Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-20

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

2018-02-20 - Jessie Lake spewing hydrogen sulfide in Alberta near Bonnyville (Canada):

Quote: "This summer, the LICA plans on conducting further water testing after air quality samples taken by the organization last year revealed high levels of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas coming from the lake."

2018-02-20 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates government building in Towson (Maryland), 8 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A Baltimore County government building was evacuated on Tuesday after officials say there was 'an odor of gas'. The odor was reported at 111 W. Chesapeake Ave in Towson."

2018-02-20 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes across Oconee County (South Carolina):

2018-02-20 - Underground electrical explosion and fire destroy car and taxi, in coastal Bronx (New York):

2018-02-20 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Washington DC:

2018-02-20 - Transformer bursts into flame in East Whiteland Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-20 - US F-16 fighter jet bursts into flame, plane dumps fuel and makes emergency landing, on the island of Honshu (Japan):

Quote: "A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet caught fire in flight early Feb. 20, forcing the pilot to dump two fuel tanks into Lake Ogawarako in northern Aomori Prefecture. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera touched upon the incident involving the plane based at Misawa Air Base during a morning news conference. The fire broke out in the engine after the F-16 took off around 8:40 a.m."

Quote: "The U.S. Air Force said in a statement that an F-16 jet assigned to Misawa Air Base dumped the external fuel tanks after developing an engine fire while flying above Lake Ogawara."

Note: This is the 21st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-20 - Five or more high-end RVs and RV business devastated by huge fire in Fresno County (California):

Quote: "When the blaze broke out inside the building, estimated at about 12,000 square feet, five to eight 'Class A' motor homes were parked inside it, according to Cal Fire spokesman Jeremiah Wittwer. Each of the recreational vehicles lost was valued between $500,000 and $1 million, Wittwer said."

Quote: "The damages will likely total several millions of dollars."

Note: These are the 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th and 85th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-20 - Minivan, pickup and home go up in flames near the Colorado River in Bastrop (Texas):

Quote: "A fire caused major damage to a Bastrop home Tuesday night, destroying two vehicles in the driveway. It happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Headwaters Drive, just southwest of where Hwy 71 intersects with the Colorado River."

2018-02-20 - Huge wetlands fire erupts in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Clark County firefighters are on the scene of a massive fire in east Las Vegas. According to traffic cameras, the fire appears to be happening in the area of the wetlands."

2018-02-20 - Around 40 light trucks destroyed by fire at business near Onitsha (Nigeria):

Quote: "Barely one week after fire gutted Ekene Polytene Manufacturers Market in Onitsha, Anambra State, over 40 trucks were burnt, yesterday, at Mercedes Benz Market, Nkpor, near Onitsha. Although no life was lost, most of the vehicles displayed for sale were consumed by the inferno."

2018-02-20 - Ship 'Three Brothers' explodes into flame, burns and sinks, on the Moruca River (Guyana), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police said Ramesh Maniram, the captain, and VentleJainarine, the sailor, were in the vicinity of the vessel’s engine along with three other persons when a loud explosion was heard at about 10:00 hrs and a fire erupted. The fire reportedly spread quickly across the vessel, named“Three Brothers”, which was in the vicinity of Moruca River; the boat eventually sank. Maniram and Jainarine, who were the last to evacuate the vessel, received burns to their lower limbs."

Note: This is the 209th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-20 - School bus bursts into flame near Whitesville Road and Veterans Parkway in Columbus (Georgia):

Note: This is the 42nd school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 112th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-20 - Passenger bus explodes into flame at 5:30 AM in Diyatalawa on the island of Sri Lanka, 16+ injured:

Note: This is the 113th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-20 - Two tanker trucks go up in flames at 5 AM at facility in Woburn (Massachusetts):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 74 in Tyrone (Georgia):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on JR Allen Parkway in Columbia (Georgia):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:38 AM on I-85 near South Hill (Virginia):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-26 in Henderson County (North Carolina):

2018-02-20 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at timber yard in Riverstone (Australia):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to reports the excavator was alight at a timber yard on Riverstone Parade about 1.10 pm on Tuesday, February 20, arriving to find the 30 tonne excavator fully involved in fire, located on the top of a 650 cubic metre, 150 tonne pile of scrap timber. "

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on M11 near Stansted (Britain):

