Saturday, March 31, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-31

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

2018-03-31 - Man found dead in burning car at 2:30 AM on Crenshaw Street in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-03-31 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, six scrap cars burn, in Sun Valley (California):

2018-03-31 - 41 motorcycles destroyed by fire at 2:52 AM, four cars damaged, while parked in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia):

2018-03-31 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Brook Street in Chester (Britain):

2018-03-31 - Transformer explodes and burns near airport in Big Flats (New York), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-31 - Landfill fire breaks out in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-03-31 - Aid warehouses destroyed by massive fire at port in coastal Hodeidah (Yemen):

2018-03-31 - Wig factory destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Cilincing (Indonesia):

2018-03-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in coastal Nacton (Britain):

Note: This is the 222nd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-03-31 - Fishing trawler 'Nordkap' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Sula (Norway):

Quote: "On March 31, 2018, a fire broke out aboard the 'Nordkap' which was berthed at the quay of the Fiskerstrand Yard in Sula, at noon. No one was injured, but some crew members have been exposed to smoke and were checked by health personnel. The fire brigade in Sula sent smoke divers on board to extinguish the fire."

Note: This is the 318th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-31 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-45 near Ferris (Texas):

Quote: "Fire departments from Ferris and Palmer battled a fire involving an 18 wheeler car hauler. This was on I-45 in Ellis County..."

Note: This is the 17th car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-03-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Canoe Camp Creek Road in Covington (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "At 7:10 PM on Saturday, Mansfield & Blossburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 2514 Canoe Camp Creek Road for a fully involved tractor portion of a tractor-trailer."

Note: These are the 647th and 648th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-31 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on US 95 in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-03-31 - Car bursts into flame on Sulwood Drive in Wanniassa (Australia):

2018-03-31 - Car bursts into flame on Thorntons Way in Nuneaton (Britain):

2018-03-31 - Car bursts into flame at 3:24 AM on Keepers Crescent in Telford (Britain):

2018-03-31 - Car bursts into flame at 2:32 AM on Main Street in Long Riston (Britain), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Main Street, Long Riston. Sat 31 Mar 2018 02:32 (No:05895) Car fire. 2 hose reels in use. Car 100% destroyed by fire."

2018-03-31 - Moped bursts into flame on Donnigton Wood Way in Telford (Britain):

2018-03-31 - Vehicle and home go up in flames in Mission (Kansas):

2018-03-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Elsie (Michigan), 3 horses killed:

2018-03-31 - Massive forest fires rage in five districts in Jammu and Kashmir (India):

2018-03-31 - Auto parts plant heavily damaged by fire in Prattville (Alabama):

2018-03-31 - Limo business damaged by fire in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2018-03-31 - Government road office building heavily damaged by fire in Kirkland Lake (Canada):

2018-03-31 - Six businesses destroyed by fire in Orléans (Canada):

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 5:30 AM in coastal West Babylon (New York), 5 injured:

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Grand Island (New York):

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Peoria (Illinois), dog killed:

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Carrick area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 12:40 AM in St Anthony (Idaho):

2018-03-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Wares Ferry Road in Montgomery (Alabama), nobody there:

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM in coastal Bonita Springs (Florida), nobody there:

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire on Max Jett Road in Johnson City (Tennessee), nobody there:

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Kittery (Maine):

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4:30 AM on Teddy Lane in Bangor (California):

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Southborough (Massachusetts):

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Oakfield Township (Michigan):

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2018-03-31 - Home destroyed by fire, fire spreads to 3 more homes, in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2018-03-31 - Apartment building damaged by fire in New Britain (Connecticut):

2018-03-31 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Tucson (Arizona), 1 injured:

2018-03-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-03-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Greenville (South Carolina):

2018-03-31 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home shortly after 5 AM on McDevitt Avenue in Summit Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-03-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:14 PM in Cass Lake (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2018-03-31 - Deadly fire burns home just before 5 AM in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-03-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 7 AM on Deer Ridge Acres in Dittmer (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-03-31 - Vacant home burns at 12:15 AM, fire spreads to 2 more vacant homes, in Tioga area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-31 - Vacant home burns in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-03-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Blytheville (Arkansas):

2018-03-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Macon (Georgia):

2018-03-31 - Thousands of fish found dead in Lake Champlain near Whitehall (New York):

Quote: "Thousands of dead fish are floating on Lake Champlain up in Washington County. It's a site to see on Lake Champlain, thousands of dead fish floating in the water, but it remains a mystery as to how and why they died."

2018-03-31 - Insect-eating birds dying off in North America:

Quote: "No guild of North American birds is declining so rapidly as aerial insectivores: acrobatic marvels whose maneuvers make our hearts soar, and who provide a vital ecosystem service. Why are their numbers plummeting? A leading explanation is a widespread decline in insect populations..."

2018-03-31 - Three people die in the water at Tawala Beach in coastal Accra (Ghana):

2018-03-31 - Four people found dead in the Godavari River in Shivagir (India):

2018-03-31 - Three people die in the water in coastal Batangas (Philippine Islands), more watery deaths too:

2018-03-31 - Firefighter, man, 30, suddenly sickens and dies in Decatur County (Georgia):

2018-03-31 - Man in his 50s dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Sunset Beach, Oahu (Hawaii):

2018-03-31 - Man, 20, found dead in pond below Rainbow Falls (Hawaii):

2018-03-31 - Man falls into the water in the Tidal Basin and dies in coastal Washington DC:

2018-03-31 - Man in his 60s has 'medical emergency' and dies, pickup overturns, in Ramona (California):

Quote: "A man suffered a 'medical emergency,' rolled his pickup truck and died of a possible heart attack on a rural Ramona road Saturday, firefighters said."

2018-03-31 - Man, 42, found dead in drainage ditch near the Big River near Byrnes Mill (Missouri):

2018-03-31 - Man, 54, found dead near Barrows Mill Road in Martinsville (Virginia):

2018-03-31 - Person found dead at rest area near the Royal Gorge in Fremont County (Colorado):

2018-03-31 - Man, 61, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Manly Beach (Australia):

Quote: "A 61-year-old man has died after being pulled from the surf at Manly Beach in Sydney. NSW Police say the man became 'distressed in the water' at Manly's South Steyne Beach at 2.30pm on Easter Saturday and was taken ashore, where attempts were made to revive him."

2018-03-31 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Sur (Oman):

2018-03-31 - Man, 38, found dead in well at his home in Barayalta (India):

2018-03-31 - Man found dead in Wrexham (Britain):

2018-03-31- Man, 59, has 'medical emergency' on charter bus then runs into traffic, gets hit and dies, on I-10 near El Paso (Texas):

Quote: "Investigators say Hudspeth County received an emergency call from a rider on a charter bus with a possible medical emergency. While EMS was checking the man's condition, for unknown reasons, he ran onto the interstate and was hit by a passing vehicle."

2018-03-31 - Man has 'medical emergency', SUV slams into pole, in Pulsaki (Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "At this time, it is believed that the driver experienced a medical emergency that contributed to the crash."

2018-03-31 - Skydiving plane makes emergency landing near home in Gardiner (New York), 7 injured:

2018-03-31 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida), 2 killed:

2018-03-31 - Small plane crashes and burns near airport in Santa Paula (California), 2 killed:

2018-03-31 - Small plane makes emergency landing at airport in Wappingers Falls (New York), engine failure:

2018-03-31 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Canada), engine failure, 3 lightly injured:

2018-03-31 - Small plane crashes near road near Saint-Chamond (France), 2 killed:

2018-03-31 - Passenger bus slams into truck near Aschaffenburg (Germany), 1 killed, 18 injured:

2018-03-31 - Van veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-03-31 - Minivan veers off road, overturns into ditch, in the Town of Blooming Grove (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police at the scene say the driver may have had a medical condition."

