Friday, September 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-13

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

2018-09-13 - Deadly fire burns garage at townhome at 12:42 AM near coastal Everett (Washington), man dies in car, 6 injured:

Quote: "Investigators say the fire at 127th Street Southeast and Third Avenue was reported at 12:42 a.m. Thursday. When fire crews arrived, flames were coming out of the garage and most of the family was already standing outside. Firefighters said the fire, which was contained to the garage, was mostly under control within about 20 minutes, but a 29-year-old man was found dead inside a car."

2018-09-13 - Around 60-100 homes destroyed by at least 35 explosions and fires along the Merrimack River in Lawrence (Massachusetts), 1+ killed, several injured:

Quote: "Multiple injuries have been reported and 60 to 100 homes are on fire in the Merrimack Valley, north of Boston, according to police."

Quote: "Fire and explosion investigators with the Massachusetts State Police are responding to reports of multiple structural fires in Lawrence, Massachusetts, following explosions. Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said there are so many fires 'you can't even see the sky.'"

Quote: "Lawrence General Hospital said it was treating 10 victims with injuries related to the fires, including at least two of whom were in critical condition. Several firefighters were reportedly among the injured."

Quote: "Lawrence Police confirmed that a man has died from injuries sustained during the series of gas explosions across the Merrimack Valley, north of Boston Thursday."

Quote: "Officials said Leonel Robson, 18, was killed when the house at 35 Chickering St. exploded, and its chimney toppled onto the vehicle in which he was sitting."

Note: Huh, never had to deal with something like this in terms of residential explosions. Had lots of instances where one home explodes and destroys a bunch of other homes too, and I counted those as one explosion, since it was just one explosion, albeit with a lot of collateral damage. This is the first time where a BUNCH of homes have exploded separately like this though. I guess, to be consistent, I have to count it as 35 residential explosions, since that's actually what happened. So these are the 219th-253rd residential explosions in 2018. Also, this could be another one of those kinds of events that we haven't seen before that might very well happen again now that we've seen it happen once. I certainly wouldn't rule that out...

2018-09-13 - High-rise building under construction heavily damaged by fire in coastal New Taipei City (Taiwan):

Quote: "A massive inferno broke out in a 24-story building in New Taipei City last night (Sept. 13) on the 16th and 17th floors and soon spread to the 15th floor all the way to the top floor of the tower."

2018-09-13 - Auto salvage yard fire breaks out in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Note: This is at least the fifth or sixth salvage yard fire in Philadelphia in the last month...

2018-09-13 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-09-13 - Scientists urge immediate, decisive action to tackle deoxygenation in the oceans:

Note: Oceanic anoxia - and the consequences of it - may be the single biggest threat to human existence, so I understand the desire to fix the problem. However, it's not just *a* problem. Warmer waters naturally hold less oxygen, so we'd have to stop the oceans from warming and, in fact, we'd need to undo all the oceanic warming that has already occurred. Since some of the warming is very likely coming from below, and we have zero control over that, and since the warming from above is now stuck in an unstoppable and accelerating feedback loop, I don't see how it's realistically possible to re-oxygenate the oceans to any meaningful degree no matter what we do and regardless of how dire the need to do so is. And th-th-th-th-that's all, folks!

2018-09-13 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire near Lafayette (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "Earlier this year, Ward's husband died at the same residence when a brush fire got out of control."

2018-09-13 - Home explodes on Lakeshore Sites Road near Lake Stamford (Texas), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 254th and 255th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-09-13 - Private oil terminal damaged by fire in coastal Port Qasim, Karachi (Pakistan):

2018-09-13 - Wildfire grows to 58,427 acres near Lakehead (California), I-5 closed again:

2018-09-13 - Wildfire grows to 20,000 acres and causes evacuations in Juab County (Utah):

2018-09-13 - Fishing trawler 'Kapitan Bogomolov' damaged by deadly fire near coastal Dakhla (Morocco), 2 killed:

Quote: "A fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Kapitan Bogomolov' on Sep 11, 2018, at 10.05 a.m. The trawler was moored alongside the reefer 'Saronic Breeze' (IMO: 9041540) at Dakhla anchorage. The fire was extinguished by the crew by 11 a.. Two crew members died in fire fighting."

