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More horrible news coming from the Philippines--progress seems to be non-existent after Haiyan

“My children are decomposing”This is a quote from Juvelyn Taniega as reported by CNN today.. She is in the Philippines  and because of the slowness of recovery, she is now forced to watch as the bodies of her children decompose in front of  her..
CNN reports it this way: Juvelyn Taniega tried to keep busy. She collected old dishes and cleaned them, crouching near where her home once stood and the place where she last saw her husband and six children alive. She’s found the bodies of three of her children, but three of them are still missing. In days, she said, no one has come to help. “My children are decomposing,” she said. There are many like her, looking in disbelief over miles of fields full of crushed wood and stone that once stood as houses, wondering if her missing loved ones are buried in them.I cannot even fathom the heartbreak and emotion of this.. I cannot even understand or grasp the suffering that so many are going through right now. Whether there is a god or not, there is c…

More horrible news coming from the Philippines--progress seems to be non-existent after Haiyan

“My children are decomposing”This is a quote from Juvelyn Taniega as reported by CNN today.. She is in the Philippines  and because of the slowness of recovery, she is now forced to watch as the bodies of her children decompose in front of  her..

Noory back in the saddle again

It's a strong down amnesia lane, but here you go..

One of the creepiest images I’ve ever seen. It’s George Noory and his producer Tommy at a L.A. ‘parade’ back in the spring of this year. All credit on the images go to BELLGAB.. with the departure of Art Bell and the return of George Noory on Bell’s Sirius XM channel 104, some Noory anger has built up among fans. They have re-examined these images of $nores and big Tommy. The ego .. the hairpiece.. the taped “coast to coast” paper on the side of the car. All tacky, and quite creepy. The only thing missing from these images are strange ‘ice cream man’ sounding tunes, or a foreboding piece of music from a horror movie. George Noory is coming for you. And will steal your soul since he lost his to Premiere executives.

Noory back in the saddle again

It's a strong down amnesia lane, but here you go..

The sexual mindwarp

UK INDEPENDENT article: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new film Don Jon is the story of a man whose porn habit has left him unable to relate to real women. He's not the only one The article focuses on men. Here’s a quote: The question is: does it matter? If we’re all getting our kicks and having a good time, what’s the problem? “It’s a disconnection from what’s really in front of you,” says Gordon-Levitt, who directed, wrote and stars in the film. “Rather than engaging with a unique individual and listening to what the other has to say, right at this moment, we put people in boxes with labels. We objectify each other.” But statistics also show that 70% of men in America are watching porn regularly (probably about as many as have the internet) and 1 in 3 women are..  I am curious if women are having the same re-wiring happening that men seem to be? The INDEPENDENT article is worth the read. I suppose after you’re done your two minutes on Porn Hub.

The sexual mindwarp

The #FreeArtBell roadblock: Art Bell

Just as the online campaign ferociously mounted further to free Art Bell from his non compete clause with Sirius radio, the talk show host stepped up the proverbial mic and asked his fans to "STOP!"

Bell posted this message tonight to the thousands of people tweeting messages to Sirius and posting images with the theme #FreeArtBell on websites and forums:
You all will never know how much I feel for you for what you are doing in trying to support me but I am going to ask you to stop. This will only make matters worse. Here is the bottom line, this is a job I took only because of my love of Radio, not for the money, heck 75K is not ever going to make me rich and if Sirius does not want me they sure will not take me because their Web Site is messed up, it will most likely just piss them off. That does not change the love I fell for all of you for trying. I still feel I was right in my decision to halt what I felt had no real way forward and would make the same decision again to…

A state of hell in the Philippines

“My children are decomposing”– This is a quote from Juvelyn Taniega as reported by CNN today.. She is in the Philippines  and because of the slowness of recovery, she is now forced to watch as the bodies of her children decompose in front of  her..
CNN reports it this way: Juvelyn Taniega tried to keep busy. She collected old dishes and cleaned them, crouching near where her home once stood and the place where she last saw her husband and six children alive. She’s found the bodies of three of her children, but three of them are still missing. In days, she said, no one has come to help. “My children are decomposing,” she said. There are many like her, looking in disbelief over miles of fields full of crushed wood and stone that once stood as houses, wondering if her missing loved ones are buried in them.I cannot even fathom the heartbreak and emotion of this.. I cannot even understand or grasp the suffering that so many are going through right now. Whether there is a god or not, there is c…

A state of hell in the Philippines

“My children are decomposing”– This is a quote from Juvelyn Taniega as reported by CNN today.. She is in the Philippines  and because of the slowness of recovery, she is now forced to watch as the bodies of her children decompose in front of  her..

