Sunday, December 3, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-02

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

2017-12-02 - Man found dead in burning car at 4:18 AM in St. Charles (Maryland):

2017-12-02 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

2017-12-02 - Tug vehicle bursts into flame at 5:24 AM at port in coastal Dovercourt, Harwich (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a Tug vehicle alight at the Port in Dovercourt. The vehicle, which is used to put the containers on and off the boats, was 25% alight when crews arrived."

2017-12-02 - College student, man, basketball player, has 'medical issue' during game, collapses, heart stops, resuscitated, in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "South Carolina State guard Tyvoris Solomon was rushed to a hospital Saturday afternoon after his heart stopped during the Bulldogs' 103-71 loss to NC State."

Note: It was a heartbreaking loss!

2017-12-02 - Man, 25, loses consciousness and almost dies while diving, resuscitated, near coastal Cairns (Australia):

2017-12-02 - Girl, 15, pulled unconscious from the water at coastal Waipatiki Beach in Napier (New Zealand):

2017-12-02 - 'Sky trumpet phenomena' heard in Pennsylvania:

2017-12-02 - Loud 'roaring sounds' heard in the sky along the Mississippi River at the Illinois/Iowa border:

2017-12-02 - Home destroyed by explosions and fire on Longshore Drive in Blue Eye (Missouri), 230 feet from Lake of the Ozarks:

Quote: "According to a post on the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District's Facebook page, the fire is at a home on Longshore Drive in Blue Eye. Explosions were reported at a large home, according to the post made around 6 p.m. on Saturday."

2017-12-02 - Home explodes and burns in coastal Cork (Ireland), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 337th and 338th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-12-02 - Shrimp boat destroyed by fire at 4:20 AM in coastal Long Bay (Louisiana):

Quote: "A U.S. Coast Guard crew and Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were searching on Saturday morning for an unconfirmed person in the water after a shrimp boat caught fire and sunk in Long Bay. At around 4:20 a.m., the Coast Guard got a report that a 30-foot shrimp vessel was on fire in Long Bay. The vessel was approximately one mile from Joshua’s Marina, Buras, when it sank in about four feet of water."

2017-12-02 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:59 AM while parked on trailer on Luscombe Crescent in coastal Paignton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1014th and 1015th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-02 - Tour bus bursts into flame on I-91 in Wethersfield (Connecticut):

2017-12-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Douglas Road in Aylesbury (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 2 December, 9.27am Fire in engine compartment of bus, Douglas Road, Aylesbury. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: These are the 787th and 788th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-12-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in the Pigeon River gorge in Cocke County (Tennessee):

2017-12-02 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Maxwell (Nebraska):

2017-12-02 - Two semi tractors destroyed by fire at 11:15 PM while parked at business in Saskatoon (Canada):

2017-12-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on the M1 in Derbyshire (Britain):

Note: These are the 2103rd, 2104th, 2105th, 2106th and 2107th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-02 - Truck bursts into flame on highway near Kofinou on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-12-02 - RV goes up in flames in coastal Seattle (Washington), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 605th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 3:30 AM on Cochrane Pond Road in coastal St. John's (Canada):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street in Moravia (New York):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked on Rishton Square in coastal Sunderland (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame at Park'n'Burn on Otterbourne Road in Winchester (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame in driveway at home on Carnation Road in Nuneaton (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame at 7:02 AM, fire spreads to building, on Peel Close in Blandford Forum (Britain):

Quote: "Crew from Blandford extinguished a fire involving one private car spread to an adjacent detached building used as a store measuring 10m x 15m using 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 1 thermal image camera."

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame at 2:44 AM on Middle Street in coastal Puriton, Bridgewater (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame on the  A15 near Sleaford (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Car bursts into flame on Mill Wood Drive in Worcester (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in River Hills (Wisconsin):

Quote: "It estimated damage at about $125,000 and said the home's garage, a new addition and a vintage car were likely all a total loss."

2017-12-02 - RV trailer and home destroyed by fire in Mauriceville (Texas):

2017-12-02 - Barn destroyed by fire in Wilson (New York):

2017-12-02 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire at 5:43 AM in Kinderhook (New York):

2017-12-02 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire just before 11 PM in Cedar Bluff (Alabama):

2017-12-02 - Barn destroyed by fire on Bury Lodge Lane in Stansted (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Apple iPhone6 explodes in man's hand at store in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-12-02 - Farm equipment, hay and barn destroyed by fire in Walker Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The pen was filled with hay and farming equipment, Hartz said. Some of the equipment exploded in the blaze."

2017-12-02 - Flooring and painting business destroyed by fire at midnight in Flint (Michigan):

2017-12-02 - Paper business hit by fire, warehouse destroyed, in Mt. Vernon (Illinois):

2017-12-02 - Bar damaged by basement fire in Bridesburg section of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-02 - Church destroyed by fire at 2:36 AM in Red Lake (Minnesota):

2017-12-02 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just after 4 AM in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2017-12-02 - Home destroyed by fire near Grouse Creek near Sandpoint (Idaho):

Quote: "Mitton said the home was determined to be outside of a fire district. It was located near the North Fork of Grouse Creek."

2017-12-02 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:45 AM in Bishopville (South Carolina):

2017-12-02 - Duplex damaged by fire in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-12-02 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-12-02 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 3 AM in Independence (Missouri):

2017-12-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-12-02 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Berlin (Germany), 18 injured:

2017-12-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:19 AM in coastal Mobile (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Leetonia (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Mount Airy (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Deadly fire burns home in New Hartford (New York), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM in Stockport (New York):

2017-12-02 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Youngstown (Ohio):

2017-12-02 - Vacant duplex burns at 11:09 PM in Taft (California):

2017-12-02 - Vacant factory burns in Gatineau (Canada):

2017-12-02 - Leopard found dead in canal in Marmat (India):

2017-12-02 - Five teenagers go for swim at beach, all of them die, in coastal Dumangas (Philippine Islands):

2017-12-02 - Person found dead near oil company and person found dead near liquor store in Noida (India):

2017-12-02 - Infant girl suddenly dies at home in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-12-02 - College student found dead in dorm at university in Chapel Hill (North Carolina):

2017-12-02 - Boy, 5, found unconscious in bathtub, dies shortly later, in Herriman (Utah):

2017-12-02 - Man in his 30s found dead in canal in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2017-12-02 - Man in his 40s, worker, topples off home under construction and dies in Delaware (Ohio):

Quote: "Delaware police said the man was in his 40s and was working on a new home from Pulte Homes on Eagle Walk Road. According to police, he fell from the second story of the new home into the basement just before noon Saturday. The worker may have had a medical problem that contributed to his death..."

2017-12-02 - Man, 36, drops dead near pizzeria in coastal Onset (Massachusetts), 350 feet from the ocean:

2017-12-02 - Man drops dead in driveway of home in Pound Ridge (New York):

Quote: "Police continue to investigate the cause of the man's death but said there were no signs of foul play where the body was discovered."

2017-12-02 - Man found dead and partially submerged in creek in Lexington (Kentucky):

2017-12-02 - Young man found dead along walking trail in Laredo (Texas):

2017-12-02 - Man found dead near mall in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-12-02 - Man found dead in wooded area in Stoddard (New Hamshire):

2017-12-02 - Man, 40, DMV sergeant, found dead in his business in Hamden (Connecticut):

2017-12-02 - College student, man, 22, drops dead in bathroom in dorm room in Punjab (India):

2017-12-02 - Man found dead in carpark in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2017-12-02 - Man falls off boat and dies in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

2017-12-02 - Man found dead in the water near wharf in coastal Opua (New Zealand):

2017-12-02 - Man, 50, found dead in the River Medway in Maidstone (Britain):

2017-12-02 - Man, 48, has 'medical issue' at 4:10 AM, SUV crashes into home, in Rochester (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say an unknown medical issue suffered by Marbury was the cause of the crash, which caused minor damage to the structure."

2017-12-02 - Man has 'medical condition', car hits another car, in Burnham Borough (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the release, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Richard Hackenberg, of Lewistown, was traveling east on West Freedom Avenue and suffered from a sudden medical condition, causing him to strike the vehicle of Melissa Bollinger, of Lewistown."

2017-12-02 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency' at 6:30 AM, pickup crashes down embankment, near Sheppton (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to State Police at Frackville, Michael Heiler, 58, of Ringtown was travelling south on PA Route 924, when he experienced a medical emergency around 6:30am, causing him and his 2009 Chevrolet Silverado to miss a right hand turn roughly half a mile past Mountain Road in Sheppton. Heiler then struck a guiderail, continuing 50 feet down an embankment, coming to rest in the trees."

2017-12-02 - Driver has 'medical episode', car hits carport and pedestrian, in Arizona City (Arizona), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities say a driver suffered a medical episode while driving in Arizona City Saturday night that resulted in death."

2017-12-02 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes into capitol building in Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A DOA spokesperson says it appears the driver had a medical event that led to the crash. There is no reported damage to the Capitol building. No one else was in the car when it crashed."

2017-12-02 - Small plane crashes near St. Joseph (Missouri), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Small plane makes emergency landing on I-94 west of Valley City (North Dakota), engine failure:

2017-12-02 - Gyrocopter crashes and burns in Hernando (Mississippi), 2 killed:

2017-12-02 - Tanker ship and fishing ship collide near coastal Incheon (South Korea), 13 killed, 7 injured, 2 missing:

2017-12-02 - Tanker truck overturns on I-83 near Glen Rock (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-02 - Van slams into heavy truck, bursts into flame, in Sarai Alamgir (Pakistan), 4 killed:

2017-12-02 - SUV veers off road, slams into home, in Bangor Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

2017-12-02 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into creek bed near cemetery, in Conroe (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits bus head-on, in Clatsop County (Oregon), 1 injured:

2017-12-02 - Car and taxi collide head-on in coastal Durban (South Africa), 13 injured:

2017-12-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to preliminary information, the deceased driver may have suffered a medical event while driving — causing the crash."

2017-12-02 - Two cars collide head-on near Bonners Ferry (Idaho), 3 injured:

2017-12-02 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, in Loris (South Carolina), 3 injured:

2017-12-02 - Car veers off road, plunges into pond, in Winter Haven (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-12-02 - Crazed naked man, mid-30s, pulled from the Hudson River in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A determined FDNY rescue crew saved a crazed swimmer from the freezing Hudson River on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The first responders motored out into the waters near W. 12th St. in the West Village around 2:30 p.m., said Lt. Christopher Fallon. The swimmer, a man in his mid-30s, was 'basically naked,' Fallon said. An FDNY rescue diver plunged into the water but the man resisted, Fallon said."

2017-12-02 - Naked man with shovel bangs on doors, attacks car with rake, in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "Instead of seeing Christmas carolers coming to spread holiday cheer, residents in a Toronto neighbourhood may have been shocked to witness something else at their front door. Police say late Saturday night, a man was wandering around naked, carrying a shovel and banging on doors in the Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue area. He also smashed a car window with a rake, but officers were able to arrest him and nobody was hurt."

2017-12-02 - Vermont and Minnesota warming faster than any of the other states in the US:

2017-12-02 - Magnitude 2.6 earthquake strikes near coastal San Leandro (California):

2017-12-02 - Flooding continues in Albania, hundreds evacuated:

2017-12-02 - India, Sri Lanka cyclone death toll rises to 26:

2017-12-02 - Unprecedented water shortages hit Wellington (New Zealand):

2017-12-02 - Spectacular waterspout forms off the coast of Italy:

2017-12-02 - Meteor explodes in the sky over Pennsylvania:

2017-12-02 - Two-headed piglet with eight legs born in Fujian Province (China):

