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Happy Saturday from a scary place. To your scary place. And everywhere in between ..


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Rare earthquake in CHICAGO!

The earthquake occurred at a depth of about 5 miles.. It was a minor 2.9--but minor is meaningless when you consider the location, a city that isn't equipped or ready to handle shaking of much measure..

Reports indicate a loud and thunderous sound also accompanied the quake as it rattled the nerves of the windy--and shaky--city..

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CO-PILOT IDENTIFIED..

French prosecutor Brice Robin gave further chilling details of the final ten minutes in the cockpit before the Airbus A320 plunged into the French Alps killing 150 people. Revealing data extracted from the black box voice recorder, he said the co-pilot - named as 28-year-old German Andreas Günter Lubitz - locked his captain out after the senior officer left the cockpit.

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THE CO-PILOT was alive and breathing when the plane crashed .. The latest news accounts state that it was an 11 minute descent--not 8 or 18 as previously reported.. According to prosecutors commenting on the voice recording, the final 11 minutes inside the cockpit were calm, with Lubitz showing no trace of panic as he prepared to mass murder 150 people, including innocent children..

According to prosecutors, screaming could be heard on the audio recording only in the last few minutes, and death was instantaneous for those on board when the plane crashed. Whether that is true or not, perhaps we'll never know.. It certainly is easier for humans to digest the idea that death is unknown rather than an 11 minute knowing of the doom to come..

DRAMATIC GERMANWINGS DEVELOPMENTS: ALL INFORMATION POINTS TO PURPOSELY TAKE DOWN

News agencies are blasting information around the world today that the Germanwings Flight 9525 which crashed over the French Alps was most likely taken down on purpose..

Last night, it was revealed that a pilot was locked out of the cabin and audible noises were heard of him trying to break the doors--all of this as the flight glided to the hell on earth for 18 minutes. A plane filled with 150 innocent people, including high school and two infants..

NBC NEWS broke into regular programming this morning with the chimes of doom to report that prosecutors are claiming the pilot took the plane down intentionally..

The entire narrative has changed.. the story of this plane crash has turned much more sinister with these developments..

 

One pilot was locked out of cabin before Flight 9525 crashed!

This breaking news is being reported by various agencies tonight.. I chose the words from the NEW YORK TIMES as they best describe what stumped officials are contemplating as the search for debris and body aorta continue in the French Alps:


PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.

A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”


The data is providing no answers, only more questions and theories..

Developing..

Bright flashes in Russia

Unexplained flashes are turning the night into day in Russia ..

We reported this when they occurred but more news agencies are picking up on the weird occurrences after midnight on March 17 in the sky above the southern Russian city of Stavropol..

Thanks to dashcams in Russia , the rest of the world has the chance to be perplexed by whatever mystery lights are creating fire in the sky after the midnight hour..


Lots of speculation..pick your favorite conspiracy theory..

2014-YB35. Let's be thankful this will not hit the planet on Friday

Huge asteroid is on near-collision course with Earth..but it will miss. »



Even more troulbing: This fire in the sky is about to skim past Earth this FRIDAY—THIS FRIDAY—at 23,000 MPH..

It will not hit us.. But it’s relatively close and will be viewed by professional and amateur astronomers alike..

It’s also a huge reminder—in size and meaning—of how much is beyond us that can endanger this planet.

While we argue about useless memes and toil away with trouble, the danger lurks in our galaxy. It can strike at any time. So far we’ve been lucky.. But you sure would think by now we would have found a way to find these threats and do something about them …

PENTAGON CONTRACTOR AND DAUGHTER THE TWO AMERICANS KILLED ON FLIGHT 9525

Earlier today it was announced that two Americans were on board flight 9525 when it went down over the French Alps.. Now the names have been revealed:

Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, was a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. 
Daughter Emily was a 2013 graduate and music industry major from Drexel University in Philadelphia 

The family has issued a written statement asking for prayers and privacy...

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THIS IS JESSE EISENBERG AS LEX LUTHER

Eisenberg has been comic relief.. he was Mark Zuckerberg.. and now he will toughen up and play evil in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE..

And he looks foreboding.

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Officials claim doomed Germanwings plane flew to the end..

Remi Jouty, the head of BEA, is quoted by media sources as saying that the debris field in the French Alps where Germanwings flight 9525 crashed is 'not characteristic' of a plane that exploded in mid-air.. MORE: It would be more a plane that broke apart as it hit the ground, the official said..

