Friday, April 6, 2018

Event Update For 2018-04-05

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

2018-04-05 - Landfill continues spewing hydrogen sulfide and methane and sickening people in Volokolamsk (Russia):

Quote: "The fresh air is now suffused with methane and hydrogen sulfide gas that, besides stinking like rotten eggs, can lift his heart rate to alarming levels."

Quote: "The protesters, some of them wearing surgical masks, complained about a wide range of things they have attributed to the gas fumes: cars that suddenly would not start; cats that keeled over dead; and most enraging of all, children suffering from nausea, dizziness and eczema."

2018-04-05 - Unknown odor sickens people and evacuates apartment building in Hackensack (New Jersey), near the Hackensack River:

Quote: "About 100 people were evacuated from a five-story apartment building and three people — including a pregnant woman and firefighter — were treated for minor injuries  in Hackensack on Thursday night because of a chemical odor, a fire official said. The building on Hackensack Avenue was evacuated around 8:15 p.m., Capt. Justin Derevyanik said. The building was cleared by Bergen County Hazmat shortly before 10 p.m. and residents were allowed back inside, though the cause of the odor remained unknown. PSE&G had no reports of gas leaks in Hackensack, spokesman William Cerra said."

2018-04-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates Kluckhohn Elementary School in Le Mars (Iowa):

Quote: "Le Mars firefighters and crews from Mid-American Energy were called in to investigate for a possible natural gas leak. Firefighters used special monitors to thoroughly check the building, but Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper says nothing unusual was found. The origin of the odor was not determined and the monitors all indicated a zero presence of natural gas in and around the school building."

2018-04-05 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, huge pile of metal explodes into flame, near Siler City (North Carolina):

Quote: "According to Scott Murphy, chief of the Siler City Fire Department, something exploded in a large pile of scrap metal at Hayes Iron & Metal, 101 Vivian Betty Place, setting fire to an area of about 100 feet by 100 feet."

2018-04-05 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars burn, on South Holman Street in Durham (North Carolina):

2018-04-05 - Thermal power plant damaged by fire at 4 AM in Dnipro (Ukraine):

2018-04-05 - Hospital heavily damaged by huge blaze in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

2018-04-05 - More research indicates some forests are not growing back after wildfires:

2018-04-05 - Party cruise boat 'Magic Charm' bursts into flame just before 7 AM at marina in coastal Vancouver (Canada), nobody aboard:

2018-04-05 - Fishing ship 'J67 Ocean Blue' bursts into flame in coastal St Aubin's Bay (Britain):

Note: These are the 325th and 326th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-05 - Two jitney buses, box truck and van destroyed by fire while parked at business in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

Quote: "Just after noon, Bayonne firefighters responded to 56 Hook Rd., where they found two jitney buses, a box truck, and a van on fire, Weaver said."

2018-04-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near Mombasa (Kenya):

Note: These are the 226th, 227th and 228th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-04-05 - Two car-haulers destroyed by fire before 6:14 AM while parked in lot in Wayne (Michigan):

Quote: "A pair of car haulers, one with brand new cars, was destroyed by fire in Wayne overnight. This took place at a car hauler transport lot on Michigan Avenue between Newburgh and Hanna Road, where as many as a dozen car haulers were parked. One of the haulers had four new vehicles, two pickups and two sedans, when it somehow caught fire and spread to another hauler next to it. A third hauler was also exposed to flames. Wayne firefighters were at the scene for two-and-a-half hours to keep the flames from spreading to even more haulers, but the two haulers and the four new vehicles on board were destroyed. No one was around the haulers at the time, and there were no injuries."

Note: These are the 18th and 19th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-04-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Maryland 100 in Howard County (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-04-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 66 near Cuba (Missouri):

2018-04-05 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at business in Defiance (Ohio):

2018-04-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway near coastal McKay's (Canada):

Note: These are the 673rd, 674th, 675th, 676th, 677th and 678th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-05 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the M1 between Dartford and St Albans (Britain):

2018-04-05 - RV bursts into flame on Arnold Drive in coastal Martinez (California):

2018-04-05 - RV, SUV and home destroyed by fire at 2:25 AM in Elma (Washington):

Quote: "The home, motorhome, and vehicle were considered a total loss."

2018-04-05 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 35 near Weyburn (Canada):

2018-04-05 - RV bursts into flame on Trinity Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

Quote: "Trinity Road, Cleethorpes. Thu 5 Apr 2018 21:22 (No:06330) Touring caravan on fire. One hose reel, one BA in use."

Note: These are the 180th, 181st, 182nd and 183rd RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-05 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home in Kaukauna (Wisconsin):

2018-04-05 - Van bursts into flame at restaurant on South Willow Street in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2018-04-05 - Van bursts into flame at gas station on King Georges Road in Hurstville (Australia), 2 miles from the coast:

2018-04-05 - Cash van bursts into flame on street in Pune (India):

2018-04-05 - Van bursts into flame on the A442 in Bridgnorth (Britain):

2018-04-05 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Kelly Ridge Road near Newton in Roane County (West Virginia):

2018-04-05 - SUV bursts into flame on I-78 East in Warren County (New Jersey):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Peoria (Illinois):

Quote: "A Central Peoria resident was treated for smoke inhalation Thursday after a car caught fire in a garage, causing damage estimated at $111,000, according to the Peoria Fire Department."

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame at auto shop, fire spreads to shop, in Springfield Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on road in Joshua Tree National Park (California):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on Linden Street in Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-72 in Springfield (Illinois):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on Kellerman Close in Holt (Australia):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on road near airport in Mohali (India):

2018-04-05 - In 3 separate incidents, two cars and a trailer burst into flame in Cornwall (Britain):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame at school on St. Johns Road in Yeovil (Britain):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame outside hotel on Colwick Road in Nottingham (Britain):

2018-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on Bessingby Lane in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Bessingby Way, Bridlington. Thu 5 Apr 2018 21:53 (No:06343) Small fire in engine compartment of car. One hose reel in use."

2018-04-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 7:10 AM while parked at auto shop, fire spreads to shop, in Reading (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "Firefighters had to break into a northeast Reading auto repair business to put out a vehicle fire Thursday morning that extended to the roof of the building."

2018-04-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 4:42 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage and 2 vehicles, in Menominee (Michigan):

Quote: "The fire originated from a camper that was parked next to a residence. The fire then spread from the camper to a garage which it was parked next to. Two vehicles were also damaged in the blaze. One side of the garage was damaged, with smoke damage inside the structure as well."

2018-04-05 - Car and home destroyed by fire on Potts Road in Handy Township (Michigan):

2018-04-05 - Auto shop damaged by fire in the wee hours in Brookfield (Wisconsin):

2018-04-05 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM in Upper Freehold Township (New Jersey):

2018-04-05 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM in Bowling Green (Kentucky):

2018-04-05 - Barn and greenhouse destroyed by fire before 4 AM in Grand Rapids (Ohio):

2018-04-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in Taylors (South Carolina):

2018-04-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in Ellington (Connecticut), 34 pigs killed:

2018-04-05 - Brush fire breaks out near coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2018-04-05 - Brush fire breaks out along US 287 near Amarillo (Texas):

2018-04-05 - Brush fire breaks out near the Pamplico Highway in Florence (South Carolina):

2018-04-05 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Woking (Britain):

2018-04-05 - Porta-potty goes up in flames on South Bridge Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "South Bridge Road, Hull. Thu 5 Apr 2018 14:19 (No:06294) Port-a-loo on fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-04-05 - Church destroyed by fire at 6:18 AM in Rock Hill (South Carolina):

2018-04-05 - Church destroyed by fire at 6:49 AM in Maxton (North Carolina):

2018-04-05 - Historic Lions Clubhouse heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Woodland (California), nobody there:

2018-04-05 - Toy store devastated by massive inferno in the wee hours in Tyumen (Russia):

2018-04-05 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Davenport (Iowa):

2018-04-05 - Storage facility destroyed by fire in coastal Reykjavik (Iceland):

2018-04-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Columbus (Mississippi), nobody there:

2018-04-05 - Four mobile homes go up in flames just after 1 AM in Andersonville (Tennessee), nobody there:

2018-04-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Pekin (Illinois), 1 injured:

2018-04-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Elmira (New York):

2018-04-05 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire at 1:05 AM in Naperville (Illinois):

2018-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Colchester (Vermont), nobody there:

2018-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Poteau (Oklahoma), toddler girl saves everyone even as her clothes burn:

2018-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Mt. Juliet (Tennessee):

2018-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Antioch (Tennessee):

