Saturday, September 21, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-20

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

2019-09-20 - Refinery erupts in flame in West Bengal (India), 15 injured:

2019-09-20 - Pallet yard goes up in flames, fire gets huge, in Somerton (Arizona):

2019-09-20 - Chemical warehouse heavily damaged by deadly fire, fire spreads to residential area, in coastal Malé (Maldive Islands), 1 killed:

2019-09-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Capaum Pond in coastal Nantucket (Massachusetts):

2019-09-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Frances in Fort Mill (South Carolina):

2019-09-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Nosbonsin (Canada):

2019-09-20 - Tropical Depression Imelda causing extraordinary threat to life and property in Texas, more intense rain in the forecast:

2019-09-20 - Millions of people across the world form massive crowds to protest inaction on climate change:

Quote: "Millions of young people around the world are stepping out on Friday to support dramatic climate action. The global climate strike began early Friday in Australia and countries across Asia and the Pacific, and continued in Europe and Africa. By midmorning in the U.S., protesters had gathered for some of the approximately 800 protests planned across the country, according to the group 350 Action."

Note: If they're this agitated because they think governments aren't doing enough to combat climate change, how agitated might they get when they realize that there is nothing governments can do to stave off the end of the world, and this is it, game over, the end of the world as we know it? Well, since this IS game over, it's not gonna take people forever to figure that out - I'm surprised more haven't figured it out already - and then I guess we will see what we will see!

2019-09-20 - Children suffering eco-anxiety over climate change, say psychologists:

Note: Earth's got the cure for that, but nobody's gonna like it...

2019-09-20 - Nights getting warmer across the United States, analysis finds:

Quote: "The data shows that the ratio of record highs at night are outpacing record lows in most regions of the country. In the Northeast, stretching from Maryland to Maine, night-time record-highs now are occurring more than twice the record-lows. Record highs should be hit about as often as record lows in a stable climate, a climatologist told NBC News."

2019-09-20 - Team studying algae on the ice in Greenland to understand how it will affect ice melt:

Quote: "The key question is whether the algae will grow and darken other areas of the ice sheet as the climate gets warmer. If this happens, which is what the team here in Sermilik suspect, it will mean up to 30% faster melting of the ice sheet than existing models are predicting."

2019-09-20 - Home and cars destroyed by explosion(s) and fire at 5:10 AM on Montego Bay (street) in Portage (Michigan):

Quote: "A home in Portage was destroyed Friday morning after an explosion and a fire. Neighbors called 911 after hearing explosions around 5:09 a.m. at a home on Montego Bay between Tiffany Avenue and Bahama Lane. The blast sent the garage door into the road. Upon arrival, crews saw a large fire and began work to suppress it. The fire was under put out in about 20 minutes, but the home is considered a total loss."

Note: This is the 141st residential explosion in 2019...

2019-09-20 - Boat bursts into flame and explodes on the River Thames in Twickenham (Britain):

Note: This is the 814th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-20 - Charter bus bursts into flame on Masonite Road in Heatherbrae (Australia):

Note: This is the 455th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 75 in Tulsa County (Oklahoma):

2019-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 near Roscoe (Illinois):

2019-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in Austin (Texas):

2019-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia (Kansas):

Note: Also see the parked pickup that burst into flame at home in Emporia on this day...

2019-09-20 - Tractor bursts into flame at farm in Elgin (Oklahoma):

2019-09-20 - Tractor bursts into flame just before 4:30 AM while parked at business in Mount Pearl (Canada), 4 miles from the coast:

2019-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M56 near coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

Note: These are the 1684th, 1685th, 1686th, 1687th, 1688th, 1689th and 1690th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-20 - UPS delivery truck bursts into flame on South Loop 289 between University and Indiana Streets in Lubbock (Texas):

2019-09-20 - FedEx delivery truck bursts into flame at 5:30 AM at gas station in Stockton (Alabama):

2019-09-20 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on Shortwood Crescent in Plymstock (Britain):

Quote: "Ripon TOC: 0645 Crew were mobilised to a report of a lorry on fire containing gas bottles. Crews used a ground monitor, 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reels. Crews allowed gas bottles to vent off and cooled and made safe."

2019-09-20 - RV bursts into flame on the M6 in Cheshire (Britain):

Note: This is the 341st RV to burn in 2019...

2019-09-20 - SUV bursts into flame on Balestier Road in coastal Singapore:

2019-09-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on East Copley Avenue in Emporia (Kansas):

2019-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on Route 30 in Manheim Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on NC Highway 18 in Boomer (North Carolina):

2019-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on Weston Road in Stafford (Britain):

2019-09-20 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on Galhampton Hill in Yeovil (Britain):

2019-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on Exeter Road in Rockwell Green, Wellington (Britain):

2019-09-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 5 AM on Indiantown Road in Courtland (Virginia):

2019-09-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 51 near Tomahawk (Wisconsin):

2019-09-20 - Motorcycle bursts into flame in garage at home in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:

2019-09-20 - Barn and hundreds of bales of hay destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Depew (New York), 12 horses and 2 dogs killed:

2019-09-20 - Barn and 300 tons of straw destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM on Triangle Lane in Titchfield (Britain):

2019-09-20 - Numerous grass fires break out again in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Stonebridge Avenue, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 20:16 (No:21358) Grass fire. Crews extinguished suing buckets of water and beaters in use."

Quote: "Wymersley Road, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 19:55 (No:21356) Grass fire. Self extinguished prior to arrival of Fire Service. Inspection only. In area."

Quote: "Bransholme Road, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 16:42 (No:21331) Fire involving approximately one hundred square metres of grass on fire. Crews extinguished using two hose reels and beaters."

Quote: "Bellfield Avenue, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 16:25 (No:21330) 75 meters of grass on fire. Scotty Back Pack and beaters in use."

Quote: "Division Road, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 14:12 (No:21319) Small fire in scrubland, buckets of water in use."

Quote: "Bedford Street, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 07:45 (No:21285) Two small grass fires. Scotty Back Pack in use."

Quote: "Danepark Road, Hull. Fri 20 Sep 2019 06:38 (No:21281) Fire involving approximately twenty square metres of grass. Crews extinguished using. One hose reel."

Note: There were other fires in Hull on this day too, rubbish, a fence, some disused paper, etc.

2019-09-20 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire at midnight in Depew (New York):

2019-09-20 - Leasing office destroyed by fire at Bush River Manor mobile home park in Aberdeen (Maryland):

2019-09-20 - School damaged by roof fire at 6 AM in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2019-09-20 - Dry-cleaning business heavily damaged by fire on Ohio River Boulevard in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 320 feet from the Ohio River:

2019-09-20 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Ron and Kens Drive in Yadkinville (North Carolina):

2019-09-20 - Home damaged by fire just before 1 AM on Clinton Street in West Seneca (New York):

2019-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Gates Avenue in coastal Queens (New York):

2019-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on South Quail Street in Lakewood (Colorado):

2019-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM on Sharon Avenue in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-20 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM near Dobson Road and Elliot Road in Chandler (Arizona):

2019-09-20 - Three-family home damaged by fire on North Leyden Street in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2019-09-20 - High-rise building damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York), 4 dogs killed:

2019-09-20 - Vacant home burns on Thurston Street in Manhattan (Kansas):

2019-09-20 - Vacant home burns on Davis Street in Darlington (South Carolina):

2019-09-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2 AM on North Whittier Place in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-09-20 - Vacant apartment building burns near 27th Avenue and Colter Street in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-09-20 - Vacant church burns just before 6 AM on Clifton Street in Atlanta (Georgia):

2019-09-20 - Vacant grain mill burns in Spanish Fork (Utah):

2019-09-20 - Bees dying from unknown cause in the Kootenays region in British Columbia (Canada):

Quote: "Krause has sent samples to provincial and national inspection laboratories, but says none have been able to conclusively say if what’s killing the bees is viral, bacterial, a parasite, or something completely unknown."

2019-09-20 - Man and woman, 28 and 25, found dead in car at home in Peshawar (Pakistan):

Quote: "The official said there were no torture marks on both the bodies and that they were waiting for postmortem report to register FIR. He said only energy drinks were recovered from the vehicle."

2019-09-20 - Soldier, man, 18, has 'medical emergency', dies shortly later, at Fort Jackson (South Carolina):

Quote: "The 18-year-old was about to do physical training at his battalion area when he showed signs of distress and suffered a 'medical emergency,' officials said."

Quote: "Hospital staff ruled out heat problems as a potential cause of death."

2019-09-20 - Man found dead in the water near Lake Tainter Channel (Wisconsin), empty 'ghost boat' found running at dock:

Quote: "Dunn County deputies responded to a report of a missing boater near Lake Tainter Channel. They found the boat, partially tied to the dock with the lights on and motor running. During the search, crews found the man’s body in the water."

