Friday, November 3, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-02

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

2017-11-02 - Foul odor hits school in Las Vegas (Nevada), school evacuated:

Quote: "Las Vegas Fire and Rescue investigated reports of a foul odor at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School, near Elkhorn Road and Buffalo Drive."

Quote: "After an extensive search of the school by firefighters of the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials Response Team and technicians of Southwest Gas, nothing unusual or out of the ordinary was found in the school. Crews took extra precautions after two students were transported to local hospitals after complaining of difficulty breathing."

Quote: "Two kids were taken to an area hospital by LVFR for unrelated pre-existing medical issues."

2017-11-02 - Unknown chemical-sewage smell hits Des Moines (Iowa):

Quote: "One of those complaints came from the center of downtown near the Civic Center, and the caller described the odor as a chemical smell. The other was a sewage smell along East Walnut."

2017-11-02 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Geologist and Weather Expert Dr. Pat Abbott told Fox 5 it's likely the answer lies above us. 'If anything happened in the ground we would have known, because we monitor that.  So, that means it’s up in the atmosphere,' said Dr. Abbott."

Quote: "USGS did not report any earthquakes in the area around that time. A training session at Camp Pendleton was scheduled for Thursday, although military officials said the impact from live mortar fire would not be felt or heard to the degree it was reported. A local rock quarry told Fox 5, a blast was conducted, but it was yesterday. U.S. Navy officials said jets launched off the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, but it wasn't until after 11 a.m."

Quote: "In Skyline, a woman heard the boom just before 11 a.m. '[I heard it] about 15 minutes ago. Not sure of the direction. But my house shook and my curtains blew inward.'"

Note: So all the military possibilities were eliminated, it wasn't an earthquake, and it wasn't quarry work. The windows blowing inward was the result of a shockwave from an explosion though, probably somewhere off the coast. San Diego is about 80 miles southeast of Huntington Beach, where hydrogen sulfide's been blowing in off the ocean and a committee has been formed to find out why, last mentioned in the 2017-10-02 update. When the ocean belches up gases, it's likely to be a combination of methane and hydrogen sulfide, both explosively flammable. If the concentration is high enough, then the bubble of gas may auto-ignite and explode as soon as it reaches the atmosphere at the surface of the ocean. If it's not concentrated enough for auto-ignition then it may just blow ashore and induce fires or 'electrical explosions' and/or sicken or kill people. So the explosion might actually have been a good thing, in a way - some gases would burn off in the explosion and the explosion itself would help disperse whatever was left. Still, poison gas blowing ashore, huge shockwave-generating explosions, record-breaking 'blast furnace' type wildfires destroying large swaths of land, cars regularly bursting into flame and igniting brush fires, these are obviously not good signs...

2017-11-02 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to coastal Cork (Ireland):

Quote: "An investigation is underway after smoke was discovered on an Aer Lingus flight earlier. The plane was directed back to Cork Airport after smoke was discovered on-board. It is believed it was found in the cockpit of the Aer Lingus plane, which was en-route to London Heathrow."

Note: This is the 99th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-02 - Plague outbreak plunges Madagascar into a state of emergency:

2017-11-02 - Chemical plant heavily damaged by huge fire at 1 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-02 - Mattress foam factory heavily damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-02 - Home destroyed by explosion at 5:45 AM in Sultan (Washington), near the Skykomish River:

Note: This is the 315th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-11-02 - Factory explodes in Trafford Park (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Scott City (Missouri):

2017-11-02 - Fishing vessel 'Moonshadow' damaged by fire in coastal Petersburg (Alaska):

2017-11-02 - Tour boat bursts into flame near coastal Mabul Island (Malaysia):

Note: Two men, ages 26 and 30, just died in the water at a resort on Mabul Island too, mentioned in the 2017-10-28 update...

2017-11-02 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake of the Ozarks near Osage Beach (Missouri):

2017-11-02 - Boats, trucks, farm equipment and barn destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM in Summitville (Ohio):

Quote: "Franklin Township Fire Chief Jim May said the large four-bay barn housed farming equipment, trucks and boats — not the Angus breeding cattle Bergfeld is known for. No injuries were reported."

