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Thursday news

Thursday headlines from the world at large..
Troubling news..
Unsettling news.

It's all in a Thursday..

This is going to be a fact of the future: Smart pills are here. They are getting better and they are equipped with cameras and robotic parts.. And they are raising some very important and troubling ethical questions.  Chips that people cannot remove. The medical miracles are on the way--but they will be doubled up with moral and ethical worries..

But the future is now, not just in medicine, but in banking.. more and more biometric banking is how things are being done. It is becoming commomplace.. 

There is no stopping "progress."

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Elliot Rodger
Elliot Rodgers' crime has ignited fierce debate--even Hollywood stars defended their city and blamed guns instead. But here is another perspective as written by Michael Snyder: The crime is a product of teaching men that the only thing important is life is having sex.

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Brad Pitt has scary moment as he was attacked on the red carpet at movie premiere.. According to reports, he was struck in the face by a notorious gate crasher.. 

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snapchat evan spiegel
SNAP!! Snapchat founder is 'mortified' over leaked emails that he wrote..  Even Spiegel wrote emails referencing cocaine, binge drinking, and urinating on women. Snap.  They were the frat days..

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Bilderberg 2014: The world's elite are apparently going to debate "privacy" ..

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After all this time, the missing Flight 370 is NOT in the search area where investigators were looking.  That means that all of those 'pings' we were hearing about did not originate from any crash site.. So bizarre, still..

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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 …