Mysterious fires

This page is about massive and suspicious fires with little or no explanation offered by the government.  More specifically, the incidents discussed on this page involve huge fires that started very suddenly, and were out of control before anyone realized the fires had even started.  Don't forget, we're living in the 21st century, and surveillance cameras surround almost every building in America, yet there's no footage available that shows a whole building bursting into flames like a box of matches.

All the incidents discussed on this page took place after Joe Biden was installed as POTUS.  Prior to that, I haven't found any news stories about major explosions and fires, especially affecting food-supply operations.

Incidents are listed below in reverse chronological order; that is, the newest material is at the top.

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Marion County, Illinois
May 30, 2024

Massive Fire Destroys a Top Producing US Poultry Farm.  The 60-year-old Wabash family Produce farm, Farina Farms near Marion, Illinois, lost millions of eggs and 1.2 million chickens to a massive fire on Wednesday night.  The property is in ruins and appears to be a complete loss.  The cause is undetermined, but it is under investigation.  Wabash Valley is one of the top 25 egg producers in the country.  The family company owns farms in three states and is the 21st largest egg producer in the country.  Last year, it expanded into DuBois County and made a deal with Tyson Foods to sell eggs.  A rash of fires affecting the US food supply in recent years has caused concern.  In late 2022 and early 2023, there were fires at dozens of farms and food-processing facilities across the US.  Tucker Carlson noted the large number affected.  [Video clip]  There's always insects and fake meat.

Massive fire breaks out at Illinois farm housing over 1 million chickens.  A poultry farm in southern Illinois housing at least 1 million chickens caught fire Wednesday night killing mass amounts of poultry and causing significant property damage, reports say.  Authorities were alerted to the fire at Farina Farms Inc.  Poultry Farm around 6:30 p.m., Marion County Sheriff Kevin Cripps told local media outlets including Fox 2 and KSDK. [...] The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

A massive fire broke out at a poultry farm in Southern Illinois.  One of the largest free-range egg facilities in the country starting burning last night.  Millions of chickens dead.  Millions of eggs gone.  There wasn't any determination of what may have caused the fire.  Between bird flu and this fire, chickens are having a bad week.  [Tweet with video clip]

Finley, Washington
April 21, 2024

Massive Fire Breaks Out In Finley, WA Frozen Food Warehouse.  According to Benton County Fire District #1, What's being called the "Bowles Fire" started on April 21, 2024, around 5:15 am in the 525,000-square-foot frozen food warehouse at Lineage Logistics.  The Fire District said they found a small amount of smoke from a giant freezer bay.  Sprinklers had been activated, and the room temperature water, coupled with subfreezing temperatures, generated a lot of frozen mist, which looked a lot like smoke, creating a challenge for crews trying to locate the source of the fire.  Several pallets in a freezer hallway were found to be burning.  Before firefighters arrived, ten employees were evacuated.  By 11:10 am that morning, a fire remained in the freezer, and crews from Walla Walla and Pasco came to help with workforce and ventilation.  Then, around 2 p.m., the fire turned into a code red alert due to several fires ignited by vegetation after the wind carried it.

Clinton Township, Michigan
March 4, 2024

'Fire Everywhere': Massive Blaze Engulfs Industrial Building, Explosions Send Debris Flying for Miles.  A massive fire and explosion ripped through a Michigan building Monday night, launching pieces of metal debris into the air.  Initial reports said that a firefighter and a bystander were injured, according to the Detroit News.  On Tuesday morning, Clinton Township Fire Chief Tim Duncan said the 19-year-old bystander was killed.  Duncan said the victim was about a quarter-mile away from the site of the blast when a flying canister struck him, according to WJBK.  Duncan said three fire vehicles were damaged — one severely — after being struck by multiple projectiles.  "We don't know if that one's ever coming back in service," he said.  The fire raged through a business called Select Distributors that had extensive amounts of combustible material at its location, Clinton Township police said on the Department's Facebook page.

The Texas Panhandle
February, 2024

State investigation: 'Extensive failures' in largest wildfire in Texas history.  The wildfires that destroyed more than 1.2 million acres in the panhandle earlier this year are likely to be the costliest in state history.  A state investigation identified what appears to be extensive failures in response efforts, including aerial response, that may have prevented the fires from expanding if implemented.  A report published by the House General Investigating Committee estimates $1 billion in economic losses are expected in addition to initial estimated agricultural losses of $123 million and cattle losses of $27 million.

Bill Calls for Compensation for Unborn Calves Lost in TX Wildfires.  In the aftermath of the catastrophic wildfires that ravaged the Texas Panhandle earlier this year, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ronny Jackson have authored a bill aimed at alleviating the immense financial losses cattle ranchers suffered.  The proposed legislation, introduced last week by Cruz (R-TX) and Jackson (R-TX), would bolster the existing Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), which was originally established in 2014 to offer aid to livestock producers following excessive cattle mortality caused by factors like weather and animal attacks.  The new bill seeks to address a critical gap in the LIP, which currently fails to compensate ranchers for the loss of unborn calves.

Texas House Committee Investigation Reveals Cause of Largest Wildfire in State's History.  A Texas House of Representatives committee has ruled that the deadly Panhandle wildfires were caused by power poles and lines that "had not been effectively maintained or replaced by a utility provider and an oil and gas provider," according to the report.  The five-member committee released its findings in a 48-page interim report on Wednesday.  The committee included state Reps.  Ken King (R-Canadian), Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), and Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), along with landowners Jason Abraham and James Henderson.  The committee also found that a lack of readily available resources and effective communications equipment hindered efforts to contain the Smokehouse Creek fire and others that devastated the Panhandle earlier this year.

Power Lines Reported to Be Cause of Historic Wildfire in Texas.  [A] massive wildfire claimed over one million acres in the Texas panhandle.  Following an investigation by the Texas A&M Forest Service, it is reported that power lines may have sparked the Smokehouse Creek wildfire. [...] Following the news, I noted many troubling aspects of this disaster.  To begin with, in addition to the devastating impact on Texans, the fires killed over three thousand cattle.  ["]Officials surveying the damage said more than 3,600 cattle have died since the fires — some of which are still burning — spread through multiple counties and into Oklahoma, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people.  The number of dead cattle is expected to double or triple in the coming days as land is inspected and animals are euthanized because of burn injuries and trauma, Sid Miller, commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, told USA TODAY.  'It's a ghastly sight,' Miller said, recounting hundreds of cows lying dead on smoldering fields.  'We've never seen anything like this.'["]

The Editor says...
Let's review the similarities to other suspicious fires in the last year or two: 
  •   The fires start suddenly and are completely out of control in no time.
  •   Either chickens or cows are wiped out in massive numbers.
  •   The government blames power lines for causing the fires.
But high voltage power lines have been in use for at least a century, and I don't know of any reason why they would malfunction in such a way that would scatter sparks everywhere.

Power lines ignited largest wildfires in Texas history that killed two: officials.  Power lines ignited massive wildfires across the Texas Panhandle that killed at least two people, destroyed homes and livestock, and left a charred landscape, officials said Thursday, including the largest blaze in state history.  The Texas A&M Forest Service said its investigators concluded that power lines ignited both the historic Smokehouse Creek fire, which has burned nearly 1,700 square miles (4,400 square kilometers) and spilled into neighboring Oklahoma, and the nearby Windy Deuce fire, which has burned about 225 square miles (582 square kilometers).  The statement did not elaborate on what led to the power lines igniting the blazes.  Utility provider Xcel Energy said its equipment appeared to have sparked the Smokehouse Creek fire.  The Minnesota-based company said in the news release that it did not believe its equipment caused the ignition of the Windy Deuce fire, nor was it aware of any allegations that it had.  A company spokesman said in an email that there are power lines owned and operated by various companies in that area.

Officials name the cause of the largest wildfire in Texas history.  Power lines ignited massive wildfires across the Texas Panhandle that destroyed homes and killed thousands of livestock, officials said Thursday, including the largest blaze in state history that the utility provider Xcel Energy said its equipment appeared to have sparked. [...] The Smokehouse Creek fire burned nearly 1,700 square miles (4,400 square kilometers) and destroyed hundreds of structures.  The Minnesota-based company said in a statement that it disputes claims that "it acted negligently" in maintaining and operating infrastructure.  "Based on currently available information, Xcel Energy acknowledges that its equipment appear to have been involved in an ignition of the Smokehouse Creek fire," the company stated.  Downed power lines and other utility equipment have led to other major wildfires, including the deadly blaze in Maui last year and a massive California wildfire in 2019.  The Smokehouse Creek fire was among a cluster of fires that ignited in the rural Panhandle last week and prompted evacuation orders in a handful of small communities.  That wildfire, which also spilled into neighboring Oklahoma, was about 44% contained as of Wednesday.  Officials save said that as many as 500 structures may have been destroyed in the fires.

The Editor says...
When public officials and reporters start pointing fingers at the power companies and exclaiming, "See?  The same thing happened in California and in Maui!" it only makes the California and Hawaii fires look more suspicious.

Rock Island, Illinois
February 24, 2024

Sprawling Cattle Barn Complex Engulfed by Inferno, Nothing Expected to Be Salvageable.  A massive fire broke out Saturday at a cattle auction facility in Rock Island, Illinois.  The fire broke out at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to WHBF-TV.  The station reported that it is not expected that anything in the complex will be salvageable[.]  The report said fire crews from multiple communities were summoned to the scene.  Firefighters said several cattle were walking about the scene of the fire.  [Tweet]

Valparaiso, Chile
February, 2024

Chile Burned To The Ground: "It's Maui All Over Again!"  There has been an almost total media blackout on this story;  In fact, the only place I've seen it covered is on Twitter/X.  Thank you Elon!  Basically, a large part of Chile (a tourist city named Valparaiso) has been completely burned to the ground, and the similarities to what happened to Maui are impossible to ignore.  [Tweets, video clips, more.]  They want to tell you this is normal, or that it's because they have "similar climates" and "similar vegetation".  Anyone buying that?  Not me.  Never happened in hundreds of years, but now it wiped out Lahaina Town in Maui and Valparaiso in Chile?  Are these Directed Energy Weapons?  Why does it look IDENTICAL to Maui?  Any blue roofed buildings left unscathed?

Chile forest fires kill at least 112 people with hundreds still missing.  Chile started two official days of mourning on Monday after massive forest fires that broke out late last week killed at least 112 people as firefighters continue to fight blazes in the South American nation.  Hundreds of people are still missing, according to Reuters.  The fires damaged about 14,000 homes and particularly ravaged the coastal cities of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.  Additionally, Chilean law enforcement said it is investigating reports that the fires may have been purposely started.  Two suspects were reportedly detained on suspicion of arson, local media said.  "These fires began in four points that lit up simultaneously," Valparaiso regional Gov. Rodrigo Mundaca said, according to The Associated Press.  "As authorities we will have to work rigorously to find who is responsible."

Laverne, Oklahoma
January 30, 2024

Massive Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Oklahoma Triggers 500-Foot Fireball.  A massive fireball has lit up the sky in Oklahoma after a natural gas pipeline was destroyed by a huge explosion.  The Tuesday night [1/30/2024] explosion triggered the fireball that reached hundreds of feet into the air near the Texas-Oklahoma border.  The pipeline fire occurred near Laverne, Oklahoma.  The explosion was reported to have happened around 9:45 pm local time.

Bryan, Texas
January 30, 2024

Texas chicken farm engulfed for hours in massive blaze.  A massive fire engulfed a chicken farm in Texas, demolishing the chicken coop, with firefighters still working to extinguish the blaze on Tuesday.  The Bryan Fire Department shared images of the fire, which showed huge flames and a giant plume of smoke at Feather Crest Chicken Farm, which is owned by MPS Egg Farms.  The sheriff's office said it received a call about the fire on Monday evening around 5 p.m., adding that multiple fire departments remained at the scene Tuesday.  According to authorities, on Tuesday afternoon over 100 firefighters were still working to put out the blaze.

Brazos County, Texas
January 29, 2024

Fire devastates huge chicken plant in remote Texas site.  A large fire at a chicken farm in a rural part of Northeast Brazos County in Texas may not be extinguished for days, officials say.  The fire was reported just after 5 p.m. on Monday at the Feather Crest Farms egg laying operation in Kurten.  "The fire affected two chicken houses on site, and we are very sad to say one house had chickens in it at the time that have been lost.  We are thankful for the swift actions of our entire team and that they are all safe.  We also deeply appreciate the first responders who reached the farm quickly and helped to prevent any further damage," said Feather Crest Farms Sam Krouse.

Video: Massive fire consumes Texas chicken farm.  A major fire consumed a massive chicken farm in Texas on Monday, with eyewitnesses claiming that a loud explosion was heard prior to the start of the fire.  According to The National Desk, the Brazos County Sheriff's Office received an emergency call regarding the fire at Feather Crest Farms at roughly 5 p.m. on Monday [1/29/2024].  The National Desk reported that firefighters remained at Feather Crest Farms until Tuesday.  "The fire is still burning," a representative from the Brazos County Sheriff's Office said.  "They haven't been able to put it out yet."  According to The Gateway Pundit, eyewitnesses of the Texas fire reported that a loud explosion was heard before the fire engulfed Feather Crest Farms.  While the explosion has been reported by eyewitnesses as a potential cause of the fire, officials have not confirmed either the explosion or the cause of the fire.  An investigation into the fire remains ongoing.

Los Angeles, California
November 11, 2023

Los Angeles I-10 shut down indefinitely after massive fire.  One of the busiest stretches of interstate in the country is now closed indefinitely in both directions because of a massive fire in Los Angeles, the city's mayor Karen Bass confirmed Monday.  The shuttered section of I-10 is routinely used by 300,000 daily drivers and its sudden closure has officials raising the alarm over the impending impact.

Massive pallet fire shuts down L.A. freeway interchange indefinitely.  A major downtown Los Angeles freeway interchange will be closed indefinitely after a massive fire at a pallet storage yard early Saturday melted some of the steel guardrails on Interstate 10, fire department official said.  More than 160 firefighters from 26 stations and a helicopter helped battle the inferno that erupted under I-10 at East 14th and Alameda streets about 12:30 am.  The flames quickly spread to nearby storage yard.  Several vehicles, including a fire engine, were damaged, but crews protected three commercial buildings from the flames.  No one was injured.

Update:  The explanation is not as sinister as I had imagined.
Bum encampment fire shuts down major Los Angeles highway artery.  [Scroll down]  Ahh, a pallet fire, they said.  A storage-area fire, they said.  A rent dispute with a bad tenant...  According to the local presses, it was bums camping out under the Santa Monica freeway with no zoning enforcement whatsoever.  Some were said to be stealing electricity.  Others were reportedly using propane tanks for cooking.  [Numerous tweets]  But as the press puts it "cause unknown." [...] Sure, there will be an investigation.  California's Gov. Gavin Newsom says it will be quick.  But based on what we have seen elsewhere, if the results are not what they want, it will be an extended investigation, one with no disclosures owing to the investigation, like the Nashville shooter case.  That said, it's pretty obvious that allowing a bum encampment full of illegal drug users is just a matter of time before some kind of disaster occurs.

More about bums in California.

Arson Blamed for Massive Los Angeles Freeway Blaze as Commuters Told to Stay Home.  An initial investigation into a massive fire at a homeless encampment beneath an underpass in downtown Los Angeles that shut down the Interstate 10 indefinitely has already determined arson was responsible.  Downtown workers have since been told to stay home and telecommute or use public transport in lieu of getting into their cars with delays forecast to spike everywhere across the heavily car-dependent metropolis.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, "This fire occurred within the fence line ... that it was arson and that it was done and set intentionally."  UPI reports detectives with CalFire are still working to determine who set the blaze which has closed the essential piece of infrastructure.

We Now Know What Caused That Devastating LA Freeway Fire.  "Bad actors" caused the fire, according to State Fire Marshal Daniel Berlant.  Some unknown arsonist is believed to have started Saturday's blaze, but that's not the "bad actor" to whom Berlant was referring.  You see, the city government leases underpass space to people and companies for storage.  In this case, "bad actors" filled the underpass with wooden pallets and containers of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  In my report on Monday (and at the top of this story), you can see the pallets stacked so high under the freeway that they're almost touching the underside of the elevated road.  The photos were courtesy of Google Street View, so it isn't like the towers of literal kindling were some dark secret.  The city is currently in a legal battle with a company called Airspace that leased the underpass storage area.  Let us pause here to consider the ill-considered wonder of stuffing underpasses full of kindling and flammable goo.  Let us pause again to consider the bone-crushing stupidity of allowing unpoliced homeless encampments filled with vagrants, addicts, and the mentally ill to cohabitate with pallets and accelerants.

Shepherd, Texas
November 8, 2023

A shelter-in-place warning has been issued in Texas after an explosion caused a large fire at a petroleum processing plant.  Shepherd, Texas, is about 60 miles northeast of Houston, and this was the scene this morning as a fire broke out after an explosion at a petroleum processing plant.  [Tweet with video clip]  Some good news:  the shelter-in-place order has been reduced from a 5-mile radius to a 1-mile radius, though the winds continue to be a problem for those living closer to the coast.

Chemical Plant Explosion in Shepherd, Texas, Prompts Shelter in Place.  This morning, Polk County OEM was contacted by the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department that Sound Chemical Solutions, a chemical plant located at 731 FM 1127 in Shepherd, Texas had caught fire and that a plume of smoke was heading towards the Livingston area.  At approximately 9:30 a.m., OEM provided the public with Shelter-in Place instructions, and asked homes and businesses from the Polk County and San Jacinto County border to Leggett along the Hwy 59 Corridor to turn off their HVAC systems at the direction of responders on scene, as it was unknown what chemicals were in the air.

The Editor says...
If you are not from Texas, you might not know that FM 1127 refers to "Farm-to-Market Road 1127."  The FM roads are pretty good, although generally not as wide and straight as a State Highway.

Garyville, Louisiana
August 25, 2023

Refinery fires are a little different.  A fire at a refinery usually starts suddenly and spreads quickly, and the owners of the facility rarely explain the origins of the fire to the rest of us, so incidents like this are only a little suspicious.

Third-Largest U.S. Oil Refinery Forced to Shut Down Following Devastating Fire in Garyville, Louisiana.  A towering inferno erupted at a south Louisiana oil refinery on Friday morning, sending plumes of black smoke and forcing an emergency evacuation of residents within a two-mile radius.  Although no injuries were reported, the incident has reignited concerns about the safety of such facilities, especially as it's the third fire to hit the plant in less than a year.  The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. at the Marathon Petroleum facility in Garyville, situated about 30 miles northwest of New Orleans, according to WBRZ.  Officials from St. John the Baptist Parish reported that the incident involved a naphtha release and a fire at one of the refinery's storage tanks.  Naphtha is a flammable and toxic kind of raw petrol or gasoline distilled from crude oil and a raw material for the chemical industry, which is often used in soaps and varnishes.

Bartlett, Texas
August 20, 2023

American Plant Food Corporation fertilizer plant in Texas burns to the ground.  A fertilizer plant that local media reports state is "vital to the local community" in and around Austin, Tex., has burned to the ground, making it the latest in a long line of food-related businesses that have mysteriously caught fire and collapsed into a ruinous heap over the past couple of years.  The American Plant Food Corporation in Bartlett, Tex., near Round Rock reportedly caught fire around 8:30 p.m. on August 20, which is when the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department received a call to come put it out at 9901 North Highway 95.  According to Fire Chief Steven Wentrcek, crews arrived at the scene to find the facility "fully engulfed" in flames.  The fire was so severe that the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department sought help from numerous other departments in surrounding areas.

Maui, Hawaii
August 8, 2023

This incident has the Hawaiian locals pointing fingers in several directions:  The power company, incompetent public officials, global warming, and hostile governments with "Directed Energy Weapons."

There is a lot of Maui material here, so if you would like to skip over it, click here.

I'm Sure People on the Edge of Homelessness In Lahaina Think It's Nice POTATUS Wants to Rebuild Gaza.  [Scroll down]  Just to check up on how things were going, I thought I'd nose around the innerwebs and see what kind of bang-up job POTATUS and Co. were doing for Maui.  You know, since the White House never mentions the island, things must be going great, right?  The fires destroyed almost than 4000 properties and displaced more than 13,000 people.  Immediately after the fires, FEMA, which is still on the ground, had up to 8000 people living in local hotels because the housing shortage was so severe.  As of March, those numbers were finally coming down. [...] In April more temporary housing was coming online with an Army Corps of Engineers project in full swing helping out.  The money numbers are staggering. [...] FEMA's emergency housing program is now scheduled to end on Monday, and remaining residents who've been taking shelter in different hotels are already finding themselves locked out or scrambling for places to live.

Blinken Poking the Bear WWIII — Using Directed Energy Weapons.  The US currently has over 11,500 satellites in orbit with different functions.  Of those, roughly 240 are military.  By comparison, China has 140 and Russia has 105 military satellites.  All, of course, are simply spying — not weaponized — if you believe the White House.  While the US has declared the latest satellite launched by Russia to be weaponized, the statement is based on speculation and media fear mongering.  The fact that the Pentagon declared the Russia satellite a 'deterrence' indicates that the US is operating weapons in space despite claiming otherwise. [...] Up thru 2023, the DoD had not convinced Congress that the increased research and development of prototypes was worth the disadvantages — repair, cleanup, etc.  Which makes their test case, Maui, look as though it was actuated to show Congress how powerful such a weapon could be over conventional counterparts.  IF one of the DoD military contractors, like Raytheon, wanted a live demonstration it would explain why the entire Lahaina area was/is immediately cordoned off in order to assess the means for cleanup and to suppress any link to an American defense contractor.

Hawaii study shows almost 75% of Maui wildfire survey participants have respiratory issues.  A University of Hawaii study examining the health effects of last year's deadly wildfires on Maui found that up to 74% of participants may have difficulty breathing and otherwise have poor respiratory health, and almost half showed signs of compromised lung function.  The data, gathered from 679 people in January and February, comes from what researchers hope will be a long-term study of wildfire survivors lasting at least a decade.  Researchers released early results from that research on Wednesday.  They eventually hope to enroll 2,000 people in their study to generate what they call a snapshot of the estimated 10,000 people affected by the fires.

Following The Devastation In Maui, Here Are The Billionaires Buying Up Hawaii.  In 2023, we witnesses a direct attack, not a wild fire, on the Island of Maui.  Of course, we also saw how some of the homes and properties of some of the rich and famous on the island were completely untouched by the fires, and a point was made about blue roofs and the issue with the laser used in the attack not sparking up a fire on that blue material.  However, both before and after the incident, billionaires have been trying to buy up a majority of property in Hawaii.  Forbes reporter Phoebe Liu provided an update on this land rush in Hawaii.

This is completely off-topic.  How did this get here?
The Looming Threat of Directed Energy Weapons.  Most Americans are familiar with nuclear weapons; it is not necessary for the news to constantly explain what a nuclear weapon is or its dangers.  But there is another type of weapon that might be even more of a threat than nuclear weapons, which is unfortunately less known about, and, due to comedic representations of the technologies in movies and the tabloidization and general untrustworthiness of mainstream media, is going to require a significant effort to educate others about.

Maui Fire Victims' Families Offered Up to $1.5 million in Compensation if They Don't Sue State Agencies.  Over 6 months ago, a devastating wildfire swept through the Maui island town of Lahaina in Hawaii and incinerated much of the surrounding region.  Legal Insurrection readers may recall that a state water official delayed the release of water that landowners wanted to help protect their property from fires because water is to be revered and not used.  Additionally, Hawaiian green energy mandates may have led Hawaiian Electric to divert fiscal resources away from fire-prevention practices.  There was also a delayed evacuation order. [...] Now, the relatives of fire victims could receive over $1 million in compensation... as long as they choose not to sue state agencies and companies involved.

What Is Going on in Maui After That Devastating Wildfire?  The worst hit was the town of Lahaina, where more than 100 people were killed, around 70 others injured, three remain missing, and countless buildings and homes were destroyed — more than 2,000.  The fires spread quickly due to high winds and — this is where things got weird — civil defense sirens were never activated, despite Hawaii having the world's largest integrated outdoor siren warning system.  There are more than 80 such sirens on Maui alone.  Here we are, six months later, and the victims of the Lahaina fire have more questions than answers — and more resentment than government assistance.

Hawaii officials identify the last of 100 known victims of the wildfire that destroyed Lahaina.  Hawaii officials said Friday that they have identified the last of the 100 known victims of the wildfire that destroyed Lahaina in August.  That victim was Lydia Coloma, 70, Maui police said.  Identifying those who perished in the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in more than a century has been a long, arduous process.  Forensic experts and cadaver dogs have had to sift through ash searching for bodies that were possibly cremated, and authorities have been collecting DNA samples from victims' family members.  The DNA testing allowed officials in September to revise the death toll downward, from 115 to at least 97.

Lahaina 'temporary' school will cost $53.7 million.  When King Kamehameha III Elementary School burned to the ground on August 8 in Lahaina, Hawaii, 650 children were registered there, according to Governor Josh Green.  They were not in school that day because there was no electricity.  The children were home alone or with grandparents.  The fast-moving fire destroyed 2,200 residences in the surrounding area and 500 businesses.  The contract for the temporary school plan, which was awarded in November by the Army Corps of Engineers, estimates the project to be finished in 95 days.  The cost is almost $54 million.  It includes modular buildings, a basketball court and "buildings for administration and learning resources," according to the Maui News, with the money coming from FEMA.  About two hundred students from the destroyed school are currently sharing space at Princess Nahi'ena'ena Elementary School and will transfer to the Taj Mahal of temporary schools in early 2024.  So where are the other 450?  Of the dead who were identified after the fire, there are obituaries for only three children.  Let's pretend that half of the missing children went to online learning, moved from the island, or attend private schools, where are the rest of them?

Hawaii Gov. Green lies about Lahaina deaths.  Hawaiian life on Maui goes on as though there was no horrendous fire in Lahaina in August. [...] King Kamehameha III Elementary School burned to the ground.  On August 8, the day after the fire, Governor Joshua Green announced that there were 650 students registered there.  The Maui News recently announced that 200 children from there were sharing the campus of another school.  What happened to the other 450 children?  Their school was closed on the day of the fire because there was no electricity.  It had been shut off by Maui Electric because of another nearby fire.  The kids were home alone or with grandparents.  In a news story last month, 2,746 students of the 3,001 total enrollment of Lahaina students were accounted for.  In a published list of the dead, only three children are named.  Where are the other 252 children?  Green keeps telling the media that there were 99 deaths.  That is a lie.  A Maui resident told me that the number is much higher based on all the trucks he saw transporting bodies.  Green doesn't want anyone to know that there could still be as many as 1,000 people missing.  Maui mayor Richard Bissen said that during the cleanup only non-hazardous fire debris will stay on the island.  He said: "We understand that there may be remains that is (sic) contained within those areas."  All the children registered at King Kamehameha III would have lived near the school.  All those residences were some of the more than 2,700 structures destroyed in the fire.  How many children were cremated in their homes and unaccounted for?

What really happened in Maui?  We all want to know what caused the devastating wildfires in Maui, but we know better than to trust the mainstream media that has largely pointed to "climate change" as the culprit.  That's why we sent our very own investigative team to the island of Maui to search for answers.  And we found them.

The Editor says...
That's a great tease, but if you want to watch this documentary, you have to enter into a paid subscription.  No, thank you.

Unraveling the Maui Tragedy.  [Scroll down]  Hawaiian politics is a complicated mix of efforts to preserve the Hawaiian culture while being dependent on tourism and inflows of money brought by mainlanders seeking to live their dream of experiencing Hawaiian life, as we did.  While our experience with locals was overwhelmingly positive, there is an undertow of frustration among Hawaiians who can barely afford to live in their ancestral homeland.  Though it seems unbelievable that someone would reject a request for water to fight fires due to politics, this is just one of the aggravating factors of that day.  The well pumps did not have a reliable power source, such as underground power, and there has been no mention of emergency generators for this critical component in the West Maui infrastructure.  Ensuring the reliability of the Lahaina water supply was one of the primary roles of government, yet they failed due to political bickering and incompetence.  The wind-driven fire was so aggressive that fire crews could not have significantly changed the outcome even if they had unlimited water.  Fire crews reported multiple structures catching fire around them while they were fighting a blaze on a particular structure.

No One Believes the Official Lahaina Death Count!  The devastating Maui wildfires may represent the first disaster in human history in which the death toll actually DROPPED after initial estimates.  But island residents are quite frankly not buying the numbers coming out of the state government, and suspect the actual death toll may be as high as ten times what has been acknowledged.  Guest host Craig "Pasta" Jardula discusses his recent visit to Maui and what he heard from residents about how many people may have perished in the fires.  [Video clip]

New Maui Evidence:  Fire Gained Unstoppable Momentum While Firefighters Were on Lunch Break.  A new report suggests that a 40-minute period in which a brush fire on Maui was not being monitored was the critical window during which what had been a small fire morphed into a raging blaze that devastated the town of Lahaina, Hawaii.  The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that a fire that began at 6:37 a.m. Aug. 8 when a Hawaiian Electric power line was downed was considered fully extinguished when firefighters who had been watching the site left it at 2:18 p.m. for a lunch break.  "It didn't spread for the few hours we were there.  It didn't rekindle," firefighter Aina Kohler told the newspaper.  Firefighters had put 23,000 gallons of water on the site and built a containment line around the site, which was about a mile from Lahaina's waterfront.  But at 2:54 p.m., less than 40 minutes after they had left the site, the fire was burning again.

Politicians still lying about the dead in Lahaina.  Hawaii's Gov. Josh Green is a bald-faced liar and claims that only 31 people are still missing from the Lahaina fire that burned so hot it cremated people.  It also appears that the medical examiner, Dr. Jeremy Stuelpnagel, can bring back the dead.  Stuelpnagel "confirmed" 115 dead on the island weeks ago, but now says the number is 97.  He claims the discrepancy is because some people were counted twice and some were actually animals.  Did he not learn the difference between Man and animals at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, where he graduated in 2008?  The claim is made that 74 bodies have been identified.  That may or may not be true.  The people who were cremated in the fire will never be identified.  Green is in a hurry to pass a bill that will have the burned-out properties cleared for free if owners allow the state to start immediately.  Otherwise, the home and business owners will have to pay themselves and will be fined if they don't do it quickly.  Native Hawaiians say "slow down" and that they need time to figure out what to do.

Video: O'Keefe Threatened with Arrest While Getting Hidden-Camera Footage of Maui.  The O'Keefe Media Group has filed a lawsuit against Hawaii's Democratic Gov. Josh Green and the County of Maui following an incident where the group's founder, James O'Keefe, was threatened with arrest while attempting to capture hidden camera footage of the aftermath of devastating wildfires that ravaged the region.  The confrontation, captured on hidden camera, unfolded during the group's recent investigation into the disaster.  A video posted on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, revealed a montage of police officers secretly recorded, making threats against O'Keefe and his team, citing the governor's emergency order in response to the tragedy as grounds for prohibiting photography and video recording on public land.

Recent Development Concerning the Death Toll From the Maui Wildfires.  Does anyone remember the Maui wildfires?  It remains one of the worst wildfires in American history.  It's the one where Joe Biden did not comment about the rising death toll because he was too busy enjoying the beach.  The man took two vacations before his little visit to the island two weeks after the blaze killed nearly 100 people and caused at least $6 billion in damages.  The fires broke out on August 8, destroying entire communities; Joe arrived two weeks later. [...] The good news is the dramatic reduction in missing persons, which initially came in at around 1,000 people.  It was revised to hundreds in the ensuing days, then 66, and now 31.

'Royally screwed' by Government:  Hawaii Victims 'Getting Desperate'.  It has been about a month since catastrophic "wildfires" swept through West Maui and consumed the formerly idyllic island village of Lahaina, leaving thousands without a house, food, and other necessities.  Hawaii victims are 'Literally being arrested for visiting their own homes' and according to locals, all governments are doing nothing to help.  Joe Kovacs of WND has reported that "One journalist who is on the ground in Maui, also says that local residents are being "royally screwed" by the very people who are supposed to be helping them.  What is worse, some victims are actually being arrested by police simply for trying to visit their own homes.  We are told that at least 115 people were killed in the August 8 inferno.  Hundreds of others, including a disturbing number of children, are also missing, which is only fueling speculation that child traffickers may have capitalized on the tragedy to nab a few more kids for their clients.

Was the Maui wildfire caused by cable television?  At first glance, the title question may sound a bit on the silly side.  And don't be terribly surprised if it still sounds silly after a second or third glance.  But it's a question that is being asked in a serious fashion in court in Hawaii this month.  Attorneys for a number of residents and businesses impacted by the wildfire that destroyed Lahaina are claiming that cable television and telephone companies bear some responsibility for the fire and should be held accountable as part of a class action suit they are bringing.  Their reasoning is that the television and telephone cables were stretched too tightly between the phone poles, causing additional stress that led to the poles snapping in the hurricane-force winds.  The resultant collapse caused sparks which touched off the wildfire and all of the subsequent destruction.  But is that even possible?

Expert Forensic Arborist Explains That Unburned Trees Are Clear Evidence Lahaina Was Hit by Directed Energy Weapons.  Robert Brame is a forensic arborist with more than 38 years of experience.  In the video below, he takes us through the evidence indicating that the Lahaina immolation was not a natural fire.  He opines that it was some kind of directed energy weapon using microwaves.  Most notably, he points out that the Lahaina trees appear stressed and probably dead or dying, but the branches and leaves did not burn.  He points out that the trees have had the moisture sucked out of them, much like a microwave oven does to a piece of bread.  He makes note of the fact that the windows in the cars are all melted.  That would be impossible for a wildfire, which burns at 1,447 degrees Fahrenheit.  It would take a temperature of at least 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit to melt glass.  Many of the cars are nowhere near any source of fuel that could burn at that temperature.  Even gasoline would not burn at that temperature.  A hydrocarbon fire in the atmosphere burns at a maximum temperature of 1,517°F; 825°C.

Let's Call It Treason.  [Scroll down]  What is so bizarre is their denial of what is right in front of us.  A good example is the Lahaina fire.
  •   Why did the police block the exits so people could not find safety?
  •   Why was there no water or a warning of any kind?
  •   Why have they placed a black curtain wall around the town so even the press can't see what is going on?
The Maui mayor's press conference was pathetic.  He did more throwing up his hands and raising his shoulders than answering questions from the press.  You could feel the tension in the room.  Mayorkas watches while the border is like a subway at rush hour while he insists everything is secure.  And the silence from the opposition from everything that is going on has been deafening.  It's a sort of a fiction political novel, a tragedy, where an entire political party decides to dismantle a great nation but the people wait for an answer from the opposition that never comes.

Disaster and corruption in the Valley Isle of Maui.  Rather than whining to Mother Nature, we need to hold people accountable for the destructiveness of the August 2023 Lahaina disaster. Pointing at abstractions like "climate change" deflects focus away from elected officials and apparatchiks responsible for the safety of their citizens and the maintenance of state property.  Two years ago, Maui County issued a report on wildfire prevention, stating that "most ... wildfires are caused by human actions, 75% of which are accidental and therefore preventable."  One of the "fire threats" listed in the report included "poorly maintained and overgrown properties" — one of the largest land owners in Hawaii is the state itself, which owns expanses of "poorly maintained and overgrown properties" north and east of Lahaina.  The Aloha State has had more than its fair share of corruption and maleficence, but the dirty laundry does not appear to have grabbed as much national attention as the Lahaina disaster.

Maui Fires and Directed Energy Weapons.  Greg Reese has made this incredible report that links the green lasers seen over Hawaii last January, which were likely LIDAR scans for geospatial mapping of terrain, which he thinks was necessary in order to carry out the Directed Energy attack in Maui last month.  [Video clip]

Biden to Send Maui Less than One-Tenth of One Percent of What He Wants to Send Ukraine.  President Joe Biden is asking Congress to approve $24 billion more in aid for Ukraine, which would bring the total amount of U.S. taxpayer-funded aid to Ukraine since February 2022 to $135 billion.  In contrast, Biden announced Wednesday that he would send $95 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to aid in rebuilding Maui after the nation's deadliest fire in over a century, which has claimed more than 115 lives, with hundreds still unaccounted for.

Climate Change Did Not Cause The Devastation In Maui.  The Maui wildfire, stoked by howling winds, was a raging inferno of 1,000-degree heat that raced along, creating a hellscape at lightning speed before devouring the tourist town of Lahaina.  Due to heavy winds that morning, some local schools were closed, leaving children at home while their parents went to work.  Currently, the death toll stands at 114, but over 1,000 people are still missing, an unknown number of whom are children.  The government's appearance on the scene was not propitious.  When FEMA teams finally arrived, they checked in at three five-star hotels, the Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons, and the Grand Wailea Astoria, where the prices at all three resorts start at $1,000 per night.  Compare that to the one-time payment of $700 that Biden offered to the victims. [...] In fact, there is no connection between alleged anthropogenic climate change and strong hurricanes, an assertion based on flawed data. [...] Hawaii is not experiencing a major drought.  NOAA does show that Hawaii has had a drought problem.  However, it's not caused by "climate change."  Instead, it's just a normal cyclical phenomenon.

The Hawaiian Holocaust Exposes Itself.  At critical junctures during the implementation of the New World Order agenda, the Khazarian Cabal carries out mass human sacrifices.  They do this as a means of propitiating their various satanic idols who they really believe will facilitate the establishment of their long planned totalitarian One World Government.  The highly organized Maui Massacre on August 8, 2023 was conducted as such a massive human fire sacrifice.  There are now volumes of evidence which prove categorically that the arson-triggered Lahaina 'wildfires' were deliberate acts of pyroterrorism executed to murder as many Maui residents as possible, as well as efficiently as possible.  The Khazarians are no stranger to perpetrating genocides and depopulation schemes, world wars and regional conflicts, weather catastrophes and climate calamities, environmental disasters and industrial catastrophes, social cataclysms and religious strife/racial tension, financial collapses and economic depressions, global pandemics and national epidemics, acts of geoterrorism and pyroterrorism, etc.

Maui Electric pushing back on fire responsibility accusations and bringing receipts.  This could get very interesting.  In the disgusting heap of whodunit, finger pointing, and incompetence that is the Maui/Lahaina tragedy, everybody's favorite whipping boy just threw a wrench in the plans to blackball them.  Maui County filed a lawsuit last Thursday against Hawaiian Electric Company, claiming they'd started the cataclysmic fire through negligence. [...] According to the power company, they'd gotten to the scene of the 6:30 morning fire with firefighters, and gotten the power shut off right then.  Linemen stayed in the area until the fire crews got the fire under control and declared it extinguished.  Later, HECO crews returned to repair the damaged poles from the morning, and, while in the middle of repairing and clearing that, they spotted another fire breaking out in a nearby field.  The company says electricity had never been turned back on.

Hawaiian Electric Denies Responsibility for Maui Fires, Claims Power Lines Were Shut Off Hours Before the Wildfire Started.  A high-stakes blame game is unfolding in Hawaii as Hawaiian Electric vehemently denies causing the recent fires that engulfed parts of Maui.  The company released a comprehensive statement after Maui County officials accused it of failing to properly manage electrical equipment during a National Weather Service Red Flag Warning, leading to catastrophic fires.  On Monday, The Gateway Pundit reported that Maui officials had earlier put the blame squarely on Hawaiian Electric, citing downed power lines as the source of the fire that has now engulfed thousands of acres and led to evacuations across the island.

Democrats' climate change blame game for Hawaii fire confronted by reality after Maui identifies cause.  Hawaiian officials attributed the cause of catastrophic wildfires to alleged failures from the state's main power utility company and downed power lines this week after Democrats blamed the disaster on global warming.  In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the government of Maui County, Hawaii, alleged Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries failed to properly power down live electrical equipment amid a red flag windstorm earlier this month.  Due to this failure, downed power lines operated by the utility company sparked a series of deadly fires on the island, the lawsuit claimed.  "The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants acted negligently by failing to power down their electrical equipment despite a National Weather Service Red Flag Warning on August 7th," Maui County said in a release announcing its lawsuit.

Locals In Maui Find Burn Clues That Will Make You Question What The Real Truth Is.  The insanity continues, locals are finding mysteriously burnt vehicles located outside the fire zones.  Somehow, they're burnt to a crisp, in liquid metal form, and are located in between houses untouched by flames.  Something very fishy is going on in Hawaii[.]  [Video clip]

The game is afoot.  The howls are being heard in Maui, where FEMA personnel are purportedly there to assist Americans whose lives have been financially destroyed — but they aren't.  Instead they are holed up in the Four Seasons, lounging and taking equity courses on white man bad.  Well there is a white man who knows how to handle a disaster because he annually confronts them.  That of course is white man and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida.  But, Hawaii being a blue state wouldn't deign to seek his expertise.  But isn't this a redundancy, the teaching of an equity course?  Didn't the victims of white oppression running the government hold off fighting a fire with water for five freaking hours in the name of equity?  And of course they didn't impose proper fire aversion tactics because of — ta dah — bogus climate change concerns?  The real victims of Maui, the homeless and those losing loved ones, are not fooled.

Two Presidents, Two Disasters, Two Narratives.  Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans with Mother Nature's fury in late August 2005, causing over 1800 fatalities and over $100 billion in property damage.  Because a Republican president resided in the White House, the corporate media and Democrats took the opportunity to pounce on the disaster response.  From "Heck of a job Brownie" to President George W Bush's famous flyover in Air Force One high above New Orleans, the cost of human suffering was far less important to the media than the opportunity to stick it to President Bush.  Not only did they not like him, many in the media and Washington DC establishment believed Bush and his election were illegitimate and interestingly no one has been criminally indicted for questioning the integrity of the 2000 presidential election.

Two Presidents, Two Disasters, Two Narratives.  [Scroll down]  Flash forward from 2005 to 2023, with another disaster in a different state, this one being a raging wildfire in Maui, Hawaii.  Leaving aside all the oddities of the fire and circumstances, and the inept government response, focus on today's president, how he reacted to the disaster and how the media reported on everything.  Lahaina was engulfed in flames on August 8, after a series of smaller wildfires on Maui, driven by high winds from passing Hurricane Dora.  Not only did President Biden not do a flyover, he went on vacation and had nothing to say about the Maui inferno.  Compassionate Joe, a week after the Maui fire asked, "Congress for $40 billion to support Ukraine, replenish US disaster aid and bolster border." That's on top of the $100+ billion already spent on Ukraine waging a fruitless and losing proxy war against Russia.  What did Maui residents get, other than a "no comment"?

Maui officials asked for a media blackout to cover up evidence they don't want the public to see.  Officials in Maui reportedly asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stop posting images online of the devastating Hawaii wildfires.  This is according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that was posted by X user Anthony Cabassa.  Cabassa said the letter was shared with him by someone who wants to remain anonymous.  He did reveal, however, that the individual who received the letter worked for a nonprofit that was going to provide disaster relief in Maui.  It begins by saying that officials in Maui County asked them to stop posting any images of damage, disaster or debris on social media and elsewhere, effective immediately.  In the letter, FEMA Office of External Affairs Director Justin Angel Knighten states:  "They are asking for a full stop in disaster imagery going forward.  At this time, we have not been asked to take any photos or videos down.  Our team on the ground is coordinating with the County for further guidance to ensure we remain fully aligned.  Cultural sensitivity is of the utmost importance in all our response and recovery activities to this disaster."  Of course, many fire survivors had already posted their own footage online illustrating the extent of the damage and the sheer devastation the fires wrought on Maui.

Drone Gets Remotely Grounded Upon Nearing Site of Maui Fire Origin, Pilot Quickly Visited by Government Officials.  A licensed drone operator who said he was filming the suspected origin of wildfires that killed at least 115 people in Hawaii told a Fox News host that his drone was grounded and he was visited by federal agents.  That is according to network host Will Cain, who relayed the strange story Monday evening.  In a thread on X, the platform formerly called Twitter, Cain shared the story of Davin Phelps, who said he was prohibited from filming the suspected area where fires started on Maui two weeks ago.

Why Are There So Many Fires?  Dr. David Martin Unveils What He Thinks Is Behind It.  [Podcast]

A Lot Of Government Officials Should Be Going To Prison For The Hawaii Fires.  If we had a functioning news media, there's a video that would be leading every newscast right now.  It has nothing to do with a plane crash in Russia, a GOP primary debate, or even the indictment of every lawyer who's ever given Donald Trump legal advice, as important as all those topics may be.  This video is about Americans — including children — who died horribly this month.  It's about how their deaths could have been prevented if their government was even remotely competent.  The footage I'm talking about is an interview with a survivor of the fires in Maui.  This interview was conducted not by CNN or NPR but by a real estate agent who moonlights as a citizen journalist.  He spoke with a man who goes by "Fish" and survived the blaze in Lahaina.  Here's what that man saw:  [Video clip]

Steve Quayle and Mike Adams warn of widespread geoengineering that just took place in Maui.  As of August 22, at least 1,100 people are still missing and 115 bodies have been found but only 27 have been identified following the deadliest wildfire in the United States in over a century.  The said blaze took place in the used-to-be picturesque tourist town of Lahaina, home to 12,000 people.  The massive number of deaths and total damages left by the "inferno" are being blamed on many incompetencies of the local government of Maui and a possible staged or geoengineered conflagration.  "Health Ranger Report" podcast host Mike Adams, in a recent episode, questioned many coincidences on the "government-sponsored terrorism against the people of Hawaii."  "Why were they denied a water supply?  Why were they denied the emergency sirens?  Why were the children told to go home when the fires were approaching?  Why was the fire department called off?" he wondered.  This obviously engineered "event's" aftermath even shocked responders, who found some families huddled together with their children burned alive.  Adams blamed the government's actions, "which many of us believe were deliberate." He also linked this to the possible giant land grab taking place in Lahaina.

Where Are the Children?  Lahaina Fire Lawsuits Begin.  Hawaiians are outraged after hearing President Joe Biden tied relief for Maui fire victims to a bill proving even more funding for Ukraine.  Joe Biden is holding Maui hostage by slipping an additional $24 billion in aid to Ukraine into the disaster relief bill for Maui[.]  Hawaiians are also criticizing Biden for comparing almost losing his corvette in a small kitchen fire to the catastrophic blaze that destroyed historic Lahaina Town, claiming over 115 lives and leaving more than 1,000 missing.  "It's not always about you, Mr. President," the company added.  Jesse Franklin-Murdock, an attorney at the Dhillon Law Group called the sign the "bellwether of public opinion in Hawaii."  It has been more than half of a month since Maui Fire happened and Maui officials still are telling us they have no idea where the children are.  The FBI says there are NO identified MINORS among unaccounted and missing People.  After hearing this, this former U.S army officer has questions.  [Video clip]

More on Maui — Criminality Run Amuck.  Greg Reese on the Reese Report gives further disclosure on the criminals who are in control of the Maui terrorist attack and the complicity to bring forth smart cities through mass murder.  [Video clip]

Maui, Yellowknife, Teneriffe, Rhodes:  Who is Behind the Spate of Wildfires Caused by Arson?  Terrrible tragedy struck the city of Lahaina on Maui on Aug. 8, with at least 114 dead and 1000 people still missing, including many children.  Speaking on Daily Wire, pundit Michael Knowles said that arson is "the most likely culprit ... apparently, in the mind of Hawaiian officials."  "For years now, people have intentionally set fires all over Maui.  As Maui Mayor Michael Victorino noted just last year, fire and police suspect someone is intentionally setting them.  Just a couple weeks ago, Hawaiian police responded to two fires on Maui.  One started by an unattended cooking fire, the other, apparently, intentionally set.  Shortly after which point, according to investigators, quote, a male operating a green all-terrain vehicle was seen leaving the area."  [Video clip]

Maui County sues power company, saying utility did not turn off electricity during deadly wildfires.  Maui County sued Hawaiian Electric Company on Thursday over the fires that devastated Lahaina, saying the utility negligently failed to shut off power despite exceptionally high winds and dry conditions.  Witness accounts and video indicated that sparks from power lines ignited fires as utility poles snapped in the winds, which were driven by a passing hurricane.  The Aug. 8 fires killed at least 115 people and left an unknown number of others missing, making them the deadliest in the U.S. in more than a century.  Hawaii Electric said in a statement it is "very disappointed that Maui County chose this litigious path while the investigation is still unfolding."

Maui Fire:  FEMA Demanded Responders Stop Posting Images And Videos.  FEMA sent out letters to first responders and relief workers in Maui demanding that they stop posting images and videos of the charred disaster area on social media citing "cultural sensitivity."  "They are asking for a full stop in disaster imagery going forward," the letter from Justin Angel Knighten of FEMA notes, referring to local officials.  "At this time, we have not been asked to take any photos or videos down.  Our team on the ground is coordinating with the County for further guidance to ensure we remain fully aligned.  Cultural sensitivity is of the utmost importance in all our response and recovery activities to this disaster," the letter further states.  [Tweet]

Hawaii missing persons list:  FBI, Maui release names of 388 people not found after deadly wildfire.  Officials in Maui County have released the names of people still missing more than two weeks after a fire on the Hawaiian island left 115 dead.  Following the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, the FBI compiled a list of 388 people, and officials in the Lahaina community are asking for assistance in their rescue.  They are encouraging anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on the list to contact authorities.

Preservationist Environmental Policies Fueled Maui Wildfire Mismanagement.  As catastrophic wildfires ravaged Maui, preservationist environmentalists didn't miss an opportunity to politicize the tragedy.  As of this writing, over 100 Hawaiians have tragically lost their lives and many, sadly, are still unaccounted for.  Yet, those ceaselessly beating the climate crisis drum have encircled our fellow Americans like vultures to exploit their plight instead of consoling them.  Notable mouthpieces, namely Democratic lawmakers, have used the situation to pressure President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency once and for all finally.  A climate zealot, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) told POLITICO, "The devastation in Maui is a clear sign that the president must declare a climate emergency — now.  While FEMA is providing resources to the local heroes on the ground fighting for the lives and livelihoods of Hawaiians, the underlying climate-driven conditions of drought, extreme heat, environmental injustice, and non-resilient infrastructure will remain."

FEMA Holds Employee Training on 'White Supremacy' As More Than 1,000 Hawaiians Remain Missing.  The federal government agency tasked with leading the response to natural disasters has its hands full as more than 1,000 Americans remain missing following wildfires that devastated the Hawaiian island of Maui.  FEMA nonetheless is mandating a three-hour diversity training for employees that argues, among other things, that white supremacy is "ingrained in nearly every system and institution in the U.S."  While it's unclear how many of FEMA's 20,000-plus employees were required to complete the training, internal emails reviewed by the Free Beacon indicate that the agency's "resilience" division was advised of a requirement to complete one of three three-hour diversity training modules between Aug. 1 and Sept. 28.  "FEMA Resilience" works to "help communities across the United States equitably adapt, survive, recover and thrive in the face of natural disasters" and boasts roughly 2,600 employees, according to someone familiar.  The division is led by Biden administration appointee Victoria Salinas, the agency's website says.

They're All In On It — Maui Massacre.  [Video clip only — Take it for what it's worth.]

Lahaina censorship.  Local government officials in Maui have been remarkably opaque when it comes to revealing information about what happened, what is happening now, and especially on the scale of the disaster in Lahaina.  After most disasters, we get nonstop coverage, and you would expect that after a disaster of this scale, the media would be hounding officials and digging up stories about the victims.  The president wouldn't have gotten away with a "no comment" or a two-week grace period and two vacations before visiting.  Lahaina, though, is different.  There are the obvious reasons, of course.  Everybody involved is a Democrat, and Democrats are nearly immune from criticism unless they have offended the Establishment somehow.  However, some of it is due to the fact that both the victims and the government officials are minorities.  And in Hawaii "culturally appropriate" has come to mean covering for local officials regardless of whether they are doing right or wrong.

Operation Incinerate Lahaina:  Secret Details of the "Shock and Awe" Execution Plan.  Every major U.S. Military Operation has both a public and private code name.  According to our insider sources and we have multiple, the actual secret code name of the highly organized and long planned black operation to incinerate Lahaina is:  Operation Incinerate Lahaina.  What the whole world witnessed via the Internet in Maui on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, was nothing short of a full-scale military assault on the "census-designated place" known as Lahaina.  This was a highly coordinated military operation which utilized a multi-pronged strategy and numerous battlefield tactics, all designed to completely destroy the targeted city as quickly and efficiently as possible.  In short, this was a military experiment.  It was a dress rehearsal for many similar ops that will likely be executed around the world with the same precision and cold calculation.

What Caused the Maui Fires?  FEMA estimates that the recovery costs could top $5.5 billion before all is said and done.  At present, it is offering $700 to each displaced resident who files for help, about 3,000 so far.  So, the committed grand total of spending at present is $2,100,000.  To put this in perspective, Biden has just requested that Congress grant an additional $24 billion in military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine on top of the nearly $77 billion he has already delivered.  As is typical of the president, Biden is putting foreign countries first.  Then there is Hawaii's Gov. Joshua Green (D), what a guy — the perfect politician, a liar laying the blame for Maui's devastation on climate change rather than where it belongs, largely on his administration's and the government of Maui's own inaction in the face of known wildfire threats.

What Fuelled the Hawaiian Wildfires That Killed Dozens and Destroyed Historic Lahaina Town, Maui?  Much of the historic town of Lahaina, the previous home to around 12,000 people in western Maui, has been destroyed by wildfires that erupted last Tuesday night.  This tragedy has been said to be the largest "natural disaster" in Hawaii's history, but, not everyone is convinced that this was a "natural disaster" at all, instead believing that it was fuelled by a Direct Energy Weapon (DEW).

Maui and the WEF — There is No Such Thing As a Coincidence.  Theories have been spreading online that the fires that have devastated Maui were allegedly started "too suddenly" and "burned too harshly" to be a regular wildfire, as reported on The Expose earlier today.  From videos circulating showing strikes coming from the sky and witness accounts from Maui residents, it appears that the general consensus is that the deadly wildfires that spread through Maui were not a natural disaster, but, a deliberate act using a Direct Energy Weapon[.]  Yes, that does sound alarming as does the fact that there were no warning sirens set off be either local or state emergencies. [...] That is not the only thing that should be questioned, we should ask why boats were in the water but still burned, why did trees that were between destroyed buildings remain green and thriving and why did the fire burn in a circular shape?

Maui should be Biden's Katrina moment, but he's a Democrat.  "No comment."  That's how President Joe Biden, fresh off his latest sunbathing session capping off weeks of cycling and chilling at the beach, responded when asked about the deadly wildfires that have decimated the island of Maui and taken the lives of 96 people and counting. [...] [T]he Democratic Party cares as much about empathy as it does any other emotion.  To Democrats, emotions are nothing but tools to use as smoke screens in the pursuit of power.  If you're the leader of the Democratic Party and the United States, you're allowed to smile and sunbathe while Americans perish in the worst natural disaster that Hawaii has ever faced.

What Are The Odds?  Maui Wildfires Top Cop Also Coordinated Response to Las Vegas Mass Shooting.  Social media users are pointing out Maui Police Chief John Pelletier previously served as incident commander during another mass casualty event:  the Las Vegas Route 61 festival mass shooting.  The bizarre coincidence was highlighted by several social media users, who were immediately skeptical of Pelletier's previous work on the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay that left 58 people dead, and his current overseeing of the response to the deadly Maui wildfire that's killed at least 99 people.

FEMA Officials Reportedly Turning Maui Trip Into Luxury Holiday.  According to a Daily Mail report, FEMA officials residing in Maui for disaster relief after the tragic fires are staying in luxury resorts with rates starting at $1,000 per night.  Locals criticized the government bureaucrats for their slow response in aiding the victims of the fires that devastated the island.  Despite the criticism, FEMA officials used taxpayer dollars to stay in opulent resorts in Wailea.  Tell me again why FEMA deserves to exist?

Maui Residents Organizing Their Own Relief Efforts.  Is This Biden's Katrina?  It's been a week since wildfires on Maui ravaged the island and sent residents streaming into the ocean to avoid the flames.  So far, Joe Biden has "no comment" about the casualties and, presumably, he has nothing to say about the massive relief efforts that are surely underway. [...] So where is FEMA?  Where is Biden?  Ordinary people doing the job that FEMA and the federal government should be doing hasn't even elicited a peep from most in the media.  Of course not, because Joe Biden and the Hawaiian government are Democrats.

Disobeying the authorities saved their lives.  Trust the experts they say.  The government has your best interests at heart.  Don't think for yourself, we keep being told.  Yeah, well, the AP says what those of us who have been following the Lahaina wildfire already knew: the people who obeyed the authorities died, and those who [did not] survived. [...] The police blockaded the only way out.  The only people to survive there were the people who were smart enough to realize that the authorities had no idea what they were doing.  I don't think for a second that those police officers manning the barricade wanted people to die.  They surely didn't.  They thought they were helping because they thought their bosses knew what they were doing.  They were told to block the road, so they blocked the road.  End of story.

Why Was A Barricade Blocking The Only Paved Road Out Of Lahaina?  Just when you think that this story can't get any worse, somehow it does.  It is being reported that the wildfires that we just witnessed in Maui were the deadliest wildfires in the entire history of the United States, and according to Moody's Analytics they caused somewhere between four and six billion dollars in economic damage.  But if authorities had responded more competently, the outcome could have been much different.  In fact, the fire that ultimately completely destroyed Lahaina could have been controlled if fire crews had not "left the scene even though the fire was still burning".

Where are the 650 children of King Kamehameha Elementary school?  Governor Josh Green, while pushing the climate change narrative on news show Face the Nation, said that King Kamehameha Elementary school burned to the ground.  He said that 650 students attended the school.  How many are accounted for?  Residents of the scarred island told me that everything on the news is a lie.  The mayor of Maui, Richard Bissen, said that 850 people are still missing.  The same day the governor said 1,100 are missing.  If they actually know how many are missing, then they must know who is not.  Where are the children of Lahaina?  The truth is they have no idea how many people are missing because there is no way to gauge how many tourists were in Lahaina when the fire swept through.  And in 2022, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Hawaii had the fourth highest homeless rate in the nation and most of them, I am told, were in Lahaina.

'Wildfires' in the name of smart cities..  Be careful what you ALLOW them to make you fear (like global warming).  They might just use it to cover up mass-murder in the name of smart cities and control.  [Video clip]

Incredible suffering, mind-blowing incompetence.  Every last official — are all worthless.  I am 100% in concert with the folks on Maui — Lahaina specifically — who told reporters during interviews during this weekend's network news (which now seems to have been scrubbed of those comments) they wanted nothing to do with Biden visiting.  As in:  Just stay away.  You're worthless.  800 people are still missing.  The Hawaiian "disaster response" team is a disaster in itself, as is the governor's shameful, shameless performance.  You know officials know it's a disaster because of the media intimidation and lockdowns they've been trying to get away with since this whole horrible incident first started.

Maui response is a disaster.  Almost two weeks after the fire in Maui ripped through Lahaina far too little is still known, far too little has been done to help the victims, and not enough attention has been paid to the series of government failures that led to the worst wildfire losses in American history.  Instead what we have seen on top of the human tragedy is yet another disastrous series of events that has undermined public trust in government and spawned a thriving industry in conspiracy theories of varying plausibility.  I've written a couple of articles about the fire, but the surprising thing is how little there is to say because despite the scale of the disaster and the fact that it happened in one of the most traveled regions of the world the flow of information has been a trickle and not a flood.  There are of course news stories about the fire, and their tone has shifted pretty dramatically from the initial "see how bad global warming is" stories to ones that are a bit more substantive.

What was with that Hawaii water official getting showered with leis from 'supporters'?  Kaleo Manuel, the now-"redeployed" Hawaiian state water commissioner who delayed the release of water for five hours to Lahaina's firefighters as the town burned, is no ordinary bureaucrat.  He's got "supporters."  Here's a buried-news picture-story from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, showing about 30 "supporters" gathered around him, showering him with about 15 leis, which went up to his chin as he grinned.  There were hula dances, and from a hula master who teaches at the Univerity of Hawaii at Manoa, no less.  There were a couple of older people wearing "808 Cleanups" t-shirts, representing an Oahu-based beach-cleanup and Native Hawaiian advocacy NGO, sponsored by foundations from Starbucks, Target, Patagonia, Atherton, and other wokester outfits.

Hawaii Governor Says Climate Change 'Amplified' Devastating Fires.  Hawaii Democrat Governor Josh Green took to "Face the Nation" Sunday to agree with host Margaret Brennan's assertion that climate change "amplified" Maui's horrific wildfires.  However, there were multiple failures on many fronts by authorities, including warning sirens that didn't go off, delays of much-needed water because of "equity concerns," negligence by a power company, and disaster officials who had no experience in emergency management.

Green Policies and Government Incompetence Led to the Tragedy of the Maui Fire.  As many as 1000 persons, many of them children, may have died as a result of the fire in Maui.  The exact toll — above the hundreds documented — is difficult to assess right now as the bodies are charred beyond recognition and scientific equipment to test the remains are not readily available, but the tragedy — naturally and without basis — is being blamed on "climate change" in many of the media accounts.  In fact, these people died as human sacrifices to green policies, legislative and corporate missteps, and administrative incompetence.  The citizens of Hawaii, a solidly Democratic one-party state, are learning what those of similarly governed urban centers are learning: elect incompetents who forget their first duty is to protect their constituents and you will suffer.  Will they respond as they ought to and vote out of office the governor and legislature responsible?

Biden's $700 Checks To Hawaii Fire Victims Won't Even Cover Their Share Of Ukraine Bill.  President Joe Biden announced his administration would send relief payments to the tune of $700 per household to Hawaiians whose homes, communities, and loved ones were tragically lost in a sudden blaze last week that devastated the historic town of Lahaina on the island of Maui.  Those checks, however, won't even cover each household's portion of the $113 billion in aid packages the United States has billed taxpayers for the war in Ukraine, which averages almost $900 per household.  After the cantankerous president told reporters he had "no comment" for the Maui victims as he lounged at the beach near his Delaware vacation home, the Biden administration scrambled to do damage control with more updates about help for Maui on Monday.  The staffer who runs Biden's Twitter account — who also apparently runs that of Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre — tweeted that the government will generously be doling out a "one-time $700 payment per household offering relief during an unimaginably difficult time."

Maui company says request for water to fight wildfire [was] delayed several hours while state consulted with farmers.  A Hawaiian company says that its efforts to divert water to fight a devastating wildfire last week were delayed for hours while a government agency, led by a man who has pushed for "water equity," consulted with local farmers.  The West Maui Land Company, which manages several agricultural and residential subdivisions along with water jurisdictions, says that it requested water the day of the catastrophic wildfire in Maui from the Commission On Water Resource Management but was initially denied for several hours.  The company alleges the reason for that delay was that the commission had to clear the move with local farmers.  By the time the request was granted, several hours later, the company says it was too late.

Maui Wildfires Death Toll Rises to Nearly 500 as Morgue Runs Out of Body Bags, Locals Claim.  Maui locals claim the death toll is actually four times the number news outlets are reporting, stating there are "at least 480" people who lost their lives in the raging Hawaii wildfires. has learned that according to some residents, there are families who will likely be forever scarred by finding the charred remains of their loved ones, having taken matters into their own hands due to the tedious process of the search and recovery operation.  As for why authorities are reporting that 111 people have been confirmed dead so far, Maui resident Allisen Medina, 24, who has been helping devastated residents of Lahaina, told, "Maybe it's to do with DNA or something.  I do know they ran out of body bags by the first or second night and had to ship some in from the mainland."

Meet the Radical, Obama-Loving Official Who Delayed Life-Saving Water to Maui for Several Hours.  As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, the devastating wildfires across Maui are a classic toxic combination of liberalism, corruption and inexperience all rolled into one.  The people of Maul begged for life-saving water from the West Maui stream to be used to fight the fires only to be brushed off.  The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday there was an official request made to divert the water and it was ignored for several hours by Deputy Director M. Kaleo Manuel of the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM). We are also learning some infuriating details about Manuel's background.

FEMA Administrator Questioned Over Maui Disaster and Lack of Assistance.  Deanne Criswell is current FEMA Director serving under Joe Biden.  Criswell is the first woman nominated to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The Biden administration cheered her appointment noting that Deanne has a strong background in climate change.  That's an important attribute for a FEMA director when fires are destroying communities and floods and tornadoes are leveling mainland cities and towns.  On Friday Criswell was asked why the people of Maui report no sign of government assistance after the historic fire that ripped across the island killing over 100 locals.  Notice how the fake news reporters are NOT screaming at her for her failed emergency operation in Maui.  Criswell did not deny the claims but blamed it on the trauma they are experiencing.  What?

Maui emergency services chief resigns.  Maui Emergency Management Services administrator resigned Thursday.  Administrator Herman Andaya was in charge of the response to the wildfires on Maui and his qualifications came under question upon review.  It quickly became clear that Andaya was in over his head.  It is reported that he was not on the island when the fires began on Maui.  As I wrote for our VIP subscribers yesterday, Andaya had no experience in emergency management.  He was hired in 2017 but it looks like he was hired due to his political connections, not his expertise in emergency management.  His background is in law and political science.  He was hired without ever having held a full-time job in emergency management.  He was the chief of staff for former mayor Alan Arakawa.  Andaya was hired over 40 other applicants for the job.

Maui disaster was 100% caused by human failure.  We keep being told that recent wildfires that have been having a devastating impact in Canada, California, and now Maui are the result of Global Boiling.  The truth is that they are indeed caused by human beings, but due to malice (arson), incompetence (of power companies and government officials), and mismanagement (failure to manage land properly).  The Maui fire is proving to be the worst wildfire in American history, having taken over 100 lives and likely many more by the time the count is complete.  The fire itself was started by downed power lines, which was poorly fought (it was declared contained before it raged out of control), was made deadly by an incompetent Emergency Management official, and to cap it all off was made difficult to fight by a government official who refused to approve the use of water to fight the fire.

Hawaii leadership:  That's our story, and we're sticking to it!.  Last night, I watched with shame as the Three Stooges of Hawaii — Gov. Josh Green, the mayor of Maui, and the head of Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) — stuck together like a band of thieves sharing an alibi:  It's not our fault.  We did the best we could.  That's our story, and we're sticking to it!  The MEMA administrator actually said he had no regrets about not using the emergency alert siren system.  His lame excuse was that the sirens are primarily used to warn of tsunamis: "The public is trained to seek higher ground in the event that the siren is sounded."  First of all, that's not true.  The official Maui County website lists wildfires among the hazards for which the statewide warning siren may be used.  Furthermore, everyone in Hawaii knows to turn on cell phones, TVs, or radios to get instructions following an alert.  Second, what this buffoon is saying is that people would have reflexively headed to the mountains where wildfires were still burning, and because Hawaiians are as stupid as trained circus animals, they would have continued running right into the flames.

Another Update About the Maui Wildfires.  It seems as if everything that could go wrong happened during the Maui wildfires.  The island's disaster relief chief never triggered the alarm system.  He bluntly said it wouldn't have saved the people in the mountainside region when pressed why it was never activated. [...] Hawaii has sustained $6 billion in damages so far from this brushfire, which has killed over 100 people, with at least another 1,000 still missing.  It's one of the deadliest wildfires in American history.  On top of the disaster chief being grossly unqualified, Hawaiian Electric supposedly knew that cutting off power to lines subjected to strong winds was an effective protocol for mitigating wildfires.  The island got hammered by such gusts due to a hurricane off the coast.  This policy, however, was never made official, and this fire likely began due to damaged power wires.  To make matters worse for the state's main electrical company, their utility trucks reportedly blocked escape routes for those fleeing the flames.

Agency Headed By 'Indigenous Knowledge' Advocate Delayed Water Supplies That Would Have Fought Hawaii Fires, Letter Says.  The agency headed by M. Kaleo Manuel, the deputy director of the water resource management commission for Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), delayed a requested diversion of water to fight the Maui wildfires on the grounds that such a diversion may have affected a local farmer, according to a letter sent by a Hawaiian water management company.  The West Maui Land Co. wrote an Aug. 10 letter to Manuel, the day after the fires had done most of their damage, explaining that there was a five-hour gap between the company's 1 p.m. request to divert water from streams in order to assist the Maui Fire Department (MFD) in its effort to battle the blazes and the agency's 6 p.m. approval of the request.  Manuel's agency delayed primarily because it was concerned about the impacts of a water diversion on a downstream local farmer, according to the letter.

