Sunday, September 10, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-09

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

2017-09-09 - Apocalyptic scenes from huge magnitude 8.1+ earthquake that hit Mexico, death toll hits 61:

2017-09-09 - Idaho hit by 141 earthquakes in a week:

2017-09-09 - Three wildfires continue burning in northwestern Colorado:

2017-09-09 - Wildfire grows to 184,208 acres near coastal Brookings (Oregon):

2017-09-09 - Wildfire grows to 21,000+ acres near Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada):

2017-09-09 - Wildfire causes evacuations in seven towns in Seville (Spain):

2017-09-09 - Cash van bursts into flame on The Strand in coastal Gzira on the island of Malta:

2017-09-09 - Hurricane Irma, restrengthens to Category 4 storm, closes in on the Florida Keys (Florida):

2017-09-09 - Hurricane Jose strengthens to become an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm:

2017-09-09 - Water mysteriously retreats again in South Brazil:

2017-09-09 - Luxury yacht 'Koi' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Ionian Sea near Greece:

Quote: "Early in the morning Sep 9 luxury yacht KOI reported fire on board, requested assistance, in Greek waters between Kefalonia and Zakynthos islands, Ionian sea, said Greek Coast Guard. Seven KOI crew left burning and sinking yacht, going into boat or life raft, all were rescued by fishing vessel and transported to Agios Nikolais port, northern Zakynthos. Yacht sank, so far no leak reported, area is monitored for possible pollution."

2017-09-09 - Fishing ship 'Arctic Wolf' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Havøysund (Norway):

Quote: "On Sep 8, 2017, at 11.30 a.m. a fire broke out on the 'Arctic Wolf' which was docked at a shipyard in Havøysund. The ship owner himself, Steve Arntzen from Napp in Lofoten, discovered the fire in the morning. He had his ship at the yard since June for modernizations, and the works should be completed by the end of September. Arntzen was on the deck and painted as he saw smoke coming from a door from the accomodation block to the main deck. He climbed off the vessel to cool the hull with a water hose, but quickly had to flee due to the fierce smoke and raised alarm."

Note: These are the 829th and 830th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-09 - Tour bus bursts into flame on the Shin-Tomei Expressway in coastal Aichi (Japan):

2017-09-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in New Delhi (India):

2017-09-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Madrid (Spain):

2017-09-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Nice (France):

Note: These are the 604th, 605th, 606th and 607th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-09-09 - Two tractor trailers destroyed by fire while parked at business in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Despite 50-60 mph on Saturday, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were able to put out two tractor trailer fires. The fire took place at about 2 p.m., when Hurricane Irma’s winds were starting to affect South Florida."

2017-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Centreville Creek Road in Caledon (Canada):

2017-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Hume Highway near Holbrook (Australia):

Note: These are the 1637th, 1638th, 1639th and 1640th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-09 - RV bursts into flame on South Pekin Road in Woodland (Washington), 230 feet from Horseshoe Lake:

Note: This is the 435th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-09 - Van bursts into flame in the wee hours, rolls into ditch, while parked in Harrison County (Mississippi):

2017-09-09 - Van bursts into flame at Burger King in coastal East Falmouth (Massachusetts):

2017-09-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-44 in Comanche County (Oklahoma):

2017-09-09 - Car bursts into flame at coastal Trinidad State Beach (California):

2017-09-09 - Car bursts into flame in Braddon (Australia):

2017-09-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Bedok North Street in coastal Singapore:

2017-09-09 - Car bursts into flame at 11:59 PM on Station Approach in Melksham (Britain):

2017-09-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on the A66 between Cockermouth and Keswick (Britain):

2017-09-09 - Car bursts into flame at 4:55 AM on Witty Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Witty Street, Boulevard, Hull. Sat 9 Sep 2017 04:55 (No:19782) Car fire. 2 hose reels, 2 BAs in use."

2017-09-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:16 AM on Ladysmith Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Ladysmith Road, Grimsby. Sat 9 Sep 2017 00:16 (No:19772) Vehicle fire. One hose reel."

2017-09-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3:19 AM on Frodingham Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe. Sat 9 Sep 2017 03:19 (No:19778) Vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel."

2017-09-09 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 12:07 AM on Ellerburn Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Ellerburn Avenue, Hull. Sat 9 Sep 2017 00:07 (No:19767) Motorbike involved in fire. One hose reel. One BA."

