Sunday, January 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-01-13

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

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame just before 4 AM and kills 21-year-old man on Reichetville Road in Boston (Georgia):

Quote: "One person is dead after a car fire in Thomas County. 21-year-old William Owen was driving just before 4 a.m. Saturday when the vehicle he was driving caught fire. Owen was pronounced dead the scene. The incident happened on Reichetville Road one mile from twelve mile post road."

2018-01-13 - Huge 21-meter-tall Jesus statue bursts into flame on beach in coastal Lima (Peru):

Quote: "Peruvians awoke to find nearly the entire back of the statue, perched on a barren desert bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, charred black."

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center, almost kills boy in adjacent car, in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Quote: "A young boy was reportedly taken to safety after a car caught fire in the car park of a Bournemouth shopping centre this afternoon. Witnesses said the boy - who was sat in a vehicle parked behind the car which caught ablaze - had to be rescued by a member of the public."

2018-01-13 - Man, 22, has 'medical emergency' and topples off boat into water near Logan (Utah):

Quote: "It is believed he may have suffered a medical emergency just before the accident."

Note: That's how so many fisherman have been found dead in water with empty 'ghost boats' found nearby...

2018-01-13 - Passenger plane runs off runway, slides down slope, in coastal Trabzon (Turkey):

2018-01-13 - Unprecedented heat cooking the Tasman Sea:

2018-01-13 - Volcano Mayon erupts, spews ash over two towns in Albay Province (Philippine Islands):

2018-01-13 - Residential building damaged by explosion and fire in Tondela (Portugal), 8 killed, 50 injured:

Note: This is the 17th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-01-13 - Transformer explodes and burns on pole, nearby home ignites and is destroyed, in South Amboy (New Jersey):

2018-01-13 - Utility pole bursts into flame in coastal Marstons Mills (Massachusetts), blackouts ensue:

2018-01-13 - Turkish Navy ship 'Beykoz' bursts into flame while docked at naval base near coastal Izmir (Turkey), 11 injured:

2018-01-13 - Several boats and boat restoration business destroyed by fire before 3:07 AM in Huntertown (Indiana):

Quote: "An industrial park fire destroyed a Huntertown boat restoration business early today, but no one was injured. Robert Boren, operations chief for the Huntertown Fire Department, said the blaze started sometime before 3:07 a.m. at 16335 Lima Road near West Cedar Canyons Road."

Quote: "Several classic wood boats burned in the fire. Their total value is unknown at this time."

Note: Several is more than two so I'll just call it three. These are the 108th, 109th, 110th and 111th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-13 - Transit bus bursts into flame in the wee hours on highway near coastal Accra (Ghana):

Note: This is the 40th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-01-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-12 near Airline Highway in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-01-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:17 AM on Etiwanda Avenue in Jurupa Valley (California):

Quote: "Early Saturday morning Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire responded to reports of a commercial vehicle fire in the Glen Avon area. The fire was reported around 2:17am in the northbound lanes of Etiwanda Ave. just north of Inland Ave. The first arriving engine company reported a semi truck with fire coming from the engine compartment with immediate threat to the trailer."

2018-01-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near gas station on North Eagle Valley Road in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania):

Note: These are the 87th, 88th and 89th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-13 - Dump truck bursts into flame on US 25 in Knox County (Tennessee):

2018-01-13 - RV bursts into flame on Patterson Road in Grand Junction (Colorado), another fire too:

Quote: "Grand Junction Fire responded to a report of an engulfed motorhome in the 29 hundred block of Patterson road on Saturday. The call came in around 6:40pm, and was reportedly put out shortly after 7:00pm. The motor home was a total loss, and firefighters aren't sure of what caused it because of the extensive damage."

2018-01-13 - RV bursts into flame while parked at business on Bainbridge Boulevard in Chesapeake (Virginia):

Quote: "A spokesperson for the department said the recreational vehicle was on fire next to a business in the 4200 block of Bainbridge Blvd."

