Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-11


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: Fires And Explosions

2019-02-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 4:45 AM and kills man while parked in coastal Oakland (California):

2019-02-11 - Person found dead in burning car at Greenhall Park in Blantyre area in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-02-11 - Underground electrical explosions and fire break out near fire station in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Firefighters said one manhole explosion broke the windows of the building at 34 Isabella St. A woman working in the area told WCVB that the force was enough to shake her desk, which is 49 stories above the ground."

2019-02-11 - Underground fire breaks out at landfill on Winterton Road in Roxby (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Winterton Road, Roxby. Mon 11 Feb 2019 07:35 (No:02823) Deep seated underground fire on landfill. Crews assisted works personnel in creating safety cordon prior to emptying water from onsite bowser onto affected area. Incident assessed by hazmat Officer and tactical advisor before being left with onsite staff. Advice given."

2019-02-11 - Deadly fire rips through the Arpit Palace Hotel before 5 AM in New Delhi (India), 17 killed, 4 injured:

2019-02-11 - Auto salvage yard goes up in flames before 7 AM in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-02-11 - At least 33 wildfires raging across New South Wales (Australia), homes threatened:

2019-02-11 - Wildfires up 45% over the last year in Chile:

Quote: "Wildfires have destroyed 41,200 hectares of forest land in southern and central Chile, the country's National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) said on Monday. The figure represents an increase of 45 percent from last year in the area of forest land razed in the fire season, it said, adding it estimated a total loss of 70,000 hectares this season. According to authorities, there have been 4,126 forest fires so far this season, mainly in the regions of Valparaiso and Aysen."

2019-02-11 - Home heavily damaged by basement explosion and fire in Mechanicsville (Maryland):

Note: This is the 24th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-02-11 - Wastewater treatment plant damaged by explosion and fire in Springfield (Missouri), 2 injured:

2019-02-11 - Wood pellet plant rocked by explosion in Entwistle (Canada), 3 injured:

2019-02-11 - Beachside restaurant destroyed by mammoth inferno in coastal Marbella (Spain), nobody there:

Quote: "Emergency services were alerted at around 7pm but firefighters couldn’t save the Playa Padre beach club. It is believed the chiringuito – that has been reduced to ashes – was closed at the time of the blaze and no injuries have been reported."

2019-02-11 - Wildfire threat grows in California after 18 million more trees died in 2018:

2019-02-11 - Fishing trawler 'Venture Again' bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM near coastal Maughold (Isle of Man):

2019-02-11 - Fishing ship 'Variant' bursts into flame in the Barents Sea near coastal Murmansk (Russia):

Quote: "The 'Variant', which had sailed from Kirkenes on Feb 1, 2019 for fishing, suffered a fire during operations in the Barents Sea on Feb 10."

2019-02-11 - Fishing ship 'Jung Ron' bursts into flame near the Falkland Islands:

Quote: "The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has confirmed that a Taiwanese jigger by the name of Jung Ron has caught fire approximately 60 nautical miles north of Stanley."

Quote: "The Taiwanese longliner 'Jung Ron' caught fire approximately 60 miles north of Stanley on Feb 12, 2019, and was now drifting to a position 110 nautical miles NE of Stanley and continued to head away from the Falkland Islands coastline. The 64 crew members were rescued by the 'Lian Rong' and were due to arrive in Montevideo on Feb 15."

Note: These are the 146th, 147th and 148th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-11 - School bus bursts into flame on the A71 near Bellsquarry (Scotland):

Note: This is the 34th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 97th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-02-11 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-95 near Elkridge (Maryland):

Quote: "Big backups were reported on I-95 in the Howard County area during rush hour Monday, after a car carrier caught fire."

Note: This is the 8th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-02-11 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Nnewi (Nigeria):

Quote: "A petrol tanker yesterday went up in flames at a filling station along Nnewi-Okigwe expressway, Nnewi, Anambra State. This is coming barely two days after seven persons were reported dead in another patrol tanker fire incident in Awka, the state capital."