2017-12-02 - Series of three supermoons in a row starts December 3, 2017, and ends January 31, 2018 with a Super Blood Moon:

2017-12-02 - Pulsating UFOs in formation filmed over Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

2017-12-02 - NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 backup thrusters after 37 years:

2017-12-02 - EPA drops rule requiring mining companies to have money to clean up pollution:

2017-12-02 - Sessions suggests DOJ preparing for federal crackdown on recreational marijuana:

2017-12-02 - Tom Cotton as CIA director spells bad news for all:

2017-12-02 - Republicans will cut Social Security and Medicare after tax plan passes, admits Marco Rubio:

Quote: "Rubio told reporters this week that in order to address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims."

Note: Rich people and corporations got a bunch more money, so now it's time to suck the life out of the poor and the elderly to pay for it! Hey, if a few million people have to suffer and die so that a few thousand rich folks can buy platinum tubs instead of gold tubs, well, that's just the price that the few thousand rich folks are gonna have to watch the millions of non-rich folks pay. America, f#ck yeah!

2017-12-02 - Possum breaks into liquor store and gets drunk on bourbon in Fort Walton Beach (Florida):


  1. Five teen guys decide to have some fun and jump in the ocean while at a beach in the Philippines & all died (probably immediately). That's just tragic. This seems to happen every day somewhere.

    Lots of huge BOOMS and loud strange noises cropping up all over the place, too.

    Fake News outlet Washington Post misleads readers on GOP tax reform bill — then Brit Hume smacks them with facts

    In a story published on Wednesday, the Post minimized who would receive tax cuts in the reform bill and how much taxes would go down. What's more, the story said a significant chunk of Americans - 38 percent - would pay the same taxes as they do now or receive a tax hike because of the bill.

    "Trump has promised Americans 'huge' tax cuts, but only 44 percent of taxpayers would see their tax bills reduced by more than $500 in 2019, according to JCT's analysis of the winners and losers in the plan. The chart below was first reported by The Washington Post after a GOP senator's office shared it," the story said.

    The story was obviously framed to undermine the reform. It was even titled, "38 percent of Americans won't get a sizable tax cut under the Senate GOP plan."

    However, that wasn't the complete truth - and the story even admitted as such later.

    In response to the Post's story, Hume pointed out the obvious: that roughly the same number of people who won't receive a tax break due to the Senate's reform bill already don't pay taxes. How can someone who pays no taxes receive a cut?

    Yemen risks starvation as western-backed Saudi siege continues

    An estimated 17 million people - 60 percent of the total population - are food insecure while a further seven million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and are at risk of famine, the UN said. [more]

    'Strange' Arctic rainbow and red 'summer' sprites in winter - rare atmospheric events on the increase

    Yesterday, Valtteri Immonen saw such a rainbow over Muonio, Finland, but something was missing: the raindrops. "It was -6 degrees C, no rain and no snowfall," he says. "Yet there was a huge rainbow across the sky."

    "I have never seen a rainbow during the winter and I didn't even know that it is possible for them to form when the temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius," he marvels. [more]

    Monday, 4 December 2017
    Abrupt climate change: Tasman Sea is like a 'bath with the hot tap on'

    Summer scorcher: Tasman Sea a 'bath with the hot tap on'

    [~ 4 min. weather report and text, followed by embedded video]
    Farmers worried early summer highs could spell drought: RNZ Checkpoint

    [more below]

  2. War with North Korea "is getting close"

    Senator Tells Pentagon "Begin Moving Dependents OUT of South Korea" -- War with North Korea "is getting close" MORE: EXPECT SEVERE U.S. RESPONSE TO ANOTHER NUKE TEST

    Senator Lindsay Graham has now publicly told the Pentagon to begin moving the Dependents of US Troops (Spouses and Children) OUT o South Korea because "War with North Korea is getting close."
    Th[is] is a developing story, please check back for updates.[more]

    [followed by embedded article]
    Upon ACTUAL North Korea Missile ATTACK, Here's How it Would Play-out, step-by-step . . . and the END GAME. The U.S. Gov't NEEDS a lot of you DEAD

    The United States Missile Defense Program has forty (40) Ground-based Interceptors.  Yes, you read that correctly, we have 40.  And since real-life policy is to launch four Interceptors at each inbound attacking missile, if North Korea launched TEN attacking nuclear missiles, all forty of our Interceptors would likely be launched to take them out (hopefully).