2018-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire and explosions in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-04-05 - Two homes heavily damaged by shed fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-04-05 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 11:15 PM in coastal Newark (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2018-04-05 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-04-05 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Cherry Hill (New Jersey):

2018-04-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-04-05 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 5 AM in Toronto (Canada):

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Austin (Illinois), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire burns home near Erwin (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM in Crab Orchard (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:15 AM in Chester (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:30 AM in Cambridge (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2:30 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Scottsboro (Alabama), 3 killed:

2018-04-05 - Three vacant mobile homes destroyed by fire in Oak Grove (Kentucky):

2018-04-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Scranton (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-05 - Vacant apartment building burns in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-04-05 - Vacant bar destroyed by fire just after 1 AM in Ukiah (California):

2018-04-05 - Vacant strip mall burns in Victorville (California):

2018-04-05 - Massive planetary insect die-off a threat to human existence:

Quote: "Everybody’s heard about global warming. It is one of the most advertised existential events of all time. Who isn’t aware? However, there’s a new kid on the block. An alarming loss of insects will likely take down humanity before global warming hits maximum velocity."

2018-04-05 - Many fish found dead in the Periyar River in Pathalam (India):

2018-04-05 - More than 200 dolphins found dead during the past few months in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

2018-04-05 - Around 50 birds found dead around the Basarbovo monastery near Rousse (Bulgaria):

2018-04-05 - Man and woman drop dead on coastal path near New Quay (Britain):

Quote: "Dyfed Powys Police says that whilst the cause of death of two people found on a coastal path near New Quay remains 'unexplained', the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious."

2018-04-05 - Man and woman, 80s or 90s, found dead in home near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-04-05 - Man, 35, found dead in wooded area in North Attleborough (Massachusetts):

2018-04-05 - Man, around 50, found dead on the shore of the Fox River in De Pere (Wisconsin):

2018-04-05 - Woman, 61, found dead in pond in Troy (Michigan):

2018-04-05 - Man, 57, found dead in car in parking lot along Canal Street in Lebanon (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-05 - Man, 37, found dead in Walmart parking lot in Lower Macungie Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-05 - Person found dead at waste plant in Spokane (Washington):

2018-04-05 - Person found dead near dumpster in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-04-05 - Man in his 30s found dead in Amazon Creek in Eugene (Oregon):

2018-04-05 - Man in his 40s slumps over dead in car in coastal Fujairah (UAE):

2018-04-05 - Man, 24, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in coastal Muscat (Oman):

2018-04-05 - Boy, 14, found dead in pond in Belapur (India):

2018-04-05 - Man, worker, has 'medical incident' and drops dead on oil platform in the North Sea northeast of Aberdeen (Scotland):

Quote: "We can sadly confirm that a member of the team on our Tartan platform has died following what appears to be a medical incident."

2018-04-05 - Man in his 60s killed by 'chemical smell' at home in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

Quote: "Due to the smell of chemicals, six fire engines were sent to the scene and fire and ambulance crews wore protective clothing to enter the building. Suffolk Police said the cause of death was yet to be confirmed, but it is not thought to be suspicious."

2018-04-05 - Woman found dead in the water at Fistral Beach in coastal Newquay (Britain):

2018-04-05 - Passenger, girl, 9, has seizure on passenger plane after departing Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-04-05 - Passenger and crew member sicken on cruise ship, ship diverts to Bermuda:

Quote: "A Bermuda-flagged cruise ship is diverting to the island to drop off a sick passenger and a sick crew member."

2018-04-05 - Man, 57, has 'medical emergency', SUV hits car, on I-95 in New Castle (Delaware), 2 injured:

Quote: "Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 5:26 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018, on I-95 northbound, south of DE 141, in New Castle, when a 57-year-old Dover man, who was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe, experienced a suspected medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle."

2018-04-05 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck plows into business, in Tyler (Texas), 2+ injured:

Quote: "According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, a medical issue caused a driver to crash their truck into a Tyler business at around 6 p.m. Thursday evening behind the Dairy Queen on the 16200 block of Highway 31 West. Authorities said that the truck hit the wall, and a female employee ended up with minor injuries after being pinned for a short time."

2018-04-05 - Man in his 60s goes into cardiac arrest while driving in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "A man involved in a serious collision on a Peterborough parkway has been taken to Papworth Hospital after going into cardiac arrest. It is believed the man had a medical episode at wheel while driving on the Frank Perkins Parkway this morning (Thursday, April 5)."

