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Saturday September 23, 2017     3:30 PM EDT

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Grid Alignments and Dreams
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Earth Changes: Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes (Mt. Popocatepetl)
Autumn 2017
Why today's teens aren't in any hurry to grow up
New Moon 27° Virgo - Rosh Hashanah, Sunsets

  Quakes could be aftershocks from earlier North Korean nuclear test   CNN - September 23, 2017

  6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico   CNN - September 23, 2017

  Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure   BBC - September 23, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 23, 1949

Bruce Springsteen

  Bruce Springsteen Google Videos

Bruce Springsteen is an award
winning American musician. Discography

You've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above.

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.

Bruce Springsteen Quotes 1

Bruce Springsteen Quotes 2

September 23, 1930 - June 10, 2004

Ray Charles

  Ray Charles Google Videos

Ray Charles was an award winning pioneering American pianist
and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues.
Discography -- Filmography

Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it.
You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.

Ray Charles Quotes 1

Ray Charles Quotes 2

September 23, 1943

Julio Iglesias

  Julio Iglesias Google Videos

Julio Iglesias is an award winning
Spanish singer. Discography

Love is like wine.

To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache.

Julio Iglesias Quotes

September 23, 1959

Jason Alexander

  Jason Alexander Google Videos

Jason Alexander is an award winning American actor, writer,
comedian, director, producer, and singer. Filmography

I'm more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.

Jason Alexander Quotes

September 23, 480 - 406 BC

Euripides, Greek playwright

  Euripides Google Videos

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, along with Aeschylus and Sophocles. He is believed to have written over 90 plays. Euripides is known primarily for having reshaped the formal structure of traditional Attic tragedy by showing strong women characters and smart slaves, and by satirizing many heroes of Greek mythology.

The wisest men follow their own direction.

Euripides Quotes 1

Euripides Quotes 2

Friday September 22, 2017     7:00 PM EDT

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”   Scientific American - September 22, 2017

  McCain Comes Out Against GOP Health Care Bill   NBC - September 22, 2017

  Scaramucci Takes Revenge on White House Staffers on ‘The View’   NBC - September 22, 2017

  Iran Shows Off Khorramshahr Ballistic Missile After Trump Speech   NBC - September 22, 2017

  How the Germans see Merkel   NBC - September 22, 2017

  Jimmy Kimmel Urges Defeat of GOP Health Bill for 3rd Straight Night   NBC - September 22, 2017

  Kim Jong Un Called Donald Trump a 'Dotard' -- But Almost No One Knows What It Means   NBC - September 22, 2017


Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics   Scientific American - September 22, 2017

  Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump ‘Dotard’ and ‘Frightened Dog’   NBC - September 22, 2017

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea   BBC - September 22, 2017

Ancient DNA Helps Scientists Shed Light on How Ancient Africans Moved and Mixed   Smithsonian - September 22, 2017

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'   BBC - September 22, 2017

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town   BBC - September 22, 2017

'Son of Concorde' moves closer to reality as NASA tests supersonic prototype that could cut travel time from London to New York in half   Daily Mail - September 22, 2017

Ecosystem approach makes urinary tract infection more treatable   Medical Express - September 22, 2017

Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 alone   Medical Express - September 22, 2017

Sphinx, Baboon and Cat Statues Found in Ancient Egyptian Burial   Live Science - September 22, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 22, 2017

Autumnal Equinox

Sun in Libra

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Libra.

Libra is a cardinal air sign ruled by Venus.

September 22, 1975

Mireille Enos

  Mireille Enos Google Videos

Mireille Enos is an award winning
American actress Filmography

I personally love a cliffhanger - I think it just extends the pleasure of viewing.

Mireille Enos Quotes

September 22, 1984

Laura Vandervoort

  Laura Vandervoort Google Videos

Laura Vandervoort is an award
winning Canadian actress. Filmography

Hollywood is something imagined ...
acting is something crafted.

