Sunday, 24 September 2017

A THIRD earthquake in Mexico

6.2 magnitude quake felt in Mexico City, citizens evacuate onto streets

6.2 magnitude quake felt in Mexico City, citizens evacuate onto streets (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

22 September, 2017

Earthquake warning sirens are currently sounding in Mexico City while the head of the city government has advised that emergency protocols have been activated following a 6.4 temblor in the city of Ixtepec in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City.

In an update, the service downgraded it to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, placing its epicenter seven kilometers west of the town of Union Hidalgo in Oaxaca at a depth of 75km.

So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

Rescue operations in Mexico City following the September 19 quake have been temporarily suspended while a risk assessment is carried out, according to the National Coordinator of the Civil Protection Authority, Luis Felipe Puente.

Me agarro a 1 calle saliendo de casa, me tuve que regresar a ver si salió mi familia. Al parecer todo bien.
Earlier Saturday, Oaxaca registered at least four earthquakes in the early hours, ranging between a magnitude of 4.1 and 5.8 on the Richter scale.

A total of three earthquakes off the coast of Paredon were recorded by the USGS, at depths ranging from 74.2km to 10km.

Prelim M5.8 earthquake near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep-23 10:38 UTC, updates
Mexico's National Seismological Service recorded a total of four earthquakes in as many hours in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the coast of states Chiapas and Oaxaca.

Mexico has suffered far more powerful earthquakes recently; a 7.1 magnitude one that hit on Tuesday, killing at least 295 people, as well as the 8.1 magnitude quake in the southern state of Chiapas earlier in September.

READ MORE: Over 200 dead as powerful 7.1 earthquake destroys buildings in central Mexico

SISMO Magnitud 5.8 Loc. 123 km al SURESTE de SALINA CRUZ, OAX 23/09/17 05:38:05 Lat 15.24 Lon -94.58 Pf 33 km
Mexico lies at the meeting point of three major tectonic plates, and it is therefore prone to multiple earthquakes within a short time, as have occurred in recent weeks.

The earthquake - hurricane connection

Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes?

22 September, 2017

Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes?

22 September, 2017

On Sept. 8th, 2017 as Hurricane Irma chewed up the Caribbean a magnitude 8.1earthquake rattled Mexico. On Sept. 19th it was Hurricane Maria’s turn, with a 7.1 quakeAND a volcano near Mexico City.

In 2012 as Hurricane Sandy moved north off the east coast of the US a network of -400 seismic sensors lit up and there was a 7.8 quake off the west coast.  Sandy turned left, sensors lit up again, and there was a 6.3 quake near the 1st one.  As Sandy went ashore in NY sensors lit up again, and there was a 3rd quake of 6.2; connected or coincidental?

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Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes? Part B // Published on Sep 22, 2017

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Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes? Part C // Published on Sep 22, 2017

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Writing of Paul’s posted by Sam Carana at the famed Arctic News Blog in August of 2013:

Climate Change is happening today, big time!

The Social Tipping Point, By Sam Carana of Arctic News Blog:

Abrupt climate change. It is happening today, big time. The northern hemisphere atmospheric circulation system is doing its own thing, without the guidance of a stable jet stream. The jet stream is fractured into meandering and stuck streaked segments, which are hoovering up water vapor and directing it day after day to unlucky localized regions, depositing months or seasons worth of rain in only a few days, turning these locales into water worlds and trashing all infrastructure like houses, roads, train tracks and pipelines.

Creating massive sinkholes and catastrophic landslides. And climate change is only getting warmed up.  In the Arctic methane is coming out of the thawing permafrost. Both on land and under the ocean on the sea floor. The Yedoma permafrost in Siberia is now belching out methane at greatly accelerated rates due to intense warming.

The collapsing sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is exposing the open ocean to greatly increased solar absorption and turbulent mixing from wave action due to persistent cyclonic activity. Massive cyclonic activity will trash large portions of the sea ice if positioned to export broken ice via the Fram Strait’.  Professor Paul Beckwith

Handing off the Planet, Like–click here for video, from writer Mike Primavera at twitter.

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addresses the UN

DPRK says Nuke Launch at US "Inevitable"

23 September, 2017

Pyongyang claimed on Saturday that launching nuclear-armed ballistic missiles toward the US is "inevitable" due to US President Donald Trump's labeling of DPRK leader Kim Jong-un as "rocket man," according to a statement by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

Just hours after USAF B-1B nuclear-weapon-capable bombers flew close to the northern nation, DPRK foreign minister stated that Pyongyang's launch of nuclear weapons toward the US was "inevitable," although he did not specify more details.

