Sunday, October 15, 2017

Event Update For 2017-10-14

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-10-14 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame on Methilhaven Road in Leven (Scotland):

2017-10-14 - Auto parts factory heavily damaged by fire in Gurgaon (India):

2017-10-14 - California wildfires now 100 miles wide as death toll climbs to 40 with 300+ missing:

Quote: "The California wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of Sonoma on Saturday, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and threatening to roll back firefighters' modest gains against fires that stretched across a 100-mile swath of Northern California."

2017-10-14 - Fabric warehouse destroyed by huge fire in Boyle Heights area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Hemet (California), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three people were hospitalized today in a vehicle fire that spread to brush on both sides of State Route 74 east of Hemet, prompting highway closures in both directions."

2017-10-14 - Golf cart bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, brush fire almost wipes out homes, in Redding (California):

2017-10-14 - Home explodes and burns in Racine (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Several people were rescued Saturday afternoon from an explosion and house fire in Racine, according to the Racine Journal Times."

2017-10-14 - RV trailer explodes and burns in Centralia (Washington), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 291st and 292nd residential explosions in 2017...

2017-10-14 - Fishing vessel 'Pacific Paradise' bursts into flame in coastal Waikiki (Hawaii):

Quote: "A U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessel that ran aground off the shore of Waikiki earlier this week is on fire, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. Police say the fire on the 79-foot (24-meter) Pacific Paradise was reported about 10 a.m. Saturday."

2017-10-14 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while docked in coastal Sitiawan (Malaysia), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Sitiawan Fire and Rescue chief Tajul Ahmad said they were alerted about the incident at 1.45am and despatched a team of five firefighters to the scene. 'On arrival, one of the boats was  90 per cent destroyed while the other five per cent as a result of the heat from the first,' he told Bernama. However, said there were no crew members on board either of the boats and also no one was injured on the jetty where they were moored."

Note: These are the 899th and 900th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-14 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Vijayawada (India):

Note: This is the 679th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-10-14 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on highway near coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2017-10-14 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on Port Sheldon Street in Georgetown Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Crews fought a truck fire on Port Sheldon Street in Ottawa County. The fire was in the 2400 block of Port Sheldon, across the street from Napa Parts. An employee at the store tells FOX 17 that a semi-truck caught fire, but crews were working to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings."

2017-10-14 - Tractor bursts into flame near Ponoka (Canada):

Note: These are the 1894th, 1895th and 1896th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-14 - RV and car destroyed by fire just before 5 AM while parked in Arroyo Grande (California):

2017-10-14 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 1 near Swift Current (Canada):

Note: These are the 487th and 488th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-14 - Van bursts into flame at 4:21 AM on McCrae Street in Bendigo (Australia):

2017-10-14 - Van bursts into flame on the A259 in Pevensey (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

2017-10-14 - Minivan bursts into flame on street in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-10-14 - Flatbed pickup truck bursts into flame on the Harry Byrd Highway near Pine Grove (Virginia):

2017-10-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Charter Road in Tolland (Connecticut):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked on Vermilion Street in Lafayette (Louisiana):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Liberal (Kansas):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-69 near Lapel (Indiana):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "High Street, Bridlington. Sat 14 Oct 2017 13:06 (No:22324) Small fire inside of car, one hose reel and one BA in use. LPG tank cooled as a precaution."

2017-10-14 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Conway Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Conway Close, Hull. Sat 14 Oct 2017 15:56 (No:22331) Motorcylce on fire, self extinguished prior to the arrival of Fire Service. Inspection only."

