Sunday, March 18, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-17

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

2018-03-17 - Rotten egg stench emanating from storm drains, home drains and wetlands in Somerset area in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "Somerset resident Barry Zebkowitz stands near a wetlands which may have something to do with storm drains in his neighbourhood which are releasing strong rotten egg smells. The same strong gases are also coming up through drains in homes in the area causing health worries."

Quote: "He said residents have health concerns that algae in the storm system could cause health problems, adding two of his neighbours recently fell ill and he suspects the illnesses might be connected to the odour."

2018-03-17 - Car goes up in flames at 3 AM and kills 18-year-old man in Barrett (Minnesota):

Quote: "An 18-year-old man has died after his car caught fire early Saturday morning in Barrett, Minnesota. According to Minnesota State Patrol, around 3 a.m., the teen was driving north on Highway 55 in his 1991 Olds Cutlass and went off the road north of Barrett. The under brush and dry grasses under the vehicle caught fire and the car burned."

2018-03-17 - Underground electrical explosion causes blackouts in Newton (Massachusetts):

2018-03-17 - Junkyard erupts in flame shortly before 11 PM, fire gets big, in Moncks Corner (South Carolina):

2018-03-17 - Recycling center heavily damaged by massive fire at 3 AM in Houston (Texas):

2018-03-17 - Waste management plant hit by fire, pile of debris burns, in Florence (South Carolina):

2018-03-17 - Largest public hospital in Malaysia heavily damaged by fire in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2018-03-17 - Multiple wildfires rage out of control near the coast, substation and homes destroyed, in the southwest of Victoria (Australia):

Quote: "Several homes have been lost and residents are fleeing to relief centres as a number of fires burn out of control in Victoria’s southwest."

Quote: "A grassfire that razed a substation at Terang continues to burn and residents in nearby towns were told on Sunday morning it was too late for them to leave. The Terang-Cobden Road fire is the largest at about 12,000 hectares in size."

Quote: "Authorities have grave fears multiple fires could come together, creating an enormous front about 45kms north east of Warrnambool."

Quote: "Victoria's bushfire crisis is worsening, with two major blazes on a collision course that could see them combine into a nightmare inferno."

2018-03-17 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by explosion and fire in Penn Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "York County dispatch has confirmed a house explosion and fire in Penn Township, York County."

Note: This is the 80th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-03-17 - Boat, car and garage go up in flames at home in Clifton Springs (Australia):

Note: This is the 267th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-17 - Team bus bursts into flame on road near Hednesford (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in coastal Muscat (Oman):

Quote: "The firefighter’s team of the Civil Defence and Ambulance Centre managed to control a fire on a transport bus in Al Ghafatin at Wilayat of Haima. The fire resulted in one injury that was dealt with on site."

Note: These are the 195th and 196th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 54 in Wyoming County (West Virginia):

2018-03-17 - Tractor bursts into flame in Suwannee County (Florida):

2018-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 near coastal Sydney (Australia):

Note: These are the 542nd, 543rd and 544th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-17 - Tow truck bursts into flame on I-270 in Creve Coeur (Missouri):

2018-03-17 - Campervan and trailer go up in flames on the M54 near Wellington (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Car bursts into flame inside auto shop in Rockford (Illinois):

2018-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on Cox Creek Road in Woolwich Township (Canada):

2018-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on Powder Mill Road in Warrington (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on Rose Avenue in Aylesbury (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 17 March, 3.48pm Car fire, Rose Avenue, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-03-17 - RV trailer bursts into flame on street in Bristol (Britain), 2 injured:

2018-03-17 - Three cars and garage go up in flames at home in West Jordan (Utah):

2018-03-17 - Cars, outbuildings and mobile home destroyed by fire in Deer Trail (Colorado):

Quote: "The mobile home was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Several cars and outbuildings caught fire as well."

2018-03-17 - Car, home and 7 sheds destroyed by fire just after midnight in Eutawville (South Carolina):

2018-03-17 - Car, jet ski and barn destroyed by fire in Rives Township (Michigan), 3 goats killed:

Quote: "Inside the barn were $7 hay bales, saddles, a jet ski, an old red Pontiac Firebird and stored items, including pictures, Weber said."

2018-03-17 - RV trailer and shed go up in flames at home in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-03-17 - Barn destroyed by fire at 10:30 PM in the Town of Boston (New York):

2018-03-17 - Barn heavily damaged by fire at 7:03 AM near Faribault (Minnesota), turkeys killed:

2018-03-17 - Barn goes up in flames near Frederick (South Dakota):

2018-03-17 - Brush fire breaks out near the Santa Ana River Trail in Riverside (California):

2018-03-17 - Marsh fire erupts in coastal Devonshire Parish on the island of Bermuda:

2018-03-17 - Construction equipment business destroyed by huge fire in Miramar area in coastal San Diego (California), nobody there:

2018-03-17 - Roof truss business destroyed by fire on River Avenue in Johnston (Rhode Island):

2018-03-17 - Silo heavily damaged by fire at coal mine near Lumberport (West Virginia):

2018-03-17 - Mixed-use building devastated by massive fire in North Beach area in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-03-17 - Home damaged by fire on Concord Crescent in coastal Newport News (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2018-03-17 - Home damaged by fire at 6 AM in Murfreesboro (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Kahana Ridge (Hawaii):

Quote: "Fire investigators determined the blaze started in the second-floor ceiling where heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment were located."

2018-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:22 AM in Seymour (Tennessee):

2018-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Chicopee (Massachusetts), dog killed:

2018-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Westminster (South Carolina):

2018-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Washington City (Utah), nobody there:

2018-03-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Kingwood (Texas), nobody there:

2018-03-17 - Home destroyed by fire in Sheboygan (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 2:30 AM in Pleasant Hill (Iowa), 2 injured:

2018-03-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Hollywood Hills (California), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in College Station (Texas):

2018-03-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2018-03-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive blaze in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-03-17 - Historic Chesuncook Lake House inn destroyed by fire on Chesuncook Lake in Chesuncook Township (Maine):

2018-03-17 - Motel damaged by fire at 11:25 PM in Derby (Vermont), near Lake Derby:

Quote: "There were no reported injuries from the fire, however, another tenant was taken to North Country Hospital for an unrelated medical emergency."

2018-03-17 - Hotel damaged by fire in Richmond (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 5:45 AM in Kingsport (Tennessee), 2 killed:

2018-03-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2018-03-17 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Sacramento (California), 1 killed:

2018-03-17 - Deadly fire burns adult video store at 2:16 AM in coastal San Francisco (California), 1 killed:

2018-03-17 - Vacant home burns just before 2 AM in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-03-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 7:30 AM in Easton (Massachusetts):

2018-03-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:50 AM in Piqua (Ohio):

2018-03-17 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-03-17 - Vacant restaurant burns on Great Horton Road in Bradford (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Four brothers die in septic tank at home, another person loses consciousness, in Upamaka (India):

2018-03-17 - Five boys found dead in reservoir in Nalgonda (India):

2018-03-17 - Woman and two children found dead in pond in Bhind (India):

2018-03-17 - Woman has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Lucknow (India):

Quote: "A boeing dreamliner 788 operated by Air India (flight AI-701) made an emergency landing at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International airport late night on Saturday. The plane was traveling to New Delhi from Kolkata when a female passenger reportedly had an medical emergency on flight due to which the plane made an emergency landing in Lucknow. Unfortunately, the woman died before the plane could land."

