Thursday, February 8, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-07

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

2018-02-07 - Unknown odor sickens 15 people at high school in Grand Terrace (California), just east of the Santa Ana River:

Quote: "A Grand Terrace High School staff member was transported to the hospital after fire and hazmat crews responded to reports of a strong chemical smell coming from a classroom late Wednesday morning. Fourteen students and one staff member complained of having problems breathing prompting the evacuation of Building A and a soft lockdown of the entire campus, according to school and fire officials."

2018-02-07 - Unknown chemical odor hits home in coastal Seaside (Oregon):

2018-02-07 - Rotten egg odor spreads across wide area in Bristol (Britain):

Quote: "They describe it as a strong, sulphur smell that is akin to rotten eggs outdoors. Dog walkers have also contacted the Post about the strange smell settling in the area."

Note: Two men just dropped dead on the same day in Bristol too, mentioned in the 2018-02-05 update...

2018-02-07 - Woman, 19, gouges out her own eyeballs outside church in Anderson County (South Carolina):

Quote: "Woman found holding her eyeballs outside church..."

Quote: "A South Carolina woman was flown to a hospital after witnesses say she used her hands to gouge out her eyeballs."

2018-02-07 - Man strips naked on passenger plane after departing from coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

Quote: "An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions."

Quote: "Danyluk didn’t see the man, and said several other men were standing near the bathroom to shield the view. She had heard 'he had taken off his clothes and he just wasn’t in his right mind.'"

2018-02-07 - Sixteen polo ponies die in truck an hour after leaving ferry ship, in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "'What I know is I saw 18 healthy horses on my truck just before departure in Tasmania, and an hour after leaving the boat in Melbourne I discovered 16 of them were dead and cold,' Williams said."

2018-02-07 - Piles of metal go up in flames at steel recycling center in Laverton North (Australia), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Firefighters were called to Norstar Steel Recyclers on Dohertys Rd about 5.30pm today after several large metal piles at the rear of the site caught fire."

2018-02-07 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2018-02-07 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Toronto (Canada):

2018-02-07 - Auto shop explodes and burns in the Village of Nichols (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-02-07 - Car recycling business heavily damaged by fire near Mile High Stadium in Denver (Colorado):

2018-02-07 - Metal fabrication business destroyed by fire in Wheaton (Minnesota):

2018-02-07 - Six crude oil tanks burn and explode near Highway 87 in Newton County (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Tour boat bursts into flame in the Red Sea near coastal Hurghada (Egypt):

2018-02-07 - Boat, race cars and garage destroyed by fire at home near Lake Wylie (South Carolina):

Quote: "'It was a detached garage. You might call it his shop,' Love said. 'He had a boat in there, a couple of cars, a drag car and stuff like that.'"

Note: These are the 179th and 180th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-07 - Passenger train bursts into flame near New Malden area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Terrified commuters ran for their lives after a packed rush-hour train burst into flames as it pulled out of a busy London station. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated after the blaze took hold on a South Western Railway service from Clapham Junction to Woking."

2018-02-07 - Tour bus bursts into flame on Highway 130 in Pflugerville (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at the University of Limerick in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

Note: These are the 86th and 87th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-02-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near I-10 in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "A truck fire on the West Side poured dark smoke into the sky Wednesday morning. It happened near West Grant Road and North Dragoon Street, just west of Interstate 10, where a tractor-trailer caught fire."

2018-02-07 - Numerous tractors, tractors (combines), trucks and machine shed destroyed by fire near Beckemeyer (Illinois):

Quote: "'It was loaded with farm machinery; they’re estimating at over $2 million worth of equipment. Combines, tractors — it was bumper-to-bumper parked in there,' Baker said."

Note: Two million bucks and a shed filled 'bumper-to-bumper' with tractors, combines and trucks - I'll call that eight tractors to be conservative...

2018-02-07 - Tractor, skid steer, pickup truck, baler, wagon and barn destroyed by fire in Wanblee (South Dakota):

Quote: "According to the Pennington County Fire Service, items lost to the fire include a: tractor, baler, skid steer loader, feed wagon, pickup, some shop tools and other ranching assets."

