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Drama drama drama.. As the desert turns

Drama drama drama.. As the desert turnsSuch drama with the Art Bell show, all of the time.It started with this:It followed with Leo Ashcroft leaving the program and the network over whatever disagreements exist behind the scenes.. then the former newscaster went on Facebook to complain he wasn’t paid and lots of other things about Bell.Then Bell said this,

The truth is Leo made lots of money. The real deal was he got paid by the commercial’s that ran in his newscast and it was a lot. On top of that he got 1% of total ad revenue which was about to be raised to 2 % but he quit because he said he could not get along with Keith. After I told the exact truth at the start of the show last night he now hates me I see. The guy is in total meltdown mode. I feel sorry for him. As for the offer he said he got from Coast, that was told first to Amy because he wanted to take her along with him but she refused. He also told Heather about it both on the phone and In print (which she has) and finally …

LAUREN C. WILLIAMS: Silicon Valley’s Newest App Is Likely To Aid Bigots, Destroy Privacy

The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search early Saturday across Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away from the sprawling archipelago

The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search early Saturday across Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away from the sprawling archipelagoFrom the AP:Officials said the crew - 28 Americans and five Poles - earlier reported they had been able to contain the flooding. The Coast Guard said it had covered more than 850 square miles in its search so far.“We’re going to go and try and save lives. We’re going to push it to the operational limits as far as we can,” Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor said of rescue efforts.Fedor said there were 20- to 30-foot (up to 9-meter) waves in the area, and that heavy winds could have destroyed the ship’s communications equipment. The ship went missing when Joaquin was a Category 4 storm. The hurricane has since weakened to a Category 3.
This is a real image of the ‘Halloween’ version of the Whopper from Burger King.There’s mixed reaction..I somewhat think the colors accurately reflect the quality of product you’re consuming anyway.. perhaps even more shows the decay of flesh that takes place in your stomach as the rotting corpse of meat breaks apart before excretion..Happy meatless Halloween.

Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) - The Atlantic

Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) - The AtlanticAn amazing article from the ATLANTIC and how we are ruining our children in comparison to how other countries do their educating..
My son will be 5 soon.. I don’t want him ruined.
I want him to live the way Helsinki does.
Please leaders of the free world, stop ruining our kids.

Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by asteroid and volcano

Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by asteroid and volcano

Now, a team of Berkeley-based scientists are suggesting a sort of compromise, and one based on facts and data rather than attempts to smooth over tensions. According to a recent study that will soon be published in Science, researchers suggest that the asteroid impact may have accelerated the volcano explosions, and the combined fallout from both catastrophes may have been what ultimately drove the dinosaurs extinct. It’s even possible that the asteroid impact on its own would not have been powerful enough to wipe out the dinosaurs.


A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.

OREGON SHOOTING AT SCHOOL CAMPUS

A 20-year-old man opened fire on the campus at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday in Snyder hall. Kortney Moore was in a writing class when a shot came through the window. Her teacher was shot in the head. The shooter came inside and told people to get on the ground. He then told people to get up and state their religion, and opened fire, the local paper reports.

Joaquin has strengthened significantly and continues to hover near the Bahamas on Thursday. This delay has altered the forecast track. Other weather systems impacting Joaquin will be in slightly different positions as a result.

Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in Syria

Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in SyriaReuters reporting, Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters.

This is quickly escalating..
Remember when people thought the world would end September 28? Maybe that date was just the beginning of the end times..
This scenario, a EURO model projection, would be much better for lives and limbs along the east coast as opposed to the westward model of the GFS.. Days to go.
Time will tell..
But early prognostications that stated Joaquin would be Sandy part 2 were fear porn and irresponsible..

Russian strikes again expose US disarray

Russian strikes again expose US disarray He AFP reports:

As US Secretary of State John Kerry was in New York trying to coordinate with his Kremlin opposite number Sergei Lavrov, a Russian officer contacted the US embassy in Baghdad.
His message was simple: Russian jets are about to launch air strikes in Syria, please stay out of their way.
Kerry quickly protested to Lavrov that this was not in the spirit of Moscow’s promise to agree a “de-confliction” mechanism to ensure Russian flights do not interfere with US-led operations.
But the strikes were already underway, potentially altering the balance of power in Syria back in favor of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and Washington was looking at a fait accompli.

