Thursday, September 6, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-05

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

2018-09-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame and kills baby girl at toll plaza in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "A girl was on Wednesday burnt to death in a commercial bus gutted by fire at the Lekki-Epe Expressway tollgate. It was gathered that the fire was caused by electrical faults in the engine. A source said the kid’s mother, who was carrying her younger sibling, ran out of the bus without her. It was learnt that other passengers also jumped out, leaving the girl behind. The source told The Nation that the child was burnt beyond recognition, adding that the body was handed over to the State Environmental Health Management Unit (SEHMU). 'The bus was totally burnt. Even its tyres were burnt. They said the child’s mother was carrying another baby. As soon as the fire started, she ran out with a baby and forgot the other one.'"

2018-09-05 - Six heavy trucks and highway department building destroyed by fire in Poplar Bluff (Missouri):

Quote: "The building itself is destroyed. They lost six trucks - five dump trucks and one trailer truck. Fire marshals were on the scene last night and id not find anything suspicious."

2018-09-05 - Recycling center erupts in flame on Chelmsford Road in Great Dunmow (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Wildfire breaks out along I-5, grows quickly to 5,000+ acres, people abandon vehicles, near Redding (California):

Quote: "About 17 semitrailer trucks were abandoned on I-5, and at least four of them were on fire, said Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Foster of the California Highway Patrol’s Mount Shasta office."

2018-09-05 - Wildfire breaks out, grows quickly to 3,000 acres, in Mono County near Bridgeport (California):

2018-09-05 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations in Hyampon (California):

2018-09-05 - Wildfire grows to 46,150 acres in Shasta County (California):

2018-09-05 - Pond found covered with red slime near Doaktown (Canada):

Quote: "Jennifer Meunier and her family hoped to find a good place to fish when they pulled off the highway near Doaktown onto McKean Brook Road, but instead they found a pond covered in a bright red, quivering, bubbling, paint-like substance."

Note: Purple sulfur bacteria bloom? Purple-sulfur bacteria eat hydrogen sulfide and only exist in waters that contain hydrogen sulfide. The water turned pink at a marine bird refuge near coastal Santa Barbara in late 2015, and that was definitely purple-sulfur bacteria, mentioned in the 2015-09-22 update...

2018-09-05 - Home destroyed by explosion(s) and fire at 2:30 AM in the Town of Monroe (New York), 2 killed:

Quote: "Two people died in a fast-moving fire in Orange County overnight Wednesday, after neighbors reported hearing two loud explosions around the same time the fire erupted."

Note: This is the 215th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-09-05 - Ferry ship 'Vesta' damaged by fire at shipyard in coastal Palermo (Italy):

Quote: "In the morning of Sep 5, 2018, a fire broke out aboard the 'Vesta' at the shipyard of Palermo. The ferry was moored at the Foranea dike for maintenance work. The fire broke out in the engine room in a batteries room."

2018-09-05 - Fishing ship 'Jalapadma' bursts into flame near coastal Karwar (India), 1 killed, several injured:

Quote: "A fishing vessel which was returning to Karwar after a good catch caught fire when it was about 20 km from the coast, leading to the death of one fisherman and burn injuries to seven others on Wednesday. There were 26 fishermen on board and they were rescued by other fishing boats which were nearby."

Note: These are the 829th and 830th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-05 - School bus bursts into flame at Franklin Boulevard and Naco Road in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2018-09-05 - School bus bursts into flame in Yapral (India):

Note: These are the 143rd and 144th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 518th and 519th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-09-05 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Lautoka (Fiji Islands):

Note: This is the 520th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-09-05 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on State Route 525 near Lake Serene near Lynnwood (Washington):

Quote: "A semi-truck hauling nine cars caught fire on northbound State Route 525 near Lynnwood Wednesday night, according to the State Patrol. The truck pulled over around 8:15 p.m. near the ramp to Highway 99 in the Lake Serene area."

Note: This is the 63rd car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 ramp in Boise (Idaho):

2018-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-465 in Boone County (Indiana):

2018-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on Highway 199 near Gasquet (California):

2018-09-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at rest area along I-30 near Malvern (Arkansas):

Quote: "Hot Spring Co: I-30 WB left lane is closed mm 91 Rest Area due to a tractor trailer carrying paint that's on fire just W. of Malvern."

