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Thursday worstday

Here's a set of news articles worth a morning read. Or dreadful avoidance..



Hell in Ebola ward: Doctor tells UK MIRROR of his 24/7 shifts trying to save pregnant Ebola patients..
How different parts of the world are responding to Ebola threat..
Sierra Leone declares emergency..
Liberia closes schools..
Army deployed to 'quarantine'..
EBOLA prevention 101..
Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company..

The man who discovered EBOLA, Peter Piot, says there's no likelihood of outbreak outside of current region, and says he would sit next to victim on a train..

Death from Ebola is similar to a horror movie about zombies.. people convulse a they bleed from every orifice of the body.. to the point of where the blood becomes weaponized.. it flings across rooms and infects anyone standing nearby, a reason the virus spreads quickly..

The strange woman in black may have finally reached her destination.. She has been roaming the countryside of small Appalachian towns.. She is now in Winchester, VA.. According to media reports, God told her to go to Winchester. She's there now..

The moon could be littered with fossils from earth..

Brazilian farmers tell Monsanto: We want our money back!
GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests! Proof that nature always finds a way. But then again, so do corporations..

After a strange smattering of Slenderman stabbings, now comes this: The SLENDERMAN costume for kids.. "Suitable for 8-12 year olds.' Great.. just the age group ole Slender targets himself..

RIP: Dick Smith was called the godfather of makeup effects.. he's dead at 92.. Some of his greatest works of art: The Exorcist, Ghost Story, The Hunger, Altered States, The Sentinel, Starman and Scanners..
FLASHBACK: 2009 Oscars tribute to Dick Smith..

In the midst of earthquakes in Alaska, quake monitoring stations are suddenly being turned off!

Batman vs Superman teaser out: MORE..

The movie EXTRATERRESTRIAL looks effective and scary.. the trailer has created a buzz..

This is one of the most poignant, effective, and moving anti-reckless driving ads I have ever seen..



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 …