Thursday, February 22, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-21

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

2018-02-21 - Unknown odor hits coastal Point Forbin on the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "Point Fortin Mayor Abdon Mason said the source of strong odours emanating through different parts of the Borough of Point Fortin, is yet to be determined. Abdon said the odour was detected on Tuesday and since then every effort is being made to ascertain the cause and source."

Quote: "Inspections of the company's infrastructure in the area, particularly its pipeline network, were also undertaken. However, no leaks have been detected."

Note: It must have been a rotten egg odor if they were checking pipes for leaks...

2018-02-21 - Unknown 'smell of gas' reported in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Police have said engineers are investigating after a 'smell of gas' across Hull on Wednesday evening. Humberside Police said they have had a number of people ringing up about the gas, which has been smelt in places across the city centre. In a tweet just after 8.30pm, they posted: 'Log 472 - We have had several reports regarding a smell of gas at various locations across Hull city centre.'"

Quote: "The source of a 'gas-like smell' sensed by numerous people in Hull on Wednesday remains a mystery. The odour was present across various parts of the city centre and its outskirts during the late afternoon and evening, with many saying it was unpleasant enough to make them feel sick. Northern Gas Networks has confirmed it received multiple calls about the issue but said that following investigations the smell had not been caused by any leak from its pipes. As a result, the origin of the smell remains officially unaccounted for."

2018-02-21 - Foul smell emanates from drain in Burpham (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Unknown cause sickens nine people at business in Haydock (Britain), 7.5 miles from the coast, 3 hospitalized:

Quote: "Nine people reported nausea and breathing difficulties and were treated by North West Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene, with three being taken to Whiston Hospital."

2018-02-21 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal George Town (Cayman Islands):

2018-02-21 - Waste facility erupts in flame in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-02-21 - Four underground electrical fires break out within 30 minutes in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Over 70 apartments on the Upper West Side of Manhattan are without power after several manhole fires."

Quote: "Firefighters extinguished four smoking manholes within 30 minutes."

2018-02-21 - Underground flash fire burns workers in sewer manhole in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 2 injured:

2018-02-21 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole in Edison (New Jersey):

2018-02-21 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Pilkington Way in Radcliffe (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Electrical substation explodes and burns in coastal Richards Bay (South Africa), blackouts ensue:

2018-02-21 - Glass recycling plant heavily damaged by fire in South Kirkby (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Numerous wildfires break out in Indonesia:

2018-02-21 - Ferry ship damaged by explosion and fireball in coastal Playa del Carmen (Mexico), 25 injured

2018-02-21 - Towboat 'Leland Speaks' bursts into flame at 7:20 AM on the Mississippi River near Greenville (Mississippi):

Quote: "There were eight people aboard the Leland Speaks when the vessel caught fire. The crew reportedly departed the burning vessel onto towboats in there area. There are no reports of injuries, the spokesman said."

Note: These are the 210th and 211th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-21 - School bus bursts into flame on Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-21 - School bus bursts into flame on road in coastal Piha (New Zealand):

Quote: "Fire and Emergency services are currently attending a school bus fire in Piha. A spokeswoman said the bus was currently blocking Piha Rd and 30 to 40 children were standing on the side of the road."

Note: These are the 43rd and 44th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 114th and 115th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-02-21 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A920 near Cairnbrogie (Scotland):

Note: This is the 116th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Ocala (Florida):

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after midnight on I-95 near Woodshade (Delaware):

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on I-80 in Mercer County (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-81 near Carlisle (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Halesfield 15 in Telford (Britain):

Note: These are the 383rd, 384th, 385th, 386th and 387th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-21 - Grain truck bursts into flame while parked in barn, fire spreads, barn destroyed, near Monroe (Indiana):

Quote: "According to Monroe Assistant Chief Matt Brown, a grain truck parked in the barn appears to be the source of the fire. The barn is a total loss."

