Thursday, March 22, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-21

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

2018-03-21 - Landfill spews hydrogen sulfide and poisons 180+ people in Volokolamsk (Russia), angry people tussle with government officials:

Quote: "Kids have been hospitalised following a hydrogen sulphide leak from a waste dump, TASS news agency reported. Dozens of children have reportedly been treated or hospitalised after exposure to foul gases from the Yadrovo landfill near the city of Volokolamsk."

Quote: "Angry residents scuffled with government officials in a town near Moscow where dozens of children were brought to hospital after apparently breathing toxic gas leaked from a landfill. Pyotr Lazarev, the mayor of Volokolamsk, told Current Time TV that the children were rushed to hospital on March 21 with gas-poisoning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, bleeding noses, and fainting."

Quote: "All of the children suffered from nausea and dizziness, and three of them also had skin rashes, the regional health ministry told RIA Novosti."

2018-03-21 - Unknown sewer smell hitting neighborhood in West Lafayette (Indiana):

Quote: "At busy Northwestern and Lindberg in West Lafayette, it’s the unseen that’s got state inspectors concerned. 'There’s been a sewer smell that I have smelled off and on but I assumed it was just from all the flooding that’s been coming and going and all the work they’re doing out here on the road,' said resident Erika Allen. Her daughter said she’s smelled it too."

2018-03-21 - Unknown odor from bathroom sickens person at business in Glendale (California):

Quote: "Glendale fire crews are evacuating HomeGoods on Brand Boulevard, where someone reported feeling sick after smelling an odor emitting from the store's bathroom. Glendale Fire's hazardous materials team is responding to the incident, which was reported about 2:15 p.m., officials said."

2018-03-21 - High-rise hotel heavily damaged by fire in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-03-21 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Florence (South Carolina):

Quote: "One car at American Steel and Recycling on Pecan Street off of Highway 52 caught fire Wednesday morning and ignited several others, according to West Florence Fire Department Public Information Officer Dwight Mobley."

2018-03-21 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Burlington (Canada):

2018-03-21 - Underground electrical explosions hit Plainfield (New Jersey):

Quote: "A report of a transformer explosion in the 200 block of East Front Street in Plainfield has been confirmed by Plainfield's Director of Public Safety Carl Riley. 'A few transformers tripped and exploded underground.'"

2018-03-21 - Underground electrical fire blows manhole cover off in Buffalo (New York):

2018-03-21 - Transformer bursts into flame near Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville (Alabama):

2018-03-21 - Waste treatment plant erupts in flame on River Road in North Bergen (New Jersey):

2018-03-21 - Recycling center hit by fire at River Ridge in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2018-03-21 - Home explodes and burns in Bursa (Turkey), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Note: This is the 83rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-03-21 - Barge 'Wilhelm Hubele' damaged by fire on the Neckar River near Mannheaim (Germany):

Quote: "On March 20, 2018, around 6 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the German flagged, self propelled barge 'Wilhelm Hubele', 2079 ts (EU-No.: 04701230), which was sailing on the Neckar river and just approaching the lock in Feudenheim near Mannheim. The ship berthed, and the crew could get to safety."

Note: This is the 290th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-21 - School bus bursts into flame just after 3:30 AM while parked on Plymouth Street in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

Note: This is the 82nd school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 201st bus to burn in 2018...

2018-03-21 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Christchurch Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Note: This is the 202nd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:20 AM on I-40 in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 in Pendleton (Oregon):

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-44 near Stoutland (Missouri):

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over coastal Tampa Bay (Florida):

2018-03-21 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked inside barn in Winder (Idaho):

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 4 AM on the M5 near Quedgeley (Britain):

Quote: "The HGV, which was carrying wooden pallets, caught fire shortly after 4am and firefighters, as well as police, were sent to the scene from across Gloucestershire."

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M4 near bridge over the River Severn (Britain):

Note: These are the 570th, 571st, 572nd, 573rd, 574th, 575th and 576th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-21 - Heavy plow truck bursts into flame on Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff (New Jersey):

2018-03-21 - RV and garage destroyed by fire at home in Cheektowaga (New York):

Note: This is the 148th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-21 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at the Sky Mall in coastal Bridgetown on the island of Barbados:

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked in auto business, fire spreads to business, in Anderson County (Tennessee):

Quote: "The fire spread after one car caught on fire when no one was in the garage, and Rural/Metro crews were able to contain the fire to the garage."

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked at bank, fire damages 3 more vehicles, in Winterville (North Carolina):

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked at bar in Cottage Grove (Wisconsin):

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on Fitzroy Street in Grafton (Australia), 1100 feet from the Clarence River:

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on road in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait), separate deadly crash too:

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame inside tunnel near Yerevan (Armenia):

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on the A921 near coastal Dalgety Bay (Scotland):

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Burton (Britain):

2018-03-21 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM in Liskeard (Britain):

2018-03-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on North Fifth Street in Brainerd (Minnesota):

2018-03-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M25 near South Mimms (Britain):

2018-03-21 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Tunis Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Tunis Street, Beverley Road, Hull. Wed 21 Mar 2018 15:39 (No:05174) Motorcycle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-03-21 - Moped bursts into flame on Station Road in Winslow (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 21 March, 3.46pm Moped on fire, Station Road, Winslow. One appliance and crew from Buckingham attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-03-21 - Three cars and garage go up in flames at home in Middletown (Ohio):

2018-03-21 - Dump truck, barn and machinery destroyed by fire at trucking and excavation business in Leoni Township (Michigan):

2018-03-21 - Three cars and auto shop go up in flames at 7:11 AM in Edmonton area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-03-21 - Vehicles and auto business go up in flames at 4:20 AM in Yorkdale area in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "There is a large volume of fire and smoke as a result of heavy fuel loads inside the building that includes vehicles, tires and other automotive related contents..."

2018-03-21 - Car, quad bike and shed go up in flames at 6:37 AM near Warwick (Australia):

2018-03-21 - Nine vehicles, auto shop and furniture warehouse destroyed by fire in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

Quote: "A furniture warehouse and a car workshop on Jalan Puchong Batu 6 1/2, near OUG Parklane, were destroyed in fire this morning. The furniture warehouse was severely damaged in the 10am fire, while the workshop and nine vehicles inside were burnt to the ground."

2018-03-21 - Barn and utility building destroyed by fire in St. Charles Township (Michigan):

2018-03-21 - Barn destroyed by fire in Kemp (Texas):

2018-03-21 - Barn destroyed by fire at 4:56 AM on Bishopswood Road near Chard (Britain):

2018-03-21 - Wildfire breaks out in coastal St. Lucie County (Florida):

2018-03-21 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna (Canada):

2018-03-21 - Apple storage facility destroyed by massive blaze near Lake Erie in Port Burwell (Canada):

Quote: "The facility is owned by Kevin Martin of Martin’s Family Fruit Farm of Waterloo. He estimates the value of the damage to be about $3 million. An area of about 60,000 square feet was affected."

2018-03-21 - Sports factory devastated by huge fire in Meerut (India):

2018-03-21 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 2 injured:

2018-03-21 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:20 AM on Lake Hopatcong in Hopatcong (New Jersey), nobody there:

Quote: "A fire destroyed a home on Maxim Drive in the Byram Cove area of Lake Hopatcong early this morning."

2018-03-21 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:17 AM on Beaver Creek Road near coastal Port Alberni (Canada):

2018-03-21 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York), 4 injured:

2018-03-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Kissimmee (Florida):

2018-03-21 - Apartment building destroyed by massive fire in York (Pennsylvania), 2 firefighters killed:

2018-03-21 - Condo complex damaged by fire in coastal Hampton (Virginia), 2 injured:

2018-03-21 - Motel heavily damaged by fire in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns home in Lake City (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns home in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:45 AM in Compton (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Boy, 17, Dies After Mysterious Fire In Compton Home..."

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:30 PM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns home in Keithville (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in North Bergen (New Jersey), 1 killed:

Quote: "It was the second of two serious fires that broke out in North Bergen in the midst of Wednesday's stormy conditions. Earlier in the morning, a four-alarm blaze broke out at the waste treatment facility on River Road."

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns two homes at 3:55 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-21 - Deadly fire burns high-rise in Makiki area in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), 1 killed:

2018-03-21 - Vacant home burns in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-03-21 - Vacant home burns in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-03-21 - Vacant apartment building burns near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Note: A car just burst into flame at McCarran International Airport the day prior too, mentioned in the 2018-03-20 update...

2018-03-21 - Man and woman over age 60 found dead in townhome in coastal Hollywood (Florida):

2018-03-21 - Two boys, 17 and 14, found dead in submerged car in creek or watery ditch near Weston (Ohio):

2018-03-21 - Two boys, 12 and 14, found dead in canal in Jaitpur (India):

2018-03-21 - Girl, 8, has seizure in swimming pool, dies shortly later, in coastal Gig Harbor (Washington):

Quote: "She was likely doing a handstand in the pool when she suffered a seizure and took in a lot of water, a family spokesman said."