2017-11-02 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Quelimane (Mozambique), 4 killed, 1 injured:

Note: These are the 940th, 941st, 942nd, 943rd, 944th and 945th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-02 - School bus bursts into flame on Southside Road in Clarksville (Tennessee):

Note: This is the 180th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 730th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer and propane dealership go up in flames in Douglasville (Georgia):

Quote: "Douglasville Police believes this is accidental in nature. Investigators are zeroing on a delivery vehicle on site as the possible ignition source."

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Water Street in Toowoomba (Australia):

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the N56 in Letterkenny (Ireland):

Note: These are the 1999th, 2000th and 2001st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-02 - Box truck bursts into flame just after 6:30 AM on I-10 in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2017-11-02 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A38 between Little Eaton and Kilburn (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Ambulance bursts into flame at 5:40 AM on street in Bullhead City (Arizona):

2017-11-02 - Ambulance explodes into flame outside Stobhill Hospital in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-11-02 - Van, minivan and trailer destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at home in Morgan Hill (California):

2017-11-02 - Brand new police van bursts into flame on street in Roodepoort (South Africa):

Quote: "Brand new police van mysteriously catches fire..."

2017-11-02 - Van bursts into flame on the A47 near Guyhirn (Britain):

2017-11-02 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in Greenville (North Carolina):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame inside garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Brookeville (Maryland), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials say the fire quickly spread across the entire house after it started in the garage from an accidental car malfunction. Two people were reported inside the home at the time of the fire, leaving one resident suffering from smoke inhalation and burns."

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame at 12:20 AM while parked in garage at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at McDonald's on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala (Florida):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame at 7 AM at home on South Cole Court in Spring Valley (New York):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 79 in Robertson County (Texas):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Peterborough (Canada):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame on Macindoe Crescent in coastal Kirkcaldy (Scotland), 1 injured:

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark on Caernarfon Road in Bangor (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M20 near Ashford (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame on the  A3 near Guildford (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame at 7:07 AM on the A40 in Hillingdon (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Car bursts into flame on York Street in New Bilton, Rugby (Britain):

2017-11-02 - Car, garage and shed destroyed by fire at home in Cameron (North Carolina):

Quote: "Originally called in as a shed fire, it included a garage with a car, a generator, some propane tanks and an acetylene tank. Plastic siding from a nearby house melted, as did the taillights of a car that was about a 100 feet away from the building."

2017-11-02 - Auto shop destroyed by fire near Utica (Kentucky), nobody there:

2017-11-02 - Auto parts business damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Portland (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-11-02 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire, 16 units burn, on Semoran Boulevard in Orlando (Florida):

2017-11-02 - Four businesses damaged by fire at 5:26 AM in Teaneck (New Jersey):

2017-11-02 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just before 4 AM near Tulare (California), 2 injured:

2017-11-02 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Oakland (California), 2 injured:

2017-11-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Dover (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2017-11-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at midnight in Wichita (Kansas), 1 injured:

2017-11-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:58 AM in Luling (Louisiana):

2017-11-02 - Home destroyed by fire in Edison (New Jersey):

2017-11-02 - Multi-family home damaged by fire just before midnight in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-11-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:20 AM in New Richmond (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-11-02 - Deadly fire destroys home in Lucas (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-11-02 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Kingsville Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-11-02 - Vacant building heavily damaged by fire just before 11 PM in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-11-02 - Vacant home burns at 12:20 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-11-02 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-11-02 - Vacant home burns in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-11-02 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Bellwood area in Andalusia (Alabama):

2017-11-02 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM on 210th Street in Brewster (Minnesota):

2017-11-02 - Vacant mill burns at 6:34 AM along the Mousam River on River Street in Sanford (Maine):

2017-11-02 - Sperm whale washes ashore and dies on coastal Oak Island (North Carolina):

2017-11-02 - Whale found dead in the sea near Frontignan (France):,1581685.php

2017-11-02 - More than 300 sea turtles found dead off the coast of El Salvador:

Quote: "Hundreds of dead sea turtles have been found floating off El Salvador's Pacific coast, leaving officials scratching their heads as to what caused the massacre. The environment ministry said on Twitter on Thursday that its officers 'found between 300 and 400 dead sea turtles floating around seven nautical miles (eight miles, or 13 kilometers) offshore from Jiquilisco Bay.' Most of the animals were decomposing when they were found, the ministry said, without giving their species. 'We don't know what caused the sea turtles' death,' the ministry said, adding that laboratory tests would be carried out."

2017-11-02 - Two girls, 6 and 8, found dead in watery pit near Mudukulathur (India):

2017-11-02 - Woman, 31, Navy sailor, found dead in room at the Ocean Beach Club Resort in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-11-02 - Man, 78, dies while fishing on dock then topples into pond, in Winchester (Kentucky):

Quote: "An elderly man is dead after suffering a medical emergency while fishing at the Clark County Fish and Game Club. According to the Clark County coroner, Lawrence Barrett, 78, was fishing off the dock at the club when he had a heart attack and fell in the water."

Quote: "The coroner explains Barrett did not drown, and he found no sign of trauma."

2017-11-02 - Man, 28, found dead in submerged SUV in the Kings River near Reedley (California):

2017-11-02 - Man, 40, found dead in the water near pier in coastal Shady Side (Maryland):

2017-11-02 - Man found dead in the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

2017-11-02 - Man found dead in the Stillaguamish River near Arlington (Washington):

2017-11-02 - Person found dead in the Ohio River in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2017-11-02 - Man drops dead outside apartment building in Murray (Utah):

Quote: "Investigators tell ABC4 there was nothing suspicious about his death, 'other than his age'."

Note: So he was young-ish...

2017-11-02 - Man in his 20s found dead in the Delaware River near New Castle (Delaware):

2017-11-02 - Man, 66, found dead in the Mississippi River near Tunica (Mississippi), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2017-11-02 - Woman, 46, falls into the water and dies at marina in coastal North Fort Myers (Florida):

2017-11-02 - Man, 61, sheriff's deputy, drops dead during physical exam in Richmond County (Georgia):

2017-11-02 - Man, 60, drops dead at home in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

Quote: "He did yoga every day and appeared so fit. It’s a shock, really."

2017-11-02 - Man, 52, found dead in ravine near his home in Drexel (North Carolina):

2017-11-02 - Man, 24, found dead in ditch in Nashwauk Township (Minnesota):

2017-11-02 - Person found dead in pond in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2017-11-02 - Person found dead near the shore of Maple Bay (Canada):

2017-11-02 - Man, soldier, found dead in the Khauraha River in Bardiya National Park (Nepal):

2017-11-02 - Boy, 7, falls into temple pond and dies in Kerala (India):

2017-11-02 - Man in his 50s has 'medical issue', car slams into business, in Beaumont (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver experiencing a medical issue jumped the curb on westbound Calder Avenue, knocking down a lamp post, tree and sprinkler system before crossing over 4th Street and crashing into the side wall of Cocomo Joe's Thursday. The driver, a male in his 50's, was taken to the hospital with injuries."

2017-11-02 - Small plane crashes into lake at Painted Desert Golf Course in Las Vegas (Nevada), engine failure, 2 injured:

2017-11-02 - Small plane veers off runway and crashes at takeoff from airport in Turners Falls (Massachusetts):

2017-11-02 - Small plane makes emergency landing in Redding (California), engine failure:

2017-11-02 - Tanker truck slams into cars in traffic, fire erupts, in coastal Changwon (South Korea), 4 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-02 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 63 near Ottumwa (Iowa), two homes burn in separate incidents too:

2017-11-02 - Three tractor trailers crash on US 69, fire erupts, near Tushka (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer crashes at 3:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-20/59 in Fairfield (Alabama):

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer overturns at 2:45 AM on I-390 near Geneseo (New York):

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer overturns before 6:30 AM on the Dames Point Bridge in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-11-02 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Southwest Suffolk Bypass in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-11-02 - Heavy truck crashes off bridge, plunges into stream, in Klerksdorp (South Africa), 2 injured:

2017-11-02 - Pickup truck crashes into Home Depot in coastal Tampa (Florida), person has 'medical issue' at the scene:

Quote: "A truck drove through the front doors of a Home Depot store on Bruce. B. Downs Boulevard and parked in between the registers.  Police said the driver appeared to be 'mentally unstable.' Officers said there were no injuries, but one person was having a medical issue at the scene."

2017-11-02 - Two cars collide head-on on Highway 20 near Santiam Pass (Oregon), 2 killed:

2017-11-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Washington County (Illinois), 3 killed:

2017-11-02 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on US 77 near Marietta (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers are investigating what caused Ellis to come off the road and into the ditch, but did say they believe a medical issue may have contributed to the wreck."

2017-11-02 - Naked man, 24, found shouting about Satan at the scene of a tree fire at university in Chapel Hill (North Carolina):

Quote: "Graduate student Alexandra Jones, 24, was crossing Cameron Avenue with friends when they noticed the small fire at the Davie Poplar. 'There were people standing around looking at it,' she said. 'I think everyone was confused.' They saw a naked man lying on his stomach facing the tree who began to yell. 'I hope it burns!' Jones said the man shouted. 'He said, "Satan, Satan, Satan," like that,' she said."

2017-11-02 - Pit bull gets aggressive, charges people, gets shot, in Woodburn (Oregon):

2017-11-02 - Three- or four-story building under construction collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):,347393.0.html

2017-11-02 - Five-story building topples over and leans on another building in Mansoura (Egypt), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2017-11-02 - Water main breaks, streets flood, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-11-02 - Water main breaks in coastal Berkeley (California):

2017-11-02 - Student has 'medical emergency' at Algood Middle School in Algood (Tennessee):

Quote: "Swallows said a juvenile at the school experienced a medical emergency that required transport to a local hospital."

2017-11-02 - Mount Teide shaken by 22 earthquake in 4 days on the island of Tenerife (Spain):

2017-11-02 - Echinus Geyser reactivates and erupts after long dormancy, in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming):

2017-11-02 - Hailstorm pounds Bogota (Colombia):

2017-11-02 - Typhoon 'Damrey' to slam into Vietnam with flooding rain, strong winds:

2017-11-02 - Temp of 94F forecast for Dallas (Texas):

2017-11-02 - Temps set to rise 20-30C above average in parts of the Arctic and Antarctica:

2017-11-02 - Waters much warmer than normal around Svalbard in the Arctic:

2017-11-02 - Wind may be driving the melting of East Antarctica's largest glacier:

2017-11-02 - Greenland melt speeds East Coast sea level rise:

2017-11-02 - Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis':

2017-11-02 - Large rare tornado strikes near Adana (Turkey):

2017-11-02 - Flu season is going to be especially bad this year:

2017-11-02 - Nationwide solar storm emergency preparedness drill during antifa protests on November 4 2017:

2017-11-02 - Muon detection confirms giant 30-meter-long 'void' inside Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt):

2017-11-02 - Man reports encounter with 'upright canine' in Mississippi:

2017-11-02 - Cave paintings from lost civilization depict human-animal hybrids:

2017-11-02 - South Korea spy agency sees possibility of new North Korean missile test:

2017-11-02 - Tesla stock sinks on production woes, record net loss:

2017-11-02 - 78 percent of US workers are living paycheck to paycheck and 71 percent of them are in debt:

2017-11-02 - Amazon releases way to view products in 3D:


  1. Ah, sleep-in Saturday - that's a great start! Coffeeing up now.

    How (the %@#&) does one overturn a fuel truck ON A STRAIGHT ROAD (which is what bridges are)? It couldn't even jack-knife!

    Lotsa people, not to mention marine life, dying around (and in)water on this day.

    2 ambulances burning in one day is pretty rare. A brand new police van burning up has happened before with other government vehicles including fire trucks, go figure!

    Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate cooling

    [since there's so much of it going on NOW, i suppose . ..]

    Saturday, 4 November 2017
    Severe health hazards in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

    Mold is blanketing Puerto Rico making it difficult for many to breathe.

    [and in Houston? no word of any progress or problems . .]

    Fears for storm in N California

    Storm forecast brings fear of toxic runoff from wine country 
    burn zones

    With the first major storm of autumn threatening to dump snow and rain over Northern California this weekend, environmental officials are scrambling to contain potentially toxic runoff from the ash and debris of wine country burn zones.

    The storm - a soggy cold front flowing south from Vancouver, British Columbia - will reach the state by Friday and drop up to 4 inches of rain in the northern Sierra Nevada, said Chris Hintz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

    In addition to raising concerns about the runoff from neighborhoods devastated by wildfires, heavy rains also could trigger rock slides in Yosemite, officials say. [more]

    Extreme weather events - 11/02/2017

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #78 (October 28th to November 2nd 2017)

    [~ 29 min. video]

    Trump administration allows release of dire climate report that contradicts views of Trump officials– “This is a federal government report whose contents completely undercut their policies, completely undercuts the statements made by senior members of the administration”

    The White House did not seek to prevent the release of the government’s National Climate Assessment, which is mandated by law, despite the fact that its findings sharply contradict the administration’s policies. The report affirms that climate change is driven almost entirely by human action, warns of potential sea-level rise as high as eight feet by the year 2100, and enumerates climate-related damage across the United States that is already occurring as a result of 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit of global warming since 1900. [more]

    A magnitude 6.8 - 86km NE of Hihifo, Tonga is the 4th major quake of November as new Coronal Hole opens up on our Sun

    With 26 million people in range Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano continues to eject ash and steam leaving experts worried

    Popocatepetl volcano is just 35 miles from Mexico City and only 20 miles from nearby city Puebla, meaning about 26million people would be affected by a disaster-scale eruption.

    The increased seismic activity this weekend could mean it is bubbling up for a devastating "big one" eruption - the likes of which have not been seen since 2000 when 41,000 people had to evacuate. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Every Other Summer Will Shatter Heat Records Within a Decade

    Think of the stickiest, record-hot summer you’ve ever experienced, whether you’re 30 or 60 years old. In 10 years or less, that miserable summer will happen every second year across most of the US and Canada, the Mediterranean, and much of Asia.

    Deadly monsoon rains hit Chennai, 74% of average seasonal rain in 8 days

    Since the northeast monsoon set in on October 27, 2017, the city of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state in southern India has recorded 554.2 mm (21.8 inches) of rain, 74% of the long-term average it receives annually in the rain season. Schools and colleges have been shut since October 31 and rain-related incidents have claimed at least 12 lives so far, local media report. Residents fear that recent heavy spell will lead to a repeat of the 2015 deluge in which 421 people lost their lives.

    Health officials urge people to avoid the water at 13 locations in three Florida counties due to elevated levels of enteric bacteria

    Coming in contact with the polluted water could cause diarrhea, an upset stomach and eye or skin irritation.

    Florida officials have urged residents and visitors to avoid more than a dozen beaches and waterways because of fears of a bacteria spike. This type of bacteria is commonly found after heavy rainfall because of fecal pollution in runoff. [more; not to mention instant death from H2S]

    [more below]

  3. Wall Street Has LBO'd The United States

    The Idiocracy just bought record highs on record lies. Because what else would they do?

    Faux News and lies are like crack cocaine to the Idiocracy. Bagholding gamblers gleefully bought record bullshit with both hands, amid the highest bullish sentiment since the last major RepubliCon tax cut 30 years ago. It's been quite a week for lying. And short-covering...

    Zero percent interest rate policy offers infinite return on investment, culminating in mass corporate bankruptcy. But don't tell today's exploitation class, they still believe in a Supply Side economy and the jobless consumer - beneficiary of all free trade agreements. The erstwhile economy is wholly irrelevant now that we've discovered that debt is GDP and printing money to inflate stock prices is the secret to effortless wealth. A Japanified aging society has extreme preference for return on capital over return on labor. Hence the fabrication of "Supply Side Economics", the dumbest fucking idea ever invented, by the dumbest fucking society that ever walked the earth. Now led by Circus Clownius, the last emperor. Apparently it never occurred to these people what happens when there's an economy with unlimited supply and no demand. The return on capital collapses to the limit approaching 0% just prior to going deeply bankrupt. 

    Hard to believe, but this week RepubliCons are taking from the poor to give to the rich again. Taking failed policies to level '11' [more]

    Semi-Truck Carrying Millions of Bees Crashes in Northern California

    [~ 2 min. video news story - human solution? KILL 'EM ALL!]

    Robert Reich: Hello Trump Tax Cuts, Goodbye Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. . . .

    Meanwhile, the top 1 percent will get a gigantic tax cut. [more]

    What Is the Beaver Moon? When, Where and How to Watch the ‘Supermoon’

    Over the coming days skygazers, and those of us who might just happen to be out for a stroll in the late evening, will be treated to a larger and brighter moon than usual.

    The Beaver Moon is so named because it is the night the moon lights up the sky at the last point before lakes and swamps freeze over before winter, a spokeswoman for Britain’s Metropolitan Weather Office tells Newsweek. This means it is the last chance to set beaver traps before winter and, in the past, the last opportunity to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

    According to the NASA the beaver moon can also be know as Frost, Frosty Moon and the Snow Moon, although these names are also used for the last moon of fall, usually in December. [more]

  4. UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force – “We are running out of time to turn things around.”

    [we ran out of time long ago]

    Crocodile Monitor Lizard, Native to Tropical Rainforests, Turns Up in California Man's Backyard