SHOULD be a lot nicer, and that's about all we have to look forward to, as we take this sojourn into the day.
Although temps right NOW are in the upper 30s, we're looking at a high in the Hoosierland somewhere approaching the 60s.
(and in some respects, I wish it still were...the 60s, that is)
So, without any further ado, let's top off that comforting morning beverage and set about seeing what's been going on...
*** First off of the hotplate today is lots more CRIME in the Summit City.
1) A man goes into this new Renaissance Pointe YMCA with a gym bag containing a firearm, which, when he "sets the bag down" the weapon goes off, giving him a flesh wound to his neck.
Here's the link:
|I know what I do when I say "OOPS"...|
This could have been a LOT worse, had the bullet taken another path...and besides, WHO in their right mind would carry a firearm into such a place and in such a manner so as to endanger not only himself, but anyone else in the general area?
I think we have another irresponsible gun-owner that needs some "class-time" in the correct ways of firearm ownership.
2) Here's a case where IF you're on house arrest and someone knocks at your door CLAIMING to be your "home-detention officer", you might want to recall what his VOICE sounded like before opening that door.
Here's the link:
This took place in the 3800 block of Bowser Ave, deep in the ghettoland, where most of the mooks live.
Marcus McGee, 34 was the victim of several gunshots when he answered the door and promptly found that the person outside was indeed NOT his H-D officer.
You know, there IS one very simple way to AVOID all of this crap...
Be a good citizen, obey the laws, and stay the f$ck OUT of trouble...sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
Obviously, there is a "divide" where such things come into play.
McGee was taken to hospital with wounds to his chest, hand, and hip. The suspect was described as being between 5'11" - 6"2", BLACK with a slim build, and a smaller afro-style haircut, wearing all black.
Well, that covers about several HUNDRED males wandering the area at any given time.
3) A stabbing near McCulloch Park Sunday night sends one to hospital in serious condition.
Here's this link:
This happened near Swinney and Broadway around 2100 hrs. Two men were walking along Broadway when a blue Impala drove by and those inside began shouting at the pair. The car came back and a fight ensued between one of the men in the Impala and the man who was eventually stabbed.
NO information on the victim's condition was available, nor were any suspect descriptions (thanks FWPD for all the info).
4) Looks like we have HOMICIDE NUMBER THREE, after a tobacco store owner was found in critical condition and taken to hospital, where he later died.
SMOKE HOUSE TOBACCO STORE located at 2217 S. Lafayette St. (on the city's beautifully ghettoized SOUTH side).
I commented on the WANE site that it appeared to be a robbery gone sideways...which it turned out to be.
The store had security cams, so they got some pics of the shooter, who is BLACK, with full clothing descriptions in the story.
He is also brandishing a two-toned handgun (hard to make out the manufacturer)
The story says that "IF" this is ruled a homicide...you ARE sh*tting me, right?
|Just another day on the SOUTH side...|
Don'cha just LOVE the CYA tactics the media uses, and we're all just suppoed to not notice this?
I'm surprised they even mention the ETHNICITY of the damn shooter at this point.
(I mean, we certainly do not want to offend anyone, right?)
And of course, in EVERY case, the police want OUR help.
You want MY help? Then allow police SCANNER traffic again...simple as that, because you certainly are NOT forthcoming with information for US to work with, and the media takes DAYS to get the story out in detail, thanks to all this "investigating" going on.
|Yo, Sarge...grab me some CIGARS while you're in there?|
*** Yes friends, TODAY is the day that support (by Microsoft) for the phenomenally successful WINDOWS XP operating system goes the way of the passenger pigeon...and the dodo (the last one is SO apropos when it comes to Microsoft).
ALL computer systems out there...from home and business computers to city INFRASTRUCTURE systems can be "at-risk" for hacking.
Here's a story that "splains" it well enough:
As you all know, we have THREE systems at our "Fortress" that run XP (and pretty damn well, too), but those in the ivory palaces on high are too busy creating NEW software with more bugs than a damn bait-shop to worry about something that actually WORKS well enough so that industry has adopted it wholesale over the last 12 years..
Our one system had Microsoft Security Essentials installed, and I've been getting all these "prompts" about the ending date, so I did what anyone in my situation would do - I DELETED the damn program altogether.
I DO have AVG security software on-board anyway as well as Malwarebytes.
|No one stopped making "operating systems" for any of THESE.|
Cripes, you can still get parts for cars that are OVER FIFTY years old, and those cars STILL run on the highways of this nation.
It's not about what works well any longer...it's about the all-mighty dollar, and that's sad, because it smacks of crony capitalism...which is just as bad as liberal rhetoric.
BIG bucks for a very few. Funny, operating systems like those for LINUX and even MACs don't have such issues
*** Lastly today, like my late Father used to say " If it's not ONE damn thing, it's another".
|So...where the hell IS it, anyway?|
What we were told would happen in "the future" hasn't really panned out, has it?
Things that were meant to make life EASIER, have, in (too) many cases, done just the opposite.
The Windows XP demise is a prime example.
Sure, we have loads of "things" that make life less complicated, should we choose to wander around in a virtual stupor, going from one social media site to another, grabbing the latest tech JUST so we can be more "in the know"...and "cool".
But at what PRICE does all this cost, and not JUST in monetary amounts?
|We seem headed more in THIS direction.|
Everything from students lacking the basic skills after high school that OUR generation acquired BEFORE high school - businesses overseas instead of remaining HERE, rising violence, rising illegitimacy rates, lower attendance in churches, lower marriage statistics, breakdown of traditional families and the values they once espoused...the list grows every year.
Just as WE were the cause of this, WE are also the answer, the cure if you will.
NO total fairness...OR equality. It's not Utopia.
Those principles are what WE decide to make of them, and while wanting the best for everyone, there are those who will NEVER be content with such notions.
The more some people try to change things, the more we need to push back and take the knowledge and wisdom from past generations to ensure the future of the current generations. it's both simple and complex at the same time, but this nation used to THRIVE on challenges.
Time to try it once again.
Stay SAFE out there, America.