2018-03-21 - Seventh grade girl has 'medical episode' and dies after track meet at school in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-03-21 - Man, 52, has 'medical episode' and dies at train station, man rips him off as he dies, in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "When Anthony Stimson saw a 52-year-old man suffering a medical episode on a train station platform, he jumped into action, according to transit police. Authorities say Stimson, 30, spent a half-hour going through the victim’s belongings, The Boston Globe reported."

2018-03-21 - Person found dead in student housing apartment in Flagstaff (Arizona):

2018-03-21 - Man, 49, found dead in Shoal Creek in Joplin (Missouri):

2018-03-21 - Man, 40s or 50s, found dead in the Detroit River in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-03-21 - Man, 33, found dead in drainage ditch in coastal Ocean Springs (Mississippi):

2018-03-21 - Man found dead in the lower Niagara River in Youngstown (New York):

2018-03-21 - Man, 69, found face-down and dead in College Creek near his SUV near his home in Greeneville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Brown may have suffered a medical episode before the SUV went into the creek, Morgan said."

2018-03-21 - Man, 38, found dead near walking trail near Crystola (Colorado):

2018-03-21 - Girl, 10th-grader, found dead in swimming pool in coastal Jeddah (Saudi Arabia):

2018-03-21 - Boy, 14, found dead in quarry pond in Thuvakudi (India):

2018-03-21 - Woman, 74, found dead in Loch Glashan (Scotland):

2018-03-21 - Man found dead under canal bridge in Platt Bridge (Britain):

Quote: "The grim discovery,near where the railway line crosses the canal in Platt Bridge, was made by a resident of nearby Stratton Drive in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday)."

2018-03-21 - Man drops dead in service yard in Market Harborough (Britain):

2018-03-21 - Woman has 'medical incident' and collapses on High Street, dies shortly later, in Canterbury (Britain), near the River Stour:

Quote: "Four police cars, an ambulance and a fire engine are at the scene of what is believed to be a medical incident in Canterbury. Part of the High Street has been taped off following reports a woman collapsed. Witnesses said paramedics were seen trying to resuscitate her."

2018-03-21 - Woman has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into mall, in Nogales (Arizona):

Quote: "A woman suffered an unspecified medical episode while driving in the Mariposa Mall parking lot shortly before noon Wednesday, losing control of her vehicle and driving onto the shopper center’s sidewalk."

2018-03-21 - Woman, 52, has 'medical emergency', car hits cable barrier, on I-24 near Paducah (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Geraldine Gilbert, 52, of Paducah, Ky., was traveling east on I-24 with she had a medical emergency which caused her to hit the cable barrier."

2018-03-21 - Small plane crashes in Pierce County (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2018-03-21 - Small plane makes emergency landing on road near coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida), engine failure:

2018-03-21 - Helicopter crashes into the ocean at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, 2 killed, 2+ injured:

2018-03-21 - Double-decker bus and heavy truck crash, near Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand), 18+ killed, 32 injured:

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer slams into overpass, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Bay County (Michigan), 1 injured:

2018-03-21 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:10 AM on I-20 in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-03-21 - SUV hits car and SUV, in Julington Creek (Florida), near the coast, 1+ injured:

Quote: "According to the Sheriff's Office, the man driving the Escalade 'may have had a medical episode.'"

2018-03-21 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in State College (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-21 - Naked man, 30, damages cars, attacks police dog, gets arrested, in Manassas (Virginia):

2018-03-21 - Massive power outage blacks out large parts of Brazil, tens of millions of people affected:

Quote: "A power outage struck large swaths of Brazil on Wednesday, affecting tens of millions of people, especially in the country's northern and northeastern regions where the system remains 'practically collapsed,' according to an official."

2018-03-21 - Residential building collapses in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2018-03-21 - Volcano Kawah Ijen spews toxic gases in Indonesia, 30 injured:

2018-03-21 - Marine heatwave set off ‘carbon bomb’ in world’s largest seagrass meadow:

2018-03-21 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Kitsap Lake (Washington):

2018-03-21 - Shrinking mountain snowpack and drier summers spell trouble for water supply in Vancouver (Canada):

2018-03-21 - Fourth nor'easter pounds the US East Coast, widespread blackouts ensue:

2018-03-21 - Record-breaking rainfall hits parts of California, more to come:

2018-03-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit São Paulo (Brazil), 3 killed:

2018-03-21 - 'Weird trumpet sounds' heard in the skies over coastal Antwerp (Belgium):

2018-03-21 - China's Tiangong-1 space station could fall to Earth over the Midwest:

2018-03-21 - Trump EPA plans new restrictions on science used in rule making:

2018-03-21 - Torture report modified to save CIA Nominee Gina Haspel:

2018-03-21 - How internet giants censor us to make sure we only hear what they want:


  1. Good morning everyone (still waiting to hear from Fran and Tom N. - hope you're both doing well). The push for WWIII has ramped up with Trump dismissing McMaster and installing [FUCKING] JOHN BOLTON as national security advisor.