2018-04-05 - Man, 66, has 'medical emergency', motorcycle crashes, near Laurinburg (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "The fatality is believed to be the result of a medical emergency, but troopers will make a definitive ruling once the medical examiner’s report is released."

2018-04-05 - Passenger plane has engine problem, plane lands safely at airport in Austin (Texas):

2018-04-05 - Cargo plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Wau (South Sudan):

2018-04-05 - F-15K Slam Eagle fighter jet crashes and burns in Chilgok (South Korea), 2 killed:

2018-04-05 - Small plane crashes south of Maxwell (Iowa), 1 injured:

2018-04-05 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, in Livermore (California):

2018-04-05 - Freight train derails in Shakopee (Minnesota):

2018-04-05 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-81 near Marion (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits tree(s), bursts into flame, on I-10 in Suwannee County (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-04-05 - Van veers off road, plunges into the Bistrita River (Romania), 9 killed:

Quote: "Elena Bulgarea, a local police spokeswoman, said the accident occurred early Thursday when the driver lost control of the vehicle, possibly due to an exploded tire."

2018-04-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits parked tractor trailer, on I-44 near St. Clair (Missouri), 2 killed:

2018-04-05 - Car veers across median, hits pickup truck head-on, in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

Quote: "A driver crossed the median on Interstate 110 into oncoming traffic late Thursday afternoon and hit another vehicle, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said. McKneely said the man was driving southbound on the interstate near La. 19 just after 4 p.m. when he hopped the grassy median and entered the northbound lane. Police are still investigating what happened, but McKneely said the driver may have had a medical issue."

2018-04-05 - Car veers off road at 1 AM, hits wall, overturns, bursts into flame, in Houston (Texas), 2 killed:

2018-04-05 - Car crashes through median, hits wall, in Decatur (Illinois), 2 injured:

2018-04-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-04-05 - Car veers off road, hits pole, in Eton (Australia):

Quote: "Senior Constable Craig Myers, who was at the scene, said the police are investigating and the driver may have suffered a medical episode."

2018-04-05 - Two Rottweilers attack and injure woman in Pearland (Texas):

2018-04-05 - Man in his 30s has 'medical episode' in the water at beach in coastal Manly (Australia):

Quote: "A male surfer, believed to be in his mid-30s, has been pulled from the water at Manly’s North Steyne beach. A NSW Ambulance Service spokesman said the man was pulled from the water about 12.20pm. The man is suspected to have suffered from a medical episode."

2018-04-05 - Study finds warning signs for mass extinction do exist, contrary to previous assumptions:

2018-04-05 - At least seven countries break monthly records as heat wave bakes Asia:

2018-04-05 - Rapid sea level rise possible as ocean floods into Antarctica at up to 400 meters per year:

2018-04-05 - Volcano Shinmoedake erupts again on the island of Kyushu (Japan):

2018-04-05 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the island of Mindanao (Philippine Islands):

2018-04-05 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near coastal Iquique (Chile):

2018-04-05 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean near coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California on Thursday afternoon, reportedly the strongest to strike the region in more than three decades. The quake hit near the Channel Islands area, near cities such as Los Angeles and Ventura, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)."

2018-04-05 - Hailstorm destroys orchards and vegetables in several areas of Kurram Agency (Pakistan):

2018-04-05 - Death toll for Scotland's lambs sees a sharp increase after heavy snow:

2018-04-05 - Study warns seabirds not adapting to shifting climate:

2018-04-05 - 'Nightmare bacteria' cases seen in 27 states, CDC reports:

2018-04-05 - No nation currently meets its citizens’ basic needs at a globally sustainable level of resource use:

Note: Self-correcting problem. The Earth will simply wipe us all out. Problem solved!

2018-04-05 - Electric fire trucks unveiled in Austria:

2018-04-05 - China, holding Treasuries, keeps 'nuclear option' in US trade war:


  1. Good morning Jonny. Well, it's been an other crazy week for sure. Tom, the grass fires have slowed down here with most of the big ones much farther west. Thank you for thinkin bout little 'ol me. Woke this morning to a nice dusting of snow and frigid wind. Here's to hoping the potatoes and radishes that came up, make it through the next few days. I sincerely hope everyone is feeling okay....there is a strange allergy/ head cold thing going around here. That along with the teacher protests, is starting to annoy the crap out of me.
    I hope I can post today...Google or hell, operator error, has made commenting a challenge this past week. (I've tried twice).
    Tom, check out a band called Post Modern Juke Box on jewtube...they're awesome!


      I think this is my favorite version.

  2. Good morning to everyone. I trust everyone is still with us.

    Lotsa barn and stable fires killing animals in this report. Huge hospital fire - that's gonna be expensive to fix. Homes and buildings burning and collapsing, if not outright exploding.

    What are people going to do when there's no escape from all those "strange odors?" Nice to see that the odors are now recognized as being harmful and to be avoided.

    First garbage truck fire this month coinciding with the 3rd Hull event.

    Let's check out the news for today.

    A crash between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying a junior league hockey team left 14 people dead Friday in western Canada, police said.

    [no cause listed, short news video]

    Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

    Nine West files for bankruptcy

    [won't effect the phony unemployment numbers]

    Tainted Synthetic Marijuana Sickens More Than 90 in Midwest, Killing 2

    [geez, waddiya doo-in with bullshit "synthetic" pot when the real thing is easily obtainable?]

    Arianna Huffington: Tech Addiction Is a Bigger Problem Than People Realize

    We are at an inflection point in our relationship with technology. Technology allows us to do amazing things that have immeasurably improved our lives. But at the same time, it's accelerated the pace of our lives beyond our ability to keep up. And it's getting worse. We're being controlled by something we should be controlling. And it's consuming our attention and crippling our ability to focus, think, be present, and truly connect with ourselves and the world around us. [more]

    NASA's Hubble Spots An 'Einstein Ring' In Space

    [short video]

    Mom of Toddler Who Is Allergic to Water Says Her Condition Is 'Getting Worse'

    Everything from Ivy’s own tears to her sweat can cause a reaction. Brittany says even touching snow (something the family has had a lot of this winter in Minnesota) will make her daughter break out in hives. [more]

    2 goats get stuck under a bridge

    Two goats got stuck on an 8-inch ledge under a Pennsylvania overpass after wandering off from a local farm. [short video]

    Lockheed gets edict to cut F-35's $1.1 trillion support bill

    [that's what WE should say to the PENTAGON! Recall it doesn't work as designed]

    [more below]

  3. "You have to be brain-dead or you have to have an agenda" to believe US in Syria for democracy - Eva Bartlett on Redacted Tonight

    US hypocrisy marks its descent into barbarism

    The war of words over American trade tariffs on Chinese exports and the expulsion of Russian diplomats may seem unrelated issues. But there is a connecting theme: the staggering US hypocrisy over its own aggressive behaviour.

    This blatant American hypocrisy - beyond reason and respect for international law - marks a fatal descent into barbarism towards foreign relations. Dialogue and diplomacy are repudiated with a "might is right" attitude. [more]

    Will America ever learn? Racism, materialism and militarism still reign supreme

    UN warns Israel against "unjustified and unlawful" murder of Palestinians in military occupied Gaza is breach of Geneva conventions

    [pfft - a big bunch of nothing as unarmed people are murdered]

    South Korean University may start a killer-robot apocalypse

    According to a recent statement by AI scientists from around the globe, the world is in the midst of a not-so-quiet arms race to create autonomous robot soldiers, and it needs to stop before a "Pandora's Box" is opened. [more]

    Elon Musk states that developments in AI likely to make an 'immortal dictator'

    Floods in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina after record rain

    Local media reported that the city received 3 times the amount of rain it would normally see for the whole of April. [more]

    Tropical low between Vanuatu and Fiji dropping heavy rain

    A new tropical cyclone, currently designated Invest Area 91P, is brewing between Vanuatu and Fiji while dropping heavy rain over parts of Vanuatu. The system is currently almost stationary NE of Vanuatu and expected to start moving toward Fiji. [more]

    Papua New Guinea highlands hit by very shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake

    This is the second powerful earthquake to hit the region in the last few months. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. Another major eruption at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

    Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, erupted on Friday (April 6) spewing a massive volcanic ash column up to 5km into the air and sending hot clouds as far as 3.5km in different directions. [more]

    Eerie sounds recorded in the skies Bellbrook, Ohio

    [short video of noise]

    Record snow for numerous communities at Glacier National Park, Montana

    snow drifts up to 15 to 20 feet deep [more]

    Schweitzer ski resort in Idaho breaks all-time record with over 34 feet of snow

    Major storm bringing an "atmospheric river" to San Francisco - months worth of rain expected, temporary flood barriers erected

    Eight tornadoes touch down across the Heartland

    There were two tornadoes reported in Hickman County, Ky., one in Massac County, Ill., one in Williamson County, Ill., one in Livingston County, Ky, in Saline County, IL, one in Dunklin County, Mo and one in New Madrid County, Mo. [more]

    [hope you're nowhere near those counties, Jonny]

    Bright meteor fireball spotted over southern Spain

    Why Conservation Biology Matters

    Being right too soon is socially unacceptable ~ Robert Heinlein

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #108 (April 3rd-6th 2018)

    [~ 24.5 min. video]

    Is the Stock Market Getting Ready to Crash?

    [~ 13 min. video; contains the following articles/videos]

    China Hits Back: US Trade Tariffs Receive Mirror-Response, American Aircraft Industry to Suffer [~ 2.5 min. video]

    "We May Take A Hit": Trump Warns Investors To Prepare For "Pain" In The Market

    Futures Tumble After Trump Calls For Additional $100 Billion In Chinese Tariffs

    [last bit below]

  5. More indications of Trump’s battle with the Deep State
    As I Predicted, Trump's Generals Resist

    [~ 5.5 min. video; followed by long article below]

    Trump's furious Situation Room row with his top general is LEAKED: Chairman of joint chiefs reprimanded him on Syria - so president demanded immediate pull-out

    The Fuego volcano in Guatemala is currently erupting and its night explosions are just epic

    Shipping’s Thick Fuel Oil Puts the Arctic at Risk. Could It Be Banned?

    Worried about climate change and oil spills, the UN's International Maritime Organization is considering new rules for shipping's fuel of choice. [more]

    E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt

    At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt. [more]

    Climate change panel outlines national security threats posed by rising sea levels

    Members of a climate change panel told an audience of about 500 Thursday night that U.S. military bases are vulnerable climate change, posing a threat to national security. [more]


    The definition of insanity is buying global trade wars, each time expecting a different result...

    The S&P 500 closed right on the 200 day Maginot Line.

    Recall, we learned earlier in the week that G10 macro data is back at 2016 lows...

    Another 90% down day. All S&P sectors down today. [Friday]

    Here is where it gets interesting. Employment report Fridays are generally trend up days. There were only two exceptions to that rule in the past 12 months - Today, and February 2nd.

    Today's point loss was -58 versus -59 in February. Both were 90% down days. The Monday following Feb. 2nd, was the biggest down day since the smash crash in August 2015 [more]

  6. Amazing band, Fran - thanks! Lotta talent there! Real glad you're all right, and that you checked in.

    US military spent $60 million on useless Afghanistan power lines to nowhere

    [what is this, Puerto Rico?]

    While the power lines have been built, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that mismanagement by the Army Corps of Engineers led to the grid remaining at best useless and at worst, dangerous.

    Mismanagement along these northeastern power lines is just one of a litany of reconstruction problems identified by SIGAR. These include cases of bribery and theft of government equipment by US Army personnel, shoddily built infrastructure, and lack of maintenance at schools and hospitals.

    Another heavily redacted SIGAR report found that the Pentagon funded Afghan security forces, despite knowing that they were engaged in numerous human rights violations, including rampant child abuse. While composing the document, the watchdog interviewed 37 individuals, 24 of whom stated they knew about children being sexually exploited by the Afghan forces. [more]

    Syrian Showdown: Trump wants to leave, the Generals tell him to stay

    [because the generals answer to Israel]

    US lone Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

    The idea that we each have a 'learning style' is bogus

    The problem is that people are pretty bad at working out their own learning style, and there are hundreds, perhaps millions, of different methods. It is likely more nuanced than simply saying "I learn visually." [more; of course, and we all learn at our own rate too, but schools never account for that either]

    Another major quake hits Papua New Guinea (13 this year) as a canyon-shaped hole stretching nearly 1 million km faces Earth on our Sun

    How China can win a trade war in 1 move

    it's worth noting China has a nuclear option.
    I'm referring to rare earth metals.
    These are elements like dysprosium, neodymium, gadolinium, and ytterbium. They aren't actually rare, but they do play crucial roles in everything from smart phones to electric car motors, hard drives, wind turbines, military radar, smart bombs, laser guidance, and more. They're also quite difficult to mine and process.

    It turns out the United States is almost entirely dependent on foreign suppliers for rare earth metals. More importantly, it's almost entirely dependent on China specifically for rare earth metals that have been processed into a final and usable form.

    Basically, if China really wanted to mess with America, it could just clamp down on these exports. That would throw a massive wrench into America's supply chain for high-tech consumer products, not to mention much of our military's advanced weapons systems. [more; so that makes 2 "nuclear" options they hold]

  7. Hey Fran, when I mentioned the band to my wife I was informed that we missed seeing them last summer@ the Keswick Theater and again @ Longwood Gardens due to prior commitments. She loves 'em!

    Gaza massacre: Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes in International Criminal Court

    Fort Campbell: Two soldiers killed in helicopter crash during training exercises

    The cause of the accident was being investigated. [more]

    Massive hole in Sun's atmosphere, magnetic storms possible - NASA

    Estimated time of arrival: April 9th.

    Strange trumpet sounds recorded in the skies of Hawaii

    1. I love em too, wish they'd tour closer to me but of course, that takes money. So glad you liked em. I'm happy to report that our snow has melted and it's pushing 50 degrees with tons of Sun.

  8. Scientists are starting to care about cultures that talk to whales. Why?

    Harry Brower Sr. was lying in a hospital bed in Anchorage, Alaska, close to death, when he was visited by a baby whale.

    Although Brower's body remained in Anchorage, the young bowhead took him more than 1,000 kilometers north to Barrow (now Utqiaġvik), where Brower's family lived. They traveled together through the town and past the indistinct edge where the tundra gives way to the Arctic Ocean. There, in the ice-blue underwater world, Brower saw Iñupiat hunters in a sealskin boat closing in on the calf's mother.

    Brower felt the shuddering harpoon enter the whale's body. He looked at the faces of the men in the umiak, including those of his own sons. When he awoke in his hospital bed as if from a trance, he knew precisely which man had made the kill, how the whale had died, and whose ice cellar the meat was stored in. He turned out to be right on all three counts.

    Brower lived six years after the episode, dying in 1992 at the age of 67. In his final years, he discussed what he had witnessed with Christian ministers and Utqiaġvik's whaling captains. The conversations ultimately led him to hand down new rules to govern hunting female whales with offspring, meant to communicate respect to whales and signal that people were aware of their feelings and needs. "[The whale] talked to me," Brower recalls in a collection of his stories, The Whales, They Give Themselves. "He told me all the stories about where they had all this trouble out there on the ice." [more]


  9. A University of Texas at Austin professor who continued to work at the school despite pleading guilty to a 2016 domestic assault charge has been found dead in his home.

    Richard Morrisett was a pharmacy professor, and the university kept him employed despite the charge. According to the university, law enforcement officials found him at home Thursday. Officials have not said how he died, but the Travis County Sheriff's Office says his death is not suspicious.

    *Of course it may turn out upon further investigation that he committed suicide. But if not then I would suspect this as being another JJFH incident since he isn't elderly and wasn't suffering from any health conditions.

  10. Jim Lee of has an interesting video up today.

  11. This site has an interesting take on things....

  12. Attaway Mike, good eye.
    Thanks for the links, "guyz."

    I think we've reached the point where the weather is going to become practically unpredictable. It's already apparent that crop damage is becoming significant all over the globe. Hail, nature's machine gun, continues giving farmers all kinds of problems. Lightning, even out of clear blue skies killing people and livestock. Tornadoes have always been around, but now we get 5 at a time, more than a mile wide ones, they're popping up in places that have rarely, if ever seen them and they last a lot longer. Earthquakes and volcanoes are visiting us more frequently and there's all this anomalous stuff going on. The animals and marine life sense it but we're oblivious. Growing crops at large scale will not be possible soon.
    We haven't even spoken of the heat. Or the wind.

    At the level that most of humanity is at least aware of, the political shenanigans are increasingly becoming war-like. I think the powers that be know what's coming and are playing for all the marbles.

    Then we have technology, a man-made creation (like bio-weapons, only "intelligent") that has already over-taken us. Terminator and Skynet are here, now.

    Interesting times ahead.

    Unseasonally cold and snowy weather hits areas of China

    Scientists have found bowhead whales mating songs are as complex as jazz music

    [back in the day I had an album of humpback and other whale music I enjoyed]