Monday, September 2, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-01

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

2019-09-01 - People get dizzy and lightheaded from unknown cause at 2:06 AM at property on Princess Street in Knutsford (Britain), 900 feet from moor:

Quote: "Shortly after 2am firefighters were called to reports that a number of members of staff at a premises in Knutsford were feeling dizzy and lightheaded. On arrival crews found that the premises had been evacuated and all occupants were safe and well. Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, searched the premises using a gas monitor to see if there were any gas leaks. As they moved around the building they also opened all of the windows and doors to help ventilate the property. Following a thorough search of the premises they were unable to find any trace of a gas leak."

2019-09-01 - Medical evacuation plane damaged by mid-air explosion, plane crashes out of the sky smoking, hits mixed-use building and explodes, in coastal Laguna (Philippine Islands), 9 killed:

Quote: "'We were fixing the CCTV on the rooftop of the resort. Then we heard the sound of a plane in distress, like it was having engine trouble,' he narrated. 'We watched it for a few minutes with the pilot seemingly trying to regain control of the aircraft. After that, there was an explosion on the side of the plane and parts flew off it,' Capuchino added. It was at that point that Capuchino said he took out his mobile phone and started shooting the video of the plane going down in smoke."

Note: This is the 100th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-01 - Multiple cars go up in flames while parked in parking garage at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Firefighters in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania responded to the report of multiple vehicles on fire Sunday afternoon. The vehicles were inside of a parking garage at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood."

2019-09-01 - Amazon basin fires continue surging in Brazil:

2019-09-01 - Hurricane Dorian pounds the Bahamas, evacuations ensue in the US Southeast:

Quote: "The Hurricane Center said Dorian's maximum sustained winds stood Sunday at a monstrous 185 mph (295 kph), with higher gusts. Dorian is located about 185 miles (295 kilometers) east of West Palm Beach, Florida."

Quote: "Hurricane Dorian could potentially bring storm surge flooding to Florida's Atlantic coastal communities at the same time as the area is experiencing king tides, periodic extreme high tides."

Quote: "Earlier Sunday, Dorian’s maximum sustained winds reached 185 mph (297 kph), with gusts up to 220 mph (354 kph). That tied it for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to come ashore, equaling the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, before the storms were named."

Quote: "The only recorded storm that was more powerful was Hurricane Allen in 1980, with 190 mph (305 kph) winds. That storm did not make landfall at that strength."

2019-09-01 - Blueprints of future climate trends:

Note: Check out figure 3. Human activity is just slightly better for the climate than a Hugh Jass asteroid impact and the trajectory is MUCH worse than the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum of 55 million years ago. I believe the best analogy to what's happening now is the Permian-Triassic extinction event of 250 million years ago, the 'Great Dying'. Granted, everything's not dead yet, but that's where we're heading, an almost complete reset on life on this planet with virtually the entire top two-thirds or so of the food chain exterminated...

2019-09-01 - Society breaking down and violence erupting as water scarcity brings misery to Chennai (India):

2019-09-01 - Underground electrical fire shoots flames from multiple manholes just before 6:30 AM in Dallas (Texas):

Quote: "Dallas fire officials and Oncor are investigating after flames and smoke were seen rising from multiple manhole covers Sunday morning. Just before 6:30 a.m. Sept. 1, Dallas Fire-Rescue units were sent to a call for reports of flames shooting up from manhole covers on the 1200 block of Elm Street in Downtown Dallas."

2019-09-01 - Wildfire breaks out in coastal Kahului (Hawaii):

2019-09-01 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations near Jackson Hole (Wyoming):

2019-09-01 - Boat explodes into flame at marina on the Waccamaw River in Conway (South Carolina), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 774th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-01 - Tour bus bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal West Haven (Connecticut):

Note: This is the 427th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-09-01 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Northeast 116th Street near coastal Kent (Washington):

Note: This is the 47th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:53 AM while parked along I-39 near Lostant (Illinois):

2019-09-01 - Tractors, car and barn destroyed by fire in Chatham (Illinois):

Quote: "A barn in Chatham burned to the ground early Sunday morning. The owner says they lost two antique tractors, an antique car, and at least 350 square bales of alfalfa and a grain cart."

