Monday, October 16, 2017

Event Update For 2017-10-15

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: Variety Pack

2017-10-15 - Unknown smell hits coastal areas in and around Portsmouth (Britain):

Quote: "We’re aware of a reported unusual smell in the areas of Gosport, Portsmouth, Fareham, Netley, Southampton and the Isle of Wight."

2017-10-15 - 2017 US firefighting costs hit record high:

Quote: "The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them. The federal government spent more than $2.7 billion on firefighting in its most recently finished budget year, a record that far surpassed the previous high point of $2.1 billion set just two years ago."

2017-10-15 - Hundreds of wildfires raging across Portugal and northwestern Spain, state of emergency declared, 39+ killed:

Quote: "Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a 1-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making 2017 by far the deadliest year on record for forest blazes in the country. In neighboring Spain, wildfires have also killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwest region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia's Atlantic coast. The fires returned to Portugal four months after a summer blaze claimed 64 lives in one night. The year's current total of 99 deaths is far higher than the previous annual record of 25, in 1966."

Note: Same exact scenario as in California, with high winds blowing off the ocean onto the western coast of the land mass followed by devastating fires...

2017-10-15 - Vacant salvage yard erupts in flame in Eugene (Oregon):

2017-10-15 - Landfill erupts in flame, spews toxic smoke, near the Ganges River in Ghazipur (India):

2017-10-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-15 near coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Firefighters Sunday responded to a small blaze sparked by a car fire on Interstate 15. A white truck was reported to be on fire in the shoulder of southbound I- 15 at Carmel Mountain Road at 4:06 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol."

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame at 4:05 AM, ignites brush fire, near the Oakland Zoo in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "Crews were called to Elysian Fields and Golf Links Road at 4:05 a.m. and found a car fire extended into the vegetation when they arrived..."

Note: More brush fires caused by vehicle fires in coastal areas in California, a trend that's been accelerating over the last year or two...

2017-10-15 - Home explodes and burns on Hoxeyville Road in Wellston (Michigan), nobody there:

2017-10-15 - Home explodes and burns near Brooten (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2017-10-15 - Home explodes and burns in Dayton (Ohio), nobody there:

Quote: "Investigators say initial evidence points to an explosion. They aren’t sure how because there’s no gas line connected to the home."

Note: The house is connected to the atmosphere though, and the atmosphere is connected to a variety of the Earth's own 'gas lines' spewing explosively flammable methane into the atmosphere all around the planet. These are the 293rd, 294th and 295th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-10-15 - Coal-fueled power plant heavily damaged by fire near Barbers Point Harbor in coastal Kapolei (Hawaii):

2017-10-15 - Oil platform explodes and burns on Lake Pontchartrain (Louisiana), 7 injured:

Quote: "The platform was described as 'basically a semi-submersible barge' that services four nearby wells."

2017-10-15 - Cargo ship 'Lian He 36' erupts in flame two days after beaching on the coast of Taiwan:

Note: These are the 901st and 902nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M7 near Portlaoise (Ireland):

Note: This is the 680th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-10-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-68 near Cheat Lake (West Virginia):

2017-10-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Mt. Vernon (Illinois):

2017-10-15 - Tractor bursts into flame on Cadleigh Cross in Cadleigh (Britain):

Note: These are the 1897th, 1898th and 1899th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-15 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, on Whipple Avenue in CaƱon City (Colorado):

2017-10-15 - RV bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked at home in Bellevue (Nebraska):

2017-10-15 - RV bursts into flame while parked on West 15th Avenue in Spokane (Washington):

2017-10-15 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Crown Point Road near Chico (California):

Note: These are the 489th, 490th, 491st and 492nd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-15 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on East Street in Warwick (Australia), near the Condamine River:

2017-10-15 - Multiple cars go up in flames at 7:15 AM while parked in underground parking garage in Bethesda (Maryland):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to home, in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "A car inside the garage of a house on the Southeast Side caught fire Sunday afternoon, leaving thousands of dollars worth of damages to the home."

