Sunday, August 27, 2017

Event Update For 2017-08-26

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-08-26 - Massive offshore explosions crack hotel walls and shatter windows in coastal West Bengal (India):

Quote: "Two mysterious explosions were reported off the Digha coast in West Bengal's East Midnapore district this morning. Some hotels located close to the coast are reported to have developed cracks on walls, and glass panes shattered from the impact. The explosion sites are said to be well out in the sea, and not within visible range from the coast."

Quote: "Police sources said they have found no material evidence on land, reinforcing assumptions that the explosion site was quite some distance off the coast."

Quote: "Incidentally, the missile testing range at Chandipur on Odisha coastline is about 50 km from Digha. There were speculations whether missiles test fired from this spot accidentally landed close to the Bengal coastline. A number of missiles have been launched from the Integrated Test Range including Akash, Shaurya, Agni and Prithvi ballistic missiles. However, defence sources said they had no confirmation of any wayward missile. They also pointed out test fired missiles don’t usually pack explosives."

Note: Couldn't have been missiles, since if any missiles flew close enough for their sonic booms to crack walls and shatter windows, people would have seen missile contrails, and nobody saw anything. India is surrounded by vast methane hydrate deposits. As those deposits blow their wads, massive explosions - some of them comparable in explosive force to small nuclear explosions but without any radiation - are to be expected. That will happen off the US East and West coasts too, and off Japan, and in the Arctic, and a variety of other places. Worse though will be if the gas DOESN'T explode and burn over the ocean but instead blows over coastal areas and then ignites huge explosive city-destroying firestorms. The deposits off both the US East and West Coasts have already begun to dissociate...

2017-08-26 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Bermuda:

Quote: "An airliner was yesterday forced to divert to Bermuda after smoke was spotted coming from the rear of the plane. The JetBlue flight bound for St Lucia with more than 200 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the island’s airport. A spokeswoman for the Bermuda Fire & Rescue service said the Airbus A320 aircraft was carrying 202 passengers and landed safely in Bermuda at about 12.15pm."

2017-08-26 - Jet bursts into flame after landing at airport in Greenwood (Canada), 8 miles from the coast:

Quote: "There were no injuries after a small fire broke out on one of the planes flown by the Snowbirds aerobatic team as it landed on Saturday. The nine-plane team was taking part in the Atlantic Canada International Air Show at CFB Greenwood, roughly 144 km from Halifax. As the Tutor jets used by the Snowbirds landed, one of them stopped well before the end of the runway after a small fire was spotted around the nose wheel and two fire trucks rushed out to the runway, said Michele Tremblay, a spokesperson for the Snowbirds."

Note: These are the 73rd and 74th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-26 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, junk bus burns, in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2017-08-26 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Waterloo (Indiana):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to Metal X in Waterloo Saturday evening after a pile of scrap caught fire."

2017-08-26 - Waste center hit by fire, 150 tons of waste burns, on Abbey Road in Park Royal area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-08-26 - Power plant heavily damaged by fire in Novosibirsk (Russia):

2017-08-26 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in coastal St Julian's on the island of Malta:

2017-08-26 - Wildfire threatens homes on the island of Zakynthos (Greece):

2017-08-26 - Ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Mariupol (Ukraine), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 787th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-26 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Sidney (Canada):

Quote: "'In 20 years that I’ve been here at the fire department I’ve never seen a double decker bus catch on fire,' Blinko said. 'It’s pretty unusual. It was a pretty intense fire.'"

2017-08-26 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the M8 in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-08-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in coastal Cales de Mallorca (Spain):

Note: These are the 572nd, 573rd and 574th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-08-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway ramp in Rancho Cucamonga (California):

2017-08-26 - Tractor and baler destroyed by fire near Henryetta (Oklahoma):

2017-08-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Tarporley Road near Whitchurch (Britain):

Quote: "At about 4pm firefighters from Whitchurch were called to assist Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to put out a heavy goods vehicle which had set alight on Tarporley Road, to the north of Whitchurch."

