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A case of the Mondays


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..


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.



Paging Paige: Done at the WWE


PWInsider reports that Paige was told at this past Monday’s RAW that she will not be able to return to the ring. It was noted that she is “done” as a wrestler, and that the situation is similar to Edge’s retirement in 2011 due to a neck injury…

Paige had just returned to WWE in late November after a seventeen month absence due to a neck injury she suffered in June of 2016. During her absence she suffered two Wellness policy suspensions.

Paige was injured during a house show at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 27 during a six-woman tag match. She was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks and struggled to get back to her feet after the bump.


The fake missile warning in Hawaii was scary for residents of that state .. 38 minutes of hell.

Scary for America more may be what ELIANA JOHNSON writes in POLITICO: A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday, frantically phoning agencies to determine a response and triggering worries about their preparedness almost a year into the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s Cabinet has yet to test formal plans for how to respond to a domestic missile attack, according to a senior administration official. John Kelly, while serving as Secretary of Homeland Security through last July, planned to conduct the exercise. But he left his post to become White House chief of staff before it was conducted, and acting secretary Elaine Duke never carried it out. The Old Cold War guard is gone. The newcomers can issue threats but appear to be unaware on how to act on them.. “The U.S. government hasn’t tested these plans in 30 years,” said the senior a…

There is water on Mars. There is not water on Mars. There is water on Mars.

A cross-section of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The scene is about 550 yards wide. The scarp drops about 140 yards from the level ground in the upper third of the image.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGS

This could be a game changer–and quite the about face since the past several months of news gathered have reinforced the notion that no water at all existed..

As reported in the journal Science (paywall), the water was found in both the north and south of Mars, at latitudes equivalent to South America and Scotland. The exposed areas were found on scarps as steep as 55 degrees. Based on the absence of craters in the regions, scientists believe that the features formed relatively recently.

“The discovery reported today gives us surprising windows where we can see right into these thick underground sheets of ice,” study co-author Shane Byrne of the University of…

FCC won’t let Trump’s shithole be

The FCC received complaints after NBC and CNN used the word “s—hole” in their coverage of the controversy over comments President Donald Trump reportedly made to lawmakers during a meeting about immigration.

An FCC spokesman said they received a “handful” of comments, but did not have an exact figure yet. The agency does not monitor programming, but reviews each complaint to decide whether to take any type of action.

CNN featured the term on its chyron, and it was also repeated on air multiple times. But the FCC’s jurisdiction over indecency and profanity does not cover cable and satellite programming.x

The word was used once on “NBC Nightly News,” but anchor Lester Holt issued a viewer warning in advance. CBS and ABC chose not to use the word.

The FCC considers a number of factors in whether to act on a complaint, including “context,” and that in the past has included whether it has been a part of news programming. Broadcasters are confident that they would be exempt for using the term i…



Not only that, but warnings buzzed on TVs.. radios.. the horrid screeching noise when an emergency alert sounds.. 

CNN reports,

Jocelyn Azbell had just woken up in her Maui hotel Saturday when she was hurried into the hotel's basement to take shelter from an incoming ballistic missile.
"You're thinking, 'Oh my gosh, are we going to die? Is it really a missile (headed) our way, or is it just a test?'" the 24-year-old told CNN. "We really didn't know."
Minutes before, she'd received an ominous alert on her phone.

Azbell, her boyfriend and hundreds of other hotel guests were "herded like cows" into the basement by staff. "People are crying and people obviously were super scared," she said.
For 20 minutes, Azbell said, they waited. Finally, they were told that the alert was a false ala…


The worst flu since the early 2000s strikes he entire continental United States is experiencing widespread flu right now, the first time in the 13 years of the current tracking system that that has happened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said that this flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years. The rate of flu hospitalizations — the number of people hospitalized with flu per 100,000 — nearly doubled last week compared with the previous week. Last week it was 22.7 per 100,000 people; the week before that rate was 13.7. IT IS SO BAD..
THE KIDS ARE BANNED FROM GOING TO THE HOSPITAL!! All of that prompted metro Detroit's Beaumont hospital chain to take an unusual step Friday afternoon: banning visits from children under 13 until the flu season subsides. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” said a news release from Beaumont Health System, which operates eight major hospitals in southeast Michigan. “All Beaumont Health hospita…