Monday, August 28, 2017

Event Update For 2017-08-27

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: Other Stories Of Interest

2017-08-27 - Unknown 'sewage-like smell' hits coastal Contra Costa County (California):

Quote: "As we previously reported, thousands of residents throughout Contra Costa County noticed a strange, sewage-like smell on Saturday evening."

2017-08-27 - Unknown odor hits Houston (Texas), near the coast:

Quote: "But just before midnight on Saturday night, Olmos, who has lived a few blocks from the massive Valero Refinery for years, noticed a strange odor in the house, as if someone had turned on a gas burner on the stove in the kitchen and blown out the pilot light. Olmos and her family thought it was coming from inside the house until she stepped outside where the smell was even stronger. 'We figured it would go away on its own, but this morning it was still here, and it feels like whenever it rains the odor gets stronger,' she says. 'Our neighbors were all talking about it and then I saw people from different neighborhoods talking about it on social media. That's when I realized it's not just us this time. It's all over East Houston.'"

Quote: "The communities 'can’t leave or evacuate so they are literally getting gassed.'"

Note: If that lady thought it was natural gas then that means it was a rotten egg odor. If any hydrogen sulfide is spewing from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane would have blown some ashore, and since it's water-soluble it might get into the rain too, thus the smell being stronger whenever it rains. Of course, they also have a lot of refineries in the area too, and hydrogen sulfide is a chemical found in refinery operations, but the possibilities are not mutually exclusive either. In any case, a rotten egg odor blowing around large areas in Houston is obviously not good, regardless of where it came from...

2017-08-27 - Gaseous cloud blows in off the ocean and sickens dozens of people at beach near coastal Beachy Head (Britain):

Quote: "Footage shared on social media shows people on the crowded beach packing up their things and rubbing their eyes as a hazy cloud appeared to drift in from the sea at Birling Gap, near Beachy Head (pictured) in East Sussex - Britain's tallest chalk sea cliffs at 530ft high"

Quote: "The source of the haze is not yet known but lifeguards said it was 'possibly some kind of gaseous fumes'. The coastline is a popular area with dog walkers and is a busy hotspot for tourists and locals enjoying the bank holiday weekend. But an exodus of confused and worried beachgoers was sparked when police evacuated the area and closed several roads to stop people from driving nearer to the noxious plume. Footage shared on social media shows people on the crowded beach packing up their things and rubbing their eyes as a hazy cloud appeared to drift in from the sea."

Quote: "Gas seems to have appeared in ‘an unknown haze coming in from the sea’, police said, warning people to stay away from the beaches and to keep doors and windows closed if living near the coast."

Quote: "A 'haze' that is causing discomfort for people along the coast from Eastbourne to Birling Gap has prompted emergency services to warn people to stay away from the beaches and to keep doors and windows closed if living near the coast."

Note: Sounds a lot more likely that that was hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean than chlorine. Same symptoms, but where would chlorine come from in the ocean? Not to mention, there have been numerous events in the last month or two in Britain involving coastal areas being hit by unknown odors, so this is not an isolated event, but one event in a pattern of similar events...

2017-08-27 - Mysterious gas cloud and 'gas smell' hits Earley (Britain), near the River Thames:

Quote: "A spokesperson said: 'We attended a number of reports of a smell of gas on Saturday evening. Our engineers carried out safety checks and there were no gas readings in the area which means the airborne smell was not related to our network.'"

2017-08-27 - Rotten egg odor reported on Oslo Road in coastal Hull (Britain), nothing found:

Quote: "Oslo Road, Hull. Sun 27 Aug 2017 20:46 (No:18864) False alarm good intent. Report of smell of gas in the area. Full search carried out and nothing found."

2017-08-27 - Unknown odor evacuates apartment building in Swindon (Britain):

Quote: "Around 100 residents were evacuated overnight on Sunday from a town centre block of flats, following reports of an acrid, chemical smell in the building."

2017-08-27 - Floating raft colonies of invasive fire ants spotted in the flooding in Texas:

Quote: "According to, fire ants can exist in colonies of up to 250,000 workers and will sting intruders repeatedly. Fire ants feed on animal or vegetable sources of food according to the web site."

Quote: "If you’re wading around flood waters and run into a raft of 100,000 fire ants, your day will get considerably more complicated. The ants will board you and sting and not let go, even if you submerge."

2017-08-27 - A variety of updates on Hurricane Harvey and effects, could be worst flooding disaster in US history:

2017-08-27 - Car bursts into flame and kills juvenile, injures two women, on Highway 515 near Ellijay (Georgia):

Quote: "He also told FYN that the vehicle fire is suspected to have been caused by a malfunction in the vehicle, possibly in the fuel line. He confirmed there was no other vehicle involved in the incident and it appears to have simply been an issue with the vehicle itself. However, due to the extent of the burn the vehicle withstood, the cause is officially being labeled undetermined."

2017-08-27 - Woman found burned to death outside her burned car in the Jezreel Valley (Israel):

Quote: "There were burn marks found all over her body, which was transferred to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute."

Quote: "They opened an investigation into the circumstances of the death, and didn’t immediately say whether they suspected she had been killed."

2017-08-27 - Underground electrical explosion hits coastal San Francisco (California), thousands of homes go dark:

Quote: "Power has been restored after an outage was reported Sunday afternoon in San Francisco, according to officials. As of 4:10 p.m. the outage affected thousands of people in the Sunset, Haight Ashbury, Richmond and Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights neighborhoods, according to a PG and E outage map and emergency managers. An explosion underneath a manhole cover occurred around the same time as the outage, but PG and E could not confirm that the outage was related to the explosion."

2017-08-27 - Munitions depot rocked by fire and explosions near coastal Baku (Azerbaijan), 6 injured:

2017-08-27 - Dozens of cars and casino destroyed by massive fire at 7:02 AM in Groningen (Netherlands):

Quote: "The property can be considered lost. A 'few dozen' cars were still in the casino's parking garage, according to the mayor. They too were lost."

Note: I'd wager they didn't see that coming!

2017-08-27 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Crab Island, near Destin (Florida):

2017-08-27 - Boat bursts into flame near yacht club in coastal Essex (Maryland):

2017-08-27 - Boat 'Rah Rah' bursts into flame in the Mississippi Sound near coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

Note: These are the 788th, 789th and 790th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-27 - Two passenger buses and a truck destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked in coastal Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):

Quote: "A fire broke out in three vehicles in Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday, though no casualties have been reported. A lorry and two buses were destroyed in the fire in the Al Nakheel area of the emirate in the early hours of the morning, civil defence said."

2017-08-27 - Private bus bursts into flame while parked at property in Glenorchy (New Zealand), near Lake Wakatipu, nobody there:

2017-08-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Chimbote (Peru):

Note: These are the 575th, 576th, 577th and 578th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-08-27 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Stoke St. Milborough, Ludlow (Britain):

2017-08-27 - Tractor (telehandler), trailer and 10 tons of straw go up in flames on Cresswell Lane in Lea (Britain):

Note: These are the 1551st and 1552nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-27 - RV bursts into flame while parked near Lyndell Road and Hutchison Boulevard in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

Note: This is the 411th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-27 - Van bursts into flame in Campbellville area in coastal Georgetown (Guyana):

2017-08-27 - SUV bursts into flame on the Princes Highway near Bega (Australia):

2017-08-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 5:45 AM while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Investigators haven't determined what caused the fire, but say they believe it started in a pickup truck in the garage."

2017-08-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Cortland (New York):

2017-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 near Rodeo (California):

2017-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M7 near Seven Hills (Australia):

2017-08-27 - Car bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked at home in coastal George Town (Cayman Islands):

2017-08-27 - Police car bursts into flame on the A168 in Asenby, Yorkshire (Britain):

2017-08-27 - Classic Jaguar bursts into flame on road near coastal Thorpeness (Britain):

2017-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Stroud (Britain):

Quote: "It has been a day of delays on the M5. It began when a car burst into flames on the M5 in the morning causing significant delays."

2017-08-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-77 in Jackson County (West Virginia):

2017-08-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Barnum Road in Olean (New York):

2017-08-27 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 4:17 AM while parked at home on Kinniside Avenue in Whitehaven (Britain):

Quote: "Motorbike fire in Whitehaven(Copeland) 27 Aug 2017 At 04:17 firefighters were called to a motorbike fire on Kinniside Avenue, Whitehaven.  The fire was in the garden of a property and crews, from Whitehaven, used one hose reel jet to extinguish it. Police also attended the incident."

2017-08-27 - Truck rental business damaged by fire in Downey (California):

2017-08-27 - Barn destroyed by fire at midnight in Meridianville (Alabama), several pigs killed:

2017-08-27 - Barn damaged by fire on River Street in West Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

2017-08-27 - Wildfire grows to 168 square miles near coastal Brookings (Oregon):

2017-08-27 - Wildfire grows to 4,000 acres near Lincoln (Montana):

2017-08-27 - Wildfire grows to 3,500 acres in the Sheep Creek Drainage in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (Utah):

2017-08-27 - Wildfire grows to 18,800 acres north of Seeley Lake (Montana):

2017-08-27 - Wildfire grows to, 25,700 acres near Superior (Montana):

2017-08-27 - Wildfire grows to 8,000+ acres within half a mile of Crater Lake National Park (Oregon):

2017-08-27 - Brush fire breaks out and threatens structures near Lake Elsinore (California):

2017-08-27 - Fifty tons of baled straw goes up in flames on Toppesfield Road in Great Yeldham (Britain):

2017-08-27 - AC unit bursts into flame at aluminum business in Holland (Michigan):

2017-08-27 - Auto shop and market heavily damaged by fire in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2017-08-27 - Pallet and crate business damaged by fire in Boonville (Indiana):

Quote: "A massive fire at Industrial Woodkraft in Boonville rekindled Sunday afternoon. Boonville fire officials say they returned to the scene around 2:30 P.M. There were some hot spots that reignited. Industrial Woodkraft makes pallets and crates and distributes shipping and packaging products."

2017-08-27 - Silo damaged by fire in the Town of Norway (Wisconsin):

2017-08-27 - Businesses and apartments destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM, funeral home damaged, in Forest City (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-27 - Home damaged by fire just before 5 AM in Topeka (Kansas), nobody there:

2017-08-27 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Bridgeport Township (Michigan):

2017-08-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Charleston (West Virginia):

2017-08-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 10:30 PM on Fairview Drive in Institute (West Virginia):

2017-08-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-08-27 - Home under construction destroyed by fire at 5 AM in North Bethany (Oregon):

2017-08-27 - Home destroyed by fire in the Township of Conover (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2017-08-27 - Home destroyed by fire and explosions in coastal Mary Esther (Florida), nobody there:

2017-08-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2017-08-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire near the Allegheny River in Sharpsburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-27 - Motel damaged by fire in Jefferson (New Hampshire):

2017-08-27 - Deadly fire burns home in Hedgesville (West Virginia), 1 killed, two other fatal fires too:

2017-08-27 - Deadly fire burns home in Rensselaer Falls (New York), 1 killed:

2017-08-27 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 11:30 PM in coastal Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (New York), 1 killed:

2017-08-27 - Vacant home and shed burn at 5:17 AM in Massillon (Ohio):

2017-08-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Cahokia (Illinois):

2017-08-27 - Vacant bowling alley burns at 5:45 AM in New Albany (Indiana):

2017-08-27 - Vacant stables burn on Swindon Lane in Cheltenham (Britain):

2017-08-27 - 26 people found dead in a week in Ukraine, watery deaths up 100% over the previous year:

Quote: "Twenty-six people drowned in Ukrainian waterways on August 21-27, the press service of the State Service for Emergency Situations has reported. 'Twenty-six people have died in waterways over the last week,' the report says. The number of people who have drowned in Ukrainian rivers and lakes since the beginning of the year is twice as high as last year and is 866 people, including 85 children."

2017-08-27 - Nine children, all 10-15, die during idol immersion in pond in Bhagalpur (India):

2017-08-27 - Three girls, 12, 13 and 15, die in the Mej River in Bhilwara (India):

2017-08-27 - Two teens, 14 and 15, die in the River Ravi in Lahore (Pakistan):

2017-08-27 - Man, 22, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at the Dallas Aquatic Center, dies shortly later, in Dallas (Oregon):

2017-08-27 - Woman, 85, found dead in swimming pool at home in Placentia (California):

Quote: "In the drowning, an 85-year-old Placentia woman was pronounced dead by Orange County Fire Authority paramedics after a neighbor reported seeing her floating in her backyard pool Sunday at 12:10 a.m., said OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi. 'It appears she either fell into the pool or had a heart attack or stroke,' Placentia Sgt. Bryce Angel said."

2017-08-27 - Man, 62, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at Seven Falls in El Paso County (Colorado):

Quote: "A man is dead after suffering a medical emergency at Seven Falls on Sunday night. The El Paso County Sheriff's office confirms the man is a 62-year-old, no other details about his identity are being released. The Sheriff's office said he climbed to the top of the stairs and collapsed after getting dizzy."

Note: That's about seven falls too many these days...

2017-08-27 - Man, 61, found dead in water next to his wheelchair in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

2017-08-27 - Man, 52, found dead at Walmart in La Marque (Texas):

2017-08-27 - Man, 30, 82nd Airborne soldier, found dead in barracks room at Fort Bragg (North Carolina):

2017-08-27 - Girl, 11, found dead in pond in Wichita (Kansas):

2017-08-27 - Man, 84, found dead in Millerton Lake (California):

2017-08-27 - Man, 81, found dead in Martling Lake in Cloves Lake Park in Castleton Corners (New York):

2017-08-27 - Boy, 15, found dead in the Lester River in Duluth (Minnesota):

2017-08-27 - Man, 48, found dead in the water at Lake Michigan beach in park in Racine (Wisconsin):

2017-08-27 - Man found dead near Green Tree Drive in Liberty (South Carolina):

2017-08-27 - Man, 48, found dead in the Highwood River near High River, Alberta (Canada):

2017-08-27 - Man, 47, legendary ironman champion, has 'medical event', car crashes, man dies shortly later, at coastal Mermaid Waters (Australia):

Quote: "The star died this morning after a medical event and car crash at Mermaid Waters."

