Sunday, February 25, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-24

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

2018-02-24 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates businesses at mall in Cranberry (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The smell of natural gas caused three businesses at Cranberry Mall to be evacuated Saturday morning. Cranberry Fire Department Assistant Chief Larry Clutter said the department was dispatched for the smell of natural gas at Jo-Ann Fabrics shortly after 10 a.m. When they arrived there was a strong odor inside the business."

2018-02-24 - 12 vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire on Portsmouth Avenue in Greenland (New Hampshire), 4000 feet from the coast:

Quote: "About a dozen vehicles inside the building were burned and several animals died in the fire."

2018-02-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at bowling alley in Williams Lake (Canada):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2018-02-24 - Water deaths rising in Malaysia:

Quote: "It is only the second month of the year, yet the number of deaths due to drowning based on the Fire and Rescue Department’s (FRD) statistics, until Feb 21, has reached 65. FRD deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Soiman Jahid said the hike in drowning cases was alarming, adding that most of them took place at beaches, rivers, waterfalls, lakes/mines or sewers. 'A total of 652 deaths were recorded, with 260 people in 2016, followed by 327 people last year. This year, we have recorded 65 deaths and it is only February,' he said recently."

Note: So 260 watery deaths in 2016, then 327 in 2017, and now they're on pace for 456 this year...

2018-02-24 - Volcano Ebeko erupts, spews ash two kilometers into the atmosphere, in the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2018-02-24 - Mud volcano Hephaestus spews mud in coastal Taman (Russia):

2018-02-24 - UK struck by 21 earthquakes in 50 days including biggest in 10 years:

2018-02-24 - Boat, car, RV trailer and building destroyed by fire in coastal Swansea (Australia):

Quote: "A garage and carport containing a car, boat, and caravan were ablaze. An oxy-acetylene cylinder posed an additional hazard. The fire was so intense that it broke the windows of the house next door and melted its guttering."

2018-02-24 - Towboat bursts into flame after 4 AM near coastal Fujairah (UAE), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "A Filipino seaman died, while 2 other persons were injured in a towboat fire in the waters off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.  Authorities said the incident happened at past 4 in the morning on February 23 while the boat was on its way to India from Ajman."

2018-02-24 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):

Note: These are the 214th, 215th and 216th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-24 - Passenger train coach bursts into flame near Coimbatore (India):

2018-02-24 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-75 near coastal Sarasota (Florida):

Quote: "The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 are now open after a car carrier caught fire Saturday morning just north of the Fruitville Road interchange, according to the Florida Highway Patrol."

Note: This is the 9th car-hauler to burn in 2018, and the fourth in three days...

2018-02-24 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on road in Weld County near Lochbuie (Colorado):

2018-02-24 - In separate incidents, tractor (excavator) and minivan burst into flame in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

Quote: "The first fire happened at 8:21 a.m. on West Booth Drive by Sunrise Boulevard. No injuries were reported and the fire appeared to have started on the car's dashboard, according to fire officials."

Quote: "The second was a bobcat construction vehicle fire that occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Rock Road by Colburn Road, fire officials said. The fire began in the engine area with extension into the cab."

Note: These are the 406th, 407th and 408th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-24 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A251 in Ashford (Britain):

2018-02-24 - RV bursts into flame near Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette (Louisiana):

Note: This is the 90th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame on Route 24 in Berkley (Massachusetts):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame near the Fort Sill Boulevard Gate in Fort Sill (Oklahoma):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 780 in Benicia (California):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame on street in Briceland (California):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame at business on West Olive Street in Rogers (Arkansas):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame on street in Tallaght (Ireland):

2018-02-24 - Taxi bursts into flame on Meadowcroft in Swindon (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Cannock (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame on Park North in Swindon (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Car bursts into flame in Flinton (Britain), 9 miles from coastal Hull:

Quote: "Flinton. Sat 24 Feb 2018 19:21 (No:03345) Car fire. One hose reel and Thermal Image Camera in use to extinguish fire. Vehicle battery disconnected using small tools."

