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Birthday’s

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-11-2010

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I guess we have to like birthdays, don’t we…..I mean if we did not have one here we would be starting over in another place, Heaven in my case since I am a believer in Jesus Christ, who, by the way, has gone to prepare a place for me so that where He is, there I may be also…..He told us that while He was here, huh?….Well, back to the Birthday deal….I want to keep having them on earth as long as I can but they are just not as fun as they used to be…I get the presents and the cards and the phone calls and all that and I really appreciate it….Bending down to pick up the used wrapping paper is a pain now, you know what I mean…You don’t get basketballs and footballs and softballs and bicycles  like we used to….hunting and fishing stuff seems to fall by the wayside, too, as most of us have those and it’s ” just to dangerous for you to be out there on your own, Dad, you might fall, etc.” ( the hell of it is, they are right, dang it)….gift cards seem to be best anymore, huh?…..Well, heck, I am glad folks remember me and my special day…Always makes one feel good when someone does remember you….I have been retired almost two years now and I recieved a birthday greeting from the folks down in Abilene, the office I used to report to. It’s nice for them to remember a past associate from that long ago….Well, I guess I have to keep having them here for a while longer, then I’ll start my new birthday in eternity….I’m kinda glad I don’t know exactly when that will be, know what I mean, Vern?…..Come to think about it some, I’d just as soon wait several more earthly birthdays….make that,  lots more birthdays…..

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-11-2010

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Today is a time to reflect upon all God has given us this year and the blessing He has bestowed on our families and our country, and with all of our problems we are all thankful for being Americans….Thankful that we are still one of the most powerful nations on earth and I think that is because “In God We Trust” remains our motto….This web site has readers from all over the world and I don’t know if or when you celebrate thanksgiving for what your nation is, or has, or will be, but I hope that you will give thanks for what you and your family has on this day….I am thankful that this website can reach out to you and ask for God to Bless you and your family on this day, sharing our Thanksgiving Day….Pete Hester

Letter to the Editor, Albuquerque Journal

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-11-2010

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The Albuquerque Journal published my letter about the APD,  in full, just like I sent it in except they made some needed corrections, just minor stuff understand…They did their job well and I appreciate them publishing the letter. You can scroll down a few postings and find it if you are curious, or you can go to www.abqjournal.com and read it there…..I read the paper cover to cover almost every morning, excepting when the honey-do’s are heavy and demanding, which is not often..I enjoy reading the paper, having a couple of cups of coffee….I even read my own letter again….Well, it sounded pretty good to me….Some of thier writers give me lots to write about….you know, that Ruben fellow for one…..

Jonah, as presented by the cutiest little girl

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-11-2010

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Take a few minutes to listen about Jonah as described by this precious little lady from Corinth Baptist Church. Sent to me from a relative in the south and I am not sure if the Corinth is in Mississippi or some other state. Anyway you will enjoy the sermon…..Corinth Baptist Church    Jonah click on http below

http://vimeo.com/16404771

Bernie and Them….new chapters

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads | Posted on 21-11-2010

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ok, you will need to go back to an older posting if you are not familuar with “Bernie and Them”. You can read the Introduction and Chapter’s One, Two, Three and Four there….I will be adding Chapters Five and Six today…I hope you enjoy them and if you do let me know….if you don’t, well, do what you need to do then….Ah, I’m sure you will love these little guys…they are all about having fun and helping their buddies….like us, huh?

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Warning…Warning…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-11-2010

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I had to make a trip to the dump today,( which by the way has gone from 3.75 per load to 5.25 per load since my last trip there.) I got behind a gravel truck and he had a couple of signs posted on the back of his truck. Warning…stay at least 30 feet back…and then,  I am not responsible for broken windshields….I am not sure I could have read his sign from over 30 feet away and secondly, how can he say in advance that he is not responsible for broken windshields if the rock falls from someplace on his truck?  I was behind one gravel truck once on the interstate and I must have been 150 feet behind him…This rock came off the back of his truck, hit the payment and bounced several times heading directly for me…I was able to move over and let the rock go sailing by….That rock was lodged somewhere on his rig, came off, bounced down the interstate for a good ways and had it hit me he would not have been responsible (if he also had a sign…I never caught up to him because I was afraid another rock might come off). In El Paso, on the interstate in about four lanes of fast moving traffic, a 2 by 4 came off a construction flat bed truck and started splintering into large pieces,  flying all over the interstate scaring the crap out of everyone following the truck. Truckers have to be responsible for their load, including looking for lodged rocks and gravel. It takes a few minutes, but safety demands it. The interstate is too busy a place normally without having debris flying all over the place, causing drivers to dodge to miss it…..Come on truckers and pick up drivers, check your load…..

