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The Sunday morning sidewalk

Saturday night was a weird kind of night.. creepy.. rainy.. foreboding. Anyone else feeling like we are on the verge of something ..? There is just something about raw nights like last night, with wind and cold rain. The earth has power, as does nature. We don't. Sometimes it feels like we are just constant victims to time itself. Each hour could be the last..
But collectively looking at it, I feel a sense of dread about upcoming events and times. And I don't know why.. I fear the future this Sunday morning..

Here's some reasons why..

This image is the 3.0 magnitude earthquakes or better across the United States.
We already know about the Southern California shaking, whether they be aftershocks ore foreshocks of a bigger one to come.. But take a glance at the middle of the country: Oklahoma has been getting rattled by quake after quake after quake--mostly in natural gas drilling areas where fracking is taking place. Just last night--last night--there were two moderate earthquakes over that state.. (and at a fracking location)  And it was felt as far as Kansas..

I was also catching up on my boom and noise news .. The Strange Sounds blog ran a post concerning booms in Missouri earlier this month.. I have actually seen some more recent reports from Missouri of the same booming noises taking place. And with all of these booms and obvious mini quakes taking place, it reminded me of something I have read before concerning the days before the last major New Madrid quake in the 1800s:  There were booms heard prior to the 1811 quake..

Speaking of the LA panics: They just keep happening: There is a lot of movement taking place in Southern California, as documented by this quake rundown..

The deadly virus Ebola continues to spread, seemingly unabated. The outbreak has now reached Guinea's capital .. people are obviously worried, as shown here, about what would happen should Ebola spread throughout the world. Meanwhile, the death toll continues to rise, nations that surround Guinea shut down their borders,  and Guinea orders a ban on eating meat.. The scary part is: When people battle Ebola, Ebola always wins..

Entertainment continues its best to promote the President.. Last night SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE joined in the already apparent NBC comedy team's portrayals of the President.  I long for the good old days when politicians were lampooned instead of being propped up--no matter the party or silly side you're on. It's healthy to laugh at our Chief Executive and Congress. It's needed. IT SHOULD BE MANDATED! Instead we're subjected to PR and badly written comedic mind control..  During the supposed political 'satire' on SNL, the President had to kiss Justin Bieber to promote health care to the young. I missed the joke.. I didn't get why it was funny.. But I sure saw through the attempt to promote President Obama. And that is NOT WHAT POLITICAL SATIRE IS..

The epic NOAH movie is storming through box offices.. Christians flocking to it in bigger numbers than Sunday mass. But noteworthy are some Christian perspectives, as this one by Matt Walsh, on why it's a terrible movie if you look at compared to the 'book version.' Walsh points out that NOAH was made by an atheist and that rock people were bad guys. Along with weird love angles.  I had no inclination to see this film. After this review, now I may just want to..

The New York TIMES called NOAH 'less epic' than a horror movie..

NOAH seems to be slated to have a $47 mil opening for the weekend.. Nikki Finke wondered if the Southern California quakes made NOAH seem a little too real to see in theaters.. Either way, it appears that the former Governator's SABOTAGE failed massively..

Mark Wahlberg
The kids these days appear to like ONE DIRECTION. At least if you judge it by who cleaned up at the Kids Choice Awards.. Though I am glad to see that NICK still slimes people.. I bet few folks these days would remember why that tradition happened. I do. I am a child who happily used to watch YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION.

The DAILY MAIL reports that Megan Fox is 'stunning' as April O'Neil in the new TMNT movie..Really?? I think she was all thumbs..

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Michael Chiklis will be joining the cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY..

Lady Gaga
CELEBRATE! Lady Gaga has emerged almost fully nude to celebrate turning 28. The big news, she made it out of the 27 club alive.. Congrats Lady in nothing. But my God, how do you walk in those shoes!? They just can't be OSHA safe.. who's carrying workers comp on you, Stephanie?

Speaking of workers compensation, someone who is not carrying it: Tina Fey. And she was just hit with a $79,000 fine because of it..

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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…


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…