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in Newbury Park (California):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame on Ribaut Road in coastal Beaufort (South Carolina):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame at 11:25 PM on SE Monroe Street in Topeka (Kansas):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame on Route 202 in Tredyffrin Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "This is the fourth vehicle fire Berwyn Fire Company crews have handled in recent weeks. Crews dealt with vehicle fires on Sept. 26, Sept. 28, and Oct. 13."

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home, in Grande Prairie (Canada):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked on Hawthorns Park in Bideford (Britain):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Brentford (Britain):

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame on Granville Road in Donnington (Britain):

2017-10-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Queens Drive in Swindon (Britain):

2017-10-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:58 AM in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Bridlington. Sun 15 Oct 2017 02:58 (No:22381) Motorcycle fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2017-10-15 - Electric wheelchair bursts into flame in coastal Kowloon (China):

2017-10-15 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Kaukauna (Wisconsin):

2017-10-15 - Car, auto rickshaw and two shops destroyed by fire in Palsora (India):

2017-10-15 - Machine shed destroyed by fire near Kiel (Wisconsin):

2017-10-15 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Ellenburg (New York):

2017-10-15 - Barn full of hay destroyed by fire at 4 AM near River Road near Almon (Wisconsin):

2017-10-15 - HVAC unit bursts into flame at 7:30 AM at home in coastal Laurel Bay (South Carolina):

2017-10-15 - Church heavily damaged by fire in coastal Lacey (Washington):

2017-10-15 - African percussion business destroyed by fire in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2017-10-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:42 PM in New Paltz (New York):

2017-10-15 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Palatine (Illinois):

2017-10-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:05 PM on The Portage in Ticonderoga (New York), 540 feet from Lake George:

2017-10-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Blazer Road near Franklin (Tennessee):

2017-10-15 - Home destroyed by fire in Oneco (Florida), nobody there:

2017-10-15 - Duplex destroyed by fire in coastal Niceville (Florida), nobody there:

2017-10-15 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire just after 11 PM in Albany (New York):

2017-10-15 - Motel damaged by fire at 12:45 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-10-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:50 AM on Mary Lee Lane in Buford (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-10-15 - Deadly fire burns home on 20th Avenue in coastal Bay Shore (New York), 1 killed:

2017-10-15 - Deadly fire destroys home on Dolly Pond Road in Birchwood (Tennessee), 2 killed:

2017-10-15 - Deadly fire rips through carpentry workshop in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 10 killed:

2017-10-15 - Vacant home burns in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2017-10-15 - Vacant apartment building burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-10-15 - Humpback whale washes up dead at Twin Rivers beach near coastal Ucluelet (Canada):

2017-10-15 - Large number of fish found dead in mangrove area near Vesteys Lake (Australia):

2017-10-15 - Man and woman found dead in car in Diepsloot (South Africa):

2017-10-15 - Three women drop dead in apartment in coastal Oslo (Norway):

Quote: "Three people were found dead on Thursday in an apartment in Oslo. There is currently no suspicion of a crime having been committed."

Quote: "There were no signs of injury to the deceased."

2017-10-15 - Three college students, 18, 20 and 21, die in the Godavari River near Mulkalla (India):

2017-10-15 - Three children, 8, 10 and 13, found dead in well in Sangareddy (India):

2017-10-15 - Three people, 35, 40 and 52, found dead in pond in Ladwanthi (India):

2017-10-15 - Five children, 6 to 13, found dead in the Ca Lo River in Hanoi (Vietnam):

2017-10-15 - Man, 54, fire chief, has 'medical condition' and drops dead at scene of fire in Lyman County (South Dakota):

Quote: "Presho Fire Chief Donald F. Manger, 54, died Saturday evening after suffering a medical condition while helping to fight a structure fire in rural Lyman County, officials said. Manger was in a vehicle when the medical condition made itself evident, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Manger exited the vehicle and collapsed at about 8:50 p.m. on Oct. 14, the release said."