Laura Vandervoort

September 22, 1964

Bonnie Hunt

  Bonnie Hunt Google Videos

Bonnie Hunt is an award winning American actress, writer,
comedienne, director, and television producer. Filmography

Stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

Bonnie Hunt Quotes

September 22, 1958

Andrea Bocelli

  Andrea Bocelli Google Videos

Andrea Bocelli is a award winning
Italian singer who is blind. Discography

All that counts in life is intention.
You can be great only if it is your destiny.

Andrea Bocelli Quotes

September 22, 1948

Jim Byrnes

  Jim Byrnes Google Videos

Jim Byrnes is an award winning blues
musician, guitarist, and actor. Discography

The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.

Jim Byrnes

September 22, 1961

Scott Baio

  Scott Baio Google Videos

Scott Baio is an award winning American
actor and television director. Filmography

I am not a spiritual guy, but all of a sudden I felt the need to really feel things.

Scott Baio Quotes

September 22, 1987

Tom Felton

  Tom Felton Google Videos

Tom Felton is an award winning English
actor and musician. Filmography

The universal design is a mixture of magic and alchemy forever seeking balance.

Tom Felton Quotes

Sept. 22, 1791 - August 25, 1867

Michael Faraday

Faraday Cage

  Michael Faraday Google Videos

Faraday Enters a World He Will Change Wired

Michael Faraday was an English chemist, physicist and
natural philosopher, who contributed significantly to
the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it
be consistent with the laws of nature.

Michael Faraday Quotes

Thursday September 21, 2017     12:30 PM EDT

2017 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Maria   File Updating Wikipedia

Hurricane Jose   File Updating Wikipedia

Hurricane Irma   Wikipedia

Hurricane Harvey   Wikipedia

2017 Hurricane Season   Wikipedia

  Tracking Hurricanes Maria and Jose - September 21, 2017

Earthquakes in Mexico

2017 Chiapas earthquake   Wikipedia

2017 Puebla earthquake   File Updating Wikipedia

Are Mexico's two September earthquakes connected?   BBC - September 21, 2017


Mexico suffers volcano eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl same day as deadly quake

Minor 3.6 earthquake below the greater Los Angeles Area


Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium   PhysOrg - September 21, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 21, 2017

International Day of Peace

UN International Day of Peace

September 21, 1989

Jason Derulo

  Jason Derulo Google Videos

Jason Derulo is an award winning American singer,
songwriter, and dancer. Discography -- Filmography

I'm constantly pushing forward and chasing the element of perfection.

Jason Derulo Quotes

September 21, 1950

Bill Murray

  Bill Murray Google Videos

Bill Murray is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography

Somewhere there's a score being kept, so you have an obligation
to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.

Bill Murray Quotes 1

Bill Murray Quotes 2

September 21, 1947

Stephen King

  Stephen King Google Videos

Stephen King is an award winning American author of
horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started.

Stephen King Quotes 1

Stephen King Quotes 2

September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946

H. G. Wells

  H. G. Wells Google Videos

H. G. Wells Prophecies

H. G. Wells, was an English science fiction writer most famous for
The Time Machine, 'The War of the Worlds', 'The Invisible Man'... Bibliography

The past is but the beginning of a beginning,

and all that is, or has been, is but the twilight of the dawn.

H. G. Wells Quotes 1

H. G. Wells Quotes 2

September 21, 1945

Jerry Bruckheimer

  Jerry Bruckheimer Google Videos

Jerry Bruckheimer is an award winning American
film and television producer. Filmography

Special effects bring new dimensions to the streaming consciousness of film and reality.

Jerry Bruckheimer Quotes

September 21, 1962

Rob Morrow

  Rob Morrow Google Videos

Rob Morrow is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration
will transcend cultural things that are going on.

Rob Morrow Quotes

September 21, 1983

Maggie Grace

  Maggie Grace Google Videos

Maggie Grace is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I trip over my legs all the time.
I'll wave to somebody, look up, and end up eating pavement.

Maggie Grace Quotes 1

Maggie Grace Quotes 2

September 21, 1990

Allison Scagliotti

  Allison Scagliotti Google Videos

Allison Scagliotti is an American actress. Filmography

I feel more towards certain characters who have depth and intelligence.

