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BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 CHILEAN QUAKE

BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 MAGNITUDE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKE (USGS) An 8.3 magnitude earthquake was just reported off the coast of Chile at 22:54:33 (UTC) prompting an immediate tsunami watch to be issued for the State of Hawaii. Officials from NOAA have issued this statement: THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE INITIAL WAVE IS 0311 AM HST THU 17 SEP 2015 FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED. The first wave could arrive around 3:00 AM local time for Hawaii residents, though NOAA does not expect a major event...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets added. Waves still variable in strength. Most recent data from markers closer to earthquake epicenter show smaller waves, as tsunami passes further away. Largest recorded waves just over 15 ft. in height. As...

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Wine and tapas? Taco Bell to serve them.

Yo quiero a glass of wine and tapas? In the latest move of truly ‘thinking outside the bun,’ Taco Bell will open a location that serves wine, beer, sangria and frozen mixed drinks in Chicago next week. This will mark the first time the chain will serve alcohol in the United States. The new restaurant will also feature trends the chain says it is seeing among millennials, featuring a menu of “tapas-style” appetizers, a mural by a local artist and an open kitchen. The interior, similar to designs launched at Taco Bells in Tokyo, Seoul and the U.K. that also serve alcohol,...

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood drove a white Armored Personal Carrier tank to UK Prime Minister David Cameron's home in protest of hydraulic fracking. (Independent) 0

UK Protester Drives Tank to Cameron’s House Over Fracking

UK Fashion Designer Drives Tank to Cameron’s House In Protest Over Fracking (United Kingdom) 74-year-old Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood purportedly drove a military-style convoy including a white armored personnel carrier, to the home of UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Oxfordshire on Friday, to protest against hydraulic fracking for the purposes of extracting fossil fuels. She claims that the process is, “forcing toxic, life threatening fracking chemicals on his own people, against the advice of his own Chief Scientist,” calling for a “regime change in Britain.“ Fracking licenses spanning over 1,000 square miles have been recently issued for exploring mineral rights in...

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OSU Prof Disappears, May Have Sold Defense Secrets to Chinese

For the past fifteen years or more people have been wondering if China could be trusted as an ally to this country. As they have shifted into a global power the nation of china`peaked in economics, engineering, military, and trade. The odds are pretty great that most objects in your life were made and shipped from China. Furthermore The United States is indebted trillions of dollars to the great nation. Which always begged the questions, “is China our enemy?”, and “Will China ever invade?” Logically speaking China seeking any kind of attack against The United States wouldn’t make much sense....

The new leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn waves after making his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London, September 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth 0

Long-shot Anti-Establishment candidate Corbyn elected in UK

Long-shot Anti-Establishment candidate Corbyn elected in UK Socialist Parliament Member Jeremy Corbyn was elected with a huge mandate last Friday to become the new leader of London’s opposition Labour Party. A self-admitted admirer of Karl Marx, Corbyn will now represent the Labour Party in the 2020 general election for Prime Minister, a position currently held by conservative David Cameron. Corbyn has promised to take the Labour Party back to its 115-year-old pro-union roots and his anti-austerity position is championed by working class Brits. “I wasn’t interested in the Labour leadership contest at all until I saw him and listened to what he...

The so-called "Ten Commandments Monument" standing outside at the Oklahoma State Capitol Grounds. Up a set of stairs at the back of a closed door to the Capitol building, some complain that is is not easily wheelchair accessible. 0

Judge: Oklahoma Has One Month to Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Judge: Oklahoma Has One Month to Remove Monument Officials have been given an ultimatum to remove a towering religious monument from the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. District Court Judge Thomas Prince issued the order this Friday, giving Capitol officials until October 12th to remove the monolith, featuring the inscription of the Biblical 10 Commandments alongside esoteric symbols and upside-down American flags. The Capitol was ordered by Oklahoma State Supreme Court to remove the monument last June in an 8 to 2 ruling, following a lawsuit filed be a local Baptist minister, seeking plurality and separation of Church and State. Still, Oklahoma...

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Financial Collapse Coming Sun. 9/13/15?

Is Another Financial Collapse Coming? A Phd. economist is aligning his views with biblical prophecy known as a Shemitah, which is going to occur this Sunday, September 13, 2015 and it predicts that an economic downturn or crisis is inevitable.  It has been occurring in recent history every 7 years, according to the religious minister and author Jonathan Cahn. In an interview with Perpetual Assets, Phd Economist Jim Willie says:  “The odds of the Shemitah cycle being random is 61.8 Billion to one, according to my math.  I believe the the crisis in 2015 is going to be worse than the Lehman Brothers...

An artist's forensic depiction of 'homo naledi', man's newest ancestor. (Mark Theissen/National Geographic) 1

New Potential Species in Human Lineage Discovered

New Potential Species in Human Lineage Discovered A group of scientists have unearthed a potential candidate for ‘new species of human’—one that could shake the very foundation of our understanding of our evolution and even our identity among mammalians. The newest (or is it oldest?) potential members of our humanoid family tree are being termed “Homo naledi.” The team, comprised mostly of intrepid, cave-navigating women, discovered and classified the fossils under the guidance of Lee Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The University was located relatively close to where the remains were located in the Rising Star Cave...

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Drone Regulations Ahead: NASA and UK Developing ‘Traffic System’

Drone Regulations Ahead: NASA and UK Developing UAV ‘Traffic System’ Soon, hobby and commercial drone operators may face new rules and hardware requirements.  NASA, in cooperation with the British government are working together to develop a traffic system for all low-flying drones below an altitude of 500 feet. The system will also offer a database for commercial drone pilots (like the future Amazon delivery system) to register their drones and track them for forthcoming flight regulations. Classifications Currently, airspace is classified internationally by subsets under the spectrum of ‘A through G’, with Class A aircraft being set-aside for commercial flight and Class G...

Dust storm in the middle-east, (Twitter, @CaptainCrikey) 1

Massive Dust Storm Strikes Middle-East

Massive Dust Storm Strikes Middle-East An unseasonably powerful dust storm swept across the Middle-East, covering Beirut and Damascus while killing at least two and hospitalizing hundreds in Lebanon; all resulting in the halting of airstrikes in neighboring Syria. People across the region have posted stunning pictures online of huge clouds of dust along with apocalyptic anecdotes, cries of alleged weather manipulation can be heard throughout social media.  The deadly sandstorm is so large it can be seen from space, as captured by NASA’s Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite.  The image shows raging dust and sand, which...

Passengers evacuate from the Boeing 777 which caught fire this evening at Las Vegas International Airport. (The Guardian) 1

Plane Catches Fire at Vegas Airport

Passengers evacuate from the Boeing 777 which caught fire this evening at Las Vegas International Airport. (The Guardian) “Catastrophic Failure” Of Engine on Plane During Takeoff (Las Vegas, NV) 4:13 PM (Local Time) A Boeing 777 has caught fire this evening at McCarran International Airport. The British Airways flight BA2276 plane was about to take off for London Gatwick when the left engine suffered ‘catastrophic failure’ and burst into flames. All 159 Passengers and 13 crew on board were safely evacuated via inflatable slides, though seven people were treated for minor injuries such as cuts and bruises from evacuation as a result...