Thursday, November 30, 2017

Event Update For 2017-11-29

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

2017-11-29 - Woman burns to death while burning leaves at home in Burke County (North Carolina):

2017-11-29 - Multiple mysterious explosions shake the ground and alarm people in southern Arizona:

Quote: "Residents of southern Arizona are baffled by mysterious booms being felt and heard across the southern part of the state, which have caused the ground to shake and pets to tremble. No one seems to have an explanation for the weird occurrences. The spooky events happened two nights in a row – on Tuesday between 8pm and 8:30pm, and on Wednesday just after 3pm, according to Tucson News Now. It's not just one or two people who have reported the strange booms, as the media outlet says it has been 'inundated' with calls, emails and Facebook messages from witnesses."

2017-11-29 - Mysterious explosion at 2 AM shakes homes in Rockford (Illinois):

2017-11-29 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in George (Iowa):

Quote: "KIWA has been receiving listener reports today (Wednesday) about a loud boom sound that startled residents in and around George about 8:30 last (Tuesday) night. One George resident we talked to described it as sounding like a shotgun going off, something very heavy being dropped, or even like an electrical transformer exploding."

2017-11-29 - Wood recycling center hit by massive fire at 2 AM in Jurupa Valley (California):

Quote: "Several wood piles that reached up to 300 feet tall burned behind a Jurupa Valley wood recycling yard early Wednesday morning, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire officials said. About 2 a.m., firefighters were called to Rios Recycling in the 5000 block of Wilson Street, where they found multiple large piles of pallets and mulch, some of which were 100, 200, and 300 feet tall, according to a press release."

2017-11-29 - Tug truck bursts into flame at 4 AM while towing passenger plane at airport in coastal Singapore:

2017-11-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in barn, fire spreads, barn and other equipment destroyed, in Adamstown (Maryland):

Quote: "The barn and equipment lost to the fire cost an estimated $1.5 million, Faulring said."

2017-11-29 - Australia is off to an early wildfire season:

2017-11-29 - Fishing trawler 'Porz Streilhen' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in coastal Audierne Bay (France):

Quote: "On Nov 28, 2017, at 2.20 p.m. a fire broke out on the 'Porz Streilhen', 46,2 gt, in the Audierne Bay. The crew is safe and sound."

2017-11-29 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Mission Bay (California):

Note: These are the 1008th and 1009th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Highway 49 in Springfield (Tennessee), 11 injured:

Note: This is the 781st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-29 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-24 in Marion County (Tennessee):

Quote: "Video sent to the Channel 3 newsroom shows that the semi was carrying a load of vehicles."

2017-11-29 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Highway 10 in Trousdale County (Tennessee):

Quote: "Tennessee Highway Patrol said several vehicles were damaged when a car hauler caught fire near the Macon/Trousdale County line on Wednesday. According to a THP report, the 1998 Volvo tractor's brakes caught fire and quickly spread, damaging four to seven vehicles. Both lanes of Highway 10 in the area of Pumpkin Brand Road were closed for the fire department and wrecker cleanup."

Note: These are the 64th and 65th car-haulers to burn in 2017...

2017-11-29 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Route 42 in Gloucester Township (New Jersey):

2017-11-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Brady (Montana):

2017-11-29 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire at 2:02 AM in Rochester (Minnesota):

Quote: "In addition to the barn, a tractor, hay baling equipment, saddles and horse tack and about 400 bales of hay were lost."

2017-11-29 - Tractor bursts into flame near the A834 near Dingwall (Scotland), 1 mile from the coast:

2017-11-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway near Lingxi (China), people loot the trailers:

Note: These are the 2084th, 2085th, 2086th, 2087th, 2088th, 2089th and 2090th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-29 - Dump truck bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-76 in Upper Merion Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-29 - RV and vehicle go up in flames while parked at business in Salem (Oregon):

Quote: "A motorhome and vehicle housed in a carport at the commercial location caught fire sometime around 8 a.m. Wednesday."

Note: This is the 598th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-29 - School van bursts into flame near restaurant in Dhanbad (India):

2017-11-29 - Van bursts into flame on the M5 near Wellington (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Van bursts into flame at auto shop in West Byfleet (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Van bursts into flame in layby on the A1136 near coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "A1136 Roundabout At Great Coates To Grimsby Boundary, Healing. Wed 29 Nov 2017 19:09 (No:25944) Ford transit van on fire in layby. One hose reel in use."

2017-11-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Midway Road in Hinds County (Mississippi):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on I-84 in Plainville (Connecticut):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame on the 14 Freeway in Los Angeles County (California):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on Route 17 in Sloatsburg (New York):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame at McDonald's in Napanee (Canada):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at hospital in Cambridge (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame at 4:53 AM on Philip Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame on the A31 in Ringwood (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Stokenchurch (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 29 November, 9.41am Car fire, M40 northbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 5 (Stokenchurch). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe, one from Beaconsfield and two officers attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-11-29 - Car bursts into flame at 2:06 AM on the M40 near Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 29 November, 2.06am Car fire, M40 southbound between junctions 1a (M25 interchange) and 2 (Beaconsfield). Two appliances and crews from Beaconsfeld, one from High Wycombe and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-11-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2017-11-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame at gas station in Montgomery County (Alabama):

2017-11-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Belton Grove in Grantham (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Riding mower bursts into flame along Elevator Road in Roscoe (Illinois):

2017-11-29 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, pickup destroyed too, near Dyersburg (Tennessee):

2017-11-29 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property on Meadowglen Road in Vancleave (Mississippi):

2017-11-29 - Vehicle and mulch go up in flames in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-11-29 - Barn destroyed by fire at 4 AM in coastal Indian River County (Florida):

2017-11-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in Pittsfield (New York):

2017-11-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in Ravenna Township (Ohio):

2017-11-29 - Two barns and 150 tons of hay and straw destroyed by fire at 2:47 AM in Compton (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:26 AM on Knoll Lane in Loders (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Brush fire burns out of control north of Werribee (Australia):

2017-11-29 - Fire station under construction heavily damaged by fire in the Murphy Creek area in Aurora (Colorado):

2017-11-29 - Home decor business heavily damaged by fire before 6:30 AM in Logan (Utah):

2017-11-29 - Two storage units destroyed by fire at home in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

2017-11-29 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Belleville (Illinois):

2017-11-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Orange City (Florida):

2017-11-29 - Home damaged by basement fire in Chesterfield County (Virginia), cat killed:

2017-11-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Swansea (Massachusetts), dog killed:

2017-11-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Keokuk (Iowa), nobody there:

2017-11-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in New Vineyard (Maine):

2017-11-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Wichita (Kansas), 2 injured:

2017-11-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Fairview (Tennessee):

2017-11-29 - Home destroyed by fire in the Lake City area of Spring Creek Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-29 - Home destroyed by fire in Turlock (California), 2 pets killed:

2017-11-29 - Home destroyed by fire just after 5 AM on Ashlen Crescent in Paradise (Canada):

2017-11-29 - Duplex damaged by fire in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-11-29 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Kearny (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2017-11-29 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:45 AM near Cheyenne (Wyoming), 2 killed:

2017-11-29 - Deadly fire burns home in Pleasant Grove (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-11-29 - Deadly fire destroys home on Landmark Court in Marietta (Georgia), 2 killed:

2017-11-29 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5 AM in Holdenville (Oklahoma), 2 killed:

2017-11-29 - Vacant home burns, fire spreads to another building, in coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-11-29 - Vacant home burns at 3:30 AM in Lockport (New York):

2017-11-29 - Vacant home burns at 1 AM in Lansing (Michigan):

2017-11-29 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly before 3:30 AM in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-29 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 1 AM in Friendship (Indiana):

2017-11-29 - Vacant car wash burns in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-11-29 - Whale found dead near coastal Khor Fakkan (UAE):

2017-11-29 - Whale washes ashore dead near coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2017-11-29 - Around 100 fish found dead in Lake Selmac (Oregon):

2017-11-29 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead on beach in coastal Chennai (India):

Quote: "Unprecedented scenes were witnessed on Tuesday at Adyar river mouth where thousands of fish washed ashore dead. This is the second mass fish kill incident being reported within two years at the same spot, which throws up several questions on the ability of Adyar Creek to support life."

2017-11-29 - Thousands of fish and other sea life wash up dead in Toubacouta (Senegal):

2017-11-29 - College student, man, 24, drops dead in library at Temple University in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A former Ridley High School student has died after he was found unresponsive in the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University Monday. Michael Paytas, 24, of Holmes, was pronounced dead soon afterward at Hahnemann University Hospital university, officials confirmed Wednesday. A senior marketing major, Paytas graduated from Ridley in 2011 and attended Delaware County Community College before transferring to Temple in 2014."

