Thursday, May 4, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-03

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

2017-05-03 - Man has 'medical event' and is seriously burned in Blood Alley Square in Gastown area in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

Quote: "A man is in hospital being treated for serious burns following an incident in Gastown on Wednesday evening. It remains unclear what took place, though Vancouver police Sgt. Randy Fincham said the burns came as a result of a 'medical event.' Police were on-site to assist with the incident in Blood Alley Square; no criminal investigation is taking place. 'He has been taken to hospital with significant burn injuries, in addition to his initial health incident,' said Fincham in an email."

2017-05-03 - Early season Russia-Siberia wildfire outbreak expands due to heat:

2017-05-03 - Underground explosion hits coal mine in Azadshahr (Iran), 35+ killed, dozens trapped:

2017-05-03 - Underground electrical fire hits Milpitas (California):

Quote: "Also on Wednesday afternoon, Milpitas fire personnel responded to an underground electric vault fire in the northwest corner of the Great Mall shopping center near The Home Depot store. As of about 5 p.m., the fire may have caused much of the mall to go without power."

2017-05-03 - Underground electrical fire spews flames from pavement in Coventry (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Railway tunnel rocked by explosion in Guizhou Province (China), 12 killed, 12 injured:

2017-05-03 - Landfill fire breaks out at 5:03 AM on Village Street in East Knapton (Britain):

Quote: "Village Street, East Knapton TOC: 05:03 Crews from Sherburn, Malton and Pickering are in attendance at a fire involving a large amount of landfill. Incident is currently ongoing."

2017-05-03 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame near Sargodha (Pakistan):

2017-05-03 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Smithtown (New York), between Stump Pond and Millers Pond, 1 injured:

2017-05-03 - Home damaged by explosion on 6th Street in Muscle Shoals (Alabama), near the Tennessee River:

Note: These are the 145th and 146th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-05-03 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked at Homer's Wharf in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2017-05-03 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake St. Clair near Fair Haven (Michigan):

Note: These are the 351st and 352nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-03 - Passenger train goes up in flames at station in Harbanspura (India):

2017-05-03 - Passenger train locomotive bursts into flame in Martins Yard, off Spencer Bridge Road in Northampton (Britain):

2017-05-03 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Bolivar County (Mississippi):

Quote: "A West Bolivar School District school bus burst into flames and burned Wednesday."

Note: This is the 83rd school buss to burn in 2017, and this is the 344th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-05-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at intersection in coastal Boca Raton (Florida):

2017-05-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked at business on Castlebar Road in Westport (Ireland), 1 mile from the coast:

Quote: "The unidentified driver pulled in at Supermacs on the Castlebar Road in Westport, just about a mile out from the town. It's understood the driver got out of the bus to enter the shop and returned to the bus on fire."

Note: These the 345th and 346th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-05-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 in Washington County (Illinois):

Quote: "Officials first believed it was a semi crash on Interstate 64 at Mile Post 45 and discovered the incident was not a crash but a semi fire instead."

2017-05-03 - Tractor (combine) and barn go up in flames near Auchnagatt (Scotland), 50+ sheep killed:

Quote: "More than 30 firefighters from across the north-east were called to Blackpots Farm, near Auchnagatt, after a fire broke out in the outbuildings on Sunday. They managed to beat back the flames, but a combine harvester was destroyed."

2017-05-03 - Tractor bursts into flame on Challick Lane in Wiveliscombe (Britain):

Note: These are the 751st, 752nd and 753rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-03 - Dump truck bursts into flame at business in Dovre (Wisconsin):

2017-05-03 - Heavy truck hauling pallets bursts into flame on Route 61 near Shoesmakersville (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Fire crews are mopping up after a truck hauling pallets caught fire on Route 61 near Shoesmakersville."

2017-05-03 - Box truck bursts into flame on US 101 north of Willits (California):

2017-05-03 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on road near Gorakhnath (India):

2017-05-03 - Shredder truck bursts into flame on St Albans Road in Watford (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Truck bursts into flame along Dam Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Ambulance bursts into flame outside medical center in Delhi (India), second in a month, fourth in 9 months:

Quote: "An ambulance stationed outside a health centre caught fire during the wee hours, on Wednesday, in South-West Delhi's Najafgarh area, after dropping a patient to his house. While no mortalities were reported, the incident has once again brought out the much-hyped CATS ambulances under scanner. As many as four cases of fire in ambulances have been reported since July 2016."

Quote: "A total of four CATS ambulances have spontaneously caught fire in the last nine months, raising question marks over their safety standards."

Note: Buy some new ones. They'll still burn...

2017-05-03 - RV bursts into flame just after 6 AM on street in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-03 - RV bursts into flame on I-40 near Kingman (Arizona):

Quote: "An RV fire is blocking I-40 EB at milepost 41 near Kingman."

Note: These are the 170th and 171st RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-03 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the A46 near Dunkirk Mills (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home near Hawleyville (Connecticut):

2017-05-03 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Orrville (Ohio):

2017-05-03 - Van bursts into flame on Church Road in Ashton, Chester (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Minivan bursts into flame on Navarre Avenue in Toledo (Ohio):

Quote: "The large campaign sign on the top of the van was not damaged."

Note: Excellent, so no need to spend fifty bucks on a new sign, just ten grand for another minivan...

2017-05-03 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at Walmart on Lansdowne Street in Peterborough (Canada):

2017-05-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel near coastal Chesapeake Bay (Virginia):

2017-05-03 - Police car bursts into flame on street in Victorville (California):

2017-05-03 - Multiple cars go up in flames at auto shop in the Town of Fishkill (New York):

Quote: "Multiple cars are on fire at Wits Auto Repair at 850 Route 9 in the Town of Fishkill, according to the Fishkill Police."

2017-05-03 - Two cars go up in flames while parked at store on Hickman Road in Waukee (Iowa):

2017-05-03 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Coralville (Iowa):

2017-05-03 - Car bursts into flame near Highway 18 and Garfield Avenue near Rock Valley (Iowa):

2017-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Mugga Lane in Jerrabomberra (Australia):

2017-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 near Stowmarket (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Newton Road in Bovey Tracey (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Market Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 near Taunton (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Cottingham Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cottingham Road, Hull. Wed 3 May 2017 17:49 (No:09550) One motorcycle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-05-03 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Parrottsville (Tennessee):

2017-05-03 - Car and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Perry Township (Ohio):

2017-05-03 - Car and home destroyed by fire on Dog River Road in Parkdale (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-05-03 - Barn destroyed by huge fire in Farragut (Tennessee):

2017-05-03 - Barn, farm equipment and hay go up in flames just after midnight near Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2017-05-03 - Muck fire erupts in Golden Gate Estates (Florida), 17 miles from the coast:

2017-05-03 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Mashpee (Massachusetts):

2017-05-03 - Mulch fire breaks out at recycling business near Speegleville (Texas):

2017-05-03 - Plants burst into flame shortly after 2 AM on balcony, fire spreads to apartment building, in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Firefighters later said the plants at one of the units' balcony set on fire, and then spread into the hallway of the residence."

2017-05-03 - Garbage bursts into flame before 7 AM in garbage truck on street in South Brunswick Township (New Jersey):

2017-05-03 - Daycare destroyed by fire in Mesquite (Texas), nobody there:

2017-05-03 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-05-03 - Portable classroom destroyed by fire at 2 AM at school in the Riverbend area in Winnipeg (Canada):

2017-05-03 - Scrap business destroyed by fire in Dongri (India):

2017-05-03 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2017-05-03 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Mill Creek Hollow Road in Brady Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-03 - Garage damaged by fire at home on Cottingham Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cottingham Road, Hull. Wed 3 May 2017 21:19 (No:09574) Garage fire. 2 hose reels, 2 BA and ceiling hook in use. Tic also in use."

Note: Same street as the motorcycle that burned in Hull on this day...

2017-05-03 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3:39 AM in Marion (South Carolina), nobody there:

2017-05-03 - Home damaged by garage fire before 6:30 AM in coastal Port Hueneme (California):

2017-05-03 - Home damaged by fire in Darlington (South Carolina), nobody there:

2017-05-03 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Midway City (California), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-05-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Wilmington Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 5 AM in Mineral Wells (West Virginia), nobody there:

2017-05-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 3 AM in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2017-05-03 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4 AM in Kuna (Idaho):

2017-05-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Houston (Texas), nobody there:

2017-05-03 - Two homes damaged by fire in Denver (Colorado), 1 lightly injured:

2017-05-03 - Two homes damaged by fire shortly before 2 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada), 2 injured, dog killed:

2017-05-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM in Shullsburg (Wisconsin), 2 killed, others injured:

2017-05-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2017-05-03 - Deadly fire burns home in Lower Towamensing Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2017-05-03 - Deadly fire destroys home in Tucker (Georgia), 3 killed:

2017-05-03 - Vacant barn destroyed by fire near Greely (Canada):

2017-05-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Flint (Michigan):

2017-05-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-05-03 - Vacant apartment building burns in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-05-03 - Vacant ambulance station burns on Elwick Road in Hartlepool (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-05-03 - Vacant recycling warehouse burns shortly before 5 AM in Cullman (Alabama):

2017-05-03 - Pilot whale washes ashore dead on coastal Wassaw Island (Georgia):

2017-05-03 - Hundreds of birds crash into building and die in coastal Galveston (Texas):

Note: Maybe they flew through some gas or got hit by some contaminated rain over the Gulf of Mexico and got disoriented. Anybody checking? Nope...

2017-05-03 - Fish found dead in the Navesink River in coastal Red Bank (New Jersey):

2017-05-03 - Olive Ridley turtle found dead at beach in coastal Agonda (India):

2017-05-03 - After massive die-off of murres (birds) in Alaska, the survivors are failing to breed:

Quote: "The massive die-offs that left Alaska beaches coated with tens of thousands of murre carcasses in 2015 and 2016 also took a big toll on the birds' next generation when survivors failed to breed. There was a near-total reproduction failure last year at all of the monitored breeding sites in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea, federal biologists report."

2017-05-03 - Tiger found dead along canal in Chandrapur (India):

2017-05-03 - Two workers, both mid-30s, drop dead in sewer manhole in Patna (India), man saves two more then collapses:

Quote: "Two other cleanliness staffers of PMC, who went into the manhole to save them, fell unconscious as they were affected by the poisonous gas in the sewer. The fire service was called in and Pawan Kumar, a fireman, went into the manhole and brought out the two unconscious men and the two others who had died. Kumar became unconscious immediately after coming out."

2017-05-03 - Three sisters, 9, 7 and 2, go to collect flowers, all three found dead in swamp in Kosum Phisai District (Thailand):

2017-05-03 - Person throws money into the Sidhwan Canal, two boys jump in and die, in Ludhiana (India):

2017-05-03 - Woman, 20 to 30, found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Casselberry (Florida):

2017-05-03 - College student, man, 22, found dead in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2017-05-03 - Man, 71, found dead next to golf cart in dried retention pond in Lady Lake (Florida):

2017-05-03 - Man, 47, drops dead before 5:30 AM outside his home in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

Quote: "A 47-year-old man was found dead on 39th Street this morning, but there doesn't appear to be any signs of foul play, authorities said. Bayonne Police said they received a call at 5:30 a.m. this morning that a resident was unresponsive on the steps of his 39th Street home between Avenue B and Kennedy Boulevard."

2017-05-03 - Middle-aged man found dead in the Arthur Kill (body of water) near pier in Carteret (New Jersey):

2017-05-03 - Man, 53, drops dead near mall in Pittsfield Township (Michigan):

2017-05-03 - Boy, 14, found dead in the American River in Folsom (California):

2017-05-03 - Man, 23, found dead in coastal Vallejo (California):

2017-05-03 - Man found dead in Lake Houston near his home in Houston (Texas):

2017-05-03 - Man, 23, found dead in the water under shrimp boat in Chauvin (Louisiana):

2017-05-03 - Person found dead in the Cowlitz River near Toledo (Washington):

2017-05-03 - College student, man, 21, found dead at waterfall in Belukar Bukit Recreation Park (Malaysia):

2017-05-03 - Man, 48, dies while snorkeling at coastal Mamutik Island (Malaysia):

2017-05-03 - Man, 60 to 70, found dead at beach in coastal Hong Kong (China):

2017-05-03 - Man in his 30s found dead at Newlands Corner (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Man found dead at top of cliff in coastal Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Britain):

2017-05-03 - Man found dead in woodland in Irby (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-05-03 - Man in his 20s found dead in harbor in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2017-05-03 - School bus driver, 56, has 'medical emergency', bus crashes into building, in Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "A school bus carrying children crashed into a building on Detroit’s east side after the driver suffered a medical emergency, police said Wednesday. No children were injured in the crash about 4 p.m. at Charles and Mound. No one was inside the building at the time of the accident. The bus driver, 56, was taken to a hospital Wednesday following the crash, police said. The extent of his injuries was not known Wednesday afternoon."