2019-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 6:30 AM on the Monash Freeway in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2019-09-01 - Tractor bursts into flame in Burmarsh, near Dymchurch (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Tractor bursts into flame on Cherry Hinton Road in Teversham (Britain):

Note: These are the 1551st, 1552nd, 1553rd, 1554th, 1555th, 1556th and 1557th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-01 - Garbage truck and box truck destroyed by fire while parked at trash facility in North Wilkesboro (North Carolina):

2019-09-01 - RV bursts into flame on I-20 in Baird (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 95 near the Colorado Belle Casino Resort in Laughlin (Nevada), 800 feet from the Colorado River:

2019-09-01 - RV bursts into flame at Frontier Travel Center in Bowman (North Dakota):

Note: These are the 320th, 321st and 322nd RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-09-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 99 near Sacramento (California):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Holiday Inn in Columbia (Missouri):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in Keokuk (Iowa):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 north of Ukiah (California):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on 12th Street Extension in Lexington (Kentucky):

Quote: "One person was transported to local hospital for medical evaluation, but for symptoms not related to the fire."

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at football field in Hull (Iowa):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on street near Punjab Agricultural University in Punjab (India):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at home on Astley Street in Tyldesley (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Portishead (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at 3:20 AM on Minehead Road in Norton Fitzwarren (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Southbury Road in Enfield (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at 1:38 AM on Hurleybrook Way in Leegomery, Telford (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM on Granville Road in Blackburn (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at 11:15 PM on North Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "North Road, Hull. Sun 1 Sep 2019 23:15 (No:19574) Car fire. Hose reel in use."

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 1 September, 10.48am Car on fire on third floor of multi-storey car park, Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Broughton, one from Newport Pagnell, one from Aylesbury, which was in Milton Keynes, and an officer attended. Firefighters used a main jet and a dry riser."

2019-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Langley Park Road in Wexham (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 1 September, 7.47am Car fire, Langley Park Road, Wexham. One appliance and crew from Slough attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-265 at Shelbyville Road in Louisville (Kentucky):

2019-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:45 AM while parked inside auto shop in Rexdale (Canada):

Quote: "Firefighters encountered heavy smoke at the rear of the building upon arrival and then determined that a vehicle was on fire inside the premises, Toronto Fire says."

2019-09-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame before 3:30 AM while parked near coastal Port Angeles (Washington):

2019-09-01 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Hillsboro (North Dakota):

Quote: "The garage and a car inside the garage were a total loss."

2019-09-01 - Four-wheeler, RV trailer and shed destroyed by fire at home in Calumet (Wisconsin):

Quote: "According to the release, the property owner said the shed and everything inside were a total loss, including a four-wheeler and camper parked near the shed at the time."

2019-09-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Route 228 in Valencia (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:07 AM on No Man's Lane in Dale Abbey (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Church under renovation, former synagogue, heavily damaged by fire in Camden (New Jersey):

2019-09-01 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire on Barnes Bridge Road in Laurinburg (North Carolina):

2019-09-01 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Woodlawn (Maryland):

2019-09-01 - Electronics shop destroyed by fire in Odisha (India):

2019-09-01 - Home damaged by fire on Deer Creek Run in Sun Prairie (Wisconsin):

2019-09-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Broken Rock Trail in Soddy Daisy (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-09-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Dudley Street in coastal Newport (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2019-09-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:55 AM on Henry Avenue in coastal West River (Maryland), 1100 feet from the ocean:

2019-09-01 - Home destroyed by fire on Fog Plain Road in Waterford (Connecticut):

2019-09-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Woonsocket (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2019-09-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:42 AM on North Albina Avenue in Portland (Oregon), 2 injured:

2019-09-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Reynoldsburg (Ohio):

2019-09-01 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 6:37 AM in Indianola (Iowa), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - Vacant building burns at 2 AM on McArthur Avenue in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-09-01 - Dolphin found dead in the Serpentine River (Australia):

2019-09-01 - Update - both girls, 7 and 5, die after being pulled from swimming pool at apartments in Haltom City (Texas):

Quote: "When officers arrived, witnesses at the pool were performing CPR on the two girls. Both were taken to the hospital where 7-year-old Ivana Mbouna was pronounced dead. One day later, after being hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children’s Medical Center, the medical examiner confirmed the death of 5-year-old Gervina Mbouna."