Note: SUV wasn't too damaged, just hit a wood fence, so it wasn't the crash that killed him...

2017-08-27 - Man, 55, crewmember, falls off ship and dies near coastal Flevoland (Netherlands):

Quote: "In the morning of Aug 27, 2017, a 55 year old Polish crew member of the 'Viking' fell over board on the IJsselmeer. A large-scale search was started off Lemmer after the ship alerted the Coastguard, sailing in the Noordermeergeul, around 8.40 a.m. Dreggen. The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter, a team of Stichting Opsporingsapparatuur Drekingen Urk was on the spot as well as the police, four boats from the KNRM Urk and Lemmer and boast of Rijkswaterstaat. In the afternoon the body of the missing sailor was found."

2017-08-27 - Woman, 23, falls off hotel and dies in Hat Yai (Thailand), possible toppler:

2017-08-27 - Man, 32, found dead in Horbury Lagoon near Wakefield (Britain):

2017-08-27 - Man, 34, found dead in the water near coastal Beachy Head (Britain):

Quote: "James Grant, 34, had been missing from Chelmsford since Friday August 25. A man’s body was discovered in the water off Beachy Head in Sussex on Saturday, August 26."

Note: Beachy Head, where the unknown odor rolled in off the ocean and sickened dozens of people...

2017-08-27 - Boy, 17, slumps over dead shortly before 2 AM in tent at festival in Reading (Britain):

2017-08-27 - Man, 33, found dead at beach in coastal Porthkerry (Britain):

2017-08-27 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on ferry ship near coastal Peel (Isle of Man):

Quote: "Steam Packet fastcraft Manannan diverted to Peel this morning (Sunday) due to a medical emergency on board."

2017-08-27 - Driver has 'medical issue', car slams into building, on North Water Street in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the driver suffered from a medical issue."

Note: Right next to a stream or river, which you can see in the pic in the story...

2017-08-27 - Small plane crash-lands in field in Fortuna (California), 1 lightly injured:

2017-08-27 - Small plane crashes and burns in forest in Kuusiku in Rapla Parish, Rapla County (Estonia), 2 killed:

2017-08-27 - Small plane crashes in mountains near coastal Fukushima (Japan), 1 killed:

2017-08-27 - Small plane crashes into jungle between Chi-Chi and Mahdia (Guyana), 1 killed:

2017-08-27 - Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter crashes in or near the Sea of Japan:

2017-08-27 - Passenger bus overturns in Gauri Bazar (India), 12 injured:

2017-08-27 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, in Van Reenen (South Africa):

2017-08-27 - Tractor trailer overturns on Route 422 in Berks County (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-27 - RV crashes, bursts into flame, on the Kingsbury Grade near Lake Tahoe (Nevada), 2 injured:

2017-08-27 - Van veers off road, crashes into tree, in Croydon (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-08-27 - SUV and heavy truck collide head-on in coastal Gujarat (India), 11 killed:

2017-08-27 - SUV veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Bellevue (Canada), 4 killed:

2017-08-27 - Two cars collide head-on in coastal Marstons Mills (Massachusetts), 3+ injured:

2017-08-27 - Car slams into car near Roanoke (Illinois), 2 killed:

Quote: "Autopsies are scheduled to determine if a medical event played a part in the crash."

2017-08-27 - Car overturns in parking lot in Paramus (New Jersey), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2017-08-27 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Amarillo (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-08-27 - Car veers off road at 11:11 PM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Lake Mary (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-08-27 - Car overturns at 2:45 AM, bursts into flame, in Bethesda (Maryland), 1 injured:

2017-08-27 - Naked man damages stuff, gets captured in Harbor Cove area in Mooresville (North Carolina):

Quote: "Following up on the call, Chilton said that MPD received further information that the nude man had also thrown a wrench through a car window. Officers then arrived in the area and located the naked male. 'The male became combative as soon as officers attempted to speak with him, and a struggle between the man and officers ensued,' Chilton said. 'The male was eventually taken into custody.' Officers on scene had the male transported by Iredell County EMS to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation."

Note: This area is virtually surrounded by water. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-08-27 - Shark attacks and injures 3-year-old girl at beach in Stuart (Florida):

2017-08-27 - Man, 69, has 'medical episode' while waterskiing on the Congamond Lakes in Southwick (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A 69 year-old man was rushed to the hospital Sunday, after suffering a medical episode while waterskiing on the Congamond Lakes in Southwick."

2017-08-27 - Man in his 50s or 60s has 'medical emergency' and almost dies while swimming at coastal Ulua Beach (Hawaii):

Quote: "A man was left in critical condition this morning after he was pulled from waters off Ulua Beach in Wailea. Witnesses saw the man having a possible medical emergency while in the water and brought the man to shore in a canoe."

