Sunday, December 13, 2020

Event Update For 2020-12-12

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

2020-12-12 - Construction site explodes and burns at 5:30 AM in the Bay View area in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

Quote: "'It was a brand-new parking garage that sustained extensive structural damage,' Rechlitz said. We Energies told WISN 12 News it was called to assist, but they do not believe natural gas was the cause of the explosion."

2020-12-12 - Chemical factory explodes and burns near Hyderabad (India), 11 injured:

2020-12-12 - Hundreds of endangered seals mysteriously found dead on the shores of the Caspian Sea (Russia):

2020-12-12 - Professor David Hastings illustrates ways in which climate change directly impacts ocean habitats:

2020-12-12 - Climate change killing off some of the oldest living things in the world, in California:

2020-12-12 - SOTT Earth changes summary for November 2020, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2020-12-12 - Researchers at Edinburgh University identify 5 genes in the DNA of COVID-19 victims that could help identify who is most at risk of the virus:

2020-12-12 - College basketball player, man, collapses during game in Tallahassee (Florida):

Quote: "Johnson, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State and needed emergency medical attention Saturday. Johnson was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial for evaluation. The team said he was in critical but stable condition and later said he would remain in the hospital overnight."

2020-12-12 - Fishing boat bursts into flame off coastal Kolhufushi Island (Maldive Islands), 3 injured:

Quote: "Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said that a fire had erupted aboard a fishing vessel 26 miles off Kolhufushi island in Meemu on Saturday morning, and that the matter was reported at around 9am."

2020-12-12 - Boat bursts into flame in the Indian Ocean near Papua New Guinea, 2 injured:

Quote: "A boat with two occupants caught fire in the middle of the Indian Ocean on Saturday, December 12, seriously injuring two people on board."

Note: These are the 1300th and 1301st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-12 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Outer Ring Road between Thukkuguda and Shamshabad (India):

Note: This is the 357th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-12-12 - Four semi tractors go up in flames while parked in lot near Winkler (Canada):

Quote: "The wind driven blaze ended up involving an additional three semi tractors, and slightly damaging a fifth."

Note: These are the 1693rd, 1694th, 1695th and 1696th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-12 - Minibus bursts into flame near Igatpuri (India):

2020-12-12 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2020-12-12 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Dairy Queen in Castlegar (Canada):

2020-12-12 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 near Ladd (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-12-12 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in West (Texas):

2020-12-12 - Car bursts into flame on street in Mangalore (India):

2020-12-12 - Car bursts into flame on Mill Road in Maldon (Britain):

2020-12-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 near Stroud (Britain):

2020-12-12 - RV trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Atlanta (Georgia):

2020-12-12 - Auto business heavily damaged by fire on Babcock Boulevard in Shaler (Pennsylvania):

2020-12-12 - Pretzel bakery and country store destroyed by fire at 6:45 AM in Moira (New York):

2020-12-12 - Four businesses go up in flames on Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute (Indiana):

2020-12-12 - Home damaged by fire at 5:30 AM near North Bertrand Street and Woodbine Avenue in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2020-12-12 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 6 AM on Rutland Lane in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2020-12-12 - Home destroyed by fire on Candlewood Drive in the Waters Edge area in Fayetteville (North Carolina), nobody there:

2020-12-12 - Home destroyed by fire on Pansy Street near Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2020-12-12 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM on 29th Avenue in coastal Miami (Florida), 2 cats killed:

2020-12-12 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Campbell River (Canada):

2020-12-12 - Home destroyed by fire near Lake Erie in Port Colborne (Canada):

2020-12-12 - Multi-family home damaged by fire on William Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut), nobody there:

2020-12-12 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Mercy Drive in Pine Hills (Florida):

2020-12-12 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 4:30 AM on West Oak Lane in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2020-12-12 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:20 AM on South Eighth Street in Medford (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2020-12-12 - Vacant apartment building burns on Dayton Street in Durham (North Carolina):

2020-12-12 - Woman, 43, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2020-12-12 - Person found dead near Lowe's store in Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2020-12-12 - Person found dead on trail at Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve (Hawaii):

2020-12-12 - Man found dead outside home on Concord Avenue in Richmond (Virginia):

2020-12-12 - Police officer, man, 54, has 'medical episode' and dies at home in Peel (Canada):

Quote: "Const. Bancroft Wright died Friday, Dec. 11, passing suddenly in his home due to a medical episode, a release from Peel Police said."

2020-12-12 - Two men, 55 and 25, pulled from the water unconscious, one dies, the other hospitalized, at coastal Frazer Beach (Australia):

Quote: "A man has died after he was pulled from the waters of a NSW Central Coast beach. Emergency services were called to Frazer Beach at about 1.30pm on Sunday after two people were reportedly pulled from the water unconscious. Five crews responded to the reported drowning as well as a specialist medical team on a helicopter. CPR was performed on the two men but a 55-year-old man died at the scene. A 25-year-old was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition."

2020-12-12 - Man, 61, dies in lake in Ambattur (India):

2020-12-12 - Boy, 16, found dead near Barham, Canterbury (Britain):

2020-12-12 - Man, 29, has 'medical emergency', two cars crash, in Detroit (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "We’re told the 29-year-old man was traveling south on Newport, when he suffered from a medical emergency and lost control. This resulted in him colliding into another vehicle, which had a 58-year-old woman inside. After the accident, the man was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Police say the woman was not injured."

2020-12-12 - Small plane crashes near Kelley Lane Lane off Sand Valley Road in Sand Valley (Alabama), 1 killed:

2020-12-12 - Small plane crashes near Highway 100 in Bellevue (Tennessee), engine failure, 1 injured:

2020-12-12 - Gyrocopter crashes in Putnam County (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-12-12 - SUV veers off road at 3 AM, crashes into building, bursts into flame, on Roosevelt Road in Cicero (Illinois), 4 killed:

2020-12-12 - Two cars crash at midnight, fire erupts, on I-294 in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-12-12 - Car crashes off cliff, plunges into dry riverbed, on Highway 166 east of Santa Maria (California), 6 injured:

2020-12-12 - Car crashes into fertilizer factory, fire erupts, in coastal Napier (New Zealand):

2020-12-12 - Car veers off road at 5:46 AM, crashes into tree, in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed:

Quote: "Investigators are not ruling out a possible medical issue as a cause in the crash."

2020-12-12 - Elephants attack and kill 3 people in Chhattisgarh (India):

2020-12-12 - Flame-throwing drone incinerates hornet nests amid infestation in China:

2020-12-12 - Army general overseeing COVID-19 vaccine delivery in the US says first shipments arrive Monday:

2020-12-12 - Zodiac Killer’s cipher solved by amateur codebreakers after 51 years:

2020-12-12 - Taking the drug Ecstasy appears to help solve marriage problems, scientists discover:


  1. Good Monday morning to you Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and Panther (and to any and all readers of JJFH).

    The Zodiac killer cypher that was cracked after 51 years - it's a good it wasn't critical to solving the identity of the guy responsible, jeez. So this person actually got away with mass murder, though one at a time, since he was never caught.

    We have steady rain here for most of the day (predicted) today, a clear and cold day tomorrow, and then a big nor'easter rolls through
    and is supposed to clobber us with at least 8 inches of snow. This would be the first significant snow around here since 2018 (last year we had a snow drought throughout the winter).

    The number of Americans that are depressed or considering suicide has soared because of the COVID lockdowns

    As we head into winter, health authorities are telling us to stay at home as much as possible and to keep contact with others at a minimum. They are telling us that we must do this for our own good, but the truth is that the mental health of the American people has been absolutely devastated by the various restrictions that have been imposed since the COVID pandemic first began. Coming into this year, suicide was at an all-time record high in the United States and more Americans were on anti-depressants than ever before. Unfortunately, the COVID lockdowns have made things even worse.

    A lot of people will never be the same again after this.

    I was absolutely stunned when I read that more than a quarter of all Americans aged 18 to 24 had “seriously considered suicide” in the last 30 days.

    Sadly, a lot of young people are acting out those thoughts. Over one six week period, one county in Pennsylvania had hundreds of patients come in due to “self-injury or suicidal thoughts”…

    Young children are being deeply affected emotionally by the COVID pandemic as well.

