Thursday, March 16, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-15

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: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-15 - Underground electrical fire blows manhole cover off in Brockton (Massachusetts), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "For the third time since July, a manhole cover exploded in downtown Brockton from an underground fire, officials said."

Quote: "The manhole cover has not been found, he said."

2017-03-15 - Underground electrical explosions and fire hit Sioux City (Iowa):

2017-03-15 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Sunset Park area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-03-15 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Station Road in Delamere (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Electrical substation damaged by fire at university in Telford (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Transformer explodes and burns, fire spreads, 3 shops destroyed, in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

Quote: "A transformer exploded on the popular Walking Street in Pattaya beach city on Wednesday morning, shooting flames that ravaged three shophouses nearby. No casualties were reported."

2017-03-15 - Refinery erupts in flame near the Houston Ship Channel in Houston (Texas):

2017-03-15 - UPS warehouse heavily damaged by fire shortly after 6 AM in Hialeah (Florida), near the coast:

2017-03-15 - ATV business destroyed by huge fire at 11 PM in South Waverly (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-15 - Market and apartments destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire):

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

2017-03-15 - Cabin without power bursts into flame and burns up on unoccupied island in Lake of the Woods in Kenora (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A source close to the situation says no one was on the island at the time of a cabin fire on Lake of the Woods today. The fire started on one of the small islands between Scotty's and Middle Island in Kenora late this afternoon. No cause of the fire has been identified, but the source added power at the cabin was off at the time of the fire. They also noted the fire may have spread to a neighbouring island."

Note: Heh, that's gotta be a puzzler for investigators - nobody on the island, no power to the cabin, and yet it still went up in flames. Must've been something rusty in the area, or there was something flammable and adsorbent around, like wood the cabin was made with, or upholstered furniture, rugs/carpet/curtains, paper/cardboard or clothes. Anything like that and fire can break out now. If there's any electricity around then fire breaking out is even more likely, but it's not necessary. So any home that's made with wood/nails or which contains anything rusty, or which contains wood, clothes, paper, cardboard, rugs/carpets/curtains or upholstered furniture can go up in flames at any time, just like this cabin did. That's a civilization-ending problem all by itself, and it's just one of many...

2017-03-15 - Hundreds of shanty homes destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

Quote: "According to the firefighter, about 400 to 500 homes made of scrap sheet iron, plastic and cardboard were destroyed fully or partially in the devastating fire."

2017-03-15 - Fishing trawler 'Gurudev' explodes into flame at 5 AM near coastal Karwar (India), 1 injured:

Quote: "Udupi, Mar 16: After an explosion was experienced at around 5 am on Wednesday March 15 in the engine section of Malpe-based 'Gurudev' trawler boat, the boat caught fire. The boat was engaged in deep sea fishing near Karwar when the incident happened. Boat driver, Anthon D'Costa (46), who suffered burn injuries, as well as the boat he was driving were rescued by Coastal Security Force personnel with the assistance of another boat. Anthon D'Costa had become very sick due to thick smoke which emanated from the engine, in addition to suffering burn injuries to his hand."

2017-03-15 - Fishing boat 'O Busi' goes up in flames near coastal Cedeira (Spain):

Quote: "The MRCC in A Coruña and Finisterre coordinated the rescue of the eight crew members of the 'O Busi' in the afternoon of March 14, 2017. The ship had caught fire 12 miles northwest of Cedeira where it had its base."

2017-03-15 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Middle River (Maryland):

Quote: "Emergency crews are on the scene of a Wednesday boat fire in Middle River. At about noon, crews from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 1400 block of Shore Road in the Wilson Point area."

Note: These are the 197th, 198th and 199th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-15 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame near train station in Poughkeepsie (New York):

2017-03-15 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Kern County (California):

Note: This is the 53rd school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 227th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-03-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Deli Serdang (Indonesia):

Note: This is the 228th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-03-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on Highway 58 near Bakersfield (California):

2017-03-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-17 near Camp Verde (Arizona):

2017-03-15 - Tractor bursts into flame on road near Canterbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 447th, 448th and 449th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-15 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Georgia 400 in Forsyth County (Georgia):

2017-03-15 - Tow truck bursts into flame on road in Ballyfermot (Ireland), near the coast:

2017-03-15 - Van bursts into flame, fire spreads, 41 filling stations destroyed by fire (!), in Kyauktaw (Myanmar):

Quote: "A massive fire burned through dozens of filling stations here in Kyauktaw Township on Wednesday (Mar 15) evening. At least 41 filling stations (that were attached to one another) and three shops — a tea-shop, one workshop and one motorcycle-shop — were destroyed by the fire at ‘Pyay Taw Thar’ Quarter nearby the ‘Gassapa Nadi’ bridge before the entrance to the downtown of Kyauktaw. The fire is said to have begun accidentally while a van driver was filling petrol in the tank of his vehicle at around 6:30 PM."

2017-03-15 - Van bursts into flame on highway in Moscow (Russia):

2017-03-15 - Van bursts into flame on the M1 near Lurgan (Ireland), near Lough Neagh:

2017-03-15 - Minivan bursts into flame on street in Clairemont area in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-03-15 - SUV bursts into flame on the Harbour Bridge in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2017-03-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home in Loves Park (Illinois):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at home in Wynnewood (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM at train station in coastal Geelong (Australia):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Surigao City (Philippine Islands):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame at 1:40 AM while parked at home in coastal Zakaki, Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame in Templemore (Ireland):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame on the A299 in coastal Seasalter (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Reading (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame on Gildane (street) in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Gildane, Hull. Wed 15 Mar 2017 16:54 (No:05466) Car fire. Hose reel in use."

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame on Wilson Street in Anlaby near coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wilson Street, Anlaby. Wed 15 Mar 2017 12:05 (No:05445) Car fire, self extinguished prior to arrival of Fire Service. No action by Fire Service, inspection only. Incident left with owner of vehicle."

2017-03-15 - Car bursts into flame on Woldgate (street) in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Woldgate, Bridlington. Wed 15 Mar 2017 19:36 (No:05486) Car fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2017-03-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in coastal Palm Coast (Florida):

2017-03-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at the Orton Centre in Orton Goldhay, Peterborough (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Truck and home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Cash (Arkansas), nobody there:

Quote: "A truck right outside of the property was also destroyed."

2017-03-15 - Car, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Harborcreek Township (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "The fire was reported at 11:13 a.m. When the first crews arrived, the garage was fully involved and collapsed a short time later, destroying a car, motorcycle and other items inside, Hawryliw said."

2017-03-15 - Car and shed go up in flames at home in Temple (Texas):

2017-03-15 - Vehicle and home destroyed by fire in Manning (South Carolina):

2017-03-15 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in coastal Sabah (Malaysia):

2017-03-15 - Barn damaged by fire in Huber Heights (Ohio):

2017-03-15 - Barn destroyed by fire at 7 AM on Piney Run Road in Salisbury Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-15 - Barn and farm equipment destroyed by huge fire in Earleville (Maryland), near the coast:

2017-03-15 - Wildfire breaks out in marshland in Seminole Ranch Conservation Area (Florida):

2017-03-15 - Marsh fire burns along Utah Lake (Utah):

2017-03-15 - Nightclub destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-03-15 - Shop garage destroyed by explosion and fire at 1 AM in Clyde (North Carolina):

Quote: "The call came in around 1 a.m. for a garage fire in Clyde. The owner of the building tells News 13 he heard an explosion, went outside and found his garage on fire. He tells us the garage is used as a shop to work on dump trucks and other large equipment."

2017-03-15 - Food storage warehouse damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-03-15 - High-rise office building damaged by fire in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-03-15 - Sixty homes destroyed by massive fire in Punaichak, Patna (India):

2017-03-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), dog killed:

2017-03-15 - Mobile home destroyed by fire shortly before 1 AM in Cheshire Township (Michigan), nobody there:

Quote: "A mobile home was destroyed in a massive fire early Wednesday morning, but fortunately, nobody was home at the time."