2017-08-26 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Coldridge (Britain):

2017-08-26 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Thame Road in Chilton (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 26 August, 8.19pm Small fire in combine harvester, Thame Road, Chilton. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury, one from Thame and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: These are the 1546th, 1547th, 1548th, 1549th and 1550th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-26 - Food truck bursts into flame on street in Aurora (Colorado):

2017-08-26 - Three RVs go up in flames while parked at RV business near Moses Lake (Washington):

Quote: "A Moses Lake recreational vehicle business lost three RVs in a late night fire Thursday night. It was the second fire that day in the same location. Michelle Perdue, vice president of I-90 RV, said the company did not have an estimate of damage as of Friday afternoon. All three RVs lost were used vehicles, she said."

Note: These are the 408th, 409th and 410th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-26 - Van bursts into flame on Mullacott Cross in coastal Ilfracombe (Britain):

2017-08-26 - Van bursts into flame on Everthorpe Road in Everthorpe (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Everthorpe Road, Everthorpe. Sat 26 Aug 2017 09:09 (No:18759) Van on fire. Two hose reels, two BA and hydraulic spreaders in use."

2017-08-26 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Borrego Springs (California):

Quote: "A Jeep was reported on fire about 11:30 a.m. along the desert roadway, also known as county road S22, in the area of Rancho Chimney Rock Road. Flames spread into surrounding brush north of the road. The fire grew from two acres to five, then to 15 acres by about 1:30 p.m., Cal Fire officials said. As of 6 p.m., an estimated 62 acres had been charred."

2017-08-26 - SUV bursts into flame on I-94 in Farmington (Wisconsin):

2017-08-26 - SUV bursts into flame at 3:30 AM on road in Thamarassery (India):

2017-08-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at hospital in Three Hills (Canada):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on I-805 near Clairemont Mesa (California), near the coast:

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame at 12:08 AM, ignites brush fire, near Valley Drive in Riverside (California):

Quote: "The vehicle caught fire first and then the flames spread to nearby brush."

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-691 in Southington (Connecticut):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 near Jamestown (North Dakota):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame on the Range Highway near Toowoomba (Australia):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame at 11:06 PM on Randwick Road in Lyneham (Australia):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame on highway near Udaipur (India):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame on road in Mysuru (India):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame at 11:22 PM on Bourne Road in Aldington (Britain):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame in layby on Coventry Road in Stoneleigh (Britain):

2017-08-26 - Car bursts into flame on London Road in Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 26 August, 5.08pm Car fire, London Road, Beaconsfield. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield and one from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2017-08-26 - Lawnmower bursts into flame at home on East River Road in Grand Island (New York):

2017-08-26 - Wildfire continues burning out of control, homes threatened, near Kelowna (Canada):

Quote: "A wildfire burning near Kelowna, B.C., remains out of control after growing overnight. On Saturday afternoon, officials said the flames had moved closer to homes, to within hundreds of metres. Previously, the fire was roughly one kilometre from residences."

2017-08-26 - Clubhouse destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM at golf course near Ann Arbor (Michigan):

Quote: "The fire completely gutted the 7,000-square-foot facility that overlooked the golf course and functioned as a full-service banquet hall, golf shop and practice area."

2017-08-26 - Trader Joe’s damaged by fire in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2017-08-26 - Workshop garage heavily damaged by fire at home in Two Rivers (Wisconsin):

2017-08-26 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 1:07 AM in Billings (Montana):

2017-08-26 - Home damaged by fire at 6:30 AM on Alabama Avenue in Sheboygan (Wisconsin):

2017-08-26 - Home damaged by basement fire just after midnight in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-08-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire near the Delaware River in Claymont (Delaware):

2017-08-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 1 AM near the Ohio River in Mount Auburn (Ohio), 1 injured:

2017-08-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Hyannis Port (Massachusetts):

2017-08-26 - Home destroyed by fire in Gallatin (New York):

2017-08-26 - Home destroyed by fire in Gratz (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-26 - Three homes go up in flames before 4:45 AM in Conroe (Texas):

