Soldier Gets Out of His Car and Salutes in the Pouring Rain for the Most Patriotic Reason [VIDEO]

A solider from Fort Hood, Texas,

stepped from his truck in the pouring rain last week and stood at attention while a funeral procession for a military veteran passed slowly by.

A photo of the soldier’s devotion has gone viral and is showing everyone just what real patriotism actually looks like.

“I don’t care if they were 80 years old, they were in World War II, they were in Vietnam, they were in Iraq, I don’t care if they were 20,” Kenneth Varnes told KWTX. “It’s brotherhood.”

The rain, Varnes said, was inconsequential. He was saluting the veteran, but his gesture had another meaning. “This is probably going to make someone’s day, seeing me stand here, and I know how it is to go through a tough time like that, and I really just did it just to make someone’s day, that was it,” he said.

He was showing empathy for the family, too, and letting them know that the sacrifices they made with their loved one mattered.

He stood in the rain long enough for the storm to let up, though it began pouring again as soon as he was back in his truck. “As soon as I got back in the truck, it poured again, which was really cool,” Varnes said.

Zachary Rummings saw Varnes saluting the procession from across the street. He took the picture and posted it to a Facebook group, asking the community if they recognized the young man.

“In a funeral procession for a retired soldier and he stood in the rain the entire time and saluted,” Rummings wrote. “Hats off and respect to that young man. Thank you.”

He was recognized, quickly, and has been inspiring people since.

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ALERT: 14 HARLEY DAVIDSON BIKES UP FOR BIG TIME RECALL- POTENTIAL DANGER

SPRINGTIME, WHEN THE WEATHER GETS BETTER AND THE MOTORCYCLES START HITTING THE ROAD.

FOR THE HARLEY DAVIDSON (HD) ENTHUSIAST, IT IS TIME TO GET THE BIKES ROAD READY.

Unfortunately, it is time to also make sure the bikes are in the best shape possible, including making sure the bike has no needed recall work.

RECENTLY, MOTORCYCLIST ONLINE MAGAZINE REPORTED FOURTEEN HD MODELS ARE BEING RECALLED FOR A CLUTCH THAT MAY NOT DISENGAGE.

AFFECTED BIKES INCLUDE MODEL YEAR 2016

*UPDATED: 3-28-2017

ELECTRIC GLIDE ULTRA CLASSIC (FLHTCU)
ELECTRA GLIDE ULTRA CLASSIC LOW (FLHTCUL)
ULTRA LIMITED LOW (FLHTKL)
ULTRA LIMITED (FLHTK)
CVO STREET GLIDE (FLHXSE)
STREET GLIDE (FLHX)
STREET GLIDE SPECIAL (FLHXS)
ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL (FLTRXS)
ROAD GLIDE (FLTRX)
POLICE ELECTRA GLIDE (FLHTP)
ROAD GLIDE ULTRA (FLTRU)
FAT BOY S (FLSTFBS)
SOFTAIL SLIM S (FLSS)
CVO SOFTAIL PRO STREET BREAKOUT (FXSE)

THE PROBLEM.

The problem is described by Motorcyclist as the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch. The problem is more pronounced if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.

The clutch issue is problematic because if the clutch cannot fully disengage, the motorcycle can suddenly lurch forward without warning and cause an accident.

FOR THOSE OF US NOT BLESSED TO LIVE IN YEAR ROUND RIDING WEATHER, IT IS WORTH CHECKING OUT IF YOUR BIKE IS AFFECTED.

THE SOLUTION.

HD will perform an inspection and flush the system and rebuild the master cylinder, free of charge if the bike is affected.

Per Motorcyclist, owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464.

Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0169.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

Riders may also check the HD website. The site  compiles data on HD recalls since 1999 and is updated regularly. On the site riders have the option of being directed to safecar.gov or can list the vehicle identification number on the site to research a particular bike.

 

Protesters Attempt to Block Motorcycle Police from Passing, HUGE MISTAKE!

A small group of  protesters were attempting to stop motorcycle police from doing their jobs when

a group of other policeman decided to take matters into their own hands and clear the roadway by force!

Apparently these people don’t understand the laws of attempting to stop police investigations in order to make a political statement.

I don’t think the officers made their point clear enough. Not one of those protesters should’ve remained standing.

At some point there needs to be examples made as a deterrent and clear message to others, that no one may touch the police officer, it doesn’t matter if they are right or wrong.

The moment then someone touched the police officer, he should have jumped off that bike, put them down on the ground, flipped them on their chest, handcuffed them, and then thrown them into a car.

I gather these are rookies in training and the veterans will be watching this on their break hour back at the station.

 

Biker & Double-Amputee Marine Veteran Joins Police- Motivation of the Day

Matias Ferreira, a 28 year old motorcyclist and Marine Corps Veteran just became the first double-amputee to hold a full-time Police Officer position in the United States.

The Afghanistan War Veteran was sworn in as an officer to the Suffolk County, NY Police Department on Friday,

March 24, 2017 after having just completed 29 weeks of police training at the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island. Ferreria was a Lance Corporal in the Marines in 2011 when he was injured; he lost his legs just below the knee during a nighttime operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

6 years ago, Ferreria was leading a team at a compound of suspected Taliban fighters when he jumped off a roof and onto a hidden bomb. Within three months of his injury and amputation, he was up and walking on prosthetic legs, and now he is a rookie Police Officer in the great state of New York with his very own patrol car. Along with being a Police Officer, Marine Veteran, and motorcyclist, he is a scuba diver, a skydiver, and he’s played on a softball team of wounded Veterans like himself.

Hear more about Matias and his incredible story below, in an interview he just did with Fox & Friends, and tell us in the comments section if you think he’s truly an inspiration. On behalf of BON, we’d like to congratulate Officer Ferreria and wish him the best as he embarks on his journey with the Suffolk County, NY Police Department!

 

 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH FAIL COMPILATION, FIRST TIME ON A MOTORCYCLE!

While it might look like riding a motorcycle is as simple as getting used to a bicycle with a couple of extra horsepower,

that most certainly is not the case.

Many nuances make riding a motorcycle a lot more difficult of a job when all of that extra weight and power really comes into play.

This time, it looks like somebody took the liberty of compiling a whole group of folks who went to head out on a motorcycle for the first time and simply weren’t ready for whatever the bike had the offer whether they would be whiskey throttling their way down the street or wobbling around until it fell down.

One thing is for sure, if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, this one might hit you where it hurts as all these folks go down and do some big-time damage to the bikes that they happen to find themselves riding on. Some of these newbies were simply not ready for what they were about to try and carry out.

Check out the video below that shows a whole variety of people who probably should have probably done a little bit more learning and observing before they decided to head out and try riding for the first time without those handy dandy training wheels. However, I guess that falling down is definitely one way to learn how to ride.

 

RIDER DESTROYS THE “TYPICAL” HARLEY RIDER STEREOTYPE

Normally, when you picture a Harley rider and a sports bike rider in your head, the Harley rider is one to casually cruise on wide open roads in nice weather, letting their hair blow in the breeze while the sports bike rider.

might be more about going fast and carving up more crowded areas, potentially splitting lanes.

However, it looks like the rider of this Harley takes that stereotype and throws it straight in the trash, navigating his way through traffic, splitting lanes and bobbing in between cars on a rainy day and even doing a little bit of full throttle pulls when the weather turns for the better.

This just goes to show you how different bikes can really be depending on exactly who it is maneuvering the machine while sitting behind the handlebars. I’m not sure about you, but this video really seems to be a good reason to think a little bit more about something like a cruiser if you’re more of a fan of a sports bike!

 

7 REASONS NOT TO GET A MOTORCYCLE

7. TIRES CAN BE DEADLY

With motorcycles, it’s not like a car and gives a warning before they bust or blow.

When the bike tire blows, it will cause you to be thrown from the bike into whatever is in your way.

You could experience broken bones or even death.

6. WRECKS WILL BE FATAL

If you crash in a Truck or Car, you have safety features that can help you live from most crashes.
Motorcycles don’t have safety features that help you stay on the vehicle or take the impact of the crash.
Almost every motorcycle crash the driver dies or ends up paralyzed.

5. NO SEAT BELT
No seat belt means you’re not attached to the seat.
You can fly off with a simple turn or fender bender.
You also can be killed from falling off the back or flying forward off the bike.

4. NO WINDSHIELD
Most motorcycles have little plastic windshields, but that doesn’t help you from flying nails or objects from the road.
If a car reaches over 50 or more and hits a rock.
This rock will be flown in the air and could cause you to be hit.

3. RAIN
Motorcycles lack one thing and that’s shelter from the weather.
Bikes are often driven in the summer and avoided when there is a chance of rain.
Rain also causes the bike to have less traction.
You also can have problems seeing in the rain if there is a down poor.

2. DON’T DRIVE GOOD OFF ROAD

If your bike has to pull over in the grass or ditch, you could lose control.
You also could be thrown from the vehicle.
There are times, when you have to pull over off the road from avoiding being hit and this could cause you to lose control and hurt yourself.

1. NO SAFETY
With motorcycles, you don’t have the safety of a seatbelt, windshield and something saving you from impact.
This is the number one reasons most people won’t drive a motorcycle.
They might have the safety of a bike helmet, but this only saves your head from impact and not the body.
Motorcycles can be good to have, but they have more down sides then up.
You can get a motorcycle almost anywhere and they do save money with gas, but is that worth no safety features?
I’m not against motorcycles, but I do say one thing, you need to drive smart and avoid going fast.
Do you own a motorcycle or know anyone that has been in a wreck and lived?

JERK SUCKER PUNCHES HOMELESS MAN WHO WAS AN NFL LINEMAN — REALLY BAD IDEA!

Jerk Sucker Punches Homeless Man Who Was an NFL Lineman — Really Bad Idea!

Even though we do not have the back story to this video, some things are apparent, that homeless man is trying his best to get away from violence and avoid any altercation by leaving, but these two idiots are just asking for it.
One of them is trying to attack, in order for the other one to explore the opportunity for a sucker punch, but the attack on Chris Brymer, the former USC and Dallas Cowboys, offensive lineman does not go unpunished.
Although suffering from brain injuries which brought him to such situation that he has to live on the street, the still burly 9’3 former footballer weighing at around 300 pounds, showed these idiots that he still has some knockout power in his hands.
Mess with the bull and get the horns, they say, and at least one of these two jerks got the horns in this video, and it was well deserved we say.

 

Police Officer Shoots Her Own Finger During Dog Attack

Luckily she was rushed to the hospital and was facing no serious life-threatening injuries, but hopefully they managed to reattach the lost finger.

If you’ve got a pet that you can’t trust not to be jumpy towards new people then it’s probably a good idea to leash them up.

If this had been a kid, for example, this story would have been much different.

 

Corvette C5 and C6 Crash During Street Race

Could you imagine if they’d lost control and slammed into a car with a bunch of kids inside? T

he rules of the road are in place not just for your safety but for everyone else’s as well, maybe next time they want to race they’ll make their way to an actual track…

Enjoy!