2018-09-05 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at industrial park in James City County (Virginia):

Note: These are the 1939th, 1940th, 1941st, 1942nd, 1943rd and 1944th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-05 - Mail truck bursts into flame while parked at facility in Logan (Utah):

2018-09-05 - Ambulance bursts into flame on street, fire spreads to other vehicles, in coastal Alappuzha (India):

Quote: "Four motor bikes, a car, one shop and four autorickshaws also caught fire after the fire quickly spread from the ambulance."

2018-09-05 - Van bursts into flame on the M6 near Carlisle (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Van bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 5 September, 3.44pm Fire in engine compartment of van, M40 southbound between junctions 3 (Loudwater) and 2 (Beaconsfield). One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield and one from High Wycombe attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters gave advice."

2018-09-05 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at auto shop in Jacksonville (Illinois):

2018-09-05 - SUV bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked near motel in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-09-05 - SUV bursts into flame near US 24 in Defiance (Ohio):

2018-09-05 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in Council Bluffs (Iowa):

2018-09-05 - SUV bursts into flame at 6 AM at business in Gravenhurst (Canada):

2018-09-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Storm Lake (Iowa):

2018-09-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at property near Emporia (Kansas):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 near Stevensville (Michigan):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on Wayne Avenue in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on US 30 near Holmes Township (Ohio):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-77 in Raleigh County (West Virginia):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame at 4:11 AM on Darwinia Terrace in Rivett (Australia):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M11 in Cambridgeshire (Britain), some crashes too:

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on Ditchling Road in coastal Brighton (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on Beck Row near Mildenhall (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Car bursts into flame on Mannaberg Way in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Mannaberg Way, Scunthorpe. Wed 5 Sep 2018 19:39 (No:20137) Car fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2018-09-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Castle Street in Salisbury (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Greenwood Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Greenwood Avenue, Hull. Wed 5 Sep 2018 12:10 (No:20098) Fire involving motorcycle. Crews extinguished using one hose reel."

2018-09-05 - Row of golf carts and shelter destroyed by fire at athletic facility in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "A wooden shelter, a big hedge and a row of golf carts caught fire on Tuesday in the parking lot of a large Vancouver golf, tennis and athletic facility."

2018-09-05 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at 3:10 AM at home in Youngstown (Ohio), vacant home burns separately:

Quote: "Crews were called about 3:10 a.m. to 541 W. Warren Ave. and found the garage and car in flames. The homeowner said he driven the car about midnight and had no problems with it."

2018-09-05 - Cars and home destroyed by fire before 2 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "When he walked around some bushes, he saw the garage and cars at the home engulfed in flames."

Quote: "t is unknown what caused the fire, but fire crews believe it started in the garage."

2018-09-05 - Four delivery trucks and pallets go up in flames shortly after 3:30 AM at business, in coastal Lihue (Hawaii):

Quote: "The fire caused smoke damage to the warehouse and four trucks were deemed a complete loss."

Quote: "An early morning fire caused $1.5 million in damage at a wholesale food distributor’s Lihue location. Kauai Fire Department said that a stack of wooden pallets was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 3:30 a.m. at Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. The fire extended into the nearby structure on Aukele Street. Firefighters from three stations got control of the blaze and extinguished it at 4:45 a.m."

2018-09-05 - Motorsports business heavily damaged by fire in Coltrane Mill Road in Archdale (North Carolina):

2018-09-05 - Heating unit bursts into flame at hospital in Whitehall (Wisconsin):

2018-09-05 - AC unit bursts into flame at mansion, fire spreads, mansion destroyed, in Colleton County (South Carolina):

Quote: "Some firefighters called it the largest fire they had ever seen and used water from a nearby lake to fight the fire."

