Thursday, January 31, 2019

Event Update For 2019-01-30

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

2019-01-30 - Passenger plane hit by unknown 'dangerous fumes', plane returns to Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "Passengers on board a JetBlue flight from Orlando to New York Wednesday morning tweeted that they heard the pilot warn that there were 'dangerous fumes' on the plane and that they would have to return to Orlando International Airport."

2019-01-30 - Passenger plane hit by sparks and smoke, plane lands safely in coastal Tallinn (Estonia):

Quote: "The passengers of Finnair flight AY1031, operated by regional carrier Norra, were evacuated on Wednesday evening after their aircraft's cabin filled with smoke, daily Postimees reported on Thursday."

Quote: "The passenger also noted that there were 'sparks' in the cabin along with the smoke."

Note: This is the 13th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-30 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 5:20 AM and kills father and son in Canon City (Colorado):

2019-01-30 - Natural gas facility damaged by fire in Armada Township (Michigan), gas shortage ensues:

Quote: "On Wednesday night, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked everyone in the state’s lower peninsula to turn their thermostats down to 65 degrees. A fire at Consumers Energy’s Ray Natural Gas Compressor Station in suburban Detroit Wednesday shut down all gas flow from the facility. The station is responsible for about one-fifth of the state’s natural gas storage supply."

2019-01-30 - Highway Department building destroyed by massive blaze in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River, nobody there:

Quote: "Several area fire departments are battling a blaze at the Rockford Township Highway Department at 404 N. Springfield Ave. The fire was reported about 6:35 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find one of the buildings on the grounds engulfed by flames.'

2019-01-30 - US intelligence officials warn climate change is a worldwide threat:

2019-01-30 - Metal business damaged by explosion and fire in Goose Island area in Chicago (Illinois), 2 injured:

2019-01-30 - Paper plant destroyed by massive fire in Elmwood Park (New Jersey):

Quote: "Fire officials were concerned about embers from the blaze affecting nearby homes and businesses on River Drive, at the east end of the factory."

2019-01-30 - Landfill fire breaks out on Landfill Lane in Berwick (Louisiana):

2019-01-30 - Trash service business damaged by fire in Clayton (Indiana):

2019-01-30 - Trash transfer building goes up in flames at 6:25 AM next to landfill in Tinton Falls (New Jersey):

Quote: "The dump has been the scourge of the community lately with the foul odor of methane emanating from the landfill throughout the surrounding area."

Note: No such thing as a foul odor of methane, since methane is odorless. They're probably smelling hydrogen sulfide...

2019-01-30 - Underground electrical explosion and fire ignites car on street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "A transformer exploded under a car in Flatbush, setting the vehicle on fire. The incident happened on Wednesday morning on Avenue N near East 17 Street. The FDNY responded, and extinguished the blaze."

2019-01-30 - Underground electrical explosion at 6 AM blows manhole cover apart and causes blackouts in Kansas City (Missouri):

2019-01-30 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Leypark Walk in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Soham (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Ferry ship 'Lady Anne' damaged by fire while dry-docked at shipyard in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):

Quote: "On Jan 29, 2019 at 2.30 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Lady Anne' in a dry dock of the shipyard De Staart in Dordrecht during works on the ship. The fire rescue was alerted and the ship's own fire extinguishing system triggered. The fire could be extinguished soon after. Several workers were checked for smoke inhalation by an ambulance."

Note: This is the 76th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-30 - Freight train engine bursts into flame in South Stormont (Canada):

2019-01-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Warje (India):

Note: This is the 75th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Ohio Turnpike near Toledo (Ohio):

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 6:30 AM on I-5 in Salem (Oregon):

Quote: "A tractor trailer fire on northbound I-5 just north of the Chemawa Interchange (milepost 263) in Salem has traffic backed up for several miles. "

2019-01-30 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked inside barn, fire spreads, barn destroyed, near Fairbury (Illinois):

Quote: "Fairbury Asst. Fire Chief Josh Hoselton reports the department was called out to a tractor fire inside of a barn on the property of Rick Metz, located about two miles northwest of Fairbury."