    This week, a brand new study was released in the UK that found “children’s depression symptoms have increased substantially” due to the lockdowns…

    Sadly, even more people are going to plunge into a state of depression and even more people are going to commit suicide as we move into 2021 and beyond.

    Everything that can be shaken is going to be shaken, and most people are not going to be able to handle it when our society literally melts down all around them. [more]

    [Kill Bill (Gates) comes to mind]

    [part ii below]

  2. Monday, 14 December 2020
    Methane and sea ice report - 13 December, 2020

    Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Roundup with Margo (Dec. 13, 2020) [~ 92.75 min.]

    One account of what happened at the US Supreme Court

    Loud Arguments in US Supreme Court Chambers over Texas Lawsuit - COURT INTIMIDATED [Hal Turner]

    Chief Justice Roberts was screaming

    "Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?"

    "Don't tell me about Bush v. Gore, we weren't dealing with riots then"

    "You are forgetting what your role here is Neil, and I don't want to hear from the two junior justices anymore. I will tell you how you will vote."

    Justice Clarence Thomas says "This is the end of Democracy, John."

    When they left the room, Roberts, the Libs and Kavanugh had big smiles. Alito and Thomas were visibly upset. ACB and Gorsuch didn't seem fazed at all."

    Clearly Chief Justice Roberts is intimidated by the ANTIFA/Left-wing rioting. Well, one has to wonder if maybe he can intimidated more by some actions of the right wing? [more; there you go]

    Electoral College Vote On Dec. 14 Is EXACTLY Halfway Between The “Great American Eclipses” Of 2017 And 2024

    Are we about to witness one of the most bizarre coincidences in U.S. history? On December 14th, the Electoral College will vote to elect Joe Biden the president of the United States, but many Republicans are extremely angry because they believe that the election was clearly stolen. Our nation has literally been ripped apart politically, and the Supreme Court decided on Friday that it did not want to get involved. Many are speculating that this election could be the beginning of the end for our system of government and potentially even for the United States as a whole, and the mainstream media is insisting that when the Electoral College votes it will seal Biden’s victory for good.

    And if all of that wasn’t enough, the only solar eclipse of 2020 will occur on December 14th…

    But at this point it has become exceedingly clear that our court system is completely and utterly dominated by the left from the very top to the very bottom. [more]

    Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 12, 2020, #279 (Dane Wigington) [55.25 min.]

    Yukon wetlands pushed to tipping point by placer mining, First Nation and conservationists say

    The Indian River watershed, which used to provide “sweeping” wetland habitat south of Dawson City, Yukon, has been all but destroyed by placer mining, Darren Taylor, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation’s director of natural resources, told the territory’s water board during a recent virtual hearing.

    The time for Yukon to protect its last remaining wetlands is running out, Taylor said.“We are reaching a tipping point, beyond which there’s no turning back,” he warned. “Part of ourselves dies when our relationship with the land is disrupted.”

    Placer miners scoop rocks and gravel from streams and river beds in a search for gold. It’s a destructive process that disturbs water quality, leading to breathing, feeding and reproductive problems for fish. Placer mining and the piles of waste rock it creates can severely damage the unique riparian ecosystems that act as bridges between land and water. [more]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. Strong explosive eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

    A strong explosive eruption started at Etna volcano on December 13, 2020, ejecting volcanic ash up to 4.8 km (16 000 feet) above sea level by 23:00 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red.[more]

    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    The myth of “net zero emissions by 2050” [Andrew Glikson, Earth and Paleo-climate scientist ANU Climate Science Institute, Canberra, Australia]

    It should raise people’s hopes to believe “net zero emissions by 2050” will arrest or at least slow-down global warming, had it not been yet another cruel hoax perpetrated in the wake of more than 50 years of obfuscation and denial of environment and climate science.

    The authorities are not listening to what climate science is indicating. Instead they are consulting with economists ignorant of the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and of the consequences of global heating. An example is the absurd idea as if “a rise of 4°C in global average temperature would be “optimal” when the costs and benefits of mitigating climate change are balanced”.

    When Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (former climate adviser to the German Chancellor and the EU) was asked about the difference between a +2°C and a +4°C world, he replied: “Human civilization”. [more]

    Honest Government Ad: Australia’s Kyoto Carryover Credits [~ 5.5 min.; hilarious]

    Flood warnings and rescues in 2 states of Australia after 27.5 inches of rain in 72 hours [3 videos & text]

    2 missing after flash floods in Izmir Province, Turkey

    At least 2 people are missing after flash floods in Izmir Province, western Turkey.

    Search and rescue operations are ongoing. [more; ~ 2 min. video]

    [4th section awaits]

  4. [these two are for Fran - you are not alone]
    Nearly half of care home staff ‘may refuse to take Covid vaccine’

    [this is from the UK, but is probably the case here too; they talk about the government making it MANDATORY; but if people feel strongly about it they should stick with their convictions, as many under their care will be unable to take the same vaccine]

    ‘I don’t think PPE is something that is just going to disappear once the vaccines have been taken.’ [more]

    Major Fears Doctors Secretly Have About COVID Vaccines

    this rollout is the first of its kind, and doctors secretly have some fears that not everything may go according to plan—75 to 80% of us need to be vaccinated to get back to some degree of normality, no small feat.

    "We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park," said Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association, during a virtual meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the CDC. "They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they've got to come back for that second dose." Reported side effects include headaches, a fever, a pain in the arm and—in two notable cases—an extreme allergic reaction.

    Nurse researcher Kristen Choi, Ph.D., RN, experienced a "worst-case scenario," she wrote in a perspective piece published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, feeling "light-headed, chilled, nauseous, and had a splitting headache." She recommends you get the vaccine, but wants you to know these things can happen. [recall the list of excusable reasons for NOT getting the shot includes if you have ANY allergies - i'd use that even if i wasn't allergic to penicillin]

    "There are currently 80 million people in the US with no regular access to doctor's care, many of whom have significant comorbidities that no one is documenting," writes Dr. Wilson. "These are predominantly people of color and of lower socioeconomic status. These are also the people who have suffered most during the Covid-19 pandemic.In other words, they are the people who would most benefit from the vaccine. And they may be left behind." [more]

    Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and other Google services hit by massive outage

    Multiple Google services and websites including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Docs were down for around an hour on Monday morning after being hit with a widespread outage. Google acknowledged the issues with Gmail, affecting both its business and personal services, at 6:55AM ET, and said the problem was fixed for the “vast majority” of users at 7:52AM ET. Identical notices were posted across the status pages for the rest of Google’s services.

    [5th part next]

  5. Endangered-species decision expected on beloved butterfly

    Trump administration officials are expected to say this week whether the monarch butterfly, a colorful and familiar backyard visitor now caught in a global extinction crisis, should receive federal designation as a threatened species. [they're at record low this yr]

    Stepped-up use of farm herbicides, climate change and destruction of milkweed plants on which they depend have caused a massive decline of the orange-and-black butterflies, which long have flitted over meadows, gardens and wetlands across the U.S. [more]

    'People are desperate': California shutdown pushes businesses to breaking point [happening nation-wide, last i looked]
    Many of them say they won’t survive on takeout and deliveries alone, making another surge in statewide unemployment all but certain.
    [where is all the tax money going to come from?]

    Meanwhile, experts warn that many jobs lost this year won’t just reappear once the pandemic ends. [more]

    More than a quarter of excess deaths in the U.S. in 2020 were from non-COVID-19 ailments, analysis finds [so it's probably more than HALF, if they were honest]

    More than a quarter of the estimated 356,000 excess deaths in the United States in 2020 have been attributed to ailments other than COVID-19, a New York Times analysis of estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

    Diabetes deaths are believed to be around 15 percent above normal nationwide this year, and at least 20 percent in several states, including New Jersey, where the figure is estimated to be 37 percent.

    Deaths from Alzheimer's and dementia, high blood pressure, and pneumonia and the flu are all estimated to have increased at double digit rates compared to a normal year, as well. However, many of these cases could have been undiagnosed coronavirus infections, particularly early in the pandemic when [phony] testing was scarce.

