Friday, September 8, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-07

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

2017-09-07 - Salton Sea spews hydrogen sulfide again in the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory issued:

Quote: "The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an odor advisory Thursday for the Coachella Valley due to elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs.  That gas – hydrogen sulfide – is associated with natural processes occurring in the Salton Sea."

2017-09-07 - Rotten-egg odor hitting coastal Darwin (Australia), blamed on sewage plant:

Quote: "A stench that has permeated over some Darwin suburbs in recent days has sparked an investigation by the Northern Territory's environmental watchdog, with conflicting reasons as to what is causing the offensive odour. Foul 'rotten-egg' type smells have been noted over some northern suburbs, including Leanyer, Muirhead, Lyons, Malak and Anula..."

2017-09-07 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes at 10:49 PM in Moranbah (Australia):

Quote: "Mystery surrounds a loud explosion that shook Moranbah homes overnight. Just before 11pm, numerous residents reported hearing a huge 'bang' that seemingly shook their homes. A Queensland Police media spokeswoman confirmed police were alerted to a potential explosion around 10.49pm."

2017-09-07 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows pavement apart on Oxford Street in coastal London (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-09-07 - Transformer explodes and burns near the waterfront in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

Quote: "Nearly 350 customers were without power Wednesday night after a transformer exploded in a neighborhood near the Santa Barbara waterfront."

2017-09-07 - Transformer bursts into flame at 6 AM on pole in Great Barrington (Massachusetts):,518685

2017-09-07 - Chemical plant rocked by explosion in Charleston (Tennessee):

2017-09-07 - Recycling center destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in coastal Negril on the island of Jamaica:

2017-09-07 - Ammunition depot erupts in flame at 5:10 AM in Bathinda (India):

2017-09-07 - California governor declares state of emergency over wildfires in three more counties:

2017-09-07 - Vehicle fires on the rise in coastal Singapore:

Quote: "There appears to be a spike in the number of vehicle fires these days..."

2017-09-07 - Child's electric car bursts into flame inside business in coastal Hull (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Garage apartment explodes and burns in coastal Reykjavik (Iceland), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 259th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-09-07 - Tanker ship 'Gamkonora' rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Batam (Indonesia), 5 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-07 - Fishing trawler 'Urabain' bursts into flame in coastal Puerto Madryn (Brazil):

2017-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame on Table Rock Lake near Kimberling City (Missouri):

Note: These are the 823rd, 824th and 825th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-07 - School bus bursts into flame on street in coastal New Rochelle (New York):

Note: This is the 139th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 600th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-09-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 1:40 AM at Barton Garage Services in coastal Torquay (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at Shinners Bridge Roundabout on Cott Road in Dartington (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in coastal Honiara (Solomon Islands):

Note: These are the 601st, 602nd and 603rd buses to burn in 2017...

2017-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-240 in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:36 AM on the A90 near Donald Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire (Scotland):

2017-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A37 north of Grimstone (Britain):

Note: These are the 1628th, 1629th and 1630th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-07 - Heavy truck bursts into flame at 11:47 PM on Lodge Crescent in Orpington (Britain), 9 miles from the coast:

2017-09-07 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 120 inside Yosemite National Park (California):

2017-09-07 - RV bursts into flame near post office in Homeland (California):

2017-09-07 - RV bursts into flame near airport in Casper (Wyoming):

Note: These are the 430th, 431st and 432nd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-07 - School van bursts into flame on street in Bareilly (India):

2017-09-07 - Van bursts into flame on Cherryfield Road in Drayden (Maryland):

2017-09-07 - Van bursts into flame at mall in coastal Courtenay (Canada):

2017-09-07 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at business in Coldwater (Michigan):

2017-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Bennetts Valley Highway near Jay Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame southeast of Blunt (South Dakota):

2017-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Stevens Road near Ross Road in West Kelowna (Canada):

