27 June 2017

Tuesday Tidbits...
We did wind up with a little rain yesterday evening, didn't we?
Even got some overnight. I can deal with that, as long as it keeps the "locals" at bay.
And the temps yesterday were marvelous...my kind of summer.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us enjoying mostly sunny skies, a high of around 74 degrees, and no rain in the immediate forecast. Low tonight down in the 50s (good sleeping weather).
Now, if that isn't cause to get a nice refreshing drink to start the day, I don't know what is, so let's make that happen as we see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the front steps is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 27 -
---It's National Orange Blossom Day
(not seeing any of those around these parts)
---It's National PTSD Awareness Day
(it's not just a combat-related affliction any longer)
---It's National Sunglasses Day
(is the future THAT bright? Coulda folled me)
*** The Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. reminded me of something that slipped my mind.
Today marks the ONE year anniversary of the Wifeymobile 2.0 (2015 Impala).
Has it been  a year already?
Truth be told, there are STILL aspects of the car I've yet to familiarize myself with (well, that IS a thick manual...heh).
*** Next up, time to take a look at ALL the FWPD calls that the media didn't feel the need to let us in on, because they were too busy following some LGBTQ...(whatever) protest against some dipshit thing...
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 06/19 - 06/25
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
JUN 19 - 
17F074991 06/19/2017 08:57pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 SCHELE AVE
17F074998 06/19/2017 09:14pm 53 ARMED ROB 6400 BLUFFTON RD
JUN 20 -
17F075392 06/20/2017 06:46pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 TRENTMAN AVE
17F075492 06/20/2017 11:43pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 COLISEUM BLVD W
17F075169 06/20/2017 08:40am 53 ARMED ROB 6700 HANNA ST S
JUN 21 -
17F075584 06/21/2017 08:49am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 TAYLOR ST
17F075876 06/21/2017 10:01pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 OLD DOVER BLVD  
17F075887 06/21/2017 10:29pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 REED ST & BAXTER ST
17F075634 06/21/2017 11:13am 58 SHOOTING 600 WASHINGTON BLVD W
17F075806 06/21/2017 06:40pm 58 SHOOTING 4200 HANNA ST S
JUN 22 -
17F076369 06/22/2017 11:23pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5500 OLD DOVER BLVD
17F075974 06/22/2017 05:14am 53 ARMED ROB 3300 COLISEUM BLVD W
JUN 23 -
17F076521 06/23/2017 09:47am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 MICHIGAN AVE
17F076823 06/23/2017 09:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 THIRD ST & RUNNION AVE
17F076837 06/23/2017 09:44pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 11100 CLAREWOOD CT
17F076838 06/23/2017 09:46pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 RIDGEWOOD DR  
17F076859 06/23/2017 10:40pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 DREXEL AVE
17F076740 06/23/2017 05:53pm 58 SHOOTING 1700 COLLEGE ST & SWINNEY AVE
JUN 24 -
17F076931 06/24/2017 12:32am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 RANDALLIA DR
17F076940 06/24/2017 12:54am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 WALL ST & NELSON ST
17F076944 06/24/2017 01:16am 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 PONTIAC ST E & HANNA ST S
17F076981 06/24/2017 02:51am 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 COLUMBIA ST W
17F076993 06/24/2017 03:37am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 WEBSTER ST
17F077345 06/24/2017 10:38pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 FOURTH ST W
17F077346 06/24/2017 10:39pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 ROBINWOOD DR
17F077367 06/24/2017 11:04pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 WALNUT ST
17F077064 06/24/2017 10:54am 23,113 1600 JEFFERSON BLVD W & WASHINGTON
17F076948 06/24/2017 01:33am 58 SHOOTING 800 HAYDEN ST
17F076984 06/24/2017 02:54am 58 SHOOTING 700 BROADWAY
17F077154 06/24/2017 02:07pm 58 SHOOTING 700 BROADWAY
JUN 25 -
17F077405 06/25/2017 12:04am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 SHERMAN BLVD
17F077415 06/25/2017 12:28am 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 ST JOE RD
17F077460 06/25/2017 02:49am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 MCKINNIE AV & ANTHONY BLVD S
17F077705 06/25/2017 06:02pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 FAYETTE DR
---Over 50+ theft runs again, over 50+ "man down" calls, big spike in disturbance calls (signal 43), and 22 narcotics runs.
*** And while we're at it,. let's look at ALL the fireworks calls that went out last week, but before we get to that, let's preface the list with some information ABOUT fireworks.
This is from the FWFD website:
--The new Fort Wayne City Ordinance was signed in June, 2007. The public needs to be aware of restrictions that are in place regarding the use of fireworks, as well as the possible penalties for violators.
--Fireworks may be used only on the user's property, on the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks, or at a special discharge location. (Note: A special discharge location is a place designated by the State Fire Marshal for the discharge of consumer fireworks).
--Fireworks can be purchased only by adults 18 years of age or older. Children under 18 may only use fireworks when an adult is present.
--Fireworks may be used only between 5:00 p.m. two hours after dusk (approximately 11:00 p.m.) from June 29-July 3 and again from July 5-9. On the day before Memorial Day, Memorial Day,
July 4th, the day before Labor Day and Labor Day, the hours are extended from 10 a.m. until midnight.
--For New Year's Eve, fireworks may be used from 10:00 a.m. Dec. 31 until 1:00 a.m., Jan. 1.
--Penalties for violating the fireworks law can range from a Class A misdemeanor up to a Class C felony in the case of the reckless or intentional use of fireworks that results in a person's death.
And, there was this story from last year:
So, let's see those calls, shall we?
FIREWORKS CALLS 06/19 - 06/25
17F075001 06/19/2017 09:19pm 44FW 2800 LINDEN DR
17F075353 06/20/2017 05:18pm 44FW 3200 RIVER FOREST DR
17F075395 06/20/2017 06:50pm 44FW 7500 PARLIAMENT PL  
17F075727 06/21/2017 03:52pm 44FW 4500 ATWOOD DR
17F075811 06/21/2017 06:48pm 44FW 1700 TILDEN AVE
17F075826 06/21/2017 07:17pm 44FW 1700 TILDEN AVE
17F075820 06/21/2017 07:19pm 44FW 800 SPRING ST & SHERMAN BLVD
17F075908 06/21/2017 11:21pm 44FW 4500 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
17F075925 06/22/2017 12:08am 44FW 1300 HUESTIS AVE
17F076364 06/22/2017 11:06pm 44FW 100 COUNTRY FOREST DR
17F076586 06/23/2017 12:37pm 44FW 2200 PACKARD AVE W
17F076760 06/23/2017 06:21pm 44FW 200 CORNELL CIR S
17F076774 06/23/2017 06:56pm 44FW 200 CORNELL CIR S
17F076848 06/23/2017 10:04pm 44FW 4500 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
17F076874 06/23/2017 10:08pm 44FW 2200 GLENWOOD AVE
17F076875 06/23/2017 10:22pm 44FW 3400 WORCHESTER PL
17F076876 06/23/2017 10:26pm 44FW 5500 TUNBRIDGE XING
17F076877 06/23/2017 10:38pm 44FW 2800 HOLTON AVE
17F076881 06/23/2017 10:43pm 44FW 2700 GLENWOOD AVE
17F076919 06/23/2017 11:56pm 44FW 5200 EVARD RD & STONY BROOK DR
17F077173 06/24/2017 03:32pm 44FW 5900 TURTLE CREEK DR
17F077200 06/24/2017 04:36pm 44FW 7200 ST JOE RD
17F077223 06/24/2017 05:40pm 44FW 300 FIFTH ST & WELLS ST
17F077229 06/24/2017 05:48pm 44FW 3000 ALEXANDER ST & ECKART ST
17F077232 06/24/2017 05:52pm 44FW 3900 PETTIT AVE E
17F077280 06/24/2017 08:12pm 44FW 4800 WARSAW ST
17F077292 06/24/2017 08:47pm 44FW 4200 DEROME DR W
17F077305 06/24/2017 09:31pm 44FW 3100 GENESEE AVE
17F077301 06/24/2017 09:32pm 44FW 8900 COLDWATER RD & WALLEN RD E
17F077323 06/24/2017 10:00pm 44FW 800 BUCHANAN ST
17F077320 06/24/2017 10:02pm 44FW 1600 CINNAMON RD
17F077324 06/24/2017 10:04pm 44FW 9700 ARAGLIN POINTE
17F077328 06/24/2017 10:08pm 44FW 3100 MCDONALD ST
17F077327 06/24/2017 10:12pm 44FW 7100 SHADY LN
17F077333 06/24/2017 10:19pm 44FW 8600 VOYAGER DR & COVENTRY LN
17F077332 06/24/2017 10:22pm 44FW 8400 COLDWATER RD & AUDUBON TRL
17F077339 06/24/2017 10:24pm 44FW 4800 HANNA ST S & PETTIT AVE E  
17F077343 06/24/2017 10:34pm 44FW 800 DONNELL AVE UNORGANIZED
17F077363 06/24/2017 10:57pm 44FW 4500 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
17F077358 06/24/2017 10:57pm 44FW 300 CORNELL CIR S
17F077359 06/24/2017 11:00pm 44FW 7600 COLD SPRINGS BLVD
17F077360 06/24/2017 11:01pm 44FW 9100 WHISPERING WOODS DR  
17F077364 06/24/2017 11:04pm 44FW 200 SEMINOLE CIR N
17F077381 06/24/2017 11:08pm 44FW 4400 ARLINGTON PKWY S & STELLHORN
17F077394 06/24/2017 11:35pm 44FW 8400 COLDWATER RD & AUDUBON TRL
17F077392 06/24/2017 11:36pm 44FW 100 ESSEX LN E & TARA APTS ACCESS
17F077417 06/25/2017 12:37am 44FW 5000 LAKE AVE & LAKEHURST DR
17F077479 06/25/2017 03:59am 44FW 900 WILDWOOD AVE W
17F077489 06/25/2017 04:56am 44FW 3000 WILLOW OAKS DR
17F077594 06/25/2017 01:17pm 44FW 1800 BLUFFTON RD
17F077704 06/25/2017 05:54pm 44FW 400 SHERWOOD TERR W
17F077712 06/25/2017 06:06pm 44FW 3400 CHEVIOT DR
17F077730 06/25/2017 06:48pm 44FW 3700 ELMCREST DR
17F077770 06/25/2017 09:21pm 44FW 8800 BREAKWATER DR
17F077793 06/25/2017 09:34pm 44FW 100 COUNTRY FOREST DR
17F077805 06/25/2017 09:50pm 44FW 200 CORNELL CIR S
17F077806 06/25/2017 09:51pm 44FW 4700 CALHOUN ST S
17F077799 06/25/2017 09:52pm 44FW 400 PASADENA DR D
17F077786 06/25/2017 09:53pm 44FW 4900 VERMONT LN
17F077787 06/25/2017 09:54pm 44FW 4500 FAIRFIELD AVE & SHERWOOD TERR
17F077800 06/25/2017 09:56pm 44FW 400 PASADENA DR & BUELL DR
17F077802 06/25/2017 10:08pm 44FW 1300 FRANKLIN AVE & THIRD ST
17F077812 06/25/2017 10:18pm 44FW 5900 TURTLE CREEK DR
17F077831 06/25/2017 11:17pm 44FW 3200 COUNTRY PARK LN  
17F077833 06/25/2017 11:27pm 44FW 5400 RIVER RUN TRL
