Sunday, March 3, 2019

Event Update For 2019-03-02

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

2019-03-02 - Mammoth pile of trash regularly bursting into flame beside the Nakdong River in Uiseong County (South Korea):

Quote: "Among the rice paddies and beside the Nakdong River in the country's east, a horseshoe-shaped, 170,000-ton heap of trash is spontaneously combusting, spewing out plumes of smoke and the nose-scorching, chemical stench of burning plastic."

Quote: "As the trash mountain decomposed, gas built up under the surface. In December last year, fires began to appear."

Quote: "On a cold February morning, six workers wearing grimy overalls and gas masks clamber over the 50 feet-tall (15 meters) man-made hill, dousing the smoke with fire hoses. But as soon as one smoldering spot is extinguished, another flares up. They have been doing this for three months -- and no end is in sight."

2019-03-02 - Underground electrical explosion and fire at 4:30 AM ignites parked car in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "Fire officials determined that the car was parked near a manhole, where it is police believe an explosion occurred."

2019-03-02 - Underground electrical fire hits coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "About 10 homes in East Flatbush were evacuated Saturday when a manhole fire melted a gas pipe that began to leak carbon monoxide."

2019-03-02 - Tree's roots ignite on Tatton Road in Wilmslow (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to Tatton Road following reports of a tree on fire. Crews attended and discovered a deep-seated fire in the roots of a tree. They used hand-held apparatus and additional water from nearby residents to try to bring the fire under control. The fire had taken hold in the roots of the tree and a tree surgeon was required to fell the tree to enable the fire to be put out."

Note: Hopefully there aren't too many trees around the world that have roots!

2019-03-02 - Large pile of metal and plastic goes up in flames at industrial estate on Ferry Lane in Rainham (Britain), near the River Thames:

Quote: "'A large pile of metal and plastic was alight but the fire was outside rather than in any of the industrial units and we are ensuring it doesn’t spread,' said Station Manger Keith Carmichael."

2019-03-02 - Scrap metal fire erupts at port in coastal Varna (Bulgaria):

Quote: "Eyewitness video filmed on Friday (March 1) shows a large plume of smoke rising up from the scrap metal, close by to moored boats."

2019-03-02 - Wildfires rage out of control as heatwave broils Victoria (Australia), homes and other structures destroyed:

Quote: "Two homes and multiple other structures have been destroyed and more losses are expected as fires continue to rage across Victoria on Sunday. The largest fire was burning in Bunyip state park about 65km east of Melbourne and fire crews reported an unspecified number of properties damaged but assessment was being hindered by the difficult terrain and active fire."

Quote: "An emergency warning has been issued, with residents told it’s too late to leave."

Quote: "Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for the southern third of the country."

Quote: "Temperatures in Tasmania, Australia's southernmost state, reached 39.1 degrees Celsius (102°F) on Saturday, the hottest in 131 years of records, Narramore said. Australia's hottest summer on record is causing several industries to wilt, including the $4.4 billion wine industry with grape yields set to drop to the lowest in years."

2019-03-02 - Home explodes west of Victor (Idaho), 1 injured:

2019-03-02 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire at 3:10 AM on 30 Mile Road in Ray Township (Michigan), nobody there:

Note: These are the 36th and 37th residential explosions in 2018...

2019-03-02 - Tesla dealership heavily damaged by fire and explosions in Crawley (Britain):

Quote: "A fire has torn through a Tesla showroom in West Sussex, damaging at least half of the premises before being brought under control. Explosions were reportedly heard from the building, but the car manufacturer confirmed that no one had been hurt in the blaze."

2019-03-02 - Boat and boathouse destroyed by fire at Cedar Grove Marina in coastal North Saanich (Canada):

Note: This is the 213th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-02 - School bus bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on road near Kofinou on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Note: This is the 41st school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 121st bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Kremenchug (Ukraine):

Note: This is the 122nd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 near Valley City (North Dakota):

2019-03-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Franklin (Tennessee):

2019-03-02 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Ray Lane in Barnacre, Preston (Britain):

Note: These are the 343rd, 344th and 345th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-02 - Heavy plow truck bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on Atwood Avenue in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island):

2019-03-02 - Box truck bursts into flame near Longs Pond Road west of Red Bank (South Carolina):

2019-03-02 - Ambulance bursts into flame on Highway 36 in/near Bennington (Nebraska):

2019-03-02 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Gilbert (Arizona):

Quote: "Fire units on scene at 3010 East Bonanza Rd. in Gilbert, for a reported RV fire next a house. Very little extension to house."

