Thursday, October 18, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-17

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

2018-10-17 - Lake Travis spewing hydrogen sulfide after flood gates opened in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Due to all of the flooding across the Highland Lakes region, four flood gates have been opened at Mansfield Dam. Since those flood gates were opened, a strong odor has been coming from the dam. According to officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority, the smell is from naturally occurring hydrogen sulfide gas from water being released through the dam."

Quote: "LCRA said they have monitors on-site, and the levels being released are no danger to public health."

Note: No danger unless it concentrates in low-lying areas, like ditches or basements or valleys or along rivers or streams or lakes, then it could be a danger, and it will tend to do that since it's a heavier-than-air gas...

2018-10-17 - Cracks open in the ground and spew fire in Kurnool (India):

Quote: "Panic spread among people in Marrikunta Thanda, a hilly area in Owk mandal of Kurnool district on Saturday as fire errupted from crack that developed on earth. Cracks in ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 metres and flames were seen spreading from the gaps. An electric pole was melted due to heat generated in the earth. The news spread in the surrounding villages and people in large numbers flocked to witness the fire from earth at the hamlet."

Note: Similar to that hole in the ground last month that spewed flames for half an hour at 4:15 AM in Midway (Arkansas), mentioned in the 2018-09-17 update. Also somewhat similar to the methane explosions blowing gigantic craters in the ground in Siberia...

2018-10-17 - Return of the Blob - huge patch of abnormally warm water reappears off the coast in the US Pacific Northwest and Canada:

Quote: "I guess it's apropos this Halloween 'scary movie' season that just when you thought a meteorological villain was totally vanquished a few years ago, here comes the sequel. Another 'Blob' of warm water (about 3-4 degrees Fahrenheit above normal) has spawned in the northern Pacific Ocean, according to University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor Cliff Mass."

2018-10-17 - Man burns to death unsuspiciously in burning car just before 2 AM in Carlton area in Nottingham (Britain):

Quote: "Police investigating the discovery of a body following a car fire in Carlton say they are not treating the death as suspicious."

2018-10-17 - Man, 47, burns to death unsuspiciously in burning RV trailer just after 1 AM at RV park 1 mile from the coast on Sunset Lake (Oregon):

2018-10-17 - Passenger plane carrying Melania Trump hit by smoke, plane returns to Joint Base Andrews (Maryland):

Quote: "The commotion started about 10 minutes after takeoff when some Secret Service officers were seen heading toward the front of the plane. Shortly after, a thin haze of smoke was visible and there was a smell of something burning in the cabin."

Note: This is the 174th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-17 - Home explodes and burns in Van Buren County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

Quote: "One person was killed in a reported explosion at a Van Buren County home. It happened at a home on the 1500 block of Rogers Road. The initial report stated that the house exploded. Multiple fire departments from both Van Buren and Warren Counties responded to the home."

Note: This is the 275th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-10-17 - Metal recycling plant erupts in flame shortly after midnight, fire gets huge, in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "This is the second time in four months that this metal-recycling facility was the scene of a significant fire."

2018-10-17 - Metal recycling center hit by fire in Santa Fe Springs (California):

Quote: "First responders were called to the fire at a commercial building in the 9600 block of John Street around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The building is reported to be at United Alloys and Metals, a scrap metal processing facility."

2018-10-17 - Underground natural gas fire breaks out in coastal Bay Point (California), homes evacuated:

Quote: "The California Public Utilities Commission has launched a staff investigation into a fire in an underground utility vault that houses part of a natural gas pipeline run by Chevron."

2018-10-17 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-10-17 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion in Mount Pleasant (New York):

2018-10-17 - Transformer explodes in central Venezuela, huge power outage ensues, 3 people killed:

Quote: "Three people, including a newborn, have died in Venezuela after an hours-long power outage in 16 states left hospitals with no power, a persistent problem in what is already a struggling nation. The explosion of an electrical transformer in the interior of Venezuela left most of the country without power on Monday and Tuesday, Luis Motta Dominguez, the Minister of Electric Energy, said in a video on Instagram."

2018-10-17 - Cargo ship 'Yuan Hai 9' bursts into flame in the Qiongzhou Strait near coastal Hainan Island (China):

Quote: "The 'Yuan Hai 9' suffered a fire in the superstructure in the morning of Oct 17, 2018, in the Qiongzhou Strait, while en route from Guangzhou to Haikou upon Hainan island."

2018-10-17 - Boat bursts into flame just before 6 AM while docked at marina on the Swan River at Ascot Waters (Australia), nobody aboard:

Note: These are the 1000th and 1001st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-17 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame in Deoria (India):

2018-10-17 - School bus bursts into flame at 6:55 AM on street in Irving (Texas):

2018-10-17 - Charter school bus bursts into flame near Mississippi College in Clinton (Mississippi):

2018-10-17 - Double-decker school bus bursts into flame on street in Coventry (Britain), separate big crash too:

Note: These are the 163rd, 164th and 165th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 602nd, 603rd and 604th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-10-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M8 near coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Note: This is the 605th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Reedsville (Wisconsin):

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-5 in coastal Federal Way (Washington):

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 99 near Modesto (California):

2018-10-17 - Tractor (backhoe) bursts into flame near Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina):

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Leichhardt Highway near Wowan (Australia):

2018-10-17 - Tractor bursts into flame on Cross Green in Wicken (Britain):

Note: These are the 2205th, 2206th, 2207th, 2208th, 2209th and 2210th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-17 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-80 near Joliet (Illinois):

2018-10-17 - Two garbage trucks go up in flames at 5:30 AM while parked at recycling center in Holmes (Britain):,firefighters-put-out-blaze-at-recycling-firm_28988.htm

Quote: "Firefighters have put out a fire in Holmes which damaged two recycling lorries. Crews from Rotherham, Elm Lane and Birley stations were called to Psalters Lane at 5.30am today (Wednesday) to reports of two heavy goods vehicles on fire, a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said."

2018-10-17 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame at the Duck Inn in Chorley, Bridgnorth (Britain):

2018-10-17 - Truck bursts into flame on the A141 near Wyton (Britain):

2018-10-17 - Van bursts into flame at 7:09 AM on the A53 near Hodnet (Britain):

2018-10-17 - Van bursts into flame at 11:44 PM on Grasmere Drive in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2018-10-17 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at medical center in Kosciusko (Mississippi):

2018-10-17 - Seven pickup trucks go up in flames, two destroyed, while parked at business on Bay Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Seven trucks were damaged in a fire at Springfield Auto & Truck Equipment on Bay Street Wednesday night."

2018-10-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on West Burd Street in Shippensburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked near home on Blondeau Street in Keokuk (Iowa):

2018-10-17 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot in Pella (Iowa):

2018-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Campbell County (Tennessee):

2018-10-17 - Car and 5 motorcycles go up in flames while parked in carpark at Boon Lay Shopping Centre in coastal Singapore:

2018-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Falstaff Street in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2018-10-17 - Car bursts into flame at 11:03 PM on Rutland Avenue in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 17 October, 11.03pm Fire in engine compartment of car, Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2018-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Hillcrest Road in Penn (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 17 October, 2.27pm Car fire, Hillcrest Road, Penn. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera."

2018-10-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Billings (Montana):

Quote: "Fire engulfs a home in the 7600 block of Alderson Avenue on Wednesday. The fire began as a vehicle fire before eventually spreading to the house."

2018-10-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-25 near Monument (Colorado):

2018-10-17 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Cross Lane in Flaxton (Britain):

Quote: "Cross Lane, Flaxton - Time of call 10:11 Huntington Fire crews responded to a motorbike fire. Cause of fire was believed to be an electrical fault. Fire was extinguished by a passing motorist using a dry powder extinguisher."

2018-10-17 - Moped bursts into flame at 1:37 AM on Holmes Lane in Bilton (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Holmes Lane, Bilton. Wed 17 Oct 2018 01:37 (No:23240) Fire involving moped. Crews extingusihed using one hose reel."

2018-10-17 - Forklift bursts into flame at boat storage business in coastal Somers Point (New Jersey):

2018-10-17 - RV trailer bursts into flame at campground in Nekoosa (Wisconsin):

2018-10-17 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Bend (Oregon):

2018-10-17 - Auto shop hit by fire before 3:30 AM, tires burn inside building, in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-10-17 - Auto dealership heavily damaged by fire in Springfield (Ohio):

2018-10-17 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Vestal (New York):

2018-10-17 - Elevator fire breaks out at courthouse in Saskatoon (Canada):

2018-10-17 - Medical office damaged by fire in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2018-10-17 - Plumbing and heating business heavily damaged by fire in Sylva (North Carolina):

2018-10-17 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 12:45 AM in coastal Antioch (Calfornia):

2018-10-17 - Industrial estate heavily damaged by huge inferno in coastal Wadebridge (Britain):

Quote: "A member of the public first called in the fire at around 6.32pm, which is thought to have started in the unit which houses MC Caskets, a coffin supplier."

2018-10-17 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Urbana (Illinois):

2018-10-17 - Home damaged by fire at 6 AM in Vernon (Connecticut):

2018-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Milwaukie (Oregon):

2018-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at midnight near Lake of the Woods in Marshall County (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2018-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Roaring Brook Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "Fire crews had to bring in water from a nearby pond, but the flames were so intense, firefighters were pulled out of the home and had to try and extinguish the blaze from the outside."

Note: Good thing there was a pond nearby! *cough cough*

2018-10-17 - Home destroyed by fire in Versailles (Ohio):

2018-10-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:09 AM in Millet (Canada):

2018-10-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-10-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2018-10-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Waukesha (Wisconsin), cat killed:

2018-10-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Tinton Falls (New Jersey):

2018-10-17 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Coronado Hills Drive in northeast Austin (Texas):

2018-10-17 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 5:30 AM in Bonney Lake (Washington), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-10-17 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:53 AM in Toledo (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-10-17 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), 2 killed:

2018-10-17 - Deadly fire destroys home near Rolla (Missouri), 3 killed:

2018-10-17 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2:45 AM in Homerville (Georgia), 2 killed:

2018-10-17 - Deadly fire burns apartment building just before 4:30 AM in St. Paul (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2018-10-17 - Vacant home burns in North Hills area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-10-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Youngstown (Ohio):

2018-10-17 - Dozens of water birds found dead in lake in Puerto del Rosario (Spain):

2018-10-17 - Dwarf sperm whale washes ashore dead near Crescent Beach in Southern St. Johns County (Florida):

Quote: "'It showed no signs of trauma or injury, at least from an outward exam,' Biedenbach said."

2018-10-17 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Bengkulu (Indonesia):

2018-10-17 - Large number of fish found dead in lake at Goukamma Nature Reserve (South Africa):

2018-10-17 - College student, man, 18, star wrestler, drops dead in dorm room at university in Aberdeen (South Dakota):

2018-10-17 - Man, 36, probationary firefighter, collapses during training, dies shortly later, in St. David (Arizona):

Quote: "Eugin, who was also a former marine, collapsed during the training, a news release from the district says. EMTs on scene began CPR and Eugin was taken to the hospital where he died a couple hours later."

2018-10-17 - Man, 72, found dead in wheelchair in Brush Creek in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-10-17 - Man drops dead near the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-10-17 - Man, 65, goes hunting, falls out of tree and dies, in the Johns Creek area in Clay County (Kentucky), possible toppler:

Quote: "The coroner’s office is still working to determine if Chappell died from the fall or a medical emergency."

2018-10-17 - Man, 78, topples out of boat and dies in the water at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

2018-10-17 - Man, early 40s, found dead in the water near coastal Olalla (Washington):

2018-10-17 - Man slumps over dead in truck at Walmart in Warner Robins (Georgia):

2018-10-17 - Woman, 66, found dead in the water at marina in coastal Ketchikan (Alaska):

2018-10-17 - Woman, 36, found dead in jail in Alachua County (Florida):

2018-10-17 - Man in his 60s dies after being pulled from the water at Main Beach in coastal Noosa Head (Australia):

Quote: "The woman said the man had been face down for a while and conditions weren’t that rough, so she was unsure whether the man had suffered a heart attack or another type of medical episode."

2018-10-17 - Person found dead at coastal Point Danger (Australia):

2018-10-17 - Person found dead in the water in coastal Guantánamo Bay (Cuba):

2018-10-17 - Woman, 33, found dead in the Chambal River in Kota (India):

2018-10-17 - Boy, 16, dies in lake in Delhi (India):

2018-10-17 - Man, 18, found dead in canal in Degod (India):

2018-10-17 - Man, 76, has 'medical episode', collapses onto subway track, gets hit by train, in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the man suffered some kind of medical episode, which caused him to fall."

