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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..

Added some new links today to the rundown on the left hand side of this page, take a gander should you find the time.

Otherwise, keep reading us.
We're fun. Foreboding. And constantly nervous about the future, quakes or no quakes.



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.

Weinstein attacked at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort!

TMZ is reporting tonight in fresh runs:

At around 9 PM, Weinstein and his sober coach got up to leave at the same time Steve and his dinner companion were leaving. Steve tells TMZ he had "quite a bit to drink," told his friend to fire up his cell phone and shoot video of what was about to happen.
Steve says he walked up to Weinstein and said, "You're such a piece of s*** for what you did to these women," and then punched him in the face twice. He says Weinstein stumbled backward and almost fell.
A restaurant manager says neither attempted punch connected, and the guy was drunk and out of control.

Both sides agree ... the person who filmed the incident asked Weinstein if he wanted to call the police, but Weinstein declined and everyone left the restaurant.

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…


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…



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…

Massive Caribbean quake

7.6 magnitude earthquake happened last night at 9.51pm at a depth of 6.2 milesThe tremor was one of the largest to hit the Caribbean region in recorded historyStruck in the Caribbean Sea 25 miles from Honduras island of Great Swan IslandA tsunami advisory was put in place for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin IslandsThere were fears it could impact the coasts of Central American nations, including Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands