Monday, November 5, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-04

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

2018-11-04 - Unknown gas odor hits Summergangs Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Summergangs Road, Hull. Sun 4 Nov 2018 07:58 (No:24736) Report of a smell of gas in the area. Gas detection equipment in use; nothing detected. Incident left with gas board representative."

2018-11-04 - Large amount of wood goes up in flames on Lakeside Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Lakeside Grove, Hull. Sun 4 Nov 2018 19:46 (No:24846) Large amount of wood on fire. One hose reel in use."

Note: About 4 miles from the unknown gas odor in Hull...

2018-11-04 - Wildfire closes Highway 9 near the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz County (California):

2018-11-04 - Wildfire rages southwest of Toowoomba (Australia):

2018-11-04 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Hanover (Massachusetts):

2018-11-04 - SUV bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked inside Jiffy Lube on Riverside Street in coastal Portland (Maine):

Quote: "They are now investigating how it started, but say it may be difficult to determine because it started inside the car."

2018-11-04 - Update on the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica:

2018-11-04 - The evidence of global warming is too scary for most humans to cope with:

2018-11-04 - Volcano Ebeko erupts on the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2018-11-04 - Powerful storms pound Italy for days, 29+ killed, millions of trees wiped out:

2018-11-04 - Duplex destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:15 AM in Greenwood (South Carolina), 4 or 5 injured:

2018-11-04 - Mansion destroyed by explosion and fire in Gladwyne, Lower Merion Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Note: These are the 285th and 286th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-11-04 - Boat explodes and burns at the Lazy M Marina on Clifton Court Road in Discovery Bay (California):

2018-11-04 - High-end boats and cars and storage barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Bradford (Canada):

Quote: "A storage barn containing high-end boats and cars, including a 1941 Cadillac, burned down Oct. 29. Fire Chief Kevin Gallant said that there wasn't anything to lead firefighters to believe that the cause of the fire is suspicious. Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire and Emergency Services were called to the scene at around 6:30 a.m., after reports of a storage unit fire on 88 Bridge St., Bradford."

2018-11-04 - Boat bursts into flame in canal in Trøndelag (Norway):

Note: These are the 1045th, 1046th, 1047th and 1048th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-04 - Tractor bursts into flame near 710th Avenue and 210th Street in Clayton Township (Minnesota):

2018-11-04 - Six tractors, tractor (combine), tractor (backhoe) and machine shed destroyed by fire in Darwin (Minnesota):

Quote: "A 40-by-96 Quonset shed and its contents had burned during the overnight hours. The shed stored six tractors, a combine, a back hoe and other farm equipment."

2018-11-04 - Tractor and machinery destroyed by fire near the Camden Haven River west of Kendall (Australia):

Quote: "The couple bought a new tractor a month ago, but it was completely destroyed in the fire."

Quote: "The 50 acre property is bounded by the Camden Haven River, and is about 13 kilometres west of Kendall."

2018-11-04 - Tractor (bulldozer) bursts into flame on road in Londonderry (Australia):

2018-11-04 - Tractor bursts into flame in the Saddle Hill area near coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 2315th-2326th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-04 - Truck bursts into flame on the Bay Bridge near coastal Oakland (California):

2018-11-04 - RV, car and two outbuildings destroyed by fire in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-11-04 - RV bursts into flame at 1:50 AM while parked at home near Kennard (Nebraska):

Note: These are the 461st and 462nd RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-04 - Van bursts into flame on East Dean Road in coastal Eastbourne (Britain):

2018-11-04 - SUV bursts into flame at Family Dollar in Racine (Wisconsin):

2018-11-04 - SUV bursts into flame on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-11-04 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on Yates Road in Kelowna (Canada):

2018-11-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Oswego Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-11-04 - Car bursts into flame at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown (North Dakota):

2018-11-04 - Car bursts into flame at 11:40 PM in parking lot on University Avenue in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-11-04 - Car bursts into flame at 5:23 AM on Leigh Avenue in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 4 AM on I-55 in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-11-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Castle Drive in Penrith (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire, Penrith(Eden) 4 Nov 2018 At 18:40 on the 4th November one fire engine from Penrith attended a vehicle fire on castle Drive, Penrith. The crew used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire."

2018-11-04 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at Lake and Shore RV Resort in coastal Ocean View (New Jersey):

2018-11-04 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property on 12 O'Clock Knob Road in Salem (Virginia):

2018-11-04 - SUV destroyed by fire shortly after 1 AM, car and home damaged, on Illinois Avenue in Mendota (Illinois):

Quote: "The home suffered significant damage and an SUV parked in the driveway was destroyed and another car was damaged."

