Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Event Update For 2017-02-07

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

2017-02-07 - Man, 41, burns to death in burning SUV before 3 AM in Northampton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The SUV came to a stop near a backyard shed, but police said the vehicle did not appear to have hit the shed or the nearby house, and no one else was injured."

Quote: "It has yet to be determined if the vehicle was burning before the crash, Morey said."

Note: So the SUV didn't hit anything that would cause a fire, so it may have been on fire as it rolled down the hill...

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on street in Mundka area in Delhi (India):

Quote: "In an untoward incident, a man was killed after an Indigo car caught fire near Delhi's Mundka area. The incident took place yesterday night at around 10.30 p.m. The deceased who was the driver of the car, succumbed to his burn injuries. The fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flame and control the situation. The police, with the help of forensic team are trying to find out the reason as how the car caught fire."

2017-02-07 - Person found dead near burning burn pile in St. Charles County (Missouri):

2017-02-07 - More than 1000 homes destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), 15,000 people homeless, 7 injured:

Quote: "An overnight fire blazed through a Manila shantytown before being put out on Wednesday morning, leaving roughly 15,000 poor residents homeless. The flames spread quickly through a section of the Parola Compound, a collection of tiny homes piled on top of each other near the port in the Philippine capital."

Quote: "Seven people were injured but nobody was killed in the fire, which destroyed more than 1,000 homes."

2017-02-07 - Hydrogen sulfide wiped out life on Earth during the Permian-Triassic:

Quote: "By analysing sulfur isotopes in pyrite minerals, the team concluded that 'the main killing agents' were brought about by the mixing of sulfide-rich waters from the deep ocean with oxygenated shallow waters. Exactly what caused this increased mixing is still a mystery, however. 'Sulfide is toxic to eukaryotic cells and we know that hydrogen sulfide at concentrations of a few hundred parts per million would be lethal to humans, if exposed for a prolonged time,' explains Shen. 'The shoaling of sulfidic waters, therefore, would kill marine animals in the Permian–Triassic oceans.'"

Quote: "Although the end-Permian extinction happened over a quarter of a billion years ago, the events that triggered it have added significance in the light of current-day climate change. 'Satellite remote sensing has clearly shown that massive fish mortality in the Namibian coastal waters are associated with sulfidic waters,' says Shen. 'As a matter of fact, due to human-induced eutrophication and global warming, the episodic occurrence of hydrogen sulfide has been reported in many coastal waters – such as those of the Gulf of Mexico, California and western India.' This warning is echoed by Lyons, who notes that there 'are lessons to be learned from this event, as we face warming in the present-day ocean'."

Note: The same thing is happening right now, and has been underway since at least as early as 2002, when sea life began fleeing the depths in the ocean off the Pacific Northwest. And the lesson I would learn from this is that we're no more likely to survive this event than all the other species that it's wiped off the face of the Earth in the past and, therefore, we should focus on Plan B options, or else this is the final chapter in the Book of Humanity...

2017-02-07 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting areas in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Waste from Barrington is sitting inside its pipe so long - a situation apparently exacerbated by dry conditions over the past year - that the resulting anaerobic (oxygen-less) conditions are causing it to decompose and give off hydrogen sulfide. Not only does the gas smell of rotten eggs, it's also acidic, said Gray. As a result, it can be corrosive to equipment at the wastewater plant."

2017-02-07 - Scientists warn we could be extinct by 2026:

Note: That's not far-fetched. Once the barely-frozen clathrates in the Artic blow their wads, global firestorms will begin, sweeping southward and incinerating everything on the surface of the Earth. That could begin at any time now, and the area of the planet warming faster than any other area IS the Arctic...

2017-02-07 - North Atlantic storm to send more heat into the Arctic, again:

2017-02-07 - Rare polar phenomenon, Sudden Stratospheric Warming, could trigger big freeze across UK:

Quote: "The North Pole's high-altitude air has suddenly warmed up and is set to shunt cold low-level Arctic air south to Scotland."

2017-02-07 - Antarctic ice shelf rift grew 17 miles in the last two months:

2017-02-07 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Akron (Ohio), 1 injured:

2017-02-07 - Home destroyed by basement explosion and fire in East Lampeter Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-07 - Home heavily damaged by explosion in Russellville (Arkansas):

2017-02-07 - Residential building damaged by basement explosion in Cologne (Germany), 6 injuredL,+Germany/12503190.html

Note: These are the 53rd, 54th, 55th and 56th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-02-07 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, piles of plastic burn, near Edmonton (Canada):

2017-02-07 - Cargo ship 'Thorco Crown' disabled by fire near coastal Port aux Basques (Canada):

2017-02-07 - Fishing boat 'Sea Puppy' bursts into flame near coastal St. Catherines Island (Georgia):

2017-02-07 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at property on Staples Street in coastal Corpus, Corpus Christi (Texas):

Note: These are the 88th, 89th and 90th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-07 - Two transit buses destroyed by fire, another damaged, while parked at facility in Gombak District (Malaysia):

Quote: "Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Two express buses were destroyed while another was partially damaged when fire broke out at a bus depot in Gombak here today."

2017-02-07 - Fifteen transit buses destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM while parked at facility in Rupnagar (India):

Quote: "Guwahati, Feb. 7: Fifteen buses under Assam State Transport Corporation were charred and three were partially burnt in a fire at its workshop in Rupnagar just after midnight last night."

2017-02-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Odisha (India):

Note: These are the 106th through 123rd buses to burn in 2017...

2017-02-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Highway 301 near Folkston (Georgia):

Quote: "On February 2 a semi-truck carrying several vehicles travelling south on Highway 301 approximately three miles north of Folkston caught fire around 1:00 p.m."

Note: This is the 10th car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-02-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-70 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-02-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on US 23 near Chillicothe (Ohio):

2017-02-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11 PM on I-64 in Greenbrier County (West Virginia):

2017-02-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 in Kittitas County (Washington):

2017-02-07 - Tractor, car and shed destroyed by fire in Colfax Township (Michigan):

Quote: "'When I got on scene, the shed was burning, a tractor was burning, and a car parked right up by the shed was on fire also,' said Peruski, who added the shed could not be seen from the road. Officials are unsure of how the fire originated. Peruski said there was no electricity at the property."

2017-02-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on road in Norwich (Britain):

Note: These are the 209th, 210th, 211th, 212th, 213th, 214th and 215th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-07 - Five garbage trucks destroyed by fire at 6:17 AM while parked at landfill in Little Rock (Arkansas):

Quote: "Five garbage trucks worth more than a total of $1.3 million were rendered useless after a fire over the weekend at the Little Rock Solid Waste Facility. According to city officials, several of the city’s waste removal services will be on a delay due to the loss of equipment. The fire at the city’s landfill was called into the Little Rock Fire Department at about 6:17 AM on Sunday."

2017-02-07 - RV, two vehicles, scooter and mobile home destroyed by fire in Fisher County (Texas):

Quote: "The home on the 300 block of CR 428 caught fire just around 10:45 a.m. An adjacent garage, two vehicles, an RV, and a mobile scooter were destroyed as well."

2017-02-07 - RV bursts into flame on Manor Bend in Churston, Brixham, Devon (Britain):

Note: These are the 43rd and 44th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-07 - Van bursts into flame at 11:30 PM at gas station in East Enterprise (Indiana):

2017-02-07 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Manor Drive in Savile Park, Halifax (Britain):

2017-02-07 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at Tesco in Yate (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Military pickup truck explodes in Sa Kaeo Province (Thailand), 7 injured:

2017-02-07 - Two cars go up in flames while parked in parking lot at business in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at residential building in Portland (Oregon):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame at auto shop, fire spreads, shop destroyed, in Palm Desert (California):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage at club in Dapto (Australia), near the coast:

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Beribi (Brunei), near the coast:

2017-02-07 - Two cars go up in flames at midnight in Cherrington, Telford (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Shawclough Way in Rochdale (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4:57 AM while parked at home in Leverington Common (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 in Kent (Britain), and car bursts into flame in coastal Folkestone (Britain):

Quote: "Another vehicle fire which devastated a car in Folkestone was attended to by Kent Fire and Rescue Service, according to reports on Twitter."

