Thursday, January 17, 2019

Event Update For 2019-01-16

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

2019-01-16 - Hydrogen sulfide spewing from landfill in East Brunswick (New Jersey):

Quote: "Blame hydrogen sulfide for the 'rotten egg' odor coming from the Middlesex County Landfill (Edgeboro), the Middlesex County Utilities Authority's executive directory says. 'The rotten egg smell is bad for your nose, but very little else,' State Sen. Joseph Cryan told a packed room of residents who grilled him and other authority officials during a forum conducted Wednesday night in the township. While the smell is not harmful to residents' health, Cryan, the authority's executive director, said that officials recognize that it doesn't add to the local quality of life, and detailed an ongoing $15-million-plus capital improvement project aimed at reducing the odor."

Note: State Senator Joseph Cryan clearly doesn't know jack. Hydrogen sulfide is a deadly poison, weaponized by the British to kill German soldiers in WWI during trench warfare. It's as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers. At 1 part per thousand it can kill a person with one breath, the so-called 'Slaughterhouse Sledgehammer Effect' where you're dead before your knees buckle and your corpse hits the ground. And nobody knows what it does to people who smell it regularly, even at low levels, but the effects can't possibly be good. They're probably smelling it at very low concentrations in this area, but since it's a heavier-than-air gas, it will tend to concentrate in low-lying areas when the wind isn't blowing, and who knows what concentration it might reach then. State Senator Joseph Cryan should try inhaling some 0.1% hydrogen sulfide if he's really sure it's not harmful. I'm guessing he won't do that and if he does then somebody should have a body bag handy to cart away his corpse...

2019-01-16 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits school in Utica (New York):

2019-01-16 - Oceans heating up rapidly, massive amount of heat added to the oceans in one year:

Quote: "The ocean is the hottest it's ever been, and no, this is not normal. A new report released in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on Jan. 15 reveals that ocean temperatures in 2018 reached their highest point since accurate measurements first began in the 1950s. The heat increase in the world's oceans from 2017 (the previous record holder) to 2018 is equivalent to about 388 times the total electricity generation of China in 2017, according to a statement about the research released by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in China."

Quote: "After 2018 and 2017, the third warmest year for ocean temperatures was 2015, followed by 2016 and finally 2014."

Note: So the five warmest years ever measured for the oceans were all in the last five years. From warmest to fifth-warmest: 2018, 2017, 2015, 2016, 2014...

2019-01-16 - Theoretically, the worst of global warming could be avoided if all fossil fuel stuff immediately begins transition to zero-carbon alternatives:

Quote: "According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, Earth has a 64 percent chance of keeping warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius if all fossil fuel infrastructures immediately begin to transition into zero-carbon alternatives."

Note: Doesn't sound remotely possible. I mean, the Earth's own carbon emissions are rising now, and that's not going to stop and will, in fact, accelerate. Also, as a practical matter, there's no way to decarbonize 'immediately' even if there was the will to do so. So, this sounds like a pipe dream to me, some placating hopium for the masses. And even if we DID somehow miraculously achieve the impossible, then we'd lose the benefits of 'global dimming' and global temps would then quickly rise a significant amount, amplifying any number of other self-reinforcing feedbacks and thus rapidly escalating the Earth's own carbon emissions. We're now trapped in a cycle of destruction from which there is no escape and which ends with our own extinction as well as the extinction of most life on Earth. The End.

2019-01-16 - Massive explosion and flash of light reported over Mendip District (Britain):

2019-01-16 - Cargo plane bursts into flame, plane makes emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

Quote: "Global cargo carrier, Cargolux Airlines flight CV703, en-route to Zhengzhou, China, returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) shortly after take-off today after the aircraft reportedly 'experienced fire and smoke in the cockpit'. The Luxembourg-based cargo airline in a statement said an emergency was declared after the crew reported the presence of fire and smoke in the cockpit."

Note: This is the 8th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-16 - Fishermen say they saw Flight MH370 come down smoking/burning and crash into the Malacca Strait:

Quote: "An Indonesian fisherman who claims to know the exact spot where the ill-fated MH370 plane crashed into the Sumatra sea has handed over the co-ordinates to investigators. Rusli Khusmin, 42, says he and his crew members witnessed the disaster, in which a Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 people disappeared, on the morning of March 8, 2014."