Note: This is the 845th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-13 - School bus bursts into flame on Route 130 in Westville (New Jersey):

Note: This is the 148th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 533rd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-09-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at business in Erie County (Ohio):

2018-09-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after midnight on the I-610 North Loop in Houston (Texas):

2018-09-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 67 in St. Francois County (Missouri):

2018-09-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on KY 121 near Cunningham (Kentucky):

2018-09-13 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Grimsby. Thu 13 Sep 2018 17:44 (No:20632) One JCB totally destroyed by fire. Two BA and two hose reels in use."

Note: These are the 1991st, 1992nd, 1993rd, 1994th and 1995th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-13 - Heavy truck bursts into flame in the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-09-13 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the M65 near Blackburn (Britain):

2018-09-13 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Chena Marina area near Fairbanks (Alaska):

2018-09-13 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Lincoln Lane in Bullhead City (Arizona):

2018-09-13 - RV bursts into flame at RV business in Reno (Nevada):

2018-09-13 - RV bursts into flame on Jerome Road in Mohave Valley (Arizona):

2018-09-13 - RV bursts into flame on Southwest Allen Boulevard in Beaverton (Oregon):

Note: These are the 416th, 417th, 418th, 419th and 420th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-13 - Van bursts into flame while parked at pet store in Salisbury (Maryland):

2018-09-13 - School van bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in Pacharia (India):

Quote: "According to locals, the van was parked at its usual location after it dropped all the students to their respective houses. 'At night, it suddenly caught fire,' the local said."

2018-09-13 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark, fire spreads to two more vehicles, in coastal Cleveleys (Britain):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at L'Auberge Casino, 4 other vehicles damaged too, on River Road in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business, fire spreads to business, in Wallingford (Connecticut):

Quote: "A Route 150 business was damaged after a car fire spread to the building Thursday morning. The incident was reported just after 10 a.m. at Katie’s Construction, 22 N. Turnpike Road. Deputy Fire Chief Joe Czentnar said the fire started in a car and spread to the building’s overhang."

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked in auto shop in Wallington (New Jersey):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame inside tunnel near the Capitol Campus in coastal Olympia (Washington):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 101 in Monterey County (California):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame at Starbucks in Brentwood (California):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 299 west of Willow Creek (California):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 99 near Lodi (California):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame on Southwest Freeway exit ramp to the Gulf Freeway in Houston (Texas):

2018-09-13 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Seria (Brunei):

2018-09-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on I-635 in Kansas City (Kansas), big rig overturns separately:

2018-09-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame at gas station along the A3 near Guildford (Britain):

2018-09-13 - Five barns go up in flames in Locke (New York):

Quote: "Fire spread to five barns Thursday afternoon at a farm in the town of Locke."

2018-09-13 - Barn destroyed by fire before 6 AM in Ardmore (New Zealand):

2018-09-13 - Tree stump ignites on Grove Lane in Waltham (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Grove Lane, Waltham. Thu 13 Sep 2018 11:34 (No:20618) Tree stump on fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2018-09-13 - Four outbuildings and a trailer go up in flames in Littlerock (California), 3 horses killed:

2018-09-13 - Three buildings and four businesses destroyed by massive fire in New Kensington (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-13 - Home damaged by fire in Avon (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-09-13 - Home damaged by fire in Lexington County (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-09-13 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire shortly before 1 AM in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-09-13 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Peoria (Illinois):

2018-09-13 - Townhomes under construction devastated by massive fire at 5:25 AM in Wallingford area in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-09-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Dayton (Ohio), 2 killed:

2018-09-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM in El Paso (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-09-13 - Vacant business burns at 4 AM in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-09-13 - Two children found dead in pond in Walia (Bangladesh):

2018-09-13 - Boy, 15, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Zarqa (Jordan):

2018-09-13 - Man, 40, found dead in Ft. Loudon Lake (Tennessee), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "A Louisville man's body was found Thursday in Ft. Loudoun Lake after a fisherman found an unoccupied boat near Carl Cowan Park in Knox County. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the boat contained food, fishing gear and still had keys in the ignition."

2018-09-13 - Man, 39, found dead in canal near golf course in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

2018-09-13 - Woman, 76, found dead in the water near marina on Buffalo Springs Lake (Texas):

Quote: "Sheppard was said to have suffered some sort of medical issue and was from Lubbock, Sims said."