2018-03-17 - Infant found dead at home in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2018-03-17 - Person found dead in swimming pool at home in Moreno Valley (California):

2018-03-17 - Woman, 55, found dead in bathtub at home in Denton (Texas):

2018-03-17 - Man found dead in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-03-17 - Man found dead in the Elizabeth River near beach in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-03-17 - Man found dead in ditch with bicycle in Cleveland (Tennessee):

2018-03-17 - Man, 57, found dead in Bigfork (Minnesota), near the Big Fork River:

2018-03-17 - Man, 52, found dead in river in Osawatomie (Kansas):

2018-03-17 - Woman, 37, found dead in La Plume Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-17 - Man, 33, found dead in swimming pool at resort in coastal Umhlanga (South Africa):

2018-03-17 - Boy, 6, falls into pond and dies in Mobara (Japan), near the coast:

2018-03-17 - Man found dead on beach in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Woman drops dead on Sweetbriar Road in Leicester (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Man drops dead in carpark in Hinckley (Britain):

2018-03-17 - Man, 51, has 'medical condition', SUV veers off road and overturns, on Lake Road near Ponca City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The report attributes the cause of the collision to the medical condition of the driver."

2018-03-17 - Man, 58, has 'medical event', car hits light post, in El Paso (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Donald Plummer was driving southbound on Global Reach Boulevard at about 7:20 p.m. when he suffered what police called a 'medical event.' The front-seat passenger, identified only as a 40-year-old male, tried to wake up Plummer and stop the vehicle, police said. The vehicle crossed over several curbs, struck numerous bushes and hit a light post before coming to a stop."

2018-03-17 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into woods, in Cambridge (Canada):

Quote: "A single-vehicle crash in Cambridge’s east end occurred after the driver suffered a medical emergency, police say."

2018-03-17 - Driver has 'medical problem', car veers off road and crashes, on I-5 near Arlington (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical problem is believed to have caused a crash on I-5 north of Arlington on Saturday."

2018-03-17 - Small plane crashes into pasture, brush fire ignites, in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2018-03-17 - Small plane crashes into home in Bulucan (Philippine Islands), near the coast, 10 killed:

Quote: "The accident killed all five on board the plane, as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in the house, said Superintendent Julio Lizardo."

2018-03-17 - Tanker ship and cargo ship collide near coastal Tanabe Bay (Japan):

2018-03-17 - Passenger bus crashes off bridge, plunges into dry river bed, near Sitamarhi (India), 12 killed, 35 injured:

2018-03-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on North Church Street in Smithfield (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on road near Verdigris (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Van overturns in Perris (California), 6 injured:

2018-03-17 - SUV crashes into two more SUVs, on Highway 26 near Timber Junction (Oregon), 2 killed, 5 injured:

2018-03-17 - SUV veers off road and overturns before 3 AM in Hanover County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-03-17 - SUV veers off road and overturns, on US 431 near Phenix City (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-03-17 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Williamsburg County (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2018-03-17 - Car veers off road at 11:45 PM, hits guardrail, bursts into flame, in Columbia (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-03-17 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Gainesville (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-17 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Dundalk (Ireland):

2018-03-17 - Four-story building collapses on the outskirts of Nairobi (Kenya), 4 people missing:

2018-03-17 - Three-story building collapses in Bujumbura (Burundi), 3+ killed:

2018-03-17 - Deck collapses at bar in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 14 injured:

2018-03-17 - Girl, 8, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at YMCA in coastal Gig Harbor (Washington):

2018-03-17 - Biodiversity in crisis as comprehensive global appraisal of damage begins, but is it too little too late?

2018-03-17 - Lightning strikes kill two boys and injure woman in Bangladesh:

2018-03-17 - Tropical Storm Eliakim tears across Madagascar, 17+ killed:

2018-03-17 - Sudden powerful downburst hits Mexico City (Mexico):

2018-03-17 - Coldest March 17th since records began hits the Netherlands:

2018-03-17 - Two-headed boa with two hearts discovered in Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2018-03-17 - Washington dusts off the 'just following orders' torture defense for CIA director-designate 'Bloody Gina' Haspel:


  1. Before I even say good morning - it happens to ANYBODY now:

    Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner's helicopter suffers engine failure

    A helicopter carrying Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had to return to an airport in Washington on Thursday after one of its engines failed, two law enforcement sources told CNN. [more]

    GOOD MORNING! Due to us still being alive, it's a GREAT morning.
    I noticed that lately people have had a bad run of Lucknow in India.

