Thursday, February 21, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-20

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

2019-02-20 - Pickup truck goes up in flames and burns man to death near Home Depot in Canal Winchester (Ohio):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on road in Sultanpur, near Hyderabad (India):

2019-02-20 - Deadly fire rages through mixed-use buildings in Dhaka (Bangladesh), dozens killed, dozens more injured:

Quote: "A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 69 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters."

2019-02-20 - Deadly fire rips through entertainment center at 5:49 AM in Ipoh (Malaysia), 6+ killed:

2019-02-20 - As Yellowstone awakens, Dr. Michio Kaku warns that it could literally tear the guts out of the US:

2019-02-20 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts, spews ash 6 kilometers into the atmosphere, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2019-02-20 - Ethanol plant damaged by fire near Fairbank (Iowa):

2019-02-20 - Boat, vehicles, camper and barn destroyed by fire on Marsh Road in Cottrellville Township (Michigan):

Quote: "He said the building, as well as vehicles, a boat and a camper were destroyed in the blaze."

Note: This is the 165th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-20 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 7 AM on the A52 near Derby (Britain), separate crash too:

Note: This is the 107th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the 91 Freeway in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-02-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:42 AM on I-70 in Kansas City (Missouri):

2019-02-20 - Eight tractors and barn destroyed by fire at 6 AM on Hickory Creek Road in Gladys (Virginia):

Quote: "They're not sure yet what caused it, but the fire appears to have started in a barn shop that had eight tractors, a welder, cable saw, and a grill press inside."

2019-02-20 - Semi tractor and warehouse go up in flames in Wellington (Britain):

Quote: "There were reports there may be gas cylinders inside and there was also a HGV inside the building."

Note: These are the 296th-306th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-20 - Heavy plow truck bursts into flame while parked at facility in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island):

2019-02-20 - Utility truck bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to another vehicle, on Old Southbridge Road in Oxford (Massachusetts):

2019-02-20 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 near Crowley (Louisiana):

Note: This is the 51st RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-20 - Van bursts into flame while parked on Tennyson Street in Swindon (Britain):

2019-02-20 - Minivan bursts into flame near apartments in Port Allegany (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-20 - Minivan bursts into flame on the Coquihalla Highway near Kamloops (Canada):

2019-02-20 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 183 in Irving (Texas):

2019-02-20 - SUV bursts into flame at I-90 exit near Tilford (South Dakota):

2019-02-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in Elkton (Maryland):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 in Temecula (California):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-40 near Mulberry (Arkansas):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on street in Tallahassee (Florida):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Rugby and Lutterworth (Britain):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame on Green Lane in Burnham-on-Crouch (Britain):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame at 11:33 PM at home on Boundary Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Boundary Road, Grimsby. Wed 20 Feb 2019 23:33 (No:03672) Car fire. Two hose reels in use. Battery operated cutters in use to gain entry to car bonnet. PPV fan in use to clear smoke that had percolated into house."

2019-02-20 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 12:07 AM on Diana Street in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Diana Street, Scunthorpe. Wed 20 Feb 2019 00:07 (No:03615) Motorbike fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-02-20 - Forklift bursts into flame at wood business in Albert Lea (Minnesota):

2019-02-20 - Car, shed and trees go up in flames at 12:18 AM in Croydon (Britain):

Quote: "A garage fire destroyed a car, trees and a shed in Croydon last night."

2019-02-20 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 12:05 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-02-20 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in LaGrange (Indiana):

2019-02-20 - Barn destroyed by massive fire near York (Nebraska), calf killed:

2019-02-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2019-02-20 - Barn destroyed by fire near Hartford (South Dakota), some hogs killed:

2019-02-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Spring Grove (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-20 - Barn goes up in flames on Bauman Road in Milford Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-20 - Storage facility damaged by fire in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2019-02-20 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Tamarac (Florida):

2019-02-20 - Rubber/footwear factory devastated by massive fire in coastal Kochi (India):

2019-02-20 - Mobile destroyed by fire just before 4 AM on Prince Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-02-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:40 AM on Whitver Street in Walnut (Illinois):

2019-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Cascade (Maryland):

2019-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Goose Creek (South Carolina):

