For whom the Bell tolls

Rumors are feverishly flying around online! Will Art Bell Return to the airwaves or is it simply a wishful collective thought from his fans?

Here is some more food for thought from a writer on the popular messageboard CoastGab. 'Kingotnw' writes That he spoke to a program manager from a radio at affiliate in Minneapolis. The writer says that he asked the program manager if the station would make a switch from George Noory to Art Bell. According to kingotnw, the manager said:
"We're waiting on all the details of Art's new show, but it's something we are looking at right now. C2C is vvveeerryyy popular, so it would be hard to make a change right at first, but its something we are considering, but we want to see how Art's new show does first, before we make a change."
Read the full posting here.

I made a phone call to two of my local radio affiliates that carry C2C to ask the same question and I'm waiting for return calls..



For whom the Bell tolls

Rumors are feverishly flying around online! Will Art Bell Return to the airwaves or is it simply a wishful collective thought from his fans?

Here is some more food for thought from a writer on the popular messageboard CoastGab. 'Kingotnw' writes That he spoke to a program manager from a radio at affiliate in Minneapolis. The writer says that he asked the program manager if the station would make a switch from George Noory to Art Bell. According to kingotnw, the manager said:
"We're waiting on all the details of Art's new show, but it's something we are looking at right now. C2C is vvveeerryyy popular, so it would be hard to make a change right at first, but its something we are considering, but we want to see how Art's new show does first, before we make a change."
Read the full posting here.

I made a phone call to two of my local radio affiliates that carry C2C to ask the same question and I'm waiting for return calls..




WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30 2013



Just days ago a military drill in Florida featuring choppers firing blank machine gun rounds on citizens scared many.. now it's Houston, where an army drill caused the same fears ..




This story reminds me of a scene from SPACEBALLS: Canned air for sale in Chinas.. smog returns..
















WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30 2013



Just days ago a military drill in Florida featuring choppers firing blank machine gun rounds on citizens scared many.. now it's Houston, where an army drill caused the same fears ..




This story reminds me of a scene from SPACEBALLS: Canned air for sale in Chinas.. smog returns..















Art Bell's second message

He wants the troops to calm down a bit.



The natives indeed are restless
Art Bell had to talk lots of fans down, saying "I want you all to take a deep breath, I said we are talking, it is not yet a done deal."

But food for thought on how far reaching Bell's Facebook message was. Normally, the Coast to Coast AM show puts up a daily photo and listeners to the program comment on it throughout the show--normally the post garners hundreds if not more responses. Last night, not even 100 people were commenting.. Most of them, most likely, were on GodlikeProductions or Coast Gab trying to find the latest news on whether Art Bell was coming back, if it was Cumulus Radio, or any other detail of a deal that is not yet done..

Developing..

Art Bell's second message

He wants the troops to calm down a bit.



The natives indeed are restless
Art Bell had to talk lots of fans down, saying "I want you all to take a deep breath, I said we are talking, it is not yet a done deal."

But food for thought on how far reaching Bell's Facebook message was. Normally, the Coast to Coast AM show puts up a daily photo and listeners to the program comment on it throughout the show--normally the post garners hundreds if not more responses. Last night, not even 100 people were commenting.. Most of them, most likely, were on GodlikeProductions or Coast Gab trying to find the latest news on whether Art Bell was coming back, if it was Cumulus Radio, or any other detail of a deal that is not yet done..

Developing..

2013: The year that Art Bell may be ready to take back the night

The moment that Art Bell fans have been waiting for may have finally arrived.. After much speculation and many cryptic messages for the past three years Bell put this on his Facebook this evening:




That's right, Art Bell said "I am not in negotiation for a new Radio show, stay tuned."

Immediately message boards and comments on this thread lit up like wildfire.

But will it be during the nighttime hours just like Coast to Coast AM? Will he compete against the show that he loved and created so many decades ago? Or does the new father have the daytime hours in mind?

So many questions yet to be answered answers most likely will be coming soon.. Fans have stayed tuned just like Art Bell has asked them to...

So will he become a competitor to George Noory after all?
Noory will no doubt be silent on the matter.. Tonight the 'numbers lady' will try to explain her theories on Coast to Coast.. But in the distance, from the high desert, the rolling sound of a voice in the night may rise again.

Art Bell said 'no promises' in his message to Facebook friends and fans. But promises or not, just the thought he may again take back the night waves is music to the ears of those longing for when every night was Midnight in the Desert...

Stay Tuned.
DEVELOPING..

2013: The year that Art Bell may be ready to take back the night

The moment that Art Bell fans have been waiting for may have finally arrived.. After much speculation and many cryptic messages for the past three years Bell put this on his Facebook this evening:




That's right, Art Bell said "I am not in negotiation for a new Radio show, stay tuned."

Immediately message boards and comments on this thread lit up like wildfire.

But will it be during the nighttime hours just like Coast to Coast AM? Will he compete against the show that he loved and created so many decades ago? Or does the new father have the daytime hours in mind?

So many questions yet to be answered answers most likely will be coming soon.. Fans have stayed tuned just like Art Bell has asked them to...

So will he become a competitor to George Noory after all?
Noory will no doubt be silent on the matter.. Tonight the 'numbers lady' will try to explain her theories on Coast to Coast.. But in the distance, from the high desert, the rolling sound of a voice in the night may rise again.

Art Bell said 'no promises' in his message to Facebook friends and fans. But promises or not, just the thought he may again take back the night waves is music to the ears of those longing for when every night was Midnight in the Desert...

Stay Tuned.
DEVELOPING..
MONDAY JANUARY 28 2013

The HORROR REPORT began to see this storm a few days ago developing, and yesterday began some more coverage of it. There is a giant system in the North Atlantic, possibly stronger than Hurricane Sandy, heading towards Europe.. And with it comes high winds, and rain... It's 'ex-tropical' in nature but has already killed people.... More: It is bringing 40-foot waves..











MONDAY JANUARY 28 2013

The HORROR REPORT began to see this storm a few days ago developing, and yesterday began some more coverage of it. There is a giant system in the North Atlantic, possibly stronger than Hurricane Sandy, heading towards Europe.. And with it comes high winds, and rain... It's 'ex-tropical' in nature but has already killed people.... More: It is bringing 40-foot waves..











Cell phones ringing on the bodies at the Kiss Nightclub

The tragic situation in Brazil just keeps getting worse.. The bodies were being accounted for, some 230 + are dead.. A story surfaced last night that guards at the Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria were so confused by the fire that they actually were forcing people to stay in instead of escaping flames.. and now this, a story that is surely one to chill you to your core. We live in the information age.. the age of cell phones. And CNN and other media sources report that when workers were climbing through the wreckage they were greeted by the eerie sounds of cell phones ringing.. No doubt loved ones trying to find their family members. But the calls were unanswered.. the horror at the nightclub that took place this weekend is just another in a long line of the kind that took place over the past several years--most often started by a band using pyrotechnics ...

This from the CNN reporting:
"It was a really complicated scene. A lot of smoke, a lot of shoes that was left, cell phones, because everybody tried to get out of there running," he said. "While we were there, we saw the cell phones were ringing. It was parents, friends, trying to know about what was happening and nobody was answering."
According to reports from the scene about 2,000 people were in the Kiss Nightclub when the fire broke out. It was double the maximum capacity level for the building. It was tragic from the beginning.. truly a shame this happened..

Cell phones ringing on the bodies at the Kiss Nightclub

The tragic situation in Brazil just keeps getting worse.. The bodies were being accounted for, some 230 + are dead.. A story surfaced last night that guards at the Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria were so confused by the fire that they actually were forcing people to stay in instead of escaping flames.. and now this, a story that is surely one to chill you to your core. We live in the information age.. the age of cell phones. And CNN and other media sources report that when workers were climbing through the wreckage they were greeted by the eerie sounds of cell phones ringing.. No doubt loved ones trying to find their family members. But the calls were unanswered.. the horror at the nightclub that took place this weekend is just another in a long line of the kind that took place over the past several years--most often started by a band using pyrotechnics ...

This from the CNN reporting:
"It was a really complicated scene. A lot of smoke, a lot of shoes that was left, cell phones, because everybody tried to get out of there running," he said. "While we were there, we saw the cell phones were ringing. It was parents, friends, trying to know about what was happening and nobody was answering."
According to reports from the scene about 2,000 people were in the Kiss Nightclub when the fire broke out. It was double the maximum capacity level for the building. It was tragic from the beginning.. truly a shame this happened..

Forever young


I went to a viewing tonight.. they are never pretty. 
But viewings of someone who is 32 aren’t meant to occur.. viewings of a mom who had three kids is not fair at all..
Even worse, those friends who I gathered with were all with me in high school.. and here we are, aging beyond our early years, talking about parenting, graying hairs, and enlargening bellies..
So when the sadness was over, I walked to my car in the cold January air.. there was the most gorgeous moon shining above. I turned on Pandora and what else is on but but my favorite band AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT with THE KIDS ARE READY TO DIE. It may not be a song about a young woman dying of cancer, but somehow it fit the feeling of the night..
Give it a listen if you never heard it before. And if you did, listen again…
I don’t know if there is a meaning of life but I sure hope there is. Don’t we all?
After seeing grieving children it gets tough to find that meaning, doesn’t it?
Peace all. Be safe.