2018-11-04 - Car, two trikes, motorcycle, dirt bike and garage destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, in John Day (Oregon):

Quote: "A car, two three-wheeler motorcycles, a dirt bike and a motorcycle were burned up in the fire, which totally consumed the garage, leaving only charred and melted metal frames. Firefighters pulled the car out of the garage in order to control the fire. The fire moved from the garage into the attic area of the house above a bedroom and bathroom."

2018-11-04 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at 6:22 AM near Cambridge (New York):

Quote: "A couple of vehicles were inside the garage and were a total loss, Gray added."

2018-11-04 - Vehicle, three RV trailers and garage go up in flames at 5:46 AM at home in Somerdale (Ohio):

Quote: "A fire that started in a garage on Friday morning damaged three campers, a vehicle and the siding of the home, according to Jason Ely, assistant chief of the Mineral City Volunteer Fire Department."

2018-11-04 - Barn and 1900 bales of hay destroyed by fire near coastal Tumby Bay (Australia):

2018-11-04 - Tree stump starts smoldering near London Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 4 November, 3.34pm Smouldering tree stump in wooded area, The Rye, London Road, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used buckets of water."

Note: A couple of cars went up in flames separately the day before in High Wycome, and a passenger bus burst into flame near High Wycombe too, all three events mentioned in the 2018-11-03 update...

2018-11-04 - Strip mall hit by fire at 3 AM, five businesses destroyed, in Rowland Heights (California), 7 pets killed in animal hospital:

2018-11-04 - Pawn shop damaged by fire at 11:45 PM in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut), nobody there:

2018-11-04 - Potato chip factory heavily damaged by fire in Unnao (India):

2018-11-04 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Bonifay (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-11-04 - Home damaged by garage fire in Lynnwood (Washington), near the coast:

2018-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal South Kingstown (Rhode Island):

2018-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Franklin (New Hampshire):

2018-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Rose Road in Batavia (New York):

2018-11-04 - Home destroyed by fire at midnight in Meriden (Kansas), 370 feet from Muddy Creek:

2018-11-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM in Signal Mountain (Tennessee):

2018-11-04 - Two homes destroyed by fire before 1 AM on Glynfach Road in Porth (Britain), near the Rhondda River, nobody there:

2018-11-04 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire before 1 AM in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-11-04 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Repp Road in Plum (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-04 - Vacant home burns at 11:34 PM on North Everett Street in Echo Park (California):

2018-11-04 - Vacant home burns in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-11-04 - Vacant cattle market destroyed by huge blaze on Meadow Lane in Nottingham (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Two men, both 19, found dead in home in Prescott Valley (Arizona):

2018-11-04 - Woman, 30, sickens on passenger plane after departing from coastal London, then has heart attack and dies in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Quote: "A British woman, 30, died on October 29 after suffering from a heart attack in a Dubai taxi following a seven-hour flight from London. Charlotte Carter, a mental health nurse from Swansea was travelling with friends on a girls’ holiday to the city. According to reports, Ms Carter and her two friends had been drinking champagne before boarding the plane, which was where first she fell ill. The party then took a cab from the airport to their hotel, the Five Palm Jumeirah, but Ms Carter suffered a heart attack in the vehicle."

2018-11-04 - Boy, 13, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in Kampala (Uganda), near Lake Victoria:

2018-11-04 - Man, 38, former football player, found dead in apartment in coastal Kakaako (Hawaii):

2018-11-04 - Woman collapses while watching middle school football game, dies shortly later, in Forsan (Texas):

Quote: "The woman who collapsed in the stands did not make it, according to the post."

