Friday, October 24, 2014

FRIDAY FEVERS: NEWS FROM THE WORLD

MORE Sears and KMart stores closing before Christmas.. Not even nipple slips could save them now.. the latest numbers show one troubling sign, financial analysts will tell us. If SEARS will close many of these stores and lay off thousands of workers prior to Christmas, the typical best time of year, then doesn't that portend a self-inflicted fate of financial suicide? Perhaps it's a sign that SEARS' success will be confined to the Brady Bunch era and that, in the end, we may not see them around much longer .. the retail landscape is certainly changing.

My local mall is going to have some major issues, too.. SEARS and KMART are two anchor stores.. it has already been announced that SEARS is gone. No word on KMART..

The SEARS catalog was an amazing venture in the 19th century.. the prospect that you can order someone through the mail and get it was a novel concept. In that sense, SEARS was ahead of its time, the AMAZON of its day with snail mail backing up their success.. They have gone from that to being behind the curve and now, as we see in this latest set of troubling stories, they are about ready to get a retail plug pulled on them.. And the rest will be history.




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The state of our fear: A real question being posed to a doctor: Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball.. The answer? "it is unlikely that someone that ill would have just gone bowling. Also, the Ebola virus is fragile and susceptible to drying out. It does not normally survive for more than a few hours on a hard, dry surface."..

...but this! Video emerges of NYPD cops dumping Ebola protective gear in random trash bin after leaving danger zone..

Abby Haglage from the DAILY BEAST writes that this Ebola case in New York City will hurt patients everywhere..

Three more are quarantined..




The Canada gunman reportedly wanted a passport to go to the Middle East..

Dozens more girls abduted in NIGERIA by Boko Haram..




Daily life becomes a struggle in California as wells dry up in massive drought that never ends..

China launches unmanned mission to the moon.. I often think of those reports from a few years back concerning the water on the dark side of the moon.. is the race on to get water for the future? We know on earth that it could very well become a scarce resource..




The "Anti-Facebook" page ELLO is getting fresh funding.. But read the fine print..

Facebook launches app for supposedly anonymous chat sessions.. The past repeats. This reminds me of AOL in the early 2000s.. Even the New York TIMES calls it a flashback to the Internet Bulletin Boards of yesteryear.. Oh nostalgia.

Peggy Drexler writes in TIME MAGAZINE that the problem online is not over-sharing it is instead over-following.. She has a point.. there are lots of brain functions changing as the Internet does..





Skip the cream! Botch up marketing as a Swiss company puts an image of Adolf Hitler on its packaging..




A real headline: Rubber ducks can save your sex life..

A few weeks ago, a few scientists revealed that they knew exactly who Jack The Ripper was.. But there is a problem: An 'error of nomenclature' is undermining their case against the Polish immigrant they fingered.. It is being called a 'serious DNA error' and may jeopardize the answers many assumed were found..






HONEY UH OH: HONEY BOO BOO show may be in jeopardy now that it turns out 'Mama June' is dating a convicted child molester..




Horror movies during Halloween: The worst time to watch them..

NIGHT TERROR NEWS: A nightmare on Mundane Street..





Scare in NYC: Hatchet attack as NYPD officers shoot and kill assailant..






New concerns: Could Eric Frein have stolen a car!?





The UK DAILY MAIL profiles a scary horror park across the pond..

The BOSTON GLOBE reviewed OUIJA.. the clear audience are teenage girls. That may help this pre-Halloween box office weekend..

The NEW YORK POST calls it a good scare..


But some are highly critical of the acting in the film..




Central Bucks High School in Doylestown PA is canceling the rest of its football season after a hazing incident.. The ritual rite apparently involved placing towels over the players' heads and leading them into the shower.. it was referred to 'waterboarding' .. I have written some rather opinionated articles on football here and ..




BREAKING BAD toys are being shelved in some TOYS R US stores..





Tis the season for a few good scares: Is this the Grey Lady of Dudley Castle?

An exorcist speaks about horror movies..


Saint Augustine had a ghost theory: "I emphatically do not think that the soul leaves the body with a material body".. but he knows as much then as we know today..


Infared photo supposedly of 'Nessie' revealed at paranormal conference.. Just to note, Nessie is probably my least favorite paranormal conspiracy theory.. never could get into it.. And as for this photo, I'm not buying it.

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