2019-09-01 - Family of five dies in the Hub River in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2019-09-01 - Man, 52, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at Myrtle Beach Resort in coastal Surfside Beach (South Carolina):

2019-09-01 - Man, 20, aspiring porn star, dies in swimming pool at home in Mairena del Aljarafe (Spain):

Quote: "A young man has been found dead at the bottom of a pool after shooting a porn audition in Andalucia. The 20-year-old drowned in a private pool in a large home in Mairena del Aljarafe, in Sevilla. According to Efe, the waiter, who worked in the city centre of Sevilla, had no signs of violence on his body. Investigators believe the man may have suffered a heart attack or cardiac issue before drowning."

2019-09-01 - Man, 31, dies after being found unconscious in the water at beach in coastal Oceanside (California):

Quote: "A 31-year-old Victorville man was reported missing by his family after he had not returned from a swim near lifeguard tower 4 for several hours. At about 9 p.m., passersby reported seeing an unconscious man in waters about a half-mile away from where the man had been swimming, Oceanside Police Sgt. Ronnie Harper said."

2019-09-01 - Woman, 33, goes to walk her dog and drops dead in Greenville (South Carolina):

Quote: "The body was discovered to be her, and police say she collapsed while walking her dog. The coroner later identified her as 33-year-old Erin Christine Rose of Anderson."

2019-09-01 - Man, 68, found dead in West Shores Lake in Waterloo (Nebraska), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "Authorities tell 6 News that they were alerted to a possible drowning when a pontoon boat was found on an island in the private lake. There was no sign of a boater."

2019-09-01 - Man, 23, Coast Guard petty office, found dead at home in coastal Valdez (Alaska):

2019-09-01 - Man, 50, found dead in the water off coastal Kamilo Point (Hawaii):

2019-09-01 - Man, 41, jumps in the water and dies in Lake of the Pines in Nevada County (California):

Quote: "The man reportedly jumped off a boat and never resurfaced."

2019-09-01 - Man, 58, found dead in the Belle River near Bayou Magazille in St. Martin Parish (Louisiana):

2019-09-01 - Man found dead near San Benito Canal (Texas):

2019-09-01 - Woman, 22, jumps in the water and dies in Lake Tyler (Texas):

2019-09-01 - Man found dead in the Little Pigeon River in Sevier County (Tennessee):

2019-09-01 - Man, 61, dies after being pulled from the water at beach at coastal Cape Hatteras National Seashore (North Carolina):

2019-09-01 - Man, 59, has 'medical emergency' and dies in Orderville Canyon (Utah):

Quote: "Crews were contacted just after 5 p.m. after a 59-year-old man visiting from California was canyoneering in Orderville Canyon and suffered a medical emergency. The man died before crews could reach him."

2019-09-01 - Man found dead shortly after 7 AM along Conley Road in Columbia (Missouri):

2019-09-01 - Person found dead in car on Hicks Road in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2019-09-01 - Person found dead in the water off coastal Muriwai Beach (New Zealand):

2019-09-01 - Man found dead near Maudslay Road in Coventry (Britain):

2019-09-01 - Freight train derails near Lake Street in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2019-09-01 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, near Jackson (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - Pickup truck's brakes fail, truck crashes into utility pole, in Jefferson City (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "A police accident report indicates the crash occurred due a brake failure on the truck."

2019-09-01 - Car plows into coffee shop in coastal Renton (Washington), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "It may have been a medical emergency, police added."

2019-09-01 - Car veers off road and overturns at 12:45 AM near coastal Malibu (California), 2 injured:

2019-09-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into canal, in Collier County (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-09-01 - Car veers off road just after 1 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in San Jacinto (California), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Round Lake Beach (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Bourbon County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Payson (Utah):

2019-09-01 - Motorcycle veers off road, crashes into ditch, in Louisville (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-09-01 - Motorcycle veers off road, crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, in Boones Mill (Virginia), 2 killed:

2019-09-01 - Coyote attacks four people and two dogs in Richland County (South Carolina):

2019-09-01 - Sinkhole opens on Nautilus Drive in coastal Stafford Township (New Jersey):

2019-09-01 - Three-story building under construction collapses in Bamako (Mali), 15 killed:

2019-09-01 - Bridge collapses between Adamawa State and Gombe State (Nigeria):

2019-09-01 - Elevator breaks down and traps the Pope at the Vatican in Italy:

2019-09-01 - Woman, 30, in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Erie in Cleveland (Ohio):

2019-09-01 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes the Fiji Islands:

2019-09-01 - Greenhouse emissions set new seven-year highs on natural gas boom in Australia:

2019-09-01 - Black hole found so huge its mass has previously been believed to be physically impossible:

2019-09-01 - AirBnB tent available for £8/night on the Isle of Sheppey (Britain):

Quote: "At only eight pounds per night, this 'al fresco' Airbnb lodging just a stone's throw from the stunning Kent coast appears too good to be true. But budget holidaymakers must be prepared to hunker down in a back garden one-person tent, use a cat litter-style toilet and bag up their own faeces."

Note: Now anybody can get in on the AirBnB action. 'Muddy tent next to a sewage canal, only tree-fitty a night! Inquire about our meth and crack discounts!'


  1. Just checked with Ventusky and it looks like FL will dodge a bullet with Dorian. Later in the week it looks like two coastal cities will be in the cross hair. Charleston, SC and Wilmington, NC. Charleston, if this model proves true, will take a glancing yet still dangerous blow. Wilmington is the one that may take a direct hit.

  2. How about that, Jonny - we start off the month with a simultaneous JJFH event in Hull and a garbage truck fire. Bad omen, if ya ask me (but who's askin'?). Hey, speakin' of which - since my first comment this month got eaten (another bad omen), here's the summary for August of those phenomena.

    Over 9 days last month 13 garbage trucks were destroyed by fire, while in Hull, Britain, there were 19 JJFH events (2nd highest so far this year) over 14 days (the MOST days for any month this year - almost half the month. JEEZ)! BOTH of these phenomena happened on the same day 4 times in the month.

    Look at all those watery deaths in the summary - astounding!
    Boat and ship fires is nothing to ignore either! Your pictorial could be, like MrMBB333 has done, made into a calendar for public consumption! Wouldn't THAT attract some attention in the office or on the bulletin board at school!

    All right, the beat goes on, so let's see what September brings.

    Hurricane Dorian causes 'unprecedented damage' to the Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian's stall over the Bahamas has led to "unprecedented devastation" according to the country's prime minister, the destruction of more than 13,000 homes, according to the Red Cross, and at least five confirmed deaths. [more]

    Hurricane Dorian to move 'dangerously close' to Florida coast after battering Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian has since been downgraded to a Category 3, with maximum sustained winds near 120 miles per hour. But the storm has grown in size over the past 48 hours while remaining almost stationary. Tropical storm force winds have expanded away from the center and now stretch as far as 160 miles outside the eye of the storm. As a result, parts of Florida's Palm Beach County experienced 60 mph wind gusts on Tuesday morning. [more]

    [this one is an eye-opener, give it a listen]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.2.19 The fallacy of climate activism [~ 26 min.]

    [from Sunday; learn while you laugh]
    Le Show for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 [~ 1 hr]

    Wildfire activity this summer has been far below average in Western U.S.

    “National fire activity continued to lag far below average during this past August. The residual effects of the abundant late spring and early summer moisture may be the primary reason behind the discrepancy between this year’s low number of acreage impact and recent busy summers. Simply put, live fuels are not as receptive as usual compared to most Augusts and fire growth has been more moderate through fuel beds dominated by live vegetation. [more]

    [that being said]
    Portions of California expected to see above average wildfire activity

    On September 1 the Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for September through December. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit.

    If NIFC’s analysis is correct, California will be one of two states expected to have areas with above average potential for wildfires, and those sections of California will shrink through December until the only areas remaining are the mountains and coasts from Santa Barbara south to the Mexican border. [more; the other state is Alaska]

    [more below]

  3. Tuesday, 3 September 2019
    High waves in the Arctic sea prevent refreeze Conditons in the Arctic ARE NOT CONDUCIVE to a refreeze of Arctic ice [~ 7 min. video]

    [this should be broadcast on tv]
    Honest Government Ad: We’re Fucked [~ 2 min.]

    28 Signs Of Economic Doom As The Pivotal Month Of September Begins

    Since the end of the last recession, the outlook for the U.S. economy has never been as dire as it is right now. Everywhere you look, economic red flags are popping up, and the mainstream media is suddenly full of stories about “the coming recession”. After several years of relative economic stability, things appear to be changing dramatically for the U.S. economy and the global economy as a whole. Over and over again, we are seeing things happen that we have not witnessed since the last recession, and many analysts expect our troubles to accelerate as we head into the final months of 2019. [more]

    Very Rare Two-Headed Baby Turtle Found on South Carolina Beach

    A team of conservationists monitoring sea turtle hatchlings on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina recently stumbled upon a rare oddity.

    They were assessing the contents of a loggerhead turtle nest when, to their surprise, they found a little hatchling with two heads. [more; evidence of increasing radiation in the sea]

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed timber rattlesnake found in New Jersey

    "I've been doing this professionally for 19 years," said Schneider, who lives in Pennsauken, "and I've never seen this before. It's really rare. Every once in a while, you'll hear a story about a two-headed snake, or see something online. But it's not common at all." [more; radiation wafting in the air]

    Horseshoe Lake in Mammoth Mountain Area Is Full of Killer Gas

    Horseshoe Lake is a wonderful place within Long Valley Caldera Field in California.

    It has everything one could ever want for outdoor excursions: boating, swimming, sandy beaches, picnic areas, hiking trails, and over 40 hectares (100 acres) of dead trees killed by gases sweeping from the magma beneath. [more]

    [the author cleverly switches CO2 for H2S]

    The Mighty Mekong River Is Almost Dry in the Middle of the Rainy Season

    This is the worst ecological disaster in history of the of Mekong region.

    A severe drought that has caused water levels in Southeast Asia’s Mekong River to drop to their lowest in more than 100 years could have devastating consequences for fish, as well as the tens of millions of people living and working along the river, experts warn. [more; "could have?"]

    [i posted this earlier but it may have been in my missing comment, so here it is again]
    Anomalous Gel-Like Substance With Mysterious Lustre Discovered on the Far Side of the Moon

    While surveying a crater, something curious was suddenly spotted by a scientists of the China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover mission.

    To the team surprise, the lunar rover had just discovered an unusually colored “gel-like” substance with a “mysterious lustre” on the far side of the Moon. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. What was that loud boom heard in northern York County, Pennsylvania

    No earthquakes were recorded. "It's a great mystery," Weidenhammer said. [more; wasn't a pipeline either]

    Waterspout filmed off Long Island, New York

    America's wealth is dependent on borrowed money

    The nation's health as measured by gross domestic product per capita would plunge into negative territory without its dependence on borrowed money, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. [more; yep, we've been living in Fantasy Land our entire lives]

    [from Sat.]
    Thousands of fish wash up on shore in County Donegal, Ireland

    "The lifeguard said he thought the high tide had washed them onto the beach, but no one has ever seen anything like it before," Amanda Meehan said. [more]

    Floods leave at least 78 dead and 40,000 homes damaged in Sudan (UPDATE)

    [SOTT]Comment: Radio Dabanga reports on September 1:

    Sudan's Deputy Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Ahmed Fadlallah reported new figures on the size of damage and losses due to rain and floods in the country on Friday. The death toll has risen to 78.

    In total 89 people were injured. The number of families affected is 65,322; 40,800 homes collapsed totally; 24,444 homes collapsed partially; 184 schools were affected; and 4,707 animals drowned. [more]

    Flash floods kill 5 as tropical storm Podul barrages through Thailand

    [3 swept away, one electrocuted and one from collapsed wall]

    At least 6 people killed by flash flood at Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya

    At least six people have been killed and one person is missing in Kenya after flash floods at a national park swept away their tour group, according to authorities. [more]

    UFO seen grazing past Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico

    The UFO hunter argued that no one on Earth would risk flying an aircraft that close to a volcano's mouth, not to mention that the object he saw allegedly uses some kind of alien cloaking technology. [more; > 6.5 min. video]

  5. Good evening everyone.

    Woman killed by lightning strike while at cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Three people were struck by lightning around 5:10 p.m. Friday and taken to the hospital.