    The Times notes the excess mortality, regardless of the cause, is likely at least partially related to the coronavirus pandemic, which has created disruptions in the health care system. Economic stress and social isolation stemming from lockdowns could also have played a role, especially for people with chronic illnesses. [more]

  6. Acclaimed pharma professor thrown in psychiatric hospital for questioning official COVID narrative

    Early on December 10, Jean-Bernard Fourtillan, a French retired university professor known for his strong opposition to COVID-19 vaccines such as those presently being distributed in the U.K., was taken from his temporary home in the south of France by a team of "gendarmes" — French law enforcement officers under military command — and forcibly placed in solitary confinement at the psychiatric hospital of Uzès. His mobile phones were taken from him, and at the time of writing, he had not been allowed to communicate with the outside world. The order for his internment appears to have been issued by the local "préfet," the official representative of the French executive. [see ~ 3.3 min. video (in French with subtitles]

    Fourtillan, a longtime critic of vaccines that use dangerous adjuvants such as aluminum (the 11 compulsory vaccines for newborns in France contain 17 times the maximum dose of aluminum defined as toxic by the World Health Organization), has been vocal during the COVID-19 crisis. He offers "alternative" explanations and warnings regarding the apparition of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the ARN vaccines that work by injecting pieces of virus message ARN with nanolipids with the aim of causing human cells to start fabricating viral particles and to thus trigger an immunological reaction.

    In particular, Fourtillan has accused the French Institut Pasteur, a private non-profit foundation that specializes in biology, micro-organisms, contagious diseases, and vaccination, of having "fabricated" the SARS-COV-2 virus over several decades and been a party to its "escape" from the Wuhan P4 lab — unbeknownst to the lab's Chinese authorities — which was built following an agreement between France and China signed in 2004.

    Relations between France and China regarding the project cooled over the years as China put its own interests first, but in 2017, France's then-Interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, joined the official opening ceremony of the Wuhan Institute of Virology's P4 lab, together with Yves Lévy, co-president of the steering committee. Lévy is the husband of Agnès Buzyn, who was France's health minister when the COVID-19 crisis erupted. She was also responsible for signing the decree that banned over-the-counter sales of hydroxychloroquine in France in January 2020.

    According to Fourtillan, the present virus causing COVID-19 is this artificial virus. Fourtillan — as well as other researchers of the present crisis — considers this indisputable evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic was planned. He believes that on October 13, 2015, a patent application was filed for a COVID-19 test; this was followed by commercialization in the whole world in 2017 for a whopping 10 billion dollars.

    These claims are disputed on the grounds that the reference to the 2015 patent is only part of the later May 2020 patent, also filed by one Richard A. Rothschild, but was quoted as related to the remote diagnosis of COVID-19, enhancing the original patent as it were for the particular case of COVID-19.

    Who is right? A sincere, public assessment and debate would lift any confusion or error, voluntary or not, but Fourtillan is now being treated as if he were both dangerous and insane.

    [Rothschild - ruthless mega-wealthy family that does this]

    [SOTT]Comment: The PTB are picking off experts one-by-one. The message: bow down to the narrative and support the lie or forever be silenced. [more]

    [more coming up]

  7. Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic

    Retailers, police departments and loss prevention researchers are reporting an uptick in theft of necessities like food and hygiene products

    “It’s become much harder during the pandemic,” he said. “People will say, ‘I was just hungry.’ And then what do you do?” [more]

    Landslide generated by heavy rains kills 2 in Antioquia, Chile

    Two people died in a landslide in Antioquia Department, Colombia on 12 December. [more; ~ 1.6 min. video]

    M6.0 earthquake hits north of Calama, Chile


    Large Quake Rocks Chile DURING Total Eclipse of the Sun IN Path of Visibility!! [that would scare the shit out of a viewer!] [~ 5.3 min. MrMBB333]

    Hottest November On Record [~ 67.5 min. BBN]

    Severe storm brings massive rains to Queensland and NSW, Australia

    An intense low-pressure trough off the coast of southeast Australia has brought torrential rains, floods, damaging winds, and dangerous waves to southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales over the weekend, with authorities describing the impacts as similar to that of a Category 1 cyclone. While the threat has eased on Monday, December 14, severe thunderstorm and flood warnings remain in force.

    Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" expected to make landfall over Viti Levu, Fiji

    Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" formed on December 12, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The current forecast track takes Yasa over Viti Levu, Fiji on December 17, with maximum sustained winds between 165 km/h (100 mph) and 195 km/h (120 mph). [more]
    Forecasters expect Western drought to continue through December

    Most of the West and 95 percent of California are in drought. In Southern California drought conditions are predicted to further develop into the winter and persist across the rest of the state.

    The western two-thirds of the United States is expected to have lower than normal precipitation the rest of December. All of the country will likely be warmer than normal during the period except for the Southeast and portions of the Northwest. [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  8. [UK news]
    Supermarkets to implement rationing within 24 hours of a run on essential goods being detected

    Supermarkets [in the UK] are poised to implement rationing within 24 hours of a run on essential goods being detected, amid growing fears panic buying will erupt if the UK confirms a no-deal Brexit, The Telegraph has learnt.

    One major chain is preparing to intervene at high speed to implement a three-item limit on specific products, and could even impose a one-item limit on certain baby goods, in order to ensure all customers have access to essentials, according to a senior industry source. [more]

    [hidden plastic pollution]
    Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires - it's a risk in urban fires, too

    When wildfires swept through the hills near Santa Cruz, California, in 2020, they released toxic chemicals into the water supplies of at least two communities. One sample found benzene, a carcinogen, at 40 times the state’s drinking water standard.

    Our testing has now confirmed a source of these chemicals, and it’s clear that wildfires aren’t the only blazes that put drinking water systems at risk.

    In a new study, we heated plastic water pipes commonly used in buildings and water systems to test how they would respond to nearby fires.

    The results, released Dec. 14, show how easily wildfires could trigger widespread drinking water contamination. They also show the risks when only part of a building catches fire and the rest remains in use. In some of our tests, heat exposure caused more than 100 chemicals to leach from the damaged plastics. [more; who designed this shit?]

    [Rebellion! FINALLY somebody shows some BALLS]
    CA tourist town refuses to comply with lockdown order

    Last week, Solvang's one-term Mayor Ryan Toussaint filed an emergency motion in a city council meeting that the town would not follow the lockdown order. The motion passed unanimously 5-0. [more]

    [abuse of power - good reason to become an anarchist]
    Tiny house owners are facing evictions or living under the radar because their homes are considered illegal in most parts of the US

    her tiny house was brought to the local building inspector's attention when a neighbor spotted it and went to the zoning board out of curiosity. [more; power abuse and the fact that your NOSY FUCKING NEIGHBORS CAN'T MIND THEIR OWN GODDAMN BUSINESS!]

  9. Not buying any grand conspiracy to steal the election. For it to work, every Republican judge and every Republican election worker and a lot of other Republicans would have to be in on it. I mean, a LOT of Republicans would have to be in on sabotaging Republicans. If there were that many Republicans out to defeat Donald Trump then all they'd need to do is vote. It's not like Republicans outnumber Democrats when they're united. In the last 7 or 8 presidential elections, Republicans have only won the popular vote one time. Demographics are killing off Republicans. Young people aging into voting age are 80% Democrats. Old people aging out of being alive are mostly Republicans.

    The Supreme Court was never going to rule in favor of Texas. The 3 justices Trump appointed are Federalist judges, who believe in state rights. They would never vote to let one state decide how another state runs its elections - the Constitution leaves that up to the individual states.. Also, they're against judicial activism. You couldn't think up a bigger example of judicial activism than 9 people stripping the votes of 10 million people away. It was a joke of a lawsuit, probably only intended to get the Texas AG, now under criminal investigation, a pardon by kissing Trump's ass.

    60 court cases, one minor win, none of them involving any evidence of widespread fraud. Most of the cases never even alleged fraud. Of the few that did, Trump's lawyers withdrew their own cases, presumably because they lacked evidence. So if there IS any such evidence, Trump's own lawyers are obviously in on the conspiracy to sabotage him.

    Finally, if there was such a grand conspiracy, all it would take is ONE person to blow the whistle, in return for fame and fortune and a shining spot in history books. Just one. And yet...crickets chirping. That's how conspiracies unravel - one of the conspirators gives up the ghost and explains how the crime worked. Until we see that, or some evidence, or both, it all looks like more undemocratic bullshit from a guy desperate to avoid the arm of justice who's trying to stage a self-coup.