Friday, October 20, 2017

Event Update For 2017-10-19

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

2017-10-19 - Unknown human-cat creature found in Malaysia:

Note: The authorities say it's a toy. Look at the video and watch it move, arch its neck, try to bite the hand of the person holding it. The latter indicates awareness of its surroundings. That's no toy. And if it were a toy then they'd have had no problem pointing to a web page where you could purchase one. Did they do that? Nope. I looked for it online myself and couldn't find anything remotely like that for sale anywhere, and if someone was selling these, they'd have ads up all over the place and they'd be making gobs of money and a name for themselves. So the authorities made up the toy story to hide the fact that this thing is real. I'm from the Show Me State - if they want to say it's a toy, fine, then show me a page where I can order one. It appears to be not a toy, but a genetic chimera, human-cat perhaps, or human-something anyway, something with claws and fangs, which was probably abandoned by its mother...

2017-10-19 - Unknown foul odor hits Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "'Strange smell,' said Cedar Rapids Resident Bo Johnson. 'It's smelly. It's stinky.' 'It was nauseating,' said Tara Farris. 'It was really bad.' 'It just smelled awful. I thought somebody had passed gas,' said Trenton Richard. 'I don't know what it was but it was the most disgusting thing ever.' It's the sniff without a source that has people in Cedar Rapids on edge."

2017-10-19 - Unknown 'smell of gas' hits train in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "The rail company closed Dalmarnock Train Station at around 3.30pm on Thursday and cancelled low level services leaving from Glasgow Central Station while emergency services investigated a reported smell of gas. No gas was found and services resumed at 6.20pm."

Quote: "When we were passing through the tunnel between Bridgeton and Dalmarnock the smell of gas was intoxicating and I felt sick. Some folk were joking about not striking a match but I didn’t feel very comfortable passing through it. It was really strong and filled the whole train."

Quote: "A spokeswoman for ScotRail Alliance said investigations showed the smell was not the result of a gas leak."

Note: Excellent, not natural gas. So probably just some poison gas then...

2017-10-19 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 2 AM, 80+ scrap cars burn, in Red Lodge, near Mildenhall (Britain):

Quote: "The fire involved around 80-100 cars and they were all well alight when we arrived..."

2017-10-19 - Lakeside Kandawgyi Palace destroyed by massive fire at 3 AM in Yangon (Myanmar), 2+ killed:

2017-10-19 - California wildfire update - 42 killed, 7000 homes/businesses destroyed:$1b-in-damage-burn-7000-buildings/2551807/

2017-10-19 - Tanker ship 'Atlantic Symphony' damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Rotterdam (Netherlands):,tugs-help-control-tanker-fire-and-explosion_49615.htm

Quote: "On Oct 19, 2017, an explosion with ensuing fire rocked the 'Atlantic Symphony' which was berthed at the Koole Terminal in the industrial area Vondelingenplaat in Rotterdam with a cargo of coconut oil. A flame of 50 meters height and the smoke clouds were seen as far as from the Maas lock, Vlaardingen and Schiedam."

2017-10-19 - Boat bursts into flame at 5:22 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Wenatchee (Washington):

Quote: "A fire that began Thursday morning in a boat and then spread to a house has been turned over to Wenatchee police for investigation. 'With no obvious ignition sources, the fire is suspicious in nature,' said Fire District 1 Chief Mike Burnett."

Note: Seeing as the AIR can spontaneously ignite now, not all ignitions are going to have obvious sources. This guy might want to figure out what's going on if he wants to stay alive. Odds are that he won't do either. These are the 916th and 917th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-19 - School bus bursts into flame on Dunvalin Way in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2017-10-19 - School bus bursts into flame near Sparta Road in Caroline County (Virginia):

Note: These are the 171st and 172nd school buses to burn in 2017, and these are the 694th and 695th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-10-19 - Transit bus bursts into flame on I-495 near the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen (New Jersey):

2017-10-19 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway in Udupi (India):

Note: These are the 696th and 697th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on M-115 at South 25 Road in Boon (Michigan):

Quote: "The cause of the fire remains undetermined, Fleischfresser said. 'Something sparked in there and got something going,' he said. 'All scrap metal cars and scrap metal.'"

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New Jersey Turnpike near the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth (New Jersey), 2 crashes too:

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near apartments in Livingston (New Jersey):

2017-10-19 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Dublin Road in Bergen (New York):

2017-10-19 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Woodworth (North Dakota):

Note: These are the 1916th, 1917th, 1918th, 1919th, 1920th and 1921st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-19 - Box truck bursts into flame on Route 1 in Newark (Delaware):

2017-10-19 - Truck bursts into flame on the A30 in Launceston (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Van bursts into flame on street in Palm Springs (California):

2017-10-19 - Van bursts into flame at business in Ross-on-Wye (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Minivan bursts into flame on road in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-10-19 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at apartments on Fotis Drive in DeKalb (Illinois):

2017-10-19 - SUV bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2017-10-19 - SUV bursts into flame on the A5 in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Quatman Road in Lexington Park (Maryland):

2017-10-19 - Police car bursts into flame on I-70 in Denver (Colorado):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home in St. George (Utah):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in Columbia (Missouri):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Cedar Street in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Coburg Road in Eugene (Oregon):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at 2:04 AM on Erindale Drive in Oxley (Australia):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at The Wyke Equestrian Cente in Shifnal (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at 12:18 AM on the M5 near Cullompton (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Little Marlow Road in Marlow (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 19 October, 8.41am Car fire, Little Marlow Road, Marlow. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-10-19 - Scooter bursts into flame on path in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2017-10-19 - In separate incidents, two barns go up in flames within an hour in Wethersfield (New York):

2017-10-19 - Barn destroyed by fire near Laurencekirk (Scotland):

2017-10-19 - Wildfire breaks out, grows quickly to 2500 acres, near Eager (Arizona):

2017-10-19 - Wildfire rages on the island of New Caledonia:

2017-10-19 - Fine art gallery heavily damaged by fire in Springville (Utah):

2017-10-19 - High-rise commercial building heavily damaged by fire in Kolkata (India):

2017-10-19 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Mohave Valley (Arizona):

2017-10-19 - Mobile home destroyed by fire before 6 AM in Sand Springs (Oklahoma), 7 pets killed:

2017-10-19 - Home damaged by garage fire at 3:30 AM, garage destroyed, in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Loveland (Colorado), cat killed, nobody there:

2017-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by carport fire at 12:40 AM in Atherton (California), 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 5 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire just before 1 AM in Canaan (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire in Bethel (North Carolina):

2017-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Pennfield Township (Michigan):

2017-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire in High Point (North Carolina):

2017-10-19 - Home destroyed by garage fire and explosions in Charleswood (Canada):

2017-10-19 - Two homes destroyed by fire shortly before 3 AM in Kennewick (Washington), near the Columbia River:

2017-10-19 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Dover (New Hampshire):

2017-10-19 - Five multi-family homes go up in flames, two destroyed, on Island Avenue in Sanford (Maine):

2017-10-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire before 3 AM in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire on Waterfront Drive on Humber Bay in Etobicoke (Canada), firefighter collapses:

Quote: "Toronto fire crews brought the blaze at 2067 Waterfront Dr. under control Thursday night, but a firefighter was taken to hospital after collapsing at the scene..."

Quote: "Toronto paramedics said they weren’t sure if the firefighter’s collapse was related to the fire. Pegg said the man suffered a 'medical event' but wouldn’t speculate on the cause."

2017-10-19 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 7:13 AM in Bethsadia (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-10-19 - Deadly basement fire burns commercial building shortly after 7:30 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-10-19 - Vacant home burns in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-10-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11:40 PM in Oak Ridge (Tennessee):

2017-10-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM in Modesto (California):

2017-10-19 - Vacant church burns in Keokuk (Illinois):

2017-10-19 - Vacant factory destroyed by huge fire in Erdington (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM on waterfront in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

2017-10-19 - Man has 'medical problem' and drops dead in parking garage in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-10-19 - Man, 20, found dead in alley at 2:30 AM in Chicago (Illinois), possible toppler:

2017-10-19 - Man, 30, found dead in submerged car in pond near Bradley Junction (Florida):

2017-10-19 - Man, 88, found dead in canal in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-10-19 - Man found dead in the Yakima River in Yakima County (Washington):

2017-10-19 - Person found dead in submerged car in the Mohawk River near Halfmoon (New York):

2017-10-19 - Man, 52, found dead in field in Effingham (Illinois):

2017-10-19 - Person found dead at car wash in Jacksonville (North Carolina):

2017-10-19 - Man, 50, found dead and face down in water in ditch near church in Farmington (New Mexico):

2017-10-19 - Person found dead near Branigan Park in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2017-10-19 - Man dies while snorkeling with wife at coastal Heron Island (Australia):

2017-10-19 - Man, 45, dies in the water at beach on the island of Barbados:

2017-10-19 - Man found dead in the Maas River near the village of Balgoy (Netherlands):

2017-10-19 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2017-10-19 - Man found dead on street in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2017-10-19 - Boy, 17, found dead in river in coastal Clarendon Parish on the island of Jamaica:

2017-10-19 - Woman, 50, found dead in the water in coastal Mossel Bay (South Africa):

2017-10-19 - Man drops dead before 2 AM on Adair Lane in Temple Bar area in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-10-19 - Man in his 50s found dead in the River Mersey in Liverpool (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Man, 29, has 'medical incident' and drops dead at police station in Tonbridge (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Man, 56, has 'medical condition', pickup hits wall, in Kennewick (Washington), near the Columbia River, 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical condition sent a Kennewick man crashing onto a small rock wall at a roundabout. The 56-year-old man lost control of his Toyota pickup at 11 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Union Street."

2017-10-19 - Woman, 62, has 'medical condition', pickup hits tree, on Old Lake Road in Buckhead (North Carolina), 2 injured:

Quote: "Troopers said the woman was traveling south on Old Lake Road when she ran off the road to the right and hit a tree. Troopers believe she had a medical condition prior to the crash."

2017-10-19 - Woman has 'medical event', car slams into dental business, on River Road in Medicine Hat (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Medicine Hat City Police say the female driver of a car involved in a rollover on River Road last night, suffered a medical event prior to crash. The car hit the River Dental building around 4:30 in the afternoon. The woman was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and her medical event."

2017-10-19 - Small plane crashes east of Willcox (Arizona), 1 killed:

2017-10-19 - Small plane crashes in Wheeler (Illinois), engine failure, 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Freight train derails in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2017-10-19 - Tanker truck overturns in the wee hours on highway en route to coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, on I-24 in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-79 in Lost Creek (West Virginia):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer overturns at midnight on I-5 in coastal Olympia (Washington):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on Tolle Lane near Godfrey (Illinois):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-25 near Castle Rock (Colorado):

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer overturns into ditch in Malay Falls (Canada), 5 miles from the coast, 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 1 AM, crashes into home, in Daventry (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-10-19 - Pickup truck and van crash, fire erupts, in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida), 3 injured:

2017-10-19 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits minivan head-on, near Sisseton (South Dakota), 2 killed:

2017-10-19 - Pickup truck veers off road, slams into apartment building, in Silver Spring (Maryland), 1+ injured:

2017-10-19 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Centralia (Missouri), 3 injured:

2017-10-19 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 101 near coastal Gaviota (California):

2017-10-19 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Moraga (California):

2017-10-19 - Naked man goes nuts and damages car(s) at midnight in Chikanga, Mutare (Zimbabwe):

Quote: "I arrived at around 2am and residents had managed to restrain him. Witnesses told me that he was demanding my Benz, but what puzzled me most was that he did all this while stark naked. I think he was possessed because what he did was not normal..."

2017-10-19 - Woman has 'medical incident' and collapses while crossing street near the Windsor Bridge over the River Thames (Britain):

Quote: "A woman suffered a medical incident on Upper Bristol Road, bringing traffic to a standstill. First reports from witnesses indicated that the woman had been involved in a collision with a bus. But it has since emerged that a First Bus driver saw the lady fall as she crossed the road and stopped the bus he was driving to protect her from traffic."

2017-10-19 - Woman pulled unconscious from lake at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (Britain):

2017-10-19 - Global temperatures have passed 1.5C above preindustrial levels:

2017-10-19 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean south of the Ryukyu Islands (Japan):

2017-10-19 - Earthquake swarm hits Mammoth Lakes (California), 185 tremors and counting:

2017-10-19 - California drills to prepare 9.3 million people for inevitable M7+ earthquake:

2017-10-19 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Tomahawk Lagoon in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

2017-10-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit southern Spain:

2017-10-19 - Daytime meteor seen over Connecticut and adjacent states:

2017-10-19 - Siberian village besieged by polar bears as hundreds of terrified walruses fall 38 meters to their deaths:

2017-10-19 - ‘Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking’ - Puerto Rico faces a demographic disaster:

2017-10-19 - Trump has killed more civilians with illegal drone strikes in 9 months than Obama did in 8 years:

2017-10-19 - Facebook has become 'giant arm of US intel':

2017-10-19 - Southwest Airlines has first 'unmanned' flight - all women in crew - from St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Southwest Airlines celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The flight was staffed with an all-female crew, including two pilots."