2017-09-09 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Thoresby Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Thoresby Street, Hull. Sat 9 Sep 2017 14:23 (No:19810) Motorcycle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-09-09 - Pickup truck and auto shop destroyed by fire in DeFuniak Springs (Florida):

2017-09-09 - Pickup truck, three forklifts and three perfume warehouses destroyed by massive fire at 1 AM in coastal Samut Prakan Province (Thailand):

Quote: "Three warehouse buildings of a perfume factory in Samut Prakan’s Bangplee district were engulfed by a massive fire early on Saturday. The fire started at 1am. About 20 fire engines rushed to the Milott Laboratories Co Ltd on Soi Thanasit off Thepharak Rd. The blaze started at a warehouse building and spread to two other buildings as well as damaging a pickup truck and three forklift vehicles parked nearby, police said."

2017-09-09 - Paper mill damaged by fire in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2017-09-09 - Main market devastated by huge fire in Seremban (Malaysia):

2017-09-09 - Large warehouse destroyed by massive fire before 5 AM in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia), 3 injured:

2017-09-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Enid (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-09-09 - Home damaged by basement fire in Antioch (Tennessee):

2017-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in Pleasant Hill (California):

2017-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Newalla (Oklahoma), 3 dogs killed, nobody there:

2017-09-09 - Home destroyed by fire just before 7:30 AM in Ooltewah (Tennessee):

2017-09-09 - Firefighter's home destroyed by basement fire on Frostburg Road in Perry Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-09-09 - Two townhomes destroyed by fire in Morningside (Maryland):

2017-09-09 - Duplex damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2017-09-09 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire just before 1:30 AM in Rancho Mirage (California), nobody there:

2017-09-09 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Bywater area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), nobody there:

2017-09-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 12:40 AM in Simcoe (Canada):

2017-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM in Harris County (Texas), 3 killed:

2017-09-09 - Deadly fire destroys home and car shortly after midnight in Fayetteville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "Firefighters responded to the 1900 block of St. Paul Avenue, near Ireland Drive, shortly after midnight to find heavy fire coming from the home and a car parked under the carport."

2017-09-09 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-09-09 - Vacant home burns in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2017-09-09 - Vacant home burns in Roy (Utah):

2017-09-09 - Vacant duplex burns in Alexandria (Louisiana):

2017-09-09 - Vacant furniture warehouse destroyed by huge fire at 7 AM in Conway (South Carolina):

2017-09-09 - Two girls, 9 and 10, found dead in watery ditch in Amarsinghpur (India):

2017-09-09 - Man, school bus driver, slumps over dead at the wheel in Glen Allen (Virginia):

Quote: "His bus was parked in the bus ramp and his students were in their seats ready to go home when Mr. Hall collapsed behind the steering wheel. A school administrator saw Hall and asked him if he needed help. He never replied."

2017-09-09 - Man found dead in bathroom, head possibly in toilet, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-09-09 - Man, 19, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Ocean View (Virginia):

2017-09-09 - Woman, 44, found dead in creek near Spencer Creek Road in Camden County (Missouri):

2017-09-09 - Boy, 15, found dead in Peruque Creek in O'Fallon (Missouri):

2017-09-09 - Man goes hunting, slumps over dead on four-wheeler near Cedartown (Georgia):

Quote: "'It appears he came under some kind of distress and tried to get back to his four wheeler,' Brazier said. Frits was found slumped over the front of the four wheeler, Brazier said."

2017-09-09 - Man, 42, found dead in submerged SUV in the Christina River in Wilmington (Delaware):

2017-09-09 - Man, 65, found dead in the Bitterroot River near Lolo (Montana):

2017-09-09 - Man found dead in Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton (Maryland):

2017-09-09 - Man found dead in lake at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus (New Jersey):

2017-09-09 - Man, 62, found dead near Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos (California):

2017-09-09 - Man, 81, found dead near Oak Hill Road in Pittsylvania County (Virginia):

2017-09-09 - Man, 40, found dead in canal in Gopalnagar (Bangladesh):

2017-09-09 - Girl, 17, found dead in Halflong Lake (India):

2017-09-09 - Man found dead in drain in Guwahati (India):

2017-09-09 - Man found dead in the River Clyde in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-09-09 - Man, 62, has 'medical emergency', car slams into tree, near Buxton (North Dakota), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two people are injured after unintentionally driving off the roadway and hitting a tree near Buxton, N.D. at 9:49 a.m. Saturday. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol the driver, David Jorgenson, 62 of St. Thomas N.D. suffered a medical emergency on Interstate 29 causing the collision into the tree at highway speed."