2019-01-30 - Tractors and tractor dealership destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Shebrooke (Canada):

Quote: "An overnight fire has completely destroyed a John Deere tractor dealership and repair shop in Sherbrooke, causing some $3 million in damage."

Quote: "The commercial building was stocked with combustible materials, tractors, tires and equipment..."

Note: No idea how many tractors were in there, but since it was a dealership AND a tractor repair facility, I'll call it three, but that's probably quite conservative...

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Federal Highway near Sutton (Australia):

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:20 AM on the Eyre Highway east of Norseman (Australia):

Quote: "A truck has been destroyed by fire in a remote part of the WA Goldfields this morning. The prime mover and trailer carrying machinery was gutted by a suspected electrical fault, causing an estimated $335,000 damage. There was no reports of injuries in the incident, which occurred about 25 kilometres east of Norseman on the Eyre Highway."

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M42 near Ashby (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Cerney Wick, Cirencester (Britain):

Note: These are the 171st, 172nd, 173rd, 174th, 175th, 176th, 177th, 178th, 179th and 180th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-30 - Heavy plow truck bursts into flame on Route 19 in Cranberry (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-30 - Campervan bursts into flame while parked on Clarendon Road in coastal Morecambe (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Van bursts into flame while parked at gym in Mishawaka (Indiana):

2019-01-30 - SUV bursts into flame near US 61 in Scott City (Missouri):

2019-01-30 - SUV bursts into flame on I-79 in Marion County (West Virginia):

2019-01-30 - Limousine bursts into flame near the Wairau River in Blenheim (New Zealand):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame in front of school in coastal Bay Ridge (New York), 2300 feet from the ocean:

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame on Route 2 near Harvard (Massachusetts):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame on street near Emporia (Kansas):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame near Atlantic (Iowa):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Courtenay (Canada):

2019-01-30 - Jaguar bursts into flame on highway in coastal Singapore:

Quote: "A Jaguar car caught fire along the Tampines Expressway towards the Pan Island Expressway, before the Upper Changi Road North exit on Wednesday evening (Jan 30)."

Quote: "Previously, Stomp reported on a Jaguar that had caught fire at a carpark near Block 229 Pending Road on Monday (Jan 28). The flames from the burning vehicle had caused a neighbouring Suzuki to catch fire too."

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame on Claypit Street in Whitchurch (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame on the A11 near Stump Cross (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame on Meadow Drive in Gobowen, Oswestry (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Car bursts into flame at 12:09 AM on Mortal Ash Hill in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Mortal Ash Hill, Scunthorpe. Wed 30 Jan 2019 00:09 (No:01961) Car fire. Crews extinguished using one breathing apparatus and one hose reel."

2019-01-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-55 in Jefferson County (Missouri):

2019-01-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame at gas station in Russell Springs (Kentucky):

2019-01-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at school in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-01-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M11 near Saffron Walden (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Scotter Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Scotter Road, Scunthorpe. Wed 30 Jan 2019 14:28 (No:02002) Motorcyle involved in fire. Hose reel in use."

2019-01-30 - Farm vehicle bursts into flame on Gonger Lane in Mouldsworth (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Brooklyn (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Officials said the car inside the garage is a total loss, as well as some woodworking gear that was inside."

2019-01-30 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Burlington (Iowa):

Quote: "The car inside, a 1997 Audi owned by Michael Dailey, is also considered a total loss."

2019-01-30 - Car and fence go up in flames at 4:47 AM at home on Lisle Road in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 30 January, 4.47am Car and fence panel on fire, also causing minor radiated heat damage to second car and garage, Lisle Road, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-01-30 - Barn destroyed by fire in Prospect (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2019-01-30 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM in Springdale (Arkansas):

2019-01-30 - Flooring business devastated by huge fire in Mesa (Arizona):

2019-01-30 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire on Prospect Street in Lexington (North Carolina):

2019-01-30 - Food bank warehouse goes up in flames in Mount Pearl (Canada):

Quote: "The blaze at the Community Food Sharing Association's warehouse in Mount Pearl, N.L., claimed food worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, officials say. 'It's devastating… we have absolutely no food,' said CFSA general manager Eg Walters. 'We don't even have one can of soup now that we could distribute.'"

