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Case of the mid-July Mondays

A severe case of the Mondays..
And a steady stream of news of the odd, scary, and bizarre;

New century, new war: Have we gone from a post-war world to a pre-war world?

How to write like a CIA spook: A manual exists for that..

Oklahoma happenings: Seven earthquakes in 14 hours--and now the state's number has surpassed that of the number of quakes in California so far in 2014..

My eyes aren't dry now: The story of a dog named Duke Roberts is taking the internet by storm..
The maker's name is Texas Photographer Robyn Arouty.. A quick check this morning to the direct source of the photos and story, and her account has been suspended.. Her Facebook page still exists, and makes no mention of the website outage , presumably because her server may not have been able to handle the traffic and her web company squashed the site for the time..

This is urgent: Illegal immigrant kids vanish from officials in US.. 46% of the children who came here are gone. What is their future? Child trafficking, sex slavery, and abuse? Slave labor? ... we have seen this story play out all too many times.

VIDEO: Meteor over Texas splitting in two..

Abnormal summer snowstorm hits the Ural Mountains in Russia..

The future of food: Nestle wants to personalize waht you eat..
But don't forget, NESTLE also said humans don't have a right to water...

Tell THIS to a vegetarian! New study says that plants can listen.. One example: The plants that heard the recording of chewing vibrations created an increased amount of mustard oil, a defense meant to deter an insect attacker.. MORE: Arabidopsis plant was studied.. and the clear answer from the study was that it was able to haer the sounds of caterpillar's marching.. Amazing.

ARCHIE to be killed off saving gay friend..
Will die a hero.. the end of the series will come with gun violence, as Archie stops the killing of his friend Keller.. Keller is openly gay and is a newly elected Senator pushing for gun control..

WHO warns that HIV is exploding among gay men..

This constant stream of stories of people leaving their children in hot cars is infuriating me.. It's disgusting, and I could care less what 'stress' you have.. these stories all appear to have a common thread: People are doing it on purpose. The newest example comes from Florida..Hamid Ahmad Nike Mohammad Ahmadzada left his 7-year-old in a car while he worked at a furniture store.

Rihanna flashes her leather bra to cheer Germany as they win the World Cup..

Christopher Walken is NBC's CAPTAIN HOOK..

HELLBOY 3 not happening..



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 …

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…