2017-08-26 - Hotel damaged by fire just before midnight in Hattiesburg (Mississippi), 4 injured:

2017-08-26 - High-rise hotel damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-08-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Heuvelton (New York), 1 killed:

2017-08-26 - Vacant home burns at 7:09 AM in Syracuse (New York):

2017-08-26 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Murphysboro (Illinois):

2017-08-26 - Vacant hardware store destroyed by fire before 2:30 AM near Lake Moultrie in St. Stephen (South Carolina):

2017-08-26 - Young female sperm whale washes ashore dead at beach on coastal Grand Isle (Louisiana):

2017-08-26 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa):

2017-08-26 - Three men die at beach in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "Three Saudi nationals drowned at Neelum Point beach in Karachi on Saturday evening. Police said one of them was the son of a Saudi consulate official and other two employees at the consulate."

Quote: "In May this year, following an increase in drowning cases at Karachi’s beaches, the provincial government had imposed a ban on swimming in the sea for six months."

Note: I guess if you've got connections you can still swim at beaches in Karachi. Lucky them! A few days after they instituted the swimming ban because of all the people dying in the water, a 'strange smell' blew in off the ocean and hit Karachi, mentioned in the 2017-05-31 update...

2017-08-26 - Two children, 10 and 13, found dead in well in Veerapandi (India):

2017-08-26 - Man, 71, firefighter has 'medical emergency' and drops dead while responding to fire in Kingston (Arkansas):

Quote: "Randy Treat of the Kingston Fire Department reportedly died while responding to a call Saturday. He was 71. According to a Facebook post by the Tontitown Fire Department, Treat 'suffered a medical emergency while responding to a call,' during which he 'became unresponsive and ultimately died in the line of duty as a result.'"

2017-08-26 - Man, 34, found dead in the Hudson River near Inwood (New York):

2017-08-26 - Man, 26, found dead in Burt Lake in Cheboygan County (Michigan):

2017-08-26 - Person found dead with submerged car in the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-08-26 - Man, 40, found dead on the Laurel Ridge Hiking Trail in Conemaugh Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-26 - Man in his 50s found dead in pond near McDonald's on Front Beach Road in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

2017-08-26 - Man found dead near gas station in Orlando (Florida):

2017-08-26 - Man, 77, found dead in Pim Lake at St. Joe State Park in Farmington (Missouri):

2017-08-26 - Man found dead at 6:45 AM outside Dairy Queen in Hebron (Kentucky):

2017-08-26 - Man found dead in the Ohio River in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-08-26 - Man, 47, found dead at Indian Path Park in Wever (Iowa):

2017-08-26 - Man, 22, drops dead in Crockett County (Tennessee):

2017-08-26 - Man, 23, found dead in Rutherford County (Tennessee):

2017-08-26 - Man, 72, has 'medical episode' and drops dead in Unanderra (Australia), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-08-26 - Man has 'medical event' and drops dead at high school in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-08-26 - Man, 45, found dead on Reservoir Road in coastal Suva (Fiji Islands):

2017-08-26 - Man found dead at Plover Cove Country Park in coastal Hong Kong (China):

2017-08-26 - Man, 26, found dead at beach in coastal Chennai, and man, 45, constable, found dead at beach in coastal Ennore (India):

2017-08-26 - Girl found dead in canal in Nowshera (Pakistan):

2017-08-26 - Woman, 49, falls off boat into the water and dies in Lough Erne (Ireland):

2017-08-26 - Passenger plane co-pilot, man, 34, sickens just after midnight, plane makes emergency landing in Shamshabad (India):

Quote: "The illness was so severe that the crew member reportedly collapsed while the plane was in the air, officials said."

2017-08-26 - Man has 'medical emergency', pickup crashes into home in Rock Spring (Georgia), 1+ injured:

Quote: "Sheriff Wilson told Channel 3 a man driving a pickup truck had a medical emergency, lost control, and crashed into a mobile home. The wreck moved the home about four to six feet off its foundation."

2017-08-26 - Man, 79, has 'health condition', car slams into pole, in Frankton (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Robert L. Clark, 79, of Elwood, apparently suffered a health condition that caused him to lose consciousness and drift off the road near 300 block of South 11th Street in Frankton around 8 a.m., said Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger."

2017-08-26 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, in Sacramento (California):

2017-08-26 - Small plane crashes and burns at airport near Shaftesbury (Britain), 2 killed:

2017-08-26 - Tractor trailer crashes off overpass in Tehachapi (California), 1 killed:

2017-08-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 90 in Grand Bay (Alabama), near the coast:

2017-08-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on road in Ionia County (Michigan):

2017-08-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-64 in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-08-26 - SUV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, then RV hits SUV, near Burnt Woods (Oregon), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2017-08-26 - Car veers over centerline just before 5 AM, hits semi head-on, in Decatur County (Kansas), 1 killed:

2017-08-26 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, in Albany (Georgia):

2017-08-26 - Car veers off road at 3:30 AM, hits pickup and tree, bursts into flame, in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), 3 injured:

2017-08-26 - Car overturns on US 31 near Olive Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities said the driver may have suffered a medical issue and either blacked out causing her to lose control of the vehicle."

2017-08-26 - Car crashes 300 feet off Agua Dulce Canyon Road, bursts into flame, in Los Angeles County (California), 1 killed:

2017-08-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into pond, in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 injured:

2017-08-26 - Car veers off road, hits home, bursts into flame, in Highlands-Douglass area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-08-26 - Car veers off road at 3:30 AM, hits pole, in Vista (California), near the coast, 1 killed:

2017-08-26 - Five dogs attack and injure owner and woman at home in Glendale (Arizona):

Quote: "At one point, the Phoenix Fire Department public information officer Rob McDade said it appeared the dogs were 'eating their owners,' with the owners suffering dog bite wounds to their arms, legs and torsos."

2017-08-26 - Two dogs attack and injure two people in Pomeroy (Ohio):

2017-08-26 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2017-08-26 - Sinkhole devours large chunk of highway in coastal Richards Bay (South Africa):

2017-08-26 - Factory leaks chemicals into Emma's Dyke and the River Windrush in Witney (Britain):

Quote: "People should not enter the water or drink directly from these watercourses."

2017-08-26 - Man becomes dizzy, weak and confused on fishing vessel near coastal Cold Bay (Alaska):

Quote: "A Unimak fishing vessel crewman was medevacked by a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Friday evening, near Cold Bay, Alaska. The Coast Guard crew successfully hoisted the ailing man from the 183-foot fishing ship and transported him to the Cold Bay Clinic just eight minutes later, which is located 46 miles northwest of the city. Juneau Coast Guard District 17 Command Center watchstanders were notified by Health Force Partners that the crewman was sick; suffering from dizziness, weakness and general confusion."

2017-08-26 - Man, 33, strokes out while hiking near Terrace Pond in West Milford (New Jersey):

Quote: "State and local emergency personnel conducted the search and rescue of a man complaining of stroke-like symptoms while hiking on Saturday afternoon near Terrace Pond."

2017-08-26 - Hiker has 'medical emergency' on trail in Lake Elsinore (California):

2017-08-26 - Person has 'medical emergency' near docks in coastal Hartlepool (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-08-26 - Man-made fossil methane emission levels larger than previously believed:

2017-08-26 - New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest:

2017-08-26 - Sea level rise has accelerated:

2017-08-26 - Volcano Reventador showing increased activity in Ecuador:

2017-08-26 - NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth:

2017-08-26 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Irving (Texas):

2017-08-26 - Ocean mysteriously recedes in Brazil and anomalous tides hit Chile:

2017-08-26 - Tropical Storm Pakhar (Jolina) hits the Philippines, heads toward Hong Kong:

2017-08-26 - Catastrophic flooding inundates Houston (Texas) and other areas as Harvey remnants continue unloading:

Quote: "The fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade came ashore late Friday about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Corpus Christi as a mammoth Category 4 storm with 130 mph (209 kph) winds. Harvey weakened Saturday to a tropical storm. On Sunday, it was virtually stationary about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Victoria, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (72.42 kph), the hurricane center said. The system was the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961's Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record."

