Thursday, September 27, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-26

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

2018-09-26 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in Harrison Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Firefighters said they were not able to locate any leaks inside or around the building."

Note: Excellent, probably just some poison gas then. Back to school, kids, it was only poison gas!

2018-09-26 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 7 AM, 25 vehicles burn, in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "As many as 25 vehicles were involved in a large fire Wednesday morning at a salvage yard on Indianapolis' west side. The fire happened at about 7 a.m., in the yard at 4040 Office Park Blvd. Firefighters had trouble getting inside the yard due to a 7,000-volt electric fence."

2018-09-26 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 2 AM, many vehicles burn, in coastal Aradippou on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Quote: "A fire which broke out at a recycling plant early on Wednesday in the industrial area of Aradippou burnt a large number of vehicles destined for recycling before it was brought under control. The fire broke out at 2am and was extinguished with the help of five fire trucks before it reached other areas. It is not yet clear how it started."

2018-09-26 - Gas station ignites and explodes, nearby carpark destroyed too, in Gekhi (Russia):

Quote: "Terrifying footage surfaced from the Chechen town of Gekhi, in southwest Russia, as a gas station caught fire and erupted into a huge explosion last night (September 26). Accordingly to the filmer, the fire started in a petrol station around 7:00pm. He began filming it and accidentally captured the moment of the first explosion. The filmer panicked and started running away immediately, escaping injury despite his close proximity to the blast. However a few minutes later, the fire rose again and triggered a much larger second explosion that completely destroyed the petrol station and an adjacent car park."

2018-09-26 - Garbage warehouse destroyed by massive fire in coastal Gujarat (India):

2018-09-26 - Melting Arctic permafrost is leaking acid and dissolving rocks:

Quote: "The permafrost in the Arctic is leaking acid as it thaws, scientists have discovered. This release, from the water that has been locked up for thousands of years, is causing rocks in the ground to dissolve—a process that could become a major source of atmospheric carbon dioxide."

2018-09-26 - Colder summers and ozone depletion killing off moss forests in East Antarctica:

Quote: "Healthy green moss has turned red or grey, indicating that plants are under stress and dying. This is due to the area drying because of colder summers and stronger winds. This increased desertification of East Antarctica is caused by both climate change and ozone depletion."

Note: That's East Antarctica, which of all the cold places on the planet is doing the best in terms of resisting the warming of the world. Unfortunately, Antarctica itself, on the whole, is losing vast and accelerating amounts of ice due to warming. Neglecting to mention that fact could leave one with the mistaken impression that Antarctica as a whole is getting colder when that's not at all the case...

2018-09-26 - Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the last 25 years:

2018-09-26 - As the Arctic melts, the fabled Northwest Passage opens for cargo ships:

Quote: "When a blue-hulled cargo ship named Venta Maersk became the first container vessel to navigate a major Arctic sea route this month, it offered a glimpse of what the warming region might become: a maritime highway, with vessels lumbering between Asia and Europe through once-frozen seas. Years of melting ice have made it easier for ships to ply these frigid waters. That’s a boon for the shipping industry but a threat to the fragile Arctic ecosystem."

2018-09-26 - Recycling center hit by fire at 3:45 AM, 700 tons of scrap wood burns, in Portland (Oregon):

2018-09-26 - Industrial area erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in coastal Weston-super-Mare (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Brush fire breaks out and shuts down the 15 Freeway in Devore (California):

2018-09-26 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Note: This is the 875th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near airport in coastal Tamuning (Guam):

2018-09-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Nottingham (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A433 in Tetbury (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A21 in Alland (Austria):

Note: These are the 549th, 550th, 551st and 552nd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-09-26 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Toronto (Canada):

2018-09-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Middlebourne (Ohio):

2018-09-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 near Beckley (West Virginia):

2018-09-26 - Three tractors, farm equipment and shed destroyed by fire near Westville (Illinois):

Quote: "Three grain tractor trucks were inside, as well as some farm equipment. All of it is lost, but no one was hurt and the fire was contained to just the shed. The owner didn’t want to go on camera but said this equipment is tough to replace this time of year since it's the harvest season."

2018-09-26 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Pierce (Nebraska):

2018-09-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A429 in Wellesbourne (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on College Road North in Aston Clinton (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 26 September, 3.39pm Articulated lorry trailer on fire, College Road North, Aston Clinton. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used two hose reels, two sets of breathing apparatus, a toolkit, a ladder and a thermal imaging camera."

