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Old 17-09-2018, 07:12 AM
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A bit more on th eissue...
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Old 17-09-2018, 08:46 AM
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For the past couple of months (since about June 20), I've noticed that the days are getting longer and longer. If this trend continues, in about 6 to 8 months time, the Sun will be up for 24 hours a day, never setting!

I'll bet Dunn Solar Observatory had noticed this phenomenon, and the US Government had to shut them down to avoid them spreading the news, causing a world-wide panic.

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Old 17-09-2018, 10:34 AM
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"Sunspot Solar Observatory is transitioning back to regular operations as of September 17th"
http://aura-astronomy.org/news/news.asp?newsID=389

It seems it may have been something far less exciting than aliens or Planet X:

"AURA has been cooperating with an on-going law enforcement investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak. During this time, we became concerned that a suspect in the investigation potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents."

(Of course, if you wanted to hush up an imminent alien invasion, blaming it upon a routine criminal investigation would be the perfect cover! )
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Old 17-09-2018, 11:50 AM
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...investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak. During this time, we became concerned that a suspect in the investigation potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents...
Ok, so was some nerd playing with the mirrors, in an effort to whip up his own NOD Oblisk of light?
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Old 17-09-2018, 12:02 PM
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What I think
With the cuts to the budget by the trumptards
this telescope is of no further use so they secured it firstly in case protesters decide to occupy it also there is valuable equipment which must be secured so it is not removed.
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For the past couple of months (since about June 20), I've noticed that the days are getting longer and longer. If this trend continues, in about 6 to 8 months time, the Sun will be up for 24 hours a day, never setting!

I'll bet Dunn Solar Observatory had noticed this phenomenon, and the US Government had to shut them down to avoid them spreading the news, causing a world-wide panic.

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Julian, you got it backwards, they were seeing the days get shorter and shorter, they thought by Christmas the sun would be gone for good.
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@GrahamL "I've been sculpting this shape with my mashed potatoes for months now "
For this joke alone the whole hubbub was worth it! Brilliant!

Next up: what do you make of the story of KIC 9832227 not kissing in the year 2022 minus 1845?
It's very mysterious that they decide to refute the nearing date but give no alternative one from new calculations/models, don't you agree? I think they are covering up an imminent big bang.
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Next up: what do you make of the story of KIC 9832227 not kissing in the year 2022 minus 1845?
It's very mysterious that they decide to refute the nearing date but give no alternative one from new calculations/models, don't you agree? I think they are covering up an imminent big bang.
Just checked and that's ok, I won't get sunburns. It's behind my neighbours' clothes line.
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Now it's claimed it was a child porn case:
Revealed: Truth behind FBI’s mysterious evacuation of Sunspot observatory

A simple case of one man downloading child porn ...

Requiring the FBI.
And a Blackhawk helicopter.
And the site to be evacuated.
And workers climbing structures.
And absolute secrecy.

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ah, good to know. Thanks.
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Now it's claimed it was a child porn case:
Revealed: Truth behind FBI’s mysterious evacuation of Sunspot observatory

A simple case of one man downloading child porn ...

Requiring the FBI.
And a Blackhawk helicopter.
And the site to be evacuated.
And workers climbing structures.
And absolute secrecy.

oh and the nearby town to be evacuated too...and the post office to be closed down.

Last I looked child porn on a small scale would have been local jurisdiction (a child porn ring would be FBI jurisdiction if it was across multiple states).

I'm gonna call BS. Utter BS.

Governments obviously think we're stupid (well most of the human population is what I'd considered braindead stupid, so perhaps they are right in their assumption).
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oh and the nearby town to be evacuated too...and the post office to be closed down.
Sunspot, New Mexico - Population 80, 35 residences, no schools, Post Office basically handles the observatory's mail. I suspect most of those 80 residents are observatory staff and their families.
https://www.weichert.com/search/comm...spx?city=50062
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We all love a good conspiracy story, but sometimes, the answer is much simpler.

If you are a small, isolated community, and you have a disgruntled staff member (implicated in a significant crime) making veiled threats about serial killers, evacuation is probably a pretty good plan.

"After Cope could not find his laptop, the court documents said, he began to act frantically and told the chief observer that there was a “serial killer in the area, and that he was fearful that the killer might enter the facility and execute someone.”

The observatory closed, without consulting FBI agents, after Cope’s comments about the serial killer and his erratic behavior, the warrant said."

https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/new...hy/1374860002/
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I don't buy it. Sorry, I've heard enough BS in my life ,my bsdetector is on high alert with this story.
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