2018-11-04 - Man has 'medical emergency' in car and dies in parking lot in Rayne (Louisiana):

2018-11-04 - Man, 51, found dead near tent in coastal Seattle (Washington), 2000 feet from the ocean:

2018-11-04 - Woman, 35, found dead near her car near Molalla (Oregon):

2018-11-04 - Person found dead in water near plant in Moss Point (Mississippi):

2018-11-04 - Person found dead in pond in Marlborough (Massachusetts):

2018-11-04 - Person found dead near church in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-11-04 - Woman, 51, has 'medical emergency' at home and dies in coastal Warwick (Bermuda):

2018-11-04 - Man, 55, found dead in pond in Maijvag (Bangladesh):

2018-11-04 - Boy, 15, found dead in pond in Wadi Shab (Oman):

2018-11-04 - Man, 35, found dead at home on Grenville Road in coastal Lostwithiel (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Person found dead in marshland in Wigan (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Man, 44, found dead in pond in Dutton (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Woman in her 40s found dead in the water at beach in coastal Dawlish Warren (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Woman, 50, found dead on beach in coastal Saltash (Britain):

2018-11-04 - Passenger has 'medical issue' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "The largest passenger plane in the world made an unscheduled landing at Denver International Airport Sunday night. The Airbus A380 landed at DIA for the first time ever. DIA says the pilot diverted the plane because someone on board had a medical issue."

2018-11-04 - Man in his 20s has 'medical issue' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "They told the controllers that were working that they needed to enter a holding pattern as they had to deal with a medical issue, The Irish Sun reports."

2018-11-04 - Man, 63, has 'medical issue', car crashes into water, in Chelmsford (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officials believe Rossi may have suffered a medical issue that caused the crash, police said."

2018-11-04 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Chennai (India), engine failure:

2018-11-04 - Two small planes collide mid-air, one crashes into field and one lands safely, in Ottawa (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-11-04 - Small plane crashes into field in Louisa County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-11-04 - Small plane crashes into woods shortly after takeoff in Woodstock (Georgia), 2 lightly injured:

2018-11-04 - Helicopter crashes at 1:47 AM near Uvalde (Texas), newly married couple and pilot killed:

Quote: "A newlywed couple was killed hours after their wedding early Sunday when the helicopter taking them to their honeymoon crashed in Texas."

2018-11-04 - Cargo ship sinks near coastal Malay (Philippine Islands):

2018-11-04 - Truck veers over centerline, hits minibus head-on, on Route 90 in the Jordan Valley (Israel), 6 killed, 5 injured:

2018-11-04 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on just before 2 AM, fire erupts, near Garden Plain (Kansas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-11-04 - Car hits tractor trailer head-on in the wee hours, fire erupts, on I-10 in San Antonio (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-11-04 - Car and tractor trailer crash on Highway 212 in Damascus (Oregon), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-11-04 - Car and minibus crash shortly after midnight on the A34 in Alderley Edge (Britain), 2 killed, 9 injured:

2018-11-04 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on Route 248 in Lehigh Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 3+ injured:

2018-11-04 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Riverfront Regional Park near Windsor (California), 1 killed:

2018-11-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into townhome, in coastal Kent (Washington):

2018-11-04 - Family dog attacks and kills toddler girl in Windsor Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-04 - Woman's dog attacks and kills her at home in Winchester (Kentucky):

2018-11-04 - Tigress kills man, locals run it down in tractor and kill it, southeast of Lucknow (India):

2018-11-04 - Restaurant façade collapses in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2018-11-04 - Man has 'medical emergency' and collapses at shopping center in Chelmsford (Britain):

Quote: "A man is in a serious condition following a medical emergency at a shopping centre in Chelmsford over the weekend."

2018-11-04 - Alaskan village falling into the ocean, Washington looks the other way:

2018-11-04 - Gypsy moth caterpillars devastating forests in New England:

Quote: "Gypsy moth caterpillars are having a devastating effect on southern New England forests. The Providence Journal reports more than one million acres of forest in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have been damaged by an infestation of the insects since 2015."

Quote: "The newspaper reports the devastation is so bad NASA has posted satellite images of it from space."

2018-11-04 - Mysterious hum rattles people from Delaware to New Jersey:

2018-11-04 - World economy risks returning to sync, this time to the downside:


  1. Good one Jonny - potato chip heavily damaged by fire! Ahaw-haw!

  2. LMAO, that was unintentional! Meant factory, but it does come out funnier without that!

  3. Ah yes, voting day. Skully and Molder CLASSIC, rot-chair.

    All the deplorables and MAGAts out in full force, doing their civic duty, full of self-righteousness, talkin' it up with the strangers around 'em, puttin' on a happy face.

    Boy are THEY gonna be surprised in the next coupla years. If even a LITTLE BIT of what's being projected for just the CLIMATE (and subsequent changes in global and local weather) comes about, IT'S OVER! Climate change is making areas uninhabitable now, but nobody wants to admit it. Italy is just the latest version; Puerto Rico still hasn't recovered; not sure about Houston, but there's many more. Then there's MANKIND'S HELP: the Gulf of Mexico still hasn't recovered; the Pacific Ocean hasn't recovered.