2017-10-14 - Herkimer Diamond Mine's gift shop and museum destroyed by fire at 6:45 AM in Herkimer (New York):

2017-10-14 - Army surplus store and hot tub business destroyed by massive toxic fire in Chatham-Kent (Canada):

2017-10-14 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in McHenry (Illinois):

2017-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Horry County (South Carolina), nobody there:

2017-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2017-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Allentown (Pennsylvania), pets killed, nobody there:

2017-10-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Springbank (Canada):

2017-10-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Brookline (Massachusetts), 4 injured:

2017-10-14 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Chillicothe (Ohio), 1300 feet from the Scioto River, 1 killed:

2017-10-14 - Deadly fire burns home in Milledgeville (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-10-14 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3:48 AM near coastal Port Orchard (Washington), 4 killed:

2017-10-14 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4 AM in Dormont, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2017-10-14 - Deadly fire destroys home just after midnight in Dunham (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-10-14 - Vacant building burns just after midnight in Springfield (Missouri):

2017-10-14 - Vacant mobile home burns in Neshannock Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-14 - Vacant home burns in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-10-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:45 AM in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2017-10-14 - Vacant bakery burns in Swatara Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-14 - Vacant bar burns at 1:45 AM in Youngstown (Ohio):

2017-10-14 - Vacant school burns at 1:08 AM in Bristol (Connecticut):

2017-10-14 - Person slumps over dead in SUV at I-95 travel center in Newark (Delaware):

2017-10-14 - Man, 41, has 'medical emergency' while driving, dies shortly later, near West Unity (Ohio):

2017-10-14 - Person found dead near the shore of Eastman Lake (California):

2017-10-14 - Man, 31, pulled unconscious from the Columbia River, dies shortly later, near Sacajawea State Park (Washington):

2017-10-14 - Person found dead in the Ohio River in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2017-10-14 - Girl, 8, falls and dies on cruise ship in coastal Miami (Florida), possible toppler:

2017-10-14 - Man found dead in Lake Greenwood (South Carolina):

2017-10-14 - Person found dead in the Kalamazoo River in Albion (Michigan):

2017-10-14 - Person found dead in the Fox River near Little Chute (Wisconsin):

2017-10-14 - Woman found dead in condo in Henrico (Virginia):

2017-10-14 - Man, 30, found dead along trail in park in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-10-14 - Man flees cops after 3 AM, jumps into the water and dies in Okanagan Lake (Canada):

Quote: "Just after 3 a.m., Vernon RCMP responded to the area after a homeowner called 911 about a 'distraught' man who had tried to break into a home. Police found a man in the area who matched the suspect's description and began talking with him, before he became 'aggressive' with police and ran towards the lake."

Note: Sounds like he might have been zombifying...

2017-10-14 - Boy, 11, found dead in river in Sarpang (Bhutan):

2017-10-14 - Cargo plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 4 killed, 6 injured:

2017-10-14 - Small plane crashes into river in coastal Sungai Rambai (Malaysia), engine failure, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-14 - Freight train derails, hits another train, more cars derail, in Williston (North Dakota):

2017-10-14 - Passenger bus overturns near coastal Avoca Beach (Australia), 1 killed, 18 injured:

2017-10-14 - Tractor trailer crashes through median on Route 422 in Cumru Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-14 - SUV veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Mahopac (New York):

2017-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Cohasset (New York), 2 injured:

2017-10-14 - Car veers over centerline at 4:25 AM, hits pickup head-on, on River Road in Piscataway (New Jersey), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, on US 2 near Kalispell (Montana), 3 injured:

2017-10-14 - Car overturns at 6 AM in Jurupa Valley (California), 1 killed:

2017-10-14 - Car slams into tree, bursts into flame, in Cambridge Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-10-14 - Car veers off road at 3:40 AM, hits building, in coastal Riviera Beach (Maryland), 1 injured:

2017-10-14 - Elephants trample four refugees to death at camp in coastal Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh):

2017-10-14 - Bridge stairs collapse at train station in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 injured:

2017-10-14 - Balcony railing collapses at building in Bankview, Calgary (Canada), 3 injured:

2017-10-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Wilkinsburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-14 - Man, 47, pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Flagler (Florida):

2017-10-14 - Boy, 11, pulled unconscious from retention pond in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-10-14 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #73, October 10th-14th 2017:

2017-10-14 - Heatwave bakes the Canary Islands (Spain):

2017-10-14 - Hurricane Ophelia closes in on the UK:

2017-10-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-10-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Chicago (Illinois):

2017-10-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bengaluru (India), 5+ killed:

2017-10-14 - Heavy snow hits eastern Idaho:

2017-10-14 - Insider warnings - martial law and millions of deaths when 'Big One' hits California:

2017-10-14 - Can nuclear tests trigger deadly eruption of Mount Baekdu supervolcano in North Korea?


