20 June 2017

Tuesday Tidbits...
Can't say we didn't get a good soaking yesterday evening, can we?
That rain was more than just "some scattered showers"...
But, we plan to dry out a bit today (so they say).
Our Hoosierland weather brings us a cooler day with a high of around 80 degrees. We'll have some sunshine early on, and then clouds move back in with showers coming our way (again) by evening into the night. Seems we're in a weather "rut" with that stuff.
Now, I've got my coffee nearby (as usual), so you get yourselves something to drink, and together, we'll all see what else has been going on...fair enough?
*** First out of the rain gutter is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 20 -
---It's National American Eagle Day
(that's every day on this blog, and sure beats the wild turkey)
---it's National Hike With a Geek Day
(you're sure to learn SOMETHING)
---It's National Ice Cream Soda Day
(leave it to some guy named Robert Green back in Philly during the 1840s...so the legend goes)
---It's National Kouign Amman Day
(a butter lover's pastry dream come true)
---It's National Vanilla Milkshake Day
(wow, TWO drinkable treats in ONE day...very cool)
*** Next up, and since this IS a Tuesday, time to show you ALL the FWPD calls that we should have heard about, but didn't, because the media was busy trying to push their lame-stream agenda:
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY ((53)) CALLS - 06/12 - 06/18
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
JUN 12 - 
17F071498 06/12/2017 10:58am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 SPY RUN AVE & TENNESSEE AVE
17F071538 06/12/2017 12:46pm 23,113 600 RIVERSIDE AVE
17F071387 06/12/2017 12:00am 53 ARMED ROB 10300 CHESTNUT PLAZA DR
JUN 13 -
17F072314 06/13/2017 10:35pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 KINNAIRD AVE
17F072102 06/13/2017 01:44pm 23,113 200 MASTERSON AVE E
17F071854 06/13/2017 12:51am 53 ARMED ROB 2300 SHERMAN BLVD
17F071880 06/13/2017 02:14am 53 ARMED ROB 800 THIRD ST
17F071980 06/13/2017 09:10am 53 ARMED ROB 900 LINCOLN HWY E
17F071866 06/13/2017 01:20am 58 SHOOTING 400 SPRING ST
JUN 14 -
17F072353 06/14/2017 01:30am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 COLONIAL AVE S
17F072384 06/14/2017 04:32am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 OLIVER ST
17F072716 06/14/2017 09:11pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 KINSMOOR AVE
17F072723 06/14/2017 09:42pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 PAULDING RD E
17F072727 06/14/2017 10:00pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 10100 LIMA RD
17F072747 06/14/2017 10:53pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 CONGRESS AVE
17F072749 06/14/2017 11:06pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 PAULDING RD W
17F072603 06/14/2017 04:39pm 23,113 400 WILDWOOD AVE E
((NO armed robberies))
JUN 15 -
17F073150 06/15/2017 09:37pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5400 PICKAWILLANY CT
17F073163 06/15/2017 10:00pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 ST JOE RD
17F072767 06/15/2017 12:19am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 OLIVER ST & MCKEE ST
17F072901 06/15/2017 11:02am 23,113 5300 BROOKVIEW DR
17F073144 06/15/2017 09:20pm 23,113 4900 WOODFORD DR
((NO armed robberies))
JUN 16 -
17F073537 06/16/2017 04:32pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
17F073589 06/16/2017 06:07pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 PACKARD AVE W
17F073678 06/16/2017 09:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WEBSTER ST
17F073721 06/16/2017 10:52pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 KINGSLAND CT
17F073610 06/16/2017 06:55pm 53 ARMED ROB 2300 FAIRFIELD AVE
JUN 17 -
17F073765 06/17/2017 12:37am 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WASHINGTON BLVD E EAST 
17F073800 06/17/2017 02:21am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 ALLEGANY AVE & SANDPOINT RD
17F074102 06/17/2017 07:10pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 SWINNEY PARK PL N
17F074136 06/17/2017 09:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 12200 COLDWATER RD & WILLOWIND TRL
17F074152 06/17/2017 09:51pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 DREXEL AVE
17F074186 06/17/2017 10:52pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 FLORENCE AVE
17F074188 06/17/2017 11:09pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 PONTIAC ST W
17F074197 06/17/2017 11:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 PONTIAC ST E & SMITH ST
