Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-09

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

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

Category: Variety Pack

2018-10-09 - Climate change even worse than stated in the dire IPCC report:

Quote: "Jamie Henn, co-founder and the program director for the international climate group, stated in a tweet on Tuesday, the 'scariest thing about the IPCC Report' is the fact that 'it’s the watered down, consensus version. The latest science is much, much, much more terrifying.'"

Note: Tipping points have already passed. The end of the world has begun and it is unstoppable...

2018-10-09 - Foul odor hits coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "A foul smell has engulfed many localities of the port city since Tuesday night. Many on social media were confused and wondered where the smell originated from. World Wide Fund (WWF) Pakistan adviser Mohammad Moazzam Khan said that the stench emanates from the rotting of phytoplankton plant that washes ashore at the end of the monsoon season."

Note: Anaerobic breakdown of biomatter - dead stuff like plankton or algae or fish or seaweed, sewage and sh#t, etc - creates hydrogen sulfide, so that's what they were smelling. The same thing is happening in the Caribbean now as massive quantities of Sargassum seaweed inundate beaches and rot, and the same thing is happening along the coasts of Florida as dead fish and red tide rot. It's just the smell of death and decay spreading across the dying planet, no big deal!

2018-10-09 - Ice melting on Earth at an accelerating rate, rate has tripled in 10 years in Antarctica, trillions of tons of ice gone since 1992:

Quote: "Much of the frozen water portion of the Earth, otherwise known as the cryosphere, is melting. This is not news: It’s been happening for decades. What is news is that the long-term melting trends in the Arctic, Antarctica, and with most land-based glaciers are accelerating, often at shocking rates, largely due to human-caused climate change."

Quote: "Antarctica is melting three times as fast as it was just 10 years ago, alarming scientists. A study earlier this year showed 3 trillion tons of ice had disappeared since 1992. That is the equivalent of enough water to cover the entire state of Texas with 13 feet of water, and raise global sea levels a third of an inch."

2018-10-09 - Refinery explodes and burns near the Sava River in Bosanski Brod (Bosnia), at the border with Croatia, 8 injured:

Quote: "'This was a strong explosion and the detonation could be heard in Slavonski Brod,' Kerkez told Reuters, referring to the town just across the Sava River in Croatia."

Quote: "It was reported that a foul stench spread in the vicinity of the plant."

Note: The last major refinery explosion was waaaay back on...the day before, when Canada's biggest refinery was rocked by a huge explosion and fire in coastal Saint John (Canada), mentioned in the 2018-10-08 update. From the full hypothesis: "Likewise, chemical plants of all types will burn and/or explode, including biofuels plants, fertilizer plants, specialty chemical plants, petroleum-related facilities and more."

2018-10-09 - Chemical plant damaged by fire at 4:14 AM near the Mississippi River in Plaquemine (Louisiana):

2018-10-09 - Ammunition depot explodes and burns at 4:22 AM near Chernigov (Ukraine), thousands evacuated:

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Ammo depots will be hit with explosions and fires, including the civilian versions like fireworks factories."

2018-10-09 - Silo explodes at 5:45 AM at ethanol plant in Monroe (Wisconsin):

2018-10-09 - Natural gas pipeline explodes in Shelley (Canada), near the Fraser River:

2018-10-09 - Cellphone explodes and burns on school bus near the coast in Earleville (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-10-09 - Wildfire breaks out and threatens homes near Foy’s Lake west of Kalispell (Montana):

2018-10-09 - Wildfire grows to 4,700 acres, 6 homes and 3 barns destroyed, in Solano County (California):

Quote: "Six homes and three barns have been consumed by the flames."

2018-10-09 - Tanker ship damaged by explosion and fire while docked in coastal St. Petersburg (Russia):

Quote: "Boiler exploded in engine room of bunker tanker KEILA, moored alongside reefer BALTIC PEARL, which is docked at S-Petersburg port, Russia, at 0730 Moscow time Oct 9. Explosion was followed by fire in funnel area."

2018-10-09 - Barge full of scrap cars bursts into flame at metal recycling center on the Fraser River in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "SURREY, B.C. — A flaming pile of crushed cars aboard a barge in the Fraser River sent plumes of smoke into the Metro Vancouver sky for the second time in as many months Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out on a vessel docked near a recycling yard on the river not far from the Pattullo Bridge."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers." Also see the tractor trailer that burst into flame on this day on the Port Mann Bridge over the Fraser River less than 4 miles from this scrap car barge fire...

