Sunday, February 4, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-03

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

2018-02-03 - Unknown odor sickens people at library, library closed, in Marquette (Michigan):

Quote: "The Peter White Public Library was closed early Saturday afternoon after a suspicious odor was detected. Capt. Jeff Green of the Marquette Fire Department said firefighters were called to the library at 12:41 p.m. after receiving a report of the odor, which resulted in some individuals suffering from nausea and headaches. He said the odor was concentrated on the east side of the building’s first floor. Green said the odor did not smell electrical in nature, and the air-handling and heating systems as well as the gas fireplace were not malfunctioning."

Note: About 1000 feet from Lake Superior. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-02-03 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, crew sickened, plane makes emergency landing in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight was diverted to Wichita Saturday after members of the flight crew smelled an odor on board."

2018-02-03 - Mysterious explosions and flashes of light in the sky alarm people in the Fox Valley (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Starting at about 8:45 p.m. Jan. 26, residents began posting to Facebook about hearing loud noises or booms in Neenah. Some also reported seeing flashes in the air. The initial reports came from the neighborhoods around Neenah's Recreation and Doty parks. Soon, though, people said they heard the booms in other parts of Neenah and in Menasha, Fox Crossing, Grand Chute, Greenville, Hortonville and on the south, east, north and west sides of Appleton."

2018-02-03 - Mysterious explosion reported in Blount County (Tennessee):

2018-02-03 - School bus bursts into flame while parked at Trade Moore Estate in Lugbe (Nigeria), 5+ children killed:

Note: This is the 36th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 75th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-03 - Chemical plant explodes and burns in Shandong (China), 4 killed, 6 injured:

2018-02-03 - Pile of 35 scrap vehicles goes up in flames near hotel in coastal Pernem (India):

2018-02-03 - Recycling center hit by fire, huge pile of recyclables burns, in Sun Valley (California):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 12:25 AM while parked at apartment building, fire spreads, apartment building devastated, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), 5 injured:

Quote: "Five people are recovering after a fire that reportedly started in a vehicle and spread to an apartment complex in New Orleans East."

Quote: "The fire was reported at 12:25 a.m. when someone called 911 to say a vehicle was burning at the apartment complex in the 14400 block of Peltier Drive at Alcee Fortier Boulevard. Subsequent callers reported the flames spreading the the apartments."

2018-02-03 - Care home damaged by explosion and fire in Stevenage (Britain), 7 injured:

Note: This is the 33rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-02-03 - Illinois hit with high number of fire fatalities in January:

Quote: "In 2017, Illinois had 131 injuries and 84 fatalities due to fire. In January of this year, Illinois had 21 injuries and 21 fatalities due to fire."

2018-02-03 - Boat explodes into flame on Canyon Lake (Arizona), 2 injured:

2018-02-03 - Boat, two snowmobiles and boat shop destroyed by fire at 2:35 AM in Belgrade (Maine):

Quote: "Bill Redlevske said a 13-foot Boston Whaler and two snowmobiles were in the shop when the fire broke out."

Note: These are the 168th and 169th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-02-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M4 near Chippenham (Britain):

Note: These are the 76th and 77th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-80 in Clintonville Borough (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-03 - Tractor, pickup truck, trailer and barn destroyed by fire in Middletown (Indiana):

Quote: "No injuries were reported as no one was home when the fire broke out, Rednour said. However, the barn’s owner lost a pickup truck, a trailer and a tractor."

2018-02-03 - Multiple tractors and garage go up in flames in Crystal Hill (Virginia):

Quote: "Extensive damage was caused to a garage, multiple tractors and other belongings in a fire that was reported around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1198 Crystal Hill Road."

2018-02-03 - Tractors and barn destroyed by fire at funeral home in Newton Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Yarger said they were hindered with water supply issues and the barn was full of hay, tractors and other farm equipment."