2017-10-15 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency' and dies while mountain biking near Pudding Pond in North Conway (New Hampshire):

Quote: "A mountain biker from Maine died following a medical emergency in North Conway. Shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday, Robert Summa, 58, of North Berwick, Maine, was mountain biking with friends. They had been riding for several hours and were on the Sticks and Stones trail near Pudding Pond."

2017-10-15 - Man, 57, has 'medical event' and dies while driving, SUV crashes, in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Police said they believe a 57-year-old man who died when crashing his vehicle on High Street suffered a medical event, possibly a heart attack, which caused the crash. Detective Lt. Robert Pistone said police responded to the area of 71 High St.  at 10:43 p.m. Saturday for a report of a crash. Police said a preliminary investigation by Haverhill officers and State Police showed the driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee likely had a medical event, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, which collided with two parked vehicles. The medical event is likely the cause of his death, police said."

2017-10-15 - Man, 68, has 'medical issue' at 5:45 AM and dies at jail in Camp Hill (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-15 - Man, 50, found dead in jail cell in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-10-15 - Man, 56, drops dead on Liberty Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2017-10-15 - Man found dead in tent in Monroe (Michigan), 300 feet from the River Raisin:

2017-10-15 - Person found dead at beach in coastal Ponte Vedra Beach (Florida):

2017-10-15 - Man, 61, has heart attack and drops dead while fishing in coastal Whatuwhiwhi (New Zealand):

Quote: "A police spokesman said the man had been fishing off the northern end of Tokerau Beach, opposite Whatuwhiwhi Top 10 Holiday Park, when a fish pulled his rod and holder into the water. He was thought to have suffered a heart attack as he went in to the water to retrieve his rod."

2017-10-15 - Man, 31, has seizure and slumps over dead on motorcycle in coastal George Town (Malaysia):

Quote: "A 31-year-old man was found slumped dead on his motorcycle at a parking lot of an apartment in Island Glades. Deputy OCPD Supt Izwan Abdul Karim said the public found the victim leaning against the side of his motorcycle and still wearing his helmet at 8.05am yesterday. 'The CCTV footage reveals that he collapsed after a seizure on the parking lot on the third floor,' he said, adding that the victim was not a resident there."

2017-10-15 - Man, 26, dies while snorkelling near coastal Racha Noi Island (Thailand):

Quote: "Yesterday afternoon (October 15), 26 years old He Sixiang drowned during a snorkelling tour near Racha Noi Island."

2017-10-15 - Man found dead near toll plaza in Lalru (India):

2017-10-15 - Girl, 14, found dead in park area in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2017-10-15 - Passenger plane declares emergency, flight attendants panic, oxygen masks drop, plane diverts to coastal Perth (Australia):

2017-10-15 - Small plane crashes into the Mediterranean Sea near coastal Tel Aviv (Israel), engine failure, 2 injured:

2017-10-15 - Tractor trailer overturns at 2:30 AM on I-90 near Mitchell (South Dakota):

2017-10-15 - Van blows tire, veers off road, overturns, hits trees, on I-75 near coastal Gibsonton (Florida), 1 killed, 6 injured:

Note: About 40 miles from where the car went up and flames and killed a woman on this day on I-75 in Sarasota County (Florida)...

2017-10-15 - Minivan and pickup collide head-on, on Tonetta Lake Road near Brewster (New York), 5 injured:

2017-10-15 - Minivan veers off road at 6:27 AM, slams into restaurant, in Englewood (Colorado), 1 injured:

2017-10-15 - Minivan veers off road, crashes into ditch, on Ridgewood Drive in Paradise (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A witness on scene told the Telegram that it appeared the driver may have suffered a serious medical issue during or after the collision that left a van tipped at an angle in the ditch."

