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  3. Farage is BACK: Fury over Theresa May’s offer to Brussels sparks leadership bid David Maddox Sept. 23, 2017 "NIGEL FARAGE is “thinking hard” over the next few days about whether to make a comeback as Ukip leader on the back of fears that the historic referendum vote has been betrayed by Mrs May and the Conservatives. Ukip’s former donor, billionaire businessman Arron Banks last night led calls for the party’s leadership contest to be scrapped and for Mr Farage to be reinstated as leader. He Tweeted: “The UKIP leadership election has to be stopped, Farage needs to be back.” And a senior Ukip figure told the Daily Express, that “high level conversations have been had” about Mr Farage returning. He said: “The country is facing a crisis, Brexit has been betrayed and we need Nigel back to lead us in the this fight. He is the only person for the job in these circumstances. “After discussions Nigel is having a hard think about what to do and will decide in the next few days.” Mr Farage has been Ukip leader three times and this would be his fourth time in the job. However, he has previously promised that if Brexit was betrayed he would come back to lead the fight to win it all over again." snip
  4. North Korea says Donald Trump's "Rocket Man" jibe means missile attacks on US mainland 'inevitable' Sept. 23, 2017 BY MICHELLE NICHOL-SYARA BAYOUMY-KARA O'NEILL-PATRICK LION "Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the United Nations that Mr Trump had committed an irreversible mistake during his speech to the body in New York last week North Korea says Donald Trump's labelling of Kim Jong-Un as "Rocket Man" has made "our rockets' visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable''. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the United Nations that Mr Trump had committed an irreversible mistake during his speech to the body in New York last week. His comments came after it emerged the US had sent bombers to the North Korean border today in the closest they have been this century. Foreign Minister Ri said if US lives were lost, Mr Trump ''will be held totally responsible''. Ri, who said Pyongyang's ultimate goal was to establish a "balance of power with the U.S.", retorted that Trump himself was on a "suicide mission" after the U.S. president said Kim was on such a mission. Ri warned Pyongyang was ready to defend itself if the U.S. showed any sign of conducting a "decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country". snip imo, something about all of this, just plain smells bad, doesn't add up, etc. "All the world's a stage."
  5. 'Hysteria Is Starting to Spread' As Humanitarian Crisis Grows in Puerto Rico After Maria Sept. 23, 2017 Pam Wright "The humanitarian crisis is growing in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The death toll rose to 21 in the U.S. territory Friday as supplies ran low, gasoline shortages led to panic and the search for loved ones continued to be hindered by downed communication systems. "Hysteria is starting to spread. The hospital is about to collapse. It's at capacity," Mayor Jose Sanchez Gonzalez of the north coastal town of Manati told the Associated Press Saturday, crying. "We need someone to help us immediately." Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told The Weather Channel they were attempting to reach the most remote areas of the island by helicopter, as travel has been crippled by debris and downed power lines on Puerto Rico's roads. Officials said Saturday they still could not communicate with more than half the territory's towns. Local newspaper El Nuevo Dia reported Saturday evening that the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were attempting to take control of a tanker loaded with fuel that was adrift in the sea near Salinas. The agencies are concerned that a spillage could occur should the tanker run aground. On Friday evening, authorities said they ordered the evacuation of 70,000 people living downstream from the Guajataca Dam in the northwestern part of the territory amid fears that the dam would fail. The dam continued to hold Saturday, despite a reported crack. Javier Jimenez, the mayor of the town of San Sebastian, said he believed the number of people needing to be evacuated was far smaller than the 70,000 reported. The NWS San Juan said a population of nearly 8000 individuals lived within the area under the flash flood warning downstream from the dam, and Secretary of Public Affairs Ramon Rosario said about 300 families were in harm's way. The AP noted that the discrepancy could not immediately be explained." snip
  6. CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared Sept. 21, 2017 Dan Goodin Microsoft, Cisco, and VMWare among those targeted with additional mystery payload. "The recent CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it initially appeared, according to newly unearthed evidence. That evidence shows that the CCleaner malware infected at least 20 computers from a carefully selected list of high-profile technology companies with a mysterious payload. Previously, researchers found no evidence that any of the computers infected by the booby-trapped version of the widely used CCleaner utility had received a second-stage payload the backdoor was capable of delivering. The new evidence—culled from data left on a command-and-control server during the last four days attackers operated it—shows otherwise. Of 700,000 infected PCs, 20 of them, belonging to highly targeted companies, received the second stage, according to an analysis published Wednesday by Cisco Systems' Talos Group. Because the CCleaner backdoor was active for 31 days, the total number of infected computers is "likely at least in the order of hundreds," researchers from Avast, the antivirus company that acquired CCleaner in July, said in their own analysis published Thursday. From September 12 to September 16, the highly advanced second stage was reserved for computers inside 20 companies or Web properties, including Cisco, Microsoft, Gmail, VMware, Akamai, Sony, and Samsung. The 20 computers that installed the payload were from eight of those targeted organizations, Avast said, without identifying which ones. Again, because the data covers only a small fraction of the time the backdoor was active, both Avast and Talos believe the true number of targets and victims was much bigger. More fileless malware" snip
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  8. New Earthquake Strikes Mexico City, Halting Relief Efforts A powerful earthquake hit Mexico City on Saturday, temporarily stopping relief efforts from a deadly quake that rocked Mexico’s capital city earlier this week. Saturday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake was an aftershock of the 8.1-magnitude earthquake that took place on Sept. 7 off Mexico’s eastern coast. About 60 people died as a result of damage from that earthquake. Saturday’s quake, which took place at about 8 a.m., was initially reported to have a magnitude of 6.2. Quake alarms sounded in Mexico City and officials ordered workers out of swaying buildings.