2018-03-31 - SUV veers off road and crashes, near Kakadu (Australia), 3 killed, 4 injured:

2018-03-31 - Pickup truck veers off road at 3:45 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, in Calumet County (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-03-31 - Car veers over centerline, hits transit bus head-on, in Phoenix (Arizona), 2 injured:

2018-03-31 - Two cars collide head-on in the wee hours, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-31 - Car veers off road, crashes into building, in coastal Washington DC, 1 injured:

2018-03-31 - Car veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in Hoboken (New Jersey):

2018-03-31 - Car plows into shopping center in Rockville (Maryland), 2 injured:

2018-03-31 - Vehicle crashes into hotel, hotel collapses, in Indore (India), 10 killed, 3 injured:

2018-03-31 - Shark attacks and injures man at Kukio Beach (Hawaii):

2018-03-31 - Pipe collapses, sinkhole forms, in Denison (Texas):

2018-03-31 - Man, 52, found unconscious in the water at beach in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

Quote: "A 52-year-old man died after he was found unconscious in Anna Maria Sound near the Bridge Street Pier, according to reports. The man, identified as Brandon Nieuwkoop, was transported to Blake Medical Center Saturday afternoon after being discovered unconscious in the water near Bridge Street on Bradenton Beach, authorities said."

2018-03-31 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts, spews ash and gas, near Mexico City (Mexico):

2018-03-31 - Lightning strike kills two people and crops damaged by large hailstones in Rangpur (Bangladesh):

2018-03-31 - Hailstorms damage crops in several districts of Bihar (India):

2018-03-31 - Tornado touches down in Var (France):

2018-03-31 - Drought affecting 99% of New Mexico:

2018-03-31 - Jelawat becomes West Pacific's first typhoon and Super Typhoon of 2018:

2018-03-31 - Spring storm dumps a foot of snowfall on central Minnesota:

2018-03-31 - Easter snowstorm to slow travel from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic:

2018-03-31 - Strange rainbow cloud appears in the sky over Herriman (Utah):

2018-03-31 - High-tide flooding could happen ‘every other day’ by late this century:

2018-03-31 - Sahara Desert has grown by 10% in the last 100 years:

2018-03-31 - Argentinian pilot films close encounter with UFO's passing dangerously close to his private plane:


  1. Hey, hey everyone - time to rise and shine for another day of "fun"
    trying to stay alive, which means avoiding trouble and chaotic events. We have snow falling, making the streets wet and covering the grassy areas currently. Here in southeast PA, it's supposed to rain for the next 2 to 3 days and remain below average temp-wise.

    So here's how March wrapped up wrt garbage truck fires and Hull events. We had 6 instances where they occurred on the same day, which is a bit unusual. There were 13 garbage truck fires in 9 separate days and 21 JJFH events in Hull, Britain over 12 days.

    'Shut it down!' Thousands demand closure of toxic landfill in Moscow Region

    Thousands took to the streets of the Moscow region town of Volokolamsk on Sunday as locals continued protesting against a leaking waste depot nearby, blaming authorities for not doing enough to solve the crisis.

    Residents of Volokolamsk have been protesting against the poisonous landfill for several weeks now. On March 21, 57 schoolchildren in the town were treated by doctors, and at least five were hospitalized for symptoms of poisoning, including nausea, dizziness and several cases of skin rashes. Locals blamed their condition on emissions from the waste deposit.

    They accuse the authorities of trying to cover up the severity of the situation, claiming that the concentration of harmful gases in the air exceeds normal levels by a multiple of dozens, and that their health is being jeopardized. Consumer rights agency Rospotrebnadzor on Friday said that the concentration of harmful gases in the air is 1.5 to 2.5 times higher than the norm. [more]

    Alberta breaks 80 year records as temperatures drop 15 degrees in minutes

    Grande Prairie dropped to -30 C overnight breaking an 83-year-old record. Pincher Creek hit -21 C, edging an 82-year record, and Red Deer hit -22 C, breaking a record low of -19.4 C that was set in 1975. [more]

    Police retrieve 4 bodies following major flooding in Fiji

    Tropical Cyclone "Josie" claims 4 lives in Fiji

    Heavy rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Cyclone "Josie," which was upgraded to a Category 1 cyclone on March 31 - April 1 as it passed south of the archipelago, had caused major flooding in parts of Fiji as of April 1. While Josie was a relatively weak category 1 cyclone when it passed to the country's southwest over the weekend, it brought heavy flooding to the main island of Viti Levu. At least four people have reportedly been killed by the storm, with one death reported in Ba district, one in Lautoka, and two more in Uciwai (Nadi); one person remains missing in Sabeto (Nadi). On April 2, the storm was moving south of Fiji in an east-southeast direction toward Australia's eastern coast, but heavy rain and flooding are still affecting the country. [more]

