Sunday, December 10, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-09

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

2017-12-09 - Man, 25, found dead and burning near building in Fairview (Ohio):

Quote: "A dead man has been found behind a building off Central Parkway in Fairview on Saturday night. The man's body was badly burnt when he was found. Fire crews responded to a call to the location on reports of a fire. Crews discovered the man's body upon arrival."

2017-12-09 - Person found dead in burned-out car on Old Hastings Road in Ninety Six (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Greenwood County Coroner's Office is investigating after human remains were found in a burned car. Coroner Sonny Cox said his office was called to Old Hastings Road in Ninety Six around 5 p.m. on December 8. At the scene was a vehicle that had been completely destroyed by fire."

2017-12-09 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 3 AM and kills man in coastal Port Isabel (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame during takeoff at airport in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The engine of a British Airways plane burst into flames while taking off a runway at an airport in Arizona, forcing the packed aircraft to make an emergency landing."

Note: This is the 112th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-09 - Huge mysterious explosion shakes homes across Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk Counties (Florida):

Quote: "Residents called government hotlines, and theories swirled online. Could it be military operations? An explosion? A meteor? Supersonic jets? Half a dozen government agencies all had the same answer Saturday: We don't know, but we didn't do it."

2017-12-09 - Biotech factory rocked by explosion at 2:20 AM in coastal Jiangsu (China), 2 killed, 7 injured:

2017-12-09 - Oil refinery damaged by explosion at 11:20 PM in coastal Bunbury (Australia), 1 injured:

2017-12-09 - Devastating wildfires are the new normal in California, says Governor Brown:

Quote: "Devastating wildfires have become 'the new normal' in California, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday while touring Ventura County – the fire ravaged area where one woman was found dead."

Note: They'll get more devastating too. There's no real upper limit, or at least the upper limit is way beyond what human beings will be around to see...

2017-12-09 - Home destroyed by explosion near Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Note: This is the 348th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-12-09 - Updates on the wildfires raging in California:;-710-structures-destroyed/2761197/

Quote: "The Thomas Fire in Ventura County has charred approximately 155,000 acres and has destroyed 710 structures, fire officials said Saturday night, adding that the containment level remained at 15 percent."

2017-12-09 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on Lake Elsinore (California):

2017-12-09 - Boat bursts into flame in the Hauraki Gulf near coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 1031st and 1032nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-09 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in Milan (Italy):

2017-12-09 - National Guard bus bursts into flame on I-20 near Atlanta (Georgia):

Note: Grab your gear and get humpin', maggots! This is the 802nd bus to burn in 2017...

2017-12-09 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on the Ohio Turnpike near Maumee (Ohio):

Quote: "Flames and smoke brought the westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike to a standstill overnight after a semi hauling a trailer full of milk caught fire. It happened near exit 59, not far from Reynolds Rd. at about 12:30AM Saturday."

2017-12-09 - Tractor, tractor (combine) and barn destroyed by fire just before 3 AM near Plymouth (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The pole barn and its contents, a tractor, a combine and 250 large straw bales are considered a total loss."

2017-12-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:19 AM on M54 slip road near Wellington (Britain):

2017-12-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at junction in Warri, Delta State (Nigeria):

Note: These are the 2140th, 2141st, 2142nd, 2143rd and 2144th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-09 - Van bursts into flame on the Old A5 in Nesscliffe (Britain):

2017-12-09 - Van bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on Henry Boot Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Henry Boot Way, Hull. Sat 9 Dec 2017 00:30 (No:26585) Van fire. 2 hose reels in use."

2017-12-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home, in Keokuk (Iowa):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a call at 616 S. 12th. St. and discovered a 2001 Ford F150 on fire had spread to the house. The truck was a total loss. The house has minor damage to the siding and one window assembly."