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A4 in Knightsbridge (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Colburn (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on road near Williamstown (Ohio):

2017-02-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Ephesus Church Road in Chapel Hill (North Carolina):

2017-02-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at 12:39 AM in Summit Township (Pennsylvania), dozens of animals killed:

2017-02-07 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in Bedias (Texas):

2017-02-07 - Barn destroyed by fire near London (Canada):

2017-02-07 - Barn destroyed by fire on the island of Hoy (Scotland):

2017-02-07 - Two brush fires break out in Palm Desert (California):

Quote: "Clarification there are two separate brush fire. One on Country Club Drive and one near the I-10 and Washington."

2017-02-07 - Brush fire burns in Travis County (Texas):

2017-02-07 - Brush fire burns near I-81 in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2017-02-07 - Traffic light pole bursts into flame in Raymond (Mississippi):

2017-02-07 - Coast Guard station damaged by fire in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2017-02-07 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2017-02-07 - Tavern destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM in Ridgway (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-07 - Home damaged by fire just after 4 AM in Epping (New Hampshire):

2017-02-07 - Home damaged by basement fire at 6:42 AM in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2017-02-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-02-07 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire before 3 AM in Southington (Connecticut), nobody there:

2017-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Harrowgate, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:35 AM near Crestline (Ohio):

2017-02-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

2017-02-07 - Condo building heavily damaged by huge fire at Sandy River Plantation in Rangeley (Maine):

2017-02-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 11 PM in Oak Creek (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-02-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Morganton (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-02-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:53 AM near Asheboro (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-02-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in White Oak, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2017-02-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building shortly after midnight in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 killed:

2017-02-07 - Deadly fire destroys apartment building at 3 AM in Palmyra (Maine), 2 killed:

2017-02-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Sissonville (West Virginia):

2017-02-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in South Glens Falls (New York):

2017-02-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 5 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-02-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:45 AM in Ogden (Utah):

2017-02-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Fair Haven (Vermont):

2017-02-07 - Bees washing ashore dead at beach in coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "Naples residents say the problem started only a few days ago. They are both concerned and confused. 'Why are there bees? Where are they coming from? And why are they in a very specific area of the beach?' said Duff. A bee expert says seeing bees wash up at the beach is very unusual."

2017-02-07 - Man found dead in the water near coastal Port Orchard (Washington), empty 'ghost boat' runs aground, engine still running:

2017-02-07 - Man, 60, drops dead outside restaurant in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2017-02-07 - Woman, 73, found dead in pond in Vero Lake Estates (Florida), near the coast:

2017-02-07 - Woman, 73, found dead in swimming pool at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville (Oregon):

2017-02-07 - Man drops dead near Tillman’s Corner (Alabama):

2017-02-07 - Man, 53, found dead at Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area (Indiana):

2017-02-07 - Man, 52, found dead in submerged car in the Alabama River in Little River (Alabama):

2017-02-07 - Woman, 49, drops dead at her mother's grave in cemetery in Porcupine (South Dakota):

2017-02-07 - Woman slumps over dead in car in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "PD responded to a man down call on Tuesday evening at the 100 block of North Willett Street. Upon arrival, officers, along with the Memphis Fire Department, located the victim, who was unresponsive with a bluish skin discoloration to her face, according to police."

2017-02-07 - Man, 65, goes hunting, drops dead near road in Butler Township (Ohio):

2017-02-07 - Woman, 32, drops dead in jail cell in Shiawassee County (Michigan):

2017-02-07 - Woman found dead near railroad tracks in Provo (Utah):

2017-02-07 - Man, 26, found dead at 3 AM on sidewalk in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2017-02-07 - Person drops dead at home in New Bern (North Carolina):

2017-02-07 - Man, 21, sailor, collapses and dies on cargo ship 'Golden Taurus' southwest of Bermuda:

Quote: "A 21 year old Filipino crew member has died aboard the 'Golden Taurus' which was bound from New Orleans to Oran, North Africa. He had been found in a semi-conscious state in the afternoon of Feb 5, 2017. The vessel, which was 375 nautical miles south west of Bermuda at that time, immediately changed course for the island but despite medical efforts by crew on board, the sailor died."

2017-02-07 - Man, 29, found dead in pond in Tirumala (India):

2017-02-07 - Young man drops dead at business park on Embankment Way in Ringwood (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Passenger plane crash-lands at airport, skids off runway, in coastal Freeport (Bahamas):

2017-02-07 - Small plane crashes in field near Boeill Creek (Australia), engine failure:

2017-02-07 - Small plane crashes and burns near Marcos Paz (Argentina), 5 killed:

2017-02-07 - Helicopter crashes on road in Lee County (Kentucky):

2017-02-07 - Passenger bus overturns in Kerala (India), 32 injured:

2017-02-07 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge at 3 AM in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon), 1 lightly injured:

2017-02-07 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, in Tucson (Arizona), 2 injured:

2017-02-07 - Car veers off road, crashes into retention pond, in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2017-02-07 - Car crashes around, bursts into flame, on Five Islands Road in Unanderra (Australia), near the coast, 1 killed:

2017-02-07 - Car hits guardrail in the wee hours, bursts into flame, in Burlington (Canada), 2 killed:

2017-02-07 - Car veers off road, crashes into house, on Park Street in Stourbridge (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Man, 35, attacks cops, exhibits superhuman strength, then has 'medical episode' in Moses Lake (Washington):

Quote: "A man allegedly assaulted two Moses Lake police officers late Sunday night before suffering a 'medical episode' while he was detained."

Quote: "Additional (Moses Lake Police Department) officers arrived and were able to detain the suspect, who appeared to be displaying strength far above and beyond what would be expected of a person of his size and condition..."

2017-02-07 - Naked stick-wielding man attacks woman's car on the N2 near Nseleni River Bridge (South Africa):

2017-02-07 - Dog attacks and injures 3-year-old girl in Lancaster County (South Carolina):

2017-02-07 - Coyote attacks and kills dog, cats and chickens in Deltona (Florida):

2017-02-07 - Landslide closes Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County (California):

2017-02-07 - Sinkhole swallows and kills woman in Morongo Valley (California):

2017-02-07 - Sinkhole opens on street in Vista (Collapsifornia), near the coast:

2017-02-07 - Sinkhole opens on street in Walsall (Britain):

2017-02-07 - Sea water leaks into nuclear plant in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts):

2017-02-07 - Building collapses in Baker City (Oregon):

2017-02-07 - Volcanoes Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga, and Grímsvötn priming to erupt in Iceland:

2017-02-07 - Magnitude 6.3+ earthquake strikes in the ocean just off the coast of Pakistan:

2017-02-07 - Extreme heatwave set to bake Australia:

Quote: "A band of hot air more than 2,000 kilometres wide is expected to sweep across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, bringing heatwave temperatures - sometimes over 45 degrees - for vast areas in those states over the next few days."

2017-02-07 - Lightning strike kills man fighting fire in Mudgee (Australia):

2017-02-07 - Tornadoes hit Louisiana and Mississippi, at least 31 injured:

2017-02-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of California:

2017-02-07 - Powerful thunderstorm deluges Sydney (Australia):

2017-02-07 - Winter weather alerts issued for 23 states as US braces for severe storms:

2017-02-07 - Tropical Cyclone Carlos forms in the Southern Indian Ocean:

2017-02-07 - Menacing mammatus clouds engulf the sky over Pensacola (Florida):

2017-02-07 - Scary funnel cloud photographed in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but no tornado, storm or even rain was reported:

2017-02-07 - Rare 'fire rainbow' spotted in skies over Humberston (UK):

2017-02-07 - 36 countries hit by avian flu since October, Belgium the latest:

2017-02-07 - USDA quietly removes animal welfare inspection reports, documents only accessible through Freedom of Information Act requests:

Note: This change came with the new administration, so some big corporation(s) must benefit from depriving the public of easy accress to this information, probably drug companies and animal testing labs. One thing you can count on with Trump - if it benefits corporatist oligarchs, then he's gonna give them what they want, even if the common man pays the price, and the common man almost always pays the price. In this case though, it'll probably be animals that suffer...

2017-02-07 - Cause of noises made by meteors found:

2017-02-07 - Inside Amazon’s robot-run supermarket that needs just 3 human workers:

2017-02-07 - Here come the robots, and they are going to take almost all of our jobs:

Note: Got way bigger worries than that...


  1. Nuclear plant rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Flamanville (France):

  2. Great. Spread that shit everywhere! [geez] Like it isn't bad enough already.

    Well my wife insisted on going to work today, so I got her up at 5, made her coffee and saw her off at 5:45. She made it to work with no problem (she drove slowly and carefully). Now, however the heavy stuff is coming down with 50 mph wind gusts. The storm is expected to stop before noon, so I don't think it will end up being all that bad to clean up afterward.

    Amazing report again today, Jonny. Thanks for the sprinkling of humorous bits too. They don't go unnoticed and are appreciated (as Fran and I both have said).

    Yeah, the authorities have down-played the whole nuclear disaster since it happened. From 3 Mile Island through Chernobyl and Fukushima - they aren't paying any attention to the damage, which is significant and lethal in ANY dosage, caused by the toxic by-products being scattered to the winds, dumped into the ocean and "stored" on land (or even underground). This "industry" was NEVER supposed to be licensed - many of us opposed it from the PLANNING STAGE, before any reactor was ever built. The main complaint is that there's no safe place to store the waste! It's ALWAYS been this way, and the shitheads that built these plants DON'T CARE about anything except money for themselves at the expense of ALL LIFE ON EARTH! WTF!!

    That's when I gave up on politics (way before Bush II) and knew we'd end up here someday.

    [aside from the snide and wrong climate change denial slipped into the article, SOTT makes a convincing case against nukes]
    Highest Fukushima Radioactivity since 2011 and its 'Unimaginable' Consequences

    This is my entire first comment today because I fucking HATE the nuclear industry, politicians that are bought off to allow it and the complete unconcern of the citizenry for the environmental degradation and now EXTINCTION - this ON TOP OF all the climate change factors we have to deal with JUST FROM FOSSIL FUEL USE! Plants and animals, birds and fish - NONE of them can tolerate even MINOR amounts of this toxic shit.

    We're so done.


  3. Okay, okay . ... i'm calm now.

    Let's see what else is going on:

    Man hospitalized after pit bull terrier attack in Thibodaux, Louisiana

    Blue lightning shooting upward filmed from space for the first time

    "According to the researchers, this is the first time they've ever seen this blue lightning shoot up like that" [more]

    Northeast US braces for biggest blizzard of the year

    [great pic of the two day transition from balmy to blizzard]

    [the worst of the storm will be the east coast states above PA]

    [yesterday SOTT published a complete BULLSHIT article by a supposed NASA employee saying the data was manipulated - here's the truth, but I bet SOTT won't print it]

    No data manipulation in 2015 climate study, researchers say – Accuser rows back from claim

    “The issue here is not an issue of tampering with data,” he said, “but rather really of timing of a release of a paper that had not properly disclosed everything it was.”

    [OH, ya lying bastard, now it WASN'T manipulation! How about ya just shut the fuck up!]

    Thursday, 9 February 2017
    Antarctica's shrinking sea ice

    A chunk of sea ice — equal to the size of India — has vanished from Antarctica because of the record heat

    Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say. [more; damn! . ..]

    Massive sinkhole

    Massive sinkhole that swallowed 215 million gallons of radioactive water drained into the aquifer system which supplies drinking water to millions of Americans

    [YEAH, drink up America! The idiots are worried about filling in the goddamn hole!]

    More on Fukushima

    Fox News: Breaking… “New fuel leaks have been discovered” at Fukushima — “Experts believe melted fuel is leaking” — Radiation levels could be over 5,000 sieverts — “Wow, this is a crazy story”… it only continues to get worse

    [Do I seem bitter and cross today? This next article is below the one just cited @ seemorerocks]

    Nuclear Hotseat #294: NO Radiation Spike at Fukushima – Nancy Foust of Simply Info (It’s still bad, but it’s not suddenly worse)

    [listen to Kevin's rant (that could be me - i'm so pissed)]

    Recession 2017? Things Are Happening That Usually Never Happen Unless A New Recession Is Beginning

    [more below]


  4. The Zuckerberg Omen Just Triggered

    When only three stocks are holding up the entire market and one of them is Facebook (The other two are Apple and Philip Morris)

    [i'm beginning to think we won't even make it to 2019]

    In Clowns We Trust

    Unfortunately, the Idiocracy doesn't believe in facts, truth, or reality...They prefer to have trusted serial psychopaths whisper sweet nothings up their ass. This market is supported solely by non-stop bullshit [more]

    "Severe heatwave conditions!" Temperatures approaching 50C (122F) to hit large parts of Australia after storms dumped half a month of rain on Tuesday

    A band of hot air more than 2,000 kilometres wide is expected to sweep across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, bringing heatwave temperatures - sometimes over 45 degrees - for vast areas in those states over the next few days. [more]

    [snowing lightly here now, 8:45 a.m., and wind has diminished]

    Thursday, 9 February 2017
    Calling out the mayor of Portland

    Mimi German on Nature Bats Last

    [~1 hr podcast]

    Faster than Expected

    According to the Pentagon’s JASON Group, the situation for life on Earth will be far worse than I have ever described. A well-informed insider there wrote on 19 December 2016: “THE JASON GROUP at the Pentagon is getting new data (upon my constant requests) that the effect of over 450 reactors melting down will most likely destroy the Ozone layers. Rather than going Venus Earth will end up more like Mars. Very dead with almost no chance to regenerate an atmosphere. Report to be published in 2017.” [more]

    Bank of America opens branches without employees

    [i'm sure it won't have ANY impact on unemployment stats . .]

    [Let the robots deposit their own money, since humans won't have any soon.]

    As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the Universe Are Threatened

    Today, nearly 45 percent of trading is done electronically, according to Coalition, a U.K. firm that tracks the industry. In addition to back-office clerical workers, on Wall Street machines are replacing a lot of highly paid people, too. [more]

    Climate change linked to seafood bacteria

    A link between climate change and a new strain of bacteria has helped scientists understand why more seafood lovers are being poisoned. [more; hat-tip CO Bob @ Scribbler's]


  5. Heh, I know this storm deposited some big snow in SOME places, but not around here! Maybe 3" of heavy, wet snow/slush. Driveway and cars are clear, sun and wind should dry off the blacktop before long. No biggie.

    Louisiana box factory explosion, 3 dead 1 missing

    Lucky this time: Explosion at nuclear Flamanville power plant in France, no risk of contamination

    The incident occurred at 9:45 local time (08:45 GMT) in an engine room, Électricité de France (EDF) saidin a statement. The power at Reactor №1 was "disconnected automatically" after the blaze started in an engine room in the non-nuclear part of the facility.

    At least five people have been slightly injured inhaling the fumes caused by the blast, AFP reports citing authorities.

    Protests erupt as Standing Rock Tribe vows court challenge to DAPL easement

    The announcement was a major blow to Native American "water protectors," who were told in December that the Army Corps would not grant the company building the pipeline, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, an easement to complete the final two miles of the $3.7 billion 1,170-mile pipeline. [more]

    [As usual, they LIED to the Native Americans. Our government broke EVERY treaty they ever signed with them.]

    Deadly virus kills 2,500 endangered Saiga antelopes in Mongolia

    [not sure about the cause; virus or disease would kill them one by one or a few at a time]


  6. You might like this, Jonny:

    Unified Field Theory and the Paranormal

    [1 hr. 15 min. video - fascinating stuff]

    Indian boy plagued by mysterious 'stigmata' condition appeals to the world for a cure


  7. Gray whales in Mexico endangered by rising water temperatures

    [45 sec video clip & some text]

    There's No Way Out Of The Hotel Californication

    Trump took corruption to level '11'. There's only one way this gleeful mass corruption can end...

    Trump promised to "fix" Wall Street, so he hired Goldman Sachs at Treasury and repealed Dodd-Frank

    He promised to help the Middle Class, so he is going to impose a border tax to raise middle class taxes and cut corporate taxes

    He promised to drain the swamp, so he hired ALL industry insiders into his cabinet

    He promised to fix the trade deficit, which is now the worst since 2012, compliments of stronger U.S. dollar since the election

    He promised to fix the debt, so now he will cut taxes for the ultra-wealthy while imploding the U.S. budget

    "Buy stocks, for next we plunder the grandchildren. Yes, again..." [more]