    What happens when North Korea launches ANOTHER ten attacking nuclear missiles?   We don't have any Ground-based Interceptors left.  ALL TEN GET THROUGH.

    Good-bye New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and likely Seattle, Groton, CT, Norfolk, VA and Kings Bay, GA 

    Seattle (Bremerton) and San Diego are our major naval bases on the west coast.  Groton, CT and Kings Bay, GA are our nuclear submarine bases.  Norfolk is our largest Naval base on the east coast.

    So if North Korea merely launches twenty missiles, our Ground-Based Interceptors are totally used-up, and we still lose the top major cities in our country and five of our most important military bases/ports. [more]

    [here's the dangerous part]

    Exercises in Korea simulates war with North Korea

    In "Largest-Ever" Military Drill, US Orders 16,000 Troops, 230 Jets To Simulate War With North Korea

    Just days after Pyongyang launched its most advanced ICBM, one which experts warned has the potential to hit a target anywhere on the territory of the United States, North Korea said the U.S. is “begging” for a nuclear war by planning the “largest-ever” joint aerial drill with South Korea just after concluding an exercise with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, Bloomberg reported.

    “Should the Korean peninsula and the world be embroiled in the crucible of nuclear war because of the reckless nuclear war mania of the U.S., the U.S. will have to accept full responsibility for it,” North Korea’s state-run KCNA said Saturday, citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Meanwhile, showing no signs of de-escalation, North Korea has tested dozens of missiles this year, and claimed its nukes can now hit the US. Kim is also feared to be readying the dreaded Juche Bird missile – a live nuke fired out into the heart of the Pacific. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Missile fired at Abu Dhabi nuclear plant

    Yemen Rebels Claim They Fired Missile At Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant

    Two days after Israel reportedly destroyed an alleged Iranian airbase in the city of al-Qiswa near Damascus in Syria, Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they fired a cruise missile toward the $20 bilion Barakh nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in the UAE (which is still under construction) which "successfully hit its target", the group’s television service said on its website Sunday, however without providing evidence.

    The launch was in retaliation for the closing of sea and air ports, it said without offering evidence or providing further details. The statement quoted a Houthi leader who warned against continuing the blockade, “affirming Yemenis’ right to take sensitive steps.” [more]

    Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America's new nomads

    Wages minus grocery receipts. Minus medical bills. Minus credit card debt. Minus utility fees. Minus student loan and car payments. Minus the biggest expense of all: rent.
    In the widening gap between credits and debits hangs a question: which bits of this life are you willing to give up, so you can keep on living? [more]

    The Silence Of The Sheeple

    The RepubliCon tax plan is the reason why Big Cap tech and growth/momentum got shellacked last week. It's now up to Macy's and the Gap to keep the casino levitated. [more]

    [last bit below]

  4. An Antarctic eruption at Deception Island could ‘significantly disrupt’ international air traffic as far away as South America, Australia, and Africa

    Under the black sand of Deception Island, off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, lurks the flooded caldera of an active volcano – home to more than 50 volcanic craters. And now, a new research is showing that an ash eruption at Deception Island would potentially disrupt air traffic as far away as South America, Australia, and Africa. Yes, amazingly, even these remote Antarctica’s volcanoes can have an effect across the world! [more]

    The next immense earthquake in Japan could send the whole World into recession

    Remember the catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan? That was just nature warming up. Scientists are predicting that the chances of a magnitude 8 or 9 earthquake along the Nankai Through within the next 30 years are 70%. Such a Big One could rack up to 323,000 casualties, because not only would this quake (and its massive tsunami) hit population centers, it would happen with only around five minutes of warning – a less than ideal timeframe when you need to evacuate millions. In response to this terrifying prospect, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has advised his citizens to be “calmly and appropriately afraid.” [more]

