Monday, September 30, 2013

FIRE IN THE SKY: Stunning Reports Of The Latest Sightings Of Fireballs - Huge Fireball Explosion Cuts Power In Mexico Upon Impact; "Round Ball Of Fire" Reported Over Delaware; Fireball Creates Huge Explosion, Obliterates House, Leaving Big Hole In Connecticut; Massive And "Unusual" Fireball Seen Over Indiana, Shone As Bright As The Crescent Moon; Meteor Creates Massive Explosion, Destroying A House And Killing 2 In Ohio, Debris Scattered Up To Quarter-Mile Away!

September 30, 2013 - SPACE - The following constitutes several of the latest reports of fireballs, seen in the skies, across the globe.

Huge Fireball Explosion Cuts Power In Mexico Upon Impact.
Sunday evening, a weird sky phenomenon broke up the monotony of a small Maya Town as a huge object, thought to be a fireball, lit up the skies over the town of Ichmul in southern Yucatan at around 8:30 PM local time.

Fragments of Ichmul meteorite or space debris.

The falling object was accompanied by a strong thundering noise and a loud blast when it crashed onto the ground. The crash was followed by flashing blue hazes and a power outage. Than flames were observable until approximately 2 AM at the object’s landing site. The sky phenomenon was also observed in Saban, Quintana Roo, San Francisco, and Peto Chikindzonot township.

What was this bright object falling from the sky?

As you can imagine, people got totally scared by this strange light phenomenon: flaming object falling from the sky, thundering noise, blue haze, power outage, fire and so on…

Humanoid forms from Ichmul meteorite that fell on September 29, 2013 in Yucatan, Mexico

So, some courageous witnesses decided to inspect the drop area and found strange parts embedded in the ground, which had crashed into power lines leaving the city without electricity.

Fragments of the meteorite that fell on Ichmul Mexico on 29/09/2013.

 Some locals picked up the fragments of the object and stored them at the municipal police station to determine its mysterious origin.

WATCH: Asteroid or space junk? Well the police started to play with the gathered pieces and formed humanoid figures whose images have caused wonder and excitement among locals and foreigners as shown in this video in spanish:

If they represent space junk, direct contact with them may be dangerous to humans since they may contain radioactive material. - Strange Sounds.

"Round Ball Of Fire" Reported Over Delaware.
A large fireball was seen streaking through the night sky by at least 21 people - three of them from Delaware - about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses reported the sighting on the American Meteor Society's website.

Middletown-area resident Dan Foraker said he also spotted it, and described the meteor as a "perfectly round ball of fire."

Foraker, who lives near Drawyers Creek off Shallcross Lake Road, said he was sitting outside talking on the phone with his son about the Redskins game, when all of a sudden a ball of fire appeared over the line of trees.

"I've never seen anything that big. I didn't know if there was a plane going down," he said. "It lasted for about six seconds and went down behind the trees. I didn't hear a sound, but I was waiting to hear a loud boom."

Foraker said he called police and a county officer showed up later and said that the state police helicopter was the only aircraft that had been up in the air about that time.

A supervisor with the New Castle County fire board today said no calls were received about that time and no one was dispatched on any calls for a plane down.

The American Meteor Society, meanwhile, is investigating 21 reports from witnesses who saw this fireball over Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and West Virginia between 7 p.m. and 8:13 p.m.

The nonprofit scientific organization was established to "inform, encourage and support the research activities of both amateur and professional astronomers who are interested in the fascinating field of Meteor Astronomy."

Observers collect data related to meteors, meteor showers, fireballs and other meteoric phenomena and report it to the organization.

The ball of fire was reported by a witness in Wilmington about 7:08 p.m., one in Ellendale at 7:14 p.m. and a witness in Lewes at 7:15 p.m. About that same time, an observer in Salisbury, Md. also reported a sighting.

Another massive fireball was sighted about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the Atlanta area and was reported to the scientific organization by 250 witnesses in Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, according to the website. - Delaware Online.

Fireball Creates Massive Explosion, Obliterates House, Leaving Big Hole In Connecticut.
A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a six-bedroom house on Webbs Hill Road in Stamford, Conn.
that exploded on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. 
AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Lindsay Perry

An explosion leveled a six-bedroom house on Tuesday, scattering debris hundreds of feet away, but nobody was inside and there were no serious injuries, authorities said.

The homeowner was outside near a pool house on the property in Stamford, about 35 miles northeast of New York City, at the time of the explosion, said the town's director of public safety, Ted Jankowski. The homeowner was alert and conscious when emergency crews arrived, and he was taken to a hospital for observation.

Next-door neighbor Charlene Heffernan said she heard the blast.

"I thought a plane hit my house," Heffernan told The Stamford Advocate. "I have never heard anything so loud. My house shook from the top down."

AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Lindsay Perry

Mayor Michael Pavia said the cause of the blast was under investigation but authorities suspected gas was involved. He said a 500-gallon propane gas tank on site was under a controlled burn Tuesday afternoon.

The explosion left nothing standing of the 6,000-square-foot home in north Stamford. Debris landed hundreds of feet from the house, and three other homes in the neighborhood caught fire.

Neighbor Antonio Pisanelli told Norwalk's The Hour newspaper the "whole house was gone."

"There was just a big hole," he said. - AP.

Massive And "Unusual" Fireball Seen Over Indiana, Shone As Bright As The Crescent Moon.
The picture you see is of a meteor "Fireball" over Indiana on Friday night. You might remember that just last week there was one seen over Canada. And then, just last night (Saturday), many News 2 viewers in Middle Tennessee saw another one. This one was also seen over Alabama according to Twitter posts I have seen.

My good friend James Spann in Birmingham says that Bill Cook from NASA says that this was the 15th significant one this month and that is "very unusual". It's hard to catch video like this on your phone because the meteor goes by too fast. The pictures of the Indiana and Canada meteors were taken by police "dash board cams".

A video of Saturday night's from James Spann's Google+ page:

Another video of the fireball over Alabama last night... captured by Melanie Witt... who writes...

"I am a band parent of the Cleveland High School Golden Force Marching Band and videoed the meteor at the band competition in Weaver, Al. We first thought the band playing on the field had shot something into the sky as part of their show but everyone decided it was a

WATCH:  Alabama fireball.


A video of last night's "fireball" taken over Alabama and relayed by James Spann of ABC 33/40 Birmingham. He also got some more comments from Bill Cooke, of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville:

"I would say the fireball originated in North Alabama and moved east-southeast, finally burning up over Atlanta (we had a bright one over that city 7 days ago!). The video shows that it was about the brightness of the crescent Moon, which means we are talking about a meteoroid a few inches in diameter. hard to be more precise without a speed measurement."

Meteor Creates Massive Explosion, Destroying A House And Killing 2 In Ohio, Debris Scattered Up To Quarter-Mile Away.
Was it a meteor or a satellite that streaked across Ohio last night?
(Photo taken in August 2013). Christopher Furlong Getty Images

Ohioans were dazzled by a bright flash of blue light in the night sky on September 27, 2013, in southern Ohio around 11:30 p.m., eastern standard time. Could it have been a meteorite or a satellite predicted to crash to earth on Friday?

A fireball reportedly hit near a home in northern Adams County, Ohio, a few miles outside the city of Peebles causing a house fire. Those reports are unconfirmed. The six alarm fire left fireman battling the blaze into the early hours of the morning. It is unknown at this time if the residents made it out safely.

A neighbor said the meteor crossed over the city and hit near the Locust Grove Cemetery just four miles from the Great Serpent Effigy Mound. In recent years, a crop circle appeared overnight in an adjacent field from the Serpent Mound grounds and thousands of years ago it was the sight of a major meteorite that caused a huge crater.

To report a meteor go to the American Meteors Society webpage.


As of the morning of September 28, 2013, a home outside of Peebles, Ohio, in the Locust Grove area of Adams County burned to the ground last night, the two residents of the home, an elderly couple, Jane and Lyle Lambert, died as a result of smoke inhalation. The fire is believed to be caused from the meteor or pieces of the heated meteor that hit the home. The state fire marshal is investigating the fire. - Examiner.

Firefighters douse hotspots following a house explosion Tuesday, Sept.17, 2013 in Stony Ridge, Ohio.
Neighbors said the blast woke them up around 5 a.m. and that they saw flames at the ranch-style home
near the village of Stony Ridge, about 15 miles south of Toledo. The explosion flattened the home and
scattered pieces of it throughout the yard. The explosion left one person dead and three injured.
AP Photo/The Blade, Dave Zapotosky

An explosion leveled a home in northwest Ohio Tuesday morning, killing two people, injuring three and scattering debris up to a quarter-mile.

Investigators were looking into whether a leaking liquid propane tank near the home's attached garage sparked the blast, said Troy Township Fire Chief Randy Woodruff.

The tank was toppled over, and Woodruff said it was too soon to pinpoint the cause of the explosion.

AP Photo/Sentinel-Tribune, Enoch Wu

Neighbors said the explosion woke them up around 5 a.m. and they saw flames at the ranch-style home near the village of Stony Ridge, about 15 miles south of Toledo.

One man died after being taken to a hospital, and the body of a woman was found in the rubble about six hours after the explosion.

When emergency responders arrived, four people were found outside the house, the Wood County Sheriff's Office said. Five people - all of them adults - lived in the home. Neighbors said they were a man, his wife, their two sons and a fiance.

Names of the victims were not released.

The explosion flattened the home and scattered pieces of it throughout the yard and across farm fields. Piles of insulation, mattresses, window screens and a door littered the yard. All that was left standing was a basketball hoop along the driveway.

AP Photo/Sentinel-Tribune, Enoch Wu

Bob Lahey told The Blade newspaper in Toledo that he heard a loud boom and thought a plane had crashed. He said he helped carry one person out of the debris, which smoldered for a couple hours.

Lahey said the family had lived in the house for quite a while and well before he moved in 13 years ago.

Jan Irsak, who lives across the street, said the explosion knocked items off the walls of her home.

AP Photo/The Blade, Dave Zapotosky.

"I just sat up in bed and thought 'What was that?'" she told The Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green.

Another house explosion in Stamford, Conn., destroyed a six-bedroom home Tuesday afternoon. Authorities there said the homeowner was outside at the time and not seriously injured. The cause was under investigation. - AP.

THE PRIEST CLASS OF THE MAGI: Precursors To The End Of European Vampirism And Christian Dominionism And The Ultimately Collapse Of The White Supremacy Paradigm - Pope Francis To "RIP UP AND REWRITE" Vatican Constitution, In Continuance Of Revolutionary Changes As Incoming Cosmic Energies Signal The End Of Religion As We Know It!

"As our ancestors predicted, we are currently moving from one sphere of influence into an higher octave of influence, through the doorway of the fourth age into the fifth age, when the true planetary caretakers or the ancient ones will rise. In chronicling Earth's spiral orbit with the Sun's carousel of light, they understood that we will enter a new form of consciousness with the birth of a new sun. This consciousness envelope of the planet will adjust with the changing spin orientation of the electrons around the atom as we enter a more compact and intense field of light, brought on as we go through a denser cloud of magnetic dust, these cosmic rays will eventually lead to the compression of our atmosphere, seeding and perfecting conscious awareness. This sphere of influence will bring about a new paradigm, where our vibrations will rise in word, deeds and actions by detachment from the frequencies of fear under the Priest Class and fully embrace the natural laws of Ma'at, finding order, spiritualize matter and ascend in accordance with cosmic dictates." - The COSMIC Spirit.

