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THE FIFTH OF JULY.. Life goes on.. Saturday morning cartoons

THE DAY AFTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS.. THE DAY AFTER ANOTHER YEAR BEING OLDER. The national hangover.. America the brave is another year in age..
July 4th seemed a little blue this year, a little down. But maybe that's just me.
Not just me is the news of the moment, presented here for you in brief link form for your perusing pleasure:

This is an amazing study and important to showcase how much we are changing: People would rather hurt themselves than spend 15 minutes in a room with nothing to do.. that's what researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard University concluded after studying 200 people and reactions to being alone.. We are at a point where meditation in the West is dying fast.. 15 minutes alone is not much time.. But we just can't do it.

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain..

SIRIUS XM is making some big news for firing Anthony Cumia of the popular "OPIE AND ANTHONY" radio program. He posted a series of racially charged tweets .…

THE FIFTH OF JULY.. Life goes on.. Saturday morning cartoons

THE DAY AFTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS.. THE DAY AFTER ANOTHER YEAR BEING OLDER. The national hangover.. America the brave is another year in age..
July 4th seemed a little blue this year, a little down. But maybe that's just me.
Not just me is the news of the moment, presented here for you in brief link form for your perusing pleasure:

This is an amazing study and important to showcase how much we are changing: People would rather hurt themselves than spend 15 minutes in a room with nothing to do.. that's what researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard University concluded after studying 200 people and reactions to being alone.. We are at a point where meditation in the West is dying fast.. 15 minutes alone is not much time.. But we just can't do it.

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain..

SIRIUS XM is making some big news for firing Anthony Cumia of the popular "OPIE AND ANTHONY" radio program. He posted a series of racially charged tweet…
AIN'T THAT AMERICA
AIN'T THAT AMERICA
AMERICA.. THE.. WHAT?


JULY 4, 2014
AMERICA STRONGER AND BETTER? 

238 YEARS YOUNG--HOW MANY MORE TO GO?
AMERICA.. THE.. WHAT?


JULY 4, 2014
AMERICA STRONGER AND BETTER? 

238 YEARS YOUNG--HOW MANY MORE TO GO?

Fiery fourth news of the world

Some fourth of July happenings, abbreviated for space and time.. and because you don't have time to read it all--not the guts to view the worst of the worst on a day that should celebrate the best of the best in the United States (where the majority of my hits come from and where I live) .. But besides that, here's a few headlines taking shape and making waves:
Hurricane Arthur made landfall as a strong storm in North Carolina in the early hours of Fourth of July.. Heavy rain, high winds, and rip currents will grace the entire day for those affected by the storm along the East Coast.. At that point, Nova Scotia may be the next in line for strong winds and flooding.. according to reports live from the scene, the state dodged most of Arthur's bullet because the hurricane cracked limbs and rattled homes, but then left the scene..
Let's contemplate the serious nature of this news for a moment: Drug resistant TB, dengue fever, and Ebola, are now all in the United States. Vari…

Fiery fourth news of the world

Some fourth of July happenings, abbreviated for space and time.. and because you don't have time to read it all--not the guts to view the worst of the worst on a day that should celebrate the best of the best in the United States (where the majority of my hits come from and where I live) .. But besides that, here's a few headlines taking shape and making waves:
Hurricane Arthur made landfall as a strong storm in North Carolina in the early hours of Fourth of July.. Heavy rain, high winds, and rip currents will grace the entire day for those affected by the storm along the East Coast.. At that point, Nova Scotia may be the next in line for strong winds and flooding.. according to reports live from the scene, the state dodged most of Arthur's bullet because the hurricane cracked limbs and rattled homes, but then left the scene..
Let's contemplate the serious nature of this news for a moment: Drug resistant TB, dengue fever, and Ebola, are now all in the United States. Va…

The fourth of July

It's my hope that you will have an amazing day, recall the notion  behind America, and watch fireworks blaze as they soar high above your head.. as fireflies take flight and light up the night.

A few odds and ends..

This was the ending of my local town's fireworks show last night:





















Don't think anyone was hurt, the newspapers today had nothing even about the explosion. It happened during the grand finale.. a massive explosion and the heat from it was actually able to be felt from my family's position. I posted the photo on Facebook, and someone who is 'in the know' with the fire department said "that was awesome!!!"  That leads me only to assume that no one was hurt and it was quite the laugh session.

