Thursday, April 27, 2017

Event Update For 2017-04-26

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: Variety Pack

2017-04-26 - Landfill erupts in flame at 3:45 AM near Elkhart (Indiana):

2017-04-26 - Landfill erupts in flame at 10 PM in East Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana):

2017-04-26 - Recycling center hit by fire, mulch and pallets burn, near Waco (Texas):

Quote: "The fire broke out in a mulch pit at the Waco Wood Recycling & Materials plant on Antler Road and then spread to wood pallets and other material on the site."

2017-04-26 - Lumber business hit by huge fire at 10:30 PM, warehouse destroyed, in Canton (Ohio):

Quote: "Stacks of wooden boards and pallets were piled high inside in what appeared to be an opening for delivery vehicles."

2017-04-26 - Chemical storage building goes up in flames at 7 AM in Laurel (Montana):

2017-04-26 - Sulfur fire breaks out in coastal Port Manatee (Florida), 5 hospitalized:

2017-04-26 - Film set goes up in flames at 4:53 AM at wharf in Powhatan County (Virginia):

Quote: "Powhatan County Fire and Rescue units were alerted at about 4:53 a.m. on April 26 that there was a fire at the wharf set located on the property, according to Fire and Rescue Chief Steven Singer."

2017-04-26 - Atmospheric CO2 levels pass 410 ppm for the first time in millions of years:

2017-04-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits lake at El Dorado East Regional Park in coastal Long Beach (California):

2017-04-26 - Water vapor attacking the ozone layer in new feedback:

2017-04-26 - Home blown apart by massive explosion on Oriole Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), 1.2 miles from the Mississippi River:

Note: This is the 142nd residential explosion in 2017...

2017-04-26 - Two boats, 5 cars, 3 motorcycles, 3 golf carts and a garage go up in flames at home in coastal Chula Vista (California), nobody there:

Quote: "Among the losses -- in addition to the structure, which was burned beyond repair -- were five cars, three motorcycles, three golf carts and two motorboats that were being stored on trailers alongside the garage, Lowery said."

Quote: "Nobody was injured in the fire, and there wasn't anyone at the home when the house first caught on fire."

Note: No person there, but there were 13 carsonists parked there. These are the 335th and 336th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-26 - Two passenger buses and three cars destroyed by fire at bus station in Damanhur (Egypt):

Quote: "Two buses and three cars were utterly burned."

Note: These are the 307th and 308th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-04-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:52 AM on Coast Highway near coastal Newport (Oregon):

2017-04-26 - Tractor trailer destroyed by fire at Ardent Mills in Lake City (Minnesota), 3000 feet from the Mississippi River:

2017-04-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on Highway 321 in Caldwell County (North Carolina):

2017-04-26 - Tractor trailer hauling chili destroyed by fire in Guntur (India):

Note: These are the 716th, 717th, 718th and 719th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-26 - USPS box truck bursts into flame before 5:21 AM on I-93 near the O'Neill Tunnel in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A ramp on I-93 has reopened after a postal truck fire in Boston. Ramp 23 had to be shut down, causing some traffic backup. The truck caught fire early Wednesday morning and the flames burned the tires, making it difficult for crews to tow the vehicle."

2017-04-26 - Borewell truck bursts into flame in Madangeri, Karnataka (India):

2017-04-26 - RV, semi trailer and home destroyed by fire on South Lake Reedy Boulevard in Frostproof (Florida):

Quote: "We can confirm fire destroyed 1 manufactured home, 1 RV and 1 semi trailer."

2017-04-26 - Two RVs go up in flames while parked at RV dealership in Moncton (Canada):

Quote: "A fire at a RV dealership in Moncton caused extensive damage to two vehicles that were parked in a service bay on Wednesday night. The fire, which started around 10 p.m., ended up spreading from the vehicles to the service bay."

Note: These are the 160th, 161st and 162nd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-26 - Van bursts into flame on US 1 near coastal Key Largo (Florida):

Quote: "A vehicle fire that happened Wednesday afternoon on the 18-Mile Stretch of U.S. 1 connecting Key Largo to the mainland is under investigation."

2017-04-26 - Van bursts into flame on Woodlands Road in Mere (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Van bursts into flame on London Road in Marlborough (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-76 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Strawberry Hill Road in Centerville (Massachusetts), 1.5 miles from the ocean:

2017-04-26 - SUV bursts into flame on the A406 near Henley's Corner (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads, two cars and home destroyed by fire, in Jenks (Oklahoma), 2 pets killed:

Quote: "Jenks Fire Captain Kirk Morris says they got a call of a car on fire in the garage of a home near 112th and Elwood before 10 p.m.  They arrived to find flames coming through the home's roof."

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Mount Kisco (New York):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame at 11 PM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in South Bend (Indiana):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal East Haven (Connecticut):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame on Point Lookout Road in coastal St. Mary’s City (Maryland):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-880 in coastal Hayward (California):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame on the Long Island Expressway near coastal Seaford (New York):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-70 near Cambridge (Ohio):

Quote: "For the second day in a row, a vehicle fire has restricted traffic on Interstate 70 eastbound. The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol tells AVC News that the vehicle caught fire near milemarker 173, just west of Cambridge, shortly after 11 a.m."

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-35 in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-04-26 - Car explodes in carpark in coastal Singapore, 1 injured:

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame at the Racecourse Roundabout near coastal Whippingham on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame near reservoir on Repton Road in Ticknall (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Gildersome (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on High Street in East Cowick (Britain), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "High Street, East Cowick. Wed 26 Apr 2017 01:15 (No:09000) One car involved in fire. One hose reel and two BA in use."

2017-04-26 - Car bursts into flame at 1:36 AM in Driffield (Britain), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Driffield. Wed 26 Apr 2017 01:36 (No:09002) One car involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-04-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-80 near West Middlesex (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Catherine Street in Utica (New York), near the Mohawk River:

2017-04-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame at property on Sawmill Road in Oliver (Canada):

2017-04-26 - Two semi trailers go up in flames, fire spreads to warehouse, in coastal South Portland (Maine):

2017-04-26 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home on River J.5 Lane in Cornell (Michigan):

2017-04-26 - Brand new barn destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Brimfield (Massachusetts), some animals killed:

2017-04-26 - Brush fire breaks out before 4:45 AM along Big Tujunga Canyon Road in Tujunga (California):

2017-04-26 - Brush fire burns near Highway 46 in Paso Robles (California):

2017-04-26 - Brush fire erupts near Monument Road in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-04-26 - Brush fire burns near homes in North Port (Florida):

2017-04-26 - Hospital damaged by fire in Manchester (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Industrial fabrication business damaged by fire in South Hadley (Massachusetts):

2017-04-26 - Zydeco dance hall destroyed by two fires in Lawtell (Louisiana):

2017-04-26 - Gazebo destroyed by fire at home in coastal Stanford-le-Hope (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-04-26 - Garage goes up in flames at 2:20 AM at home in North Hollywood (California):

2017-04-26 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Serra Mesa (California):

2017-04-26 - Garage destroyed by fire at 10:20 PM at home in Grass Valley (California):

2017-04-26 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Wilson County (Tennessee), nobody there:

2017-04-26 - Home damaged by garage fire at 5 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-04-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Beaver Dam (Wisconsin), 1000 feet from Beaver Bay:

2017-04-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Dry Top Road in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania), dog killed, nobody there:

2017-04-26 - Home destroyed by fire in Springhill Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-26 - Home destroyed by fire, another home damaged, on coastal Tybee Island (Georgia), nobody there:

2017-04-26 - Motel damage by fire at 4:20 AM on Ocean Boulevard in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 1 injured:

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

2017-04-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Barboursville (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-04-26 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Tolland (Connecticut):

2017-04-26 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-05-26 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in the Park Manor area in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-04-26 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in the Town of Waterford (Wisconsin):

2017-04-26 - Whale washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2017-04-26 - 41 humpback whales die since the beginning of 2016 between North Carolina and Maine:

Quote: "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says the deaths of 41 humpback whales dating back to last year in the waters between North Carolina and Maine will have 'a focused, expert investigation into the cause.' NOAA made the announcement Wednesday, noting that the deaths constitute an 'unusual mortality event.' Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, an unusual mortality event is defined as 'a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.'"

2017-04-26 - Endangered vaquita porpoise found dead in the Gulf of Mexico:

Quote: "An endangered vaquita porpoise was found dead in the Gulf of Mexico, the country's environmental protection authority said Wednesday, bringing to four the number of dead vaquitas found in 2017. There are only 30 remaining vaquitas (Phocoena sinus), scientists warned in February. The rare mammals, the world's smallest porpoise, live exclusively in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists warn that they face extinction by 2022."

Note: At the current rate of dying, they'll be extinct well before 2022...

2017-04-26 - Four men, all age 18 to 25, enter well one by one and die, in Pankshin (Nigeria):

Quote: "He said that the first victim was trying to push the nozzle when he fell into the well. 'The second victim jumped into the well to rescue the first but did not come out. These rescue efforts continued till the well swallowed the four of them within a very short while,' he said. Goper described the incident as 'shocking and mysterious'."

2017-04-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane flying from Guyana to New York:

Quote: "A passenger on board a Caribbean Airlines flight bound for New York from Guyana has died. According to a report by Starbroek News, Caribbean Airlines flight BW 526 to New York stopped at San Juan Airport in Puerto Rico after the pilot announced there was a medical emergency around 8:47 pm on Tuesday night. A passenger on the flight said around 8:47 pm on Wednesday, the pilot said the flight would be re-directed to Puerto Rico, and around 5:30 pm landed at San Juan International Airport. Paramedics then boarded the plane and attempted to resuscitate the man, who had lost consciousness. However, the man did not recover. The report said two hours after landing a Medical Examiner came on board to pronounce him dead."

2017-04-26 - High school boy, 15, collapses in locker room at school, dies shortly later, in Lexington (Kentucky):

2017-04-26 - Woman, 60, slumps over dead before 2:50 AM in bathtub at home in coastal Queens (New York):

2017-04-26 - Man drops dead at gun range in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

Quote: "There does not appear to be foul play involved and the body also does not appear to have any gun-related injuries, police reported. The man's identity was not immediately known."

2017-04-26 - Man found dead in car at Walmart in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2017-04-26 - Woman found dead in creek bed in Merriam (Kansas):

2017-04-26 - Man, 36, dies in the Nolichucky River in Erwin (Tennessee):

2017-04-26 - Man, 31, found dead in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2017-04-26 - Man, 57, police chief, has 'medical issue, dies shortly later, in River Bend (North Carolina):

2017-04-26 - Man, 59, dies in gravel pit pond in Crawford County (Illinois):

2017-04-26 - Man found dead in car at Route 666 rest stop near Sheffield Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-26 - Man, 76, found dead near Mirror Lake Drive in Tucker County (West Virginia):

2017-04-26 - Man slumps over dead in car at grocery store in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-04-26 - Man found dead in car at Home Depot in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-04-26 - Man, 40 to 60, found dead in vacant home in Florence (South Carolina):

2017-04-26 - Two men enter manhole, one dies, in coastal Chennai (India):

Note: Thunderdome rules apply with that manhole...

2017-04-26 - Man, 47, has 'medical condition', pickup slams into home, man doesn't remember, near Valley Center (Kansas):

Quote: "Authorities say a medical condition caused a 47-year-old man to drive his pickup into his neighbor's house Wednesday morning."

Quote: "He doesn't recall the accident at all."

2017-04-26 - Woman, cop, has 'medical emergency' and crashes, in Henderson (Louisiana), 1 injured:

2017-04-26 - Man, 67, has 'medical problem', car hits bus and crashes around, in Troy (Maine):

Quote: "Police said David Brandt, 67, was driving from Bangor when he apparently experienced a medical problem, prompting his vehicle to swerve across the road and strike a bus."

2017-04-26 - Man, hydro worker, has heart attack, golf cart plunges into the Mississippi River, in Keokuk (Iowa), 1 killed:

2017-04-26 - Woman has seizure, car plunges into canal, in Bristol (Britain), 2 killed:

2017-04-26 - MiG-31 fighter jet crashes in Buryatia, Siberia (Russia), pilots eject:

2017-04-26 - Float plane crashes into coastal Sarasota Bay (Florida), landing gear problem:

2017-04-26 - Small plane crashes into trees in Frederick County (Virginia):

2017-04-26 - Small plane crashes into river near Gondia, Maharashtra (India), 2 killed:

2017-04-26 - US Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crashes into the Pacific Ocean near Guam, all 3 aboard rescued:

2017-04-26 - Man, ship's master, has heart attack while docking, ferry ship hits pier, in Kiel (Germany), 2 injured:

Quote: "The 'Laboe' 266 gt (IMO: 8400086), allided with a pier of the Ostsee Quay when approaching the Seegarten Pier in Kiel on Apr 26, 2017, at 8.41 Uhr a.m. The master had suffered a heart attack during the mooring manoever. One more crew member was injured in the accident. By chance two nurses werre among the passengers on board who immediately treated the men."

2017-04-26 - Tractor trailer veers across median in the wee hours, hits pickup truck, on I-93 in Manchester (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

2017-04-26 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:30 AM on I-80 in Hubbard Township (Ohio):

2017-04-26 - SUV hits pedestrian and building in coastal South Surrey (Canada), 1+ injured:

Quote: "We believe, upon attendance, that there may have been a medical emergency with respect to the driver. That will still be under investigation. The pedestrian’s injuries are serious."

2017-04-26 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits school bus head-on, bus bursts into flame, in Greer (South Carolina), several injured:

2017-04-26 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in St. Clair (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-04-26 - Two cars crash in Markham (Canada), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 70-year-old woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Markham. However, York regional police told CityNews they aren’t sure if she died from a medical incident before the crash, or during the crash itself."

2017-04-26 - Car crashes off bridge, plunges into the Willis River, in Cumberland County (Virginia), 2 killed:

2017-04-26 - Car veers off road just before 2 AM, hits bridge pillar, in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-04-26 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Silverton (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-04-26 - Man crashes car, gets out, strips off clothes, on the River Humber bridge in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Then I turned to my colleague and said 'there's a man in his boxer shorts walking towards us'. He was wearing red, white and blue stripy boxer shorts, and had a Go Pro strapped to his chest. And he was drinking an orange Capri Sun. He just took the rest of his clothes off in front of us."

Quote: "The call came in to police at 2:45pm today and emergency services are in attendance. The driver of the vehicle, a man is now receiving medical attention."

2017-04-26 - Shark attacks and injures woman in Curio Bay (New Zealand):

2017-04-26 - Five pit bull attacks in 4 days occur in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-04-26 - Massive sinkhole devours chunk of road in Rawdon (Canada):

2017-04-26 - Landslide hits US 101 in Mendocino County (California):

Quote: "The highway in northern Mendocino County will likely be closed until at least Friday as crews work to remove rocks and soil that tumbled onto the road late Sunday. This is the second time in the past two months that this section of highway has been closed due to a landslide."

2017-04-26 - Sinkhole opens at beach and swallows child, child rescued, in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2017-04-26 - Jetty collapses, people fall into river, in Bhadreshwar, 3 killed, many missing:

2017-04-26 - Home partially collapses in Swissvale (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-26 - Seven students sicken and faint at school in Waldorf (Maryland), 11 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Several students became ill during a ROTC practice at the St. Charles High School in Waldorf, Maryland, Charles County Fire officials said. Authorities report, around 8:40 a.m. they received a call from the high school stating that several students were fainting during an ROTC practice in a gym. Four students were taken to a hospital and three more refused transport but were evaluated at a nurses office, according to officials."

2017-04-26 - More than 75 students sicken at Woodland Hill Elementary School in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Dozens of students were out sick from an elementary school in Humble ISD and even more fell ill throughout the school day."

2017-04-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' in tree with a chainsaw as storm approaches, rescued, in Jackson (Michigan):

Quote: "Three firefighters actually had to go up in the tree to aid the man, who had a medical emergency while working without a harness in the tree using an electric chainsaw attached to an extension cord. He was lying across a couple limbs."

2017-04-26 - Crewmember sickens on fishing ship 'Le Jusant' near coastal Brest (France):

Quote: "On April 26, 2017, at 11:04 a.m., the CROSS Gris Nez was informed by the Maritime Medical Coordination Center of Toulouse that a crew member on board the 'Le Jusant' fell ill. The patient was not in an immediate emergency, so it was decided to divert the vessel into the area of ??French responsibility of the CROSS Corsen for evacuation to a French hospital. At 2:22 p.m., the decision was made to evacuate the sailor by helicopter to the Brest hospital. A Cayman helicopter of the French Navy with a medical team on board was mobilized. The ship was about 211 km west of Brest. At 3 p.m., the sailor was hoisted and taken to the Cavale Blanche hospital."

2017-04-26 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode', collapses, injures his head, in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "A man is his 40s suffered a medical episode and collapsed. A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene and treated a man who was unconscious but breathing."

2017-04-26 - Trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 detected in the ground-level atmosphere in Luxembourg, source unknown:

Quote: "Trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 have been detected in the ground-level atmosphere in Luxembourg since beginning of 2017, but the source has not been found."

2017-04-26 - Lightning strike kills three hikers in Java (Indonesia):

2017-04-26 - 15 inches of rain in 24 hours hits the Dominican Republic, flooding ensues:

2017-04-26 - More than 25 feet of snow accumulates on Mt. Gassan (Japan):

2017-04-26 - Meteor streaks across the sky and breaks up over southern Florida:

2017-04-26 - US test-fires Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg AFB (California):

2017-04-26 - ISIS leaders 'negotiate merger' with other terrorist groups:

2017-04-26 - Teenage cyberhacker-for-hire jailed for masterminding global attacks on Sony and Microsoft:


  1. Hey, hey - we get to live another day!

    The tally continues. Great job, providing this information, Jonny. Nobody else is doing this service for humanity. What you have here is documentation of the deteriorating conditions for life.

    2 people and 2 cattle killed by lightning bolt in Jessore, Bangladesh

    Bad weather in Italy causes damage to crops in the south

    A producer from Puglia reports that "the cold front that, all of a sudden hit the Canosa and Cerignola areas, damaged apricots and peaches, which were also affected by the hailstorms, as well as vegetables such as tomatoes."

    "The consequences are not immediately recognisable, as a few days must pass. The growth of grafted peach trees has stopped due to the low temperatures and vines show signs of burning."

    The new peach orchards are all equipped with anti-hail nets. "Hailstorms are becoming more and more frequent and we cannot afford to lose quantity nor quality."

    The situation in Bari is instead ideal. "Luckily, the cold front did not affect us and cherry orchards were not compromised. Ripening is only slightly delayed due to the colder temperatures."

    In Campania, orchards have been heavily damaged (Annurca apples and stone fruit) but it's still to early to make an estimate. "The situation is serious and must be monitored, but we will only know for sure in a few days' time."

    The cold front caused a lot of damage in Caserta and Naples as well, where vegetable, potato and tomato crops have been compromised. [more; I think my dad's folks were from Bari]

    Snow in Canada leaves 2 million crop acres stuck on prairie fields

    April snowfall in parts of Canada's prairies has halted efforts to harvest more than 2 million acres (809,370 hectares) of grain leftover from 2016, delaying spring planting in some areas by at least two weeks.

    In Alberta alone, there's as many as 1.5 million acres that remain unharvested, and gathering has been hampered by light snow falling daily in central and northern areas, according to James Wright, a risk analyst with the province's Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. Snow and cool weather have also slowed progress in Saskatchewan, where more than 1 million metric tons of grain is still sitting on fields from last year's harvest after excess moisture made fields too wet to combine, according to the province's agriculture ministry.

    Snow still has to melt in parts of Saskatchewan, and there is a lot of moisture and ruts on the fields, which could also delay harvesting of the grains, oilseeds and pulses left from last year, said Shannon Friesen, acting cropping management specialist for Saskatchewan's agriculture ministry. [more]

    These popular drinks consumed by 50% of people are linked to dementia

    A recent study linked excess sugar intake with Alzheimer's disease. It suggested that too much glucose (sugar) in the diet damages a vital enzyme which helps fight the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

    A follow-up study found that people who drink diet sodas are three times more likely to develop dementia and stroke, compared to those who drink none.

    High blood sugar levels have also been linked to memory problems. The researchers in this study think that sugar could have a 'toxic' effect on the brain. [more]

    [more below]


  2. Chomsky on GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Video)

    “I wanted to ask you about this comment that you made that the Republican Party ... is the most dangerous organization in world history. Can you explain?” Goodman says.
    “I also said that it’s an extremely outrageous statement. But the question is whether it’s true,” replies Chomsky. “I mean, has there ever been an organization in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on earth? Not that I’m aware of. Is the Republican organization—I hesitate to call it a party—committed to that? Overwhelmingly. There isn’t even any question about it.” [more]

    [hat tip to Ryan in New England @ Scribbler's]

    Friday, 28 April 2017
    Warning about US plans to nuke Russia and China

    Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

    [less than 5 min. later the U.S. would be nuked into the Stone Age]

    Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense. [more]

    U.S. Could Land in ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea - Trump

    BREAKING: Trump Says There ‘Absolutely’ May Be A War With North Korea Soon

    Turkish freighter sinks Russian warship

    Diplomatic incident in the Black Sea: Turkish freighter sinks Russian warship with 15 Russians missing: Event was "out of the ordinary"Russian commander

    What the liberal fascists have in mind for Russia

    US forces preparing sudden nuclear strike on Russia - Moscow Security Conference

    Russian researchers indicate climate disaster

    Interesting because it comes from a Russian site

    Melting Arctic underwater permafrost layer may lead to climate disaster

    "If current underwater permafrost melting trends, accompanied by large-scale methane emissions into the atmosphere, persist, this may cause even more substantial emissions. These emissions could cause hard-to-predict climatic consequences, including a hypothetical climate disaster," said Oleg Dudarev, a leading research associate with the Laboratory of Arctic Research at the Pacific Oceanological Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [more]

    [more below]


  3. How global warming will impact homeowners insurance – Rising sea levels equal rising premiums

    Long-term impact of rising sea level on U.S. cities is increasing

    Ruins, not reefs: How global warming is fast-forwarding coral science – “Almost none of this reef has made it through 2015 and 2016. It’s the wholesale destruction of the reef.”

    The Democrats Won This Round, And It Wasn’t Even Close…

    We have just witnessed one of the greatest routs in modern American political history.  We are still waiting to see if a spending agreement can be reached so that a government shutdown at midnight on Friday can be averted, but whether a shutdown actually happens or not, the Democrats have won this round by a landslide.  Even though the Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, during these budget negotiations the Republicans have backed down on major issue after major issue.  The Democrats are acting like they own Washington D.C., and the Republicans are letting them get away with it.  For years Republican politicians have had a reputation for being gutless and spineless, but in 2017 they are taking their lack of courage to a whole new level. [more; nothing is improving, however]

    Waiting for the big one! Magnitude 8.0 or greater has somehow missed California in more than 100 years: A question of when not if!

    New science reveals unreported methane pollution from B.C.’s oil and gas industry threatens Canada’s international climate commitments

    [they never had any intention of sticking to this agreement]

    In Donny Trump We Trust

    The Age Of Competitive Self-Destruction

    Now that the Trump trade is going in reverse, gamblers are free to focus on the last five four massively overowned Tech stocks still holding up the market...

    Rule #1 of investing, don't put all of your eggs in one internet Tech basket, because you never know when it might smash crash [more]


  4. News Links, April 28, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    America's Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Replaced by Robots

    U.S. economy likely barely grew in first quarter: Atlanta Fed
    Growth is dead. -- RF

    ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle

    Coke to cut 1,200 jobs as Americans abandon soda

    Global cashless society getting closer, survey finds

    Arrivederci Alitalia? Alitalia is bankrupt again. This time perhaps it's terminal

    United CEO Oscar Munoz Blames David Dao Incident on 'System Failure,' Apologizes for Rabbit Incident

    United reaches 'amicable' settlement with doctor dragged off flight

    United pledges new protections for fliers in wake of passenger-dragging incident
    Nevertheless, I predict that air travel will continue becoming more stressful and violent. -- RF

    Southwest Airlines profit misses estimates as expenses swell

    Thousands of US troops deploying to Afghanistan, Europe this summer

    EU auditors say migrant centers in Greece, Italy overwhelmed
    [thank George Soros]

    New Oil Discoveries Slump To 2.4 Billion Barrels In 2016
    New crude oil discoveries last year amounted to just 2.4 billion barrels, the International Energy Agency said, adding that the average annual rate of new discoveries since 2002 has been 9 billion barrels. This news highlights the consequences of the oil price crash from 2014 and the continuing corporate austerity measures that involve above all cost-cutting.

    California Farmland To Plunge "20% Or More" As Returns Sink To Lowest Level Since 1992

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  6. River of snow crashing down the Rocky Mountains filmed in British Columbia

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  7. Very Strong Dangerous M6.8 Earthquake Hits off Mindanao coast, Philippines

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