2018-02-21 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at 5 AM on street in Fargo (North Dakota):

2018-02-21 - Delivery truck bursts into flame on I-680 near Alamo (California):

2018-02-21 - Tow truck bursts into flame on Highway 125 near Sydney (Canada):

2018-02-21 - Three concrete mixer trucks destroyed by explosion and fire at plant in Guillena (Spain), 1 injured:

2018-02-21 - Heavy truck bursts into flame at fuel depot near Pasakha (Bhutan):

2018-02-21 - RV bursts into flame off Valley Center Road in Bozeman (Montana):

Note: This is the 87th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-21 - Minivan and SUV destroyed by fire while parked in Perkins Township (Ohio):

2018-02-21 - SUV bursts into flame in parking lot at business near Malden (West Virginia):

2018-02-21 - SUV bursts into flame on road in Leeds (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire on I-81 near Chambersburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame on Tidewater Drive overpass in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame on 8th Street NE in Watertown (New York):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame on I-695 in Towson (Maryland):

Note: An unknown 'gas odor' evacuated a government building in Towson the day prior too, mentioned in the 2018-02-20 update...

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame at 4:55 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Prince George (Canada):

Quote: "A media release issued by the City of Prince George said fire crews arrived at 4:55 a.m. to find a carport and vehicle engulfed in flames at 2850 Nixon St. The fire started inside a vehicle in the carport and spread to the attic of the attached home."

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame on the N18 in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame at 3:14 AM while parked at home on Manor Court Road in Nuneaton (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame inside the Blackwall Tunnel in coastal London (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Bromsgrove (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing (Britain), separate crash too:

2018-02-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 410 in Brampton (Canada):

2018-02-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Bouth (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Bouth(Copeland) 21 Feb 2018 At 17:39 firefighters were called to Bouth after reports of a vehicle fire. Crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire."

2018-02-21 - Several cars and auto shop destroyed by fire in Hyderabad (India):

2018-02-21 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in Owasso (Oklahoma):

2018-02-21 - Barn destroyed by fire in Boggs Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-21 - Brush fire breaks out in Masons Cove area in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2018-02-21 - Brush fire breaks out near homes in Spring Hill (Florida):

2018-02-21 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on I-495 near Wilmington (Delaware):

2018-02-21 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Manhattan (New York), 2 injured:

2018-02-21 - Pallets of toilet paper burst into flame at 1 AM inside warehouse in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-02-21 - Laptop battery bursts into flame shortly before 2:30 AM inside PennDOT maintenance garage in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-21 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM in Phelps (Kentucky):

2018-02-21 - Metal works factory heavily damaged by fire in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2018-02-21 - Warehouse destroyed by massive fire in Hezhou (China):

2018-02-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:15 AM in San Carlos Park (Florida), near the coast, 3 cats killed:

2018-02-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:35 AM in Joliet (Illinois):

2018-02-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:53 AM in Yakimna (Washington):

2018-02-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire on James Reckitt Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "James Reckitt Avenue, Hull. Wed 21 Feb 2018 07:52 (No:03067) Fire in dining room spread to bedroom through floor. 100% fire damage to dining room. Four BA, two hose reel. PPV fan and breaking in tools in use."

2018-02-21 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Campton (New Hampshire):

2018-02-21 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:22 AM in Rohnert Park (California):

2018-02-21 - Two homes destroyed by fire, another damaged, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-02-21 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at midnight in Pikeville (North Carolina):

2018-02-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Bronzeville area in Chicago (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-02-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Lima (New York):

2018-02-21 - Deadly fire burns homeless camp before 3 AM near the Santa Clara River in coastal Ventura (California), 1 killed:

2018-02-21 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 6:15 AM in Farmington (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2018-02-21 - Deadly fire destroys home shortly after 6 AM on Pittman Avenue in Collingdale (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-02-21 - Vacant home burns in Superior Township (Michigan):

2018-02-21 - Vacant historic mansion destroyed by fire in Co Donegal (Ireland), near the River Finn:

2018-02-21 - Vacant strip mall burns in coastal Hayward (California):

2018-02-21 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead on the Outer Banks in coastal Corolla (North Carolina):

2018-02-21 - Around 100 sulfur-crested cockatoos found dead in the Hunter Valley (Australia):

2018-02-21 - Infant found dead in apartment in McColl (South Carolina):

2018-02-21 - Man, 58, worker, has 'medical emergency' on roof of building, dies shortly later, in La Salle (Illinois):

Quote: "Firefighters and police respond to the Medical Arts Building at Second and Marquette streets in downtown La Salle to remove an unidentified worker from the roof. Police on scene said it was a medical emergency."

Quote: "The coroner’s office said the 58-year-old Marseilles man did not fall; he died from a medical issue."

2018-02-21 - Woman, 59, found dead in hotel room in Nevada City (California):

2018-02-21 - Man, 55, found dead in Tenkiller Harbor in Cherokee County (Oklahoma):

2018-02-21 - Man, 59, found dead near his home in Sevier County (Tennessee):

2018-02-21 - Man, 63, falls and dies in basement in Anthony Township (Pennsylvania), possible toppler:

Quote: "Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn identified the victim as Vernon Seibel, 63, of Limestone Township. He said he fell approximately six feet into a basement area. Lynn said he may have suffered a medical event prior to the fall."

2018-02-21 - Man, 53, found dead in jail cell in Indian Springs (Nevada):

2018-02-21 - Man, 32, found dead in creek near Dollar Store in Lenoir (North Carolina):

2018-02-21 - Man, 66, found dead in Bull Run Creek at Bull Run Park in Anderson County (Tennessee):

2018-02-21 - Boy, 14, dies after being found unconscious in swimming pool in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie (Canada):

2018-02-21 - Woman in her 50s found dead in the Detroit River in Windsor (Canada):

2018-02-21 - Man drops dead at home on Dulcie Street in Seven Hills (Australia), 10 miles from the coast:

2018-02-21 - Man, 50, goes into cardiac arrest and dies in swimming pool at resort in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2018-02-21 - College student, woman, found dead next to swimming pool in Kisumu (Kenya):

2018-02-21 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2018-02-21 - Man, 36, found dead in forest in Surla (India):

2018-02-21 - Man goes into cardiac arrest, dies shortly later, at Goodlands Gardens in Taunton (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services have rushed to an ongoing incident in Goodlands Gardens. Two ambulances and two police cars are on the scene in Taunton, with an eye-witness reporting that a person was receiving chest compressions."

Note: Goodlands Gardens is a park surrounded by the River Tone. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-02-21 - Man found dead in the water at park in High Wycombe (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Man in his 60s has 'medical incident' and drops dead near Tesco in coastal Burnham-On-Sea (Britain):

2018-02-21 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane makes emergency landing in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "American Airlines flight AA-1191 had to return and make an emergency landing in Chicago, Illinois, on February 21st. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Newark, New Jersey, but had to turn back after an unusual odor was noticed on board."

2018-02-21 - Passenger has 'medical issue' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "The pilot requested a priority landing due to a medical issue."

2018-02-21 - Woman, 57, has 'medical emergency', SUV plows into school, in Albert Lea (Minnesota), 1 injured:

Quote: "An Albert Lea woman reportedly suffered from a medical emergency Wednesday night when she crashed into Lakeview Elementary School, according to police. Jonelle Deann Ignaszewski, 57, was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea before being transferred to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was listed in critical condition as of Thursday morning."

2018-02-21 - Man has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes around, cops get SUV stopped, in West Valley City (Utah):

Quote: "A West Valley City Police officer performed a PIT maneuver Wednesday morning to stop a meandering SUV, and it turned out the that driver had suffered a medical emergency."

Quote: "Vainuku said the driver was found to have an emergency medical condition involving his brain."

2018-02-21 - Small plane crashes and burns in field near Bonifay (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-02-21 - Small plane crashes into construction site at 6:30 AM in Kearny Mesa (California), 1 killed:

2018-02-21 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway and hits fence, in Elko (Nevada), brake failure:

Quote: "Foster said he did not know why the plane veered off the runway, but the pilot reported having a 'brake problem.'"

