Thursday, October 17, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-16

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

2019-10-16 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (Virginia):

2019-10-16 - RV goes up in flames and kills woman while parked at campground between Dooms and Crimora (Virginia):

Quote: "Calls came in around 10:20 a.m. for a camper on fire at the North 340 Campground, which is just off Rt. 340 (Eastside Highway) between Dooms and Crimora. Multiple crews from around the Valley responded to the area and got the fire under control by about 11 a.m. But by that point, much of the 2008 Newmar recreational vehicle (RV) was already gone."

Note: This is the 367th RV to burn in 2019, and this is the 8th deadly RV fire in 2019...

2019-10-16 - Tire recycling center erupts in flame at 3 AM near Kaunas (Lithuania):

2019-10-16 - At least 20 heavy trucks go up in flames while parked at business in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2019-10-16 - Leading solar car bursts into flame during World Solar Challenge race, near Mambray Creek (Australia):

Note: Solar cars aren't so green when they go up in flames!

2019-10-16 - Air quality deteriorates despite new measures in New Delhi (India):

2019-10-16 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes the island of Mindanao (Philippine Islands), fatalities and injuries reported:

2019-10-16 - Wildfire breaks out southeast of Ridgway (Colorado):

2019-10-16 - Boat bursts into flame in Owen Sound (Canada):

Note: This is the 875th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-16 - At least two transit buses destroyed by fire while parked at facility in Umlazi (South Africa), near the coast:

Note: These are the 515th and 516th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-10-16 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on US 54 in Texas County near Guymon (Oklahoma):

2019-10-16 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at construction site in Gilbert (Arizona):

2019-10-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked in parking lot near Napa County Airport in Napa (California):

2019-10-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-41/94 in Caledonia (Wisconsin):

2019-10-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM on the Northern Expressway in coastal Adelaide (Australia), many chickens killed:

Note: These are the 1855th, 1856th, 1857th, 1858th and 1859th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-16 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on County Highway S in the Town of Alma (Wisconsin):

2019-10-16 - Car bursts into flame just after 5 AM on US 101 near Arroyo Grande (California), separate crash 45 minutes later too:

2019-10-16 - Car bursts into flame near Pegg Road and West Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park (Maryland):

2019-10-16 - Car bursts into flame on the A1198 near Caxton Gibbet (Britain):

2019-10-16 - Car bursts into flame on the A19 near York (Britain):

Quote: "A19 Shipton by Benningborough – Time of call 1159 Crews from York responded to a car fire on the A19, crews used 2 breathing apperatus, 2 hose reels and an environmental grab bag to extinguish."

2019-10-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 near coastal Naples (Florida):

2019-10-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-91 in Middletown (Connecticut):

2019-10-16 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at campground outside Branson (Missouri):

2019-10-16 - Food trailer bursts into flame at 1:40 AM in Kennett (Missouri):

2019-10-16 - Food trailer bursts into flame on Donald Preston Drive in Wolfforth (Texas):

2019-10-16 - Two vehicles and two homes destroyed by fire at 5 AM on County Road 19 in Ameliasburgh (Canada):

Quote: "Callers to our newsroom reported two vehicles were also ablaze and 'one had blown up.'"

2019-10-16 - Barn destroyed by fire on Huron Road in Wilmot Township (Canada):

2019-10-16 - Barn goes up in flames in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (Britain):

2019-10-16 - Storage facility damaged by fire at 7 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-10-16 - Church destroyed by fire at 4:40 AM in Van Zandt County west of Canton (Texas):

2019-10-16 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire just after 12:20 AM on Samoa Street in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 2 injured:

2019-10-16 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Anthony Road in Burlington (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-10-16 - Home damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Kingview Drive in Nashville (Tennessee), 7 injured:

2019-10-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Eleanor Street in Gladewater (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-10-16 - Home destroyed by fire on Cherry Drive in Hazel Green (Alabama):

2019-10-16 - Two homes damaged by fire in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-10-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at East 42nd Avenue and North Post Road in Lawrence (Indiana):

2019-10-16 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on Central Park Avenue in coastal Yonkers (New York):

2019-10-16 - Man, 73, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

Quote: "A 73 year old Icelander has been found dead in a hotel pool in Pattaya last night on his birthday."

2019-10-16 - College student, man, drops dead in dorm room at the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff (Arkansas):

2019-10-16 - Man, 83, dies while freediving in coastal Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii):

Quote: "An 83-year-old male freediver who was found unresponsive in about 8 feet of water this afternoon off of Heeia Kea Pier in Kaneohe Bay was pronounced dead at the scene, Emergency Medical Services said."

2019-10-16 - Man, 71, goes hunting, falls out of tree stand and dies, in Grand Traverse County (Michigan), possible toppler:

2019-10-16 - Man, 26, found dead in the Trinity River in Fort Worth (Texas):

2019-10-16 - Woman, 31, found dead in parking garage in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-10-16 - Man found dead outdoors in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2019-10-16 - Man, 53, found dead in SUV in Childersburg (Alabama):

2019-10-16 - Woman, 74, drops dead near Hoag Road in the Town of Harmony (New York):

2019-10-16 - Man has 'medical incident' and dies on Lower Castle Street in Bristol (Britain):

2019-10-16 - Woman, 22, rugby player, found dead in the River Taff near Trelewis (Britain):

2019-10-16 - Child drops dead at home in coastal Sidmouth (Britain):

2019-10-16 - Man in his 20s has 'medical issue' in the wee hours, SUV crashes onto train tracks, near Farmington (Utah), state trooper saves him:

Quote: "The driver, who was not identified, is safe and with his family now, Correa said. He had an unknown medical issue prior to the crash, according to Correa."

Note: Whew, that was close. Trooper dragged him out just a second or two before a train hit the SUV...

2019-10-16 - Man has 'medical issue' before 12:30 AM, car crashes, in Springfield Gardens area in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man died of his injuries on Wednesday morning after an apparent medical issue caused him to lose control of his car in Springfield Gardens."

2019-10-16 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-10-16 - Plane makes emergency landing at airport in Harrison County (West Virginia):

2019-10-16 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near Obeid (Sudan), 21 killed, 29 injured:

2019-10-16 - Charter bus and tractor collide, fire erupts, near Medina (Saudi Arabia), 35 killed, 4 injured:

2019-10-16 - Passenger bus crashes into tree on Via Cassia in Rome (Italy), 14 injured:

2019-10-16 - Tanker truck's brakes fail, truck crashes, bursts into flame, fire spreads to 6 buildings, in Onitsha (Nigeria):

2019-10-16 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-10 near Chiriaco Summit (California), 1 injured:

2019-10-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-80 near Colfax (California), 1 injured:

2019-10-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-16 in Macon (Georgia):

2019-10-16 - Van overturns on Route 1 in New Garden Township (Pennsylvania), 3 killed, 8 injured:

2019-10-16 - SUV crashes into McDonald's in Hastings (Nebraska), 1 injured:

2019-10-16 - SUV overturns, bursts into flame, on Loop 820 in Fort Worth (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-10-16 - Car veers off road, crashes into tractor trailer, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Allegheny Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-10-16 - Sinkhole opens on street in Manchester (Britain):

2019-10-16 - Water main breaks, sinkhole traps SUV, in Miami Gardens (Florida):

2019-10-16 - Lightning strike kills boy at beach in Zikim (Israel):,7340,L-5608388,00.html

2019-10-16 - Powerful tornado rips through Arles (France):

2019-10-16 - Rare disease that spreads from animals to humans, leptospirosis, reported in dogs in Utah and Oklahoma:

2019-10-16 - Antarctica is still releasing radiation from Cold War nuclear tests:

2019-10-16 - One third of world's young children are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems:

2019-10-16 - Farm and renewable fuel groups angered by EPA plan to boost ethanol, biodiesel market:

2019-10-16 - Marijuana legalization picks up the pace in the US as Pennsylvania introduces legalization bill:

2019-10-16 - You might want to skip cleaning up leaves this fall, here's why:

Note: Sounds good and I don't even need a reason!


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone - we made it through another week!

    Yesterday we had almost gale force winds, today it's calm. Nothing like New England area though, that saw like 70 mph wind and tons of rain.

    Two years after California wildfires, survivors poised to lose housing funds – Dealing with insurance companies is “the disaster after the disaster”

    Two years ago, they lost everything – their homes, baby photos, family heirlooms, keepsakes, jewelry, mementos – in a flurry of wildfires that ripped through California’s wine country.

    Now, on the second anniversary of these fires that killed 44 and destroyed thousands of buildings, survivors are poised to lose the insurance coverage that allowed them to pay for temporary housing while they waited out the rebuilding process of their new homes.

    Under California law, insurance companies are required to provide coverage for additional living expenses, such as rent or a hotel room, for at least 24 months after a state of emergency. But for the survivors of the 2017 wildfires, two years was barely enough time to begin rebuilding. [more]

    [as i've said before, the insurance industry is just another legal scam]

    Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor

    A major California fault [Garlock fault] capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year’s Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study released in the journal Science on Thursday. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Prescribed fire in Larimer County, Colorado escapes; evacuations ordered

    The Elk Fire is 6 miles southeast of Red Feather Lakes [more]

    2I/Borisov is 'mythical, never-before-seen real interstellar comet' says scientists

    The first of those objects was seen two years ago, when scientists saw 'Oumuamua, and confirmed that such interstellar objects exist. Since then, they have been watching in hope of seeing another interstellar visitor.

