Saturday, April 24, 2021

Event Update For 2021-04-23

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

2021-04-23 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in the wee hours, fire gets huge, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "This is the second fire at the junkyard in one month. A three-alarm fire broke out at the scrap yard on March 23."

2021-04-23 - Metal recycling center goes up in flames on Pepper Road in Hunslet (Britain):

2021-04-23 - Recycling center heavily damaged by fire on Navarre Avenue in Toledo (Ohio):

2021-04-23 - Landfill fire breaks out at 2:30 AM in Highlands County (Florida):

2021-04-23 - Electronics factory heavily damaged by fire in coastal Shanghai (China), 8 killed:

Quote: "A fire at an electronics factory in Shanghai killed eight people Friday including two firefighters, the city government announced."

2021-04-23 - Freight train bursts into flame at 5:16 AM near Sevenoaks (Britain):

2021-04-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to pickup and home, in Maryville (Missouri):

Quote: "House fire at 1173 Andrew Drive, Maryville, Friday afternoon was the result of car catching fire while in the garage, homeowner Carrol Hess said. Hess was in the kitchen reading when he heard smoke alarms go off around 1:30 p.m. He then tried to enter the garage but was met with a wall of black."

2021-04-23 - Tiny smoke particles could make wildfires particularly harmful to human health:

Quote: "'The size of that particulate [PM2.5] can, when you inhale it, go all the way to the base of your lungs and then cross over into your bloodstream,' Prunicki said. 'Once it's in the bloodstream, it can go to various organs and do all kinds of damage.'"

2021-04-23 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) spreading across canals off the Caloosahatchee River near coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2021-04-23 - Wildfire breaks out near I-40 in Cocke County (Tennessee):

2021-04-23 - Fishing ship 'Prometey' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Busan (South Korea):

Quote: "The 'Prometey' suffered a fire at the port of Busan while berthed at the Gamcheon pier No.7 on April 22, 2021, at 11.37 a.m. There were 38 crew members and workers on board when the fire broke out. All of them have been evacuated. By 2 p.m. the major fires had been extinguished and only smoke remained."

Note: This is the 219th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-04-23 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at facility in Madupalli (India):

2021-04-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-26 in Unicoi County (Tennessee):

2021-04-23 - Tractor bursts into flame in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Note: These are the 950th, 951st and 952nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-04-23 - Minibus bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Miami (Florida):

2021-04-23 - Van bursts into flame on Fenwick Road in Giffnock (Scotland):

2021-04-23 - Pickup truck and car destroyed by fire while parked at salvage yard in Phoenix (Arizona):

2021-04-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Bittner Road near Muldoon (Texas):

2021-04-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near sheriff's office in Madras (Oregon):

2021-04-23 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at home on Main Street in Emmon (Minnesota):

2021-04-23 - Car bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM while parked at home on Prathersville Road near Columbia (Missouri):

2021-04-23 - Car bursts into flame just before 5 AM on Clement Avenue in Kelowna (Canada):

2021-04-23 - Car bursts into flame on Blaby Road in South Wigston (Britain):

2021-04-23 - Car bursts into flame on Upper Elmers End Road in Eden Park (Britain):

2021-04-23 - Car bursts into flame on Hull Road in coastal Saltend (Britain):

Quote: "Hull Road, Saltend. Fri 23 Apr 2021 11:24 (No:007270) Car fire. Crews extinguished using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. Bolt croppers also in use."

2021-04-23 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Sandington Drive in Northwich (Britain):

2021-04-23 - Two RV trailers destroyed by fire at Paradise Lake and Campground in Keeling (Virginia):

2021-04-23 - RV trailer bursts into flame at Riverside Resort in coastal Qualicum Beach (Canada), 1 injured:

2021-04-23 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 2:30 AM at home on Gerstmar Road in Kelowna (Canada):

2021-04-23 - Two vehicles and six mobile homes destroyed by fire in Chaparral (New Mexico):

Quote: "A fire in Chaparral destroyed six mobile homes and two vehicles deemed a complete loss, it is said high winds helped spread the flames."

