Sunday, December 24, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-23

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

2017-12-23 - Woman found dead in burning car at 2:30 AM on railroad tracks along the Fox River in Kaukauna (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Around 2:30 a.m. police say the Kaukauna Fire Department was headed to a possible fire on the Fox River near Holly Court. When they made it to the scene they found a car on fire on the railroad tracks along the Fox River with skeletal remains inside. Officials say the tracks are not in use."

Quote: "The person inside likely died in the fire, said Lt. Joe Resch. The car had not been hit by a train."

2017-12-23 - California’s 2017 foreshadowing of the monster fires to come:

2017-12-23 - Deadly fire rips through shopping mall in coastal Davao (Philippine Islands), 37 killed:

Quote: "Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippines city of Davao, the local vice-mayor said on Sunday. A bureau of fire protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were 'zero', according to Paolo Duterte, the vice-mayor, who is also the president’s son."

2017-12-23 - Zoo damaged by fire at 6 AM in coastal London (Britain), aardvark killed, 4 meerkats presumed dead:

2017-12-23 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-12-23 - Transformer explodes and burns, ignites two cars, in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2017-12-23 - Transformer explodes and burns in Kearny Mesa (California), near the coast, blackouts ensue:

2017-12-23 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Woods Cross (Utah):

2017-12-23 - Motel damaged by explosion in Westlake area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-12-23 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Gastonia (North Carolina), firefighter injured, nobody there:

Quote: "Neighbors said they heard an explosion. 'It sounded like a bomb went off,' neighbor Renee Harwell said. 'It was so loud that it shook our house inside.'"

Note: These are the 360th and 361st residential explosions in 2017...

2017-12-23 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2017-12-23 - Boat bursts into flame in harbor in coastal Doha (Qatar):

Note: This is the 1085th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-23 - 32 transit buses destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM while parked at facility in Victoria (Texas):

Quote: "At around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, a Victoria City Transit bus caught fire and spread to 31 other buses at 1900 N. Laurent. A police officer patrolling the area saw one bus on fire and called for help. Fire crews rushed to the scene where multiple buses were engulfed in flames. The wind was blowing so the fire spread quickly. After the fire was put out a total of 32 buses were destroyed."

2017-12-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Chandigarh (India):

2017-12-23 - Buses, tractor, truck, cars, vehicles and shed destroyed by fire in Springbrook (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "The fire was reportedly sparked in the heritage timber shed in the Gold Coast hinterland town of Springbrook after the resident tried starting a tractor. The shed, which contained several vehicles, including buses, cars and a much-cherished classic truck, soon caught alight."

Note: These are the 831st-865th buses to burn in 2017, and this is the 2218th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-23 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on highway in Suqian City (China):

2017-12-23 - Four tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Hudson (Indiana):

Quote: "The total loss of the structure and contents, including 4 tractors, farm implements, and agricultural commodities. Estimated Dollar loss was a total of $1,000,000.00."

Note: These are the 2219th, 2220th, 2221st, 2222nd and 2223rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-23 - Ambulance bursts into flame while parked inside fire station in Batesville (Indiana):

2017-12-23 - Two trucks, van and six cars go up in flames while parked at business on Wharf Road in coastal Gravesend (Britain), 400 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Six cars were damaged by the fire, along with a van and two lorries. Crews wearing breathing apparatus managed to get alongside the vehicles and used compressed foam, a hose reel jet and main jet to fight the fire.  They prevented the fire spreading into the industrial property the vehicles were parked next to."

2017-12-23 - Minivan bursts into flame on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill (Florida):

2017-12-23 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at gas station along the B3260 at the A30 near Okehampton (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Three cars go up in flames while parked inside garage at used car business in Reno (Nevada):

Quote: "The Reno Fire Department is investigating a blaze at a used car lot Saturday night. At around 6:00 p.m. Reno fire crews responded to reports of a fire at the Friendly Auto Network on South Virginia Street. Responding crews say approximately three cars were on fire in a garage located at the back of the building."

2017-12-23 - Car bursts into flame in drive-thru at McDonald's in Kilkenny (Ireland):

2017-12-23 - Car and RV trailer go up in flames while parked on Abels Road in Halstead (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Asda store in St Helen’s (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Car bursts into flame on Park Avenue in Madeley (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Car bursts into flame at 11 PM on Ling Drive in Gainsborough (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Car bursts into flame on Lake End Road in Dorney (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 23 December, 7.29pm Car fire, Lake End Road, Dorney. One appliance and crew from Slough attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2017-12-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M6 near Burton (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire on the M6(South Lakeland) 23 Dec 2017 At 22:13 firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the M6 southbound near to Burton Service Station. Crews attended and used a hose reel jet and dry powder to extinguish the fire."

2017-12-23 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Ardmore (Oklahoma), dog killed, nobody there:

2017-12-23 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at 1:53 AM while parked inside business in Rogers (Arkansas):

2017-12-23 - Car and home destroyed by fire in the Blue Creek area near Billings (Montana):

Quote: "No one was injured in the fire and one vehicle was confirmed destroyed, Cortez said."

2017-12-23 - AC unit bursts into flame at hospital, fire spreads to hospital, in Delhi (India):

2017-12-23 - Newington Portuguese Club destroyed by basement fire in Newington (Connecticut):

2017-12-23 - Yarn manufacturing plant damaged by fire in Yadkinville (North Carolina):

2017-12-23 - School heavily damaged by fire in Lawrence (Massachusetts):

2017-12-23 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 6:20 AM in Pinckneyville (Illinois):

2017-12-23 - Funeral home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC:

2017-12-23 - Two factories go up in flames in Ganderbal (India):

2017-12-23 - Building under construction heavily damaged by fire in coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-12-23 - Garage heavily damaged by fire at home in Auburn (Maine), nobody there:

2017-12-23 - Garage destroyed by fire at 1:10 AM at home in Daleville (Indiana), nobody there:

2017-12-23 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on River Road in Boggs Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-23 - Home damaged by fire on River Road in Santa Clara (Oregon):

2017-12-23 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 1:15 AM on Cascade Cove in San Antonio (Texas), nobody there:

2017-12-23 - Home destroyed by fire near Hagerstown (Maryland):

2017-12-23 - Home destroyed by fire in Weber County (Utah):

2017-12-23 - Home destroyed by fire in Centreville (Illinois), nobody there:

2017-12-23 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:29 AM, two more homes damaged, in coastal Washington DC:

2017-12-23 - Mansion destroyed by fire just after midnight on Ice Pond Drive in Manakin-Sabot (Virginia), nobody there:

Quote: "No one was hurt because fire officials say the family was not living in the home at the time due to renovations. They were planning to move into the home in 2018, officials said. The incident caused about $2 million in damage."

2017-12-23 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

2017-12-23 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Waukee (Iowa):

2017-12-23 - Deadly fire burns home in Independence (Missouri), 2 killed:

2017-12-23 - Deadly fire burns home in Moss Bluff (Texas), near the Trinity River, 2 killed:

2017-12-23 - Deadly fire burns home on Rosies Hollow in Catawba (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-12-23 - Vacant building burns in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-12-23 - Vacant triple-decker home burns in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2017-12-23 - Vacant mattress store burns at 3:14 AM in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2017-12-23 - Vacant factory burns in coastal Wicklow (Ireland):

2017-12-23 - Man and woman found dead in car near Almyra in Arkansas County (Arkansas):

2017-12-23 - Two girls, 11 and 12, die in shallow hot spring pool in West Java (Indonesia):

2017-12-23 - Two girls, 11 and 8, go to bathe, both found dead in the Brahmaputra River in Jamalpur (Bangladesh):

2017-12-23 - Baby girl has 'medical emergency' on passenger train, dies shortly later, in Pleasant Hill (California), 8 miles from the coast:

Quote: "At 12:52 p.m., ConFire was called to a San Francisco-bound train stopped at the Pleasant Hill BART station for a family whose 3-month-old daughter was having a medical emergency, transit spokesman Chris Filippi said."

2017-12-23 - Man pulled unconscious from swimming pool at hotel, dies shortly later, in Bloomington (Minnesota):

2017-12-23 - Middle-aged man found dead near Highway 15 in Ripley (Mississippi):

2017-12-23 - Woman found dead along I-280 in coastal San Jose (California):

2017-12-23 - Man in his 50s drops dead near Rimpau Avenue and 6th Street in Corona (California):

2017-12-23 - Man, 27, found dead near business on Tyler Boulevard in Mentor (Ohio):

2017-12-23 - Man, 46, drops dead before 12:30 AM at home in Rochester (New York):

2017-12-23 - Man drops dead at manhole in ditch in Mansfield (Ohio):

Quote: "According to the police report on the incident, a woman called police to report the man had fallen and was not moving outside Family Life Counseling, 151 Marion Ave. When officers arrived, they found the man laying on top of a manhole cover filled with water, with electrical cords laying in a surrounding puddle of water. Ball said the cords were connected to a sump pump to drain the manhole."

2017-12-23 - Man slumps over dead in pickup truck in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-12-23 - Man, 74, drops dead in home in Macon (Georgia):

2017-12-23 - Man, 35, found dead in jail cell in Adams County (Wisconsin):

2017-12-23 - Man, 26, dies after being pulled unconscious from water at beach in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2017-12-23 - Man, 21, found dead in the Icchamati River in Sada (Bangladesh):

2017-12-23 - Man, 49, found dead in pond in Faridpur District (Bangladesh):

2017-12-23 - Man, 38, found dead in the River Aswa in Pader District (Uganda):

2017-12-23 - Woman drops dead in apartment in Bristol (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Woman drops dead at pub on Fountain Street in Leek (Britain):

2017-12-23 - Man, 63, has 'medical event', pickup crashes into ditch, in Americus (Kansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Deputy Zachary Shafer says 63-year-old Terry Shown of Americus was northbound in the 2300 block of Road F-5, also known as Americus Road, when he suffered an unknown medical event as he approached a curve in the road around 6 am. Instead of following the curve, Shown's pickup went straight into the east ditch and overturned."

2017-12-23 - Small plane crashes in Mahaska County near Oskaloosa (Iowa), 1 killed:

2017-12-23 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2017-12-23 - Small plane makes emergency landing on beach in coastal Surfers Paradise (Australia), engine failure:

2017-12-23 - Small plane crashes and burns in the Turks and Caicos Islands, 2 killed:

2017-12-23 - Passenger bus crashes off bridge into the Banas River in Rajasthan (India), 33+ killed, more injured:

2017-12-23 - Passenger bus slams into truck in Cairo (Egypt), 13 killed, 8 injured:

2017-12-23 - Passenger bus plunges into stream at 2 AM in Ratnapura on the island of Sri Lanka, 2 killed, 44 injured:

2017-12-23 - Van slams into store on Bayview Street in coastal Seaford (New York):

2017-12-23 - Pickup truck veers over centerline just before 1:30 AM, hits semi head-on, explosion and fire ensue, near Sharpsburg (Georgia), 3 injured:

2017-12-23 - Pickup truck veers off road just after 1 AM, hits trees, bursts into flame, in coastal Middle River (Maryland), 3 killed, 2 injured:

2017-12-23 - Car crashes into vehicles and garage in Penn Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police reports indicate he lost consciousness while driving, possibly from a medical condition, and struck three vehicles before traveling down two separate embankments. His vehicle then struck the residence near a garage, where it came to rest."

