Sunday, September 3, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-02

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

2017-09-02 - Biggest wildfire in Los Angeles history rages in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "In Los Angeles, a wildfire just north of downtown had grown to the largest in city history, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Three structures had burned, at least two of them homes, but fire officials said they were confident they could tame the blaze unless winds picked up. 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 Washington, Oregon, Montana and other areas struggling with a weeklong heat wave that’s gripped the region."

2017-09-02 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Jackson (Michigan), nobody there:

Quote: "A large pile of metal caught fire at the scrap metal facility, 711 Lewis St. A person passing by the property reported the problem about 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2. Acting Capt. Joe Smith estimated the pile was about 60 feet high. No one was at OmniSource at the time of the fire. The plant had been closed since 5 p.m. Friday."

2017-09-02 - Garbage storage warehouse erupts in flame in Gary (Indiana):

2017-09-02 - Two women have 'medical emergencies', pulled unconscious from the American River in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Two unconscious women were pulled from the American River on Saturday afternoon, the Sacramento Fire Department said in a tweet published at 4:44 p.m. The women were found in the river east of Interstate 5, said Chris Harvey , a department spokesman. They both had medical emergencies at the time of the incident, a separate tweet said."

Note: Mighty big coincidence there, two women having medical emergencies at the same time in the same place, or else something environmental affected both of them, like, say, THE WATER...

2017-09-02 - Man has 'medical event' and collapses while operating crane at port in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

Quote: "A crane operator had to be rescued from his perch on a Port of Tauranga straddle crane after suffering from a medical event on the weekend. Emergency services were called to the port on Saturday morning after the man had collapsed."

2017-09-02 - Heatwave continues in San Diego County (California), temp hits 109F in San Francisco:

Quote: "A heat wave hit California which has resulted in record-high temperatures in San Francisco. The city's previous record high temperature was 39.4 degrees Celsius, set in 2000. On Friday, the temperature in downtown San Francisco reached 41.1 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, it increased to 42.7 degrees Celsius, the US National Weather Service said. 'This was the highest reading since records were first kept there in 1874. That's the oldest climate station in California,' a meteorologist said, adding 'That's a significant record.'"

Note: So San Francisco's third hottest day ever recorded was 103F on June 14, 2000. Its second-hottest day ever recorded was 106F on September 1, 2017. And now its hottest day ever recorded is 109F on September 2, 2017. So the two hottest days ever recorded in San Francisco were the first two days of September of this year...

2017-09-02 - Strong seismic event shakes North Korea, nuclear explosion:

2017-09-02 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Princeton (West Virginia), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 253rd residential explosion in 2017...

2017-09-02 - Ship 'Channel Chieftain 6' bursts into flame in coastal Norderney (Germany):

Quote: "On the morning of Sep 2, 2017, the 'Channel Chieftain 6' suffered an engine room fire in the port of Norderney. The fire brigade penetraded into the ship's interior with several squads under heavy respiratory protection and extinguished the fire. At about 8 a.m. the fire was out."

2017-09-02 - Ship 'Tateyama Maru' bursts into flame on the coast of Gloucester Island (Australia):

2017-09-02 - Fishing boat 'Reel Viking' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Point Loma (California):

Quote: "Six fishermen were rescued after their 37-foot vessel caught fire off Point Loma’s coast Saturday, fire authorities said. The crew of the sport-fishing boat Reel Viking called Coast Guard about 8:30 a.m. reporting their boat had caught fire, according to Coast Guard officials."

2017-09-02 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to car and home, in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "When officials arrived on the scene they found a boat that was parked under a carport that was engulfed in flames, according to an LFR Facebook post. Units were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Most of the damaged sustained was contained to the exterior of the structure, and a car parked in front of the boat suffered heavy damage as well."

2017-09-02 - Three boats go up in flames at school in coastal Miami (Florida), 500 feet from the ocean:

Note: These are the 807th, 808th, 809th, 810th, 811th, 812th and 813th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-02 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A379 near coastal Exeter (Britain):

Note: This is the 595th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-09-02 - Car-hauler bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on I-95 near Stafford (Virginia):

Quote: "A commercial car hauler carrying five cars caught fire at around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday on I-95 at exit 136."