Note: So the good news is that homes are getting wiped out while the occupants aren't there. What's the BAD news?!

2017-03-15 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

2017-03-15 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

2017-03-15 - Home destroyed by fire in Houston (Texas), nobody there:

2017-03-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Lower Creek Road in Milton (West Virginia), 3 dogs killed:

2017-03-15 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Windsor (Canada), cat killed:

2017-03-15 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2017-03-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Wood River (Illinois):

2017-03-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 2 AM at Ashton Park Apartments in Las Vegas (Nevada), 3 injured:

2017-03-15 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 6:15 AM on River Road in Warm Springs (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Deadly garage fire burns home at 6:30 AM in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:22 AM in Wichita (Kansas), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Deadly fire burns home in Denver Borough in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2017-03-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 4:45 AM in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Moorhead (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building at 4 AM in coastal Yonkers (New York), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Vacant building burns in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-03-15 - Vacant home burns in Waco (Texas):

2017-03-15 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-03-15 - Two vacant bungalows go up in flames in Boyle Heights (California):

2017-03-15 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Altamont (New York):

2017-03-15 - Woman, 37, drops dead at home in East Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "The mother’s death is being investigated as an untimely death for now, unless new evidence shows otherwise."

2017-03-15 - Man found dead in Bethany Lake in Bethany Lake Park (Oregon):

2017-03-15 - Man, 70, goes out on boat, next seen dead in Dinner Lake in Sebring (Florida), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "A Lake Placid man died Wednesday while fishing on a lake in Sebring. Sebring police and fire personnel found 70-year-old Jerry Bernard Watson early Wednesday afternoon after combing the shore of Dinner Lake Wednesday. They had gotten word that morning of a bass boat on the lake without an operator and only a dog on board."

Quote: "The engine was running and in gear, according to firefighters on the scene."

2017-03-15 - Man, 58, drops dead on porch at building in Charlottesville (Virginia):

2017-03-15 - Woman drops dead outside home in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "'There are no obvious signs of foul play,' Atlanta police Sgt. Warren Pickard said."

2017-03-15 - Man, 56, drops dead along I-5 near Medford (Oregon):

2017-03-15 - Man, 20, found dead at business in Medina (Ohio):

2017-03-15 - Woman found dead in car at business in Glendale (Arizona):

2017-03-15 - Man falls into the Grand Canyon and dies at Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona), possible toppler:

2017-03-15 - Boy, 17, found dead at construction site in Bradford (Canada):

2017-03-15 - Man, 40, found dead on the Essequibo Coast (Guyana):

2017-03-15 - Man found dead in the Kingsway Tunnel in Liverpool (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Woman, 37, drops dead at home on Leacroft Road in Meir, Stoke-On-Trent (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Man goes missing, next seen dead in the River Humber in coastal Hull (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Man found dead in the water at beach near coastal Newquay (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Fighter jet crashes into village in Barmer (India), pilots eject, 3 villagers injured, helicopter crash-lands separately too:

Quote: "The incident took place after hours after a Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force crash landed in the adjoining district of Kaushambi, minutes after it took off from an airbase on the outskirts of the city this morning."

2017-03-15 - US Navy helicopter makes emergency landing in field in Isle of Wight County (Virginia):

2017-03-15 - Tanker train derails at 3:10 AM in Lake Forest (Illinois):

2017-03-15 - Tractor trailer crashes into median, bursts into flame, on the Florida Turnpike near coastal Boynton Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-03-15 - Tractor trailer crashes through median at 4:30 AM, on I-84 in Gresham (Oregon):

2017-03-15 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-405 in Bellevue (Washington), near the coast:

2017-03-15 - Tractor trailer overturns shortly after 2 AM on I-81 in Kingsport (Tennessee):