At this point, investigators are being dropped by helicopter to the site of the crash.. The rugged terrain and weather conditions have complicated matters..

CNN reports, 

Investigators have managed to hear some audio from the flight data recorder, one of two so-called "black boxes" on the flight. The other "black box," the flight data recorder, has not yet been found, Jouty said.


Earlier, French President Francois Hollande said the outside frame of the second "black box" has been found, though not the recorder itself.


Hollywood stars: The next victims of the robot revolution?

Manufacturing and the service industry may be hardest hit during the robot boom happening in the job market.. But who knew that Hollywood stars would face the same peril..

Carolyn Giardina, reporter for the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, has a fascinating article running today about how Paul Walker was digitally created for FURIOUS 7.. Walker died in a tragic accident during filming of the movie, but that doesn't stop his starring role in the film.. HR reports,
Today, it's possible to create an actor entirely from digital composites. The Mill, for example, has completed a 90-second Johnny Walker ad featuring a CG Bruce Lee for agency BBH in China. "We created his entire face in CG and hand-animated that, using shots of the actor for reference," says Shenfield. He believes that a CG actor is an option, as long as artists can create his face convincingly. "The eyes require a lot of work," he says. "Keeping motion continuous in the musculature and the eyes is the key to making it look real."

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Some movies now even create 3D scans of actors as production begins, so that they can make CG doubles for complicated stunt scenes. It's not known if that occurred on Furious 7, but it was done on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Explains VFX supervisor Scott Squires: "If there's any inkling that you might need a scan, they scan the actor at the start of production. I've also heard of certain studios having actors scanned just as an archival thing." That way, 20 years from now, filmmakers would still have access to the likeness of that actor — dead or alive.

That is a huge this, as well.. Just as labor unions in various other industries have had to respond to management phasing out employees for the systematic help of robotic machinery that never needs water breaks or paychecks, perhaps the Actors Union may face the same issue..

CGI is the future. You may not believe what you see.. what you already see isn't real. So why should be the players in the play?

Don't panic. Or panic.

Southern California may face tense moments on Wednesday.. The NOAA will issue a tsunami warning--it may or MAY NOT include the word 'test'..

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The NOAA issued this

Some television systems are programmed to scroll a standard emergency alert text message and in some cases, the message may not contain the word “TEST.” An audio message will say that the message is only a test, but if the volume is turned down or otherwise unheard, viewers may not realize the message is a test.”

This seems to be the year to warn California about urgent needs to prepare for killer quakes.. Movies and television are constant reminders with upcoming summer entertainment featuring California breaking off of the United States. Also official warners from official places are speaking out about upcoming dangers during the next decade when it comes to the chances for quakes or even tsunamis..

Tomorrow will be a test of nerves.. Especially for those who don't know it's a 'test' ..

ADAM LANZA'S HOUSE DEMOLISHED

Accused Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's house has been wiped from the face of the earth.. Making good on promises to destroy it, the town of Newtown Connecticut purchased the 2-acre lot and 3100 square foot home for $1 .. it was torn down and will now be used as an empty space.

According to reports, neighbors wanted the house gone, saying it served as a reminder of the events of December 2012 in Sandy Hook elementary school.

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Everything in the house was already removed prior to the razing. Reports indicate that rugs, curtains, furniture, fixtures, and all the rest were removed from the property and incinerated.

36 Yogananda Drive is now just an address. No home. Just a vacant plot of ground on top of a hill..

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18 MINUTES OF HELL IN THE SKY

Germanwings plane crash: New information suggests that the descent took 18 minutes, not 8 »


A lot of initial reporting on the Germanwings flight crash in the French Alps has been discredited as more information has surfaced.. The initial report yesterday that a mayday distress call was placed was wrong.. And then another issue was reported, that the descent of Flight 9525 took 8 minutes. Instead, new information suggests, it took 18!

John Lichfield with the UK INDEPENDENT reports this for history:
The French environment and transport minister, Ségolène Royal,  said that the crew of the Airbus A320 had stopped responding on radio at 10.30am yesterday when the aircraft was over the Mediterranean.
The aircraft slammed into the sheer side of a mountain in the French Alps soon after 10.48am. For those 18 minutes, it gradually shed height from 28,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet without transmitting any form of distress signal.

