Monday, May 10, 2021

Event Update For 2021-05-09

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

2021-05-09 - Truck bursts into flame and burns four children to death while parked near home in Alwar (India):

Quote: "Jaipur: Four children, aged seven to nine years, died after a truck in which they were playing caught fire in Alwar's Almada village late on Saturday. The deceased children, Aman, Shahrukh, Arzi and Faizan, were from an extended family. The truck was owned by their family and was parked a little distance away from their home."

Quote: "The incident happened in Chauma village on Saturday and it seems that a short circuit caused the fire, Ramgarh Station House Officer (SHO) Ramniwas Meena said. Three of the children died during treatment on Saturday night, while one passed away on Sunday, he said."

2021-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop, fire spreads, business destroyed, in Joplin (Missouri):

Quote: "A column of smoke could be seen for miles around as fire destroyed the Green Flag Auto and Dent Shop, 4887 E. Seventh St., Joplin, and at least two vehicles inside."

Quote: "King said the business owner, Brad Baird, told him he believed the fire started in one of the vehicles parked inside the business. 'He saw it on one of his security cameras and the fire was burning in one of the vehicles,' King said."

2021-05-09 - Sand dune fire breaks out alone beach near the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2021-05-09 - At least four wildfires burn across Arizona:

2021-05-09 - List of major consumer goods affected by supply chain interruptions:

2021-05-09 - Brush fire breaks out in the Spanish Lakes area in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2021-05-09 - Brush fire breaks out along I-95 in coastal Waterford (Connecticut):

2021-05-09 - Brush fire breaks out along the Jordan River near Salt Lake City (Utah):

Quote: "Officials report that dry grass and old oak were feeding the flames along the riverbank."

2021-05-09 - Tanker ship 'Wisdom' bursts into flame off coastal Banias (Syria):

Quote: "Tanker WISDOM, anchored off Banias, Syria, reportedly suffered fire in engine room in the afternoon May 9, which was quickly put out by the crew. Muhammad al-Sousi, a director in the Syrian Company for Oil Transport, told the Syrian Arab News Agency that the explosions were caused by an engine malfunction."

2021-05-09 - Boat explodes into flame at dock on Lake Lanier (Georgia), 6 injured:

2021-05-09 - Boat bursts into flame on the Hillsborough River at Lowry Park in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Note: These are the 259th, 260th and 261st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-80 near Gold Run (California):

2021-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Primm (Nevada):

2021-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 in Warrick County (Indiana):

2021-05-09 - Three semi tractors go up in flames while parked on West James Street in coastal Kent (Washington):

Note: These are the 1050th, 1051st, 1052nd, 1053rd, 1054th and 1055th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-05-09 - RV bursts into flame at business in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

Note: This is the 156th RV to burn in 2021...

2021-05-09 - Van bursts into flame at 1:49 AM off Hills Lane Drive in Madeley (Britain):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot on Freedom Boulevard in Lawrence Township (New Jersey):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-39 in Madison (Wisconsin):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on highway in St. Joseph County (Indiana):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home on Yearley Road in Huntsville (Canada):

2021-05-09 - Car bursts into flame inside garage in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2021-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Schoeneck Road in West Cocalico Township (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-09 - Trucks and fencing company warehouse destroyed by fire in Madison County (Illinois):

Quote: "The warehouse where the fire broke out had propane tanks and trucks inside."

2021-05-09 - Three semi trailers and new sawmill destroyed by fire near Cornell (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Boulding says the building is a complete loss. Three semi trailers next to the sawmill also were destroyed."

2021-05-09 - Three vans, car, quad bike and fence panels go up in flames at 1:17 AM in coastal Poole (Britain):

Quote: "Two crews from Hamworthy and Poole are currently in attendance at a fire involving fence panels, three vans, one car and a quad bike on land used for vehicle storage in Hamilton Road."

