Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Event Update For 2017-04-25

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

2017-04-25 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills person on Idlewood Road in Burke County (Georgia):

2017-04-25 - Explosion kills two children near Bedouin tent home near Nevatim (Israel):

2017-04-25 - Small plane bursts into flame then crashes into trees and pond, near Huntsville (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities say at least one person is dead after a twin-engine airplane crashed into a Central Texas pond after the pilot reported engine trouble and a possible fire."

Quote: "Witnesses told authorities that the plane was on fire when it struck some trees before crashing into the pond, near FM 980."

Note: This is the 37th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-25 - Multiple mysterious explosions shake homes and rattle people in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-04-25 - Iron factory rocked by explosion in Asahikawa (Japan), 39 miles from the coast, 16+ injured:

2017-04-25 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, five vehicles burn, fire spreads to woods, in Limestone Township (Illinois):

Quote: "A multiple-vehicle fire Tuesday night at Billie Jo’s Parts and Towing on South Laramie Street in Peoria County also caught nearby woods on fire before it was brought under control, according to firefighters. Five vehicles caught fire at Billie Jo’s, 2107 S. Laramie St., and several explosions were reported, according to firefighters. Some nearby woods also caught fire."

2017-04-25 - Junk boats and rubbish go up in flames on Manor Road in Erith (Britain), 1100 feet from the River Thames:

Quote: "Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers dealt with a rubbish fire on Manor Road in Erith. Around two tonnes of rubbish including derelict boats were damaged by the blaze. Five gas cylinders were involved. Three were cooled down, one vented and the fifth exploded. "

2017-04-25 - Golf club hit by fire, 38 golf carts destroyed, in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Quote: "The fire started in the club’s garage and 38 golf cars were destroyed, he said."

2017-04-25 - Train bridge erupts in flame at 3:30 AM near Camanche (Iowa):

2017-04-25 - Huge wildfire rages near the secretive nuclear town of Zheleznogorsk (Russia):

Quote: "A huge fire has engulfed one of Vladimir Putin’s secretive nuclear towns built to supply Russia with weapons grade plutonium. Residents of Zheleznogorsk – which is closed to outsiders – complained of choking from the smoke of wildfires."

2017-04-25 - Synthetic turf business devastated by mammoth fire in coastal Maryport (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Billion-pound British destroyer 'HMS Dragon' erupts in flame while docked in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Boat bursts into flame on lift in coastal Biscayne Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Fire crews responded to the scene of a boat fire in Biscayne Bay, Monday. Two Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boats responded to the scene in the area of 88th Street and the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s about half a mile south of the Broad Causeway, near Indian Creek. 7’s Skyforce HD hovered over the fire as smoke filled the air. Crews worked to put out the fire by dousing it with water and foam. They got the fire under control, and the fire is now out. The boat, which is about 40 feet long, was on a lift, out of the water, when it caught fire."

Note: These are the 333rd and 334th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-25 - School bus bursts into flame on highway in Kanpur (India):

Quote: "According to reports, the bus of a prominent school, located in Civil Lines area of the city, had dropped the students in Naubasta and its adjoining pockets. As the bus reached Naubasta highway, suddenly it caught fire."

Note: This is the 75th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 304th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-04-25 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Church Street in Coggeshall (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Airport Drive in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Note: These are the 305th and 306th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-04-25 - Tanker truck explodes and burns at 6:45 AM at energy business in Milan (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A30 near Honiton (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-74 in East Peoria (Illinois):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Cambridge (Ohio):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:30 PM at gas station on Hyatt Street in Gaffney (South Carolina):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Hampton Boulevard in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Ashland (Oregon):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-20 near Panola (Georgia):

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near river in Crawley near Witney in Oxfordshire (Britain):

Quote: "The crews from two fire engines tackled the flames and used the environmental protection equipment to prevent the oil running into the nearby river."

Note: These are the 707th through 715th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-25 - RV bursts into flame while parked at business in Lakewood (Washington), near the coast:

Note: This is the 159th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-25 - Van bursts into flame on Meadow Farm Drive in Harlescott, Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 99 in Turlock (California):

2017-04-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Wilmington (Delaware), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Delaware State Fire Marshal has determined the blaze was caused by some kind of malfunction in the engine of a vehicle that was parked in the garage."

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame on Catherine Street near federal building in Utica (New York):

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame on Isabella Drive in Gilmore (Australia):

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame on the M876 near the Kincardine Bridge over the Firth of Forth near coastal Kincardine (Scotland):

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame at 10:50 PM while parked in Dundalk, and car bursts into flame just after 11:30 PM while parked in Drogheda (Ireland):

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark on Pitwines Close in coastal Poole (Britain), 1400 feet from the ocean:

2017-04-25 - Car bursts into flame at 12:18 AM on Stockwith Road in Haxey (Britain):

Quote: "Stockwith Road, Haxey. Tue 25 Apr 2017 00:18 (No:08924) One car involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-04-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Foothill Road in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2017-04-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked near sheds, fire spreads to sheds, on Roman Way in Cowgrove (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Car, two motorcycles and garage destroyed by fire at home in Racine (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A garage behind the house at 1236 Center St. was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters were called after 1 p.m.. According to a press release, the garage had a car, two motorcycles and other equipment inside."

2017-04-25 - Cars, motorcycles and home destroyed by fire in Holland (Vermont), nobody there:

Quote: "The fire chief says it destroyed one of the oldest buildings in the town of Holland. He says when they got to the Lefevbre Farm, they found the house, trees, cars and motorcycles on the property engulfed in flames and a big grass fire. No one was hurt, but three cats and a dog died. Firefighters were able to save the barn. They're not sure yet what sparked the flames. No one was home at the time."

2017-04-25 - Pickup truck destroyed by brush fire along West Lake Drive in Wimauma (Florida):

2017-04-25 - Two cars, motorcycle and garage go up in flames at home in Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

Quote: "The homeowner said that one classic Corvette, a Harley Davidson and a late model Corvette were in the garage at the time of the fire."

2017-04-25 - 13 vehicles and auto shop go up in flames at 3:40 AM in coastal Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-04-25 - Two jeeps and 11 transformers destroyed by fire at electrical substation in Odisha (India), another fire too:

Quote: "In the tribal district of Rayagada, 11 transformers and two departmental jeeps were reduced to ashes due to a short circuit at a sub-station of Gridco in Siriguda of Rayagada town here on Tuesday afternoon."

2017-04-25 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Des Moines (Iowa):

2017-04-25 - Barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Elba (New York):

2017-04-25 - Wildfire grows nearly 15,000 acres overnight to 73,000+ acres in Okefenokee Swamp (Florida/Georgia):

2017-04-25 - Wildfire triples in size to 18,000 acres near Sonoita (Arizona):

2017-04-25 - Wildfire breaks out, destroys apiary, in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

2017-04-25 - Wildfire burns in coastal New Port Richey (Florida), school dismissed early:

2017-04-25 - Brush fire burns along the Bush Highway near the Salt River near Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-04-25 - Three tons of woodchips go up in flames inside building in Sevenhampton (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Timber depot erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Shimla (India):

2017-04-25 - Tire warehouse goes up in flames in Mauripur, two furniture shops burn in Malir (Pakistan):

Quote: "A tyre warehouse in Mauripur was substantially damaged in a massive fire that broke out in the early hours of Tuesday, whereas two furniture shops were burnt in a separate incident in Malir."

2017-04-25 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM in Alma (Michigan):

2017-04-25 - Warehouse damaged by fire at 6:45 AM in Florence (South Carolina):

2017-04-25 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Lexington (Kentucky), nobody there:

2017-04-25 - Optical fiber business destroyed by fire in Khardaha (India):

2017-04-25 - Building under construction goes up in flames on Woodland Avenue in coastal Bournemouth (Britain), 1200 feet from the ocean:

2017-04-25 - Garage goes up in flames at 4:40 AM at home in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-04-25 - Home under renovation heavily damaged by fire in Denver (Colorado), nobody there:

2017-04-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Springfield (Missouri):

2017-04-25 - Home destroyed by fire at midnight in Manor (Texas):

2017-04-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:18 AM, another home damaged, in Lee's Summit (Missouri):

2017-04-25 - Home destroyed by fire in Lakewood (Washington), near the coast:

2017-04-25 - Home destroyed by fire on Chena Hot Springs Road near Two Rivers (Alaska):

2017-04-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:41 AM in Ossining (New York):

2017-04-25 - Home destroyed by fire on Wells Street in Burlington (Iowa), 3600 feet from the Mississippi River, cat killed:

2017-04-25 - Three apartment buildings damaged by fire before 2:30 AM in Chicago (Illinois), firefighter has 'medical issue':

2017-04-25 - Hotel damaged by fire at 12:45 AM in St. Charles (Missouri):

2017-04-25 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home just after 4 AM in Clovis (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:45 AM in Lawrence (Kansas), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Deadly fire destroys home in Huachuca City (Arizona), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 11:34 PM in Woodbridge (Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Deadly fire burns retirement community in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Kansas City (Kansas):

2017-04-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:52 AM in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-04-25 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake in Coahuila (Mexico):

2017-04-25 - Thousands of fish found dead in reservoir in Basilicata (Italy):

2017-04-25 - Giant rabbit dies shortly after landing after United Airlines flight over the Atlantic Ocean:

Quote: "'Simon had his vet check just before getting on the plane,' she said from Worcestershire in central England. 'He was fit as a fiddle.'"

Quote: "The airline revealed it had offered the customer compensation and, contrary to previous reports, clarified that the animal was alive when it was taken off the flight. United’s spokesman Charles Hobart said the animal had appeared healthy and shown no signs of distress upon landing. About 30 minutes later, he said, the rabbit was sleeping in a pet facility run by the company, and shortly afterwards an employee opened its cage to find it dead."

Note: Wow, those are some humongous rabbits!

2017-04-25 - Couple found dead in home in Tehachapi (California):

2017-04-25 - Eight people die in bodies of water in Nalgonda District (India), two more die in river:

2017-04-25 - Woman and son, 25 and 4, die in quarry pond in Padu Alevoor, Udupi (India):

2017-04-25 - Man and son, 43 and 8, die in pool near Periyakulam (India):

2017-04-25 - Two boys, 14 and 17, die in the Mahananda River in Siliguri (India):

2017-04-25 - Three people, 30, 17 and 8, die in well in Shahmir Dero (Pakistan):

2017-04-25 - Two boys, 4 and 5, found dead in pond in Thanapara (Bangladesh):

2017-04-25 - Three people, 16, 18 and 30, die in well in Kandiaro (Pakistan):

2017-04-25 - Marine recruit, man, 17, drops dead at park in Brentwood (California):

Quote: "Preliminary indications are that Burrell suffered from an 'apparent unexpected medical condition,' the Brentwood Police Department posted on its Facebook page."

2017-04-25 - Man drops dead before 7:30 AM in beachside bathroom along Mission Bay near coastal Pacific Beach (California):

2017-04-25 - Man found dead in Big Bear Lake (California):

2017-04-25 - Man, 41, slumps over dead while driving, on Route 315 in Luzerne County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office said DeCarlos Anderson, 41, of Williamsport, 'went unresponsive' while driving south on Route 315 near Medico Industries around 12:36 p.m. on Monday. The coroner called the incident a 'medical event.' Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene."

2017-04-25 -  Man, 38, found dead on the banks of the Arkansas River in Murray Park in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2017-04-25 - Person found dead in the Arkansas River near Lavaca (Arkansas):

2017-04-25 - Man, 60, found dead in Huzzah Creek near Davisville, and person found dead in lake in Leasburg (Missouri):

2017-04-25 - Man, 45, slumps over dead on porch at home near MSU in Springfield (Missouri):

2017-04-25 - Man, 30 to 40, drops dead before 7:30 AM in alley in Chicago (Illinois), lots of shootings too:

Quote: "About 7:30 a.m. on the Southwest Side, police found a man between the ages of 30 and 40 lying dead in an alley in the 2600 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, authorities said. The man did not have any visible injuries and it is possible he died of natural causes, officials said. As of 9 a.m., his death was not labeled suspicious."

