Saturday, May 20, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-19

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

2017-05-19 - Car ferry ship 'Mutiara Sentosa 1' erupts in flame in the Java Sea near the Masalembu Islands (Indonesia), 5+ killed:

Quote: "At least five people were killed when a boat carrying nearly 200 people caught fire in Indonesia, rescuers said Saturday."

Quote: "The 'Mutiara Sentosa 1' with 178 persons on board caught fire in the Java Sea near Masalembu island, halfway between Macassar and Surabaya, in the afternoon of May 19, 2017. The ferry was en route from Surabaya to Macassar. The ship was dead in the water seven miles off the Eastern coast of Masalembu near 05 33S 114 34E. There were 44 crew members and 134 passengers on board. The master ordered an evacuation. The passengers and crew went into life boats and rafts."

Quote: "The Mutiara was under way from Java to Balikpapan, Borneo when a fire broke out on her car deck. The crew made an attempt to put it out with the vessel's sprinkler system but it could not be extinguished. The master ultimately ordered the passengers and crew to abandon ship into the vessel's lifeboats."

2017-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame at the Cashman Park Boat Ramp in coastal Newburyport (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2017-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Nelson Bay (Australia):

2017-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Vopnafjörður (Iceland):

Quote: "The National Coastguard received an emergency signal at 7.46 pm last night from a fishing boat that had caught fire just outside of Vopnafjörður in the East Fjords. Nearby boats were called to aid the boat's captain who at around 8 pm had left the burning vessel and was on a lifeboat."

Note: These are the 396th, 397th, 398th and 399th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-19 - RV trailer explodes and burns at 4:28 AM while parked at Seneca Lake near Senecaville (Ohio):

Quote: "An explosion and subsequent fire at the Beachside campground at Seneca Lake destroyed at least one camper early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported to the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office following the explosion at approximately 4:28 a.m. Firefighters from the Senecaville Volunteer Fire Department reported one camper was 'fully involved' when they arrived on scene. A 911 caller to the sheriff's office had reported a second camper was also on fire shortly after the explosion."

2017-05-19 - Oil and battery recycling center goes up in flames in coastal Accra (Ghana):

2017-05-19 - Underground electrical explosion hits coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-05-19 - Underground muck fire breaks out in St. Cloud (Florida):

Quote: "A muck fire is sending smoke above ground, filling the air in this residential part of St. Cloud. 'It's just decaying vegetation that's piling up over years and years and years and sometimes it could be a couple feet deep, so the fire actually burns underground,' says St. Cloud Deputy Chief, Jason Miller."

2017-05-19 - Samsung Galaxy S4 explodes and burns in boy's pocket in Jerusalem (Israel), near the coast, 1 injured:

2017-05-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame at 4:40 AM on I-285 in Fulton County (Georgia):

Quote: "Crews cleared the scene of a car carrier fire that shut down the I-20 East ramp to I-285 North in Fulton County for nearly three hours early Friday. The fire started about 4:40 a.m. and was extinguished before 6 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center."

Note: This is the 28th car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-05-19 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-29 near Manvel (North Dakota):

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Sun City Center (Florida), near the coast:

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at the Gearjammer Truck Plaza in Union Gap (Washington):

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-405 near Northridge (California):

Quote: "Los Angeles Fire officials say all lanes are clear after a semi-trailer truck caught fire and closed all northbound I-405 lanes south of the Nordhoff Street exit Friday morning."

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 144 near Sudbury (Canada):

Quote: "Highway 144 is closed at Highway 560 in the Cartier area due to a commercial vehicle fire. The OPP announced the closure this morning at 8:42 a.m. on one of its Twitter accounts."

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame and explodes at midnight on the A47 in Hinckley (Britain):

Note: These are the 851st, 852nd, 853rd, 854th, 855th, 856th, 857th and 858th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-19 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A3 in Surrey (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Ambulance bursts into flame shortly before 6 AM on Haugh Lane in Woodbridge (Britain):

2017-05-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Lincoln Avenue near Cullman (Alabama), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 206th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at the Maui Mall in coastal Kahului (Hawaii):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-05-19 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches two homes, in coastal Hampton (Virginia), 2 miles from the ocean:

2017-05-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at car dealership in Knoxville (Tennessee):

Quote: "When they arrived, they found a pickup truck engulfed in flames and heavy, black smoke coming from the building."

