Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-13

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

2018-02-13 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide across broad area in Scott County (Mississippi):

Quote: "Residents within a 10-mile radius are feeling the effects of the odor in the air. In December the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) requested that Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) initiate an air monitoring and sampling in response to odor concerns by the residents. One test conducted by the CTEH identified Hydrogen sulfide."

2018-02-13 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "Delta Air plane in the early hours of Wednesday, made emergency landing at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos shortly after taking off when the pilot of the plane noticed that the left engine of the aircraft caught fire mid air in-flight."

Quote: "Adurogboye noted that the pilot acted in accordance with the Standard and Recommended Practices, SARPs, by making an air return immediately the left engine of the aircraft caught fire in-flight."

Quote: "The flight which departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at around 10:30 p.m Tuesday night had an emergency air return after the left engine was engulfed in fire."

Note: This is the 18th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), engine problem:

Quote: "But passengers said there were some tense moments after the engine problem, which happened about 40 minutes before the plane was due to land. 'There was a loud bang ... and then the plane really started shaking,' said passenger Allison Sudiacal. 'It was like rattling and the plane was kind of shaking like boom, boom, boom.'"

Note: Looks like parts of the engine are gone. Engine explosion?

2018-02-13 - Person found burned to death in car near Goedewil (South Africa), tractor trailer bursts into flame separately:

Quote: "TRAC Spokesman Solange Soares Nicholson, said authorities discovered a burned body in the passenger seat of an Opel Corsa around 07:00. She confirmed that the incident occurred between Goedewil and Crossroads, on the Schoemanskloof Road. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this stage. Nicholson added that no damage was visible on the vehicle, and that no other vehicle was involved. 'Except for skid marks, there are no other signs of what could have happened,' she said."

Quote: "The scene where a truck caught fire on the N4 Crocodile Gorge this morning, has been cleared. Spokesman for the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison, Moeti Mmusi, said that a truck caught fire in the Crocodile Gorge at around 08:00. The exact cause has not yet been determined."

Note: This is the 336th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Transformer explodes and burns in coastal Dennis (Massachusetts), blackouts ensue:

2018-02-13 - Scrap metal business hit by fire, four shipping containers burn, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2018-02-13 - Scrap metal yard hit by fire at 3:14 AM, 5 tons of scrap metal burns, in coastal Erith (Britain):

Quote: "Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a scrap metal yard in Manor Road, Erith.  A pile of approximately five tonnes of scrap metal was alight. The Brigade was called at 0314 and the fire was under control by 0632. Fire crews from Erith, Bexley, Plumstead and Sidcup fire stations attended the scene."

2018-02-13 - Mount Agung erupts again on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2018-02-13 - Mud volcano erupts in New Grant on the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "At least three homes were evacuated and several cracks have appeared on the road as the Devil's Wood Yard mud volcano in New Grant, south of here, erupted early Tuesday. Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) have converged on the site of the volcano that began erupting at around 4.00 am (local time)."

2018-02-13 - Volcano Furnas shaken by earthquake swarm in the Azores:

2018-02-13 - Yellowstone supervolcano under strain from pressure in magma chamber:

2018-02-13 - Huge lava dome inflating with magma on the ocean floor south of Kyushu (Japan):

2018-02-13 - Girls collapsing from unknown cause at school in Jajarkot (Nepal), school closed for three weeks:

Quote: "With girl students collapsing in the classroom due to an unidentified disease, a school in Nalgadh Municipality has been shut for three weeks in Jajarkot. Panchayabhar Secondary School of the municipality will remain shut for three weeks as girl students started trembling and collapsing abruptly in the last few days. According to Hum Prakash Singh, the head teacher of the school, teaching-learning activities were adversely affected after the incident. According to Singh, at least 10 to 12 girls from Grade V to X were suffering from the mysterious disease every day."

Note: They don't know it's a disease, they're just guessing...

2018-02-13 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Milton Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Michigan couple is alive Tuesday after their house exploded and caught fire."

2018-02-13 - Home damaged by garage explosion and fire at 12:30 AM in Niles (Ohio):

Quote: "A neighbor tells 21 News she heard what sounded like an explosion just before a fire broke out inside a garage in Niles."