Quote: "There was no noise, just black smoke as a result of fires before it crashed into the water."

Note: I've always thought that this plane either caught fire or that the pilots were gassed to death in the cockpit, and either way the plane flew on until it crashed...

2019-01-16 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire at 6:20 AM, fire spreads to two more homes, in Northbrook (Illinois):

Quote: "One house was destroyed and two others were heavily damaged in an explosion and subsequent two-alarm fire Wednesday morning in north suburban Northbrook. A neighbor called 911 just after 6:20 a.m. to report the explosion and fire at a home in the 2500 block of Melanie Lane, according to Northbrook Fire Department officials. An off-duty firefighter on his way to work was the first to arrive and saw a large fire engulfing the home. The fire had spread to two adjacent houses by the time crews arrived, Fire Chief Andy Carlson said."

2019-01-16 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Albion (New York), 2 injured:

2019-01-16 - Apartment building explodes and burns in Tbilisi (Georgia), 4+ killed, several injured:

Note: These are the 5th, 6th and 7th residential explosions in 2018...

2019-01-16 - Dozens of shops destroyed by massive fire at market in coastal Accra (Ghana):

2019-01-16 - Utility pole bursts into flame and causes power outages in coastal Middletown on Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island):

2019-01-16 - Ferry ship 'Apollo' bursts into flame near coastal Blanc-Sablon, Quebec (Canada):

Quote: "The 'Apollo' suffered a fire on the starboard main engine, one mile southeast off Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, in position 51 25 16.8 N, 57 08 43.6 W, on Jan 15, 2019, at 09.30 a.m. The fire was subsequently extinguished, and the vessel resumed its voyage with the port engine."

2019-01-16 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the River Medway near Knight Road in Rochester (Britain):

Note: These are the 53rd and 54th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-16 - At least 20 tour buses destroyed by fire at bus depot in Chur (Switzerland):

Quote: "In the case of a large fire in a bus depot are burned in Switzerland for at least 20 tour buses. Also, the building in Chur, was damaged in the Grisons, in the Canton difficult. It incurred a loss of 7.5 million Swiss francs (about 6.6 million euros), the company said post the car on Thursday. Half of the fleet at the site in Chur had been destroyed. The fire broke out on Wednesday evening from yet unknown causes."

Note: These are the 35th-54th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-01-16 - Car-hauler bursts into flame at 3 AM on I-40 near Ash Fork (Arizona):

Quote: "A semi-truck hauling vehicles caught fire at around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning on westbound Interstate-40 just west of Ash Fork."

Note: This is the 4th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-01-16 - Two tractor trailers, two tractors and barn destroyed by fire at trucking company in Gainesville (New York):

Quote: "The building and all its contents were a total loss. The barn contained two tractor-trailers, two farm tractors and tools."

2019-01-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Lexington (Kentucky):

2019-01-16 - Tanker truck and oil depot destroyed by fire in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):

Quote: "A motor vehicle used for carrying oil was completely damaged in fire, but no one was hurt."

2019-01-16 - Two semi tractors destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM, another damaged, while parked at business in Victoria (Texas):

Quote: "Fire burned three semitrucks at a Victoria truck yard Wednesday morning. Firefighters were dispatched to Saia LTL Freight, at 9405 U.S. 59, about 5:30 a.m. for a reported fire, said Victoria Fire Marshal Tom Legler. Two of the trucks were destroyed while a third was damaged from heat exposure."

2019-01-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike near Natick (Massachusetts):

2019-01-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Snyderville (Utah):

Note: These are the 95th-105th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-16 - Van burst into flame in parking lot in North Bay (Canada):

2019-01-16 - Van bursts into flame on Rosper Road in North Killingholme (Britain):

Quote: "Rosper Road, North Killingholme. Wed 16 Jan 2019 10:18 (No:00992) Van fire. Two BA and one hose reel in use. Small tools in use to disconnect vehicle battery."

2019-01-16 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in El Paso (Texas):

Quote: "Initial reports indicated the Hummer caught fire and the flames spread to the house."

2019-01-16 - SUV bursts into flame on the Peterson Creek Bridge in Kamloops (Canada):

2019-01-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Watertown (New York):

2019-01-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on North Riverhills Road in Kingsford (Michigan):

2019-01-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on North Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2019-01-16 - Car bursts into flame and explodes before 5 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Deltona (Florida), dog and 2 cats killed:

Quote: "A Volusia woman is safe this morning after her car exploded and quick thinking neighbor banged on her door to wake her up."

2019-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-79 near Bridgeport (West Virginia):

2019-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on street in Lithia Springs (Georgia):

2019-01-16 - Police car bursts into flame at site of accident, fire spreads to another car, in Bromley (Britain):

Quote: "A police car 'spontaneously' burst into flames and set another vehicle on fire while responding to a 999 call at the side of a busy road. The marked BMW 5 Series patrol car was engulfed by the fire before being reduced to a charred shell in Bromley, south east London. Officers escaped unhurt before firefighters tackled the blaze, believed to have been caused by a mechanical fault, and spread to another vehicle involved in a collision the police car was attending. Police posted pictures of the blaze and admitted officers had no idea why the vehicle went up in flames."

2019-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 near Birmingham (Britain):

2019-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on the A417 near Birdlip (Britain):

2019-01-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Bedford Lane in Norman (Oklahoma):

2019-01-16 - Moped bursts into flame while parked at Windsor Square in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2019-01-16 - Four motorcycles, RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in Waldo (Maine):

2019-01-16 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 11 PM in Putnam (Connecticut):

2019-01-16 - Restaurant damaged by fire just after 11 PM on Hamilton Cleves Road in Miamitown (Ohio):

2019-01-16 - Commercial building damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida), nobody there:

2019-01-16 - Office complex damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-01-16 - Mixed-use building destroyed by fire, fire spreads to other buildings, in Paterson (New Jersey):

2019-01-16 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Wiscasset (Maine), nobody there:

2019-01-16 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Blythewood (South Carolina):

2019-01-16 - Home damaged by fire in Cobb Creek area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2019-01-16 - Home damaged by fire at midnight in Omaha (Nebraska):

2019-01-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 5 AM on Edgely Avenue in Bristol (Pennsylvania), 4 injured:

2019-01-16 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:37 AM on Old Ferry Dock Road on coastal Harkers Island (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-01-16 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:50 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-01-16 - Two homes heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight in coastal San Francisco (California), 6 injured:

2019-01-16 - Deadly fire burns trailer on Riverfront Drive in Fort Smith (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2019-01-16 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM in Sand Rock (Alabama), 1 killed:

2019-01-16 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:30 PM on 91st Avenue in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-01-16 - Vacant home burns at Desert View Avenue in Desert Hot Springs (California):

2019-01-16 - Vacant home burns on North Wood Street in Maroa (Illinois):

2019-01-16 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by fire in St. George (Utah):

2019-01-16 - More fish dying in the Darling River in Menindee (Australia):

2019-01-16 - Man and woman, 31 and 37, found dead in motel room in Grants Pass (Oregon):

2019-01-16 - Man, 32, found dead in hot tub at YMCA in Duluth (Minnesota):

2019-01-16 - Girl, 14, found dead at home in West Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

2019-01-16 - Woman has 'medical issue' and collapses on street, dies shortly later, in Petaluma (California):

Quote: "Police and firefighters responded at 9:30 p.m. to the report of a person lying on the sidewalk and partially in the roadway at Caulfield Lane and Lakeville Street. The adult female was conscious and breathing, but unable to talk, police said. The unidentified woman did not appear to have any visible injuries or signs of trauma and otherwise appeared to be experiencing an unknown medical issue, police said. The woman was transported to Petaluma Valley Hospital, where her condition deteriorated and she died. The scene and surrounding area were checked for evidence and nothing suspicious was located, police said."

2019-01-16 - Man found dead in canal near Des Allemands (Louisiana):

2019-01-16 - Woman, 44, has 'medical issue' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2019-01-16 - Person found dead in the Sacramento River near Old Sacramento (California):

2019-01-16 - Man, 59, slumps over dead in pickup truck near Boulder (Colorado):

Quote: "The firefighter was on en route to an unrelated medical call shortly before 2 p.m. when he stopped on the 200 block of High View Drive after seeing a truck parked on the roadside and found the body. The dead man was 59 and not believed to be a resident of the area, according to a news release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's investigators and the Boulder County Coroner's Office were investigating the death on Wednesday afternoon, but foul play is not suspected."

