Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Event Update For 2018-01-31

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

2018-01-31 - Town gassed by unknown gas, people sickened, in Unity (Canada):

Quote: "Residents fear that the emission could have contained hydrogen sulphide (H2S), a toxic, potentially deadly gas that killed one oilfield worker in Saskatchewan in 2014 and injured others."

2018-01-31 - Woman found dead and burning on street near cemetery in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "There was nothing near the body, such as gasoline, to suggest a suicide, the source added."

2018-01-31 - Mysterious explosions in the wee hours alarming people in Springfield (Missouri):

Quote: "The booms are happening between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., Melton said, and they're loud."

2018-01-31 - Gas pipeline explodes and burns at 2:30 AM in Noble County (Ohio):

2018-01-31 - Silo explodes at pecan business in Valdosta (Georgia):

2018-01-31 - Insurance claims from California fires climb to $11.8 billion:$18b-in-insurance-claims/3013907/

Quote: "Insurance claims from last year's deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Wednesday, making it the most expensive series of wildfires in state history. The staggering number exceeds the total insurance claims from the top 10 previously most costly wildfires in California."

2018-01-31 - Passengers sickened by unknown odor as plane reaches the coast, plane returns to Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-01-31 - Woman, 36, goes berserk, attacks flight attendants on plane, bites one, plane lands in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "According to the criminal complaint, she bit one attendant on the right forearm, puncturing the skin and causing bleeding. She also hit a second attendant in the right forearm and kicked a third attendant in the leg and abdomen, the Charolotte Observer reports."

Quote: "The flight attendant said the woman had a frightening blank stare, something she's never seen before."

Note: Similar to the man who inexplicably starting biting people on a passenger plane after departing coastal Los Angeles (California), mentioned in the 2017-12-11 update...

2018-01-31 - Crows dropping dead out of the sky in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "Witnesses saw birds 'falling from the sky' and the Audubon Society has launched an investigation after at least 10 crows have been found dead in Northeast Portland since Tuesday."

2018-01-31 - Tanker ship bursts into flame in the Yellow Sea:

Quote: "Fire erupted in living quarters of 13,000-ton tanker in the afternoon Jan 31, when vessel was moving to an oil terminal at a port in Yellow sea, with pilot on board. "

2018-01-31 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the Swinomish Channel (Washington):

Note: These are the 145th and 146th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-31 - Passenger train bursts into flame in Laindon (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Federal Highway in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

Note: This is the 69th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-01-31 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on Highway 401 in Clarington (Canada):

2018-01-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Georgetown (Colorado):

2018-01-31 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on Marne Ridge in Clay County (West Virginia):

2018-01-31 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Roby (Texas):

2018-01-31 - Two tractors (excavators) and recycling center go up in flames in Toormina (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "A recycling centre at Toormina is closed after a major fire burned out two excavators and caused fuel drums to explode."

Note: These are the 225th, 226th, 227th, 228th, 229th and 230th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-31 - RV bursts into flame shortly after midnight while parked at mobile home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Estacada (Oregon):

Quote: "Firefighters from Estacada and Clackamas Fire fought the blaze that appeared to have spread from the motor home to the mobile home. Both appear to be a total loss."

2018-01-31 - RV bursts into flame near Highway 157 and Highway 31 in Cullman (Alabama):

2018-01-31 - RV, van, copper piping and rubbish go up in flames at home in Lakeside (California):

Quote: "When crews arrived on scene they found a lot of debris and copper piping in a driveway, as well as the motorhome and van, fully involved in flames, Hisaw said."

Note: These are the 59th, 60th and 61st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-31 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at community pool in Lebanon (Oregon):

2018-01-31 - SUV bursts into flame near Wafer Road in Haughton (Louisiana):

2018-01-31 - SUV bursts into flame on Garden Street in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Miramar (Florida), near the coast:

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on the Manhattan Bridge in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame near train station in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame at home in Noblesville (Indiana):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-270 in Columbus (Ohio):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 50 in Sacramento (California):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Goodwood (Australia), near the coast:

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at hospital in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

2018-01-31 - In separate incidents two cars burst into flame in Hyderabad (India):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-01-31 - Two cars destroyed by fire at 3 AM while parked at auto shop on Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on New Street in Torrington (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Car bursts into flame at 2:51 AM on Lickbarrow Road in Bowness, Windermere (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire on Bowness in Windermere 31 Jan 2018 In the early hours of this morning (2.51am on 31 January) fire crews attended to a Suzuki car ablaze on Lickbarrow Road in Bowness on Windermere. Firefighters used an express system and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire."