2017-05-03 - School bus driver, man, 60, has 'medical problem' at 6:40 AM, bus veers over centerline, in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "A 60-year-old school bus driver apparently became ill Wednesday morning while behind the wheel as his bus traveled in the wrong lanes of traffic. Callers to Douglas County 911 reported that the bus, which had no students aboard, was spotted heading west in the eastbound lanes of L Street around 6:40 a.m. One caller said he thought the driver was experiencing some type of a medical problem."

2017-05-03 - Man, 43, has 'medical event, van veers off road, hits building, in Madison (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

Quote: "The van was traveling westbound when it crossed over the median and eastbound traffic lanes before jumping the curb and striking a building near the mall. The injured driver, a 43-year-old man, was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead after arriving. According to police, the crash was due to a major medical event."

2017-05-03 - Man, 61, has 'medical issue', big rig slams into tree, in Pembroke Pines (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Miami Gardens husband, father and truck driver was killed Wednesday morning when his truck smashed into a tree in Pembroke Pines. Police say it’s likely 61-year-old John Henry Young suffered a medical issue as he left 19446 SW Fifth St. after making a delivery."

Note: Tons of lakes and canals in that area, and 17 miles from the coast...

2017-05-03 - Driver has 'medical condition', SUV crashes into pillar and kiosk, in Wausau (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical condition is believed to be a factor in a crash the damage city structure in downtown Wausau. A spokesman for the Wausau Fire Department said the crash occurred on 3rd Street, south of McClellan Street. The driver struck a concrete planter on the east side of 3rd Street near La Prima Deli. The driver continued and struck a kiosk containing a downtown guide and map."

2017-05-03 - Small plane crashes near Windmill Road in South Colton (New York), 1 killed:

2017-05-03 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on Highway 135 near Knobel (Arkansas):

2017-05-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-20 in Birmingham (Alabama):

2017-05-03 - SUV slams into people at auto auction in Billerica (Massachusetts), 13 miles from the coast, 3 killed, 9+ injured:

Quote: "WCVB spoke to several witnesses who speculated the driver may have had a 'medical episode' when he accelerated, though investigators have not commented on the driver. "

2017-05-03 - SUV veers off road, crashes into salon, in Parker (Colorado):

Quote: "Just this past weekend, a vehicle crashed through the RNK Running and Walking store at 13019 S. Parker Road, injuring six people, South Metro Fire Rescue said. One person was in critical condition, two people were in serious condition and three had minor injuries after the car plowed through the store. Store owner Jim Browning said one of the injured employees is former Olympic runner Trent Briney. The Parker Police Department said the driver involved might have suffered a medical incident that caused the crash."

2017-05-03 - Car crashes into shopping center, in coastal Geelong (Australia), 880 feet from the ocean, 3 injured:

Quote: "It is not clear whether the driver was affected by a medical condition, or accidentally hit the accelerator."

2017-05-03 - Car's brakes fail, car plunges into Onondaga Creek in Syracuse (New York):

2017-05-03 - Naked man found at 1 AM on 14th Street in coastal Washington DC:

2017-05-03 - Man, 41, attacks father, steals car, found naked in a creek, in Kamloops (Canada):

2017-05-03 - Komodo dragon attacks and injures man in West Manggarai (Indonesia):

2017-05-03 - Wild dogs attack and injure 5-year-old boy in Sakarya Province (Turkey):

2017-05-03 - Retaining wall collapses, landslide hits two homes, in Mount Adams area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "Engineers are still trying to determine what caused a Mount Adams landslide that damaged two houses Wednesday. Their main question: did the hillside begin slipping and knock over the retaining wall, or did a retaining wall fail, allowing the hillside to slide down?"