    Politically, the powers that be are fixing to cripple or destroy health care, any and all rights, social security (that we PAID for), medicare, welfare (except for corporations), and do more damage to or completely remove both the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.

    Economically, the giant ponzi scheme of globalized currencies, derivatives, debt as wealth, and especially net energy decline is going to unravel our little game of pretending to be a CIVIL ization.

    Nobody questions anything when their neighbor's house EXPLODES, their car, after being parked for hours in the garage decides to burst into flame around 2 a.m., that little Jimmy down the street collapsed and died after swimming in his backyard pool this summer, the hail that came through last month shredding all the vegetation, or the fact that they "feel" different, but can't put their finger on exactly what's wrong . .just keep goin' for-ed, uh-hurl!

    I don't see anything getting any better in the next bunch of years, and fully expect this reality to completely collapse. I get up each day as if it's my last one. i'm thoughtful, but carefree. Though depressed and cynical my entire life, i function as if it doesn't matter: '-A-nobody kaaaiz how you feel mista - git ow-did-a way!'

    Election Day weather forecast: Potent storm to blast eastern US, could affect voter turnout

    Bottoms Way Up! Costco Is Selling 4-Foot-Tall Wine Glasses

    [ya just can't think this shit up!]

    See fish cross a road in Washington state [~ 1 min. video]

    Crashed Lion Air jet had air speed indicator glitch on fatal flight: official

    An Indonesian Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea last week, killing all 189 on board, had an air speed indicator problem on its fatal flight and on three previous journeys, the country's transportation watchdog said Monday. [more; OH, they didn't FIX IT]

    A week after the disaster, there is still no answer as to what caused the crash. [more]

    The One Election Scenario That Would Be A “Disaster” For The Financial Markets

    [think of the same headline and reasoning coming from the left]

    [more below]

  4. LACK BEAR NEWS 11.5.18 Antarctic's future in doubt after plan for world's biggest marine reserve is [~ 16.5 min.]

    "Going to take a century to recover" - Never seen anything like this - Incredible Power [~ 7.25 min. MrMBB333 video; others are good too]

    Huge cracks in the road in India causes panic among residents – Officials deny earthquake fault. But look at the pictures, they speak for themselves

    Roads are cracking and fissuring near Polavaram construction site, causing widespread panic among residents. Officials blame changes in the atmosphere and decrease in the humidity in the mud or truck transport for destroying the road. But residents felt tremors as the road cracked down. And look at the images below. I doubt that such destruction was caused by ‘changes in the atmosphere and decrease in the humidity in the mud’ only or at all. Another cover-up story?

    Two-minute explanation of how wildfires burn

    Doomsday by 2021?

    The Doomsday Clock, by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, constitutes a potent symbol of the danger we're in. When taking the 'minutes to midnight' from statements 1991 to 2018, an added trend points at Midnight by 2021. Will it be Doomsday by 2021?

    The 2018 Statement said that "world leaders failed to respond effectively to the looming threats of nuclear war and climate change. [ . . ] Global carbon dioxide emissions have not yet shown the beginnings of the sustained decline towards zero that must occur if ever greater warming is to be avoided."

    Recently, Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, said: "We expect energy-related CO2 emissions will increase once again in 2018 after growing in 2017."

    Next to carbon dioxide, the outlook for other greenhouse gases is also very worrying and the situation could deteriorate very rapidly, as further described below. [more]

    [continued below]

  5. Trump Gong Show Two Years Later

    Tuesday this week marks two years ago exactly since Trump's election. When the news broke, Melania burst into tears and S&P futures crashed limit down. The overnight selloff of course got bought with both hands when gamblers quickly figured out that unfettered corruption was the order of the day. Nevertheless, it turns out that Melania's initial instinct was right. Global markets are not impressed by Trumptopia...

    First off, the bigger, fatter, uglier bubble is now imploding on a daily basis, in conjunction with higher bond yields which are blowing out due to the highest Treasury bond issuance since the depths of the Global Financial Crisis. As the free money club borrows their way to prosperity.

    The U.S. Trade deficit is 2008 wide

    U.S. Industrials have been imploded by trade wars

    The U.S. reflation trade (Financials, Energy, Transports) is deflating

    World stocks have been monkey hammered by the Donny tax cut

    EM Credit imploded by higher U.S. bond yields and the dollar rally

    Global real estate shellacked by reduced liquidity

    U.S. market breadth imploded

    New lows expanding

    Otherwise, all good [more; see charts for each line above]

    CHECK THE SKY: The Silent Triangles Are Back [~ 16 min. - 1st part is about the cracked roads phenomena in India]

    [this guy was complaining about the LACK of big earthquakes in Jan.]
    Almost a 2,000% increase in major quakes since 1900! 2000 to 2018 so far recorded 2,911 major quakes compared to 147-1900/1918

    Cancer-linked Chemicals Manufactured by 3M Are Turning Up in Drinking Water

    When Cottage Grove, Minnesota’s drinking-water panic began, Mayor Myron Bailey was at a conference in Las Vegas trying to lure new business to town. “You are the future. Cottage Grove is the place,” proclaimed a banner in his booth. A screen flashed the iconic red logo of the town’s most famous corporate resident, 3M Co., whose 1,750-acre factory sits along the banks of the Mississippi River. Behind him, the city’s administrator kept stepping away to take phone calls. Finally she approached Bailey. “Mayor,” she said, “something is wrong.” [more; lady, you have no idea . .]

    Tuesday, 6 November 2018
    Ecuador to sell a third of its Amazon

    Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

    Ecuador plans to auction off more than three million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, angering indigenous groups and underlining the global environmental toll of China's insatiable thirst for energy. [more]

  6. The cure for an insatiable thirst for energy is the consequences of an insatiable thirst for energy. As in, the biosphere is destroyed, everybody dies, and thus there is no one left around to thirst for energy. The problem begets its own solution! Very yin-yang. Maybe the Chinese will appreciate that. While they're dying.

  7. [from yesterday]

    News Links, November 5, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Central banks are buying up the most gold in years

    Global Shipping Rates Sink As Trade Runs Aground

    US Threatens SWIFT With Sanctions If Iran Isn't Cut Off

    Taleb Says World Is More Fragile Today Than in 2007 (video)

    What General Electric Is Doing to Dodge the Question: "When Will GE File for Bankruptcy?"

    China's Growing Clout Triggers Economic Arms Race With Old Order

    U.S. Navy's Costliest Carrier Was Delivered Without Elevators to Lift Bombs
    Previously undisclosed problems with the 11 elevators for the ship built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. add to long-standing reliability and technical problems with two other core systems -- the electromagnetic system to launch planes and the arresting gear to catch them when they land.

    Former US Allies in Syria Now Supporting Iran or Turkey

    The US imposed sanctions on one of Venezuela's last viable industries: gold

    Top Trump officials say new U.S. sanctions will choke Iran's economy

    US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions

    New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation

    Russia Isolated? US and Britain Excluded From Syria Summit

    China to help Pakistan avert fiscal crisis, 'more talks needed'

    French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll

    Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

    Migrants camped at border worry caravans will shut them out

    U.S. Grants Iran Sanction Waivers To Eight Countries

    Oil, Gas Drilling In Canada Set For A Decline

    This Major Cover Up Could Wreak Havoc On Global Oil Markets

    Egypt's crude oil reserves down 25% since 2015

    With Asian aid, Iran might withstand new U.S. oil sanctions

    Belgium faces winter blackouts amid nuclear reactor shutdowns

    Seed Vaults Can't Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants

    Wars over fish increasingly likely as countries use military force to protect 'critical commodity'

    Bug repellent made from coconut oil works better than DEET, government study says

    Giant 'waves' in the sky are wreaking havoc on our weather, study says

    Cell-phone radiation can cause cancer in rats. The next question: What does it mean for humans?

    [continued below]

  8. France launches nationwide investigation after dozens born with malformed arms

    FDA approves powerful new opioid despite ongoing epidemic

    The new drug, Dsuvia, is five to ten times as strong as fentanyl and 100 times as strong as morphine.

    The 7 Craziest Ways CRISPR Is Being Used Right Now

    Chinese, Taiwanese companies indicted for stealing U.S. trade secrets

    Top Australia defence firm reports serious cyber breach

    Slightly heavier than a toothpick, the first wireless insect-size robot takes flight

    Hackers Claim Breach Of 120 Million Facebook Accounts; Put Private Messages Up For Sale

    Break-in Attempted at Assange's Residence in Ecuador Embassy

    Income Inequality's Most Disturbing Side Effect: Homicide

    What's Behind the Erosion of Civil Society?