2018-01-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame at the Marsh Mills Roundabout in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the B3163 in Beaminster (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Two vehicles go up in flames at 5:08 AM on Clive Sullivan Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Clive Sullivan Way, Hull. Wed 31 Jan 2018 05:08 (No:01798) Two vehicles involved in fire. One hose reel, one BA in use. Incident left with the Police."

2018-01-31 - RV bursts into flame while parked at dragway in Concord (North Carolina):

2018-01-31 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at RV park on Housers Mill Road in Byron (Georgia), nobody there:

2018-01-31 - Skid loader, three barns and hay destroyed by fire in Kensington (Minnesota), 22 calves killed:

2018-01-31 - Six motorcycles and petrochemical factory go up in flames in Sanwer (India):

2018-01-31 - Barn and equipment destroyed by mammoth fire on Ben Salem Road in Lehighton (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The riding arena, all 19 horse stalls, and the apartment Adams rented out during the summer were destroyed."

2018-01-31 - Barn destroyed by huge fire near St. Joseph (Missouri):

2018-01-31 - Barn destroyed by fire on Old Flat Top Mountain Road in Ghent (West Virginia):

2018-01-31 - Brush fire ignites freight train in Pana (Illinois):

2018-01-31 - Brush fire rages along I-95 in Yemassee (South Carolina):

2018-01-31 - Brush fire breaks out in Wise County south of Boyd (Texas):

2018-01-31 - Brush fire breaks out near Picacho Reservoir south of Coolidge (Arizona):

2018-01-31 - Tire business destroyed by fire on Edgefield Highway in Aiken County (South Carolina):

2018-01-31 - Asphalt business hit by fire at 3 AM, shop destroyed, in Peshtigo (Wisconsin):

2018-01-31 - Shop building destroyed by fire near Winnemucca (Nevada):

2018-01-31 - Restaurant destroyed by fire in Island Park (Idaho):

2018-01-31 - Military barracks heavily damaged by fire at 7:10 AM in coastal Holywood, County Down (Ireland):

2018-01-31 - Sixteen scrap businesses destroyed by fire in Bhiwandi (India):

2018-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 3:15 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in West Valley City (Utah):

2018-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey), 2 injured:

2018-01-31 - Home destroyed by huge fire in Mint Hill (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-01-31 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-01-31 - Mayor's home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in DeValls Bluff (Arkansas), nobody there:

2018-01-31 - Duplex destroyed by fire at 3:57 AM in Findlay (Ohio):

2018-01-31 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2018-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire before 2 AM in Westmont (Illinois):

2018-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Lakewood (Colorado):

2018-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Lake Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 5 injured:

2018-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 11:10 PM in coastal Bronx (New York):

2018-01-31 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Galveston (Texas), 2 killed:

2018-01-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:01 AM in Allamuchy (New Jersey), 2 killed:

2018-01-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:45 AM on Pacific Street in Harrisburg (Illinois), 3 killed:

2018-01-31 - Deadly fire destroys home in Whitwell (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-01-31 - Deadly fire rips through residential building for the poor at 11:40 PM in Sapporo (Japan), near the coast, 11+ killed:

2018-01-31 - Vacant building burns at 3 AM in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2018-01-31 - Vacant home burns in Miamisburg (Ohio):

2018-01-31 - Vacant home burns in Springfield Township (Ohio):

2018-01-31 - Vacant church burns at 3:30 AM in Frayser, Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-01-31 - Vacant school destroyed by huge fire on Burns Road in Eston (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Unusual numbers of minke whales, humpback whales and North Atlantic right whales dying along the US East Coast:

Quote: "The sleek and plentiful minke whales that stranded on the shores of Cape Cod last year in unusual numbers have drawn the attention of the federal government, with the announcement Wednesday of an 'unusual mortality event' for the species from South Carolina to Maine. In total, 29 minke whales have stranded along the twelve states since mid-January of last year, with the highest numbers on the shores of Massachusetts and New York. Of the eight that stranded off Massachusetts, five were on the shores of Cape Cod: one in Harwich, one in Chatham and three in Wellfleet Harbor."

