Friday, January 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-01-18

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

2018-01-18 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates school in Mattydale (New York), near Onondaga Lake:

2018-01-18 - Unknown 'gas odor' causes evacuations in Parksville (Canada), 2400 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Workers at Parksville’s public works building and at Valley Cedar located in the industrial park were evacuated Thursday morning due to a 'really bad smell of natural gas.' Assistant fire chief for Parksville, Tyrone Heigh said fire crews searched both buildings located on Herring Gull Way along with FortisBC but were unable to locate where the smell was coming from."

Note: Parksville is next to the Salish Sea, where hydrogen sulfide has been killing plants along the coastline, mentioned in the 2017-10-04 update...

2018-01-18 - Group sees unknown explosion in the sky off the coast of Hawaii on the day of the false missile alert:

Quote: "A man posted a video to YouTube on Sunday in which he claims his sister, who lives on Maui, heard that a group of 9 tour boat guides and about 13 tourists witnessed some type of explosion in the sky about 100 NM offshore (leeward side.)"

Quote: "So I live on Island and our family has a lighthouse, we all saw a bright flash that morning as well."

2018-01-18 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, large pile of scrap wire burns, in Weyburn (Canada):

Quote: "Flames were thrown as high as 22 metres into the air from an 'intense' fire that broke out in a Weyburn scrap yard Wednesday evening. Fire crews arrived to Mryglod Steel and Metals, located at the corner of 13th Street and Railway Avenue, at around 8:15 p.m. There they found a large pile of scrap wire burning in the yard, according to Weyburn Fire Chief Simon Almond, who noted the height of the flames."

2018-01-18 - Metal business damaged by fire in Chartiers Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-18 - Oil refinery damaged by fire in Bakersfield (California):

2018-01-18 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Dallas (Texas):

Quote: "Ramsthel told Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV that he could smell smoke in the plane."

Note: This is the 5th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-18 - Oil slick from sunken tanker ship Sanchi in the East China Sea now as big as Paris:

Quote: "An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers (39 square miles), after almost doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration. Chinese authorities said there were four separate slicks that had formed after the Panama-registered Sanchi tanker sank Sunday. The largest oil slick is 48 square kilometers (19 square miles), it added."

2018-01-18 - Home explodes and burns just before 11 PM in Gwinn (Michigan), 2 injured:

Quote: "Michigan State Police have identified two people who were injured late Thursday when a home exploded and was engulfed in flames."

Note: This is the 23rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-01-18 - School bus bursts into flame in Dhankot (India):

2018-01-18 - School bus bursts into flame on highway in Jogeshwari area in coastal Mumbai (India):

Note: These are the 25th and 26th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 45th and 46th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-01-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Beltline in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-01-18 - Passenger bus goes up in flames near Aktobe (Kazakhstan), 52 killed, 5 injured:

Quote: "Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire. The Emergencies Ministry of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said Thursday’s tragedy happened in the northern Aktobe region. The ministry said that only five of 57 people in the bus have managed to get out and survived the fire. The ministry said they are being treated for injuries."

2018-01-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 5:48 AM at bus station in Bletchley (Britain):

Quote: "An investigation has been launched after a bus burst into flames at Bletchley Bus Station early this morning (January 18). One appliance and crew from Bletchley and one from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, foam and two sets of breathing apparatus to put the fire out. No one was injured. The call was made at 5.48am. And yesterday (January 17) firefighters used breathing apparatus to put out a fire in a motorhome in Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes."

Note: These are the 47th, 48th and 49th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-01-18 - Double tanker truck bursts into flame and explodes on I-15 in Midvale (Utah):

Quote: "Both directions of I-15 are closed in Midvale near 7500 South after a double fuel tanker caught on fire and then appeared to explode Thursday night."

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-74 near Danville (Illinois):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:10 AM on Highway 25 in Montreal (Canada):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway near Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan):

2018-01-18 - Tractor bursts into flame in Numurkah (Australia):

2018-01-18 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at property near Edendale (New Zealand):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer and 50 motorcycles destroyed by fire in Bhawanipatna (India):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 10:57 PM on the M6 near Rugby (Britain):

2018-01-18 - Tractor (JCB) bursts into flame at business in St John's Chapel, Weardale (Britain):

Note: These are the 123rd-131st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-18 - Truck bursts into flame on road near Stratford-upon-Avon (Britain):

2018-01-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked in garage in Malaga (Washington):

Quote: "A former volunteer firefighter driving along Hamlin Road in Malaga spotted a fire from inside a garage Thursday afternoon. He found the fire coming from an RV and tried to put it out himself — emptying two fire extinguishers — before calling 911, said Chief Mike Burnett with Chelan County Fire District 1."

