Linguistically “hot” words are popping off like mad!
Reader email about our “quake spotting” and predictive process flooded the inbox this morning. Reader Dean figures ‘em this way:
“George we just got that major quake an 8.3 in Sea of Okhotsk near Kamchatka Siberia with all the volcanoes popping off in that area last few days and small to medium quake swarm not surprised. Not sure if there was a tsunami generated yet but I doubt it look at the extraordinary depth over 600 miles deep! also note two significant quakes in South Pacific near Tonga both well over 100 miles deep! these are some unusual extreme depths, maybe all these medium sized CME’s the last week had a cumulative effect. Note Tonga area is where Cliff noted the likely epicenter of a Global Coastal event emanating from in one of the webbot predictions a while back, that is the area with the thin mantel and bulge with a huge reservoir of magma the size of a small country.
The South Pacific quakes near Tonga today were a 6.3 and 7.4 and the 8.3 quake near Kamchatka in Sea of Okhotsk is large enough that its one of the 25 largest quakes ever recorded! (that’s since 1900 AD when we were first able to measure quakes). In the last 9 years 2004-2013 we have had 6 of the 13 largest quakes ever recorded.”
What’s so darn interesting about the large quake off Kamchatka is that it comes right smack dab on top of news in Skagit County (north of Seattle) about a bridge collapse on Interstate 5! Dean’s email picks it up from there:
“Cliff predicted bridges would go down in the NW and areas would be isolated, well he nailed this, major bridge on I-5 (the main West Coast North South route from San Diego to Vancouver Canada) just North of Seattle collapsed, effectively isolating one of North America’s major cities, Vancouver Canada from other major West coast cities via road as well as other smaller cities like Bellingham, WA.
Cliff predicted this would be due to earthquake but this would not be the first time Cliff predicted something that came true through his Webbot but he misinterpreted the cause of the incident.
Maybe webbot predicted a earthquake and also predicted bridges collapsing in NW isolating cities and Cliff naturally assumed one was the cause of the other, instead maybe we get a 9.0 off Kamchatka Siberia (maybe causes major Tsunami fulfilling start of global coastal event prediction also) which is rumbling and has a history of huge 8.5+ quakes and we get this major bridge collapse in NW that isolates some major cities fulfilling both webbot predictions but not together as Cliff thought.
This collapse story is getting major national media play already so no wonder it popped up in webbot linguistics.”
Another reader, Michael, points to the California quake action overnight:
“G, folks may not realize there were 2 earthquakes in CA overnight, Northern, CA and Southern, CA. The PNSN is showing more consistency of movement over all the monitors than I have seen in all the years I have watched them. It is not clear to me whether they are reflecting the CA movement or the movement of the Cascades. What is clear is it that a heads up attitude is warranted.
That soCal wake was removed as an echo by USGS… Still, I was going to put up a post yesterday because I had a round of “earthquake tired” (as several other folks reported, too, fwiw). But I was thinking I’d just talked myself into it. A bottle of high caffeine poison high fructose corn juice later, I talked myself out of it.
I talked to Clif and he’s specifically worried about 2 PM Saturday (West Coast Time) so we’ll keep watching the data roll in but absent all the dead people which are supposed to accompany the mega quake, tsunami, and global coastal event (1.289 billion) it’s definitely got the right language but we’re still missing a bunch of dead people. Would I bet against more major quaking, shaking, and flooding through the weekend? Nope.
Not when that bridge up on the Skagit river is just 33 miles southwest of Mount Baker and 18 miles from where we had a little 2.5 earthquake on Wednesday 11 miles north of Anacortes. Details: M2.5 – 11km N of Anacortes, Washington.
Naw…but that bridge collapse is just 9-miles from the front gate of the big Shell Oil refinery at Cherry Point/ Anacortes. So seismicity up that was is certainly of major interest (but only to people who drive or use petroleum products…).
Let’s add it up: The little quakes, falling down bridge, big quakes and the word tsunami popping all over the net. Reader Ethan’s been collecting the tsunami words all over the net:
“The pacific plate is going nuts. This just today.
HCCDA Message: Pacific Tsunami Center reports an 8.2 earthquake occurred in the Sea of Okhotsk. No Pacific Wide tsunami and no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
HCCDA Message: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 6.5 earthquake occurred near Tonga. No Pacific wide tsunami and no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
HCCDA Message: Pacific Tsunami Warning center reports 7.4 earthquake in Fiji Islands. No Pacific wide tsunami and no tsunami threat to Hawaii. “
Nothing more to be added (except some Nostracodeus notes in the Coping section to follow.) Reader Clay here in Texas has a positive outlook:
“Oh, good thing I had a fat thumb this morning when I was typing with one eye open. I meant to tell you that when I was attending Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando (more years ago than I’d admit) our instructors would use BOD & GCE as notes on our graded work. BOD meant they gave you “benefit of the doubt” and you received partial credit. GCE was shorthand for Gross Conceptual Error. Here’s hoping that God, universe, etc. is giving us a synch-wink here and that’s all the Global Coastal Event turns out to be, a GCE as I knew it previously….”
Me/us, too. The language pit is still filling and the events are arriving more on less on schedule. We await tomorrow around cocktail time in Texas (2 PM out west) to see if anything else pops in.
It’ll be nice if the dead people don’t show up.
More after this…
Departments & Entities
Collapse of the Internet:
Data Gap/Net Licensing Update
Clif’s long awaited “data gap” is also here, if you hadn’t noticed. Reader Tom up in Illinois has been experiencing it first-hand, too:
“Hey George; Web wars seem at an all time high today. First time I ever got a “loading… “ message when my msn.com web page main news trailer came up. I can’t even down load Clifs latest report, its letting me download at a zero rate, the download clock just keeps adding time. Weird or what? Any ideas what the eff is going on? Is it GCE connected, are they trying to isolate us all or what? “
It’s not likely anything more than distributed denial of service attacks which seem to be all over the place lately. Plus, let’s not forget to toss in a handful, or three, of those damn junk emails that begin “You credit scores has just been changed…” Bunch of false advertising pricks and there ought to be a place where we can sign up email addresses – just like the National Do Not Call Registry – so we don’t have to put up with this kind of crap.
And like we didn’t know this was coming, PCWorld notes the web has had something like 9,000 servides outages in the last five months.
What “Domestic Terror?”
Still, as the traffic load on the Internet continues, we can expect to see ever-increasing amounts of spam and now along with that el Presidente is still hammering on the idea that there’s an increase in domestic terrorism fueled by the internet.
Sorry to burst his bubble here, but no, terrorism is not “fueled by the Internet” any more than it was fueled by cell phones…
This is, however the kind of imprecise thinking that’s snuck by the gates of consciousness when you’re not looking. People believe what’s inferred, not what the facts support.
Hell “air” supports terrorism because they breathe…got it?
Was Boston domestic terrorism? No. It was new arrivals, radicalized.
Solution: Well this isn’t that hard to figure out is it? Watch new arrivals and radicalizers and if they happen to fit a profile, oh, gee-gosh TFB.
Still, as I said in my book Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet it all leads to licensure on the pretext of a public threat…real, or in the case of Fearless Leader’s latest – imagined. I would argue just as convincingly that terrorist is fueled by hamburgers.
Why, if we could just keep terrorists from eating, they’d all be dead!
We also notice this morning that presidernt Obama seems to be having a harder time defending his attorney general Eric Holder. Coverage today seems to be centered on Holder’s reported personal approval of seizing reporter emails.
Toss this onto the gun walker fiasco and we have to wonder if Holder is part cat or something….how many political lives does he haver…9?
OK, let’s see how this all plays out: IRS official Lois Lerner has been put on paid administrative leave while the case rambles on. Word is that she’s refusing to resign.
Still, there are all kinds of ugly questions not the least of which is “OK, so how should IRS figure out if a non-profit is really a non-profit and not a political organization masquerading to skirt reporting laws?
As with Border Patrol, I don’t have any quarrel with the hard working rank and file of IRS. Fish rot from the head, though…
The headline “Separate but Unequal: Apple defers its taxes, you foot the bill” tells the grimy story of how those legal fictions – corporations – have ascending into super-citizen status by living by a whole different tax code that seems to any thinking person who truly believes in equal protection under the law to be crooked at the core.
No telling how many other corporations are running the same tax gamut: legal but socially dishonest.
Might want to see a website called “Government Gone Wild.“
Follow the Bouncing Markets
Lazarus markets yesterday – which we can only assume meant the money spigot got turned on to keep things from cratering. Downside open coming today…now that the Big players have rolled some of that easy money into short positions… Ya’ll just line up your retirement accounts over in this sheep chute… Shearing nearing?
World Health Organization is eyteing MERS CoV:
“The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
The fatal case was reported from Al-Qaseem region in the Central part of the country and is not related to the cluster of cases reported from Al-Ahsa region in the Eastern part of the country. The patient was a 63-year-old man with an underlying medical condition who was admitted to a hospital with acute respiratory distress on 15 May 2013 and died on 20 May 2013. Investigation into contacts of this case is ongoing.
Good news is that a flu study says there may only be limited risk of human-to-human spread of H9N7…which is great if you’re one of the limited.