Thursday, February 28, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-27

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

2019-02-27 - Passenger plane hit by unknown foul odor, people have breathing problems, plane makes emergency landing near Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Quote: "An Alaska Airlines flight bound from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Seattle made an unscheduled landing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night after a foul odor sickened some passengers and flight attendants."

Quote: "Eight people reported feeling ill, with four crew members taken to a hospital for further evaluation."

Note: More people on another passenger plane were sickened by an unknown odor the day before too, mentioned in the 2019-02-26 update, so that's two days in a row that unknown foul odors have sickened people and caused passenger planes to make emergency landings. These events are obviously becoming more common. An increasingly contaminated atmosphere begets increasing numbers of 'odor events'. Pretty simple. It's nothing to worry about as long you're not one of those wanna-stay-alive types. THOSE people are gonna have big problems!

2019-02-27 - Underground fire breaks out on St Georges Road in Atherstone (Britain):

Quote: "At 1114 hours on the 27th February 2019, Warwickshire Fire Control received several 999 calls to a manhole on fire in St Georges Road, Atherstone.  Two fire engines from Nuneaton Fire Station were mobilised.  Once in attendance it was confirmed that this was a fire in a manhole."

2019-02-27 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in coastal Hartlepool (Britain):

2019-02-27 - Six garbage trucks destroyed by fire at 11 PM while parked at waste facility in Orangeburg (South Carolina):

Quote: "Four roll-off dumpster trucks, a side-loader truck and one other truck burned at Waste Management’s site on Landfill Road late Wednesday night."

Quote: "There were no signs of the fire being suspicious or arson, Davis said."

2019-02-27 - Iceberg twice the size of New York City set to crack off in Antarctica:

Quote: "Once these two rifts meet, which could happen within weeks, an iceberg of at least 660sq miles is set to be loosened."

2019-02-27 - Global warming’s compounding dangers:

2019-02-27 - Heavy rain and flooding cut off two towns in California:

Quote: "Torrential rain and snowfall has triggered the worst deluge in over 20 years, emergency officials say. The towns of Monte Rio and Guerneville are currently only accessible by boat."

2019-02-27 - Apartment building explodes and burns at 6:20 AM in Taraz (Kazakhstan), 3 killed:

2019-02-27 - Home explodes and burns on Corvalis Avenue in Fort Wayne (Indiana), nobody there:

2019-02-27 - Home explodes and burns in the wee hours, fire spreads to other homes, on Lilac Avenue in Milnrow (Britain):

Note: These are the 32nd, 33rd and 34th residential explosions in 2018...

2019-02-27 - Wildfire rages through moorland in Mt Kenya Forest (Kenya):

2019-02-27 - Cargo ship 'Hala B' heavily damaged by fire in coastal Chioggia (Italy):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of cargo ship HALA B, anchored at Chioggia anchorage, Italy, Adriatic sea, in the evening Feb 26. Firefighters boarded the ship but couldn’t do much, because of faulty ship’s firefighting equipment. Fire spread around and judging from photos, engulfed superstructure, so it was decided to evacuate all 18 crew."

Note: This is the 208th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-76 in North Jackson (Ohio):

2019-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5 AM on I-22 in Hamilton (Alabama):

2019-02-27 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 1:06 AM in Laurens County (Georgia):

2019-02-27 - Tractor (bulldozer), other heavy equipment and business garage destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM in Campbellford (Canada):

Quote: "There was 'a lot of machinery in there,' including a bulldozer and other heavy equipment, Blake said."

2019-02-27 - Tractor and building destroyed by fire in Centre Wellington (Canada):

Quote: "There were not any injuries reported and the structure and a tractor that was inside were destroyed."

Note: These are the 333rd, 334th, 335th, 336th and 337th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-27 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on highway near Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-02-27 - Dump truck hauling metal debris bursts into flame on I-275 in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2019-02-27 - Mail truck bursts into flame at gas station in North Haven (Connecticut):

2019-02-27 - RV bursts into flame while parked at motel in Nanton (Canada):

Note: This is the 59th RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-27 - Van bursts into flame on Greer Street in Paducah (Kentucky):

2019-02-27 - Van bursts into flame at 2:52 AM at church, fire spreads to church, on Walmley Road in Sutton Coldfield (Britain):

2019-02-27 - Minivan bursts into flame on King Avenue East in Billings (Monana):