2017-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 4:25 PM on South Huntington Street in Kosciusko (Mississippi):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame at 11:34 AM on Fenwick Street in Kosciusko (Mississippi):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at high-rise in Bethesda (Maryland):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Route 287 in Parsippany (New Jersey):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Yankton (South Dakota):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Marion Avenue Road in Ontario (Ohio):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Kayforce Road in coastal Ocean View (New Zealand), 980 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Barnsley (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Woodhouse Lane in Brighouse (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A50 in Uttoxeter (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Downham Road in Ely (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Car bursts into flame at 2:40 AM on Brumby Common Lane in Scunthorpe (Britain), 8 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Brumby Common Lane, Scunthorpe. Thu 7 Sep 2017 02:40 (No:19652) Car fire, one hose reel in use."

2017-09-07 - Barn destroyed by fire in Hoxne (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Wildfire grows to 2287 acres near Steamboat Springs (Colorado):

2017-09-07 - Pallets go up in flames inside molding company warehouse in Plano (Illinois):

Quote: "Fire units found that the sprinkler system was active, and that there was a fire in the stack of pallets inside the building."

2017-09-07 - School bus garage damaged by fire at 2:45 AM in Newark (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Bar destroyed by fire just before 4 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Clock tower destroyed by fire shortly before midnight in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2017-09-07 - Industrial building destroyed by fire at 1:04 AM on Durham Road in Laindon (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Wood processing plant damaged by fire at 11 PM near Rangiora (New Zealand), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-09-07 - Mobile home heavily damaged by garage fire in coastal Panama City (Florida):

2017-09-07 - Home damaged by fire in the wee hours in Wescott (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:11 AM in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Home damaged by fire in coastal North Hampton (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Rapid City (South Dakota), pets killed, nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Greeneville (Tennessee), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Barn home destroyed by fire in Choctaw (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Litchfield (Connecticut):

2017-09-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 11 PM in Spokane (Washington), nobody there:

2017-09-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 11:15 PM in Wahpeton (North Dakota):

2017-09-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home just before 7 AM near coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 5 killed:

2017-09-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:30 AM in Augusta (Georgia):

2017-09-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Lincoln (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2017-09-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 5 AM in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-07 - Fish found dead in pond in El Dorado Regional Park in coastal Long Beach (California):

2017-09-07 - Woman and son, 48 and 15, found dead in apartment in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "There was no indication of fighting or struggling inside the flat and no suspicious wounds were found on the bodies..."

2017-09-07 - Two girls, 8 and 10, found dead in Tarbela Lake (Pakistan):

2017-09-07 - Two students die in the water at beach in coastal Goa (India):

2017-09-07 - Woman, 22, drops dead before 6:30 AM along beach access road in coastal East Hampton (New York):

Quote: "Police are trying to identify a woman in her 20s who was found dead on the side of the road in East Hampton Thursday morning. Suffolk police say the woman's body was found on the grassy shoulder of Alewife-Brook Road, north of Terry Road, at about 6:30 a.m. Her death doesn't appear to suspicious in nature, but police are trying to identify the woman."

Quote: "A body was found on the roadside near a beach access at the end of Alewife Brook Road in Northwest Woods in East Hampton on Thursday morning."

2017-09-07 - Man, 44, found dead at 5:36 AM in residential area near airport in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2017-09-07 - Man, 32, drops dead outside gas station in Marlborough (Connecticut):

2017-09-07 - Baby has 'medical issue' and dies in car just after 6 AM in car in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:

2017-09-07 - Man found dead in creek at Long Branch Stream Valley Park in Silver Spring (Maryland):

2017-09-07 - Man found dead in the Genesee River in Rochester (New York):

2017-09-07 - Man, 37, soldier, found dead in off-post home in Junction City (Kansas):

2017-09-07 - Man, 73, found dead in Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County (Iowa):

2017-09-07 - Man, 39, found dead in the Mississippi River near Alton (Illinois):

2017-09-07 - Man, 28, found dead in the Maumee River in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2017-09-07 - Man, 63, found dead in Pigeon Lake off Omemee Beach (Canada):

2017-09-07 - Man, 60, found dead in reserve in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2017-09-07 - Man found dead in Karijini National Park (Australia):

2017-09-07 - Boy, 11, has 'medical event' and dies at home in Hastings (New Zealand), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "An 11-year-old schoolboy has died after suffering what is believed to have been a medical event."

