” At an event to help injured veterans surf at Cardiff State Beach Tuesday, a state park ranger told the organizers they needed a permit to be on the beach.
The Veterans Day event was sponsored by Operation Amped, an organization that teaches disabled veterans to surf.
Joel Tudor, a volunteer, said surfing provides therapy for the injured veterans.
“ Surfing has been a really neat form for these people to have a sense of relaxation, to remove the traumatic stress,” Tudor said.
Tudor uploaded a picture to Instagram that upset many people on social media. In the photo, a park ranger holding a prosthetic leg on the sand is shown hassling volunteers on the beach.”
The caption to this Instagram photo from joeljitsu reads:
” 3 days ago
In all my years of being a surfer and being hassled by the state parks, I’ve never seen such a asshole as this officer here! Today on Veterans Day of all days— this piece of shit had the audacity to tell the wounded warriors ( a non-profit for wounded veterans who want to surf as a form of medication to their souls!) that they would need a permit to be at Cardiff due to a public post on Facebook— the post was made so that people could volunteer time and take a vet for a slide! Mind you that every vet there today had already payed the 15$ parking fee— at one point as the wanna be cop was hassling the organizer…. A woman with no leg crawled through the dirt behind this guy to the waves…. Talk about zero sympathy or respect for his country and it’s vets! Please repost this pic in hopes of this getting to this jerks boss! What a douche!@surfer_magazine @stabsurf @surfline @slidemag@surfingmagazine @thrashermag @whatyouth “
” The 25 volunteers and the veterans were told to pack up their American flags and leave the beach, Tudor said. “
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” These fishing fail GIFs are guaranteed to make you laugh. “
View the others at Wide Open Spaces and start your Friday with a smile .
” You’ve probably heard some of these outdoor myths growing up. Here is the scoop on why they are false and how they may have come about.
A lot of these myths passed around the campfire are often received with some doubt. But when these myths are touted as wisdom with numerous sayings dedicated to the false information, they can easily be believable.
Check out the truth behind these outdoor myths you may have heard as a kid.”
Here is one example that we are all familiar with …
” 9. Birds blow up from rice
You may have been told not to feed rice to birds as the uncooked rice would swell and pop the bird’s insides. While this is not only false, some species of birds rely on rice to help fatten up during migration periods. The myth was purported by a newspaper column in 1996 and has stuck around since. “
And then there is the ever-present threat from Mom about eating and swimming … LOL
” 2. Swimming, eating, cramping, and drowning
Summertime as a kid meant going to the pool with a big lunch only to eat and be told you had to wait an hour before going in the water. Why? Because supposedly you would get cramps and drown. Luckily, this is not the case at all. It is hard to pin an origin for this myth, but some believe it came about because it was thought eating caused blood to flow to the stomach to aid digestion, so the limbs wouldn’t have enough blood to operate properly. “
Find out the truth about the other eight at Wide Open Spaces
” Her name is Shyanne Roberts, and she’s a gunslinging 10-year-old from Franklinville, New Jersey, who’s just won a spot to compete as an adult in a big shooting competition.
Shyanne will be competing against 200 women at the Lady 3 Gun Pro Am Challenge in Georgia at the end of the month. She’ll be handling a rifle, shot gun and hand gun in the competition.
She told CNN she wants to use her skills to inspire other kids.
I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader. Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.
As you’ve probably figured out, Shyanne can skillfully handle all types of guns, including an AR 15 she built herself. “
IJR has more and you can read our previous post about this wonderful young lady here
How to handle your sailfish catch at the boat and safely release them back to the sea without harming them .
This young lady puts on an amazing performance , doing things with a hula hoop that none of my friends ever dreamed of back in the 60′s and 70′s … Bravo