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Thursday ..

All for your reading displeasure.. Links from around the world and beyond..

FARMERS ALMANAC predicting extreme cold winter..

Weather watching.. this is Cristobal--he does not exist yet.. but he's expected to form and get really, really close to the East coast next week.. Or maybe the Gulf Coast.. or maybe no where. There is extreme inconsistency with the storm, models had it hitting Ne Orleans yesterday.. some have it missing.. and now this has it near Jersey and New York City by August 29.. As said yesterday: Keep tuned to the models being posted by users on the Accuweather forum..

Yesterday it was reported that Twitter users dispalying grisly photographs of the beheading of James Foley would be suspended.. today we learn that even though they did too the NEW YORK POST and DAILY NEWS will not be..

Foley's captors initially asked for big ransom.. we didn't give them money, but often the UK did for other hostages.. Something that has helped enrich ISIS..

British writer Stephen Glover says he watched the Foley murder video and wishes he hadn't..implores readers not to.. Glover writes, "This gruesome video is the latest, and perhaps the most shocking, example of what has become known as ‘jihadist porn’. "

Worry is growing over the other journalist being held in Iraq..

Fist bumps and golf: People furious as Obama goes golfing after speaking of James Foley's beheading..

TIME magazine writes: The real war that's coming won't be about race, it will be the class war..

Fourth secret of Fatima revealed? .. During a pilgrimage to Fatima in 2010, Pope Benedict said, "It is mistaken to think that Fatima's prophetic mission is completed."..

An intense earthquake swarm continues to rattle Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, adding to fears that a potential eruption could disrupt the region’s air traffic..

Cracked: A follow up to something we reported yesterday.. Here is video from the crack forming in the Earth in Mexico.. It's huge and seems to be deepening..

Antarctica and Greenland are shrinking at a frightening rate.. Thinning of ice has tripled since 2009.

Doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug released from Atlanta hospital..

New study claims that vaccines increase autism chances by 340%.. The news comes as a whistleblower from the CDC goes public..

Whistleblower: "U.S. Centers for Disease Control Manipulated Data, Covered-Up Higher Incidence of Autism in African American Boys"

FUK-ED: No room for beach towels on the West Coast as millions of jelly-fish 'like' creatures wash up ..

DATING NAKED star Jesse Nizewitz is suing Viacom for failing to blur her crotch on an episode of the program.. But .. she was on DATING NAKED.. Just sayin'..

Richard Dawkins, the most loved atheist everyone loves to hate, now says this: It would be immoral not to abort a fetus with down syndrome.. But wouldn't it be more immoral to force people to do so, Richie? But let's face it, if there's one thing Dawkins loves more than denying the existence of a higher power, it's fame and attention. I am fine with atheists.. But I believe that Richard Dawkins find himself to be god


VARIETY reviews AS ABOVE SO BELOW: "When Scarlet finally does uncover the solution to the Philosopher’s Stone — this legend of alchemy rumored to possess healing powers and the ability to turn ordinary objects into gold — the final reveal is unspeakably corny, suggesting that an hour of therapy might have delivered the same advice"

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEWS AS ABOVE SO BELOW: "Along with a well-chosen closing song from French DJs Scratch Massive, and one or two genuine scares, that's about the best this excursion has to offer"

It's all about perspective.. THIS is what our skies would look like if Saturn was the same distance as the moon away.. Things would sure be different..




New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …

Neve Campbell laments her post-SCREAM life: I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies

Neve Campbell Confirms Her 'Scream' Notoriety Inspired Her Decision to Leave Hollywood »

“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”

And this week she will be jumping out of building with the Rock in theaters ..

All 'scream queens' have gone through a period of confusion, denial.. acceptance. And now for Jamie Lee Curtis 40 years after her introduction to movies via being chased by killer Michael Myers, she is back for a final round.. 
Just as Campbell came home for the final SCREAM..