Allison Scagliotti Quotes

September 21, 1990

Christian Serratos

  Christian Serratos Google Videos

Christian Serratos is an award
winning American actress. Filmography

There's nothing like the element of surprise.

Christian Serratos Quotes

September 21, 1981

Nicole Richie

  Nicole Richie Google Videos

Nicole Richie is an award winning American
socialite and TV personality. Filmography

I believe that fashion is the ultimate form of self expression.

Nicole Richie Quotes 1

Nicole Richie Quotes 2

September 21, 1967

Faith Hill

  Faith Hill Google Videos

Faith Hill is an award winning American country
singer married to Tim McGraw. Discography

Country music is the people's music.

It just speaks about real life and about truth

and it tells things the way they really are.

Faith Hill Quotes

September 21, 1980

Autumn Reeser

  Autumn Reeser Google Videos

Autumn Reeser is an American actress. Filmography

Footprints in the sands of time are not made by sitting down,

but by the journey taken within the hourglass.

Autumn Reeser Quotes

September 21, 1965

Cheryl Hines

  Cheryl Hines Google Videos

Cheryl Hines is an award winning American
actress and director. Filmography

Most people have an angle.

Cheryl Hines Quotes

September 21, 1961

Nancy Travis

  Nancy Travis Google Videos

Nancy Travis is an American actress. Filmography

Nancy Travis Quotes

September 21, 1968

Ricki Lake

  Ricki Lake Google Videos

Ricki Lake is an award winning American
actress and television host. Filmography

My goal in life was to be loved and adored by everyone.

Ricki Lake Quotes

Wednesday September 20, 2017     6:30 PM EDT

  In the Age of Trump, the World Needs the United Nations More Than Ever   TIME - September 20, 2017

  Trump Leaning Toward Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal, Say Sources   NBC - September 20, 2017

  Hillary Clinton: Putin is a sexist manspreader, Trumps UN speech was dark and dangerous   Newsweek - September 20, 2017

Rob Reiner, Morgan Freeman Help Launch Committee to Investigate Russia   Hollywood Reporter - September 20, 2017

Here's why you should pay attention to this weekend's German election   Washington Post - September 20, 2017

Melania Trump condemns bullying - and raises some eyebrows - in her first U.N. speech   Washington Post - September 20, 2017

Mueller casts broad net in requesting extensive records from Trump White House   Washington Post - September 20, 2017

Obama says repealing the ACA would inflict ‘real human suffering' on Americans   Washington Post - September 20, 2017


Early Viking Boat Grave Discovered in Norway   Live Science - September 20, 2017

  Hurricane Maria knocks out power to all of Puerto Rico, cripples other islands   CNN - September 20, 2017

  Hurricane Maria knocks out power to all of Puerto Rico, cripples other islands   CNN - September 20, 2017

  Mexico had two major earthquakes this month. Here's why   CNN - September 20, 2017

  Trump's 'decided' on the Iran deal but won't reveal it   CNN - September 20, 2017

The giant Nevada 'shake table' earthquake simulator big enough to to test new bridge designs on Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook   Daily Mail - September 20, 2017

Puebla: Mexico's best kept secret   Houston Chronicle - September 20, 2017

There's Something Wrong With One Of Hawaii's Volcanoes   IFL Science - September 20, 2017

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert on eve of school holidays   WA Today - September 20, 2017

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions   Science Alert - September 20, 2017

Scientists find “evidence” of a multidimensional universe inside our brain   Educate - September 20, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 20, 2017 - New Moon 27° Virgo

Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year 5778

September 20, 1956

Gary Cole

  Gary Cole Google Videos

Gary Cole is an American film
and television actor. Filmography

There is no handbook about how far a career is going to go.

Gary Cole Quotes

September 20, 1986

Aldis Hodge

  Aldis Hodge Google Videos

Aldis Hodge is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Aldis Hodge

September 20, 1975

Moon Bloodgood

  Moon Bloodgood Google Videos

Moon Bloodgood is an American
actress and model. Filmography

Moon is my middle name. My mom thought the moon was beautiful and in her village
they didn't have electricity so the moon guided her home. I know it sounds far-fetched.

