Monday, November 6, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-05

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-05 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Walsall (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Cars and car showroom go up in flames in Rajkot (India):

2017-11-05 - Passenger train bursts into flame in coastal Quezon City (Philippine Islands):

2017-11-05 - At least 40 luxury RVs go up in flames at 2:41 AM while parked at business in Junction City (Oregon):

Quote: "A fire sparked at Premier RV Services in Junction City on Sunday morning, causing damage to more than 40 luxury motor homes at the storage facility. Fire crews worked through the night to contain the large structure fire, and officials are saying this fire will result in millions of dollars worth of damages."

Quote: "Gary Obermire, a co-owner of the RV business who was reached by phone late Sunday afternoon, said the fire took place in a single, 65,000-square-foot building and caused upward of $10 million in damage."

2017-11-05 - RVs, RV storage facility and race car parts business destroyed by huge fire in Tyler (Texas):

Quote: "Residents who live at the CubeSmart Self Storage, at 12324 Highway 155 South, called in the fire that appeared to have started where RV’s and motor homes are stored, according to fire officials. McCoy-Wasson said the roof collapsed and officials are not sure how many RVs were damaged or destroyed by the fire. McCoy-Wasson said high winds are blamed for spreading the fire to the nearby Racer’s Choice Inc., 12001 County Road 1114, a business that manufactures parts and safety equipment for race cars."

Quote: "The roof collapsed so they are not sure how many RVs were damaged or destroyed by the fire."

Note: I'll just call it two RVs, but I'm sure that's conservative. Some of these places store dozens of RVs, or more. These are the 523rd-564th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-05 - Lawn tractor bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, garage and vehicle destroyed, home heavily damaged, in Pughkeepsie (New York):

2017-11-05 - Oil mill rocked by explosion and fire near Hisar (India), 15 injured:

2017-11-05 - Yacht destroyed by fire at marina in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Note: This is the 950th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-05 - School bus bursts into flame while parked in Toulouse (France):

Note: This is the 182nd school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 735th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-05 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Centralia (Missouri):

2017-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 6:30 AM on the M1 near Mangrove Mountain (Australia), childcare center burns too:

Quote: "Rural firies were also needed on the M1 this morning, when a prime mover caught fire. An issue with its brakes believed to have sparked the inferno just before 6:30."

2017-11-05 - At least two tractor trailers go up in flames while parked at business in Blyth (Britain):

Quote: "The lorries are on a former helipad on Cowpen Industrial Estate, Ennerdale Road, in Blyth. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 7.18pm this evening that two lorries were alight and two crews, from West Hartford and Pegswood, were sent to the fire."

Note: These are the 2008th, 2009th, 2010th and 2011th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-05 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame near Cubbon Park in Bengaluru (India):

2017-11-05 - Van bursts into flame in parking lot in Wyckoff (New Jersey):

2017-11-05 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in parking garage near university in East Lansing (Michigan):

2017-11-05 - Luxury sports car bursts into flame on US 129 in Blount County (Tennessee):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-10 between Indio and Blythe (California):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Palmer (Massachusetts):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on US 22 in Green Brook (New Jersey):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on street near coastal Crescent City (California):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 between Alconbury and Sawtry (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on Anderson Close in Crewe (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame at 4:17 AM in coastal Immingham (Britain):

Quote: "Immingham. Sun 5 Nov 2017 04:17 (No:24007) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA in use."

2017-11-05 - Car bursts into flame at 12:50 on Clare Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Clare Grove, Hull. Sun 5 Nov 2017 00:50 (No:24004) Car fire, 1 hose reel and 1 BA."

2017-11-05 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Hall Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hall Road, Hull. Sun 5 Nov 2017 18:38 (No:24107) Motorcycle fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-11-05 - Multiple vehicles go up in flames at Hope Farm in South Nutfield (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at 11:57 PM at Love's Travel Stop near Greenville (Illinois):

2017-11-05 - RV trailer and barn destroyed by fire at home in Harvard (Illinois):

2017-11-05 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Kingsclere (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Car and five homes destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Thonekwa Township (Myanmar):

2017-11-05 - Barn, lawn maintenance equipment and hay destroyed by fire in Ridgely (Maryland):

2017-11-05 - Barn and 150 tons of straw destroyed by fire in Hungate (Britain):

Quote: "Hungate, Brompton TOC:21:00 Crews from Sherburn and Scarborough were mobilised to a report of a large barn fire. Barn contained approx. 150 tonnes of straw bales. The barn of 30 x 15m completely fire destroyed with slight fire spread damage to an additional building. Crews extinguished using 4 main jets, 3 ground monitors, 2 light portable pumps, 1 main pump. Cause of fire not known."