2017-08-27 - Man, 39, goes out on jet ski, goes missing, empty 'ghost jet ski' found, on West Battle Lake (Minnesota):

Quote: "Peter Akinboro, 39, was reported missing about 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, after taking a Jet Ski out on West Battle Lake, about 25 miles east of Fergus Falls, Minn. A family member discovered the Jet Ski drifting on the lake, but no sign of Akinboro was found, according to the Otter County Sheriff’s Office."

2017-08-27 - Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2017-08-27 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Islamabad (Pakistan):

2017-08-27 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Castaic (California):

2017-08-27 - Lightning strike kills two boys in Nepal:

2017-08-27 - Fierce hailstorm pounds Grado (Spain):

2017-08-27 - Death toll from flooding rises to 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh:

2017-08-27 - Creosote bush - Native American medicinal plant may be stronger than modern drugs:


  1. Super job, Jonny - you round up all the stuff the msm won't delve into, analyze it and come up with a reasonable, rational (though disconcerting) conclusion. How about all those poor kids dying at once in ponds and streams, just trying to bathe and cool off? It's tragic.

    Harvey is going into phase 2, where it's already done way too much damage, but now it's re-invigorated and returning to maybe wash out a few dams (one levee was already breached) sending even more water downstream (ending up in Houston and environs). It's also heading slowly toward New Orleans and Louisiana in general.
    You know things are gonna get bad when it's just raining normally in New Orleans, but the city pumps (that were just "rebuilt") fail. Here we go again.

    Harvey Gathers Strength and Threatens to Make Landfall Again

    -Harvey, now a tropical storm with maximum winds of about 45 mph, was around 100 miles east-southeast of Port O'Connor, Texas, at 5 a.m. ET Tuesday and was slowly moving back toward coastal waters.
    -It is expected to remain offshore in the Gulf of Mexico before turning back north toward southeast Texas on Wednesday.
    -Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
    -Flash flood warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday morning, and almost 300,000 customers are without power.

    The Department of Homeland Security said it was sending personnel to the state to help bolster security forces, while Gov. Greg Abbott said the entire Texas National Guard — about 12,000 members — would be deployed. [more; go ahead, you loot we shoot]

    [watch this uplifting news report]

    Dallas prepares to open mega-shelter for Harvey evacuees

    Dallas is preparing to open a mega-shelter at its downtown convention center as the city has been asked to get ready for what could be tens of thousands of evacuees from Harvey. [more]

    Saving Pets Is Paramount for Many Fleeing Tropical Storm Harvey

    Rescued dogs were being held in rows of cages in an air-conditioned warehouse east of downtown San Antonio. Cats, for their own peace of mind, were taken to a separate location.

    Some animals already in the shelter’s care before the storm were expected to be flown to animal centers in other states to make room for displaced pets from Harvey. On Tuesday morning, the first flight full of dogs and cats is scheduled to depart San Antonio for New Jersey. On Wednesday, a flight will head to Seattle. [more]

    Wary Louisiana prepares for inundation by Harvey

    Donald Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office that covers southwest Louisiana said the area could get 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) more rain through Wednesday.

    Lightning strike kills man in Gulf Shores, Alabama

    Locals on West Beach say the lightning strike came out of the blue.

    The group from Birmingham had been celebrating with a bachelor's party on the beach.

    "It hit one of them then jumped from him to another one and the other four it didn't actually hit but they were very close, it knocked them all to the ground," said Brokenshaw. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Tuesday, 29 August 2017
    The latest inteview of Guy McPherson

    "The best example of shooting the messenger I have seen. It is utterly disgusting and it will weal us all woe. Guy McPherson has been treated like the great Galileo. We have learned nothing since the Middle Ages and we have forgotten nothing either. Denunciation now rules OK. Due process is now all but gone."
    ---Comment on Facebook
    GUEST: Guy McPherson - Nature Bats Last - Open Eyes 08-25-17

    Guy McPherson - "I’m Mostly Done"

    Guy McPherson has gone dark

    A strategic retreat is in order. The lethal combination of professional trolls and the Deep State — not that the two are mutually exclusive — has me changing my priorities. [more]

    Houston -sitting duck for next big hurricane
    Hell and High Water (Full Text)
    Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It’s home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And it’s a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?

    [this was written in March of 2016, an(other) ignored warning]

    If a storm hits the region in the right spot, “it’s going to kill America’s economy,” said Pete Olson, a Republican congressman from Sugar Land, a Houston suburb.

    Such a storm would devastate the Houston Ship Channel, shuttering one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Flanked by 10 major refineries — including the nation’s largest — and dozens of chemical manufacturing plants, the Ship Channel is a crucial transportation route for crude oil and other key products, such as plastics and pesticides. A shutdown could lead to a spike in gasoline prices and many consumer goods — everything from car tires to cell phone parts to prescription pills.

