Sunday, April 21, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-20

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

2019-04-20 - Children sicken in the water in swimming pool at leisure center in coastal Donegal (Ireland):

Quote: "RTE understands that children became unwell during a swimming lesson this morning. Donegal Daily reported that around 100 people were evacuated from the centre this morning. They also report that some people fell ill after having a reaction in the pool, and that while there are no life-threatening injuries, the incident is 'very serious'."

Quote: "One woman who was in the pool with her children said the children were terrified. 'Kids were sick, coughing and vomiting. The kids were all shaking and scared.'"

2019-04-20 - Underground explosion and fire shoots flames 15 feet into the air at the Quayside on the River Tyne in Newcastle upon Tyne (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Metal business and fire protection business go up in flames in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A Stuff reporter at the scene said it appeared two buildings were on fire: Wakefield Metals and Argus Fire Protection, which specialised in fire protection intelligence systems."

2019-04-20 - Oil production facility heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Nashik (India):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at auto shop in Hounsfield (New York), 350 feet from the Black River:

2019-04-20 - Pickup truck and home destroyed by fire on Buckthorn Drive in Austin (Texas), nobody there:

Quote: "When firefighters got to the house, the fire was in the garage and attic and a pickup truck in the driveway had caught fire."

Note: They went out to eat and left a pickup parked near their home and now they have no home or pickup. This same story has been repeated a great many times. I'm sure plenty more people will lose their homes this way though, seeing as people remain clueless about what's going on. Welp, learn or burn, and the Earth sure doesn't give a crap which people do...

2019-04-20 - SUV and mobile home destroyed by fire in Cantonment (Florida):

2019-04-20 - Car and garage go up in flames at home on Essex Way in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2019-04-20 - From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change:

Quote: "The cost of inaction is really high, and the cost of reducing emissions pales in comparison..."

Note: The cost isn't really in monetary terms. 'Money' is merely a concept, a shared delusion. The ACTUAL cost is the entire human race, everything we have built and a habitable planet. We have already begun to pay that price and we won't be stopping until there are no people left alive on the surface of the planet...

2019-04-20 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in St. Paul (Minnesota), 1 injured:

Quote: "StPaulFireDept Tells us they responded this afternoon to a reported house explosion."

Note: This is the 70th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-04-20 - Warehouses and shops destroyed by massive fire in coastal Lima (Peru):

Quote: "Officials in Peru say a massive fire has destroyed several buildings near the center of the capital city, but killed nobody. Police Chief Mario Arata said Saturday that it could take a month to clean up the warehouses and shops charred by the fire that started Friday afternoon in downtown Lima. The fire sent columns of smoke and glowing orange flames into the night sky. Its cause remains under investigation. Officials say hundreds of firefighters battled the flames to keep it from spreading further."

Note: On the western coast of South America...

2019-04-20 - Brush fire breaks out near I-17 in New River (Arizona):

2019-04-20 - Wildfire breaks out in the White Wells area on Ilkley Moor (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Eight tourist fishing boats destroyed by fire in coastal Pak Bara (Thailand):

Quote: "A fire destroyed eight tourist fishing boats in Satun province early on Saturday, police said."

Note: These are the 340th, 341st, 342nd, 343rd, 344th, 345th, 346th and 347th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-20 - Multiple tanker trucks and two tractor trailers go up in flames at 1 AM while parked at business in Grande Prairie (Canada):

Quote: "The Grande Prairie Fire Department responded to a tanker truck fire on the city’s west side early this morning. Upon arrival, flames were visible on the outside of multiple tanker units and two truck and trailer vehicles. No occupants were found on scene."

2019-04-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-49 in Natchitoches Parish (Louisiana):

2019-04-20 - Tractor bursts into flame in Baldrine (Isle of Man), near the coast:

Note: These are the 634th, 635th, 636th, 637th, 638th and 639th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-20 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Ducktown Road in Hellam Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Northampton (Massachusetts):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on street in Lakesite (Tennessee):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Lighthouse Road near coastal King Range Conservation Center (California):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Beatty Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame at 3:31 AM near Endsleigh Garden Centre in Ivybridge (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame at 4:16 AM on Parkers Way in Totnes (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Manchester Road in Wilmslow (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Heath Road in Whitchurch (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Walden Drive in Kinsey (Alabama):

2019-04-20 - Numerous vehicle trailers go up in flames at 12:40 AM while parked in Little Bampton (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire, Wigton(Allerdale) 20 Apr 2019 At 00:40 hours on the 20th April 2019 six fire engines from Carlisle West, Carlisle East, Wigton, Longtown , Aspatria, Penrith and the Water Bowser from Penrith were mobilised to reports of a large vehicle fire at Little Bampton. On arrival fire crews dealt with a large fire involving numerous vehicle trailers. Crews used four jets, four breathing apparatus and the compressed air foam system to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance for approximately two hours and twenty minutes."