  9. This is what I was saying above BREAKING: MAINSTREAM NEWS MAY BE LYING ABOUT HURRICANE MARIA BECOMING A CAT 5 BUT WHY? Interesting can't embed the video
  10. SIGH OF THE LAND Weird ‘breathing’ road seen in creepy footage terrifies locals in the aftermath of Mexico’s deadly earthquake The tarmac cracks and heaves as the quake strikes as if pushed by the lungs of the earth Sept 21/22, 2017 video "A ROAD in Mexico has been caught still moving - as “if it was breathing” - in the wake of the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the country's capital. The cracked tarmac in Morelos is shown moving up and down as if being pushed by the mighty lungs of the earth." snip Earthquake WARNING: Major tremor in California ‘INEVITABLE’ after ‘unusual’ quake chain Joshua Nevett Sept. 22, 2017 snip video A FREAK spate of deadly earthquakes that rattled several regions in the Pacific has sparked fears California could be next. "A series of powerful quakes struck countries in a tremor danger zone known as the Ring of Fire this week A magnitude 7.1 earthquake devastated Mexico, killing at least 273, on Tuesday followed by ruptures in New Zealand on Wednesday and Japan, Vanuatu and Indonesia on Thursday. Up to 81% of the world’s worst earthquakes occur in the Ring of Fire, United States Geological Survey figures show. But baffled scientists have been left stunned by the “unusual” frequency of the quakes – leading to concerns California could be in danger." snip
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  12. Bali volcano alert sees thousands evacuated from homes Thousands of people have been evacuated from villages near a volcano on Bali amid fears it could erupt for the first time in 50 years. Authorities warned tourists to avoid hiking or camping within four miles (6km) of Mount Agung as tremors shook the area and smoke rose above the crater, which is 3,000m (9,840ft) above sea level. "Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency
  13. Putin seems unconvinced AI won’t ‘eat us’ Vladimir Putin may secretly be on the side of Elon Musk in their indirect debate over the threat posed by artificial intelligence (AI). As Arkady Volozh, the head of Yandex, pitched him on the technology’s potential, the Russian president inquired about when AI ‘will eat us’. The question seemed to baffle the head of Russia’s biggest tech firm, who was giving Putin a tour on the company’s Moscow HQ on Thursday. “I hope never”, he replied after taking a pause to gather his thoughts. “It’s not the first machine to be better than humans at something. An excavator digs better than we do with a shovel. But we don’t get eaten by excavators. A car moves faster than we do…” Read more Global race for AI will ‘most likely cause’ WWIII as computers launch 1st strike – Musk But Putin seemed unconvinced. “They don’t think,” he remarked. Volozh acknowledged that it was true and scrambled back to his speech on AI’s merits.