2019-09-20 - Man, 60, dies after being pulled from chest-deep water at beach in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

2019-09-20 - Man drops dead at Fejervary Park in Davenport (Iowa), 1 mile from the Mississippi River:

Quote: "The DPD said early information suggests the man may have suffered a medical issue. Detectives are investigating, but don't think foul play was involved and said there is no danger to the public."

2019-09-20 - Teacher, woman, has 'medical emergency' at school, dies shortly later, in Montgomery (Minnesota):

Quote: "Staff and students have been left in shock after a beloved teacher suffered a medical emergency at school, and died later in the hospital."

2019-09-20 - Man found dead in ditch in Houston (Texas):

2019-09-20 - Person found dead in car in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-09-20 - Man, 70, found dead at Banff National Park (Canada):

2019-09-20 - Man drops dead in field in coastal Methil (Scotland):

2019-09-20 - Man, 21, jumps into canal and dies in Bardney (Britain):

2019-09-20 - Pilot has chest pains on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "United flight #UA22 from Dublin to New York Newark was forced to turn around over Atlantic after a medical emergency affecting a pilot. The Boeing 787-10 (reg. N12006) turned around after 1h30 into flight and diverted to Shannon after one of the pilot suffered chest pains."

2019-09-20 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into apple orchard, in Pokagon Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities said the driver had a medical emergency, which caused him to crash his vehicle into the orchard. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. Alcohol and drugs don’t appear to be factors."

2019-09-20 - Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion plane blows tires after landing at airport in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-09-20 - Small plane crashes south of Pyramid Lake (Nevada), 2 killed:

Quote: "Authorities say a small plane believed to have two people aboard crashed in northwestern Nevada and that there were 'no known survivors.' Officials said searchers found wreckage Thursday in mountains south of Pyramid Lake after the plane crashed earlier Thursday after leaving Reno for Nampa, Idaho."

2019-09-20 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Pepperell (Massachusetts):

2019-09-20 - Small plane crash-lands in residential area in Fort Wayne (Indiana), engine failure:

2019-09-20 - Small plane crashes near coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia), 2 killed:

2019-09-20 - Tour bus crashes into guardrail and overturns near Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah), 4 killed, dozens injured:

2019-09-20 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-71 in Ashland County (Ohio):

2019-09-20 - Heavy truck crashes into other vehicles in coastal Durban (South Africa), 6 killed, several injured:

2019-09-20 - SUV crashes off bridge in Kansas City (Kansas), 1 killed:

2019-09-20 - Car and van collide head-on, on Harbor Boulevard in coastal Ventura (California), 3 injured:

2019-09-20 - Three cars crash in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-09-20 - Car veers over centerline, hits two cars, in Miamisburg (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "Miamisburg Police say a driver may have suffered a medical emergency before crossing into a wrong lane of traffic and causing a multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon."

Note: A car just burst into flame the day before on I-75 in Miamisburg too, mentioned in the 2019-09-19 update...

2019-09-20 - Family pit bull attacks and kills toddler at home in Granite Bay (California):

2019-09-20 - Rising number of fatal landslides makes 2019 the worst year on record:

2019-09-20 - Man in serious condition after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool at apartments in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2019-09-20 - Person has 'medical emergency' on Falls Road then fight breaks out, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Residents said first responders were helping someone who had a medical emergency. Authorities closed Falls Road near 41st Street before the fight started."

2019-09-20 - Man, Angels radio broadcaster Mark Langston, has 'medical emergency' at Minute Maid Park in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Angels radio broadcaster Mark Langston was transported to a Houston hospital after suffering a medical emergency at Minute Maid Park on Friday evening."

Note: Yer out!

2019-09-20 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts again in Japan:

2019-09-20 - New study finds cancer-causing chemicals in tap water:

2019-09-20 - Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant to be shut down in Pennsylvania:

Quote: "Work to dismantle Unit 2 is scheduled to begin in 2041 and be completed in 2053, its owner, FirstEnergy, has said."

Note: I wouldn't bet that there'll be anybody still alive to finish that project...

2019-09-20 - NY Fed to pump $75 billion into money markets daily through Oct 10:

Note: I'm not gonna say this is an indicator that economic doom is on the way - dafuq do I know, I'm not an economist - but this IS an emergency measure and it's definitely not 'normal'. Make of it what you will...

2019-09-20 - Goldman Sachs issues ominous warning about stock market chaos in October:


  1. Great report today, Jonny. Now just to be clear, all those separate grass (and other) fires in Hull are considered ONE event, right? Even though, if they were tractor trailers or buses, they'd be counted individually, i just want to be consistent.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.21.19 Texas Flooding - Storms Forming [~ 10.5 min.]