2017-12-23 - Dog attacks and seriously injures toddler at 3:30 AM in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-12-23 - Landslide wipes out section of road in Ganderbal (India):

2017-12-23 - Man pulled unconscious from swimming pool at fitness club in Davis (California):

2017-12-23 - Mount Agung erupts on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2017-12-23 - Natural disasters in the US in 2017 cost $306 billion, almost double 2016 loss:

2017-12-23 - New form of upper atmospheric lightning being seen, the Gigantic Jet, related to but more powerful than sprites:

2017-12-23 - Meteor lights up the sky over Townsville, Queensland (Australia):

2017-12-23 - Interior Department orders halt to study of agency overseeing offshore oil safety:

2017-12-23 - The paranoia of EPA chief Scott Pruitt:

2017-12-23 - New study suggests that the lower your social class, the 'wiser' and better you are at conflict resolution:

2017-12-23 - Robot teaches itself chess in four hours then beats chess champion AI using moves not seen before in 1500 years:

Quote: "In those 240 minutes of practice, the program not only taught itself how to play but developed tactics that are unbeatably innovative — and revealed its startling ability to trounce human intelligence. Some of its winning moves had never been recorded in the 1,500 years that human brains have pitted wits across the chequered board."

2017-12-23 - US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin receives gift-wrapped box of horse poop in Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "The Los Angeles Police Department’s bomb squad was called to the home and officers opened the box, finding a pile of horse manure inside. Police said the package had been gift-wrapped and was marked as being from 'the American people.'"


  1. It's nice when someone receives and appropriate gift, isn't it?

    Merry Christmas Jonny, Fran, Mike D. and all other readers of JJFH!

    It was probably 2012 or 13 when I predicted (on NBL) that everyone would know how bad it was by August of 2019. That would suggest that this coming year 2018 will be a big step down for humanity. We'll see (and, like McPherson, i'd LOVE to be WRONG).

    Julian Assange's Twitter account mysteriously goes dark

    Woman killed by 2 pit bull terriers in Bell County, Kentucky

    Severe weather and high winds leave over 72K in Poland without power on Christmas Eve

    A tree fell on a moving car in Koscierzyna County on Poland's Baltic Sea coast. A seven-year-old boy was killed in the accident. His father, who was driving the vehicle, was hospitalized, Fakt24 website reports.

    The severe weather has affected 10 out of 16 voivodeships in Poland, with strong winds bringing down trees, damaging buildings, and crippling power lines. As a result, over 72,000 Poles were left without electricity on Christmas Eve, the Government Security Center said. The worst situation is currently in Pomeranian Voivodship, where 53,000 were affected by the blackout. [more]

    Monday, 25 December 2017
    Australia and NZ to be test sites for GM insect trials


    The logic being why remove a profitable chemical which happens to be killing bees and other pollinating insects when you can change nature itself, at huge profit but with an unknown long-term cost to humanity. (Keep scrolling) [more; insanity]

    tter temperatures will accelerate migration of asylum-seekers to Europe, says study – “Europe will see increasing numbers of desperate people fleeing their home countries”

    [you can see how factors are lining up to have humanity fighting itself and dying under chaotic conditions]

    Major layoffs announced in western Kentucky coal mines

    [but, but Trump said he was bringing jobs BACK to coal!]

    ["I really hate being right all the time" (Jurassic Park)]
    Houston mayor makes desperate plea for Hurricane Harvey recovery aid – “Literally, there are thousands of people living in homes that need to be remediated. And there are thousands of people who are still living in hotels.”

    In a moving plea for help from the state and federal government, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was joined at a Thursday press conference by three of his constituents who remain displaced by Hurricane Harvey nearly four months after the storm made landfall.
    “Literally, there are thousands of people living in homes that need to be remediated,” said Turner. “And there are thousands of people who are still living in hotels. And the question is, where do they go when FEMA says, ‘No more’?” [more]

    [people abandoned & left to fend for themselves after disasters]

    After Hurricane Maria, a look back at the Vazquez family, lit by generator

    Christmas marked 96 days since Jesse Vazquez’s house on Calle Alameda in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, lost power in Hurricane Maria. [more]

    [I was ready for death to take me after 5 days without power]

    [more below]

  2. Hellish summer of hurricanes smashes FEMA – “I'd tell the head of FEMA to pull his head out of his ass”

    I've heard those three words repeated in the mountains of Puerto Rico, amid the wreckage of Big Pine Key and from the mayor who thinks his Texas town may die.

