Monday, March 27, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-26

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

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame just before 4 AM and kills man on street in Thorold (Canada):

Quote: "A man is dead following an overnight car fire in Thorold. St. Catharines police said several people called them just before 4 a.m Sunday morning to report the fire. The four-door sedan was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived at the intersection of Tupper Drive near Sullivan Avenue in Thorold. Once the fire was put out, crews found the man’s burned body inside the vehicle. Police said the fire is not suspicious. The Ontario Fire Marshal and Niagara Regional Police Forensic Investigators continue their investigation tonight to determine what caused the car to burst into flames."

Note: Thorold is on a strip of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-26 - Update on massive explosion that injured 30+ people in coastal Port Sunlight (Britain) - widespread rotten egg odor reported the day before:

Quote: "Gas Engineers were called to Bebington Road less than 24 hours before a massive explosion - but found nothing wrong. A spokesperson for National Grid today confirmed that engineers were called to Bebington Road to reports of a smell of gas on the evening of Friday, March 24 but say they found 'no trace' of gas. They were also called to several other sites around the borough but say that emergency engineers found 'no indication of a gas leak'."

Quote: "Worried residents described smelling gas 24 hours before explosion, but were told it was 'stench from the River Mersey'..."

Quote: "Jonathan Coxell, 36, a retail manager who lives just 200 metres from the scene, claims he called National Grid on Friday afternoon because of a strong smell of gas outside his home. But he claims an inspector told him the stench was 'the smell of the River Mersey' and could not find any evidence of a leak - despite admitting 'six people' reported the stench."

Note: More likely the stench came from the ocean right by this area, and that was almost definitely hydrogen sulfide there. And then within a day a massive explosion. Also, as I've been saying for years, people are confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with that of methyl mercaptan, which is what they add to normally odorless natural gas to give it an odor. And there's good reason for the confusion: one of the ingredients used to make methyl mercaptan is hydrogen sulfide...

2017-03-26 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in Lake View (South Carolina):

Quote: "Some concerned after loud noise shakes windows near Lake View Some viewers in and around Lake View contacted us after hearing a loud noise after 8 p.m. Sunday that shook windows in their homes. Lake View Police Chief Wayne Campbell said he heard the noise too, but isn't sure what it was or where it came from."

2017-03-26 - Massive mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in Gordonvale (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "Mystery surrounds the cause of a giant 'explosion' in Gordonvale that was so powerful, it felt like a small-scale earthquake. Several residents in the vicinity of Warner and Crossland roads reported a loud bang and their homes being rocked shortly after 8.30pm on Saturday."

Note: The center of Gordonvale is 6 miles from the coast. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-26 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and baffles residents in Bodmin (Britain), 9 miles from the coast:

2017-03-26 - Barbecue grill explodes at campground in Belanglo State Forest (Australia), 5 injured:

2017-03-26 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in Amargarh Sopore (India):

2017-03-26 - 22 cars go up in flames just before 1 AM at auto business in Le Roy (New York):

Quote: "The LeRoy Fire Department says an electric fence hindered them from responding quickly to a fire in a parking lot of an Automotive Repair Shop. The fire broke out in two vehicles just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning at Copart Automotive in LeRoy. Fire officials say they were unable to gain access to the fire because of the fence, and they had to wait for a key holder to let them in. According to fire official, the fire spread from two vehicles to 22 vehicles."

2017-03-26 - Container ship 'Alianca Santon' erupts in flame while docked in the coastal Port of Salvador (Brazil):

2017-03-26 - Boat, motorcycle and RV trailer go up in flames at 12:44 AM at home in Bedford Township (Michigan):

Note: These are the 227th and 228th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-26 - Transit bus bursts into flame on road near Afram Plains District near Lake Volta (Ghana):

Quote: "Reports reaching reveal that another Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus was on Sunday afternoon reduced to ashes after it caught fire midway to the Affram Plains where it was destined."

Quote: "The latest incident comes less than a week after a similar one occurred at Opeikuma in the Awutu Senya Municipality on the Kasoa-Winneba."

Note: This is the 247th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-03-26 - Tractors and shed go up in flames in Norfolk (Nebraska):

Quote: "A neighbor reported hearing a loud boom, which William Mavis Jr. suspected was from the oxygen and propane tanks on the tractors that were damaged during the fire."

