Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-28

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

2019-10-28 - Unknown odor sickens as many as 20 people at office building in Niskayuna (New York):

Quote: "Crews responded to a HAZMAT situation at an office building on Balltown Road in Niskayuna Monday. There were initial reports of an unknown odor, but HAZMAT crews are unsure of what caused several people to get sick. Officials estimate as many as 20 people at the Capital District Disabled and Special Needs and Services building came down with symptoms of vomiting, scratchy throat, coughing and itchy eyes."

2019-10-28 - Wildfire breaks out just before 2 AM and sends LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger fleeing in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-10-28 - Wildfire grows to 73,324 acres east of Geyserville (California), 123 structures destroyed:

Quote: "At a news conference Monday night, officials announced the Kincade Fire has spread to 73,324 acres and is 15 percent contained. Of the 123 structures destroyed, CAL FIRE says 57 are homes. Of the 20 structures damaged, officials say 12 are homes."

2019-10-28 - Wildfire burns 2,300 acres in coastal Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (California):

2019-10-28 - Auto-updating fire map of Sonoma County and all of California:

2019-10-28 - Mysterious explosion at 11 PM alarms people in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame just before 3 AM while parked between two triple-decker homes, fire spreads, both homes heavily damaged, in Somerville (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Twenty-six people were forced out into the street in Somerville early Monday morning after a car fire spread to two homes, gutting both of them. Fire Chief Charles Breen said a car parked between two multi-family houses on Jackson Road caught fire just before 3 a.m. and flames quickly spread to both buildings."

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, on Dupont Avenue NE in Hector (Minnesota):

Quote: "A vehicle fire spread to burn down a house in Hector Monday morning."

2019-10-28 - Auto parts business explodes into flame in Alliance (Ohio):

2019-10-28 - Four boats, 3 vehicles and 27 storage units go up in flames at boat storage facility in coastal League City (Texas):

Quote: "About three vehicles, four boats and 27 storage units sustained smoke or fire damage, officials said. The damage is estimated at about $1.3 million. Investigators believe an electrical malfunction in the center console of a boat being stored at the facility caused the fire, officials said."

Note: These are the 893rd, 894th, 895th and 896th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-28 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on London Road in Stony Stratford (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 28 October, 12.47pm Small fire in engine compartment of single-decker bus, London Road, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: This is the 533rd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-10-28 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A609 Belper Road in Stanley Common (Britain):

2019-10-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, fire truck shows up, tractor trailer hits it, another fire erupts, on I-71 in Henry County (Kentucky), 2 injured:

Quote: "According to Kentucky State Police, Campbellsburg fire responded to a semi truck on fire. As crews were working to clear the scene, another semi truck struck the fire truck, overturned it and caught fire."

2019-10-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road near the Susquehanna River in Owego (New York):

Quote: "According to 511NY.org, both lanes of traffic on 434 Westbound are closed due to a tractor-trailer fire as of 2:05 p.m. on Monday. Cleanup is in progress on 434 West near Susquehanna River Bridge Road and NY 96."

2019-10-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-81 near Winchester (Virginia):

2019-10-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on US 27 in Highlands County (Florida):

2019-10-28 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Pierce (Nebraska):

2019-10-28 - Tractor bursts into flame on 340th Street near Hartley (Iowa):

Note: These are the 1904th, 1905th, 1906th, 1907th, 1908th, 1909th and 1910th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-28 - USPS mail delivery truck bursts into flame on street in Covington (Georgia):

2019-10-28 - RV bursts into flame on I-78 in Upper Saucon Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-28 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 near Willcox (Arizona):

2019-10-28 - RV bursts into flame on Fulton Road NW in Canton (Ohio):

Note: These are the 388th, 389th and 390th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in Shakopee (Minnesota):

Quote: "When workers arrived at an auto shop in Shakopee Monday afternoon, they noticed a car inside was on fire and called for help before even going inside, said Shakopee Fire Department Assistant Chief Ryan Yttreness."

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at mall in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "Toronto Police Operations tweeted that a car was on fire in the parking lot of the mall around 12 p.m. earlier today."

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame at 5:58 AM while parked at home on Buckland Close in Netherton (Britain):

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame on Station Road in Warboys (Britain):

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Leicester (Britain):

2019-10-28 - Car bursts into flame at 2:03 AM on Meaux Lane in Routh (Britain):

Quote: "Meaux Lane, Routh. Mon 28 Oct 2019 02:03 (No:23942) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2019-10-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-70 near Vail (Colorado):

2019-10-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Corton Long Lane in coastal Lowestoft (Britain):

2019-10-28 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 11:06 PM on the M40 in Warwickshire (Britain):

2019-10-28 - Three cars and home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Chandler (Arizona):

2019-10-28 - Technical school damaged by fire on Erial Road in Blackwood (New Jersey):

Quote: "Pennco Tech is a technical school offering career training in automotive technology, medical assisting, air conditioning and heating and pharmacy technical training."

2019-10-28 - Strip mall destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM on North Riverside Drive in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2019-10-28 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire on East Murry Street at Madison Avenue in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-10-28 - Industrial warehouses heavily damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Among the units are warehouses for fashion retailer General Pants Co and a number of automotive repair businesses."

2019-10-28 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Marshfield (Wisconsin), 5+ pets killed, nobody there:

2019-10-28 - Home under construction heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM on Foster Street in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM on Jennings Avenue in Carmel (Indiana), 3 injured:

2019-10-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM on Guilford Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-10-28 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Round Lake Boulevard in Andover (Minnesota):

2019-10-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Van Alstine Road in Camillus (New York):

2019-10-28 - Threeplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-10-28 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Washington Avenue in coastal Portland (Maine):

2019-10-28 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Emerald Forest Drive in Durham (North Carolina):

2019-10-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM on Main Street in Winchester (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-10-28 - Deadly fire burns home in St. Regis (Montana), 1 killed:

2019-10-28 - Deadly fire burns home in Grosse Pointe (Michigan), 2 killed:

2019-10-28 - Hydrogen sulfide knocks man dead at pumphouse, then wife shows up and gets knocked dead too, in Ector County (Texas):

Quote: "A husband and wife died as a result of H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) gas poisoning late Saturday night, according to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say 44-year-old Jacob D. Dean responded to a call from Aghorn Energy to check a pump house located at 2216 W. 49th in Ector County. When Jacob’s wife Natalee did not hear from him in a timely manner, she went to the pump house he was working on to check on him. Reports say she took her 9-year-old and 6-year-old children in the car with her. The investigation shows she arrived on location, got out of the vehicle, left the kids in the car and walked up to the pump house where she was overtaken with the H2S gas exposure."

2019-10-28 - Two people found dead in Millwright Drive condominium in Nashua (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Investigators with the Attorney General's Office called the deaths untimely."

2019-10-28 - College student, woman, 19, found dead in dorm room at university in Bloomington (Indiana):

Quote: "Tran was found at Read Hall, IU confirmed Monday afternoon. The student’s cause of death has not yet been determined as of Tuesday morning, but foul play or self-harm was not suspected, IU said."

2019-10-28 - Woman, 66, found dead near pond at campground in coastal Quinby (Virginia):

2019-10-28 - Woman, 39, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Black Rock Beach on the island of Maui (Hawaii):

2019-10-28 - Man, 46, found dead near Northwest Lower River Road and Northwest Old Lower River Road in Vancouver (Washington), 1900 feet from the Columbia River:

2019-10-28 - Man, 35, collapses in jail cell, dies shortly later, in Winnebago County (Illinois):

2019-10-28 - Woman found dead on sidewalk outside Mercantile Center in downtown Worcester (Massachusetts):

2019-10-28 - Man, 59, found dead outside home on South Porter Street in Whitakers (North Carolina):

2019-10-28 - Man, 52, found dead near Grenada (Mississippi):

2019-10-28 - Man, 25, dies while snorkeling at coastal Poda Island (Thailand):

2019-10-28 - Man, 26, found dead in the Iruvazhinji River in Koshikode (India):

2019-10-28 - Passenger has seizure on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "One person reportedly had a seizure on board the plane."

2019-10-28 - School bus driver, man, has seizure, bus crashes into yard at home, in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "A parent, who wished to remain anonymous, told KSAT that the driver suffered a seizure and a girl on the bus pushed the emergency stop button to bring the vehicle to a halt before it crashed into the house."

2019-10-28 - Man, 59, has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into wall, in coastal Bootle (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode in this morning's accident on Linacre Road in Bootle."

2019-10-28 - Man, 62, has 'medical incident' at 4 AM, pickup truck crashes into sign, in Osceola County (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to Williams, Hibbard suffered a medical incident while driving."

2019-10-28 - Woman has 'medical emergency' shortly before 5:30 AM, car overturns and hits several parked vehicles, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities tell CBS 58 the female driver suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash."

2019-10-28 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into yard at home, in Ridgewood (New Jersey):

2019-10-28 - Man has 'medical episode', car hits car, in Rawmarsh (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the driver collided with a parked vehicle. 'The driver had a medical episode at the wheel and was taken to hospital,' the spokeswoman added."

2019-10-28 - Tractor trailer crashes down embankment shortly before 2:30 AM on I-8 in Boulevard (California), 1 killed:

2019-10-28 - SUV overturns into median on I-79 in Monongalia County (West Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-10-28 - Pickup truck slams into tree in coastal Chula Vista (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to a report from OnSceneTV, the driver may have been suffering from a medical issue when he drove off the freeway and down the Main Street exit of northbound I805, hitting a tree head-on."

2019-10-28 - Pickup truck veers off road shortly before 5 AM, crashes into tree, in Shreveport (Louisiana), 1 injured:

2019-10-28 - Car veers off road, crashes through fence, on Goffle Road in Hawthorne (New Jersey):

Quote: "The man may have been suffering a medical episode when he veered off the 500 block of Goffle Road in his Ford sedan, witnesses said."

2019-10-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into bridge pillar, in Dinwiddie (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-10-28 - Car crashes into restaurant in Milford (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-10-28 - Shark attacks and injures 2 men at the Great Barrier Reef (Australia):

2019-10-28 - Sinkhole opens and partially swallows bus in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-28 - Mayor Pro Tem, man, has 'medical episode' during meeting in coastal Elizabeth City (North Carolina):

Quote: "Elizabeth City Mayor Pro Tem Ricky King was rushed to the hospital Monday night after suffering an apparent medical episode during a city council meeting."

2019-10-28 - Gulf Stream is 15% weaker and the sea south of Greenland is the coldest in 1,000 years:

Note: Part of the reason the sea is so cold south of Greenland is the monumental amount of ice that has been melting in Greenland, releasing billions of tons of ice cold fresh water into the ocean. The rest of the reason is the slowing of the Gulf Stream, which transports heat from the Gulf of Mexico to Europe. Theoretically this should mean colder times ahead for Europe, although the planet's overall warming may offset that somewhat if not entirely. And since 15% of the heat isn't being transported to Europe now, does that mean that heat has disappeared? Of course not. It means that extra oceanic heat will be backing up along the US East Coast all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico, which will allow flesh-eating bacteria, brain-eating amoebas and toxic algae blooms to proliferate and spread up the East Coast even more than they already have been...

2019-10-28 - Magnitude 5.3 and 3.6 earthquakes strike in the ocean off the coast of Oregon:

Quote: "Two earthquakes hit within 45 minutes of each other off the coast of the Oregon-California border. The first of the 2 earthquakes hit west of Brookings, Oregon around 4 a.m. Monday. It had a preliminary magnitude of 4.9. The second occurred about 45 minutes later, west of Gold Beach, Oregon. It had a magnitude of 3.6. USGS later upgraded the magnitude of the first earthquake to a 5.3."

2019-10-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit North Sumatra (Indonesia), thousands forced to live in tents:

2019-10-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Saudi Arabia, 7+ killed:

2019-10-28 - Heavy rain and flooding submerge 100 villages in Nigeria:

2019-10-28 - Prolonged Missouri River flooding could last all winter:

2019-10-28 - The US and China need to put aside their rivalry and focus on the common enemy, climate change:

Note: Both countries are working hard to keep global dimming going. What else can they do at this point? Cut down on all emissions? Then global dimming would disappear, temps would spike dramatically and exacerbate all of the other feedbacks that are already amplifying each other and we'd probably all die even sooner. But doesn't burning all that oil, coal and gas that causes global dimming also doom us? Yes, yes it does. And there's the conundrum. If we don't stop burning all that stuff, we die. And if we stop burning all that stuff, we die, probably even sooner. Soooo...?


  1. Well stated assessment of the McPherson paradox, Jonny. Good hump-day (and Mischief night) morning to you and all your readers.

    So the husband and wife died at the pump house. How long did the kids sit in the car before figuring out that mom and dad ain't comin' back, i wonder?

    Wildfires and flooding events dominate now that tornado and hurricane season is over.

