Saturday, September 9, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-08

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

2017-09-08 - Salton Sea spews hydrogen sulfide again in the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory issued:

Quote: "This advisory is in effect today, Friday, September 8, 2017, and will expire at midnight on Monday evening."

2017-09-08 - Rotten egg odor hits area, man becomes confused, on Gatwick Garth in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Gatwick Garth, Hull. Fri 8 Sep 2017 20:33 (No:19756) Report of smell of gas in area. Area searched no smell of gas. Ambulance requested for confused male. Inspection only by Fire and Rescue Service."

2017-09-08 - Rotten egg odor evacuates school in Albany (New York):

2017-09-08 - Mysterious explosion occurs in Belmont Hill Park in Garfield (New Jersey):

2017-09-08 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in and around Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):

Quote: "Stoke-on-Trent residents who heard a 'loud bang' this morning have been left puzzled as to what the noise was. Dozens of people contacted The Sentinel after hearing what they described as an 'explosion' just before 8am this morning. People took to social media to ask the question after the bang was heard in Burslem, Tunstall, Sneyd Green, Middleport, Etruria, Ball Green, Chell and some parts of Hanley. Residents reported their houses being shaken after the bang, which was also heard in Smallthorne, Norton and Mill Hill."

2017-09-08 - Coal mine rocked by explosion near Quetta (Pakistan), 4 killed:

2017-09-08 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap car burns, in Beatrice (Nebraska):

2017-09-08 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 3:15 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-08 - Wildfires have burned 8,036,858 acres so far this year in the US, an area larger than Maryland:

2017-09-08 - Wildfire from the Pacific Northwest reaches St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Smoke from huge wildfires in the Northwest made its way to the St. Louis area Friday, leaving a noticeable haze and smell in the air."

Note: Smoke from the West Coast reaching all the way to the central Midwest, that's pretty nuts...

2017-09-08 - Fishing trawler 'Urabain' continues burning in coastal Puerto Madryn (Brazil):

2017-09-08 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame on roads in Odisha (India):

Quote: "Two running cars mysteriously caught fire in two separate incidents in Odisha on Friday. A car on its way to Cuttack from Bhubaneswar caught fire on the Phulnakhara flyover. Luckily, the three occupants in the car were rescued to safety. Policemen from Cuttack Sadar police station, Phulnakhara Traffic police station and Fire Brigade personnel doused the fire. Similarly, another running car caught fire at Udyanbandh under Komana police limits in Nuapada district."

2017-09-08 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on Streamwood Court in Gurnee (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-09-08 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire just after 4 AM in coastal Mobile (Alabama), nobody there:

Quote: "Neighbors tell News 5 they heard an explosion right before a home went up in flames Friday morning. The fire broke out just after 4:00 a.m. at a home on Greenlawn Drive off Navco Road."

Note: These are the 260th and 261st residential explosions in 2017...

2017-09-08 - Two synchronous fire tornadoes photographed during Elko Fire in Nevada:

2017-09-08 - Ferry ship 'Almariya' bursts into flame at 12:30 AM near coastal Nador (Morocco):

2017-09-08 - Tour boat bursts into flame near coastal Governors Island (New York):

2017-09-08 - Boat explodes and burns and ignites man in Valencia Park area in coastal San Diego (California), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 826th, 827th and 828th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-894 near Greenfield (Wisconsin):

2017-09-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 near Cabin Creek (West Virginia):

2017-09-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Wyandotte County (Kansas):

Quote: "A vehicle fire was reported about 9:14 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at eastbound I-70 at I-635, according to KC Scout. A KDOT spokesman stated that traffic is congested on I-70 eastbound because of a semi fire on the bridge over I-635 northbound."

