There are no scratches on the outside of this car, but the vehicle is totaled.
Below is the story and the pics.
A man in Waterton, came out to find the inside of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia trashed.
A grizzly bear had somehow got a door open (easy considering the way the handles are) and once inside got trapped when the door shut behind him. Probably by the wind.
The Toyota was a platinum edition, all the door panels were ripped off, the headliner torn to pieces, all headrests, the leather seats, the dash shredded. The steering column was twisted sideways.
Two of the six airbags went off, the other four the bear ripped to pieces. (...You can imagine a trapped grizzly being hit with an airbag in an enclosed space! He must-have figured he was in for the fight of his life ...and by the looks of this car, he won the fight.
When the bear ripped off the door panels he also clawed all the wiring harnesses out. Toyota figures every wire he pulled or clawed at resulted in alarm bells, voices or sparks.
The head mechanic at Calgary Toyota doubted if they had the expertise to put this vehicle back together, even if they had enough parts to do it. And, to add insult to injury, the bear took a big dump in the back of the SUV ....and then broke out the rear window.
Fish and wildlife officers have inspected the damage and figure it was a 3-year-old Griz.
From blood left behind they are doing DNA.
The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company.
The cost new was over $70,000, and they stopped counting repair costs at $60,000+.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
If you watch you may to stop several time to throw up!
The credit card company's recent contract update includes terms that sound menacing and creepy.
Los Angeles Times Business columnist, David Lazarus discusses Capital One's strange new contract policies and little to no qualifications for air controllers.
By David LazarusDing-dong, Cap One calling.
February 17, 2014, 4:32 p.m.
Credit card issuer Capital One isn't shy about getting into customers' faces. The company recently sent a contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by any time it pleases.
The update specifies that "we may contact you in any manner we choose" and that such contacts can include calls, emails, texts, faxes or a "personal visit."
As if that weren't creepy enough, Cap One says these visits can be "at your home and at your place of employment."
The police need a court order to pull off something like that. But Cap One says it has the right to get up close and personal anytime, anywhere.
Rick Rofman, 71, of Van Nuys received the contract update the other day. He was spooked by the visitation rights Cap One was claiming for itself.
"Even the Internal Revenue Service cannot visit you at home without an arrest warrant," Rofman observed.
Indeed, you'd think the 4th Amendment of the Constitution, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, would make this sort of thing verboten.
"It sounds really invasive, but I don't think it's a violation of your 4th Amendment rights," said Daniel E. Kann, a Santa Clarita lawyer who specializes in illegal-search cases.
He explained that the amendment applies primarily to searches and seizures by law enforcement, not civilians. A credit card company, in theory, could reserve the right to visit your home or office without a court order, Kann said.
But he emphasized that there are laws against harassment, not to mention stalking, and Cap One could be held accountable under such statutes if, say, it took to inviting itself over for dinner or hanging around your cubicle.
Incredibly, Cap One's aggressiveness doesn't stop with personal visits. The company's contract update also includes this little road apple:
"We may modify or suppress caller ID and similar services and identify ourselves on these services in any manner we choose."
Now that's just freaky. Cap One is saying it can trick you into picking up the phone by using what looks like a local number or masquerading as something it's not, such as Save the Puppies or a similarly friendly-seeming bogus organization.
This is known as spoofing, and it's perfectly legal. As I've written before, the federal Truth in Caller ID Act makes it a crime to use a phony number or caller ID message to commit fraud or cause harm to others.
But it's not against the law to engage in what courts have called "non-harmful spoofing," which includes businesses wearing digital disguises to penetrate a consumer's phone defenses.
Such corporate spoofing is employed primarily by telemarketers. It's weird, to say the least, for this practice to be so publicly adopted by a major credit card issuer.
Emily Rusch, executive director of the California Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization, said it's especially troubling for Cap One to declare itself a spoofer as people grapple with recent security breaches involving Target, Neiman Marcus and other businesses.
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One of the key Republican figures responsible for this is senate WHIP John Cornyn. He has voted against nearly all of the Conservative attempts to defund Obamacare, he voted with democrats to kill the filibuster against amnesty, he voted with democrats to kill the filibuster against the nomination of an anti-gun pro-abortion federal judge, and he voted with democrats to let Obama make appointments without senate confirmation. (This information was provided by www.stockman2014.com) Just who is this guy working for?
Florida Congressman Allen West (R) had gone public and announced to the nation that nearly 80 members of the Democrat Party in the house belonged to the Communist Party USA. This is a shocking revelation seeing as though most of them probably couldn’t tell you a thing about the history of communism in the twentieth century. Be that as it may, Allen West neglected to mention the fact that members of the GOP were actually working with communists in the development of the gang of eight immigration bill. http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/the-communist-party-usa-has-infiltrated-the-gop-i-knew-it/
Why were Republicans working with communist party members on an immigration bill they knew would destroy the nation? The only logical answer is that the Communist Party USA is as deeply entrenched in the GOP as it is in the Democrat Party. Understanding this is vital in order to put all of the traitorous actions of the GOP into greater perspective.
One of the goals of the Communist Party is to overwhelm the public with enough confusion and uncertainty that they lose hope to the point of accepting anything in its place. The communist plan all along has been to discredit America in all of its aspects; government, culture, economy and morality in the hopes of being able to present communism as a viable alternative that would not only solve all of these problems, but build a better, almost perfect society. This is why any average American would not be able to recall the atrocities committed by left wing communist regimes, this reality has been ignored in our institutions of higher learning. What the communists have been able to brilliantly pull off is labeling the holocaust and fascism as a right wing extremist ideology, hence the ease in which the left is able to discredit Conservatives. The history of this goes all the way back to the second world war in which the U.S. was offering military supplies and funding to the Soviet Union while pretending that there was not a mass democide taking place.
