Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-04

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

2018-09-04 - Unknown rotten egg odor continues to plague Bristol (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "People waking up this morning in Bristol expecting a fresh last days of Summer breeze were overcome with disappointment as the mysterious stench that has spread throughout the city continues to linger. What began as an unusual rotten egg smell reported from the Emersons Green area to the Environmental Agency around two weeks, has since travelled to every almost every part of the city. Residents have been forced to wind up their windows and stay indoors in St George, Easton, Hanham, Barton Hill, Whitehall, Henbury, Henleaze, Bedminster and the city centre."

2018-09-04 - Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws:

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death, fire spreads to home, near Grand Lake in Cumberland Bay (Canada):

Quote: "A 26-year-old Fredericton man died Sunday, trapped inside a burning car outside his father's home in Cumberland Bay, about 90 kilometres east of Fredericton. Dyllin Fearn arrived at his father's house in the Grand Lake community after a family party late Saturday night, his uncle Michael Fearn said Wednesday. Fearn said Dyllin would often sleep in his car rather than go inside and wake people up. He said the family was told police suspect the fire started in the engine. Cumberland Bay fire Chief Reid McLean said the department got the call at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrived at the scene on New Dominion Road, a car was on fire with a man trapped inside, he said. The car was parked close to the house, which caught fire as well."

2018-09-04 - Dozens of cars go up in flames at auction site as Typhoon Jebi rolls into Japan, in coastal Nishinomiya (Japan):

Quote: "Dozens of cars were burned in a fire at an auction site as a Typhoon Jebi swept through western Japan. It is unclear what caused the blaze that was filmed by broadcasters in the country, as firefighters worked to tackle the blaze."

Quote: "Local police said a total of 187 cars caught fire."

2018-09-04 - Around 20 cars go up in flames, 30 more damaged, on Rosper Road in North Killingholme (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Quote: "Rosper Road, North Killingholme. Tue 4 Sep 2018 21:27 (No:20060) Approximately twenty cars destroyed by fire, approximately further thirty cars damaged by radiated heat. Four BA, four hose reels and water relay in use."

2018-09-04 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in East Orange (New Jersey):

2018-09-04 - Transformers burst into flame at two schools in Norman (Oklahoma):

2018-09-04 - Megafire grows to 112,307 acres between Grants Pass and coastal Gold Beach (Oregon):

Quote: "The Klondike Fire, burning in the remote region between Grants Pass and Gold Beach, grew to 112,307 acres Tuesday morning in the state’s southwest corner."

2018-09-04 - Drought continues in Australia, farmers warned of wild animal attacks as feral pigs and wild dogs starve:

2018-09-04 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire at 12:30 AM in Wentzville (Missouri), nobody there:

Quote: "The two-story residence on Bonnie Brook Lane was boarded up after the front windows and walls were blown out. Fire officials said there was a violent explosion."

2018-09-04 - Home explodes and burns in Sun City Huntley (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-09-04 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire at 7 AM near Burnsville in Yancey County (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 212th, 213th and 214th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-09-04 - Yacht bursts into flame on the East River near coastal Manhattan (New York):

Note: This is the 828th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-04 - School bus bursts into flame in bus lot in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-09-04 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Gurugram (India):

Quote: "A school bus in Gurugram caught fire on Tuesday. The incident was reported from near Huda City Centre metro station. The school bus, belonging to Dronacharya Engineering College engulfed in flames while it was moving."

Note: These are the 141st and 142nd school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 516th and 517th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11 PM while parked at business near Springfield (Missouri):

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer hauling ammunition bursts into flame at 2:20 AM on I-44 near Stanton (Missouri):

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-55 near Byram (Mississippi):

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Greenland (New Hampshire):

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM along Highway 99 near Gridley (California):

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:50 AM on highway in coastal Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-09-04 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Paramount Street in Ash (Britain):

Note: These are the 1932nd, 1933rd, 1934th, 1935th, 1936th, 1937th and 1938th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-04 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the West Shore Expressway on coastal Staten Island (New York):

2018-09-04 - Box truck bursts into flame in parking lot at Sheetz in Milton (West Virginia):

2018-09-04 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property on Depot Street in Stockbridge (Massachusetts):,549499

Note: This is the 408th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-04 - Ice cream van bursts into flame on the M40 near Oxford (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked near restaurant in Canton (New York):

2018-09-04 - SUV bursts into flame in parking lot at coastal Rincon Beach (California):

2018-09-04 - SUV bursts into flame on road near Huntingburg (Indiana):

2018-09-04 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 14 near Neligh (Nebraska):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame before 6:15 AM while parked at mobile home, fire spreads to home, in Brandon (Mississippi):

Quote: "A house and a car caught fire in Brandon early Tuesday morning. The mobile home sits on Duncan Circle in Brandon. The car caught fire first, then the flames spread to the mobile home."