2018-09-26 - Tractor bursts into flame in Tytherton Lucas (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame at 6:02 AM in Closworth, near Yeovil (Britain):

Note: These are the 2072nd-2082nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-26 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Depot Street in coastal Harwich (Massachusetts):

2018-09-26 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the A289 near Strood (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Heavy truck and two cars destroyed by fire, 3 more vehicles damaged, on Onslow Gardens in South Woodford (Britain):

Quote: "Three fire engines and around 15 firefighters were called to a lorry alight on Onslow Gardens in South Woodford. A drain cleaning lorry and two cars were destroyed by the fire and a further three vehicles were damaged, as well as guttering and the first floor windows of a nearby property. There were no reports of any injuries."

2018-09-26 - Mail truck bursts into flame on street in Forsyth County (Georgia):

2018-09-26 - Ambulance bursts into flame on I-78 near Salisbury Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-26 - Van bursts into flame on the A170 near Brompton-by-Sawdon (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire – A170, Brompton by Sawdon Time of call: 2249 hours A crew from Sherburn has dealt with a fire involving a Fiat Doblo van. Approx 80% of the vehicle was damaged by fire. Crew used 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet and small tools. The cause is unknown."

2018-09-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Loop 410 near airport in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-09-26 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Pasco (Washington):

2018-09-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at the Middletown City Building in Middletown (Ohio):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in garage at home on Eldelen Station Place in La Plata (Maryland):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at credit union in Ferndale (Washington):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at the Albion Dental Clinic in Albion (Nebraska):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame on Route 101 in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame on street near coastal Qualicum Beach (Canada):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Eucalyptus Crescent in Ninderry (Australia), near the coast:

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame at 5:33 AM on Candlebark Close in Nicholls (Australia):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked on recovery truck parked at home, fire spreads to truck, on Oxford Road in Gomersal (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame at 12:08 AM while parked on Crantock Terrace in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark near coastal Chale Bay on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame on Egbury Road in St Mary Bourne (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame in carpark at Tesco in Newmarket (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame on Cinnamon Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame at 5:21 AM on London Road in Stony Stratford (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 26 September, 5.21am Car fire, London Road, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-09-26 - Car bursts into flame on Station Road in Stoke Mandeville (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 26 September, 9.35pm Car fire, Station Road, Stoke Mandeville. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used two hose reels, two sets of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera."

2018-09-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame in the wee hours on Highway 610 near Maple Grove (Minnesota), separate semi crash too:

2018-09-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Fort Austin Avenue in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A38 near Marley Head (Britain):

2017-09-26 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Wolverton Drive in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Electric scooter bursts into flame while parked inside the University of Utah in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2018-09-26 - Electric scooter bursts into flame on Marina Boulevard in coastal Singapore:

2018-09-26 - Auto shop goes up in flames in Birnam (Scotland):

Quote: "Emergency services were called to Birnam Vehicle Services garage in Perth Road, Birnam just before 12.30pm."

2018-09-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in Colleton County (South Carolina):

2018-09-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Surgenor Road in Black Creek (Canada), chickens and goats killed:

2018-09-26 - Pallet fire breaks out on Bishop Alcock Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Bishop Alcock Road, Hull. Wed 26 Sep 2018 20:26 (No:21587) Pallets involved in fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2018-09-26 - Furniture warehouse destroyed by fire in Pontotoc (Mississippi):

2018-09-26 - General store and office destroyed by fire at 2 AM at Hide-A-Way Lakes campground near Yorkville (Illinois):

Quote: "This is the second fire at the campground this week. Oswego Fire officials said fire crews were called to the campground on Sunday morning for a trailer that was found fully engulfed."

