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The Sunday morning sidewalk

News and such from the world around..
All the horror that can be found..

Russia crisis.. President Obama called President Putin on the phone last night. But in the meantime, Obama skipped a National Security team meeting on the subject!
More on the Russian drama:
Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'..
Duma claims humanitarian purpose for Russian troops..
Republic of Crimea speaker says Ukraine needs to sort things and Crimea will take care of itself..
The Russians are coming! To Crimea..
East vs West brings thoughts that a new cold war is upon us.. The fear of course is how quickly it can go from cold to hot.

Sure, America worships celebrity.. but will we eat them? Serious.. A company named BiteLabs has a novel and disgusting idea: Growing meat from celebrity tissue samples. I suppose it's the closest thing to cannibalism that can be sold legally. The product is salami. It will be 30% celebrity and 40% animal meat, the rest will be fats and spices. And you can enjoy a nice glass of Chianti with your cannibal celebrity sammich..

March is roaring in like a lion.. this is the current wintry state of affairs as watches and warnings for ice and snow are almost everywhere!

Updated numbers from China only get worse.. now 33 are confirmed dead in the multi-knife attack..

I have long thought Bitcoins were the next ponzi scheme.. beginning to confirm my thoughts: Half a billion in Bitcoins suddenly vanish..

More cowbell (And soot): Spain celebrates the devil in Luzon..

This is horrifying: There is an alarming rate of birth defects in Washington--the HORROR REPORT reported on this matter over a week ago. However, new information shows just how awful it is.. babies missing parts of their brains and skulls.. The cluster is around a polluted US nuclear site.. And no major media outlets brings that up.

Real zombie Apocalypse: An incurable flesh-eating disease spreads in the Philippines... Some believe that a prophecy was made about this, saying people will suffer it for not repenting.

A freak wave at dinner as a restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara has damage .. The wave crashed through the window as patrons helplessly looked on during breakfast. 

This is amazing to think about: The vast and powerful realm between particles is INFLUENCED by human consciousness.. 

Study sheds light no why boys have higher autism rates than girls..

This was an image taken tonight from a street corner near my home as I walked Mutley the dog.. The night was shrouded in fog.. I was completely unable to see mere feet in front of me..
There has always been something about certain weather elements that frighten me. Fog may top the list.. maybe it’s the movie THE FOG, maybe the abundance of fog in the paranormal.. Maybe it’s all those images drawn of the famed killer Jack the Ripper lurking in fog..
Tonight as I tried to quickly walk Mutley back the the house, there was a strange moon light above, causing the air around me to appear as if it was glowing a yellow orange hue.. It was amazing, but scary all the same. Every noise, every rustle of a leaf, and every tree moving in the distance, all sounded accentuated. It was as though something was creeping behind me for every step..
Safely at home, I now write this..
I am closing my curtains.. just in case I see a strange figure silhouetting under the fog drenched street light a stone’s throw away.. 

As predicted by the tin foil hat wearers a decade ago (Me included) Street lights are now going to be watching you

A jogger was ticketed for 'running too early' in Central Park!

In case you wanted to know, here are 17 things that would have classified you as a witch in then 1600s..  Judging from the list, we are surrounded by witches in 2014..

Justin Bieber, Instagram

Justin Bieber turns 20.  The other night, Letterman joked that the gift Bieber needs most for his 20th is a good attorney.

Love is at first sight.. but what about first listen? Men and women agree: Attraction to a 'typical' voice wins. Men like sexy, women like deep.  I think most agree: Smokers' dinner waitress voices are the worst.

The bizarre real life "Barbie" makes more noise.. she wants to have no IQ and now wants to just subsist on air and light alone. 

How to live longer (and better): IN photos..

elisa lam movie

More on the tragic death of Elisa Lam: is going to get a horror movie treatment. I have already written how I don't appreciate turning truth info flagrant profit.. But SONY is going to do just that. I am sure her family is ecstatic hearing this news. We know this so far: The movie will be called THE BRINGING..

'WE ARE WHAT WE ARE' horror movie getting praise in the UK..



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 …