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on Wilbraham Road in Monson (Massachusetts):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on Route 2 in Lancaster (Massachusetts):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on the Powell Highway near Cody (Wyoming):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame at gas station on Old Shell Road in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-20 in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on the N7 in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on Main Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on street near school in Burton-in-Kendal (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on the M606 near Bradford (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Car bursts into flame on Bedder Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 4 September, 9.07pm Car fire, Bedder Road, High Wycombe. One apppliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2018-09-04 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Davids Lane in Filham (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Five cars and home go up in flames at 3:30 AM in Dundee (Oregon):

Quote: "Crews extinguished the fire around 5:20 a.m. Dundee Fire Chief John Stock says the home is a total loss and five cars were damaged."

2018-09-04 - Barn destroyed by fire in Fletcher (Ohio):

2018-09-04 - Bench ignites at 5:50 AM on Railway Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Railway Street, Hull. Tue 4 Sep 2018 05:50 (No:19978) Bench on fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2018-09-04 - Sawmill destroyed by fire before 2 AM at bat factory in Dolgeville (New York):

2018-09-04 - VFW hall destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in Cleveland (Tennessee):,86007

2018-09-04 - Office building heavily damaged by huge fire on West Locust Street in Wilmington (Ohio):

2018-09-04 - School heavily damaged by massive fire shortly before 5 AM in Dagenham (Britain), near the River Thames:

2018-09-04 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Ocala (Florida):

2018-09-04 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in coastal Panama City (Florida), nobody there:

2018-09-04 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in coastal Dania Beach (Florida), nobody there:

2018-09-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Bethany (Oregon), dog killed:

2018-09-04 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Lubbock (Texas), 3 injured:

2018-09-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:44 AM in Paige (Texas):

2018-09-04 - Home and two mobile homes destroyed by fire at 12:13 AM in Quincy (California):

2018-09-04 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Glassport (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Bristol (New Hampshire):

2018-09-04 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire near Asheboro (North Carolina):

2018-09-04 - Vacant home burns at 1:15 AM in Elyria (Ohio):

2018-09-04 - Vacant home burns in Northampton (Massachusetts):

2018-09-04 - Vacant home burns at 4:12 AM in coastal Venice (California):

2018-09-04 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Long Beach (California):

2018-09-04 - Fish found dead in the Black River in Sanilac County (Michigan):

2018-09-04 - Man in his 50s and woman in her 40s found dead in apartment on Newnham Parade in Cheshunt (Britain), near the River Lea:

2018-09-04 - Man, 27, found dead in pond near Lumberton (North Carolina):

2018-09-04 - Person found dead on awning at the Grand River Station in La Crosse (Wisconsin), possible toppler:

2018-09-04 - Person found dead in the Passaic River in Paterson (New Jersey):

2018-09-04 - Man found dead in car at home on Sherington Drive in Eagle (Idaho), 300 feet from the Boise River:

2018-09-04 - Woman found dead along Murchison Road in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2018-09-04 - Man, 30, found dead in submerged SUV in pond in Clermont (Iowa):

2018-09-04 - Woman, 32, found dead in grassy ditch near Delco (North Carolina):

2018-09-04 - Man, 18, found dead in Gull Lake near Minden, Ontario (Canada):

2018-09-04 - Man, 63, actor has heart attack and drops dead in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2018-09-04 - Man dies while snorkeling at coastal Tanguisson Beach (Guam):

2018-09-04 - Man, 31, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Pula (Croatia):

2018-09-04 - Man, 58, found dead in harbor in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Man drops dead in outbuilding on Merry Hill Road in Bushey (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Man has heart attack, small plane crashes, in Richland (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The pilot of a plane that crashed at Richland Municipal Airport on Tuesday had a heart attack, according to his son."

2018-09-04 - Crewmember has heart problems on cargo ship near coastal Vejle (Denmark):

Quote: "On Sep 4 a crew meber of the 'Globia' suffered cardiac problems while the ship was underway from Vejle to Klaipeda, ETA Sep 6. The patient was medevaced by a Danish SAR helicopter at 7.23 p.m. and transported to the Riget Hospital in Copenhagen."

