Sunday, November 11, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-10

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

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

Category: Variety Pack

2018-11-10 - Hunter burns to death in tree stand fire in Carroll County (Missouri):

2018-11-10 - Underground fire and explosion blow manhole cover off beneath car in coastal Bronx (New York), 5 injured:

2018-11-10 - Wildfire grows to 105,000 acres in and around Paradise (California), death toll rises to 23:

Quote: "Fourteen more bodies were discovered Saturday in cars, charred housed, as a wildfire tore through the Northern California community. Twenty-three people in total have been found dead, Butte County Sheriff's spokesperon confirmed Saturday night, making the Camp Fire the third deadliest fire recorded in California history. Entire neighborhoods are leveled by the so-called Camp Fire and at least 110 are still missing. None of the victims have been identified due to the condition of the remains, the sheriff said."

Quote: "The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown to 105,000 acres and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began."

Quote: "Paradise, with a population of 27,000, was destroyed by the fire."

2018-11-10 - Wildfire grows to more than 70,000 acres in and near coastal Malibu (California), firenado spotted, 2 killed:

Quote: "Karen Foshay shot footage of the firenado -- which she described as a 'fire hurricane' -- writing on Instagram that it was 'one of the most terrifying events I have experienced.' Foshay said the firenado formed in Malibu along Pacific Coast Highway. 'Let's get out of here,' somebody can be heard saying in the video as the crew begins to retreat."

2018-11-10 - Bay Area air quality in California reaches Beijing levels forcing pedestrians to walk with surgical masks:

2018-11-10 - Man, 49, has heart attack while piloting small plane, plane crashes near Guthrie Center (Iowa), all 4 aboard killed:

Quote: "Four people were killed in a plane crash Friday in Guthrie County after the pilot had a heart attack, the deadliest aviation incident in Iowa since 2007, authorities said."

Quote: "A small plane crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was to attempt an emergency landing, authorities said Saturday."

Quote: "The sheriff’s office identified those killed as the pilot, 49-year-old Edward Ralph Anderson, of Le Mars; 28-year-old Tyler Douvia, of Merrill; and 36-year-old Patrick Kellen and 15-year-old Samantha Clark, both of Le Mars."

2018-11-10 - Chemical plant explodes and burns in Wonju (South Korea), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2018-11-10 - Recycling center erupts in flame on Lowell Road in Salem (New Hampshire):

2018-11-10 - Commercial garage goes up in flames on Twyford Street in Normanton (Britain), 100 homes evacuated:

2018-11-10 - Three warehouses and two sheds destroyed by massive inferno along the Ship Canal in coastal Queen Anne area in Seattle (Washington):

2018-11-10 - Cargo ship 'Golden Ocean' bursts into flame near coastal Bontang (Indonesia), crew abandons ship:

Note: This is the 1062nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-10 - Eight semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at Frito-Lay plant in Canton (Ohio):

Quote: "Fire crews in Canton battled flames and strong winds Saturday morning at the Frito-Lay plant in Canton. Fox 8 confirmed with Canton Township Fire dispatch that a semi fire started around 7 a.m. Saturday. Due to wind gusts, the fire spread to 8 semi trucks. They are a total loss."

2018-11-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Staten Island Expressway on coastal Staten Island (New York):

2018-11-10 - Tractor bursts into flame near Raven Avenue in Worth County (Iowa):

Note: These are the 2357th-2366th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-10 - RV bursts into flame on SW Jefferson Avenue in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2018-11-10 - RV bursts into flame at gas station in La Pine (Oregon):

Note: These are the 473rd and 474th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-10 - SUV bursts into flame at airport in coastal Kuching (Malaysia):

2018-11-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-805 ramp, ignites brush fire, in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-11-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Degeest Drive in Rapid Valley (South Dakota):

2018-11-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Rockledge (Florida):

2018-11-10 - Lamborghini bursts into flame in coastal Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):

Quote: "The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Official sources with the RAK civil defence said the car caught fire all of a sudden for no apparent reason."

Note: Gotta hate it when you lose half a million bucks suddenly for no apparent reason!

2018-11-10 - Car bursts into flame on the A835 near Conon Bridge (Scotland):

2018-11-10 - Taxi bursts into flame on Bodmin Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-11-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Whaley Old Road in Blackburn (Britain):

2018-11-10 - Auto shop and apartment destroyed by fire in Parks Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-11-10 - Barn destroyed by fire at school in Cashion (Oklahoma), livestock killed:

2018-11-10 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Smalldale (Britain):

2018-11-10 - Marine electrical business heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

Quote: "A fire broke out early Saturday morning at Blue Sea Systems in Bellingham, destroying three quarters of the building. The company makes electrical systems for marine work. About 75 to 80 people work worked there."

2018-11-10 - Historic restaurant destroyed by fire in Indio (California):

2018-11-10 - Supermarket devastated by huge blaze in coastal St. Petersburg (Russia):

2018-11-10 - Home damaged by fire in De Dere (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2018-11-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:15 AM in coastal Providence (Rhode Island), 2 injured:

2018-11-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Spokane (Washington):

2018-11-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:56 AM on West High Street in Somersworth (New Hampshire):

2018-11-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-11-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Milwaukie (Oregon), nobody there:

2018-11-10 - Home destroyed by fire in Lake Stevens (Washington):

2018-11-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-11-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Oak Park area in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-11-10 - Deadly fire burns home just before 11:30 PM in York (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-11-10 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Lansdowne (Baltimore), 1 killed:

2018-11-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:20 AM in Chatham-Kent (Canada), occupied home burns separately:

2018-11-10 - Man and woman, 43 and 35, found dead in home on Gaines Mill Road in Hall County (Georgia):

2018-11-10 - Boy and girl, 15 and 11, go to fetch water, both found dead in pond, in Bikaner (India):

2018-11-10 - Three college students, all 24-25, die while bathing in river in Balangoda on the island of Sri Lanka:

2018-11-10 - Two boys, 6 and 8, found dead in pond in Rooppur (Bangladesh):

2018-11-10 - Boy, 10-ish, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at park in Mahomet (Illinois):

Quote: "The school district is mourning the loss of a student. A Lincoln Trail Elementary fifth grader, Joel Roberts, died Saturday morning. The superintendent said the student's death was caused by an 'unexpected medical emergency.' We were told by a student that Roberts collapsed and was unresponsive at a flag football game at Barber Park."

2018-11-10 - Person found dead at Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield (Ohio):

2018-11-10 - Woman found dead in the water at beach in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

2018-11-10 - Man in his 40s found dead in Bird Brook in Norway (Maine):

2018-11-10 - Woman, 73, found dead in Lamb Lake near her home in Trafalgar (Indiana):

2018-11-10 - Person found dead at Kankakee River State Park (Illinois):

2018-11-10 - Man found dead in ditch in Pueblo County (Colorado):

2018-11-10 - Man, 28, found dead in pond in Sitakunda (Bangladesh):

2018-11-10 - Man, 54, dies after being pulled from Dudhsagar Lake in Colem, Dharbandora (India):

Quote: "Colem police inspector Nilesh Dhaigodkar, said Nair complained of uneasiness while swimming in the lake and was immediately brought out of the water. He was rushed to the Piliyem-Dharbandora primary health centre where he was declared dead."

2018-11-10 - Boy, 17, found dead in the Koel River in Rourkela (India):

2018-11-10 - Woman, 23, found dead in canal in Khamano (India):

2018-11-10 - Boy, 12, dies in dam reservoir at park in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2018-11-10 - Man, 44, found dead on Crown Avenue in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2018-11-10 - Person found dead on beach near coastal Penarth Head (Britain):

2018-11-10 - Man, 57, has chest pains on yacht southeast of Cape Hatteras (North Carolina):

Quote: "A Coast Guard aircrew saved a man suffering chest pains aboard a 48-foot sailing vessel about 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., on Saturday morning."

2018-11-10 - Passenger plane lands at airport, blows two tires, skids off runway, in Panjgur District (Pakistan):

2018-11-10 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff, bursts into flame, in Ramona (California):

2018-11-10 - Small plane crashes into ditch shortly after takeoff in coastal Lower Township (New Jersey):

2018-11-10 - Passenger bus hit by brake failure, bus plows into business, in coastal West Haven (Connecticut), 5 injured:

Quote: "The bus was carrying Princeton students to the Princeton-Yale football game and had brake failure, said West Haven Police Sergeant Charles Young."

2018-11-10 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, in Tama County (Iowa), 1 killed:

2018-11-10 - Minivan veers off road and overturns in coastal Coffs Harbor (Australia), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-11-10 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup truck, on the McKees Rocks Bridge over the Ohio River in McKees Rocks (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-11-10 - Car crashes at 12:30 AM, bursts into flame, on Kanawha Boulevard in Malden (West Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-11-10 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Liberty Township (Ohio), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-11-10 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on Wolf Creek Trail near Trotwood (Ohio), 1 injured:

2018-11-10 - Car veers off road, hits tree, on US 101 near coastal San Rafael (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "'There don't appear to be any obvious causes, so we're hoping to speak with witnesses about what they may have seen,' Barclay said. It is possible the driver may have suffered some sort of medical event, he added. "

2018-11-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into creek, in Canby (Oregon), 1 injured:

2018-11-10 - Gigantic cracks in the ground growing in the Arabian Desert:

2018-11-10 - Building under construction collapses in Bengaluru (India), 1 killed:

2018-11-10 - New research questions the rate of climate change:

Quote: "Climate change may be occurring even faster than first thought."

Note: No kidding?!

2018-11-10 - Arctic ‘no safe harbour’ for breeding birds as the climate changes:

2018-11-10 - Strong shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Tonga:

2018-11-10 - Magnitude 3.7 and 2.7 earthquakes strike near coastal Crockett (California):

2018-11-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Singapore:

2018-11-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Israel, bridge collapses:

2018-11-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), airport damaged:


  1. Let's see what this week brings, Jonny. Gonna be colder by Wednesday here, following a big rain starting tonight and into Tuesday.

    News Links, November 12, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Global GDP Still Propped Up By A Massive Amount Of Debt

    Argentina Signs $8.7 Billion Swap Agreement With Beijing To Shore Up Sagging Peso

    Dedollarization: Russia clashes with Western oil buyers over new deals as sanctions loom
    Russian energy majors are putting pressure on Western oil buyers to use euros instead of dollars for payments and introducing penalty clauses in contracts as Moscow seeks protection against possible new U.S. sanctions.

    How Italy Leaves the Eurozone, Step by Step

    Italians rush to put money into Swiss banks as budget fears grow

    Bank Of England Refuses To Release Venezuela's Gold

    Trump's trade war could dent China's domestic consumption, dragging down the rest of Asia

    'Baby bust': Watershed as birth rates in UK and nearly half of world's countries plunge, forcing more reliance on immigration, report warns

    As Imports Of US Soybeans To China Plunge, Russian Farmers Pick Up The Slack

    Understanding the Global Recession of 2019

    When Debts Collapse In Default

    It's 2005 All Over Again as Ford Teeters on the Edge of Junk

    10 injured as Toronto-bound flight crash lands

    Mattis, Pompeo meet with Chinese leaders on global hot spots, trying to avoid military accidents

    Half Million Killed by America's Global War on Terror 'Just Scratches the Surface' of Human Destruction

    Macron loses out in polls as Le Pen surges forward

    Yemen - Holding Hodeidah Is The Houthi's Last Chance

    The Best Way To Honor War Veterans Is To Stop Creating Them

    Should we Prepare for a New World War? Answers from the Patterns of Past

    2 Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

    Despite $900 Billion Spent and 2,400 U.S. Lives Lost, Afghanistan Continues to Deteriorate

    The Drug Catastrophe in Afghanistan

    Israel Conducts Daring Special Forces Raid Deep Into Gaza, Kills Top Commander

    [continued below]

  2. Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study by Indian Institute of Science
    Close to 17 million hectares -- an area roughly the size of Tunisia -- is currently used for generating wind energy worldwide, and researchers warned that developers had "greatly underestimated" the impact the technology has on wildlife.

    Saudi Arabia Is Evaluating A Break Up Of OPEC

    Goldman Sachs Sees An Oil Supply Crunch Looming

    Fresh water depletion, contamination, saltwater intrusion, and permanent subsidence

    In parts of California, breathing is like smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day

    Oil Thieves Wreak Havoc On Nigeria's Oil Industry

    Saudi Arabia to ship less oil in December as it considers a coordinated output cut

    Iran sells more oil to private exporters to bypass U.S. curbs

    As Renewables Drive Up Energy Prices, Voters In U.S., Asia & Europe Are Opting For Nuclear Power [great - more radiation]

    India makes climate change case for nuclear power, suggests promoting it [noooo!]

    U.N.: 8 million people in Yemen nearing starvation

    A Lot More People Are Already Dying From Superbugs Than You Realize

    Exposure to pesticides makes bees less social, reduces colony size

    Fertility rates have fallen worldwide, while populations boom

    CDC director warns that Congo's Ebola outbreak may not be containable

    DR Congo Ebola outbreak kills 200

    The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

    Using Wi-Fi to "see" behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

    Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution

    Security chips have not reduced US credit-card fraud
    The US has the worst credit card security in the world.

    Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

    Amazon Breaks Silence on Aiding Law Enforcement Following Employee Backlash

    Facebook Allows Governments to Decide What to Censor

    Connected and vulnerable: Climate change, trade wars and the networked world

    UK weather: Heavy rain and gales bring flooding to England and Wales

    UK economic growth tipped to be slowest in Europe next year

    Embattled high street retailers call for help as closures soar
    Pubs, fashion outlets and estate agents prominent among 24,205 closures recorded in the first six months of this year

    Here's how the Trump administration plans to increase American weapon sales abroad

    Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?
    Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%.

    Deportation Orders Hit Record High, Immigration Courts Clogged

    New Book Shows America Now Dominated by Monopolies in Virtually Every Industry

    Burying The Other Russia Story: WSJ Editors Expose The House Democrats' Real Plan

    Poverty in America

    China Infiltrates American Campuses

    Thousands lost homes in California's Camp Fire. Where will they go once shelters close?

    "Contraband food": Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn't Be a Crime
    The Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit.

    The 'War Party' Wins the Midterm Elections, Accelerating the Transition to a Multipolar World Order

    Half of Health Spending in the US Is Now Government Spending

  3. Was supposed to get a bit o' snow here this last evening, but didn't get anything, and apparently that's been rescheduled for Thursday. Been a little chilly, but not record-setting or anything. I actually wouldn't mind some snow and cold - that's what the trees around here require to stay alive and last winter was too warm with virtually no snow, like maybe six inches total for the whole winter.

    Regardless of what I get here, I'm not complaining - at least the countryside isn't going up in flames left and right like it is in California!

  4. The cold is no problem as long as you have a working heater or fireplace. Spending days in a cold, electrically dead house can really get to one. Western PA is due for some snow, but we don't usually get any until December. Of course these are no longer "normal" times . ..

    [Scary video of the day]
    Woman swallowed by sinkhole that opened up beneath her feet [40 sec.]

    [in Celebrity Deaths today, we have]
    Douglas Rain, Actor Who Voiced HAL in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Dies at 90

    Douglas Rain, the Canadian-born actor best known as the voice of HAL 9000 in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and its sequel "2010: The Year We Made Contact," died Sunday at St. Marys Memorial Hospital in St. Mary's, Ontario, according to CTV News [more]

    We Are Witnessing The Most Destructive Fire In The History Of California, And “Devil Winds” Threaten To Make Things Even Worse

