Sunday, October 8, 2017

Event Update For 2017-10-07

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

2017-10-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station, mammoth explosions ensue, in coastal Accra (Ghana), 7+ killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "Ghanaians on Sunday pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after seven people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation’s capital, triggering explosions."

Quote: "The huge explosion has rocked the town of Accra in Ghana, with shockwaves being felt as far as two miles away. Video and pictures shared on social media show a fireball – reminiscent of a nuclear explosion – rising of the town in the suburb of Legon."

2017-10-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Yazman (Pakistan):

Quote: "An oil tanker having thousands of litres of petrol was damaged in a fire during filling of a reservoir at a fuel station in Kudwala area of Yazman about 30 kilometres from here on Saturday."

2017-10-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Polk County Road 14 in Crookston (Minnesota):

2017-10-07 - Nine tractor trailers go up in flames at 1:32 AM while parked at business in Shifnal (Britain):

Quote: "At 01:32 on Saturday, 7 October, 2017, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as Fire Commercial in Shifnal. 6 fire appliances including the Incident Command Unit and the Water Carrier were mobilised from Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford Central, Tweedale and Wellington. Operations, Hazmat and Safety officers were in attendance. Fire involving 9 HGVs inside industrial unit crew extinguished fire using 4 breathing apparatus and 2 main jets."

2017-10-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A14 near Brampton Hut (Britain):

Note: These are the 1837th-1849th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 in Indio (California):

Note: An unknown odor just hit a school and sent several students to the hospital in Indio, mentioned in the 2017-10-05 update...

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Orchard Lane near the South Fork Eel River near Redway (California):

Note: A person was just found dead in the South Fork Eel River too, north of Redway (California), mentioned in the 2017-10-06 update...

2017-10-07 - Mattress business hit by fire, huge pile of mattresses burns, near West Mill Street in San Bernardino (California):

Quote: "Firefighters from several agencies battled a blaze Friday night that consumed a pile of mattresses more than 100 yards high, a San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman said Saturday."

Note: Wow, a pile of mattresses as tall as a 30-story building on fire!

2017-10-07 - Home explodes at 12:45 AM in coastal Ocean Shores (Washington), 1 killed, two medical calls too, and then a third:

Quote: "A Fire Department report on the fire said the initial response was to a call of an explosion with multiple houses involved."

Quote: "The fire occurred at 12:45 a.m. while the Ocean Shores Fire Department also was handling two simultaneous medical aid calls, which left only one firefighter to initially respond to the blaze in the northeastern neighborhood of the city."

Quote: "'Ocean Shores Fire department would like to thank Ocean Shores Police, Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, GH Fire Dist. 7, and GH Fire Dist. 8 for their response and cooperation, also Hoquiam Fire helped by responding to a third EMS call during the fire,' Kuhl said."

2017-10-07 - Apartment building explodes and burns in Leipzig (Germany), 3 injured:

Quote: "In the south-east of Leipzig, an explosion occurred in a multi-family house. As police officer Uwe Voigt MDR SACHSEN said, a 38 year old housewife was seriously injured. A 42-year-old and a 69-year-old man suffered mild injuries."

Quote: "According to the fire brigade and the landlord, the Leipzig housing and construction society, there is no gas line in the house."

2017-10-07 - Home explodes in Mysore (India), nobody there:

Note: These are the 285th, 286th and 287th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-10-07 - Container ship 'Containerships VII' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Finland:

Quote: "In the Gulf of Finland a fire broke out aboard the 'Containerships VII' in the morning of Oct 7, 2017. The vessel was enroute from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. The fire began to burn in a generator in the engine room. The crew quickly got the fire under control. No one was injured in the fire and it caused no environmental damage. The vessel was now anchored off the island of Seitskär in the eastern Gulf of Finland, and the crew was investigating whether the ship was able to continue to Helsinki with own power."

2017-10-07 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Note: These are the 892nd and 893rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Lonavla (India):

Note: This is the 671st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-10-07 - Delivery truck bursts into flame on Route 24 near Randolph (Massachusetts):

2017-10-07 - Van bursts into flame on highway in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-10-07 - Van bursts into flame on Barncroft Road in Farnworth (Britain):

2017-10-07 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at business in Bakersfield (California):

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Ulster (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at the intersection of CY and Poplar in Casper (Wyoming):

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 11:15 PM on Smiths Road Track in The Angle (Australia):

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at licensing office in Arima on the island of Trinidad:

2017-10-07 - Car and motorcycle destroyed by fire while parked at apartments in Nicosia on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Chelford Road in Holmes Chapel (Britain):

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 12:35 AM on Beechwood Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Beechwood Avenue, Grimsby. Sat 7 Oct 2017 00:35 (No:21807) Car fire, 1 hose reel and 1 BA."