Note: This is the 52nd car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-09-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Fort Tejon (California):

2017-09-02 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked inside business on Clearspring Road in Steinbach (Canada):

2017-09-02 - Tractor and trailer go up in flames on Exeter Road in Ashleigh, near Tiverton (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Tractor bursts into flame in Stanbury (Britain):

Quote: "Then at about 4.30pm the Keighley crew returned to Stanbury when a tractor caught fire in a field near the village school. It is believed an electrical fault caused the blaze, which extensively damaged the John Deere tractor."

2017-09-02 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Main Street in Skirpenbeck (Britain):

Quote: "Main Street, Skirpenbeck. Sat 2 Sep 2017 16:41 (No:19331) Combine harvester totally destroyed by fire. Two hose reels, one BA, short extension ladder, small tools and hay drags in use."

Note: These are the 1594th, 1595th, 1596th, 1597th, 1598th and 1599th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-02 - RV, truck and home destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Smith County (Texas), another home burns at 2:30 AM too:

Quote: "The homeowner was able to get out of his home on time and call the fire department. When fire crews arrived, they found an RV, a truck and a two story metal home on fire. All three were deemed a total loss by fire crews."

2017-09-02 - RV bursts into flame on US 101 ramp at Myers Flat (California):

Note: These are the 417th and 418th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-02 - Van bursts into flame on the A14 between Copdock and Sproughton (Britain):

2017-09-02 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 6 in coastal West Barnstable (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A woman and three animals were unscathed after a sport utility vehicle went up in flames on Route 6 Saturday night, according to a West Barnstable fire official. Firefighters were called to the eastbound side of the highway near exit 5 at about 6:15 p.m. and found a vehicle that was towing a horse trailer fully engulfed, Lt. Edward Clough said. The woman, who was on vacation, was able to get a horse, a pony and a dog away from the blaze, and the trailer was not damaged, he said."

2017-09-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at duplex, fire spreads to duplex, in Bowling Green (Kentucky):

Quote: "A vehicle explosion resulted in a duplex fire late Saturday night. 'It was popping and the tires blew out and it kind of shot a flame up,' said eyewitness Joseph Daigle. He was just hanging out with a friend when he heard the vehicle start to make noise. No one was in the vehicle when the explosion occurred, and everyone was safely escorted out of the duplexes during the fire."

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Wildcat Canyon Road near Lakeside (California):

Quote: "A car fire spread into brush along Wildcat Canyon Road near Lakeside, prompting closure of the road for several hours Saturday night."

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 97 near airport in Kelowna (Canada):

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on highway near airport in coastal Chennai (India):

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on St Margarets Road in coastal Ventnor on the Isle of Wight (Britain), 3000 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M56 near coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on Branch Road in Mellor Brook (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on Watling Street in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 2 September, 3.57pm Car fire, Fairways Roundabout, Watling Street, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera."

2017-09-02 - Car bursts into flame at 2:22 AM on M40 slip road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 2 September, 2.22am Car fire, sliproad from M40 northbound to Handy Cross Roundabout, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters made the vehicle safe."

2017-09-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 11 in Almaguin (Canada):

2017-09-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M27 near Hedge End (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Two vehicles and garage go up in flames at 4:35 AM at home in Santa Rosa (California):

2017-09-02 - Truck and barn destroyed by fire in Moline (Michigan):

2017-09-02 - Truck and aluminum go up in flames in industrial area in Madrid (Spain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The fire destroyed a truck and an unspecified amount of aluminum."

2017-09-02 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Foleshill (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Barn destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Richmond Township (Pennsylvania), horse killed, another injured:

2017-09-02 - Barn destroyed by fire near Ryan (Iowa), hundreds of pigs killed:

2017-09-02 - Wildfire grows to 142,857 acres near coastal Brookings (Oregon):

2017-09-02 - Wildfire breaks out and traps hikers in the Columbia River Gorge (Oregon):

Quote: "More than 100 hikers are being evacuated after a wildfire began burning near the Eagle Crest Trail in the Columbia River Gorge Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Forest Service says about 140 hikers are trapped above the fire, which is about a mile up the trail. They are trapped in between the new fire and the Indian Creek Fire, which has been burning in the Mount Hood National Forest since July 4. That fire is south of the new Eagle Creek Trail fire. The hikers currently can't go up or down the trail to escape."

