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The year Santa was saved

The year was 1961.. The Soviet Union was rumored to have begun a plan to test nuclear weapons at the North Pole. An 8-year-old named Michelle Rochon was motivated by the fear of this potential issue and she wrote then President John F. Kennedy a letter. Her words were simple.. she was a child with a pencil and a nerve-wracked mind.. She said,
Dear Mr. Kennedy,

Please stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole because they will kill Santa Claus. I am 8 years old. I am in the third grade at Holy Cross School.

Yours truly,

Michelle Rochon
John F. Kennedy responded to that letter after she wrote it..
The full text was republished this week by the Kennedy Library:
The text in full:
I was glad to get your letter about trying to stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole and risking the life of Santa Claus.

I share your concern about the atmospheric testing of the Soviet Union, not only for the North Pole but for countries throughout the world; not only for Santa Claus but for people throughout…

Saturday Night's Main Events

THE NERVOUS WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS: DID YOU BUY ENOUGH MATERIAL POSSESSIONS TO QUENCH THE YEARLY SLAVE LABOR MANUFACTURED GOODS DESIRES?

The weekend is descending.. Nervous shoppers are undoubtedly expressing their panic in stores across America. Maybe.

I heard an ad for KOHL’s today.. they are apparently set to treat their employees to 24/7 operations from this weekend until Christmas.. Before you rage against the machine, ask yourself this: Will people buy it? Literally.. will shoppers dress in their Christmas best and sweat in malls or are they done.. Have they clicked away until their bank accounts have been drained?

I note that there is hardly a peep from anyone about what the holiday shopping season will be shaping up like monetarily this year.

That may very well be on purpose.. I think the traditional stores are done.
We are living in a transformational age. We want to buy our items differently and just maybe buy smarter. Wiser..

Or am I missing the boat here?

From the people I have discussed these issues with, there is still a great generational divide. People aged higher still like brick and mortar.. those under 40 …

Just a few Friday night headlines

The annual..

The HORROR REPORT is working on its typical year in review.. Photographs, predictions, and the best and worst.

Expect the 'selfie stick' to make an appearance in some fashion..

As well as many other things and events..

Coming soon to a web viewing device near you.. Stay tuned..

THE MINDLESSNESS OF MEDIOCRITY

There are times when you’re upset by your turmoils and troubles–moments when you feel like you’re at the center of the world.. where you’re the actor on the giant stage.. Suddenly, though, you realize that the planet will go on without you. You notice finally, after much ado about nothing, that your stage is filled with scenery but not an audience member is in sight.. Instead, you’re alone. Just a human bag of bones, a pile of often useless and mediocre memories.. You’re suddenly dashed of hopes, dreams..

And then a burst of newness comes into your life..
Maybe a new job.
Perhaps a job that will pay you more–exceptionally more compared to your current state of budgetary constraints. It’s just what the doctor ordered to get you back into the limelight again, to make your sad pile of bones come alive like a macabre dancer of the other world. You’re filled with exuberance and happiness, glee and gladness.

Until you realize, that mediocrity is not all that bad.

The job pays more–mighty high do…

SONY PULLS THE INTERVIEW!

THE INTERVIEW was set to be the raunchy comedy for Christmas night.. but now that the GUARDIANS OF PEACE scared theater chains across the country with a ‘remember’ September 11th threat, SONY has pulled the film altogether..

This statement now from SONY:
“Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.

“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” it continues. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
While there is not yet a decision on how the movie will be released or if theaters will ever show it, this news is major.. This is unprecedented.. a major movie company losing a battle in the cyber …

Bloody mourning in Pakistan

Pakistan has begun three days of mourning in the aftermath of one of the most disgusting attacks on children that has taken place in humanity’s recent history.. The Taliban attack on the government school yesterday in Peshawar ended with 145 dead. Most of those brutal killings including shots in the head and beheadings were suffered by children..



Today the Taliban is attempting to provide justification for the senseless atrocities committed on the most innocent.. They said that the children murdered ‘aspired to follow their fathers’ footsteps’ and join into the army to target militants..  Even more, they say that the killings were to avenge the deaths that children in tribal areas suffered at the hands of other fighters.

Others believe that it may be a sign of desperation.. attackers targeting the most vulnerable and easily able to prey on isn’t brave or courageous, but instead horrendous in theory.

Others believe that the attack could very well be a response to Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel …

NYC "INTERVIEW" premiere canceled

Last night we reported that Seth Rogen and James Franco canceled public appearances in the wake of the SONY hacker threat attacks on movie theaters that showed movie THE INTERVIEW. Now, only days before the planned Christmas day release of the North Korea parody film, SONY’s screening of the movie at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City has been called off..

Sony was not planning on canceling–it was the theater that made the call.

In a sick sense, the publicity this film is getting ensures it will be a blazing box office success. If theaters decide to show it.. Either way, it will have a long shelf life if there are still shelves that house movies. Otherwise a streaming success for future years to come..

The Guardians of Peace threat has garnered more attention than even the Sony hacked documents–perhaps that’s equally fine for Sony since they don’t have to be as worried and red-faced about embarrassing or even racist emails being exchanged by top executives..

But now the big decis…

Movie theaters now being threatened by Sony hackers!

The Sony hackers are now hinting that terror attacks could take place at theaters that show "The Interview"

For several weeks now, Sony has battled leaks and other public relations disasters that have developed in the aftermath of the big hack attack which took place on their company...

This website asked the question: is this an act of war? If North Korea funded the hacker group, was it state-sponsored cyber terrorism?

The act of war question has just intensified.. The "guardians of peace" group perpetrated he act and is now declaring that any movie theater that shows this movie on Christmas may suffer a terror attack.. .

Their message reads in part

The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.) Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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VARIETY REPORTS THIS…

A revenge? Taliban attack is a response to Malala and her peace prize

THE IBTIMES HAS MORE ON THAT .. It's an assertion and explanation that makes sense in a very sick way..

The horrors are only beginning to become known--teachers burning, execution style shootings, and children being beheaded ..

I am both sickened and saddened by the information coming out.. I may need to break with the news for an hour or more to clear my mind of the evil clutter that this disgusting day has brought to it..

Malala speaks

Malala Yousafzai: 'I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us. Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this'

Anyone with an ounce of goodness has had their psyche shattered by the horrific events in Pakistan today..

I fear the full extent of this horror is yet to be fully realized ..

More on the Pakistan horror

Malala is speaking out, rightly saying that the most innocent have no place in the horror being seen at this school in Pakistan..

Even more.. Not only were some children shot execution style one by one, but this happened too: a teacher was set on fire with gasoline and children were made to watch the teac

Attack on children in Pakistan

More than 126 people, most of them children, have been killed after a group of gunmen stormed an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

The number of the injured is quickly rising.. As is the casualty count of the dead..

The vast majority of those dead are
Children.

This from the Associated Press dispatch only minutes prior to this post being written:
The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which has children and teenagers in grades 1-10.

The horrific violence, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, also sent dozens of wounded flooding into local hospitals as terrified parents searched for their children.
Sone children were shot execution style one by one, according to witnesses who escaped..

Government troops arrived at the school and exchanged gunfire.. At least 500 were in the school when large explosions were heard..

There are…

There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago

The title of this post is a line from a famous Christmas song that you undoubtedly have heard *(maybe too much*) yet again this year.. Andy Williams' classic IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR has a series of nostalgic verses about the season our calenders currently inhabit.. The most wonderful time of year, he concludes with his melody.. But that one line, that 'scary ghost stories' reference, has often been overlooked and ignored..

Some may think Williams is talking about Charles Dickens and his CHRISTMAS CAROL, Scrooge's ghosts of the past present and future coming to haunt in the dead of night..

But the story goes much deeper. That one line in a song lyric has much more meaning for the season than anyone really understands.

The HORROR REPORT often focused in on this Christmas tenet for years..   We talked a lot about Krampus, that pesky demonic figure who scares the goodness into kids this time of year.. And we also focused on those scary ghost stories..

For thos…

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:

THE HORROR REPORT IS WATCHING THE DEVELOPMENTS IN SYDNEY..

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 ligh…

ALL EYES DOWN UNDER

The world is paying close attention to the breaking news events taking place in Sydney Australia today..  Several hours ago, a hostage situation developed at a cafe in the city.. A gunman has at least 10 hostages--several have escaped since the high tension began .. Police are said to know the name of the suspect--as do various media sources, but officials are asking the free press to keep a lid on some information for the time being..

The location of crisis: The Lindt Chocolate Shop..

At this point, some word has escaped the cafe.. The hostage taker, we have learned, is of Middle Eastern background and has apparently asking for an ISIS flag in exchange for a hostage.. Even more, the man is forcing hostages to stand with their faces and bodies pressed against a glass window of the cafe for several hours at a time.

As nightfall descends on Australia, the gunman and hostages are not in the dark--a hostage reportedly turned off the lights. No doubt by order of the captor..

The White House is…

The Kent state: Seeing horror through the eyes of a new scream queen

BABADOOK is being marketed with a keen eye.. viral is king. Slow paced and low key.. It's working quite well. Media source after source, horror sites, and general entertainment icons are all praising this film..

The way you know it's working: People talked about it before it was out. And when it came out. And... People are STILL talking about the BABADOOK, the horror movie of the year according to many.. the WASHINGTON POST interviewed the director of the film, Jennifer Kent.

A few noteworthy comments from Kent include,
“A lot of people, when I spoke to them, as a woman, and said, ‘Oh, I’m directing a horror film,’ it was like I was directing a snuff film or porno or something terrible,” she says. “The view on horror is that bad”. And “Women do love watching scary films. It’s been proven, and they’ve done all the tests. The demographics are half men, half women. And we know fear. It’s not like we can’t explore the subject.”  
The movies making the biggest impression on KENT were …

Warm Sunday mornning sidewalk good tidings: Holiday fear

The HORROR REPORT went back to black. We left the white background after a number of user complaints and reader gripes.. They didn't like the new design we had for about three weeks. While I did, I decided that the readers' happiness is worth more than mine.
So back to black we go.
Welcome to the new old new old HORROR REPORT on a Sunday morning.

Speaking of Sunday morning, here's your sidewalk.. complete with noteworthy headlines and things that matter.
A sleeping city sidewalk.. and Sunday morning coming down.

What is ruining Christmas this year? Creepy targeted advertisements, popping up on computers and giving away secrets .. We already know the secrets of advertisers: They spy and pry into every portion of our lives. But now they are stealing Christmas. I think Bill O'Reilly should write a book about them..


2014 has been the year of the paranormal in mainstream news.. Another story adds to the flavor: A ''possessed'' Argentine singer claims that she has …

Predictive programming, or reaching high into the sky?

Here is some cool conspiracy for your Sunday..

The theory behind this video: Predictive programming in BACK TO THE FUTURE.

The YOUTUBE video is well done, it gives us in depth coverage of Marty's "Twin Pines" mall warnings about terrorists, and constant 9/11's appearing in the movie.. of course numbers had to be inverted for that to be true.. There's also the all seeing Illuminati eye.

The one part that got me a bit was the flames of the time traveling car looking like an 11 while a symbol for a fake store looked like a 9.

But for this video to be truly predictive programming screaming to viewers that a terrorist attack would occur on September 11 almost 20 years later, a lot of other things would have to be true, too.. Not to downplay those interesting numeric idiosyncrasies..

The filmmakers of BACK TO THE FUTURE would have had to be in the know. Robert Zemeckis, the writer and director, was apart of this conspiracy. So .. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. THE POLAR EXPRESS, …