Forever young


I went to a viewing tonight.. they are never pretty. 
But viewings of someone who is 32 aren’t meant to occur.. viewings of a mom who had three kids is not fair at all..
Even worse, those friends who I gathered with were all with me in high school.. and here we are, aging beyond our early years, talking about parenting, graying hairs, and enlargening bellies..
So when the sadness was over, I walked to my car in the cold January air.. there was the most gorgeous moon shining above. I turned on Pandora and what else is on but but my favorite band AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT with THE KIDS ARE READY TO DIE. It may not be a song about a young woman dying of cancer, but somehow it fit the feeling of the night..
Give it a listen if you never heard it before. And if you did, listen again…
I don’t know if there is a meaning of life but I sure hope there is. Don’t we all?
After seeing grieving children it gets tough to find that meaning, doesn’t it?
Peace all. Be safe.

Janu-Scary weather

This is a little weird, but with our constantly changing global weather patterns, not surprising at all: it's January but we are already talking about chances for some very severe weather come Wednesday along the East Coast and in some big cities too.. this after an ice storm tomorrow. And then a turn to colder air after the severe weather with warmth.. strange stuff.

The HORROR REPORT is also watching the big storm in the North Atlantic and will cover whatever effects it has on Europe..

Janu-Scary weather

This is a little weird, but with our constantly changing global weather patterns, not surprising at all: it's January but we are already talking about chances for some very severe weather come Wednesday along the East Coast and in some big cities too.. this after an ice storm tomorrow. And then a turn to colder air after the severe weather with warmth.. strange stuff.

The HORROR REPORT is also watching the big storm in the North Atlantic and will cover whatever effects it has on Europe..

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: HANSEL AND GRETAL FLOPS; MAMA DROPS TO NUMBER 2.. DEVELOPING

NIGHTCLUB NIGHTMARE IN BRAZIL
NIGHTCLUB NIGHTMARE IN BRAZIL

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: HANSEL AND GRETAL FLOPS; MAMA DROPS TO NUMBER 2.. DEVELOPING

Should we call this Atlantic system a superstorm yet?



Wow..
This is an intense storm right now over the Atlantic waters. It looks like a hurricane .. its pressure is bottoming out..
This is how the NOAA predicts it:
The latest OPC 48 hour Atlantic Surface forecast chart (top left), valid 00Z January 26, continues to show an expected hurricane force low pressure system in the central North Atlantic. The forecasted central pressure is 939mb with winds of 80 knots, deepening to 928mb by 72 hours! The corresponding OPC 48 hour Atlantic Wind Wave forecast chart (bottom right) is indicating potential significant wave heights of 10.5 meters (34 feet)!
Here is a live shot of water vapor in the North Atlantic

And think about this: Accuweather reports
By today, the WaveWatch forecast model was predicting waves over 42 feet (above), with 36-foot waves near shore in Ireland and the United Kingdom later this week! While there aren't any buoys in the middle of the ocean where the storm was the strongest, the nearestNDBC buoy off the Ireland coast reported 42-foot waves overnight, while another buoy reported pressure as low as 28.45 inches, the pressure you'd typically see in a Category 4 Hurricane. Winds have also gusted over 40 knots.
I know the Weather Channel decided to name snowstorms on the North American landscape this year. Perhaps they should have thought about mid-winter North Atlantic superstorms!

Yes indeed, this is looking like a superstorm indeed..

A potentially damaging day is coming to the UK Monday.

Should we call this Atlantic system a superstorm yet?



Wow..
This is an intense storm right now over the Atlantic waters. It looks like a hurricane .. its pressure is bottoming out..
This is how the NOAA predicts it:
The latest OPC 48 hour Atlantic Surface forecast chart (top left), valid 00Z January 26, continues to show an expected hurricane force low pressure system in the central North Atlantic. The forecasted central pressure is 939mb with winds of 80 knots, deepening to 928mb by 72 hours! The corresponding OPC 48 hour Atlantic Wind Wave forecast chart (bottom right) is indicating potential significant wave heights of 10.5 meters (34 feet)!
Here is a live shot of water vapor in the North Atlantic

And think about this: Accuweather reports
By today, the WaveWatch forecast model was predicting waves over 42 feet (above), with 36-foot waves near shore in Ireland and the United Kingdom later this week! While there aren't any buoys in the middle of the ocean where the storm was the strongest, the nearestNDBC buoy off the Ireland coast reported 42-foot waves overnight, while another buoy reported pressure as low as 28.45 inches, the pressure you'd typically see in a Category 4 Hurricane. Winds have also gusted over 40 knots.
I know the Weather Channel decided to name snowstorms on the North American landscape this year. Perhaps they should have thought about mid-winter North Atlantic superstorms!

