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MULTIPLE SOURCES REPORTING THAT THE DEATH TOLL IN THE PHILIPPINES MAY CROSS THE 10,000 MARK .. ANOTHER STORM IS FORMING..
MULTIPLE SOURCES REPORTING THAT THE DEATH TOLL IN THE PHILIPPINES MAY CROSS THE 10,000 MARK .. ANOTHER STORM IS FORMING..

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

A folk song by Gordon Lightfoot dramatized in words and music the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior.. This is the anniversary weekend of the disaster..

The haunting words of the Lightfoot song captured the emotion of the tragic event..

On November 10, 1975, Lake Superior was hit with a storm that created ocean-like waves in the water body.  The Edmund Fitzgerald was traveling in the storm when the captain suddenly had difficulty with taking too much water.  The people who died on the ship were crew of the ship, along with a Maritime Academy cadet..  The youngest was 21, the oldest was 63.. You can find more on the ship and the sinking here..

Lightfoot considers his song about the disaster his finest work.
The HORROR REPORT agrees..




A checkered past

An evening checkers game with Ayden in freezing weather.. But we have warm hearts..

A checkered past

An evening checkers game with Ayden in freezing weather.. But we have warm hearts..
Days end too soon this time of year.. Happy Saturday night. Be safe out there..


Days end too soon this time of year.. Happy Saturday night. Be safe out there..


Haiyan horror: Philippine death toll rising

CNN had a broadcast including some amazing storm chaser footage from the Philippines as Haiyan struck..



Another video shows more footage of the scene, and how many places will remain uninhabitable for 'months'  

Remember, this storm is not done destroying yet. It's moving to Vietnam where there are already intense evacuations taking place before the hell approaches..

Saturday morning's main event: A news update

Saturday morning's main event: A news update

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 2013

The leaky spout of news never stops.. Even on Saturday mornings..

A disturbing CNN news alert from the Philippines

This is just the beginning of what will be a horrific death toll in the wake of Superstorm Haiyan.. CNN reports this late tonight: More than 100 people were killed in a Philippine city that took the brunt of Super Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said.

That death toll in Tacloban was the first significant casualty report in a day when authorities began surveying the devastation of a typhoon described as perhaps the strongest storm to make landfall in recorded history, with 195 mph winds and gusts of 235 mph.


Even more, there are reportedly more than just these hundreds bodies on the streets of Tacloban..

Other areas just off due to power failures will most likely have the same grim results..

The Philippine Coast Guard says 3,398 people stranded sea on multiple watercraft--another part will be harrowing rescues, often with success, and failure..

The storm is now onto Vietnam...

THOR set to rule box office this weekend

Here are the theater counts for this weekend's box office..

THOR: THE DARK WORLD, 3841 THEATERS..
LAST VEGAS adds 17 more ..
ABOUT TIME adds another 1025..
12 YEARS A SLAVE up 734 more..

FREE BIRDS AND ENDERS GAMES stays the same..

Competition is rough.. but with THOR being released on almost 4,000 screens--and being the only film with a wide release this week, it's a shoe-in for victory in the money game..

Reviews for THOR have been less than superb, though, with CNN saying it's far from being a great superhero movie, WIRED pointing out some imperfections,  and the ATLANTIC says it has lightweight charm..

But even with all that , THOR raked in $7.1 mil with early showings Thursday night, according to DISNEY..
The question really is: Does it have staying power to last two weeks?

Art Bell issues a statement regarding the deafening silence coming from Sirius XM on his demands

This website has been following the exit of Art Bell from Dark Matter for days, and his latest post tonight on BELLGAB.com does not show much promise for those hoping he will return to the airwaves under his conditions



.. He writes in full
Ok today again we heard nothing from Sirius. It is strange that we get no communication at all.

Just so you know, not any of this was done on the fly, before leaving on Monday I consulted with Paul
and Bob Crane my sponsor and they both agreed it was the right course of action.

On Wed we proposed becoming a Independent Broadcaster, which as with others at Sirius/XM would
have meant we could stream ourself, that was the goal. They said they were activley considering it and
we have not heard from them since. I told them I was willing to be on air the next day.

I wish I had more to report but for now that is it as of the close of business Friday on the East Coast.

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..
For the record and future resource, the WALL STREET JOURNAL kept a running live blog, including photographs, from the Philippines.. 
And whil…

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..

Freaky Friday: All the news and not a drop to drink

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8 2013
It has been a long and winding week.. winding down now .. Fridays come so sudden, though.. It seems that the weekly process of wishing away Monday makes life quickly slip into a fast-motion experience, with the bad flying by but the good also vanishing just as much.. And before you know it? Thanksgiving will have come and gone.. Christmas, too.. It's all so rushed. So fast. So scary. And with that, it's on to the scary news of the day, the moment, the hour.. all unfit to print, and presented in HTML, beamed across the landscape via an internet connection, and landing onto your computer screen, or handheld device, with rapid fire motion.. Read the headlines and weep.


Freaky Friday: All the news and not a drop to drink

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8 2013
It has been a long and winding week.. winding down now .. Fridays come so sudden, though.. It seems that the weekly process of wishing away Monday makes life quickly slip into a fast-motion experience, with the bad flying by but the good also vanishing just as much.. And before you know it? Thanksgiving will have come and gone.. Christmas, too.. It's all so rushed. So fast. So scary. And with that, it's on to the scary news of the day, the moment, the hour.. all unfit to print, and presented in HTML, beamed across the landscape via an internet connection, and landing onto your computer screen, or handheld device, with rapid fire motion.. Read the headlines and weep.

Haiyan destroys

There are some late breaking dispatches coming from the Philippine islands concerning the massive super typhoon Haiyan..

Unfortunately, not much concrete information will be known for several more hours--the extent of the loss of communications is very severe with this impressive storm..Media reports and experts have warned to be prepared to a dramatic loss of life, upwards of the thousands.. Grim numbers are sure to come out, but that is after the storm passes and a full accounting can be taken of just how bad Haiyan was..

We do have some information coming through the wire services late tonight, however; those reports may shine some light onto the human struggles taking place as you read this..

REUTERS is reporting that  millions have attempted to flee the storm.. the storm was carving a path through popular holiday destinations for tourists..  When the storm made landfall, we are told, it carried with it 195 mph winds--Jeff Masters from WEATHER UNDERGROUND said this wind speed during …

Haiyan destroys

There are some late breaking dispatches coming from the Philippine islands concerning the massive super typhoon Haiyan..

ART BELL: "As of yet no word"

The talk show host, who has left his program DARK MATTER only to request Sirius allow him to offer a free stream from ARTBELL.COM, says he did not yet hear back from the satellite company with an answer..
His comments were on BELLGAB.COM tonight..
Bell's statement in full is as follows:
Good evening everybody,
 I wish I had some news but I have nothing to report. We have had no communication at all fromanybody at Sirius/XM. It was Monday I went off and on Wed we proposed that we act as a Independent Broadcaster as many other Host's do on Sirius/XM which simply means we get nopay and are then able to stream or even be on Broadcast stations at the same time. However wesaid we would be exclusivly on Sirius/XM and only stream. They said they would activly consider theproposal and they may well, be but as of yet no word. It is a shame because it woulkd have been abig hit in my opinion. I will keep you informed of any change.
                                                              …

This is very troubling news...

"Imminent destruction" feared as superstorm Haiyan makes it way to the Philippines.. 



The latest on the storm can be found from the following resources:
THE LATEST NEWS
THE LATEST FROM THE WEATHER CHANNEL
ACCUWEATHER

LATEST SATELLITE IMAGES
ASIA SATELLITE

Prayers for the Philippines islands.. This is going to be a monumentally bad storm..


This is very troubling news...

Typhoon Haiyan the strongest ever on earth?

This is one to watch. If you are the praying type, now's the time to do that for your fellow human in the Philippine islands..




Typhoon Haiyan the strongest ever on earth?

This is one to watch. If you are the praying type, now's the time to do that for your fellow human in the Philippine islands..




The Art Bell mystery: Will Sirius take the deal?

Will he return?
Will Sirius XM take the deal?
Will a non compete clause be violated?

Staying tuned to artbell.com

But a hint may be developing on the Sirius channel 104 schedule itself..it currently reads like this..
Friday Midnight – 2:00 am Art Bell's Dark Matter
6:00 am – 9:00 am StandUP with Pete Dominick
9:00 am – 11:00 am The Fran Tarkenton Show
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Bleacher Report Radio
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Covino & Rich Show
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rotten Tomatoes Radio
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss
10:00 pm – Saturday Midnight Art Bell's Dark Matter
Sunday 11/10
Saturday Midnight – 2:00 am Art Bell's Dark Matter
6:00 am – 9:00 am StandUP with Pete Dominick
9:00 am – 10:00 am The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Jay Thomas Show
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm NFL Game: St. Louis Rams @ Indianapolis Colts
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Covino & Rich Show
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss
6:00 pm – 9:00 …

The Art Bell mystery: Will Sirius take the deal?

Will he return?
Will Sirius XM take the deal?
Will a non compete clause be violated?

Staying tuned to artbell.com

But a hint may be developing on the Sirius channel 104 schedule itself..it currently reads like this..
Friday Midnight – 2:00 am Art Bell's Dark Matter
6:00 am – 9:00 am StandUP with Pete Dominick
9:00 am – 11:00 am The Fran Tarkenton Show
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Bleacher Report Radio
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Covino & Rich Show
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rotten Tomatoes Radio
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss
10:00 pm – Saturday Midnight Art Bell's Dark Matter
Sunday 11/10
Saturday Midnight – 2:00 am Art Bell's Dark Matter
6:00 am – 9:00 am StandUP with Pete Dominick
9:00 am – 10:00 am The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Jay Thomas Show
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm NFL Game: St. Louis Rams @ Indianapolis Colts
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Covino & Rich Show
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss
6:00 pm – 9:00 …

A very troubling situation developing in the Philippines

A massive typhoon is going to strike the Philippine islands... And what makes Haiyan even more disturbing, authorities are foreseeing and actually expecting a 'significant loss of life' from the storm.. Super typhoon Haiyan had wind speeds of up to 170 mph and was rated as a category-five storm early Thursday..

This is one of the strongest storm--ever..




A very troubling situation developing in the Philippines

A massive typhoon is going to strike the Philippine islands... And what makes Haiyan even more disturbing, authorities are foreseeing and actually expecting a 'significant loss of life' from the storm.. Super typhoon Haiyan had wind speeds of up to 170 mph and was rated as a category-five storm early Thursday..

This is one of the strongest storm--ever..




Another day, another meteor sighting

This time the area was Southern California..there have been multiple reports from Hollywood and San Diego county of substantially large fireballs in the night sky over the last twelve hours..

There are some promising possibilities coming for those who watch the sky to see more of these events over the next week..

Comet Ison is on the way.
Fireballs are all around us..

Lets hope they stay up there and not down here..



Another day, another meteor sighting

This time the area was Southern California..there have been multiple reports from Hollywood and San Diego county of substantially large fireballs in the night sky over the last twelve hours..

There are some promising possibilities coming for those who watch the sky to see more of these events over the next week..

Comet Ison is on the way.
Fireballs are all around us..

Lets hope they stay up there and not down here..



News thirsty Thursday

ART BELL IN TALKS WITH SIRIUS RADIO TO BECOME 'INDEPENDENT BROADCASTER'

Art Bell, who after just six weeks of DARK MATTER, abruptly quit, announced late night that he is in talks with Sirius XM to once again return to the airwaves..
According to Bell's post on the (WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY) famed BELLGAB.COM, the talk show host desires to become an 'independent broadcaster' with Sirius as the vehicle.

This is Bell's statement in full regarding the latest developments:
 I almost hate to see this thread wind down, in life you almost never get to see such unmitigated hateaccross your screen. Long ago because of fast blast I learned to ignore it. When you do a show and have aguest people think they hate you will see "dump this ass hole and go to open lines" and a lot more just like it and much worse, in the end you have to do what you think is right and act on it. For the most partby the end of the show you are getting messages like"best show I've ever heard". Once in a while youdo have to "dump the asshole" but if y…

ART BELL IN TALKS WITH SIRIUS RADIO TO BECOME 'INDEPENDENT BROADCASTER'

Art Bell, who after just six weeks of DARK MATTER, abruptly quit, announced late night that he is in talks with Sirius XM to once again return to the airwaves..

BLOCK-BUSTED

Blockbuster is going to be a faded memory of a generation past.. very soon.
This coming January, the store plans on closing its remaining 300 retail operations still existent. And it doesn't stop there..

The video rental company that will soon be gone also said that by mid-December, its mail-in program will also end.
Watch em while you got em?
Be kind and rewind?

A few years ago, HOLLYWOOD VIDEO was met with the same fate..
Blockbuster attempted to reinvent itself and fashion a store more suitable for the 21st century--less personnel costs, less actual locations, and more rental kiosks and mailings..
It failed.

This is what USA TODAY reports in its latest dispatches on the end of Blockbuster:
Dish said it will retain licensing rights to the Blockbuster brand and its vast video library. Dish said it will focus on expanding its Blockbuster @Home business, a streaming service available to Dish pay-TV customers. Blockbuster On Demand, the company's streaming service for the general public, …