2017-09-07 - Woman, 33, drops dead at home in Jaipur (India):

2017-09-07 - Man found dead in bathroom on train in coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):

2017-09-07 - Girl, 9, suddenly dies at home in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-09-07 - Man drops dead before 1:55 AM in carpark in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-09-07 - Man, 79, found dead in the River Ribble near Holme Road in Penwortham (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Woman, 40, drops dead at home in Market Rasen (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Man in his 40s drops dead at home in Fishponds, Bristol (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Man, 54, drops dead at Middleton Park in Leeds (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Man drops dead before 5:10 AM at Swansea University in coastal Swansea (Britain), 920 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-07 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Gatwick Airport (Britain):

Quote: "A packed Jet2 holiday flight bound for East Midlands Airport has landed safely after declaring an onboard medical emergency. The flight, from Alicante to East Midlands, which was set to land at 1.25pm made an unscheduled landing at Gatwick."

2017-09-07 - Woman, 42, strokes out on cruise ship near the coast of Alaska:

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 42-year-old female from the 'Celebrity Infinity' near Fairweather Grounds, Alaska, on Sep 7, 2017. The Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a medevac request from the crew of the Celebrity Infinity reporting that the passenger was suffering from stroke symptoms."

2017-09-07 - Two US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft crash on the Nevada Test and Training Range (Nevada), both pilots eject:

2017-09-07 - Small plane crashes near Jacksonburg in Wetzel County (West Virginia), 2 killed:

2017-09-07 - Small plane crashes at 4:30 AM near airport in Saint Andrews, Manitoba (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-09-07 - Passenger bus slams into truck in Qinzhou (China), 3 killed, 24 injured:

2017-09-07 - Tanker truck overturns on Route 216 in Scraggsville (Maryland):

2017-09-07 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, home and 12 stores destroyed, in Delta State (Nigeria):

2017-09-07 - Tractor trailer's brakes fail, truck plows through cars in traffic, fire erupts, in Shestakovo (Russia), 5+ injured:

2017-09-07 - Tractor trailer blows tire, crashes through median, hits tractor trailer head-on, fire erupts, on I-81 near Winchester (Virginia), 2 killed:

Quote: "Authorities said a northbound tractor-trailer was about two miles north of exit 317 when it blew a tire. The tractor-trailer swerved left, clipped a Ford Mustang and then drove through the median. It hit a southbound tractor-trailer head on. Both drivers were killed."

2017-09-07 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 278 near Hokes Bluff (Alabama), 1 injured:

2017-09-07 - SUV hits school bus in Tallahassee (Florida), student has 'medical incident' at the scene:

Quote: "Petley says six students were on the bus at the time of the crash and one student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A student who was waiting to get on the bus when the crash happened was also treated for a 'medical incident'."

2017-09-07 - Car veers off road, goes airborne, crashes into Palmer Creek, near Brunswick (Missouri), 3 injured:

2017-09-07 - Car veers off road, hits two homes, fire erupts, in Dieppe (Canada):

2017-09-07 - Otter attacks and injures swimmer in lake at Bear Creek Village (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "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."

2017-09-07 - Sinkhole opens at school in Rheems (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-07 - Sinkhole opens near school in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

2017-09-07 - Sinkhole opens on street in Cross Lanes (West Virginia):

2017-09-07 - Sinkhole opens under minibus on street in St Helens (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Bus terminal roof collapses onto people and bus in Coimbatore (India), 5 killed, 15 injured:

2017-09-07 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole opens, in Brussels (Belgium):

2017-09-07 - Volcano Barbarbunga shaking and quaking in Iceland:

Quote: "A number of earthquakes were detected at Barbarbunga in Vatnajokull tonight, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The largest quake was 4.1 in magnitude, with another one following at 4.0. The quakes were a total of 21, with three of them over 3.0 in magnitude."

