Thursday, September 7, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-06

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

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

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-09-06 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame shortly after midnight, plane makes emergency landing in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "An engine fire forced a packed flight from Las Vegas to New York to make an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport just after midnight. No one was hurt, but passengers described tense moments in the cockpit. Delta flight 1057 took off late Tuesday night, bound for New York's JFK airport. About 15 minutes into the flight, passengers noticed the left engine of the Boeing 757 burst into flames. 'There was an orange light glowing from the windows in the back,' said one passenger who asked to remain anonymous. 'The people were yelling, "It's getting worse!" They turned the plane around, thank God.'"

Note: This is the 76th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-06 - Underground gas explosion and fire shatters pavement and sends manhole covers flying in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Two manhole covers -- weighing hundreds of pounds -- appeared to be blown off. It tore entire sheets of concrete and asphalt 7 inches deep from the ground. It rained debris onto nearby vehicles, shattering windshields and damaging cars. A large hole was left in the street following the explosion."

Quote: "It was not clear late Thursday what type of gas was leaking, officials said, since the meters cannot differentiate between methane and natural gas, which is mostly methane. Officials earlier had called it a natural gas leak."

2017-09-06 - Utility building explodes and burns at 5 AM near the Kansas City Ice Center and Ice Pavilion in Shawnee (Kansas):

2017-09-06 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 1:30 AM, large pile of scrap metal burns, in coastal Westport (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The fire at Mid-City Blaze on Route 6 started just after 1:30 Wednesday morning. Officials believe a large pile of scrap metal caught fire, though what sparked the blaze is not known at this time."

2017-09-06 - Recycling center hit by fire, cardboard burns, in Clovis (California):

2017-09-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 2:42 AM, fire gets huge, in Wretham (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Numerous wildfires continue burning across the western US:

Quote: "Heavy winter snow and a very wet spring in the Western U.S. generated predictions the 2017 wildfire season would be tame. But it's shaping up to be one of the worst in U.S. history in land burned."

Quote: "It’s very unusual to have this many fires burning this many acres across such a broad area at this time in September..."

2017-09-06 - Building under construction explodes and burns in coastal Mumbai (India), 6 killed, 11 injured:

2017-09-06 - Wildfire grows to 176,000+ acres near coastal Brookings (California):

2017-09-06 - Wildfires have burned 1.19 million acres in Nevada in 2017 so far:

2017-09-06 - Power plant damaged by fire during testing in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-09-06 - Electric car fires on the rise in Norway:

2017-09-06 - Two boats and dock destroyed by fire on Lake Travis in Lago Vista (Texas):

Quote: "Two boats and a private dock on Lake Travis were destroyed in a fire Wednesday evening in Lago Vista. It happened at approximately 7 p.m. near the 21000 block of Arrowhead Point. ESD 1 Chief Donnie Norman said when crews arrived the boats and dock were fully engulfed in flames. The blaze was quickly extinguished, with no injuries reported. A third boat was damaged in the fire, but Chief Norman said it was salvageable."

Note: These are the 821st and 822nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Fairfax (Virginia):

2017-09-06 - Transit bus bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on street in Mississauga (Canada):

Quote: "Emergency crews are on scene in Mississauga after a city bus caught fire on Wednesday morning. It happened in Clarkson at Truscott Dr. and Southdown Rd. around 6:30 a.m."

2017-09-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near Johannesburg (South Africa):

Quote: "There was chaos on the road this afternoon when a cross border Munenzva bus burst into flames under mysterious circumstances."

Note: These are the 597th, 598th and 599th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-09-06 - Six tanker trucks and two more trucks destroyed by fire just before 1 AM at gas station on High Street in Drysdale (Australia), 2 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A fire has destroyed six fuel tankers and sent exploding gas cylinders flying into neighbouring properties on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula."

Quote: "Eight trucks, including six fuel tankers at the site, and hundreds of LPG cylinders were destroyed."