Quote: "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday announced minke whales – as well as humpback and endangered North Atlantic right whales – are experiencing what officials call 'an unusual mortality event.'"

2018-01-31 - Four million kangaroos die from unknown cause in one year in Australia:

2018-01-31 - Woman, 58, sister of Don Lemon, found dead in pond in Denham Springs (Lousiana):

Note: He might still have a living sister if he wasn't busy following every news story EXCEPT the biggest story of all time. Will he catch on before he joins her in death? Stay tuned!

2018-01-31 - Boy, 15, drops dead at home near Bayfield (Colorado):

2018-01-31 - Man, 61, drops dead outside business in Modesto (California):

2018-01-31 - Man, 48, drops dead at home in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-01-31 - Person found dead under bridge in Gastonia (North Carolina), possible toppler:

2018-01-31 - Man found dead in pond at golf course in Rio Communities (New Mexico):

2018-01-31 - Man, early 20s, found dead on street in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2018-01-31 - Man, 26, topples into tire shredder and dies at business in Sheldon (Texas):

2018-01-31 - Man, 32, has 'medical emergency' and dies at jail in Sonoma County (California):

2018-01-31 - Woman, 72, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2018-01-31 - Man, 28, found dead in the Nakanyanga River in Dedza (Malawi):

2018-01-31 - Man, 33, found dead at Cave Hill in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2018-01-31 - Man in his 60s found dead in the Birmingham Canal in Wolverhampton (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Woman found dead on walking path near Bridge Street in Norwich (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Woman has 'medical episode' and drops dead at bus stop in Sheffield (Britain):

Quote: "Woman dies after 'medical episode' at Sheffield bus stop..."

2018-01-31 - Man, 42, soccer coach, suddenly sickens and dies in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Man in his 40s found dead in boating lake at Regent's Park in coastal London (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Man found dead at 1 AM on the Harborne Walkway in Birmingham (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Man, 62, slumps over unconscious, pickup hits car and pickup, in Iron Mountain (Michigan):

Quote: "A 62-year-old Crystal Falls man was taken to the hospital after he became unconscious while driving Wednesday on U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain and collided with two other vehicles. The man was driving a pickup truck south on the highway near H Street about 12:03 p.m. when he 'experienced a life-threatening medical condition,' Iron Mountain Police officers said in a press release. His truck crossed the center line and struck a passenger car stopped on U.S. 2 waiting to turn left onto H Street. The truck then continued south onto the sidewalk and hit another pickup truck parked at Neu Cup, officers said."

2018-01-31 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode', car crashes into college, in Cheltenham (Britain), two other similar incidents too:

Quote: "There were three incidents in Cheltenham yesterday involving older men having ‘medical episodes’ behind the wheel, police have said."

2018-01-31 - Small plane crashes in Helenwood (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-31 - Small plane makes belly-landing at airport in Monroe (Louisiana), landing gear problem:

2018-01-31 - Small plane crashes near Verona (Italy), 2 killed:

2018-01-31 - Tanker truck and SUV crash, tanker bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Sebastian (Florida), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-01-31 - Tractor trailer blows tire, hits two vehicles, on I-27 near Abernathy (Texas), 3 injured:

2018-01-31 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into Blanco River bridge in San Marcos (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "The semi-truck had been driving south on Interstate 35 when it went through the median and traveled down the embankment before smashing into the bridge. The driver went to South Austin Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the city of San Marcos. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and it’s not known why the truck left the road."

