Is everyone ready for whatever mid-week crisis awaits us?
Let's hope so, because you know it's lurking in the wings, waiting to pounce, like the predator it is.
(never hurts to be prepared anyway)
Looks to be much of a repeat of yesterday, as far as our forecast goes, too.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us partly cloudy skies, becoming more overcast as the day progresses, with some showers and storms this afternoon with a high of around 83 degrees.
So there you go.
Now, let's get that morning cup or glass of caffeinated bliss poured and parked lose by, as we see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the breakfast table is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid."
RIGHT direction. This quote speaks to that.
So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Westland Mansion in Princeton, New Jersey...
*** Next up, time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 2 -
---It's National Coloring Book Day
---It's National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
*** Next up, yes, we had ANOTHER shooting on the city's (...all together, people...) SOUTHEAST SIDE! (thank you for your participation).
This took place at the Hickory Mills Apartments located in the 5800 block of Turtle Creek Drive around 2000 hrs.
The victim is in critical condition at hospital. No one has been arrested.
*** Next, looks like we have one more piece added to the "end times" mosaic. Here's the story:
RFID chips would soon be placed in people.
But (for now) the insertion of the chips (in a person's hand) are voluntary.
(and they can be "programmed")
I just wonder how long it will be until there is a "requirement" to have the procedure, and all the fun things that will follow along as a result? I only have one word for all this - REVELATION (as in read it).
*** Next up, our classical music station (WBNI) has inexplicably been off the air since yesterday afternoon. Of course, there is nothing known as to why. Might have to send along an email query.
*** Next, I stumbled into a very intriguing show on PBS last night. Frontline had a program entitled: The Vaccine War.
I will say that the vaccination "process" has markedly changed since my days as a fully-immunized youth.
FDR did not suffer from - try Guillain–Barré syndrome), as well as Tuberculosis, diphtheria, and many other "childhood" diseases (of which I got the bumper crop).
And vaccines were few and not given in mass quantities, unlike today. When you take an infant in for vaccinations, the docs line up a litany of injections, which, to me, says that's too much to expose an infant to at any ONE time. Stagger them out...allow the child's immune system to mature and adjust to the point where they won't have adverse reactions (or even fatalities) to the conglomeration of chemicals being pumped into the child.
The "herd" immunization benefits everyone (when all children are immunized), but today, we "permit" parents to NOT get their kids vaccinated, because of "personal choice", so screw the masses.
That doesn't seem right for all involved.
We enjoy a marvelous LACK of disease in our country (unlike other nations) BECAUSE of vaccines, but, like everything else in life, too much can be detrimental, rather than beneficial.
JAMA and The Lancet all but debunk these claims.
Maybe it's not any ONE vaccine, but perhaps the combinations, along with genetic disposition that causes it.
The show leaves the door open for serious debate, but still advocates getting what is necessary to not only protect the individual from disease, but everyone else who might also become exposed.
*** Next up, time to visit "Kitten Corner"
I guess being that cute does have it's unique perks.
*** Next, let's stop by and visit with "Midnight and Company"...
|Returning from "patrol"|
Whiskers is ALWAYS nearby...and has become much of a fixture at the "Fortress", in fact.
The only squirrels I hear are ones in the tree, making that PO'ed sound (if you hear it, you know what I mean).
Hobo, (on our garage roof of all places), and he fast became a friend who would also stick around the house daily.
I can't help but think of him every time I see the two outdoor cats and how they come by for food (and a head scratch).
So, here's a photo taken one year ago in remembrance of the brief but wonderful time we shared.
*** Last back to the dining hall...life is something to be treasured for as long as we draw breath.
What's funny about that, is that we're not always aware of what effects those will be.
Sure, there's things you do, as well as things that are done to you, or for you.
Many times, it's not the large things that make the most difference; it's the little things. Stuff that we do without thinking, like holding a door for an aged person, or returning a greeting from a total stranger are what makes life worthwhile.
And, I fear that society is losing the ability to perform such simplistic acts upon itself.
People are too concerned with themselves, which take the "me" generation to new (and dangerous) heights.
HOW to do it, it becomes something you never forget.
Sooner or later, I believe that people will have to return to higher level of morality, when they find that the manner in which they act today just isn't working out all that well.
But, it won't happen today. Maybe tomorrow. There's always tomorrow, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.