17F074198 06/17/2017 11:24pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 REED RD
17F074212 06/17/2017 11:47pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 TAYLOR ST & FAIRFIELD AVE
17F074208 06/17/2017 11:21pm 23,113 600 ANDERSON AVE
17F074143 06/17/2017 09:30pm 53 ARMED ROB 3500 DUPONT RD E
17F074171 06/17/2017 10:17pm 53 ARMED ROB 5900 CROSS CREEK BLVD
JUN 18 -
17F074268 06/18/2017 03:19am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 PAUL SHAFFER DR
17F074271 06/18/2017 03:23am 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 MAPLE GROVE AVE E & SOUTHPARK
17F074280 06/18/2017 03:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 9300 JEFFERSON BLVD W & MANOR WOOD
17F074382 06/18/2017 12:11pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 OAKLAND ST & HIGH ST
17F074494 06/18/2017 06:56pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 TRENTMAN AVE
17F074500 06/18/2017 07:15pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 DUNKELBERG RD  
17F074525 06/18/2017 08:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 WINDSONG CT
17F074565 06/18/2017 10:09pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 10600 UNCAS TRL
((NO armed robberies))
17F074275 06/18/2017 03:31am 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
Over 50+  theft runs, over 60+ disturbance calls, and 33 narcotics runs. Plenty of burglaries, too.
Looks like some criminals are warming up for summertime.
FIREWORKS CALLS 06/12 - 06/18
17F072260 06/13/2017 08:29pm 44FW 1600 REED RD
17F072756 06/14/2017 11:32pm 44FW 4200 REED ST
17F072813 06/15/2017 04:06am 44FW 8800 VOYAGER DR
17F073248 06/16/2017 01:31am 44FW 5400 MEIJER DR
17F073295 06/16/2017 05:54am 44FW 4400 CALHOUN ST S
17F073629 06/16/2017 07:56pm 44FW 900 HAMILTON AVE
17F073692 06/16/2017 09:59pm 44FW 2000 ONTARIO CIR
17F074168 06/17/2017 09:57pm 44FW 2600 SPRINGFIELD AVE
17F074164 06/17/2017 09:58pm 44FW 2200 GLENWOOD AVE
17F074159 06/17/2017 09:58pm 44FW 4900 FAIRINGTON DR
17F074174 06/17/2017 10:15pm 44FW 3900 OLD MILL RD
17F074175 06/17/2017 10:18pm 44FW 2400 OPECHEE WAY & WAWONAISSA TRL
17F074172 06/17/2017 10:18pm 44FW 3700 THREE OAKS DR & ARDMORE AVE
17F074179 06/17/2017 10:29pm 44FW 2800 STARDALE DR & WAYCROSS DR
17F074183 06/17/2017 10:48pm 44FW 1900 ANTHONY BLVD N
17F074207 06/17/2017 10:58pm 44FW 3500 COLISEUM BLVD W
17F074187 06/17/2017 11:03pm 44FW 4500 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
17F074235 06/18/2017 12:51am 44FW 3800 NEWPORT AVE
17F074535 06/18/2017 08:16pm 44FW 9900 WINDING CREEK LN & GREEN OAK
17F074546 06/18/2017 09:22pm 44FW 4500 FAIRFIELD AVE & SHERWOOD TERR
17F074549 06/18/2017 09:30pm 44FW 1000 CHERRY BLOSSOM LN
17F074556 06/18/2017 09:40pm 44FW 3500 COLISEUM BLVD W
17F074566 06/18/2017 10:09pm 44FW 5300 KYLE RD & SANDPOINT RD
17F074571 06/18/2017 10:27pm 44FW 2200 DODGE AVE
17F074576 06/18/2017 10:38pm 44FW 2400 CAREW S
Sure have a lot of idiots playing with fireworks WAY too early (which should NOT be allowed)
*** Next, a letter to the editor caught my eye today. Here's it is verbatim from the J-G:
((City getting too pricey
Is Mayor Tom Henry not hearing our Fort Wayne citizens when they say no riverfront, no tax increase, no arena? There are enough projects going downtown, most of which no one cares about and will never go to. Is it ever going to stop? If we wanted to live in Indianapolis or Chicago we would. Let's keep our city reasonable and cost manageable. That is the reason people live here.
Heidi Rae - Fort Wayne))
Thank you, Heidi...you "get it".
*** Next up, a toddler dies in a pool on the SE side. Here's the story
There was a "gathering" at a house (could well be another loud party) located at 4626 Spatz Ave around 2130 hrs Sunday.
A toddler went missing and was found unresponsive in an above ground pool. He latter died at hospital. Delonte Nelson was the name of the young victim.
Now, if you have a pool, and a toddler, you also need something called ADULT SUPERVISION, right?
Not to mention that WHY is a 2-year old not in bed that late at night (like we used to be)?
During a damn downpour...mooks!
Maybe it's the type of parent(s) who also are not at home to see that their pre-teen boys are out playing basketball during the thunder and lightning storms we had yesterday. These young idiots-in-training got good and soaked, before they headed to the next street over (to dry out?).
I think CPS needs to do a comprehensive assessment of those who are passing themselves off AS parents, before more lives are lost due to negligence.