2018-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Tyendinaga (Canada):

2018-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A390 near coastal Truro (Britain):

2018-02-03 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at 11:53 PM in Higher Odcombe, Yeovil (Britain):

Note: These are the 263rd-271st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-03 - RV bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home in The Dalles (Oregon):

Note: This is the 63rd RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street near parade in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-02-03 - Several cars destroyed by fire while parked at home near Yankton (South Dakota):

Quote: "The Yankton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire yesterday morning that caused no injuries but did destroy several vehicles at a residence on Highway 50 about four miles west of Yankton."

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Atascadero (California):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a reported garage fire Saturday evening in Atascadero and found a vehicle inside the garage on fire."

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked at auto shop in Jonesville (Illinois):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame and man has medical problem, in Napa (California):

Quote: "Firefighters were first called to the scene for a medical call, but when they arrived, the vehicle was on fire and the male driver was already being pulled out."

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame near Enterprise Car Rental in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Rogers Drive in Lexington Park (Maryland):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Meriden (Connecticut):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot at Sommerfeld Church in Altona (Canada):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while being filmed for Top Gear, in coastal Monaco:

Quote: "Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan escaped without injury after a car they were driving in Monaco burst into flames during filming."

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 12:23 AM on street in Clonlong (Ireland), 2 other fires too:

2018-02-03 - Three cars go up in flames while parked at CrownGate Shopping Centre in Worcester (Britain), 800 feet from the River Severn:

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame near Broadway in Barnton, Northwich (Britain):

2018-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Donnington Wood Way in Telford (Britain):

2018-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2018-02-03 - Pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire before 1 AM at home in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-02-03 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Sandy (Utah):

2018-02-03 - Three cars and two mobile homes destroyed by fire shortly after 6 AM in Bethany (Oklahoma):

2018-02-03 - Two vehicles and home destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in Columbia (Tennessee):

Quote: "The house is a total loss. Two vehicles were also destroyed."

2018-02-03 - Car and home destroyed by fire at 6:05 AM near Stone Lake (Wisconsin):

2018-02-03 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on Trout Road in West Drayton area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-02-03 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:21 AM in Salem (Virginia), 1040 feet from the Roanoke River:

2018-02-03 - Brush fire breaks out, burns 8,000+ acres, near Hominy (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Dozens of firefighters battle an 8,000 acre grass fire off Highway 20 in Osage County. The characteristics of this fire are startling. The flames quickly spread over thousands of acres, jumping nearly 260 feet every minute, according to Osage County Emergency Management."

2018-02-03 - Brush fire breaks out near Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center (Nebraska):

2018-02-03 - Brush fire breaks out along Chippenham Parkway in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2018-02-03 - Mulch fire breaks out at landscaping center in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-02-03 - Around 200 tons of compost goes up in flames in Colsterworth (Britain):

2018-02-03 - Lumber business heavily damaged by fire in Stokes County (North Carolina):

2018-02-03 - Woodworking business destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Granville (Massachusetts):

2018-02-03 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Pelham (New Hampshire):

2018-02-03 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-02-03 - Home damaged by basement fire at 1:30 AM in Cumberland (Maine), 1 injured:

2018-02-03 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 5 AM on Bay Street in Rochester (New York):

Quote: "Red Cross was called for one adult and one member from the volunteer fire crew was treated by AMR for a medical emergency."

2018-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Shamokin (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2018-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Raleigh (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 7:07 AM in coastal Dennis Port (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Grape Street in coastal San Diego (California), pets killed:

2018-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Fairbury (Nebraska), nobody there:

2018-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 7 AM on Lake Jackson in Paxton (Florida):

2018-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:39 AM in East Hampton (Connecticut), 150 feet from the Connecticut River:

2018-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:15 AM in Comstock Township (Michigan):

2018-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:50 AM in Amarillo (Texas), 2 dogs killed:

2018-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Falkland (North Carolina):

2018-02-03 - Motel damaged by fire just after midnight in Crestview (Florida):

2018-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:10 AM in Hayti Heights (Missouri), 2 killed:

2018-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home near Longview (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-02-03 - Deadly basement fire burns home in Valparaiso (Indiana), 1 killed:

2018-02-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in the North Side Edgewater area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-02-03 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building in Dayton (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-02-03 - Vacant home burns in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-02-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5 AM near Strafford (Missouri):

2018-02-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Sale Creek (Tennessee):

2018-02-03 - Monarch butterflies dying off hard, 95% gone, many other species dying off hard too:

2018-02-03 - Five dolphins found dead along the coast of Almeria (Spain):

2018-02-03 - 17 critically endangered dolphins found dead in 4 months in the Halda River in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):

2018-02-03 - Two women, 70 and 61, die in the water almost simultaneously while clamming on opposite sides of coastal Willapa Bay (Washington):

2018-02-03 - Two children, 11 and 9, die in canal in Diffun, Quirino (Philippine Islands):

2018-02-03 - Woman, 64, slumps over dead on passenger plane en route to coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 64-year-old woman died Friday on a Honolulu-bound flight from Portland, Ore. Sometime between 9:45 and 11:45 a.m., the woman went unresponsive due to a medical condition while aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 833, Honolulu police said."

2018-02-03 - Man, 25, found dead in the water near coastal Kalihiwai (Hawaii):

2018-02-03 - Woman found dead in pond in Rosharon (Texas):

2018-02-03 - Woman, 42, drops dead in off-campus residence near university in Newark (Delaware):

2018-02-03 - Man, 65, found dead in submerged SUV in Lake Pontchartrain in Metarie (Louisiana):

2018-02-03 - Child found dead in swimming pool at hotel in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-02-03 - Man found dead, woman hospitalized, in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "A man was found dead in Northeast Bakersfield on Saturday. The Bakersfield Police Department said that at around 7:17 a.m., they received a report that two people in the 10th block of La Mesa Drive were not breathing. When officers arrived, they pronounced a man dead at the scene. A woman who was with him was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. Three juveniles that were with the adults were uninjured."

2018-02-03 - Man, 55, found dead near Lindsay Boulevard in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2018-02-03 - Woman, 22, found dead near grain elevator in Lake Andes (South Dakota):

2018-02-03 - Man, 36, jumps into creek and dies while fleeing cops in Chickasaw (Alabama):

2018-02-03 - Woman, 19, found dead in the snow on Colburn Drive in Orono (Maine):

2018-02-03 - Woman, 21, found dead in home on Flintshire Road in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2018-02-03 - Man found dead in creek in Hazelwood area in Waynesville (North Carolina):

2018-02-03 - Man found dead in Saen Saeb Canal in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2018-02-03 - Man, 70, found dead in pond in Nakhon Pathom (Thailand):

2018-02-03 - Girl, 14, found dead in lake in Basapura (India):

2018-02-03 - Man found dead in river in Portadown (Ireland):

2018-02-03 - Man drops dead at home in Winlaton (Britain):

2018-02-03 - Man has 'medical condition', loses consciousness, pickup hits home, in Kirksville (Missouri):

Quote: "KPD officers said a medical condition caused the driver of a pickup truck to lose control. While driving south on First Street, the man blacked out."

2018-02-03 - Small plane crashes in field near Rosalia (Kansas):

2018-02-03 - Small plane lands at airport, nose gear collapses, in Scottsdale (Arizona):

2018-02-03 - Freight train derails at 3 AM near Loudonville (Ohio):

2018-02-03 - Tanker truck overturns on street in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-02-03 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits bridge pillar, on I-81 near Harrisonburg (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "An autopsy will have to be performed to determine whether a medical problem played a role in the wreck, Tyler said."

2018-02-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Fort Pitt Bridge over the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on Grange Road in Upper Macungie Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-03 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in coastal Mattapoisett (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into lake, in Hamilton (New Jersey), 2 injured:

2018-02-03 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, just north of Lake Elsinore (California), 1 killed:

2018-02-03 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in coastal Chula Vista (California), 1 killed:

2018-02-03 - Two dogs run amok and attack people, cop shoots one dead, in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-02-03 - Study confirms carbon pollution has ended the era of stable climate:

2018-02-03 - Polar Vortex - how the jet stream and climate change bring on cold snaps:

2018-02-03 - Hot humid wedge slices through dark frigid Arctic:

2018-02-03 - Graphic explains why 2 degrees of global warming will be way worse than 1.5:

Note: They should add a column for 5C warming too, and just fill it out with skulls...