2018-10-17 - Firefighter has seizure, fire truck crashes into several parked cars, in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 6 injured:

Quote: "A firefighter suffered a seizure behind the wheel — sending an FDNY firetruck crashing into several cars parked in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, fire sources told The Post. Six firefighters, including the driver, were sent to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center with non-serious injuries, the FDNY said. Surreal images from the scene show a black Acura SUV sandwiched on top of a white Sedan, with a fire truck rammed into them at an angle."

2018-10-17 - Man has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes off road, on Buckhannon Pike in Harrison County (West Virginia):

Quote: "Police said the driver had a medical emergency."

2018-10-17 - Man has heart attack, pickup truck crashes into parking lot, in San Angelo (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "San Angelo Police Department investigating officer Welch says the driver may have had a medical issue possibly a heart attack and was taken to the hospital."

2018-10-17 - Small plane crash-lands in Borrego Springs (California), 1 injured:

2018-10-17 - Small plane flips over at airport in Payette (Idaho):

2018-10-17 - Helicopter crashes near Fulton (Missouri):

Quote: "Charles Prather was the pilot in the helicopter that crashed near Fulton, which is 25 miles north of Fulton."

Note: Didn't know Fulton was that far from Fulton!

2018-10-17 - Transit bus slams into pole at 6:30 AM in Chicago (Illinois), 20+ injured:

2018-10-17 - Tanker truck overturns just before 4:30 AM on Hanford Armona Road in Lemoore (California):

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge into creek in Garvin County (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer crashes into road divider, bursts into flame, in Fallon (Nevada):

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-84 near Newburgh (New York):

2018-10-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-80 near the North Fork Bridge over Redbank Creek near Brookville (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-17 - Van crashes into building at 1 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-10-17 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, near Marion (North Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "'Right now, we don’t know if it’s a medical issue or exactly what happened with him,' said Deaton on the scene."

2018-10-17 - SUV crashes into parking lot and overturns just before 2 AM in Gardena (California), 1 killed:

2018-10-17 - Pickup truck crashes through median and overturns, on I-79 near Big Chimney (West Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but deputies believe the incident could be the result of a medical emergency."

2018-10-17 - Sinkhole opens in yard at home in Bushland (Texas):

2018-10-17 - Man has 'medical incident' along the banks of the River Medway in Snodland (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services descended on Snodland in response to a medical incident. Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called out at around 12.25pm amid concerns for a man's welfare on the banks of the River Medway."

2018-10-17 - Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists:

Quote: "We’re entering what could be an extinction on the scale of what killed the dinosaurs."

Note: It'll be worse than what killed the dinosaurs...

2018-10-17 - Volcano Anak Krakatau erupts, launches car-sized lava bombs near tourists, near coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

2018-10-17 - Volcano Rincon de la Vieja Volcano erupts in Guanacaste (Costa Rica):

2018-10-17 - More than 20 earthquakes shake Alaska:

Quote: "Alaska has been under the thumb of some major earthquake clusters, particularly today. Residents of the far-flung US state will have felt a total of 22 earthquakes starting this morning. The strength of each measures from a tiny magnitude 2.5 to a medium-strength magnitude 4.0."

2018-10-17 - Sandstorm hits the border of Jordan and Syria:

2018-10-17 - Powerful storm brings hail to far western New South Wales (Australia), 400 kangaroos and 150 goats killed:

Quote: "A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction for two grazier families. Up to 400 kangaroos were found dead on Avondale station near Broken Hill, with the neighbouring property left to clean up over $20,000 worth of dead stock. Tegan Langford said what began as joy and elation over the much-needed rain, later turned into utter disbelief. 'It was very eerie down there. It looked like something out of a movie where they say the world is going to end. Everything was just dead.'"

2018-10-17 - Hailstorm causes damage in Blantyre (Malawi):

2018-10-17 - More than 1,100 people still missing in Florida after Hurricane Michael:

2018-10-17 - After Hurricane Michael, fate of sea turtle nests uncertain on Florida coast:

2018-10-17 - Months of heavy rain and now snow cause huge damage to crops in Iowa:

2018-10-17 - Waterspouts filmed along the shoreline of Lake Erie:

2018-10-17 - Beetle damage skyrockets to nearly a million acres in Southcentral Alaska:

Quote: “This may just be the beginning...”

2018-10-17 - News deserts - 1,300 US communities have totally lost local news coverage:

2018-10-17 - Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt:


  1. BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.18.18 The End of Empire, Civilisation and Habitat – The Perfect Time to Shoot the Messenger [~ 29.75 min.]

