Sunday, August 25, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-24

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

2019-08-24 - Salton Sea continues belching hydrogen sulfide in the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory extended yet again:

Quote: "An odor advisory that was issued for the Coachella Valley due to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide wafting up from the Salton Sea -- creating a smell similar to rotten eggs -- was set to expire Saturday after being extended for the second time since it was issued earlier this week, but now is extended through Monday."

2019-08-24 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits several bodies of water across coastal New York City (New York):

Quote: "The green sludge appeared in New Jersey’s largest lake in June, ruining a usually bustling season of lakeside leisure. Then in July, it surfaced across lakes in the Pacific Northwest and along the entire Mississippi seacoast, forcing the closure of the state’s beaches. Now, the green-blue blooms of toxic algae have been found in lakes and ponds in three New York City parks, leading environmental officials to warn residents to keep pets and young children away from the affected water until the blooms clear."

Quote: "In Manhattan, the toxic algae has been found in Turtle Pond and Harlem Meer in Central Park, and in the pond in Morningside Park. Officials also found suspicious blooms in The Lake in Central Park earlier this summer, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. In Brooklyn, the toxic blooms have been detected in one part of the large pond in Prospect Park. The dedicated swimming area for dogs, the Prospect Park Dog Beach, remains open."

2019-08-24 - Heatwave bakes Morocco:

2019-08-24 - Cyclone set to bring warmth to the Arctic:

Quote: "A cyclone is forecast over the Arctic Ocean for August 24, 2019, pulling hot air over the Arctic Ocean, resulting in temperatures at the green circle as high as 10.4°C or 50.6°F at 1000 hPa and 7.4°C or 45.2°F at surface level, as the image below shows..."

2019-08-24 - Ancient plant set to reproduce in Britain for what is believed to be the first time in 60 million years:

Quote: "An exotic plant has produced male and female cones outdoors in Britain for what is believed to be the first time in 60 million years. Botanists say the event is a sign of global heating."

2019-08-24 - Water poisons 24 people in Raymon (Jordan):

Quote: "Jerash Governor, Mamoun Lawzi decided on Sunday, August 25, 2019, to close down two water stations in the town of Raymon, west of Jerash, after 24 citizens suffered from poisoning, the Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported. "

2019-08-24 - Dozens of wallabies found dead on field at Trinity Beach in coastal Cairns (Australia):

Quote: "Shai Ager from The Agile Project said the animals had no visible injuries and may have been poisoned, with at least one seen foaming at the mouth. 'We just don't know the cause at the moment,' Ms Ager said."

Note: Less than two weeks ago a cloud of poison gas of unknown origin blew in off the ocean and sickened people at a beach in coastal Worthing (Britain), mentioned in the 2019-08-11 update. Maybe these wallabies got hit by another cloud of poison gas blowing in off the ocean. It's not like there's only going to be one cloud of poison gas blowing in off the ocean. Eventually that'll be happening regularly everywhere...

2019-08-24 - Home explodes in Lawton (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 129th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-08-24 - Wildfire destroys 14 buildings including 7 homes in Shasta County (California):

2019-08-24 - Superyacht 'D'Anglaterre' bursts into flame off the island of Majorca (Spain):

Quote: "The alarm was raised around 3pm today after the charter vessel, a 108ft yacht which sleeps up to 12, burst into flames."

Quote: "Earlier this month around 100 tourists had to be led to safety after a wildfire behind the same beach in the south-east of the island."

Note: Majorca and Mallorca are both names used for this island, in case there's any confusion. I just happen to prefer Majorca - it's one less letter to type!

2019-08-24 - Fishing boat destroyed by fire while docked on coastal RĂ©union Island (France):

Note: These are the 751st and 752nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-24 - Around 100 train cars go up in flames at rail depot in Parand (Iran):

Quote: "Fire at a railway deport in Parand, a city in Robat Karim County, Tehran Province, started at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. As reported, some 100 wagons are burnt till the present time."

