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A new day in the life of America: As the world turns

Back int he 1980s my mother got my father a book called A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICA. My dad tucked it away, and I found it. . Maybe it's theft, but it has become one of my favorite personal possessions. The book documented one day, MAy 2, 1986. About 200 photographers scoped out scenes and sights across the United States, snapping tons of photos.. Many of them made this amazing 6 pound book. I find the idea of this book amazing.. and at the same time extremely sad. Time is gone in the blink of an eye.. I often skim through this book and think to myself of all those things that mattered so long ago in 1986, on that day.. in the lives of the people photorgaphed. I wonder often how many are still alive.. what ever became of the children in the book.. what happened to the couple slow dancing in St. Petersburg.
And I fast forward to now: We document our own lives. On Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter.. COllectively we post millions of photos a day, if not more.. The NSA also keeps track, along with the Facebook servers that supposedly never delete anything *unless it's deemed offensive, like women breast feeding* .. But the DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICA, if not the world, is now being written by us.
That doesn't mean time is any less fleeting, however, nor does it mean that our lives are any less fast.

And speaking of time, you don't have much of it. And it's a magazine.
Here's the news that is documentatable in some form from the world and beyond. Presented in timeless links that may not matter much, and certainly did not matter on May 2, 1986:

The Hoover Dam is now at the lowest levels since it was filled 80 years.. Lake Mead is drying quickly. Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States. Since 1983, drought and water demands have ensured that the Lake was not at its highest levels.. And perhaps the fine folks at the casinos and golf courses in Vegas should take some time and think about watering their grass in the middle of a desert.. Las Vegas is drying the lake up even more. Pools are filled and the dancing continues. While the drought endangers the future of millions of people..

The summer of the future doesn't look fun.. Visit the site and click on the map, it will chart your closest city and tell you what the future may be like. Harrisburg PA will be more like San Antonio Texas.. So the theory goes. By 2100.

The safety net is thin.. But if it wasn't for it, 70 million people would be starving in the streets. And that's not a good thing--if the safety breaks for any reason, things really get bad.

Seriously, this is now our policy? State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki is on record .. she was asked if the Ukrainian army as the right to hurt innocent civilians.. she said: "The Ukrainian authorities are protecting the country. I think they have to have every right to do it, it is the same way to act in the international community." Peace.

Hezbollah says that ISIL (ISIS) is a trademark of America and sponsored by US elements to further divide the Middle East. And on that note, 'Syrian Girl' thinks the same. In the mean time, ISIS has destroyed the Tomb of Jonah.

Israel says that 6 rockets are being fired every hour..
Palestinian death tolls rises to 74..

Get ready: Here are ten brands that will vanish in 2015..

Oregon man goes to jail for his collection of rain water..

Here is a strange story you may want to Google: The woman accused of being a high-priced escort who administered a lethal dose of heroin to a former tech executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz will not be charged with murder in the case, but still faces manslaughter, prostitution and drug counts, prosecutors say.. The escort is Alix Catherine Tichelman. The Google executive was Forest Hayes.

200 confirmed reasons to stop eating wheat..

Avoid this one: Advantame is a new and improved artificial sweetener. It's high intensity. They say..

The HORROR REPORT has attempted to cover the story of the Assumption Parish sinkhole the best we could.. the saga continues, too, as the Bayou keeps bubbling.. The latest information is a potential reason the sinkhole formed to begin with: Gas charged fluid may have explosively generated earthquakes that caused the enormous sinkhole..

Texas massacre: Suspect surrenders after killing six relatives..
Kids are included in the murder, ages 4 through 13.. The lone survivor is a 14-year-old who is now in critical condition. And may we all pray to whatever higher power we choose for her life at this time..

NASA gets some confirmation: Voyager 1 Probe Is Really in Interstellar Space! Just imagine what it's seeing out there..

I am finally note alone! I spoke of my consternation back in June on my personal website concerning the Mila Kunis baby bump stories .. Now Andrew Cristi on the HUFFINGTON POST expressed the same..

Strange: Naked Seattle intruder recites scriptures in home..

Pennsylvania man gets draft notice! 102 years too late!

Could it be?? TRANSFORMERS 5 may be the return of Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox!

2014 prime time EMMY nominees..

The real story behind America's number 3 movie DELIVER US FROM EVIL.. Is there any truth to Ralph Sarchie's wild claims of the devil?

Ghost is blamed for beer falling to the floor --without spilling a drop..

The trouble with horses: Daniel Radcliffe says he has no desire or plan to play HARRY POTTER again despite JK ROwling's new short story..



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…