Thursday, April 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-04-18

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

2018-04-18 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits educational complex on the island of St. Croix:

Quote: "Classes at the St. Croix Educational Complex were back to normal this week after a 'gassy smell' on Monday forced classes to be dismissed and students bused off campus. A worker at the school who spoke on the condition of anonymity said there have been gassy smells on campus at least three times this school year."

2018-04-18 - Person ignites before 2 AM near commercial building, critically burned, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-04-18 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane returns to airport and makes emergency landing in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in Atlanta after one of its engines caught on fire. The plane left Atlanta Wednesday afternoon bound for Heathrow Airport in London. It returned to the airport when the crew reported an engine problem. Fire crews met the aircraft on the runway and extinguished flames on the engine."

Quote: "A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 returned to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport shortly after takeoff with the right hand engine still on fire."

Quote: "Fire crews rushed to an Atlanta airport runway on Wednesday after a Delta plane burst into flames. Flames were seen erupting from the London-bound aircraft's right engine as it sat on the tarmac."

2018-04-18 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to airport and makes emergency landing in coastal New Plymouth (New Zealand):

Quote: "New Plymouth woman Jenny McLennan's son and girlfriend were on the flight. 'I think that was quite scary for them,' McLennan said. 'Apparently the smoke alarms went off and a couple of passengers did smell smoke.'"

2018-04-18 - Three planes and hangar go up in flames at Nevada County Air Park in Grass Valley (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "There were three airplanes inside. The fire call came in as a rescue and flames had subsided by the time fire crews arrived. 'The fire sprinklers had activated and we did have to rescue one person, who unfortunately is deceased,' Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Fire Marshal Terry McMahon said. The fire sprinklers, along with a fire wall that split the building, saved the business next door. It was able to resume partial operations with just smoke damage. But it was the smoke that may very well have been deadly. 'Fiberglass and the upholsteries and the things that they use in them, the smoke was dark and was down low to the ground,' McMahon said."

Note: These are the 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th and 61st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018, and that makes 14 in the last week, though there were only 2 fatalities total - this hangar fatality and the woman who died when the Southwest engine exploded during a flight the other day. The deadliest plane fire this year was the military plane that burst into flame at takeoff then crashed and burned near the coast near Boufarik (Algeria), killing 257 people, which happened waaaaay back on April 11, mentioned in the 2018-04-11 update...

2018-04-18 - Chemical plant devastated by massive fire just outside Orion (Illinois):

Quote: "Flames that witnesses said were taller than a 100-foot silo and about five explosions blasted from a fertilizer chemical plant, right outside city limits."

2018-04-18 - Six acres of pallets destroyed by massive inferno in Montgomery (Alabama):

Quote: "At least 30 firefighters, 10 fire trucks, four engine companies, two truck companies and four district chiefs responded to the scene of a massive, 3-alarm pallet fire that burned for hours on Montgomery's north side."

2018-04-18 - Landfill fire breaks out in Bourj Hammoud (Lebanon):

2018-04-18 - Recycling center damaged by fire in Kidderminster (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Underwater mudcano erupts near Sweden:

Quote: "On Monday, a large amount of ash like mud was reported along the Swedish west coast. According to coast guards, the strange substance is drifting somewhere between Norway, Sweden and Denmark due to weather and currents. A geologists was asked to take a look at it, and the best fit guess until the laboratory results are in, is that a methane deposit have been heated causing a mudcano to form and erupt under water."

2018-04-18 - Unknown flammable liquid oozing from the ground in Baishnabpur (India):

Quote: "An inflammable liquid has been profiting out of the ground at Baishnabpur of Sabroom in South Tripura District since Wednesday has caused panic among the people. The incident took place at Sabroom Subdivisions, Baishnabpur area. Seeing the lava like liquid, locals immediately informed the police station. After getting the information, huge number of police and fire brigade rushed to the spot and used water to stop the lava flow but they were unsuccessful in doing so."

2018-04-18 - Metal recycling center hit by tire fire in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2018-04-18 - Underground coal hopper train car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at coal plant in coastal Newburg (Maryland):

Quote: "According to Bill Smith, spokesman for the Charles County Volunteer Fire Department, a 3rd shift worker at the GENON Coal Facility located in the 12600 block of Crain Highway, reported the fire in an underground coal hopper train car around 2:30 a.m. Smith says the train cars move coal underground to conveyor belts that lift the coal to above ground silos."

