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The Sunday morning sidewalk

A Sunday morning sidewalk view of the planet earth and beyond.. things making news from sea to sea and everywhere in between..

This week: The polar vortex comes back.. and with it, 200 million Americans will be struggling to find winter coats, and in my cases, snow shovels.. I am not looking forward to the cold and snow--for the first time in my life.. Just not looking forward at all..

News from the media world.. The HUFFINGTON POST is busy defending itself after several news reporters were disciplined.. High drama. I assume these are the handful of reporters that the HUFFINGTON POST actually pays for working..

Pope Francis strikes again: He says that many people claims to be Christians but are in name only.. they are living the life of pagans, he says..

Yes, you are looking at an image of a girl slicing her wrist.. The oddest part of all: The image was revealed by a girl playing with a 'princess wand.' The wand is also called an 'evil stick,' so some argue the woman should have known what she was buying.. This disturbing image is a little unwarranted to me. Perhaps it is because suicide is so prevalent and seemingly so many adults are also coaxing children into trying to explore the notion of taking their own lives.. This evil stick, of princess stick, whatever it is called, is disturbing..This image is a bit too much for children in my humble opinion..

Fear over the future: Elon Musk thinks that we may be summoning the demon with artificial intelligence.. He worries about robots and cars that drive themselves.. Progress is progress, and the future is steamrolling to us fast. Is Elon Musk just a more conservative voice during a time of technological revolution, or.. does he have a point?

X-MEN style mind control to become reality..

The pink stars are falling again.. This time video captures a giant meteor over Texas.. yet again, the fireball was reported to be 'bright green,' just like the one across the Eastern United States and Japan last week..

Life after the gates of hell: The murder of Christians by Muslims in Pakistan has gotten much darker.. this is how it happened: They broke the legs of Christians so they could not run away and then tossed them into a large oven to cook them alive..

Why are we divided by race when there is no such thing? Good question.. As those who profit off of purposely dividing us, or those who win elections by doing so.. Everything is divided by race by our media, by entertainers.. by everyone.. It needs to stop. We are a human race..

'Interstellar' Animators Made A Physics Breakthrough While Creating A Black Hole For The Movie..

This from the site CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY: Exorcisms on the rise and a 'pastoral emergency' is seen.. Apparently, some would say, demonic activity is on the rise..

Last night I watched the movie DELIVER US FROM EVIL with my wife and niece.. it was a late night viewing session after my son had gone to sleep and the lights were out. I know the movie is old at this point and ten bucks and a cup of coffee says most of you have seen it, but I just don't get the chance to see films like I once did. But the viewing of this film was disturbing.. it may have had one of the most intense exorcism scenes I have ever seen in film.. Ralph Sarchie believes that the demonic activity described in the film is true.. This film was effective.. it may have been the best exorcism story I have ever seen..

But do you feel like Sarchie does? Do you think demons are real, that they can manifest themselves in ways beyond even the sights and sounds of DELIVER US FROM EVIL..? There are so many news bits lately about exorcisms being 'on the rise.' But is it mental disorders? Drugs? ...often we blame demons before science can explain. But what about the 5% that cannot be explained? The superhuman strength and the ancient languages ... the foaming of the mouth.. all that demonic stuff. Fake? For the sake of humanity, let's hope yes.



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 …


Real news has become surreal.. I find many headlines of our current day to relate back to THE STAND.. I know the comparison is a little fuzzy, and my overdoing it may be annoying to some. But when the strange similarities to me are striking.. The STAND starts in Texas. And in real life Texas is the center stage for the Ebola scare. And even worse, the endless stories of people 'coming back to life' are getting bizarre--though we can assume that parts of Africa cannot truly pinpoint the cause of death, so somene coming back to life is moot: The person probably wasn't dead. At least we hope they weren't.. Though SNOPES can tell us it's a hoax, try to explain the high strangeness of ABC NEWS filming a dead man and suddenly seeing him moving..

Continuing to the real news of the day (though it seems like fiction half of the time), focus is now turning on how Thomas Duncan got inot the United States. The Washington POST is giving us an hour by hour synopsis of what happen…