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I receive many nice compliments with each issue of The Farsider. I’m sure you realize that the increasing number of Contributors greatly enhance the interest and attraction to the publication. More interest, too, when Ernie sends out the pictures of the monthly meeting including the names of the attendees.

Those of us who have moved too far away to attend are amazed at how much older you guys are! 🙂
With that in mind, I am reminded of the times a member sent in pictures of an activity they were they were involved in.
Lumpy’s fishing trip, for example:

Another example using a post by Dave Wysuph:

So this years Ducks Unlimited tournament in Las Vegas is in he books.  The squad from left to right was Jonathan Wise, Steve Burson, me, Ron Bourque, and Eric Swager.  As you can see there is snow on the mountains behind us, as always it was windy and there were the usual things to make you uncomfortable.  This year I showed marked improvement over the last several years and placed in the middle of 3 of the games I shot and did NOT place DFL in any game.  In the main I wasn’t last, or next to it, but I could clearly see it from where I placed….still an improvement!  The targets were well set and it really was a fun event.

In response to your question of “what am I up to, and how have I stayed out of jail” let me give

you a little background.
I’ve been pheasant hunting in South Dakota for many years. One year the guide confirmed I
was a policeman and that I carried a shotgun in my police car. Then he told me I better start
practicing with it, because I can’t hit anything. It wasn’t completely true, and even good shots
have bad days. Upon returning home my neighbor got me shooting sporting clays at Coyote
Valley. That led to me becoming an experience package guide (in trade for some free targets).
Ultimately my neighbor said we should join NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association) and be
registered competitive shooters. It’s a sad tale, fell in with a bad crowd, started trading up in
shotguns (an 870 isn’t what the cool kids are shooting….), bought a golf cart and outfitted it to
be a sporting clays cart (basket on front and 4 shotgun racks). I’ve met some real characters,
and some friends for life in the shooting sports.
Attached are some hunt photos and some competition photos. I was there when Jeff Martin
shot his first pheasant, same with Jim Spence. I even got John Quinn in the field with a gun and
his daughter.

Do me a favor and take a few pics and maybe short videos next time you go golfing, bowling, fishing, hunting, or just BBQing out back with family and friends. I’ll bet some of you have even different and unusual activities that would be of interest to all.  I’m sure we will all enjoy, even if your wife and kids beat you at Cornhole!
The movie ratings system has eight levels: G (general audiences), PG (parental guidance suggested), PG-13 (parental guidance strongly suggested), R (restricted), NC-17 (no one 17 and under admitted), X (adult only), XXX (extreme adult content).
And as you might consider this a semi-family oriented publication, please consider deleting any XXX activities! (ATTN Kerry Smith!)
10 Warning Signs You’re A Pathetic Beta Male

Alright, SIMPS! These days, it’s getting harder and harder to find any real men. Not guys who are “in touch with their feelings” or “enjoy a good pair of barefoot wingtip shoes” — we’re talking real-deal, manly men. If you want to be a testosterone-filled HIGH-VALUE bro, you need to keep a sharp eye out for any signs of wussiness and purge them from your body immediately.

The Babylon Bee has put together this list of warning signs that you are a PATHETIC BETA.

  1. Ordering a filet instead of the 42-oz. tomahawk: “Filet” is a French word. A tomahawk is a type of axe. Eat a real steak, bro.
  2. You once thought about petting a cat: Really? A cat? C’mon. SOFT.
  3. You open the door for a lady: Weaksauce, bro! Man up and slam it in her face.
  4. You wear an oven mitt to take hot things out of the oven: Real men aren’t afraid to melt their fingerprints off.
  5. You asked for help while bench-pressing 225: Might as well join the SPIN class, woman.
  6. Somebody taking your picture said “Say cheese!” and you said “Cheese!”: Do you always just do whatever anyone tells you? You look like a doofus, Steve.
  7. You emitted a sound of pain the last time someone stabbed you: Show some pain tolerance, man. What are you, a woman? So lame.
  8. You use a lighter to start a fire: You’ve abandoned thousands of years of manly, old-school fire-starting tradition.
  9. You kissed a girl who has kissed another man before you met; therefore, you kissed a dude: How’s it feel, dude-kisser?
  10. You cried at any point in your life other than the end of GladiatorWe will also accept Saving Private Ryan or Master & Commander.

If you see yourself anywhere in the list above, you better start sweating and producing some testosterone before it’s too late, sweetheart.

CNN Fires Don Lemon Again Just To Be Sure, Story HERE

 As he starts to campaign, he announced his ‘free speech’ agenda.  Among the highlights – he will change Section 230, which currently excuses social media from liability and makes them into news ‘platforms’, not ‘news purveyors ‘.  Government employees would be barred from becoming staff on social media platforms for a seven year ‘cooling off’ period after leaving office, and Trump would create a ‘digital bill of rights’ to protect citizens.  Of course the left hates all of that.  Forty democrats actually voted to ban Trump from ever holding office again.  That is illegal, but since when has that bothered democrats?

Learn Our History Today: On May 11, 1943, during World War II, an Allied force made up almost entirely of Americans began an operation to retake the Island of Attu in the Aleutian Island chain (a part of Alaska), which had been

captured by Japanese forces earlier in April 1942. Unfortunately, the Allies were plagued by problems. The Allies did not have nearly enough landing craft to properly land all their troops and equipment. In addition, the equipment that was available struggled to operate properly due to the bitter cold. There was also a shortage of suitable beaches where the landings could take place, and this lack of beaches did not help whatsoever when it came to frostbite, which many soldiers incurred in the freezing weather. Supplies and assistance simply could not be delivered as needed and many suffered horribly as a result.