2018-01-18 - RV bursts into flame at 2:36 AM while parked in High Springs (Florida):

Note: These are the 33rd and 34th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-18 - Van bursts into flame while parked on East Main Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-01-18 - Van bursts into flame on Copheap Lane in Warminster (Britain):

2018-01-18 - SUV bursts into flame at 3:38 AM while parked on street in Eugene (Oregon):

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, garage and another car destroyed too, in Martinton (Illinois):

Quote: "He said the car caught fire and was so burnt up that 'we couldn’t establish what was wrong with the car.' He said the owners said there was no known problem with it. The fire totally destroyed the detached garage, which had two cars and housed a lot of other items."

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at pawn shop in Centre (Alabama):

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Mariners Harbor (New York):

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:19 PM while parked at recovery yard in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame near the Avon Causeway near Hurn (Britain):

2018-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at the Lawley Common Roundabout in Telford (Britain):

2018-01-18 - Forklift bursts into flame at Thornhill Industrial Estate in South Marston (Britain):

2018-01-18 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire at midnight at home in coastal Little Compton (Rhode Island):

Quote: "While the garage and at least one car were completely destroyed, Petrin said the house only sustained some smoke and water damage — no structural damage."

2018-01-18 - Car and garage go up in flames at 6:30 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-01-18 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on South Valley Mills Drive in Beverly Hills (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Barn destroyed by fire in Russell Township (Ohio):

2018-01-18 - Barn destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Ida (Michigan):

2018-01-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:12 AM in Barsham (Britain):

2018-01-18 - Brush fire breaks out near South Meadows Parkway in Reno (Nevada):

2018-01-18 - Brush fire breaks out near North Eastern Avenue in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-01-18 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Venture Way in Grantham (Britain):

2018-01-18 - Carpet store destroyed by huge fire at 7 AM in Centereach (New York):

2018-01-18 - Tile business heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM in coastal Bath Beach, Brooklyn (New York):

2018-01-18 - Historic Kansas City Fountain Theater heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-01-18 - Cleaning business heavily damaged by fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-01-18 - HVAC unit bursts into flame shortly after 2 AM, fire spreads, duplex destroyed, near Ames (Iowa):

2018-01-18 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Raynham (Massachusetts):

2018-01-18 - Home damaged by fire in Clarkdale (Arizona), 2 pets killed, nobody there:

2018-01-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in coastal Apollo Beach (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-01-18 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Brookfield (Connecticut):

2018-01-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Portage Road in Niagara Falls (New York), nobody there:

2018-01-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Water Street in Morristown (New York), 320 feet from Morristown Bay:

2018-01-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM on Freeman Road in Kernersville (North Carolina):

2018-01-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Upper Chichester (Pennsylvania), 9 injured:

2018-01-18 - Home under construction destroyed by fire just after 1 AM in South Pittsburg (Tennessee):

2018-01-18 - Three homes heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in East Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-18 - Four homes go up in flames in Houston (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Abilene (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive fire in the wee hours in Decatur (Georgia):

2018-01-18 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on Easton Road in Willow Grove (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-18 - Motel damaged by fire in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in coastal Montegut (Louisiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-18 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in coastal Bayboro (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-01-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Taylor (Texas), 2 killed:

Quote: "The firefighters were on their way to a medical call when they saw smoke coming from the home."

Note: So a medical call and a deadly house fire in separate incidents at virtually the same time...

2018-01-18 - Deadly basement fire destroys home at 4:30 AM in Waitsfield (Vermont), 1 killed:

2018-01-18 - Deadly fire destroys home in Yorkville (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-18 - Vacant home burns on Hilston Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hilston Grove, St Johns Grove, Hull. Thu 18 Jan 2018 21:29 (No:01067) Fire in first floor of derelict property. Two hose reels, 2 BA and 10.5 metre ladder in use."

2018-01-18 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM just outside Killeen (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Vacant home burns at 5:15 AM in Killeen (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Vacant gym burns at 6:45 AM in Reno (Nevada):

2018-01-18 - Vacant school burns before 5 AM in Spencer (Oklahoma):

2018-01-18 - Seabirds washing up dead or dying along the Bay of Plenty (New Zealand):

2018-01-18 - No calves seen seven weeks into calving season for endangered right whales:

Quote: "Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season — the longest researchers have gone without any sightings in nearly 30 years."

2018-01-18 - Two boys, both 13, die in the Ulhas River near Ulhasnagar (India):

2018-01-18 - Man, 70, has heart attack on passenger plane, dies after plane lands in Jaipur (India):

Quote: "A Pune-Delhi SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing at Jaipur airport on Thursday evening after a passenger suffered cardiac arrest mid air. He, however, was declared dead after being taken to a nearby hospital."

2018-01-18 - Man, 67, drops dead in home, wife in critical condition, in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-01-18 - Man, fishing expert, drops dead in coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

2018-01-18 - Man found dead in Flushing Bay near the World's Fair Marina in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-01-18 - Woman found dead near parking garage at Denver International Airport (Colorado):

2018-01-18 - Woman, 52, found dead next to her car at her home in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2018-01-18 - Woman, 61, slumps over dead outside courthouse in Live Oak (Florida):

2018-01-18 - Man, 75, found dead in pond on his property in Manitowoc Rapids (Wisconsin):

2018-01-18 - Man, 56, found dead near home in Crowley (Louisiana):

2018-01-18 - Man, 32, found dead in car at Pittsburgh Mills Walmart in Tarentum (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-18 - Man, 57, found dead near dumpster on Laurel Avenue in Beaumont (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Woman in her 40s dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Killarney Beach (Australia):

2018-01-18 - Woman found dead in coastal Sydney Harbour (Australia):

2018-01-18 - Man, 30, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2018-01-18 - Woman, 29, found dead in swimming pool at home in Oman:

2018-01-18 - Man found dead in water near beach on the island of St Thomas (US Virgin Islands):

2018-01-18 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', minivan crashes into ditch, on I-81 in Kirkwood (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Upon arrival, authorities say a Toyota minivan was found nose down in a ditch between the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic by a deputy. The driver, identified as 58-year-old Gasparo Mendicino, of Moscow, Pennsylvania, appeared to be suffering from a medical emergency, deputies say."

2018-01-18 - Driver has 'medical issue', utility truck slams into building, in College Station (Texas):

Quote: "The cause of the accident is currently thought to be a medical issue suffered by the driver, according to Lt. Bobby Richardson of the University Police Department."

2018-01-18 - Man, 41, has seizure, car plows into pedestrians at beach, in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 15 injured:

Quote: "Fifteen people were injured -- including children -- after a car crashed into pedestrians along a beach walk in Brazil, local authorities told ABC News. The driver is suspected to have suffered some kind of epileptic attack, according to the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro State."

2018-01-18 - Man, 66, has 'medical episode', car hits tree, on the A19 near coastal Sunderland (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a 'medical episode' behind the wheel and crashing into a tree on the A19."

2018-01-18 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Los Angeles (California), hydraulic problem:

2018-01-18 - Passenger plane shakes violently, makes emergency landing in Alice Springs (Australia), engine problem:

2018-01-18 - Twin-engine plane damaged by landing gear collapse at airport in Brownsville (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Freight train derails and crushes home in Mexico City (Mexico), 5 killed:

2018-01-18 - Two tractor trailers and car crash at 4:30 AM, on I-10 near Marana (Arizona), 1 injured:

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer hits guardrail, bursts into flame, on I-5 in Lebec (California):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer hits guardrail, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 80 near Forney (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, on Maddox Simpson Parkway in Lebanon (Tennessee):

2018-01-18 - Tractor trailer overturns at 3 AM on I-20 in Abilene (Texas):

2018-01-18 - Car crashes on bridge, bursts into flame, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-01-18 - Car crashes 250 feet off cliff in coastal Malibu (California), 1 injured:

2018-01-18 - Dog attacks and injures 4-year-old girl in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2018-01-18 - Elephant attacks and kills man, injures 2 more people, in coastal Cox’s Bazar (Bangaldesh):

2018-01-18 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man at home on Harlington Road in coastal St Philip (Barbados):

2018-01-18 - Passenger has 'medical event' on cruise ship near coastal Rangitoto Island (New Zealand):

Quote: "At 2015 hours yesterday evening (18/1), the Coastguard Operations Centre received a call regarding one of the 2,300 passengers aboard the cruise liner Norwegian Jewel, who had suffered a medical event and needed urgent evacuation to a hospital on land."

