Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-28

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

2018-02-28 - Man has 'medical emergency' while cooking, fire ignites, in Huber Heights (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "The victim suffered a medical emergency while cooking sparking the blaze, according to investigators, and was overcome by the smoke before firefighters pulled him to safety."

2018-02-28 - RV goes up in flames at 3:33 AM and kills person in Gardena (California):

Quote: "A person perished in an RV fire this morning in the Gardena area just outside of Compton. The RV was reported to be engulfed in flames at 3:33 a.m. in the area of Avalon and Compton boulevards, said a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher."

Note: This is the 100th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 8th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-02-28 - Passenger bus bursts into flame and kills 1 person, injures 12 more, in Hapur (India):

Quote: "A passenger who was trapped inside the vehicle was burnt to death, while 12 others were rescued with injuries."

Note: This is the 138th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM on Stoney Trail NE in Calgary (Canada), man burned:

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Ash (Britain):

Quote: "A home in Ash has burnt down after a blaze in a car spread to the property. Surrey Fire and Rescue were called out to the semi-detached house in May Crescent last night (February 28) before 7pm."

2018-02-28 - Underground electrical explosion blows manhole cover off in Edmonton (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Central Arctic ice cracking up 4 months early:

Note: Whoa, so the ice in the Arctic is now where it should be in JULY. That's extremely ominous...

2018-02-28 - Volcano Bosavi, dormant for centuries, showing signs of unrest in Papua New Guinea:

2018-02-28 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea:

2018-02-28 - Cargo ship 'Mumtaz Amca' damaged by explosion in coastal Sinop (Turkey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "General cargo ship MUMTAZ AMCA suffered an explosion in boiler room on Feb 28, at Sinop anchorage, Turkey, Black sea. The ship loaded with coal sheltered in Sinop Cape area from storm, while en route from Tuapse Russia to Izmit Turkey. One crew died in explosion, another one, oiler, was injured, he was transferred to hospital."

Note: This is the 230th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-28 - School bus bursts into flame on I-95 in Orono (Maine):

Note: This is the 63rd school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 139th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-28 - Shuttle bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Victoria (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Transit bus bursts into flame on road in coastal Alappuzha (India):

2018-02-28 - Twelve buses destroyed by fire while parked at depot in Karnataka (India):

Quote: "12 buses were gutted in a massive fire, which broke out in Karnataka's Kalaburagi earlier today."

Note: These are the 140th-153rd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at strip mall in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on Davis Grove Road near Bradford (Tennessee):

2018-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near New Stanton (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Both lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the New Stanton and Donegal interchanges reopened about 4 p.m. Wednesday after being snarled for over an hour due to a tractor-trailer fire, according to state police turnpike dispatchers. The fire was reported at 2:35 p.m. in the eastbound lanes at milepost 76.9, about 2 miles east of the New Stanton interchange, turnpike officials reported."

2018-02-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 near Mitchell (South Dakota):

2018-02-28 - Tractor bursts into flame inside barn in Hockworthy, Somerset (Britain):

Note: These are the 428th, 429th, 430th, 431st and 432nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-28 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Coral Springs (Florida), near the coast:

2018-02-28 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Streetsboro (Ohio):

2018-02-28 - Box truck bursts into flame at business in coastal Cedarhurst (New York), 160 feet from the ocean:,100617

2018-02-28 - Cement truck bursts into flame on the Ipswich Motorway in Dinmore (Australia):

2018-02-28 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the M1 in Leicestershire (Britain):

2018-02-28 - Van bursts into flame on the M62 near Castleford (Britain):

2018-02-28 - SUV bursts into flame inside auto salvage business in Brainerd (Minnesota):

2018-02-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home in Egypt (Idaho):

2018-02-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-70 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-02-28 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked on street in Palisade (Colorado):

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near coastal Nokomis (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame at Walmart in Walton (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 in Charleston (West Virginia):

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Gatineau (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on highway near coastal Cape Ray (Canada):

Quote: "The Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department dealt with its second fire in less than a week on Wednesday night, Feb. 28, when a Chevrolet Cruze unexpectedly caught fire near Cape Ray. The Cape Ray Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene. The call came in around 8:45 p.m."

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame in coastal Corner Brook (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at apartments in Nicosia on the island of Cyprus (Greece), 1 injured:

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal Douglas on the Isle of Man:

2018-02-28 - Car bursts into flame on the A141 near Wyton (Britain):

2018-02-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Coronado Bridge near coastal Coronado (California):

2018-02-28 - Hoverboard bursts into flame in garbage truck on Vardon Road in coastal Brigantine (New Jersey), 720 feet from the ocean:

2018-02-28 - Brush fire breaks out near Lake Trafford in Immokalee (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Brush fire rages out of control, threatens homes, near Mulwala (Australia):

2018-02-28 - Boat storage business damaged by fire at 10:55 PM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-02-28 - Storage facility damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in coastal Merritt Island (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Commercial high-rise building damaged by basement fire in Houston (Texas):

2018-02-18 - Business heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Richmond (Virginia):

2018-02-28 - Power loom factory devastated by huge fire in Bhiwandi (India):

2018-02-28 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in coastal Port St. John (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Mobile home destroyed by fire near Swansea (South Carolina):

2018-02-28 - Home damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, in Evanston (Illinois):

2018-02-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:10 AM in Brooklyn area in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 2 injured:

2018-02-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM in Fort Worth (Texas), 2 injured:

2018-02-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Albany (New York):

2018-02-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Decatur (Georgia), 1 injured:

2018-02-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:06 AM on Homer's Gap Road in Logan Township (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2018-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Deercreek area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire in Tuscarora (New York), 2 injured:

2018-02-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Cedarbrook Lane in Lawrence Township (New Jersey):

2018-02-28 - Duplex destroyed by fire in Sergeant Bluff (Iowa):

2018-02-28 - Condo complex heavily damaged by huge fire at 6:38 AM in Dickinson (North Dakota):

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM in Kilgore (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:09 AM in Edison (New Jersey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home in Scottsdale (Arizona), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home in Brodhead (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home in Flossmoor (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Everett (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 1:30 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 killed:

2018-02-28 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on the South Shore in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Vacant home burns at 12:15 AM in Mt. Washington (Ohio):

2018-02-28 - Vacant home burns in Wichita (Kansas):

2018-02-28 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2018-02-28 - Around a dozen rabbits found dead in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "Animal control officers on Vancouver Island are investigating after an unusually large number of dead rabbits were found near a sports facility in Nanaimo on Tuesday. Carley Colclough, control services' pound coordinator, said 'approximately 12' were found yesterday morning, although maintenance staff may have already dealt with some bodies. There was no obvious reasons for the deaths, she said. 'We did pick up an unusual number of deceased rabbits,' said Colclough."

2018-02-28 - Three people found dead in 24 hours in the River Clyde in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "A THIRD body has been pulled from Glasgow’s River Clyde in less than 24 hours as emergency services make horror find in Govan. The tragic discovery was made by cops at around 10.15am this morning."

Quote: "It is understood there is no connection between the discoveries."

Note: Definitely connected by timeframe, geographic area, proximity to the coast, immersion in water and the atmosphere. Other than those FIVE connections, yeah, probably no connection. I wonder what the last person alive in Glasgow will be thinking. Probably something like, 'Hey, where'd everybody go?!'

2018-02-28 - Man, 52, dies while riding snowmobile near Ruth Lake near Emily (Minnesota):

Quote: "The possible snowmobile crash was on a snowmobile trail near Ruth Lake, north of the city of Emily, at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to Capt. Scott Goddard. 'Two snowmobilers were traveling together when the first one noticed that his companion was no longer behind him, so he went back down the trail and found him,' Goddard said. 'It's undetermined exactly what happened so far. We're not sure if it was a medical issue or exactly what took place—just that the snowmobile did not appear to be damaged and then once first responders arrived, he was pronounced dead.'"

2018-02-28 - Man drops dead before 5 AM near the Venice Beach Boardwalk in coastal Venice Beach (California):

2018-02-28 - Man, 22, drops dead in field near Kroger in Harrison (Ohio):

2018-02-28 - Young woman found dead in stream in Wappinger (New York):

2018-02-28 - Woman found dead in pond in Silver Spring (Maryland):

2018-02-28 - Woman, 30 to 40, found dead in the Delaware River near Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-28 - Man found dead in Spring Lake in John A. Roebling Park in Hamilton (New Jersey):

2018-02-28 - Man, 47, found dead in lake in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Woman in her 30s found dead in car in Rock Falls (Illinois):

2018-02-28 - Man, 65, judge, drops dead at home in North Syracuse (New York):

2018-02-28 - Man in his 60s drops dead at Kiwanis Park in Yakima (Washington):

2018-02-28 - Man found dead near pawn shop in San Angelo (Texas):

2018-02-28 - Woman found dead in ditch at 5 AM in Houston (Texas):

2018-02-28 - Person found dead in creek in Waynesville (North Carolina):

2018-02-28 - Man, 29, has 'medical issue' at jail, dies shortly later, in Sacramento County (California):

2018-02-28 - Man, 49, dies at prison in Carson City (Nevada):

2018-02-28 - Man, 68, goes for walk, has 'medical condition' and drops dead, in Grey Highlands (Canada), near Lake Huron:

2018-02-28 - Man, 30, found dead in marshy area near the St. Lawrence River in Akwesasne (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Man, 59, found dead in Hamilton (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Man, sailor, has breathing problems and drops dead on cargo ship in coastal Khidderpore (India):

Quote: "The foreign national sailor was found dead in the driver cabin of MV Girls-3 cargo ship, which was docked late last night. Police said the sailor had breathing trouble."

2018-02-28 - Man in his 40s slumps over dead in car in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

2018-02-28 - College student, woman, 35, found dead at home in coastal London (Britain):

2018-02-28 - Man, 61, has 'medical event', tractor trailer crashes off road, on I-5 near Castle Rock (Washington), 1 killed:

Quote: "A UPS semi driver with a box trailer was traveling northbound when his truck left the roadway hitting a guardrail and continued traveling along the right shoulder before coming to a stop. Troopers said the driver, 61-year-old Steven Adam, suffered a 'medical event' and left the roadway for an unknown reason."

2018-02-28 - Man, 51, has 'medical event', car crashes into gas station, in Portage (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "It was likely a medical event that caused a driver of a vehicle to strike a portion of a Meijer Gas Station on Westnedge Avenue in Portage, according to police. The incident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The 51-year-old man driving was the only one in the vehicle and was the only person injured in this incident."

2018-02-28 - Man, 65, has 'medical condition', heart stops, car crashes in parking lot, in Genoa Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Authorities believe the man, 65, of Genoa Township, suffered a medical condition before his vehicle crashed into a parked car at the Genoa Township resort, said Mike Evans, deputy chief for the Brighton Area Fire Authority. The man was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived, Evans said. They managed to restore a pulse and were taking him to a hospital."

2018-02-28 - Driver has 'medical incident', car crashes into wall, in Hickstead (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The patient was conscious when we got to the scene and the car had hit the wall. It was believed to be a medical incident."

2018-02-28 - Small plane crashes near Schlemeyer Field in Odessa (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-02-28 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Small plane crashes on the island of Vanua Levu (Fiji Islands), 2 killed:

2018-02-28 - Small plane crash-lands in Nyeri (Kenya):

2018-02-28 - Helicopter crashes in Delmas (South Africa), 2 killed:

2018-02-28 - Tanker truck overturns on highway in Rajasthan (India):

2018-02-28 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-85 near Tuskegee (Alabama):

2018-02-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-65 in Boone County (Indiana):

2018-02-28 - Pickup truck hits semi head-on, near coastal Eureka (California), 1 killed:

2018-02-28 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Fargo (North Dakota), 1 injured:

2018-02-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Bossley Park (Australia):

Quote: "The driver, a 50-year-old man was treated and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition. Police from Fairfield Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash. Initial inquiries suggest the man may have suffered a medical episode."

2018-02-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in St. George (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "The man was driving away from the Elks Lodge on W 1250 North when a possible medical issue caused him to lose control and hit an embankment on the side of the road, which then made him launch off the other side of the road, said St. George Police officer Joe Deim."

2018-02-28 - Man acts erratically on passenger plane, gets off, strips off clothes, attacks airport employees, in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "The passenger was about to be tossed off the flight for 'erratic behavior' when he ran back down the plane’s access stairs and onto the ramp area, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Wednesday. The flight was operated by PSA Airlines, police said. Two videos obtained by Charlotte TV station WSOC show the man stripping off some of his clothes, then punching and chasing airport employees. He charges at one worker and hits him with the wand."

2018-02-28 - Dogs attack and kill woman in coastal Paphos on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-02-28 - Sinkhole collapses part of home in coastal Washington DC, two homes evacuated:

2018-02-28 - Sinkhole opens under truck in Redhill (Britain):

2018-02-28 - Building partially collapses in Scottsbluff (Nebraska):

2018-02-28 - Bridge collapses, cars damaged, on Coach Street in Skipton (Britain):

Quote: "Bridge Collapse – Coach street, Skipton Time of call: 15:33 Appliances form Skipton attended this incident which involved a bridge that had collapsed over the beck near the carpark on coach street, appliances cordoned of the area and made the scene safe. Crews are currently still in attendance and this incident is ongoing."

2018-02-28 - Man, 65, has chest pains at John Muir Cabin in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2018-02-28 - Climate change pushing weather extremes 'off the scale', says global cities group:

2018-02-28 - Magnitude 3.2 earthquake shakes Cumbria (Britain):

2018-02-28 - Death toll from M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea hits 31, with 300 injured:

2018-02-28 - Bomb cyclone heads toward the US Northeast:

Quote: "New England is gearing up for its most significant storm since early January’s 'bomb cyclone,' with heavy rain, roaring winds and excessive coastal flooding expected Friday and Saturday from the mid-Atlantic to New England."

2018-02-28 - Snowstorm unloads on Ireland, many flights canceled:

2018-02-28 - Waterspout filmed off Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-02-28 - Waterspout filmed near Gozo (Malta):

2018-02-28 - Record-breaking cold hits parts of Russia:

2018-02-28 - Stacks of rare blue ice form 30 feet high on shores of the Great Lakes:

2018-02-28 - New evidence of radioactive nanoparticules at Fukushima:

2018-02-28 - Bus-sized asteroid to pass close to Earth on March 2nd:

2018-02-28 - 'Loud metallic noises' heard in the skies of northern Ontario (Canada):

2018-02-28 - Powerful flare detected from Proxima Centauri:

2018-02-28 - Supreme Court rules that immigrants can be detained indefinitely:

2018-02-28 - Shaolin monk pierces pane of glass with needle:

Note: I could take him out...for a beer!


  1. What a month February 2018 was for garbage truck fires! Unprecedented for such a short month - on more days than JJFH events in Hull! There were a total of 11 days where 12 garbage trucks burst into flames while there were 10 days with 12 JJFH incidents in Hull. On 5 occasions, both happened on the same day! Wow, that's just nuts.

    DA: Woman, 3 young children found dead in Massachusetts home

    A woman and three young children were found dead Thursday in the upstairs bedroom of a Massachusetts home, according to a district attorney who called their deaths suspicious.

    No other information was immediately released. [more]

    Ice kingdom at Lake of Geneva

    Wildfire potential, March through June

    [over half of Texas in the red - be careful out there Mike]

    Venice under snow on March 1, 2018 in pictures and video

    Venice has been carpeted by snow in recent days. This after the canals almost completely dried up a few weeks ago… [more]

    US collapse: The spectacle of our time

    There is no going back to a supposed golden age, no matter how much Trump crows about "America First".

    In short, the US is patently lashing out as a rogue regime. There's no disguising that fiendish fact. [more]

    Record cold, snow and high winds paralyzes Europe and claims lives

    Beast from the East meets Storm Emma, causing UK's worst weather in years

    Thousands of schools were closed across the UK and hospital operations were cancelled.

    On Thursday night, thousands of drivers, who ignored warnings not to go out, or had no option but to brave the snow and ice, were left stranded on roads across the UK in freezing temperatures.

    Many rail and air travellers also endured delays and cancellations.

    In Looe, Cornwall, a seven-year-old girl died after a car crashed into a house. The child, believed to have been a passing pedestrian, died at the scene. [more]

    Friday, 2 March 2018
    Snow at sea level in Norfolk, England

    "The Beast from the East’: The beach at Holkham in Norfolk

    UK ON RED ALERT! 8th named storm of the year "Emma" to bring galeforce winds and another 50cm of snow as "gas deficit warning" issued

    [long article with lots of videos]

    Winter Storm Riley set to undergo 'bombogenesis' and batter US Northeast coast with dangerous floods, 80mph winds, heavy rain and up to three inches of snow

    [If I lose power, you'll know because there will be no comments]

    [continued below]

  2. Weather emergency coming to US Northeast

    Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday's Nor'easter

    Tens of thousands evacuate in California as storm brings mudslide risk

    Mandatory evacuations of more than 20,000 people in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Summerland and Carpinteria were effective immediately, Brown said.

    "There's a lot of wishful thinking and hope that somehow this time around it's not as devastating as the last (storm in January). [more]

    Meteor fireball reported over Wisconsin, US

    [Did you ever read any of this author way back when, Jonny?]
    Worlds unknown: Tales of mysterious underground civilizations

    One of the most seemingly absurd claims of an underground civilization was detailed in a 1956 bestselling book called The Third Eye, which is an allegedly autobiographical account by a man named Tuesday Lobsang Rampa, outlining his experiences at Chakpori Lamasery, in Tibet. [more; fascinating - see comment]

    Countries Talked About Dumping The Dollar & Now They Are Doing It

    Iran Bans Use Of US Dollars In Trade

    [~ 16.25 min X-22 Report and ZeroHedge article]

    "We have seen the last days of a stable planet on our planet"

    What is a stable jetstream and WHAT IS NOT

    [remember when he said "We're FUCKED!"?]
    Jason Box interviewed on the Arctic

    Freakishly Warm” Arctic Weather Has Scientists Reconsidering Worst-Case Scenarios on Climate Change

    [~ 7 min. Democracy Now segment]

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls Another 420 Points As Investors Panic About A Potential Trade War

    Denial Is Not A River In Egypt

    It's extremely fitting that the most denialistic society in human history would get punk'd by their dedicated worship of ignorance...

    This entire farce is hanging by a handful of overowned, overbought, and overvalued big cap tech companies. Four to be exact: Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft and Apple. There is no sign of fear, anxiety, or concern. Just another opportunity to buy Amazon

    Even Amazon is rolling over [more; see graphs]

    The Usual Bagholders. Have Passed Wind At Their Backs

    It's abundantly clear that 99.99% of people don't understand the stock market and the economy. Especially the dunces on Wall Street. Last year, the S&P 500 blew far beyond all of Wall Street's end of year price targets. So, what did they do this year? They all massively raised their price targets. If they had any fucking brain, they would have all lowered them...

    I think we all see where I'm going with this:
    S&P 500 profit estimates at the end of the cycle have the veracity of a Magic 8 ball. Forward profit estimates are right now turning back into a pumpkin [more]

  3. News Links, March 2, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Why U.S. GDP Hasn't Really Increased Since 2000

    Peter Schiff: The Party Is Over

    Chicago PMI Tumbles To 6-Month Lows

    Peter Schiff: End of Artificially Low Rates Spells Stock Collapse, Recession

    The world's largest ad agency just had $2.6 billion wiped off its market cap

    Global Growth Narrative Stumbles As Nomura Warns "Best May Now Be Behind Us"

    Major U.S. solar company blames job cuts on Trump's solar import tariff

    Best Buy to close 250 mobile phone stores

    Pakistan launches naval exercise as it aims to counter India, protect economy

    Expert: Delayed war games between U.S. and South Korea to take place early April

    It's [way beyond] Time To Tell Israel And Saudi Arabia To Fight Their Own Wars

    Resisting Calls to 'Do Something' About Syria

    Why One War When We Can Have Two!

    'Cheap gas is gone' - stark warnings over gas shortage (Australia)

    UK running out of gas, warns National Grid [called off]

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary seeks to calm farmers after Trump biofuel talks

    Any sensible government would dump biofuels, whose energy yield is far too low to support industrial civilization. -- RF

    The Aviation Industry Is Backing Biofuels
    Waste of money. The airline industry will crash and burn before it uses biofuels on an appreciable scale. -- RF

    Government Instability in Several Oil, Gas Producing Countries Set to Rise

    Watch out, cows. Yeast is gunning to be the next dairy disruptor

    Nuclear waste mountains just go on growing
    Some politicians still claim atomic energy is the answer to climate change while leaving the problem of nuclear waste to our descendants. [nuke activists saw this coming decades ago]

    Diesel exhaust might raise truckers' odds for ALS

    Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions

    Shale-rich Oklahoma still facing seismic test
    The USGS recorded a minor tremor early Wednesday even as state officials work to stem the issue.

    Oklahoma Bolsters Earthquake Protocol For Frackers

    Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

    Chop, baby, chop! Cambodia, Laos losing the last of their trees
    Timber smugglers are devastating protected forest areas in a lucrative trade driven by China and facilitated by Vietnam

    [the wind has started to pick up here]

    US Cyber Command granted new, expanded authorities

    Equifax discovers another 2.4 million customers hit by data breach

    North Korea, Iran and U.S. Intelligence that Neither Hears Nor Sees

    The War Against Alternative Information

    America as Boot Camp

    KFC reports gravy shortage, following chicken crisis

    Fukushima's tankfuls of tainted water force tough call on dumping
    Pouring diluted tritium into sea would trigger backlash, but space is tight

    Fukushima village radiation still above gov't target after cleanup: Greenpeace

    Our Fragmented Labor Markets Defy Outdated Conventions

    Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Dive to Lowest Level in 3.5 Years

    Construction Spending Flat, Private Construction Negative
    Economists expected construction spending to rise. Instead, spending was flat, and only because of government spending.

    Inflation is in the Rear-View Mirror
    43 percent of credit card holders carry a balance. Delinquencies are rising. It's a deflationary debt trap.

    Total Student Debt In America Now Exceeds The Cost Of Iraq War

    Senators Will Use War Powers Act to Try to End US Involvement in Yemen War [about time]

    The Brick & Mortar Retail Meltdown, February Update [will have no effect on fictitious govt unemployment numbers]

  4. The wind started ta-howlin' and bang, the power went out.

    Final transmission until it's restored.

    If this is IT, it's been a pleasure makin' your acquaintance everyone.

  5. whew! Back on-line. had me worried fer a while 'ere.

    Wud die miss?

    Well, let's see - there's trees and branches down everywhere, we got SNOW and 50 mph winds with gusts to 65, the roads aren't bad, surprisingly, but mass transit is all fucked up, and there are accidents all over the place. Sounds about par for the course.

    Bombogenesis Winter Storm Riley hits the US East Coast with 60mph winds, snow and 4ft surges leaving 500,000 without power and causing 2,600 cancelled flights

    Winter Storm Riley is more than a beast! It’s a bombogenesis powerful storm. Parts of Boston on Friday and the rest of coastal Massachusetts have been flooded at high tide, when the third highest tide on record at 14.67 ft with storm surges rising to almost 4ft hit. Winter Storm Riley dumped heavy rain and up to 18 inches of snow along the East Coast on Friday all of this accompanied by hurricane force winds. 2,600 flights were cancelled on Friday as the storm took hold and another 1,400 were delayed. Some 500,000 people are already without power and more outages are expected throughout the day. Officials in Massachusetts say it is worse than the January 4 storm and will most probably cause damage to homes. Voluntary evacuation zones are in place along the Massachusetts coast and will remain until Sunday. AmTrak suspended all service between New York and Boston on Friday as a result of the severe conditions. [more]

    Rare and mysterious ‘ghost shark’ boated off Cabo San Lucas‘ghost-shark’-boated-off-cabo-san-lucas/ar-BBJL681

    Rick Ross Found Unresponsive at Florida Home

    Ross became “combative” with the medical professionals, according to the dispatch record. [more]

    'Bomb Cyclone' rips through East Coast

    [~ 1 min. video]

    Scientists warn plague 'hiding in plain sight'

    The bacteria that cause plague, or the Black Death, could be lying dormant in common soil and water sources, posing a serious public health risk, scientists have warned. [more]

    The terrifying phenomenon plummeting species towards extinction

    In this springtime massacre, an estimated 200,000 critically endangered saiga - around 60% of the world's population - died. They were either grazing normally with their newborn calves or dying where they stood, as if a switch had been turned on. I've never seen anything like that." [so cause WASN'T biological!]

    there was no time for transmission of the pathogen from animal to animal. It was too quick," he says. "Within two or three days, everything was dying. By the end of the week, every single one was dead."

    The scientists on the ground pinpointed blood poisoning as the cause, but were puzzled as to why whole herds were dying so quickly. After 32 postmortems, they concluded the culprit was the bacterium Pasteurella multocida, which they believe normally lives harmlessly in the tonsils of some, if not all, of the antelopes. In a research paper published in January in Science Advances, Kock and colleagues contrasted the 2015 MME with the two from the 1980s. They concluded that a rise in temperature to 37C and an increase in humidity above 80% in the previous few days had stimulated the bacteria to pass into the bloodstream where it caused haemorrhagic septicaemia, or blood poisoning.
    [more; idk, but they blame temps with bats & starfish too]

    [more below]

  6. Loud, house-shaking boom rattles Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

    "It was extremely loud, so much so that everyone said, 'Oh my God, it sounds like it's right outside my window. My house shook, and my windows shook,'" Mifflinburg Mayor David Cooney said. [more]

    12 meters wide sinkhole appears in southern Seoul, South Korea

    Winter storm hammers almond orchards in Tracy, California with 45 inches of rain, snow and hail in 36 hours

    Large sinkhole closes rural highway in central Michigan

    Heavy rainfall triggers flash floods in Honiara, Solomon Islands

    Massive sinkhole in Michigan forces road to close indefinitely

    Pink snow spotted in the Apennine mountains, Tuscany

    'This is a crisis' - Unusually brutal winter doubles farmers' costs and endangers cattle in Montana

    Floods, landslides caused by heavy rainfall swamp central Greece (PHOTOS)

    Lightning bolt kills 25 cattle near Lonsdale, Arkansas

    Judge approves waiving environmental laws to build U.S.-Mexico border wall

    [big surprise]

    Tropical forest fragmentation nearing “critical point”, study finds – “Near the critical point, dramatic effects are to be expected even in the case of relatively minor deforestation”

    Spring in the U.S. is running 20 days early. It’s exactly what we expect, but it’s not good.

    [continued below]

  7. Siberian blizzards blast Britain and Ireland as Storm Emma approaches – “It is not safe to be outside in such conditions”

    New maps reveal industrial fishing in more than half of world’s oceans

    Puerto Rico power grid snaps, nearly 1 million in the dark

    Puerto Rico's power grid broke down again on Thursday, leaving some 800,000 customers without power, as the US Caribbean possession struggles to recover five months after Hurricane Maria slammed the island.
    Justo Gonzalez, head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), said that one of the island's main transmission lines was out of service. Officials said the line should be fully operational again before Friday. [more]

    North Atlantic right whales face extinction by 2040 after no new births recorded – “At the rate we are killing them off, this 100 females will be gone in 20 years”

    [there they go overestimating again]

    [update on Papua New Guinea after the 7.5 quake]
    ‘People are slowly dying’: State of emergency declared by PNG authorities after M7.5 earthquake

    Nearly five days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, the worst-hit regions remained largely cut off on Friday, with aid only just starting to arrive in some affected areas and the government declaring a state of emergency. The Red Cross estimated an initial 2000 people were in urgent need of emergency supplies, while the death toll had climbed to 31 and would probably rise further. A state of emergency was declared in the provinces of Southern and Western Highlands, Hela and Enga, allowing extra funding to be released by neighbouring countries and aid organisations including the Red Cross. While the region has no major urban centres, around 670,000 people live within 100km of the epicentre. [more]

    Global Reflation Was A Hoax

    Foisted on denialistic morons, reality TV presidents, global EconoDunces, Larry Kudlow, CNBS mannekins, and Central Bank money printers. By themselves of course. Human history's biggest circle jerk. BTFD zombies are going to learn that unquestioningly buying every overnight dip isn't necessarily the best idea...

    The S&P 500 pulled out of its nosedive on Friday to finish up a few points in the green. Conversely, the large cap Dow, laden with multinational cyclicals reflecting what is going on in the rest of the world, was down four days straight, losing -4.6% since Monday's high

    February was the month that global fake reflation died of higher interest rates. You know, just like the last time. But don't tell anyone, because it's still a secret... [more]

  8. Running a little late because I don't know why. Days, why must you only have 24 hours?! *shakes fist*

  9. Don't worry - the power just went out again here.

  10. Hope you get it back quick. I know how that sucks. Still, I'd rather your house lose power than you, personally, 'lose power', if you know what I'm sayin'!