July 1907 Heatwave Killed Dozens Of People And Horses In Philadelphia

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22 Jul 1907 – HEAT WAVE. LONDON, July 19.

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16 Responses to July 1907 Heatwave Killed Dozens Of People And Horses In Philadelphia

  1. ozspeaksup says:

    it killed horses? now that…was damned hot or they over worked em? and under watered.

  2. Chris Barron says:

    There was also a heatwave the year afterwards, 1908, proving that heat waves are nothing new…….and just like fuel poverty deaths in winter…..many people die of heat exhaustion in their own homes because they’re too poor to be able to cool their own homes. A dreadful situation which I cannot imagine. Do governments in hot regions provide allowances to poor, elderly and infirm people like our UK government does when it’s winter time to allow people to maintain a healthy home climate ?…….I guess many might just advise taking cold showers (the cheap option ?)

    • Most of the heat-related deaths are people who are elderly and infirm. They may choose not to shower due to the pain/difficulty of getting to the bathroom. Or they may just not think of it. For many of them, I think the greater problem is they don’t get checked up on often enough.

      Plus, when you’re lying in bed with the windows open and fans on, it might be easy to think you’re fine, when the truth is somewhat different. You fall asleep, the temp rises, and next thing you know, you have a cardiovascular emergency.

      As far as assistance for cooling, in the U.S. the emergency energy assistance for the poor, so far as I know, is on a one-time basis (I don’t know if that’s once per year, or what). But it can be supplemented by the states, so there may be a few states out there that do more.

      • You mentioned hot regions. In the U.S. “hot region” has a totally different meaning than up there. If you’re in a truly hot region in the U.S., you pretty much have A/C in the summer because not having it is like not having food. You’ll go without medication and without doing laundry before you’ll keep the A/C off on the hottest days. Virtually all of the heat-related deaths over here are in the northern states.

        There are of course structures that are more resistant to getting too hot, and in these, the elderly may not need A/C in a typical summer. But most poor folks don’t live in one of these structures, so the point is moot.

      • Chris Barron says:

        Ah yes I though along similar lines Richard.
        Someone might sit down in teh morning when the heat is perhaps bearable, but then awake at lunchtime to find the heat has risen greatly, that they have become dehydrated and disoriented and then struggle to correct the situation for themselves.

        In the Uk , the opposite situation regarding winter deaths is mitigated by a one-off payment of ‘winter fuel allowance’ (which incidentally can also be claimed by ex-pats who moved to the heat of Spain !) and then if a person does not have enough savings they can get help from social services with their needs on a week by week basis, but the problem seems to be that many die never knowing that they could have received free help.

    • Gail Combs says:

      You have to have energy and running water to take cold showers or even to run a fan.

      The poor in third world countries don’t have that option. Also the recent deaths (over 800) in the Pakistan heat wave were made worse because most Pakistanis are observing Ramadan. No food or water between sun-up to sun-down.

      Ramadan moves around and this year it came in the middle of the summer.

      Start of Ramadan:
      2012 July 20th
      2013 July 9th
      2014 June 29th
      2015 June 18th

      Before 2010 it was in the fall. This was much better for those raising lambs and kids for sale for Id al Fitr (The Festival of the Breaking of the Ramadan Fast)

      Ramadan is a fast for a whole month so when it falls during the hot summer months it can easily be fatal.

      • Gail, I can’t cite statistics for this, but my own experience is that in Haiti, heat-related deaths are almost unheard of. And almost no one has A/C, nor observes Ramadan.

        What’s the difference, you may wonder? Almost all of the structures are made with concrete floor, concrete walls, and concrete roof, the last being supported by concrete columns where necessary. One of the reasons for the high death toll in the earthquake was that people had these concrete slabs falling on top of them.

        But let me tell you, when your in one of these on a hot summer day — and of course there’s no glass in the windows, just concrete latticework for 24/7 ventilation — you’d think there’s air conditioning in that house! You really would.

        No need even for a shower. Though in fact, if you want one, you can have at least a few of them. Homes have cisterns on the roof to catch rainwater, and so no extra energy is needed to deliver the water to the shower. The power of gravity, which is constantly “on” (violating the “sacrosanct” principle that energy is never created from nothing) does all the work.