2017-08-26 - California to tax drinking water:

2017-08-26 - Senator McCain blasts Trump for pardoning Sheriff Arpaio:

2017-08-26 - Eclipse-like crop circle appears just days before the solar eclipse, in Sutton Hall (Britain):

2017-08-26 - UFOs caught on camera during the solar eclipse in Yakima (Washington):

2017-08-26 - Plasma-like UFO caught on camera over Tyumen (Russia):

2017-08-26 - Researchers discuss UFOs in the 'western corridor' of Argentina:

2017-08-26 - Hovering black object and other UFOs seen in skies of Bradbury (Australia):

2017-08-26 - Falcon Lake still Canada's best-documented UFO case, 50 years later:

2017-08-26 - Dog spotted on street carrying big bag of dog food after Hurricane Harvey, in Sinton (Texas):

2017-08-26 - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor punch each other for 10 rounds for vast sums of money:


  1. It's gotta be tough on people, watching their whole world wash away. Insurance isn't going to cover this adequately. The ripple effects will harm an already tenuous economy. Nobody can go to work, there's nobody at the grocery store, banks, schools and businesses are shuttered and services like electricity and running water are down. This is going to be an interesting case -just how does a giant city like Houston "recover?" It will be a massive operation and I'm predicting that no matter what they do, it won't stave off the NEXT catastrophic rain event (which could be in weeks - look at China)!

    Very little information is coming out about the nuke plants down there. Reassuring words from old interviews aren't going to cut it in this totally unexpected event. The design plans were to secure the facility for a 100 year flood event from the Colorado River, but THIS tops ANYTHING the designers planned for. The back-up systems are vulnerable (as we've seen from Fukushima) because we can't imagine all that can go wrong. Back when they designed these plants, climate change wasn't even an issue anyone worried about - hell, nothing would happen until 2100!.

    If one or both have severe problems, causing a meltdown and radiation starts spewing around, Houston and other areas will be uninhabitable (like the exclusion zone of Chernobyl). Though they lie about it all the time and suppress news coverage, Japan is already having tremendous hikes in cancer rates and other (predicted) health troubles from their nuclear episode.

    I read recently that they're going to go in with "muscle robots" to remove the melted coriums soon. Where are they going to put them? See - it's ALWAYS a problem with nuclear waste! It's lethal for hundreds of thousands to a million years!

    Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and GOP

    The federal government had only $50.6 billion in cash reserves as of Thursday, down from more than $350 billion in January. It has drawn down this account because Congress has not been able to reach an agreement on how to deal with the debt ceiling.

    The federal Disaster Relief Fund administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency had a balance of $3.8 billion at the end of July, of which $1.6 billion is already obligated, according to the most recent federal report.

    with damage estimates already rising into the tens of billions of dollars, the fund’s balance is almost certainly inadequate. [more]

    Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police

    Second deadly storm in a week batters southern China

  2. Monday, 28 August 2017
    Tropical Storm Irma Could Form off Southeast Coast; Tropical Storm Watches Issued for Carolina Coast

    An update on Texas' nuclear reactors

    More on Texas’ nuclear reactors

    [gives no real current information]

    Breaking heat records this week in Bakersfield, CA

    [while SOTT is busy posting an article about an Arctic exploration ship being stopped by thick sea ice - which I hope is true, because that's the way it SHOULD be - they fail to mention all the heat anomalies all over the world like here]

    Triple-digit temps across the region [more]

    Montana grain harvest ranges from average to catastrophic

    [includes this next embedded article]
    "Even in the areas where production was good the quality was disappointing," Raska said. "That effects price, that effects their overall income. I think disappointing applies to a majority of Montana grain growers this year."