Note: These are the 375th, 376th, 377th, 378th, 379th, 380th, 381st and 382nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-20 - Truck bursts into flame on the A14 near Spittals (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Ambulance bursts into flame and explodes at facility in Buffalo (New York), 2 injured:

2018-02-20 - RV bursts into flame just after 1 AM while parked at home on K Street in Springfield (Oregon):

Note: This is the 86th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-20 - Van bursts into flame on the M1 near coastal Dundalk (Ireland):

2018-02-20 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Cardigan (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Van bursts into flame at 3:31 AM on Buckhurst Crescent in Swindon (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Van bursts into flame at 2:35 AM on Sutcliffe Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby. Tue 20 Feb 2018 02:35 (No:03016) Van involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-02-20 - Van bursts into flame on Claro Road in Ripon (Britain):

Quote: "Claro Road, Ripon TOC: 13:18 Crew were mobilised to a report of a fire in a dashboard of a van. This was a small fire in engine compartment of vehicle, out on arrival. Crews used 1 hose reel to cool engine and thermal imaging camera. Cause believed to have been due to an electrical fault."

2018-02-20 - Minivan bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-70 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-02-20 - SUV bursts into flame on US 411 near Englewood (Tennessee):

2018-02-20 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Lawrenceville (Illinois):

2018-02-20 - Two pickup trucks destroyed by fire while parked at auto business on Portland Street In St. Johnsbury (Vermont):

2018-02-20 - Two cars go up in flames while parked in carpark at Seton Hall University in South Orange (New Jersey):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame at parking garage in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked near business in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on the Veterans Expressway near coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame near US 264 in Pitt County (North Carolina):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on River Road North in Great Falls (Montana):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at grocery store in Oakville (Canada):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at school in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Sawtry (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on Sutcliffe Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby. Tue 20 Feb 2018 08:05 (No:03022) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on Ferriby Road in coastal Barton-upon-Humber (Britain):

Quote: "Ferriby Road, Barton Upon Humber. Tue 20 Feb 2018 18:45 (No:03047) Car fire, extinguished by owner using dry powder extinguisher prior to arrival. Fire Service disconnected vehicle battery using hand tools."

2018-02-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Coronado Bridge near coastal Coronado (California):

2018-02-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on 19th Street Southeast in Loveland (Colorado):

2018-02-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Toronto (Canada):

2018-02-20 - Large vehicle bursts into flame on Chester Road in Kelsall (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Hunter Avenue in Warrington (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Lawn tractor bursts into flame inside storeroom at post office in Bozeman (Montana):

2018-02-20 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at home in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-02-20 - Car and home go up in flames in Hays (Kansas):

2018-02-20 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Portland (Oregon):

2018-02-20 - Barn destroyed by fire on Chicken Bristle Road in Jackson Township (Ohio):

2018-02-20 - Two barns destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Genoa (Ohio):

2018-02-20 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Stuart (Florida):

2018-02-20 - Boathouse destroyed by fire on the Willamette River in Salem (Oregon):

2018-02-20 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM near Saskatoon (Canada):

2018-02-20 - Airport damaged by fire on the island of Malta:

2018-02-20 - Funeral home heavily damaged by fire in Gilbert (West Virginia):

2018-02-20 - Booth bursts into flame at cannabis tradeshow at convention center in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-02-20 - Industrial linen business damaged by fire just after 2 AM in Ensley (Alabama):

2018-02-20 - Restaurant destroyed by fire in Rolla (Missouri):

2018-02-20 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Fort Worth (Texas), nobody there:

2018-02-20 - Seven shops and an ATM destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Shimla (India):

Quote: "At least seven shops and an ATM of Canara Bank were completely gutted in a fire that broke out in the congested Lakkar Bazaar area here in the wee hours today."

