Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-06

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

2018-11-06 - Seven students sickened by unknown cause at school in Pontiac (Michigan), 1300 feet from the Vermilion River:

Quote: "Seven students from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Pontiac were treated at a local hospital and released Tuesday, but officials still are unsure what caused the students to feel ill."

Quote: "While initially believed to be a gas leak, Jacob Campbell, deputy chief of the Pontiac Fire Department, said that neither the PFD nor any other department or agency detected gas when summoned."

Quote: "The municipal fire department arrived on scene with Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Ambulance Service and immediately began to triage patients and investigate the school utilizing four-gas monitors. Such monitors have a chemical sensor each for the percent of oxygen, the percent of lower explosive limit, the concentration of carbon monoxide, and concentration of hydrogen sulfide."

Note: So not a gas leak, and for once they actually did have hydrogen sulfide detectors. But hydrogen sulfide is water-soluble. Where does this school get its water supply from? An outdoor reservoir or a river or lake? Which kids drank from the water fountains? The ones that got sick? Hydrogen sulfide gas will also adsorb onto and into matter and then even though it's not floating around in the air, you can still get poisoned by touching contaminated stuff and then eating something with contaminated hands. So if hydrogen sulfide gets sucked into a school through the HVAC system overnight while nobody is there, it won't be in the air come morning - it'll be an invisible molecular coating on bannisters and locker locks and door handles and walls and inside porous materials like clothing and wood and carpet and drapes. And hydrogen sulfide detectors won't detect it in that form, nor when it's in the water, only when it's gas dispersed in the air...

2018-11-06 - Underground electrical fire and explosion blows several manhole covers off near city hall in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

Quote: "A reported explosion near a Tennessee city hall has been identified as the result of an underground electrical fire. Chattanooga Fire spokesman tells news outlets that Chattanooga’s city hall was temporarily evacuated Tuesday a nearby explosion blew several manhole covers off and smoked up city hall."

2018-11-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 2 AM in coastal Brisbane (California):

2018-11-06 - Metal recycling plant hit by fire at 2:31 AM, palletized batteries burn, in Canning Town area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a metal recycling plant in Bidder Street, Canning Town. Approximately eight to ten tonnes of palleted batteries were damaged by fire."

2018-11-06 - Huge cracks open in the ground and destroy roads in Polavaram (India):

2018-11-06 - WWF report reveals devastating human impact on planetary health:

2018-11-06 - Doomsday by 2021?

2018-11-06 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala:

2018-11-06 - Earthquake swarm hits the island of Tenerife (Spain), 17 quakes within 1 hour near Mount Teide:

2018-11-06 - Land Rover dealership damaged by fire in Stafford (Britain):

2018-11-06 - Boat bursts into flame at Seabeck Marina in coastal Seabeck (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-11-06 - Boat, RV, pickup truck and garage go up in flames at 2:10 AM near Topeka (Kansas):

Quote: "The garage and contents, along with the RV, are total losses. Authorities tell 13 NEWS a boat and pickup truck were also severely damaged before the fire was put out."

Note: This is the 464th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-06 - Boat bursts into flame at shipyard on coastal Manoel Island (Malta), nobody aboard:

Note: These are the 1051st, 1052nd and 1053rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-06 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Piacé (France):

Quote: "A fire completely destroyed a school bus in Piace, north of Le Mans, on Tuesday morning. The disaster did not cause any casualties. Tuesday, November 6, around 8 am, a school bus caught fire, in Piace, north of Le Mans, at a place called La-Chevallerie, on the D115."

Note: This is the 177th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 637th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-11-06 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-94 while being towed in Wayne County (Michigan):

2018-11-06 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 5:01 AM while parked at business in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

2018-11-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in Orange County (Florida):

2018-11-06 - Tractor, two vehicles, ATV, lawn mower and carport go up in flames at home in Connestee (North Carolina):

Quote: "Arriving within two minutes, Owen said the carport of the home, including two vehicles, a lawnmower, a tractor and an ATV, were on fire, and the fire was extending into the 6,000-square-foot home."

2018-11-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:07 PM on the M62 near Warrington (Britain):

2018-11-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M42 near Wythall (Britain):

Quote: "The incident involved an articulated lorry carrying mixed pallets which was 100% involved in fire on the hard shoulder."

