Thursday, March 2, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-01

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-01 - Man, 61, found dead and burned in fire pit while camping at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (Illinois):

Quote: "Illinois State Police are continuing the investigation into a body found in a fire pit at a camping site in the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area. Cass County Death Examiner Scott Lummis said the body of David Gibson, 61, of Athens was found Feb. 19 at Site M of the 16,500-acre state wildlife preserve. He had been camping with family members, according to reports. Gibson was partially burned in a fire, but a cause of death has not been determined. Lummis said there was no evidence of foul play."

Note: Burn some contaminated wood, get a whiff of the smoke, lose consciousness, slump over into fire pit and die. Been seeing this happening over and over again over the last coupla years. It'll keep getting worse though...

2017-03-01 - Trash explodes and kills boy, 15, junior firefighter, in Clearfield County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong after a Clearfield County teenager was killed while throwing out and burning trash. Pennsylvania State Police are describing the death of 15-year-old Thane Lucas as a freak accident. The junior firefighter was putting a bag of garbage in a metal barrel Tuesday night when something exploded and hit him in the neck, investigators said."

2017-03-01 - Update on small plane that crashed into homes and killed 3 people in Riverside (California) - plane was smoking as it came down:

Quote: "Clues ranging from the trail of smoke from a small plane as it plunged to earth to the two failed attempts to start its engine before takeoff will be examined as investigators piece together what happened to the twin-engine Cessna 310 that crashed in a Riverside neighborhood this week, experts said Wednesday, March 1."

Note: This is the 21st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-01 - Parked car starts itself, takes off, slams into home, bursts into flame, near Cleckheaton (Britain):

Quote: "A parked car started itself, drove off and burst into flames as it crashed into a house, setting the kitchen on fire. The bizarre incident happened near Cleckheaton this afternoon. The occupants of the house at Marsland Court, Hunsworth, escaped unaided but their dog was saved from the flames by firefighters."

Note: What actually probably happened is, the car ignited near some wiring, some insulation burned off, and then some wires shorted, the car started itself and then took off, still burning, then hit the house. The most notable event involving a self-starting and burning vehicle so far (and it'll be tough to top this) was an unoccupied boat that burst into flame in the middle of the night, started itself, then tore across coastal Coffs Harbour in Australia while burning, hitting other boats, mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and methane can ignite in the presence of electrified copper too, and a great many of the vehicle fires (and cellphone fires, house fires, business fires, underground fires, etc) are being caused by 'electrical faults', e.g. fires that ignite right where there's some electrified copper.

When these fires occur with occupied vehicles it's sometimes fatal because these fires can disable the electrical system and suddenly windows don't roll down and you can't unlock the doors, so unless you have something handy with which to shatter car windows - and you may only have seconds to act before the oxygen supply is gone - then you can easily die. Many people have died that way and many more will. Sometimes they find the dead people in the back seats of the burned vehicles because they crawl there to move away from the flames spreading from the dash, but that just buys you a few seconds....

2017-03-01 - Underground electrical fire shoots flames from manholes in Reading (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The fire prompted explosions that caused flames to shoot several feet into the air from manholes in Reading. The fire was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday and not controlled until about 3 a.m. Thursday."

2017-03-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire in coastal Edgewood (Maryland):

2017-03-01 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, 100 scrap cars burn, in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "A fire involving up to 100 crushed vehicles at a scrap metal business in Adelaide's north has been brought under control."

2017-03-01 - Metal scrapyard hit by fire, scrap metal burns, on Boulder Bridge Lane in Royston (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame at 12:56 AM on Upton Lane in Forest Gate area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Recycling center ravaged by massive fire at 11 PM in Marsh Barton (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release:

2017-03-01 - Ovid Township Hall destroyed by explosion and fire in Ovid Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion before the fire broke out. On the bright side, Ovid Township cemetery records were not kept in the building."

Note: Always look on the bright side of life - lost the town hall, but hey, we still know who's buried where!