2017-11-05 - Lumber mill destroyed by fire in Libby (Montana):

2017-11-05 - Furniture store destroyed by fire in Kansas City (Kansas), nobody there:

2017-11-05 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 4 AM in coastal Scituate (Massachusetts):

2017-11-05 - Home Depot hit by fire at 11:36 PM, garden center burns, in Billings (Montana), nobody there:

2017-11-05 - Cinema under construction heavily damaged by fire in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "A two-alarm fire has damaged a Cineplex (TSX:CGX.DB) movie house that is still under construction in Calgary."

2017-11-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM near coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-11-05 - Home damaged by basement fire at 12:27 AM in Salina (Kansas), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2017-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in coastal West Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2017-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Valley area in Syracuse (New York):

2017-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2017-11-05 - Home destroyed by fire, neighboring homes damaged, in Fonda (New York), 1600 feet from the Mohawk River:

2017-11-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:15 AM on Cable Bridge Road near coastal Gulfport (Mississippi), nobody there:

2017-11-05 - Lakeside home destroyed by fire at 2:48 AM on Lake Superior in Hovland (Minnesota), nobody there:

Quote: "A fire early Sunday morning claimed a home at 5774 Highway 61 in Hovland. A neighbor reported the lakeside residence was burning at 2:48 a.m. The house was fully engulfed in flame when first responders arrived on the scene. The dwelling was destroyed by the fire, but no one was home at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported."

2017-11-05 - Home destroyed by two fires in Oakland Township (Michigan):

2017-11-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on coastal Fogo Island (Canada):

2017-11-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal San Leandro (California):

2017-11-05 - Apartment building destroyed by massive fire at 1 AM in Houston (Texas):

2017-11-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-11-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 6:02 AM in Marion (Iowa), 2 injured:

2017-11-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:07 AM in Ensley (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-11-05 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:30 AM in Fraizer Park (California), 2 killed:

2017-11-05 - Deadly fire and explosions destroy home in Arden (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-11-05 - Deadly fire burns duplex at 6:30 AM in Avondale (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-11-05 - Vacant home burns at 11:30 PM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-11-05 - Vacant high-rise burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-11-05 - 46 starlings drop dead from the sky in Mandern (Germany):

Quote: "46 starlings, having no visible injuries, dropped dead from above on the main street in Mandern, Germany on Thursday, Nov. 2nd. Officials are investigating…"

2017-11-05 - Around 30 ducks and a heron found dead on Woodbine Beach in Toronto (Canada):

2017-11-05 - Thousands of fish found dead in Dubasipalya Lake in Bengaluru (India):

2017-11-05 - Thresher shark washes up dead in coastal Port Said (Egypt):

2017-11-05 - Passenger slumps over dead on passenger plane, plane diverts to Vienna (Austria):

Quote: "British Airways flight BA662 bound for Larnaca International Airport has been diverted to Vienna after a medical emergency on the flight. A passenger, who suffered a serious health problem, is reported dead."

2017-11-05 - Man, 26, found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-11-05 - Woman, 56, found dead in tent in Cherokee County (South Carolina):

2017-11-05 - Man, 60, drops dead on street in Urbana (Illinois):

2017-11-05 - Man, 40, drops dead in jail cell in Durham (North Carolina):

2017-11-05 - Man, 62, found dead in Monoosnoc Brook in Leominster (Massachusetts):

2017-11-05 - Man, 38, found dead in the Hudson River near coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-11-05 - Person found dead in pond at Mitchell Park in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2017-11-05 - Man flees cops, jumps into pond and dies, in Franklin (Wisconsin):

2017-11-05 - Woman falls off ferry into Sydney Harbour and dies near the Opera House in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2017-11-05 - Person found dead at Waitangi Falls in Glenbrook (New Zealand):

2017-11-05 - Man, 25, found dead in jail cell on the island of St. Croix:

2017-11-05 - Man, 69, found dead in pond at plant nursery in coastal Sembawang (Singapore):

2017-11-05 - Man, around 60, found dead on the banks of river in Itanagar (India):

2017-11-05 - Man, 25, found dead at the Barry Rugby Club in Barry (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-11-05 - Man has 'medical episode' outside betting shop, dies shortly later, in Leigh (Britain), 1030 feet from river or canal:

Quote: "A section of Bradshawgate in Leigh was cordoned off after the incident, which occurred shortly before 3pm yesterday (Sunday) outside the William Hill shop. Police and paramedics attended the incident before the man was taken to hospital, where he sadly died."

