Saturday, October 20, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-19

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

2018-10-19 - Unknown gas and/or chemical odor hits large swath of coastal Brooklyn and Staten Island (New York):

Quote: "A noxious odor is reported on Staten Island on Friday morning. Several calls complaining of gas and/or chemical smells were made from various locations on our Island and in Brooklyn on Friday, according to emergency radio transmissions. New Dorp, Dongan Hills, Rossville, Annadale, Grasmere and Arrochar are among the many neighborhoods where people are reporting the smell, according to emergency radio transmissions."

Note: Also see the cruise ship crew member, man, 45, who had a seizure on a Disney cruise ship on this day off the coast of Staten Island...

2018-10-19 - Unknown gas odor evacuates school in Richmond (Virginia):

Quote: "Lucille M. Brown Middle School on Jahnke Road was evacuated Friday morning. Richmond Public Schools spokesperson Kenita Bowers told 8News that students were evacuated as a safety precaution due to a 'gas odor.' Students were let back in the school around 9:30 a.m. It's unclear what caused the odor."

2018-10-19 - Man, 46, burns to death unsuspiciously in burning car on Wepre Drive in coastal Connah's Quay (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services were called to the fire in Wepre Drive at 8.27am on Friday morning. The 46-year-old victim, who is from Mancot, Flintshire, suffered severe burns and has since died at a hospital on Merseyside. North Wales Police have confirmed that that the man's family have been informed and they are not treating the death as suspicious."

Quote: "We rushed into the car park and I have honestly never seen anything like it. There was a car in flames and then a guy came out completely engulfed in flames. He was kind of waddling along with his arms outstretched in a zombified state."

2018-10-19 - Man in his 40s found dead in burning car in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "A dead body was pulled from a flaming vehicle in Queens on Friday morning. Emergency crews responded to Northern Boulevard and Prince Street in Flushing, next to the Van Wyck Expressway, for the car fire about 8 a.m. and found a person slumped over in the driver’s seat, cops said."

2018-10-19 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to coastal Lisbon (Portugal):

Quote: "A Portugália Airlines flight from Lisbon to Toulouse (France) with 72 people onboard was forced to return to the Portuguese capital shortly after take-off after smoke was detected."

Note: This is the 176th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-19 - Underground electrical explosion hits campus at Indiana University in Bloomington (Indiana):

2018-10-19 - Metal recycling center erupts up flame on the Mississippi River near Pig's Eye Lake in St. Paul (Minnesota):

Quote: "St. Paul firefighters spent four hours Friday night battling a stubborn fire in an industrial building on the Mississippi River near Pig’s Eye Lake. According to the Fire Department, crews responded around 7:30 p.m. to a call of smoke in the building at 1303 Red Rock Road, the address of AMG Resources, a metal recycler."

Note: Also see the college woman found dead in her dorm room in St. Paul on this day...

2018-10-19 - Businesses and vehicles increasingly being destroyed by fire on the island of Barbados:

Quote: "In the wee hours of this morning, another fire in a commercial building held the full attention of members of the Barbados Fire Service, taking this year's total to 21. This is up from six this time last year."

Quote: "Also of concern, motor vehicle fires have not quite doubled but they have increased from 35 at this time last year to 54 now."

Note: So commercial building fires are up more than 200% in the last year and vehicle fires are up more than 50% in the last year...

2018-10-19 - Home explodes in Merton Park suburb of coastal London (Britain):

Note: This is the 276th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-10-19 - Fireworks factory rocked by deadly explosion near coastal St. Petersburg (Russia), 2 killed, several injured:

2018-10-19 - Car explodes at rail yard in North White Plains (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two Metro-North employees were hurt when one of their personal cars exploded Friday afternoon."

2018-10-19 - Deadly fire destroys at least 20 homes in the wee hours in coastal Hout Bay (South Africa), 2+ killed:

2018-10-19 - Brush fire breaks out on unpopulated Daby Island in coastal Humboldt Bay (California):

2018-10-19 - Houseboat and trailer destroyed by fire and explosion in Winnipeg (Canada):

Quote: "Residents in Winnipeg’s South end reported sounds of an explosion in the neighbourhood just after 10 p.m. Thursday night. The City of Winnipeg told 680 CJOB the noise from a houseboat and trailer catching fire."