2018-09-04 - Man, 52, has 'medical emergency', van crashes into median, on I-69 in DeKalb County (Indiana), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police in DeKalb County say a man suffering from a medical emergency crashed his car into the median along I-69 this afternoon."

2018-09-04 - Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashes and burns in Jodhpur (India), pilot ejects:

2018-09-04 - Small plane crashes into pond in coastal Palo Alto (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-09-04 - Small plane makes emergency landing on highway, hits truck and flips, near coastal Acapulco (Mexico):

2018-09-04 - Small plane crashes at beach on Whitesands Bay in coastal St Davids (Britain), engine failure:

2018-09-04 - Two passenger buses crash in Aligarh (India), 7 killed, 10 injured:

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer crashes into canyon in Orondo (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-09-04 - Tractor trailer overturns at 7 AM on I-26 on the Saluda Grade in Polk County (North Carolina):

2018-09-04 - Garbage truck and car crash shortly before 4 AM, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-09-04 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, in Livonia (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Detroit man was pronounced dead Tuesday at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Livonia that police say may have been caused by a medical emergency."

2018-09-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into building, in Boardman (Ohio):

2018-09-04 - Stingray stings man in his penis at beach in Hainan Province (China):

Quote: "When he crawled back onto the beach in Sanya in China's Hainan province, the stingray was still attached."

2018-09-04 - Landslide buries homes in southern Ethiopia, 12 killed, 4 injured:

2018-09-04 - Sinkhole opens on street in Bracknell (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Bridge collapses in Kolkata (India), 1 killed, 20+ injured:

2018-09-04 - Grain silo collapses at the Tilbury Docks in coastal Tilbury (Britain):

2018-09-04 - Man, 25 to 45, has 'medical emergency' and collapses, in critical condition, in Northbridge (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Police in Northbridge are turning to the public for help in identifying a man who they say suffered a medical emergency in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday."

2018-09-04 - Man disappears into the Mississippi River while swimming near St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-09-04 - Summer set to be one of the hottest on record in Australia:

2018-09-04 - Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall in Florida:

2018-09-04 - Heavy rain and flooding has killed 1,400 people across India this year:

2018-09-04 - Heavy rain and flooding kills 7 people in Jigawa (Nigeria):

2018-09-04 - Rare fire rainbow spotted over Chongqing City (China):

2018-09-04 - Oil prices have been rising and $4 a gallon gasoline would put enormous stress on the US economy:

2018-09-04 - Unknown person donates duffel bag to thift store with 4.7 pounds of marijuana in it, in Sarasota (Florida):


  1. Interesting when two schools in the same vicinity have the same problem of burning transformers. i'm sure it's just ("ahem") a coincidence.

    The perfect symbol for the current state of civilization - a burning ICE CREAM van.

    Also, thanks for the gruesome sting ray attack story, geez!

    Let's start off with this
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.5.18 "What If It's Already Too Late?": Being an Activist in the Anthropocene [~ 41.5 min. video]

    Volcano south of Anchorage, Alaska blows smoke, ash

    [blowing smoke up the ash]

    According to a notice from the AVO, the activity was noticed on Saturday with the volcano sending ash clouds up to 10,000 feet in the air. [more]

    Woman dies of heart attack while being mauled by pit bull terrier in Proctor, Missouri

    Sheriff Norman Dills said the death happened in the Proctor area when a 61-year-old woman was attacked by a dog she was caring for and suffered the fatal heart attack. The dog attacked a man who came to check on the 61-year-old woman and he had to be taken to a hospital to have surgery for the wounds, Dills said. [more; dog shot]

    2 families displaced after large sinkhole opens in New Fort Richey, Florida

    [there's a LOT of news about Japan's latest calamity]

    Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan - UPDATE: 2 dead, 143 injured, dozens missing, footage emerges of collapsed buildings and massive landslides

    The quake comes a day after Typhoon Jebi, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years, swept across the country's main island, damaging infrastructure and causing at least 11 deaths.[more]

    When will they learn? A powerful mag 6.7 earthquake paralysed the northern island of Hokkaido Japan knocking out Tomari nuclear plant

    Japan earthquake: At least 37 killed or missing after powerful M6.7 quake hits Hokkaido

    At least 7 people were killed and more than 30 others are still missing and feared dead after a powerful M6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5 (03:07 JST, September 6). JMA says the earthquake measured 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, the strongest possible level. Dozens of aftershocks were recorded. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Big earthquake hits Japan, sparking landslides

    A powerful typhoon killed 10 people in Japan and an airport company transferred some 3000 stranded passengers by boats from a flooded airport, the Japanese government says. [more]

    9/11 'cancer on steroids': 10,000 related cases including men with breast cancer

    [of course Bush and Cheney, et al, are safely out of office . ..]

