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Case of the week before Christmas week Mondays

Ten days until Christmas. Yeah.. how did that happen?

A collection of news you can use and news you can do without making headlines this Monday December 15, 2014..
Read and weep:


WE ARE ALSO CLOSELY WATCHING THESE EVENTS: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania shootings leave 5 shot and a suspect now barricaded from police..  Police indicate that the shooter and suspect is a male military veteran..

A case of the glowing Monday: A water leak confirmed at Berwick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania..  About 40 minutes up river from me.. how quaint.

President Obama and CIA's Brennan have a uniquely close relationship..  An interesting read from the NEW YORK TIMES..

Holy wood: Yet another "Mary" appears in a tree as hundreds flock..

A Catholic take on something that I think we all feel during Winter: Dark nights.

White House suffers power outage..

21st Century Man: Just a soulless accomplice of machines?

Researchers have now teleported light 15 miles..the furthest length yet..

Climate change is destroying the Outer Banks..

The top oddest medical mysteries of 2014..

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Celeb worship: Babs names Mrs. Clooney as the most fascinating of 2014

Newtown CT families sue gun maker over Sandy Hook..

The SONY hack intensifies.. now the FBI is warning about Iranian hackers..

Sony is NOT HAPPY that media outlets have reported some hacked information.. now they are calling on media outlets to delete files!

Mabe SONY is upset more at the fact that the CEO looks to have a failed vision..

JAMES BOND and SPIDER-MAN compromised by new SONY leaks..

Bill Cosby expects "black media" to stay neutral about the countless number of women accusing him of rape..

Michael Keaton on Ben Affleck's role as BATMAN: "I am Batman. I am very secure in that." 
 To my generation, maybe Mike. The newest movie goers see Christian Bale as the DARK KNIGHT. My mom and dad thought it was Adam West. But at least Keaton is secure in knowing he is a fictitious character--one he played in 1989 and 1992 mind you..

Scientist discover: Birds lost their teeth 116 million years ago.. (and thank God for that)

Share a ghost story this Christmas..




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 …

A dog eat dog afterlife

I read a somewhat moving article on HUFF PARANORMAL about a man who lost his pet dog.. In death, he sought to find the animal’s spirit.. His method was to use a smoke bomb and camera.. The author of the article is sure that he saw the face of his beloved deceased pet on the foggy image..
Before you laugh and mock, there’s two things to note.. First off, science can explain so much. But there’s a cutoff when science stops.. At least at this point. Logic may say that this image is just smoke within smoke.. For for the believer when faith, it’s something more. And science by no means can explain even a morsel of faith., And secondly– perhaps this would be more for pet owners– who didn’t lose an animal and feel the presence of that same beloved pet after death? And even more, I have known a handful of people that claimed per visitation from an afterlife.. In my own circumstance, I fondly remember seeing my dog Newt walk by my door. It was after he died. I had a witness– he saw it but years l…