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The Sunday morning sidewalk..

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 2013
BREATHE DEEPLY. Everything will be OK.




South Africa says farewell to Nelson Mandella..

Jay Z year: Nine Grammy nominations..
Horror movie with 'Freddy' being filmed in Northeast Ohio..


Sunday ice storm set to hit Northeast..

Lady Gaga wants Olympics boycott..

Does one botched study mean GMO foods are safe?

There is this thought that creative and inspirational thinking will get you far. Not so. Apparently America rejects creative thinking..

The 10 rules of surveillance dystopia..

Myth busted: Sharks do get cancer..

Ocean changes: Making fish anxious..

Vast amounts of freshwater found in the ocean..

Geoscientists estimate that sea levels along the New Jersey shore will rise 1.5 feet by 2050 and 3 feet by 2100 - levels up to 15 inches higher than average global sea level rise projections through the end of the century.

Interesting article from the NEW REPUBLIC: NETFLIX has a plan to rewire our entire culture. That's fine, NETFLIX. I pay for you. But please stop taking off movies that I grow to enjoy being on there.. and stop taking away all the 1980s HE-MAN seasons just when I get my three year old to accept them and their 1980s-style greatness!


Kim Basinger turns 60..

BUFFY famed Dave Goddard to write for DAREDEVIL TV series.. So will there be a musical episode?



Katie Perry's Christmas gift at the Jingle Bell Ball..

FROZEN and CATCHING FIRE hot at box..

"BEWARE THE NIGHT" .. Terminator gets a title..

Haley Berry inspired CATWOMAN game coming.. Hopefully for their sake it is more popular than the Berry film..

Robert Englund to star in FEAR CLINIC..

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Mystery continues on why the Sunspot solar observatory was shut down

Sunspot apologizes for the continued closure of the facilities,” a statement on the observatory’s Facebook page said on Sunday. “The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is addressing a security issue at the National Solar Observatory facility at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico and has decided to temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure..



And that is just about all the public knows about why the FBI shut down the observatory within notice warning or after-event statements..
But online, theories rage into the night as to what caused the FBI to sweep into the town, close down the space observatory along with the town post office, and ever let anyone back in.. The entire observatory is reportedly empty at this time—employees obviously gone but some Twitter reports state that the actual equipment and other items have been taken away as well.
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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 …

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...
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