Quote: "No one was injured, but two vehicles in the garage were also destroyed."

2018-02-13 - Mobile home destroyed by explosion and fire near Haines City (Florida), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

Note: These are the 44th, 45th and 46th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Repertory Theatre rocked by basement explosion in Birmingham (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Vehicles and commercial building devastated by explosion and fire in coastal Selangor (Malaysia):

Quote: "A new white Perodua Myvi car was among the vehicles that were affected by the incident. The 29-year-old owner, who wanted to be identified only as Riduan, said he attempted to move his three-month-old car but was stopped by other employees as the front of the vehicle was already ablaze."

2018-02-13 - Historic market devastated by blaze at 3 AM in coastal Port-au-Prince (Haiti):

2018-02-13 - Drilling ship 'Sagar Bhushan' rocked by explosion and fire while docked in coastal Kochi (India), 5 killed, 15+ injured:

Note: This is the 194th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Tour bus for 'Portugal. The Man' bursts into flame while parked at concert venue in Iowa City (Iowa):

Note: This is the 102nd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, cop stops to help, tire explodes, on I-74 in Boone County (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 in Marion County near Monteagle (Tennessee):

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Chestnut Bypass in Centre (Alabama):

Note: These are the 337th, 338th and 339th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on Las Flores Canyon Road in coastal Malibu (California):

2018-02-13 - Truck bursts into flame on the Warrego Highway in Drillham (Australia):

2018-02-13 - Truck bursts into flame on the A1(M) near Dishforth (Britain):

2018-02-13 - RV, vehicle and shed destroyed by fire in Pineview (Florida):

Quote: "Fire destroyed a shed along with a motorhome and a vehicle under the shed Tuesday in the Pineview community north of Flomaton."

Note: This is the 70th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-13 - Van bursts into flame on the N15 near coastal Grange (Ireland):

2018-02-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Burnham Street in Turners Falls (Massachusetts):

2018-02-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road near Roulette (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-13 - In four separate incidents, SUV and car burst into flame, one car crashes and burns, and another car hits wall, in/near coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "One of the four injured was in critical condition after a car crashed and caught fire about 1 the 3000 block of South Dakota Avenue NE, according to the D.C. fire department. The fire was relatively small, and was quickly extinguished, the department said. Another car erupted in flames about 12:30 p.m. on 18th Street NW near M Street, just west of Connecticut Avenue. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. No injuries were reported, the fire department said. A witness said bystanders helped a street vendor pull his cart out of harm’s way. In the third fire incident, flames engulfed the front of a vehicle in Montgomery Village Avenue at N. Frederick Avenue, in the Gaithersburg area, the Montgomery County Fire Department said. In the Lorton area of southeastern Fairfax County, a car crashed into a house on Lorton Station Boulevard near Pohick Road. According to a witness, the car crossed a median and sheared at least two trees before pushing its front end partway through a siding wall."

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame at 6:30 AM at motel in Sheldon (Iowa):

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame on Colonial Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame at 6:48 AM on Johnston Road in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Delta (Canada):

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame on street in Long Sault (Canada):

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 in Bolventor (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Car bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on Brands Farm Way in Telford (Britain):

2018-02-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 1 AM on Ketch Creek Way near Lake Lawtonka (Oklahoma):

2018-02-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on Troy Lane in Decatur (Illinois):

2018-02-13 - Dolly trailer bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while being towed, near Tara (Australia):

2018-02-13 - Car and two homes go up in flames in Darby (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "At least one car had been burned out, smoldering in the alley, with flames flickering inside."

2018-02-13 - Car(s) and duplex destroyed by fire in Beaumont (Texas):

Quote: "'I lost all my money, all my keys to my car, it burnt up my other car and all my food,' says Carrington. 'I'm homeless.'"

2018-02-13 - Motorcycle and mobile home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Albany (Oregon):

Quote: "VanHorn said the two men lost everything in the fire, including a 2008 Honda motorcycle valued at about $6,000."