2017-09-09 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into median, bursts into flame, in coastal Charleston (South Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "All westbound lanes of I-526 were blocked Saturday evening, due to a car fire, according to City of Charleston police. 'It appears the driver may have suffered a medical issue that caused him to collide into a median wall,' according to Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department."

2017-09-09 - Small plane crashes at takeoff at airport in Haliburton (Canada), engine failure:

2017-09-09 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field shortly after takeoff in Salford (Britain):

2017-09-09 - Freight train derails at 5 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-09-09 - Tanker truck overturns on Little Cove Road in Owens Cross Roads (Alabama):

2017-09-09 - Minivan veers over centerline, hits minivan head-on, near Bonduel (Wisconsin), 3 killed, 4 injured:

2017-09-09 - Minivan veers off road, slams into home, in Layton (Utah):

2017-09-09 - Car hits semi head-on just before 5:30 AM, fire erupts, in Sacramento (California), 1 killed:

2017-09-09 - Car veers across median just before 7:30 AM, hits van head-on, on I-495 in Lawrence (Massachusetts), 4 injured:

2017-09-09 - Three cars crash, one bursts into flame, on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 5 injured:

2017-09-09 - Car veers over centerline at 6:30 AM, hits car head-on, in Millcreek (Utah), 2 killed:

2017-09-09 - Two cars collide head-on in Mapleton Township (Canada), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-09 - Two cars collide head-on on the R57 near Sasolburg (South Africa), 3 killed, 5 injured:

2017-09-09 - Car crashes into median at 3:30 AM, then another car hits it, on the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley (California), 3 killed:

2017-09-09 - Car veers off road before 3 AM, crashes into canal, in coastal Riviera Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-09-09 - Car crashes into median at 5 AM on I-10 near Tucson (Arizona), 1 killed:

2017-09-09 - Car veers off road, hits sign, bursts into flame, on Route 8 in Butler (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Somers (Connecticut), 2 killed:

2017-09-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into field, bursts into flame, near River Road SE in Winnabow (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-09-09 - Naked man, 22, kills four people then goes to neighbor's home and lets them know, in Groton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A deranged man fatally bludgeoned four people in bucolic Groton, Mass, then walked naked and covered in blood to a stranger’s house to announce that he was the killer, according to reports on Saturday. 'I need help. I just murdered four people,' Orion Krause, 22, told Walter and Thelka Alcocer Friday night after he showed up on their back porch, The Boston Globe said."

2017-09-09 - Shark attacks and injures man in coastal Iluka (Australia):

Quote: "A shark has attacked a surfer on the NSW north coast, biting the 35-year-old on the hip and snapping his board in half. Byron Bay local Abe McGrath was surfing at Iluka Main Beach about 6.30am this morning when the white pointer struck. The 35-year-old told police his board was hit from underneath, sending him flying into the air."

2017-09-09 - Bear attacks hunter near Klövsjö (Sweden):

2017-09-09 - Giant crack in the earth opens in Jáltipan (Mexico):

2017-09-09 - Two dozen sinkholes cause problems in Tshwane (South Africa):

Quote: "Tshwane MMC for Corporate and Shared Services Cilliers Brink says this sinkhole is the first of up to 24 sinkholes in Tshwane. 23 of these are located in Centurion, Laudium, and Olivenhoutbosch. The city estimates the combined cost to repair all the sinkholes to be around R60 million."

2017-09-09 - Person has 'medical incident' at the seafront in coastal Margate (Britain):

Quote: "Police were called in this afternoon to Margate seafront over a 'medical incident.' Passers-by saw two police cars pulled up on the side of Marine Drive at around 4pm this afternoon (Saturday, September 9)."