2017-10-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on South Kendall Avenue in Bradford (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Abingdon Garth in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Abingdon Garth, Hull. Sat 7 Oct 2017 16:36 (No:21855) Small fire in engine compartment of vehicle. One hose reel in use to extinguish."

2017-10-07 - UTV bursts into flame at 6:51 AM on St Michael Road in Creech St Michael (Britain):

2017-10-07 - Barn damaged by fire on Holmes Chapel Road in Allostock, Northwich (Britain):

2017-10-07 - Wildfire breaks out near Timber Cove on the Sonoma Coast (California):

2017-10-07 - Paper bales burst into flame inside packaging business in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-10-07 - Paper factory damaged by fire in coastal Tantanoola (Australia):

2017-10-07 - Utility pipes erupt in flames, fire gets huge, at business in Dickson City (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The flames at Valvano Construction on Main Street could be seen from Interstate 81. Authorities tell Eyewitness News the fire broke out around 10:30 Friday evening. Large pile of utility piping for natural gas and water engulfed into flames."

2017-10-07 - Generator bursts into flame on roof of the Federal Reserve Bank in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-10-07 - Commercial building damaged by fire just after 7 AM on Mill Street in Orono (Maine):

2017-10-07 - Commercial building damaged by fire in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Crystal Lake (Illinois), cat(s) killed:

2017-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 11 PM on Mill Road near Waverly (Nebraska), nobody there:

2017-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Verde Lakes Estates (Arizona):

2017-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), nobody there:

2017-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Wildwood (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 7 AM near Lough Neagh in Donaghmore (Ireland), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-07 - Vacant home burns in Champaign (Illinois):

2017-10-07 - Vacant home burns at 3:30 AM in Abilene (Texas):

2017-10-07 - Vacant duplex burns in Tarentum (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-07 - Vacant gym destroyed by fire in Detroit (Michigan):

2017-10-07 - Two people, 65 and 35, found dead in well in Ramalpur (India):

2017-10-07 - Woman and girl, 28 and 2, found dead in pond in Indore (India):

2017-10-07 - Man drops dead at camp site in Palm Springs (California):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead in water in coastal Stuart (Florida):

2017-10-07 - Person found dead in car near creek in Medina Base Road Pain San Antonio (Texas):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead in car at motel in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead in car at laundromat in West Hollywood (California):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead on bike path in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead in the James River near Dutch Gap (Virginia):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead in the Vermillion River in Lafayette (Louisiana):

2017-10-07 - Person found dead in the Tchoutacabouffa River near coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

2017-10-07 - Woman, 46, drops dead in trail at Falls Lake Dam Recreation Area (North Carolina):

2017-10-07 - Person found dead near I-5 in Vancouver (Washington):

2017-10-07 - Woman, 79, found dead near the Holiday City Senior Community in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead near train tracks in Quincy (Illinois):

2017-10-07 - Woman, 22, found dead in the Barwon River in Highton, Victoria (Australia), 3 miles from the coast:

2017-10-07 - Man, 53, drops dead in hotel room in coastal Cebu City (Philippine Islands):

2017-10-07 - Man, 38, found dead near store in Indore (India):

2017-10-07 - College student, man, 19, found dead in the water at Berkelah Falls in Pahang (Malaysia):

2017-10-07 - Man, 41, drops dead in flat in coastal Troon (Scotland):

2017-10-07 - Man, 22, found dead in the Bridgewater Canal in Sale, Greater Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "The discovery has reignited fears of the so-called 'Canal Pusher' who is believed to have claimed a number of victims over the years."

Note: There never was a 'Canal Pusher', just piles of people dying in and near low-lying areas like canals, and in coastal areas, and not just in Manchester, and not just in Britain. I can just imagine the last person left alive in Britain thinking, 'Damn, the Pusher's killed everyone - sh#t, *I* must be the Pusher!' In any case, the dropping dead problem can affect anyone. It wouldn't be too shocking to see a cop drop dead at a police station in a coastal city, for example...

2017-10-07 - Man, cop, drops dead at police station in coastal Newport (Britain):

2017-10-07 - Man found dead in wooded area near the River Thames in Lower Radley (Britain):

2017-10-07 - Passenger has heart attack on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "A transatlantic jet had to dump aviation fuel over the ocean before diverting to Shannon Airport with a passenger suffering from a suspected heart attack. Royal Jordanian flight RJ-264 was travelling from Chicago in the US to Amman in Jordan when the crew declared a medical emergency this morning."

2017-10-07 - Man, 57, has 'medical issue', SUV hits car, pushes it for a block, near the Rock River in Rockford (Illinois):

Quote: "The Rockford Fire Department says two cars slid almost a full city block after an accident on S. Rockford Ave. According to officials on the scene, this happened around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  They say a 57-year-old driver of a Jeep experienced a medical issue, leading to it rear ending a PT Cruiser driven by a 21-year-old. According to officials, the force of the accident sent both cars sliding nearly a full city block, with the Jeep ending up on a front yard."

2017-10-07 - Woman has 'medical incident', car slams into pole, in South Strabane Township (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident along Kopper Kettle Road in South Strabane Township on Saturday. A woman was life-flighted to Allegheny General Hospital after she is believed to have had a medical incident and crashed into a telephone pole, according to police."

2017-10-07 - Small plane crashes and burns near airport in Front Royal (Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Small plane crashes into home in Topping (Virginia), 3 injured:

2017-10-07 - Small plane crashes in Tierpoort (South Africa), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Passenger bus hits tree and overturns near coastal Antalya (Turkey), 3 killed, 10 injured:

2017-10-07 - Shuttle bus veers off road, crashes into ditch, in Nong Khae District (Thailand), 28 injured:

2017-10-07 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-80 near Grove City (California):

2017-10-07 - Van slams head-on into passenger bus in Baluchistan (Pakistan), 14 killed, 30 injured:

2017-10-07 - Church van overturns just before 11:30 PM in Vass (North Carolina), 7 injured:

2017-10-07 - Minivan hits car head-on at 2:45 AM in Edmonton (Canada), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-10-07 - SUV overturns on Aerie Drive in Tucson (Arizona), 2 injured:

2017-10-07 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits pedestrians on sidewalk, in coastal Santa Barbara (California), 5 injured:

2017-10-07 - Pickup truck blows tire and overturns on I-15 near Apple Valley (California), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Charlotteville (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into woods, near the Yazoo Backwater Levee (Mississippi), 1 killed:

Quote: "At the moment, Pace says it appears to be an automobile crash, but they do not know if there was a medical issue prior to the crash."

2017-10-07 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, on Route 403 in Cherryhill Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2017-10-07 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Grant County (Indiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-07 - Two cars collide head-on in the Ojai Valley (California), 3 injured:

2017-10-07 - Car crashes off bridge, plunges into creek, near Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Car veers off road, hits disabled tractor trailer, on I-395 in Auburn (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2017-10-07 - Car veers off road, hits fire hydrant and pole, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

Quote: "The victim might have experienced a medical issue before the crash, Kisfalvi said."

2017-10-07 - Mostly naked man climbs tree, fights with cops, gets tased, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-10-07 - Sinkhole opens on Route 125 between Donaldson and Good Spring (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-07 - Major power outage blacks out big part of Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "There's a large power outage that includes much of the city of Grand Rapids, including the downtown and much of the northwest side of town. There are nearly 7,500 customers affected, including Art Prize. The outage means that many traffic lights are not working. Several radio stations are not broadcasting. I do not have a cause, but we know there's a major voltage line that is out. We do not think the outage was weather related."

2017-10-07 - Hurricane Irma caused massive sewage overflows in Florida, highlighting twin dangers of aging infrastructure and climate change:

2017-10-07 - Diver goes missing in the Cooper River in Berkeley County (South Carolina):

2017-10-07 - Man, 50, has chest pains on fishing vessel near coastal Chatham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "At around 2:20 p.m., the captain of the Gabby G, a 92-foot fishing vessel, reported one of his crewmembers was experiencing chest pains and requested a rescue, the release states."

2017-10-07 - Woman, 25, has 'medical emergency' while hiking in coastal Pacific Palisades (California):

Quote: "A 25-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital Saturday from Pacific Palisades after she suffered a medical emergency while hiking, authorities said."

2017-10-07 - Kentucky Wildcats QB Luke Wright has seizure and collapses during game:

2017-10-07 - Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction:

Note: Don't even need mathematics - eyeballs work pretty well...

2017-10-07 - Limiting global warming to 1.5C - geophysically impossible or not?

Note: Impossible...

2017-10-07 - Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop:

Note: I won't say it doesn't matter, but we have plenty of other ongoing disastrous feedback loops even without this one...

2017-10-07 - Heatwave bakes Pakistan:

2017-10-07 - Volcano Popocatépetl erupts multiple times this week near Mexico City (Mexico):

2017-10-07 - Lightning strike kills 2 people, injures 11 more, in Aceh (Indonesia):

2017-10-07 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Madison (Wisconsin):

2017-10-07 - Global wind speeds slowing since 1960, but nobody knows why:

2017-10-07 - Beyond Harvey and Irma - militarizing homeland security in the climate-change era:

Quote: "Think of this as the new face of homeland security: containing the damage to America’s seacoasts, forests, and other vulnerable areas caused by extreme weather events made all the more frequent and destructive thanks to climate change. This is a 'war' that won’t have a name -- not yet, not in the Trump era, but it will be no less real for that."

2017-10-07 - Meteor lights up the sky over western France:

2017-10-07 - Snake born with two heads in Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Britain):

2017-10-07 - Economic slowdown confirmed - the US economy lost jobs last month ror the first time in 7 years:

2017-10-07 - Trump administration ordered to enforce methane restrictions launched under President Obama:

2017-10-07 - Trump administration moves to repeal the Clean Power Plan:

Quote: "The Trump administration’s assault on the Clean Power Plan is about one thing and one thing only: helping corporate polluters profit..."

Note: More money for corporations...but we all die sooner. Pros and cons!

2017-10-07 - Washington state denies key permit for Columbia River coal terminal, potentially dooming project:


  1. Wildfire(s) break out before 2 AM around Santa Rosa (California), 21 miles from the coast, homes burning, people fleeing:

    Wildfires raging out of control in Napa County (California) too:

  2. [just to be symmetric] You're EARLY!

    Nate's leading edge arrived last night around here, dumping some much needed rain - more expected throughout the day and the big stuff comes in tonight (potentially damaging winds).

    More homes exploding (with no gas line to the home) - geez!

    Why would they stack mattresses that high?

    Pumpkin Breaks Missouri Record at Pumpkin Daze in Republic

    CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou seriously injured in scooter accident

    John Kiriakou, a prominent ex-CIA officer who was among the first to reveal the agency's torture program, was seriously injured in a scooter accident earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

    Kiriakou says he suffered six broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a fractured vertebrae in an accident Tuesday night en route to a bookstore in northwest D.C. "I had a port installed in my neck and a second port installed in my back to take targeted painkillers," he wrote on his Facebook page. "Thank God I was wearing a helmet." [he rear-ended a car that stopped suddenly]

    Kiriakou believes the incident may not have been an accident, according to a friend [more]

    Lightning strikes claim 10 lives in 24 hours in Marathwada, India; 16 elsewhere across the country in 2 days

    Alert level raised due to increased seismic activity at Lewotolo volcano, Indonesia

    Shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Tonga

    [this is kinda neat]
    Maurice Barbanell: The different aspects of Estelle Roberts's mediumship

    [ok, back to reality]
    Monday, 9 October 2017
    Update from Puerto Rico

    THOUSANDS of Boricuas relocate to USA (Florida mostly)

    [continued below]

  3. Extreme weather update - 10/08/2017

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #71 (October 1st-8th 2017)

    [~ 42 min. video]

    3,000 people evacuated, helicopters deployed as market outside Moscow erupts in flames

    Witnesses reported hearing explosions, as TASS news agency, citing sources in emergency services, said several cars exploded in the market’s underground parking. [more]

    Antifa action tomorrow

    Antifa Groups Plan Nationwide "Deface Columbus Day" Acts For Monday

    [people have become so stupid that they don't realize they've become the very people they're fighting against!]

