Monday, February 5, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-04

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

2018-02-04 - Woman, 95, burns to death while burning debris in Longview (Texas):

2018-02-04 - Gas station explodes in Benin (Nigeria), 4 killed, many injured:

2018-02-04 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Wood Street in Stratford (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Electrical substation damaged by transformer fire near Ada (Oklahoma), blackouts ensue:

2018-02-04 - Landfill hit by fire, vehicles and metal burn, on Pond Island near the island of Sint Maarten:

Quote: "A blazing fire of an unknown origin broke out in the site where vehicles and other forms of metal are stockpiled on Pond Island."

2018-02-04 - Garbage truck bursts into flame while parked at facility in Union Township (New Jersey):

2018-02-04 - Truck bursts into flame while parked inside public works building, fire spreads to building, in Ridgetown (Canada):

Quote: "Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services officials say just after 6 p.m. on Sunday evening crews from station #11 Ridgetown were dispatched to 133327 Reeders Line with reports of a truck on fire inside a Municipal Public Works garage."

2018-02-04 - Graph of the day - Arctic sea ice extent on Jan 30:

2018-02-04 - California bakes as winter temperatures set new records across the state:

2018-02-04 - Is warming in the Arctic behind this year's crazy winter weather?

2018-02-04 - Man, school bus driver, has 'medical emergency' on bridge over the Colorado River near La Grange (Texas), kids save the day:

Quote: "Two La Grange ISD students jumped into action last Thursday when their school bus driver had a medical emergency while driving on a bridge over the Colorado River."

2018-02-04 - Home damaged by explosion on Sunset Cove Lane in Lake George (Canada):

2018-02-04 - Two garages damaged by explosion in residential area in Kapuskasing (Canada):

2018-02-04 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Bolton (Britain), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 34th, 35th and 36th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-02-04 - Tugboat 'Indusbank' bursts into flame at terminal on the island of Bonaire (Netherlands):

Quote: "In the morning of Feb 1, 2018, the "Indusbank" caught fire at the height of Kaya Rotterdam in the Hato district on Bonaire. The ship had just pulled away a tanker away from the WEB terminal after which the fire broke out. The exact circumstances were still unclear. The tug has been taken to the open sea by the fire brigade, where it was allowed to burn out. The crew had been transferred onto another tug before."

2018-02-04 - Fishing boat 'Conquistador' bursts into flame at 2:20 AM near coastal Carnarvon (Australia):

Quote: "Two men have been rescued from a life raft after their vessel caught fire, 40km off the coast from Lake McLeod, north of Carnarvon. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority were alerted to the drama unfolding in the ocean after a distress beacon registered to 16m vessel Conquistador was set off at about 2.20am."

2018-02-04 - Yacht destroyed by fire in Cenderawasih Bay near Papua New Guinea:

Note: These are the 170th, 171st and 172nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-04 - School bus bursts into flame at 7 AM while parked on O'Brien Street in Deloro, Marmora (Canada):

Quote: "Fire crews in Marmora were called to a school bus fully involved in Deloro this morning. Crews received that call just after 7 o'clock. At least two trucks had arrived at the scene. The bus was empty, but it was near a house on O'Brien Street."

Note: This is the 37th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 78th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-04 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Guangzhou (China):

Note: This is the 79th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-04 - Three tanker trucks, two trucks and two cars destroyed by fire in the wee hours at gas plant in Sheikhupura (Pakistan), 10 injured:

Quote: "The blaze engulfed three oil tankers, two trucks, two cars and two adjacent factories as well. The inferno has been doused by four fire tenders."

2018-02-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 114 in Rhome (Texas):

Quote: "An 18 wheeler fire on Highway 114 in Rhome caused heavy delays this morning and afternoon."

2018-02-04 - Five tractors, two barns and home destroyed by fire just after midnight in Rehoboth (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Darowski said his uncle reported that five or six of his 15 tractors were destroyed."