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Bossier City (Louisiana):

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 near Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Wallingford (Connecticut):

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 near Plainfield (Connecticut):

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame near school in Amarillo (Texas):

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Singapore, 1 injured:

2017-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on Wingfield Gardens in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at truck yard in Bloomington (California), other fires too:

2017-05-19 - Semi trailer and barn destroyed by fire in Paxton (Illinois):

2017-05-19 - Front-end loader, 500+ tons of hay and barn destroyed by fire at 1:06 AM in Mount Angel (Oregon):

2017-05-19 - Sports cars and performance auto shop devastated by huge fire on Dark Lane in Mawdesley (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Barn destroyed by fire on Quarry Road in Heidelberg Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-19 - Wildfire rages through more than 8000 acres near Coalinga (California):

Quote: "#ElmFire [update] south of Coalinga (Fresno County) is now 8200 acres and 40% contained."

2017-05-19 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Malibu (California):

2017-05-19 - Brush fire burns at coastal Camp Pendleton (California):

2017-05-19 - Brush fire breaks out near the Allatoona Dam on the Etowah River near Cartersville (Georgia):

2017-05-19 - Around 200 tires go up in flames at 3:48 AM in Betton Strange, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Commercial building destroyed by fire in Clarksburg (Maryland):

2017-05-19 - White Cloud Eagles Aerie (venue) heavily damaged by fire in White Cloud (Michigan):

2017-05-19 - Chemical and clothing warehouse devastated by massive fire in Mauripur (India):

2017-05-19 - Garage goes up in flames just after 2 AM at home in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-05-19 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Montclair (New Jersey):

2017-05-19 - Garage heavily damaged by fire at 6:45 AM at home in Dunkirk (New York):

2017-05-19 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3 AM at home in Richmond Hill (Canada), nobody there:

2017-05-19 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Deer Meadows Drive in Warman (Canada):

2017-05-19 - Home damaged by fire in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2017-05-19 - Home damaged by garage fire in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2017-05-19 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in coastal Waikoloa (Hawaii):

2017-05-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal San Jose (California):

2017-05-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM in coastal Newquay (Britain), nobody there:

2017-05-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Hyattsville (Maryland):

2017-05-19 - Home destroyed by fire near Guerneville (California):

2017-05-19 - Three homes go up in flames at 3:11 AM on Mill Lake Quarter in Chesapeake (Virginia), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-05-19 - Triple-decker home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-05-19 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in Polish Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM in Gallatin (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2017-05-19 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 1 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 2 killed:

2017-05-19 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM in Danville (Kentucky):

2017-05-19 - Vacant home burns at 5:49 AM in Medford (Oregon):

2017-05-19 - Vacant historic movie theater burns at 5:30 AM in Dinuba (California):

2017-05-19 - Whale washes up dead on beach in Criccieth, Wales (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Sperm whale found dead in remote cove in Shetland (Scotland):

2017-05-19 - Shark strands and dies on beach in Chatham (Massachusetts):

2017-05-19 - Tiger found dead in Bhadra Tiger Reserve (India):

Quote: "'There were no wounds on the body. Its teeth, skin and nails were intact.' Officials added that the big male tiger was, in fact, often seen frolicking in the Bhadra backwaters."

2017-05-19 - Eight people die while cleaning sewer in coastal Dalian (China):

Quote: "Eight villagers died while cleaning a sewage discharge outlet Friday in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authorities said. The accident happened at around 8:30 a.m. in Yanchang Village of Longtou Community in Lushunkou District, the press office of the district's Party committee said in a statement. It said the cause of the deaths is under investigation. Exposure to toxic sewer gas such as methane and hydrogen sulfide can be fatal."

2017-05-19 - Three people found dead in submerged car in the Town of Sorrento (Louisiana):

2017-05-19 - Mother and son found dead in apartment in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2017-05-19 - Brother and sister, 10 and 8, found dead in sump in Kommaddi (India):

2017-05-19 - Two children found dead in pond in Sukkur (Pakistan):

2017-05-19 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Nesconset (New York), 4 miles from the coast:

2017-05-19 - Man, 20, drops dead in bathroom at apartment in Mt. Pleasant (Michigan):

Quote: "Investigators said there were no visible signs of injury or indicators of cause of death. An autopsy was performed and there was no evidence of foul play detected."

2017-05-19 - Man, 34, has 'medical event' at 6:39 AM and drops dead on street in Corvallis (Oregon):

2017-05-19 - Man found dead in the Charles River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-05-19 - College student, man, 20, found dead in Fall Creek near university in Ithaca (New York):

Quote: "He was expected to continue on for a Masters of Engineering Degree after an early graduation in December."

2017-05-19 - Man found dead in canal in Bakersfield (California):

2017-05-19 - Woman slumps over dead in car at Rite Aid store in Rome (Georgia):!tZX4G9F53iSrVQrs2benwg/

2017-05-19 - Man, 66, found dead in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

2017-05-19 - Man, 18, dies in Pickwick Lake at Pickwick Landing State Park in Hardin County (Tennessee):

2017-05-19 - Man found dead on the banks of the Scioto River near Confluence Park in Columbus (Ohio):

2017-05-19 - Man, 25, found dead in the water in Slidell (Louisiana):

Quote: "A witness said they saw the swimmer go under water and never came back up."

2017-05-19 - Man found dead in wooded area near Pond Road in the Town of Sorrento (Louisiana):

Quote: "Investigators said a body, which was found at the site of a deadly crash, was unrelated to the wreck. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said the man's body was found in a wooded area on US 61 (Airline Highway) at Pond Road in Sorrento, which is the same location as a crash that took the lives of three people. According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre with APSO, foul play is not suspected at this time."

Note: Same area where the three people were found dead in a submerged car. They were getting those corpses out and came upon this dead man...

2017-05-19 - Man, 23, found dead near Lake Willoughby near Westmore (Vermont):

2017-05-19 - Man in his 50s has 'medical condition' and drops dead at rest stop in Oneida County (Idaho):

2017-05-19 - Man, 50 to 60, found dead in field in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-05-19 - Boy, 5, found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Temple (Texas):

2017-05-19 - Man, 19, dies at swimming hole in Pictou County (Canada):

2017-05-19 - Boy, 13, dies in swimming pool in Petah Tikva (Israel), 6 miles from the coast:

2017-05-19 - Boy, 5, dies in pond in Carcar City (Philippine Islands):

2017-05-19 - Woman in her 30s falls into Hout Bay and dies near coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2017-05-19 - Man found dead at bus stop in Una (India):

2017-05-19 - Person found dead at Hartham Common in Hertford (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Man collapses in aisle on passenger plane en route to coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Firefighters from three different states treated a man who collapsed on an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle late Friday night."

2017-05-19 - Driver has heart problems, car hits four cars and a motorcycle, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 1 killed, 1+ injured:

Quote: "Police tell KFOR a person driving one of the vehicles had a heart condition causing the crash involving up to 5 cars and a motorcycle. That person with the medical condition has died according to officials."

2017-05-19 - Man has 'medical issue' at 4:30 AM, hits police car, on the Gulf Freeway in Houston (Texas), 2 injured:

Quote: "A driver struck a police car early Friday on the Gulf Freeway, injuring him and the officer in the vehicle. The driver - described as an elderly man - was drifting in and out of consciousness after the crash. He appeared to have been experiencing a medical issue at the time of the collision, said Capt. Megan Howard with the Houston Police Department."

2017-05-19 - Driver has 'medical issue', car plows through wall, in Reading (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials said the driver had a medical issue prior to the crash."

2017-05-19 - Man, 67, has 'medical condition', pickup crashes, near Sand Hollow Reservoir (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "“The driver was disoriented when we got there,” Wright said, adding that investigators believe that the man was suffering from a medical condition at the time that contributed to the incident."

2017-05-19 - Passenger plane hit by electrical odor, plane makes emergency landing in Raleigh (North Carolina), 3 hospitalized:

Quote: "American Airlines flight 1889 from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Hartford, Connecticut, made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Friday due to a strong electrical odor on board, according to Raleigh-Durham International Airport officials. The plane landed safely, but medical assistance was requested for nine people, WRAL reported. Three people were taken by ambulance to the hospital, while six others were examined by medical responders and declined to go to the hospital."

2017-05-19 - Passenger train derails in Chitradurga (India):

2017-05-19 - Freight train derails in Pell City (Alabama):

2017-05-19 - Freight train derails near Rockwell (Iowa):

2017-05-19 - Transit bus and private bus collide head-on, in coastal Hikkaduwa on the island of Sri Lanka, 52+ injured:

2017-05-19 - Tanker truck overturns on I-40 near Asheville (North Carolina):

2017-05-19 - Four tractor trailers and a car crash, three big rigs go up in flames, on I-78 in Greenwich Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-19 - Tractor trailer crashes at 7:05 AM, bursts into flame, on I-10 in Chiriaco Summit (California), near the Salton Sea:

2017-05-19 - Garbage truck crashes into home, on Manor Road in Staplegrove, Taunton (Britain):

2017-05-19 - Dump truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Macon (Georgia):

2017-05-19 - RV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Mariposa County (California), 1 killed:

2017-05-19 - RV hits median, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Bibb County (Georgia), 1 injured:

2017-05-19 - Van slams into school bus, on Highway C in Salem (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 2+ injured:

2017-05-19 - SUV veers over centerline, hits RV head-on, on Highway 6 in Washington County (Oregon), 1 killed:

2017-05-19 - SUV crashes off road, in coastal Barnstable (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver, who may have had a medical condition leading to the accident, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable Police are investigating."