2018-01-13 - RV bursts into flame at tire shop in San Antonio (Texas):

Note: These are the 22nd, 23rd and 24th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-13 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home in Temple (Texas):

2018-01-13 - Van bursts into flame on highway in coastal Santa Rosa (Philippine Islands):

2018-01-13 - Police SUV, police car and another car destroyed by fire while parked at maintenance garage in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2018-01-13 - SUV bursts into flame on Saxons Lane in Northwich (Britain):

2018-01-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame after 2 AM near gas station in Vermillion County (Indiana):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on Route 182 near Franklin (Maine):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Broadway Road near Moorpark (California):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on Route 283 in East Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on street in Hyderabad (India):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Honiton (Britain):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on the A666 St Peter's Way in Bolton (Britain):

2018-01-13 - Car bursts into flame at 4:36 AM on Goxhill Gardens in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Goxhill Gardens, Grimsby. Sat 13 Jan 2018 04:36 (No:00735) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2018-01-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2018-01-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-01-13 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 1:43 AM on Stanier Street in Swindon (Britain):

2018-01-13 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire at home in Sheboygan (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-01-13 - Race cars and garage go up in flames at home in Mt. Morris Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Fire crews say there were race cars and propane tanks in the garage."

2018-01-13 - Trucking business destroyed by fire at midnight in Springdale (Arkansas):

Quote: "A business is a total loss after burning about midnight this morning (Saturday, Jan. 13). Truck Center of Arkansas located at 2675 W. Sunset Ave. was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, said Battalion Chief Todd Andrews with the Springdale Fire Department."

2018-01-13 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire just after midnight in Millbury (Ohio):

2018-01-13 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Vonda (Canada):

2018-01-13 - Brush fire rages near coastal Port Stephens (Australia):

2018-01-13 - Pallet business damaged by fire in Macroom (Ireland):

2018-01-13 - HVAC unit bursts into flame at hotel, fire spreads to hotel, in Norcross (Georgia):

2018-01-13 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire just before 5 AM in Indio (California):

2018-01-13 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2018-01-13 - Car wash damaged by fire just after 7 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-01-13 - Gas station damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC:

2018-01-13 - Church destroyed by fire just after 4 AM in Hamburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-13 - Restaurant damaged by fire in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2018-01-13 - Woodworking factory devastated by fire in Noida (India):

2018-01-13 - Ceremonial lounge destroyed by fire at airport in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-01-13 - Garage goes up in flames at boarding house in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "The fire was knocked down fairly quickly and no injuries were reported but one person was evaluated by Austin-Travis County EMS for a medical issue."

2018-01-13 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Boomer Road, northeast of Shawnee (Oklahoma):

2018-01-13 - Home damaged by fire on Betty’s Pond Road in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-01-13 - Home damaged by fire at midnight in Laurel (Montana):

2018-01-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Tucson (Arizona), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2018-01-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Shawnee (Kansas), dog killed, nobody there:

Quote: "A Shawnee firefighter was treated and released for a medical issue."

2018-01-13 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before 4 AM in Shepherdsville (Kentucky):

2018-01-13 - Duplex destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Lower Paxton Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Greenville (Ohio), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home on Fence Road in Dacula (Georgia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:55 AM in Homewood (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 1 AM in Huntsville (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:25 AM in South Trenton (New Jersey), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire destroys home just before 7 AM in Canaan (Indiana), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:30 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire destroys home after midnight in Jaipur (India), 5 killed:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire burns condo complex at 11:15 PM on Singing Hills Drive in Gunbarrel (Colorado), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Deadly fire rips through spiritual camp in coastal Gujarat (India), 3 killed, 15 injured:

2018-01-13 - Vacant home burns in coastal Ipswich (Massachusetts):

2018-01-13 - Vacant mansion destroyed by fire in Fairlawn (Ohio):

2018-01-13 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by huge fire in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2018-01-13 - Man and woman, 66 and 57, found dead in home in Langhorne (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The call came in around 2 p.m. Saturday as a welfare check. Police say two bodies were discovered inside the home - a man and a woman. Police said there are no signs of foul play, but after several hours on the scene they are still looking for a cause."

