Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-12-18

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

2018-12-18 - Unknown rotten egg stench blows through Port Allen and other parts of West Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana):

Quote: "'It smelled rotten, like rotten eggs,' said West Baton Rouge Museum tour guide Karen Marionneaux. 'At the museum the doors are open with people in and out all the time. We noticed it right away.'"

Quote: "Described as 'awful, foul, and sulfurous' by several reports, the mysterious stench is apparently much worse than the aromas regularly produced by nearby industrial operations."

2018-12-18 - Unknown chemical odor evacuates building at university in Winnipeg (Canada):

Quote: "University of Manitoba students and staff were forced outside Tuesday morning after a chemical odour raised concerns and drew hazmat inspectors to the south Winnipeg campus."

Quote: "The cause of the smell was never determined, the city said."

2018-12-18 - Man dies after being found on fire near Family Dollar store in Flagstaff (Arizona):

2018-12-18 - Man, 86, found dead and burned in field along River Street in Stearns County (Minnesota):

Quote: "According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, Edwin Opatz was found dead in the field after the department was called to the area near the 10600 block of River Street. Authorities said the preliminary investigation revealed Opatz was burning grass earlier that day."

2018-12-18 - RV trailer goes up in flames just after 2:30 AM and kills person in Vita (Canada):

2018-12-18 - Carbon-inundated oceans to cause salmon to lose their sense of smell:

Quote: "Salmon are losing their powerful sense of smell because of carbon dioxide being absorbed by the ocean, according to new research. When carbon dioxide in the air is soaked up by a body of water it breaks apart and makes the ocean more acidic. Scientists found that this increased acidity has a significant affect on how salmon process smells and is causing them to get lost on their trips back to their breeding grounds and making them easy prey for predators."

2018-12-18 - Plastic recycling center goes up in flames in Katedan, Hyderabad (India):

2018-12-18 - At least 11 homes destroyed by fire in coastal St Francis Bay (South Africa):

2018-12-18 - School bus bursts into flame on I-675 in Clayton County (Georgia):

Note: This is the 189th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 718th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-12-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at Littlemore Roundabout near Rose Hill (Britain):

Note: This is the 719th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-88 near Otego (New York):

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 18 near Hull (Iowa):

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 30 near Convoy (Ohio):

2018-12-18 - Tractor bursts into flame in Hardinsburg (Kentucky):

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden (Canada):

2018-12-18 - Four tractor trailers go up in flames while parked at facility on Parliament Street in Burnley (Britain):

Note: These are the 2614th, 2615th, 2616th, 2617th, 2618th, 2619th, 2620th, 2621st and 2622nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-18 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Pilgrim Road in Chelmsford (Massachusetts):

2018-12-18 - RV bursts into flame near auto shop in Jamestown (New York):

Note: This is the 516th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-18 - SUV bursts into flame on the A630 Sheffield Parkway in Catcliffe (Britain):,range-rover-catches-fire-on-parkway_29949.htm

2018-12-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking lot at coastal Aliso Beach (California), man seriously burned:

Quote: "A man was flown from Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach on Tuesday morning after suffering serious burns in a vehicle fire, police said. The Lake Forest resident was in a Toyota Tacoma pickup that was engulfed in flames when police and firefighters arrived just after 9 a.m. at an Aliso Beach parking lot off South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach police said."

2018-12-18 - Tesla Model S bursts into flame at auto shop on University Avenue in Los Gatos (California), bursts into flame again later too:

2018-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Cabarrus County (North Carolina):

Quote: "Investigators said a car fire sparked the flames that destroyed everything a family had the week before Christmas."

2018-12-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Wallingford (Connecticut):

2018-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at the Galena Creek Visitor Center in Reno (Nevada):

2018-12-18 - Five cars destroyed by fire while parked at shopping center in coastal Sabah (Malaysia):

2018-12-18 - Car bursts into flame on the Central Expressway in coastal Singapore:

2018-12-18 - Eleven cars destroyed by fire before 5 AM while parked in car showroom in Delhi (India):

Quote: "Eleven cars were charred in a fire at a showroom in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area on Tuesday, the Delhi Fire Service said. The fire broke out at a Honda car showroom and a call about the fire was received in the early hours of Tuesday, they said. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was brought under control by 5 am, a fire control official said."