2019-02-20 - Home destroyed by fire, two more homes damaged, in McKees Rocks (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-20 - Historic mansion destroyed by huge fire in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-02-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-02-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:

2019-02-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

2019-02-20 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Vineland (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2019-02-20 - Deadly fire burns home on Kendal Inlet Road on Lake of the Woods (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-02-20 - Vacant home burns just after 2 AM in Back of the Yards area in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-02-20 - Two boys, 8 and 6, found dead in well in Asifabad (India):

2019-02-20 - Boy, 9, dies in swimming pool at hotel in Gulu (Uganda):

2019-02-20 - Woman, 71, goes into cardiac arrest and dies on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "Gardai have confirmed an elderly woman has died on board a transatlantic fight which was forced to divert to Shannon Airport. The United Airlines flight 961 (UA961) was flying from Frankfurt to Newark when a 71 year old woman suffered a cardiac arrest."

2019-02-20 - Firefighter, man, 21, has 'medical episode', dies shortly later, in Palmerdale (Alabama):

Quote: "A Palmerdale firefighter died Wednesday night after suffering a medical episode while on duty Tuesday."

2019-02-20 - Infant found dead at home on Shaeli Drive in Somerset Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-20 - Person found dead near the Indian River Lagoon in coastal Rockledge (Florida):

2019-02-20 - Woman, 48 or 49, found dead in car at church in El Dorado County (California):

2019-02-20 - Man found dead near Village Center Drive in Idyllwild (California):

2019-02-20 - Man enters someone else's home at 4:50 AM, has 'medical event' and drops dead, in Maple Grove (Minnesota):

Quote: "Inside they found a male who didn't live at the property, who went unresponsive having suffered an 'apparent medical event' shortly after police arrived. Officers called for an ambulance, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene."

2019-02-20 - Man slumps over dead in car at business in Macomb Township (Michigan):

2019-02-20 - Man, 51, found dead near train tracks in Chester (Virginia):

2019-02-20 - Boy slumps over dead while watching cartoon at home near Lake Victoria in Kisumu (Kenya):

Quote: "Radio Lake Victoria presenter, Betty Opondo, is mourning the death of her son who died on Wednesday morning under mysterious circumstances. In a Facebook post, the renowned radio presenter said that her son died while watching cartoon with a remote in his hand."

2019-02-20 - Man in his 30s found dead in lake in Maharashtra (India):

2019-02-20 - Man found dead in canal in Neath (Britain):

Quote: "Police are investigating the 'sudden and unexplained' death of a man after his body was found in a canal in Neath."

2019-02-20 - Man found dead in Potterne Park in Verwood (Britain):

2109-02-20 - Man, 39, has 'medical event', tractor trailer crashes into trees, in Brighton Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "The investigation revealed that a 39-year-old Coleman resident was operating a 2017 Freightliner owned by Northern Logistics when he suffered a medical event. He lost control of the semi-tractor and trailer which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike several trees."

2019-02-20 - Driver has 'medical episode', van crashes into SUV and utility pole, in Huntsville (Alabama), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police on scene told WAFF 48 News that a driver in a white van swerved and hit a Jeep and then the utility pole followed by a parked car. We are also told police believe a medical episode caused the wreck."

2019-02-20 - Man has 'medical incident, pickup truck crashes into pond, in Deep River (Connecticut):

Quote: "Police said the man had an apparent medical incident when he drove into the water."

2019-02-20 - Man, 66, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes into tree, in Hemet (California):

Quote: "Hemet police arrived at a crash scene Wednesday afternoon to find a truck crashed into a tree with tires spinning at full speed and spewing dark smoke. Officers had to break into the truck to reach the driver, who they said was in the midst of a medical emergency."

2019-02-20 - Woman, 68, has 'medical episode', car crashes head-on into school bus, in Holmdel (New Jersey), 2 injured:

Quote: "The Impala driver was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment of an apparent medical episode she suffered while driving."

2019-02-20 - F-15 fighter jet makes emergency landing at airport in Portland (Oregon), landing gear problem:

2019-02-20 - F-2 fighter jet crashes into the ocean near coastal Yamaguchi (Japan):

2019-02-20 - Military plane crashes in Tiaret Province (Algeria), 2 killed:

2019-02-20 - Twin-engine plane lands at Centennial Airport, landing gear collapses, in Englewood (Colorado), another plane runs off the runway too:

2019-02-20 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-02-20 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near Aksum (Ethiopia), 7 killed, 15 injured:

2019-02-20 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Lancaster (Pennsylvania), 2 killed, 1+ injured:

Quote: "The crash remains under investigation at this time, Highway Patrol is looking into whether a medical condition caused John Doe to go left of center."

2019-02-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into business, in Live Oak (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-02-20 - Car crashes through guardrail on Highway 36 near Cross Plains (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-02-20 - Coyote attacks man, he fights it off with coffee cup then runs it down with pickup, in Lake County (Florida):

2019-02-20 - Landslide buries part of I-84 near Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery (Oregon):

2019-02-20 - Mudslide damages building and closes street in Hickman (Kentucky):

2019-02-20 - Huge sinkhole opens on Alta Murrieta Drive in Murrieta (California):

2019-02-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in Evansville (Indiana):

2019-02-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in Huntington Hills area in northeast Calgary (Canada):

2019-02-20 - Sinkhole opens under parked car in coastal Busan (South Korea):

2019-02-20 - Building partially collapses in Aurora (Illinois):

2019-02-20 - Judge, woman, has 'medical issue' at courthouse in Berrien County (Michigan):

Quote: "The preliminary examination in a murder case in Berrien County was delayed Wednesday after the judge had a medical issue, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Steve Pierangeli said."

2019-02-20 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes in Canakkale Province (Turkey):

2019-02-20 - California has gotten 18 trillion gallons of rain in February and more is on the way:

2019-02-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Balochistan (Pakistan), 4+ killed:

2019-02-20 - Heavy rain and flooding destroyed 346 homes and severely damaged 427 more in Chile:

2019-02-20 - Meteor blazes across the sky over Kansas:

2019-02-20 - NASA releases photo of mysterious 'dragon' aurora over Iceland:

2019-02-20 - Wrong place, wrong time, warbler that should be wintering in southern Asia turns up in Greater Manchester (Britain):

2019-02-20 - Hundreds of high-energy extragalactic bursts detected and no one has a clear answer why:


  1. So what was this, barn burn week around here? Jeez!

    Of course everyday sees homes, apartments and other buildings destroyed by fire, earthquake and land subsidence activity, but this week has seen a big jump in barn fires.

    Here come the big earthquakes:
    The biggest quake of the year a mag 7.7 reduced to a mag 7.5 rocks Ecuador and Peru ringing in the 17th major quake of 2019

    Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits Ecuador near Peru border – Felt in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia

    A major M7.5 earthquake hit 115km ESE of Palora, Ecuador at 10:17 (UTC) on February 22, 2019 and at a depth of 132 km. The quake was felt over very large distances – from Ecuador to Peru and Colombia. No reports of injuries, death or heavy damage, yet. Thankfully, the epicenter of the quake was very deep! [more; it's the deep ones that move the plates!]

    Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits Ecuador - Peru border region at intermediate depth

    A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Ecuador - Peru border region at 10:17 UTC (05:17 local time) on February 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 132.4 km (82.3 miles). IGEPN is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 107 km (66.5 miles); EMSC M7.5 at a depth of 140 km (87 miles). This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Feb. 21, 2019) [~ 64 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 2.21.19 We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For [~ 32.5 min.]

    Climate Changed: January 2019 was third warmest on record for the globe: trailing behind 2007 (warmest), 2016 (tied second warmest), and 2017 (tied second warmest)

    The January temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.58°F above the 20th century average of 53.6°F. [more; notice they've changed the baseline from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, so it's worse than that 1.58 figure]

    [news of mega-precipitation]
    Extreme weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, 93 percent above normal rainfall

    At least 26 people have been killed after extreme weather, including thunderstorms and heavy snowfall, hit Pakistan over the past few days. Pakistan's northern regions experienced heaviest January snowfall in 48 years while the entire drought-stricken country experienced above normal rainfall (+56%) from January 1 to February 21. Over the past three weeks, the country experienced +93% above normal rainfall, Pakistan Meteorological Department said. [more; big damage]

    New lava dome forms on Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

    A new lava dome has formed at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico, placing authorities on alert. A powerful eruption, much stronger than those of February 14 and 15, is possible. [more]

    Are you serious Mr. President? ‘I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible’

    Knowing that 5G technology is completely unsafe and unhealthy – And 6G will probably be worst if it ever exists … I don’t think this is quite the right solution Mr. Trump. [more]

    [great - install it in the oval office FIRST]

    [more below]

  2. [time for a little good news]
    Heart-warming! Family reunited with dog 101 days after Camp Fire

    Exactly 101 days after California’s deadliest wildfire broke out, a Paradise family has been reunited with their dog, Kingston. [more; so you abandoned your dog?! well FUCK YOU!]

    [oh . . uh, sorry, this is supposed to be "good news"]

    Viral pictures show Yosemite’s “firefall” phenomenon glowing in California

    “Firefall”: Nature-loving photographers are flocking to California’s Yosemite National Park to witness a particularly unique phenomenon that shimmers for a brief moment of winter.

    “Firefall” occurs when the setting sun reflects off of Horsetail Falls at a certain angle, making the waterfall emit a fiery orange glow. [more; see stunningly beautiful and rare pics & great ~ 3 min. video]

    [ok, back to the topic]
    The Average Time Until A Great Civilization Collapses Is 336 Years, And The U.S. Is Now 242 Years Old

    Every great civilization throughout human history has eventually collapsed, and if we want to have any hope of escaping the same fate, we need to be willing to learn some lessons from the past. Because many of the same factors that caused the collapse of previous civilizations are weighing very heavily on the United States of America today. According to the BBC, the average lifespan of a great civilization is 336 years from beginning to end. But that doesn’t mean that America will make it that long. Our nation is currently 242 years old, and there are signs of advanced social decay all around us. If we remain on the road that we are currently on, there are many that believe that complete and utter collapse is not too far away. [more]

    The Last Pump and Dump

    The net effect of Trump's tax cut was to allow CEOs to cash out at the top. What remains of American "capitalism" is zero sum fraud washed down with a massive dose of exceptional mythology on the way to exceptional buffoonery. The lesson not learned ten years ago via the Texas village idiot...

    For the past decade, the U.S. stock market had a party of one while the rest of the world went nowhere.

    The world puked back all Trump's bullshit in 2018 [more - listen to live Who: Eminence Front at the end]

    [to Tom N. - be safe, 'cause the shit is about to hit the fan]

    Friday, 22 February 2019
    A wild weekend for New Zealand

    Wild weather: Power crews on stand-by as upper North Island braces for soaking

    Downpours and plummeting temperatures expected across country

    Trouble brewing in the Black Sea and Kerch Strait


    It looks quite plain to many observers that the US is intentionally provoking Russia into open, direct combat.[more]

    AUSTRALIA'S ECONOMY WILL COLLAPSE SOON - I WARNED YOU [only link provided; includes this]

    Trade War Goes Global: China "Indefinitely" Bans Australian Coal Imports [Zero Hedge]

  3. [seemorerocks posts the whole Rice Farmer post today, here are some of the stories from it]

    News Links, February 22, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    World's Largest Shipping Company Warns 2019 Global Economic Outlook Is Worse Than 2018

    Housing Dream Turned Nightmare Spurs a Backlash in Australia

    Italy starts talks with EU over bank bad loan scheme renewal: source

    Currencies threatened by a credit crisis

    Weak U.S. data underscore growing headwinds to economy

    The Ramp Up to War on Iran is Here
    John Bolton never met a war he didn't like, except Vietnam. That would be the one he refused to fight in. [chicken-hawk!]

    The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran

    Mapping the American War on Terror — Now in 80 Countries, It Couldn't Be More Global

    Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin
    Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

    Raw Politics: Hungary Prime Minister Attacks Juncker and Soros in Billboard Ad

    A US-Russia pact preventing nuclear Armageddon is in trouble
    Pompeo, Pence & the Alienation of Europe
    If the objective was to further isolate the U.S., the two officials could not have done a better job last week.

    AFRICOM Adds Logistics Hub in West Africa, Hinting at an Enduring US Presence

    Putin Warns US Against Putting Missiles in Europe to Target Russia
    The unilateral US withdrawal from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty has reopened the possibility of the United States positioning intermediate nuclear arms in Europe targeting Russia. This is of particular concern to Russian officials because NATO territory comes right up to the Russian border.

    Trump Administration Threatens Families Of Venezuelan Military

    Guaido says he's trying to freeze Venezuelan accounts in Switzerland

    Trump Likes 'Beautiful' Border Walls - Venezuela Should Build Him One

    Here's Why the US Should NOT Intervene in Venezuela

    Tensions Mount at Venezuela Border as Top Brass Rejects Trump's Incitement, Opposition Takes Over Costa Rica Embassy

    New caravan of about 1,000 Central Americans enters Mexico

    Massive power cut hits almost 30,000 homes and businesses on Sydney's upper north shore

    How close is South Africa to a national blackout?

    Permian Production To Break 4 Million Bpd In March
    No word on how much money producers are losing. -- RF

    India's coal plants spewing poison, study calls them 'unhealthiest' [sic] in the world

    'Young blood' company Ambrosia halts patient treatments after FDA warning

    Intensive agriculture driving worldwide decline of insects

    The Crimes of Elliot Abrams

    Cox Outage: Internet Service Down and Not Working Throughout U.S.

    Google fails to disclose microphone in Nest Secure

    AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

    Russiagate In Flames: No Evidence Of Collusion, New Findings Challenge DNC Hack Narrative

    'Rule of the Rabbis' Fuels Holy War in Israel

    Pinterest is blocking all searches on vaccinations to stop spread of misinformation

    Banning Huawei from 5G would cause difficulties: T-Mobile

    [continued below]

  4. Polska CEO

    U.S. Efforts To Block Huawei Gives China An Advantage

    FBI's Top Lawyer Thought Hillary Clinton Should Be Criminally Prosecuted - Was "Persuaded" To Change His Mind

    FBI Official Admits To Infiltrating Trump Campaign - Just Don't Call It Spying

    Revealed: How the Tobacco and Fossil Fuel Industries Fund Disinformation Campaigns Around the World

    State Dept Rolls Out Social Media Campaign Fomenting Iranian Unrest

    Breakdancing tipped for inclusion at Paris 2024 Olympics
    Despite the increasingly onerous expense, it just keeps getting bigger. -- RF [can't wait til they include pole-dancing!]

    Illinois Hopes to Fix $134 Billion Pension Shortfall By Issuing More Debt

    Let's Face It: The U.S. Constitution Has Failed
    Elections provide the bread-and-circuses staged drama that is passed off as democracy.
    It's a trick — a China-style one-party system dressed up to look like a democracy. -- RF

    The First Rule of AIPAC Is: You Do Not Talk about AIPAC

    Pompeo: The Real Threat to U.S. National Security

    A recession indicator with a perfect track record over 70 years is close to being triggered

    US Housing Market In Freefall As New Buyers Can't Afford A Home

    Interview: Ron Paul and the Never-Ending Story of Empire

    Debt Doesn't Matter? Think Again

    National Guard Filling Gaps in All-Volunteer Army
    In the era of forever wars, recruits who are lured by substantial rewards can sign up for more than they realize.

    Opioid Crisis Shows How Economic Inequality Kills

    Buybacks could be on the way to another record even as politicians try to kill them

    Mid-Atlantic factory activity slips into contraction for the first time since May 2016

  5. Pink fog stuns residents of Devon, UK

    Flash floods and landslides hit south and midwest USA

    Woman wrestling with her dogs dies after they attack in Greenville, South Carolina

    One dead, one in stable condition after mudslide in Hawkins County, Tennessee

    2 killed, 1 injured as landslide hits vehicle in Kashmir, India

    Chinese jet mirrors x-ray tech only seen in US jets

    [you hab seeklet tech - we take it now]

    Measles epidemic in Madagascar going out-of-control: More than 900 children and young adults dead despite emergency vaccination – 68,000 cases diagnosed

    Global warming? Rare storm brings snow to Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, metro Los Angeles – First time since 1962!

    [Standard stupid intro there.]