2018-02-21 - School bus crashes into stream in coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India), 5+ injured:

2018-02-21 - Passenger bus plunges 650 feet off cliff near river in Arequipa (Peru), 44+ killed:

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Kansas Turnpike near El Dorado (Kansas), 1 injured:

2018-02-21 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-70 west of Denver (Colorado):

2018-02-21 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Colleton County (South Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-02-21 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on US 101 near Orcutt (California), 1 killed:

2018-02-21 - Car veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in Ystrad Mynach (Britain), 2+ injured:

2018-02-21 - Buffalo attacks and injures woman near beach on Koh Rong Samloem (Cambodia):

2018-02-21 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole forms, in Rochester (New York):

2018-02-21 - Man, 44, strokes out on fishing vessel near coastal Cold Bay (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 44-year-old man from the 'Golden Alaska' approximately 60 miles northeast of Cold Bay, on Feb 20, 2018. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center received a medevac request from Health Force Partners for a man suffering from stroke symptoms Tuesday afternoon."

2018-02-21 - Passenger sickens on ferry ship near coastal Zealand (Denmark):

Quote: "On Feb 21, 2018, a passenger of the 'Color Fantasy' fell ill. The patient was medevaced in the Storebælt."

2018-02-21 - Arctic sea ice extent sinks to new record low:

2018-02-21 - See how Mount Rainier glaciers have vanished over time with this eye-opening photo project:

2018-02-21 - US East Coast shatters temperature records, offering preview to a warming world:

Note: Not just the East Coast. It was 79F here in St. Louis the other day, obliterating the previous record for the day which was 69F...

2018-02-21 - Mountain pine beetle jumps the Rockies, spreading across Alberta to Saskatchewan:

Quote: "In the past, it was too cold for the beetle to survive there, but now it’s warm enough..."

2018-02-21 - Worst floods in 45 years hit the US Midwest:

Note: I did notice a crapload of rain coming down relentlessly for days but I didn't realize how bad it was!

2018-02-21 - Heavy rain, ice melt and flooding hit southwestern Ontario (Canada):

Quote: "Flood-battered Southwestern Ontario might as well be the sixth Great Lake. Thousands evacuated in Brantford, the worst flooding in London in 40 years and potential trouble yet to come in low-lying Chatham-Kent lies downriver of all that water - the fallout of torrential rain and a massive snow melt across the region."

2018-02-21 - Freezing rain and wind hit parts of Quebec (Canada), 82,000 homes go dark:

2018-02-21 - Temperature plummets 72 degrees in 40 hours in Denver (Colorado):

2018-02-21 - After Cyclone Gita, food running out in Takaka (New Zealand):

2018-02-21 - Meteor spotted in the sky over New England:

2018-02-21 - Meteor spotted over Bahia (Brazil):

2018-02-21 - Courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules:

2018-02-21 - Reports spreading of grocery stores not being restocked across the US:

2018-02-21 - Puerto Rico slashes energy reserves amid cash shortfall, with one third of residents still without power after Hurricane Maria:

2018-02-21 - Across advanced economies, boom turns to bust for millennial generation:


  1. With only a handful of days left in the month, it has been quiet in Hull. So it's interesting that there were 2 JJFH incidents there on this day, combined with a garbage truck fire elsewhere.

    Man, you DON'T want to lose electrical power when it's winter - trust me, I know from first hand experience that it's not pleasant and can get downright desperate when it's over more than 3 days. Lots of electrical infrastructure damage on this day.

    It just burns my ass that pallets of toilet paper went up in flames! [sorry, couldn't help myself]

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on felony invasion of privacy

    Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    Friday, 23 February 2018
    New Zealand : Hottest Summer on Record

    New Zealand: Five more days from the official hottest summer on record

    Despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones, this summer is about to become the hottest in history.

    Until now, the hottest summer in historical record is 1934/35 where the temperature was 1.8°C above the 1981-2010 average (*) This summer is currently running at 2.3°C, 0.5° above the previous record.

    NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll says the driver of this summer’s remarkable warmth has been the marine heatwave. [more]

    Confirmed: David Hogg Works For John Podesta’s ‘Center For American Progress’

    Sane Progressive: The companies that hire out crisis actors

    An entire Crisis Industry has arisen since Congress legalized Psychological Operations in 2012

    [~ 62.5 min. video]

    [embedded, this ~ 9 min. video and 2007 Guardian article]
    BOSTON BOMBING Naomi Wolf Exposes Fake News False Flags

    Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

    Mysterious UFO explodes in a bright flash of light and falls from the sky in Brazil

    On February 20, 2018, a mysterious bright object appeared in the sky of Bahia, Brazil, before exploding in a bright flash. A few minutes later, some debris fell from the sky burning the ground of Monte Gordo, in the Kamasari area. [more]

    Keystone XL Pipeline Ruling: Trump Administration Must Release Documents

    The oil pipeline's opponents believe the State Department used old, out-of-date environmental reviews when it approved the tar sands project last year. [more]

    Global Warming, Cooling, Climat Change? We have it all! Six month sunless North Pole warmer than many parts of the Northern Hemisphere

    Shellfish contaminated with Hepatitis E found in Scottish supermarkets for the first time after a huge spike in laboratory-diagnosed cases

    [yessiree, boy - eat that seafood with plastic and now this!]

    Shellfish contaminated with a bug that can cause vomiting, fever and potentially deadly liver failure in the most serious cases have been found on sale in Scottish supermarkets for the first time. [more]

    Nothing Matters Until It Implodes Spectacularly

    What we've learned from this era, is that the Idiocracy can ignore any amount of risk [more]

  2. A spoonful of plastic helps the hepatitis go down!

  3. News Links, February 23, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Rising poverty gnaws at Italian social fabric as election nears

    Foreign investors cut appetite for Treasurys as U.S. set to flog record level of debt

    Raising Interest Rates Is Like Starting a Fission Chain Reaction

    The End of (Artificial) Stability
    The central banks'/states' power to maintain a permanent bull market in stocks and bonds is eroding

    After Years of Crisis in Spain, Pensioners Next to Feel the Pain

    Raising Rates Reflect Bigger Debt Not Faster Growth

    Turkey Will Be Ground Zero in the Next Global Debt Crisis

    This Is How Much You Must Make To Join The "Top 0.001 Percent"
    [~ $60 million]

    Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win, and the IOC is worried

    Will the Olympics go bust?

    Report: U.S. Pacific Command developing South Korea evacuation plans

    Afrin marks the point of collapse for American influence in Syria
    Washington's abandonment of the Kurds left them with no other choice but to turn to the Assad government and its Russian backers. It's Moscow's chessboard now

    Trump Administration Says 2001 AUMF Authorizes Endless Iraq, Syria Presence [pffft]

    Switzerland's tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International [they don't have to live with them!]

    France unveils controversial migrant deportation bill

    African migrants begin hunger strike over Israel policy

    Frac Sand Shortage Threatens Shale Boom [GOOD!]

    What It's Like to Live in a City Without Water

    To slow climate change, the US needs to address nuclear power's dismal economics

    Glyphosate Residues Discovered in Almond Milk, Bread and Veggie Burgers

    Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

    Plastic bans worldwide will dent oil demand growth, says BP

    Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

    E-cigarette vapors contain toxic chemicals, study finds
    E-cigarette vapors contain toxic metals, including lead, that leak from the heating coils, according to a new study

    Hackers could target heart devices, review suggests

    Top A.I. experts warn of a 'Black Mirror'-esque future with swarms of micro-drones and autonomous weapons

    Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

    The US is protecting ISIS to weaken rivals, expand US occupation of Syria

    REVEALED: The long-suppressed official report on US biowarfare in North Korea

    Bigger, Faster, Stronger: China's Ever-Evolving Military Tech

    Flu season: All Hong Kong public hospital wards exceed capacity as patients queue for 8 hours or more

    China boosts air defences in western region as Indian border row simmers

    China set to overtake U.S. as biggest nuclear energy nation, IEA says [yeah - KEEP IT!]

    Law Professor Proposes Bringing Back Indentured Servitude

    Laughable FOMC Statements on Phillips Curve, Inflation Expectations (Mish)
    Deflation is right around the bend.

    New Subsidies For Coal, Nuclear in the Federal Budget
    Nice to know our government is so generous, even rewarding corporate failure.

    Muni bonds face 'steep decline' ahead, challenging Trump's infrastructure plan

    Missouri Hospital Becomes Second Municipal Bankruptcy of 2018

    Existing Home Sales Plunge 3.2%: Worst January Since 1999

    Trump Proposes Bonus For Teachers Who Carry Guns

  4. Breaking-ish: 25 school buses go up in flames at 3:10 AM while parked at bus depot in Orefield (Pennsylvania), school canceled:

    Quote: "Parkland School District classes are canceled Friday after a fire broke out overnight and destroyed approximately 25 buses at a garage in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County."

