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Newsthirsty Thursday.. Is Andy Kaufman still alive!?


A sampling of news from around the world..headlines from the universe.. ideas from the deepest and darkest trenches of your mind... And beyond.

Looting and desperation in the areas hit by superstorm Haiyan..
There are heartbreaking before and after photos that show the extent of damage and destruction that took place as a result of the storm..

This is how bad the chaos in some parts of the Philippines is getting: Starving looters crushed in warehouse stampede, water pipes dug up by people dying of thirst, and aid convoys attacked by gunmen as typhoon rescue operation is struck by chaos

Damage control--but why aren't they just trying to clean up damage!? The Philippines fires official who said that the death toll from Haiyan could be as much as 10,000..

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More than 5,000 flee an erupting volcano in Indonesia!

This is an amazing story being reported this morning .. Andy Kaufman's brother has now stated that his brother is alive.. And even more, there is a woman claiming to be hid daughter! All known information said that Andy Kaufman, the legendary comic, died of lung cancer. The movie MAN NO THE MOON seems to show Kaufman's real battle in the end with the disease.. However, we also know that some have spoken of Kaufman's then obsession that would fake his own death. And now family and purported family are saying he is alive and well.. This is a fascinating story.. If you believe they put a man on the moon..

Four Marines lose their lives during training accident at Camp Pendleton.. Heart truly goes out for them and their service.. *terrible typo corrected, thanks Charles!*

A massive sinkhole has opened in Chicago and is now threatening homes on the South Side..

Home collapses from yet another sinkhole in Florida..

Sex sells. Even health care. You can sell health care two ways, perhaps. On one hand, you can show young professionals without insurance, struggling to get by, working long hours, trying to make ends meet for their families, and battling to stay healthy--Obamacare comes along and now can aid them in their struggles. Or, on the other hand, you can just remind them that they can have more sex. Apparently that is what Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, along with the ProgressNow Colorado Education, are doing in their 'thank Obamacare' campaign.. they decided to go with a new advertising campaign, aimed at 20 somethings, telling them that when you find out your partner has insurance through the affordable health care act, you can bang him/her. A history of inspiring government propaganda now being replaced with sex..

Businesses making big cuts in workers' hours to meet Obamacare mandate..

More secret service prostitution news.. This time an agent left a bullet in a woman's room and was removed from his position after trying to get it back..

Is America the loneliest country in the world?

Is it ethical to dehydrate people in vegetative states to death? What if they knew they were slowly being killed?

YES it's true, ET was originally going to be a horror movie.. On coalSpeaker, I describe how even though it wasn't, the movie scared me anyway as a kid..

NY POST: What is the cure for Gaga-itis?

War of words continues between Perez Hilton and Lagy Gaga..

Justin Bieber brushed the Argentinan flag off stage using his mic stand.
You can't take this kid anywhere! Now Justin Bieber 'mistreating' the Argentine flag..

New amazing information about black holes..

Evidence of bacterial life 3.5 mil years ago..


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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 …

The interesting tale of Joe Weller's sex prank line getting haunted

Joe Weller’s sex line prank video was seen by more than 2.5 million people when it was posted back in March.

It involved Joe trolling alleged sex workers over the phone – but some viewers spotted something creepy happening.
In the background, a piece of gym equipment with a handle begins to swing back and forward.

“It continues to swing in a way that if someone pushed it, it would have stopped,” he said in a recent video addressing the claims.