2018-09-26 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Fairfield (Ohio):

2018-09-26 - Tire business and 100 tires destroyed by fire on Maidstone Road in Sidcup (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Garage goes up in flames at 2 AM at home on 2nd Street in Huntington (West Virginia):

2018-09-26 - Cabin destroyed by fire near Pine River (Minnesota):

2018-09-26 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Rockcastle County (Kentucky):

2018-09-26 - Home damaged by fire at 5:10 AM in Richmond County (Georgia), nobody there:

2018-09-26 - Home damaged by fire in Maricopa (Arizona), 4 injured:

2018-09-26 - Home damaged by fire at 6 AM in Carrick (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-26 - Home damaged by fire on Pembroke Street in Springfield (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-09-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Golfcrest area in Houston (Texas):

2018-09-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 6 AM in coastal Oakland (California), 1 injured:

2018-09-26 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 6 AM along the Susquehanna River in Lower Windsor Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "The home — which was unoccupied at the time and was for sale — is mere feet away from the Susquehanna River, in the 1500 block of Long Level Road."

2018-09-26 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:20 AM in Worden (Illinois):

2018-09-26 - Deadly fire burns home on Pond Road in Eddington (Maine), 1 killed:

2018-09-26 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Khor al-Hamam (Oman), 10 killed:

2018-09-26 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Moorhead (Minnesota):

2018-09-26 - Vacant building destroyed by fire just after midnight on Lock and Dam Road in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-09-26 - Whale and dolphin wash ashore dead on beaches in coastal East Hampton (New York):

2018-09-26 - Bottlenose whale washes ashore dead in coastal Skagafjörður (Iceland):

Quote: "We have seen a unusually large number of reports of beached bottlenose whales and other deep ocean whales this summer. Scientists have been unable to determine the cause of these deaths. Marine biologists in Norway have also noticed an unusually high number of beached deep ocean whales this summer."

Quote: "Among the deepest diving whales in the world's oceans. Bottlenose whales dive up to 1 km."

2018-09-26 - Two men, 45 and 23, found dead in grain silo in St-Simon-les-Mines (Canada):

2018-09-26 - Two men, 60 and 73, go hunting, both found dead in Lake Winnipeg (Canada):

2018-09-26 - Two women die in the Poonch River near Khanetar (India):

2018-09-26 - Three children die while bathing in pond in Ratanpura Kala (India):

2018-09-26 - Baby boy sickens and dies after exiting passenger plane that departed from coastal Doha (Qatar):

2018-09-26 - Man, 44, found dead in Geist Reservoir near marina near Fishers (Indiana):

2018-09-26 - Man, 42, found dead in wastewater oxidation ditch in Jeffersonville (Indiana):

2018-09-26 - Person found dead on beach at coastal Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story (Virginia):

2018-09-26 - Man, 78, found dead in canal in coastal Port Charlotte (Florida):

2018-09-26 - Man, 69, found dead in submerged car in pond in Orange County (Florida):

2018-09-26 - Man, 23, found dead in the Banana River near coastal Merritt Island (Florida):

2018-09-26 - Man, 56, found dead in lake in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2018-09-26 - Man, 58, drops dead at homeless camp in Oroville (California):

2018-09-26 - Young woman found dead along Sweetlake Camp Road in Cameron Parish (Louisiana):

2018-09-26 - Person found dead in shallow pond in Cass County (Kansas):

2018-09-26 - Man found dead outside apartment building just before 1 AM in Nashville (Tennessee), possible toppler:

Quote: "Police tell FOX 17 News that there was no foul play, it seems that the victim may have fallen out of the fourth floor of the apartment building."

2018-09-26 - Worker dies before 4 AM on scaffolding at fabric store in Hillsboro (Oregon):

Quote: "Hillsboro Fire Department responded to a report of a medical at JoAnn Fabric and Craft at 7270 NE Butler St. shortly after 3:30 a.m. Officials say a worker was on scaffolding and had been unresponsive for about 20 minutes."

2018-09-26 - Person found dead near dog park in Durango (Colorado):

2018-09-26 - Man, 38, found dead at 5:15 AM near East Broadway in Louisville (Kentucky):

2018-09-26 - Man drops dead in home in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-09-26 - Woman found dead near the Arnhem Highway at Lambells Lagoon (Australia):

2018-09-26 - Woman, 83, found dead in canal in coastal Singapore:

2018-09-26 - Woman, 38, found dead near school in coastal Turku (Finland):

2018-09-26 - Man found dead in the water at the Bluebell Lakes near Oundle (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, possibly dies later, plane makes emergency landing in coastal St. John's (Canada):

Quote: "Passenger Bob Burgess of Halifax said the unplanned landing was related to a passenger's death. Lufthansa spokesman Tal Muscal confirmed that the aircraft landed in St. John's for a medical emergency and said a passenger was taken to the hospital, but could not confirm whether a death occurred."

