Thursday, October 11, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-10

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

2018-10-10 - Unknown noxious odor blows through large swath of coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "People of London reported about a mysterious odor, described as 'acrid, noxious,' most likely a 'chemical smell' across parts of city Wednesday night. The smell appeared to be affecting areas stretching from Victoria to Wapping in east London as well as areas in the south-east such as Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Camberwell. Panic struck among Londoners as some described the smell as 'Dettol meets battery acid.' Lana Preston, 51, of Bermondsey, told the BBC she was worried it might be 'something hazardous or poisonous. It's like a very strong smell - like a sweet rubber smell. I've never smelt anything like it,' she said, adding the smell could be linked to a foggy haze over London."

2018-10-10 - Unknown odor evacuates school in Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "Hartford Public High School was evacuated on Wednesday morning because of a strange odor. School officials said the odor was detected in several classrooms. They did not believe a gas leak was the cause."

2018-10-10 - Passenger plane engine damaged by explosion, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Fort Myers (Florida);

Quote: "The pilot operating a United Airlines flight en route to New Jersey was forced to make an emergency landing in Florida Wednesday afternoon following a sudden engine explosion."

Note: This is the 169th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-10 - Strong Category 4 Hurricane Michael roars ashore with 155 MPH winds on the Florida Panhandle:

Quote: "Michael made landfall Wednesday around 2 p.m. ET as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Florida. The strongest storm to hit the continental US since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Michael dashed homes into pieces, swallowed marinas and left piles of rubble where shopping centers once stood."

Quote: "Michael is the strongest hurricane to strike the FL Panhandle on record. Michael is the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental US since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Michael’s pressure (919 millibars) was lower than Hurricane Andrew and the third lowest pressure ever measured in a hurricane making landfall in the US."

Quote: "Hurricane Michael is now the first Category 3 storm to track into Georgia since the 1800s."

2018-10-10 - Huge 115-square-mile (300-square-kilometer) iceberg about to crack off in Antarctica:

Quote: "If the iceberg breaks off in one piece, it will be a whopping 115 square miles (300 square kilometers), which is even larger than the one that broke off last year. (The 2017 iceberg was 103 square miles, or 267 square km.)"

2018-10-10 - SOTT earth changes summary for September, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2018-10-10 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on the north shore of Lake Winnebago in Harrison (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

Quote: "The explosion happened about 8am, with the property located on the north shore of Lake Winnebago."

Quote: "'The whole hillside just shook,' nearby resident Steve Macrander told local media. 'You heard the reverberation go across the lake and come all the way back,' he said according to the Appleton Post-Crescent."

Note: This is the 267th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-10-10 - Fireworks factory explodes and burns in coastal Dalian (China):

2018-10-10 - Electrical substation destroyed by fire in Pyworthy, Devon (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Brush fire breaks out and closes US 101 in coastal San Jose (California):

2018-10-10 - Fishing ship destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Bãi Xép (Vietnam):

Note: This is the 987th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-10 - Inmate transport bus bursts into flame on Route 60 near Beaumont (California):

2018-10-10 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on busy road in Kidsgrove (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Tour bus bursts into flame on Mandara Toll Road on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

Note: These are the 576th, 577th and 578th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly before 5:30 AM on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Gibsonia (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 275 in Stanton County (Nebraska):

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 30 in Wyandot County (Ohio):

2018-10-10 - Tractor bursts into flame at property near Haysville (Indiana):

2018-10-10 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Milan (Indiana):

2018-10-10 - Tractor bursts into flame in Milton Damerel (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame at 6:40 AM on Third Drove in Little Downham (Britain):

Note: These are the 2171st, 2172nd, 2173rd, 2174th, 2175th, 2176th and 2177th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-10 - Truck bursts into flame at gas station near Junction City (California):

2018-10-10 - Postal van bursts into flame on Hever Court Road in Singlewell (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Van bursts into flame just outside tunnel near Stord (Norway):

2018-10-10 - Van bursts into flame on Crest Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 10 October, 4.15pm Van on fire, Crest Road, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-10-10 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home in Flour Bluff area in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Neighbors say they called 9-1-1 when they smelled a strong burning odor. The man, who was inside the home at the time, didn't know his SUV was on fire."

