Thursday, April 5, 2018

Event Update For 2018-04-04

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

2018-04-04 - Unknown odor sickens people at courthouse in Framingham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Following complaints about headaches and strange odors, Framingham District Court was closed for about 40 minutes on Wednesday, authorities said. Court personnel, people waiting for court hearings and lawyers gathered outside as firefighters scanned the building for dangerous gases, Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dutcher said. None were found, he said. 'Some of the people in the clerk’s office noticed a funky odor and were dizzy,' Judge David Cunis said."

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM and kills man on highway in coastal Tuaran (Malaysia):

Quote: "The man, whose identity had yet to be established, was trapped in the Perodua Myvi car after it caught fire at about 5am, the department said in a statement."

2018-04-04 - Man, 73, ignites while barbecuing, dies shortly later, in Spanish Fork (Utah):

2018-04-04 - Television bursts into flame in home, man in his 60s carries it outside, collapses, dies shortly later, in Raphoe (Ireland), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "The man, who was in his 60s and who lived alone, was watching television when it burst into flames on Monday evening. Named locally as Wilson McGirr, he was a well-known and respected farmer in the area. It is believed Mr McGirr feared the television would set fire to the rest of his home and managed to take the set outside onto the road. However, it is understood he may then have suffered suspected heart complications possibly related to smoke inhalation. He managed to call neighbours but then collapsed at his house. Neighbours rushed to his aid and managed to carry out CPR and call emergency services. An ambulance took Mr McGirr to hospital where he remained in a critical condition yesterday. However, he passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning."

2018-04-04 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, six cars burn, in Glen Burnie (Maryland):

2018-04-04 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Greenville (North Carolina):

2018-04-04 - Landfill fire breaks out in Minquadale (Delaware):

2018-04-04 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation on the island of St. John (US Virgin Islands):

2018-04-04 - Shopping mall damaged by deadly fire in Moscow (Russia), 1 killed, 6 injured:,-casualties-reported%C2%A0.html

Quote: "The fire happened just a week after a fire in a Siberian shopping mall claimed 64 lives, shocking the nation."

2018-04-04 - Shopping mall damaged by fire in Saratov (Russia):

2018-04-04 - Chemical factory devastated by fire in Kota (India):

2018-04-04 - Sulfur fire breaks out at business in Artesia (New Mexico):

2018-04-04 - Major wildfire rages on the Isle of Rùm (Scotland):

2018-04-04 - Two yachts and boat go up in flames at shipyard in coastal Antalya (Turkey):

Quote: "The yachts, with lengths of 25 and 30 meters, and a boat 10 meters in length were burned, and the total financial damage was estimated to be at $40 million, it has been reported."

Note: These are the 322nd, 323rd and 324th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Hosmer Street in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2018-04-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-41 in Washington County (Wisconsin):

2018-04-04 - Four semi tractor and three semi trailers go up in flames just before 11 PM at driving school in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), nobody there:

Quote: "Firefighters with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the Diesel Driving Academy on Airline Highway just before 11 p.m. after one 18-wheeler had caught fire. The fire then spread to other big rigs. According to Curt Monte with BRFD, four trucks and three trailers were damaged."

2018-04-04 - Tractor (combine), truck and barn destroyed by fire in Oak Harbor (Ohio):

Quote: "The barn contained small farm equipment, farm truck and combine which were all destroyed due to the fire."

2018-04-04 - Tractor, classic car and barn destroyed by fire in Oxford (Michigan):

Quote: "Two vintage vehicles – a 1967 Dodge Coronet convertible and an antique tractor – were inside the barn and destroyed by the fire, according to Jim Wilson."

2018-04-04 - Tractor bursts into flame on A40 flyover in Carmarthen (Britain):

Note: These are the 664th, 665th, 666th, 667th, 668th, 669th, 670th, 671st and 672nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-04 - RV bursts into flame at Riverview Mobile Home Park in Carson Valley (Nevada):

Note: This is the 179th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-04 - SUV and two pickup trucks go up in flames while parked at park-n-ride in Monroe (New York):

2018-04-04 - SUV bursts into flame on Hillsdale Avenue East in Toronto (Canada):

2018-04-04 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 331 near Oakville (Canada):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on Mariposa Drive in Wickenburg (Arizona):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-540 in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame at 4:28 AM on Corfield Crescent in Oakengates, Telford (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on Nantwich Road in Wimboldsley (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Two cars go up in flames at 2:14 AM while parked in carpark on Bingley Court in Canterbury (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on the M11 near Harlow (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on Thomas Jones Way in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame at 4:56 AM on Selbourne Avenue in Bletchley (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 4 April, 4.56am Car fire, Selbourne Avenue, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on Marfleet Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Marfleet Avenue, Hull. Wed 4 Apr 2018 20:36 (No:06254) Car fire. Extinguished by occupier using bucket of water prior to Fire Service arrival."

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame on the A592 in Bowness-in-Windermere (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire in Bowness-on-Windermere(South Lakeland) 4 Apr 2018 At 15:31 firefighters were called to a Ford Focus well alight on the A592 in Bowness-in-Windermere. The carriageway was blocked in both directions. Crews used a hose reel and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. They also used environmental pads to prevent any pollutants from entering the drains."

2018-04-04 - Car bursts into flame at 12:28 AM on Prospect Mount Road in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire – Prospect Mount Road, Scarborough Time of call: 00:28 An appliance from Scarborough attended this incident and extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and small tools."

2018-04-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on  State Road 417 in Seminole County (Florida):

2018-04-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Clatworthy Reservoir (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame at service station on the M5 in Somerset (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on The Avenue in Langport (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Hoverboard bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Bellevue (Washington):

2018-04-04 - Two RV trailers go up in flames at campground on Lake Murray near Leesville (South Carolina):

2018-04-04 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire at home in Columbus (Indiana):

2018-04-04 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home near Renwick (New Zealand):

2018-04-04 - Barn destroyed by fire on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2018-04-04 - Barn destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in St. Martin Township (Minnesota):

2018-04-04 - Barn destroyed by fire near Evart (Michigan), some pigs and chickens killed:

2018-04-04 - Wildfire grows to 550 acres near White Lake in Bladen County (North Carolina):

2018-04-04 - Wildfire breaks out near Carbon Black Plant in Borger (Texas):

2018-04-04 - Brush fire burns out of control near Niskonlith Lake beside the South Thompson River in Kamloops (Canada):

Quote: "A large grass fire continues to burn out of control east of Kamloops on Wednesday. Lots of smoke has filled the area around Niskonlith Lake beside the South Thompson River as nine BC Wildfire Service firefighters battle the fire."

2018-04-04 - Warehouse full of pallets destroyed by fire just after 2 AM near the Delaware River in Paulsboro (New Jersey):

Quote: "Investigators are working to find out what sparked a fire at a facility that stores wooden pallets in Paulsboro. The fire broke out just after 2 a.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of West Broad Street. Fire crews rushed to the scene to find the facility engulfed in flames."

2018-04-04 - Business damaged by fire at 6:20 AM in Bossier City (Louisiana):

2018-04-04 - Rubber plant damaged by roof fire in Tonawanda (New York):

2018-04-04 - Business damaged by fire just after 6 AM in Henderson (Nevada):

2018-04-04 - Factory destroyed by massive fire in Wolverhampton (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 12:35 AM on Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2018-04-04 - Home damaged by fire at 5:35 AM in Rochester (New York):

2018-04-04 - Home damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, in Marion County (Missouri):

2018-04-04 - Home damaged by basement fire on Guilford Avenue in Hagerstown (Maryland), nobody there:

2018-04-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Somerville (New Jersey):

2018-04-04 - Home destroyed by fire on Valley Creek Run in Maggie Valley (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-04-04 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Havelock (North Carolina), 2 pets killed:

2018-04-04 - Apartment building under construction damaged by basement fire in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-04-04 - Hotel hit by elevator fire on coastal Harbor Island (California):

2018-04-04 - Hotel damaged by fire in Bloomington (Illinois):

2018-04-04 - Vacant home burns at midnight and at 4 AM in Athens (Tennessee):

2018-04-04 - Vacant home burns at 11:30 PM in Macon (Georgia):

2018-04-04 - Vacant home burns on Cranswick Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cranswick Grove, Hull. Wed 4 Apr 2018 17:15 (No:06240) Fire in ground floor of derelict property. Two BA, one hose reel and PPV fan in use."