2017-09-02 - Wildfire grows to 40,100+ acres near Seeley Lake (Montana):

2017-09-02 - Wildfire grows to 85,111 acres near Pyramid Lake (Nevada):

2017-09-02 - Wildfire breaks out and destroys two homes in coastal Hyères (France):

2017-09-02 - Around 35 tons of hay go up in flames near Fordingbridge (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole in coastal Cairns (Australia):

2017-09-02 - Bar destroyed by fire at 3 AM in the Township of Conover (Wisconsin):

2017-09-02 - Industrial estate heavily damaged by huge fire in Braintree (Britain):

2017-09-02 - Warehouse destroyed by fire in coastal Shinas (Oman):

2017-09-02 - Home damaged by fire at 3:26 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-09-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2017-09-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM in Kaukauna (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2017-09-02 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Charlotte (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-09-02 - Home destroyed by fire in Peyton (Colorado), nobody there:

2017-09-02 - Home destroyed by fire near Eden (Montana):

2017-09-02 - Deadly fire destroys home at 11:30 PM in Hamburg (Pennsylvania), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-02 - Deadly fire rips through dormitory at 2 AM in Nairobi (Kenya), 8+ killed, 10 injured:

2017-09-02 - Overview of some of the animal die-offs in the last couple of weeks:

2017-09-02 - Two men, 63 and 64, found dead with submerged SUV at boat ramp on the Tennessee River in Saltillo (Tennessee):

2017-09-02 - Siblings, 18 and 20, found dead in pond in Rupo (India):

2017-09-02 - Man and boy, 25 and 17, die in pond during idol immersion in Mysuru (India):

2017-09-02 - Man has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead in car near university in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A man died near the Evans Scholars House Saturday afternoon, according to Marquette University Police. The individual, who has yet to be identified, suffered an unknown medical emergency near the intersection of 14th and Wells. Jeff Kranz, Captain of Police for the Marquette University Police, said that no criminal activity is suspected."

2017-09-02 - Man, 37, found dead at 12:45 AM at apartment building in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-09-02 - Man, 46, found dead in stairwell at apartment building in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-09-02 - Man found dead under the Diestelhorst Bridge over the Sacramento River near, Redding (California):

2017-09-02 - Girl, 11, found dead in the Kern River near Keysville (California):

2017-09-02 - Man, 80, found dead in the Schuylkill River near Reading (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-02 - Man found dead in the Ogden River in Ogden (Utah):

2017-09-02 - Man, 20 to 50, found dead in Lake Norman near Mooresville (North Carolina):

2017-09-02 - Person found dead in Big Sand Lake in Phelps (Wisconsin):

2017-09-02 - Man, 27, found dead in submerged SUV in Lake Dillon (Colorado):

2017-09-02 - Man, 65, found dead in Old Hickory Lake (Tennessee):

2017-09-02 - Man, 30, found dead in Cherokee Lake near Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-09-02 - Man, 75, falls into pond and dies near Louisiana (Missouri):

2017-09-02 - Person found dead in the Intracoastal Waterway near coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-09-02 - Man, 25, falls off building and dies in Joliet (Illinois), possible toppler:

2017-09-02 - Man, 19, dies in the water at beach near coastal Zichron Yaakov (Israel):

2017-09-02 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Wadi Al Arbeieen (Oman):

2017-09-02 - Man, 30, goes on bizarre carjacking spree then found dead in field, on the island of Tenerife (Spain):

2017-09-02 - Man, 50, found dead in canal in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-09-02 - Woman, 68, has 'medical issue', SUV crashes into woods, near Spaulding Lake in Oakfield (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "It's believed that a medical issue caused the crash."

2017-09-02 - Woman has 'medical issue', SUV slams into pole, in South Lake Tahoe (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, it looks like it may have been a medical issue that caused the accident."

2017-09-02 - Small plane crashes and burns at air show near Moscow (Russia), 2 killed:

2017-09-02 - Helicopter crashes on street near Burnet (Texas), engine failure, 2 injured:

2017-09-02 - Small aircraft crashes into China Lake (Maine):

2017-09-02 - Tanker truck and SUV crash, fire erupts, on Highway 19 in coastal Honomu (Hawaii), 1 killed:

2017-09-02 - Tractor trailer crashes through median at Dirty Creek overpass near Ozark (Arkansas), 2 killed:

2017-09-02 - Two cars collide head-on in Cicero (New York), 3 injured:

2017-09-02 - Car slams into tree at 12:43 AM, bursts into flame, in Kalamazoo (Michigan), 5 killed:

2017-09-02 - Car veers off road, hits pole, in Ashburnham (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2017-09-02 - Car veers off road, crashes near pond in Poway (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "The witness called 911 about 4:30 p.m. Deputies made their way down the embankment and saw the car leaning against two large trees, Mowins said. The woman’s body lay nearby, not far from a small pond."

