Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-14

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

2017-11-14 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes across broad swath of northern Alabama:

Quote: "Shortly after 1:40 p.m., a loud 'boom' was heard across North Alabama in Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Cullman, Talladega, Calhoun, Clay, Winston, Randolph, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair counties. Alabamians flocked to Twitter, with many reporting the event shook their homes."

2017-11-14 - Mysterious explosions increasing in intensity across the US:

2017-11-14 - RV goes up in flames and kills mother and daughter near Amity (Oregon):

Note: This is the 575th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Man found burned to death in burned-out car in Newbridge (Ireland):

Quote: "The man's body was found in the front of the burned-out vehicle. According to a spokesperson, Gardai are not treating the incident as suspicious."

2017-11-14 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap burns, in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

2017-11-14 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame near the Mississippi River in North St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-11-14 - Railroad bridge over the Gasconade River goes up in flames in Osage County (Missouri):

2017-11-14 - Passenger train bursts into flame at the Ryde Pier in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2017-11-14 - Several golf carts destroyed by fire at midnight while parked in lot in coastal Bonita Springs (Florida):

2017-11-14 - Home damaged by garage explosion and fire in Oregon City (Oregon):

2017-11-14 - Home damaged by explosion in coastal Drogheda (Ireland), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Note: These are the 326th and 327th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Boat, two vehicles and home go up in flames at 1:18 AM in coastal Massapequa (New York):

Quote: "An early morning fire caused significant damage to a home in Massapequa on Tuesday, with two vehicles and a boat lost in the blaze, though residents escaped without injury, fire officials said. Police said the fire on Gloucester Road was reported in a 911 call at 1:18 a.m."

2017-11-14 - Yacht 'Atlas Brisbane' explodes into flame in the Mactan Channel near coastal Consolacion (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "A Yacht caught fire in the Mactan Channel off Barangay Tayud, Consolacion yesterday afternoon. The Bureau of Fire Protection and other rescue units received the alarm at 1 p.m. In a dyAB report, residents near the area said they heard an explosion and saw the yacht Atlas Brisbane caught fire."

Note: These are the 975th and 976th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-14 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Pineville (North Carolina):

Quote: "Tuesday’s fire on a school bus marked the second time a CMS bus has caught fire in the last 30 days. In late October a bus became engulfed in flames along Dunlavin Way in east Charlotte."

2017-11-14 - Double-decker school bus bursts into flame at school in Carluke (Scotland):

Quote: "Terrified pupils were forced to flee to safety after a school bus burst into flames. Emergency crews were scrambled to the scene after the coach caught fire outside Carluke High School, in South Lanarkshire, at around 8.40am this morning."

2017-11-14 - Charter school bus bursts into flame on road near Bruthen (Australia), tractor goes up in flames in Woodside (Australia):

Quote: "Teachers removed students from the bus on the road between Bruthen and Nowa Nowa, before the bus burst into flames."

Quote: "Meanwhile CFA crews have brought a grassfire on the South Gippsland Highway at Woodside under control. The blaze — which flared from a tractor baling hay — has destroyed the vehicle along with a shed and haystack."

Note: These are the 187th, 188th and 189th school buses to burn in 2017, and these are the 753rd, 754th and 755th buses to burn in 2017, and this is the 2071st tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Tour bus bursts into flame on highway in Vizianagaram (India):

Note: This is the 756th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-24 near the Ohio River near Paducah (Kentucky):

Quote: "This is just off the Kentucky end of the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis, Illinois, and Paducah."

2017-11-14 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 6:55 AM near business on Stoney Creek Road in Queensland (Australia):

2017-11-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Rosedale (Maryland):

Note: A car-hauler recently went up in flames on I-95 in Rosedale too, mentioned in the
2017-11-09 update...

2017-11-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Kirkwood Highway near Prices Corner (Delaware):

2017-11-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5 AM on I-75 in Rockcastle County (Kentucky):

2017-11-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M2 near Rochester (Britain):

Note: These are the 2072nd, 2073rd, 2074th, 2075th, 2076th and 2077th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-635 in Dallas (Texas):

2017-11-14 - Box truck bursts into flame on the Dolphin Expressway near Miami Lakes (Florida):

2017-11-14 - Box truck bursts into flame on the M74 in South Lanarkshire (Scotland):

2017-11-14 - Forklift truck bursts into flame on Hortonwood 7 in Telford (Britain):

2017-11-14 - RV and carport destroyed by fire at home in Candler (North Carolina):

Note: This is the 576th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Van bursts into flame on Cemetery Road in Crisp County (Georgia):

2017-11-14 - Minivan bursts into flame outside daycare on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue in coastal Washington DC:

2017-11-14 - SUV bursts into flame on I-10 near Picacho (Arizona):

2017-11-14 - SUV bursts into flame on I-70 near Loma (Colorado):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on the Fort Pitt Bridge over the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on Delaware 1 near Smyrna (Delaware):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Maharashtra (India):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on Bitterscote Drive in Birmingham (Britain):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on Woodlands Avenue in Spilsby (Britain):

2017-11-14 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in Prestwood (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 14 November, 12.43pm Car fire, High Street, Prestwood. One appliance and crew from Great Missenden and one from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2017-11-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Rivers Avenue in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2017-11-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Kinsey Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2017-11-14 - RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked near Cleveland (Georgia), nobody there:

2017-11-14 - Several ATVs and welding shop destroyed by fire at 3:19 AM in Whitefield (Maine), nobody there:

Quote: "By the time neighbors spotted the flames on the Whitefield property around 3:19 a.m., the fire already had torn through the garage and its contents: the welding equipment, several all-terrain vehicles, and a leaf blower purchased at discount last spring."

2017-11-14 - Pickup truck, car, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home on Fillers Mill Road in Greeneville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Consumed in the fire were a 2011 Chevrolet Impala, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, a freezer, a Honda motorcycle, an air compressor, power tools and a pressure washer."

2017-11-14 - Vehicle and two homes go up in flames in Flint (Michigan):

2017-11-14 - Barn heavily damaged by fire near Merrill (Iowa):

2017-11-14 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Dubuque (Iowa):

2017-11-14 - Large amount of copper wiring goes up in flames on Willowholme Road in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Copper wiring on fire in Carlisle (Carlisle) 14 Nov 2017 At 10:31 firefighters were called to a large amount of copper wiring which was well alight on Willowholme Road, Carlisle. Crews used a hose reel jet and a ladder to fight the fire."

2017-11-14 - Cellphone bursts into flame at school in Winfield (Kansas):

2017-11-14 - Laptop bursts into flame on passenger plane after departing from coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2017-11-14 - Metal business heavily damaged by fire at 1:12 AM in Tonica (Illinois):

Quote: "Just last week, Tonica Fire Department responded to a fire at Illinois Valley Minerals where they extinguished burning pallets that were pulled from the building by employees with a forklift."

2017-11-14 - Auction business destroyed by fire shortly after 4 AM in Corinth (Mississippi):

2017-11-14 - Lake Helen Pub and Grill destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM on Lake Helen in Rosholt (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2017-11-14 - Pool hall and apartments destroyed by fire just before 4 AM in Shamokin (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-14 - Roofing company hit by fire, building destroyed, in Lambertville (New Jersey):

2017-11-14 - Gas station damaged by fire at 11 PM near Brighton (Alabama):

2017-11-14 - Chocolate factory damaged by fire in the Fulton River District in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-11-14 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2017-11-14 - Car wash destroyed by fire shortly before 2 AM in Dungannon (Ireland), nobody there:

2017-11-14 - Sawmill damaged by fire on Sitwell Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Sitwell Street, Hull. Tue 14 Nov 2017 17:40 (No:24858) Fire in sawmill. 6 foam extinguishers in use by works personnel prior to arrival. 1 hose reel, reciprocating saw and Thermal Image Camera in use by Fire Service personnel."

2017-11-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Cambridge (New York), nobody there:

2017-11-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Yakima (Washington), nobody there:

2017-11-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:47 AM in coastal Mattapoisett (Massachusetts):

2017-11-14 - Home destroyed by fire in Birmingham (Alabama):

2017-11-14 - Home destroyed by fire on North Shebel Road in La Porte County (Indiana):

2017-11-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Medford (Wisconsin), 4 injured:

2017-11-14 - Vacant mobile home burns in Chaffee (Missouri):

2017-11-14 - Vacant home burns in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-11-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Schenectady (New York):

2017-11-14 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Bakersfield (California):

2017-11-14 - Couple in their 60s found dead in home in the west valley in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-11-14 - Two women, 22 and 27, sicken and die at guest house in coastal Kampot (Cambodia):

2017-11-14 - Man, 76, has 'medical emergency' and dies while driving, car hits crash attenuator, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "A 76-year-old man died early Tuesday morning after suffering from a medical emergency and colliding with a crash attenuator, according to authorities."

2017-11-14 - Man, 43, found dead near Swansea (South Carolina):

2017-11-14 - Man, 28, crashes car in the wee hours, wanders off and dies, in Lebanon County (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-14 - Woman found dead in car at church in Houston (Texas):

2017-11-14 - Person found dead near Congress Street in coastal Portlane (Maine):

2017-11-14 - Person found dead in the Rideau River in Ottawa (Canada):

2017-11-14 - Man, 68, found dead on boat in coastal Chaguaramas on the island of Trinidad:

2017-11-14 - Man, 63, found dead in harbor at the island of St. Thomas:

2017-11-14 - Man, around 30, found dead in the water at marina on the island of Malta:

2017-11-14 - Boy, 8, found dead in drain in Noida (India):

2017-11-14 - Man, 60, dies in the water at Karon Beach in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2017-11-14 - Man, 63, found dead in submerged pickup truck in pond in Tambon Takian (Thailand):

2017-11-14 - Man, 67, found dead in Lake Malawi (Malawi):

2017-11-14 - Man, 40 to 50, found dead in the Bow Back River in Stratford (Britain):

2017-11-14 - Man, 35, found dead in the water at Royal Quays Marina in coastal North Shields (Britain):

2017-11-14 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Bhubaneswar (India):

Quote: "A SpiceJet flight on Tuesday made an emergency landing at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here after a passenger fell sick. The flight on its way to Bagdogra from Chennai had to be diverted and made an emergency landing around noon after N Das complained of dizziness and fell sick."

2017-11-14 - School bus driver has 'medical emergency', bus crashes into ditch, in McKinney (Texas), 7 lightly injured:

Quote: "This morning at approximately 8 a.m., a McKinney ISD bus was involved in an accident when the bus driver experienced a medical emergency that caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle."

2017-11-14 - Driver slumps over while driving, pickup crashes into bank, in Newark (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "A pick-up truck struck a street sign and bank building Tuesday afternoon, and a medical condition may be to blame."

Quote: "Connor said a witness told police and medics the driver appeared to be unresponsive as he came through the intersection."

2017-11-14 - Man, 73, has 'medical issue', car veers over centerline, hits pickup, in Willmar (Minnesota), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 73-year-old Willmar man died Tuesday, Nov. 14, after suffering a medical issue while driving and being involved in a two-vehicle crash at around 3:30 p.m on U.S. Highway 12 East in Willmar. The Willmar Police Department said it is unclear whether the man, identified as Leon Muller, died from the medical issue or from injuries received during the crash."

2017-11-14 - Small plane crashes in Nelkan (Russia), 6 killed, toddler girl is lone survivor:

2017-11-14 - Passenger train crashes into stationery train in coastal Singapore, 25 injured:

2017-11-14 - Passenger bus plunges into gorge in Jandhrore (India), 2 killed, 25 injured:

2017-11-14 - Tractor trailer hauling junk cars overturns, fire erupts, in Hercules (California):

2017-11-14 - Tractor trailer overturns down embankment on US 101 near Leggett (California):

2017-11-14 - Heavy truck crashes into tractor near Ambaliya (India), 6 killed, 8 injured:

2017-11-14 - Four cars crash, one bursts into flame, on I-16 near Pooler (Georgia):

2017-11-14 - Car veers off road at 12:30 AM, hits tree, in Elkton (Maryland), 1 killed:

Quote: "With Tuesday morning’s crash on Brewster Bridge Road, 28 people have died on Cecil County roads so far in 2017, a five-year high, with approximately six weeks left in the year. There were 19 traffic fatalities in all of 2016, according to Cecil Whig records."

2017-11-14 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Cherokee County (Georgia), 3 killed:

2017-11-14 - Car crashes into creek, bursts into flame, near Winchester (Kentucky), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "The Clark County Sheriff says the car ran off the shoulder of the road, hit a concrete bridge embankment and fell into a creek, where it ended up catching fire."

2017-11-14 - Car crashes on the Pyramid Highway near Sparks (Nevada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Nevada Highway Patrol reports that the crash occurred just before 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday and was possibly caused by a medical event."

2017-11-14 - Car veers off road, hits pole, in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A police spokesperson says police and ambulance attended the scene just after 9pm. 'Police and ambulance were advised at around 9.20pm that a single vehicle had gone into a traffic light post. The sole occupant was reported to have minor injuries.' She says initial information suggests the driver possibly suffered a 'medical event'."

2017-11-14 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Spreyton, Devon (Britain), 2 injured:

2017-11-14 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, in Camarillo (California), 1 killed:

2017-11-14 - Man found screaming in cemetery at 12:09 AM in Leicester (Britain):

Quote: "Piercing screams from a Leicester city graveyard in the dead of night were due to a 'man having a medical episode', Leicestershire Police has confirmed. Sleeping residents near to St George’s Church, in Rutland Street, near to Curve in the cultural quarter, were abruptly awoken shortly after midnight by the sound."

2017-11-14 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures woman in Tucson (Arizona):

2017-11-14 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man in coastal Karwar, Karnataka (India):

2017-11-14 - Dog attacks and injures woman in Mexico City (Mexico):

2017-11-14 - Unknown 'gas smell' hits school in North Brunswick Township (New Jersey), 6 miles from the coast:

2017-11-14 - Woman has 'medical episode', falls down and breaks leg, in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

Quote: "Police say woman suffered medical episode and fell into road near Sainsbury's petrol station..."

2017-11-14 - Guy McPherson and Pauline describe the timeline toward human annihilation with abrupt climate change:

2017-11-14 - Mt. Kanlaon showing activity in Negros Occidental (Philippine Islands), alert level raised:

2017-11-14 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Guam:

2017-11-14 - New Antarctic heat map shows sub-ice hotspots or where it’s hot under the ice of Antarctica:

2017-11-14 - Natural gas has no climate benefit and may make things worse:

2017-11-14 - Lightning strike kills man on golf course in Parys (South Africa):

2017-11-14 - Lightning strike kills man on bicycle in Mchinji (Malawi):

2017-11-14 - Powerful storm roars through Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-11-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Johor (Malaysia):

2017-11-14 - Early season snow pounds Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, ski areas open weeks ahead of schedule:

2017-11-14 - First significant snowfall of the season and hurricane-force winds cause traffic chaos in Slovenia and Croatia:

2017-11-14 - Meteor lights up the sky over Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-11-14 - Meteor spotted over San Juan (Argentina):

2017-11-14 - Meteor flies over Toledo (Spain):

2017-11-14 - Southern Arizona treated to beautiful sun halo:

2017-11-14 - How the GOP tax bill could trigger $25 billion in Medicare cuts in 2018:

Note: Downside, more old people die in misery. Upside, rich people get even richer. Pros and cons!

2017-11-14 - The richest 1 percent now own half the world's wealth:

2017-11-14 - Oil prices slump as energy watchdog cuts demand forecast:

2017-11-14 - Why America’s retail apocalypse could accelerate even more in 2018:

2017-11-14 - Bizarre 'tire' UFO filmed over Lake Dianchi Yunnan Province (China):

2017-11-14 - Man goes on shooting rampage in Rancho Tehama (California), 5 killed including shooter, several injured:

2017-11-14 - Mortician found with 3,178 embalmed penises at his home in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Dave Murray will remain in custody for the moment as a psychiatric evaluation has been ordered to determine if he’s fit to stand a trial."


  1. You come up with the most bizarre stories, Jonny. Gyad!

    Lotsa MO JJFH incidents on this day too, I see.

    That guy screaming at the cemetery in the wee hours must have scared the crap out of those he awoke.

    After 3 days of inactivity, Hull has another JJFH incident, while on the same day a garbage truck catches fire. Each one of the garbage truck fires this month has had a corresponding Hull incident. These (random events) used to be rare occurrences!

    Theft: US-backed SDF forces seize second largest oil field in Deir Ezzor

    the Syrian Democratic Forces now control two of the largest oil field in Deir Ezzor. [more]

    Congresswoman: Victims of congressional sexual harassment must sign NDA and cannot be represented by counsel

    6 Democrats introduce 5 Articles of Impeachment against President Trump

    [it won't go anywhere]

    War between Iran & Saudi Arabia could send oil to $300 per barrel & impoverish the world (video)

    JFK files reveal CIA blocked access to Jim Angleton's files, obscuring CIA crimes and possible assassination info

    The CIA delayed responding to requests for information about its longtime counter-espionage chief, James Angleton, as it tried to minimize the disclosure of his activities related to Soviet defectors and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, newly released documents show.

    "Don't answer his initial request any sooner than necessary," said a May 31, 1979, internal CIA memo about a Freedom of Information Act request from author David Martin, who is now a CBS News correspondent. "When we do, deny release of any of the information, maintaining it is still classified and involves protection of sources and methods." [more]

    After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

    South Korea 5.4 earthquake leaves 1,500 homeless, dozens injured

    China Lake, California: 'Most controversial UFO photo on record'

    Remarkable pictures of what appears to be an alien spacecraft hovering over the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California have the UFO community mesmerized.

    The pictures were reportedly taken by Keith Bradshaw in 2007, but he was too nervous to reveal them to the world until this week. Bradshaw claims that he went out to the desert after an old friend working on the base told him about the mysterious sighting. "This thing would wobble along close to the ground, very unstable," he told the Daily Star. "Then it would freeze in position, go up to a certain height and sit there for a few minutes, perfectly still. It made no noise that I could hear."

    Bradshaw also claims to have heard a helicopter as he walked toward the base, before seeing the silver craft. He watched the UFO for approximately 10 minutes and noticed the military helicopter flying around near the craft at the same time. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Thursday, 16 November 2017
    A very rare hurricane is forming in the Mediteranian Sea

    A very rare hurricane in the Mediteranian Sea called ("Medicane") is forming west of Italy after days of wild and deadly weather in the area

    The heavy storm and rainfall left a large-scale damage in the areas. And greenhouses, houses and vehicles were destroyed [more]

    No significant relief from Delhi air pollution in sight – Landfill fire rages as city chokes – Students march to demand cleaner air

    Large river systems are main culprits for plastic pollution in the oceans – “It is still impossible to foresee the ecological consequences of this. One thing is certain, however: this situation cannot continue.”
    Thousands of scientists issue bleak “second notice” to humanity – “Humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse”

    [may as well be the FINAL notice - nothing is being done]

    Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined

    A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group's plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month.

    that outcome would pose a significant danger, Peterffy argued, suggesting that a hypothetical plunge in the price of a particular cryptocurrency could send CME reeling financially. [more]

    The Last Time These 3 Ominous Signals Appeared Simultaneously Was Just Before The Last Financial Crisis

    We have not seen a “leadership reversal”, a “Hindenburg Omen” and a “Titanic Syndrome signal” all appear simultaneously since just before the last financial crisis.  [more]

    [more below]

  3. Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows

    Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. [more; Beckwith should read this report]

    How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water
    A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests.

    At Stake in Arctic Refuge Drilling Vote: Money, Wilderness and a Way of Life

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to polar bears and caribou. For many Alaskans living here, subsistence hunting is a way of life. [more]

    [here's why]
    GOP Plans to Win Tax and Obamacare Fight by Opening Up Alaska’s Wildlife Refuge to Drilling

    Weathering the Heat

    Climate civil war brewing at ALEC

    Members of the [Koch funded] American Legislative Exchange Council, a heavyweight conservative policy organization, are feuding about their approach to climate change.

    ALEC's conservative wing says the organization — which convenes corporations, think tanks and legislators — is capitulating to left-of-center interests to regain funders after an exodus of corporate titans like Google LLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC over the organization's climate change positions. Others, however, contend that the conversation on climate has shifted away from hard-liners, with a growing number of Republicans and conservatives embracing clean technology and climate science, according to several of the group's members. [more]

    Chris Fire forced closure of Hwy. 395 in California

    A fire started by a vehicle accident around 11 a.m. on Monday has burned about 370 acres 16 air miles northwest of Bridgeport, California. Most of the fire is west of U.S. Highway 395, which was closed overnight from Bridgeport north to the Nevada State Line, but there were several spots across the highway which were picked up. The highway reopened at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday. [more]

