Thursday, October 10, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-09

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

2019-10-09 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "Southwest flight No. 1291 from Chicago to Providence, R.I., was diverted to Buffalo Niagara at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday due to reports of smoke in the cockpit, officials said."

Note: This is the 122nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-09 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):

2019-10-09 - Auto dealership and two cars destroyed by fire in Port Jervis (New York):

2019-10-09 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in coastal Weymouth (Massachusetts):

2019-10-09 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Ladson (South Carolina):

2019-10-09 - Bubble wrap business destroyed by massive blaze in Kentland (Indiana):

Quote: "The company makes bubble wrap, packing peanuts, packing foam, and packing paper, according to their website."

Quote: "This building is over 44,000 square feet. Fire officials say it’s a total loss."

Note: And that's a wrap!

2019-10-09 - Tablet computer bursts into flame and burns two children in car at supermarket in Kuopio (Finland):

2019-10-09 - The 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions:

2019-10-09 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM while docked at marina on coastal Hayling Island (Britain):

Note: These are the 857th and 858th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-09 - School bus bursts into flame at school in Durant (Oklahoma):

Quote: "A Durant school bus caught fire Wednesday morning while dropping students off at school."

Note: This is the 140th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 492nd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-10-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, near Gall Road in Waterloo (Illinois):

2019-10-09 - Semi tractor bursts into flame and explodes while parked at business in Parkland (Washington):

Quote: "Firefighters extinguished a fully involved and exploding semi-truck in Parkland on Wednesday afternoon. The building it was parked next to emerged from the flames unscathed, firefighters said."

2019-10-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A5 in Shrewsbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 1823rd, 1824th and 1825th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-09 - FedEx box truck bursts into flame on Highway 59 in Plainfield (Illinois):

2019-10-09 - Two RVs and home destroyed by explosion and fire in Truth or Consequences (New Mexico), 1 injured:

Quote: "An explosion in Truth or Consequences has left one man seriously injured and destroyed 2 recreational vehicles and a home."

2019-10-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-70 in Ellis County near Gorham (Kansas):

2019-10-09 - RV, car, jet skis, home and garage destroyed by fire in Blum (Texas):

Quote: "Firefighters reported that the fire destroyed a home, garage, car, RV and jet skis."

Note: These are the 352nd, 353rd, 354th and 355th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-10-09 - Van bursts into flame before 3 AM on I-270 in Columbus (Ohio):

2019-10-09 - Van bursts into flame at home on Dalefords Lane in Marton (Britain):

2019-10-09 - SUV bursts into flame on I-81 near Port Dickinson (New York):

2019-10-09 - Utility truck bursts into flame along Road 761 north of Lexington (Nebraska):

2019-10-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame shortly after 7 AM while parked at home in Kimball Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The Kimball Township Fire Department was dispatched to the fire in the 4500 block of Castlewood Drive in shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Fire Chief Ed Gratz. When first responders arrived, they found a pickup truck had caught fire next to a house, Gratz said."

2019-10-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on County Road 15 near Magnolia (Arkansas):

2019-10-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on State Road 68 in Taos County (New Mexico):,59952

2019-10-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 8 in Kitchener (Canada):

2019-10-09 - Two cars go up in flames just after 5 AM while parked at home in South Salt Lake (Utah):

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Tilden Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The initial call, shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, was for the report of a vehicle fire spreading to a home at 5 Holly Drive in Tilden Township, not far from Old Route 22."

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home in coastal Beverly (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A call reporting a possible house fire at the intersection Wellman and Linden Streets in Beverly ended up being a car fire. Fire fighters responded to the call around 4 a.m. Wednesday. There was minor heat damage to the garage the car was parked next to. The car, meanwhile, was a total loss."

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours in Clarence (New York):

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 in El Paso (Texas):

2019-10-09 - Two cars destroyed by fire, three more damaged, while parked in Birkirkara on the island of Malta:

Quote: "Two cars caught fire and another three were damaged when a parked BMW went up in flames in Birkirkara early on Wednesday. The police said the parked car caught fire at 4.10am in Triq il-Girasol, on the corner with Triq F. Sommier. The fire then spread to a nearby Kia. Another three parked cars, a Peugeot, a Fiat and a Toyota, were damaged by the resulting heat."

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on Duntrune Road in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on Redlam in Blackburn (Britain):

2019-10-09 - Car bursts into flame on Church Lane in George Green (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 9 October, 5.47pm Car fire, junction of Church Lane and Uxbridge Road, George Green. One appliance and crew from Slough attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2019-10-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-81 in Augusta County (Virginia):

2019-10-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame near barn in Belfast (New York):

2019-10-09 - Vehicles and barn destroyed by huge fire near Biggersville (Mississippi):

Quote: "Multiple county fire departments battled a huge fire at a barn with vehicles inside Wednesday afternoon."

