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“It Looks Like A War Zone” – Californians Describe Thomas Fire’s Devastation

Now the third-largest wildfire in California history, the Thomas Fire has blazed through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since it exploded into existence two weeks ago under mysterious circumstances. With Cal Fire ordering thousands more people in Santa Barbara to evacuate as dry conditions and powerful winds help feed the flames, which were barely 40% contained as of Sunday. Twelve thousand people were evacuated in Santa Barbara County, with animals at the local zoo threatened as well....

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30,000 Evacuated As SoCal Wildfires Rage: “Prospects For Containment Are Not Good”

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency in Ventura County due to the Thomas Fire. “This fire is very dangerous and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got,” Brown said.   “It's critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so.” As SHTFplan.com's Mac Slavo details, over 27,000 people have been evacuated and 150 structures destroyed in another raging fire in California....

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A Swarm Of Earthquakes Beneath The San Andreas Fault Is Making Scientists Nervous

Warner Bros Pictures might want to rethink the shooting of San Andreas II – the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster about a massive earthquake striking the San Francisco Bay Area that starred the Rock, Paul Giamatti and a host of other A-list actors. Because if the US Geological Survey’s worst fears are confirmed, the seismic devastation depicted in the film might hit a little too close to home. According to the      Daily Mail, 134 earthquakes have hammered a...

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Russia Confirms Toxic Cloud Of “Extremely High” Radiation; Source Remains A Mystery

One month after a mysterious radiation cloud was observed over Europe, whose source remained unknown last week speculation emerged that it may have been the result of a "nuclear accident" in Russia or Kazakhstan, on Tuesday Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed the previous reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains. In a statement, the Russian Meteorological Service said that it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and...

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Nebraska Regulators Approve Keystone Pipeline Route Days After South Dakota Leak, Shutdown

TransCanada received its final required pipeline route approval, winning Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state... just days after a 5,000 barrel spill in South Dakota shut the pipeline. The decision will almost certainly be challenged in court. Just a few short days after 210,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in South Dakota, Bloomberg reports that Nebraska's Public Service Commission voted three to two Monday, removing one...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Shut Down After 5,000-Barrel Spill In South Dakota

Well this is awkward.  After months/years of protests targeting the Keystone XL pipeline from environmentalists worried about oil spills, TransCanada has now been forced to shut down the pipeline following...drum roll please...a 5,000 barrel oil spill in South Dakota.  According to The Hill, the pipeline was taken offline at 6am this morning following a leak that was discovered about 35 miles south of a pumping station in Marshall County, South Dakota. Workers took the...

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US Industrial Production Jumps In October – Remains Below 2014 Peak

After August's shocking plunge in Industrial Production - assumed away as storm-related -September and now October rebounded notably MoM (+0.9% vs +0.5% exp)... as Manufacturing resurged 1.3% MoM - the most since 2010. However, excluding the effects of the hurricanes, the index for total output advanced about 0.3 percent in October, and the index for manufacturing advanced about 0.2 percent. In other words, the hurricanes contributed 6% of the rebound in IP... so we're gonna need...

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Millions Face Starvation In Yemen Due To US-Ally Saudi Arabia’s Blockade

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Two years ago, German intelligence warned the world of the unique risks Saudi Arabia posed to the region. I covered it at the time in the post, German Intelligence Warns – Saudi Arabia to Play “Destabilizing Role” in the Middle East. Here’s an excerpt: Saudi Arabia is at risk of becoming a major destabilizing influence in the Arab world, German intelligence has warned.   Internal power...

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“More Than 200” Dead After Tunnel Collapses At North Korean Nuclear Test Site

North Korean nuclear scientists apparently ignored warnings from a group of Chinese colleaugues who briefed them back in September that the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site was slowly imploding following the country’s sixth nuclear test, which involved a 100-kiloton hydrogen bomb roughly seven times more powerful than the weapon dropped by the US on Hiroshima in 1945. As Japanese TV station Asahi TV reported Tuesday, more than 200 North Koreans were killed earlier this month...

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