But to think such a potentially disastrous moment of pyrotechnics is funny is to assume no dangers will ever happen to you. Clearly they never watched the early 1990s Clinton Administration oddity of blowing up mannequins, broadcast on CSPAN and now oin GIF fo…

The fourth of July

It's my hope that you will have an amazing day, recall the notion  behind America, and watch fireworks blaze as they soar high above your head.. as fireflies take flight and light up the night.

A few odds and ends..

This was the ending of my local town's fireworks show last night:





















Don't think anyone was hurt, the newspapers today had nothing even about the explosion. It happened during the grand finale.. a massive explosion and the heat from it was actually able to be felt from my family's position. I posted the photo on Facebook, and someone who is 'in the know' with the fire department said "that was awesome!!!"  That leads me only to assume that no one was hurt and it was quite the laugh session.

But to think such a potentially disastrous moment of pyrotechnics is funny is to assume no dangers will ever happen to you. Clearly they never watched the early 1990s Clinton Administration oddity of blowing up mannequins, broadcast on CSPAN and now oin GI…

THE THIRD OF JULY FIREWORKS

Fourth of July eve.. a smattering of news from the planet earth and beyond. Presented without fanfare or fireworks, ragged flags or post-industrial-America consternation. Just the facts ma'am. With random sentences of personal opining thrown in for fun.

Here is what I care about today, and perhaps what you should, too


The East Coast has been watching for a few days.. and now plans will be changed. Tropical Storm Arthur became a hurricane just in time for the Fourth of July.. It wasn't born on the fourth of July but it will be dangerous on it.. Thus far we know this: The storm is strengthening.. Hurricane hunters have been investigating. The pressure is dropping and winds have increased--80mph, up from 75.. the movement is shifting North Northeast..


The turn is beginning, which promises much of the storm to stay above land and the other portion, the outer bands, to strike the outer banks.. Continue to watch this storm as it develops.

Vacationers are fleeing..
A reminder for not o…

THE THIRD OF JULY FIREWORKS

Fourth of July eve.. a smattering of news from the planet earth and beyond. Presented without fanfare or fireworks, ragged flags or post-industrial-America consternation. Just the facts ma'am. With random sentences of personal opining thrown in for fun.

Here is what I care about today, and perhaps what you should, too


The East Coast has been watching for a few days.. and now plans will be changed. Tropical Storm Arthur became a hurricane just in time for the Fourth of July.. It wasn't born on the fourth of July but it will be dangerous on it.. Thus far we know this: The storm is strengthening.. Hurricane hunters have been investigating. The pressure is dropping and winds have increased--80mph, up from 75.. the movement is shifting North Northeast..


The turn is beginning, which promises much of the storm to stay above land and the other portion, the outer bands, to strike the outer banks.. Continue to watch this storm as it develops.

Vacationers are fleeing..
A reminder for n…

Arthur crowned

Just in time for the Fourth of July (timing is impeccable, Mother Nature).. A storm may strike the Carolina's and could, if the pattern persists, roll up the east coast for fourth July weekend ..

This is the latest information from the National Hurricane Center ..

Obviously watching Arthur as it continues to develop.. The chances seem to be increasing for a hurricane hit..

Undoubtedly plans are in the process of changing for lots of people.

Keep updated, and check back here.. While I cannot promise expert weather analysis I can promise to pay attention and update the situation as warranted..



Arthur crowned

Just in time for the Fourth of July (timing is impeccable, Mother Nature).. A storm may strike the Carolina's and could, if the pattern persists, roll up the east coast for fourth July weekend ..

This is the latest information from the National Hurricane Center ..

Obviously watching Arthur as it continues to develop.. The chances seem to be increasing for a hurricane hit..

Undoubtedly plans are in the process of changing for lots of people.

Keep updated, and check back here.. While I cannot promise expert weather analysis I can promise to pay attention and update the situation as warranted..



What will be 2014's shot heard around the world?