    Copter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurt

    An U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors, the Navy said.

    The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement that the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday morning while the carrier was off the Philippine coast. [more]

    Look up! The Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

    The shower should be visible both Friday and Saturday nights, but the best views are expected to be Sunday morning after the moon has set but before the sun rises. [more]

    The Dow Has Fallen Nearly 1,500 Points From The Peak Of The Market, And Many Believe This “October Panic” Is Just Beginning…

    [more below]

  2. We haven’t had an October like this in a very long time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down another 327 points on Thursday, and overall the Dow is now down close to 1,500 points from the peak of the market. Unlike much of the rest of the world, it is still too early to say that the U.S. is facing a new “financial crisis”, but if stocks continue to plunge like this one won’t be too far away. And as you will see below, many believe that what we have seen so far is just the start of a huge wave of selling. Of course it would be extremely convenient for Democrats if stocks did crash, because it would give them a much better chance of doing well in the midterm elections. This is the most heated midterm election season that I can ever remember, and what U.S. voters choose to do at the polls in November is going to have very serious implications for the immediate future of our country.
    [more; no, it will only be another milepost on the way down and out, no matter which party scores more seats]

    Banana Republican Revelations

    We just learned that the sweatshop to the world is buckling under the weight of Trump's tax cut and trade war. The belief among Clowntopians is that by imploding the world's second largest economy, they will be free to rape and pillage as they see fit. Little do they know who is about to be pillaged.

    What is coming will be biblical and it will reveal that what was once "exceptional" has been reduced to a cadre of senile old men hiding behind a curtain pulling strings for smoke and mirrors effect only. [more]

    Rain and early season record snowfall delay North Dakota harvests

    It started as rain shortly before midnight on October 10, but within a few hours the wet stuff changed to the white stuff and fell much of the day. This is according to Dan Riddle, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Grand Forks.

    The snow was a concern for farmers after days of periodic rain had already slowed down picking. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), at the end of the week prior to the snow only eight percent of the state's corn had been harvested and 34 percent of soybeans. Forty-five percent of the state's sugar beets had been harvested. [more]

    [how's this for "shocking news?"]
    Lightning has killed 100 people across Cambodia so far this year - passing total of 80 for the whole of 2017

    [continued below]

  3. Cyclone Titli latest: 57 dead, 10 missing, over 57k houses damaged in Odisha, India

    The death toll in Odisha due to Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods have reached 57 due to landslides, wall-collapse incidents, and drowning, the Special Relief Commission (SRC) said on Thursday.

    The Commission further said that at least 10 people are still missing in the wake of the natural calamity that hit the state.

    Apart from fatalities, 273,425 hectares of crops have been damaged across 17 districts of the state. Furthermore, 6,011,000 people in 8125 villages have been affected and 57,131 houses have been damaged. [more]

    U.S. Outlook for This Winter: Warm Northwest, Wet South, Uncertain East

    With some help from a weak El Niño event, atmospheric factors are aligning for a mostly mild winter across the United States in 2018-19, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA on Thursday. The biggest area of uncertainty is the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. In that region, NOAA is calling for equal odds of warmer- or cooler-than-average conditions (effectively a coin toss). Other seasonal forecast groups are in stark disagreement on what's in store for the eastern U.S. [more]

  4. El Niño Looks 'Imminent'—Here's What That Means For Youño-looks-imminent—heres-what-that-means-for-you/ar-BBOBif0

    There are signs that El Niño, a climate phenomenon characterized by a warming of waters in the eastern tropical Pacific, is “imminent” according to an update released on Thursday by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). It will arrive just in time for winter to rearrange the world’s weather, including ushering in a warmer-than-normal winter for much of the U.S. [more]

    [look for SOTT to hype every snowfall, everywhere]

    Pilot pulls off incredible sideways landing

    The pilot used a technique called crabbing to ground the plane, angling the nose of the plane into the wind until right before it touched down on the tarmac, whereupon it swiftly turned to glide down the runway.

    During the maneuver, the airplane's wings can be seen flexing up and down as they're buffeted by the storm's powerful gusts.

    "We're very proud of TUI Airways Captain Brenda Riepsaame Wassink," the airline said in a statement. [more]

    Officials: 35 lives, $3 billion in timber lost to Michael [short video included]

    Trees brought down by Hurricane Michael's ferocious winds took a heavy toll on life, property and the timber industry in the heavily forested Florida Panhandle, where $3 billion in timber was lost, authorities said Friday.