    Tomorrow's Columbus Day celebrations could turn violent, as various "antifa" anarchist groups have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues during Monday's holiday. [more]

    NZ scientists and media acknowledge cliamte change and ocean acidification

    How will climate change hurt our ocean species? Scientists investigate

    [contains this embedded article and ~ 5 min. video]
    Climate change professor issues warning to Kiwis
    50°C days by end of century [meanwhile they're happening NOW]

    Chris Hedges on the silencing of dissent

    Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left’: Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

    Las Vegas Mass Shooting - Mandalay Bay - Stephen Paddock a Lone Wolf

    [~ 32 min. video]

    Paul Craig Roberts on Las Vegas

    Through a glass darkly

    Sane Progressive censored on You Tube
    Sane Progressive’s video on Las Vegas shooting has been removed by You Tube

    Video censored and disappeared by You Tube

    Disappeared off You Tube – the first shots in Las Vegas

    As a large hole opens up on our Sun's atmosphere two major quakes poles apart strike the ring of fire! 3rd major quake in 24 hours

    Picking Up Nickels In Front Of Depression

    No one has informed the Idiocracy that the impossible is not possible...

    Contrary to popular belief, raising interest rates at the end of the cycle is not "reflationary". The amnesiac casino class have diligently forgotten that fact. They also seem to forget that the middle class was outsourced for special dividends, hence economic reflation under the current paradigm is totally impossible. But since it wasn't them who went under the bus, they are wholly oblivious to these salient facts...

    This, and Trump's imaginary tax cut, are what has been driving the melt-up [more]

  4. News Links, October 9, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Stunning U.S. Government Debt Increase In Past Few Days…. While No One Noticed

    Every economy at risk from climate change, IMF says

    Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

    Global economy's stubborn reality: plenty of work, not enough pay

    De-dollarization: The Only Russia Story That Matters
    The ultimate loser here will be the dollar. That's one more reason for investors to allocate part of their portfolios to assets such as gold.

    Schäuble: Another Financial Crisis Is Coming Due To Spiraling Global Debt, "New Bubbles"

    The Italian experiment and the truth about government debt

    One Day After Historic Saudi-Russian Summit, US Suspends Military Exercises With "Arab Allies"

    Is Saudi Arabia's Grand Strategy Shifting?

    Saudi Aramco signs five agreements with Russian companies

    U.S. civilians report mystery symptoms in Cuba

    The Permian Boom Is Coming To An End
    U.S. Distillate Stocks Drop Again As Refiners Struggle To Meet Demand
    Minerals & Energy from Ugo Bardi's "Extraction"
    Sneaky Trump Scheme Guarantees Profits of Coal and Nuclear Power Plant Owners
    Rising Costs Slow The Growth Of Nuclear Power

    Prince Charles warns that 'plastic is now on the menu' due to the amount ingested by fish

    Puerto Rico's farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria

    Scientists propose space shield to protect Earth from solar storms
    Good luck with that. We can't even maintain the infrastructure already built here on Earth. -- RF

    Storm relief strains US military as new report gives sober look at readiness

    The Spiraling Crisis of Puerto Rico

    Only 24% of Americans think their country is heading in the right direction: Poll

    Uncle Sam's Unfunded Promises

    America's Long History of Warfare

    And finally...
    Wells Fargo's Artificial Intelligence Defies Analysts, Slaps "Sell" on Google and Facebook
    No, this is not from The Onion. -- RF

  5. On the mattresses, I bet part of what they do is recycle old mattresses, cuz otherwise I can't imagine why they'd have a mountain of mattresses apparently laying around outside.

  6. Could you imagine trying to remove the 314th mattress up? It'd be like a giant game of Jenga with soft pieces!

    [Here's more on the 'polar opposite' earthquakes]

    Very strong shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.2 in the Balleny Islands region off Antarctica

    6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Buldir Island, Alaska

  7. At least 1,500 structures destroyed by Northern California wildfires as state of emergency declared

    Rare 'fire devil' captured on video as Portugal battles raging infernos

    Comet 01-ASAS-SN brightens unexpectedly

    Comet O1 ASAS-SN is a long-period comet, and it probably takes at least several thousand years to cruise around the Sun and come back - so being able to spot it right now is a wonderful treat.

    Departing Finance Minister Schaeuble warns: Another financial crisis coming

    Empty nets signal trouble for Columbia River salmon – “This is really different than anything we have ever seen”

    [the noose of starvation tightens ever so slowly]

    Trump chooses coal lobbyist to be Pruitt’s deputy at the EPA – “Halloween apparently came early this October because the nomination of Andrew Wheeler as Deputy EPA Administrator is absolutely horrifying”