2018-01-31 - Tractor trailer overturns inside the Lytle Tunnel in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2018-01-31 - Tow truck veers over centerline, hits tanker truck head-on, explosion and fire ensue, in Placer County (California), 2 killed:

Quote: "Some of the gasoline escaped and hazmat crews were on hand to dam up as much gasoline as they could to keep it away from a drainage ditch and nearby Bear Creek."

2018-01-31 - Minibus overturns, bursts into flame, in Kampong Thom (Thailand), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-31 - SUV veers off road, crashes into assisted living facility, bursts into flame, in Plano (Texas):

2018-01-31 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits heavy truck head-on, in Center Ossipee (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2018-01-31 - Pickup truck crashes into gas station in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2018-01-31 - Coyotes attack and kill pet dog in Natick (Massachusetts):

2018-01-31 - Power outage blacks out 10,000 homes in Pictou County (Canada):

2018-01-31 - Roof collapses at business in Medicine Hat (Canada):

2018-01-31 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, on Morningside Avenue in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-31 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole opens, in Richmond Hill (Canada):

2018-01-31 - Man, 40, has seizure(s) on cruise ship near coastal Key West (Florida):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man with seizure-like symptoms from the 'Oregon Voyager' on Jan 30, 2018, approximately 26 miles south of Key West."

2018-01-31 - Man, employee, has heart attack at feed company near Eden (Idaho):

2018-01-31 - Woman has 'medical emergency' and collapses in garage at home, lays there for 2 days, in Huron Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The woman had suffered a medical emergency and had fallen. And it's believed she'd been on the floor for about two days."

2018-01-31 - Teen collapses while playing soccer in Swindon (Britain):

2018-01-31 - Man, 21, pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2018-01-31 - Woman pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Burrum Heads (Australia):

2018-01-31 - River Molchanka turns red just outside Tyumen (Russia):

2018-01-31 - Volcano Mayon continues erupting in the Philippine Islands:

Quote: "Mayon in northeastern Albay province has been erupting for more than two weeks, forcing more than 84,000 villagers to flee to crowded emergency shelters. Scientists fear a more violent eruption could be imminent."

2018-01-31 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, 1 killed, 9 injured:

2018-01-31 - Fierce storm pounds Wellington (New Zealand):

2018-01-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Dunedin (New Zealand):

2018-01-31 - Heaviest late January snowfall in 50 years hits Moscow (Russia):

2018-01-31 - Cold wave kills 52 people in Taiwan:

2018-01-31 - Crazy intense colors appear and float in the sky over Brazil:

2018-01-31 - Temperature rises 126 degrees in two weeks in Oymyakon, Siberia (Russia):

2018-01-31 - Santa Barbara County resolution opposes new federal offshore oil leases along California coast:

2018-01-31 - Killer whale learns to mimic variety of human words, in Antibe (France):

Quote: "The orca, living at the Marineland aquarium in Antibes, France, has copied several phrases like 'hello', 'bye-bye,' 'one, two, three,' and even people’s names. 'We wanted to see how flexible a killer whale can be in copying sounds,' the University of St. Andrews’ Josep Call said, via The Guardian."

Quote: "In a surprising twist, the last thing it said, which it had not been taught, was, 'Let me the f#ck out of here!'"

Note: Okay, okay, I added the last part...


  1. Okay then, we're officially starting off 2018 with 5 garbage trucks being destroyed in 5 days this month, and in 14 days, Hull had 18 JJFH incidents occur. In one string of 5 consecutive days in Hull (1/24 - 1/28), 7 of those incidents happened.

    News Links, February 2, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Nine Reasons Why Globalization Can't Be Permanent

    US Surpasses Cayman Islands to Become Second Largest Tax Haven on Earth

    GE just signaled the next crisis and nobody's paying attention

    Indian government plans to eliminate use of cryptocurrencies

    Two-Thirds Of UK Pension Funds Are In The Red - $300 Billion Shortfall Revealed [it'll be that way here too, soon]

    Sears lays off 220 employees at corporate offices

    Bon-Ton is shuttering more than 40 stores

    First wave of Kellogg's job cuts begins at the end of March

    Harley-Davidson to cut 260 jobs

    Why Bitcoin's Value Could Eventually Approach Zero (Richard Heinberg)
    Unless energy efficiency improves dramatically, demand for cryptocurrencies will eventually be self-limiting.
    The article nevertheless assumes that we will always have power grids and the internet. I stand by my prediction that we face a future without them. -- RF