2018-02-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Buxton Road in Aylsham (Britain):

2018-02-24 - SUV and home go up in flames at 6 AM in Fort Collins (Colorado), 1 injured:

2018-02-24 - Two cars, four motorcycles, garage and home go up in flames on Foxton in Woughton Park, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 24 February, 2.43pm Fire in double garage containing four motorbikes, also damaging house and two cars, Foxton, Woughton Park, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Bletchley, one from Broughton, one from Great Holm, one from Olney and two officers attended. Firefighters used a main jet, two hose reels, six sets of breathing apparatus and two PPV (positive pressure ventiation) fans."

2018-02-24 - Six motorcycles and motorcycle shop destroyed by fire in the wee hours in coastal Migori County (Kenya):

Quote: "The morning inferno gutted down the whole workshop consuming six motorcycles, several generators among other valuable items whose value was not immediately established."

2018-02-24 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 12:27 AM in coastal Southampton (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Barn destroyed by fire in Schomberg (Canada):

2018-02-24 - Neon sign bursts into flame at 3:30 AM outside restaurant in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-02-24 - Children’s clothing store heavily damaged by fire in St. Paul (Minnesota):

2018-02-24 - Commercial building destroyed by huge fire at 3:15 AM in Commerce (California):

2018-02-24 - Government building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "Multiple fire tenders were deployed on Saturday evening after a fire broke out at the new Sindh Secretariat building where offices of the chief minister, the information minister, revenue and industries ministers are located.  The fire engulfed the fourth and third floors of the building with the second floor also being affected."

2018-02-24 - Market devastated by fire at 3:30 AM in Nagpur (India):

2018-02-24 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Great Falls (Montana):

2018-02-24 - Home damaged by fire on US 131 in Fife Lake (Michigan):

2018-02-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Balaton (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-02-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after midnight in Grandview (Missouri), 3 injured:

2018-02-24 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in coastal Everett (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-02-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Midlothian (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-02-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2018-02-24 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Corbin (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-02-24 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Channel-Port aux Basques (Canada):

2018-02-24 - Home destroyed by fire in Wapato (Washington):

2018-02-24 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in South Amboy (New Jersey), 5 injured:

2018-02-24 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2018-02-24 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 1:40 AM in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2018-02-24 - Deadly fire burns shed at 5 AM in Plains Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-02-24 - Vacant home burns in Emigration Canyon (Utah):

2018-02-24 - Vacant home burns at 1:30 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-02-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 6:03 AM in coastal Kanaio (Hawaii):

2018-02-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in the Steel Creek area in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-02-24 - Man drops dead before 8 AM on Rockwood Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-02-24 - Woman, 53, teacher, dies after being found unresponsive at school in Wentzville (Missouri):

2018-02-24 - Man found dead in marsh area near Bings Landing in coastal Palm Coast (Florida):

2018-02-24 - Man found dead in pond or lake at apartments in Lawrenceville (Georgia):

2018-02-24 - Person found dead at coastal Centerville Beach (California):

2018-02-24 - Woman found dead along the Lindo Channel in Chico (California):

2018-02-24 - Man, 62, found dead near his home in Turtlecreek Township (Ohio):

2018-02-24 - Man, 62, drops dead in motel room in Alachua (Florida):

2018-02-24 - Woman, 33, falls off building and dies in coastal Galveston (Texas), possible toppler:

2018-02-24 - Man, 37, falls and dies at Upper Catawba Falls (North Carolina), possible toppler:

2018-02-24 - Man slumps over dead in car at Magic Valley Mall in Twin Falls (Idaho):

2018-02-24 - Woman found dead in shed in Peach County (Georgia):

2018-02-24 - Woman, 25, dies in swimming pool at lodge in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe):

2018-02-24 - Man, 52, collapses unconscious on boat, dies shortly later, in coastal Paphos on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-02-24 - Man, 42, slumps over dead in taxi in coastal Kochi (India):

2018-02-24 - College student, man, 21, found dead in the water at Nagalapuram Falls near Puttur (India):

