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NEWS ROUNDUP FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 2015


Dire predictions are over.. my world did not end. Did yours? The detractors may say that the end times could still happen any day at any time--even up until the blood moon on Sunday. Which saddens me a bit . I checked the weather.. That night, while the full red moon gets eclipsed, it looks like it will be cloudy. With a chance of End Times.

The news of the day may not be as dire as fireballs reigning from the sky, but as usual, it's a collection of the insane and inane, tragic and wondrous all at the same time..


Stampede at Hajj kills up to 700--the death toll is still climbing.. MORE: Journalist Khaled Al-Maeena said he believes pilgrims rushing to finish could have been the main reason for the stampede. "People like to do the first stoning in the morning," he told CNN from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia...

New Yorkers have two choices: See the Pope. Or buy a new iPhone..

Putin plans campaign against ISIS without or without the United States..

A new study says that Americans eat all day long..

The newest MUPPETS show coming to ABC is being called 'perverted' by a conservative group ONE 
MILLION MOMS..


Family credits Pope Francis with healing baby..

Modern man: Art Bell has a YouTube channel..

From the BBC: A question for the future and the ages. Who owns outer space? I would tend to think that if other life forms dominate space, we never will own it and certainly better not try buying..

BEN CARSON says the idea of evolution is from 'hell'..


New images from Mars have, as usual, caused a sensation.. Could this circular stone formation be the Stonehenge of the Red Planet? Could it be the remnants of a past civilization, death from a climactic change? Could it be..stones?


Video emerges showing cops in Delaware shooting a man in a wheel chair.. A relative calls the death an execution.. Cops say he had a gun. A relative says he had a book bag..


This is a cool story.. the famous MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH is back.. Would you be willing to try giving a call to number 760-733-9969? If so, who knows you will answer..

What it's like to be a horror movie scream queen..

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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…

THE UNLUCK OF THE IRISH: TROPICAL STORM MAY HIT IRELAND!!

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 …

WE LEFT CAMPION OFF THE ARMY BASE AND NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN ARNETT.. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND STU REDMAN..

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…