    That "rotten egg stench" is becoming noticeable far and wide.

    Why do people congregate around septic tanks in India? wtf?

    The passenger in Plummer's car should have simply turned the key to shut off the engine - geez, "tried to wake him" as the car is careening off the road!

    DC councilman apologizes for promoting conspiracy theory that weather is controlled by Jews

    New report reveals North Korean nuclear-armed ICBMs can reach Europe

    German newspaper Bild reported Sunday that the vice-chairman of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Ole Diehl, briefed government officials during a closed-door meeting that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles can now be fitted with nuclear warheads. He also reportedly said he was "certain" that the rogue state's ICBMs are now capable of reaching Germany. [more]

    [this from our ol' pals @ Ice Age Now]
    Is the world headed for a food crisis? (VIDEO)

    "We have data that goes back to the 1600s and 1800s from ice core samples, tree rings, and from actually written testimony of the kind of problems that they had," said Hackett.

    "(Over the next five years, we're looking at) a world with food scarcity. It's a world with localized famines."

    "It's not going to be pleasant. It's going to be a very difficult time." [more]

    [one, I don't think it will be "localized" and b) it's not about sunspots - the CHEMISTRY of the atmosphere is non-conducive to plant life REGARDLESS of what the sun is doing]

    Floods kill 15 people in Kenya, scores of families displaced (VIDEOS)

    Metrological Director Peter Ambenje said the heavy rains are expected to continue for another five days. [more]

    Here’s what we know about the potential snowstorm coming this week’s-what-we-know-about-the-potential-snowstorm-coming-this-week/ar-BBKp6vl

    Massachusetts has seen three nor’easters so far this month — and it might see a fourth fairly soon.

    A potential snowstorm could hit the state in the middle of this coming week, according to the National Weather Service. Although the forecast could change in the days leading up to the possible nor’easter, here’s a look at what forecasters know so far. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [let's see how close to WWIII we are this week]

    Monday, 19 March 2018
    On World War 111

    NEO – Teetering on the Edge of Nuclear War

    Lavrov: Syria no longer a proxy war

    Lavrov: It’s No Longer a Proxy War, NATO Special Forces Are Now Involved in Syria

    More on tensions over Syria in the Mediterranean

    Three NATO Naval Exercises Completing; Will add 13 Ships and six Subs off Syria Coast Monday

    With tensions rising quickly over actions taking place inside Syria, the US began positioning naval assets in the eastern Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, leading Russian military spokesmen to say they believe the US is planning another missile attack upon Syria. Russia directly warned the US not to undertake another attack, making clear Russia would shoot down any missiles and attack any platform which launched them (i.e. ships). [more]

    Reports: The Military forces from 10 countries "circling" the Mediterranean

    Everything's hanging on a thread: Military forces from 10 countries "circling" the Mediterranean

    Paul Craig Roberts on escalation in Syria

    War Is On The Horizon


    [continued below]

  3. Bushfires in Australia

    Homes lost as fires in Australia continue

    Four serious fires still burning in Victoria had likely been started by lightning strikes about 9pm on Saturday. [more]

    The John Muir Series: Answering the Call of Life

    [clearly these guys don't read JJFH]
    Part I: Abrupt Climate Change
    Thursday, 22 March 2018, no-host cocktails/social hour—6 pm, dinner—7:00, program—8:00, intermission—9:00, after hours group discussion—9:15-11:00. Berkeley Yacht Club on the Berkeley Marina, one block north of the west end of University Avenue (ample free park ing is available in the Marina parking lots).
    [how many cars will go up in flames? how many people will suffer "medical emergencies"? will the building collapse or explode? stay tuned!]

