Thursday, August 31, 2017

Event Update For 2017-08-31

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: Variety Pack

2017-08-31 - Sulfur-garbage odor regularly hitting Madison (Wisconsin), since mid-July:

Quote: "Public health officials remain stumped about what may be causing an odor that has been reported on Madison’s east side, but they are continuing efforts to track down the source. Residents have been reporting a strong-smelling foul order since about mid-July, said Dane County Madison Public Health’s environmental health services supervisor John Hausbeck. He said the odor has been described as sulfur- and garbage-like. Hausbeck said residents are noticing the odor typically early in the morning or late in the evenings."

2017-08-31 - Unknown odor hits residential area in Wheat Ridge, Arvada (Colorado), 2 hospitalized:

Quote: "They say four people were treated on scene and two were transported to the hospital. On Twitter, Arvada Fire Department described an odor coming from a residential structure. They did not specify whether it was a home or apartment."

2017-08-31 - Passenger has seizure on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Reykjavik (Iceland):

Quote: "An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to the US was diverted this afternoon after a passenger suffered a suspected seizure on board. A spokeswoman for the airline confirmed that flight EI101 travelling from Dublin to Newark had to be diverted to Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik due to a medical emergency'."

2017-08-31 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Pisa (Italy), near the coast:

Quote: "A Ryanair flight from Bristol has been forced to divert following a medical emergency. The Malta-bound flight from Bristol Airport took off at 10.20am and had been due to land in Malta at 2.40pm. But the flight diverted and the twin-jet Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at Pisa International Airport in Italy at 1.20pm before arriving at the gate half an hour later, according to"

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame and kills 3 men on street in Gurugram (India):

Quote: "Police said the trio got trapped inside the centrally locked car and could not escape when the fire engulfed their vehicle."

Note: Warned about that problem many dozens of times. Some of these car fires will disable your locks, seatbelts, doors and windows, so if you don't have something with which to cut seatbelts and break windows then that's it for you. And even if you DO have the tools necessary, you may have less than a minute before lack of oxygen knocks you unconscious, so you have to act fast...

2017-08-31 - Chemical plant goes up in flames during flooding in Crosby (Texas):

2017-08-31 - Coal mine rocked by methane explosion in Shakhtinsk (Kazakhstan), 3 killed:

2017-08-31 - Underground electrical explosion and fire just before 4 AM hits coastal Iwilei, Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Calls came in for the fire just before 4 a.m. Police closed off a portion of the street near the Costco store. Witnesses heard an explosion and then saw flames and black smoke coming from the manhole located near the intersection of Alakawa Street and Nimitz Highway. Multiple power outages were reported in the area, but Hawaiian Electric via twitter confirms all customers have been restored."

2017-08-31 - Six cars go up in flames while parked in parking garage at clinic in Birmingham (Alabama):

2017-08-31 - Wood recycling center hit by fire just after 4 AM in Vancouver (Washington):

2017-08-31 - Huge wildfire spreads from the US to Canada near Keremeos (Canada):

2017-08-31 - Cargo boat explodes and burns in Kampung Padang (Malaysia), near the coast, 2 killed, 3 injured:

Quote: "A cargo boat transporting petrol to Pulau Banggi caught fire following an explosion yesterday, resulting in two crew dead and three others injured, according to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)."

2017-08-31 - Boat explodes into flame at home in Brices Creek area in Craven County near coastal New Bern (North Carolina), 2 injured:

2017-08-31 - Boat bursts into flame and kills man at beach in coastal Iqaluit (Canada):

2017-08-31 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while docked at John’s Cove Wharf in coastal Yarmouth (Canada):

Note: These are the 795th, 796th, 797th and 798th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-31 - Shuttle bus destroyed by fire, box truck damaged, at business in Sebring (Florida):

2017-08-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Beijing (China):

Note: These are the 588th and 589th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-08-31 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-80 near Walcott (Iowa):

Quote: "Officials say the smoke and fire damaged the truck and one of the vehicles on the car hauler. It also stopped westbound traffic on I-80 for about a half hour due to visibility."

Note: This is the 51st car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-08-31 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2017-08-31 - In separate incidents, within 34 minutes, 14 miles apart, tractor trailer and RV trailer burst into flame along I-17 near Camp Verde (Arizona):

Quote: "Around 7:33 p.m. Thursday, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority emergency crews from Station 81 responded to a vehicle fire involving an RV trailer on I-17 northbound at mile post 283.5. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a large RV camp trailer fully involved in fire, with fire spreading to the brush on the side of the highway, according to a media release from CCFMA."

Quote: "Around 8:07 p.m., CCFMA emergency crews from Station 82 responded to a tractor trailer fire on I-17 southbound at mile post 297 in the rest area parking lot."

2017-08-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway near Newburgh (New York):

2017-08-31 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Ashton (Idaho):

Note: These are the 1579th, 1580th, 1581st and 1582nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-31 - Garbage truck explodes into flame on street in North Fairmount (Ohio):

2017-08-31 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Ring Road in Regina (Canada):

2017-08-31 - FedEx van bursts into flame on the 215 Freeway in Los Angeles County (California):

2017-08-31 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-08-31 - SUV bursts into flame on I-91 in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2017-08-31 - SUV bursts into flame at school campus in Emporia (Kansas):

2017-08-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on bridge in Cathedral City (California):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Bangor International Airport in Bangor (Maine):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Woodbridge (New Jersey):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Saskatoon (Canada):

Quote: "A car fire early Thursday morning burned up a detached garage in Saskatoon last night."

2017-08-31 - Three cars go up in flames while parked at Tesco in Bulwell (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on Fernheath Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame at 4:01 AM on King Street in Middlewich (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Honiton (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame at Fishleigh Rock Farm in Umberleigh (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M11 near Harlow (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on the A37 near Grimstone (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame at 6:33 AM on South Street in Torrington (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on the A41 in Aston Clinton (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 31 August, 10.41pm Car fire, A41, Aston Clinton. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Gerrards Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 31 August, 11.38am Small fire in engine compartment of car, M25 clockwise between junctions 16 (M40 interchange) and 17 (Maple Cross). One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2017-08-31 - Car bursts into flame on Cowick Road in Snaith (Britain):

Quote: "Cowick Road, Snaith. Thu 31 Aug 2017 15:25 (No:19171) Fire in engine compartment of car, two BA, one hose reel and one Thermal Image Camera in use."

2017-08-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway in Rogers Pass (Canada):

2017-08-31 - Car and home go up in flames in Flint (Michigan), nobody there:

2017-08-31 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Tigard (Oregon):

2017-08-31 - Barn destroyed by fire near coastal Llanelli (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Wildfire grows to 17 square miles, destroys 5 cabins, near Havre (Montana):

2017-08-31 - Wildfire causes evacuations near Topaz (California):

2017-08-31 - Brush fire closes US 97 at Knapps Hill Tunnel near Chelan (Washington):

2017-08-31 - Dumpster bursts into flame at 3 AM, fire spreads to school, in Portland (Oregon):

2017-08-31 - City-owned building heavily damaged by fire in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "ABC 15's Taggart Houck was on scene and spoke with North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Garry Spain. Spain said the building is used by the city for shipping and receiving."

Note: Shipping and receiving, like with vehicles?

2017-08-31 - Preschool heavily damaged by fire at 7:30 AM in Syracuse (New York):

2017-08-31 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 12:45 AM in Wareham (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2017-08-31 - Furniture business destroyed by huge fire along the River Lea before 7:30 AM in Ware (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to Deans Furnishers in Star Street shortly before 7.30am this morning (Thursday, August 31). Flames were seen taking hold in the roof of the riverside building as thick, black smoke rose above the town centre."

2017-08-31 - Three historic buildings go up in flames in Frederick (Maryland):

2017-08-31 - Car wash damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-08-31 - Storage facility damaged by fire in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2017-08-31 - Cabin destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on West Rose Lake Drive near Canyon (Minnesota), nobody there:

2017-08-31 - Cabin destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM at Stillwater Beach Campground near Bradford (Ohio):

2017-08-31 - Mobile heavily damaged by fire before 4:30 AM in Greenbrier (Tennessee):

2017-08-31 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Amarillo (Texas), nobody there:

2017-08-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Hopkinton (Massachusetts):

2017-08-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2017-08-31 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 5:57 AM in Pinewood (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-08-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Gowrie (Iowa):

2017-08-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Topeka (Kansas):

2017-08-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Rochester (New York):

2017-08-31 - Vast number of fish found dead in the Keelung River near coastal Taipei (Taiwan):

2017-08-31 - Police horse sickens at the oceanfront, dies shortly later, in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "The Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol is mourning the loss of one of its horses. Disney, a 13-year-old Clydesdale cross horse, had been with the unit since 2011. Disney was on duty working at the Oceanfront when she got sick. She was rushed to get help, but didn’t make it."

2017-08-31 - Three teens, 15, 17 and 17, foam at the mouth and die in Langa area in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2017-08-31 - Two women and a man die during Haj in Mecca (Saudi Arabia):

Quote: "Three Ghanaian Muslim Hajj pilgrims performing the Islamic spiritual exercise have died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Deputy Communications Director for the Hajj Board, Hajia Marian Cissey, noted that 'so far we have lost three pilgrims; two being women and one is a male.' The two women died in their sleep while the third person, a man suffered a medical condition and died at the hospital."

2017-08-31 - Two men in their 20s or 30s, musicians, found dead at home on Tudor Road in Canterbury (Britain), another man found dead there too:

Quote: "Police investigating two men's deaths have confirmed another man was found dead in the same property just days earlier."

2017-08-31 - Three people, 22, 24 and 30, die during idol immersion in canal in Ahmedabad (India):

2017-08-31 - Woman, 51, loses consciousness in swimming pool at YMCA, dies shortly later, in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2017-08-31 - Man falls off dock into the water and dies in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-08-31 - Man, 55, found dead in Lake Michigan in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-08-31 - Man, 45, cop, found dead in the Potomac River near coastal Washington DC:

2017-08-31 - Man found dead in car in coastal Neptune Township (New Jersey):

2017-08-31 - Woman, 55, slumps over dead in car in Stevenson Ranch (California), near the Santa Clara River:

2017-08-31 - Man, 32, falls off Warrior River Bridge and dies in the wee hours in Tuscaloose County (Alabama):

2017-08-31 - Man, 34, found dead along the Nizina River at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (Alaska):

2017-08-31 - Boy, 15, falls off fire escape and dies before 7 AM in coastal Bronx (New York), possible toppler:

2017-08-31 - Man, 20, found dead in the woods at Talcott Mountain State Park (Connecticut):

Quote: "Officials say the body of a 20-year-old male from South Windsor was found in the woods of the park. They say it is considered an untimely death at this point."

2017-08-31 - Person found dead in pond at Papago Park near zoo in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-08-31 - Woman, 30s or 40s, found dead in home in Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-08-31 - Man found dead in hotel room in Mason (Ohio):

2017-08-31 - Man drops dead at home in Calgary (Canada):

2017-08-31 - Man, 28, dies in the water at beach in the wee hours in coastal Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands):

2017-08-31 - Man, 87, found dead in pond near his home in Tambon Don Kamyan (Thailand):

2017-08-31 - Man in his 50s drops dead on street in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-08-31 - Man, 61, production designer, drops dead in hotel room in Oxfordshire (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Man in his 60s slumps over dead in car on Bredhurst Road in Wigmore (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Man, 41, found dead in the River Taff in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Driver has 'medical problem' at 5 AM, car slams into pole, in coastal Rye (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police Chief Kevin Walsh said the cause of the 5 a.m. single-vehicle crash on Aug. 31 is believed to be related to a medical problem the driver experienced."

2017-08-31 - Woman, 40s or 50s, has 'medical incident', SUV hits building in Red Deer (Canada):

Quote: "An RCMP officer at the scene said the woman, believed to be in her late 40s to early 50s, suffered a medical incident that caused her to lose control of her vehicle."

2017-08-31 - Man, 67, has 'medical emergency', car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Gull Lake in Ross Township (Michigan), 4 injured:

Quote: "The crash occurred at about 11 a.m. on Aug. 31, on M-89 just west of North 37th Street in Ross Township. That is a few miles east of Richland and just south of Gull Lake. The mishap involved a four-door Jeep and a four-door compact car. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office reported that David Gibbs, 67, of Kalamazoo, was the driver of one vehicle. He apparently crossed the center line of the roadway near 37th Street after suffering some sort of medical emergency."

2017-08-31 - Small plane crashes and burns shortly after takeoff from airport in Fishers (Indiana), 1 killed:

2017-08-31 - Small plane crashes near coastal Tel Aviv (Israel), 2 injured:

2017-08-31 - School bus, SUV and pickup truck crash in Framingham (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

2017-08-31 - School bus, pickup truck and car crash in Summerfield (North Carolina), 2 injured:

2017-08-31 - School bus and two cars crash in Chicago (Illinois), 1 injured:

2017-08-31 - School bus and car crash in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), 3 injured:

2017-08-31 - School bus veers off road, crashes into ditch, on Quacco Road in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2017-08-31 - Car-hauler blows tire at 1 AM, crashes into woods, near Wilson (North Carolina):

2017-08-31 - Tanker truck overturns on Three Degree Road in Adams Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-31 - Tanker truck overturns on Blackberry Hill Road in Beacon Falls (Connecticut):

2017-08-31 - Tanker truck overturns on highway in Liaqauatpur (Pakistan):

2017-08-31 - Two tractor trailers crash on bridge, fire erupts, 34 more vehicles join in, in São Paulo (Brazil), 2 killed, 12 injured:

Quote: "The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. (10:45 GMT) when a truck carrying ink collided with a truck carrying scrap metal. Cars behind them weren’t able to stop in time and the crash soon extended as far as motorists could see. Flames engulfed both trucks and at least 12 of the cars, with the heavy smoke causing visibility problems."

2017-08-31 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, near the Sandy Run Creek Bridge (North Carolina):

2017-08-31 - Tractor trailer crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, on Highway 302 near Lily Plain (Canada), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 72-year-old man has died on Highway 302 today due to a semi crash roughly 25 km west of Prince Albert near Lily Plain. Prince Albert’s Fire Chief Jason Everitt, who was directing traffic on the scene, said a semi went into the ditch before 9 a.m. this morning and caught fire."

2017-08-31 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on Indiana 16 near Logansport (Indiana):

2017-08-31 - Van veers off road and overturns at 11:30 PM on the Garden State Parkway in Woodcliff Lake (New Jersey), 13 injured:

2017-08-31 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Chicopee (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "Wilk said the driver may have suffered a medical episode, but pending a full investigation could not say exactly what happened."

2017-08-31 - Pickup truck veers off road, plows through garage, in Highland (Indiana):

Quote: "Police are looking into the possibility that the man suffered a medical episode, but it's still too early to tell, Banasiak said."

2017-08-31 - Pickup truck plunges 100 feet into ravine in Grass Valley (Arizona):

2017-08-31 - Car veers off road, slams into tree, on M-40 near Lawton (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police said the cause of the crash might have been a medical incident."

2017-08-31 - Car veers off road and crashes on I-95 in Middletown (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-08-31 - Naked man runs around in Times Square then face-plants on street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Jewell, from Nashville, said the disheveled man appeared uneasy on his feet, but not dangerous. 'He was just stumbling across the street into the middle of the road,' she said. 'All of a sudden, he was face down in the road. It looked like he just face-planted.'"

2017-08-31 - Man runs down street stripping naked in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "He was seen running along King Street, through St Ann’s Square and across Deansgate on Thursday afternoon - apparently discarding clothes as he fled until he was completely naked. Police eventually caught up with him on St Mary’s Street beside Kendals."

2017-08-31 - Naked man with a machete or knife tased on street in São Paulo (Brazil):

2017-08-31 - Mountain lion attacks and injures horse in Michigantown (Indiana):

2017-08-31 - Sinkhole opens on street near Beaumont (California):

2017-08-31 - Sinkhole opens under van on street in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2017-08-31 - Large sinkhole sprouts near train station in Brussels (Belgium):

2017-08-31 - Sinkhole opens on street in Thornville Terrace (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Six-story building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 34+ killed, 15 injured:

Quote: "The incident was declared a Level III disaster at 8:42 am and the National Disaster Response Force was contacted. Two wings of a ground-plus-five storey building on Pakmodia Street in south Mumbai completely collapsed on Thursday morning, killing 16 people and injuring 15. At least 30 people are feared to be still trapped under the rubble, and rescue efforts are under way. Mumbai Fire Brigade officials said the call about the collapse was received by the control room at around 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, and teams were rushed to the spot from the nearby Byculla fire station, reaching the spot within 10 minutes. The incident was declared a Level III disaster at 8.42 a.m. and the National Disaster Response Force was contacted."

Quote: "The death toll in the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse has risen to 34 while at least 15 have sustained injuries and 46 people have been rescued in the rescue operations."

2017-08-31 - Water main breaks, street collapses, in El Paso (Texas):

2017-08-31 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole devours part of Main Street, in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-08-31 - Foundation crumbling, home sinking, near Deltona (Florida), possible sinkhole:

2017-08-31 - Man, 65, crewmember, strokes out on ship 'Natoma' off the coast of Oahu (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 65-year-old crew member of the 'Natoma' was medevaced by the US Coast Guard 50 miles north of Oahu on Aug 31, 2017. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a request for a medevac at approximately 8:50 a.m., from the captain of the "Natoma" for a man who was reportedly was suffering stroke like symptoms."

2017-08-31 - Heatwave continues baking the Bay Area (California):

2017-08-31 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Padang (Indonesia):

2017-08-31 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Khagrachhari (Bangladesh):

2017-08-31 - Hurricane Harvey updates as the scale of the devastation is revealed, death toll rises to 32:

Quote: "More than 48,000 homes have been destroyed by the storm and the estimated cost of damage is $160 billion..."

Quote: "The morgue in the fourth-largest city in the U.S. is near capacity, prompting officials to ask for a refrigerated tractor-trailer to handle any overflow. The bodies — storm-related or not — have accumulated over the past several days as Harvey's floodwaters swallowed the city, essentially closing down all businesses, including funeral homes. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley said Thursday the morgue has 175 bodies. Capacity is 200."

Quote: "The flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless in the greater Houston area but there also is rising concern about a biological lab in Galveston that houses deadly diseases, notes Joe Lauria."

Quote: "While mosquitoes aren't currently a concern for Persse, they will be in a major one very soon. 'In the short term I'm not too worried about the mosquitoes 'cause all this rain is gonna wash out all the breeding sites for the mosquitoes,' he said. 'But that'll be only about 10 to 14 days, and then we're gonna have an explosion of mosquitoes 'cause there's so much standing water which is all breeding sites.'"

Note: Yikes, hadn't even thought about skeeters, or flooded bio-labs full of deadly diseases...

2017-08-31 - Irma strengthens, becomes Category 3 hurricane, in the Atlantic:

2017-08-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), 11+ killed:

2017-08-31 - Netherlands receives 2 weeks worth of rain in 24 hours:

2017-08-31 - After extreme water receding, Atlantic tidal storm floods Uruguay with sea foam:

2017-08-31 - Professors issue warning tech is superseding human decisions and it's not great:

2017-08-31 - Jerry Springer considering run for Ohio governor, friend says:

2017-08-31 - Bandits get into shootout on bus as they fight over who gets to rob it, in Mexico City (Mexico):

Quote: "Armed thieves frequently board buses to rob passengers in Mexico City and its suburbs. But the robberies hit a new high — or low — when three began to work over the same bus simultaneously and got into a gun fight among themselves. Two young men were robbing passengers in the back of the bus when they noticed an older thief robbing those up front. They opened fire on each other as horrified passengers watched."

Note: Robbery dibs!


  1. Heh, that last story reminds me of a scene in a movie I can't remember the name of, where a line of thieves with masks on and various weapons, waits patiently beside an ATM where people are lined up to withdraw money.

    I could have sworn I posted something about bio-labs, but it turned out to be about super-fund sites a few days back. Mosquitos and disease spread I did mention.

    Another explosion at Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas causes massive fire

    [of course the smoke is toxic]

    This is the second trailer at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas to catch on fire, sending plumes of noxious black smoke into the air Friday. Two smaller explosions at the chemical plant occurred Thursday. [more]

    What to expect from the Crosby, TX fire

    [includes these embedded articles/Democracy Now report]
    Should Texas Residents Know the Chemicals They're Breathing After the Arkema Plant Explosion?

    [further down, there's this note]
    Meanwhile there is media silence on what is going down at the South Texas Nuclear Generating Station.

    [and this article touting nuclear energy as being immune from these kinds of storms - they conveniently forgot Fukushima]
    Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power

    [followed by this]
    As Harvey Raged, Workers Stayed at Nuclear Plant's Controls

    Listen to Nuclear Hotseat on this HERE [link]

    [no shit, Sherlock!]

    More Dicamba devastation: 'Miracle' weed killer that was supposed to save farms is killing them instead

    Flash flood hits Karachi, Pakistan killing 16, at least 11 electrocuted

    Yellowstone earthquake swarm now one of largest on record, with over 2,300 tremors since start of June

    Record heat in Taiwan, is it the temperature station placement?

    [oh, right SOTT - that's where they've been for years!]

    Woman killed by lightning in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, France

    Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes Greek island of Rhodes

    Australian researchers: 'We found evidence of microplastics pretty much everywhere we looked'

    Scientists with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies sampled marine sediments at 42 locations from Adelaide to Sydney and discovered these tiny particles at every location, from busy city harbors to seemingly pristine locations. [more]

    Silent UFO with rapidly moving lights seen over Woburn Massachusetts

    [now they blame these sightings on drones]

    The report concludes, "The only thing it could have been was a drone, but the height and especially the extreme speed, makes that very unlikely in my opinion." [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Saturday, 2 September 2017
    Paul Beckwith on Hurricane Harvey - what next?

    Science of Superstorms. After Harvey, What's Next?

    [15 min. video]

    Important ingredient for plastics manufacture in short supply after Harvey

    Harvey's Made the World's Most Important Chemical a Rare Commodity

    Wild weather for southern Australa [sic]

    Wellington homes evacuated by landslide [more]

    Tropical Storm Lidia To Impact Southern California By Sunday

    Brazil suspends Amazon mining decree in face of criticism

    A week after Hurricane Harvey, cities deluged and one million displaced

    Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response – “The president has definitely sent a signal with his budget that emergency management is not of interest”

    NASA’s soil moisture satellite observes Hurricane Harvey’s wrath

    Hurricane Harvey marks the most extreme rain event in U.S. history

    Record heat, lightning, fires, intense rain: California’s extreme weather gets wilder

    Category 6? If Hurricane Irma Becomes The Strongest Hurricane In History, It Could Wipe Entire Cities Off The Map

    If Hurricane Irma were to make landfall as a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 180 miles per hour, it would rip buildings and everything else in its path to shreds. [more]

    Calm before the storm? August continues massive downward trend in quakes of mag 6 or higher: Should the alarm bells be ringing?

    Two thirds of animals expected to be extinct by 2020! 60 % decline of insects in the UK since 1970 Below is just a glance of the carnage going on weekly on our planet

    Record temperatures shattered in San Francisco Friday as temperatures reach 45 deg C 115 deg C

    [more below]

  3. Harvey Floods Batter Texas Farms, Stranding Cattle and Destroying Crops

    Bits of cotton—the state's biggest cash crop—are hanging in trees. Cattle have been standing in feet of water, fatally deep for an unknown number of calves. Grain terminals along the coast, where a quarter of the nation's wheat is exported, are shuttered, and the railroad tracks leading to them are impassable. [more]

    ‘It's Not Going To Be All Right’
    In flood-prone coastal Louisiana, towns have started to ask a question Texans may face soon: When should we all just leave?

    Permanently relocating people is the third rail of disaster planning, the aspect no one—especially politicians—wants to talk about. Local zoning and development decisions have encouraged millions of people to move into floodplains, and federal insurance policies and disaster aid have bailed them out time and again. But as these storms become increasingly costly, and climate change promises to make them more so, it becomes harder to avoid the bigger topic: There are places where people simply shouldn’t live anymore. [more]

    Study finds militarization makes police more violent
    Crop Loss, Fishing Bans: Montana Becomes Epicenter of Drought in West

    The state’s governor declared a drought disaster across 20 counties while a National Weather Service official acknowledged a long-range forecast missed the mark.

    Wheat and hay farmers have lost crops, he said, because normal spring rains never came. Many cattle ranchers have been forced to sell off their animals early or move them long distances to find decent grazing conditions. [more]

    What Sandy Can Teach Harvey About Recovery

    In the days following Hurricane Sandy, New York’s Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought above all not to duplicate the failures of Hurricane Katrina, seven years earlier — failures that had delivered so much corruption and waste. To that end, his administration brought in expensive consultants (because, really what better safeguard against excess?) and developed an application process for homeowners needing rebuilding help so onerous and overdetermined it was hardly viable. Famously, more than a year after the hurricane had rendered its miseries, not one of the 20,000 applicants who had sought help had seen any work begin. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid sat idle. [more; yep, gross mismanagement of federal funds]

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  4. NPS chief scraps climate-focused order

    In a move that's drawing fierce criticism, the acting head of the National Park Service has rescinded a 2016 order by the Obama administration that called for a focus on climate change in managing natural resources in U.S. parks. [more]

    Mysterious blue light and moving objects filmed by ISS (video)

    Pulsating northern lights explode over Eagle Harbor, Michigan

    Night sky guide for September 2017

    Hazardous Immorality aka. The Big Long

    "The nature of  volatility is that it desensitizes over time"

    "I don’t worry about crowds — I just worry what the next existential shock might be" [more]

    Markets Don't Live On Bullshit Alone

    There's a reason no one sees collapse ahead of time, they don't want to appear foolish or incompetent. Because when it comes to being a serial-conned dunce everyone knows there's strength in numbers [more]

    iPhoney Rally. Smoke And Morons. Nothing Else

    You only have to look past retail, restaurants, autos, housing, and jobs imploding, to believe in this historically massive con job.

    ZH: Floods, Nukes, And Pitiful Payrolls. Best Week For Stocks In 2017

    Nothing in the world lies as much as misallocated capital [more]

    The Price Of Denial Is Everything

    Denial is a form of irresponsibility towards future generations. Fortunately it comes with its own solution compliments of serial psychopaths and all-knowing morons

    We're becoming Japan, an aging society of self-medicated amnesiacs trapped in a seemingly never ending cycle of bubbles and bust. The lesson that wasn't learned in 2008 is that a real economy is based upon supply and demand, not supply and debt. There needs to be a sufficient wage base to buffer poverty and insolvency. Over the ensuing eight years, labour has gone even further under the bus, compliments of bailouts and money printing, the Idiocracy's proprietary secret to effortless wealth.

    So it's entirely apropos of this pathetic era ahead of Labour day weekend no less, that stocks closed higher today on the news of weaker than expected jobs and wages, since that means the Fed is on hold with rate hikes [more]

  5. Wrapping up August, we had (at least) 17 garbage trucks burnt out over 14 days and 15 JJFH incidents in Hull over 11 days. There were 2 sets of 3 days in a row of garbage truck destruction and one run of 4 days in a row (at the end of the month), one run of 4 days in a row of JJFH incidents in Hull, and FIVE times in which they occurred together on the same day. August was an active month.

    Firefighters battle large fire in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood

    The fire started shortly before 7 p.m. and was under control three hours later.

    The Fire Department says 12 firefighters have been treated for minor injuries.

    officials say the fire started in a first-floor restaurant and shot up through the building's duct work. [more]

    Officials in Los Angeles are saying only 10 percent of a wildfire has been contained and is forcing evacuations in the Burbank area

    [~ 1.5 min. video news report]

    Hurricane Irma is making its way across the Atlantic and models are projecting where it might go as a major hurricane.

    [~ 1.75 min. video news report]

    Doctors wade through Harvey floods to treat cancer patient

    It was Monday morning, time to infuse his patient's immune cells back into his body so they could kill the melanoma tumors threatening his life.