    “It would affect supply chains across the U.S., it would probably affect factories and plants in every major metropolitan area in the U.S.,” said Patrick Jankowski, vice president for research at the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston’s chamber of commerce.

    Houston’s perfect storm would virtually wipe out the Clear Lake area, home to some of the fastest-growing communities in the United States and to the Johnson Space Center, the headquarters for NASA’s human spaceflight operation. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses there would be severely flooded.

    Hopes for swift, decisive action have foundered as scientists, local officials and politicians have argued and pointed fingers at one another. Only in the past two years have studies launched to determine how best to proceed.

    A devastating storm could hit the region long before any action is taken. [more; and it HAS!]

    [more below]

  3. Drone Shows Devastating Flood in Houston Neighborhood | NBC News

    Hurricane Harvey: "To emphasize as strongly as possible, this isn't over yet." Another 15-25" (in and of itself a catastrophe) still on the way for Houston.

    Eric Holthaus is one of the best and most honest reporters on climate change in MSM.

    Texas will be recovering from #Harvey for years.

    Harvey is already the worst rainstorm in U.S. history, and it’s still raining

    The pictures are heartbreaking, the statistics are mind-boggling. And, incredibly, it’s still getting worse. [more]

    Hurricane Harvey update from Jeff Masters

    Harvey Moves Back Over Water; Historic Rainfall Will Continue

    Tornadoes with Harvey
    On Sunday, there quite a few tornado warnings for Harvey based on Doppler radar signatures, but not many confirmed tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center logged six preliminary tornado reports on Sunday—two in Texas, and four in Louisiana. Saturday was the big day for tornadoes from the hurricane, with twelve preliminary twisters: ten in Texas, and two in Louisiana. Harvey will likely continue to spin off a few tornadoes each day through Wednesday, but these are likely to be of the relatively weak and short-lived EF0 and EF1 variety. Eight tornadoes were reported on Friday in Texas from Harvey. [more]

    Apocalyptic Flooding in Houston, Dams About to Break, New Evacuations, Nuclear Plant Concerns!!!

    [includes 28 min. video report - good summary]

    B.C. premier, forests minister tour wildfire-affected regions – Record 10,600 square kilometres burned so far in 2017

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

    [as usual, check the comments section for more]

    Potential Houston Levee Failures: Reports Indicate that Reservoirs are Being Strained to the Breaking Point

    Houston, we'll have a problem -- insurance companies that won't pay

    Texas Just Passed a New Law That Could Screw Harvey Victims

    People have until Friday to file insurance claims, otherwise it could cost them big.

    “Much of this new law is a money grab by the insurance industry,” Raizner said.

    [isn't that nice? while people are in distress, losing homes and livelihoods, the insurance industry is working hard to curtail the impact to them by passing legislation DURING the flooding - while many are without power and surely don't even know about it!]

  4. Wow, that's just dastardly, changing the laws regarding insurance claims during possibly (probably) the biggest flood event in US history. Government by the corporations and for the corporations. America, f#ck yeah!

  5. Yeah, but I blame the (bribed) politicians who support the paying industries rather than doing what's right for their fellow citizens. Geez, these laws will effect their own relatives and "friends."

    Texas county outside Houston warns of levee breach due to Harvey

    Officials in Brazoria County, outside Houston, warned on Twitter on Tuesday that a levee at Columbia Lakes had been breached by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey and urged any residents who had not already evacuated the area to leave immediately. 

    US holds second test of B61-12 nuclear bombs

    "In order to placate his critics, in the media and in politics, Trump has given a blank check to his generals. So they are having a grand time right now, and they are testing all the weapons they've been wanting to test, but not been able to."

    The first production of the bomb is scheduled for March 2020.
    [the test dropped inert prototypes]

    Over the next 30 years, Washington could spend up to $1 trillion on a massive weapons modernization program. [more; while the rest of us starve and are left with broken infrastructure]

    Video of Russian air force destroying escaping ISIS convoy

    During the night and today, Russian jets have continued to successfully attack ISIS targets, destroying four tanks, 16 high-cross-country vehicles with heavy machine guns, six heavy vehicles with ammunition, and two fortified areas with artillery positions. [more]

    Downtown Houston is gone if Addicks Reservoir breaks (video)

    Barker and Addick reservoirs are filling rapidly, nearing capacity for the first time, putting thousands of homes and entire communities at risk.

    [lots of video commentary]

  6. Another thing that's GREAT about your blog, Jonny, is that you aren't into ads for survival gear, ready to eat meals, or firearms (not to mention spy gear, camo wear or ninja weaponry). I checked out the Followers section for the 1st time. Where are all these people? Nobody (except Fran and maybe one or two others I can't recall since they rarely post) has anything to say or report? Nothing? How can that be?

