Sunday, March 4, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-03

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

2018-03-03 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits coastal Mumbai (India):

Quote: "Meanwhile, a report in The Times of India quotes a senior official from Mahanagar Gas Limited as saying that there were no leakage of any of the gas pipelines of MGL. It was further reported that the MGL control room received numerous phone calls enquiring about leakage. However, it is now being suspected that the stench was from a chemical tanker passing through the area."

2018-03-03 - Extremely high levels of methane recorded in the Arctic after recent Arctic warming spell:

Quote: "And here's another warning sign. High methane releases followed this chain of events on February 27, 2018, pm, likely originating from the seafloor of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS). On March 1, 2018, methane levels as high as 3087 were recorded. Note the solid magenta-colored areas over the ESAS on the image below."

2018-03-03 - Car goes up in flames and kills driver on US 6 in Wood County near Weston (Ohio):

Quote: "The Wood County Sheriff's Office are investigating a vehicle fire Saturday that killed one person. According to the Wood County Sheriff's Office, officers received a report of a fully engulfed vehicle fire on U.S. 6, just east of Rangeline Road."

2018-03-03 - Trucking yard heavily damaged by fire in Carlsbad (New Mexico):

2018-03-03 - Iron scrap yard rocked by explosion in coastal Puttalam on the island of Sri Lanka, 1 killed:

2018-03-03 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by fire shortly before midnight in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-03-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "A truck sitting in the driveway of a Harford County home caught on fire and spread to the roof of the home Saturday evening. The Office of the State Fire Marshal says fortunately a neighbor saw the fire and reported it, as the fire was outside and had not been detected by inside smoke detectors."

2018-03-03 - India begins preparations for summer heatwaves:

2018-03-03 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #98, February 27th-3rd March 2018:

2018-03-03 - Unknown glowing sperm-ish objects float around in the sky over Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-03-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "One resident, Terrance Little, helped with the rescue. He described hearing an explosion when the fire began, and after he escaped the apartment, he returned to help residents who were still in the building."

2018-03-03 - Home explodes in Li├Ęge (Belgium), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 61st and 62nd residential explosions in 2018...

2018-03-03 - Boat explodes into flame near coastal Waiheke Island (New Zealand), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 242nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-03 - Tour bus bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked in Bhubaneswar (India):

2018-03-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near Tamar (India):

Note: These are the 162nd and 163rd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-03-03 - Car-hauler and big rigs destroyed by fire while parked at Penske business in coastal West Babylon (New York):

Quote: "A number of trucks were damaged by fire at a truck rental facility in West Babylon on Saturday morning, fire officials said. The fire at Penske Truck Rental on Mahan Street was reported at 7:52 a.m. and was brought under control in about an hour, officials said."

Note: Sounds like more than 2 so I'll just call it 3 to be conservative. This is the 12th car-hauler to burn in 2018 and these are the 449th, 450th and 451st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home in Meiners Oaks (California):

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame just before 11 PM near North Creasy Springs Road in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame at 11:51 PM at railway station in Kingston (Australia):

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame on Hidden Valley Road in Hidden Valley (Australia), 2.5 miles from the coast:

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame on street in Ponda (India):

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame on street in Rohini, Delhi (India):

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame at 6 AM on Stotfold Road in Letchworth (Britain), man seriously burned:

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame on Pinks Hill, fire spreads to another car, in Swanley (Britain):

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

2018-03-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A64 near Bramham (Britain):

2018-03-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Brick Road in Lower Kinnerton (Britain):

2018-03-03 - Three cars and garage go up in flames at home in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-03-03 - Auto sales business destroyed by fire at 3:12 AM in Moss Bluff (Louisiana):

Quote: "A Moss Bluff business was destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning. The fire took place at Angelo's Auto Sales off of Highway 171. According to Captain Robby Trahan with the Ward 1 Fire Department, they received a call at 3:12 a.m. about a commercial building fire."

2018-03-03 - Four auto shops go up in flames at 12:54 AM on Harwich Road in Lawford (Britain):

2018-03-03 - Auto shop and 15 other shops destroyed by fire in Bhubaneswar (India):

2018-03-03 - Two barns and equipment destroyed by fire in Onslow Green, Barnston (Britain):

2018-03-03 - Brush fire breaks out and grows rapidly to 4,300 acres in Washington County (Colorado):

2018-03-03 - Brush fire burns 1,300 acres and threatens homes near Bushland (Texas):

2018-03-03 - Wood recycling center hit by major mulch fire in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-03-03 - Log pile erupts in flame, fire spreads to home, on Thornbury Wood in Chandler's Ford (Britain):

2018-03-03 - Timber warehouse devastated by massive fire in coastal Gujarat (India):

2018-03-03 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in the Deep Creek area in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2018-03-03 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Indio (California):

2018-03-03 - Home damaged by fire in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lawndale area in Chicago (Illinois), firefighter collapses:

Quote: "A Chicago firefighter was in critical condition after collapsing at the scene of an extra-alarm fire Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side."

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Columbia Heights area in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Claremont (New Hampshire):

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:38 AM on Oliver Street in Lanham (Maryland):

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in Hopewell (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-03-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Hopkinton (Rhode Island), near the coast, nobody there:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire near Long Pond in Tunkhannock Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Green Harbor area in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM in Danville (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Moss Bluff (Louisiana), nobody there:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in coastal Panama City (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire before 6:45 AM in Joppa (Maryland), 2 cats killed:

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire on Scott Road near Palestine Lake in Claypool (Indiana):

2018-03-03 - Home destroyed by fire on East River Street in Anderson (South Carolina):

2018-03-03 - Riverfront home destroyed by fire on Riverside Drive in Fairmont (West Virginia):

2018-03-03 - Riverfront home and outbuildings destroyed by fire on River Cove Road in coastal Hertford (North Carolina):

2018-03-03 - Mansion destroyed by fire in Indian Wells (California):

2018-03-03 - Two homes go up in flames in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2018-03-03 - In separate incidents, two homes go up in flames, at 1:10 AM and 2:02 AM, in Richmond (Virginia):

2018-03-03 - More than 150 homes destroyed by inferno along the Irawaddy River in Yesagyo (Myanmar):

2018-03-03 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 12:38 AM in coastal Laguna Niguel (California):

2018-03-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2018-03-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Upper Hill area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Lakeside Retreat on Park Lake Lane in Peachtree Corners (Georgia):

2018-03-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Santa Monica (California):

2018-03-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Highland Park (Michigan):

2018-03-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:34 AM in Lower Sackville (Canada), near the coast, 2 killed, 2 injured:

2018-03-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Lancaster (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-03-03 - Deadly fire rips through apartments and restaurant in Carnegie (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-03-03 - Vacant school building destroyed by fire at 7:34 AM in Austin (Texas):

2018-03-03 - Alligators, crabs, fish and other species dying in Lake George (Georgia):

Quote: "Numerous unconfirmed reports suggest deaths of alligators, crabs and other species, as well as fish."

2018-03-03 - Man and woman found dead in lake in Weequahic Park in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "Authorities say two bodies were found in a lake in Weequahic Park Saturday. The woman and man, both who have not been identified, were pulled from the lake after authorities were called to the area over reports of a body floating in the lake, according to Thomas Fennelly, the agency's chief assistant prosecutor."

2018-03-03 - Woman, 22, and baby fall into well and die in Mirzapur (India):

2018-03-03 - Person found dead in car in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey)(:

2018-03-03 - Man found dead in the water at coastal Sound Beach (New York):

2018-03-03 - Man, 45, cop, found dead in submerged police car in flooded field in Hickman (Kentucky):

2018-03-03 - Man, 79, found dead in submerged pickup truck in Lake Noquebay near Marinette (Wisconsin):

2018-03-03 - Woman found dead on snowmobile trail in East Grand Forks (Minnesota):

2018-03-03 - Woman, 48, found dead outside business in Billings (Montana):

2018-03-03 - Man, 36, found dead in creek in Pulaski County (Kentucky):

2018-03-03 - Man found dead in park in Owen Sound (Canada), near Lake Huron:

2018-03-03 - Man, 67, ship's captain, had 'medical episode' at the helm and dies in coastal Sydney Harbour (Australia):

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a medical episode on board a vessel in Sydney Harbour. About 6pm yesterday (Saturday 3 March 2018), a commercial charter vessel departed from King Street Wharf. Shortly after leaving the wharf, crew members found the driver unconscious at the wheel, after they noticed the speed of the boat increasing."

2018-03-03 - Man dies in the water at coastal Pakiri Beach (New Zealand):

2018-03-03 - Man in his 60s dies in the water near coastal Goat Island (New Zealand):

2018-03-03 - Man found dead on the shore of the island of Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands):

2018-03-03 - Woman, 28, dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Marsalforn (Malta):

2018-03-03 - Man, ship's captain, falls off boat and dies near island off the Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica):

2018-03-03 - College student, man, 20, found dead in lake in coastal Singapore:

2018-03-03 - Woman found dead in the water near coastal Patong (Thailand):

2018-03-03 - Man found dead in the Kurupung River (Guyana):

2018-03-03 - Boy, 17, found dead in swimming pool at farmhouse in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2018-03-03 - Boy, 17, found dead in swimming pool in Bhopal (India):

2018-03-03 - Woman has 'medical incident', SUV crashes into home, in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

Quote: "A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after a medical incident led her to crash into a house in eastern Sioux Falls on Saturday, police said. "

2018-03-03 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into trees, in coastal Olympia (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man suffered a medical emergency before he crashed his car on Johnson Point Road Saturday morning, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and a fire official South Bay Fire District No. 8 later helped remove the man from his car and he was taken to an area hospital, Battalion Chief Les Robinette said."

2018-03-03 - Man, 36, has 'medical emergency' and slumps over unconscious, car crashes, in Sangerfield (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "An Ilion man lost consciousness while driving causing him to veer off the road in Oneida County Saturday night. Charles Bumpus, 36, of Ilion, was driving on State Route 20 In the Town of Sangerfield when he suffered a non-life-threatening medical emergency, causing him to veer off the road around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office."

2018-03-03 - Man, 66, has 'medical episode', SUV slams into tree, in Coomunga (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A member of the public called police at about 5pm after the man suffered a medical episode and ran off the road, hitting the tree."

2018-03-03 - Small plane makes emergency landing at Huntingburg Airport (Indiana), landing gear problem:

2018-03-03 - Freight train derails near Kingston, Ontario (Canada):

2018-03-03 - Minibus and taxi crash, fire erupts, near Cairo (Egypt), 9 killed, 8 injured:,-eight-injured-in-deadly-CairoI.aspx

2018-03-03 - SUV veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-03-03 - Two pickup trucks collide head-on, in Hela-Hela (South Africa), 13 injured:

2018-03-03 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in Outagamie County (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

Quote: "'It looks like he drifted over the center line,' Sgt. Jeff Dietzen told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. 'We're not sure if it was a medical issue or something else.'"

2018-03-03 - Car slams into tractor trailer at 11:40 PM, bursts into flame, in Anaheim (California), 1 killed:

2018-03-03 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in the Town of Fleming (New York), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2018-03-03 - Two cars collide head-on at 1:30 AM, fire erupts, on I-270 near Florissant (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-03 - Naked woman, 39, shoots man to death in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A naked woman gunned down a man Saturday morning outside an apartment building and threatened witnesses before barricading herself inside her home, police said."

Quote: "Police said she insisted on staying naked for several hours, even while in custody."

2018-03-03 - Man, college student, 20, strips naked on passenger plane, attacks flight attendant, after leaving Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

Quote: "A passenger on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dhaka was restrained by cabin crew after allegedly stripping naked, masturbating and attacking a flight attendant. The man, from Bangladesh, reportedly had to be tied up after he removed his clothes and became aggressive when he was told to put them back on again, The Star reported. Other passengers on the Malindo flight told the New Straits Times the man had begun acting strangely soon after the plane departed from Kuala Lumpur, when he took off his clothes and masturbated while openly watching a pornographic film on his laptop."

Quote: "Witnesses said the man had walked naked to the toilet and had also urinated on his seat."

2018-03-03 - Family rottweiler attacks and kills baby girl at home in Inverell (Australia):

2018-03-03 - Lightning strike kills woman and 2 children in Kamujwa (Kenya):

2018-03-03 - Tropical Storm 'Dumazile' forms dangerously close to Madagascar:

2018-03-03 - Deadly storm causes havoc on the US East Coast, 7+ killed, mighty storm Emma pounds Europe:

2018-03-03 - New rainfall record set for North Texas:

2018-03-03 - Record snowfall hits Calgary (Canada), a month's worth of snow in 40 hours:

2018-03-03 - Seven feet of snow follows Northern California's drought:

2018-03-03 - Norway running out of fire wood during coldest winter in 60 years:

2018-03-03 - Strange calf born with face resembling Persian cat in East Java (Indonesia):


  1. Gettin' a late start today.

    More and more people are "reacting" to the tainted atmosphere, displaying "overheating" via removal of clothing, addled cognition via combative behavior, and loss of "self" via uncharacteristic actions, mental and physical health depletion from the effects of these events.

    Half a million still without power after storm in U.S. Northeast

    Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.
    [more; damage reports and costs yet to emerge]

    Homes vs the ocean – the battle for survival–-the-battle-for-survival/ss-BBF5W5o

    [29 panel slideshow with captions]

    'We will not sit back': Israel vows to prevent Iran's permanent military presence in Syria

    Meteor fireball flashes across the sky of Newcastle, Australia (VIDEO)

    Fast moving meteor fireball captured on dashcam over Russian city

    A driver in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains has managed to capture the fall of what researchers claimed was an extremely fast meteor, according to local media reports. [more]

    Arctic spring starts 16 days earlier than a decade ago and arrives sooner than lower latitudes

    Spring is arriving earlier, but how much earlier? The answer depends on where on Earth you find yourself, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis.
    The study, published in Nature’s online journal Scientific Reports, found that for every 10 degrees north from the equator you move, spring arrives about four days earlier than it did a decade ago. This northward increase in the rate of springtime advance is roughly three times greater than what previous studies have indicated. [more]

    [read this if nothing else]
    India’s air pollution crisis risks becoming humanitarian catastrophe

    I'd read plenty of news stories about air pollution in Delhi; that it's been getting worse for the past three years, that it peaks in winter, that sometimes schools are shut and that breathing the air is the equivalent of smoking 50 cigarettes a day.

    Until you're breathing the air, until you're tasting those chemicals on your tongue, until your eyes start to water uncontrollably when you go outside, it's difficult to really understand how it's going to affect your life. [more]

    Hurricanes left behind mountains of trash in the Virgin Islands — and there’s nowhere to put it

    [drowning in our own pollution]

    Scientists hatch bold plan to save polar bears – “There’s no future for polar bears in an Arctic without the sea ice”

    Luckily for the bears and the humans who love them, Derocher and a cadre of fellow scientists are developing a complex set of strategies to save the animals. It’s an audacious plan, encompassing everything from providing extra food for the bears to turning female grizzly bears into surrogate moms for their white-coated cousins.

    But it may be all that stands between the bears and oblivion. […]

    [we can't even save ourselves!]

    [more below]

  2. Overdue U.S. credit card debt hits seven-year high at $11.9 billion – “Now it’s time to the pay the piper”

    Overdue US credit card debt has reached a seven-year high, underlining the difficulties faced by many consumers in spite of the strong performance of the economy.

    Banking sector data show consumers were at least three months behind repayments or considered otherwise distressed on $11.9 billion of credit card debt at the turn of the year, a rise of 11.5 per cent during the fourth quarter.

    More Americans are also falling behind on their mortgages, for which problematic debt levels rose 5.2 per cent over the same period to $56.7 billion. [more]

    Environmental NGOs decry Brazil high court ruling on Amazon Forest Code – “With this amnesty, you create a climate that invites deforestation in the future. It creates the impression that if you deforest today, tomorrow, you are handed an amnesty.”

    [money talks, bullshit walks, senor ...]

    Costa Rica prepares to export 10 tons of fins poached from endangered hammerhead sharks – “Once again, Costa Rica is evading its CITES obligations in order to favor private interests”

    Why current negative-emissions strategies remain “magical thinking”

    Decarbonization of the world’s economy would bring colossal disruption of the status quo. It’s a desire to avoid that change — political, financial and otherwise — that drives many of the climate sceptics. Still, as this journal has noted numerous times, it’s clear that many policymakers who argue that emissions must be curbed, and fast, don’t seem to appreciate the scale of what’s required.

    What would negative emissions look like? A Perspective this week in Nature Plants offers another glimpse, and it’s not pretty (D. J. Beerling et al. Nature Plants; 2018). The review focuses on the idea of enhanced weathering, which aims to exploit how many rocks react with carbon dioxide and water to form alkaline solutions that, over time, find their way into the sea. It’s one of a number of proposed negative-emissions technologies. [more]

    Bosses at world’s most ambitious clean coal plant kept problems secret for years – SEC mothballed investigation into allegations executives concealed schedule delays

    Executives at the world’s most ambitious “clean coal” plant knew for years about serious design flaws and budget problems but sought to withhold key information from regulators before their plans collapsed, according to documents obtained by the Guardian.

    [continued below]

  3. Monday, 5 March 2018
    Spreading propaganda and disrupting opposition on social media

    The Weaponization of Social Media

    Now openly admitted, governments and militaries around the world employ armies of keyboard warriors to spread propaganda and disrupt their online opposition. Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favourable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives. Their method? The Weaponization of Social Media. This is The Corbett Report. [more]

    [~ 16 min. video]

    Apple is moving data to China

    Apple is under fire for moving iCloud data to China

    The Deep State agenda - to silence the opposition

    Chilling words from former FBI agent

    Ice in Kara Sea is already disintegrating - and it's still winter!

    Arctic Ice disintegrating and flowing out of the Kara Sea

    [so much for the mini-ice age, etc]

    [this would be SUCH a bad idea]
    US media pushes for attack on North Korea

    US media airs pretexts for preemptive attack on North Korea

    [but that's what we're accusing THEM of threatening!]

    Why does the data whiteout the main hotspot for methane emissions?

    Atmospheric methane levels at 3087 ppb

    As if this didn’t demonstrate just how bad things are they have whited out the methane hotspot in Eastern Siberia. [more]

    [wanna see an exponential curve? Look at the CH4 graph there]

    Incredible photo of bird frozen alive under the water in Holland as 100's of thousands of dead creatures reported in aftermath of "The Beast Of The East"

    It was officially New Zealand's hottest summer on record

    [~ 2 min. weather report - with accent! Love it!]

    Three fires Sunday in eastern Colorado

    M6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea, 4th M6+ after M7.5 on February 25

    [geez, the aftershocks are bigger than the CA earthquakes!]

    Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths. [more]

  4. News Links, March 5, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    The Economy Looks Good Today, But the Next Debt Crisis Is on the Horizon

    Asian markets sell off after Trump's tariff announcement; Nikkei leads losses

    Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Libor surge nears danger level for debt-drenched world

    Other countries may now also cite national security to block U.S. imports: Former US trade representative

    Australian Home Prices Fall Again in Further Sign Boom Is Over

    Gold-Based Monetary System Is On Its Way [so is extinction]

    Trump threatens to slap retaliatory tariff on European cars as trade war talk heats up

    Silver Investment: The Lowest Risk, Highest Return Potential vs. Stocks & Real Estate

    Global banks push ahead with Saudi expansion plans

    More Americans now support a universal basic income
    Everybody likes free money. Unfortunately, it doesn't exist. -- RF

    Thousands More Stores Are on the 2018 Retail Apocalypse DEATH LIST: Are your local stores on the list?

    CSX sticks with plan to cut jobs, reduce trains

    Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

    Bitcoin Tops $11k As Germany Refuses To Tax Cryptocurrency Payments

    Licking Their Lips, The IRS Targets Coinbase Users

    Iran calls on US, Europe to scrap nuclear arms, missiles
    Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle their nuclear weapons, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday.

    South Korean envoys to visit the North to broker talks with US

    Housing report says migration may need to be cut to preserve quality of life [no . . really?]

    More refugees leave Nauru for America [just before the crash!]

    Mexico's Oil Industry Continues To Disintegrate: PEMEX Suffers $18 Billion Loss
    I am not singling out PEMEX or Mexico's oil production as what's going wrong in the global oil industry. ALL public and state-run oil companies will go belly-up… it's just a matter of time.

    Puerto Rico capital hit by blackout for 2nd day in a row

    Iran Could Lose 500,000 Bpd If Trump Trashes Deal

    The Beast from the East and European Energy Security

    Momentous Shift in US Natural Gas, with Global Consequences
    And what will US natural gas producers do when this cheap money they're drilling into the ground is no longer available as the Fed has set out to tighten financial conditions? Because the Fed is tightening precisely to turn off the cheap money spigot.

    [last bit below]

  5. Russia to Rescue as Europe Draws More Gas in Siberian Chill

    This Major Bank Just Pledged To Invest $122 Billion In Renewables

    Australian fuel imports from Asia are going sky high while non-compliance with IEA stock requirements continues (part 1)

    Will Australia have a strategic oil reserve before it is too late? (part 2)

    Hydropower supply dries up with climate change
    Water power is the largest renewable energy source in the world, but some plants are running out of water due to severe droughts. Is climate change jeopardizing the future of hydropower plants?

    Relying on renewables alone significantly inflates the cost of overhauling energy (MIT Technology Review)
    The suggestion for a nuclear-power supplement is insane. -- RF

    The Oligopolization of Food Supply Hits a Snag
    Three companies to control 60% of world's seed and pesticide markets.

    Drought Severely Stresses Argentina Corn, Soybeans

    Drought inflicts mounting losses to crops in South Africa's Western Cape
    A severe drought afflicting South Africa's Western Cape province is expected to cut agricultural output by 20 percent this year, decimating the wheat crop and reducing apple, grape and pear exports to Europe, officials said on Thursday.

    From Almonds To Rice, Climate Change Could Slash California Crop Yields By 2050 [they better start looking at 2020]

    Make Your Choice: Change By Pain Or Insight

    How to live without plastic

    Ultra-Processed and Plastic-Contaminated Food Wreak Havoc on Health

    Washington Legislature phases out Atlantic salmon farming

    Average desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat, new research reveals

    Contradictions In Seth Rich Murder Continue To Challenge Hacking Narrative
    Amazon's Alexa suffers widespread outage
    The Council on Foreign Relations' Push Towards a New Cold War
    Rental cars to use facial recognition to spy on your vacation
    Dubai Plans to DNA Test All 3 Million of Its Residents
    Tor Project "Almost 100% Funded By The US Government": FOIA
    Pentagon's $1 Billion Cloud Deal May Signal New Era in Government Buying
    In early February, a small Virginia-based company—REAN Cloud—that partners with Amazon Web Services announced a nearly $1 billion deal to provide cloud computing services for the Defense Department.
    Australian Government Continues To Push Encryption Backdoors It Refuses To Call Encryption Backdoors
    How 'Operation Merlin' Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran
    All Fire and Fury in Ukraine
    The still decidedly volatile situation in Ukraine – resulting from another in a long line of U.S.-inspired regime changes that have destabilized the geopolitical landscape over the past few decades – is worth revisiting for a number of reasons.

    Thousands face natural gas cutoff in Dallas because of leaks

    How can a place with 58,000 homeless people continue to function?

    The US Empire Is Acting Like A Desperate, Cornered Animal, Because That's What It Is

    What's Going Down in China is Very Dangerous – Part 2

    China's 2017 coal consumption rose after three-year decline, clean energy portion up

    Fed's QE Unwind Marches Forward Relentlessly

    Alaska, Other Oil States Fight Budget Deficits For Fiscal Year 2019

    Why the daunting economics of elder care are about to get much worse

    Armed and Dangerous: If Police Don't Have to Protect the Public, What Good Are They?

    Senator Graham Proposes War With North Korea "Would Be Worth It"
    Dangerous lunatic. -- RF

    "Avoiding The Mistakes Of Our Parents" - Only A Third Of Millennials Have A Credit Card

    Ominous Sign For The US Economy: Spending On Hookers, Drugs And Booze Tumbles

  6. Jaw dropping sky phenomenon above Equador. If you don't have time then watch the first minute and then scroll to the 4 minute mark to see it rise completely above the tree line. No explosion sound involved, but do you think it's possible a JJFH related anomaly?

    Thousands and thousands of sea creatures wash ashore in the UK in aftermath of big storm:

  7. Wow, that's some weird sh#t, Mike - you got me on what that is/was! Atmospheric problem, along with more weird stuff seen in the atmosphere. Could be related, but I don't know in what way, because I don't know what it is that we saw there. Same with those spermy-looking things flitting around in the sky over Milwaukee. The world's getting more X-Files-ish all the time.

  8. Very strange stuff going on. Thanks for that link Mike
    (from MrMBB333's channel).

    Mothman-like entity seen near truck stop on Illinois/Wisconsin border

    It was about 11:30 p.m. when I left the store and got in my car, as I was pulling out of the parking lot to get onto the Interstate I noticed what looks like large person standing to the side of the road. This thing looks right at me with very bright red eyes and then opened a huge pair of wings and started to fly off like some kind of big bat. The whole damn thing took less than 5 seconds but I know what I saw and it look like a giant, skinny man with a large pair of wings and red eyes. I'm not sure what to tell you that it was, but I can assure you it's something I've never seen on the Discovery Channel before. [more]

    Polish family terrorized by a poltergeist

    The story of a family terrorised by a poltergeist exploded across the Polish media in early December 2017. While the case created a news frenzy in Poland, it seems to have been completely missed by the English language press. [more]

    The Art Of The Con

    So far, this pattern of selloff Tuesday-Thursday and reversal Friday-Monday is deja vu of last week.

    At this moment this aged Idiocracy is engaging in the most self-destructive and irresponsible economic behaviours never before conceived much less tried in human history - selling off the economy to make the quarter, stealing Social Security deductions to pay for tax cuts, conflating debt with GDP... Stock buybacks are now the sole source of liquidity for the casino: the cannabilization of the share count to give the illusion of growing wealth. Today's fools have put the cart before the horse - because they've invested in the future, they've decided the future MUST be better. They conveniently forgot the hard part about taking action to ensure the future WILL BE better.

    February NCEP/NCAR global anomaly up by 0.054°C from January

    In the Moyhu NCEP/NCAR index, the monthly reanalysis anomaly average rose from 0.231°C in January to 0.285°C in February, 2018. The big dip in January continued in to the earlier part of February, then a considerable peak, and a modest dip and recovery at the end.

    It was cold in the northern prairies and N Canada, but surprisingly, warm on average in E USA. Cold in Europe, extending through Morocco to Senegal. As much noted, very warm in the Arctic, and warm in a band from E Mediterranean to N India. Mixed in Antarctica, probably on average cool.

    I expect that Arctic-sensitive indices like GISS, Cowtan and Way, and TempLS mesh will show more warming than the others. Here is a temperature map looking down on the N Pole [more]