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STRANGER THINGS 2 was unstoppable and amazing

There’s immense magic in the second season of Stranger Things.. magic you have to experience to believe

To put STRANGERS THING 2 (ST2) into a condensed few paragraphs would not be proper.. not be decent. It would just flat out not work..
ST2 continues to take us deep to the heart of a seemingly cursed Illinois town.. to their school, their arcades. Their stores. In the deep and dark 1980s as well. Reagan/Bush signs litter yards—with the exception of one lonely Mondale sign halfway through the season. The imagery, music, and colors are all reminiscent of my time growing up in the 1980s. It was such an homage to the dangerous decade, when we feared the Reds and allowed big government disguised as a smaller version of itself run wild with defense contracts, military spending, and yes secret projects in labs right beneath our noses.
ST2 is very interesting. It is so different from the first season on Netflix, but yet somehow retains its amazing attributes that brought it the initial success. The character development is amazing.. we see the kids age through the season.. we feel like we are growing up with them. Mad Max is an amazing new character, along with her juvenile delinquent brother who seems more hell bent on hurting than saving his sister..
Mike misses Eleven.. Eleven misses Mike. Despite the fact they’re closer than they think.. Eleven grows with her travels. Without releasing spoilers, just know the episode dedicated to only watching Eleven’s life may be worth spinning off a new series all in itself!
What I loved about ST2 is the more things changed the more they stayed the same.. as the children grew into younger adults, there were certain scenes that paid respect to the first season youth and indiscretion.. Whether it was playing SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW or coming up with a colorful new description “Demo-Dog,” it was well-done. We saw ALL of the kids’ families this time, most likely because fans decried the notion that we didn’t mean them in season 1. Barb’s dad was of particular humor. Later in season 2, there is one rather hilarious scene involving Mike’s mom, post bath, answering the door while her inept husband loudly snored on his Lazy-Boy. 
Hopper was a strange villain-ish hero in this season. Exactly the way we like him.
Dustin did not realize how screwed up his actions could make things… Steve Harrington didn’t realize what a swell guy he could be!
I want to keep my emotions in check .. While I don’t want to ruin much for people, just take a good long hard glance at the images that Will draws while he is seemingly possessed by his trauma and Upside Down demons.. The giant spider, which has been visibly seen in the trailers, makes another appearance.. 
That scene makes me hope for a season 3. Although by then perhaps it would be just too much?
When episode 9 ended after the binge fest of STRANGER THINGS, I become emotional. The final scene made emotions swell… Viewers were most likel reminded of their childhood. Their coming of age moments. It just turns out that the gang of friends from STRANGER THINGS have moments that involve government spies, evil monsters from the underworld, and powers beyond our imagination.
There is magic in this show. I believe that. Season 2 continues the magic and spices things up to levels that your mind will be reeling at.
No more to say to you except: WATCH THE SHOW if you did not already. And if you did, watch it again.


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 …