2017-11-05 - Man, 57, found dead at mudflats near the River Torridge in Instow (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Man found dead in the sea in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Man has seizure in SUV in traffic, cop helps out, in Cornelius (Oregon):

2017-11-05 - Small plane crashes near airport in Hatch (New Mexico), all 4 aboard killed:

2017-11-05 - Small plane crashes near airport in St. Marys (Kansas), engine failure, 2 injured:

2017-11-05 - Helicopter crashes near the coast in Saudi Arabia, all 8 aboard killed:

Quote: "Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash near the country's border with war-torn Yemen, it was reported."

Quote: "They were on a tour of a coastal governorate about 60 km from Abha."

2017-11-05 - Party bus crashes into ditch in Grant Township (Michigan), 18 injured:

2017-11-05 - Passenger bus overturns in Badra (Iraq), 33 injured:

2017-11-05 - Minibus hit by brake failure, bus slams into pedestrians, in Kalay (Myanmar), 3 killed, 15 injured:

2017-11-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-680 in Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-11-05 - Van veers off road, slams into business, in Hutchinson (Kansas), 1 injured:

2017-11-05 - SUV overturns south of Spencer (Tennessee), 3 killed, 4 injured:

2017-11-05 - SUV overturns on Highway 58 in Bakersfield (California), 1 killed:

2017-11-05 - Pickup truck veers off road at 4:32 AM, hits trees, in Black Creek Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-11-05 - Car veers over centerline at 2:45 AM, hits car head-on, in Pace (Florida), 2 killed:

2017-11-05 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Bartonville (Illinois), 1 injured:

2017-11-05 - Car veers off road just before 4 AM, hits tree, near Grand Rapids (Michigan), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-05 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Austin (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-11-05 - Car slams into median at 2:15 AM, bursts into flame, in Uttar Pradesh (India), 6 killed:

2017-11-05 - Car crashes off pier at ferry terminal in Iceland, 3 killed:

2017-11-05 - Motorcycle crashes shortly after midnight in Hanover Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2017-11-05 - Naked man in his 20s found walking around near schools in Syosset (New York):

2017-11-05 - Confused man in his 20s fires gun near cathedral in coastal Oslo (Norway):

Quote: "A man has been arrested after opening fire in central Oslo. The gunman, in his twenties, was described by police as ‘confused’ when he fired shots in the square outside the cathedral."

2017-11-05 - Elephant attacks and kills man in Bamandih (India):

2017-11-05 - Huge sinkhole opens in East Aurora (New York):

2017-11-05 - Sewage leaks into the ocean in Mexico, contaminates the water and sickens people in California:

2017-11-05 - Woman has 'medical incident' and collapses before 6:05 AM on Leslie Road in Glenrothes (Scotland), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-11-05 - The three-degree world - the cities that will be drowned by global warming:

Note: Should be looking at a TEN-degree world, or worse, and not in a hundred years either...

2017-11-05 - Lightning strike kills two teenagers near Shakawe (Botswana):

2017-11-05 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Muncie (Indiana):

2017-11-05 - Hailstorm with golf-ball-sized hail pounds Bundarra (Australia):

2017-11-05 - Fierce storm and tornado hit northwest Ohio, 8 injured:

2017-11-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Fiji Islands:

2017-11-05 - Ocean of clouds covers Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2017-11-05 - Another massive wave anomaly coming from US Gulf coast region towards Ascension Island, not Antarctica as usual:

2017-11-05 - Giant swarm of crows invades Tursunzade (Tajikistan), people freak out:

2017-11-05 - US Flood Insurance Program is broke and broken:

2017-11-05 - California asks U.S. government for $7.4 billion for wildfire rebuilding:

2017-11-05 - Man, 26, goes on shooting rampage at church in Sutherland Springs (Texas), 26+ killed, 20+ injured:

Quote: "At least 26 are dead and 20 are injured after a man dressed in black entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas armed with a rifle and opened fire on its congregation Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Those shot range from 5 to 72 years old, officials said at the conference. Abbott called it the 'worst mass shooting' in the state's history."