2017-09-06 - In separate incidents, two tractor trailers burst into flame on the same day in Talladega (Alabama):

2017-09-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Montgomery County (Virginia):

2017-09-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 293 in Emerson (Georgia):

2017-09-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-580 near Carson City (Nevada):

2017-09-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at business in West Bundaberg (Australia):

Note: These are the 1616th-1627th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-06 - RV bursts into flame just before 1 AM while parked at home in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon):

Quote: "Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, Coos Bay Fire Department responded to 63282 Everest for a reported motor home on fire that was spreading to trees, passenger vehicles, and a mobile home."

2017-09-06 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Arizona Street in Brooksville (Florida):

2017-09-06 - Two RVs and a car go up in flames in Desert Hot Springs (California):

Note: These are the 426th, 427th, 428th and 429th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-06 - Van bursts into flame on Littlehampton Road in Goring (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Van bursts into flame at 10:36 PM on Raich Carter Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Raich Carter Way, Hull. Wed 6 Sep 2017 22:36 (No:19647) Van fire, one hose reel and cutting equipment in use to gain access."

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal East Hampton (New York):

Quote: "A 1979 Citroën owned by Ronald Lauder, the billionaire chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder cosmetics company, was destroyed when it inexplicably went up in flames while being driven to a storage facility Wednesday morning."

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame just after 3 AM while parked in lot in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near Buffalo (New York):

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 near Loveland (Colorado):

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame on Gunning Place in Kambah (Australia):

2017-09-06 - Taxi bursts into flame on bridge on the A90 in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2017-09-06 - Taxi bursts into flame on the A316 near Sunbury (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame at 2:15 AM on Gower Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Burcott Garth, Gower Road, Hull. Wed 6 Sep 2017 02:15 (No:19580) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-09-06 - Car bursts into flame on Hornsea Road in Leven (Britain), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Hornsea Road, Leven. Wed 6 Sep 2017 17:50 (No:19626) Car fire, one hose reel and one BA in use."

2017-09-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-35 near Emporia (Kansas):

2017-09-06 - Auto shop and flooring business destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Eunice (Louisiana):

2017-09-06 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire on Blue Valley Drive (Route 512) in Washington Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-06 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Barnstable (Massachusetts):

2017-09-06 - Wildfire grows to 67.9 square miles near Mount Rainier National Park (Washington):

2017-09-06 - Huge dumpster fire breaks out at construction site in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-09-06 - Warehouse damaged by fire in Kensington, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-06 - Church damaged by fire in Edmond (Oklahoma):

2017-09-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM, garage destroyed, in coastal Burien (Washington):

2017-09-06 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 3:30 AM in Trotwood (Ohio):

2017-09-06 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC:

2017-09-06 - Deadly fire burns home in North Syracuse (New York), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Deadly fire destroys home, barn and garage in Whiteland (Indiana), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Deadly fire burns townhome in Mississauga (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 7 AM in Grande Prairie (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in Pacific (Washington), near the coast:

2017-09-06 - Vacant industrial building destroyed by massive fire in coastal Fife (Scotland):

2017-09-06 - Pile of monkeys found dead in forest reserve in Uttar Pradesh (India):

Quote: "After a preliminary inquiry, the DFO ruled out foul play. He said he suspected ‘heart failure’ to be the reason for the deaths. However, eminent wildlife conservationist Dr Vijay Prakash Singh, who is also convenor of Terai Nature Conservation Society (TNCS), suspected pesticide to be the reason for the sudden death of monkeys. Singh said, 'The residue of pesticides cannot be traced after 24 hours, However, heart failure en masse is somewhat surprising.'"

Note: Hydrogen sulfide, a neurotoxin, is just like a pesticide, it causes 'heart failure' and it disappears quickly within bodies - just like what they're saying happened to these monkeys. I highly doubt this was any pesticide. And who sprays random jungle areas with pesticide anyway - it's not like they're growing crops there. Very similar to the people being found mysteriously dead with no injuries. Monkeys are basically little people...