2018-09-26 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing without nose gear in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh), landing gear problem:

Note: Chittagong and Chattogram are the same city, different names. I've always used Chittagong, so for the sake of consistency I continue to do so even if they happen to use Chattogram…

2018-09-26 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing in yard, bursts into flame, in Austin (Arkansas), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, a civilian plane landed in a resident's backyard during an emergency landing. Currently, the plane is on fire with one person inside."

2018-09-26 - Passenger bus hit by brake failure, bus plunges into gorge, in Telangana (India), 55+ killed:

2018-09-26 - Tanker truck overturns in Olive Branch (Mississippi):

2018-09-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-65 near Ardmore (Alabama):

2018-09-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-25 in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-09-26 - Pickup truck veers over centerline at 5:20 AM, hits semi head-on, in Oakland County (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-09-26 - Lamborghini veers off road, hits parked semi and pole, in Billings (Montana), 1 killed:

2018-09-26 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, near Hendersonville (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-09-26 - Three cars crash in Greece (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police believe a medical condition may have played a role in the cause of the crash."

2018-09-26 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures two men in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-09-26 - Several dogs attack and injure boy in Sierra Vista (Arizona), cops shoot dogs dead:

2018-09-26 - Two pit bulls attack and injure man in Arlington (Texas):

Quote: "The 58-year-old lost parts of his ears, his nose and has bite marks on his arms. NBC 5 is not showing the photos of his injuries because they are so severe."

2018-09-26 - More than 20 people stung by Portuguese man-o-war in Waikiki (Hawaii):

2018-09-26 - Alligator attacks and injures dog in Ormond Beach (Florida):

2018-09-26 - Elephants attack and kill woman at Mana Pools National Park (Zimbabwe):

2018-09-26 - Huge sinkholes opening near towns in Central Anatolia (Turkey):

2018-09-26 - Sinkhole opens and collapses part of building in Cleveland (Tennessee):

2018-09-26 - Sinkhole opens on State Road 44 in Lake County (Florida):

2018-09-26 - Sinkhole opens in park in Newton Abbot (Britain):

2018-09-26 - Apartment building collapses in New Delhi (India), 5+ killed, 11 injured:

2018-09-26 - Marble business partially collapses in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-09-26 - Balcony collapses in Monsey (New York), 12+ injured:

2018-09-26 - China coal power building boom sparks climate warning:

2018-09-26 - There isn't enough lithium to electrify transportation:

2018-09-26 - Heavy rain and flooding turn roads into rivers in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York:

2018-09-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Albertville (Alabama):

2018-09-26 - Breathtaking video shows waterspout near Galveston (Texas):

2018-09-26 - Eating junk food raises risk of depression, says multi-country study:


  1. Very disconcerting to "new readers" (I imagine), today's post brings REAL LIFE NEWS stories that most don't pay any attention to, but that once read, gives one pause. For example, there's the baby boy (probably being carried off the plane by his parent(s)) suddenly dying as they cross the threshold into the airport.

    How about the two older men out hunting by a lake, both being found dead? (statistically this is very suspect, unless foul play or some other external cause, like a lightning strike, was responsible)

    What's with all the 'medical emergencies' no one ever explains?

    The answers can be found here in the Hypothesis above. It hasn't been PROVEN, but, like evolution, all indications are that it's correct, because other 'solutions' come up short, are a real stretch (as to defy belief) or are clearly vague, cover-up stories to make the reader 'just go about your business.'

    Let's see what's happ'nin'!

    [breaking news]
    Powerful tsunami strikes Indonesian island after huge quake – geophysics agency (VIDEO)

    Earlier, a 7.7-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Sulawesi island. A tsunami warning was initially issued by the country’s meteorological agency, but was lifted a short time later.

    It followed a fatal 6.1 magnitude quake earlier Friday, which left one person dead and at least 10 people injured. [more]

    A massive mag 7.5 rocks Indonesia prompting a tsunami warning hours after multiple earthquakes rocked the island earlier including a mag 6.1

    [this one has video of a HUGE wave hitting]
    Indonesia earthquake, 7.5 - terrifying footage shows huge wave crash into island

    In late 2018, the bad economic news just keeps rolling in.

  2. [this school computer is junk - deleted a bunch of my 1st comment]

    Strongest Storm on the Planet Headed to Arizona - Rare Path [~ 4.5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    The Watchers: News Brief

  3. News Links, September 28, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    US government debt costs may soon eclipse military spending
    This is how the illusion of a "booming" economy is created and sustained. -- RF

    Ultra-Rich Families Ride Stocks Surge to Double Annual Gains

    Global trade war could hit U.S. hardest: ECB study

    IMF increases Argentina bailout package to $57 billion

    Global equities run out of steam, bond yields fall after Fed

    Delta Computer Glitches Force Flight Halts Third Year in a Row

    Delta Airlines flight blows tires after making emergency landing at JFK Airport

    Erdogan accuses Security Council of ignoring 'massacre' of Palestinians

    At U.N., U.S. at odds with China, Russia over North Korea sanctions

    Pompeo Slams EU Plan to Circumvent US Sanctions on Iran

    In Nigeria, voodoo festival shows strength of traditions
    Nothing to laugh at. The global infinite-growth economy is also a religious belief. -- RF

    Nigerian Official: OPEC Has Limited Spare Capacity To Balance Oil Market

    $80 Oil: Increased Investment Or Demand Destruction?

    Brent prices rise to $81 but that may not be the ceiling

    Total: Oil Could Rise To $100 And That's Bad News

    South Africa: Coal reserves reach crisis point

    Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World's Honey Bee Population

    Hundreds of roads in the Carolinas still closed due to Florence flooding [did they think it would be a "quick recovery?"]

    Global waste industry rocked by China import ban

    Planet Earth Wobbles As It Spins, and Now Scientists Know Why

    Toxic foam pollutes India's sacred Yamuna River

    Global Watchdog Takes Saudi Arabia to Task on Terrorism

    The Battle for Our Minds

    Agricultural Exports Plunge, Trump Accuses China of Meddling in US Elections

    Oil rises as investors fret over Iranian supply gaps
    U.S. President Donald Trump this week demanded that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries raise production to prevent further price rises ahead of midterm elections in November for U.S. Congress members.
    Excuse me? In the item just above, President Trump accuses China of election meddling, but here he wants OPEC countries to raise production to favorably influence the US midterm elections. You can't have it both ways. -- RF

    Empire of Lies: Are 'We the People' Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?

    80,000 people died of the flu last winter in US

    Japan, Iran agree to uphold Iran nuke deal despite US pullout
    Even staunch US ally Japan is pulling away from the US on this matter! -- RF

    Japan to continue to push resumption of commercial whaling [!]

    North Sea oil and gas drilling falls to lowest level since 1965

    Baltimore homicide rate is on a record high, deadlier than Detroit and Chicago [East coast (throwing gang signs; waving colors)!]

    Public pensions are paying higher fees for lower returns, Pew study finds [they'll all go belly-up pretty soon]

    Is a Dystopian "Social Credit" Program Coming to America? Or Is It Already Here?

    Farmers' trade pain is 'like a drought,' says Ag Secretary Perdue. 'We hope it rains soon'

    Tariffs cost Ford $1 billion in profit and hurt sales in China

    Four States That Will Founder When the Next Recession Hits

    Ten Years After Not One High-Level Banker Sent to Jail for Tanking Global Economy, This Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Stealing Cigarettes

    US Traffic Volume Declines For The First Time In 4 Years

    What Will Surging Mortgage Rates Do to Housing Bubble 2?

    Report: 'True cost of government' has state $11.6 billion in the red (Florida)

    Despite national economic recovery, Illinois' debt per taxpayer worse than during Great Recession

  4. [The most expensive weapons system on the planet!]
    Marine F-35 jet crashes near Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station in South Carolina

    The crash comes just a day after the same exact type of the fifth-generation jet flew the first combat mission. A Marine F-35B successfully completed a sortie in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed. [more; win some, lose some]

    [We interrupt this comment to say: The sun finally came out!]

    Japanese rovers send back 1st video ever taken on an asteroid

    "Please take a moment to enjoy 'standing' on this new world," JAXA (Japan's space agency) officials said in a statement. The 15-frame video was shot over the course of 1 hour and 14 minutes on September 23. [more]

    Particles coming from the ground in Antarctica have physicists puzzled

    There's something mysterious coming up from the frozen ground in Antarctica, and it could break physics as we know it.

