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Rainy days and Mondays never make me frown


What can I say.. tropical systems in fall? Wind and rain? All that with leaves changing bright shades of yellow and red? I just love this time of year. I could do without the 80 degree days, of course--something very weird for this part of Northeastern Pennsylvania at this time of year. But I see an extended forecast of glory later this week, after the rainy weather today.. beauty will shine. And even if the weather is not 'beautiful,' that's all in the eye of the beholder anyway.
The world?
Maybe that's not as beautiful as it once was.
Here's the rest of the stories..

Shutdown: Now the debt ceiling lingers larger..
Boehner: No end in sight..
Default talk.
MOODY's CEO says default won't happen..
Many Pentagon employees recalled..
Government shutdown may lead to some PRIESTS getting arrested!
Stink bug count stops due to shutdown..

Timing is everything--coincidences? Planned? ...I don't know. But the debt ceiling battle will come to a head on October 17--that's the date the United States will default and will lose the ability to borrow, unless Congress increases the limit and passes a continuing resolution to fund government services. It's also the date when 37 states will practice an end of the world (at least their world) scenario with the GREAT U.S. SHAKEOUT ..

More Americans are interested in football and Miley Cyrus than they are the government shutdown.. And that may continue until the SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY checks stop, as Jack Lew has hinted .. if that occurs, I expect search engine results to change rapidly.. What about you? A shutdown at that point would truly come in like a wrecking ball..

A big scientific study conducted on NDEs.. finding that most of them are pleasant..

Monsanto buys climate corporation..

The White House and D.C. police are very tight lipped about the killing of Miriam Carey .. we watched her demise live on TV, Congress cheered, and then we found out she had no weapons and had a one-year-old child in the car.. what is the true story of Carey? What did happen to her car? The Obama Administration refuses to tell, and few reporters are actually even asking..

REASON magazine: Beware the NSA's ongoing witch hunt..

Giant hornets kills many in China..

Bizarre cloud formations as storms hit Houston..

Typhoon Danas in Japan..
Japan is going to get slammed by Danas..

Typhoon Fitow creating walls of water in China..

Quiet sun.. with a few bubbles: A minor solar flare measuring C6.3 was observed around region 1856 at 04:13 UTC Monday morning. This happens to be the largest detected X-Ray event since August 30th..

Big fire at Marine base in California expected to be fully contained by Tuesday..
A wildfire forced Marines to evacuate Camp Pendleton..

ANDERSON COOPER reported a special report for CBS' 60 MINUTES on the dangers in the sky.. Among the items reported: NASA only found out an asteroid hit Russia in February by looking at Twitter.. There are 100 times more asteroids than what has been located so far.. This is interesting that, yet again, the media is focusing on the calamity that could hit earth if a big object strikes.. There have been way too many 'close for comfort' events lately.. and also alarmingly too many news reports telling us about our impending demise if an impending rock slams us..

RUMORS: Why is FEMA prepping for the worst? Could it be all those asteroids?

What does Katy Perry think? Russell Brand talks to Alex Jones..

Anger in Raleigh after the historic Oakwood neighborhood gets dyed colors after COLOR RUN for profit race..

Amazing! There are huge and vast streams that have been found beneath Antarctic ice.
Ice channels are as high as the Eiffel Tower!
...and now it has been theorized that these are actually melting parts of the Antarctic ice shelf..

Madonna said she was raped at knifepoint years ago when she first came to New York City.. Her other comments were interesting, saying she was scared at first in NYC by the vomit and urine smell that dominated the streets..

People went back to the movies this weekend.. GRAVITY makes $55.6 mil in debut.. Tom Jones cheered it, reviews were great, and it became the biggest October debut ever..

NEILSON finally discovers that their rating system needs a bit of an update! They will now monitor Twitter chatter concerning TV shows..

Days ago, 'experts' said Halloween sales would decline. Retailers disagree..

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME? VERYAWARE.COM reports that the new remake of CARRIE has five possible endings and those endings are still be tested with audiences..

 Horror movies that are 'based on true events' are just marketing schemes to make you think they are based on true events..



Mulder and Scully still have the sunspot case

The internet firestorm over the sudden closure of the Sunspot Solar Observatory went worldwide within the last 10 days..

As of yesterday, there was finally an official statement of some form as to why. But the statement is not going to end the rampant speculation -- these types of events get their fodder from "official statements" that fail to answer directly reasons why events occurred.The group that manages the Facebook page for the New Mexico facility say they are cooperating with on an ongoing criminal investigation..The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy said "we became concerned that a suspect in the investigational potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility and ceased science activities at this location."AURA said it was their decision to vacate...
The sheriff in town offers a different opinion, of course.. initially when the facility closed Benny House told …

It appears that Sunspot solar observatory and nearby post office was shut down because a janitor had child porn images

This is what KTSM is reporting: New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography.The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at the observatory and a source within the building observed a computer with "not good" images on it, the warrant states.An investigation by the FBI revealed that a janitor is the main suspect in the search, however he has not been charged with a crime even though his name in on the warrant.The warrant states the suspect would use the observatory Wifi and a personal laptop to download the child pornography. X X X X So that is now officially the official story. We are told. Of course people online are questing the veracity of the stated series of events and how a janitor, who it took days to track down for having images of child porn, is the reason that an entire observatory…

Intrigue in China: Where is Fan Bingbing

From CNN:

Fan Bingbing, one of China's highest-paid and most bankable stars, has appeared in both Chinese and Western films, including the multimillion-dollar X-Men franchise. Across the country, her face once adorned thousands of advertisements, her star power used to sell a galaxy of luxury brands, from Cartier to Louis Vuitton. She was a regular sight at major award shows and fashion ceremonies. In 2015, Time Magazine named her China's "most famous actress."  But the film star hasn't been seen in public since early June, when, according to a post on her verified social-media account, she went to visit a children's hospital in Tibet. In an article by state media Securities Daily on September 6, which was later deleted, the publication said Fan had been brought "under control and about to receive legal judgment." No official statement has been made as to Fan's whereabouts, or any potential criminal charges against the actress.  However, in a country …