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VETERANS DAY morning headlines


The photo pictured here is an AP image from Jim Weber of 83-year-old Jim Brown, a veteran who served in both Vietnam and Korea.. That is what today means: Pride, honor, and service..

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed today Armistice Day. After a few more 'wars to end all wars,' Congress changed Armistice to Veterans Day in 1954.. Since then, every November 11, we have stopped to memorialize veterans who are still living..

There is also some confusion, though, as many today have vigils and ceremonies for the dead .. however today is the day to thank and honor the living.
Thank you Veterans for service.. thank you for your sacrifice.. There is so much gratitude owed to you, it can never be completely fulfilled. The world is a better place because of your actions, and the United States is a better nation because of your honor..

The Veterans Day (and more) news roundup is as follows..

Veterans Day: Honor

On this Veterans Day, the New York TIMES examines those who were discharged “under conditions other than honorable” and so do not qualify as veterans under federal law.

Sexual assaults in the military up 48%..

The Philippines turns into hell on earth.. Some reports have said that the survivors of Haiyan have been said to be walking like zombies across the destroyed landscape, in search of food.. even more, food water, and medical supplies are dangerously short.

Reports claim that the destruction in the Philippines from Haiyan is 'absolute bedlam'.. Red Cross workers are describing the horrendous scene on the ground that they are seeing.. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced and one town of 40,000 people is called Guiuan is said to be largely destroyed.. Even more alarming, the BBC reports that the city of Baco n the Oriental Mindoro province is 80% under water.. that town has 35,000 people in it. I believe with numbers as harrowing as that, the death toll may rise substantially higher than 10,000..
We do know this: Body bags being rushed in.

There are some attempts for rescue victims from the storm still taking place.. Fear and starvation in the Philippines as food mobs are already attacking aid trucks..

The troubling situation with Haiyan is not over. There is Midweek trouble brewing for the Philppines as a new tropical system gets organized..

An expert debunks YouTube video that purports a microwave beam made Haiyan stronger.. It was none other than "Dutch Sinse" .. and he took to Facebook to defend his accusation of a manmade weather system..
Here is the Dutchsinse video in question..

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Remember to keep nothing unholy or holy on the non Sabbath day: Mega churches popping up throughout the nation to celebrate nothing? "Atheist mega churches" all over..

When you're downtown!!!! Seattle network spies on everyone..

Pope Francis embraces man who is severely disfigured.. The image is touching, and it's being shown throughout the world today.. The man suffers from neurofibromatosis, which causes tumors and pain.. Pope Francis showing the world what it means to be a true religious leader..

Secretary of State John Kerry expresses doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone!
VIDEO OF NBC INTERVIEW .. Some fascinating questioning by Tom Brokaw and even more fascinating answers from Kerry...

Dallas nurse Phyllis Hall held President John F Kennedy's shattered head as staff tried to resuscitate him and also treated 'attention seeker' Jack Ruby.. and the mystery bullet in JFK's head..

WASHINGTON POST: Presidents of the United States are gradually becoming more narcissistic

The Grand Canyon to be flooded for five days to create beaches for campers and remove sediment..

The satellite fell. And no damage occurred.

The US Postal Service will deliver Amazon packages on Sundays..

Bieber really has a fever: He gets kicked out of his hotel and now contracts food poisoning! Well he makes us sick so it's that fateful Karma that made this happen, too..

Smoke em if you get em: Miley Cyrus lights up a joint on stage.. Or cigarette.. Well she was in Amsterdam..

MORE MILEY: She covers herself in metallic silver.

THOR surprises: THE DARK WORLD hammers the box office and gets more than expected ..

A study concludes that today's PG-13 movies are more violent than the 1980s' R rated flicks..
Gun violence in movies surges..



Intrigue in China: Where is Fan Bingbing

From CNN:

Fan Bingbing, one of China's highest-paid and most bankable stars, has appeared in both Chinese and Western films, including the multimillion-dollar X-Men franchise. Across the country, her face once adorned thousands of advertisements, her star power used to sell a galaxy of luxury brands, from Cartier to Louis Vuitton. She was a regular sight at major award shows and fashion ceremonies. In 2015, Time Magazine named her China's "most famous actress."  But the film star hasn't been seen in public since early June, when, according to a post on her verified social-media account, she went to visit a children's hospital in Tibet. In an article by state media Securities Daily on September 6, which was later deleted, the publication said Fan had been brought "under control and about to receive legal judgment." No official statement has been made as to Fan's whereabouts, or any potential criminal charges against the actress.  However, in a country …

Mulder and Scully still have the sunspot case

The internet firestorm over the sudden closure of the Sunspot Solar Observatory went worldwide within the last 10 days..

As of yesterday, there was finally an official statement of some form as to why. But the statement is not going to end the rampant speculation -- these types of events get their fodder from "official statements" that fail to answer directly reasons why events occurred.The group that manages the Facebook page for the New Mexico facility say they are cooperating with on an ongoing criminal investigation..The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy said "we became concerned that a suspect in the investigational potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility and ceased science activities at this location."AURA said it was their decision to vacate...
The sheriff in town offers a different opinion, of course.. initially when the facility closed Benny House told …

It appears that Sunspot solar observatory and nearby post office was shut down because a janitor had child porn images

This is what KTSM is reporting: New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography.The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at the observatory and a source within the building observed a computer with "not good" images on it, the warrant states.An investigation by the FBI revealed that a janitor is the main suspect in the search, however he has not been charged with a crime even though his name in on the warrant.The warrant states the suspect would use the observatory Wifi and a personal laptop to download the child pornography. X X X X So that is now officially the official story. We are told. Of course people online are questing the veracity of the stated series of events and how a janitor, who it took days to track down for having images of child porn, is the reason that an entire observatory…