Saturday, February 17, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-16

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

2018-02-16 - Unknown foul odor regularly hitting coastal Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "Data from GAF shows that of 18 occurrences when the smell was reported, 16 of those times GAF was not even running their machinery. Also, the wind direction at the time of each occurrence does not correspond with the smell originating from GAF manufacturing."

Quote: "Now that GAF has been cleared as the source of the odor and the other company is not currently running operations, the question remains, 'Where is the smell coming from?'"

Note: The Gulf of Mexico is right there. If a big enough and concentrated enough cloud of hydrogen sulfide blows in off the Gulf of Mexico then that whole city could drop dead and/or go up in flames...

2018-02-16 - Unknown gas odor hits Sullivan (Wisconsin):

Quote: "According to a post on the Sullivan Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page last night, multiple agencies responded to reports of a natural gas odor in Sullivan. Another post around 8 p.m. indicated no source for the gas odor was found and first responders were cleared from the scene."

2018-02-16 - Man burns to death in burning pickup truck near Stanley (North Dakota):

2018-02-16 - Recycling warehouse destroyed by huge fire near the Iowa River in Iowa City (Iowa):

Quote: "The fire broke out Friday afternoon at the building at the corner of E. Benton Street and Capitol Street along the Iowa River."

2018-02-16 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 5 AM in Hopewell (Virginia):

2018-02-16 - Garbage facility ravaged by deadly fire in Qingyuan (China), 9 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-16 - Roaring subway track fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-02-16 - Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes near the coast in Oaxaca (Mexico):

2018-02-16 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #94, February 13th-16th 2018:

2018-02-16 - Apartment building damaged by basement explosion near Bologna (Italy), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 49th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-02-16 - More than 40 homes destroyed by inferno in the wee hours in Savani (India), dozens of cattle killed:

2018-02-16 - Fishing ship 'Danko' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Nakhodka (Russia):

Quote: "The fire occurred in the fish production plant towards the stern of the vessel. The crew members were evacuated. Firefighters arrived on scene within 10 minutes and fought the fire which covered an area of 50 square metres. "

2018-02-16 - Cargo boat bursts into flame near coastal Reethi Beach Resort (Maldives):

2018-02-16 - Boat, two pickup trucks and garage destroyed by fire and explosions at home in Rigby (Idaho), nobody there:

Quote: "The witness, Kris Dye, says the garage fire caused a boat and two trucks to explode. Dye also said propane tanks and ammo were in the garage."

2018-02-16 - Barge bursts into flame at Willowbridge Marina on Stoke Road in Stoke Hammond (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 16 February, 9.23am Boat fire (65ft Dutch barge) on dry land, Willowbridge Marina, Stoke Road, Stoke Hammond. One appliance and crew from Bletchley, one from Broughton, two from Great Holm and two officers attended. Firefighters used two main jets, two hose reels, four sets of breathing apparatus, a portable pump and a PPV (positive pressure ventilation) fan."

Note: These are the 200th, 201st, 202nd and 203rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 11:05 PM on I-75 in Houston County (Georgia):

2018-02-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near Kalimpong (India):

Note: These are the 107th and 108th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 near Crab Orchard (West Virginia):

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 in Danbury (Connecticut):

2018-02-16 - Tractor, UTV, golf cart and barn go up in flames near Bokes Creek Township (Ohio), some goats killed:

Quote: "A tractor, gator, and golf cart were damaged in the blaze."

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A55 near Chester (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Tractor (bulldozer) bursts into flame in North Wingfield (Britain):

Note: These are the 358th, 359th, 360th, 361st and 362nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-16 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Route 206 in Roxbury Township (New Jersey):

2018-02-16 - RV bursts into flame while parked near 10th Avenue and Corona in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-02-16 - RV bursts into flame on street in Cathedral City (California):

2018-02-16 - RV and mobile home destroyed by fire in Hamilton City (California):

Quote: "When they arrived a single wide mobile home and a motor home parked in back of the property were fully engulfed in flames."

Note: These are the 74th, 75th and 76th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-16 - School van bursts into flame in Gwalior (India), 11 children burned:

2018-02-16 - Van bursts into flame on Station Parade in Denham Green (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 16 February, 3.59pm Van on fire, Station Parade, Denham Green. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-02-16 - SUV bursts into flame on US 81 in Cloud County (Kansas), woman burned:

Quote: "A Miltonvale woman was injured Friday, February 16th after a vehicle she was a passenger in caught fire in southern Cloud County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1996 Chevy Blazer being driven by Aaron Clairmont, 46 of Miltonvale, was traveling northbound on US Highway 81 near Milo Road around noon Friday when the vehicle caught fire."