September 30, 2013 - VATICAN - The cardinals, who were appointed in April by Pope Francis and will confer with him for the first time at the Vatican on Oct. 1-3, were briefed to revise the constitution, known as Pastor Bonus, drawn up in 1988 by Pope John Paul, in a bid to give a great voice to bishops around the world.

Sphere Within Sphere by Pomodoro in the Cortile della Pigna, Vatican, Rome.

But Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the group’s leader, said as the meeting loomed they were planning to go much further that just changing “this and that.”

"No, that constitution is over," he said in a TV interview. "Now it is something different. We need to write something different,” he added.

“In the past the Vatican has just revised existing rules so this is a rupture after a century of increasing centralisation,” said Gerard O’Connell, a Vatican analyst at the Vatican Insider.

"Cardinal Maradiaga is hinting that the Pope is asking the fundamental question: What can be decided in Rome and what at local level? How can the Roman Curia serve bishops instead of being an office of censure and control?”

Pope Francis appointed eight Catholic cardinals to shake up the
Vatican’s murky and autocratic bureaucracy
 Photo: AFP
O’Connell cited Japanese bishops as victims of the Vatican’s centralisation.

“They must ask advice from Rome on the correct Japanese to use in their liturgies, yet you would think they would be the best judge.”

On Saturday, Francis gave another clear indication that he sees the Vatican as a hotbed of intrigue and power struggles when he instructed Vatican policemen on Saturday to crack down on gossip within the Vatican’s walls as well as looking out for intruders.

Defining gossip as the devil’s work, “a forbidden language” and “a war waged with the tongue”, he told gendarmes gathered for mass to tell gossipers they caught in the act, “Here there can be none of that: walk out of St. Anne’s Gate. Go outside and talk there! Here you cannot!”

Cardinals gathering in Rome before Francis was elected in March complained Vatican officials had become a self serving elite indifferent to the needs of dioceses around the world.

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga said his group had received suggestions on Vatican reform from around the world, including 80 pages of suggestions from Latin America. The convergence on a few main themes suggested God’s will was at work, he said.

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga.
“You cannot have millions of Catholics in the world suggesting the same unless the Holy Spirit is inspiring."

Francis is also set to relax the control the Vatican exerts over the Italian conference of bishops, Italian media reported on Sunday. Unlike in other countries, the head of the Italian conference is not elected by bishops but picked by the pope, a system Francis is reportedly planning to scrap.

“The head of the conference wields political influence in Italy, so this move by the pope means the Vatican’s power over Italian politics will decline,” said Maria Antonietta Calabro, a Vatican expert at Italian daily Corriere della Sera. “The Pope has already told Italian bishops he wants them to deal with Italian politics, not the Vatican,” she added.

Francis last month said he would replace the Vatican’s long time secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone – who reportedly had frequent contact with Italian politicians – with Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s nuncio in Venezuela. - Telegraph.

FUK-U-SHIMA: Radiation Forever - Yale Professor Says That Fukushima Will "Threaten Humanity For Thousands Of Years"!

September 30, 2013 - JAPAN -  A Yale professor is cautioning the world to wake up from its nuclear slumber and face the severity of the Fukushima radiation crisis, warning that ’all of humanity will be threatened for thousands of years’ if the Fukushima unit 4 pool is not kept cool. The disturbing statements act as a voice of reality when it comes to the depth of the Fukushima disaster, an event that world governments have relentlessly attempted to downplay while silently shutting down radiation counters and raising ‘acceptable’ levels of radiation in the food supply.

The Fukushima explosion that officials now admit led to the emission of more than double the
radiation levels originally stated.

And now, along with other nuclear physicists and scientists, Professor Charles Perrow of Yale is sounding the alarm on the disaster that myself and others have been warning against since day one. And another prominent intellectual now speaking out on the subject does not surprise me. After all, we are seeing more and more high level academics speaking out due to the overall understanding that even job loss is nothing compared to the fatal consequences of allowing Fukushima to meltdown indefinitely.

In his article posted on the Huffington Post website, Professor Charles Perrow cautions:
“Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.”
The Professor’s statements coincide with the warnings of previous experts who have said that Fukushima trumps even Chernobyl and other nuclear disasters. Even the mainstream media has covered these declarations as Japanese studies expose the fact that radiation levels emitted from Fukushima were much higher than plant officials ever admitted (and it was predominantly dumped into the Pacific Ocean). The Independent reports:
“Some scientists say Fukushima is worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident, with which it shares a maximum level-7 rating on the sliding scale of nuclear disasters.”
But the true problem lies with the aforementioned spent fuel rods. All the boron between the spent fuel rods has disintegrated, and plant officials are gearing up to remove them within the next couple of months. What the Yale Professor and others are warning about really comes down to the fact that a chain nuclear reaction could begin in the event that the rods get too close together. This, they say, would create nuclear mayhem. And given the record of the plant operators, who at one point were using duct tape and trash to fill in the destructing plant, this task is truly concerning.

By spreading the word on the issue, we can ignite worldwide awakening on the severity of Fukushima’s radioactive nightmare and demand immediate action. For now, it is essential to prepare yourself and your family.

WATCH:  Recently, radiation expert Dr. Edward F. Group discussed the power of nascent ‘nuclear’ iodine and his ideas to better prepare your family:

As the Fukushima radiation nightmare continues, top experts and analysts are continuing to warn against the devastating radiological effects that are already hammering citizens of the Northern Hemisphere and around the globe at record levels.

And while Fukushima is considered to be ‘even worse’ by nuclear scientists and researchers thanChernobyl in terms of the radioactive contamination, what’s even more concerning is the fact that Fukushima is only one factor in the spiking levels of radiation within the United States and abroad.

Over the past several decades we have seen the emergence of excessive nuclear testing, the voluminous creation of nuclear power facilities, medical applications with radiation, the pollution of the air with radioactive elements, and even the absolute contamination of the food supply with health-crushing radiation — all contributing to a spike in background radiation levels that have been steadily climbing since just 60 years ago.

Meanwhile, even the Fukushima plant operators were forced to admit that the radiation levels released from the plant explosion were at the very least 2 1/2 times greater than they admitted. But the real question is what happened to the majority of the radioactive contamination? According to one revealing study examining the true crippling effects of Fukushima on the globe, 20% of the caesium-137 fell on Japanese land, and about 2% ended up on land outside the country. The remainder came down in the Pacific Ocean, which means around 68% of the highly dangerous radioactive waste was released directly into the Pacific Ocean.

Is it any wonder now that the EPA is actually going ahead and raising the ‘acceptable levels’ of radiation in the food supply as other nations just blatantly shut off their radiation tracking systems? Radioactive isotopes have already been discovered in California, and even as far away as Boston. There’s a reason that even the Huffington Post now says that we are facing ‘Fukushima Forever’ as radiation continues to drain into the ocean. - Info Wars.

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: Algae Bloom Blamed For Massive Fish Kill At Sierra County Reservoir, California!

September 30, 2013 - UNITED STATES - A massive fish die-off at Stampede Reservoir, 19 miles northeast of Truckee, is thought to be due to an algae bloom.

File photo.

“The bloom appears to be causing oxygen to lower in the deeper water, and there are hundreds and hundreds of dead kokanee and lake trout,” said fisheries biologist Amber Rossi.

The lake, which is in the Sierra County portion of the Tahoe National Forest, is a popular fishing spot.

Concerned anglers have called both the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Forest Service’s Truckee Ranger District office for several weeks, said Rossi, who is Fish and Wildlife’s fisheries biologist for Sierra and Plumas counties.

“We’re still getting reports,” she said Friday , “so apparently it’s still going on.”

After the first call was received Sept. 8, a Fish and Wildlife warden checked for pollution and found none, Rossi said, so she took water samples Sept. 11.

“The oxygen was lower in the deeper water,” she said. “Fifty feet down, it was 2.6 parts per million – half of what fish need to survive – and 3.6 on the surface.”

Hardest hit were the kokanee, then the lake trout – both deep-water dwellers.

“We found hundreds and hundreds of them near the dam side of the lake,” Rossi said.

The bloom does not seem to have affected the rainbow and brown trout, which live in a different part of the lake where incoming tributaries help aerate the water, she said. Nor are the large-mouth bass affected – they can survive with less oxygen.

Although “we’ve had a really low water year,” she said, there have been no reports of fish die-offs at other area lakes.

“I can’t say with complete certainty what’s happening at Stampede,” Rossi said.

Because the problem does not appear to be caused by the lake “turning over” – temperature shifts that often happen in fall and spring – or by pollution, it’s more than likely caused by the algae bloom lowering the oxygen in the deeper water, she said.

“I would think the (predicted) rain and colder weather coming in would help,” Rossi said.

In the meantime, vultures, bears and eagles are having a heyday.  - The Sacramento Bee.

FIRE IN THE SKY: Surprise Asteroid In Near Miss With Earth - Russian Astronomers Claim Sizeable Asteroid Just Came Within 12,000km Of Earth; Detected ONLY NINE HOURS Before It Flew Within Orbit Of Geostationary Satellites!

September 30, 2013 - SPACE - A surprise asteroid which was only spotted by scientists on Friday night narrowly missed the Earth just hours later, flying within the orbit of geostationary satellites.

“[The asteroid] was discovered on Friday night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew within 11,300 kilometers of the Earth surface, below the orbit of geostationary satellites. It was about 15 meters in size,” said Vladimir Lipunov of the Moscow State University and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute.

The incident will once again re-ignite debate about the threat posed by near-earth objects and what some claim are inadequate attempts on behalf of governments and space agencies to prepare for them. In 2029 and again in 2036 a much larger asteroid named Apophis will fly very close to the Earth, potentially disrupting satellites.

Asteroid detected by Sternberg Astronomical Institute.Moscow State University/MASTER/Vladimir Lipunov

There is a one in 250,000 chance that the asteroid will hit the Earth, a threat that has prompted Russia to explore methods of deflecting it.

According to Anatoly Perminov, the head of the Russian’s Federal Space Agency, the threat of an impact is somewhat more than remote. He says that a “scientist recently told him” that Apophis may hit Earth in 2032.

WATCH:  Surprise Asteroid In Near Miss With Earth.

Earlier this year, a meteor weighing 10,000 tons broke apart in the Earth’s atmosphere above the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals, causing 1500 injuries.

The unexpected incident caused consternation because it coincided with the fly-by of asteroid 2012 DA14, which was much larger. - Info Wars.

INFRASTRUCTURE & SOCIETAL COLLAPSE: Chicago Train MYSTERIOUSLY Runs Loose - 48 People Injured, 33 Hospitalized!

September 30, 2013 - UNITED STATES - A Chicago commuter train that was parked in a service yard somehow moved onto a rail line and smashed into an oncoming train early Monday, injuring dozens of people.

How it happened is a mystery.

"I don't know the last time, if ever, that this has happened" on the Chicago Transit Authority system, spokesman Brian Steele said.

There are "more questions than answers" about the incident in Forest Park, Illinois, he said.