    [a bunch of interesting articles here]
    News roundup, November 15, 2017

    Republicans Explain Why They Want Permanent Tax Cuts For Corporations But Not People

    Republicans say their tax reform bill will benefit middle-class families. But the new version of their legislation in the Senate actually lets almost all of the individual income tax cuts expire in 2025. [won't matter by then]

    Meanwhile, the heart of the plan ― a reduction in the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent ― would still be permanent in the Senate bill. [more]

    Sudden Severe Flood Leaves 14 Dead in Athens, Forecasts Show Up to 15+ Additional Inches on the Way for Greece

  4. News Links, November 16, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    One of Asia's largest banks says bitcoin is 'a ponzi scheme'

    Amazon Poses a Serious Threat to Freedom and Free Markets

    Dow sheds 135 points to close at lowest level in three weeks

    Amazon Says It's "Almost Ready" To Get 1,000s Of Grocery Store Cashiers Fired

    First class gets swankier, but bare-bones air travel is the future for most passengers

    Saudi use of US, Russian air-defense systems will create 'serious challenges'

    Zimbabwe military holds president under house arrest

    Turkey's newest armed drone makes debut at Dubai Airshow [there's the 'slaughterbots' we were warned about]

    Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria
    Russia Says Iran Can Legitimately Stay in Syria

    Russia Accuses US of Providing Cover for ISIS Fighters

    The Ever-Expanding 'War on Terror'
    In the shadows, the U.S. special operations war on "terrorists" keeps on expanding around the globe, now reaching into Africa where few detectable American "interests" exist.

    German Homeless Population Explodes By One-Third In 2016 As Migrant Crisis Takes Its Toll

    The California Duck Curve isn't confined to California
    With the possible exception of those in equatorial latitudes, every jurisdiction in the world that commits to including more than, say, 20% solar in its future generation mix will likely reach a threshold where daily ramping and storage/curtailment requirements become potentially unmanageable.

    Natural gas emissions will blow Europe's carbon budget at current levels

    Yellow, Three-Eyed, Wingless Mosquitoes Created Using CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

    Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings [mustn't tell the truth]

    Electric trucks emerging but still have a long haul

    We're Now Even Closer to the Point of No Return

    EPA Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide Found in 87 Percent of Newborns [who are they protecting?]

    Sea creatures in Mariana Trench (the deepest place on Earth) have plastic in their stomachs

    AI will obliterate half of all jobs, starting with white collar, says ex-Google China president

    Is This Why Productivity Has Tanked and Wealth Inequality Has Soared?
    Needless but highly profitable forced-upgrades are the bread and butter of the tech industry.

    Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up

    Mizuho to ax 19,000 jobs, cites effects of low interest rates

    China builds world's fastest wind tunnel to test weapons that could strike US within 14 minutes

    Enormous Solar Power Plant Proposal In UK Generates NIMBY Pushback

    Auto-Loan Subprime Blows Up Lehman-Moment-Like

    Technology invading nearly all U.S. jobs, even lower skilled: study

    Raises: Survey shows 52% of workers didn't get one in the past year

    DOJ: Protestors Interfering With Pipeline Construction Will Be Prosecuted

    Retail Sales Moderate, Still Show Huge Hurricane Impacts, Especially Autos

    49% Favor Mandatory Military Service For US Youth

    Millions Of Millennials Could Be Trading Sex For Their Next Debt Payment - Here's How

    Trump Makes It Easier for Police to Get Military Equipment

    Trump Adds to Washington's 'Swamp'
    President Trump's vow to "drain the swamp" was just one more empty promise as he adds to the muck with military contractors in key Pentagon jobs and other industry lobbyists at regulatory posts.