2018-01-13 - Two men, 52 and 48, die while cleaning molasses tank at business on Sarina Beach Road in coastal Sarina (Australia):

2018-01-13 - Man, 29, found dead in the South Platte River in Denver (Colorado):

2018-01-13 - Man, 18, found dead in Clear Creek Canyon (Colorado):

2018-01-13 - Woman, 40, drops dead along Florida Road in Durango (Colorado):

2018-01-13 - Young woman found dead in the water at beach in coastal Pacific Palisades (California):

2018-01-13 - Man, 56, slumps over dead in car in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-01-13 - Man, 56, found dead in drainage ditch in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

2018-01-13 - Person found dead in Jupiter Beach Park at the Jupiter Inlet in coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2018-01-13 - Man drops dead at motel in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2018-01-13 - Man in his 40s or 50s found dead in tent in Louisville (Kentucky), 400 feet from the Ohio River:

2018-01-13 - Man, 65, found dead in the Bitterroot River near Riverside Park in Lolo (Montana):

2018-01-13 - Man, 29, found dead just before 2 AM near train tracks in Goshen (Indiana):

2018-01-13 - Man, 53, former sheriff, drops dead in Campbell County (Kentucky):

2018-01-13 - Person found dead in field in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-01-13 - Watery deaths double from 2016 to 2017 in New Zealand:

Quote: "The death of 5-year-old Haoran Chen, on November 11, came amid a year in which twice as many Aucklanders died in preventable drownings than the year before."

2018-01-13 - Man in his 50s slumps over dead while driving freight train in Springs (South Africa):

Quote: "A man‚ believed to be in his late 50s‚ collapsed and died while operating a coal train in Welgedacht in Springs on the East Rand on Friday night‚ paramedics said."

2018-01-13 - Woman, 25, collapses and dies at bar in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-01-13 - Man drops dead on Highfield Street in Leicester (Britain):

2018-01-13 - Man found dead in dorm building in Loughborough (Britain):

2018-01-13 - Man has 'medical incident', pickup truck hits car and ice box, in Marshfield (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "They said a man driving a truck had a medical incident while he was driving, that caused his truck to go into a gas station parking lot where it hit a parked car. The parked car then hit the ice box outside the gas station."

2018-01-13 - Small plane crashes into the Great Salt Lake (Utah), 2 killed:

2018-01-13 - Small plane crashes in Alberhill, near Lake Elsinore (California):

2018-01-13 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff at airport in Longmont (Colorado), engine failure:

2018-01-13 - Small plane goes missing near Elko (Nevada):

2018-01-13 - Helicopter crashes into the Arabian Sea near coastal Mumbai (India), 5 killed, 2 missing:

Quote: "The helicopter was carrying two pilots and five employees of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Commission from a Mumbai airfield to the oil rig when it disappeared, prompting a search operation, navy spokesman Capt. D. Sharma said. The five bodies were spotted along with debris from the helicopter, Sharma said."

2018-01-13 - Passenger bus slams into four taxis in coastal Guangzhou (China), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "This is the second incident of a runaway bus in Guangzhou in the past three months. Back in late October, two people were killed and four more wounded after a bus mounted the sidewalk and ploughed into pedestrians in Yuexiu District."

2018-01-13 - Passenger bus veers off road, crashes into tree in ravine, between Dschang and Douala (Cameroon), 21 killed, 38 injured:

2018-01-13 - Passenger bus plunges into pond in Karnataka (India), 8 killed, more injured:

2018-01-13 - Tractor and car crash in Maharashtra (India), 6 killed, 5 injured:

2018-01-13 - Two trucks, minibus and two vans crash near Grao Mogol (Brazil), 13 killed, 39 injured:

2018-01-13 - Car veers off road at 2:35 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Kissimmee (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Car veers off road, hits culvert, bursts into flame, in the Town of Emmet (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into Hayden Lake near Spokane (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-01-13 - Car crashes off Schuylkill River bridge, lands near substation, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in La Grange Park (Illinois), 1 injured:

2018-01-13 - Car veers off, road, hits tree, near coastal Woombah (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "At this stage there were no brake marks on the road, so we're looking at fatigue or a medical episode as the cause of this tragedy..."