At least 48 people were injured; 33 of them were transported to hospitals, Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone told CNN affiliate WLS. They are believed to have minor injuries.

It was not immediately clear how many passengers were aboard the train.

Investigators are not characterizing the incident as a runaway train at this point, Steele said.

A central question: whether anyone had climbed on board the empty train and set it in motion.

"In order for a train to move, it has to be energized," said Ronald Ester, vice president of CTA Rail Operations.

"We call it unlocking the master controller," he said. The train would have needed to be placed in power position manually.

Authorities are looking at video feeds from the platforms and from some rail cars. They're also interviewing workers who were nearby.

It's unknown whether there were criminal activities, Steele said. Authorities did not immediately find windows broken, doors pried open or graffiti on the train.

WATCH: Dozens injured in Chicago train crash.

The train that caused the accident had four cars; the one with passengers aboard had eight.

The incident took place about 8 a.m.

Train service continued but did not stop at Harlem, near the site of the crash. Shuttle buses were made available.

Steele emphasized that the CTA has "a very strong safety record." - CNN.

EXTREME WEATHER: Wind And Rain Storm Slams Oregon, Washington - Pacific Northwest Hit With Record And Severe Rainfall; One Of The Strongest September Windstorms On Record!

September 30, 2013 - UNITED STATES - A late September storm was bringing rains and high winds to parts of Oregon and Washington, with an urban flood advisory issued for the Portland area and forecasters predicting gusts of more than 50 mph across the greater Puget Sound region.

Joe Markovich with the Seattle Department of Transportation looks over a buckled sidewalk where a tree fell in
Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Photo: JOSHUA TRUJILLO, SEATTLEPI.COM

The National Weather Service issued high-wind warnings for Sunday night into Monday morning for a region that stretched from the Canadian border to south of Olympia, saying gusts could reach 60 mph. The cause was an area of low pressure moving ashore.

"This has the potential to be one of the strongest September windstorms on record," the weather service said in its advisory.

The gusty weather comes after record rainfalls in Western Washington. On Saturday 1.71 inches fell at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, more than double the old record of 0.83 of an inch set in 1948. A record rainfall of 2.93 inches was set in Olympia, breaking the old record of 0.82 set in 1971.

WATCH: Harsh winds and rain thrashed across the Pacific Northwest this weekend, shutting down roads, flooding streets, and downing power lines. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports from Seattle.

In Oregon the flood advisory was issued until Sunday night. Portland officials asked people to clear neighborhood drains to help curb flooding, and a wind advisory was set for the Willamette Valley into Sunday night. High wind gusts of up to 80 mph also expected on the Oregon Coast.

The Saturday storm in the Portland area knocked out power for thousands in the city and throughout the Willamette Valley. Steve Pierce, president of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, said daily rainfall records were set Saturday in the Oregon communities of Hillsboro, McMinnville, Troutville, Redmond and Salem.

In Washington, the weather service issued flood warnings for Pierce, Lewis and Mason counties. Flooding of the Puyallup River near Orting was a possibility through Monday. Heavy rain caused the Puyallup River to reach just above the flood level Saturday about midnight, and receded below that mark early Sunday. - Seattle PI.

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: Thousands Of Dead Fish Mysteriously Die In A Lake In Afyonkarahisar, Turkey?!

September 30, 2013 - TURKEY - Which, from Afyonkarahisar and Eber Lake BOLVADIN Akarcayda feeding fish mortality caused concern was the increase in the district.

Factory waste sourced Estimated instances, almost all fish in Akarcayda reported to be due to oxygen yetersizliginden. Fish deaths BOLVADIN mayor makes a public announcement regarding Nazmiye bone "mysterious fish deaths reach fearful degree," he said.

That it is dangerous to ignore this incident highlights the gelinemeyecek Mayor spine, here's what you said:

"Massacre reached the size of the state authorities to investigate urgently Required. Creatures living here, working here Yoksa Eber Lake and will be out of business. Thousands of dead fish have Akarcayda halde, there are other creatures to show that the same threat. Lake Eber is a natural beauty that is vital to our region believe that there is a growing need to terminate this tehlikenin as soon as possible. " - Haberciniz. [Translated]

STORM ALERT: Tropical Depression Eleven Strengthens Into Tropical Storm Jerry In The Central Atlantic Ocean - No Threat To Land Areas Currently!

September 30, 2013 - ATLANTIC OCEAN - Tropical Depression Eleven strengthened into Tropical Storm Jerry late Monday morning in the central Atlantic Ocean.

Projected Path - The latest forecast path and wind speeds from the National Hurricane Center.

Little change in strength is expected into midweek as Jerry meanders in the central Atlantic well away from land.

Current Information - So, where exactly is the cyclone's center located now? If you're plotting the storm
along with us, click on the "Current Information" map below to get the latitude/longitude coordinates,
distance away from the nearest land location, maximum sustained winds and
central pressure (measured in millibars).

By late in the week, Jerry should eventually turn northeastward and accelerate.

Satellite - How does the system look on satellite imagery. Click on "infrared" satellite imagery, to see how
"cold" the cloud tops are. Brighter orange and red shadings concentrated near the center of
circulation signify a healthy tropical cyclone.

Jerry, the tenth named storm of the season, is no threat to the United States or any other land areas. - TWC.

WATCH:  New Tropical Storm in Atlantic.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Powerful 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northeast Of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand!

September 30, 2013 - NEW ZEALAND - A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck near the Kermadec islands this morning.

The tremor was located at 81km northeast of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand, with epicenter initially determined to be at 30.923 degrees south latitude and 177.631 degrees west longtitude.

USGS earthquake location.

USGS earthquake location.

New Zealand's National Crisis Management Centre was activated after the quake struck at 05:55:54 UTC today, at a depth of 34.8km (21.6miles).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) issued a Tsunami Information Bulletin in response to the earthquake, stating that no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists.