2018-10-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on State Road in Medina (Ohio):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame at 12:19 AM while parked at home in Santa Paula (California):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame near Egan Drive and Ottawa Avenue in Savage (Minnesota):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 near Rio Dell (California):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame on the Southern Motorway in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame outside pub in Langley (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame at Llay Industrial Estate in Wrexham (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame on Groves Street in Swindon (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame in layby along the A30 near Okehampton (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame just before midnight on Stanley Road in Accrington (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame on Burtondale in Telford (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Car bursts into flame on the A18 in Crowle (Britain):

Quote: "A18, Crowle, Thorne. Wed 10 Oct 2018 19:23 (No:22755) Car fire. Two hose reels, two BA. In use."

2018-10-10 - Forklift bursts into flame at boat business in Lexington (South Carolina):

2018-10-10 - Vehicle, RV trailer and home destroyed by fire shortly after 3 AM in Stoystown (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The raging fire also also claimed a 20-foot-long camper and much of the contents of the home's attached garage, including a vehicle, Johnson said."

2018-10-10 - Car and home destroyed by fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The fire caused significant damage throughout the home and to a car parked near the garage door."

2018-10-10 - Car and garage destroyed by fire just before 3 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "Fire destroyed a garage at 34th and Dodge early Wednesday morning. The call came in just before 3 a.m. One vehicle inside was destroyed and another was damaged."

2018-10-10 - Motorcycle, trailer, wood, woodworking shop and barn destroyed by fire in Greenville Township (Ohio):

Quote: "A new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, woodworking equipment, a large trailer and a stack of cabinet-grade wood was destroyed in the barn fire on Wood Avenue in Greenville Twp. on Wednesday night, the Greenville fire chief said."

2018-10-10 - Warehouse destroyed by huge fire at 6:30 AM in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-10-10 - Tire business goes up in flames before 2:30 AM at strip mall on Main Street in coastal Oakley (California):

2018-10-10 - Knitwear factory heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Ludhiana (India), 4 killed:

2018-10-10 - Log cabin destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Wagoner County (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-10-10 - Home damaged by fire at 4 AM in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island):

2018-10-10 - Home damaged by fire in the wee hours in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-10-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2018-10-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Port St. John (Florida):

2018-10-10 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Parkville (Missouri), nobody there:

2018-10-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire shortly after 5 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York), 5 lightly injured:

2018-10-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Columbia (South Carolina), 2 injured:

2018-10-10 - Assisted living facility destroyed by massive blaze at 5:13 AM on Jolly Pond Road in Williamsburg (Virginia):

2018-10-10 - Deadly fire burns home in Eugene (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-10-10 - Two men, both 19, found dead in car along road in coastal Kota Kinabatangan (Malaysia):

Quote: "A. Sahak said a team from the Kinabatangan Fire and Rescue Department had to break the door open. Initial investigation found no physical injuries on both victims and a medical officer from Kinabatangan Hospital confirmed their death."

2018-10-10 - Driver slumps over dead in big rig at Walmart in Greer (South Carolina):

2018-10-10 - Man, 64, has 'medical emergency', big rig runs off road, man dies, near coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "A 64-year-old man died when he suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel of a semitrailer truck Wednesday, causing him to drive it off Interstate 4, according to the Florida Highway Patrol."

2018-10-10 - Man has 'medical event', drives pickup into Frances Slocum Lake and dies, near Kingston (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Rescue crews believe a man suffered a medical event at the wheel, resulting in a truck going down a steep embankment and becoming submerged in Frances Slocum Lake on Wednesday."

2018-10-10 - Man, 44, has 'medical emergency' at 6:47 AM, pickup runs off road, man dies, in coastal Fort Salonga (New York):

Quote: "A motorist died Wednesday morning after he suffered a medical emergency and veered off a road in Fort Salonga, crashing into the yard of a home, Suffolk police said."

2018-10-10 - Man, 76, slumps over dead while driving, car hits tree, near Le Mars (Iowa):

Quote: "A 76-year-old man found unresponsive in rural Plymouth County Wednesday died from a medical condition before his vehicle left the road and struck a tree."

2018-10-10 - Woman slumps over dead in car at Walmart in Lockport (Illinois):

2018-10-10 - Man, 51, slumps over dead in car at store near Waterlick Road in Campbell County (Virginia):

2018-10-10 - Man, 32, found dead in car near coastal Goleta (California):

2018-10-10 - Man slumps over dead in car near Wayside Park in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "BPD says there were no obvious signs of trauma, so the death is being called suspicious."