2018-02-13 - Barn and 1700 tons of straw go up in flames in Shottishan (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Storage facility destroyed by fire in Marion (Montana):

2018-02-13 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-02-13 - Industrial estate hit by fire at 11:28 PM, three warehouses go up in flames, in Greenford area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Garage destroyed by fire at 6:40 AM at home near Bend (Oregon):

2018-02-13 - Garage destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at home on Rockwood Drive in Arnold (Missouri):

2018-02-13 - Mobile home and utility shed destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Larimer (North Dakota), nobody there:

2018-02-13 - Home damaged by fire shortly before 5:30 AM on Watergate Lane in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-02-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee), nobody there:

2018-02-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Montgomery (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2018-02-13 - Home destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-02-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 7 AM in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "A firefighter was taken to the hospital with a medical condition but has already been released."

2018-02-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-02-13 - Mansion destroyed by fire in Highland Township (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-02-13 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2018-02-13 - Apartment building destroyed by huge fire in North Richland Hills (Texas):

2018-02-13 - Deadly fire burns home in Cicero (New York), 1 killed:

2018-02-13 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2018-02-13 - Vacant duplex destroyed by fire at 4:55 AM in Butte (Montana):

2018-02-13 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by massive fire on Burton Road in Ashby-de-la-Zouch (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Mother and daughter, 60 and 38, found dead in apartment in Lovingston (Virginia):

2018-02-13 - Two men, 25 and 28, die while cleaning septic tank in Bengaluru (India):

2018-02-13 - Two men, 60 and 65, die within 2 hours while snorkeling in the Cayman Islands:

2018-02-13 - Two teen boys, 16 and 17, die in pond in Elerampura (India):

2018-02-13 - Man, 47, firefighter, collapses at son's baseball game, dies shortly later, in Midwest City (Oklahoma):

2018-02-13 - Man, 61, dies while driving at 6:35 AM, SUV veers off road and crashes, in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "He died of a medical problem, not as a result of any injuries from the crash, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said."

2018-02-13 - Woman, 68, has 'medical episode' while driving, car hits hydrant, woman dies shortly later, in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "A St. Albans woman died after suffering an apparent medical episode and crashing her car in Jamaica on Tuesday. At 3:01 p.m. on Feb. 13, police responded to a 911 call regarding a vehicle collision near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 177th Street. Upon their arrival, officers found Gloria Ingram, 68, of Elmira Avenue, unconscious and unresponsive behind the wheel."

2018-02-13 - Woman in her 40s found dead in submerged car in the Flint River in Oglethorpe (Georgia):

2018-02-13 - Middle-aged man drops dead near his truck on road near Reed (Kentucky):

2018-02-13 - Man, 65, found dead near his home in Griffithville (Arkansas):

2018-02-13 - Man, around 50, found dead in sleeping bag near business in Billings (Montana):

2018-02-13 - Woman found dead in North End Lake in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):

2018-02-13 - Man, 66, found dead in three-wheeler in Matale on the island of Sri Lanka:

2018-02-13 - Man, around 50, found dead near Ranbir Canal in Jammu (India):

2018-02-13 - Man crashes SUV with car, gets out, has 'medical episode' and dies, in Etherly Moor (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died following a car crash in which he appeared initially to get out of unscathed. The driver of a Rover 45 was involved in the collision with another vehicle at noon today on the B6282 at Etherley Moor, Bishop Auckland. Bishop Auckland Police said both drivers of the red Rover and grey Vauxhall Corsa pulled over to the side of the road and got out of their vehicles after the crash. However, the driver of the Rover collapsed and suffered what police described as being an apparent 'medical episode'."

2018-02-13 - Man, 21, talented rugby player, found dead in Hendy (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Man found dead in alley in Oldham (Britain):

2018-02-13 - Man, 28, has 'medical condition', pickup slams through wall in Wahpeton (North Dakota):

Quote: "Suffering a medical condition while driving, a Wahpeton man crashed his vehicle through a wall at the Heritage Square complex in Wahpeton."

2018-02-13 - Woman has 'medical episode', car slams into home, in Westhoughton (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver, who suffered what police are describing as 'minor injuries' is suspected to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel."

2018-02-13 - Small plane crash-lands in paddock near airport in Luskintyre (Australia), engine failure, 1 lightly injured:

2018-02-13 - Small plane crashes near Hasselt (Belgium), 2 killed:

2018-02-13 - School bus and car crash, near Caherconlish (Ireland), 26 injured:

2018-02-13 - Tanker truck overturns on street in Redlands (California):

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer crashes off highway, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-35 near Emporia (Kansas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Trooper Pat McCormack with the Kansas Highway Patrol says it's unknown if the driver had a medical incident that caused the crash."

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer crashes into median and overturns, on Highway 13 near Central City (Iowa):

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer crashes into median and overturns, on I-57 near Springfield (Illinois):

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 140 near Armuchee (Georgia):

2018-02-13 - Garbage truck veers off road, slams into camping store, in coastal Brisbane (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Crash examiners are still investigating what happened, but it appears Mr Miller may have suffered a medical incident."

2018-02-13 - Minibus taxi and SUV collide head-on, in Mnandi (South Africa), 14 injured:

2018-02-13 - Van hits passenger bus head-on, in Punjab Province (Pakistan), 6 killed, 20 injured:

2018-02-13 - Car hits median just after 1 AM, tractor trailer hits car and bursts into flame, on I-17 in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-02-13 - Two cars collide head-on, in Santa Rosa (California), 4 injured:

2018-02-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into vehicles in parking lot, in Vigo County (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical issue may have played a part in the accident where Jill Riggle lost control of her vehicle, crossed into oncoming traffic and then off the road, over an embankment and onto the Toyota dealership lot. Riggle’s vehicle then collided with three vehicles on the lot."

2018-02-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into culvert, in O'Fallon (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "Cavins said there is no evidence of driver impairment. He said the crash was possibly due to an unexplained medical condition."

2018-02-13 - Car veers into median, hits two teenagers, in Roxbury area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2018-02-13 - Coyotes attack and kill pet dog in Edmonton (Canada):

2018-02-13 - Sinkhole opens on street in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-02-13 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-13 - Man, 68, falls into the water and disappears in Lake Coeur d'Alene (Idaho):

2018-02-13 - Sea level rise is accelerating:

2018-02-13 - Effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies falls far short of reductions promised in Paris Agreement:

2018-02-13 - Cape Town now projected to run out of drinking water in early June:

Quote: "The drought in Cape Town, South Africa, has been declared a national disaster. The decision was made after "a reassessment of the extent and severity of the current drought." Cape Town has been in a drought for three years. Officials previously said 'Day Zero,' the day the city is supposed to completely run out of water, would happen in April. But thanks to water saving measures, that date has been pushed to June 4."

2018-02-13 - Water crisis looms in Pakistan:

2018-02-13 - Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes Beijing (China):

2018-02-13 - Dust storm hits Melbourne (Australia):

2018-02-13 - Fearsome Cyclone Gita churns across Tonga, heads toward Vanuatu:

2018-02-13 - Tropical Storm Sanba pummels the Philippine Islands, 4+ killed:

2018-02-13 - Fierce storm hits Tasmania (Australia), blackouts ensue:

2018-02-13 - Heavy snow hits the coast of the Sea of Japan in Japan:

2018-02-13 - Temp hits -65C in Nunavut (Canada), Eskimos advised to stay inside:

2018-02-13 - Spectacular sun halo spotted over northern Sweden:

2018-02-13 - Parasitic brain-eating pork worm surgically removed from man's eye in Florida:

2018-02-13 - Man, 49, goes missing while skiing in Lake Placid (New York), shows up days later with memory loss in Sacramento (California):

2018-02-13 - Enormous wild boar dubbed 'Pigzilla' caught rummaging in bins near primary school in Hong Kong (China):

Note: Wow, that's one big boar...

2018-02-13 - Man, pastor, married, found in car with young bound naked man, in Munhall (Pennsylvania), says he was counseling the young man:

Note: 'Counsel me harder, pastor, harder!'