2017-05-03 - Motorcycle business partially collapses in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-03 - Water main breaks, massive sinkhole opens, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-05-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, near Sandy Springs (Georgia):

2017-05-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Maryland Heights (Missouri):

2017-05-03 - Eight students hit by 'asthma-like' symptoms at school in Broadview (Illinois):

Note: Soooo...breathing difficulties. No way did eight students have simultaneous asthma attacks without there being something in the environment that caused it, though whatever it was may have dissipated before the responders arrived...

2017-05-03 - Boy, 16, has 'medical episode' in swimming pool at school in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Lincoln Police responded to Southwest High School just after noon Wednesday to reports of an unconscious student pulled from the school pool. Police say when they arrived, it was declared a medical episode."

2017-05-03 - Nature Bats Last, with Guy McPherson:

2017-05-03 - As winter temperatures continue to rise in the Arctic, viruses to be unleashed:

2017-05-03 - Huge Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica hanging by a proverbial thread:

2017-05-03 - The importance of biology and habitat in abrupt climate change:

2017-05-03 - Understanding the jetstream, with Jennifer Francis:

2017-05-03 - 50 earthquakes shake underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny near the island of Grenada:

2017-05-03 - 650 aftershocks recorded since Apr 25 M6.9 earthquake off Valparaiso (Chile):

2017-05-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Java (Indonesia), 10+ killed:

2017-05-03 - Heavy rain and winds damage crops in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-05-03 - Thousands of cattle killed by spring snowstorm in Colorado:

2017-05-03 - Rare 'sprites' caught on camera beside Southern Lights off Kiama (Australia):

2017-05-03 - At least 8 different drugs are likely to be found in your tap water:

2017-05-03 - Monsanto caught funding an army of trolls:

2017-05-03 - US auto sales plunge dramatically as the consumer debt bubble continues to collapse:

2017-05-03 - X-ray 'tsunami' wave found in Perseus galaxy cluster:

2017-05-03 - Firefighter directs traffic to the song Kung Fu Fighting:


  1. Hey, Jonny! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Weather people say you're in for about a 4 day respite from all the rain, while we in PA are just gettin' started on "cool and wet for the foreseeable future." Swell.

    Hull pickin' up a double on this day.

    Explosions at hazardous waste plant in Spain leave 37 injured

    Several explosions ripped through a recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid on Thursday, injuring 37 people, three of them seriously, and forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, officials said.

    The authorities are investigating the cause of the blasts.
    [more; and we'll never hear about what they find]

    Brief worldwide Twitter outages day after WhatsApp panic

    20 small earthquakes strike near Kitsap Peninsula, Washington

    Shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake recorded near Karakenja, Tajikistan; followed by 3 aftershocks

    Dead humpback whale found at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; fifth in 10 months

    This is the fifth humpback whale death in Delaware in the last 10 months, and the 43rd on the East Coast from 2016 to the present. [more]

    Elephant kills a mahout at Dubare Elephant Camp in India

    A mahout was killed by Forest department elephant on Thursday in Dubare elephant camp.

    Sources said that elephant Karthik (7) trampled Mani (47), a mahout to death while he was providing fodder.

    The incident occurred at five o clock in the evening. Last month on April 17 the same elephant had killed a mahout Annu (45). [more]

    National Guard deployed to combat Arkansas flooding following at least 9 levee breaches

    Morning sun halo appears in Iowa skies

    Arkansas city 'rocks' massive sinkhole

    "There Was No One Left To Fuck Over"

    This will be biblical, I guarantee you that much...

    Today the Roman Congress took the first steps to repeal the post-2008 financial regulations, and also to repeal Obamacare, which will eventually leave 24 million people without health insurance. 

    It was a "good day" for corruption so Circus Clownius who has "amazing" health coverage by the way, is very happy

    Now, back to collapse in broad daylight

    How about a China-induced commodities meltdown, first quarter GDP implosion, recession stock rotation, blow-off top in Tech, a clueless Fed, and a Circus Clown in the White House, would that be an hypothetically worthy "catalyst"? [more]

    [more below]



    To summarize the "logic" in the prior post: Wall Street collectively doesn't believe that a crash can happen therefore they over-leverage themselves to GUARANTEE it does happen. It's called conflict-of-someone-else's-money.

    Remember to act surprised when it happens...

    Here is the Hindenburg Omen I alluded to earlier today [graph]

    In other words, ahead of Sunday's election, Europe is the new global "safe haven"

    What could go wrong? [more]

    "Printing Money Was Their Secret To Effortless Wealth"

    "The key driver of realized global reflation, has been China"

    "Every single piece of U.S. data that was released Monday missed expectations..., personal income growth slowed, personal spending stagnated, construction spending turned negative and manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace this year according to the ISM." [more]

    Nature paper on the "hiatus".

    For Hadcrut it's now 1.4°/Cen (other surface indices are higher).

    So my conclusion is that, just as contrarians protest (with some justice) that not too much should be made of the current strong warming trends, because they are influenced by a single event, so too should the much weaker hiatus be observed with modest interest, because it is the result of the concurrence of two weaker events, La Nina's, which get less noticed because they are less prominent, but are equally rather chance occurrences. [more; I corrected the spelling and spacing errors]

    New Crack Found in Delaware-Sized Chunk of Larsen C Ice Shelf as it Heads Toward Southern Ocean

    Choking dust storm engulfs Beijing, less than a week after hottest April day on record

    Less than a week after enduring the hottest April day on record, Beijing was struck by a choking dust storm on Thursday and may not experience relief through Friday. [more]

    Torrential rain to exacerbate flooding following record crests along central U.S. rivers – Arkansas Governor deploys National Guard to combat flooding after at least 9 levee breaches

    [I can't even imagine how much cropland washed out in this]

    Slow-moving disaster to continue for days, perhaps weeks

    The North Fork of the White River, near Tecumseh, Missouri, reached a record crest of 35.51 feet on Saturday night. [more]

    Killer whale Lulu found with extreme levels of PCBs, may be “the most contaminated on planet”

    [weren't PCBs banned years ago?]

    killer whale found dead on the Scottish island of Tiree had one of the highest levels of PCB pollution ever recorded, scientists say. [more]


  3. News Links, May 5, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Canada Housing Bubble Pops and Looks Similar to US Housing Bubble

    Canada's Largest Alternative Mortgage Lender Crashes in Dramatic Fashion.

    Canada's Banking System Is Crashing Before Our Eyes

    Puerto Rico Triggers Largest Ever US Muni Bankruptcy Process

    Wealthy feel pinch of housing costs as one in four Australians face mortgage stress
    The burden of housing costs is biting even in Australia's wealthiest suburbs as an unprecedented one in four households nationally face mortgage stress, according to the latest in a 15-year series of analyses.

    Copper, barometer of global economy, posts worst drop in 19 months on China growth worries

    Trump's Commodities Rally Is Almost Gone

    China service sector slows, suggesting economy losing steam

    Tesla Burns Through $620 Million, Loses $13,000 Per Car Made Ahead Of Model 3 Launch

    Apple CEO Vows to Bring Manufacturing Back to the US, Robots to Fill Most of the Jobs

    Delta: Get off this flight or you're going to jail and your kids will be taken away
    "Airlines don't give a crap about their customers."

    After two gov't bailouts, Italy's Alitalia airline is again bankrupt

    Airlines Made $4.2 Billion in Baggage Fees Alone Last Year. But Their Profits Still Plunged

    American Airlines is taking away more legroom in economy, report says

    What airlines don't want you to know: Our view

    Court: Airlines can be sued over baggage fees when bags are late

    Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

    Syrian government supports de-escalation zones: foreign ministry

    Mattis in talks to keep 'several thousand' US troops in Iraq after ISIS

    South Korea's Likely Next President Warns US Not to Meddle in Nation's Democracy

    Yemeni Al-Qaeda Leader: We're Fighting Alongside US-Backed Forces

    While the Pentagon often presents the war in Yemen as being against al-Qaeda by way of trying to justify ever deeper direct US involvement, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Qasim al-Rimi was a bit more frank about the situation, noting AQAP forces regularly fight "alongside" the US-backed Sunni forces.