2021-05-09 - Barn destroyed by fire on Prairie Road in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2021-05-09 - Barn destroyed by fire on Cap Elsa Road in Sale Creek (Tennessee):

2021-05-09 - Historic church destroyed by massive fire on Keystone Street in the Tacony area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-09 - Sanitarium heavily damaged by fire in Statesboro (Georgia), nobody there:

2021-05-09 - Courthouse destroyed by fire in Lac-St-Jean (Canada):

2021-05-09 - Home damaged by fire on NW 57th Street in the Ballard area in coastal Seattle (Washington), 2 injured:

2021-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Marwood Drive in Mansfield (Ohio):

2021-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire on 57th Avenue in coastal Oakland (California):

2021-05-09 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in Warren (Michigan):

2021-05-09 - Townhome complex heavily damaged by fire on Vista Horizon Street in coastal Mountain View (California):

2021-05-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 12:44 AM in Scott (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2021-05-09 - Vacant home burns on Bowman Avenue in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2021-05-09 - Vacant home burns at 4:44 AM in Bryson City (North Carolina):

2021-05-09 - Tiger found dead in sitting position in Kanha National Park (India):

2021-05-09 - Dolphin washes ashore dead in coastal Kuakata (Bangladesh):

Quote: "This is the second dolphin that sea waves brought to the Kuakata shore in a month. Three whales had also washed ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach since April 9."

2021-05-09 - Brothers, 26 and 32, die foaming at the mouth near each other in Dhapti (India):

Quote: "The bodies of two brothers were found in their house in Bageshwar's Dhapti village under mysterious circumstances. Both of them had foam coming out from their mouth and their bodies were found just 100 metres away from each other."

2021-05-09 - Three children, 10, 12 and 12, found dead in dam reservoir in Jharkand (India):

2021-05-09 - Man, 60, has heart problems while swimming and dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

Quote: "The medical examiner's office has yet to determine the cause of death, according to investigators. But, the law firm said it appeared he died of a cardiac issue while swimming."

2021-05-09 - Woman found dead at 6:20 AM near South Orange Avenue and Sixth Street in Taft (Florida):

2021-05-09 - Man, 46, dies in the Neuse River at Busco Beach in Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2021-05-09 - Man found dead along the Merrimack River in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2021-05-09 - Man, 75, jumps into the water and dies in Joe Pool Lake (Texas):

2021-05-09 - Man has 'medical emergency' and dies at jail in El Paso County (Colorado):

Quote: "The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says there was a medical emergency in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail. It happened early Sunday morning on May 9th around 12:45am. A male was found in his cell unresponsive and not breathing."

2021-05-09 - Taxi driver, man, 45, has 'medical issue' and dies, taxi veers off road, in Canton (Ohio):

Quote: "A taxi driver found dead in his vehicle Sunday likely suffered a medical issue, officials said Monday. The taxi was found Sunday afternoon on the north side of the 400 block of Tuscarawas Street E, partly in the street and partly on the sidewalk. The driver was identified as Jeremy Daniels, 45."

2021-05-09 - Man, 58, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in the Quinebaug River in New London County (Connecticut):

2021-05-09 - Man, 70, found dead in Lake Shelbyville (Illinois):

2021-05-09 - Man found dead in ditch in Orangeburg (South Carolina):

2021-05-09 - Man, 31, found dead in the Red River in Winnipeg (Canada):

2021-05-09 - Man, 55, dies after being found face-down in the water at beach on coastal Leguan Island (Guyana):

Quote: "They first found his blue pants on the seawall, and as they looked further, they found Rampersaud floating face down."

2021-05-09 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead on Nevells Road in Letchworth (Britain):

Quote: "We are currently assisting the ambulance service at the scene of a medical episode in Nevells Road..."

2021-05-09 - Man, 35, former soccer player, found dead in Oswaldtwistle (Britain):

2021-05-09 - Person has 'medical emergency' on boat near coastal Little River (South Carolina):

Quote: "One person has been taken to the hospital on Sunday after a medical call from approximately 2.5 miles offshore on a boat, according to Horry County Fire Rescue."

2021-05-09 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes, in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police did not release further details about the individual, who they believe suffered a medical episode prior to the crash, they said."

2021-05-09 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Rapid City (South Dakota), engine failure:

2021-05-09 - Small plane crashes into field between Ashford and Maidstone (Britain):

2021-05-09 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, on I-10 in Chandler (Arizona):

2021-05-09 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Arcadia (Florida), 1 killed:

2021-05-09 - Pickup truck overturns at 4:24 AM in Lufkin (Texas), 1 killed:

2021-05-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Riverton (Utah):

Quote: "Fire crews believe a medical condition may have caused the driver to lose control, but McFarland said that can’t be confirmed since the driver, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle, was not transported to the hospital."

2021-05-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, on Woodbine Street SE in Roanoke (Virginia):

2021-05-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into guardrail, in Tustin (California), 1 killed:

2021-05-09 - Lightning strike kills 4 children, 4 more injured, in Jharkhand (India):

2021-05-09 - Lightning strike kills elephant in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

2021-05-09 - Lightning strike kills 43 goats in coastal Gujarat (India):

2021-05-09 - Artificial intelligence is developing a sense of smell:


  1. Top o' the marnin' Tuesday Jonny, everyone.

    Still cool around here as things continue going up in flames in the state.

    Sand dune fire was of the dry grasses that grow on it (i thought it was the SAND by the headline - then we'd REALLY be in trouble, though this is bad enough).

    People still go into the water in India?

    Another long list of people dropping dead on this day.

    Giant sinkholes lead to the closure of two major roads in Gauteng and Western Cape, South Africa

    Last week's heavy rains exacerbated collapsing infrastructure problems in South Africa's Gauteng and Western Cape, leading to the closure of two major roads. The storm left 2 people dead, 2 missing, more than 60 rescued and hundreds evacuated. [more]

    Water reservoirs drop to critical levels as Taiwan suffers worst drought on record

    Taiwan’s water reservoirs have dropped to critical levels in May 2021 in what is now the country's worst drought in 56 years. The government has allotted money to explore new sources of water and is using geoengineering planes to dump cloud-seeding chemicals in hopes of triggering rain. The country's central regions are the worst affected, with water reservoirs currently below 10%. [more]

    California declares drought emergency across vast swath of state

    California has expanded a drought emergency declaration to a large swath of the nation's most populated state amid "acute water supply shortages" in northern and central parts of California.

    The declaration, expanded by Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, now includes 41 of 58 counties, covering 30% of California's nearly 40 million people. The US drought monitor shows most of the state and the American west is in extensive drought just a few years after California emerged from a punishing multiyear dry spell. [more]

    Heavy rains leave 25 people dead, more than 150 000 at risk in days ahead, Somalia

    Heavy rains lashed many parts of Somalia over the past few days, triggering flash floods that affected around 25 000 people and killed at least 25. This included nine children who died due to flooding in Banadir on Friday, May 7, 2021, and six others in Mogadishu on Saturday, May 8. More inundations are expected along the Shabelle River in the coming days, putting at least 150 000 people at risk. [more]

    [new driving hazard!]
    Lightning sends chunk of I-10 through truck's windshield in Walton County, Florida

    Two people were injured by lightning in Walton County, Florida, just after 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. The way in which they sustained their injuries just probably isn't what you're thinking.

    As heavy thunderstorms rolled through the Florida Panhandle, there were numerous lightning strikes occurring -- including plenty that were cloud-to-ground. One of those strikes happened to hit the eastbound side of I-10 around mile marker 81.

    Upon impact, the lightning strike sent a chunk of the interstate flying through the air.