    Just to underscore how serious this move is, there's a Jake Morphonius video explaining it in detail from last evening, posted by Mike D. in the comments section. Here's another aspect to it - note who's paying attention.

    Members from three letter agencies flocking to doomsday camps

    A building network of backwoods doomsday camps around the country are pulling in members from affluent areas and even Washington national security officials as the threats grow from nuclear war, an EMP or virus attack.

    Called Fortitude Ranch, the outposts promise protection and a year's supply of food for those unable to build their own bunker. What's more, until a crisis strikes, they are being used for prepper training and vacations.

    "We're seeing members from all the three letter agencies," said Fortitude creator Drew Miller, a retired Air Force colonel and intelligence officer, in a reference to the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    He called an attack or even a weather-related electromagnetic pulse shutdown of the electric grid "inevitable," and a driving force in his project.

    He said that the camps are nearly as survivable in an attack as the Mt. Weather FEMA site near Virginia's Shenandoah River where several Washington leaders were housed after the 9/11 attacks.

    There have been numerous reports recently warning of EMP, nuclear and viral attacks from Russia, Iran and North Korea.

    "You'd have to be an idiot not to think it will happen," said Miller, author of "Rohan Nation: Reinventing America After the 2020 Collapse."

    On his website, Miller plays up the prepper/vacation angle for members.

    "We are a large survival community that can keep members spread out (virus protection) have sufficient size to deter/defeat marauder attacks and raise crops/livestock." it says. [more]

    [They can't guarantee ANYTHING - once the crop losses start (and they already have) seriously ramping up due to climate change effects, chem-trail spraying and all other man-made pollution, you won't be able to grow SHIT ANYWHERE! The animals they're touting as food sources will die before they can use them. They can't prevent the natural disasters like forest fires, epic flooding, earthquakes, volcanic activity, hurricanes, massive snowstorms or prevent hail and other weather-related damage to crops. The ocean's dying, so there won't be any fish and HUGE amounts of H2S will be billowing over the Earth ANYWAY, due to melting permafrost, etc. Lastly, they can't prevent NOVEL diseases that no one is prepared for(or has even heard of) - flu pandemic, plague, and all the "weaponized" ones that will eventually get out from the bio-weapons labs that will be abandoned and cause widespread death when the grid goes down. Prep all you want, you're only prolonging the inevitable result. There's no prepping for nuclear war. (see ~ 11.5 min. video)]

    [continued below]

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    2. Hi Tom, still here....the grass fires in my area have been pretty crazy, with more possibilities possible today. The weather has been perfect for fires and the idiots are out in mass.
      Saw this on the morning news.
      I'm between Joplin and Tulsa about an hour south of I-44, and I have been seeing so many JJFH events I'm waiting for a slumping over episode it's inevitable. Tom, I hope you and your family are staying warm, thanks for your updates. I read this space daily.

  2. [LOOK!]
    Mass stranding of over 150 pilot whales at Hamelin Bay, Western Australia

    After being alerted by a fisherman early this morning, wildlife officers discovered about 75 short-finned pilot whales already dead, with around 50 still alive but beached on the sand at Hamelin Bay, 10km north of Augusta on the state's southwestern tip.

    But many whales have since died, according to senior marine operations officer for Parks and Wildlife John Edwards. At midday, volunteers and conservation officers were struggling to save 15 whales still swimming in shallow waters by guiding them back out to sea. [more]

    135 dead whales beached while migrating off Western Australia as rescuers struggle to save a further 15: Is the stranding linked to a solar storm?

    Central and northern New South Wales floods as 13 inches of rain falls in 48 hours in Australia

    Lightning bolt kills 4 family members in South Africa

    Mysterious rumble shakes homes in San Diego, California

    The U.S. Geological Survey, the agency that monitors earthquake activity, has no reports of a quake in our area.

    "I heard about 6 booms," said Gardner. "They were very loud and shook my windows. Happened about 8:30 a.m." [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.21.18 Shark Bay seagrass loss during ocean heatwave released up to 9m tonnes of C

    Are Nor’easters and Bombogenesis the New Normal?

    In the past three weeks three harsh nor’easter storms have battered the northeastern U.S., bringing the total to five for the winter. A sixth may be forming this week, which is highly unusual. Four of the five storms were bombogenesis, a legitimate technical term that means the atmospheric pressure within the nascent storms dropped rapidly and radically, causing them to “blow up” into raging beasts. Scientists have been predicting these very circumstances. And now more data are supporting a once-controversial theory that the warming Arctic is making winter weather more extreme… And for people in those areas, the streak represents a new normal: storms that are nastier and stick around longer than anyone would like! [more]

    Global Emissions Rose in 2017, But U.S. and China Both Made Progress

    [more below]

  3. Fossil fuels met the bulk of new global energy demand in 2017, a shift from recent years when clean energy led the way. Still, renewables grew, IEA says. [more; hopium]

    [nobody wanted to hear it from this guy, but it looks TRUE now!]
    Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades.'

    In May, it will be 50 years since the eminent biologist published his most famous and controversial book, The Population Bomb. But Ehrlich remains as outspoken as ever. [more]

    What on Earth? Why climate change skeptics are backing geoengineering

    [doubling down on wrong-headedness, as usual]

    Red Flag Warnings in six states, March 22, 2018

    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings and/or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Florida. [more]

    How Pruitt’s New ‘Secret Science’ Policy Could Undermine Air Pollution Rules

    [did I mention how much I HATE this fucking guy?]

    The EPA policy would be a boon for the fossil fuel industry as the agency reviews the health risks of soot. It could suppress other scientific evidence, too. [more]

    Severe dust storm hits Crete, Greece

    A cutoff low in the central Mediterranean pushed huge amounts of Saharan dust from Libya toward the eastern Mediterranean on March 22, 2018, heavily impacting the region, especially the island of Crete. [more; see videos, pics]

    Climate science’s official text is outdated. Here’s what it’s missing.

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the gold-standard [bull-SHIT!] for mainstream climate science. Problem is, the last IPCC report came out way back in 2013. As it turns out, we’ve learned a lot about our climate since then, and most of that new information paints an increasingly urgent picture of the need to slash fossil-fuel emissions as soon as possible.
    The next IPCC report isn’t planned for public release until the fall of 2019.

    Actually, a helluva lot has changed in our understanding of the Earth’s climate system since the 2013 IPCC report. Here are some of the highlights:
    Sea level rise is going to be much worse than we thought.
    Antarctica’s massive ice sheets could collapse much more quickly than we thought.
    Extreme weather is here and can now be linked to climate change in real time.
    Global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius is pretty much locked in.
    We’ve already lost entire ecosystems, most notably coral reefs.
    The climate system is moving much more quickly than we thought, and human action to curb climate change is moving much too slowly. [more; fucking NONSENSE! We continue to make it WORSE]

    Catch Me On Live Television from New Zealand

    [I wonder if Obama will show up at this]

    The AM Show is a New Zealand morning news and talk show that airs on Three and is simulcast on Radio Live. I was featured on the show in an interview with Paul Henry that aired 24 November 2016.

    I’m scheduled for a follow-up interview at 7:40 a.m. on Monday morning, 26 March 2018 in the host country. I’ll be using a studio in Los Angeles, California, where it’ll be Sunday morning, 25 March 2018 at 11:40 a.m. Click the links above to catch a live version of the show at the scheduled time. [more]

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones thinks Obama in NZ to escape apocalypse

    [still more follows]

  4. Friday, 23 March 2018
    China Stocks, Commodities Crash As Trade Wars Escalate

    Live Now: Global Response After Trump Announces Tariffs Against China [see following ~ 36.5 min. video @ seemorerocks]

    Greg Hunter - Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.23.18
    [embedded LONG article here]

    US, Asian Markets Plunge As China Responds To Trade Wars

    Stocks tumble to worst day in six weeks after Trump tariff action

    The Stock Market Falls Another 724 Points! What In The World Is Happening On Wall Street?

    Trump Giveth. And Trump Taketh Away.

    The gambling class bought the tax cut and now they're selling the trade war. Unfortunately, there is no one dumb enough to be on the other side of that trade...

    Risk aversion is following the sun. Technical damage is mounting with each passing minute. Global synchronized mega crash is approaching the rubicon.

    What we notice today is that the largest cap stocks are weaker now than they were back in February. What is known as a "negative divergence"

    Cramer correctly frames Trump's trade war in terms of the economy versus the stock market. Because that is the trade-off in the short run. However, like all of today's frat boy pseudo-elites he's not bright enough to understand that a stock market can't exist without an economy. Because that's the trade-off in the long-term.

    He goes on to say that the gambling class are protesting these tariffs by re-pricing their own assets. Lower. He says that unfortunately the erstwhile middle class who lost their jobs to the stock market can't halt this decline because they don't have any money to put into stocks.

