Thursday, October 31, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-31

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

2019-10-31 - Unknown sewage odor sickening people in China Spring (Texas):

Quote: "A China Spring neighborhood is worried for their health after an overwhelming sewage odor made its way into their homes, and they fear it'll only get worse. People in the High Point Addition neighborhood say the sewage smell is causing them to have headaches, dizziness, nausea, and even vomiting."

2019-10-31 - Auto recycling center hit by deadly fire, multiple vehicles burn, in Kapolei on the island of Oahu (Hawaii), near the coast, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-10-31 - Three small planes, tractor, truck and hangar destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at Rushford Municipal Airport in Rushford Village (Minnesota):

Quote: "Early reports indicate that three airplanes, a truck and a tractor were in the hangar at the time of the fire."

Quote: "Rasmussen said airplanes in the hangar that caught fire are a total loss. 'Everything that was in there is gone,' he added."

Note: These are the 136th, 137th and 138th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019, and this is the 1927th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-31 - Wildfire breaks out at 1:40 AM, destroys 6 homes, damages more, sends people fleeing, in San Bernardino County (California):

Quote: "Fire officials said that six homes had been destroyed and that 18 others had been damaged."

2019-10-31 - Multiple cars go up in flames just before 3:30 AM while parked at used car dealership in coastal Baldwin (New York):

Quote: "Multiple cars were burned out early Thursday morning during a fire at a used car shop in Baldwin. Fire officials say it started just before 3:30 a.m. at a shop near the corner of Merrick Road and Loft Avenue."

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at mobile home, fire spreads to mobile home, in Orlando (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "One adult and one child were transported to a hospital following a car fire that spread to a trailer Thursday evening."

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Winnsboro (South Carolina):

Quote: "Firefighters with the Fairfield County Fire Service were called initially for a car fire on the Oak Street Extension. However, when crews arrived at the scene, they noticed the fire extended to the house."

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-31 - Boat explodes in coastal Saint James City (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-10-31 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:31 AM while moored in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

Note: These are the 900th and 901st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-31 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Dunstable Road in Luton (Britain):

2019-10-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Combe Hill in Hemyock (Britain):

Note: These are the 537th and 538th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-10-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 in Marshall County (Kentucky):

2019-10-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Wainwright Road in Worcester (Britain):

2019-10-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:42 AM on the Southwestern Motorway in Manukau (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 1928th, 1929th and 1930th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-31 - Heavy plow truck bursts into flame at 2:15 AM on street in Davenport (Iowa):

2019-10-31 - Truck bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal New Rochelle (New York):

2019-10-31 - Van bursts into flame at Goodwill store in Kenosha (Wisconsin):

2019-10-31 - Van bursts into flame on the A162 in Burton Salmon (Britain):

Quote: "Van fire – A162, Burton Salmon Time of call: 1648 hours Crews from Selby and Pontefract have been called to a van fire. Vehicle was totally destroyed by fire. crews used 2 hosereels and 2 breathing apparatus. The cause is believed to be an electrical fault."

2019-10-31 - SUV bursts into flame just before 1 AM on the South Island Highway in coastal Campbell River (Canada):

2019-10-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Mount Airy (Maryland):

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at mall in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame on street in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame near store in Concord (New Hampshire):

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame on street in Steinbach (Canada):

2019-10-31 - Car bursts into flame on Whitehill Way in Blagrove (Britain):

2019-10-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-81 near Bridgewater (Virginia):

2019-10-31 - Vehicles and commercial building destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM in coastal Nantucket (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A number of vehicles parked outside had also caught fire."

2019-10-31 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Bloomington (Illinois):

2019-10-31 - Pallets go up in flames on Hilston Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hilston Grove, Hull. Thu 31 Oct 2019 19:41 (No:24253) Fire involving a quantity of wooden pallets. One hose reel in use."

2019-10-31 - Church destroyed by fire at 4:10 AM in Whittier (California):

2019-10-31 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Norman (Oklahoma):

2019-10-31 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM on Cabanne Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), 2 injured:

2019-10-31 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on Beach Avenue in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2019-10-31 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 5:30 AM on Maple Drive in Charlestown (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-10-31 - Juvenile humpback whale washes ashore dead in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-10-31 - Young sperm whale washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Gwynedd (Britain):

2019-10-31 - Two boys, 10 and 12, found dead in the River Yamuna in Tilhapur (India):

2019-10-31 - Boy, 2, has 'medical emergency' at home, dies shortly later, in Palatine (Illinois), 300 feet from residential lake:

Quote: "The 2-year-old male, James Biel, was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights where he was later pronounced deceased. At this time, police say no foul play is suspected and there are no persons of interest in custody."

2019-10-31 - College student, man, found dead in car near McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst (Massachusetts):

2019-10-31 - Man found dead in tent beneath overpass in Austin (Texas):

2019-10-31 - Man, 60, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Kauapea Beach (Hawaii):

2019-10-31 - Man, 49, found dead along Route 3 on the east side of Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County (Illinois):

2019-10-31 - Man, 63, found dead in the Applegate River in Josephine County (Oregon):

2019-10-31 - Person found dead near Pulaski Highway in White Marsh (Maryland):

2019-10-31 - Woman, 21, found dead in the sea near coastal Sihanoukville (Cambodia):

2019-10-31 - Person found dead in canal in Brussels (Belgium):

2019-10-31 - Man, 45, slumps over dead in tent at Hyde Gardens in coastal Eastbourne (Britain), 2000 feet from the ocean:

2019-10-31 - Student has 'medical emergency' on school bus in Stanford (Kentucky):

Quote: "Lincoln County School’s bus number 175, driven by Johnny Terry, had a student on board experience a medical emergency this morning on KY Hwy 78 near the Stanford Drive-In en route to the Lincoln County Middle School/High School main campus in Stanford."

2019-10-31 - Man has seizure, SUV crashes into transit bus, in Crown Heights area in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "The man, who is a Hatzalah volunteer, suffered a seizure while driving, causing him to lose control of his car, hitting a city bus."

2019-10-31 - Small plane crashes into SUV, bursts into flame, in Ocala (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "This is the third crash in three days where a small plane struck a vehicle or a home. On Tuesday, a pilot was killed in New Jersey when he crashed his Cessna 414 into a home, igniting a fire. And on Wednesday, a Piper PA-28 crashed into townhouses outside of Atlanta, killing two."

2019-10-31 - Fire department helicopter crashes into the ocean off the coast of South Korea, 7 feared dead:

2019-10-31 - Tractor trailer crashes off road, lands on riverbank, on the West Virginia Turnpike near Marmet (West Virginia):

2019-10-31 - SUV veers off road, crashes into transformer and porch, in coastal Viera (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-10-31 - Pickup truck crashes into median on I-75 near Troy (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver suffering from a medical issue is being investigated as a possible cause of a single-vehicle crash on northbound I-75 near Troy Thursday morning."

2019-10-31 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in West Toledo (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-10-31 - Bear attacks and injures man Akita Prefecture (Japan):

2019-10-31 - Sinkhole opens along highway east of Bapsfontein (South Africa):

2019-10-31 - Sinkhole opens on Seeleys Road in Beaconsfield (Britain):

2019-10-31 - Lightning strikes kill 8 people and injure 4 people in Vidarbha (India):

2019-10-31 - Cold temps threaten to wreck harvests across the US:

2019-10-31 - Chile cancels plan to host UN climate summit amid civil unrest at home:

2019-10-31 - Yellow-browed warbler from Asia found in Markleeville (California), first ever recorded in the lower 48 states:

2019-10-31 - Asteroid narrowly missed Earth, discovered as it flew by, closest on record:

2019-10-31 - What in the world is the Federal Reserve thinking?

2019-10-31 - Why you should never buy CBD products from Amazon:


  1. G'mornin' Jonny, everyone. Man, it got cold QUICK around here.
    Lows in the 30's last night after being almost 70 the night before.

    Record HOT, record COLD, Record WET and DRY – But what is going on with the US weather?

    October 2019 was far from ordinary in the U.S….
    With record-smashing warmth, cold, rain, snow and lack of rain in a number of cities. [more]

    State of Emergency: Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and flash flooding slam the East on Halloween – Damages span 10+ states, over 700,000 without power

    Severe thunderstorms disrupted Halloween plans for millions of people Thursday night as a strong cold front raced through the East, downing trees, knocking out power and leading to water rescues from flash flooding.

    This was the most severe reports in any 24-hour period in the U.S. since June 30. [more]

    Severe thunderstorms slam Eastern United States, over 800 000 customers without power

    Severe thunderstorms pushed through the Eastern United States on Thursday, October 31, 2019, knocking down trees and power lines that affected over 800 000 customers. As of Friday morning, November 1, more than 300 preliminary reports of severe weather were received by the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center - the most in a 24-hour period in the U.S. since June 30. [more]

    [In my area there were lots of trees down, large branches on roadways, power outages and a tornado in Glen Mills, PA - fortunately i didn't get any of that, just tons of rain and some big wind gusts.]

    Earthquakes swarm under Mt. Rainier

    On October 29, 2019, a swarm of more than 10 earthquakes rattled under Mt. Rainier’s NE flank. [more]

    Oct. round-up of garbage truck and Hull, UK JJFH events:
    Over 9 days there were 10 garbage truck fires and, symmetrically, over 9 days 10 JJFH incidents occurred in Hull.
    On two occasions they happened simultaneously.

    South Africa facing worst drought in 1 000 years

    In an interview with news agency eNCA on October 28, 2019, hydrology expert Dr. Gideon Groenewald said South Africa is now experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years. He added that the majority of small towns have already run out of water. [more; coming to a community near you]

    200 000 forced to evacuate, fatalities feared as massive floods hit Beledweyne, Somalia

    At least 200 000 residents, including 100 000 children, have been forced to evacuate their homes in the town of Beledweyne, Somalia following severe floods. Fatalities are also feared as up to 20 people were thrown into floodwater when a boat capsized in Beledweyne, near the Ethiopia border, on Monday, October 28, 2019. Two children are believed to be among those who drowned. [more]

    US debt surpasses $23 trillion for first time

    The federal government's outstanding public debt has surpassed $23 trillion for the first time in history, according to data from the Treasury Department released on Friday.

    Growing budget deficits have added to the nation's debt at a speedy rate since President Trump took office. The debt has grown some 16 percent since Trump's inauguration, when it stood at $19.9 trillion. It passed $22 trillion for the first time just 10 months ago. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [from the EPA: extra protection for assholes]
    E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules to Control Toxic Ash from Coal Plants

    [ah yes, lose a court case, call up the lobbyists to change the rules]

    The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation meant to limit the leaching of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury into water supplies from the ash of coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the plans. [more; because mercury is GOOD for you, i guess ..]

    Fishery collapse ‘confirms Silent Spring pesticide prophecy’

    The Silent Spring prophecy that pesticides could “still the leaping of fish” has been confirmed, according to scientists investigating the collapse of fisheries in Japan. They say similar impacts are likely to have occurred around the world.

    Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected

    Researchers from McGill University project that as the permafrost continues to degrade, the climate in various regions of the Arctic could potentially change abruptly, in the relatively near future.

    What we came away with, was a picture of alarming changes to climate driven by permafrost degradation.“ [more]

    Climate emissions from tropical forest damage ‘underestimated by a factor of six’

    Greenhouse gas emissions caused by damage to tropical rainforests around the world are being underestimated by a factor of six, according to a new study. [more]

    5 million masks distributed as toxic smog descends on Delhi during Diwali – “Delhi has turned into a gas chamber”

    Scientists update status of polar bear populations with 2019 data

    Brazil authorities zero in on ship suspected of oil spill

    After oil mysteriously washed ashore on some 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles) of Brazil's coastline for two months, authorities on Friday identified a suspect: a Greek-flagged ship belonging to Delta Tankers Ltd.

    The Delta-owned NM Bouboulina vessel was navigating through Brazilian waters at the time and location of the spill, Brazilian police and prosecutors said. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. [from our Jes' Tryin'-a He'p desk]
    Louisiana man gets probation in whooping crane death

    A Louisiana man was sentenced to probation Friday for killing one of the state's oldest whooping cranes .

    Gilvin P. Aucoin Jr., of Ville Platte, shot the endangered whooping crane in July 2018 in Evangeline Parish. In a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol B. Whitehurst, Aucoin changed his plea to guilty for a misdemeanor violation of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

    Whitehurst sentenced Aucoin to two years' probation, during which time he cannot hunt or fish, and 120 hours community service to be served with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Aucoin, 53, also must complete a hunter education course.
    [more; fuck-@, shoot the bastid!]

    Don't Miss the Taurid Meteor Shower This Weekend

    One of the year's best meteor showers, the Taurid, is approaching, and you've got to check it out.

    There are actually two rounds of the Taurid shower every autumn, the Southern and Northern. The Southern Taurids run from mid-September to mid-November this year, while the Northern Taurids rain down from late October to early December. That means that, yep, the shower are projected to overlap the first two weeks of November. [more]

    Climate change will break the housing market, says David Burt, who predicted the 2008 financial crisis

    Risk to the housing market from underestimated climate change echoes lessons from the 2008 subprime-mortgage debacle — as does the chance to capitalize on these miscalculations.