2017-09-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway near Crawford (Nebraska):

2017-09-08 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on road near Eddyville (Nebraska):

2017-09-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M5 near Blackbrook (Britain):

Note: These are the 1631st, 1632nd, 1633rd, 1634th, 1635th and 1636th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-08 - RV bursts into flame on I-85 in Macon County (Alabama):

2017-09-08 - RV bursts into flame in coastal View Royal (Canada):

Note: These are the 433rd and 434th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-08 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the M5 near Blackbrook (Britain):

2017-09-08 - SUV bursts into flame on the Truman Parkway in Milton (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2017-09-08 - SUV bursts into flame on Strathmore Road in Hinckley, and car bursts into flame on Berners Street in Spinney Hills (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 65 near Sedalia (Missouri):

2017-09-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-405 in coastal Bellevue (Washington):

2017-09-08 - Car bursts into flame on Whitney Avenue in Hamden (Connecticut):

2017-09-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2017-09-08 - Three cars go up in flames inside garage at Clay Flats in Workington (Britain):

Quote: "ONGOING - Large garage fire in Workington (Allerdale) 8 Sep 2017 At 08:41 firefighters were called to a large fire in a garage on Clay Flats, Workington. On arrival crews found a fire involving three cars and gas canisters well alight in a garage. Crews are currently fighting the fire using a ground monitor, a main jet and a hose reel jet. Two fire engines from Workington, two from Whitehaven, one from Penrith and one from Maryport are at the incident."

2018-09-08 - Car bursts into flame on City Walls Road in Worcester (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Car bursts into flame on Copelea in Market Drayton (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 Gloucester Road in Patchway (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame at school in Madison (New Jersey):

2017-09-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on US 45 in Champaign County (Illinois):

2017-09-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 4:05 AM on Wiltshire Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wiltshire Road, Hull. Fri 8 Sep 2017 04:05 (No:19705) Vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel, one BA for comfort."

2017-09-08 - Two barns and several silos destroyed by huge fire in Jeffersontown (Kentucky):

2017-09-08 - Three barns destroyed by massive fire in Ottawa (Canada), 80 cattle killed:

2017-09-08 - Wildfire grows to 23,427 acres near Lincoln (Montana):

2017-09-08 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Charlestown (Massachusetts):

2017-09-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 3:30 AM in coastal Queens (New York), 7 injured:

2017-09-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2016-09-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire near Elsmere (Delaware), 3 injured, dog killed:

2017-09-08 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Jackson (Missouri):

2017-09-08 - Home destroyed by fire before 6:35 AM in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-09-08 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Skiatook (Oklahoma):

2017-09-08 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2017-09-08 - Luxury apartments under construction destroyed by massive fire in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Fire crews have spent the night fighting a huge blaze at a multi-storey apartment building in southwest Sydney, which has now been contained. Crews were called to the under-construction luxury apartment block on Shepherd Street at Liverpool just before 8.30pm on Thursday to find the upper levels well alight."

2017-09-08 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM on Chisolm Hill Road in coastal Seabrook (South Carolina), 3 killed:

2017-09-08 - Deadly fire burns home on Bower Road in Carroll Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-09-08 - Deadly fire burns home in Albuquerque (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2017-09-08 - Vacant church burns in Spokane (Washington):

2017-09-08 - Vacant bingo hall burns in Armley (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Flesh-eating fungus wiping out fire salamanders in Germany:

2017-09-08 - Woman has 'medical issue' and slumps over dead while driving, car veers off road, in Auburn (Washington), near the coast:

Quote: "A female driver suffered a medical issue and died while driving northbound on SR 167 Friday evening."

2017-09-08 - Man, 76, dies while snorkeling at beach in coastal Kaumakani (Hawaii):

2017-09-08 - Man, 50, found dead with submerged car in pond at golf course in Moon Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-08 - Man, 54, teacher, has 'medical condition' and drops dead at high school in St. Cloud (Minnesota):

2017-09-08 - Man found dead near rec center in Nacogdoches (Texas):

2017-09-08 - Person found dead near restaurant in Hemet (California):

2017-09-08 - Man, 49, goes missing while diving, next seen dead in the water near coastal Cape Reinga (New Zealand):

2017-09-08 - Man, 30 to 35, found dead in swimming pool at resort in Hoedspruit (South Africa):

2017-09-08 - Man, 29, falls into bio-gas pond and dies in Nakhon Pathom (Thailand):

2017-09-08 - Woman, 31, falls into canal and dies in Anambra State (Nigeria):

2017-09-08 - Middle-aged man drops dead at 5 AM in home in Zengeza (Zimbabwe):

2018-09-08 - Man found dead on Roslin Grove in Lozells, Birmingham (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Woman, 55, found dead in home on Sandway in Ketley, Telford (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Woman found dead in the water near coastal Torquay (Britain):

2017-09-08 - Person has 'medical emergency' on passenger train in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-09-08 - Woman has 'medical emergency', transit bus crashes down embankment, in Hapeville (Georgia), 21 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver suffered some sort of medical emergency while driving and veered off the roadway. She was taken to the hospital where her condition is unknown."

2017-09-08 - Woman, 67, has 'medical issue', SUV crashes all over the place in Tiffin (Ohio):

Quote: "Sgt. Robert Bour of Tiffin Police Department said Patricia Wurm, 67, was driving a 2012 Chevy Suburban in the parking lot near Asian Grill, 870 W. Market St. Wurm had a medical issue which caused her to lose consciousness and lose control of her vehicle, he said. Bour said the Suburban hit a flower bed in front of Asian Grill and the vehicle shot diagonally through the parking lot. It then struck a curb near Circle K, 806 W. Market St., and sideswiped a telephone pole, he said. The vehicle then crossed five lanes of traffic on West Market Street and was headed toward a stopped vehicle on Brace Avenue, Bour said. Then the damaged left front wheel fell off, causing the vehicle to shoot back north instead of hitting the stopped vehicle. The Suburban came to rest in a private drive between Frisch’s Big Boy, 800 W. Market St., and Circle K, Bour said."

2017-09-08 - Woman, 25, has 'medical issue', car crashes into shopping center, in Bear (Delaware):

Quote: "The driver experienced an unknown medical issue and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle pulled forward and accelerated over a sidewalk and struck the front door of the business with its front bumper. No one inside the building was injured."

2017-09-08 - Man, 54, has 'medical event', car crashes around, in coastal Aberdeen (Washington):

2017-09-08 - Man, 22, has 'medical event', car hits pharmacy and woman in Rochester (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "Upon arrival, the driver of the vehicle, Ryan Vansylvong, 22 of Dover, was found to be semi-alert. Witnesses told police he was having a medical event after the collision."

2017-09-08 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, plane returns to coastal Perth (Australia):

2017-09-08 - Classified military aircraft crashes near Area 51 (Nevada), 1 killed:

Quote: "'Information about the type of aircraft involved is classified and not releasable,' Maj. Christina Sukach, chief of public affairs for the 99 Air Base Wing at Nellis, said in an email."

Quote: "Obviously Area 51 and Tonopah Test Range Airport are both in the vicinity of where the crash supposedly occurred. Both installations are legendary for their classified aircraft programs. The delay in the disclosure of the crash could have been due to the sensitive nature of what was being flown and from where."

2017-09-08 - Small plane crashes at coastal Point Reyes National Seashore (California), 1 killed:

2017-09-08 - Small plane crashes near airport in coastal Port Macquarie (Australia), 2 injured:

2017-09-08 - Medical helicopter crashes near Belvidere (North Carolina), 4 killed:

2017-09-08 - Helicopter crashes near the Flying W Airport in Medford (New Jersey), 2 killed:

2017-09-08 - Tanker truck overturns into ditch in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-09-08 - Three tractor trailers crash at 11:30 PM, one bursts into flame, on Highway 401 east of Cornwall (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-09-08 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-55 in Carroll County (Mississippi):

2017-09-08 - Garbage truck veers off road, crashes through yards, bursts into flame, in Geddes (New York), 1 injured:

2017-09-08 - Pickup truck veers off road, slams into pole, in Fort Dodge (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "Ruggles said it’s possible that Fisher suffered from a medical episode, which caused the crash."

