Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Event Update For 2019-03-18


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

2019-03-18 - Unknown odor sickens three people at post office in coastal San Jose (California):

2019-03-18 - Woman plagued by unexplained seizures and memory loss after vacationing in coastal Sayulita (Mexico):

Quote: "A Portland woman’s vacation to Mexico was cut short by a mystery illness that caused seizures and memory loss, and doctors still aren’t sure what caused it."

Quote: "Everything was 'incredible,' Glass said, until the fifth day of the vacation. Glass suddenly became disoriented, then had a seizure, something she had never experienced before, the news station reported. 'Her mouth was foaming. Her face was really contorted, and her eyes were red and rolling back,' said Stacia Secreriat, who accompanied Glass on the vacation."

Quote: "She had no preexisting condition. After the vacation, Glass said she suffered memory problems and was often confused and disoriented."

Note: I'd bet that at some point during that vacation she got into the water at the beach there in that beach resort town...

2019-03-18 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane lands safely in McAllen (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency crews were called in to the McAllen Miller International Airport after an incoming plane reported smoke in the cabin. Flight 4158 from Dallas arrived at about 8 a.m. Monday."

Note: This is the 40th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-18 - Person found dead in burning pickup truck in Rowan County (Kentucky):

Quote: "They say they do no know where the fire started, but Kentucky State Police say they believe the fire started near where the truck was located. KSP says that this case is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected."

2019-03-18 - Car goes up in flames and burns 72-year-old man to death on Gilbert Court in Iowa City (Iowa):

Quote: "Iowa City authorities are investigating after a body was found in a car that went up in flames. It happened just before 10:50 p.m. Monday at 1213 Gilbert Court. Firefighters found the body inside once they put the flames out."

2019-03-18 - Horse truck bursts into flame and kills man at 6:30 AM while parked in Vejer de la Frontera (Spain):

Quote: "At around 6.30am local time, a rider’s lorry caught fire. At the time, freelance groom Vicente Quinta Sanchez was inside the living area of the lorry where the fire broke out and has passed away."

2019-03-18 - Man, 79, burns to death at scene of brush fire on Peace Valley Lane in Baxter County (Arkansas):

Quote: "The Baxter County Sheriff's Office says Heenan was found about 120 feet from where his vehicle was parked. Evidence indicates that Heenan died as a result of the fire. A portion of his vehicle was also damaged by the fire."

2019-03-18 - Auto dumping yard hit by fire, bus, 25 cars and 72 motorcycles burn, in coastal Calicut (India):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out at a vehicle dumping yard in Calicut on Monday evening. Hundreds of vehicles including 72 two-wheelers, 25 cars, and a bus was completely charred."

2018-03-18 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by fire in Delhi (India):

2019-03-18 - Recycling center hit by fire, 20 tons of plastic burns, in Grantham (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Firefighter ignites while cooking at fire station in Homestead (Florida):

2019-03-18 - Fishing ship 'Lubbetje' bursts into flame while docked at terminal in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):

Quote: "There were dramatic scenes in the Port Elizabeth harbour on Sunday morning when a fire broke out aboard a large fishing vessel berthed near the bulk manganese ore terminal, opposite a massive fuel tank farm in the harbour precinct. The interior of the 39m green-and-white South African-flagged Lubbetje, which is classed as an offshore support vessel, caught fire shortly before 10am in the western corner of the harbour."

2019-03-18 - Boat, tractor (bulldozer) and barn destroyed by fire in Queensbury (New York):

Quote: "No injuries were reported, but Dave Matteson, a friend of the property’s owner, said the barn on Hudson View Lane contained an antique car as well as a boat, bulldozer, appliances and construction materials that included flooring, lights and lumber."