2019-02-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Pepsi plant in Hastings (Nebraska):

2019-02-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Butler County (Ohio):

Quote: "Traffic is backed up on northbound Interstate 75 at Ohio 129 after a semi truck caught fire earlier this morning. The fire started in the engine compartment at around 7:30 a.m. just north of Ohio 129, but flames were quickly doused, according to an Ohio State Patrol dispatcher. No one was injured."

2019-02-11 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked inside trucking business on Vernon Street in Brattleboro (Vermont):

2019-02-11 - Tractors, campers, vehicles and shed destroyed by fire in Independence (Minnesota), nobody there:

Quote: "A pole shed housing tractors, campers and vehicles is being called a total loss after a fire on Friday, Feb. 8."

2019-02-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 39 in Weyburn (Canada):

Note: These are the 237th, 238th, 239th, 240th, 241st, 242nd, 243rd and 244th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-11 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Cherry Valley Road near Route 33 ramp in Saylorsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-11 - Box truck bursts into flame on Fish Hatchery Road in Cayce (South Carolina):

2019-02-11 - Plow truck bursts into flame on 17th Avenue East in West Fargo (North Dakota):

2019-02-11 - Van bursts into flame on Ringwood Road in coastal Poole (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Van bursts into flame on the A483 near Rossett (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Snow plow pickup truck bursts into flame at 5:25 AM on Sunset Drive in Center Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near home on Oakwood Lane in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home near Attica (Ohio):

Quote: "Chief Lonnie Jaynes of Attica-Venice-Reed Fire Department said the first crew on scene saw heavy smoke coming from the garage and fire inside of it and on the roof line. Also, the vehicle inside was burning."

Quote: "Jaynes said the cause was undetermined, and he believed the vehicle was the ignition source."

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in coastal Bay Shore (New York):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on the Rickenbacker Causeway in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-41/I-94 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on Conneaut Lake Road in Vernon Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame at 6:46 AM on Danner Drive in Streetsboro (Ohio):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A22 in Lower Dicker (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Ivybridge (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 near Solihull (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on Chedington Close in coastal Poole (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A338 in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Jones Falls Expressway highway in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-02-11 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 6:28 AM on Durham Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Durham Street, Holderness Road, Hull. Mon 11 Feb 2019 06:28 (No:02819) Motorcycle fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-02-11 - Vehicles and barn destroyed by massive fire in Red Oak (Iowa):

Quote: "Officials said there were multiple vehicles and a woodworking shop inside the barn."

2019-02-11 - Two commercial vehicles and garage destroyed by fire shortly after 11 PM at excavation company in coastal Wellfleet (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The building was a total loss, according to Wellfleet Fire Capt. Joseph Cappello. 'A commercial working vehicle was inside and one was parked outside,' he said. 'Both were destroyed.'"

2019-02-11 - Car and Bobcat destroyed by fire, auto shop heavily damaged, in Utica (New York), nobody there:

2019-02-11 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Waitsfield (Vermont):

2019-02-11 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM in Benton County (Washington):

2019-02-11 - Barn destroyed by fire in Turner (Maine):

2019-02-11 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Ka'u (Hawaii):

2019-02-11 - Exotic bird-breeding business devastated by fire just after 4 AM in coastal Awendaw (South Carolina), 80+ birds killed:

2019-02-11 - Five businesses destroyed by fire at 1 AM, two more damaged, in Sandpoint (Idaho):

2019-02-11 - Church destroyed by huge fire in the wee hours in Statesville (North Carolina):

2019-02-11 - Beachwear store destroyed by fire at 12:40 AM in coastal Daytona Beach Shores (Florida):

2019-02-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East River Road on Grand Island in the Niagara River (New York):

2019-02-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Ladera Vista Road in Fallbrook (California), nobody there:

2019-02-11 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Peterborough (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2019-02-11 - Home destroyed by fire in South New Castle Borough (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-02-11 - Home destroyed by fire in Decatur (Illinois), nobody there:

2019-02-11 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2019-02-11 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4:40 AM in coastal New London (Connecticut):

2019-02-11 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire in Madison (Wisconsin):

2019-02-11 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2019-02-11 - Hotel under construction damaged by fire in Beeston (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Deadly fire burns home in Neosho Rapids (Kansas), 1 killed:

2019-02-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:15 AM on Lakeview Drive East in Thomasville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-02-11 - Deadly fire burns mixed-use building at 12:45 AM in Garrett (Indiana), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-11 - Several manatees found dead in Everglades National Park (Florida):

Quote: "Florida wildlife officials are investigating the deaths of a 'number' of manatees in the Everglades National Park. Park officials did not specify how many manatees were found deceased, but said the necropsies were 'inconclusive.'"

