Sunday, November 26, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-25

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

2017-11-25 - Unknown odor hitting Cheltenham (Britain):

Quote: "Residents across Cheltenham have been complaining about a pungent smell in the town over the last few days – and mystery surrounds its source. Several complaints have been made to Gloucestershire Live over the foul odour that has hit people’s noses in the spa town over the last few days."

2017-11-25 - Man, 86, found dead at scene of grass fire in Poweshiek County (Iowa):

2017-11-25 - Underground electrical fire blows manholes covers off in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-11-25 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at 3 AM in coastal Berkeley (California):

2017-11-25 - Transformer bursts into flame near Shahpura (India):

2017-11-25 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Ilkeston (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters spent more than five hours battling a huge fire at a waste metal recycling plant in Ilkeston last night (November 25). Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to Merlin Way yesterday evening at around 7pm and were fighting the blaze long past midnight."

2017-11-25 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 12:22 AM in Clifton Park (New York):

2017-11-25 - Recycling center hit by fire in Anderson (South Carolina):

Quote: "Anderson County dispatch says crews are responding to a fire at a recycling center. According to dispatch, crews are on scene at Taylor Pallets and Recycling on Abbeville Hwy."

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:40 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to more cars and apartments, in Escondido (California):

Quote: "The Escondido Fire Department (EFD) said a car fire sparked at around 3:40 a.m. in the alley near an 8-unit apartment complex between W. 6th and 7th avenues. The flames quickly spread, tearing through several carports, destroying an SUV and damaging other cars. The fire then spread to two apartment units on W. 7th Avenue where residents had just seconds to gather themselves and run to safety."

2017-11-25 - Pickup truck, seven cars and barn destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Miami County (Ohio):

Quote: "The incident occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday morning and firefighters did not clear the scene until 6 a.m. Seven parked cars and a pickup truck were destroyed along with the barn."

2017-11-25 - Apartment building damaged by explosion in coastal Blackpool (Britain), 500 feet from the ocean:

Note: This is the 334th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-11-25 - Tugboat 'Fabico 4' destroyed by fire at 4:45 AM at port in Marl (Germany):;art996,2120608

Quote: "The 'Fabico 4' was gutted by a fire in the Auguste Victoria Port in Marl on Nov 25, 2017. A deckhand had remarked smoke development in the engine room at 4.45 a.m. He alerted the other four crew members who were able to leave the ship in time. The fire spread to the superstructure and the cabins above the engine room. The fire rescue attended with three engines and was able to get the fire under control until the morning. A fire guard remained on site. The ship was estimated to have become a constructive total loss."

2017-11-25 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Freeport (New York), nobody aboard:

Note: These are the 996th and 997th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-25 - Freight train hit by fire, 4 containers go up in flames, in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-11-25 - School bus bursts into flame in parking lot near Safeway in coastal Arcata (California):

Quote: "According to scanner traffic, this is a 30 foot international school bus. All four tires are still intact and a tow truck should be able to move it."

Note: This is the 192nd school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 767th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-25 - Tour bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

Note: This is the 768th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the H-1 near coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Officials say a tractor trailer ignited on the shoulder of the freeway around 8:30 p.m. HFD says the male driver wasn't aware the trailer was on fire until passing motorists alerted him."

2017-11-25 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked near garage at property on North Brummetts Creek Road in Bloomington (Indiana):

2017-11-25 - Two tractors destroyed by separate fires in/near Lamesa (Texas):

Quote: "About $1.3 million worth of cotton stripping equipment was destroyed in two separate fires this past Thursday – Thanksgiving Day – and Friday. Both fires involved expensive John Deere CS690 cotton strippers with on-board systems that produce round, wrapped modules."

Note: These are the 2045th, 2046th, 2047th and 2048th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-25 - FedEx truck bursts into flame on I-39 near Rockford (Illinois):

2017-11-25 - Truck bursts into flame at 6:40 AM while parked in truck yard in Canklow (Britain), near the River Rother:

Quote: "One crew from Rotherham station was called to a fire on Fullerton Road in Canklow at around 6.40am on Saturday. When firefighters arrived, they found a lorry ablaze inside the compound."

2017-11-25 - RV bursts into flame on I-35 in Love County (Oklahoma):

Note: This is the 593rd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-25 - Van bursts into flame on the A417 near Gloucester (Britain):

2017-11-25 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal Conception Bay South (Canada):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Siltstone Loop in Killeen (Texas):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame in the Marsh Harbor neighborhood in Upper Uwchlan Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame at 12:35 AM while parked inside building in Ogden (Utah):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame at 5:08 AM while parked at home on Thompson Street in Paris (Tennessee):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame at apartments in coastal Singapore:

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Chennai (India):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame on Princess Avenue in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame on Ringslade Road in Newton Abbot (Britain):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame on Hardstoft Road in Pilsley (Britain):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame on Medbourne Lane in Liddington (Britain):

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame on Stomp Road in Burnham (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 25 November, 10.19am Car fire, Stomp Road, Burnham. One appliance and crew from Maidenhead attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-11-25 - Cars and warehouse go up in flames in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "There were several cars being stored in the shop that were damaged by the fire."

2017-11-25 - Car(s) and garage destroyed by fire at 5:45 AM at home, two homes damaged, in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-11-25 - Vehicles and garage go up in flames at 5:20 AM at home in the Fishing Creek area in coastal Lower Township (New Jersey):

2017-11-25 - Barn destroyed by fire near Jud (North Dakota), several animals killed:

2017-11-25 - Sports equipment store heavily damaged by fire before 6:30 AM in Grand Rapids (Michigan), nobody there:

2017-11-25 - Bar destroyed by fire in Nenana (Alaska):

2017-11-25 - Cotton factory heavily damaged by huge fire near Bahadura (India):

2017-11-25 - Garage damaged by fire at 3 AM at home in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-11-25 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Raritan Township (New Jersey):

2017-11-25 - Garage goes up in flames at home on Forge Pond Road in Granby (Massachusetts):

2017-11-25 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Marshall County (Kentucky), nobody there:

2017-11-25 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in James City County (Virginia):

2017-11-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Grand Haven (Michigan), 1 injured, pet killed:

2017-11-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM in Whiteland (Indiana), 4 injured:

2017-11-25 - Home under renovation heavily damaged by fire in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), nobody there:

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:24 AM in coastal Kalihi, Honolulu (Hawaii), nobody there:

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Covington (Kentucky):

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire in Lufkin (Texas):

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:35 AM in Newport (New Hampshire):

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire in La Vergne (Tennessee):

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire at midnight in Columbus (Indiana):

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 6:30 AM in West Carroll Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:22 AM in Fortuna (California), 2800 feet from the Eel River:

2017-11-25 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in El Paso (Texas):

2017-11-25 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 6:45 AM in Silver Spring (Maryland):

2017-11-25 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Aventura (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-11-25 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 1 AM in Garland (Texas), 4 killed:

Quote: "The owner of the home told officials they heard a 'popping noise.'"

2017-11-25 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Granada (Spain), 1 killed, 32 injured:

2017-11-25 - Vacant home burns in Syracuse (New York):

2017-11-25 - Vacant home burns in Alexandria (Louisiana):

2017-11-25 - Vacant home burns at 1:25 AM in Thamesville (Canada):

2017-11-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Anderson County (South Carolina):

2017-11-25 - North Atlantic right whales heading to extinction:

Quote: "One of the more hopeful ecological stories of recent years - the slow restoration of numbers of the North Atlantic right whale - has taken a disastrous turn for the worse. Marine biologists have found their population has plunged abruptly in the past few years and that there may now only be around 100 reproductively mature females left in the sea."

2017-11-25 - Tiger found dead near school in Shahdol (India):

2017-11-25 - Two boys, both 13, die in quarry in Begur (India):

2017-11-25 - Woman, 37, found dead at beach in coastal Newport (Oregon):

2017-11-25 - Man, 31, found dead in Lake Johnson in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2017-11-25 - Man, 53, found dead in Kickapoo Creek near Downs (Illinois):

2017-11-25 - Man found dead in submerged car in canal in Miami Gardens (Florida):

2017-11-25 - Man in his 50s found dead in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-11-25 - Man found dead in Deer Creek in Rolling Fork (Mississippi):

2017-11-25 - Man, 31, goes hunting, next seen dead in Appanoose County (Iowa):

2017-11-25 - Man, 61, found dead in West Aurora Forest Preserve near Aurora (Illinois):

2017-11-25 - Person found dead near the Quinebaug River in Lisbon (Connecticut):

2017-11-25 - Man, 54, drops dead in hotel room in coastal Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia):

2017-11-25 - Woman in her 50s found dead on River Ribble riverbank in Preston (Britain):

2017-11-25 - Man found dead near Coulson Lane in Brandon (Britain), near the Little Ouse River:

2017-11-25 - Man, 60, has 'medical episode', boat hits another boat, in coastal Surfers Paradise (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 60-year-old male experienced a medical episode before he crashed into another boat at the inland retreat on the northern end of Surfers Paradise at 2:05pm."

2017-11-25 - Man has 'medical emergency', pickup truck plows into home in Madera (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "An 11-year-old boy is dead and 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after a truck crashed through their bedroom in Madera, according to the Madera County Fire Department. Witnesses say the driver of the truck was heading southbound on Road 37 around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when they say he appeared to have a medical emergency. The man lost control of the truck, hit a propane tank causing the truck to go airborne and crashed into a garage that was made into a bedroom, witnesses say. According to fire crews, the 11-year-old boy and the other child were sleeping in that bedroom at the time of the incident. Firefighters say when they arrived on scene both the driver and the 11-year-old boy had died. They say the other child was taken to Valley Children's Hospital with moderate to major injuries."

2017-11-25 - Man, 35, has 'medical condition', pickup truck slams into gym, in coastal Playa Del Rey (California):

Quote: "The crash happened at about 9 a.m. Saturday morning when the driver of the truck lost control due to an unknown medical condition, an LAPD official said."

2017-11-25 - Passenger plane crashes during takeoff at airport in coastal Accra (Ghana), 1+ injured:

2017-11-25 - Small plane crashes into woods in Cambria Township (Pennsylvania), 4 injured:

2017-11-25 - Small plane crashes near airport in coastal Clearwater (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-11-25 - Small plane crashes into trees in Lamar County near Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2017-11-25 - Small plane crashes into field near Hambleton (Britain), 2 injured:

2017-11-25 - Vehicular accidents on the rise in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Burton Fire District has responded to more than 315 traffic accidents so far this year, according to a district news release. That’s already more than the 300 accidents recorded in all of 2016."

2017-11-25 - Two vans collide head-on in Metikurke (India), 6 killed:

2017-11-25 - SUV veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, one bursts into flame, near Newcastle (Utah), 5 killed:

2017-11-25 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in coastal Beverly (Massachusetts):

2017-11-25 - Pickup truck veers off road just before 3 AM, plunges into the Susquehanna River, in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2017-11-25 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes through garage, in Highspire (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-25 - Car veers over centerline, hits RV head-on, on Lakeville Highway near Sonoma (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-11-25 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Cross Plains (Tennessee), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-25 - Car hits horse trailer, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Bitterwater Road in Salinas (California):

2017-11-25 - Car crashes 350 feet into ravine outside Anza (California), 1 killed:

2017-11-25 - Car veers off road, crashes into creek, in Columbia (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2017-11-25 - Car crashes into guardrail near St. Helena (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "A medical emergency may have caused the crash."

2017-11-25 - Vehicle overturns, bursts into flame, on I-85 in Guilford County (North Carolina):

2017-11-25 - Tiger attacks and kills woman in Tanakpur (India):

2017-11-25 - Black bear attacks two miniature horses, kills one, in Southbury (Connecticut):

2017-11-25 - Building collapses in Delhi (India), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-25 - Man has seizure on boat near coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), medevac'd off:

Quote: "Members of the Coast Guard at Station Little Creek medevaced a man suffering from a seizure Saturday near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Coast Guard officials confirmed that a man was medevaced from the 23-foot boat, 'Miss Joe,' after calls came in from the boat about the man’s condition around 12:30 p.m."

2017-11-25 - Man pulled unconscious from the River Lagan in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2017-11-25 - Man loses consciousness in spa in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A man has been pulled from a spa at a central Auckland health club after losing consciousness. A St John ambulance spokeswoman said the man has been transported from Next Gent Auckland Domain club to nearby Auckland Hospital in a serious condition."

2017-11-25 - Mount Agung erupts for second time in a week on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2017-11-25 - Drilling in Texas leads to uptick in earthquakes, as sleeping faults reawaken:

2017-11-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Roxburgh (New Zealand):

2017-11-25 - Meteor spotted over New Jersey and surrounding states:

2017-11-25 - Meteor flies over Wilcot and Church Crookham (Britain):

2017-11-25 - Wrong place, wrong time, American white pelican turns up on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

2017-11-25 - Galapagos finches evolve into new species:

2017-11-25 - New map shows where UFOs have been spotted near you, as sightings triple:

2017-11-25 - Large asteroid to zip by Earth next month:

2017-11-25 - Man, 53, accidentally shot in the head by son and dies while teaching son how to shoot, in Bulverde (Texas):

2017-11-25 - Sophia, the world's first robot citizen, wants it all - family, career and AI superpowers:

Quote: "Sophia’s creator David Hanson says the 19-month-old robot, which was awarded Saudi citizenship last month, could achieve consciousness within the next few years."