    A firefighter became the latest death attributed to the storm when he was killed by a falling tree while helping clear debris with family members more than a week after Michael blew ashore with 255 mph (410 kph) winds.

    Fire coordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka was on his tractor when he was killed Thursday, the Gulf County Sheriff's Office said on its official Facebook page. [more]

    [more below]

  5. Dow snaps 3-week losing streak as Procter & Gamble surges

    The corporate earnings season is off to a strong start. With more than 15 percent of S&P 500 companies having reported, 83 percent have topped analyst expectations, according to FactSet. [more]

    1929 Waterfall Crash In Real-Time

    The age of artificial intelligence is ending badly. Go figure. The fact that Skynet is losing all control over the casino has been re-cast as a bullish factor and reason for complacency. Because what else could it be with eight weeks left to bonus payout?

    We are watching the casino stair-step lower towards a 1929-style crash while industry-captured dunces stand around circle jerking each continuously. With each lesser rally, they celebrate the usual triumph of bullshit over reality. Which takes the form of conning sheeple into believing something they shouldn't believe. In other words tightening the noose for the bungee jump off the cliff.

    In summary, this is all very "bullish", if you like recession stocks "leading" the rally [more]

    [see Proctor and Gamble stock chart at the bottom]

    “It smells like pure crap.” The stench is unbearable: The ocean is brown and you can’t swim! Florida algae bloom is a disaster

    The fish just keep on dying in Florida...

    Dead crabs, fish and other sea life litter the sands.

    The stench is unbearable

    The ocean is brown and you can’t swim.

    There’s not a soul in the water.

    The Florida paradise we know and love is ruined, it may never recover. [more]

    Julian Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating his rights'

    WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has directed his legal team to launch proceedings against the government of Ecuador for "violating his fundamental rights."

    In a statement, WikiLeaks said Friday Ecuador had "threatened to remove his protection and summarily cut off his access to the outside world."

    It added that the embassy has refused journalists and human rights organizations to see him as well as installed signal jammers to prevent phone calls and internet access. [more]

    [good news of the day]
    Cross country team saves lost hunter’s life’s-life/ar-BBOCnrK [including ~ 2 min. news video]

    A hunter facing a life-or-death situation was saved by a chance encounter with a cross country team Wednesday after being lost in the wilderness of New Mexico for 36 hours without food or shelter, and enduring freezing temperatures.

    Ronnie Duran, 65, was last seen hunting near the La Paloma Trail in the Jemez Mountains on Tuesday. He had traveled 10 miles to the Vallecitos area where the Cuba High School Cross Country team was training.

    Duran was suffering from a sprained ankle and was disoriented when he was found. His family expressed thanks to all involved. [more]

  6. News Links, October 19, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Who Bought the $1.6 Trillion of New US National Debt Over the Past 12 Months?
    As a flood of US debt washes over the globe, someone has to buy.
    [turns out WE taxpayers are on the hook for > 70% of it - good read]

    China's Imminent Implosion - Chart(s) of the Day
    Too much debt, too few tax donkeys to pay it off. Sound familiar? -- RF

    Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

    Venezuela Ditches US Dollar, Will Use Euros For International Trade

    Russia And China Prepare To Ditch Dollar In Bilateral Trade

    The Great Depression II

    Is the Greatest Bull Market Ever Finally Ending? (Hint: Follow the Money)

    China stocks plunge amid heavy selling in the energy sector and growing worries about the economy

    Bank of America CEO Moynihan says he cut jobs equal to the workforce of Delta Air Lines

    Will Standard Chartered be the next bank to make big job cuts?

    Pfizer announces worldwide job cuts as part of restructure

    U.S. mortgage industry faces job losses as refinancing dries up

    Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months

    Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS
    But is the U.S. now allowing its last remnants to survive in Syria to spite Tehran?

    A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers To Kill Its Political Enemies. This Could Be The Future Of War.

    After UAE 'Murder Squad' Revelations, How Many More Private US Hit Teams Are Under Gulf Regimes?