    I've heard them spat in anger and mumbled in resignation and from California, you can hear them choked through smoke and fear in real time as 2017 explodes the ranks of America's fastest growing demographic: Disaster survivor.

    Nearly 5 million Americans have registered for federal aid since Labor Day; more victims than Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma and Superstorm Sandy combined.

    But the man in charge of answering all those pleas is sounding his own cry for help. FEMA Administrator Brock Long, chosen by Donald Trump to be the nation's top emergency manager, wants everyone to understand three fundamental truths:

    1. FEMA is broke.

    2. The system is broken.

    3. If this is the new normal, Americans can't rely on a federal cavalry when disaster strikes. They will have to take care of themselves. [more; didn't take a rocket scientologist to figure that out]

    More than 1 million evacuated from southern Vietnam as Typhoon Tembin has strengthened and is expected to make landfall today

    200 dead around 200 missing 70,000 homeless in the Philippines from tropical storm Tembin 37 more dead in a separate fire incident

    [continued below]

  3. Temperatures colder than parts of the Arctic Circle to hit the US: Record mild air across the UK replaced with wind and rain for Christmas

    A stream of solar wind from a sprawling coronal hole on the Sun arrives promising auroras throughout the holiday with brain disorders for others

    Microbes in Antarctica have a previously unknown ability to scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in the extreme conditions, like on other planets

    [microbes aren't "complex, multicellular creatures"]

    A discovery that microbes in Antarctica can scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in such extreme conditions has implications for the search for life on other planets. [more]

    2017 was a terrible year of climate disasters -- and too many media outlets failed to tell the story

    [this is by design]

    From hurricanes to heat waves to wildfires and beyond, 2017 has been a terrifying year of disasters in the U.S. And too many media outlets have missed a key part of the story: These aren't just natural disasters; in many cases, they're climate disasters. [more]

    On Christmas Eve thousands of firefighters still battle the Thomas Fire

    [who volunteers to fight a potentially deadly fire, on Christmas?]

    Christmas star: Beautiful slow-moving meteor recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

    A slow-moving meteor was observed and recorded falling over the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The event lasted about 14 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. [more]

    1929 Is Now Priced In

    In 1929 at the height of the Roaring '20s stock market bubble, Republicans elected Herbert Hoover, a businessman with no prior political experience. Stocks ramped higher late into his first year on the promise of deregulation and tax cuts. Then crashed 90%...

    America's pseudo-elite are as tone deaf as a brick. They're making America Great Again by taking proven failure to level '11':

    "George Orwell once offered an excellent explanation for this phenomenon: as the imperial end-game approaches, it becomes a matter of imperial self-preservation to breed a special-purpose ruling class—one that is incapable of understanding that the end-game is approaching" - Club Orlov, License to Kill

    Now consumer credit delinquencies are the highest since late 2008

  4. News Links, December 25, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    China plans to break petrodollar stranglehold

    U.S. Consumers' Holiday Merriment Comes at the Expense of Their Savings

    Venezuela reports economy shrank by 16.5% in 2016

    Is Washington tacitly operating under a new monetary theory?

    Subway Closes 909 Stores In 2017: It's The "Beginning Of A Crisis"

    Cryptocurrencies Crash 25% to 50% across the Board

    Bitcoin plunges below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013

    Panic-Selling Turns To Buying-Scramble As Cryptocurrencies Recover Dramatically

    Digital Coins Resume Selloff as Recovery Fizzles

    Is That Airport Security Scanner Really Safe? [probably not]

    In 9 U.S. Cities, Airport Security Is Now Scanning Your Face

    Amid rising global migration, Asians get cold shoulder from US

    Saudi Aramco on worldwide hunt for natural gas, says Chairman

    US approves 60-million ton expansion of Montana coal mine

    One-Third of Puerto Rico Won't Have Christmas Tree Lights Because They Still Don't Have Power

    Oil Firms To Boost Drilling In Norway's Mature Offshore Areas In 2018

    Is Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Future Realistic?