2018-02-16 - Two SUVs go up in flames while parked on Marine Parade in coastal Instow (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in Emporia (Kansas):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame in garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Moreau (New York):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame at home in Effingham (Illinois):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M50 near Dundrum (Ireland):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Swindon (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame at 12:05 AM on Fossway in York (Britain):

Quote: "Fossway, York Time of call 00:05 York firecrew extinguished a car which was well alight by use of a hosereel jet."

2018-02-16 - Car bursts into flame on the A590 in Ayside (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Ayside Grange-over-sands 16 Feb 2018 At 6.29pm firefighters attended to a car fire on the A590 on Ayside Grange-over-sands. Crews used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The car was moved to a safe position to not block the layby."

2018-02-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Abbott Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Toothill, Swindon (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Snaygill Industrial Estate in Skipton (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire – Snaygill Industrial Estate, Skipton Time of call: 10:20 An appliance from Skipton attended this incident and extinguished the fire which was confined to the engine compartment using 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets."

2018-02-16 - RV trailer destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM near Yuma (Arizona):

2018-02-16 - Three vehicles and auto shop go up in flames at 7:37 AM near Black River Falls (Wisconsin), nobody there:

Quote: "A fire damaged three vehicles and caused serious heat and smoke damage Thursday morning at McCullough's Service and Repair north of Black River Falls."

2018-02-16 - Barn destroyed by fire before 7:30 AM near Motley (Minnesota), 17+ cows and some chickens killed:

2018-02-16 - Wildfire grows to 1900 acres in Taney County near Reuter (Missouri):

2018-02-16 - Boxes of stuff burst into flame inside commercial building in Sun Valley (California):

Quote: "She said several boxes and 'unknown contents' were burning."

2018-02-16 - Warehouse damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:

2018-02-16 - Church destroyed by fire in Troup (Texas):

2018-02-16 - Home damaged by fire in Flint Township (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-02-16 - Waterfront home heavily damaged by fire on Mariners Walk Way in coastal Middle River (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-02-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM in Richland (Washington):

2018-02-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:40 AM in Sioux Falls (South Dakota), nobody there:

2018-02-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana), dog killed, nobody there:

2018-02-16 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Titusville (Florida), nobody there:

2018-02-16 - Home destroyed by fire in Standish (Maine), nobody there:

2018-02-16 - Home destroyed by fire in Hamilton (Ohio), nobody there:

2018-02-16 - Two homes go up in flames in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-02-16 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM in Waterloo (Iowa), 2 injured:

2018-02-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4 AM on Pond Avenue in Brookline (Massachusetts):

2018-02-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Bedford (Texas):

2018-02-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 1 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-02-16 - Apartment building and bar destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in Charleston (Illinois):

2018-02-16 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:29 PM in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-02-16 - Deadly fire burns home on Crooked Brook Drive in Dunkirk (New York), 1 killed:

2018-02-16 - Deadly fire destroys home before 5 AM in the Town of Green Lake (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-02-16 - Deadly fire destroys home in Netawaka (Kansas), 2 killed:

2018-02-16 - Vacant home burns at 11:30 PM in Streator (Illinois):

2018-02-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Greencastle (Missouri):

2018-02-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Vivian (Louisiana):

2018-02-16 - Vacant convent burns in Mount Vernon (New York):

2018-02-16 - Unprecedented death of millions of tons of marine life around the world is increasing:

2018-02-16 - Record number of cetaceans washed up dead on Irish coasts in 2017:

2018-02-16 - Couple, 64 and 65, drop dead in mobile home in Bellevue (Nebraska), 1 mile from the Missouri River:

2018-02-16 - Seven workers die while cleaning waste tank in Moram (India):

2018-02-16 - Three men, 20, 23 and 25, die in the water at waterfall in Sungai Sendat (Malaysia):

2018-02-16 - Person has 'medical issue; and drops dead at 5:20 AM at motel, then fire breaks out, in Auburn (Washington):

Quote: "No one was injured in the blaze, and police later said the deceased victim at the motel had died of an unrelated cause before the fire - related to some kind of medical issue."

2018-02-16 - Man collapses and dies on sidewalk in Necedah (Wisconsin):

2018-02-16 - Man, 62, drops dead near Zimmerman Lake Road in Stone Station (South Carolina):

2018-02-16 - Man, 72, found dead on the shore of Lake Waccamaw (North Carolina):

2018-02-16 - Man, 50, found dead at mine in Butte (Montana), possible toppler:

2018-02-16 - Man in his 60s dies in the water while looking for abalone near coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "Conditions on the water appeared to be calm at the marina."