2017-09-02 - Man goes into medical distress and loses consciousness while riding bicycle in Oxford (Ohio):

Quote: "Oxford police are asking for the public’s help to identify a bicyclist in medical distress and unconscious when he left for the hospital. Medics were dispatched around 11 a.m. for the bicyclist at the intersection of Sycamore Street and Tallawanda Road. He was taken to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital and transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Police and hospital staff do not know the man’s identity because he had no identification or property, other than Toyota car keys, according to the police Facebook page."

2017-09-02 - Shark attacks and lightly injures 17-year-old boy in New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2017-09-02 - Building collapses at Sadar Bazar in Delhi (India):

2017-09-02 - Landfill collapses in Ghazipur (India), 2+ killed, 5 injured:

2017-09-02 - How global warming is a 'death sentence' in Afghanistan’s highlands:

2017-09-02 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake and aftershocks strike near Soda Springs (Idaho):

2017-09-02 - Lightning strike kills woman in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (France):

2017-09-02 - Hurricane Harvey has changed the political and fiscal landscape in DC:

2017-09-02 - Hot Siberia summer ends with cold blast and 'abnormal' August snow:

2017-09-02 - Freaky cloud looms menacingly over Hinesville (Georgia):

2017-09-02 - What Trump and team have wrecked so far - environmental protections, climate change preparations, pollution regulations, and more:

2017-09-02 - Trump to slash funding for the very agencies he praises for disaster response in Texas:

2017-09-02 - Revealing interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. on vaccines and mercury:

2017-09-02 - Study finds militarization makes police more violent:

2017-09-02 - Mysterious blue light and moving objects filmed by the International Space Station:

2017-09-02 - Man, 41, runs into Burning Man fire and dies, in the Black Rock Desert (Nevada):

2017-09-02 - Many young people think filibustering is a sex act:


  1. People gettin' weirder all the time anymore. Now why would a guy run INTO a fire? Trippin'? Medical issue? A dare or bet? He really had to TRY to get to it, since there was a human chain of people surrounding the burning structure. Strange.

    More and more evidence every day, Jonny - the two guys (submerged) at a boat ramp, the two women in the water, and in India it happens almost every day - that strange toxic gases in the atmosphere and most likely coming from water sources pervades our biosphere now.

    Magnitude 6 earthquake in the unpopulated South Sandwich Islands Region

    A shallow mag 6. quake, Sandwich Islands is the first major quake of September and the 66th of a record quiet 2017.

    Wildfires burning more than half a million acres in Montana

    Smoke is so heavy in Montana that planes couldn't fly over the fires to check their size or status, the Tribune said on Wednesday. [more]

    The biggest wildfire in Los Angeles history looks like a giant volcanic eruption

    [impressive pics]

    Monday, 4 September 2017
    Loss of human habitat makes the mainstream

    Climate Change Already Impacting Wheat, Rice, Corn, Soybean Yields Worldwide

    Weather conditions in the Arctic

    Warm air blowing into the Arctic

    Earthquake swarm at Tellowstone NP

    EARTHQUAKE SWARM WON'T STOP: 62 earthquakes have struck Southeast Idaho since Saturday evening

    Earthquakes swarms do not necessarily signal a volcanic eruption in Yellowstone. But seismologists and scientists continue to keep an eye on the activity over
    the enormous 1500-square-mile caldera, where bubbling magma lies a mere five to seven miles below the surface. [more]

    Hurricane Irma Update: September 3, 2017

    [Sunday Evening] – Irma Expected to Directly Impact Leeward Islands Beginning Late Tuesday  [more; 3 videos ~ 37 total mins.]