2018-02-24 - Man, 20 found dead in the Arial Khan River in Muladi (Bangladesh):

2018-02-24 - College student, man, 24, drops dead in dorm at university in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2018-02-24 - Woman, 42, drops dead at home near the River Tay in Perth (Scotland):

2018-02-24 - Man found dead on street in Chelmsford (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Woman found dead near church in Bradford (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Man drops dead on Linden Grove in Cross Heath (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Driver has 'medical issue', tractor trailer crashes off road, on I-80 near Skull Valley (Utah), 1 killed:

Quote: "Utah Highway Patrol sergeant Jared Cornia says the driver had a medical issue which caused the driver to cross the median and crash."

Quote: "The man was driving a semi-truck west on I-80 near mile marker 72, one mile east of Skull Valley, at approximately 5:30 p.m., according to a tweet from the Utah Department of Transportation. Utah Highway Patrol officials said the man suffered a medical problem, the details of which are not known at this time, and veered into the eastbound lanes then off the side of the freeway."

2018-02-24 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV slams into home, in Marion (Iowa):

Quote: "Marion Police tweeted that a medical condition caused the crash. The tweet also said there were no injuries except the medical emergency the driver was having."

2018-02-24 - Man in his 20s or 30s has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes into home, in Centralia (Washington):

Quote: "The motorist, thought to be in his late 20s or early 30s, suffered a medical emergency prior to crashing into the house, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said."

2018-02-24 - Driver has 'medical issue' on the M55 near Kirkham (Britain):

Quote: "Police closed a main road running off the M55 motorway because of a 'medical issue', a spokesman for the force said. A driver is understood to have fallen ill behind the wheel in Fleetwood Road, just off junction three for Kirkham."

2018-02-24 - Driver has 'medical issue', car plows into dance studio, in coastal Courtenay (Canada), 2 injured:

Quote: "Courtenay Fire Inspector Greg Lamb said it appears a medical issue with the driver of a silver Volkswagen Jetta caused the vehicle heading north to veer off the road, hit nearby bushes and eventually crash into the building at 2790 Cliffe Ave., home to Ilha Ballet Academy."

2018-02-24 - Shuttle bus hits guardrail and overturns, on I-15 in Box Elder County (Utah):

2018-02-24 - Passenger bus overturns, bursts into flame, near coastal Alexandria (Egypt), 8+ killed, 21+ injured:

2018-02-24 - Car-hauler crashes at midnight, bursts into flame, on Highway 288 in Lake Jackson (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "A fatal wreck around midnight Saturday on Highway 288 at the Oyster Creek overpass in Lake Jackson claimed the life of the vehicle’s driver. Lake Jackson police Lt. Bryan Sidebottom said officers were on patrol when at midnight they heard a loud crash. Officers then found a car-hauling semi-truck fully engulfed in flames on top of the concrete barrier along Highway 288."

2018-02-24 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 6 AM, crashes into home, on Budds Creek Road in Clements (Maryland), 1 mile from the coast, 5 injured:

2018-02-24 - Tractor trailer overturns on the M5 near Tewkesbury (Britain):

2018-02-24 - Dump truck overturns on Route 3/12 in Pence Springs (West Virginia):

2018-02-24 - Car veers off road at 2:15 AM, hits tree, in Kaukauna (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-02-24 - Car veers off road at 12:30 AM, hits wall and tree, in Griswold (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2018-02-24 - Car veers off road, crashes into pond, near Blacklick (Ohio), 1 injured:

2018-02-24 - Stray dogs attack and kill 12-year-old girl near Donetsk (Ukraine):

2018-02-24 - Multiple landslides hit Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-24 - Sinkhole opens on Dallamires Lane in Ripon (Britain):

Quote: "Sink hole – Dallamires Lane, Ripon Time of call: 1545 hours 2 crews from Ripon have been called to a sink hole opening approximately 5m by 5m and of an unknown depth. Fire crews cordoned off the area until arrival of local authority Emergency Planning team and Police. Incident left with Harrogate Borough Council."

2018-02-24 - Benzene contaminating drinking water in and around Fountaingrove (California):

2018-02-24 - Five-story residential building collapses in Cairo (Egypt), 3+ killed, 18 injured:

2018-02-24 - Building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 3+ injured:

2018-02-24 - Man has 'medical condition' on trail in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "The Honolulu Fire Department arrived near the track at 10:22 a.m. and discovered that the man had experienced an undisclosed medical condition while on the trail."

2018-02-24 - Person has 'medical incident' on Bath Street in coastal Weymouth (Britain), 720 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "At 3.03pm on Saturday, February 24, Dorset Police was called to assist the ambulance service with a medical incident in Bath Street Weymouth."

2018-02-24 - Hot wet atmospheric rivers ravage the Arctic:

2018-02-24 - Tornado rips through Logan County (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-24 - Hailstorms pound Medina (Saudi Arabia), vehicles damaged:

2018-02-24 - Cyclone Gita devastated up to half of maize crops in New Zealand:

2018-02-24 - Record atmospheric moisture feeds flooding in Central US:

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ohio, state of emergency declared:

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Arkansas:

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Canberra (Australia):

2018-02-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bolivia, 8 killed, nearly 100,000 people homeless:

2018-02-24 - Record 4 inches of snow hits Vancouver (Canada):

2018-02-24 - Meteor spotted over Côte-d'Or (France):

2018-02-24 - Rare one-in-a-million yellow cardinal spotted in Alabama:

2018-02-24 - Hungry Venezuelan workers are collapsing, so is the oil industry:

2018-02-24 - Largest observational study to date finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia:

2018-02-24 - Thinking outside the box of quantum physics, how the mind can make sense of the quantum quagmire in more ways than one:

2018-02-24 - Brief history of Australia's eeriest alien encounters:

2018-02-24 - Cold weather cancels snail races at inn in Holbeton (Britain):

Quote: "An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete."

Note: Snail races sound really exciting. 'And the winning time was...Thursday!'


  1. G'day Tom N., Fran, Mike D. and Jonny! It's reassuring when people check in from their various locales occasionally. Nice to know we're still here, eh?!

    Jonny picks out most enjoyable articles to finish off his post. Snail races! Who'd a thunk it? Brought a smile to me mug.

    Just to be clear, we're including bobcats, bulldozers, front end loaders, telescopic handlers, rollers, milling machines, graders, mechanical shovels, blacktop spreaders and the like as tractors.

    It's time to admit the US war in Afghanistan is total nonsense

    Whatever happened to the Donald Trump who tweeted in 2013, "Let's get out of Afghanistan ... we waste billions there. Nonsense!"

    And whatever happened to the reality TV star who used to tell under-performers, "you're fired"?

    Today, as commander in chief, President Trump is indefinitely extending the Afghan war's record as the longest in U.S. history. He's wasting $45 billion to wage it this year alone. And he's not even thinking of firing his huckster generals who claim that sending a few thousand more troops and stepping up the bombing will be a "game changer."

    Much like the Vietnam War, every day's news of war from Afghanistan puts the lie to optimistic claims of a military solution. A recent BBC study concluded that Taliban forces are now active in 70 percent of the country, more than at any time since the end of 2001. Unofficial U.S. estimates of their strength have soared from about 20,000 in 2014 to at least 60,000 today. [more]

    Trump, hiding rationale for bombing Syria, sets a deadly precedent

    Trump's Attack on Syria Violated US and International Law [more]

    Massive explosion rips through home and shop in Leicester, UK [Updates]

    All emergency services personnel in the area were diverted to Hinckley Road and Carlisle street, after witnesses reported a 'massive explosion'

    Cops have declared a 'major incident' after a suspected gas explosion reportedly tore through a shop and the flat above in Leicester. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Monday, 26 February 2018
    You Tube is scrubbing all evidence on the Parklands shooting

    InfoWars Receives YouTube Termination Warning Over "Crisis Actor" Video

    [mustn't tell the truth]

    More from the Parkland shooting in Florida

    Teacher grazed by Parkland shooter’s bullet: ‘Shooter was in full metal garb, helmet, face mask, bulletproof armor, shooting a rifle I never seen before’
    How does the purported shooter exit his Uber ride, put on full body dress, helmet, assemble his rifle, load it and start firing at targets within two minutes

    Video Footage Shows Multiple Police Officers Removing Bag From Parkland, Florida High School [more]

    The Antarctic jetstream

    Meandering jetstream in Southern Hemisphere

    Antarctic Jet has gone beyond extreme Rossby Waves and now has a closed-circuit circulation inside the jet (some backwards travel) MUCH like we now see GROWING ALL OVER the Arctic Jet! These meanderings is bad enough for extreme weather in the south pacific, but seem to point to a more global collapse as we are seeing North [more]

    Flooding in 8 Tri-state communities

    Record Atmospheric Moisture Feeding Central U.S. Flooding

    Moderate to major flooding expected on the Ohio River

    Here's what flooding looks like across 8 Tri-State communities[more]

    30+ large aftershocks including a mag 6.0 have rocked Papua New Guinea after a powerful mag 7.5 struck yesterday: Many lives thought to be lost

    American Idolatry

    A reality tv host for President. You can't make this shit up. Here comes Running Man...

    I for one am glad Trump is President. He embodies everything that is wrong with this era, so he deserves the honour of taking this Roman circus to its grave: he's fake, arrogant, ignorant, vain, narcissistic, semi-literate, buffoonish and morally void. Not to say that he is alone in these attributes by any means. Only to say that it's rare to find so many asinine qualities in one reality tv host...[more]

  3. News Links, February 26, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    US Gross National Debt Spikes $1 Trillion in Less Than 6 Months

    Government debt levels to hit new global high this year--S&P
    Governments around the world will borrow roughly $7.4 trillion (791 trillion yen) this year, credit rating firm S&P Global estimated on Thursday, pushing their overall debt total to a record level for the third year in a row.

    Global Growth? Retail Sales Flop in US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia

    Venezuela's New Cryptocurrency: Just Another Form of Control Fraud

    Services starting to return after BB&T has large banking outage overnight
    The outage, which was first reported Thursday, affected the bank's online banking, mobile banking app and ATM services. Millions of customers were affected.

    The Next Petro? Iranian Minister Reveals Cryptocurrency Plans

    Turkish Lawmaker Proposes National Cryptocurrency

    Coinbase to Allow IRS Access to Personal Data of 13,000 Customers

    Delta passengers were trapped on runway for 12 hours
    Such nightmarish events could soon be on the rise as the airline industry attempts to roll back rules meant to limit the amount of time passengers can be stuck on a plane.

    American Airlines subsidiary workers say they must take food stamps, sell blood to get by

    Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

    US may open path for Saudi Arabia to acquire nuclear weapons

    Selective Outrage Undermines Human Rights in Syria

    U.S. shale investors still waiting on payoff from oil boom

    Asia Set To Lose 3 Million Bpd Of Oil Production
    Natural depletion from mature oil fields will significantly erode oil production in the region, and new projects will not be able to makeup for the decline.

    Iberdrola chief says global renewable sector facing Enron-style endgame
    The chief executive of Spanish utility Iberdrola, Ignacio Galan, has warned of the prospect of financial disaster for the global renewable energy sector, reminiscent of the collapse of Enron.

    70,000 Bpd Come Offline As Libya Shuts El-Feel Oilfield

    [continued below]

  4. California agriculture sees 'chilling, damaging effect' from wave of immigration audits

    Bon appétit: 'Dirty meat': Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants

    Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'
    Earlier this month, the coast guard detained a Spanish ship carrying more than 705,000 pounds (320,000 kilos) of fish caught illegally.
    There are two problems: First, the sea is fished out, and second, countries are all desperate to feed their ballooning populations (i.e., too many humans). -- RF

    New cutting-edge science confirms that Antarctica is losing ice faster every year

    Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely

    Japan approves drug that kills flu virus in a day

    "America Uses 30x More Opioids Than Is Medically Necessary For A Population Its Size"

    Cybercrime 'pandemic' may have cost the world $600 billion last year

    Ecuador says mediation with Britain over Assange has failed

    Meddling for Empire: the CIA Comes Clean
    Down from the clouds of unreality that remains Fox News, former intelligence officers have been even more candid, thrilled to confess to something as natural as eating. "If you ask any intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all," comes the view of Steven L. Hall, who left the CIA in 2015 after 30 years of service. Not only had the US "absolutely" carried out operations in influencing elections, he hoped "we keep doing it."

    Lawyers For The DNC Argue That Primary Rigging Is Protected By The First Amendment

    Americans are increasingly becoming more self-destructive in 'nightmarish' trend

    Credit Card debt over $1 trillion and 1 in 5 Americans have more credit card debt than actual savings.

    Debt on Track to Destroy The American Middle Class

    Surging Freight Costs Fire Up Inflation Fears

    Prime-Age Men May Never Return to U.S. Workforce, Fed Paper Says

    Top 10 Signs the U.S. Is the Most Corrupt Nation in the World

    "CalPERS Is Near Insolvency; It Needs A Bailout Soon" - Former Board Member Makes Stunning Admission

    Toys R Us' chances of survival growing dimmer

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown Hits These Stores the Most

    Temperatures to keep rising in Pacific Northwest, new climate models confirm

    FBI wants $300 MILLION to prevent election meddling – can't even prevent crime
    FBI couldn't stop the Florida shooter after warnings, yet need $300 Million for Twitter policing [shut them all down]

  5. Heart-stopping moment boulder narrowly misses car

    [short scary video]

    5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia.

    In southwestern Michigan, the body of a 48-year-old man was found floating in floodwaters Sunday in Kalamazoo, city Public Safety Lt. David Thomas said. Police were withholding the release of his name until notifying relatives.
    Thomas said the death didn't appear suspicious but the cause wasn't known. [more; short video]

    [right after that video there's one on FL crop impacts from Irma]

    British boxing in shock after Westgarth death

    Westgarth, 31, won his fight against Dec Spelman in Doncaster on Saturday but looked uncomfortable as he was interviewed ringside after his points victory.

    He was taken to Royal Hallamshire Hospital but his condition deteriorated shortly before arrival and his death was confirmed by his promoter Stefy Bull on Monday. [more]

    A CDC researcher left work sick two weeks ago — then vanished—-then-vanished/ar-BBJzOZ5

    the researcher, who studies disease patterns, was not feeling well Feb. 12 and left work around midday.

    Cunningham, 35, hasn't been seen or heard from since

    What they discovered in their son's home raised more questions, including Cunningham's unattended dog, Mr. Bojangles, and his wallet, cellphone and driver's license. His car was in the garage, the Times reported. [more]

    1 killed, others injured in Washington avalanche, officials say

    A deadly avalanche prompted first responders to rush to the Crystal Springs area in Seattle on Sunday, CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reports. Another avalanche reportedly caused a road closure along State Route 20.

    One person was killed in the avalanche west of Cle Elum while two had minor injuries and another person also injured, according to Kittitas County officials. [more]

    Trump has long vowed to slash government. Now the knives are finally coming out.

    Four dead in Leicester explosion: British police

    "At this stage, there are four confirmed fatalities and four people remain in hospital, one with serious injuries," Leicestershire police said in a statement about the blast on Sunday evening.

    Officers said there was no indication the explosion was related to terrorism but the cause had yet to be determined. [more]

    US-led coalition perpetrates two new massacres of civilians in Deir Ezzor countryside - 29 dead

    [more below]

  6. A year without summer in Brazil

    Remember, summer begins on December 21 in Brazil and ends on March 20.

    This summer has already seen 12 days of frost, while the summer of 2008/2009 saw 13 days. It's also the seventh frost of 2018, making it the biggest number of frost days for the start of the year in 64 years! [more]

    Three dead dolphins discovered in Long Beach, Mississippi

    [all babies]

    Shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia

    Rare snowfall hits Rome, Italy (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    Residents woke to the city's first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least four lives. [more]

    Lightning bolt kills 2 people in Nigeria

    Quercetin far superioir to Tamiflu as flu remedy

    One such supplement is quercetin,1 an antioxidant flavonol found naturally in apples, plums, red grapes, green tea, elder flower and onions, just to name a few. For a more exhaustive list, see Superfoodly's ranking of the top 100 quercetin-packed foods.2 Quercetin has been shown to combat inflammation and acts as a natural antihistamine. Elder flower extract, which is rich in quercetin, has been traditionally used as a tonic to boost immunity. It is also widely known to promote lung and bronchial tract health. [more]

    Authorities on alert as winter storm moves toward charred mountains in Santa Barbara County

    Authorities are monitoring a winter storm that's expected to bring rain to fire-ravaged mountains in Santa Barbara County starting Monday evening, possibly giving way to flooding and debris flows.

    Residents who live below mountains burned by the Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas and Alamo fires were warned late Sunday to prepare in case they are ordered to evacuate Monday night. [more]

    Son of ex-Chicago schools chief Paul Vallas dies in California

    The cause of death was unclear, according to an official in the sheriff’s department. [more]

    Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After Recapture

    A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured. [more; fuckers just couldn't leave her be]

    Thousands of fish die mysteriously in Argentina

    What did kill so many fish in Argentina? Residents of Santa Rosa were left baffled after discovering thousands of dead fish had washed ashore overnight. The strange scene took place along the banks of the city and had some people worried that the fish had perished due to some kind of pollution. [more]

  7. Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Papua New Guinea

    A mag 6.0 hits Indonesia and another mag 6.2 aftershock rocks Papua New Guinea bringing the total to 4 major quakes in 24 hours

    As marina thaws, thousands of frozen shad appear in Burlington, Iowa

    The Spring thaw arrived at Bluff's Harbor Marina this week and brought with it thousands of dead shad.

    During two months of ice and freezing temperatures, the fish in the marina slowly ran out of oxygen. Harbormaster Jon Billups said even using bubblers, which churn air and oxygen into the marina during the winter months to keep ice down, did not help this year. [more]

    Fireball amazes onlookers as it streaks across the skies of Chile (VIDEO)

    Graph of the Day: Percent of U.S. children earning more than their parents, by year of birth, 1940-1985

    We conclude that absolute mobility has declined sharply in America over the past half century primarily because of the growth in inequality. If one wants to revive the “American Dream” of high rates of absolute mobility, one must have an interest in growth that is shared more broadly across the income distribution. [more]

    China’s lust for jaguar fangs imperils big cats

    Week 8 NOAA claim warm Jan after cooking the books mag 7.5 rocks PNG with big aftershocks Mount Sinabung blows again

    [~ 11.25 min. video; cooking the books my ass - just because it was cold HERE in the U.S., it doesn't account for all the heat at the POLES! This guy is starting to sound like SOTT]

    Upside down weather! As parts of Europe drop to -27 deg C (-17 deg F) and 8 dead in Poland with temperatures above 0 on the Arctic circle

    Pyrrhic Victory

    Under Trump, the U.S. has wholesale abandoned any pretense of global authority. Whether or not that was due to Russian election interference, is completely irrelevant. The price to be paid for this final clown show is wholly unaffordable.

    The lesson of the day for Jimmy Kunstler and the other geezers worried they'll be unduly stripped of their clown prince, is "pyrrhic victory": a victory that comes at a cost so great that it's tantamount to devastating loss. In reality, they got exactly what they deserve: Historically colossal humiliation.

    This clown show won't end until even the dumbest Republicans admit they lost the election. With each day America's global reputation sinks lower and lower - for those still capable of being embarassed that is. And yet, among consumers, business, casino gamblers, and billionaires fake confidence remains at an all time high. [more; I guess he leans Democratic]

    Pruitt: Bible says ‘harvest the natural resources’

    [wool, the BUY-BULL sez become like cancer . .]

    [I would pay to see Mike Tyson bash this ass-clown's face in]