2017-09-07 - Magnitude 8.1+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Tres Picos (Mexico), small tsunami ensues, 61+ killed:

Quote: "A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico in the early hours of Friday morning, triggering a tsunami, intense shaking and damage throughout the country. The quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, had a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 and depth of 69.7 kilometers (43 miles), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It was a particularly shallow quake, according to Jana Pursely, a geophysicist at the USGS. It struck off the Pacific Coast 74 miles (120 kilometers) at 12:49 a.m. ET Friday southwest of Tres Picos, Mexico, which is 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City."

Quote: "The Mexican interior ministry has given the latest quake a higher magnitude, of 8.4."

Quote: "One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country's southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 61 people were reported dead. The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough to cause buildings to sway violently in the capital city more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away."

Quote: "The worst-hit city was Juchitan, on the narrow waist of Oaxaca known as the Isthmus, where 36 quake victims died. About half of Juchitan's city hall collapsed in a pile of rubble and streets were littered with the debris of ruined houses. A hospital also collapsed, Pena Nieto said after touring the city and meeting with residents."

2017-09-07 - Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Medford (Oklahoma):

Quote: "UPDATE: Friday morning, the USGS upgraded the rating to a 4.3"

2017-09-07 - Extreme weather is upon us:

2017-09-07 - Hurricane Irma causes heavy and widespread damage to numerous islands in the Caribbean, heads toward Florida:

Quote: "As of Thursday morning, the 180-mph Hurricane Irma continues to pose a grave threat to the southeastern United States. The best available modeling continues to suggest this will probably be a historically bad storm for much of the southern half of Florida."

2017-09-07 - Florida shutting down its 2 nuclear plants before arrival of Hurricane Irma:

2017-09-07 - Most Florida flood zone property not insured:

2017-09-07 - Carolinas, Georgia declare emergencies ahead of Irma:

2017-09-07 - Texas health officials monitoring mosquitoes after Harvey:

2017-09-07 - Denying Hurricane Harvey’s climate links only worsens future suffering – 'Three options remain for dealing with the crisis: mitigate, adapt, and suffer':

Note: Gonna be a whole lot of the latter, regardless of how much there is of the first two...

2017-09-07 - Waterspouts pop up all over Lake Erie in Ohio:

2017-09-07 - Eerie green glow spotted over Tonbridge in Kent (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Plastic fibers found in tap water around the world, study reveals:

2017-09-07 - SpaceX launches Pentagon's secretive X-37B unmanned space plane back into orbit:

2017-09-07 - Equifax reports data breach that could affect 143 million people:


  1. Mexico took quite a hit yesterday from an 8.1 earthquake AND Hurricane Katia.

    Fall like weather continues around here with cool nights (in the 50's) and pleasant days only reaching the low 70's. This will change in the next few weeks - we'll get some rain from the remnants of Irma, but then, just as summer ends it's forecast to get warm again. We'll see.

    Lotta sinkholes, lotta people dropping dead, lotta electrical infrastructure burnin' up, tons of accidents, wildfires all over the west, and planes having problems staying aloft or landing.
    Amazing how few people are in their homes when they erupt into flames on this day. Once again, we ask the question - how do you put out a fire in an AMMO DEPOT! I wouldn't get within MILES of that shit!

    Let's see what else is going on.

    Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ officials warn

    As of 5 a.m. Saturday, Irma had maximum sustained winds near 155 mph and higher gusts as it moved over Cuba’s Camaguey Archipelago as a Category 4 storm, the hurricane center said.

    Local, state and federal officials have offered ominous warnings as the storm zeroed in on Florida, making clear how much danger they felt the Sunshine State could face in coming days.

    Mark DeMaria, acting deputy director of the hurricane center, said Friday afternoon that the latest models showed the storm track shifting slightly to the west, putting southwest Florida in particular jeopardy for the most violent winds, while all of South Florida will have significant impacts. [more]

    Hurricane Irma now a category 5 storm, again

    [~ 4 min. news video]

    Katia becomes a tropical storm as it moves further into Mexico

    Katia has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves further into Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said early Saturday.

    'In the national interest': Trump extends Cuba embargo for one year

    [sure, now that they need help]

    Hurricane Irma crackles with lightning in satellite video

    [yep, comin' at-che loaded fer bear]

    Hurricane Jose strengthens to become an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm

    Hurricane Jose strengthened to an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm on Friday with maximum sustained winds of 155mph.

    With winds picking up speed quickly, forecasters fear the storm may be on the brink of reaching Category 5 strength.

    Jose is expected to pass near or east of the northeastern Leeward Islands on Saturday and is currently threatening several islands that were seriously damaged by Hurricane Irma. [more]

    [what if it follows Irma?]

    Geothermal heat forms giant holes in Iceland's largest glacier

    According to geologist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, the entire Bárðabunga landscape changed after the eruption, with increased geothermal heat that has melted away a hundred meters of thick, glacial ice, forming these calderas.

    In fact, this marks the first time in hundreds or even thousands of years that the ground beneath the glacier can be seen. [more]

    Saturday, 9 September 2017
    Venezuela to sell oil in currencies other than dollar

    [continued below]

  2. [here's one you have to DIG FOR to find any mention of]
    (Almost) unreported: Wildfire burning in former Nevada nuclear site [I heard about it on Nuclear Hotseat. RW]
    The Latest: Wildfire burning in former Nevada nuclear site

    An official says firefighters are battling a lightning-sparked wildfire in a remote part of the vast former national nuclear proving ground north of Las Vegas.

    It's being fought by security site fire crews, with help from a helicopter able to detect any aerial release of radiation.

    [like they're going to tell us that the wind driven radioactive particles that have been laying around for decades, STILL POTENT, now rising into the air, are life-threatening . ..]

    The blaze is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Burning Man.

    Ten homes have been destroyed and 500 more are threatened near the Northern California town of Oroville. [more]

    Thousands of cruise ship passengers dropped off in Miami ahead of Hurricane Irma

    “They should have canceled our cruise in the first place so we could have avoided this or dropped us off somewhere else,” Allen said. “Everything is chaos right now.” [more]

    141 earthquakes shake Idaho since Saturday

    The sheer devastating power of Hurricane Irma

    To get a sense of how things might be in Florida watch this. I was horrified and spellbound. If there was a symbol of Armageddon this was it. [more]

    Live footage as Hurricane Irma 

    destroys Maho Beach Cam in St 

    Maarten 9/6/2017

    [video camera doesn't last 1 min.; see links to aftermath vids]

    [ok - here we go]
    LIVE STREAM: Hurricane Irma Hits Florida - LIVE COVERAGE

    [LIVE coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. today]

    Texas Nuke Site FLOODED, IRMA Aims at FLA – But NRC Mute on Hurricane Dangers as Nuke Industry PR Hacks Brag

    [from Nuclear Hotseat - link provided]

    Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
    We don’t know who’s more Numnutz this week:  Washington State for fining the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a mere $16,000 for inaction on a matter at the Hanford Site – a $2.3 BILLION ANNUAL BUDGET CLEAN-UP – or actually thinking they’ll see a dime of it [more]

    Radio EcoShock on Hurrican Harvey

    Harvey in the Strange New Climate Emergency

    [1 hr radio program - well worth a listen; text provided too]

    [let's go off the deep end!]
    Biblical Prophecies Happening in America Today 2017

    [more below]

  3. [Jonny, what do you make of this? It's REALLY odd, and it keeps happening!]
    Water mysteriously retreats again in South Brazil - "Vanished" - Boats sitting in mud.

    According to a witness out of Pontal of Paraná / PR , Southern Brazil , water has once again mysteriously vanished from two coastal areas, (one confirmed video) leaving many fishing boats sitting in the mud. It is said to have happened twice that day, September 4th, 2017.