    Four feared dead after mudslides hit Sironko, Uganda

    Update: Death toll increases to 17 in China landslide

    Update: Flood death toll rises to 514 in Bihar, India

    Turkey unprepared as Istanbul battered by 3rd mega-storm this summer (VIDEOS)

    Climate scientists warned earlier this month that Istanbul residents should prepare for far more flooding in the future as recent climate dynamics indicate the increased likelihood of 'supercells' forming, which have caused major flooding in the city twice already this summer. [more]

    Record-setting heat wave coming to Southern California

    [1 min. video]

    Monsoon flooding brings Mumbai to a standstill after 11 inches of rainfall

    Global warming turns Bolivia village into a ghost town

    [correction: it's because of the mini-Ice Age and solar minimum]

    Houston levees overflow, residents south of Houston urged to flee – “Get out now!”

    Another levee has breached in Texas, just south of Houston.
    Brazoria County officials said the levee at Columbia Lakes had breached and told residents to "Get out Now!!"
    County officials also expected widespread flooding of the Brazos River. [more]

    Trump reversed regulations to protect infrastructure against flooding just days before Hurricane Harvey – “We will rebuild things that should not be rebuilt”

    Just 10 days before Hurricane Harvey descended upon Texas on Friday, wreaking havoc and widespread flooding, President Donald Trump signed an executive order revoking a set of regulations that would have made federally-funded infrastructure less vulnerable to flooding.
    The Obama-era rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required the federal government to take into account the risk of flooding and sea-level rise as a result of climate change when constructing new infrastructure and rebuilding after disasters.
    Experts are predicting Harvey — the most powerful storm to hit the US since 2004 — will cost Texas between $30 billion and $100 billion in damage. [more]

    [every day the estimated damage costs rise - what happened to the $3 billion "adequate" FEMA money they were bandying about yesterday? OH!]

    [continued below]

  7. Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of prior storms — a potentially crushing blow to personal finances and neighborhoods along the Gulf Coast.
    Insurance experts say only a small fraction of homeowners in Harvey's path of destruction have flood insurance. That means families with flooded basements, soaked furniture and water-damaged walls will have to dig deep into their pockets or take on more debt to fix up their homes. Some may be forced to sell, if they can, and leave their communities. [more; great planning]

    Mysterious noises in the sky of Iran terrifies residents of Astara (videos)

    [the bizarre trumpeting (2 short vids) is back - or is that GIANT METAL EQUIPMENT moving around? Sun Ra and His Interplanetary Arkestra! On Acid!]

    Rice Ridge Fire forces evacuations at Seeley Lake, Montana

    Worst Tropical Rainfall Event in Texas History Made More Deadly by Climate Change: Harvey Totals Now Top 49 Inches

    Harvey’s persistent stall has brought very severe rains to a large swath running all the way from southeast Texas in an arc through Mississippi. And a huge flood basin from Victoria to Austin to Lufkin to Lake Charles has now received between 8 and nearly 50 inches of rain as of early Tuesday. [more]

    Houston Levee Failures: Reports Indicate that Reservoirs are Being Strained Past the Breaking Point

    News reports Monday night from Houston KTRK indicated that water levels at Addicks and Barker Reservoirs were continuing to rise sharply despite controlled releases starting at 1 AM on Monday. According to these reports, the reservoirs had received upwards of 25 inches of rainfall. The National Weather Service indicated that another 25 inches may be on the way in total. And despite the controlled release, reservoir levels were continuing to rise at a rate of 4 inches per hour. [more]

    [from the comments section, ellegua posted these next two]
    ‘Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters’

    A Houston police officer drowned in his patrol car in Harvey floodwaters, according to three department officials.

    He was trying different routes, and took a wrong turn,” one high-ranking official said, asking not to be identified.
    After getting trapped in high water, the officer tried to get out but was unable to… [more; arrggggh]

    ‘”Chemical emergency” that added to area’s catastrophe is contained’

    La Porte firefighters and a Harris County hazmat team have contained a chemical spill Monday after a pipeline ruptured on the northeast side of La Porte in the petrochemical district about 20 miles east of downtown Houston.

    …The chemical that leaked just north of the interchange between Texas 225 and Texas 146 was anhydrous hydrogen chloride, “which presents symptoms of eye, throat, and nasal irritation,” according to a statement issued by the city of La Porte. [more]

    The Big Wobble blog seems to be down (temporarily?) - nothing since last week.

  8. Journalist reporting links between CIA and weapons sent to terror groups in Syria interrogated, then fired

    A months-long investigation which tracked and exposed a massive covert weapons shipment network to terror groups in Syria via diplomatic flights originating in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe under the watch of the CIA and other intelligence agencies has resulted in the interrogation and firing of the Bulgarian journalist who first broke the story. This comes as the original report is finally breaking into mainstream international coverage. [more]

    [see, the U.S. doesn't like when people tell the truth and expose their "secrets" - like they've been doing with McPherson and others - they'll 'get you back' sooner or later; this reporter may not have long to live, never mind being fired]

    [yet ANOTHER thing to worry about with Harvey]
    Danger Lurks In The Floodwaters From Hurricane Harvey

    Wading through the deep flooded streets without any sort of protection could lead to some serious health complications, so unless exposure is totally necessary, it’s best to avoid going in the water.

