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2014's first case of the Mondays

MONDAY JANUARY 6 2014

I'm still trying to get used to writing '14 instead of the unlucky 13. That may take some time.. If you see the wrong year printed just let me know. But don't all years somehow blend together?
And now onto the news that matters..

Cold times: Newfoundland in massive blackout..

Searching for the Northern Lights in Alaska..

"Polar vortex" visiting the United States for a few days.. (but it will get warm by the weekend)

Canada getting hit by frost quakes..

Arctic owls seen in Florida!

The risk of a global super volcano eruption is greater than previously thought.. Yellowstone studied in depth..

60 MINUTES goes in depth on nature's ticking time bombs: Volcanoes..

A rite rises: Exorcists in the Catholic Church..

Remember big Bertha? She suddenly hit something under Seattle that halted the drilling machine. The 'mystery object' now turns out to be a tiny eight-inch pipe..

Motorola's big brother skin tattoo coming..

Noses and lips being cut, mass rape, and public rape; brutality against Afghan women is at a 'record level'..

Mutilated by a machete: The violence in the Central African Republic is getting worse.. and children are especially those feeling the horrors of war.. The story is very difficult to read. On Saturday night, I posted a link to a story regarding children being beheaded in the CAR on my personal Facebook page with the subtext: "While you were watching football." I got one comment and that was it. Zippo. We need to stop ignoring Africa.. Especially when tiny innocent children are being hunted like dogs ..

Scientists 'baffled' by white spots showing up on cows around Fukushima..

Duct tape being used on leaking Fukushima water tanks..


Large sinkhole shows up in UK..

Indonesia'a Sinabung volcano erupted 50 times on Saturday..

Merkel perkel: Pelvis smashed during skiing accident..

Ariel Sharon's body will continue to deteriorate, according to the hospital where it's at.. He has been in a deep coma since 2006.. He is now 85, and remains in a critical state..
Sharon will not improve without a 'miracle'..

A cold United States went to the movies this weekend.. they were not looking for scares, though.. FROZEN beat PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5..I never gave a January release of a horror film much promise.. although there was one gem from a decade ago that did very well in January, DARKNESS FALLS. But a fifth sequel is certainly not original enough to score..

Here is a very interesting story from SALON.COM about Ronald Reagan and his constantly chipper mood.. According to the SALON article, Reagan's optimism was shaped by Manly P. Hall, a famed occult thinker..

Facts about how much time people spend on social networks..

13 horror movies to watch on Netflix--while you still can..

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