2017-09-08 - Car and garbage truck crash in Coombe Abbey (Britain), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2017-09-08 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, hits bannister, overturns, bursts into flame, in coastal Sydney (Australia), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-08 - Naked man goes nuts at 5:20 AM, barricades himself, eventually captured, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The man was naked, yelling, cursing, and masturbating in the garage according to the report. When police officers arrived the man threw a knife, bottles and other items at them. The man has since locked himself inside the home and is refusing to follow the officers' commands. SWAT  and negotiators have been called to the scene."

2017-09-08 - Naked man runs down Highway 53 at 6:40 AM in Altoona (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Altoona police say a man was running naked on Highway 53 Friday morning. It happened around 6:40 on 53 North near the Clairemont on-ramp. Several people driving by saw the man and called police. Police say the man would not cooperate so they had to use a taser on him. He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation."

2017-09-08 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures two workers in Palm Springs (California):

2017-09-08 - Sinkhole opens on street in Lexington Park (Maryland):

2017-09-08 - Tank leaks 200,000 liters of diesel into harbor in coastal Aabenraa (Denmark):

2017-09-08 - Three water mains break, sinkhole forms, in Woodland Hills (California):

2017-09-08 - Sewer line collapses, huge sinkhole forms, in Pacific (Missouri):

2017-09-08 - Has the UN climate assessment process become obsolete?

2017-09-08 - Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape:

2017-09-08 - Unprecedented drought crippling Montana and North Dakota:

2017-09-08 - Geothermal heat forms giant holes in Iceland's largest glacier:

2017-09-08 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Bonin Islands (Japan):

2017-09-08 - Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near San Francisco del Mar (Mexico):

2017-09-08 - Hurricane Irma hits Cuba, approaches Florida, people flee, and Category 4 Hurricane Jose heads toward the Caribbean:

Quote: "Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other."

Quote: "Hurricane Irma regained Category 5 status late Friday night as the storm made landfall on the northern coast of Cuba."

Quote: "Many of Irma's victims fled their islands on ferries and fishing boats for fear of Hurricane Jose, a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds that could punish some places all over again this weekend. 'I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to know that further damage is imminent,' said Inspector Frankie Thomas of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda."

Quote: "Irma is the first Category 5 hurricane since 1932 whose eye made landfall in Cuba, meteorologist José Rubiera said on Cuba television Saturday. Dictator Gerardo Machado was in power and Americans had just elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pull the nation out of the Great Depression."

2017-09-08 - Last flight before Hurricane Irma arrives in Florida departs Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Just after 9:30 p.m., Miami International Airport announced that the last flight from their airport had taken off. That marked the end of one of the most unprecedented rushes to leave South Florida by plane. Airports in our area have been inundated with travelers and people hopeful of getting a flight. Earlier, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International also closed ahead of MIA, just after 9 p.m.. Palm Beach International showed most of their flights had been cancelled on Friday. On Saturday, all major airports in the tri-county area will be closed."

2017-09-08 - Image of the day - Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Andrew size comparison:

2017-09-08 - Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before:

2017-09-08 - Harvey in the strange new climate emergency:

2017-09-08 - Hurricane Katia makes landfill as Category 1 storm on Mexico's Gulf Coast:

Quote: "Forecasters say Hurricane Katia is making landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast as a Category 1 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia's maximum sustained winds have dropped to 75 mph (120 kph) as it hits land north of Tecolutla, in Veracruz state."