2017-10-19 - Woman trades one packet of McDonald's szechuan sauce for a car in Macomb (Michigan):


  1. Last night we saw a group that, you'd swear, was right out of "band camp." Clean-cut, multi-instrumentalists - lead singer played mediocre guitar but had a good voice and did percussion back-up, phenom lead guitarist was a Matt Damon-ish lookin' guy, bass player and drummer were excellent and they had a super TRUMPET player. We've seen so many talented bands, lately playing instruments you don't see every day. (one band a week ago - their horn player also had an e-wi - short for electronic wind instrument, which can sound like a ton of different horns and also makes that distinctive and haunting ocarina reggae sound). The dj's that come through here are amazing also. My favorite lately is a young, nerdy lookin' "kid" who wears a backpack (in which he carries some of his gear), so the name kinda stuck to him - he goes by "back pack." Kid can weave magic with all that electronic stuff, get everyone up dancing, while taking you on a trance-like sonic journey, complete with floor-shaking bass, and tons of "samples" mixed in (like the Kung Fu opening theme, fleeting vaguely recognizable advert or cartoon sounds, and spacey, other-worldly creations).

    People gettin' wackier every day. Pretty long list of homes being destroyed by fire on this day, geez.

    The race to save coffee

    Las Vegas Terror Attack: Clear Evidence of Multiple Shooters at Multiple Hotels

    Three weeks on and there's still no proper account of what happened on the Las Vegas Strip on the night of October 1st 2017. The official investigation and mainstream media coverage has focused on the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival venue, apparently conducted exclusively by 64-year-old gambler Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino resort, providing the public with a nonsensical timeline and a highly suspicious explanation of events as detailed by Joe Quinn in this article.

    Since then, survivors from among the 22,000 people in attendance at the venue, along with other guests, residents and employees present on the Strip that night, have begun speaking out about what they saw and heard and to say their statements diverge from the official narrative would be a massive understatement.
    a picture emerges of terror and chaos deliberately spread over a much larger area than just the venue, a picture that casts further doubt on the official story of a lone gunman. [more]

    Texas officials forcing hurricane victims to pledge loyalty to Israel to receive funding-seriously

    According to official documents, Hurricane Harvey victims reportedly have to agree to not "boycott Israel," in order to receive aid to rebuild their homes. [more; wtf? yeah, more below]

    Saturday, 21 October 2017
    Israel boycott supporters refused hurricane relief in Houston!

    Support a boycott of the nazi state of Israel? Say goodbye to post-hurricane assistance!

    Houston Suburb Won’t Give Hurricane Relief To BDS Supporters

    To get Harvey relief funds, residents of Dickinson must vow not to boycott Israel [more]

    [continued below]

    1. Well that's just lovely about Texas storm victims not being able to get funding unless they swear not to boycott Israel. What's next? Will we have to swear fealty to Schlomo, Moses and Mordecai before we buy a car? Or a house? Or take a leak?

  2. North Alabama records strongest earthquake this year

    What's believed to be the strongest earthquake to be detected in north Alabama this year occurred Friday morning near Scottsboro.

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake was detected about 10:38 a.m. [more]

    Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and transport disruption

    The UK is facing gale-force winds and possible flooding from Storm Brian - days after three people died in Ireland in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia. [more]

    Elephant killed by lightning bolt in Kruger National Park, South Africa

    Air and water pollution is killing millions of people a year and the world is reaching 'crisis point'

    [oh, NOW they notice - way too late, people]

    Madagascar Plague outbreak has killed 57 and infected over 600 according to WHO

    When drought and fires in the rainforests becomes "normal"

    Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests

    California fire danger set to worsen

    New Fire Danger Threatens to Worsen Most Disastrous Wildfire Season in California History

    A record-breaking heat wave will build over Southern California over the weekend and peak on Tuesday, bringing triple-digit temperatures that could set marks for the hottest temperatures ever recorded so late in the year in the Los Angeles area. Accompanying the heat will be the notorious Santa Ana winds, which will bring a multi-day period of critical fire danger, Saturday through Tuesday. [more]

    [more below]

  3. Super Typhoon Lan headed for Japan

    The strongest storm on Earth right now is heading for Japan

    Super Typhoon Lan has been undergoing rapid intensification on Thursday night and Friday, and may reach Category 5 intensity by Saturday morning. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour as of Friday afternoon, eastern time, and was still slowly intensifying.

    Super Typhoon Lan is in a favorable environment for strengthening, and is likely on a collision course with highly populated areas of Japan while in a weaker, but still formidable state.

    One characteristic of this storm that's clear from satellite imagery is that it has developed a massive eye about 50 miles in diameter. To put that into perspective, if you put the center of the storm on top of Manhattan, it would encompass parts of New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley of New York, southwestern Connecticut, and western Long Island. [more]

    Saturday, 21 October 2017
    Greenland's tsunami


    [~ 2.5 min. video; a 300 foot wave(!) triggered by landslide caused by thawing permafrost]

    Is Trump preparing for war?