2018-02-07 - Tractor bursts into flame in Pontrobert (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Tractor bursts into flame at 3:24 AM on Bagborough Lane in Pylle, Shepton Mallet (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A3052 near Branscombe (Britain):

Note: These are the 298th-310th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-07 - Three boom trucks and warehouse destroyed by fire in Colona (Illinois):

Quote: "Mr. Swan said a quick estimate by state fire marshals of the damage was estimated at more than $1 million, including three boom trucks inside the warehouse."

2018-02-07 - Three dump trucks destroyed by fire while parked at asphalt business in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2018-02-07 - Truck bursts into flame on the M25 near St Albans (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Van bursts into flame on North Avenue in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2018-02-07 - Van bursts into flame at home in Redding (California):

2018-02-07 - Van bursts into flame on the A1 in Mill Hill (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Woods Lane in Washington Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Sun Prairie (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A car fire that started in a garage posed numerous challenges for fire crews in Sun Prairie on Wednesday morning."

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Waukesha (Wisconsin):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Barrington (New Hampshire):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Stoney Ridge Court in Marble Falls (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame at Silver Lake Apartments in Palatine (Illinois):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame at 3:55 AM on I-71/75 near Fort Mitchell (Kentucky):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame on Eastman Avenue in Midland (Michigan):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame on the Northwestern Motorway in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at business in Phayao (Thailand):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at rail station, nearby rail factory destroyed by fire separately, in Varanasi (India):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out at a railway godown in Varanasi’s Alaipur on Tuesday. Over a dozen fire tenders were deployed to douse off the flames. It took them about five hours to bring down the blaze. In yet another fire accident, a car caught fire nearby Ghansoli Raiway Station. The fire consumed the vehicle within few minutes."

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame, man gets out, falls into ravine and breaks both ankles, in Callosa de Segura (Spain):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to second car and home, in coastal East Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business on Otley Road in Harrogate (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M1 near Long Eaton (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on George Street in Whitehaven (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Whitehaven(Copeland) 7 Feb 2018 At 19:44 firefighters attended a vehicle on fire in George Street, Whitehaven. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the flames."

2018-02-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at RV park near Yukon (Oklahoma):

2018-02-07 - Car and home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Sapulpa (Oklahoma):

2018-02-07 - Six classic cars and auto business destroyed by fire at 3:40 AM in Meriden (Kansas), nobody there:

Quote: "Several classic cars stored inside the building are torched including a 1967 Buick GS-400 convertible, one of only 421 ever built. Other cars included a '69 Camaro convertible Restomod, a 1957 Chevy and a 1972 convertible."

2018-02-07 - Two pickup trucks, car and garage destroyed by fire at home, fire spreads to home, in Bloomington (Illinois):

Quote: "The fire also destroyed a car and pickup truck and possibly a four-wheeler inside the larger garage and a pickup truck parked outside, Willan said."

2018-02-07 - Van and caravan go up in flames on Sewerby Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain), 1400 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Sewerby Road, Bridlington. Wed 7 Feb 2018 18:25 (No:02334) Transit van and caravan involved in fire. One main jet, two BA in use to extinguish fire. Breaking in tools and lighting also in use. Incident left with the Police."

2018-02-07 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 4:42 AM on Blue Lakes Boulevard North in Twin Falls (Idaho):

2018-02-07 - Two barns go up in flames at 11:43 PM on Lower Dunton Road in Basildon (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):

2018-02-07 - Brush fire breaks out near US 21 in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

2018-02-07 - iPhone explodes and burns in hair salon in Vietnam:

2018-02-07 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Mohawk (Tennessee):

2018-02-07 - Bathroom manufacturing business destroyed by massive fire in Pudsey (Britain), nobody there:

2018-02-07 - Cloth mill damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-02-07 - Many thousands of plastic crates destroyed by inferno in Ludhiana (India):

Quote: "About 25,000 to 30,000 crates went up in flames to form a thick cover of black bellowing clouds."