Official Who Ignored Request for Water During Maui Inferno: 'Water Requires Conversations Around Equity'.  During the inferno that devastated part of the island of Maui, wiping entire towns off the map and possibly killing more than a thousand people (once a full assessment can be made), people on Maui begged state officials to allow West Maui stream water to be diverted to fill up reservoirs for firefighting.  That request went to M. Kaleo Manuel, Deputy Director of Hawaii's Commission on Water Resource Management, and he delayed approval of that water for five hours - five hours in which the once-contained fire exploded.  By the time the approval was received, workers were unable to reach the siphon release so that the water could be diverted.  Now we're learning that Manuel, an Obama Foundation Leader for the Asia Pacific Region, is a climate change activist and DEI devotee who's said, "Like, we can share [water], but it requires true conversations about equity."

Hawaiian Grid Operator Focused On Promoting Green Energy Instead Of Wildfire Preparedness.  Hawaiian Electric, the utility company whose power line reportedly played a role in the Hawaiian fires, appears to have focused on green energy development while neglecting to adhere to its own assessment that it needed to increase the safety of its existing infrastructure, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.  The company concluded that it needed to take much more aggressive action to ensure that its hardware did not emit sparks after the 2019 wildfire season, which was one of the worst recorded in the island of Maui's history, according to the WSJ.  The firm does not appear to have done much work to that end before one of its power lines reportedly triggered the spark for last week's fires that have killed at least 100 people, but it expended significant resources towards green energy initiatives in the years between its assessment and this week's fires, according to the WSJ.

Biden trolls Maui.  The thing is, after Covid, nobody believes a word the government or media tells them anymore.  They are told that the cause of the fires is climate change but then read that the fires burned too strongly or started too quickly.  Who to believe? [...] The Department of Defense in the US spend around $1 billion per year developing DEWs but what exactly are they?  This video from Lockheed Martin explains all.  [Video clip]  They sound like science fiction but are definitely a reality.  And if Lockheed Martin are showing you videos on YouTube, you know they have far more sophisticated DEWs behind closed doors. [...] We'll never know if the fires on Maui were caused by DEWs but I doubt it.  It's far more likely that they were caused by arson, dry vegetation or negligent fire and forest management.

Assuming it wasn't low- or high-tech arson:
Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures — Not Climate Change.  Hawaii has suffered through one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent American history.  Predictably, the left-wing political and media narrative-making machine has sought to turn the Hawaii fires into another lesson about climate change.  The facts draw a drastically different picture.  The extent of the damage on the island of Maui isn't fully known yet, but it looks horrific.  As of this writing, the death toll stands at 99.  It's the fifth-deadliest fire in American history and the deadliest in a century.  Property-damage dollar estimates have been estimated at just under $6 billion, but they will likely rise.  The oceanside town of Lahaina appears to have been completely devastated, much like how several California towns were devastated by fires in 2018 and 2021.  As with all disasters — man-made or natural — the Left never lets a crisis go to waste.

Maui and the WEF — There is No Such Thing As a Coincidence.  Theories have been spreading online that the fires that have devastated Maui were allegedly started "too suddenly" and "burned too harshly" to be a regular wildfire, as reported on The Expose earlier today.  From videos circulating showing strikes coming from the sky and witness accounts from Maui residents, it appears that the general consensus is that the deadly wildfires that spread through Maui were not a natural disaster, but, a deliberate act using a Direct Energy Weapon[.]  Yes, that does sound alarming as does the fact that there were no warning sirens set off be either local or state emergencies. [...] That is not the only thing that should be questioned, we should ask why boats were in the water but still burned, why did trees that were between destroyed buildings remain green and thriving and why did the fire burn in a circular shape?

These Four Things Caused the Maui Wildfires.  Spoiler alert, it's not climate change.  [Video clip]

Did Leftist Global Warming Zealots Start Deadly Hawaiian Fires To Spread Climate Fear And Anxiety?  The latest figures out of fire-stricken Hawaii are 55 dead in Maui and the complete destruction of the historic city of Lahaina.  Dozens of additional people have been injured by the fires, some of them critically, in what has been dubbed the state's deadliest natural disaster since 1960 when a tsunami killed 61 people on the Big Island.  As of Thursday, 80 percent of the fire is contained, and the blame game is now taking place where one side says the fires are just a natural occurrence while the other blames it on global warming and climate change.  There are even those who say the fires may have been intentionally started by arsonists afflicted with climate anxiety or some other climate disorder who convinced themselves that burning down an entire area will somehow force the world to go "green."

What Are The Odds?  Maui Wildfires Top Cop Also Coordinated Response to Las Vegas Mass Shooting.  Social media users are pointing out Maui Police Chief John Pelletier previously served as incident commander during another mass casualty event:  the Las Vegas Route 61 festival mass shooting.  The bizarre coincidence was highlighted by several social media users, who were immediately skeptical of Pelletier's previous work on the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay that left 58 people dead, and his current overseeing of the response to the deadly Maui wildfire that's killed at least 99 people.

What Fuelled the Hawaiian Wildfires That Killed Dozens and Destroyed Historic Lahaina Town, Maui?  Much of the historic town of Lahaina, the previous home to around 12,000 people in western Maui, has been destroyed by wildfires that erupted last Tuesday night.  This tragedy has been said to be the largest "natural disaster" in Hawaii's history, but, not everyone is convinced that this was a "natural disaster" at all, instead believing that it was fuelled by a Direct Energy Weapon (DEW).

Maui Residents Organizing Their Own Relief Efforts.  Is This Biden's Katrina?  It's been a week since wildfires on Maui ravaged the island and sent residents streaming into the ocean to avoid the flames.  So far, Joe Biden has "no comment" about the casualties and, presumably, he has nothing to say about the massive relief efforts that are surely underway. [...] So where is FEMA?  Where is Biden?  Ordinary people doing the job that FEMA and the federal government should be doing hasn't even elicited a peep from most in the media.  Of course not, because Joe Biden and the Hawaiian government are Democrats.

Maui should be Biden's Katrina moment, but he's a Democrat.  "No comment."  That's how President Joe Biden, fresh off his latest sunbathing session capping off weeks of cycling and chilling at the beach, responded when asked about the deadly wildfires that have decimated the island of Maui and taken the lives of 96 people and counting. [...] [T]he Democratic Party cares as much about empathy as it does any other emotion.  To Democrats, emotions are nothing but tools to use as smoke screens in the pursuit of power.  If you're the leader of the Democratic Party and the United States, you're allowed to smile and sunbathe while Americans perish in the worst natural disaster that Hawaii has ever faced.

Dimmitt, Texas
April 10, 2023

What an amazing coincidence!
Ranchers Sound Alarm:  Elevated Beef Prices May Be Permanent, Just Like Bill Gates Wants.  As beef prices hit record highs across the United States, ranchers are warning that these elevated costs might be here to stay.  The unprecedented surge in beef prices is being felt by consumers and producers alike, raising concerns about the long-term stability of the market.  Rancher Scott Hayes from Missouri highlighted the challenges facing the beef industry.  Hayes, who has been in the ranching business for over two decades, noted that a combination of factors is driving up prices.  "Feed costs have skyrocketed, and the droughts we've experienced have severely impacted our pastures," Hayes explained.  "It's becoming increasingly difficult to maintain our herds and produce the quality beef consumers expect."  According to Hayes, the rising costs of feed and other inputs, coupled with labor shortages, are pushing prices to levels never seen before.  The supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have further exacerbated these issues, leading to higher prices at the grocery store.

Investigators Reveal Cause of Texas Dairy Farm Explosion That Killed Nearly 20,000 Cows.  Authorities on Thursday revealed the cause of a Texas dairy farm explosion that killed nearly 20,000 head of cattle.  A large explosion at South Fork Dairy in Dimmitt, Texas last month killed more than 18,000 cows and injured one person.  The smoke from the explosion could be seen up to 80 miles away.  Investigators said an engine fire in the manure hauler caused the explosion.  It is unclear what caused the engine fire but, according to authorities, there was "no intentional act to cause a failure."

The Editor says...
As others have pointed out, cows are large, and if each cow occupies a 6-by-10-foot space, 20,000 cows would cover at least 27 acres.  To immediately kill every cow in a herd that big, allowing none of them to flee to safety, would require a massive explosion.  Even if this small-town dairy farm had a 30-acre barn, one would reasonably expect that most of the cows would escape somehow.  Also, how many people would be required to corral 20,000 cows?  Hundreds!  Where are those people now?  There's a lot more going on here than an overheated motor in a vacuum truck.  Yet the sheriff says the case is closed.  Move on.

Additional commentary added 6/5/2023:
For comparison purposes, the Pentagon covers about 33.8 acres.  If a fire broke out in the middle of a herd of cows as big as the Pentagon, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect that at least 99 percent of them would flee and survive?

Added 9/3/2023:
Yes, there is (or was) a very large building at the South Fork Dairy, and one would think that a curious journalist would have taken a few aerial photographs of the facility, after April 2023, to see what it looks like now.  Was the destruction evenly spread over the entire facility?  Has anyone stopped to ask how one overheated motor could cause such a massive and deadly fire?

The American Beef Industry Is Disappearing.  As the far left insists we cut down on our beef eating, they're getting their wish by chance.  A real boon for them.  The cattle are disappearing as a result of inflation, drought, and a farm bill that gets very little of the sales money back to farmers and ranchers.  Now farmers are aging out, and we are on the precipice of losing our industry, one of the world's best.  According to Reuters, the United States is importing record amounts of beef this year and exporting less after ranchers slashed the nation's cattle herd to its lowest level in decades, tightening margins for meat companies like Tyson Foods.  Cattle numbers have declined after drought sent the beef prices soaring.  Higher prices encourage companies to import cheaper beef from Japan, China and Egypt.

'Explosion kills 18,000 cows,' reports say, and no questions asked.  Recently, news broke regarding an explosion at a dairy farm in the Texas Panhandle, in which approximately 18,000 cows were killed (and one person critically injured).  The Castro County Sheriff's Office confirmed the explosion to Fox News Digital and stated that the cows were in a holding area before being brought in for milking when the blast occurred at the Southfork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt.  The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire. [...] What kind of explosion could possibly cause the death of 18,000 cattle?!  This is a bovine Hiroshima or Nagasaki!  I'm not buying the theory that a vacuum exploded, killing 18,000 dairy cows, whose average weight is over 1,500 pounds.  Over how vast an area were the cows dispersed, even if in a pen?  At 8 feet long and like 5 feet wide, even if they were all standing nearly nose-to-tail and shoulder-to-shoulder they would cover an area of roughly 26 football fields.  And this was on essentially open prairie, with not much fuel for a fire. [...] [And why] is every food processing plant, dairy farm and chicken coop in America blowing up, burning up, or otherwise being destroyed?  Is it for the same reason our leaders are abandoning the use of fossil fuels?

Here's the mysterious food processing fire of the month:
Texas Dairy Farm Explosion Kills 18,000 Cattle: Cause Still Undetermined.  An estimated 18,000 milking cows were killed, and one person was left critically injured, after an explosion ripped through a Texas dairy farm on Monday.  Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the blast.  The Castro County Sheriff's Office confirmed with Fox News Digital the cows were in a holding area before being brought in for milking when the fiery blast engulfed the Southfork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt.

Dairy Farm Explosion Kills Almost 18,000 Cattle, Critically Injures 1 Person.  An explosion rocked a Texas dairy farm April 10, killing 18,000 cows and critically injuring one person, authorities say.  The Castro County Sheriff's office responded to numerous calls regarding an explosion Monday evening at the Southfork Dairy Farm, KFDA News reported.  Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement officials and fire crews determined that at least one person was trapped inside the milking building that had gone up in flames.  The victim, an unnamed female, was located by fire crews who were able to get her to safety and transport her to a local hospital for care, according to a release from the Castro County Sheriff's office.  [Tweet]  Being cited as the deadliest barn fire for cattle overall and "the most devastating barn fire in Texas" since they started being recorded in 2013, officials have determined that almost 18,000 cows were killed in the explosion and subsequent fire.

Deer Creek, Texas
February 23, 2023

Massive Fires Break Out at Three Mexico State-Owned Oil Facilities Within 24 Hours.  In just one day, massive fires broke out at three different facilities in Mexico and one in the United States that are controlled by the state-owned Mexican oil company, Pemex.  On Thursday, three separate fires broke out at Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) facilities, resulting in one worker's death, at least eight people were injured, and several others missing, Bloomberg reported.  This resulted in increased scrutiny of the safety record of the Mexican state oil firm in advance of its earnings call on Monday.

Bedford, Ohio
February 20, 2023

Another "Coincidence": An Ohio Metal Factory Explodes.  Jeff Huhn, who works across the street, heard the explosion.  "We were just loading up a truck, getting ready to leave, and it was the loudest noise we ever heard," Huhn said.  "Everything was shaking, things were falling off the shelves here.  We looked out and saw a huge plume of smoke.  About 40 feet down from the entrance, it blew up half the building.  It blew debris and shrapnel, there were cars on fire.  We just saw pandemonium after the explosion."  It's just another one of those coincidences, right?  And East Palestine just happens to be in its path?  And the residents of East Palestine just happen to have biometric ID issues so the masters can track and trace them?

East Palestine, Ohio
February 3, 2023

Execs got money, in part for 'record' railroad train length.  Nhen Norfolk Southern's derailed train spewed toxic chemicals into East Palestine, Ohio, Scripps News was the first news organization to uncover how company executives received millions in cash for actions that compromised safety, including making its trains longer and heavier.  Weighing 18,000 tons, the derailed train was nearly two miles long.  Industry insiders, Congressional members, and former Federal Railroad Administration leaders expressed shock at what Scripps News uncovered:
  •   Norfolk Southern gave large cash payouts to executives for achieving "record performance for train length and weight."
  •   It made its "operating ratio" the single biggest trigger for executive cash awards.  Pressure to lower this controversial Wall Street metric led to dangerous cost-cutting.
  •   As operating ratio hit a record low, the company's accident rate hit a 10-year high.

Norfolk Southern Reaches $600 Million Settlement in East Palestine Train-Derailment Suit.  Norfolk Southern announced Tuesday it reached a $600 million settlement agreement to resolve all class-action lawsuits within a 20-mile radius of the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment last year.  The settlement, if approved by a court, would result in compensation to individuals and small businesses impacted by the train derailment, and it would resolve personal-injury claims from within 10 miles of the incident.  Norfolk Southern is not admitting guilt as part of the settlement.

Biden Failed to Declare Emergency After East Palestine Train Disaster.  Joe Biden regime officials failed to declare the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a public health emergency despite the chemical fire and mass evacuation that followed.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims insufficient proof of widespread health issues or ongoing chemical exposure has been presented despite many residents voicing concerns over persistent respiratory problems and rashes.  The Government Accountability Project obtained official emails discussing the possibility of declaring an emergency through a public records request.  They found that the EPA has insisted that it can manage the situation in East Palestine without escalating it to an emergency.

NTSB Chair: 'Controlled' Chemical Explosion That Poisoned East Palestine Was Unnecessary.  Norfolk Southern's half-baked plan to ignite chemicals released in its East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment was entirely unnecessary, as officials could have waited for the chemicals to cool down before removing them, according to National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy.  Homendy testified to Congress on Wednesday, telling senators that Ohio officials didn't have all the necessary information before allowing Norfolk Southern to ignite the chemicals in a "vent and burn."  Homendy said the Ohio officials, including Gov. Mike DeWine, weren't told that the chemicals were cooling down.  "There was no justification to do a vent and burn," Homendy said.  "There was another option: let it cool down."  That revelation from Homendy led to Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, and others to wonder whether Norfolk Southern ignited the chemicals just so it could move its freight more quickly.  [Tweet]

Fortunately for Joe, the trip took place on a Friday afternoon, for mimimum press coverage.
378 Days Later, Biden's Visit To East Palestine Was A Train Wreck.  It was all for show and votes.  Everyone knew it.  It took Joe Biden 378 days to finally show up in East Palestine, Ohio after one of the worst train derailments in history.  Needless to say, his visit was a solid bust.  Over a year ago, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio.  The derailment and the aftermath wasn't handled well, at all. [...] Keep in mind, this happened on February 3, 2023.  In the middle of winter.  Between the toxic smoke, and the leaking of the chloride into the dirt and ground water, it was a fair bet the chemicals were going to cause on-going medical problems for East Palestine residents.  And it did, and has. [...] It is 1000% understandable that residents of East Palestine and the nearby communities are frustrated.  Joe Biden literally refused to visit, until now.  It's as plain as the ice cream on his face that this was a purely political election year move.

A Tale of Two Presidents.  President-In-Name-Only Joe Biden finally decided to visit East Palestine, Ohio — the community that last year endured both a toxic train derailment and the government's questionable decision to burn the spilled hazardous chemicals and poison the region's air.  Given Biden's obvious cognitive decline, it's impossible to know whether PINO mistakenly thought he was heading out to provide aid and comfort to Palestinian terrorists in their war against Israel or whether he wanted to belatedly feign love for blue-collar Americans before demanding their votes in November.  Either way, Dementia Joe made the trip late in the day on a Friday so that coverage of his visit would disappear with the rest of the administration's conveniently flushed news.  For their part, the good people of East Palestine were quick to declare with numerous signs that PINO Biden's arrival was "Too Little, Too Late."