    Will Future Megacities Be a Marvel or a Mess? Look at New Delhi
    Not only megacities, but also all big cities, will become largely uninhabitable wastelands full of rotting corpses, gangs, and packs of feral dogs. -- RF

    Why the American dream feels further off than ever for millennials
    That's because this dream (which is not just American) has been powered by fossil fuel energy. The inability to not only keep moving upwards but even maintain the same standard of living for the next generation is the result of net energy decline. It doesn't matter what kind of government policy or economic system you have if there is not enough energy to power the system. -- RF

    Plunging Emissions Mostly Not Spurred By Natural Gas Nor Renewables, U.S. Government Finds
    More than half of the decline in emissions has occurred because of a single factor: a decline in industrial demand for electricity, the EIA reported.
    Decline in energy consumption is the death knell for the perpetual-growth economy. -- RF

    As Prairies Get Plowed for Biofuels, Greens Demand EPA Act [they ARE acting - just not for the environment]

    'Colossal collapse' in gas prices expected heading into midterm elections
    What a coincidence. -- RF

    New York City Owes Over $100 Billion for Retiree Health Care

    The Film The Israel Lobby Doesn't Want You To See
    The real meddling in America's politics is by Israel. Yet not a peep from all those indignant members of Congress and their Russiagate distraction campaign. -- RF

    Short Trade Betting on U.S. Mall Death Has Best Month Since 2017

    Behind the latest rosy jobs figures, here's the 'true state' of Americans' financial lives

    What Happens When You Stomp The Gas and the Brake Simultaneously? Pro-cyclical Trump / Congress vs. Counter-cyclical Fed

  9. Former Jaguars guard Vince Manuwai dies at 38

    Vince Manuwai, a guard who played eight seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has died at the age of 38.

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Manuwai is believed to have collapsed and died while moving into an apartment in his hometown of Honolulu this morning. [more]

    Jim Cramer predicts what the midterm election's outcome could mean for the stock market

    The results of the midterm elections will change the nature of the stock market, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday as Wall Street awaited the outcome of a defining battle over Congress .

    The Democratic Party is expected to regain control of the House of Representatives, with the GOP maintaining a slim majority in the Senate. That would result in congressional gridlock, which could spell trouble for President Donald Trump agenda but be "very good" for stocks, Cramer said on "Mad Money."

    "This gridlock scenario results in a dramatically slower economy," he said. "That's ... terrific for the highest-growth stocks that can keep putting up terrific numbers even during a slowdown. Think Amazon, Alphabet, the cloud plays, the cybersecurity stocks, and many of the ... semiconductor names like Broadcom and Qualcomm, which are tied to the rollout of 5G wireless technology, not the broader economy." [more]

    Paul Craig Roberts: What this election is ultimately about - and its far-reaching implications

    So what is this midterm US election about?

    It is about whether "the deplorables" have been brainwashed by the Establishment's media whores and fail to support Trump in the House and Senate elections. If the Democrats, whose politics is Identity Politics, get the House and/or Senate, Trump will be completely impotent. The Establishment hopes to drive the lesson home to every future presidential candidate to never again appeal to the people over the vested interests of the Establishment.

    In America democracy is a scam. The oligarchy rules, and the people, no matter how they suffer under the oligarch's rule, must submit and accept. No more presidential candidates, please, who represent the people. This is the lesson that the Establishment hopes to teach the rabble in the midterm elections.

    What should this election be about? If America had an independent media, the election would be about the dangerous situation created by Washington that has caused two militarily powerful countries to prepare for war with the US. This is the most serious development of my lifetime. Everything President Reagan worked for has been overthrown for the material interests of the power and profit of the military/security complex. [more]

    [more below]

  10. New England forests devastated by invasive caterpillars

    Gypsy moth caterpillars are having a devastating effect on southern New England forests. [more]

    Woman hospitalized after falling into sinkhole in Statesville, North Carolina

    Truck gets stuck in massive sinkhole in Houston, Texas

    [hmmm - two places that had mega-rain events]

    Flash flooding as massive deluge hits Melbourne, Australia - More rain in 3 hours than in all September and October together

    Streets of Kuwait city heavily flooded

    Photographer captures Stable Auroral Red arc over Finland

    Man killed in shark attack near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    The fatal attack comes just weeks after two tourists were mauled within 24-hour at the tourist spot. [more]

    Two children dead as flash flooding swamps Padang, Indonesia

    The flood inundated around 1,400 houses in seven districts . . [and]
    brought down a bridge [more]

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