Holy Crap that's a lot...and ALL of them ILLEGAL by state law!
Wonder how much money the city didn't get by citing ALL THESE MORONS???
*** Next, this story from today's J-G op-ed section might lend a bit of insight as to why Wifey left her teaching career after 21 years. Here's the link:
Imagine that, Wifey's NOT the only teacher that sees problems with the educational system.
Now this teacher went to the Indy school system, which is nothing more than a macrocosm of what FWCS is, relatively-speaking. And granted, this educator taught (elementary) ART, while WIiey taught  (high school) English, Latin and French, but the similar dynamics apply within "the system".
((Data collection and testing were the driving forces behind everything, and it was of utmost importance to point out to any staff member their “numbers” to make sure the customers (parents) were happy.
With all the emphasis on the outcome and none on actual learning, the building was reduced to violent fights and constant behavior disruption, as evidenced by the 12 staff members dedicated to behavior remediation.))
Sounds just like FWCS, trust me on this one. Wifey has related the exact same issues to me often enough.
((I was force-fed Teach for America propaganda, pummeled with articles about data from pro-TFA researchers, and coerced into watching videos on the TFA YouTube channel to bring my thinking into the same place as the inexperienced teachers and administrators who demonstrated they knew nothing about how public schools work.
As a teacher for more than 30 years, with all kinds of recognition and accolades for excellence, I could see that the new normal was not about learning but more about the appearance of success.))
Yep, it's all about leftist propaganda, and NEVER aimed at a true EDUCATIONAL model for the students.
It's more like "everyone gets a trophy for participation" bullshit, isn't it?
To hell with individual excellence - everyone is "equal".
((If any of us have any hope of stopping the normalization of what isn't normal for learning, then we need to identify the sources such as Teach for America and end their participation in public education.))
And there you have it.
Any bets as to who is behind the funding for this "Teach For America" line of smack?
You can look things up for yourselves, and find out it's not all sunshine, lollipops, and unicorns.
Just as bad by any OTHER name, too.
Oh, and if you believe that VOUCHERS are the answer, you might want to read THIS story:
Yeah, not all it's cracked up to be, is it? Another tangled web of deceit, funded with money taken from public education, which is suffering enough. Not a smart move.
*** Next, time to stop on by "Kitten Corner"...
Our kids were a study in contrasts yesterday. Violet was her wonderful mellow self (when not chasing or being chased by her "brother"), and willing to give some nuzzling and get her neck rubbed, but Gallifrey was acting like a whirling dervish...or was that a Tasmanian Devil?
Finally, he wore himself out and got back to being as calm as his sister.
Sometimes, you really DO miss an older pet and their slower-paced mannerisms.
*** Next up, let's check out our "Tales of Midnight"...
He was dependable as ever, waiting to get fed yesterday morning. Sometimes, he waits by the garage door, other times, he's right on the patio.
But he's never missed a meal yet. But, when the rain came, he went to his "dry" place, wherever that is and hid out as usual. He wasn't damp at all this morning.
*** Last back to the side gate...it's a shame what';s become of our educational system.
In fact, it's a DAMN SHAME.
It's little wonder that our country has slipped down the ladder (more than) a few rungs when it comes to having we;;-educated students graduating from our schools.
Never saw this in OUR day.
Certainly, what WE learned in school and took with us after we left puts us above students today with all their "technology" assisting them. And, in many cases, most of us never stopped learning...we taught ourselves even more.
Can we say the same thing of graduates today? I think not.
It was never about "instant gratification" with our generation...we had to WORK at whatever it was to achieve the end result, and to which, we became more appreciative. THAT was our gratification - that WE were able to learn, and use that knowledge wisely.
Again, I say that too many young people today are lacking in that aspect of humanity.
Could our educational system use a reboot? Most assuredly, but only if we somehow manage to dismantle that leftist-run juggernaut known as the Department of Education. THAT is where the cause of our problems reside, and when we all decide to get back to educating the young minds of this nation in a more PROPER manner, the better the quality of people we will produce...Just like we used to do in times past.
Maybe going back will allow us to move forward...it's well worth the attempt.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