2017-09-09 - Two weeks of nature on steroids:

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

2017-09-09 - Newscasters avoiding mentioning climate change while covering mega-hurricanes:

2017-09-09 - The three percent of scientific papers that deny climate change - a review found them all flawed:

2017-09-09 - Author Gwynne Dyer predicts climate change will bring grim future to the Arctic:

Quote: "Globally, there’s time for a reversal of global warming, said Dyer, speaking to Nunatsiaq News, in advance of that event."

Note: No, there isn't. Human emissions have flatlined, but CO2 and methane in the atmosphere is increasing at a rate that is itself increasing. That means the Earth is emitting more and more CO2 and methane, not us. Ergo, we are now irrelevant...

2017-09-09 - New Zealand blasted by 2200 lightning strikes in 24 hours:

2017-09-09 - Tornado touches down in Oakland Park (Florida), another touches down in Homestead (Florida):

2017-09-09 - Terrible flooding continues in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, 40 million people affected:

2017-09-09 - Huge unidentified fireball filmed over Krasnodar (Russia):

2017-09-09 - The sun emits its sixth solar flare in just five days:

2017-09-09 - Venezuela plans to drop US dollar in gas, oil trade:


  1. Great quote today, Jonny. Wow, so we have a zombie killing people then "snapping out of it" and turning himself in to neighbors.

    Massive but weakened Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain

    The monster storm measured more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide, and its winds of up to 130 mph (210 kph) sucked the ocean water out of bays, swamped much of downtown Miami and toppled at least three constructions cranes — two over downtown Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale.

    More than 3.3 million homes and businesses across the state lost power, and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone.

    Meanwhile, more than 160,000 people waited in shelters statewide.

    “I’ve not heard of catastrophic damage. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It means it hasn’t gotten to us yet,” Koon said.
    In the low-lying Keys, where a storm surge of over 10 feet (3 meters) was recorded, appliances and furniture were seen floating away, and Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said the ocean waters were filled with navigation hazards, including sunken boats.

    Storm surge and tornadoes were two big concerns. The National Hurricane Center said a federal tide gauge in Naples reported a 7-foot (more than 2-meter) rise in water levels in just 90 minutes late Sunday. And an apparent tornado spun off by Irma destroyed six mobile homes in Palm Bay, midway up the Atlantic coast. Flooding was reported along Interstate 4, which cuts across Florida’s midsection. [more]

    Insurers ache for qualified inspectors after U.S. hurricanes

    Insurers are scrambling to find inspectors in Texas and Florida after fierce hurricanes battered the states one after the other, causing tens of billions of dollars' worth of property damage in less than two weeks. [more]

    Miami and Fort Lauderdale airport to remain closed today

    [~ 2 min. news report]

    [more below]

  2. First responders stage equipment in Orlando for Irma's aftermath

    [unrelated: there are some deaths of well known people listed but no causes so i'm not posting 'em]

    BRIEF: As Hurricane Irma bears down, teen swimmer goes missing at NC's Outer Banks

    Officials with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore say the teen went missing about 6:24 p.m, Saturday, while swimming in the jetties off Buxton. [more]

    Uber Gives Free Rides to Shelters in Hurricane Irma's Path

    Houston residents pick up the pieces two weeks after Harvey

    More than two weeks after Harvey flooded the Texas Gulf Coast, thousands of Houston residents are still picking up the mess the storm left behind.

    Each truck holds nine tons of debris. The crews fill up roughly 28 trucks a day. Cleanup is expected to take months. [more]

    Irma winds blow roof off apartment building

    [< 1 min. news report]

    Irma Cuts Power to 1.8 Million, Shuts Ports, Imperils Farmlands

    [I saw some comments (by assholes) who thought that Irma was all hype. Fuckin' storm's not even over yet and has already caused significant damage!]

    Hurricane Irma has knocked out power to almost 1.8 million customers, paralyzed tanker traffic and shut about 6,000 gasoline stations. Once the storm makes its way up Florida’s west coast, it’ll also threaten more than $1 billion worth of crops. [more]

    Investors watch for Irma's toll to spread to markets

    Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany

    "The city is literally devastated," said Leghorn Mayor Filippo Nogarin, adding that "a crazy amount of rain" pummeled the area in just a few hours. [more; son, ah say SON, pay attention boy!]

    Powerful hurricanes to fuel demands from island nations at climate talks

    Sun unleashes major X8.2 solar flare, second strongest of the cycle & 4th X-class in a week

    [but, but . . Grand Solar Minimum!]

    [i'll continue when I get back from picking up my grand-daughter from school - sick]

  3. [she has a fever >100]

    Monday, 11 September 2017
    Lootting [sic] after Hurricane Irma in Florida

    SWAT In Standoff at Sporting Goods Store In Florida; Looters Barricaded With Loaded Stolen Guns

    Shocking video of Miami River flooding skyscrapers looks like a real-life disaster movie

    FL official predicts "wholesale rebuild" of electrical grid in Florida, "possibly longest restoration . . . in history [more]

    [wishful thinking]

    Life in a US government shelter

    Dear government shelters. 

    This has been the worst experience of my life as a civilian during a disaster. We have been placed in this so called shelter that basically looks like a concentration camp. 

    We have had officers walk above us on the platforms in the pictures below as if we are threats to a society. 

    We have been numbered as if we were the Jews of the holocaust. The walls are even color coordinated. 

    The so called food that you have given us has made people throw up and stay in the restrooms. 

    I understand that you have to have order in some form but treating us like this isn't right. Upon arrival to this facility my Red Cross bag "tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, a comb, and shampoo", was taken from me and thrown away. 

    Don't ask me why but the national guard took it at the metal detectors that us civilians have to walk through. Yet your men have been allowed to walk amongst us in the same building with their weapons on their hip. 

    This is not how you treat humans. [see pics]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News update - 09/10/2017

    Climate & Extreme Weather News 

    #65 (Hurricane Irma Update)

    [~ 20 min. video]

    The Bigger Picture

    Don't forget Montana and all the other places that are affected by the climate freight train

    Just incase you didnt know: ������ California is on fire.�� Oregon is on fire.��Washington is on fire.�� British Columbia is on fire.�� Alberta is on fire��Montana is on fire.�� Nova Scotia is on fire.�� Greece is on fire.�� Brazil is on fire.�� Portugal is on fire.�� Algeria is on fire.�� Tunisia is on fire.�� Greenland is on fire.�� The Sakha Republic of Russia is on fire.�� Siberia is on fire.⛈️Texas is under water⛈️ India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, experience record monsoons and massive death toll.⛈️ Sierra Leone and Niger experience massive floods, mudslides, and deaths in the thousands.��Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia are crushed in the death grip of a triple digit heat wave, dubbed Lucifer.��Southern California continues to swelter under triple digit heat that shows no sign of letting up.��In usually chilly August, the city of San Francisco shatters all-time record at 106 degrees, while it reaches 115 degrees south of the city. Northern California continues to bake in the triple digits.((��)) Yellowstone volcano is hit with earthquake swarm of over 2,300 tremors since June, recording a 4.4 quake on June 15, 20017 and 3.3 shaker on August 21, 2017.((��)) 5.3 earthquake rumbles through Idaho((��)) Japan earthquake 6.1 possible tsunami..((��)) Mexico earthquake 8.2 imminent tsunami. Beach lines are receded atleast 50+ meters��Hurricanes Harvey, Irma (biggest ever recorded), Jose and Katia are barreling around the Atlantic with 8 more potentials forming And last but not least an X10 C.M.E solar flare last night . The highest recorded solar flare ever! Annnnnnnd now you're all caught up ������ [more; and more on the way!]

  4. ‘This is really a mess’: Cubans pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irma wallops island (VIDEOS)

    Putin: Russia Ready to Help Cuba in Relieving Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

    Looting and violence in St.Martin after hurricane

    St Martin reportedly on verge of 'civil war' after Irma

    Citizens and some news outlets are reporting that the French territory of St Martin is on the verge of a civil war as organised gangs armed with machetes raid stores and homes, leaving some residents are in fear for their lives. [more]

    People save manatees marooned in drained Florida bay after Hurricane Irma sucked the water out of Sarasota Bay

    Virgin Islands stagger after Hurricane Irma passes – “People are roaming like zombies”

    [Irma was all hype, right?]

    In St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, “people there are roaming like zombies,” said Stacey Alvarado, a bar owner who managed to leave for the mainland. Her husband, who is still there, told her Sunday that residents and tourists are in shock. “They don’t know what to do. The island was wiped out. It’s like the walking dead down there.” [more]

    Trump stacks administration with climate change denialists – “It’s much more naked and right-wing than what we’ve seen before”

    Apocalyptic September? Here Is A List Of 27 Major Disasters That Have Already Happened So Far This Month

    we are already 20 trillion dollars in debt, and it is being projected that we will continue to add another trillion dollars to that total every year for the foreseeable future. [more]

    [he never mentions climate change - Trump Republican]

    The Empire Is Under Big Mac Attack

    You can't expect someone who desecrates their own body to give a damn about the planet...  [more]

    Commentary: In TV hurricane coverage virtually no trace of the C-word.

    For all of its A-plus, life-saving urgency in backing up evacuation efforts, TV news still can't bring itself to even ask the question. [more]

    How Much Did These 90 Companies Add to Global Warming and Sea Level Rise?

    A new study attempts to do that, and says that more than a quarter of sea level rise and about half the warming from 1880 to 2010 can be traced back to just 90 corporations. [more]

  5. News Links, September 11, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    The U.S. Petro Dollar Breakdown Continues: Big Moves In Gold & Silver Ahead

    How China Just 'Reset' the Global Monetary System With Gold

    Venezuela's Maduro says will shun U.S. dollar in favor of yuan, others

    The Next Spanish Bank Teeters, at Worst Possible Time

    Is Wage Deflation Here To Stay?

    Hurricane Irma will hammer insurance industry — up to $65 billion in damage is projected

    Hurricane Irma grounds thousands of flights on four continents

    Iran To Become Essential Hub In China's Belt And Road Initiative

    The Dangerous Decline of US Hegemony
    The bigger picture behind Official Washington's hysteria over Russia, Syria and North Korea is the image of a decaying but dangerous American hegemon resisting the start of new multipolar order.

    Syria's Survival Is Blow to Jihadists
    Despite last-ditch efforts by Israel and its allies to salvage the "regime change" project in Syria, the looming defeat of the Western-backed jihadists marks a turning point in the modern Middle East.

    On edge: 'New Cold War' tensions high in Eastern Europe

    Building a bigger, better BRICS wall against the West's global order

    Australia faces heightened blackout risks next summer - electricity operator

    IAEA report: Nuclear power expansion to slow before growing again

    Hurricane Season Weighs On Gulf Of Mexico Production

    Worry About Florida Farmland Advances Along With Irma

    Mice can be turned into Walking Dead-style zombie killers, scientists discover

    Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

    Will the Sahara Desert Soon Cover Large Parts of South Europe?

    Death toll rises to 90 as aftershocks rock Mexico city

    The Plastic Fantasy That's Propping Up the Oil Market

    The storms are only going to get worse

    Saudi government allegedly funded a 'dry run' for 9/11

    Social Media is A Tool of the CIA: "Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People"

    Equifax Security Breach Is A Complete Disaster... And Will Almost Certainly Get Worse

    Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else..

    Case study of LAPD and Palantir's predictive policing tool: same corruption; new, empirical respectability

    The Intercept Mistranslates Assad Speech - Smears Syria As Neo-Nazi

    The U.S. Oil Patch Has A Serious Cybersecurity Problem

    Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence

    Harvey's floodwaters give way to festering piles of garbage

    Bonds – a hidden risk to the economy

    Anaheim considers declaring local emergency as homeless
    population continues to grow along Santa Ana River trail

    Hurricane Harvey probably shaved 1% from third-quarter growth, Goldman Sachs says [more like 10%]

  6. Irma weakens to tropical storm, batters Florida with powerful winds as it heads north

    Irma weakened Monday morning from hurricane to a tropical storm as it moved about 100 miles north of Tampa, according to the National Hurricane Center, which said it was still producing some wind gusts near hurricane force.

    Irma was expected to continue losing force as its headed inland, and forecasters said it should be a tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon. But it maintained a remarkable reach, with hurricane-force winds extending 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds reaching more than 400 miles.

    The storm spent Sunday grinding along Florida’s southern tip with devastating fury — flattening homes, flooding the Keys and cutting power to more than 6 million customers across the state. Even as it diminished Monday to a Category 1 hurricane and then to a tropical storm, however, Irma was still far from through.

