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Hell unleashed by Haiyan

The storm is over in the Philippines, but now the real work begins: Attempting to restore power, find the dead, and help the injured..

Typhoon Haiyan was the most powerful storm, apparently, ever to strike land--and it's not done yet, as it now moves again into water and gets poised to strike Vietnam.. 

According to reports from the Philippine islands at this hour, Haiyan made both Katrina and Sandy from the Americas look weak.. Power has been cut to much of the island nation, with some reported injuries and deaths already..

At this point, some of the hardest hit areas have not yet been visited by disaster recovery personnel--a terrible thought knowing that some of the areas where many lived received up to ten feet of flooding..

And with the storm yet not being over (other nations need to prepare) millions are going to be affected by the typhoon..

And while the record books may have changed with this monster storm, it's also worth remember that its wrath has not been completely felt yet.. It's on to the rest of Asia...



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 …