2018-02-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pacific Highway near Moorland (Australia):

Note: These are the 272nd-281st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-04 - RV, pickup truck and two outbuildings destroyed by explosion and fire in White (Georgia):

2018-02-04 - RV bursts into flame just before 7 AM while parked at Walmart in Saskatoon (Canada):

Note: These are the 64th and 65th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-04 - Campervan bursts into flame on St Anne’s Avenue in Middlewich (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Van bursts into flame at 6:31 AM on Birchwood Way in Warrington (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Van bursts into flame at 5:09 AM on Long Lane in Pollington (Britain):

Quote: "Long Lane, Pollington. Sun 4 Feb 2018 05:09 (No:02074) Fire and rescue attended a ford transit van fire. Van was severely damaged by fire, crews used 2 hose reels and 2 BA to extinguish the fire."

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage and pickup, in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "Emergency crews initially responded to the property for a car that had caught flame in the home's attached garage. The fire had then spread to another vehicle in the driveway."

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home, in Iron Mountain (Michigan), 2000 feet from Lake Antoine:

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Lexington (Kentucky), two separate house fires too:

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at newspaper business in Chaska (Minnesota):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Collier County (Florida):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on Williston Road in Silver Bluff area in Aiken (South Carolina):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on Magnolia Avenue in Corona (California):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-40 near Sampson (North Carolina):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on Tanglewood Court in Sanatoga (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Port Perry (Canada), near Lake Scugog:

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at 11:55 PM in Fraser (Australia):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Delhi (India):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Deepfield Road in Bracknell (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Two cars go up in flames at 6:55 AM on Edleston Road in Crewe (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM on the M2 near coastal Gravesend (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at 10:57 PM on the A5 in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at the Dunball Roundabout in Puriton (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame in Market Weighton (Britain):

Quote: "Market Weighton. Sun 4 Feb 2018 20:28 (No:02126) Car fire. One hose reel, one jet and two BA in use."

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at 12:56 AM on the B6165 in Scotton (Britain):

Quote: "B6165, Scotton TOC: 00:56 Crew were mobilised to a report of a car on fire. This was a fire in an engine compartment of a vehicle, out on arrival. Cause believed to be deliberate. Crews cooled using 1 hose reel."

2018-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at 2:16 AM on St Andrews Crescent in Harrogate (Britain):

Quote: "St Andrews Crescent, Harrogate TOC: 02:16 Crew were mobilised to a report of a car on fire. This was a fire in an engine compartment of a vehicle, believed to be caused by an electrical fault. Extinguished using 1 hose reel."

2018-02-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 4:22 AM on Caddywell Lane in Torrington (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 4:44 AM on Grassmere Avenue in Warrington (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A3030 in North Wootton (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Motorcycles, snowmobiles and garage destroyed by fire at home in Wilmington (Vermont):,531305

Quote: "Moore said the garage was not attached to the house and it belonged to second homeowners who stored snowmobiles and motorcycles inside. "

2018-02-04 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on Lakeland Drive in Willmar (Minnesota):

2018-02-04 - Machine shed goes up in flames near Atlanta (Missouri):

2018-02-04 - Brush fire breaks out on uninhabited island near coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Quote: "An unexplained fire was burning Sunday on Shell Key Preserve near Fort De Soto Park, officials said. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue planned to allow the blaze to burn itself out. A fire was reported about 7:48 a.m. Sunday on the northwest side of the uninhabited island west of Tierra Verde, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Steve Lawrence said."

2018-02-04 - Lumber yard erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Stokes County (North Carolina):

2018-02-04 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 5 AM in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-02-04 - Warehouse destroyed by huge fire at feed business in Oskaloosa (Iowa):

2018-02-04 - Jewelry store and apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-04 - Shopping mall heavily damaged by huge fire in Cuttack (India):

2018-02-04 - Rubber glove factory heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Trang (Thailand):

2018-02-04 - Plastics factory heavily damaged by fire near Roumieh (Lebanon):

2018-02-04 - Home damaged by fire in Sandy (Utah):

2018-02-04 - Home damaged by fire in Patton Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Incline Village (Nevada), near Lake Tahoe:

Quote: "Authorities say eight adults and eight children evacuated safely, but one adult was treated on scene for an undisclosed medical issue and released."

