Thursday, December 7, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-06

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

2017-12-06 - Several girls have unexplained seizures within a month at school in Price (Texas):

Quote: "While it may sound a bit bizarre, some high school athletes at Carlisle Independent School District are having seizures, and nobody knows why. Carlisle ISD Superintendent Mike Payne said five girls experienced seizures within the last month. One of them has epilepsy, but he said they cannot figure out why the other girls had seizures. 'This was kind of disturbing to us," he said. "You'd think that, well, they're in the peak of health.' According to Payne, doctors said they were healthy and well to continue with athletics."

2017-12-06 - Gas pipeline explodes and burns at 1:30 AM south of Carlsbad (New Mexico):

2017-12-06 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, near the Detroit River in Detroit (Michigan):

2017-12-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Aintree (Britain), 3 miles from the coast:

2017-12-06 - December wildfires of 300+ acres are rare in California:

Quote: "There are at least six active wildfires burning in Southern California right now.  That’s nearly the total of all large December wildfires from 2000 to 2015, according to Cal Fire statistics."

Quote: "If you look at the statistics below, they show a mere seven California fires that burned more than 300 acres when totaling December numbers from 2000 to 2015.  The second lowest months were January and February with 11 such wildfires."

Note: So in a sixteen-year span, there were just seven significant wildfires in December in California, total, and this month there have already been six, with 80% of December left to go...

2017-12-06 - California wildfire overview for all the major wildfires burning now:

2017-12-06 - Wine country wildfire costs top $9 billion, costliest in California history:

Quote: "October’s wine country wildfires are now the costliest in California history, with insurance claims pegged at $9.4 billion. The latest estimate Wednesday from the state Insurance Department means the wine country fires have vaulted past the Oakland Hills fire of 1991 as the most expensive in California fire history. Oakland Hills generated about $2.8 billion in claims, when adjusted for inflation."

2017-12-06 - F-18 fighter jet hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at Barksdale Air Force Base (Louisiana):

Quote: "Air Force officials confirm that an F-18 made an emergency landing Wednesday at Barksdale Air Force Base. Witnesses near the base reported seeing black smoke coming from the back of the jet as it landed."

2017-12-06 - Small plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A small plane landed safely after a report of smoke in the cockpit, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The plane landed safely at Signature Aviation. Palm Beach International Airport spokeswoman Cassandra Davis said the plane, a Galaxy aircraft, landed without incident just before 2 p.m. Wednesday."

Note: These are the 109th and 110th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-06 - Seven cars destroyed by fire while parked at apartments, 10 more cars damaged, in Campbell (California):

Quote: "The fire destroyed seven vehicles and one carport, according to the fire department. Additionally, 10 vehicles and another carport were damaged."

2017-12-06 - Skirball Fire breaks out along I-405, threatens the Getty Center and Bel Air (California). 4+ homes destroyed:

2017-12-06 - Thomas Fire grows to 90,000+ acres near coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "The Thomas Fire has expanded to 90,000 acres and is 5 percent contained as the blaze continues to rage Wednesday."

2017-12-06 - Creek Fire grows to 12,605 acres near Sylmar (California), 30 homes destroyed, 30+ horses killed:

2017-12-06 - Rye Fire grows to 7,000+ acres near Santa Clarita (California):

2017-12-06 - Chemical plant damaged by fire in Fairfield Township (Ohio):

2017-12-06 - Huge tire fire erupts in coastal Taranaki (New Zealand):

2017-12-06 - Transformer bursts into flame shortly before 5 AM near Lyford (Texas):

2017-12-06 - Ship goes up in flames and kills person in coastal Pender Harbour (Canada):

2017-12-06 - Ferry ship 'Driade' bursts into flame near the island of Ischia (Italy):

Quote: "On Dec 5, 2017, around 5 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the Driade between Ischia and Procida, leaving the ship disabled and adrift with smoke emerging in dense columns. The ferry had left the port of Calata di Massa di Napoli at 3.45 p.m., bound for Casamicciola. The 12 passengers were taken off by the Coast Guard."

Note: These are the 1025th and 1026th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-06 - In separate incidents, two transit buses burst into flame within 9 days in coastal Santa Cruz (California):

2017-12-06 - In separate incidents, two transit buses burst into flame in Pune (India):

Quote: "One bus caught fire near Regional Transport Office (RTO) and other at Nehrunagar Bus Depot in Pimpri-Chinchwad."

2017-12-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Pretoria (South Africa):

Note: These are the 792nd, 793rd, 794th, 795th and 796th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-12-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-49 near Lafayette (Louisiana):

2017-12-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on US 183 near Woodward (Oklahoma):

2017-12-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7:15 AM at Walmart in North Platte (Nebraska):

2017-12-06 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites grass fire, in Jackson County (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Officials on scene tell us a tractor caught fire and it spread from there."

Note: These are the 2121st, 2122nd, 2123rd and 2124th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-06 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in the wee hours on street in Republic (Missouri):

2017-12-06 - In separate incidents, dump truck bursts into flame while parked inside barn and pickup truck bursts into flame on road in Lyon County (Kansas):

2017-12-06 - Truck bursts into flame while parked near building, fire spreads to building, in Yellowknife (Canada), 430 feet from Kam Lake:

2017-12-06 - RV bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked at home in Portland (Oregon):

Note: This is the 617th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-06 - Van bursts into flame on Broadway in Bourn (Britain):

2017-12-06 - Van bursts into flame on the A421 near Singleborough (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 6 December, 10.26am Van on fire, A421, Singleborough. One appliance and crew from Buckingham attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used a hose reel, a toolkit and a thermal imaging camera."

2017-12-06 - SUV bursts into flame on Richmond Drive in Cimarron Hills (Colorado):

2017-12-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-85 in Greenville County (South Carolina):

2017-12-06 - Car bursts into flame on US 60 in Mesa (Arizona):

2017-12-06 - Car bursts into flame just before 5 AM while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in West St. Paul (Canada):

Quote: "A fire that consumed a two-storey home in West St. Paul on Wednesday was sparked in a vehicle parked inside an attached garage, say emergency officials."

2017-12-06 - Car bursts into flame on street in Greater Noida (India), man burned:

2017-12-06 - Car bursts into flame on the M56 near Chester (Britain):

2017-12-06 - Car bursts into flame at the Handy Cross Roundabout in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 6 December, 12.10pm Fire in engine compartment of car, Handy Cross Roundabout, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2017-12-06 - Car bursts into flame at 3:40 AM on Frome Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Frome Road, Hull. Wed 6 Dec 2017 03:40 (No:26342) Car fire. Hose reel and 1 BA in use."

2017-12-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Manatee County (Florida):

2017-12-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on South Jay Street in Aberdeen (South Dakota):

2017-12-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Melgaard Road and South Cochran Street in Aberdeen (South Dakota):

2017-12-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 2:25 AM on Wansford Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wansford Grove, Hull. Wed 6 Dec 2017 02:25 (No:26340) Vehicle fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2017-12-06 - Moped bursts into flame on Parkfield Drive in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Parkfield Drive, Hull. Wed 6 Dec 2017 21:37 (No:26392) Moped fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-12-06 - Moped bursts into flame on East Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "East Grove, Hull. Wed 6 Dec 2017 17:31 (No:26373) Moped fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-12-06 - RV trailer and home destroyed by fire at 11 PM on Halsey Valley Road in Barton (New York):

2017-12-06 - Car dealership heavily damaged by fire shortly before 6 AM in Massena (New York):

2017-12-06 - Barn destroyed by fire on Hagan Road in Rio (Wisconsin):

2017-12-06 - Barn destroyed by fire near Syracuse (Indiana):

2017-12-06 - Brush fire breaks out near California in Tijuana (Mexico):

2017-12-06 - Shipping container goes up in flames at port in coastal Portland (Britain):

2017-12-06 - High-rise office building damaged by fire near Grand Central Station in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Across town on the west side of the city, firefighters rushed to put out a track fire at Penn Station, underneath Madison Square Garden arena. At this time it does not appear the two events are related."

2017-12-06 - Track fire breaks out in subway at Penn Station in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-12-06 - Shopping center damaged by fire in Orange (Connecticut):

2017-12-06 - Garage destroyed by fire at 2 AM at home in Gobles (Michigan):

2017-12-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Weedsport (New York), nobody there:

2017-12-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 4:50 AM at Surf and Stream Campground in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2017-12-06 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Martinez (California):

2017-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Eagle Creek (Oregon):

2017-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in Lubbock (Texas):

2017-12-06 - Home destroyed by fire in Hamilton Township (Ohio):

2017-12-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Springfield (Illinois):

2017-12-06 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 12:30 AM in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2017-12-06 - Lakeside home destroyed by fire on Smithville Lake in Smithville (Missouri):

2017-12-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-12-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Ypsilanti (Michigan):

2017-12-06 - Motel heavily damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM in Altamonte Springs (Florida):

2017-12-06 - Deadly fire burns home in the wee hours in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 killed:

Quote: "The 25 fire-related fatalities in the city in 2017 are the most in the last five years, and represent an increase of more than 56 percent from the 16 fire deaths in 2016."

2017-12-06 - Deadly fire burns home in Hermosa (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2017-12-06 - Deadly fire burns home in Greenfield (Indiana), 1 killed:

2017-12-06 - Vacant home burns in Ottumwa (Iowa):

2017-12-06 - Vacant home burns in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-06 - Vacant home burns in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2017-12-06 - Man, 33, and man in his 60s drop dead in homes in Galashiels (Scotland):

2017-12-06 - Two people gassed to death in apartment on Grove Hill Road in Tunbridge Wells (Britain):

Quote: "Police are investigating the deaths of two people believed to have suffered a fatal gas poisoning after their bodies were found in a flat in a smart stockbroker-belt town."

2017-12-06 - College student, man, has 'medical emergency' and dies at rec center at Kent State University in Kent (Ohio):

2017-12-06 - Man, 66, has 'medical incident' and dies while driving, tractor trailer lightly crashes, on I-94 near Michigan City (Indiana):

Quote: "The truck remained upright and sustained minor damage but the driver, identified as Howard Pruitt, 66, of Joilet, Illinois, was found unresponsive. He was transported to Portage Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It is believed that he may have suffered a medical incident prior to the crash as he did not suffer any significant injuries as a result of the crash."

2017-12-06 - Man, 55, has 'medical condition' and dies while driving, car crashes, in Alpine (New Jersey):

Quote: "Peter Kim, 55, of West Nyack, died in the Wednesday morning crash. Kim had a 'life-threatening medical condition' prior to the crash and he was likely unconscious at the time, police stated. A medical examiner report determined that he likely died from the medical episode rather than the crash."

2017-12-06 - Man, 39, cop from Brooklyn Park (Minnnesota), has 'medical incident' and drops dead on vacation:

2017-12-06 - Woman, 33, found dead in the American River Canyon near Auburn (California):

2017-12-06 - Man, 32, found dead near the Noatak River in coastal Kotzebue (Alaska):

2017-12-06 - Woman drops dead along street in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

2017-12-06 - Woman found dead in field in Martin County near Lake Okeechobee (Florida):

2017-12-06 - Man, 50, jumps into Lake Pontchartrain to help car crash victims and dies, one car crash victim dies too, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-12-06 - Man, 19, found dead in Rapid Creek in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2017-12-06 - Man, 74, professor, drops dead at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Note: Maybe in the afterlife he can resume teaching some of the college students who've dropped dead...

2017-12-06 - Man, 66, found dead in pickup truck in parking lot in Simcoe (Canada):

2017-12-06 - Boy, 13, found dead in swimming pool at resort in Carletonville (South Africa):

2017-12-06 - Man, police officer, has 'medical event' and drops dead in Glenorchy (New Zealand), near Lake Wakatipu:

2017-12-06 - Woman in her 40s found dead near shelter in coastal Cork (Ireland):

2017-12-06 - Man in his 70s found dead in canal near Powke Lane in Rowley Regis (Britain):

2017-12-06 - Man, 73, has 'medical issue', SUV hits vehicles in parking lot, in Claverack (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "As of Wednesday afternoon, investigators believe Moore drove his vehicle off the road after a medical issue that caused him to lose control, according to police."

2017-12-06 - Man, 18, slumps over unconscious while driving, pickup hits power box, in Cedar City (Utah):

Quote: "The cause of the crash was reportedly the driver having 'a medical emergency which caused him to black out,' said Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack."

2017-12-06 - Man, 19, has 'medical episode' or seizure, car hits pole, in West Harrison (Ohio):

Quote: "A medical episode suffered by the driver may have caused a vehicle to slam into a utility pole in West Harrison on Wednesday. Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputies say Nicholas McBride, 19, reported he may have had a seizure when he was driving on the 400 block of State Street at around 7:30 a.m."

2017-12-06 - Small plane crashes and burns near Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield (Missouri), engine failure, 1 killed:

2017-12-06 - Small plane crashes near airport in Farmington (Missouri), 1 injured:

2017-12-06 - Passenger bus and two heavy trucks crash at 5:41 AM in Gopeng (Malaysia), 14 injured:

2017-12-06 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, on US 40 in Duchesne County (Utah):

2017-12-06 - Tanker truck overturns on highway near coastal Accra (Ghana):

2017-12-06 - Tanker truck overturns on road near Negamam (India):

2017-12-06 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Madison County (Kentucky):

2017-12-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-10 in Midway (Florida):

2017-12-06 - Van crashes into heavy truck in Thuvarangkurichi (India), 10 killed, 5 injured:

2017-12-06 - Minivan veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in the Village of Genoa City (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-12-06 - SUV veers off road, hits trees, on I-64 in Chesapeake (Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-12-06 - Car slams into transit bus, woman gets out, has 'medical episode', dies shortly later, in coastal Titusville (Florida):

Quote: "Initally, Quist was walking around at the scene but suffered a 'medical episode,' a Florida Highway Patrol crash report said. She was taken to the hospital where she died, investigators said."

2017-12-06 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near coastal Georgetown (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-12-06 - Car's brakes fail, car crashes into home, in Trowbridge (Britain):

2017-12-06 - Naked man goes on rampage, attacks cops, bites one, in Eersterust (South Africa):

Quote: "A Pretoria man walked into the Eersterust police station naked and viciously assaulted two police officers, who then had to be hospitalised. According to an eyewitness, the man allegedly first jumped on the bonnet of a car in a nearby street. The owner of the car then subdued him, put him in the boot of his car and then took him to the police station. Police spokesperson Sam Shibambo said a female police sergeant and a male police constable, who were on duty at the time, tried to calm him down, but he attacked the two officials. 'He allegedly bit and broke the female officer’s finger, and in the ensuing struggle, he attacked the police constable and hit him on the head with a brick,' Shibambo said. Backup was called, and the other officers came to help apprehend the suspect."

2017-12-06 - Wild boars invade school and charge people in coastal Kyoto (Japan):

2017-12-06 - Sinkhole opens on street in Holmsbosch (South Africa):

2017-12-06 - Gas well blows out, spews foul odor over Missouri City (Texas):

Quote: "Houston Office of Emergency Management officials described the smell as being similar to petroleum or rotten eggs."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide in natural gas is what makes it 'sour', so there's probably some hydrogen sulfide in the gas that escaped from this well. There must not be a lot though, since everyone in town hasn't gone insane or dropped dead...this time!

2017-12-06 - School building collapses in Puducherry (India), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2017-12-06 - Water main breaks, street floods, in El Paso (Texas):

2017-12-06 - Man, 55, crewmember, has chest pains on ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "A US Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 55-year-old crew member from the 'NS Commander' near Galveston, Texas, in the early morning of Dec 6, 2017. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request for assistance from the captain of the tanker reporting a crew member was suffering from chest pains."

2017-12-06 - Woman sickens on ferry ship near coastal Flushing (Netherlands):

Quote: "The Breskens lifeboat evacuated a sick woman from the 'Misida' in the morning of Dec 6, 2017. The "Misida" was on its way from Tilbury to Antwerp. On the North Sea, a woman on board fell ill and the captain decided to contact the Radio Medical Service (RMD) via the Dutch Coast Guard."

2017-12-06 - Importance and scale of past climate change underestimated:

2017-12-06 - California to be hit with more droughts as the world continues warming:

2017-12-06 - Rare late-season toxic algae bloom shuts down most shellfishing areas in Casco Bay (Maine):

Quote: "A rare late-season toxic algae bloom has closed most of the fertile shellfishing areas in Casco Bay, disrupting the region's wild-caught and farmed shellfish industry. The state Department of Marine Resources expanded the area of the harvesting ban Tuesday so that it now stretches from Portland Harbor to the west side of Harpswell. The closure was triggered when tests of shellfish flesh showed elevated levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring toxin that can produce sickness and brain damage in humans. The ban affects hundreds of acres of productive clam flats in Freeport and Brunswick and at least a dozen mussel and oyster farms in those towns and around Chebeague Island."

2017-12-06 - Brown snake-like algae washes up on Russian coast:

2017-12-06 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts, spews gas and ash six miles into the atmosphere, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2017-12-06 - Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near San Diego (California):

2017-12-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Thailand:

2017-12-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Solomon Islands:

2017-12-06 - Heavy rain and flooding, worst in 50 years, hit Mumbai (India):

2017-12-06 - Storm Caroline to hit Scotland with heavy rain and powerful winds:

2017-12-06 - Hutt River drying out in Wellington (New Zealand):

2017-12-06 - Lobster found with Pepsi logo 'tattoo' fuels fears over ocean litter:

2017-12-06 - Meteor lights up the sky over New Jersey:

2017-12-06 - Meteor lights up the sky over Florida:

2017-12-06 - Traces of nuclear tests conducted by superpowers in the early 1960s found in Russian pine trees:

2017-12-06 - US military invests $100m in 'genetic extinction' technologies:

2017-12-06 - Best evidence ever? Triangular TR-3B-type UFO filmed over Russia:

2017-12-06 - Akdeniz University in Turkey offers ufology classes as prep for extraterrestrial contact:

2017-12-06 - Underground urban farm also heats the building above it:

2017-12-06 - First living tattoos created by MIT scientists:

Note: Sounds great, until your tattoo mutates and eats you!

2017-12-06 - Why private capitalistic health care leads to deteriorating health in the US and why the publicly funded EU system is doing the opposite:


  1. What the Hull? Three incidents in one day AND a garbage truck fire elsewhere!

    See - that's what medical people and the authorities don't get: people in the prime of their lives and in peak physical condition can be severely affected by H2S in small doses. That shit'll KILL you, and even when it doesn't, it'll royally fuck you up!

    Lotta MO incidents on this day - don't take a small plane anywhere, Jonny!

    'Holy crap': Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches that could be gamed for tax avoidance

    Mind-blowing stunt: Russian Su-30 fighter trails cargo plane over Syria

    [you gotta see this, Jonny - geez!]

    Mysterious 'skyquakes' continue around the world with few answers to their origins

    More than 64 different incidents involving loud, unexplained booms worldwide have been reported in 2017, according to a recent NY Post report. [more]

    State of emergency declared in San Diego as yet another California inferno burns homes

    The Lilac Fire was first reported at 11:20am Thursday on the southbound Interstate-15 freeway, near the connector to the State Route 76 freeway in North County, about 45 miles northeast of San Diego. State Route 76 has since been closed to traffic, according to KNSD.

    The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, which is about 75 miles northwest of the city of Los Angeles, began Monday evening in the city of Santa Paula, and is 5 percent contained as of Thursday. The blaze has now charred at least 115,000 acres of land, KABC reported. [more]

    Iceland's Öræfajökull volcano may be about to erupt for first time since 1728

    Experts at Iceland's Meteorological Office have detected 160 earthquakes in the region in the past week alone.