2019-01-16 - Woman, 30, found dead in basement at apartments in Aurora (Illinois):

2019-01-16 - Woman, 65 or 66, found dead with submerged pickup truck in the Willamette River near Corvallis (Oregon):

2019-01-16 - Woman, 70, drops dead near town hall in Manchester (Connecticut):

2019-01-16 - Man found dead in canal in Rio Grande City (Texas):

2019-01-16 - Man found dead near Gordon Avenue in coastal Coquitlam (Canada):

2019-01-16 - Man, 63, drops dead on coastal trail at Wilson's Promontory National Park (Australia):

Quote: "A group of hikers have found the body of a man while walking along one of the coastal trails at Wilson's Promontory."

2019-01-16 - Woman, 62, found dead under tree near Alice Springs (Australia):

2019-01-16 - Woman, 66, dies after snorkeling near resort island in the Maldives:

Quote: "A 66-year-old South Korean tourist drowned Wednesday afternoon while snorkelling near the Paradise Resort. She was brought from the resort island to the ADK hospital in Malé around 5pm, police told the media. According to some reports, she died while undergoing emergency treatment. It was the second drowning accident of a tourist this year. A couple from the Philippines drowned Sunday morning while swimming near the Dhiffushi island in Kaafu atoll. The couple, who was reportedly on their honeymoon, was staying at a guesthouse on the local island."

2019-01-16 - Man, late 20s, found dead in drain in Noida (India):

2019-01-16 - Man, 48, found dead in pond in Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand):

2019-01-16 - Man slumps over dead in car on Woburn Road in Radmanthwaite (Britain):

2019-01-16 - Man found dead in the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal between Brighouse and Elland (Britain):

2019-01-16 - Pregnant woman has 'medical emergency' on passenger train in the Hutt Valley (New Zealand):

Quote: "A pregnant woman has been taken to hospital after suffering a medical emergency on a Hutt Valley train."

2019-01-16 - Driver has 'medical issue', SUV crashes into liquor store, in Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "An SUV crashed into Argonaut Wine & Liquor on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters investigating the crash say a 'minor medical issue created the situation.'"

2019-01-16 - Man, 38, has 'medical condition', car crashes, bursts into flame, in Meeker County (Minnesota), 1 injured:

Quote: "Citizens rescued a man from a burning vehicle after he had suffered a medical condition believed to have caused the one-vehicle accident in Meeker County on Wednesday afternoon. Nicholas Arens, 38, of rural Kimball, was subsequently airlifted from the accident scene by Life Link helicopter to the Hennepin County Medical Center."

2019-01-16 - Small plane crashes onto sandbar in the Missouri River outside of Townsend (Montana):

2019-01-16 - Freight train derails near Table Grove (Illinois):

2019-01-16 - Two tractor trailer crash in coastal Miami (Florida), 1+ killed:

2019-01-16 - Two tractor trailers crash just before 5:30 AM on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2019-01-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-43 in the Town of Belgium (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2019-01-16 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on US 30 near Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 injured:

2019-01-16 - SUV veers off road before 1:45 AM, plunges down embankment, hits tree, in Portland (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-01-16 - SUV crashes into home in Forest (Virginia):

2019-01-16 - Pickup truck crashes off road, plunges into creek, in Sonora (California):

2019-01-16 - Car veers off road, this pole, in Arcadia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "Despite icy road conditions throughout the county, Riva said he didn’t think that was a factor in the fatal crash. 'We’re thinking it was a medical issue that caused the accident,' he said."

2019-01-16 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, in St. Clair Shores (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "An autopsy will be conducted Jan. 17 to further identify the driver and determine if a medical event preceded the crash."

2019-01-16 - Car veers of road, crashes into home, near Lochearn (Maryland), 2 injured:

2019-01-16 - Four dogs attack and kill woman at home in Joshua Tree (California):

Quote: "Deputies say the dogs appeared well cared-for and that they don't know what prompted them to attack. Deputies say the dogs belonged to a friend who lived with Bergman and her husband and that they were considered family pets."

2019-01-16 - Coyotes attack and injure 3 pet dogs in the suburbs of Chicago (Illinois):

2019-01-16 - Two pit bulls attack and kill 5-year-old girl on Sederberg Street in White River (South Africa):

2019-01-16 - Security guard has 'medical issue' at hospital in Ada (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Ada police officials said a security guard at the hospital had a medical issue, causing the scare."

2019-01-16 - Woman, 20, collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at train station in coastal Tel Aviv (Israel):

Quote: "Naor rushed to the location specified and began performing CPR on a 20-year-old woman who had collapsed. The woman had collapsed on the platform at the HaShalom train station in Tel Aviv for unknown reasons."

2019-01-16 - Volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabujima Island (Japan):

2019-01-16 - Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near coastal Oakland (California):

2019-01-16 - Sandstorm hits Cairo (Egypt):

2019-01-16 - Enormous 'spinning ice disk' appears on river in Maine:

2019-01-16 - Indian villagers brutally attack elephant and calf with firebombs for damaging their crops:

2019-01-16 - Tylenol damages the brains of children, research reveals:

2019-01-16 - Global debt surpasses $244 trillion as nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50/day:

2019-01-16 - Marijuana users are happier than non-users, study finds:

2019-01-16 - Man with 4 wives crashes car, sends 2 wives for help, eats the other 2, in Saudi Arabia:

Quote: "Hamad is presently under intensive medical care as doctors fear his overweight condition and diabetes may have put an enormous strain on his heart and vital organs. Doctors were also surprised to learn that Hamad had lost absolutely no weight during his excruciating 13-day ordeal but had gained a healthy four pounds."

Note: Apparently wives are pretty fattening!


  1. It's gonna be bad year, Jonny. Once again you clearly point the way to what's happening through observation and solid analysis of the many phenomena occuring at the same time (ie. your reports cover incidents from the same day, worldwide). You looked at the evidence, saw that the planet is heating from below (for whatever reason) and that this has happened before! You found the mechanism by which it all goes to shit - the very gases that come from decay permeating the atmosphere and biosphere causing death and fire where ever the concentration is high enough. Excellent work.

    What is all that methane in the Arctic Ocean?

    The following was a helpful comment on Margo's video that corresponds with our own view of what might be happening:

    "Hi Margo, not had time to catch up with all your videos, but was looking at CAMS and Climate Reanalyser today and realised that the methane plumes in the Arctic are actually coming through the ice off the eastern side of Novaya Zemlya and in the East Siberian Sea. How is that even possible?"

    What follows is an attempt to address this question.
    Is methane coming up from below in warmer Arctic seas?

    Why don't the oceans freeze?

    An interesting point from this article was this:

    "Because earth's insulating crust is much thinner under the oceans than under the continents, most of the earth's internal heat escapes into the oceans. Although the temperature of the air at an ocean's surface may be freezing, the temperature of the water deep in the ocean is significantly warmer due to internal heating". [more; contains other articles with links]

    [our local weather people are all over the place with their predictions of rain to sleet to freezing rain to ice to snow to a BUNCH of snow; this morning i pushed ~ 1" off the driveway]

    Major winter storm to impact the Central and Eastern U.S. through this weekend

    An impactful Pacific storm will move east and redevelop into a significant winter storm, NWS warns. Heavy snow to the north of this storm and heavy rain to the south with freezing rain at the junction will form over the Central U.S. Friday, January 18, 2019. This system shifts into the Eastern States on Saturday, January 19 with heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast, and heavy rain from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic. [more]

    [one more personal note - my son said they lost power AGAIN yesterday when they had HIGH winds of 70 - 90 mph reported!]

    Snow depths in the Alps reach 6 metres (20 feet)

    Friday, 18 January 2019

    A very important message...

    [more below]

  2. A study shows an increase of permafrost temperature at a global scale

    Permafrost melting causes the release of carbon dioxide and methane, with its consequences, which speed up global warming

    Permafrost, the ground below the freezing point of water 0 º for two or more years, is an element of the cryosphere which has not been as much studied as other soils like glaciers or marine ice, although it plays an important role in the climate evolution of the planet and in several human activities. Now, for the first time, a review of the state of permafrost on Earth has been carried out thanks to the data analysis of more than 120 drillings distributed around the Arctic and the Antarctica, as well as in mountains and high plains worldwide.

    The study, titled "Permafrost is warming at a global scale" has been published in the journal Nature Communications, and is led by the researcher Boris Biskaborn, from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany). Among the collaborators of the study is Marc Oliva, coordinator of the Research Group Antarctic, Arctic and Alpine Environments (ANTALP), from the University of Barcelona [more]

    Investors Beware: “The World Economy Is Headed For A Recession In 2019 Unless Something Happens”

    Global economic activity has been slowing down dramatically in recent months, and now the mainstream media is filled with dire warnings that a global recession is dead ahead in 2019. And without a doubt, things do not look good right now as economic numbers from all over the globe just get bleaker and bleaker. China’s trade numbers are imploding, Germany is “careening towards recession”, and the government shutdown in the United States is taking a huge toll on the U.S. economy. In past years, the mainstream media usually tried to put a positive spin on any bad numbers, but now their mood seems completely different. [more; yeah, they've been LYING for years now, but now it's OBVIOUS!]

    Debunking the hopium around shale oil [~ 53 min. podcast]

    Art Berman, geological consultant with over 37 years experience in petroleum exploration and production, returns to the podcast this week to debunk much of the hopium currently surrounding America's shale oil output. [more]

    [seemorerocks posts Rice Farmer, so i don't have to]
    Headlines - 01/18/2019

    [last bit below]

  3. Harry Reid urges senators to push for more substantial UFO research

    [uhm, ya gotta get the government running again first]

    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants his former colleagues in the upper chamber to increase the government's efforts in studying unidentified flying objects.

    "What we found in the past is that these pilots, when they see something strange like this, they're prone not to report it for fear that the bosses will think something's wrong with them, and they don't get the promotion," Reid said Thursday in the interview. "So, many, many times they don't say a word to anybody about these strange things." [more]

    More dead whales found along the southern Gulf coast in Thailand

    Two young Omura whales have been separately found on Songkhla's beaches. They were probably from the same herd. The bodies had already started decomposing when they were found. [more]

    [coming from SOTT, this is amazing]
    Warmest first half of January ever recorded in Seattle since the 1890's

    Environment Canada issues rare special weather statement for Montreal

    Environment Canada has been busy with weather alerts and special statements throughout Montreal's cold and snowy week, and the website was back at it again this morning in a rare alert.

    This morning, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for this coming Monday - a rare release this far ahead of a storm.

    "An intense winter storm is forecast to move across New England Sunday, then the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Monday," reads the alert. "It will bring significant amounts of snow and will generate very strong and frigid northerly winds that will generate blowing snow considerably reducing visibilities and making roads very slippery." [more]

    Circumzenithal arc appears over southeast Michigan

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  5. [If a Tree Falls in the Forest and No One is Around . . .]
    Named after ancient Egyptian god of evil, darkness and destruction, Apophis asteroid could strike Earth in 2068, warn Russian scientists

    "The [asteroid's] approach causes a significant scattering of possible trajectories, among them trajectories indicating convergence in 2051," the report says. "Further orbital resonance reentries contain a great number (about one hundred) possible collisions between Apophis and the Earth, the most dangerous of them in 2068."

    If it does pass through the two-meter wide 'keyhole' during the projected 2029 flyby, it would mean an impact sometime in 2068 (though the odds of this happening are somewhere in the region of about one in 2.3 million). [more]

    Storms bring 4 feet of snow in 48 hours to Sierra Nevada resorts

    Snow covers Amman as winter storm sweeps across Jordan

    California mountain blizzard may bring up to 100 inches of snow

    Avalanche in India kills 5, another 5 missing

    [when you get clobbered by an avalanche, if you aren't crushed to a pulp, you die of asphyxiation, freeze to death, or die from lack of water (with snow all around you)!]

    Time to set the record straight: Even low levels of glyphosate are unsafe

    The Crime Of The Century

    The Banana Republican borrowed stolen tax cut for the ultra-wealthy, will be viewed as the largest theft in human history without any comparison...

    The "good news" is that this year is starting off identical to last year with a global vertical ramp. The bad news is that it's not last year.

    Deja vu of last year, the S&P is rallying into January's fourth quarter earnings reports, the only difference is that last year featured blowout earnings, whereas this year, so far earnings season has been a bust, with high profile misses by JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, American Express, Wells Fargo, and now Netflix. This week alone. To say nothing of the myriad earnings warnings leading up to this season.

    Today's fake rally is compliments of yet more *news* about a trade deal between the U.S. and China. We've only seen this movie several times, but the old age home can't remember the ending.

    Here we can see via China's largest consumer stock, the various trade deals and fake agreements that have been struck over the past year. Unfortunately for today's denialists, Trump isn't interested in a "deal", his not so hidden agenda, is to implode China.

    It's working great.

    The crime of the century: Robbing old people. [more]