  1. Hey Jonny (and all other readers) - let's see what this week brings.

    Midair Emergency as Jet Loses Cabin Pressure, Plunges 24,000 Feet

    California fires: Civilians, construction crews pitch in to save homes

    It was not only firefighters who stood in the path of the blazes, but civilians too. Contractors, skilled construction workers and even former wildland firefighters came out of the woodwork to run bulldozers and drive multi-thousand gallon water tenders on twisty and damaged back roads.

    They picked up what tools and equipment they could and tried to save their neighborhoods. [more; reinforcing the "you're on your own" pattern - you can't wait til help arrives]

    50,000 line up in South Florida seeking post-hurricane food aid

    Tens of thousands of South Floridians stood for hours in the sweltering, soggy heat Sunday at Tropical Park, waiting to apply for special food stamps available only to victims Hurricane Irma, stunning state officials who were expecting far fewer people.

    Trump's hypocritical policy in Syria possibly work of rogue CIA agents

    [rogue agents from a rogue agency]

    Pharmacist who shuttles carloads of pharma drugs to Congress admits they're senile, brain-damaged patients who "might not even remember what happened yesterday"

    Mike Kim, the head pharmacist and owner of Grubb's, should know; he's the one who's responsible for filling prescriptions for members of Congress. And he says that what he sees are plenty of prescriptions for things like diabetes and circulation issues, as well as for more serious conditions like Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. This, he says, is somewhat concerning because it calls into question whether or not the people crafting our country's laws are cognitively fit to be making such important decisions.

    "It makes you kind of sit back and say, 'Wow, they're making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday,'" Kim reportedly told [more]

    The inmates are running the asylum: Trump 'decertifies' Iran

    'Decertifying' Iran despite its compliance with JCPOA is further example of a US foreign policy which is becoming ever more erratic and which has lost touch with reality [more]

    Deadly wildfires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain killing 6

    Hurricane Ophelia's strong winds are blamed for fanning flames of deadly forest fires in Portugal and Spain

    Soaring temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius [~ 100 F] have been recorded - extraordinary for mid-October. [more]

    [speaking of temps. - it DIDN'T get anywhere NEAR 80 here Sunday]

    Breaking news! Death total soars to 27 as at least 145 wildfires in Portugal are now burning out of control after record warmth and winds from Ophelia

    Monday, 16 October 2017
    Paul Beckwith : Will the “Luck of the Irish” hold?

    Ophelia Will Severely Test “Luck of the Irish”

    [15 min. video]

    [continued below]

  2. As Hurricane Ophelia approaches Ireland

    There Are Currently 42 Foot Waves Off The South Coast Of Ireland

    [SURF'S UP!!]

    The waves are actually forecast to start hitting 50 foot tomorrow as the storm approaches...[more]

    [we're talkin' a WALL OF DOOM here - great pic!]
    Wildfires in Spain

    Raging wildfires kill 2, trigger panic & evacuations in Galicia, Spain

    What caused such damage in the California wildfires?
    Questions about the California fires

    [contains the following]
    Questions about the nature of the damage

    "There is something wrong here, the melting/ burning point of common household materials like glass (2600℉) and stainless steel (2800℉) are DOUBLE the temperature of house and forest fires (1100℉)"

    What she points out is that everything in the path of the fire was reduced to rubble and dust (as if hit by a nuke in the words of one fireman) - all the contents of houses such as porcelain toilets, fridges - everything. 

    She has clearly done her research and cites the temperatures needed to melt steel and glass - almost "furnace-like" conditions. All the while she shows how trees nearby - even pine trees- remained intact along with twigs on the ground- unburnt.

    Yesterday someone posted pictures of burnt-out cars with melted aluminium that reminded me of the lead I used to melt as a child from lead nails.