2017-03-15 - Car crashes into garage at home, bursts into flame, on Woodward Drive in Charleston (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-03-15 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures three people in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-03-15 - Mammoth 50-meter-wide sinkhole opens in Nurimanovsky District (Russia):

2017-03-15 - Huge sinkhole opens on street in Decatur (Georgia):

2017-03-15 - Landslide knocks car off road in Portland (Oregon):

2017-03-15 - Landslide collapses hill in coastal Waikato (New Zealand):

2017-03-15 - Huge chunk of ice 20 times bigger than New York City turns green from algae in Antarctica and the green area is growing:

Quote: "The luminous-looking green ice already covers about 650 square miles (about 1000 square kilometres) – and it is growing by the day. NASA scientists who spotted the bizarre green ice among the thousands of routine survey pictures taken from 700 miles up by US satellite Landsat 8 are baffled."

Note: Anything that changes the color of ice from white to anything else will cause that area of ice to absorb more heat. Whatever is happening here is a problem, and it could be a big problem if this continues to happen, and if the area of ice being discolored continues to grow...

2017-03-15 - African-Americans have more hydrogen-sulfide producing bacteria in their guts, which causes DNA damage and cancer:

Quote: "'We found that African-Americans have an increased abundance of bacteria that make hydrogen sulfide, which we demonstrated more than a decade ago to be a potent genotoxin,'" Gaskins said."

2017-03-15 - Paul Beckwith on global dimming:

2017-03-15 - Volcanic activity at Mount Etna in Italy spreading to all craters:

Quote: "Following an increase in Strombolian activity on February 27, 2017, Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, continues erupting and it appears the activity is now spreading to all the craters at the top of the mountain."

2017-03-15 - Vicious cycle of drought and forest loss wiping out the Amazon Forest:

2017-03-15 - Bioluminescent algae turn the water electric blue on the coast of Tasmania (Australia):

2017-03-15 - Powerful nor'easter leaves 16 dead across the US Northeast:

2017-03-15 - Snowstorm traps people in 300 vehicles for 14 hours in Quebec (Canada):

2017-03-15 - Amazon set to kill more American jobs than China did as its share of online purchases keeps climbing:

2017-03-15 - So-called 'harmless' non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs linked to increased risk of cardiac arrest:

Note: Eek, ibuprofen...

2017-03-15 - Monsanto wants to take over the Omega-3 fatty acid market:

2017-03-15 - The Fed raised rates, and that could have been a bad idea:

2017-03-15 - 1.6 Billion year old fossils unearthed in India may represent the earliest-known plants:

2017-03-15 - 3D images provide first look at how DNA shapes itself inside cells:


  1. Marsh fire - sounds like an impossibility (after all, a marsh is a WET area) - and yet, here it is!

    I need another ruling on the guy that dropped dead in that river NEAR Hull. Do I include it, along with the two OTHER JJFH incidents IN Hull? i'm inclined to say yes, but it's your call, Jonny. In either case, Hull now has a record 6 straight days of incidents! Britain looks to be the 'burniest' place in the Northern Hemisphere (maybe ANYWHERE).

    More electrical infrastructure being destroyed every day.

    Lightning bolt kills one, injures two in Nepal

    Likewise, the two bullocks and a goat were killed and the house has been damaged. [more]

    Tornado forms at Brisbane Airport, Australia

    [heh, try landing in THAT]

    Wildfires in Oklahoma and Texas burn nearly 1 million acres, killing 7 people

    Three shallow earthquakes strike same California spot just hours apart

    Hundreds of hippos dying from sunburn amid drought in Kenya


    2 killed by lightning bolt in South Africa

    Supernova spotted in constellation Lupus

    [a star exploding is, by definition, a BIG deal]

    Putin spills the beans on the New World Order that Western media won't air

    "behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." [more]

    Former CIA officer: All CIA agents taught to lie - primary mission is to protect the agency

    What century are we in again? Alabama town busted for running "debtor's prison"

    "Hundreds of impoverished residents have faced unconstitutional and unjust treatment in Alexander City simply because they were too poor to pay fines and fees," [more]