    But the entrance to Dr. Adi Diab's apartment parking garage in Houston was blocked by water from Hurricane Harvey's floods and he couldn't get out that way. The timing of patient John Cormier's treatment was crucial — he was sitting in a hospital bed, his immune system deliberately destroyed by chemotherapy, and the replacement cells wouldn't last long in the lab.

    So Dr. Diab put on his only boots and waded three miles in water to MD Anderson Cancer Center to hopefully get there in time to start the treatment.

    "Some parts of the way were, like, one foot deep." He had to backtrack several times, making his usually short walk to the cancer center a lot longer than it would have been otherwise.
    "I had to go through the park and there was a lot of water there," Diab said.

    His boots got soaked and he was the last team member to arrive.

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  6. Fire grows to 1,500 acres in Sunland-Tujunga area as 200 homes evacuated

    [~ 3 min. video news report]

    [more below]

    Fleet of monster trucks conducts rescues in flood-ravaged Texas

    Mysterious Floating Brain-Shaped Creatures Are Washing Up In A Canadian Lagoon

    [recall sy-fi movie involving "pods" that take over]

    Lobsterman stunned to find incredibly rare 'iridescent' creature

    [anybody check it for radioactivity?]

    Flash flood warnings issued for San Bernardino, Riverside counties

    Flash flood warnings issued for San Bernardino, Riverside counties
    KABC – Los Angeles Thu, Aug 31 4:40 PM PDT

    Flash flood warnings issued for San Bernardino, Riverside counties

    The heat wave will continue to hang around Southern California on Thursday, bringing triple-digit temperatures to many areas, along with scattered thunderstorms.

    [~ 3.75 min. video weather report]

    'Do NOT touch': Terrifying warning over 'zombie' coyotes being mistaken for stray dogs

    Pizza Hut workers use kayaks to deliver pies to flood victims

  7. 'Your eyes start itching': pollution soars in Houston after chemical industry leaks

    Hurricane Harvey has resulted in Houston’s petrochemical industry leaking thousands of tons of pollutants, with communities living near plants damaged by the storm exposed to soaring levels of toxic fumes and potential water contamination.

    Refineries and chemical plants have reported more than 2,700 tons, or 5.4m pounds, of extra air pollution due to direct damage from the hurricane as well as the preventive shutting down of facilities, which causes a spike in released toxins. [more]

    Pennsylvania State Police warn of 'killer clown' sightings in anticipation of new Stephen King movie

    [people are so "on-edge" these days that killer clowns may end up being SHOT - then how would the law settle it, self-defense?]

    BACK OFF: Geologists slammed NASA over its risky plan of drilling into Yellowstone supervolcano

    NASA has been told to back off from its plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting by drilling into it. [more]

    Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster - UPDATE

    Giant asteroid 'Florence' has two moons as it whizzed past Earth

    The highly anticipated asteroid '3122 Florence,' measuring a whopping 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) in width, came within 4.4 million miles (7 million km) of Earth. The gap is the equivalent of 18 times the distance from our planet to the moon. [more]

    [man, that ain't close - inside one lunar distance is close]

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  8. Revealing interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. on vaccines

    The average person does not know that mercury is the second most toxic element on the planet, nor do they know that it is an incredibly potent toxin even at small exposure levels. Once in the body, mercury has a high affinity for moving into the brain where it can become trapped for decades. Once in the brain, mercury causes a chronic inflammatory process in the tissue which has been connected to autism, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and many more adverse health consequences. [more]

    Image of the Day: Satellite view of flood waters across Texas, 31 August 2017

    How global warming is a “death sentence” in Afghanistan’s highlands

    After Harvey, does Trump still think climate change is a hoax?

    [doesn't answer the question]

    It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly – “We can’t say that Hurricane Harvey was caused by climate change. But it was certainly worsened by it.”

    Hot Siberia summer ends with cold blast and “abnormal” August snow

    [the seasons are getting all mixed up]

    What Trump and his team have wrecked so far: environmental protections, climate change preparations, pollution regulations, and much more

    Welp… It’s the end of the world in Hinesville, Georgia

    [really scary looking cloud engulfs town]