2018-09-05 - AC unit bursts into flame at school, fire spreads to school, in coastal Varachha (India):

2018-09-05 - Rubber plant damaged by fire in Lake Dreamland area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2018-09-05 - Tavern destroyed by fire in coastal Forked River (New Jersey):

2018-09-05 - Strip mall damaged by fire in the wee hours in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-09-05 - Paper factory destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Kya Sand (South Africa):

2018-09-05 - Car wash destroyed by fire at 5:35 AM on Muir Street in Hamilton (Scotland):

2018-09-05 - High-rise government building damaged by deadly fire in Johannesburg (South Africa), 3 firefighters killed:

2018-09-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM in Hermon (Maine):

2018-09-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Brooklyn Park (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-09-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Roanoke (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-09-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Metcalf Pond Road in Fairfield (Vermont), nobody there:

2018-09-05 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire before 2 AM in Bethesda (Maryland), nobody there:

2018-09-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Montgomery County (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-09-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Chetopa (Kansas), nobody there:

2018-09-05 - Home destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM in Maple Ridge (Canada), 6 birds killed:

2018-09-05 - Duplex destroyed by fire on Marrietta Road in Gaffney (South Carolina):

2018-09-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire before 6 AM at Cedar Mills Apartments in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-09-05 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home just after 3 AM at salvage yard near coastal Tampa (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-09-05 - Deadly fire burns home on Belcher Road in Charleston (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-09-05 - Vacant medical building burns at 4 AM in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-09-05 - Boy, 13, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at school in Pietermaritzburg (South Africa):

Quote: "A 13-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool during a physical education lesson at a Pietermaritzburg school on Wednesday. Nthando Mabaso, a grade 6 pupil at Mountain Rise Primary School, was rushed to the Northdale Hospital where he died on arrival."

2018-09-05 - Man found dead in the Mississippi River near Columbia (Illinois):

2018-09-05 - Man, 42, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in Boerne Lake (Texas):

2018-09-05 - Man, 39, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in the water near coastal Atlantic Beach (North Carolina):

2018-09-05 - Man, 51, found dead in High Rock Lake (North Carolina):

2018-09-05 - Man, 58, found dead in New Melones Reservoir (California):

2018-09-05 - Woman, 57, slumps over dead in pickup truck near home in Niwot (Colorado):

2018-09-05 - Person found dead in van on Brookley Road in Jamaica Plain (Massachusetts):

2018-09-05 - Man, 39, found dead in jail cell in Shirley (Massachusetts):

2018-09-05 - Boy, 16, found dead in Cavayere Lake near the town of Carcassonne (France):

2018-09-05 - Boy, 13, found dead in pond in Gurugram (India):

2018-09-05 - Boy, 9, found dead in canal near Vajir Kheda (India):

2018-09-05 - Man found dead near train station in Oldham (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Man, 37, drops dead in hotel hours after getting married, in Linton (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Woman, 35, found dead at Abbots Pool in Abbots Leigh (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Man in his 40s found dead in canal at Victoria Quays in Sheffield (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Reykjavik (Iceland):

Quote: "An Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles to London made an unscheduled stop in Reykjavik, Iceland last night after a passenger fell ill. Flight NZ2 was just off the southeast coast of Greenland en route to Heathrow Airport when it changed course to make for Keflavik Airport in the Icelandic capital."

2018-09-05 - Woman, 74, has chest pain on cruise ship near coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "The 74-year-old woman was taken to Staten Island University Hospital conscious and alert. She was suffering from chest pain."

2018-09-05 - Crewmember strokes out on fishing ship at 1:55 AM in coastal Plettenberg Bay (South Africa):

Quote: "On Sep 5, 2018, at 01.55 a.-m. the NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew was activated following a request for medical assistance from the 'Active' reporting a crew member onboard suffering a suspected stroke (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident)."

2018-09-05 - Man has 'medical issue' at 11:30 PM, car crashes, on Lake Avenue in Rochester (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man is recovering after police say he had a medical issue before crashing in Rochester. It happened on Lake Avenue near Winchester Street around 11:30 p.m."

2018-09-05 - Passenger plane hit by engine failure, plane returns to Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-09-05 - Twin-engine plane makes emergency landing at airport in West Chicago (Illinois), landing gear problem:

2018-09-05 - Small plane crashes near Jean (Nevada), 1 killed:

2018-09-05 - Small plane crashes near high school in Highland Springs (Virginia), engine failure:

2018-09-05 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Highway 17 Bypass near Highway 544 near coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-09-05 - Helicopter crashes into roof of factory in Plzen (Czech Republic), 4 killed:

2018-09-05 - Unoccupied 'ghost train' takes off and slams into SUV in Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "Investigators are currently trying to find out how the train started moving in the first place."

2018-09-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into bluff, bursts into flame, on I-40 near Baxter (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-09-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 near Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2018-09-05 - SUV veers over centerline, hits dump truck head-on, fire erupts, near Sammamish (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-09-05 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits car, fire erupts, in Greene County (Ohio), 2 lightly injured:

2018-09-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-09-05 - Car veers off road at 6:30 AM, hits pole, in Athol (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

Quote: "State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Athol Police are investigating the cause of the crash and are examining the possibility that the victim may have suffered a medical incident before the collision, police said."

2018-09-05 - Naked man in his 40s walks around in coastal Ucluelet (Canada):

2018-09-05 - Large sinkhole opens and damages two homes in coastal New Port Richey (Florida):

2018-09-05 - Sinkhole opens on street in Oxford (Britain):

2018-09-05 - Staircase collapses at building in Kolkata (India), 1 injured:

2018-09-05 - Woman, 28, goes into cardiac arrest after being pulled from swimming pool, in critical condition, on the island of Ibiza (Spain):

2018-09-05 - Woman, 56, has 'medical condition' in Lake Michigan, in critical condition, at beach in Beverly Shores (Indiana):

Quote: "A 56-year-old Texas woman was in critical condition after suffering an undetermined medical condition Wednesday while swimming in Lake Michigan just offshore of Lake View Beach."

2018-09-05 - Man, 60, has 'medical emergency' while coming down Mount Cardigan (New Hampshire):

Quote: "A 60-year-old Massachusetts hiker was carried off Cardigan Mountain Wednesday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency, state Fish and Game officials said."

2018-09-05 - Man, 47, goes missing while scuba diving near coastal Rockport (Massachusetts):

2018-09-05 - Mount Veniaminof erupts near the coast south of Anchorage (Alaska):

2018-09-05 - Typhoon Jebi causes heavy damage across Japan, 9+ killed, 200+ injured:

Quote: "At least nine people have died and more than 200 injured after Typhoon Jebi swept across part of the main island. Thousands of people were left stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight and more than one million households remained without power this morning."

2018-09-05 - Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border:

2018-09-05 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 76 people, 75 more missing, in North Korea:

2018-09-05 - Incurable and drug-resistant deadly superbug colonizing hospitals across the globe:


  1. Mornin' all. So Burt Reynolds died "unexpectedly" from a heart attack at 82. I'm including him in our growing list of celebrity dead.

    Burt Reynolds’ family says death was 'unexpected'

    The 11th Hour: 8 Examples Of Mainstream Media Sources Warning Us Of Imminent Economic Disaster

    now the mainstream media is beginning to sound just like The Economic Collapse Blog. The coming crisis is so close now that a lot of them are starting to see it, and of course economic disaster is already a reality for much of the rest of the planet. [more]

    Friday, 7 September 2018

    The Pacific Ring on Fire

    Fiji earthquake: Pacific islands ROCKED by HUGE 7.8 magnitude earthquake

    A HUGE earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji. The powerful 7.8 magnitude tremor hit 66 miles east of the Fijian capital of Suva at 4.39pm BST (3.49am Friday local time). [more]

    [contains this embedded story]
    Ecuador Earthquake: Quito and Guayaquil hit by earth tremor in ring of fire

    THREE major earthquakes have hit South America within just one hour, including a massive 6.3 magnitude tremor which hit Ecuador’s capital Quito. [more]

    Hurricane Florence could hit the East Coast & be the worst disaster in USA history

    [the headline is a bit hyperbolic]

    Paul Beckwith on the 2018 Arctic sea ice melt season
    There is more to come

    Arctic Sea Ice Melt Patterns and Analysis [2 videos]

    An Arctic sea ice update - 09/06/2018 [~ 2.5 hr Margo video]

    Passengers fall ill on TWO flights from Europe to Philadelphia

    Passengers and crew on two flights arriving in Philadelphia from Europe on Thursday were screened by medical teams after 12 people aboard became ill with flu-like symptoms, a day after a similar outbreak on a flight from Dubai to New York. [more]

    At least 12 killed in Ethiopia landslide triggered by heavy rain

    10,000 hit by floods in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

    Trump eases U.S. methane rules as Colorado claims its own work

    The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support. [more]

    We asked 11 climate scientists where they’d live in the U.S. to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

    [so far this year] As of July 9, six storms have each generated at least $1 billion in losses.