    Volcanologist Armann Hoskuldsson added: "The geothermal energy is still present and it shows that it is far from a normal process there." [more]

    Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Micronesia

    M 6.4 - 50km WNW of Fais, Micronesia is the third major quake of the day and the second to hit the island

    Two major quakes shake the Pacific ring of fire with mag 6.5 hitting Micronesia and a mag 6.2 striking north of New Zealand

    [more below]

  2. [mega-precip event of the day goes to]
    Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record, 10 inches per hour; highway near Valdez under 20 foot of snow

    Imagine going into a movie theater to check out the latest science fiction flick and there is not a single flake of snow on the ground. A couple hours later, as the credits start to roll, you mosey outside and are stunned to find your car buried in more than a foot of snow.

    Perhaps you'd wonder if you were still watching a movie.

    Well that's kind of what happened Wednesday at Alaska's Thompson Pass, just outside of the town of Valdez, when an incredible 10 inches of snow piled up in one hour — around 1.7 inches every 10 minutes. This is an absolutely incredible snowfall rate.

    The furious storm dropped another 5 inches in 30 minutes, for a remarkable 15 inches in a brief hour and a half period. In the end, 40 inches of heavy wet snow accumulated in 12 hours.

    On Thursday, the Richardson Highway was sitting under 20 feet of snow. It could be several days before crews can clear the road, reported Meadow Bailey, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, to the Anchorage Daily News. [more]

    Friday, 8 December 2017
    News from Palestine - 12/07/2017

    Israeli tank, aircraft attack Gaza security posts

    [smart move, Pres. Trump - 1 of many embedded articles]
    US troops may become targets after US Jerusalem decision - Iraqi paramilitary group

    New models increase temperature increases to 4C by end of century

    ["by the end of the century" doesn't mean it can't happen sooner]

    [~ 4.5 min. video]

    Heat wave in Christchurch
    Inland Canterbury reaches 37 deg Celsius

    Hot enough to fry eggs!

    Inland Canterbury got to 37ºC OUCH!

    Arctic sea ice loss could dry out California – “The recent California drought appears to be a good illustration of what the sea-ice driven precipitation decline could look like”

    Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. [more]

    Rise of the Fimbul Fires: Climate Change Enhanced Jets of Flame Rage Across Southern California

    [from the comments section]
    eleggua  /  December 7, 2017
    ‘It’s been 10 weeks since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Here’s where recovery stands’ Nation Nov 30, 2017

    6 percent of power on the island has been restored
    93 percent of the island has access to water, but it remains on a boil advisory
    73 percent of cell sites are up and running
    982 survivors remain in 41 shelters across the island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported it has removed more than 639,000 cubic yards of debris [to WHERE?!]. But it is still tasked with removing at least 2.7 million remaining cubic yards.

    General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs in power business revamp

    [continued below]

  3. Bitcoin Bubble: Is Bitcoin Going To $1 Million Or Is it Going To Zero?

    It killed 200 million European's in the 1300's: 2 bears found in California with the plague: Positive bear samples found in 32 counties in California.

    [this is some serious shit!]

    Two black bears exposed to the plague was found in Paradise, according to the California Department of Public Health.
    The department collected blood in September from two bears killed under depredation permits, and the samples tested positive for antibodies to Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague.

    Plague is a flea-borne disease spread through contact with infected animals, dead or alive, and flea bites. [more]

    The next global pandemic might be worse than the Black Death

    When it comes to diseases, people pay too much attention whatever snazzy new outbreak is dominating the news. Zika, Ebola, SARS … they’re all just flavors of the month. The MVP of slowly killing mankind is the regular old flu, and with each warm forehead and missed school day, it’s getting better at wiping us out. Since the Spanish Flu, there hasn’t been a decade without some panic over a new influenza strain. Right now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the most threatening flu strain for a global pandemic to be H7N9, which has recently broken out in China. [more]

    Snow storm warnings in west & south Texas, across south Louisiana, south Mississippi, Alabama & Georgia

    If you are REALLY wanting to see snow, you’ll need to drive south. Wait, what? Yep – believe it or not, Winter Storm Warnings & Advisories are in effect from west & south Texas across south Louisiana, south Mississippi, Alabama & Georgia! [more]

    [still more below]

  4. Mysterious disappearances continue in the Alaskan Bermuda Triangle

    Aside from being known for its natural beauty, a large section of Alaska has come to be called the Bermuda triangle of Alaska because people – including tourists and locals – seem to go missing at an eerily high rate, as if they disappeared from the face of the earth. Since 1988, a total of 16,000 people have disappeared in the so-called “Bermuda Triangle of Alaska” – and planes too. In a state with just over 670,000 residents, that figure averages out to about 4 in every 1,000 people. Crazy! The native Tlingits believe the evil Kushtaka – a cross between a giant man and an otter – are responsible for these mysterious disappearances. So, why are so many people becoming lost or stranded, sometimes forever, in Alaska? Is a Kushtaka spirit skulking in the wild or is Mother Nature to blame? [more]

    A Ponzi Currency To Implode Ponzi World

    For a society in abject denial about absolutely everything from the environment to the economy, geopolitics, and health, BitCasino is the perfect way to self-implode...[see headline:]

    Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries

    Bitcoin is the ultimate manifestation of late cycle euphoria. Social Mood on steroids. It's the last speculative asset that is still going vertical. Each dip is shorter and shorter...[chart]

    [meanwhile, for the stock market]

    All of the conditions are in place for a collapse, however, since this has been going on for quite some time already,  that means we're in the early stages.