2017-03-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M5 near Stroud (Britain):

Note: Sure are a lot of 'contrails' in the sky in that Youtube video. These are the 519th, 520th and 521st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-26 - Truck bursts into flame on I-77 in Kanawha County (West Virginia):

2017-03-26 - RV bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked on coastal Merritt Island (Florida):

Quote: "Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to a recreational vehicle fire early Sunday morning in the 600 block of S.Tropical Trail on Merritt Island. According to Brevard County Fire Rescue, the RV was a total loss and the cause of the fire is unknown."

2017-03-26 - RV bursts into flame on the M27 near Hamble (Britain):

Note: These are the 98th and 99th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-26 - Camper-van bursts into flame while parked at home near St Austell (Britain), near the coast:

2017-03-26 - Van bursts into flame on Fortescue Road in coastal Sidmouth (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Van bursts into flame on the A120 near Stansted (Britain):

2017-03-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 99 near 12th Avenue in Sacramento (California):

2017-03-26 - SUV bursts into flame in carpark at shopping center in Swadlincote (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near Missoula (Montana):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 18 near Otis (Oregon), near the coast:

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame near the North Raccoon River in Perry (Iowa):

Quote: "A car fire on County Road P58 shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday brought the Dallas County Sheriff’s office and the Perry Volunteer Fire Department to the scene south of Perry and near the bridge over the North Raccoon River."

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame near 746 Road and E Road in Phelps County (Nebraska):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame at 4:17 AM at training complex on Majura Road in Majura District (Australia):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Singapore:

2017-03-26 - Three cars go up in flames just after midnight on Harrington Road in Aswardby (Britain), 12 miles from the coast:

2017-03-26 - Two cars go up in flames at 12:46 AM while parked on Woodrows Woodside in Telford (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 near River Orwell bridge near coastal Ipswich (Britain):

Quote: "The fire service has responded to a number of call-outs today, including a car fire on the A14 westbound just after the Orwell Bridge."

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame at 3:52 AM on Anchor Street in coastal Watchet (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame on Bourne Avenue in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame at 2:20 AM on Main Street in Wawne (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Main Street, Sutton Road, Wawne. Sun 26 Mar 2017 02:20 (No:06300) Car fire. One hose reel and one breathing apparatus in use."

2017-03-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at CVS in Bradford (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "At 3:20 PM on Sunday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a Vehicle Fire at CVS parking lot with other vehicles close by."

2017-03-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Devonshire Street in Bridgwater (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:34 PM on Grant Road in Exhall, Bedworth (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 3:42 AM on Washington Close in coastal Paignton (Britain):

2017-03-26 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in coastal Elliott Heads (Australia):

2017-03-26 - Car dealership damaged by fire in Cicero (New York):

Quote: "Onondaga County 911 could not be reached for comment, however its website now states the fire is at Rogers Auto Sales on Brewerton Road, 3.9 miles from NAPA Auto Parts. Rogers Auto Sales is located at 8830 Brewerton Road, near Sneller Road."

2017-03-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in Gladwin County (Michigan), more than a dozen dogs killed:

2017-03-26 - Brush fire rages in coastal Wailuku (Hawaii):

2017-03-26 - Brush fire burns near Canaveral Groves (Florida), near the coast:

2017-03-26 - Moor fire breaks out near the M62 in Rishworth, Halifax (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Gorse fires rage near coastal Galway (Scotland):

2017-03-26 - Two tires go up in flames on Thomas Clarkson Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Thomas Clarkson Way, Hull. Sun 26 Mar 2017 17:09 (No:06332) Two discarded tyres on fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-03-26 - Warehouse damaged by fire near the Samoa Bridge in coastal Eureka (California):

2017-03-26 - Business, former auto parts store, heavily damaged by fire in Seneca (South Carolina), nobody there:

2017-03-26 - Landmark school and barber shop destroyed by fire at 1:19 AM in Quincy (Florida):

2017-03-26 - Home damaged by garage fire in Davenport (Iowa), nobody there:

2017-03-26 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Buffalo (New York), nobody there:

2017-03-26 - Home damaged by fire at 4:48 AM in Spokane Valley (Washington):

2017-03-26 - Home under renovation damaged by fire in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2017-03-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Wichita (Kansas), 1 injured:

2017-03-26 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Saginaw (Michigan):

2017-03-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire before 1 AM in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2017-03-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:

2017-03-26 - Apartment building and sneaker store heavily damaged by fire in downtown Wilmington (Delaware):

2017-03-26 - Apartment building and diner destroyed by fire in Butler (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-26 - Hotel damaged by fire in the Lower Valley in El Paso (Texas):

2017-03-26 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 2 AM in Las Cruces (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2017-03-26 - Deadly fire burns home on Wallis Avenue in Farrell (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-03-26 - Deadly fire burns home in River Forest (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-03-26 - Deadly fire burns care home in coastal Glasgow (Scotland), 1 killed:

2017-03-26 - Vacant home or apartment building burns in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2017-03-26 - Vacant home burns in Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-03-26 - Vacant home burns in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-26 - Vacant home burns on Wansford Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wansford Grove, Hull. Sun 26 Mar 2017 19:16 (No:06347) Derelict house fire. One hose reel, two BA and stage two PPV fan in use."