2021-04-23 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on North Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights (Illinois):

2021-04-23 - Outbuilding destroyed by fire at home on Shull Island in Lake Murray (South Carolina):

2021-04-23 - Home damaged by fire at 2:21 AM on North Maple Avenue in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2021-04-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Calico Road in Loris (South Carolina):

2021-04-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Briarbrook Lane in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island):

2021-04-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Courtland Street in Richmond (Virginia):

2021-04-23 - Twelve homes destroyed by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2021-04-23 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2021-04-23 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Hixson (Tennessee):

2021-04-23 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at Baxter Street and Library Avenue in Rutland (Vermont):

2021-04-23 - Vacant home burns shortly before 6:30 AM on Mariposa Street in La Mesa (California):

2021-04-23 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM on South Harding Avenue in the Little Village area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:;-4-displaced-cpd/10540009/

2021-04-23 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:19 AM on Pickering Street in Parkersburg (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2021-04-23 - Deadly fire rips through hospital at 3 AM on the outskirts of coastal Mumbai (India), 13 killed:

2021-04-23 - Vacant home burns just after 5 AM on Witcher Creek Road in Kanawha County (West Virginia):

2021-04-23 - Fish found dead for the third time in three months in the New River in Belize:

2021-04-23 - Man and woman found dead at home in Simcoe (Canada):

2021-04-23 - Woman, 31, dies after being pulled from the water off coastal Key Largo (Florida):

2021-04-23 - Man found dead in the water in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

Quote: "According to information provided by Panama City Beach, the death initially appeared to be a drowning, but it could also be a 'medical event.'"

2021-04-23 - Man, 73, falls into pond and dies in Arlington (Massachusetts):,40191

Quote: "Detective Sgt. Brian Beckman said it is unknown if the man suffered a medical issue prior to falling into the water. The man was on a paddleboat, maintaining the pond."

2021-04-23 - Person found dead in water at construction site in Buckhead (Georgia):

2021-04-23 - Woman found dead in the St. Francis River off Highway 121 in Lee County (Arkansas):

2021-04-23 - Woman found dead near hotel in the Town of Burke (Wisconsin):

2021-04-23 - Man, 58, found dead near Mill Road in Moncton (Canada):

2021-04-23 - Man, 48, drops dead in septic tank in coastal Baclayon (Philippine Islands):

2021-04-23 - Man, 50, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck slams into motorcycle, in House Springs (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Hillsboro man was killed Friday when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle driven by a man having a medical emergency, the Missouri Highway Patrol said."

2021-04-23 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into McDonald's, in Bellefontaine (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver suffering a medical emergency struck McDonald's, 1780 South Main Street, Friday afternoon around 4:30."

2021-04-23 - Small plane crashes near Winslow (Arizona), 2 killed:

2021-04-23 - Military helicopter crashes into home, bursts into flame, near Harare (Zimbabwe), 4 killed, 2 injured:

2021-04-23 - Tractor trailer crashes into median barrier at 2:40 AM, bursts into flame, on I-64 in Barboursville (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2021-04-23 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on Dug Gap Road in Dalton (Georgia):

2021-04-23 - Car veers off road just before 7 AM, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, on Highway 11 near Gravenhurst (Canada), 1 injured:

2021-04-23 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Greenfield Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officials believe he may have had a medical incident prior to the accident."

2021-04-23 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Berlin (Connecticut):

2021-04-23 - Sinkhole opens near hospital in Maidstone (Britain):

2021-04-23 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides displace hundreds of people in Quiché (Guatemala):

2021-04-23 - Powerful storm rips roofs off buildings in Gaziantep (Turkey):

2021-04-23 - Waterspouts spotted amid freaky weather in the Bahamas:

2021-04-23 - Meteor spotted over Surfers Paradise (Australia):


  1. Starvation Sunday Jonny, all.

    Good quote.

    'Major incident' declared over wildfire in Northern Ireland [~ 2.75 min. video]

    A 'major incident' has been declared in Northern Ireland over a wildfire burning in an area of outstanding natural beauty. More than 70 firefighters were involved Saturday in trying to contain the wildfire, while helicopters from both Britain and Ireland are set to join the effort. The wildfire started on Friday morning in the Slieve Donard area — the highest point in Northern Ireland, with a peak of 850 meters (2,780 feet).

    Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most

    Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end the state’s mask mandate and allow most businesses to function at 100 percent capacity.

    The response from the corporate media and the Left was predictable. California governor Gavin Newsom declared the move “absolutely reckless.” Beto O’Rourke called the GOP a “cult of death.” Joe Biden called the move “Neanderthal thinking.” Keith Olbermann insisted, “Texas has decided to join the side of the virus” and suggested Texans shouldn’t be allowed to take the covid vaccine. Vanity Fair ran an article with the title “Republican Governors Celebrate COVID Anniversary with Bold Plan to Kill Another 500,000 Americans.”

    Other states have followed in Texas’s wake, and Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia are now all states where covid restrictions range from weak to nonexistent.

    these predictions about Texas’s fate have proven to be spectacularly wrong. Moreover, many of the states with the worst growth in covid cases—and the worst track records in overall death counts—have been states that have had some of the harshest lockdowns. The failure of the lockdown narrative in this case has been so overwhelming that last week, when asked about the Texas situation, Anthony Fauci could only suggest a few unconvincing lines about how maybe Texans are voluntarily wearing masks and locking down more strenuously than people in other states. In Fauci's weak-sauce explanation we see a narrative that simply fails to explain the actual facts of the matter. [more]

    [2nd section queued]

  2. New study on face-masks highlights problems with safety and efficacy

    A new study on face masks highlight their inefficacy, lack of safety and ability to cause physiological, psychological and long-term health problems, which may culminate in immune suppression, worsened chronic disease, accelerated aging and premature death

    Baruch Vainshelboim, who works with the cardiology division at Stanford's Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in California, is among the latest to sound the alarm that face masks should be avoided for the general public.

    It's not simply an issue of whether or not they "work" - though as he writes, "scientific evidence supporting facemasks' efficacy is lacking" - or that wearing something is better than nothing because, as noted by Vainshelboim, "adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established."[i] [more]

    [Covid hospitals: come for the "care", stay for your cremation!]
    82 dead in fire after 'oxygen tanks explode' at Covid hospital in Iraq

    A fire that ravaged a Covid-19 hospital in Iraq's capital killed 82 people pre-dawn Sunday, sparking angry calls for officials to be sacked in a country with long-dilapidated health infrastructure.
    Many of the victims were on respirators when the blaze at Baghdad's Ibn al-Khatib hospital started with an explosion caused by "a fault in the storage of oxygen cylinders", medical sources told AFP.

    "The hospital had no fire protection system and false ceilings allowed the flames to spread to highly flammable products," Iraq's civil defence arm said.

    Many "victims died because they had to be moved and were taken off ventilators, while the others were suffocated by the smoke," it added.

    At least 23 deaths were reported by medics in the immediate aftermath of the fire, with an official toll of 82 killed and 110 wounded announced later by the interior ministry.

    Videos on social media showed firefighters battling to put out the blaze as patients and their relatives tried to flee the building.

    "It was the people (civilians) who got the wounded out," Amir, 35, told AFP, saying he saved his hospitalised brothers "by the skin of his teeth".

    One of the victims of the fire, Ali Ibrahim, 52, had been treated for Covid-19 at Ibn al-Khatib and was buried by his family on Sunday at Zaafaraniya, a neighbourhood near the hospital.

    "He had just spent 12 days in hospital and was due to be discharged on Saturday evening after recovering. He was just waiting for the result of the last Covid-19 test," one of his relatives told AFP.
    [more; sounds a lot like a JJFH event]

    [3rd part awaits]

  3. [Placebo effect in reverse?]
    140 patients injected with saline instead of Pfizer vaccine 'by mistake' in France

    Dozens of people [140 people] due to be vaccinated against Covid-19 using the Pfizer-BioNtTech jab were injected with normal saline instead as the result of an unexplained blunder by French medical workers

    The error is therefore not expected to result in any serious health consequences.

    The medical workers realized their mistake the following day and swiftly contacted those who had received normal saline shots instead of coronavirus vaccines. The patients were invited to talk to a doctor who could answer their questions, and make a new vaccination appointment.