2018-02-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Falling Brook Terrace in Adelphi (Maryland):

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Huntington Bay (New York), nobody there:

Quote: "One firefighter suffered a burn and the other complained of 'not feeling well,' Halesite Fire Chief Greg Colonna said."

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire in East Haddam (Connecticut), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM in Oxly (Missouri), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Spencer Township (Ohio), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire in Duluth Township (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:20 AM in Limestone (Tennessee), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire just before 4:30 AM in Holderness (New Hampshire):

2018-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 10:22 PM in New Kensington (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-04 - Apartment building damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Lewiston (Maine):

2018-02-04 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Bethlehem (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2018-02-04 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 5:01 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:

2018-02-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Leominster (Massachusetts), 4+ pets killed:

2018-02-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in coastal Washington DC:

2018-02-04 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Sarawak (Malaysia):

2018-02-04 - High-rise apartment building hit by fire, trash room ignites, in coastal Ras al-Khaimah (UAE):

2018-02-04 - Deadly fire burns mixed-use building at 1 AM in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home in Bremen (Kentucky), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home in George (Iowa), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - Deadly fire destroys home before 7 AM in the Town of Waldwick (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - Deadly fire destroys home in Lincoln (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2:45 AM in Riverside area in Wichita (Kansas), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - Man and boy, 30 and 14, die in pond in Banakal (India):

2018-02-04 - Person has chest pains on passenger plane, dies after plane lands in coastal Copenhagen (Denmark):

Quote: "A plane flying to Manchester Airport was diverted to Denmark after a passenger fell ill on board and later died. According to reports the passenger was rushed to hospital in Copenhagen but died on route."

2018-02-04 - College student, man, 19, found dead in dorm room at university in Tifton (Georgia):

2018-02-04 - Man, 26, drops dead at Lakeshore Beach Apartments in Cleveland (Ohio), 1100 feet from Lake Erie:

Quote: "The Cleveland Police Department is investigating the death of a 26-year-old man, Sunday. According to reports, the man's body was found inside of an apartment at Lakeshore Beach Apartments. The body showed no signs of medical issues."

2018-02-04 - Man, 31, jumps into the California Aqueduct, saves son then dies himself, in Hesperia (California):

2018-02-04 - Woman, 48, found dead in the water near camp site in the Florida Everglades (Florida):

2018-02-04 - Man, 53, found dead in car in Richland Parish (Louisiana):

2018-02-04 - Man found dead in Zarzamora Creek in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-02-04 - Person found dead near Hill Street in Asheville (North Carolina):

2018-02-04 - Man, 55, Kim Cattrall's brother, found dead on his property in Blackfalds, Alberta (Canada), near the Red Deer River:

2018-02-04 - Man, 20, found dead and face-down in the Macquarie River near Geurie (Australia):

2018-02-04 - Man in his 30s found dead and face-down in the water at beach near coastal Batemans Bay (Australia):

2018-02-04 - Man, 56, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Tanjung Aru (Malaysia):

2018-02-04 - Man in his 20s dies in small dam reservoir in Limpopo (South Africa):

2018-02-04 - Boy, 7, dies in swimming pool at lodge on coastal Plettenberg Bay (South Africa):

2018-02-04 - Boy, 13, dies in dam reservoir in Roosboom (South Africa):

2018-02-04 - Man, 26, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Cebu (Philippine Islands):

2018-02-04 - Man found dead near river in valley in Chouf District (Lebanon):

2018-02-04 - Man, 29, found dead near the banks of the River Orwell in Chelmondiston (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Man, trucker, has 'medical episode', truck hits wall at home, in Kilgettey (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: 'It is believed the driver of the vehicle may have suffered a medical episode.'"