2018-10-09 - Boat and several cars go up in flames while parked at auto business in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

Quote: "Between four and five cars, and a boat caught fire at an auto center in New Haven on Tuesday afternoon."

Note: These are the 984th, 985th and 986th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-09 - Transit bus bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on street in Mississauga (Canada):

Note: This is the 575th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at loading dock at Publix on Henderson Mill Road in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-10-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near State Route 108 and County Road S near Napoleon (Ohio):

2018-10-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Lafayette (Louisiana):

2018-10-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Port Mann Bridge over the Fraser River near coastal Surrey (Canada):

Note: These are the 2167th, 2168th, 2169th and 2170th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-09 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the B1224 in Rufforth, York (Britain):

Quote: "B1224, Rufforth, York Time of call: 09:49 Crews from York and Acomb were called to refuse truck on fire. This was a fire to the engine compartment extinguished using a dry powder extinguisher and checked with a thermal imaging camera. The cause was unknown."

2018-10-09 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Australian Avenue in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-10-09 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on road near Numidia (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-09 - Horse truck bursts into flame at 6:01 AM on Cruwy's Morchard Mill Lane near Tiverton (Britain):

2018-10-09 - Truck bursts into flame on the M62 near Leeds (Britain):

2018-10-09 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark off Burnley Road in Padiham (Britain):

2018-10-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Walgreens in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-10-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-10 in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-10-09 - Five pickup trucks go up in flames shortly before 4 AM while parked at auto shop in Scarborough (Canada), nobody there:

Quote: "Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell said five pickup trucks went up in flames before the blaze was knocked down."

2018-10-09 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM near home, fire spreads to home, in Yakima (Washington):

2018-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near Rocky Creek Road in Macon (Georgia):

2018-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Southington (Connecticut):

2018-10-09 - Car bursts into flame at 12:48 AM on Route 4 in Auburn (Illinois):

2018-10-09 - Car bursts into flame at 6:49 AM on Oldham Court in Phillip (Australia):

2018-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on the Barton Highway in Giralang (Australia):

2018-10-09 - Three cars destroyed by fire at Mazda headquarters in Roumieh (Lebanon):

Quote: "The Mazda headquarters in Roumieh caught fire Tuesday, damaging property and destroying three cars before firefighters, who arrived within minutes, were able to battle through heavy smoke and put out the blaze of more than 600 degrees, Anthony Boukhater, one of the company’s owners, told The Daily Star."

2018-10-09 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Mount Pleasant Road in Bart Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-09 - Storage facility damaged by fire on East 2nd Street in Russellville (Arkansas):

2018-10-09 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Note: Two men in their 20s/30s just finished a half-marathon and dropped dead in Cardiff too, mentioned in the 2018-10-07 update...

2018-10-09 - Garage goes up in flames at 6:01 AM at home in Portland (Oregon):

2018-10-09 - Home damaged by fire on Quinaquisset Avenue in Mashpee (Massachusetts):

2018-10-09 - Home damaged by fire in Hialeah (Florida), near the coast, nobody there:

2018-10-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM on Main Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-10-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2018-10-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 11:30 PM in coastal San Jose (California), dog killed:

2018-10-09 - Home destroyed by fire just before midnight near Coarsegold (California):

2018-10-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM on Flag Tail Drive in Chesterfield (Virginia), dog killed:

2018-10-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Versailles (Kentucky):

2018-10-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:42 AM in coastal Waiehu Heights (Hawaii):

2018-10-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Van Nuys (California):

2018-10-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Lincoln Heights area in coastal Los Angeles (California), 1 injured:

2018-10-09 - Deadly fire burns home north of Klamath Falls in Chiloquin (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-10-09 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:15 AM on Autumn Hill Road in Guildford (Vermont), 1 killed:,552656

2018-10-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Beitar Illit (Israel), 2 killed, 7+ injured:

2018-10-09 - Vacant barn destroyed by fire on Rand Road in Hood River (Oregon):

2018-10-09 - Vacant home burns in Etobicoke (Canada):

2018-10-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at midnight in Winnipeg (Canada):

2018-10-09 - College student, woman, 20, has 'medical emergency' on campus, dies shortly later, in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "A Buffalo State student passed away Friday after suffering a medical emergency on-campus."

2018-10-09 - Man goes hunting, has 'medical issue' and drops dead, in Phelps County (Missouri):

Quote: "The death of a missing hunter in Phelps County has been determined to be the result of a medical issue, according to Phelps County Coroner Andy Davis."

2018-10-09 - Man, 84, goes hunting and drops dead in Sullivan County (Pennsylvania):

Note: Looks like dying-while-swimming season is about over and dying-while-hunting season has begun!

2018-10-09 - Man, 66, has 'medical episode', pickup runs off the road, man dies, in Schererville (Indiana):

Quote: "A Montana man died Tuesday after having a medical episode and driving off the road, police said."

2018-10-09 - Man found dead in yard in Grand Forks (North Dakota):

Quote: "Police say they did not notice any signs of trauma, and at this point, they are not sure how the man died. 'That's certainly a possibility with no signs of trauma that's certainly possible it was a medical issue then again we have to wait for the autopsy to answer that,' said Lt. Brett Johnson, with the Grand Forks Police Department."

Note: A woman just dropped dead in Lincoln Park near the Red River in Grand Forks too, mentioned in the 2018-10-06 update...

2018-10-09 - Man, 70, found dead and partially submerged in 2 feet of water in pond in Braggs (Oklahoma):

2018-10-09 - Man found dead in dry creek bed in Kenwood (California):

2018-10-09 - Man drops dead along Westloop Place in Manhattan (Kansas):

2018-10-09 - Man, 61, dies after being pulled from pond in Darien (Illinois):

2018-10-09 - Man, 67, found dead in the water near boat ramp in Green Cove Springs (Florida):

2018-10-09 - Man found dead at 3:45 AM in jail cell in Augusta (Maine):

2018-10-09 - Man slumps over dead on sofa in apartment in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-10-09 - Man found dead in the Guyandotte River near Chapmanville (West Virginia):

2018-10-09 - Person found dead in Ross Creek in Yeppoon (Australia):

2018-10-09 - Air Force soldier, woman, 27, found dead in residence near Yokota Air Base (Japan):

2018-10-09 - Man, 35 to 40, found dead in the water near marina in coastal Palaio Faliro, Athens (Greece):

2018-10-09 - Man, 25, found dead in pond in Delhi (India):

2018-10-09 - Man in his 40s found dead in apartment in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2018-10-09 - Man, 56, has 'medical episode', car slams into tree, in coastal Perth (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Controversial businessman John Kizon is in a critical but stable condition after crashing his car outside a Perth hospital during a suspected medical episode."

2018-10-09 - Man, 66, has 'medical emergency', motorcycle crashes, in Fredericksburg (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "The Fredericksburg Police Department says a 66-year-old Spotsylvania County man died Monday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency and then crashing his motorcycle."

2018-10-09 - Man, 74, has 'medical episode', motorcycle crashes, on the A1(M) near Darlington (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A pensioner biker has died after suffering a suspected 'medical episode' while travelling down a motorway. The 74-year-old motorcyclist died on the A1(M) near Darlington on Tuesday despite receiving extensive first aid from paramedics at the roadside."

2018-10-09 - Military training plane makes emergency belly-landing at RNZAF Base Ohakea (New Zealand), landing gear problem:

2018-10-09 - Small plane lands at airport, flips over, in Cape Girardeau (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-10-09 - Small plane crashes just after 6 AM in Limpopo (South Africa), 1 killed:

2018-10-09 - Passenger train derails in Uttar Pradesh (India), 7+ killed, 27 injured:

2018-10-09 - Freight train derails near Riverbank Street in Stellarton (Canada):

2018-10-09 - Tanker truck and vehicle crash, tanker leaks jet fuel, on I-95 in Hogan's Creek area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-10-09 - Tanker truck veers off road and overturns shortly after 11:30 PM on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar (California):

2018-10-09 - Multiple tractor trailers crash before 6 AM on I-65 near Seymour (Indiana):

2018-10-09 - Flatbed truck and car collide head-on at 6:35 AM in Harrogate (Britain), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police are investigating the collision, including the possibility that the lorry driver may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel, immediately prior to it."

2018-10-09 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Nutley (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "The cause of the crash remained unclear but Montanari said it could have been caused by a medical episode."