2019-04-20 - Barn destroyed by fire on Walker Road in Dewittville (New York):

2019-04-20 - Around 20 tons of baled straw go up in flames in Clee Hill (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Hospital heavily damaged by fire at 4:15 AM in coastal Chennai (India):

2019-04-20 - Home damaged by fire shortly before 5 AM on Kelly Street in the Homewood neighborhood in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-20 - Home damaged by fire on Star Street in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2019-04-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Spanish Springs (Nevada):

2019-04-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Peachland (Canada), near Okanagan Lake:

2019-04-20 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Moiliili, Honolulu (Hawaii), 1 injured:

Quote: "An 83 year old man went into cardiac arrest after leaving the building. Honolulu emergency medical services took him to the hospital after performing CPR."

2019-04-20 - Deadly fire burns home in Mesa (Arizona), 1 killed:

2019-04-20 - Vacant home burns at 4:39 AM on Opakapaka Street in coastal Hawaiian Beaches (Hawaii):

2019-04-20 - Hundreds of fish found dead in canal on the Essequibo Coast (Guyana):

2019-04-20 - Last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle dies in China:

2019-04-20 - Man, 50, football scout, drops dead in coastal San Francisco (California):

2019-04-20 - Man found dead with submerged pickup truck in Jeems Bayou (Louisiana):

2019-04-20 - Man, 63, found dead in Saginaw Bay in Unionville (Michigan):

2019-04-20 - Man found dead in pond at Paintsville Golf Course in Paintsville (Kentucky):

2019-04-20 - Boy, 9, falls off boat and dies in Bangs Lake in Wauconda (Illinois):

2019-04-20 - Person found dead in the Truckee River near Verdi (Nevada):

2019-04-20 - Man, 41, found dead in jail cell in Reno (Nevada):

2019-04-20 - Man found dead in El Dorado Lake in El Dorado (Kansas):

2019-04-20 - Man, 55, found dead near hotel in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2019-04-20 - Man found dead at Beach Beach beach in coastal Bat Yam (Israel):

Quote: "A 60-year-old man has been pronounced dead after he drowned at the Beach Beach beach in Bat Yam Saturday."

Note: Beach Beach beach? Okaaaay…

2019-04-20 - Girl, 14, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Jabula Beach (South Africa):

2019-04-20 - Man, 45, dies at beach in coastal Manginapudi (India), another corpse too:

2019-04-20 - Man in his 20s found dead in the River Ouse in York (Britain):

Quote: "It is the fourth death in the city's rivers in a fortnight."

2019-04-20 - Man in his 70s found dead in canal in Appley Bridge (Britain):

2019-04-20 - Man falls off bridge and dies near Oxford (Britain), possible toppler:

2019-04-20 - Woman found dead at home on Fletcher Road in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain), near the River Trent:

2019-04-20 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing at Heathrow Airport (Britain):

Quote: "The crew on the British Airways flight reportedly declared a medical emergency on board the plane, according to the Airport Webcams Twitter account."

2019-04-20 - Man, 67, has heart problems on boat, boat crashes, on Lake Conway in Belle Isle (Florida):

Quote: "A 67-year-old boater suffered a cardiac emergency near the private Lake Conway Estates boat ramp and lost control of his vessel Saturday, sending himself and two family members into the water."

2019-04-20 - Passenger bus and truck collide near Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh (India), 7 killed, 34 injured:

2019-04-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on Zeigler Boulevard in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-04-20 - Tractor trailer veers across median, hits car head-on, in Greenfield (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-04-20 - RV veers off road, crashes into pole, on Little Cove Road in Sevier County (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-04-20 - SUV veers off road crashes into ditch near marine business, in South Side Township (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-04-20 - SUV blows tire and overturns on I-4 in Plant City (Florida), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-04-20 - SUV overturns on Highway 181 near Green Lake Drive in San Antonio (Texas), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2019-04-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in coastal Washington DC, 1 killed:

2019-04-20 - Car crashes 300 feet down mountainside, bursts into flame, in Angeles National Forest (California), 2 killed:

2019-04-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Santa Ana (California), 2 killed:

2019-04-20 - Car veers off road before 5:45 AM, crashes into ditch, in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-04-20 - Car overturns on Flagstaff Road in Jim Thorpe (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-04-20 - Sinkhole closes street in Conyers (Georgia):

2019-04-20 - Four-story building collapses in Lahore (Pakistan), 6 killed, 5 injured:

2019-04-20 - Mount Agung volcano erupts again on the Bali (Indonesia), ash rains down on nearby communities:

2019-04-20 - Heavy rain and melting snowpack cause deadly flooding in Quebec (Canada), state of emergency declared, 1 killed:

Quote: "The damaging floods in Quebec have become fatal as officials announced a woman in her 70s was killed Saturday morning in Pontiac, approximately 50 kilometers west of Ottawa when the vehicle she was in became submerged in a sinkhole after flood waters washed out a culvert. Police said in a statement Saturday that the woman was alone in the vehicle at the time of the incident, and she was pronounced dead in hospital. The still-existing snowpack and heavy rainfall from a series of low-pressure systems are responsible for the flooding conditions. Thousands have been told to prepare for evacuation and the Canadian Armed Forces have been asked to help with the potential damages from the rising water levels. Military vehicles are en route to assist with evacuations."

2019-04-20 - Strongest April storm in decades pounds the eastern coast of Spain:

Quote: "Since Thursday, the Costa Blanca has been hit by the largest April storm in 73 years bringing winds of up to 100 km/h and flash floods all along the eastern coast."


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone.

    Lots of multiple events in the same areas in today's report.
    Vehicle fires (including trailers & boats) dominate.

    Let's see how the week is starting off.

    Nostradoomus’ Methane Report & Methane & EQ Report with Margo (April 21, 2019) [~ 49.25 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.21.19 Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Thawing Permafrost Might Be Higher [~ 20 min.]

    Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, Consumer Reports Says

    “It makes no sense that consumers can purchase bottled water that is less safe than tap water,” says James Dickerson, Ph.D., chief scientific officer at Consumer Reports. “If anything, bottled water—a product for which people pay a premium, often because they assume it’s safer—should be regulated at least as strictly as tap water.”

    Leading Bottled Waters With Lower Arsenic Levels
    The bottled water brands listed below have self-reported levels of arsenic that are nondetectable or below 3 parts per billion—the maximum amount recommended by Consumer Reports—based on the most recent data available from the companies themselves (listed in alphabetical order).

    Deer Park
    Glaceau Smart Water
    Ice Mountain
    Kirkland (Costco)
    Life WTR
    Market Pantry (Target)
    Nestlé Pure Life
    Poland Spring
    Propel [more to article]

    [learn while you laugh]
    Le Show for 4/21/19 [~ 1 hr]

    New Census Numbers Reveal Americans Are Steadily Migrating West And South – And Away From High Tax Blue States

    From July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018 seven of the ten counties that had the largest percentage increase in population were either in Texas or Florida

    New York City is losing people for the first time in a decade, and the population of Chicago has now fallen for four years in a row [more]

    Monday, 22 April 2019
    Notre Dame: "Ancient Oak Doesn’t Burn Like That

    Formr. Notre Dame Chief
    Archietect: Ancient Oak Doesn’t Burn Like That
    Expert casts doubt on official narrative

    [more below]

  2. The abuse of Julian Assange in the hands of the British authorities

    Did the Simpsons predict the Notre Dame fire?

    ‘The Simpsons’ Has Predicted a Lot [more]

    Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found

    The possibility exists that the Pentagon is being as honest here as it was about Iraqi WMDs, and that recruiters’ difficulties in recent years are not due to schools’ policies, but rather to the low unemployment rate and the unpopularity of participating in endless brutal wars that serve no clear purpose, increase hostility toward the United States, and leave participants at heightened risk of death, physical injury, brain damage, PTSD, moral injury, violent crime, homelessness, and suicide. [more]

    Strong shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines

    Landslide caused by heavy rainfall kills 17 in southwestern Colombia

    The worst April storm seen in 73 years hits the Costa Blanca, Spain

    Since Thursday, the Costa Blanca has been hit by the largest April storm in 73 years bringing winds of up to 100 km/h and flash floods all along the eastern coast. [more]

    Nearly half of honey tested contains mostly rice syrup, wheat syrup or sugar beet syrup

    Honey makers are secretly "watering" down their honey with cheap syrups that have been impossible to detect until now.

    Buying brands labeled organic increased chances of it being real honey. The lab found 71% of brands labeled organic were pollen-rich. [more]

  3. News Links, April 22, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    System D: 2.5 Billion People Can't Be Wrong
    If the black market were a country, it would have the world's second largest GDP, second only to the US ($19.3 trillion).
    As the global economy continues to deteriorate, we'll be seeing many more people relying on System D. -- RF

    The World Economy Is A Pyramid Scheme, Steven Chu Says

    List of 24 Points Pressing Hard toward Recession

    Maximum vulnerability: China (and the world) are still in big trouble

    The Eurozone Slowdown Is Worse Than The Global One

    Threat of Contagion to Eurozone from Spanish Banks' Huge Bet on Emerging Markets: UBS

    U.S. homebuilding near two-year low; permits extend decline

    Uber and Lyft drivers say apps are short-changing wages while raising fares

    Uber raised $1 billion for self-driving cars because it desperately needs the money

    Technological shortcomings continue to haunt the banking sector

    Americans Aren't Buying Into The Elites' Cashless Utopia

    Climate change behind dangerous air turbulence for airlines

    Boeing's Dreamliner jet is now facing claims of manufacturing issues

    Rumors of War: Washington Is Looking for a Fight

    Mike Pompeo Is Setting the Stage for War With Iran

    U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with IRGC

    Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli

    North Korea's Former UN Ambassador Tries To Undermine Peace Talks [i guess that's what they're there for]

    Thought Police: US, Israel Increasingly Banning & Deporting Ideological Enemies

    Who Are the Real Terrorists in the Mideast? [guess]

    Middle East Resistance Is Stiffening

    Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela?

    Surge in child refugees in Calais as conditions reach 'breaking point' [some of the children look to be over 20]

    Shale Stock Loses 99% Of Its Value: Investor Warning For The Future Of The Industry?

    Chevron and Exxon Say They Can Turn Around the Failed Finances of Fracking Industry

    The Undeniable Signs Of A Shale Slowdown

    Permian Oil Now Selling At A Discount

    Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

    Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

    The Blue Ocean Event and Collapsing Ecosystems

    Battle to save frogs from global killer disease

    Emissions from thawing Arctic permafrost may be 12 times higher than thought, scientists say [Black Bear News notes it]

    Pompeo: "I Was The CIA Director - We Lied, We Cheated, We Stole" [Christian values]

    Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them.

    Mueller Investigation Ends With Total Vindication of Trump, But Democrats Will Press On: Wikileaks Saves Trump?

    Mueller report confirms Trump team meddled in Egypt's UN resolution on Israeli settlements

    Bad bots now make up 20 percent of web traffic

    FBI's Facial Recognition Programs Under Fire Over Privacy, Accuracy Concerns

    NYT: The Tables Have Turned -- Time To Investigate The FBI, Steele And The Rest Of The 'Witch Hunters'

    Justice Dept Keeping Details of Assange Case Secret

    Debunking All The Assange Smears

    UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims

    Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange (video)

    Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation [1st part we knew]

    Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You

    Officials: Trump Admin's New Iran Report Skewed, Intended to Justify Military Action

    How Empires Fall: Moral Decay

    Federal Government's Financial Condition Worsened by $4.5 Trillion in 2018

    Making American Schools Less Great Again — A Lesson in Educational Nihilism on a Grand Scale

    Housing Slump Accelerates

    Homeless People Descending On San Francisco Airport For Temporary Shelter

    Two-thirds of American CFOs predict a recession by the summer of 2020, survey finds

    US Love Affair With Cars Nearly Finished

  4. Parked Tesla Model S smokes then explodes in coastal Shanghai...

  5. He finally did it!! Paul Beckwith has a video up regarding H2S today.

  6. He did a good job. I wasn't expecting it to stop when it did though, and leave me hanging for Part 2. Now I gotta wait for the sequel!

    I'm not sure that he sees the danger as it already is, today. But it looks like he understands that it COULD be a danger, and HAS been a danger in Earth's past. That leap, from 'could' to 'is' appears to be too big a leap for most people for some reason, probably because they expect that the government would tell them or something like that.

  7. Oh, here's the link:

    1. I was just about to provide the link because I didn't do it myself. His Part 2 is just now up by the way:

      He's a real stickler for keeping his vids at 15 minutes.

    2. After watching both parts I am happy with his presentation. I wasn't expecting him to say anything dire about our present situation with H2S, so he didn't disappoint. Paul is a true scientist so he is conservative by nature. He asked me for articles and I noticed that he used just one of them. The one from Orange County, CA. I don't think he's convinced that the people dropping dead worldwide are doing so because of H2S. Either that or he just doesn't want to quite "go there" at this time. Or the spontaneous fires either.

      But he did discuss it so the collective doomosphere will at least think about H2S for more than a second at least.

    3. Yeah, I get it. Could be that most people will require a shocking in-their-faces incident to wake them up. I had mine - a strange smell in the middle of the night followed by a flock of birds dropping dead from the sky and their corpses smashing into my neighbor's garage roof. And then after my 911 call, a street sweeper mysteriously showing up and cleaning everything up at 3 AM. Strange smell, gas. Birds dropping dead, poison in the atmosphere. Street sweeper mysteriously eradicating all evidence before daybreak, government coverup. That was enough for me.

      And in seven years, nobody's been able to DISPROVE JJFH. As a hypothesis, it stands as strong - or stronger - as it ever did. I'll grant you that not all things that are hard to disprove are reflective of reality, but it is also true that anything that IS reflective of reality is IMPOSSIBLE to disprove.

    4. Of course I also sent him the link to this blog and to the Hypothesis page in particular. He never made a comment on it. Nuthin'. Nada.

      That does mean that he didn't try to discount or disprove it. No disparaging words. I take his silence toward JJFH as an acknowledgement actually.

    5. I'll take it that way too. I bet he found it scarily plausible at the very least.

  8. Great stuff - i'm watching it now.

  9. i watched both parts. i'm underwhelmed. i left a comment telling him to look here for more information.

    Jonny - YOU should do a video! C'mon man, you could explain this stuff WAY better than some clueless physicist. Shit - if Scribbler can do it . ..

    just a thought

    Floods kill one person and force 1,500 from their homes in Quebec province

    Large gorsefire breaks out in County Donegal, Ireland

    2 dead, 1,800 evacuated after floods in Chaco Province, Argentina - almost a foot of rain in a few hours

    At least 8 killed as strong shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines - UPDATES

    AFP reporters in the capital city Manila said central offices were evacuated and buildings were shaking.

    [Update] The latest report by Reuters via The Star has at least 8 now dead [more incl. video]

    [hey, how about a big serving of FUCK YOU?]

    New trial evidence suggests government colluded with Monsanto

    As part of the 3rd cancer trial facing Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG), new emails were released that showed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials may have colluded with Monsanto to help slow the release of the dangers of the pesticide from the public.

    In early 2015, the government agency seems to have started working in conjunction with Monsanto to stall toxicology tests on glyphosate (the main ingredient in RoundUp) conducted by a unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    [more; and the government is prosecuting ASSANGE?!]

    This isn't the first time that the EPA may have thwarted efforts to keep the public safe from toxic glyphosate and other harmful pesticides. An earlier court case against Monsanto revealed evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency knew glyphosate was a probable carcinogen nearly thirty-five years ago but approved it for use anyway. [more]

    1. Well lets all reflect on who proposed the formation of the EPA.....let's see....who was it...ah! Richard M. Nixon. Yep that champion of the environment. Bwahahahaha...

      He created it by Executive Order the same year as the first Earth Day. 1970. The year that is recognized as the start of the modern environmental movement.

      Why did Tricky Dick start the EPA? Politics is the short answer. He was acknowledging the mass concern for the environment. But did he give a shit really? Doubtful. I think the EPA was never intended to do much real good. I think he signed it into existence with a wink and a nod to industry. It was "boob bait" for the "environmental bubbas", to paraphrase that great saying of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Occasionally the EPA has done some real good when headed by someone who truly did care, such as Carol Browner. But overall it has been pretty ineffective and even complicit with corporate chemical evil.