2018-09-13 - Man found dead in Buffalo Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2018-09-13 - Woman has 'medical episode' in car in garage at home, fire erupts, woman dies, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "A woman has died after a possible medical episode led to a garage fire Thursday in North Las Vegas, according to a fire official. Firefighters and police officers responded just after noon to a home in the 3400 block of Herring Gull Lane, near Aliante Parkway and Grand Teton Drive, on reports of tires screeching in a garage. North Las Vegas Fire says they arrived to find a fire in the garage, with a woman in her car unconscious and unresponsive. Firefighters were able to put out the fire and get the woman out of the car. Investigators learned the car had hit the hot water heater, which they believe sparked the fire. The woman's husband and a UPS driver tried to pull her from the car, but the fire got too hot for them, according to a fire official. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she later died."

2018-09-13 - Woman drops dead in alley near home in Huntington (West Virginia):

2018-09-13 - Man in his 20s found dead in the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-09-13 - Person found dead on trail near the Spokane River in Spokane (Washington):

2018-09-13 - Man, 24, found dead in bathroom at Ford plant in Sterling Heights (Michigan):

2018-09-13 - Person drops dead in TSA screening area at LAX in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-09-13 - Person found dead in bayou in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-09-13 - Man, 66, found dead in submerged pickup truck in canal in Fruita (Colorado):

2018-09-13 - Man found dead on sidewalk on York Street in Newport (Ohio):

2018-09-13 - Man found dead on trail at White Sands National Monument (New Mexico):

2018-09-13 - Boy, 15, has 'medical incident' and goes into cardiac arrest at school, dies shortly later, in Ormeau (Australia), 5 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A Gold Coast high school student has died after suffering a 'serious medical incident' in class. The Year 10 student collapsed and paramedics were called to Ormeau Woods State High School around 11.35am on Thursday. CPR was performed and the 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition but later died. It's been reported the child was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived."

2018-09-13 - Man found dead in pond in Nagaon (India):

2018-09-13 - Person has 'medical emergency' in military plane, plane makes emergency landing in Cahokia (Illinois):

Quote: "The landing came after a medical emergency on a military G650 plane carrying one passenger and a pilot."

2018-09-13 - Driver has 'medical emergency' at 7:10 AM, tractor trailer crashes into median, on I-15 near Miramar (California):

Quote: "A big rig crash on south Interstate 15 near Miramar early Thursday morning left commuters with a slow drive and prompted officials to open up the freeway’s FasTrak lanes to all motorists. The driver of the big rig apparently suffered a medical emergency and crashed into the center divide around 7:10 a.m., south of Mira Mesa Boulevard, authorities said."

2018-09-13 - Man has 'medical condition', pickup crashes off road, in St. George (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Ford pickup truck was traveling west on Red Hills Parkway and had just passed through the intersection of 1000 East at about 4:15 p.m. when the man driving the vehicle suffered an unknown medical condition and started to drive into oncoming traffic, St. George Police officer Ken Childs said."

2018-09-13 - Woman has 'medical emergency' in car in traffic in Victorville (California):

Quote: "A medical emergency led to quick action taken by Victorville deputies on Thursday afternoon. At around 2:30 p.m. deputies responded to the report of a sedan stopped in the eastbound traffic lane on La Paz Drive just west of Valley Center Drive. 'When they arrived, they located the female driver inside suffering from an unknown medical emergency,' said Victorville Sheriff’s Station Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez."

2018-09-13 - Man has 'medical episode', car overturns, in coastal Currumbin (Australia):

Quote: "A man is lucky to have escaped serious injury after a car rollover on the Gold Coast overnight. The accident happened on Duringan Street in Currumbin just after 5.30pm. Queensland Ambulance said the driver of the vehicle is believed to have suffered a suspected medical episode."

Note: About 28 miles from where the 15-year-old boy had a 'medical incident' at school and died in Ormeau on this day...

2018-09-13 - US military C-130 Hercules transport plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland), engine failure:

2018-09-13 - Small plane crashes at airport in Spanish Fork (Utah), 2 lightly injured:

2018-09-13 - Small plane crash-lands in swamp in Soldotna (Alaska), engine failure:

2018-09-13 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field south of Chillicothe (Missouri), engine failure:

2018-09-13 - Tractor trailer blows tire, veers off road, crashes into two tractors, in Sealy (Texas):,79730

2018-09-13 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 1:30 AM, plunges into water, on the St. Lewis Causeway near coastal Mary's Harbour (Canada), 3 injured:

2018-09-13 - Car veers across median, hits car head-on, in coastal Shoreline (Washington), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-09-13 - Landslide causes damaging wave at coastal Shipwreck Beach on the island of Zakynthos (Greece), 7 injured:

Quote: "One moment, tourists were sunning themselves in the sand of Shipwreck Beach, or taking in the massive rock formation while bobbing in the remote cove in western Greece. Then there was an 'almighty cracking sound,' in the words of one vacationer, as a section of limestone broke off from the cliffside. The ensuing landslide rained rocks on terrified tourists and caused a large wave that capsized small boats in what is usually a peaceful cove. In all, seven people were injured in the hail of rocks, including a 34-year-old woman from the Czech Republic who suffered a fractured vertebra, according to the Associated Press."

2018-09-13 - Kilometers-long cracks opening in the earth and causing depletion of groundwater reserves in Kerala (India):

2018-09-13 - Man in his 50s found unconscious in swimming pool at home in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-09-13 - Boy, 8, in critical condition after being pulled from swimming pool at resort in coastal Benidorm (Spain):

2018-09-13 - Surfer pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "Citizens reportedly rescued an unconscious surfer Thursday morning in Ventura, fire officials said."

2018-09-13 - Woman collapses on Bessingby Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain), 3600 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Bessingby Road, Bridlington. Thu 13 Sep 2018 19:50 (No:20657) Crews attended to collapsed female in the street. Assisted paramedics with moving patient into ambulance."

2018-09-13 - What could happen in a world that's four degrees warmer?

2018-09-13 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Moses Lake (Washington):

2018-09-13 - Hurricane Florence expected to stall and dump massive amounts of rain on the Carolina Coast:

2018-09-13 - Supertyphoon Mangkhut set to make landfall in northern Cagayan, Luzon (Philippine Islands):

2018-09-13 - Hailstorm damages crops and apple orchards in Budgam and Baramulla (India):

2018-09-13 - Heavy rain, hail and flooding hit parts of Turkey:

2018-09-13 - A record 7 named storms are swirling across the globe – has ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ arrived?

Note: Seems more like two days before the day after tomorrow to me!

2018-09-13 - Mysterious pulsating sky seen high above Lima (Ohio), witness never saw anything like it:

Note: Gonna need Agent Mulder to investigate this one!

2018-09-13 - Boy, 15, decapitates himself with chainsaw after losing computer game, in Tomsk (Russia):


  1. Re-reading your brilliant analysis of the strange goings-on in NM, connecting the dots to past, seemingly innocuous, other phenomena and the passing of the giant brown dwarf that was confirmed about 6 years ago, has underscored my respect for you, Jonny. You're amazing.

    [Kevin finishes the incredible article from yesterday]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.15.18 More Science [~ 36 min.]

    A storm surge four storeys high wind gusts 330 kmh (an incredible 205mh) Super Typhoon Mangkhut slams into the northern Philippines

    It's easily the biggest storm of the year...

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday (Sept 15) with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

    The massive storm, which forecasters have called the strongest typhoon this year, blew down trees, tore off roofs and knocked out power when it made landfall on the island of Luzon in the pre-dawn darkness.

    As it barrelled west toward China across the disaster-prone archipelago, the storm's gusts strengthened up to 330 kilometres per hour but its sustained winds had weakened to 185kmh. [more]

    Saturday, 15 September 2018
    Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits The Philippines

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut Batters The Philippines [source: Forbes]

    An estimated 5 million people — nearly half of them children — are facing threats of strong winds, heavy rains, flooding and landslides as Super Typhoon Mangkhut — known as Ompong in the Philippines — descends on Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.

    With maximum sustained winds of 165 mph, Mangkhut/Ompong is being called a "textbook super typhoon." The storm is expected to produce life-threatening storm surges up to 19 feet along the coastline. [more]

    Mysterious Microbes Turning Polar Ice Pink, Speeding Up Melt [source: Nat. Geo.]

    The riddle of the closing of the solar observatory in New Mexico

    Why did the Solar Observatory in New Mexico close?

    Hal Turner claims to have intelligence sources that say that:

    “ the Solar Observatory was being used by China to SPY on US Missile and other testing activities, at the White Sands Missile testing site, near the Solar Observatory."

    Further, he says:

    "Equipment detected on towers at the Solar Observatory were found to be highly advanced, real-time, spying gear sending all sorts of images, signals intercepts and important telemetry directly to China.

    "Everyone working at the Observatory is likely now under intense National Security Investigation. Everyone who ever installed equipment there is also likely under the same level of investigation.

    "Depending upon what data the Chinese obtained, they could not only defend themselves from our latest missiles, they could NEUTRALIZE our missiles, making it impossible for the US to strike back if we were attacked. The potential breach of national security is at a level described to me as "disastrous." " [more; yeah, sure]

    [more below]

  2. Asian desert dust could be warming Arctic sea surface, confusing satellites — study

    Satellites misread the surface temperature, showing it to be colder than it really is [don't tell SOTT!]

    Warm water under Arctic ice a 'ticking time bomb,' researcher says
    Arctic lakes melting earlier and earlier each year, recent 14-year study shows [more]

    A report from the Antarctic - 09/15/2018

    Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Hits New Record Low [source: Robert Scribbler]

    Today Robert Fanney reported that Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Hits New Record Low for the Day.

    Margo has also done an exhaustive report in which she talks at length about the situation in Antarctica. [~ 68.5 min.]

    This is in addition to a report that I did a couple of weeks ago -

    Antarctic ice at maximum well below average [link]


    The hole in the ozone layer, that we are all told is healing should reach its maximum size in the Antarctic winter.

    However, this short [21 sec.] video shows that this is not happening and it appears to be getting bigger.

    We shall be monitoring this over the next weeks and months. [more]

    [here's a (hot, imho) politician speaking truth to power]
    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Accuses Trump, Pence of Shielding Al-Qaeda in Idlib

    "Two days ago, President Trump and Vice President Pence delivered solemn speeches about the attacks on 9/11, talking about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda's attack on our country. But, they are now standing up to protect the 20,000 to 40,000 al-Qaeda and other jihadist forces in Syria, and threatening Russia, Syria, and Iran, with military force if they dare attack these terrorists," the congresswoman stressed. [more]

    The lies propagandists tell to get support for bombing Syria

    [this is totally expected via meandering jet stream]
    A taste of the future: 'Disbelief' as snow hits and northern Alberta farmers scramble to save crops worth millions

    The snow has seriously affected his canola and wheat crops, certainly downgrading his wheat from grade one or two, to a grade three or the "feed" classification — making their value much less.

    And while he's got to start harvesting his crops, using the heavy machinery to do so will cause huge ruts in the wet ground. This will be a "significant problem" for next year while he gets the fields ready for planting again.

    Even if it warms up soon, he said, the damage to the quality of the crops is done.

    He's often asked if farmers have insurance to cover events like this and he always responds that they do, but their job is to feed people and insurance doesn't cover that. [more]

    Unseen in 35 years: Veteran weather reporter on oceans 'exploding with cyclonic activity'

  3. Bizzy day da-day - cut the grass (firs-tom'n 2 wikes), funeral for a cousin (died in eez slipe coupla wikes-igo, 84).

    Lookin' at ta-day's postin' - 'ts bin a whall since'n a trash truck caught fahr.

    Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least 8 dead [~ 2.5 min. news + text]

    Two people, 100+ animals escape flooded North Carolina animal shelter

    Rescue workers helped two people and over 100 animals escape from a flooded animal shelter in North Carolina on Friday, one of the happier endings to the havoc being wreaked by tropical storm Florence. [more]

    ‘Survivor’ The Kitten Flees Hurricane Florence Floodwater Clinging To Man's Neck‘survivor’-the-kitten-flees-hurricane-florence-floodwater-clinging-to-mans-neck/ar-BBNmUEa

    As of Saturday morning, the storm had left at least 7 people dead and knocked out power to 930,000 homes. [more]

    Judicial Watch exposes more international classified material on Hillary's private server

    Wall Street is, literally, the definition of a Ponzi scheme [Lee Camp]

    So, to rehash, this is a system where you buy into something and the only way you make money is by convincing someone else to buy it. If no one does, then you lose everything. Why does that sound familiar? Oh, I know. It's the dictionary definition of a Ponzi scheme. [more]

    US global biological warfare program enters the spotlight once again

    The US activities violate the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), a legally binding treaty that outlaws biological arms.

    [SOTT] Comment: The US has bio-labs in 25 countries without any international protocol or oversight allowed...this amounts to a license to kill within any population. [more]

    Man killed in shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

    the shark attack happened just after noon about 300 yards south of the beach.

    a man in his mid-20s, succumbed to his injuries following the attack. [more]

    Shark attacks 23-year-old surfer at Hawaii beach

    A young man sitting on an 8-foot surfboard in Oahu on Saturday was attacked by a shark, which bit his elbow and wrist, leaving him to bleed profusely.

    "I just saw the fin going back-and-forth, back-and-forth while he's screaming trying to fight the shark off," he said. [more]

    Mutant calf born with two heads and three eyes stuns owners by surviving in Tamil Nadu, India

    Two elk hunters attacked by bears in Teton Wilderness, Wyoming guide still missing

    Tornado and waterspout hit Southeast Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut

    As the waves grew weaker later Saturday, a tornado moved ashore at the fishing harbor of Shangwu , throwing rafts on land which had escaped the worst of the waves earlier in the day and ripping apart the roofs of homes, the Central News Agency reported. [more]

    [more below]

  4. African swine fever outbreak in Eastern Europe has now spread to Western Europe

    At least two cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been registered in Belgium, as pigs infected with the virus have been found there. It is unclear so far how the disease made its way to Western Europe, after having hurt the agricultural sector in the eastern part of the EU.

    In Romania alone it cost local farms 230,000 pigs, bringing huge losses, according to some estimates reaching almost $12 million. [more]

    BPA-Free plastics are just as harmful to human health

    [from The Wonders of Glyphosate desk]
    Big Food manufacture[r]s are in big trouble

    In August the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its findings of glyphosate contamination found in popular oat-based foods. EWG found that out of 61 conventional and organic food products tested, 48 were contaminated with the potentially carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate. Furthermore, 43 out of 45 conventional food products were contaminated with 31 of them above the EWG 160 parts per billion safe limit. Most major corporate media outlets happily ran with the EWG findings which constituted a move away from typical censorship, or just plain ignoring, of such reports. Perhaps the extended media coverage the EWG findings enjoyed was due to the recent, still buzzing $289M lawsuit loss delivered to Bayer AG-Monsanto in San Francisco due to cancer caused by the company's Roundup herbicide product. ​

    Documents from 2015 and 2016 obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request showed all honey products tested in an FDA-conducted examination contained glyphosate residues. Also in 2016, Food Democracy Now and the Detox Project released their findings of popular American food products and their levels of glyphosate contamination while calling for corporate and regulatory action. The Center for Environmental Health's independent testing also found glyphosate contamination in all tested samples of conventional American cereal products. [more]

    [continued below]

  5. Oregon sues Purdue Pharma, claims it misrepresented OxyContin risks

    Strong heat wave predicted for much of Europe next week

    Mid-range model trends are confirming a new heat wave across Europe next week: temperatures will likely be 8-10°C higher than average for mid to late-September in central, western, eastern, and southeastern Europe. This means temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s again! [more; that's degrees C, folks]

    Hurricane Florence’s 1-in-100-year storm surge breaks all-time records

    Hurricane Florence was only a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale when it struck, but the hurricane’s massive wind field brought a huge storm surge to the coast that broke all-time high-water records as much as 65 years old. Two of the three tide gauges on the south coast of North Carolina that have long-term records going back to 1954 or earlier (Beaufort and Wilmington) had those records fall on Friday, and the other station (Wrightsville Beach) notched its third highest water level on record. Long-term storm surge records like this are very difficult to break, and speak to how large and dangerous Florence’s storm surge has been. The threat from Florence's surge is not over yet, either--the National Hurricane Center was warning on Friday night that Florence's storm surge could still bring water levels up to 12 feet above ground in eastern North Carolina. [more]

    This is how the world ends: Will we soon see Category 6 hurricanes?

    There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm – yet. The highest level – the top of the scale for the most powerful, most devastating hurricane or tropical storm capable of destroying entire cities like New Orleans or New York – is a category 5 storm.

    Meteorologists and scientists never imagined that there would be a need for a category 6 storm, with winds that exceed 200 miles per hour on a sustained basis, sweeping away everything in its path. Until now, such a storm wasn’t possible, so there was no need for a new category above category 5. [more]

    At least 14 dead as Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines – Most powerful storm of 2018 so far targets Hong Kong and Hanoi

    Almost all buildings in the city of Tuguegarao sustained some damage, a government official said, and communications were down in places.

    The storm packed winds of 185km/h (115mph).

    Four million people were in its path, and thousands were evacuated amid warnings of 6m (20ft) storm surges.

    Francis Tolentino, a political adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, said up to 14 people were killed as a result of the storm.

    Two rescuers were killed trying to help people trapped in a landslide. Unverified reports say the body of a young girl was found in the Marikina river, which flows through Manila.

    Faustino Dy, governor of Isabela province, said farmland had been hit and the extent of infrastructure damage was unclear.

    “The damage to our agriculture sector is huge. Our corn fields were flattened,” he said. [more]