2018-02-04 - Man, 64, has heart attack, church van slams into parked cars, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-02-04 - Man, 66, has 'medical episode', SUV hits wall and pole, in Springdale (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police said a Harrisburg man suffered a medical episode and lost control of his Ford Escape along the 400 block of Pittsburgh Street in Springdale Borough about 3:20 p.m. Sunday. The SUV, driven by 66-year-old Phillip Ayers, hit a rock wall and a utility pole."

2018-02-04 - Man, 75, has 'medical incident', car hits pole, in Claymont (Delaware), 1 killed:

Quote: "An elderly Delaware motorist has died after suffering a medical incident and driving off the road."

2018-02-04 - Passenger plane crash-lands at airport in Tbilisi (Georgia), brake failure:

Quote: "A Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger plane flying from Kiev made a crash landing at Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli international airport after a failure of its breaking [sic] system, Georgia’s Public Television said on Sunday."

2018-02-04 - Small plane runs off runway at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-02-04 - Small plane makes belly-landing at airport in San Antonio (Texas), landing gear problem:

2018-02-04 - Small plane crashes in field in Compton Verney (Britain):

2018-02-04 - Small cargo crash-lands in the water at beach in coastal Palawan (Philippine Islands), engine failure, 2 injured:

2018-02-04 - Passenger train and freight train collide before 3 AM near Columbia (South Carolina), 2 killed, 100+ injured:

2018-02-04 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, 6 shops destroyed too, in Ogidi (Nigeria):

2018-02-04 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 in Cocke County (Tennessee):

2018-02-04 - SUV crashes into the Wabash River near Oaktown (Indiana), 2 killed:

2018-02-04 - Car veers off road at 12:02 AM, hits pole, homes and rock, in Omaha (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "Lyle G. Smith may have suffered a medical condition, police said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash that occurred at 12:02 a.m. Sunday, they said."

2018-02-04 - Car slams into concrete barrier, on I-15 near Mira Mesa (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-02-04 - Pit bull attacks and injures 5-year-old girl at coastal Point Pinole Regional Shoreline (California):

2018-02-04 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills two people at temple, injures 4 more, in Jambai (India):

2018-02-04 - Man, 51, has chest pains on ferry ship near coastal La Hève (France):

Quote: "On Feb 4, 2018, at 2 a.m. the CROSS Jobourg coordinated a medical evacuation at approximately 24 nautical miles northwest of La Hève from the 'Normandie' on her Ouistreham - Portsmouth crossing. The ship had contacted the Toulouse Medical Center (CCMM) after a 51-year-old man was suffering from chest pain."

2018-02-04 - Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Taiwan:

2018-02-04 - Vortexes spinning off the jet streams then wreaking havoc:

2018-02-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-02-04 - Waterspout and strong winds blow away boats and dumpster in Singapore:

2018-02-04 - Freezing rain and heavy snow hit Moscow (Russia), 1 killed:

2018-02-04 - After Hurricane Irma, islanders in Barbuda fear their cherished lifestyle may be lost forever:

2018-02-04 - White House pulls nomination of top environmental adviser and climate-change skeptic who once called CO2 'the gas of life':

2018-02-04 - More than 12,000 retail stores expected to close in 2018:

Note: But magically this won't affect unemployment!

2018-02-04 - Cannabis plant proving durable, economical in home building:

Note: And if your home burns down, at least you get a buzz!

2018-02-04 - US government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year:

2018-02-04 - The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots 41-33 in an epic Superbowl LII:

Quote: "In the wildest shootout in Super Bowl history, unheralded Nick Foles outdueled legendary Tom Brady to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl title, defeating the New England Patriots 41-33."

2018-02-04 - 465-year-old arm of Catholic saint St Francis Xavier is on tour across Canada:


  1. Electrical infrastructure burning up; PA all over this report; fire people having medical issues during or after calls; 3rd garbage truck fire in 4 days; lots of young people dropping dead and lots of crazy, (formerly) unusual accidents.

    What happened yesterday and last night? Let's see:
    John Mahoney, the cranky dad from "Frasier," dead at 77

    The actor died Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalization, Paul Martino, his manager for more than 30 years, said Monday. The cause of death was not immediately provided. [more]

    -1,175 Points! We Just Witnessed The Largest One Day Stock Market Crash Ever

    Unfortunately for us, the central banks have created a bubble of such enormity that it could potentially collapse the entire global financial system when it finally fully bursts.