If you're going to have children, then you need to up your game when it comes to being RESPONSIBLE.
*** Next up, did you know that Elon Musk (now) wants to pursue the possibilities of merging the human brain with A.I.
Here's the story:
Now, this COULD be a good thing, but such a notion has been portrayed in literature and in both the large and small screens as something we should approach VERY carefully.
Micheal Crichton's book The Terminal Man (later made into a movie starring George Segal) is a perfect example.
Here's the WIKI on that:
Just watch where the OTHER hand is at.
Now, if we are to take what Musk proposes to a higher level, we could well become a "hive mind", and we know how that works out. And, who's to say we still won't be hacked by the underwear-clad uber-geeks living in mommy's basement (or a foreign power)?
What happens when the A.I. up and fails, or if we become exposed to an EMP?
Does humanity (or those with such implants in their brains) simply "cease to function"?
There are just too many variables that we, as a species cannot hope to address, let along solve the problems that will arise from such technological advances.
Perhaps the A.I. might deem humanity unworthy of continuance (shades of Avengers- Age of Ultron), and then what? The liabilities far outweigh any and all assets at this point.
*** Next, I think it's time to stop by "Kitten Corner"...
The kids were not having a bad day. Wifey was doing the laser pointer thing to tire them out when they got "antsy". When the storms came, both of them tamed down a lot.
They don't like the thunder much, but at least they're not trying to claw their way into closets and the like. They just stop acting "spazmo" and settle down.
*** Next up, let's see what's shaking in our "Tales Of Midnight"...
Our fuzzy buddy came by for morning food, and then we hardly saw him all day.
He did come by in between storm systems that came through the area, and he got fed then also. Some of the food had gotten wet, so he had both soft AND crunchy morsels.
And then, when it got dark, he headed off to his dry place to spend the night.
*** Last back to the rain barrel...humans and technology...how much symbiosis is enough?
Whenever mankind seeks to "play God", it can never end well. Anyone recall the Tower of Babel incident?
Technology at it's best is (and should be) meant to serve us, much like another tool in the box. We should never have to come to be SO dependent upon it. That only makes us weaker as a species.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of living in a "Terminator" kind of world, or even one akin to the old TV series "Max Headroom", where corporations were basically the governing bodies around the world.
In every cinematic or literary case, the future is cast in a dystopian mold, and that should be a cautionary sign that what we're chasing after may not in out best interest, if we are to continue on this planet.
Doesn't sound THAT inviting, does it?
If we can devote technology to curing disease, that's a very good thing, but if it's carried further into life-extension, we're gonna run out of places to live, because people aren't dying. Limits to births will come into play, and we start down another road where we might not want to go.
Sad to say, to every good aspect of technology, there are always bad ones, and trying to avoid those and concentrate JUST on the good ones would be a task that humanity will find increasingly difficult. One need look only to the current tech to figure that much out...right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

"National Hike With a Geek Day"- Scrappy says, "I do that all the time"...

Had to look up Kouign Amman. Damn, that sounds good...

Too bad Heidi is just another voice that is from a movie outside the one king Henry is living...

Most brains around these days could be merged with toasters and still have enough memory space left to toast bagels. Much like Scrappy who came over to determine whether trimming toenails with scissors involves food.

Bob G. said...

---Funny, I never heard him say THAT...lol.
---I thought you'd like that. I want to find some now.
(and how to pronounce it properly)
---Very well stated, and all too true. I think Heidi was a couple rows in front of us.
---LMAO...merged with TOASTERS...sounds like the locals in OUR neighborhood.
---Toenails as food? Must be an ACQUIRED taste
(I'll pass - gave up fingernails ages ago anyway).

Thanks for stopping by with some smiles today and for commenting.

Stay safe (and well-pedicured) up there, brother.