Yes indeed, this is looking like a superstorm indeed..

A potentially damaging day is coming to the UK Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning on authorizing drone use that might result in 30,000 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) cruising through US airspace in the next decad

Yep.
For real.

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning on authorizing drone use that might result in 30,000 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) cruising through US airspace in the next decad

Yep.
For real.

Brazilian nightmare: The Kiss nightclub was 1000 people over its limit!

A survivor is helped by emergency workers near the Kiss club in Santa Maria, Brazil, 27 January
The latest news coming out about the Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria: A fire official says the club was 1,000 people over capacity and "according to the information we have, the security guards kept people from leaving the building...

Why were guards not allowing people to leave once the pyrotechnics lit the building on fire?

Speaking to local newspaper Diario de Santa Maria, she said the fire had begun after a member of one of the bands lit a flare (others said a firework) about 10 minutes into the show, setting fire to part of the stage.
According to her, the fire took hold of the club in less than three minutes.
"The band tried to put out the fire with water, but they didn't manage to," she said.
"After this, they tried with a fire extinguisher. It was all really quick."


Meanwhile the death toll continues to climb...

Developing..

Brazilian nightmare: The Kiss nightclub was 1000 people over its limit!

A survivor is helped by emergency workers near the Kiss club in Santa Maria, Brazil, 27 January
The latest news coming out about the Kiss Nightclub in Santa Maria: A fire official says the club was 1,000 people over capacity and "according to the information we have, the security guards kept people from leaving the building...

Why were guards not allowing people to leave once the pyrotechnics lit the building on fire?

Speaking to local newspaper Diario de Santa Maria, she said the fire had begun after a member of one of the bands lit a flare (others said a firework) about 10 minutes into the show, setting fire to part of the stage.
According to her, the fire took hold of the club in less than three minutes.
"The band tried to put out the fire with water, but they didn't manage to," she said.
"After this, they tried with a fire extinguisher. It was all really quick."


Meanwhile the death toll continues to climb...

Developing..

It was only just a drill

Military choppers stalk the night sky over downtown Miami



This was a joint military and police training exercise to prepare for 'overseas drills' and make sure equipment is in check..

But...is there a need to have sounds of the copters opening fire on citizens below? at 1:30 second, 'blank rounds of gunfire' were shot from the helicopters.

It's only just a drill, of course.....

It was only just a drill

Military choppers stalk the night sky over downtown Miami



This was a joint military and police training exercise to prepare for 'overseas drills' and make sure equipment is in check..

But...is there a need to have sounds of the copters opening fire on citizens below? at 1:30 second, 'blank rounds of gunfire' were shot from the helicopters.

It's only just a drill, of course.....

Watch this video over and over again.. is if a UFO at the Obama Inauguration?

A YouTube user took to the net to show his taped footage from the Obama Inauguration this past week. It seems to show.......something....near the Washington Monument. The YouTube user shows it twice asking aloud, "What is that?"

Here is the video. Judge for yourself.
What is it?
Helicopter? Lens flare?
Craft from another world?
A reptilian craft coming to deliver flies to attack President Obama?

Just what, in the world or out of it, is that?



I'd say lens flare.
But it's sure fun to think it's not.

Watch this video over and over again.. is if a UFO at the Obama Inauguration?

A YouTube user took to the net to show his taped footage from the Obama Inauguration this past week. It seems to show.......something....near the Washington Monument. The YouTube user shows it twice asking aloud, "What is that?"

Here is the video. Judge for yourself.
What is it?
Helicopter? Lens flare?
Craft from another world?
A reptilian craft coming to deliver flies to attack President Obama?

Just what, in the world or out of it, is that?



I'd say lens flare.
But it's sure fun to think it's not.

Get ready for more Sandy Hook conspiracy theories--this time involving Anderson Cooper

A few weeks ago, CNN's Anderson Cooper took to the airwaves during his show 360 to battle online rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding the tragic Sandy Hook shooting. Cooper lamented the freedom the internet gives to hoaxes and rumor-mongering.. he blasted the video that has received millions of hits, the video which blends raw footage and rumor together to create questions on the official narrative of the shooting.

It can be argued, though, that media botched up the reporting on this story from the beginning. They took false leads and broadcast them to the world.. they reported the wrong suspect .. they said people died who did not. It all began with reporters trying to get a story too fast..

And now this: Rumors online of what may have actually happened that day.

Add to it a new video, one which will no doubt create more websites and videos afterwards--and maybe another response from Anderson Cooper. After all, this video involves Anderson himself.



As you can see, it appears to show Anderson Cooper's nose vanish for a split second, causing some to ask if they were in front of a green screen and if the person involved with the interview was just acting..

Some comments have tried to debunk the video.. others say Anderson Cooper's nose was up another orifice on his body.. one YouTube user asked this, however:

I heard it could be a YouTube video compression problem?
Can anyone verify this ?
Perhaps that is the best theory as to why Cooper's nose seems to vanish in midsentence. That or a green screen was used and CNN tried to act like they were actually on location in Newtown..

Regardless of how it happened, or what even did happen, it won't matter now. The rumor is out there.. this will just be added to the next conspiracy video on Sandy Hook.

We'll see if Mr. Cooper responds directly. There may, as the compression of the YouTube video theory has it, a very logical explanation.

Sometimes nothing you see is true. Even fiction.

Get ready for more Sandy Hook conspiracy theories--this time involving Anderson Cooper

A few weeks ago, CNN's Anderson Cooper took to the airwaves during his show 360 to battle online rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding the tragic Sandy Hook shooting. Cooper lamented the freedom the internet gives to hoaxes and rumor-mongering.. he blasted the video that has received millions of hits, the video which blends raw footage and rumor together to create questions on the official narrative of the shooting.

It can be argued, though, that media botched up the reporting on this story from the beginning. They took false leads and broadcast them to the world.. they reported the wrong suspect .. they said people died who did not. It all began with reporters trying to get a story too fast..

And now this: Rumors online of what may have actually happened that day.

Add to it a new video, one which will no doubt create more websites and videos afterwards--and maybe another response from Anderson Cooper. After all, this video involves Anderson himself.



As you can see, it appears to show Anderson Cooper's nose vanish for a split second, causing some to ask if they were in front of a green screen and if the person involved with the interview was just acting..

Some comments have tried to debunk the video.. others say Anderson Cooper's nose was up another orifice on his body.. one YouTube user asked this, however:

I heard it could be a YouTube video compression problem?
Can anyone verify this ?
Perhaps that is the best theory as to why Cooper's nose seems to vanish in midsentence. That or a green screen was used and CNN tried to act like they were actually on location in Newtown..

Regardless of how it happened, or what even did happen, it won't matter now. The rumor is out there.. this will just be added to the next conspiracy video on Sandy Hook.

We'll see if Mr. Cooper responds directly. There may, as the compression of the YouTube video theory has it, a very logical explanation.

Sometimes nothing you see is true. Even fiction.

Troubling dispatch from Reuters in Brazil




The Reuters news service reports:
Television footage showed people sobbing outside the club, while shirtless firefighters used sledge hammers and axes to knock down an exterior wall to open up an exit.
"It was really fast. There was a lot of smoke, really dark smoke," survivor Aline Santos Silva, 29, told Globonews TV. "We were only able to get out quickly because we were in a VIP area close to the door."

More here ..

Troubling dispatch from Reuters in Brazil




The Reuters news service reports:
Television footage showed people sobbing outside the club, while shirtless firefighters used sledge hammers and axes to knock down an exterior wall to open up an exit.
"It was really fast. There was a lot of smoke, really dark smoke," survivor Aline Santos Silva, 29, told Globonews TV. "We were only able to get out quickly because we were in a VIP area close to the door."

More here ..

Nightmare in the nightclub




Truly tragic news coming from Brazil as the death toll continues to rise in the nightclub fire.. it happened at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria.. Hundreds are dead, hundreds injured.. CNN and other sources report that many died from smoke inhalation.. Others were trampled as panic ensued when people tried to escape the flames..

Developing story..

Nightmare in the nightclub




Truly tragic news coming from Brazil as the death toll continues to rise in the nightclub fire.. it happened at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria.. Hundreds are dead, hundreds injured.. CNN and other sources report that many died from smoke inhalation.. Others were trampled as panic ensued when people tried to escape the flames..

Developing story..

Nightclub horror in Brazil

CNN reports:
A fire swept through a nightclub in southern Brazil, killing at least 90 people early Sunday, officials said.

The fire started around 2 a.m. at the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria. Firefighters were still pulling out bodies, and Col. Adilomar Silva, the regional coordinator of civil defense, expected the death toll to climb.

Officials could not immediately say what caused the fire.




Nightclub horror in Brazil

CNN reports:
A fire swept through a nightclub in southern Brazil, killing at least 90 people early Sunday, officials said.

The fire started around 2 a.m. at the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria. Firefighters were still pulling out bodies, and Col. Adilomar Silva, the regional coordinator of civil defense, expected the death toll to climb.

Officials could not immediately say what caused the fire.




The Day After Tomorrow 9 years later..

I forgot how great this movie was in a disaster edge of your seat kind of way.. It's on HBO and I'm re-scared just like I was when I first saw it in 2004..

I was scared by weather then .. Little did I know how much I'd be even more frightened by 2012 and now the prospects for 2013.. The climate is changing rapidly. No doubt about it... We are powerless in the end..

I recall reviewing the movie for the HORROR REPORT way back in 2004. I think I was critical of the imagery but not of the story. It was a typical disaster movie, big budget, all that. But there was a deeper meaning in it that we should have all taken away. And now, in 2013, have we learned anything? Would THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW may more sense now if it was released this year instead of then?

Fun fact: What inspired the DAY AFTER TOMORROW? None other than the book by Whitley Streiber and Art Bell, THE COMING GLOBAL SUPERSTORM. When that book came out Matt Lauer laughed at them both on the TODAY show... Today we name hurricanes 'superstorms'...Few laugh.

And that scares me deeply..

The Day After Tomorrow 9 years later..

I forgot how great this movie was in a disaster edge of your seat kind of way.. It's on HBO and I'm re-scared just like I was when I first saw it in 2004..

I was scared by weather then .. Little did I know how much I'd be even more frightened by 2012 and now the prospects for 2013.. The climate is changing rapidly. No doubt about it... We are powerless in the end..

I recall reviewing the movie for the HORROR REPORT way back in 2004. I think I was critical of the imagery but not of the story. It was a typical disaster movie, big budget, all that. But there was a deeper meaning in it that we should have all taken away. And now, in 2013, have we learned anything? Would THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW may more sense now if it was released this year instead of then?

Fun fact: What inspired the DAY AFTER TOMORROW? None other than the book by Whitley Streiber and Art Bell, THE COMING GLOBAL SUPERSTORM. When that book came out Matt Lauer laughed at them both on the TODAY show... Today we name hurricanes 'superstorms'...Few laugh.

And that scares me deeply..

Snowy box office weekend

Cold and snow is being blamed for lousy box office numbers.. Friday night figures trickling in.. HANSEL AND GRETAL was able to top the box office with a lower-than-expected $6 million opening night .. It's projected to make around for $17 million the weekend--but that is decidedly lower than the predicted $50 mil...

Could snow really have that large of an impact? Major metro areas in the Northeast hardly got an inch..

But it's a good excuse when a much anticipated film flops during the cold weeks of late January...



Snowy box office weekend

Cold and snow is being blamed for lousy box office numbers.. Friday night figures trickling in.. HANSEL AND GRETAL was able to top the box office with a lower-than-expected $6 million opening night .. It's projected to make around for $17 million the weekend--but that is decidedly lower than the predicted $50 mil...

Could snow really have that large of an impact? Major metro areas in the Northeast hardly got an inch..

But it's a good excuse when a much anticipated film flops during the cold weeks of late January...



Bieber fever

Justin Bieber being investigated for assault--with a nerf gun!!



Bieber fever

Justin Bieber being investigated for assault--with a nerf gun!!



The audacity of words

The President's weekly radio address featured hints that he will crack down soon on 'irresponsible behavior'.. Actually he more than hinted it instead Obama flat out said it..
But we also know the free market works best for everyone when we have smart, commonsense rules in place to prevent irresponsible behavior



The audacity of words

The President's weekly radio address featured hints that he will crack down soon on 'irresponsible behavior'.. Actually he more than hinted it instead Obama flat out said it..
But we also know the free market works best for everyone when we have smart, commonsense rules in place to prevent irresponsible behavior



Just when you thought death panels weren't going to happen

..maybe you should think again.
In Japan, a government official said the elderly should just hurry up and die.
In the UK, doctors feverishly work to not work feverishly on patients who are going to pass away--letting it just happen faster. Some countries in Europe are on the verge of allowing a 21st century medical eugenics tyrannical system to take over.
Perhaps the Georgia Guidestones are an inspiration around the planet.