2018-02-07 - Construction site erupts in flame, fire gets big, at Olympics area in coastal Gangneung (South Korea):

2018-02-07 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-02-07 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-02-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 2 AM in Wichita (Kansas), nobody there:

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire in South St. Louis County (Missouri):

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Mehlville (Missouri):

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire outside Diaz (Arkansas):

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire just before 1 AM near Meshoppen (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Norwalk (Iowa):

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by fire on St. Mary’s Brook Road in Van Buren (Maine):

2018-02-07 - Home destroyed by huge fire just after 4 AM in Marshall (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Hotel damaged by sauna fire in Berlin (Germany):

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire burns storage building in Asheville (North Carilina), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home on Raymond Drive in Fountain Inn (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire burns home just before 12:45 AM in Ridgefield Park (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Leechburg (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire burns home near Welsh (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire destroys home near coastal Campbell River (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire destroys 3 homes at 2:30 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Rhode Island), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Deadly fire burns triple-decker home in Taunton (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Vacant building burns on Bluff Springs Road in Austin (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Vacant home burns in Charleston (West Virginia):

2018-02-07 - Fish and eels dying in the Waikanae River (New Zealand):

2018-02-07 - Unknown eyeless creature washes up dead on coastal Mulambin Beach (Australia):

2018-02-07 - College student drops dead at university in New Albany (Indiana):

2018-02-07 - Man, 56, has 'medical issue', tractor trailer crashes, man dies shortly later from medical issue, in Porter County (Indiana):

Quote: "A Merrillville man died of natural causes Wednesday before driving his semi-trailer truck off the road. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said Dragi Petrov, 56, was traveling westbound on U.S. 20 near Salt Creek Road when he apparently had a medical issue. The truck crossed both lanes of traffic before coming to rest on the south side of the road."

2018-02-07 - Woman has 'medical issue', car crashes, woman dies shortly later from the medical issue, in Perry (Georgia):

Quote: "She was transported to Perry Hospital and was pronounced dead as a result of the medical issues, not from the crash."

2018-02-07 - Man slumps over dead in car at shopping center in Germantown (Maryland):

2018-02-07 - Man slumps over dead in car on Old Summit Road in Santa Clara County (California):

2018-02-07 - Person drops dead in alley in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-02-07 - Man, 69, found dead in the Lewis River in Woodland (Washington):

2018-02-07 - Man found dead in car at scenic overlook near Frisco (Colorado):

2018-02-07 - Woman, 37, found dead with submerged car in the Holston River in Smyth County (Virginia):

2018-02-07 - Person found dead in car near dog park in Brighton (Colorado):

2018-02-07 - Man found dead on coastal Sullivan's Island (South Carolina):

2018-02-07 - Man, 71, found dead in the water at boat ramp in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2018-02-07 - Man found dead in the water at coastal Portsea Front Beach (Australia):

2018-02-07 - Person has 'medical event' and drops dead at the Wairoa Bridge in coastal Wairoa (New Zealand):

Quote: "The person who died at the Wairoa Bridge this afternoon died from an apparent medical event on land, not in the water, says a police spokeswoman."

Note: So this person dropped dead NEAR the water, not IN the water...

2018-02-07 - Man in his 50s found dead in the water at beach near coastal Tongaat (South Africa):

2018-02-07 - Man, 19, found dead in the Ogun River in Abeokuta (Nigeria):

2018-02-07 - Boy, 5, falls into pond and dies at home in Kandhkot (Pakistan):

2018-02-07 - Man, 76, found dead at beach in coastal Zoutelande, Zeeland (Netherlands):

2018-02-07 - Man in his 40s found dead in the Forth and Clyde Canal near coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2018-02-07 - Woman in her 60s dies after being pulled from canal near Stafford (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Man in his 40s has 'medical incident' and dies on Galsworthy Close in Liden, Swindon (Britain):

2018-02-07 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger train in coastal Kilbarrack (Ireland):

Quote: "Southbound DART services are experiencing a delay due to a 'medical emergency' on board. The Howth to Greystones DART was stopped at Kilbarrack this morning when a passenger fell ill."

2018-02-07 - Man, 46, goes into cardiac arrest at 6:40 AM, tractor trailer veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Dundee (Oregon), 1 killed:

Quote: "Dwayne Kemp, 46, of Tacoma, was driving southbound on Highway 99W when he went into cardiac arrest at around 6:40 a.m. The medical event caused Kemp to veer off the road, drive across the grass median and collide with a northbound SUV, according to Oregon State Police. The collision occurred near milepost 28, about a mile south of Dundee."

2018-02-07 - Driver has 'medical issue', truck overturns, on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield (New Jersey):

Quote: "A truck overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike after the driver had a medical issue at the end of the Wednesday morning commute."

2018-02-07 - Police officer has 'medical episode', four cars crash, in Moore (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police officials believe the crash happened after the officer suffered a medical episode."

2018-02-07 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode' while driving, on the M55 near Wythenshawe (Britain):

Quote: "The man, who is believed to be in his mid-40s, suffered what has been described as a medical episode shortly after 10 am on Wednesday between junctions 3 and 1 on the eastbound carriageway."

2018-02-07 - Man, 69, has 'medical episode', car crashes off the M4, near Swindon (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "The driver suffered what police referred to as 'a medical episode'."

2018-02-07 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, plane skids off runway, in Fargo (North Dakota):

2018-02-07 - Small plane crashes and explodes into flame in Itaituba (Brazil), 3 killed:

2018-02-07 - Tanker truck overturns on US 62 in McCracken County (Kentucky):

2018-02-07 - Tanker truck overturns on the B6451 between Otley and Harrogate (Britain), 1 injured:

2018-02-07 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bedford County (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-02-07 - Two tractor trailers crash, car joins in, on I-94 near Scio Township (Michigan), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-02-07 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into creek, near St. Joseph (Missouri), 2 killed:

2018-02-07 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline and overturns, near Winfield (Kansas), 3 cattle killed:

2018-02-07 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-10 in Tonopah (Arizona):

2018-02-07 - Tractor trailer overturns on Delong Road in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-02-07 - Van veers over centerline, hits truck head-on, on bridge in coastal Port Adelaide (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man has died after a crash possibly caused by a medical episode in Port Adelaide. A van heading west along Nelson Rd on the Tom Diver Derrick Bridge veered suddenly on to the wrong side of the road and hit a truck just before midday."

2018-02-07 - Minivan veers off road, hits tree, in Madison (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - SUV veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Poplarville (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - SUV veers off road, plunges into Little Chico Creek, in Chico (California):

2018-02-07 - Pickup truck veers off road shortly after midnight, hits trees, bursts into flame, in Spencer County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-02-07 - Pickup truck crashes into ditch and overturns, near Chesaning (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "At this time, investigators are trying to determine if the man died due to injuries or from a medical condition, Gomez said."

2018-02-07 - Three cars crash before 6 AM, fire erupts, on I-24 in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-02-07 - Two cars collide head-on, third car joins in, in Phoenix (Arizona), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2018-02-07 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "It is unclear if the driver died from trauma from the crash or had a medical emergency."

2018-02-07 - Car veers off road, crashes down embankment, on the Merritt Parkway in coastal Westport (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2018-02-07 - Aggressive raccoon charging people near Lake Como (Florida):

2018-02-07 - Huge sinkhole swallows yard at home in Unicoi (Tennessee):

2018-02-07 - Sinkhole swallows chunk of the Trans-Canada Highway in western Newfoundland (Canada):

2018-02-07 - Boy, 17, has seizure and topples into scalding hot water, in Garden City (Michigan):

Quote: "The Belleville High School student was drawing hot water for a bath when he had a seizure, falling face first into the scalding hot water."

2018-02-07 - Woman, 24, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at fitness center in Grapevine (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Woman, 68, has 'medical event' on cruise ship in coastal Milford Sound (New Zealand):

Quote: "A 68-year-old woman is to be airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after a medical event on a cruise ship in Milford Sound."

2018-02-07 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes just off the eastern coast of Taiwan:

2018-02-08 - Arctic sea ice extent hit record low in January, and sea ice extent globally also hit record low:

Quote: "January of 2018 began and ended with satellite-era record lows in Arctic sea ice extent, resulting in a new record low for the month. Combined with low ice extent in the Antarctic, global sea ice extent is also at a record low."

2018-02-08 - Temp hit 67F in Ketchikan (Alaska) in January, hottest January Alaska temp ever recorded:

2018-02-07 - Earth’s atmosphere is raining viruses and bacteria:

2018-02-07 - Warnings issued as Sudden Stratospheric Warming threatens Europe with big freeze:

2018-02-07 - Lightning strike kills 22-year-old man and injures his father in Honey Island (Texas):

2018-02-07 - Tornado touches down in Chunky (Mississippi):

2018-02-07 - Winter storm dumps two feet of snow on parts of British Columbia (Canada):

2018-02-07 - Heavy snow strands hundreds of drivers on road in Fukui (Japan):

2018-02-07 - Twin waterspouts spotted off Maui (Hawaii):

2018-02-07 - Rising number of warm water species found off the coast of Ireland:

2018-02-07 - Meteor spotted over Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-02-07 - NASA tracking two small asteroids making near passes with Earth this week:

2018-02-07 - EMF causes cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide and is the disease of our 21st century civilization:

2018-02-07 - New form of water, both liquid and solid, is really strange:

Quote: "This new form, called superionic water, consists of a rigid lattice of oxygen atoms through which positively charged hydrogen nuclei move. It is not known to exist naturally anywhere on Earth, but it may be bountiful farther out in the solar system, including in the mantles of Uranus and Neptune."


  1. Good morning Jonny, Tom N (gettin' the last word in last night), Mike D. and Fran - I trust everyone is in good health.

    Lotta JJFH incidents in Texas in this report, while NC, PA, CA as usual contribute.

    What would possess someone to gouge out their own eyes? Geez!

    This blog is becoming "medical incident" central!

    All hell breaks loose in Syria, the world is on the brink of war once again

    CNN dubbed the U.S.-led strike "defensive" even though U.S. forces have no legal authority to be in Syria in the first place

    Friday, 9 February 2018
    Today's stock market collapse

    [Two X-22 report videos and another ~ 30 min. one]

    Paul Craig Roberts on today's crash

    Is the Stock Market Rigged?

    The Dow Falls 1,032 Points! Has The Financial Crisis Of 2018 Officially Arrived?

    Our Sun awakes: Another monster brewing on our Sun! Sunspot AR2699 doubles its size to more than 100,000 km across: X-Class flare potential?

    [this may be an update]
    Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

    Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. [more]

    Scientists correct Pruitt's climate claims

    Pruitt has recently introduced three talking points that researchers say grossly distort the latest climate science. They echo the types of claims made by skeptical researchers at conservative think tanks. [more; falling on deaf ears]

    Devil's Bargain: Why Aerosols Pose a Deadly Climate Change Threat

    We already have planet-cooling technology – the problem is, it's killing us [more]

    Destructive mudslide kills 4 in Tiquipaya, Bolivia where days of rain have left thousands of people homeless, fields underwater and houses destroyed (video and pictures)

    A mudslide has swept over Tiquipaya, a town in central Bolivia, killing four people and badly damaging 15 homes, after days of rain have left thousands of people homeless, fields underwater and houses destroyed across the country. [more]

    [today, in sinkholes news, we have]
    Huge sinkhole swallows road on a subway construction site killing 8 people in Foshan, China (video and pictures)

    In China, eight people have died and three more are missing after a major road collapsed on a subway construction site in Guangdong province, killing at least 8 workers and with 3 still missing. Nine workers were rescued from the rubble.The video shows a gaping hole along a major road with at least eight car lanes.

    It’s unclear what caused the deadly collapse. An investigation is underway into the cause of the cave-in at the Foshan construction site. [more]

  2. News Links, February 9, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    "Risks Is More Severe Than We Previously Expected": S&P Downgrades Wells Fargo, Full Report

    Before You "Buy the Dip," Look at This One Chart

    Procter & Gamble to cut nearly 800 jobs in Kansas, Iowa

    Crypto Crackdown: Bitcoin is a "Combination of Bubble, Ponzi Scheme, Environmental Disaster"

    Coincheck loot being turned into bitcoin
    Tens of thousands of dollars in stolen NEM could now be cashed out

    Pentagon expands campaign against Taliban in Afghanistan

    Pentagon: Afghan war costing US $45 billion per year

    Afghanistan worse than ever, Russia 'holds the cards' in Syria, warns former DoD boss

    Bombshell: DOD Admits $80 Million in M1 Abrams Tanks Ended Up With Iran-Backed Militias

    U.S. military kills 100 Syrian soldiers after 'unprovoked attack'

    Turkey accused of recruiting ex-Isis fighters in their thousands to attack Kurds in Syria

    Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption: report

    Japanese quake rescue team arrives after Taipei rejects Beijing's offer

    Migrant deaths on US-Mexico border rise despite drop in crossings: UN

    France: Migrant Crisis Spirals Out of Control

    Future U.S. Oil Production Will Collapse Just As Quickly As It Increased
    More on the real story behind shale oil. -- RF

    The Shale Driller's Dilemma

    The Shale Boom Might Not Last Long [and will leave a toxic mess]

    Puerto Ricans grab machetes, shovels to help restore power

    How a disputed oil and gas field could be the last straw for Israel and Lebanon
    The wars for energy and water are just getting started! -- RF

    Huge levels of antibiotic use in US farming revealed

    Empty Whole Foods Market store shelves anger shoppers
    Part of the problem is that consumers expect to eat things like strawberries in the dead of winter. -- RF

    Arab region suffers from most severe food shortage in the world

    US solar industry lost nearly 10,000 jobs in 2017

    Hong Kong's ivory trade is dead but it remains a hub for other endangered species

    Humans are overloading the world's freshwater bodies with phosphorus

    Plastic waste 'building up' in Arctic

    Your smart TV may be prey for hackers and collecting more info than you realize

    Your phone is like a spy in your pocket
    Smartphones are packed with sensors that collect a lot of data on your comings and goings

    Harvard genetics pioneer wants to monetize DNA with digital currency, and defeat 23andMe

    Budget caps leave US Army with a choice: maintain or modernize, but not both

    Mitsubishi Materials reports more product data falsification

    Drought Across U.S. Reaches Highest Levels Since 2014

    How Out-Of-Whack are US Trade Relationships? 2017 Trade Deficit Worst since 2008

    Credit Card, Student And Auto Debt All Hit Record Highs In December

    Drugs, alcohol and suicides contribute to alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy

    Who Was Selling Stocks Last Week Before the Monday Rout?
    And who was buying? Answers emerge.

    Little Barbies: Sex Trafficking of Young Girls Is America's Dirty Little Secret

    How the state steals from those accused of crimes

    Cops and prosecutors routinely steal cash from poor people accused of crimes

    The State of the American Debt Slaves

    Infrastructure Spending Won't Make America Great Again

    GAO says nuclear warhead office still can't afford planned modernization

    Rent Goes up in 89% of Major Markets

  3. noon posting

    Snowstorm hammers U.S. Midwest, hundreds of flights canceled

    A major winter storm pounding the U.S. Midwest on Friday forced cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy snow and plummeting temperatures threatened to bring travel to a standstill across the region.

    The storm system stretching from western Montana to southern Michigan could drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow in some areas, the National Weather Service said. The heavy snow is forecast to move into upstate New York and New England by early Saturday. [more]

    Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Yuna Kim Lights the Torch

    A unified Korean team of athletes marched out together carrying the unification flag as the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, watched from the stands near Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the North Korean leader.

    Plants have consciousness, new study suggests

    a study published in The Annals of Botany journal suggests that plants are much more complex in their range of reactions and much closer to animals than previously assumed. [more]

    'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

    Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and the second in 50 years. The current situation comes just 15 days after exceptional snowfall caused unprecedented road conditions across the country, shutting down 5 000 km (3 100 miles) of roads. [more]

    Only 29 "confirmed" eruptions were recorded in 2017 the lowest count this century mirroring the lowest major quake total! A little weird?

    Reversal Of Fortune

    It's clear that Skynet is losing control over the casino. The overnight futures bear no resemblance to how the market is trading by the end of the day. Liquidity is minimal and realized volatility is maximal...


    This week saw the largest outflows in history, only one week after recording the largest inflows in history

    The other major reversal of fortune was in oil prices, which declined -10%. The real carnage however was felt in the energy sector which got shellacked deja vu of 2014

    Likewise, the high beta reflation trade - Banks, Transports and Energy got pole axed, losing four months of gains in two weeks[more]

    Methane Reporting Gap Widens in Oil and Gas Industry

  4. Yeah, I'm not so sure I trust those volcano eruption stats. I don't know what 27 'confirmed' eruptions mean, but I *documented* at least 92 volcanic eruptions in 2017, as in eruptions that made the news, and that's not counting any eruptions of mud volcanoes. I believe what I see way more than I believe what someone tells me I saw.

  5. Yeah, I didn't find that accurate and thought it was supposed to be 127 eruptions. Perusing the article didn't indicate their method of counting one as 'confirmed' either.

    CERN physicists find evidence of quasiparticules ‘Odderon’ first predicted in the 1970s

    Physicists at the TOTEM experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland have found evidence for a physical effect called an “Odderon.” It is not direct evidence, but rather some results that would make more sense if this particle existed. [more]

  6. It's all good guys....the maunder minimum is on the way!!! Lol...