2017-03-01 - Vacant motel damaged by explosion and fire in Rapid City (South Dakota):

Quote: "Bussell did say that one witness reported seeing a flash and hearing a loud bang."

2017-03-01 - Fishing trawler 'Carolinas 33' bursts into flame in the Sea of Okhotsk near Magadan (Russia):

2017-03-01 - Barge bursts into flame on canal in Rode Heath (Britain):

Note: These are the 161st and 162nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-84 in the Town of Fishkill (New York), fire reignites too:

Quote: "When the tractor was being towed away, it reignited around mile post marker 50.4 near Lime Kiln Road in East Fishkill."

2017-03-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on the on the Sturt Highway near Truro (Australia):

2017-03-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in Anand District (India):

2017-03-01 - Four semi tractors destroyed by fire, another damaged, while parked at Macy's distribution center in North Jackson (Ohio):

Quote: "Five semi trucks caught fire at a Macy’s distribution center near South Bailey Road. Crews were called to the scene Wednesday afternoon to put out the fire. No one was injured. Jackson Township Fire Chief Dave Graham said four of the trucks were completely scorched while a fifth was damaged. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. He said the JB Hunt Trucks had been sitting for more than 12 hours and hadn’t been driven in that time."

2017-03-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Green River (Utah):

2017-03-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 60 near I-41 in Washington County (Wisconsin):

2017-03-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M53 near coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Tractor bursts into flame near Hatherleigh (Britain):

Note: These are the 354th through 365th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-01 - Truck bursts into flame at taproom in Athens (Ohio):

2017-03-01 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, home damaged, in Levittown (New York):

Quote: "A fire Tuesday afternoon gutted the garage of a Levittown home and destroyed the side of a neighbor’s house. The fire broke out at 15 Quiet Lane around 2 p.m. The exact cause is still undetermined, but it’s believed it began in a RV parked between 15 and 13 Quiet Lane, and then spread to the two buildings."

2017-03-01 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Oklahoma City fire crews battled a RV fire Wednesday afternoon. Initial reports indicate a RV parked outside of a home near S.W. 149th and Air Depot caught fire Wednesday afternoon around 2:40. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home."

2017-03-01 - RV bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Liberty County (Georgia):

Note: These are the 69th, 70th and 71st RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-01 - Van bursts into flame on US 1 in Rockingham (North Carolina), separate crash too:

2017-03-01 - SUV bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Hollywood (Florida):

2017-03-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in Salt Lake area in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-03-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Sears in coastal Shoreline (Washington):

2017-03-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Buttonwoods Avenue in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island):

2017-03-01 - Car bursts into flame on bridge in Portland (Oregon):

2017-03-01 - Car bursts into flame on Ginny Lane in Lexington County (South Carolina):

2017-03-01 - Three cars destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM while parked at home in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Canada):

2017-03-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-03-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-81 in Southampton Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Corpsewood Avenue in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:02 AM in Homethorpe in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Homethorpe, Hull. Wed 1 Mar 2017 02:02 (No:04292) Motorcycle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-03-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Mountain Home (Arkansas), dog killed:

2017-03-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 11:52 PM on Reeves Creek Road near Selma (Oregon):

2017-03-01 - Pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire at home in Knife River (Minnesota):

2017-03-01 - Vehicles and home go up in flames in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2017-03-01 - Two vehicles, two motorcycles and auto shop destroyed by fire at 6:40 AM in Haines Junction (Canada), was only auto shop in town:

Quote: "She says losing the only auto and welding shop in town is 'a big deal for us here. A lot of people rely on his shop.' She says now people will have to be towed to Whitehorse, 160 kilometres away."

Note: That'll work until Whitehorse's auto shops are destroyed too...