    The dense cluster of cities and suburbs around Tampa faced storm surges up to six feet above high tide — which could test the defenses of an area whose population has exploded in recent decades. The National Hurricane Center said storm-surge warnings could remain in effect for Tampa and other areas for days as Irma churns up the gulf, heading toward the Florida Panhandle on Monday afternoon before crossing into Georgia and on to Alabama.

    9/11 anniversary: The US government has proven it 'hates our freedoms' just as much as the 'terrorists'

    Freedom diminishing step one: The TSA [see accompanying text for each of these headings]

    Freedom diminishing step two: The NSA

    Freedom diminishing step three: Perpetual War

    Freedom diminishing step four: The Militarization of Police

    Freedom diminishing step five: The End of Free Speech

    So, next time your chest begins to fill with patriotic puff, stop for a second and realize that Americans are not free anymore. America is becoming the evil that it once stood against. [more]

    Monster storms like Irma start off the coast of the Cape Verde islands, say researchers

    Research has shown that most of the monster storms that hit the US and Canada start out as a distinct weather pattern in the atmosphere over western Africa, specifically a spot off the coast of the African Cape Verde islands. [more]

    Guatemala suffers second earthquake in less than 72 hours

    [I didn't hear about the FIRST one!]

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  7. Oncologists don't like baking soda cancer treatment because it's too effective and is easy on the pocketbook

    [Baking soda] can also be used as a first-line medicinal for the treatment of cancer when taken orally with water (especially water with high magnesium content) or transdermally in medicinal baths. It can treat cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, influenza and even the common cold.

    "Studies have shown that dietary measures to boost bicarbonate levels can increase the pH of acidic tumors without upsetting the pH of the blood and healthy tissues. Animal models of human breast cancer show that oral sodium bicarbonate does indeed make tumors more alkaline and inhibit metastasis. Based on these studies, plus the fact that baking soda is safe and well tolerated, world renowned doctors such as Dr. Julian Whitaker have adopted successful cancer treatment protocols as part of an overall nutritional and immune support program for patients who are dealing with the disease." [more]

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    Healing with the turbulent powers of plasma jets?

    The plasma flows through a handheld, pen-sized instrument and exits as a high-speed jet. The jet mixes with ambient air, which is filled with chemical species such as oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor molecules. The fast-moving electrons in the plasma slam into these molecules, producing highly reactive species such as hydroxyl and nitric-oxide molecules. These radicals, as they're also called, are therapeutic.

    Scientists still aren't entirely sure why these plasma-produced radicals are so beneficial in human therapies. They hypothesize that the reactive particles may induce an immune response in the body or modify the biochemical signaling agents between cells. In the case of cancer, the radicals might also trigger an oxidative stress response. Because cancer cells are already in a more stressed state than healthy cells, the radicals may push the cancer cells over the edge, killing them while healthy cells remain unharmed. [more]

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  8. Will Hurricane Irma finally change the way we talk about climate?

    This month of extreme weather demolishes the old economic-cost paradigm — or should, if we could let ourselves really see climate change for what it is and what it does. Last week, Hurricane Harvey — an “unprecedented” storm, it was said, a “thousand year flood” — became the most expensive hurricane in American history, with damage running as high as $200 billion. A week later, we are looking at an even more unprecedentedly destructive storm, with Hurricane Irma now predicted to move up the Florida peninsula, potentially laying waste to Tampa and other cities along the state’s west coast, as well as Orlando and much of central Florida. Early estimates of potential damage run as far north as Atlanta and as high as $1 trillion. [more]

    Forests west of the Cascades will see more fires, bigger fires with global warming

    [To the current administration, the easy solution is "let them all burn out! That would remove the fuel, problem solved!" People with functioning brains recall that without trees, there'd very little oxygen, not to mention ecosystems.]

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma could cost US economy $290 billion, estimate says

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    Hurricane Irma caused sizable damage in Naples, drone footage shows

    Royal Caribbean dispatches cruise ships to help with hurricane relief

    Royal Caribbean is sending cruise ships to the Caribbean to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts and to transport people affected by the storm to safety, the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, said on “Good Morning America” today.

    Ships from Royal Caribbean's fleet are being mobilized and filled with supplies to “help out with the efforts as best as we can,” said Bayley.

    On Sunday, the ship Adventure of the Seas made a humanitarian stop in St. Martin, escorted by the Dutch navy. [more]

    1st damage assessments of Florida Keys

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