2018-01-13 - Man, 26, strips naked and runs amok in Kamerunga (Australia), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A naked man who allegedly ran amok through Kamerunga in Cairns, including jumping on the bonnet of a motorist's car, will appear in court later this month. Two women were travelling into Rainforest Estate on Stoney Creek Rd on Saturday when they spotted a man stripping off his pants. He allegedly jumped in front of their car at a roundabout, causing damage to the bonnet, before fleeing on foot along Stoney Creek Rd towards the highway. Police located the naked man, a 26-year-old from Cairns North, walking along the Stoney Creek reserve in bushland and called upon him to stop. He ran through the bush toward the Barron River. Officers arrested the man following a foot pursuit through tall grass and two residential properties."

2018-01-13 - Naked man enters home at 4:30 AM and attacks woman with broom in Calgary (Canada):

2018-01-13 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man and wife at home in Roodepoort (South Africa):

2018-01-13 - Building collapses at Dart Airport in Hartfield (New York):

2018-01-13 - Man, 33, UFC fighter Uriah Hall, collapses and has seizure before weigh-in in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Many fight fans were disappointed earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) when Uriah Hall failed to weigh in and saw his co-main event showdown with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort get scrapped from tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 124 card in St. Louis, Missouri."

Quote: "Was also told by two sources that the belief is Hall suffered a seizure in the midst of it all."

2018-01-13 - Man has 'medical episode' and collapses on Queen Street in Oxford (Britain):

2018-01-13 - Oil giants admit to a 5C temperature increase being baked in but no one else will:

Quote: "Oil giants Shell and BP are planning for global temperatures to rise as much as 5°C by the middle of the century."

Note: Heh, 'baked in'. How are they planning for that? Are they planning for nobody being around? Because that's what everyone should be planning for...

2018-01-13 - Extreme heat in Australia may be here to stay:

Quote: "A section of highway connecting Sydney and Melbourne started to melt. Bats fell dead from the trees, struck down by the heat. On the northern Great Barrier Reef, 99% of baby green sea turtles, a species whose sex is determined by temperature, were found to be female. In outer suburban Sydney, the heat hit 47.3C (117F) before a cool change knocked it down - to the relative cool of just 43.6C in a neighbouring suburb the following day. Scenes from a sci-fi novel depicting a scorched future? No, just the first days of 2018 in Australia, where summer is in fierce form."

2018-01-13 - Costs of 2017 US weather disasters demolish previous record:

2018-01-13 - California off to rough start in 2018 with mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes and flu:

2018-01-13 - Northern California fires cleanup largest since 1906 earthquake:

2018-01-13 - Heavy smog hits Shijiazhuang (China):

2018-01-13 - Tap water toxins - 170 million Americans in 50 states exposed to radioactive tap water:

2018-01-13 - Bitter pill to swallow - why iodine tablets won't save you from nuclear fallout:

2018-01-13 - Jan 31 - Super Blue Moon Eclipse, it’s not just a lunar eclipse, or a blue moon, or a supermoon, it’s all three:

2018-01-13 - Working below the radar, Congress is unleashing surveillance:

2018-01-13 - Russian archaeologists discover new species of ten-ton, 40-foot dinosaur in Siberia:

2018-01-13 - Husband found dead after wife searches 'how to kill someone and not get caught', in Maypearl (Texas):

Note: Here's a tip on how to kill someone and not get caught - don't search for 'how to kill someone and not get caught'!

2018-01-13 - Footage of the smallest cat in the world, the rusty spotted cat:


  1. Good morning, Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., Long Time Lurker and any other readers of JJFH. From my perspective, it's really nice to have more commenters reporting personal experiences, odd events, musings and comments.

    After reading Jonny's post this morning, one sees that all along the coasts we're having structure fires, people, marine life, animals and birds dying, vehicle accidents and fires, infrastructure damage and fires, strange odors and people going berserk.

    Let's see what this week brings.

    [Remember all those people in Puerto Rico STILL without electricity?]
    US federal agents raid warehouse seizing crucial electric equipment hoarded by Puerto Rico Power Authority

    The path to any economic recovery from Puerto Rico will ultimately run through its ability to rebuild a functional energy grid - a future all too unlikely amid austerity and deregulation. Combined with other kinds of storm damage, the loss of power has fueled a rapid uptick in emigration from the island, as people struggle to attain jobs and basic services; an estimated 300,000 people have moved to Florida alone, a scale of emigration that could further downsize the island's already shrinking tax base. Nieves calls those who've left "energy refugees," for whom "the lack of energy was the last straw."