2017-03-26 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-26 - Vacant commercial building burns in Galewood area in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-03-26 - Man, 26, found dead in Soundview Park in coastal Bronx (New York):

2017-03-26 - Man, 54, found dead near Hercules Avenue in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2017-03-26 - Man, 76, found dead in Lake Michie in Durham County (North Carolina):

2017-03-26 - Woman, 69, found dead in submerged van in Shriner Lake in Whitley County (Indiana):

2017-03-26 - Man, 25, crashes car, next seen dead in Codorus State Park (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-26 - Woman found dead in the Potomac River near coastal Washington DC:

2017-03-26 - Man, 34, found dead partially submerged in the Jordan River in West Valley City (Utah):

2017-03-26 - Man found dead near homeless camp near Oro Dam Boulevards in Oroville (California):

2017-03-26 - Man, 59, found dead just after 5 AM in jail cell in Kuna (Idaho):

2017-03-26 - Man found dead near path along the Thames River in London (Canada):

2017-03-26 - Person found dead in the Bow River near Prince's Island Park in Calgary (Canada):

2017-03-26 - Man found dead near train bridge in Sackville (Canada):

2017-03-26 - Man, 77, found dead in Don Mills, Toronto (Canada):

2017-03-26 - Woman, 70, collapses on road, taken to hospital, gets eaten by dogs, in Madhya Pradesh (India):

Quote: "Initial police investigations suggest that Bismillah was found lying on the road in Rajgarh on 20 March and was unwell. She was immediately taken to the district hospital in Rajgarh in an ambulance."

Quote: "The incident came to light on Sunday evening when some sanitation workers found Bismillah Bai's dead body, half-eaten by dogs, in the hospital backyard. The workers were looking into the complaint of stench by people in the hospital. 'It was just a head and half the torso,' Mukesh Gaur, the Kotwali police-in-charge, told the Times of India. 'Even that had been chewed up. It was gruesome. There wasn't much left for a post-mortem.' Gaur said that the deceased was identified with the help of her purse and scraps of her clothing."

Quote: "This is the fifth such incident in a span of ten months reported from a hospital in Madhya Pradesh. In January this year, dogs mutilated a newborn's body behind district hospital in Shahdol."

Note: Healthcare in India is really goin' to the dogs!

2017-03-26 - Man, around 37, found dead in pond in Imphal (India):

2017-03-26 - Man found dead in coastal Vieux Fort on the island of Saint Lucia:

2017-03-26 - Man, 18, found dead at coastal Victoria Park, Arbroath (Scotland):

2017-03-26 - Man drops dead on Ballater Street in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-03-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at Riverside Park in coastal Southampton (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Man in his 40s drops dead at home on Astor Avenue in coastal Dover (Britain):

2017-03-26 - Person has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Quote: "Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH003 on 26 March 2017 from London to Kuala Lumpur has been diverted to Dubai due to a medical emergency. Due to the nature of the case, the operating Captain decided to land the Airbus 380 aircraft to allow for medical assistance to reach the affected passenger. The flight has safely landed in Dubai at 9:37pm local time."

2017-03-26 - Man, 64, has 'medical emergency', big rig veers across median, hits pickup and car, on I-81 in South Middleton Twp (Pennsylvania), 3 injured:

Quote: "According to release report, the driver of a tractor trailer was traveling northbound when he suffered a medical emergency. He then crossed the median hitting two cars in the southbound lanes. The driver of the truck, and along with a driver and passenger from one of the vehicles struck by the truck, were flown to Hershey Medical Center with serious injuries."

2017-03-26 - Man has 'medical event', car goes airborne, lands on boat, in Portland (Oregon), 1 injured:

Quote: "Myers said the driver suffered a medical event leading up to the crash and was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after being removed from the car. Myers said the driver's condition was stabilized when they left the scene, and that neither the medical event nor injuries suffered in the crash appeared to be life-threatening."

2017-03-26 - Man, 42, has 'medical event', car hits two cars, in Cambridge (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 42-year-old Cambridge driver was rushed to hospital Saturday afternoon (March 25) after he suffered a 'medical event' that caused him to lose control of his vehicle at the intersection of Eagle Street and Hespeler Road and collide with two other vehicles."

2017-03-26 - Military helicopter crashes near Kramatorsk (Ukkraine), 5 killed:

2017-03-26 - Passenger bus crashes into ditch en route to coastal Satkhira District (Bangladesh), 4 killed, 18 injured:

2017-03-26 - Tanker truck overturns at 6:15 AM on I-39/90 near Janesville (Wisconsin):

2017-03-26 - Two tractor trailers crash at underpass on I-40 in Amarillo (Texas):

2017-03-26 - Tractor trailer crashes off I-90 overpass in Chicago (Illinois), 1 injured:

2017-03-26 - RV blows tire, hits car, crashes off road, on I-10 in Crowley (Louisiana), 2 killed:

2017-03-26 - SUV and car crash, both burst into flame, in Cecil Township (Pennsylvania), 5+ injured:

2017-03-26 - SUV veers off road at 4:50 AM, slams into building, in Chicago (Illinois), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2017-03-26 - Pickup truck hits guardrail before 2 AM, bursts into flame, in Adair County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2017-03-26 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into ditch and canopy, bursts into flame, near Chanute (Kansas), 3 injured:

2017-03-26 - Police car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Parma (Ohio):

2017-03-26 - Two cars collide head-on, in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2017-03-26 - Car crashes into home in Redwood City (California):

2017-03-26 - Car crashes in tunnel, goes airborne, hits tunnel ceiling (!), in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-26 - Man gets delusional on bus, fires gun, kills 1 person, injures another, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Note: People are randomly dropping dead, randomly losing consciousness, randomly having 'medical events' and also randomly hallucinating and going insane, so there'll be a lot more of this sort of thing. In fact, if you pay attention, gun-related incidents have been rising for the last several years. Anybody could be insane by tomorrow, including (but not limited to) those who have guns. Ergo, 'right to bear arms' now just means 'right to go batshit with a gun'. Our founding fathers didn't envision a planetary extinction event involving a brain-affecting neurotoxin, so now we're using guns to self-depopulate. The Earth would take care of killing us off all by itself, but the Earth isn't going to be complaining as we blow ourselves away some to help things along...

2017-03-26 - Dogs attack and injure 3-year-old boy near Fort Hall (Idaho):

2017-03-26 - Landslide hits home in Uzgen District (Kyrgyzstan), 6 feared dead:

2017-03-26 - Methane continues leaking from pipeline in the Cook Inlet (Alaska), two oil rigs shut down:

2017-03-26 - Church under construction collapses in Muramba (Burundi), 6 killed, 12 injured:

2017-03-26 - Ceiling collapses at airport in Pontianak (Indonesia):

2017-03-26 - 47 people sickened by unknown cause at campground in Yucaipa (California):

2017-03-26 - Man, 52, strokes out on cruise ship near coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-03-26 - Man, ship's captain, strokes out on fishing boat near coastal Chincoteague (Virginia), nedevac'd off:

2017-03-26 - Man falls 50 or 60 feet off overlook at Shoshone Falls (Idaho), possible toppler, 1 injured:

2017-03-26 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes in the Banda Sea, felt in Darwin (Australia), 600 kilometers away:

2017-03-26 - Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Yunnan (China), homes damaged, 9000 people affected:

2017-03-26 - Cyclone Debbie forces evacuations in Queensland (Australia):

2017-03-26 - Fierce storms and hail hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma, more to come:

2017-03-26 - Brazil handing over the Amazon rainforest to mining companies and big agriculture:

2017-03-26 - Shell concealing health and environmental hazards at stalled cleanup of worst oil spill in Nigeria's history:

2017-03-26 - Rio de Janeiro starts vaccinating against yellow fever after the worst outbreak in decades:

2017-03-26 - Strange trumpet-like sounds recorded in the sky over Nottingham (Britain):


  1. Statistically, especially if we compare areas, Britain is, by far, the most 'burny' place on the planet right now. I mean every DAY there are multiple JJFH incidents there - far more than, say, the U.S., by comparison in size (area). In Britain, there's no doubt or even a close second place to Hull for these occurrences: 18 days so far (and the month isn't over yet)!

    This morning on the news here, a pick-up truck went off the road and smashed into a home. The driver was said to have had a 'medical emergency' before the accident.

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017
    Asis's [sic] ecosystems are collapsing

    There have been huge changes in the climate since I grew up in the 60's, whereas the weather patterns in my childhood were stable and more like what my father grew up with in the 20's

    Want to know how Climate Change is transforming our world? Interview your grandparents

    From the Himalayas to the Gangetic Floodplains of India to the coral reefs and rainforests of Indonesia—Asia's vital ecosystems are collapsing. [more; video]

    Paul Craig Roberts on climate change
    Global Warming Wrapup

    The mental convolutions in which some will engage in order to ignore the evidence that the polar ice caps are melting—and if not from warming from what?—is as astounding as the convolutions and denial of basic facts that characterize those who believe the government’s official 9/11 fairy tale.

    Emergency services advise residents to ‘bunker down’ ahead of Cyclone Debbie

    [more here]
    "Scariest thing I've ever gone through" wind gusts at 262 kph (163 mph) breaking windows: Cyclone Debbie hits Queensland a once-in-a-hundred year event!

    Residents reported their apartments shaking and windows breaking.

    In the span of an hour, 211 millimeters (8 inches) of rain hit the area, more than the monthly average for March [more]

    Profiting from Wrongful Deception: Lamar Smith’s Attacks on Climate Science are Paid for by the Fossil Fuel Industry

    [check out the comments section for a bunch of really bad news regarding our current government's rush to roll back protections against pollution along with more evidence of how terrible it is RIGHT NOW]

    It's only March but heatwaves have begun to hit India with record equaling 43C 110F temperatures in a scary preview to how tortuous the 2017

    Last summer saw thousands die in India from the heat which caused roads and cars to melt. [more]

    [more below]


  2. After Dramatic Obamacare Failure, Trump Now Faces A Looming Government Shutdown He May Not Be Able To Prevent

    If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next.  The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th.  Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around. [more]

    Climate change: ‘human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather

    More ructions in Trump's EPA squad.

    Interesting EPA snippet.

    Slowly At First, Then "Aw Fuck, Not This Again!"

    Natural Gas
    Small Caps
    Consumer Staples
    Junk Bonds
    Precious Metals
    Muni Bonds
    Leveraged Loans
    Corporate Bonds

    There you are... [more]


  3. In case anyone skipped the last link in my previous comment - all those items in that list have LINES THROUGH THEM (as in "complete" or "done"].

    Here's a long talk that connects a bunch of topics.

    Andreas Malm: Violent Past, Hot Present, Extreme Future, SOAS University of London

    [a little over an hour and a half - interesting connections in historical material]

    [here's a shorter talk by Guy McPherson: ~ 5 min.]

    Methane w Guy McPherson on 'Voices of Dissent' Radio * Paul Beckwith Versus Field Scientists


  4. [last week PA went from a low of 4 to a high of 76 in 2 days]

    State of Michigan to pay city of Flint $87 million to replace lead-tainted pipelines

    The state of Michigan will provide Flint up to $87 million to upgrade water pipes and set up water bottle distribution centers so that residents can have clean drinking water under the terms of the settlement proposed on Monday. [more]

    [one down, way many more to go]

    Surfer bitten by shark off New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Sun halo awes visitors to Anhui province in China

    Rivers of lava flow onto slopes of Mount Etna after eruption

    [see 2 min. video - been going on for a week]

    Farmland bird population in Netherlands decreased by 70 percent in 50 years

    Dead whale removed from beach in Cape Town, South Africa

    Lightning bolt kills couple in Mindanao, Philippines

    Powerful winds, large hail strike U.S. Southern Plains

    Cyclone Debbie: 'Monster' storm makes landfall in Australia

    Thousands of people have been evacuated as a monster category four cyclone smashed into the coast of Australia, with winds over 260 kilometers per hour (160 mph) ripping off roofs and uprooting trees in Queensland.

    The 50-kilometer-wide eye of Cyclone Debbie struck along the north Queensland coastline; starting with Whitsunday Islands and the nearby mainland. The hurricane strong winds are currently packing a force of roughly 185 kilometers per hour, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said, warning that gusts could reach 270kph near the center.

    The category four storm has already left more than 30,000 people without power in Airlie Beach, Proserpine, Bowen, Mackay and Cannonvale, Ergon Energy reports. [more]

    [more below]


  5. Surprise! USDA drops plan to test for Monsanto weed killer in food

    a USDA spokesman said no glyphosate residue testing would be done at all by USDA this year. [more]

    [hey, this is what you voted for, America]

    [with more on the way]
    New U.S. law HR 34 could eliminate informed consent for human experimentation with vaccines and meds (VIDEO)

    The "21st Century Cures Act" - HR 34 - became law in December, 2016 and most people have no idea what it contains. Essentially, it redefines what is meant by informed consent. Or, put another way, it expands the ability for Big Pharma to experiment on the population under the assumption that the dangers of vaccines and pharmaceuticals are too minimal for serious consideration. [more]

    [wait, there's more]

    This Trump Appointee Really Wants to Cut Your Social Security and Medicare Benefits -- The Motley Fool

    one of Trump's top appointees has a markedly different view on what should be done with these programs. If Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Trump's appointee to be the director of the U.S. Office of Budget Management, could have his way, Social Security's annual budget would be cut and certain people now eligible for Medicare would have their benefits completely taken away. [more]


  6. Energy Transfer Partners announced oil placed in Dakota Access Pipeline as service set to begin

    The Dakota Access Pipeline is to begin service in the near future as its developer, Energy Transfer Partners, announced that oil has been placed under the Missouri River reservoir. However, the legal battle over the disputed land is far from over.

    A court filing on behalf of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) revealed on Tuesday that the company has begun pumping oil into the highly contentious pipeline, without resolving the remaining legal issues.

    ETP did not reveal when it foresaw the pipeline becoming operational, but did say that it now has oil underneath a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.

    "Oil has been placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline underneath Lake Oahe. Dakota Access is currently commissioning the full pipeline and is preparing to place the pipeline into service," the filing stated.

    Lake Oahe refers to the area at the heart of the contentious debate during the months of protest against the DAPL. The lake is a water source for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Tribe, who have been battling to stop pipelines being placed underneath it for fear of contamination in the case of a spill. In addition, the pipeline crosses through sacred lands which are of important historical and religious significance to the tribes. [more]

    Dramatic videos show wildfires blazing across the west of Ireland

    Dramatic videos have captured the scenes as wild fire ripped through gorse in rural West of Ireland areas over the weekend. [banner pic alert]

    Fire and Rescue teams in Co. Galway were called to two areas of the Gaelteacht, Toureen yesterday and Baile na hAbhainn on Saturday, March 25 as they were engulfed by wildfire.

    Although the Toureen and Baile na hAbhainn fires were captured on video, fire services also attended blazes in Loughrea, Clifton, Costello Connemara, Tuam, and Gort. [more]

    Cascading Waterfall Of Non-Stop Bullshit...

    Idiocratic bias has been confirmed:
    ZH: Consumption Confidence Highest Since DotCom Bubble

    "We are not anchored in reality, we are floating in a sea of confirmation bias"

    A slight change to the count:
    I call this the cascading waterfall collapse, of non-stop bullshit... [backed up by charts; more]


  7. The Fed Is Boxed In By Bullshit

    The Fed can continue their current course of raising interest rates imploding the economy and forcing the slow motion unwind of the reflation trade OR they can ratchet back tightening expectations which will bring about the instantaneous implosion of the reflation trade.

    They are now boxed in by their own lies and b.s along with unprecedented amounts of capital... [more]

    The Big Short 2.0: Betting Against Trump

    Circus Clownius' latest Imperial Decree offers the last chance to get out of the Trump Trade before it collapses on top of everyone who believes in him

    After Friday's debacle, the blood is in the water. It's clear from today's short-covering rally that this era's late cycle Big Short is to bet against all things Trump

    Fresh off his shellacking last week at the hands of his own party, Trump is at it again today, this time at EPA headquarters rolling back Obama's Climate Change policies.

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    I'll go with not too many, for everything, Alex...

    Westmoreland coal
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  8. Here's something local to me. I drove past it the other day and it was horrible, making me queazy..

  9. Eek, yeah, that sounds bad. I'd try to avoid that area if I were you, and I feel sorry for all those people getting sick who LIVE in the area and can't really do anything to avoid it. Thanks, Ross B!

    1. Thanks Jonny, yes, without giving too much away other than to say *big business* is at stake here, I would suggest their "official" H2O/CH4 evaluations are highly questionable, given also that the site they are excavating is a former landfill.
      The smell was highly unpleasant so I held my breath until I drove far enough away to be rid of that strange rotten egg odour...