Note: These are the 252nd and 253rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019, and this is the 446th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-18 - School bus bursts into flame on Wilson Road in Blythewood (South Carolina):

2019-03-18 - School bus bursts into flame at church, fire spreads to church, in Etowah (Tennessee):

2019-03-18 - School bus bursts into flame near Papenvoort (Netherlands):

Quote: "A school outing for pupils from primary school De Borg in Assen turned out to be much more exciting than expected on Monday. The bus on which they were traveling to the dolmen in Drenthe suddenly caught fire near Papenvoort, Dagblad van het Noorden reports."

Note: These are the 54th, 55th and 56th school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 144th, 145th and 146th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-03-18 - Limo bus bursts into flame in West Union (Iowa):

Note: This is the 147th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-18 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the M56 near coastal Runcorn (Britain), separate crash too:

Quote: "There was also a tanker fire heading eastbound between junction 12 for Runcorn and 11 for Preston Brook, leading to one lane being shut while firefighters dealt with the incident."

2019-03-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Emory (Utah):

2019-03-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-55 near Scott City (Missouri):

2019-03-18 - Tractor bursts into flame at feed business in Bunnaloo (Australia):

Note: These are the 447th, 448th, 449th and 450th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame, truck rolls down hill and lands on lawn at home, in Monterey Park area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-03-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in the wee hours in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2019-03-18 - Mail truck bursts into flame on South Michigan Avenue in Roswell (New Mexico):

2019-03-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked on SE 123rd Street in coastal South Beach (Oregon):

2019-03-18 - RVs, vehicle and barn destroyed by fire on Corey Road in Central Point (Oregon):

Quote: "A fire in Central Point Monday night destroyed a barn, multiple RVs and at least one vehicle, according to fire officials."

Note: These are the 84th, 85th and 86th RVs to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-18 - SUV bursts into flame in drive-thru at Dunkin’ Donuts in Southington (Connecticut):

2019-03-18 - SUV bursts into flame on I-10 near Lafayette (Louisiana):

2019-03-18 - Three cars go up in flames while parked at Roger Williams University in coastal Bristol (Rhode Island), 900 feet from the ocean:

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame on Columbia River bridge in Kennewick (Washington), separate crash too:

Quote: "Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson said the trouble started when a car caught fire about 11:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes on the Kennewick side of the bridge, near the double roundabout."

2019-03-18 - Taxi bursts into flame at airport in Coimbatore (India):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame at the Nevendon Roundabout in Wickford (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame at car dealership on Frankland Road in Swindon (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame on Watkinson Way in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame in layby along the B45058 in Tafarn Bach, Charfield (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame on Selby Road in Camblesforth (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame on Chester Road in Northwich (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Car bursts into flame on access road in Elsham (Britain):

Quote: "Access Roads In Elsham Hall, Elsham. Mon 18 Mar 2019 15:51 (No:05511) Fire inside engine compartment of car. One hose reel, one BA. and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2019-03-18 - Hoverboard bursts into flame at Sandy Balls Holiday Village in Godshill (Britain):

2019-03-18 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Effingham (Illinois):

2019-03-18 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at home in Fair Oaks (California):

2019-03-18 - Barn destroyed by fire on Bunker Hill Road in Jefferson (Maine), piglets and cows killed:

2019-03-18 - Barn and hay go up in flames at 4:19 AM in Churchstow, Kingsbridge (Britain), sheep and lambs killed:

2019-03-18 - Industrial plant heavily damaged by fire near Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake (Illinois):

2019-03-18 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire at 11:50 PM in Conway (South Carolina):

2019-03-18 - Garden furniture factory destroyed by massive fire at 5:11 AM in Tyseley (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Church destroyed by fire on Plover Springs Drive in Plover (Wisconsin), 2200 feet from the Wisconsin River:

2019-03-18 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire at 6:35 AM, another damaged, in coastal Chula Vista (California):

2019-03-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM near Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2019-03-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:13 AM in Klamath Falls (Oregon), pets killed:

2019-03-18 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Venice (Florida):

2019-03-18 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Ocean View (Hawaii):

2019-03-18 - Three homes go up in flames on Maple Place in East Nashville (Tennessee):

2019-03-18 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 12:20 AM in Roxbury area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-03-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Chula Vista (California):

Quote: "Officials said the blaze does not appear to be related to a fire that burned several minutes earlier at a mobile home park on Broadway."

