Sunday, March 10, 2019

Event Update For 2019-03-09

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

2019-03-09 - Vast amounts of methane found in the permafrost on the Yamal Peninsula and around the coast of the Kara Sea:

Note: The Yamal Peninsula is where methane explosions have been blowing gigantic craters in the ground in the last few years...

2019-03-09 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "A flight to Fort Lauderdale from Montreal with 189 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, N.J., Saturday morning after reports of smoke inside the aircraft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration."

Note: This is the 36th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Dagenham (Britain):

Quote: "Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a metal scrapyard in an industrial estate on Perry Road, Dagenham. Station Manager Mark Jordan, who is at the scene, says: 'A large pile of scrap waste is currently alight and crews are working hard to ensure the fire doesn't spread to any other part of the industrial estate.'"

2019-03-09 - Landfill fire breaks out in Hall County (Georgia):

2019-03-09 - RV bursts into flame at East Lake Park in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 70th RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at home on Suck Creek Road in Chattanooga (Tennessee), man seriously burned:

Quote: "A man was transported to Erlanger hospital early Saturday morning after receiving third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body in a vehicle fire. Emergency responders received a 911 call at 2:30 a.m. Saturday reporting a vehicle fire and endangerment of a neighboring structure in the 2800 block of Suck Creek Road, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office."

Note: So an RV and a car went up in flames in Chattanooga on this day. This car fire was about 200 feet from Suck Creek and around 800 feet from the Tennessee River...

2019-03-09 - Around 30 mini-trucks and warehouse go up in flames in Guwahati (India):

2019-03-09 - Garage explodes and burns at home in Pacific Beach area in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Crews were warned that neighbors heard an explosion before the flames broke out, Batt. Chief Dave Pilkerton said."

Note: This is the 44th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-03-09 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at Discovery Harbour Marina in coastal Campbells River (Canada):

2019-03-09 - Boat bursts into flame at Blowering Dam (Australia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three young people have been burned, two of them seriously, after a boat fire at Blowering Dam on Saturday."

2019-03-09 - Canal barge bursts into flame at Pitstone Marina on the Grand Union Canal in Pitstone (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 9 March, 4.34pm Fire in canal barge, Pitstone Marina, Cheddington Road, Pitstone. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury, the Water Rescue Unit from Newport Pagnell and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus, a toolkit and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: These are the 228th, 229th and 230th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Belmopan (Belize):

Note: This is the 135th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant (Oklahoma):

2019-03-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Note: These are the 385th and 386th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 in Fabens (Texas), cat killed:

Note: This is the 71st RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 1 in Middletown (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes destroyed, in Angola (Indiana):

Quote: "Fire officials say a car fire started a blaze that destroyed two homes Saturday night."

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame just after 4 AM while parked inside car dealership in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

Quote: "The call came in just after 4 a.m. at Billion Nissan. Firefighters found smoke coming from a shop. They believe a car caught fire inside the shop but the fire went out on its own."

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame at the corner of Market and George Street in York (Pennsylvania), man burned:

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame just after 5:30 AM on the Julia Tuttle Causeway in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Ladysmith Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame in drive-thru at McDonald's, fire spreads, restaurant heavily damaged, in Ower (Britain):

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame on Barton Road in Bletchley (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 9 March, 12.30pm Car fire, Barton Road, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-03-09 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked in coastal Marina Del Rey (California):

2019-03-09 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at 2:40 AM, home heavily damaged, in Sparks (Nevada):

2019-03-09 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire, home heavily damaged, near Hinton (Iowa):

Quote: "The family says their garage and 2 cars were completely destroyed."

2019-03-09 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Maurice (Louisiana):

2019-03-09 - Barn destroyed by fire in Wilmington (Ohio):

2019-03-09 - Barn destroyed by fire on McKinstry Road in Yorkshire (New York):

2019-03-09 - High-rise building under construction damaged by fire in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 850 feet from the ocean:

2019-03-09 - Diving company damaged by fire in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii):

2019-03-09 - Shop destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Portland (Oregon):

2019-03-09 - Bar heavily damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-03-09 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Tucson (Arizona), nobody there:

2019-03-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Beekmantown (New York):

2019-03-09 - Home damaged by garage fire on Lake James Drive in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Poppleton Street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lyell Avenue in Rochester (New York), 1 injured:

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Pine Street in Morris Township (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2019-03-09 - Home under construction destroyed by fire shortly before 4 AM in coastal San Francisco (California):

2019-03-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Nixa (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-03-09 - Home destroyed by fire just before 5:30 AM on Kelly's Dam Road near Danville (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-03-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Glenn Road in Allison Township (Pennsylvania), cat killed, nobody there:

2019-03-09 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Girard (Ohio):

2019-03-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Canton Township (Michigan):

2019-03-09 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire at The Grande At Riverdale in Riverdale (New Jersey):

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire burns home on 5th Avenue in Greeley (Colorado), 1 killed:

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire burns home in McLean (Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:45 AM near Sand Gap (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Vernal (Utah), 1 killed:

2019-03-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Poughkeepsie (New York):

2019-03-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11:12 PM in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2019-03-09 - Dolphin washes ashore dead on Red Sea beach in Egypt:

2019-03-09 - Mother and son drop dead in home in coastal Port Hood (Canada):

Quote: "A neighbour tells CTV News the two people found dead inside this Port Hood home were mother and son. The Mounties say investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy before releasing more information, but say this is considered a 'sudden-death' investigation."

2019-03-09 - Woman, 45, and man found dead in Gandhisagar Lake (India):

2019-03-09 - Woman, 42, George Foreman's daughter, found dead at home in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Freeda Foreman, the daughter of boxing legend George Foreman, was found dead Saturday in her Houston-area home, according to TMZ. Freeda’s body was found by a family member and no foul play is suspected, TMZ reports."

2019-03-09 - Man, 67, slumps over dead while driving on I-10 in Goodyear (Arizona):

Quote: "The Department of Public Safety is investigating a dead body found along Interstate 10. DPS officials say a body of a 67-year-old man was found in a vehicle near I-10 eastbound and Litchfield Rd just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The man may have suffered from a medical emergency. At this time, the vehicle doesn't appear to have been involved in a collision."

2019-03-09 - Person found dead in the Columbia River in Portland (Oregon):

2019-03-09 - Person found dead in the Amite River in East Feliciana Parish (Louisiana):

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in lake at Pierson Park in Kansas City (Kansas):

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in pond in Dublin (Ohio):

2019-03-09 - Person found dead near hotel in Williams Lake (Canada):

2019-03-09 - Man, 18, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Pinny Beach (Australia), another man crashes bicycle and dies too:

Quote: "It is understood the teenager was bodyboarding about 10am before he was found under the surface. Ambulance NSW said he went into cardiac arrest after he was pulled from the surf. Paramedics took over CPR and attempted to revive the youth but were unsuccessful."

Quote: "A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said it was unclear if the boy died as a result of drowning or another medical issue."

2019-03-09 - Man, 34, drops dead in guesthouse in coastal Male’ City (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "A Maldivian man has been found dead inside a room at a guesthouse in Male’ City. The man has been identified as a 34-year-old Maldivian who rented a room at a guesthouse in the Galolhu district of Male’ City."

Quote: "The body showed no outward sign of injury, reports MPS."

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in hostel in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

Quote: "In a statement released by ICHH, Mr Flynn confirmed it is the second death in two weeks at a hostel."

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in Bourne Woods in Grimsthorpe (Britain):

2019-03-09 - Man drops dead on Castle Street in coastal Swansea (Britain):

Quote: "A man has suddenly died in Swansea city centre this morning. The incident happened in Castle Street at around 9.10am. Several police cars and ambulances are at the scene. However, there are no suspicious circumstances."

Note: Another man had a 'medical emergency' and dropped dead the day prior in Swansea too, on Mumbles Road which runs right along the oceanfront, mentioned in the 2019-03-08 update. Should be able to buy a house here in Swansea cheap once everyone's dead!

2019-03-09 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, plane lands safely at coastal JFK Airport (New York), 29 injured:

Quote: "The incident comes just hours after that airport was forced to close all of its runways, after a flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale had to make an emergency landing. In that case it was smoke in the cargo hold, rather than atmospheric conditions, that was to blame."

2019-03-09 - Small twin-engine passenger plane crashes in San Carlos de Guaroa in Meta Province (Colombia), all 14 aboard killed:

2019-03-09 - Tanker truck overturns on I-24 in Robertson County (Tennessee):

2019-03-09 - Box truck veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-94 near Taylor (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-03-09 - Van crashes into median and overturns on I-840 in Williamson County (Tennessee), 8 injured:

2019-03-09 - Minivan veers off road, crashes into trees, in Macon (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-03-09 - SUV veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Buchanan County (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-03-09 - Pickup truck veers off road at 2:30 AM, crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Millbury (Massachusetts):

2019-03-09 - Car veers off road and overturns at 11:56 PM in Nueces County (Texas), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2019-03-09 - Car crashes on Holme Lane in Hillsborough (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "It is believed the driver of the car may have had suffered a medical episode."

2019-03-09 - Sinkhole opens and swallows part of driveway at home in Joplin (Missouri):

2019-03-09 - Massive power outage and internet outage hit Venezuela:

2019-03-09 - Man has 'medical emergency' in park in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "Three athletes from Fordham’s track team lent helping hands — and their feet — when an elderly man ran into trouble in a Bronx park early Saturday. The man had suffered a medical emergency and was sitting dazed in the snow on a cross-country running trail deep inside Van Cortlandt Park."

2019-03-09 - Man has 'medical incident' at coastal Lizard Point (Britain):

Quote: "A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling ill at a remote beauty spot. Coastguards were also scrambled, at 11.30am, to an area of coast near to Lizard Village where a 'medical incident' was unfolding."

2019-03-09 - Ten more tornadoes touch down in Arkansas and Louisiana:

Quote: "A week after tornadoes killed 23 people in Alabama, 10 reported twisters touched down in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana Saturday, as severe weather continued to sweep across the country."

2019-03-09 - Tornado touches down and damages homes in Mesquite (Texas):

2019-03-09 - The cities around the world which have almost run out of drinking water, affecting millions, and it's getting worse:

2019-03-09 - Two-headed calf born in Washington County (Tennessee):

2019-03-09 - Invasive tawny crazy ants spreading across Louisiana and Florida:

2019-03-09 - Japan's Kane Tanaka is now the world's oldest living person at age 116:


  1. i have crap going on here and i'll have to wait to comment.

    Space Weather, Sulfur Dioxide, Volcano & EQ Report with Margo (Mar. 10, 2019) [~ 1 hr.]

  2. Airlines Were Supposed to Fix Their Pollution Problem. It’s Just Getting Worse

    Environmental activists recoil for a reason when the super-rich fly private jets to forums that preach carbon neutrality. Airplane pollution levels really are going through the stratosphere and nobody seems to have a viable plan to rein them in.

    While energy generation and agriculture currently dwarf aviation’s 1.3 percent share of all human-caused greenhouse gases, emissions from air travel are accelerating many times faster.

    Pathogens hitchhiking on plastics ‘could carry cholera from India to US’

    Dangerous sewage pathogens have been found “hitch-hiking” on plastic litter washed up on some of Scotland’s finest bathing beaches, raising concerns from scientists the phenomenon could have far-reaching implications for human health worldwide.

    The findings, by the University of Stirling, have confirmed environmentalists’ fears that ubiquitous, persistent and tiny plastic beads, or “nurdles”, found on beaches and in rivers and seas around the world, act as rafts for harmful bacteria, transporting them from sewage outfalls and agricultural runoff to bathing waters and shellfish beds. [more; um . . yer jes' figgerin' dis out? It's like sayin' "geez, we gotta be real careful with radioactive spent fuel rods" NOW, after Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima! Ware-da-fukka you-been?]

    Damascus To Become A “Ruinous Heap”?: Syria Threatens To Attack The Golan Heights And Israel Prepares For War

    The winds of war are blowing once again, and it isn’t going to take much to spark a major conflict in the Middle East. This week is the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the civil war in Syria, and after the nightmare that the people of Syria have been through, you would think that the Assad regime would be eager for peace. But instead, Assad appears to be ready to go for broke. If Syria can spark a Middle East war that results in the complete destruction of Israel, Assad would be remembered as a hero in the Islamic world forever. Instead of a legacy of civil war and crushing poverty, Assad’s legacy would be one of wartime leader that brought total victory over Syria’s most hated enemy. But of course such a conflict would be a huge risk, because if it went badly the city of Damascus would be completely flattened and the nation of Syria as we know it today would be entirely destroyed. And considering how overwhelmingly powerful the Israeli military is, it would seem to be a very foolish risk to take. Unfortunately, Assad does not appear to be thinking rationally. On Thursday, Syria officially threatened “to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights”. [more]

    [more below]

  3. The Lies Get Larger At The End Of The Cycle

    We're at that point in the cycle wherein the salesmen have to try that much harder to con the marginal dunce, to make the quarter. It's Ponzinomics, if you didn't buy your degree from Wharton, you wouldn't understand it. The biggest jobs miss since 2008 is the catalyst for a 50 point S&P short-covering rally, so far...

    The casino was reaching prior oversold levels, and bounced at the 200 day. Both open gaps above the market just got closed, leaving multiple open gaps below the market, going back to December.

    The long awaited Boeing crash has arrived compliments of 737s falling from the sky. Somehow the news always corresponds with parabolic speculation coming to a screeching halt.

    The largest weight Dow component was down -17% from recent highs at the open. Volume is ~8x average at midday.

    Retail sales in January "beat" expectations, but December was revised lower still. The fake wealth effect took a heavy toll. This latest (delayed) data will revise down Q4 GDP and Q1 GDP, as GDPNow just fell back to .2%.

    I call this the crash ratio because it shows that the casino is held aloft by fewer and fewer very large stocks [more; see chart]

    The Source of Killer Inflation: Services

    What will the future bring: fire (inflation) or ice (deflation)? The short answer: both, but in very different doses. Goods that are tradeable and exposed to technologically driven commodification will decline in price (deflation) while untradeable services that are difficult to commoditize will increase in price (inflation), generating a self-reinforcing feedback loop of wage-price inflation.

    Gordon Long and I discuss these trends in our latest program The Supply-Demand Services Problem (YouTube).

    The big difference between goods that drop in price (TVs, etc.) and services that are exploding higher (healthcare, childcare, elderly care, higher education, local taxes and fees, etc.) is the relative size each occupies in the household budget: a new TV is a couple hundred bucks and a once-every-few-years purchase, while all the services cost thousands of dollars annually– or even tens of thousands of dollars.

    A new TV or electronic gew-gaw is signal noise in the household budget while services consume the most of what’s left after paying for housing and transport.

    A 10% decline in the cost of a new TV is $25, while a 10% increase in annual tuition and college fees is $2,500. Add in thousands more for childcare, elderly care, local taxes and fees and healthcare, and the deflationary impact of tradeable goods is trivial compared to the increases in untradeable services. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. Volcano in Iceland Is one of the largest sources of volcanic CO2, 'rarely included in calculations'

    High-precision airborne measurements, in combination with atmospheric modeling, suggest that the Katla subglacial caldera may be one of the planet's biggest sources of volcanic carbon dioxide.

    The emission rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the less obvious-but nevertheless significant-measures of volcanic activity. Volcanic CO2 emissions are also important for understanding the preindustrial climate balance. To date, estimates of global volcanic CO2 emissions have been extrapolated primarily from measurements collected at a small number of active sources. Ice-covered volcanic centers are prevalent, but they are often difficult to access, and their vents are difficult to discern, so they are rarely included in these calculations.

    To address this gap, Ilyinskaya et al. recorded the first atmospheric gas emission rate measurements from Katla, one of Iceland's largest active volcanoes. This massive ice-covered caldera, which last erupted a century ago, was previously assumed to be a relatively minor emitter of CO2, but the new results suggest otherwise. [more]

    [this was in Margo's report this morning]
    Shiveluch Volcano in Russia's Kamchatka territory throws ash 3 miles high

    30 killed by floods and landslides since January in Bolivia

    Civil Defence authorities in Bolivia report that 30 people have died, 27 are missing and 26,596 families have been affected by floods and landslides during the current rainy season in the country.

    Civil Defence statistics (pdf) for the period 01 January to 06 March further reveal that 19,058 hectares of crops have suffered damage and 182 homes destroyed. [more]

  5. News Links, March 11, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Global stocks, dollar fall as global growth worries mount

    Super Mario Draghi's Day of Reckoning Has Arrived

    Canadian economy continues to deteriorate

    New York City is edging toward financial disaster, experts warn

    The $64 Trillion Question: With Foreigners Stepping Aside, Who Will Buy U.S Treasuries?

    Dollar Tree, Abercrombie & Fitch and Charlotte Russe: Retail store closures announced this year climb to 4,810

    FAA: Southwest Airlines spat with mechanics raises safety concerns [uh . . YEAH!!]

    Second Boeing 737 Max Crash Within Months Kills 157 in Ethiopia

    Trump Asks Germany, Japan To Pay For Being Occupied [wtf?!]

    Pence Urged Germany To Provoke Russian Navy

    Legal storm clouds gather over Diego Garcia
    An International Court of Justice advisory could eventually upend America's long-held lease on the strategic Indian Ocean military facility

    Flying to Paris or Berlin? U.S. Citizens Will Soon Need EU Permits

    Footage Contradicts U.S. Claim That Maduro Burned Aid Convoy (NYT)The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
    Washington's claim that Venezuela's government has refused humanitarian aid is a gigantic lie. Kei Pritsker explains how the US deployed a mere $20 million in aid as a Trojan Horse for regime change.

    Rubio Demands US Initiate "Widespread Unrest" In Venezuela
    But don't call it meddling. -- RF

    Presstitutes Turn Blind Eye to UN Report on Venezuela

    Venezuela - Three Total Blackouts In Three Days - Government Presumes U.S. Cyberattack

    The real EROI of Crude Oil: smaller than you wouldn't imagine

    Partial service restored to San Francisco's BART transit system after massive shutdown

    More than 7700 Memphis residents without power

    City Power system 'stabilised' following massive power outage (Johannesburg)

    World's worst power cuts since 2000

    Official: Iran Can Find Ways to Sell Oil in Defiance of US Sanctions

    Oil Market About To Enter Supply Deficit

    How America's food giants swallowed the family farms

    Our Own Government Is Quietly Funding the Bird Flu Research That Could End Up Killing Us All

    The Roundup row: is the world's most popular weedkiller carcinogenic?

    As the World Burns: Hurtling Towards an Unlivable Planet

    The Rise Of Totalitarian Technology

    Did the NSA Kill Its Program To Spy on Us… Or Upgrade It?

    Germany does not want to ban Huawei from 5G networks: minister

    Zuckerberg has given us no reason to believe him

    China is overtaking the U.S. as the leader in artificial intelligence

    Triton is the world's most murderous malware, and it's spreading

    Amazon Is Flooding D.C. With Money and Muscle: The Influence Game

    We Are Being Lied Into War Again

    Meghan McCain Is A Fake, Blubbering Asshole

    The Shameful Attack that Backfired

    Turkey becoming minefield for foreign journalists

    Deconstructing The Green New Deal — Despite serious flaws, it sparks a needed conversation

    Uber, Lyft and oil frackers: Tech mirages, not real businesses

    YouTube terminates Middle East Observer after almost 10 years online

    Will the Corporate Media Retract Its Venezuela Lies?

    Eight years on, water woes threaten Fukushima cleanup

    Most evacuees under 50 from three Fukushima towns near nuclear disaster have no plan to return

    Fukushima evacuees resist return as 'Reconstruction Olympics' near

    Abe support rate falls; 69% want Okinawa vote on base issue respected

    Ron Paul asks: Is John Bolton the New Dick Cheney?

    Deadbeat Nation? 37 Million Credit Cards Were 90 Days Past Due In 4Q18

    Trump Budget Would Slash Domestic Spending, Boost Military Spending


  6. Monday, 11 March 2019
    Near-complete loss of sea ice in the Bering Sea withn weeks

    Bering Sea Meltout

    Peak Oil is back! We were given 10 years by destroying the planet.I doubt we have to worry about 2023

    IEA 2018 World Energy Outlook: Peak oil is here, oil crunch by 2023

    A repost and an apology
    I am reposting this because it needs emphasising but also because I neglected to name my source for this, for which I would like to apologise.

    David Allcock is doing good work which is something others SHOULD be doing are not.

    None of the people who post on Facebook and shout loudly, are doing any of this sort of work.

    I look forward to seeing what David will report in the near future.

    Calculations indicate an increase of 4 ppb methane over 7 days

    CAMS and their “insanely stupid charts”

    This appeared on Facebook this morning -

    “If you look at CAMS, their insanely stupid charts consistently maintain that there is almost NO METHANE coming out of the Arctic Permafrost and Arctic Shallows in Alaska and Canada and most of the Siberian Coastline.

    “This is the CAMS Surface Chart where you would look to see the origination point for the massive release of Methane from the MetOp 1 and 2 Satellites. Obviously, CAMS is a ruse trying to deceive the public into believing that there is no methane release in 90 percent of the Arctic coastal areas

    “Compare CAMS (Copernicus Atmospheric Measuring System) to the MetOp satellite data. MetOp satellites are recording beaucoup methane coming out of the Arctic shallow waters and the Arctic permafrost. MetOp also shows frightening methane release from the northern Pacific and even shows a large methane release in Antarctica.”

    What they do, however is to no present data for up to a week and removing it quickly.

    We already have methane wars with Michael Mann and Yale/USGS. Why Joe Neubarth wants to fire salvos is beyond me.

    How can you ever have a meaningful discussion when what is coming out from the other side is factually incorrect? [more; CAMS recently changed its color coding - green IS high]

    Nearly 150 ice fisherman stranded after ice breaks on Lake Erie near Ohio

    Nearly 150 ice fisherman were stranded Saturday after strong winds pushed the ice to break up on Lake Erie near Catawba Island State Park in Ohio. [more; 1 min. news video]

    Chinese carriers, Ethiopian Airlines halt use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after crash

    The War on Tobacco, E-Cigs, and CBD May Be Coming to an End

    Departures of high-ranking government officials have been somewhat commonplace during the Trump administration, but nothing could have prepared folks for the bombshell announcement that hit the newswires on Tuesday, March 5. It was reported that Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), would be leaving his post sometime in April to spend more time with his family after putting in nearly two years as the head of the FDA.

    News of Gottlieb's imminent departure sent immediate ripples through the stock market, with biotech stocks falling. Under Gottlieb's watch, the FDA has approves a record number of experimental pharmaceutical products. [more]

    Diver ends up in mouth of massive Bryde's whale off South Africa coast: 'I don't think I had a whale of a time' [1.25 min. news story]