2019-08-24 - Semi tractor bursts into flame near NE 54th Avenue and NE 22nd Street in Des Moines (Iowa):

2019-08-24 - Tractor and warehouse go up in flames in Shreveport (Louisiana), nobody there:

Quote: "The building contained oil-based paints, tar, a tractor, mattresses, and other random items."

2019-08-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5 AM on the Darlington-Camperdown Road near Darlington (Australia):

2019-08-24 - Tractor bursts into flame in Lower Chute, Andover (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Burleyhurst Lane in Wilmslow (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Thorne Road in Rawcliffe Bridge (Britain):

Quote: "Thorne Road, Rawcliffe Bridge. Sat 24 Aug 2019 16:55 (No:18808) Combine harvester on fire. 2 BA and 2 hose reels in use."

Note: These are the 1492nd, 1493rd, 1494th, 1495th, 1496th and 1497th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-24 - Dump truck bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at business, fire spreads to building, on Ferry Road in Sugarcreek Township (Ohio):

Quote: "On arrival, they found a dump truck on fire with the building fully involved. The exact cause of the fire remains unknown, although fire officials believe that it started in the truck to the right of the building, and then spread from there."

2019-08-24 - Ambulance bursts into flame on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A Philadelphia Fire Department ambulance caught fire on the Schuylkill Expressway on Saturday afternoon. Officials say the ambulance went up in flames around 4:30 p.m. It happened westbound right before the Roosevelt Boulevard exit."

2019-08-24 - Ambulance bursts into flame on I-75 in Genesee County near Flint (Michigan):

2019-08-24 - SUV bursts into flame on Chuley Hill in Ashburton (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, driver gets out, truck keeps going, in Layton (Utah):

Quote: "A passerby noticed his vehicle was on fire and told the driver. He exited quickly to avoid injury, but in the process, his vehicle continued to burn while rolling through several busy lanes of traffic."

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on Barnum Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on Airport Road in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:09 AM on Springfield Road in Honiton (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on the A259 Brighton Road in Lancing (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:42 AM on Daisy Hill in Burstwick (Britain):

Quote: "Daisy Hill, Burstwick. Sat 24 Aug 2019 01:42 (No:18754) Car fire. Two hose reels in use."

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:44 AM on Blaydes Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Blaydes Street, Hull. Sat 24 Aug 2019 01:44 (No:18755) Car fire. One hose reel in use. Incident left with vehicle owner."

Note: Above two fires were 9 miles apart as the gas blows (11.7 miles by road) and occurred within 2 minutes. Couldn't have been an arsonist since even supercars don't go 350 MPH. Two cars fires in the wee hours near the coast within 9 miles and 2 minutes - that's not a coincidence...

2019-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on the A18 in Althorpe (Britain):

Quote: "A18, Althorpe. Sat 24 Aug 2019 19:12 (No:18827) Car fire. 2 hose reels in use."

2019-08-24 - Barn and apartment destroyed by fire on Bellsqueeze Road in Clinton (Maine):

2019-08-24 - Pallets go up in flames at warehouse in Ocoee (Florida):

2019-08-24 - Sausage plant damaged by fire in Holton (Kansas):

2019-08-24 - Soap company damaged by fire in St. Bernard (Ohio):

2019-08-24 - Daycare heavily damaged by fire just after midnight in Lee's Summit (Missouri):

2019-08-24 - Rehab facility destroyed by massive fire on Straight Street in Paterson (New Jersey):

2019-08-24 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by fire at 6:57 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2019-08-24 - Home damaged by fire on Lyle Avenue in Waco (Texas):

2019-08-24 - Home damaged by fire on Old Joppa Road in Joppa (Maryland), nobody there:

2019-08-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Owosso (Michigan):

2019-08-24 - Home destroyed by fire on Whitaker Avenue in New Miami (Ohio):

2019-08-24 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on High Street in Putnam (Connecticut):

2019-08-24 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Art Museum Drive in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-08-24 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Rosehill Road in Berrien Springs (Michigan):

2019-08-24 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire and explosion at Half Moon Bay in Croton-on-Hudson (New York):

2019-08-24 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:30 AM on Catharine Street in the Center City area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-08-24 - Deadly fire burns home in Ellis County (Kansas), 1 killed:

2019-08-24 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3:30 AM on Costigan Avenue in Fort Collins (Colorado), 2 killed:

2019-08-24 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 1:20 AM on Ramrod Avenue in Henderson (Nevada), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-24 - Vacant home burns on Mulberry Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-08-24 - Man and woman found dead in the Merrimack River near park in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2019-08-24 - Woman and boy, 81 and 5, go fishing, next seen dead in the Erie Canal in Tyre (New York):

2019-08-24 - Man and woman, 50 and 48, go on first date, next seen dead in submerged car in canal or lake near Toledo Beach Marina in Monroe County (Michigan):

2019-08-24 - Man, 80, dies after being pulled from indoor swimming pool in Scarborough (Canada):

Quote: "Toronto police say an 80-year-old man has died after being found unconscious in an indoor swimming pool in Scarborough on Saturday."

2019-08-24 - Diver, 23, loses consciousness and dies while diving in the Gulf of Mexico off Pasco County (Florida):

Quote: "The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Maritime Operations Detachment is helping the FBI investigate the death of a diver in Gulf waters Saturday afternoon. According to the Coast Guard, they received a call around 12:30 p.m. that a diver was found by a friend unconscious and was performing CPR. The diver, aged 23, was picked up and airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. The Pasco County Marine crew say after preliminary information, a group of divers were out fishing about 30 miles offshore when the diver became unconscious for unknown reasons."

2019-08-24 - Man, 71, drops dead on boat at marina in coastal Millsboro (Delaware):

2019-08-24 - Man jumps into the Rhode River and dies in coastal Edgewater (Maryland):

2019-08-24 - Man jumps into the water to rescue dog and dies in Lincoln Park Lagoon in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Later Saturday night, the search was suspended. The Fire Department believes the search will no longer be a rescue mission, but a recovery mission – meaning they do not believe the man survived."

2019-08-24 - Man, 23, jumps into the water and dies in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

Quote: "Twenty-three-year-old Sean Burgess was participating in a boat race Saturday afternoon when he was reported missing by his group. Witnesses told authorities Burgess was last seen on a ‘Maui Mat’ float pad by his friends and family watching the Lake Shootout. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Twitter Burgess jumped off a floating pad and didn’t resurface."

2019-08-24 - Man, deputy sheriff, jumps into Lake Ouachita and dies near Hot Springs (Arkansas):

Quote: "Wright previously was a Pine Bluff police officer and a Pulaski County sheriff's deputy and officials say he also had taught diving lessons."

2019-08-24 - Man found dead in the Trinity River in Fort Worth (Texas):

2019-08-24 - Man found dead in the San Luis Rey River in coastal Oceanside (California):

2019-08-24 - Naked woman in her 40s or 50s found dead in the water near coastal Fiesta Island (California):

2019-08-24 - Man found dead and face-down in the water near Bayview Boulevard in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2019-08-24 - Man found dead in water in culvert in Missoula (Montana):

2019-08-24 - Person found dead along the Potomac River in Montgomery County (Maryland), possible toppler:

2019-08-24 - Woman found dead near Jesse L. Davenport Street in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2019-08-24 - Woman dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal South Shields (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Young person has 'medical emergency' on canoe on Mooselookmeguntic Lake (Maine):

Quote: "Rangeley Fire Rescue officers intercepted a canoe carrying a young person who was having a medical emergency Friday on Mooselookmeguntic Lake between Toothaker Island and Shelton Noyes ramp in northern Oxford County."

2019-08-24 - Man, 27, off-duty cop, has 'medical episode' just after midnight, car crashes near reservoir, cop dies, in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "An off-duty NYPD officer died after suffering a medical episode behind the wheel and crashing in Kingsbridge Heights. It happened at Sedgwick Avenue and Hillman Avenue early Saturday morning. Police say the officer had a medical episode while driving, cause him to crash his car into a tree. The officer, identified as Shane Sullivan, was killed by the medical episode and not the crash, according to police."

Quote: "Officer Shane Sullivan, 27, had just finished his shift at the 43rd Precinct and was driving his Chevrolet down Sedgwick Ave. near Hillman Ave. near the Jerome Park Reservoir in Kingsbridge Heights just after midnight when he fell unconscious, possibly from a heart attack, authorities and sources said."

Note: Six parked school buses went up in flames just after 1 AM in the Bronx the day before, mentioned in the 2019-08-23 update. An unknown odor is regularly sickening people at night in coastal Clason Point in the Bronx too, and the day before the school buses went up in flames, two parked garbage trucks went up in flames at 6 AM in the Bronx too. Both the odor and the garbage trucks burning were mentioned in the 2019-08-22 update...

2019-08-24 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into home, in Muhlenberg Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of the vehicle suffered a medical emergency that caused him to lose control of the car, according to Officer Malachi Schmidt of Muhlenberg police."

2019-08-24 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car slams into building, in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "Driver crashes into building after experiencing medical emergency..."

2019-08-24 - Small plane crashes in Robertsdale (Alabama), 2 injured:

2019-08-24 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at Wendover Airport (Utah):

2019-08-24 - Small plane crashes into field in Stonor (Britain), 2 killed:

2019-08-24 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline at 6:35 AM, hits bus head-on, near Carlin (Nevada), 2 killed, others injured:

2019-08-24 - Tractor trailer crashes through median at 6:30 AM, hits tractor trailer, on I-94 in Van Buren County (Michigan):

Quote: "Michigan State Police investigators said one of the semis was heading eastbound when it crossed the median, hitting the guardrail and the cable barrier before entering the westbound lanes, where it collided with a semi heading west bound."

2019-08-24 - Car veers over centerline shortly before 4:30 AM, hits car head-on, in Calhoun County (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-24 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River, 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-24 - Car veers off road at 11 PM, crashes into deli, in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-24 - Car veers off road just before midnight, crashes into bank, bursts into flame, bank heavily damaged, in coastal Torrance (California):

2019-08-24 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, on the 215 Freeway in Perris (California), 1 killed:

2019-08-24 - Car overturns at 2:52 AM, bursts into flame, in Schroeppel (New York), 1 injured:

2019-08-24 - Car crashes on Mink Street Southwest in Licking County (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-08-24 - Car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Round Lake Beach (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-08-24 - Sinkhole opens on Mike Padgett Highway in Augusta (Georgia):

2019-08-24 - Residential building collapses in Bhiwandi (India), 2 killed, 5 injured:

2019-08-24 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2019-08-24 - Magnitude 2.1 earthquake strikes at the UK's only fracking site, near coastal Blackpool (Britain):

2019-08-24 - Lightning strike injures 6 people at golf championship in Atlanta (Georgia):

2019-08-24 - Tropical Storm Bailu makes landfall over southern Taiwan:

2019-08-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ilocos Norte (Philippine Islands):

2019-08-24 - Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for the Amazon Rainforest:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. The computer on my desk in the faculty office has start-up issues and will have to be replaced before I can use it to comment.

    Strange how they left the dog park lake open for use when there's cyanobacteria present.

    I read about a newly married couple leaving the church and being killed in an accident immediately after turning onto the road (by a pick-up truck hauling a trailer) yesterday.

    We Are Being Warned That The Last Week Of August “Could Be Highly Volatile” For Global Financial Markets

    investors all over the globe really started freaking out [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.25.19 At what cost control [~ 11 min.]

    [more later]

  2. From a few days ago: They still don't know why the boy and mother died in a parking garage. A hazmat team was called in so they figured something toxic was in the equation. I think it's more likely that this is an H2S event.

  3. I guess you didn't get my 1st short comment from my phone.

  4. Everything will be fine now because China is going green...

    1. When I was on the above site earlier on my phone there was a button to click in order to get it in English. I don't see this now with my PC.

