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Weird Wednesday summaries

The headlines and developments from the planet earth and beyond..
Not much good. Look for the silver lining.
It's always a beautiful day to be alive, regardless of how wretched the surroundings may be. You're a part of a magical and weird mystery--a bizarre trail into the unknown. Paths that often go no where, and places that seem dark and dangerous. But you're alive to see it all. Count that as a gift. Or something.

Here's the news of concern today..

A breaking news event is taking place in a Pittsburgh area high school where there are reports of multiple stabbings.. they occurred right after the school opened.. Knives don't stab people. People stab people... One in custody..

There have been somewhat notable (MAYBE?) developments in that constant mystery being covered wall-to-wall by CNN: The black boxes are pinging. OR something is pinging.. Flight 370 may soon be found. If it's not too deep. Or even if it is deep. Somewhere. I am still at a point where I have come to terms with this story: I believe nothing. I don't believe any statement from officials, any word from government, or any news article from reporters. I believe nothing. Because everything I did believe was untrue..


20 years ago in Rwanda, hell on earth was unleashed.. hundreds of thousands were brutally hacked and killed with machetes.. now some more honest history is being revealed, including the chances that United States played a covert role in the plane crash that began the genocide.. 

Ebola news is getting scary.. it's being called the 'most serious' of outbreaks in a long time..
Ebola: Canada and the United States?


Hillary Clinton poses with PUSSY RIOT. 
Top that Rand Paul..
No word on whether Bill privately had a meeting.. Deposition to follow.

Relatives of a 9 MONTH OLD baby CHARGED WITH MURDER have taking the baby and gone into hiding. This story comes from Pakistan.. Beyond comparison.. a baby charged with murder..

Vegetarians are now being said to have a lower quality of life and LESS of it compared to meat eaters.... but remember this: The study still had the meat eaters eating lots of fruits and vegetables, too.. A clear sign that moderation is key and a balanced diet approach is the best.. Now I need to somehow tell my 3-year-old son the problems with a poptart and pizza diet.

The children of Fukushima begin school..


Just days after being inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Ultimate Warrior, James Brian Hellwig, is dead..  He was 54--another body ravaged young by professional "fake" wrestling. I remember when I was a kid, that urban legend followed the Warrior around .. back then (and even now), it was said that the Ultimate Warrior did die and that there was a replacement Ultimate Warrior. I think it corresponded to a time when Hellwig got a shorter haircut and wore a little different face paint. But urban legends spread--and they did so even in a time when the Internet was only just a pipe dream of computer geeks.  The Warrior's entrance will not be forgotten..  And I don't think any fan will ever forget the famed body bag match with the Undertaker.. 

And interesting reincarnation report coming from Japan of a boy who has past-life memories.. 

Very interesting story from the UK DAILY MAIL.. Five writers recount scary stories to tell in the dark, and their weird stories of ghostly encounters.. 

The ultimate revenge: Women fills a rival's house with RATS after a fight with her boyfriend!

Dead twins found in Chattanooga home
Identical twins both found dead sitting in recliners--after 2 years! Neighbors thought they were just sating inside--the house was being kept and mail was not overflowing. But yet the two corpses sat decomposing for 2 years in the Tennessee home. But even with the fact that grass was being mowed for 2 years at a house with rotting corpses, cops are saying at this point that there is no evidence of foul play.. A story like this is proof of my contention that reality is much weirder and so often scarier than real life..




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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…

THE UNLUCK OF THE IRISH: TROPICAL STORM MAY HIT IRELAND!!

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 …

WE LEFT CAMPION OFF THE ARMY BASE AND NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN ARNETT.. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND STU REDMAN..

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…