    California has been absolutely devastated by horrific wildfires in recent years, but the state has never seen anything quite like this. At this moment, three major wildfires are raging, and the Camp Fire in Butte County is already officially the most destructive wildfire in California history. Thousands of firefighters are desperately trying to contain this fire, but they haven’t had much success. More than 6,700 structures have already been destroyed, and that shatters the all-time record that was set just last year. In fact, five of the ten most destructive wildfires in California history have happened within the last two years. The Camp Fire and the two mammoth fires in southern California have forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate from their homes, and authorities are warning that “devil winds” of up to 40 miles per hour could accelerate this crisis in the early morning hours of Monday. [more]

    Red Flag Warnings in effect for much of California

    Fire officials say 177 structures have burned in Woolsey Fire

    The fire burned from Simi Valley south to the beach at Malibu in Southern California [more]

    Man survives California wildfire by hiding in creek with his dog

    [more below]

  5. 228 people now missing at least 31 dead with 300,000 evacuated as California awaits ‘devil winds’ predicted to fan the flames

    Nurses fleeing fast-moving Camp Fire scramble to save patients — and themselves [50 panel slide show]

    Camp Fire now deadliest and most destructive in California history

    Camp Fire has exploded in size since November 8, 2018, and is now the deadliest and most destructive individual wildfire in California history. On November 12, the death toll climbed to 31 and there are still 121 people missing. [more]

    The last volcano to have exploded in Canada, Mount Meager in British Colombia, is cracking, collapsing and potentially threatening the safety of people who live in the region

    This is spectacular. It’s not often you get to see underneath the bottom of a glacier. The glacier sits on top of the last volcano to explode on Canadian soil: Mount Meager, northwest of Whistler, B.C. But the fact that it erupted just over 2,400 years ago does not mean it’s past its potential to blow again. That’s just the blink of an eye in geological terms. Now, the combination of the volcano and its shrinking glacier has drawn scientists to read the signals, the body language of the mountain in hopes of knowing when the next eruption will happen. [more]

    Deadly landslide hits Niteroi, Rio de Janeriro, Brazil

    At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others injured after heavy rains caused large landslide in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region, Brazil on November 10, 2018. [more]

    The Zinke effect: how the US interior department became a tool of industry

    [oh, you mean like the FDA and EPA?]

    Trump’s interior secretary has been remaking the agency charged with protecting public lands as an ally of big energy

    Monsanto and Bayer are moving to create a marijuana monopoly

    Monsanto and Scotts Miracle-Gro have started working together and taking suspicious action that seems to point to a marijuana monopoly. One of Scott's front groups has started buying out several major marijuana growing companies and attempted to buy many others. Monsanto definitely has their eye on the marijuana industry. [more]

  6. Camp Fire has left 228 people missing. Their families feel helpless

    [contains this embedded story, among others]
    Nov. 12: California wildfires: What we know now about death tolls, damage

    Across the state, 150,000 people remain displaced. Fire officials worry that the wildfires, six overall, could grow worse this week with strong winds and dry conditions.

    At least 31 people have died. In Northern California, 29 people died as wildfires continue to rage. Another 228 are unaccounted for as rescue crews search scorched areas. In Southern California, two people were killed. [more]

    As US sanctions take hold Iranian banks are about to be cut off from global financial network - UPDATE

    [SOTT]Comment: Iran has been suffering under US sanctions in one form or another for over forty years. They will again find a way, especially with Russia's aid to overcome this latest insult. Trump does not seem to comprehend that his tactics towards Iran so not function in isolation, but will have repercussions around the world, mostly to America's detriment. Eventually who will want to trade with such a belligerent nation?

    Meanwhile, European leaders are planning on introducing an alternative system to ensure that payments to and from Iran can be processed. Such a system will not be ready for several months at least, and Iran's deputy foreign minister Kazem Sajjadpou expressed frustration last week with the delay, saying "what is lacking is both speed and efficiency." [more]

    Bubbling pool of mud is on the move in California, and no one knows why

    Refusing to stay in place, a roiling mass of carbon dioxide and slurry-like soil is migrating across the state at a pace of 20 feet a year. So far, it's carved a 24,000-square-foot basin out of the earth, and it's set to continue its crusade until whatever's driving it dies out. Scientists currently have no real idea why it's moving or if it can be stopped.