2017-05-19 - SUV veers off road, hits pole, in Robbins (Illinois), 2 killed:

2017-05-19 - Pickup truck hits overpass at 6:40 AM, on I-94 in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police are awaiting results of a toxicology test to determine whether the motorist had a medical issue or if he drove off the ramp for some other reason, Shaw said."

2017-05-19 - Car veers off road, hits pedestrian and restaurant, in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2017-05-19 - Car veers off road, plunges into canal, in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Selby Canal, Brayton, Selby Time of call 21:16 Fire crew from Selby attended to a male who had driven into the canal. Male was pulled to safety by Police at the scene. Fire crews used their Tactical water rescue team to secure the vehicle to the side of the bank until recovery arrived."

2017-05-19 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Cherokee County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-05-19 - Natural gas leak hits Rancho Cucamonga (California):

Quote: "Residents say a natural gas leak has held a Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood hostage for 11 days, and the Southern California Gas Co. hasn’t really explained to homeowners what’s going on."

Quote: "In a later email, Gas Co. spokeswoman Rosa Santana said the leak was stopped last week. Even so, a Southern California News Group photographer at the scene said the smell of gas continues to permeate the area."

2017-05-19 - Three-story building under construction collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 3 killed, 16+ injured:

2017-05-19 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, traps garbage truck, in Denver (Colorado):

2017-05-19 - China successfully extracts methane hydrates from deposit in the South China Sea:

Quote: "China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply. Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough. Methane hydrates, also called 'flammable ice', hold vast reserves of natural gas. Many countries including the US and Japan are working on how to tap those reserves, but mining and extracting are extremely difficult."

2017-05-19 - Tornado causes damage as it rips through Sulphur (Indiana):

2017-05-19 - Heavy flooding hits Scottsville (Kentucky), cars submerged, 50+ people rescued from daycare:

2017-05-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Washington County (Indiana), emergency declared:

Quote: "Heavy rain is causing flash flooding in southern Indiana, prompting Washington County authorities to declare a state of emergency. Washington County emergency management coordinator Desi Alexander said Friday that many roads were under water in and around Salem, about 35 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Water has been reported in several buildings, with vehicles also taking on water."

2017-05-19 - Record deluges hit the coast in Queensland (Australia):

2017-05-19 - No escaping ocean plastic, 37 million bits of litter on one of world’s remotest islands:

2017-05-19 - Meteor lights up the night sky over New Zealand:

2017-05-19 - EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone:

2017-05-19 - Info about MTHFR mutations:

2017-05-19 - Kung-fu master pulls 13-ton bus with his genitals in Huizhou, Guangdong Province (China):

Quote: "Master Wei Yaobin, known as the 'Iron Crotch Kung Fu Master,' went viral in February with a video showing him and some of his students taking strong blows to the groin."


  1. Good morning, Jonny! What a night - that band was spectacular!
    Fantastic light show accompanying the 6-piece group - keyboard, bass, lead (superb), rhythm, regular drums and another guy on timbales, congas and assorted percussion. Everybody dancing for hours on end - oblivious and ecstatic.

    Got an Uber home (30 something "kid" - National Guardsman in a tricked out Jeep Wrangler) - and was in by ~ 1:30 a.m. (just in time for Star's End radio show on WXPN to carry me off into peaceful sleep).

    Another car-hauler and an ambulance on this day.

    Dead whale found on beach in Felixstowe, UK; reports of dead calf nearby

    Lightning strikes kill a total of 10 cows in Udupi, India

    Winds caused uprooting of trees and as a result more than 300 electric poles were damaged which is unprecedented during pre-monsoon showers in Dakshina Kannada. [more]

    Eruption at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano

    Popocatépetl erupted 19 times in the prior 24 hours, had 82 volcanic plumes and had five volcano tectonic earthquakes [more]

    Earthquake swarm continues shaking near Bremerton, Kitsap Peninsula

    Southern Hemisphere's largest wave recorded in Southern Ocean

    The 19.4-metre wave - higher than a five-storey building - was captured by a newly-deployed buoy in the Southern Ocean on Saturday morning.

    Waves in the area are among the biggest in the world, and researchers say this one "isn't as big as it gets". [more]

    Chinese appetite for totoaba fish bladder kills off rare porpoise – No more than 30 vaquita left in the northern Gulf of California today, and they could be extinct within months

    Global warming has created a new generation of sex-trafficking victims

    As severe storms and rising sea levels wear down coastal regions, women and girls are at ever-greater risk. Climate change is a new push factor for human trafficking; its effects destroy livelihoods and place women and children in post-catastrophe situations that traffickers exploit. [more]

    Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years

    Scientists believe the modern ocean is “on the edge of anoxia” – and the Exeter researchers say it is “critical” to limit carbon emissions to prevent this. [more; too late!]

    The Doomsday Glacier – “If there is going to be a climate catastrophe, it’s probably going to start at Thwaites”

    Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is so remote that only 28 human beings have ever set foot on it.

    A long, slow rise of the waters in the coming decades may be manageable. A more abrupt rise would not be. "If there is going to be a climate catastrophe," says Ohio State glaciologist Ian Howat, "it's probably going to start at Thwaites." [more]

    Where have all the insects gone? “We can cause massive damage to biodiversity — damage that harms us”

    [they should use the past tense]

    [more below]


  2. Study finds varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

    A new study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms. [more]

    [there's those 'mega-precip' events we've been noticing]

    [so, following that, we have the logical conclusion]
    Climate change could slash staple crops: Study

    [hat-tip to Shawn Redmond @ Scribbler's]

    Extreme weather and temperature swings are estimated to cut production of major crops by 23 percent over the 30 years, scientists warn. [more; pfft - humanity won't be here by then]

    Heatwave grips northern China
    Yellow alert in force as temperatures approach 40 degrees Celsius in Beijing, Tianjin, as well as parts of Hebei.

    [not a peep from SOTT]

    The Doomsday Vault Isn't Flooded But We're All Still Going to Die

    according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The apocalypse is still ticking along nicely. [more]

    [catching up with Jason Box]
    Dark Snow Project: Field Work 2017

    [3 min. video - hat-tip to Suzanne @ Scribbler's]


    Today, May 19th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the "Athena" project of the CIA. "Athena" - like the related "Hera" system - provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system (from Windows XP to Windows 10). Once installed, the malware provides a beaconing capability (including configuration and task handling), the memory loading/unloading of malicious payloads for specific tasks and the delivery and retrieval of files to/from a specified directory on the target system. It allows the operator to configure settings during runtime (while the implant is on target) to customize it to an operation. [more]

    [more below]


  3. A Quarter Of American Adults Can't Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash

    [well, hey - you wanna replace all the jobs with ROBOTS, what do you fucking expect?!]

    State of emergency is declared on Greek island battling a plague of locusts on a Biblical scale!

    Deadly heatwave in India claims 161 lives as temperatures approach 50 Celsius (122 Fahrenheit ) with no end in sight

    ['crickets' (or ghost town) @ SOTT]

    Telangana had been burning over 40 degree Celsius for some days.
    According to MeT department the situation will prevail for at least one more week.
    At least 161 people in Telangana have died due to heat stroke during this summer.
    Meanwhile the weather department has issued fresh warning predicting heatwave conditions at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana for next 5 days. [more]

    LTCM x1000: The True Cost of 0% Poverty Capital

    ZH: Long Brazil ETF Loses Record -48% In One Day
    Thanks to leveraged ETFs, the 1987 crash has become child’s play. For a number of these ETFs, a 20% decline has become a non-event...Before this week, the 3x short Financials ETF (FAZ) had held the record for largest one-day loss, at 45.1% (on March 23, 2009). The record stood for over 8 years. Who will be the first to lose 50% in a single day? The casino is open – place your bets.

    Ok, let me begin with the fact that the above list does NOT include the flash crashes, which took down many 1x leveraged ETFs by 40+%, including the equal weight S&P 500, because by the end of the day, these had recovered. 

    My opinion is that this week set up the largest smash crash in history [more]

    Sea lion attacks and drags girl into Steveston waters, Canada


    The girl was rescued by her family members and bystanders. Nobody was injured in the incident. [video]

    [more fun at Hanford]
    Authorities at Hanford nuclear waste site are investigating a possible leak after discovering radioactive material on a worker’s clothing

    [the holding tank, containing boiling, radioactive water is WAY beyond it's design life]

    Tornado rips through Toluca, Mexico, damaging at least 25 homes


  4. Hey Jonny, I've been planting around the house today. My wife just got home from shopping and she said a small plane crashed on Rt. 322 in Chester Co. (outside of West Chester, possibly East Bradford Twp.) - it had been towed to the side of the road and the fire police were directing traffic.


  5. Thanks - found it! This must be it: