Friday, October 27, 2017

Event Update For 2017-10-26

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

2017-10-26 - Unknown 'smell of gas' hits broad area across coastal Fareham (Britain):

Quote: "Engineers are investigating the cause of a ‘strong smell’ which has been wafting across the Fareham area today. Fareham Borough Council said it had received reports of the odd stench and that SGN staff looking into the cause."

Quote: "We have received reports of a strong smell of gas across Fareham. Gas engineers are on site investigating this."

Quote: "SGN have said there’s nothing so far to suggest came from its network."

Quote: "People on social media reported smelling gas in Titchfield Common, Park Gate and Locks Heath as well as in the town centre."

Note: This is at least the third time this city's been hit by an unknown rotten egg odor in just the last few months...

2017-10-26 - Unknown 'chemical smell' hits coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews have been called to Ryde to investigate a chemical smell. Crews rushed to a building on St Thomas Street following reports of the strange smell. An Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said crews remained at the scene."

Note: Ryde is about 8 miles south of Fareham, across The Solent (body of water) from Fareham. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-10-26 - Unknown 'gas smell' hits university building in Rochester (Minnesota):

Quote: "Three fire companies used hazardous materials monitors with gas detecting capability to walk through the entire building, but were unable to find any issues, Jungels said. All gas-burning appliances were checked, including the kitchen and roof top units, but no issues were found. Minnesota Energy responded to assist with the investigation; no gas was detected."

Note: Natural gas is odorless, so they add methyl mercaptan to it, which smells like rotten eggs. Methyl mercaptan is made with hydrogen sulfide. So people are confusing the smell of methyl mercaptan, the odorant added to propane and natural gas, with hydrogen sulfide. That's why so many people have reported 'smelling gas' but when responders or workers show up, they don't detect any natural gas. Natural gas detectors won't detect hydrogen sulfide. This has been happening over and over. Eventually there will be so much hydrogen sulfide blowing around that people will be dropping dead like flies, going insane, and fires and explosions will be rampant. Nobody on the surface of the Earth will be surviving that. We're just seeing who dies in what order as the credits for the Human Race Movie scroll by...

2017-10-26 - Unknown sulfury sewer odor blowing around in coastal Goleta (California):

2017-10-26 - Students sickened and develop skin rashes, unknown cause, at school in Barnsley (Britain):

2017-10-26 - Around 19 people sicken at office building, unknown cause, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "What caused 19 people to get sick and nearly 100 to be evacuated from an Oklahoma City building Thursday is still a mystery. KOCO’s Sky 5 flew over as employees were evacuated from the city’s Finance and Technology building on Main Street and Walker Avenue. 'We had a report that there were people on the second floor who were sick,' Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson told KOCO. After nine employees said they were feeling dizzy and light-headed, fire officials evacuated the second floor."

2017-10-26 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to Krasnojarsk (Russia):

Quote: "Updated: 2017-10-26 21:05:08 GMT A UTAir Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, flight UT-132 from Krasnojarsk to Tomsk (Russia) with 67 people on board, was climbing out of Krasnojarsk when the crew reported smell of smoke in the cabin and decided to return for a safe landing."

Note: This is the 96th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-26 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame at 6:30 AM, 100+ scrap cars burn, in Clarksville (Indiana):

2017-10-26 - Fireworks factory devastated by explosions and fire near coastal Jakarta (Indonesia), 47+ killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory on the western outskirts of Indonesia’s capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday (Oct 26), police said, and the death toll was expected to rise."

2017-10-26 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Donetsk (Ukraine), 5 injured:

Note: This is the 310th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-10-26 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 50+ scrap cars burn, in Sedgwick (Kansas):

2017-10-26 - Steel recycling center damaged by fire in Garland (Texas):

2017-10-26 - Boat, tractor, cars and barn destroyed by fire in Richmond (Indiana):

Quote: "Fire destroys old chicken barn, cars, boat and tractor..."

Note: This is the 927th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017, and this is the 1957th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-26 - School bus bursts into flame on Hartsville (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Darlington County School District says a school bus engine caught fire Thursday morning, but no students were on board."

Note: This is the 177th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 706th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:15 AM on I-81 near Inwood (West Virginia):

2017-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after midnight at gas station in Goshen (Indiana):

2017-10-26 - Four semi tractors destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM while parked at business, four more damaged, in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

Quote: "Eight trucks sustained damage in the fire, four were totaled."

2017-10-26 - Tractors and storage building destroyed by fire at lodge in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "He said a metal storage building with tractors, garden implements and insecticides was destroyed. May said everything inside the building was also destroyed."

Note: These are the 1958th-1965th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-26 - Dump truck bursts into flame on State Route 9 in La Verkin (Utah):

2017-10-26 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the M54 near Albrighton (Britain):

2017-10-26 - RV bursts into flame at rest area near I-77 in Iredell County (North Carolina):

Note: This is the 512th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-26 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Great Lakes Auto in Amber Township (Michigan):

2017-10-26 - Minivan bursts into flame near supermarket in Monroe (Georgia):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in Athens (Alabama):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at hotel on Rivers Avenue in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on State Route 429 in Winter Garden (Florida):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 5:15 AM at intersection in Trenton (Canada):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on the Newell Highway near Tichborne (Australia):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Coagh (Ireland), 4 miles from the coast, 1 injured:

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in coastal Shoreham-by-Sea (Britain):

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on Danepark Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Danepark Road, Hall Road, Hull. Thu 26 Oct 2017 20:59 (No:23206) Car fire. One hose reel."

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 26 October, 6.19pm Car fire, Fen Roundabout, A421, Magna Park, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Broughton attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on Humberville Road in Immingham (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Quote: "Humberville Road, Immingham. Thu 26 Oct 2017 19:14 (No:23187) Car involved in fire. Hose reel and Thermal Image Camera in use. Small tools to disconnect battery."

2017-10-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-79 near Weston (West Virginia):

2017-10-26 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Burma Drive in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Burma Drive, Hull. Thu 26 Oct 2017 12:25 (No:23163) Motorbike on fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-10-26 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Cowanesque (Pennsylvania):

2017-10-26 - Car and home destroyed by fire 3200 feet from the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg (New York):

Quote: "Ogdensburg fire Capt. Jim Lowery said firefighters arrived to find both the rear of the house and a car in the driveway on fire, so investigators are trying to determine which ignited first."

2017-10-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in Billings (Montana), 2 horses killed:

2017-10-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Boring (Oregon):

2017-10-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in Arthur (North Dakota):

2017-10-26 - Wildfire breaks out in Cleveland National Forest (California):

2017-10-26 - Wildfire rages near Rosarito (Mexico), smoke blows into California:

2017-10-26 - Huge stack of straw goes up in flames on Green End in Great Stukeley (Britain):

2017-10-26 - Lumber company destroyed by massive fire just after 4 AM in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-10-26 - Tire business heavily damaged by fire in Denver (Colorado), 1 injured:

2017-10-26 - Pawn shop damaged by fire just after 6 AM in Happy Valley (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-10-26 - Warehouse damaged by fire in Elkhart (Indiana):

2017-10-26 - Granite countertop business damaged by fire at 2:16 AM in Escondido (California):

2017-10-26 - Concrete business heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-10-26 - Home damaged by garage fire in Medford (Oregon):

2017-10-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-10-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in Winter Park (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-10-26 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM near Senecaville (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-10-26 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM in Gates (New York), 2 injured:

2017-10-26 - Mansion destroyed by fire in Benbrook (Texas):

2017-10-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2017-10-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-10-26 - Apartment complex heavily damaged by fire, two buildings burn, in Smyrna (Tennessee):

2017-10-26 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 1 AM near Clearfield (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-26 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3:45 AM near Fostoria (Ohio), 5 killed:

2017-10-26 - Deadly fire destroys home shortly before 4:30 AM in Hampton (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2017-10-26 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3:30 AM near Pinson (Alabama), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-26 - Deadly fire burns multi-family home in Toronto (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-10-26 - Vacant storage shed destroyed by fire in Bonita Springs (Florida):

2017-10-26 - Humpback whale washes up dead on beach in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

2017-10-26 - Horse found dead in creek in Browns Summit (North Carolina):

2017-10-26 - Man, 53 or 54, dies while driving, big rig crashes off road, on I-5 near Westley (California):

Quote: "A 54-year-old big rig driver was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on I-5 west of Westley on Thursday afternoon. The driver, a Cherry Valley (Riverside County) resident, was southbound on I-5 at about 3:30 p.m. when he veered off the road. The big rig went through a barbed wire fence and hit several fruit trees before the vehicle stopped, said California Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Olsen. 'He was found unconscious behind the wheel with no visible injuries,' Olsen said."

2017-10-26 - Infant found dead at home in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-10-26 - Man in his 40s drops dead in hotel room in Laredo (Texas):

2017-10-26 - Person found dead in Okauchee Lake in the Town of Oconomowoc (Wisconsin):

2017-10-26 - Woman, 59, found dead at property on 44th Avenue in Menominee (Michigan):

2017-10-26 - Man, 46, found dead in the water in coastal Hana (Hawaii):

2017-10-26 - Person slumps over dead on bench in coastal Victoria (Canada), 2900 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "The remains were found on a bench at the corner of Fort Street and Vancouver Street. Police say it was likely a medical issue."

2017-10-26 - Man, 27, drops dead on Columbus Street in Ottawa (Canada):

2017-10-26 - Person found dead in car on Workman Road in Cobourg (Canada):

2017-10-26 - Man, 56, found dead in swimming hole on the island of Rota (Northern Mariana Islands):

2017-10-26 - Boy, 6, found dead in canal in Howrah (India):

2017-10-26 - Boy, 9, found dead in drain in coastal Pasir Gudang (Malaysia):

2017-10-26 - Man found dead in King's Park in Croftfoot area in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-10-26 - Man found dead on the banks of the River Clyde in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-10-26 - Man found dead near the M5 in West Bromwich (Britain):

2017-10-26 - Driver has 'medical ailment', tanker truck veers off road, slams into vehicles and restaurant, in Richmond (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "The 18-wheeler was traveling southbound on the Grand Parkway when it veered across the median, onto the feeder road and then into the restaurant. The truck hit two vehicles in the process."

Quote: "Investigators say the driver suffered a medical ailment and was slumped over the wheel of the truck. The driver was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead."

2017-10-26 - Driver has 'medical emergency' or seizure, pickup slams into two vehicles, in Brockton (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

Quote: "'We think the driver of the truck may have had a medical emergency, maybe a seizure,' he said."

2017-10-26 - Man, 20, has seizure, car slams into RVs, near Scarywood (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "'It appears to be a medical situation where the driver of the car had a seizure or a seizure-like event,' Lasher said."

2017-10-26 - Woman has 'medical condition', car crashes into home, in Chenango (New York):

Quote: "According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, the female driver suffered a medical condition, which led to the crash."

2017-10-26 - Man, 21, has 'medical issue' shortly after 6 AM, car crashes on Missouri River bridge near St. Joseph (Missouri):

Quote: "A 21-year-old Atchison, Kansas, man suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident that caused traffic delays Thursday morning on the Bankers Crossing Bridge south of St. Joseph. The driver, whose name was not released, suffered a medical issue that caused his northbound Nissan Maxima to hit a guardrail on the south lane of the bridge."

2017-10-26 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode', car hits tree, in Walsall (Britain):

Quote: "The driver, a man in his 40s, is believed to have suffered 'a medical episode' at the wheel prior to the crash but managed to escape without injuries."

2017-10-26 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Goose Bay (Canada), engine problem:

2017-10-26 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Highway 14 in Tipton County (Tennessee), engine failure:

2017-10-26 - Small plane crashes near Springbank, west of Calgary (Canada), 2 killed:

2017-10-26 - Helicopter crashes into the sea near Svalbard (Norway), all 8 aboard feared dead:

Quote: "Rescuers are trying to find a Russian Mi-8 civilian helicopter that crashed into the sea with eight people on board in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Norway has sovereignty over Svalbard but Russia has a small coal-mining community in Barentsburg. The crash happened a few kilometres from there. Russia's consul there said five crew and three scientists were on board, all Russians. They are feared dead."

2017-10-26 - Train crashes into Army truck near Raseborg (Finland), 4 killed, many injured:

2017-10-26 - Tractor trailer veers off road before 6 AM, hits tractor trailer, fire erupts, near Desert Center (California), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-10-26 - Tractor trailer blows tire and crashes at 3 AM on US 75 in Anna (Texas), 3 injured:

2017-10-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-64 near Woodlawn (Illinois):

2017-10-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-49 in Grand Coteau (Louisiana):

2017-10-26 - Pickup truck crashes into tractor trailer in Salem (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "It appears that he may have experienced a medical emergency immediately prior to the crash, according to police. "

2017-10-26 - Car and adult daycare bus collide head-on in Lutherville-Timonium (Maryland), 1 killed, 10 injured:

2017-10-26 - Six cars crash on the M27 near coastal Fareham (Britain), 9 injured:

2017-10-26 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Kenton County (Kentucky), 5 killed:

2017-10-26 - Two cars crash, one hits home and bursts into flame, in coastal West Haven (Connecticut), 4 injured:

2017-10-26 - Naked man, 26, flees cops, breaks into home, assaults woman, found on rocks in creek, near Hermosa (Colorado):

Quote: "The woman pointed in the direction that Lucero fled, and the deputy chased him. He eventually found Lucero’s tracks and tracked him to Hermosa Creek, where he found the man sitting on rocks in the creek, Bender said. Other deputies arrived and negotiated with him for about 20 minutes. 'The man became agitated, and when deputies took him into custody, he resisted arrest,' Bender said. 'They were finally able to handcuff him, and he was transported to Mercy for evaluation. He was naked when deputies contacted him, and he continued to be naked until he was taken into custody and given a towel,' Bender said."

2017-10-26 - Man says he's covered in hazardous substance on I-30 in Mesquite (Texas):

Quote: "A man claiming that he was covered in a 'hazardous substance' caused I-30 to be closed for several hours Thursday morning. He was later taken into custody and transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for medical and psychiatric evaluation."

2017-10-26 - Two stray dogs attacking people in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2017-10-26 - Coyote attacks and injures pet dog in Springfield (Illinois):

2017-10-26 - Hillside collapses in McKinley Beach near Oakanagan Lake (Canada):

2017-10-26 - Sinkhole opens under bucket truck, truck crashes against building, in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-10-26 - Mudslide kills 5 siblings in Chiapas (Mexico):

2017-10-26 - Man, around 40, tries to take cellphone from another man then has 'medical emergency', in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "A preliminary investigation found that the two men, who knew each other, were at the scene when one of them jumped on the back of the other man in an attempt to take his cell phone. There was a struggle, and the man who attempted to take the phone experienced a medical emergency, Jamieson said."

2017-10-26 - Person collapses and stops breathing on street in coastal Skegness (Britain), 3400 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "An ambulance, paramedic car and police rushed to Skegness amid reports a person stopped breathing after falling in the street. Officers and paramedics were at the scene of the incident just before 2pm today, Thursday, October 26."

2017-10-26 - Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes southwest of Lompoc (California):

2017-10-26 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes in the San Pedro Channel near Huntington Beach (California):

2017-10-26 - These US cities are most vulnerable to major coastal flooding and sea level rise:

2017-10-26 - Are Antarctica's ice sheets near a climate tipping point?

Note: Tipping point's already in the rear view mirror...

2017-10-26 - Baseball-sized hail hits Formosa (Argentina), 1,000+ buildings damaged:

2017-10-26 - Thunderstorms with hail the size of golf balls hit areas in and around Newcastle (Australia):

2017-10-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Portland, Westbrook and South Portland (Maine):

2017-10-26 - Unseasonably cold temperatures head for the US Midwest and Plains:

2017-10-26 - Rare 'hole-punch clouds' shaped like UFOs seen over Dorset (Britain):

2017-10-26 - Monkeypox breaks out in Kano State (Nigeria):

2017-10-26 - Two-thirds of US baby foods test positive for arsenic, and many also contain lead and cadmium:

2017-10-26 - Puerto Rico’s solar future takes shape at children’s hospital, with Tesla batteries:

2017-10-26 - China's launch of 'petro-yuan' in two months sounds death knell for dollar's dominance:

2017-10-26 - Republican Senators kill rule allowing consumers to sue banks:

2017-10-26 - Two women and two dogs rescued from boat after being adrift at sea for five months, near Japan:

Quote: "Appel said they survived thanks to water purifiers and a year’s supply of dry food on board, including rice, pasta and oatmeal, according to the Navy."

2017-10-26 - Barack Obama called to jury duty in November in Cook County (Illinois):


  1. DAMN! What a way to start a report - all kinda (H2S) gas blowing around and one gigantic explosion! Holy CRAP!

    Hull has been sporadic this month, but mostly with MULTIPLE events on the days that JJFH events come to visit.

    Monkey pox looks awful, probably itches or burns and might even leave scars, but it isn't the goddamned PLAGUE!

    Panel slams JFK assassination records dump

    [~ 5.5 min. Anderson Cooper]

    Center of tropical storm Selma to make landfall in El Salvador: NHC video

    At least 19 dead in central Nepal bus accident: police

    At least 19 people were killed when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said. [more]

    Two photographers,100 miles apart, capture same bright meteor fireball as it flies over Arizona

    Burning meteor fireball passes over Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    Meteor fireball seen over Bellingham Bay, Washington

    Meteor fireball lights up the sky in Port Lincoln, South Australia; massive bangs heard

    Saturday, 28 October 2017
    A diplomatic incident: US diplomats in Cuba attacked ---by crickets

    Cuba - U.S. Diplomats Retreat In Horror ... Because ... 'Crickets'

    Sandy-Like Situation Developing? Tropical System to Merge With Potential Record-Breaking Nor’Easter by Sunday.

    [be sure to listen to CO Bob's musical interlude in the comments section - Broke Down South of Dallas]

    [more later, meeting oldest son for breakfast at Aunt Jenny's truck stop]

  2. (sorry, that's Aunt Jennie's)

    Cremated bodies in Puerto Rici not included in official death toll

    Puerto Rico Is Burning Its Dead, And We May Never Know How Many People The Hurricane Really Killed

    Models used to estimate past ocean temperatures might be based on a flawed assumption

    Scientists Just Found a Serious Flaw in Ocean Temperature Calculations
    Oh no.

    Models used to estimate past ocean temperatures might be based on a flawed assumption, according to new research.

    If true, it would mean our ancient seas were far cooler than previously calculated, and our planet's current warming trend is even more extraordinary than we thought. [more]

    The thickness, and thus volume of remaining Arctic sea-ice is much less than we think.

    Arctic Sea-Ice is much THINNER Than we Thought

    [15 min. Beckwith video]

    Ice volumes are lower by 11% to 25% depending on the overall thickness patterns.  [more]

    [yessirree - chalk it up to the mini-Ice Age and grand solar min.]

    A reversal of the horseshit the American media has been feeding the American people....

    Bombshell: Hillary Clinton, DNC Colluded With Russia In An Attempt To Steal The Election From Donald Trump

    Some JFK documents released

    The One Paragraph You Need To Read From The JFK Assassination Files That May Change Everything

    For clarity...

    ...the "Surgeon General's Report" on the assassination stated that the first bullet entered the President's throat below the adams apple, clearly showing that two persons were involved with the first shot being fired from the bridge across the park way in front of the car.

    To further substantiate this, POTITO said there was a bullet hole in the wind shield of the President's car...
    Not exactly the narrative that was sold to the world - and certainly not the narrative that J. Edgar Hoover proclaimed must be defended to the world. [more]

    [more below]

  3. What might a grid failure during an Antifa event mean?
    DoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill in early November

    Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set

    Elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part.

    “This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cellphone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,” Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, explained in an announcement.

    During the exercise, a designated DOD Headquarters entity will request county-by-county status reports for the 3,143 US counties and county equivalents, in order to gain situational awareness and to determine the extent of impact of the scenario. Army and Air Force MARS organizations will work in conjunction with the Amateur Radio community, primarily on the 60-meter interoperability channels as well as on HF NVIS frequencies and local VHF and UHF, non-Internet linked Amateur Radio repeaters.

    [wait, wtf? "they're" going to shut off communications for DAYS? Won't that hurt the economy? Uhm - this sounds really fishy, more like a marshal law prelude, or war with N. Korea happening during this "drill"]

    Mysterious light column appears in the sky over Feliciano, Argentina

    [wow! beam me up, Scotty!]

    Nurses in Puerto Rico See First-Hand Health Crisis from Climate Disasters

  4. Oil truck gets stuck after sinkhole opens up in Woodfin, North Carolina

    Surfer attacked by shark at Port Stephens, Australia

    75% of seal pups killed after Storm Ophelia batters Ramsey Island, Wales

    Wrong place, wrong time: Lost Tropical Kingbird turns up far north of normal range in Nova Scotia, Canada

    Dozens of seal pups killed during Storm Brian on the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Intense hailstorm in Cordoba, Argentina leaves hail accumulations of 1.5 m (4.9 feet) within 15 minutes

    Study finds ancient oceans were much colder than previously thought, implying global warming is unprecedented within the last 100 million years

    Progress on fire in West Virginia plastics and chemical warehouse, but questions remain about impacts

    Puerto Rico’s $300 million energy contract stirs controversy – FEMA has “significant concerns”, Governor requests audit – 72 percent of Puerto Rico still without power

    [continued below]

  5. Brazil’s Chapada dos Veadeiros park ravaged by largest fire in its history

    Senate Republicans launch new attack on U.S. peer-review panels

    New legislation introduced this week by Senator Rand Paul (R–KY) would fundamentally alter how grant proposals are reviewed at every federal agency by adding public members with no expertise in the research being vetted. The bill (S.1973) would eliminate the current in-house watchdog office within the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Alexandria, Virginia, and replace it with an entity that would randomly examine proposals chosen for funding to make sure the research will “deliver value to the taxpayer.” The legislation also calls for all federal grant applications to be made public. [more]

    Tar Sands pipeline that could rival Keystone XL quietly gets Trump approval

    Orcas headed to extinction unless we get them more chinook and quieter waters – “There is an urgency here that is not well-appreciated; they are certainly in jeopardy”

    [i'll take Extinction for 400, Jonny]
    How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 4: They Buy Politicians, And Incumbents Almost Always Win

    How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 5: The Endgame Is Complete And Utter Global Domination

    Earthquakes in strange places...Mag 6.0 - North of Franz Josef in the Arctic Circle is the 9th major quake of October

    A disease with no specific cure first seen in Taiwan in 1998 which infected 1.5 million people has hit St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean

    If you or anyone you know comes down with a sudden fever, sore throat and eventually painful red sores around the mouth and skin you may have contracted the Coxsackie Virus, which the St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Health claims is spreading in the Federation. [more]

    The Richest Man In Babylon

    What drove this week's epic rally? Tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy. The same thing that has driven this rally for the past 12 months. And in the process, they crowned a new world's richest man - the same man whose web site has successfully bypassed the entire U.S. economy. Single-handedly imploding every sector of the U.S. economy, book stores, apparel stores, department stores, music stores, sporting goods, grocers, auto parts, electronics, home appliances, jewellers, home goods, furniture, and this week, big pharma. With help from the Fed of course...

    Deja vu: last week the casino staged an epic rally into Friday closing at a new all time high. Then it fell this week through Wednesday. Then it staged another drive to all time highs...

    Any questions? [more]

    In Antarctica, Two Crucial Glaciers Accelerate Toward the Sea