Thursday, April 11, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-10

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

2019-04-10 - Unknown odor sickens workers and evacuates 911 call center in Sunrise (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "A Broward Sheriff's Office dispatch center in Sunrise was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a strange odor. Sky 10 was above the scene of the BSO regional communications center. Sunrise police said several dispatchers started feeling ill, prompting the evacuation. Some of the dispatchers were taken to an area hospital to be evaluated. Six were treated at the scene."

Note: Someone call 911! Er, waitasec...

2019-04-10 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in central North Carolina:

2019-04-10 - Car goes up in flames shortly before 3 AM and burns man to death on street in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "A man died after he caught fire when a car went up in flames early Wednesday morning on the Near West Side. Police said an unidentified man was found inside a burning car parked near Jackson and Washtenaw shortly before 3 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the car was still on fire, and the man was on fire on the sidewalk outside the car. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead."

2019-04-10 - Around 60 cars go up in flames at auto salvage yard in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "Jerome said there was a pile of cars 'fully engulfed,' estimating there were approximately 60 vehicles on fire."

2019-04-10 - Huge wildfire breaks out and causes power outages on the Western Islands (Scotland):

Note: Off the western coast of Scotland...

2019-04-10 - Big ol' pile of manure goes up in flames near the bosque along the Rio Grande in Corrales (New Mexico):

Quote: "Fire crews responded to a manure fire near the Village of Corrales Wednesday. The Corrales Fire Department Chief Anthony Martinez told KOAT 'a big ol’ pile of manure' was on fire on the 7000 block of Corrales Road near the Bosque."

2019-04-10 - Continuing wildfires could send electricity rates skyrocketing across California:

Quote: "If California wildfires continue to be as devastating as they have been the last two years, millions of customers’ electric rates could skyrocket 50% and threaten the state’s ability to execute some of its top clean energy initiatives, according to a new analysis prepared for Gov. Gavin Newsom. The sharp rate rise would be worse for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers, whose bills could double in just one year, said Steven Weissman, an emeritus lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, in a Wednesday memo to a Newsom administration official."

2019-04-10 - Former fire chiefs warn about increasing climate threat in Australia:

2019-04-10 - Hundreds of millions of pigs feared dead (!) from swine fever, pork price up 38 Percent in 4 Weeks:

2019-04-10 - Home explodes, burn and collapses in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "A body was found in the rubble of a home that collapsed during a fiery explosion Wednesday afternoon near East 15th Terrace and Fremont Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri."

Quote: "A spokesman with Spire said the company had no gas service at the location of the house that exploded."

Note: This is the 65th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Ethanol plant damaged by fire near Hennepin (Illinois):

2019-04-10 - Shopping complex damaged by deadly fire in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 2+ killed, 12+ injured:

2019-04-10 - Brush fire breaks out and destroys four homes near Portales (New Mexico):

2019-04-10 - Boat, trike, trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in St. Cloud (Minnesota):

Quote: "The garage and its contents, including a boat, trike motorcycle, trailer and snowblower, were a total loss."

Note: This is the 319th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at junction in Little Missenden (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 10 April, 4.32pm Coach on fire, junction of Taylors Lane and A413, Little Missenden. One appliance and crew from Amersham and one from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used two main jets, one hose reel, three sets of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: This is the 190th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM on I-35 near Belton (Texas), driver injured:

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Lick Creek (Illinois):

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 400 in Wilson County (Kansas):

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Triport Road in Scott County (Kentucky):

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Carlisle (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in Helmsley (Britain):

Quote: "Time of call: 11:01 Ampleforth, Helmsley area Kirkbymoorside and Easingwold crews attended and extinguished a fire to a large goods vehicle, using 2 hose reel jets. Fire also spread to ungrowth on both sides of the vehicle."

Note: These are the 567th, 568th, 569th, 570th, 571st and 572nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Dump truck bursts into flame on I-94 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-04-10 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in San Clemente (California):

2019-04-10 - RV and pickup truck being towed go up in flames on I-75 in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Note: These are the 110th and 111th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-04-10 - Van bursts into flame on Schooley's Mountain Road in Washington Township (New Jersey):

2019-04-10 - Van bursts into flame at 1:41 AM on Swan Hill in Crewkerne (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Van bursts into flame near store in coastal Herne Bay (Britain):

2019-04-10 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at Columbia Park along the Columbia River in Kennewick (Washington):