    Another US Navy ballistic missile intercept reportedly fails in Hawaii

    Shale Sends US Output Past Historic 10 Million-Barrel Mark
    The media are full of ballyhoo about this, but you won't hear anything about the cost of sustaining an unprofitable industry. It's as if a family spends $100 to buy ingredients to bake pies and makes $80 by selling them, then crows about how it sold so many pies. What's that do for their household finances? -- RF

    New Strzok/Page Texts Discuss Evading "Security/Monitoring Issues," Legal Discovery

    Speaker Ryan Backs Trump Decision To Release The Memo Friday, Congress "Doing Its Job Of Oversight"

    Microplastics might already be inside us all: Volvo Ocean Race warns of 'chemical burden' coming from waste littering the seas

    US National Debt Will Jump by $617 Billion in 5 Months

    Will Congress Face Down the Deep State?
    The House Intelligence Committee's vote on Monday to release a memorandum describing alleged malfeasance at the DOJ and the FBI could test constitutional principles.

    The Rowboat (Wages) and the Yacht (Assets)
    No wonder the nation's savings rate is near-zero; most households don't earn enough to save much, and those that do are caught up in a nightmarish Red Queen's Race in which they save $10,000 a year but the asset they hoped to buy rose by $50,000.

    The Brick-and-Mortar-Retail Meltdown in January
    'Tis the season for bankruptcies.

  2. Sinkhole appears on beach in French Riviera (PHOTOS)

    The beach saw similar incidents at least three times over the last decade. Authorities plan to conduct a geological probe at the site.

    A crater with a diameter of five and a depth of two meters appeared in Nice on Lido beach, French channel BFMTV reported.
    [more; isn't that the nude beach?]

    Record rains cause flooding in Tarija, Bolivia - 50,000 affected

    Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake in the Fiji region

    Stranded whale discovered dead on beach in Indonesia

    Lightning bolt strikes student dead in Zimbabwe

    Double moon halo seen over Hampton, New Hampshire

    Wild boar attacks villagers, killing one in Shaanxi, China (VIDEO)

    Satellite images show Cape Town’s dwindling reservoir as the city rapidly runs out of water

    Phosphorus pollution reaching dangerous levels worldwide, new study finds

    [LONG past "dangerous levels"]

    Caribbean wobbles under the impact of climate change – “The task of rebuilding is beyond us”

    [not enough energy; lack of money]

    “Our hospital is without power, and schools have disappeared beneath the rubble. Our crops are uprooted. Where there was green, there is now only dust and dirt. The desolation is beyond imagination,” an emotional Skerrit said, noting that Caribbean countries do not produce greenhouse gases or sulphate aerosols, nor do they pollute or overfish the oceans.

    “We have made no contribution to global warming that can move the needle. But yet, we are among the main victims – on the frontline,” he added. [more]

    Friday, 2 February 2018
    Republicans: Russian collusion case based on politically tainted evidence

    GOP case: FBI probe based on tainted evidence linked to Clinton

    [and the other side]
    Nunes and Russiagate

    Devin Nunes is a ‘Russian agent’ & other ways media peddle ‘Russiagate’ fables

    Taps run dry throughout the world

    From Cape Town to Kabul: taps run dry in crisis cities
    Water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the world's population and is expected to rise due to global warming

    [besides Cape Town in South Africa, here are others listed]

    Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

    [and we're right behind them]

    Five-year forecast indicates further warming

    [but, but Grand Solar Minimum, mini-Ice Age!]

    A new forecast published by scientists at the Met Office indicates the annual global average temperature is likely to exceed 1 °C and could reach 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels during the next five years (2018-2022). [more; forget "could"]

    [more below]

  3. People warned to evacuate from Mexico's most active volcano Popocatepetl as it explodes an ash column higher than a mile into the sky

    Guatemala colossus Volcan de Fuego ("Fire Volcano") spews an ash tower 1.7 kilometres into the sky less than 50km from 3 million people

    ["wool, hoo tol' ye ta move dey?"]

    Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off Antarctica

    Today morning, at around 11:37am UTC (5:35am eastern time), a strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit a few hundred miles off the coast of Antarctica and 265km NE of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica. [more]

    Is California's Drought Returning? Snowpack Nears 2015's Historic Lows

    The snow in the Sierras, source of about a third of the state's water supply, is only at 27 percent of normal. [more]

    Ex-tropical cyclone Fehi hits New Zealand, combines with kind[sic; should be "king"] tides

    Remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Fehi" slammed into New Zealand's South Island on Thursday, February 1, 2018, and combined with king tides to trigger heavy flooding in some regions. Numerous trees and power lines were downed as winds up to 140 km/h (87 mph) and gusts to 160 km/h (99 mph) swept across the region, leaving thousands of homes without power and flights grounded.

    The WIRED Guide to Climate Change

    The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking the planet. [we can't "undo" this]

    To keep the climate livable, we may need to prepare for a new era of geoengineering. [more; here we go with the fantasy tech]

    [now that January is over, take a look at this list]

    [continued below]

  4. Wildfire potential, February through May

    [map shows sw MO at risk]

    [hey here's a waste of money]
    Keys to raise roads before climate change puts them underwater. It’ll be expensive.

    It’s a small but significant project — it will be the first road project in the Keys specifically designed for adaptation to future sea level rise, a clear and present problem for the famous chain of islands. The county has already spent $10 million on road projects that include elevation, and plans to spend at least $7 million more in the near future. But these are the first to include collecting, pumping and treating the stormwater that runs off the newly raised road. [more]

    [oh I see, the ocean is just going to stop where you think. .]

    [while we're in the Keys]
    2.5M cubic yards of hurricane debris collected in Keys

    [so we can't even imagine how much TOTAL debris was caused in 2017 by all the calamities here and around the world]

    [and for today's dose of governmental insanity]
    Trump explains support for oil drilling in Arctic refuge

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he “really didn’t care” about opening a portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others. [more; that's some explanation!]

    EPA Blocks Clean Water Rule to Replace With 'Industry-Friendly' Alternative

    The EPA boss is now crafting its own Trump administration version, which according to the New York Times, "is expected to include much looser regulatory requirements on how farmers, ranchers and real estate developers must safeguard the streams and tributaries that flow through their property and into larger bodies of water." [more; no mention of the life in those waters]

    Russia to Cuba flight diverted to NJ after engine problem

    [sudden fuel leak blamed - no cause given]

    Toxic Tar Creek continues to harm residents, as cleanup stalls
    "Its robbery. It was all preventable. This shouldn’t have happened."

    My family’s 1990s lead-contaminated topsoil on the north side of Joplin, Missouri was a small piece of one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in the United States. [more]

    [add this to the already documented places of CH4 release]
    Arctic lakes are emitting young carbon

    "If we lose more and more ice in the future because of warming, higher proportions of carbon could be emitted as CH4," said researcher Clayton Elder.

    Scientists dated carbon in samples collected from hundreds of lakes across Alaska's North Slope. [more]

    The G.O.P. Tax Cut Is Draining the Treasury Even Faster Than Expected

    America's burn rate is speeding up—leaving Congress just a few weeks to raise the debt ceiling again. [more]

  5. Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow

    The groundhog hath spoken! Welcome to six more weeks of winter.

    Dow falls 350 points as interest rates shoot higher

    U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after a stronger-than-expected jobs report sent interest rates higher.

    The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 354 points, with Exxon Mobil sliding 5.7 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1 percent, with energy as the worst-performing sector. The Nasdaq composite declined 1.1 percent as a decline in Apple and Alphabet offset a strong gain in Amazon shares.