    The second occurrence happening 230 miles to the north near São Sebastião / SP Brazil. [more; see ~ 4.5 min. video]

    Hurricane Irma update - am - 09/08/2017
    From Paul Beckwith

    Track Superstorm Irma in Real-Time: Tutorial

    [15 min. video; followed by 4 more by others]

    Irma’s Projected Path Shifts West; Storm Expected to Restrengthen to Category 5

    [in the comments section, lots of surprising topics covered]

    Powerful Irma Threatens to Put South Florida Underwater, Spill Lake Okeechobee

    Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma

    [I guess he sent all his Cuban & Mexican help home]

    Now we have a moral duty to talk about climate change

    [OH, so NOW we have a MORAL OBLIGATION while what McPherson has been doing for YEARS is ignored!]

    This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas -- Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India -- submerged in catastrophic floods.

    Record-breaking rainfall: Harvey's 50-plus inches of torrential deluge set a new national tropical cyclone rain record for the continental United States.

    They used to make Hollywood disaster movies about this sort of thing. Now it's just the news. [more]

    Six Republican lawmakers vote against Hurricane Harvey aid – Texas governor estimates damage at $180 billion, possibly the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history

    [yeah, but if it was in THEIR states . . ..]

    Hurricane Harvey and the storms to come – In the leadup to the historic flood, Texas Republicans abetted Trump’s climate-change delusions

    Triple Trouble: Cat 5 Irma, Cat 3 Jose, Cat 1 Katia – Atlantic hurricane season has now produced more than a year’s worth of major hurricanes before the season is even half over

  4. News Links, September 9, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy is Optimized for Financialization

    The incredible falling dollar: Greenback hits new 2017 low

    GE shares are trading below where they were the day of Lehman's bankruptcy

    Expats Don't Want To Live In The US & UK Anymore

    Climate change could make flights longer and bumpier

    Etihad Airways flight forced to return to Perth after severe turbulence

    Airlines call for CO2 targets, climate fund
    [oh right - while they spew that and chem-trails all over . .]

    The North Sea Oil Recovery Is Dead In The Water

    WTI [(price for) West Texas Intermediate oil] Probably Stuck in High $40 to Low $50 Range Through December 201

    Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs As Recovery Stalls
    [pfff - "recovery"]

    Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage [because we have to find people stupid enough to buy it!]

    Pacific corals in 'worrying' state — researchers

    Monarch butterflies disappearing from western U.S., researchers say
    Migratory monarch butterflies in the west could disappear in the next few decades if steps aren't taken to recover the population, according to researchers. [we're all on our way out]

    Hurricane Irma's Chemical Fallout Could Be Worse than Harvey's

    Abandoned North Sea Wells May be Emitting 'Significant' Amounts of Methane, Study Warns

    Worst US Consumer Data Hack Ever? Equifax Confesses
    Your data was likely stolen. Here's what you can do to protect yourself even after the hack, and Equifax doesn't want you to do it.

    Three Equifax executives sold $2 million worth of shares days after cyberattack

    Federal auditors say US nuclear dump running out of room

    Another Thing Disappearing From Rural America: Maternal Care

    Infrastructure: Why the United States Is Falling Apart

    Universal basic income may be adopted in Scotland providing a weekly cash payment for life

    UK economy's lethargy shows little sign of lifting

    Can't afford the dentist? You're not alone
    Nobody loves a trip to the dentist, but for many middle-aged Americans even basic dental care is now financially out of reach, a new poll finds.

    Welcome To The Third World, Part 25: Losing Faith In College

    Americans Split on Whether 4-Year College Degree Is Worth the Cost
    Let's be honest. It's just an expensive driver's license. The system wants to see who was able to find the money and put up with the rigmarole to get a degree. Not to mention that it's a great way to indoctrinate young minds. It's a shame, because college could be so much more. -- RF

    Navy Ships Suffered From Shoddy Maintenance, Overworked Sailors

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown: Bon-Ton Department Stores Hires Bankruptcy Advisor
    Vitamin World plans to file for bankruptcy, Perfumania Holdings just filed. And Toys R Us… All in just two weeks.