    "Most of them," he predicts, "will not return." [more]

    [without electricity, it's a "shithole"]

    Erie in Pennsylvania on pace for snowiest season with 136.5″ of snowfall so far this winter

    So far this winter season, the city has received 136.5″ of incredible 88″ more than a normal year.

    The city was clobbered with more than 60″ of snow in a single lake effect snow event in December, prompting a state of emergency for the city. December, by far, was the big player in the seasonal snow, with nearly 121″ in that month alone! [more]

    Nearly two feet of snow wallops Wilmington, Massachusetts

    Ice apocalypse in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario as ice jams break up and flood entire neighborhoods

    Sub-zero temperatures last week didn’t just instantaneously turn boiling water to snow. They also quickly froze rivers, ponds and lakes across the Northeast and Midwest. That’s been followed by a “brief and mildly disgusting warm-up” that’s softened all that ice with temperatures 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and rain. It’s also melted snow, which has run off into rivers and cracked up ice further. And that, my friends, is a recipe for ice jams. Wild roaming hordes of ice chunks from the size of baseballs to an average New York studio apartment have surged down waterways From New York to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Ontario. When these frozen flash floods met with a bend in the river, a narrow strait, or a bridge, the fast-flowing ice jams have knocked trailers off their foundations, surrounded houses, and flooded basements. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Leopard attacks five people in Maharashtra, India

    First recorded incident of a leopard finding its way into Mulund-east; the cat covered a distance of nearly 5 km outside the National Park. [more; lack of food where it was?]

    Researchers study largest underwater eruption in Pacific Ocean

    The first close quarters investigation of what was possibly the largest underwater volcanic eruption in modern history has uncovered a carpet of pumice rocks, some as big as motor vehicles, and unexpected ocean-bed lava flows.

    In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, a research team led by the University of Tasmania in Australia and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the US report on the use of two autonomous underwater vehicles to explore the aftermath of the eruption of the 2012 Harve volcano, which lies between New Zealand and American Samoa in the southwest Pacific Ocean. [more; short video & text]

    Evidence of something much bigger: New bee species found thriving in former Arctic nuke site - study

    A species of bee has been discovered that is miraculously capable of surviving in the high arctic region where the Soviet Union once tested nuclear weapons for decades, according to a new study.

    The 'Bombus glacialis' species lives on the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, which the Soviet Union closed off decades ago to carry out scores of nuclear tests. While previously considered to be a subspecies of the B. polaris - one of the only other arctic bee types in the world - a recent study published in Polar Biology confirmed B. glacialis to be its own species. [more]

    Shallow 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Peru, leaves 1 dead and 20 injured

    12,000 flee as government officials declare Mayon volcano Philippines eruption is now imminent (Video)

    Coastal waters threaten Florida’s historic resources – “These are real threats. They’re no longer academic and off in the future. They’re in real time.”

    [continued below]

  3. More Than 100 Are Dead As The Worst Flu Epidemic In Years Sweeps Across The United States

    Every year the authorities relentlessly promote the flu shot, but large numbers of people that got the flu shot this year are getting sick anyway.
    Sadly, the flu shot is not likely to protect you from the very powerful strains of the flu that are dominant this flu season. In fact, the experts are telling us that the flu shot was only “around 10 percent” effective during the flu season in Australia this year… [more]

    Monday, 15 January 2018
    Corbett Report - What Happened in Hawaii?

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL!(?) - What Happened in Hawaii?

    [~ 9.25 min. video]

    Spectacular storm engulfs Mar del Plata, Argentina

    This is surreal. Look at these pictures of a furious storm engulfing the beach at Mar del Plata, Argentina on January 11, 2018. The impressive storm wall was captured by Nestor Osvaldo.