    Saudi Power Struggle Could Destabilize The Entire Middle East

    Tillerson 'Emphatic' About Need to Halt South China Sea Buildup

    Anger grows in South Korea over US anti-missile system

    The US is using so much solar power that it will have to prepare for the August eclipse

    No end in sight as oil slide accelerates; 'The bears are in control of this market'

    The World Is Buying American Diesel as Fast as Refiners Can Make It
    Indeed, diesel fuel is the workhorse fuel of industrial society, running trucks, heavy machinery, and generators. -- RF

    "A Nightmarish Picture For Iron Ore Prices" Has Emerged, Axiom Warns

    A desperate plea for help as four African nations near a famine crisis

    [more below]


  4. Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

    There Is One Way Out of Debt-Serfdom: Fanatic Frugality

    Deadly 'superbug' fungus emerging in U.S. hospitals

    Hidden Radiation Secrets of the World Health Organization

    Loud Ship Traffic Is Causing Seals To Go Deaf

    Pittsburgh is second largest U.S. water system exceeding federal lead level

    Analysis Of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Confirms, Once Again, That Humans Are Driving Climate Change

    This hidden fee is become increasingly common — and it's a nasty surprise on medical bills

    President Obama's team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election

    NSA Collected Americans' Phone Records Despite Law Change: DNI Report

    NYPD Refuses to Disclose Information About Its Face Recognition Program, So Privacy Researchers Are Suing

    Those !@#% Passwords Are Headed Out. Here's What Comes Next
    Sounds great! But unlike a password, which can be changed at will, you cannot change your stolen biometrics. Additionally, you must somehow provide your biometrics in order for the system to work. It's unlikely that you can keep your biometrics out of the hands of governments, corporations, hackers, and other parties. -- RF

    New virus found to have destroyed IoT device
    A Japanese research group has found a new type of computer virus that destroys programs in devices that are connected to the Internet.

    Business is booming for the surveillance state

    Eugene Kaspersky on cyber-espionage: 'The reality is that everyone hacks everyone'

    NATO cyberwar games show the U.S. needs more practice

    [more below]


  5. NYT Cheers the Rise of Censorship Algorithms
    The New York Times is cheering on the Orwellian future for Western "democracy" in which algorithms quickly hunt down and eliminate information that the Times and other mainstream outlets don't like.

    Let's Call Western Media Coverage of Syria By Its Real Name: Propaganda

    Government Smearing of Israel's Critics
    Israel's pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies.

    Al-Jazeera Said To Film False Flag Chemical Attack Against Syrian Civilian

    Earth Overshoot: How Sustainable is Population Growth?

    Too many humans: Shhh. Hear the rustle of grass? Not so much now in US parks
    Peaceful, natural sounds- bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass - are sometimes being drowned out by noise from people in many of America's protected parks and wilderness areas, a new study finds.

    Climate change may corrode concrete even faster [they have no idea, Jonny]

    The Decline of the West: Left or Right, It Doesn't Matter

    Dangerous bridges: 100,000 are at least 65 years old and subjected to thousands of daily crossings

    No. of children in Japan falls for 36th year to new record low

    Fukushima's Nuclear Radiation Could Be Spread By Raging Wildfire

    Kyle Bass Warns "All Hell Is About To Break Loose" In China

    Carmageddon: After Abysmal April Sales, Auto Workers Prepare For "Extended" Summer Shutdowns

    GM Auto Inventory Hits 10 Year High: Most Since November 2007, One Month Before The Recession Started

    Dip in Tesla's customer deposits triggers worries over orders

    Shulkin says he's considering closing 1,100 VA facilities
    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector.

    Most U.S. Homes Are Worth Less Than Before the Crash

    Puerto Rico Placed in Bankruptcy Protection: Illinois Needs Similar Deal

    U.S Gold Scrap Market Drying Up: Americans Pawned Off Their Best Asset To Go Further Into Debt

    Welcome to the new retirement — now you have to figure out how to pay for it

    State Farm to Displace 4,200 Workers, Exit 11 Locations

    Washington Is Making It Tougher to Retire

    Republican Sponsored "Trumpcare" Passes House: Hooray?