Note: This is the 1004th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-19 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Note: This is the 607th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-19 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Wallingford (Iowa):

2018-10-19 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame along 200th Street in Collinwood Township (Minnesota):

Quote: "On the 18th at 9:23 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a combine fire in a field on 200th Street, Collinwood Township. The John Deere 9500 combine is a total loss, value $10,000 - $15,000."

2018-10-19 - Tractor bursts into flame near Hendon (Canada):

Note: These are the 2217th, 2218th and 2219th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-19 - Four garbage trucks go up in flames at 3 AM while parked at facility in Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-10-19 - RV, three classic cars and garage destroyed by fire in Roca (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "LSO also said that three classic cars were in the building next to the motor home, and all three were destroyed, resulting in a loss of $165,000. In total, over $200,000 of damage was caused, LSO said."

Note: This is the 447th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-19 - Campervan bursts into flame on Lancaster Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 19 October, 3.23pm Camper van on fire, Lancaster Road, High Wycombe. Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-10-19 - Van bursts into flame on Denham Road in Denham (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 19 October, 5.48pm Small fire in engine compartment of van, Denham Road, Denham. One apliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-10-19 - Van bursts into flame at 2:14 AM on Butterwick Road in Messingham (Britain):

Quote: "Butterwick Road, Messingham. Fri 19 Oct 2018 02:14 (No:23424) Van involved in fire. One hose reel and one BA in use to extinguish. Small tools and combi tool also in use to gain access to van."

2018-10-19 - SUV bursts into flame on I-290 in Northborough (Massachusetts):

2018-10-19 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 81 near Columbus (Nebraska):

2018-10-19 - SUV bursts into flame on I-80 near Floriston (California):

2018-10-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-405 in Costa Mesa (California):

2018-10-19 - Lamborghini bursts into flame near library in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Birmingham (Alabama), nobody there:

Quote: "Birmingham Fire Department believes that a car catching on fire started the house fire. No one was inside at the time the fire started and no one was injured."

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at gas station in coastal Duxbury, near Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame before 6:45 AM on the Tobin Bridge over the Mystic River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Note: Less than 3 miles as the gas blows from where the Lamborghini burst into flame...

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at hotel in Nanuet (New York):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-280 in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at business, then bursts into flame again, in Elkton (Maryland):

Quote: "Reports from the scene indicate that the same car caught fire again while being loaded onto a flatbed tow truck."

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Clarno (Wisconsin):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-19 in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame inside garage on Benham Street in Chisholm (Australia):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Athllon Drive in Tuggeranong (Australia):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked in Jordangate Car Park in Macclesfield (Britain):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Croft Street in Burnley (Britain):

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Temple (Britain):

2018-10-19 - Two cars go up in flames at 5:14 AM on Soffham Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Soffham Close, Tiverton Road, Hull. Fri 19 Oct 2018 05:14 (No:23437) Two cars on fire. Two hose reels in use."

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at 4:33 AM on Davidstow Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Davidstow Close, Hull. Fri 19 Oct 2018 04:33 (No:23436) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame at 4:06 AM on Davidstow Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Davidstow Close, Bude Road, Hull. Fri 19 Oct 2018 04:06 (No:23431) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Marlow Hill in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 19 October, 3.50pm Car fire, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from Maidenhead, which was in Marlow, attended. Firefighters used foam, one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

Note: Less than 1 mile as the gas blows from the campervan that burst into flame 27 minutes earlier on Lancaster Road in High Wycombe...

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Wendover Road in Stoke Mandeville (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 19 October, 11.54am Car fire, Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Mill Lane in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Mill Lane, Scarborough Time of call: 10:28 A crew from Scarborough have responded to reports of a car fire. The fire was out on arrival and crews dampened the car down."