2018-12-18 - Three cars destroyed by fire in parking garage in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2018-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Taverham (Britain):

2018-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Beaufort Avenue in coastal Hornsea (Britain):

Quote: "Beaufort Avenue, Hornsea. Tue 18 Dec 2018 18:59 (No:27925) Car involved in fire due to electrical fault. Breaking in tools in use to gain acess to vehicle, one hose reel and two breathing apparatus in use."

2018-12-18 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Heron Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Heron Street, Hull. Tue 18 Dec 2018 16:31 (No:27912) Fire Service used one hose reel jet to extinguish motorcycle."

2018-12-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Cleaveanger Lane in North Tawton (Britain):

2018-12-18 - Three cars and outbuilding destroyed by fire at 6 AM at home in Sacramento (California), several dogs killed:

Quote: "Several dogs died in the fire, the homeowner says. Three classic cars that were being worked on in the structure were also lost."

2018-12-18 - Used car dealership destroyed by fire in, Sherburne (New York):

2018-12-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:55 AM in Sharon Township (Michigan):

2018-12-18 - Barn destroyed by fire in North Greenbush (New York):

2018-12-18 - Concrete distribution business destroyed by fire in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2018-12-18 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire in Hot Springs (Arkansas):

2018-12-18 - University damaged by fire in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "He said he suspected an air conditioning unit had caused the blaze. Where the wall had 'burnt away', industrial equipment could be seen."

2018-12-18 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Spartan Street in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 3 injured:

2018-12-18 - Home damaged by fire on Broomall Street in Kingsessing area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-12-18 - Home damaged by fire at 1:30 AM on Cedar Lake Drive in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2018-12-18 - Home damaged by fire on Conover Avenue in coastal Sebastian (Florida):

2018-12-18 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Westport (Massachusetts):

2018-12-18 - Home damaged by fire in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-12-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM on Chase Avenue in Webster (Massachusetts):

2018-12-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Westwego (Louisiana), nobody there:

2018-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Rocky Branch Road in Bethalto (Illinois):

2018-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Atherton Avenue in coastal New Port Richey (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-12-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:19 AM in Beaverton (Michigan), 3 killed, 2 injured:

2018-12-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Little Rock (Arkansas), 2 killed:

2018-12-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Wheeling (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-12-18 - Vacant home burns just after 11:30 PM in Cobbs Creek area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-12-18 - Tons of fish die in river in Dong Nai (Vietnam):

2018-12-18 - Three teen boys found dead at motel, seven more found unconscious, in coastal Gangneung (South Korea):

Quote: "South Korean fire department officials confirmed that three teenage boys have died and seven other boys were being treated for injuries after they were found unconscious at a motel in the seaside town of Gangneung. An official from Gangwon Fire Headquarters said the cause of the injuries was unclear although gas leakage was a possibility. He said there were no immediate signs indicating suicide attempts or foul play."

2018-12-18 - Man and two sons die in the water at quarry in Makongeni, Nairobi (Kenya):

2018-12-18 - Two girls die in the water in quarry in Eerstegeluk (South Africa):

2018-12-18 - Toddler found dead in apartment in Falls Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-12-18 - Man found dead in riverbed in South El Monte (California):

2018-12-18 - Man, 54, found dead in Long Pond in Brimfield (Massachusetts):

2018-12-18 - Man found dead in the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish (Louisiana):

2018-12-18 - Man found dead in jail cell in Riverside County (California):

2018-12-18 - Man in his 40s found face down in the water at Bondi Beach, dies shortly later, in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "A man has died after he was found floating face down in the water at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Emergency crews were called to the beach following reports a man in his 40s appeared to have drowned about 11.45am."

2018-12-18 - Man, 46, musician, drops dead on his birthday at hotel in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):

2018-12-18 - Woman in her 30s found dead at Mannington Recreation Ground in Rodbourne (Britain):

2018-12-18 - In separate incidents, man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Durban, and man found dead on beach in coastal Isipingo (South Africa):

2018-12-18 - School bus driver has 'medical episode', bus crashes, in Wootton (Britain), 2+ injured:

Quote: "The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode prior to the crash."

2018-12-18 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into condo building, in coastal Fort Myers (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to Battalion Chief Barry Ashman, the driver suffered a medical emergency while driving and veered of the road towards the condo. The car hit the building and damaged three units."

Quote: "The unnamed driver has died, but it’s unclear if he died from the medical episode or the crash."

2018-12-18 - Man, 63, has 'medical episode', minivan crashes into ditch and culvert, lands in field, in Parkman Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of a Dodge Caravan had a 'medical episode,' causing the vehicle to go off the right side of State Route 88 in Parkman Township. The car apparently struck a ditch and a culvert before coming to rest in a field."

2018-12-18 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes into gate at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township (Michigan), 2 injured:

Quote: "Medical event blamed for driver crashing into Selfridge gate..."

2018-12-18 - Woman, 57, has 'medical episode', two cars crash, in Scunthorpe (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Humberside Police statement said: "A 57-year-old woman has passed away after suffering what is believed to be a medical episode while driving on the High Street in Scunthorpe today."

2018-12-18 - Small plane crashes into watery slough in Cook County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-12-18 - Tanker truck overturns into stream near East Palestine (Ohio), 1 injured:

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer blows tire, crashes through median and overturns, on I-57 near Salem (Illinois):

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, on I-295 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-24 near South Pittsburg (Tennessee):

2018-12-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on highway in Santa Maria (California):

2018-12-18 - Three SUVs crash in Fishers (Indiana), 3 injured:

Quote: "Police that Hutchens may have suffered a medical condition just before the crash, leading to the accident."

2018-12-18 - Coyotes attack two people in a week in Airdrie (Canada):

2018-12-18 - Huge sinkhole opens and swallows main road in coastal Surabaya (Indonesia):

2018-12-18 - Mount Shindake erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island (Japan):

Quote: "Japan's Meteorological Agency says a volcano erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima on Tuesday. Mount Shindake erupted explosively shortly after 4:30 PM. A column of volcanic ash rose 2,000 meters into the air, and large rocks were seen spewing from the crater."

2018-12-18 - Volcanic eruption triggers series of quakes that cracks and fissures the island of Ambrym (Vanuatu):

2018-12-18 - Tornado touches down and causes damage near Port Orchard (Washington):

2018-12-18 - High-precip events spreading across the US (and elsewhere):

2018-12-18 - Ebola outbreak worsens in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hundreds killed:

Quote: "One of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history continues to worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo with as many as 319 people now dead. The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 542 Ebola cases had been recorded in the province of North Kivu -- 494 of which have been confirmed. Of the 319 believed to have died from the virus so far, 271 have been confirmed."

2018-12-18 - Quoting The Lorax, court vacates Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit to cross national forests:

2018-12-18 - Hong Kong newspaper reveals Chinese and Russian ionosphere heating experiments:

2018-12-18 - Top two US environmental agencies now run by people previously paid by industry:

2018-12-18 - China and Japan continue slashing holdings of US debt:

2018-12-18 - Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump:

Quote: "The Dermophis donaldtrumpi, which was discovered in Panama, was named by the head of a company that had bid $25,000 (£19,800) at auction for the privilege. The company said it wanted to raise awareness about climate change."


  1. Yes sir - those "medical events" will get ya every time (like Colt 45 Malt Liquor)! Lots of people die this way, but you won't see it in the headlines of the msm. Those toxic gases that smell like sulphur "may" have something to do with it, but the authorities can't seem to grasp the concept (or they're being told NOT to).

    We're not even on the coast, yet PA has JJFH incidents almost daily.
    The same is occurring all over the place, yet the OBVIOUS atmospheric connection escapes most everyone. Thanks to Jonny, we're not as clueless as the rest of the sheeple.

    Environmental collapse, economic forces and the prospect of WWIII vie for "which will cause the collapse of civilization?" Today, War got a big boost. The global economy is tanking and environmental destruction continues ramping up. Here's some news:

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 12.19.18 The Rise of the Liar Class [~ 32 min.]

    US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Against Trump's Wishes [send in the troops and take the place over!]

    Trump Names Federal Reserve as His 'Biggest Threat' for Raising Interest Rates [more]

    Is The Federal Reserve Actually TRYING To Cause A Stock Market Crash?

    The Federal Reserve has decided not to come to the rescue this time. All of the economic numbers tell us that the economy is slowing down, and on Wednesday Fed Chair Jerome Powell even admitted that economic conditions are “softening”, but the Federal Reserve raised interest rates anyway. [more]

    Implosion On Auto-Pilot: "Is A Good Decision"

    The Fed meeting just concluded and they didn't capitulate to Donny which means that over-leveraged gamblers will be forced to capitulate first. The alpha male Trump so badly needed to head up the Fed just told Donny who's boss...

    Remember way back in ~2005/06 when the Fed raised rates 17 times in a row and imploded the housing bubble? That's where we are right now - imploding all of the post-2008 bubbles.

    The S&P just hit a new low for 2018. The Fed is now collapse dependent [more]

    Thursday, 20 December 2018
    A broken market

    Stocks Are Crashing - Dow Dumps 900 Points, Banks Battered

    Big Funds Begin Liquidating As Panic Grips The Loan Market

    Banks were battered to their lowest since Nov 2016
    The dollar surged back above pre-Payrolls levels
    Cryptos also fell as the dollar gained and stocks slumped

    This is the market's worst year since 2008, worst quarter since Q4 2008, and worst December since 1931!!

    As Scott Minerd warned:

    "this market sell-off risks becoming a systemic problem." [more]
    [+ 30 sec. clip of tv personality Cramer completely losing his shit]

    [continued below]

  2. Bull market over: Alan Greenspan tells investors to 'run for cover'

    Former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan has warned investors to get ready for a painful correction in the stock market, as it cannot stabilize and unlikely to muster another rally. [more]

    Thursday, 20 December 2018
    New Zealanders are AGAINST the UN Global Migration Compact

    How New Zealand's population would change if everyone who wanted to migrate here actually did

    If everyone in the world could move to whatever country they wanted to, New Zealand's population would swell by 231 per cent. [more]

    From the CAMS website

    The methane emergency eliminated at the stroke of a pen by committee decision

    it's not just fraud by changing the colour codes but I am suspicious about the data.

    Methane goes up and down but that shit has been around for many weeks and the situation changes SUDDENLY to coincide with changes in the CAMS website. [more; so now methane joins radiation in being under or completely NOT reported, data manipulation rampant; soon it will be undeniable, no matter what they do]

    [here's an example of said "reporting" by a "premier journalist"]
    CNN ‘Journalist Of The Year’ wrote fake news stories

    CNN ‘Journalist Of The Year’ Quits; Admits He Wrote Fake News

    A reporter who was awarded CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” prize has resigned from his job and admitted to writing fake news for several years because he felt “pressure.”

    “I am sick and I need to get help,” Claas Relotius said after resigning from his job. In his confession, he explained, “It was fear of failing,” that made him falsify the news for liberal outlets. “My pressure to not be able to fail got ever bigger the more successful I became.”

    According to Der Spiegel, Relotius, an employee, “made up stories and invented protagonists” in many of his articles in order to push liberal talking points, demonize conservatives, and reinforce the globalist world view.

    Relotius, who was awarded CNN’s highest prize for journalism in 2014, was exposed as a long-term writer of fake news after another reporter raised suspicions about a popular anti-Trump story he wrote recently about the US-Mexican border. [more]

    [it goes all the way to the top]
    Editor-in-chief of Mother Jones caught skewing poll data to trash Bernie

    [more below]

  3. In Drastic Reversal, Trump Orders Full Withdrawal From Syria After “Victory Over ISIS”
    Full and rapid withdrawal of US troops from Syria planned

    It is worthwhile listening to Turner's speculation on the sudden changes that have led to today's developments and it has to do with Israel and the US Jewish lobby,


    Planning is underway for a ‘full and rapid’ withdrawal of US troops from Syria, decision made by President Trump, according to a US defense official.

    In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. military is preparing to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday, a move THEY SAY, throws the American strategy in the Middle East into turmoil. [more; "strategery" - former Pres. Bush]

    In Syria retreat, Trump rebuffs top advisers and blindsides U.S. commanders

    U.S. President Donald Trump overrode his top national security aides, blindsided U.S. ground commanders, and stunned lawmakers and allies with his order for U.S. troops to leave Syria, a decision that upends American policy in the Middle East.

    The result, said current and former officials and people briefed on the decision, will empower Russia and Iran and leave unfinished the goal of erasing the risk that Islamic State, or ISIS, which has lost all but a sliver territory, could rebuild. [more; Syria and Russia will "mop up"; how's Trump going to stop the rogue CIA from training and arming ISIS is what I want to know]

    [who's the War Party now?]


    Ukraine Attacking Donetsk with Mortar Fire! [source: Hal Turner]

    Donestsk and Luhansk are provinces (Oblasts) in Ukraine. When the US and NATO funded and fomented the violent overthrow of the duly elected Ukrainian president, Victor Yanukovich, and installed a puppet regime favorable to NATO, Donestsk and Luhansk "broke away" from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

    Since that time, the puppet regime in Kiev has been trying to force Donestsk and Luhansk back under control. Armed conflict began and, since about 2015, the best that Kiev could accomplish was fighting to a stalemate.

    Things are heating-up now, and it appears that Kiev intends to launch a MASSIVE military operation to force the issue.

    Russia has previously warned that any massive attack against civilians in Donetsk and Luhansk would be a provocation for Russia. It seems that Kiev is bent on escalating things.

    Stay tuned. [more]

    [next segment below]

  4. Fast-moving events in Ukraine/Kerch Strait

    Turchynov Calls For New Kerch Strait Provocation With NATO Support

    The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, said that Ukraine plans to carry out a new passage of ships through the Kerch Strait with the involvement of international partners.

    “This is, for us, fundamental. If we stop and retreat, Russia will actually fulfill its task of seizing the Sea of ​​Azov, presenting to the world certain new sea borders in the Black Sea, de facto legalizing the occupation of the Crimea,” he said in an interview with BBC Ukraine.

    The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council stressed that this issue should not be delayed. [more; contains other articles like this one]
    40 U.S Senators Call On Trump To Conduct ‘Military Operation’ Against Russia

    More than 40 US senators called on President Donald Trump to conduct a multinational military operation against Russia in the Black Sea.
    [more; ya see, "war is GOOD for the 'Conomy!"]


    UPDATE 3:25 PM EST --

    RUSSIA: The next passage of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait, announced by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary Alexander Turchinov earlier, will be considered as a new irresponsible provocation''-Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

    "This is just an announcement of a new provocation, which has the same provocative nature," the diplomat said. "It is absolutely irresponsible. It is only meant to make the situation worse."

    Secretary of National Security Defense Council of Ukraine Turchynov: "New Ukrainian missiles allow our military to de-block Azov Sea and destroy the [Kerch] bridge."

    (HT Analysis: In this one sentence, the government of Ukraine just gave Russia an actual reason to utterly smash Ukraine. When he said "destroy the [Kerch] Bridge" he killed his own country. If any single event is recorded in history as to how World War 3 began in Europe, THIS STATEMENT from Ukraine ought to be shown as the reason. Completely retarded. Utterly stupid. [more]

    [last bit below]

  5. Apocalyptic scenery: Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil’s Amazon

    [the perfect set-up for a massive JJFH event!]

    A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil’s Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus. [more; short video and pics]

    Discovery of recent Antarctic ice sheet collapse raises fears of a new global flood

    If the finding holds up, the world may need to prepare for sea level to rise farther and faster than expected: Once the ancient ice sheet collapse got going, some records suggest, ocean waters rose as fast as some 2.5 meters per century. [more]

    Sharks Have Existed More or Less Unchanged For Millions of Years, Until Now

    Coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, contradicting popular theories of exploding shark populations, according to an analysis of Queensland Shark Control Program data.

    “We were surprised at how rapid these declines were, especially in the early years of the shark control program. We had to use specialist statistical methods to properly estimate the declines, because they occurred so quickly,” says Chris Brown from Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Cilida" to pass dangerously close to Mauritius and Rodrigues

    Tropical Storm "Cilida" formed December 19, 2018 NE of Madagascar as the 4th named tropical storm of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The storm has since intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm and is expected to pass dangerously close to the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues as Category 3 hurricane equivalent. [more]

  6. [yesterday, seemorerocks posted Rice Farmer, so I didn't - but here's a few of the stories I found intriguing]

    News Links, December 19, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    World's financial structure is 'unstable' as BIS fears clearing system seizure

    Credit Spreads Signal Recession (US)

    Global Stock Rally Fizzles As Europe Slammed By "Retail Apocalypse"

    Von Greyerz, at KWN, notes collapse of European bank stocks

    Foreigners Dump US Treasuries As They Liquidate A Record Amount Of US Stocks

    "Saudi Arabia Is Going Bankrupt" Taleb Exclaims After Seeing Kingdom's Latest Budget

    Laura Ashley to close 40 stores, putting hundreds of jobs at risk

    GM cutting 50 jobs at U.S. battery plant tied to Chevy Volt

    US conducts 6 airstrikes in Somalia to pre-empt major extremist attack; 62 dead

    Taliban say they're meeting US officials in effort to negotiate end of war

    Berlin committed to Nord Stream 2 as it divides Europe

    US Accepts Assad Staying in Syria — But Won't Give Aid

    Deportations under Trump are on the rise but still lower than Obama's, ICE report shows

    As Chile cracks down on migrants, many still try their luck

    Greek police accused of beating migrants trying to enter from Turkey

    US Natural Gas Plunges, Unwinds Spike that Blew Up Hedge Fund

    Asian LNG Demand To Quadruple By 2030

    Oil dives on fears of glut, global economic slowdown

    The World's Most Controversial Coal Mine Is Preparing to Break Ground

    It's very likely your supermarket fish isn't what you think it is

    'Horrifically deformed' turkeys found at factory farm run by supplier to major UK supermarkets

    Environment-Conscious Quebecois Buy More Gas Guzzlers

    Warning of Solar Geoengineering's Dangers, Group Recommends a Global Ban

    People eat so much chicken that it's changing the geological record

    The Myth of Western Democracy

    Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job

    The Big Picture (Richard Heinberg)

    Storm clouds loom for Asian companies unready for climate change
    Increasingly severe flooding poses challenges from finance to farming

    US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

    Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn
    Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK's permitted recycling process

    'The Pentagon Has Steadfastly Stonewalled Against Making Its Budget Auditable'

    Empire State manufacturing index slumps in December to 19-month low

    Trump signs order to create US Space Command

    Total Flop? House Flipping In Chicago Goes Bust

    Each Chicagoan Owes $140,000 to Bail Out Chicago Pensions

    Kentucky is in a $43 billion pension hole. Here are some reasons why

    Sen. James Inhofe Bought Defense Stock Days After Pushing for Record Pentagon Spending—Then Dumped It When Asked About It

    The Sandy Hook Massacre Was 6 Years Ago Today. This Year Had More School Shootings Than Ever.

  7. Japan to resume commercial whale slaughter after leaving International Whaling Commission – “This is the path of a pirate whaling nation, with a troubling disregard for international rule”

    [just helping the extinction . ..]

    “Japan’s official position, that we want to resume commercial whaling as soon as possible, has not changed,” the official told the Guardian. “But reports that we will leave the IWC are incorrect.”

    Mystery booms and rumblings are increasing in the US and nobody knows why…

    Here a compilation of mysterious booms and rumblings across the US in December 2018. All remain a mystery… From the ground? From the air? Weird things are going on… [more]

    Loud boom heard in Paxton, Illinois

    It remained unknown Sunday morning what caused a mysterious, explosion-like noise that rattled the windows of homes in Paxton on Saturday night and could be heard in towns as far as 30 miles away.

    Loud explosion heard across East Bakersfield, California leaves residents, authorities confused

    A loud boom that was heard across East Bakersfield last night has residents and authorities confused as to where it came from. [more]

    Loud boom over Columbus, Georgia remains a mystery

    The loud noise rattled windows in midtown Columbus and could be heard as far away as the backwaters on Lake Harding. [more]

    Homes shake after mysterious 'cannonball-like' booms in New Gloucester, Maine

    A bizarre sound that shook homes in the New Gloucester area had the town buzzing Sunday morning.

    It happened three more times over a three hour period Saturday night, and if you did hear it, you are not alone.

    Doyle also remarked that it was not just New Gloucester that heard the strange sounds and felt the earth rumbling. There were reports out of North Yarmouth, Windham, Casco, Raymond, Gray and within a 30 mile radius.

    "What took place you had lots of eyes, lots of ears outside and no one can pinpoint it right now. It's quite a mystery," said Captain Doyle. [more]

    [more below]

  8. Meteor fireball lights up San Francisco Bay Area, leaves glowing 'dragon' trail

    Another weather anomaly: Extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle was the strongest to hit Washington state since 1986

    A powerful EF2 tornado tore through a Seattle-area town on Tuesday afternoon, damaging homes and vehicles along its path with top wind speeds of up to 130 mph (210 kph). It was the strongest twister to hit Washington state since 1986. [more; videos]

    [beautiful nature]
    Flowering lake phenomenon: Thousands of rare ‘ice flowers’ bloom on Russian lake

    Thousands of crystalline blossoms bloomed on Valdai Lake in northwestern Russia on Tuesday. Such ice flowers are a very rare sight. Majestic! [more; worth the look]

    Seismic unrest in Iceland: Intense series of earthquakes hit extinct volcano while M3.4 strikes the central caldera of the Bárðarbunga system

    An intense earthquake swarm in Mt. Herðubreið in the NE Central Highlands shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly two hundred quakes have been detected just south of the volcano since the swarm began shortly after nine yesterday morning. At quarter to seven yesterday evening the Herðubreið swarm was joined by a 3.4 magnitude quake in the central caldera of the Bárðarbunga system. [more]

    Extremely powerful and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits off Kamchatka, Russia

    [wow, that's a biggie]

    A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off Russia’s sparsely populated far east on December 20, 2018, but officials said the threat of a tsunami had passed and no damage was reported. [more]

    Rule #1: Never Trust A False Profit

    Another post on Zerohedge in denial over climate change. I'm starting to like these useful idiots more and more. The best way to sequester carbon is through ignorance. What Donial Trump and his loyal con men represent more than anything is the repudiation of the truth. Only by refuting every aspect of reality can they make this gong show great again. Which is why we've been besieged by a non-stop barrage of lies for two years straight. At this late stage meltdown can only come as a colossal surprise to a cabal of like-minded dunces blowing smoke up each others' asses constantly. This will be a lesson in trusting criminals that they never forget.

    As of today's close, the S&P 500 is down -8% on the year.

    Trump has passed himself off as saviour by stripping working people of their healthcare and sending the money to offshore bank accounts via tax cuts. Who wouldn't believe he's not on the side of the middle class? People who will believe anything and anyone, except the truth. [more]

    Worst December Since Herbert Hoover

    The tax cut was passed a year ago yesterday. One year later the cost in capital loss exceeds the value of the tax cut many times over

    Bernie Madoff is serving time for the exact same type of deception that is now the basis for our economy. [more]

    Hockey-ball-size hailstones smash Sydney, Australia [videos]

    Lightning bolt kills mother, two daughters in Malawi