2019-02-27 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 403 in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-02-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame before 6 AM near building in Somerset (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Montgomery County (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-65 in Robertson County (Tennessee):

2019-02-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 30 in North Platte (Nebraska):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Omaha (Nebraska):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments on Scammon Creek Road in Centralia (Washington):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked between buildings on Wasatch Mountain Drive in Crystal Falls (California):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on South 43rd Street in Grand Forks (North Dakota):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on Harbour Road in coastal Warwick on the island of Bermuda:

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Selborne Road in Leek (Britain):

2019-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on the A3102 near Tockenham Wick (Britain):

2019-02-27 - Pickup truck, three cars and garage destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM, home damaged, on Leitchfield Loop in Cecilia (Kentucky):

Quote: "When they arrived, the garage was fully involved. There were two cars inside of the garage as well as a truck and another car outside. All vehicles were on fire."

2019-02-27 - Auto parts business damaged by fire on North Cameron Street in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-27 - Auto shop destroyed by huge fire in Nepean (Canada):

2019-02-27 - Barn destroyed by fire on Pendleton Hill Road in North Stonington (Connecticut):

Note: Looks like a charred vehicle in the rubble there...

2019-02-27 - Barn destroyed by fire east of Stratford (South Dakota):

2019-02-27 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck just before 2 AM on street in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2019-02-27 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-02-27 - Restaurant destroyed by fire on Old Liberty Road at Liberty Road in Sykesville (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Pomeroy Lane in coastal Searsport (Maine):

2019-02-27 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Swansea (Massachusetts):

2019-02-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire, garage destroyed, on Serenity Court in Solon (Iowa):

2019-02-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:50 AM in Madison (Wisconsin):

2019-02-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lafayette Street in coastal Port Orange (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:15 PM in Henrico County (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 3:30 AM in Santa Rosa (California):

2019-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island), nobody there:

2019-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Gate House Court in Boise (Idaho), dog killed, nobody there:

2019-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Mt. Zion Road in Bennettsville (South Carolina):

2019-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:24 AM in Woodcock Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-27 - Three homes go up in flames on Tioga Parkway in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire on Barbour Street in Haledon (New Jersey):

2019-02-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 12:51 AM on Dale Street in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2019-02-27 - Deadly fire burns home in Mt. Zion (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:45 PM on West Kettelle Street in Peoria (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 12:30 AM in coastal Hampton (New Hampshire), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - Deadly fire destroys home on Hogan Road in Wellborn (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Deadly fire burns four-unit apartment building in Aurora (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Seven dolphins and a whale walk into a, wash up dead in a week on the coast of Cork (Ireland):

2019-02-27 - People dying left and right in coastal Brevard County (Florida), people speculate about a serial killer:

Note: Lots of people have died in canals in Bristol (Britain) too, and the people there have speculated that there's a serial killer there too, who they have called 'The Pusher', who roams around pushing people into canals and then those people inexplicably don't get out of the canals for some unknown reason and instead die. What's the commonality with canals in Bristol and this coastal area in Florida? Bodies of water, low-lying areas...people dying.

2019-02-27 - Woman, 69, found dead in swimming pool in Montequinto (Spain):

Quote: "A woman, aged 69, has been found floating in a swimming pool at a house in Andalucia in the south of Spain yesterday (Wednesday)."

2019-02-27 - Firefighter, man, 72, fights fire, goes home, collapses, dies shortly later, in coastal Marion (Massachusetts):

2019-02-27 - Cop, man, 57, unexpectedly dies in Auburn (New York):

2019-02-27 - Man, 57, city worker, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead on street in Ottawa (Illinois), near the Illinois River:

Quote: "Raymond 'Ray' J. Murphy Jr., 57, was working with fellow employees on winter pothole maintenance on U.S. 6 (Norris Drive) during the incident. He suffered 'an immediate medical emergency and collapsed in the roadway,' according to a press release from James Less, streets and public improvements commissioner."

2019-02-27 - Man, city worker, drops dead near creek near Cross Creek Road in Graves County (Kentucky):

Quote: "The wipers were still going. I thought that was kind of strange. I walked around to the end of the truck and I looked across the creek. We saw a green vest, I knew it was him..."

2019-02-27 - Trucker, man, 56, slumps over dead in his truck in Alexandria (Louisiana):

2019-02-27 - Man, 49, crashes car into ditch at 1 AM, gets out, has 'medical event' and drops dead, near Columbia Falls (Montana):

Quote: "A Martin City man is dead after crashing into a ditch and suffering from an apparent medical event. The Montana Highway Patrol reports that 49-year-old Ronald Lee Millward went into a ditch at Highway 206 and Elk Park Road around 1 a.m. Wednesday. He was able to exit the vehicle but collapsed beside it and became unresponsive."

2019-02-27 - Person found dead in pond near church in Winfield (Indiana):

2019-02-27 - Woman, 38, found dead in Edmore Park near Grand River Avenue in Lansing (Michigan), 500 feet from the Grand River:

2019-02-27 - Woman, 44, 'Halt and Catch Fire' star, found dead at home in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-02-27 - Man, 34, found dead in the water at Willard Bay State Park (Utah):

2019-02-27 - Woman, 83, found dead in creek near her home in Bedford (Virginia):

2019-02-27 - Man found dead on trail in Greenville County near Landrum (South Carolina):

2019-02-27 - Woman, 60, found dead in Peacham (Vermont):

2019-02-27 - Man found dead in canal in Kalahandi (India):

2019-02-27 - Person found dead in lake in Maraisburg (South Africa):

2019-02-27 - Man, 62, found dead in the Ashton Canal in Openshaw, Manchester (Britain):

2019-02-27 - Driver, 36, has 'medical emergency' at 5:15 AM, pickup truck crashes into building, in Chicago (Illinois), 1 injured:

Quote: "A pickup truck crashed into and through a building in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side early Wednesday after the driver suffered a medical emergency, police said. The 36-year-old driver crashed his Chevrolet Silverado into the building in the 4200 block of West Belmont Avenue about 5:15 a.m., Officer Jennifer Bryk, a police spokeswoman, said in an email."

2019-02-27 - Man, 56, has 'medical emergency', car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Lansing (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Lansing Police say a man suffered some sort of medical emergency before crashing his car into a pole in Lansing."

2019-02-27 - Man, 34, has 'medical issue', car slams head-on into bus, in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "Police believe the cause of the crash was the 34-year-older Surrey man driving the Mustang 'suffering from a medical issue prior to the collision.' He was was taken to hospital 'for treatment of this issue' after the collision, police say. 'The Mustang had crossed into the on coming lane and collided with the bus,' Surrey RCMP state in a release."

2019-02-27 - Helicopter crashes and burns in Taplejung (Nepal), 7 killed:

2019-02-27 - Two passenger trains crash in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 1 killed, 8 injured:

2019-02-27 - Passenger train crashes at station, huge fire erupts, in Cairo (Egypt), 25+ killed, 47+ injured:

Quote: "At least 25 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train crashed at high speed into a barrier at Cairo’s main station, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire."

Quote: "At least 47 people were injured, many of whom suffered severe burns and are now in critical condition."

2019-02-27 - SUV veers off road at 12:05 AM, crashes into home, in Chicopee (Massachusetts), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - SUV veers off road and overturns at 5:08 AM on New Boston Road in coastal Dennis (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2019-02-27 - Car veers off highway ramp and overturns at 2:50 AM in Lawrence (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Car veers off road and overturns on I-75 in Madison County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "Madison County coroner Jimmy Cornelison identified the man who died as Randy Houldridge, 61, of Maryville, Tenn., according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner. Cornelison also told the news station that a medical issue could have caused the crash."

2019-02-27 - Car veers off road, crashes onto swimming pool at home, in Melrose (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-02-27 - Shark attacks are on the rise:

Quote: "Shark attacks are on the rise, but it’s still probably never going to happen to you or anyone you know. PLOS ONE published a study Wednesday that found shark attacks increased in various areas around the world between 1960 and 2015."

2019-02-27 - Landslide destroys part of US 101 near coastal Brookings (Oregon):

2019-02-27 - Sinkhole opens on street in Blytheville (Arkansas):

2019-02-27 - Four-story building collapses in the Karol Bagh area in Delhi (India):

2019-02-27 - Three-story building collapses in Aba (Nigeria), 1 killed:

2019-02-27 - Baby has 'medical episode' at home in Fountaindale (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "A 6-week-old baby has been flown to hospital after he suffered a medical episode yesterday evening on the Central Coast. CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter was tasked just before 6pm to Fountaindale where it landed in the front yard of a residential property."

2019-02-27 - Boy has 'medical emergency', collapses and hits his head, in Kempsey (Britain):

Quote: "One of our Key Stage 2 pupils suffered a medical emergency on our Walk to School activity this morning and fell and hit his head. No cars were involved in this accident."

2019-02-27 - Deadly floods and landslides hit the city of Huancavelica (Peru):

2019-02-27 - As global democracy retreats, ethnic cleansing is on the rise:

2019-02-27 - Man accidentally shoots himself in the genitals in Marion (Indiana):

Quote: "Police said the bullet entered just above the man’s penis and exited his scrotum."


  1. Jeez, Jonny - don't let them close you down. Start lookin' around for an independent platform like a lot of the conservative sites have done. Of course eventually, it will all come to an end [see first post below].

    Dang! That train accident must have been unbelievable!

    Garbage trucks making a HUGE come-back on this day. Wait, they were destroyed - uh . . ok - their destruction tended toward the mean at the end of the month. [sheesh]

    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    A rise of 18°C or 32.4°F by 2026?

    A catastrophe of unimaginable proportions is unfolding. Life is disappearing from Earth and all life could be gone within one decade. Study after study is showing the size of the threat, yet many people seem out to hide what we're facing.


    [promises like that usually fizzle out - look at the Paris Agreement for starters]

    Another massive quake hits South America: Magnitude 7.1 strikes Peru just days after the huge M7.5 (biggest quake of the year) also hit Peru

    Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southern Peru

    A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit southern Peru at 08:50 UTC on March 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 257.4 km (159.9 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. [more]

    Very intense and rare sky phenomenon that looks like northern lights electrifies the sky over Romania

    Another impressive light show surprised Azuga skywatchers as their skies started glowing in different very intense colors – like auroras – over the Bucegi Mountains last Sunday at sunset in Romania. [more]

    [from a few days back, only posted recently]
    Wildfires break out across the UK after hottest winter day on record

    Firefighters have contained a blaze that erupted on moorland in West Yorkshire in northern England, one of the three wildfires that broke out across the United Kingdom as temperatures hit record seasonal highs. [more]

    'Strangest fish I've ever seen': Rare giant sunfish found [DEAD] in California

    The hoodwinker has only been found in the Southern Hemisphere, aside from just one known example that washed up in The Netherlands in 1889.

    The creature is huge [more; look at the picture!]

    Unusual earthquake swarm in Surrey, UK - Fracking 'exploration' began a year ago

    Heavy rainfall and flooding sparks chaos in Amman, Jordan

    Cars were washed away and people rescued after a deluge filled the Jordanian capital's roads with water. [more]

    California residents survey damage as historic floods recede
    18 Really Big Numbers That Show That The U.S. Economy Is Starting To Fall Apart Very Rapidly

    [#3 - 7 involve U.S. stores closing or massively laying people off; of course they will have no effect on the unemployment figures we're being told]

  2. News Links, March 1, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Global stocks fall on China weakness, tempered trade hopes

    Recession Signal Getting Louder: 5-Year Yield Inverts With 3-Month Yield (US)

    Ballooning Global Debt Will Undo Poverty Improvements

    The Financial Apocalypse: The Market Faces A $12 Trillion Reckoning

    Survival of the Richest
    Nomi Prins tracks the acute worsening of inequality since the 2008 financial crisis.

    Heineken USA Cuts 15 Percent of Workforce

    US bars lithium batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft

    Amazon Crash Raises Safety Questions About Cargo Airlines

    BP CEO Dudley: U.S. Shale Is 'A Market Without A Brain'

    The Inescapably Slow Deployment of Energy Technologies
    Thus, we are essentially limited to existing technologies if we want to reverse climate change by 2050. This is an important reality check for those who subscribe to technocentric energy transition scenarios.

    Shale Growth Is Nearing An Inflection Point

    Budgeting for Black-Out in South Africa

    Critics Roast the Department of Defense's Battlefield Nuclear Reactor

    Americans are waiting up to 50 days for SNAP benefits because of the government shutdown

    America's farmers are swimming in $409 billion of debt

    Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump (US)

    Agribusiness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

    Here's How You'll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise)

    One of Africa's last elephant havens has seen a worrying spike in ivory poaching

    Plastic found in deepest ocean animals

    Facebook Whistleblower Reveals "Routine Supression" Of Conservative Content

    Cohen Accused Of Perjury, Making "Numerous Willfully And Intentionally False Statements" During Testimony

    The Doomsday Scenario for the Stock and Housing Bubbles

    Middle East Oil Kingdoms Grapple With New Crisis

    The Middle Class Is Shrinking Everywhere — In Chicago It's Almost Gone

    Goods Trade Deficit Soars 12.8% in December: Year-Over-Year Exports Down 0.3%

    GDP Rose by $1.0 Trillion in 2018, US Gov. Debt by $1.3 Trillion
    Where would GDP growth be without federal borrow-and-spend?

    Yellen warns of corporate distress, economic fallout

    Manufacturers' New Orders Significantly Miss Estimates Second Month

    Non-Military Federal Agencies Under Trump Expand Already Enormous Arsenals
    Given that during the height of the Iraq War the Army used around 6 million rounds per month, with its planned purchase of 1.6 billion rounds, DHS would have ammo left over after matching the Army's peak daily outpouring of hot lead for two solid decades.
    Expecting unrest, are we? It's a tacit admission that the government expects things to get very ugly. -- RF

    U.S. companies put record number of robots to work in 2018

    Trump ex-lawyer has no proof of Russia collusion but 'suspicions'

    "Shadow Banks" Dominate Mortgage Lending by Piling on Risks.
    Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on the Hook

    This Is What Peak Car Looks Like

    Average New Car Payment Hits Record High $545 Per Month

    America's Cities Are Running on Software From the '80s

    Massive cuts to Social Security: This is the 'wall' Americans should worry about

  3. [we got about 3" of snow this morning, but it's melting off (it was very slushy to begin with); more on the way]
    Weekend storm to unfold in northeastern US [~ 1.5 min. weather report]

    Nearly 50 per cent of India facing drought as groundwater depletion increases – “We are not enhancing groundwater recharge, and drought conditions are making us extract more and more water”

    Nearly 50 per cent of the country is currently facing drought with at least 16 per cent falling in the “exceptional” or “extreme” category, according to IIT Gandhinagar scientists managing India’s real time drought prediction system.

    This ongoing drought will pose a lot of challenges in water availability this summer, Vimal Mishra, associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here, told PTI. [more]

    Climate Change Is Cutting Into the Global Fish Catch, and It's on Pace to Get Worse

    One new study shows where fish populations have been hit hardest by climate change. A second gauges how much future harm could be avoided if the Paris goals are met. [more]

    [They're Comin' Right At Us! from Airplane]
    Pilot dies as ANOTHER plane crashes into condo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Second in one week

    Dozens of dead birds found at Huntsville, AL road intersection

    [SOTT]Comment: Why do incidences of this mysterious phenomenon seem to be increasing? Several mechanisms have been proposed, including methane gas releases, magnetic pole reversals, and concussive injury from micro-meteorite explosions high up in the atmosphere. All three possibilities are cause for worry.

    'Environmental disaster' as tons of oil spills into UNESCO protected waters

    More than 80 tons have spilled into the clear waters and the shoreline as the boat continues to leak. Over 660 tons of oil are still onboard the vessel, waiting to be released. The spill is close to the World Heritage-listed waters of East Rennell, which is home to the biggest coral atoll in the world and is a key area for scientific study. [more]

    The Hunger Games 'Conomy: Donny Or Dog Food

    Over the past four decades the U.S. stock market has gone full Ponzi. Stock buybacks are now 4% of GDP, equal to the U.S. Federal deficit by way of the tax cut. Whereas previously it was a means for investment, now it's become a means for disinvestment:

    American Prospect: The Tax Cut Is Not About Investment:
    "The Republicans’ Tax Act is supposed to provide companies with extra after-tax profits that, through productive investments, will create jobs for Americans. Instead of helping to rebuild the vanishing middle class, however, the tax savings will further enrich shareholders through stock buybacks and cash dividends. With share prices inflated by stock buybacks, the richest U.S. households will extract even more value from the economy"

    Why would they purposefully gin up tax refunds knowing that it won't matter overall?

    Because the smoke and mirrors economy is imploding [more]

  4. Squeaky wheel gets the grease. I squawked at Facebook for blocking all links to this site, and they seem to have reassessed and restored things to normality. As they should have - I don't violate any of their terms or conditions (racism, nudity, inciting violence, etc). Maybe a tad bit of profanity here and there, but I don't think I overdo it.

  5. Completely off topic:

    Breakdance World Championship Remix