    The World Health Organization warns the exposure to flood waters can increase the risks for water-borne disease like cholera and hepatitis A. Additionally, contaminated waters that mix with flood waters can cause diarrheal diseases. A full list of infectious disease that those exposed to flood waters are at risk for is available online.

    Other hazards that might be present in the water include live wires, sharp objects and manholes that might not be visible before entering the water. Live wires can electrocute waders and manholes can come uncovered in strong waters and pull waders down with great force.

    Displaced animals and critters pose a threat as well. Especially in warmer climates like Texas and Louisiana those entering the water should be on the lookout for snakes, alligators, fire ants and critters that thrive in wet warm climates. [more]

    Weaponizing history and journalism in America
    Paul Craig Roberts

    In the United States, facts, an important element of truth, are not important. They are not important in the media, politics, universities, historical explanations, or the courtroom. Non-factual explanations of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings are served up as the official explanation. Facts have been politicized, emotionalized, weaponized and simply ignored. As David Irving has shown, Anglo-American histories of World War 2 are, for the most part, feel-good histories, as are "civil war" histories as Thomas DiLorenzo and others have demonstrated. Of course, they are feel good only for the victors. Their emotional purpose means that inconvenient facts are unpalatable and ignored. [more; yep - it's all (including Hollywood) controlled/overseen by CIA and others]

    [last bit for today, below]

  9. Massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video

    A massive landslide hit Bijie City in Zhangjiawan Township, Nayong County of southwest China's Guizhou province at about 10:40 local time on Monday, August 28, 2017, affecting 34 households. At least three people have died, seven are injured and another 32 are missing. [more]

    Collapse In Broad Daylight Is Not A Black Swan Event

    Let's see, a 500 year deluge of the U.S. oil capital, ballistic missiles hurtling across Japan, Camacho-in-chief with his finger on the trigger. It can only be another buying opportunity.

    Yen carry traders are slightly over-exposed to confrontation between two megalomaniac nutjobs [chart]

    Well at least we have Alibaba-sponsored fake global reflation, because fake U.S. reflation is done [graph]

    In the meantime, one more chance to BTFD before all hell breaks loose [more; 3 stock charts]

    Joel Osteen's Houston church receives evacuees after backlash on social media

    Lakewood Church in Houston is accepting victims of Hurricane Harvey who need a place to shelter, the megachurch said this morning, after it received backlash for not initially welcoming in evacuees. [I hate these phony churches and fake religious people]

    Houston Businessman Turns His Furniture Stores Into Storm Shelters

    Jim McIngvale, who goes by the nickname “Mattress Mack,” put calls out on social media on Sunday for people displaced by the effects of Hurricane Harvey to take refuge at either of his two Gallery Furniture stores.

    It apparently didn’t take long for his businesses to reach capacity, housing 400 people by Monday night

    He has been providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to the evacuees.
    [he did the same thing when Katrina hit - this guy is stand up]

    9 Animal Rescues From Hurricane Harvey That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

    While the National Guard has been deployed to rescue humans from the increasingly dangerous situation in Texas, these brave people have also made sure that no animal-whether a pet or a wild animal-gets left behind either. [more; check it out]

    Over 300 gators may escape from enclosure as hurricane flood waters approach fence height

    29-Year-Old with No Medical Expertise Takes Command of Crowded Texas Shelter: 'That Guy Is a Hero'

    House flippers triggered the US housing market crash, not poor subprime borrowers

    Mounting evidence suggests that the notion that the 2007 crash happened because people with shoddy credit borrowed to buy houses they couldn’t afford is just plain wrong. The latest comes in a new NBER working paper arguing that it was wealthy or middle-class house-flipping speculators who blew up the bubble to cataclysmic proportions, and then wrecked local housing markets when they defaulted en masse. [more]

  10. Yeah, only one ad here, for Joe Morey's book, and that's only here to give people a printed option for information and because Joe said he's send the Red Cross a little money for each book sold, and I knew the Red Cross would get strained by catastrophes. I don't want money to have anything to do with what's happening, as far as I'm concerned. That's also why I never turned on Google AdSense ads. Don't wanna profit off the suffering and dying of my fellow human beings, basically, and though I have little control over much of anything, I do have control over that.

    As for my quiet followers, I dunno! Maybe what I'm saying renders people speechless. Or they're hoping I'm wrong and waiting to see something happen that would prove me wrong (which would be nice, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that), or something like that.

    In short: I dunno, I just work here!