Thursday, April 12, 2018

Event Update For 2018-04-11

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

2018-04-11 - Unknown gas odor evacuates schools in Sacramento (California), near the Sacramento River:

Quote: "Around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Natomas High School and Natomas Gateways Middle School were evacuated due to a gas-like odor in the area. PG&E and fire crews were called to the scene to investigate the odor. Authorities cleared the area and allowed students to return to class around 1:15 p.m."

2018-04-11 - Unknown smell sickening people in Illogan (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Quote: "Residents in a Cornwall village have complained about an odd, overpowering smell engulfing the area. Locals in Illogan, near Redruth, say the stench has been powerful enough to make one person physically sick and left others with breathing difficulties, headaches and sore eyes."

2018-04-11 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck ignites and burns him to death, in West Valley City (Utah):

Quote: "Police said the driver appeared to have suffered a medical issue and pulled off to the side of the road. The heat from the truck caught some nearby brush on fire which then caught the truck on fire. They say no foul play is suspected."

2018-04-11 - Mine truck explodes at 3:45 AM in mine in Huanuni (Bolivia), 8 killed, 12 injured:

2018-04-11 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon at O’Hare International Airport after smoke was reported in the cabin, officials said."

2018-04-11 - Passenger plane hit by smoke just before landing in Bengaluru (India):

Quote: "Passengers on a Bengaluru-bound Spicejet from Coimbatore were momentarily alarmed when smoke emanated from the cabin while the aircraft was about to land at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Wednesday."

2018-04-11 - Military plane ignites at takeoff then crashes and burns near the coast near Boufarik (Algeria), 257 killed:

Quote: "Several witnesses told Algerian TV network Ennahar they saw flames coming out of one of the planes' engines just before it took off."

Quote: "'After taking off, with the plane at a height of 150 meters I saw the fire on its wing. The pilot avoided crashing on the road when he changed the flight path to the field,' witness Abd El Karim told Ennahar TV, according to Reuters."

Quote: "Witnesses say they saw a wing catch fire as the plane took off. It then went down, avoiding a highway and crashing into a field."

Quote: "An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers, their families and some refugees crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever aviation disaster."

2018-04-11 - Small plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Farnborough (Britain):

Quote: "An aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Farnborough Airport after its cockpit filled with smoke. Two people were on board the aircraft as it made an emergency landing at 8.08am on Wednesday morning (April 11)."

Note: These are the 44th, 45th, 46th and 47th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-11 - Military Soko G-4 Super Galeb jet crashes near Kovacica (Serbia), near the Danube River, 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "A Serbian military training plane crashed near Kovacica in the northeast on Wednesday morning. One of the pilots died as he ejected from the plane, while the other was injured and was conscious when he was taken to the military clinic VMA, the Ministry of Defense announced."

2018-04-11 - Small plane crash-lands in field in Johnson County near Franklin (Indiana), 2 lightly injured:

2018-04-11 - Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashes and burns in Khabarovsk (Russia), near the Amur River, all 6 aboard killed:

2018-04-11 - Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show:

Quote: "The warm Atlantic current linked to severe and abrupt changes in the climate in the past is now at its weakest in at least 1,600 years, new research shows. The findings, based on multiple lines of scientific evidence, throw into question previous predictions that a catastrophic collapse of the Gulf Stream would take centuries to occur."

2018-04-11 - Apartment building damaged by explosion in Randallstown (Maryland):

2018-04-11 - Mobile home destroyed by explosion and fire at 6:21 AM, man blown into snowbank, near White Sulphur Springs (Montana):

2018-04-11 - Mobile home explodes and burns at 3:30 AM in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), nobody there:

Quote: "A neighbor called 911 just after 3:30 a.m. from the Mayflower Circle Park, Anchorage Fire Department investigator Cleo Hill said. 'The caller stated they heard a huge explosion and saw the trailer on fire,' Hill said. The unit was under construction on the inside and not occupied, she said."

Note: These are the 96th, 97th and 98th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-04-11 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "The fire, reported in the 1800 block of East 57th Street, sent a tower of thick smoke over the area. The business appeared to be a scrap metal yard."