When it came to the fighting on Attu, the Japanese decided to dig in on the hills of the Island instead of contesting the landings, and accordingly the fighting became close and vicious as the Americans tried to push them out. At the end of the campaign, the last Japanese forces on the island launched one of the largest banzai charges of the entire war, resulting in brutal, furious hand-to-hand combat.  A total of 3,929 U.S. troops were lost taking Attu, with many being killed or wounded by the numerous Japanese booby traps placed throughout the island.  The Japanese lost over 2,850 men killed, almost their entire force. Only 29 Japanese soldiers were taken alive.

Also, on this day in U.S. history:

1858: Minnesota is admitted as 32nd state.

1910: Glacier National Park in Montana is formed.

1967: The U.S. hits 100,000,000 total phones connected

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark


 The 1st Marine Division Association, Silicon Valley Chapter

Is Hosting the 7th Annual SOS Breakfast On 20 May 2023

Come to the Moffett Field Museum

From 10:00 to Noon

All Marines and Corpsmen welcome

Bring a Buddy or Spouse

       SOS on bread, juice, fruit and coffee-$25 ea. Fee to cover Costs

RSVP by Thursday May 18th: Mike Welsh mikewelsh53@hotmail.com 415-999-0302

The Guest Speaker is

Joel A. Van Brunt, Col. USMCR of Defense Innovation Unit

John Buck Memorial Click HERE

A reminder; PBA meeting on Wednesday May 17th, doors open at 5:00 PM.

The annual San Jose Police Memorial was held yesterday.
The event had a last minute change of venue due to weather concerns from PAB to the Church on the Hill, off of Curtner.
The Department was well represented and as well as the fallen officers family members.

Kudos to the Department’s Honor Guard members and the San Jose Police Emerald Society Band for their selection to the National Police Memorial Week activities next week.

Charlie Chaplin once told a joke in front of an audience..!!
Everyone laughed
And he told it a second time, so only a few laughed.
When he told it for the third time, no one laughed.
Then he said beautiful words.
If you can’t laugh and laugh at the same joke, why do you cry and cry at the same pain and sorrow?
So enjoy every moment of your life – Charlie Chaplin left a great legacy without saying a word or hurting anyone’s feelings. We remember these phrases that touch the heart.
*** Nothing in this life is permanent, not even our Problems.
*** I love walking in the rain so no one can see my tears.
*** The day you waste the most in your life is the day you don’t laugh.




Celebrating Intl Women’s Day


Lexophile” is a word used to describe those that have a love for words,
such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with
a broken pencil is pointless.” A competition to see who can come up with
the best lexophiles is held every year in an undisclosed location.
This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end.

.. When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

.. A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

… When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

. The batteries were given out free of charge.

… A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

.. A will is a dead giveaway.

… With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

.. A boiled egg is hard to beat.

.. When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.

.. Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

.. Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

.. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s just two tired.

.. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

This is crazy! 

  About 6 months ago, there was a news program on oil and one of The Forbes Bros. was the guest.  The host said to Forbes, “I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. Have in the ground?”
  Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “More than all the Middle East put Together.”
  The U.S. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only Scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big.  It was a revised report (hadn’t been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota, western South Dakota, and Extreme eastern Montana.

Check THIS out:

The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable (5 Billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, we’re looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion. 
“When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their Jaws hit the floor.
They had no idea.” says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s financial analyzer. 
“This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years,” reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
It’s a formation known as the Williston Basin but is more commonly referred to as the ‘Bakken.’  It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada.
For years, U.S. Oil exploration has been considered a dead end. 
Even the ‘Big Oil’ companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago.
However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken’s Massive reserves, And, we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels.
And because this is Light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL!!!!! 
That’s enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years Straight. And if THAT didn’t throw you on the floor, then this next one should – Because it’s from 2006 !!!!!!
U.S. Oil Discovery – Largest Reserve in the World Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006.  Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the Largest untapped oil reserve in the world.   It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush Mandated its extraction. 
In many recent years of high oil prices none has been extracted. With this mother lode of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore Drilling?
They reported this stunning news:  We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on Earth.

Here are the official estimates:
8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
18 times as much oil as Iraq
21 times as much oil as Kuwait
22 times as much oil as Iran
500 times as much oil as Yemen
And it’s all right here in the Western United States !!!!!!

HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this?
Because the Environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become Independent of foreign oil! 
Again, we are letting a small group of people Dictate our lives and our economy. WHY?
James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East, more than 2 TRILLION barrels Untapped.
That’s more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the World today, reports The Denver Post.
Don’t think ‘OPEC’ will drop its price even with this find? Think again!  It’s all about the competitive marketplace, it has to.
Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?
Got your attention yet? Now, while you’re thinking about it, do this:

Pass this along. If you don’t take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.

Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to everyone in your address book.

By the way, this can be verified. Check it out at the link below !!!!!!


Note how seemingly? innocent? entries can be turned against us!

Some people left their car in the long-term parking at the airport while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people’s home and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration / insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.
2. GPS:
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS – don’t put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.
I never thought of this! This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, “I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve replied a little while ago.” When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text “hubby” in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes they had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children’s seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf (Wait until you read the WHOLE story!) Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.
Moral lesson:
A. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mum, etc.
B. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
C. Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet “family and friends” who text you.
Even if this does not pertain to you, please let your family and friends know so they don’t get caught in a scam…

YIKES! (33 pics … road in mountains in Columbia)



Allah’s Blessing…




Sad days ahead… I often wonder if it is possible to turn this around? 




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