2017-09-08 - Cat 5 Irma, Cat 3 Jose, Cat 1 Katia – Atlantic hurricane season has produced more than a year’s worth of major hurricanes before the season is half over:

2017-09-08 - Eerie sky sounds 'coming from every direction' recorded in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2017-09-08 - Strange sounds heard in the sky in Illinois:

2017-09-08 - Thousands hit by malaria and dengue as South Asia’s worst floods in a decade recede:

2017-09-08 - Mutant two-headed pig with two noses and three eyes born in Shaanxi (China):

2017-09-08 - Trump-GOP relationship reaches new low:


  1. Live video feed of Miami as Irma rolls into Florida:

  2. Another Irma link, more newsy than the live Miami feed:

  3. The news people spent the entire DAY yesterday talking about Irma.
    i'm gonna wait and see what happens rather than sit there glued to the tv watching hurricane porn. It's gonna be destructive, no question. Crop damage, job losses, flooding, wind damage, structural problems, loss of power, and supply shortages are just SOME of the problems people will be facing on Monday.

    Video shows Hurricane Irma devastation on Caribbean Islands

    Video shows Hurricane Irma devastation on Caribbean Islands
    Newsweek Sat, Sep 9 5:14 AM PDT


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    [another article claims the death toll has reached 90]

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    The 48-year-old, who is a 23-year veteran officer, died after completing qualifications for the office's tactical team. Diebold was pronounced dead at a local hospital. [more]

    Pruitt slams scientists for talking about ‘cause and effect’ of Harvey, Irma

    For Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the right time to talk about the link between climate change and hurricanes is… never.

    Last week, climate scientists explained how global warming, while not the “cause” of superstorm Harvey, had worsened every aspect of it. This week, scientists have been explaining how climate change helped juice Irma into one of the strongest super-hurricanes on record, with the most sustained high-intensity winds the world has ever seen. [more; no - it's God, or voodoo]

    [because we have to keep doing what we're doing]

    Hurricane Irma regains Category 4 strength with 130 mph winds as it targets St. Petersburg

    [~ 3 min. video news]

    Swiss glacier collapses, after hundreds evacuated

    Part of the Swiss alpine glacier Trift in the country's south collapsed Sunday, but caused no damage or casualties and residents evacuated from the area can return home, police in Valais canton said. [more]

    As Irma nears Florida, concern for animals a major issue

    'End times are near': Rare two-headed rattlesnake found in the US

    [continued below]

  4. Miami Mayor To Donald Trump: It’s Time To Talk About Climate Change

    Miami’s Republican mayor says this year’s record-breaking hurricanes are likely a result of climate change, and is calling on President Donald Trump ― who once dismissed global warming as a hoax created “by and for the Chinese” ― to acknowledge the connection. “If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is,” Mayor Tomás Regalado told reporters Friday after declaring a State of Local Emergency in his city. [more]

    [this is really stupid, but I just had to post it]
    For the second year in a row, as a large hurricane threatens the United States a strange face appears in satellite imagery of Irma

    Water recedes for as far as the eyes can see after Hurricane Irma leaves Long Island, Bahamas

    [more here]
    Where Did the Ocean Go ? Sea Missing in Bahamas after Hurricane Irma
    Hurricane Irma is literally sucking the water away from shorelines

    Giant earth cracks split in half Jáltipan, Mexico after M8.1 earthquake and tropical storm Katia hit Veracruz

    The Return To Zion

    The fundamental human lie is this one:

    "And on the sixth day, God created man in his own image"

    This is the foundation from which every other lie since human inception derives. If someone didn't come up with this fantasy right away, someone else would have. Add in a few hundred pages on how to properly prepare an unblemished goat for sacrifice and you've got an all time bestseller. Human arrogance is only matched in magnitude by human ignorance. At the particle level there's more complexity in a blade of grass than the human mind can comprehend, but the invisible God created us in his own image. Where to begin... [more]

    Surfer bitten by great white shark at Iluka beach, Western Australia

    A surfer has been described as "the luckiest man on earth" after a shark snapped his board in half before biting his hip on the NSW north coast this morning [more]

    5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Mexican coast

    NEW - *Major Update*: NHC forecasts DEEPER storm surge and farther inland - Miami

    [I posted the 3rd video -ya gotta listen to this one!]