    Weird Polar Warming Appears to Have Made February of 2017 the Second Hottest Ever Recorded

    [more below]


  2. Obesity crisis: Is this the food that is making us all fat?

    vegetable oil, specifically soy bean oil and palm oil, are two of the eight ingredients, alongside wheat, rice, maize, sugar, barley and potato, that are now estimated to provide a staggering 85% of the world's calories. [more]

    The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins…

    On Wednesday, the temporary suspension of the debt ceiling ended, and so now the federal government is not going to be able to go into any more debt until the debt ceiling is raised.  For the moment, the Trump administration can implement “emergency measures” to stay under the debt limit, but it won’t be too long before we get to a major crisis point because the federal government is quickly running out of cash.  Already, the U.S. Treasury has less cash on hand than Apple or Google, and that cash balance is going to keep on dropping until the debt ceiling is finally lifted. [more]

    ‘They died of thirst’: Extreme conditions wipe out forest over 1000 kilometres

    The death of so much mangrove forest in one hit is “unprecedented“, a researcher says. [more]

    How long can the Pacific Ocean survive honestly? No one really knows with 300 tons of radioactive water leaking into the sea every day for the next 40 years

    Peru 2017 national disaster: As new floods and mudslides arrive 62 deaths and 12,000 homes destroyed since January (Spectacular Video)

    [continued below]


  3. [today's statistics lesson]
    Temperature residuals and coverage uncertainty.

    A few days ago I posted an extensive ANOVA-type analysis of the successive reduction of variance as the spatial behaviour of global temperatures was more finely modelled. This is basically a follow-up to show how the temperature field can be partitioned into a smooth part with known reliable interpolation, and a hopefully small residue. Then the size of the residue puts a limit on the coverage uncertainty.

    I wrote about coverage uncertainty in January. It's the uncertainty about what would happen if one could measure in different places, and is the main source of uncertainty in the monthly global indices. A different and useful way of seeing it is as the uncertainty that comes with interpolation. Sometimes you see sceptic articles decrying interpolation as "making up data". But it is the complement of sampling, which is how we measure. You can only measure anything at a finite number of places. You infer what happens elsewhere by interpolation; that can't be avoided. Just about everything we know about the physical world, or economic for that matter, is deduced from a finite number of samples. [more]

    Entitled Ignorance. Priceless

    What Trump did in a nutshell is give insiders a chance to get out. And they took it

    "Chief executives may profess loving a pro-business president in the White House, but they are saying something else with their money"

    In the last week, insiders' sale transactions on the NYSE outnumbered their purchase transactions by more than 11 to 1, according to Vickers, a publication of Argus Research. The 11.47 reading is 3.5 standard deviations above the mean"
    [more; TWO std dev's from mean is considered "rare"]

    Houston, We Have Human History's Largest Policy Error

    Tanking gasoline demand
    Retail imploding
    Real wages declining
    Commodities imploding
    Deficit widening
    Industrial Production falling
    GDP imploding

    Loan growth imploding:

    It turns out that the business cycle is cyclical. Who knew?


  4. News Links, March 17, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    China Is Again Selling US Treasuries As Foreign Central Banks Liquidate $45BN

    Now That Everyone's Been Pushed into Risky Assets...

    ECB Trapped in its Own "Doom Loop" as Inflation Surges

    Canadian households owed $2 trillion at the end of 2016

    US airports need to invest $100 billion on infrastructure – new report

    Trump seeks defense boost for 2018, $30B supplemental for 2017
    US military likely to send as many as 1,000 more ground troops into Syria, officials say

    Pentagon: US, Russian forces in close proximity in Manbij
    U.S. and Russian forces have been flying their country's flag and communicating more frequently to avoid mishaps as they operate within viewing distance of each other in the Syrian city of Manbij, a defense spokesman said

    Why global hijacks have decreased but maritime kidnaps and terrorism are rising

    Dutch elections: Turkey's foreign minister claims 'holy wars will soon begin in Europe'