This information is also being reported: The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said that so-called “black box” had been damaged in the crash but was “usable”. .. For some reason, I hesitate buying into this at this point. With the number of times official stories have already changed, I wouldn’t doubt a change in this factoid either.

At this point, the results from yesterday’s crash are horrific.. one family last three generations of people. A school lost 16 of its best and brightest children.. The heartache extends to the United States with news that two passengers on the doomed flight were from here..

And a few more things of note as well:

Three generations of one family dead in plane crash..
Mystery: What happened on Flight 9525?
Two people from the United States were on flight..
Weather an issue in search ..

The Big Bang glitch: A shirt circuit at CERN

Today as the Germanwings flight fell to the earth over the French Alps, other news was silently being reported at the Large Hadron Collider. There was a short circuit.. Now the big firing up has been postponed, it is being reported..

This is how Reuters captured the event for historical record:

CERN scientists expressed disappointment at the last-minute problem, in just one of the underground machine’s eight sectors, which have been rewired and checked thoroughly during the closedown. But the research centre’s director general, Rolf Heuer, played down its significance.

“All the signs are good for a great run 2,” he said in a statement. “In the grand scheme of things, a few weeks delay in humankind’s quest to understand our universe is little more than the blink of an eye.”

Scientists and engineers at CERN, mindful of a serious leakage in 2008 which caused a delay of two years in the start-up for the first LHC run, have long insisted that there can be no rushing into full operations.

The eerie coincidence over the French Alps

Presented for your thoughtful consideration, the place where the Plane crashed in the French Alps today was the same exact location where another plane crashed in 1953.. ..

Meanwhile, it was reported today that pilots refusing to fly over the same part of the Alps where this occurred led to several delays and cancellation of flights..

And this is how things work.. Strange coincidences that may not be just chance, and the human reaction and emotion to tragedy..

Today was tragic. All of those lives lost in the 8 minutes to oblivion is awful..

Another day in the life of planet earth..

Germanwings crash theories abound

The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 today is a story only a few hours old. But already theories are advancing online. Conspiracy theories.. One because the trip the plane was making was from Barcelona to Barcelonnette .. Strange, perhaps..

Already, though, it's taking 'flight' online.. That, along with questions of whether scientists were on board, perhaps officials or authorities that someone wanted to 'take out' ..

Another theory actually says that CERN--firing up the Hadron Collider soon to full power--is the reason for the crash.

Some are claiming terrorism.. Some aren't..

There is a link to a foreign news story that reports the crash--but the date on the story is March 22. Two days prior to today. That has fired up a series of theories of conspiracy as well..

We know this:
We don't know.

Already today, the news surrounding the flight crash has changed substantially.

When it was first reported, there were news accounts that a mayday distress call was made. Now it has turned out, according to official statements, that no mayday was made. And then the plane descended for 8 minutes before the final crash into the mountains of the French Alps..

This is a part of why, until the dust clears, I attempt to steer clear of reporting breaking news... we make readers aware, but on the details, it's better to allow the events to play out in real time, as no news source seems to get anything correct..

As for the events of this Germanwings crash: The theories are abounding.. This is the latest in a series of high profile crashes that have seemingly been dominating headlines over the past 14 months..
But crashes happen..

I don't want to authoritatively state any theory on why this crash occurred. To the best of our knowledge, if you believe the reporting of NBC NEWS at least, there is at least one black box recovered from the scene.   In that light, the world hopefully will find out the truth as to why the plane crashed, why no mayday was called out, and why the entire event took 8 minutes. . . just imagine the horror of those 8 minutes.

I think it's fair and proper to question all accounts, all theories, and try to ascertain what events took place. That goes for any events that occur.. But it's premature to conclude a conspiracy.

Sometimes accidents do happen. Just as every crash accident is not a conspiracy, every plane crash is not either.

I have my personal thoughts about Fligth 800 in 1996. I also have my own doubts about Flight 370.. I also think a missile took down the flight in late 2014..

As far as this one? Time will tell.
But there is one thing to note.. If this is not a conspiracy, not terrorism, not inflicted on humans by other humans, then it becomes scarier.. Why? Because it shows how out of luck we can be on this planet.. how cursed we often times are without knowing it.. And how at risk we all are to the dangers that pop up when least expected.