2018-10-09 - Car overturns on highway near Whitewater (Colorado), 2 injured:

Quote: "Colorado State Patrol said around 8:10 a.m., a 64-year-old woman from Whitewater lost control due to a possible medical issue."

2018-10-09 - Sinkhole opens near school in Lauderdale County (Mississippi):

2018-10-09 - Sinkhole opens on street in New Brunswick (New Jersey):

2018-10-09 - Bridge collapses along the Trans-Siberian Railway in Svobodny (Russia):

2018-10-09 - Man has seizure in the Moffat Hills (Scotland):

Quote: "A walker has been rescued after suffering a seizure while out in the Moffat Hills."

2018-10-09 - Magnitude 6.3+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2018-10-09 - Death toll tops 2,000 from earthquake and tsunami in Palu (Indonesia):

2018-10-09 - Massive dust storms hit two provinces and flooding hits six more provinces in Iran:

Quote: "Massive dust storms have hit the two southern provinces of Kerman and Sistan and Baluchistan, while six northern provinces of the country are submerged in floods."

2018-10-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala, 11+ killed:

2018-10-09 - Trudeau calls liquefied natural gas project in BC the biggest private investment in Canada’s history, climate activists call it irresponsible:

2018-10-09 - NASA's asteroid chaser gets first glimpse of potentially hazardous asteroid:

2018-10-09 - $900 billion bond wipeout sparks fear of worst run in decades:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, fellow readers. Man that hurricane was unbelievable!

    Gotta stay clear of ammunition dump fires - how do they put them out?

    Lotta people dyin' lately with all these storms and such.

    Gee, do you think it's a coincidence that a semi burst into flames a few miles from that barge fire? You'd think at least some people would start putting this together to figure out what's OBVIOUS to Jonny.

    Let's look around.

    Hurricane dangers will linger long after Michael's trail of devastation, experts say

    While the storm’s winds and rain have passed, flooding remains widespread across the Florida Panhandle, along with thousands of downed trees, severed power and gas lines, and road-blocking debris. And those are just the visible dangers: The water itself can carry bacteria and viruses that pose a major health hazard.

    Among the medical dangers are cholera, Hepatitis A and vibriosis, said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency room physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Glatter said storm victims need to stay focused on staying healthy while they await recovery efforts. That may mean not rushing outside as soon as the skies clear. [more; also electrocution and reptile attacks]

    See Hurricane Michael's path of destruction

    We Witnessed The 3rd Largest Point Crash In Stock Market History On The Same Day That The 3rd Most Powerful Hurricane To Ever Hit The U.S. Made Landfall

    If you don’t believe in “coincidences”, what are we supposed to make of this? On Wednesday, the 3rd most powerful hurricane to ever hit the United States made landfall in the Florida panhandle. Entire communities were absolutely shredded as Hurricane Michael came ashore with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. You can find the entire article that I just posted about this massive storm right here [link]. In this article, I am going to focus on what just happened on Wall Street. At the exact same time that Hurricane Michael was causing chaos in the Southeast, an October stock market crash was causing havoc in the Northeast. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 831 points, which was the 3rd largest single day point crash in stock market history. Of course it isn’t as if we hadn’t been repeatedly warned that this was coming, and the truth is that it looks like this is only the start of the financial shaking. [more]

    Dow futures imply a sharp 300-point loss at Thursday’s open

    [more below]

  2. 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hurricane Michael – The 3rd Most Powerful Hurricane Ever To Make Landfall In The U.S.

    It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Hurricane Michael was supposed to be a relatively minor storm as hurricanes go, but it just kept getting stronger and stronger as it approached the Florida panhandle. And when it finally did make landfall, it was an absolutely monstrous storm with sustained maximum winds of 155 miles per hour. If those winds had reached 157 miles per hour, it would have been a Category 5 storm. It truly was a “lawnmower from the sky” that shredded just about everything it encountered as it slammed into a part of the country that was very ill-prepared for a storm of this magnitude.

    According to the Weather Underground, much of the region “will be uninhabitable for weeks or months”… [more]

    Giant cracks appear on banks of river in Argentina - Evacuations ordered

    The earth crack is 130 meters long and between 30 and 40 deep. [more]

    [Soon people will realize that there's no "safe" place anywhere on the planet anymore. One woman in a video linked above says, it's time to move. Where? Look around - bad times are happening all over the place!]

