Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-09

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

2019-09-09 - Arctic Ocean temps rising at accelerating rate:

2019-09-09 - Wildfire burns out of control, sends people fleeing and destroys homes in/near coastal Peregian Beach (Australia):

Quote: "Hundreds of people were told to leave, or get ready to leave, communities threatened by bushfires on Monday amid unpredictable winds. But less than two hours after police declared an emergency situation at Peregian Springs and Peregian Beach on Monday night, there were media reports 10 homes had been lost."

Quote: "There are 70 fires still burning across Queensland, with 12 schools closed on Tuesday in the state’s south."

2019-09-09 - Wildfires rage across Indonesia:

2019-09-09 - Train car hauling new cars bursts into flame in Gardner (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A train car that was carrying new vehicles caught fire in Gardner late Monday night. The car, which caught fire in the area of Timpany Rotary, was carrying up to 15 new vehicles, WCVB reported."

2019-09-09 - Train locomotive bursts into flame at business in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "The Cedar Rapids Fire Department said it's investigating after a diesel locomotive caught fire. It happened just after 4:50 p.m. Monday at ADM at 1425 60th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. Crews said they used 1,000 gallons of water as well as foam to put the fire out. Fire officials said the fire caused about $1 million in damage."

2019-09-09 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, steel and scrap cars burn, in Rancho Cordova (California):

Quote: "A spokesperson for Sacramento Metro Fire said multiple scrap cars and steel are on fire."

Note: Back in MAH day, steel warn't flammable!

2019-09-09 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, piles of scrap metal burn, in Delta (Ohio), expected to burn for days:

Quote: "Fire crews on the scene believe many of the flames coming from underneath piles of scrap metal. Toledo area media reporting the fire has closed down State Route 109 between Fulton County Road H and 20A. Two nearby homes also reportedly evacuated. The fire is expected to continue to burn, at least through the night."

Quote: "People have reported smelling the burning metal 30 miles away."

2019-09-09 - Crane bursts into flame at port in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):

Quote: "High-tech cranes going in flames at frequent intervals have raised serious doubts over safety of engines among various stakeholders of Visakhapatnam Port. The Harbour Mobile Crane (HMC) built by an MNC and owned by Seapol Port Pvt. Ltd forced many to press alarm bells in the small hours of Monday when it was engulfed in fire. Incidentally, two more cranes owned by Seapol Port Pvt. Ltd and CONCOR were also caught fire in quick succession in less than a month."

Quote: "It is noteworthy that this was the second fire accident at the Visakhapatnam Port within a period of 15 days. On August 27, a mobile crane caught fire while unloading iron ore from the vessel MV Yasa Falcon at WQ-1 berth at the inner harbour."

Note: A crane just burst into flame the day before at a dock in coastal Melbourne (Australia), mentioned in the 2019-09-08 update. A crane burst into flame 3 days before that at the port in coastal Berbera, Somaliland (Somalia), mentioned in the 2019-09-05 update. A crane burst into flame 1 day before that at the port in coastal Cork (Ireland), mentioned in the 2019-09-04 update.  That's four crane fires at four different ports across the planet in six days. I don't think the problem is the manufacturer of the cranes in India; I think the problem is that electrical stuff is going up in flames generally, especially on coasts, and that does happen to include cranes at ports...

2019-09-09 - Landfill fire breaks out on Leeman Ferry Road in Huntsville (Alabama):

2019-09-09 - Landfill fire breaks out at 2:53 AM on North Road in South Ockendon (Britain):

2019-09-09 - Home explodes and burns, ignites another home, in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

Note: This is the 134th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-09-09 - Wildfire grows to 43,931 acres in Plumas County (California):;-activity-slows/5526450/

2019-09-09 - Wildfire breaks out along US 101 near Buellton (California):

2019-09-09 - Cargo ship 'Kiran Asya' bursts into flame in coastal Iskenderun (Turkey):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of bulk carrier KIRAN ASYA, berthed at Isdemir, Iskenderun, Turkey, late at night Sep 9."