2019-02-11 - Man in his 70s found dead in hot tub at home in coastal Sebastian (Florida):

2019-02-11 - College grad student, man, found dead at Stanford University in Stanford (California), 4 miles from the coast:

2019-02-11 - Man, 63, found dead in canal in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2019-02-11 - Man found dead on Washington Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-02-11 - Woman, 48, takes a walk and drops dead near the Nolichucky River in Greene County (Tennessee):

Quote: "According to Sheriff Wesley Holt, Stephani Krawchuck, age 48, was reported missing after she did not return from a walk near the Nolichucky River along Asheville Highway. Deputies searched the area on Saturday night and Sunday morning and found Krawchuck's body a short distance from the river. The sheriff's office says an autopsy will be conducted, but at this time, no foul play is suspected."

2019-02-11 - Man found dead in submerged car in the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2019-02-11 - Man found dead in car outside restaurant in Clinton (Tennessee):

2019-02-11 - Man, 61, found dead near creek in Malahide (Canada):

2019-02-11 - US soldier, man, 19, found dead at Camp Humphreys (South Korea):

2019-02-11 - Man, 56, security guard, drops dead at community center in coastal Sai Ying Pun (China):

2019-02-11 - Man, 31, found dead in the River Carron near Herbertshire Castle Park in Denny (Scotland):

2019-02-11 - Man dies after being pulled from duck pond in Tiptree (Britain):

2019-02-11 - Man, 66, has 'medical issue', car crashes into courthouse, in Bismarck (North Dakota), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 66-year-old man crashed his vehicle into the Burleigh County Courthouse Monday morning. Bismarck police believe the man was suffering from a medical issue."

2019-02-11 - Military helicopter crashes during emergency landing in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 4 killed:

2019-02-11 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:44 AM on the 118 Freeway in Granada Hills (California):

2019-02-11 - Tractor trailer overturns into ditch along FM 3405 in Williamson County (Texas):

2019-02-11 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-10 in Benson (Arizona):

2019-02-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into two homes, in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Wilkes-Barre firefighters tell us the cause of the crash is being investigated as a potential medical issue."

2019-02-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into bridge pillar, bursts into flame, in Markham (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-02-11 - Sinkhole opens under truck in Richmond Heights (Missouri):

2019-02-11 - Sinkhole opens on street in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

2019-02-11 - Sinkhole opens on street in Portland (Oregon):

2019-02-11 - Commercial building partially collapses in Bowling Green (Kentucky):

2019-02-11 - Vacant strip club collapses and damages vehicle in Houston (Texas):

2019-02-11 - Volcano Poás erupts in Costa Rica:

2019-02-11 - Heavy rain and flooding devastate Peru, 10+ killed:

2019-02-11 - Invasive fungal disease pushing Australia plants to extinction:

2019-02-11 - First evidence of 'natural cryopreservation' of multicellular animals as Siberian worms frozen for 42,000 years have been successfully revived:

2019-02-11 - Trump chooses David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist, to head the Department of the Interior:

2019-02-11 - No one knows the reason why human feet keep washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest:

2019-02-11 - People go into vacant home to smoke pot and find a tiger, in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "It took a little convincing before police believed the person who reported the strange discovery. The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger. So, naturally, authorities were suspicious. 'We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger,' Sgt. Jason Alderete of the Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit told CNN affiliate KTRK. But once they arrived, police found a caged tiger in the home’s garage, according to KTRK."