    [I may take a road trip to MO, if this thing turns into a 5 and heads my way, Jonny]

    [once again, Leland Palmer on Scribbler's site posted this]

    Wow, Tropical Tidbits is a killer website.
    GFS still has Irma hitting the Carolinas at 880 mb…I think this is Category 5. On the other hand, ECMWF has Irma hitting Puerto Rico, trashing the Bahamas, scaring the snot out of Florida, and then making a hard right turn back over the Atlantic.

    World War 3? The United States And North Korea Stand On The Brink Of A Nuclear War

    “Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us,” Bannon told the American Prospect. [more]

    Australia’s record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate change

  2. News Links, September 4, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Nine years on, another Lehman Brothers bankruptcy

    China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold
    Yuan-denominated contract will let exporters circumvent US dollar

    The Working Class Can't Afford The American Dream

    Van Halen, M&Ms, And The Next Market Downturn

    What "Coordinated Recovery"? Global Negative Yielding Debt Hits One Year High Of $7.4 Trillion

    What Did Harvey Do to the Wind Farms on the Texas Coast?

    Texas refineries begin restart after hit from Harvey

    The world is running out of sand — and you'd be surprised how significant that is
    From fracking to the construction boom, sand has become such a hot commodity that 'sand mafias' have sprung up that illegally mine and sell it on a black market

    [2 articles you won't see on Scribbler]
    Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success
    New research has found the smog and dust that sickens millions across India every year is also sapping solar power generation by more than 25 percent, far beyond levels previously thought.

    German Wind Energy Market "Threatening To Implode"…"Things Have Never Been This Bad"!

    Big Ag Gets Ag-Gag Envy, Helps Bring In 'Seed-Preemption' Laws Across The US

    South Korea inflation hits five-year high in August as fresh food prices soar

    How fair is our food? Big companies take reins on sourcing schemes

    Arkema chemical plant had help in blocking EPA safety regulations

    Arkema backtracks, refuses to provide chemical inventory to the public

    ArkStorms drown California every 100 to 200 years: cost could be 6 to 7 times higher than Houston's Harvey flood

    FBI, DHS Officially Classify Antifa Activities As "Domestic Terrorist Violence"

    Antifa is Playing Right Into the Hands of a Burgeoning Police State

    Ottawa sharing info with U.S. Homeland Security on all Americans entering Canada

    More than four million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak

    Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn't Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me

    Pundits And Politicians Are Tacitly Admitting That They Lied About Russia

    Washington DC's role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

    On television, we found more than 1,100 titles received Pentagon backing – 900 of them since 2005, from 'Flight 93' to 'Ice Road Truckers' and 'Army Wives'

    A Very Brief History of Humans

    Why We're Doomed: Stagnant Wages
    Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen smartly since 2000, but the share of GDP going to wages and salaries has plummeted: this is simply an extension of a 47-year downtrend.
    And note that the 47-year downtrend started in 1970, the year conventional oil peaked in the US. -- RF

    Houston, South Asia Floods: Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis

    Corporations see record-high profits
    But wages aren't going up. Meanwhile, consumer prices keep rising and poverty keeps growing. -- RF

    Petition To Label George Soros A "Domestic Terrorist" Has 80,000 Signatures

    Cash-Strapped Venezuela Offers $5 Million To Harvey Victims

    Auto Sales Unexpectedly Plunge to February 2014 Low: Hurricane Boost Coming? [doubtful, because many of the victims lost everything]

  3. Microburst caught on camera scaring beachgoers in Santa Barbara

    EPA has still yet to inspect nearly a dozen Houston-area hazardous waste sites

    What Australia's bad flu season means for Europe, North America

    "In general, we get in our season what the Southern Hemisphere got in the season immediately preceding us," Fauci said. An "intelligent guess," therefore, is that the north will probably have a bad flu season. [more]

    U.S. gasoline prices tumble as Harvey subsides

    Ignorance Is Abyss

    This will be the first time in U.S. history that the economy collapsed ahead of the stock market. Normally gamblers derisk ahead of recession. This time they decided to ride out depression

    Bonds are saying the economy is rolling over, while stocks are saying hang on for the imaginary tax cut. Only one will be right in the end...[more]

  4. The rise and expansion of the Deep state

    While many in the United States firmly believe that the government just isn't working, it is. But it's only working for the powerful and rich elites in the government and the media who have a desire to cling to their oppressive control of others and the money many are willing to allow them to steal.