    Scientists are afraid an Italian supervolcano is getting ready to blow

    Do you know another volcano besides Mount Vesuvius in Italy? No? Well, scientists are becoming concerned that there’s actually a much bigger volcano just a few miles away from Vesuvius, and it’s getting ready to go cataclysmic for Italy… And the rest of the world. Campi Flegrei, just a stone’s throw from Naples, is what scientists call a “supervolcano” – as if regular volcanoes weren’t terrifying enough. [more]

    [Just as unseen tectonic forces cause a "sudden" earthquake or other natural calamity, it seems the unseen political, social and environmental forces are pressuring humanity to self-destruct ahead of "schedule" - when the environmental collapse does it for us, quickly causing mass extinction ]

    A mysterious giant rock monument lurks on the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel and baffles scientists

    It’s huge, ancient, on the bottom of the sea … and not a natural formation. In 2003, a team of Israeli archaeologists were conducting a seabed survey upon the Sea of Galilee. Then they found this, and the room presumably got real quiet. So what is that giant rock monument under the Sea of Galilee? Because, up close, this huge mysterious shape on the seabed is actually made up of thousands of meticulously stones arranged in a pyramid measuring over 230 feet in diameter, standing 39 feet high, and weighing at least 60,000 tons – or roughly twice as big as Stonehenge and six times heavier than the Eiffel Tower. [more]

  5. News Links, December 4, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    The End of Economic Growth (UK)

    Inflation Surges as Economy Bogs Down in Mexico

    Even a $1 million retirement nest egg isn't enough anymore (US)

    SOCGEN: The good times are coming to an end in 2018

    General Electric lays off workers at power business in New York

    Coinbase Ordered to Turn Over Identities of 14,355 Cryptocurrency Traders to the IRS

    The crypto exchange Coinbase went down again as bitcoin prices neared $11,000

    Enter 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

    The government is coming for your Bitcoin [yup, "legal" THEFT]

    North Korea's nuclear boasts belie plight of the elite army
    Undernourished soldier shines light on dire conditions

    South Korea Unveils Plan To Strike North Korean Missile Launchers

    Coalition: Over 400 US Marines to Leave Syria [to go where?]

    Missile test furthers India's push for Indian Ocean supremacy
    New Delhi draws line at Strait of Malacca as China tests the waters [that's all we need - the 2 countries with the largest populations engaged in a nuke war]

    Gunmen attack agriculture institute in Pakistan, wounding 11

    John Kerry: Israel And Saudi Arabia Urged A Preemptive US Strike On Iran Prior To Nuclear Deal

    Extreme right wing movement gains momentum in Europe, echoes heard around the world

    Middle East leaders paint 'dark picture' at Rome conference

    CIA director confirms he sent warning letter to Iranian Quds commander (who didn't accept or read it)

    Official: Trump Will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Won't Move Embassy

    What Was Hailed as First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Is No More

    U.S. Vastly Overstates Oil Output Forecasts, MIT Study Suggests

    Tesla's Semi-Truck Would Require Energy Of 4,000 Homes To Recharge, Says European Consultancy

    Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

    Russia receives 1m barrels from Iran in 'oil for goods' deal
    The deal was signed in May in an attempt to curb the US dollar restrictions placed on Iran.

    Venezuela's Farmland Sits Barren During Hunger Crisis
    This shows what happens to industrial agriculture when deliveries of seeds, fertilizer, tractor parts, fuel, and pesticides stop. It isn't just a Venezuelan problem. -- RF

    A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

    How To Start A Small Farming Business

    France finds traces of radiation from Chernobyl in mushrooms from Belarus

    US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

    5 Volcanoes That Could Erupt At Any Moment

    San Diego opens giant tent to contain hepatitis outbreak

    [2nd half below]

  6. Hundreds evacuated in Albania amid persistent rain, flooding

    Climate change forces Alps to use artificial snow (gallery)
    [global cooling - mini-Ice Age - grand solar minimum . ..]