2018-10-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on West Broad Street in Monticello (Mississippi), separate medical call too:

Quote: "Monticello Fire Department reported a vehicle fire at 7:02 p.m. Thursday on West Broad Street, and a medical call on Meadowridge Drive at 6:44 a.m. Friday."

2018-10-19 - Van and garage destroyed by fire on Westward Road in Chingford (Britain):

2018-10-19 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Oklahoma County (Oklahoma):

2018-10-19 - Laundromat damaged by fire at strip mall in St. Matthews (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-10-19 - Waste fire breaks out on Littlefair Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Littlefair Road, Hull. Fri 19 Oct 2018 15:46 (No:23452) Site waste involved in fire approximately 30 cubic meters. Mechanical digger in use to turn rubbish over. One main line and one jet in use."

2018-10-19 - Construction business destroyed by fire north of Anderson (California):

2018-10-19 - Building under construction destroyed by massive fire in Daejeon (South Korea):

2018-10-19 - Garage destroyed by fire in the wee hours at home in Springboro (Ohio):

2018-10-19 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly after 6 AM in Dieppe (Canada):

2018-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 11 PM on Riverside Boulevard in Sioux City (Iowa):

2018-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Broad River Road in Richland County (South Carolina), nobody there:

2018-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire just before 5 AM in Avon (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2018-10-19 - Home under construction destroyed by fire, fire spreads to another home, in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), nobody there:

2018-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Main Street in Lakeville (Massachusetts):

2018-10-19 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire shortly after 1 AM in Muskegon (Michigan), 5 injured:

2018-10-19 - Duplex destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in Plains Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-19 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Watertown (Massachusetts):

2018-10-19 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by fire in Poughkeepsie (New York):

2018-10-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Houston (Texas):

2018-10-19 - Deadly fire burns home in Tonawanda (New York), 1 killed:

2018-10-19 - Deadly fire destroys home in Orange (Massachusetts), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-10-19 - Fin whale washes ashore dead in coastal Provincetown (Massachusetts):

2018-10-19 - Woman and two girls, 70, 11 and 10, die in pond in Bhadrak, Odisha (India):

2018-10-19 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Spring Hill (Florida), near the coast:

2018-10-19 - College student, woman, sophomore, found dead in dorm room at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul (Minnesota):

2018-10-19 - Man, 24, trucker, slumps over dead in big rig at truck stop in Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2018-10-19 - Man, 40, found dead on Evergreen Avenue in Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2018-10-19 - Man, 87, found dead in the Shetucket River in Windham (Connecticut):

2018-10-19 - Person found dead in canal near Los Banos (California):

2018-10-19 - Man, 28, found dead in park in Inglewood (California):

2018-10-19 - Woman, 35, found dead in hotel room in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-10-19 - Man, 37, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2018-10-19 - Man, 60, found dead with submerged car in pond in Linefork (Kentucky):

2018-10-19 - Man, 27, found dead in submerged car in pond in Taneytown (Maryland):

2018-10-19 - Man, 72, has 'medical condition' while driving, car crashes, man dies, in West Bend (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Officials believe the West Bend man’s death was from a medical condition unrelated to the crash."

2018-10-19 - Man, 23, experienced skydiver, found dead in field near airport in Longmont (Colorado):

2018-10-19 - Man drops dead next to motorcycle in Phnom Penh (Cambodia):

Quote: "An American expat, JORDAN MICHAEL REX, died after fell from his motorbike at 02:30 pm on October 17, 2018, in Sangkat Beung Tompon1, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh. People suspect that he might have died from 'fainting.'"

2018-10-19 - Man, 29, found dead in Upper Lake in Bhopal (India):

2018-10-19 - Man in his 30s found dead in lagoon in coastal Umhlanga (South Africa):

2018-10-19 - Man, late 30s, found dead in harbor in coastal Bodø (Norway):

2018-10-19 - Man, 45, crew member, has seizure on cruise ship near coastal Staten Island (New York):

Quote: "The city Fire Department (FDNY) Marine Unit and U.S Coast Guard rescued a male crew member, 45, from a Disney Magic Cruise Ship on Friday after he suffered a seizure, according to authorities. The Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center was alerted that the male crew member suffered seizure while the cruise ship was enroute just north of Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge."