    Cyclone Luban heads for Oman but worst hit may be Yemen

    Cyclone Titli hits India's Odisha coast: More than 300,000 evacuated

    Illusion experiment claims brain can retroactively change perceptions of reality

    By now, most of us are familiar with the 'Invisible Gorilla' experiment, which shows how selective our attention can be, but now a research team from Caltech (The California Institute of Technology) has found that our brain can mess with our perceptions in other ways-including changing our memories to fit a non-existent reality. [more]

    Solar storm hitting Earth from massive Coronal Hole almost 1 million km long on our Sun coincides with 4 major quakes last night

    [what a mess! Where are you going to PUT it?]
    80 tonnes of jellyfish-90 tonnes of plastic-99 tonnes of algae an enormous increase removed from Costa del Sol Spain in 3 1/2 months

    Thursday, 11 October 2018

    7.0 quake hits in Papua New Guinea

    Tim Bob: Nature Always Bats Last [~ 8.5 min. video]

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  4. 'Unimaginable destruction': Hurricane smashes rows of houses

    The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews began making their way into the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have defied evacuation orders.

    At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in over 50 years, and it wasn't done yet: Though reduced to a tropical storm, it brought flash flooding to North Carolina and Virginia, soaking areas still recovering from Hurricane Florence. [more]

    Security camera shows yard turn into ocean [short video]

    Dow closes nearly 550 points lower as market rout deepens

    Stocks tumbled again in volatile trading Thursday, a day after the major indexes suffered steep losses sparked by higher rates and a sell-off in tech shares.

    The Dow ended down nearly 550 points after sinking more than 600 points earlier, bringing its two-day losses to more than 1,300 points. The S&P 500 lost 2 percent and posted a six-day losing streak. The broad index also broke below its 200-day moving average for the first time since May. The Nasdaq shed 1.25 percent. [more]

    The Elevator Ride Lower

    The good news is that Trump extended the cycle by two years. The bad news is that he did it by conning gamblers into going ALL IN...

    And now, it's all turning back into a pumpkin

    Getting back to the casino, today has been a very volatile session as the 'BTFD' team was back on the field, sifting through the debris from yesterday.

    However, here is where it gets interesting, because whereas yesterday all of the momentum stocks were getting annihilated. Today, all of the "safe haven" stocks are getting monkey hammered.

    Which means tomorrow should be more interesting all around...[more]

    [more below]

    1. Yes the stock market is getting "interesting" now. The Dow average is now down 5 percent since Tuesday. Since this is the magical month of October then maybe, just maybe the huge decline we've been looking for is about to happen. Who knows? Tomorrow may be the 21st century Black Friday.

  5. [how about a little weather whiplash?]
    Chicago weather: From 80 degrees to 30 degrees in one week

    Hard to believe Chicago saw temperatures in the mid-80s on Monday. Thursday's high temperature is expected to hit 51 degrees with a low around 37 degrees across the city. On Friday, the high will be 46 degrees and the low will be 36 degrees. Highs this weekend will be in the low 50s.

    The 2019 Farmers' Almanac is predicting a "teeth-chattering cold" winter. And Chicago, along with the rest of the Midwest, will likely see above-normal snowfall, it said.

    But a competitor - the Old Farmer's Almanac, a precursor to the Farmers' Almanac founded in 1792 - is predicting a milder-than-normal winter is likely, with forecasters there citing "a decrease in solar activity" and a weak El Nino in the Pacific Ocean, meaning cold air masses won't stick around. [more]

    Woman Calls 911 As Whales Swim Near Boat In Dramatic Video

    [Hey, how about them unemployment numbers, hunh?]
    Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump's Trade Tariffs, Report Says

    [this will have a ripple effect through suppliers, delivery people, neighborhood businesses, etc., but it will have no effect on the unemployment figures we get]

    [coming to a coastline near you; well, maybe not Jonny or Fran . ..]
    Haitian coastline covered in a tide of plastic pollution [short video]

    America’s obesity is threatening national security, according to this study

    [so now we have an air force with planes that don't make the grade, naval ships that have to be towed back to port after failing, and now "our" Army can't find enough guys to make their quotas - Let's Have A War!]