CANNIBAL FLOPS TO TRANSYLVANIA SLOP

Horror flop this weekend: Eli Roth's ode to cannibal horror called THE GREEN INFERNO averaged $955 per theater.. the film is graphic and has a 38 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Reviewers have not been kind, either, calling the film awful..

People with strong stomachs may enjoy the movie. Others may turn away--and it would appear they did if the numbers hold up.. INFERNO appears likely to finish even lower that THE VISIT in its second week in box offices..

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is set for number 1 this weekend..

MARS NEWS CONFERENCE SET BY NASA

NASA has sent lots of people into a tizzy over the announcement thety say is coming that will 'solve' a mystery about Mars..

The space agency says a major announcement is coming Monday, a news conference is set for 11:30am ET adn will be broadcast on NASA TV and its website--hopefully it the news is big enough, people will ignore Donald Trump for five minutes and actually give the space agency some time on the major networks..

If it's HUGE enough, NBC should do the Chimes of Death and give us a special report on their affiliates. Of course it would have to be big news for the Chimes to play.

Perhaps water on Mars is.. or life.. or evidence, conclusive evidence, of either..

One common joke has emerged on the Twitters: NASA found astronaut Mark Watney. Watney is the name of the fictional astronaut stranded on Mars in the movie THE MARTIAN.

While people are in a frenzy with speculation, a part of me thinks this will be just be a ho-hum news conference with little information …

Pea soup or CGI?

The power of Christ compels me to not like remakes.. but there is so much hype and hope over the EXORCIST remake that I will hope it's good, too.

The question for me: Will the vomit scene by CGI or will they rely on the old fashioned pea soup method..?

NIC CAGE on PAY THE GHOST and the 2% paranormal activity theory

Nic Cage interviewed on his new horror movie PAY THE GHOST .. the star also talked about the horror genre in general.

 He said, 'I certainly would have participated more in what you call “straight-up horror” if I had been given the opportunities to participate in them earlier on in my career'..

Read more on this. I am with Cage, especially on the slasher body count idea..

 Some more media interviews of Cage yielded this interesting factoid about his true thoughts of the paranormal in general: Esquire talked to him about PAY THE GHOST and also his own personal fears.. "I would say that I'm 98 percent skeptical, but the other 2 percent [is] open for the possibility of things." ..

On the question of whether he experienced the paranormal, Cage responded, "Nothing I would be able to discuss on public record. I'm not going there" ..

Sounds like he may not be doing any Celebrity Ghost Story show, but there may be a basis for the 2%.. I think there is a bas…

When we elevate children to political stardom

A 13-year-old makes national headlines after he claimed he was blocked by the @POTUS Twitter account. CJ Pearson is an immediate success with conservatives for his youthful attacks on the President and Democrats.. He's a black teen who has been swelling in popularity.. But now it appears that the teen in stardom fever either punked his fans or was punked himself, with no evidence pointing at an unfollow conspiracy.. And more: This young intelligent (I will give him that) teen wants people to sign a petition to meet with Obama--this is the reason, Pearson says, he was banned...

SUPERMOON WEEKEND

It's the SUPERMOON weekend..here is a quick instructional story on how to take the best pictures of the red moon rising and shadowed by the earth..

The supermoon must see on Sunday: A celestial event that will not happen for another 18 years..

The Mormons are freaked..

Speaking of prophecy..
The Islamic propechies that don't jive with ISIS.. Makes me hum the tune in my head by John Lennon and sing aloud 'imagine no religion'...

The Pope's Excellent American Vacation comes to Philly. And then Francis met Marky Mark

The major story this week was the Papal visit.. covered here a bit too..

There remains a few last minute articles to contemplate regarding the Pope before he goes back to Rome..

Among them:
Did Philadelphia go *way* overboard with security? I know few things not mentioned in the USA TODAY article.. I would argue, based off of what I know, it was beyond overboard and almost paranoid.. Maybe they were listening to the prophecies about end times, or even the Mormons fretting about the Sunday blood moon. The pope has also showcased his energy during his excellent American adventure, but he is now weary and walking with a limp--and caught on camera stumbling up the steps..

 I think people so often forget his age..

But there was one last Papal moment, at this point, that I need desreves some notes..

It's this: Actor Mark Wahlberg hosted an event attended by Pope Francis in Philly.. He also made a joke about the raunchy movie 'TED' in front of Francis..

After Bobby Hill, 14, of th…