        If people ever figure that last part out, they will start to understand the extent of the hoax that physics is perpetrating on us.

        • Gail Combs says:

          That is one of the reasons TPTB is making catching rainwater illegal.

          If you catch water on the roof you can have ‘running water’ without electric. Heck you can have water without ASKING THE GOVERNMENT’s PERMISSION! (Oh Noes can’t have that)

          So in addition to controlling of energy, money and food, Henry Kissinger should have added water.

          Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

          Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

          As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from “diverting” water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use…..

          And here I used to think that was a left leaning site…

          The other move is to put meters on private wells so you can be monitored and taxed.

          Government Meters On Private Water Wells Coming
          Paying Tax On Water You Already Own

          …First our freedoms as human beings, now even breathing will be a considered a threat because YOU expel carbon dioxide and that’s just not “acceptable.” The Kyoto Accord has considered taxing everything that creates carbon dioxide, including people. An even larger threat to our freedom as human beings, lies in the right to have water. Not heavy water, but just, plain, water.

          There have been some recent developments that clearly have declared us a “threat” to the earth. A threat to the same planet that was put here for ALL of us to live on by God. A select group of power-mad snobs who look down their collective noses at the masses and see us as an ‘annoyance.’ Or as Henry the K once said: “useless feeders.” Someone should give him a mirror…

          What am I going on about? The UN comment about our planet being a dustbowl [3]. Let’s not forget to thank them for their endless judgments, and their untreated collective myopia. Armchair globalists, the worst of the worst…..

          Lets look at some of this, in plain english from UN documents about water control that prove my point. From 18.16 from the UN document [4] we read:

          “Actual charging need not necessarily burden all beneficiaries with the consequences of those considerations. Charging mechanisms should, however, reflect as far as possible both the true cost of water when used as an economic good and the ability of the communities to pay.”

          Translation- if you are deemed “needy” then you don’t need to pay at all. So if you’re not paying, then someone, somewhere else is. And that will be you. Note the words “charging mechanisms” used here. If you are unemployed but live in a middle class community- too bad for you. You’ll still have to pay.

          Notice the words “ability of the communities to pay”. Individual people mean nothing to the UN. This is no different than your property tax today- it doesn’t matter if you’re unemployed or not, pay it or lose it.

          Finally on this subject, we learn that the youth are not left out of the equation- in fact they are clearly “targeted” [5] for education. Some of us call that brainwashing.


          In Santa Clara county, they have already clamped down on water wells as a few direct excerpts from a local authority’s statement below clearly illustrate. We can see that the water doesn’t really belong to the people that live there at all. You might be a human being, but you have NO RIGHT to expect a drink of water, taken from God’s green earth on which you are born as illustrated here and clearly written by a lawyer. If you can become something other than a person, the law won’t apply to you:

          “Well permit requirements

          No person shall dig, bore, drill, deepen, refurbish, or destroy a water well, cathodic protection well, observation well, monitoring well, exploratory boring (45 feet or deeper), or other deep excavation that intersects the groundwater aquifers of Santa Clara County without first obtaining a permit from the Santa Clara Valley Water District.” [6]

          Note the clever “45 feet or deeper” statement. Now we wouldn’t want anyone to drill deep enough during an exploratory operation for a piece of land someone is planning to build on. Someone just might find water WITHOUT BUYING A PERMIT ! Yet it also tells you that you won’t find any real usable water at less than 45 feet….

          AND IT GETS WORSE…

          Here’s a living example from Terrell County, Georgia:

          “The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission has installed water meters on a Terrell County farm irrigation system. Division Director David Eigenberg said “It looks very similar to the speedometer and odometer on a car. As water is pumped, the hand will fluctuate around the amount of pumping that occurs. And then the totalizer or odometer will accurately account for the amount of water that has flowed past this meter.” [7]

          “House Bill 579 last year requires that all farm wells have a meter by 2009. That would be over 21,000 meters right now. The meters are installed at no charge by the state on all watering devices registered before July 2003. ” And to think these metered wells will remain tax free ? Who would believe that. Even Agenda 21 implies the taxation is coming.