    Let us hope for calmer markets on Tuesday, but let us also be mindful that at some point we are going to pay an exceedingly great price for years and years of horribly foolish decisions.

    Asian markets join global stock plunge along with London Frankfurt and Paris all falling sharply after Dow plummeted by record points Monday

    Stocks headed for another drop at open as global markets plunge

    U.S. stock index futures pared significant losses ahead of Tuesday's open, but still pointed to a sharply negative open as the sell-off continues to weigh on sentiment worldwide. [more]

    Thousands of Indonesian residents evacuated due to flooding after authorities release water from flooding reservoir upstream

    Keeping the world below 2°C of warming needs tech we don’t have

    The analysis is well known to everyone who has paid even a little attention: the world hasn’t yet done enough to lessen the impacts of climate change. The last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included greenhouse gas emissions scenarios that could limit global warming to two degrees Celsius or less, but we’re not even close to a trajectory that would achieve any of them.

    But there’s something about those two-degrees scenarios you may not know, which climate scientists have been talking a lot about recently. Those scenarios involved a substantial deployment of technologies to actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Without those technologies, we’re even further from sufficient emissions cuts.

    Reforestation and accumulating carbon in agricultural soils are probably the easiest options to make progress on, for example, but we’re currently still doing the opposite of these things: deforestation and soil degradation are adding to our greenhouse gas emissions, not counteracting them. [more]

    The Arctic has inversions just like Utah, and they could be making climate change worse

    What surprised Garrett and colleagues in their research, he said, was the degree to which pollution appeared to affect the Arctic clouds. Using satellite imagery and air-quality data to track cloud patterns and pollution, Garrett and others found the Arctic clouds were two to eight times more sensitive to the presence of pollution than previous studies suggested. [more]

    Earth’s Ice Is Melting Much Faster Than Forecast.

    We keep being surprised by nature being more sensitive and complex. As the science develops, we see more interconnection, where multiplying feedbacks produce surprisingly fast responses.
    [more; geez, where have we heard THAT before?]

    [more below]

  2. Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost

    This thawing permafrost could release a large amount of mercury that could potentially [WILL] affect ecosystems around the world. Mercury accumulates in aquatic and terrestrial food chains, and has harmful neurological and reproductive effects on animals. [more; just add it to the already long list of troubles we face]

    At least 12 dead, 80+ injured on snow- and ice-covered roads across Iowa and Missouri

    At least 12 people have died on snow- and ice-covered roads across Iowa and Missouri on February 4 and 5, 2018 and more than 80 were injured, at least 7 critically. A major pileup involving as many as 70 vehicles took place on I-35 near Ames, Iowa, while officials in Missouri reported more than 650 road crashes in two days and a massive 100-vehicle pileup on I-44 near Springfield. Another winter storm is brewing over the lower Mississippi Valley today. [more]

    Elderly woman dies following dog attack in South Africa

    In Pictures: Traffic freezes as Spain is covered in snow

    Is an iconic bird of California heading for its last dance?

    Declining rainfall, increased temperatures and other climate changes have some scientists predicting that grebes will lose more than 50 percent of their summer breeding habitat by 2050.
    [more; any changes to their habitat will have negative effects]

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018
    #ReleaseTheMemo - 02/05/2018

    The Second Memo is Out!

    [~ 13 min. Hannity clip; entire show also included]

    Microplastics pose threats to iconic ocean giants – Whales swallowing thousands of plastic particles every day

    Thousands of Indonesian residents evacuated due to flooding after authorities release water from flooding reservoir upstream

    Thousands of residents in Indonesia's capital have been evacuated due to flooding, Jakarta's governor said on Tuesday, though the level of rivers swollen by the release of water from a reservoir upstream was dropping for now.