2017-11-25 - Street dog saves woman from mugger in Podgorica (Montenegro):


  1. If you can't even trust sleeping in bed as being safe from harm, NOWHERE is safe. I'm amazed that the pick-up truck hitting the propane tank didn't cause an explosion and huge fire too. That incident is going to have serious psychological effects on the other child.

    Insecticide lethal to Monarch Butterflies will be used during biological weapons simulation in Oklahoma

    Scientists predict rise of "digisexuals" as sexbots become more popular

    [(SOTT)Comment: What could possibly go wrong? Bladerunner 2049, here we come...]

    [speaking of which, seemorerocks has a large, multi-video containing, article on the robot (and others) featured in Jonny's story above (and in Skull Talk)]

    Great Barrier Reef 'rebirth' underway as scientists introduce new baby coral (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    [How can this possibly work, if the WATER is so acidic that it's killed miles of long-established coral reef?]

    Two large meteor fireballs blaze over southern England, dozens of people report hearing a deafening boom

    Mysterious fireball with burning sparks falling off filmed blazing across sky in Saskatchewan, Canada

    Strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Papua New Guinea

    [continued below]

  2. Powerful Bering Sea storm undergoes incredible bombogenesis, producing 90 MPH winds in Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    In the case of this weekend's storm, the pressure dropped an incredible 55 millibars in 24 hours (1002 millibars 10 p.m. Friday Alaska time to 947 millibars 10 p.m. Saturday Alaska time). The pressure reading continued to drop and was at 944 millibars as of early Sunday, making it the strongest storm on Earth based on pressure at that time.

    The National Weather Service said waves up to 50 feet were expected to accompany the storm and peak wind gusts could be up to 120 mph in a few spots. [more]

    Rare waterspout filmed near the island of Aruba

    Why CBD oil is better than prescription painkillers

    [no side effects, doesn't even get you high]

    Flu vaccines are killing senior citizens, study warns

    A JAMA study has found that the flu vaccine, taken by 60% of people over 65-years-old, may be killing a significant number of senior citizens. [more]

    Monday, 27 November 2017
    Bitcoin hit $9,500

    Bitcoin Surges Over $9,500 After Korea's 2nd Biggest Bank Tests Crypto Wallet For Customers

    American police corruption exposed

    American cop targeted for exposing police corruption

    Brutality, fraud, & paedophilia: American cop found asylum in Russia after exposing police corruption in US.

    Is the knife about to fall on the Clinton cabal?


    Top Clinton Dirty Tricks Operative Found Dead Days Before Indictments Due


    Threats to reveal details of the "Lolita Express"

    Former Secret Service Agent Threatens to Reveal New Details About “Lolita Express”

    The Uranium One scandal is even worse than previously thought

    The Russia Scandal Just Got Much Worse...For Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

  3. News Links, November 27, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

    Rise of the killer machines
    As Asia's militaries deploy more lethal automated weapons systems, fears are growing of a new artificial intelligence driven arms race

    Russia to the United Nations: Don't Try to Stop Us From Building Killer Robots
    But it's not only the Russians standing in the way of regulation. Read on. -- RF

    US backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in DC

    Trump Wants Peace With Erdogan - The Miltary Wants To Sabotage It

    Diplomats: Trump 'Fed Up' With Netanyahu Dismissing Peace Efforts

    US cutting off its supply of arms to Kurds fighting in Syria

    Catalan Leader Doubles Down on Independence Pledge

    Catalonia Independence Parties in Lead for December 21 Election

    The Dark Inevitability of Zionism
    Among the growing assaults on freedom of speech is an Israeli-driven campaign to criminalize a campaign to boycott Israel over its racist persecution of Palestinians.

    Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'

    Europe's Plan to Close Its Sea Borders Relies on Libya's Coast Guard Doing Its Dirty Work, Abusing Migrants

    Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

    Islamist protesters clash with Pakistan police for second day

    Looters arrested in Brussels after protest against Libyan slave trade

    Tesla's Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries
    Elon Musk touted ranges and charging times that don't compute with the current physics and economics of batteries.

    Is Trouble Brewing In The Permian?

    Big Oil abandoning Canada's oilsands in quest for cleaner crude

    Russia remains China's top oil supplier for eighth month

    U.S. Coal Industry Shows No Sign of Comeback

    [continued below]

  4. A Low-Cost Alternative To Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Tesla truck reservations falling short
    On a cost per mile per adjusted payload basis, we estimate that Tesla truck's cost of operation will be well over $2 per mile. As much as 30% higher operating cost than comparable diesel trucks.

    U.S. Energy To See Huge Investments From China

    West Texas Producers Face A Growing Glut Of Natural Gas

    A Swedish Power Plant Is Burning Discarded H&M Clothes and Other Rubbish Instead of Coal
    How long before they are burning Picassos? -- RF

    Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

    German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine

    Tropical Trash Islands: Plastic Pollution Floating In Caribbean Includes Bags Of Blood
    "On Friday, we filled 20 dump trucks of 13 cubic meters (460 cubic feet) each, and it made almost no difference," Ricardo Alvarado, mayor of the Honduran coastal town Omoa, told AFP. "We are even finding bags holding blood" from hospitals.

    TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

    Should We Treat Climate Change As A Health Problem?

    Don't eat food if a fly lands on it, as they carry more dangerous bacteria than previously thought, warn scientists

    Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

    Self-driving cars programmed to decide who dies in a crash

    Be Thankful for the Internet as You Know It, Because It May Not Exist Much Longer

    Staggering Variety of Clandestine Trackers Found In Popular Android Apps
    Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab and French nonprofit Exodus Privacy have documented the proliferation of tracking software on smartphones, finding that weather, flashlight, rideshare, and dating apps, among others, are infested with dozens of different types of trackers collecting vast amounts of information to better target advertising.

    Putin signs law to designate media as 'foreign agents'

    AI-Powered Driving Apps Can Track Your Every Move

    Why Superintelligent AI Could Be The Last Human Invention

    Fukushima 'ice wall' linchpin not living up to high hopes

    China's first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal [facepalm!]

    [UK] Council proposes £1,000 fines for homeless people sleeping in tents [how about a yurt?]

    Thanksgiving night fights shut down Alabama mall, shoe reportedly hit baby

    Black Friday Missouri mall shooting leaves teen seriously injured

    The Economic Fallacies of Black Friday: 2017 Edition

    "I Was Expecting Many More People": Black Friday Tumbles To 3rd Spot In Busiest Shopping Days Of The Year

    Black Friday posts new single day record for gun checks at more than 200,000

    Largest employer in each U.S. state:  In 22 states Walmart is the largest employer.

    Wolf Richter on the "Apocalypse Version" of the Keiser Report (video)

  5. Factory explosion in China kills dozens

    An explosion that ripped through a motor wheels factory in the eastern China province of Jiangsu killed 71 people and injured 186, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. [more]

    [no cause given]

    Supreme Court Guts Second Amendment By Refusing To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case

    Japan Wants to Push A Million Tons Of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

    [yep, may as well finish off life in the oceans]

    There Have Been 698 Earthquakes In California Within The Past 30 Days

    Obamacare’s Revenge: The IRS Will Not Process Your Tax Return Unless You Tell Them Whether You Have Health Insurance Or Not

    Useful Idiots And Black Swan Events

    No surprise, Goldman Sachs is now hedging on this past week's glue-sniffing 2018 prediction. Which gets us to the title of this blog post. Where would Wall Street be without "Black Swan events" to cover their asinine predictions? Because whenever they're caught out telling clients to go balls deep at the end of the cycle, they can always just point to the "unforeseen" spark that happened to land on the pile of dynamite they just sold to clients. In other words, it's The Big Short all over again. [more]

    The Fuse Is Already Lit

    Once again, a stampede of dunces has made being an idiot look momentarily smart...

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I am always long brick shitting volatility. Gamble at your own risk...

    Remember back in 2007 at the very top when they were giving jumbo mortgages to illegal aliens to buy McMansions? Good times. They called that period "The Big Short", because no one had figured out that it would all end badly. In reality, everyone knew it would end badly but they didn't know what day it would end, so they pretended it would go on forever. Ironically, those who made the bet against subprime got massacred for a long period of time before the collapse, due to the tsunami of dumb money flowing into high yielding subprime, which narrowed bond spreads giving the delusion of low risk. [more]

  6. Train carrying molten sulfur derails in Florida

    Israel steps up ethnic cleansing in the Jordan Valley

    Odisha state in India sees 473 lightning deaths during 2017 monsoon season; compares with about 400 for each of the 2 previous years

    Dead whale found in Chesapeake Bay near Lynnhaven, Virginia

    A large fluorescent green trail above France

    Another unexplained boom heard in Alabama

    Another study links Parkinson's disease to pesticides

    In Peru’s Deserts, Melting Glaciers Are a Godsend (Until They’re Gone)

    ‘Some bad actors’: Coal burning found to release possibly toxic nanoparticles

    [just add it to the list of toxic shit we have to breathe]