    [but that's not all - earthquakes now combine with Cyclones]
    A magnitude 6.1 strikes South of the Fiji Islands almost smack-bang in the eye of Tropical Cyclone Josie: 32nd major quake of 2018

    [more below]

  2. Powerful microburst engulfs Cali, Colombia in targeted weather attack (pictures)

    [misleading headline - targeted only by Mother Nature]
    On March 28, 2018, a powerful microburst engulfed Cali, Colombia. Here the impressive pictures. [more]

    Avalanche in Swiss resort kills 3 skiers following days of heavy snowfall

    Earth changes: Enormous new river in central Argentina was literally born overnight [a few years back]

    The sudden appearance of a network of new rivers in Argentina's central province of San Luis has puzzled scientists, worried environmentalists and disheartened farmers. It has also raised urgent questions over the environmental cost of Argentina's dependence on soya beans, its main export crop.

    The ravine that carved its way so dramatically across Risatti's farm that night has by now grown 25 km long. At its deepest point, it measures more than 60 metres wide and 25 metres deep.

    The largest of several new water courses, the Río Nuevo (New river) runs through Cuenca del Morro, a groundwater basin with a mild incline covering 373,000 hectares (nearly 1,500 sq miles) of flatlands in the province of San Luis. [more]

    412,000 deaths each year may be attributed to lead exposure in the United States

    Biodiversity and nature’s contributions to humanity continue dangerous decline, scientists warn – “We must act to halt and reverse the unsustainable use of nature”

    Tropospheric ozone pollution declining in Europe and U.S. but rising in East Asia

    [from our Let's Keep Killing Off the Biosphere desk]
    60 million acres of monarch butterfly habitat to be doused with herbicide – Despite steep declines in monarch population, dicamba will be used in heart of migration path

    [AND there's still accumulating radiation in the atmosphere while methane and hydrogen sulfide content is increasing as well, and cell towers are bringing new 5g untested tech to bear]

    [here's why]
    Trump environment head expected to limit science used to make EPA pollution rules – “It really hamstrings the ability of the EPA to do anything, to fulfill its mission”

    U.S. EPA chief Scott Pruitt is expected to roll out plans soon to restrict the agency’s use of science in rulemakings, pitting him against critics who say it would threaten public health and environmental protections. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Monday, 2 April 2018

    U.S. and Russia Making Preparations for World War III

    The anti-neoconservative Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who had been the chief aide to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and had opposed America’s invading Iraq, spoke on March 2nd explaining how the U.S. and Russia are drifting ever-more-rapidly into World War III. He said it’s essentially the same way that England and Germany drifted into WW I: being sucked in by their entangling web of foreign alliances. However, as he sees it, the role that Sarajevo played to spark world-war in 1914, is being performed this time by Israel. [more]

    Are we preparing for a full blown war with Iran? Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

    [~ 7.5 min. video]

    The pot calls the kettle "terrorist"

    Erdogan calls Netanyahu a ‘terrorist’ in wake of Gaza deaths

    China Slaps Tariffs On US Imports Including Pork, Nuts And Wine

    Chinese Space Station Crashes Down To Watery Grave In South Pacific

    Neocons: "That's OUR oil under THEIR sand"

    Interventionistas Outraged Over Trump's Syria Withdrawal: "We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil"

    The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica just doesn't stop as two more significant eruptions spews ash 500-700 meters into the sky

    [from our Biblical Signs of the End department]
    Locusts swarming through Western Australia's Pilbara and Kimberley regions are considered the highest in decades

    [last part below]

  4. Extreme water retreat in Stamford CT and Provincetown MA (video)

    Yet even more examples of coastal water anomalies, these are from Connecticut and Massachusetts. A commenter reports the same phenomenon in West Port, CT on the same day too. Another comment states ‘That’s Provincetown the tip of cape spend half my life there and that water has never ever been that low and I’m in my fifty’s.‘ [more; video provided by MrMBB333]

    Wildfire potential, April through July

    By July Montana, California, Colorado, and the states in the Northwest could see above normal wildfire activity [more]

    [in our What Could Go Wrong? segment]
    China is building massive weather modification system to make more rain