    Albania Hit by Strongest Earthquake in Decades – M5.6 Earthquake Injures Dozens, Damages Buildings, Disrupts Power and is Felt From Italy to Greece

    Albania was rattled by its strongest earthquake in decades on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
    The M5.6 earthquake hit 6km N of Durres and sent people fleeing into the streets in several cities, damaging buildings and triggering power cuts in the capital Tirana. [more]

    Climate Scientists Are Absolutely Mad, And Their Agenda Will Cause a Planetary Collapse

    The mainstream media has made a radical departure away from vehement chemtrail denialism into systematic chemtrail embrace.

    And the question remains as to why the climate “deep state” has suddenly decided to show its cards. [more]

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

    With Greenland's Extreme Melting, a New Risk Grows: Ice Slabs That Worsen Runoff

    More meltwater is now pouring off these hardened surfaces and toward the ocean, a new study finds. That will have an impact on sea level rise. [more; not to mention the chemical change]

    Trump Strips California’s Right to Set Tougher Auto Standards

    Auto industry experts say the uncertainty would likely dampen the market for electric vehicles. Twenty-three states are now suing. [more]

    Loud explosion at Piparo mud volcano, cracks appearing across roads, Trinidad and Tobag

    Residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago reported they heard a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, September 21, 2019 (02:08 UTC, September 22). In May 2019, geologists said pressure is building up under the volcano, raising fears another eruption is imminent. A devastating eruption took place at the volcano 22 years ago. Piparo has a cyclic­i­ty of large erup­tions every 25 to 30 years. [more]

    Hurricane "Humberto" pounds Bermuda, remnants to reach the British Isles early next week

    Hurricane "Humberto" made a close encounter with Bermuda on Tuesday night, September 17, as a Category 3 hurricane. It headed north on Wednesday, September 18, with maximum sustained winds of 194 km/h (121 mph) and gusts to 241 km/h (149 mph) as of 21:00 UTC. It was downgraded to Category 2 on Thursday, September 19, with maximum sustained winds of 166 km/h (103.57) and gusts to 204 km/h (126 mph) as of 21:00 UTC. It became an extratropical cyclone by 03:00 UTC on September 20. Its remnants are expected to reach the British Isles in the following week. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Trump admin ignored its own evidence of climate change’s impact on migration from Central America

    Research compiled one year ago by Customs and Border Protection pointed to an overwhelming factor driving record-setting migration to the U.S. from Guatemala: Crop shortages were leaving rural Guatemalans, especially in the country’s western highlands, in extreme poverty and starving. [more]

    Hurricane Dorian left 1.5 billion pounds of debris in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas – Total losses estimated at $7 billion – “We acknowledge that we are in a national climate crisis and the country is facing a national climate emergency”

    Officials are grappling with how to deal with 1.5 billion pounds of debris left behind in Marsh Harbour after Hurricane Dorian decimated the community in Abaco, Bahamas.

    The landscape was littered after Dorian with splintered homes and buildings, boats, cars and every sort of debris associated with daily life. Much of it is still there.

    “We’ve done satellite imagery. We’ve done drone footage. We estimate that it’s going to be about two million cubic meters of debris … That equates to about 1.5 billion pounds of debris so we’re identifying potential laydown sites where we can place these items,” the country’s Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira told reporters last week, according to the Nassau Guardian.

    That number is from just one section of the areas that took the brunt of Dorian’s wrath. Ferreira said debris in Grand Bahama, for example, has been more difficult to pinpoint. [more]

    How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate, likely the largest climate protest in history

    Friday was a truly historic day for the potent new social movement committed to sounding a global alarm about the climate crisis. The Global Climate Strikes, inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, age 16, may end up being the largest mass protest for action on global warming in history. [more]

    Sunday, 22 September 2019
    Is there a hidden story behind 'Global Strike 4 Climate Change'

    In Defense of Cory Morningstar & “Manufacturing for Consent”

    The trickery of the accusation that the work attacks a child and smears the youth led activism follows the same pattern of lies and deceptions unfolding against serious journalism for sometime.

    It reflects how establishment successfully dominates our minds as it dominates the hierarchy of money and violence. The ruling class actually abuses children by making them pawns for lucrative business projects–such as carbon capture and storage, “renewable energy” schemes, carbon trading and so on (the series discusses why they do not work extensively).

    They trick the innocent youth into digging their own graves while making profits out of it.