Moon Bloodgood Quotes

September 20, 1934

Sophia Loren

  Sophia Loren Google Videos

Sophia Loren is an award winning
Italian actress. Filmography

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the
creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love.
When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.

It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren Quotes 1

Sophia Loren Quotes 2

September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968

Upton Sinclair

  Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair was a prolific American author of 100 books in many
genres and was widely considered to be one of the best investigators
advocating socialist views and supporting anarchist causes.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943

It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair Quotes 1

Upton Sinclair Quotes 2

Tuesday September 19, 2017     4:30 PM EDT

Major Earthquake Shakes Buildings in Mexico City   NBC - September 19, 2017
The temblor comes less than two weeks after a major 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed about 100 people across southern Mexico

'We will rebuild!' Californians mock 3.6 magnitude Los Angeles earthquake with a series of hilarious memes   Daily Mail - September 19, 2017

Minor 3.6 earthquake below the greater Los Angeles   Earthquake-Report - September 19, 2017

  History of deadly earthquakes   BBC - September 19, 2017

Bernie Sanders' brilliant plan to make Americans stop being so scared of health-care reform - September 19, 2017

  Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy' North Korea In ‘America First' Speech At United Nations   Huffington Post - September 19, 2017

  Trump Tells the UN: North Korean Leader Is on a Suicide Mission   NBC - September 19, 2017

  Trump sets sights on Iran, North Korea in major UN speech   CNN - September 19, 2017

  Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica on Path to Puerto Rico   NBC - September 19, 2017

  Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM   BBC - September 19, 2017

  Cuba Embassy ‘Attacks' Baffle U.S., Frustrate Victim   NBC - September 19, 2017

Did Ancient Greeks Deliberately Build Temples on Earthquake Faults?   Live Science - September 19, 2017

  British war bride and Canada groom die five hours of each other   BBC - September 19, 2017

  The ELF that could find alien life: Telescope will be able to 'sniff' exoplanets for signs of life - and will focus first on Proxima b   Daily Mail - September 19, 2017

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in US   BBC - September 19, 2017

Extended Adolescence: When 25 is the new 18   Scientific American - September 19, 2017

Why today's teens aren't in any hurry to grow up   The Conversation - September 19, 2017

Researchers find way to convert bad body fat into good fat   PhysOrg - September 19, 2017

Scientists identify key regulator of male fertility   PhysOrg - September 19, 2017

Eight autism-related mutations in one gene   PhysOrg - September 19, 2017

Hopeful Martians Emerge From 8-Month Experiment To Find Earth Horrific As Ever   Gizmodo - September 19, 2017

Ghostly graveyard of 60 perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks is found by climate scientists at the bottom of the Black Sea   Daily Mail - September 19, 2017

Tim Cook defends Apple's FaceID and claims $999 is a 'value price' for the iPhone X   Daily Mail - September 19, 2017

Billy Bush And Wife Split After Almost 20 Years Of Marriage   Huffington Post - September 19, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 19, 1974

Jimmy Fallon

  Jimmy Fallon Google Videos

Jimmy Fallon is an award winning American comedian,
actor, musician, and talk show host. Filmography

Saying thank you has a positive 'note' about it.

Jimmy Fallon Quotes 1

Jimmy Fallon Quotes 2

September 19, 1976

Alison Sweeney

  Alison Sweeney Google Videos

Alison Sweeney is an award winning American
actress and reality show host. Filmography

Alison Sweeney Quotes

September 19, 1987

Danielle Panabaker

  Danielle Panabaker Google Videos

Danielle Panabaker is an award
winning American actress. Filmography

I give each character whatever emotions are needed.

Danielle Panabaker Quotes

September 19, 1948

Jeremy Irons

  Jeremy Irons Google Videos

Jeremy Irons is an award
winning English actor. Filmography

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams.