Something out of nothing, and the Toronto mayor for free: The Freaky Friday update

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 2013

My paternal grandmother died in 1997. I dreamed of her often, but she herself was never present in a dream.. only her empty house and vacant garden. A few weeks ago, for the first time, I dreamed of her and she was there--hugging me and telling me she loved me. When I asked her if there was a God, I woke up from the slumber without ever hearing an answer.. Last night, my sister (who also never had a dream she was in) had a night vision of our grandmother. . this time she was at an outdoor cafe in New York City. My sister knew it was her because she saw her red fingernails on a hand clenching a menu.
Maybe this is the Catholic guilt within me, but the first thing I wondered "was she released from Purgatory." Once I snapped from my age old grade school fears of sin, I then wondered.. why now? Why these visions? Why did she hug me and where was she for so much time? And why, why the HELL, did I wake up before hearing an answer as to whether or not there w…

Something out of nothing, and the Toronto mayor for free: The Freaky Friday update

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 2013

My paternal grandmother died in 1997. I dreamed of her often, but she herself was never present in a dream.. only her empty house and vacant garden. A few weeks ago, for the first time, I dreamed of her and she was there--hugging me and telling me she loved me. When I asked her if there was a God, I woke up from the slumber without ever hearing an answer.. Last night, my sister (who also never had a dream she was in) had a night vision of our grandmother. . this time she was at an outdoor cafe in New York City. My sister knew it was her because she saw her red fingernails on a hand clenching a menu.
Maybe this is the Catholic guilt within me, but the first thing I wondered "was she released from Purgatory." Once I snapped from my age old grade school fears of sin, I then wondered.. why now? Why these visions? Why did she hug me and where was she for so much time? And why, why the HELL, did I wake up before hearing an answer as to whether or not there…

The #FreeArtBell campaign continues, now with music included

There have been no public developments in the campaign to have Sirius XM void the non compete clause that Art Bell signed with them, but it has not stopped the internet campaign to free Bell from the terms. And now Art Bell himself is joining the call!

For days, Twitter has exploded with the hashtag #FreeArtBell. It's meaning is simple: Campaign to have Sirius XM void the non compete and permit Art Bell to become an independent broadcaster and stream his own program on his own terms through his own website.

There has been speculation as to the exact terms of what the non compete clause says, but no one but a few have actually seen the minutia of the agreement. The HORROR REPORT spoke to an attorney familiar with the situation--the attorney who is advising Art Bell. The lawyer, who the HORROR REPORT will remain nameless at this time, has thirty years of experience and graduated from Notre Dame Law School. He has gained skills in contract law, and did work with employment law througho…

Newsthirsty Thursday.. Is Andy Kaufman still alive!?

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 2013

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…

Newsthirsty Thursday.. Is Andy Kaufman still alive!?

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 2013

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

#FREEARTBELL campaign explodes; Legal representation advises Art Bell

Art Bell existed at night for decades--and his loyal squadron  of fans now does, too..
The BELLGAB message board was set on proverbial fire last night when a user, named "Surmo," issued a statement on the website concerning Art Bell's legal approach to fighting his non compete with Sirius XM. Surmo wrote, in full:
On behalf of Art Bell, I am issuing a statement to the participants of BellGab, the fans of Art Bell, and even Art's enemies.A number of days ago Art and I made contact in regard to his legal issues involving Sirius XM, and now Premiere Radio and Coast to Coast. Art's desire is to return to the air as soon as possible, and he wanted me to investigate his legal options. Art instructed me to look into each and every option, and by that he meant every option, after which he will decide which avenue to select to return to the airways. Every option is on the table, but the preference is for a quick return in a format that Art prefers.Art Bell is not a busin…

For George the Bell tolls: Art Bell taking legal steps to fight non compete clause as he unleashes on Coast host Noory

