Had some nice overnight showers (saves me from watering things), and whatever precipitation we did have will be moving away from our area as the morning progresses..
The rest of our Hoosierland weather will find us with gradually clearing skies and temps reaching into the mid-60s (and that's all she wrote).
Not much else to tell...looks to be a nice start to a nice weekend...how nice...lol.
So, without any further ado, let's get our morning drinks beside us as we see what the world has been tossing at us since yesterday.
*** First out of the downspout is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 9 -
---Today is NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY
---It's also NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY
(You just know this will honk off the abortion advocates...good!)
---And, it's also NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY
*** And since it's a FRIDAY, let's see what there is to do over the weekend:
October 10 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHESS DAY
---And it's NATIONAL COSTUME SWAP DAY
NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE DAY
October 11 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY.
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY.
CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY
There you have it...stay out of trouble along the way, hmm?
*** Next up, we have couple of THOSE stories from OUR part of the ghettohood that demonstrate how much "quality-of-life" we are enjoying
(note to the Mayor)
---The first story is about a double shooting that took place in the 3900-4000 block of Bowser Ave (near Rudisill) around 1915 hrs last evening.
Here's the story link
The story doesn't even mention if shell casings were found on scene.
One account from WANE said that one of two people shot left the scene and was found a few blocks away on Euclid St.
Bet it won;t be long before the FWPD "needs our help"...again.
---The other story has to do with a "home invasion".
Here's the story link:
Two men (one armed) came into the house and went through a pregnant woman';s freezer in search of "something".
They left with frozen meats vegetables and waffles (a nice repast, I suppose).
The men also went into a child's room, and moved a dresser away from a wall.
Both men then left, running westbound.
Police found food as well as a bullet in the kitchen, but were not able to find the suspects (who were most likely BLACK).
What this story does NOT say is that when the woman gave descriptions to police, she "thought" she knew one of them, but that part of her statement was REDACTED from the police report.
WHY that was, hmm?
Oh, the meats were found in a nearby alley.
Seems you can;t even let your damn dog outside without having to lock the door, lest you have gunmen looking for something.
My guess would be drugs, because they tossed the meats (probably after finding it was not a "stash".
Why this woman would be a focus of two armed men looking in a SPECIFIC place for what it was they were looking for bears closer scrutiny, don'cha think? And why the information was redacted from the report is sure suspicious, too.
*** Time to make some mountains out of some mole hills...at least that's the our federal government is doing to Volkswagen.
Now, (to me) there is HUGE difference between THIS claim of an "unsafe" vehicle" and those regarding faulty brakes, airbags, ignitions as well as engine fires or electrical malfunctions.
VW sis was nothing more than "creative thinking"...and they got caught. No big deal. Fine them a nice amount, and call it DONE.
But NO, the big, bad EPA thinks this is the worst thing to come along since global warming (that we know to be a fallacy).
To me, the EPA is an agency that need not exist.
You can only make the water SO clean...and the air SO clean. Give up this whole cleaner than clean nonsense.
You're ALWAYS going to have SOME type of crap in the water or air...that's the nature of things, people.
The EPA needs to get off it's own high horse and just crawl away...permanently.
*** Next up, a little soiree into the world of gun ownership and preparedness (because the season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD takes place this Sunday night at 9 PM on AMC).
WAS a gratuitous plug...heh.
So, if you own a gun, you SHOULD know there is a personal and moral responsibility that goes along with it, right?
But how PREPARED are you if a situation arises?
Here's an article that sheds some light on things:
Bet'cha didn't know that defensiveness had a COLOR CODE, hmm?
Well here goes:
---Condition White — Unaware and unprepared.
Caution - MOST people fall into this category and they don;t even have a gun - all THEY need is a smartphone...lol
---Condition Yellow — Relaxed awareness.
This is the condition we SHOULD be at all the time, and it's something that needs PRACTICE.
And this includes INSIDE your home as well as outside...KNOW your surroundings.
We call it "situational awareness" for a REASON.
---Condition Orange — Specific alert.
Something is not quite right and has your attention.
This could noticing a person or persons milling about a parking lot, or a "twitchy" individual in a store.
Know what to look for and what you might have to do (contact store personnel, call security, etc)
---Condition Red — Specific threat.
I will use deadly force if it becomes necessary.
This condition occurs when there IS a threat and it becomes immediate and potentially lethal.
Hopefully, we don't have to have this happen, but know what to do IF it does.
|Cooper's levels of awareness|
And while it works well as a solo venue, it's even better with someone else, like a spouse or friend.
The more AWARE you are, the BETTER PREPARED for any eventuality, kapeesh?
*** Last back to the shooting range...the human condition is something that has as many facets to it as a perfectly cut diamond, and is something that is worth much more in the long run, because what you learn in life is priceless, not just for yourself, but for those you choose to share such knowledge with.
FEAR is one of those facets, and is probably one of THE most important ones.
It's fear that motivates us...and to varying degrees.
To some, it provides a way out by fleeing. To others, it causes one to act against that which they fear - to eliminate the threat, as it were.
To still others, it is a way to get their point across to those who can do something these people cannot.
Fear does something else to people....it changes the nature of the way we are living.
And, if utilized PROPERLY, fear can be a tool to use in a world that would have us cower, rather than act.
Many times, in combat, fear is the one thing that often keeps one alive.
It speeds up and heightens the reflexes.
It keeps you aware of thing, keeps you moving, and keeps you from becoming another statistic.
It empowers you in ways you could never imagine, but it has to be tempered...kept under control so you can focus.
ANY situation that requires a level of "life and death" action or reaction (military, police, firefighters, etc) will tell you they are scared many times.
And anyone that tells you they're NEVER scared is a damn liar.
But the biggest problem with our fear is the CONTROL of it.
When WE control our fear, it works FOR us.
When our fear controls US, it works against us...it's that simple.
So, it's important that we acknowledge our fear, accept it, face it, and then take the proper steps to keep it on a short leash.
It was once said that one difference between a hero and a coward was the manner in which their fear was controlled. Because they are BOTH scared.
Therein lies the lesson for the week...and the rest of our lives.,
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.