    Drought disaster declared in Montana along with neighbors North and South Dakota as hot and dry conditions has caused significant injury to crops

    Harvey throws a wrench into U.S. energy engine

    Scenes from Houston

    [includes a lot of videos of damage and flooding, and this]
    Tropical Storm Harvey likely to inundate Texas with 25 trillion gallons of water

    "If we averaged this amount of water spread equally over the lower 48 states, that’s the equivalent of about 0.17 inches of rain — roughly the height of three pennies stacked atop each other — occupying every square inch of the contiguous United States," he wrote.

    [and these embedded video reports]
    NE Texas to see significant flood from Harvey - Tyler/Thomas 14 inches!

    Special Report: Catastrophic Flooding in Houston | NBC News

    LOOTING Begins in Houston

    [survival is one thing - stealing flat screen tvs is idiotic: you need ELECTRICITY for them to work!]

  3. News Links, August 28, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Negative interest rates have come to America

    Racist & sexist AI bots could deny you job, insurance & loans – tech experts

    Despite steady profits, railroads have laid off thousands — and more cuts are likely on the way (US) [no effect on phony govt. unemployment numbers]

    Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War Trap

    America's 'Global Policeman' Role

    Trump administration imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

    Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after U.S. threat

    Mystery Deepens After US Confirms 16 Diplomats Suffered "Traumatic Brain Injury" InCuban 'Sonic Attack'

    Mattis: US Actively Considering Arming Ukraine

    Pakistan's trump card over Trump's Afghanistan strategy

    Ex-Afghan President Karzai slams Trump's Afghanistan plan

    Trouble Financing Its Debt: Massive Decline Rates Push U.S. Shale Oil Industry Closer Towards Bankruptcy

    Why The Shale Oil "Miracle" Is Becoming A "Debacle" — Dispelling the magical thinking behind the hype

    U.S. Coal Output Hits 2017 High

    Mexico's oil output falls below 2 million barrels per day

    Coal to remain India's main energy source in coming decades: Govt think-tank

    U.S. Energy Dept grid study calls for boost to coal, nuclear power

    Maine blueberry crop falls with disease, lack of pollination

    Russia's grain harvest expected at record 130 mln tonnes in 2017 — experts

    Disappearing insects: 'The windscreen phenomenon' - why your car is no longer covered in dead insects

    Banking, train services hit by internet disruption
    A widespread internet disruption occurred in Japan on Friday, with access blocked to services ranging from banking to train ticket reservations and online gaming.

    Court Confirms DNC And Wasserman Schultz Showed "Palpable Bias" Against Bernie Sanders [case dismissed however]

    Industrial farming is driving the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, says leading academic

    Transportation: How long can we adapt before we fall off the Net Energy Cliff?

    'Muscle robots' being developed to remove debris from Fukushima reactors [we'll put it . . . over here, no . . ah . . THERE!]

    My prediction: the coming collapse of China's Ponzi scheme economy

    "Unloading Dollar Assets Would Be Most Effective" - Chinese State Media Unveils Trade War 'Countermeasures'

    Scientists question UK geology's suitability for hydraulic fracturing

    Next Stop, Recession: The Financial Meteor Storm Is Headed Our Way

    Sears Revenues to Hit Zero in 3 Years. But Bankruptcy First

    Trump's New Strategy for Afghanistan Is Neither New, nor a Strategy, nor Trump's

    Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It

    Jackson Hole and the Appalachians

  4. Rescuers Stunned After Hiker Survives Lightning Strike in California Mountains

    [short video report]

    'Harvey The Hurricane Hawk' Hunkers Down With Cabbie During Storm

    Hurricane Harvey Shuts Two of the Largest U.S. Ports

    [I know, "what was that you said about not posting Harvey comments Tom?" Hey, I can't help myself - it's doing a LOT of damage nobody is prepared for!]

    Harvey strands about 20,000 cruise ship passengers at sea

    Four cruise ships carrying about 20,000 passengers remained stuck at sea on Sunday as torrential rain and flooding continued to ravage the southern coast of Texas. [more, including video]

    Lost Alan Turing letters found in university filing cabinet

    [right behind Galileo's research paper . ..]