2018-02-20 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Puyallup (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-02-20 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM on Burnside Drive near Falling Waters (West Virginia):

2018-02-20 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Crater Lake Avenue in Medford (Oregon), 1 injured:

2018-02-20 - Home damaged by garage fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-02-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Des Moines (Iowa), 2 injured:

2018-02-20 - Home and office heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii):

2018-02-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Old Worcester Road in Oxford (Massachusetts):

2018-02-20 - Historic home heavily damaged by fire at 2:20 AM in Leesburg (Florida):

2018-02-20 - Home heavily damaged by two fires in one day in Amarillo (Texas), nobody there:

2018-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Birmingham (Alabama), nobody there:

2018-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:50 AM in Walnut Creek (California):

2018-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire on Ironclad Road in Rough and Ready (California):

2018-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Midvale (Utah), 2 cats killed:

2018-02-20 - Two homes go up in flames at 6:59 AM in St. Claude area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-02-20 - Two apartment buildings heavily damaged by fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2018-02-20 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire in coastal Long Beach (California), 1 injured:

2018-02-20 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Puyallup (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-02-20 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM on East Aquarium Avenue in Jenks (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2018-02-20 - Deadly fire burns apartment building just before 6 AM in Liberty (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-02-20 - Vacant building burns in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-02-20 - Vacant building burns in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Vacant home burns at 4 AM in Highland (California):

2018-02-20 - Vacant home burns in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-02-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Heiskell (Tennessee):

2018-02-20 - Blue whale washes up dead on the coast of Chile:

2018-02-20 - Many fish found dead in pond at Wollomonopoag Conservation Area in Wrentham (Massachusetts):

2018-02-20 - Large number of sunfish found dead in pond at Cutler Park Reservation in Needham (Massachusetts):

2018-02-20 - White-nose syndrome continues killing bats and nobody knows how to stop it:

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical episode', car hits car, man dies from medical issue, in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

Quote: "EMS told Four in your corner, Kolar was having a medical episode at the time of the crash. According to police, he died from the medical issue."

2018-02-20 - Woman, 62, has 'medical emergency' and collapses, dies shortly later, in Sacramento (California):

2018-02-20 - Man in his 60s found dead in Shasta Lake (California):

2018-02-20 - Man, 20, found dead in submerged car in pond in Waverly Hall (Georgia):

2018-02-20 - Woman, 52, found dead in submerged car in watery ditch in Peotone (Illinois):

2018-02-20 - Man found dead near gravel pit in Shelby Township (Michigan):

2018-02-20 - Man, around 50, found dead on Truckee River trail near East Greg Street in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-02-20 - Man, 78, found dead in the Chattahoochee River near Sand Springs (Georgia):

2018-02-20 - Man found dead on Kitts Hummock Road in coastal Dover (Delaware):

2018-02-20 - Man found dead outside his home in Casper (Wyoming):

2018-02-20 - Man, 36, found dead on trail near Cross Lake (Canada):

2018-02-20 - Man in his 70s found unconscious in rock pool, dies shortly later, at coastal Collaroy Beach (Australia):

2018-02-20 - Woman, around 30, found dead in the Buriganga River in Dhaka (Bangaldesh):

2018-02-20 - Girl, 6, collapses at home, dies shortly later, on Lincoln Road in Tuxford (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Man, 64, drops dead on Maesglas Road in Gendros in coastal Swansea (Britain):

2018-02-20 - Driver has 'medical episode', truck plows into cars in pickup line at school in Sugar Land (Texas), 2 injured:

Quote: "According to police, the driver of a truck had a medical episode and plowed into a line of cars waiting to pick up students. Five vehicles were damaged. The driver of the pickup and a person in one of the vehicles struck were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."

2018-02-20 - Man, 71, has 'medical incident', car crashes, in Paducah (Kentucky), 2 injured:

Quote: "Paducah Police said a medical incident led to a one-vehicle crash around 11:17 a.m. Tuesday near the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club."

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical episode', van crashes, in coastal Torquay (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Sainsbury's delivery driver has been taken to hospital after suffering a medical episode at the wheel of his van. It crashed between a BMW and a wall in the incident in the Great Hill area of Torquay at 10am. The driver is understood to be seriously ill in hospital. Police have confirmed that the driver suffered a serious medical episode at the wheel before the crash and is being treated in Torbay Hospital."

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into hedge, near Grenofen (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "The male driver is not thought to have been injured in the collision but has subsequently been taken to hospital by ambulance for observation due to a suspected medical episode."