Referring to Trump as "Mr. Evil President," Ri continued the ongoing escalation of rhetoric between the two nations, most recently capped by DPRK leader Kim Jong-un calling the US president "mentally deranged" and a "dotard," on Friday.

During his Saturday speech to the UN General Assembly, the DPRK's Ri doubled down on the name-calling, suggesting that Trump is "a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency."

Ri also said that the US president is attempting to turn the UN into what the former referred to as a "gangsters' nest," adding that Trump is personally on a "suicide mission," cited by Reuters.

Ri stated that Trump, who he referred to as "President Evil,' must remember that Pyongyang would defend itself if the US attempted a "decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country."

US Bombers Fly Off North Korea's Coast to Display Military Force

23 September, 2017

The US bombers flew in the international airspace off the North Korean eastern coast. This military muscle-flexing is aimed to demonstrate the range of US military options available to Donald Trump, Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

"Earlier today, US Air Force B-1 B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with US Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea… This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and clear message that the President [Donald Trump] has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies," the statement said, as quoted by the NBC News broadcaster.

The spokesperson added that the flights were the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone any US fighter or bomber conducted in the 21st century.

This step was taken as a response to the earthquake that hit North Korea earlier in the day, that claimed to be connected with nuclear tests. China's Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said that it detected a 3.4-magnitude earthquake in the northeastern part of North Korea, near the epicenter of the shallow quake caused by Pyongyang's nuclear test on September 3. The seismologists added that the quake's depth was zero kilometers, noting that the earthquake could be caused by a "suspected explosion."

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's (CNTBTO), a nuclear proliferation watchdog's are still examining unusual seismic activity in North Korea.

US President Donald Trump said during his recent rally in Alabama that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should have been handled a long time ago for his nuclear weapons activities.

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump on Tuesday threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary while also issuing sharp warnings to Venezuela and Iran. Trump also called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "rocket man on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime."

Trump issued an executive order on Thursday that bolsters the US Treasury Department's ability to monitor individuals who provide materials, services or technology to North Korea. The punishing sanctions target North Korea's textiles, fishing and manufacturing industries.

Technically, the United States and North Korea are still in a state of war. On July 27, 1953 the two nations signed an armistice to cease hostilities until a peaceful solution could be found.

The US State Department stated on Friday that the country’s military defense networks will shoot down a North Korean ballistic missile if it flies over the island territory of Guam, but experts in the field have claimed that the Pentagon is flat-out wrong

Wars don’t start these days with the invader/attacker saying “We want war” (even Hitler ginned up a false-flag attack as pretext for launching WW II). So Kim Jong Un is “crazy,” North Korea “begging for war,” and “enough is enough.” The drum beats on and justifications assemble themselves.

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has proven herself to be one of the most hawkish U.S. representatives to the UN, likely a reflection of the increasingly hawkish veer of the U.S. President Donald Trump, who had originally campaigned on anti-interventionism. On September 5th, following a nuclear weapon test conducted by North Korea a few days prior, Haley told the UN Security Council that the isolated Asian nation was “begging for war,” adding that the “time for half measures” had come to an end and “enough is enough.”

She then asserted that “war is never something the United States wants — we don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited.”

Haley’s bellicose rhetoric closely followed similar statements made by Trump on Twitter on Sunday, in which he chided South Korea and China’s “appeasement” approach towards rising tensions with Pyongyang and asserted that North Korean government officials “only understand one thing” (i.e., military force).
South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017

5 categories of climate change denial

Giant Antarctic iceberg head out to sea

Where have you seen this reported apart from here?

Of course, I realise it pales into significance compared with the NZ election results and your morning latte.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

22 September, 2017

The giant berg A-68 looks finally to be on the move.
Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away.
But the latest satellite imagery now indicates the near-6,000 sq km block is swinging out into the Weddell Sea.
A wide stretch of clear water has opened up between the berg's southern end and the remaining Larsen shelf structure, suggesting A-68 is set to swing around and head north.
"Iceberg size
This is the direction the Weddell currents should take the iceberg.
Polar experts expect the trillion-tonne block to essentially bump along the shelf edge until it reaches the great eastward movement of ocean water known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
This would then export what is one of the largest bergs ever recorded out into the South Atlantic.
How far A-68 actually gets along this predicted path is anyone's guess, however. The berg already shows evidence of fragmentation at its edges.
These bits - they carry the designation A-68b, A-68c, etc - all still float close to their parent. But in time they will get separated, and it is entirely possible that big segments with deep keels could get anchored in shallow waters and become semi-permanent "ice islands".
A-68 calved during mid-winter and it required radar satellites - such as Europe's Sentinel-1 spacecraft - with their unique ability to pierce cloud and darkness to keep track of developments.
With the return now to longer days in the Antarctic, opportunities are increasingly opening up for high-resolution optical satellites to take a close look at the state of the berg.
And new imagery from the Spanish Deimos-2 spacecraft shows how the initial sharp edges of the block's northern-western corner have been lost.