    2. "With the aim of converting China into an eco-civilization, the authorities work so that forests cover about a quarter of the country by 2020. And the plans are not going at a bad pace. To date, up to 13 million hectares have been planted with which the forested areas of the Asian giant already cover an area equivalent to the total area of ​​Spain multiplied by four.

      The reforestation, which began to worry and occupy China since the storms that overflowed the Yangtze River in the late 90s and caused hundreds of deaths and substantial material and natural damage, is only one of the legs of a much more ambitious plan , about which has been deepened during the second edition of the assembly of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEA2).

      Titled 'Green is gold: the strategy and actions to China´s ecological civilization' , the plan that was analyzed during the UNEA assembly explains, in its beginning, its Starting point and destination: “Enjoying a beautiful house, a blue sky, a green land and clean water is the dream of any Chinese citizen and, therefore, the center of the Chinese dream (…) To achieve this vision, the government has decided to highlight the concept of eco-civilization and incorporate it into every aspect of the economy, politics, culture and social development of the country . ”"

  5. So, I'm sitting here watching the 11 a.m. news and there was a TON of stuff over the weekend. That explosion in Maryland was just wow! Along with an explosion at a vacant house in Lawton where a body was found and a flash flooding death down in fort Smith.busy busy
    Stay safe out there everyone.

  6. Might as well start there, Fran:

    Columbia explosion aftermath: Fate of building unclear; employees to be allowed inside today [includes ~ 2.5 min. video]

    Somehow i think the Eastern way of looking at things was supposed to incorporate "tending ones' nest." Of course the reality is that they became an industrial economy and that has pollution, and all the other by-products of an uncaring civilization. Maybe they can turn it around? We'll see who's still standing after the big economic downturn we're going to have - complete with hyper-inflation, woo-hoo! When you have a lot of starving people, things get ugly real fast. It's probably their only option.

    Good find, Mike. Makes me wonder if it'll work when the ecology is already on its way out. Guess it remains to be seen. Hope all those trees make it.

    The Farmers’ Almanac Winter Forecast Has Arrived and It's Not Pretty

    The Farmers' Almanac released its annual extended forecast for winter 2019-2020.

    The Almanac is predicting a "freezing, frigid, and frosty" winter.

    Soak up the sun while you still can, because it's going to be a very long winter.

    The Farmers' Almanac just released its extended weather forecast and it's predicting a "polar coaster" season this year—which is just as bad as it sounds.

    "Our extended forecast is calling for yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country," Farmers' Almanac Editor and Philom Peter Geiger said in a press release. [more]

    My neighbors just sold their home and are in the process of moving to FL (where they bought the home while on vacation). i look at the red tide situation, the hurricane risk, BUGS out the ying-yang, HUMID, it rains a ton, and my sister lives there! i say, no thanks, i'll suffer through the winter! But ah teh yeh, it ain't easy! i could see NC, maybe, 'n MD's lookin' good, but nah, i'll prolly jis stay put.

    [wtf headline of the day]
    A sheet of volcanic rock the size of Manhattan is floating toward Australia

    [you could land AIRCRAFT on 'at t'ing!]

    A massive layer of volcanic rock carrying multitudes of sea organisms could soon aid in the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef, which has been "bleached" and permanently damaged by climate change.

    The "raft" was captured by NASA Earth Observatory days after an underwater volcano 130 feet down may have erupted near the island of Tonga. The resulting raft of pumice rock is the size of Manhattan and is floating toward Australia, NASA said.

    Days later, an Australian couple sailing to Vanatu on a catamaran encountered the raft.

    The sheer volume of the mass, made up of "pumice stones from marble to basketball size," blocked their ship. [more]

    [more below]

  7. Massachusetts Woman Dies of Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness, 4th Person Infected in August

    A Massachusetts woman has died of a rare mosquito-borne illness — eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE — becoming the fourth person in the state to contract the disease in August.
    [more; why was this in the entertainment section?]

