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The world is on fire

Early Thursday greetings.. from a world burning with..

A sampling of the horror of reality and that of fiction from the planet Earth:

The Pope is in South Korea.. And the North is firing rockets into the sea..

Police clash with protesters in Ferguson for another night.. two journalists were detained..
Heavy militarized police response..
THIS IS HOW AMERICA NOW IS, EVERYONE: NBC NEWS REPORTS: "A Washington Post reporter and another journalist were arrested by police earlier in the day by officers who ordered everyone out of a McDonald’s restaurant, an arrest the newspaper’s executive editor called illegal and unjustified. Wesley Lowery said he was slammed into a soda machine and arrested after recording officers. Also arrested was Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly" ... the reporters were released without explanation as to why they were arrested or treated the way they were .. ALEX JONES' INFOWARS writes that police were AWOL during looting but are now actively engaging in military tactics against American protesters.. A quick glance at photos and videos reveals nothing but that. A dramatic and heavy show of force, arsenal, making the scene look more like video from Baghdad after the United States invasion than a town of 21,000 people in the United States..

Here is a photo of Ryan Reilly of the HUFFINGTON POST being arrested..

AMERICA 2014..

Report: Computer hackers associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous released a recording on YouTube Wednesday that they claim are audio files from a St. Louis County Police dispatch recorded during the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri...

The night that social media exploded over Ferguson..


The awkward nature of social media.. While Ferguson MO erupted in violence and the entire social media report erupted in virtual reality, the Obamas wined and dined with surf and turf--and danced nearly every song. A good time, we were told in a tweet, was had by all..

Oh Fuk: A glowing cucumber found near Fukushima..

Sierra Leone loses top doctor to Ebola..
Bad burial: Ebola victims are most infectious right after death.. that's another reason Ebola is spreading like wildfire..

More anger at FacebookL: "Messenger app crosses the line"

Smile: The future is now: Google will soon spot your face via satellite.. Always remember: Technology, that of the hidden nature, is about 30 years advanced compared to what we know exists.. You can be watched in real time. And chances are, you are..

Burger King wanted to attract people with low cal less fat 'Satisfries'.. Apparently people who eat at Burger King want nothing of the kind, as the fries are now discontinued.. Lack of interesting, lack of sales..

Are we in control of our brains? Probably not.

Trailer for UNTIL DAWN horror released..
Sony's new horror teaser hints at virtual reality..

Jesse Thomas Cook talks about gross out movie SEPTIC MAN..

A fascinating story--and something to ponder: Why do blind people actually see? The answer is tough to contend with for those with sight.. Blind people see nothing.. we assume black. But they don't, as black is a color. They just don't see at all..



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 …