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NEWS ROUNDUP FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 2015


Dire predictions are over.. my world did not end. Did yours? The detractors may say that the end times could still happen any day at any time--even up until the blood moon on Sunday. Which saddens me a bit . I checked the weather.. That night, while the full red moon gets eclipsed, it looks like it will be cloudy. With a chance of End Times.

The news of the day may not be as dire as fireballs reigning from the sky, but as usual, it's a collection of the insane and inane, tragic and wondrous all at the same time..


Stampede at Hajj kills up to 700--the death toll is still climbing.. MORE: Journalist Khaled Al-Maeena said he believes pilgrims rushing to finish could have been the main reason for the stampede. "People like to do the first stoning in the morning," he told CNN from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia...

New Yorkers have two choices: See the Pope. Or buy a new iPhone..

Putin plans campaign against ISIS without or without the United States..

A new study says that Americans eat all day long..

The newest MUPPETS show coming to ABC is being called 'perverted' by a conservative group ONE 
MILLION MOMS..


Family credits Pope Francis with healing baby..

Modern man: Art Bell has a YouTube channel..

From the BBC: A question for the future and the ages. Who owns outer space? I would tend to think that if other life forms dominate space, we never will own it and certainly better not try buying..

BEN CARSON says the idea of evolution is from 'hell'..


New images from Mars have, as usual, caused a sensation.. Could this circular stone formation be the Stonehenge of the Red Planet? Could it be the remnants of a past civilization, death from a climactic change? Could it be..stones?


Video emerges showing cops in Delaware shooting a man in a wheel chair.. A relative calls the death an execution.. Cops say he had a gun. A relative says he had a book bag..


This is a cool story.. the famous MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH is back.. Would you be willing to try giving a call to number 760-733-9969? If so, who knows you will answer..

What it's like to be a horror movie scream queen..

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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.
Major media is rightly paying close attention to the hurricane along the East Coast,  but lost in the Atlantic sh…

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 …

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 …