2018-02-20 - Passenger plane returns to airport in Kansas City (Missouri), landing gear problem:

2018-02-20 - Transit bus and garbage truck collide head-on, in Maplewood (New Jersey), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2018-02-20 - Tour bus veers off road, crashes into tree, in coastal Lisbon (Portugal), 8 injured:

2018-02-20 - Passenger bus crashes into ditch, in Jiangxi Province (China), 10 killed:

2018-02-20 - Tanker truck overturns down embankment, on Route 73 in Colebrookdale Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-20 - Tanker truck blows tire, crashes, bursts into flame, in Nazarathpet (India):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer hits median, bursts into flame, on I-5 near Winlock (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer overturns before 3 AM on I-55 in McComb (Mississippi):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-12/59 in St. Tammany Parish (Louisiana):

2018-02-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 in Catawba County (North Carolina):

2018-02-20 - Pickup truck veers off road, slams into building, in Pontiac (Michigan):

2018-02-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into wall, in River North area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Man who may have suffered a medical emergency died after the car he was driving crashed into a wall in the River North neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said."

2018-02-20 - Car veers off road, hits utility pole, near Buellton (California), blackouts ensue, 1 injured:

2018-02-20 - Dogs attack and kill two young children in Chakmusepur (India):

2018-02-20 - Stray dogs attack and kill 4-year-old boy in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical issue' at dam in Houston County (Alabama):

Quote: "Units from Columbia Rescue, Columbia Police and Houston County Sheriff's Officer were dispatched to a medical call at the Dam in Columbia. Reports are a male subject unable to move and the water was rising. Units arrived on scene and the were able to get the man to safety and transported him to the hospital for his medical issue."

2018-02-20 - Man, 45, has 'medical episode' on cargo ship near coastal Newcastle (Australia):

Quote: "A seaman has been winched from a cargo ship off Newcastle and flown to hospital after suffering a medical episode."

2018-02-20 - Man, 65, goes out on yacht, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' washes ashore near Yamba (Australia):

2018-02-20 - Man has 'medical episode' at sports event in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Paramedics stationed inside the ground went into the stand to assist a man who was having a medical episode at about 8.20pm."

2018-02-20 - IPCC seeks to downplay global warming:

2018-02-20 - Leaked UN draft report sees 'very high risk' the planet will warm beyond key limit:

2018-02-20 - January was the 5th warmest on record for the globe:

2018-02-20 - Graph of the Day - global map of changes in sea surface height, 1992-2014:

2018-02-20 - There is no time left:

2018-02-20 - Lightning strikes Castle Maol like a fireball on the Isle of Skye (Scotland):

2018-02-20 - Three tornados touch down in North Texas:

2018-02-20 - Huge dust storm hits Charleville (Australia):

2018-02-20 - Broome hit by two years' worth of rain in two months in Western Australia:

2018-02-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Genesee County (Michigan):

2018-02-20 - Heavy snowfall sets records in Norway, raises concerns:

2018-02-20 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Manchester (New Hampshire):

2018-02-20 - Meteor spotted in the sky over South Carolina:

2018-02-20 - Study reveals worrying levels of microplastics in Atlantic deep sea fish:

2018-02-20 - Trump administration targets Obama-era effort to limit methane to allow more air pollution:

2018-02-20 - Trump administration eyes big cuts to fuel economy rules to allow cars to pollute more:

Note: For a lazy guy, he sure is industriously hammering nails into the coffin of humanity!

2018-02-20 - Robot bees could be deployed if natural population continues to collapse:

Note: They'll be like tiny planes bursting into flame and crashing and starting fires...

2018-02-20 - Lost wreckage of Silpho UFO discovered in London Science Museum:

2018-02-20 - A magnetic 'wormhole' that connects two regions of space has been created by scientists:


  1. Ominous signs are indicating that "things" are coming to a head in many arenas at the same time. On the political front, the Deep State looks to be in panic mode and may try to assassinate Trump in the coming days or weeks. Environmentally, it's OBVIOUS that what used to be normal weather has now gone weird, wacky and damaging - from the Arctic and Antarctic ice melt to the polar jet stream creating havoc on the west coast (where a lot of our food comes from) and south sections of the U.S., while the east coast broke HEAT records in February. The middle of the country is flooding (also where a lot of our food comes from). Socially, we're seeing so many school shootings and other craziness - that seem DESIGNED to cause a reaction allowing the government to nullify the 2nd amendment, that the latest one is almost guaranteed to be yet another false flag event, courtesy of the FBI/Homeland Security/CIA/NSA/Deep (police) State. Also there is CLEAR CORPORATE CENSORSHIP (youtube, Google and others) so you CAN'T investigate for yourself any affairs of the day. In foreign policy, the U.S. created mess in Syria is once again raising its ugly head with the Russians telling the Americans to GET OUT NOW, and backing it up by sending their latest high performance jets to the country. Israel is still causing huge problems with all of their neighbors and upsetting the Middle East, threatening all out war with Iran in the process.