There may be a non compete to stop Art Bell from broadcasting...
...but it sure isn't stopping him from speaking his true feelings on George Noory.. Art Bell spoke to Michael Vandeven on GABCAST last night, and now today is following up with some harder core comments regarding his departure from Sirius XM and George Noory..
Bell posted this message tonight on Bellgab, in full: Yes, it is not a fight I want, but it is one I WILL have.I have asked to be released from the NC and got a no first time around, now I have asked again and taken steps with Legal help. We shall see what develops. As for thinking George is a nice guy, those days are long gone.He should feel the sharp knife of hypocrisy stab him every night when he "thanks me", I told him what a piece of crap he was after he put Oates on in language that would make most Sirius/XM Hosts blush, still he does it either because he has been told to do it or he really woves me, I prefer the former.

For George the Bell tolls: Art Bell taking legal steps to fight non compete clause as he unleashes on Coast host Noory

There may be a non compete to stop Art Bell from broadcasting...
...but it sure isn't stopping him from speaking his true feelings on George Noory..

Hope in the high desert

BELLGAB creator Michael Vandeven got an exclusive tonight on his weekly 'Gabcast' podcast: Art Bell himself called in to speak candidly about his rapid departure from Sirius Xm..

There will no doubt be an audio link at some point this evening, but until then here are some points mentioned:


Bell Said that he is exploring his legal options, attempting to discern whether his noncompete clause only would prevent him from competing directly in the timeslot he formerly was in, and if it would permit him to stream his own program through Art Bell.com Art Bell said he is also weighing his options concerning fighting the noncompete--But he did say that the terms of the noncompete clause would keep him from terrestrial radio, Internet radio, and podcasting..


Bell Said that he listened to the first few minutes of Coast to Coast a.m. with George Noory last night, and laughed when he heard Noory wonder aloud if rain in Hawaii came from the typhoon in the Philippines


Bill did not go into speci…

Hope in the high desert

BELLGAB creator Michael Vandeven got an exclusive tonight on his weekly 'Gabcast' podcast: Art Bell himself called in to speak candidly about his rapid departure from Sirius Xm..

There will no doubt be an audio link at some point this evening, but until then here are some points mentioned:


Bell Said that he is exploring his legal options, attempting to discern whether his noncompete clause only would prevent him from competing directly in the timeslot he formerly was in, and if it would permit him to stream his own program through Art Bell.com Art Bell said he is also weighing his options concerning fighting the noncompete--But he did say that the terms of the noncompete clause would keep him from terrestrial radio, Internet radio, and podcasting..


Bell Said that he listened to the first few minutes of Coast to Coast a.m. with George Noory last night, and laughed when he heard Noory wonder aloud if rain in Hawaii came from the typhoon in the Philippines


Bill did not go into spec…

Art Bell breaks silence on Noory retuning to Sirius XM

Full text is as follows from his latest post on Bellgab this afternoon
First of all my sincere congrats to Premiere Radio, they made the right move. Business is War
and I would have done the same exact thing, and did in my day.
Second, given the same circumstances I would make the same decision again today about Dark
Matter. There is much you do not know and I will not talk about because it was given in confidence
and I am kind of old school so I will not talk about those things even though it would help you to
understand my decision.
Third, I would love it if Sirius/XM would waive my NC but they said no and even though I could run
out and get a Lawyer and perhaps win back my freedom I will most likely not do that. If I were ten
Years younger it might be a different story, I will say this, It seems crazy as hell to me that we offered
exactly what Premiere ended up taking. Now Sirius/XM has a show that will be mostly commercials and
seems much less a good fit than Dark Matter with a Host who thi…

Art Bell breaks silence on Noory retuning to Sirius XM

Full text is as follows from his latest post on Bellgab this afternoon
First of all my sincere congrats to Premiere Radio, they made the right move. Business is War
and I would have done the same exact thing, and did in my day.
Second, given the same circumstances I would make the same decision again today about Dark
Matter. There is much you do not know and I will not talk about because it was given in confidence
and I am kind of old school so I will not talk about those things even though it would help you to
understand my decision.
Third, I would love it if Sirius/XM would waive my NC but they said no and even though I could run
out and get a Lawyer and perhaps win back my freedom I will most likely not do that. If I were ten
Years younger it might be a different story, I will say this, It seems crazy as hell to me that we offered
exactly what Premiere ended up taking. Now Sirius/XM has a show that will be mostly commercials and
seems much less a good fit than Dark Matter with a Host who thi…

Tuesday terrors

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 2013

A sampling of news from around the world.. For better or worse (You know what it normally is)



For those who did not listen last night, it was an amazing and important Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, titled "Camp for the useless Eaters" .. I really recommend you give it a listen..