2017-12-09 - Two cars go up in flames at 11:40 PM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame at Yale and Fairfield Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in Arroyo Grande (California), near the coast:

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame near the Temple Mall in Temple (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot in Amityville (New York):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame at hardware store in Toowoomba (Australia):

2017-12-09 - Car bursts into flame on the A46 near Newark-on-Trent (Britain):

2017-12-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame near the Little Henty River near Zeehan (Australia):

Quote: "Henty Road near Zeehan is closed after a vehicle fire. Police and Tasmania Fire Service are at the scene of the fire near Little Henty River."

2017-12-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at Halwell Business Park in Halwell, Devon (Britain):

2017-12-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:15 PM on Wrawby Road in Brigg (Britain):

Quote: "Wrawby Road, Brigg. Sat 9 Dec 2017 23:15 (No:26690) Vehicle fire. Fire out prior to arrival of Fire Service. Thermal Image Camera in use for inspection only."

2017-12-09 - Car, garage and homes go up in flames in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2017-12-09 - 15 new motorcycles and 20 new scooters destroyed by fire before 5:30 AM at showroom in Mango (India), nobody there:

Quote: "Thirty-five brand new two-wheelers - 15 motorcycles and 20 scooters - were reduced to ashes in a fire at the showroom of MBD Suzuki at Sankosai on Dimna Road in Mango here on Saturday morning."

2017-12-09 - Barn destroyed by fire in Rushville (New York):

2017-12-09 - Barn destroyed by fire in Nuevo (California):

2017-12-09 - Barn destroyed by fire before 6 AM in Mason (Michigan):

2017-12-09 - Stack of pallets goes up in flames on Stirling Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Stirling Street, Grimsby. Sat 9 Dec 2017 21:11 (No:26680) Stack of pallets involved in fire. One hose reel."

2017-12-09 - Construction rubble bursts into flame on Bethune Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Bethune Avenue, Hull. Sat 9 Dec 2017 20:49 (No:26677) Several seats of fire involving rubble from building under demolition. One hose reel in use."

2017-12-09 - HVAC system bursts into flame at high-rise commercial building in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "This is the third fire in this building in just over a month's time, investigators are looking into what caused today's blaze."

2017-12-09 - Textile mill and warehouse destroyed by massive fire near Pattoki (Pakistan):

2017-12-09 - Bank heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Rourkela (India):

2017-12-09 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2017-12-09 - Garage destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM at home in Andover (New Hampshire):

2017-12-09 - Garage destroyed by fire in Leamington (Canada):

2017-12-09 - Home damaged by fire at 2:47 AM in Concord (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-12-09 - Home damaged by fire in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), nobody there:

2017-12-09 - Home damaged by fire on North Woodlake Drive in Columbia (South Carolina):

2017-12-09 - Home damaged by fire just after 3 AM in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2017-12-09 - Home damaged by garage fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-12-09 - Home damaged by basement fire in Portland (Oregon):

2017-12-09 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Portland (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-12-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Auburn (Massachusetts):

2017-12-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Syracuse (New York), 2 injured:

2017-12-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Fairview Heights (Illinois):

2017-12-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:06 AM in Spartanburg (South Carolina):

2017-12-09 - Two homes go up in flames at 3:05 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-12-09 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2017-12-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the wee hours at Beach Grove Apartments in Jeffersonville (Indiana):

2017-12-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-12-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Bronx (New York), 9 injured:

Quote: "Neighbors told the Daily News that an infant boy turned blue from smoke inhalation was rushed to the hospital."

2017-12-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 2 AM in Houston (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Midwest City (Oklahoma):

2017-12-09 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in Birmingham (Alabama):

2017-12-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:24 PM in Auburn Hills (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-12-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:04 AM in Parkersburg (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-12-09 - Deadly fire destroys home at 6 AM in Moore County (Tennessee), 3 killed:

2017-12-09 - Deadly fire burns home in the wee hours in coastal Guangdong Province (China), 8 killed:

2017-12-09 - Vacant home burns in Telferner (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Vacant home burns at 7 AM in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2017-12-09 - North Atlantic right whales heading toward extinction after 17 die this year:

Quote: "North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a deadly year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said there are only about 450 of the whales left and 17 of them have died so far in 2017."