2018-04-18 - Hotel under construction heavily damaged by huge fire shortly before 6:30 AM in Saskatoon (Canada):

2018-04-18 - Wildfire grows to nearly 41,000 acres, 23 homes destroyed, in El Paso County (Colorado):

2018-04-18 - Huge wildfires continue burning across Oklahoma:

Quote: "In Dewey County, which has seen the highest level of devastation in recent days, the Rhea Fire burned an additional 34,515 acres since burn totals were released Tuesday evening, Oklahoma Forestry Services officials said. Estimated at more than 283,000 acres burned, the land area charred equates to about 442 square miles, or more than double the land area of Tulsa. The fire is reported to be 3 percent contained."

2018-04-18 - Multiple wildfires break out in Kansas, disaster declared:

Quote: "Governor Jeff Coyler issued a disaster declaration for several fires burning throughout Kansas. Fires started late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The largest one came out of Stanton and Morton counties."

2018-04-18 - Fishing ship 'Midori' bursts into flame near coastal Trinidad (California):

Quote: "Aircrew members aboard a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter respond to a fire aboard the commercial fishing vessel Midori near Trinidad, California, April 18, 2018. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Humboldt Bay also launched to assist the vessel."

Note: This is the 345th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-18 - Freight train engine bursts into flame at crossing in Roseberg (Oregon):

2018-04-18 - Freight train car bursts into flame in Dalkhola (India):

2018-04-18 - Shuttle bus bursts into flame while parked at hospital in Augusta (Maine):

Note: This is the 253rd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-04-18 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway near Walkerston (Australia):

Quote: "A Queensland Fire and Emergency services spokesperson told us this morning the trailer, carrying four cars, caught fire and although the driver managing to unattached the trailer from the prime mover all the vehicles were burnt out."

Note: This is the 21st car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-04-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Ogilvie Street in Prince George (Canada):

2018-04-18 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked in shed near Warwick (Australia):

2018-04-18 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked in shed, fire spreads to 7 tons of cotton, in Mulla Creek (Australia):

2018-04-18 - Tractor (harvester) bursts into flame near Vellow Wood Lane in Stogumber (Britain):

Note: These are the 746th, 747th, 748th, 749th and 750th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-18 - Heavy truck bursts into flame shortly after 7 AM on US 30 near Murtaugh (Idaho):

2018-04-18 - Box truck bursts into flame at beachside resort in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Forklift truck bursts into flame at business on London Road in Holmes Chapel (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Truck bursts into flame on I-94 near Hammond (Indiana):

2018-04-18 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at grocery store in coastal Orleans (Massachusetts), 2 dogs saved:

2018-04-18 - SUV bursts into flame on I-44 near the Meramec River in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "There are delays on eastbound Interstate 44 near the Meramec River after a car caught fire."

2018-04-18 - SUV bursts into flame on I-295 in coastal Freeport (Maine):

2018-04-18 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 1 in Falls Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking lot in South Quesnel (Canada):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame at 3:40 AM while parked in garage at home in Hawarden (Iowa):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot off Rock Pit Road in coastal Titusville (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on highway, ignites huge brush fire, near Hickory (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Hundreds of acres burned in Murray County Wednesday afternoon. The fire started around 4 p.m due to a car that caught fire on highway one, north of the town of Hickory."

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 ramp near coastal Crescent City (California):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in Maryhill (New Zealand):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:05 PM on Rhuddlan Court in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame near the A69 in Newcastle (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on Sutton Road in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame at 6:07 AM on the A30 near Ottery St Mary (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on County Way in Trowbridge (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on Netheravon Road in Salisbury (Britain):

2018-03-18 - Car bursts into flame on the B3092 near Warminster (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame on Yapton Lane in Arundel (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Car bursts into flame at 1:36 AM on Sixhills Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Sixhills Street, Grimsby. Wed 18 Apr 2018 01:36 (No:07151) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-04-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M4 near Chippenham (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Five cars and auto business destroyed by fire at 6:42 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "Woodward said at first that two cars were destroyed. A battalion chief later said the number of destroyed cars had increased to five."

2018-04-18 - Motorcycle and shed destroyed by fire at 12:45 AM at home in Moody (Texas):

Quote: "She said many of the things in the shed that were being stored for the family’s move this summer were destroyed. That included her husband’s motorcycle."

