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The top scary movies for the colder season

DREAD CENTRAL gives us a list of the top movies for the winter season–horror with cold and chill as the background theme of the flick. The list here..

I disagree–you heard that right–with virtually the entire list.

The biggest problem is the lack of inclusion of my all time favorite snow/cold related movie: STORM OF THE CENTURY, by Stephen King. It’s the amazing near day-long experience, one that’s perfect for a night stuck in because of snow or a day held up because of closings.. Andre Linoge walking the streets of a town during a blizzard, looking for what he wants to go away. That’s scary. The list from DREAD CENTRAL, to me at least, not scary.

I am sure you have your favorite too..
Mine will always be the STORM..

2015′s great way to celebrate Thanksgiving: 12 hours of Art Bell

KABC in Los Angeles, the big Cumulus station that recently picked up the MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT Art Bell stream, is offering up 12 hours of programming Thanksgiving that features the best of Art Bell’s radio program.

Perhaps even better news, the programming isn’t being picked at random or a computer, it’s from Bell himself.

From the press release:
BELL said, “We are thrilled to be back on the great 790 KABC, where we had great success.  My loyal fans will love that I’m personally hand picking the best 12 hours of out-of-this-world radio.”

Operations Dir. DREW HAYES added, “This ART BELL special goes great with turkey and stuffing, and is the perfect program for families at home or traveling, to enjoy and be spellbound together.”
- See more at: http://ift.tt/1jdve47

Gobble gobble.

Dolls of death.. dolls of doom.

Dolls of death.. dolls of doom.


Iraqi forces prevented a major Islamic State (previously ISIS/ISIL) attack as they found and disabled 18 booby-trapped dolls with explosives inside just north of the capital Baghdad. The plot targeted Shia Muslims going on an upcoming religious pilgrimage.


This from RT:
The diabolical plan was to scatter all the dolls alongside the road between Baghdad and Karbala during the Arbaeen pilgrimage, which is a Shia Muslim annual religious observance.

Millions of Shia Muslims walk the path every year. In 2014, there was a new record number of pilgrims, totaling 17.5 million people.
I attempt to recoil from news like this. On one hand, if it’s true, it’s depravity at its finest. And on the other side of the coin, it could always be state propaganda from someone who is trying to compel people with morality into a position of war theater.

Regardless, as a whole, there is something chilling about the perversion of children in this world–the suffering of children.. the …

The big wobble? The big shift? The load of bunk?

I often read about the ‘Inuit reports that the earth has wobbled,’ or shifted.. rumors online say that we just aren’t where we used to be. That the sun sets somewhere else..that the moon isn’t looking right in the sky anymore.

Scientists, when they actually talk about it, dismiss it all.. They use reason and logic to say most of these rumors are false..

The website ALL NEWS PIPELINE has been a mainstay in the conspiracy world online for years.. I read it with interest. I take it all with massive grains of salt but often sprinkle on some pepper to ignite my imagination.

November 20, there was a report on the site again talking about this Inuit rumor that the planet has shifted.. After offering up information on weather and showcasing PDFs of letters to Congress, the site asks:


What are they hiding? There are a variety of theories, including HAARP and the geoengineering and weather manipulation causing the atmospheric chaos being seen today. Some believe we are feeling the effects of the mu…

ANONYMOUS STRIKES BACK: SAYS ISIS HAS PLANS TO ATTACK A NUMBER OF SITES INCLUDE WWE SURVIVOR SERIES!

BUSINESS INSIDER REPORTS: ANONYMOUS STRIKES BACK: SAYS ISIS HAS PLANS TO ATTACK A NUMBER OF SITES INCLUDE WWE SURVIVOR SERIES!:

The targets listed by Anonymous are as follow:

Cigales Electroniques with Vocodecks, RE-Play & Rawtor at Le Bizen (Paris)
Concrete Invites Drumcode: Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joel Mull at Concrete (Paris)
Demonstration by Collectif du Droit des Femmes (Paris)
Feast of Christ the King celebrations (Rome/Worldwide)
Al-Jihad, One Day One Juz (Indonesia)
Five Finger Death Punch (Milan)
University Pastoral Day (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon)

And this:


Anonymous also said the Islamic State group is planning an assault at the WWE Survivor Series event scheduled to take place in the Philips Arena in Atlanta Sunday at 7.30 p.m. EST, as well as attacks at multiple events in Paris


This is a developing story..

Updated: 17 Oklahoma earthquakes of 2.6 magnitude or greater recorded since Thursday's 4.7

Updated: 17 Oklahoma earthquakes of 2.6 magnitude or greater recorded since Thursday's 4.7:

The USGS recorded 17 Oklahoma earthquakes since the 4.7, including a 4.0 magnitude near Crescent, and the 4.1 magnitude near Medford.

The quakes recorded as low as 2.6 magnitude (two Thursday near Cherokee and Medford), but also include six recorded earlier today:

- 2.7 magnitude 6:07 a.m. about 9 miles south-southwest of Cherokee

- 2.8 magnitude 9:42 a.m. about 15 miles north-northwest of Fairview

- 3.1 magnitude 3:11 p.m. about 15 miles east of Cherokee

- 3.2 magnitude 2:06 a.m. about 18 miles  north-northwest of Fairview

- 3.5 magnitude 12:12 a.m. about 9 miles southwest of Cherokee

- 3.5 magnitude 5:22 a.m. about 9 miles southwest of Cherokee.

Remember the good ole’ days when people who said gas well fracking would cause earthquakes were called loons and conspiracy theorists? Environmentalist wackos and alarmists who didn’t deserve press? I remember those days… Happy to have been one of the few …

MAYER SLAYERS COMING!?News from inside the world of Yahoo!.. the...

MAYER SLAYERS COMING!?
News from inside the world of Yahoo!.. the exclamation point may soon get bigger over the tenure of Tumblr Gobbler Melissa Mayer..

There are troubles in the boardroom–troubles that may portend the end for the acting Mayer..

More:

There have been a number of business decisions, investments, and acquisitions being questioned as of late.. in a very public way.. Questions that showcase risky movies that the board may deem as too much..

The main question: The purchase plan of Alibaba..

From the BUSINESS INSIDER:
As it currently stands, no indications from Yahoo have suggested the company is re-thinking its Alibaba spin-off plan.

One Yahoo investor told us that the board and Yahoo’s management team appears not to be thinking about this as owners of the company — and therefore stewards of shareholder capital — but as a management team that simply wants to keep itself in place.

In other words, this investor sees Yahoo’s board in something resembling self-preservation mode rathe…

Reports from inside the Mali hotel where terrorist struck

Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel hollered “Allahu akbar” as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said.

The attackers did not say a word to anyone as they opened fire Friday morning, employee Tamba Couye said.

They shot at “anything that moved” as terrified patrons dashed for cover all over the hotel, he said.
By the time United Nations forces got to the site, bodies were scattered across the floors..

Maybe the kids are alright.. the NEW YORK TIMES is running some...

Maybe the kids are alright.. the NEW YORK TIMES is running some student political cartoons..

Very talented.. a nice way to end a Friday night. Perhaps the kids are paying attention after all.

See them here..

This Stormy Star Means Alien Life May Be Rarer Than We Thought

This Stormy Star Means Alien Life May Be Rarer Than We Thought:

And this: There’s a red dwarf about 35 light-years from here that’s spewing powerful, life crushing solar flares into space. These types of stellar objects are fairly common, leading to speculation that our galaxy is less habitable than we thought.

I don’t know if I buy into the argument that the universe is teaming with life.. And likewise don’t buy that there’s none.

But what if–what if!–we really are the only planet in the entire universe that has life! What if it’s us.. Just us. And accidental mishap causing a creation of life and eventually creatures who love and hate.
Perhaps the idea we are alone is a million times more frightening than the prospects we are not..

UNFOLDING HOSTAGE SITUATION IN MALI

There seems to be a developing situation unfolding in Mali

MORE..

The U.S. Embassy in Mali has asked American citizens and its staffers to remain indoors after reports surfaced of a shooting at the Radisson Hotel in the capital Bamako
The 190-room hotel was just finishing off the hosting of a major mining conference, Aislinn Laing writes. Those due to speak included the Malian prime minister, government ministers, African Development Bank representatives as well as the directors of some major mining houses operating in Africa. As a result of the conference, the hotel is believed to have been at 90 per cent occupancy. »
And now it is the site of the newest terror attack on the planet earth..

This was reported only minutes ago in a UK TELEGRAPH article:
Hostages freed from siege hotel if they can recite Qur'an verses

Security sources are reporting that some gunmen at the Mali hotel are freeing hostages who are able to recite verses of the Qur'an.

Two women have been escorted from the be…

Remember those Freddy 1-900 numbers?

The website BLOODY DISGUSTING today reminded me of something I completely forgot about from my youth.. the Freddy Kreuger 1-900 number..

Like Brad Miska, I never called when I was a kid. I remember my cousins and I watching these commercials late at night and thinking about doing it.. but that was the 20th century. The time of TOLL calls and no internet.. such a strange and different time compared to now.

Nonetheless, check out the article from B-D that also includes plenty of Youtube nostalgia of people actually calling the number.

So .. did anyone ever win that ‘contest’ to appear in a movie??

A THE VIEW segment turns into a debate about creationism

A THE VIEW segment turns into a debate about creationism

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES. IT WAS THE END OF TIMES

AS though the news of the world wasn't freaky enough, Pope Francis is adding fodder to the already mighty load of end times porn that has overloaded our society from all religious perspectives.. From a report November 15 (I missed it until now), this information:
Francis unequivocally recognized the Islamist ideology behind the attacks, denouncing the use of God’s name to justify the brutal attacks as “blasphemy.”

Commenting on Sunday’s Scripture readings, the Pope said that Jesus’ preaching about the end of the world contains “apocalyptic elements, like war, famine, and cosmic catastrophes.”