    The torrential rain had also caused landslides in satellite cities around Jakarta, with eight people missing after two landslides around the city of Bogor, police said. [more]

    Sunrise roll cloud engulfs Virginia’s sky like a giant rolling pin on fire

    Roll clouds made for an astounding sunrise in Richmond on Monday, and worked their way eastward through the morning, rolling over Newport News around 8:30. This type of cloud usually form in the absence of thunderstorms along a cold front moving through a region. The combination of rising warm air and sinking cold air gives it a rolling appearance as it charges along the shallow skyline. [more]

    Welcome to Tijuana

    Oups! 70 homes – and still counting – have been dragged and destroyed with paved streets, light poles, water pipes and drainage by a major landslide in Tijuana’s Lomas del Rubí neighborhood on February 3, 2018. Everything happened in less than 4 hours, while locals had noticed movements and cracks in the hillside and streets over the past 15 days. Luckily, nobody was injured. [more]

  3. The only hope the overall ecosystem of the Earth has for survival is human extinction. And for it to happen soon. Real soon. All other ideas about "geoengineering", "climate agreements" and "green technology" is just background noise. Hopium. Circle jerking.

    So human race come on and just die motherfucker die motherfucker die!!!!

    (In this artful metaphor the printer represents humanity and all the shit it has done....the guys with bats mother nature. Lol...)

  4. Breaking:

    Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes northeast Taiwan; hotel collapses

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck just to the northeast of the city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S Geological Survey said, causing a hotel to collapse and forcing the closure of a nearby highway, the government said. [more]

    House GOP plans stopgap spending bill with Pentagon funding

    The GOP-controlled House is slated Tuesday to pass a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation.

    The measure comes as negotiations on a broader budget deal appear to be inching toward an agreement that would award both the Pentagon and domestic agencies with relief from a budget freeze. [more]

    Market dive lops $114 billion from fortunes of world's richest

    A plunge in U.S. stocks Monday cut the fortunes of the world’s 500 richest people by $114 billion as the optimism over tax cuts that fueled January’s gains gave way to worries about inflation.

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett, the world’s third-richest person, was hardest hit, losing $5.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Berkshire is the biggest shareholder of Wells Fargo & Co., which plunged 9.2 percent, the most in the S&P 500. Buffett, 87, was one of 18 billionaires in the Bloomberg ranking to lose more than $1 billion on the day. Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune tumbled by $3.6 billion, the second-biggest decline. [more]

    Pentagon logistics agency lost track of $800 million

    [this is why we can't have "nice things" like affordable health care, infrastructure spending or even paying back Soc. Sec.]

    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) does not have the proper paperwork to account for at least $465 million it allegedly spent on construction projects completed in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2016, an Ernst & Young audit discovered. Furthermore, the agency lacks sufficient documentation for another $384 million spent on construction that is still "in progress." [more; undoubtedly more to come]

    [more below]

  5. Paul Craig Roberts: Will the conspiracy against President Trump and American democracy go unpunished?

    Major study finds mid-latitudes ozone layer not repairing as models predict

    [at this point, the ozone hole is a MINOR inconvenience]

    [sprinkling in a few mega-precip events]
    Heavy snowstorms spread across Morocco blocking 38 roads (VIDEOS)

    Heavy snowfall continues to hit cities in Japan (VIDEOS)

    As of 1PM Tuesday, 1.58 meters of snowfall had accumulated in Hakusan City, 1.34 meters in Fukui City, and 68 centimeters in Kanazawa City.

    In Fukui, the snowfall was the heaviest since 1981 and more than 6 times the average. [more; see comment, 1,500 vehicles stuck in heavy snow]

    Desert town in Algeria is covered in snow for the second time this year (PHOTOS)

    Locals were stunned to see snow on the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert yesterday - after it snowed in a small Algerian town for the second time this year.