2018-10-19 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car mows down two children, in Florence (South Carolina), 2 injured:

Quote: "The driver of the car suffered a medical emergency causing him to cross over the center line and hit the two children. The children are 15 and 16 years old and suffered non-life threatening injuries. They are still recovering at the hospital."

2018-10-19 - Passenger plane cockpit window shatters, plane makes emergency landing at airport near Bagotville (Canada):

2018-10-19 - Small plane crashes near Holt (Florida), engine failure, 1 killed:

2018-10-19 - Small plane makes emergency landing on I-8 in El Cajon (California), engine failure:

2018-10-19 - US Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashes on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan off the coast of the Philippines, 12 injured:

2018-10-19 - School bus veers off road, hits pole and fence, plunges down embankment, near Ware Shoals (South Carolina), 13+ injured:

2018-10-19 - Tour bus and pickup truck crash on Route 147 near West Chillisquaque Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 33 injured:

2018-10-19 - Passenger bus crashes into concrete mixer truck in the wee hours, bursts into flame, in Ulundurpet (India), 4+ killed:

2018-10-19 - Passenger bus veers off road, crashes into woods, in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2018-10-19 - SUV veers off road, crashes into building, in Rockville (Maryland):

2018-10-19 - Car crashes into multiple vehicles at 3:15 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Washington DC, 1 killed, 4 injured:

2018-10-19 - Car overturns on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge near coastal San Rafael (California):

2018-10-19 - Man, Lyft driver, goes nuts, locks himself in bathroom, tries to bite cops, in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Christie Gomez says while on the freeway - the driver took his hands off the wheel and started swerving. She says he was screaming 'I can't do this anymore!' Gomez convinced him to pull over to a nearby mall so she could use the bathroom. That's when she ran away and called police. Officers say when they arrived the driver locked himself in a gas station bathroom and tried to bite them. He was taken into custody and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation."

2018-10-19 - Shark attacks and injures man at Baylys Beach near Dargaville (New Zealand):

2018-10-19 - Shark attacks and injures man at Samurai Beach near Newcastle (Australia):

2018-10-19 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-10-19 - Sinkhole opens on street in Romford (Britain):

2018-10-19 - Landslide hits construction site in coastal Penang (Malaysia), 3 killed, 1 injured, 10 missing:

2018-10-19 - Water main breaks in Baxenden (Britain):

2018-10-19 - El Niño looks imminent, here's what that means for you:

2018-10-19 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lacamas Lake and Round Lake (Washington):

2018-10-19 - Four earthquakes shake coastal Blackpool (Britain), days after fracking restarts:

2018-10-19 - Lightning has killed 100 people across Cambodia so far this year, passing the total of 80 for the whole of 2017:

2018-10-19 - Hurricane Michael death toll rises to 35, $3 billion in timber lost:

2018-10-19 - Cyclone Titli death toll rises to 57 with 10 missing and more than 57,000 homes damaged in Odisha (India):

2018-10-19 - Japan drowning in plastic after China stops accepting recycling:

2018-10-19 - Pine bunting (bird) from Eurasia turns up on Vancouver Island (Canada), first time ever south of Alaskan islands:

2018-10-19 - Asteroid 2018 UA flew past Earth at 0.04 LD, 4th closest on record:

2018-10-19 - Space junk crashes into orchard in Hanford (California):


  1. Oh man, Jonny - if it wasn't obvious before now, JJFH is really in-yer-face now, with proximity of events, side-effects (like burning vehicles, people dropping dead and exploding buildings), wafting gases and MULTIPLE events stacking up more and more every day!

    This day was the biggest yet since I've been keeping track of (formerly RANDOM shit like) garbage truck fires and JJFH events in Hull, Britain happening on the same day: 4 garbage trucks AND 4 Hull events!

