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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..



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 …

A dog eat dog afterlife

I read a somewhat moving article on HUFF PARANORMAL about a man who lost his pet dog.. In death, he sought to find the animal’s spirit.. His method was to use a smoke bomb and camera.. The author of the article is sure that he saw the face of his beloved deceased pet on the foggy image..
Before you laugh and mock, there’s two things to note.. First off, science can explain so much. But there’s a cutoff when science stops.. At least at this point. Logic may say that this image is just smoke within smoke.. For for the believer when faith, it’s something more. And science by no means can explain even a morsel of faith., And secondly– perhaps this would be more for pet owners– who didn’t lose an animal and feel the presence of that same beloved pet after death? And even more, I have known a handful of people that claimed per visitation from an afterlife.. In my own circumstance, I fondly remember seeing my dog Newt walk by my door. It was after he died. I had a witness– he saw it but years l…