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The return of the Syria crisis

CNN POSTS AN EXCLUSIVE: Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime »

A team of internationally renowned war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts has found “direct evidence” of “systematic torture and killing” by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the lawyers on the team say in a new report.
CNN and the UK GUARDIAN has a joint exclusive on this Syrian story.. Here is what you need to know, thus far, about this developing story: There are photos of thousands of dead bodies in Syria. They are purportedly detainees who were killed in Syrian prisons. According to a ‘team of war crime prosecutors’ the photographs show direct evidence of war crimes and would stand up in an international tribunal …
More from CNN on a KEY point:
 CNN cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the photographs, documents and testimony referenced in the report, and is relying on the conclusions of the team behind it, which includes international criminal prosecutors, a forensic pathologist, an anthropologist and an expert in digital imaging
CNN said that the images show a gruesome parallel to the Nazi death photos from World War II..
The evidence, we are told from the CNN report, comes from a defector named “Caesar.” He claimed to CNN that he photographed at least 50 bodies a day..
Obviously this is going to become a very quickly developing story. It’s been a while since Obama addressed the nation on Syria and war potentials.. maybe that address will soon have a sequel. 
Then again, it is worth noting: We have been told many things in the past about war crimes that never were, such as babies being thrown from incubators in Iraq in the early 1990s.  I do believe, however, that there are tremendously horrid war crimes taking place in Syria.
I suppose we will learn more as time ticks on. I still think there is a potential that the United States will enter a war in Syria..a



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…


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 …

The interesting tale of Joe Weller's sex prank line getting haunted

Joe Weller’s sex line prank video was seen by more than 2.5 million people when it was posted back in March.

It involved Joe trolling alleged sex workers over the phone – but some viewers spotted something creepy happening.
In the background, a piece of gym equipment with a handle begins to swing back and forward.

“It continues to swing in a way that if someone pushed it, it would have stopped,” he said in a recent video addressing the claims.