2019-10-09 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Buchanan Avenue in Sioux City (Iowa):

2019-10-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Old Route 11 in Lathrop Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-10-09 - Home damaged by basement fire in Framingham (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2019-10-09 - Home damaged by fire shortly after 1 AM on Richmond Road in St. Clair Township (Illinois):

2019-10-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Otter Way in coastal New Port Richey (Florida), 2 dogs killed:

2019-10-09 - Home destroyed by fire on East Lake Shore Drive in Culver (Indiana), 400 feet from Lake Maxinkuckee:

2019-10-09 - Rowhome complex heavily damaged by fire just before 11 PM on Highshire Court in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):

2019-10-09 - Deadly fire burns at 5:35 AM on Westgrove Court in Irmo (South Carolina):

2019-10-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Brookwood Circle in Archdale (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-10-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 4 AM on West Centennial Drive in Littleton (Colorado), 1 killed:

2019-10-09 - Deadly fire burns working men's club in coastal Morecambe (Britain), 2 killed:

2019-10-09 - Three deepwater Gray's beaked whales wash ashore dead at Cape Point (South Africa):

2019-10-09 - Firefighter, man, 33, suddenly dies at home in Carver (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2019-10-09 - Man drops dead on beach in coastal Venice (California):

Quote: "A man was found dead at Venice Beach on Wednesday morning, prompting a police investigation. Officers responded to the 600 block of Ocean Front Walk about 7 a.m. and found the deceased individual on the sand. The cause of death was not immediately known. No indications of a homicide were immediately reported."

2019-10-09 - Person found dead in the water at beach in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-10-09 - Man, 41, found dead in drainage ditch in Lumberton (North Carolina):

2019-10-09 - Man slumps over dead in car near Scotland High School in Laurinburg (North Carolina):

2019-10-09 - Man in his 50s found dead in the Black River in Watertown (New York):

2019-10-09 - Man found dead in the Chattahoochee River in Muscogee County (Georgia):

2019-10-09 - Man, 56, found dead in the Kanawha River in Charleston (West Virginia):

2019-10-09 - Man, 19, found dead in Powderhorn Lake (Texas):

2019-10-09 - Man, 53, has 'medical event' and drops dead at Walmart near Greenville (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Hempfield Township Police Chief Dave Morgan said there was no cause for alarm after a local man was pronounced dead Wednesday at the Greenville-area Walmart. According to Mercer County Coroner John Libonati, the man — Dale Hall, 53, of Hadley — died following what he described as a medical event."

2019-10-09 - Woman, 57, drops dead at home on Staples Avenue in Ridgeway (Virginia):

2019-10-09 - Man dies while hiking on Pikes Peak (Colorado):

2019-10-09 - Person goes into cardiac arrest and dies at home in coastal Clacton-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-10-09 - Man, 63, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes and overturns, near Diboll (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Their preliminary crash investigation indicates the driver of a 2018 Chevrolet pickup was traveling south when they believe he 'experienced a medical emergency.' This caused the pickup to leave the roadway and crash into the guardrail before overturning. The driver, identified as 63-year-old Stevenson McClendon, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Polk County justice of the peace. DPS also reported investigators found about 165 pounds of what they believe to be marijuana."

2019-10-09 - Small plane crashes and burns near airport in Fayette County (Tennessee), engine failure:

2019-10-09 - Tractor trailer crashes into 3 cars, fire erupts, on I-70 near Silverthorne (Colorado):

2019-10-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on I-88 near Milford (New York):

2019-10-09 - Box truck veers off road and overturns on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2019-10-09 - Pickup truck veers off road at 2:09 AM, crashes into pole, in Phenix City (Alabama), 1 killed:

2019-10-09 - Car crashes off Eagle Creek Avenue in Credit River Township (Minnesota), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities said they suspect the driver, 56-year-old Monica Ann Hill, may have suffered a medical emergency before losing control of the vehicle."

2019-10-09 - Car crashes into median, bursts into flame, on I-280 in coastal San Francisco (California):

2019-10-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole and trees, bursts into flame, on Jensen Road in Vestal (New York), 1 injured:

2019-10-09 - Car veers off road at 7 AM, crashes into tree, near coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-10-09 - Naked man runs down road on the Eastern Cape (South Africa):

2019-10-09 - Significant and potentially historic October winter storm heads to the US West and Plains:

2019-10-09 - Early snow stalls western Canadian harvest:

2019-10-09 - Rare double Gigantic Jet lightning spotted over Puerto Rico:

2019-10-09 - Seven new species appear for first time on list of world’s 25 most endangered primates:

2019-10-09 - Mysterious rash of cattle mutilations occurs in Oregon:


  1. It's totally unsuspicious that a 33 y.o. firefighter would suddenly drop dead at home, or that a middle aged man drops dead at a Walmart, or that any number of vehicle accidents happening daily are caused by people having unsuspiciously vague "medical events." Yep, it's totally normal anymore. Never any follow-up or explanation by anyone. Nothing to see here, keep moving.

    The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it

    new research shows that governments have actually increased financial support for fishing practices that decimate marine life, despite public pledges to curtail such handouts. [more]

    National Geographic Admits Billions Of People Will “Face Shortages Of Food And Clean Water” Over The Next 30 Years

    A lot of people out there don’t like when I write these kinds of articles, because they directly contradict the false narrative that humanity has an extremely bright future ahead. Sadly, the truth is that our planet and everything that lives on it is rapidly deteriorating. And I am not talking about the false environmentalism [what?] being pushed by the mainstream media, Greta Thunberg and countless well-funded NGOs. What I am talking about is the stuff that is happening right in our face. We are systematically poisoning our planet, thousands upon thousands of species are going extinct, and we are literally running out of all of our most important natural resources. There isn’t going to be enough of anything in the not too distant future. In fact, even National Geographic is admitting that up to five billion people could soon be facing “shortages of food and clean water”… [more]

    Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows

    [that should drop prices, since there's little demand]

    The world’s 50 biggest oil companies are poised to flood markets with an additional 7m barrels per day over the next decade, despite warnings from scientists that this will push global heating towards catastrophic levels.

    New research commissioned by the Guardian forecasts Shell and ExxonMobil will be among the leaders with a projected production increase of more than 35% between 2018 and 2030 – a sharper rise than over the previous 12 years. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Friday, 11 October 2019
    Erdogan: "We will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you,'"

    [from They're B A A A A CK]
    Erdogan's threat to Europe: President says he will send 3.6 MILLION refugees to the continent if Turkey's invasion of Syria is defined as an occupation, as he boasts '109 terrorists' have died

    Lavrov: Moscow will request the start of talks between Damascus and Ankara
    Russia calls for reconciliation between Syria and Turkey

    Los Angeles wildfire spreads to 4,000 acres, forcing evacuations in San Fernando Valley

    For the Most Vulnerable, California Blackouts ‘Can Be Life or Death’

    [contains this article at seemorerocks link]

    Saddleridge Fire Threatening Homes in Sylmar, CA - LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

    Saddleridge Fire IN Sylmar, CA

    The Saddleridge Fire, a new wildfire in Sylmar, California (a neighborhood of Los Angeles), is threatening to engulf homes and power lines. [more, incl. video]

    Denver CO: From 27C to 8C in 12 hours
    Denver hit 83 degrees on Wednesday afternoon. Eight hours later, it was snowing.

    What do you wear when you encounter every season within a 12-hour window? [more; carry a bag with layers of clothing!]

    [to Michael Snyder and his snide remarks about GT]
    A psychotherapist explains why some adults are reacting badly to young climate strikers

    Generally, the size of the defence mirrors the size of the fear. It may be reasonable to assume many of the people who attack Thunberg and the school strikers are terrified. It’s much easier to attack others than to look at ourselves, reflect on our own feelings and start to deal with them, like grown ups. [more]

  3. 7 more million barrels of oil burned PER DAY. Well, that will help increase global dimming, so maybe that's the 'solution', a way to prolong our existence while at the same time dooming us even more thoroughly. Burning all this crap will extinguish all human life, which will cut our carbon emissions completely. The disease is the cure!

  4. [finishing up the week with some of the RF headlines]
    News Links, October 11, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    New IMF chief Georgieva says world suffering 'synchronized slowdown'

    Denmark's $440 billion pension market sounds alarm as liabilities swell [coming to a country near you]

    Turkey Joins Russia's Ruble-Based Alternative To SWIFT

    Nearly all goods traded by U.S. and China will have tariffs by December 15

    More Black Swans Arrive As U.S. Debt Balloons $800 Billion In Two Months

    For The First Time Ever, Greece Issues Negative Yielding Debt

    Halliburton cutting 650 jobs as U.S. oilfield slowdown accelerates

    Victoria's Secret cuts 50 from headquarters staff, head of stores to step down [unemployment #'s don't reflect reality]

    American Airlines to resume flying beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX jet in January

    Boeing's 787 under pressure as Russia's Aeroflot cancels order
    Southwest, Gol ground 13 Boeing 737 NG airplanes after checks

    Cracks found on 38 of 810 Boeing 737 NG jets inspected globally

    Delta pilots received record overtime while MAX crisis hit rivals - unions

    The Inescapable Brutality of the Israeli Occupation

    Syria - Turkey Again Invades
    The YPG Kurds still have not recognized that they were simply used as mercenaries by the U.S. and that their usefulness expired.