    China is testing cutting-edge weather modification technology in Tibetan Plateau. The country aims to implement a large-scale weather changing project to ensure a consistent rain supply in the area three times as big as Spain, nearing 1 million km2 (620 000 mi2). The system is created from a network of solid fuel burning chambers that produce silver iodide, a compound with a structure much like ice that can be used in cloud seeding. Tens of thousands of small burning chambers will be installed across the Tibetan Plateau in an attempt to increase rainfall in the area. Once in place, the system has the potential to increase rainfall in the region by up to 10 billion cubic meters a year, which amounts about 7% of China's total water consumption. [more]

    It's Been An Amazing Hustle

    The whistleblower in the "China Hustle" went to Wall Street to inform the investment banks they are churning out worthless IPOs. They told him to fuck off, and that if he spread the news they would sue. Shocking...

    "It's been an amazing ride", is what the CEO of Ameritrade said back in early February right before the wheels came off the bus. He was reacting to the fact that U.S. gamblers had just moved record amounts of money into the casino...

    Of course then came the vertical -10% implosion. Stocks rallied back into mid-March, with the Nasdaq making a new high during the anniversary week of Y2K.

    Once again, gamblers put even MORE money into the casino.

    Meanwhile, as I discussed yesterday, the real action is in China Tech and China IPOs. The most recent China IPO was up 880% on the first day and it was 6,000+ times oversubscribed. Yes you read that right.

    The eye-popping rallies have a habit of sputtering soon after the first day. B & S has plunged 62 percent from its intraday record high, while Most Kwai Chung has tumbled 70 percent from Wednesday’s peak" [more]

  5. News Links, April 2, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    [we better read this one, the way things are going]
    What Happens When Your Money Is Worthless? Living with a Devalued Currency

    What Could Dethrone the Dollar as Top Reserve Currency?

    The tech bubble gets its (w)reckoning
    US tech sector does a great job of exchanging photos and recipes and family photos, but it doesn't do much for overall productivity, which is stagnant as investment goes into apps rather than plant and equipment

    Chile, World's Fourth Largest Silver Producer: Mine Supply Down 20%

    Bitcoin Crash Accelerates
    The top 26 cryptos are in the red, with the 4 majors down double digits. This week, 9 of the top 11 are down over 20%.

    Collapse of Cryptocurrencies in Q1: Even the Biggest Crashed 67% to 88%

    College student cryptominers are finding it harder to turn a profit as costs rise, bitcoin falls

    More than 5M credit cards exposed in Saks, Lord & Taylor breach

    The other problem that WannaCry exposes
    The WannaCry intrusion at Boeing shows serious security gaps remain as modern airplanes rely more on code.

    Plane passengers charged 8,900% more for in-flight food and drink, report finds

    Air passengers sending bailiffs to airlines
    Bailiffs are being sent into airline offices because companies are failing to pay passengers compensation for flight delays and cancellations, BBC Radio 4's You and Yours has learned.

    Airline exec wants to stick passengers in the cargo hold

    HK Express website crashes, leaving passengers unable to check in online or book flights

    New Satellite Imagery Shows Shocking Yemen Devastation As Saudi Crown Prince Tours US [we're great at fucking things up!]

    Saudi Crown Prince Meets AIPAC, Other Jewish Leaders During US Visit [well, isn't that "interesting?"]

    Russia's Game-Changing Weapons That Were Not Mentioned in Putin's Speech

    Mattis: US Nearly Attacked Russians in Syria Again Last Week

    Trump freezes funds for YPG/PKK-held areas in Syria

    Trump Has Privately Talked Up Syria Pullout for Months

    Secession Is Going Mainstream

    Are some states headed for Splitsville? Movement grows to allow sections of states to break away (US)

    Russia warns UK of reciprocal measures if Aeroflot plane search not explained

    Saudi Crown Prince warns of war with Iran within 10 years

    Russians fear Bolton may doom Iran deal, stoke arms race

    Migrants look to Asia, the new land of opportunity
    More workers turn east as US and Europe shut their doors [YAY!]

    "Huge Caravan" Of Central American Refugees Is Headed For The U.S. Border

    Trump says DACA deal for young immigrants is off

    Plan to deport 20,000 asylum seekers sparks protests, fear as deadline looms (Israel)

    Teachers are striking all over. What is going on?

