Tropical Storm, Salmonella, North Korea, Tornadoes, EMP and More (Your Monday Briefing)

Posted by on August 7, 2017 10:15 am
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  1. Tropical Storm Franklin to Strike Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Tonight; Hurricane Watch, Tropical Storm Warnings Issued

A hurricane watch has been issued by the government of Mexico for a portion of the Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal to Punta Allen. This does not include Cancún or Cozumel. This means hurricane conditions are possible in these areas. Via Weather.com

2. Salmonella outbreak: More papayas recalled

In a follow-up on the multi state Salmonella outbreak linked to imported Maradol Papayas, an additional papaya recall have been announced. Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, NY is recalling 2,483 boxes of Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, as a precaution because other brands that also buy from this farm have been tested positive for Salmonella. Via Outbreak News Today

3. Two in critical condition after tornado in Oklahoma

An apparent tornado near midtown Tulsa on Sunday injured more than a dozen people, including two with life-threatening injuries, knocked out power to thousands of customers, heavily damaged businesses and blew debris through the streets. Via The Washington Post

4. North Korea vows to retaliate against the US over sanctions

North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons program. In its first major response on Monday, North Korea insisted that it would continue to develop its controversial nuclear weapons program. Via The BBC News Network

+ Kim strengthens ties with Iran…

+ Japanese practicing nuclear attack drills…

5.Americans need to prep for EMP, energy expert warns

North Korea continues to threaten the United States. The communist country previously launched two satellites that orbit over the U.S. and are capable of performing a surprise electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack at an altitude and trajectory that would evade U.S. National Missile Defenses, according to national security expert Peter Vincent Pry. Via WND

+ And from 2015 – Scientists warn of potential killing ‘super flare’

6. DISEASE OUTBREAK – What is the difference between an endemic, an epidemic and a pandemic? Outbreak terms explained

OUTBREAKS of disease can spread rapidly and kill thousands but what is the difference between an endemic, epidemic and pandemic? Here’s everything you need to know. Via The Sun

7. There’s a ‘supervolcano’ waiting to erupt beneath a seemingly ‘beautiful’ market, according to a portfolio manager

A correction in the market is “inevitable” and there are three key factors that could spark chaos on Wall Street, according to James Advantage Fund president Barry James. Via CNBC News

8. These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S.

Maybe it’s the accent. But when it comes to news, Americans deemed British media more trustworthy than their U.S. counterparts in a world where “fake news” has emerged as an ideological battle cry and less of an oxymoron. Via Market Watch

9. Taking a look at the 95 million Americans not in the labor force: 1 private sector worker is supporting every 2 Americans.

There continues to be an inordinately large number of Americans that are not in the labor force. There are a variety of reasons as to why these Americans are not working. Some are retired and some are disabled. But the reality is we have a massive number of people that need to be supported either by their own funds or government assistance. When you look at our total population, we have roughly 1 private sector worker supporting 2 Americans. Via My Budget 360

10. The Bottom of The News

+ Unseasonably chilly August ahead for eastern two-thirds of USA…

+ JOHNNY DEPP I’M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT … I MADE A BAD JOKE

 

One response to Tropical Storm, Salmonella, North Korea, Tornadoes, EMP and More (Your Monday Briefing)

  1. Portia August 10th, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Our self-serving government spends billions on itself; knowing that $2 billion could harden the grid. They clearly don’t care about us.

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