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Friday night lights: Very important news you probably don't know about

Around 4pm today, my email got several messages from reliable sources and news orgazniations about a major 6.8 quake striking Fukushima--with a tsunami warning sounding.. Something still 20th century in my brain made me turn on the TEE VEE networks immediately. Nothing.. the large-headed money men were on FOX talking about the markets and how illegal immigrants will ruin their chances for success.. MSNBC was going on most likely about Chris Christie or an obscure Republican who they say hates women.. CNN's WOLF BLITZER, at least, was the only one actually reporting news from the Gaza Strip. But no mention anywhere of this notable event.. an earthquake hitting where a nuclear disaster is ongoing.

But that's not the only piece of information that major news folks have ignored over the past 24 or so hours.. Some very notable events are occurring on this planet--and beyond--that are bigger than any one political blip on the conventional news radar..

Before moving on to the rest of the scares, some information about FUKed-ashima for a minute.. The 6.8 jolted Japan and the initial tsunami warning that sounded was lifted without incident. Also if you believe TEPCO, there were no abnormalities today at Fukushima despite the strong earth movement--if you believe TEPCO. And hell, even if there were no issues today there is the constant and ongoing crisis in slow motion that is Fukushima.

But at least there's a bit of a sigh of relief..

Traveling quite a bit away from Japan's series of bad luck events, Yellowstone National Park is seeing some abnormalities worth mentioning (of course unless you're on a major news network) .. Roads are melting and turning into a 'soupy mess.' This is often normal, we are told.. But not this time. The park spokesman Dan Hottle, told media organizations that bothered to ask today this: The liquefying of pavement that is now occurring is extreme and unusual. A caveat was added, when Hottle said, "But it’s hard to tell if a thermal area is hotter than normal, because it’s always fluctuating here. Road closures are business as usual for us"

Park officials are discussing how to address the problem, especially since we're in the midst of the Yellowstone summer tourism season. And let's not forget recent history: Yellowstone shook in April, March, and several times in between. There was debate in early spring over whether animals were truly running for their lives or just running. Maybe they were avoiding melting roads.. Things got so 'hot' that in April, scientists were forced to say there were no reasons to worry about Yellowstone blowing. I have not seen the same scientists comment since the new information of melting roads were reported, nor are they talking much lately about earthquakes resuming along the magma chamber ..

Another piece of science information that has received little press today: Scientists 'have no handle' on distant radio bursts coming from deep space.. It's a mysterious fast radio burst.. It's from outside our galaxy--far outside our galaxy. Could this be a burst of some unknown origin ...or an alien saying 'can ya hear me now?' ...scientists are baffled. So there's no way I would conjecture anything the bursts may be..

And if all this was not enough, there's one last thing to pay close attention to: Earth's magnetic field flip could happen much sooner than expected.. It may even be happening now! Life during wartime.. and pole shifts. It could happen.

But Ford's in his Flivver..

And PLANET OF THE APES is expected to be number 1 this weekend. So ignore all of the bad and just have some fun.

Raise a glass. The moon is full. And it's a super moon.

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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.

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A dog eat dog afterlife

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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…