2019-03-18 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM near Lake Norman in Cornelius (North Carolina):

2019-03-18 - Motel heavily damaged by fire in Chesterfield County (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-03-18 - Deadly fire destroys shed at 1 AM in Ashland (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Bonney Lake (Washington), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5 AM on Lokeys Ridge Road in Barrow County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building just after 12:25 AM in coastal Seattle (Washington), 1 injured:

2019-03-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Johnson City (Tennessee):

2019-03-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 6:04 AM on Brown Street in Springfield (Illinois):

2019-03-18 - Huge number of fish wash up dead in coastal Oceanport (New Jersey):

2019-03-18 - More than 120 tons of fish die in the Ural River in Atyrau (Kazakhstan):

2019-03-18 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Aracaju (Brazil):

2019-03-18 - Two boys, 14 and 15, found dead in stream in Pandalaparru (India):

2019-03-18 - Man, 26, Olympic swimming star, sickens during training in swimming pool, dies shortly later, in Gainesville (Florida):

Quote: "Kenneth To, an international swimming star who was training for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, died Monday, hours after he reported feeling unwell at a practice in Florida, Hong Kong Sports Institute announced. He was 26."

Quote: "The Australian swimming community has paid tribute to former star Kenneth To King-him after his shock death at 26 following a warm-up before practice in the United States."

Quote: "According to the University of Florida Police Department, around 5:30pm on Monday, March 18, police and EMS were called after Mr. To collapsed in the pool locker-room of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. People already there started CPR, which police and EMS continued when they arrived. Mr. To was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital, were he later died."

Note: So he collapsed, went into cardiac arrest and died right after he was in the water...

2019-03-18 - Man, 60, found dead and face-down in the water on the shoreline in coastal Hanapepe Bay (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 60-year-old man was found unresponsive Sunday in waters off Hanapepe Bay, and first responders were not able to revive him. He has been identified as Jack Odo, of Koloa. Police said Odo was camping at in the area over the weekend and was last seen picking opihi on the rocks. Bystanders were walking along the shoreline around 9 a.m. Sunday when they found Odo’s body face down in the water."

2019-03-18 - Man, 65, found dead in Brandywine Creek in Lebanon (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-18 - Man, 53, drops dead near business in Billings (Montana):

2019-03-18 - Woman, 43, loses consciousness in jail cell, dies shortly later, in Greensburg (Indiana):

2019-03-18 - Person found dead at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park in Stephenson County (Illinois):

2019-03-18 - Man found dead near casino in Dubuque (Iowa):

2019-03-18 - Man slumps over dead in car in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2019-03-18 - Man, 25, found dead in pond in Manka (India):

2019-03-18 - Woman, 30, found dead in the water in Carlingford Lough (Ireland):

2019-03-18 - Woman, 18, found dead in apartment on Ardencraig Road in the Castlemilk area in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-03-18 - Man, 18, drops dead on street in coastal Ayr (Scotland):

Quote: "A teenage boy has been found dead in an Ayr Street. The 18-year-old was found in Whittle Road at 7.25pm on Sunday. The tragedy unfolded just three hours after an 18-year-old girl was found dead in Dean Park in Kilmarnock. Police have confirmed they are not treating either death as suspicious."

2019-03-18 - Woman found dead at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Wrexham (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Young man found dead at Greatwood Plantation in Lostwithiel (Britain):

2019-03-18 - Woman tries to open boarding door on passenger plane after takeoff, plane returns to Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "A woman who may have been suffering from a medical issue, attempted to open a boarding door shortly after takeoff on a Delta flight Monday, a spokeswoman with Wayne County Airport Authority said."

2019-03-18 - Man, 50, has heart attack on cruise ship near coastal Cancun (Mexico):

Quote: "The Navy of Mexico was called to tend to a medical emergency of a cruise ship passenger who was detected of having a heart attack."