  1. So how long was the poor tiger caged up in the garage with no food or water! Jeez, people are so careless.

    Amazing that underground electrical explosions can cause tremors 42 stories up!

    Lots of college kids dying.

    Garbage truck fires and Hull incidents tracking very closely so far this month.

    Yet another home explosion.

    PA representing here again on this day.

    Let's look around.

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Feb. 12, 2019)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKhRZTw58QQ [~ 79.5 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 2.12.19 Strong storm brings damage - and snow - to Hawaii
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFtUNWD0iTE [~ 20 min.]

    Record warm summers in the Pacific Northwest and Scotland has almost wiped out salmon which are being "cooked" in rivers and streams

    [i'm sure it's that Grand Solar Minimum/Little Ice Age]

    Doomsday fiery lenticular clouds float Mount Etna volcano in Italy

    There is no better way to put a dramatic and apocalyptic touch to a volcano! Just add some freaking clouds! [more]

    Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase as climate changes, expert warns

    A senior tropical disease researcher is warning that cases of the potentially lethal soil-borne infectious disease melioidosis will increase due to climate change.

    Melioidosis is caused by a soil-dwelling bacterium and can lead to pneumonia, blood poisoning and death. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [up from half]
    A New Study Discovers Two-Thirds Of All Bankruptcies In The United States Are Primarily Caused By Medical Bills

    Our health insurance system is theoretically supposed to prevent Americans from going bankrupt when they are hit by huge medical bills. But in case after case, that is simply not happening. Even though more Americans are “covered by health insurance” than ever before, a new study has found that “about 530,000 families each year are financially ruined by medical bills and sicknesses”, and most of those families actually had health insurance. These days, most health insurance policies closely resemble Swiss cheese because they are so full of loopholes, and health insurance companies have become masters at finding ways to wiggle off the hook. [more]

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019
    A new Russian paper on methane releases from the Siberian permafrost

    Methane in Gas Shows from Boreholes in Epigenetic Permafrost of Siberian Arctic

    [losing credibility in grand fashion]
    Looking at Dr. Michael Mann's conspiracy theory video

    We look at the latest "scientific paper" by Dr. Mann that makes him look more like a fantasist than a climate change scientist.

    Dr. Mann is obviously no climate change denier, but he is is a denier of Reality

    Michael Mann, Natalia Shakhova and the "methane conspiracy" - who's the scientist?
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/02/looking-at-dr-michael-manns-conspiracy.html [~ 14.5 min.]

    comments from Jennifer Hynes


    Michael Mann uses the same techniques as denialists and Donald Trump. Instead of addressing any of the issues, he resorts to name calling cf. "catastrophists" (on step up from "alarmists"). He also relies on conspiracy theory to explain the reason that people might say that methane emissions are a clear and present danger i.e that the evil conspirators are serving the interests of the petroleum industry. If he is right, then Guy McPherson and Sam Carana must have very big Swiss bank accounts. Well, here's another conspiracy theory. Michael Mann is a CIA plant engaged in a classic misinformation campaign.

    One inference is that whoever "they" are are getting increasingly worried about the methane threat meme, and want to nip it in the bud. But they have made a terrible strategic mistake. It would have better served their interests to allow the public's complacency to keep the issue smothered. Now they are raising it without knowledge of the research into cascading feedback loops and the nature of exponential change as "us-lot" have at our disposal. By making the first move, they have exposed their weakness. [more; large article]

    [continued below]

    1. I think it is pretty believable that Michael Mann is serving the interests of the CIA or some other Intelligence Agency. Of course the logical question, if this is true, would be..."Why?" It could be for money, but deep down he is not really as stupid as his public words indicate. He knows that any money he gets will be for a very short term reward. I think it may be some kind of blackmail. He is a perfect candidate for a blackmail op. A widely known and respected long time climate scientist who was one of the first, other than a few others like James Hanson, to loudly warn the world about climate change. Hanson may be co-opted as well because he doesn't sound nearly as alarming as he used to either.

      But Mann is just beyond ridiculous these days. He damn well knows deep down that what he says publicly is BULLSHIT. So I'm betting that he's been blackmailed, which also means probably threatened. I'm betting he has some kids and grandkids.

    2. Or maybe the flip side of blackmail - bribery. Not money, but a chance to relocate to Humanity 2.0, perhaps for those kids or grandkids, or for himself AND his kids and grandkids. And I don't mean some safe location on THIS planet either - there won't be one here. But there's a lot that's been going on, for decades, on other bodies in this solar system, preparing for the end of human existence on THIS planet.

    3. Yes that is a very real scenario, bribery with a promise to relocate his family for "Humanity 2.0". For years Joseph P. Farrell has spoken and written about the elites' Breakaway Civilization. He's a masterful researcher so I believe that there is plenty of there there to his speculative conclusions.

      I was just reminded by reading elsewhere that Mann of course is still a professor at Penn State which gets a lot of money from the oil companies and defense contractors. Of course the CIA has long had a presence at major and elite Universities for recruiting and other purposes.

  3. [here we go - reports are starting to come in regarding 5G]
    Los Angeles firefighters report neurological damage after cell tower installation near their station

    Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.

    Fire Captain / Union President at Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Dave Gilotte, who is also a 25-year veteran fire fighter, gave his testimony at the Los Angelas California Board of Supervisors meeting in 2016. In fact, it's important to note that firefighter groups in the United States have long opposed cell towers on their stations. Not only that, but in California they have been able to be exempt from the forced placement of towers on their stations because of the strong opposition they have due to health concerns from the radiation.

    This wasn't even a 5G tower, which is what we are heading for next.

    The symptoms they experienced were: headaches, memory problems, sleeping problems, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Heuser published a study recently on fMRI showing abnormalities in EHS similar to brain injury. Original study published in July 2017, without the controls, full text: Corrigendum to the study, which includes fMRI scans of the controls (non- EHS) [more]

  4. News Links, February 13, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    US National Debt Tops $22 Trillion

    Chinese investment giant CMIG misses bond payment, sending shockwaves through US$11 trillion market

    $11 Trillion Debt Wave Shows MMT Doesn't Work

    The New Green Deal Is Just Old White Elephants

    Red flags emerge as Americans' debt load hits another record

    Union Pacific cuts 250 employees, most in Omaha; another 450 employees are furloughed [but who's counting!?]

    The Renewable Revolution Has A Lithium Problem

    One of the oldest U.S. refineries in trouble again in Philadelphia: court filings

    Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

    Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases

    Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

    Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being – new study

    Climate change seen as top threat, but U.S. power a growing worry: poll

    Venezuela - 57% Say Maduro Is Their Legitimate President
    Vs. 32% for US lapdog Guaidó. -- RF

    Subprime Arrives: Auto-Loan Delinquencies Spike to Great Recession Levels

    All the ways Gen X is financially wrecked

    We're Overdue for a Sell-Everything/No-Fed-Rescue Recession

    Household Debt Up 18 Consecutive Quarters to a New Record, Card Stress Rising

    January Small Business Optimism Tumbles as Uncertainty Climbs

    Millions Of Angry Americans Will End Up With A Smaller, Or No Refund This Year: Here's Why

    Rethinking the US Military Industrial Complex

  5. [first, the here and now]
    Absolutely devastating! Blizzard kills 1600 dairy cows in Lower Yakima Valley, Washington

    An estimated 1,600 dairy cows died in the Lower Yakima Valley during blizzard conditions over the weekend and Monday. Absolutely heart-breaking! [more]

    A monster earthquake along the SAN ANDREAS FAULT is almost inevitable… in the next 20 years

    California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and is crisscrossed by the San Andreas and other active fault systems. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island on January 23, 2018 was just another reminder of major seismic activity along the Pacific Rim. [more]

    [hey guys - look who's in this picture!]
    Pioneering black scientist to win ‘Nobel Prize’ of climate change
    Climate scientist Warren Washington will be awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

    Dr. Warren M. Washington (left) and Dr. Michael E. Mann (right) are the recipients of the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement [bwah-haaaa-haaaaaaaaaaaa!]

    [one of them earned it, the other gets it as a carrot]

    [is this an the answer to the loud booms - nah, too far out]
    Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses

    Massive winter storms wreak havoc across the US

    More than 100 million Americans are in the path of powerful winter storms Tuesday morning. The massive winter storms are bringing snow, ice and rain from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and into the Northeast. The snow-covered roads are causing problems for drivers from Tacoma, Washington, to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Chicago. The storm is responsible for at least one death. [more]
    [My son on the coast in CA, said they have 65 - 85 mph wind today]

    [next part below]

  6. Dukono volcano sends volcanic ash cloud 6000ft into sky in Indonesia

    Indonesia's Mount Dukono - based on Halmahera island to the east of the country - has been ejecting ash over the last day, with a continuous fog exploding from the main crater, according to Indonesia's volcanic survey. Indonesia's 127 active volcanoes all pose significant risks to some five million people living nearby. Mount Agung alone killed more than 1,000 people in March last year. While Mount Dukono is not quite as dangerous yet, it is one of the country's most active volcanoes. [more; short video]

    At least 10 people killed as heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Peru

    Rains have swollen and overflowed rivers that damaged bridges, highways, health centers, police stations, and educational institutions, an Andina news agency report said.

    Meteor fireball blazes over Florida night sky

    'Aurora-like airglow' in the sky as meteor passes over central Wales, UK

    Mammoth Mountain in California has received 37 feet of snow for the season so far - with further heavy falls forecast

    Mammoth Mountain has some new bragging rights, having the most snow pack in the entire country, and more snow is on the way Thursday night into Friday.

    Depending on the elevation our mountains will get between two to even nine feet of new snow. [more]

    [from our UNCLE!! dept]
    Snoqualmie ski resort in Washington after 4-foot snow dump in 48 hours: 'We may have gotten too much'

    about 48-53 inches of snow fell over a 48 hour period into Tuesday morning. [more]

    Blanket of snow covers many parts of Greece

    Pakistan faces unusually long winter, more snow expected

    "This winter, 50 per cent more snow has been recorded as compared to the previous years. By the end of the winter in March, as much as 50 inches of snow would have fallen." [more]

    [Hey SOTT, what's the word on the SOUTHERN hemisphere? . . ]

  7. Strong storm affecting California, flash flooding, debris flows and widespread heavy snowfall expected

    The weather system on the West coast will interact with a deep plume of tropical moisture from near Hawaii bringing heavy rain along the central and southern Californian coast, which may produce flash flooding, and possibly debris flows near recent wildfire burn scars, NWS warns. Mountains across the West, including the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains, will receive substantial accumulations of snow. [more]

    Tropical Cyclone "Oma" near Vanuatu, Red Alert for Torba, Sanma and Malampa

    Tropical Cyclone Warning No.9 was issued for Vanuatu provinces of Torba, Sanma and Malampa at 12:30 UTC (23:30 VUT), February 13, 2019 due to Tropical Cyclone "Oma," located at the time about 255 km (160 miles) west of Santo and 390 km (242 miles) west-southwest of Sola. Red alert is in effect for all three provinces and yellow for Penama and Shefa. Oma is the fourth named storm of the 2018/19 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. It follows Liua of September 2018, the earliest-forming named tropical cyclone in the South Pacific basin since reliable records began, Mona (January) and Neil (February). [more]

    Another wave of retail store closures coming. 'No light at the end of the tunnel'

    - Already, 2,187 store closures have been announced by retailers in 2019, according to Coresight Research.
    - That stems from names including: Gymboree, J.C. Penney, Charlotte Russe and Ann Taylor parent company Ascena Retail.
    - Analysts say the U.S. is still "over-stored." [more]

    The Days Of Rage

    What's wrong with America in a nutshell is that the bailout class is void of conscience and intelligence. Too many free-money bailouts have cleaved them from any form of reality and accountability. I suggest the rage will accumulate over the course of this month, as the tax returns roll in [headline]

    Since the tax cut, there have been four pump and dumps in the past year.

    This will be the last one [more]