2018-02-16 - Woman, 61, found dead at vacant home in coastal Belize City (Belize):

2018-02-16 - Man, 83, found dead in duck pond near his home in Ban Wang Nam Khiew (Thailand):

2018-02-16 - Boy, 16, dies in the water at beach in coastal Kijal (Malaysia):

2018-02-16 - Man found dead in Walker Park in Newcastle upon Tyne (Britain), 2100 feet from the River Tyne:

2018-02-16 - Man found dead in the Grand Union Canal in Hayes (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Man, 19, found dead in park in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2018-02-16 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

Quote: "A plane flying from London to Houston has made an emergency landing in Scotland. The United Airlines flight diverted to Edinburgh due to a medical emergency on Friday."

2018-02-16 - Man, 42, loses consciousness, van plows into restaurant, in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 7 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver of the van, 42-year-old David Lanier lost consciousness before the crash. He was treated at the scene and released."

2018-02-16 - Woman has 'medical emergency', car crashes into wall, in Palm Springs (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "It was just before 5 in the afternoon on Thursday February 15th, when the woman suffered a medical emergency while driving her car eastbound on East Palm Canyon Drive near Escoba Drive."

2018-02-16 - Man, 49, has 'medical emergency', two cars crash, in coastal Antioch (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police and medical personnel arrived at the scene and found the driver, who appeared to have a medical emergency. Although life-saving measures were taken, the man, a 49-year-old Berkeley resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision."

2018-02-16 - Man has 'medical episode' and goes into cardiac arrest, car hits tree, in Weoley Castle (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of a car which collided with a tree in Weoley Castle this morning is believed to have suffered a 'medical episode' shortly before the crash. Ambulance crews arrived to find a bystander performing CPR on the man, who was in cardiac arrest."

2018-02-16 - Passenger plane lands at airport, skids off runway, in Mashhad (Iran), landing gear problem:

2018-02-16 - Military jet crashes near coastal Izmir (Turkey), 2 killed:

Quote: "A military statement said the SF-260D light trainer plane went down on Friday after taking off from Cigli air base near the Aegean port city of Izmir."

2018-02-16 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Longmont (Colorado), 2 injured:

2018-02-16 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Tierpoort (South Africa), 5 injured:

2018-02-16 - Military helicopter crashes while surveying earthquake damage in coastal Oaxaca (Mexico), 13 killed, 15 injured:

Quote: "A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground."

2018-02-16 - Freight train derails in Edmonton (Canada):

2018-02-16 - Passenger bus veers off road, hits pole, in Phang Nga (Thailand), 1 killed, 19 injured:

2018-02-16 - Huge concrete pump truck crashes through median, bursts into flame, hits vehicles head-on, in Rialto (California), 5 killed:

Quote: "The big rig was traveling westbound on the 10 shortly before 1 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, it veered toward the median, crashed through the guardrail and burst into flames near the Riverside Avenue exit, according to CHP Officer Brian Alvarez. The massive vehicle, apparently a concrete pump truck, continued to travel across all eastbound lanes, striking multiple other vehicles, he said."

2018-02-16 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on Highway 10 near Detroit Lakes (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-10 in St. Martin Parish (Louisiana):

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer crashes through median then goes off road, on I-78 near Hellertown (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-77 in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-90 in Auburn (Massachusetts):

2018-02-16 - Tractor trailer crashes off road at 2 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Port Melbourne (Australia), 1 injured:

2018-02-16 - Box truck veers off road and overturns, on I-15 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2018-02-16 - SUV crashes off bridge, near Latta (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Pontotoc County man was injured after driving off a bridge near Latta. A Pontotoc County man was injured after driving off a bridge near Latta. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said it happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday on County Road 1560 about 3 miles West of Latta. Troopers say the man driving might have had a medical emergency causing him to go off the road."

2018-02-16 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on Brighton Dam Road in Brookville (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-02-16 - Car crashes off Rock Creek Parkway, lands in Rock Creek, in coastal Washington DC, 1 injured:

2018-02-16 - Three otters try to drown woman's dog in Victoria (Canada):

2018-02-16 - Pipe ruptures and spews a million gallons of wastewater in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

Quote: "One million gallons of wastewater spilled after a 36 inch rupture caused structural failure, says the City of Port Arthur. The wastewater was noticed by homeowners like Manuel Cardenas, who lives near the spill and said his kids were physically sick from the smell."

2018-02-16 - Woman collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at shopping center in Langney (Britain), 1 mile from the ocean:

Note: Shop 'til you drop!

2018-02-16 - Guy McPherson interview with Gary Null - 'We are in the stage of acceleration':

2018-02-16 - Warming in the winter darkness of the Arctic:

2018-02-16 - Earthquake swarm hits the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands (Spain):

2018-02-16 - Hailstorms cause extensive damage to crops in 984 villages across Madhya Pradesh (India):

2018-02-16 - Blizzard hits Kyrgyzstan, airport departures halted:

2018-02-16 - The polar vortex just split into a double vortex - cold temps for Europe will persist:

2018-02-16 - How microplastics are contaminating seabirds in the remote Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2018-02-16 - Meteor spotted over Oregon, Washington and British Columbia (Canada):

2018-02-16 - Experts admit in mainstream news that mutations in virus caused by flu shot have worsened the epidemic:

2018-02-16 - Record flu season causes concerns global pandemic is not far off:

2018-02-16 - Multiple cities being invaded by wild coyotes in southern Ontario (Canada):

2018-02-16 - Wrong place, wrong time - rare eastern imperial eagle turns up in Denmark:


  1. Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N. and any other readers. I trust we're all still here after another week of craziness.

    We got about 2" snow overnight, but it's going to hit 43 F today, so it'll all melt off. I planted lettuce seeds in the back garden yesterday, which is the earliest I've ever planted anything. Predictions are for 70 degree weather by mid-week.

    Toronto firefighter who vanished on N.Y. ski trip found in Calif.

    Filippidis, a 28-year veteran of the Toronto Fire Department, had been visiting Whiteface Mountain for a ski retreat with about eight colleagues, the union boss said. As his pals called it quits for the day, Filippidis went out for one last ski run the afternoon of Feb. 7 and never returned.
    He told Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies he may have suffered a head injury while skiing.
    Filippidis remembers being in a “big rig-style truck” and sleeping for much of the ride, sheriff spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton told the Post-Standard. When he was dropped off in downtown Sacramento, the sergeant said Filippidis got a haircut.

    Boy killed by pack of dogs in Jharkhand, India

    Ten persons were bitten by stray dogs in the last 24 hours including a six-year-old boy, Monu Kumar , who succumbed to the injuries while another five-year-old boy Manu Kumar is battling for his life in a Steel City hospital.On Friday evening, the two minors along with their third sibling - seven-year-old Sonu Kumar - were playing on the field about a kilometre away from their house when a pack of dogs attacked them. [more]

    Sunday, 18 February 2018
    The dangers of thinning ozone

    Ozone NOT Protected Scientists Say

    Lead author Jeffrey Benca explains we underestimated the risk of significant harm from thinning ozone, and misunderstand the hidden process of mass extinction. [more]

    The loss of oxygen

    Global Warming Zaps Oxygen

    A recent scientific study reveals disturbing loss of ocean oxygen.

    According to Denise Breitburg, lead author marine ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: “The decline in ocean oxygen ranks among the most serious effects of human activities on the Earth’s environment.” (Source: The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath, University of Californian-San Diego, Science Daily, January 4, 2018) [more; McPherson once again correct]

    Toxic chemicals from hidden military bases revealed by warming of the Arctic

    The U.S. Military Secret That Was Just Revealed by Climate Change
    Once thought buried and frozen forever, toxic chemicals from hidden military bases now risk leaking. [more]

    ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’

    President Niinist√∂ in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’

    [WHEN we lose the Arctic . .]

    [more below]

  2. Update on Cyclone Gita as it approaches NZ

    Weather: Cyclone Gita could be the southernmost tropical cyclone ever

    Cyclone Gita could break a record by striking further south than any previous tropical cyclone, according to one forecaster.

    The tropical cyclone is now classified as a strong Category 2 as it moves through the Pacific, where it is making a U-turn toward middle New Zealand. [more]

    [includes embedded article]
    Civil Defence says be ready for power cuts, water outages

    Low sea ice in the Antarctica

    In the Southern Hemisphere, after January 11 sea ice began tracking low, leading to a January average extent that was the second lowest on record. The lowest extent for this time of year was in 2017. Extent is below average in the Ross Sea and the West Amundsen Seas, while elsewhere extent remains close to average. [more]

    Sea ice tracking low in both hemispheres

    Global sea ice is at record lows IN WINTER!

    Alaska's Bering Sea Lost a Third of Its Ice in Just 8 Days

    5 Dead In Fiery I-10 Crash: Report [UPDATED]

    Five people are reportedly dead in a major crash that's blocking Interstate 10 in the Inland Empire this afternoon, reports indicate. ABC7 says authorities at the scene confirmed there were multiple deaths and the news outlet says "at least" five were killed.

    It appears that a semi-truck crashed through the westbound center divider and then into the eastbound lanes. It then burst into flames [more]

    Far More Methane Leaking at Oil, Gas Sites in Pennsylvania than Reported

    Drawing from peer-reviewed research based on measurements collected downwind of oil and gas sites, along with government data, the EDF analysis estimates that the state's oil and gas wells and infrastructure leak more than 520,000 tons of methane annually, largely due to faulty equipment.

    The underreporting of methane leaks in Pennsylvania is part of a nationwide pattern that peer-reviewed studies have uncovered in recent years as scientists compare federal and state statistics to data they gather on the ground and in aircraft flyovers.[more]

    [continued below]

  3. Bat Swarms Tracked by Weather Radar Reveal Earlier Migration as Planet Warms

    Scientists say the shift follows the effect climate change is having on insect populations, and warn it could disrupt bats' critical role as pest control for farms. [more; so crop probs.]

    Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water

    A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests [more; of course]

    Forest Service cuts air tankers by one-third

    [after a record fire in CA?]

    Type 1 large helicopters on exclusive use contracts have already been cut from 34 to 28. [more]

    Structure burns near Hominy, Oklahoma, starts vegetation fire

    Jerry Messinger sent us this photo he took of the Kemohah Fire that started in a structure near Hominy, OK. Firefighters knocked it down after it burned 166 acres. Other structures, he said, were saved. Firefighters were challenged by strong winds and 80-degree temperatures. [more]

    The Bonfire Of The Sanities

    America's primary export is bullshit. Unfortunately, 70 year-old degenerates can't solve the problem. They are the problem...

    Don't get me wrong, I like Donny. He reminds me of my crack-addict born-again relatives reveling in their sanctimonious hypocrisy. If we could only ignore their past decades of wanton debauchery we can pretend that they are now our sacrosanct moral leaders. We are trapped in an old age Idiocracy. The Matrix, if you will. It's flickering like a dying incandescent, to be sure, as the walls of this fabrication prattle with approaching gun fire. [more; i think he actually believes the Russia-hack b.s.]

  4. [in case anyone think crop failure can't happen here]
    Snow, record cold to plunge southward through western US

    The same storm that caused officials to close a section of Interstate 90 in Washington on Saturday will continue to spread snow and unusually cold air across the western United States early this week.

    A hard freeze is expected to grip California's Central Valley Monday night with similar conditions possible on Tuesday night.

    Father and daughter killed by avalanche in the French Alps

    The fatal incident came just hours after a separate avalanche in Switzerland which wounded two other skiers. [more]

    Dead oarfish discovered on the coast of Barra, Philippines and also Peru

    12 houses destroyed and 50 evacuated after mud avalanche engulfs Puerto Venus, Colombia (videos and pictures)

    Partial solar eclipse of February 15, 2018 in pictures – Second eclipse within 2 weeks after total lunar eclipse on January 31

    An eclipse never comes alone! The partial solar eclipse of February 15, 2018, is the second eclipse this season after the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018. The sky event was visible in southern South America, including many locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and in Antarctica as well as from some areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Now, if you missed this amazing space weather phenomenon, live it now in pictures below [more; see pics]

  5. Watching the evening news, the Phila. fire dept. was still pouring water on that apartment fire you reported on early this morning - like 15 hours later! Geez

    Record number of 280 snowy owls counted in Wisconsin this winter

    New Yellowstone earthquake swarm: Fears for deadly SUPERVOLCANO ERUPTION after 12 quakes in one day and specialists say the volcano is under strain

    The largest and most dangerous volcano in the United States is suddenly experiencing dozens of small earthquakes, most only minutes apart, and experts are suddenly getting concerned that the Yellowstone Super-Volcano may be heading toward an eruption. It is UNDER STRAIN, they say! Yellowstone has been hit by 12 small earthquakes today. All of today’s earthquakes struck near Maple Creek and measured 2.9 or less in magnitude. While all the quakes were relatively small, it does point to an increasingly volatile geological landscape at the park. 46 earthquakes have been measured since February 12, 2018 at this exact same spot! [more]