2018-10-10 - Woman, 50, found dead near Monterey Avenue in Rancho Mirage (California):

2018-10-10 - Person found dead in canal near Keyes (California):

2018-10-10 - Man, 64, found dead in the Mad River at the Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-10-10 - Man found dead near Oracle Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-10-10 - Man, 40, found dead in jail cell in Hendricks County (Indiana):

2018-10-10 - Man found dead at beach in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2018-10-10 - Boy, 12, has 'medical event' and drops dead in coastal Haast (New Zealand):

Quote: "A police media spokeswoman said late yesterday the death was due to a medical event and would be referred to the coroner."

2018-10-10 - Man dies while diving at beach in coastal Pihama (New Zealand):

2018-10-10 - Woman dies in the water at beach on the island of St. Vincent:

2018-10-10 - Woman, 42, teacher, has seizure, falls into drain and dies, on the Essequibo Coast (Guyana):

Quote: "A head teacher met her untimely demise yesterday after she reportedly suffered a seizure and fell into a drain. The now dead woman has been identified as 42-year-old Serojanie Singh, a former head teacher of the 8th of May Primary School, Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast."

2018-10-10 - Man, 33, dies in the water at beach on the island of Koh Tao (Thailand):

2018-10-10 - Man collapses and dies on Bradford Road in Batley (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Man in his 20s found dead at Prospect Park in Tilehurst area in Reading (Britain):

2018-10-10 - Crew member, man, 59, sickens on fishing ship near coastal Brookings (Oregon):

2018-10-10 - Woman, 64, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into wall, near Dade City (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Dade City woman died Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash after suffering a medical emergency, the Florida Highway Patrol said."

2018-10-10 - Driver has 'medical issue', car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Benton County (Oregon):

Quote: "Greg Ridler, Benton County undersheriff, said the accident was caused by a driver who had a medical issue and crashed into a power pole. The accident caused a small fire, which was extinguished, Ridler said."

2018-10-10 - Military training plane crashes near Kovacova (Slovakia), engine failure, pilots eject:

2018-10-10 - Small plane flips over at airport in coastal Marina (California):

2018-10-10 - Small plane crashes in Beverley (Britain), 8 miles from the coast, 2 killed:

2018-10-10 - Passenger bus veers off road, crashes down slope, in Kericho County (Kenya), 55 killed:

2018-10-10 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Micco (Florida):

2018-10-10 - Two tractor trailers crash on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale (California), 3 injured:

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer slams into sporting goods store in Garden City (Utah), 2 injured:

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on Highway 183 in Bedford (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-10-10 - Tractor trailer overturns on road east of Platteville (Colorado), 1 injured:

2018-10-10 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on, on I-135 in Wichita (Kansas), 1 injured:

2018-10-10 - Two cars crash on street in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "In a separate collision in the 3600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, a vehicle appeared to have struck another parked vehicle, possibly after its driver experienced a medical episode."

2018-10-10 - Naked man runs around, jumps on vehicle, in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

Quote: "A man who was running around naked near Claremont Immersion School was taken into police custody this morning. Police responded to S. Buchanan Street around 11:15 a.m. for a report of a man who was possibly suffering a mental health emergency in the neighborhood around the elementary school. Officers reportedly observed the man running down the middle of the street without clothes on and jumping atop at least one vehicle."

2018-10-10 - Dog attacks and injures man, bites off his genitals, in Haddington (Scotland), man in coma:

Quote: "The man lost his penis and both testicles as a result of the incident."

2018-10-10 - Pack of dogs attacking people along the American River Parkway in Sacramento (California):

2018-10-10 - Giant crack in the ground opens along the Paraná River in Entre Ríos (Argentina), evacuations ordered:

Quote: "The earth crack is 130 meters long and between 30 and 40 deep. The crack extends along the ravine of the Paraná River, so it could lead to a collapse that destroys everything with it, including houses. Officials say the crack is getting bigger everyday."

2018-10-10 - School under construction partially collapses in Kerala (India):

2018-10-10 - Man, 61, disappears into Lake Cumberland near Wolf Creek Dam (Kentucky):

2018-10-10 - Report warns that we're approaching the point of no return on climate change:

Note: That ship has sailed, burst into flame, exploded and sunk...