2017-09-06 - Humpback whale and minke whale wash ashore dead on consecutive days, on Block Island and in Narragansett (Rhode Island):

2017-09-06 - Three students, 17, 18 and 19, found dead in quarry in Perumbavoor (India):

2017-09-06 - Two men, 19 and 20, die in pond in Rajivnagar (India):

2017-09-06 - Man, 19, drops dead in field near his SUV in Woodstock (Illinois):

2017-09-06 - Man, 54, has 'medical emergency' in police custody, dies shortly later, in Santa Rosa (California):

2017-09-06 - Man, 56, drops dead near his tent on the Tahoe Rim Trail near Lake Tahoe (California):

2017-09-06 - Man, 58, found dead in the Middle River in coastal Essex (Maryland):

2017-09-06 - Man in his 40s or 50s has 'medical condition' and dies in home in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2017-09-06 - Man in his 50s drops dead on St Mary’s Street in Whittlesey (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Man, 30 found dead in prison cell in Tucker (Arkansas), and man, 29, found dead in prison cell in Grady (Arkansas):

2017-09-06 - Man, 54, found dead in river in Venise-en-Québec, Montérégie (Canada), empty 'ghost boat' found:

2017-09-06 - Boy, 12 or 13, pulled unconscious from swimming pool, dies shortly later, in coastal Colombo (Sri Lanka):

2017-09-06 - Woman, 71, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Umtentweni (South Africa):

2017-09-06 - Man, 34, found dead in canal in Charity (Guyana):

2017-09-06 - Man, 42, drops dead on Eagle Road in coastal Buckhaven (Scotland), 3000 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-06 - Man in his 40s drops dead in public restroom at beach in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Man, 43, Paul Newman, found dead in Caesar's Camp area in north Farnham (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Man, 29, found dead in the River Severn in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-09-06 - Man has 'medical emergency' on cruise ship near coastal St. John's (Canada):

Quote: "The cruise ship Serenade of the Seas made an emergency stop outside the narrows in St. John’s Wednesday evening so an ill man could be brought to hospital."

2017-09-06 - Man, 58, has 'medical condition', dump truck crashes into woods, in coastal Stafford (New Jersey):

Quote: "A man who suffered from a medical condition as he drove a dump truck lost control of the wheel, causing the vehicle to plow into a wooded area Wednesday, Stafford police said."

2107-09-06 - Woman, 35, has 'medical emergency', SUV hits home, fire erupts, in Loveland (Colorado):

Quote: "A 35-year-old woman from Greeley was driving northbound on South Tyler Avenue when she suffered what appeared to be a medical emergency, police said. The vehicle crossed West First Street and struck the home at the corner of Hopkins Court and Bushnell Drive, police said. The vehicle hit a gas meter that quickly ignited into flames."

2017-09-06 - Man, 53, has 'medical condition', SUV crashes off road, bursts into flame, on I-90 near Fairview (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A driver escapes major injuries after a SUV leaves the road and catches fire along Interstate 90 near Fairview Wednesday. A 53-year-old Ashtabula, Ohio man was traveling west on Interstate 90 near mile marker 16 around 2:20 p.m. when he lost control of his Hyundai Tuscon and left the road, State Police said. The vehicle came to a rest about 40 yards off the interstate and caught fire, according to troopers. Investigators said a medical condition is to blame for the crash."

2017-09-06 - Driver has 'medical condition', car crashes into Swatara Creek in Lower Swatara Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A driver was taken to a hospital after crashing into the Swatara Creek in Lower Swatara Township. The crash occurred in the area of Fulling Mill Road just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Township police said the driver was found unconscious and rescued by emergency personnel. Investigators believe the driver experienced a medical condition that caused the accident."

2017-09-06 - Medical transport plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2017-09-06 - Twin-engine plane crashes and explodes into flame at coastal Caernarfon Airport (Britain), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Small plane goes missing near Clarksburg (West Virginia):

2017-09-06 - Tractor trailer crashes off US 24 overpass at 5 AM, bursts into flame, in Paulding County (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Pickup truck veers over centerline at 5:30 AM, hits pickup and 2 cars head-on, near Springfield (Colorado), 4 killed:

2017-09-06 - Car hits bridge on Mill Creek Road in Sullivan County (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-06 - Car crashes into viaduct at 5:50 AM, bursts into flame, in Quebec City (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-09-06 - Naked man on tracks stops train in Lille (France):

2017-09-06 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures two men in Austin (Texas):

2017-09-06 - Woman has 'medical issue' on the Long Trail on Mt. Abraham in Addison County (Vermont):

Quote: "The chief says the woman was prepared for weeks on the trail, but that was cut short by a medical issue. 'She was a through hiker and had been on the trail for two weeks and was in great shape but was having an issue... she needed help,' Chief Ober said."