    A strange cloud hole in the sky
    [here you go, Jonny!]
    Climoji are a set of emojis giving a grim pictures of apocalyptic times to come with dying, starved animals, pollution, extreme weather, and even drowning people

    climate change + emoji = climoji
    [all here]

    Corporate and governmental control systems are close to becoming all-encompassing

    The End Of Humanity

    ARctic sea ice update - 01/14.2018

    Arctic ice update

    Sea Ice continues to be garbage as warm air and ocean currents continue to pump heat into the Arctic...something which has been scary consistent since November for all of us tracking it. [more]

    Behind the sh..thole countries comments

    This is how the Clinton family destroyed Haiti
    [a ~ 4 min. video and another 9.5 min. one]

  4. News Links, January 15, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Rising rents, healthcare costs boost underlying U.S. inflation

    The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse Than the Last One

    Nomi Prins Predicts Radical Changes In The World In 2018

    When Profits at Utilities are Privatized and Losses Socialized, Do We Still Need Public Shareholders?

    Surging Russian-Chinese Trade Pressures Petrodollar

    Drowning In The Money River — Why the 99% of us are falling farther behind

    If you suspect society is unfair, that there's a different set of rules the rich live by, you're right.

    One of the Biggest Crypto Exchanges Goes Dark and Users Are Getting Nervous

    OFFICIAL: No Cryptocurrency Trading Ban in South Korea, Government Says

    Indonesia central bank warns over cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrency creation is now as easy as breathing

    Citing fire risk, smart luggage with lithium batteries are facing new travel restrictions

    10 Examples Proving The US Gov't is an Expert at Turning Countries into 'Shitholes'

    Turkey condemns U.S plans to build new Syrian border security force

    Pakistan Threatens India With Nuclear War After Indian Army Chief's Statement

    Migrants risk death crossing Alps to reach France

    At Least 15,000 Cameroonian Refugees Flee to Nigeria Amid Crackdown

    2018 already proves deadly for migrants

    Venezuelans Are Rioting Over Food Shortages

    Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists

    Angry Protesters Burn EU Flags As Chaos Strikes Bulgaria

    Over 100 Palestinians Injured as Israel Cracks Down on Protests

    Thousands protest Austria's new right-wing government

    Hundreds protest Trump's attendance at Davos forum: report

    Protesters burn Netanyahu effigy in New Delhi ahead of 'historic' visit

    Study IDs bacteria and fungi found in dishwashers

    Millions of U.S. children to lose healthcare if CHIP money runs out

    Alabama Declares State of Emergency for the Flu Epidemic as the US Death Toll Rises

    South Africa Battling Record Listeriosis Outbreak, UN Says

    Lawmakers want to know what happened with failed spy satellite

    How the Government Hides Secret Surveillance Programs

    DOJ Unseals Indictment Involving Uranium One Scandal

    The Seneca Effect: a Book Review
    [Collapsing Systems
    What empires and avalanches have in common
    The Italian chemistry professor Ugo Bardi has written a book about the Seneca effect. He refers to the abrupt collapse of systems: observed in avalanches and balloons, but also in financial market bubbles and powerful empires.]

    China Has a Great Wall of Debt Coming Due

    China Sets New Records for Gobbling Up the World's Commodities

    Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

    Walmart Suddenly Shutters Numerous Sam's Clubs without Notice, 11,000 Jobs Impacted, Chaos Breaks out on Twitter

    Markets Still Blow Off the Fed, Dudley Gets Nervous, Fires Warning Shot

    Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

    Under-the-radar store closures are leaving big gaps and putting more malls at risk

    A plague of million-dollar homes haunts real estate

    The Household Debt Ticking Time Bomb

    Nearly 40% Of Student Loan Borrowers To Default By 2023

  5. Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

    Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46.
    O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said.

    "No further details are available at this time," [more]

    "Several victims" injured after gunman opens fire on S.F. highway

    [every once in a while, a little bit of news sneaks out]
    Texas towns hit hard by Hurricane Harvey work to recover

    Some Texas coastal towns where Hurricane Harvey made landfall are working to restore tourism and other economic attractions nearly five months after the storm.

    Officials with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce said about 460 businesses of 1,300 are now operating. [more]

    [ever closer to TERMINATOR]
    Reading robots beat humans in Stanford test

    The robots are coming, and they can read.

    Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba and Microsoft have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.