2017-10-15 - SUV veers across median, hits pickup head-on, SUV bursts into flame, in Henderson (Nevada), 3 killed:

2017-10-15 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits pole, in Stockport (New York), 1 killed:

2017-10-15 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, in Union County (Illinois), 3 injured:

2017-10-15 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Tallahassee (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-10-15 - Car veers off road and overturns at 3:35 AM in coastal Cape St. Claire (Maryland), 1 killed:

2017-10-15 - Car veers off road, plunges into canal, near Palladam (India), 4 killed:

2017-10-15 - 28 people killed by animals everyday in India, 4,192 deaths over 5 months this year:

2017-10-15 - Underwater pipe ruptures, leaks 330,000+ gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico near Venice (Louisiana):

Quote: "Coast Guard Sector New Orleans says they received a report from the National Response Center at 1:30 p.m. Friday from a damaged pipeline associated with a subsea well 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. The pipeline, which Coast Guard said is operated by LLOG Exploration Offshore, has been secured. LLOG Exploration said between 333,900 and 392,700 gallons of oil was released (7,950 to 9,350 barrels)."

2017-10-15 - Collapsing buildings kill at least 436 people in 55 incidents between 2012 and 2016 in Nigeria:

Quote: "No fewer than 436 persons lost their lives in 55 building collapse cases in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016, a report by the Federal Government has said."

2017-10-15 - Woman sickens on cruise ship near coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey), medevac'd off:

2017-10-15 - Mount Sinabung spews lava and clouds of ash in Indonesia:

2017-10-15 - Volcano Cumbre Veija shaking and rumbling at the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands (Spain):

Quote: "Experts from the University of California and University College London said if Cumbre Vieja - which [is] active but dormant - were to come alive the western flank of the mountain could tumble in the ocean. A wave could then form hurtling to the UK's south-west at up to 500mph. This could see a 600 metre tidal wave crashing into Britain."

2017-10-15 - Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near the New Madrid Fault, near Manila (Arkansas):

2017-10-15 - Hailstorm destroys crops in Chamba (India):

2017-10-15 - As Hurricane Ophelia approaches Ireland, 42-foot waves recorded:

2017-10-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Taiwan:

2017-10-15 - The crisis continues to unfold in Puerto Rico, death toll rises to 48:

2017-10-15 - After Hurricane Harvey, abandoned community in Houston takes charge:

2017-10-15 - Few global issues as urgent as tackling climate and disaster risks:

2017-10-15 - New insights from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite showcased in Science magazine:

2017-10-15 - Northern Michigan University now offering degree in marijuana:


  1. Wow, Jonny - reading today's report I thought "man, if I had a large map on my wall of the U.S. and pinned all the people along the coast who have died (even if it was limited to "medical episodes") there'd be a much clearer picture of "hot-spots" and the creep of H2S along our coastlines and into the interior.

    Your predictions are all occurring (and getting worse), and have been since you began your documentation of unfolding events.

    Media silent as gov't uses Vegas shooting to push bill allowing warrantless searches

    In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the coalition noted that one of the most obvious problems with the USA Liberty Act is that it fails to address concerns with the "backdoor search loophole," which allows the government to"conduct warrantless searches for the information of individuals who are not targets of Section 702, including U.S. citizens and residents." [more]

    Oil price collapse: OPEC countries out $1 trillion

    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has lost over $1 trillion since the oil prices more than halved since mid-2014.

    "Over the past two years, we saw not only a drop in investment in the sector but also a decrease in oil revenues. Collectively, OPEC countries lost more than $1 trillion," OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo said Sunday in Kuwait.

    According to Barkindo, oil demand will grow at a "healthy pace" over the next five years, as renewables are expanding at a high pace. [more; I bet he's wrong about that]

    Deadly wildfires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain killing at least 39 (UPDATE)

    Portugal's government has asked for international help, as it still tries to recover from its deadliest fire on record in June. It has declared a state of emergency in territory north of the Tagus river, which is about half of its land mass.

    In June, 64 people died in a huge forest fire in central Portugal. [more]

    Meteor spotted over UAE skies

    A hidden public health epidemic: The psychological toll of natural disasters

    Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system.

    For climate change believers, this year's string of record-breaking Atlantic hurricanes was just a warm-up for what scientists predict will be more frequent extreme weather events in the future.