2017-11-05 - China unveils massive island-building ship:

2017-11-05 - White House downplays US climate report, repeats long-debunked arguments:

2017-11-05 - Awaiting Trump’s coal comeback, miners reject retraining:

2017-11-05 - The very high price of the hyperconvenient economy:

2017-11-05 - The US is not prepared for the next recession:

2017-11-05 - KFC offers bath bombs to help you smell finger-lickin' good:


  1. Ok, I get that the garden center at Home Depots are all outside and enclosed by a high metal fence. All the storage of merchandise is on giant heavy duty metal framework and concrete. But what is there to burn? Trees in root balls and green plants, bags of mulch, sand, stone and pelletized weed killer aren't conducive to fire. I don't get it.

    [Hey, let's dump it in the ocean!]

    US 'doesn't give a crap' about Mexico sewage spills sickening Calif. beachgoers, critics say

    Giant mass of plastic waste taking over the Caribbean – “One of the most devastating and disgusting things that you could imagine to see in the water”

    A huge mass of plastic bottles, cutlery and polystyrene plates has been found floating in the Caribbean. The “sea of plastic” stretches for miles. Underwater photographer Caroline Power was there to witness it first-hand. [more]

    Scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey were pressured not to publicly connect the state’s dramatic increase in earthquakes with oil and gas activity

    First sexually transmitted case of Zika confirmed in Miami

    [from our "whole lotta shakin' goin' on" department]

    Warning issued amid seismic activity at Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    The volcano had shown increased seismic activity marked by tremors since Thursday, said Farid, the head of Lokon's monitoring post. [more]

    Popocatepetl Volcano drops ash on central Mexico towns

    Alert up as Mayon Volcano shows 'abnormal behavior' in the Philippines

    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Alert Level 1 over Mayon Volcano in Albay province after it recorded 25 volcanic earthquakes on Monday and the sulfur-dioxide (SO2) emission went significantly higher than the standard measurement.

    In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said the quakes that rocked the volcano on Monday and the spewing of an above normal SO2 gas signify the volcano remains restive. SO2 emission was measured at 633 tons, which is significantly higher than the standard measurement of 500 per day

    The volcanic quakes brings to 91 the total number of quakes that jolted Mount Mayon for the past two days. [more]

    Major quake alert! Four major quakes hit New Caledonia in the South Pacific in the last 24 hours

    It is the first time this year four major quakes have occurred in just over 24 hours and the first time four major quakes have hit the same area in such a short time since 2011 when the mag 9. which hit Honshu Japan causing the Fukushima disaster. [more]

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  2. Lightning bolt kills surfer off Bali, Indonesia

    During a surf lesson in Indonesia on Sunday, a Belgian tourist and his instructor were struck by a lightning bolt. The instructor survived, but the tourist did not. [more]

    Vietnam typhoon death toll rises to 61 ahead of Apec summit

    Try again: Massive sinkhole opens up in Erie county parking lot - 2 days after it was fixed

    There is no database of sinkhole collapses for the United States, however the USGS estimate that sinkhole damages over the last 15 years cost on average $300 million per year. [more]

    Severe hail storms trigger disruption in Bogota, Colombia

    Dead 20 foot whale found on Arranmore Island, Ireland

    Shark kills man swimming off Cuba in rare attack for the country

    A deadly shark attack just feet away from a Cuban beach killed a 22-year-old man. [more]

    Days after sunny, dry weather, record-breaking snowfall strikes British Columbia's South Coast

    [more below]

  3. Sleeping Ice Giants Stir — East Antarctica’s Totten Glacier Accelerates Toward Southern Ocean

    Up till now, we basically had a stationary [East Antarctic] ice sheet, and now it’s started to move,” — Catherine Walker, NASA post-doctoral fellow. [more]

    The Economy Is Okay? U.S. Retail Store Closings Hit A New Record High As West Coast Homelessness Soars

    So far in 2017, over 6,700 stores have been shut down and we still have nearly two months to go!  [more]

    Here's How Climate Change Is Already Impacting the U.S., in Charts

    As Climate Talks Open, Federal Report Exposes U.S. Credibility Gap

    2017 set to be one of top three hottest years on record

    Report highlights links between wildfires, climate change and health

    Flash Storm lasting "two intense minutes" devastates an Australian town without warning blowing washing machines and dryers down the street

    700 new suspected cases of the Plague in just 5 days in Madagascar and a new virus with no known cure and almost always fatal breaks in Uganda

    Turkey Life aka. Global Synchronized Hyper Crash

    Turkeys think that low volatility means low risk. When it's the exact opposite.

