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A case of the Mondays

MONDAY JANUARY 20 2014, MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY


I was reading about Marin Luther King Jr's words last night--not his famed speeches, but instead what he said about the Kennedys. There are newly discovered audiotapes King didn't credit the Kennedys help completely with getting him out of jail before the 1960 presidential election. JOhn and Robert did work behind the scenes to help Dr. King be released..

Ukraine protesters fill the streets..

New terror threats in Sochi..
Video released threatens Olympics terror..

Another strong quake rattles New Zealand..


ARCADE FIRE, PEARL JAM, AND SNOOP DOGG rock crowds in UK..

Disgusting: Investigation reveals massive on-line child abuse in the Philippines..

Sick: Mother charged with killing her children.. the toddlers were stabbed to death and the defense appears to say she was trying to perform an 'exoricsm.'


Is our sun falling asleep? The BBC asks that, and quotes a solar physicist of 30 years who says he never saw anything like what the sun is currently doing. Could there be a frost fair again on the Thames, as happened the last time the sun fell asleep during the 17th Century?


This is the difference one year makes. That is snow cover in the 2013 image. Notice nothing in '14? Same date? There is a big drought in California and apparently it's getting worse. Officials are going back to water rules from the 1970s and a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Jerry Brown..

Hackers get and release secret Walmart documents.. They don't show anything we didn't already know: An attempt to chill efforts on the part of workers to organize within the stores.. Read the documents..

Now states are considering using firing squads to kill prisoners sentenced to death.. lethal injection drugs shortage is being blamed. I have opined previously about the death penalty.. at this point, I really have nothing further to say..


Muddying the Martian Waters: The rock that suddenly appeared in front of the Mars rover is like no rock ever seen before on the red planet.. Baffled scientists realize that the rover never ever drove over that spot before.. One scientist was quoted in the UK INDEPENDENT saying, "I don't know what any of this means. We're completely confused, and everyone in the team is arguing and fighting"

A profile of Jack Carry, the head of the Paranormal Intelligence Agency..


Pink stars are falling: More fireballs over Puerto Rico..
Booms and bright flashes in Kentucky..
Video: Meteor spooted in Germany..

David John Oates has released his own reverse speech app. Something tells me Art Bell will NOT download it..

Video: What is this over SAN DIEGO?

Billy Crystral will be the final Jay Leno TONIGHT guest..

Jimmy Fallon already announces his first TONIGHT SHOW guests: Will Smith and U2.. I think the show will be highly rated for a bit. I think that eventually people will move over to Jimmy Kimmel. I just don't think Fallon has what it takes to engage a national audience like Leno did--and watching modern 'comedians' makes me realize just how unfunny they all are..

The 'polar vortex' is coming back. But not really. It will not be as cold as it was earlier this month. And I am really tired of news agencies scaring the long Johns off of everyone. This is winter.. it will be cold. It will snow. You hear that all the time. You want cold? Go back to 1994 in the Northeast when it was so cold, businesses and schools shut down.. People literally could not walk outside. I was 14 during the great American Cold Wave of 1994 and fondly remember it.. being off school was cool--adults had it worse than me at the time. But when you compare THAT winter to this one? I don't even want to hear people talking about the polar vortex. It's already the most overused weather expression of the year.. How about start telling people, "Well, WINTER is still here." In the summer when temps reach 100 or more, what fancy term will we come up with to scare the hell out of everyone?

1994.. when cold waves were king.


Have a good winter day, everyone.

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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…

THE UNLUCK OF THE IRISH: TROPICAL STORM MAY HIT IRELAND!!

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…