Note: This is the 62nd RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Wattsburg Road in East Millcreek (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near auto shop in Murray (Utah):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on the Northern Motorway in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments on Sackville Street in Barnsley (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame at 1:25 AM on Schubert Close in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame near Sainsbury's in Maidstone (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on Derby Street in Crewe (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Wellington (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame on Eastleigh Road in Devizes (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Car bursts into flame at 12:47 AM on Burringham Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Burringham Road, Scunthorpe. Sat 2 Mar 2019 00:47 (No:04405) Car fire. Hose reel, 1 BA and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2019-03-02 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 10:55 PM on Grampian Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Grampian Way, Hull. Sat 2 Mar 2019 22:55 (No:04479) Motorcycle fire. Extinguished by crews utilising one hose reel."

2019-03-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Brooksville (Florida), dog killed, nobody there:

2019-03-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on Freeman Mill Road in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2019-03-02 - Barn destroyed by fire at midnight in coastal Bay Bulls (Canada):

2019-03-02 - Football stadium damaged by fire at Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-02 - Storage facility heavily damaged by huge fire at 3:06 AM in Houston (Texas):

2019-03-02 - Plastics business damaged by fire on Bridgeport Street in Mt. Pleasant Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-02 - Concrete business damaged by fire in Lima (New York):

2019-03-02 - Strip mall destroyed by massive inferno in coastal Paradise (Canada):

Quote: "A major fire in Paradise destroyed a strip mall and all of the business in it Saturday afternoon."

Note: Paradise in California was destroyed by fire last year too. It appears that wherever you find Paradise nowadays, it's burning up...

2019-03-02 - Home damaged by garage fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-03-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2019-03-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:18 AM on Harcourt Place in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-03-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2019-03-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Turley (Oklahoma):

2019-03-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:57 AM in coastal Manoa (Hawaii):

2019-03-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Overland Park (Kansas), nobody there:

2019-03-02 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 2:30 AM on Marcum Lane in Eugene (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-03-02 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:55 AM on Westview Crescent in the Village of Geneseo (New York):

2019-03-02 - Home destroyed by fire on Yancey Street in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2019-03-02 - Multiple homes destroyed by fire in Essex Junction (Vermont):

2019-03-02 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 7 AM in Elgin (Illinois):

2019-03-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-03-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 12:50 AM in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2019-03-02 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:

2019-03-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 5 AM on Rear Fallowfield Avenue in Charleroi (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

20190-03-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Nuremberg (Germany), 5 killed, 4 injured:

2019-03-02 - Vacant home burns in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2019-03-02 - Vacant hotel burns in Southfield (Michigan):

2019-03-02 - Vacant dress factory burns in Elkhart (Indiana):

2019-03-02 - Hundreds of dolphins dying off the coast of France:

2019-03-02 - Two men found dead in maintenance shed in Washoe County (Nevada):

2019-03-02 - Three people die in the water at beach in coastal Marina (India):

2019-03-02 - Two school girls found dead in dam reservoir in Uasin Gishu County (Kenya):

2019-03-02 - Child, 6, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at hotel in Tinicum Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Rescue crews were called around 3 p.m. Saturday to the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel in Tinicum Township. The child, who is believed to be about six years old, was swimming and went under. EMS crews rushed the child to Crozer Chester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead."

2019-03-02 - Young man found dead in Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), second corpse found in this lake in 10 days:

Quote: "It's the second time in a week that a body has been discovered in Lake Overholser. The body of another teen was discovered in the lake on Feb. 24."

2019-03-02 - Woman slumps over dead in car at restaurant in Okolona area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2019-03-02 - Man, 20, found dead in creek in Burlington (Kentucky):

2019-03-02 - Woman, 20, found dead near inn in Crete (Nebraska):

2019-03-02 - Man, 23, found dead in field in Langdon (North Dakota):

2019-03-02 - Worker, man, falls off building and dies on the island of Hulhumalé (Maldive Islands), possible toppler:

2019-03-02 - Boy, 15, found dead in river in coastal Guayaguayare on the island of Trinidad:

2019-03-02 - College student, man, 19, drops dead at exam center in Secunderabad (India):

Quote: "A nineteen-year-old student dropped dead while he was appearing his 12th board exams at the Sri Chaitanya College examination centre in Secunderabad on Saturday."

2019-03-02 - Woman, 19, found dead in apartment on Penilee Terrace in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-03-02 - Man, 52, found dead in Malvern (Britain):

2019-03-02 - Man, 75, has 'medical episode', SUV slams into homes, on Peace River Drive in coastal Harbour Heights (Florida), 200 feet from the coast, 1 injured:

Quote: "A man was taken to the hospital after crashing his car into homes due to a medical episode. Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Peace River Drive and Tannin Terrace in Charlotte County."

2019-03-02 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Merritt Island (Florida):

2019-03-02 - Small plane makes belly-landing at airport in Scottsdale (Arizona), landing gear problem:

2019-03-02 - School bus overturns near Mombasa (Kenya), 1 killed, 33 injured:

2019-03-02 - Tour bus overturns in Prachuap Khiri Khan (Thailand), 14 injured:

2019-03-02 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 6:35 AM, plunges into Little Conococheague Creek, near Clear Spring (Maryland):

2019-03-02 - Two cars collide head-on, on I-95 in Stonington (Connecticut), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-03-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on US 34 near Kersey (Colorado), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2019-03-02 - Car veers off road at 2:30 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, on coastal Johns Island (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-03-02 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures woman in Kampung Guchil (Malaysia):

2019-03-02 - Rockslide closes road in Zion National Park (Utah):

2019-03-02 - Performer, man, goes into cardiac arrest at festival in Lumberton (North Carolina):

Quote: "EMS crews jumped into action on Saturday when a performer at the 2019 Rumba on the Lumber community festival has a cardiac arrest."

2019-03-02 - Magnitude 6.0+ earthquake strikes in the ocean off the coast of Japan:

2019-03-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Afghanistan, 20+ killed, 10 missing:

2019-03-02 - Weather chaos as Winter 2019 breaks record after record:

2019-03-02 - US leadership approval around the world much lower under Trump and in decline:

2019-03-02 - Biologists capture photo of huge tarantula eating an opossum in the Amazon:

Quote: "While walking through the forest at night, doctoral candidate Michael Grundler and two other students 'heard some scrabbling in the leaf litter.' 'We looked over and we saw a large tarantula on top of an opossum,' said Grundler, a co-author of the paper. 'The opossum had already been grasped by the tarantula and was still struggling weakly at that point, but after about 30 seconds it stopped kicking.' Researchers said the tarantula (genus Pamphobeteus) was the size of a dinner plate, while the young mouse opossum was about the size of a softball. Grundler’s sister Maggie captured the video on camera."

Quote: "An opossum expert at the American Museum of Natural History later confirmed that this was the first documented instance of a 'large mygalomorph spider preying on an opossum.'"


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone. Well, we got about 2" of heavy wet snow overnight, like the last storm. No loss of power, but this one brought down branches and coats all the trees. The township to the east of us got about 5".

    Margo sounds better today. More pep in her voice.

    World & Climate News, Sea Ice Follow-up & EQ Report with Margo (Mar. 3, 2019) [~ 89 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.3.19 Human driven climate change meets "gold standard" of scientific certainty [~ 32 min.]

    Tornado EMERGENCY issued as ‘Confirmed Large and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS’ tornadoes hit Alabama, Georgia Sunday – At least 23 dead – Death toll expected to rise

    At least two people have been killed by a tornado that caused the
    National Weather Service to declare tornado emergencies Sunday afternoon for parts of Alabama and Georgia as severe storms moved through the South. Tornadoes in Lee County, Alabama killed at least 23, a figure officials expect to rise. [more]

    Extreme damage, at least 23 fatalities after series of tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia

    A series of destructive tornadoes ripped through Alabama and Georgia on Sunday, March 3, 2019, killing at least 23 people in Alabama's Lee County. Unfortunately, the death toll is expected to rise. This is the deadliest Alabama tornado day since 2011 when more than 200 people were killed in Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado and the deadliest US tornado day since May 20, 2013 Newcastle-OKC-Moore tornado. During the entire 2018, tornadoes in the United States killed 10 people.

    [more below]

  2. [reality is beginning to bite hard, all over]
    Investors Brace For Impact As The Cancer That Is Ravaging “The Real Economy” Starts To Spread

    2019 sure has been a weird year so far. On Wall Street, everything has been coming up roses for investors up to this point. Stock prices have risen more than 10 percent year-to-date, and the horrible crashes of late last year are quickly fading from memory. Meanwhile, the real economy is literally falling to pieces right in front of our eyes. Debt delinquencies are at unprecedented levels, bankruptcies are soaring, retail stores are closing at a record pace, this is the worst economy for farmers since the early 1980s, exports are plummeting and a brand new real estate crisis has now begun. Economic cancer is rapidly spreading throughout our country, and the U.S. economy is deteriorating at the fastest pace that we have seen since the last recession. So how long will it be before Wall Street catches up with economic reality? [more; fuck Wall Street, who cares?]

    Opinion: Boeing could bring the Dow industrials to a hard landing

    Aerospace giant is arguably the U.S. market’s most dangerous stock, and puts the Dow at risk [more]

    Ruined crops, salty soil: How rising seas are poisoning North Carolina’s farmland

    Of climate change’s many plagues — drought, insects, fires, floods — saltwater intrusion in particular sounds almost like a biblical curse. Rising seas, sinking earth and extreme weather are conspiring to cause salt from the ocean to contaminate aquifers and turn formerly fertile fields barren.

    Harry Shearer's Le Show for 3/3/2019 [~ 1 hr.]

    Five killed in ambulance helicopter crash in western Iran

    the reason for the crash is still unknown [more]

    Five-year-old girl dies after attack by dog pack in Uttarakhand, India

    The incident underlines the pressing problem of dog attacks in the region. The data from government hospital in Nainital town reveals that 1371 cases of dog bites were registered between April 2018 to February 2019 in Nainital town alone. [more; start eating those dogs]

    Hailstorm kills over 1000 birds in Madhya Pradesh, India

    Many farmers in the surrounding areas have also suffered crop loss [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Heavy snow brings hardship for Minnesota dairy farms

    Lucas Sjostrom, executive director of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, said some tanker trucks haven't been able get down snow-choked rural roads to pick up milk.

    "There are tons and tons of dairies around the state that had to dump milk in recent days," he said. "I know it's in the hundreds. It may be over 1,000 dairies."

    Sjostrom also said roofs caved in on at least 20 Minnesota dairy barns — in some cases killing and injuring cows. [more]

    Record-breaking snowfall for February in Idaho

    Five weather records were broken in February and one record was broken by more than two feet. [more]

    Coldest February on record in Metro Vancouver, Canada

    February 2019 was the coldest February on record in Metro Vancouver since the records began in 1937. Not only did the month see some frigid temperatures, but they also persisted throughout the month. [more]

    More than 11,000 people are now suing Bayer over Roundup cancer link

    [in current news - this happened TODAY]
    Monday, 4 March 2019
    Rural township just outside Melbourne has reportedly been lost to flames

    Entire Australian town 'all but wiped off the map' in massive bushfire

    Tonimbuk, a small town in the Bunyip State Park, has been all but razed to the ground by a fire that tore through the State Park on Monday. [more]

    Bushfire east of Melbourne in Bunyip State Park doubles in size

    The fire has grown to over 30,600 acres

    Victorian bushfires:Flaming trees glow pink [~ 2 min. video]

    Questions about the fires in Victoria

    The way this fire is behaving is eerily similar to the California fires. [see video and other articles included]

    There is expected to be no relief until Wednesday when rain is forecast. [more]
    Large US Military Gear Build-up begins in Romania - Why?

    Gee, look how close Romania is to . . . Ukraine. [more]

    [still more below]

  4. It starts to sink in what our future may be

    New Climate Debate: How to Adapt to the End of the World
    Researchers are thinking about social collapse and how to prepare for it.

    “The discussion I’m inviting is about collective responses to reduce harm,” he says, “rather than how a few people could tough it out to survive longer than others.” [more; good luck]

    Pacific Ring of Fire activity rises, preparations for 'imminent' mag-9 quake

    The Pacific Ring of Fire has shocked the region with 46 separate earthquakes in 24 hours this month, as preparations continue for the "highly imminent" megaquake capable of wiping out cities. [more]

    Four US tourists, pilot killed in Kenya chopper crash

    The helicopter "lost contact and crashed" shortly after taking off with a second chopper from Lake Turkana's Central Island, the statement said.

    Rescuers found the wreckage about seven hours later "with no survivors".

    "The cause of the incident is yet to be established [more]

    Man Trapped In Snow For 5 Days Says He Survived On Taco Sauce Packets

    Jeremy Taylor told authorities that he and his dog survived by eating packets of taco sauce as they were trapped by snow in his vehicle for five days. [more]

    [astrology anyone?]
    Uranus Moves Into Taurus, There’s A New Moon In Pisces, And EVERYTHING Is Going To Change

    There’s some big stuff happening on the astrological front, and it’s all going down March 6.

    The biggest is that Uranus-the planet of change-is moving into Taurus, where it will stay for seven years. But that just so happens to coincide with the new moon in Pisces, and-as if that weren't enough-Mercury goes into retrograde the day before (March 5).

    Basically, March 6 is a pretty intense day for the universe-and you-according to Donna Page, a certified astrologer in Atlanta.

    While the new moon is fleeting, Uranus is going to be in Taurus for a long time (until April 2026, to be exact). [more; read it, if interested]

    Are Teslas Death Traps? Failing Brakes and Violent Fires Spark Major Fears

    [yes, but ALL vehicles are in this category now!]

  5. News Links, March 4, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    The Approaching Winter: The Super-Cycle Has Turned

    Insane Stock Market Rally Due To Massive Global Monetary Liquidity

    Soaring Canadian Insolvencies Cripple Local Banks

    Trump Assails WTO "Straitjacket", Attempts Pocket Veto of Entire Organization
    Trump says he will use the WTO to press charges against other nations yet he will ignore claims other nations make.

    US Auto Sales Tumble To 18 Month Low As SUV Demand Hits A Brick Wall

    Lyft warns it may never make any money

    For Russians, growing worries over 'eternal poverty'

    Our Third Bold Prediction (the Fed will go MMT)

    Gap says it will shut 230 stores over the next two years, posts mixed holiday results

    Victoria's Secret says it is shuttering 53 more stores

    Two Planes Nearly Collide In Close Call Near O'Hare

    Southwest Plane Clips Wings With Airliner At Newark Airport, Delays Expected

    The Right May Finally Get Its War on Iran

    Israel is playing a big role in India's escalating conflict with Pakistan

    US Urges 'Calm' While Stoking India-Pakistan Conflict

    Israel Broke Int'l Law, Likely Committed War Crimes, Shooting 6,000 Gaza Protesters: UN

    Amnesty International is Peddling Trump's Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela

    US Attempts to Force New Elections in Venezuela Fails as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country

    Shocker: "Humanitarian Aid" Stunt Used To Escalate Against Venezuela

    Berlin blackout raises questions over Germany's power grid

    A 30-hour power outage in the German capital has prompted questions over the stability of the country's power supply. The Interior Ministry has admitted there is no comprehensive national contingency plan. [yup - we don't have one either!]

    The Permian Is A Double-Edged Sword For Oil Majors

    Junk oil: The truth about fracking & how it's changing the world

    Reuters Survey: OPEC Oil Production Drops To Four-Year Low

    Miners Eye The Moon For Trillion Dollar Payoff

    BP Forecasts Global Energy Demand Will Continue to Increase
    [they don't read NBL or JJFH]

    Brent Dips below Sour Crude as Heavy Supply Tightens
    Department of Energy moves forward with controversial test reactor
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will go forward with plans to build a controversial new nuclear reactor that some critics have called a boondoggle.

    Chicken nugget recall across Canada for Salmonella contamination
    US fast-food giants have increased their portion sizes, calories, and sodium content

    Climate Change Is Here—and It Looks Like Starvation

    American Farm Debt Reaches 1980s Crisis Levels: Agriculture Secretary

    If India and Pakistan have a 'limited' nuclear war, scientists say it could wreck Earth's climate and trigger global famine
    I submit that world leaders are insane psychopaths. -- RF

    Australia's summer was hottest on record, with more to come

    Scientists Are Hatching Mad Plans to Geoengineer Earth to Save Us from Global Warming [i thought it was a new Ice Age]

    A February to remembrrr in L.A.: It never even reached 70 degrees

    Snowpack more than doubles in a month — and it's still storming in the Sierra

    Americans Are Literally Flushing Canada's Forests Down the Toilet

    Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil's tribal lands

    [2nd half below; entire contents at seemorerocks or RF site]

  6. Dow Jones' watchlist of 2.4 million high-risk individuals has leaked

    Justin Trudeau Is Finished

    Canada approves extradition proceedings against Huawei executive

    Gold deal between United States and Daesh: Mission accomplished [ISIS trades stolen gold to U.S. for "safe passage"]

    1 in 5 corporations say China has stolen their IP within the last year: CNBC CFO survey

    What's Behind Australia's Decision to Suddenly Grant Julian Assange a Passport?

    Your iPhone Has a Hidden List of Every Location You've Been

    Echoes Of 2016: MSNBC Slanders Sanders With Outright Lies After Saturday Speech

    Can we Learn from Our Medieval Ancestors how to Manage the Coming Collapse? [in short, NO]

    What Does It Take to Destroy a World Order? How Climate Change Could End Washington's Global Dominion
    Net energy decline is a force at least as big — or even bigger — than climate change. We can already see the world economy collapsing as global trade slows, national economies hit the skids, infrastructure rots, debt piles up, poverty spreads, and unrest seethes in a giant cauldron of despair and anger. Add the near certainty of a major war, grid collapse, exploding nuclear power plants, mass starvation, and pandemics, and you have a recipe for global depopulation. We're talking several billion before the dust settles. Have a nice day! -- RF

    Illiteracy is a national emergency unfolding across America, and it's only getting worse

    Space Force to cost $2 billion, include 15,000 personnel in first five years

    GDPNow Initial Estimate of 1st-Quarter GDP: 0.3 Percent

    Auto loan delinquencies rise as the cost of monthly payments hit record high

    Here's how Millennials' $1 trillion in debt is affecting their lives
    Given bleak economic prospects, depression is on the rise for Millennials

    China's Social Credit System – It's Coming to the United States

    US Real Spending Crashes In December As Savings Rate Soars

    Banning payday loans sends desperate borrowers running to pawn shops

    Anti-Amazon Fever Is Spreading, and Big Tech Companies Should Be Worried

    It's All About Who Reaps the Gains (Asset Bubbles) and Who Eats the Losses (Stagnating Wages)

    The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared to Disclose this Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

    What Killed the Middle Class?

  7. [celebrity death]

    Luke Perry Dead at 52 Never Recovered from 'Massive' Stroke

    he was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday morning after suffering the stroke while at his Sherman Oaks, CA home.

    According to the emergency dispatch audio -- obtained by TMZ -- paramedics received a call for a stroke at the residence. We're told when EMTs arrived, he was responsive and talking ... but his condition deteriorated. [more]

    Late winter snow slams Northeast US, canceling flights and shuttering schools in major cities

    [lots of videos]

    Mad dog: Video of pit bull terrier attacking kitesurfer in Argentina

    Incredible footage shows massive landslide in Indian-controlled Kashmir

    Alabama tornadoes kill at least 23 and cause 'catastrophic' damage - UPDATE

    [see bottom of article; more videos]