Friday, October 6, 2017

Event Update For 2017-10-05

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

2017-10-05 - Unknown odor hits school, several students sent to the hospital, in Indio (California), 21 miles from the Salton Sea:

Quote: "An unusual odor that made students feel ill led to the evacuation of 1,900 students from Shadow Hills High School in Indio on Thursday, Oct. 5. Six people were sent to area hospitals for evaluation, and another 22 evaluated at school with minor symptoms, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. The incident was reported at 12:23 p.m. at the school in the 39000 block of Jefferson Street. The county’s hazardous materials team was unable to locate a source of the odor."

Quote: "Anna Rodriguez, a student at Shadow Hills, said people started smelling something weird during lunch, some saying it smelled like gas. School officials then immediately started rounding students up and sent them outside."

Note: So it smelled like (natural) gas, e.g. a 'rotten egg' odor, but no natural gas was detected and no leaks were found. That was hydrogen sulfide. They're lucky people didn't start foaming at the mouth, having seizures and/or dropping dead. Of course, that may happen the next time some poison gas blows through...

2017-10-05 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits middle school two days in a row in Crofton (Maryland), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A reported gas smell at Crofton Middle School has caused a brief delay in morning classes for the past two days. Firefighters were called to the school Wednesday and Thursday around 8 a.m. for a reported smell of gas inside the school, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies said. While responders combed the building with gas meters to detect any possible leaks, Davies said no leaks were located and the building was cleared within a half-hour in both instances."

2017-10-05 - High school girl collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at school, resuscitated, in Peabody (Massachusetts), 2 miles from the coast:

Quote: "School nurses and the principal of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School resuscitated a student who suffered a medical emergency on Thursday afternoon."

2017-10-05 - Restroom explodes at courthouse in Lucknow (India):

Quote: "Panic gripped the Lucknow’s district and sessions court premises after a mysterious explosion took place in a washroom on the first floor of the district judge building here in Wazirganj locality on Wednesday afternoon. Police officials, including Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), were rushed to the site immediately but no traces of explosive substance were found during extensive checking on the premises."

Quote: "He said the reason behind the explosion was not clear yet as no explosive content was found from the site. The ATS suspected that the flush tank would have exploded due to formation of some gas inside it."

2017-10-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 10 cars and a caravan burn, at Fishponds Trading Estate in Bristol (Britain), near the River Avon:

Quote: "Three main jets were used to tackle the fire which is believed to have involved 10 cars and a caravan at the scrapyard."

2017-10-05 - In separate incidents, within 10 minutes, truck and van burst into flame on Highway 99 near Livingston (California):

Quote: "Two cars on Highway 99 caught fire just before noon in separate incidents, according to California Highway Patrol. A truck was fully engulfed in flames at about 11:45 a.m. on the northbound shoulder about a mile north of Hammatt Avenue, the CHP said. About 10 minutes later, a caller reported a van caught fire and burned in the center divider north of Plainsburg Road, according to CHP."

2017-10-05 - Volcano Colima erupts again in Mexico:

2017-10-05 - Volcano Shinmoedake shaking and rumbling in Japan, alert level raised:

2017-10-05 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Fukushima (Japan):

2017-10-05 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in or near Cary (North Carolina), nobody there:

Quote: "A witness told CBS North Carolina that he heard an explosion, then saw flames above the treeline in a neighborhood near Cary on Thursday night."

Note: This is the 284th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-10-05 - Commercial building damaged by explosion and fire near coastal Glasgow (Scotland), 2 injured:

2017-10-05 - Paper recycling plant erupts in flame in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-10-05 - Waste transfer station damaged by fire just after 4:30 AM in Moraine (Ohio):

2017-10-05 - Container ship 'MSC London' damaged by fire in the Atlantic Ocean near Spain:

Quote: "The 'MSC London' suffered a fire on Oct 3, 2017, while en route from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam on the Atlantic off the Portugal and Spain coast. The fire broke out in two containers and was extinguished by the crew. On Oct 6 at 8 p.m. the ship berthed at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The extent of fire and damages was unknown."

2017-10-05 - Lobster boat bursts into flame at 7:20 AM while docked in coastal Weymouth (Canada), nobody aboard:

2017-10-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 12:45 AM in coastal San Leandro Bay (California):

2017-10-05 - Boat and garage go up in flames just after midnight at home in Burrillville (Rhode Island):

Note: These are the 886th, 887th, 888th and 889th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-05 - Trolley bus bursts into flame near GE Patterson and Main Street in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-10-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Luswa (Uganda):

Note: These are the 667th and 668th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-10-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in Paulding County (Georgia), firefighter, man, 41, has heart attack and collapses:

Quote: "A Paulding County firefighter is in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. His own crew jumped in when he went down on a call. Sergeant Kevin Van Dyke, commanding an engine Thursday night, was first on the scene of a tractor-trailer fire with hazardous and flammable materials and the truck fully engulfed in flames. 'Packed out, full turnout gear, breathing apparatus and they were actively fighting the fire,' said Paulding County Fire Rescue Lt. Steve Mapes. About 20 minutes in, Van Dyke fell to the ground. His heart stopped; He wasn’t breathing and was in full cardiac arrest.

2017-10-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 in Kalama (Washington), near the Columbia River:

2017-10-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:45 AM on I-57 near Kell (Illinois):

2017-10-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business near Williamson (Kentucky):

Note: These are the 1824th, 1825th, 1826th and 1827th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-05 - Dump truck bursts into flame on street near Clovis East High School in Clovis (California):

2017-10-05 - Box truck bursts into flame on Bradford Road in Shipley (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Truck and trailer go up in flames on I-80 near Loomis (California):

2017-10-05 - RV bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, 2 race cars and garage destroyed, in Slaughterville (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Crews were called just after 8 p.m. when home owner K.C. Jones walked out of his house and noticed his RV was on fire."

2017-10-05 - RV bursts into flame at convenience store in Cottageville (South Carolina):

Note: These are the 471st and 472nd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-05 - School van bursts into flame at gas station in Bibwewadi (India):

2017-10-05 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on Feagin Drive in Lufkin (Texas):

2017-10-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 11:43 PM while parked at home, fire scorches home, in Gordon Heights (New York):

2017-10-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Arbor Drive in Henderson (Kentucky):

2017-10-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-66 near Middletown (Virginia):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame at Mill Plain and Emmy Lane, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame in McDonald's drive-thru in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in Monterey County (California):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 Princes Motorway in Cataract (Australia):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame on Beckford Road in coastal Woolston (New Zealand):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M50 in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-10-05 - Two cars destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM on Portman Road in Reading (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame on Lutterworth Road in Nuneaton (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame at 6:24 AM on Lightfoot Drive in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Car on fire in Carlisle(Carlisle) 5 Oct 2017 At 06:24 firefighters were called to car which was well alight in Lightfoot Drive, Carlisle. The crew used a hose reel to extinguish the fire."

2017-10-05 - Car bursts into flame on Denham Green Lane in Denham (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 5 October, 8.52pm Car fire, Denham Green Lane, Denham. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. The fire was out on arrival."

2017-10-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-26 at Bush River Road in Columbia (South Carolina):

2017-10-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Delaware 1 near Smyrna (Delaware):

2017-10-05 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to apartment building, in Lower Price Hill (Ohio):

2017-10-05 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked at home in Binstead (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Car and home go up in flames at 4:30 AM in Statesville (North Carolina):

2017-10-05 - Car and garage go up in flames shortly after midnight in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2017-10-05 - Tree stump ignites at 7:33 AM along Ainslie Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Ainslie Street, Grimsby. Thu 5 Oct 2017 07:33 (No:21664) Tree stump involved in fire. Scotty Back Pack in use to extinguish."

2017-10-05 - Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cellphone explodes into flames, ignites carpet, at home in Llys y Godian (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Fabric business heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in North Lebanon Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-05 - Antique store destroyed by fire in Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2017-10-05 - Laundromat destroyed by fire in Clyde (New York), 530 feet from the Clyde River:

2017-10-05 - Home damaged by garage fire in Pleasant Grove (Utah), nobody there:

2017-10-05 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-10-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2017-10-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Huber Heights (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-10-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM on Pasadena Street in Mount Washington, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Terence Bay Road in coastal Halifax (Canada), nobody there:

2017-10-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Logan Circle in coastal Washington DC:

2017-10-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Kansas City (Missouri), several injured:

2017-10-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:11 AM in Diana (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-05 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before midnight in Baldwin (Louisiana), 1200 feet from Bayou Teche, 1 killed:

2017-10-05 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:50 AM in Pinson (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-10-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Clarkrange (Tennessee), 2 killed:

2017-10-05 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Gatineau (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-10-05 - Vacant building burns in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hull. Thu 5 Oct 2017 18:17 (No:21711) Fire on ground floor of derelict building. Four BA, two hose reels and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2017-10-05 - Vacant home burns on Wheeling Island (West Virginia):

2017-10-05 - Vacant home burns just after midnight in Verdun (Canada):

2017-10-05 - Vacant cottage destroyed by fire in Fox River Grove (Illinois):

2017-10-05 - Vacant apartment building destroyed by fire just before 5:30 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-10-05 - Thousands of fish and marine animals washing up dead along the coast of Maharashtra (India):

Quote: "The Maharashtra Maritime Board said the deaths were a matter of concern. 'We have never seen lakhs of fish species washing ashore at different beaches along the entire west coast,' said Atul Patne, chief executive officer, MMB."

2017-10-05 - Massive numbers of jellyfish kill tens of thousands of salmon in fish farms on the west coast of Ireland:

Quote: "Killer jellyfish have wiped out tens of thousands of salmon after invading fish farms along the west coast of Ireland. Some 80 per cent of the salmon stock at Killary Harbour in Co Mayo died after being stung last month. Tens of thousands of fish were also killed at Kilkieran Bay and Outer Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara, Co Galway, and at Bantry Bay in Co Cork. Between 1 per cent and 15 per cent of fish in these three fish farms died as a result of jellyfish stings."

2017-10-05 - Man and woman, 22 and 20, slump over dead in SUV at shopping center on River Rapids Drive in Coon Rapids (Minnesota):

Quote: "Police said there were no signs of foul play or drug use in the car and that standard procedure is to search the car and perform toxicology reports on the two deceased."

Note: Right between the Mississippi River and Crooked Lake...

2017-10-05 - Woman and two girls, 45, 16 and 13, found dead in pond in Gurralapelem (India):

2017-10-05 - Man, 64, has 'medical emergency' in swimming pool at swimming complex, dies shortly later, in Greenville (South Carolina):

Quote: "Officials said the man, who is in his 60s, was exercising in the pool when the emergency occurred. Lifeguards tended to him until EMS arrived. The coroner identified the man as 64-year-old Douglas Donald Long of Pettigru Street."

2017-10-05 - Man slumps over dead at bus stop in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-10-05 - Man found dead in Bassett Creek in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2017-10-05 - Person found dead in the water at boat launch on Buhlow Lake in Pineville (Louisiana):

2017-10-05 - Man, 49, found dead in field near Fetcher Park in Steamboat Springs (Colorado):

2017-10-05 - Man, 56, slumps over dead in car at store in Augusta (Georgia):

2017-10-05 - Man in his 20s found dead near eastbound Southwest Parkway in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-10-05 - Man, 49, found dead at beach in coastal Honiton (Australia):

2017-10-05 - Man, 38, found dead with submerged car in canal in Jammu (India):

2017-10-05 - Man, 25, found dead in the water at quarry in Pipriya (India):

2017-10-05 - Man, 35, drops dead in apartment on Seafield Lane in coastal Dundee (Scotland), 1600 feet from the ocean:

2017-10-05 - Man in his 40s found dead on Halkett Crescent in Alexandria (Scotland), 350 feet from the River Leven:

2017-10-05 - Man, 66, found dead in river in Grantchester (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Man, 31, has chest pains and drops dead at home in Bridgend (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Note: He was the brother of the woman who had two out of three of her triplets suddenly die at a home 4 miles from the coast, also in Bridgend, mentioned in the 2017-09-23 update. So first the two triplets mysteriously died then a person who had been near the scene had chest pains and dropped dead too...

2017-10-05 - Man sickens and dies on Cambridge Road in coastal Clacton-on-Sea (Britain), 3500 feet from the ocean:

2017-10-05 - Man, 27, drops dead in bathroom at Tesco on Wesley Street in Camborne (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Woman found dead in canal in Leeds (Britain):

2017-10-05 - Man has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer veers off road and crashes on I-81 in Botetourt County (Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver, Clarence Knight of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, was wearing his seatbelt at the time. Authorities believe he had a medical emergency prior to the crash."

2017-10-05 - Driver has 'medical emergency' in tractor trailer on Highway 102 in coastal Halifax (Canada):

Quote: "Police seized a transport truck and closed part of Highway 102 in Halifax after the truck driver suffered a medical emergency Thursday afternoon."

2017-10-05 - Man, 36, has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into store in Limerick (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officers said Thursday that although a full report on the accident is not yet available, police believe Roop suffered from a medical issue that caused him to lose control and leave the road."

2017-10-05 - Small plane crashes just outside Bardstown (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2017-10-05 - Small plane crash-lands at airport on River Road in Hillsboro (Oregon), 2 injured:

2017-10-05 - Small plane crashes at Camarillo Airport in Camarillo (California), 6 miles from the coast, 1 lightly injured:

2017-10-05 - Small plane makes emergency landing in the ocean in coastal Bellingham (Washington), engine failure:

2017-10-05 - Freight train derails at 3 AM, train car slams into home, in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 injured:

2017-10-05 - Passenger bus crashes into home in suburb of coastal Wellington (New Zealand):

2017-10-05 - Tanker truck veers off road at 4:15 AM, hits pole, on Route 30 in West Providence Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-10-05 - Tanker truck overturns on highway near coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2017-10-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-81 (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns at 1:38 AM on West Avenue in Woodstown (New Jersey):

2017-10-05 - Van and car collide head-on at 6:39 AM near Santa Maria (California), 6 injured:

2017-10-05 - SUV drives off the Judge Seeber Bridge, plunges into the Industrial Canal, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-10-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into ditch and tree, bursts into flame, in the Town of Glen (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers said they have no evidence to explain why Wilks pickup went off the road."

2017-10-05 - Car veers over centerline, hits transit bus head-on, in Atlanta (Georgia), 5 injured:

2017-10-05 - Car veers off road, hits building, in Buffalo (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "The man has been transported to a hospital as a precaution and it’s believed a medical issue may have been involved."

2017-10-05 - Car veers off road at 11:30 PM, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Calico Rock (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2017-10-05 - Car veers off road, crashes through yards, hits garage, in Santa Rosa (California):

2017-10-05 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 10 people in Thanh Chuong District (Vietnam):

2017-10-05 - Sinkhole closes Winkler Road in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2017-10-05 - Huge sinkhole opens outside apartments in Bengaluru (India):

2017-10-05 - Water tank collapses and explodes in San Jose del Monte City (Philippine Islands), 3 killed, 33+ injured:

Quote: "Macariola told Rappler that police and the city's water district personnel were surprised by the incident since the water tank was 'fairly new' or installed not more than 10 years ago."

2017-10-05 - Building collapses in coastal Sousse (Tunisia), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2017-10-05 - Hole opens in I-40 bridge near El Reno (Oklahoma):

2017-10-05 - Water main breaks, street floods, in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2017-10-05 - Water main breaks in coastal Queenstown (New Zealand):

2017-10-05 - Man in his 20s has 'medical incident' at York Minster (cathedral) in York (Britain), 1300 feet from the River Ouse:

Quote: "A man has been taken to hospital by air from York Minster. Yorkshire Ambulance Service were called at 10:58am to a medical incident. They sent two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Coastguard Helicopter. A man in his 20s has now been taken to York Hospital by air."

