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 happened. In their best ability.. The family of Duncan is now confined to their home.. Extra precautions, right? That seems fine until you see images of people nonchalantly washing Duncan’s vomit from the street with power washers. Unprotected, I may add.. We also know that Duncan may be prosecuted by Liberia.. there are allegations that he lied to gain entry into the United States again, knowing that he handled Ebola patients by bringing them to a hospital in a wheel barrel but not telling anyone before he got onto a plane.. And when back home, his life touched many others. Many that are being monitored right now.. Even his apartment building has still to be sanitized, with the same sheets still being there..
Meanwhile, NBC has been infected and affected: A cameraman for the news network now has Ebola.. That news, along with this: The rest of the NBC crew is in quarantine..

Another tidbit of scary information, reported by REUTERS: People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts who believe more must be done to identify infected travelers

In all of this nightmare news, we rely on the CDC and others in government to give us true and accurate information. (Again, we need to re-read or re-watch the STAND for my take on that, I agree with how Stephen King envisions such events would take place) .. the CDC is filled with experts. Experts, that at least one doctor believes, are lying. Yesterday, Dr. Gil Mobley checked in and cleared airport security wearing a mask, goggles, gloves, boots and a hooded white jumpsuit emblazoned on the back with the words, “CDC is lying!”..

The United States and the CDC, they say, are “certain” they can stop Ebola in the United States. In the STAND, the military had a similar line about Captain Tripps..

[wp_ad_camp_2]Yes, these are the events of the weird by real..

There are other events of strange nature occurring across the planet and beyond..
Events that are scary, too.. The entire state of California is in a drought. Taps are dry. Toilets cannot flush. Things are becoming desperate.. Some have not had running water for months.. Satellites are showing a shocking loss of ground water in the state.. That image can be seen here: COMPARISON FROM 2002 THROUGH 2014

There have been a lot of Secret Services lapses, and seemingly dangerous threats to the President, as we have reported .. but there’s another new one, just days ago! An unidentified man posing as a member of Congress made it into a secure area backstage at President Barack Obama’s appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington Sept. 27.. This after fence jumpers, car attacks, a man running through the President’s living quarters with a knife, and a convict with a loaded weapon in an elevator with the President. I am becoming more convinced that these events are being permitted to happen..

The season of the witch upon us, every year the same thing happens: Religious websites compel parents to keep kids home. CRISIS MAGAZINE this year writes: “The demons, however, know what they are doing. Fearlessness and love have become fear and lust leaving Halloween as a sickening and shocking affair of innocents pantomiming as succubi and serial killers: an adult carnival of death and sex for kids that is practically impossible to shut out, and therefore in absolute need of active restoration.” While I scoff at some of the more prudish attitudes about Halloween, I will say this: As I age I begin to see some of the problems with how retailers design sexually explicit costumes for children. I often wonder about the grown adult who thinks about a 5-year-old in a sexually suggestive outfit..

The media is has begun a campaign to slam the rich and famous over their decisions not to vaccinate their children.. CNN is the latest to jump on this, after Hollywood Reporters and TIME magazine in the last few weeks. But do these rich and famous know something others don’t? …

A United States marine has become the first casualty in the war with ISIS..or ISIL.. or IS.. or whoever. A US Marine who ejected from an airplane over the Persian Gulf is “presumed lost at sea,” … Ospreys have been moving Marines into Iraq… The search for the Marine has been called off.. presumption of death..

US Added 248000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Falls to 5.9%.. That’s great news. Though most people who you talk to still say their economic conditions have never recovered. Unfortunately for those who want to use this October surprise to benefit them in an election in four weeks, Ebola news is taking center stage over it..

Mystery fireball lights up the skies over Utah.. These events are becoming way too frequent..

HORROR hits the box office.. will ANNABELLE be enough to save the genre in ’14? The state of the box office is awful.. all movies have taken a hit, but horror is not immune. Most of anything news this year has flopped. There are big expectations for the premiere to the CONJURING. ANNABELLE has scared up some good press with frightening trailers and viral marketing.. But reviews are in. Do they match the excitement?
One paper calls the movie ‘too dumb’ to be scary..
Another says the movie ‘merely toys’ with genuine horror..
VARIETY: Leonetti manages to deliver the jolts, and if audiences are sure to head home complaining about how dumb and predictable it all was

But there is a bigger picture in play for movies in general.. How will we watch movies in the future? Will sheltered theaters get the same treatment as drive ins? Will we say goodbye the current state of how we view films? Yes. Proof is in this story: Adam Sandler is teaming with NETFLIX to deliver viewers exclusive content. That is how it will be done.. the future will be streamed.. Music will, too. U2 is working with Apple on delivering users content–people don’t want to own things in their hands anymore, they’re all quite fine with having it just be streamed when they want it.. Radio is the same: Most radio hosts have their own apps, or their shows are listened to on iHeartRadio. Terrestrial radio will go away, as well..


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