2017-03-01 - Barn used as auto shop destroyed by fire on Epping Road in Theydon Mount (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Three brush fires break out along I-26 in Spartanburg (South Carolina):

2017-03-01 - Brush fire breaks out and burns equipment at landfill in Wichita (Kansas):

2017-03-01 - Brush fire breaks out on Redington Pass near Tucson (Arizona):

2017-03-01 - Fitness club heavily damaged by huge fire just after 2 AM in Haverhill (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-03-01 - Church damaged by fire just after 2 AM on Ash Wednesday in Van Nuys (California):

2017-03-01 - Furniture business damaged by fire in Naugatuck (Connecticut):

2017-03-01 - Business damaged by fire in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2017-03-01 - Cycle repair shop destroyed by fire at 4:54 AM in coastal Panaji (India):

2017-03-01 - Public restroom damaged by fire in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Walton Street, Spring Bank, Hull. Wed 1 Mar 2017 19:44 (No:04353) Fire in public toilet block. One hose reel, two BAs in use."

2017-03-01 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Council Bluffs (Iowa):

2017-03-01 - Home damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Bakersfield (California):

2017-03-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 5 AM in Portland (Oregon), 1 injured:

2017-03-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Merriam (Kansas):

2017-03-01 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 3 AM in Clear Lake (Texas):

2017-03-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Henrietta Township (Michigan), nobody there:

2017-03-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Colliers (West Virginia):

2017-03-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Longview (Washington):

2017-03-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Lake Carmel (New York):

2017-03-01 - Lakefront home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Dewart Lake in Syracuse (Indiana):

2017-03-01 - Six homes go up in flames in coastal Bronx (New York), 6 injured:

2017-03-01 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 12:15 AM in Lake Stevens (Washington):

2017-03-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-03-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Denver (Colorado):

2017-03-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM in Riddle (Oregon), 4 killed, 3 injured:

2017-03-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:30 AM in Ypsilanti (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-03-01 - Deadly fire destroys home in Henry County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2017-03-01 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:15 AM in Mount Upton (New York), 1 killed:

2017-03-01 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Tucson (Arizona):

2017-03-01 - Vacant home burns just after 3 AM in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-03-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at midnight, adjacent homes damaged, on East Ferry Street in Buffalo (New York):

2017-03-01 - Vacant duplex burns in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-03-01 - Vacant go-kart track burns at 4:07 AM near Beach Drive in Osage Beach (Missouri), near Lake of the Ozarks:

2017-03-01 - Vacant church burns near the River Avon in Salisbury (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Vacant mill burns in Seneca (South Carolina):

2017-03-01 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Nowendoc River at Caffrey’s Flat (Australia):

2017-03-01 - Hundreds of fish found dead along beaches in Huatulco (Mexico):

2017-03-01 - Tons of fish wash up dead along beaches in Apetlon (Austria):

2017-03-01 - College student drops dead in apartment at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2017-03-01 - Man, airman, found dead at home in Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2017-03-01 - Woman, 56, found dead in submerged pickup truck in the Missouri River near Brockton (Montana):

2017-03-01 - Woman drops dead before 5 AM outside her home in Loveland (Colorado):

2017-03-01 - Woman, 40, found dead in watery ditch near Hidden Creek Apartments in Schererville (Indiana):

2017-03-01 - Person found dead in Lake Whitney in Bosque County (Texas):

2017-03-01 - Woman, 69, found dead outside home in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin):

2017-03-01 - Woman, 28, falls off jet ski and dies near coastal San Pedro (Belize):

2017-03-01 - Boy, 13, falls off building and dies in coastal Hong Kong (China), possible toppler:

2017-03-01 - Man, 32, found dead in well near his home in Manadana (India):

2017-03-01 - Woman, 65, drops dead at rice mill in Ishwarganj (Bangladesh):

2017-03-01 - Man topples off canoe and dies at Westwood Lake near coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Note: What happens when you lose consciousness on a canoe or kayak? Into the water you go and then you die...

2017-03-01 - Man drops dead at park in coastal Sooke (Canada):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-01 - Man in his 20s drops dead before 7:30 AM at park in coastal Mangawhai (New Zealand):

Note: Lotsa people dropping dead in parks nowadays. Parks are all outside, fully exposed to the atmosphere, and many parks also have ponds, streams, lakes, etc, or are on the coast. Speaking of dropping dead at parks on coasts...

2017-03-01 - Woman, 35, drops dead in public restroom at park in coastal Dartmouth (Britain):

Note: Around 200 feet to the east and she'd have been in the River Dart where it meets the ocean. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-01 - Man dies in chemical incident at flat in Nottingham (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Man drops dead near Braidfield Road in Clydebank (Scotland), near the River Clyde:

2017-03-01 - Man, cop, sickens at 4:10 AM while driving, car slams into home, in Lake Orion (Michigan):

2017-03-01 - Small plane crashes at airport in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2017-03-01 - Small plane crashes at takeoff at airport in Carson City (Nevada):

2016-03-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 82 near Greenville (Mississippi), 18+ horses killed:

2017-03-01 - Tractor trailer overturns just after 3:30 AM, bursts into flame, near Reardan (Washington):

2017-03-01 - Minivan veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Des Moines (Iowa):

2017-03-01 - Car hits school bus head-on, on Riverside Parkway in Cobb County (Georgia), 6 injured:

2017-03-01 - Car hits FedEx tractor trailer head-on, in South Windsor (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2017-03-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, near Middletown (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-01 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Champion (Ohio), 1 injured:

2017-03-01 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on River Road in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-03-01 - Barn collapses in Steele Creek (North Carolina), cow killed:

2017-03-01 - Wall collapses and takes out power lines near train station in Warrington (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Sewer collapses, huge sinkhole opens, in Middletown (Ohio):

2017-03-01 - Water main breaks, again, in Hoboken (New Jersey):

2017-03-01 - California faces $50 billion bill for flood control, roads crumbling, dams failing:

2017-03-01 - Three inmates sickened by unknown cause at detention center in Etowah County (Alabama):

Quote: "Three inmates were transported to area hospitals following an incident at Etowah County Detention Center. Natalie Barton, the spokesperson for the sheriff's department, called the incident an "unknown medical problem" that occurred almost simultaneously among three inmates."

2017-03-01 - Man, crewmember, strokes out at 3:35 AM on cruise ship near coastal Marigot (France):

Quote: "On Feb 27, 2017, at 03.35 a.m. the CROSS-AG was asked for assistance after a crew member in the engine room of the 'Braemer' suffered a suspected stroke. The captain was advised to have him evacuated immediately. As no helicopter was availableit was decided to send the SNSM lifeboat of the station Saint-Martin."

2017-03-01 - Boy, 5, sickens, turns purple, foams at the mouth, heart stops, resuscitated, near coastal Ocean Breeze (New York):

Quote: "The child, who a spokesman for the FDNY said was in cardiac arrest, was transported to Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, after an ambulance responded at approximately 6:15 p.m."

Quote: "The boy's mother said they had been staying at a local motel with the boy's one-year-old sister, according Darnt. The woman also complained that the rest of the family had been sick in recent days, Darnt said."

Note: So all of them were sickened by something. Had any of them been near the coast? Oh, ALL of them were near the coast...

2017-03-01 - Eruption at Volcano Etna intensifies in Italy; Volcano Sabancaya (Peru) explodes 42 times per day on average; explosive activity recorded at volcanoes Pacaya (Guatemala) and Ebeko (Russia):

2017-03-01 - Is something strange happening inside the Earth?

Quote: "Why are 'giant fountains of lava' suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life? The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone. According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring. So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity?"

Note: As predicted by MISA Theory way back in 2010. People are just starting to notice it more now because volcanic activity has really escalated recently, but volcanic activity has actually been on the rise for years...

2017-03-01 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near the Salton Sea (California):

2017-03-01 - Climate change hitting our staple crops even as food demand grows:

2017-03-01 - Antarctic sea ice hits record low:

Quote: "I've been tracking the Antarctic Sea Ice. It has been very low since about October, and a new record looked likely. Today I saw in our local paper that the minimum has been announced. And indeed, it was lowest by a considerable margin."

Note: Both poles are melting rapidly now, not to mention the melting glaciers all over the world, the rapid ice melt occurring in Greenland, the melting permafrost in Canada and Alaska, and the melting and occasionally exploding permafrost in Siberia...

2017-03-01 - Heat record of 63.5F set in Antarctica in March 2015:

Quote: "An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday. The Experanza base set the high on March 24, 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said after reviewing data around Antarctica to set benchmarks to help track future global warming and natural variations."

2017-03-01 - Scientists just measured rapid growth in acidity in the Arctic ocean:

2017-03-01 - Lightning strike kills 8 cattle in Boyle County (Kentucky):

2017-03-01 - Record snow blankets Iceland, food costs spike in the EU and Spring arrives early in parts of the US:

2017-03-01 - Heavy snow and avalanches hit Afghanistan and Pakistan, nearly 70 people killed:

2017-03-01 - Spring close to arriving in the Northern Hemisphere, massive storm takes aim at the UK, set to bring polar air through March:

2017-03-01 - Swarm of bees descends on the business district in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "There is still no valid explanation for the strange incident, but netizens have already started panicking. And we completely understand why."

2017-03-01 - Toxic caterpillar plague spreading across Spain:


  1. Love the pictorial and the other reviews you provide at month's end - always something to look forward to.

    There was probably an aerosol can in the bag of trash that young man disposed of into a burning waste barrel.

    Hull's at it again with a motorcycle fire the day before, another today AND a public toilet fire! Geez, remind me NEVER to park my vehicle or use the rest room in Hull! Gyad!

    Wait, an abandoned go-cart TRACK burst into flames on this day?! WTF? So tarmac can just erupt in flame now?! Geez, we're so fucked . . .

    Great accumulation of incidents Jonny - everything from exploding manholes to toxic caterpillars. Things are ramping up once again. PA representin'!

    Let's see what happened last night and start today's list of doom:
    Hackers took over an Indiana radio station's alert system, sent out messages about fake zombie attack

    the radio station WZZY 98.3 fell victim to hackers, who got into the system and issued alerts about a zombie attack and disease outbreak from deceased bodies. [more]

    Get ready for robots with human flesh

    [next up, Terminator exists for real! This is the reaction to the article posted yesterday about growing human cells on robotic frames - ya know, harmless stuff . . .]

    Earthquake swarm recorded under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

    [how long before earthquakes at volcanoes DURING a hurricane or tornado?]

    Blizzard warnings in Hawaii, 46 avalanches across Pakistan & floods unearth ancient lunar calendar in Iran

    Airline pilot captures terrifying photographs of apocalyptic-looking lightning storm looming over the Amazon

    Hundreds of North American bee species facing extinction due to pesticide use

    [yep, good ol' stupid humanity killing off our own biosphere]

    Bright green, fragmenting meteor fireball reported over northern UK

    How to die well

    When it comes to death and dying, the answer is found in honest communication and human connection rather than technology and protocols. [more]

    [lesson for today, going forward]


  2. News Links, March 3, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Bitcoin Reaches Parity With Gold
    This flawed reasoning reminds one of the reasoning which underlies the claim that renewables have attained grid parity with fossil fuels. -- RF

    Venezuela Is Down To Its Last $10B As Debt Payments Loom

    Bank Of America Sets A Date For The Market's "Great Fall"
    According to bank of America, "the “great fall” in risk assets comes when hawkish Fed & weaker EPS combine." That particular fusion will take place in H2 [upcoming 2nd FED hike], which is when Harnett says it will be time to get out... [more; stampede!]

    Boeing Is Cutting 1,800 Seattle-Area Factory, Engineering Jobs
    [having zero effect on the unemployment rate . ..]

    Nitroglycerin Detected on LAX to Amsterdam Plane
    [hit a little turbulence and boom!]

    China, Russia Work Together To Oppose US THAAD In South Korea

    Trump's "Moderate" Defense Secretary Has Already Brought Us to the Brink of War

    Meet 'Silent Hunter' - China's New 'Armored Vehicle Slicing' Laser Gun [wow!]

    Europe Votes To Impose Visas On Americans

    Bolivia's Desperate Miners Are Doing Desperate Things—Like Murder

    The Beginning Of The End For The Bakken Shale Play
    The decline in Bakken oil production that started in January 2015 is probably not reversible. New well performance has deteriorated, gas-oil ratios have increased and water cuts are rising.

    API Reports Moderate Crude Build, Oil Glut Reaches New Record

    Shale (light tight) oil is part of the "glut". API too high to replace conventional oil

    How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause

    Record Warmth Could Turn Into a Disaster for U.S Fruit Growers
    Yes, Organic Farming Will Kill Us All
    But the best argument for organic and local is that industrial farming is unsustainable. Organic/local is the only way to go because that's all there will be, absent fossil fuels and financing (industrial agriculture is financed with colossal amounts of debt, while the global financial system is nearing collapse). And we are never, ever going to have a world population of 10 billion. -- RF

    Superbug infections rising rapidly and spreading silently in kids

    Signs of drug resistance found in new bird flu strain after H7N9 kills 94 in China this year

    Global Warming Linked To Production Of Bread, Study Reveals

    Artificial human life could soon be grown in lab after embryo breakthrough

    America in a Drugged Stupor

    6 Totally Insane Things That Will Happen If Our Power Grid Goes Down
    And sooner or later it will go down. Prepare now. -- RF

    [more below]


  3. The Illusion of Progress
    This is precisely what you'd expect of a self-serving elite that was desperate to cloak the unhappy reality that the relative few are benefiting immensely at the expense of the many.

    Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Dream Faces the Same Old Nightmares

    UK welfare squeeze to push more children into poverty - IFS

    UK nuclear power stations 'could be forced to close' after Brexit

    Trump Retreats on Detente with Russia
    President Trump toned down his combative rhetoric in speaking to Congress but, more significantly, ditched his campaign promises about détente with Russia and a reduced military presence abroad. [this is why we can't have peace - TPTB don't want it]

    Inflation-Adjusted Spending Declines Most Since September 2009: Stagflation Coming?

    GDPNow Forecast Plunges to 1.8% Following Personal Income and Outlays Report

    US Construction Spending Tumbles As Federal Building Crashes Most Since 2010

    N.J. pension debt soared to $49B last year

    Passions run high as Kentucky Retirement Systems' pension hole grows

    NY Teamsters Pension Becomes First To Run Out Of Money As Expert Warns "Pension Tsunami" Is Coming

    Prominent Hedge Fund Trader Jumps To His Death In Manhattan

    Oprah 2020? Winfrey Hints at Presidential Run Against Trump
    Our current celebrity is no good, so let's replace him with another celebrity. -- RF

    Jeff Sessions May Hate Cannabis…But He Sure Loves Big Tobacco

    U.S. authorities raid Caterpillar's Illinois facilities

    Flint Residents Now Have to Pay for Water They Still Can't Drink

    Terrifying videos show the devastation after five deadly EF-3 tornadoes hit Illinois, Indiana and Missouri

    [you far from Perryville, Jonny? THIS is the 'storm' you mentioned?! Geez]

    M5.6 quake hits southeastern Turkey causing wide panic in Samsat, damaging buildings and injuring five people

    The shallow shaking caused wide panic in Samsat, damaging buildings and injuring five people. The quake was also felt in the neighboring provinces of Gaziantep, Kilis, Batman and Sanliurfa. [more; yes, they have a town called Batman]

    Mysterious ghost image captured on Utah DOT traffic camera


  4. [Holy SHIT!]
    Asteroid 2017 EA flew past Earth at 0.05 LD

    A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 EA flew past Earth at an extremely close distance of 0.05 LD (19 200 km / 11 930 miles) from the surface of our planet at 14:05 UTC on March 2, 2017. This is the 7th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017. [more]

    NCEP/NCAR rises again by 0.09°C in February

    [global avg. temp still rising in the middle of winter]

    Peru floods cause massive landslides after rainfall unlike anything they've seen kills 26 and displace 250,000

    [here's a grim pic for your banner]
    Another week on paradise: Tens of thousands of wildlife reported dead around the globe last week

    [on deck: humanity!]