    U.S. opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border: sources

    Putin Hints At New Russia-Saudi Axis: "No Reason To Spoil Saudi Ties Over Khashoggi Killing"

    Denmark and Italy Fight Back Against Open Borders As Populism Swells Across Europe

    Mexico sends federal police to intercept migrant caravan at Guatemala border

    Italy brands France a 'disgrace' after police dump migrants across border

    U.S. Shale's Glory Days Are Numbered
    There are some early signs that the U.S. shale industry is starting to show its age, with depletion rates on the rise.

    Service companies chase international boom as U.S. shale drilling moderates

    Asia's natural gas prices are rising. Now higher oil prices and tariffs could cause more pain

    Five graphics from Google show how carbon-intensive its data centers really are

    Global Economy Throwing Up Red Flags For Oil

    Don't mention the oil price - U.S. legal threat prompts change at OPEC

    U.S. oil service firms face tough quarter despite high crude prices

    Imported coal needed to keep the lights on in NZ

    [2nd half below]

  7. India's Coal Shortage Drags On

    Scientists Warn World Facing Major Famine, Could "Lead To Severe Shocks To Global Food System"

    A Reality Check for Those Who Plan to Start Prepper Homestead AFTER the SHTF
    A good read if, despite my warnings, you still think you can become an instant farmer post-SHTF. -- RF

    A scientist explains why you should be eating insects to help fight global hunger [if you can find any . ..]

    Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to chicken sickens 92 (US)

    CDC confirms 62 cases of rare, polio-like neurological condition

    A pandemic killing tens of millions of people is a real possibility — and we are not prepared for it

    Zika in Africa: Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

    Billionaires Are the Leading Cause of Climate Change

    In Iceland, activists, industry are raging war over commercial whaling [well fucking SOMEBODY should, GEEZ!]

    Hospital laundering fails to kill diarrhea spores, study finds

    Nature will need up to five million years to fill the gaps caused by man-made mass extinctions, study finds

    Silicosis killing thousands in quarries across India

    China demand fuels Solomon Islands mass deforestation

    Heartbreaking photos that show how India is slowly killing its elephants [this is some sad shit]

    John Perlin's "A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization"

    Mad cow disease strikes in Scotland; officials say no outbreak is imminent

    Great Barrier Reef teeters towards coal-fired extinction

    Federal Judge "Shocked" To Find Obama State Dept Lied To Protect Hillary From Email Server Lawsuits

    Facebook does, indeed, want to track your calls on device

    Algorithms can't fix societal problems—and often amplify them

    "Covert" facial recognition street lights coming to a neighborhood near you

    Is This Why Jeff Bezos Has Kept Quiet On WaPo Employee Khashoggi's Disappearance?

    3 dead in Venezuela after widespread outage leaves hospitals without power

    'They lost what they call home': Danger of natural gas explosions lurks just beneath surface (US)

    Plastic waste piling up in Japan after Chinese import ban

    Japanese firm falsified earthquake safety data on 2020 Olympic venues

    Trade off: China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict

    Iran Sends Record Amount Of Oil To China

    Implosion of Stock Market Double-Bubble in China Hits New Lows, Authorities Busy Elsewhere Keeping China Miracle from Unraveling

    China Is Set to Keep Minting New Millionaires Faster Than U.S.

    Guantanamo prison to stay open at least 25 years: US admiral

    Jeff Bezos chides rivals, says Amazon will continue to work with Pentagon

    Amazon CEO says tech companies can't turn their back on government

    Evangelical leader Pat Robertson tells his flock that action against Saudis would wipe out "$100 billion worth of arms sales"

    Why the U.S. housing recovery is built on quicksand

    Nearly Every Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Still Takes Corporate PAC Money

    25 Most Dangerous Cities in America

    Here's how much more money the richest US households have than everyone else

    Sears Didn't 'Die.' Vulture Capitalists Killed It.

    U.S. birth rates continue to drop as new moms get older

    America's $1.5 trillion student-loan industry is a 'failed social experiment'

  8. That's something about the strong H2S odor coming out of Lake Travis due to the flooding. As if the JJFH events there haven't been numerous enough! It's going to be a very deadly place to "recreate" now. Hell, I don't even want to drive near it. Glad I don't really have to anymore.

  9. Yeah, plenty of people found dead in Lake Travis this year, and now we know for sure that hydrogen sulfide's accumulating at the bottom. They can call it a 'natural process' if they want, but dead is dead. If the toe tag on your corpse says 'killed by natural process', you're still dead.

  10. I don't know if you saw the list of the 25 most dangerous cities, Jonny, but as you suspected - YOU'RE #1!