I see someone called in the FWs the other night over here... wasn't me. They aren't near close enough to phase me... but I see they ignored the "same time same place" ones from Saturday night...

"...the appearance of success..." see the common theme between THAT and my comments about King Henry's downtown developing last time? That's the left for you. The appearance of education, the appearance of economic development, the appearance of tolerance... and not the first clue of what any of it REALLY means or is.

Anything you reduce to mere numbers becomes a soulless mockery of what it was meant to be. It has been fascinating reading Anne Applebaum's book how the Soviet system did this to EVERYTHING, thereby undermining their understanding of anything. And our left can look at the historical record and STILL not understand how such things are destined to fail. You can see the devil's hand in all of it, because it is so damn self-destructive, and that is the sum of his "creativity". Anyone who wonders what a world built by Lucifer would be like, the answer is, "It would already be a smoking ruin, populated by one fallen angel who still is looking around for someone else to blame."

Bob G. said...

---Yeah, I guess I'm not TOTALKLY alone around here.
---Yes, we're of a like mind noticing such things. Shame others don't want to figure it out.
I told Wifey it's ALL about "smoke and mirrors" with the progressive liberals. The APPEARANCE is everything...screw the cost, the damage, and whatever loss of freedom and liberty we get along the way.
---Yes, Stalin was NOTORIOUS for doing that, and woe to anyone opposing him. That's what surprises me about those who still embrace socialism or communism...WTH is wrong with them that they can't learn a bloody thing from HISTORY?
---That is a perfect example of the "world of Lucifer", too. That's it EXACTLY.
(just pass the blame rather than accept it).

Hey, thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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