  1. Helluva post today, Jonny. All KINDZA weird shit happ'nin'!
    What's with all the magma rising around the globe? Gravity pull from the sun (or Nibiru) isn't a factor. So the Earth's internal clock maybe waking up the magma in time for our dismissal from the planet as bad actors? Or maybe it doesn't have anything to do with humanity, it's just time for a change.

    I already miss the beauty, wonder and warm feeling that nature engenders, 'cause now it's all polluted, dyin, and no longer around.

    i'll be back to post later. My granddaughter overslept and needs a ride to school via Tom's taxi!


    This was pretty funny!

  3. awright, um back

    [start with a little fun]
    Sleepwalking alligator forces police to stop traffic

    [short news video]

    Trump backs 25-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax hike: senator

    U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed hiking the federal gasoline tax by 25 cents a gallon in a meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday about funding his infrastructure spending proposal, a Democratic lawmaker said.

    Last month, the [short sighted and profit driven] U.S. Chamber of Commerce backed hiking fuel taxes by 25 cents a gallon, which it said would raise $394 billion over the next 10 years [and stifle already low demand]. [more]

    Farewell to a pioneering pollution sensor - NASA retires failing Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer

    Dead sperm whale leaves stink in the air at Papamoa Beach, New Zealand

    [wait'il there's millions of dead people lying around unattended]

    Dust storm hits Melbourne, Australia

    Four people killed by landslide in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Sanba hits (VIDEOS)

    [2 videos under 3 min. and some text and pics]

    Record snowfall piles up around the world

    [so this is a clear indication that the prediction of more precipitation due to more water vapor in the atmosphere is TRUE]

    Unusual hailstorm kills 2 and damages crops in India

    the heavy rainfall has destroyed most of the winter crop that was ready to be harvested. [more]

    [with every marine die-off example and all the other animal deaths through poaching, lightning and other causes, and with all the damage to crops from erratic weather, there's LESS FOOD]

    [more below]

  4. Thursday, 15 February 2018
    Record low Arctic sea ice

    NEVER has there been so little sea ice on this planet

    [just wait til next year . .]

    Gas Tanker Crosses Arctic In Winter Without Icebreaker Escort For The First Time

    In what amounts to something of a troubling metaphor, a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) has made history: it’s now the first commercial ship to traverse the Arctic’s northern sea route in winter.

    Back in August 2017, another LNG tanker achieved the same feat in the summer, once again without an icebreaker escort. Clearly, it’s now possible in even harsher winter conditions.

    As it so happens, Arctic sea ice is, without a doubt both thinning and shrinking over time. [more]

    [so we're gonna "take advantage" of that and in the process make things that much worse!]

    [so expect more of this]
    Extreme weather and climate report - 02/13.2018

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #93 (February 6th-13th 2018)

    [~ 44.5 min. video compilation]

    The cost to NZ insurance from extreme weather events

    Extreme weather events in 2017 cost insurers $2.5 billion
    New Zealand insurers settled a record 70,000 claims totalling more than $2.5 billion from extreme events in 2017.

    [anybody addin' this up?]

    Thursday, 15 February 2018
    Cyclone Gita headed for NZ - landfall next week

    Cyclone Gita's eye grows even larger, now over 100km wide
    Cyclone Gita's eye has grown even larger, NIWA warns - and it is heading towards New Zealand.

    [they keep getting ever worse, doing more damage each time now]

    [4 min. weather video at the top; ~ 18.5 min. video of damage to Tonga at the bottom; text and weather prediction maps]

    [in case anyone is following this stuff]
    "The present Q is NOT the real Q"

    the ‘new’ Q does have access to real intelligence but this also comes with other material that is clearly fallacious and designed to throw people off the scent.

    This is called a psyop. [more incl. ~ 54 min. video explanation]

    China launched a rocket on February 12, 2018… And it seems that some parts crashed back to the Earth, damaging residential buildings

    On February 12, 2018, China launched a rocket successfully from the Province of Sichuan. But while every space powers are favoring reentries in uninhabited areas, Chinese have decided that their space junk could fall anywhere… even into densely populated areas, directly onto residential homes, like bombs from the skies. [more]

  5. 63 here in s.e. PA, gettin' a workout rakin' up leaves and debris and dumpin' em someplace else on my property. It's insanity - sprucing up for the end of our species (@ least wrt me) I expect in the next 5 years. I actually enjoy doing it, too. Keeps me healthy, until it doesn't (like when I got Lyme via tick bite a few years back).