    Target slashes prices on thousands of items, shares falter

    Kroger results hit by grocery price war, shares slide

    Hurricanes upending American energy markets

    "Greatest Evacuation In History" - 650,000 Ordered To Leave Florida

    Equifax tweets out 'Happy Friday' one day after the massive data breach is revealed

    Jamie Dimon ventures beyond Wall Street to have a say in Washington
    JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is starting to look like Corporate America's shadow president.

    Hartford faces insolvency within 60 days

  5. That water mysteriously receding, repetitively, in the same area - you got me! If it were doing that in areas all around the planet, I'd say the Earth shifted on its axis, or there's a gravitational force in the area causing tidal effects as the Earth rotates. But when it's an isolated area like that - dunno, it's very unusual and baffling.

  6. Deserted Florida: Miami transforms into ghost town ahead of Hurricane Irma as seven million citizens are ordered to evacuate

    ‘Never seen anything like it’: Governor issues new warning as Florida sees first signs of Hurricane Irma’s winds and rain

    [~ 1.25 min. news report; right behind it, a short one from Cuba]

    Officials are also concerned that wind gusts will send water over the Herbert Hoover Dike that holds back Lake Okeechobee, which covers more than 700 square miles. Evacuations have been ordered for cities and towns on the south side of the lake in Hendry, Palm Beach and Glades Counties. [more]

    Potent mix of record heat and dryness fuels wildfires across the U.S. West and British Columbia – “These unprecedented extreme events are exactly the types of events that are more likely due to the global warming that’s already occurred”

    Author Gwynne Dyer predicts climate change will bring grim future to the Arctic – “The North will be the victims of what is happening elsewhere”

    [with no consequences? oh, come on Gwynne - too short sighted]

    Those three percent of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

    [duh . . . took you THIS LONG to figure that out?]

    Not so, according to a review published in the journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology. The researchers tried to replicate the results of those 3% of papers—a common way to test scientific studies—and found biased, faulty results.
    Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University, worked with a team of researchers to look at the 38 papers published in peer-reviewed journals in the last decade that denied anthropogenic global warming. [more]

    South Asia floods: Estimated 40 million across India, Bangladesh, Nepal affected

    Hasten efforts to achieve sustainable global goals, urges deputy UN chief – “Our assessment clearly shows that the pace of progress is insufficient”

    [uhm, fellas . . ah. . we're all dead . . real soon]

    Hurricane Irma's projected path shifts, showing greater threat to west coast of Florida

    [Irma: HAH! Fooled ya!]

    Hurricane Irma is likely to strike the Florida Keys and grind directly up the west coast of Florida, according to the latest forecast from NBC

    The new predicted course is bad news for Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa

    The National Hurricane Center reported late Friday night that Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba as a category 5 storm

    [So now you have 7 million people from Miami, already clogging the roads to get out, and it's the WEST coast towns that really need to evacuate! Clusterfuck!]

    [continued below]

  7. A year before Harvey, Houston-area flood control chief saw no "looming issues"

    [neither did anyone else!]

    As the Houston region begins its recovery from the worst rainfall to ever befall a major metropolitan area in modern U.S. history, many flooded-out residents are asking whether local officials could have done anything to mitigate the damage wreaked by Hurricane Harvey. 

    The short answer from scientists and experts: Yes.

    While Houston — nicknamed the "Bayou City" — is naturally flood prone, hydrologists, environmental engineers, and federal officials told The Texas Tribune and ProPublica last year that unchecked development over the decades has heightened flooding risks. They also say the Houston region must start planning for more intense and frequent rainfall events and move away from looking at the past to predict what might happen in the future. [more]

    ABC and NBC aren’t telling viewers what’s really going on with 2017’s mega-hurricanes

    [well, ignorance is supposed to be bliss, in-it?]

    will the major broadcast networks report on the role of climate change in Irma’s record-breaking wind speeds? If the coverage of Hurricane Harvey is any indication, the answer is “probably not.” But by ignoring climate science, they are missing an opportunity to tell the whole story, leaving their viewers uninformed and making climate action more difficult. [more]

    Hurricane Irma ravages the Virgin Islands (video)

    The terrifying sound of Hurricane Irma

    Two synchronous fire tornadoes photographed during Elko Fire in Nevada

    [now THEY'RE becoming like waterspouts - multiples!]

