Thursday, December 19, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-18

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

2019-12-18 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame at 4 AM, fire gets huge, in Waxahachie (Texas):

Quote: "According to the Oak Cliff Metals website, the company collects and recycles, among other things: iron, rebar, steel, aluminum and copper."

2019-12-18 - Battery fire breaks out at power plant along the Housatonic River in Milford (Connecticut):

Quote: "According to fire officials, about 50 large lead acid batteries caught fire at the plant off of Naugatuck Avenue."

2019-12-18 - Fish plant destroyed by fire in coastal Tangier (Canada):

2019-12-18 - Wildfires continue raging as heatwave broils the state, state of emergency declared, in New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia, amid fears a record-breaking heatwave will exacerbate the state's bushfire crisis."

2019-12-18 - Australia sets new all-time high temperature record one day after setting new all-time high temperature record:

Quote: "Temperatures in Australia soared to an average maximum of 41.9C on Wednesday, breaking the record made just the day before as New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency. On Tuesday, the mercury hit 40.9C, beating the previous record of 40.3C which was set in 2013."

Note: The heat is on!

2019-12-18 - November 2019 was 2nd hottest on record for the planet, 2019 likely to be the 2nd hottest year on record:

2019-12-18 - Broadcast trailer bursts into flame while parked at hotel in Moorhead (Minnesota):

Quote: "At about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle fire on the 2600 block of 11th Street South, near the Moorhead Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Firefighters arrived to discover that a $23 million mobile broadcast production trailer had caught fire, according to Assistant Fire Chief Gary Larsen."

2019-12-18 - Cargo ship 'Sea Mark' bursts into flame northeast of the island of Iwo Jima (Japan), crew abandons ship:

Quote: "Reefer SEA MARK with 23 crew reported on fire at 0730 UTC Dec 18 in vicinity 24 45N 144 40E, some 180 nm E of Iwo Jima Island, Pacific. Vessels in vicinity are asked to assist, bulk carrier JP VERDURE (IMO 9310422) seems to be responding, the ship turned 180 and is heading towards SEA MARK. Reefer’s AIS is on, as of 0800 UTC vessel is disabled, drifting. Dec 18 1620 UTC Update: The ship is abandoned, on fire, drifting."

2019-12-18 - Superyacht 'Andiamo', owned by singer Marc Anthony, destroyed by fire while docked at coastal Watson Island in Miami (Florida):

Quote: "The yacht belonging to Grammy-winning recording artist Marc Anthony has capsized after a fire broke out at the vessel that was moored in Watson Island, according to sources. The 120-foot long vessel, which was docked off the MacArthur Causeway at the Island Gardens Marina, could be seen with heavy flames and smoke billowing from its upper decks, Wednesday night."

Quote: "The vessel, named Andiamo, has since been ruled a total loss."

Quote: "Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the blaze at 7:30 p.m. near 888 MacArthur Causeway."

Note: The MacArthur Causeway is where the original face-eater event occurred in 2012. His car broke down, so he got out and started walking, stripping off his clothes as he went. Then he came across a homeless guy, jumped on him and ate his face off, blinded him permanently. Cops came upon the scene and told him to stop eating the guy's face. He growled at them then went back to eating the guy's face. They shot him, but that didn't stop him. So they shot him again and again and again and again and again, and after six shots, he died. He was found to have no drugs in his system. None of the later face-eaters had drugs in their systems either. These are the 994th and 995th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-18 - School bus bursts into flame on Redwood Highway near Grants Pass (Oregon):

Note: This is the 176th school buses to burn in 2019, and this is the 614th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-12-18 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 6:18 AM on US 101 near Cloverdale (California):

2019-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before midnight on I-75 in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 2 AM on I-287 near Elmsford (New York):

2019-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Tuscola (Illinois):

2019-12-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on Audlem Road in Audlem (Britain):

Note: These are the 2124th, 2125th, 2126th, 2127th and 2128th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Twin City (Georgia):

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Vinton (Virginia):

Quote: "Crews that arrived first found a car on fire inside of a detached garage behind a home where heavy smoke and flames were visible."

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked near apartments in Midland (Texas):

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at Cadillac dealership in Jasper (Indiana):

Quote: "We’re told that one of Uebelhor’s employees went out to start the car to defrost before someone could come and pick it up. But when she went out to see if it was defrosted, the car was on fire."

Note: 'Here ya go, got it all warmed up for you!'

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at workshop in coastal Johor (Malaysia):

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to porch, on Hawthorn Road in Ramsey (Britain):

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at Thornhill in Swindon (Britain):

2019-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:42 PM on York Road in Beverley (Britain):

Quote: "York Road, Beverley. Wed 18 Dec 2019 23:42 (No: 028308) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel jet in use."

2019-12-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 67 near Farmington (Missouri):

2019-12-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on US 250 near Milan Township (Ohio):

2019-12-18 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 11:36 PM while parked in Johnson County (Missouri):

2019-12-18 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Vaughan (Canada):

2019-12-18 - Copy machine bursts into flame inside commercial building in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2019-12-18 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire at 3:39 AM on St. Bernard Avenue in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-12-18 - Home damaged by fire at 2:15 AM on South 25th Street in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-12-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Greenbrier Road in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Goods Mill Road in McGaheysville (Virginia), nobody there:

2019-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:43 AM on High Street in Keokuk (Iowa), 3 injured:

2019-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Chestnut Ridge Road in Orange (Connecticut):

2019-12-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Kay Drive in Smithfield (North Carolina):

2019-11-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:15 PM on Terlin Street in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-11-18 - Deadly fire burns home near the Mississippi River in Fairport (Iowa), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities say a one person has died in a house fire in a community along the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa."

2019-12-18 - Deadly fire burns duplex in Spokane (Washington), 1 killed:

2019-12-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Marsteller Road in Hopewell Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-12-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Coushatta (Louisiana), 2 killed:

2019-12-18 - Two vacant homes destroyed by fire on Flat Shoals Road in Atlanta (Georgia):

2019-12-18 - Critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle washes ashore dead on beach in coastal Swansea (Britain):

Quote: "A critically endangered turtle has died after being found washed up on a beach in Wales. A member of the public found the Kemp's ridley sea turtle on Llangennith beach on Gower, Swansea, on Wednesday. It is the most endangered of the world's seven turtle species and only nine have previously washed up in the UK."

2019-12-18 - Three college students, 20, 21 and 21, die in the water at waterfall near Nashik (India):

2019-12-18 - Man, 54, drops dead near City Hall in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-12-18 - Man in his 50s drops dead near Orlo Vista Park on Powers Drive in Orlando (Florida):

2019-12-18 - Man in his 50s or 60s found dead at apartment complex in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2019-12-18 - Person found dead in the Nepaug River in Canton (Connecticut):

2019-12-18 - Person found dead near creek in Mount Vernon (Virginia):

Quote: "The area where the body was found is near a small bridge that crosses a creek between the Mount Vernon Manor and Sulgrave Manor neighborhoods."

2019-12-18 - Woman, 40, found dead in field near Hardinsburg (Kentucky):

2019-12-18 - Soldier, mortuary affairs specialist, man, 27, found dead in his barracks room at Camp Humphreys (South Korea):

2019-12-18 - Boy, 15, dies in shallow reservoir in Namishranya (India):

Quote: "Later, his body was fished out from the reservoir that had merely waist-deep water."

Quote: "We are unable to understand how he drowned in the shallow water."

2019-12-18 - Senator, middle-aged man, drops dead while taking a shower in Imo State (Nigeria):

2019-12-18 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Barna (Ireland):

2019-12-18 - Toddler girl has 'medical emergency' on cruise ship off the coast of Puerto Rico:

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard raced in to save a 13-month-old girl who suffered a medical emergency on board the Disney Fantasy cruise ship this week."

2019-12-18 - Driver has 'medical issue', car slams into tree, on River Road in Fieldale (Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Trooper Ball with the Virginia State Police said the driver appeared to have a medical issue while travelling northwest on River Road in Fieldale when the 4-door compact vehicle left the road and struck a tree head-on, deploying the airbag."

2019-12-18 - Small plane crashes near Moruya Airport in coastal Moruya (Australia), engine failure, 1 injured:

2019-12-18 - Double-decker bus crashes in coastal Hong Kong (China), 6 killed, 30+ injured:

2019-12-18 - Passenger bus and truck crash northwest of Cairo (Egypt), 12 killed, more injured:

2019-12-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on Washington Highway between Bells Ferry Road and River Road in Elbert County (Georgia):

2019-12-18 - Semi tractor veers off road, crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Love County (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2019-12-18 - Minibus slams into truck, bursts into flame, near coastal Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), 14 killed:

Quote: "A mini-bus carrying a family to a holiday beach getaway in Mexico crashed into a lumber truck on Wednesday and caught fire, killing 14 people including five children, authorities said."

2019-12-18 - Van crashes off top level of parking garage in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-12-18 - Van overturns on Route 50 in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

2019-12-18 - SUV veers across median, hits tractor trailer head-on, in North Barrington (Illinois), 1 injured:

Quote: "For an unknown reason the driver of the Mercedes-Benz crossed the grassy median and drove into the southbound lanes of traffic, striking a southbound 1995 Freightliner Truck that was pulling a trailer."

2019-12-18 - SUV veers off road, crashes into body of water, in coastal Wareham (Massachusetts):

2019-12-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into overpass pillar, in Kansas City (Kansas), 1 injured:

2019-12-18 - Sinkhole opens on School Lane in Hartford (Britain):

2019-12-18 - Man, 69, has 'medical event' at Paritutu Rock on the oceanfront in coastal New Plymouth (New Zealand):

Quote: "Taranaki fire crews and St John paramedics have helped a man down from Paritutu Rock in New Plymouth after he suffered a medical event. Emergency services were called around 10.20am on Thursday to help the 69-year-old off the rocky track on New Plymouth's coast."

2019-12-18 - Woman has 'medical incident' outside gym in Burton (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services have been at the scene of a 'medical incident' outside a busy Burton gym. An ambulance was seen racing to DW Sports in Middleway car park this afternoon, Wednesday, December 18."

2019-12-18 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes in Sichuan Province (China), 7+ injured:

2019-12-18 - America after climate change, mapped:

2019-12-18 - Magnetic North Pole changes time zones, keeps drifting:

2019-12-18 - America’s ‘Freedom Gas’ awarded worst phrase of the year:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all your loyal fans.

    The insurance industry is most likely feeling the impact of all these expensive structures, vehicles, people, planes, trains, and infrastructure keep burning up inexplicably. Take for example the three at the top - Marc Anthony's superyacht, the $23 million broadcast trailer, and the cargo ship. They're all most definitely insured and it's going to add up to a lot of money to replace or repair them.

    Then all those homes and apartments, tractor trailers, cars going up in flames and add in the insured dead people - that's a LOT of insurance money - and this is EVERY DAY here at JJFH.

    Friday, 20 December 2019
    A magnitude 6.1 - 51km SW of Jarm, Afghanistan is the 6th major quake of December the 138th of 2019 and is the 1,489th major quake of this decade

    Aussie Bushfire Update no 10: First location hits 50 deg C, (122 deg F): Aus top 15 hottest places global: Cruel twist Milford Sound New Zealand, Australia's neighbours the wettest place in the world

    Roads reported melting from the heat

    Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires

    Nullarbor, a small village in South Australia became the first location to hit 50 deg C, (122 deg F)

    Australia was the hottest country on the planet in the last 24 hours with the top 15 hottest locations of the day

    Victoria state sets new all-time heat records for December.

    At least 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres) of land have been torched across Australia in recent months

    A prolonged drought that has left the land tinder-dry and many towns running out of water [more]

    Friday, 20 December 2019
    Updates from the Australian bushfires - 30 December, 2019

    Up to 70 fires have broken out throughout South Australia on a day of catastrophic conditions, threatening townships and homes and forcing residents to seek shelter.

    A hot blob to the east of New Zealand [check out the map]

    Understanding climate: Antarctic sea ice extent

    As it does in the Arctic, the surface of the ocean around Antarctica freezes over in the winter and melts back each summer. Antarctic sea ice usually reaches its annual maximum extent in mid- to late September, and reaches its annual minimum in late February or early March. The start of 2019 brought the lowest Antarctic sea ice extent on record for that time of year, but although the 2019 minimum extent (on February 28, 2019) was well below the 1981–2010 climatological average, it was not a record low. [more]

    [news you won't see on SOTT]
    Moscow wonders where winter has gone as temperatures hit 133-year high

    Unseasonable warmth brought by atmospheric front from Atlantic Ocean means it’s rain in the forecast for the New Year holiday, Russia’s main festive celebration [more]

    US Senate Just Voted For Potential WW3

    [it's the NDAA we read about before, author doesn't make the connection to WWIII]

    [2nd part next]

  2. Google goes offline after fibre cables cut

    Severed fibre optic cables disrupted internet access in parts of eastern Europe, Iran and Turkey on Thursday.

    The issue, which lasted for about two hours, was caused by multiple fibre cables being physically cut at the same time, a highly unusual thing to happen.

    No explanation for the cut cables has been offered. [more]

    Goldman Sachs may admit guilt, pay $2 billion fine to settle U.S. 1MDB probes - source

    Discovering a new fundamental underwater force

    A team of mathematicians from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Brown University has discovered a new phenomenon that generates a fluidic force capable of moving and binding particles immersed in density-layered fluids. The breakthrough offers an alternative to previously held assumptions about how particles accumulate in lakes and oceans and could lead to applications in locating biological hotspots, cleaning up the environment and even in sorting and packing.

    In the paper, the researchers demonstrate that particles suspended in fluids of different densities, such as seawater of varying layers of salinity, exhibit two previously undiscovered behaviors. First, the particles self-assemble without electrostatic or magnetic attraction or, in the case of micro-organisms, without propulsion devices such as beating flagella or cilia. Second, they clump together without any need for adhesive or other bonding forces. The larger the cluster, the stronger the attractive force. [more]

    100 previously catalogued stars just vanished!

    Torrential floods carry away cars in northern Spain

    The flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history, with reports saying water levels rose because of heavy winds and rain.

    Killer whales migrate from Iceland to Italy for the first time in recorded history

    The migration is the first-ever record of killer whales migrating from Iceland to Italy and one of the largest migration routes ever recorded, according to the organization, which described it as "the most exciting news ever." [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  3. New oral polio vaccine to BYPASS key clinical trials as vaccine caused outbreaks overtake wild polio

    To stem a growing polio crisis, health officials are accelerating the development of a new oral vaccine with plans for emergency approval and deployment in regions with active polio transmission as early as June 2020. The new vaccine, called nOPV2, might conclusively end the outbreaks, caused by the live virus in the vaccine reverting to a virulent form. But expedited approval means skipping the real-world testing of large clinical trials.

    Instead, key questions about the vaccine's effectiveness will be answered in the field. [more]

    Exclusive: U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack shows it came from north - report

    The United States said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates the strike likely came from the north, reinforcing its earlier assessment that Iran was behind the offensive. [more; can anyone believe ANYTHING the U.S. says?]

    House has entire wall blown off after 'tumble dryer fire' caused huge explosion

    [clean your room!]

    An end-of-terrace house had its entire side blown off when a ‘tumble dryer fire’ caused a huge blast just days before Christmas.

    The occupant of the house was watching TV when the blast ripped through the home and was saved by a hero neighbour who ran into the partially-collapsed building to rescue him.

    Firefighters were called to the house in Kessingland, near Lowestoft, Suffolk, just after 8:30pm on Wednesday evening after an explosion destroyed the wall on the property and started a fire.

    The blast took out the whole gable end of the house, exposing the kitchen and sitting room downstairs and a bedroom and study on the first floor.

    Neighbours said the blast had been caused by a tumble dryer, though fire chiefs stressed the cause had not been established.

    In September a family was left homeless after building work on the house next door caused their walls to collapse, leaving two rooms fully exposed and making a sound “like a bomb going off”. [more; bullshit explanation, search shows the town sits right by water]

    [last part next]

  4. Investigation Underway After Truck Slams Through Side of Florida Airport Terminal

    Two workers escaped injury after a speeding truck slammed into a terminal at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in the early hours of December 19, the airport said.

    A 40-year-old man, named as Juan Monsivis, is accused of crashing his pickup into the baggage carousel area and the front of the National Car Rental counter in the main terminal building at the airport, local media reported.

    The suspect sustained serious injuries in the crash but two workers who were behind the counter were not injured, the report said. [more; left out a lot of details, like WHY? and sounds more like a "medical episode"]

    UK weather: Flood warnings issued as heavy rain and winds strike Britain

    Yellow flood warnings are in place across the UK as wind and heavy rain batter parts of the country in the run up to Christmas. [more]

    [this one's bizarre]
    An April birthday 'raises the risk of dying from heart disease by 12%'

    Scientists from Harvard compared the birthdays and cardiovascular health of more than 116,000 adults.

    They found those born in April were 12% more likely to die of heart disease over the next 38 years than November babies.
    [i don't think their sample was large enough, should be in the millions]

    Well it may sound farfetched, previous studies have linked the season and month of a person’s birth to their risk of an early death and dying from heart disease specifically.

    Being born in any spring or summer month raised the risk by 10% and 9%, respectively, compared to an autumn birthday.[more; well then, 'i got THAT going for me . . which is nice']

    [so much for religion and morality]
    `Tsunami of cases’: Clergy abuse strains secretive tribunal

    The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.[more]

    1. Yet another bullshit study from a major university. Being born in the spring raises the risks of early death to heart disease my ass. The amount of serious time and money our universities waste on this kind of effing horseshit should be scandalous, but we have more serious things to worry about these days.

  5. [some news headlines from Rice Farmer to finish out the week]

    News Links, December 20, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Flat is the New Up: Cass Shipping Index Down 12 Straight Months
    Flat is the new up, and less is the new more.

    FedEx CEO: "The Stock Market Is Very Bullish, But The Industrial Economy Doesn't Reflect Any Growth At All Worldwide"

    Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot merger marks next round of consolidation

    Pension Schemes in EU Show Big Shortfalls in Stress Test

    Negative Interest Rates Are Destroying Our Pensions

    World on Knife Edge of Debt Crisis

    Buy Gold and Silver To Hedge Massive Risks including U.S. 'Insolvency'

    A passenger records video of flames coming from an engine as a United flight makes an emergency landing

    Troops Could Shift from Afghanistan to Pacific in Drawdown, Pentagon Chief Says

    Iran urges fight against US 'economic terrorism' at Muslim summit

    Doug Casey on Why Having a US Passport Is No Longer an Advantage

    Texas Is Already Feeling The Shale Slowdown

    From Boom To Bust: Permian Shale Towns Face Exodus

    Why Oil Majors May Never Return To Canada's Arctic

    White House says it is sticking with 2020 biofuel plan, despite farmer objections

    Tesco, Heinz recall jars of baby food over metal fragments

    Grain bin deaths spike this fall as farmers rush late harvest

    U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 54, hospitalizations to 2,506

    Massive freshwater mussel die-off is ecological mystery

    Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up by more than double: data

    Nearly half of U.S. population will be obese by 2030, analysis says
    I dare say that the situation won't get so bad because by 2030 food shortages will be forcing virtually everyone to "diet." -- RF

    Wildfires are getting worse, and so is the deadly smoke they bring with them

    Chinese boats pollute South Korea waters with oil spills, plastic garbage

    When lawns go unmowed, biodiversity gets a boost [right!]

    Automated hacking, deepfakes are going to be major cybersecurity threats in 2020

    Federal study finds race, gender affect face-scanning tech

    You're not paranoid: Your phone really is listening in

    Skyrocketing Costs Will Pop All the Bubbles
    The reckoning is coming, and everyone who counted on "eternal growth of borrowing" to stave off the reckoning is in for a big surprise.
    Everything is financed with debt, and when the flow of money stops, everything else stops. Recall how the bankruptcies of Hanjin Shipping and Celadon instantly stopped their ships and trucks. The most likely trigger of the Great Simplification will be financial system collapse. -- RF

    ANA flight makes emergency landing at Fukuoka

    Why the Afghanistan papers shows we never learned Noam Chomsky's lesson from Vietnam

    Mountain of debt: Credit card debt is worse for those with high income

    A $10 trillion debt burden coming due one day could hit the stock market and Amazon, UBS proposes

    Four Banks & Three Tech Companies Blow $56 Billion in Q3 to Prop up Their Own Shares

    Direct Deposits Across America Hang After Fed's ACH Payment System Suffers Major Disruption

    FedEx cuts 2020 profit forecast - again - as seven-day delivery costs weigh

    Number of Americans with primary care doctors declines

    Study finds more teens vaping marijuana even as mysterious lung illness claims young lives

    US Coast Guard Says Russian Spy Ship Sailing Off East Coast

    92% Of Americans Feel Their Freedom Is Threatened

    Earning Income on the Side Is a Large and Growing Slice of American Life [take away all the good jobs, people will figure out another way - and FUCK the tax man!]

  6. Hey Mike! I agree with your statement, but must point out how much is wasted on the military in comparison. Orders of magnitude more in bloat, graft, waste, bribes, and mistakes. In fact, the military industrial complex pretty much runs all the serious research.

    Just sayin'.

    In my humble opinion the way "higher education" is built and run now in the U.S., it's a complete waste of time and money.