2018-04-18 - Barn destroyed by huge fire east of Coldwater (Ohio):

2018-04-18 - Barn and silo go up in flames in Stratford (Wisconsin), 25 cows killed:

2018-04-18 - Church destroyed by fire in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-18 - Bar and grill destroyed by fire in Byron (Illinois), 1600 feet from the Rock River:

2018-04-18 - Factory heavily damaged by fire on Hainge Road in Tividale (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Warehouse destroyed by huge fire in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2018-04-18 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Watertown (Connecticut):

2018-04-18 - Home damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Grain Valley (Missouri):

2018-04-18 - Home damaged by fire just after midnight in West Deptford Township (New Jersey):

2018-04-18 - Home damaged by fire in Kilgore (Texas), nobody there:

2018-04-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Louisville (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2018-04-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 4 AM in Statesville (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-04-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Brushton (New York), nobody there:

2018-04-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Haverford Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:15 AM in Reno (Nevada), 2 dogs killed:

2018-04-18 - More than 40 homes destroyed by fire in Khasani (India):

2018-04-18 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Ashland Street in Malden (Massachusetts):

2018-04-18 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire on Gamage Avenue in Auburn (Maine):

2018-04-18 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire before 2:30 AM in Englewood area in Chicago (Illinois), 9 injured:

2018-04-18 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3 AM in North Little Rock (Arkansas), 3 killed:

2018-04-18 - Deadly fire destroys home and car at 1:15 AM in Highland Park (Illinois), 2 killed:

2018-04-18 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building before 3:30 AM in Toronto (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-04-18 - Vacant home burns in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Vacant home burns in Buffalo (New York):

2018-04-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM in Orange County (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Vacant apartment building burns at 5:05 AM in Calumet City (Illinois):

2018-04-18 - Vacant restaurant burns in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Three girls, 13, 12 and 10, found dead in the water at quarry in Bhiwandi (India):

2018-04-18 - Two boys, 12 and 14, found dead in well in Odedu (India):

2018-04-18 - Three boys, 10-12, found dead in river in Begusarai (India):

2018-04-18 - Woman and son found dead in pond in Palakkad (India):

2018-04-18 - Two girls, 7 and 8, found dead in pond in Brahmanbaria (Bangladesh):

2018-04-18 - Man, 40, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Sebastian (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Man in his late 30s drops dead outside home in Uintah County (Utah):

Quote: "According to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office, A man in his late thirties was found deceased near a house on 1500 West 1800 South on Wednesday. The body was discovered by a resident that lives in the area. The man has allegedly only lived in the Vernal area for a short time, according to the sheriff's office. At this point in the investigation, nothing appears suspicious to detectives and it is believed at this time the man may have suffered a fatal medical event."

2018-04-18 - Man, 20s or 30s, found dead near creek in Ferguson (Missouri):

2018-04-18 - Man, 72, has 'medical event' and dies while driving, car crashes, in Chicopee (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Wilk noted that the investigation remains active and ongoing, but it's believed that the driver died due to the medical event and not the crash."

2018-04-18 - Woman found dead in wooded area in DeLand (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Woman, 70, found dead in the Naches River in Naches (Washington):

2018-04-18 - Man found dead in the Missouri River near Hermann (Missouri):

2018-04-18 - Man, 56, found dead in water in Iberia Parish (Louisiana):

2018-04-18 - Man, 39, found dead in pond in Phitsanulok (Thailand):

2018-04-18 - Woman, 45, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-04-18 - Man found dead on street in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2018-04-18 - Man, 58, found dead in Rogate (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Boy, 14, collapses and dies on the way to school in Mirfield (Britain), near the River Calder:

Quote: "The close knit community of Mirfield is in shock after a boy collapsed and died on the way to school."

2018-04-18 - Man found dead in Cheddar Gorge (Britain):

2018-04-18 - Passenger, man, 68, legendary Israeli singer Tzvika Pik, sickens on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Vienna (Austria):

Quote: "An El Al plane traveling from London to Tel Aviv was forced into an emergency landing in Vienna on Wednesday after legendary Israeli singer Tzvika Pik fell ill on-board."

2018-04-18 - Man has 'medical emergency', car hits and kills pedestrian, driver dies too, in Lexington (Kentucky):

Quote: "A man with a medical emergency struck and killed a pedestrian near Glendover Elementary School, police said. The driver of the car also died."

Quote: "Investigators have not said whether the driver died from the medical emergency or from the crash itself."

2018-04-18 - Passenger plane blows tire, makes emergency landing in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-04-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing near the Salton Sea in Salton City (California), engine failure:

2018-04-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing at Drake Field in Fayetteville (Arkansas), engine failure:

2018-04-18 - Tour bus and two trucks crash, near Zurich (Switzerland), 15 injured:

2018-04-18 - Tanker truck overturns on US 98 in Greene County (Mississippi):

2018-04-18 - Tractor trailer blows tire, hits car head-on, car bursts into flame, near Badgingarra (Australia), 2 killed:

2018-04-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into yard, on I-44 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-04-18 - Garbage truck's brakes fail, truck plows through home care facility in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "However, the owner stated she was told the brakes failed."

2018-04-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits tanker truck head-on, truck bursts into flame, near Little Hocking (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-04-18 - Car veers off road at 12:45 AM, hits building, in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-04-18 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, hits tree, in Lee's Summit (Missouri), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-04-18 - Car veers off road at 3:55 AM, hits pole, on I-75 in coastal Davie (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-04-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Rochester (New York), 1 injured:

2018-04-18 - Car plunges into canal in coastal Hague (Netherlands), 1 killed:

2018-04-18 - Man, 38, goes berserk on passenger plane, attacks passengers, after departing from coastal Paphos (Greece):

Quote: "The terrifying incident occurred on Ryanair flight FR3333 from Paphos to Dublin Airport on Monday afternoon, when an Eastern European man started throwing punches at other passengers. The man, 38, accused everyone on the flight of being actors pretending to be travellers, as 'they were going to kill him'."

2018-04-18 - Dog attacks and injures 7-year-old girl, face attack, in coastal Bremerton (Washington):

2018-04-18 - Sinkhole opens on road in Neosho (Missouri):

2018-04-18 - Sinkhole opens on street in Calgary (Canada):

2018-04-18 - Mudslide closes road between Castlegar and Creston (Canada):

2018-04-18 - Power outage blacks out the entire island of Puerto Rico:

Quote: "Seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed most of the island's power grid, Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, CNN reported. 'The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN!' San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted. The latest outage comes less than a week after a tree knocked out power to 870,000 customers. Puerto Rico's power authority said it may take 24 to 36 hours for electricity to be restored. The cause of the blackout wasn't immediately clear."

2018-04-18 - Bay Area earthquake could lead to massive loss of life and property in California:

Quote: "The simulation predicts what could happen if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit directly under the city of Oakland on the Hayward fault, which runs under the highly populated East Bay corridor and is called one of the most active and dangerous faults by the U.S. Geological Survey."

2018-04-18 - From freezing to triple digits in 10 hours, these states just went on a wild weather ride:

2018-04-18 - Heatwave heads to Britain:

2018-04-18 - Lightning strike kills 6 people, injures 17 more, in Negros Occidental (Philippine Islands):

2018-04-18 - Heavy flooding continues in Kenya, 20+ killed, 33,000 displaced:

2018-04-18 - Heavy rain and hail hit Peshawar, Pabbi and Nowsherea (Pakistan):

2018-04-18 - Freaky blood red sky appears over Santos (Brazil):

2018-04-18 - Colony of penguins move onto island of plastic waste in the South Pacific:

2018-04-18 - Hundreds of basking sharks are Gathering in mysterious swarms, and nobody knows why:

2018-04-18 - Iceland company to resume commercial hunting of fin whales:

2018-04-18 - Israel minister seeks end to coal, diesel and gasoline by 2030:

2018-04-18 - Singapore planning on relying more on robots for emergencies and fighting fires:

Quote: "Facing leaner manpower and rising demand for medical services due to a greying population, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will increasingly turn to robots to help put out fires and respond faster to emergencies."

2018-04-18 - The world's largest aircraft may finally take off this summer:

2018-04-18 - A pre-agricultural diet promises more than immunomodulators in multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases:

2018-04-18 - Southwest Airlines loses woman's mother's prosthetic foot:

Quote: "A woman is claiming Southwest Airlines lost her luggage, which held her 97-year-old mother’s new prosthetic foot."

Note: Mom's gonna be hoppin' mad!

2018-04-18 - Upcoming horror movies in 2018, 17 major scary movies coming your way:


  1. Come on folks and fly the friendly skies! Bwahahaha.....

    Six acres of wooden pallets on fire. Wow! That had to be beyond hot. Like melt the ground hot. Back in Feb I helped Hambone burn a pretty large brush pile. All wood with even a few pallets on it. It was incredibly hot. 30 feet away was very uncomfortable. Couldn't stand there long. Multiply that by six acres....I bet the people in the space station felt it.

  2. When I was in Grenada, we used to throw a big beach party every Tuesday night, because our supply plane would come in on Wednesdays and that plane would also take people back to the States for R&R or the end of their duty or whatever, so we'd send them off with a big party. Plus, it was an excuse to have a big party at the beach every week. Heh. Anyway, our supplies always arrived with lots of pallets, so we started racking up large numbers of pallets, and so we started burning them at the beach parties. We got pretty outrageous, or it seemed outrageous at the time - dozens of pallets per bonfire. But that's nothing compared to some of these pallet fires nowadays where thousands or even tens of thousands of pallets burn - you're right, it must just be crazy to be near one of those fires!

  3. I had to watch all the damn scary trailers, there - thanks . ..

    HAPPY 4-20, everyone! Celebrate with the herb variety of your choice in whatever form: flower, wax, & oil for smoking or vaping, edibles (brownie, caramel, cookie, lemon bar, chocolate, jellies etc, or just use CBD for pain) if available in your area.

    Let's see what today brings.

    2-year-old boy whose family appear on TLC's 'Three Wives, One Husband' dies in accidental fire

    A 2-year-old boy whose family starred on a reality show for TLC has died after a fire broke out at the family’s southeastern Utah home.

    Adonija Foster died of smoke inhalation on Saturday after a fire broke out in the room where he was sleeping. [more; plays right into one of the trailers . ..]

    Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine

    Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion penalty on Wells Fargo for a variety of alleged misdeeds, including forcing customers to buy auto insurance policies that they didn’t need, according to people briefed on the regulatory action.

    the regulatory action is expected to cite the bank for improperly charging mortgage customers and for failing to maintain adequate risk management and compliance practices, according to one of the people briefed on the action.
    [more; slap on the wrist, won't help the scammed people, nobody goes to jail]

    Exclusive: Wells Fargo loses teachers union AFT over ties to NRA, guns

    Wells Fargo's financial relationship with gun makers and the National Rifle Association has cost the bank its mortgage business with a major U.S. union. [more; stay away from this bank - surprised anyone still uses them for anything]

    [just to show - many institutions support gun makers]
    Firearms companies widely held in ETFs and funds: research firm

    An estimated 24 percent of the world's exchange-traded funds and 15 percent of mutual funds have holdings in firearms companies, researcher Sustainalytics said in a report on Thursday, levels it said might be "more pervasive than some investors realize."

    Exxon faces setback in Iraq as oil and water mix

    More than two years of negotiations on awarding the U.S. firm a project to build a water treatment facility and related pipelines needed to boost Iraq's oil production capacity have hit difficulties because the two sides differ on contract terms and costs, the officials and sources told Reuters. [more]

    Tammie Jo Shults Praised by 'Hero' Pilot Sully

    Martin Shkreli moves to New Jersey for federal prison stay

    [epi-PEN time!]

    [more below]

  4. Moffet Fire burns hundreds of acres north of Lone Pine, CA

    A fire that started Thursday afternoon grew to approximately 300 acres five miles north of Lone Pine, California. The fire is east of Highway 395 which for a while was closed in both directions. Later it was open but with escorts.

    Lone Pine is 100 air miles northeast of Bakersfield, California. [more]

    Officials confirm 23 homes destroyed in 117 Fire

    Firefighters have slowed the spread of the 41,000-acre “MM 117 Fire” between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The name comes from the mile marker on Interstate 25 near the point of origin.
    The early reports indicated that 10 structures had burned, but officials have revised that to 23 residences, with 7 of them being unoccupied. [more]

    Pole Dancing In The Lab - 2

    And the porniest graph of all Fig. 5, has the audacity to project when the first sea-ice free summer will take place in the Arctic, and blush, it also projects when the first sea-ice free winter will take place ... [more]

    About time! GOP issues criminal referrals for Comey, Clinton, Lynch & McCabe

    Eleven GOP members of Congress led by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have written a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Attorney John Huber, and FBI Director Christopher Wray - asking them to investigate former FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton and others - including FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, for a laundry list of potential crimes surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election. [more]

    The 'Jewish nation', the central myth of Zionism, needs to be dismantled

    [even the Jews don't like what's going on there!]

    People of Syria, be reassured - The West's humanitarian missiles are ready to intervene (#ICYMI)

    What can go wrong? Drones will soon use artificial intelligence to decide who to kill


    Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region off South Africa

    M5.5 quake strikes near nuclear power plant in Iran, footage shows dust rising from salt mines

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 6.34am GMT, some 60 miles east of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the only operating nuclear power station in the Islamic Republic.