    With logic like that who the hell needs enemies? [more]

    Congress Questions Pruitt on Industry's Growing Influence in EPA

    In his first oversight hearing, the environment agency chief said he would replace Obama’s Clean Power Plan and challenge a key finding with a 'red team' exercise. [more]

    ‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

    The most northerly town in the world is at risk of disappearing

    Nigeria pledges to restore nearly 10 million acres of degraded land

    [channeling Nipsy Russell: R - I - I - I - IGHT]

  5. Yes, private capitalistic health care leads to deteriorating health because more sick people is very profitable!! Don't expect the vast majority of clueless fucking Americans to ever understand this though as they keep voting for idiots who block that eeeeeevil single payer concept. No matter though cuz we'll all be dead soon enough. Nature is sending us to ze "gas chambers". Bwahahahahaha....

    Anyhoo, now the San Diego area is dealing with fires driven by hurricane force wind gusts...

  6. News Links, December 8, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    A Radical Critique of Universal Basic Income
    UBI is the last gasp of a broken, dying system, a "solution" that institutionalizes all the injustices of serfdom under the guise of aiding those left behind by automation.
    Catalonia's Post-"Independence" Economic Hangover Sets In
    New Bonds of Steinhoff – Acquirer of Mattress Firm, Sherwood Bedding, etc. – Collapse just after the ECB Bought Them
    Amazon Alexa users buy more stuff, study shows
    Pension cuts to hit 70 pct since the start of the bailouts (Greece)
    World's Third Largest Shipbuilder Crashes 29% Amid Asian Equity Carnage
    What Is Money? (Yes, We're Talking About Bitcoin)
    Bankrupt Toys "R" Us wins OK to pay $16 million in executive bonuses
    Emerging markets just broke through 'unbelievably strong support,' technician says
    Commodities Crumble Again as China Alarm Bells Sink Metals

    [survey group] Challenger [Challenger, Gray, and Christmas] Shows Worst November For Job Cuts Since 2012

    Trump's Latest Pick for the Fed Is No Fan of Paper Money
    Marvin Goodfriend says it would be easier to impose negative interest rates if people couldn't hoard cash.
    Bitcoin Exchanges Are Buckling While the Price Surges Past $16,000
    Bitcoin Mining Service NiceHash Says Hackers Emptied Its Wallet
    Security Flaw In Banking Apps Make Millions Of Users Vulnerable
    A Bitcoin Frenzy Like No Other Is Gripping South Korea
    World's Largest Online Seller Of Gold Is Now Accepting Bitcoin
    Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins

    Air New Zealand cancels flights after "events" involving Rolls-Royce engines

    Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, defying allies and foes

    Trump Issues Rare Rebuke to Saudis, Urging End to Yemen Blockade

    Pentagon: US Troops to Remain in Syria
    Deployment Will Continue 'As Long as Necessary

    Poland has sticker shock over 'unacceptable' price tag for Patriot buy
    [as we've read, U.S. stuff is over-priced and may not actually work]

    South Korean Army Developing "Drone-Bot Combat Unit" To Swarm The North

    DoD spent $7.4 billion on big data, AI and the cloud last year. Is that enough?

    Middle East Tensions Near Boiling Point

    Trump's Scheme to Carve Up Palestine
    President Trump's big idea for Israeli-Palestinian peace was the "outside-in" plan in which Israel's new Saudi allies would squeeze the Palestinians until they accepted a bogus "state."

    South Sudan wants thousands sheltering in UN camps to leave

    Islands boiling over as winter arrives (Greece)

    Protestors Shut Down A Minnesota Wells Fargo Over Oil Investments

    The 'Mega' Oil Field That Will Never Boom
    2017 will most likely witness a continuation in the decline of conventional oil discoveries. This year has seen no major onshore discovery.

    When boom is bust: the shale oil bonanza as a symptom of economic crisis

    Don't Expect Aggressive U.S. Shale Drilling

    The Drastic Drop Off In U.S. Oil Imports

    France to reduce share of nuclear in power mix 'asap': minister

    Lifetime extension of nuclear plants is big problem for EU power sector

    Gas Shortage Has China Backtracking On Coal Ban

    Shell Idles Six Nigerian Power Plants After Gas Shortage

    Chevron Cuts Total 2018 Capex, Boosts U.S. Shale Investment

    East Timor Is Running Out of Oil

    [the rest, below]

  7. Fuhgeddaboudit: Going off-grid in the UK
    In my recent post featuring a residence in Tucson, Arizona (latitude 32 north) I found that no reasonable number of Tesla Powerwalls would allow the homeowner to go off-grid using a combination of solar and battery storage. In this post I review a residence in UK (latitude 52 north) and find, unsurprisingly, that its prospects for going off-grid with solar and Powerwalls are likewise non-existent.