Jeremy Irons Quotes 1

Jeremy Irons Quotes 2

Monday September 18, 2017     7:30 PM EDT

Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Annihilation Dies at 77   Smithsonian - September 18, 2017

Stunning ‘Field of Light' Surrounds Iconic Australian Rock   Smithsonian - September 18, 2017

Changes in Earth's crust caused oxygen to fill the atmosphere   PhysOrg - September 18, 2017

'Red snow' created by microbes is supercharging climate change by causing glaciers to melt faster   Daily Mail - September 18, 2017

How Herschel unlocked the secrets of star formation   PhysOrg - September 18, 2017

More evidence of water on Mars   Science Daily - September 18, 2017

V745 Sco: Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy   PhysOrg - September 18, 2017

When it comes to the threat of extinction, size matters   Science Daily - September 18, 2017

5,000 deaths annually from Diesel-gate in Europe   Science Daily - September 18, 2017

'My genes made me do it:' Behavioral genetic evidence in criminal court   PhysOrg - September 18, 2017

Newfound Roman Mosaic Is So Rare, an Archaeologist Thought It Was a Hoax   Live Science - September 18, 2017

Cognitive scientists find that people can more easily communicate warmer colors than cool ones   Medical Express - September 18, 2017

Study uncovers markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis   Medical Express - September 18, 2017

Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression   Medical Express - September 18, 2017

San Diego Is Dousing Its Streets With Bleach to Contain Hepatitis A Outbreak   Smithsonian - September 18, 2017


  Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election   CNN - September 18, 2017

  North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear program   BBC - September 18, 2017

  Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential   BBC - September 18, 2017

  Trump Returns to New York Ahead of Pivotal UN General Assembly   NBC - September 18, 2017

  Forget Trump. The U.S. Storms Ahead on Climate Change Like Never Before   NBC - September 18, 2017

  Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord   BBC - September 18, 2017

  House Democrats Break Campaign Fundraising Record   NBC - September 18, 2017

  Emmys 2017: Highlights from television's biggest night   CNN - September 18, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 18, 1970

Aisha Tyler

  Aisha Tyler Google Videos

Aisha Tyler is an award winning American actress,
comedian, writer and talk show host. Filmography

There's a part of everyone that's entertained
by the idealistic, the fantastic.

Aisha Tyler Quotes

September 18, 1971

Jada Pinkett Smith

  Jada Pinkett Smith Google Videos

Jada Pinkett Smith is an award winning American
actress, producer, director author, singer-songwriter and
businesswoman, married to actor Will Smith. Filmography

My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.

Jada Pinkett Smith Quotes

September 18, 1964

Holly Robinson Peete

  Holly Robinson Peete Google Videos

Holly Robinson Peete is an award winning
American actress, singer and author. Filmography

There's no need to break the bank on cosmetics in today's economy.
Drugstore mascara can give that extra length and curl you're looking for.

Holly Robinson Peete Quotes

September 18, 1973

James Marsden

  James Marsden Google Videos

James Marsden is an award winning American
actor, singer and former model. Filmography

Over the years, I've learned that you can have fun with the fabrics
and other elements, but if it's not tailored right, you'll blow it.

James Marsden Quotes

September 18, 1975

Jason Sudeikis

  Jason Sudeikis Google Videos

Jason Sudeikis is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography

I think the world is going crazy.

Jason Sudeikis Quotes

September 18, 1981

Jennifer Tisdale

  Jennifer Tisdale Google Videos

Jennifer Tisdale is an American
actress and singer. Filmography

Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.

Jennifer Tisdale Quotes

September 18, 1950

Shabana Azmi

  Shabana Azmi Google Videos

Shabana Azmi is an award winning
Indian actress. Filmography

When you are a person of conviction, you believe that what you know is the truth and you are grounded in that truth. You stand by the truth whether it is age old, archaic, and regardless if it is not politically correct or not part of some fad. You believe that the truth is true and that it is not determined by a popular vote, or by its convenience. When you are truly grounded in a truth, you believe from your core and you are prepared to defend it. This means that you have personally reflected and searched your conscious for inconsistencies and inadequacies and that you are well read.

Shabana Azmi