2019-04-10 - SUV bursts into flame at 12:03 AM on Tower View Close in Wybunbury (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Sonic in Plainview (Texas):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 600 feet from the ocean:

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Little Caesars Pizza in Hermiston (Oregon):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Alpena (Michigan), 1200 feet from Lake Huron:

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 ramp in Loveland (Colorado):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on street in Cayce (South Carolina):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-79 in Bridgeport (West Virginia):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame at motel on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna (Canada):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Salmi Road in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Ilminster Road in Ruishton (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on River Park in Marlborough (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Nixon Road in Leyland (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Halifax Road in Nelson (Britain):

2019-04-10 - Car bursts into flame on Court Lane in Iver (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 10 April, 10.54am Car fire, Court Lane, Iver. One appliance and crew from Langley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-04-10 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked at apartments in Great Falls (Montana):

2019-04-10 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on Laurel Boulevard in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-10 - Car, motorcycle, lawnmower and garage destroyed by fire at home in Gibson City (Illinois):

Quote: "The thought is possibly the lawnmower inside may have caused it."

Quote: "Inside the detached garage were a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a car, along with other 'normal garage belongings' such as mowers, tools, a fridge and a freezer, Kallal said."

2019-04-10 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-04-10 - Several greenhouses destroyed by fire on River Road near the Contoocook River at 3:30 AM in Concord (New Hampshire), firefighter has 'medical emergency':

Quote: "One firefighter from a mutual aid company was taken to the hospital for a medical emergency, according to Concord Fire Chief Dan Andrus."

Quote: "The fire did reach 4 alarms, mainly due to difficulties getting water. Crews did pump water from the nearby Contoocook River."

2019-04-10 - Commercial building damaged by fire in Norristown (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-10 - Shoe factory destroyed by fire in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2019-04-10 - Oil mill heavily damaged by fire in coastal Gujarat (India):

2019-04-10 - Home damaged by fire on Sherman Avenue in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2019-04-10 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire shortly after 11 PM in Lemon Grove (California), dog killed:

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Honey Hill Road in East Haddam (Connecticut):

2019-04-10 - Waterfront home heavily damaged by fire on Juniper Lake near DeFuniak Springs (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "Two fishermen on Juniper Lake near DeFuniak Springs reported a waterfront home on fire Wednesday when they saw smoke coming from the structure."

2019-04-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2019-04-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lubbock (Texas), nobody there:

2019-04-10 - Firefighter's home destroyed by fire in Berryhill (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Poplar Avenue in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Ethel Road in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2019-04-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:12 AM on Chuckanut Drive south of Bellingham (Washington):

2019-04-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 2:45 AM in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2019-04-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Torrington (Connecticut):

2019-04-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM on North Broadway Street in McAllen (Texas), 5 injured:

2019-04-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Georgetown (South Carolina):

2019-04-10 - Apartment building devastated by huge blaze in McCandless (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-10 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by fire at 3:09 AM near Lake Delton (Wisconsin):

2019-04-10 - Vacant mobile home burns at 6 AM near St. Albans (West Virginia):

2019-04-10 - Vacant commercial building burns in coastal Chula Vista (California):

2019-04-10 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2019-04-10 - Man, 59, hospital employee, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead in parking garage in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "An employee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has died after being found Wednesday afternoon unresponsive in a parking garage on the campus."

Quote: "Metro Police confirms the 59-year-old male had a medical emergency."

2019-04-10 - Man, 67, has 'medical condition' and slumps over dead while driving, car lightly crashes, in New Ulm (Minnesota):

Quote: "Douglas Melvin Walter, 67, of New Ulm, died due to a medical condition while driving."

2019-04-10 - Man found dead at home in coastal Naples (Florida):

2019-04-10 - Person found dead at Clem Kelley Softball Complex in Bismarck (North Dakota), 3100 feet east of the Missouri River:

2019-04-10 - Man found dead in the Mendenhall River in Juneau (Alaska):

2019-04-10 - Man, 39, found dead in the Flat River in Park Hills (Missouri):

2019-04-10 - Woman found dead in ditch near railroad tracks in Olive Branch (Mississippi):

2019-04-10 - Man has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in Hamilton County (Tennessee):

2019-04-10 - Man, 29, found dead in ditch near Regina (Canada):

2019-04-10 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in the Swan River in coastal Perth (Australia):

2019-04-10 - Man dies after diving at coastal Champagne Reef (Dominica):

Quote: "One man is dead following a diving incident at Champagne. Dominica News Online (DNO) has not yet been able to ascertain the cause of the victim’s death who seemed to have experienced some difficulty while diving. He was rushed to the casualty department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) at 10:15am where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor."