    Currently located just north of Niland, the mud pot is moving toward Union Pacific Railroad tracks and giving engineers there a headache. A well dug to depressurize the source of the gas had no effect. Steel walls driven 80 feet into the ground were also nonchalantly circumvented; the mud pot simply ducked under them and continued its freakishly linear path of destruction. [and humans are "wise" - yeah, we're so fuckin' wise MUD outsmarts us!]

    "No one has seen a moving mud pot before," says David Lynch, a consulting physicist who has long studied the area's geothermal features. Mud pots and mud volcanoes also generally don't emit much water, but this one is extremely vigorous, producing somewhere around 40,000 gallons of water a day. Lynch and other experts have taken to calling it a "mud spring."

    The spring also smells of rotten eggs, a sure sign that hydrogen sulfide is being emitted. Although frequently linked to volcanic activity, in this case, bacteria may be to blame. The area contains a saline lake called the Salton Sea. Formed by the explosion of an irrigation canal in 1905 [they could have started JJFH back THEN!], today it's kept filled by agricultural runoff water, and fertilizers can cause algae populations in the lake to soar. When the algae die, bacteria feast upon them, excreting plenty of hydrogen sulfide. [more]

    Sinkhole swallows car in Zamora, Spain

    Firefighters report the roadway collapsed due to a damaged sewage pipe which ran beneath the area the car had parked. [more; owner says "just bury the stinkin' thing" - see comment to article]

    [more below]

  7. Qatar again hit by heavy rainfall - 6 months rain in just a few hours

    Some areas of Qatar received almost half-a-year's worth of rainfall in just a few hours as thunderstorms struck, said the Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD). [more]

    Flash floods hits 10 provinces of Iran

    Winter is coming: Timelapse video shows 'snow tsunami' covering Siberian city [cool 27 sec video]

    [from Sunday]
    Flash floods hit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia following 2 hour heavy downpour

    Three southern provinces of Thailand hit by flooding - Over 600 villages submerged

    It was reported that 601 villages in the two provinces were still submerged as of press time. [more]

    Bright meteor fireball on Nov.11 over JaƩn, Spain - 3rd for the month in the region

    Investigation launched after several pilots report close encounter with UFO (AUDIO)

    Several sightings of an unidentified object flying at “astronomical” speed before disappearing off the coast of Ireland has sparked an investigation by the Irish Aviation Authority

    The UFO was first spotted by a baffled British Airways pilot last Friday (November 9) at approximately 6:47am local time while flying over the south-west coast of Ireland. [more - audio of radio call]

    [from earlier this month]
    What is that weird head sensation called ASMR?

    Many people experience Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), a relaxing sensation often triggered by gentle whispering which creates a "low-grade euphoria" characterized by "a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin. We are finally working out what it is and that it can be good for you.

    The phenomenon first came to people's attention in 2007, in an online forum thread titled "weird sensation feels good". Many names were suggested, notably "attention-induced head orgasm" -- a misnomer because the feeling is not as sudden or short-lived as an orgasm, and is distinct from sexual arousal.

    The term that stuck was coined in 2010 by cybersecurity expert Jennifer Allen: "autonomous sensory meridian response", or ASMR. She wanted something that represented the key elements of the sensation, but that sounded scientific, so people wouldn't be embarrassed to talk about it. It worked: those who experience the phenomenon are now a thriving online community. For instance, the ASMR subreddit has about 165,000 subscribers. The sensation has been popularised by pharmacologist Craig Richard of Shenandoah University in Virginia, who set up the website ASMR University. [more]

  8. [Wow, ANOTHER celebrity death today]
    Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95

    Lee’s innovations pushed comic books from the edge of obscurity to the cultural forefront as a legitimate American art form. And he helped usher in an era when superhero movies, including such global blockbusters as Marvel Studios’ Iron Man and Avengers franchises, rank as Hollywood’s most reliably bankable entertainment properties.
    [more; I hate when they put it that way]


    Trump has the reverse Midas Touch - everything he touches turns to a pile of steaming dog shit. His blind followers see nothing but gold in them thar hills...

    The Founding Fathers clearly never predicted that a sociopathic mega clown, born on third base, with the IQ of a dead squirrel, would hijack the country. And the world. Epic irresponsibility is the order of the day for the Banana-Republican-in-Chief. Unfortunately, the world has its limits as to how much rank stupidity can be accommodated. Having spent all of 2017 inflating the bubble, Donny has spent all of 2018 imploding it. I give him an A+ on the Kamikaze scale

    Fiscally suicidal tax cut, deregulated corruption, delusional trade war, now add forest management to Trump's list of stupid fucking ideas. Over the weekend he was "helping" California deal with unprecedented wildfires by threatening to withdraw Federal funding. One more source of plundering for his offshore bank accounts. There is literally no limit to how fucking stupid this guy is.

    "America's soybean farmers are hanging onto their crops in an attempt to wait out President Trump's trade war with China, more than doubling U.S. soybean inventories"

    Unlike corn, soybeans don't store well, so farmers are risking their livelihoods for an economic detente that isn't guaranteed."

    Hanging on to excess inventory into a weakening global economy, on the bet that prices will eventually increase. What could go wrong?

    Miley Cyrus's house burns down in California wildfires: ‘I am one of the lucky ones’

    Neil Young Blames 'So-Called President' Donald Trump After Losing His Home in the California Wildfires [and it's his birthday]

    'Completely uncontrollable': Pilots praised for wrestling with 'flight from hell' [~ 2.5 min. video]

    [sensors on the plane went haywire - like the latest Boeing problem]

  9. [situational heroics]
    93-Year-Old Woman Is Saved from California Wildfires by Her Friend, the Garbage Collector

    “I went out and was standing on the front porch when this great, big, green monster drove up, and my dear friend was emptying the garbage,” Newsum recalled to the station. “He said, ‘You’re not staying here. You’ve got to get out of here. Why are you still here?’ “

    Cummings tried to reach Newsum’s caregiver by phone, but was unsuccessful. So, he took matters into his own hands, breaking company protocol and putting her in his truck with the help of a few people nearby, the station reported.

    “They lifted her, and we scooted her on the seat and put the seat belt on her and made sure she was up there far enough so she wouldn’t fall out either side, and that was it,” Cummings told KCRA. “We were on the road.”

    Cummings said that his supervisor told him to cut his route short as the blaze spread throughout Butte County. But the longtime waste management driver knew there would be “older” residents in Magalia, and was determined to do all he could to help. [more; hope he doesn't get fired for breaking protocol]

    Hero Dog Wakes Up Family in the Middle of the Night, Saves Them from Devastating House Fire

    the family dog woke Carrie Hansen and her husband Dave up in the middle of the night on Sunday. Even after the couple tried to shoo the canine out of the room, Milo persisted in bothering them.

    Eventually, Carrie woke up enough to realize the room was filled with smoke. Once out of bed, she followed Milo, who led her to the garage.

    “He ran to the garage, she followed him and it was solid smoke in there,” Dave told the station of the fire’s source.

    Dave believes a piece of equipment in the garage is responsible for the fire [more]

    David Pearson, NASCAR's Silver Fox, dies at 83

    Dow closes 600 points lower as Apple leads tech plunge

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 602 points Monday after a big decline in Apple, a rise in the U.S. dollar and lingering worries about global trade weighed on investor sentiment.

    Monday’s losses bring the Dow’s decline over the past two sessions to 800 points. The tech-heavy Nasdaq pulled back 2.8 percent and fell back into the correction territory it first entered during the October market rout.

    The S&P 500 dropped 2 percent as financials tanked, led by Goldman Sachs. [more]

    “I tried to stop and help them and let them know that they were coming and make sure they were getting out,” he said. “She was my last stop. I probably went to 45 or 50 people to see if I could help them.”

  10. As you can see I shoe-horned in one last comment and failed to check for location. The last quoted sentences at the bottom of the comment are supposed to be the last part of the garbage man hero story.

  11. Heh, yeah, I figured. No biggie, sh#t happens!