The PTWC bulletin was based on historical earthquake and tsunami data, and did however indicate that local tsunamis could be generated that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the quake's epicenter.

L'Esperance Rock, formerly French Rock, is the southernmost islet in the Kermadec Islands, to the north of New Zealand.

USGS earthquake shakemap intensity.

New Zealand, lies on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic activity.

Today's quake constitutes the fourth 6.7 or higher magnitude felt across the planet, over the last six days.

Tectonic Summary - Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate.
The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault through South Island, New Zealand.

Since 1900 there have been 15 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded near New Zealand. Nine of these, and the four largest, occurred along or near the Macquarie Ridge, including the 1989 M8.2 event on the ridge itself, and the 2004 M8.1 event 200 km to the west of the plate boundary, reflecting intraplate deformation. The largest recorded earthquake in New Zealand itself was the 1931 M7.8 Hawke's Bay earthquake, which killed 256 people. The last M7.5+ earthquake along the Alpine Fault was 170 years ago; studies of the faults' strain accumulation suggest that similar events are likely to occur again.

USGS plate tectonics for the region.

North of New Zealand, the Australia-Pacific boundary stretches east of Tonga and Fiji to 250 km south of Samoa. For 2,200 km the trench is approximately linear, and includes two segments where old (greater than 120 Myr) Pacific oceanic lithosphere rapidly subducts westward (Kermadec and Tonga). At the northern end of the Tonga trench, the boundary curves sharply westward and changes along a 700 km-long segment from trench-normal subduction, to oblique subduction, to a left lateral transform-like structure.

Australia-Pacific convergence rates increase northward from 60 mm/yr at the southern Kermadec trench to 90 mm/yr at the northern Tonga trench; however, significant back arc extension (or equivalently, slab rollback) causes the consumption rate of subducting Pacific lithosphere to be much faster. The spreading rate in the Havre trough, west of the Kermadec trench, increases northward from 8 to 20 mm/yr. The southern tip of this spreading center is propagating into the North Island of New Zealand, rifting it apart. In the southern Lau Basin, west of the Tonga trench, the spreading rate increases northward from 60 to 90 mm/yr, and in the northern Lau Basin, multiple spreading centers result in an extension rate as high as 160 mm/yr. The overall subduction velocity of the Pacific plate is the vector sum of Australia-Pacific velocity and back arc spreading velocity: thus it increases northward along the Kermadec trench from 70 to 100 mm/yr, and along the Tonga trench from 150 to 240 mm/yr.

The Kermadec-Tonga subduction zone generates many large earthquakes on the interface between the descending Pacific and overriding Australia plates, within the two plates themselves and, less frequently, near the outer rise of the Pacific plate east of the trench. Since 1900, 40 M7.5+ earthquakes have been recorded, mostly north of 30°S. However, it is unclear whether any of the few historic M8+ events that have occurred close to the plate boundary were underthrusting events on the plate interface, or were intraplate earthquakes. On September 29, 2009, one of the largest normal fault (outer rise) earthquakes ever recorded (M8.1) occurred south of Samoa, 40 km east of the Tonga trench, generating a tsunami that killed at least 180 people.

Across the North Fiji Basin and to the west of the Vanuatu Islands, the Australia plate again subducts eastwards beneath the Pacific, at the North New Hebrides trench. At the southern end of this trench, east of the Loyalty Islands, the plate boundary curves east into an oceanic transform-like structure analogous to the one north of Tonga.

Australia-Pacific convergence rates increase northward from 80 to 90 mm/yr along the North New Hebrides trench, but the Australia plate consumption rate is increased by extension in the back arc and in the North Fiji Basin. Back arc spreading occurs at a rate of 50 mm/yr along most of the subduction zone, except near ~15°S, where the D'Entrecasteaux ridge intersects the trench and causes localized compression of 50 mm/yr in the back arc. Therefore, the Australia plate subduction velocity ranges from 120 mm/yr at the southern end of the North New Hebrides trench, to 40 mm/yr at the D'Entrecasteaux ridge-trench intersection, to 170 mm/yr at the northern end of the trench.

Large earthquakes are common along the North New Hebrides trench and have mechanisms associated with subduction tectonics, though occasional strike slip earthquakes occur near the subduction of the D'Entrecasteaux ridge. Within the subduction zone 34 M7.5+ earthquakes have been recorded since 1900. On October 7, 2009, a large interplate thrust fault earthquake (M7.6) in the northern North New Hebrides subduction zone was followed 15 minutes later by an even larger interplate event (M7.8) 60 km to the north. It is likely that the first event triggered the second of the so-called earthquake "doublet". - USGS.

SOLAR WATCH: Filament Eruption On The Sun - Produces Massive Coronal Mass Ejection With Possible Earth-Directed Component!

September 30, 2013 - SUN - A large filament located in the northwest quadrant erupted on Sunday evening.

Image by SDO.
Ray Lalonde in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada captured this great image showing the large
filament located now in the northwest quadrant.

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is now visible in the latest STEREO Behind COR2 imagery. Low energy proton levels streaming past Earth are currently on the rise.

WATCH:  Filament eruption - September 29, 2013.

There does appear to be an Earth-directed component, however this will need to be confirmed once new Lasco imagery is available. 

Attached is a new image by STEREO Behind COR2 showing what appears to be a
nice CME following a filament eruption on Sunday evening. 

Low energy proton levels streaming past Earth as measured by the GOES-13 spacecraft are slowly on the rise. This is the result of an Earth facing filament eruption leading to a Coronal Mass Ejection with a possible Earth directed component. Proton levels currently remain below the minor radiation storm threshold for now.