    Factory Orders, Except Aircraft, Fizzle Once Again

    [Tequila for everyone today! Ah-ha!]


  6. 2 dead after cargo plane crashes at West Virginia Yeager Airport

    Huge blaze engulfed a building in central Moscow, not far from Kremlin

    [no cause given]

    Last straw: Barret Brown wants out of America's 'moral vacuum' after being being re-imprisoned for talking to press

    Brown lamented the US's current state of affairs, not just politically, but socially. He cited the downfall of whistleblowers in recent years, and looked more favorably on developments in Germany and Iceland, where protests and uprisings had shifted government actions or rolled back the state altogether. Those countries were the kind he would "like to live in," he told RT. [more]

    'Vicious plot': Pyongyang claims CIA planning biochemical attack against Kim Jong-un

    [SOTT]Comment: Given the CIA's history, the N. Korean's concern is warranted. [more; and I agree]

    First large Chinese-made passenger jet C919 takes flight, seeks to rival Boeing and Airbus

    [SOTT]Comment: Russia's answer to Boeing and Airbus: MC-21 airliner rolls off assembly room floor [more]

    Raccoon attack leaves elderly woman in bandages in Niagara, Ontario

    An 81-year-old woman is recovering from bites and scratches after being attacked by a raccoon at her St. Catharines home in what officials say is a rare event. [more]

    Man attacked by stray cow for 20 minutes in Gujarat, India

    A stray cow went berserk and seriously injured a motorcycle-borne diamond polisher at Rukshmani Nagar society near Bapasitaram Chowk in Katargam on late Wednesday evening. The incident occurred when Dinesh Prajapati, 38, was returning home from work.

    The angry cow came in front of Prajapati, a resident of adjoining Nandanvan Society, and he lost control on the vehicle. The cow continued to attack the youth for more than 20 minutes, before the youth gathered courage to escape when other residents were trying to rescue him. [more]

    Amazing photo captures the bizarre moment a giant eye formed in the clouds above Leeds, UK

    [it's Guy Fawkes face - anonymous is everywhere!]

    Central California towns in trouble if Sierra snowpack melts too fast


  7. The Macronian Candidate. Is Priced In.

    Imploding commodities, not so much...

    One thing the ill-fated Brexit and Trump polls apparently forgot to ask, was the minor detail - "do you plan to vote?". Because any chimp can say they like a candidate, but when apathy is the majority voter, passive opinions are totally meaningless...

    We know one thing for certain, Wall Street has already voted for their inside man...

    "The first round vote of the French presidential election on Sunday, which put centrist Emmanuel Macron on course for a convincing victory in the second round on May 7, has cemented the positive view of many banks and brokers on the euro zone."

    Seven killed and two injured by lightning strikes in India

    'Creepy' horn sounds coming from the UK sky

    Sinkhole partially swallows truck in San Francisco

    Make Bullshit Great Again

    Bulltards inhaled a fresh breath of desperately needed bullshit this week, even as the Commodities complex went into liquidation mode...The chasmic divergence between non-stop bullshit emanating from Trump, the Fed, and OPEC versus reality has never been wider. Today's "better than expected" payrolls report was a scrap of desperately needed flotsam in an ocean of denial. And yesterday's House Obamacare repeal was viewed as a step closer to tax cuts for billunaires

    Strange trumpet sounds recorded in Georgia skies

    Merck's president led secret biowarfare program - influencing experiments on Americans

    First female White House chief usher 'no longer employed,' official says


  8. Terrifying shelf cloud engulfs Florida and turns day into night

    Mystery as Cows Go Crazy in Numbers of Farms in Holland

    [this he' some weird shit!]

    Historic floodings far from over across the Midwest and South: Nine deaths blamed on flooding in several states

    Lungs produce blood or how did we miss such a crucial biological process this whole time?


  9. One of the beers on tap tonight was Dogfishhead's Beer to Drink Music To.

    I'm stickin' to Tequila Sunrises.

    Great local band - 6 guys that can play anything from Alman Bros. to David Bowie to Clapton to Talking Heads. Extremely accomplished musicians calling themselves Swamp Ash.

    The place is jumpin' for their second set. Lotta people dancin'.

    Feliz Cinco Dr Mayo, Jonny! Ah - HA!