Archive for the Tag 'saftey'

May 23 2008

Posted by under Reality,Tips

Propane Cylinders Used in Methamphetamine Production

 

Great.  One more thing to have to watch out for…
 
If you use a propane bbq grill or anything that runs on propane, please read the following warning.  Follow the link at the end to see what to look for. 
Meth cooks are getting the propane tanks from the exchanges at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Lowes, etc. and emptying them of the propane.  Then they are filling them with anhydrous ammonia (which they now have a recipe for by the way).  After they are finished with the cylinders, they return them to the store.  They are then refilled with propane and sent back for you and me to buy.  Anhydrous ammonia is very corrosive and weakens the structure of the tank.  It can be very dangerous when mixed with propane and hooked up to our grills, etc.
According to the National Propane Gas Association, you should inspect the propane tank for any blue or greenish residue around the valve areas.  If it is present, refuse to purchase that one.
Check the following website for more details and pictures.
http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=529

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May 14 2008

Posted by under Tips

texas driver’s license

Texas Driver’s License
This was news to me. And trust me, I got my license out and looked. It’s really there!
Something all Texans should know, especially since this has received very little or no publicity.
Your Texas driver’s license has a phone number on the back, just above the bar code on the lower left side: 1-800-525-5555. (It’s VERY SMALL PRINT, but it IS there.) This number can be called for emergency assistance on the highway or wherever you might have trouble while in your car.
A service truck will be sent to you. This service is state operated, and paid for with your tax dollars.
If you are ever stranded, just call the number on your driver’s license…help is on the way.
A state trooper will be sent to make sure all is well. This one is worth passing on especially to all the women you know.

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Mar 13 2008

Posted by under Tips,Uncategorized

CRUISE CONTROL

I wonder how many people know about this? A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and Totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore , Texas she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!


When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told her something that every driver should know – NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.

But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on when your car begins to hydro-plane and your tires lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.

The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver’s seat sun-visor – NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed – but we don’t te ll them to use the cruise control only when the pavement is dry.

The only person the accident victim found, who knew this (besides the patrolman), was a man who had had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.

If you send this to 15 people and only one of them doesn’t know about this , then it was all worth it. You might have saved a life.

NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on

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Feb 26 2008

Posted by under Humor

Gov’t Health Warning — Chewing Gum

GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING

DO NOT SWALLOW YOUR CHEWING-GUM


 

 

 

 

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