    For the inaugural March 22 Dinner, we welcome back Professor Guy McPherson (our April 2017 Dinner speaker), proponent of the worst of the worst-case scenarios. Professor McPherson will lead us through the fascinating findings of his life-long career as a conservation biologist, including a “grand synthesis” of the relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature. His conclusions will clear the ground for an exploration of possible strategies and solutions for preventing his predictions. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.18.18 On Track for Extinction: Can Humanity Survive

    [~ 29 min. video]

    2 Weeks Before Death, Hawking Submitted a Mind-Melting Paper on Parallel Universes

    Stephen Hawking submitted the final version of his last scientific paper just two weeks before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe. [more]

    Volcanic activity on Vanuatu's Ambae island threatens again as fresh ashfall concerns experts after entire island was evacuated late last year

    Canal completely drained after huge 100ft wide sinkhole opens up just feet from a boat in Cheshire, UK

    This sailor was dramatically plucked to safety after a giant 100ft wide sinkhole opened up in the middle of the Shropshire Union canal in Middlewich, Cheshire just feet from his boat. The crater opened up at 11.40pm on March 15, 2018 and completely drained the canal. [more]

    These Climate Pollutants Don’t Last Long, But They’re Wreaking Havoc on the Arctic

    If we can cut back on methane, black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutants, it could buy time to solve the trickier problem of CO2. [more]

    Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

    A persistent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) sparked G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm on March 18, 2018. A gradual return to background levels is expected on March 19 as CH HSS influence subsides. However, enhanced solar wind parameters are expected to return by early March 20 and further increase on March 21 due to influence of a series of negative polarity CH HSSs. [more]

    Record Muppet Show

    Wall Street's mantra is never let a manic melt-up go to waste

    Of the largest tech IPOS of 2017 - Snapchat, Blue Apron, Switch, Roku, Altus Networks - all are down from their first day except Roku (red) which is now imploding... [more]

  4. [Mike: Thanks for the update. Keep us posted if possible]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #103 (March 12th-17th 2018) PART II

    Supercell thunderstorms pound Texas with powerful hailstorms (video and pictures)

    Get used to ‘extreme’ weather, it’s the new normal. Over the weekend, several counties of Texas were pound by baseball-sized hail. [more; Fran and Tom N. - check in, eh?]

    IRS discovers 1.2 million cases of identity theft by illegal aliens

    [on TOP OF the social services, medical, dental care and housing?
    (use Slim Pickens from Blazing Saddles voice here) hey, I know - let's invite MORE of 'em in!]

    Civilians cheer as Syria liberates 70% of Eastern Ghouta from terrorists

    US national debt has now passed the $21 trillion mark

    [surely we're living in a fantasy world]

    Trump proposes death penalty for opioid traffickers

    [not the soma! noooooo! The penalty would apply to its inventor and the manufacturers of the drug including "the family" i'm sure]

    At least 17 die and 15,000 affected as Tropical Storm Eliakim slams Madagascar (VIDEOS)

    Madagascar, one of the poorest countries on the planet, has been hit by about 40 cyclones and tropical storms over the past 10 years. [more]

    [from our "Happy Days department]
    Overinvested In Uncreative Self-Destruction

    Today's frat boys just admitted last week, that ~40 years of shipping the economy overseas has NOT led to creative destruction. There's nothing creative about it...

    Even the most vociferous champion of free trade is now onboard with China tariffs. In other words, the barn door is now finally closing, the horses haven't been seen for years...

    Over on UFO-central, Stockman gives an excellent blow-by-blow dissection of Amazon's Potemkin business model, but still manages to miss the forest for the trees. Like all of today's apologists for greed, overriding belief in the jobless consumer prevents him from seeing global capitalism self-destructing in real-time. Bankrupt companies are one thing, bankrupt ideologies can be a little harder to face...

    Retail bankruptcies and defaults hit a peak last year, soaring past records set during the recession, and things could get even worse this year, according to the credit-ratings agency S&P Global Ratings.

    "We believe defaults in 2018 could match or exceed last year's record level," S&P Global Ratings analyst Robert Shulz wrote in a recent report that identified 20 retailers at risk of defaulting. [more]

    March Insanity: Choose The Delusion

    We are approaching the expiration date for studied ignorance. Picture a scenario wherein tech implodes, the fake reflation trade implodes, and the recession trade is already RISK OFF. Because that's what is happening...

    Which brings up my proprietary Central Bank "dot plot". In this March cycle, the ECB and BOJ have already met, so the Fed is last at bat.

    Last year, fake reflation imploded right after the March 15th FOMC meeting. This time humpty dumpty won't be making a comeback.

    Don't ask me how I know... [more; see charts]

  5. Geez, Mike! Heads up, eh?! Probably one of the "guests" of the
    > 400,000 gathering SxSW, one would surmise, wow - police are like reaching out to the guy via public media. That's some serious shit! Like suddenly living in a war zone - it will have a damping effect on business.

    Police suspect 'serial bomber' in deadly Austin attacks

    Austin likely facing 'serial bomber,' police chief says

    The 22- and 23-year-old men injured this time are white, unlike the victims in the earlier blasts, who were black or Hispanic

    [another TODAY!? GEEZ, wtF?! The Feds are there . .]

    1. No the bomber isn't a SXSW "guest". The first bombing was on March 2nd. Whoever he is I don't think he's finished. This is an obvious terror campaign. Oh and the Police Chief is a moron for politely asking a psychopath to "please stop and come in". Sheeesh!

  6. What do you think, Mike? Some disgruntled guy just got back from duty overseas? Person must have military experience, no? Spooky, no matter who it is.

  7. He wants to kill and instill panic and fear. I have no idea why. Could just be a psychopath who enjoys it. No one will know until his identity is discovered.

  8. I've got some of the latest news regarding these bombings. Investigators believe the perpetrator may be using trails on the Greenbelts to get in and out of four neighborhoods that he has struck so far. Austin has these Greenbelts all over the town. I've been on many of them.

    Also it is being reported that these bombs are very crude, yet of course very dangerous. These type of devices are dangerous to make and set up.especially the three left on porches because they blew up when moved. The police are surprised he hasn't blown himself up yet. But that could also indicate that this person had practiced putting them together enough to be quite proficient.

    The one last night had a trip wire running from the device to a For Sale sign. The shrapnel was mostly nails.

  9. Arrgghhh, shrapnel. Guy I knew, stepped on a land mine in Nam. Blew his right leg off and peppered him all up and down with shrapnel, especially his back, which looked like a topographical map with roads with all the scar tissue. He said he couldn't go through the airport without setting off the metal detector and that a few small pieces were so close to organs that the medics just left 'em in. He only lived about 10 more years.

    US student found dead in Bermuda after intense search

    Searchers found the body of Mark Dombroski, 19, at the base of a colonial-era fort in a park not far from where he was last seen walking by himself on CCTV footage, officials with the Bermuda Police Service said at a news conference.

    A cause of death was not released but forensic experts were still processing the scene where his body was found and an autopsy was planned, said Acting Commissioner James Howard.

    [here we go again, around here]
    Snow is forecast as 4th nor'easter this month looms for New England and mid-Atlantic

    [not gonna feel like spring here until mid April]

    Uber halts self-driving cars after first pedestrian fatality

    [They'll use the ol' "it was a glitch" defense, i'm sure]

    A woman was struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona, early Monday morning. This is the first known fatality from an autonomous vehicle accident on a public road.

    Bred to replicate an extinct ancient dog, the ‘World’s Biggest Puppy’ weighs a whopping 180 pounds and stands at six feet tall‘world’s-biggest-puppy’-weighs-a-whopping-180-pounds-and-stands-at-six-feet-tall/ar-BBKi3Rc

    At nine months old, enormous Euphrates eats an impressive eight cups of a dog food a day and plays with a 4x4 piece of fence post. [more]