    Small plane rolls off runway and onto NY road; no injuries

    A small plane ended up on a Long Island road after running off a runway Saturday, leaving the aircraft damaged but no one injured, authorities said.

    After taking off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, pilot Nedie Seidu flew about 40 miles east and tried to land at the small Lufker Airport in East Moriches around 12:30 p.m., the Suffolk County Police Department said.

    But Seidu wasn't able to stop before rolling off the runway onto Montauk Highway, authorities said. [more; pilot error blamed]

    Trump EPA scraps pair of air pollution science panels – “By removing science and scientists, they are making it easier for the administration to set a weaker standard”

    The decision to dissolve the panels is part of a broader effort by the EPA’s leadership to change the way the agency conducts and assesses science. Those efforts include trying to limit what counts as health benefits when crafting air rules and incorporate into rulemaking only studies that make their underlying data public. [more]

    Australia government greenlights luxury camp in Tasmanian world heritage area despite expert advice – “The evidence that the government has ignored its own experts makes a mockery of commitments to meet world heritage obligations”

    One of the first acts of the Morrison government was to greenlight a private tourism development with helicopter access in Tasmanian world heritage wilderness against the recommendation of an expert advisory body. [more]

    After Hurricane Michael, “It will be years” before life at Tyndall Air Force base returns to normal

    Less than six hours after Jillian and her daughters arrived on base, the Arrowood family was packing up to leave, and haven't been back since.

    They are one of hundreds of military families that have been displaced from Tyndall Air Force base as a result of Hurricane Michael. The eye of the Category 4 storm cut straight through the base on Wednesday, 10 October 2018, causing catastrophic destruction. The storm reduced houses to splinters, blew off roofs, and busted open hangars where top-grade aircraft such as F-22 planes were housed. [more; and this is at a government funded air base; how much slower and less funded will "the recovery" be in the local towns and impacted areas surrounding it?]

    [more below]

  2. Sunday, 21 October 2018
    Coco-Colas's embarassing blunder in New Zealand

    [check this out]
    ‘Hello, death’: Coca-Cola greets New Zealanders in marketing blunder

    [Marketing slogan: Kia Ora, Mate!]
    While in English, the word ‘mate’ is commonly used to refer to friends, it has a very different meaning in Maori. The slogan essentially read, "Greetings, death."

    Online critics have noted the irony of Coca-Cola’s mistake, with one Twitter user claiming that Coca-Cola may have gained some “self-awareness,” and another one commenting “Finally, truth in advertising.” [more; EXACTLY!]

    BREAKING! President Trump Says He Is Quitting Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia

    [(via C. Eastwood character voice) SWELL.]

    NASA finds almost perfectly square tabular iceberg

    Tabular icebergs form long, flat and straight and break off at the end.

    "What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks almost like a square," Dr Brunt said. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.20.18 The Complex and Frustrating Reality of Recycling Plastic [~ 39.5 min.]

    The ground has never breathed that hard when I was on shrooms

    Does this only happen in Canada? The ground looks like it’s breathing in this Quebec Forest. [more; see 2 short (JJFH) videos]

    That’s amazing, the Arctic sky has turned red!

    And suddenly the night sky became red… blood red! Awesome picture by Ruslan Merzyakov in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. [more]

    Mysterious lights in the sky over Cambodia (video)

    But what are these mysterious lights captured in the sky over Cambodia? [more]

    Mysterious Qiantang River foaming whirlpool

    A suspected “whirlpool” appeared on the water surface of the Qiantang River on the east side of the Fuxing Bridge. At the time of the incident, a large number of dense white bubbles appeared on the surface of the Qiantang River, and there was no smell at the scene. The leakage of subways and gas pipelines has been ruled out, and the cause of the current “whirlpool” is unknown. Well almost!