Scientists are not just looking at the berg; they also continue to monitor the Larsen Ice Shelf.
They are checking to see if its behaviour has changed since the calving.
The shelf is the floating protrusion of glaciers coming off the Antarctic landmass, and the ejection of such a large section of its structure could potentially trigger further fracturing or a change in the speed of ice flow.
So far, however, there is little evidence of either.
When A-68 moves clear of its birth position it will reveal seafloor that probably has not been free of ice cover for 120,000 years - during the peak of the last warm phase in Earth's history known as the Eemian.
The area has already gained protected status from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
This gives scientists priority access and keeps fisheries activity at bay for a minimum of two years.
Previous research in locations uncovered by departing bergs has found new species.
Expeditions to visit A-68 this coming Antarctic summer season are in the planning stage.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

FEMA camps and mass graves? Speculation on the missing in Texas and Florida

Where have all the people gone?


I started my day by reading the latest essay from James Howard Kunstler who since he wrote A Long Emergency and A World Made by Hand has been describing what collapse might look like.

Writing about the latest calamity to befall yet another territory of the United States - Puerto Rico - concluded by writing:

"We’re only two days past the Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico and there is no phone communication across the island, so we barely know what has happened. We’re weeks past Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, and news of the consequences from those two events has strangely fallen out of the news media. Where have the people gone who lost everything? The news blackout is as complete and strange as the darkness that has descended on Puerto Rico."

His question, "where have the people gone who lost everything" is on the lips of any of us who follow this.

How many people have been washed out to sea? What happened to the folk on Florida Keys? To the folk that had little and have now lost everything in Houston and elsewhere in Texas?

The "news " we are getting has the smell of a cover-up and people have been all abuzz about this on social media and Facebook and who can blame them for the speculation.

As for what people have to put up with in these places I will start with what can be established as fact.

It is almost beyond my ability to find the language to describe how I feel about such outrages.

If I didn't have stories closer to home about how the authorities respond to these disasters I wouldn't believe them - just as many comfortably-off, privileged folk removed from the reality of this will poo-poo such stories and exclaim loudly "these things don't happen!"

But they do and when you are confronted by reality when a hurricane strikes near you and you no longer have the things you take for granted - electricity and running water - you will quickly discover that these things do happen!

I am going to go out on a limb here and give voice to what has been conspiracy theory in the past - but which just MAY be conspiracy fact.

People are talking way-out stuff such as FEMA camps and prison barges.

I first encountered this some years ago when someone gave me a DVD with material by Alex Jones.  It was not difficult to punch holes in the whole thing. Jones would walk into a stadium which cold have been anywhere and exclaim "this is a FEMA camp". Wild conclusions old be reached from arguments that had no logical sequence to it and these conclusions would be used to reach further illogical conclusions.

This from Jesse Ventura a fe w years ago:

In short it was the stuff of conspiracy theory and I wasn't having any of it.

Immediately people are rushing  out with the same conclusions.

Firstly, about mass FEMA graves

For "balance" you can read this from Snopes (for which I have about as much respect as for Alex Jones' most wild claims)

What’s shown in the photos displayed with the “FEMA camp” story are not “plastic coffins” or “disposable coffins,” but rather what’s known as burial vaults or grave liners. These liners don’t hold human remains in themselves; they’re a protective shell”

And then there are those barges which turned up at Port Arthur, TX.. The official explanation (to the extent that there is ANY) is that they are providing temporary housing

Let’s just see if any of the people being housed there turn up again, safe and accounted for.

My guess is that these folk are so “insignificant” that hardly anyone will notice if they’re never seen or hear from again and the people asking the questions can be disregarded and scoff at as “conspiracy theorists”

We are in a totally different situation now and legitimate questions do have to be asked about what fate has befallen thousands of people who have clearly not been accounted for since Harvey, Irma – and now, Katia – have struck.

What follows is a collection of material where some people may be putting together footage (such as the old man interviewed outside a holding center who is clearly not totallly mentally - well) to support their own ideas. But still others are asking questions or describing their own experiences.

I am not in any way equipped to give any answers so will finish with the question I started with - "where have all the people gone" and ave you to make of the following what you will.

FEMA DEATH CAMPS The Strange Happenings Amid Hurricanes Irma & Harvey

The Killing Fields of Hurricane Harvey

More Information Re: Houston, & What Americans Have To Deal With When Disaster Strikes