2018-10-10 - New research suggests Mt Etna at risk of 'catastrophic collapse' in Italy:

2018-10-10 - Four significant earthquakes - M6.0, M6.2, M6.5 and M7.0 - shake the Ring of Fire in five hours:

2018-10-10 - Tides of plastic pollution cover coastline in Haiti:

Note: And the oceans continue to become more landfill-like. Landfills emit hydrogen sulfide and methane...

2018-10-10 - Cyclone Luban heads for Oman but worst hit may be Yemen:

2018-10-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the island of Majorca (Spain), 10+ killed:

2018-10-10 - Chicago goes from 80F to 30F in one week:

Note: Got some of that here too, as temps dropped from the mid-80s to the mid-40s...

2018-10-10 - Creepy skull captured on radar showing Hurricane Michael:

2018-10-10 - Stocks take a pummeling, DOW drops 800+ points:

2018-10-10 - Ford prepares for mass layoffs after losing $1 billion to Trump's trade tariffs:

2018-10-10 - 33 million Americans won't travel during the holidays because they're too broke:


  1. Good morning Jonny, Mike, Fran, Tom N. and LL (and all other readers here).

    The death and destruction continue. The mainstream has begun to mention that we're in some serious shit, but don't go as far as McPherson (yet). It's becoming obvious and I think my prediction from a while back (on the old NBL - when they used to have a comment section and a lively crowd of fans; before the hit-people took over and ruined it) will hold, that by next August pretty much everyone will know we're on our way out. President Trump has admitted that climate change is not only real, but happening and that there's essentially nothing we can do so - FULL SPEED AHEAD!

    [let's see what today brings]
    Death toll from Hurricane Michael rises to 12 amid search for survivors

    - Using heavy equipment to push aside debris and with helicopters circling overhead, rescuers in the Florida Panhandle searched for trapped residents as officials warned on Friday the death toll from Hurricane Michael was likely to rise.

    At least 12 people were killed in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, officials said, after one of the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. history slammed into Florida's northwest coast.

    "I expect the fatality count to climb today and tomorrow," Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told CNN. "Hopefully it doesn't rise dramatically but it does remain a possibility." [more; incl. short video and 77 panel slide show]

    First views of damage at Mexico Beach, Florida

    Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida [4.25 min. video + embedded story]

    Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'

    'Like an atomic bomb': Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation in Florida and Georgia

    At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

    Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap – “We’ve never seen anything like this before, this study has raised as many questions as it has answered"

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.11.18 Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says

    Friday, 12 October 2018
    Paul Beckwith on the IPCC Report

    Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C [15 min.]

    Max and Stacey join the extinction party [~25.75 min. Kaiser Report]

    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss Trump administration’s argument that emissions standards be relaxed as it is now too late to do anything to stop the rise in global temperatures. As the planet’s fate is already sealed, let’s party! [more]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #140 (8th-11th October 2018) [~ 36.5 min.]

    [more below]

  2. "Conspiracy theory"

    Are insurance companies liquidating stocks to get cash to pay off claims from Hurricane Michael?

    “Much of the selling yesterday and again today has been INSURANCE COMPANIES liquidating stocks to get cash to pay off claims from Hurricane Michael! The companies already know the claims for destroyed property will reach into the "tens of billions" and that is why they are freeing-up cash.”
    --Hal Turner

    Facebook’s continuing purge of critical voices

    Facebook Purges Over 800 Accounts With Millions Of Followers; Prominent Conservatives Vanish [more; Zero Hedge article]

    “Earth Doomed” Mashup, Source New to Me [~ 4 min. video]

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

    "No Banana Republican Saw It Coming"

    They were too busy blowing smoke up each others' asses, in the name of "rational self-implosion"...

    U.S. gamblers have been living in a bubble of greed that was sponsored by a trillion dollars in stock buybacks. That bubble is now bursting, so all of the assiduously ignored issues of the past year, are "re-appearing" out of nowhere. Now that the momentum Ponzi scheme is reversing, Wall Street's algo-inflated fantasy narratives are turning back into a big bag of dog shit - in the hands of the usual bagholders. After all, the stock buybacks were exit stage left for insiders. How else could they get out at the top like last time? [more]

    October Horror On Wall Street: Investors Nervously Watch To See If The S&P 500 Will Bounce Back Above Its 200-Day Moving Average

    Between Wednesday and Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged a total of 1,378 points. And the S&P 500 has now broken below the all-important 200-day moving average. If the S&P 500 bounces back above the 200-day moving average on Friday, that will be a sign that things have stabilized at least for the moment. If that doesn’t happen, all hell might break loose next week. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Heavy snowfall further hampers already delayed harvest in Alberta

    Based on annual averages over the last five years, approximately 80 per cent of crops should have been harvested by this time. This year, only 40 per cent of harvesting has been completed. [more]

    Moisture, snow has 'really hampered the harvest' across the Dakotas and Minnesota

    Even before the snow started falling, harvest already had been delayed by days of wet weather. But with some places reporting more than a foot of snow, it could be weeks until combines roll through the fields again [more]

    Nigeria floods ruin crops for 100,000 farmers

    Nigeria's agriculture minister is warning there could be a shortage of rice, the country's staple food. [more]

    One woman dead after storms and flooding hit Sardinia, Italy

    The woman's body was found following hours of heavy rain which caused flooding and swept away part of a motorway bridge.
    Meanwhile, rescue crews are searching for a shepherd who is missing amid extreme weather in the area of Castiadas.

    Meanwhile, rescue crews are searching for a shepherd who is missing amid extreme weather in the area of Castiadas. [more]

    Strange lights filmed during storm over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina spark UFO theories

  4. News Links, October 12, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Trade tensions could trigger another global financial crisis, but investors appear complacent, IMF says

    World Bank president warns: Debt and trade problems are painting 'a troubling picture'

    The Distortions of Doom Part 2: The Fatal Flaws of Reserve Currencies

    IMF: U.S. Sanctions Drive Iran's Economy Into Recession

    Nasdaq Down 5%, DOW and S&P Down Over 3%: Just a Start

    Asia stocks crumble: Shanghai topples more than 5%, Nikkei declines nearly 4%

    Wall Street tumbles again, world equities at one-year low

    Guardians of the Global Economy Descend on Bali Divided

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed's Net Worth Tumbles 58%

    Has the derivatives volcano already begun to erupt?

    Severe US Recession Would Slash Public Wealth By $5 Trillion: IMF

    From Ferrari To Ford - Global Auto Stocks Are Crashing

    Four Main Economic Drivers Sputtering: Saxo Bank Charts

    The World Is Quietly Decoupling From The U.S. – And No One Is Paying Attention

    Cryptocurrency theft hits nearly $1 billion in first nine months: report

    Nearly $13 billion wiped off of cryptocurrency market as major coins plunge

    The Committee to Save the World Order (Foreign Affairs)

    Mattis orders fighter jet readiness to jump to 80 percent — in one year

    US' Pompeo: 'We want the whole Middle East to look like Israel'

    The Perfect Storm Bringing China And Russia Together

    All US F-35s grounded worldwide

    Cold War-Era 'Arms Race' With US Is Back On, Russian Official Warns

    US may have by far the world's biggest military budget but it's not showing in security
    GAO report finds more holes than a Swiss cheese, and very little hope for improvement

    U.S. Oil Companies Face $240 Billion Debt Mountain

    Hurricane knocks out 42 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

    Avista Asks Customers Not to Use Gas Following Pipeline Rupture

    Pipeline Explosion Causes Gas Shortage In British Colombia

    BP Chief: Saudi Arabia Is Holding Back Production

    BP Boss: More U.S. Sanctions On Russian Oil Companies Could Hurt Europe

    EIA: Market Tightens As Outages From Iran, Venezuela Pile Up

    Global spare capacity of oil is declining

    Prices Soar As Natural Gas Inventories Hit Decade Low (US)

    [more below]

  5. Trump Rerouting World's Oil Tankers

    Top oil traders say Iran sanctions hit harder than expected

    Geoengineering may be used to combat global warming, experts say

    Australia to 'Absolutely' Exploit and Use Coal Despite IPCC Warning

    Antidepressants are finding their way into fish brains

    Employees' Share of Health Costs Continues Rising Faster Than Wages (US) [oh but we can't have "socialized medicine" Single Payer]

    World cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group
    The latest innovations in cybercrime have shifted from financially motivated actors to state-backed hackers focussed on sabotage and intelligence gathering, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Tuesday.