Attached is a new video by STEREO Behind COR2 capturing a full halo CME with a probable Earth directed component.

Full Halo CME.

With Earthbound proton levels currently on the rise, it is likely that a CME will impact our geomagnetic field by the middle of the upcoming week. More data is required in order to make a valid prediction. Will this lead to a geomagnetic storm or will it again be just another miss?

Stay tuned to find out.

- Solar Ham.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

THE AGE OF OBAMA: Precursors To The End Of The United States Corporation - U.S. Government On The Verge Of A Historic Shutdown As House Republicans Vote To Delay Obamacare!

September 29, 2013 - UNITED STATES - The US government is on the precipice of a historic shutdown that would result in hundreds of thousands of federal workers being placed on unpaid leave, after House Republicans refused to pass a budget unless it involved a delay to Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms.

The House of Representatives remains fully lit during a rare late-night Saturday session.
Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Democratic leaders declined to convene the Senate on Sunday, standing firm against what they described as the extortion tactics of their Republican opponents who they accused of holding the government to ransom for ideological reasons.

The resolution passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in the early hours of Sunday morning makes funding the government until the middle of December contingent upon a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act. It also strips the new healthcare law, which is due to come into force on Tuesday, of a key tax on medical devices.

Senate Democrats and the White House have said they will block any budget resolution that is tied to the healthcare law – known as Obamacare – which was passed three years ago and upheld by the US supreme court last year.

Undermining the healthcare reforms – the flagship legislative achievement of Obama's presidency – has been a priority for the conservative wing of the Republican party for years and the spectre of government shutdowns has been used in the past.

However there was a growing sense on Capitol Hill on Sunday that House Republicans were prepared to see through their threat of a shutdown, which would begin at 12.01am ET on Tuesday, even though polls show they would be blamed for a maneuver that could damage the party during next year's midterm elections.

WATCH: GOP Rep - Senate is 'playing games'.

"Republicans in Congress had the opportunity to pass a routine, simple continuing resolution that keeps the government running for a few more weeks," said White House spokesman Jay Carney. "But instead, Republicans decided they would rather make an ideological point by demanding the sabotage of the healthcare law."

Harry Reid, the Senate leader who on Saturday said he would refuse to bow to "Tea Party anarchists", showed no interest in negotiating with Republicans over the stalemate. He was criticised by leading Republicans for failing to invite the Senate to debate the House resolution, less than 36 hours from the budget deadline.

Instead, the Senate was expected to wait until Monday before stripping the Republican motion of its references to Obamacare and, for the second time in a week, returning a "clean" bill to the House that would fund federal departments, without also impeding the introduction of mandatory healthcare for Americans who are uninsured.

If there is time, the House would then have just a few hours to either vote to fund the government, free of any measures that would impede the introduction Obamacare, or trigger the first American government shutdown in 17 years.

Asked if he thought a shutdown was now inevitable, Richard Durbin, the second most senior Democrat in the Senate, replied: "I'm afraid I do."

Durbin told CBS's Face the Nation that he was open to negotiating over the tax on medical devices, "but not with a gun to my head, not with the prospect of shutting down the government".

Senior Republicans took to the Sunday morning talk shows to defend their stance, claiming that it was Democrats who were forcing a shutdown by refusing to compromise over the controversial healthcare reforms.

Congresswoman Cathy McManus Rogers, chair of the House Republican conference, said Reid was acting irresponsibly by refusing to hold a session of the Senate. "They're the ones threatening a government shutdown by not being here," she said.

WATCH: DNC Chair - GOP holding economy hostage.

Ted Cruz, the Republican senator spearheading the congressional campaign to undo Obama's healthcare reforms, turned the debate on its head by accusing Democrats of holding "political brute force" for refusing to delay or unravel the healthcare law.

"If we have a shutdown, it will be because Harry Reid holds that absolutist position and essentially holds the American people hostage," Cruz, who this week gave a 21-hour speech to draw attention to his campaign, said on NBC's Meet the Press.

"So far, majority leader Harry Reid has essentially told the House of Representatives and the American people, 'go jump in a lake'," Cruz added. "He says: 'I'm not willing to compromise, I'm not willing to even talk.' His position is, 100% of Obamacare must be funded in all instances. Other than that, he's going to shut the government down."

The impact of any federal shutdown would depend upon how long it lasts. Under contingency arrangements, essential services such as law enforcement, will be kept alive, although hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be placed on unpaid leave.

Social security and Medicare benefits would continue, and air traffic controllers would remain in place to ensure airports function. However museums, national parks and landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument, would be closed.

WATCH:  Obamacare - 'Duct tape and chicken wire'.

The military's 1.4 million personnel active duty would remain in post, but their paychecks would be delayed. About half of the Defense Department's civilian employees – about 800,000 people – would be furloughed, meaning they would be suspended from work without pay.

Federal courts would continue to function as usual for around a fortnight, after which the judiciary would have to start shelving work that is not considered essential.

The gridlock over the government budget could be just the prelude to an even more serious showdown expected in mid-October over the government debt ceiling.

Republicans are threatening to refuse to lift the ceiling unless Obamacare is reigned back, which could mean the US Treasury would be forced to default on its debt payments. - Guardian.

FIRE IN THE SKY: "The Comet Of The Century" - Comet ISON Approaches Planet Mars For A Close Encounter On October 1st!

September 29, 2013 - SPACE - In two months, Comet ISON will make a spectacular flyby of the sun.

First, though, it has to fly by Mars. The sungrazing comet is approaching the Red Planet for a 0.07 AU close encounter on October 1st. Mars satellites and rovers will have a close-up view.

