The Strafing Run Of Mother Nature 4: 2017 Autumn Of The Apocalypse


by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

Published on The Doomstead Diner 21 September 2017

Discuss this article at the Environment Table inside the Diner

I was going to take a break from Hurricane Reporting and devote my next article to another form of storm, the Financial Storm surrounding the breach of the Equifax security of Credit Data and the sprinkling out of SS#s and all the rest of your personal data for nefarious people to use in Identity Theft, for the rest of your LIFE.

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What We Read Today 21 September 2017

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Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often?

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-- this post authored by Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University

No sooner had Hurricane Harvey's record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents of Florida began bracing for a wallop from an even more powerful storm. Following that another category five hurricane, Maria, ravaged the Carribean. And hurricane season hadn't even peaked yet.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Federal Reserve And Price Stability

Achieving price stability is part of the Federal Reserve's mandate from Congress. This infographic highlights the goal of price stability and provides visual clues for price level measures and terminology.

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Video of the Day:

A teen returned a wallet filled with $1,500 and credit cards, his kind act caught on camera and posted to Facebook. Melissa Vang, the woman whose husband it belonged to, says the teen rang her doorbell to return the wallet after her husband dropped it in their driveway, but she didn't want to open the door to a stranger. The post has been seen thousands of times, reminding people kindness should never go unseen.

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12:15 AM EDT Sept 21, 2017: LATEST FROM NHC: "the NHC forecast allows for some small increase in intensity as suggested by guidance and brings Maria back to category 3 status in about 24 hours" "...HURRICANE MARIA MOVING AWAY FROM PUERTO RICO BUT TORRENTIAL RAINS CONTINUE... ...WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATING OVER EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND WILL SOON IN THE TURK AND CAICOS ISLANDS..."

Special Landing Graphic for Possible Hurricane Maria - What after Puerto Rico

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21Sep2017 Market Close: Wall Street Moderately In The Red After Investors Weigh In On Apple And The Hawkish Fed, WH Releases Details On Latest NOKO Sanctions: "Choose North Korea Or The US"

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How Personal And Organizational Ethical Responsibility Is Easily Diffused

Written by Michael Bret Hood

An Investigator's Guide To Ethics, Part 6

If you came across an elderly, well-dressed man lying on the ground, what would you do? Would you assume the man had suffered come kind of medical emergency? What if the man wore raggedly clothes and was disheveled? Would that change your opinion of what to do?


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August 2017 Leading Economic Index: Improvement Cycle Continues

Written by Steven Hansen

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S again improved this month - and the authors suggest that the "While the economic impact of recent hurricanes is not fully reflected in the leading indicators yet, the underlying trends suggest that the current solid pace of growth should continue in the near term".

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