    The fight has never been between the republicans and the democrats. As Americans choose sides, their rights and freedoms are sold to the highest bidder. According to Intellectual Takeout, the fight is between "us" and the deep state; not those on the right and those on the left. More and more often we are seeing bureaucrats, lobbyists, and elected officials of both parties circle the wagons in an effort to prevent any true reforms of the government. They constantly write laws they exclude themselves from, come up with inventive ways to tax us to our breaking point and destroy the healthcare system. And this is all by design.

    So the question is, how do we combat the deep state and get our freedom back? [more]

    Texas governor estimates cleanup and rebuilding costs from Harvey could reach $120B

    [they're, of course, excluding the "little people"]

    Hurricane Harvey did not cause climate deniers, but it certainly made them worse

    Heat, smoke, and fire assault states across U.S. West – All-time temperature record set in California

    The steamy, fiery summer of 2017 hit a new crescendo this weekend across the U.S. West, which is getting its hottest Labor Day weekend on record in many locations—and in some spots, the hottest weather ever observed. Overall, "this is the greatest statewide heat wave ever recorded in California,” proclaimed WU weather historian Christopher Burt on Saturday night. Burt based his conclusion not only on the heat’s intensity but on its widespread nature well beyond California’s usual scorching locations. Even an escape to the cool Pacific shore was pretty much futile, as easterly downslope winds funneled scorching air from the interior into coastal sections that are normally mild and sometimes chilly even in midsummer. [more]

  5. Doxxed? Trump's inner circle may be under cyberattack

    Doxxing is a scourge in our modern life. Digital social justice warriors release private information as a form of payback for whatever misdeed they've attributed to the target. In this case, the "crimes" related to their support for the president. Normally, when private individuals are doxxed by online criminals it is to make them suffer social and economic consequences. Recently, attendees of the "Unite the Right" rally have been the subjects of a doxxing website specifically set up to "out" them to their employers and cause them to lose their jobs. Several of the rally attendees have been fired as a result. Innocent people have also been targeted in cases of mistaken identity and now fear for their lives. Doxxing has become the new weapon of totalitarian wannabes whose main goal is the suppression of speech they don't like. An article called "Whatever Your Side, Doxing is a Perilous Form of Social Justice" explained the problem with doxxing perceived enemies. [more]

    Hurricane Irma chugs west
    [Weather Underground]

    Still churning hundreds of miles east of the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is on a track that could bring it near the Leeward Islands by Wednesday and into the Eastern Bahamas by Friday. Hurricane watches were issued Sunday afternoon by the governments of Antigua, France, and the Netherlands on Sunday afternoon for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten/St. Martin, and Saint Barthelemy. With any luck, Irma's center and its more dangerous right-hand side will stay just north of the Leewards, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola. However, Irma is expected to be a powerhouse Category 4 hurricane by that point, so high winds, huge surf, and torrential rains could occur well away from its center. It appears increasingly likely that Irma's wrath will be focused on parts of The Bahamas late next week, and a major hurricane landfall along the U.S. East Coast is a distinct possibility by Sunday or Monday. [more]

    US closure of Russian diplomatic properties could be act of property development piracy

    There is an increasing likelihood that part of the reason why the US kicked the Russian diplomats and their staff out of properties they have held for decades, is due to a desire of local and federal US actors to get their hands on properties that are worth millions on the open market. [more]

    Was North Korea's hydrogen bomb test a complete bluff?

    While "the presence of a man made earthquake emanating from North Korean soil" has been fully confirmed, nuclear expert Alexander Uvarov believes North Korea might be bluffing about the type of bomb it tested. . . it might have been not a thermonuclear device in the modern sense of the word, but a so-called "boosted device", an atomic bomb that uses some hydrogen isotopes to enhance its explosive yield. [more]

    [continued below]

  6. 'Assassination' of Malaysian diplomat fuels fresh conspiracy theories on missing flight MH370

    Honorary Consul of Malaysia Zahid Raza was gunned down in the centre of the island nation's capital Antananarivo in an apparent assassination on August 24.

    American adventurer-detective Blaine Gibson, who has been gathering suspected MH370 debris as it washes up on Madagascar and Mozambique, said Mr Raza had been due to deliver new items to Malaysian investigators in Kuala Lumpur when he was unexpectedly slain.