2017-10-05 - Guy McPherson - Inaugural Schultz Awareness Lecture:

2017-10-05 - Guy McPherson and Kevin Hester discuss the Sixth Extinction:

2017-10-05 - Arctic sea ice extent over the last 1450 years:

2017-10-05 - Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results:

2017-10-05 - Lightning strike kills six people, three more injured, in Karnataka (India):

2017-10-05 - Tropical Storm Nate pummels Central America, 22 killed, heads to the Gulf Coast:

2017-10-05 - Severe windstorm hits Germany and Poland, at least 8 people dead:

2017-10-05 - Howling winds, persistent dryness to elevate fire danger across California:

2017-10-05 - Meteor(s) explode in the sky over Shangri-La (China):

2017-10-05 - Spike in radioactive Ruthenium-106 detected in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France:

Quote: "German officials say that a spike in radioactivity has been detected in the air in Western and Central Europe but there's no threat to human health. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection said Thursday that elevated levels of the isotope Ruthenium-106 have been reported in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France since Sept. 29. Spokesman Jan Henrik Lauer told The Associated Press the source of the Ruthenium-106 isn't known but calculations indicate it may have been released in eastern Europe. Ruthenium-106 is used for radiation therapy to treat eye tumors, and sometimes as a source of energy to power satellites."

Note: Maybe a satellite broke up in the atmosphere over Europe?

2017-10-05 - Courts are waking up to the cost of climate change:

2017-10-05 - Trump's Secretary of the Interior fighting hard to let oil companies spew methane into the atmosphere:

Quote: "This week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will issue a proposal to formally delay a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule that requires oil and gas companies operating on federal and tribal lands to capture methane that would otherwise be vented or burned off."

Note: If you were hoping to be one of the people who burst into flame and die screaming as you burn to death, this guy and his boss are working to make your hopes a reality!

2017-10-05 - Nominee for EPA’s air office tells senator he is ‘not familiar’ with climate data:

2017-10-05 - TEPCO in Japan gets 1st approval to run reactors since 2011 meltdowns:

2017-10-05 - 1-TransCanada to abandon Energy East, Eastern Mainline pipeline projects:

2017-10-05 - Mexico offers help to the residents of Puerto Rico:

Note: Mighty kind of our southern neighbors, considering they just got hit by two big earthquakes and a hurricane or two themselves. Me llamo Juan! Wait, no, that's not right. Gracias! Yeah, that's it. Heh, I don't remember a whole lot from my three years of high school Spanish...

2017-10-05 - Lawmakers push Trump to release JFK assassination files:

Note: Particularly interesting to me, since I was conceived on the day JFK was killed...

2017-10-05 - Drunk man in Wyoming says he's from the year 2048 and that aliens are coming in 2018:

Quote: "Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion. Casper police say the man they encountered at 10:30 p.m. Monday claimed he was from the year 2048. KTWO-AM in Casper reports that the man told police that he wanted to warn the people of Casper that aliens will arrive next year, and that they should leave as soon as possible. He asked to speak to the president of the town, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) northwest of Cheyenne. The man told police he was only able to time travel because aliens filled his body with alcohol. He noted that he was supposed to be transported to the year 2018, not this year."

Note: I think the rule for alcohol-based time travel is one year per beer, so obviously he had one beer too many to end up here in 2017!

2017-10-05 - Santa found dead in Demre (Turkey):

Quote: "Yes, Virginia, there was a Santa Claus — but now he’s dead. The tomb belonging to dear old St. Nick may have just been discovered under an ancient church in southern Turkey, archeologists said Wednesday. The previously unknown tomb was detected via electronic surveys that showed gaps beneath the 1,500-year-old St. Nicholas Church in the Antalya Province town of Demre."


  1. Great stuff, Jonny - especially your rule of thumb for alcohol and time travel. Put a smile on ma-fizz.

    It's been a mild summer around here and with work constraints and all, my wife never got time to go to the Jersey shore to sit on the beach and look at the ocean. So we're going this morning and spending the day. If you read the news from Sea Isle City, NJ later and there's a headline about an old couple found dead on the beach, you'll know it's us.

    Tropical Storm Nate Strengthens to Hurricane as It Approaches U.S.

