That's fine by me. I'm just the "messenger" here.
Welcome to the middle of the week...again.
Our Hoosierland forecast will see us with partly sunny skies to start off, with increasing clouds as the day goes on. That chance of rain comes along by the afternoon, and continues into tonight.
The temps today will reach into the mid-70s, and we've some winds breezing through.
Now, let's get ourselves that morning drink as we take a look at what else has been going on...
*** First off of the desk is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness."
Sounds exactly what much of our society thrives upon today.
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the University of Geneva...
*** Next up, time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
OCTOBER 12 -
---Today is NATIONAL FREETHOUGHT DAY
---It's also NATIONAL FARMER'S DAY
---It's NATIONAL GUMBO DAY
---It's NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY
NOT going to happen)
---It's also NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY
---It's NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE'S DAY
---It's also NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO SCHOOL/WORK DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY
Whew, that felt more like a weekend than a Wednesday.
*** Next, Fort Wayne city councilman Jason Arp seems to be the only person doing any REAL work these days.
ALREADY carry guns all over the city, as evidenced by recent shootings and such.
It's interesting to note the other "banned items" from parks, and to quote the story:
(( “No person shall be allowed to carry firearms; to molest, hunt, harm, frighten, kill, trap, pursue, chase, tease, shoot or throw objects at or to set snares for any wildlife, animals, birds, reptiles and fish within the limits of any park or within 500 feet thereof except with written permission of the Department. Fireworks, firearms, ‘BB’ guns, slingshots, pea shooters, blow guns and paint ball guns are prohibited in all park areas unless permission has been obtained from the Department. No person is permitted to practice archery or use a bow and arrow or crossbow or other similar device in any park,” city code Section 97.62 currently states. ))
|It's called CONSTITUTIONAL carry.|
Sorry, I already carry a (loaded and charged) BB gun whenever I leave our property, until that state house bill that allows a person to carry WITHOUT a permit passes. Then, I'll carry a pistol away from our "Fortress". I already carry one whenever I;m outside. Wouldn't even have to do THAT if the natives in the area weren't so damn restless and obeyed the laws. I just like to not be caught with "with my drawers down", if you get my drift.
*** Next, leave it to the Brits to find a cause for concern when it applies to our health. Here's the story:
ANGRY can triple the risk of a heart attack.
Who the hell knew?
Yeah, whenever I get PO'ed (which in this neighborhood is NOT hard to do), the first thing I seek is EXERCISE.
|MY kind of "exercise".|
*** Next up, more proof that technology is running US, and not the other way around.
|Overwhelming is an understatement.|
Yep, those damnable "smartphones" are making our lives apparently unlivable WITHOUT them.
|Out for a nice family dinner?|
And, according to the article, some people simply cannot turn these devices off.
Wow, talk about a dependency. Maybe they should market them this way:
"Smartphones - the NEW tobacco."
Forty-three percent of the world's people use a smartphone (well, I'm still in the majority for the time being).
People also check Facebook SO regularly, the company no longer measures traffic on a monthly basis (probably by the hour...lol). Sorry, I don't do Facebook, either.
This is a scary premise to be SO damn needy when it comes to these phones, and not really using them for the purpose of CALLING people. It could all go away with an outage or an EMP...THEN what do you do?
*** Next, Time for another page from "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"I roam around and round and round..."|
|"I'm back, I;m cute...feed me."|
While I was mowing the back yard yesterday, he watched me from the garden, and then after I was finished, he went roaming about the area. Didn't even show up for his late afternoon meal, but he did return in time to greet Wifey as she returned from school/work.
|Best end to the day - a full tummy.|
*** Last back to the foor locker...I spoke yesterday about our AMERICAN culture.
In the pursuit of "freedom", and the manners in which our society was "urged" into extending them further, we negated those values and principles we used to embrace. Wasn't it said by Ben Franklin that EVERYTHING should be in MODERATION, and NOTHING to EXCESS?
Yes, that pertains to our freedoms as well. Now, I;m not calling for LESS freedom, but rather freedom as defined as being beneficial to our GROWTH as a society, and as a nation.
What we have today, will ALL the allowances offered us, serve little purpose but to divide us, to disable us, and to diminish us. Think about it.
Smartphones that have become all but addictive. Social media that allows bullying to take on a new meaning.
We think we're masters of our own technology, but the truth is, we are becoming servants TO that technology. It's not even a symbiotic relationship.
And the price required to "play" is becoming too steep.
Still, as long as we're all "entertained" sufficiently with whatever sensationalistic pablum is being forced down our throats, the need to think for ourselves will continue to fall by the wayside.
And those who promote such things for their own wealth and power, with whatever agenda they have in mind (for us) will sit back and laugh as our nation becomes the antithesis of what it was founded upon.
THAT should never come to pass.
Stay SAFE out there, America.