Thursday, March 15, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-14

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

2018-03-14 - Hercules C-130 military plane hit by smoke at Eindhoven Airbase (Netherlands):

Quote: "The fire department responded to Eindhoven Airbase on Wednesday morning after the cockpit of a Hercules C130 suddenly filled with smoke, the fire brigade said on Twitter. The military plane was still on the ground when this happened. The six crew members on board immediately turned off the engines and left the aircraft. No one was hurt."

2018-03-14 - US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet bursts into flame and crashes into the ocean near coastal Key West (Florida), 2 killed:

Quote: "A marina owner in the Florida Keys told WPLG that the Hornet jet caught fire mid-air, then crashed."

Quote: "Barbie Wilson, a local marina owner, witnessed the crash and called 911. 'These jets have been flying all day. I live in the neighborhood and so one was flying over. Then it went a little sideways, then I saw fire, and then it just literally dropped out of the sky,' Wilson said. 'It was like something out of a movie.'"

Quote: "'It was going in to land, and all of a sudden, the whole thing flipped sideways and I saw a fireball,' witness Barbie Wilson told CBS News. 'Then the plane just dropped out of the sky.'"

Quote: "Witnesses said it appeared the plane experienced some sort of explosion in the air. 'I saw the fire and then it just dropped,' said Barbie Wilson, who lives nearby and was driving when she saw the plane turn sideways and then burst into flames. 'In the air, I saw fire,' Wilson said."

Note: These are the 32nd and 33rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Electrical substation explodes and burns near coastal Durban (South Africa), half the city goes dark:

2018-03-14 - Power plant damaged by fire in South Middleton Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-14 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, shredded car parts burn, in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2018-03-14 - Recycling business rocked by explosion in Johnson City (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-14 - Landfill fire breaks out in Cozad (Nebraska):

2018-03-14 - Landfill breaks out, smoke sickens people, in Diva (India):

2018-03-14 - Landfill erupts in flame, fire spreads to buses and trucks, in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2018-03-14 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Tyngsboro (Massachusetts):

2018-03-14 - Tug ship bursts into flame while docked at Harry Gamble Shipyard on Lake Erie in Port Dover (Canada):

2018-03-14 - Fishing ship 'Ronja Skye' bursts into flame near coastal Oban (Scotland):

Quote: "The Oban lifeboat launched in the afternoon of March 13 to assist the 'Ronja Skye' that suffered an engine fire."

Note: These are the 262nd and 263rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Four school buses destroyed by fire, another heavily damaged, while parked at facility in Coldspring (Texas):

Quote: "The fire burned through five buses, destroying four of them and heavily damaging the other."

Note: These are the 73rd-77th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 186th-190th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway in Monroe County (New York):

Quote: "Group 2 firefighters responded for a car hauler on fire today on the NYS thruway. Mutual aid companies were called in due to lack of hydrants and for foam."

Note: This is the 14th car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at construction site on Commerce Drive in Madison (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2018-03-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 287 near Washburn (Texas):

2018-03-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:24 AM on I-64 near Waynesboro (Virginia):

2018-03-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in coastal Naples (Florida):

Note: These are the 527th, 528th, 529th, 530th and 531st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near gas station in coastal Malahat (Canada):

2018-03-14 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Frizzell Hill Road in Leyden (Massachusetts):

2018-03-14 - Truck bursts into flame on Marlow Hill in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 14 March, 7.27am Lorry fire, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe. Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-03-14 - Two RVs destroyed by fire while parked at RV park in Thorp Spring (Texas):

Quote: "Fire destroyed two RVs Wednesday evening in the Thorp Spring RV Park on Lipan Highway near the entrance to Oak Trail Shores. Each RV was occupied by a man, but they escaped unhurt, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. Fire from the first RV spread to the second one, Wilson said."

2018-03-14 - RV bursts into flame in RV park in Hot Springs (Arkansas):

2018-03-14 - RV and cars go up in flames in storage yard in Riverside (California):

Quote: "A fire broke out Wednesday in a Riverside vehicle storage yard, damaging a motorhome and several cars before crews got it under control."

Note: These are the 112th, 113th, 114th and 115th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark at Whole Foods in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2018-03-14 - Van bursts into flame on Military Road in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2018-03-14 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at hospital in Prince Albert (Canada), fourth car fire in a week:

Quote: "There have been four vehicle fires in Prince Albert in the past week, but police said there is no reason for the public to be concerned. The latest fire happened Wednesday night in the Victoria Hospital parking lot. Fire crews found a fire in the interior of an SUV, which was quickly entinguished. Prince Albert Police Spokesperson Alanna Adamko said the fires are not suspicious in nature. 'Police are treating each incident as a seperate incident,' she said."

Note: Prince Albert is located along both sides of the North Saskatchewan River...

2018-03-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in the wee hours on Freeman Lane in coastal Orleans (Massachusetts):

2018-03-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-70 near Brookville (Kansas):

2018-03-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Mitchell Hollow Road in Coudersport (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Merrowie Street in Griffith (Australia):

2018-03-14 - Police car bursts into flame during traffic stop in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 in Brookfield (Wisconsin):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on street in Sweetwater (Texas):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame near the Spit Bridge over the Middle Harbour near coastal Sydney (Australia):

2018-03-14 - Several cars go up in flames while parked at university in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame at 3:03 AM on the A53 near Market Drayton (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame on the M54 near Albrighton (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame on Lawrence Road in Wavertree (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame on West Street in Crewe (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame just before midnight on the A12 near Witham (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame on Clive Sullivan Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Clive Sullivan Way, Hull. Wed 14 Mar 2018 14:49 (No:04673) Car fire, one hose reel in use."

2018-03-14 - Car bursts into flame at 11:43 PM on Ashfield in Stantonbury (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 14 March, 11.43pm Small fire in engine compartment of car, Ashfield, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used buckets of water."

2018-03-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on 240th Street in Albert Lea (Minnesota):

2018-03-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Burk's Falls (Canada):

2018-03-14 - Circus trailer bursts into flame in carpark on Spalding Road in Brent Cross area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-03-14 - SUV and home destroyed by fire near Lake Sara (Illinois):

Quote: "The most dramatic explosion came from the SUV parked in front of the home. Two firefighters were crouched on the driveway near the SUV when the fuel tank exploded, fire spraying through the area."

2018-03-14 - Several cars and shed destroyed by fire on Ashton Road in Bullsbrook (Australia):

2018-03-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in St. Regis Falls (New York):

2018-03-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Stillwell (Kansas):

2018-03-14 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly before 4 AM in Draycott (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Three wildfires rage in central Kansas, disaster declared, National Guard called in:

Quote: "Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced Wednesday that Rice County officials have asked for help from the Kansas National Guard to fight the fires. Colyer says the Guard will be sending helicopters to the area to help with the effort."

2018-03-14 - Two wildfires break out in Francis Marion National Forest (South Carolina):

2018-03-14 - Brush fire breaks out near Sand Lake Conservation Area in Fellsmere (Florida):

2018-03-14 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2018-03-14 - Brush fire breaks out near Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2018-03-14 - Brush fire breaks out on Grave Yard Hill and threatens homes near Ochelata (Oklahoma):

2018-03-14 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck near I-10 in Beaumont (Texas):

2018-03-14 - Garbage bursts into flame at 5:45 AM in garbage truck on street in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-03-14 - Generator bursts into flame at 3:08 AM at home, fire spreads to pickup and garage, in coastal Dennis Port (Massachusetts):

2018-03-14 - HVAC system bursts into flame in high-rise commercial building in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-03-14 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire shortly after 1 AM in coastal Surrey (Canada):

2018-03-14 - More than 20 shops destroyed by fire at 3:10 AM in Rijiyar Lemo, Kano (Nigeria):

2018-03-14 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Mitchell County (Mississippi):

2018-03-14 - Mobile home destroyed by fire near Cornelius (Oregon):

2018-03-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Granite Quarry (North Carolina):

2018-03-14 - Home heavily damaged shortly after 5 AM in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2018-03-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 7:22 AM in Cozad (Nebraska), nobody there:

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 11 PM in Cumming (Georgia), 8 injured:

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Valley Bend Road in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:59 AM in South Holland (Illinois):

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by basement fire on Route 82 in Livingston (New York):

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida), 3 injured:

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Three Locks Road in Chillicothe (Ohio), near the Scioto River:

2018-03-14 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Accokeek (Maryland):

2018-03-14 - Oceanfront home destroyed by fire on coastal Figure Eight Island (North Carolina):

2018-03-14 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by fire just after midnight at resort in Gatlinburg (Tennessee):

2018-03-14 - Retirement home devastated by massive fire in Cranbourne East (Australia), 7 miles from the coast:

2018-03-14 - Deadly fire burns home just before 4 AM in Kansas City (Missouri), 2 killed:

2018-03-14 - Deadly fire burns home in Horn Lake (Mississippi), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2018-03-14 - Deadly fire devastates apartment building just after 1 AM in Memphis (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-03-14 - Vacant condo building burns at 3:15 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-03-14 - Vacant candy store burns in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-03-14 - Four teen boys, all 14 or 15, found dead in dam reservoir in coastal Gujarat (India):

2018-03-14 - Two brothers, 7 and 10, found dead in pond near their home in Capiz Province (Philippine Islands):

2018-03-14 - Man, 28, has 'medical issue' and drops dead, in Lewiston (Maine), 2700 feet from the Androscoggin River:

Quote: "Police said the death of Abdulahi Mohamed Abdi, of 74 Birch St., appeared to be the result of a medical issue, although the specifics were not yet known. Witnesses said Abdi collapsed in the middle of Birch Street, near the corner of Knox Street, on Wednesday morning. He died at the scene."

2018-03-14 - Man, 20, found dead in ditch in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-03-14 - Girl, 11, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in Westmont (Illinois):

2018-03-14 - Man, 51, found dead in pond near the Ogden River in Ogden (Utah):

2018-03-14 - Woman, 80, found dead in car at landfill, husband, 82, Nobel prize winner, found wandering confused, in Ogle County (Illinois):

2018-03-14 - Man, 44, found dead on Ellis Moss Road in Carlyss (Louisiana):

2018-03-14 - Teenage boy found dead in Caledonia (Michigan):

2018-03-14 - Person found dead along the Columbia River in Vancouver (Washington):

2018-03-14 - Man found dead in the water near Goshen (Arkansas):

2018-03-14 - Woman, 38, found dead in hotel in Hobart (Indiana):

2018-03-14 - Woman, 45, collapses and dies foaming at the mouth outside church near Lake Victoria in Jinja (Uganda):

Quote: "Another man said; 'the lady could have been suffering from epilepsy because she was foaming in the mouth.'"

2018-03-14 - Man, 37, falls into the water and dies on the island of Labuan (Malaysia):

2018-03-14 - Man, 66, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Armação de Pêra (Portugal):

2018-03-14 - Man, 57, found dead in home on Bathurst Street in coastal Hull (Britain), 1600 feet from the ocean:

2018-03-14 - Woman, 70, has 'medical emergency', van overturns several times, in Burlington (North Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "Preston was suffering from a medical emergency at the time, police said, and the van rolled over several times before coming to a stop on the passenger side."

2018-03-14 - Woman has 'medical incident', SUV plows into home, in San Angelo (Texas), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police believe the crash was caused by a medical incident with the driver."

2018-03-14 - Driver has 'medical episode', car slams into car wash, in Lithonia (Georgia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three people were hurt after a driver crashed into a Lithonia car wash following a medical episode, DeKalb County fire officials said."

2018-03-14 - Small plane crashes in Cleburne (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-03-14 - Small plane crashes near Vauxhall Way in Winsford (Britain):

2018-03-14 - Helicopter crashes at Stinson Airport in San Antonio (Texas), 2 injured:

2018-03-14 - Unmanned 'ghost ship' found drifting off the coast of Vietnam:

Quote: "Vietnamese fishermen on Mar 11 spotted drifting, apparently unmanned, fishing vessel in waters off Bac Lieu, southern Vietnam, south of Saigon. It was a Chinese fishing vessel with nobody on board, and no traces as to the crew’s fate."

2018-03-14 - Two or three tractor trailers crash, fire breaks out 2 hours later, on I-80 near Grand Island (Nebraska):

2018-03-14 - Two tractor trailers crash at 3:45 AM on I-80/94 in Hammond (Indiana):

2018-03-14 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on Highway 39 near Breton (Canada):

2018-03-14 - Car veers off road, plunges into lake, in coastal Stuart (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-03-14 - Car veers off road just after midnight, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Mississauga (Canada), 1 injured:

2018-03-14 - Man tries to take selfie with hippo, hippo kills him, in Nkayi (Zimbabwe):

2018-03-14 - Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica (Croatia):

2018-03-14 - Unknown flaming-ish sky phenomenon seen in the sky over Thailand:

2018-03-14 - Climate change threatens thousands of species in our lifetime:

2018-03-14 - New maps highlight Antarctica’s flowing ice:

2018-03-14 - Melting glaciers do more than raise sea levels:

2018-03-14 - Fast-draining lakes threaten vulnerable Greenland ice sheet:

2018-03-14 - Earthquake swarm that began in February continues at Yellowstone (Wyoming):

2018-03-14 - Lightning strike kills student, injures five more, in Kisoro District (Uganda):

2018-03-14 - Hailstorm damages crops in and around Parachinar (Pakistan):

2018-03-14 - Pests and disease wiping out crops in Mozambique:

2018-03-14 - Mountain lions are showing up all over the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond:

2018-03-14 - Lamb born with two heads in China:

2018-03-14 - Researchers find 'critical' security flaws in AMD chips:

2018-03-14 - Ford recalls 1.4 million cars because steering wheel can come off:

Quote: "Ford is recalling 1.4 million vehicles because the steering wheels can become loose and even come off while driving."

Note: 'I'm tired, here, you take the wheel!'


  1. That's the way to end a report on a humorous note, Jonny (got the coffee spew to clean up now, thanks)!

    Bitcoin's `Death Cross' Looms as Strategist Eyes $2,800 Level

    Giant 3 km long earth crack in Kenya blamed on 'volcanic activity'

    The giant earth crack responsible is estimated to be 3 kilometers long and at least 6 meters deep and was initially blamed solely on flood waters caused by torrential rains that have left at least nine people dead across the country.

    However the Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) Director General Engineer Peter Mundinia has rubbished such reports and stated that the road collapse was a result of volcanic activity in the area. [more]

    At 191.5 inches, Erie in Pennsylvania closes in on all-time snow record (of 199.4 inches for Buffalo)

    [yet another (the 4th) nor'easter due this coming Tuesday]

    Erie cracked the 190-inch mark with its snowfall Wednesday and Thursday, continuing to shatter its previous record of 152.1 inches by 3 feet. [more]

    Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

    Polar Warming Spawns More Severe Winter Storms

    A new study led by pioneers in the emerging field of climate change attribution for extreme weather events (including the notable Dr. Jennifer Francis), finds:
    Recent boreal winters have exhibited a large-scale seesaw temperature pattern characterized by an unusually warm Arctic and cold continents… Using a recently developed index of severe winter weather, we show that the occurrence of severe winter weather in the United States is significantly related to anomalies in pan-Arctic geopotential heights and temperatures.
    In particular, the authors discovered that “winter storms were two to four times more likely when the Arctic is abnormally warm, compared to when it was abnormally cold (emphasis added).”

    [so, of course SOTT puts out this in response]
    Alarmists resurrect BS theory that global warming is making winters colder
    [throwing shade on it, continuing, despite mounting evidence (just as they would with JJFH), to believe in THEIR BULLSHIT THEORY of mini-Ice Age/GSM/tooth fairy/Koch payroll agenda]

    [continued below]

  2. Solar CHANGES Effect on Climate is Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny: 2 of 2

    [15 min. second video by Beckwith explaining CLEARLY why SOTT is COMPLETE BULLSHIT]

    An extra half degree of global warming could displace 5 million people

    A half-degree increase in the planet's average temperature may not seem significant, but new research suggests the increment could be the difference between 5 million people having a home or not. [more]

    Friday, 16 March 2018


    Newly-Released Florida Shooting Video Shows Deputy Drive Up In Golf Cart, Run For Cover

    Just released CCTV footage from the February 14 Parkland, FL school shooting shows Broward County Sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson drive up to the high school building as a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members - only to hop off, unholster his gun, and run behind a concrete wall for cover. [more]

    American exceptionalism at the End of Time

    Nationalism to the End
    Guy McPherson

    Friday, 16 March 2018
    The Arctic ice is melting "faster than previously expected"

    Polar Meltdown

    [~ 4 min. video]

    "Day Zero" Wrangell Alaska has declared a water emergency and could be the 2nd city to run out of water this year along with Cape Town in SA

    Wrangell Alaska has declared a water emergency and could be the 2nd city to run out of water this year along with Cape Town in SA.

    City officials say the Southeast community has about one month of supply left. [more]

    [more below]

  3. [more crop losses]
    Pests and disease sweeping through Mozambique destroying 1 third of the country's crops just 1 year after El-Niño devastated the country

    [no, it's the solar cycle, or mini-Ice Age!!]

    Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake update: Thousands of people are expected to be killed as forecast in last official report

    Damage estimates in the latest report are significantly higher than those given in previously published studies if a M9.0 earthquake hits along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. [more]

    Trump EPA Sued Over Refusal to Release Heartland Institute Communications

    Environmental groups want documents related to the climate-denying think tank and Scott Pruitt's push for a ‘red team, blue team’ debate on climate science. [more]

    Ranchers affected by Thomas Fire file lawsuit against California utility

    Ranchers in Ventura County who lost cattle and property during the devastating Thomas Fire filed a lawsuit this week against Southern California Edison, claiming the utility’s outdated equipment and lagging fire mitigation efforts were to blame for what became the largest blaze in modern state history. [more]

    Toxic air, explosion risk keeps crews from Texas plant fire

    Investigators believe a worker dragging his foot along a factory floor sparked a Thursday explosion at a Texas chemical plant that injured two workers and left a third unaccounted for, and fears of another blast amid the toxic chemicals prevented

    [is that guy from India? what a stupid excuse!]

    The worker who dragged his foot while chemicals were being mixed caught fire from the waist up and was airlifted with critical burn injures to a Dallas hospital. crews from battling the ensuing blaze, an official said. crews from battling the ensuing blaze, an official said. [more]

  4. News Links, March 16, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Trillion-Dollar Deficits Far as the Eye Can See (US)

    LEAKED: Trump's Next Shoe to Drop on US-China Trade
    Google Joins Facebook in Crypto Crackdown

    Bullish On Oil Because of Trump? Don't Be!
    Some are bullish on oil because Trump threatens to kill the deal with Iran. It's faulty thinking. Way faulty.

    Forget Bitcoin And Cryptos, Gold Is The Ultimate Global Currency – Glint Pay

    Wyoming ends all taxation of gold and silver coins and bullion

    China is ready for a trade war with the US — and it could hurt Americans

    It's Just Starting: Moody's Warns A Deluge Of Retail Bankruptcies Is Coming

    Toys 'R' Us plans to close all U.S. stores; 33,000 jobs at risk: source [won't have any effect on unemployment lies, er, numbers]

    Bitcoin Is Worthless, Bubble May Pop Soon, Allianz Global Says

    Bitcoin Fad Fading: For Now or for Good?

    Run of Deadly Air Crashes Shatters Calm of Uneventful 2017

    Venezuela urged to save itself by becoming a U.S. colony

    Crisis-hit Venezuela could soon tip the oil market 'decisively into deficit,' IEA says

    U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes Near Syrian Border In Iraq, Fatalities Reported

    Trump Suggests Withdrawing Troops From South Korea Over Trade Issues

    McMaster: US Troops Will Stay Until Syria Is Stabilized [?!]

    Heavy Sweet Crude Is Heading For A Supply Crisis

    Rare metal miners dig into used batteries for lithium and cobalt

    Add Cow Manure to Your List of Renewable Energy Sources
    Add in all you want. Renewables can't support industrial society. -- RF

    U.S. healthcare spending twice as high other high-income nations

    E-cigarettes doing more harm than good, study says

    [continued below]

  5. Robot bees: Walmart plots global pollination
    How about if we just stop killing real bees? -- RF

    Citigroup says 'malicious actor' tried to hack credit cards tied to the Defense Department

    A New Backdoor Around the Fourth Amendment: The CLOUD Act
    There's a new, proposed backdoor to our data, which would bypass our Fourth Amendment protections to communications privacy. It is built into a dangerous bill called the CLOUD Act, which would allow police at home and abroad to seize cross-border data without following the privacy rules where the data is stored.

    As Trump Moves Toward War, "The Resistance" Refuses to Resist

    'Autonomous weapons are among the world's dumbest ideas': A.I. CEO

    Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns
    Of course it might be true, although one can never be sure of statements from the government and media. But before telling the Russians to "change their behavior," the US needs to change its own behavior. As the world's champion meddler and hacker, Uncle Sam needs to clean up his own act first. Isn't that what real patriots would want? -- RF

    Early Facebook investor says Zuckerberg is insincere about fighting fake news

    The Empty Piety of the American Press

    McDonald's workers quitting in droves over 'complicated' technology, new menu items

    Checking In on the Four Intersecting Cycles
    If you think this is a robust, resilient, stable system, please check your Ibogaine / Hopium / Delusionol intake.

    Will the societal collapse cross the border to the USA?
    It could just as well spontaneously start from within the US itself. -- RF

    Is Beijing planning to take Taiwan back ... by force?

    The Novichok Story Is Indeed Another Iraqi WMD Scam (Craig Murray)
    Read it here. You won't see any of this in the Western mainstream media. -- RF

    False Flags for Newbies (Dmitry Orlov)

    Sears is Dead Meat Walking, after Horrid Holiday Quarter

    A Worrying Shift for Pensions: Retirees Will Soon Outnumber Kids

    Generational Disaster: Debt-Laden Millennials Set Back By $140,000 Vs Their Parents

    U.S. February budget report shows first sign of wider deficits to come

    Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

    Opioid ODs outpacing other 'deaths of despair'

    Confidence? Retail Sales Down Third Month

    Torture-Tainted CIA and State Nominees Recall Failure to Prosecute Bush-Era Abuses

    The Mysterious Crypto Billionaires Taking Over Puerto Rico

    Kudlow will help Trump 'sleepwalk' into a 'tremendous fiscal collision,' says former boss David Stockman

    What Is CalPERS Trying to Hide? Plans to Eliminate Transcription of Board Meetings, A Giant Step Backwards in Transparency and Accountability

    65% of Americans save little or nothing—and half could end up struggling in retirement [ya gotta GET to retirement 1st]