    The story of globalization is excess profit extracted from labour markets, leading to surplus capital chasing its own tail from one asset class to the next while inventing fake narratives along the way. The system ends abruptly when the people who put their full faith and credit in it, realize belatedly that they're dumbfucks... [more]

  4. Garden center - look under just about anything in some of these places and you find...a pallet. So they can move all that stuff around with forklifts easier. And sometimes there's rusty metal stuff near plastic bags of soil, mulch, rocks, whatever. Plus electrical wiring if they have lights or cash machines.

  5. Oh, plastic pots too, lots of those, for growing stuff in containers. I have a bunch of those, and that's where I got them from - Walmart and Home Depot and Lowe's garden centers, where they had rows and rows of stacks of them, of varying sizes. Crazy amounts of flammable plastic, sometimes stacked on pallets.

  6. How'd I miss that?! Geez.

    Dozens of blood-soaked starlings found scattered along road in Bad Wildungen, Germany

    [note SOTT comment for many more!]

    Third federally protected Gray Wolf illegally killed in Oregon

    [man helping extinction along]

  7. Pasco County, Florida, sheriff confirms retired pitcher Roy Halladay killed in small plane crash

    [~ 1 min. news report; text]

    Increased volcanic activity: Sabancaya volcano explodes 57 times a day (Peru), Warning issued for Mt. Lokon (Indonesia), Alert up at Mayon volcano (Philippines), Rockslide at Arenal volcano injures tourists

    A strange sky phenomenon over Gilbert, Arizona (video)

    This glass turns water into wine (video)

    This glass will turn your water into wine… Well almost.

    The Vocktail (Virtual Cocktail) is an interactive drinking utensil that digitally simulates your senses – taste, smell, and visual – to create virtual flavors and enhance the existing flavors of a beverage.

    Spontaneous teleportation? Patient mysteriously disappears from hospital in South Africa

    An unexplained mystery is currently being investigated at the Stellenbosch Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

    A man has spontaneously disappeared from his hospital bed within seconds. He was found thirteen days later inside the ceiling of the hospital, a so-called isolated area. [more]

    Delhi turns to 'gas chamber' as air pollution surges to extreme levels

    The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as toxic smog engulfed Indian capital Delhi. In some areas, Air Quality Index (AQI) reached a maximum of 999 and went beyond what instruments could measure. [more]

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  8. Party Like It's 1929

    "At the end they elected a sociopathic liar to 'Make America Great Again', because no one else could get the job done..."

    " the imperial end-game approaches, it becomes a matter of imperial self-preservation to breed a special-purpose ruling class—one that is incapable of understanding that the end-game is approaching" - Dmitry Orlov

    One year since the election and the start of the Trump meltup to meltdown rally. So far, he's eviscerated the EPA, eviscerated the SEC, robbed working people of healthcare, all while talking up stocks to record over-valuations, and consumer confidence to record delusion. It's what he does, he's good at it. As always, don't take my word for it:

    "That’s what I do. And I’ve done it well, I’ve done it really well"

    In the absence of any real Trump accomplishments, the Fed hiked rates three times and started shrinking their balance sheet. For the masses who apparently enjoy mega hurricanes, wildfires, mass shootings, interest rate hikes and the constant threat of World War III, it's been a banner year for sniffing glue. [more]

    Trump “not invited” to Paris climate summit

    [big waste of time and money any way]

    The magnitude of America’s opioid epidemic, in six charts – “The situation is dire and getting worse”

    [Big Pharma has morphed into Big Drug Dealer]

    Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the US, surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, guns, and HIV infection. [more]

    U.S. winter more than one month shorter than a century ago – 2016 was “way off the charts” nationwide


    Winter is coming … later. And it's leaving ever earlier.
    Across the United States, the year's first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. [more]

    [people LOVE it, now - wait til it devastates crops and trees]

    As Syria embraces Paris climate deal, it’s the United States against the world – “Trump has isolated the U.S. on the world stage in an embarrassing and dangerous position”

    Australia turns down New Zealand offer to take asylum seekers from Manus Island camp – PM Turnbull urges refugees to leave – PNG Supreme Court rejects bid to restore electricity, food, medical care, and water supplies

    Death toll in Vietnam from Typhoon Damrey rises to 69

  9. Sinkhole appears in the center of Amsterdam

    Death toll increases to 12 as monsoon rain tops 450 mm (18 inches) in Chennai, India

    Harrowing footage shows boy being viciously attacked by two dogs as his screaming gran tries to rescue him in Leiyang, China

    British Antarctic Survey to abandon research station for second time following another ice shelf fracture dubbed the 'Halloween Crack'

    Several reports of meteor fireball in sky over California, seen from Lake Tahoe

    Meteor fireball caught on CCTV footage over South African city