    Are pigs eating our food?

    Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?
    The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. [more; didn't hear about that on the news, didja?]

    Flu cases double as experts worry this season could be particularly bad

    Paris, London have highest rates of psychosis: study

    As world risks being swamped by tidal wave of plastic waste, nations agree on plan toward creating 'pollution-free planet'

    Meet The Israeli Cyber-Weapons Dealer Paid Millions By Governments To Hack Our Phones

    North Korea Missile Launch Photos Tampered With, Scientist Says

    Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents: Canadian group

    US Officials Confirm Mysterious Cuba Attack Victims Suffered Brain Abnormalities

    How to find out what Google knows about you and limit the data it collects

    Daniel Ellsberg: U.S. Military Planned First Strike On Every City In Russia and China … and Gave Many Low-Level Field Commanders the Power to Push the Button

    The Tangled Threads of Russia-gate
    A curious feature about the Russia-gate "scandal" is that its proponents ignore the growing number of moments when their evidence undercuts their narrative. Instead, they press ahead toward a predetermined destination in much the way that true-believing conspiracy theorists are known to do.

    Will the Navy go out with a whimper instead of a bang?

    Air Force chief: Budget caps would 'devastate the Air Force'
    [that's what they say about 'Healthcare' too!]

    West Coast crisis leads to rise in US homeless population

    The Seneca Cliff Explained: a Three Dimensional Collapse Overview Model

    Object possibly from U.S. military plane falls on Okinawa nursery

    Indian drone crashes after entering Chinese airspace

    Medical issues affect British army readiness
    One in five soldiers -- about 18,000 -- is unable to participate in full combat situations.

    [UK] Nearly 130,000 children to wake up homeless this Christmas as child homelessness reaches 10-year high

    Teachers sue California because too many students can't read

    Intelligence Director Says Gov't Can Demand Encryption Backdoors Without Having To Run It By The FISA Court

    What Powell Needs to Know About U.S. Labor-Force Participation

    Finally, An Honest Inflation Index – Guess What It Shows

    The Tax Bill is a Big Win for U.S. Oil And Gas

    Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

    Expect Desperate and Insane Behavior From Government in 2018 – Part 3 (War)

    Democratic leaders, indigenous groups, say 'no' to Alaskan drilling

    US consumer borrowing up $20.5 billion in October

    A day later, no 'Jerusalem, Israel,' on US government maps

    US inner-city children suffer 'war zone' trauma

    "Almost A Given It Will End Badly": Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle Says U.S. Pensions Are Doomed

    This is why you shouldn't count on Social Security

    Americans say they are worse off today than 50 years ago

    And finally...
    Man 'cements microwave to head' in Wolverhampton

  8. 'Danger, danger!' *flails arms around* That's me, doing my impression of the robot from Lost in Space. Well, at least that plane that crashed didn't hit me, so that's a plus!

  9. Hear that, Mike D.! Places in India & China are already there, the air is so toxic.

    FBI Lies and Coverups on Trump 'Dodgy Dossier' Exposed at House Judiciary Committee Hearing, Mainstream Media Ignores It

    37 Years Ago Today: The Assassination of John Lennon

    US Vice President Pence 'not welcome' in Palestine - Fatah

    'Notice to Move' alert for US troops in Afghanistan after Jerusalem move - report

    The command added, however, that it has "contingency plans in place in the event that violence breaks out across our area of operations." [more]

    Missouri: Student suspended for debating Islamic extremism with Muslim peer in debate club

    [Debate class is fight club for nerds]

    'Weird horn noise' heard coming from the sky

    Woman killed by pack of pit bull terriers in Jackson County, Alabama; second such attack in the state in 10 days

    Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Micronesia (UPDATE)

    Shallow 6.2 earthquake recorded off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands

    Woman dies after being struck by lightning while playing golf in Belek, Turkey

  10. It FEELS like snow around here. Grey foreboding sky, a damp cold breeze blowing steadily (~ 6 mph), and they've been brining the roads all day to prepare for Benji.

    Record snow covers Houston and Texas

    it is snowing and snowing heavily in, of all places, Brownsville, marking only the third time since 1895 they have received accumulating snowfall.

    Not to be outdone, Corpus Christi got their first snowfall in 13 years and recorded between five and seven inches of snow. What's more absurd than that? They reported a thunderstorm with heavy snow; in Corpus Christi! [more]

    Area freeways, known for their high flyovers and numerous interchanges became ice rinks causing several freeways, including the always gridlocked West Loop to be shut down completely due to an accident that may have been caused by ice.

    The snow that fell in Houston Thursday also marked the second earliest snowfall ever recorded for the city. [more]

    Will Florida's Panhandle see snow this weekend?

    The Sunshine State has an approaching cold snap, but the National Weather Service offices closest to Pensacola - Tallahassee and Mobile, Ala. - are mentioning just a slight possibility of snow.