    At least one of the other two struck had suffered serious injuries. [more]

    Crazy storm hits Alberta with lightning striking every few seconds

    [damage too]

    Lightning kills 233 sheep in Jajarkot, Nepal

    As many as 233 sheep were killed after lightning struck them at Kushe Rural Municipality in Jajarkot, yesterday. Also, a total of 252 sheep went missing in the incident. [more]

    Interesting lee camp show

  7. Thanks Fran!

    What you need to know! Four potential tropical depressions forming in the Atlantic and the Gulf as Hurricane Dorian becomes a multi record-breaker

    "It scares me to death": Coding errors in sex robots make them prone to violence and injuring humans

    He's the whistleblower that the future deserves and that the future needs: one expert is sounding the alarm on sex robots, according to The Daily Star.

    He's the whistleblower that the future deserves and that the future needs: one expert is sounding the alarm on sex robots, according to The Daily Star.

    "Unless you can stop it with some kind of projectile, like a gun or something like that, if this thing got out of control it could do some serious damage. One line of bad code, as simple as that, one line of bad code. If you make one mistake and you have a line of bad code in there and it hits this line of bad code, depending on what it's doing or where it's at or numerous other instances, it could just decide this is what it's supposed to do."

    He continued laying out his vision of a sex filled robot utopia: "...put it this way, it can put its arm around your neck and just stop you from breathing, and you wouldn't be able to get away from it, something as simple as that, a simple hug could be a constriction that could literally compress your chest and airway and stop you breathing." [more]

    Dormant and deadly: Drugs given to breast cancer patients create deadly 'sleeper cells' that could cause incurable tumors for up to 20 years

    Drugs taken by thousands of breast cancer patients create deadly "sleeper cells" that may cause incurable tumours years later.

    Researchers say the hormone therapies kill most of the cancer cells but put some into a dormant state and help them to spread.

    These can reawaken up to 20 years later, causing tumours elsewhere in the body that are resistant to treatment. [more]

    The Latest: Bahamas PM says Dorian death toll climbs to 7

    The prime minister of the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to seven and that more deaths are expected. [more]

    Amazon crisis: Warring tribes unite against Bolsonaro plans to devastate Brazil’s rainforests for cash

    Representatives of 14 indigenous groups and four riverside reserves in the basin met in the Kubenkokre village last week.

    “Today we have only one enemy, which is the Brazilian government, the president of Brazil, and the invasions of non-indigenous people,” Mudjire KayapĆ³, one of the leaders present, told the broadcaster.

    “We have internal fights, but to fight this government, we join.”

    The participating communities have decided to form a representative council, to strengthen their collective political voice. [more]

    [last piece below]

  8. 'Bigger picture, it's climate change': Great Lakes flood ravages homes and roads

    Tyson cuts profit forecast, says slaughterhouse fire among challenges

    Tyson Foods Inc lowered its 2019 adjusted earnings forecast on Tuesday, citing a litany of causes including a recent fire at its Holcomb slaughterhouse and volatility in the commodity market.

    The fire resulted in an unforeseen shutdown at the slaughterhouse in Kansas last month, likely curtailing Tyson's meat processing operations.

    The company also appears challenged by higher prices for animal feeds such as corn because of unprecedented planting delays this spring due to widespread flooding.

    Additionally, Tyson last month recalled nearly 40,000 pounds (18,144 kg) of its Weaver chicken patties after some consumers found pieces of rubber in the product. [more]

    Trump wants the national parks to generate revenue; critics see creeping privatization

    when Trump proposed a budget in March that would have drastically cut funding for parks, Bernhardt praised the president for “an effort to restore fiscal sanity in Washington.” Three months later, he was in Yosemite with Pence, calling on Congress to fund the $12 billion repair shortfall.

    Nicole Gentile, who directs the public lands program at the Center for American Progress, analyzed the $12 billion claim by looking through the National Park Service’s own data, in what appears to be the most concerted effort to figure out if that number represented the true cost of making necessary fixes in national parks.

    It did not, Gentile concluded. She found that only $1.3 billion “is serious enough for the agency to consider it a priority for necessary maintenance.” A full half of the money Bernhardt and others have claimed they need for parks — $5.9 billion —would go to the repair of highways that run through or along the parks, like the George Washington Parkway in northern Virginia.

    Another $389 million, Gentile found, was intended for facilities used by concessionaires, who run recreation, hotels and food services in national parks. “The NPS backlog should be understood in context and not used to undercut conservation or bolster calls for privatization,” Gentile and co-author Matt Lee-Ashley concluded. [more]

    [yeah, BULLSHIT! Take it from the bloated and wasteful military budget, and fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure too!]