    Following a 37-year spell of no snow which ended in December 2016, Ain Sefra in the country's northwest, has seen snow no less than four times. [more]

    Receding ocean creates panic in Visakhapatnam, India

    [no real explanation]

    Amazon.Com: The Last Bubble

    Another day, another overseas selloff gets bought in the U.S. Volume is running 4x (90 day) average..Every bubble has now imploded - short volatility, cryptos, pot stocks, momentum, Biotech, junk bonds, Chinese internet - except one:

    I heard every pundit across every news station giving their "informed" opinion on why the Dow had its biggest point crash in history. The volume of bullshit was astronomical.

    And it gets worse yet, because I've noticed that every time Amazon takes a "dip" towards correction, the VIX goes batshit. So as long as Skynet keeps Amazon permanently bid above the support line, this house of cards won't explode with extreme dislocation.

    Otherwise, we will see a volatility spike that makes yesterday look like a picnic. [more]

  6. Hi fella's, how's everyone doing? It looks like I'm gonna get some winter weather this afternoon and evening. A lovely drive home for sure. Do so hope the arctic isn't causing too much trouble for yourself or Tom up north.

    I found a few things of interest.......or I should say a conflict of interest.

    What could possibly go wrong?!!!!

    On a side note: I have been hearing many reports of people experiencing visual hallucinations both personally and professionally. Things are getting interesting to say the least.
    My step brother died in a local nursing home yesterday. Slumped over in his chair while putting on his coat to go out and have a smoke. He was 40. I wonder if it could have been a JJFH issue, but I'm not so sure. He lived a hard life with a ton of health issues....but the facility is very close to the towns water treatment plant which I have seen many state officials at over the past few months, so one has to wonder.

  7. [update]
    At least 2 dead in magnitude 6.4 quake in Taiwan — premier—-premier/ar-BBIMgYU

    TAIPEI — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least two people and causing several buildings to collapse. [more]

    [more here]
    Powerful and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, causing hotel to collapse in Hualien and damaging roads, sidewalks and bridges (videos and pictures)

    Taiwan is currently experiencing high seismic activity. On February 4, 2018, a M6.1 earthquake hit the island, causing 80 aftershocks, which resulted in another powerful and shallow M6.4 earthquake Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 2018 in Hualien, causing a hotel to collapse. This is the second dangerous quake to hit Taiwan within 48 hours. A series of aftershocks is currently shaking the same area, with M5.1, M5.2 , M5.3, M5.4 earthquakes rumbling a few hours later. The earthquake partially or completely destroyed several buildings, damaged bridges, roads and sidewalks. It is unknown when the seismic unrest will stop. There has been no confirmation of casualties so far and no tsunami warnings have been issued. [more]

    Despite Trump's tough talk, trade gap widens to 9-year high

    The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the U.S. trade deficit in goods and services rose 12 percent to $566 billion last year, biggest since 2008. A record $2.9 trillion in imports swamped $2.3 trillion in exports last year. [more]

    [slow-down my ass!]
    January 2018 continued record-breaking growth of CO2 in the atmosphere

    Current estimates for the January monthly mean are ~408 ppm – another Record-Making High for January has been set (once the final figures are published.)

    408 ppm is +1.18 higher than last month (December 2017), and is +1.87 above the previous record high for January of 406.13 ppm (January 2017).

    408 ppm is +22.45 higher than a decade ago when CO2 was only 385.52 ppm in January 2008.

    This indicates an average growth rate of +2.25 ppm per year for the month of January.

    This means that the 2017-2018 growth rate of +1.87/yr is -0.38 (or 16.9%) below the January average. This is not a significant deviation from the long term trend.

    In fact, it represents a recent short-term annual Growth Rate of +2.67 PPM for January in the last 3 years, which is significantly higher than the decadal growth rate of +2.25 per year (above). [more]

    [more below]

  8. Hurricane-torn Puerto Rico says it can’t pay any of its debts for 5 years

    [many more people, countries and nations will be saying it soon]

    The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria has made Puerto Rico’s already dire financial situation even worse: The island’s leaders acknowledged late Wednesday that they will not be able to pay down any portion of their more than $70 billion debt for the next five years because of the damage.

    Just before the hurricane, Puerto Rico had made plans to pay creditors a total of $3.6 billion through 2022. That was a fraction of the amount due, had the island, a United States territory, not gone into default.