    The French-language news website ZINFOS 974 speculated Mr Raza was killed as payback for his alleged involvement in the 2009 abduction of several residents of Indo-Pakistani descent known collectively as Karens. [more]

    Washington neocons are about to run amok

    In the past few days it became quite clear to me that Donald Trump made a deal with the Neocons in Washington. He traded part of his domestic agenda for ceding control of foreign policy to the D.C. establishment.

    It's obvious when you connect the dots. Signing the sanctions bill, the non-shift in Afghanistan policy, the tit-for-tat diplomatic aggression with Russia, weapons to Ukraine, etc. I've written extensively about this. Graham is suddenly touting his Obamacare replacement bill.

    But, taking Graham at his word what this means is that the whole repeal vote was nothing more than a set up, because in no way could they have put this together in the last few weeks.

    Therefore, this was held back from Trump and the rest of Congress for the purpose of finalizing a number of foreign policy initiatives that Trump was hostile to, namely expanded sanctions on Russia and Iran and a troop surge in Afghanistan.

    Remember, Graham said after Trump's Afghanistan speech (cribbed almost verbatim from previous speeches made by National Security Advisor Gen. H. R. McMaster) that he was finally proud of his President.

    These moves make sense only if you realize that Lindsay Graham and John McCain ran an operation on Trump that was all about regaining control of foreign policy at any cost. And the costs were enormous.

    It goes farther than Obamacare. We're talking tax cuts now. Graham also withheld crucial information about former FBI Director James Comey's conduct during his investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mail server last year. [oh there's even more]

    [more below]

  7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Just a movie or was there more to it?

    While Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind is renowned for its sense of cinematic mystery and awe, the meta-fiction that surrounds it was just as intriguing.

    Conspiracy theories. Unusual storms. Warnings from NASA.

    And in 2005, information posted to the internet by a group of US Defense Intelligence Agency insiders gave rise to the notion that Close Encounters could actually be portraying real events. [more]

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind is re-released in cinemas on September 15. [GREAT!!]

    Passenger jet has close encounter with UFO at Glasgow Airport

    A passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object at a British airport, an official report has revealed.

    An official report by the UK Airprox Board released on September 1, said investigators were unable to establish what the object, passing less than 200ft away from an Airbus A320, which was making its final approach into Glasgow Airport in Scotland, was.

    As the jet was attempting to land, the pilot of the aircraft described seeing an "orange light" as they prepared to touch down at 1.50am on May 29, 2017.

    He said it was probably a drone, but investigators have now confirmed it as an "unknown object."

    There was no time to take any action to avoid the item, which was traveling in the opposite direction, the captain later reported.

    Japan prepping for evacuation of 60,000 citizens in South Korea

    [still a little too long, the rest below]

  8. Elon Musk: Global race for AI will 'most likely cause' WWIII as computers launch first strike

    EPA adopts Trump tactic, attacking AP reporter over story on flooded toxic waste sites in Houston
    Threat increasing for Cuba, Florida from intensifying Hurricane Irma
    [weather underground]

    Irma is very likely to be a major Category 3 or 4 hurricane when it passes very close to the northern Lesser Antilles Islands on Tuesday, near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, and the Turks and Caicos Islands and Hispaniola on Thursday. Hurricane Warnings are now in effect for the northern Leeward Islands, and Hurricane Watches are up for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. [more]

    [more Irma porn]
    Image of the Day: Eye of Hurricane Irma, 4 September 2014

    What has Hurricane Harvey taught Trump and the Republicans? “Is there a chance that sitting in a control center in Austin is going to persuade Trump that climate change is not a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese?”

    What will be harder is persuading not only Trump but the Republican Party that Harvey has a reality that reaches beyond the borders of this storm, and involves major policy issues. Both Senators Cruz and Cornyn voted against a major emergency-relief bill allocating funds for rebuilding and recovery after Superstorm Sandy. Cruz, in particular, has misrepresented that bill’s contents and its purpose, saying that two-thirds of the money in it wasn’t really related to Sandy but was, rather, pork and other wasteful government spending. (Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s fact checker, gave Cruz three Pinocchios for that.) Cruz and others, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, also complained that the bill wasn’t really for emergency spending because it covered things like improving forecasts and repairing damaged infrastructure in a way that protected it against the next storm. This time, for the congressional Republicans, as much as for Trump, the emergency can’t stop when the rain does. [more]