2019-01-30 - Outbuilding goes up in flames on Cropton Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cropton Road, Hull. Wed 30 Jan 2019 19:28 (No:02019) Outbuilding involved in fire. Four breathing apparatus and one hose reel in use."

2019-01-30 - ATM bursts into flame at exhibition ground, fire spreads, 100 shops destroyed, in Hyderabad (India):

2019-01-30 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2019-01-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the Hunting Park area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 3 injured:

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire on Mountain Spring Lane in Spring Mills (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Fayetteville (Georgia), nobody there:

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire on Resha Road in Lafayette Parish (Louisiana):

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Warfield (Kentucky):

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire in New Washington (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-30 - Home destroyed by fire just after 5 AM on Kent Street in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-01-30 - Two homes destroyed by fire, another heavily damaged, in Jonesboro (Georgia):

2019-01-30 - Triple-decker home heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in coastal Roxbury (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-01-30 - Fourplex apartment building damaged by fire on Ferdinand Avenue in Roanoke (Virginia):

2019-01-30 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Colerain Township (Ohio):

2019-01-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Camp Creek Parkway in College Park (Georgia):

2019-01-30 - Deadly fire rips through home in Akron (Ohio), 4 killed:

Note: Charred pickup truck in the driveway in some of the pics...

2019-01-30 - Deadly fire burns home in the Back of the Yards area in Chicago (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-01-30 - Deadly fire destroys home before 1 AM near Salina (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2019-01-30 - Vacant building burns in the Spring Garden area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-30 - Vacant home burns at 6:50 AM in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2019-01-30 - Rare Bryde's whale strands and dies on island near Everglades National Park (Florida):

2019-01-30 - Two men, 49 and 68, die within hours of each other while swimming in coastal Krabi (Thailand):

Quote: "A Polish tourist swimming at Ao Nang and a Canadian tourist swimming at Phi Phi Island have died after being pulled from the water unconscious within hours of each other in Krabi yesterday(Jan 30)."

2019-01-30 - Two teens found dead in submerged car in Lake Summit in Henderson County (North Carolina):

2019-01-30 - Man, 31, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Kilauea (Hawaii):

Quote: "A man died in waters off Kauapea Beach in Kilauea Wednesday afternoon. He was identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Seim of Washington state."

2019-01-30 - Driver has 'medical issue' and slumps over dead before 6 AM in car on highway ramp in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "One driver is dead after suffering a medical issue on the interstate Wednesday morning. According to Indiana State Police, a driver passed away while traveling down the ramp from I-465 to I-70 WB near the airport on the city's west side. The incident happened before 6 a.m. Police say there was no crash and that vehicle simply came to a stop in the road."

2019-01-30 - Woman, 51, found dead on Gougeville Spring Road in Cadyville (New York):

Quote: "Police said the woman was dressed for the weather, and is believed to have been walking outside when she may have suffered a medical event."

2019-01-30 - Man, 60, found dead on Woodingham Drive in East Lansing (Michigan):

Quote: "We do not know if the individual suffered a medical emergency while outside causing his death or if his death was a direct result of exposure to the elements..."

Note: Or a medical emergency causing unconsciousness followed by freezing to death while unconscious. Anyone can lose consciousness, spaz out with a seizure or drop dead at anytime now. If you lose consciousness or have a seizure then where you are and what you're doing may determine if you survive or die...

2019-01-30 - College student, man, found dead outside university building in Iowa City (Iowa), 300 feet from the Iowa River:

2019-01-30 - Man found dead in creek in McKinney (Texas):

2019-01-30 - Person found dead in sugar cane field in Mission (Texas):

2019-01-30 - Woman in her 60s drops dead outside home in Perkinsville (Vermont), near the White River:

2019-01-30 - Man, 19, found dead in coastal Dutch Harbor (Alaska):

2019-01-30 - Man found dead in bucket truck on General Washington Drive in Alexandria (Virginia):

2019-01-30 - Woman found dead in car in parking lot in Fargo (North Dakota):

2019-01-30 - Man, 29, found dead near building on Monument Street in Jackson (Mississippi):

2019-01-30 - Woman found dead in coastal Ventura Harbor (California):

2019-01-30 - Man found dead in the water at coastal Sandringham Beach (Australia):

2019-01-30 - Girl, 16, found dead in building in Manchester (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Man has 'medical emergency' and drops dead in Burton (Britain):

Quote: "A man has sadly died after suffering a medical emergency in Burton."

2019-01-30 - Man drops dead on Upper St Giles Street in Norwich (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Man found dead at beach at coastal Spittal Point, near Berwick-upon-Tweed (Britain):

2019-01-30 - Driver has seizure, SUV crashes through fence, hits van, in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Officers on the scene say that the driver suffered a seizure while driving and ran off the road and through the fence. The vehicle then struck another car that was parked in the yard."

2019-01-30 - Man, 27, has 'medical event' and slumps over unconscious, car crashes into tree, near Alex (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Tyler Hicks, 27, of Alex, had a medical event that caused him to black out while driving, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol."

2019-01-30 - Woman, 63, has 'medical emergency', car crashes, near Yukon (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a Summersville woman was injured Wednesday night after apparently suffering a medical emergency while driving."

2019-01-30 - Medical plane carrying 3 people crashes into the ocean near coastal Kake (Alaska), all aboard presumed dead:

Quote: "Aircraft debris found in the waters off a Southeast Alaska village belongs to a missing medevac plane carrying three crew members, the air ambulance company confirmed Thursday."

2019-01-30 - Small plane carrying 2 people goes missing near Whatì (Canada):

2019-01-30 - Small plane makes emergency landing on beach on coastal Jeffreys Bay (South Africa), engine failure:

2019-01-30 - Tanker truck veers off road and overturns on I-79 near Lost Creek (West Virginia):

2019-01-30 - Tanker truck overturns at 5 AM, bursts into flame, near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 2+ killed:

2019-01-30 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-90 in Kane County (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-01-30 - Two tractor trailers crash at 4 AM on US 301 near coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer crashes into median, bursts into flame, on I-65 in Clark County (Indiana), separate fatal crash ensues:

2019-01-30 - Tractor trailer crashes into guardrail and overturns at 1:30 AM on I-80 near Vacaville (California):

2019-01-30 - Minibus taxi overturns on street in Johannesburg (South Africa), 13 injured:

2019-01-30 - Car crashes into median in the wee hours, bursts into flame, on I-70 near St. Louis (Missouri), 1 killed:

2019-01-30 - Car crashes into restaurant near Blountville (Tennessee):

2019-01-30 - Shark attacks and kills man, rips leg off, at Réunion Island (France):

2019-01-30 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man in Vithura (India), near coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2019-01-30 - Swarm of bee attacks and stings people in crowd at stadium during cricket match in coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2019-01-30 - Hippo attacks and kills 10-year-old boy at Lake Bogoria (Kenya):

2019-01-30 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Whitehall (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-30 - Top NZ scientists on the effects of the heatwave in New Zealand:

2019-01-30 - Mount Merapi erupts and unleashes river of lava in Indonesia:

2019-01-30 - Magnitude 4.8 earthquake shakes Polkowice (Poland), mine damaged, miners rescued:

2019-01-30 - A foot of rain in six hours causes flooding in North Queensland (Australia):

2019-01-30 - Hail and heavy rain hit Melbourne (Australia):

2019-01-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Townsville (Australia):

2019-01-30 - US Army develops mysterious supergun that can hit targets 1150 miles away:


  1. Wow, Jonny - whole lotta crazy shit goin' on in this report!

    An entire Highway Dept. building burning up combined with a dealership added to all the electrical infrastructure fires, vehicle fires, damage from all these accidents, not to mention all the payouts for deaths - these things co$t MONEY (ie. insurance claims going through the roof)!

    Planes exploding, others having to abort trips due to mysterious "odors" on-board, train engines and large ships damaged by fire - all these have to be insured! Sooner or later the insurance industry will collapse because it can't pay out what it owes! These institutions (and banks) follow the stock market, which, if you haven't looked lately, isn't doing well.

    i see a bad moon risin' . ..

    [oh, so now it happens in COLD weather TOO!]
    Friday, 1 February 2019

    Nuclear reactor closed down in freeze
    Below-freezing temps shut down Salem nuclear reactor

    Almost a million kids without school as the UK grinds to a halt after the arrival of a "snow bomb" abandoned cars causing chaos on the roads

    The annual chaos has hit the UK after a snowstorm has ground the country to a halt.

    According to The Daily Mail, at least 2,000 schools across Britain serving nearly a million children are shut.

    As the Met Office told motorists not to abandon their cars 100's of people have done just that and have abandoned their cars causing chaos on the roads.

    As expected buses and train journeys have been cancelled leaving many people stranded. [more]

    Global energy transition powers surge in demand for metals

    “A major increase in virgin raw material extraction will have severe consequences for local communities and the environment, including large emissions of greenhouse gases,” the European Parliament report warns. [more]

    Read the rest of the gory details at BIV. [link @ site]

    US oil lease near sacred park pushes forward

    U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico and other areas sacred to Native American tribes. [more]

    Unprecedented rise in South Island ocean temperatures

    As the country grapples with some of the hottest weather on record, new research has found ocean temperatures around the South Island are also reaching unprecedented levels. [more]

    Climate Cast Update & Earthquake Report with Margo (Jan. 31, 2019) [~ 79 min.]

    [more below]

  2. January 2019 was the warmest month in Australia since records began 2018 was third warmest 2017 fourth

    Now the floods! From colder than the Antarctic to Springtime in a couple of days as -40 deg F (-40 deg C) becomes 60 deg F (16 deg C)

    [i'm sure this will mess up plant life]

    Clear skies in NYC without the planes flying
    Shades of 9/11? [From Dr.Naomi Wolf]

    [Robin has a LOT of really good info regarding Venezuela today]

    Venezuela’s collapse is a window into how the Oil Age will unravel [Nafeez Ahmed]

    Sightings of oarfish put Japanese on alert for earthquake, tsunami

    Japan's social media has gone into nervous overdrive following the discovery of a number of deep-sea fish traditionally thought to be harbingers of natural disaster.

    On Monday, an oarfish measuring nearly four metres from snout to tail was found tangled in a fishing net off the port of Imizu, in the north-coast prefecture of Toyama. The fish was already dead but was later taken to the nearby Uozu Aquarium to be studied.

    Two more of the slender, snake-like fish were discovered in Toyama Bay nine days earlier. A record four oarfish were found in Toyama Bay in 2015 but that could be surpassed this year.

    The species - characterised by long silver bodies and red fins - usually inhabit deep waters and the fish are rarely seen from the surface, although legend has it that when oarfish rise to shallow waters, disaster is near. [more]

    Rare Bryde's whale found dead in Florida Bay, cause of death still unknown

    The Bryde's whale is uncommon here; researchers say there are only a few dozen in the Gulf of Mexico. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. US shivers in 'once-in-a-generation' polar vortex - Death toll hits 21 as temperatures drop to -48C (UPDATE)

    More than 55 million people currently face below-freezing temperatures.

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois as well as in the normally more clement southern states of Alabama and Mississippi. [more; SOTT still peddling their GSM b/s]

    Cuba's strongest tornado in nearly 80 years kills at least four (UPDATE)

    Enormous cavity and melting discovered beneath Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier - and it's growing

    Antarctica is not in a good place. In the space of only decades, the continent has lost trillions of tonnes of ice at alarming rates we can't keep up with, even in places we once thought were safe.

    Now, a stunning new void has been revealed amidst this massive vanishing act, and it's a big one: a gigantic cavity growing under West Antarctica that scientists say covers two-thirds the footprint of Manhattan and stands almost 300 metres (984 ft) tall. [more; hey, what happened to GSM HERE, then?]

    Loud boom, rumble heard in Panama City Beach, Florida

    Three children killed by landslide in Bangladesh

    Dozens rescued from flooding after heavy rain in Saudi Arabia - At least 12 people killed (UPDATE)

    Lightning bolt kills 4 farmworkers in South Africa

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 1.31.19 Toxic air forces Thai officials to close Bangkok schools for rest of week [~ 16 min.]

  4. News Links, February 1, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    LG Electronics' fourth quarter profit plunges as rivals crowd TV business

    Copper Industry Carnage: The Worst Is Yet To Come

    Is Paul Krugman (a Nobel Laureate) smarter than a high-school graduate?

    Too Big to Bail, Too Big to Jail: Italy in Recession With Very Troubled Banks

    Time is running out for Deutsche Bank to turn around on its own: sources

    Here's how hard China's slowdown could hit global economic growth

    Tesla Job Cuts Include More Than 1,000 Workers in California

    Return of supersonic jets could create sonic booms 'every five minutes,' study says

    Trump Warns Europeans Not to Defy US Sanctions Against Iran

    EU Still Aims To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions On Iran

    U.S. May Have To Back Off Iran Sanctions Again

    Russia Warns Low-Yield US Nuke Increases Risk Of Nuclear War

    Lawmakers renew challenge to Trump over Yemen, Saudi Arabia

    UN: Saudi-Led War on Yemen has Killed 6,700 Children, Left 358,000 Severely Malnourished

    The U.S. Air Force May Not Buy New Stealth Tanker After All, and the Light Attack Aircraft Could be Dead Too

    Germany officially knocks F-35 out of competition to replace Tornado

    U.S. to announce suspension of compliance with nuclear pact: officials

    US charges Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with conspiracy, money laundering [oh, like we have here?!]

    Senate Vote Opposes Ending US Wars in Syria, Afghanistan [so send YOUR kids, senators!]

    Thieves are breaking into cars to steal a metal more valuable than gold [palladium in catalytic converters]

    Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to open by November

    Iran's Asian Oil Clients Restart Imports At Low Rates
    Situation critical for critical metals

    Recall: More than 36,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets may contain rubber, USDA says

    Fruit juices, for kids and adults, may include lead and other metals, study finds

    More extreme and more frequent: Drought and aridity in the 21st century

    Scientists demand military sonar ban to end mass whale strandings

    Scientists find that we are living through a record-setting 'period of significant warmth' [but, but GSM!!]

    Mike Pompeo's Deranged Foreign Policy

    Assange Indictment – If There Is One – to Remain Under Wraps

    U.S., China take the lead in race for artificial intelligence: U.N.

    'Media Bias Fact Check' Smears WikiLeaks, Supports Western Propaganda Machine

    Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

    Report: 63 out of America's largest 75 cities can't pay their bills, acquired $330 billion in unfunded debt

    Alarm triggered at onetime nuclear fuel facility in Ibaraki after radioactive substances leaked

    China says its manufacturing activity contracted for the second-straight month in January

    Jackboots in the Morning: No One Is Spared From This American Nightmare [good read]

    Another shutdown spells deeper pain for U.S. economy: Moody's

    Trump's troop order to the southern border will cost taxpayers over $600 million

    US no longer in top 20 least corrupt countries in the world, major new survey finds

    A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists

    Claims for US jobless benefits bounce up 53,000 to 253,000
    [so much for phony unemployment #s]

    Appeals Court: Police do not need a reason to place Americans on a Suspicious Person List

  5. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
    How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming
    by Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University

    Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico

    Till debt do us part: Russia and China continue dumping US Treasuries

    Pakistan pivoting from US to China, Saudi Arabia & UAE

    More bad news for Monsanto: The hits keep coming

    Drug-addled man bites dog and then FBI agent during nude neighborhood rampage

    The cop, unable to convince Phillips to heed his commands, opted to pepper spray the naked man, determining he was "under the influence of an unknown substance," when Phillips charged at the FBI agent - who had merely "stopped to assist the officer," according to the report - and chomped down on his neck. [more; how did he "determine" the man was drugged?]

    Bad news for America's MIC: Germany officially knocks F-35 fighter jet out of competition to replace Tornado

    Evacuations after rivers overflow in Arica, Peru

    Hundreds evacuated after flooding in Iran and Iraq

    Lake Michigan has completely frozen over amid extremely dangerous temperatures
    Lake Michigan has completely frozen over amid extremely dangerous temperatures

    Meteor EXPLODES, shatters windows in Pinar del Río, Cuba - after streaking over Florida Keys