Imagine youre rolling down the road in a big rig, but youre not the driver- youre in the back, comfortable sleeping in your bed while your wife is driving. Then imagine she shouts your name, waking you up as the 80,000 lb. rig starts to drift uncontrollably on the black ice.
That's what happened to me last night on Highway 287 North, just outside of Texas.
We're now in a place called Boise City, Ohlahoma (Yeah thats Boise OK, not Idaho- i never even knew there was a Boise, OK.)
Black ice on the road. The national weather service has issued an ice storm alert for the entire northern part of Texas- also warnings across the southwest, in New Mexico, Arizona, and several other states.
What you do in those situations seems quite counter-intuitive, but it works. My wife is an excellent driver and has countered this exact situation many times, so I was completely confident in her abilities. What you do is "let go"- let go of the wheel, take your foot off the brakes, off the acccelerator, off the clutch,. the impulse to "grab to wheel" to gain control of your vehicle can easily spell disaster, a jacknife, or worse in these situations.
So the truck began to slow down by itself as it giuded itself, weaving helplessly on the ice down the road. It feels like your're 'floating.'
Finally, control was re-gained, although still precariously. There was no safe place to stop.
We weren't too far from 'Kit Carson, Colorado,' (they have a quaint museum there if you're ever passing through) but it seemed like a bad idea to try and continue. After all, we came upon a big rig in front of us who was going slow- very slow, less than 10 miles per hour.
The ice on the road got worse and it quickly turned into nothing but a big sheet of ice, not even black ice, but white- very few if any traction between our tires and the road.
There did just happen to be a truck stop over yonder off this little highway, thank goodness. But there was no phone dignal, no GPS signal, and no wireless internet signal coming from our hotspot. Back to the 1800s! (Well, they didn't have heaters.)
We followed the truck in front of us, who was obviously headed there too, to the truck stop. Turning left on the little street fro this highwy was very precarious because we had slowed down to the point that traction and leverage on the road got even worse. Sometimes on ice, even though going forward can be scary, stopping is even worse, the worse thing you can do.
As the truck in front of us turned left, his truck was weaving and losing control on the black ice- even though he was going probably less than 5MPH at this point.
He made it OK, and we did the same, going through a series of little streets following the landmark of the truck stop sign which was visible from very far away.
Thank God we made it safely to the Loves truck stop, and even found a spot- which is generally very unlikely in a snow or ice storm, especially the later in the day it gets.
Yeah, the load has to get to the west coast, but guess what? Priorities. our life is worth more than the load on time, so we're sitting it out until morning or until the ice clears good enough to drive again.
Thank goodness I had already stopped at a Walmart in Childress, TX Thursday afternoon to stock up on water and snacks. I don't even have to get out of the truck in the freezing weather!
Lots of truck drivers there, it's one of the rare Walmarts that actually offer truck parking. Very hospitable of them. Truckers would be carrying their wite oplastic walmart bags of garbage food back to their rigs. On thanksgiving no less! People should appreciate the job truckers across America do, to get all the stuff to the stores. It's not an easy job or an easy life for everyone. That is why there is a driver shortage, and the turnover rate in this industry is over 100%.
(For those 94 million Americans who are allegedly "out of work and can't find a job," this is an easy opt-in!)
This is the coldest day of the year I've experienced in 2015.
The coldest day I've ever experienced was in a place called rqwlins, Wyoming off I-80. It must've been 2010, and i had to fuel. i stopped at TA truck stop in Rawlins and it was so cold- so deathly cold.- I couldnt believe it. if i hadnt had a truck to jump back into, I feel I would've died of the cold, thats how cold it was, It was truly awful. While fueling you cant have the engine running, so no heater either. No usually you dont go insde the truck while fueling, but this time it was too cold to even stand outside. I'm from southern California so I dont go for that weather. I don't like it.
The second coldest place I've ever been was Santa Rosa New Mexico. This is off I-40 about an hour west of the iconic 'Tucumcari.' My co-driver at the time had engine trouble with the truck and had to stop. Thankfully we just happen to have a truck stop at that moment. It was a Loves, and we stoped right before the big rig died. it would not start back up. It was the middle of the night, and the tow truck couldnt arrive until the next morning.
Even though I had layers of clothes, long underwear, jacket, ski cap, etc, it was so freezing cold I couldnt bear it. This is the kind of weather people die in, and if you don't think that people die in the vehicles from cold winter weather, think again and do your research. It happens quite often.
So I went inside this Loves truck stop, they had a Carl's Jr./Green burrito restaurant inside. I sat there at a booth prior to even ordering anything, my teeth chattering and trying to get a grip , thank God for the heater which was blasting in the Carl's Jr. Man that experience was really something else.