    Some of the affected patients received their real Covid-19 jabs on Friday, while the rest will have to wait until midweek to finally get vaccinated, France Bleu reported.

    The health authorities said that they've investigated the incident, but haven't explained how such a mistake was possible. A special medical officer was assigned to monitor the vaccination process at Reims University Hospital to ensure it continues to run smoothly, they added. [more]

    [Jonny; you're more familiar with net and its workings, any ideas?]
    The big Pentagon internet mystery now partially solved

    A very strange thing happened on the internet the day President Joe Biden was sworn in. A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank announced to the world's computer networks that it was now managing a colossal, previously idle chunk of the internet owned by the U.S. Department of Defense.

    [in a similar article at, they say this: The questions that started to surface included: Who is AS8003? Why are they announcing huge amounts of IPv4 space belonging to the U.S. Department of Defense?

    And perhaps most interestingly, why did it come alive within the final three minutes of the Trump administration?]

    That real estate has since more than quadrupled to 175 million addresses — about 1/25th the size of the current internet.

    "It is massive. That is the biggest thing in the history of the internet," said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Kentik, a network operating company. It's also more than twice the size of the internet space actually used by the Pentagon.

    Incorporated in Delaware and registered by a Beverly Hills lawyer, Global Resource Systems LLC now manages more internet space than China Telecom, AT&T or Comcast. [more; read both articles, i don't get it]

    [an article in today's post mentions particulates; applies here]
    Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan erupts sending smoke over 2.3 kilometers into the air

    [4th selection below]

  4. [while today in politics]
    Confirmation of top Biden scientist delayed over ties to Jeffrey Epstein

    Questions over Eric Lander’s association with Epstein have delayed his nomination to be director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Politico reported. [more]

    [this couldn't have been fun]
    Woman Swallowed By Python As She Checked On Her Cornfield

    A woman in Indonesia was swallowed whole by a python as she checked on her cornfields last week.

    100 villagers from Persiapan Lawela searched the area and found a 23 foot-long snake [that's fucking BIG] with a very swollen belly. The villagers killed the snake, cut it open, and found Wa [Tiba] inside. [more]

    [from Yahoo, a mainstream media source]
    Joe Biden abandons pledge to govern for all America as one-term president rushes through laws

    Nick Allen
    Sat, April 24, 2021, 10:46 AM
    President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh - Evan Vucci /AP
    President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh - Evan Vucci /AP

    Joe Biden has been accused of abandoning his commitment to governing for all Americans as he rapidly pushes through policy in the face of an increasingly hostile Republican Party.

    As the president approaches his first 100 days in office, he is pushing for bills on everything from climate change to tax hikes to police reform.

    But his failure to reconcile with Republicans has even taken some in his own party by surprise.

    One moderate Democrats close to Mr Biden said he had become too eager to please the Left wing of his own party at the expense of attempting to heal the divide in a post-Trump America.

    Mr Trump predicted a crisis would ensue at the Mexico border, and that has come to pass with tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America, and Mr Biden's administration scrambling for places to house them.

    critics say Mr Biden has been what Republicans accused him of in the election campaign - a moderate front for a very radical agenda.

    Mr Biden plans to pay for this colossal spending splurge with tax hikes, including raising corporation tax from 21 per cent to 28 per cent, a move which has even unsettled moderate Democrats.

    Investors will be hammered with a near doubling in capital gains tax, to as high as 43.4 per cent.

    This week Mr Biden also announced radical new climate change goals - cutting US greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 - which Republican opponents called "beyond destructive".
    [more; both parties work for corporate America and Wall Street]

    U.S. appeals court denies Dakota Access rehearing request, environmental review to continue

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday denied Dakota Access LLC's petition for a rehearing of a court decision that canceled a key permit for its oil pipeline and ordered an environmental review, court documents show.