    That debris went through the windshield of a Ford pickup traveling on I-10 before then exiting through the back window. Both the windshield and back window were shattered by the force of the impact. [more; jeez! not like you'd have any time to react]

    [2nd part below]

  2. [analysis]
    Mass deaths of reindeer on Yamal peninsula in Russia might be linked to climate change, scientists believe

    Thousands of domestic and wild animals perished because they couldn't get to forage locked under ice.

    'The perished reindeer were observed all around the northern tundra, among them were wild reindeer who also suffered from icing and lack of forage. Herders showed us that their hooves were worn out because they had to dig through ice so much', said researchers Alexandra Terekhina and Alexander Volkovitsky from the Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi, part of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology.

    By spring the number of animals that could have died from starvation was estimated in thousands.

    Several other cases of mass reindeer deaths caused by icy rains were reported this year in Norway and Sweden, with local authorities sending tonnes of forage to affected Arctic areas, and drafting programs of government support to herders. [more; video]

    Today the desert of Saudi Arabia looks like a big river! [~ 10 min. video]

    Bright meteor fireball lights up night sky over Minnesota [2 short videos]

    Yikes! Corn Prices Are Up Roughly 50% In 2021 As Americans Brace For Years Of Horrific Food Inflation

    Collectively, our leaders are literally committing economic malpractice, and if most Americans truly understood what was going on they would be out in the streets protesting against it.

    When you know what to look for, pretty soon you start realizing that corn is in the majority of our processed foods. They put it in bread, they put it in soda, they put it in baby formula, and food manufacturers are constantly coming up with new ways to stick it into even more products.

    Needless to say, this is absolutely horrible for our health, but that is a topic for another article.

    In this article, the point I am trying to make is that the price of corn is going to affect the price of most of the things that the average American buys at the grocery store, and at this point the price of corn is up “roughly 50%” so far in 2021 [more]

    Fauci: “Possible” Mask Mandates Could Last Indefinitely to Fight Flu

    Anthony Fauci told NBC’s Chuck Todd that it’s “possible” mask mandates could continue indefinitely in order to reduce seasonal flu infections. [fuck you, Fauci]

    “You know, that’s quite possible, I think people have gotten used to the fact that wearing masks, clearly if you look at the data, diminished respiratory diseases. We’ve had practically a nonexistent flu season this year, merely because people were doing the kinds of public health things that were directed predominantly against COVID-19,” responded Fauci. [more; lies - they reclassified normal flu as Covid to up the numbers for their agenda]

    [see 3rd comment (i'll try to keep track)]

  3. Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, May 8, 2021, #300​ ( Dane Wigington ) [~ 54. 3 min. video]

    More Russian Zombie Fires, Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Update with Margo [~ 70.3 min. video]

    Margo reviews methane data from CAMS & NOAA for Saturday, 5/8/21. She also shows the current state of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and looks at Climate Reanalyzer and recent earthquakes. Margo also shares a recent article regarding new Siberian zombie fires.

    [from It's About Time! news]
    Michigan governor orders Enbridge to shut down controversial Canadian oil pipeline

    Indian COVID Strain Declared "Global Concern" As Data Show It's Vaccine-Resistant

    During the WHO's Monday press conference, Maria Van Kerkhove, the scientist in charge of the agency's COVID-19 response, declared that COVID-19 variant B.1.617, which was first isolated in India and is believed to be driving that country's brutal second wave, is a "variant of global concern".

    There's apparently some new data that's presently being peer-reviewed which shows that B.1.617 is indeed more transmissible than earlier strains of the virus.

    Though examples of every major mutant strain have been discovered across India, local public health authorities have been growing increasingly concerned about B.1.617, suspecting that the variant strain might be even more infectious than B.1.1.7, the mutant strain otherwise known as "the Kent Strain", after the part of the UK where it was first identified. [more; so you'll need yet another vaccine]


    The PCR technology used in tests to detect viruses cannot distinguish between viruses capable of infecting cells and viruses that have been neutralized by the immune system and therefore these tests cannot be used to determine whether someone is contagious or not. RNA from viruses can often be detected for weeks (sometimes months) after the illness but does not mean that you are still contagious. There are also several scientific studies that suggest that the infectivity of covid-19 is greatest at the beginning of the disease period.