2017-12-09 - Infant found dead at home in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-12-09 - Girl, 4, has 'medical issue', dies shortly later, in Rochester (New York):

2017-12-09 - Man in his 50s drops dead near BART station in coastal Fremont (California):

2017-12-09 - Man drops dead in shower at Fresno City College in Fresno (California):

2017-12-09 - Man, 45, BMX supertar Kevin Robinson, strokes out and dies at home in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-12-09 - Man, 55, found dead in park in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2017-12-09 - Woman, 49, found dead near North Kings Highway in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-12-09 - Man, 52, found dead on the banks of river near partially submerged SUV near Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-09 - Woman, 39, found dead on the shore of Lake Erie near Lake Erie Community Park in Girard Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-09 - Man, 40, falls off bridge and dies before 11:15 PM in Fort Worth (Texas):

2017-12-09 - Woman found dead in Hamilton Harbour (Canada):

2017-12-09 - Man, 34, suddenly sickens and dies at airport in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2017-12-09 - Man, 39, dies in the water at beach on coastal Still Bay (South Africa):

2017-12-09 - Man found dead on beach in coastal Highcliffe (Britain):

2017-12-09 - Man, 57, found dead in the water on the shore of the Isle of Skye (Scotland):

2017-12-09 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Manchester (Britain):

2017-12-09 - Man in his 60s has 'medical issue', car crashes into home, in West Fargo (North Dakota), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police said he was having a medical issue before the crash happened."

2017-12-09 - Woman has 'medical issue', car hits pole, in Redmond (Oregon):

Quote: "It appeared to police that she was having a medical issue at the time."

2017-12-09 - Small plane crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Clairemont area in coastal San Diego (California), engine failure, 2 killed, 2 injured:

2017-12-09 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, plane bursts into flame, in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Sacramento Fire says a small, single engine aircraft caught fire after its landing gear collapsed upon landing on Runway 2.  The plane began to skid and then caught fire."

2017-12-09 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Chiswell Green, Hertfordshire (Britain), 1 killed:

2017-12-09 - School bus has brake failure, bus plunges into canal, in coastal Occidental Mindoro (Philippine Islands), 2 killed, 26 injured:

Quote: "The bus was following a coaster but it reportedly lost its brakes. The bus driver reportedly maneuvered left to avoid hitting the coaster. It was then that it hit the canal..."

2017-12-09 - Car-hauler overturns at 1 AM on I-295 in Henrico County (Virginia):

2017-12-09 - Tanker truck overturns on the A99 near Thrumster (Scotland), 1.5 miles from the coast:

2017-12-09 - Tractor trailer hits barrier and overturns on I-84 in Southbury (Connecticut):

2017-12-09 - Car veers off road at 2:05 AM, hits parked bus, both burst into flame, in Linthicum Heights (Maryland), 1 killed:

2017-12-09 - Two cars collide head-on on the N1 in Sebokeng, Vereeniging (South Africa), 3 killed, 6 injured:

2017-12-09 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in Elkville (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-12-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in coastal Washington DC:

2017-12-09 - Naked man, 21, arrested then breaks free from patrol car in coastal Port Angeles (Washington):

Quote: "A naked man jumped from a deputy’s moving patrol car after freeing one of his hands from his handcuffs and breaking a window Saturday, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. Kyler A. Luse of Sequim, 21, had been detained and was on his way to Olympic Medical Center for a mental health evaluation when he jumped out of the moving car, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release."

Quote: "While being transported Luse asked Deputy Benjamin Tomco several times 'am I gonna die?' and 'is someone going to come kill me?' according to the news release. He also told the deputy he was hearing voices and hallucinating."

Quote: "Three deputies arrived and restrained Luse while he was yelling for Jesus to save him. He was growling and trying to bash his own head against the sidewalk, according to the news release."

2017-12-09 - Coywolf stalks woman outside home in Rockland County (New York):

Quote: "A local plumber recently shot video footage of a coywolf prowling behind a woman taking out her trash. 'It seemed to be stalking her and kind of followed her back up onto her driveway,' Sean McCormack said, according to the New York Daily News."

2017-12-09 - Well blowout continues spewing hydrogen sulfide in Missouri City (Texas):

Quote: "Workers continue to clean up an oil well blowout in Missouri City that had residents worried Wednesday. The blowout, which is an uncontrollable release of oil, was reported in the vicinity of Texas Parkway and the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, city officials said. A worker told KPRC 2 that a crew was drilling for oil when it began to spew. The odor impacted area communities, but is not considered dangerous, officials said. Residents were asked to remain inside until the odor dissipated. After four days, the foul smell of rotten eggs continues to linger in several areas, which leaves residents frustrated and demanding answers."

Quote: "Officials said the spill wasn't an oil, but rather a chemical compound called hydrogen sulfide, a gas used at the site. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas and depending on the amount of its exposure, could be poisonous with a wide range of health effects. 'Depend on how much hydrogen sulfide you breathe and for how long,' Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials said."

Note: They hadn't mentioned that it was hydrogen sulfide when this first occurred, but I said then that that is probably what it was, in the 2017-12-06 update. This definitely means that the gas in the ground that they're drilling for there is very 'sour' and contains significant amounts of hydrogen sulfide. They're smart to get it out of the ground before it becomes MORE sour and comes out of the ground on its own, but obviously the drilling process isn't always perfectly safe and thus living in areas where there's a lot of gas in the ground can be dangerous...

2017-12-09 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Riverside (California):

2017-12-09 - Santa Claus has 'medical incident' during parade in Gallatin (Tennessee):

Quote: "Santa Claus, who appeared Saturday in the Gallatin 'Christmas in Toyland' parade on Saturday, will be OK after suffering 'a medical incident.'"

2017-12-09 - Unusually warm temperatures, 15C above normal, persist in Alberta (Canada), records smashed:

2017-12-09 - Volcano Kanlaon erupts in the Philippine Islands:

2017-12-09 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Micronesia:

2017-12-09 - US Homeland Security plans to conduct bio-terror test on Oklahoma town:

2017-12-09 - Billion-dollar climate disasters drain the US:

2017-12-09 - Seven impressive and baffling phenomena recorded around the world:

2017-12-09 - Meteor flies over the Mediterranean:

2017-12-09 - Geo-economic forecast predicts rapid US collapse:


  1. At 2 a.m. my dog and I both heard "nature" call. Looking out the bathroom window I saw 2 large (probably female) deer (at least 200 lb.) munching in the snow by a peach tree in the back yard. The dog saw them too, when he got downstairs, and gave chase. He's very fast when chasing something (like a squirrel, his usual foe), but he's no match for deer - they left him behind (from a complete stop they were over the fence of my large backyard) in seconds.

    Hull has been hit with multiple events each day there have been reports so far this month.

    It sure looks like there's going to be no place to live eventually, what with all the apartments and homes burning down.

    New snowfall expected to hit Northeast, Midwest, following weekend storm

    [because it's winter, not due to GSM or mini-Ice Age b.s.]

    Putin withdraws Russian troops from Syria warning that if terrorists gain upper hand, forces will carry out strikes the likes of which "they've never seen"

    Erdogan calls Israel out as 'terrorist state' that 'kills children'

    [Netanyahu yells: "you can't tell the truth!"]

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes claims evidence of FISA surveillance abuse (VIDEO)

    [another guy about to lose his job for speaking out]

    EU suing member countries who refuse orders to take in more refugees of the West's illegal wars

    Anonymous targets world's largest whaler, Norway

    Kate Steinle Memorial March in Portland attacked by Antifa

    [Antifa is a domestic TERRORIST organization . .]