2019-04-10 - Man, 22, found dead in pond in Kano State (Nigeria):

2019-04-10 - Man found dead at coastal Dog Mills Beach in Bride on the Isle of Man:

2019-04-10 - Trucker, 67, has 'medical episode', tractor trailer crashes into cars and pole, in coastal Hunts Point (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say a tractor-trailer driver suffered a medical episode before hitting two other cars in Hunts Point Monday, killing one person. Authorities say they responded to the scene at the intersection of Randall Avenue and Coster Street around 3:30 p.m. They say the tractor-trailer hit another vehicle, ran up on the sidewalk and crashed into an electrical pole. The 67-year-old driver was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, where they were pronounced dead."

2019-04-10 - Woman, 65, has 'medical event', SUV goes airborne and flies over river, in Waterboro (Maine):

Quote: "The driver made a lucky landing on solid ground after suffering some kind of medical event, hitting a boulder, and sailing over a river in Waterboro."

2019-04-10 - Woman, 41, has 'medical event', car crashes into car, pole and tree, in High Point (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "A High Point woman died after a crash caused by a medical event, according to police."

2019-04-10 - Van veers off road at 12:21 AM, crashes into pole, huge fire erupts, in coastal Kearny (New Jersey):

2019-04-10 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Menomonie (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-04-10 - SUV blows tire, crashes into median, bursts into flame, on I-44 near Marshfield (Missouri), 3 injured:

2019-04-10 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, in Robeline (Louisiana), 2 killed:

2019-04-10 - Car veers off road and crashes on North Tomoka Farms Road in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), 2 killed:

2019-04-10 - Car veers off road and overturns at 4:30 AM on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in West Rockhill Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-04-10 - Man runs naked through the street in Duncan on coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):

2019-04-10 - Pit bulls attack and injure woman on Beverly Lane in Marietta (Georgia):

2019-04-10 - Dog attacks and kills woman in Anseong (South Korea):

2019-04-10 - Sinkhole opens on Highway 58 in Ooltewah (Tennessee):

2019-04-10 - Huge section of road collapses near Bandon (Oregon):

2019-04-10 - Another huge power outage causes blackouts across much of Venezuela:

2019-04-10 - Wall collapses in Narayanpet (India), 10 killed, 1 injured:

2019-04-10 - Man loses consciousness in swimming pool and almost dies, cleaning man saves him, in Johannesburg (South Africa):

Quote: "A swimmer was saved from downing by a cleaner who spotted him blacking out and sinking to the bottom of an empty pool."

2019-04-10 - College student, woman, has 'medical event' and injures head in dorm room in Marcy (New York):

Quote: "A SUNY Poly spokesperson said the student was transported Monday evening to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for an unexplained head injury. University Police initiated the investigation and requested assistance from the state police. 'After a preliminary investigation, it appears the student experienced a medical event that led to the injuries,' SUNY Poly said in a statement Thursday night."

Note: My guesses would be either a seizure and the head injury resulted from her spazzing around and convulsing, or sudden loss of consciousness leading to her collapsing and smashing her head on something on the way down. This campus is about a mile northeast (downwind) of the Mohawk River...

2019-04-10 - Man has 'medical episode' and collapses on street in Byker (Britain), near the River Tyne:

Quote: "A man has been taken to hospital after having a medical episode in Byker. Emergency services were called to Shields Road on Wednesday morning after reports were made of an "unresponsive" man on the street."

2019-04-10 - Man collapses at roundabout in Bletchley (Britain), near Caldecotte Lake:

Quote: "Wednesday 10 April, 4.06pm Firefighters gave medical assistance to a man who had collapsed at Denbigh Roundabout, junction of Saxon Street and Bletcham Way, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Great Holm, which was in Bletchley, attended. He was left in the care of South Central Ambulance Service."

2019-04-10 - Volcano Sheveluch erupts powerfully on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2019-04-10 - Wesley set to be one of the heaviest April snowstorms on record as a miserable start to 2019 continues across the US:

Note: The climate continues destabilizing. Bad news if you're one of those don't-wanna-starve-to-death types...