    When an entire city experiences a significant trauma at the same time, as New Orleans did during Katrina and Houston did during Harvey, it can push a lot of people over the edge, said Eric Kramer, another doctor who worked in the Jefferson Parish clinic:

    "Some people can rely on their inner strength and resilience to get through it, but others can't."

    [taking drugs of any kind doesn't always help and can make it worse in the long run - of course, if there IS NO long run . . .]

    Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people in 2005, and left behind massive property damage. But public health officials are learning that the longest-lasting damage of severe storms is psychological.

    Big Pharma price gouging: Why does the drug to fight opioid addiction cost $500 a month?

    [continued below]

  2. Project Blue Book: The controversy continues

    Mysterious glowing object struck by lightning discharge in Delaware, USA (video)

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017
    Arctic sea ice volume stops growing in mid-October


    [and, almost a footnote]
    Meanwhile methane levels have reached a record [more]

    [contains these embedded articles]
    Atmospheric CO2 keeps climbing

    NASA pinpoints cause of Earth's recent record carbon dioxide spike
    [Brazil, S.W. Africa and Indonesia]

    Stranded by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans get creative to survive

    When Hurricane Maria swept away the bridge that led in and out of Charco Abajo, a remote village in the mountainous inland of Puerto Rico, Carlos Ocasio and Pablo Perez Medina decided that they could not wait for help to arrive.
    When the wind and rain calmed, the welder and the retired handyman climbed off the edge of the bridge and jumped down onto a pile of debris. They crossed the Vivi River, whose waters had risen to their chests, and walked several miles to a hardware store, where they bought a cable, a metal harness and wheels.
    They built a pulley that now spans the gap where the bridge once was, and attached a shopping cart, after removing its legs and wheels, which they have been using to transfer food, water and supplies across the divide. Though aid groups began to arrive a week later, the two men, both 60 years old, raised a sign to describe how it felt in Charco Abajo immediately after the storm. It reads “Campamento de los Olvidados,” Spanish for “Camp of the Forgotten.”

    More than 100 bridges in Puerto Rico were damaged by Maria and 18 have been closed indefinitely, according to Ivonne Rosario, a spokeswoman for Puerto Rico’s transportation department. An unknown number collapsed during the storm, leaving entire communities like Charco Abajo stranded. [more]

    [more below]

  3. Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump – “All the techniques being proposed have potentially severe environmental impacts”

    [we've been over this with McPherson]

    [in case you missed part I]
    How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 1: Debt As A Tool Of Enslavement

    How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank

    Warm waters juiced Ophelia into the most powerful eastern Atlantic hurricane ever seen

    "We have never seen this before! " Storm Ophelia batters Ireland with 100mph (160kph) winds and waves up to 40ft (12 metres) high

    Signs and wonders! Red October: Afternoon turns dark and the Sun turns blood red over the UK from ex-Hurricane Ophelia

    The video description reads: ‘During a fierce lightning storm in Delaware, a UFO was hit by one of the lightning strikes. The object seemed unaffected by the lightning strike.’ [more]

    Volcanic unrest at Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano – Is a major eruption imminent?

    Giant cracks open up over several hectares in Thailand damaging 8 homes

    After days of rain, huge cracks suddenly opened in the ground of Lampang’s Mae Mo district, Thailand over more than 1.3 hectares, heavily damaging 8 houses.

    The landslide and the Earth collapsed near a creek, causing cracks in house walls, and damaging power poles. [more; video, pics]

    [from our public (lack of) education department]
    Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

    [on the large, recurring hole in Antarctica]
    Return of 'ocean chimney' the size of Tasmania puzzles Antarctic scientists

    Judge Allows 'Necessity' Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest

    Emily Johnston and two other activists were charged with felonies for shutting down a pipeline in Minnesota. A fourth activist filmed it. A judge in their trial has allowed the defendants to use the "necessity" defense. [more]

    Global Synchronized Asset Crash

    It speaks volumes about Globalization that those who control the capital are wholly oblivious to the plight of those who provide the recovery aka. the labour. Because if you buy it, they will come

    Europe has peaked, Canada has peaked, Australia peaked a long time ago. The average U.S. stock has peaked. The fact that bulltards are now hanging their hats on Japan is not overly bullish [more]

  4. After hitting Ireland and Scotland now Ophelia is just now making landfall on Norway. Here's a nice tool for tracking these storms...;8.6;4&l=wind-950hpa

    You have to just figure out how to use it by fooling around with it, but it's not difficult. For Hurricanes and Tropical Storms I click on "Wind Speed" because it makes them easier to see. You'll also see a calendar feature at the bottom which you can use to see where the storm was in the past, and where it is projected to go up to almost a week out.