    Controversial Portland Police Sergeant Chadd Stensgaard can be seen berating the man known as "Tiny", the giant pro Trump Samoan dude. Something about "stay on your side of the street," as Tiny tries to wash pepper spray out of his eyes. Tiny was subsequently arrested for this, booked on Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, and Assault IV charges. He was the only one arrested. So, in the People's Republic Of Portland, it's perfectly alright for the violent Antifa to come over onto the supposedly designated Trump side of the street and start fights, but a Trump supporter can't go over to the supposedly "Antifa" side of the street. [more]

    [ . . who are "protected" by Soros money]

    Russian govt suggests satellite re-entry behind elevated levels of Ruthenium-106 across Europe

    Whale carcass found near Coromandel beach in New Zealand

    [more below]

  2. At 230,000 acres, California's Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in the state's history

    Raging Thomas Fire triggers new evacuation orders in California – “To see this kind of fire activity in the middle of December, it’s just unprecedented”

    California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are expected to spread – “This is kind of the new normal”

    Monday, 11 December 2017
    Dr. Andrew Glikson on the dual dangers of nuclear war and climate change

    After listening to as much as I could bear from liar, Michael E. Mann, this honesty from Dr.Glikson from Australia was like a breath of fresh air

    Can Humans Survive?

    [1 hr podcast]

    Kevin Hester interviewed by Gary Null

    «All the graphs we are seeing, are following the exponential curve. Yet now, Michael E Mann doesn’t seem to be able to see it. He’s still part of the disaster capitalists who think we can go to alternative energy, and it will solve things, and we can have electric cars, but the reality is that the carbon footprint of producing all of those things is enormous in itself. And there is zero substitute for liquid hydrocarbons. I do not for one second believe that industrial civilisation will see out the decade. So what’s that, 26 months. I think collapse is unfolding now, not some time in the future. I think collapse is unfolding as you and I speak today.»

    ---Kevin Hester

    In this episode of “The Progressive Commentary Hour” Gary Null and I discuss the severity of the climate crisis and how far over the cliff we really are. [~ 56 min. podcast]

    Michael Mann's lies

    The Doomed Earth Controversy: David Wallace-Wells & Michael Mann (November 2017) [~ 1 hr. 32 min. video]

    The myth of negative CO2 emissions


    [continued below]

  3. Nearly 1,000 more people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    It’s official. In the 40 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, at least 985 additional people died, when compared to the same period in 2016.
    And if the entire months of September and October are included (since Hurricane Irma also passed through the island days before Maria), the figure rises to 1,065 deaths — despite the fact that Puerto Rico lost more than 100,000 inhabitants due to migration this year, according to estimates from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of The City University of New York. [more]

    Why are America’s farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

    After the study was released, Newsweek reported that the suicide death rate for farmers was more than double that of military veterans. This, however, could be an underestimate, as the data collected skipped several major agricultural states, including Iowa. Rosmann and other experts add that the farmer suicide rate might be higher, because an unknown number of farmers disguise their suicides as farm accidents.

    The US farmer suicide crisis echoes a much larger farmer suicide crisis happening globally: an Australian farmer dies by suicide every four days; in the UK, one farmer a week takes his or her own life; in France, one farmer dies by suicide every two days; in India, more than 270,000 farmers have died by suicide since 1995. […] [more]

    France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarus mushrooms

    Photo gallery: Natural disasters and severe weather in 2017

    U.N. official shocked at poverty in rural Alabama – “It’s very uncommon in the First World. This is not a sight that one normally sees.”

    ["heh, you ain't from around here"]

    The Republican tax bill could forever alter Alaska’s indigenous tribes: By authorizing oil drilling in Alaska’s vast Arctic wilderness, the bill could enrich Native tribes, or destroy their way of life

    “Very abnormal” December snowfall in the U.S. South

    Police Homicides in the United States

    . .one-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police. [more]

    Heavy snow, subfreezing temperatures disrupt traffic across UK

    Hundreds of schools are closed across the United Kingdom today, December 11, 2017, in the wake of Storm Caroline which moved away from British Isles December 8 toward Scandinavia. Caroline allowed cold arctic air to move in and cover the UK with bitterly cold temperatures and snow, causing severe traffic disruption and leaving tens of thousands without power. The deepest weekend snow fell over higher ground on northern and western areas. Temperatures dropped down to -12 °C (10.4 °F) overnight Monday and combined with precipitation for an icy start and dangerous morning rush hour. [more]

    We're building the equivalent of Paris every week. That's a problem.