          Eigenberg further boldly says “farmers understand the need for the metering. They are a very good steward of our natural resources. And they want to know what their application rates are and their flow rates are, and this metering program will help provide that information.”

          Eigenberg says farmers “understand the need.”

          I challenge Eigenberg to show us just ONE farmer who will say they want ANOTHER MONTHLY BILL that metering will eventually be used for, if it isn’t already…..

          I am thinking blow the well and make them replace it at THE GOVERNMENT’S COST!

        • That’s terrible, isn’t it? So, Gail, I just have one question for you.

          You apparently are one of the many who comment here who don’t believe in the appropriateness of petitioning one’s government to put them on legal notice that they’ve violated the Constitution and basic principles of democracy. Do you actually believe that the government cares how much people complain to each other online, when they can clearly see that nearly all the complainers are not willing to do any more than participate in online gripe-fests about it?

        • Gail Combs says:

          I have become active politically here in my state and I also make a point of educating people on a one-on-one basis and have been doing so for ten years or more, ever since I first realized the US government is actively malevolent.

          During those ten years I have seen people go from zero interest in what is happening to VERY INTERESTED. This includes Hispanics, Whites and Blacks.

          Fore example I just had an interesting conversation with some blacks at a hamburger joint Saturday who also see Obama is setting them up for a race war they can not win.

          I work on the ‘if I tell ten people and they tell ten people….’ principle.

        • Great! Sounds like the perfect time to start petitioning.

          Do you mind my asking what you have against petitions? I don’t understand it, and you are obviously not the only one. In previous generations, they were considered an important tool, for a number of reasons. The Declaration of Independence is a petition, and it was not the only one used by the Founders. The Founders also wrote the freedom to petition into the First Amendment. I’m assuming you are against neither the First Amendment, nor the strategy pursued by the Founders to achieve independence.

          So what it is about petitions that bothers you? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s based on some kind of misunderstanding.

          Even if we convert everyone to our side politically, it still changes nothing if we never confront the people who are doing this! Those people have already shown that they will commit any fraud and tell any lie that’s necessary for them to enact their agenda. The only way to stop this is to actually resist at some point. Do you believe that education alone accomplishes this? Or are you somehow afraid of having your name down on a piece of paper that formally accuses your government officials of potentially treasonous activities? You don’t strike me as the type of person who is controlled by fear. So … do you mind my asking your reason? Because no one else will tell me, and it certainly hasn’t been for a lack of trying to get them to.

          Thank you.

        • shazaam says:

          Richard, I can’t speak for Gail, yet I’ll toss in my 2 cents.

          Petitioning the government would be effective if the government had any reason to listen to and perhaps respect the views of the people.

          While I admit I may be wrong, I believe we are way past that point. Just look at the Bankster bailouts in 2007. 90% of the people were against it. Look at Obamacare. The people know the US medical system is dysfunctional. And yet, the government “fix” has made it even more dysfunctional whilst enriching the pharmaceutical companies. (Since it is now legal for pharmaceutical companies to offer commissions / kickbacks for prescriptions, you now need to determine for yourself is you really need the pills your doctor prescribed. With all the Obamacare payment limitations on doctors the pressure to “prescribe for profit” is immense.)

          Witness the on-going, strident demands by the politicians to disarm the populace. The armies of political parasites and their bureaucratic lackeys are very, very afraid.

          Our political “masters” know that when (not if) the populace finally balks and their taxation stream/scheme dries up, they (the political classes) are eyeball-deep in the proverbial creek.

          The tax parasites (of all types and stripes) have no useful skills and a truly government work ethic. i.e. they (the political classes and government dependents) are doomed without the consent of the governed.

          So, while I may be wrong, I see no point in petitioning a government that has consistently demonstrated that it neither listens to or acts in the interests of the people.

          I have withdrawn my consent to this government long ago.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Actually Richard I have signed a petition, Dr Robinson’s Oregon Petition against the Global Warming idiocy.

          As you know that petition has been trampled, defecated upon and then ignored.

          If you look that petition up with Google,
          Wiki is #1 (debunks it)
          Huff ‘n Puff is #2
          The 30,000 Global Warming Petition Is Easily-Debunked…

          And DeSmog Blog (which I refuse to look at is) #3 and it goes downhill from there.