  5. As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'

    [From PA? he's mistaken - the guy's a SHIT]

    Brush fire erupts near Mount Wilson Observatory in SoCal

    [37 sec. news report]

    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP Disaster

    An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week may be the largest in the U.S. since the 2010 blowout at BP Plc’s Macondo well that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig.
    The Delta House floating production facility about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Venice, Louisiana, released 7,950 to 9,350 barrels of oil from early Wednesday to Thursday morning, according to closely held operator LLOG Exploration Co. That would make it the largest spill in more than seven years, data from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement show, even though it’s a fraction of the millions of barrels ejected in the 2010 incident. [more; hey, every little bit . . hurts]

    Majestic Big Sur is accessible again after Highway 1 landslides

    [so the Oroville dam has been repaired and now this is fixed too]

    The Big Sur region covers about 76 miles of the famed California State Route 1 (a k a “Highway 1”), in central California, stretching from Carmel River [walking distance from my son's place] near Monterey to San Simeon.

    On Friday, after nearly a year of an impassable Highway 1 and stifled tourism, the California Department of Transportation has reopened the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, making it possible to access an additional 35 miles of Big Sur. [more]

    Coal power plant closures ramp up in spite of White House plans

    [HAH - reality trumps Trump!]

    [continued below]

  6. Firefighter dies battling blaze threatening Napa's Robert Mondavi Winery

    North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

    Emergency Crews Respond to 'Aircraft in Difficulty' at Dublin Airport

    Video shows emergency crews meeting a Flybe aircraft on the runway. One local report said smoke was seen in the cockpit of the plane, but this had not been confirmed by the airport. [more]

    Wildfire in Santa Cruz Mountains prompts evacuations
    Firefighters injured traversing steep terrain; 100 structures threatened by Bear Fire

    Three men killed in crocodile attacks in Zimbabwe

    Sandstorm blocks sun in UK, 50% orange crop losses & rice flooded in USA

    [this is from that you-tube person who likes to inject his opinion into the reported facts]

    50% of the orange crop in the US is gone, lowest yield since world war two, USA rice crop collapsing, wheat prices up and somehow the main stream media still refuses to discuss the Sun as driving climate on our planet in multi century cycles. [more]

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed snake photographed in the Netherlands

    Pack of stray dogs kill six-year-old boy in Kenya

    Spotless sun sparks bright auroras continuously during 5 consecutive days!?!

    And the lights will go back on in Puerto Rico by December – at the earliest!

    30 % of the island is sheduled to be electrified by the end of October, 50 percent by mid-November, and 80 percent by Dec. 1. As of Friday, only 17 percent of Puerto Rico had power. [more]

    The Year Of Trumptopia aka. Global Synchronized Asset Crash

    [added text to his last post, re-titled it]

    Most disturbing
    Probably not the first time

  8. Thanks, y'all! And damn, that's scary, Fran! Someone once postulated that the Earth could end up being eaten by 'grey goo' - nanobots that run amok and devour everything. Maybe that goo will be green instead of grey.

  9. I read a story after the oil rig deep water explosion that the correct was a computer programmed self replicating bacteria. Wished I'd saved it. I've read a few books about AI bacteria taking over the world, truth is stranger than fiction, right?

  10. I think you mean Corexit, but that would be a fascinating discovery!
    Thanks to you and Mike D. for posting! Keep 'em comin' - it's not like there's any lack of stories out there. I only get the tip of the proverbial (melting) iceberg!