    “Out of all the reasons that we have future soldiers disqualify, the largest – 31 percent ― is obesity,” Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, head of Army Recruiting Command, said Wednesday at AUSA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. [more]

  6. As regards the obesity problem, I was the exact opposite when I joined the Army. I weighed around 100 pounds at 5'10". But I scored high on my ASVAB test, so my recruiter was desperate to get me in. So after I failed the first weigh-in for being too skinny, he devised a plan. First, I ate a lot of spaghetti for a week. Secondly, I didn't shit for a week (which was really difficult, I'll tell ya). Third, my height measurement, he told me to slouch as much as possible, and I shaved 3 inches off my height, which brought my minimum weight down to 111 pounds. Fourth, he had me get a doctor's waiver for being 'small-boned', which saved another 5 pounds off my minimum weight, bringing it down to 106 pounds.

    Finally, on the day of my second weigh-in, I first had breakfast. Then when my recruiter picked me up, he handed me a jug of water and 12 bananas, and I was able to cram 11 bananas down. (And I haven't eaten one banana since that day.)

    So the weigh-in guy says to me, 'Go weigh yourself.' I was thinking, wow, he's just gonna take my word for it?! Awesome! So I weighed myself and came up to 104.5 pounds. I went back and told him I weighed 106 pounds. He said, 'Hmmm, that's EXACTLY what you HAVE to weigh. Let's take a look.' So he walked me back and we did the scale again, and it went to 104.5 pounds again. So I looked at him, smiled, winked and said, 'See? About 106 pounds!' He chuckled and said, 'Yeah, close enough!'

    So no shitting for a week, slouched 3 inches off my height, got a medical waiver, ate 11 bananas before weigh-in...and I still didn't quite make the minimum weight. But my sense of humor carried the day. So I figure my sense of humor weighs 1.5 pounds! Heh.

    1. Wow! I thought I was super skinny when I was in my late teens and early twenties. My senior year in HS I was 5'8" and weighed 126 lbs soaking wet. I was always self-conscious about being too skinny, even though my Dad told me that I was the right weight for my height. Of course....he was right.

      I almost went into the Army. I too scored high on the ASVAB so my recruiter was all excited about getting me in. Of course he probably blew a lot of smoke up my ass with promises like, "Oh you can choose whatever MOS you want with that score". I found out from people who've been in that the Army determines your MOS most of the time and doesn't give a shit what you want. Those recruiters are pretty much no different than used car salesmen. Lol...

      It was a comedy of errors that led to my not going in to the Army after all. But it would take a long time to type it all out and I'm feeling lazy right now.

  7. Well now. If we're gonna revisit the dim past. You're both taller than me. I wrestled 127, 133 (& 145 occasionally) in h.s. and 1 year of college, but I'm only 5'7". I was subject to the Viet Nam draft in 1970/71 but my number was suitably high enough that I didn't have to report for duty. Thank my lucky stars for that - it was senseless.

    The world had changed after JFK was taken out by the cabal that's behind most of the crap that's happening, even today. I knew something was fundamentally wrong when I graduated h.s., but I couldn't $ee the bars on the cage until I got out of college, but by then I was wrapped up in life and had to figure all that out on the fly. I wanted to be a nomad, but instead became a family man. I didn't want kids either, but was "convinced" to give it a shot. They're all boys - well, grown men now.

    Other than that Mr. Lincoln, how did you like the play?

    It's been a long strange trip. Now it's crunch time. Then oblivion.

    But we ain't dead yet!

  8. 666: 3 earthquakes larger than M6.0 (M6.0, M6.2, M6.5) and a M7.0 shake the Ring of Fire within 5 hours

    Not 1, not 2, but three earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M6.0 and a M7.0 earthquake hit along the Ring of Fire in less than 5 hours on October 10, 2018. Amazing how much pressure has been released in such a short time period. [more]

    Hurricane Michael shutters nearly half of oil production in Gulf of Mexico

    Roughly 40 percent of the Gulf of Mexico's oil production and 28 percent of its natural gas production was shut down as of Tuesday, as the region braced for a powerful hurricane to make landfall.

    At least 75 platforms were evacuated, according to Reuters, including those operated by Anadarko Petroleum, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil. Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it approached the Florida Panhandle, threatening catastrophic damage to Florida's Gulf Coast. [more]