    [more below]

  5. Sunday, 10 September 2017
    Hurricane Jose bound for New England?

    Early Models Suggest Hurricane Jose Will Be A Direct Hit On New 

    [if it shifts slightly westward, like Irma, it hits ME!]

    Hurricane Irma will likely cover South Florida with a film of poop

    South Florida’s sewer infrastructure is particularly vulnerable. Like many urban areas across the US, its wastewater lines are rickety. On top of that, many locals store their sewage in underground septic tanks, whose contents are prone to escape during storms. [more]

    What is going to happen to all these people?

    [look at that aerial shot! Looks like the morning commute in China]

    Rebuiding [sic] Houston?

    Are they really going to rebuild America’s 4th largest city, built on a swamp that leads out to the sea, subject to hurricanes and huge storm surges.

    I personally don’t think it ever will.
    After Harvey, a Return Home in High Water

    America will never recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
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    A number of people have argued over the past few days that Hurricane Harvey will NOT boost the US housing market. As if any such argument would or should be required. Hurricane Irma will not provide any such boost either. News about the ‘resurrection’ of New Orleans post-Katrina has pretty much dried up, but we know scores of people there never returned, in most cases because they couldn’t afford to.
    And Katrina took place 12 years ago, well before the financial crisis. How do you think this will play out today? Houston is a rich city, but that doesn’t mean it’s full of rich people only. Most homeowners in the city and its surroundings have no flood insurance; they can’t afford it. But they still lost everything. So how will they rebuild?

    We can go on listing all the reasons why, but fact is America is in no position to rebuild. Which is a direct consequence of the fact that the entire nation has been built on credit for decades now. Which in turn makes it extremely vulnerable and fragile. Please do understand that mechanism. Every single inch of the country is in debt. 

    America has been able to build on debt, but it can’t rebuild on it too, precisely because of that. [more]

    Paul Beckwith: Irma giving rise to tornados

    [yeah, without that paycheck, he's in the same boat as McPherson]

    Tornadoes Galore in Florida, spinning off Superstorm Irma
    [15 min. video]

    Why America must collapse

    "Am I the only observer wondering if Irma may be a fatal blow to the banking system? The mind reels at the insurance implications of what’s about to happen. Urgent obligations triggered by an event of this scale can’t possibly be serviced. Look for it to snap the chain of counterparty leverage that has been propping up the banks, insurers, and pension funds on mere promises for years on end. Finance, both private and public, has been feeding off unreality since well before the tremor of 2008. The destruction of Florida (and whatever else stands in the way up the line) will be as real as it gets.... [more]

  6. Whoa, the storm surge possibilities sound horrifying. So this is the first time that two Cat 4+ storms have hit the US in the same hurricane season. Gonna be a rough year for the insurance industry. Might be the best year they ever have from here on out though.

  7. Watch the destruction of an entire state (2nd largest ag area in U.S.) LIVE, as it happens! Geez - this is going to be a disaster beyond words. We'll be describing the aftermath, collateral damage and social upheaval for months (or until the NEXT big problem hits, whichever occurs sooner). It's not like the fires have gone away, or Houston was rebuilt in a week, this one is going to underline how dire our predicament is (and getting worse). We'll see food shortages, fuel price hikes (just when nobody can afford them), political and social upheaval as the "rescue funds" dry up, the "debt ceiling" hits, insurance companies fold, banks fail, the stock market crashes and worldwide problems explode out of control because politicians will HAVE to explain why it got this way and no one will tolerate their bullshit any longer. Rioting, looting, murder - all the everyday fare of our wonderful way of life - will become unmanageable, police forces will fail at restoring order (and may "switch sides" and SUPPORT the destruction), the military will be called in - and some will refuse. It will be a war against the corrupt government, the marrow-sucking banks, and all the toady politicians whose palms are regularly "greased." The funny part - the rich will have no place to hide because EVERYONE knows where they live (just look at their homes, estates or tony addresses)! Bankers heads on pikes, marauding, angry people, armed with everything from acid to machine guns. Fires & explosions everywhere . . .