2018-02-03 - Volcano Mayon continues erupting, spewing 2 million cubic meters of lava per day, in the Philippine Islands:

2018-02-03 - Heatwave bakes northern California:

2018-02-03 - Venice water levels at lowest point since records began, and it's sinking:

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Antigonish (Canada):

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit northern Argentina, 60,000 people affected:

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of New Zealand, 2 killed:

2018-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-03 - Snowfall record doubled in Grande Prairie (Canada):

2018-02-03 - Heavy snowfall hits Moscow (Russia):

2018-02-03 - Circumzenithal arc seen over New Plymouth (New Zealand):

2018-02-03 - Mars Rover Curiosity snaps selfie and takes stunning panorama of Red Planet:


  1. What do you know, we lived to document another week of death and destruction!

    It was only a matter of time before multiple people started having "medical episodes" during fires. We've seen it before, but it will be increasing this year.

    More and more reports of "mysterious" house-rattling explosions (loud BOOMs) being reported, and more buildings suffering from "unknown" odors/"gas" smells too.

    Let's see what's happ'nin'

    [I don't know who this is, but I guess she's a celeb]
    Kim Cattrall Confirms Brother Has Died Hours After Asking Fans to Help Find Him

    Chris’ cause of death wasn’t immediately made public, but he had been missing since Jan. 30, according to the actress. [more]

    Here's what to watch for after the Dow's big drop

    Stocks got slammed last week, with the broad market plunging 3.9%. The sudden free fall snapped the S&P 500 stock index’s longest stretch ever without suffering a 3% dip from a high.
    The sudden rockiness on Wall Street was set in motion by fears that the record low-interest rates that have powered stocks and the economy for nearly nine years may be ending as the economy and job market gain strength. [with all those stores closing?]

    While the recent sell-off may have more room to continue, Nick Sargen, the chief investment officer at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, doesn’t see the swoon morphing into a full-fledged bear market, or 20% drop. That's mainly because business conditions remain strong and “the risk of recession is low,” he says. [more; we'll see . .]

    The Age of Ignorance And Arrogance. Is Over.

    Two Fridays ago, on the last day of Davos, the Dow closed at its all time high. One week later, the Dow closed at the absolute lows of the week -1,100 points lower.

    On Friday of course, the Non-Farm payrolls report showed the largest one month wage gains for the entire post-2009 expansion. All of which can be attributed to the nominal wage increases Fortune 100 companies gave their employees to lend the tax cut its micro-thin patina of concern for the middle class.

    Exiting the worst week for stocks in two years, we now learn that gamblers remain record long stocks and record short Treasuries.

    In addition, this week Oil gamblers added a NEW record number of net speculative oil futures contracts.

    In other words, global gamblers have never been more leveraged to Ponzi reflation than they are going into this coming week[more]

    Great Barrier Reef in 'deep trouble' as climate, other threats mount: official

    Slumbering Sun awakes? Sunspot (AR2699) moves into view crackling B and C-class flares: 50% of 2018 sunspot free as our Sun enters Solar Minimum

    [more below]

  2. Moscow recorded the heaviest amount of snowfall ever in one day more than the February average after December recorded whole month without sunshine

    Snowfall of the century: Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow

    Heavy wet snow, strong winds and freezing rain are battering Russian capital Moscow since Saturday, February 3, 2018, damaging homes, trees and power lines, and causing hazardous driving conditions. At least one person has been killed and 5 injured as of Sunday morning, February 4. While the situation across the region is expected to worsen today, local media are already describing the event as 'snowfall of the century.' Meteorologists have appropriately dubbed it "Arctic invasion."