  14. North Korea may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, foreign minister tells reporters Sept. 21, 2017 Leslie Shaffer "North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho said that his country may consider a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, according to a report from South Korea's official news agency Yonhap North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho said that his country may consider a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, according to a report from South Korea's official news agency Yonhap. Ri said the potential test of "the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb" would be one possible "highest-level" action against the U.S., according to the report. He added that he didn't know what actions would be ordered by Kim Jong-un, Yonhap reported. Ri's threat is significant because such a detonation would move North Korea's nuclear weapons activities beyond its borders for the first time. Japan, for example, lies between North Korea and the Pacific Ocean. The communist dictatorship's previous nuclear tests have taken place in its isolated mountains. Hydrogen bombs are more powerful by an order of magnitude than the atomic bombs that North Korea tested in previous years. The country claims that an atomic test it carried out early this month was an H-bomb." snip South Korea approves $8 million aid for the North even as Kim and Trump trade threats Sept. 21, 2017 Nyshka Chandran "South Korea approved an $8 million aid package to Pyongyang on Thursday Coming amid international efforts to pressure the North, the move could be challenging for Washington and Tokyo, who advocate a tougher stance on Kim Jong Un's provocations South Korea on Thursday approved $8 million worth of humanitarian aid for Pyongyang in a move likely to muddle international efforts aimed at isolating the nuclear-armed state. The package will include $4.5 million in nutritional products for children and pregnant women through the World Food Program in addition to $3.5 million worth of vaccines and medicinal treatments via UNICEF. The timing of the delivery has yet to be confirmed." snip
  15. Hmmm... Mexico earthquake: Girl reportedly trapped under school rubble didn't exist
  17. Cold Arrives Early in the Northern Hemisphere | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 (456)
  18. Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima Sept. 20, 2017 Gareth Davies "A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima. Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km. A similar earthquake back in 2011 killed 15,894 people and injured 10 more when a tsunami, landslides and fires broke out as a result. But experts are predicting today's quake should pass by without causing any harm. In June, five workers at a nuclear research facility in east Japan were exposed to radioactive material on Tuesday after a bag that contained it burst, the plant's state-run operator said. Japan's nuclear industry has been in tatters in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, with parts of the public deeply skeptical about the safety of atomic energy." snip
  19. Column: Obama's promises for presidential center may not be enough this time for African-Americans Dahleen Glanton Sept. 21, 2017 The design for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park was unveiled May 3, 2017. "On the South Side of Chicago, people don't criticize Barack Obama — not in the open, at least. In this predominantly African-American part of the city, where Obama charted his path to the White House and where his wife, Michelle, was born and raised, residents tend to speak of him with adoration and pride, like loyal subjects praising their king. Now that Obama is about to build his presidential center in Woodlawn's Jackson Park, some residents are wary of his ability to transform neighborhoods without doing harm to longtime residents who could end up displaced by gentrification. A nasty fight over a community benefits agreement with the Obama Foundation has exposed an unexpected rift between the former president and some of the South Side residents who helped lift him to prominence. Not everyone on the South Side, it seems, thinks Obama did enough for black folks during his eight years as president. And as he prepares to build a presidential center that will pay tribute to his legacy, some South Siders are calling him out for what they consider broken promises. Obama consistently has asked residents to trust that he will do right by them. The presidential center, he insists, will provide a wealth of opportunities specifically designed to meet the needs of Chicagoans who have long been overlooked. But this time, according to one activist, there will be no "Amen, kiss the ring." snip
  21. this is unreal
  22. interesting indeed. looks like the last time this occurred was way back in 1827.
  23. The Real Threat Remains: Signs, Signs, Everywhere Are Signs Posted By: Swami [Send E-Mail] Date: Thursday, 21-Sep-2017 01:15:50 The Real Threat Remains - Brandon Smith Warns "Do Not Be Fooled By The Fed's Magic Show" | Zero Hedge Authored by Brandon Smith via, I remember back in mid-2013 when the Federal Reserve fielded the notion of a "taper" of quantitative easing measures. More specifically, I remember the response of mainstream economic analysts as well as the alternative economic community. I argued fervently in multiple articles that the Fed would indeed follow through with the taper, and that it made perfect sense for them to do so given that the mission of the central bank is not to protect the U.S. financial system, but to sabotage it carefully and deliberately. The general consensus was that a taper of QE was impossible and that the Fed would "never dare." Not long after, the Fed launched its taper program. Two years later, in 2015, I argued once again that the Fed would begin raising interest rates even though multiple mainstream and alternative sources believed that this was also impossible. Without low interest rates, stock buybacks would slowly but surely die out, and the last pillar holding together equities and the general economy (besides blind faith) would be removed. The idea that the Fed would knowingly take such an action seemed to be against their "best self interest;" and yet, not long after, they initiated the beginning of the end for artificially low interest rates. The process that the Federal Reserve has undertaken has been a long and arduous one cloaked in disinformation. It is a process of dismantlement. Through unprecedented stimulus measures, the central bank has conjured perhaps the largest stock and bond bubbles in history, not to mention a bubble to end all bubbles in the U.S. dollar. Stocks in particular are irrelevant in the grand scheme of our economy, but this does not stop the populace from using them as a reference point for the health of our system. This creates an environment rife with delusion, just as the open flood of cheap credit created considerable delusion before the crash of 2008. Today, we find our economic fundamentals in complete disarray, but the overwhelming fantasy within stocks still remains. Why? Because yet again, for some reason, no one is ready to accept the reality that the Fed is pulling the plug on America's fiscal life support. Nary a handful of economists in the world think that the Fed will raise interest rates one more time this year if ever again, and the threat of a balance sheet reduction is the furthest thing from everyone's mind. Daytrading investors are utterly convinced they have the Fed by the short hairs. I say, the situation is actually in reverse. The minutes from the Fed's July Open Market Committee Meeting indicate that while the central bank has been the savior of stock investors for several years, the party is about to end. Comments on the risks a bull market might pose to "financial stability" have been more frequent the past couple of months Only a few weeks ago, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan commented that bond markets could collapse and bring stocks down with them do to overvaluations and increasing interest rates. Recent spikes in markets despite a steady stream of natural disasters, threats of war with North Korea, as well as "increased inflation" (according to Fed models) due to the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey suggest that the Fed will indeed continue hiking rates into our ongoing financial collapse. The next FOMC meeting will conclude on the 20th of this month, and the question is, will the Fed surprise with a rate hike and/or balance sheet reduction program? I believe the odds are much higher than many people seem to think. [ZH: we now know that The Fed did announce the start of the balance sheet reduction program as Brandon forecast] First, let's be clear, historically the Fed's predictable behavior has been to skip major policy actions in September and then startle markets with renewed and aggressive actions in December. People placing bets on a Fed rate hike in September would look at this pattern and say "no way." However, the narrative I see building in Fed rhetoric and in the mainstream media is that stock markets have become "unruly children" and that the Fed must become a "stern parent," reigning them in before they are crushed under the weight of their own naive enthusiasm. In my view, the Fed will continue to do what it says it is going to do — raise interest rates and reduce and remove stimulus, and that the mainstream narrative will soon be adjusted to suggest that this is "necessary;" that stock markets need a bit of tough love. More at RMN and Source
  24. Scientists say recent quake swarm at Rainier is not unusual Sept. 20, 2017 Sandi Doughton "More than 20 small quakes have struck under the volcano in the past week, a rate that’s higher than usual but not unprecedented. Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there’s no cause for worry. “In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out,” said Paul Bodin, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. The first of the 23 quakes struck on Sept. 11 near the volcano’s summit. The largest of the quakes registered magnitude 1.6. The top map shows the location of historical earthquakes at Mount Rainier, with the recent quakes in red. Seismic stations are marked by arrows. The cross-section below shows the depth of the quakes. (Source: USGS) snip
  25. M 6.4 - 85km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu 2017-09-20 20:09:49 UTC 18.798°S 169.095°E 200.2 km depth
  26. Yep---you are not the only ones----------------although its smoothing out a bit now--lets see what this planetary alignment does-
  27. Same here Kandy. My symptoms have been brutal these past few weeks. Intense ringing in ears, feeling as if my insides are on fire while my skin is cold to the touch, nausea, headaches, losing balance as if the room gets suddenly tilted to one side...etc etc. Being an empath I'm also having a particularly difficult time being around people right now. I normally feel other's emotional states but right now it is VERY intense. The one or two times I had to go into the city recently it was terrible. When I got home I just wanted to sleep for the rest of the day I'm trying to listen more to what my body is telling me and I get the distinct impression that right now is a time for me to withdraw from people, be in nature, ground, recharge, and cleanse. The energy people are giving off right now is not pleasant for a sensitive like myself.
  28. Puerto Rico Faces Hurricane Maria After Irma’s $1 Billion Damage Sept. 19, 2019 Michelle Kaske Alexander Lopez Governor warns flood-zone residents their lives are in danger Island orders rationing of already scarce basic necessities "Two weeks ago, Puerto Rico was spared a devastating hit when Hurricane Irma ripped up the Caribbean. This time, it may not be so lucky. The bankrupt island, already contending with the aftermath of a storm that left as much as $1 billion of damage and hundreds of thousands still without power, faces even more upheaval with Hurricane Maria set to hit as soon as Tuesday night. The government ordered rationing of basic necessities, including water and batteries, although those items were already gone from some San Juan store shelves as residents prepared for what could be the worst storm for the U.S. territory in decades." Hurricane Maria heading west on Sept. 19.Source: NOAA “If you are in a flood zone or in a wood house, your life is in danger,” Governor Ricardo Rossello said during a press conference Monday in San Juan. “There has never been an event like this in our history in the last 100 years. Our call is for all citizens to move to a safe place.” snip I have been watching this hurricane all day via this site,28.00,338/loc=-65.244,18.111 At NO point today has it shown to be a Cat 5. Right now, at it's most intense (red) point, it is saying it's at 139 kmh, at 1000 ft which is 86.3706 mph which in turn is just a tad over a Cat 1, which requires at least 74 mph winds, and at the surface it's 114 kmh or 70.8363 mph or not even a Cat 1 . It's not even showing anywhere as big in size as Jose, so what the heck is going on? In any case, I wish everyone in either case, safety.
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