    People are stranded in 'transit deserts' in dozens of US cities

    Largest U.S. radio company iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy

  6. Fragmenting meteor fireball observed over Tucumán, Argentina (VIDEOS)

    Coyote attacks 9-year-old child in Davie County, North Carolina

    Impressive sun halo seen over Manila, Philippines

    So much for sanctions: Russia inflation percentage lower than US for first time ever

  7. FEMA strips mention of “climate change” from its strategic plan

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, responsible for dealing with the effects of disasters like hurricanes and floods, has stripped the words “climate change” from the document meant to guide its actions over the next four years. [more]

    [From the "We're Next" desk]
    Amid soaring inflation, life is a daily struggle in Venezuela – “We are barely surviving. If prices keep rising, I don’t know what we’re going to eat.”

    As Venezuela’s economy crumbles, daily life has become a constant struggle, consisting of waiting in line for food and stretching a minuscule wage that each day buys fewer goods. [more]

    [Orwell would be proud]
    Trump wildlife protection board stuffed with trophy hunters

    A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family. [more]

    Record Afghanistan opium crop signals violent year for U.S. forces

    Despite an escalation of the Afghan conflict under the Trump administration, a record opium crop, coupled with steady Taliban gains, foretell bitter fighting in the coming months for American forces and the Afghans stationed alongside them.
    “Record-high opium production is but one indication of how badly U.S. efforts have failed and are continuing to fail,” said Andrew Bacevich, professor of history and international relations at Boston University and author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East. “It is both a major source of Taliban funding and an indication of how little control the Afghan government is able to exert.” [more]

    [finally, some good news]
    Late-winter storm piling up snow in the Sierra Nevada, California - over 2 feet in 24 hours

    Despite potential problems, the storm is boosting the Sierra snowpack, which is a vital part of California's water supply and was well below average when officials measured it early this month. [more]

    [more below]

  8. Heavy snowfall disrupts traffic in northeast China

    More than 4,800 people have been deployed to clear roads after heavy snow hit northeast China's Liaoning province starting Wednesday night, causing flight delays and expressway closures.

    Across the province, at least 29 highways were completely or partially closed to traffic. All passenger ferries in the coastal area of the province suspended operation Thursday. Many flights have been delayed at Shenyang airport. [more]

    The sky is burning over Thailand (video and pictures)

    Red Flag Warnings in seven states, March 16, 2018

    [Fran's in the thick of it, Mike looks to be safe so far]

    NOAA report: Warmer-than-average spring, worsening drought across West

    ‘Catastrophic fire conditions’ possible today as Kansas blazes continue

    The Self-Destructing Ideology Of RECORD GREED

    Tax cuts are like crack cocaine for Republicans, especially when they are paid for with borrowed money. Amid record risk, gamblers just moved record amounts of cash into the casino in anticipation of ANOTHER tax cut

    Way back in the last week of January of this year, gamblers poured record amounts of money into stocks. That week was the top for the casino, after which stocks fell -10% in a straight line. Fast forward to this week and amid unprecedented White House turmoil, threats of trade wars, falling retail sales, collapsing yield curve, and imploding GDP estimates, once again gamblers added a new record amount of cash to the casino [more]

    [here's another article SOTT won't understand, or print]
    Global warming increases the risk of avalanches

    from the second half of the twentieth century, there has been an increase in the number of avalanches, both in terms of frequency and intensity.The frequency has risen from one event per decade to almost one event every year. [more]

    Appeals court lifts halt to Louisiana pipeline construction

    A company may resume construction of a crude oil pipeline in a Louisiana swamp, a project that has been on hold for nearly three weeks, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

    A lower-court judge had suspended construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline in the Atchafayala Basin, but a divided three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to lift that order.

    It remains to be seen, however, how much work Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC will be able to complete before rising water in the basin forces another work stoppage, possibly lasting for months. Construction in the basin began in January. [more]