    Senators announce outline to sanction Turkey

    Tough Sanctions May Drive Turkey Into Russia's Arms

    China, Solomon Islands sign deals under new diplomatic ties

    Israeli settlers torch Palestinian olive trees as farmers prepare harvest [nice people doing nice things . ..]

    Migrant deaths: 19,000 in Mediterranean in past 6 years

    Angry mob ties mayor to back of truck, drags him through town (Mexico) [might work on Congress!]

    Halliburton Cuts 650 Jobs in US [won't show up in phony U#'s]

    Defying Sanctions, India Will Resume Oil Imports From Venezuela

    Blue Bell recalls some Butter Crunch ice cream for possible foreign object

    Rising sea levels poisoning living trees — creating ghost forests

    Mystery oil spills blot more than 130 Brazilian beaches

    California bans controversial pesticide linked to health issues in children
    The sale of chlorpyrifos will be banned in California from Feb. 6, 2020, with growers prohibited to possess the pesticide after Dec. 31 of the same year

    Devastating Solar Storms Could Be Much More Frequent Than We Realised

    'WikiLeaks Of Covert Arms': Investigation Reveals UK Shell Companies Served As US Weapons 'Rat Line' Into Syria

    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: US heading in 'same direction as China' with online privacy

    Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have been used for advertising

    Filmmaker sheds new light on Britain's role in 1953 Iran coup

    Strip Searches and Worse: Heba al-Labadi Among Palestinians Tortured in Israeli Prisons [what would you expect?]

    Saudis Had No Intel On Iranian Oil Strikes; Mossad, Bibi Brief Defense Cabinet

    Facebook rejects Biden campaign's request to remove Trump ads containing false information

    [continued below]

  5. Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested on charges of leaking top-secret information to reporters

    Florida is scooping up huge amounts of data on schoolchildren, including security camera footage and discipline records, and researchers are worried

    Mark Zuckerberg says brain-reading wearables are coming, but certain functions may require implanted devices

    Online deepfakes double in just nine months, scaring politicians – and fooling the rest of us
    Surprise, surprise, a whopping 96 per cent of them are X-rated

    Commuting Becomes A Nightmare In Manila As Mass Transit System Breaks Down

    America 2019: Even the Wealthy Are Poorer in Everything That Matters
    The price we're paying to keep our heads above water steepens while the pay-off is dropping off a cliff.

    PG&E power outage brings lines for gas, batteries, groceries and generators

    How Low Will US Births Go?!? [to ZERO eventually]

    US curbs China officials' visas, demands end to Uighur Muslim 'repression'
    If this was really about human rights, the US would also impose sanctions on Israeli entities for the horrific repression of the Palestinians by Israel. -- RF

    Is China's Oil Shipping Fleet Going Dark? Tankers Are Turning Off Transponders

    British Government Continues to Aid Repression in Human Rights-Abusing Countries, New Data Shows [of course!]

    For first time more people are dying in UK each year than babies being born, new figures show

    The BBC reveals a shocking fact about the UK's complicity in Brazilian forest fires

    American Railroads Are Already in Recession With No End in Sight

    Job Openings Unexpectedly Decline by 123,000 [isn't reflected in unemployment #s]

    10 alarming facts about teacher pay in the United States

    'I can't afford retirement' is the main reason seniors say they continue to work

    GE's gaping pension deficit just a tiny part of a $269 billion gap
    All across corporate America, underfunded pensions have become the norm.

    Eroding profit margins will push U.S. into recession in 2020, leading forecaster says

    Bank earnings preview: The good times are coming to an end

    CBO: Navy Shipbuilding Plan Off — By $200 Billion
    The Navy would have to spend $200 billion more — a 31 percent boost each year — over the next 30 years to reach its goal of 355-ships, a sharply higher number than the $660 billion the Navy currently projects it will spend, the Congressional Budget Office says.

    Will the Clintons Destroy the Democratic Party? [already done]

    A Road to Hell Paved with Bad Intentions
    If nothing else, one silver lining to Donald Trump's election is the exposure of establishment types, whether Democratic or Republican, for what they really are.