    Global Reflation Is A Category 6 Hoax

    Propagated on dedicated denialists who specialize in knowing everything by knowing nothing [more]

    [more below]

  8. Two weeks of Nature on steroids; hundreds dead; nearly 50 million evacuated; 4 Hurricanes; monster quake; floods; wildfires and a massive x-class flare

    [and we're just gettin' started]

    Hurricane's Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia and the biggest Mexican quake in 100 years promise to bring an unprecedented two weeks of disaster to the Gulf

    [be sure to see 4 min. video of St Maarten destruction - trees?]

    Hurricane Irma Is Being Called ‘A Lawnmower From The Sky’ And FEMA Warns It Will ‘Devastate’ The Southeast

    [I guess ol' Mikey here thinks he can help Trump (the climate denier in chief) somehow . . . I think he's naïve; check out HIS comment section (laughable)]

    Laughing on the Way to Armageddon
    Paul Craig Roberts

    The latest spin on "Russia stole the election" is that Russia used Facebook to influence the election. The NPR women yesterday were breathless about it.

    Why is it OK for Israel to influence US elections but not for Russia to do so?

    Why do you think the armament industry, the energy industry, agribusiness, Wall Street and the banks, pharmaceutical companies, etc., etc., supply the huge sum of money to finance election campaigns if their intent is not to influence the election? Why do editorial boards write editorials endorsing one candidate and damning another if they are not influencing the election? [more]

    Huge, unidentified fireball filmed over Krasnodar, Russia

    Paradise islands devastated by Hurricane Irma (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

    [pretty much everyone is homeless - and here comes Jose!]

    Dead whale shark found in Tanza Bay, Philippines

    Hunter attacked by bear in Sweden

    [I don't see coverage of the hunter attacking the bear, though!]

    Apocalyptic scenes from Mexico's earthquake; 3 days of mourning declared

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said the quake was "the largest registered in our country in at least the past 100 years." He said in a televised address Friday night that at least 45 people were killed in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas, and four in Tabasco.

    But the actual death toll could be over 80, AFP reports, citing local state officials. Over 200 people were injured across Mexico, officials say. [more]

    New Zealand blasted by 2200 lightning strikes in 24 hours

    [SOTT has another post about big snow here in NZ, if anyone cares]

    NASA: The sun emits its sixth solar flare in just five days

    [We're takin' hits from all over, Captain - I don't know how much more she can take!]

  9. This year's been crazy:

    * Biggest wildfire in Kansas history, before fire season began

    * Biggest wildfire in BC history in British Columbia, Canada

    * Biggest wildfire in LA history in Los Angeles

    * One of the worst wildfire seasons in US history despite predictions of 'tame season'

    * Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas

    * Hurricane Irma is bearing down

    * Recent massive X-class solar flares

    * Many heat records shattered

    * Horrible flooding in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

    * Permafrost melt in Canada, Greenland, Siberia

    * Unusual and long-lasting Greenland wildfire

    * Huge iceberg cracked off Antarctica

    * Algae or bacteria growing on the ice in Antarctica and Greenland

    * Anthrax outbreaks from thawing infected corpses

    * One of the biggest earthquakes in Mexico's history

    * Bizarre 'water receding' events

    And much more - many deadly lightning strikes, terrible floods all over, volcanic eruptions, yada yada. If anyone ever wondered what the end of the world looks like - well, look around. It looks like the world of today.

  10. Hurricane Harvey, we yawn in your direction

    there’s no one to love on a dead planet, no equal rights to win on a dead planet, no wars to fight on a dead planet, no doctors to see on a dead planet, nothing to learn on a dead planet, no genders to opt in or out of on a dead planet, no bodies or babies to save on a dead planet, no government to work with or against on a dead planet, no people to admit or deny on a dead planet, and basically nothing but death on a dead planet.

    Time for some priorities, here. [more]