East Palestine Residents Protest Joe Biden's Arrival One Year After Toxic Train Crash.  Joe Biden on Friday departed the White House en route to East Palestine, Ohio.  Biden is finally visiting East Palestine more than ONE YEAR after the toxic train crash.  On Feb. 3, 2023, just before 9 p.m.  Eastern, a Norfolk Southern train derailed near East Palestine, Ohio, a small Midwestern town of about 4,800 people near the Ohio border with Pennsylvania.  At least 11 of the train cars that derailed contained hazardous materials.  Several cars were carrying vinyl chloride, a cancer-causing substance.

Update On East Palestine, Ohio Clean-Up.  [Video clip only.]

CDC Investigators Got Sick While Probing Toxic Train Derailment.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials investigating potential health concerns in a small Ohio town impacted by a toxic train derailment became ill during their study, a CDC official confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Seven CDC members reported sore throats, headaches, coughing and nausea while in East Palestine, Ohio, weeks after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in early February and a controlled burn leaked hazardous materials, including vinyl chloride, into the environment, Belsie González, CDC senior public affairs specialist, told the DCNF.  The CDC members' symptoms are consistent with health complaints reported by residents and first responders.

Plan to INJECT toxic Ohio wastewater underground in Texas alarms locals.  Residents and local officials of Harris County, Texas, have sounded the alarm after learning that the now-contaminated water used to extinguish the fiery aftermath of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, has been transported to their neighborhood for disposal.  Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo noted at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 23, that 500,000 gallons of the wastewater had been delivered to the city of Deer Park for disposal.  The county learned about the delivery of the wastewater just a day earlier.

=Toxic wastewater from East Palestine train derailment heading to Texas to be injected into the earth.  Even though state and federal officials have been saying for weeks now that the water in and around East Palestine, Ohio, is safe to consume and there's no worry at all, much of it is now slated for transport to Texas because it is 'toxic' and must be 'disposed of properly', according to a Friday report.  According to a top official from Harris County, home to Houston, the water will be headed to a suburb for disposal.  "I and my office heard today that 'firefighting water' from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment is slated to be disposed of in our county," noted Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo in a Wednesday statement on Twitter.

Texas, Michigan Were Unaware Hazardous Waste From Ohio Train Derailment Was Taken to Their Areas.  Contaminated soil and water from the East Palestine, Ohio freight train derailment were being taken to areas in Michigan and Texas without officials knowing.  According to a spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency, Norfolk Southern is responsible for the disposal of the waste, ordering the hazardous waste to be shipped to Michigan and Texas, which is now on pause.  "Within 24 hours of being notified, EPA instructed Norfolk Southern to immediately pause waste shipments from the East Palestine train derailment site.  Waste disposal plans, including disposal location and transportation routes for contaminated waste, will be subject to EPA review and approval moving forward.  EPA will ensure that all waste is disposed of in a safe and lawful manner at EPA-certified facilities to prevent further release of hazardous substances and impacts to communities," the spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Why was the East Palestine tank car blown up?  While much has been written about the aftermath of the East Palestine train wreck burn, there is little regarding why the rail tank containing hazardous chemicals needed to be blown up.  I am a retired engineer having significant experience with pressure vessels and some background with DoT tank regulations.  I offer my thoughts based on limited knowledge and a little thinking.  From what I could learn, the contents of the tank(s) were becoming unstable, and pressure was increasing.  It was feared that the tank would explode and send shrapnel everywhere.  So the decision was made to relieve the pressure with a "controlled burn."  This story raises many questions that must be answered.  The first question is, what was causing the pressure to build?  Physically, there is no difference between a tank sitting on its wheels on a track and a tank lying on its side on the ground.  There is nothing about a tank lying on the ground that would cause pressure to build.  Was there a fire around the rail cars?  I've seen nothing indicating that this was the case, nor is it likely there was a wild land fire in the middle of winter in Ohio.  How did they know pressure was building?  Were they monitoring a pressure gauge on the tank?  If so, they were close enough to put out any fire that might be threatening the tank.  Furthermore, transport tanks are equipped with a pressure relief valve that would not allow pressure to build enough to burst them.

The oblivious masses have no idea they are being systematically exterminated by a series of planned disasters.  The chemical weapons gas bomb that was ignited by government authorities in Ohio was, of course, both an act of deliberate terrorism and a crime against humanity and the environment.  I spoke with an accredited hazardous materials emergency response expert who told me that these chemicals should never have been set on fire by authorities.  The burning of vinyl chloride, of course, releases phosgene, a World War I chemical weapon that maims or kills biological beings on contact.  The train crash provided the perfect cover story for genocidal government agents to essentially detonate a chemical weapons bomb over prime farm land, not far from heavily populated cities.  The entire Ohio River basin will be impacted by the fallout for years to come, with massive die-offs already being reported, and both soils and foliage to be impacted with actual acid rain (hydrochloric acid), formed as the combustion products of vinyl chloride combine with water vapor in the air.  (The media are largely silent on all this, pretending that the real threat to humanity is carbon dioxide.)

Possibly related, maybe not:
Miles of 'Unknown Train Cars, Carrying Unknown Liquids' Magically Appear in the Heart of California's Agriculture Land.  Miles of train cars filled to the brim with an unknown liquid in the heart of California's food agriculture lifeline that feeds the USA and the world with a good bit of their nuts and other fruits and veggies.  [Video clip]

Man Makes Disturbing Discovery on Property 1.4 Miles from Ohio Toxic Chemical Burn.  It's another day, so there are new misadventures in the sad story of the destructive train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.  Now a man says ashes have fallen on his home more than a mile away from a controlled burn at the wreck.  And near his house, an undetonated blasting cap was found that he believes is related to the burn.  What is going on with this event?  Why is it unique? [...] Nobody has seemed to care until the devastation and tragedy could no longer be ignored.  As a result, over the course of this situation, a cast of characters has emerged, including the CEO of the railroad, the U.S. secretary of transportation and former president Donald Trump.

All 4700 residents of East Palistine were set to receive MyID medical monitoring devices a week before the derailment.  A small device is ready to be used in a small town to make a big impact.  East Palestine is excited to make an important medical device available to all 4,700 residents.  On Sunday, there will be a special meeting to share more or start signing up.  "It gives us that rapid information that we may need should somebody be unresponsive or having some kind of medical emergency," said East Palestine Fire Chief Keith Drabick.

Norfolk Southern Says they "Accidentally" Asked East Palestine Residents to Sign Legal Waivers as Condition of Contamination Tests.  When Ohio Senator JD Vance was briefing the press earlier today, he was asked about East Palestine residents being required to sign indemnity waivers, releasing Norfolk Southern Railway from legal liability, as a requirement of having their water/air tests conducted on their property.  Senator Vance said he talked to a resident about it, then reviewed the contract and confirmed the indemnity demand.  Vance then immediately called Norfolk Southern Railroad officials and asked them about it.  According to Vance, the response from Norfolk Southern Railway was that the liability waiver was accidentally presented.

Important Takeaways from Ohio Gov's Train Derailment Briefing, Including a Shocking Revelation.  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took to the podium on Tuesday to update reporters and citizens about the devastating train derailment in E. Palestine, Ohio, on February 3.  The small town has been reeling in the wake of the derailment and subsequent controlled burn of dangerous chemicals days after the wreck.  One of the most astounding revelations from the press conference was that the train was not classified as carrying hazardous chemicals.  "I learned today from the PUCO [Public Utilities Council of Ohio] that this train was not considered a high hazardous material train," DeWine said.  As a result, the railroad was not required to notify anyone in Ohio about what the train was carrying.  "Even though some rail cars did have hazardous material on board, and while most of them did not, that's why it was not categorized as a high hazardous material train," said DeWine.

The gases released include vinyl chloride, isobutylene and ethylhexyl acrylate.
Ohio residents 'hit by wave of sickness' after train carrying toxic chemicals exploded and engulfed surrounding neighborhoods in black smoke.  Health concerns for Ohio residents are growing after a train carrying toxic chemicals crashed and engulfed surrounding neighborhoods in black smoke.  East Palestine resident Melissa Henry told the Associated Press her youngest son's 'eyes turned red as tomato and he was coughing a lot' before the family evacuated to her parents' house outside the evacuation zone.  Another resident in North Lima, roughly ten miles from the train derailment, had her six chickens die days after the chemical fire started.

Bozrah, Connecticut
January 28, 2023

Every Time Something Strange Occurs, They Want Us To Believe That It Is "Just A Coincidence".  You are not supposed to be an independent thinker, and you are definitely not supposed to come to your own conclusions.  When the corporate media decides that some really weird event that has just happened is "just a coincidence", you are supposed to go along with it without asking any questions.  In fact, if you do decide to challenge the dominant narrative on a particular issue, there is a very good chance that you will be labeled a "conspiracy theorist". [...] Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.  Over the past year, literally dozens of food production facilities in the United States have mysteriously burned to the ground, and now there has been another very strange fire.  Hillandale Farms is one of the leading egg producers in the entire country, and an extremely unusual fire that suddenly erupted at their farm in Bozrah, Connecticut on Saturday afternoon killed approximately 100,000 chickens. [...] Just like so many of the other mysterious fires that have erupted at food production facilities in recent months, this fire grew to an absolutely monstrous size before anyone even realized what was happening.  Could it be possible that someone started this fire on purpose to make our national egg shortage even worse?  Of course we aren't even supposed to consider such a question.  We are being told that there is absolutely no connection between the dozens of fires that we have been witnessing and that it is "just a coincidence" that there has been a gigantic fire at one of our most important egg producers at a time when egg prices have already soared to absurd heights.

Firefighters Continue to Assess Damage After Large Fire at Bozrah Egg Farm.  More than 100 firefighters worked to put out a large fire at an egg farm in Bozrah on Saturday.  Firefighters said the fire was in a 50 foot by 600 foot operating chicken coop at Hillandale Farms on Schwartz Road. [...] It's unclear what may have started the fire.

Saginaw County, Michigan
December, 2022

Latest Agriculture Industry Fire Is Bad - Crews Aren't Sure How Long This One Will Take to Extinguish.  Sadly, most people think food on grocery store shelves just appears and is perpetually available.  From their perspective, why wouldn't they believe that?  Aside from supply chain interruptions during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there hasn't been a time in recent history when we've lacked stocked shelves 24/7.  It couldn't be further from reality, though.  The number of processes that must happen to turn a field of crops into food on your local supermarket shelf is astonishing, and that's if everything goes perfectly.

El Segundo, California
November 11, 2022

Homemade energy crisis?  Another refinery, owned by Chevron, goes up in flames — sabotage of oil infrastructure?  The night of the midterm election, another oil refinery, this one owned by Chevron and located in El Segundo, Calif., caught fire under mysterious circumstances.  Firefighters were called to the scene, which was described as a "massive fire" [...].  Officials say they have no idea how the fire started.  [Tweet with video clip.] [...] A company spokesman from Chevron claims the fire did not impact the refinery's ability to supply petroleum products to customers throughout the Southern California region.

Pendleton, Oregon
August 10, 2022

Fire Erupts at Pendleton, Oregon Flour Mill.  A fire has erupted at a Pendleton, Oregon flour mill.  This is just one more fire in a long string of food production or food storage warehouses just this year.  Pendleton Fire Department, Umatilla Tribal Fire Department, and Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 were the first to respond to the scene of the blaze at 501 S.E. Emigrant Ave.  Soon after, fire departments from La Grande and Boardman also were responding.  Pendleton Assistant Fire Chief Tony Pierotti said this blaze kicked off at about 4:30 a.m., and all signs point to the massive structure as a total loss, according to a report by the East Oregonian.  Pierotti said silos were at full capacity of finished grain, so the fire fuel load was extreme.

Coincidence? Two Separate Fires Destroy Chicken Farm & Agricultural Equipment Dealer In Minnesota.  The "coincidences" that just happen to be devastating to the already depleted food supply continue.  Two separate fires in Minnesota destroyed an agricultural equipment dealer and a chicken farm.  Over 200,000 chickens were burned in the fire at the chicken farm reducing the number of eggs that can be sent to markets.  The chicken barn belonged to Forsman Farms, a major egg producer that sells three million eggs per day.  The specific building that was destroyed sat on the company's Howard Lake farm and was described by a spokesperson as a "substantial facility."

Another Massive Fire At A Farm Supply Store That Sells Animal Feed and Fertilizer.  A massive fire broke out at around 4:30 a.m. [7/19/2022] at the Tri-County Stockdale Company on Black Road.  The farm supply store sells animal feed as well as yard care supplies and fertilizer.  Shorewood police have issued a shelter-in-place order for two miles north and northeast of the fire due to fumes from the fire, according to ABC7 Chicago.  Between 12 [and] 15 fire departments are assisting and heavy fire was reported to be coming through the roof.  According to WJOL, right now there is no concern for an explosion within the building but the flames have spread to a second building.

Waupaca County, Wisconsin
June 13, 2022

Another Day, Another Food Processing Plant Suddenly Burns To The Ground.  Multiple crews worked Monday to put out a fire at a food processing plant just west of Waupaca County.  WSAW-TV reports firefighters were called to Festive Foods, 7811 County D, in the Portage County town of Belmont, around 9 a.m.  Waupaca firefighters say employees were tried to put out a small fire in an air compressor area.  They thought they had extinguished it, but it spread to the roof and a newer part of the building.  It quickly got out of control.  Company owner and president Mike Holmgren says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  [Video clip]

Another Blow to the US Food Market:  Fire Breaks Out at a Food Processing Plant West of Waupaca County in Wisconsin.  A fire ignited inside a food manufacturing facility in the town of Belmont near the Portage-Waupaca County, Wisconsin on Monday.  Multiple fire departments responded to a fire at Festive Foods on County Highway D around 9 a.m., WSAW-TV reported.  The company owner and president, Mike Holmgren, said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  The crew tried to put out the fire for almost nine hours since it started, according to an update from News 9.

Wright County, Minnesota
June 3, 2022

Tens Of Thousands Of Chickens Killed In Wright County Egg Farm Fire.  Massive flames burned down a barn with tens of thousands of chickens in Wright County.  The fire started late Saturday night at Forsman Farms in Howard Lake, causing major damage.  The Trebesch family thought they would spend Saturday night [6/4/2022] around their bonfire, but just after 10 p.m. they noticed massive flames across the field at Forsman Farms.  "It was unbelievable how quick it grew, it was insane," Andy Trebesch said.  "It was the whole sky, it was quite large."

Food Processing Plants [are] Burning Down All Over the World, as Europe, Australia Prepare for Fuel Rationing.  Food processing plants and distribution centers are now burning to a crisp in rapid succession, a peculiar trend that has been growing since 2021.  Just in the last weeks the U.S. has seen Taylor Farms, a packaged salad plant in Salinas, California, burn to a crisp; and the Azure Standard headquarters, "the nation's premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food," also was burned to smithereens.  Approximately 200,000 chickens are dead after a massive fire tore through a Minnesota egg farm over the long Memorial Day weekend.  They delivered approximately 3 million eggs a day to large retailers.

Egg prices have risen 161% — Everything Is Skyrocketing.  Egg prices have risen 161% for business owners, according to the latest producer price index.  In part, it's due to the Avian flu, but not in total.  Egg prices are also a victim of Bidenflation.  The CPI shows how prices rise for consumers and the PPI shows the costs to businesses that supply the eggs.  Also, a massive fire that killed tens of thousands of chickens in Minnesota hasn't helped.  It was the only food item with a triple digit increase, according to WFLA.

Stockton, California
May 27, 2020

Firefighters battle massive 'fire tornado' after blaze breaks out at food processing plant.  The five-alarm fire — which prompted a flame whirlwind — took place at the Mizkan America tomato processing facility in Stockton, California.  Approximately 1.5 acres of plastic pallets burned and drivers were urged to steer clear of the fiery area, according to the Stockton Fire Department.  The fire, which was at first labelled as a three-alarm fire, was fueled by crates filled with tomato products, The Record of Stockton reported.  [Video clip]

Other fires / lists of fires / related discussion:

Fast-moving wildfire devours 1,400 New Mexico structures.  A fast-moving wildfire has destroyed more than 1,400 structures in New Mexico, prompting thousands of people to evacuate, officials said.  The South Fork fire has been racing through Mescalero Tribal land, U.S. Forest Service land and within the areas surrounding Ruidoso, a village located about 200 miles south of Albuquerque.

Over 12,000 Acres Near Los Angeles is on Fire — More Than 1,200 People Evacuated So Far.  A massive wildfire just outside Los Angeles, California, has spread to 12,265 acres and was only two percent contained on Sunday afternoon [6/16/2024].  The Post Fire is moving towards Hungry Valley Park, where California State Park Services have evacuated approximately 1,200 people.  [Tweet with video clip]  Evacuation warnings have also been issued south of Pyramid Lake between Old Ridge Route and the Los Angeles County line, which includes Paradise Ranch Estate.  [Tweet]

Somewhat related:
Idaho Farmers: "We're All Going to Fail".  Idaho farmers are in danger of having their water shut off.  The water shutoff order affects half a million acres of farmland and about 6,400 people who use the water.  Without water, their farmland is worthless.  The state of Idaho has put a water curtailment order, which is basically a water shutoff order on literally a half million acres of farmland.  Many farming this land have already invested in thousands of acres, thousands of dollars per acre, to grow potatoes.  It's too late for them to survive without water.  Why is the water being cut off?  Essentially, this curtailment represents a battle of wills between the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the groundwater districts in eastern Idaho.

