Thursday, January 31, 2019

Event Update For 2019-01-31

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

2019-01-31 - Antarctic glacier melting from below and losing billions of tons of ice more than previously thought:

Quote: "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."

Quote: "Researchers say the cavity would once have been large enough to hold some 14 billion tonnes of ice. Even more disturbing, the researchers say it lost most of this ice volume over the last three years alone."

2019-01-31 - Car goes up in flames and kills people on Mascarene Road in coastal St. George (Canada):

Quote: "One person is dead after a vehicle fire in St. George. RCMP Sgt. Nick Arbour said officers dispatched to the fire on Mascarene Road on Wednesday night found a dead person inside. Police have identified the person but would not release a name, age or gender because no foul play is suspected."

2019-01-31 - Truck bursts into flame and burns driver to death on highway near coastal Mumbai (India):

Quote: "The truck was carrying gas cylinders and was on its way from Gujarat to Mumbai. It caught fire near Manor overbridge in Nandgaon village Thursday night around 8pm. Driver Santosh Yadav was charred to death..."

2019-01-31 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):

Quote: "A Delta flight to Los Angeles International Airport landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday night after the 'pilot declared an emergency,' a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. Delta Air Lines Flight 1975 landed at JFK around 9:20 p.m., officials said. Possible smoke was reported in the cockpit, an FAA spokesman said."

Note: This is the 14th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-31 - Fifteen cars destroyed by fire while parked at airport in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "A law enforcement source tells News 4 a total of 17 cars were burned, all but two of them totaled. A cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appears to have started in one of the vehicles that was toasted."

2019-01-31 - Eight cars destroyed by fire at 4:15 AM, ten more damaged, while parked at apartments in Anaheim (California):

Quote: "A fire tore through a carport at an Anaheim apartment complex early Thursday, Jan. 31, charring eight vehicles and damaging 10 others."

2019-01-31 - Seven U-Haul trucks destroyed by fire at 2 AM while parked at U-Haul facility in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "Several U-Haul trucks are destroyed after a fire ripped through them in the early hours of Thursday. The fire happened at 7300 NE Sandy Blvd, which is a 24-hour drop-off site for U-Haul vehicles. It's unclear what caused the blaze, but since the trucks were parked so close together, it spread and damaged multiple trucks."

2019-01-31 - Apartment building damaged by explosion in Portsmouth (Ohio):

Note: This is the 14th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-01-31 - Oilfield fire breaks out near Duchesne (Utah), home evacuated:

2019-01-31 - Landfill fire breaks out in Ivanovka (Azerbaijan), state of emergency declared:

2019-01-31 - Swamp fire breaks out on Lake Connewarre (Australia), 2 miles from the ocean:

2019-01-31 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole near school in St Day (Britain):

2019-01-31 - Wildfire breaks out in Menengai Forest in Nakuru County (Kenya):

2019-01-31 - Heavy truck(s), construction vehicles and building destroyed by huge fire at 5 AM at paving business in Big Beaver (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "'The scope of the building is there’s black top equipment inside. I believe a tri-axle, a couple graters, all heavy equipment,' said Chief Crepp."

2019-01-31 - Heavy equipment dealer damaged by fire in Plains Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Medico Industries sells heavy equipment like forklifts and excavators."

2019-01-31 - Container ship 'APL Vancouver' hit by container fire near coastal Vung Ro Bay (Vietnam):

Quote: "Container ship APL VANCOUVER has fire on board, in containers on cargo deck, fire started on Jan 31 or earlier. The ship en route from Shenzhen to Singapore had to interrupt voyage and head to Vietnam waters, sailing to small Vung Ro Bay in Phu Yen Province."

2019-01-31 - Cargo ship 'Xin Hua Sheng' bursts into flame at 6:45 AM near coastal Yancheng (China):

Quote: "The entire crew of 11 onboard a cargo ship that caught fire Thursday morning in sea waters off the coast of east China's Jiangsu Province have been rescued. The fire broke out around 6:45 a.m. when the cargo ship was 100 nautical miles off the east shore of Dafeng District in the city of Yancheng, according to the Maritime Search and Rescue Center of the neighboring city of Lianyungang."

Note: These are the 77th and 78th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-31 - School bus bursts into flame near Granger High School in West Valley City (Utah):

2019-01-31 - School bus bursts into flame on NW 61st Street in Tamarac (Florida), near the coast:

Note: These are the 26th and 27th school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 76th and 77th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-01-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Craven Road in Reading (Britain):

Note: This is the 78th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-01-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on US 26 east of Swan Valley (Idaho):

2019-01-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Catoosa (Oklahoma):

2019-01-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway, driver pulls burning truck over to hotel, near coastal Oamaru (New Zealand):

Quote: "A firefighter has praised the quick-thinking actions of a Summerland truck driver who was able to safely pull over as his trailers were being engulfed in flames north of Oamaru. St Andrews Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Rob Usmar said the driver of the truck did the right thing when he pulled off the highway about 7.41am and parked in the truck stop behind Makikihi Country Hotel."

2019-01-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame inside tunnel near Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

Quote: "A trailer lorry caught fire in the Genting Sempah Tunnel on the KL-Karak Expressway early this morning, triggering an 11km crawl of motorists heading to the East Coast of the peninsula. Bernama reported that the trailer lorry’s cab section was charred, but that the driver was unhurt in the incident."

2019-01-31-  Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 near Derby (Britain):

Note: These are the 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th and 185th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-31 - RV bursts into flame on I-275 in Wayne County (Michigan):

Quote: "Multiple WWJ Traffic tipsters reported the vehicle was a camper or motorcoach that was pulling a pick-up truck."

Note: This is the 34th RV to burn/explode in 2019...
2019-01-31 - Van bursts into flame on Mill Lane in Neston (Britain):

2019-01-31 - SUV bursts into flame on Rockydale Road near Cave Junction (Oregon):

2019-01-31 - SUV bursts into flame at shopping center in Worthington (Ohio):

2019-01-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Canton (Ohio):

2019-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2019-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on the Don Holt Bridge over the Cooper River in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on Market Street in Sunbury (Pennsylvania), near the Susquehanna River:

2019-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 141 in Prices Corner (Delaware):

2019-01-13 - Car bursts into flame on road near Holman (Texas):

2019-01-13 - Car bursts into flame at 5:16 AM on street near the Eel River (California):

2019-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on the A11 near Carrow (Britain):

2019-01-31 - Car bursts into flame on St James Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "St James Road, Bridlington. Thu 31 Jan 2019 09:13 (No:02054) Car fire, extinguished with bucket of water by member of public prior to arrival of Fire Service. Vehcile made safe, inspection only."

2019-01-31 - Commercial vehicle bursts into flame on New Kings Road in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-01-31 - Four vehicles and garage go up in flames at 4 AM at home in Macon (Georgia):

2019-01-31 - Pickup truck and auto shop go up in flames in Warrensburg (New York):

Quote: "A pickup truck, two snowmobiles and a four-wheeler were inside the building, and the truck appeared to have been destroyed."

2019-01-31 - Pickup truck and porch go up in flames just before 1 AM at home on Tams Drive in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2019-01-31 - RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home on South Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack (New Hampshire):

2019-01-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in East Hampton (Connecticut), 14 cattle killed:

2019-01-31 - Barn destroyed by fire on Canyon Drive in Meriden (Connecticut), 2 animals killed:

2019-01-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Puyallup (Washington):

2019-01-31 - Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone bursts into flame as man walks along canal in South Florida:

Quote: "A South Florida man says he was walking along a canal when his mobile phone overheated and spontaneously caught fire."

2019-01-31 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Bushwick area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters tried to attack the fire from the interior, which officials said was filled with 'a lot of stock and a delivery van of some type,' but they were later pulled from the building and began to fight the flames from the exterior, fire officials said."

2019-01-31 - Rec center heavily damaged by fire in Scarborough (Canada):

2019-01-31 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Springfield (Illinois):

2019-01-31 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Springfield (Illinois), nobody there:

2019-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Bunker Hill Road in New Castle (Delaware):

2019-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 7 AM on Wabada Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), 1 injured:

2019-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Nashville (Tennessee):

2019-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 2 AM on Quaker Neck Road in Bozman (Maryland):

2010-01-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2019-01-31 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Brookland (Arkansas), nobody there:

2019-01-31 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 6:20 AM on Lassiter Road in Holly Springs (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-01-31 - Two-unit condo building destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM on Seaside Avenue in coastal Saco (Maine), 320 feet from the ocean, nobody there:

2019-01-31 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Broad Street in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "Earlier in the day, a fire at Newark Airport torched at least a dozen cars and temporarily shut down a parking garage in Terminal C."