2017-11-29 - Man, 68, has 'medical emergency', topples off tree stand and dies, in Niagara County (New York):

Quote: "A hunter died in Niagara County Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency and falling from his tree stand."

Note: What happens when you spray a bug on the wall with neurotoxic bug spray? It has a 'medical emergency', falls off the wall and dies...

2017-11-29 - Man, 43, goes hunting, next seen dead in Laramie County (Wyoming):

2017-11-29 - Man, 18, found dead in Yosemite National Park (California):

2017-11-29 - Man, around 60, found dead near beachside cliff in coastal San Pedro (California):

2017-11-29 - Man found dead in the Cocheco River in Dover (New Hampshire):

2017-11-29 - Person found dead along the Platte River in Englewood (Colorado):

2017-11-29 - Man, 43, found unconscious in tanker trailer, dies shortly later, in Linden (New Jersey):

2017-11-29 - Woman, 56, slumps over dead in car at Walmart in Fort Collins (Colorado):

2017-11-29 - Man, 57, found dead on Center Road in Cartersville (Georgia):

2017-11-29 - Woman, 22, found dead near Church Street and Dundonald Street in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "Authorities said Richey’s body had no visible signs of trauma and that they don’t believe the death is suspicious."

2017-11-29 - Man, 65, dies while swimming in swimming pool in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "Emergency services are at public pool in Melbourne's east where it is believed a man has drowned. A 65-year-old Bayswater man was pulled from the water at the Knox Leisureworks centre just after 3.30pm on Wednesday, Victoria Police spokeswoman Melissa Search said."

2017-11-29 - Woman found dead in the Brunswick River in Heritage Park in Mullumbimby (Australia):

2017-11-29 - Person found dead in the water near coastal Trearddur (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Man found dead in the River Welland in Spalding (Britain):

2017-11-29 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Quote: "A flight heading for Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to divert to Bournemouth after pilots declared a medical emergency on board."

2017-11-29 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger train near coastal Dundalk (Ireland):

Quote: "According to Iarnrod Eireann' the 5:13pm Pearse Station to Dundalk this evening has been held up at Rush and Lusk this evening due to a medical emergency with a passenger on board."

2017-11-29 - Man has 'medical event', motorcycle crashes, near Tombstone (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "The investigation is still ongoing, but it appears the man suffered a medical event before crashing, Capas said."

2017-11-29 - Small plane crashes in field in Hanover (Virginia), engine failure:

2017-11-29 - Passenger train derails near Arahal (Spain), 21 injured:

2017-11-29 - Passenger bus hits truck head-on then plunges into the Trishuli River in Chitwan (Nepal), 6 killed, 23 injured:

2017-11-29 - Tractor trailer overturns in the Town of Erin (Canada):

2017-11-29 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, gets t-boned by semi, near Maricopa (Arizona), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-11-29 - Two cars crash, fire erupts, car fire ignites brush fire, in Yucaipa (California):

2017-11-29 - Car veers off road at 11:18 PM, hits shed, bursts into flame, in Harlan (Iowa), 1 killed:

2017-11-29 - Car veers off road, crashes down hill, bursts into flame, on Marshfield Road in Scott County (Indiana), 2 injured:

2017-11-29 - Four dogs attack and kill woman, injure another woman, in Guntersville (Alabama):

2017-11-29 - Pit bull chases girl onto school bus, bites bus driver, in Lancaster County (South Carolina):

2017-11-29 - Swarm of bees attacks people at funeral in Madurai (India):

2017-11-29 - Two water mains break, sinkhole opens, in Durham (North Carolina):

2017-11-29 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-11-29 - Water main breaks, street floods, in El Cajon (California):

2017-11-29 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and swallows car, in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2017-11-29 - Water main breaks in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2017-11-29 - Man, 61, has chest pains on cruise ship near coastal Government Point (California):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old man from the 'Grand Princess' 17 nautical miles southwest of Government Point on Nov 29, 2017. At approximately 7:40 a.m., the ship had notified Coast Guard 11th District command center watchstanders of a man experiencing chest pains. After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Mugu was dispatched. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Santa Barbara Airport where emergency medical services awaited."

2017-11-29 - For the third month in a row South Dakota sees warm records smashed:

2017-11-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Surakarta, Central Java (Indonesia), 11+ killed:

2017-11-29 - Europe to receive the first widespread snow of the season from Germany to Finland:

2017-11-29 - Sunlight drips through clouds and strange arc of dotted light spotted in sky at Missouri River:

2017-11-29 - Meteorite (?) crashes out of the sky near Yekaterinburg in Siberia (Russia):

2017-11-29 - Nazca Booby from the Galapagos Islands turns up at Dana Point (Califorina):


  1. Kinda embarrassing, not to mention ominous, when the new fire department building burns down before it's even completed.

    It's simply amazing to me how many homes, apartments, condos, dorms and other housing is being destroyed by fire every day! I mean, after almost a year of this, that's gotta add up to some significant dent in the insurance industry, plus it adds to homelessness and deaths.

    Great pic of car-hauler on fire in the pictorial.

    Mysterious, non-sourced explosions have risen recently, as have earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Gee, I wonder if they're all related . ..

    [let's see how Friday, the first of December, is starting off]

    Navy releases new details about ship collision off South Korea's coastline

    A U.S. ship assigned to protect an American aircraft carrier off the Korean Peninsula collided with a commercial fishing boat after losing track of it on radar and attempting “improper and untimely maneuvers” in an attempt to avoid a wreck, the Navy said in report released Thursday. [more; this is from May]

    Hot Blob off Southeast Australia Fuels Life-Threatening Rain Bomb Event

    Earthquakes in strange places leaving USGS official claiming "this is wild" as a mag 4.1 hits Delaware just 7 miles northeast of Dover Air Force Base

    Is the Ramapo Fault waking up? M5.1 earthquake downgraded to M4.1 quake felt from New York City to Baltimore

    A M5.1 earthquake downgraded to a M4.1 (USGS) or M4.6 (EMSC) tremor hit Delaware on November 30, 2017. The quake was felt across the east coast of the United States, from New York City to Baltimore. The USGS initially reported the magnitude at 5.1. But was then downgraded to a weak M4.1 by the USGS. The quake, which hit at 4:45 p.m. Thursday was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware. [more]

    A mag 6.0 - 59km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea is the second major quake to strike on this first day of December

    Three earthquakes hit eastern Iran in quick succession close to Isfahan and Bushehr Nuclear sites (how long before one receives a direct hit?)

    A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left 5 people missing with a further 20,000 affected in Sri Lanka

    Tropical cyclone Dhalia kills 19 people on the Indonesian island of Java in the same region as erupting Mount Agung

    Climate Connection: Unraveling the Surprising Ecology of Dust

    [SOURCE: Yale Environment 360]

    Melting Ice Could Mess Up Deep-Sea Chemistry

    ["could" my ass . .]

    [more below]

  2. Study discovers why global warming will accelerate CO2 rise

    Global warming is likely to speed up as the Earth becomes increasingly more sensitive to atmospheric CO₂ concentrations, scientists from the University of Reading have warned.
    In a new study, published this week in the prestigious journal PNAS, the scientists explain that the influence of increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 on global warming will become more severe over time because the patterns of warming of the Earth’s surface will lead to reduced cloud cover in some sensitive regions and less heat being able to escape into space. [more]

    "Buy The Abdication Of Responsibility"

    My cousin used to order six shots at last call. It was never a good idea...

    The casino is going vertical ahead of the Senate vote. Stock gamblers have entered the glue sniffing phase...[see graph]

    What this tax cut represents more than anything is inter-generational abdication of responsibility. Wall Street analysts are tripping over each other to see who can issue the most bullish forecast for what happens if/when the tax cut is passed. 

    "Let us therefore bow our heads and pray for the plundering of our grandchildren" [more]

    And Then There Were None

    Aside from left-for-dead retailers getting short squeezed into outer space, and Transports crossing end-of-cycle bridges to nowhere, global RISK IS OFF. I just thought I would point that out, because this week's Crypto meltdown and momentum stock shellacking haven't stirred stoned zombies from their stupor. Go figure...

    And no one tells better end-of-cycle lies than the Financial services industry. Can we all agree on that?

    Of all of the numerous lies this week about the economy, OPEC, tax cuts, money printing, BitCasinos etc. none was more dangerously delusional than Zerohedge's assertion that "global" equity markets are fat and happy for the 13th month straight. The U.S. is the only major stock market still moving higher. Europe has rolled over. China has rolled over hard. Japan has rolled over.

    And Emerging Markets are getting shellacked...[more; see chart]

    [continued below]

  3. Friday, 1 December 2017
    Will an eruption of Mt. Agung cool the planet temporarily?

    Bali’s fiery volcano could end up temporarily cooling the entire planet. But we don’t yet know by how much. [more]

    Another dire 1989 warning – from Jacques Cousteau

    [link to ~ 55 min. video report from C-Span]

    [these are 2 embedded articles to Robin's Scribbler re-copy]
    Alert: sea surface temperatures (SST) are way hotter than normal.

    NZ Rainfall shortage 'dramatic'

    Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Lows Off Alaska


    Judge Questions Exxon’s Attempt to Block Climate Fraud Investigations

    The hearing edged a federal judge closer to deciding whether to dismiss the oil giant’s case against the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts.

    [watch the judge's bank account in the coming days . ..]

    ExxonMobil drew tough questions and skeptical responses from a federal judge on Thursday as it urged her to shut down two state investigations into whether the oil giant misled investors and the public about climate change risks. The judge's inquiries suggested the company had failed to build a strong enough case to halt the probes. [more]

    Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

    A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.1 hit Kerman Province, Iran at 02:32 UTC (06:02 local time) on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 10 km. IRSC registered 9 M4+ aftershocks within the next 5 hours. [more]

    [here's one of many CIA written or influenced articles in msm]
    Another Global Warming Study Casts Doubt On Media's Climate Change Fairy Tale

    [right, no warming . . meanwhile, here in REALITY]
    Greenland: 'The melt is winning this game'

    [must be mass hallucination]

  4. News Links, December 1, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Margin debt: Stock Market Lazes Happily on a Powerful Time Bomb, and the Fed Begins to Worry

    Meanwhile, South Korean Industrial Production Crashes

    US Gross National Debt Jumps $723 billion in 12 Weeks, Yellen "Very Worried about Sustainability of US Debt Trajectory"

    We Give Up! Government Spending And Deficits Soar Pretty Much Everywhere

    World's First Vending-Machine For The Homeless To Be Unveiled In UK In December; LA, NYC Next Year [yeah, that'll help . ..]

    The Asymmetry of Bubbles: the Status Quo and Bitcoin

    Gold's Global Supply Artery: Heading for Cardiac Arrest

    Lemmings In Full Stampede Toward The Fiscal Cliff

    Bitcoin Mania Interrupted, for Now, After Outage Triggers Selloff
    Bitcoin exchanges crash day after US demands cryptocurrency transaction info
    Bitcoin is already dwarfing some of the largest financial market bubbles of all time

    Commander: Over 1,000 US Troops in Combat in Afghanistan in 2018
    Gen. John Nicholson, the top US general in Afghanistan, revealed on Tuesday that US forces will be greatly increasing their involvement in combat in the country next year, and that combat troops will be "at extra risk."

    US Bows to Israeli/Saudi Alliance in Blaming Iran
    Contrary to common belief, Israel supported Iran's Islamic Republic for more than a decade in the 1980s before shifting its favors to Saudi Arabia in the 1990s and making sure the U.S. followed suit.

    Israeli Defense Minister Contradicts Netanyahu: "There Is No Iranian Military Force On Syrian Land" [he'll be fired this week]

    A Short History of American Empire

    The Future of the American Empire

    Russia to deploy anti-ship missiles to Kurils: report

    It's official: Romania signs deal to buy U.S. missile defense system

    Russia negotiates deal for its warplanes to use Egypt bases
    U.S. military indefinitely delays ban on cluster bombs

    In an Unprecedented Move, 10 Democratic Senators Demand That Netanyahu Halt Israel Demolition of Palestinian Village [sure]

    63-year-old Tibetan Monk Self-immolates in Sichuan

    As New Pipelines Get Built, More People Are Standing In the Way

    Did Anyone Do Even a Minimal Check on the Sensationalist Bitcoin Electrical Consumption Story?

    Tesla Owners Are Stealing Power To Mine Bitcoin
    Teslas and other EVs have free access to power at many charging stations, so it was probably only a matter of time until somebody decided to plug their mining computers in.

    OPEC Agrees To 9-Month Extension Of Oil Production Deal

    Big Pharma is taking advantage of patent law to keep OxyContin from ever dying

    Despite What Politicians Say, Hundreds of BC Gas Wells Leak Methane

    WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

    Amazon is flooding the zone with new cloud A.I. tools that translate, transcribe, and track people

    The StingRay Is Exactly Why the 4th Amendment Was Written
    At least 68 agencies in 23 different states own StingRays.

    War, hunger, extremism will intensify in 2018: Report

    Sea of Japan fishermen faced with double threat of missiles, suspicious boats

    Illegal fishing by N. Korean boats rampant in Sea of Japan

    Kobe Steel data scandal to delay restart of four nuclear reactors

    UK Government Issues Support for Shale Industry [idiots]

    Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following 'record' influx

    Otter with plastic cable around neck highlights how litter is 'choking the life out of British wildlife'

    'Shocking' rise in rubbish washing up on UK beaches

    America sold nearly $42B in weapons to foreign countries in 2017

    Get Ready for Concealed Guns in All 50 States

    Yellen: $20 trillion national debt 'should keep people awake at night'
    The total national debt level is $20.6 trillion and rising. Of that total, $14.9 trillion is owed by the public [we didn't get a vote on any of it]

    US Household Debt Is Rising 60% Faster Than Wages, And One Rating Agency Is Worried [the rest don't give a shit]

  5. Judicial Watch says Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting docs to be released very soon - UPDATE

    Thanks for the trickle down! A holiday letter to the wealthiest 1%

    [good one]

    Powerful Cyclone Ockhi kills at least 16 across India and Sri Lanka

    A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings on Friday (Dec 1) that the storm would intensify.

    Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most crushed by trees ripped up by destructive winds raging at 130km per hour.

    Warships have been deployed to comb the southeastern coast for fishing boats missing in wild seas [more]

    Third plasma filament eruption in as many weeks; Grand Solar Minimum threat

    [~ 3.5 min. video report]

    Mysterious boom rattles windows in Caledonia, Mississippi

    A loud mysterious boom was reported by residents in Caledonia on Tuesday morning. The noise occurred just before 11:00 AM. Residents said it shook windows and it caught many by surprise.
    [more; no definite cause found]

    Torrential rainfall, floods paralyze Albania; 1 person dead

    [pic caption] Local resident Nue Shkreta looks at a collapsed bridge at the entrance of his village Mamuras, northern Albania, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

    At least one person has died during heavy rainfall that flooded many parts of Albania, paralyzing its ports and causing flights from its only international airport to be suspended, authorities said Friday.

    Three other people were injured and 18 houses were destroyed in weather-related incidents over the past 24 hours, the government said in a statement.

    Many roads remained blocked across the Balkan country, while some 71,000 residents were affected by power cuts. [more]

    Video: No Man’s Land – Barbuda after Hurricane Irma

    More than 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria – “Puerto Rico will be seen by historians as before and after Maria”

    [lots more to come]

    [here's an old MUST WATCH Ted talk for climate skeptics]

    James Balog at TEDGlobal 2009 Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

  6. If you stay on-line for any length of time, more stuff you're looking for "pops up."

    14-year-old dead after collapsing during gym class at Fla. school

    "It was on the track. He was running," said student Carilee Henritez. [more]

    Islamic State seizes new Afghan foothold after luring Taliban defectors

    [I guess that explains the troop surge we read about this morning]

    [from our "Don't Try This At Home" desk]
    Mayor: New York inferno sparked by amateur bladesmith

    COHOES, N.Y. — An inferno that destroyed or damaged nearly two dozen buildings in a city in upstate New York was sparked by an amateur bladesmith who apparently was trying to imitate something he saw on TV, officials said.

    "It is the worst disaster the city has ever seen," Mayor Shawn Morse told reporters at an evening news conference. [more]

  7. This may explain the recent (rare) east coast earthquake:

    Huge mass of molten rock rising under parts of New England, Vermont, New Hamshire and Massachusetts

    A huge mass of warm rocks is rising beneath portions of New England, Vermont, New Hamshire and Massachusetts. Although it does not indicate a major eruption is coming anytime soon, the findings are compelling...[more]

    The Handmaid's Tale becomes a reality - Infertility is on the rise

    Dead sperm whale found on beach in Domburg, Netherlands

    Wrong place, wrong time: Rare bird seen for only the second time in Bermuda

    [Bluebird of happiness?]

    Rainbow appears in Taiwan for 9 continuous hours as experts claim it has broken record

    Baltimore police are not permitting FBI to join investigation of slain whistleblower cop

    [What is this, Sandy Hook?]

    Cops severely beat, taser and mace a man after mistaking his colostomy bag for a gun

    [Let's see how much that will cost 'em]

    University in Peshawar, Pakistan comes under fire from gunmen disguised in burqas leaving 9 dead and dozens injured

    [This was bound to happen]