    I couldn't have said it better myself. [more; see charts, video]

    DEBATE: H. A. GOODMAN VS RICHARD SPENCER. Opposing Ideologies Clash in Debate About America's Future [WHAT future?]

    DAM RESERVOIR FAILURE IMMINENT! at California, Tuolumne County

    [~ 7 min. video]

    Is the US Government Criminally Insane?

    Paul Craig Roberts [links to articles to be read by viewer]
    Read these articles and make up your mind

    Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

    Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and other major news outlets to reinforce their monopoly over news coverage by blocking independent news organizations. [more]

  5. Huge money pouring into the military, and John Bolton at the head of the NSA - time to buy defense stocks and add to your funeral industry holdings! (Not that I have any stock in anything, but hey.)

  6. News Links, March 23, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    'Global Synchronous Recovery' Narrative Crushed As US, EU PMIs Plunge

    A global backlash against tech companies is coming that will burst the 'data/platform bubble': Nomura [heh, Italian: no-mora!]

    Facebook, Uber and the end of the Great American Tech Delusion

    The 1 Percent Rule: Why a Few People Get Most of the Rewards

    US and Japanese companies on share buyback spree

    Meredith to cut about 1,200 jobs, sell some Time publications

    Expedia's Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards hit in breach

    NSA Has Been Tracking Bitcoin Users Since 2013, New Snowden Documents Reveal
    Mark my word: Governments will either control cryptocurrencies or outlaw them. -- RF

    New York Power Companies Can Now Charge Bitcoin Miners More

    Teenager cracks 'unhackable' crypto trading device

    How a Few Files Could Endanger All of Bitcoin
    Study suggests child porn-related content in blockchain could make it illegal to possess [that shit is everywhere!]

    Grab the oil! U.S. Bases On Syrian Oilfields Receive New Equipment

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's US visit is a shopping trip for war

    Trump Admin Approves $1BN Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia, Including 6,700 Missiles

    China should prepare for 'direct military clash' over Taiwan amid U.S. moves: Chinese paper

    Trump says he will meet Putin to discuss 'arms race that is getting out of control'

    Palestinian teen sentenced to 8 months for slapping Israeli soldiers

    US Smooths Israel's Path to Annexing West Bank

    War Is On The Horizon (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Norway could agree to additional US Marine presence by summer

    China and Russia are 'aggressively pursuing' hypersonic weapons, and the US can't defend against them, top nuclear commander says

    Thousands in Rio demand answers about murder of councilwoman

    Protests and strikes across France disrupt travel, schools

    Water Wars Loom: UN Warns 5 Billion People Will Face Civilizational Threat By 2050 [they're here NOW!]
    Much of the blame rests on world leaders who have promoted population growth. -- RF

    The Privatization of Water and the Impoverishment of the Global South

    US Residential and Utility-Scale Solar Markets See Installations Fall for the First Time

    Wind and solar can become dispatchable within three years
    Hot-rock thermal storage technology will soon enable wind and solar farms to pump out energy 24 hours a day — and at a surprisingly low cost.

    Regenerative Agriculture — The Next Big Thing [won't work]

    Judge says groups can sue to keep Arctic, Atlantic drill ban

    Sea plastic set to treble within a decade, Government scientists warn

    Humanity's Meat and Dairy Intake Must Be Cut in Half by 2050 to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change [too late!]

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  7. World's largest collection of ocean garbage is now twice the size of Texas

    Global Carbon Emissions Resume Rise

    Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told
    Benzene, vinyl chloride, butadiene and other known human carcinogens were among the dozens of tons of industrial toxins released into surrounding neighborhoods and waterways following Harvey's torrential rains.

    Lawsuits Pile Up As #DeleteFacebook Movement Spreads [GREAT!]

    Poll Shows Americans Waking Up, Majority Now Suspects Unelected Shadow Govt in Charge

    China will win the A.I. race, according to Credit Suisse

    AI tricked by illusionary motion of still images just like humans: study

    Best Buy will stop selling Huawei phones after US government warning

    The Only Reason We're Examining Facebook's Sleazy Behavior Is Because Trump Won

    Should Facebook and Google Pay Users When They Sell Data Collected from Users?

    You know who does creepier stuff with your data than Cambridge Analytica? Your ISP [right, they're ALL doing it!]

    Pot calling kettle! CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Calls Fox News a Propaganda Machine

    Shilling for Soros: Washington Posts' Omission of Facts in Defense of a Narrative

    Our Economy is a Degenerative System

    Evolutionary Dead-Ends

    Speeding down a dead end road

    Only trickle of former residents returning home to Fukushima

    Only 30% of businesses have reopened in Fukushima nuclear disaster-hit areas: survey

    A quarter of British adults have no savings, study reveals

    Scale of problem debt at 'epidemic levels', says Archbishop of Canterbury

    Chinese Companies Are Buying Up Cash-Strapped U.S. Colleges

    US lawmakers seek to force Confucius Institutes to register as foreign agents

    Dot Plot Fantasyland Projections
    The Economic projections made at today's FOMC meeting are straight from Fantasyland.

    The Untold Story of John Bolton's Campaign for War With Iran

    'Incendiary device' in Austin leaves 1 injured: May not be related to other explosions

    No Government Shutdown, Just More Favors Spread Around
    A government shutdown will be averted once again. The cost is a bunch of goodies spread around to buy enough votes. [corruption]

  8. Great to hear from you, Fran! Yeah, look - no matter what else happens, it all ends badly at this point, so I expect to die every day now. i'll REALLY be enlightened when i'm ready every moment!

    So much going on - environmentally, politically, socially, economically, and on the personal level, that it's hard to keep up. Besides aging too quickly for my liking, my wife and I are doing fine, so far. She's much more optimistic and skeptical than I am, but when I explain things she listens (and asks good questions). We're both enjoying what time we have left, except she still works a full time, high pressure job in the corporate sector and I gave up on working my last days away. I have a part time evening job a few days a week and take care of the house, so it works out for us. i'm always available for emergencies (even in my neighborhood).

    Firefighter Killed In Blaze On Set Of Edward Norton-Bruce Willis Film

    A New York City firefighter died and two others were seriously hurt in a five-alarm fire late Thursday in a Harlem building where the Edward Norton-directed film “Motherless Brooklyn” was being shot, according to media reports. [more; ~ 2 min. video]

    [here we go with the threats to Iran]
    U.S. charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

    [as if WE'RE not doing it too]

    The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of U.S. and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government on behalf of the Tehran government.

    The cyber attack pilfered more than 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property from 144 U.S. universities and 176 universities in 21 foreign countries, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. [more]

    Globalization's Backlash Is Here, at Just the Wrong Time

    In short, the anti-globalization drive that is spreading across the Western world may be coming at exactly the wrong time — too late to do much to save the working-class jobs that were lost, but early enough to risk damaging the ability of rich nations to sell advanced goods and services to the rapidly expanding global middle class. [more; throwing middle class Americans under the bus]

    Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.

    [NOW you notice?]

    Human activities are causing an alarming decline in the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and jeopardizing food, clean water and energy supplies, a U.N.-backed study of biodiversity said on Friday.

    Pollution, climate change and forest clearances to make way for farmland were among the worsening threats to nature, according to more than 550 experts in a set of reports approved by 129 governments after talks in Colombia. [more]

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  9. Snowden describes deep state's influence on US presidents Obama, Trump

    In an excerpt from the exclusive interview, Snowden explained how the presidencies of both Obama and Trump are shaped by the Deep State following an illuminating question by journalist Stefania Maurizi.

    Stefania Maurizi: We saw that President Obama, who was an outsider to the US military-intelligence complex, initially wanted to reign in the abuses of agencies like the CIA and the NSA, but in the end he did very little. Now we see a confrontation between president Trump and so-called Deep State, which includes the CIA and the NSA. Can a US president govern in opposition to such powerful entities?

    Edward Snowden: Obama is certainly an instructive case. This is a president who campaigned on a platform of ending warrantless wiretapping in the United States, he said "that's not who we are, that's not what we do," and once he became the president, he expanded the program. He said he was going to close Guantanamo but he kept it open, he said he was going to limit extrajudicial killings and drone strikes that has been so routine in the Bush years. But Obama went on to authorize vastly more drone strikes than Bush. It became an industry.

    As for this idea that there is a Deep State, now the Deep State is not just the intelligence agencies, it is really a way of referring to the career bureaucracy of government. These are officials who sit in powerful positions, who don't leave when presidents do, who watch presidents come and go, they influence policy, they influence presidents and say: this is what we have always done, this is what we must do, and if you don't do this, people will die. [more; yeah, people like YOU, Mr. President . .]

    Trump was anti-Iraq war, but Bolton may be just the start of a U-turn

    Major road blocked after large sinkhole appears on seafront in Devon, England

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

    Sky divided in two as amazing ‘sunset split’ baffles local skywatchers in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Look at that! Last Monday, there was a ‘split sunset’ in the sky over Kelowna, Canada. Yes the sky was just divided in two, a grey and a colored side. And this unprecedented phenomenon – at least for me – left local skywatchers and photographers spellbound. [more]

    M4.6 and M4.7 earthquakes hit near Eureka, California – Series of 24 tremors hit The Geysers, Ca

    A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California Thursday morning at 9:24 a.m. about eight miles west of Humboldt Hill and roughly 11 miles away from Eureka. It was followed by a M4.7 earthquake Thursday evening at 8:09 p.m. about 29 miles southwest of Eureka. A tsunami was not expected as a result of the quakes. Meanwhile, a series of tremors is currently swarming The Geysers, again in California. [more]

    THIS Is Lehman 2018

    The very instant DropBox started trading the S&P 500 imploded...

    Contrary to ubiquitous bullshit, this is the week. Anyone who waits for further confirmation will be getting it on CNN and Faux News, along with every other dunce.

    For volatility [chart], Tech [graph], Large caps [you guessed it], Banks and the Yen carry trade [yep], China Tech [that too],
    Global blue chips [look at that], Consumer staples [wow], And, the almighty Dow [geez, they're ALL FALLING!]

    Faith in printing money to create effortless wealth will now be put to the test... [more]

    Stay safe out there, Fran - and please continue to check in when you can.

  11. When you go on vacation and it turns into a JJFH event:

    Investigators say missing Iowa family found dead in Mexico

    The bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children were found in a rented condo in Mexico on Friday, though it wasn't immediately clear what caused their deaths, according to investigators.

    In Mexico, the Quintana Roo state prosecutors office tweeted that the bodies were found in a tourist compound. The office said that "no signs of violence were found on the bodies or in the room," though authorities said it wasn't immediately clear what caused the deaths. Autopsy reports were pending. [more]

    John Bolton's take-no-prisoners style may prove problematic in the White House

    Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Marcus Is Earth’s Strongest Since Hurricane Maria

    Tropical Cyclone Marcus reached Category 5 intensity late Wednesday (U.S. time) northwest of Australia. It was the Earth’s strongest tropical cyclone since Hurricane Maria six months ago. Tropical cyclone season in the Southern Hemisphere runs from November through April. So there will be maybe maybe some more!

    Firefighters in Oklahoma dealing with numerous wildfires

    For the last week firefighters in Oklahoma have been busy attacking a rash of wildfires. Personnel have poured in to help from Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia. One of the largest groups of resources came from Kentucky which mobilized eight engines, two dozers, and 23 personnel to help battle the fires.

    There are at least 42 fires in the state larger than 100 acres. The 10,816-acre Biggy Fire is one of several about 20 miles northwest of Tulsa. [more]

    Radon, slosh dynamics and Mount Etna's unrest

    White ball with green halo over France

    [more below]

    1. The smoke from a fire on Tuesday showed up on local radar. Smoke every other day is getting to be normal around here with a ton of wind. No worries, I'll keep saying hello as long as I can. ~Fran

  12. 70% crop losses due to extreme weather in Australia

    In the north of the country grain farmers battled extreme dry, in NSW and Victoria a late frost and record rains damaged crops, and WA made a comeback late in the season with much-needed rain.

    Dust storm from the Sahara turns southern Russia yellow

    [Yer YELLA, see? Yella.]

    Radar images show large swath of West Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates – “This region of Texas has been punctured like a pin cushion with oil wells and injection wells since the 1940s”

    Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years

    Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years.
    Investors fear that if China responds in kind to sanctions on $60 billion worth of Chinese imports the White House announced on Thursday, it will be a first step toward a full-blown trade war that could damage the global economy and slash profits at big U.S. exporters like Apple and Boeing. [more]

    Another season, another historic low for Arctic wintertime sea ice

    The maximum extent of the Arctic's wintertime sea ice, reached last week, marked another historic low. According to the latest analysis, it was the second lowest since satellites began tracking the phenomenon 39 years ago. [more]

    Greenland is literally cracking apart and flooding the world

    "This ice sheet, which covers 1.7 million square kilometers [650,000 square miles], was relatively stable 25 years ago, but now loses one billion tons [900 million metric tons] of ice every day," lead author Poul Christoffersen, also from Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute, said in the statement. "This causes one millimeter of global sea level rise per year, a rate which is much faster than what was predicted only a few years ago." [more]

    Moccasin Dam may burst in Tuolumne County

  13. I'm betting you'll see this story Jonny, but just in case:

    Family of 4 from Iowa goes to sleep and never wakes up in a condo in coastal Yucatan.

  14. Thanks, Mike! Not the most terrible way to go, I suppose. Sounds like they all went peacefully, and together, so no bereaved parents or orphaned children. Don't think I'll be hanging out at any beaches personally though!