And now this: The Associated Press, unbiased right?, allowed its medical writer, Mike Stobbe, to question aloud whether we should just let fat smokers die and be done with it. I mean, they are just in the way, right? With their large obese stomachs protruding from their bodies.. and the disgusting smelly cigarettes destroying their lives.. They a product of human waste. They are meaningless. They should just be permitted to go into a hole, take a bullet in the head, and rid themselves from us, so we can have more space, better air, and less money going to their medical needs. While Stobbe from the AP didn't quite say it that way, what he did say just sounded more professional:
Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
He went on to write,

It's tricky to play the insurance game with overweight people, because science is still sorting things out. While obesity is clearly linked with serious health problems and early death, the evidence is not as clear about people who are just overweight.
That said, public health officials shouldn't shy away from tough anti-obesity efforts, said Callahan, the bioethicist. Callahan caused a public stir this week with a paper that called for a more aggressive public health campaign that tries to shame and stigmatize overeaters the way past public health campaigns have shamed and stigmatized smokers.
National obesity rates are essentially static, and public health campaigns that gently try to educate people about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating just aren't working, Callahan argued. We need to get obese people to change their behavior. If they are angry or hurt by it, so be it, he said.
Perhaps we should just stop and think long and hard before we even attempt going down this road. The slope into hell.. We start with overweight smokers.. do we end with skinny mocha drinkers?
We hate the elderly.. rid us of them! and the kids too! why do we need them?
Who picks who dies? Who decides? I guess those death panels ... that don't exist.

Just when you thought death panels weren't going to happen

..maybe you should think again.
In Japan, a government official said the elderly should just hurry up and die.
In the UK, doctors feverishly work to not work feverishly on patients who are going to pass away--letting it just happen faster. Some countries in Europe are on the verge of allowing a 21st century medical eugenics tyrannical system to take over.
Perhaps the Georgia Guidestones are an inspiration around the planet.

And now this: The Associated Press, unbiased right?, allowed its medical writer, Mike Stobbe, to question aloud whether we should just let fat smokers die and be done with it. I mean, they are just in the way, right? With their large obese stomachs protruding from their bodies.. and the disgusting smelly cigarettes destroying their lives.. They a product of human waste. They are meaningless. They should just be permitted to go into a hole, take a bullet in the head, and rid themselves from us, so we can have more space, better air, and less money going to their medical needs. While Stobbe from the AP didn't quite say it that way, what he did say just sounded more professional:
Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
He went on to write,

It's tricky to play the insurance game with overweight people, because science is still sorting things out. While obesity is clearly linked with serious health problems and early death, the evidence is not as clear about people who are just overweight.
That said, public health officials shouldn't shy away from tough anti-obesity efforts, said Callahan, the bioethicist. Callahan caused a public stir this week with a paper that called for a more aggressive public health campaign that tries to shame and stigmatize overeaters the way past public health campaigns have shamed and stigmatized smokers.
National obesity rates are essentially static, and public health campaigns that gently try to educate people about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating just aren't working, Callahan argued. We need to get obese people to change their behavior. If they are angry or hurt by it, so be it, he said.
Perhaps we should just stop and think long and hard before we even attempt going down this road. The slope into hell.. We start with overweight smokers.. do we end with skinny mocha drinkers?
We hate the elderly.. rid us of them! and the kids too! why do we need them?
Who picks who dies? Who decides? I guess those death panels ... that don't exist.

Anonymous strikes: Online hacktivists gain control of US Sentencing Commission website



The news broke very late Friday night.. Anonymous, the group blamed for historic hackings in the past, struck again. This time it was in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz. REDDIT's Swartz's suicide was blamed by some on the government's overzealous crackdown on his operations. Today, USSC.GOV was taken down and replaced by this message:
Citizens of the world,Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the "discretion" or prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain."
Family of Swartz and friends alike said he killed himself after the government hounded him for posting documents free online--documents the government accused him of downloading illegally..

The line has been crossed, said Anonymous..
Also included with the hack is a threat from the group: They intend on releasing 'sensitive information' about the Justice Department.. The FBI said it was aware of the threat and handling it as a 'criminal investigation'..  CNN also reported this in its dispatch today:

A YouTube video accompanied the message, and made use of images from Cold War nuclear scenarios and games of strategy. The letter contained nuclear metaphors to refer to chunks of embarrassing information.
The hackers said they have obtained "enough fissile material for multiple warheads," which it would launch against the justice department and "its associated executive branches."
It gave the "warheads" the names of U.S. Supreme Court justices, such as Thomas.Warhead1 after Justice Clarence Thomas or Ginsburg.Warhead1 after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.