    [Here's SBG's report from yesterday, which bears hearing while you do other things.]
    SBG News 2.20.18 Why Trump might bend nuclear security rules to help Saudi Arabia build reactors in

    [his analysis of BOTH SIDES and their craziness is insightful]

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Russia reportedly tells US: "Leave Eastern Syria Immediately"
    Russia Deploys Most-Advanced Fighter Jets to Syria after Telling US to "Leave Eastern Syria Immediately" -- A Fight is coming!

    Political and geopolitical news

    Clock Is Activated, Protect Code Went Live, Timetable Accelerated:Q

    [~ 21.5 min. X-22 Report concerning assassination possibility]

    Julian Assange in danger
    US Wants To Try Julian Assange In Secret

    Political Censorship: Twitter Purges Thousands of ‘Right-wing’ Accounts

    The Silicon Valley continues to exercise their self-appointed role in shaping the political conversation in the United States and beyond

    Last night a number of politically active Twitter users reported under the hashtag #TwitterLockOut a sudden drop in their number of followers. It is unknown exactly how many accounts were deleted by Twitter, but based on current flood of purge reports, it’s likely the number could be in the tens of thousands, possibly even in the hundreds of thousands. [more]

    [practice for the real thing this year?]
    2014:Inflicting psychological damage on schoolchildren in Florida

    Brandishing an AR-15 Assault Rifle, Florida Police Terrorize Students at Jewett Middle School With Unannounced, Fake Shooter Drill.

    [~ 4 min. Fox News video]

    More on the Florida shooting and the Stasi state

    They think we’re stupid – are we?

    [~ 15 min. Roy Potter video; a video he recommends follows]

    This is the video he references

    URGENT: Stasi State, Mental Health & the details of the DRILL

    [everyone should listen to this - it's extremely important]

    [more below]

  2. Landslide kills 5 in Indonesia's Java, 15 missing

    Rescuers used their bare hands to search for victims buried beneath tons of mud after a landslide Thursday on the Indonesian island of Java wiped out rice paddies, killing at least five people. [more]

    It’s a steamy 80 degrees in New England. In February. That’s bad.

    Migratory birds and butterflies veering off course are perhaps the most well-documented examples of this warming-induced phenological mismatch. As the trend toward a shorter winter continues, this effect will only grow more pronounced. And as nature de-synchronizes, things like pest outbreaks and crop failures may happen more often, too. [more]

    Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides

    The collapse of America

    The US has reached the last stage before collapse

    In this op-ed, James Traub argues that America has become “decadent and depraved.”

    He explains what decadence means, and how it's tied to corruption.

    “Decadence is usually understood as an irreversible condition — the last stage before collapse,” he writes.

    UK COLUMN: BREXIT Slipping, Assange Deconstructs Russiagate, Oxfam Corruption Crisis

    BREXIT looking more unlikely, Julian Assange tears apart the latest Russian Troll indictment, UN and Oxfam corruption crisis and more.

    [~ 46.5 min. video]

    Rescuers use boats to evacuate victims as 'worst floods in 45 years' hit US Midwest

    "This city has not seen flooding like this in the last 45 years," Neese said. "We also had record snowfall in addition to consistent rain." [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Rising Sea Levels Threaten to Wipe Out West Coast Wetlands

    Rising seas will drown most wetlands on the U.S. West Coast in less than a century, a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey warns. In many areas, the wetlands won't be able to migrate inland without help.

    As these coastal marshes vanish, communities will lose valuable wildlife habitat, protection against storm surges and natural carbon storage that helps slow global warming. [more]

    East Coast Shatters Temperature Records, Offering Preview to a Warming World

    236 Mayors Urge EPA Not to Repeal U.S. Clean Power Plan

    The mayors, representing 51 million people across 47 states, told Scott Pruitt the emissions rules are needed to protect their cities from climate change. [more; he won't listen]

    How Fossil Fuel Donors Shaped the Anti-Climate Agenda of a Powerful Congressional Committee

    Rep. Lamar Smith has led a strategic attack on climate science using the committee he chairs. Back in Texas, his constituents face the effects of global warming. [more]

    What Are the Birds Telling Us About Climate Change?