What all of this means is that John Boehner, John Cornyn and other big shot establishment Republicans are not republicans at all; they are infiltrators doing their part to discredit the institution of congress. It would be safe to say that they have been extremely successful as the congressional approval rating currently sits at an all time low of nine percent. This gives the Communist Party the perfect opportunity to present their vision of utopia to a misinformed public that has been conned into believing our constitutional form of government is flawed because of the actions of these traitors. This is best highlighted by the recent words of Sam Webb, head of the Communist Party USA.
“The problem is that there is such a stigma about communism among Americans, thanks to Obama and his policies however; people are more willing to accept it.” http://www.teaparty.org/communist-party-usa-tells-obama-weve-got-back-34813/Did you catch that? Thanks to Obama and his policies people are more willing to accept communism. What he is really saying is that Obama has done a superb job of destroying the economy and creating hopelessness that people are desperate enough to accept anything in place of the current broken system. That’s what you get when a nation is stupid enough to elect a community organizer to the highest office of the land. All they know how to do is create hate and discontent, as the words community organizer evolved from the term communist agitator.
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Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 02:05 PM
By Wanda Carruthers
"It isn't constitutional," Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, told Fox News' "Happening Now" show. "The Constitution establishes a bar over which the government must go before it can commence any investigation about anybody.
"Law enforcement is not allowed to use its powers for no reason, or on a hunch, or a whim. It has to have a reason that they can articulate as to who did what wrong before they can start investigating," he added.
As a means to track illegal immigrants, Napolitano said the plan "isn't efficient." He explained the government must answer, "Why are you investigating?" because he said, "You can't just investigate anybody you want."
The national license plate tracking system under the Department of Homeland Security would scan plates of drivers in cities across the country, which would then go into a national database, according to Fox News.
DHS stated the purpose was to help locate fugitive illegal immigrants, The Washington Post reported.
A commercial enterprise would take the photographs and store them in a database, but Napolitano said the government would have "complete electronic access to all the information in the servers of the private company."
"This is a proposal, not enacted by the Congress, not voted on by any of the people's representatives, but snuck into a budget by some bureaucrats who decided to go out and spend this money to hire this company to take pictures of every license plate in select major cities in the United States," he said.
A new federal police department within DHS would oversee the program, Napolitano said.
"These are federal cops taking pictures of people as they drive their cars on highways. This has never been done before," he said.
Napolitano said the proposed program would "destroy our freedom," and the erosion of rights would create a world where children "will never know what privacy was."
Monday, February 17, 2014
February 14, 2014 2:42 PM
The House voted 54-to-6 to introduce a bill sponsored by Rep. John Eklund, R-Cheyenne.
Eklund said he believes the state urgently needs to act on the school-security issue. There’s little if any law-enforcement presence in many rural areas, and school workers need to be ready to protect themselves and their students, he said.
“I believe that it might be a deterrent for a terrorist or criminal to break into a school or harm our kids,” Eklund said after the vote on his bill. “It might be a deterrent to know that there might be guns waiting on the other side of the wall.”
Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, was among the few who voted against Eklund’s bill.
Speaking after the vote, Brown said anyone who would consider doing harm to schoolchildren should face the uncertainty that teachers and other school workers could be armed. But he doesn’t believe that merely having a concealed-carry permit is a sufficient level of training, he said.
Brown suggested the state require the same level of firearms training for anyone with access to guns in schools as it does for active duty law enforcement officers.
“They need to be POST-certified (Peace Officer Standards and Training) because then they’re schooled, and have a little bit of experience in the decision-making process and how, in the split second, to make the decision and make the right one,” Brown said.
The House voted down a more sweeping bill Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, that bill would have allowed anyone over the age of 21 who holds a concealed-carry permit to carry guns at schools and college campuses in the state.
“This bill doesn’t give any rights to say who can and who can’t carry,” Jaggi said. “I think we just need to take the law of the land seriously. Criminals don’t ask when they come into a gun-free zone.”
The University of Wyoming has opposed calls to allow concealed carry on campus.
Chris Boswell, vice president for governmental and community affairs at the University of Wyoming, said this week the UW administration favors the current approach under which no one but trained law enforcement officers may carry concealed weapons on campus or at sporting events without approval from the UW police chief.
Last year, the U.S. Senate struck down a bipartisan bill that would have expanded gun background checks following the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead, including 20 children.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
“High level sources have informed Yellowhammer News that Remington, one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama. The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.” Expansion, yes. But Big Green’s move to the Yellowhammer State is nothing if not an escape from New York. As Yellowhammer makes clear . . .
Remington first began considering new locations after the New York legislature passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in response to the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn. In addition to banning magazines that contain more than seven rounds and requiring instant background checks on ammo purchases, the NY SAFE Act broadened the definition of so-called “assault weapons” to include a wide range of guns, including the Bushmaster, which was being manufactured at Remington’s New York plant.Governor Cuomo and his civilian disarmament allies have some ‘splainin’ to do. On the downside, Remington’s departure will take the reins off of notorious gun grabber Senator Chuck Schumer, who’s been chomping at the bit to ban guns since ever. How will this move effect Cerberus’ longstanding as-yet-unrealized plan to sell the Freedom Group? Dunno. Meanwhile, the distinction between “slave states” (states favoring gun control) and “free states” (states recognizing firearms freedom) continues apace.
Almost half the states in the country have made pitches to Remington, included Arizona, Oklahoma, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. But in the end, the company chose Huntsville, Ala.