2019-04-10 - Powerful storm hits Pakistan, 8+ killed, 50+ injured:

2019-04-10 - Huge waterspout spotted off the coast of Puerto Rico:

2019-04-10 - The number of job openings in the US dropped by more than half a million in just one month:

2019-04-10 - First ever image of a black hole released:


  1. Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and anyone else reading JJFH. Great job surviving another week people!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.11.19 Julian Assange arrested in London [~ 34 min.]

    World & Space News & EQ Report with Margo (April 11, 2019) [~ 64 min.]

    [HUGE collection of articles, reflection and such on Julian Assange @ seemorerocks today, if interested, and we should be]

    Summarizing the 2018 wildfire season [~ 4 min.]

    2019 is the year when the farming industry began to unravel as extreme weather and disease is hitting already stressed farmers around the world

    2019 is now officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history with catastrophic flooding.
    The US is experiencing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding with NOAA issuing a warning the flooding will continue through to the end of June. [more; other countries too; + short video]

    [so many factors aligned against life at this point]
    The Weakening Of Earth’s Magnetic Field Has Greatly Accelerated, And That Could Have Apocalyptic Implications For All Of Us

    Earth’s magnetic field is getting significantly weaker, the magnetic north pole is shifting at an accelerating pace, and scientists readily admit that a sudden pole shift could potentially cause “trillions of dollars” in damage. Today, most of us take the protection provided by Earth’s magnetic field completely for granted. It is essentially a colossal force field which surrounds our planet and makes life possible. And even with such protection, a giant solar storm could still potentially hit our planet and completely fry our power grid. But as our magnetic field continues to get weaker and weaker, even much smaller solar storms will have the potential to be cataclysmic. And once the magnetic field gets weak enough, we will be facing much bigger problems. As you will see below, if enough solar radiation starts reaching our planet none of us will survive. [more; nobody survives!]

    [more below]

  2. Spineless MSM profited from Assange's work yet refuses to sound alarm over his arrest

    The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, is a severe blow to press freedom, but the mainstream media has no objections, despite never shying away from writing articles based on his publications, analysts told RT. [more]

    10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

    Toxic Air Kills 100,000 Americans Per Year, Costs Economy Billions, Study Finds

    Air pollution is poisoning Americans: A new study links air pollution spewed from industrial factories, motor vehicles, and farmlands to approximately 107,000 premature deaths each year. [more]

    [p.o.s.] Ken Starr: Hillary Clinton triggered Vince Foster's suicide

    Ken Starr purposefully left out the finding that Hillary Clinton had 'triggered' the suicide of President Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel in his final FBI report to spare her feelings, can reveal.

    FBI agents investigating the death of Vince Foster learned he was set off after Hillary attacked and humiliated him in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life on July 20, 1993. But for what were then unexplained reasons, Starr elected to conceal the FBI's finding that Hillary's tirade triggered Foster's suicide when he wrote his final report on the matter.

    Starr admitted he 'did not want to inflict further pain' on Hillary by revealing that her humiliation of Foster a week before he took his own life pushed him over the edge. [more]
    Death toll rises to 7 after flash flood in Shenzhen, China - 4 still missing

    Seven people have died and four remain missing after a flash flood struck parts of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, local authorities announced Friday. [more]

    [anyone else seeing this pattern of global crop/food loss?]
    Massive dust storm hits Rajasthan, India causing major crop losses

    No injuries were reported but the sand storm has resulted in massive crop losses for local farmers, and some property has been damaged. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Soil degradation in Europe: Concerns over glyphosate pass from human health to the soil

    Experts say the weedkiller's impact on soil health represents a serious threat to Europe's long-term food security.

    Soil experts, academics and scientific studies are also establishing clear links between the use of substances such as glyphosate with drops in soil fertility and the collapse of microbe ecosystems essential to healthy soil.

    Another study from 2015 carried out by researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna also showed that casting activity of earthworms had nearly disappeared from the surface of farmland within three weeks of glyphosate application.

    Earthworms redistribute organic material in soil and are essential for soil fertility. [more]

    Innocuous gut dweller to deadly blood infection: When gut bacteria betray their hosts

    Censorship on vaccine information is failing...what to expect next

    Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Central Sulawesi, tsunami possible, Indonesia

    A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia at 11:40 UTC on April 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of M6.8 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). [more]

    Drastically increased water levels in the Tigris River, Iraq

    Impacts of heavy seasonal rains in late March and early April 2019 are now evident in several governorates of Iraq. The effects of rising water levels include temporary evacuation of affected persons, damaged infrastructure, and flooded agricultural areas, UN OCHA reports. [more]

  4. News Links, April 12, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Big Old Problem Just Re-Erupted on Eurozone's Southern Flank
    Italy's fiscal health is once again in serious decline.

    Aussie house market in for more pain, Sydney set for 9.3% fall - Moody's Analytics

    Asia's worst aging fears begin to come true

    Crisis deepens as global South debt payments increase by 85%

    Shadow banking is now a $52 trillion industry, posing a big risk to the financial system

    Carmageddon at Tesla-Panasonic Gigafactory in Nevada and Shanghai
    Expansion and investment plans frozen, after deliveries of Teslas plunged in Q1.

    Vulnerable To Failure - Boeing 737 Sensors Linked To Over 140 Incidents

    'Fake news': UN aviation body blocks online climate critics
    The International Civil Aviation Organization is dismissing factual critiques and blocking accounts that raise concerns about the climate change impact of flying

    Turkey Threatens To Buy Even More Russian S-400s If US Doesn't Cooperate

    Turkey says US move against Iran Guards creates 'instability'

    US Army terminal missile defense system is headed to Eastern Europe

    Netanyahu Set for Victory as Israelis Vote for Never-Ending Military Rule of Palestinians

    Trump opens door to 'smaller deals' with North Korea

    Sudan Military Council To Rule For 2 Years, Airspace And Ports Closed, State Of Emergency Declared

    Venezuela Walks from OAS as Body Violates Charter in Support of US-Backed Coup

    Venezuela wants to sell gold reserves to shore up economy devastated by US sanctions – reports

    On US-Mexico border, militia vow to patrol until 'wall is up'

    Trump to boost troop deployments at U.S. southern border again

    U.S. shale producers turn to jobs cuts as investor pressures mount [will have no effect on phony unemployment numbers]

    Extreme Weather Shows Weak Spots Of Wind, Solar Energy

    Trump wants to drive Iran's crude exports to zero. The oil market is not cooperating

    Prepare for $80 oil this summer as 'wounded bulls' rise, RBC warns

    E. coli outbreak sickens 96 people across 5 states, CDC says

    John Bolton Took Money From Banks Tied To Cartels, Terrorists, Iran

    Breaking the internet: new regulations imperil global network

    Daniel Ellsberg on the Importance of Julian Assange

    The Martyrdom of Julian Assange (Chris Hedges)

    'Dark Moment for Press Freedom': Snowden Leads Global Chorus in Condemning Assange Arrest as Grave Assault on Journalism

    UK pledges it won't send Assange to country with death penalty: Ecuador ["bullshit alert, take precautions!"]

    [more below]

  5. Unaccountable Media Faced With Dilemma in Next Phase of Deep State-Gate

    Team Trump's Iran War Rationales Are Nonsense [as with Iraq]

    The Boy Crisis: The Statistics Tell Us That American Boys Are Falling Behind In Just About Every Area

    The Insect Apocalypse Is Coming: Here Are 5 Lessons We Must Learn [too late for "lessons"]

    Japan faces recession risks with dearth of ammunition

    Japan's carriers plan $14bn spending blitz for nationwide 5G
    Governments around the world hope that 5G will be the magic elixir that rescues the failing global economy. -- RF

    Intel Officials Fear China Will Target Globe's Underwater Internet Cables [sounds like CIA sponsored bullshit to cover what THEY are planning to do]

    Hong Kong gov't concedes world's largest air purifier broke shortly after it was unveiled

    Nuclear submarine 'bomb scare': Barrow shipyard evacuated as police scramble to reports of explosive

    Equinor Delays $6B UK Oil Field Start-Up, Again

    Almost 2,500 shops lost from top 500 UK high streets in 2018

    Spanish police 'recover Julian Assange surveillance footage'

    Producer Price Inflation Prints Much Hotter Than Expected As Energy Costs Soar

    Trump executive order will aim to prevent states from blocking pipelines, energy infrastructure
    It won't help a bit to arrest economic decline. -- RF

    U.S. government posts $147 billion deficit in March

    Higher minimum wage means restaurants raise prices and fewer employee hours, survey finds

    Trump's plan to bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin with a new Foxconn plant is reportedly showing little progress
    Among other problems, there was a huge miscalculation on everyone's part that demand for electronic gewgaws would be stronger. -- RF

    College Grads Sell Stakes in Themselves to Wall Street

    American savers lost an estimated $500 billion due to low interest rates since the financial crisis

    Majority of Fed officials expect interest rates to be unchanged for rest of the year: minutes

    The Tesla Model 3 News Is Bad -- the Model S and Model X News Is Worse

    It's Time For John Bolton To Go [he should NEVER have been hired!]

    7 Charts Exposing The Nation's Pension Nightmare

    UBS Expects 75,000 US Store Closures In Coming 'Retail Cleansing' [no change to propaganda unemployment #s]

    Baby boomers face retirement crisis — little savings, high health costs and unrealistic expectations

  6. Assange was sold $4.2 BILLION - Former Ecuadorian President confirms IMF loan in exchange for Assange

    Former and much loved Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has accused Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno of suspending the asylum of cyber-activist Julian Assange in order to obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    Correa said that there is evidence of the agreement and that Moreno, who Correa selected at his successor, has promised to "hand over" Assange in a 2017 meeting with Paul Manafort, former US campaign chief to Donald Trump.

    Former President Correa, who broke with Moreno, also commented on visits to Ecuador by US Vice President Mike Pence.

    At these times, Moreno would have promised to "help isolate Venezuela, leave the Chevron oil corporation, a company that destroyed half of the Amazon rainforest, unpunished, and to deliver Assange."

    Last month, the IMF announced approval of a $4.2 billion loan to Ecuador. The first installment, of $652 million, has already been paid.

    Correa suspects that the Ecuadorian president made the decision to withdraw Assange's asylum after WikiLeaks published documents about Moreno's alleged relationship with a failing company, INA Papers. [more]

    Man in wheelchair 'sets himself on fire' outside White House, detained by Secret Service

    Manning's team says Assange indictment proves contempt charge is grand jury abuse

    Chelsea Manning's legal team will file a reply brief in their appeal asking the Fourth Circuit to vacate District Court Judge Hilton's March 8 finding of civil contempt. Ms. Manning, a staunch advocate for government transparency, asserted legal grounds for her refusal to participate in what she views as an assault on the free press. She remains in detention as a result of the contempt finding. The Assange indictment disclosed this morning strengthens their claims of grand jury abuse, say Manning's attorneys. [more]

    Russia statement: Assange's persecution sends freedom of speech & journalists' rights into 'oblivion'

    The truth of Benghazi - Chris Stevens was assassinated

    [good read]

    Baby boy fighting for his life after being mauled by dog in Hawick, Scotland

    Northeast Sacramento residents shaken by mysterious loud booms at night
    [from our WTF?! desk]
    Russian Arctic glacier goes from moving 60 feet a year to 60 feet a day

    [2nd part below]

  7. Skier spots 'snow devil' in Idaho Springs, Colorado

    [in celebrity deaths today]
    Former CNN host Soni Methu dead at age 34

    Former CNN 'Inside Africa' host Soni Methu has died at age 34, the network confirmed.

    The Kenyan journalist, who hosted the popular international program between 2014 and 2015, collapsed on Thursday after complaining of stomach pain, her sister, Faith Methu, said. She reportedly exhibited signs of a seizure and died while being rushed to a hospital.

    Soni's cause of death remains unknown and her sister said an autopsy will be performed to find out "exactly what happened." [more]

    STORM ALERT: Tracking possible severe weather on Saturday [head's up Mike]

    Exxon and Others Say U.S. Government Sold Toxic Crude Oil

    Exxon Mobil Corp. is the latest company to raise concerns that a stockpile of U.S. government crude is tainted with poisonous gas.

    The American energy giant said some of the oil it purchased last year from the Energy Department’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR, contained "extremely high levels" of hydrogen sulfide, according to emails obtained by Bloomberg under the Freedom of Information Act. In some cases, the gas level was 250 times higher than government safety standards allow. [more]

    British Columbia may expand firefighter occupational disease coverage to wildland firefighters

    Minister calls firefighting dangerous, says it can have severe impacts to physical and mental health [more; ya think?]

    [from our Gardener's Corner segment]
    Planting Zones Moving North

    As winter’s last freeze comes and goes for more of the country, spring planting season is gaining momentum. Your area’s preferred flowers, shrubs, and trees depend on your climate — a plant that’s happy in North Carolina might be miserable in North Dakota, and vice versa. A warming climate is affecting the natural ranges of plants around the country.

    As temperatures rise and habitats shift due to human-caused climate change, these planting zones are shifting north. Compared to a 1951-1980 baseline, the average coldest temperatures of 1989-2018 are more than 3°F warmer for the average city. Temperatures have increased for more than 95 percent of the 244 stations analyzed. [more; but, but GSM!!]