    Astronomers now know that 2I/Borisov is the second such alien visitor ever seen - and the first of its kind, a comet sailing through our solar system from another place entirely. [more]

    What's causing record rates of STDs? [uhm . . SEX?]

    The combined number of cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 2.4 million cases of the three sexually transmitted diseases were reported last year, an increase of more than 100,000 from the previous year.

    Those figures include an alarming increase in congenital syphilis, which occurs when an infected mother passes the disease to her baby during pregnancy. Congenital syphilis led to 94 newborn deaths in 2018, the CDC said.

    The CDC pointed to "deteriorating public health infrastructure" and "lack of access to health care" as major sources of the increase. A Trump administration policy that blocked certain health clinics from receiving federal money and rerouted some of those funds to religious health centers has been the target of specific criticism. [more]

    Bizarre: Pigs attack, kills septuagenarian sleeping in shed in Telangana, India

    The senior citizen died of heavy bleeding after three to four pigs indiscriminately attacked him. [more]

    [more later]

  3. The older i get, the more i realize how wrong all our actions are. Weeding, having a lawn to begin with, and mowing it regularly are HUGE wastes of time and resources, but more importantly it damages the habitat for the local wildlife and birds! Bunnies (and groundhogs) eat the weeds! (Who knew?) Bees use the clover in the grass (unless you spray chemicals on your lawn - worst thing you can do, as it gets into the ground water) and other creatures (box turtles, chipmunks, etc. use the higher grass for cover from predators). i'd like to permanently stop doing this silly "yard work," but for social reasons cannot - so i do it as sporadically as i can.

    Friday, 18 October 2019
    Part 3 of Project Veritas expose of CNN

    "It's All Just A Bunch Of Bull*hit": CNN Manager Laments Network's Decay On Hidden Camera

    In the third day undercover CNN footage obtained by an undercover insider for Project Veritas, Field Ops manager Patrick Davis painfully admits admits that the network he's devoted his career to has become 'just awful' under the leadership of CEO Jeff Zucker.

    "…I hate seeing what we were and what we could be and what we’ve become. It’s just awful…I mean, we could be so much better than what we are… And the buck stops with him (Zucker)," said Davis, who has been with the network at least 15 years.
    "I haven’t listened to a 9AM call in about 15 years. I just stopped," he added. "Just, I can’t listen to it. It’s all bullshit. It’s all just a bunch of bullshit. And I wish that wasn’t the case."
    "You learn it in journalism school, we're supposed to be middle of the road," Davis continues. "Now it's just infotainment is all it's become. There is no true media outlet."
    "Even though we're totally left leaning ... we don't wanna admit it," admits Davis. [more]

    "No Methane Whatsoever"
    This is a perfect riposte to the ridiculous denial from Carolyn Ruppell and Yale.

    Yale University goes out of its way to say Nothing To See Here! on Permafrost

    Comment: Any thawing of sediments under a rapidly warming ocean containing hundreds of gigatons of a highly potent greenhouse gas is of course a potential threat to human agriculture & civilisation, and cautioning about these emissions by our planet itself seems, if anything, highly appropriate. This is something we need to know about, and Yale University ought to look closer at its own university shield, which in English has the motto “Light and Truth”. Yale shouldn’t take it upon themselves to spread Darkness and Lies, so should praise any and all information campaigns about these very important issues instead of trying to quell them. [more]

    2 critically hurt, high school swim team OK after plane overshoots runway: Report

    A twin-engine Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Unalaska Island overshot the runway and stopped just short of plunging into the waters of the bay Thursday evening.

    Two aboard were critically hurt and 10 others were treated for injuries, according to reports -- but members of a high school swim team aboard the flight were said to be OK following the harrowing incident.

    Freelance photographer Jim Paulin, who witnessed the accident, told the Associated Press that the plane appeared to have been forced beyond its planned landing area by high winds that the area had been experiencing lately. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. Before temperatures plunge next week, drenching storms will soak the central US this weekend

    Temperatures will tumble in the central United States behind a storm set to bring rain and locally severe thunderstorms from Sunday into Monday. [more]

    November to feature rare astronomical event that won't occur again until 2032

    A rare astronomical alignment known as a Mercury Transit will occur on Monday, Nov. 11, and will be visible across almost all of North America, South America, Europe, Africa and western Asia from 7:35 a.m. EST to 1:04 p.m. EST.