2018-04-11 - Recycling center devastated by massive blaze near coastal Thames (New Zealand):

Quote: "The initial fire broke out about 9.20pm last night, and has engulfed piles of timber, wood chips and sawdust, as well as plastic waste. Strong winds blew hot embers across the site, resulting in several spot fires. Fire and Emergency’s area commander for Eastern Waikato, Aaron Waterreus, says three industrial buildings on the site were lost in the fire, and some vehicles were damaged."

2018-04-11 - Robin Hood Bay Landfill erupts in flame near coastal St. John's (Canada):

2018-04-11 - Crane bursts into flame in Jefferson Hills (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-11 - Two boats go up in flames at pier in coastal Thai Muang District (Thailand), 3 or 4 injured:

Quote: "Two speedboats caught fire at a pier in Thai Muang district on Wednesday, with three boat attendants injured."

Note: These are the 337th and 338th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-11 - School bus bursts into flame near Warlow Drive and Gurley Avenue in Gillette (Wyoming):

Note: This is the 88th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 238th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-04-11 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-59 in Trussville (Alabama):

Quote: "We had a truck hauling vehicles that caught on fire and we had to shut down traffic briefly to get our trucks in position..."

Note: This is the 20th car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 4:30 AM on I-20 in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at intersection in Cape Girardeau County (Missouri):

Quote: "A tractor-trailer caught fire on Wednesday, April 11 at the intersection of Highways 25 and 74 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. A Gordonville firefighter said some people in the area saw flames under the truck and flagged down the driver."

Note: No crash, the truck just burst into flame...

2018-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 in Janesville (Wisconsin):

Note: Also see the pickup truck that burst into flame while parked inside a business in Janesville on this day...

2018-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Delray Road in Hampshire County (West Virginia):

2018-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on I-77 in Cornelius (North Carolina):

2018-04-11 - Tractor, tractor (combine) and barn destroyed by fire in Sherman Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Inside the barn was a newer combine, a tractor, and two wagons. Officials are unsure of the total damage amount, but Geiger called it 'pretty considerable.'"

Note: These are the 707th, 708th, 709th, 710th, 711th, 712th and 713th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-11 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on US 83 in Weslaco (Texas):

2018-04-11 - RV bursts into flame at Shadow Hills RV Resort in Indio (California):

Note: This is the 185th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-11 - Van bursts into flame while parked at business on Daisy Street in Blackburn (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Van bursts into flame on the M56 near Daresbury (Britain):

2018-04-11 - SUV bursts into flame near Selby Road in Whitley (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire – Selby Road, Whitley Time of call: 10:21 hours A crew from Selby responded to a report of a Landrover on fire in a field. The vehicle suffered fire damage within the engine compartment after a fire started due to a fault, and was extinguished with two hosereels."

2018-04-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked inside lawn care business in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2018-04-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-39 near Lostant (Illinois):

2018-04-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Hurricane (Utah):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Millstone Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "Fire crews were called to the home on Arrowhead Way for an electric car that caught fire the garage just before 9 p.m., Millstone Company Lt. Allan South told New Jersey 101.5."

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Meriden (Connecticut), multi-family home burns separately too:

Quote: "Firefighters in Meriden responded to the same street twice in less than 12 hours for a report of a fire. The second instance was a garage fire on Atkins Street. Firefighters said it involved a detached garage and a Corvette. A Harley Davidson motorcycle was also inside, but was removed. The front of the car was on fire when firefighters arrived. They said the fire was not considered to be suspicious. A cause remains under investigation. The first fire was across the street and happened around 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday. One person was hurt and 12 others were forced out of the multi-family home."

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in West Branch (Michigan):,106873

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Kankakee (Illinois):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 17 near Elgin (Oklahoma):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Dows Prairie Road in coastal McKinleyville (California):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame at 11:45 PM on Madison Boulevard in Madison (Alabama):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 near Davenport (Iowa):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on College Court in Kent (Ohio):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame at 1:36 AM while parked near building, fire spreads to building and field, on Cleeve Road in Middle Littleton (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Moseley, Birmingham (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Swindon (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame at 5:02 AM on Tantallon Road in Shawlands (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame near the Orton Centre in Orton Goldhay (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Stonebridge Road in Grantham (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 near Colchester (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-83 in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-04-11 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in West Elizabeth (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-11 - Motorcycle shop damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-04-11 - Car and home go up in flames at midnight in Moline (Illinois):

2018-04-11 - RV trailer and shed destroyed by explosion and fire on Gunter Hill Road in Boomer (North Carolina):

2018-04-11 - Barn destroyed by fire in Paradise Township (Pennsylvania), 1 bull and 100 chicks killed:

2018-04-11 - Brush fire breaks out in northwest Travis County (Texas):

2018-04-11 - Wildfire burns in forest and marsh in Dorchester County (Maryland):

2018-04-11 - Several brush fires break out in and around coastal Adelaide (Australia), homes destroyed:

2018-04-11 - Brush fire rages out of control near Thoona (Australia):

2018-04-11 - HVAC system bursts into flame at police headquarters under construction in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), another fire there too:

Quote: "There was a fire on building's roof on Tuesday that started in the HVAC system, Fire Capt. William Dixon said."

2018-04-11 - Garden center heavily damaged by huge fire in Tyrone (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-11 - Used appliance store heavily damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in East Hartford (Connecticut):

2018-04-11 - Shop building destroyed by fire in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho):

2018-04-11 - Government warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "A major fire that erupted in the mal khana [warehouse] of the City Courts in Karachi also engulfed the record house, destroying case properties, valuable records and ammunition, DawnNewsTV reported on Wednesday."

2018-04-11 - Shed destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at home in coastal South Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2018-04-11 - Garage destroyed by fire at 11:50 PM at home in Commerce City (Colorado):

2018-04-11 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2018-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia), 2 injured:

2018-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 2 AM in Roxbury area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 3 injured:

2018-04-11 - Mansion destroyed by fire in Hinsdale (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by huge fire at 1:13 AM in North Hollywood (California):

2018-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2018-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Pine Hills (Florida):

2018-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Florissant (Missouri):

2018-04-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:15 AM in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - Deadly fire burns home in Marion County (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - Deadly fire destroys home in Ash Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - Deadly fire destroys home in Big Stone Gap (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - Deadly fire burns motel near the Mississippi River in Hannibal (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - Vacant building burns in Bakersfield (California):

2018-04-11 - Vacant strip club burns before 1 AM in South Huntingdon Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-11 - Man and woman, 27 and 39, found dead in camper on Mill Street in Springdale (Arkansas):

Quote: "Police said they are continuing to investigating how the two died, but foul play isn’t suspected at this time."

2018-04-11 - Five children die in water in two incidents in Assam (India):

2018-04-11 - Three children, 12, 12 and 13, found dead in pond in Aurangabad (India):

2018-04-11 - Two children, 7 and 10, die in well in Paidipelli (India):

2018-04-11 - Man found dead in wetlands area near sewage plant in Butler Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The body of a man was found in a wetlands area of Butler Township Wednesday afternoon. A maintenance worker with the Frackville Area Municipal Authority made the discovery around 1:30 p.m. in water adjacent to the sewage treatment plant at 1199 W. Oak St., just west of the Frackville borough line. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak at 2:20 p.m. and Butler Township Police Chief Edward Tarantelli said no foul play is suspected."

2018-04-11 - Person has 'medical issue' and slumps over dead in car in parking lot in Century (Florida):

Quote: "Deputies tell News 5 that there are no obvious signs of foul play, but their investigation continues. They believe it may have been some sort of medical issue."

2018-04-11 - Boy, 16, drops dead in field in Florence (South Carolina):

2018-04-11 - Man found dead in canal near Los Banos (California):

2018-04-11 - Woman, 42, found dead on trail at coastal Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge (Washington):

2018-04-11 - Man, 28, found dead on island in creek bed near Big Timber (Montana):

2018-04-11 - Man, 61, found dead outside Masonic Temple in coastal Bremerton (Washington):

2018-04-11 - Man, 60, slumps over dead in car at Gold Branch Trail in Marietta (Georgia):

2018-04-11 - Boy, 17, found dead at High Rock in Cascade (Maryland), possible toppler:

2018-04-11 - Person found dead at bus stop at 4:30 AM in Calgary (Canada):

2018-04-11 - Woman, 50, professor, drops dead in bathroom at apartment in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-04-11 - Boy, 16, dies in swimming pool in Sangreddy (India):

2018-04-11 - Boy, 14, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Hyderabad (India):

2018-04-11 - Man, 60, found dead near hospital in Sheffield (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Man, worker, drops dead at the University of Lincoln near the Brayford Pool and the River Witham in Lincoln (Britain):

2018-04-11 - Passenger, man in his 30s, goes into cardiac arrest on passenger plane, plane diverts to airport in Gatwick (Britain):

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after a man in his thirties suffered a cardiac arrest on board. Reports from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance services state that a man was helped by paramedics on the ground after going into cardiac arrest mid-air."

2018-04-11 - Man has 'medical issue', tractor trailer hits guardrail, near Ucon (Idaho), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Utah man has died after his truck struck a guard rail on Highway 20 near Ucon, Wednesday afternoon."

Quote: "Idaho State Police say the driver of the truck suffered some sort of medical issue and drove into the overpass guard rail."

2018-04-11 - Double-decker bus crashes into ditch, near Mae Sot (Thailand), 6+ killed:

Quote: "Last month, a fire on board a bus in western Thailand killed 20 migrant workers."

2018-04-11 - Tractor trailer overturns at 12:30 AM on Rushwood Road in Derry Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-11 - Van veers off road at 2 AM, crashes into health center, in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "Police say a medical issue may have caused a driver to crash a van into the side of Barrington Health Center around 2 a.m. Wednesday."

2018-04-11 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in Bates County (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - SUV and car crash, fire erupts, in Seneca County (Ohio), 1 injured:

2018-04-11 - Car veers over centerline, hits school bus head-on, in Bethlehem (New Hampshire), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-04-11 - Car hits semi head-on, semi bursts into flame, in Holmes County (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-04-11 - Car veers off road, hits parked tractor trailer, on I-364 near O’Fallon (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-04-11 - Car veers across median at 2 AM, hits heavy truck, truck explodes, near Heflin (Alabama), 1+ killed:

2018-04-11 - Car slams into garbage truck in Madison (Wisconsin), 2 killed:

2018-04-11 - Car hits two patrol cars at 2 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-04-11 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Mechanicsville (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-04-11 - Man, 42, has 'medical episode' as his own dog attacks him, in coastal Port Richey (Florida):

Quote: "Preliminarily it appears the victim had a separate medical episode which caused his condition and the actual dog bites appear to be superficial."

2018-04-11 - Raccoon foams at the mouth and menaces family in coastal Saint Eleanors (Canada), raccoon shot dead:

Quote: "A raccoon shot and killed by an RCMP officer because it was acting aggressively and foaming at the mouth was tested for rabies and distemper, and the results came back negative. A concerned mother in North St. Eleanors, P.E.I., had called police, saying the animal was pacing back and forth in front of their door, and wouldn't go away. She said it was growling and foaming at the mouth. There was a certain amount of white substance around the mouth and he was acting very strangely."

2018-04-11 - Pit bull attacks and injures 3 people at home in coastal Bellport (New York):

2018-04-11 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Irvine (California):

2018-04-11 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Decatur (Georgia):

2018-04-11 - Water main breaks on Village Lake Drive in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-04-11 - Firefighter suddenly sickens, put into medically-induced coma, in Medford (Oregon):

2018-04-11 - Extreme ocean heat waves are a thing, and they're getting worse:

2018-04-11 - Volcano Ambae erupts on Ambae Island (Vanuatu), acid rain falls, homes collapse from ash weight:

Quote: "A state of emergency has been declared for Vanuatu's Ambae Island as a volcano continues to spill thick heavy ash. Houses are collapsing and trees are falling from the weight from a heavy ash fall from the volatile volcano."

2018-04-11 - Four earthquakes strike in Nebraska in two days:

2018-04-11 - Five scary US seismic zones that are just as nerve-racking as the San Andreas Fault:

2018-04-11 - Hailstorm causes heavy crop damage in Baramulla (India):

Quote: "The hailstorm wreaked havoc in several areas of North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday. Manzoor Sheeri, the hailstorm and gusty winds on Wednesday afternoon caused extensive damage to orchards and crop fields vegetables in many areas in main town Baramulla and area of Narvaw villages like Sheeri, Fatehgrah, Zandfaran, Malpora areas of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. The district witnessed Hailstorm this afternoon which continued about five minutes and resulted in the tremendous loss to farmers and fruit growers. The locals said that the hailstorm inflicted heavy damages on crops like apple, rice saplings and other vegetables and fruits."

2018-04-11 - Fierce storm brings hail, flooding and a few tornadoes to Florida:

2018-04-11 - Powerful storm pounds Rajasthan (India), 12+ killed, many crops lost:

2018-04-11 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Mecca (Saudi Arabia):

2018-04-11 - Armyworms destroy 17,000+ acres of maize in Kenya:

Quote: "A fall armyworm invasion has destroyed more than 17,000 acres of maize. A report by the County Department of Agriculture released yesterday indicated that the pest had destroyed 30 per cent of the region's projected harvest."

2018-04-11 - China no longer willing to be world's dump, sends hundreds of tons of trash back to US:

2018-04-11 - Factory farms are breeding grounds for antibiotic-resistant superbugs:

2018-04-11 - Life expectancy and disability in the United States vary wildly from state to state:

2018-04-11 - Subtle second magnetic field surrounding Earth discovered:

2018-04-11 - Scientists grow mini-brains in lab with functioning blood vessels:

2018-04-11 - Mark Zuckerberg made $3 billion while he testified to Congress:


  1. Good morning, Jonny, Fran, Mike D. and Tom N. (who hasn't checked in for a while, down under).

    McPherson has a short video out today re-iterating his "no humans will be alive on the planet by 2026" due to Arctic ice loss/blue ocean event this summer (or maybe next year), causing loss of habitat for humanity and most other species, as a result.

    Edge of Extinction: How Long Do We Have?

    [~ 3.5 min. video]

    [meanwhile, on Black Bear News]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.11.18 Guy, Donald, Derrick - How long do we have

    [~ 21.5 min. video]

    [more immediately]
    Powerhouse storm could unleash heavy snow, tornadoes and wild temperature swings

    A powerhouse storm is forecast to bring a variety of wild weather to much of the USA from Friday through the weekend.

    The same storm system is likely to produce heavy rainfall from eastern Texas to western Kentucky, packing the potential for 1 to 3 inches of rain through early Saturday, the weather service said. Flash flooding is possible in portions of Arkansas and Louisiana.

    To the south, an outbreak of severe thunderstorms is forecast for portions of the central and southern Plains to the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. "The storms may bring the full spectrum of severe weather ranging from high winds, large hail, flash flooding, frequent lightning strikes and perhaps a tornado," AccuWeather warned.

    Summer-like warmth will spread up the East Coast on Friday and Saturday, all the way to New England, where record high temperatures are possible. Philadelphia is forecast to see its first 80-degree days of the year Friday and Saturday.

    A potent cold front late Sunday and early Monday is likely to bring heavy rain and send temperatures crashing back down to March-like averages early next week. [more; fire danger too]

    [more below]

  2. Friday, 13 April 2018

    Update on the Syrian conflict

    Latest Facts on Syrian Conflict

    [~ 63 min. video]


    Thank God we still have a strong, righteous, left-wing anti-war movement to speak out against attacking Syria.

    Oh my mistake, they ditched all that to obsess about gender pronouns, mythical gender pay gaps & hating white people. [more]

    [full page article with lots of embedded articles and videos]

    Syrian Army reports finding Saudi-made explosives at makeshift chemical weapons factory during Eastern Ghouta operation

    Seven US spy planes spotted near Russian facilities in Syria

    A timeline to war on Syria

    UN Ambassador: Trying to Avert WAR between U.S. and Russia

    [this one contains important details not revealed by msm; link to source: Hal Turner show]

    [more here]
    Military news - headlines - 04/12/2018

    Naval Eastern Med SITREP

    [another long post with multiple videos and embedded articles]

    Major Evidence Syrian Chemical Attack Staged by US-backed Terrorists [this is an old article (2013) but relevant]

    U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime'

    [oh, look who finally decided to comment again, since March]
    Why Military Action Against Syria Is A Really Bad Idea

    [uses it to promote his senate campaign - clueless moron]

    [continued below]

  3. [okay, back to business]
    New earthquake swarm at Yellowstone? More than 89 earthquakes hit near Old Faithful Geyser in Wyoming within 24 hours and their number increases every hour

    Is this the second earthquake swarm of 2018 at Yellowstone? There is at least something going on. Within 24 hours, more than 89 small quakes have hit a region situated 32 km east of Old Faithful Geyser in Wyoming and their number is increasing each hour now. The earthquakes are aligned forming a fissural dike next to Yellowstone Lake. This swarm seems to indicate an intrusion of magma inside the Caldera of the Park. [more]

    A North American Climate Boundary Has Shifted 140 Miles East Due to Global Warming

    In the late 1800s, geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell first described a clear boundary running longitudinally through North America along the 100th meridian west that visibly separated the humid eastern part of the continent from the more arid western plains. Now, 140 years later, scientists have confirmed that such a sharp climatic boundary exists and that it is slowly shifting east due to climate change — a change that scientists say could [WILL] have [or IS HAVING] significant implications on farming in the region. [more]

    Loud house-shaking boom in central Texas [falsely] attributed to 2lbs of tannerite

    [SOTT] Comment: We doubt that two pounds of tannerite could cause a boom that would shake homes. [more]

    Massive landslide in Hunza, Pakistan - 3 people killed

    [this is from 2014, but is so relevant now]
    Runaway Glaciers in West Antarctica

    Glaciologist Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine, narrates this animation depicting the processes leading to the decline of six rapidly melting glaciers in West Antarctica. [more; 2.25 min. video]

    Global warming may poison monarch butterflies, study finds

    A new study finds global warming may be making the very plant monarch butterflies need to survive too toxic even for them. [more]

    Climate Change Is Messing With Your Dinner

    [the author thinks there are winners in this: short-sighted crap]

    5 laboratory primates tested positive for bacteria that cause tuberculosis without showing outward symptoms: Human caretaker also tested positive

    Beware Like-Minded Dunces

    What the Idiocracy has yet to figure out, is that the stock market is a zero sum Ponzi scheme. And fearless consensus is the trigger for collapse

    What it comes down to is that most people are not confident in their own market opinions therefore they seek out the consensus of other dunces. The duncefest ends the moment there is full agreement. [more]

  4. Hey, look at that, we made it past noon today, WOO-HOO!

    I unintentionally neglected Longtime Lurker in my [morning] greetings.

    US and allies threat of war is holding the world hostage

    [who voted for this shit!? OH, right - now I remember]
    20-year study of US legislation reveals bottom 90% of Americans have ZERO impact on what becomes law

    17 people killed in hailstorm in Rajasthan, India

    In all of the three regions, farmers complained that crops had suffered greatly from the storm [more]

    [Happy Friday the 13th, in case you hadn't noticed]

    News Links, April 13, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    The Genie's Out of the Bottle: Eight Defining Trends Are Reversing
    Though the Powers That Be will attempt to placate or suppress the Revolt of the Powerless, the genies of political disunity and social disorder cannot be put back in the bottle.

    Russia, Iran, Turkey mull unified payment system

    IMF's Lagarde: Global Trading System In "Danger Of Being Torn Apart"

    The End of Growth, Seven Years Later

    CBO Warns Lawmakers That Interest Payments Will Outpace Military Spending by 2023
    The head of the Congressional Budget Office warned lawmakers that the U.S. government is on track to pay more to its creditors than on its own military, as interest rates and debt levels continue to climb. [IF? Doubt we have to worry about it]

    How the pilot shortage is taking its toll on airlines and passengers

    Taking the World to the Brink
    The situation is clearly fraught with the risk of sliding into international conflict between the two biggest nuclear weapons powers with all that that implies. Civilization itself is being put in peril so that the West can continue supporting sectarian armed groups seeking to overthrow the Assad government, in violation of international law and the UN Charter. [because we're BROKE - the entire charade of civilization, of which we're a small part, cannot be sustained!]

    The sneaky ways China and Russia could threaten US satellites

    A new target for hackers? Satellites

    How China's Xi Jinping is filling the 'global leadership vacuum' left by Trump

    Cities around the world should prepare for running out of water, experts say
    Just imagine the potential for chaos and violence. Too many humans! -- RF

    How Much Longer Can Pemex Hang On?
    It lost $18 billion in Q4 on declining revenues and production, has $102 billion in debt, and now its world is changing.

    'Long, slow recovery': After 3 years of heavy losses, Canadian oilpatch to eke out paltry gains this year [doubtful]
    Oil producers posted cumulative losses of $32 billion over the course of the last three years as oil prices collapsed

    Nestlé's Plastic Initiative Called 'Greenwashing' by Greenpeace

    Death by Plastic: 64 Pounds of Trash in Whale's Digestive System

    The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills [they can't clean up radiation, or dead marine life, or plastic . . .]

    U.S. Sees Wave Of New Cyber Attacks On Energy Infrastructure

    California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations

    Sitting too much affects brain thickness, study finds

    Google's File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook's — Here's How to View It

    Zuckerberg Says Facebook Collects Internet Data on Non-Users

    [more below]

    1. Hello to you too Tom, Johnny and all. :)
      Longtime Lurker

  5. Facebook suspends another data analytics firm after CNBC discovers it was using tactics like Cambridge Analytica

    Here's The Personal Data That Facebook Keeps Even After You Delete It

    The Secrets Your Cell Phone Tells

    "There Wasn't A Single Corpse": Russia Claims 'White Helmets' Staged Syria Chemical Attack

    Skripal's Pets Were Sacrificed to Cover the Investigation's Mistakes

    Yulia Skripal Is Plainly Under Duress

    Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was Staged By Islamic Jihadi Propagandists

    Liars Lying About Nearly Everything

    Government Propaganda Now Totally Bizarre (UK)

    The Importance of Looking Dangerous (Club Orlov)

    Smith to Mattis: Prepare for lean years
    "While 2018 and 2019 are great, I hope you are also planning for a lean future because we are looking at a trillion-dollar deficit this year," Smith said, adding that the US national debt is approaching $22 trillion.
    The Empire is finding that maintaining the legions is unsustainable. -- RF

    Mattis on aviation accidents: 'We cannot repair our way out'
    In Congressional testimony partly driven by Military Times' recent investigation into a 40 percent rise in aviation accidents, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Congress that the deep cuts to pilot hours and lack of ready aircraft that are partly to blame will not find a quick fix.

    Doug Casey on the Coming Comfortable Dystopia

    The Lights are going out in the Middle East

    Squid-flation bites Japan as catch sinks to new low

    Japan enacts departure tax law; all travelers to pay 1,000 yen
    [which probably has something to do with this next piece]

    "All That's Left Is To Fade Away & Die" - Japanese Bond Volatility Crashes To Record Low

    Chinese navy stages double show of strength as US strike group drills in disputed South China Sea

    China is already a world power in artificial intelligence: CIO

    China Turns Gas Fields Into Storage
    China has begun turning depleted gas fields into gas storage facilities to avoid a repeat of this winter's supply crunch when the cold hit and several million households were left without heating.

    China's Xi Says The Task Of Building A Strong Navy "Has Never Been More Urgent"

    The Rush to War (Craig Murray)

    Number of homeless people dying more than doubles in five years, figures show [UK]

    UK economic growth has fallen by half, forecasters say

    More than 100,000 homeless households to be trapped in temporary accommodation by 2020, warns report [UK]

    US Budget Deficit Hits $600 Billion In 6 Months, As Spending On Interest Explodes

    American oligarchs: Where Are All the U.S. Oligarchs With Links to Washington?
    U.S. oligarchs have done far more to undermine U.S. democracy than any Russian.

    Three More Reasons for Wealth-Deprived Americans to Take to the Streets

    The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools
    Training first-world children for a third-world life

    The share of American young adults living with their parents is the highest in 75 years

    The looming debt crisis will hurt these Americans the most

    Pennsylvania school district gives teachers baseball bats to fight attackers

    The Slippery Slope to a Constitution-Free America

    How Much Are Banks Exposed to Subprime? More than we Think
    Wells Fargo has $81 billion in exposure to loans that, on paper, it isn't exposed to.

    Sears is closing its last store in Chicago

    Subprime mortgages make a comeback—with a new name and soaring demand

    The Housing ATM is back – Cash-out share of all refis hits pre-crisis levels.

    Wisconsin clears the way for Foxconn by bulldozing working peoples' homes and paying them pennies on the dollar

  6. Let's take a quick look at the news.

    A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

    A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.

    Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the western Plains into what we think of as the Midwest. The implications for farming could be huge. [more; short video; COULD BE?!]

    Oklahoma towns evacuated as wildfires tear through state

    Evacuations were ordered for four Oklahoma towns as wildfires raged across more than 200,000 acres in the state, authorities said Friday.

    Evacuations were ordered for four Oklahoma towns as wildfires raged across more than 200,000 acres in the state, authorities said Friday.

    The Rhea Fire in Dewey County has burned an estimated 123,000 acres and is 0% contained, said Michelle Finch-Walker, spokeswoman for Oklahoma Forestry Services. [geez]

    Evacuations also were ordered for about 1,000 people in Seiling, Taloga and Putnam, Finch-Walker said.

    Some 450 people have been evacuated in adjacent Woodward County. The estimated size of that fire has was changed from 115,000 to 59,000 acres because of more accurate mapping, Finch-Walker said. There are two other major fires in the state. [more; including ~ 2 min. video; Fran?]

    Exxon must turn over climate change documents, Mass. court rules

    Scott Pruitt plans to stop tallying the co-benefits of cutting pollution.

    Scott Pruitt, still clinging to the helm of President Trump’s EPA, met with allies at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday for what one attendee described as a “deniers’ convention,” according to E&E News. Pruitt told attendees that he is planning to stop counting the co-benefits of environmental protections, The Daily Caller reported.

    If Pruitt hangs on to his job long enough to implement the proposal — and it survives inevitable legal challenges — it could be prove critical to his efforts to discredit the science underpinning numerous environmental protections.
    In doing cost-benefit analyses of new rules, experts account for auxiliary benefits of those rules. For example, the goal of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan — a target for Pruitt — is to reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. But, in prompting utilities to switch away from coal to cleaner energy sources like wind and solar, the measure would also reduce emissions of particular matter, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants, saving thousands of lives. These saved lives are counted as co-benefits. [more; this guy is seriously fucked up]

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  7. Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow’s 'Agent Orange' Pesticide

    [Hey come on! It's been extensively tested in NAM! It works!]

    Late Wednesday, a coalition of environmental organizations and farmers represented by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice filed new legal papers in federal court seeking the reversal of Scott Pruitt and the Trump Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of Dow Chemical's toxic pesticide, Enlist Duo. The novel pesticide is a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D, to be sprayed over the top of corn, cotton and soybeans that are genetically engineered by Dow with resistance to both pesticides.

    The two chemicals in Enlist Duo do more damage when used together than the net damage they do when used separately. [more]

    EPA fires back at critics over Colorado mine wastewater

    [come on man, it's environmental ART!]

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired back Thursday after a mining company accused the agency of failing to run a southwestern Colorado treatment plant at full capacity, letting untreated mine wastewater get into the Animas River.

    EPA officials said the plant is running the way it was designed to, treating wastewater pouring from the inactive Gold King Mine. Scrubbing wastewater from additional sites would require expanding the plant, they said.

    The exchange was the latest in a dispute between the agency and Sunnyside Gold Corp. over who should pay for a water study to help devise a cleanup plan for the area. [more]

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Has Been Using Three 'Secret' Email Addresses, Senators Say

    [he's probably got a "burner phone" too]

    [short video and text]

    [I guess everyone's read about this crazy story - car traps human to death in rear storage seat mishap]

    What we know about trapped teen's mysterious death inside a van after his 2 calls to 911

    Kyle Plush, 16, made two desperate calls to 911 before he died Tuesday from asphyxia due to chest compression inside his 2004 Honda Odyssey, authorities said. [more]

    Diablo Canyon’s dismantling: Inside the shutdown of California’s last nuclear plant’s-dismantling%3A.html

    A nuclear power plant doesn’t just shut down.
    It gets taken apart piece by piece, until almost nothing remains. The process requires billions of dollars, hundreds of workers and more than a decade to complete. [and there's no safe place to put the waste!]

    It’s a fate Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is now planning for California’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, set to close in 2025. [more; hey, that's ONE that won't go Fuk on us!]

    Passengers Aboard Pacific Dawn Cruise Ship ‘Very Sad’ After Search for Woman Overboard Abandoned

    The woman, who was said to be on holiday with her husband and children, fell overboard the Pacific Dawn on Thursday (April 12) at around 4 p.m., according to SBS News. [more]