    No Surrender

    “Giving up is not giving in: accepting our fate is not synonymous with jumping into the absurdly omnicidal mainstream. Just because we’re opossums on the roadway doesn’t mean we should play possum. Resistance is fertile, after all.”—Guy McPherson [more]

    Trapped In The House Of Whores aka. The Trump Casino

    In U.S. financial slang, a bagholder is a shareholder left holding shares of worthless stocks.

    January had roughly $35 billion in ETF inflows, and February also saw roughly $52 billion in inflows.

    That's a two-month inflow of about $87 billion..."It's the biggest two-month run in ETFs since ETFs were invented." [1993]

    If you look at what's getting the assets, it's low-cost index product

    Trump has taken over Obama's role as Wall Street's errand boy:

    The Croupier-In-Chief:
    "A review of annual addresses to Congress since President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1928) shows that it’s exceedingly rare for president to mention the stock market.

    Until Barack Obama, that is." [more]

    The Beatings Will Continue Until Morality Improves

    Yesterday's gap up, and today's key reversal, gave Financials a 2008-style shooting star look on the weekly. Other than that it was just another day...

    It's clear that the dollar will remain strong just long enough to bring down every other asset class - per the wishes of the Fed, and everyone else who believes in fake reflation. Which is statistically everyone. I showed Oil and EM stocks earlier. Long bonds finally succumbed to the fake reflation theme by selling off today, keeping USDJPY bid. For now...

    The S&P closed right at yesterday's gap. Island reversal of fortune? Suffice to say, based upon the number of open gaps, it's a tad overdue: [see charts and graphs; more]

    [more below]


  5. Peak Oil. Price.

    Yet another industry imploded by greed, corruption, and non-stop lying. You know, "the system"...

    ZH: Beware The Bakken
    As analysts cheered the resilience of shale plays after the 2014 price collapse, nearly a billion barrels of Bakken oil were produced at a loss--about 40 percent of total production since the 1960s. Vast volumes of oil were squandered at low prices for the sake of cash flow to support unmanageable debt loads and to satisfy investors about production growth. The clear message is that investors do not understand the uncertainties of tight oil and shale gas plays. [more]

    100% Idiocracy. Accept No Substitutes

    Sexting app Snapchat started trading this morning, soaring 50%+ over the already-inflated IPO price of $17. This is an iPhone app that allows teenagers to send porn selfies to one another, which are stored for a brief moment and then "disappear", assuming no one takes a screen shot in the meantime...

    It's a top-tier need within the Idiocratic hierarchy of "needs": [see inverted Maslow needs triangle; more]

    Why Amazon's Data Centers Are Hidden in Spy Country

    The company powers much of the Internet, but its cloud facilities are difficult to find.

    The ease with which AWS was able to get off the ground by leasing colocation space in northern Virginia in 2006 is the same reason that US-East is the most fragile molecule of the AWS cloud: it’s old, and it’s running on old equipment in old buildings. [more]

    Widespread Coral Bleaching Strikes Great Barrier Reef Again in 2017


  6. Alarm after river in Pyrenees turns fluorescent green

    Albert Batalla, the mayor of Seu d'Urgell, a town on the banks of the Valira issued a statement assuring residents that the dye was "entirely harmless, non-toxic and biodegradable" and had been used as part of an investigation at the Arinsal water bottling plant.

    The plant was last year traced to be the source of a gastroenteritis bug that affected thousands of people across Catalonia who drank contaminated water from office water coolers.

    Andorra's Ministry of Health confirmed that the harmless dye had been used to help identify the source of possible contamination and would have no environmental impact. [that they know of or will admit to; more]

    Head of Russia's Security Council says number of cyberattacks on Russia jumped three-fold in 2016

    Yemeni oil reserves are being stolen as civil war rages on

    "Saudi Arabia has set up an oil base in collaboration with the French Total company in the Southern parts of Kharkhir region near the Saudi border province of Najran and is exploiting oil from the wells in the region," Mohammad Abdolrahman Sharafeddin told Fars News Agencyof Iran on Tuesday. "Sixty-three percent of Yemen's crude production is being stolen by Saudi Arabia in cooperation with Mansour Hadi, the fugitive Yemeni president, and his mercenaries."

    [Hey KEEP IT, it'll be worthless pretty soon anyway]

    3 sisters killed by lightning bolt in Northern Cape, South Africa

    Crocodile shark found on UK coastline for first time

    A crocodile shark - a species that normally lives in tropical waters off Brazil and Australia - has been found on the UK coast for the first time in recorded history. [more]

    Researchers reveal DNA-based super fast computer that 'grows as it computes'


    "Imagine a computer is searching a maze and comes to a choice point, one path leading left, the other right," explained Professor King, from Manchester's School of Computer Science. "Electronic computers need to choose which path to follow first.

    "But our new computer doesn't need to choose, for it can replicate itself and follow both paths at the same time, thus finding the answer faster.

    "This 'magical' property is possible because the computer's processors are made of DNA rather than silicon chips. All electronic computers have a fixed number of chips.

    "Our computer's ability to grow as it computes makes it faster than any other form of computer, and enables the solution of many computational problems previously considered impossible.

    "Quantum computers are an exciting other form of computer, and they can also follow both paths in a maze, but only if the maze has certain symmetries, which greatly limits their use.

    "As DNA molecules are very small a desktop computer could potentially utilize more processors than all the electronic computers in the world combined - and therefore outperform the world's current fastest supercomputer, while consuming a tiny fraction of its energy." [more; ooh, ooh, I know, let's build it into that human-tissue robot over there . . ]


  7. Jiss had a 'snow squaw' come t'ru he'.

    Hawaii picks up 8 inches of snow overnight following blizzard

    Bear attacks and injures 4 people in Odisha, India

    Big spike in dog attacks on people and domestic animals over six months for Tauranga, New Zealand

    Attack by monkeys injure a dozen people in Odisha, India

    Western USA snowpack is so deep that scientists can't measure it accurately

    Meet the old chemical, same as the new chemical: BPA replacement just as harmful


  8. Uh-oh, zombification ensues in Brazil:

    Quote: "A terrifying series of events has begun to take place in Brazil; people are arriving at hospitals in 'Zombie-like' condition, not even slowing down even when they've been SHOT! The video below is from a hospital in Brazil. The language being spoken is Portuguese. The man is suffering from, among other things, a gunshot to the face. Doctors confirm they have NOT been able to identify any drug in the systems of these people, but their White Blood Cell Counts are said to be 'astronomical' indicating their bodies are fighting an infection."

    Looking much like the two face-eaters here in the US, who also had no drugs in their system. They didn't mention anything about white blood cell counts for the face-eaters, and I have no idea if hydrogen sulfide poisoning could cause white blood cell problems, but hydrogen sulfide is a powerful signalling molecule in the human body, so it seems plausible that it could cause that too, along with the impaired mental state and superhuman strength and stuff.

    Quote: "In the meantime, reports are coming in that more and more people, especially around rio de Janeiro, are presenting with similar symptoms."

    In other words...along the coast. Coming soon to a coast near you!

  9. Wow, that is seriously spooky shit. I'd like to see how (and if) he wakes up the next day and what kind of shape he's in. If it's a permanent state, we're in trouble.