    Now, Puerto Rico expects its budget to be $3.4 billion in the red this year — a deficit that will take five years to close — because of the storm’s toll. [more]

    [this is the scale Hansen talked about in his "Storms . ." book]

    [a few stats regarding murder of Earth defenders]
    New data reveals 197 land and environmental defenders murdered in 2017, nearly four per week – Agribusiness overtakes mining for most killings

    The slaughter of people defending their land or environment continued unabated in 2017, with new research showing almost four people a week were killed worldwide in struggles against mines, plantations, poachers and infrastructure projects.
    The toll of 197 in 2017 – which has risen fourfold since it was first compiled in 2002 – underscores the violence on the frontiers of a global economy driven by expansion and consumption. [more]

    [rule # 1: don't try to drive in fog]
    Major car crash due to fog in Abu Dhabi, UAE (video)

    2 women die while digging for clams on Washington beaches

    The Pacific County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook the women were reported missing around 9 p.m., roughly four minutes apart, from two beaches in Pacific County, located in the southwest part of the state. [more; they're "assuming" it was rough surf]

    Coyote Rescued After Wandering Around With Jar Stuck on Its Head

    [1.5 min. video]

  9. Visual hallucinations - uh oh, that's not a good sign! I don't think anyone envisioned the end of the world coming with a side order of a bunch of people trippin' balls. Sounds like something Stephen King would come up with. Reality is more Stephen King-ish than Stephen King!

  10. Hey Fran! Yeah, I saw that weather comin' towards Jonny (and ultimately me) from out your way and thought about you - and here you are! The force is strong in this one, Obi Wan.

    Sorry your brother had such a hard life, which I'm sure had an impact on you. There's so much stress, pressure and heartache these days. More sensitive people have a very hard time,
    it's like being in prison.

    Thanks for the stories and links. You stay safe and take care. Good to hear from you.

  11. I don't want to jump on the wagon here, but I experienced some "scintillations" (like a sparkler) on the perifery of my vision last evening, just before dinner. For a slit second I thought I was going to have a repeat experience of blacking out, like at the beach a number of years ago. Fortunately I just stayed present and sat down to dinner. After dinner and some good CA wine I felt better and didn't think anything of it.

    The chem-trail people would be all over this phenomenon as "induced hallucination" from the crap they're crop-dusting us with!

    As we've already seen here (see picture in header), H2S that we're absolutely sure is wafting around in the air now (and we can safely assume the concentration is increasing) has the side-effect, in low dosage, to cause this behavior whereby one loses their mind, So hallucination is in the same ball park, say at a much less lethal dose of H2S as causes personality disorder and complete madness.

    Explosion at New Brunswick home blows out 3 garage doors, breaks windows; officials unsure of cause

    Firefighters believe the explosion happened in the garage but still have no idea what caused the blast. "It had to be an accumulation of gases of some sort," he said. [more]

    1. I think it's a wagon we will all relate to sooner or later Tom. I too have had that experience, although mine ended with a trip to the ER after though. I know how lucky I was to even wake up because it happened in the bathroom and I was super hot and a few other lovely H2S symptoms were present too. sooooo any who, I'm still here and that was 2 summers ago. The only reminder of the whole thing is a nice little scar on my nose from my face plant on the floor. To this day my husband still thinks I was drinking (I wasn't) and since I walked out of the ER (Once I came to my senses) I haven't heard the last of how I needed stitches. The visual hallucinations are coming from the elderly clients I see along with a few my nurse friends relaying what they are seeing. Doctors in my area do not diagnosis anything, they only treat the symptoms, so I'm sure that isn't helping the hallucinations any either. But the big ass lake I live and work around probably isn't helping either. So I'll quote McPherson here......we're damned if we do and we're damned if we don't........(so I take door # 3 and will try like hell not to think about it all and LIVE!
      By the way, our wintry mix turned out to be nothing and tomorrow we're looking at being back in the 50's till Sat, when winter comes back.