So today, November 27, 2015, is the third coldest day I've ever expeirenced. Writing this from my colfy bed in the rig, stranded in a Texas Ice storm, under the covers, heater blasting.
"There is also the complication that truckers are constantly going onto the property of multiple shippers and receivers. All of those industrial customers have anti-gun and workplace violence policies that forbid, (in many jurisdictions by force of law), these hard-working citizens from being on the customer's property while armed. As another complication, most trucking companies have anti-gun policies that forbid their drivers from carrying weapons in their company-owned trucks. As a result of this discrimination, many in the trucking industry are introducing "Mike's Law." It's a call for a nationwide federal firearms reciprocity for those who are professionally engaged in interstate commerce. It's named for Michael Boeglin who was shot and his body was found in the sleeper of his burned-out truck. By the way, another driver was found shot in the face this week after an attempted robbery. Current laws and company policies left him defenseless and dead. Disarmament isn't the answer.
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I have almost 9 million views on my youtube channel. But this video, with only 6,400 views, is still my absolute favorite. Be sure to watch this powerful video of a man who was shot by cops, charged with attempted murder of a police officer, spent 2 years in prison and was aquitted of all charges by a jury of 12, without a lawyer, representing himself! His webpage is here: "Shot In Reverse, Saved By God": The Vincent Arias Story
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Glassy-Eyed Dimwit Ben Carson Dons The Beanie 10/28/15 In case you missed it, Dr. Ben "No American should be Allowed to Have A Semi-Automatic Weapon" Carson paid his obligatory visit to the 'Wailing Wall' wearing his yarmulke. Carson, the dim-witted glassy-eyed Israeli shill, has also said that the millions of illegal aliens "uh, they could stay." He's also said "Al Sharpton and I Have the Same Goals." I am not kidding he actually has said all of those things. He just changed his party affiliation to Republican six months prior to running for president.
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The Ron Paul Bumper Sticker Is Still On My Car (Tearjerker tribute vid ;-)
Just for fun. This is a vid I made in 2008 after his campaign ended."remember the good times. A tribute to Dr. Paul and all his supporters who fight for freedom. Keep up the good work everyone!"
Several people at the time told me that this made them cry. ;-)
(BEAUTIFUL LOSER/ I WILL REMEMBER YOU')
[The background story of the video, and my introduction to Ron Paul (from my dad when I was a kid) , along with my dad and my trip to the first Ron Paul meet-up in Pasadena, California - a meeting which was featured in the New York Times (they falsely mis-characterized the entire meeting by the way, and claimed that there were a bunch of jew haters there when none of that is true! No one even mentoned Jews at that meeting.) is here.
My Visit To The Memorial to the "Up To Six Million" Murdered Jews of Europe - Berlin, Germany 8/23/15
This "highly visible" holocaust memorial is appropriately sandwiched between the infamous Reichstag Building, The U.S. Embassy, and the Homosexual Memorial Museum. The placard in the video states, in part, "In August 1988, the journalist Lea Rosh and the historian Eberhard Jackel made a public proposal for establishing a "highly visible memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe" in Berlin. On 25 June 1999, after long and drawn out debates, the German Bundestag finally passed a resolution to build a "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" based on the design by the New York architect, Peter Eisenman. On 10 May 2005 the Holocaust Memorial - comprising 2,711 concrete stelar and a subterraneon Information Centre - was officially opened to the public. The exhibition provides information about the Holocaust and the "authentic sites of remembrance". Moreover, it honours the up to six million Jewish victims from throughout Europe."
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Walters: "Even if its Palestinian areas?"
Palin: "I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to expand."
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New law allows Israeli Air Force easy opportunity for a false flag in United States 7/20/12
Will the Israeli Air Force be used to carry out another false-flag attack in America? On Tuesday night, July 17th, the U.S. Congress passed the final version of the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 a bill which not only will give Israel hundreds of millions of dollars worth of 'surplus' military equipment, but will allow the Israeli Air Force to conduct "training and exercise opportunities in the United States". The bill was "Presented to President" Obama on July 19th but as of this writing has not yet been signed into law. Israel, along with the United States, has a long documented history of "false flag operations"- deceptive attacks which are generally conducted in order to deceive the public in order to get them to support new wars.
Eerie Predecessor of Chris Dorner: the James Beck Redux February 24, 2013
The Christopher Dorner saga has an eerie predecessor with many striking similarities, involving a 35-year old former police officer named James Beck. Police burned him to the ground inside a home during a standoff.