Saturday, April 28, 2018

Event Update For 2018-04-27

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

2018-04-27 - Scientists struggle to explain a worrying rise in atmospheric methane:

Quote: "There is one other possibility, advanced by Alexander Turner of the University of California, Berkeley. Rather than sources of methane, Dr Turner looks at methane sinks. Specifically, he has examined hydroxyl radicals, which are water molecules stripped of one hydrogen atom. These volatile compounds act as an atmospheric detergent, mopping up methane by reacting with it to create CO2 and water. And Dr Turner thinks there are less of them about than there used to be. Because a way to measure atmospheric hydroxyl concentrations reliably has yet to be invented, he and his colleagues arrived at their conclusion based on the use of computer models. The decrease in hydroxyls, they wrote last year in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is 'the mathematically most likely explanation' for the rise in methane levels after 2006. Why hydroxyls would have dwindled is anyone’s guess."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Though it is a heavier-than-air gas, hydrogen sulfide is nevertheless being blown up into the upper atmosphere sometimes, where it is reacting away both the ozone layer and hydroxyl radicals. The loss of the ozone layer will probably eventually result in lethal levels of UV radiation baking the surface of the planet. The rising UV levels are already damaging DNA and RNA and causing increases in the frequency of genetic defects such as albinism and polycephaly (two-headedness) and genetic chimeras. The loss of hydroxyl radicals means that atmospheric methane will last considerably longer in the atmosphere than it normally would, since hydroxyl radicals would normally mitigate the methane."

Dr. Turner is right, and the loss of the hydroxyl radical methane sink doesn't mean that we aren't ALSO seeing more methane flowing into the atmosphere - they are not mutually exclusive possibilities, and in fact I'm quite sure it's both. And just like I said years ago, the hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere are being reacted away, by both hydrogen sulfide and methane. That means even if the same amount of methane enters the atmosphere, it will accumulate faster, because less of it will be reacted away, and methane is accumulating in the atmosphere FAST now. The fewer hydroxyl radicals, the more methane that will accumulate, which will react away more hydroxyl radicals, and so on and so on - another self-reinforcing feedback. So when they say that methane is 25 times worse than CO2 over a century, they're presupposing that there will be a normal amount of hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere to react away the methane. That isn't the case, so methane is now MUCH worse than 25 times as bad as CO2.

The loss of ozone and/or hydroxyl radicals also reduces the atmosphere's UV shielding, which is why the Sun looks more and more WHITE - as opposed to yellow - with every year that passes. That's more UV hitting the surface of the planet - more 'blue' UV light is getting through the atmosphere now. If you remember the yellow Sun, you are a member of the last generation of human beings who will EVER see the Sun like that. If they weren't spraying goop into the sky all across the planet to replace our lost atmospheric UV shielding - especially over populated areas and croplands - we'd probably already all be dead. However, that isn't a solution, nor is it without significant detrimental consequences itself. Spraying 'replacement shielding' into the sky is merely a tactic to buy us a little time by postponing the inevitable. And the minute they stop spraying, the full unmitigated harshness of the extra UV will start frying food crops out of existence all around the planet and widespread starvation will ensue everywhere within a year or two, among other problems...

2018-04-27 - Methane venting into the atmosphere in the Arctic:

2018-04-27 - Unknown gas odor evacuates school in Paulina (Iowa):

Quote: "Classes were let out early Friday in the South O'Brien School District, while crews checked out a gas odor that was reported midday."

Quote: "Porter said it is possible the odor came from sewer gas in the school vicinity."

2017-04-27 - Dead zone larger than Scotland found growing and spreading in the Gulf of Oman:

Quote: "New research reveals a growing 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Oman. Little data has been collected in the area for almost 50 years because of piracy and geopolitical tensions. The area devoid of oxygen was confirmed by underwater robots. Researchers found an area larger than Scotland with almost no oxygen left. The environmental disaster is worse than expected with dire consequences for fish and marine plants, plus humans who rely on the oceans for food and employment."

