Saturday, November 4, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-03

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: Other Stories Of Interest

2017-11-03 - Unknown 'sweet odor' hits area in Valdosta (Georgia):

Quote: "'At 7:10 pm a citizen called 911 to report an unidentifiable odor in the area of Clay and Howell Roads. According to Lowndes County Emergency Management Director, Ashley Tye, multiple public safety agencies are currently conducting an investigation to determine the origin of the odor. As a precaution, citizens in the area are being asked to remain inside with doors and windows closed.'"

Quote: "Paulk stated the odor was reportedly 'sweet smelling' but dissipated before the source could be found."

Note: At LOW concentrations hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs. At non-trivial concentrations many people report the smell as 'flowery' or 'sweet' or 'sickly sweet' or like 'licorice' and sometimes just 'chemically'. I've smelled that odor myself, twice. Once was when some workers were pumping crap out of some porta-potties into an open sewer manhole at a construction site, and the other time I smelled it was during the wee hours just walking down a street, and there was no logical source for it that time other than that there was simply a cloud of poison gas blowing by in the atmosphere. In both cases I immediately held my breath, turned 90 degrees and got as far away as I could before taking another breath. When it smells 'sweet', that's when you may be in imminent danger of dying. You'd think that such a deadly poisonous gas would smell just horrible at ANY concentration, but it really doesn't smell that bad at higher concentrations, which makes it even more insidious. And your ability to smell it fades rapidly too, because of 'olfactory fatigue' or 'olfactory paralysis', which makes it yet more insidious.

The most insidious aspect of all though is that you can get poisoned on one day but not drop dead until 2 or 3 days later, which makes it very easy for 'the authorities' to disguise the deaths as 'natural causes' or 'heart attacks' or 'Sudden Adult Death Syndrome' or 'untimely death', and that also makes the poisoning/dying look somewhat more random than it actually is. Of course, because hydrogen sulfide is water-soluble, contaminated water can kill you too, and you may very well have no smell at all to warn you in that case. Any water that comes from a source that's exposed to the atmosphere could be contaminated now, including rainwater, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceans, wells, even municipal water supplies. Another insidious way to die is this: 1) a cloud of gas blows through, probably in the wee hours, and coats matter like grass, vehicles, railings, trash, doorknobs, etc, via adsorption; 2) you touch that invisibly-contaminated matter, getting invisible poison on your fingers/hands; 3) you eat food or rub your eyes with your contaminated fingers/hands. And you still may not drop dead for 2 or 3 days. You definitely won't smell it when you're smearing poison onto your fingers/hands by touching something that itself has poison smeared on it, which could be pretty much anything nowadays, especially outdoor stuff.

Don't expect your government to tell you anything about this. They can't protect you, so it's to their advantage if you're ignorant of what's happening - or at least remain quiet about what's happening - and die randomly like everyone else. That's the status quo and they aren't going to disturb it. Of course, the wheels do fall off that wagon of deception at some point, regardless, since there's no way people are going to remain oblivious until the very last person dies. It's really just a question of how many people will still be alive when people wake up. And on a personal level, it's a question of whether YOU will still be alive - and whether you would even want to be - when people wake up.

2017-11-03 - Unknown vapor sickens several people at business in Conway (South Carolina):

Quote: "Crews discovered that vapor had filled the building, not smoke, and now rescue crews are treating victims suffering from breathing difficulties."

2017-11-03 - Ocean turns black and emits stench in coastal Pattinapakkam (India):

2017-11-03 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #78, October 28th to November 2nd 2017:

2017-11-03 - Arctic sea ice volume hits lowest level ever recorded for this time of year:

2017-11-03 - Massive government report says climate is warming and humans are the cause:

2017-11-03 - Report says impact of climate change on humans 'potentially irreversible':

Note: Drop the 'potentially' for increased honesty...

2017-11-03 - Guy McPherson on abrupt climate change:

2017-11-03 - Home explodes and burns in Blackman Township (Michigan), 4 pets killed:

Note: This is the 316th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-11-03 - Transformer explodes and burns in Visalia (California):

2017-11-03 - Transformer bursts into flame in Cranford (New Jersey):

2017-11-03 - Fishing ship 'Tian Yi He 6' bursts into flame near coastal Zhoushan (China):

Quote: "Fish factory or reefer ship TIAN YI HE 6 caught fire in the afternoon Oct 31 on Zhoushan Anchorage, issuing distress signal and requesting assistance. SAR and patrol tugs and boats were dispatched to assist. After two hours of firefighting, salvors managed to take fire under control and prevent further spread towards superstructure."

2017-11-03 - Boat bursts into flame near Collins Avenue and 59th Street in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

Note: These are the 946th and 947th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-03 - Subway train smoked out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Note: Also see the man in his 60s who slumped over dead in a wheelchair at a subway platform in Manhattan on this day...

2017-11-03 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Lynchburg (Missouri):

Note: This is the 181st school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 731st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-03 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A749 near East Kilbride (Scotland):

2017-11-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Burma Road in Ladysmith (South Africa):

Note: These are the 732nd and 733rd buses to burn in 2017...

2017-11-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-35 near Georgetown (Texas):

2017-11-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 6 AM on I-39/90 in Madison (Wisconsin):

2017-11-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-85 in Davidson County (North Carolina), separate crash too:

Note: These are the 2002nd, 2003rd and 2004th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-03 - RV bursts into flame at Walmart in Des Moines (Iowa), 3 pets killed, 1 injured:

Note: This is the 520th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-03 - Van bursts into flame on I-4 in Winter Park (Florida):

2017-11-03 - SUV bursts into flame just after 4 AM on US 30 near Ames (Iowa):

2017-11-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-35 north of Temple (Texas):

2017-11-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Fillmore Street in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2017-11-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Black Horse Pike in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2017-11-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 431 in Saks (Alabama):

2017-11-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Summer Crescent in Telford (Britain):

2017-11-03 - Car bursts into flame, driver jumps out, car hits home, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "The driver of a burning car jumped from the flaming vehicle and fled before the driver-less car continued down the offramp and crashed into a house, authorities said."

2017-11-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Knutsford (Britain), separate crash too:

2017-11-03 - Car bursts into flame at co-op on Grange Avenue in Stirchley, Telford (Britain):

2017-11-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on the Staten Island Expressway near coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-11-03 - 17 motorcycles and shed destroyed by fire at home in Theodore (Alabama):

2017-11-03 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Lerna (Illinois):

2017-11-03 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 1 AM while parked at home on Greg Street in Sparks (Nevada):

2017-11-03 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in St. Clair (Missouri):

2017-11-03 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Negaunee Township (Michigan):

2017-11-03 - Barn destroyed by fire on Essex Road in Willsboro (New York), near the Bouquet River:

2017-11-03 - Dumpster bursts into flame at 1 AM in Fargo (North Dakota), man has medical issue:

Quote: "While they were clearing smoke from the four-story building, they came upon an unresponsive man with a medical issue unrelated to the dumpster fire."

Note: So a trash fire and a medical emergency right there, at the same time, and that was a coincidence? Uh huh, sure it was...

2017-11-03 - Pallets and shrubbery go up in flames in Workington (Britain):

Quote: "Pallet fire in Workington(Allerdale) 3 Nov 2017 At 15:52 firefighters were called to a fire involving wooden pallets and shrubbery. Two main jets were in use to extinguish the flames."

2017-11-03 - Uniform storage building and uniforms destroyed by fire at school in Decatur (Alabama):

2017-11-03 - WRAL-TV studio damaged by fire in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2017-11-03 - Town Hall heavily damaged by fire in Pikeville (North Carolina):

2017-11-03 - Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts damaged by fire in Moscow (Russia):

2017-11-03 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Williston (North Dakota):

2017-11-03 - Home damaged by fire at 12:45 AM in Desert Hot Springs (California):

2017-11-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 11 PM in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

2017-11-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Wisconsin Rapids (Wisconsin):

2017-11-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2017-11-03 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Greenwood (Arkansas):

2017-11-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM, another home damaged, in Ottumwa (Iowa), pet killed, nobody there:

2017-11-03 - Home destroyed by fire, another home damaged, on Slopeside Drive in Whitefish (Montana):

2017-11-03 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 2+ injured:

2017-11-03 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 2:15 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 2 killed:

2017-11-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 11 PM in Glendale (Arizona), 1 killed:

2017-11-03 - Deadly fire destroys home at 6:10 AM in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii), 1 killed:

2017-11-03 - Deadly fire destroys home in Renton (Washington), near Lake Washington, 1 killed:

2017-11-03 - Vacant garage burns on Hedon Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hedon Road, Hull. Fri 3 Nov 2017 16:46 (No:23833) Derelict garage involved in fire containing cylinders. Cylinders not involved in fire. One hose reel, two BA and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2017-11-03 - Vacant home burns in Enid (Oklahoma):

2017-11-03 - Two women go to lay wreaths in water at beach for the Day of the Dead, both die, in coastal Acapulco (Mexico):

Note: Little did they know, but they were laying wreaths for themselves!

2017-11-03 - Baby boy suddenly dies at 5:30 AM in Lexington (South Carolina):

2017-11-03 - Man in his 50s has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead in car on freeway in Glendora (California):

Quote: "A man found dead inside a car on a freeway connector road in Glendora on Friday morning appeared to have suffered a medical emergency, authorities said Saturday."

2017-11-03 - Person loses consciousness and dies at intersection in Riverside (California):

2017-11-03 - Man in his 40s or 50s found dead along Orange Avenue in Fresno County (California):

2017-11-03 - College student, man, 20, dies at home in Tallahassee (Florida):

2017-11-03 - Man found dead in pond in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2017-11-03 - Man in his 60s slumps over dead in wheelchair at subway platform in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-11-03 - Person slumps over dead in tent at Buttonwood Park in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2017-11-03 - Man, 51, falls off bridge into river and dies in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2017-11-03 - Man found dead in the Owasco River in Auburn (New York):

2017-11-03 - Woman in her 30s or 40s found dead in water in Cobbs Creek Park in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-03 - Woman, 46, found dead near railroad tracks in Rutland (Vermont):

2017-11-03 - Person found dead near railroad tracks in Hercules (California):

2017-11-03 - Man, 30, found dead near the intersection of Ridgeway Road and Rickey Road in Woodstock (Alabama):

2017-11-03 - Man found dead in ditch in Houston (Alaska):

2017-11-03 - Man, 56, falls into Lake Erie and dies in Port Maitland (Canada):

2017-11-03 - Man found dead in submerged car in creek on coastal Mitchells Island (Australia):

2017-11-03 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Bordeaux (France):

Quote: "The incident came just in a day after another Aer Lingus flight, EI 712 from Cork to London Heathrow, made a U-turn shortly after departure due to smoke emerging from the cockpit."

2017-11-03 - Man has 'medical episode', car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "Preliminary investigation is that the deceased who was pronounced on scene had a medical episode while driving, resulting in the vehicle drifting out of its lane and head on into another vehicle occupied by two parties. Those parties were transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons due to air bags deploying. The Colorado Springs Police Department Major Accident Unit is handling the ongoing investigation. Please avoid the area of Vindicator for the next few hours."

2017-11-03 - Man has 'medical emergency' while driving, car overturns, in Raymond (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to Raymond Assistant Fire Chief Jacob Dinauer, officials believe the driver of the vehicle had had a medical emergency while driving, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle, which then rolled over off the side of the road."

2017-11-03 - Driver has 'medical issue', car hits pole and building, in Jackson (Tennessee):

Quote: "Jackson police say the crash was caused by a medical issue which caused the driver to strike a light pole before hitting the building."

2017-11-03 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode', car crashes into median, in coastal Plymouth (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The man, in his 50s, is thought to have suffered a medical episode before the grey Mazda collided with the central reservation."

2017-11-03 - Small plane crashes near Flint Creek Road in Owyhee County (Idaho), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-03 - Small plane lands at airport, veers off runway and crashes, in Erwinna (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-11-03 - School bus blows tire and crashes into median in Uttar Pradesh near Agra (India), 1 killed, 45 injured:

2017-11-03 - Double tanker truck overturns on Highway 89 near McArthur-Burney Falls State Park (California):

2017-11-03 - Tanker truck hauling hydrogen sulfide overturns near Gracemont (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Note: Good thing the tanker didn't explode or spring a big leak...this time!

2017-11-03 - Tanker truck overturns at 2 AM on I-240 near Asheville (North Carolina):

2017-11-03 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-75 in Turner County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-11-03 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-77 in Surry County (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-11-03 - Tractor trailer and truck collide head-on on Flat Creek Road in Maury County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2017-11-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge (Arizona):

2017-11-03 - Tractor trailer overturns just after 4 AM on State Route 1 near Dover (Indiana):

2017-11-03 - Minivan and tractor trailer collide head-on at Warm Springs Indian Reservation (Oregon), 1 injured:

2017-11-03 - SUV and combine crash near Lake Mills (Wisconsin), 3 killed:

2017-11-03 - Two SUVs collide head-on at 11:15 PM near the Talmadge Memorial Bridge in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2017-11-03 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns on US 101 in Santa Rosa (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "CHP officials are looking into whether the driver suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash."

2017-11-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Norris Green (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say they believe the driver may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel."

2017-11-03 - Death toll from vehicular accidents approaches the 2016 record in New Zealand:

Quote: "Five people have lost their lives so far this weekend in various crashes across New Zealand that has pushed the road toll to 323 this year, 50 more than for the same period in 2016. One more and it will match the figure for the entire 2016, which has been described as the deadliest year on our roads."

Note: So last year was the deadliest year ever for vehicular accidents in New Zealand, and this year will be even worse than that. In other words, traffic fatalities are on the rise. As more people continue to slump over unconscious or have seizures or 'medical events' or die while driving, obviously there will be more traffic accidents, and not just in New Zealand, but in every country. New Zealand may be more vulnerable than some countries though, due to being an island nation surrounded by ocean...

2017-11-03 - Unemployment rate drops from 4.2 percent to 4.1 percent:

Quote: "More than 700,000 Americans left the labor market in October. Although the Labor Department didn't give a reason, that could be because Baby Boomers people keep retiring dying. So the unemployment rate dropped for what economists think of as the wrong reason -- a shrinking labor force, not just more hiring."

2017-11-03 - Family dog attacks and kills baby at home in Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-11-03 - Road subsiding in Centurion (South Africa):

2017-11-03 - Global warming threat to Scottish fish stocks:

2017-11-03 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts again near Mexico City (Mexico):

2017-11-03 - Winds from North Korea nuclear test site now sending radiation toward Japan:

2017-11-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-11-03 - New Zealand faces 'perfect storm' of vegetable shortages:

2017-11-03 - New life form has been discovered in Grand Canyon Caverns:

2017-11-03 - Ozone hole shrinks to smallest size since 1988:

Note: Doesn't look all that much smaller to me...

2017-11-03 - Yemen in crisis, two-thirds of entire population in need of humanitarian aid:

2017-11-03 - 'The Bloop' - loudest underwater sound ever recorded has no scientific explanation:

2017-11-03 - Do independent researchers know more about Roswell than the government?


  1. JJFH becomes more obvious every day now, Jonny. For you it's been many years since the pattern became noticeable and you've been piling up evidence ever since. All those people dying while driving isn't an aberration - it's and INDICATION that deadly gases are pervasive in the atmosphere. We see it (thanks to your pointing it out and explaining it all to us) in the AIR, with planes having trouble taking off, landing, smoking and burning while aloft (engines exploding or "conking out" too), or passengers (and crew) within them experiencing "medical issues;"
    on the GROUND where people slump over dead while driving, walking, hiking, sitting on a park bench, crossing a bridge, being anywhere near water (I noticed the Willamette took another victim yesterday), jogging, camping, burning leaves, and being outdoors in general; and finally, we see it IN WATER, with many people (and marine life) dying in streams, lakes, the oceans, ponds, creeks, rivers, bathtubs, showers, porta-potties and wells, while we also observe people still clutching the steering wheel as they're parked under water too often for it to be abnormal.

    Thanks again for all your work, Jonny.

    The US is not prepared for the next recession

    Maybe it will start with a failed initial public offering, followed by the revelation of widespread fraud in Silicon Valley. Perhaps energy prices will spike, sapping the finances of anyone who drives a car to work. Maybe a foreign crisis will cause a credit crunch, or President Trump will spark a global trade war. A recession might seem like a distant concern, with the latest data showing that the current, extraordinarily long expansion just keeps humming along. But one will hit eventually, for some reason or another—that’s how economies work. And when it does, the country won’t be ready. [more]

    [we aren't ready NOW, for ANYTHING - even continued stock market success is causing real trouble down the economic food chain]

    The very high price of the hyperconvenient economy

    [by Ralph Nader - a real good read]

    US-backed terrorists detonate car-bomb that kills over 100 refugees in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

    Dozens of refugees were killed and scores injured by a car bomb in the suburbs of the city of Deir ez-Zor on Saturday, Syria's SANA state news agency reported. Women and children appear to be among the victims.

    The bombing targeted the largest refugee gathering in the region, Sana reported. The blast occurred in the outskirts of the city, in the area near Conoco and al-Jafra gas fields.

    The agency said that "large numbers of children and women" fell victim to the explosion, citing its own correspondent at the scene. [more]

    Islamic State collapses as Syrian Army fully liberates Deir Ezzor city

    After two months of intense fighting, Syria's last major ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzor city has been fully liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), and this comes just as the terror group is losing its final stronghold across the border in Iraq as the Iraqi army and paramilitary units liberate the city of al-Qaem. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda - the woman who hunts tyrants - seeks Afghanistan war crimes investigation against US

    [let's see how long she lasts before some "tragic freak accident" kills her - or an errant cruise missile or drone strike]

    US refusing to assist refugees in Syria considered war crime by Russia

    The "Soros network" & the myth of European Democracy

    U.S no longer releasing data on Afghanistan amid uptick in violence and civilian casualties

    Houthis fire ballistic missile at Int'l Airport in Riyadh - Saudis intercept ballistic missile - Yemeni army confirms

    [all we ever hear is how Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, this is news!]

    However, several passengers reported about a huge explosion at the Middle Eastern terminal, meaning the missile may not have been intercepted and has hit the airport. [more]

    Shallow 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Tonga

    Madagascar plague may be slowing down, has killed 133

    The Deep State and opioids trafficking

    Chile reports: 'Patagonia is being visited by an intelligence we cannot understand'

    Sunday, 5 November 2017
    Donna Brazile feared for her life after Seth Rich was killed

    Donna Brazile Says She "Feared For Her Life" After Seth Rich Was Killed

    Another change in the Las Vegas shooting timeline

    Massive Vegas Twist: Report Puts Cops Outside Shooter’s Door BEFORE Attack Started 
    The latest change in the Las Vegas shooting timeline puts law enforcement outside the shooter’s door minutes before the massacre began.

    One month after the Las Vegas shooting, there are a number of remaining questions about what led up to the massacre and how it unfolded, but there are also a several questions about why the timeline continues to change drastically—and the latest change puts law enforcement outside the shooter’s door minutes before the massacre began. [more]

    Gen.McMaster Warns Beijing

    McMaster Warns Beijing After Guam Bomber Missions by China Come Too Close

    ‘Surprise’ Strike Drill carried out by America

    North Korea: US Carried Out ‘Surprise’ Strike Drill Thursday

    [practice runs? - notice it's okay if the U.S. does it . ..]

    [more below]

  3. James Howard Kunstler on the coup in Washington

    Buckle up for a Massive Purge in Washington
    "The whole extravaganza is heading toward a constitutional crisis that might clean out the system like a Death Wish coffee enema"

    What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation? You would think somebody would want to find out how over $120 million of Russian “charitable donations” ended up on its ledgers around the time that Secretary of State HRC approved the Uranium One deal — compared to which, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 payment from a Russian bank for giving a speech around the same time just looks like walking-around money. [more]

    Reports that Tony Podesta has been arrested

    BOOOOOOM ! ! ! Tony Podesta Reportedly ARRESTED; Allegedly Surrendered to US Marshals Saturday Morning

    [wow - this is HUGE!]