    Caterpillar Unit Cheated Customers, Tossed Evidence Into Ocean to Hide It

    A unit of Caterpillar Inc. admitted that it cheated customers by performing unnecessary repairs to their railcars and pleaded guilty to dumping brake shoes and other parts into the ocean to hide evidence, according to court documents. [more]

    [despit tams calls fa despit measzhis!]

    The Federal Government admits it will continue warrantless spying regardless if Congress votes to stop it

    U.S. officials admit they are not planning on shutting down the government's warrantless spying program, even if it is not reauthorized by 2018.

    As the United States Congress runs out of time to vote on a bill that would reauthorize one of the government's most egregious warrantless spying programs, officials are claiming that those programs won't end anytime soon - even if they are not reauthorized by the end of the year.

    The USA Liberty Act will reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2017. While the bill's proponents have claimed it will help ensure "security" in the United States, privacy advocates have warned that will provide additional loopholes for the government to continue conducting warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans. [more]

    [isn't that nice ..]

    [more below]

  11. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday said House Republicans will aim to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs next year as a way to trim the federal deficit. "We're going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit," Ryan said during an interview on Ross Kaminsky's talk radio show.

    Health-care entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid "are the big drivers of debt," Ryan said, "so we spend more time on the health-care entitlements, because that's really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking." [more]

    [that's not quite right, the MILITARY and HOMELAND SECURITY are the big drivers, and YOU'RE the fucking problem, Mr. Ryan!]

    The UK can't leave the EU and keep Northern Ireland, so it appears to have chosen to ditch Brexit

    It is now far more likely that Britain will stay in the customs union and the single market. It is also more likely that Brexit will not in fact happen. [more]

    FBI Deputy Director McCabe accused of ordering agents to lie about Benghazi

    Creepy noise from the sky baffles residents of Nashville, Tennessee

    This was on December 1st in Nashville, TN. Yes, in East Nashville… And it is totally creepy! What the heck is that mysterious sound between the trains, storm sirens & whatever the hell else was going on here? [more; take a listen]

    Consequences of the tropical cyclone Cempaka in Java, Indonesia

    The number of victims of the tropical cyclone “Sempaka” in Indonesia has grown to 41 people. There is no hope to find the missing alive. The largest number of victims, namely 25 people, is in the district of Pachitin, East Java Province. In a special district of Yogyakarta, 10 people were killed, in a number of districts in the province of Central Java, 6 others are deceased. Thirteen people were injured as a result of large-scale floods and landslides. As a result of the impact of the cyclone, more than 8,000 buildings, 36 bridges, and 21 schools have been damaged or destroyed. In total, the authorities evacuated about 30 thousand people. The cyclone’s economic losses have been evaluated to is approximately $70 million. [more]

    [hey, while we're there]
    M5.1 earthquake destroys 42 houses in Indonesia

    An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 caused destruction in three districts of the province of Bengkulu, situated in the southwestern part of the island of Sumatra, on December 5, 2017. As a result of the earthquake, 233 houses were damaged or partially destroyed in the districts of Lebong, Atas and Pelabai. From those, 42 houses were damaged significantly or partially destroyed. Only one person was injured after the a nine-year-old boy was crushed by a collapsing wall. [more]

    [continued below]

  12. These complex sun halos caused by diamond dust over Whitefish, Montana look like a dreamcatcher

    [wow, scroll all the way down]

    Our crappily stored radioactive waste is probably going to explode

    Don’t get us wrong here: Nuclear power is a relatively safe, efficient, and remarkably clean alternative to filthy, planet-destroying coal. That is, if we’d finally figure out what to do with all that filthy, planet-destroying nuclear waste. Because what we’re doing with it right now is just slowly transforming the subterranean United States into one big atomic bomb that’s one major quake away from turning all our skin into a boiling liquid. [more]

    [I disagree, nuclear is WORSE than coal, because of the waste problem - it's also NOT efficient OR safe!]

    Beware The Lump Of Coal

    The year of Trump may not end the way most people seem to expect. Peace on earth, goodwill towards men, so forth and so on...

    We have some indications that social mood may have peaked this week:

    Heisenberg: The Scariest Chart Of All
    "Remaining steadfastly bearish in the face of a rally can be frustrating, but once it becomes readily apparent that optimism has morphed into mania – that rational exuberance has become irrational – there’s a certain satisfaction in watching the lemmings sprint towards the cliff." [see chart]

    ZH: Every Time China's 10 Year Hits 4% Markets Crash
    "Which assets are likely to be impacted the most once this Chinese bubble pops? Two suggestions according to BofA are cryptos and/or emerging markets" [more]

    Red Flag Warnings in Southern California and Colorado

    The map was current as of 11:45 a.m. MDT on Friday. [more]

    Thomas Fire continues to march to the west

    The fire has burned 132,000 acres near Ventura, Carpinteria, and Ojai in Southern California [more]

    Lilac Fire spreads from Interstate 15 to Bonsall, destroying 65 structures

    The fire ran for six miles along Highway 76 Thursday afternoon in Southern California

    Hundreds of elite thoroughbred racehorses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California's major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County.
    Not all made it. [more]