    Syrian War Enters 7th Year; Country as Divided as Ever

    Anti-TPP Protesters Clash with Riot Police in Chile

    Hospital Workers Clash With Police in Athens During Anti-Austerity Rally

    Police Disperse Anti-Police Brutality March in Downtown Montreal

    Three Reasons Why Keystone XL May Never Get Built

    The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, a political hot potato, is back

    With Just 100 Days of Water Left, Cape Town Risks Running Dry

    Oil market likely to slide into deficit in H1: IEA

    You'll never want to buy synthetic clothing after watching 'The Story of Microfibers'
    The Story of Stuff's new film explains how polyester yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are responsible for rampant plastic pollution. [too late now]

    Soaring costs force cancer patients to skip drugs, treatment

    Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say

    Large freshwater species are at the greatest risk of extinction

    Endangered Species: Koalas Are Starving Of Thirst In Australia

    White House seeks to cut EPA budget 31% as Trump targets regulation

    Arabian Sea Algae Blooms Caused By Climate Change, Killing Fish And Threatening Economy

    Overpopulation: the life and death of a meme
    The real problem with overpopulation seems to have to do with the fact that the human information dissemination and processing system (the "Cybersphere") is unable to deal with long-range planning. A single human brain is larger than a walnut, but that makes no difference. The system reacts to new information but doesn't really process it. And we are no better suited than dinosaurs to survive the challenges ahead.

    American Corporate MSM Is Merged With CIA And Has Been Since The 1950s

    New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

    14% of community college students are homeless (US)

    Scottish independence support 'at highest ever level'

    Donald Trump Works For Wall Street, Not RussiaIt's now completely obvious that the Trump administration has been hijacked by Wall Street, so where's the resistance? When it comes to the self-proclaimed leaders of this "resistance," the corporate media and the Democratic Party, the resistance is nowhere to be found. They're simply too busy focusing on invented Russia conspiracy theories to deal with the provable conspiracy right in front of their faces.

    The U.S. Deep State Rules – On Behalf of the Ruling Class

    Inflation Hits Consumers, Mortgage Rates Take Off, "Financial Repression" for Bondholders and Savers

    Fed hike will cost consumers $1.6 billion in credit card interest

    Collapsing pensions will fuel America's next financial crisis


  5. His body actually was found IN Hull. Heh, sometimes I just put 'near' to hedge in case they correct an address or something. But in this case, he was found in the River Humber at the Humber Marina in Hull, which is where the River Humber meets the ocean. So yes, definitely count that. I'll change that to 'in Hull' too, since that's more accurate and precise than 'near'.

  6. Ok, thanks Jonny.

    Monstrous fire engulfs apartment building in downtown Raleigh

    [3 min. video; apartment bldg. WAS under construction]

    Cuts to poverty programs are ‘as compassionate as you can get,’ Trump budget chief says

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that cutting funding to several anti-poverty programs is “one of the most compassionate things we can do.”
    Mulvaney took questions at the daily press briefing about the administration’s budget proposals, which call for deep cuts to virtually all federal programs except the military, homeland security and the Veterans Administration. [more]

    [this is how empire's end - sacrificing the citizenry to support the military]

    Three earthquakes strike less than 30 minutes apart in Northern, Central California

    Here’s how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

    Ultimate snowball fight as train barrels into station


    More evidence of NBC hacks meddling in the US presidential election than Russian hackers

    Trump's budget cuts State Dept, keeps foreign aid of $3.1billion to Israel, silent on other countries

    'The State Cannot Convict Itself': Operation 'Gladio' & the Crimes of U.S. Empire

    [to keep your readers up to date on our secret history]

    Thousands affected by floods and landslides across Peru

    Russian sinkhole swallows man waiting at trolleybus stop (VIDEO)

    Mysterious humpback whale swarms perplex scientists

    [they may be saying good-bye to each other]

    Rare moment of sanity at FDA as advisory panel concludes new opioid painkiller carries too high a risk for abuse