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News-thirsty Thursday: A bright and beautiful morning with dark and ominous news.. such is life, I suppose


First responders on the scene at Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. were ordered to stand down..
Report claims that elite Capitol police unit was blocked from Navy Yard massacre..

Witness to Navy massacre laughs heartily while on camera (unknowingly)

United States military is preparing to hijack the airwaves.. FOBRES (yes, Forbes) reports ..

Toxic stew in Colorado: Chemical and sewage leaked into flood waters, residents told to stay out..
New numbers released..

The HORROR REPORT told you of the brain eating bug in a Louisiana Parish water supply.. and now some are studying as to whether it's yet another effect of Hurricane Katrina..

Community briefing planned for those affected by giant Louisiana Assumption Parish sinkhole..

TIME MAGAZINE cover this week asks another potentially famous question *remember when they asked if God was dead?* .. This week: Can Google solve death?

Facebook users committing "virtual suicide" by leaving website in droves..

Hack whack: Brazilian hackers confuse NASA with NSA in their revenge online attack... Amazing. With budget cuts, NASA cannot even spy on itself!

This is pretty damn disgusting.. An image of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian teen who committed suicide in April, appeared in a ad on Facebook.. . Facebook responded quickly saying it was a 'gross violation', but questions remain..

Religious site decries the 'sexual rhythm of rock and roll'

Great cover, and one of the few in history that does not feature Alfred E Neuman.. MAD MAGAZINE sends a message.

Mystery maple syrup smell comes back to New York City..

Nestle wants all water.. they plan for big extractions from North America..

Big cracks found in Fukushima reactors..

Sinkhole: The Dead Sea is dying..

There is a giant underwater blog of magma.. and scientists are puzzled by it.. But even more: The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.. Read more..

Missouri Hunter Dies After Falling into Sinkhole

Huge sinkhole opens in Colorado Springs..

Activity on the sun suddnely stops..
But Spaceweather says more action coming..

Yesterday Cher had a funny quote about Miley Cyrus' tongue.. Today she is ashamed of her Tweet. Once again, Miley can just be Miley, even with her tongue 'coated'..

Miley Cyrus Halloween costumes identify the 'easiest girls' for sex, according to a survey..

Eating it up! GRAND THEFT AUTO V debuts to a record $800 million on the FIRST DAY ALONE..

When games were good and anything was possible: Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged 85

THOR saved by Joss Whedon: He re-wrote scenes..

Jamie Lee Curtis is building a team of horror movie survivors.. According to Nikki Finke, ABC Family is prepping a horror drama with Curtis with writing by Jeff Dixon..

Belief in ghosts rise.. *Poll people after October, I bet beliefs will fall..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …