Saturday, September 2, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-01

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

2017-09-01 - Woman found dead on College Street in Memphis (Tennessee), strange smell reported, cops don HazMat gear:

Quote: "Police are investigating after a woman was found dead Friday evening. According to MPD, they responded to a man down call on the 1000 block of College Street behind Stax Academy. Police say the cause of death is not known. Witnesses report an usual strange smell and officials wore protective gear against hazardous material."

2017-09-01 - Hydrogen sulfide again hits Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "MOSCOW, 2 Sep — RIA Novosti. Level of hydrogen sulfide has exceeded extreme admissible concentration (in the masculine maximum allowable concentration) of harmful substances in the atmosphere in the southeast of Moscow on Friday night, reports to GPBU 'Moskekomonitoring'."

Note: Translation is obviously not perfect...

2017-09-01 - Unknown odor hits hospital in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "An unknown smell has forced some patients at Royal Perth Hospital to be moved within the facility, as firefighters investigate. A hazmat incident was reported in the south block on Friday and patients on Ward 10A and Ward 11 have been relocated within the hospital. As a precautionary measure, people in the area have been advised to remain inside with doors and windows closed. Motorists are also urged to avoid the area."

2017-09-01 - Unknown 'gas odor' sickens four people at apartment building in Kilmarnock (Scotland):

Quote: "Office in Kilmarnock evacuated after suspected gas leak in the building..."

Quote: "It’s understood that staff at Stirling Park had to leave their offices, with some suffering from breathing difficulties."

Quote: "After a thorough examination of the building the surrounding area, no harmful substances were found."

Note: The fact that they thought it was a gas leak means it was a rotten egg odor that they smelled and which sickened the people, but they didn't find anything. Hey, as long as they make sure never to carry H2S detectors then they'll never detect H2S. Problem solved! Well, except for the people who get sick or go insane from brain damage or fall over dead - it'll still be somewhat of a problem for them...

2017-09-01 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows manhole cover off in Throckley (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Scrapyard hit by huge fire, scrap metal burns, in Bourne (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters from three counties worked across the weekend to tackle then make safe a huge blaze at a metal scrap-yard in Bourne. Up to 10 crews from Bourne, Spalding and Kirton went to B W Riddle, in South Fen Road, where a large pile of scrap metal went up in flames just after 4.50pm on Friday (August 25)."

Quote: "Large clouds of smoke could be seen for up to 20 miles away and people living nearby were advised to keep windows and doors closed."

2017-09-01 - Landfill hit by wood chip fire at 2:12 AM in Calistoga (California):

2017-09-01 - More than 100 wildfires burning in Canada send smoke into the US Midwest in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota:

Quote: "Over 100 wildfires are currently burning in Canada, and all the smoke from the fires is making its way to Iowa."

Note: Sheesh, just one state away from me now, in Iowa and Illinois, from fires burning in CANADA...

2017-09-01 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in coastal Wilmington (Delaware):

2017-09-01 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at church, fire spreads to church, in coastal New Castle (Delaware):

Note: New Castle is right next to Wilmington, so that was two parked vehicles going up in flames in the same general area and burning three buildings...

2017-09-01 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Springdale (Oregon), cat killed, nobody there:

Quote: "According to a firefighter at the scene, at least one 911 caller reported an explosion. Neighbor Christy Regaldo said she was eating dinner next door when she heard an explosion."

2017-09-01 - Home explodes and burns at 3 AM in Narayanganj (Bangladesh), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 251st and 252nd residential explosions in 2017...

2017-09-01 - Arkema chemical plant erupts in flame again during flooding in Crosby (Texas):

2017-09-01 - Tank battery explodes and burns near Carlsbad (New Mexico), 3 killed:

2017-09-01 - Pickup truck carrying motorcycles and fireworks explodes and burns on road in Mongkol Borey District (Cambodia), 2 killed, many injured:

2017-09-01 - Wildfires continue raging throughout Montana, disaster declared:

Quote: "Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a disaster declaration for numerous wildfires that continue to burn throughout the state."

2017-09-01 - Dredging ship 'Scelveringhe' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Terneuzen (Netherlands):

2017-09-01 - Two boats go up in flames while parked at storage facility in coastal Micco (Florida):

Quote: "Barefoot Bay residents living near Micco Road alerted authorities at around 8:17 a.m. about a fire inside a fenced in a storage facility. A witness told Sebastian Daily that they heard an explosion this morning and then saw smoke. Another resident stated she was riding by the facility and saw a pontoon boat on fire. Two boats were up in flames by the time the fire department arrived."

2017-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Largs (Scotland):

2017-09-01 - Four boats go up in flames at 12:30 AM while docked in coastal Southampton (Bermuda):

Quote: "Fire Service spokesperson Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis stated that 'on our arrival the Incident Commander reported two boats involved with fire, since which two other boats have ignited.'"

Note: These are the 799th-806th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-01 - School bus bursts into flame near I-635 in North Dallas (Texas):

Note: This is the 138th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 590th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-09-01 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Pretoria (South Africa):

Quote: "Passengers escaped unharmed after a bus caught fire in the east of Pretoria on Friday evening. The bus caught alight at about 18:30 near the German School in Simon Vermooted Road."

2017-09-01 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near university in coastal ItajaĆ­ (Brazil):

2017-09-01 - Transit bus bursts into flame at midnight on street in Rangpur (Bangladesh):

2017-09-01 - Tour bus bursts into flame on highway on the island of Tenerife (Spain):

Note: These are the 591st, 592nd, 593rd and 594th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-09-01 - Tractor trailer explodes into flame in Sulphur Springs (Texas):

2017-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-26 in Dorchester County (South Carolina):

2017-09-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at salvage yard near Oneota Park in Spencer (Iowa):

2017-09-01 - Several tractors go up in flames above Whites Canyon in Canyon Country (California):

Quote: "Several large tractors caught fire in the hills above Whites Canyon in Canyon Country late Thursday night."

2017-09-01 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Shinglehouse (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on the M6 in Lancashire (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Exmouth Road in Lympstone area in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Rouncil Lane in Kenilworth (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Street Lane in Pickering (Britain):

Quote: "Time of Call 15:14 Street Lane, Pickering Malton and Helmsley crews attended a combine on fire in a field of standing corn. Crews extinguished the fire using 2 Breathing Apparatus and 2 Hose Reel Jets."

Note: These are the 1583rd-1593rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-01 - Cement truck bursts into flame inside Halliburton facility in Kilgore (Texas):,115605

2017-09-01 - Truck bursts into flame on street in Arnold (California):

2017-09-01 - RV bursts into flame near Nicolle Street and Bunsen Avenue in coastal Ventura (California):

2017-09-01 - RV destroyed by fire at 5:45 AM while parked at home, 2 homes damaged, in Evansville (Indiana):

Note: These are the 415th and 416th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-01 - Van and pickup truck destroyed by fire before 1:30 AM, semi scorched, while parked at business in Proctor (Minnesota):

2017-09-01 - Van bursts into flame at Summerleaze Park in Shepton Mallett (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Billings (Montana):

2017-09-01 - Twelve cars destroyed by fire and explosion(s) at storage facility in Johnsburg (Illinois):

Quote: "Firefighters were called Thursday night to a storage facility in Johnsburg after reported explosions resulted in about 12 vehicles catching fire."

2017-09-01 - Two cars go up in flames while parked at apartments in Bolivar City (Missouri):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-70 in Cooper County (Missouri):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on River Road, ignites brush fire, near Salinas (California), near the Salinas River:

Quote: "A fire that destroyed a car just outside of Salinas jumped and spread up a hillside off River Road on Friday."

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 near Fort Collins (Colorado):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on State Route 95 in Lake Havasu City (Arizona):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in Canaveral Groves (Florida), near the coast:

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on North Court Street in Circleville (Ohio):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Warrington Road in Glazebury, Warrington (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on William Nadin Way in Swadlincote (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Manley Road in Frodsham (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Park Road in Tiverton (Britain), near the River Exe:

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A53 in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Marlow Road in Little Marlow (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 1 September, 1.27pm Car fire, Marlow Road, Little Marlow. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:57 AM on Buffalo Creek Road in Brainerd (Minnesota):

2017-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Anzac Avenue in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame at layby along Colyton Road near Seaton Junction (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame at layby along Colyton Road in Colyton (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Moped bursts into flame on St Thomas More Road in Anlaby Common (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

Quote: "St Thomas More Road, Anlaby Common. Fri 1 Sep 2017 21:42 (No:19281) Moped on fire. Scotty Backpack in use."

2017-09-01 - Vehicle and home destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM in Dover (Idaho):

Quote: "The house and one vehicle were a loss, and another vehicle and motorcycle were damaged by the fire."

2017-09-01 - Auto shop destroyed by huge fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2016-09-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:26 AM in Rockefeller Township (Pennsylvania), 45 cows killed:

2017-09-01 - Wildfire burns near Sunland-Tujunga (California), 210 Freeway closed:

2017-09-01 - Wildfire grows to more than 15,500 acres east of Mount Rainier National Park (Washington):

2017-09-01 - Commercial building heavily damaged by massive fire in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-09-01 - Hardware store destroyed by fire in Livingston (Tennessee):

2017-09-01 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 2:37 AM near Otter Tail Lake (Minnesota):

2017-09-01 - Restaurant and apartments heavily damaged by fire in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 2 injured:

2017-09-01 - Home damaged by fire at midnight and again at 5 AM in Lower Paxton Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Farmingdale (Maine), 7 pets killed:

2017-09-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Youngstown (Florida), nobody there:

2017-09-01 - Apartment heavily damaged by massive fire at 1 AM in Stevenson Ranch (California), near the Santa Clara River:

Note: A woman, 55, just slumped over dead in a car in Stevenson Ranch the day prior too, mentioned in the 2017-08-31 update...

2017-09-01 - Condo building damaged by fire in West Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-09-01 - Condo building damaged by fire in Oak Park (Illinois):

2017-09-01 - Deadly fire burns home just after 5 AM in Westerville (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-01 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 6 AM in Freeport (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-09-01 - Vacant building ignites, fire spreads to home, in coastal Yonkers (New York):

2017-09-01 - Vacant home burns in Sherman (Texas):

2017-09-01 - Vacant home burns at 1 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2017-09-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Augusta (Maine):

2017-09-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM in Canton (Ohio):

2017-09-01 - Two teenagers found dead in coastal Manila Bay (Philippine Islands):

2017-09-01 - Two teens, 16 and 18, go to bathe, next seen dead in the water, in Bihar (India):

2017-09-01 - College student, man, 21, goes out on jet ski, next seen dead in Lake Lanier (Georgia):

Quote: "Authorities say a 21-year-old drowned in Lake Lanier on Friday. Firefighters responded just before 7 p.m. to reports of a Jet Ski circling the lake without an operator at East Bank in Buford. The Jet Ski was located about 100 feet from the boat ramp. Hall County divers located Bailey Dean O'Shields, 21,  underwater about 30 to 40 feet from the boat ramp."

2017-09-01 - Man, 72, has 'medical incident' at 2 AM, topples off canoe and dies in Indian Creek near Anderson (Missouri):

Quote: "A 72-year-old man drowned early Friday morning after he had a medical incident and fell overboard. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Charles Robeson, of Anderson, Missouri, fell out of his 16-foot canoe in Indian Creek, one mile east of Anderson, around 2 a.m."

2017-09-01 - Man, 40, firefighter, dies suddenly at home in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):

2017-09-01 - Man drops dead on trail in Riverton (Utah):

2017-09-01 - Man, 32, has seizure and collapses, dies shortly later, in Victorville (California):

Quote: "Witnesses said Brown was acting strangely near the drive-thru and had a seizure prior to collapsing."

2017-09-01 - Man, 54, drops dead in parking lot in Hemet (California):

2017-09-01 - Man drops dead near car wash in Cathedral City (California):

2017-09-01 - Person found dead in canal near Merced (California):

2017-09-01 - Man, 73, slumps over dead in pickup truck at store in Gallup (Arizona):

2017-09-01 - Man, 25 to 30, found dead near Neosho River bridge in park in Miami (Oklahoma):

2017-09-01 - Woman, 28, found dead in the Rogue River near Grants Pass (Oregon):

2017-09-01 - Man, 45, goes fishing, next seen dead in the Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin):

2017-09-01 - Woman, 32, drops dead in holding cell at jail in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2017-09-01 - Man, 43, drops dead in jail cell in South Bend (Indiana), near the St. Joseph River:

2017-09-01 - Man, 51, found dead in coastal Port Malcolm, Nova Scotia (Canada):

2017-09-01 - Woman in her 30s found dead in the water at beach in coastal Port Kembla (Australia):

2017-09-01 - Young woman found dead in canal in Yerevan (Armenia):

2017-09-01 - Woman in her 30s found dead in tent in coastal Cork (Ireland):

Quote: "Minister Murphy was commenting following the death of a woman in her 30s who had become homeless - the third such death this week."

2017-09-01 - Man, 27, found dead in the River Clyde in Kirkfieldbank (Scotland):

2017-09-01 - Teen boy found dead at home in coastal Abergele (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Man in his 20s found dead in the River Thames in Oxford (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Small plane crashes into Tampa Bay in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2017-09-01 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Crescent Beach Park in coastal St. Augustine (Florida), engine failure:

2017-09-01 - Small plane crash-lands in field in coastal Harpswell (Maine), engine failure:

2017-09-01 - Small plane makes emergency belly landing at airport in Broomfield (Colorado), landing gear problem:

2017-09-01 - Police helicopter crashes at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville (Georgia), 2 injured:

2017-09-01 - Tanker truck overturns on I-5 near Lakehead (California):

2017-09-01 - Two tractor trailers collide head-on before 5 AM, both burst into flame, in Union City (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2017-09-01 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-55 bridge near Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-09-01 - Tractor trailer veers off road shortly after midnight, hits bridge pillar, bursts into flame, on I-5 in Albany (Oregon), 1 injured:

2017-09-01 - Tractor trailer blows tire, veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-85 in Orange County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-09-01 - SUV veers off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, in coastal Riverhead (New York):

2017-09-01 - Car and street sweeper collide head-on at 2:30 AM in Stanton (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-01 - Four cars crash on Laceby Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2017-09-01 - Car veers off road at 2:03 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Beaumont (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-01 - Car veers off road at 4:15 AM, crashes into school, bursts into flame, in Cortland (New York):

2017-09-01 - Car overturns on Mississippi River bridge near Hannibal (Missouri):

2017-09-01 - Car plunges 500 feet into the Kings River (California), 2 killed:

2017-09-01 - Man, 34, rips head off pigeon, drinks its blood, says he's a vampire, in Bryant Park in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Witnesses saw the homeless man ripping off the head of a pigeon while standing shin-deep in the park’s fountain and slurping down the dead bird’s blood. He told horrified onlookers that he was a vampire and needed the bird’s blood to survive."

Quote: "Dentre was taken to the hospital for psychological evaluation, and it was unknown whether he would be charged."

2017-09-01 - Shark attacks and injures 11-year-old girl at beach in Grao de Moncofa (Spain):

2017-09-01 - Landfill leaking extremely high levels of methane near Clear Spring Lake in Shelby Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The MEDQ does not have data showing that the migration is stopping before it enters the homes and is concerned that methane could migrate into the homes through ... pathways such as utility penetrations into the basements of the homes..."

2017-09-01 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2017-09-01 - Two men go out on boat, go missing, empty 'ghost boat' found near coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

2017-09-01 - Heatwave continues broiling parts of California:

Quote: "San Luis Obispo hit 106 degrees, breaking a 60-year-old of 105 degrees set in 1955, according to John Lindsey, a PG&E meteorologist. Diablo Canyon thermometers climbed to 90 degrees, which broke a 30-year-old record of 74 degrees set in 1984."

2017-09-01 - Temp hits 106F in San Francisco (California), hottest day ever recorded in San Francisco:

Quote: "Before Friday, the hottest day ever recorded by the National Weather Service for San Francisco was 103 degrees on June 14, 2000. And the hottest Sept. 1 was a mere 90, a record set in 1952."

2017-09-01 - Mean maximum temperatures were the highest of any winter on record in Australia:

2017-09-01 - In Georgia’s peach orchards, warm winters raise specter of climate change:

2017-09-01 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes in the sea near the island of Rhodes (Greece):

2017-09-01 - Yellowstone earthquake swarm now one of largest on record, with over 2,300 tremors since the start of June:

2017-09-01 - Slimy brain-looking blobby creatures found for the first time in lagoon in Vancouver (Canada):

2017-09-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Bernard Lake in the Township of Strong (Canada):

2017-09-01 - Lightning strikes kill 7 people, critically injure 6 more, 11 cattle fatalities also reported, in Odisha (India):

2017-09-01 - Softball-sized hail (!) and strong storm hit parts of North Carolina:

Quote: "Softball-sized hail and strong winds kicked off Labor Day weekend in Central North Carolina Friday evening. While strong winds and heavy rain affected much of the Triangle, the southern part of the area, such as Sanford, Angier, Willow Springs and Fuqauay-Varina, saw dangerous hail the size of golf balls."

2017-09-01 - Hurricane Harvey updates - mold concerns, 100,000 homes and a million vehicles destroyed, 1.7 million people homeless:

Quote: "In flood-prone coastal Louisiana, towns have started to ask a question Texans may face soon: When should we all just leave?"

2017-09-01 - Fleet of monster trucks rescues people from flooding in Texas:

2017-09-01 - What Sandy can teach Harvey about recovery:

2017-09-01 - Tropical storm Lidia hits Baja California (Mexico), 4+ killed:

2017-09-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), 16+ killed:

2017-09-01 - Third major storm in two weeks due to hit Hong Kong (China):

2017-09-01 - Pulsating northern lights light up the sky over Eagle Harbor (Michigan):

2017-09-01 - Venezuela nears default after US imposes sanctions on economy:

2017-09-01 - Scientists develop nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds:

2017-09-01 - Pilots report UFO sightings over Delhi airport in India every month, hundreds of reports over past two years:

2017-09-01 - Silent UFO with rapidly moving lights seen over Woburn (Massachusetts):

2017-09-01 - Woman cuts off husband's weiner and flushes it because he plays too much golf, in coastal Yeosu (South Korea):


  1. When one scrolls through the mega pictorial quickly, it's like the scene in Kubric's 2001 Space Odyssey where the astronaut Bowman is zipping through a vast wormhole - an amazing light/color show.

    [we'll start today with Trumpets!]
    Mysterious 'trumpet' sound emanates from Iranian sky

    Sunday, 3 September 2017
    Ongoing collapse in Christchurch, NZ

    I remember saying on that there would never be any meaningful recovery in Christchurch and was shot down for it. 7 years later I am being proved largely correct.

    We have a middle-class friend who 7 years later is still living in an unliveable house without hot water, still waiting for a settlement with the insurance company.

    A warning to the people of Houston! Don't think that things are just going back to where they were before

    Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

    The collapse of America

    About to sink even further, very quickly, I’ll wager
    US has regressed to developing nation status, MIT economist warns
    Peter Temin says 80 per cent of the population is burdened with debt and anxious about job security 

    [why is it that only people from foreign countries see how far we've regressed as a nation?]

    America is regressing to have the economic and political structure of a developing nation, an MIT economist has warned.

    Peter Temin says the world's’ largest economy has roads and bridges that look more like those in Thailand and Venezuela than those in parts of Europe. 

    In his new book, “The Vanishing Middle Class", reviewed by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Mr Temin says the fracture of US society is leading the middle class to disappear. [more]

    The coup against Trump

    Cernovich Sources: White House ‘Coup’ Underway, Trump ‘Under House Arrest’

    Record temperatures in San Francisco
    Temperatures in San Francisco 36 deg F above average, hottest ever!!

    Today was the hottest day in San Francisco history — 106°F — 36 degrees above normal.

    [nothing on SOTT regarding this, just early snow in Canada and on a mountain in NH]

    Disruption of Supply Chain and global systemic collapse

    With reference to Hurricane Harvey and disruption to the ethylene industry as well as to the oil industry this paper by David Korowicz is essential to understanding the meaning.

    Damage to ethylene -producing capacity a nail in the coffin of industrial civilisation
    Edge of Extinction: Disruption of Supply Chain [4.75 min. video]

    Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse [a report from 2012]

    17 July, 2012
    This new study by David Korowicz explores the implications of a major financial crisis for the supply-chains that feed us, keep production running and maintain our critical infrastructure. He uses a scenario involving the collapse of the Eurozone to show that increasing socio-economic complexity could rapidly spread irretrievable supply-chain failure across the world. [link to original paper]

    [continued below]

  2. Hurricane Irma update - 09022017 evening

    Tropical Update: Towering waves predicted near eye of Hurricane

    September 2, 2017: NEW information has been revealed from forecast models of Hurricane Irma as it tracks towards the east coast of North America. *Wave Height* measurements on September 6 dwarf those of Hurricane "Superstorm" Sandy of 2012. The storm is forecasted to strengthen beyond September 6 to a Category 5 hurricane. The path has also changed as well.

    [SURF'S UP! ~ 5 min. video - show's that Tom's about to get hit with a hurricane. I got a bad feeling about this; that tree branch falling unexpectedly last week was an omen, to me.]

    878 mb Storm Off North Florida — The Model Forecast for Irma that no one Wants to See Happen

    Raging wildfire north of downtown Los Angeles grows to one of the largest blazes in city history

    A brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles has burned more than 5,000 acres, making it one of the largest fires in the city’s history and one that officials warn could grow larger if erratic weather conditions continue. [more]

    Nuclear Hotseat on Trump's confrontation with North Korea

    Trump’s N. Korea WARGASM! Will It Come? A Different Perspective w/Space4Peace’s Bruce Gagon & Bo Jacobs in Hiroshima

    Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

    How could General Electric build a huge six-nuclear reactor facility at Fukushima and — OOPS! — miss an unexploded bomb the US dropped during World War II on the premises? [more including link to podcast]

    New Zealand: Polluted Paradise

    6.3 earhtquake in North Korea near nuclear test site

    ‘Artificial earthquake’ strikes North Korea near known nuclear test site

    [includes the following embedded article]
    North Korea says it has developed ‘advanced hydrogen bomb’ that can be fitted on ICBM

    [and this short video from your buddy, down the road]
    Dutchsinse picked this up in one of his broadcasts [see ~ 18.5 min. video]

    [more below]

  3. 5.3 earthquake strikes Idaho-Wyoming state border area

    What an hour of rain does to Indian streets

    [contains embedded video/articles]
    Thousands die in floods in Africa and Asia as climate change worsens [1 min. video]

    Houston floods, but what about all the other disasters?

    [followed by MANY news report links regarding Africa]

    Montana wildfires: Governor declares disaster exists in Montana
    Montana forgotten by the media

    Over half a million acres lost to Montana wildfires so far this summer

    Four thousand firefighters, 125 aircraft and 350 Montana National Guard troops battled 40 wildfires this summer that scorched 655,171 acres with 23 still actively consuming land statewide. [more]

    The Empire is failing in Syria
    President Assad and the Syrian Armed Forces have Shaken US Hegemony to the Core

    [it was actually do to Russia backing them]

    War imminent! Mag 6.3 Explosion - 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea is detonated nuclear explosion

    A new cluster of 43 quakes overnight just 60 miles from Yellowstone the biggest being an impressive mag 5.3

    As the Gulf Coast continues to real from the impacts of hurricane Harvey Hurricane Irma could strengthen to Category 5 next week

    [this is just "hurricane porn" - speculation on what COULD happen]

    What A Fool Believes

    The global delusion is complete. Per Elliott Wave 101, copious dunces misallocated capital and then fabricated a fake narrative after-the-fact. Overheating stock market and imploding economy, what could go wrong?

    Contrary to ubiquitous belief, raising interest rates at the end of an eight year debt binge offset by a fake-believe tax cut, is not "reflationary". The Fed has successfully killed another recovery. They are batting 1000 since WWII [more]

    Breaking: Trump picks NASA chief, NOAA second-in-command

    Trump nominates former coal exec to run MSHA [Mine Safety and Health Administration]

    President Donald Trump on Saturday indicated he has chosen as the nation’s top mine safety official the former chief executive of Rhino Resources, a coal company that repeatedly clashed with federal regulators when the Obama administration Labor Department tried to step up industry-wide enforcement in the wake of the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in a generation. [more]

    White House Nominates Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator

    In recent weeks, Bridenstine had reemerged as the favorite to be nominated as NASA administrator. At the time, insiders expected Bridenstine's nomination to be announced at the same time as that of John Schumacher, vice president of Washington operations at Aerojet Rocketdyne and a former NASA chief of staff, as deputy administrator. Those reports were first published last month by Ars Technica and NASA Watch. [more]

  4. Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dies at 67

    No cause of death was announced.

    Wildfires surge amid scorching heat across US West

    Ash rained down across Los Angeles Sunday from a destructive wildfire that the mayor said was the largest in city history — one of several blazes that sent thousands fleeing homes across the U.S. West during a blistering holiday weekend heat wave.

    In Oregon about 140 hikers were awaiting rescue early Sunday after being forced to spend the night in the woods after fire broke out along the popular Columbia River Gorge trail. Search and rescue crews air-dropped supplies on Saturday as flames prevented the hikers' escape. Wildfires also entered a 2,700-year-old grove of giant sequoia trees near Yosemite National Park and have driven people from their homes in Montana and other areas struggling with a weeklong heat wave that has gripped the region.

    In Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency across all counties as three major fires closed recreation areas and prompted evacuations in a mountain town just southeast of Seattle. [more]

    How Will Houston Be Rebuilt After Harvey?

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    Iran chased away US spy plane and drone from national airspace

    US: Another health occurrence on diplomats in Cuba last month

    The new U.S. disclosures came the same day that the union representing American diplomats said mild traumatic brain injury was among the diagnoses given to diplomats victimized in the attacks. In the most detailed account of the symptoms to date, the American Foreign Service Association said permanent hearing loss was another diagnosis, and that additional symptoms had included brain swelling, severe headaches, loss of balance and "cognitive disruption."

    "We can confirm another incident which occurred last month and is now part of the investigation," Nauert said.

    U.S. officials had previously said that the attacks, initially believed to be caused by a potential covert sonic device, had started in fall 2016 and continued until spring 2017. Last week, Nauert had said at least 16 Americans associated with the U.S. Embassy in Havana had been affected, but that the "incidents" were no longer occurring. [more]

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  5. Hurricane Harvey has changed the political and fiscal landscape in D.C.

    Gone are the confrontational talk of a government shutdown and the brinkmanship over the debt limit. Instead, both Mr. Trump and his putative allies in Congress - many of them professed fiscal hawks - are promising an outpouring of federal aid to begin a recovery and rebuilding effort that will last for years and require tens of billions of dollars, if not substantially more, from Washington. [more]

    Despite historically wet winter, Oregon moving toward drought

    Stronger science means more climate litigation risk for business and government

    Governments and business may be increasingly at risk of litigation for failing to prevent foreseeable climate-related harm to people and infrastructure, as cutting-edge climate science improves.  This is the conclusion of a report published in Nature Geoscience today, which says event attribution studies are now able to quantify the link between human activity and extreme weather events like droughts and heatwaves. [more]

    Monbiot: Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? “By failing to make the obvious link and talk about climate breakdown, media organisations help push the world toward catastrophe”

    [in Scribbler's comment section, this from Leland Palmer]

    Latest GFS has Irma coming ashore somewhere around the Carolinas at 885 mb about 8 days from now.

    Hope GFS is wrong, but these models are getting better and better.
    The price tag from Harvey could be over a hundred billion dollars. How much are we willing to pay for our fossil fuels, and why don’t the oil corporations have to pay a portion of these costs?

    M5.3 earthquake followed by 51 aftershocks hit Idaho close to Yellowstone National Park

    Idaho is rarely associated with earthquakes. But on September 2, 2017, a M5.3 earthquake hit near Soda Springs. The tremor was followed by at least 51 aftershocks, which were felt as far away as Salt Lake City, Utah, 200 miles away. [more]

  6. Yeah, Irma's looking kinda threatening at this point. Hope it misses everyone! I've seen scary storms run right up to the East Coast and then turn back out to sea without doing much of anything. On the other hand, sometimes bad sh#t happens. If I were anywhere in the path, I'd make sure I had at least some basic necessities, just in case the power goes out for a week or two. There's still time to calmly hit the stores. If Irma gets close then the stores will get picked over and people will start going into freak-out mode - best to stay ahead of that.