    Thursday, 6 September 2018
    The Deep State coup against Trump

    We're Watching an Antidemocratic Coup Unfold

    NY Times publishes Trump insider's admission of working against the president. Still says Deep State doesn't exist

    New Documents Show the Trump Administration Cut Climate Change Impacts from its Energy Plan

    Last battle: Syrian army ready to launch offensive, liberate Idlib says Syrian MP

    [more below]

  3. Radioactive fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are still showing up in mussels: Study

    "This means it's entering the food chain." [more; no it means it HAS ALREADY entered the food chain - like all the microplastic and fleece fibers we're now consuming ON TOP OF the glyphosate, etc.]

    Tribe Says Army Corps Stonewalling on Dakota Access Pipeline Report, Spill Risk

    The Corps says it found no major environmental impact, but it hasn’t released the full new report. Tribes are pushing back on that and other oil pipeline projects. [more]

    GLOBAL HEAT CRISIS (new) [~ 1 hr]

    Nobody alive or dead has ever seen anything like what just happened in the past few months. No human has ever lived with carbon dioxide levels this high in the atmosphere. And that carbon load continues to climb as motorized life and fossil-powered electricity spread across the globe. The human cloud of greenhouse gases found an echo as forests released their carbon on every continent. [more]

    Inuit People on the daily earth wobble, sun moon and stars out of place [~ 4 min. video and embedded story below]

    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change [~ 54 min. movie linked below]

    Sorry State of the Arctic

    Paul Beckwith with Jennifer Hynes and Mike Ferrigan [~ 37 min. video]

    The divisive issue Australia can no longer ignore

    Australian media (but not New Zealand) discovers climate change

    Someone in Australia is taking this seriously - 2 or 3 decades too late. New Zealand is still in deep, DEEP denial

    IT’S the life-and-death issue on which Australia is “irresponsible to the extreme”. And 30 leading experts in the field are furious.

    The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan

    Seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have purchased bunkers from Rising S Co. and planted them in New Zealand in the past two years, said Gary Lynch, the manufacturer’s general manager. At the first sign of an apocalypse — nuclear war, a killer germ, a French Revolution-style uprising targeting the 1 percent — the Californians plan to hop on a private jet and hunker down, he said. [more]

    Tim Bob: The Lens of Absurdism [9 min. video]

  4. Fast-moving fire erupts north of Redding, shutting down Interstate 5

    A fast-moving fire that started Wednesday afternoon north of Redding forced drivers to abandon their vehicles on Interstate 5 and authorities to evacuate several small mountain communities.

    The fire quickly grew to at least 5,000 acres by late Wednesday, with no containment. About 600 firefighters and support personnel are working the fire, which is burning through timber and thick brush with no recent fire history on both sides of the freeway. [more]

    [how about some propaganda to make us feel good!?]
    Weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly 49 years

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that should continue to underpin economic growth.
    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 203,000 for the week ended Sept. 1, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was unrevised. [more; "adjusted" says it all]

    Emerging-market rout is longest since 2008 as confidence cracks


    Nauru refugees: The island where children have given up on life – 12-year-old on hunger strike – “We are starting to see suicidal behaviour in children as young as eight and 10 years old”

    Australia intercepts all asylum seekers and refugees who try to reach its shores by boat. It insists they will never be able to resettle in Australia, so over the years has sent many to privately run "processing centres" it funds on Nauru and in Papua New Guinea.
    Groups working with families on Nauru paint a brutal picture of life for children on the island. Many have lived most of their life in detention, with no idea of what their future will be.

    The trauma they have endured, coupled with poor - and often dangerous conditions - contribute to a sense of hopelessness. [more]

    [With the bad drought there, i'm sure many Aussies can relate]


  5. [our pollution engulfing us]
    Mexico authorities declare health emergency for trash buildup in Acapulco

    He blamed the city for not properly collecting the garbage and said the decision to take precautionary cleaning measures came from Governor Hector Astudillo Flores. The actions were taken in an effort to avoid having to close down schools, restaurants, houses and retail shops. [wool gee, wah wood-at be?]