2018-01-18 - Magnitude 3.2 earthquake shakes volcano Öræfajökull in Iceland:

2018-01-18 - 2017 was the second-hottest year on record as climate troubles escalate:

2018-01-18 - Another heatwave set to bake Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Sydney is about to be smacked with another heatwave, almost two weeks after the city was recorded as the hottest place on earth. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of a severe heatwave to hit today and last until Monday, with Penrith expecting five days of over 40C temperatures."

2018-01-18 - Mammoth waves pound the coast in Oregon, one man swept away:

Quote: "A man is missing and coastal authorities were warning people to stay away from the beaches and cliffs as waves almost 60 feet high were pounding the Oregon Coast on Thursday. The forecast of dramatic seas and unusually high waves drew many people to the shore, and one 44-year-old man remained missing after being swept off a seawall near Depoe Bay on Thursday morning, according to information from the Depoe Bay Fire District."

2018-01-18 - Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos:

2018-01-18 - Heavy snow hits North Carolina, state of emergency declared:

2018-01-18 - Cold snap hits Lake Michigan:

2018-01-18 - Meteor spotted over Ohio:

2018-01-18 - Meteor spotted over Alberta (Canada):

2018-01-18 - California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients, tents being set up to treat them:

2018-01-18 - Russia's Kaspersky Lab discovers WhatsApp virus with features not 'seen anywhere else':


  1. Heh, late start today after seeing the Whiskey-hickon boys, followed by Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang (in which one of the musicians plays WASHBOARD - and he's good at it), then the Wallace Bros. Band @ Sprout last night. Great line up of bands, as they all complimented each other musically and "fit" well with the crowd. Real fun night.

    So What'sApp?, you ask.
    Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying: researchers

    An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers said in a report Thursday.
    A report authored by digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security firm Lookout detailed discovery of "a prolific actor" with nation-state capabilities "exploiting targets globally across multiple platforms." [more; CIA/NSA fun]

    All hell breaks loose as 'explosive' FISA Memo that will 'put people in jail' is released to House of Representatives

    [now we know why "suddenly" there's a gov't shutdown]

    All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation. [more]

    11 killed, 44 injured as school bus crashes in Eskisehir, Turkey

    The bus carrying students smashed into the trees on the roadside of the Eskisehir-Bursa highway for an unknown reason, the agency reported, citing Ozdemir Cakacak, the province's governor. [more]

    Gallup: Global Disapproval of U.S. Leadership Has Soared Under Trump

    US State Department dished out over $1m in Iran to exploit unrest

    [but Social Security is "underfunded"; no money for infrastructure maintenance or social programs . .]

    Parents speak out about Tamiflu making their children sick and crazy

    More families have come forward with stories about frightening side effects in children who took Tamiflu.

    A spokesperson from manufacturer Genentec sent CBS11 the following statement: "Neuropsychiatric events have been reported during administration of Tamiflu in patients with influenza, especially in children and adolescents. These events are also experienced by patients with influenza without Tamiflu administration.

    Comment: Really? Where is the data that children with the flu experience psychotic breaks and attempt to throw themselves out of windows? The CDC would be all over that to scare more people into getting the flu jab! [more; and more lies]

    [more below]

  2. Saturday, 20 January 2018
    Robert David Steele: "Hawaii Intercepted A Real Missile"

    Former CIA Robert David Steele
    "Hawaii Intercepted A Real Missile" Denise Wilbank Show

    [~ 38 min. video]

    Did ISIS carry out the Las Vegas massacre?
    Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis?

    [~ 8 min. video]

    Famine in Yemen

    7 Million Yemenis on the brink of famine

    [~ 2.5 min. video]

    A rouind-up[sic] of geopolitical news developments

    The Greatest Push To Start WWIII Has Just Begun

    [a U.S. CREATED/SUPPORTED problem]

    The Polar Vortex splits into two

    The Polar Vortex has split into two

    Developing drought in New Zealand in themidst of la-Nina

    Video: Watch the 'big dry' unfold in NZ
    Dry and drought-like conditions are all too familiar in parts of the country.