Note: Alleys are little valleys between buildings...

2017-04-25 - Man, 31, has seizure and drops dead at jail in Harris County (Texas):

Quote: "The man was brought in for open family assault and child support warrants around 2 p.m. Investigators said the man appeared to be fine and showed no signs of medical distress or a medical condition. But shortly after having his photo and fingerprints taken, he appeared to have a seizure."

2017-04-25 - Man, 59, sickens and dies at jail in Madras (Oregon):

2017-04-25 - Man, 21, drops dead near hospital in Nicholasville (Kentucky):

2017-04-25 - Woman found dead in the Hudson River in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-04-25 - Person found dead in American Fork Canyon (Utah):

2017-04-25 - Person found dead in the Neuse River near Smithfield (North Carolina):

2017-04-25 - Woman, 27, found dead in the Columbia River near Hood River (Oregon):

2017-04-25 - Man, 20, found dead in Orlando (Florida):

2017-04-25 - Man, 47, collapses on path, dies shortly later, in coastal Dunsborough (Australia):

Quote: "Friends of Aqua Technics heir Ben Beale have expressed their shock and grief after the 47-year-old died from a suspected heart attack on Monday while holidaying with family in Dunsborough. The father of five was jogging along Geographe Bay Drive about 9.30am when witnesses saw him collapse on the footpath."

Note: He probably had a very nice view of the ocean as he collapsed. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-04-25 - Woman, 41, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Berowra (Australia):

2017-04-25 - Person found dead in coastal Te Puru (New Zealand):

2017-04-25 - Child, 14, found dead in swimming pool near Amman (Jordan):

2017-04-25 - Man found dead in canal in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2017-04-25 - Man, 85, found dead on road near stream in Bhaktapur (Nepal):

2017-04-25 - Man found dead near Wantage Road in Didcot (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Man found dead in river in High Wycombe (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Woman, 23, has 'medical issue', car hits fire hydrant, in coastal Red Bank (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "An investigation determined that the driver, 23-year-old borough resident Kelsea Lowe, suffered a medical issue leading to the crash, police Chief Dan Shaffery told redbankgreen. She was transported by the borough first aid squad to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank with non-life-threatening injuries, he said."

2017-04-25 - Woman in her 50s has 'medical difficulties' on passenger plane approaching coastal Canterbury (New Zealand):

2017-04-25 - Man in his 70s has 'medical incident', car slams into lamp post, in Camberley (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-04-25 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Gatton (Australia), 1 lightly injured:

2017-04-25 - Passenger bus crashes into home in Kensington (Maryland), 3 injured:

2017-04-25 - Tanker truck and car crash, massive fire breaks out, in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2017-04-25 - Three tractor trailers and other vehicles crash, fire erupts, near Griffith Park in coastal Los Angeles (California), 1 killed, 10 injured:;-5-fwy-completely-closed/1915657/

Quote: "Investigators believed a semi-truck traveling northbound may have crossed the median into the southbound lanes, striking another big rig and triggering the crash."

Quote: "According to Jose Nunez of the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a northbound big rig inexplicably swerved across the center median and slammed into another big rig in the southbound lanes, prompting the chain-reaction crash that ultimately included three passenger vehicles, a passenger van, another big rig and a pickup hauling a trailer."

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-5 in Siskiyou County (California), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 4:50 AM, crashes into river, near Llandovery (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-04-25 - Pickup truck and minivan collide head-on, in Caledon (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-04-25 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in York (South Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-04-25 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, on River Road in Bethlehem (New York), 1 killed:

2017-04-25 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, near Jurupa Valley (California), 1 injured:

2017-04-25 - Car veers off road, hits lamp post, bursts into flame, in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 4 injured:

2017-04-25 - Pit bull attacks and kills man in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-04-25 - Man's pit bull attacks and injures him, wife stabs dog, in Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-04-25 - Wild boars attack and kill three Isil fighters near Kirkuk (Iraq):

Note: Apparently terrorism is a boaring job!

