Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MAGPIE TALES


A carabiner or karabiner is a metal loop with a sprung or screwed gate.[1] The loop part opposite the gate is referred to as the spine. It can quickly and reversibly connect components in safety-critical systems. The word comes from "Karabinerhaken", meaning "hook for a carbine" in German.[2]

 OK--MAYBE IT DOESN'T LOOK A THING LIKE THE PIC ON MAGPIES SITE TO YOU!: BUT IT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT POPPED INTO MY HEAD! BUT I THOUGHT OF IMPROVEMENTS AND MODERNIZATION TO WHAT I HAD USED IN 19 AND 73!!!


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by JMc

As the rope slipped, burning like fire through my climbing glove, I realized Mountain climbing was way overrated! Even tightening my grip and remembering the safety training--((AN OXYMORON AT THIS POINT)_ most of it SLIPPED my mind!)), I was a Legend Before the Fall, and set myself up to Spiral Downwards, out of control in Life!

I remember wanting to Kick Miley Cyrus'--Hanna BanAnaas' Butt- softly singing "LIFE IS A CLIMB", as I gently fell,  PLUMMETED out of control towards my imminent death! I THOUGHT A CARIBINER WAS SOMEONE FROM JAMAICA!!!!!

The only time I had trained on this, was TO rescue PEOPLE, during my Paramedic Training! It was fun repelling out of the 70 foot Fire Tower, as well as the Viet Namh era Huey Helicopter- with it's "chop chop chop" of the rotors!  
 As IF you could hear your instructor!!!! Yes--I have done that! That was 38 years ago--and things tend to FALL FROM GRACE,  DROP, from the mind after all that time!
We actually flew patients in from remote areas of the County- and Pilots were able to keep up their hours, so this was why we trained.... but I regress......
Now I was the one in need of saving. Thankfully, just in the nick of time, I hit the back button on my Browser- returning me to my blog..and SAFETY!

So much for Modern Art- I thought. But I HAVE to go back for another look, as REPELLING as that may be!!

Please go to Magpies site and play! Click on link at top of post.....OR HERE!





This Crack Military Unit (from another Country..) spoofs, something similar to what our Navy Captain did.

Did he go to far?


What is your opinion of the Repeal of,  Don't ask Don't Tell ?

I have never served..but to ALL who do, and want to:

GOD BLESS YOU: EACH AND EVERYONE!!!!!!

Regardless!!!!! I'm just sayin'......

JMc

14 comments:

  1. I don't know anything about the law so i have no opinion.

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  2. Jeannie--put simply it allows Homosexuals to serve openly in the US Military. Before- it was "Don't ask-Don't tell!"


    J


    Steve-- I will gladly follow--excellent Blog!

    J

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  3. Bless ALL who wish to serve the common good!

    And bless YOU, John. Happy New Year


    Warm aloha-Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral

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  4. Cloudia! mahalo, and Aloha from SC!


    Happy New Year! Are you Drying out yet???
    Stay tuned as LuLu and I are going to do a review!!!!!!!!! on Guess what???

    LOL

    JOhn

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  5. THere is nothing so exciting as a free-repel, when you have no wall for your feet can connect and you zip down the line at a high rate of speed....

    As for "don't ask, don't tell," it just doesn't jive with the military's honor code... Either let them serve or don't, but don't make anyone lie.

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  6. John, You most likely know how I feel already, in my opinion if someone wants to serve our country their sexual orientation should not be an issue, dont ask dont tell or serve openly just leave everyone alone and let them do their jobs.

    God Bless those who stand up for us in the military.

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  7. sage-- That's why I Love Blogging--input from everyone is welcome and we all become more informed. Having never served, I missed that important aspect.

    I agree totally with don't make anyone lie. I think that's why having to stay in the "Closet" so to speak, for so many, for so long--that "Living a Lie" in their minds--made an incredibly difficult: for all with slightly different sexual orientation situation..more difficult: than what was once considered the "NORM"

    Great input my friend!

    A Free repel is awesome indeed. Timing the stop is AWESOME!!!!

    Thanks for your Wisdom.

    John


    Jimmy.. I just can't bring myself to judge anyone anymore. And of course I'm not perfect--but I'm learning much more tolerance and acceptance -...even , and I would say ESPECIALLY, as a professing Christian! There are many things I may disagree with, (especially politically- LOL!!!)- but when it comes to a persons belief system, or sexual orientation--I'm so unfit to pass judgment!

    John

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  8. This message has so many deeper meanings... so many questions thrown out there for debate in today's world... Thank you for sharing, getting the thoughts stirring for others.

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  9. Love the carabiner connection ... you are right!

    I was 100% behind the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

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  10. Reflections---Thanks and please see comment on your last BEAUTIFUL post!

    I wanted to take a chance on Stirring the Pot on this one!

    John


    Helen! Thanks for the comment! I wondered how far off base I was on that?? LOL!

    Blessings in 2011!!!

    John

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  11. As long as it doesn't involve children or barnyard animals, I don't give a single hoot about a person's sexual preference.

    I've done some repelling both in the military and for fun. I remember the first time, I slipped over the edge... scary!

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  12. Thanks Pet--and you are right my friend-- that first LEAN BACK--over the edge--is very edgy indeed! But what a Rush!!

    J

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