2019-03-18 - Driver has 'medical issue', city bucket truck crashes into cars, in Syracuse (New York):

Quote: "The driver of one of the cars hit says he saw the truck hit a white car first. The witness got out of his car to see what was going on. He says the Syracuse truck driver looked disoriented and may have been having a medical issue. The truck driver then hit the gas again, according to the witness, pushing past the first car and forcing the witness's car into a telephone pole. Police say the employee was taken to the hospital with 'a medical issue of some sort.'"

2019-03-18 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', SUV slams into trees, in Jasper (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Davis said it's believed that White suffered a sudden medical emergency, resulting in his vehicle leaving the road colliding head-on with trees."

2019-03-18 - Driver has 'medical event', SUV crashes into apartment building, in Orangeville (Canada):

Quote: "Police say the driver of an SUV that crashed into an Orangeville apartment building on Monday (Mar. 18) suffered from a medical event."

2019-03-18 - Driver has 'medical episode' in pickup truck, transit bus crashes into pickup and home, in Austin (Texas), 4 injured:

Quote: "An ATCEMS spokesperson says they discovered the driver of the truck experiencing a medical episode and took him to the hospital."

2019-03-18 - Man, 37, has seizure, pickup truck crashes into tree, near Lake Michigan in Oceana County (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 37-year-old Muskegon man was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon following a single-vehicle crash on southbound US 31 near Pentwater Saturday, March 16, shortly after 5 p.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report."

2019-03-18 - Driver has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into vehicle, in Sturgeon Falls (Canada):

Quote: "It is believed that the truck driver experienced a medical episode which caused the accident."

2019-03-18 - Corporate jet crashes while landing at airport in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 2 killed:

2019-03-18 - Small plane lands at airport and flips over in Corvallis (Oregon):

2019-03-18 - Tractor trailer blows tire, crashes off I-75 overpass, lands on Harris Creek Road, in Bradley County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-75 in Broward County (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-03-18 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Watertown Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Pickup truck veers off road in the wee hours, crashes into Birdseye Creek, bursts into flame, near Rogue River (Oregon), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in Oakfield Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-03-18 - Car crashes into building in Marlborough (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "A crash into a building on Forest Street on Monday may have been caused by a medical problem.'

2019-03-18 - Sinkhole opens on street in Santa Clara (California):

2019-03-18 - Sinkhole opens on street, car crashes into it, in Dallas (Texas):

2019-03-18 - Boy, 12, pulled unconscious from pool of water at nature preserve near Jerusalem (Israel):

2019-03-18 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts, hurls rocks, spews ash over the area, near Mexico City (Mexico):

Quote: "An explosion at the crater of Mexico's Popocatepetl stratovolcano has hurled incandescent rock about 1 1/2 mile down its slopes and sent ash into the night sky near the nation's capital. The Mexican government disaster agency says ash was expected to fall on towns near the crater following the outburst at 9:38 p.m. Monday."

2019-03-18 - Death toll rises to at least 157 from Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe:

2019-03-18 - Death toll may be as high as 1,000 from Cyclone Idai in Beira (Mozambique):

Quote: "The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could be as high as 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. Fears are growing for more than 500,000 people in the Mozambique city of Beira after aid agency officials warned that 90% of the area had been 'destroyed' by Cyclone Idai."

2019-03-18 - Catastrophic flooding devastates agriculture after rapid snowmelt and heavy rain in the central US:

2019-03-18 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Indonesia, 5+ killed:

2019-03-18 - Tropical Cyclone Trevor to make landfall over Queensland (Australia):

2019-03-18 - Lawsuit targets Johnson & Johnson as kingpin that fueled opioid crisis:


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone.

    Wow, another excellent swimmer dies after contact with water.
    Brings to mind the Navy Seal who died (and others) similarly.

    The other ironic death today is the firefighter cooking in the fire station and bursting into flame! JEEZ!

    After reading Sam Carana's latest (posted below) i'm more convinced than ever that my prediction of 2019 being the year everyone "gets" that things are impossibly bad, is accurate.

    By the end of the year, i expect we'll see the effects of the catastrophic flooding in the midwest (the grain belt/food shortages/higher prices/less quality), the fires at the refineries (Texas/much higher gas prices/big stress on economy) and the rest of the factors that people can FEEL, let alone understand. The economy is already failing (globally), as you post above (practically DAILY) marine life is dying off (more loss of food sources), global politics is heading toward war in too many places to count, and social unrest/aberrant behavior is reaching epic proportions. Opioids and all the rest of the "escapist" behaviors are INCREASING as is suicide.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Stronger Extinction Alert

    [this is mentioned in Margo's report today]

    Climate & World News, Sulfur Dioxide & EQ Report with Margo (Mar. 19, 2019)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCkRmjnMO2s [~ 80.5 min.]

    Qualifiers for "Hope" Revisited & Considering The Silent Revolution Partner Program
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DjXtXUfjA&t=78s [~ 86 min.]

    Enormous SUNFISH washes up on beach in South Australia

    Two fishermen got the shock of their lives when they stumbled across a huge sunfish washed up on a deserted beach, 25km east of the River Murray mouth – a popular fishing and holiday destination in South Australia. The sunfish was estimated to be around 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) in length and weighed several hundred kilograms. [more]

    Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits western Turkey, damaging buildings – 3 people injured

    FedEx Is Talking As If A Global Recession Has Already Begun – And The Numbers Back That Up

    “Slowing international macroeconomic conditions” is just a fancy way to say that the global economy is in big trouble. For months, I have been warning that economic conditions are deteriorating, and we just keep getting more confirmation that we are facing the worst global downturn since the last financial crisis. For the second time in three months, FedEx has slashed its revenue forecast for this year. In an attempt to explain why revenue is declining, FedEx’s chief financial officer placed the blame squarely on the faltering global economy. [more]

    [more below]

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  2. Very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" forms near Western Australia, prepare now

    Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" formed north of Kimberly, Western Australia on March 19, 2019. The low rapidly intensified yesterday and BOM expects it to continue intensifying to a severe category with a severe tropical cyclone and coastal crossing possible for the Pilbara coast over the weekend.[more]

    Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" hits Queensland, 300 mm (11.8 in) of rain and 200 km/h (124 mph) gusts reported, Australia

    Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" made landfall near the Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia at 06:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on March 19, 2019, as Category 3 tropical cyclone on Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor will exit into the Gulf of Carpentaria near Aurukun and rapidly intensify before its second landfall. [more]

    [okay, time for a short "good news" break]
    Dolly Parton’s foundation gives $200,000 to fire departments affected by 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires

    About 48 hours after the Chimney Tops 2 Fire spread from Great Smoky Mountains National Park into Gatlinburg, Tennessee November 28, 2016 burning 2,400 structures and 17,000 acres, country music artist Dolly Parton established the My People Fund.

    In the weeks and months that followed, the fund provided $1,000 each month for six months to Sevier County families whose homes were uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in that fire and a few others that burned at the same. Any family that lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in the county were eligible. Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of donations, the final distribution checks were $5,000 per family.

    As if that were not enough, Ms. Parton continued with the generosity on March 16, 2019 when she met with the Fire Chiefs of the fire departments in Sevier County. In recognition of their roles in fighting the fires of 2016, the My People Fund donated the remaining dollars in the account — $20,000 to each volunteer fire department and $40,000 to their area training center. [more]

    While the Nation Fragments Socially, the Financial Aristocracy Rules Unimpeded

    If there is one central irony in American history, it is this: the citizenry that broke free of the chains of British Monarchy, the citizenry that reckoned everyone was equal before the law, the citizenry that vowed never to be ruled by an aristocracy that controlled the government and finance as a means of self-enrichment, is now so distracted by social fragmentation that the citizenry is blind to their servitude to a new and formidably informal financial aristocracy.

    From this juncture, ironies abound: the so-called Socialist demands for Medicare for All, “free” college for all and Universal Basic Income (UBI) are encouraged (or perhaps orchestrated) by the financial aristocracy, which rakes in tens of billions of dollars in profits from its banking, healthcare, national defense and higher education cartels: throwing more trillions down the ratholes of Medicare and higher education will only further enrich and empower the financial elites. [more; good read!]

    [continued below]

  3. [Robin is back, and reflects on his brief break]
    Wednesday, 20 March 2019
    A brief holiday

    A brief respite from the internet and the collapse of civilisation

    I was wakened by heat at 12.30 am. The temperatures were hotter than when I went to bed or got up in the morning.

    The lack of insects was painfully obvious. I saw a solitary bumblebee and beetle.as well as a fly. No nocturnal moths which I am used to from my childhood. Not even any biting mosquitoes or sandflies! [more]

    A reflection on the past few days and what is to come

    A reflection on the state of the world and the events in Christchurch after a brief respite
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-reflection-on-past-few-days-and-what.html [~ 19 min. video and text]

    Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling

    Shares in Germany’s Bayer’s fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. [more; damage is already done, Silent Spring in the next few years]

    A picture is worth a thousand words [on NZ mosque shooting]

    The bottom photo shows the scene from the "livestream" that has been banned by the authorities. You can see that the floor is pristine and all the "bodies" are all together at the end of the room.

    I can only conclude this video was banned to stop people from analysing it and seeing for themselves that it can't be what it purports to be. [more; false flag event evidence]

  4. News Links, March 20, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Decline of Globalization (Mish)
    The change in total global exports has now gone negative.

    Ultra low wage growth isn't accidental. It is the intended outcome of government policies (Australia)

    Gates Joins Bezos as the Only Two Members of the $100 Billion Club

    Doug Casey on Modern Monetary Theory

    The 737 MAX Saga Is a Total Disgrace for Boeing and the FAA

    US military now preparing to leave as many as 1,000 troops in Syria: Report

    Top US General Denies Plans to Leave 1,000 Troops in Syria

    Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

    Empire of Absurdity: Recycled Neocons, Recycled Enemies

    Moving Forward, Iran Outflanks the U.S. in Iraq and Beyond
    US Threatens International Criminal Court

    'Endless Trip to Hell': Israel Jails Hundreds of Palestinian Boys a Year. These Are Their Testimonies

    Russia says it will respond to new EU sanctions

    Who Are the Private Contractors Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.

    America's Puppet: Meet Juan Guaidó

    U.S.-Russia talks on Venezuela stall over role of Maduro

    Venezuela - Journalists Doubt Guaidó's Legitimacy - Regime Change Plans Continue

    Texas Power Prices Surge 700% on a Chilly Morning in Dallas

    The Bloodbath In U.S. Shale Stocks Continues: Worst Is Yet To Come

    Oilfield Services Might Not Fully Recover Till 2025
    Oil Price Rally Hits Resistance

    Trump grants Iraq a new 90-day sanctions waiver to buy Iranian energy: Source

    South Africa to consider nuclear power expansion – Minister

    'It's Probably Over for Us': Record Flooding Pummels Midwest When Farmers Can Least Afford It
    Ice chunks the size of small cars ripped through barns and farmhouses. Baby calves were swept into freezing floodwaters, washing up dead along the banks of swollen rivers. Farm fields were now lakes.

    Check Your Freezers: 78000 Pounds of Ground Turkey Recalled

    Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill dozens

    What's Behind the Massive US Midwestern Floods: 2 Giant Waves of Water

    Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death, study suggests

    [the rest below]

  5. Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

    Icebergs Hiving off Chile's Giant Grey Glacier at Alarming Rate

    Bumblebee Has Officially Been Added To The Ever-Growing List Of Endangered Species

    Recycle Crisis Sweeps Across America After China Halts Plastic Waste Imports

    What a Waste
    Our modern industrial economy traces a straight line from resource extraction to manufacturing to sales to waste disposal. Since Earth has finite resources and limited ability to absorb pollution, the straight-line economy is unsustainable; it is designed for eventual failure.

    Global Mass Surveillance And How Facebook's Private Army Is Militarizing Our Data
    Orwell would be proud.

    Real Reason Trump Wants to Ban Huawei: US Wants to Spy and China Won't Cooperate

    MLB Going Full-Blown TSA: Teams Prepare To Scan Millions Of Fans Faces

    The Government Is Using the Most Vulnerable People to Test Facial Recognition Software
    If you thought IBM using "quietly scraped" Flickr images to train facial recognition systems was bad, it gets worse. Our research, which will be reviewed for publication this summer, indicates that the U.S. government, researchers, and corporations have used images of immigrants, abused children, and dead people to test their facial recognition systems, all without consent.

    The U.S. May Soon Have a De Facto National DNA Database

    Manning and the New Inquisition

    The Coming Wave Of High-Tech Authoritarianism

    If "Slow Wifi" Causes "Major Stress", How Are Young People Going To Make It When Times Get Really Tough? [they won't]

    Doctors' Bills Play Role In Majority Of Personal Bankruptcies

    Verizon. Pfizer. Bank of America. U.S. Corporations Are Funding Israeli Settlements.

    U.S. First Shields Its Torturers and War Criminals From Prosecution, Now Officially Honors Them

    Sucking Liberals into a New Cold War

    Shopko liquidation: Bankruptcy plan now calls for all stores to close by summer

    US factory orders barely rise; shipments fall further

    Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops state

    Out of the mouths of the rich: Jamie Dimon says we've split the US economy, leaving the poor behind [and HE HELPED!]

  6. By the way, Jonny. Don't think that i missed the Sports Illustrated banner this morning - GREAT job on grabbing the attention of the reader. That story is one that, anyone having even an INKLING of a feeling like "hey, what?" can't let it go.

    It wears on 'em like a stone in their shoe, only this one is mental and they can't simply "pick it out." Now you have this latest edition to your monthly round up of Swimming Pool Deaths, which is growing nicely each month.

    DID YOU READ THE PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING? Latest update from Bill Laughing-Bear in Alaska

    [in which, as a footnote, Bill warns against vaping]

    [from our Grim News desk]
    300 dead Zimbabweans have floated into Mozambique as death toll rises and nearly 2 million people affected from Tropical Cyclone Idai

    [Integrity alert!]
    Resignation letter of Nowata County, Oklahoma sheriff Terry Barnett, after a judge ordered her to reopen an unsafe jail with near-lethal carbon monoxide values and exposed wiring

    Nor'easter set to bring heavy rain, wind to Northeast

    [uh, don't look now, but you live dead center of this thing]

    The Missouri River in St. Joseph, Missouri, is forecast to reach major flood stage close to its 2011 flood level. In Atchison, Kansas, it will reach close to the 1993 flood level.

    [in one of the looped segments, the weather lady says "we'll be lookin' at this situation for weeks." because of the melting record snow-pack NORTH and WEST of there that feed the big rivers]

    [i'll be hunkerin' down from rain and high winds (i hate that)
    all next weekend. Nor'easters usually cause power loss around here]

    NASA captures devastating Nebraska floods from high above

  7. Hah, yeah, the Sports Illustrated look will appear out of place among all the other daily images - not the average pic for this site. But you're right, I was trying to draw attention to that story. I mean, just look at that guy - he was buff and in his prime, a world-class athlete, heading to the Olympics. Then a bit of time warming up in a swimming pool and bam, dead. Reminds me of another story, extraordinarily similar. A high school boy on a swim team was at practice in a pool at school then he went into the locker room, had a 'medical event' and collapsed. I don't think he died, but still. And there've been other similar stories too, the guy dead in the locker room at the YMCA, last month I think. There's plenty enough to see there's a clear pattern here, and the one thing all the stories have in common is a person being in the water and then having 'health problems', up to and including not-being-alive-anymore problems. One of my best friends - talked to him on the phone, we hung up, he hopped straight into the shower and immediately dropped dead. No news story on that one, so one has to wonder just how common that is now.

  8. You're really good at "blogging," Jonny. You always produce a quality site - and with all the extras you throw in (like it's easy): the changing banner, Skully and Mulder's cartoon segment (with GUESTS every now and then), your links to other parts of the site (that i rarely have time to visit), all the news stories with multiple sources, and more - i don't know how you do it day after day and have a life!

    I'm with you on that, Mike - though i'll stick to the wacky-tabacky and occasional microdosing of mushrooms to stay sane.

    [Margo will be reporting on these tomorrow]
    Strong 6.3 earthquake strikes Vanuatu, no tsunami warning so far

    Earthquake measuring 4.9 shakes south west France

    Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey, no casualties reported

    ["sump'm about to go down" (Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop]

    Fifth whale in 8 weeks washes up on Outer Banks in North Carolina

    Cyclone Trevor barrels into Australia's northeastern coast with 200kmh winds while second tropical storm begins to form

    [meanwhile, this is what's becoming the "new normal"]
    Cyclone Idai could be the Southern Hemisphere’s deadliest storm – 2.6 million people in need of immediate aid, more than 1,000 feared dead – “Everything is destroyed, everything”

    Fields of crops were ruined, rising floodwaters tore bridges off their moorings, mudslides smashed roads and whole villages were swept away. Survivors found themselves trapped on new “islands,” surrounded by the brackish waters that obliterated their homes.

    The United Nations estimated that more than 2.6 million people are in need of immediate assistance. Aid officials believe the tropical storm damaged or destroyed some 90 percent of the Indian Ocean port of Beira, Mozambique’s fourth-largest city. Though the country’s authorities placed the official death toll at under 100 so far, President Filipe Nyusi spoke to local media after flying over affected areas in a helicopter and said that “everything indicates that we can have a record of more than 1,000 dead.” In Zimbabwe, the official death toll stood at 98; in Malawi, it’s at 56 — but the actual figures may take months to determine. [more]

    Cyclone Idai lays bare the fundamental injustice of climate change

    [check out the headline pic!]

    [more below]

  9. BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.20.19 Midwest Floodwaters Threaten Millions In Crop And Livestock Losses
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlLmB_fY64k [~ 29 min.]

    [hey, you hold on out there, Jonny - i got rain coming in after midnight tonight, no high winds expected until Sat./Sun.]

    Meteor fireball spotted over parts of New York State [VIDEO]

    The American Meteor Society is reporting that a meteor was spotted over parts of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Tuesday morning at around 2:35 a.m. [more]

    Jury finds Monsanto's Roundup a substantial factor in causing man's cancer

    [SOTT]Comment: In the wake of this ruling Bayer's stock tumbled more than 12%, wiping out more almost $8 billion from its market value. [more]

    [from our Health desk]
    Smell of skin could lead to early diagnosis for Parkinson's

    Scientists at The University of Manchester have found small molecules contained in a substance secreted by the skin, known as sebum, that are responsible for a unique scent in people with Parkinson's.

    The results could lead to the development of an early diagnosis test for the neurodegenerative disorder. At present there are no definitive diagnostic tests currently available.

    The researchers collected sebum samples using gauze to swab the upper backs of more than 60 subjects, both with and without Parkinson's. They then analysed the sample data and found the presence of hippuric acid, eicosane and octadecanal, which indicates the altered levels of neurotransmitters found in Parkinson's patients, along with several other biomarkers for the condition.

    By considering the levels of these molecules found in the test samples, the team has generated a model that can now identify and diagnose Parkinson's at all stages of the condition.

    [Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands (in/around hair follicles) when they disintegrate. The gland cells last about a week, from formation to discharge. The sebaceous glands produce lipids, triglycerides, which are broken down by bacterial enzymes (lipases) in the sebaceous duct to form smaller compounds, free fatty acids. - from https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/sebum/ with ( ) by me]