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Tuesday terrors from around the world

Just another Tuesday morning on the planet Earth..
I took my son to the car this morning getting him ready for day care.. his little innocent three year old eyes spotted a star still in the early morning sky. I asked him if people lived there and he unequivocally said 'NOOOO' .. I asked if people live on any other stars. . he looked a little confused, looked at the star again, and turned back to me.. he hesitated and say, "no?" .. Maybe he'll be a skeptic. Maybe a believer.
As long as he's not a Belieber.

To the news, all bright and shiny like an early morning star!

Ukraine has called up its national guard.. And this: The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday that the Black Sea peninsula will declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum...
Crimean Tatars fear Russian rule..

Mark of the beast: This is Venezuala 2014: Only Venezuelans with NUMBERS are being permitted to get food..

Stress levels of children rise in the aftermath of Fukushima nightmare.. Some children only a short drive from the Fukushima meltdown barely know what it's like to play outside..

Japan marks the third anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami.. And the world will feel the effects of Fukushima for a long time to come..

Madrid marks tenth anniversary of train bombing..

Hearing on Hanford nuclear site cleanup will NOT include key workers..
And this: The leak at the Hanford nuclear site tank is GETTING WORSE..

Senate Democrats hold all-night session on global warming..

New information on sinkhole in Bayou Corne: Imagery detected sinkhole before it collapsed...

Adam Lanza's father says "you can't get any more evil" than his son.. He now wishes his son never had been born.. Such a tragic story all around.. For the families who will never get over losing the precious lives that were lost, and a also for a father who lost his son but yet knows the heartbreak his son caused.. All of this is unfathomable. As is so much in life..

Mother who drove her children into the ocean blames her husband..

This is amazing: Elephants can tell the difference between human languages.. Elephants never cease to amaze me. As do many animals.
Even more from the study: Apparently, elephants can also recognize human voice, age, and sex too..

Mummified body found in foreclosed home..

British desperate for money are trying to sell their organs on Facebook!



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 …


Real news has become surreal.. I find many headlines of our current day to relate back to THE STAND.. I know the comparison is a little fuzzy, and my overdoing it may be annoying to some. But when the strange similarities to me are striking.. The STAND starts in Texas. And in real life Texas is the center stage for the Ebola scare. And even worse, the endless stories of people 'coming back to life' are getting bizarre--though we can assume that parts of Africa cannot truly pinpoint the cause of death, so somene coming back to life is moot: The person probably wasn't dead. At least we hope they weren't.. Though SNOPES can tell us it's a hoax, try to explain the high strangeness of ABC NEWS filming a dead man and suddenly seeing him moving..

Continuing to the real news of the day (though it seems like fiction half of the time), focus is now turning on how Thomas Duncan got inot the United States. The Washington POST is giving us an hour by hour synopsis of what happen…