    Well, that's one scenario (Mad Max, or Terminator, neither is fun). The collapse will be abrupt, money will lose its value, there won't BE any food to buy. Of course the municipal infrastructure will be destroyed along the way, so no water in the taps. Since electricity also ceases to exist, we're back to what food we do have running out. It'll be a race between starvation and thirst or nuclear meltdown - but they'll both happen. Yeah, it just keeps getting worse. Those that survive will have to live in a pathogenic environment as sewer systems collapse and virulent diseases (some man-made in bio-weapon labs) waft through the air spreading everywhere. No medical care (or dental OR MENTAL)! People could resort to cannibalism, but that won't last long, since anyone left will be infected with something or dying of radiation poisoning.

    Poof, extinction inside of a year or two.

    Hookworm on the rise in America's poor 'Black Belt' due to non-existent sewage infrastructure

    High levels of benzene detected near Houston refineries damaged by Hurricane Harvey

    Power outages hit Florida as it braces for Hurricane Irma

    According to Florida Governor Rick Scott, at least 76,000 people have been left without power due to the storm as of Saturday evening. It is expected the number will grow as the hurricane hits the state. [more]

    More than 50 animals found tethered to trees in Palm Beach County as Irma inches closer

    [good ol' humans and their "values"]

    US forecast models have been quite awful compared to European ones during Hurricane Irma

    [hey, come on - we have one hand tied behind our backs, we can't use science!]

    [continued below]

  8. Declassified CIA docs reveal Hitler may have survived WW2, with picture to prove it

    [Uncle Adolph? Na, couldn't be . . .]

    Interestingly, these revelations seem to confirm declassified FBI documents that also claimed sources had indicated that Hitler was indeed living in Argentina. [more]

    [oh, by the way - that You-tube boob claims that the two hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) are so powerful because of COSMIC RAYS, Jonny, NOT CO2, or the resulting warmer ocean water.]

    Pharma company created fake cancer patients to push its fentanyl-containing opioid

    In a federal indictment presented by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics has been charged with using an array of tactics to fraudulently create fake cancer patients for its drugs. By offering kickbacks to doctors, falsifying medical records and deliberately misleading insurance companies, the case against Insys exemplifies the type of corruption which is causing the opioid epidemic. [more]

    Kid Rock's recent campaign speech looks frighteningly similar to a scene from Idiocracy

    Strange Sounds and mysterious booms rattle Virginia, Illinois, New Jersey, UK and Australia

    Mystery sky

    [check it out, Jonny ~ 1.5 min. silent video]

    Has global warming intensified 2017’s wildfires in the U.S. West? “When we remember that the relationship between temperature and fire is exponential, we’re really talking about a very different western United States in 50 years”

    This wasn’t supposed to be a bad year for Western wildfires.
    Last winter, a weak La Niña bloomed across the Pacific. It sent flume after flume of rain to North America and irrigated half the continent. Water penetrated deep into the soil of Western forests, and mammoth snowdrifts stacked up across the Sierra Nevadas. California’s drought ended in the washout.
    Yet fires are now raging across the West. More than two dozen named firescurrently burn across Washington and Oregon. More than one million acres have burned in Montana, an area larger than Rhode Island, in the Treasure State’s third-worst fire season on record. And the largest brushfire in the history of Los Angeles currently threatens hundreds of homes in Burbank.

    Canada may be experiencing an even worse year for wildfires: 2.86 million acres have burned in British Columbia, the largest area ever recorded in the province. [more]

    [there are an estimated 6 million dead trees as a result of the drought in CA alone - they're just sitting there waiting for a spark]

    Global shift in Marine Protected Area analysis and reporting

    Hurricanes Irma, Harvey to cast pall over U.S. economy for months and even years

    Trump wanted to kill the Obama flood rule. Then came the hurricanes.