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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