    The building and construction sector is booming—and it's costing the planet [more]

  4. News Links, December 11, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    De-Dollarization Continues: China, Iran To Eliminate Greenback From Bilateral Trade

    Misunderstanding the Economics of Robotics

    Marx, Robotics and the Collapse of Profits
    The fantasy that robots will do all the work of stripmining the Earth to provide for our endless overconsumption, and generate vast profits doing so, is just another manifestation of an intrinsically destructive and unsustainable Mode of Production.

    Enron Déjà Vu? Citi, BofA, HSBC, Goldman, BNP on the Hook as Steinhoff Spirals Down
    $21 billion of debt. Off-balance-sheet entities. Moody's wakes up, downgrades it four notches, with more to come.

    Six Ways US Stocks Most Overvalued in History

    Russia-China real gold standard means end of U.S. dollar dominance

    [Pharmaceutical company] Teva Considers 10,000 Job Cuts [ = #employees in U.S.]

    Proposed U.S. Legislation May Criminalize Those Who Conceal Bitcoin

    The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

    Bitcoin Has Some Bad News, and Nobody Cares

    Bitcoin plummeted almost 18% just hours after setting yet another record

    Deutsche Bank says more regulation of cryptocurrencies needed

    Christmas flight chaos as Boeing 787 engine failures risk grounding thousands of passengers

    US forces could potentially lose next war to Russia or China, warns sobering Rand report

    Russia says it is fully committed to nuclear missile pact

    Pakistan Air Force threatens to shoot down US drones

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Sends Formal Message To US Military: Leave Syria Or Else
    The Russians are not necessarily against the US presence and can adapt to this after defining the demarcation lines to avoid any clash, but Iran has a clear position and has decided not to abandon the Syrian President alone to face the US forces, if these stay behind.

    Russian Defense Ministry Reports "Incident" With US F-22 Above Syria

    Nobel Peace laureates: Nuclear war is 'one tantrum away'

    These 8 Places Around the World Are Actively Preparing for Nuclear War

    Erdogan Calls Israel "Terrorist State That Kills Children", An Angry Netanyahu Responds

    Dude Where's My Troops? Pentagon Loses Track Of 44,000 Soldiers

    Iraqi Militia Says Trump's Recognition Of Jerusalem Is A "Legitimate Reason" To Attack Americans

    UN Security Council Members Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Move

    Arab states urge US to abandon Jerusalem move

    [see below for the rest]

  5. When Washington Cheered the Jihadists
    Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better.

    Missing the Significance of Israel-gate
    President Trump's decision to begin moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem — and disclosure that first-son-in-law Jared Kushner failed to disclose his role in a foundation funding Israeli settlements and lobbied against a United Nations' resolution critical of those settlements during the transition — are reminders that the foreign government with truly broad influence over U.S. politics is Israel.

    Trafficking in desperate Black Africans: Israel, Rwanda, and Libya

    Trump fiddles with phone as US burns out in Asia, and China gives a lesson in leadership

    Two dead in 'Day of Rage' over Jerusalem, Palestinian president defiant
    Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world
    Arab foreign ministers blast Trump over Jerusalem
    Thousands protest against Netanyahu, corruption in Tel Aviv
    Thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv for an anti-corruption rally calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.
    Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut
    Rioting Protesters Breach US Embassy Gates In Beirut, Repelled By Tear Gas And Water Cannon

    The Energy Transition: Too Little, Too Late

    Is Oil About to Collapse?

    Southern California wildfires burn up 'several hundred acres' of avocado groves

    Rain hits wheat harvest in southern NSW with shortage of bread flour predicted

    Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa

    Permaculture sewage treatment – first aid and future proofing for our rivers and seas

    Nearly half the antibiotics used in farming go to cows

    Grass-fed beef isn't as great for the climate as you think

    'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

    Evacuations keep expanding in fast-moving Santa Barbara area fire

    The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant
    Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.