    Charity races to save 'starving' cattle stuck on board transport ship

    A British-run animal shelter in Spain has asked the government to help 3,800 cattle who have run out of food on board a transport ship denied permission to dock in Cartagena.

    The animals on board the AK Julia are “going to die of hunger”, the Easy Horse Rescue Centre (EHRC) said in a statement.

    The young animals were due to stock up on fodder in Cartegena on their way from Brazil to Turkey.

    However, the Easy Horse Rescue centre said representatives of the Talia shipping company contacted them after they were prevented from entering the harbour because of a legal dispute the firm has with a fuel supplier. [more]

    [yeah, so WHO SUFFIZZ? Ya legal bastids, take care adem cows!]

    Brush fire on both sides of the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock has lanes closed [this happened 18 hrs ago]

    A brush fire off the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock near Harvey Drive exit had all eastbound lanes closed. [71 sec. video]

    DEA to expand marijuana research after years of delay

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Monday that it will move ahead with a long-delayed expansion of its marijuana research program, in a sign that the Trump administration's hostility to the drug may be waning as a growing number of states have legalized its use. [more]

    “You must exit your home”: SpaceX launch is bad news for locals

    Ahead of SpaceX's experimental rocket launch Monday (Aug. 26), police warned nearby residents to leave their homes around launch time because the windows could shatter, according to the Brownsville Herald. SpaceX's test of the so-called “Starhopper”—a prototype of a reusable shuttle meant for human transit—may well create an “overpressure event” capable of breaking glass in buildings nearby. [more]

    [continued below]

  8. Military Plane Crashes Into Sea Off the Coast of Spain

    A military plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the southeast coast of Spain on August 26, according to reports and witnesses.

    Witnesses reported seeing the plane hit the water near La Manga at about 9:30 on Monday morning. [more]

    The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning, And You Can See the Damage From Space

    There’s been a significant increase in wildfires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and it’s gotten so bad that the damage can now be seen from space. [more]

    [You go out for cross country because there's minimal risk of injury, as compared with say, football or rugby; not anymore]
    Homeless woman arrested after trying to throw teenager off bridge, police say

    A 23-year-old homeless woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she assaulted two high school students and tried to push one of them off a bridge in Ladera Ranch, Calif., on Friday afternoon, police say.

    The victims, two members of the Capistrano Valley High School cross-country team, were running on the Crown Valley Parkway when they were assaulted by Stephanie Redondo, who attempted to throw one of them over the safety railing of the Crown Valley Parkway bridge. [more]

    Patient's death is possibly the first in the U.S. related to vaping

    the American Vaping Association, an advocacy organization, told the Associated Press that "tainted, black market THC products" are at fault for the growing number of illnesses, the CDC said it still needs to collect more information to determine whether there is a direct link between the illnesses and vaping. [more]

  9. News Links, August 26, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    U.S. Decoupling From China Forces Others To Decouple From U.S.

    Global economy suffers from high debt with US in worst shape, Peter Schiff tells Boom Bust

    U.S. Steel to idle Indiana plant, 150 jobs at risk

    Brazil's indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon 'to last drop of blood'

    Fresh water crisis unfolding

    San Diego farmers facing major worker shortage

    New study shows rising pollution causing people to die earlier

    We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

    French mayors ban glyphosate weedkiller, defying government

    Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain confirmed as 'superbugs' continue to worry experts

    Climate change to bring 'extreme' heat to Mecca

    GOP Lobbyists Help Brazil Recruit U.S. Companies to Exploit the Amazon

    No surprises here: Iowa's factory farms are causing a water crisis

    The road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces

    The Latest Victim in the Crucifixion of Julian Assange

    Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation?

    Dow plummets more than 600 points after Trump orders US manufacturers to leave China

    The New American Homeless

    Gabbard Victimized by DNC's Dubious Debate Criteria

    Democrats Are Waging a Covert War on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    American Education Continues To Fall Behind China

    17 US states where it costs over $20,000 to die