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A manic or morbid Monday? War! What is a good far!? Absolutely nothing

It is what you make of it.. It seems humanity is making the worst of it regardless of where you look.. A collection and smattering of spatterings making headlines from the world at large..

Image: Militants from ISIL lead away captured Iraqi soldiers in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit
There has been a dramatic escalation of violence in Iraq over the weekend as ISIS--or now ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)--has been accused of mass murder. The accusation makes it easy when they go online to brag about their mass murder.. There are images and grisly videos circulating the world wide web.. the entire planet can now see the barbaric nature with which ISIL/ISIS imposes Sharia Law.  And now this: Iran is directly getting involved with the conflict while the United States contemplates what else it will do.. In the meantime all eyes are on the Baghdad Embassy where personnel are still housed and militants take over more areas, closing in on the city..

At this point: 550 (or more?) Marines are on a warship in the Persian Gulf..

And of course there are some websites that argue the images are faked and photoshopped..  DUTCHSINSE paints a good picture that some may be, but not all are.. nor are all videos.. Sometimes "conspiracy" is shouted too often and too loudly..After all, let's take a quick historical trip down amnesia lane .. Many are pointing out (rightly so) that the Bush adventure in Iraq was a bad move, few are speculating on how the recent movements by ISIS could actually be a product of the Obama Administration.. Lest we forget.. America's allies are funding ISIS and so is America, too..  recent history tells us that it's unwise to play our meager chess games in the Middle East. There's never a victory..

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Legend gone..Casey Kasem dead at 82
Very sad news this weekend as the legendary Casey Kasem died at the age of 82--this after recent weeks of making the news as his family debated the proper way his life should end. At one point recently, Kasem seemingly vanished and a judge had to order him back... The voice of Shaggy and so many other characters put Kasem into our living rooms and lives every day.  I will also smile when I hear the famed tape of Kasem flipping out.. Good show, Casey.

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Big bucks!! Starbucks is making some mighty big news today.. the company is offering its workers FREE COLLEGE TUITION!  There are some strings attached and limitations within, but it's quite an adventureous venture.  SO  now you know..A shame a college degree these days is worth as much as a Starbucks cup of coffee..

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Horror movie related items have been stolen from a MAD MONSTER convention in Phoenix..  Included with the items: Chainsaw signed by Gunnar Hansen, who played the original Leatherface in the 1974 movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a knife signed by Halloween II star, Tyler Mane... Bad form, thieves, bad form..

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History will be rubble: The parking garage where 'Deep Throat' gave his secrets of Watergate over to Woodward and Bernstein will now be demolished after a vote to do so by the Arlington County Board.. 

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Miley Cyrus Goes Topless Before Her Shower on Instagram!
At this point, Miley Cyrus should just start her own nude website in which people watch her scratch herself and stick her tongue out all day.. The less than dignified music sensation posted a photograph of herself prior to a shower. Topless. Good thing you can't smell a person through Instagram--after all this was prior to bathing. Smellagram is a future endeavor, but until then we can only just imagine..

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QUICK HITS:

A listing of the horror movies that may be considered the upcoming most offensive movies in theaters.. 

Claim: Earthquakes sites being shut down.. 

85% of the people who are contracting measles in California have been fully vaccinated.. 

WWE (then WWF) wrestling star Pat Patterson has come out as gay..

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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 …

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…