    The following cities were recommended by climatologists as some of the least vulnerable to disaster.

    Tulsa, Oklahoma, Boulder, Colorado,
    San Diego, California, Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, Sacramento, California, Charlotte, North Carolina, Portland, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Anywhere but Hawaii. [more]

  2. Notice where Burt Reynolds died? Coastal Jupiter, Florida. A man died while diving in Jupiter on the same day too:

    I'd bet Burt Reynolds had been in the water not long before he died too - at the beach, in a swimming pool, or in the shower.

  3. That's what I thought when I saw FLORIDA - let alone a specific town.

    {Let's take a look at some recent headlines (links at site)]

    News Links, September 7, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Global PMIs Show Synchronized Slowdown Underway

    President Trump hints to WSJ that trade fight with Japan could be next

    American Shoppers to Be Hit Harder Than Chinese by Tariff War

    The Next Great Crash Is Coming (Robert Reich)

    U.S. trade deficit soars nearly 10% on record imports

    China to Play Waiting Game as U.S. Trade Pain Worsens: Deutsche

    GlaxoSmithKline cuts 650 jobs nationwide, including 100 in Research Triangle Park [won't affect phony unemployment #s]

    Bitcoin Falls Below $6,500 in Global Sell-Off

    The dirtiest place at the airport is in the security line, study says

    Flooding Causes Massive Delays at O'Hare, Closes Surrounding Roads [we were just reading about flooded airports yesterday]

    Turkey begins constructing site for Russian missile system — despite US warnings

    No decision on S-400 as US, India sign key defense agreement

    Iraq Is Facing A Major Internal Crisis

    Israeli Army Admits to Arming Syria Rebels, Then Censors Story

    Marines Begin Amphibious Landing Exercises In Sweden Ahead Of Massive NATO War Games [maybe they can help keep the migrants in check]

    One Year After Calling Idlib "Al Qaeda's Largest Safe Haven Since 9/11," the US Govt is Trying to Save it

    Killer robots: Fully autonomous 'mobile intelligent entities' coming to the battlefields of the future

    Migration – the 'mother of all problems'

    Anti-migrant mood boosts far-right party in Swedish election

    The Coming Collapse Of U.S. Shale Oil Production

    Shale Plays Will Not Cause the Next Financial Crisis [contrary to an article posted recently - linked @ site]

    OPEC Head: Global Oil Demand To Hit 100 Million Bpd This Year

    Russia's Huge Natural Gas Pipeline To China Nearly Complete

    Coal does not have an economic future in Australia

    [continued below]

  4. CDC reports 30 more cases of illnesses linked to Kellogg's tainted cereal

    Meat testing: A fifth of samples reveal unspecified animals' DNA (UK)

    Nearly four million British children are too poor to eat healthily, study finds

    1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

    The inherent dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

    Sales of glyphosate sink to 13-year low in Germany

    Eight bird species are first confirmed avian extinctions this decade

    What You Need to Know About Health Hazards After a Flood
    Cases of West Nile fever in Italy soar

    New Ebola virus found in bats, potential to infect humans

    Justice Department says probing social media companies for stifling 'free exchange of ideas'

    Facebook exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone in the last year, says study

    Goodbye Facebook? Why some small businesses are quitting the social network

    Facebook is having one of its worst quarters since going public. One trader sees more trouble ahead

    Google Notifies People Targeted by Secret FBI Investigation [!]

    Ellsberg Says Assange, as a Journalist, Can't Be Tried Under Espionage Act (video interview)

    Amazon's accounting system for sellers crashes a day after search malfunction

    We Are Being Played (Caitlin Johnstone on the NYT opinion piece)

    Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded passengers from airport

    Dramatic photos reveal chaotic aftermath of typhoon in Japan

    Japan announces first death from 2011 nuclear disaster

    Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Hokkaido

    Japanese nuclear station on emergency power after quake revives Fukushima memories

    Japan government says quake-hit Hokkaido's main power plant damaged

    Japan trade minister says will take a week to restore power across Hokkaido

    Rubella Spreading at Faster Pace in Japan

    Swine Fever Crops Up Again in E. China, But Lid on Disease, Agro-Ministry Says

    China 'nearing mass production' of J-20 stealth fighter after engine problems ironed out

    Plutocracy Now!
    The United States today qualifies as a plutocracy – on a number of grounds, and it is having a profound impact on the media, education and think tanks–indeed on the whole of society.