    [Let's take a look at some of the headlines at Rice Farmer.]
    News Links, October 30, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Russia, China & India to set up alternative to SWIFT payment system to connect 3 billion people

    Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the USD's Works and Joins Russian Swift

    An attempt to freeze China out of the US dollar system will hasten decoupling, but not to America's advantage

    Pentagon echoes Trump, says securing Syrian oil fields is top priority after ISIS leader's death
    Trump also highlighted a potential U.S. energy market opportunity by tapping into Syrian oil.
    And that's the plan for Venezuela, too. All the major players on the global chessboard are grabbing everything they can because they know that controlling the oil means controlling the world. They also know that military forces powered by fossil fuels will crush military forces that rely on renewables. -- RF

    Trump's Plan To Send U.S. Oil Majors To Syria Sparks Outrage
    About Trump Wanting Iraq's Oil Fields
    What the president advocated was one of the most telling statements of his presidency. It amounted to an admission that he is perfectly willing to commit a war crime.

    U.S.-China Relations in the Years Ahead: The Trade War Is a Sideshow

    Why Lebanon And Iraq Are At The Brink Of Further Strife

    • War on Iran
    The U.S. Sanction Attack On Iran Is Far From Over

    Treasury Secretary: US Will Ramp Up Pressure on Iran

    Tens of thousands of migrants evade Border Patrol during year of record apprehensions

    We Now Have Mass Public Unrest In France, Spain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador And Bolivia

    Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states: IMF

    Lebanese mass protests topple government

    Texas Hit Hard By Shale Slowdown

    Government open to take over water operations amid shortage (Philippines)

    Everything you need to know about the 'water crisis' in SA (South Africa)

    Trump Wants Deal With Exxon or Other Company to Take Syrian Oil [isn't receipt of stolen property a crime?]

    [continued below]

    1. That "McPherson Paradox" is working in overdrive this fall so far:

      Extreme Blizzard Conditions Strike Iceland

      Rare October Snowstorm Buries the Texas Panhandle

      Century-Old Snow Records Forecast to Fall in Western & Central U.S.

      A Record-Breaking 31.6 inches of Snow has already Accumulated in Great Falls, MT

      The Continental U.S. just set it’s Coldest-Ever October Temperature, Breaking the Previous Record from 1917

      All-Time Record-Cold Sweeps Alberta, Canada

      More Record Low Temperatures Fall in B.C., including one from 1935

      Colorado: Heavy Snow Breaks a 102-year-old Record in Pueblo — Cancels/Delays 800+ Flights at Denver International Airport

      Southern Australia sets a new All-Time Low Temperature Record in Books Dating back to 1913 (Of course Australia is in their spring now, but still setting cold records in the south with cold snaps occurring throughout the continent).

    2. You can still find heat in Australia - where all the fires are burning! If you want heat in North America though, looks like California and Alaska are currently your best bets. Which makes me wonder how Oregon and Washington are doing - if they're warm like California and Alaska then that might be the effect of Blob II.

    3. Of course Australia will be heating up soon as it goes in to summer. The cold spells are hanging on in parts of it longer than usual for mid spring. Yes, I think Alaska is still at least a bit warmer than their normal. Probably Oregon and Washington too. But just go one state to the east from each and it is already winter time in a big way. We are colder than normal in Texas right now, after a record breaking hot September. In fact September was hotter than our July.

    4. Coldish here too and constant drizzle for the last 3 days. Not cold enough for snow, but pretty chilly and wet and dreary for October. Well, I'm not gonna complain. I can always add more blankets. That's why I generally prefer cold to heat. Not a lot you can do when it's bakingly hot.

      Alaska was 20 degrees warmer than normal on Monday. It was warmer in Anchorage than it was here!


  2. River of Trash: How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable

    How The Internet Is Killing The Planet

    California's blackouts reveal health care's fragile power system

    Medicare for All?

    Hospitals could face shortage of critical surgical tools, FDA warns
    Years of shortages! -- RF

    OPCW Losing Credibility As Even More Revelations Surface On Douma

    Hasty "Burial At Sea" & Other Baghdadi Raid Details Eerily Parallel To Bin Laden Death Mythology

    Endorsing The Deep State Endangers Democracy (MoA)
    Since Donald Trump was elected president the New York Times' understanding of the 'Deep State' evolved from a total denial of its existence towards a full endorsement of its anti-democratic operations.

    New York Times Confirms: It's Trump Versus the Deep State (American Conservative)
    Even the Gray Lady admits the president is up against a powerful bureaucracy that wants him sunk.
    All that ridicule of the deep state theory, and now suddenly it becomes mainstream. This is a serious matter. In a democracy, unelected bureaucrats are supposed to implement the programs set forth by elected officials, not take matters into their own hands. -- RF

    All 6 East Coast Carriers In Dock, Not Deployed: Hill Asks Why
    As the Navy scrambles to get enough parts and people to move carriers back out to sea, it's facing a crowded waterfront at Norfolk. [let me guess, they're made in China . ..]

    California's Blackouts Are Part Of A Far Bigger Problem

    Welcome To The Third World, Part 30: California Burning In The Dark

    California Blackouts Hit Cellphone Service, Fraying a Lifeline

    A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle
    Mexico is in a state of collapse, and Americans need to realize that the crisis underway south of the Rio Grande won't stop at the border.

    Has California Lost The Mandate of Heaven?

    How Japan still struggles with the Fukushima nuclear waste

    Huge amounts of typhoon-damaged trash pile up in Japan

    Trucking Slowdown Ahead Of Holiday Season Suggests Consumer Is Faltering

    Target Slashes Employees' Hours After Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15 An Hour

    Amazon's Ring is 'the Neighborhood Watch of 2020,' police say as doorbell cams proliferate

    NYC Secretly Shipping Homeless People To Over 350 Cities Including Honolulu, Houston

    Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police

    Leaving Illinois: "Does Anybody Care About People Like Us?"

    Tesla Discloses US Revenues Collapsed 39%. Americans Sour on its Cars, Pent-Up Demand Exhausted

  3. Ancient soil from secret Greenland base suggests Earth could lose a lot of ice

    New analyses of the mud suggest Greenland’s massive ice sheet was largely absent in a warm period during the past million years when the global climate was much like today’s. [more]

    Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050

    Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities. [more]

    Can southern California wildfire conflagrations be stopped?

    the best prospect is to reduce fuel energy output [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Speak Up, Speak Out
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVivu6nkUV0 [~ 17.6 min.]

    Happy Halloween from space: Collision of 2 galaxies looks like a ghost face staring at us

    The team behind NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has released a cosmically terrifying image of what appears to be a celestial spook looking right at us from deep in the universe. [more]

    [from our As If We Didn't Know desk]
    Famed pathologist Michael Baden says Jeffrey Epstein's death was homicide

    Signs and Portents: Chinese farmer finds two headed snake

    At least 42 people killed in landslide caused by heavy rains in Cameroon

    Activist Thunberg declines climate prize, urges more action

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying "the climate movement does not need any more prizes." [more]

    Dangerous dry winds forecast to sweep into fire-plagued Los Angeles

    [from our Health dept.]
    6 Popular Apple Varieties Are Being Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination—Here’s What You Should Know

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that Traverse City, Mich.-based produce company North Bay Produce, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples. The recall is being issued due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

    The specific apple varieties being recalled are: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Red Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, and Jonamac. The potentially contaminated fruits were sold in plastic bags under the brand names “Great Lakes” and “North Bay Produce Pure Michigan,” as well as generic unbranded apples in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and even apples that were sold individually from retailer display trays. These apples were shipped between October 16, 2019 and October 21, 2019 from one North Bay facility to wholesalers, retailers, and brokers in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.

    Survivors Of 2017 Sonoma Fires Are In Hell All Over Again

  4. It's about to get colder at night here beginning Thursday night, according to forecasts, and not heat up again until probably spring! Well, going on November, i'd say it's about time!

    People feared dead after boat capsizes as flooding in Somalia forces 182,000 people from their homes

    Two children are believed to have been among those who drowned when the vessel overturned in a river flowing through the city in Hiiraan province.

    The number of casualties is not yet known, however mixed reports claim between 10 and 15 people are feared dead. [more]

    Lightning strike leaves 15-foot hole in parking lot in Fort Worth, Texas

    The parking lot that is shared by the gas station and a strip center now has a hole that's about 15 feet wide and 3 feet deep, said Fort Worth FD spokesman Mike Drivdahl.

    Debris was found about 75 feet away from the hole [more]

    New book on Elisa Lam case looks at evidence of police coverup and botched investigation

    Back in 2013 . . A surveillance recording of a young woman in a red hoodie — who can be seen acting bizarrely, almost as if she is hiding from someone, in an elevator inside the infamous Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles — went viral on YouTube.

    That same young woman, 21-year-old Chinese-Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, was found nearly two weeks later in one of the hotel's rooftop water tanks. Her naked body was removed with relative difficulty by firefighters, who had to cut into the side of the cistern with lasers to extract the corpse.

    The conditions were extremely suspicious. Though no one could quite explain how Elisa would have ended up on the alarm-triggered roof in the first place, much less drowning naked in a difficult-to-access water tank, LAPD detectives closed the case without criminal charges. They concluded there was no foul play and that Elisa had accidentally drowned due to complications resulting from bipolar disorder.

    I subsequently spent five years researching this tragic, extraordinarily eerie, one-of-a-kind case and wrote a book, GONE AT MIDNIGHT: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam.

    An extensive history of the Cecil Hotel (renamed Stay On Main) reveals an almost unbelievable number of unexplained deaths, suicides, and murders starting in the 1930s and continuing to the present day.

    Incredibly, a manager claimed on camera that someone has died in all 600+ rooms of the hotel.

    People who are familiar with the case, and who have been waiting for some answers, will be relieved to know this book contains exclusive new interviews and evidence that has not (yet) been leaked online. In the book, I spend a great deal of time going over the history of Cecil Hotel's internal corruption, as well as recent LAPD scandals, to lay the foundations for why I'm convinced there's been a criminal coverup in this case.

    I also take great pains to state why I don't view mental illness and foul play as mutually exclusive. In fact, I spend several chapters discussing the multitude of neurological, genetic, and psycho-social factors that must be addressed before someone can even intelligently discuss mental illness, much less try to approximate what was going on in Elisa Lam's head on January 31st, 2013.

    In other words, there may be multiple colliding realities of what was going on that night. [more]

  5. Tonight Penn State's Weather World explained that we've been about 20 degrees above average and will stay that way through tomorrow, but we can expect damaging winds and 1 - 3 inches of rain by tomorrow night. After that, the weekend stays much cooler with Sunday being down-right cold. Here comes winter.

    [this might be what Mike was referring to]
    Harvest lags in Iowa, and this week's snow won't help

    Prime harvesting weather is fading in Iowa, but three-fourths of the state's corn acreage isn't yet harvested.

    The latest update from the U-S Department of Agriculture Monday said Iowa's corn harvesting lags 11 days behind the five-year average at this stage of the season.

    As of this past weekend, one-third of the state's soybean crop was still in the field. That's about a week behind average.

    The Earth's climate has transformed to "unpredictable" over the past few years, and it's only going to get worse. None of the species that relies on the timing we used to afford, can cope with the rapid changes coming at them. Predators are hunting for prey that isn't there, birds can't read the electro-magnetic signals like the used to and there's no time or way to "learn" or "adapt." These changes in weather patterns, excessive ranges of wet and dry, hot and cold, anomalous conditions creating historical storms, and always in the background, the steadily rising seas.

    Farmers, tied to the Earth as they became, are baffled as the seasons seem to be "leaking" into one another, summer extending through fall, winter delaying spring, and spring not lasting very long due to the massive change in heat. Fruit and flowering trees get fooled into budding too soon, or lulled into an extended "sleep," only to be rudely awakened with too warm conditions. Bugs and critters are similarly affected, their numbers plummeting, which ripples up the food chain to the species that need them to survive. It's starving everything from zooplankton to whales, and we're on that list!

    As crop failure really begins to take hold around the globe, we can expect anything dystopian to occur, but the reality will be worse than we can imagine. It's already started, as JJFH points out. Noxious, explosive and flammable gases are now billowing out of the seas, and people are beginning to notice, though the vast majority fails to realize it. The authorities, trying to prevent wide-spread panic and the cancellation of the social contract, in lock-step with the CIA controlled news media, lie to us, massage our behavior with drugs and vices they allow, ply us with unproductive and frivolous electronic experiences that bleed our lives away, and keep the whole she-bang runnin' based on access to food through fiat currency.

    We've reached the last few years of money, because the resources it used to purchase, are becoming scarce - as you would expect if it were mold in a petri dish, just gobbling their habitat up and reproducing themselves like there's no tomorrow.

    So, there's no tomorrow. This is the end of the line for life on Earth. It was bound to come to an end anyway, and it would have been nice if we'd acted in harmony with our surroundings,
    but this is how it ended up.