First, the Hoosierland weather for today...partly to mostly cloudy with a good chance of rain later by afternoon.
We still need the rain.
Temps will be wonderfully mild withsome nice breezes out there and highs again expected in the mid 70s.
All things considered, not that bad.
So grab that cup of whatever you're having as we take a peek into the rest of the world...
*** First up from the stacks this morning...more of this month's What the hell happened today, Bob?" tributes to events and people.
30 BC – Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite. (talk about deja Vu)
1851 – Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
1898 – An Armistice ends the Spanish–American War.
1914 – World War I: The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
1950 – Korean War: Bloody Gulch massacre—American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
|Another Stalin "purge"|
1953 – Nuclear weapons testing: The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
1960 – Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
1977 – The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.
1982 – Mexico announces it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.
1985 – Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
1990 – "Sue", the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton found to date, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.
1992 – Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
2000 – The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
1860 – Klara Hitler, Austrian mother of Adolf Hitler (d. 1907)
1867 – Edith Hamilton, German-American author and educator (d. 1963)
1881 – Cecil B. DeMille, American director and producer (d. 1959)
1907 – Joe Besser, American actor (d. 1988)
1910 – Jane Wyatt, American actress and singer (d. 2006)
|Porter and Dolly Parton|
1930 – George Soros, Hungarian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Soros Fund Management
1931 – William Goldman, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
|First to drive a TURBINE car at the Indy 500|
1939 – George Hamilton, American actor and producer
|Wonder if he still plays barefoot?|
|And he was FLASH GORDON|
1954 – Pat Metheny, American guitarist and songwriter (Pat Metheny Group)
|Starred in I, ROBOT and the new STAR TREK|
And it's International Youth Day (United Nations)
Now you know more than the person living next door...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
*** The riots and looting in the suburb of St. Louis continues for a second night in the wake of a police action shooting.
|Yes, officer...they ARE animals!|
One officer was heard to call these thieves "animals"...imho, he was being WAY too kind.
|Looting for the "fun" of it? Not a credit to YOUR race, Bub.|
That will help keep the peace to no end...NOT.
Kinda looks like some residents of OUR part of town doing the looting...typical behavior for these thugs.
|WTF does THIS have to do with justice?|
Police were seen to (in some instances) be holding back and allowing the mayhem to proceed.
This is all in the wake of an alleged shooting of an unarmed teen by a police officer.
|WHY take something that's NOT yours for no reason?|
Nice to know SOME things (and people) NEVER change.
*** Iconic comedian and actor Robin Williams left us yesterday at the age of 63.
Here is his WIKI:
|From GOOD MORNING VIETNAM|
|Entertaining the troops|
I've dealt with depression in the past...not much fun at all.
And, it's something you have to be constantly mindful of, lest that beast rears it's head in one's life and consumes you.
|From DEAD POETS SOCIETY|
It can be all the losses that a person has to endure in life...that's a big one.
|From GOOD WILL HUNTING|
I leave that up to all of you to ponder.
*** Last back to the comedy club today...the longer you live, the more you learn...at least, that's the way it's supposed to work.
We can clearly see both sides of humanity in today's post...
ONLY to TAKE from others, while another man chose to GIVE to others.
You could not ask for a more diametrically-opposed state of humanity.
Hopefully, most of us fall onto the giving side, and in the best manner that we can do such things.
I believe that Americans are like that...a giving people.
We're used to helping the needy, lifting the downtrodden, and encouraging the meek. And yes, we do like to enjoy life.
Our history is replete with such actions not only by the nation as a whole, but by individuals, acting in the interest of others, and not themselves.
So, we bid farewell to another person who made us laugh, made us think, and made us even cry at times.
And hopefully, as I mentioned above, as we grow older, we can LEARN something from one person's time with us.
Stay SAFE out there, America.