2017-09-06 - 2,764 people have 'medical emergencies' in two days during idol immersions in Pune (India):

2017-09-06 - Volcano Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica, spews column of ash:

2017-09-06 - Dahr Jamail reports on climate disruption:

2017-09-06 - Relentless summer heat burns up 30% of crops in the south of Alberta (Canada):

2017-09-06 - Lightning strike kills 16 goats in Odisha (India):

2017-09-06 - Category 5 Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in the Caribbean, mostly wipes out Barbuda, continues west:

Quote: "The massive eye stared down on Barbuda early Wednesday, thrashing it with howling winds before it marched along its path on the Caribbean. Irma's eye was bigger than Barbuda, CNN meteorologist Jenn Varian said. It packed winds of 185 mph, making it one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded.

Quote: "As of 8 a.m. ET, the monster Category 5 storm's eye wall was butting up against Anguilla with sustained winds of 185 mph and even higher gusts."

Quote: "By Sunday morning, Irma will be approaching mainland Florida and the Florida Keys."

Quote: "It's too early to tell whether it will make landfall on the US mainland, but forecasts show it could churn toward Florida over the weekend. Floridians are not sitting around, waiting. Evacuations are underway, with some schools shut down and shelters set up."

2017-09-06 - Katia becomes third hurricane to threaten US in six days:

2017-09-06 - FEMA almost out of money as Hurricane Irma approaches:

2017-09-06 - CalFire adds huge 747-based firefighting supertanker plane to fleet, based in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "The latest and biggest firefighting tool the State of California has against raging wildfires is based in Sacramento. McClellan Air Force Base is home to a Global Supertanker Boeing 747 supertanker, the only one in use in the United States."

2017-09-06 - As flood waters rise, is urban sprawl as much to blame as global warming?

2017-09-06 - Sun unleashes monster X9.3 solar flare, strongest in a decade:

2017-09-06 - Hundreds of protesters scuffle with police over THAAD deployment in South Korea:

2017-09-06 - Trump EPA cuts funding to newspaper in retaliation for reporting on proposed budget:

2017-09-06 - Battery removed from toddler's nose in Tzefas (Israel):


  1. Hey, Jonny. Got to see Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam last night after a group from Philly (Matt Swan band). Great music.

    It seems like you hardly hear about Harvey anymore - now it's all Irma (and gas prices have NOT dropped from $2.89/gal. though the pipeline has re-opened). This could be worse than Harvey, but I can't imagine how. Harvey left a huge mess. Other things are happening elsewhere, of course:

    Mexico's quake killed at least 26 people, authorities

    Windows also shattered at Mexico City airport and power went out in several neighborhoods of the capital, affecting more than 1 million people. The cornice of a hotel came down in the southern tourist city of Oaxaca, a witness said. The tremor was felt as far away as neighboring Guatemala. [more]

    Cuba prepares for destructive power of Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma causes historic destruction across Caribbean

    [~ 2 min. video]

    Irma has devastated a string of islands in the Caribbean, slamming through the Turks and Caicos overnight. At least 11 people in the Caribbean have died. Tony Dokoupil reports from Fajardo, Puerto Rico. [more]

    Trump-GOP relationship reaches new low

    Residents cough, rub eyes in Harvey pollution spike

    People complained of headaches, nausea, itchy skin and throats — classic symptoms of industrial chemical exposure — as plants and refineries raced to burn off compounds that could combust in extreme weather or power loss.

    Asked about the health effects of the dramatic emissions spike, state environmental commission spokeswoman Andrea Morrow said "all measured concentrations were well below levels of health concern" and "local residents should not be concerned about air quality issues related to the effects of the storm." The federal Environmental Protection Agency issued a similar statement. [lie, evade, avoid, re-direct]

    Yet most air monitors were knocked out or offline during Harvey's wrath, making measurement difficult. [more]

    Florida shutting down its 2 nuclear plants before arrival of Hurricane Irma

    While Governor Rick Scott said Florida's two nuclear power plants will be shutdown before Hurricane Irma hits, little has been said about over a dozen chemical plants around the state, many of which manufacture highly combustible fertilizer. [more]

    [shut down doesn't mean "doesn't need power"]

    Turks and Caicos Islands struck by Hurricane Irma

    6.1 magnitude earthquake hits off the Bonin Islands, Japan

    Hurricane Irma: Florida declares State of Emergency as storm upgraded to Category 5 - UPDATES

    Signs and Portents: Mutant two-headed pig with two noses and three eyes born in Shaanxi, China

    Swimmer attacked by otter in lake at Bear Creek Village, Pennsylvania

    A woman swimming in the lake at Bear Creek Village was the victim of an attack so rare that wildlife officials aren't certain on a cause. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Hurricane Irma pummels the Dominican Republic

    Friday, 8 September 2017
    Extreme weather seen in perspective

    Extreme weather is upon us

    Katia becomes hurricane in Gulf of Mexico; Jose becomes a hurricane in Atlantic

    More signs and wonders! The biggest Mexican earthquake in 100 years M8.2 triggers a tsunami: If confirmed biggest quake in Mexican history

    [the hurricane season may slow down or stop after Jose]

    America wants war with North Korea because war makes money

    [~ 4 min. video]

    [of course Hambone Littletail has something to say about it, just below that one]
    Trump Calls For Bringing Down Global Industrial Civilization to Squash Little Maggot in North Korea

    [~ 38 min. video]

    Apocalypse Now!
    Climate Chaos Catastrophist Cassandra's Worst-Case Prophecies Coming Home to Roost in 2017

    [~ 43 min. video from Hambone]

    Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

    Image of the Day: Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Andrew size comparison

    [more below]

  3. Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia’s worst floods in a decade recede

    A Visibly Extreme Jet Stream in Advance of Irma

    [comments worth checking too]

    Irma Is Being Described As A ‘Nuclear Hurricane’ That Has Left One Island ‘Practically Uninhabitable’

    Irma is not just another hurricane – it is a history making storm that is going to cause up to a quarter of a trillion dollars in damage once it makes landfall in the United States.  In fact, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine used the term “nuclear hurricane” to describe this storm to the media.  I would never use that term personally, but I am in agreement that it would be exceedingly difficult to overstate the danger that this storm represents. 
    According to the National Hurricane Center, Irma has been a category 5 storm for more than 50 hours, and that is already one of the longest stretches on record.

    Of course if you were to extrapolate the Saffir-Simpson scale, Irma would have been considered a category 6 storm when it had sustained winds of 185 miles per hour.  [more]

    [about time somebody besides McPherson sees this]
    Scientists: IPCC Process Takes Too Long, Needs to Be More Efficient and Agile

    Issuing massive climate change assessments every seven years takes time. Constant updates are needed instead to keep pace with science, some top scientists say. [more; DUH!]

    The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota

    Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

    When The Levee Breaks

    G4 - Severe geomagnetic storming observed as CME from X9.3 flare impacts Earth

    A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by the X9.3 solar flare on September 6, 2017, reached our planet at 23:04 UTC on September 7, 2017, a full day earlier than it was expected. G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming started 23:25 and increased to G4 - Severe at 23:50 UTC.  [more]

  4. News Links, September 8, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Why Oil Prices Can't Bounce Very High; Expect Deflation Instead

    The world is becoming desperate about deflation

    "We're Now Seeing Bubbles Everywhere" - Deutsche Bank Boss Urges End To "Era Of Cheap Money"

    "10-Year Treasury Yields Headed to Zero Percent" Saxo Bank CIO

    Oracle slashes at least 900 Santa Clara jobs, more worldwide

    GE reportedly cutting corporate jobs, impacting Boston HQ

    Union: Kellogg job cuts are 'devastating news'

    Lilly to lay off 8 percent of employees in bid to cut costs

    A meteorologist says climate change will make it more expensive to fly – and it's all because of turbulence

    Gulf Coast Refiner Recovery Is Dependent on Help
    On Wednesday, almost two weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, five refineries remained shut, the U.S. Department of Energy reported. At least 1.4 million barrels a day could be offline past mid-September, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a report Tuesday.

    Hurricane Harvey's Impact on Texan Farmers

    Antibiotic-brined chicken and other bad ideas from US farming

    From sugar mills to hog farms, U.S. agriculture braces for Irma

    America is losing battle to prevent strokes, as risk factors increase across population

    Hurricane Irma Made Worse by Climate Change, Scientists Say

    Floridians leaving or bracing for Irma; additional 3K Nat'l Guard troops called in

    Mortal Mugginess: Extreme Heat Stress in Florida and in the Persian Gulf

    In the Ultimate Irony, Zika Virus May Cure Brain Cancer

    2017 wildfire season in US West far worse than expected

    Climate Change Speeds Erosion With Huge Storms

    Hurricane Harvey's rainfall was so heavy it caused Houston to physically sink

    Harvey Responders Say the Arkema Plant Blaze Made Them Sick

    A Deadly Disease That Strikes Coal Miners Has Returned in Australia

    Gideon Levy calls out Israel's fundamental, racist religion: Zionism

    Hackers gain entry into U.S., European energy sector, Symantec warns

    IBM and MIT partner on artificial intelligence research

    Google says it has no evidence of Russian ads about U.S. election

    Did Imran Awan Turn On Wasserman Schultz? New Report Suggests He Led Police To Her Laptop

    Massive Data Breach At Equifax: As Many As 143 Million Social Security Numbers Hacked

    A New Hole in Syria-Sarin Certainty
    Special Report: A new contradiction has emerged in the West's groupthink blaming Syria for an April 4 chemical attack, with one group of U.N. investigators raising doubt about the flight of a Syrian warplane.

    Consumption Exhaustion

    Markets Throw Hissy-Fit about US Default

    The Insanity of Pushing Inflation Higher When Wages Can't Rise

    Multiple Legislators Looking To Neutralize AG Sessions' Rollback Of Federal Forfeiture Reforms

    Here's How Many Americans Live In Houses They Can't Afford

    Kentucky Public Employee Retirements Surge As Fears Of Pension Collapse Mount

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown: Toys R Us Hires Bankruptcy Law Firm

    Is the High Cost of Housing Crushing Wages?

    Meth, coke and oil: A drug boom in the Texas shale patch

    Most Florida flood zone property not insured

    Opioid Use May Explain 20% of Drop in American Men's Labor-Force Participation [I thinks it's the other way around]

    American Society of Civil Engineers Warns: Florida's Coastal Areas & Stormwater Infrastructure Are In Poor Condition

    Fukushima redux? Could Hurricane Irma Set Off a Nuclear Meltdown in Florida?

  5. Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

    LUMBERTON, N.J. — Troy Gentry, one half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, died Friday in a helicopter crash just hours before a concert, according to a statement from the band's website. He was 50.

    details of the crash are unknown. [more]

    4 killed in medical helicopter crash in North Carolina

    authorities have no idea what caused the crash [more]

    Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category 4 storm

    Hurricane Irma threatens power losses for millions in Florida

    [looks like it's gon' be de-ol' "up da middle" play for Irma]

    Hurricane Irma poses a bigger menace to power supplies in Florida than Hurricane Harvey did in Texas because Irma is packing near 200 mile-per-hour winds (320 km/h) that could down power lines, close nuclear plants and threatens to leave millions of homes and businesses in the dark for weeks. [more]

    Irma: 2,000-plus Florida flights already canceled; more are likely

    Eerie sky sounds 'coming from every direction' recorded in Norfolk, Virginia

    [this one's more discernable]
    Strange sounds heard in Illinois sky

    Hurricane shifts slightly west: Majority of the Bahamas 'Will be spared brunt of Irma'

    Irma's eye doubled in size overnight, and the hurricane's width is larger than the state of Florida.

    Twenty three people are confirmed killed around the Caribbean so far, according to CNN. [more]

    Strong surf pounds eastern Cuba causing flooding as Irma marches west

    5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico

    Hurricanes Irma, Jose, Katia threatening landfall is 'unparalleled' in modern times, tropical storms expert says

    8.5 magnitude earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico, cutting power and sparking mysterious lights

    Waterspouts popping up all over Lake Erie in Ohio

    Massive sinkhole discovered on bridge over Houston tollway

    Eerie green glow appears over Tonbridge in Kent, UK

    [probably has something to do with that solar flare]