And this weekend proves to be even nicer than that.
Welcome to the end of the week...at long last.
Sometimes, you just don't think it will get here.
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us with partly to mostly cloudy skies, temps reaching to around the 33-35 range, and some light breezes. Might see some early flurries, but no accumulation here.
Everything you need to get your weekend off to a fine start, hmm?
So what say we all get our cups of Friday Fortitude poured and parked close by, as we see what's been going on in some other places, shall we?
*** First off of the coat rack is our "What the hell happens today, Bob" feature:
February 26 -
---Today is NATIONAL TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY
"Once upon a time, there was a city called Fort Wayne, that had NO crime..." How's THAT for a fairy tale? lol)
---It's also NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY
---And, it's CARNIVAL DAY
(too cold and no place is open FOR a carnival where we live - fegeddeboudit.)
*** Since it's a FRIDAY, let's see what we can get into over the next 48 hours:
February 27 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY
WHY? heh, heh, heh)
---It's also NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY
February 28 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY
---It's also NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY
LGBT gang okay with the whole fairy thing?)
---And, it's NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY
So there you have it...plenty of things to make sure you don't wind up in jail.
*** Well, the FWPD still have not released information about the Lewis St "trifecta" (homicides) they found yesterday, BUT, others are coming forward with details about the house AND it's occupants.
THAT is pretty revealing, and sheds much light on what possible MOTIVES might be, right?
A man who used to live near that house for a decades paints an interesting picture of the residence and it's occupants.
A house with 12-15 kids, older boys who get new vehicles when they graduated, retribution for shootings, loud music...sounds like something dubious going on there.
Allow me to toss out some pertinent questions...
Were the FWPD aware of or have anyone living there under suspicion or surveillance?
Those living there who were acquainted with the police were arrested for minor infractions, and didn't have extensive rap sheets (according to the story).
We know the victims were AFRICAN males...perhaps they were refugees...from say...SUDAN?
BTW, the largest concentration of Sudanese refugees is in NEBRASKA...just thought you should know that. Here's the proof on this:
|Sudanese refugees...and a gang.|
Maybe one or more of the males found by police were high-school age?
Maybe they attended North Side High School?
Perhaps it was a "clash of cultures" or territorial dispute?
Maybe it was a possible (new) Sudanese gang trying to flex it's muscle?
I'm just "speculating" here, and I'm not assigning any FACT to these postulations.
The story is a good one, and leans toward the description of a drug house.
It has too many of the signs of one.
And since FWCS has not mentioned ANYTHING regarding this incident saying IF any of the males were (in fact)students (due to the CRIMINAL nature of this investigation - a bad press thing) is VERY telling.
Policy is that such information is not forthcoming, unless a students ides in an accident, fire, or any natural causes.
Time (and others on the periphery of this) will tell, even if the FWPD does not...right?
(( ** Editor's Update - 1205 hrs - Looks like the coroner and I are on the same page (again). Here's the latest on the three HOMICIDES:
Easy enough to make the right call when you're INFORMED))
*** Next up, let the "tech-wars" begin...at least between parents and their children.
WPTA), and it's a good read:
As if parents and teens weren't ENOUGH at odds, by all means, let's make it EASIER for that to happen. And let's use all the TECHNOLOGY we have in our cars today to accomplish this.
GOOD SENSE what these kids need by way OF their parents doing their job, rather than the technologies they've all embraced and become dependent upon?
It's like I say...people take the easy way out, instead of the RIGHT way (which is often more difficult...but not impossible).
|LOL - an onboard report card for teen drivers.|
*** Next, in a related story, how SAFE are those APPS you download?
AS safe as you're led to believe. Here's the story:
Yeah, that "harmless" FLASHLIGHT app for your phone COULD be opening the door for people in BEIJING to spy on you, and there's lots more apps that have similar effects.
MISS those old-fashioned phones NOW, hmm?
When I saw this, I just shook my head, because I could see this coming, and my phone is a "dumb" one.
All this tech, and so many ways to subvert it...by the wrong people.
You can become a victim these days (and maybe see your bank account wither away) without leaving the comfort of your home, OR having anyone break in unannounced. Now THAT is real progress, isn't it?
*** Are you one of a growing number of people who have a WIRELESS mouse for your computer?
(I am NOT)
Well, if you are, you COULD be at risk for being "mouse-jacked"....seriously.
Here's the story link:
Now, I'm not a "technophobe", but you can easily see my reasoning behind my reluctance to glom onto all this crap. I never get something because of it's novelty, or any other gimmick. I prefer things that have been TESTED and are as close to "bullet-proof" as the manufacturer can make something.
Maybe that's why I put up with the annoying daily "Chrome will no longer support XP" prompt across the top of my screen.
Remember the hoverboards and their ability to spontaneously combust?
*** Last back to the umbrella stand...technology is a cornerstone of the progress and evolution of a society.
With new tech comes new ways of thinking...and acting (we know that last one to be too true), but it also opens a Pandora's box of problems, that, if not addressed before an item is rolled out, creates more problems for the users and companies making this stuff.
LOT...in time, money, and sanity.
In order to defeat (or catch) a criminal you have to think LIKE a criminal.
That's basic investigation and preventive law-enforcement 101.
Technology does have it's place in today's world. Much of it keeps us safe, keeps us warm, keeps pour houses, sores, schools and churches lit, and much much more.
But even those things are at risk to others who would hack into the systems driving our utilities, or that which defends our nation.
We drove without all the (infotainment) distractions we have today.
We had children we could monitor a lot easier, and better parents who knew HOW to properly raise their children.
The more you think on it, the more things you can come up with to prove the point.
And perhaps, back then...we were a people filled with a lot less angst...and rage.
Sometimes in life, you might have to back up a few steps so you can proceed forward again.
I know it works when your car is stuck in the snow, doesn't it?
Just a little something to ponder.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.