    The health secretary told reporters that officials from the ministry of health visited various parts of Acapulco and found that 40 percent of the area’s population didn’t have garbage collection service, which led to the accumulation of trash. [more; OH!]

    [dump it in front of the rich people's homes - see how fast it disappears then - or do it like Japan - just dump it in the ocean!]

    Bankers And Tech Executives Know The Collapse Of Society Is Coming And Are Feverishly Prepping For It

    While most of the general population has been lulled into a false sense of security, bankers and tech executives are spending millions upon millions of dollars to prepare for the collapse of society. [more; oh man - they really don't understand EXTINCTION]

    [the way things are going, i'll be surprised we make it to year end]

    Inquest: Cranberries singer O'Riordan drowned after drinking

    [today's addition to Celebrity Death notices]
    The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking, a coroner's inquest concluded Thursday.[more]
    [now, if you listen to the news clip, it says the cause of death wasn't immediately available - hmmmm]

    New video shows school cop Scot Peterson hiding as gunman shoots Parkland students


    The failure to act by former school deputy Scot Peterson was put on display Wednesday before the Florida state commission investigating the Parkland school shooting, as commissioners watched a surveillance video of his actions against an animation showing the shooter's movements through the school.

    The video shows Peterson taking up a position 69 feet from the door of the 1200 building, where the murders were taking place. Meanwhile, Peterson made radio calls for intersections to be blocked, which members of the commission said was precisely the wrong idea when an active shooter was busy killing people. [more; hey, did we ever get any answers to the LA shootings?]

    [wool HIGH, wahl wurr at-it - this just in]
    Cincinnati police investigating active shooter situation

  6. here's a sad one......

    so whether this was a JJFH or not will never be known.

    Hope everyone is doing well. ~Fran

  7. [update]
    Delta Fire north of Redding burns 15,000 acres in first 9 hours

    The fire has closed Interstate 5 and is causing evacuations 24 miles north of Redding, California. [more]

    [so, naturally]
    Wildfire smoke map, September 6, 2018


    What happens when the junkiest stocks in the casino - and the only thing holding up the casino - all implode at the same time? We're about to find out. As long as insolvent pot stocks don't roll over, this will all be fine. Bong hits all around... [more]

    [the Big Stuff makin' an appearance]
    7.8 earthquake recorded near Suva, Fiji

    [from our Now Dat's Wutt AHM Tawkin' About! segment]
    New study finds 1 in 4 Americans and nearly half of millennials deleted Facebook after censorship and privacy scandals

    [anonymous tweet]
    They use your microphones to listen to you and your webcam to spy on you.

    Would you be retarded enough to let your kids be on there?

    No you wouldn't.

    No one would.

    So give them the right example! #DeleteFacebook [more]

    Submerged Risks Haunt Low-Level Airports

    the main risk to airports isn’t that they’ll be permanently submerged. Instead, it’s that elevated waters and more extreme storms cause flooding that had previously happened only rarely to become a regular threats, necessitating increased capital spending on prevention measures and pushing up insurance premiums. [more]

    Trump’s rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard – “Our state is beholden to coal. Our politicians are beholden to coal. Meanwhile, our people are being poisoned.”


  8. Hey Fran, glad you're still with us. Yeah, O'Riordan had a wonderful voice.

    Delta Jet-Engine Failure at 18,000 Feet Draws U.S. Safety Probe

    U.S. safety regulators are investigating an engine failure on a Delta Air Lines Inc. jet that forced pilots to shut down the turbine and return to Atlanta shortly after takeoff.

    The accident occurred Wednesday on a Boeing Co. 757-200 bound for Orlando, Florida, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday on Twitter. [more; many other examples listed]

    JFK airport: Passengers on quarantined Emirates flight from Dubai had flu, tests show

    [Hey Mike, looks like you're gonna have new neighbors.]
    Facebook to eat up big chunk of Austin's second downtown, sources say

    This comes as Facebook eats up even more space downtown in a new tower called Third + Shoal. [more]

    [oh great, robots with attitude]
    Robots can develop prejudices just like humans

    In a fascinating study by researchers at Cardiff University and MIT, we learn that robots can develop prejudices when working together. The robots, which ran inside a teamwork simulator, expressed prejudice against other robots not on their team. In short, write the researchers, “groups of autonomous machines could demonstrate prejudice by simply identifying, copying and learning this behavior from one another.”

    The researchers found the prejudice was easy to grow in the simulator, a fact that should give us pause as we give robots more autonomy. [more]