Governor Bill Richardson

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-11-2010

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He did it again….He left us another present….Now they say, oops, the state budget deficit is 450 million, not the 250 million that we first thought….How do you mis-count that much money….I guess they don’t count money any more do they…Maybe they should…nothing should be spent that requires over a eight digit calculator and only a guy with limited math knowledge handling the treasury…..Some folks think they are to smart to get caught, and they are pretty slick, but when we do catch them its three or four years later and the damage is done…Us dumb guys wouldn’t try something like that and if we did, we would be caught right away….Sooooo, dumb down the money handlers and hire a bunch of watchers, one to watch the money guys and one to watch the watchers… Our new governor has her work cut out for her, huh?….. Thanks, Bill,…what part of the world are you off to now?

Albuquerque Police Department

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-11-2010

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We sleep well every night knowing we are protected by the APD. They do a good job in keeping us safe and free from break ins. Around my house I have a couple of firearms to give us additional protection if needed until the police arrive…..But that is some of my concern now because when police arrive at the scene of a crime, they don’t know you and they don’t know the criminal…So if I am armed when they arrive I am sure their weapons would be trained on me until the determination is made as to who is whom…..14 people have been shot by the APD in 2010, nine have died….The police have to make quick and immediate decisions as to what action to take….They want to go home to their families after the shift ends and not to the hospital or morgue….It’s tough making the right decision on the spur of the moment and I would err on the side of the good guy….You remember “Smoky and the Bandit”? One of the songs in the movie went something like, “I ain’t a gonna take no lip, with this six gun on my hip, let me tell you boy, this ain’t no toy”. I am sure hoping that our guys on the force never have that mentality when facing the perpetrator who just got into a fight with his wife or something along those lines. I don’t want anyone on our APD force injuried because he hesitated about the correct action to follow, however, I hope he will stay behind cover long enough to give the person time to drop his weapon and come to his senses….It is not easy I know…It is easy to sit here at this computer and make all kind of statements……I just hope our policemen know that when they pull that trigger, that’s it….negotiations are over…I hope they will stay under cover a couple of minutes longer and talk a little longer, it might make a difference…

Happy Veteran’s Day and some other stuff….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-11-2010

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A big thank you to our veterans….We appreciate all you have done and are doing for us….We can rest easy and enjoy life here in America, thanks to you. We salute you.

The birds are back, along with the bird counters…I wonder how many people it takes to count these little creatures, when they are jumping all around…I can just see the counters shouting out, “stand still, dang it, jumping all around is messing me up”…..But, I guess they get the job done somehow cause here is what they are saying the count is for this year, as of Nov. 6th…23,557 ducks….Canada geese, 125…light geese, 13,080…sand hill cranes, 1,919….eagles, 1…American coot, 81…Marsh and water birds, 17…shorebirds, 16….gulls and terns, 105…hawks and owls, 10….There is a nice article in the Albuquerque Journal today telling about the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, just south of Socorro, NM…it states that while the refuge was built for birds, it has become a haven for a wide range of wildlife. Corn grown under contract for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service provide food for the sandhill crane, snow geese and Ross’s geese and about 350 different species of birds…..reptiles, amphibians, insects and about 30 kind of mammals are attracted to this area…Also, this year the aplomado falcon was seen by the vistors to the park. It is one of the rarest birds of prey to be found in New Mexico and has been formally declared “endangered”. Their attraction is the dragonflies….Coyotes, deer and elk have been seen in the refuge…The Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration Weekend is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, Nov.  13 and 14 at the Albuquerque Open Space Vistors Center, 6500 Coors NW…for more info go to   www.cabq.gov/openspace/sandhillcranes.html

I went to that web site and its says it is not working…click on the ” Visiting” section and it will tell you about the return of the sandhill cranes, etc…Pete

Bernie and Them downloads

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads | Posted on 10-11-2010

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Ok, after some prompting from No. 3 son and also finally realizing that I did not have Adobe Reader installed, I think I am ready to try again to let you read some chapters….Since I have had so many problems I am going to put the first four chapter in this download. Remember that you will enjoy this better if you learn the characters by reading the introduction….Ok, here goes…firing for effect…copyright 2005 by E. V. Pete Hester….never published if you would like to entertain that aspect of it….could use a good screen writer also…..

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Let me know what you think of my boys….and some of you will have to let me know when you are ready for the next installment…These guys go on up to the white house, fighting the dang old CIA gang and well, you’ll see….Pete