    Lightning bolt strikes 5 people, killing 2 in Zimbabwe

    Signs and Portents: Lamb born with 5 legs in Cornsay, UK

    Shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Taiwan

    Monday, 5 February 2018
    Further intel drops on the Fisa memo
    Intelligence update on the Fisa memo and the 3 memos still to come

    A second dossier is coming out

    SARA CARTER: Deep State is “Terrified” of the Second Anti-Trump Dossier that’s Coming Out

    Is The Latest Market Plunge Signaling The Start Of The Next Economic Crisis?

    [20 min. X-22 Report]

    Congress returns with just days to avoid shutdown

    Another Amtak collision - this time in South Carolina - qчustions asked

    2 dead, 100+ injured as passenger and freight trains collide in South Carolina

    La Ruta De María: A journey along the path of the hurricane – “This is a territory in limbo – neither state nor nation”

    Declining trust in government is driving declines in democracy globally – U.S. is now a “flawed democracy”

    [we passed that and are now a Banana Republic - heading for "failed state"]

    Graph of the Day: Arctic Sea Ice extent, 30 January 2018

    Arctic sea ice extent had not reached 13 million km2 by 30 January 2018, which is a week past the previous record. [more]

    Rare, venomous sea snake found slithering on Southern California shores. Are more coming?

    The yellow-bellied sea snake discovered near the 18th Street lifeguard tower on Monday was the third report of the species in Southern California since 2015 — and the fifth since 1972, said Greg Pauly, herpetological curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. [more]

    [another look back at last year's disaster]
    The 5 most alarming climate events in a near-record warm 2017

  3. News Links, February 5, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Danger Ahead For U.S. Govt: Unable To Service Debt As Interest Rates Surge
    The U.S. Government is in serious trouble when interest rates rise. As interest rates rise, so will the amount of money the U.S. Government will have to pay out to service its rapidly rising debt. Unfortunately, interest rates don't have to increase all that much for the government's interest expense to double.

    "Sea Of Red": Stocks, Futures Plunge Amid Soaring Yields

    Stock market loses nearly $1 trillion on the week

    World's Richest People Lose $68.5 Billion in Stock Selloff [pocket change for them]

    What we know about the secret Silent Barker space program

    The US could be getting 2 new nuclear capabilities. Here are the details.

    What's next if [when] Cape Town becomes the first major city to run out of water?

    Tanker carrying thousands of tons of gas and 22 crew members missing off coast of Africa

    U.S. drought at worst level in nearly 4 years

    Hurricanes will lower Gulf and East Coast carrying capacity (US)

    The Death of Sunspot Cycle 24, Huge Snow and Record Cold

    Child death toll in flu season hits 53 as hospitalizations soar (US)

    Polar bears could become extinct faster than was feared, study says

    How Big a Disaster Can Climate Change Be?

    Mutated parasite may be causing outbreak of drug-resistant malaria

    The World's Garbage

    Food packaging chemical BPA 'found in digestive system of 86% of teenagers'

    Biggest Nunes Memo Revelations Have Little To Do With Its Content

    U.S. Media's Objectivity Questioned Abroad [here, too!]

    Pentagon 'can't afford the sustainment costs' on F-35, Lord says

    Algorithms Are Fine — Until Governments Use Them Against Us

    Worries grow that the opioid epidemic is creating a 'lost generation' of children
    From newborns to teens, children taken from the home of opioid-addicted parents are flooding the foster care system.

    [I've been saying this for at least 10 years]
    A college degree isn't all it's cracked up to be, and many US workers are 'over-educated' relative to their jobs: The Economist

    High radiation detected at Fukushima plant [old news]

    How Much America's Gov't. Has Paid for Its Invasions of Iraq & Afghanistan

    Subprime Auto Debt Is Booming Even as Defaults Soar

    U.S. CEOs Earn 140 Times More Than the Typical Worker

    Not So Fast: Here's The Full Story About Those "Surging Hourly Earnings"

    Black Unemployment Surges By The Most In 12 Years

    Fed's QE Unwind Accelerates Sharply

    California Could See the Return of $4 Gasoline by May

    Hospitals Overflow as Flu Epidemic Spreads Unabated

    Wage Inflation is Finally here, and it's Toxic for the Fed

    [about time]
    In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott

  4. Dow falls more than 200 points as stocks resume sell-off

    Department store chain Bon-Ton files for bankruptcy protection

    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower on Monday as investors added to Friday's losses amid concerns of rising interest rates.

    The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 228 points. The 30-stock index briefly fell more than 300 points at the open.

    Report: Nunes Wants to Publish As Many As 5 More Memos

    Nunes ‘abused’ his power on intelligence committee, former CIA director says‘abused’-his-power-on-intelligence-committee-former-cia-director-says/ar-BBIGujt

    Amtrak train was traveling on wrong track before fatal crash

    Philly Police Scanner Reveals Horrific Scenes in Philadelphia As Fans Riot After Super Bowl Victory

    Between stolen horses, burning Christmas trees, calls for Homeland Security and reports of multiple injuries, the Philadelphia police faced all-out mayhem in the hours following the Eagles' Super Bowl win on Sunday

    Police reportedly had to call in help from SWAT teams, Marine units, and even requested assistance from Homeland Security and the National Guard.

    One exasperated officer said over the scanner: "It’s endless, chief. Endless." [more; as usual, Jonny was right!]

    [continued below]

  5. Watch: Mass Riots Erupt in Philadelphia as Fans Celebrate Eagles Triumph

    California bakes as winter temperatures set new records across the state

    War Could Break Out in Gaza in Hours, Hamas Preparing for 'Imminent' Conflict With Israel

    [oooh, nukes and military equipment vs rockthrowers!]

    Man dies after rescuing 9-year-old son from aqueduct in Hesperia

    Waterspout and strong winds blow away boats, dumpster in Singapore (VIDEOS)

    Widespread booms perplex residents of Fox Valley, Wisconsin

    Starting at about 8:45 p.m. Jan. 26, residents began posting to Facebook about hearing loud noises or booms in Neenah. Some also reported seeing flashes in the air.

    Menasha Police Chief Tim Styka said his officers never settled on a cause of the noises. [more]

  6. Dow closes down 1,100-plus in biggest single-day point loss ever

    The Dow traded more than 1,500 points lower at one point before swinging back to close down more than 1,100 points.

    The S&P 500 lost more than 4 percent, with health care and energy lagging. The broad index had traded positive earlier Monday as the tech sector briefly rose. The Nasdaq declined by more than 3.5 percent, also off its earlier low.

    "We're not used to getting washouts like this anymore," said Quincy Krosby, a chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. "The buy-the-dip mentality that has taken over hasn't allowed for that." [more; where have we heard that before?]

    [oh, yeah - this guy!]
    The Lehman Moment 2018

    The overnight gap got bought at the open what else? One more gap 'n crap and this is all over...

    The entire tax cut rally has now been obliterated

    The inverse volatility trade has imploded

    Crypto annihilation [more; see charts]

    The Berlin Wall has now been down longer than it was up: 28 years, two months and 27 days

    TO MILLIONS the Berlin Wall — which as of today has been down for longer than it was up — was above all a symbol. It was a by-word for division and the post-war era in Europe. It played stage to an evolving caste of monumental historical figures: JFK, Willy Brandt, Walter Ulbricht, Ronald Reagan, Helmut Kohl. Its gave way to German reunification and the birth of the euro. [more]

    Intel Committee chair Nunes issues instructions, FBI to be charged with contempt of Congress

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed snake found in China

    [and a few stories about what happens when you defend nature]
    Cambodia forest protectors slain after confronting loggers – “The three were killed not by robbers or a guerrilla group but they were shot by government armed forces who backed the illegal timber cutting”

    Three people have been shot and killed by soldiers in northeastern Cambodia, according to officials as reported by The Associated Press. Those killed were a conservation worker, a military policy officer and a forest protection ranger, reportedly because they had seized equipment from illegal loggers. [more]

    Esmond Bradley Martin: Ivory investigator killed in Kenya

    Cape Town pushes possible tap closure on “Day Zero” to May – “You can’t just take for granted something so precious”