World tensions: North Korea, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine »It’s amazing to see the amount of conflagration across the planet earth right now. in 1914, there was a ‘shot heard around the world’ as Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated.. that event was the historical blame for the trigger that began World War I—the ‘war to end all wars.’ The end never came.. but a second world war did..  Will the events of 2014, one hundred years on, lead to world war 3? Are we ripe for another strange occurrence to electrify the current charge of the planet?  There seem to be so many battles right now, and so many needless deaths. Brutal, and disgusting kills.. sickening events as the devil incarnate advances throughout the continents of the planet. But…what will be that ‘trigger’ that begins the next big conflict? The war to end all wars, 21st century style?

What will be 2014's shot heard around the world?

World tensions: North Korea, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine »It’s amazing to see the amount of conflagration across the planet earth right now. in 1914, there was a ‘shot heard around the world’ as Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated.. that event was the historical blame for the trigger that began World War I—the ‘war to end all wars.’ The end never came.. but a second world war did..  Will the events of 2014, one hundred years on, lead to world war 3? Are we ripe for another strange occurrence to electrify the current charge of the planet?  There seem to be so many battles right now, and so many needless deaths. Brutal, and disgusting kills.. sickening events as the devil incarnate advances throughout the continents of the planet. But…what will be that ‘trigger’ that begins the next big conflict? The war to end all wars, 21st century style?

Back UNDER THE DOME

Back under the dome.. maybe this season will at least start a bit better: Stephen King apparently wrote episode 1..
UNDER THE DOME returns tonight to CBS at 10pm. This time, according to Stephen King himself, no one under the dome is safe.. but will we be safe to watch? The original season was awful.. Maybe this go around a new and more vibrant DOME awaits. King writes.. We will see. Don't get me wrong.. it's great to see King's books make it on TV... But the first season of UNDER THE DOME was as bad as his book--I never liked it, as a matter of fact, it perhaps was my least favorite among his many. But... I am going to watch SEASON 2 with hope.. hope that things improve and life under the dome is weirder, creepier, and more laden with better acting. Really.. is that too much to ask?

Back UNDER THE DOME

Back under the dome.. maybe this season will at least start a bit better: Stephen King apparently wrote episode 1..
UNDER THE DOME returns tonight to CBS at 10pm. This time, according to Stephen King himself, no one under the dome is safe.. but will we be safe to watch? The original season was awful.. Maybe this go around a new and more vibrant DOME awaits. King writes.. We will see. Don't get me wrong.. it's great to see King's books make it on TV... But the first season of UNDER THE DOME was as bad as his book--I never liked it, as a matter of fact, it perhaps was my least favorite among his many. But... I am going to watch SEASON 2 with hope.. hope that things improve and life under the dome is weirder, creepier, and more laden with better acting. Really.. is that too much to ask?

Case of the Mondays

Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese Ambassador to both Switzerland and Senegal, explained that the ground beneath the plant’s Unit 4 is gradually sinking, and that the entire structure is very likely on the verge of complete collapse.. that compelling information is all but being ignored by the entire world
ISIS Declares New Islamist Caliphate.. Statehood and demands of allegiance from other organizations..

Islamic law 101: What does Caliphate mean?
The latest information now revealed on Justin Ross Harris, the father accused of purposely killing his child by keeping him in a locked car and then stating he forget, may have a partner in crime: Word is now that the mother of the child also searched online for how deaths of children occur in vehicles..

Virginia man claims to have taken a shot of a beast named Bigfoot.. Skeptics say the image is a tree trunk. Randy O'Neal thinks he has a proof and dares people to say the shot's a fake..

DAWN OF THE RED PLANET review by VARIETY..

Befo…

Case of the Mondays

Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese Ambassador to both Switzerland and Senegal, explained that the ground beneath the plant’s Unit 4 is gradually sinking, and that the entire structure is very likely on the verge of complete collapse.. that compelling information is all but being ignored by the entire world
ISIS Declares New Islamist Caliphate.. Statehood and demands of allegiance from other organizations..

Islamic law 101: What does Caliphate mean?
The latest information now revealed on Justin Ross Harris, the father accused of purposely killing his child by keeping him in a locked car and then stating he forget, may have a partner in crime: Word is now that the mother of the child also searched online for how deaths of children occur in vehicles..

Virginia man claims to have taken a shot of a beast named Bigfoot.. Skeptics say the image is a tree trunk. Randy O'Neal thinks he has a proof and dares people to say the shot's a fake..

DAWN OF THE RED PLANET review by VARIETY..

Be…