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Solstice arrests at Stonehenge..


Sunni militants make further territorial gains in Iraq..

One million have fled in Iraq..

ISIS mocks Michelle Obama on Twitter..


The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church has voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution..

Pope Francis is evaluating whether to make a visit to the Mexico/US border.. This as the immigration battle in the United States intensifies with so many people streaming across the border from Central American countries into the US..

FOX Latino reports: "Quoting sources of the Holy See, the Mexican news agency Notimex said Pope Francis has consulted in recent weeks with several people he trusts about possible destinations in northern Mexico."..

A bee story: White House mobilizes task force on Colony Collapse..

PHILLY.COM has a must read but yet horrible depressing article about law enforcement officials who are haunted by their work.. The article studies Pennsylvania Attorney General's Child Predator Unit and details how investigators have to watch hours of horrendous child abuse as part of their jobs..

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The Washington POST reveals: The CIA cooked up an Obama Bin Laden 'demon toy'.. the theory: An n Osama bin Laden action figure whose face peeled off to reveal a scary devil beneath.. It was meant to scare Afghanistan children and their parents..

Thousands of oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania suspected of leaking methane

Try to fathom these numbers: 280,000 and 970,000 abandoned oil and gas wells .. and if only a slight amount are leaking methane, that is not at all trivial.

Seattle hiking expert vanishes on Mount Rainier.


I want to believe: Medieval Woodcut Shows UFO Battle Over Nuremberg Germany, 1561?

Update: Officials still baffled by mystery lights over Southern California..

Megan Fox will not let her children go online until they are teenagers..

Anger in Santa Barbara over investigators handling Elliot Rodgers murders.. This is what the AP reports: "It's not clear how the slightly built Rodger was able to overpower the three. Rodger was randomly assigned to share the Isla Vista apartment with Hong and Wang. Chen was visiting the pair on May 23. In a joint interview, the victims' parents told the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1ptrsTS) they visited the crime scene and saw no blood on the walls or ceiling. Police had removed a 6-by-5 foot piece of carpeting in one bedroom and a swath of vinyl flooring around the toilet had been cut. They said the limited amount of material removed from the apartment suggest the killings were confined to a small space."

Did Matt Drudge abandon Twitter?

Drudge also took his link for Twitter off of its main page..

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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…