          (Dr. Robinson did vet the signatures the second time around BTW)

          Then there is the 49 Former NASA Scientists [who] Send A Letter Disputing Climate Change that fared a bit better.

          On top of that have been all the LARGE protests by conservatives/Tea party members and what have you that have been completely ignored by the MSM while the tiny protests by paid Astroturf types makes front page news.

          Last you have the direct attack on people like True the Vote by the US government. (I have already found that the ‘law’ in my town works for the other guy but not for me.)

          SO you have several things going on.

          First, to sign a petition someone has to know and TRUST you. Is the petition just collecting e-mail/names/addresses for other purposes? Is it a trap by the US government? Or others? Greenpeace is coming: ““We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work…”

          Second you have to have a government that is interested in the “Rule of Law”. We do not. Local, State and Federal bureaucrats and judges routinely ignore the written law and even the Supreme Court no longer even gives lip service to the US Constitution.

          Third there are thousands if not millions of petitions from the Astroturf brigade. (I used to be on the e-mail list for Move-on America.) so the elites in charge get to pick and choose which petitions to pay attention to.

          In other words there are lots of down sides to signing a controversial petition and no real upside.

          I rather spend my time vetting politicians and doing all I can to support those who can do something about the situation. (That is the reason for educating other potential voters.)

  3. Gail Combs says:

    shazaam says: “…. I’ll toss in my 2 cents….”
    Agreed. Again, it is why I try to educate.

    What I am very much afraid of and working against, was explained by Kent Clizbe in his book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America

    One who observed and understood was the Creel Committee foreign educational section member, and future dean of Teachers College, William R. Russell. He was in Russia soon after the Bolsheviks seized power and spent considerable time there, working on Creel propaganda against the Germans, for the Bolsheviks, and later against the Bolsheviks. Russell described how he saw the communist tradecraft:

    The way they worked their way to the seizure of power was as follows: Talk about peace, talk about social equality, especially among those most oppressed. Talk about organization of labor, and penetrate into every labor union. Talk on soapboxes. Publish pamphlets and papers. Orate and harangue. Play on envy. Arouse jealousy. Separate class from class. Try to break down the democratic processes from within. Accustom the people to picketing, strikes, mass meetings. Constantly attack the leaders in every way possible so that the people will lose confidence. Then in time of national peril, during a war, on the occasion of a great disaster, or of a general strike, walk into the capital and seize the power. A well-organized minority can work wonders.

    THIS I think is where Obummer is headed with his agitation of the inner city people and now the southern country folk. He wants us all at each others throats and not understanding who the real enemy is.

  4. Interesting comments here…

    People don’t have much power over Government… we are taxed and regulated in every aspect of our lives… petitions are a joke… all we can do is Vote and Withhold Money from an oppressive Government…

    These days its impossible to not pay taxes… the Gov’t has it dialed in so you HAVE TO PAY… if enough people refused to pay… broke the Law… we would have change…

    Until then its all about Voting and Educating people… battling with Progressives… a minority which is WINNING right now… GOP Congress won’t even touch Climate Change nor stand up for the values they ran on… Obama recently referenced the Hunger Games… well we are morphing into the Hunger Games… the Rulers in the Capital are thriving… loads of money… while everywhere else struggles and has to endure all the rules passed in Washington DC… DC is rather exempt from their own rules… Obamacare is just one example.. ADA is another… don’t see wheelchair access at the Capital… but YOUR Business has to have one…

    • Chris Barron says:

      But what the government takes as tax and it spends it (depending on your view) to the better of the people. it isn’t rich by a long way……

      I thought the 4th July was all about escaping the oppressive English….but was it instead a rush for the new American rich to forge their own system of control ? (We are free….to choose an action from a very limited set of government sanctioned and socially approved actions)

      I don’t get the thing about not petitioning the government…….why ‘educate’ the masses, only to then have no interest in taking it to higher levels…….all that can come of it is the creation of a honeypot to attract those who object to the government’s policies.

      What you need is a revolution….oh wait a minute, been there, done that……

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