Quote: "Our research shows that the situation is actually worse than feared -- and that the area of dead zone is vast and growing. The ocean is suffocating."

2018-04-27 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-04-27 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits coastal San Diego (California):

2018-04-27 - Utility pole bursts into flame on coastal Prince Edward Island (Canada), blackouts ensue:

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Wesley Chapel (North Carolina):

Quote: "The fire marshal said the cause can be traced to the BMW that was parked in the garage."

2018-04-27 - Garment factory destroyed by massive fire at 1:40 AM in Ludhiana (India):

2018-04-27 - Container ship 'Kuala Mas' bursts into flame near coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

Quote: "The 'Kuala Mas' suffered a fire on board on Apr 27, 2018, at 07.55 a.m. near Pulau Norwana island in the Thousand Islands regency shortly after leaving the port Jakarta, in pos. 05 ° 59.37 S 106 ° 52.31 E. The 18 crew members were evacuated. Seven ships were deployed to put out the fire and rescue the crew."

Note: This is the 361st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-27 - School bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

Note: This is the 94th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 268th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-04-27 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Monroe Street in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-04-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Kivuruga (Rwanda):

2018-04-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Königswinter (Germany):

Note: These are the 269th, 270th and 271st buses to burn in 2018...

2018-04-27 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-78 in Clinton (New Jersey):

Quote: "A car carrier that caught fire late in the Friday commute caused big delays on Route 78. The driver noticed smoke coming from the back of carrier hauling nine cars, and pulled over to the right shoulder near exit 16 for Route 173 in Clinton around 8:45 a.m., according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele, a State Police spokesman."

2018-04-27 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on street near Lake Tahoe in Stateline (Nevada):

Note: These are the 24th and 25th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-04-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6:20 AM on Highway 17 in coastal Awendaw (South Carolina):

2018-04-27 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at 4:20 AM while parked at business in coastal Dundalk (Ireland), 750 feet from the ocean:

2018-04-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on the A5 near Churchbridge (Britain):

Note: These are the 807th, 808th, 809th, 810th and 811th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-27 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at retirement community on Crestway Drive in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-04-27 - U-Haul box truck bursts into flame on I-15 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2018-04-27 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Pan-Island Expressway slip road near coastal Tuas (Singapore):

2018-04-27 - Three RVs destroyed by fire while parked at the Empire Polo Club near the Stagecoach Festival in Indio (California):

Quote: "Three RVs were destroyed and a fourth was damaged after they caught fire at the Empire Polo Club near the Stagecoach Festival in Indio."

2018-04-27 - RV bursts into flame at home on Station Road in Scalby (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Note: These are the 204th, 205th, 206th and 207th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-27 - School van bursts into flame on street in Mota Varachha area in coastal Surat (India):

2018-04-27 - Van bursts into flame while parked at office building on Washington Street in Abington (Massachusetts):

2018-04-27 - Van bursts into flame at 1:23 AM on Gloucester Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-465 in Indianapolis (Indiana), separate big rig crash too:

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at business in East Lampeter Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-495 in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Billingsley Road in Waldorf (Maryland):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame at 6:45 AM at intersection in Grand Rapids (Michigan), person burned:

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on Dorchester Road in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on street near Fort Steuben in Steubenville (Ohio), 600 feet from the Ohio River:

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on road in Halton Hills (Canada):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on Adam Road in coastal Singapore:

2018-04-27 - Five cars go up in flames, two destroyed, while parked in carpark in Navan (Ireland):

2018-04-27 - Two cars go up in flames at 1:17 AM while parked on Northcote Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on street in Shooter's Hill area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Crewe (Britain):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame at 11:22 PM on Welshmill Lane in Frome (Britain):

2018-04-27 - Car bursts into flame on Ellenfoot Drive in coastal Maryport (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire in Maryport(Allerdale) 27 Apr 2018 At 16:43 firefighters were called to Ellenfoot Drive, Maryport, after reports of a car fire. Crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet and a dry powder extinguisher to put out the fire."

2018-04-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 69 near Parry Sound (Canada):

2018-04-27 - Vehicle and garage go up in flames at home in Canyon County (California):

2018-04-27 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:17 AM in Massey (Maryland), 24,000 chickens killed:

2018-04-27 - Barn and shop destroyed by fire in Winlock (Washington):

2018-04-27 - Barn destroyed by fire near Whiting (Iowa):

2018-04-27 - Barn destroyed by fire near Ridgeville Corners (Ohio):

2018-04-27 - Barn destroyed by fire in Lumsden (Canada):

2018-04-27 - Wildfire breaks out near C.C. Cragin Reservoir in East Clear Creek (Arizona):

2018-04-27 - Wildfire breaks out south of Woodfords in Alpine County (California):

2018-04-27 - Palm tree farm goes up in flames in Robstown (Texas):

2018-04-27 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2018-04-27 - Church building destroyed by fire in DeLand (Florida):

2018-04-27 - Health Department building heavily damaged by roof fire in Marion (Ohio):

2018-04-27 - Restaurant damaged by fire at 5:43 AM in Poteau (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-04-27 - Commercial area heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), 3 killed:

2018-04-27 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-04-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Leechburg (Pennsylvania), near the Kiskiminetas River:

2018-04-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:40 AM in near Middleton (Idaho):

2018-04-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Austin (Texas):

2018-04-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Brownsburg (Indiana):

2018-04-27 - Two homes destroyed by carport fire in Arkoma (Oklahoma):

2018-04-27 - Twelve rowhomes go up in flames in Wilkinsburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-27 - Eight rowhomes destroyed by fire in Elk Point (Canada):

Quote: "We haven't had a fire like this for 15 to 20 years. It's a terrible loss for the community."

2018-04-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire at Malabar Cove Apartments in coastal Palm Bay (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-04-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Champaign (Illinois):

2018-04-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 11:19 PM in Orange (Massachusetts):

2018-04-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2018-04-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by huge fire in Bible Hill (Canada), near the coast:

2018-04-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:46 AM in Bryan (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-04-27 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Barnstable (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Deadly fire burns home just before 6 AM in Hickory (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Greenville (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Vacant home burns in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2018-04-27 - Vacant home burns in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-04-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire before 4:30 AM in Hanover County (Virginia):

2018-04-27 - Two boys, both 11, found dead in pond in Gachibowli (India):

2018-04-27 - Three children, 7, 8 and 9, found dead in sump in Dondapadu (India):

2018-04-27 - Four teen boys found dead in pond in West Burdwan (India):

2018-04-27 - Man drops dead near Redstone Creek in Marshall Park in Uniontown (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-27 - Man, 50, drops dead on trail in coastal Laie (Hawaii):

2018-04-27 - Man found dead in riverbed in Eastvale (California):

2018-04-27 - Man drops dead in canyon near Balboa Park in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-04-27 - Man, 82, found dead in ravine near his van in Monterey County (California):

2018-04-27 - Man, 74, found dead on Lake Michigan beach near Benton Harbor (Michigan):

2018-04-27 - Woman, 26, found dead at home in Leitchfield (Kentucky):

2018-04-27 - Woman found dead near school in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2018-04-27 - Woman, 60, found dead along the Maumee River near Napoleon (Ohio):

2018-04-27 - Man found dead in wetland area in Batavia Township (Michigan):

2018-04-27 - Man, 19, found dead in water in Réals, Hérault (Canada):

2018-04-27 - Man, 47, politician, drops dead in Ibadan (Nigeria):

2018-04-27 - Person has 'medical emergency' and dies in Forest Hill (Britain):

Quote: "South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman Michelle Archer said it was called to a medical emergency and one patient was confirmed dead at the scene."

2018-04-27 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane at airport in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "An Air New Zealand flight was forced to return back to the gate after a passenger experienced a medical emergency just before takeoff."

2018-04-27 - Man, 52, has 'medical issue', car slams into pedestrian, in West Valley City (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to police, the driver of a red Hyundai Sonota suffered a medical issue while driving south on 5600 West near 3000 South around 5:40 p.m. The 52-year-old driver’s car went into oncoming traffic, jumped a curb, and struck a 34 year-old man who was walking."

2018-04-27 - Man in his 30s has 'medical issue' at 5:45 AM, car crashes into highway, in Toronto (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police tell CP24 that the collision appears to have resulted from a medical issue. The driver is not expected to face charges."

2018-04-27 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), engine failure:

2018-04-27 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing, blows tire during landing, in coastal Richmond (Canada), engine failure:

2018-04-27 - Fighter jet crashes in Gaborone (Botswana), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Small plane crashes in Boardman Township southeast of Traverse City (Michigan), 2 killed:

2018-04-27 - Air ambulance helicopter crashes near South Blue Lake in Hazelhurst (Wisconsin), 3 killed:

Quote: "The helicopter lost contact with a GPS tracking system used by the operator at 10:43 p.m., Knudson said, and crashed in a wooded area near the Bearskin State Trail and South Blue Lake."

2018-04-27 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline, hits tractor trailer, on I-440 in North Little Rock (Arkansas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "North Little Rock Deputy Fire Marshal Dustin Free said crews were called to the area of the Faulkner Lake Road exit about 1:50 p.m. One 18-wheeler traveling west crossed over into the eastbound lanes and struck another 18-wheeler, according to authorities at the scene."

2018-04-27 - Tractor trailer and car collide head-on, fire erupts, on Klamath River bridge on US 101 near Klamath (California):

2018-04-27 - Tractor trailer veers across centerline, crashes into marsh, on I-280 in Davenport (Iowa), 3 injured:

Quote: "KWQC TV-6 were on the scene of a Semi rollover on 280. The semi, hauling produce, crossed into traffic and rolled into a marsh just before Exit 8. The reasoning as to why the driver lost control was not disclosed."

2018-04-27 - Tractor trailer overturns on road in Belle (West Virginia):

2018-04-27 - Two SUVs collide head-on, in Shrewsbury (West Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-04-27 - SUV veers off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, on the Audubon Parkway near Hebbardsville (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "The Henderson County Coroner says they are waiting on toxicology results to see if a medical condition could have led to that crash."

2018-04-27 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home and garage, on Larry Street in Caledon (Canada):

Quote: "Investigators are trying to determine whether the crash was caused by a medical emergency."

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck crashes 400 feet off cliff, lands in the North Fork John Day River, near Ukiah (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits culvert and pole, near Silsbee (Texas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-04-27 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns, in Prescott (Arizona), 1 injured:

2018-04-27 - Car veers off road, bursts into flame, or vice versa, in Henderson County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Car veers off road, crashes, bursts into flame, in Smith County (Texas), 2 injured:

2018-04-27 - Car veers off road at 2:30 AM, crashes, bursts into flame, on I-35 service road in Carrollton (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-04-27 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Scripps Ranch (California), 1 injured:

2018-04-27 - Bears attack farm animals in Candia and Nottingham (New Hampshire):

2018-04-27 - Building collapses on Church Street in Wellington (Britain):

2018-04-27 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole opens in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-04-27 - Water main breaks, street floods, in Vancouver (Washington):

2018-04-27 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Washington DC:

2018-04-27 - Climate change already displacing US communities:

2018-04-27 - 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours hit Andhra Pradesh (India), 9+ killed:

2018-04-27 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Cairo (Egypt):

2018-04-27 - Severe thunderstorms, hail and torrential rain expected across Western Europe:

2018-04-27 - Alarming 'Salmon Extinction Act' passes in US House:

2018-04-27 - Ben Carson wants to triple the rent for poor people:

2018-04-27 - Ford will stop selling most of its cars in North America:

2018-04-27 - High-paying trade jobs sit empty, while high school grads line up for college:


  1. Absolutely spot-on analysis of the methane situation, Jonny - now corroborated by scientists catching up to what you laid out years ago. [see my last item posted today, probably in second or third part below]

    Lots of stuff happened on this day with a container ship, two car-haulers, a garbage truck and a bunch of cars, pick-ups, buses, RVs, tractor trailers and other vehicles flaming out and/or crashing and burning. But that's not all! There were at least 7 barn fires, a tree farm (that's a first here I think), public buildings, commercial buildings, homes and apartments also being destroyed by sudden fires. Then we add all the people dropping dead - the usual kids in India and all ages of other people going about their business and mysteriously dropping dead.

    Let's see if there's any let-up today:

    Dolphin takes down Australian paddleboarder in incredibly well-timed shunt

    [TWO! (pts for takedown by dolphin)]

    Hill believes the dolphins were herding fish at the time and that one of them was just having a bit of fun. [more; see short video]

    Incoming close calls! NASA says 5 'close' asteroid flybys will take place today

    The Earth will experience a number of (relatively) close calls in one day, as NASA reports that an alarming total of five asteroids will hurtle towards - but happily not quite at - our planet.

    Should similar space rocks come a little too close for comfort, NASA is working on inventive ways to make sure we don't go the way of the dinosaurs, including nuclear detonations and intense laser blasts. [more; oh, sure - they'll protect us . ..]

    Volcano erupts on Reunion island for the second time this year

    [here's another joke]
    Canada Sets Methane Reduction Targets for Oil and Gas, but Alberta Has Its Own Plans

    The Boys from Tulsa/Weekend Reader for Sunday, April 29
    A trio of regulation-hatin', climate-denyin' desperadoes from Tulsa are taking Washington by storm. What's in the water down there?

    [amazing how 3 people in the right places can FUCK IT ALL UP so much for everyone else, in-it?]

    [more below]

  2. The Crowded Dumbfuck Bubble

    Unfortunately, the Idiocracy doesn't trust anyone who can be trusted. This will be their last lesson...

    Last week we learned from eTrade, Interactive Brokers, and Ameritrade, that retail margin balances remain at all time highs. This week we learned that despite the major reversal in yields on Friday, Treasury bond shorts are also all time high. Crude speculators backed off a tad, but are still pegged near record net longs.

    All of which is consistent with the biggest reflationary delusion since 2008

    We also just learned that wages rose the fastest since 2008, but the cost of living is rising much faster.

    Therefore deja vu, the Fed has no choice but to implode borrowers. [more; see charts]

    Idiocracy Meet The Brick Wall Of Reality

    2018 Imagined Realities are ending. At this stage, only the most fantastical delusions need apply. As long as GoDaddy doesn't roll over, this will all be fine...

    One thing that has not been learned to date by investors of any caliber, between the rival camps of technicals versus fundamentals, is the role of the speculative "observer effect" in securitized markets. Which is to say that when gamblers are triggered to go all in, they are taking part in truncating the rally. They are contributing to the parabolic blow-off top that takes price vertical, hence extinguishing momentum. And yet gamblers individually and cumulatively believe the exact opposite, that their participation is somehow elongating the party. Hence, the continuous river of bullshit that must accompany said positioning. Now imagine 7.5 billion people simultaneously triggered to engage in Ponzi reflation across all risk asset classes at the same time.

    Notice on the Nasdaq that momentum peaked in January prior to the final index peak in March. Also notice that new highs peaked in January as well. [more]

    [another mega-precip event]
    At least 6 killed after flash floods in Algeria

    [see 100 second video]

    [continued below]

  3. Amateur astronomer films 3 mystery objects dancing past moon

    A space enthusiast who was recently filming the moon was left baffled when three mystery objects floated past it. He posted the video on YouTube, asking viewers a simple question - "WTF?"
    [more; take a look - most think it's helium balloons]

    [something no one considered when building communities]
    A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future – “Our communities are scaled and built for a climate that no longer exists”

    "The flooding on Kauai is consistent with an extreme rainfall that comes with a warmer atmosphere," said Chip Fletcher, a leading expert on the impact of climate change on Pacific island communities.

    He noted that the intense rainfall not only triggered landslides, it also caused the Hanalei River to flood and carve a new path through Hanalei. Homes, cars, and animals were swept away in raging waters, but no residents or visitors died. Some were airlifted to safety or rescued by boat.

    Members of a bison herd were displaced or carried off by floodwaters, and some were rescued from the ocean after swimming for their lives. "Poor buffalo," said Sue Kanoho, executive director of the Kauai Visitors Bureau, who saw video and photos of the animals roaming around businesses and neighborhoods. […]
    "Just recognize that we're moving into a new climate, and our communities are scaled and built for a climate that no longer exists," said Fletcher, a professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. [more]

    At the U.S. border, a diminished migrant caravan readies for an unwelcoming reception

    [okay, one more bit below - see science article mentioned above]

  4. [sooner or later another one of these is going to blow]
    An unconfirmed report claims Belgium nuclear power plant was dramatically shut down "last week" preventing near global catastrophe

    An unconfirmed report has been sent to The Big Wobble concerning a possible global catastrophe was kept quiet for almost a week as a Belgium as a nuclear power plant was dramatically shut down after damage to a cooling system.

    Despite the fact that the incident occurred almost a week ago information of the near global catastrophe is only now being released by the Belgium government. [more]

    [global cooling, mini-Ice Age, GSM!]
    Temp's approaching 50 deg C or 122 deg F in parts of India bring danger to millions of people with heat conditions humans should not have to endure

    World's largest active geyser the Steamboat Geyser Yellowstone has erupted three times in a year for the first time since 2003

    The world's largest active geyser has erupted three times in the past six weeks at Yellowstone National Park, including once this week, in a pattern that is unusual but not at all indicative of a more destructive volcanic eruption brewing beneath Wyoming, geologists said on Saturday. [more]

    Medical student shares what she learned as a Hotshot

    CC Ma, a medical student applying for residency, credits her unique experience as a crew member of the Sawtooth National Forest Hotshots for teaching her toughness and resiliency. The relationships she established with crew members gave her the needed attitude to thrive and succeed when things don’t go as planned. [more; ~ 2.75 min. video]

    [scholarly corroboration of Jonny's analysis]
    Deadly Ultraviolet UV-C and UV-B Penetration to Earth’s Surface: Human and Environmental Health Implications

    [published in Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International]

  5. Body found in Pease Park during annual Eeyore's Birthday Party in Austin...

    (This annual party was started by genuine Austin hippies of yore. The real deal. Drum circles...weed...topless women. The hipsters have probably taken it over though like everything else these days. And now it's a Gas, Gas, Gas!! Also like everything else).

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  7. Trump, citing 'overrun' border, threatens to shut down government if Congress fails to fund border wall

    9 hurt, 3 fighting for life after blaze rips through Queens home

    A raging fire in Queens Saturday trapped residents of a private home and left three with life-threatening injuries and six others with serious injuries, a fire spokesperson said. [more]

    Trump says U.S. to 'let your guest workers come in' in appeal to farmers

    Peak Criminality

    Stealing from the future to pay for today, is the order of the day. Until such time as the future is "now". Every gimmick known to man has been used to propagate this charade - and several gimmicks never before tried. For a reason...

    In order to continue beyond 2008, it was unfortunately necessary that the fatally gored Globalized economic model morph into a massive zero sum criminal enterprise. Be that via money laundering through global real estate, raiding Social Security and Obamacare to pay for tax cuts, inter-generational fiscal plundering, printing money to inflate risk assets, stock buybacks with borrowed money, negative interest rates - there was no idea too corrupt for this inherently corrupt society to consider. Bernie Madoff was a man before his time.

    Therefore, there are no "facts" we can show that can stun the Idiocracy out of their stupor. Profiting at another person's expense has become the de facto business model.

    In other words, we've become Third World. [more]

    OK Bar Fire grows by almost 8,000 acres

    The OK Bar Fire in Southern New Mexico consumed another 7,817 acres Saturday to bring the total up to 37,067. Most of the growth was on the south side where it is now 8 miles north of the international border. [more]

    Red Flag Warnings in 10 states, April 29,2018

    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and Wisconsin. [more; see map]

    Significant severe weather threatens central US; major warmup coming to East