2017-04-25 - Sinkhole opens and swallows car near home in Wellsville (New York):

2017-04-25 - Huge sinkhole opens near homes in Winter Garden (Florida):

2017-04-25 - Sinkhole opens along the Alcoa Highway in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-04-25 - School partially collapses in coastal Gujarat (India), 3 killed, 4 injured:

2017-04-25 - Sewer main breaks, sewage leaks into Noyes Slough, near Fairbanks (Alaska):

2017-04-25 - Pipeline company leaks 19,000 gallons of oil into creek in Loyal (Oklahoma):

Note: Might have to change the name of the town to Loil!

2017-04-25 - Water main breaks, road collapses, in Denver (Colorado):

2017-04-25 - College student, athlete, has 'medical emergency' at banquet in coastal Long Branch (New Jersey):

2017-04-25 - Woman has 'medical emergency' in coastal Flint (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-04-25 - Person stops breathing on street in Hinckley (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Antarctica is melting much faster than thought:

Quote: "Researchers at Columbia University's Earth Institute have discovered that the melting of the Antarctic ice is happening at a much faster rate than previously believed. The researchers, who published in the journal Nature, found enormous amounts of meltwater in places where they didn't expect it, including a 400-foot-wide waterfall on the Nansen ice shelf."

2017-04-25 - Climate change altering the Arctic faster than expected:

2017-04-25 - Lightning strikes and kills woman in Sepang (Malaysia):

2017-04-25 - Snow hits parts of Wales (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Föhn winds may contribute to ice shelves weakening in Antarctica:

2017-04-25 - Climate change can take a toll on mental health, new report says:

2017-04-25 - Bright green light streaks across the sky in Wellington (New Zealand):

2017-04-25 - UFO sightings are on the rise and this book proves it:

2017-04-25 - Man, 20, hangs baby then kills himself, live on Facebook, in coastal Phuket (Thailand):


  1. Good morning, Jonny. I see your state mentioned more than usual for this day's report. Scary when these incidents crop up all around us. Keepin' it light, with the humor - nice.

    [Scribbler catching up to Desdemona's article yesterday]
    Key Heat Trapping Gas Crosses 410 Parts Per Million Threshold — Highest Level in Past 5-20 Million Years

    Trump chills out: No military action threatened against North Korea

    [he's not backing out of NAFTA just yet either]

    Woman bitten by shark in rare attack at Curio Bay, New Zealand

    Dead whale found on beach at Jersey Shore

    A dead 43-foot-long whale lies on the sand in Toms River N.J. hours after washing ashore on Wednesday April 26, 2017. [more]

    Thursday, 27 April 2017
    US largely defenseless to EMP attack from space


    [from McPherson's latest]
    We need Midwest U.S. support for June-July near Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    Coffee In Belize & The End Of The World

    Large cluster of almost 60 middle or large quakes off the coast of Chile calms down as massive Coronal hole turns away from Earth

    California submerging: Rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined

    A slow-moving emergency is lapping at California’s shores— climate-driven sea-level rise that experts now predict could elevate the water in coastal areas up to 10 feet in just 70 years, gobbling up beachfront and overwhelming low-lying cities. [more]

    [more below]


  2. Have We Just Reached Peak Stock Market Absurdity?

    Have you ever wondered how tech companies that have been losing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year can somehow be worth billions of dollars according to the stock market?  Because I run a website called “The Economic Collapse“, there are naysayers out there that take glee in mocking me by pointing out how well the stock market has been doing.  This week, the Dow is flirting with 21,000 and the Nasdaq crossed the 6,000 threshold for the first time ever.  But a lot of the “soaring stocks” that have been fueling this rally have been losing giant mountains of money every single year, and just like the first tech bubble this madness will eventually come to an end in a spectacular fiery crash in which investors will lose trillions of dollars.