    Physicists don't know what it is exactly. But they do know it's some sort of cosmic ray - a high-energy particle that's blasted its way through space, into the Earth, and back out again. But the particles physicists know about - the collection of particles that make up what scientists call the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics - shouldn't be able to do that. Sure, there are low-energy neutrinos that can pierce through miles upon miles of rock unaffected.

    But high-energy neutrinos, as well as other high-energy particles, have "large cross-sections." That means that they'll almost always crash into something soon after zipping into the Earth and never make it out the other side.

    And yet, since March 2016, researchers have been puzzling over two events in Antarctica where cosmic rays did burst out from the Earth, and were detected by NASA's Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) - a balloon-borne antenna drifting over the southern continent. [more]

    WWII allied bombings damaged Earth's atmosphere and sent shock waves to edge of space

    Researchers at the University of Reading studied atmospheric response records during the time of 152 Allied bombing raids between 1943 and 1945, using data collected by the Radio Research Centre in Slough, UK. Their findings were published in Annales Geophysicae this week.

    "The images of neighborhoods across Europe reduced to rubble due to wartime air raids are a lasting reminder of the destruction that can be caused by man-made explosions. But the impact of these bombs way up in the Earth's atmosphere has never been realised until now,"said Chris Scott, Professor of Space and Atmospheric Physics.

    The bombing raids sent shockwaves to the edge of space and actually managed to heat, and thus weaken, the electrified upper atmosphere (otherwise known as the ionosphere) roughly 1,000km (621 miles) above ground-level. [more; hey, way to go!]

    [more below]

  5. Reports of meteor fireballs streaking across the skies in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada.

    [today in Don't Tell Scribbler]
    SEC sues Elon Musk, seeks to ban him from running Tesla or any public company

    In a blockbuster move Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, and is seeking to ban the electric-car maker’s high-profile boss from running any publicly traded company. [more]


    The Watchers News Brief: September 27, 2018
    [some headlines]
    Medicane "Zorbas" forming in the Mediterranean Sea, major flooding reported in Libya

    One person killed in Soddy-Daisy flooding, Tennessee

    1 missing in after more than 200 mm (8 inches) rain floods Connecticut, US

    Severe flash flooding hits parts of north, central Alabama

    Confirmed tornado causes damage in Columbus, Ohio

    Freak hailstorm hits Sydney, Australia

    Major flash flooding in Venezuela

    Major flash floods in Vallelado, Castilla y León, Spain on September 26

    Spectacular hailstorm in Argentina on September 26

    Strong storm hits Chihuahua, Mexico on September 26

    Massive landslide comes down on Rohru-Shimla road, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Rosa rapidly strengthens into a major hurricane, threatens Mexico

    Rosa: Widespread moderate to locally heavy rainfall, southwestern U.S.

    A plague of locusts devours a tree in Oman

    [last bit below]

  6. Elephant Tramples Tourist To Death

    A tourist was trampled to death in Zimbabwe by an elephant she was trying to photograph. [more]

    New Vehicle Sales “Collapse” And Pending Home Sales “Plunge” As America’s Economic Slowdown Accelerates

    In late 2018, the bad economic news just keeps rolling in. At a time when consumer confidence is absolutely soaring, the underlying economic numbers are clearly telling us that enormous problems are right around the corner. [more; from messed up 1st comment]

    [i'm a BIG FAN already!!]
    New professional football team calls itself “Arizona Hotshots”

    One of the eight teams in the new Alliance of American Football calls itself “Arizona Hotshots”. In February when they begin playing games in Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium they will wear yellow helmets and jerseys with dark green pants. The team’s logo features flames and crossed Pulaskis (although on their website they are called “cross-axe Pulaskis”).

    The origin of the name definitely is inspired by firefighting Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHC). [more]

    Devastating termite infestations threaten more damage in the wake of post-hurricane floods

    After the storm comes the swarm (of termites). [more]

    Shock Doctrine 2.0: Nothing Left To Sell

    Baltimore Orioles Chief Operating Officer John P. Angelos:

    [M]y greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state (emphasis added)." [more]

    Strongest Storm on the Planet Headed to Arizona - Rare Path [~ 4.25 min. MrMBB333 video]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.27.18 'We're moving to higher ground' America's era of climate mass migration is [~ 28 min.]