    The recommended criteria for assessing freedom from infection are therefore based on stable clinical improvement with freedom from fever for at least two days and that at least seven days have passed since the onset of symptoms. For those who have had more pronounced symptoms, at least 14 days after the illness and for the very sickest, individual assessment by the treating doctor. [more]

    [4th piece below]

  4. US Declares State Of Emergency To Keep Gasoline Flowing After Colonial Fails To Restart Hacked Pipeline

    The US government declared a state of emergency late on Sunday, lifting limits on the transport of fuels by road in a bid to keep gas supply lines open as fears of shortages spiked after the continued shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.

    The move lifted limits on the transport of fuels by road to ease the fallout from the continuing closure of the Colonial pipeline, which carries almost half the fuel consumed on the US East Coast, following a ransomware cyber attack on Friday.

    If the pipeline is not quickly reopened the impact on prices could become more severe in the coming days, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at data provider GasBuddy. “We’re realizing the gravity of it is maybe worse than what we’d expected,” said De Haan. “There’s still a little breathing room, we’re starting to run low on it. But Monday, Tuesday if there’s no news, you know we’re dealing with something fairly significant.” [more]
    Coral reefs could stop growing in 10 years unless greenhouse gases are significantly reduced, new study says

    The fate of coral reefs around the world remains grim should global warming continue at its current rate, according to new research.

    [well, since we're in mini-Ice Age (formerly GSM too) - no problem!]

    A team of researchers led by Christopher Cornwall, a marine botanist at the Victoria University of Wellington in Australia, analyzed data from 183 reefs worldwide to estimate the effects of ocean warming and acidification, which are posing increasing threats to underwater ecosystems.

    The calcifying coral reef taxa that constructs the calcium carbonate framework of the reef and cements it together are "highly sensitive" to ocean warming and acidification, the scientists said. Climate change affects both the abundance and the calcification rates, while ocean acidification, which is mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels, also reduces the calcification rates. [more]

    United States shares 'serious concerns' with Israel over planned evictions

    National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan called his Israeli counterpart on Sunday to let him know the United States has "serious concerns" over the planned evictions of Palestinian families from homes in East Jerusalem, the White House said in a statement. [more; to which the Israeli replied "stay in yer lane, bro" (jk)]

    [5th section next]

  5. [in Let's Pretend news]
    Biden HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological in New ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Rule Change

    The Biden administration is reversing a rule initiated by former President Donald Trump that defined “sex” as biological, in an effort to prevent “discrimination” against transgender people in health care practices, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday.

    The notice of enforcement, while not a binding federal rule, signals that the federal government will begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had. The change will likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients. [more]

    Biden Denies Workers Are Turning Down Jobs to Collect Unemployment — Then Announces Push to Make Them Stop

    President Biden on Monday claimed that generous unemployment benefits are not incentivizing people to remain out-of-work, arguing that Americans would return to the workforce for a “decent wage,” but nevertheless said that the administration would take action to push would-be workers to accept job offers instead of staying home.
    [see below; white man speaking with forked tongue]

    Biden: Unemployed must take suitable job if offered

    [nope - all ya gotta do is claim "i'm afraid of COVID!" and you're good to go]

    President Joe Biden says anyone collecting unemployment who gets offered a suitable job "must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits." (May 10)

    JOE BIDEN: We're going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment, who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits. There are a few COVID-19-related exceptions, so that people aren't forced to choose between their basic safety and a paycheck. But, otherwise, that's the law. [there ya go - how are you going to enforce it, ya stupid shit?!]