2019-09-09 - Fishing ship 'Koo’s 102' bursts into flame in lagoon in coastal Majuro (Marshall Islands), crew evacuated:

Quote: "A Marshall Islands flagged fishing vessel caught fire in Majuro lagoon Sunday afternoon, forcing seven crewmembers to evacuate the vessel. Small boats involved in a locally sponsored fishing tournament rescued the seven crew members who were aboard the Koo’s 102 purse seiner when fire broke out, according to local fisherman Kyle Aliven."

Note: These are the 791st and 792nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-09 - School bus bursts into flame on street in St. Louis (Missouri):

Note: This is the 124th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 438th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-09-09 - In 3 separate incidents, car-hauler bursts into flame on I-94, parked vehicle bursts into flame at home, and home goes up in flames, in/near Blackman Township (Ohio):

Quote: "While firefighters were at the Seymour Road fire, a call came in for a vehicle fire at 8:01 p.m., Jester said. This fire at Wayne and North streets caused 'some damage' to a residence next to the vehicle, he said. Then, at 10:37 p.m. a 2019 Toyota RAV4 on a car hauler caught fire on I-94 near Sargent Road, Jester said."

Note: This is the 50th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-09-09 - Tractor trailer hauling mobile home bursts into flame on I-20 near Aiken (South Carolina):

Quote: "South Carolina Highway Patrol is in the progress to assess a vehicle fire on I-20 Exit 5 Eastbound crossing with Palmetto Parkway. S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Tyler Tidwell said the vehicle is a tractor trailer hauling a mobile home."

2019-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at dock at business in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A tractor trailer filled with apples caught fire Monday at a Chelsea produce center, sending plumes of dark smoke into the skies overhead before it was put out."

2019-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-220 on the Cross Lake Bridge near Shreveport (Louisiana):

2019-09-09 - Tractor, straw and barn destroyed by fire in Xenia Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Fire destroyed a large amount of straw, a tractor and the metal barn in Xenia Twp. where those items were being stored, the fire chief said."

2019-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough (Britain):

Note: These are the 1599th, 1600th, 1601st, 1602nd, 1603rd and 1604th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-09 - Truck bursts into flame at gas station on Birchwood Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2019-09-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-80 near Elko (Nevada):

2019-09-09 - RV bursts into flame just before the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee (New Jersey):

Note: These are the 330th and 331st RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-09-09 - Campervan bursts into flame in coastal Yachats (Oregon):

2019-09-09 - Van bursts into flame at business on West Laguna Street in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-09-09 - Van bursts into flame on street in Tiverton (Britain):

2019-09-09 - Van bursts into flame at 3:05 AM on Askett Village Lane in Askett (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 9 September, 3.05am Van on fire, Askett Village Lane, Askett. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and hydraulic spreaders."

2019-09-09 - Police SUV bursts into flame while parked at school in Solon (Ohio):

2019-09-09 - University of Texas Police Department SUV bursts into flame on University Avenue in Austin (Texas):

2019-09-09 - SUV bursts into flame on Ocean Highway in coastal Georgetown County (South Carolina):

2019-09-09 - SUV bursts into flame on Wooddale Road in East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-09 - Car partially embedded in the ground bursts into flame at 2:15 AM at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo (Texas):

Quote: "Deputies received a call about a fire at the ranch, which features 10 cars lined up and buried nose-in, around 2:15 a.m. One car at the end of the row was burning, and the fire was extinguished about 20 minutes later, according to a Potter County sheriff’s official. Potter County fire crews and the Texas Department of Public Safety also responded and are investigating the incident. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire."

2019-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal San Rafael (California):

2019-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-35 near Cameron (Missouri), 1 injured:

2019-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on the Northern Motorway in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-09-09 - Five cars go up in flames while parked in underground carpark in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg):

Quote: "The Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps confirmed that the fire broke out on level -1 of the car part, spreading from one car to four further vehicles."

2019-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on Quinton Garth in Westwood (Britain):

2019-09-09 - Car bursts into flame at 1:04 AM on the B488 near Ledburn (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 9 September, 1.04am Car fire, road from B488 to Ledburn. One appliance and crew from Leighton Buzzard attended. Firefighters used two hose reels and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2019-09-09 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Hotham Road South in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hotham Road South, Hull. Mon 9 Sep 2019 17:54 (No:20212) Motorbike involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-09-09 - Cars and building destroyed by massive fire in Ellsworth (Iowa):

Quote: "Several antique cars inside the building are all destroyed."

2019-09-09 - Barn destroyed by fire off Country Route 23 in Chateaugay (New York):

2019-09-09 - Barn destroyed by fire on Furnas Road in Union (Ohio):

2019-09-09 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire in Dewsbury Moor (Britain):

2019-09-09 - Fabric warehouses destroyed by fire just after midnight in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-09-09 - Flea market destroyed by massive blaze in Belleview (Florida):

2019-09-09 - Tire business heavily damaged by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-09-09 - Church destroyed by fire on Chartiers Avenue in Sheraden (Pennsylvania), 3500 feet from the Ohio River:

2019-09-09 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM on Biehl Avenue in Bridgetown area in Cincinnati (Ohio), nobody there:

2019-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on Berkeley Avenue in Rockledge (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:20 AM on 7th Street in Camden (New Jersey):

2019-09-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2:15 AM at Whispering Lake Apartments on Whisper Lake Drive in Black Jack (Missouri):

2019-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home before 3 AM on Lester Road in Pleasant Ridge (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:15 AM in Greenville (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home in Mooresville (Indiana), 2 killed:

2019-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home on East Buffalo Street in Ithaca (New York), 1 killed:

2019-09-09 - Deadly fire rips through hospital in Duesseldorf (Germany), 1 killed, 19 injured:

2019-09-09 - Vacant business burns at 6 AM on Alta Vista Drive in Bakersfield (California):

2019-09-09 - Minke whale washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Humarock (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Town officials on Tuesday buried a minke whale carcass that was found dead on a Humarock beach the day before, the second of its species to wash ashore on the South Shore this month."

2019-09-09 - Two men, 27 and 30, die in canal in Galkiriyagama on the island of Sri Lanka:

2019-09-09 - Passenger dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Turku (Finland):

Quote: "A Finnair Airlines plane flying from Helsinki to Paris landed an emergency in the Finnish city of Turku due to the death of a passenger on board, RIA Novosti reports."

2019-09-09 - Man, 22, found dead in swimming pool in Easley (South Carolina):

Quote: "Brandon Dukeshier, 22, of Easley died Monday in the Westchester subdivision pool, according to the Pickens County Coroner's Office. Dukeshier's body was discovered by someone who was coming to use the shared community pool Monday afternoon. He was submerged under water and later pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner's office."

2019-09-09 - Man, 72, dies in swimming pool in Moutier (Switzerland):

Quote: "A drama occurred Monday morning at the pool of Moutier. A man was found dead in the water shortly after 11am. The lifeguard immediately brought the 72-year-old Swiss back to the edge of the basin with the help of a police patrol who was in the area at the time of the tragedy. Despite these relief measures, the emergency doctor could only note the death of the swimmer. According to preliminary evidence, a medical problem may have preceded the incident."

2019-09-09 - Man, 50, jumps into the water and dies in Lake Jacomo (Missouri):

Quote: "Dispatchers in Jackson County received calls at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday that a man had jumped off of a boat into Lake Jacomo to go swimming, however he never resurfaced."

2019-09-09 - Man found dead and partially submerged in retention pond in Dade City (City in Florida):

2019-09-09 - Man, 18, found dead in the Santa Fe River near Ginnie Springs (Florida):

2019-09-09 - Man found dead in the Tuolumne River in Modesto (California):

2019-09-09 - Person found dead in the American River in Sacramento (California):

2019-09-09 - Man, 53, found dead in Walden Pond in Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2019-09-09 - Man found dead in the Bronx River in coastal Bronx (New York):

2019-09-09 - Woman, 63, found dead in car in parking lot on Marlboro Street in Cheraw (South Carolina), 2200 feet from the Great Pee Dee River:

2019-09-09 - Man, 54, has 'medical episode' and dies during bike ride in Springdale (Arkansas):

Quote: "White died Saturday (Sept. 7) in Springdale during the Square 2 Square annual bike ride along the Razorback Greenway. First responders said White had a 'medical episode' during the bike ride."

2019-09-09 - Man, 40, found dead near school in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-09-09 - Boy, 9, dies after being pulled from retention pond in Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2019-09-09 - Man dies in swimming hole at Kakadu National Park (Australia):

2019-09-09 - School bus driver has 'medical emergency', bus veers off road, crashes into hydrant and sign, in Warsaw (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "It reportedly resulted from a medical emergency after all the students were left at their bus stops."

Quote: "A witness, who declined to give his name, said the bus was headed north in the 600 block of South Buffalo when it crossed the center line and went through the opposite lane of traffic before clipping off the top of a hydrant and hitting a business sign for Hydro Spray Car Wash."

2019-09-09 - Transit bus driver has 'medical emergency', bus crashes off Highway 68, in Del Rey Oaks (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Monterey–Salinas Transit bus driver suffered a medical emergency while driving a bus along Highway 68, causing the bus to crash off the road."

2019-09-09 - Tractor trailer driver, man, 62, slumps over unconscious, truck crashes into home, in Edinburgh (Indiana):

Quote: "The driver, a 62-year-old man, passed out behind the wheel before the crash, authorities say."

2019-09-09 - Tractor trailer driver, man in his 40s, has 'medical episode' and dies while driving, truck veers off road, near Sittingbourne (Britain):

Quote: "A lorry driver has died after suffering a suspected "medical episode" while at the wheel on the A2 near Sittingbourne. Officers were called to Hartlip Hill at around 1.30pm yesterday (September 9)."

2019-09-09 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes into auto parts business, in Knox County (Tennessee), 1 injured:

Quote: "Knox County Rural Metro Fire said the driver appeared to have experienced some sort of medical event resulting in the crash."

2019-09-09 - Man has 'medical incident', car crashes into restaurant, in Salisbury (Britain):

Quote: "Wiltshire Police say the man is believed to have 'suffered a medical incident while driving', which ended up with his car crashing into Anokaa."

2019-09-09 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence en route to Tegel (Germany), 8+ injured:

2019-09-09 - Small plane crashes into water tower, bursts into flame, in Whitehall (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-09-09 - School bus veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on SC 101 near Gray Court (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-09-09 - SUV crashes just before 2 AM, bursts into flame, on Palm Beach Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-09-09 - Car veers off road and crashes, in Jefferson County (Alabama), 1 killed:

Quote: "The vehicle was still in drive and the woman’s foot was still on the accelerator. It is possible, Agee said, the driver suffered some type of medical incident before wrecking her vehicle."

2019-09-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into fitness club, lands in swimming pool, in Centerville (Ohio), 2 injured:

2019-09-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into sign, bursts into flame, on the Bronx River Parkway in coastal Bronx (New York), 2 injured:

2019-09-09 - Coyotes attack and kill 3 cats in a month in Orange County (Florida):

2019-09-09 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon):

2019-09-09 - Sinkhole growing in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-09-09 - Building partially collapses in Milltown (New Jersey):

2019-09-09 - Confused man enters the water at quay in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. Mon 9 Sep 2019 14:34 (No:20198) Confused adult male entered water at princes quay. Fire Service utilised 10.5 metre ladder and boat owned by shopping centre to remove onto dry land. Male taken to hospital by paramedics."

2019-09-09 - Man, 37, has 'medical emergency' at jail in Farmington (Utah):

Quote: "An inmate at Davis County Jail was taken to a local hospital Monday morning after a critical medical emergency."

2019-09-09 - The climate apocalypse is coming, and to prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it:

Note: Not much of a way to prepare...

2019-09-09 - Typhoon Faxai roars into Japan, nearly a million homes lose power, 3+ killed:

2019-09-09 - Rare 'micromoon' to grace us with its presence on Friday the 13th:

2019-09-09 - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell insists there will be no recession, the evidence suggests otherwise:


  1. Hey Jonny. Another step toward extinction in today's report.

    Like the formerly random garbage truck & Hull, Britain JJFH events, crane fires indicate that your hypothesis is correct on evidence from all over the world.

    Now trains are increasingly bursting into flames, along with planes, boats, cars and other vehicles.

    So many "medical events" affecting life now. Driving, swimming, boating, being in or near water, all are increasingly problematic now, ie, it can kill ya.

    It's also been surprising for a while now, just what is burning! METAL? Long dead tree stumps? Car wash establishments, ambulances, wheelchairs, landfills, even WATER has been filmed on fire. Jeez, must be somethin' in the air!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.10.19 Japan Typhoon Faxai - Austalian Bushfire [~ 9.5 min.]

    Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above South Pole to go down as the strongest on record

    Very rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event continues unfolding above the South Pole.

    This SSW could go down in history as the strongest warming event on record, NIWA said, adding there is increased risk for southerlies in New Zealand into October.

    SSW events are rare in the southern hemisphere, with only two in New Zealand in recorded times - one in September 2002 and the other in September 2010 [more]

    Villarrica volcano Alert Level raised to Orange for the first time since 2015, Chile

    Sernageomin has raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Orange on September 9, 2019 and shared evacuation maps showing different meeting points for each nearby community before a possible eruption. The last major eruption at Villarica took place in 2015. [more]

    60 Percent Of Americans Believe A Recession Is Coming – But Consumers Continue To Pile Up Debt At A Frightening Pace

    We haven’t seen survey results like this since just before the last recession. Right now, 60 percent of Americans believe that a recession is “very or somewhat likely in the next year”, and the reason why that figure is so high is because there is already a tremendous amount of evidence that the economy is slowing down all around us. As I have been documenting repeatedly, U.S. economic performance has not been this dismal since 2008 and 2009, and the slowdown seems to be gaining pace as we move toward the end of 2019. So it really shouldn’t be a surprise that a solid majority of the country thinks that the next recession will officially begin very soon. [more]

    Australia launches emergency relocation of fish as largest river system faces collapse

    “We’re staring down the barrel of a potential fish Armageddon, which is why we’re wasting little time rolling out this unprecedented action,” Marshall said [more]

    [more later]

  2. A Taos Close Encounter of the Hunters and Aliens Kind

    Brinkley, 41, said he's been going to the Pot Mountain area hunting for 15 years. He had never seen anything particularly odd.

    He said he works construction and on movie sets. He's a family guy who doesn't want anyone to think he's crazy.

    He and Lucero have worked together for eight years.

    They say they aren't prone to seeing things and didn't particularly believe in aliens. [more]

    [some JJFH humor!]
    The Raging Dumpster Fires of America ask people to stop comparing them to politicians

    Bees suffer dementia due to metal pollution: Aluminium contamination may be behind insect decline

    [just like humans!]

    [how come Canada can do the right thing but not the U.S.?]
    Montreal moves to ban glyphosate pesticide amid health and environmental concerns

    Roundup, which is produced by Monsanto and was acquired by Bayer in 2018, is used at several green spaces around the city including the Montreal Botanical Gardens and the Municipal Golf Montreal, the golf course next door to the gardens, Lavigne Lalonde told Global News.

    Montrealers currently need a special permit to use the product, but after the bylaw is passed, any use of the herbicide will be illegal in all boroughs that are part of the City of Montreal.

    This news falls on the heels of Germany's announcement on Wednesday stating that they will be banning the chemical. They follow in the footsteps of Austria, Vietnam and several cities in France.

    Montreal's ban of glyphosate is the first of its kind in Quebec.

    Health Canada continues to approve the herbicide as safe to use. [more; because it means more business for hospitals!]

    Commonly prescribed antibiotics may lead to heart problems

    Scientists have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.

    Recent studies have also linked the same class of antibiotics to other heart problems. [more]

    [more below]

  3. More than 90 dogs, cats died in Bahamas shelter overwhelmed by Hurricane Dorian

    A GoFundMe drive for the Humane Society of Grand Bahama had drawn more than $160,000 in donations Tuesday to rebuild a shelter where more than 90 dogs and cats died in floodwaters from Hurricane Dorian.

    More than 150 animals survived [more]

    Doctor reveals harrowing unseen 9/11 photos from the day of the attacks

    [anyone see any parts of a LARGE JET amid the rubble?]

    [no wonder the military budget is so large - we're funding BOTH SIDES!]
    Erdogan Breaks Silence: Says The US Sent 30,000 Truckloads Of Weapons To Syria

    "We must resolve this ... There are differences between what is said and what has been done," Erdogan said. [more]

    No known fatalities or injuries after tornado, straight-line winds hit Sioux Falls

    A tornado moving through southeast South Dakota tore through Sioux Falls late Tuesday night, leaving a trail of damaged buildings, power lines and tress in its wake.

    Thirty-seven structures collapsed or have structural integrity issues because of "tornadic activity" and winds greater than 100 mph, according to authorities. There were a few reports of injuries, but there were not any reported fatalities because of the storm. [more]

    [come to see the destruction, bring your own food and water and lots of money]
    The Bahamas Says It's Open for Tourism After Hurricane Dorian. Here's What You Need to Know. [62 sec. video]

    Tropical threat emerging in the Atlantic

    AccuWeather Chief Video Meteorologist Bernie Rayno has an update on where the next tropical depression or storm could form in the Atlantic. [~ 3.25 min. video]

  4. Cargo plane crashes near Toledo airport

    A Toledo Port Authority official says a cargo plane crashed as it was approaching Toledo Express Airport early Tuesday. Authorities say the plane hit multiple unoccupied vehicles at an auto repair shop. (Sept. 11) [27 sec. video]

    Two survive as small plane hits airport building

    Two people were injured when a light plane crashed into an airport building south of metro Phoenix on Tuesday. reports that both were taken to a hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. [9/10]

    More areas of broken sea ice and “slush” at the North Pole

    “Beamed” clouds at the North Pole – 10 September, 2019

  5. [midweek Rice Farmer headlines to get the sense of our path]
    News Links, September 11, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Moody's downgrades Ford credit rating to junk status

    Air cargo volumes remain weak, trade tensions dent outlook

    Peter Schiff: China, Russia buying gold because 'they can read the writing on the wall'

    13,000 passengers stranded for days after French airline declares bankruptcy

    Boeing plane deliveries down 72% in August as MAX grounding weighs

    China Defies Trump on Iran Big time with $400 bn Belt-and-Road Investment, 5000 Security Personnel

    U.S. military likely to ramp up operations against Taliban: U.S. general

    The Establishment is Changing its Tune on Russia

    France says 'time has come' to ease tensions with Russia

    Netanyahu proposes to annex Jordan Valley if reelected

    Bolton's departure shows failure of U.S. 'maximum pressure' against Iran: Rouhani adviser

    The Shale Boom Has Turned To Bust: Producers Slashing Budgets, Staff, & Production Goals

    Manila confirms African swine fever, pigs culled

    China's pork prices surge 47% in August amid swine fever outbreak

    Magnetite pollution nanoparticles in the human brain

    International Appeal: Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

    Plan for fish farm off Florida's Gulf Coast raises environmental concerns

    Alaskans experiencing fires, little rain and drought conditions

    Fifth straight year of bird die-off in Alaska waters linked to starvation

    Plastic Apocalypse: Dangerous Microplastics Now Turning Up In Human Stool

    Facebook defends tracking your every move — even if the app isn't on

    Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

    Bill Gates: I met with Jeffrey Epstein because 'he knows a lot of rich people' [sure, Bill . ..]