    House Passes $700 Billion Military Spending Bill

  5. Rising Rapper Lil Peep Dead at 21

    . . the cause of death was undetermined. [more]

    Eddie Montgomery Breaks Silence on Troy Gentry's Death: 'It Was a Horrific Day — My World Changed'

    On Sept. 8 this year, hours before they were due onstage . . Gentry opted to board one of the venue’s helicopters for a preshow joyride. Minutes after takeoff, the two-seater craft became crippled by engine problems. It tumbled out of the sky just before 1 p.m., crashing into a wooded area short of the runway. [more]

    Trump to lift ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will issue permits for elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe, reversing a 2014 ban under President Obama. [more]

    Medicare leaves seniors behind, study finds

    Medicare, the crown jewel of the U.S. healthcare system, looks pretty tarnished when compared to what other countries offer seniors, according to a new report released Wednesday. [more]

    During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine

    [how convenient]

    The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. [more]

    Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

    Firefighters battle massive blaze in St. Louis

    A five-alarm fire burned for much of the day and into the night at a warehouse in St. Louis where at least 80 firefighters responded to battle the flames. At least four people -- including two firefighters -- were rushed to the hospital for smoke inhalation. They were treated and released.

    The building in the Botanical Heights neighborhood partially collapsed around 11:30 a.m. local time and damaged a fire department pumper truck, CBS affiliate KMOV-TV reports.

    Fire department officials said, in vague detail, that the fire contains hazardous material, KMOV-TV writes. They are advising those in the area to avoid breathing in the smoke. [more]

    Blackout hits Puerto Rico as power company reached goal

    A major blackout hit Puerto Rico's most populated region Wednesday just as the government announced it had met its goal of 50 percent power generation nearly two months after Hurricane Maria struck as a Category 4 storm.

    The Electric Power Authority said it dispatched crews to investigate why a key 230-kilovolt line that connects the island's northern and southern regions failed for the second time in a week. [more]

  6. Tons of dead fish found along 1.3 km of beach in Liepaja, Latvia

    About three tons of fish washed ashore on a 1.3 km long stretch of the Liepaja beach, authorities said. [more]

    Sundogs seen in southern Mississippi sky

    Impressive sun halo spotted over Las Vegas, Nevada

    Spectacular series of sun phenomena appear in the skies of northern Chile

    Early snowfall hits Afghanistan blocking roads

    Walloping of snow in Yellowknife, Canada sets a record

    Dan Kulak, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says Tuesday's system was the most snow that has fallen in one day in Yellowknife in the month of November.

    And, it might just be the most snowfall in one day ever recorded in the city. [more]

    Shallow 5.9 earthquake recorded near New Caledonia with numerous aftershocks

    Heavy snowfall in spring sweeps across South Africa; 30cm (1 foot) recorded

    Man killed by lightning near Durban, South Africa

    [for all you cat lovers out there]
    Neighborhood memorializes Tombili - beloved street cat, made famous on the internet

    Sadly, the beloved cat died in August of 2016. The district mayor commemorated the famous feline by installing a sculpture of Tombili in his iconic pose atop a step on World Animal Day. The sculpture was stolen a month after its installation, but after much public outcry, the thieves returned it to its original spot. People still visit to pay their respects to the internet star.

    [here we go again with the disappearing water]
    A famous waterfall mysteriously disappears OVERNIGHT in Chiapas, Mexico

    One of the most famous tourist attractions of Chiapas has almost completely disappeared as the flow of the river has decreased unexpectedly. Residents living around Cascadas de Agua Azul and from tourists visiting the area, woke up in distress as they noted that the waterfall had almost completely disappeared on November 10, 2017. The baffled inhabitants directly alerted authorities about the unusual phenomenon. Officials are investigating but have found nothing yet. Baffling is the fact that Chiapas is coming out from an intense wet season and that it has rained last week as well. So no drought, no needs of irrigation of agriculture. So what’s the heck? [more]

    GISS October global up 0.1°C from September, now 0.9°C.

    It was the second warmest October on record, after 2015. [more]

    Deliverance 2017

    The world has been hijacked by demented hillbillies...

    The definition of an Idiocracy is a society that trusts the same psychopaths over and over again, each time expecting a different result...

    The dollar and yields are not impressed, since Trump's tax cut for the middle class is solely to the benefit of the ultra-wealthy. [more]

  7. Lil Peep Died From Suspected Xanax Overdose, Police Say

  8. The Associated Foreign Press, India Today, and others report that the missing waterfall story was down to the effects of the 8.2 earthquake that occurred right there in Chiapas, which altered the flow of the river causing too little to go toward the falls and too much going in another direction.

    So much for that mystery.

  9. Wow, so while I'm asleep, you uncover a mystery AND solve it!