    22 million people lost their jobs in this pandemic, through no fault of their own. They lost their jobs to a virus and to a government that bungled its response to the crisis and failed to protect them. We still have eight million fewer jobs than we did when the pandemic started. And for many of those folks, unemployment benefits are a lifeline. [more; NO - now workers who lost their jobs DON'T BELIEVE the government's stance because through their POLICIES, they see that the government doesn't care as much about their lives as it does about BIG RETAIL (Amazon, Walmart etc. who had no problem staying open throughout)]

    [6th segment coming up]

  6. Demographic crisis hits China as population growth slips to lowest ever recorded

    China’s population growth has slipped to the lowest ever on record, forcing Communist Party leaders to contend with a demographic crisis hitting the world’s second-largest economy.

    The country’s population increased 5.38 per cent to 1.41 billion people in 2020, according to once-a-decade census results published by the government on Tuesday.

    That data also revealed that annual growth averaged just 0.53 per cent over the past decade, the slowest rate since 1953. [more]

    [from Nice People Doing Nice Things news]
    California man charged with using COVID loans to buy Ferrari

    A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to charges he obtained $5 million in federal coronavirus-relief loans for phony businesses and then used the money for lavish vacations and to buy a Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini, prosecutors said Monday.

    Mustafa Qadiri, 38, was arrested last week on suspicion of scheming to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program, which was implemented last year to help small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Qadiri, of Irvine, pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Qadiri's attorney, Bilal A. Essayli, declined further comment Monday. [more]

    [see 7th installment]

  7. 25 years in prison. $45 as compensation. NC is failing the wrongfully convicted

    [sue the fucking SHIT out of NC!]

    For nearly 25 years Howard Dudley sat in prison, wrongly incarcerated after only a 15-minute police investigation. This is not an exaggeration. Kinston Police investigators conducted only a single interview in the case. A more generous accounting would include collecting the report of the alleged crime, which would result in 40 minutes of total work for the officers whose investigation sent Mr. Dudley to prison for life.

    In 2016, Mr. Dudley’s conviction was vacated and he was exonerated after new evidence demonstrated his innocence. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons said, “Our system of justice failed Mr. Dudley, period. And I simply cannot in good faith, as an officer of the Court, and upholding the dignity of the legal system of North Carolina, Superior Court Division, let these convictions stand.”

    The justice system continues to fail Mr. Dudley. Despite his exoneration more than five years ago, he has received no compensation for his wrongful conviction beyond the $45 gate check all incarcerated people receive upon release. The reason is simple: to receive compensation from the state, he must first receive a pardon of innocence from the governor, an opaque, political process that has failed Mr. Dudley and others like him. [more; there's yer JUSTICE]

    Water wells are at risk of going dry in the US and worldwide

    As the drought outlook for the Western U.S. becomes increasingly bleak, attention is turning once again to groundwater – literally, water stored in the ground. It is Earth’s most widespread and reliable source of fresh water, but it’s not limitless.

    Wells that people drill to access groundwater supply nearly half the water used for irrigated agriculture in the U.S. and provide over 100 million Americans with drinking water. Unfortunately, pervasive pumping is causing groundwater levels to decline in some areas, including much of California’s San Joaquin Valley and Kansas’ High Plains. [more]

    Swimmer drowns at artificial beach in North Carolina, officials say

    A swimmer drowned at a man-made beach in North Carolina over the weekend, officials say.

    The 46-year-old man didn’t resurface after getting in the water and going under at Busco Beach in Goldsboro on Sunday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

    First responders found the man’s body after a “brief search,” officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    In April, a 21-year-old driving an ATV at Busco Beach died in a crash [more]

  8. Mornin'! Yeah I thought that sand fire was gas build up or emmision...kinda like a baby version of the Gates of Hell in the Middle East.

    I don't mind the mask thing or social distancing...something we're doing is working. I haven't been sick since Jan 2020 when I think probably had COVID19.