    The capitalist hierarchy structurally forces us to embrace the values, norms and beliefs of the ruling class, as it trains people to climb the social ladder as expected. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Fox News Host Tucker Carlson On Climate Strike: “Adults Hoping To Exploit Children For Political Purposes”

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed Friday that the so-called strike by children for environmental action was actually stage-managed by adults for political purposes.

    Speaking on his Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson said that the millions of children who skipped school around the world were part of a “coordinated left-wing political protest. [more]

    Flooding downpours, locally severe storms to threaten parched southwestern US this week

    An increase in downpours across the southwestern United States early this week will be beneficial for the ongoing drought but could pose the risk for flash flooding.

    An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 6 inches is forecast in Arizona during this event. [more]

    Refugees from rising seas: no place to call home

    Most refugees fleeing persecution, famine or civil strife dream of one thing: going home some day.

    But when rising seas displace hundreds of millions of people -- a near certainty, scientists say -- it will be an exodus with no hope of return.

    "With sea level rise, we are talking about migrations without the option for a round-trip," Francois Gemenne, an expert on the intersection between geopolitics and the environment, and director of the Hugo Observatory in Liege, Belgium, told AFP.

    The global ocean waterline has crept up 15 to 20 centimetres since 1900, a direct effect of climate change. Until recently, that added volume was mostly due to water expanding as it warms [shown to be false by Dredd on his blog].

    Today, however, meltwater from glaciers and especially ice sheets atop Greenland and Antarctica has become the main driver. [more]

    Big companies commit to slash emissions ahead of U.N. climate summit

    Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, organizers said on Sunday. [more]

    Firefighters in Bolivia lose hope of taming blazes as burned area doubles

    Bolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country's lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the drought-stricken region.

    The fires this year are Bolivia's worst in at least two decades, with the size of burned land across the country nearly doubling in under three weeks, destroying swaths of biodiverse forest and ranches and farms that sustain thousands of people. [more]

  4. Right, I consider the grass fires to be one 'day of grass fires' event, but I listed them all for completeness and to show that it wasn't just one grass fire. One grass fire probably isn't all that weird, but one after another after another like that, that can't be normal.

  5. 11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic

    The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands.

    Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph).

    A tropical storm warning was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, suggesting tropical storm conditions are likely in the next 12 hours.

    a northwest turn was expected Monday.

    The storm was expected to approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday. [more]

    Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

    Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.

    Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 percent covered by forest, with $150 million (136 million euros) to battle deforestation, according to the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), which the UN launched to bring together the region's nations with Western donors. [more]

    [today in Celebrity Deaths]
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    [this one's a head-scratcher]
    Columbia College volleyball player dies after falling off ladder early Saturday morning

    Shelby Meyer was attempting to climb onto the roof of an apartment building south of campus near downtown Columbia, Missouri, around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning when she fell. She was transported to a local hospital, where she later died. She was 21. [more; wtf, climbing a ladder to the roof @ 2 a.m.?]

    Is the Deep State dragging Trump into war with Iran?

    Iran is blamed for an attack on a Saudi oil facility, forcing Washington to forego any hope of peace with Tehran?

    One day before Bolton's abrupt departure from the White House, Trump had reportedly discussed with his security advisers the possibility of easing sanctions on Tehran in an effort to create the "right conditions" for a possible meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations later this month.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose pugilistic presence in the Trump administration makes Bolton's absence seem almost imperceptible, proclaimed in a tweet that Iran is responsible for launching "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply." [more]

    [more below]

  6. Pakistan bus crash kills 26; brakes fail on mountain road

    A bus crash in northern Pakistan killed 26 people Sunday after its brakes failed on a winding mountain road, police said.

    Last month, a speeding bus fell off a mountainous road into a river in the northwest, killing 24 passengers.[more]
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    "Eric Holder, who was attorney general under [former US President Barack] Obama when this first came to light, said that market manipulation and fraud were important for the American economy and that he, as the attorney general, could not prosecute," the host of RT's Keiser Report says, calling the JP Morgan fraudsters and the likes "too big to jail." [more]

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr: The government is covering up vaccine deaths

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    Iran: UK-flagged tanker Sena Impero soon to be released

    A British-flagged tanker detained by Iran in mid-July will be released soon, according to a Fars news report citing an Iranian maritime official.

    "After the issuing of the ruling for the end of detention of the English tanker Stena Impero this vessel will soon, and after the passing of 65 days, begin its movement from the port of Bandar Abbas toward international waters," said Allahmorad Afifipour, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran in Hormozgan Province. [more]