    Bright meteor fireball observed over Spain

    Restaurant with visitors inside swept away down the Volga River by giant ice sheets in Samara, Russia

    Luckily, there were no casualties in the April 16 incident, and the runaway restaurant was quickly towed back to shore. [more]

    [continued below]

  5. New activity notice issued for Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

    Observations suggest that the magma system beneath Puʻu ʻŌʻō has become increasingly pressurized. A new vent could form at any time. [more]

    Coldest and snowiest April on record around the Great Lakes

    [on a side note - forecasters have predicted it'll be mid-MAY, after first predicting mid-April, before temps warm up to around average here in PA - GEEZ!]

    Chicago records its coldest start to April in 137 years

    This April is the second-coldest on record, trailing only April 1881, Nizzo said. [more]

    [from Friday the 13th]
    'Strange trumpet sounds' heard in the skies of Osijek, Croatia

    A commenter on the video reported they heard the same sounds in Germany the same day. [more; so it's wide-spread!]

    Getting only 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues

    [what they don't say is that waking and trying to live in a profoundly sick society ALSO causes mental health issues . ..]

    Very strange object hovers over Florida beach - few seem to notice!

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #111 (April 16th-18th 2018)

    [~ 42 min. video]

    [last bit below]

  6. Friday, 20 April 2018
    New Zealand's soil erosion problem

    NZ: Billion-dollar soils washing into rivers

    We’re losing soil at an alarming rate, but there are some gaping holes in our knowledge about why and where from, reports Eloise Gibson

    You can't grow a lot of food without soil, certainly not in a dairy-, wine- and vege-hungry nation like New Zealand.

    Yet dirt – the foundation of our food supply – is being washed down our rivers and into the ocean at a worrying rate.

    The latest report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics NZ, Our Land 2018, says New Zealand is losing about 192 million tonnes of soil a year. [more]

    Britain set to bake at 28C today with people warned to stay indoors as "toxic plume" arrives from France

    [in case anyone is still counting]
    CO2 levels reach 413 ppm

    Hourly average CO2 levels reach 413 ppm

    Hourly average CO₂ was above 413 parts per million at Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

    April 19, 2018: In Africa, it's as hot as 48.2°C or 118.8°F (green circle). [more]

    Sea ice in Bering Strait only 22 % of normal for April

    G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress

    A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm threshold was reached at 08:25 UTC on April 20, 2018 and G2 warning is in now in effect until 12:00 UTC. [more]

    Mount Io (Iwo-yama volcano) erupts for the first time since 1768, Japan

    Iwo-yama volcano also known as Mount Io and Mount Ioyama, located on the Ebino Highland and a part of Kirishimayama volcano group in Japan's Kyushu, erupted at 06:39 UTC (15:39 JST) on April 19, 2018 for the first time since 1768.

    The volcano ejected ash high into the air, forcing the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the alert level from 2 to 3 (of 5), restricting access to the volcano. Today marks the first time JMA has raised the alert level to 3 for this volcano. [more]

    Sea levels could be [ARE] rising faster than predicted due to new source of Antarctic ice melting

    Sea level rise could be happening at a faster rate than previously thought, as scientists have identified a new source of melting ice in Antarctica.
    Melting glaciers can create a positive feedback loop in which the more they melt, the more they drive further melting, according to the Australian team.
    They predict that the processes they identified could be playing a role in accelerating both sea level rise and climate change. [more]

    Earth Day and the Hockey Stick: A Singular Message

    Americans Who Accept Climate Change Outnumber Those Who Don’t 5 to 1

    [unfortunately, the deniers are congregated in CONGRESS]

    Americans on Climate Change: All Talk, Little Action

    [oh we have ACTION, all right - just ones that make things worse]

    Denial Is Natural Self-Selection

    This was the third failed global rally in four months. What comes next will be the biggest financial clusterfuck in human history, as record numbers of denialistic gamblers all hit "sell" at the exact same moment, while being front-run by infinite numbers of co-located servers. All amid non-existent liquidity... [more]

  7. News Links, April 20, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    World Debt Hits Record $164 Trillion

    Iran switches from dollar to euro

    Nissan, Ford, FCA lead European car sales decline

    Germany Recession Indicator Flashes Yellow (Median Possibility 32%)

    The ECB will soon be in a bind as the European economy slows. Germany leads the slowdown.

    World trade system in danger of being torn apart, warns IMF

    Even US Government Economists Predict Trouble Ahead

    EU Moves to Protect Financial System from Failing Banks

    Congrats! Canadians Just Set a New Record for Borrowing Against their Homes [because it worked so well here in the states . ..]

    Triffin Warned Us — Bretton Woods and Dollar Hegemony

    Qualcomm begins layoffs as part of cost cuts

    Bitcoin Tax Day rally is apparently not happening as price drops below $8,000

    Amazon Wins Patent for Data Stream to 'Identify' Bitcoin Users for Law Enforcement
    Amazon's latest patent aims to combine data from various sources to identify cryptocurrency users for subscribers including the taxman and cops.

    Bitcoin whales dump $100 million of digital currency in 24 hours

    US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972
    Arms control experts have signed a statement warning international constraints will expire in 2021 unless a new nuclear deal is reached [we gotta catch up with the Russians!]

    Pentagon developing artificial intelligence center

    The Road to 2025 (Part 2) – Russia and China Have Had Enough

    Ukraine's NATO Bid Risks Even Worse U.S.-Russia Ties

    Top NATO, Russia Generals Hold Rare Face-To-Face Meeting

    Will Armenia be the next victim of Western backed regime change?

    Remnants of migrant caravan move toward US-Mexico border

    It's time to plan for solar panel recycling in the United States

    Exelon official: no new nuclear plants to be built in the US

    Global Nuclear Energy Market Projected to Expand

    [2nd half below]

  8. Venezuelan Oil Enters The Disaster Zone

    Landowners Question If Pipeline Companies Seizing Land to Export Oil and Gas Counts as 'Public Good'

    $100 Oil Is Back On The Table
    It's highly doubtful, and even if it happened, prices would have to come down quickly, otherwise it would severely crimp the economy because most individuals and businesses couldn't afford petroleum products at those prices. -- RF

    Why oil prices can't rise very high, for very long

    Warming climate to nearly double demand for cooling appliances

    Humans have killed off most of Earth's big mammals. In 200 years, cows could be biggest ones left.
    Too many humans. -- RF

    On the Criminal Referral of Comey, Clinton et al: Will the Constitution Hold and the Media Continue to Suppress the Story?
    Ray McGovern reports on a major development in the Russia-gate story that has been ignored by corporate media: a criminal referral to the DOJ against Hillary Clinton, James Comey and others, exposing yet again how established media suppresses news it doesn't like–about as egregious an example of unethical journalism as there is.

    US Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark

    Blowing up Lack of 'Evidence' in Syria Chemical Attack

    How to download a copy of everything Microsoft knows about you

    Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

    Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

    The Fall of Facebook
    A chronological timeline of the tech giant's deceit in the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    An Elaborate Hack Shows How Much Damage IoT Bugs Can Do

    Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others

    The White Helmets Tried To Recruit Roger Waters With Saudi Money

    UN Security Team Blocks Chemical Inspectors From Entering Douma

    Syria - Who Is Stalling The OPCW Investigation In Douma?

    The Deep State And The Big Lie---Douma Deposed

    Our Strange Attraction to Self-Destructive Behaviors, Choices and Incentives
    Self-destruction isn't a bug, it's a feature of our socio-economic system.

    IRS site back up and running — drawing on computer codes that date back to the 1960s

    The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics – The gaping hole in the middle of the Circular Economy
    Why the latest buzz-phrase in consumer sustainability is not only failing to tackle the core problem, but why it is doomed to fail

    These states want to make planning a pipeline protest a crime

    Tax cut riches have gone to execs and investors over workers by nearly 3-to-1 margin

    The amount of retail space closing in 2018 is on pace to break a record

    Retail bankruptcies just hit an all-time high — and these 18 companies could be the next to default

    Store Closures Set to Accelerate this Year, Warns Bloomberg

    Nearly One-Third of U.S. Lottery Winners Declare Bankruptcy
    "I wish I'd torn that ticket up."

    California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities

    World War III: Are We Being Manipulated Into a Fight We Can't Win?

  9. Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

    Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

    Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

    Oman police and state media had no immediate report late Friday night on the artist's death. [more; oh man]

    China trash ban a wake-up call to global recycling industry

    Total of 696 farmers commit suicide in 3 months across Maharashtra, India

    The state has witnessed a total of 696 farmer suicides in the initial three months of 2018. Though the state government had declared farm loan waiver in June last year, the figure is much higher than the number of cases that were reported during the same period last year, which was 672. [more]

    [majority due to crop failure from insects, environmental damage (hail/rain/heat), government policy, poor pricing of crops, and more (seed infertility - Monsanto single use seeds)]

    California sheriff says it's 'better financially' to kill suspects than wound them

    France : Mystery in the Pilat Mountains around a "megalithic" site

    No less than 600 aligned or precisely positioned megaliths are counted on the site. According to one statistician, there's only one chance in a hundred thousand that it's random. [more]

    Mississippi River flooding is worse now than in the last 500 years

    Belted kingfisher from North America turns up in the Isles of Scilly, UK

    An unusual visitor from the US is getting bird watchers in a flap — because it is only the fourth time it has been seen in the UK.

    The arrival of a belted kingfisher on St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly is a bit of a mystery, said ornithologist Will Wagstaff.

    'We've had the wrong wind for it. We expect American birds with westerlies but we've had southerlies and southeasterlies,' he said.

    The mild autumn may have seen the bird 'hang around in Europe' before heading north. Another US bird — a laughing gull — was recently seen on the nearby island of St Martin's. 'That's not as rare by any stretch but still a good rarity,' he said. [pic]

    [more below]

  10. Shark attack in Keoneloa Bay, Hawaii

    McWilliams, a 29-year-old bodyboarder, was surfing in Keoneloa Bay about 7:30 a.m. when he was attacked by an estimated six-foot shark. Spectators say the man was bitten on the right leg while floating north of Shipwreck's and close to the jumping cliff favored by area fishermen. [more]

    Old woman killed by bison in Maharashtra, India

    According to the forest officials, Rakhamabai Shelke (65), mother of the forest guard (wildlife) Ranjana Shelke, was sweeping the front yard of their home at around 6.15am when the lone bison attacked her. She died on the spot. [more]

    Meteor fireball filmed flying over São Paulo, Brazil

    Meteor fireball seen over New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

    The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 13 reports about a fireball seen over New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey on Friday, April 20th 2018 around 00:44 UT. [more]

    [I think that's like 7:45 p.m. EST - I didn't see it]

    It's all in the spleen: Indonesian tribe members can hold their breath for 13 minutes

    A population of Indonesian 'fish people' have evolved spleens are 50 per cent larger than normal people, enabling them to free dive to depths of more than 200 feet (61 metres).

    The genetic change discovered in the Bajau tribe - who can hold their breath for 13 minutes - is the first known example of a human adaptation to deep diving, researchers found. [more; wow!]

    #Russiagate's last hurrah? DNC sues everybody for 'damages'

    In a last-ditch effort to keep the Trump/Russia collusion story alive, the Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit on Friday against the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks. [more]

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: Assange has 'physical proof' that Russia did not hack the DNC

    [but he's been conveniently "silenced"]

    Gluten sensitivity was ridiculed until "Celiac Disease" - but "Microwave Sickness" or "ElectroSensitivity" was discovered in the 1950s - and is STILL Ridiculed

    there are many different symptoms for "Microwave Sickness" or "ElectroSensitivity" that may also be attributed to other environmental factors, genetics, lifestyle choices, and of course, psychological issues. Many of the symptoms actually mimic "The Flu." This being said, it is often misdiagnosed.

    Research has also proven that exposure to can worsen pre-existing conditions even if it didn't cause them.

    Of course, The Telecom Industry doesn't want us to understand this. They also don't want us to know that no "safe" level of cell phone or wireless (WiFi) radiation has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women

    There is research that also confirms that exposure cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation along with electromagnetic fields has a cumulative toxic effect when combined with other toxins.

  11. Just an odd note on synchronicity- Avicii found dead in Muscat, Oman

    (Muscat OMEN)..Joseph Mescat, PM of Malta, Paradise papers, and 'vici' is latin "conquered" (a conquerer) veni vedi vici, 'a vici',_vidi,_vici#Latin
    'I took a pill in Ibizia'(avicii lyric) (prefered paradise of elites)
    The ironic thing-Oman, Iran, J. Muscat, and Pahlavi dynasty all tied together politically

  12. The Four Twenty Party @ Sprout features Messing Around, On Wa (reggae), Afro-Bear and to take it to closing (3 a.m.)
    dj Mojo-Risin' with the heavy beats and trancey music (no way I'll be up for that).

    [here we go again]
    As Trump looks to exiting Syria, US lawmakers voice alarm

    'A calamitous collapse': Former Podesta Group employees divulge truth behind firm's downfall

    Oklahoma City bombing, 23 years on: News coverage from the day exposes government cover-up

    Oklahoma City bombing 20 yrs later: The facts that still go unreported

    CDC admits it gave over 98M Americans polio shots containing cancer-causing Simian virus