2018-11-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:51 AM on the A49 near Ludlow (Britain):

Note: These are the 2338th, 2339th, 2340th, 2341st, 2342nd, 2343rd and 2344th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-06 - Food truck bursts into flame near North Timberland Drive and Cousart Street in Lufkin (Texas):

2018-11-06 - Heavy truck bursts into flame at 2:20 AM on highway in Phu Tho Province (Vietnam):

2018-11-06 - Two RVs and two vacant homes destroyed by fire in coastal Bay Point (California):

2018-11-06 - RV and barn destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Shawnee County (Kansas):

Note: These are the 465th, 466th and 467th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-06 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at airport in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-11-06 - SUV bursts into flame at 5:27 AM at apartments in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2018-11-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-11-06 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in Wallingford (Connecticut):

2018-11-06 - Car bursts into flame while being towed on Highway 3 south Of Carman (Canada):

2018-11-06 - Car bursts into flame at 11:21 PM on Marlow Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 6 November, 11.21pm Car on fire, Marlow Road, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus and a hose reel. The car was destroyed by the fire."

2018-11-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Coronation Road in Totnes (Britain):

2018-11-06 - ATV bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Deerfield (New York):

Quote: "The fire was determined to be not suspicious in nature and appeared to had started from an all-terrain vehicle inside of the garage, officials said."

2018-11-06 - Vehicle, greenhouse and outbuilding goes up in flames at 3:15 AM in Morgan Hill (California):

2018-11-06 - Barn and tires go up in flames on Hartfield Road in Cowden, Edenbridge (Britain):

2018-11-06 - Telephone box bursts into flame on Laburnum Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "The Grove, Laburnum Avenue, Hull. Tue 6 Nov 2018 16:37 (No:25169) Telephone box on fire. Fire out on arrival of Fire Service crews. Inspection only."

2018-11-06 - Library destroyed by basement fire at 6:45 AM in Pleasant Valley (New York):

2018-11-06 - Feed mill damaged by fire in Monroe County (Georgia):

2018-11-06 - Transformer business heavily damaged by fire in Hardoi (India):

2018-11-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Chubbuck (Idaho):

2018-11-06 - Home damaged by fire in Spokane (Washington):

2018-11-06 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire just before 11 PM on Piedmont Lake in Brevard (North Carolina):

2018-11-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 123rd Street in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-11-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lakeside (California):

2018-11-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Belleville (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-11-06 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 1 AM in Enid (Oklahoma):

2018-11-06 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-11-06 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 5:25 AM in Paterson (New Jersey):

2018-11-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after midnight in East Finchley area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-11-06 - High-rise condo building damaged by fire in Mississauga (Canada), 1 injured:

2018-11-06 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:30 AM in Dewey (Oklahoma):

2018-11-06 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before 11:30 PM in Shelby (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-11-06 - Vacant store burns shortly before 3 AM in Milford (Connecticut):

2018-11-06 - Whale calf washes ashore dead at coastal Swanbourne Beach (Australia):

2018-11-06 - Around 60 tons of fish found dead in lake in Batangas (Philippine Islands):

2018-11-06 - Man and woman, 68 and 95, drop dead at home in Gentilly Woods area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-11-06 - Man found dead in canal near Eu Tong Sen Street and man in his 20s found dead in the Kallang River in coastal Singapore:

2018-11-06 - Two college students, both 21, die in the water at coastal Auro Beach in Kottakuppam, Villupuram (India):

2018-11-06 - Infant boy found dead at home in Portage Township (Indiana):

2018-11-06 - Woman, 59, found dead in dumpster near resale shop in Iron Mountain (Michigan):

2018-11-06 - Man found dead in pond near Haysville (Kansas):

2018-11-06 - Person found dead in ditch near North Hazard Street in coastal Georgetown (South Carolina):

2018-11-06 - Man, 64, drops dead on Jaycox Road in North Ridgeville (Ohio):

2018-11-06 - Man, 66, goes hunting, next seen dead in field in Fertile (Minnesota):

2018-11-06 - Man, 48, goes fishing, next seen dead in Lake Lanier (Georgia):

2018-11-06 - Man slumps over dead in truck at rest area in Fort Tejon (California):

2018-11-06 - Man, 18, found dead in Swift Reservoir near Mount St. Helens (Washington):

2018-11-06 - Man found dead in lake near Wichita (Kansas):

2018-11-06 - Man found dead on trail near Big Lake just outside Inuvik (Canada):

2018-11-06 - US Air Force soldier found dead near coastal Tumon Bay (Guam):

Quote: "The news comes a little more than a month after a USS Ronald Reagan sailor was found dead in waters off Guam on Sept. 29. Petty Officer 3rd Class Zahir Hakeem had gone missing while swimming near Haputo Beach at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam, the Navy said."

2018-11-06 - Man, 25, found dead in drain in Bhubaneswar (India):

2018-11-06 - Man found dead in watery ditch in Soshanguve (South Africa):

2018-11-06 - Man found dead on footpath near Kinfauns Drive in Drumchapel area in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2018-11-06 - Man, 43, found dead in Forfar (Scotland):

2018-11-06 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Lisbon (Portugal):

Quote: "A flight from Gatwick Airport to Tenerife had to be diverted on Tuesday morning after a passenger became ill. The TUI flight had to make an unplanned landing in Lisbon in Portugal following the medical emergency."

2018-11-06 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into hedge, in Stithians (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A spokesman from Devon and Cornwall Police said it appears the man suffered a medical episode at the wheel before crashing into a hedge."

2018-11-06 - Passenger plane windshield cracks, plane makes emergency landing in Charleston (West Virginia):

2018-11-06 - Small cargo plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Louisville (Kentucky):

Quote: "The crash happened when the 'nose gear collapsed' according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration. Mayer described the crash as a belly landing, where the landing gear fails and the plane scrapes its way to a stop."

2018-11-06 - Twin-engine plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), engine failure:

2018-11-06 - Tractor trailer crashes off road, plunges down embankment, on I-78 in Greenwich Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-06 - Dump truck crashes into median at 3:12 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Surrey (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-11-06 - Minivan veers off road, crashes into home, bursts into flame, on Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell (New Jersey), 2 cats killed:

2018-11-06 - Pickup truck overturns on I-97 in Millersville (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-11-06 - Car crashes head-on into tractor trailer in Hanover (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-11-06 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in coastal Titusville (Florida), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2018-11-06 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, near Lancaster (South Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-11-06 - Shark attacks and injures man at Shelly Beach off Ballina (Australia), man uses surfboard to fight it off:

2018-11-06 - Sinkhole opens on street and traps car in Madrid (Spain):

2018-11-06 - Person has 'medical emergency' at polling site in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The individual responsible for opening a polling site on Tuesday morning at a Carnegie Library location in the Pittsburgh area suffered a medical emergency, according to Amie Downs, a spokeswoman for Allegheny County."

2018-11-06 - EF2 tornado touches down in Christiana (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-11-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tasikmalaya (Indonesia), 5 killed:

2018-11-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kuwait:

2018-11-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Melbourne (Australia), more rain in 3 hours than in all of September and October together:

2018-11-06 - Dust storm blows through Wilcannia (Australia):

2018-11-06 - Climate change could lead to explosion in new Lyme disease cases, study says:

Quote: "'We thought we would find a 1, 2, 3 percent increase, which would be a small increase in the incidence,' said study co-author Edson Severnini in a Skype call. What authors found instead is an explosion in new Lyme cases with just a two-degree Celsius rise in temperature, up more than 20 percent in the 15 states where Lyme is currently most prevalent."

2018-11-06 - Ecuador to sell a third of its Amazon rainforest to Chinese oil companies:

2018-11-06 - China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered:

2018-11-06 - Dead Republican pimp wins state assembly seat in Nevada:


  1. Nevada - home to too many nuke tests to count, which may have had a serious impact on the mental states of its inhabitants, elects a DEAD guy to the Senate. So what are they going to do, dig him up and send him to D.C.? Wouldn't put it past them.

    Temps about to plummet here in SE PA tomorrow and probably stay there for a while. It's was pleasant yesterday and is supposed to be sunny with highs in the upper 50s today too. More rain in the forecast also (as usual, just in time for the weekend).

    [missed it again, yesterday]
    News Links, November 7, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    David Stockman: Epic downturn is here, brace for 40% market plunge

    Apple downgraded for a second time after its earnings — shares down 9.2% since report

    Global Stock Rally Fizzles As Trade Hopes Fade, Rate Worries Return

    Maduro Scrambles To Repatriate Venezuela's Gold After Trump Crackdown

    EU, France, Germany, and UK Regret US Decision to Impose Iran Sanctions

    Lowe's closing 51 'under-performing' stores in U.S., Canada [phony unemployment numbers won't change]

    Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?

    Why Trump Decided To Back Down On Iran

    Bolton: U.S. Is Preparing More Sanctions Against Iran

    US and China to hold a top-level security dialogue on Friday

    Oil Could Hit $100 If Supply Crunch Worsens
    Oil prices are likely to be "biased to the upside" for the rest of the year as demand from refineries rises in November and December, according to Citigroup Inc

    South Korea gets US exemption on Iranian crude oil imports

    China And India Get Waivers From U.S. Sanctions On Iran's Oil

    Eni to look at sanctions measures to see if it can use Iranian crudes

    Iran oil exports to plummet in November, then rebound as buyers use waivers

    Will U.S. Solar Survive The Trade War?

    French public opinion growing against nuclear power

    GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health

    Soybeans Pile Up, So Do Worries of Bean Rot

    Duncan Hines recalls 2.4 million boxes of cake mix for potential salmonella risk

    Drug-resistant sea lice out of control on B.C. Coast

    Carp 'annihilated' as Iraq's water pollution woes worsen

    Cross Talk: Federal Agencies Clash on Cellphone Cancer Risk

    Snowden Files Declaration in NSA Spying Case Confirming Authenticity of Draft Inspector General Report Discussing Unprecedented Surveillance of Americans, Which He Helped Expose

    Web creator Berners-Lee launches contract for better internet

    CIA's 'surveillance state' is operating against us all

    HSBC discloses customer accounts hacked at its U.S. bank

    Epistemology of a Dying Empire: How do Our Leaders Make Choices?

    Japan Prepares To Restart Iran Oil Imports

    Child suicides in Japan reach a 30-year high

    Suicides of middle-aged men in Japan tend to surge on Monday mornings: research

    China Vows To Continue Iran Trade Despite U.S. Oil Sanctions

    UK To Sell China "Unlimited" Military Technology, Radar Equipment

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Inflation Is About to Increase the Prices of EVERYTHING
    The price of oil production keeps going up, so eventually everything else must rise. -- RF

    Housing Least Affordable in a Decade

    Measles cases nationwide top last year's total; almost 50 diagnosed in one New York county

    Non-Citizens Voting In Texas? "We Got Tons Of Them" Admits Polling Official On Undercover Veritas Video

    A dozen U.S. states see problems with voting machines: rights groups

    Corporations Flood Midterms With Money Even While Running Up $1.7 Trillion In Debt

    MSNBC "Mistakenly" Shows Results Of Florida Governor Race One Day Early

    Sears, chairman, lenders seek bankruptcy loan breakthrough: sources

    Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Out
    An unknown but likely staggeringly large percentage of small business owners in the U.S. are an inch away from calling it quits
    and closing shop.

  2. Trump credits himself for decline in oil prices

    Port Macquarie pummelled by 'life-threatening' tennis ball-sized hailstones in Australia

    Morocco's early snowfall reaches nearly 4 feet deep

    [yet another mega-precip event]

    US futures point to a slightly lower open as investors focus on Fed decision

    U.S. stock futures suggested a slight negative open as markets take a breather from the rally post U.S.-midterm results. [more]

    Thursday, 8 November 2018
    Paul Craig Roberts on the elections

    What Do We Make Of The Midterm Election?

    Signs of coming trouble post-midterms in the USA

    Here are just a few stories that indicate, along with what has been happening today, that trouble is in the making.

    A Red Line Crossed': Nationwide Protests Declared for Thursday at 5PM After Jeff Sessions Fired

    [contains this embedded story]
    Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’

    With 400 people dead or missing in June with one of the most powerful eruptions in recorded history Guatemala's Fuego volcano blows again

    Guatemala's Fuego (Fire) volcano located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital, on Tuesday began erupting for the fourth time this year, after in June it entered an eruptive phase during which at least 200 people died. [more; nice pic of volcano for scale]

    Trump - Putin Summit in Paris CANCELLED [source: Hal Turner]

    When the leaders of the two most powerful nations on earth arrive in Paris on November 11 with leaders of multiple other nations, they will NOT meet with each other.

    Official word now that the Trump-Putin Summit previously scheduled for Nov. 11 is cancelled.

    There is MUCH background intel on this, and it is all bad. Very bad. [more]

    [more below]

  3. Wall Street Seems To Believe That Endless Gridlock And Political Turmoil Will Be Good For America

    It is difficult not to admire the relentless optimism on Wall Street. A divided Congress is going to guarantee two years of gridlock and political turmoil in Washington, but many in the financial community are choosing to interpret the election results as a positive sign. They remember the “gridlock” during the Obama years, and they are hopeful that the next couple of years will be at least somewhat similar. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 545 points on Wednesday, and that was the largest post-midterm rally that we have seen in 36 years. Stock prices normally go up the day after midterm elections, but Wednesday’s rally was definitely unusual… [more]

    Voters rejected most ballot measures aimed at curbing climate change

    Human Waste Is Contaminating Australian Wildlife with More Than 60 Pharmaceuticals

    Among the drugs found were antidepressants, beta-blockers, and anti-Parkinson’s medications. [more]

    Is Warming Bringing a Wave of New Diseases to Arctic Wildlife?

    For the indigenous people who subsist on Arctic animals such as muskoxen, caribou, seals, polar bears, and eider ducks — species that are in decline in some places — the newcomers are potentially a welcome addition to their diet. But emerging evidence suggests that some of these newly arriving species may be bringing rare or novel pathogens to the Arctic. In recent years, a plethora of deadly and debilitating diseases have struck reindeer in Scandinavia and Russia, muskoxen on Banks and Victoria islands in Arctic Canada, polar bears and seals off the coast of Alaska, and eider ducks in northern Hudson Bay and the Bering Sea.

    One possibility…is that climate warming and ecosystem changes are causing some bacteria, such as those that cause avian cholera, to mutate, or may be making Arctic animals more susceptible to pathogens that previously did them no serious harm. [more]

    With Democratic Majority, Climate Change Is Back on U.S. House Agenda

    [as we just read above, people in general DON'T CARE]

    Peter Dykstra: October’s Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    From tigers to climate to the Amazon—we closed out last month with three bad, very bad, terrible bits of news for the environment. [more]

    [lots of video evidence]
    What is that purple light in the sky? A strange purple glow is increasingly observed in the US sky and nobody knows why!

    An unusual and strange purple glow is increasingly being reported illuminating the sky over different places in the United States. But the reason behind this weird sky phenomenon remains unclear. [more]

  4. [Here we go again, Jonny]
    Wildfire burns into Paradise, California, forcing evacuations

    The Feather River Hospital in Paradise is being evacuated.

    the estimated size of the Camp Fire was 17,000 acres. Our very, very rough approximation of the size that is indicated by the heat detection in the map above puts it at around 25,000 acres. [more on the Camp Fire]

    [one of the old Space Cadets from back in the day lives in Chico, nearby]

    Cold air invading southern United States, 'killing frost' expected

    Accumulating snow will continue to impact the Central Plains, from Kansas and Nebraska toward the Midwest today into tonight with several inches expected, NWS said today. Anomalously cold air, way below average for this time of year, will advance south into New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas and continue into Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lower Michigan. Frost and freeze alerts have been issued by the National Weather Service across at least nine states.

    Cities such as Wichita and Oklahoma City will experience temperatures at or below the freezing mark while some parts of Missouri will fall into the 10s. Kansas City runs the risk of setting a new record cold low temperature Saturday morning. [more]

    [usually, if you get it, I get it a few days later, Jonny]

    The Dumb Money Is Trapped In The Last Trump Casino

    MW: The Smart Money Is Using The November Bounce to Dump Stock At A Record Pace

    "The drop in the rate of change at the start of the year was the second worst ever, trailing only the 2008 meltdown, he wrote, while the move over the last month surpassed the 2008 collapse."

    "Debt-fueled corporate buybacks will be crucial to sustained stock-market rebound"

    Herein lies the problem:

    ZH: Nov. 4th, 2018
    Here Comes A Sharp Slowdown In Stock Buybacks

    First off, companies already bought back an asinine $680 billion of stock during the first half of 2018, which was the most volatile period in three years. Here we see that stock buybacks barely kept the market afloat. Secondly, the reason the market rallied into late September was ahead of the Fed rate hike. It was a global short-covering rally.

    "WTI crude falls from nearly 4-year high to bear territory in 5 weeks"

    Ponzi reflation imploding [see U.S. crude oil chart]

    In summary, the world doesn't give a damn about debt-fueled stock buybacks gimmickry..[more]

    Prosecutors investigate “whale jail” in Russian Far East – More than 100 whales are being held in pens for sale to China