    A suspected “whirlpool” appeared on the water surface of the Qiantang River on the east side of the Fuxing Bridge. At the time of the incident, a large number of dense white bubbles appeared on the surface of the Qiantang River, and there was no smell at the scene. The leakage of subways and gas pipelines has been ruled out, and the cause of the current “whirlpool” is unknown. Well almost! [more]

    Something GLOBAL seems to have the atmosphere energized - MANY new records being set! [~ 13 min. MrMBB333 video; see next 3 also]

    [continued below]

  3. [case in stupidity and stubbornness]
    $2.5 Billion in Storm Losses, but Don’t Ask Georgia Farmers About Climate Change

    Weather has always been a worry for farmers, and they have been slower to accept the role of human activity in causing climate change as a group than their counterparts in cities, according to surveys conducted over the last decade.

    But worldview is colliding with world. Many agricultural areas — even ones 90 miles inland, like the Moss farm outside Camilla — are increasingly vulnerable to intensifying storms that scientists, including those with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have linked to rising sea temperatures. After three consecutive years of bad storms, farmers here are slowly acknowledging what seems to be a fundamental change and, in their own way and their own time, beginning to consider the existential threat that climate change could pose to their precarious way of life.

    “I really wish that Al Gore hadn’t been the messenger, it just turned everybody off,” said Casey M. Cox, 27, who studied forestry and environmental preservation at the University of Florida before returning to help run her family’s 2,400-acre farm here. “It allowed people to say that it was just a liberal thing, when we know it is completely sound science.” [more; wouldn't have mattered - shoot the messenger is the usual reaction from people vested in the current culture]

    Climate Change Is No Joking Matter. Except, This Week, It Was.

    Late night is heating up. That is, shows like “Saturday Night Live,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” have been focusing on global warming in the past week.

    Beer jokes. Al Gore with some startlingly profane rappers. And, of course, digs at President Trump. [more]
    [see SNL TREES video and 2 more!]

    Clemson floor collapse leaves 30 injured [1 min. news video]

    [last piece below]

  4. Investigators seek answers in death of young couple found in Grand Canyon

    “We know they came from the top of the rim, but how or why they fell off of the rim we don’t know.”

    Cobb said investigators have yet to determine if foul play was involved. Cobb told St. George News said it was unusual that both bodies were found at the bottom. [more]

    [this just in]
    Taiwan train accident kills at least 17

    A train derailment in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday killed at least 17 people and injured 80, government authorities said. [more]

    American Powerball

    "More" is a dead end way of life. Those who still haven't figured out, that compliments of arbitrage, now only alchemy stands between U.S. and Them, are going to "give back" in a way they can't afford. Some things should never be sold. What remains "exceptional" is the willingness to exploit on a scale that no developed country would accept. The American Dream turned into American Casino in 2008, on the way to American Powerball now... [more]

    Show the proof!: Washington Judge orders Mueller to prove Russian company meddled in US elections

    A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller's team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg. [more]

    Who's financing the "spontaneous" migrant caravan trekking towards the United States? Here are some clues

    [a brief note from Our Way Or The Highway desk]
    US military developing anti-protest plasma gun with ability to vaporize human flesh

    From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . . frickin' plasma lasers that can "vaporize" your skin? [more]

  5. Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Earth's crop yields are now affected by the sun [~ 5 min.]

    [if you can handle the snark, try listening for the facts]

    National disaster declared in Trinidad after catastrophic flooding

    There has been a catastrophic level of flooding across many communities in Trinidad beginning Friday night. Families are being evacuated from homes in east and central Trinidad as flood waters continue to rise following two days of persistent rainfall. [more]

    Over 300,000 lightning strikes recorded across New South Wales, Australia

    A Rockdale resident miraculously filmed the moment a lightning strike hit his home, shattering a wall and sending bricks flying.

    "I was playing with my new iPhone XS so I guess you could say I was in the right place as the right time," David Parks told [more; what if attracting lightning is an XS feature!]

    New Zealand surfer in hospital after being bitten on arm by shark in rare attack

    The shark left bite marks and a tooth in the man's surfboard, said news website Stuff. [more; take a look!]

    Landslide triggered by heavy rain sweeps away family of 4 in northern Nicaragua

    Authorities say recent rains have caused 10 more deaths, and a red alert is in place in eight of Nicaragua's 17 departments. [more]