“In those days,” Francis repeated, “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.”
This year has seen a plethora of information concerning the Pope and threats to the Vatican from ISIS terrorists.. Since the French horror last week, the United States State Department has issued a warning to…

"Who’ll love the devil?… Who’ll song his song?… Who will love the devil..."

“Who’ll love the devil?…
Who’ll song his song?…
Who will love the devil and his song?…
I’ll love the devil!…
I’ll sing his song!…
I will love the devil and his song!… Who’ll love the devil?… Who’ll kiss his tongue?… Who will kiss the devil on his tongue?… I’ll love the devil!… I’ll kiss his tongue!…
I will kiss the devil on his tongue!…
Who’ll love the devil?…
Who’ll sing his song?…
I WILL LOVE THE DEVIL AND SING HIS SONG!…”

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These were the words being sung as the Paris terror attack began in the packed concert hall in France.. The band was from the United States called Eagles of Metal Death. The song is ‘Kiss the devil.’

I offer it as fodder for thought, not really food.. but fodder. Fodder perhaps for debate. There have been more than a few people who have pointed to these lyrics in hopes of finding some metaphysical connection between the earthly terror and the otherworldly forces some believe are fighting in the other realm. 

BUT BUT BUT..

take a breather from the Bible.

Get this shocker.. the …

POOTIE POOT AND BARRY NOW FRIENDS?Love grows when terror...

POOTIE POOT AND BARRY NOW FRIENDS?

Love grows when terror throws?

EXTRA EXTRA: A RELATIONSHIP BUDS?
CNN reports
Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin had a markedly warmer exchange at the G20 in Turkey this week than in other recent encounters, and both sides indicated a willingness to do more to work together.

At a meeting Monday, the two men flashed toothy smiles at each other and erupted in quick bursts of laughter – a far cry from virtually every photographed interaction between the leaders in the past several years, including an awkward handshake shared just six weeks ago at the United Nations General Assembly.

The TNT network isn’t airing an episode of its drama...

The TNT network isn’t airing an episode of its drama “Legends” on Monday because it depicts a terrorist shooting into a crowd in Paris.

The network instead re-aired a rerun of “Legends” that was originally shown a few weeks ago…

This seems to be an unending pattern.

Remember this year when that horrid live shooting occurred where a newscaster died? A show was called off then, too..

With all major disasters and terror attacks in recent memory, there is either a show about it before it occurs or pulled after it happens.

Life imitating art?
Art being ahead of the curve?
Or a sign we’re in a controlled matrix with nothing but predictable endings all around. Maybe that’s extreme.

Images from Syria.. the refugee crisis .. and the sights and sounds of warfare tearing a nation apart

FROM THE huffingtonpost:

Look At These Photos Before You Say We Can’t Take In Syrian Refugees
If we close our borders to Syrians, this is what we’re leaving them to face.

This article appearing on the HUFFINGTON POST offers up images to stir emotions..

Emotions are running high in the United States.. several governors have declared that they don’t want Syrian refugees..
My governor from Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, will not join the chorus of mostly Republican governors who have declined the warfare fleeing Syrians..

My Facebook page is lit up this evening by people on both sides of the fence.. declaring their opinions.. illuminating their profile pictures in French colors.. signing petitions for and against the refugee influx..

One person even humorously posted the Tom Petty song dealing with such topics..

Catholics and evangelicals are stepping into the fray..

The debate goes on..
The beat goes on..
The war rages on..
Hatred flares on..
Social media opines.

Just another day in the life of the planet E…

72 hours before Paris attacks, ISIS-linked social media account reveals 'God bless you in your mission'

72 hours before Paris attacks, ISIS-linked social media account reveals 'God bless you in your mission' :

From the FOX NEWS report:

“Separately, Fox News has learned that four credible, ISIS-linked social media accounts began sharing messages 72 hours before the Paris attack, including images of weapons, the Eiffel tower, as well as blessings for the attackers’ mission.  A military intelligence source says the social media traffic is now seen as evidence the three teams had gone operational.”

NBC News has learned that ISIS is using a web-savvy new tactic to expand its global operational footprint -- a 24-hour Jihadi Help Desk to help its foot soldiers spread its message worldwide, recruit followers and launch more attacks on foreign soil.

THE FINAL ALMA MATER IN AN ABANDONED SCHOOL

I went to an auction this past weekend.. a bit of an emotional roller coaster sort of began and ended at the right time in my life.. at the moment when I understand things better than before.. at a point where I can forgive, forget, and focus nostalgic memories when needed for perspective.

I went to the great auction of Cardinal Brennan Jr/Sr/ High School in Fountain Springs, PA.. my alma mater.. the place I called home for four short years ending with a graduation as the century turned in 1999.. You may know I already went to this school, I wrote a more in depth posting about my thoughts a few weeks ago..

To give a quick history.. the school was once for all women. It changed to a Catholic high school later.. it housed my antics… and the diocese of Allentown PA chose to close the school in 2007..

Years later–this year–North Schuylkill, the district the vacant building resides in, bought it .. some considered it sold for pennies on the dollar. Others felt it was an investment gone wrong.