    Shale Growth Hides Underlying Problems

    Christmas has gotten out of control. Time to rethink this holiday
    [it will take care of itself]

    US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

    Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain

    Will Snakes Disappear From Earth? Lethal Fungal Disease Spreading Fast, Hits Europe

    AP finds climate change risk for 327 toxic Superfund sites

    Accidentally killing migratory birds not a crime, Trump Administration says

    5 Animals On The Verge Of Going Extinct, From Sumatran Rhinos To Polar Bears

    Got a toy that can spy? Here's how to know and what to do

    Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

    Gaming Addiction About To Become A Mental Disorder Officially Recognized by The World Health Organization

    'There is no escaping it': Are telecom companies to blame for our smartphone addiction
    Too many humans. -- RF

    Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?

    'Russiagate' Is Actually Israelgate — Trump as Agent of Israel, Not of Russia

    Next Phase in Forcing Biometric Tracking on Consumers

    Wife of Fusion GPS founder admits her husband was behind fake "Russiagate" story

    US Ambassador Calls Own 2015 Statement "Fake News"; Things Then Rapidly Go South

    Civil war coming?

    Homeless in Tokyo: Fallen through society's cracks and frozen out

    Help a Hungry Child: NHS doctors to pilot food prescriptions as poverty soars [UK}

    Homelessness in England rises by 75% among vulnerable groups

    Forget The Phony Pension Accounting, Here's How Much Your State Pension Is Really Underfunded

    Americans have no savings and with very good reason
    Housing, education, and health care have seen extraordinary inflation while wages are stagnant.

    US life expectancy is dropping for the first time since the AIDS epidemic

    We Give Up! Part 2: Consumers And Corporations Join The Debt Orgy

    Spending Up Far More than Real Income: Per Capita Income Stagnates

    Trump's Gross Hypocrisy on Yemen War

    Baltimore Murder Rate Surges Again In 2017 (Now Tied With Venezuela); Here's How Your City Fared...

    De Facto Travel Restrictions Now Exist For Americans

    Puerto Rico Homeowners Brace for Another Disaster: Foreclosures

    These maps show how Americans are dying younger. It's not just the opioid epidemic.

    Bloomingdale's Santa Detects Surge in Stressed-Out Adults

  5. AT&T Announces Thousands of Layoffs, Firings Just in Time for Christmas

    Deer At 'Santa's Journey' Exhibit in Ireland Picked Off By Cruel Poachers

    Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

    Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety. [more]

    Early morning plane crash in Central Florida kills 5 people

    Winter Storm Ethan Facts, Pathway

    4 killed in Moscow when bus crashes into underground passage

    Russian authorities say a bus careened off a road and onto steps leading into an underground passageway in Moscow, killing at least four people and leaving 13 others injured.

    Moscow police said passengers and pedestrians were among those killed in Monday's crash. Police immediately ruled out a possibility of it being an attack, saying that they suspect a mechanical fault or that the driver lost control of the vehicle. Police were questioning the driver. [more]

    Woman Receives A Shocking $284 Billion Electric Bill

    "My eyes just about popped out of my head," she said. "We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong."

     Horomanski's son quickly contacted Penelec, which confirmed it was an error. The amount was  corrected to $284.46 [more]

  6. Apocalyptic sunset over the ‘Stadium of Light’ in Sunderland, UK

    Lightning strike injures 77 soldiers in Colombia

    [Meanwhile, I enjoyed another Christmas celebration. With family and friends.]

  7. Had a nice quiet Christmas here, ate my favorite meal. Can't complain. Hey, I'm still alive and nobody sent me a gift-wrapped box of poop - good enough for me!