Thursday, September 19, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-18

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

2019-09-18 - Unknown odor closes Wyandotte Elementary School in Morgan City (Louisiana):

Quote: "St. Mary School Board Assistant Superintendent Joseph M. Stadalis has announced that Wyandotte Elementary will be closed on Thursday, September 19, 2019, due to an unidentified odor in the gym."

2019-09-18 - Recycling center hit by fire, 120 tons of paper and cardboard burn, on Wallingford Road in Uxbridge (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by fire and explosion(s) in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

2019-09-18 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in coastal Ullapool (Scotland):

Quote: "People have reported hearing the sound of a "loud bang" in the Highlands on Tuesday night. The noise was heard by people in and around Ullapool at about 20:00. British Geological Survey has ruled out an earthquake and the RAF said it was not a sonic boom caused by one of its jets. The UK Meteor Network said it was possible the sound was caused by a fireball, but it had received no reports of one from Scotland. It also said it was unconnected to meteors spotted from England at 20:17 and 20:45."

2019-09-18 - Small plane bursts into flame at airport in Duncan (Oklahoma):

Quote: "A small aircraft caught fire Wednesday night around 7 p.m. at Duncan Airport after the pilot heard a 'pop' during his pre-flight start up."

Note: This is the 108th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-18 - Climate change expected to cause more intense and frequent toxic algae blooms in Maine:

Note: Not just in Maine, of course, but everywhere...

2019-09-18 - Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world:

2019-09-18 - US Navy confirms recently released videos of UFOs are the real deal and were not meant to be released to the public:

Quote: "The U.S. Navy has finally acknowledged that videos appearing to show UFOs flying through the air are real and were recorded years ago by fighter pilots. The U.S. Navy confirms that video of UFOs released in 2017 is real, but would not speculate about what the video actually shows. The videos were made public in 2017 by the New York Times and were also released by the UFO research group founded by former Blink-182 singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge, writer of the song 'Aliens Exist.' Video shows a rotating object captured by U.S. Navy aircraft with sensors locked in on the target. Commander David Fravor saw it firsthand during a training mission, describing it like a '40-foot long Tic Tac' maneuvering rapidly and changing direction."

Quote: "The ability to hover over the water and go from zero to 12,000 feet and accelerate in less than two seconds was something I have never seen in my life."

Quote: "They show objects accelerating to hypersonic speed and making movements described as beyond the physical abilities of a human crew."

Quote: "Both the Pentagon and the Navy have confirmed that the videos were never cleared for public release."

Note: The movements of these craft are not beyond the physical abilities of a human crew if they're manipulating the Higgs field and reducing the mass of the craft to zero, which eliminates inertia. These craft are way beyond even Star Trek technology. In Star Trek, you hear the phrase, 'They're coming around, Captain!' These craft never need to 'come around', e.g. make turns. They change their path from going in a straight line in one direction to going in a straight line in an entirely different direction instantly. That means they have no inertia, which means they have no mass, which means they are manipulating the Higgs field. Someone has deduced the same thing that I have, and every particle collider is working on figuring out the Higgs boson - e.g. 'the God Particle' - and the Higgs field. We know WHAT they are doing - manipulating the Higgs field - but we don't yet know exactly HOW they're doing it. That's the hard part, figuring out the HOW of it. Until we do, nothing we make will ever be able to match the speed and maneuverability of these craft, because everything we make is burdened with mass and inertia...

2019-09-18 - Deadly fire rips through school at 11 PM in coastal Monrovia (Liberia), 27+ killed:

2019-09-18 - Yacht bursts into flame while drydocked at the York River Yacht Haven in coastal Bena (Virginia):

Note: This is the 812th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-18 - School bus bursts into flame at 6:30 AM at school in Tolland (Connecticut):

Quote: "According to Tolland Alert, the bus was in a bus lot and there were no children on board."

2019-09-18 - School bus bursts into flame on street near Rollo Bay on coastal Prince Edward Island (Canada):

Note: These are the 129th and 130th school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 450th and 451st buses to burn in 2019...

2019-09-18 - Tanker truck bursts into flame while parked along road near Ibadan (Nigeria):

Quote: "A truck fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, has exploded and caught fire in Ogun State. The fuel laden tanker, DAILY POST learnt, mysteriously went up in flames where it was parked overnight."

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6 AM on I-695 near coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-39 near Rockford (Illinois):

2019-09-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on Teuscher Hill Road near Coudersport (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-18 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Highway 54 near Dumas (Arkansas):

2019-09-18 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame at Bar-Way Farm in Deerfield (Massachusetts):

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M62 in West Yorkshire (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Tractor bursts into flame in Chudleigh (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame on Watery Lane in Bathealton (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame in West Lulworth (Britain), 2300 feet from the ocean:

Note: These are the 1668th-1678th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-18 - RV bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on Elkhorn Boulevard in Foothill Farms (California):

Note: This is the 340th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-09-18 - Ice cream van bursts into flame on Station Road in Whittlesey (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at dental office in coastal Wellfleet (Massachusetts):

2019-09-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-75 near Monroe (Michigan):

2019-09-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on North Jefferson Street in Mount Pleasant (Iowa):

2019-09-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-5 in Jackson County (Oregon):

2019-09-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home on Garfield Avenue in Batavia (New York):

2019-09-18 - Car bursts into flame on Mailer Street in Mornington suburb of coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

2019-09-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Chipping Cross in Clevedon (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Car bursts into flame on Amersham Road in Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 18 September, 7.11am Car fire, Amersham Road, Beaconsfield. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-09-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

2019-09-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in White Marsh (Maryland):

2019-09-18 - Forklift bursts into flame and explodes at Lowe's in Gun Barrel City (Texas):

2019-09-18 - Two vehicles and garage go up in flames at 5:20 AM at home in Saskatoon (Canada):

Quote: "Upon arrival fire crews found 2 vehicles fully involved as well as the exterior of the garage."

2019-09-18 - RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home near the Fox River, home damaged, in Burtons Bridge (Illinois):

2019-09-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5 AM near Tavistock (Canada):

2019-09-18 - Barn destroyed by huge fire in Leominster (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Garage destroyed by fire at home, fire spreads to woods, in Windsor (Virginia):

2019-09-18 - Home damaged by garage fire on Litchfield Road in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-09-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Maple Avenue in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-09-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:45 AM on Central Avenue in Plainfield (New Jersey):

2019-09-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Washington Avenue in Newport (Kentucky):

2019-09-18 - Home under construction destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Jefferson Drive in Lexington (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A fire ripped through a home under construction in Lexington early Wednesday. Crews were called at 2 a.m. to the home on Jefferson Drive off Grove Street. The fire chief said the home was near completion."

2019-09-18 - Two homes go up in flames on Idlewild Street in Homewood (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-18 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home near Brook Park (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-09-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:07 AM on Delano Avenue in coastal San Francisco (California), 2 killed:

2019-09-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Griscom Street in the Frankford area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-09-18 - Vacant church destroyed by fire at 5:07 AM on Station Street East in Foleshill (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Two boys, 12 and 14, die in pond in Kachola (India):

2019-09-18 - Passenger, woman, dies on passenger plane after departing from coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "Passengers and crew members on a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg were left in shock after a fellow passenger assumed to be sleeping turned out to be dead."

2019-09-18 - Man drops dead and face-plants into the sand at beach at coastal Gaviota State Park (California):

Quote: "County Fire Capt. Daniel Bertucelli said crews responded around 8 a.m. to reports of a medical emergency at the beach and found a man face down on the beach."

Quote: "Sheriff’s Lt. Erik Raney said the body was found just west of the Gaviota pier, and that there was 'nothing suspicious about the death.'"

2019-09-18 - Man, 67, has 'medical issue', topples off dock into Lake of the Ozarks and dies, in Camden County (Missouri):

Quote: "Stephen T. Malec, 67, reportedly suffered an unknown medical issue which caused him to fall into the waterway off his dock. Malec was retrieved from the water by another individual on the scene and was pronounced dead at the scene by Crystal K. Lloyd at 5:39 p.m."

2019-09-18 - Man, 69, found dead in lagoon at Auburn Park in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-09-18 - Man, around 60, slumps over dead on bench near ferry dock in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-09-18 - Man, 57, has 'medical emergency' while driving, car lightly crashes, man dies, in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "'We don’t believe his death had anything to do with the crash. He was having an emergency before that,' Penn Hills police Chief Howard Burton said."

2019-09-18 - Man found dead at 3:40 AM near disabled vehicle on the West Loop in Bellaire (Texas):

2019-09-18 - Person found dead near intersection in McAllen (Texas):

2019-09-18 - Man found dead in retention basin in Yuma (Arizona):

2019-09-18 - Person found dead in Whitby (West Virginia):

2019-09-18 - Man, 25, found dead in pond in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2019-09-18 - Man, 47, disappears into Lake DeGray (Arkansas), empty 'ghost boat' found circling:

Quote: "Donny Beason, 47, was last seen on his fishing boat early Friday morning. Hours later, he was gone. Witnesses saw Beason’s boat going around in circles near the swim area at Arlie Moore Park."

2019-09-18 - Driver has 'medical issue', SUV slams into home, in Syracuse (New York):

Quote: "A Jeep wound up slamming into a home in Syracuse Wednesday afternoon after the driver suffered a medical issue."

2019-09-18 - Woman has 'medical episode', car plows into another car, on I-95 in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, a black Nissan was pulled over on the right-hand shoulder of the express lanes when a woman driving a white Dodge Challenger suffered a medical episode and struck the Nissan."

2019-09-18 - Woman, 69, has 'medical episode', car crashes into pole, in Union Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "The driver, a 69-year-old woman, was traveling west on Route 724 when she suffered a medical episode, crossed over the opposite lane of travel, and hit the pole, according to Pennsylvania State Police."

2019-09-18 - Woman has 'medical issue', car crashes into home, in Plattsburgh (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police think Wendy Douglass had some kind of medical issue. She was taken to c-v-p-h after driving into the home."

2019-09-18 - Small plane crashes near Snydersville (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2019-09-18 - Small plane crashes and burns in field near London (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-09-18 - Small plane crashes and burns on mountain near coastal Reykjavík (Iceland), 1 injured:

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in St. Landry Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge and plunges into creek at 2:30 AM near Forney (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into utility pole, in Trussville (Alabama):

2019-09-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-70 in Lincoln County (Kansas), 1 injured:

2019-09-18 - Box truck crashes into woods in Fairborn (Ohio), 2 injured:

2019-09-18 - RV veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, in Malheur County (Oregon), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2019-09-18 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Bryan (Texas):

2019-09-18 - Car crashes off the Howard Frankland Bridge and plunges into coastal Tampa Bay (Florida):

Quote: "It's the second time in three weeks that a driver plunged into the waters off the Howard Frankland Bridge. On August 28, a man died when he got into a crash and flipped his car several times, landing in the water. His body was found the next day."

2019-09-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, near Los Gatos (California), 1 injured:

2019-09-18 - Car veers off road just before 2 AM, crashes into home, on Cholla Drive in Moreno Valley (California), 2 injured:

2019-09-18 - Bridge over the Nevedryanka River collapses near Tolkachevo (Russia), 1 injured:

Quote: "In the south of the Pskov region near the village of Tolkachevo, a bridge collapsed across the Nevedryanka River, as a result of which one person was injured."

2019-09-18 - Building collapses in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

2019-09-18 - Woman in critical condition after being pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Surfers Paradise (Australia):

2019-09-18 - We are losing the race on climate catastrophe, warns UN chief:

Quote: "UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday the world was 'losing the race' to avert climate disaster, but that greenhouse gas reduction targets were not out of reach yet."

Note: Climate disaster is already here and accelerating rapidly and the emissions goals don't have a snowflake's chance in hell of being met...

2019-09-18 - Powerful Indian Ocean Dipole event to cause climate chaos in many areas:

Quote: "Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly leading to millions of displaced people, the emergence of Rift Valley fever and other flood-related issues. Dry spells over Indonesia, Australia and Singapore are strongly tied to the ongoing IOD. 2019 IOD is already similar to one of strongest IOD events in history - that of 2006 - when Eastern Africa experienced its worst floods in history, together with Central and West Africa."

2019-09-18 - Lightning strikes kill 18 people in Bihar (India):

2019-09-18 - Colossal waterspout filmed in southwest China:!language=1

2019-09-18 - Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt:

2019-09-18 - Fed shocks everyone with emergency intervention in the repo market for the first time since 2008:

2019-09-18 - Facebook to train AI systems using police video:


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone. i don't get why some of my posts just disappear, but i'm going to start copying and pasting them as a Word doc just to back 'em up. Tired of wasting precious time doing things over and over. The only reason i do this is because it's important (to ME, if nobody else). i thank Jonny every day for allowing me to comment on his blog. i hope it adds some small value to his critically important site.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.19.19 Faster than... [~ 13.6 min.]

    Why Does The Federal Reserve Keep Slamming The Panic Button Over And Over If Everything Is Okay?

    What in the world is the Federal Reserve doing? For months the Fed has been trying to publicly convince us that the U.S. economy is “strong”, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell recently unequivocally stated that “the Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession”, but the Fed’s actions tell a completely different story. If the U.S. economy really is performing well, any economics textbook will tell you that the Fed should not be reducing interest rates. Interest rate cuts should be saved for times when the economy is in serious trouble, and using up all of your ammunition before a downturn has begun is simply foolish. And the Federal Reserve continues to insist that the financial system is functioning normally, but meanwhile things are spinning so wildly out of control that they felt forced to announce overnight repurchase agreement operations for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We haven’t seen this sort of emergency intervention since the last financial crisis, but the Fed’s message to the general public is that “all is well”. [more]

    Birds Are Vanishing From North America

    The skies are emptying out.

    The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago. [more]

    Major, catastrophic flooding hits Texas, at least two people dead as slow-moving storm dumps over 1 100 mm (43 inches) of rain

    Major, catastrophic flooding is occurring across much of Southeast Texas, NWS said September 18, a day after Tropical Storm "Imelda" made landfall near Freeport, TX, adding that some areas could see up to 1 000 mm (40 inches) of rain through Friday, September 20. Heavy rain continued into Friday across portions of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, but rates have finally begun to decrease as the storm started shifting to the ArkLaTex region. [more]

    2nd '500-year rainfall' in 2 years will cause $8 billion in damages, AccuWeather predicts

    The estimate includes damage to homes and businesses, as well as their contents and cars, job and wage losses, farm and crop losses, contamination of drinking water wells, infrastructure damage, auxiliary business losses and the long-term impact from flooding, in addition to the lingering health effects resulting from flooding and the possible disease caused by standing water. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Rising number of fatal landslides makes 2019 the worst year on record

    A new update on landslides from the 2019 northern hemisphere monsoon season by Dr. Dave Petley, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield, UK, showed how an unusually high number of landslides resulted in thousands of fatalities this year, making 2019 the worst year on record. In addition, the last couple of years have been notably worse than the long-term average. [more]

    Passengers panic as Delta flight plunges nearly 30,000 feet in under 8 minutes

    Delta passengers on their way from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, received a major scare Wednesday as their plane dropped nearly 30,000 feet in the space of under eight minutes, forcing a diversion to Tampa.

    Data from flight-tracking site FlightAware shows Delta Flight 2353 diving from an altitude of 39,000 feet to 9,975 feet in the span of about 7 ½ minutes.

    “While in flight between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale Delta flight 2353 made a rapid, controlled descent due to a possible aircraft depressurization issue," Delta spokesman Anthony Black told USA TODAY. He added that the aircraft is being evaluated by maintenance technicians.

    "Air masks – the oxygen masks dropped – from the top of the plane. Chaos sort of ensued amongst the passengers," passenger Harris Dewoskin said told Atlanta news station WSB-TV.

    Although a flight attendant told passengers not to panic, Dewoskin said "It was a hectic moment so the passengers around me — a lot of people were kind of hyperventilating." [more]

    New study finds cancer-causing chemicals in tap water

    Cancer-causing contaminants may be in your drinking water, according to a new study published in the journal Heliyon.

    Scientists at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed pollutants in tap water from 2010 to 2017. They found 22 carcinogenic contaminants — including arsenic, disinfection byproducts, and radioactive contaminants, such as uranium and radium — in drinking water nationwide, which researchers estimate could, over the course of an average lifetime (about 70 years), lead to 100,000 cases of cancer.

    In the study, EWG scientists calculated the cumulative health effects of these carcinogens in more than 48,000 community water systems in the U.S. (not including the 13.5 million Americans who rely on private wells for drinking water). [more]

    "Original " strange sounds coming from the sky Allen Tx [~ 64 sec. video]

    121 gray whales found dead this year on west coast of North America

    The near-final death count, tallied this week, makes this the second-worst year on record for gray whales, which were hunted almost to extinction in the late 1800s. It could represent as much as 10% of the species' total population. [more]

    Bear attacks increasing worldwide

    The tiny algae at ground zero of Greenland's melting glaciers

    Greenland’s ice melt has been adopted by the world as a bellwether for climate crisis, but the impact on biodiversity has been overlooked. At an ice station on a remote Arctic glacier, scientists are looking to the smallest of life forms to predict the pace of species extinction [more]

    [more later]

  3. An all time, well since the 1880s, record has been broken for the month of September with 15 days of 100 plus degree temperatures. The forecast calls for the next seven days to be at 100 or higher. The local KXAN chief meteorologist has several times mentioned global warming on the air. A few days ago he said that if anyone tells you that global warming isn't real then they're wrong. Up until this year I have never heard a local TV weatherman mention GW. More and more are jumping on the bandwagon now. Of course it doesn't matter. Too late.

    But IMO there was nothing we could do anyway. I am no longer convinced that C02 is a "greenhouse gas". That it contributes to warming. The main thing we humans do is destroy eco systems and cause extinctions of other animals and plants. Poison water systems and such. Of course plastic pollution. Light pollution. Noise pollution, etc... I've been seeing that it the past there were cold eras in which C02 was even higher in the atmosphere than it is now. There was a big warming event in the late 30s to the 40s last century. Newspaper articles were sounding alarm. Melting in the Arctic even. C02 levels were much lower than now.

    Anyway....for whatever the reason warming is happening now. Of that there is no doubt.

    1. Remember, there's a "lag" between emissions and their effects, of about a decade.

    2. If what I'm saying is true then the lag is a moot point. I'm saying that C02 may be a non-factor in warming.

    3. Here's an experiment you can try at home:

      CO2's effect is well-documented, since at least the late 1800s. It absorbs infrared - heat. Not like methane does. Remember the infrared cameras showing the methane splooging out of the Aliso Canyon natural gas store in California? The methane clouds in infrared were BLACK - not reflecting any heat, absorbing it all. CO2's effect is not so dramatic, but it is measurable. Obviously the original experiments that proved this in the 1800s were not in any way politically motivated - it was just scientists trying to understand the physical properties of gases in the atmosphere.

  4. [from our It's About F@^&ING TIME! dept.]
    Shutdown Is Imminent at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

    Three Mile Island was the site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident in 1979 [more]

    [back then, many of us were protesting the building of this monstrosity, but as usual big money trumps everything else; did we learn anything since? Well we learned about Chernobyl, and Fukushima, but at this point few worry that we're on our way out because this dirty/toxic technology was allowed and is contributing to the loss of habitat to this day and for the foreseeable future]

    The final shutdown of Three Mile Island, where 1979's terrifying partial meltdown became a landmark event in the life cycle of nuclear power in the United States, is imminent.

    Exelon Corp. [Mr. Burns? "Exelon!"] officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania.

    Decommissioning Unit 1, dismantling its buildings and removing spent fuel could take six decades and cost more than $1 billion, Exelon estimates, although companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors and promising to do it in under a decade.

    The destroyed Unit 2 is sealed and its twin cooling towers remain standing. Its core was shipped years ago to the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory. What is left inside the containment building remains highly radioactive and encased in concrete.

    Work to dismantle Unit 2 is scheduled to begin in 2041 and be completed in 2053, its owner, FirstEnergy, has said. [more]

    [which means, of course, that it will NEVER be done]

    US to Spend $3 Million to Study If Marijuana Relieves Pain

    The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.

    Nine research grants announced Thursday are for work on CBD, the trendy ingredient showing up in cosmetics and foods, and hundreds of less familiar chemicals. THC research was excluded.

    [yeah, well they did NO studies to see if Oxycontin has any problems, and look how THAT turned out! Hypocritical FDA, CDC, Fed gov't, ATF, EPA, etc.can all go pound sand]

    THC has been investigated extensively, Shurtleff said, and its potential for addiction and abuse make it unsuitable for treating pain. [more]

    [Rockefeller put pot on the same list as LSD and heroin for financial interests of theirs; meanwhile Big Pharma continues to pump out complete shit that has awful side-effects while natural medicines have been poo-pooed and completely banned in some cases]

    [continued below]

  5. [so much for SOTT's bullshit GSM/mini-Ice Age]
    Nights Getting Warmer Across United States, Analysis Finds

    In the Northeast region, which includes Philadelphia, night-time record-highs now outpace record-lows more than 2-to-1. Enter your zip code in our interactive to see how your local temperatures are affected [more; it got down to 48 last night here!]

    [not a fan of the host, who interrupts, flits all over the place and distracts from the main points being made instead of following up with real questions - but new info is found]
    A Better World Radio Interview [~ 76 min.]

    Mitchell interviews environmental scientist, Guy McPherson, about the true seriousness of our environmental plight this very moment. Based on unfiltered science, Guy interprets the findings of global dimming, greenhouse gas overwhelm of our atmosphere and the presence of nuclear power plants throughout the world as painting a very dark future for humankind. [more]

    [another interview, different host, from Sept. 1st is here] [~ 47.25 min. podcast]

    [so much for "recovery"]
    Sheet roofs: Puerto Rico reels 2 years after Hurricane Maria

    "I have depression," he told AFP. "There have been times when I have thought that it is not worth being alive. Two years on, I am still suffering from the hurricane." [more]

    No future, no children: Teens refusing to have kids until there's action on climate change

    A Canadian teen's pledge not to have children until her government takes serious action against climate change is drawing support from young people around the globe.

    Emma Lim, 18, launched a climate change movement this week called "#No Future, No Children" that includes a website where other teens can take her pledge.

    "I am giving up my chance of having a family because I will only have children if I know I can keep them safe," she says on her website. "It breaks my heart, but I created this pledge because I know I am not alone. ... We’ve read the science, and now we’re pleading with our government." [more]

  6. [end of the week headlines from RF]
    News Links, September 20, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Auto Bust Triggers Sharp Slowdown In Global Manufacturing

    EU car sales drop in August

    We are in an earnings recession, and it is expected to get worse

    How An Oil Supply Outage Could Paralyze Asia

    Interest Rate Derivatives Trading Explodes to $6.5 Trillion/Day

    The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deploying to Central and South America

    Space Force price tag clouds decision to formally launch, despite White House push

    Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster

    Iran Struggles With Food Security Amid Sanctions

    Following Saudi Attack Trump To Levy Paralyzing Sanctions On Iran

    Only Coalition of the Foolish wants war with Iran

    U.S. Sanctions Severely Cripple Venezuela's Oil Production

    World's migrant population now at 272 million, UN report finds

    Federal court blocks South Dakota 'Riot Boosting' laws

    Saudi attacks rattle shippers' plan to switch fuels

    World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

    Shocking Video Simulation Shows the Devastation Nuclear War Would Cause

    Air pollution can reach the placenta around a developing baby

    Rights group says Bolsonaro gives 'green light' to Amazon illegal loggers

    Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections

    Only 38% Of Americans Believe Humans Mainly Responsible For Climate Change

    Texas declares disaster as torrential rain wreaks havoc, grounds hundreds of flights

    Climate Crusaders Aren't Buying Natural Gas Propaganda

    New surveillance tech means you'll never be anonymous again

    Israel Spies and Spies and Spies

    Apple Is About To Reveal Facebook's Shady Location Tracking

    Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix

    Trump Brushes Israeli Dragnet Surveillance of D.C. Under the Rug

    Biometrics class actions target Lowe's, Home Depot for anti-shoplifting surveillance systems

    The Air Force Has Declared War on Hopelessness in the Ranks

    America's F-22 And F-35 Fighters Still Aren't As Ready As They Were Ordered To Be

    Millennials share their retirement plans on Twitter — let's just say it's not good

    Debt-Wracked Chinese Companies Dump US & Other Foreign Assets, Become Net Sellers Overseas for First Time

    50,000 UAW Workers on Strike and GM is Already Just One Notch Above Junk

    The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter: Lockheed Martin Remains Top Gun in the Pentagon's Cockpit

    Guantanamo Bay only has 40 prisoners left, and they cost the US more than a half-billion dollars a year

    Nearly half of the U.S.'s homeless people live in one state: California

    Marines Arm Drone Vehicle with .50-cal Machine Gun for Urban Fight

    College graduates owe $29,000 in student debt now — more than ever before

    Millennials have an average of $28,000 in debt—and the biggest source isn't student loans

    And finally...
    Armed robber scared off by little girl throwing loaf of bread at him

  7. Officials: Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4

    A tour bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said Friday.

    Further details were not immediately available, including the cause of the crash, Cpl. Chris Bishop said. [more]

    Thousands of young activists challenging lawmakers to act in Global Climate Strike

    Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets for the Global Climate Strike to raise awareness on climate change and urge lawmakers to create policies to help save the planet ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit next week.

    The strike on Friday is expected to include more than 1,000 locations across the U.S. and 4,500 worldwide, with more than 2,000 scientists pledging to attend as well, organizers said. [more]

    [gonna be "interesting" to see how all this plays out - here @ JJFH, we're ahead of the curve and already see reality for what it is]

  8. HUGE Craft Spotted Hovering Above Earth On ISS Live Feed! - "The Real McCoy" [MrMBB333 video] [~ 15.6 min.]

    [Fran: did you get any of that Imelda rain?]

    Heavy rain, locally severe storms to soak the central US this weekend

    Tropical moisture streaming into the central Plains from the tropical systems in the East Pacific Ocean will help to fuel severe thunderstorms and downpours across the region this weekend.

    Drenching rain developed across the Dakotas Friday evening and continued into Saturday morning as a storm system began to strengthen over the region.

    Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop from southern Iowa and northern Missouri through central Kansas into Saturday afternoon as the front approaches the warm and humid air over the area. [more]

    Death toll rises to 5 after man found dead in truck on I-10 [45 sec. video]

    Strong earthquake in Albania damages buildings and sends residents fleeing

    Albania was rattled by its strongest earthquake in decades Saturday, officials said, sending people fleeing into the streets in several cities, damaging buildings and triggering power cuts in the capital.

    The epicentre of the shallow 5.6-magnitude quake, was near Durres, less than 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of the capital Tirana, according to the US Geological Survey.

    Albania's defence ministry said it was the "strongest earthquake in the country in the last 20 to 30 years". [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  9. Heartbreaking Photos Show Endangered Orangutans Navigating Indonesian Forest Devastated by Fire

    Forest fires burning through Indonesia are leaving Bornean orangutans, a critically endangered species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo and Indonesia, in harm’s way.
    [more; Mike's observation that humanity ruins habitats]

    As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

    The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

    The latest satellite data from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows 131,600 fires burning since January within the country, where 60 percent of the Amazon lies.

    The fires, which are mostly caused by humans with the goal of clearing land for farming and cattle ranching, are having a grievous effect on the forest: the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has nearly doubled since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro came to power on January 1, with the equivalent of 110 football fields of land being cleared every hour. [more]

    Imelda’s toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridge

    As the remnants of the former Tropical Storm Imelda moved north on Friday, residents in southeast Texas awoke to shut down roads, scattered thunderstorms and the possibility of more flooding from a storm that became one the top 10 wettest in U.S. history.

    The storm that had barely earned a name — it briefly ranked as a tropical storm before being downgraded to a tropical depression — took many residents by surprise with its relentlessness, rekindling memories from when Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rainfall in some areas and caused dozens of deaths in 2017. [more]

    Major oil company plans 7 wells in Alaska petroleum reserve

    A major oil company will drill seven new exploratory wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

    ConocoPhillips is planning the work for this winter, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported .

    The wells will be focused on the prospective Harpoon area southwest of the company's existing projects in the reserve, ConocoPhillips Alaska Vice President Scott Jepsen said during a presentation last week to the Alaska Support Industry Alliance. The wells will better delineate the large Willow prospect.

    "Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we'll be able to accomplish all this," he said. [more]