    Ongoing Coup in Saudi Arabia

    In Shocking Purge, Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens Of Others In Cabinet Crackdown

    In a shocking development, Saudi press Al Mayadeen reported late on Saturday that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter - not to mention frequent CNBC guest - Al-Waleed bin Talal, along with ten senior princes, and some 38 ministers, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges on orders from the new anti-corruption committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while Royal princes’ private planes have been grounded.
    Among those fired and/or arrested are the head of National Royal Guards, Miteb Bin Abdullah, the Minister of Economy and Planning, Adel Fakeih, and Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Sultan, the Commander of the Saudi Naval Forces. [more]

    [now THAT'S how you "drain a swamp"]

    Charges against Paul Manafort throw light on America’s secret financial havens

    Off all the information contained in yesterday’s bombshell indictment of Paul Manafort, one significant fact has gone unremarked. According to the indictment, Manafort was linked to nearly a dozen limited liability companies (LLCs) that helped to funnel cash from accounts in places like Cyprus and the Seychelles. Notably, though, these LLCs weren’t based in traditional offshore havens like Panama or the British Virgin Islands. Instead they were in Washington’s backyard, in states like Delaware, Virginia, and Florida. Little noticed by most Americans, the United States has become one of the world’s leading offshore havens. [more; corruption abounds]

    Emissions Gap Report 2017: Governments, non-state actors must do more to reach Paris Agreement

    Governments and non-state actors need to deliver an urgent increase in ambition to ensure the Paris Agreement goals can still be met, according to a new UN assessment. [more]

    [nonsense - they won't be met]

    White House downplays U.S. climate report, repeats long-debunked arguments

    [see below for more]

  4. UN implores Australia to resume feeding “starving” refugees at remote camp – “It’s unbearable to watch this crisis unfold”

    The United Nations human rights office called on Australia on Friday to restore food, water, and health services to about 600 interned refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, which Canberra cut off three days ago. [more]

    Citing the Bible, EPA changes rules for science advisers – “Frankly, this directive is nuts”

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday afternoon sweeping changes to who can advise the agency on its research and regulatory priorities, opening the door to more industry participation.
    Effective immediately, scientists who receive EPA funding cannot serve on the agency's three major advisory groups. Some Republican lawmakers have been pushing for similar changes to the agency's advisory boards for years.
    "We want to ensure that there’s integrity in the process and that the scientists that are advising us are doing so without any type of appearance of conflict of interest," EPA head Scott Pruitt said at a press conference announcing the directive. [more]

    [delusional "leadership"]

    Awaiting Trump’s coal comeback, miners reject retraining – “I have a lot of faith in President Trump”

    San Diego-area surfers and beachgoers sickened after Tijuana sewage spill, officials say – “Right now, we don't seem to have any help in our U.S. government in combating these sewage flows and protecting public health”

    Officials in Imperial Beach said Wednesday that sewage flowing up the coast from Tijuana fouled miles of shoreline over the weekend, severely sickening surfers and other beachgoers. [more]

    [note the acronym of The State Public Service Commission of Tijuana, or CESPT - get it? CESSPIT!]

    California asks U.S. government for $7.4 billion for wildfire rebuilding

    [sorry, we have to use that money to build our nuke arsenal . ..]

    Trump/Pruitt team’s strategic plan for EPA, and why it matters – “Woefully inadequate on all accounts”

    The draft EPA strategic plan released by Trump/Pruitt earlier this month is woefully inadequate on all accounts.

    Save EPA’s Comments on the FY 2018-2022 EPA Strategic Plan
    Dear Administrator Pruitt:

    Save EPA is a volunteer organization made up of retired and former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency. We have expertise in environmental science, law and policy. We are using our collective expertise to educate and advocate about environmental science, environmental protections and the current Administration’s assault on EPA and our public health. We are writing now because we have grave concerns about EPA’s s draft strategic plan.

    Missing Performance Measures [more]

    The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming – “We are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future”

    [more below]

  5. At least 19 dead as Typhoon Damrey sweeps into Vietnam – Damrey is strongest typhoon to make landfall in southern Vietnam in 16 years

    Typhoon Damrey killed at least 19 people in central and southern Vietnam on Saturday, the government said, after the storm swept into the country just days ahead of the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. [more]

    Puerto Rico leaders don’t know who has power, and CNN tried to find out – “It's been an extreme challenge based on the devastation that Hurricane Maria brought”

    Towns and communities across Puerto Rico are entirely without power, more than six weeks after Hurricane Maria.

    The island's leadership is touting restoration figures that show nearly 40% of electricity generation has resumed -- but it doesn't say how much of that power is actually reaching homes, schools and hospitals.

    Officials from the government and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) don't even know how many people have power for lights, air conditioners, refrigerators and other basic necessities. [more]

    U.S. withdraws from extractive industries anti-corruption effort– “It sends such a terrible signal overseas for what we stand for”

    The United States has withdrawn as an implementing country from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international effort to fight corruption in managing revenues from oil, gas, and mineral extraction. [more]

    74% of entire monsoon rain season fell in one week flooding southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, killing at least 12 with 10,000 evacuated

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  6. Signs and wonders? Deadly Typhoon Damrey kills 27 causing carnage days before Presidents Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping arrive for economy summit

    The typhoon, the second to hit Vietnam in a month, also caused extensive damage to the region's rice fields and other crops while 228 fishing boats were sunk or damaged, the agency said. [more]

    Bitcoin Is The Biggest Dumbfuck Bubble Since Tulips

    It's times like this that I'm glad I don't take comments. Because unlike every other blogger, I don't have to endure the spam from a million dumbfucks (present company excepted), hence I have the creative liberty to tell the truth...

    At latest count, there are 1,170 crypto-currencies that have traded at least once in the past 7 days. The entire rationale for buying cryto-currencies is because they are based upon blockchain technology and therefore have a finite supply. Hence, in today's lingo, they're not "fiat" currency nor infinitely expandable. All good, except they're multiplying by rabbits, and Bitcoin is forking on a regular occasion, as various camps of developers and miners disagree over the future ponzi direction. In other words, there is an infinite number of currencies, each having a finite supply of coins. [more]

    It's Lonely At The Top

    An Idiocracy is a society that can be conned over and over again by the exact same psychopaths, each time expecting a different result...

    What we have is 1987 bullish sentiment. Y2K Tech risk. 2008 deflation risk. 2008 retail implosion. 2011 Fed rolloff risk. 2014 EM risk. 2015 rate rise risk. All bundled together with an unprecedented volatility hair trigger. [more]

    A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

    Mystery as 46 birds fall dead from the sky in Germany

    46 starlings, having no visible injuries, dropped dead from above on the main street in Mandern, Germany on Thursday, Nov. 2nd. Officials are investigating… '[more]

    Winter storm warning issued for Yellowstone region after getting first significant snowfall of the season

    Mysterious underground fire burns since 59 years in China… And won’t stop in the next future

  7. For the 2nd time in a month a fire event has happened in my childhood hometown of Wichita Falls, TX. And the one you linked today happened on the street we lived on until I was 5 years old....nextdoor to a fire station. I used to go outside and wave to the fire trucks when they went out and came back on calls. A kid would wave his arm off in the times we are entering. Lol... Yeah you gotta just laugh sometimes.

  8. Yeah, I hate when JJFH events happen close by where I live (or used to a while back) - like they're chasin' me down (think Terminator).

    Those Antifa protests weren't any big deal, and whatever the DOD was doing to prepare for a EMP didn't interrupt anything as far as I know. No results of their test either.

    Anti-fascist group holds protest rallies across US to remove Trump, Pence

    Elderly man killed by 2 of his dogs in Richmond County, North Carolina

    Lightning bolt kills two teenagers in Botswana

    Coming to terms with the prospect of dying

    Palliative-care doctors explain the "existential slap" that many people face at the end. [more]

    Another massive wave anomaly coming from US Gulf coast region towards Ascension Island (UK), not Antarctica as usual

    Are all these wave anomalies linked to military exercises or tests? What the hell is going on? [more; don't ask, or expect answers]