    The Struggle Continues For Bankrupt Shale Drillers

    Iraq's Oil Reserves May Be Much Higher Than Thought
    Guess why the US military has declared that it's never going to leave Iraq. -- RF

    Bahrain strikes its biggest oil field, dwarfing current reserves
    No word yet on the field's size, but it doesn't matter. It's offshore, and the oil is LTO. In other words, more junk oil, which is just what the world doesn't need. Nevertheless, the media are making a big deal out of this, as if to say, "See? Nothing to worry about!" -- RF

    Russia Could Build North-South Korea Gas Pipeline

    The U.S. Faces A Pipeline Crisis

    Payback Time: Oilfield Services Raise Prices

    [2nd half below]

  6. 5th day of water shortages in Greece's second-largest city

    Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?
    The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs.

    'Day Zero': How drought, water mismanagement, politics led to crisis (Cape Town)
    Nowhere in the analysis is there mention of human overpopulation. -- RF

    Europe's Biggest Gas Field To Close Over Quake Risk

    Eating out more toxic than cooking at home, study says

    [here you go]
    How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation
    The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.

    Apple's plan to put health records on your phone has huge implications for medicine
    Watch for mass medical-record hacking. -- RF

    Diabetes now affects 23 million U.S. adults

    Childhood obesity may be driving more cancers in young adults (US)

    Boracay and Phi Phi islands to tell tourists not to come [smart]

    The road to Alzheimer's disease is lined with processed foods

    Silent spring revisited: New worries and the human future

    [this whole section, if interested, skip if not]
    Silencing of Assange Sparks Historic Ten-Hour Online Vigil To #ReconnectJulian
    The Isolation Of Julian Assange Is The Silencing Of Us All
    Twenty-seven writers, journalists, film-makers, artists, academics, former intelligence officers and democrats call on the government of Ecuador in this letter to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.
    Jammers stop Assange from using internet
    Hillary Clinton Ordered Diplomats To Suppress 'Novichok' Discussions
    14 questions for London on 'fabricated' Skripal case
    Russia 'Novichok' Hysteria Proves Politicians and Media Haven't Learned the Lessons of Iraq
    Russia Claims Skripal Poisoning Was Staged By UK Intelligence
    This is a more sensible theory. Certainly the UK government is a prime suspect. -- RF
    Never mind Facebook, Google is the all-seeing 'big brother' you should know about
    Socialism, Privacy And Charity For The Powerful. Capitalism, Surveillance And Rugged Individualism For The Powerless.
    How you're tracked online _ and what you can do about it
    US Power Grid Vulnerable To "Devastating" Attack, NERC Finds

    [uhm . .. 3rd half, right below]

  7. Cambridge Analytica Is What Happens When You Privatize Military Propaganda

    What If All the Cheap Stuff Goes Away?

    An organism contracts from the periphery to the core

    With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack
    Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.
    Just imagine what happens when power grids and the internet go down. -- RF
    Looks like we're in for a much rockier ride than many expect (Peak Prosperity)
    This marks our our 10th year of doing this. And by "this", we mean using data, logic and reason to support the very basic conclusion that infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible.

    Japan whalers return from Antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales

    Long Arm of Chinese Law May Reach into U.S.

    Famous for hoarding cash, Chinese families are now racking up debt on an unprecedented scale [falling for the same bullshit]

    China's fragility is as worrying as its strength
    Standoffs along Indian border hint at lack of control over military

    Police rolling out technology which allows them to raid victims phones without a warrant [UK in article, probably here in US too]

    Consumer Bites the Dust in First Quarter

    Alarmed conservationists call for urgent action to fix 'America's wildlife crisis'

    Congressman's Office Gets High School Student Suspended For Expressing His Displeasure With Congress
    Teaching young people about freedom of speech. -- RF

    Appeals Court Has No Problem With Cops Using E911 Services To Perform Warrantless, Real-Time Tracking

    Smells like victory: Iowa man who complained about town's 'rancid' odor wins free speech lawsuit

    These are the ways student loans stop people from buying a house

    Come for your drugs, leave with more shopping: Walmart's new growth strategy?

    Millennials say anxiety about money is literally making them sick

    Private Equity? It's More Like Pirate Equity

    1980s Return: GOP Hypocrites Promise Balance Budget Amendment

  8. Third half - aha, you're one of the five out of four people that are bad at fractions! Heh.