2019-01-31 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Towson (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Winding River Drive in Sandy Springs (Georgia), 2 injured:

2019-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Bristol (Indiana), 700 feet from the St. Joseph River:

2019-01-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire before 5:30 AM on Carlin Springs Road in Fairfax County (Virginia):

2019-01-31 - High-rise apartment building damaged by maintenance shop fire in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2019-01-31 - Deadly fire burns storage facility on West Spring Street in Winooski (Vermont), 1 killed:

2019-01-31 - Deadly fire burns home in Virgie (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-01-31-  Deadly fire burns home on Arbor Drive in New Hartford (New York), 1 killed:

2019-01-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM in Ogden (Kansas), 4 killed:

2019-01-31 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 1 AM in Chatham area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-01-31 - Deadly basement fire burns home at midnight in Glen Burnie (Maryland), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2019-01-31 - Deadly basement fire burns home on 60th Avenue in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed:

2019-01-31 - Vacant home burns at 1:30 AM on Chestnut Street in Camden (New Jersey):

2019-01-31 - Vacant home burns just before 4 AM in Pueblo (Colorado):

2019-01-31 - Three deepwater oarfish found dead in the water in Japan:

2019-01-31 - Two men go fishing, next seen dead in the water near coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-01-31 - Two brothers, 25 and 23, die in the water at mining pit in Kwakrom (Ghana):

2019-01-31 - Man, 69, FedEx worker, drops dead in East Moline (Illinois):

Quote: "A medical issue is suspected in the death of a 69-year-old Federal Express worker in East Moline whose body was discovered Thursday morning by another worker, Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said."

2019-01-31 - Naked middle-aged man found dead in pond in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-01-31 - Man found dead at 5:30 AM at homeless camp near Julia Tuttle Causeway in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

2019-01-31 - Man found dead outside camper on Roy Farlow Road in Sophia (North Carolina):

2019-01-31 - Man found dead in yard at his home in Cudahy (Wisconsin):

2019-01-31 - Woman, 43, found dead at 5:21 AM on West Williams Street in Petersburg (Illinois):

2019-01-31 - Man, 29, has trouble breathing and dies in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "Griffin’s roommate told investigators they were trying to find an area to fish when Griffin said he was having trouble breathing."

2019-01-31 - Man, 52, found dead along I-55 between Senatobia and Coldwater (Mississippi):

2019-01-31 - Girl, 6, falls into creek and dies at apartments in Dekalb County (Georgia):

2019-01-31 - Man, 69, found dead in bus shelter near Williamsville (New York):

2019-01-31 - Boy, 12, found dead in lake in coastal Port Klang (Malaysia):

2019-01-31 - Man, 59, found dead in the Agno River in Pangasinan Province (Philippine Islands):

2019-01-31 - Man, 31, dies while swimming in dam reservoir in Moshupa (Botswana):

2019-01-31 - Woman, 19, found dead in canal in Kota (India):

2019-01-31 - Man in his 30s or 40s found dead near river in Coventry (Britain):

2019-02-01 - Woman, 53, found dead on Bethel Place in coastal Connah's Quay (Britain):

2019-02-01 - Man, 50, has 'medical emergency' and dies in coastal Connah's Quay (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died following a medical emergency in Connah's Quay. District Inspector Gareth Cust, of the North Flintshire policing team, confirmed the Welsh Ambulance Service alerted the police force to the medical emergency involving a male living in Bethel Place. The 50-year-old was transported to the Countess of Chester hospital where he later died."

2019-01-31 - Man in his 50s has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal St. John's (Canada):

Quote: "Almost two hours later, when the Boeing 767-400 jet was west of Newfoundland in Canada, the crew contacted air traffic controllers at Gander Centre to advise them they were declaring a medical emergency. The crew reported they had a man in his 50s on board who was showing symptoms of a 'possible stroke' and confirmed they wished to divert to St. John’s in Newfoundland."

2019-01-31 - Man has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to airport in coastal Prestwick (Scotland):

Quote: "The circumstances surrounding the emergency are not yet known but it is understood the emergency involved a man on board. Is has been confirmed to be a medical issue."

2019-01-31 - Man, 73, has 'medical episode', pickup truck hits car then plunges into dry retention pond, in Spring Hill (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 73-year-old Spring Hill man died Thursday after suffering a medical episode and crashing into another vehicle on County Line Road."

Quote: "He entered the path of a Chevy Malibu driven by Christine Eith, 53, of Hudson. The truck was then propelled into a dry retention pond."

2019-01-31 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode' and slumps over unconscious, pickup truck mows down man, in San Antonio (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man was struck by a pickup and killed outside his West Side San Antonio home Thursday morning after the driver suffered a medical episode and lost control of his vehicle, police said. The driver was traveling down Picoso Street in his silver Ford F-150 when he lost consciousness near the intersection of Colima Street, San Antonio Police Officer Doug Greene said."

2019-01-31 - Boy, 17, goes into cardiac arrest while driving in suburb of coastal Wellington (New Zealand):

Quote: "Members of the public helped keep a 17-year-old boy alive by performing CPR after he went into cardiac arrest while driving. The teenager was driving a car on Burma Rd, near Onslow College, in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville on Thursday afternoon when the unexpected incident happened."

2019-01-31 - Small plane crashes into wooded area near Katy (Texas), all aboard killed:

Quote: "They said it appears the plane took a nose dive into the ground."

Note: That's what would happen if the pilot slumped over unconscious or dead...

2019-01-31 - Tanker truck and car crash, huge fire erupts, on US 301 near Santee (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-01-31 - Car veers off road, crashes into utility pole, in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2019-01-31 - Man strips naked and jumps on vehicles in traffic in Nairobi (Kenya):

2019-01-31 - Family dog attacks and injures mother and baby in Perkasie (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-31 - Landslide kills 3 children in coastal Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh):

2019-01-31 - Sinkhole causing problems at home in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2019-01-31 - Water supplies running low in Harare (Zimbabwe):

Quote: "The city fathers early this year made a startling revelation that the capital city is left with 18 months supply of water due to the dwindling water levels due to siltation at Harare's main water supplier Lake Chivero. This has precipitated water rationing in a city where there have been erratic water supplies."

2019-01-31 - Power outage blacks out 45,000 homes in the suburbs of coastal Sydney (Australia):

2019-01-31 - Water main breaks, bridge closed, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2019-01-31 - Teen boy, talented football player, has seizure in Buford (Georgia):

Quote: "One of Gwinnett County’s top high school football players was hospitalized Thursday with a serious medical condition. Buford senior running back, and Daily Post Offensive Player of the Year, Derrian Brown suffered an apparent seizure early Thursday morning and was transported to a local hospital, sources close to his family told the Daily Post."

2019-01-31 - China's methane emissions rising despite tougher laws:

2019-01-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Iran and Iraq:


  1. Ah, finally - a GOOD use for these damn cell phones - detecting (and reacting to) toxic, flammable gases in the atmosphere, as that guy walking along a canal demonstrated.

    Hey, how about all those barns, cars, homes and SWAMPS bursting into flames, eh?!

    Lookit all 'em people dyin' suddenly doing "normal" activities.

    Jonny produces the evidence every day. JJFH is the real deal.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 2.1.19 Democrats Killed the Green New Deal [~ 33 min.]

    Saturday, 2 February 2019

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Feb. 1, 2019) [~ 77 min.]

    USGS Lead Scientist Bullsh@tting the Planet about Methane Danger? [Yale video: ~ 7 min., response video: ~ 21 min.]

    [more later, meeting oldest son for breakfast @ Jennie's]

  2. After record-breaking heatwave Parts of Australia now hit with once-in-a-century flooding as monsoon-burst dumps a months rain in hours

    the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area. [more]

    [the entire southern hemisphere, not just Australia]
    Temperatures above 42-degrees Celsius (108 F) are causing overcrowding on Rio beaches as temps break 97 year old record in Brazil

    One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI

    The move is sure to raise privacy concerns as law enforcement gains the ability to match DNA from crime scenes to a vast library of possible relatives.

    Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home-testing kits enable people to trace their ancestry and locate relatives, is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its vast genealogy database in an effort to solve violent crime cases, BuzzFeed News has learned. [more]

    [from INCOMING!!]
    Sonic boom shatters windows as meteor explodes over Cuba, numerous meteorites found

    A relatively big meteor exploded over the town of Vinales in western Cuba at 18:19 UTC (13:19 local time) on Friday, February 1, 2019. The object produced a loud sonic boom and left a long trail of smoke. Numerous meteorites have already been found. [more; first video actually capture the BOOM - scares the shit out of the birds and dog]

    [just posting this because it's important; most can't read it]
    Saturday, 2 February 2019

    Dr.Andrew Glikson's latest paper on future climate change trends

    A Revision of Future Climate Change Trends

    Portents of collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Ocean Circulation (AMOC)
    The development of large cold water pools south and east of Greenland (Rahmstorf et al. 2015⁽¹⁵⁾) and at the fringe of West Antarctica (Figures 1 and 5) signify early stages in the development of a stadial, consistent with the decline in the Atlantic Meridional Ocean Circulation (AMOC) (Figure 4).

    Imminent climate risks [more]
    [modeling the climate from 21st to 23rd centuries . .]

    [local s.e. PA weather update: warm all week, nights above freezing starting Mon.; today's high 36, bright sun]

    Mudslides, floods, rain, howling winds, 10 feet of snow: California braces for powerful, dangerous storm

    Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years after his death his genius shines as bright as ever

    May 2 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death in Amboise in France [more]

    This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. [link]

    Mass censorship by Twitter of Venezuela

    No wonder it is hard to find information!

    Twitter Bans 2,000 Pro-Maduro Accounts As Demands For Regime Change Escalate

    [more below]

  3. Saturday, 2 February 2019
    Towards confrontation on Columbia/ Venezuela border?
    Columbia Moves Military to Venezuela’s Border


    [if you've been watching Margo, you already know this]
    The true state of China’s emissions of CO2, CH4 and other greenhouse gasses

    [contains this article by Robert Hunziker]
    CO2 on Track for Largest Rise in 62 Years

    [well FINALLY, some closure!]
    FBI Concludes Las Vegas Massacre 'Motiveless', Leaving Deep State Prime Suspect

    The problem for US authorities, and indeed for US society as a whole, is that this non-answer leaves a gaping wound in public awareness, emboldens the perpetrators and their patrons, and increases the likelihood of such crimes happening again.

    [oh, uh . . . guess not...]


    The tanks were deliberately targeted not to attack the US government per se, but to draw attention to an important US military-intelligence facility and thereby leave a 'signature' in the form of a message to officials and investigators who may be wavering: 'play ball with the lone gunman cover-up and do NOT say or do anything that exposes us'. [more]

    Cold War is on: Russia suspends INF Treaty in 'mirror response' to US halting the agreement, greenlights creation of hypersonic mid-range missile

    Typhus epidemic worsens in Los Angeles as city Prosecutor contracts disease

    Mountains of trash causing 'medieval disease' to spread to LA City Hall

    The epidemic of typhus in Los Angeles, California has spread from homeless encampments to City Hall. Local authorities say they are trying to address the problem, but critics point to mountains of trash lining the streets. [more]

    'Moral disgrace': EU Parliament lectures world on rule of law then destroys it in Venezuela

    Exciting news from France: Marine le Pen is the country's new president. After the Macron regime plunged the country into political crisis, Mrs Le Pen took the oath of office on Place de la Concorde on Friday before a small crowd of gilets jaunes (yellow vests) specially assembled - with the TV cameras - for the occasion.

    Proclaiming that she was acting according to Article 7 of the Constitution of the 5th Republic, Mrs Le Pen announced that Emmanuel Macron is no longer in office. To be sure, the government and civil service, the police and the armed forces all continue to operate normally, and Mr Macron continues to work in the Elysée Palace as usual, while Mrs Le Pen is under investigation for financial irregularities. But as she has received official recognition from both Russia and China, she has now become the legitimate president of France.

    Of course, this fictitious scenario is ridiculous. But it is no more ridiculous than the recognition of Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela, voted by the European Parliament on January 31, one week after the recognition of him by US President Donald Trump. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. [and now for the blatantly obvious]
    Existence of alien life 'much more likely than previously thought' - NASA admin

    Avalanche kills 3 people in Anantnag, India

    Stray leopard attacks four people in Jalandhar, India [includes exciting video]

    Health Canada is 'dead wrong' to OK weedkiller glyphosate, American lawyers say

    [Big Med is not your friend]
    The modern tragedy of fake cancer cures

    Drugs in the environment: The importance of properly disposing of unused medications

    [more Yale news]
    Yale Researchers continue to promote vaccines after discovering a correlation between vaccinations and mental illness

    In 2017, a team of researchers from the University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, and the Yale University School Of Medicine, Connecticut, headed by Douglas L. Leslie, published a paper on the Frontiers in Psychiatry website, titled Temporal Association of Certain Neuropsychiatric Disorders Following Vaccination of Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Case-Control Study..

    The team hypothesized that there was a correlation between childhood vaccinations and the onset of several neuropsychiatric disorders.

    Despite finding that there was, indeed, a correlation between vaccinations and the onset of mental illness in young children, the team remained careful to continually outline the benefits of vaccinations throughout their paper.

    In fact, they were careful to mention the fact that there was no correlation between the MMR vaccination and autism (ASD), a total of three times, which we found to be somewhat excessive.

    What we found to be even more revealing was the fact that they ended their paper with the following statement:

    Finally, given the modest magnitude of these findings and the clear public health benefits of the timely administration of vaccines in preventing mortality and morbidity in childhood, we encourage families to maintain the currently recommended vaccination schedules while taking all necessary precautions as documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

    However, we found this statement to be in stark contrast with their findings, which made us question why, given their results, they chose to promote vaccinations so heavily.

    Both Universities Regularly Receive Grants from the Gates Foundation [more]

    Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office reopens mysterious 1959 Dyatlov Pass case

    Soviet investigators concluded that during the night, an "unknown, compelling force" prompted the two women and seven men to cut their way out of their tents and flee the campsite without shoes or warm clothing, despite the freezing cold.

    They determined that six of the hikers died of hypothermia, while three had signs of physical trauma including skull fractures and chest injuries. One of the women had her tongue and eyes removed. [more; WTF!?]

    Strange 'pill-shaped' object seen pulsing in NC sky

    In the 5-minute video -- which is magnified and slowed down -- the "pill-shaped" object is seen soaring through the sky and producing a series of flashes. [more]

  5. All righty stat fans, here's the rundown for January, 2019.

    10 garbage trucks burned over 8 days. In 2018 there were only 5 trucks burned over 5 days, but in 2017 there were 11 trucks destroyed over 10 days.

    So the three year running avg. is ~ 9 garbage trucks destroyed by fire in Jan. over ~ 8 days.

    Hull experienced 14 JJFH incidents (usually motored vehicles) over 11 days. In 2018, there were 18 events over 14 days, while during 2017, we had 13 JJFH occurrences over 12 days.

    So the 3 yr running avg for Hull is about 15 JJFH events there in January over about 12 days.

    Let's see how the rest of the year pans out.

    The Dollar takes another hit: $7.7 billion of US treasury bonds sold by China

    Beijing has thus reduced its investment in US government debt to a six-month low of $1.171 trillion. Meanwhile, China remains the leader on the list of top US lenders. Japan is in second place, with $1.03 trillion.

    Ireland ranks third, with bonds worth $300 billion. [more]

    A metre of snow in 24 hours falls on the Italian Dolomites - heavy snowfall also for the Alps, Pyrenees, Canada and US

    #PolarVortex2019 smashes records - 84 million in US below 0°F at end of January

    [i wonder if SOTT will be as enthusiastic when the big heat events start happening this summer?]

    [more below]

  6. Powerful earthquake hits Afghanistan-Pakistan region, tremors felt in Delhi - UPDATE

    Hemp 101: The incredibly versatile plant

    The History of Hemp
    [Hemp History week is June 5 - 11th, if interested]

    Over the years, hemp has played an important role in the development of human societies. It was used to make the 600-year-old Gutenberg Bible, as well as the sails of the English fleet of ships that defeated the Spanish Armada. In fact, at one point, it was illegal for farmers in England not to grow hemp.

    In fact, the first American home made of hemp-based materials was completed in August 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina. [more]

    Public enemy number 1 is... bread

    An American organisation dedicated to "real foods" called Fooducate recently analysed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads. Their survey found that the average mix had about 20 ingredients! "Among those you might not expect - or want - to find, is soybean oil or fat. Adding olive oil has a similar effect, but soya bean oil is much, much cheaper. Another is calcium sulfate. Also known as... plaster of paris. Bread companies use it to speed up the fermentation process, to increase shelf life and to make the dough stick less to their machinery. But is it really something you want to eat?

    Then there's the mono and di-glycerides, ethoxylated mono and di-glycerides. These strange-sounding chemicals are added to make the dough blow up bigger (think less of the other ingredients, hence cheaper!). And slithering in alongside is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Even "real" breads sometimes use a sweetener to improve taste and help the dough rise (because yeast loves sugar). In fact, bread often contains a dash of honey although HFCS is the cheapest sugar, and that is why manufacturers love it more than almost anything else. Maybe there's calcium propionate. Think "fungicide". It is added to the bread to inhibit mould and bacterial growth. Also present is soy lecithin, sometimes accused of upsetting the hormonal balance and confusing the body into putting on weight! [more]

    Methane emissions in the Arctic – an update - 02/02/2019

    [~ 7 min. video The Methane 'Time Bomb': How Big A Concern - in which scientists say there's nothing to worry about . . ..]

    [then look at the data for the day - silent, short video]

    see you tomorrow