DoomsDay Headlines 2-3-2014: Dow -1000, Starfish Dying, Three Winter Storms, Ukraine On The Brink, US Targets, North Korea, US Default, Market Sell-Off, Greece Rescue, Cancer, ObamaCare, Stray Dogs Killed, Japan's Stocks Plunge, Wealth Destroyed, Bank Disruptions, Sun Flares, Seismic Swarm, Severe Drought

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The Dow Has Already Fallen More Than 1000 Points 

From The Peak Of The Market On Monday, the Dow was down another 326 points. Overall, the Dow has now fallen more than 1000 points from the peak of the market

‘The Arms Just Crawl Away’: Mysterious Illness Killing Starfish 

Thousands of starfish along the North American Pacific Coast are dying a gory death, and scientists don’t know why.

California farmers brace for drought, unemployment 

Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance.

3 Storms Expected In Next 7 Days 

What a way to start the month of February. Not one, not two but three storms in the pipeline for the next 7 days.

Ukraine on brink as turmoil hits currency 

Ukraine is on the brink of economic disaster as its currency plunges to a four-year low amid political turmoil and a tug-of-war between Russia and the European Union.

Iranian commander: We have targets within America 

Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces, allies of Iran, have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out targets.

Iran warns: ‘No boundary to response’ if US strikes 

Iran ramped up its rhetoric against the United States over the weekend even as Western powers began easing sanctions on the Islamic Republic, saying that the country would “recognize no boundary for its response” if America exercised its military option.

North Korea envoy warns on US-South Korea military exercise 

North Korea took its demand for the United States and South Korea to halt joint military drills to the United Nations, holding a rare news conference on Friday to warn that the exercises could get "out of control and plunge into unimaginable disaster."

Treasury's Lew warns that U.S. default could happen quickly 

The Obama administration warned on Monday it could start defaulting on the government's obligations "very soon" after hitting a limit on the national debt later this month.

Emerging markets sell-off grinds on 

Relentless worries about emerging markets left world stocks struggling near 3-1/2 month lows, weighed on the dollar and sent Russia's rouble and Hungary's forint to long-term lows on Monday.

Germany preparing third financial rescue for Greece 

Germany has signalled it is preparing a third rescue package for Greece – provided the debt-stricken country implements "rigorous"austerity measures blamed for record levels of unemployment and a dramatic drop in GDP.

Cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years 

New Cancer cases worldwide are predicted to increase by 70% over the next two decades, from 14m in 2012 to 25m new cases a year, according to the World Health Organisation.

Thousands of ObamaCare site error appeals going unfixed 

The Washington Post, citing internal government data, reports that approximately 22,000 Americans have filed appeals to try and get site errors corrected. The complaints range from being denied coverage altogether to being overcharged for coverage to being steered into the wrong program.

Sochi officials order stray dogs killed ahead of Olympics 

Thousands of stray dogs are roaming the streets of Sochi, Sorokin said, and some of them are "biting children."

Japan stocks plunge off highs 

The benchmark Nikkei has tumbled 10.3% so far this year. That means the index is now undergoing a correction, after posting a whopping 57% gain in 2013.

Shocking Amount Of Wealth Is Going To Be Destroyed 

It will engulf the world because there is no safe area in the world. There is no country that can stand outside of this (chaos) because the whole system is so fragile. There are massive debts, deficits, and overvaluation everywhere.


Recent natural disasters such as the Moore tornado, flooding in Colorado, and Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated to all of us in the banking industry the need to be prepared for unforeseen events. Accordingly, Bank of Oklahoma will be performing a disaster preparedness drill that may impact the availability of some banking systems, including mobile banking, online banking, and more.


Winter Weather Watch

Winter Storm Maximus and Nika Winter Storm Maximus lays down a swath of snow across the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England on Monday. Winter Storms Nika quickly expands wintry precip from the Plains to the Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sunspot big enough to swallow the Earth several times over 

SEVEN M-Class flares over the last 24 hours. The THREE coronal mass ejections produced are on their way to Earth. Massive Sunspot Unleashes SEVEN M-Class Flares: THREE CME’s Are Earth Bound

Seismic swarm: Alert level raised on Indonesia’s Kelut volcano

The number of shallow volcanic earthquakes rose from averages of 1-2 per day to approx 10 per day during 20-31 Jan and climbed to more than 100 events since the start of February alone.

Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing 

Worst The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply. With no sign of rain, 17 rural communities providing water to 40,000 people are in danger of running out within 60 to 120 days. State officials said that the number was likely to rise in the months ahead after the State Water Project, the main municipal water distribution system, announced on Friday that it did not have enough water to supplement the dwindling supplies of local agencies that provide water to an additional 25 million people.