    Trump Signs Executive Order to RECALL 1,000 Combat Pilots to Air Force!

    U.S. Guided Missile Cruiser Given "WARNO" for Tomahawk Missile Launch Against North Korea [more]

    Breakthrough in explaining the largest gravity anomaly of the Indian Ocean Geoid Low (IOGL)

    One of the most outstanding problems in Earth Sciences is the existence of the Indian Ocean geoid low. It is the lowest geoid/gravity anomaly on Earth and so far no consensus existed regarding its source. [more]

    TWO underwater pyramids found off Florida video

    Not far from the coast of Florida, on the ocean floor, there are two huge underwater pyramids. [more]

    Suspicious odor hits 6 workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation

    Six workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation reported an onion-like smell Wednesday afternoon, October 18, 2017, that may have been chemical vapors.

    The workers were near a changing trailer outside the TX Tank Farm preparing for routine electrical maintenance when the smelled the suspicious odor. [more]

    A String Of Dangerous Accidents In Alaska Sends BP Reeling, Emails Show

    Internal emails, recordings, interviews, and other documentation obtained by BuzzFeed News show how BP Alaska executives are struggling to “reset” the company’s safety culture after five dangerous accidents this year alone.

    At least 27 accidents happened at BP’s oil and gas operations in Alaska this year, including five that risked the lives of dozens of workers, BuzzFeed News has learned. [more]

    The Idiocracy Is Wandering In The Desert

    The old age home has had a good run, but they're out of dumbfuck ideas...and getting dumber with each passing day. Nature is compassionate in this way. They never see it coming...

  4. I trust everyone is surviving at present - Jonny, Mike and Fran, specifically - with good health.

    Absolutely beautiful summer day, here in late October, in southern Chester County, PA. It's supposed to be sunny and calm all day, high in the mid-70s. Next week we're due for rain and cooler temps (they've backed off from "plummeting").

    Rampaging wild boars attack people in Heide, Germany

    Four people were injured after squealing boars descended on the small city of Heide in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Friday morning.

    Two fully-grown, "aggressive" wild boars - a male and a female - stormed into the city center shortly after 9 a.m. according to local police statements.

    The male then entered the building of a local bank and began attacking people inside before a local hunter was able to shoot and kill the animal. The second boar managed to escape amid the commotion.

    Before the shot was fired, emergency services had used ladders to evacuate people from the building's upper-story windows.

    Earlier in the day, the male boar had injured a woman after entering an optician's. [more]

    Reports of ashfall as Tinakula volcano erupts in the Solomon Islands

    Villages on nearby islands have reported heavy ashfall. [more]

    25ft whale washes up on beach in East Yorkshire, UK

    The whale carcass follows a number of sharks which have washed up on East Yorkshire beaches in the past year. [more]

    Lightning bolt kills family of three in Rwanda; total of 18 fatalities in 2 weeks

    In the last two weeks, lightning has claimed 18 people in different parts of the country. [more]

    The mystery boom that shook northeast British Columbia was probably a fireball says astronomer

    Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

    [more below]

  5. 'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

    "Each year, the glacier is 15 feet thinner." [more]

    Calif. Evacuees Stunned By Wildfire Devastation

    [1.25 min. video]

    California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

    [not to mention that they have no place to live and possibly no school building to go to]

    The Florida Keys took another hit — head-on collision shuts down highway for hours

    "an apparent head-on collision between a fuel tanker going northbound and a utility line truck" at around 1 p.m. Friday in Cudjoe Key, ground zero for Hurricane Irma’s destruction, causing the Overseas Highway to completely shut down for three hours in both directions. [more]

    A huge salmon die-off is happening -- and our cars might be responsible

    “Coho have not done well where a lot of human activity impacts their habitat,” said Nat Scholz, a research zoologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s to say the least. [more; extends to all species we come into contact with - even other HUMAN species]

    Why It's So Hard To Turn The Lights Back On In Puerto Rico

    Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, almost 80 percent of the territory is still without power. While nobody expected a quick restoration of Puerto Rico's badly outdated power grid, officials have estimated that it could take at least six months.
    Puerto Rico's slow restoration is in stark contrast to Florida after Hurricane Irma hit. [see graph]

    An outdated, aboveground power grid coupled with a comparative shortage of utility workers have hobbled efforts to restore power.

    [remember too, in many cases roads and bridges need to be replace to even GET TO the affected areas]

    Irma is long gone, but South Florida’s watery wilderness is still feeling the pain

    Read more here:

    Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County is most destructive in state history

    [(62) panel slideshow and some text]