Amateur astronomers on Earth can watch, too. Using a remotely controlled 14-inch telescope in New Mexico, Rolando Ligustri photographed ISON approaching Mars on September 28th:

At closest approach on October 1st, Mars and Comet ISON will be approximately 2o apart. While Mars is visible to the unaided eye (it shines almost as brightly as a first-magnitude star), ISON is definitely not. The comet is still far from the sun and, as it crosses the orbit of Mars, it has not yet warmed enough to reach naked-eye visibility. Reports of the comet's brightness vary from 12th to 14th magnitude, which means a mid-sized backyard telescope is required to see it.

WATCH: NASA ScienceCasts - Comet ISON to Fly By Mars.

Mars and ISON rise together in the eastern sky a couple of hours before the sun. Amateur astronomers, if you have a GOTO telescope, enter these coordinates. Visually, Mars will be easy to find on the mornings of closest approach, not only because the planet is relatively bright, but also because the crescent Moon will be passing right by it. Sky maps: Sept. 28, 29, 30; Oct. 1, 2. New images of the comet are coming in every day.

Browse the gallery for the latest views: Realtime Comet ISON Photo Gallery.

- Space Weather.

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: Hundreds Of Dead Fish Found In A Pond In Lier, Belgium!

September 29, 2013 - BELGIUM - The past few days, hundreds of dead fish in the pond to the fortress of Lier, the Fortweg. The cause must be sought. By a lack of oxygen.

The firemen took the fish out of water.

Late last week already noticed passersby and fishermen that a lot of fish came to the surface in order to gasp for air. Lierse, the firemen were called in and enter the large pond with a boat off to move - to get in the water -. And so additional oxygen In addition, with a special gun sprayed water in the pond. That also had to provide extra oxygen.

Many no avail because the surgery Tuesday drove many dead fish in the pond. It was mainly pike and bream. "Both Tuesday and Wednesday we sailed the pond and we removed the dead fish from the water. Many smaller fish were gulls and other birds picked up from the water, "says Rudy Dirickx of Lierse fire.

In container

The dead fish were collected in a container. That created quite a stench. The dead fish will now be destroyed by a company.

There is a shortage of oxygen in the water. Perhaps the climatic conditions Moreover, there are also algae present in the water. Taking especially at night a lot of oxygen. - Nieuwsblad. [Translated]

GLOBAL ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: "We Are Dealing With A Collapse In The Currency" - Marc Faber Warns That "We Have Reached The Endgame Of Monetary Policy"!

September 29, 2013 - ECONOMY - "One day this whole credit bubble will be deflated very badly - you are going to experience a complete implosion of all asset prices and the credit system..."
Via South China Morning Post.

Marc Faber was in fine form at the CLSA Investor Forum, dispensing his trademark gloom and doom. The final keynote was a tour de force of the history of debt, asset bubbles and financial markets in the 20th and 21st centuries.
"Unlike the '50s and '70s when there was relatively less overall debt, a financial market crash did not inflict great damage on the economy.

Debt levels are significantly higher these days, and so a market crash can inflict serious damage on economies.
We've gone through a period of huge asset inflation, in stocks, bonds, commodities, and real estate, and we essentially now have in the world, a huge asset bubble.

So everything is grossly inflated."
In addition there has since 2007 been:
"colossal asset inflation" in high-end goods...
In thinking about what the next big bubble will be, Faber said:
"The problem is I believe you and I are the bubble... the financial system is just too big, that is the problem.

Maybe we can't see where the next bubble is because we are the bubble - that is something to consider."
Faber thought economists should distinguish between economic growth where credit grows at the same rate as the economy, which he believes is sound compared with a situation where credit grows faster than the economy. Credit used in capital formation is more beneficial to an economy than if used for consumption, as is the case in the US.
"One day this whole credit bubble will be deflated very badly - you are going to experience a complete implosion of all asset prices and the credit system - but as to when -I don't know."
Advanced sign of the cracks in the system are already evident. A dollar of additional credit in the system created significant economic growth, but these days an additional dollar has very little impact.
"That is a sign that we have reached the end of monetary policy."
Another indication is when the US government has to issue treasuries to pay the interest on its maturing debt.
"That will be the end game - then you are dealing with a collapse in the currency."
- Zero Hedge.

STORM ALERT: China Says 75 Missing As Vietnam Prepares For Typhoon Wutip - Tens Of Thousands Evacuated!

September 29, 2013 - VIETNAM - Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from high-risk areas in central Vietnam on Monday as a typhoon that sank at least two Chinese fishing ships neared the coast.

A total of 75 fishermen are missing after three vessels encountered strong winds near the Paracel Islands, according to a statement on the website of the Hainan government in south China. Two of the vessels sank Sunday and contact with the third has been lost, it said.

Typhoon Wutip was expected to hit the central coast later Monday with sustained winds of up to 93 miles per hour and gusts up to 125 mph, Vietnam's weather forecaster said. Heavy rains were expected.

Disaster official Le Tri Cong said more than 8,000 villagers in Quang Tri province's coastal areas were evacuated to safe places as of Sunday night and 35,000 others from areas facing with serious flooding, landslides and flash floods are being evacuated.

More than 140,000 people in four other central provinces are planned for evacuation Monday, the central floods and storms control committee said on its website.

Schools in five central provinces were closed and coast guards told 61,000 fishing boats with 303,000 crew members to take shelter, the committee said.

WATCH: Typhoon Wutip Nearing Landfall Vietnam.

Two government teams were dispatched to direct the preparation efforts, the committee said.

Wutip is the strongest typhoon to hit Vietnam this season. The most powerful Asian tropical storm this year was Typhoon Usagi, which caused at least 33 deaths in the Philippines and China earlier this month.

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms which kill hundreds of people and cause millions of dollars in damage each year. - Huffington Post.