    Extreme heat AGAIN in Australia

    Baby rescued from locked car, several die in extreme heat in Australia

    Loss of habitatt for New Zealand's penguins

    Starving and dead penguins found on Waiheke Island and around New Zealand

    6.3 quake in Gulf of California

    6.3 quake strikes Gulf of California near Mexico

    Govt shutdown imminent as Senate fails to pass funding

    "No Deal" - Government Shutdown Inevitable, Blamescaping Begins

    Follow-up to report of a submarine of the NE coast

    Freedom in the world 2018: Democracy in crisis – “Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017”

    2017 was the hottest year on record without El Niño boost

    2017 was the hottest year since global records began that was not given an additional boost by the natural climate cycle El Niño, according to new data. Even without an El Niño, the year was still exceptionally hot, being one of the top three ever recorded.

    Furthermore, 17 of the 18 hottest years recorded since 1850 have occurred since 2000. [more]

    Trump isn’t reporting CO2 emissions, ending an era of global transparency

    the United States was due to present its biennial update the rest of the world on our progress in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. Instead, the sound of
    crickets. [more]

    The fourth major quake of January a mag 6.6 reduced by USGS to a 6.3 hits California Sur Mexico

    One-stop shop launched to keep track of federal efforts to stifle science

    Having a hard time staying on top of changes to federal science regulations and actions? A new website launched today has you covered. [more]

    1. On the missile incident with Hawaii I found this guy's take on it to be plausible. It's probably very similar to Robert David Steele's, but I haven't watched that video yet.

  3. Commenting is still problematic, Jonny. Any ideas why it's hesitating before allowing posting? Very strange.

    1. "They" know who and exactly where you are now. If any black SUVs show up with tinted windows....RUN!

  4. No idea what the problem is, but it happened to me too. Must be a Google problem of some kind.

  5. That's funny Mike D. - because I once called the local leos to check out a black tinted SUV parked in front of my house some years back. It turned out that the SUV was an undercover FBI agent watching for a certain car to drive by my cul de sac on its way elsewhere (the "perp" turned out to be the fire chief who was subsequently arrested and charged for setting various fires in town). The guy lowered the windows enough to tell me I wasn't in trouble when I later drove by him on my way out [and I got a good glimpse of the array of tech the vehicle contained] and to just ignore his presence.

    US flu season gets worse, busiest week for flu symptoms in nine years

    Hawaii is the only state that doesn't have widespread illnesses.

    In New York, state officials say a drastic rise in flu cases hospitalized more than 1,600 this past week. [more]

    CRISPR-edited food may be in supermarkets sooner than you think

    While scientists used CRISPR to snip and tweak the plant's DNA, they did not add any foreign DNA to it. This, the USDA has now repeatedly found, means those CRISPR-edited plants fall outside of regulatory purview. [more; technically non-GMO]

    CDC funded study says flu may be spread just by breathing

    [hey - same strategy to avoid H2S inhalation, don't breathe!]

    US's first tornado of 2018 touches down during rare storm in Virginia

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a rare midwinter tornado uprooted trees and destroyed a carport during its two-minute existence on Jan. 12, in northern Amelia County. No injuries were reported. [more]

    Earthquake swarm hits South Reno, Nevada - More than 230 quakes and counting

    The largest in the swarm so far, which hit Tuesday afternoon, measured a 2.7 on the Richter scale - a magnitude that University of Nevada, Reno seismologist Ken Smith described as "pretty small." [more]

    [more below]

  6. Heavy snow and snapping trees concern forest owners in Norway

    "We can no longer be sure of stable winters," forest owner Thor Wraa told broadcaster NRK.

    A week of extreme weather with heavy snowfall in several parts of the country has caused significant disruption, with fallen trees dragging down telephone wires and blocking roads.

    "We are finding that snowfall has become more extreme. There is more snowfall within shorter periods with sudden changes in temperature," the forest owner added.

    Over a meter of snow dumps on the Alps in 72 hours, with another meter forecast over next 3 days

    High winds, big waves batter west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada (swells of up to 9.5 metres)

    CTV reports that they were some of the largest waves seen on the west coast of Vancouver Island in a decade - possibly the largest ever. [more]

    Over 100 Olive Ridley turtles found dead along coast in Tamil Nadu, India

    Endangered right whale's calving season peaks, but no young seen

    [ominous news, that]

    the longest researchers have gone without any sightings in nearly 30 years. [more]

    Trump's first year of foreign policy: Losing allies and alienating nations

    Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red

    Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing concentrations. [more]

    The Moment Of Untruth

    Here is where it gets interesting. As we see in the first chart below, Wall Street bet against Donny twice - once during the election, and again this past summer when the Obamacare repeal clusterfuck was taking place. Both times, they got monkey hammered. So now instead of beating him, they've now decided to join him. [more]