    The U.S. economy added 200,000 [Mc]jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists polled by Reuters expected growth of 180,000. Wages, meanwhile, rose 0.3 percent last month, in line with expectations. [more; bullshit]

    Trump blasts FBI, Justice Dept bosses in showdown over Republican memo

    Youngest Firefighter in Town Revives Co-Worker With Techniques He Learned Just a Month Earlier

    He became certified less than a month ago, and his equipment remains brand new and untouched by smoke, according to WDJT But the skills he has picked up as a result of his time with the department came in handy earlier this month when a co-worker at his second job at a local Shopko department store suddenly fell unconscious. [more; wish I knew how to bold, underline and otherwise highlight phrases in comments]

    White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea

    ["WE WANT WAR" budabump-bump "WE WANT WAR" ..]

    The White House has grown frustrated in recent weeks by what it considers the Pentagon’s reluctance to provide President Trump with options for a military strike against North Korea, according to officials, the latest sign of a deepening split in the administration over how to confront the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un.

    The national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, believes that for Mr. Trump’s warnings to North Korea to be credible, the United States must have well-developed military plans, according to those officials.

    But the Pentagon, they say, is worried that the White House is moving too hastily toward military action on the Korean Peninsula that could escalate catastrophically. Giving the president too many options, the officials said, could increase the odds that he will act. [more]

    Vehicle catches fire, crashes into pedestrians in downtown Shanghai

    A 40-year-old man lost control of his vehicle and plowed into pedestrians on a busy Shanghai street Friday morning, after the van he was driving caught fire, authorities said.

    Eighteen people were injured, including the driver surnamed Chen, when the van mounted the sidewalk at an intersection in downtown Shanghai around 9 a.m., Shanghai police said in a statement. [more]

    GOP divide deepens over risks of releasing classified memo about FBI surveillance

    The impending release of a classified memo about FBI surveillance of a former Trump adviser is further dividing Republicans, who now find themselves in the unusual position of bucking the nation’s top law enforcement agency to stand by President Donald Trump in what could prove to be a risky political gambit. [more]

    [more below]

  6. CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreak

    Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious-disease epidemics such as Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out, U.S. government officials said.
    [more; oh, but we have LOTS of money for WAR, though, don't we?]
    Over $100 billion wiped off global cryptocurrency market in 24 hours

    Over $100 billion was wiped off the global cryptocurrency market in 24 hours on Friday amid concerns over tighter regulation and worries that the bitcoin price was manipulated on a major exchange. [more]

    [I hadn't heard about this, did you, Jonny?]

    The sinking of the MS Butiraoi just over two weeks ago is thought to have claimed at least 81 lives, among them many children and teenagers. [more]

    Stunning admission: James Clapper admits Steele Dossier was used for FISA surveillance "extension"

    In a stunning admission to CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted the Steele dossier was used for an extension of FISA surveillance.

    As much as he is a stuttering doofus, and therein showcases his political value for the former administration; and to the extent that Clapper has previously stated there was no attempt by the DOJ/FBI to gain a FISA authorized approval for surveillance on any Trump campaign officials: "none that I'm aware of"; is always valuable to listen to Clapper because he has a tendency to, well, to let slip stuff that makes the black hats cringe.

    Moscow prepares ruble for global expansion as dollar dependency drops

    [the Rothschilds must be having conniptions]

    [continued below]

  7. Russian man lives to tell his tale after surviving 5 days lost in the woods in freezing cold temperatures

    A Russian man shares his chilling story of how not to freeze to death for five days in the woods with temperatures dropping to as low as 31 C below zero and not to starve by eating pine trees.

    A 31-one-year-old man from Central Russia's Chelyabinsk region has got a lucky escape after spending five days in minus 30C temperatures lost in a forest. To survive he ate pine tree spikes and used snow for water.

    The man, named Andrey, went to the woods to cut trees but never found a way out. [more]

    FBI memo fight puts fresh spotlight on controversial FISA law

    [who's watching the watchers?]

    Privacy advocates say the FISA law is so broad that authorities can obtain warrants with little probable cause. They have long complained that judges rarely reject applications - only 12 out of 35,434 in the law's first 35 years. FISA judges in recent years have rejected slightly more cases.

    Proponents say that's because the system is designed to catch problematic applications before they even get to a FISA court.

