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The freakin' weekend here..
Enjoy the time you have.
Before rolling through the day, here's a few headlines of importance from the world at large..

Wars and rumors of war: Israel strikes Gaza mosque..

Ghost tours on steroids in Kentucky, as developers are going to turn an old tuberculosis hospital where thousands of people died into a hotel and convention center.. It's called the Waverly Hills. The official website for the attraction calls it the most haunted place on earth. That's quite a statement--but undoubtedly lots and lots of people would book their rooms and love to stay for a weekend.. Here is the Waverly Hills Sanitorium Facebook page..

On a site note, turning former hospitals of death and distress into haunted locations for profit has not been something I typically favor. I wrote a scathing article on Pennhrust last year .. Looking back, perhaps I wasn't completely fair to them, or others who do the same, as long as the owners preserve the history of the location and respect the dead. . But deep down, there's something in my that tingles when I hear of a location where so much grief occurred will now be a place for people wearing ridiculous outfits to go and have a 'fun night out' .. I will stop now or this will turn into another lenghtly post..


CDC, what the hell are you doing? First the mishandling of anthrax and now the bird flu? Some may say you're doing it on purpose..

For anyone paying any attention to the Atlantic City scene, there's something very important happening: Casinos are shutting down. The unheard of fact is becoming very commonplace, the elderly are drying up (no pun intended) and the tourism is suffering. Plus casinos in Pennsylvania, right near me, now attract those seniors who once went on three hour bus tours to the Jersey shore.. The latest casino to close looks to be Trump Plaza--and this is the fourth! There's something inside my that wonders if Atlantic City will become the next Asbury Park.. Towering but vacant buildings, a beach with no one on ..The once fabled Atlantic City is currently in free-fall form .. And summer business is bad. Maybe it's time for Bruce Springsteen to write a new song.

Ain't that America.. I missed this story when it was published in June by the Washington POST but it's just as important now: Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws.. That's a big deal.. and just awful if they win.

42% of Millennials claim they are socialists. But only 16% of them know what it means. The ignorance, the arrogance, the stupidity .. America was once great. Now it's a cheap date for other nations that will look for resources and real estate. The dumbing down is not happening, current time.. it happened.

Cleveland goes wild after it's announced LeBron James would be returning to the Cavaliers.. You know, the same fans who burned his jersey years ago? Who hated him? They love him. Meanwhile the world burns, and Americas are busy caring about soon to be washed up basketball players earning millions more a second than most humans.. Here's a video from CNN asking people on the street what they think about Lebron. I bet most would have not been able to answer one question about Syria, Israel, Ukraine, or the emerging police state in the United States.

A scandal is brewing in Hollywood: Pixar's Ed Catmull has emerged as a prime player in a wage fixing scandal..

Good historical account of what would have happened if the United States would have avoided involvement in World War I..

Monsanto herbicide linked to fatal kidney disease epidemic..

Could 99 days of Facebook freedom make you happy? A new campaign suggests that a hiatus from the social network will do your body good..

AMAZON seeking permission for drone tests..

Thomas Erdelyi, better known to the world as Tommy Ramone, passed away late Friday night at his home, where he had been receiving hospice care due to bile duct cancer. He was 62 years old...

I have been finding a lot of gems of horror movies on NETFLIX recently.. apparently I am not the only one.. Here's a listing of good horror sleepers on the service. Even a mention of ZOMBIE ASS: TOILET OF THE DEAD.. that one I didn't try yet.



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 …