    Why Economic Collapse Will Precede Climate Collapse
    A good read. The main points are set out concisely. -- RF

    Huawei drops one of its lawsuits against the US after its seized equipment was returned

    Real US debt levels could be 2,000% of economy, a Wall Street report suggests

    NOAA's chief scientist wants probe into agency backing of Trump on Dorian

    Latest Trade War Casualties: More Than 10,000 Layoffs in August

    Illinois' Record $47 Billion Loss Ignored By Mainstream Media. Why?

    Trump Prepares 'Apology Package' For Disgruntled Farmers

    The Majority of Americans Hate BOTH Parties
    More people wake up to the reality that the two-party system is actually a China-style one-party system. -- RF

    Ahead of election year, more Americans lack health insurance, incomes stall

    Around 4,500 truck drivers lost their jobs in August as the trucking 'bloodbath' rages on

  6. Standing ovation for weather forecasters who corrected Trump after he said Dorian could hit Alabama – Tearful NOAA head offers halfhearted defense of Alabama forecasters – “He can’t have it both ways”

    U.S. Navy quietly ends climate change task force, reversing Obama initiative – “Across all of the Department of Defense, it is hard for me to see that climate change is taken as seriously as it should be”

    When he took office as secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis urged the armed forces to battle the effects of global climate change.

    The order by Mattis was backed by a slew of scientific studies — including those commissioned by the Pentagon — and concerns expressed by a growing number of past and present military leaders.

    the Navy quietly shut down its specialized U.S. Navy Task Force Climate Change in March 2019, reversing an Obama-era initiative designed to prepare naval leadership for global shifts in sea levels, melting ice sheets and ocean temperatures.

    Navy officials told E&E News, which initially reported the termination of the program, that the task force’s mission was one that was “no longer needed.”

    Retired Rear Adm. Jon White, who spearheaded Task Force Climate Change from 2012 to 2015, told E&E News that he saw “little evidence” that the research undertaken by the Navy and scientific community has even been implemented in any of the military’s environmental strategies.

    “Across all of the Department of Defense, it is hard for me to see that climate change is taken as seriously as it should be,” said White, now the president of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

    “The task force ended, in my opinion, without full incorporation of climate change considerations.” [more]

    [next piece follows]

  7. [here's that article posted by RF]
    Real U.S. debt levels could be a shocking 2,000 percent of GDP – “We are quickly approaching a situation where we have dug ourselves a debt hole which is going to have profoundly negative effects on the economy for probably decades”

    Globally, we have become over-reliant on borrowing as a solution for everything. Political excuses abound for why it doesn’t matter, which just clearly isn’t the case.

    Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget [more]

    Flies overwhelm Pakistan’s Karachi after monsoon floods garbage and sewage – “We live in hell”

    Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage systems clogged with mountains of uncollected garbage and flooding neighbourhoods with raw sewage.

    “I have never seen such a fierce presence of flies in my life,” Karachi resident Abdul Aziz, 45, told AFP.

    “Clouds of flies keep covering the food at the market. It’s repulsive—they cover the fruit so much that you can’t see beneath them.” [more]

    Amazon deforestation and development heighten Amazon fire risk – “Most of the current fires are related to the deforestation process”

    Deaths From 9/11 Related Illnesses Will Soon Outpace the Number of People Lost on That Fateful Day

    It has been 18 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, and more than 2,000 people have died of an illness related to the terrorist attacks.

    It is expected that by the 20th anniversary of 9/11, more people will have died from 9/11-related illnesses than the 2,700 who died at the Twin Towers that day. [more]

    [EEE update]
    Rare Brain-Infecting Virus Spread by Mosquitoes Kills 3 in USA

    [from our It's About Fucking Time! desk]
    EPA To Significantly Reduce Chemical Testing On Lab Animals

    The Environmental Protection Agency plans to significantly reduce its reliance on animal testing for studying the safety of chemicals, with a goal of eliminating all experiments on mammals by 2035. [more]

    [what it probably means is that they aren't going to do much safety testing of chemicals being used by corporations from here on out - we're on our own now]