And at this time, 12:12 pm on the East Coast Saturday afternoon, USSC.GOV is still down for the count.

Anonymous strikes: Online hacktivists gain control of US Sentencing Commission website



The news broke very late Friday night.. Anonymous, the group blamed for historic hackings in the past, struck again. This time it was in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz. REDDIT's Swartz's suicide was blamed by some on the government's overzealous crackdown on his operations. Today, USSC.GOV was taken down and replaced by this message:
Citizens of the world,Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the "discretion" or prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain."
Family of Swartz and friends alike said he killed himself after the government hounded him for posting documents free online--documents the government accused him of downloading illegally..

The line has been crossed, said Anonymous..
Also included with the hack is a threat from the group: They intend on releasing 'sensitive information' about the Justice Department.. The FBI said it was aware of the threat and handling it as a 'criminal investigation'..  CNN also reported this in its dispatch today:

A YouTube video accompanied the message, and made use of images from Cold War nuclear scenarios and games of strategy. The letter contained nuclear metaphors to refer to chunks of embarrassing information.
The hackers said they have obtained "enough fissile material for multiple warheads," which it would launch against the justice department and "its associated executive branches."
It gave the "warheads" the names of U.S. Supreme Court justices, such as Thomas.Warhead1 after Justice Clarence Thomas or Ginsburg.Warhead1 after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.


And at this time, 12:12 pm on the East Coast Saturday afternoon, USSC.GOV is still down for the count.

Into the fray: Stephen King speaks


He wrote an opinion piece on guns and violence .. And in part, he is critical of the media, the NRA, and the United States... MORE..

STEPHEN KING WRITES, IN PART: “21. Any bills to change existing gun laws, including those that make it possible for almost anyone in America to purchase a high-capacity assault weapon, quietly disappear into the legislative swamp. “22. It happens again and the whole thing starts over.”

Into the fray: Stephen King speaks


He wrote an opinion piece on guns and violence .. And in part, he is critical of the media, the NRA, and the United States... MORE..

STEPHEN KING WRITES, IN PART: “21. Any bills to change existing gun laws, including those that make it possible for almost anyone in America to purchase a high-capacity assault weapon, quietly disappear into the legislative swamp. “22. It happens again and the whole thing starts over.”

There he goes again

The gun control debate rages.. But in the midst of policy fights VP Joe Biden is at it again.. He said he was golfing within 'earshot' of the horrible Nickel Mines shooting in Pennsylvania in 2006.. But reporters wondered where exactly the course was.. No sure answers found but interesting questions abound...


There he goes again

The gun control debate rages.. But in the midst of policy fights VP Joe Biden is at it again.. He said he was golfing within 'earshot' of the horrible Nickel Mines shooting in Pennsylvania in 2006.. But reporters wondered where exactly the course was.. No sure answers found but interesting questions abound...


The flu puts Burt Reynolds in ICU

CNN is reporting that Burt Reynolds is in intensive care in a Florida hospital, where he went for treatment of flu symptoms, one of his representatives said Friday...

Developing story..



The flu puts Burt Reynolds in ICU

CNN is reporting that Burt Reynolds is in intensive care in a Florida hospital, where he went for treatment of flu symptoms, one of his representatives said Friday...

Developing story..



FRIDAY JANUARY 25 2013

A REMINDER: The headlines today you are seeing are real. They may seem unreal.. they may seem fictitious.. but they are nothing but reality, for better or worse--and mostly worse..


North Korea's Un has been busy lately.. when he's not threatening a nuclear test on the United States it's threatening South Korea over United Nations sanctions..







The threat of disease or global plague sure doesn't stop creative scientists from doing their job.. a job that includes creating mutant viruses. Seriously, the freeze has been lifted off of bird flu research so let the viruses begin!













FRIDAY JANUARY 25 2013

A REMINDER: The headlines today you are seeing are real. They may seem unreal.. they may seem fictitious.. but they are nothing but reality, for better or worse--and mostly worse..


North Korea's Un has been busy lately.. when he's not threatening a nuclear test on the United States it's threatening South Korea over United Nations sanctions..







The threat of disease or global plague sure doesn't stop creative scientists from doing their job.. a job that includes creating mutant viruses. Seriously, the freeze has been lifted off of bird flu research so let the viruses begin!













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