    FBI director on whether Apple and Amazon servers had Chinese spy chips: 'Be careful what you read'

    Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

    'Everyone Will Be Potentially Identifiable': Booming DNA Testing Means No Identity Is Hidden on the Web

    "Nearly All" The Pentagon's Expensive New Toys Are Embarrassingly Easy To Hack, GAO Audit Finds

    Leaked Google Document Advises to "Police Tone Instead of Content" in the "Shift Towards Censorship"

    China seeks Japan's economic cooperation amid trade war with US

    China Fills a Trump-Sized Vacuum at the U.N.

    U.S. should brace for higher heating bills, potential supply issues
    "Issues" here apparently means "shortages." -- RF

    The U.S. Is "Morphing" Into The U.S.S.A. – The United States Of Soviet America

    Why Homeland Security is prioritizing partnerships with the military

    Sears reportedly preparing for bankruptcy filing as soon as this week

    JP Morgan Expert: True Debt, Pension, Healthcare Payments Would Consume Half of Illinois Revenue, Bankruptcy Option Needed

    Financial Accounts May Be "Modified" to Shield Classified Programs
    In an apparent departure from "generally accepted accounting principles," federal agencies will be permitted to publish financial statements that are altered so as to protect information on classified spending from disclosure.

    Half Of American Renters Struggle With Unaffordable Housing Costs, Study Finds

    USPS seeks to raise Forever stamp rate by 5 cents

    80% of technology stocks are already in a correction, down 10% from their highs

    Hive vandalism kills thousands of honey bees in Iowa

  6. Hurricane Michael's U.S. death toll rises to 16 as search goes on

    Residents of Florida Coast Increasingly Desperate for Food and Shelter

    Tornado spawned by Michael strikes small Ga. town [1 min. eyewitness video]

    Climate warming to boost major hurricanes in active Atlantic seasons

    New NOAA research that looks at the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season projects that if similar weather conditions occur in the future, it’s likely that the number of major hurricanes (category 3 and higher) would increase by two in a similar active year at the end of century. [more; nobody will be around then]

    Here’s why hurricanes are rapidly exploding in strength

    The unforgettable thing about record-setting Hurricane Michael will always be how rapidly it became a near-Category 5 storm, perfectly timed for a sneak attack on the Florida Panhandle.

    Pressure would ultimately fall to 919 millibars, one of the lowest measures of any hurricane at landfall in the United States — and the winds responded by increasing to 155 mph right as the storm struck the coast. This was a borderline Category 5 storm, and it’s clear that the only reason Michael didn’t quite cross that threshold was because it was crossing beaches by that time instead.

    Simply put, with warmer seas, storms ought to be able to pull this off more often. [more]

    [last part below]

  7. What’s Another Way to Say ‘We’re F-cked’?

    Hurricane Michael, the third most intense storm on record to make landfall in the U.S., has caused widespread destruction, turning places like Mexico Beach, Florida, into a hellscape of broken homes and overturned cars. It will be a while before we learn the full extent of the damage — and the human suffering and death — caused by the storm’s 155 mph winds and the 14-foot storm surge that swamped the coastline.

    Bad as the hurricane was, imagine the damage and destruction if that storm surge had been 15 feet or so higher. And if instead of receding, that wall of water never went away. That is what we could be facing in the not-so-distant future [period!] if we don’t dramatically cut fossil-fuel pollution. [more; good read]

    [Where's SOTT on THIS one?]
    Sea ice in the central Arctic should be growing. It’s not.

    In the deep middle of the remote Arctic Ocean, things are amiss.
    With the passage of summer, the ice — diminished by the warm season — is expected to regrow as frigid temperatures envelope the Arctic.
    But, this year, it’s not.
    Specifically, sea ice in the Central Arctic basin — a massive region of ocean some 4.5 million square kilometers in size — hasn’t started its usual rapid expansion, and unusually warm temperatures in both the air and the ocean are largely to blame.

    In mid-October, the temperatures here should be plummeting. But they’ve gone up. [more]

    Mom suffers horrific injuries while shielding her baby during freak hailstorm

    Simpson said she heard a loud bang and then felt water start pouring into her vehicle. After realizing the rear window where her daughter was sitting had been shattered, the quick-acting mom jumped into the backseat and used herself as a human shield to protect the infant.

    Eventually, the tennis-ball sized hail smashed another of the vehicle's windows, and though Simpson says she attempted to shield both her grandmother and her infant, both women ended up sustaining severe injuries from the massive ice chunks. [more]