    Saturday, 7 October 2017
    Strengthening Nate Heads into the Gulf and Toward a Saturday Night Landfall

    Hurricane Nate Takes US By Surprise

    Storm 'Xavier' kills 9 and shuts down transportation across northern Europe

    [they got to X? that's a LOT of big (or named) storms]

    Bolide streaks over western France

    EPA moves to repeal Obama climate rule “in its entirety” – “The Trump administration’s assault on the Clean Power Plan is about one thing and one thing only: helping corporate polluters profit”

    [headline pic suitable for 25 yd target at the range]

    Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop

    [I think McPherson already has this in his Climate Change Essay]

    Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket

    [don't mess with our right to trash the planet to make $$]

    [more below]

  2. Economic Slowdown Confirmed: The U.S. Economy Lost Jobs Last Month For The First Time In 7 Years

    But even though we lost 33,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the unemployment rate fell from 4.4 percent to 4.2 percent.
    Yes, I know that doesn’t make any sense at all, but that is what they are telling us.
    Perhaps if several volcanoes go off inside this country, terrorists detonate a dirty bomb in one of our major cities and Godzilla invades the west coast next month the unemployment rate will drop all the way to zero.
    Of course I am being facetious, but I just want to point out the absurdity of what we are being told.  There is no way in the world that the official unemployment rate should be at “a new 16-year low”.

    Employment is not booming.  In fact, things haven’t been this slow “in at least five years”.  An economic slowdown is here, and yet most people are totally oblivious to what is happening.

    The duration of unemployment is really starting to spike up again quite dramatically, and that is a very, very troubling sign for the U.S. economy overall, because spikes in this number almost always correspond with recessions.
    But the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that we don’t have anything to be concerned about.  In fact, they are blaming all of the bad numbers from last month on Harvey and Irma…

    Unfortunately, the longer term trends tell an entirely different story.  Our economic infrastructure has been gutted, we have shipped millions of good paying jobs overseas, the middle class is slowly being eradicated, and we are living in the terminal phase of the greatest debt bubble in human history.

    We have been able to maintain our ridiculously inflated standard of living for an extended period of time by borrowing absolutely colossal mountains of money year after year.  But no debt bubble lasts forever, and this one will not either.

    The debt-fueled “prosperity” that we see all around us today is an enormous temporary illusion, and when the illusion collapses the economic pain is going to be greater than anything we have ever seen before in modern American history. [more]

    Shadow Government Statistics

    The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes short-term discouraged workers.

    Unemployment Data Series 

    The ShadowStats Alternate Unemployment Rate for September 2017 is 21.9%. [4.2% my ass!]

    posted comments from me may be lighter than usual today

  3. Signs and Portents: Snake born with two heads in Doncaster, UK

    Lightning bolt kills 2 people, injures 11 in Aceh, Indonesia

    2 pit bull terriers bite 4 people in Tampa, Florida

    Global wind speeds slowing since 1960, but nobody knows why

    [SOTT hasn't been following J. Francis]

    25-foot sinkhole open up in Bengaluru, India

    Shinmoedake volcano eruption warning at Level 2 as tremors increase in Japan

    Newly found documents show bullet was found in JFK's limo, never reported

    Witnesses to 9/11 who died mysteriously

    Limiting global warming to 1.5ÂșC: Geophysically impossible or not?

    Washington state denies key permit for Columbia River coal terminal, potentially dooming project

    Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

    Beyond Harvey and Irma: Militarizing homeland security in the climate-change era

    Florida’s poop nightmare has come true – Hurricane Irma caused massive sewage overflows, highlighting the twin dangers of an aging infrastructure and climate change.

    New climate risk classification created to account for potential “existential” threats – Researchers identify a one-in-20 chance of temperature increase causing catastrophic damage or worse by 2050

    [One of these days they'll catch on]

    Trump administration ordered to enforce methane restrictions launched under President Obama

    Real nice day at the beach today. People in the water (which was in the 70' S), light breeze, lots of people on the beach (reading, playing volleyball, goofing around & having fun). Glad I didn't die.

  4. It's always a good day when you go to the beach and don't die - man, that bar is set pretty low these days!