    That’s the view of David Burt, whose old firm and its timely escape from the financial crisis just over a decade ago featured in Michael Lewis’s book “The Big Short.” [more]

    Oil Prices Jump As The Rig Count Collapse Continues

    As for where the number of active rigs is slipping, Texas has seen a drop of 117 year on year, while Oklahoma has seen a drop of 93 rigs. [more]

    Islamic State vows revenge against U.S. for Baghdadi killing

    Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria, and vowed revenge against the United States. [more; hey, we CREATED and FUNDED you guys!]

    [last part follows]

  4. ["nobody wants ta fly on yer JUNK airplanes, aight?!"]
    Three flight attendant unions voice alarm after 737 MAX hearings

    Unions representing flight attendants at the three U.S. airlines that operate Boeing Co's 737 MAX said they are more reluctant to support the grounded jet's return after congressional hearings this week on its development. [more]

    Greta Thunberg: Climate Situation Getting 'More And More Absurd'

    [if interested, Kevin recorded her speech in LA yesterday]

    “People are already suffering and dying from the climate and ecological emergency, and it will continue to get worse,” Thunberg, 16, said at the event. “Doesn’t this mean anything to the decision-makers? I will never understand how they can put short-term interests above human lives, above the planet itself and our very futures.” [more; the kid makes sense]

    Democrats Rip Bernie Sanders' Plan To Reshape U.S. Aid To Israel

    During a Jewish American group’s conference on Monday, Sanders, who is vying to be the first Jewish president, delivered impassioned remarks about his sympathy for Palestinians and issued a proposal that would have once been considered political suicide: making U.S. aid contingent on Israel’s conduct in the region. His proposal, a significant departure from decades-old U.S. policy, was swiftly criticized by Republicans and Democrats, including some of his fellow 2020 presidential candidates [all tied to AIPAC, i bet].

    “The idea that we would draw military assistance from Israel on the condition that they change a specific policy I find to be absolutely outrageous,” [corrupt Joe] Biden told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. [more; yeah, well fuck you AND Israel, okay?]

    UK weather: 70mph winds and heavy rain set to batter Britain this weekend

    The UK is set to be battered by heavy rain and gale force winds of up to 70mph over the weekend which could cause “flying debris” and dangerous flooding. [more]

  5. That swimming pool deaths list is long this month! Pictorials are always great.

    Tulsi Gabbard: US government 'is hiding the truth' on 9/11 terror attacks

    Gabbard accused the federal government of undermining efforts of achieving more transparency, which she said was being done at the behest of Saudi Arabia. [more]

    Jane Fonda spends night in jail after latest climate change protest

    Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has been arrested for a fourth time protesting climate change on Capitol Hill and is spending the night in jail. [more]

    Fracking halted in England due to earthquakes and 'unacceptable impacts on local community'

    [well, being an island, i'd say this was a "smart move"]

    3 killed in mystery explosion on empty Russian crude oil tanker off Far East

    A powerful blast aboard an oil tanker off the Russian coast killed three people on Saturday. The explosion popped the upper deck open like a stomped milk carton, sending sailors flying into the sea.

    Eyewitnesses said crew members who were in that part of the ship were thrown off the ship by the explosion. The first mate and two sailors were killed, one of them drowning before the others could rescue him. [more]

    Match made in heaven: Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunberg team up to stop the climate crisis

    Al-Baghdadi was US 'spawn', but his death is still an open question - Lavrov

    Russia still cannot verify Washington's claims about the elimination of the Islamic State leader, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the US facilitated the rise of the group in the first place.

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the (now former) leader of the notorious terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) "is or was if he is really dead a spawn of the United States," the minister told the Russian Rossiya 24 broadcaster.

    "ISIS as such came into existence in the wake of the US illegal invasion of Iraq, the collapse of the Iraqi state and the release of extremists that Americans previously kept in prisons there..."

    "So, to a certain degree, the Americans have now eliminated their own spawn, if it did happen."

    Lavrov also said that the Russian military still do not have enough information to confirm with confidence that the self-proclaimed 'Caliph' is indeed dead. "We want to get additional information," he said.

    "It was all stated triumphantly and jubilantly. Yet, our military still study the issue and ... cannot confirm many US statements so far." [more; i wouldn't be surprised if he and Osama joined up some where to live out their days in comfort and luxury, having performed so well for the CIA]

    [next part follows]

  6. [oh, hey, speaking of which]
    The CIA's secret mind control quest: Torture, LSD and a 'poisoner in chief'

    During the early period of the Cold War, the CIA became convinced that communists had discovered a drug or technique that would allow them to control human minds. In response, the CIA began its own secret program, called MK-ULTRA, to search for a mind control drug that could be weaponized against enemies.

    MK-ULTRA, which operated from the 1950s until the early '60s, was created and run by a chemist named Sidney Gottlieb. Journalist Stephen Kinzer, who spent several years investigating the program, calls the operation the "most sustained search in history for techniques of mind control."

    Some of Gottlieb's experiments were covertly funded at universities and research centers, Kinzer says, while others were conducted in American prisons and in detention centers in Japan, Germany and the Philippines. Many of his unwitting subjects endured psychological torture ranging from electroshock to high doses of LSD, according to Kinzer's research. [more]

    Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet

    On November 1, 2017 amateur astronomer Tadashi Kojima in Gunma Prefecture, Japan reported an enigmatic new object in the constellation Taurus. Astronomers around the world began follow-up observations and determined that this was an example of a rare event known as gravitational microlensing. Einstein's Theory of General Relativity tells us that gravity warps space. If a foreground object with strong gravity passes directly in front of a background object in outer space this warped space can act as a lens and focus the light from the background object, making it appear to brighten temporarily. In the case of the object spotted by Kojima, a star 1600 light-years away passed in front of a star 2600 light-years away. Furthermore, by studying the change in the lensed brightness, astronomers determined that the foreground star has a planet orbiting it. [more]

    Watch as manhole on a street in Birmingham, England 'burps' flames

    West Midlands Police said the flames seen on New Street shortly before 17:00 GMT were caused by an electrical fault below. [more; ya don't say . . .]

    Long-running coal plant on Navajo reservation nears its end

    Before the year ends, the Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah border will close and others in the region are on track to shut down or reduce their output in the next few years. Its owners are turning to cheaper power produced by natural gas as they and other coal-fired plants in the U.S. face growing pressure over contributing to climate change. [more; uh-oh]

    [the rest next]

  7. California wildfires: Climate change driving ‘horror and the terror’ of devastating blazes, say scientists

    [naahp - SOTT says itsa gransolaminimum]

    The words from California’s former governor could barely have been more stark.

    “I said it was the new normal a few years ago,’’ said Jerry Brown. “This is serious, but this is only the beginning. This is only a taste of the horror and the terror that will occur in decades.” [more]

    New York priest Tom Connery killed in flash floods after Halloween storm

    [Led Zep: Prayin' won't help ya, cryin' won' do ya no good]

    A New York priest was killed after being swept away in flash flooding resulting from a Halloween storm, officials said.

    Father Tom Connery, 82, a longtime priest of the Diocese of Albany, died after being swept away in flash foods on Thursday, according to a statement from New York State Police.
    [more; from Caddy Shack, Bishop Pickering: The good Lord would NEVER interrupt the best game of my life!" just before being zapped by lightning.]

    JetBlue Passenger Screams That Plane Will 'Crash,' Forcing Flight Diversion

    The woman on the JetBlue flight was apparently triggered by something on the plane’s TV monitors, screaming, “You don’t believe me! It’s gonna crash! You guys, believe me, it’s gonna crash! Look at your monitors! We’re in the water!” according to WSVN.

    The woman continued to scream about the plane being in the water even after it had landed in Florida, WSVN reported.

    It is unclear what on the monitors upset the woman. After landing in Fort Lauderdale, federal air marshals escorted her off the flight, the New York Post reported. She was later taken to a mental health evaluation. It is unclear what the results of the evaluation are. [more; (soft whistling)]

    Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes at Florida Air Show: 'There's Nothing Anyone Could Have Done'

    The pilot of a small military plane was killed when his aircraft crashed during an attempted landing on Friday afternoon in Florida.

    According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the small Vietnam War-era airplane crashed into the runway extension at Witham Field around 1 p.m. today. The aircraft, a Grumman Mohawk, was scheduled to take part in this weekend’s Stuart Air Show. [more]

    [Lastly, every now and then various blogs i use for source material and like reading goes down unexpectedly and for a while. Recently, Washington's blog (that features many writers like Eric Zeusse and Charles Hugh Smith) won't connect and gives me a "can't find the server" excuse. Hmmmmm.]