Archive | January 1, 2018

Portsmouth, NH, “First Night 2018” Ice Sculptures In Front On North Church.

by Anura Guruge

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4-years ago, New Year’s Eve 2014 we did “First Night” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

We actually volunteered for “Pro Portsmouth” and I was in charge of the midnight shift at North Church when we rang in the New Years. That was a blast.

Last night was too cold for anything! For the first time in 10-years we did NOT venture went.

But, on New Year’s Day we did go to Portsmouth and then Kittery, Maine.

Had to stop by and take these pictures of the 2018 ice sculptures.

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by Anura Guruge

The Tragic Kansas “Swatting” Shooting — Where Was 911 “Caller ID”?

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. From CNN. Google “swatting” for CNN article & MUCH more.

This is so sad and tragic. What a shame. An innocent life lost — and he was UNARMED. It is NO consolation, but it is an huge indictment on current society, that some of us are just ‘relieved’ that he wasn’t black … because that would just make matters worse. A shame. A shame.

I, however, have had a nagging question from the moment I managed to work out what happened and UNDERSTOOD that it was a FAKE CALL.

What happened to CALLER ID?

Caller ID is the first thing that pops up, at the ‘Emergency Center‘, when you make a 911 call.

Did Caller Id indicate it was a California number? If so it is possible that they assumed that it might have been a cell phone.

Wouldn’t they — shouldn’t they — have been a bit more cautious IF it was an out-of-state Caller ID or if Caller ID had been blocked?

I have NOT heard anybody address this.

I really would like to hear what attention was paid to the Caller ID.

Wouldn’t you.

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by Anura Guruge

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