  5. Wow! A SECOND Parkland incident?

    There are police at my granddaughter's school right now as a result.

    Woman severely injured after being bitten by shark off Sydney, Australia

    Symbolic? Bald eagle found covered in ice in Osage County, Oklahoma (VIDEO)

    Brutal cold likely to make comeback in Northeast US following once-in-100-year warmth

    Meteor fireball filmed over Ekaterinburg, Russia

    Jordan Peterson's '12 Rules for Life: A compass for the lost

  6. Tractor-trailer wreck closes I-78 for hours Thursday night

    A multi-vehicle crash involving at least two tractor-trailers closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate I-78 at Route 309 South (Exit 60) for more than five hours Thursday night.

    Pennsylvania State Police are investigating what caused the wreck.

    Wild horses are EXTINCT: Domesticated breeds are now the only ones left on the planet, according to shock DNA study

    'The world lost truly wild horses perhaps hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, but we are only just now learning this fact, with the results of this research,' said University of Kansas zooarchaeologist Sandra Olsen, one of the researchers.

    Wales: 1,000-year-old "pollard" oak tree on Offa's Dyke falls

    Mr McBride, who records ancient trees in Wales, said the oak had enormous cultural significance as it was a pollard - it had not grown in the field naturally.

    "It's such a pity as this was the largest tree on Offa's Dyke and the second largest in Wales," he added. [more]

    The Empire Strikes Fat

    Many of its newest weapons, the most highly technological and most expensive in history, don’t work. The fabulous F-35 fighter jet can barely fly, can’t shoot, and breaks down every few hours.

    The first of the awesome Zumwalt Class of guided missile destroyers, the most expensive ever built (does that go without saying now?) broke down on its maiden voyage and had to be towed out of the Panama Canal.

    Parts are falling off of U.S. Air Force planes and dropping out of the skies all over Japan, further enraging a population already restive under the 70-year-old American occupation of their country.

    Navy ships are running into each other and into random oil tankers and such all over the world.

    But that’s just machinery, one could argue, while it is “boots on the ground,” as the latest dehumanizing metaphor has it, that really get results, such as the results we obtained in Afghanistan and Iraq. But now, just as our Tweeter-in-Chief wants more boots on more grounds (he is seriously suggesting an invasion of Venezuela), our ability to fill those boots has come seriously into question.

    Nearly three quarters of young Americans — between 17 and 24 years of age — cannot qualify for military service because they are obese, or sick, or have a criminal record, or never graduated from high school. [more]

  7. Summer in February: 80°F in Massachusetts, 78°F in New York City – “It is simply amazing to beat a state temperature record by some 8°F!”

    Astonishing summer-like heat cooked the Eastern U.S. on Wednesday, smashing all-time records for February warmth in cities in at least ten states, from Georgia to Maine. At least 24 cities recorded their hottest February temperature on record on Wednesday, including New York City (78°), Hartford, CT (74°) and Concord, NH (74°). According to Weather Underground weather historian Christopher C. Burt, February 20 - 21 marked the most extraordinary heat event to ever affect the Northeastern quadrant of the U.S. during the month of February, since official records began in the late 1800s. [more]

    Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate

    “Extreme” rainstorms becoming more common in Seattle, says city meteorologist – “Our definitions of extreme and normal have changed”

    Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues in the central and southern U.S.

    At least three people have died in widespread floods across central and southern United States over the past couple of days. Friday, February 23 will be another day with heavy rain which will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the Southern Plains and the Lower/Mid-Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. The NWS Weather Prediction Center has issued Moderate Risks for excessive rainfall for parts of these regions on Friday and into the weekend. Some areas may see an additional 100 - 130 mm (4 - 5 inches) of rain over the next 3 days. [more]

    Arecibo Observatory, which is the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is under new management. A group led by the University of Central Florida will take over the operations of the telescope from the National Science Foundation, which was considering shutting down the observatory. [more]