    Similar to a solar eclipse, a transit is when a planet passes directly between the Earth and the sun. Transits are rare and only occur about 13 times every 100 years, with the next one not happening until Nov. 13, 2032. [more; need special glasses or a solar filter to view]

    Tropical storm barrels toward Florida [~ 1 min. weather spot]

    The storm is expected to bring high winds, heavy rain and possible flooding as it takes aim at the Gulf Coast. [more]

    Weather Service winter forecast: A bit warmer, but chaotic

    Expect big swings in weather this winter, government forecasters say.

    The National Weather Service says the large global forces that help drive broad patterns of winter weather are weak, which often makes for more dramatic changes in local weather every few weeks.

    It also makes it harder to forecast.

    "This is not one of our most confident forecasts," said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the service's Climate Prediction Center.

    The government predicts there is a slight chance it will be warmer than normal in most of the United States and no place will be colder than normal for December through February. [more]

    [next part follows]

  5. [maybe send this guy an invite to read JJFH?]
    Chicago's top cop found lying in car; requests investigation

    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked the city's police department to conduct an internal investigation on himself Thursday after he was found lying down in a car.

    A passerby found Johnson early Thursday in a car parked near a stop sign and called 911. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement that Johnson indicated he parked his car after feeling lightheaded. Officers checked on Johnson's well-being and didn't observe any signs of impairment.

    Johnson drove himself to his home nearby.

    "There were no charges of intoxication, no information of intoxication as far as I know," Guglielmi said.

    Guglielmi says Johnson requested the investigation because he believes officers and the superintendent "ought to be held to the highest standard."

    "So what that means is they're going to interview the officers, they're going to look at all available evidence just to make sure that this is above-board and happened as described," Guglielmi said. [more]

    Rick Perry Officially Notifies Trump Of His Resignation

    “We have the man ... that we’re going to be putting in Rick’s place,” Trump said, according to video by The Hill. [more]

    Missing Bucks County hiker found dead in embankment [~ 1.6 min. news spot]

    A hiker from Bucks County who went missing almost a week ago while on the Appalachian Trail has been found dead, Pennsylvania State Police said.

    Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe

    [you call THIS intelligent? We RUINED the PLANET!]

    [catching up on missing comment mtl]
    Northeast Bomb Cyclone Leaves More Than 500,000 Without Power

    A powerful northeast “bomb cyclone” has caused power outages — from New York to Maine — that have affected more than 500,000 customers as of Thursday morning. [more]

  6. [some news headlines from Rice Farmer to finish out the week]

    News Links, October 18, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Oops: IMF Admits Policy It Was Pushing For Years Has Led World To Edge Of Disaster

    World Dollar Liquidity Crashes as Does Marginal Utility of Debt

    China, Russia, BRICS and Now UAE: Everybody Wants A Gold Trading Platform!

    'Addiction' to cheap money will do 'tremendous damage' to the global economy

    India's Ingenious Way Around U.S. Oil Sanctions

    Southwest delays return of its Boeing 737 MAX jets to February

    Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

    Kashagan: Mammoth Oil Field Hit Hard By Unplanned Production Cuts

    Solar Power Is Renewable, but Is It Recyclable?

    Electric Vehicle Adoption Overshadowed By SUV Boom

    U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' About Untrackable China Ships Carrying Iran Oil
    The lesson here is that no one country can control the entire world. And that's a good thing. -- RF

    Keep nuclear in the energy mix to tackle climate change: IEA's Birol
    Birol needs to have his head examined. -- RF

    Global Water Crisis

    Indigenous farming practices failing as climate change disrupts seasons

    Trump administration proposes increasing logging in Tongass National Forest

    'The smell will knock you off your feet': mass mussel die-offs baffle scientists

    Air pollution killed 400,000 in Europe, environmental study says

    The robot invasion has begun: Meet the computer-generated influencers taking over Instagram

    The US nuclear forces' Dr. Strangelove-era messaging system finally got rid of its floppy disks

    Assange subjected to torture & violations of due process rights – UN envoy

    Why De growth is Essential: A Rejection of Left Ecomodernists Phillips, Sharzer, Bastini, and Parenti.
    Ecomodernism is just looking at the failing industrial system through green-colored glasses. -- RF

    The Age of Radical Evil (Chris Hedges)

    Economic Decay Leads to Social and Political Decay

    Catastrophic disasters could hit millions of Americans in the coming years. What can the Army National Guard do?
    They are planning for earthquakes, but there is a far greater (virtually 100%) probability of financial collapse, triggering the collapse of regional economies, societies, and of course industrial civilization itself. Most people will never get any help at all. -- RF