    The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia means the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) technically is still trespassing on federal land because it does not have a permit to cross under the Dakotas' Lake Oahe. The line is currently operating indefinitely but will be reassessed once the environmental review of the line is completed in March 2022. [more; the pipeline people moved into our state in a big way and met little resistance until shit started happening - now they're temporarily shut down]

    [section 5 next]

  5. [Hey, let's go to the beach!]
    Areas near beaches crawling with ticks that cause Lyme disease, new research finds

    Beachgoers may have felt safe from Lyme disease, but a new study suggests those heading to the shore also need to keep a careful eye out for disease-carrying ticks.

    Researchers in California were surprised to find just as many adult black-legged ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme, in areas of grass and scrub leading to the beach they did as in the woodland habitats in the northwestern part of the state. [more; they're at epidemic levels here - probably 40% or more living in my county have or have had Lyme (including me)]

    Wildfire-fighting plane is shut down as fire season begins

    Tara Lee, a spokeswoman for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, said via email Friday that the state’s Department of Natural Resources was alerted to the shutdown of the worlds’ largest firefighting plane called the Global SuperTanker.

    The decision to cease the SuperTanker’s operations was first reported by Fire Aviation, an industry website that reported an email was sent this week to officials in Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the U.S. government saying that the investor group that owns the plane was shutting it down.

    A spokesman for company that operates the plane, Global SuperTanker Services LLC, declined to comment Friday.

    The Global SuperTanker is a converted Boeing 747 plane that can dump up to 19,200 gallons (72,678 liters) of water or flame retardant in just six seconds and fly as low as 200 feet (61 meters) above the ground to do its work. It can be refilled in just 13 minutes. [more]

    Millions of Americans brace for severe weather [77 sec. lead-in video]

    At least five tornadoes touched down in parts of Northern Texas in the past 24 hours. Dangerous storms are expected to continue pushing east. Jeff Berardelli has more. [more; heads up Fran and Mike D.]

    [from It's About Fucking Time! news]
    Nestle told to stop spring water diversions in San Bernardino Forest

    California's Water Resources Control Board on Friday asked Nestle to stop unauthorized natural spring water diversions in the San Bernardino Forest after a probe revealed multiple violations and depletion of resources.

    The order is in response to several water rights complaints and an online petition against Nestle Waters North America starting in 2015, which led to drinking water supply shortages and impacted environmental resources. [more; ASKS?! Put the fuckers behind bars!]

    [6th installment follows]

  6. This nationwide food brand just recalled every single one of its products

    When a company has to recall a product it is often pretty serious. That’s especially true when the product is a food item that may contain a harmful pathogen. Typically, just one type of food is affected; a produce company might recall lettuce but still sell tomatoes that are perfectly safe, for example. Unfortunately for Jule’s Foods, a California-based food producer that sells its goods across the country, it has been forced to recall not one, not two, but all of its food products due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

    In a new recall bulletin posted by the FDA, Jule’s Foods explains that the FDA has identified Salmonella in its brie cheese products containing cashews. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t been able to isolate the source. As a result, Jule’s Foods is recalling all of its brie products as well as its artichoke dip and vegan ranch dressing. The five products constitute the entirety of Jule’s Foods offerings, which means the company’s entire line has been deemed a potential hazard. [more]

    [from No Shit Sherlock! and Where The Hell Have YOU Been? news]
    Dem Rep. Says Nine-Year-Old Daughter Terrified of Climate Change: ‘We’re All Going to Die Soon’

    Representative Katie Porter (D., Calif.) said during a Thursday hearing with climate activist Greta Thunberg that her nine-year-old daughter is worried “the Earth is on fire and we’re all going to die soon” because of climate change.

    “I told my nine-year-old daughter that I was going to be speaking with you and I said, ‘what do you think about the climate change, climate change?’ And she said ‘the Earth is on fire and we’re all going to die soon,’ Porter told Thunberg. “And I asked her how that made her feel and she said it made her feel ‘angry.’”

    Representative Katie Porter (D., Calif.) said during a Thursday hearing with climate activist Greta Thunberg that her nine-year-old daughter is worried “the Earth is on fire and we’re all going to die soon” because of climate change.

    “I told my nine-year-old daughter that I was going to be speaking with you and I said, ‘what do you think about the climate change, climate change?’ And she said ‘the Earth is on fire and we’re all going to die soon,’ Porter told Thunberg. “And I asked her how that made her feel and she said it made her feel ‘angry.’”