    Mueller's 'Right Hand Man' Represented Hillary Clinton IT Staffer Who Installed Her Illegal Server

    Google's true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

    Defector says thousands of Islamic State fighters left Raqqa in secret deal
    A high-level defector from Kurdish-led forces that captured the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State has recanted his account of the city's fall, saying thousands of IS fighters - many more than first reported - left under a secret, U.S.-approved deal.

    Analyst: With ballooning costs for a smaller Navy, can it really afford 355 ships?
    Maintaining old equipment still in use after 16 years of war is becoming more and more expensive, and the kicker is that the equipment that's coming online is even more expensive to maintain and operate than the old equipment it's replacing.

    Poll: Medicaid recipients report poorest health

    Why America's drinking water crisis goes beyond Flint (BBC video)
    While Flint made headlines two years ago when 12 people died due to high lead levels in the city's water, more than 1,000 water systems across the US have drinking water that fails safety standards for lead.

    Study: Top 1 percent owns 40 percent of nation's wealth, highest point in 50 years

    November Jobs +228,000: Employment Only +57,000

    U.S. Economic Crisis Ahead: Major Failure Of Analysts To Spot Danger

    Americans are drowning in debt. Here's where they have it the worst.

    Peak Fantasy Time (David Stockman on jobs) [read this]

    Plasma For Pay: Broke Millennials Sell Blood Just To Survive

  6. Enormous train of mystery flashing lights seen from across the US (VIDEOS)

    A mysterious pattern of lights, accompanied by a rather ominous hum, was spotted across large swathes of the United States Saturday night. Plane spotters and stargazers alike were baffled and local residents scared from Illinois to as far as Utah. [more]

    Sott Exclusive: From Seal Finger to Rapunzel Syndrome: Ten Strange Health Cases in 2017

    Cannabinoid Deficiency and Its Impact on Human Health and Disease

    Big Pharma making moves to monopolize CBD oil market

    Gas explosion demolishes house in Leicester, UK

    New Jersey police dashcam captures fireball blazing across night sky

    Out of this world: ISS astronaut captures stunning images of meteorite above Mexico (VIDEO)

    Massive avalanche filmed in the Hunza valley, Pakistan

    'Alberta Clipper' region set to bring 10-15 cm of snow by Tuesday night

    Heavy snowfall in Netherlands triggers code orange weather warning

  7. ‘Endless Summer’ Filmmaker Bruce Brown Dies at 80

    [dude, you almost made it to the REAL endless summer!]

    Powerful earthquake swarm of over 100 recorded at Skjaldbreiður volcano in Iceland

    Sott Exclusive: Wild mid-summer weather hits Australia - Hailstones the size of tennis balls, a deluge, and over 133,000 lightning strikes (VIDEOS)

    Two more massive wave anomalies connected to Antarctica captured by weather radars

    Extremely anomalous weather hit New South Wales and Queensland in Australia last weekend, with hail the size of tennis balls, 133000 lightning strikes in less than 2 hours and plenty of terrified residents calling for help on Saturday afternoon. Yes, this was Thor having a great party [see ~ 1 min. video]

    New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

    A change in the pattern of activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala has been observed on December 10, 2017, developing into the 12th effusive eruption phase of the year. [more]

    After a Brief Respite, Climate Change Enhanced Drought is Returning to the U.S.

    Thomas Fire grows to 200,000 acres as it continues destructive path into Santa Barbara County

    The tallest pagoda in Asia has been totally destroyed by a fire

    [It was being renovated after a recent earthquake.]

    Number of dead boats from Hurricane Irma rises to more than 2,000

    Nearly 75 percent of the Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed boats removed from Florida waters have come from the Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard says.
    As of last week, 2,069 “displaced” vessels had been removed from Florida waters. Of those, 1,500 came from the Florida Keys. [more]