You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Donaldo, boys will be boys! You are so funny! Toads are the favorite food for mr hognose. I imagine the hognose is one of my favorites because of his habit of playing dead. Bless you my friend, ChazP.S. I can just imagine you engrossed in Mr. hognose until he up-chucked that toad, but even more you trying to make him eat it again. Oh yah! C Reply October 6, 2019 at 5:08 pm Reply October 8, 2019 at 3:14 pm NH October 6, 2019 at 5:03 am Oh my goodness!! That picture of you holding all those snakes is unbelievable to me! I guess there are many professions that encounter “snakes” of all sorts and the danger that comes with them.After working in the public school system with troubled kids, I saw this first hand. Most of the time, all you could do is pray for them.But then, prayer is more powerful than any snake that raises its head against us. God bless you, Chuck.I love the stories. Reply Richard charles towne NH, Well my dear,I thank you for the kind words m’ dear. You know the old saying about. “beauty being skin deep but ugly going all the way to the bone.” What a loving and merciful friend our Papa God is. Bless you and yours this day, Chaz I’ve had my share of playing with little green snakes, in the pocket – ready to scare school girls, and a variety of others. I caught a Hog Nosed snake one time, about two feet long, with a bulge in the middle. It was probably his dinner. When he saw me step in front of him, he spread his head like a Cobra and tried his best to make me think he was about to bite me BIG Time! I picked him up and he went limp, so I put him down. He at once turned over on his back and stuck out his tongue, like saying “see I’m dead.” So, I just turned him over again! Same thing, he rolled over again and stuck out his tongue! I turned him over again. This was just too much for old Hog Nose, he just up-chucked his dinner which was a small toad! At this point I felt sorry for him and tried to stop him again to offer the toad but he quickly disappeared. Diane Mike McFadden Such a handsome young man! Love the picture and loved the article even better. Thank you Charles! Keep em coming Don Young InspirationBy Charles Towne(I figured I would let Buddy rest a bit and give you something a tad different and tell you a bit about my very dull life as a little boy that refused to fully grow up.)I have been mauled by a lion, had an African spotted leopard blown off the top of me with a ten gauge shotgun, had an angry female African elephant chase me and she definitely had blood in her eyes. I have been kicked by a camel, chased by a ticked-off bull elk, been bitten three times by poisonous snakes, and otherwise been folded, spindled, and mutilated. Such is the life of a zoo director. Charles Towne dealing with a few friendly snakes…As a professional small boy, I have lived a most interesting life in regard to the animals that I have been exposed to. I wish I could have made a deal with my wild charges. If that had been possible it would have gone something like this, “If you don’t hurt me, I won’t hurt you!” It wouldn’t have done me much good though because they seem to have very short memories. Yeah, trying to make a deal with some critter that can bite your head off is sort of like making a deal with the devil, he isn’t going to honor it nohow, after all, it’s his character to do us as much harm as he possibly can. Sometimes you hear of some dude that has made a deal with the devil, and for a short time it seems like everything is going in his favor, and then things seem to go awry, life turns sort of murky, and in the end they have the same problems that I do, but without the benefits. In fact, sometimes their lives are much bleaker then yours and mine. When we are confronted with dangers in the natural world it seems only reasonable that we often come out on the short end of the stick. Think about it. Snakes bite, we expect them to bite, we would be surprised if they didn’t bite, I mean, it is after all their character, but the devil now? In spite of the fact that he is a liar and that we know that he is a treacherous rascal and always telling us lies we seem to be surprised when he kicks us in the behind, but, like the vicious snake he is, it is after all his character.Live fullyLove openlyAnd make a difference, todayMy prayer for today,Dear God, what a friend you are. I know that you are the only one that I can really trust. I have repeatedly bought trouble upon myself by not being obedient to your word, and there are those times that I whimper and whine and blame you, and ask, “why did you do this to me, God?” Or I have asked, “why did you allow me to do this to myself?” Knowing full well that any ugly consequence I bought on myself. Please Father, please oh merciful God, help me to be what you want me to be. In Jesus’ beautiful name I ask it, Amen Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Richard my friend, you are sooo right when you imply that the word frumpery is a good word! You are right about his deceitful ways being just evidence of his character. “Be for-warned you little smarmy humans, I will promise you anything to win your obedience… but, in the end I will lead you to destruction! destroy you, that is my purpose.” That, I believe we can agree on. Chaz Dear Diane, thank you for your understanding and compassion. Those of us that have worked in law enforcement can appreciate what you say. We definitely live in strange and precarious times, BUT, OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL. May our Papa God bless you and yours and may you have wisdom that can only come from God. Bless you my friend. Chaz I moved to Florida for the habitat, sunlight and people. The first two have never disappointed me. The last one occasionally do but I still pray for them. Lovely story Charlie Thanks as always. Herb October 8, 2019 at 6:32 am Reply October 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm October 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm charles towne CSG Dear Herb, it pleases me to please you my friend. Bless you and yours, Chas Reply Reply Reply Great article to read after talking to my 93 year young mom in Pennsylvania. I have relayed some stories this summer of relocating “friendly snakes” from the patio to the woods behind the house and she just can’t understand why anyone in their “right mind” could live where there are snakes. Little does she know that there are snakes in Pennsylvania – she has just never seen one. As Diane inferred it is easy to understand that the true species of a snake will bite if threatened but the human “snake in the grass” will give us all pause to decide if and when it will bite. Deception, hate and lies are tearing us apart but as the old saying goes “the devil is in the details”. Sooner or later the TRUTH shall set us free… Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Dear Adam, your comment reminds me of the sign on the bathroom wall, “MY AIM IS TO PLEASE, YOU AIM TOO PLEASE!” I hope my articles will always please. More to come! Chaz I read the first paragraphs of your story several times and and thought, I have also been married more than once! But enough frumpery (I have been reading Rex Stout!) A very nice retelling of ” the frog and the scorpion” and I myself am guilty, but why do we always act surprised when we know his nature from the get-go and he never wavers? Are we that gullible or do we just have a unquenchable belief that there must be a bit of goodness in all things? For myself, I hope it is the latter! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Herb Weissman October 7, 2019 at 2:01 am October 8, 2019 at 11:45 am Reply Reply October 7, 2019 at 2:42 pm What an amazing article. Looking forward to read more Reply Reply October 6, 2019 at 11:32 am October 8, 2019 at 8:14 am October 6, 2019 at 8:50 am charles towne Reply Please enter your name here charles towne My dear friend Mike, praise our loving Papa God for giving us good and precious mamas!!! My mama went to sleep when she was 95 and thus she began the most wonderful adventure of her life, your dear mama will one day be finished with this preparation, this training, and she and my mother will perhaps be neighbors. I think they will enjoy each others company!!! Bless you my brother, Chaz charles towne 16 COMMENTS Reply charles towne Please enter your comment! October 8, 2019 at 6:59 am Oh dear CSG, without Him we have nothing, and to be able to communicate with Him through the medium of prayer is such a blessing, but i am puzzled that we don’t do it more! Blessings my friend. Chaz The Anatomy of Fear October 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm Adam Taylor October 6, 2019 at 7:20 am charles towne Reply We live among many different species of animals; instinctively, we know their capability in our presence. Unlike, humans, you don’t know what’s in their heart until you cross paths with them. In my career law enforcement professions I have crossed paths with Bullies; racists; sexists; abusers; homeless & many victims … you name it, in uniform or as an investigator, you know when you are called to a scene expect the worse. You prepare mentally for it. As an elected official, public service dealing with everyday people can be an eye opening; unknown how you will be received , it takes one time, to deal with disrespect, hostility and bullying, it shakes you to the core, realizing there are community people and business leaders can be so mean, prepares you for the next time. Yes, the Devil lives ready to feed the spirit of those who harbor fear & hate in their heart. Look around at the tone of our country; the division is so rampant; it’s concerning. Prayers are worth their weight if you truly believe in them for yourself. Thank you for your words of wisdom. 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News UpdatesSuppression Of Material Facts Is Not Advocacy: Allahabad HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Jun 2020 1:05 AMShare This – x”Frivolous and groundless filings constitute a serious menace to the administration of justice.”Suppression of material facts is not an advocacy. It is a jugglery, manipulation, maneuvering or misrepresentation, the Allahabad High Court observed while dismissing a contempt application last week. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, a journalist and others had filed a contempt application alleging that the Varanasi Development Authority violated order passed by the Division Bench of the High…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSuppression of material facts is not an advocacy. It is a jugglery, manipulation, maneuvering or misrepresentation, the Allahabad High Court observed while dismissing a contempt application last week. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, a journalist and others had filed a contempt application alleging that the Varanasi Development Authority violated order passed by the Division Bench of the High Court which had directed it to ensure that no further constructions within 200 meters from the highest flood level at banks of river Ganga at Varanasi is made. While considering the application, Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani noted that the work in question is being carried under the Sri Kashi Vishwanath Special Area Development Board Act, 2018 after due permissions/ NOCs and consent of the expert committee. It observed that the facts in this regard have been conveniently suppressed by the applicants which itself is contemptuous in nature. Taking serious note of this suppression of fact, the judge observed: A person who approaches the court must come with clean hands and put forward all the material facts otherwise he shall be guilty of misleading the court and his application or petition may be dismissed at the threshold. If an applicant makes false statement and suppresses material facts or attempts to mislead the court, the court may dismiss action on that ground alone. The applicant cannot be allowed to play ‘hide and seek’ or to ‘pick and choose’ the facts he likes to disclose. Suppression of material facts is not an advocacy. It is a jugglery, manipulation, maneuvering or misrepresentation. This rule has been evolved in the larger public interest to deter unscrupulous litigant from abusing the process of court by deceiving it Frivolous and groundless filings constitute a serious menace to the administration of justice The Court then dismissed contempt application with costs observing that it is based on gross suppression and concealment of material facts and misleading averments, which itself are contemptuous in nature. It observed that frivolous and groundless filings constitute a serious menace to the administration of justice. The Court added: Courts across the legal system are choked with litigation. More than nine lakh fifty thousand cases are pending in our High Court. In such situation, frivolous and groundless filings constitute a serious menace to the administration of justice. They consume time and clog the infrastructure. Thus, resources which should be deployed in handling of genuine cases are dissipated in attending frivolous and groundless cases like the present one, which has been filed to obstruct public interest.Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Milwaukee County Transit System(MILWAUKEE) — A Milwaukee bus driver went above and beyond her daily route, potentially having averted tragedy for a young boy lost in the middle of a busy intersection.Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) driver Cecilia Nation-Gardner spotted a 6-year-old boy wandering through traffic while on her route. She pulled into a bus stop, honking the horn and shouting to get the attention of other drivers when she jumped into action.Nation-Gardner can be seen on video getting out of her bus and darting into the road to grab the child and bring him to safety. She took the boy’s hand, walked him on board her bus and called police.According to a press released by the MCTS, when officers arrived on scene, they learned the boy has a disability and had wandered away from school. Police were able to reunite the child with his family.Nation-Gardner, a mother of three, said she had left her layover two minutes later than normal that day, adding, “That’s why I say I was in the right place at the right time. It was meant for me to be there. God does everything for a reason.”The release states that this is the 10th missing child MCTS drivers have found in recent years.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.