I was moved to true emotion and sadness this morning looking at some images from the Philippines. I saw a photo, which I will not share due to the graphic nature, of a father holding his toddler in his arms.. he was weeping. She was dead.. he was taking her to the morgue. She was the victim of this tremendous disaster that will be the storm for the record books.. I cannot fathom the thoughts of what happened here.. I also cannot explain how angry I am at American media for their selfish attitude regarding news. They cover politics as though it matters.. they feed us trivial garbage, a steady diet of nonsense that spews from their talking head mouths. I dislike them not for who th…

Tuesday terrors

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 2013

A sampling of news from around the world.. For better or worse (You know what it normally is)

The late shift wars, radio version

And you thought the Leno vs Letterman duel in the 1990s was exciting!

On October 31, George Noory, using the popular message board BELLGAB.COM, changed his avatar to a crown..
People thought he was proclaiming himself the king of paranormal radio. Instead, it may have been a hidden message that, only last night, was revealed to the world..

When Art Bell quit DARK MATTER on Sirius XM 104, he said it was because of the timeouts and other user related problems. A week ago, he even proposed a solution: Stream through Artbell.com, become an independent broadcaster, take no salary from Sirius, but still be exclusive to them.. Though he, his producer Paul Bowman, and webmaster Keith Rowland, all said that Sirius was considering the deal, the suits in D.C. never responded to the request.

Last night, the first night that Art Bell's DARK MATTER had officially ended, Sirius XM replaced his program with Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.

As expected, message boards across the internet woke up wi…

The late shift wars, radio version

And you thought the Leno vs Letterman duel in the 1990s was exciting!

On October 31, George Noory, using the popular message board BELLGAB.COM, changed his avatar to a crown..
People thought he was proclaiming himself the king of paranormal radio. Instead, it may have been a hidden message that, only last night, was revealed to the world..

How to properly quit Sirius XM radio: Don't sign up at all..

Art Bell was taken off INDIE 104. All of his shows for download have been deleted... with it all being over, I decided to end my Sirius XM Service.

If only it was just that easy..


First off.. I promised myself years ago to never sign up for satellite radio--then Art decided to host and I broke my terrestrial radio self-commandment.

After spending over a half hour on the phone, fighting about hidden fees and little early cancellation costs, I will command myself again: NEVER SIGN UP FOR PAY RADIO. I get that companies want to make money.. and I understand I am canceling before my 'one year of service.' And now they know that they have one of the worst companies ever--at least in terms of canceling service--that I have ever dealt with...

Here is the kicker that put me over the edge.. I was asked for an explanation on why I was quitting. I explained the obvious, very calm... The nice woman from somewhere on this planet asked if she wanted me to find shows similar to Dark Matter if it…

VETERANS DAY morning headlines

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 2013

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 wh…

VETERANS DAY morning headlines

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 2013

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..

292 PAGES TOO MUCH: ART BELL SHOWS HIS FRUSTRATION WITH SIRIUS XM EXECS ON BELLGAB

Ever since Art Bell quit DARK MATTER on Sirius XM, fans on Bellgab.com have taken to the popular message board to express their frustration with the sudden move.. 

Tonight, Bell expressed some frustration back..

After hundreds of pages of the thread, the now former radio show host wrote this in a response to someone asking him for information:
Thanks for asking, I am fine. Nothing much to say that I have not already said but good evening! However I will repeat, people here have no idea the intense talks that were going on from about 3 days after the show started about the stream drops, I do understand however how it seemed abrupt to the listener. Also, the deal we tried to make on Wed, two days after the show stopped was a very good one and after saying they took it very seriously they stopped communicating. I will say again, I think something else is going on. For those above who listened and did not like the show anyway, it should not even be a issue worth talking about unless yo…