    Trump's Pipeline Plan Backfires

    Walmart Nation Continues To Bleed Jobs

    DC joins over 100 cities in changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

    PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

  6. i like the way you think, Jonny.

    Italy's Mount Etna bursts into volcanic activity

    Mount Etna's volcanic activity has increased, sending plumes of ash and smoke into the sky, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said on Friday.

    An eruption was registered at some 04:30 GMT by special cameras. The eruption included small eruptions and releases of ash. The grey smoke is currently visible over the mountain.

    Experts from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology assess the situation as stable. However, the incident resulted in a partial closure of airspace over the city of Catania. [more]

    [ 'stable' . . . a smoking volcano . .]

    Bear sightings, attacks spike due to food shortages in Niigata Prefecture, Japan

    [bear spokesperson: hey, look, when You're hungry, you kill US, so, ya know, it's only fair and all . .]

    there have been at least five bear attacks since the start of September, and authorities are urging residents to be on the alert for the animals. [more]

    Large waterspout filmed off Summerland Key, Florida

    The National Weather Service called the October 9 waterspout "truly incredible." [more]

    Dead whale shark stranded at Banten beach in Indonesia

    For two consecutive days, Banten found two dead cetaceans after being stranded on the region's beach. Monday, October 7th saw a whale shark also died at the Lebak Keusik Beach while the following day saw a bottlenose dolphin died after being stranded at Carita Beach. [more]

    Cold air waterspout filmed at Lake Pueblo, Colorado

    What a sight over Lake Pueblo today as a very well defined funnel and waterspout formed as much colder air moved over the still warm water in the lake. [more; spooky!]

    [here come the wild swings in temp.]
    Temperature drops more than 50 degrees as 'all-out blizzard' sets sights on Dakotas

    Most of the Dakotas will see 6 to 12 inches of snow, but 12 to 24 is likely — with 30 inches possible from north-central South Dakota to central and northeastern North Dakota, Accuweather predicted.

    "A significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm is expected to impact the northern Rockies into the central and northern Plains through Saturday," the National Weather Service said in a tweet. "Significant travel disruptions, power outages, and impacts to agriculture and livestock are all anticipated." [more; videos]

    Vancouver, Canada saw coldest day in 122 years

    Vancouver saw temperatures dip to a freezing -0.7°C on Oct. 10

    there hasn't been an Oct. 10 this cold on record since the records began in 1897. [more]

    [next piece follows]

  7. Meteor shower or space junk? Geologists probe mystery of fireballs over Chile

    When a barrage of fireballs recently rained down on Chile, many assumed it was a meteor shower and moved on. However, analysis has since dismissed that theory and experts are struggling to explain the unidentified falling objects.

    The mysterious, fiery phenomena crash-landed in seven locations in Dalcahue City on the Chilean island of ChiloƩ late last month. They sparked a flurry of blazes which firefighters had to scramble to extinguish.

    Initial news reports claimed that the fireballs were likely a meteor shower, however an analysis by geologists from Chile's National Geology and Mining Service has since found that none of the seven crash sites contained any traces of meteorite.

    With meteors now ruled out, those in the know suggest space junk is the most likely explanation for the curious crash landings, however officials say they'll be carrying out further testing at the sites in a bid to determine what exactly fell from the sky on that curious evening.

    We wait with bated breath for the geologists' report, which will be released later this month. [more; no "we" pal, Your breath smells like bait!]

    California mayor blames regulators for PG&E's electricity problems and blackouts [~ 6.5 min. video]

    Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan could be as big as one that killed 1,200 in 1958, forecasters warn

    The typhoon set to batter Japan at the weekend could be as strong as one that hit the country 40 years ago, leaving more than 1,200 people dead. [more]

    Chemtrail Truthers Are Coming After Greta Thunberg

    They believe human actions are changing the environment. They believe we need to take urgent action to save the planet for future generations. So why do so many chemtrail conspiracy theorists think climate change is a big hoax?

    For weeks, attacks on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been the most popular posts on the most popular Facebook page for the chemtrail conspiracy theory. At nearly 183,000 members, the page is a stronghold for people who believe the government or other agencies are spraying chemicals out of planes for nefarious purposes (perhaps mind control, perhaps weather control, depending on which believer you ask). And as Thunberg and American school children rally for climate action, they’re becoming a favorite target of the conspiracy crowd. [more]

    Flood alerts issued on East Coast as nor’easter approaches [1 min. ABC weather update; we could use it]