    Anyone that cannot see that we are in the midst of an absolutely insane stock market bubble simply does not understand economics.  Every valuation indicator that you can possibly point to says that we are in a bubble of epic proportions, and history teaches us that all bubbles inevitably come to an end at some point.

    But for the moment, the naysayers are having their time to shine.  Despite the fact that U.S. consumers are 12 trillion dollars in debt, and despite the fact that corporate debt has doubled since the last financial crisis, and despite the fact that the federal government is 20 trillion dollars in debt, they seem to be convinced that this irrational stock market bubble can keep inflating indefinitely. [more]

    Oregon fines man $500 for using math to challenge red-light cameras

    Few things in this world are as universally despised as traffic cameras. After his wife received a ticket for tripping a red-light camera, Oregon resident Mats Järlström openly criticized the Orwellian devices and the mathematical formulas these cameras use. It seems Big Brother doesn't take too kindly to dissenters, as according to the Institute for Justice Järlström was fined $500 for violating a law that prohibits mathematical criticism without a license. [more]

    Feds Say It’s Too Dangerous To Share Dakota Access Oil Spill Report
    The Army Corps claims the information “could endanger people’s lives” if misused.

    A federal agency won’t release a study about the potential effects of a Dakota Access Pipeline oil spill because it claims information in the report could put lives at risk. 
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the claim while rejecting a Freedom of Information Act request from MuckRock, a journalism website that collects and publishes government documents. [more]

    Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

    Colorado wild animal sanctuary euthanizes all its animals after relocation dispute

    A wild animal sanctuary in Colorado has euthanized all 11 of its animals. One of the sanctuary’s co-owners said they were forced to do so after county commissioners denied their request to relocate. [more; typical human problem solving]


  3. Looks like you went through some heavy weather out there in past few days, Jonny.

    Weather Report

    Series of 5 pit bull dog attacks reported within 4 days in Dayton, Ohio

    NOAA reports unusual mysterious spike in humpback whale deaths on Atlantic Coast

    Brain hacking: Scientists want new laws to stop our thoughts from being stolen

    Biomedical ethicists Marcello Ienca and Roberto Andorno believe that while rapid advances in neurotechnology have created opportunities in modern medicine, they also present new challenges for human privacy.

    Writing in the journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy, the pair have warned that brain-hacking and "hazardous use of medical neurotechnology" could threaten the integrity of our thoughts. [more]

    [Silly scientists, what do they think they were working for?]

    Explosive new History Channel series finally exposes CIA drug trafficking conspiracy


  4. Yeah, some pretty major storms last few days, especially last night! Looked like it was gonna be heading your way this morning, but now it looks like the storm is mostly breaking up and fading.

  5. Thanking the universe for sparing me yet again!

    Global warming making oceans more toxic by increasing algae blooms – “The distribution, frequency, and intensity of these events have increased across the globe”

    Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen.  A newly published study published online in the April 24 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, titled, “Ocean warming since 1982 has expanded the niche of toxic algal blooms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans”, demonstrates that one ocean consequence of climate change that has already occurred is the spread and intensification of toxic algae. [more]

    [they don't even MENTION hydrogen sulfide and still think there's time to make meaningful changes!]

    Migration induced by sea-level rise could reshape the U.S. population landscape – Florida to lose the most people, even with aggressive adaptation efforts

    [the author still thinks the ocean is like a bathtub and that warming makes the ocean expand significantly - both proved wrong by Dredd over the past bunch of years:
    On Thermal Expansion & Thermal Contraction - 17]

    The First Blundered Days

    National Post/Toronto:
    "The extraordinary thing about Donald Trump’s presidency is this: as low as expectations of him were going in — as ignorant, unstable, and corrupt as he seemed likely to be, in advance — he has still managed to come in under them. It is impossible, indeed, to imagine how his first 100 days could have been worse, short of — well, I was going to say short of starting a war, but stay tuned."

    "The final GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2017 is 0.2 percent on April 27, down from 0.5 percent on April 18" [more]