    A huge batch of letters penned by visionary British cryptographer Alan Turing has been found at the University of Manchester.

    Turing worked at the University of Manchester from 1948 [more]

    Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign en masse

    U.S. Government Officials Reportedly Left 50 Immigrant Women and Children Stranded in Path of Hurricane Harvey

    Phillies' 7-4-3 triple play

    China 'pleased' India withdraws from disputed border

  5. Hurricanes Since 1851

    [it's from 2012, but very interesting]

    Trump Expected to Avoid Houston During Texas Visit on Tuesday

    The storm is currently about 15 miles off the middle of the Texas coast and is slowly moving back toward coastal waters. It is expected to remain offshore through Tuesday before resurging in the Gulf of Mexico and turning back north toward southeast Texas on Wednesday. [more]

  6. Rains from Harvey obliterate records, flood disaster to expand

    [kinda stating the obvious]

    Collapse at salmon farm in Puget Sound renews debate about fish farming

    Scientists discover ancient works not read since the Dark Ages at Egyptian monastery

    [the over-due book penalty must be enormous!]

    Antony Sutton, Skull & Bones, Hitler, The Bush Family

    Forty years on, Voyager spacecrafts still hurtles through space

    Neuroscientist creates mouse neuron based computer chip that can smell explosives

    Dancing is more effective at turning back the clock on aging than regular exercise

    [cue Zappa's Dancing Fool!]

  7. Texas officials say at least eight dead as Harvey flooding continues

    Russian MOD reports ISIS moving heavy weapons to Deir ez-Zor to protect its 'last stronghold' in Syria

    Two dead, 25 missing after landslide in Bijie, China

    Eight killed in landslide at gold mine after heavy rain in Burkina Faso

    Hurricane Harvey aftermath: Army Corps of Engineers will release water from two Houston dams to prevent more severe flood damage

    Homes, cars and roads damaged by massive hailstorm in Grado, Spain

    Large sinkhole nearly swallows couple in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Flood calamity continues in Houston and beyond – Harvey moves back over water, historic rainfall will continue

    (Weather Underground) – The center of Tropical Storm Harvey edged out over the Gulf of Mexico late this morning, and satellite images and radar loops show that Harvey is responding by building new intense thunderstorms near its center. These thunderstorms will bring renewed rounds of torrential rains to Houston through at least Wednesday morning. [more]

    Geometric ordered mysterious holes in the ground discovered in the impenetrable Russian Taiga (video)

    Texas has never seen an event like this, could be the worst flooding disaster in US history

    $3B disaster balance enough for immediate Harvey response

    The federal government has — for now — enough disaster aid money to deal with the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but the ongoing storm appears sure to require a multibillion-dollar recovery package as did Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

    With up to 42 Inches of Rain Already Dumped on Texas, Harvey’s Track Over Gulf Means 10-21 More to Come

    [in the comments section, articles are posted showing what POOR CONDITION THE 2 dams are in that flank interstate rt. 10]

    [Columbo: "Now lemme get dis straight - youse got 2 NUCLEAR POWER plants that could be completely inundated with water, ESPECIALLY with 2 weak dams trying to hold back RECORD rainfall . . ?"]

  8. Harvey could overwhelm federal flood insurance program

    Plane with 144 holidaymakers on board forced to make emergency landing as furious passenger attacks cabin crew

    Eyewitnesses said the irate man was lunging at and biting the guards as they desperately told him to "calm down".

    The man, who has not been named, can be heard growling and shouting furiously as someone says in the background: "He is biting." [more]

    US, allies used "diplomatic flights" as cover to smuggle weapons to terrorist groups

    A Bulgarian reporter has uncovered evidence that the United States and its allies, notably Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have been using Azerbaijan's Silk War Airlines to ferry entire planeloads of weapons to Syrian militants, some of which ended up in the hands of al-Qaeda's Nusra Front. [more]

    [see how this works, folks? "our" government is FUNDING and SUPPLYING the "bad guys" in the Middle East and (elsewhere) while LYING to us, who pay taxes (to fund this)]