    Big tech has become more powerful than the Senate, says NYU's Scott Galloway

    US Factory Orders Tumble In July As War-Spending Slumps

    Soaring bankruptcy rates signal a 'coming storm of broke elderly,' study finds

    PhD student killed in Chicago hours after arriving in city

    Gov't Spends $18 Billion On Jobs Programs, But Can't Tell If They Work

    What Does Full Employment Mean? Recession Dead Ahead...But This Time With a Twist!

    Xanax Use Among Teens Skyrockets As Benzos Overtake Opioids

    Planes, tanks and helicopters: Equipment shortfalls are hurting the Guard's readiness, leaders say

  5. Delta Fire, updated information, September 7, 2018

    Fire officials said Friday morning that the Delta Fire 24 miles north of Redding, California has grown to 24,558 acres, an increase of more than 2,000 acres since Thursday.

    While the fire is steadily growing, it is moving at a much slower rate than it did the day it started, Wednesday, when it burned over 15,000 acres in the first nine hours. [more]

    NEW - Hurricane Florence to be CAT 5 - NHC [~ 5 min. MrMBB333 video; next 5 are previous ones, all good information and great pics]

    Wildfire season isn’t finished in California yet: New fires grow quickly and trigger evacuations near Redding, Bridgeport, Hyampon across Shasta County

    The wildfire season has no end in California as new fires breaks out and grow rapidly across the state. Firefighters are battling a new round of wildfires in California even as battles against earlier fires continue to wind down. [more]

    The 3rd major quake to strike the Pacific Ring Of Fire in the last 36 hours rocks Ecuador coronal activity on our Sun suggests more to come?

    BOOM! Massive mag 7.8 rocks Fiji after mag 6.7 strikes Japan yesterday...Pacific ring still very active after August record haul

    US no longer appeals to ex-pats as lack of health care and safety concerns drag "exceptional nation" down

    [real proud of my grandson for figuring it out and DOING something about it at 19]

    Tesla shares dip after Elon Musk smokes a joint on the Joe Rogan show

    Tesla shares crashed 8% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker's chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking marijuana on a live web show. [more]

    [shee-it, in Silly-con vowy day micra-dose LSD mahn - wahn-chu chill]

    Stargate? Saturn sprouts another weird hexagon

    [some bizarre shit, there]

    Mystery boom creates scare in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

    "We heard a loud noise that lasted for a few seconds. [more; not an earthquake]

    [from yesterday]
    Picture of the Day

    Large waterspout and lightning off Feodosia, Crimea peninsula, Russia. Sept 6th 2018. [wow!]

    Photos show unexplained cattle mutilation in Australia - Dead cows found in paddock with udders, ears and tongues removed

    A north Queensland couple has been left baffled by a bizarre finding on their property, which seems like something straight from a horror film.

    Warning: This story contains images and content that some readers may find disturbing.

    Local veterinarian David Lemmon said in his 40 years working in the industry, often with livestock, he had never heard of or seen anything like it. [more]

  6. [Nature jus' completely fuckin' widis na]

    This dog's ear looks exactly like its face — and it's a mind-boggling optical illusion—-and-its-a-mind-boggling-optical-illusion/ar-BBN0hp2

    Celebrities react to Mac Miller's passing at 26

    Mac Miller passed away at age 26 in his home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley on Sept. 7, 2018, of a suspected drug overdose. [more; they always say that]

    [from Airplane - It's comin' right at us!]
    Florence's lull not expected to last. Meanwhile, two more storms are gaining steam

    Florence continued to weaken overnight, but National Hurricane Center forecasters said early Friday the lull is unlikely to last: in the next four to five days the tropical storm could roar back as a major hurricane. [more; MrMBB333 says it'll be a cat 5]