The Editor says...
The Idaho farmers made the mistake of relying on the government for their water supply. It was once a reasonable assumption that the government would always make rational decisions that would benefit the most people, but those days are over.

The Global War on Food.  Let's consider the plethora of mysterious disasters impacting food production facilities.  The latest is a fire at one of the nation's largest free-range egg facilities that killed millions of chickens.  But this is just one of a long, long, long list of similar disasters that are destroying, one by one, the business of feeding humans.

Updated List of 100+ US Food, Water, Energy and Commerce Infrastructure Destroyed.  [A very long list.  Most of the activity seems to have happened in March / April / May, 2022.]

Map Shows All Food Processing Plants That Have Burned Down, Blown Up or Been Destroyed Under Biden.  I knew there have been a lot of food processing plants and other food supply buildings that have burned down, blown up or otherwise met a catastrophic, untimely end in the last 3 years, but I had no idea just how many until I saw it all together in one place.  I've been here to cover each of these, but it's really jarring when you see it all in one place.  Watch this video:  [Video clip] [...] Here's a complied list of nearly 100 fires from 2021 and 2022 from Rumble:
  [#1]   4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant
  [#2]   7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant
  [#3]   8/13/21 JBS beef plant
  [#4]   8/24/21 Patak Meat Company
  [#5]   7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant
  [#14]   2/3/22 Percy dairy farm
  [#15]   2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.
  [#16]   2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
  [#17]   2/15/22 Shearer's Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.
  [#25]   3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri
  [#26]   3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
  [#27]   3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
  [#28]   3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
  [#29]   3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, Iowa
  [#30]   3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, barn full of cows burns
  [#31]   3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
  [#32]   3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.
  [#33]   3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed [in] Jonesboro, Arkansas
  [#34]   3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
  [#35]   3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware
  [#36]   3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
  [#37]   3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana
  [#38]   3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota
  [#39]   3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
  [#40]   3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.
  [#41]   3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
  [#42]   3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
  [#43]   3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
  [#44]   3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
  [#45]   3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa

The Food Processing Plant Fires Keep Coming.  [An alternate source for the list above, attributed to Zero Hedge, now behind a paywall.]

Somewhat related:
More Than 4 Million Chickens Will Be Culled at Iowa Farm Where Bird Flu Was Found.  More than 4 million chickens will be slaughtered to prevent the spread of bird flu after the virus was detected at a commercial egg-laying facility in Iowa, the state announced on May 28.  The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said in a statement that a coordinated effort with the U.S. Department of Agriculture led to the detection of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) case of the H5N1 strain, also known as bird flu, at a large farm in Sioux County.  It was the first avian influenza case detected in a large commercial flock of chickens in the Hawkeye State this year.

What Staged Infrastructure and Supply-Line Destruction Event Will Be Next for the Biden Regime?  From fake climate-change wildfires that fuel the green new scam agenda, to food and fertilizer processing plants across America serendipitously blowing up and burning down, and from bridges being destroyed by so-called "hacked" cargo ships, to livestock being poisoned with arsenic and spike protein injections, we are all witnessing the planned destruction of the Republic, one key infrastructure entity at a time.  The only way the Democrats can succeed in turning America into a socialist hell-hole, as they wish, is to eliminate the middle-class entirely.  This requires ruining the infrastructure of fuel, food, water and other key supplies to the extent that they are either hardly available, unaffordable, or utterly non-existent.  Ever since the supply chain got crippled across the board during the COVID plandemic, and inflation driven out the roof by all of this, it's just been one major mishap after another, and every fire, explosion or demolition is called "accidental" by mainstream news.  How convenient that the fake news narrative always fits the political agenda of the Left.

Fire Jihad Unleashed:  Acres of Forests Engulfed in India, Multiple Muslims Arrested.  Arson provides Islamic terror groups with a cost-effective, low-skill method to inflict casualties, economic damage, and widespread fear within communities.  A massive forest fire has swept through Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.  The flames, consuming thousands of trees, have dealt a severe blow to the region's environment.  This dire situation reflects the broader crisis unfolding in the state, where forest fires have spread to residential areas, exacerbating the already severe impact.  The severity of these fires is underscored by their visibility from space, indicative of the extensive environmental damage caused by the destruction of over a thousand hectares of forest land.  Tragically, reports of fatalities add to the gravity of the situation.  But amidst this catastrophe, the fires have left many wondering if they are being set by lone jihadis or those carrying out orders by Islamic terror groups' calls for Fire Jihad.  [Tweet]

Berlin's plant that makes Iris-T air defence systems for Ukraine engulfed in flames.  A massive fire started at a metallurgical plant in Berlin's Lichterfelde district.  The fire sparked in the technical room on the ground floor of the building.  The entire building is engulfed in flames, reports.  [Video clip]  More than 100 firefighters are putting out the fire.  The fire occurred at the Diehl Metal Applications plant, Berliner Zeitung publication said.  The company produces metal sheets and various metal products.  The company is part of the Diehl holding, which, among other things, has a defence division — Diehl BGT Defense that produces missiles for the Iris-T air defence system that the West supplies to Ukraine.  Firefighters warned that there were dangerous and highly toxic chemicals inside the building of the metallurgical plant, such as copper cyanide and sulfuric acid.

Traffic snarled as workers begin removing I-95 overpass scorched in Connecticut fuel truck inferno.  Workers on Friday [5/3/2024] began removing a bridge over a Connecticut highway that was damaged in a fiery crash involving a gasoline tanker truck — a project expected to keep both sides of Interstate 95 closed through the weekend and extend a traffic nightmare on the major artery linking New England and New York.

California Homeowners:  Insured No More Amid Fire Danger.  America's largest and, for some owners, only option for a home insurer is pulling back its operations in the state of California, leaving many with no more options to secure their property's value amid wildfire danger in the state reaching new heights.  As Statista's Katharina Buchholz reports, after saying in May of last year that it wasn't giving out any new California contracts, news broke in March that 72,000 State Farm policies in the state would not be renewed. [...] State Farm's move speaks volumes to homes in wooded areas of California now being considered so likely to be destroyed that the usual calculations of insurance companies have stopped working out[,] at least for those high-end properties that are now having their contracts discontinued.

The Editor says...
If the insurance companies are backing out, they know something is coming.  It's their job to know what's just around the corner.

Why Real American Beef Is Under Attack.  Beef is unique in three ways.  First, it is among the only foods that are high in crucial protein, zinc, and iron. [...] Second, beef is challenging to acquire if it's not purchased from retailers or directly from ranchers.  Americans can grow a garden for vegetables and grains.  Raising chickens is neither difficult nor expensive and does not require a large plot of land.  Fish can be caught in accessible bodies of water.  But acquiring and raising cattle is expensive and requires land, equipment, and expertise.  Third, the beef industry would be the hardest to rebuild if it crumbles under the various crises.  Chickens can be slaughtered as early as six weeks after hatching.  Cattle are typically slaughtered after 14-20 months.  If the beef industry is crippled, it would take far longer to replenish than chickens, fish, or pigs.

Massive Fire Consumes Oceanside Pier in San Diego.  A massive fire consumed the Oceanside Pier in San Diego, California on Thursday afternoon.  The fire began around 3 pm local time.  The building at the end of the pier is vacant.  It used to be a Ruby's Diner, but it shut down three years ago after strict Covid pandemic lockdowns destroyed California thanks to Democrats.  According to NBC 7 San Diego, the city of Oceanside last year spent $5.5 million upgrading the pipes and electrical systems on the pier.

Generating the "national will" to give up our civil and human rights on the altar of pandemic safety.  Avian flu is said to have caused 463 deaths total in the entire world over the past 20 years, according to the WHO.  Only 2 Americans have been identified as having an illness associated with avian flu, and both were very minor.  Not a single American has died from avian flu.  The recent case of conjunctivitis is recovering.  The CDC and mainstream media claim that avian flu has killed over 100 million chickens.  It has not.  USDA rules have forced growers to cull over 100 million chickens.  When one chicken has a positive PCR test for bird flu, every chicken in the chicken house (and sometimes all those on the farm) must be killed.  Was that test even accurate?  But expansive claims like these are what gets the public going, and putting up with incursions on their freedoms.

We're At War.  There are enough signs, even for a skeptic, to believe that we are at war, but with who?  [Video clip]

Major Bird Flu Outbreak Shuts Down U.S. Largest Fresh Egg Producer, About 1.6 Million Chickens Culled at Texas Facility.  Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., recognized as the country's largest producer of fresh eggs, announced on Tuesday that it has temporarily suspended operations at one of its major facilities located in Parmer County, Texas.  This drastic measure comes in the wake of a detected outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  The outbreak has led to the culling of approximately 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets.  This action represents about 3.6% of Cal-Maine Foods' total flock as of early March 2024, marking a significant loss for the company and the egg industry as a whole.

Bird Flu Blues:  Texas Egg Producer Halts Operations.  Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Tuesday[] that a major egg producer has halted operations at a poultry facility in Farwell, Texas.  It is a temporary stop in operations.  Cal Maine Foods, a national egg producer with locations across the country, has multiple locations in Texas.  The Farwell facility reported a positive test for bird flu so it is required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to depopulate 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets at the facility in the Texas Panhandle.  The hens account for about 3.8% of the company's flock as of early last month.

American Rancher Blowing The Whistle On mRNA Vaccine Tests In Livestock With Horrific Results.  "They took 525 hogs, injected them with a live mRNA vaccine and in 21 days, these were the statistics:
  - 25 of them suffered from death
  - 55 of them became so anorexic that they were near death
  - 20 of them suffered from lameness
  - 12 of them suffered from loss of condition
  - and 25 more of them had near death symptoms"
"Let's dig into the statistics sheet about mRNA vaccines in live animals and why this is a concern not only as a consumer, but as a producer as well[.]  So we have 70% of these animals that are gonna be okay to an extent, and then we have 30% of them that either have died or have near death symptoms. [...]"  [Video clip]

Force Majeure Is Now In Effect.  Because of the Baltimore Bridge Disaster, multiple shippers have declared Force Majeure.  Two lessons learned out of this episode?  First[,] having an American Flag Merchant Fleet would provide much better ability to give legal direction and guidance on a large scale in such circumstances.  The second lesson?  Slow speed diesels have become the operating norm for 50 years with merchant vessels.  Sprinting to a new harbor to dump your cargo or outrun a Chinese submarine are much better with an ability to kick in after-burner with the slow speed diesels and move the merchant vessel at 25 plus knots when an In Extremis event happens.  We are now descending into a new worldwide supply chain shock — get ready.

Trudeau's bungled wildfire response made Canada most polluted country on continent: critics.  A new air quality report found that Canada had the most polluted air of any North American country in 2023, as critics say the Trudeau government's scattered response to the disaster likely made matters worse.  "2023 marks the first time in our report's history that Canada had such high levels of PM2.5," Natasha Ganes, Public Relations Manager for IQAir North America, told Fox News Digital.  "Wildfires in the summer of 2023 devastated air quality throughout not only Canada, but also the United States as well due to transboundary haze and air pollution that drifted across borders."  "During May of 2023, PM2.5 levels in Alberta surged almost ninefold compared to the same period in 2022," Ganes added.  "In fact, most of the 10 most polluted cities in Canada in 2023 were in Alberta due to those fires."

The Editor says...
Photos from space show that the fires started in multiple places at the same time.  That means they were intentionally set.  Who would benefit the most?  The people who want to blame the fires on global warming, or the people who want to spend money on "air quality" problems.

Newly Declassified Video Shows A New Laser Weapon Shot From The Sky Called Dragonfire.  A military laser that could give the UK military greater accuracy and cost only £10 per shot could be ready for British personnel to use in five years.  The DragonFire Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) is a line-of-sight weapon and can engage with any visible target, according to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).  It destroys targets with an intense beam of light has pinpoint precision and can hit an object the size of a £1 coin from a kilometer away.  [Video clip]

Another 'Conspiracy Theory' Becomes Reality up in Canada.  Hey, remember all those wildfires that started simultaneously across the breadth of Canada last summer, as shown clearly by satellite video?  Remember how some, like yours truly noted that, gosh, all that simultaneous combustion across such a broad region of the world looks suspiciously like it might be caused by — dare we say it? — arsonists working in concert with one another?  And remember how the propaganda media, which has a vested interest in pretending every wildfire anywhere in the world simply must — not could, but must — be the result of the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful boogeyman we refer to as "climate change" labeled anyone who made that pretty transparent observation a — gasp! — CONSPIRACY THEORIST?  [Paywall]

Another historic Catholic church in Canada burned down in 'suspicious' fire.  Yet another historic Catholic church in northern Canada has been reduced to ashes in an "suspicious" case of suspected arson, with police confirming they are actively looking for suspects seen fleeing the scene.  On December 15, members of the Wood Buffalo Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they responded to a fire call in the community of Janvier, which is about 400 kilometers northeast of Alberta's capital, Edmonton, and is located on the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation.  Upon arrival, police said per a press release sent out Sunday that St. Gabriel Catholic Mission in Janvier was "fully engulfed in flames."

'Explosion' at Con Edison plant.  The New York City Fire Department was forced to save people from elevators across the city and commuters were trapped on the subway after a fault at a Con Edison plant in Brooklyn caused power outages.  Black smoke was seen coming from the power facility in Brooklyn at 11.55 pm on Thursday night and a momentary power outage followed with lights flickering for a few seconds.  It plunged the city into chaos temporarily with multiple reports of people trapped in elevators and stuck on the subway for up to 20 minutes.  Some motorists also reported blinking traffic lights.

One person missing after 'explosion' sparks huge inferno at South Wales industrial estate.  One person is missing after a 'loud explosion' which sparked a huge inferno at an industrial estate in South Wales, which saw emergency services declare a major incident.  The fire broke out early on Wednesday evening on Treforest Industrial Estate in Rhondda Cynon Taf and has continued to rage for hours, according to a resident who said she heard an 'almighty bang'.

Explosion Rocks Michigan Petroleum Refinery, Residents Report Houses Shaking.  Officials are investigating an explosion late Friday at a petroleum refinery in White Lake Township, Michigan, forcing road closures and evacuations.  The incident reportedly occurred near M-59 and Bogie Lake Road.  "Police said vents and canisters that regulate air flow to an underground gas line exploded," WXYZ reports.  Residents in the area reported feeling their houses shaking.

Fire destroys massive, historic north hangar at Tustin Air Base.  A powerful fire ripped through one of two 17-story hangars still standing at the long-shuttered Tustin Air Base early Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, leading to a catastrophic collapse of most of the iconic facility's outer shell.  Dozens of Orange County firefighters responded when the blaze was first reported at the north hangar just before 12:55 a.m.  By midmorning, however, they stood by watching the structure burn, helpless to stop its demise.

America's Armageddon.  [Scroll down]  Just think of how the China Flu (Covid 19) crises was used to subjugate, lock down, control, censor, and achieve a cult like appeasement of the state.  America fell into a submissive state of appeasement with little problem.  So how could a dystopian or compromised minority take power now?  It starts with one of the two scenarios I laid out above — where they create a crisis, and in that crisis, they slowly increase the controls, the subjugation, the terror and chaos, to drive another cult like appeasement of the masses.  It begins with the take down of our major infrastructure hubs — transportation, power and energy, and food supply.  Concurrently, such disruptions drive a massive run-on banks, as people try to ensure they have cash to buy or obtain any remaining goods, as supplies rapidly decline from plentiful to non-existent.  We've seen the physical attacks on power sub stations.  We've seen cyber-attacks on infrastructure — from energy to hospitals etc.  We've seen the attacks increase across the US on our food processing facilities.  And, we've seen — I believe — not coincidental — an increase in the number of train derailments across the US involving everything from hazardous chemicals to critical supplies, and energy.

"Accidental Fires" Continue To Happen At Food Processing Facilities All Over The United States.  We are supposed to believe that what we are witnessing is just one "tragic accident" after another.  We aren't supposed to see any sort of a pattern, and we aren't supposed to ask any questions.  Last month, I wrote an article about 16 mysterious fires that have happened at important food industry facilities in the United States since the start of 2022.  Unfortunately, this trend has continued since that time.  In fact, there have been more "accidental fires" in recent days, and I believe that the American people deserve some answers.  On Saturday night, a "massive" fire erupted at a commercial egg farm in Minnesota. [...] Like so many of the other mysterious fires that I have reported on, this fire grew to an absolutely enormous size very, very rapidly.

A List Of 16 Major Fires That Have Occurred At Key Food Industry Facilities In The U.S. Since The Start Of 2022.  Can anyone explain why absolutely massive fires just keep erupting again and again at critical facilities all over America?  The tragic destruction by fire of the headquarters of Azure Standard in Oregon shocked millions of people, and since that news broke quite a few readers have been reaching out to me about the long string of unusual blazes that we have been witnessing from coast to coast in recent months.  I decided to look into this phenomenon for myself, and I am sharing what I have discovered so far in this article.  Dr. Benjamin Braddock and others had already been digging into this, and their research proved quite valuable as I began my investigation.  Some of the incidents that people have reported I was not able to independently verify, and others I felt were too minor to be put on this list.  With all that being said, the following is a list of 16 major fires that have occurred at key food industry facilities in the U.S. since the start of 2022. [...]

Is the Green Agenda Being Forced Upon Us by Accident?  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, an April fire at the port of Benicia, Calif., hampered gasoline production.  A natural gas pipeline exploded in Michigan in March.  The "incredible transition" seems to be taking other forms as well.  After a boiler explosion at Shearer's Foods in Hermiston, Ore., in February, the company laid off its employees.  In March, there was a large fire at the Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Maine.  In April, a private plane crashed into Gem State Processing, a potato processing plant in Idaho.  A week later, another private plane crashed into the General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia.  That same month, there was a massive fire at the Taylor Farms food processing plant in Salinas, Calif.  Also in April, the Dufur, Ore., headquarters of Azure Standard, a leading organic food distributor, was destroyed by fire, and another fire destroyed the East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, N.H. Early in May, a chicken farm in Jones County, Miss., was destroyed by fire.  Saladino's food processing plant in Fresno, Calif., caught fire around the same time.  A Walmart Fulfillment Center in Indiana caught fire in late May.  Also in late May, a fire at Forsman Farms in Howard Lake, Minn., killed tens of thousands of chickens.  In mid-June, there was a huge fire at the Festive Foods pizza plant in Belmont, Wis.

Report: Over a dozen food processing plants have reportedly burned down in the past six months.  Since the beginning of 2022 many large food processing facilities that have exploded or burned to the ground across the U.S.  This week, a vegetable and nut processing facility in Dufur, Oregon became engulfed in flames for unknown reasons.  "Lights flickered; They heard a pop and went up there to check it out and there was a fire," according to a report made to Wasco County 911 records listed in the Wasco County Sheriff's log.  The independent distributor of natural, organic an non-GMO foods which employees around 150 people, burned to the ground.  One week before that fire in Oregon, a massive fire brought down a meat processing plant in Conway, New Hampshire.  After burning for 16 hours, multiple fire crews put out the fire at East Conway Beef and Pork, however the facility is completely destroyed.  That same week, in Salinas, California, a massive fire at the Taylor Farms Processing Facility led to the evacuation of residents as it burned for over 17 hours.

Food Processing Plants Have Been Catching on Fire — Here's Why.  Since the beginning of this year [2022], there have been a high number of food distributing and processing facilities catching on fire and creating massive damage.  Why are so many food processing plants catching on fire?

Another Massive Fire At A Farm Supply Store That Sells Animal Feed & Fertilizer:  A massive fire broke out at around 4:30 a.m. [6/19/2022] at the Tri-County Stockdale Company on Black Road.  The farm supply store sells animal feed as well as yard care supplies and fertilizer.  Shorewood police have issued a shelter-in-place order for two miles north and northeast of the fire due to fumes from the fire, according to ABC7 Chicago.  Between 12 to 15 fire departments are assisting and heavy fire was reported to be coming through the roof.

Coincidence? Two Separate Fires Destroy Chicken Farm & Agricultural Equipment Dealer In MN:  The "coincidences" that just happen to be devastating to the already depleted food supply continue.  Two separate fires in Minnesota destroyed an agricultural equipment dealer and a chicken farm.  Over 200,000 chickens were burned in the fire at the chicken farm reducing the number of eggs that can be sent to markets.  The chicken barn belonged to Forsman Farms, a major egg producer that sells three million eggs per day.  The specific building that was destroyed sat on the company's Howard Lake farm and was described by a spokesperson as a "substantial facility."

Finding our Way Through a Wilderness of Mirrors.  Protecting a nation's food supply is a top priority of any government.  While the Biden administration has warned of impending food shortages, there has been seemingly no action or preventative security measures taken in the aftermath of sixty-five recent unprecedented incidents of suspicious food processing plant fires and accidents and incidents of mass deaths of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and cattle that have been reported in the U.S. in the last year (from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022).

Full list of food facility fires in the USA from 2020 - 2022.  The string of fires that appear to be sabotage operations targeting food processing facilities is surprisingly lengthy.  Our research team has meticulously documented the reports and sources for nearly 100 such fires that have been reported across the USA from early 2020 to the present day.  This list is presented in chronological order.  Note the sharp uptick in these fires occurring in 2022 as the apparent sabotage operations are accelerating.  All links shown below were active as of the publish date of this article, but some links may change or be removed over time, especially as there may be a coordinated effort to suppress this information.  The text in each description is sourced from the link provided.

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First It Was Cattle Dropping Dead, Now Wheat Crops in Kansas Are Being Wiped Out on a Massive Scale.  Officials in Kansas are reporting that wheat crops in the state are failing on a massive scale, following the mysterious deaths of thousands of cattle recently.  "There's nothing out there.  It's dead," farmer Vance Ehmke told reporters, surveying a wheat field near his land in Lane County.  "It's just ankle-high straw."  According to conservative estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at least 41 percent of all wheat in Kansas is in "very poor" condition.

Talk we must about Fetterman's burning yard sign.  As we will be reminded by the mainstream media on an hourly basis (if not more often) every day until the election, dangerous hate crimes, often in the form of "speech," are being perpetrated by the "MAGA Republicans" constantly. [...] Let's just call this what it was.  It was a staged event.  It was a hoax designed to try to profit off of the liberal wave of accusations about violent attacks by "MAGA extremists."  But it wasn't even a good hoax.  Take a close look at the picture.  Most of us are familiar with campaign yard signs.  Having worked on multiple campaigns, I've not only had them in my yard but I've distributed them and picked them up after election day.  They tend to be composed of cheap wire frames with mass-produced plastic (and generally fire-resistant) banners promoting the candidate.  The one pictured here appears to be a sizable wooden structure placed out in a field near a road.  Note that the wooden frame is ablaze, as well as the sign.  And the sign is burning in a conveniently neat fashion from left to right, with the majority of the candidate's logo still visible in the firelight.  Wouldn't a true arsonist have doused the entire sign with some sort of accelerant before tossing a match and speeding off into the night?

What Are the Odds?  Burned Fetterman Sign Was on Farm of DNC Speaker.  Saturday morning Senate candidate John Fetterman tweeted a photo of one of his campaign signs that had been set ablaze, characterizing it as "violence and intimidation in politics" and that his campaign "is about bringing people together and rejecting hate + extremism."  [Tweet]  Of course, Fetterman followed that up with a plea for money.  [Tweet]  The woman who took the photo, Jane Switzer, is a self-described Fetterman donor who lives next door to the farm where this took place. [...] A few things were immediately curious.  How does one happen to snap a close-up photo of the sign mid-burn, in which it's burned almost exactly to the point where the burning stopped (as evidenced in the next day's photo), at 1:30 a.m., and how was the sign not completely engulfed by the time two firetrucks arrived to a rural area?  How is it that only a few blades of grass were singed?  How is it that the fire department put the fire out at the same time in the burn that Switzer's photo was snapped — and if they were busy putting the fire out, how was Switzer ALSO there?  If the verbiage with Switzer's post didn't give it away, she's a Fetterman supporter and a hyper-partisan.

Mass cattle deaths send shockwaves through food supply as speculation rises:  Are they being poisoned on purpose?  Following over 100 fires that appear to be acts of sabotage against food facilities across the United States, speculation is now running rampant about thousands of cattle that appear to have died suddenly in Kansas over the weekend.  According to the corporate media which also claims all covid vaccines are "safe and effective," these sudden mass deaths are the result of heat.  Yet cows are incredibly resilient and frequently endure the same temperatures that the Midwest is experiencing right now.  Why are thousands of cattle apparently dying so suddenly?, like the rest of the conventional media, says the deaths were caused by a combination of heat, humidity and lack of wind.  CNBC is also reporting that the The Kansas Department of Health and Environment agrees with this assessment.  Yet I am personally near hundreds of head of cattle in central Texas where temperatures are the same (and the days are even longer this time of year due to the more southern latitude).  I see Longhorn cattle, Angus, Blanco and other breeds abound in Central Texas, yet I don't see thousands of cattle dropping dead anywhere.

The Editor says...
I find it hard to believe that cows are dying by the thousands because the weather is too hot, when summer hasn't even started yet.  If cows were so susceptible to hot weather, events of this sort would happen every year.  I presume there's somebody testing all the dead animals for poisons.

Here is the Updated List of US-Based Food Manufacturing Plants Destroyed Under Biden Administration.  Joe Biden's 'Build Back Better' is not working as planned, or is it?  Gas prices are at record highs, stock markets are down, parents are having difficulty finding a baby formula, and the cost of everything is way up.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are currently no nationwide food shortages in the country.  "There are currently no nationwide shortages of food, although in some cases the inventory of certain foods at your grocery store might be temporarily low before stores can restock," the agency said on their website.  "Food production and manufacturing are widely dispersed throughout the U.S. and there are currently no wide-spread disruptions reported in the supply chain."  As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, at least 18 major fires have erupted at food industry facilities and plants over the past six months.  All of the fires have been officially listed as accidental or inconclusive.

The Editor says...
From the reports I've seen, the fires seem to have two things in common:  [#1] By the time anyone notices the fire, the entire building is involved, indicating either arson or some exotic fire-starting ("directed energy") weapon.  [#2] No arsonists have been caught.  There are surveillance cameras everywhere in America, and yet nobody sees anything.  Fires Be Increasing.  Far Beyond Incidental.  Find Biden's Incentive.

96 Examples of Food Shortages Being Created in the Past Year.  Have you heard about all of the farms, distribution centers, and food plants that have been mysteriously burned down or destroyed?  The government is not predicting a food shortage.  They are creating it!  Open your eyes!  There are WAY too many incidents in the past year for it to be a coincidence.

Firefighters Respond to Industrial Fire at Perdue Farms Food Processing Facility.  First responders responded to an industrial fire that threatened a Perdue Farms facility in Virginia over the past weekend, according to a local fire department.  "Chesapeake firefighters battled an industrial fire this evening at Perdue Farms in the South Norfolk area.  Plant operators reported a fire in [a] large soybean processing tank," said the Chesapeake Fire Department in a social media post on Saturday.  "Water was applied and the fire brought under control in approximately one hour."  It added that there is "much work" that remains to be done in dumping materials from the tank.  Officials told WTKR-TV that the damage caused by the fire will have little impact on the Perdue plant's operations.

The Great Reset: Cyber-attacks on America's Food Supply Have Started.  Last night, there was a fire at a food processing plant in America.  It was the 18th such "accident" to hit our food processing plants and distribution centers in 2022.  Eighteen such incidents in only four months is an unprecedented rate.  Usually, there are a dozen, or less, in any calendar year.  On April 22nd, there was an "explosion" at Shearer's Foods in Hermiston, Oregon.  On April 21st, an "unidentified small plane" crashed into the General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia.  On April 19th, a mysterious fire destroyed the largest independent food distributor in the United States.  On April 14th, a food processing plant in Salinas, California called Taylor Farms caught fire.  On April 13th, a pilot crashed his plane into a potato plant in Idaho.  On April 12th, the East Conway Beef & Pork plant in New Hampshire caught fire.  All of that happened in the last two weeks.

Food Processing Plants are Blowing Up All Across America, and We have Questions.  The bizarre and growing series of fires, explosions, and major accidents at American food processing plants have caused some to wonder if there is something nefarious going on, or if these incidents are just the mother of all coincidences?  During his April 22 broadcast, Fox News host Tucker Carlson remarked on the odd series of food processing plant disasters that have befallen facilities all across the nation and noted the oddity that two of these plants were hit by falling airplanes in the same week.  "A plane apparently crashed at a General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia.  Six tractor trailers were reportedly on fire.  This is the second time in a week that something like this has happened," Tucker told his audience.

Coming to America:  Food Insecurity Is Inevitable.  The last time the United States faced a real food shortage was during the Great Depression of the 1930s.  At that time, there were "hunger marches" as millions of Americans were impacted by food shortages made worse by a severe drought in the Great Plains.  While we face nothing like that situation today, there are disturbing signs of trouble ahead. [...] To make matters worse, there have been a series of unusual accidents at food processing plants and warehouses in recent months.  There have been fires, unexplained accidents and even a deadly plane crash, which occurred Thursday, at a General Mills plant in Covington, Georgia.  Sadly, two people were killed and there was considerable damage at the plant with numerous trailers being destroyed.  The plane crash occurred just two days after a fire destroyed the headquarters of Azure Standard, the nation's largest manufacturer of organic and healthy food, in Dufur, Oregon.  With almost two dozen incidents in the last year, it is hard to imagine these events at similar facilities being purely coincidental.

Several Very Large Food Processing & Distribution Plants Have Recently Exploded or Burned Down.  As food uncertainly lingers on the horizon thanks to US sanctions and government decimation of the economy during the past two years, there is another factor contributing to the problem.  Since the beginning of the year, there have been several very large food processing facilities that have exploded or burned to the ground across the U.S.  This week, a vegetable and nut processing facility in Dufur, Oregon became engulfed in flames for unknown reasons.  "Lights flickered; They heard a pop and went up there to check it out and there was a fire," according to a report made to Wasco County 911 records listed in the Wasco County Sheriff's log.

Tucker Carlson Discusses Food Processing Plants Across the Country Catching Fire, Over a Dozen Factories Destroyed.  With the cost of energy skyrocketing and record-breaking inflation, the Biden administration came out last month and warned the public about "food shortages" hitting the US.  Naturally, like with the 'Putin price hike', fingers were pointed at the war in Ukraine for causing the shortages.  Biden himself was even trotted out by his handlers, warning that the shortages in the US would be nothing short of "real."  Well, something odd and concerning has been happening ever since the Biden Administration made their ominous prediction.  Over the past month, there has been a mysterious wave of destruction hitting the US food processing infrastructure that has seen "over a dozen" food production facilities destroyed completely or rendered inoperable.  This week alone there were TWO — yes two — separate incidents where a plane crashed into food processing plants, one in Idaho on April 13th, and the other in Georgia on the 21st at the General Mills Processing Facility.

What's With All the Food Processing Plants Blowing Up Lately?  A weird trend has emerged over the past few months that seems statistically unlikely.  A number of factories, logistical centers, and food processing plants have caught fire or exploded, including two that had planes crash on them.  More and more people have noticed and wondered about the trend on social media.  Of course, this has caused the conspiracy theorists to come out in force, so one must make a sober assessment without jumping to conclusions.  But man, this is weird.  With all the negative pressures on our economy and supply chains, and even Joe Biden talking about global food shortages over the next several months, one has to wonder what's going on here.

Related topic:  Cyberattacks on food sources and other supplies:

Clorox warns of supply shortages after summer cyberattack.  In a regulatory filing on Monday, cleaning-product company Clorox said a cyberattack in August has led to supply shortages.  Clorox admitted in the filing that, while it took immediate action when it learned about activity on some of its information technology systems, it has yet to ramp up its operations fully after the attack.

The frustrating thing about cyberattacks is that nobody in the general public will ever be offered a definitive explanation of what happened, the news media will quickly forget about it, and only the brightest experts in the impenetrable three-letter spy agencies know what really happened.  But if such an attack (or sabotage) happens in the middle of a spate of unfortunate coincidental fires that primarily affect the U.S. food supply, we can reasonably infer that the cyberattacks are related.

JBS Moves to Reopen 'Vast Majority' of Plants After Cyberattack.  A cyberattack on JBS SA, the largest meat producer globally, forced the shutdown of all its U.S. beef plants, wiping out output from facilities that supply almost a quarter of American supplies.  All of the company's fed-beef and regional beef plants were forced to shutter, and all other JBS meatpacking facilities in the country experienced some level of disruption to operations, according to an official with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  JBS didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.  The union represents workers at the company's plants in the U.S.  Slaughter operations across Australia were also down, according to a trade group, and one of Canada's largest beef plants was idled.  That comes after a weekend attack on the Brazilian company's computer networks, according to JBS posts on Facebook, labor unions and employees.

JBS Says "Significant Progress" After Ransomware Attack, Sets To Reopen Meat Plants Wednesday.  JBS SA, the world's largest meat producer, released a statement in the overnight session stating "significant progress" has been made to resolve a ransomware attack that paralyzed its US operations and some plants in other countries.  "Our systems are coming back online, and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat," JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira said in a statement.

Report: 20% of America's Beef Production 'Wiped Out' After JBS Cyberattack.  Approximately 20 percent of the United States' beef capacity has been "wiped out" following a cyberattack on JBS SA, the largest meat producer in the world, according to a Tuesday [6/1/2021] report. [...] Meanwhile, the White House said Tuesday that Russia was likely the origin of the cyberattack and has called on Moscow to punish the hackers responsible.  "JBS notified the administration that the ransom demand came from a criminal organization, likely based in Russia," White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, according to The Hill.

When Pressed on Why US Has Seen Two Massive Cyberattacks Under Biden, Psaki Tells Peter Doocy to Track Down Russian Hackers and Ask Them.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday [6/2/2021] was pressed on why the US has seen two massive cyberattacks since Biden was installed.  In the last month, ransomware hackers have targeted the Colonial Pipeline and the world's largest meat supplier.  A few weeks ago ransomware hackers shut down the Colonial Pipeline, creating gas lines and shortages in Southeastern states.  JBS, the world's largest beef supplier was hit with a ransomware attack on Sunday, threatening US meat supply.

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