    Reading the signs from our friends up in the sky [more]

    Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues

    Several days of heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused widespread flooding from parts of US South to Midwest, leading to numerous water rescues and leaving at least one person dead. Excessive rain and areal flooding will continue over the next couple of days, NWS warns. Numerous Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from central Texas to Illinois. [more]

    [last bit below]

    1. Yeah old Lamar Smith is my congressman who is thankfully retiring. However, most likely he will be replaced by a Ted Cruz lacky who will be even worse than Smith has been. Texas GOP voters are very scary.

      Another guy who is running for the seat has a mailer who boasts of killing both alligators and terrorists. There's a picture of him with his fresh alligator kill and another with a rifle over his shoulder. So soon after a school shooting this mailer would be a detriment. In Texas he'll get even more votes. Oh, he killed terrorists by being a CIA field agent in Afghanistan. Yup. He's a real fuckin' prick. But again, he's just what GOP voters in Texas love. This kinda shit gives 'em wood.

      There's 18 candidates fighting for the loony Lamar Smith's seat so there's bound to be a runoff. I'm betting that two of the three candidates who are former CIA*--yes that's right, three--will be the very ones in the runoff.

      *But as they say, you are never really ever "former" CIA. Once in the Company always in the Company.

  4. Letting It Ride On The Tax Cut

    The Croupier-in-chief and his gambling acolytes are not bright enough to figure out there's no such thing as *free* money. This will complete the education they missed while partying at college

    Donny's tax cut came into effect February 1st, the day the wheels came off the bus. As long as the 200 dma holds, this should all be fine. Otherwise, it's game over man...

    The real recession stocks (Consumer Staples) have already tapped out. So, the next rotation is back to bonds...

    This portends badly for happily ever after...[more]

    Traders buy cryptocurrency for free after a glitch caused exchange to price coins at $0

    Forty-four dead after bus tumbles from Peru mountain road

    [no details yet; short video]

    Door-opening dog robot beats meddling human

    [what if the "dog" is ARMED or has teeth and claws to ATTACK the meddling human, THEN go on with its mission - no hockey stick is going to help]

    NTSB releases preliminary report on crash between Amtrak train carrying GOP leaders and trash truck

    [very suspicious explanation, scant details, no in-depth report]
    [for our "no SHIT, Sherlock" post of the day]
    Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say

  5. Yesterday I was turned on to this great YouTube channel in which the guy posts in depth reports on what is going on with the weather in the US and around the world. Very impressed so far. And for you Tom he lives in PA.

    Here is a report posted earlier this morning:

  6. How's everyone holding up? It feels like we're real close to the top of the roller-coaster.

    US Federal Reserve raises alarm about America's soaring debt

    [It's their policies that got us here!]

    Russia deploys new warplanes at Hmeimim airbase - Video shows Russia's 5th-gen jets in action over Syria - UPDATE

    [Hey look! Debtors' prison is back!]

    ACLU: US courts jailing thousands for civil debts - no due process

    South African president pledges to seize white farmers land without compensation and redistribute to black citizens

    Julian Assange: Russian "troll farm" nothing more than social media spam business

    Jeff Bezos reveals construction of 500 foot tall 10K-year clock inside a West Texas mountain

    [Is that to wake him from his cryo-sleep when he thinks it safe to emerge from his shelter?]

    The clock has been in the works for nearly three decades, according to the post, and is designed to tick once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium [more]

    Sun dog solar phenomenon shines over Harbin, China

    'Three suns' seen in St. Petersburg, Russia

    Thousands of dead fish found along 2 miles of North Carolina beach

    Mystery as over 100 cockatoos are found dead in Hunter Valley, Australia

    Lightning kills one, 200 injured after downpour in Ghana

    Dead whale washes ashore in Karnataka, India

    2 dead, 1 missing as rivers overflow in Midwest and Ontario (VIDEOS)

    Rescuers use boats to evacuate victims as 'worst floods in 45 years' hit US Midwest

    [I may have already posted this]
    Three tornadoes hit North Texas during winter

    Europe’s cities face more extreme weather than previously thought – “This level of change could be beyond breaking point”

    How human coping mechanisms for global warming are impacting endangered animals