    Something turned these houses into in furnaces to allow for near complete combustion... the evidence of what we are seeing defies the laws of physics for an open air fire, I have ALREADY documented the wind speeds were marginal for the areas at the time the fires started. The fat that a tree is burning AS IF IT IS A FURNACE is noteworthy and should be of great concern to anyone educated prior to 1995 when physics and chemistry actually taught us what is possible with a mere open air burn v a furnace. TOTAL combustion of material is NOT possible outside of a furnace, yet that is exactly the damage we are observing with temps reaching high enough values to MELT GLASS.. [more below my question]

    [do you think that the methane blowing around in the atmosphere acted like an accelerant, Jonny?]

    Jim Stone: California Fires Were Not “Wild” They Were Engineered
    How could you possibly get 66 widely spaced massive wildfires appearing instantly with no natural weather causing them, growing rapidly, with perfectly calm weather before, sudden massive winds at the initiation of the fires, blue sparks in the air, malfunctioning electronics, and in some people heart palpitations? My answer: just ask Darpa. [more]

    [more below]

    1. On the furnace effect on the cars and houses I'm betting its a combination of methane and hydrogen sulfide. I would think it is more hydrogen sulfide though with the items at ground level. The methane may be helping the fires to spread more rapidly. I'll wait for Jonny's opinion since he's been studying this for much longer than myself.

    2. Yes, I think hydrogen sulfide and methane blowing in off the ocean 'enhanced' those fires. Hydrogen sulfide burns the hottest too and we already know that's blowing in off the ocean in spots, because there's a committee in Huntington Beach studying why hydrogen sulfide is blowing in off the ocean and hitting their city. And we know it happens with methane too, because when a foul odor hit Santa Monica, the gubment blamed that on a 'naturally occurring methane release' in Santa Monica Bay. (But that was both hydrogen sulfide AND methane, since methane is odorless and wouldn't cause any 'foul odor'.)

      Hydrogen sulfide could also cause heart palpitations (among other things), and both gases could cause malfunctioning electronics.

      No need for DARPA stuff for these fires - just a nearby ocean, some wind and some hydrogen sulfide and methane. I wish Jim Stone was right. DARPA could be stopped. The Earth? Not so much.

  3. Hero dog protected baby goats, wild deer as wildfire 'decimated' farm

    Student Flees Wildfire On Bike Carrying 70-Pound Dog In Duffel Bag

    Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

    New mandatory evacuations in Sonoma Valley - WATCH LIVE

    Body of 'Shark Tank' entrepreneur found in Schuylkill River

    Inmates Are Fighting California's Wildfires

    [for Jonny]
    Watch LIGO Mystery Announcement Live Online: Scientists to Unveil Unprecedented Astronomical Discovery

    Today, scientists studying gravitational waves are due to make a mysterious announcement of what's being hailed as an "unprecedented discovery" and you can watch the excitement live online starting at 10 a.m. ET. [more]

    ‘Art Of The Deal’ ghostwriter predicts President Trump will not finish his first year in office

    Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 48

    How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 1: Debt As A Tool Of Enslavement

    Global Synchronized Circle Jerk 3.0

    Don't tell them the ending, they paid good money for this...

    New earthquake swarm and significant deformation of five centimeters at La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

    As the North Bay wildfires burned, the skies were marked by tragically striking sunsets and dramatic orange skies

    In Puerto Rico, a Daily Struggle for Water and Food

    People in poor communities hit hard by the hurricane are rationing their food, water and propane, and hospitals are trying to operate on shaky power supplies. [more]

    US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

    To The Stars Academy Financials

    [examining the Tom DeLong's public info company - it's bullshit]

  4. It's another day in paradise! *cough cough*

  5. News Links, October 16, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Global Powers Take Next Step to Dethrone U.S. and the Dollar

    China Launches Yuan-Ruble Payment System

    Gold Rush: Russia Stockpiling Bullion Like There's no Tomorrow

    Junk Borrowing Binge Benefits Wall Street Above All

    Central Banks' Return to Normalcy Is Nothing But a Charade

    ECB Suffers from "Corporate Capture at its Most Extreme"

    "Hundreds" are fired from a Tesla factory as the company races to launch its Model 3

    War with Iran Was Planned Decades Ago

    There are 25 million workplace slaves worldwide — there's no end in sight

    Puerto Rico's streets crawl with heavily armed, masked mercenaries bearing no insignia or nametags

    276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

    World's Largest Oil Companies: Deep Trouble As Profits Vaporize While Debts Skyrocket

    Chevron Quits Australian Deepwater Oil Exploration

    Kobe Steel Scandal Could Rattle US Nuclear Industry

    Famine threatening 4 countries casts shadow over global hunger progress

    Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

    India, one of the world's fastest growing economies, is hungrier than even North Korea

    State Of Emergency Declared As California's Hepatitis A Outbreak Accelerates

    San Francisco's Air Quality Matches Beijing's

    Antibiotic resistance could spell end of modern medicine, says chief medic

    Gas leaking from Kansas wells amid dispute over who must fix

    Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68

    58 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Organizations Demand an End to the Backdoor Search Loophole

    This Is What Americans Heard During The Mysterious Cuban Sonic Attacks, And Why Experts Don't Buy It

    'Star Wars' fantasy? Cubans doubt US sonic attacks claims

    Police Change Vegas Shooting Story yet Again as Witness Goes Missing

    Judicial Watch: FBI Finds More Docs On Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting; Needs 6 Weeks To Turn Them Over

    In America, the Right to Boycott Israel Is Under Threat. This Is Why That's Cause for Concern

    US Debates Infrastructure Spending: How Will We Pay for Repairs?

    South Africa's infrastructure is "at risk of failure"

    Documents reveal Middle East regimes fear food, water, energy shortages [don't we all?]

    US government quiet as Chinese agents cripple spy operations in Beijing

    Hinkley nuclear site radioactive mud to be dumped near Cardiff

    What the Headlines Got Wrong about Retail Sales

    Amazon & Walmart's in-home and car delivery service will let police conduct warrantless searches

    More Americans Are Getting Their Electricity Cut Off

    Yellen Was Right: "Transitory" Factors of "Low" Inflation Are Reversing, with Much More to Come

    Homes Are Shrinking in the U.S.

    California wildfire disaster could bring fiscal pain to communities for years to come

    Illinois' pension debt grew more in one year than half of states' entire budgets

    It Would Take A 50% Hike in Income Tax to Fund Our Current Deficit

    Trump Ignores Israeli/Saudi Abuses

    How Netanyahu Pulls Trump's Strings

  6. Also, these fires in Portugal and northwestern Spain - don't they look familiar? Look at a map and see where Portugal and northwestern Spain are located. That's the whole western side of that part of Europe. In other words, that's the California of that part of Europe - the westernmost side of that body of land right next to the ocean. And there are people charred to death in their cars, cars melted to slag, etc, just like in California.

  7. Boy survives tumble at Niagara Falls

    A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after falling about 30 metres (100ft) over the railing at Niagara Falls into a gorge below.
    Police told the BBC the boy was sitting on the railing so his mother could take a picture on Sunday.
    He apparently lost his balance and plummeted backwards, striking his head.

    In 2011, a Japanese exchange student died after she slipped and fell into the falls after climbing a pillar to get a better view.

    College Student Crowdfunds $82,000 for Puerto Rico

    The most recent aid to Puerto Rico after Maria was delivered by Rosana Guernica, a junior at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Guernica raised tens of thousands of dollars through crowdfunding and reserved a plane to deliver emergency supplies to Puerto Rico, her home. She bought thousands of pounds of supplies, such as baby formula, water, batteries and medicine.

    Guernica started soliciting donations on YouCaring, a crowdfunding site, one week after Maria hit, and she raised $7,000 in 24 hours, according to The Associated Press. By the following day, she had raised $11,000. So far, 786 donors have contributed to the cause, and donations exceed $82,000. Her YouCaring page was shared 1,800 times on Facebook. [more]

    'Doomsday orange sky' freaks out parts of UK, France

    Weather apocalypse? A strange red sun and bizarre yellow/orange sky were visible in parts of the U.K. and France Monday as a result of Hurricane Ophelia.

    New fears Bali's Mount Agung could erupt at any moment as volcanic activity soars and magma rises to the surface

    Mount Sinabung spews clouds of ash and prepares to erupt as authorities plan for emergency evacuations in Indonesia

    La Palma volcano in the Canary Islands hit by hundreds of earthquakes in 15 hours

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  8. Whale carcass washes up at Wurtulla, Australia

    Humpback whale carcass found near Ucluelet, British Columbia

    Four refugees trampled to death by wild elephants in Bangladesh

    Boy who died in County Antrim, Northern Ireland may have been attacked by family dog

    A race against time to evacuate the infirm from Puerto Rico

    When Genius Failed. To Exist

    The Fed knows that Trump is a big, fat, ugly bubble of nothing, but they're going to monkey hammer his dumbfuck acolytes anyways aka. the "value-less" voters. It's a solid plan...

    Remember back in 1998 the LTCM domino collapse caused by the Asian Financial Crisis? Despite the prevailing end-of-cycle tightening mode, Greenspan quickly lowered interest rates one full percentage point which set-off the parabolic Nasdaq rally into Y2K. Needless to say it was a disaster to gun risk assets after a decade-long rally...

    Now fast forward, and Global Central banks used Brexit as the rationale for the exact same thing. Of course, the Fed itself was in tightening mode during the past year, so the heavy lifting was left to Japan, China, and Europe:

    Ah, good times [more]

    [more below]

  9. Unprecedented power outages as deadly Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" hits Ireland

    Over 360 000 homes and businesses are currently without power in Ireland as Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" tracks over the country with hurricane-force winds. The number of outages is only going to increase and could easily reach 500 000 within the next couple of hours, officials say. At least three people have lost their lives. A RED severe weather warning, the highest, is still in effect for the entire Ireland. [more]

    Map showing growth on northern end of Nuns Fire

    Northern California fires — hot and dry conditions Monday, but decreasing winds

    [Great map and note all the help they're getting (scroll down)]

    M3.7 earthquake hits right into the New Madrid Fault near Manila, Arkansas – Most powerful quake in years

    This was the most powerful quake the Mid-South has seen in 2-3 years. [more]

    Florida’s Migrant Farm Workers Struggle After Hurricane Damaged Homes, Crops

    Jobs, homes and lives are at risk when extreme weather strikes
    the communities that grow America's food

    Hurricane Irma knocked millions of dollars worth of oranges and grapefruits to the ground. Its high winds mowed down thousands of acres of sugarcane, toppled nursery plants, and decimated the avocado crop.

    The damage will cost the state's agricultural industry billions, but for the migrant workers who pick these crops and work in the fields, the storm means real hardship that will test lives already on the edge.

    "If you listen to the news coverage about Irma, you'll hear about damage to the farms. You don't ever hear about impact to farm workers," said Jeannie Economos, the pesticide safety and environmental health project coordinator with the Farmworker Association of Florida. "And there's a critical piece—an intersection of climate change and living and working conditions for migrant workers."

    Florida is the country's second-largest producer of vegetables and top citrus producer, and its $8 billion agricultural economy depends on migrant workers. Unlike other parts of the country, where the agricultural economy is supported by mechanization, almost all of the crops grown in Florida, from asparagus to zucchini, require a human to pick them. Many are migrant workers—some in the country legally, and some not—who are especially vulnerable to the danger and economic hardship that accompany a monster storm like Irma.
    "If you're not picking, you're not getting paid—you won't have any income," said Kathy Dain director of the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Wimauma. "For those who live in poverty—which would be our farmworkers—you don't have the resources. [more]

  10. Another similarity to the California and Portugal/Spain fires - high winds. (That was the answer to the Gollum riddle I just used as the quote of the day too - "Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters.")

    If the winds are light and slow then as methane burps from the ocean, it will start to ascend to the upper atmosphere. But if the winds are heavy then they may blow the methane ashore BEFORE it ascends very high. The hydrogen sulfide will get there either way, since it's a heavier-than-air gas, but add the two together under high wind conditions and you're going to see the problems exacerbated. So I think it's noteworthy, those commonalities - high wind conditions, westernmost areas next to the ocean, and 'blast-furnace' type effects.