    Amazon steps up pace in artificial intelligence race

    AOL Suffers Service Outage: Report

    Verizon Data Down, 4G Not Working For Southwestern US Wireless Customers

    "We Need To Find That Guy": New Docs Reveal FBI Focus On Leaker In Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting [no truth allowed!]

    Did Flynn's Plea Deal Just Disprove Election Collusion?

    It's too easy for the government to invade privacy in name of security [effing DUH!!]

    NSA leak exposes Red Disk, the Army's failed intelligence system
    The leak marks at least the fifth exposure of NSA-related data in as many years.

    House Internet Censorship Bill Is Just Like The Senate Bill, Except Worse

    Censorship Comes to Google

    Israel To Coordinate With Google, YouTube, To Censor Palestinian Videos Of Conflict

    Cherry-picking Toward War with Iran
    In trying to rally American hostility toward Iran, CIA Director Pompeo and other U.S. officials are engaging in the same kind of distorted intelligence that led to the catastrophic Iraq invasion.
    [of course, because it WORKS on the clueless idiot masses]

    Yemen's cities running out of fuel and clean water in 'imminent catastrophe,' UN says

    Google Sued Over Privacy on Behalf of 5 Million iPhone Users [UK]
    [stop using Google - they suck!]

    Fear in London as acid attacks soar

    Obamacare plans get more restrictive and deductibles get pricier in 2018

    The Internecine Deep State Conflict Moves to Stage Two

    The Path to Impeachment

    Psychiatrists warn Trump becoming more mentally unstable, putting US, world at 'extreme risk'

    US Demand for Electricity Falls Further: What Does it Mean?

    America's Military-Industrial Addiction
    Polls show that Americans are tired of endless wars in faraway lands, but many cheer President Trump's showering money on the Pentagon and its contractors, a paradox that President Eisenhower foresaw.

    Carmageddon for Tesla — This is where Hype Goes to Die.

    The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

    McAdams Warns US Empire Is "Too Fragile" For A Free Press

  7. A Giant Iceberg in West Antarctica Is Disintegrating, And Scientists Are Worried

    Since the antarctic is in winter right now I do think much of the heat is coming from below.

    Last night I woke up at 1:23 in the morning because I was too HOT. Then I found out that it was still 70 degrees. We're supposed to be well up in the 80s today. Now we aren't known for very cold winters in central Texas, but it should be in the mid 30s to upper 40s at night with daytime highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. The last time I filled up my propane tank was December first of 2016! I have never gone this long on one tank before.

    Still waiting for that "Maunder Minimum" to kick in. Lol... Right Adapt 2030 dude? What a clueless moron.

  8. Two gigantic storms, known as bomb cyclones, are blasting the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands, each unleashing towering waves and hurricane-force winds.

  9. Copy that, Mike! Great grabs! The Antarctic is the one with the most potential to drastically increase sea level rise over the (who knows how) long run. Recently we read (here) that sea level rise had been found (ice core or other geologic measure) to occur very quickly over a much shorter period of time than previously thought. So yeah, we gotta keep an eye on that. i'm starting to get the feeling that the melt rates at the poles are somewhat related and that any increase is a MULTIPLYER of calamity.

    [from our AWKWARD desk, today]
    Power outage affects packed arena for Garth Brooks concert

    [only for about an hour, but still]

    DOJ to Martin Shkreli: Hand over the Wu-Tang Clan album

    [greedbag - just like the people who purchase famous one-of-a-kind art and keep it in their own homes, maybe lending it out to museums, "for a fee" - of course . . (hrumpf) "he-now"]

    US abandons militants it backed in Syria after failure to overthrow Assad

    [and, this just in from our Weird Animal Attack Dept.]
    Unusual animal behaviour: 'Aggressive' wombat euthanised after attacking people in Tasmania

    One person was taken to hospital after an attack. [more]

    Dozens of dead sharks found on beach in Queensland, Australia

    Man falls into sinkhole as footpath opens up in southeastern China

    Fortunately, the man eventually emerged relatively unscathed, with a few minor cuts and bruises. [more; video]

  10. [recall that large mound rising under the NE states, well . .]
    A force to be reckoned with: Seismologists report that a volcano is building up under New England

    "The upwelling we detected is like a hot air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England."

    That's right. Seismologists report that a volcano is building up under the northeastern United States - Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Vadim Levin, a geophysicist and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of Rutgers University, led the research and co-authored the paper published this week in the journal Geology. [more]

    [hat-tip Mike D.]
    The Giant Iceberg That Broke off Antarctica Has Disintegrated Into Pieces, Raising Major Concerns Among Scientists

    Antarctica’s fastest-melting glacier had an iceberg break off more than two months ago. That iceberg—around 100 square miles—disintegrated into several smaller icebergs in a pattern scientists did not expect. 
    An animation using satellite images of the iceberg reveals that the iceberg likely got stuck by thick sea ice before it disintegrated into smaller icebergs. Previously, scientists expected the iceberg to drift far out into the ocean before breaking up. The iceberg calved from Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica back in September. The calving event followed a different pattern than is typical of calving events, and scientists attribute the difference to thinning ice over the past few decades.
    Trending: Bronze Age Elite Forged All Their Best Weapons and Jewelry From Meteorites

    “What we’re witnessing on Pine Island Glacier is worrying,” Robert Larter, a marine geophysicist at British Antarctic Survey who flew over the glacier last season with the German Alfred Wegener Institute, said in a statement. “We’re now seeing changes in the calving behavior of the ice shelf, when for 68 years we saw a pattern of advance and retreat resulting in the calving of a single large iceberg which left the ice front to approximately the same place.”

    Pine Island Glacier—from which the most recently disintegrated iceberg calved from—is the fastest-melting glacier in Antarctica. It is responsible for a quarter of ice loss on Antarctica—shedding 45 billion tons of ice each year. [more]

    [more below]

  11. Bitter cold and snow threatening parts of eastern US

    [here's what we're expecting around here in the coming days]

    Wall Street Executive Killed in Shark Attack While Scuba Diving During Vacation

    A New York woman was killed by a shark while scuba diving off the coast of Costa Rica, officials said.
    Rohina Bhandari, 49, was attacked by a tiger shark while at the Manuelita dive site at Isla del Coco National Park Thursday, the country’s Ministry of Environment and Energy and the National System of Conservation Areas said. [more]

    California Couple Dead After Being Swept Over Waterfall in Hawaii

    [what a way to go]

    North Korean Missiles Could Hit the U.S. and Trick Missile Defense Systems, Experts Warn

    US missile defenses fired 5 shots at an incoming target — and it looks as if they all missed

    Officials have said that interceptors from a US missile defense system took out a ballistic missile fired at an airport in Saudi Arabia, but a new analysis by The New York Times suggests that didn't happen.

    The likely failure of the US missile defense system shows a weakness as Saudi Arabia's enemies seem intent on firing more and more missiles. [more]

    German hunter dies after wild boar he tried to shoot attacks

     Police in Germany say a hunter has died after being attacked by a wild boar he was trying to shoot. [more]

    [Hey, bwana - you better learn how to shoot to kill, think we playin' out he'?]

    U.S. Judge Orders Oil-Spill Response Plan for Dakota Access Pipeline

    [we plan to put our team of lawyers on it and get out of any damage claims]

    Porter Ranch residents informed of brief surge in methane levels at Aliso Canyon gas storage facility

    [yeah, uhm . . ya know, a . . . sorry and all . .. no harm done]

    [remember yesterday we read about Saleh coming back in Yemen and all being well, Russia wins and all that? well there's this]
    Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen's civil war

    Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen's civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said [more]