    There's some good programs to listen to in the background while doing whatever else - SBG from yesterday. Lots of topics covered in the various links to video mtl above.

    Here's Guy's latest interview with Gary Null for the first half of his show.

    It's linked directly from here:

    Heavy rains cause widespread flooding across Jakarta, Indonesia

    Northeast Ohio residents report hearing loud boom, ground shaking

    Three skiers killed by avalanche in the Pyrenees, France

  6. Heavy rains cause widespread flooding across Jakarta, Indonesia

    Beach cam captures meteor fireball lighting up the skies over Dawlish, UK

    Possible meteor fireball reported in southeast Newfoundland

    Danielle Dewling was outside her house just before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when she noticed a dazzling sight in the sky.

    She says she looked up and saw a big flash of orange streaking through the sky that looked like a meteor from the movie 'Armageddon.' [more]

    Have you ever seen ice stars?

    What the heck is going on over this small frozen pond of Slavkov-u-Brna, Czech Republic. I have never seen that! It really looks like stars… like ice stars or natural fractals. Have you ever seen ice stars? Pictures were taken by Petr HykÅ¡ on February 14, 2018. [more; Mandelbrot would smile]

    More than 500 birds killed by hailstorm in India – Bees attacking the parakeets too

    And again, hundreds of birds falling from the sky! This time, over 500 birds, mostly parakeets, killed in a powerful hailstorm that hit Bhandara and Gondia districts in India on February 13, 2018. 460 parakeets fall down from the trees in the Tumsar town of Bhangade district alone. [more]

    [this phenomenon only happens for less than 2 weeks in Feb.]
    From February 15 to 26, the “Horse Tail” waterfall in Yosemite becomes FIREFALL around 5-6 pm every day

    In the second half of February, a beautiful phenomenon can be observed in Yosemite National Park (California, USA). From February 15 to 26, every day around 5-6 pm, the “Horse Tail” waterfall will become a firefall due to an optical illusion caused by the angle of incidence of the sun rays during sunset.[more; stunning pics]

    [more below]

  7. Mini ozone hole appears over western Canada

    On February 7, 2018, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service or CAMS, has successfully predicted the appearance of an ozone mini-hole over western Canada on February 12 or 13. Sudden stratospheric warmings like the one currently in progress have been shown to precede the formation of these localized ozone depletion events. [more]

    Geomagnetic storms from sunspot AR2699 CME and a stream of solar wind from massive coronal hole to hit Earth's magnetic field today

    In Search Of "Perfect" Capitalism

    The reason perfect capitalism doesn't exist is because we don't live in a perfect world. Therefore, instead of trying to "get back" to something that can't exist, we should focus on getting back to something that actually works...

    Of all economic bloggers, in my opinion, David Stockman is the smartest. I always learn something from him, even when I disagree with him. Like now

    First off, while he puts Monetary Policy at the center of economic disaster, I see Monetary Policy as handmaiden to economic disintegration. The underlying cause however was this abiding fantasy of *free* trade. Forty years of U.S. free trade has been handsomely paid for in terms of factories, jobs, industries, human degradation, family dissolution, mass shootings, and colossal debts. Trade deficits axiomatically require debt accumulation. Moreover, the world will always have poor countries eager to entice investment, so "competitive" debasement of labour and industrial standards is a first order fool's errand. [more]

  8. Wow, it's freakin' 79F here right now! Almost 80 degrees, in February. Gonna turn on the AC!

    1. It's 71 degrees right now at 8:20 PM. The roller coaster weather this winter has been nuts. Beckwith better start capturing that carbon! Lol...

  9. Just checked the record high for this date too - the record WAS 69F, in 1972. Blew waaaaaaay past that record.

  10. 74 F here...supposed to drop 50 degrees over night though and be back in the 40's tomorrow.