    "This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on such a test," Alibaba said in a statement Monday. [more]

    Russia: 'Unscrupulous' U.S. behavior destabilizes world

    The United States and its allies are destabilizing the world by continually attempting to settle global issues through "dictating and putting forward ultimatums," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday. [more]

    [wait, WHAT? after what happened in Hawaii YESTERDAY? AYFKM?]
    CDC postpones session on nuclear disaster preparedness

    [oh, now I get it - you don't HAVE any answers!]

    [more below]

  6. Veteran Sues VA Hospital for Leaving a Scalpel Inside Him After Surgery

    An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. [more]

    Mudslide brings economic distress to a California enclave

    Making matters worse, the area recently witnessed a monster wildfire that torched homes and sent clouds of ash and smoke into communities. Meanwhile, beaches were closed to swimming, after health officials said mud and runoff from heavy rains contained unknown amounts of sewage and contaminants.

    But it's not known when many residents in Montecito can return, and widespread damage is likely to take months or longer to repair. [more]

    Snow blankets parts of central and northern Greece (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed snake found outside Branson, Missouri

    Cars frozen in place along the flooded Kennebec River in Hallowell, Maine

    The waters that rose from the Kennebec River over the weekend and flooded downtown Hallowell and Augusta, Maine were receding by Monday morning. Cars were still underwater Monday morning even as official said the icy flood waters would likely fall below flood stage by early afternoon. The unexpected flood started late Saturday night, after large amounts of rain and snowmelt last week caused large chunks of ice to break free in the river, then form a dam that blocked its flow. At its peak, the Kennebec River in Augusta surged above the 12 foot flood stage, reaching close to 20 feet. By Monday morning, it had receded to 14 feet. [more]

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  7. Impressive sculptures of ice as frost deposits cover the shores of Lake Michigan (USA) and trees on Mount Ivanscica (Croatia)

    After a brief respite from brutal cold and snow, winter is proving it’s far from over. Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties remained under a Winter Weather Advisory until of noon Monday as the Region was expected to receive anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow. A blast of winds from the north caused high waves along Whiting’s lakefront that froze everything near the shore line. Meanwhile in Croatia, freezing fog created impressive sculptures of ice on Mount Ivanscica. [more; scroll to bottom of article!]

    70 injured as walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in Jakarta collapsed (videos)

    More than 70 people were injured after a walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in Jakarta collapsed on Monday (Jan 15). Victims trapped under the debris were carried out on stretchers and people were evacuated after the walkway at Tower 2 collapsed just after midday. The walkway is located above the main lobby of the building and near the area where visitors are screened and checked before entering. The cause of the collapse is not yet known, but police said it was not due to an explosion. Here some terrifying videos of the tragic event: [see video; more]

    The Big Long 2018: aka. Down The Trumptopian Shithole

    It's sadly fitting that the last emperor would be a real estate con man, with a proven history of running casinos into the ground...

    I'm about halfway through reading "Fire And Fury: Signifying The Trump White House". The key takeaway so far is that the Trump White House is run by and for Goldman Sachs.

    To say that this administration is a farce, is a pathetic understatement. Yet again, big money found its way into the White House, this time via the back door of the Republican Convention. Which happens to also be the front door. Regardless of who "won" the election, we know who won the election. The sock puppet of the day, nominated to stand in front of the teleprompter, can in no way halt the corporate vampire squid that has taken over the United States.

    Conflict of interest is the key lesson that the Idiocracy DIDN'T learn after 2008 with the Goldman Sachs-led bailout.

    Go figure.

    That's the final lesson. [more]

  8. Looks like we're in for a big bag of cold this week, Jonny. It's probably already on you. Gettin' any snow?

    Slightly further out, it's supposed to warm up some.

    Unstable East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Spell Catastrophe

  9. Yes, got about an inch of snow, enough to cover everything, but not really enough to cause too many problems. It has been purty cold though! But back up to 56F by next weekend, supposedly.

  10. Hey Tom, Thanks for the greeting. I'm located in Bucks Co PA. So I think you and I are in the same neck of the woods. I've been following this blog since close to its inception and I've noticed how 2 posts would fill a page and now most of the time one post fills the page. Stay warm everyone!
    Longtime Lurker

  11. That's great LTL - we're practically neighbors! I'm on the western edge of southern Chester Co.! If you ever have time and want to meet up, lemme know.