    The Democrat continued by asking Thunberg how she can help her daughter and other young people “bear the emotional toll of the actions we’re taking, fossil fuel companies are taking, to destroy our planet.”

    “I know that there are many young people who feel angry and sad because of all the things that some people are doing to this planet,” Thunberg answered. “That’s very understandable. It would be strange if we didn’t feel that way, because then we wouldn’t have any empathy.” She urged Porter to tell her daughter to “take action herself because that will make her feel so much better, that’s what it did to me at least.” Thunberg explained that activism is “the best medication against anger and anxiety.” [more; atta way Greta]

    [7th comment upcoming]

  7. [from Crockashit news]
    Resilient redwood forest a beacon of hope for California

    Eight months after a lightning siege ignited more than 650 wildfires in Northern California, the state’s oldest park — which was almost entirely ablaze — is doing what nature does best: recovering. [more; yeah, until THIS year's or NEXT year's lightning strike fires]

    Maybe Handing Over America’s National Parks Is a Bad Idea

    white settlers and arms of the U.S. government violently drove the Native American tribes off their land and created national parks on this territory starting in the 19th century. The details of these campaigns are jarring.

    The proposed solution is made plain: “For Native Americans, there can be no better remedy for the theft of land than land. And for us, no lands are as spiritually significant as the national parks. They should be returned to us. Indians should tend — and protect and preserve — these favored gardens again.”

    To be sure, it is indisputable that as part of the formation and expansion of the United States, the tribes were forced off their lands, killed, humiliated, and swindled. [more; author, of course, argues against giving up what we STOLE; like the Syrian oil we're stealing now; he should just be honest and say NO, we're THIEVES and GREEDY and we aren't returning shit]

    [because we treat our environment like ... shit]
    Sickened NC-SC homeowners seek governor’s help as foul odor gags neighborhoods

    Homeowners in parts of south Charlotte and Upstate South Carolina said a pungent odor continued wafting into their neighborhoods in recent days, infiltrating their homes and causing headaches and sore throats.

    ‘I’m nauseous from this,’ a Clover, S.C., woman reported this week on a Facebook page dedicated to the odor. The page had 971 members as of Saturday morning.

    “The smell has filled my house and woken me up out of my sleep this morning,” a Rock Hill, S.C., resident reported on the site Saturday morning. “Smells like soured laundry.”

    South Carolina environmental health officials believe a paper mill in Catawba, S.C., is the likely culprit. But company officials have denied the claim, and state regulators on Friday said their investigation continues.

    Residents reported “odors of rotten eggs, sewage/sewer gas, cabbage, paper mill smells, chemical, etc.,” Renee Shealy, chief of the S.C. Bureau of Environmental Health Services, wrote to New-Indy on April 9.

    S.C. investigators found that the New-Indy Containerboard plant in Catawba is a “significant contributor” to the odors, Shealy wrote.

    “Weston Solutions personnel did not detect off-site, mill-type odors, but did detect odors from a fire, and sewage-related odors,” Hobson wrote [more]

  8. That's huge transfer of internet IP addresses is very suspicious. Here's some more about that:

    What they don't mention is that that kind of thing has to be approved by the Secretary of Defense. That transfer of control over internet addresses was probably okayed by Christopher C. Miller, who Trump appointed as acting Secretary of Defense and who served from November 9, 2020 to January 20, 2021. (Trump liked using 'acting' roles, unconfirmed by the Senate, so as to evade accountability.) That guy had the job for 72 days.

    If you read the story, the company that now has control over that swath of IP addresses is based in Plantation, Florida and didn't exist until last fall. It uses a box office as an address. It shares info with an email spam company from the early 2000s though.

    If I had to guess, then this is some scam to bilk money from the government dreamed up in the last days by either Christopher Miller or (more likely) Trump. Plantation, Florida is trump country. Christopher Miller had to be in on it at least insofar as okaying it though, but it's possible he was just 'following orders' and didn't look too closely. Also, so far as I know, Christopher Miller isn't under financial stress while Trump is. Odds are this was a last-minute Trump scheme to potentially bilk the government of millions of dollars, if not billions.