    Typhoon Hagibis [death toll] rises to 73; 14 unaccounted for in Japan

    Venomous ants likely take root in Japan, could spread: research body

    Extinction Rebellion protests: Climate activists win go-ahead to mount legal action against Metropolitan Police

    Little progress made in tackling air pollution in Europe, research says

    Consumer Spending Unexpectedly Cools In September

    CEO of the largest US trucking company predicts 'difficult' quarter for transport industry

    Biggest US cities losing hundreds of workers every day, and even more should be fleeing

    IRS: Sorry, but It's Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

    U.S. hardwood industry disintegrates from trade war with China

    GM deal with UAW includes closing three US plants, $11,000 'ratification' bonuses

    US Industrial Production Shrinks YoY For First Time Since Trump Elected

    America 2020 Through 2040...The Era Of The 80+ Year-Old
    [they don't even see the collapse coming!]

  7. A unique, newly discovered fungus may offer an opioid alternative

    They are searching for drugs that will treat chronic pain in the same way as opioids but are less likely to harm health or lead to misuse.

    A novel discovery by researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia — in collaboration with colleagues from other academic institutions — may, in the future, lead to the development of one such potent alternative.

    The team found an unknown species of the fungus Penicillium in an estuary in the Huon Valley in Tasmania. The researchers showed that this fungus contained a set of molecules called "tetrapeptides," which are amino acids.

    These molecules had a unique structure that emulates the shape of endomorphins, which are natural opioid chemical messengers that help deliver pain relief.

    The team notes that these new fungus-derived tetrapeptides have the potential to cause fewer side effects than regular opioids, while still delivering effective pain relief. [more]

    Heavy rains trigger floods in Ivory Coast

    Since Friday heavy rains have killed five people and an extensive damage to properties and businesses. [more]

    28 killed in floods after 8 days of torrential rain in north-eastern Ghana

    Family of 4 killed by landslide due to ongoing heavy rains in Kenya

    State of Emergency: Vital oil pipeline shuttered by snow storms in Canada

    TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, has declared force majeure on the Keystone oil pipeline after a snow storm in Manitoba disrupted operations, Reuters reports, citing a confirmation from the pipeline operator.

    "Due to the recent storm in Manitoba over the weekend, we did declare force majeure as the province declared a state of emergency. We are currently operating at reduced flows," a spokesperson for TC Energy told Reuters in a statement.

    The Keystone pipeline has a capacity to carry 590,000 bpd of Canadian crude to the United States refineries. While it is unclear exactly how much TC Energy had reduced the flow of oil through the pipeline, but Western Canadian Select was down on the news, extending a losing streak.

    The Keystone pipeline is one of the few vital outlets for Canadian crude and any disruption in its operation is bound to affect prices sharply due to the lack of alternative outlets.
    [more; no wonder gas just went up 10 cents overnight here!]

    [next part below]

  8. Fukushima area flood water reached as high as 75 feet, (23 metres) and mudslides hit 150 locations with more heavy rain forecast in the coming days

    Less than a week after being hit by the worst typhoon in decades, Japan was bracing on Thursday for a secondary disaster. Heavy rain was forecast to hit already-inundated areas in the coming days. Officials said additional precipitation could destabilize storm walls along swollen rivers and trigger more landslides, with recovery efforts barely underway and a full picture of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Hagibis just starting to emerge. [more]

    Jane Fonda arrested again at climate change protest; Sam Waterston also arrested

    Winter forecast: Dry or wet winter? [~ 1.3 min. forecast]

    Hillary Clinton Claims Russians ‘Grooming’ Tulsi Gabbard as Third-Party Candidate [~ 2.5 min. response]

    [well, let's look at YOU, Mrs. Clinton - let's start with your bullshit FOUNDATION, eh?]

    Sacha Baron Cohen Nails The Problem With Zuckerberg's Freedom Of Expression Defense

    Sacha Baron Cohen used a metaphor involving a restaurant owner and neo-Nazis to tear into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s claim that the social media platform champions freedom of expression.

    “If he owned a fancy restaurant and 4 neo-Nazis came goose-stepping into the dining room and were talking loudly about wanting to kill ‘Jewish scum,’ would he serve them an elegant eight-course meal? Or would tell them to get the f**k out of his restaurant? It’s the same thing,” added the “Borat” star. [more; incl. ~ 80 sec. news report]

    Trial set in New York on Exxon's climate statements

    Charges that Exxon Mobil misled investors on the financial risks of climate change will be heard in court this month after a New York judge gave the green light for a trial. [more]

    [as restitution, we want our planet back!]