    U.S. ordered to reconsider denial of Yellowstone bison protections

    A judge has ruled that U.S. wildlife managers erred in denying Endangered Species Act protection to bison at Yellowstone National Park and must reconsider extending such safeguards to America's largest pure-bred herd of wild buffalo. [more]

    [coming to an eco-system near you]
    Oil from sunken Iranian tanker may have reached Japan shores: Coast Guard

    Oil from the world's worst crude tanker disaster in decades may have reached the shores of Japan, the Japanese Coast Guard said on Friday. [more; where to now? unlikely anyone will clean it up]

    In Pursuit of The Authentic Life, or Not

    “When we recognize patriarchy and its impacts, where does that leave those of us pursuing authenticity? Indeed, attempting to conduct an authentic life in a culture dominated by patriarchy and engendering destruction is analogous to pursuing meaning in an uncaring universe. Does authenticity have meaning in such a universe? Is authenticity a desirable goal, if goals are merely cogs in the machine of a culture run amok? Is authenticity another stumbling block on the road to happiness? Is authenticity yet another piece of propaganda promoted by the thieves and liars pulling the levers of civilization to trap decent people into lives of service? Do we ultimately and perhaps unwittingly serve civilization, hence omnicide, when attempting to serve humanity?”—Guy McPherson [more]

  8. GOP memo criticizing FBI surveillance is released

    A GOP memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI has been released, intensifying a fight between the White House and Republican lawmakers, on one side, and the nation’s top law enforcement agency over claims the FBI hid the political motivations of a key figure supplying them information in the case. [more]

    America’s top weather scientists offer to set Trump straight on climate change – “There is a wealth of comprehensive and accurate information on climate change available to you and your staff within government agencies”

    [Look-it guyz, um runnin' a bidniz he', aight?]

    New Pentagon survey: Climate change-related risks to 50 percent of U.S. military infrastructure

    [Yeah, well we bin waitin' 50 yeez! Get in line!]

    Time For The Shitting Of Bricks

    A minor "plink" in wages from Donny's tax cut, is now imploding the casino. The irony is biblical

    Everyone who said up until today that the market hasn't done anything "wrong", is now wrong

    While we wait for Amazon to implode, a brief discussion on how the Idiocracy got here...[more]

  9. Dow plunges 665 points as stocks post worst week in 2 years

    [is it the beginning of an avalanche or just a minor set-back?]

    Clinton operative personally created second Trump-Russia dossier and flogged it to FBI

    Rare moon dogs light up the skies over Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Southern California's drought deepens dramatically

    [not good]

    What's causing the loud booms heard in Springfield, Missouri?

    Angela Edwards, 47, has lived her whole life in Springfield and said she has never heard anything like what she heard early Wednesday morning. "This is something huge. This is something big ... I wouldn't know how to describe it. It was like a deep, loud boom," Edwards said. "It wasn't normal - whatever it was."

    France: Winter 2017-18 had the most rain and least sun

    Impressive fire DEVILs form during wildfires in Randolph, Arizona just like in the best Hollywood movies

    The River Fire near Coolidge, Arizona, produced some extraordinary scenes on Wednesday evening, sprouting multiple fire whirls. This impressive fire devils – a rotating column of hot air and gas – was captured just southeast of Randolph, Arizona on February 1, 2018. [more]

    Water disappears at Playa Balandra in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, revealing dry sand as far as eyes can see just a day after the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

    The Ocean has disappeared again. This time along one of the most beautiful beach in the world, Playa Balandra, in Baja California Sur, Mexico on February 1, 2018. This is one day after the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse of January 31, 2018. And the very low tide, anomalous said some residents, opened a giant gap into the sea, revealing only dry sand over hundreds of meters. It’s not related to a tsunami…. So I would say the amazing water receding is most probably linked to the bloody fullmoon that occurred just a day before. What do you think? [more]

    Another major quake and two major volcano explosions bringing the total to eleven volatile active colossi confirm The Pacific Ring is on Fire!

  10. Way to go on your mega re-cap Jonny!

    Great pictorial displaying 50 shades of inferno, scull talk hi-jinx, boat fires to brighten ones day, and special events indicating we're well on the way to extinction.