Yes, indeed.. Just as reality is scarier than fiction, 'chance' is much more frightening than conspiracy. Because there's no rhyme or reason or sympathy when you speak about 'chance.'

THE GERMANWINGS CRASH

Disaster: A rescue helicopter flies over wreckage of a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane that crashed between the towns of Barcelonnette and Digne in the French Alps. All 150 people on board - including two babies and 16 children from the same German school - are presumed dead
German official: High school group on crashed Germanwings plane; Spanish school says 16 students involved »



I remember the crash of TWA Flight 800.. I was 16 at the time (and all conspiracy and missile theories aside) that result from that crash was traumatic to my area in Pennsylvania. On Flight 800:  The town of Montoursville PA was ‘in a daze’ after a number of high school kids died on that plane (Source: USA TODAY, 1996)

I would imagine the same ‘daze’ will be happening in whatever school these kids were from—teenagers who were lucky enough to get a chance to see some new parts of the world and now after this tragedy, have perished from our earth..

Germanwings Flight 4U9525: Airbus A320 plane crashes in French Alps en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf »


There was NO mayday..
The plane dived for 8 minutes
NBC news is reporting that at least on black box has been recovered..

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE VIOLENT SOLAR SYSTEM

Just when you think your plight in the grand scheme of things matters a bit, news comes along to give perspective to just how tiny we all are. Today, two examples exist in science news, presented for your review:

Maybe JUPITER is planet x!? There is new information to suggest that the early solar system was made up of giant super earths. And then Jupiter came along to smash things into pieces.. A theory for now, but certainly amazing when considering the mighty explosion something like this could have made..

And this other tale, a little closer to home: The huge Australian impact of an asteroid was so large that it caused cracks to the earth’s core..

When considering the history of our universe, and the ever-changing space around us, it’s pretty amazing that we are even here. That somehow we evolved into the creatures of habit we have.. and somehow still survive in a very hostile existence..

We are somehow alive..

No matter how big of planets of the past crashed and asteroids smashed.

Of course all of that could easily happen again..

THE FRENCH ALPS CRASH: NO SURVIVORS EXPECTED


A passenger jet carrying 152 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said..




Various sources reporting: The crash site was at Meolans-Revels, near the popular ski resort of Pra Loup, according to Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council in southeast France…


There are also reports that the Germanwings Airbus A320 sent out a distress signal prior to the crash.. A long search and rescue operation has now begun, as the crash site is in an extremely mountainous region..


The CEO of the airline said that there were, in all, 152 people on board.  That number includes two babies.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that “we don’t know much about the flight and the crash yet. And we don’t know the cause.”


And more, the AP reporting:



The owner of a campground near the crash site, Pierre Polizzi, said he heard the plane making curious noises shortly before it crashed.


“At 11.30, I heard a series of loud noises in the air. There are often fighter jets flying over, so I thought it sounded just like that. I looked outside, but I couldn’t see any fighter planes,” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “The noise I heard was long – like 8 seconds – as if the plane was going more slowly than a military plane. There was another long noise after about 30 seconds.”



Blood of St Januarius liquefies during Francis’s visit to Naples

read the full story.. http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/03/21/blood-of-st-januarius-liquifies-during-franciss-visit-to-naples/

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This report claims it didn't happen since the 1800s.. it also did not kccur, the Catholic claim goes, when Benedict visited in 2007..

From the Catholic Herald report:

The blood of St Januarius liquefied in the presence of a pope for the first time since 1848 on Saturday.

The blood of the patron saint of Naples, which is normally solid, partially liquefied after Pope Francis kissed the relic during his day trip to the southern Italian city.




FRANCIS ALSO SAID TO SPREAD THE WORLD OF THE EVENT.. the Internet is, with lots of skeptics and doubters raising eyebrows and disagreeable conclusions to the liquidification claims..

SUNDAY MORNING SERIAL

Last night before bed, I made a little mistake in listening to a DARKNESS RADIO true crime show with Dave Schrader featuring the owner of Serial Killer Magazine.

The show was great and interesting. True crime fascinates me … actually scares me.

The intense reality that exists beyond the safety of our locked doors and closed windows is abhorrent, often.  There is much to be written and told of true crime—too much to start now. But I’m curious how many others out there are interested in true crime.. How many people are both fascinated and horrified by the macabre.. and how many fear reality more than fiction?

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