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MONDAY OCTOBER 14 2013
Columbus Day.. (We still celebrate this?)

It was an interesting weekend.. no budget deal yet.. but the weather in my neck of the wood sure was perfect. It almost makes financial disaster less scary when the skies are blue and the autumn breeze is warm. Nonetheless, calamnity may befall the nation this week if our Congress fails to pass anything that President Obama will sign. No budget.. no debt ceiling.. we are on the 'edge' ..
And free-falling is always fun with Tom Petty signing, but living on the edge is the only thing I can hear with Aerosmith screaming in the distance..

This weekend, as reported on the HORROR REPORT, the EBT system went down. I speculated (at least some did) that the crash may have been a dry run for what would happen if there's no debt deal.. But not information is being revealed that without a deal, food stamps, unemployment payments, and social security checks could be delayed for days (if not longer) if the United States suffers a debt default.. The WASHINGTON POST reported that these payments may be delayed for one to four days without a deal..

Another photo from the Springhill Walmart store shows carts overflowing with food, reportedly left abandoned after balances started showing up again on customers' EBT cards.
But here is a story that is opposite of the EBT cards not working; Imagine if there's no limit! Sky's the limit.. That happened at a Louisiana Walmart, where the cards were still being permitted to use even though a glitch stopped limits from being applied to them. What occurred? Large orders, packed cards.. empty shelves. And eventually, Saturday night police action. Read about all the action here from KSLA . Oh, and of course, there is video.


When federal workers lose weight: One federal worker lost 10 pounds and said she won't eat solid foods until the government is up and running fully again..  And when she's back to the office? She EXPECTS LUNCH.

Senate leader sees hope..

The HAJJ and MERS: Good thing the government is shut down.. (*Slate headline is sarcastic, of course)

One pricey hole: Sinkhole in Assumption Parish nears $10 mil!

A video from former CPS investigator: "Corruption, kidnapping, and drugging of children"

A U.S. citizen who had been detained by the Egyptian authorities for more than six weeks was found dead in a police station..

Stampede kills 91 in India (and it killed more than the massive Cyclone Phailin did this weekend)

Moving forward despite the creepy factor; Google unveils plans to use real faces and names in their ads.. The future of advertising is now. Cameras watching your body heat in stores is one thing.. but using YOUR FACE to sell products (And you won't make a penny off of it?) that's a whole new thing. Telescreens with messages beamed into your head.. and subliminal marketing used to coerce you into thinking you need something you clearly don't. Buy buy buy!

More benefits of drinking red wine.. In moderation, I suppose. The bottle a night folks don't have better skin than me..

"MasterChef" runner-up Joshua Marks was found dead of a gunshot to his head in an alley on Chicago's south side Friday night, police said Saturday..

From Art Bell: A TV station ghost caught on camera?


Apparently even porn companies are out of ideas: Now the new trend: Dinosaur on human sex novels..

"Illuminati and Masonic" symbolism you may have seen in movies.. I think sometimes, people look very, VERY, deeply into these types of things. It can be overdone--but I agree that things are not placed into movies by accident.


Madonna reportedly banned from film festival for texting..

Say it ain't so! the creator of the most famous photo of the 'Loch Ness Monster' now reveals it was a complete fake..

A THIRD X-FILES movie a bad idea?

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Talk about losing your car in the parking lot: Sinkhole opens up at Lancaster PA shopping center!

A sinkhole formed in the parking lot at Tanger Outlets in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Aug. 10, 2018. Several cars, including at least one with someone inside, were damaged.


As the day turned into night, the cars sunk further..






PENNLIVE HAS SOME MORE PHOTOS OF THE SIGHTSEERS AMAZED BY THE SINKHOLE..

Sinkholes have been prevalent around the eastern part of PA, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Allentown, over the past decade..

WHAT THE FROCK! ABUSIVE PENNSYLVANIA PRIESTS AND THE BISHOPS TO HID THEM NOW REVEALED!

Put this in the true horror category..

I am from PA. I know several people in this report.. I may even know several abuse victims.

This is the end.

The death of the great tax exempt church..

The blue-haired bakers who love the block parties are dying away...

The truth--with all its sordid details of abusive priests, sex rings, and pedophilia--all now out.

A long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. “Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to understand the systematic cover up by church leaders that followed. The abuse scarred every diocese. The cover up was sophisticated. The church protected the institution at all costs.”


The report begins with the followi…

It's over. Print dies: September VOGUE does not matter

It was once the biggest print magazine of the year..
They were the days..

NOW THIS, AS REPORTED BY Alexandra Steigrad:

Days before the issue hit newsstands, usually in early August, executives from Vogue, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and W would brag about the thickness of their telephone book-sized glossies. They’d boast of the “thud” the issues made when dropped on a coffee table. The louder the thud, the more powerful the magazine.
Now that thud is more of a whimper.
“The September issue means nothing anymore,” said Sam Shahid, founder of branding, advertising and design agency Shahid & Company. “You used to hold that magazine in your hand. It takes you to a place — that’s what a magazine used to do. Now they are all doing the same thing. There’s no imagination there. It’s just pure product, it’s pleasing the advertiser.”
Shahid says a lack of funds at publishers, due to a decline in print circulation and ad revenue in the digital age, has led to a crazy scramble to attr…