2018-04-04 - 38 pilot whales strand and die at beach near Haast (New Zealand):

2018-04-04 - Nearly 1,000 eels and fish found dead in Kaputone Creek in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2018-04-04 - Firefighter, man, 29, collapses at fire station, dies shortly later, in North Richland Hills (Texas):

2018-04-04 - Woman, 43, drops dead next to swimming pool at apartments near coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2018-04-04 - Man found dead at vacant golf course in coastal Boca Raton (Florida):

2018-04-04 - Man, 35, found dead in the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-04-04 - Man found dead on the shore of Lake Erie in Geneva Township (Ohio):

2018-04-04 - Man found dead in the water near marina in coastal Port Tobacco (Maryland):

2018-04-04 - Person found dead in creek in Tishomingo County (Mississippi):

2018-04-04 - Woman found dead near Highway 66 in Catoosa (Oklahoma):

2018-04-04 - Man, 24, found dead near road in Alliance (Nebraska):

2018-04-04 - Woman, 41, found dead in Ingold (North Carolina):

2018-04-04 - Woman, 53, found dead in or near Dallas (Oregon):

2018-04-04 - Woman found dead in the South Thompson River in Kamloops (Canada):

2018-04-04 - Man, 31, found dead near Lakehead University fieldhouse in Thunder Bay (Canada):

2018-04-04 - Middle-aged man found dead near apartments in Langley (Canada):

2018-04-04 - Unknown respiratory problem kills one child and sickens 14 more people near Morley (Canada):

Quote: "One child has died and fourteen are in hospital after medics were called to an indigenous tribal land in Canada. The tragic events unfolded at a single household in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation at around 11.45 on Wednesday morning. GlobalNews reports that the ambulance service was called to reports of a child in 'medical distress'. The Alberta Health Services later tweeted that one child had been declared dead at the scene and fourteen had been taken into hospital for treatment and assessment. They ranged in age from four-months-old to late teens. According to the Calgary Herald, the children have not suffered any violence or trauma."

2018-04-04 - Girl, 8, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Palapye (Botswana):

2018-04-04 - Man, 49, has 'medical event', tractor trailer crashes into ditch, at River Road near Pe Ell (Washington):

Quote: "A semi truck crashed into a ditch on state Route 6 about 10 miles east of Pe Ell Wednesday afternoon after its driver suffered a medical event, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol. The single-vehicle crash was reported at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of state Route 6 and River Road. A blue 2001 Peterbilt semi was heading west when it failed to negotiate a curve and drove of the road, hitting several trees and coming to rest in a ditch. The driver, Shaun L. Neal, 49, of Livingston, Montana, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for a medical issue, but was not injured in the crash, according to the state patrol."

2018-04-04 - Man has 'medical emergency' just after 6 AM, SUV crashes into Family Dollar, in Saginaw (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities say a medical emergency caused a driver to crash into a Family Dollar in Saginaw. It happened just after 6 a.m. on the 1900 block of S. Michigan Avenue."

2018-04-04 - Man has 'medical episode', pickup slams into pole, in coastal Victoria (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "VicPd Acting Sgt. Mike Darling says the driver suffered some kind of a medical episode while behind the wheel.  The truck was westbound, and moving at a high rate of speed, when it mounted the sidewalk and struck the pole."

2018-04-04 - Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes near Nellis Air Force Base (Nevada), 1 killed:

Quote: "This is the fourth incident involving US military aircraft in approximately 24 hours."

2018-04-04 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff from airport in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), 2 killed:

2018-04-04 - Vehicular accident fatalities up 100% year-over-year in coastal Waikato (New Zealand):

Quote: "So far this year 16 people have died in crashes in the area patrolled by Waikato police - double the eight lives lost at the same time last year."

2018-04-04 - Two tanker trucks crash at 4 AM, fire erupts, on State Highway 137 north of Stanton (Texas):

2018-04-04 - In separate incidents, two tractor trailers crash on I-90 near Janesville (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Both were reported at nearly the same time, around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 4."

2018-04-04 - Heavy truck crashes into passenger bus, in Makomero (Tanzania), 12 killed, 46 injured:

2018-04-04 - Pickup truck and tractor trailer collide head-on, on Route 2 in Natrium (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-04-04 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on, on Route 92 in Barbour County (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-04-04 - Car veers over centerline, hits van head-on, in Socastee (South Carolina), near the coast, 10 injured:

2018-04-04 - Car veers off road, hits building, bursts into flame, in Gardena (California), 2 killed:

2018-04-04 - Car plows into pharmacy in Gaithersburg (Maryland):

2018-04-04 - Dog attacks and kills man and woman at home in Hanover (Germany):

2018-04-04 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 4-year-old girl at the Jondaryan Woolshed in Jondaryan (Australia):

2018-04-04 - Storage tank leaks 4,200 gallons of crude oil into Bay Jacques (Louisiana):

2018-04-04 - Five-story building collapses in Kakamega (Kenya):

2018-04-04 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Bangor (Maine):

2018-04-04 - Woman, teacher, has 'medical incident' at school in Kerens (Texas):

Quote: "Police said the staff member suffered a medical incident and it was determined the best course of action was to fly her from the school."

2018-04-04 - Worker has 'medical episode' on offshore oil rig near coastal Blackpool (Britain):

Quote: "The coastguard helicopter was called out to an oil rig off the coast of Blackpool after one of its workers fell ill. The helicopter was called at around 9.30am today. One of the workers had suffered a medical episode. They were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital."

2018-04-04 - Guy McPherson and Kevin Hester on Nature Bats Last on PRN:

2018-04-04 - Can humanity survive abrupt climate change?

2018-04-04 - Volcano Cleveland erupts in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2018-04-04 - Most expensive weather disaster of 2018 so far is a $3.9 billion drought in Argentina and Uruguay:

2018-04-04 - Hailstorm damages 135,000 acres of crops across Telangana (India):

2018-04-04 - Six tornadoes touch down in Illinois:

2018-04-04 - Tornado filmed touching down in Blackpool (Britain):

2018-04-04 - Damaging storms slam the Midwest and southern US, over 70,000 homes lose power:

2018-04-04 - Bizarre late-season rainstorm coming to California:

2018-04-04 - Record breaking April cold set to hit the US Northeast this weekend with snow from Washington to Boston:

2018-04-04 - Fossil fuels on trial, where the major climate change lawsuits stand today:

2018-04-04 - Shell knew fossil fuels created climate change risks back in the 1980s:

2018-04-04 - Pruitt takes Clean Water Act decisions away from regional EPA offices:

2018-04-04 - Pennsylvania Superior Court rules that fracking natural gas from a neighboring property is trespassing:


  1. G'day all! Keep yer heads up an' yer eyes open. Things are spinning rapidly out of control on too many fronts to mention.

    Well, we made it through another work week. Let's see if we can survive the weekend!

    The body of the CDC worker who mysteriously disappeared in February has been found in a river

    The police say the body of Timothy Cunningham, a rising star at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, was recovered from an Atlanta river on Tuesday, more than six weeks after he disappeared.

    Cunningham, a CDC commander, went mysteriously missing on February 12.

    The circumstances of Cunningham’s death remain unclear, but the police said they don’t suspect foul play in the case, and they believe he drowned somehow. He was wearing his favourite running shoes when his body was found, police said. [more]

    [sounds like a CIA hit]

    'Trump Effect' is over: Illegal US-Mexico border crossings rebound

    Data on border apprehension for March released late Wednesday indicates undocumented immigrants are pouring into the country at the highest level in four years. [more]

    Netanyahu concerned over Trump's plan to withdraw from Syria

    Americans can no longer afford mobile-homes

    The recent surge in the number of struggling mobile-home borrowers is a new phenomenon. It hints at severe wealth inequality and a divided labor force that has left millions of Americans behind. Nevertheless, this is all occurring as the [fictitious, massaged, farcical] unemployment rate is hovering near record lows [*cough*BULLSHIT*cough*]. [more]

    Mississippi floods are the biggest in 500 years - and human intervention may be partly to blame

    The world's longest system of levees and floodways, meant to rein in the mighty Mississippi River, may actually make flooding worse. [more]

    Scientists discover a dozen new black holes at centre of Milky Way

    Young gray whale that washed ashore on Whidbey Island, Washington was emaciated, researchers say

    Dead sperm whale washes up on west coast.of Newfoundland, Canada

    5.3 magnitude earthquake that rattled Southern California was most powerful in years

    The magnitude-5.3 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Thursday was the strongest in the area several years.

    Though there were no immediate reports of damage, the quake was felt across a wide area and was a blunt reminder that California is earthquake country. The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter about 23 miles off the Channel Islands, about 85 miles west of Los Angeles. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Miles-long crevice opens up overnight near Nariobi in Kenya's Rift Valley

    The tear, which continues to grow, collapsed part of a highway and "was accompanied by seismic activity in the area," said Lucia Perez Diaz, a postdoctoral researcher on tectonics at Royal Holloway, a university in London.

    The crack is located in a region known as the East African Rift Valley. It measures more than 50 feet in depth and 65 feet across, according to National Geographic. A rift valley refers to a lowland region where tectonic plates rift, or move apart.

    'Rare' red sprite season begins early with elusive bolts snapped during storm over Czech republic

    Death toll for Scotland's lambs sees a sharp increase after heavy snow

    Farming leaders said sheep farmers were facing a "war of attrition" from the weather after a severe winter followed a wet summer and autumn.

    And they warned that it could affect productivity for the rest of the year. [more; food disappearing daily on planet Earth]

    Attack of the zombie raccoons! Currently on show in Youngstown, Ohio

    the animal would stand on its hind legs, show its teeth and fall over backward. [more; it's probably very sick, maybe rabid]

    Zombie Geese - Zombie Deer - Zombie Birds | Something kind of strange happening...

    [~ 10 min. video from MrMBB333]

    Increase of plant species on mountain tops is accelerating with global warming

    Over the past 10 years, the number of plant species on European mountain tops has increased by five-times more than during the period 1957-66. Data on 302 European peaks covering 145 years shows that the acceleration in the number of mountain-top species is unequivocally linked to global warming. [more]

    6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off the southern Philippines, tremors felt 130km away

    A massive 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday. [more]

    Hailstorm destroys orchards, vegetables in several areas of Kurram Agency, Pakistan

    Heavy rain and hailstorm has destroyed fruit orchards and vegetable fields in most of the areas of Kurram Agency the other day.

    According to Peshawar correspondent , the Kurram Agency areas of Zeran, Malana, Karman Boghki and Para Chamkani were hit by heavy rain and hailstorm where scores of fruit orchards and fields of vegetables were destroyed. [more; some animals killed too]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.5.18 Dahr Jamail: As Antarctic Melting Accelerates, Worst Case Scenarios May Come

  3. China vows to fight U.S. 'at any cost' as trade tensions worsen

    [~ 1.5 min. news segment + text]

    Dow drops more than 150 points on trade worries, weak jobs report

    [wool'en how'd-ay figger-dah um-ployment is "all tom low" en?]

    Susan Anspach, Five Easy Pieces and Blume in Love actress, dies at 75

    Her son, actor Caleb Goddard, announced the news to The New York Times, citing coronary failure as cause of death. [more]

    U.S. officials issue strong sanctions against Russian oligarchs, officials and companies

    [~ 1.5 min. news segment]

    Facebook says up to 2.7 million EU users affected by leak

    Puerto Rico to close 283 schools amid sharp enrollment drop

    [wool, wared owl-a chill-ren gown?]

  4. News Links, April 6, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Playing for All the Marbles
    Global Plunge Protection Teams must be ordering take-out food; every night is a long one now.

    World's Most Wanted Bank Whistleblower Was Just Arrested, for the Worst Possible Reason

    South Korea declares industrial crisis in city where GM factory is closing

    US trade deficit rises to near 9½-year high

    Global central banks can adopt negative rates as conventional tool: PBOC working paper

    Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria

    US Sets Up New Front-Line Positions in Syria's Manbij

    Growing Perimeter Established Ahead of Turkish Invasion
    Will NATO "allies" go head-to-head? -- RF

    The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front 'Long War' Against China and Russia [bwah-haaahaaaaa]

    US military cancels exercise in Djibouti after back-to-back accidents

    US approves $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

    On the Gaza Protesters Murdered by Israeli Forces
    An attack on protesting Palestinians on March 30 by the Israeli military left 18 dead and thousands injured and constitutes mass murder and a blatant war crime

    Israeli rights group urges soldiers to refuse orders in Gaza

    Playing With Fire in Catalonia
    A relentless state, angry demonstrations, and profoundly worried businesses.

    Pricetag for Pentagon's major weapon systems grows by 10 percent

    From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move
    The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union is spreading its wings and gaining strength, with some key projects, big players and big plans in the pipeline

    4 Arrested in Protest at US Air Force Drone Base Near Vegas

    Europe's clocks 'back on time' after electricity grid fixed

    Bahrain Says Giant Discovery Holds 80 Billion Barrels Of Oil
    Don't get excited. The oil is reportedly tight (shale) oil, which is deep and requires hydrofracturing to extract. It's also offshore, which will make it still more expensive. Because shale oil has a profitability problem even in the US, there's no telling how much of this can be extracted, or if it will be profitable. The bottom line is that it's a huge amount of junk oil. -- RF

    The Problem with EIA Shale Gas and Tight Oil Forecasts
    The perils of betting the future on junk energy. -- RF

    Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite 80K+ Public Comments Against It

    Farmers Hit Hard As Trump Backs Big Oil
    Sidestepping for the moment the matter of backing of Big Oil, allow me to observe that the production and blending of corn ethanol are of no use at all. -- RF

    Texas oil output surge clogs pipelines, depresses prices

    [continued below]

  5. Oil theft around the world: Cartels and exploding donkeys

    UN food agency urges 'agroecology' to fight famine
    Current food production methods are harming the planet while failing to provide millions of the world's poor with enough to eat, the UN food agency warned Tuesday. [wait, it gets worse!]

    How the Cult of the Colossal Imperils American Agriculture
    Stressed-out farmers today only grow food for global consumption, and that is leading to a crisis at home.

    Fear of 'disastrous situation' in farm economy as China targets huge US soybean business

    Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

    Underwater melting of Antarctic ice far greater than thought, study finds

    Obesity can lead to liver damage by age 8: Study

    Los Angeles Buildings Sway as Earthquake Hits Off Coast

    Indonesia State firm Says Oil Spill Due To Cracked Underwater Pipeline

    Facebook says the number of users affected by Cambridge Analytica data leak is 87 million

    Zuckerberg says most Facebook users should assume they have had their public info scraped

    Facebook Sent "Top Secret" Doctor To Hospitals For Patient Data Collection Scheme

    'The Business of War': Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

    Why the Standard Model of Future Energy Supply Doesn't Work

    Oklahoma teachers share photos of broken chairs, crumbling outdated textbooks

    Juggling Live Hand Grenades (Richard Heinberg)
    A review of recent literature on sustainability and collapse. -- RF

    Spate in London youth murders directly linked to poverty and austerity, practitioners warn

    Pentagon says it's looking at ways to 'expand' border duties

    President Trump orders National Guard to the Mexican border

    Growing debt among older Americans threatens retirement

    Life for Residents Near Hog Farms Just Got Much, Much Worse

    Highest paid CEOs at America's 100 largest companies
    According to a study by the AFL-CIO, a typical CEO of a S&P 500 company earned 347 times as much as the typical employee in a non-supervisory role in 2016.

    Here's a map of the big-box stores closing in 2018

    Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.

    Coming Attraction: Lunatic Loose in West Wing
    As Uber-Hawk John Bolton prepares to take over as national security adviser on Monday, Ray McGovern looks back at when Bolton was one of the "crazies" in the George W. Bush administration.

    Tesla's Production Problems Aren't Going Anywhere

    Auto Sales Inflated by Early Easter and "March" Lasting to April 2
    With US auto sales facing some stiff headwinds, timely data is no longer wanted, said GM Monday night, when it announced that it would no longer report new-vehicle unit sales in the US on a monthly basis to make it "easier" for us.

    Teen fatally shot while live on Instagram; second man shot in Facebook video

    Carrington Launches Subprime Mortgage Lending

    Trump Bump Spooks San Francisco Housing Market & it Goes Nuts

    Oklahoma, Kentucky public schools close as thousands of teachers walk out

    Mall Vacancies At Six-Year High As Local Economies Stumble On
    Retail Slump

    Trump agrees to keep U.S. troops in Syria for undetermined period of time to defeat ISIS

    Massive United States-Saudi Infrastructure Fund Struggles to Get Going

    Trump's top infrastructure aide is departing White House

    Two Mines Supply Half Of U.S. Silver Production & The Real Cost To Produce Silver