DoomsDay Headlines 2-5-2014: Sochi, Stock Market Crashing, Winter Storm, Record Low Temps, US Debt, Obamacare Job Loss, Attack Power Plant, Black Outs, Drought, Food Prices, Train Derails, Radioactive Debris, China, H7N9, Foot & Mouth Disease, Islamic Militants, Nanobots

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In Sochi, Russia, Don’t Touch The Water 

When Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair, who is covering the Winter Olympics for the newspaper, arrived at her hotel, she was informed that there was a problem with the water and it had been shut off.

Sochi Is Running Out of Pillows 

Due to an extreme shortage of pillows for athletes who unexpectedly arrived to Olympic Village in the mountains, there will be a transfer of pillows from all apartments to the storehouse on 2 February 2014. Please be understanding. We have to help the athletes out of this bind.”

The Stock Market In Japan Is COLLAPSING 

The stock market of the 3rd largest economy on the planet is imploding. On Tuesday, the Nikkei fell by more than 610 points. 

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Goldman to Fidelity Call for Calm After Global Stock Wipeout 

Strategists from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to AMP Capital Investors and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are also telling clients to hang on after losses that began with currencies in Turkey and Argentina spread to developed markets.

Stocks get snowed under again 

Investors are skating on thin ice, literally. Stocks slid on a cold and wet Wednesday morning on Wall Street.

Interest on US debt to nearly quadruple over decade 

For the next few years, deficits are looking pretty good. But the interest owed on the country's cumulative debt is set to nearly quadruple over the next decade.

Marc Faber Fears “A Vicious Circle To The Downside” 

Is Just Beginning? “It’s not just tapering that is putting pressure on markets,” Marc Faber warns in this brief clip. “Emerging economies have practically no growth and we have a slowdown in China that is more meaningful than strategists are willing to believe,” he adds and this is “causing a vicious circle to the downside” in inflated asset markets as most of the growth in the world over the last five years has come from emerging markets.

ObamaCare could lead to loss of nearly 2.3 million US jobs 

The long-term effect of ObamaCare on the U.S. economy was rewritten Tuesday with the Congressional Budget Office issuing a revised projection that nearly 2.5 million workers could opt out of full-time jobs over the next 10 years -- allowing employers to wipe 2.3 million full-time jobs off the books.

Last Year, Snipers Attacked a Power Plant in California 

"the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred." Wellinghoff is going public with the details out of concern that a vulnerable power grid is a national security concern.

Power outages hit three million in Brazil 

Several Brazilian states, including three set to host June World Cup action, suffered power outages Tuesday, fueling fears over the country's ability to keep the lights on.

Second Storm Hitting Northeast Halts Planes, Schools 

The second winter storm of the week swept into the U.S. Northeast, grounding more than 2,000 planes, closing schools and downing power lines. A third system is expected in about four days. 

4406 U.S. record cold temperatures in January 

*4406 Record Cold Temps
*1259 Record Warm temps
*1073 Snowfall records

The California Drought, As Seen From Space 

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released that photo to illustrate what a year of drought conditions (which have intensified recently) have wrought on the landscape. 

California Drought Could Cost You at the Grocery Store 

The ongoing severe drought in California is much more than a statewide emergency or a local news story. It will likely have ripple effects nationwide, affecting grocery store receipts in all 50 states, and putting a dent in the nation's economy.

Gas-freight train derailment causes rail havoc in Сentral Russia 

Thirty-two carriages containing liquefied gas derailed in the Kirov Region, Central Russia, with a dozen bursting into flames. More than 700 local residents and workers from a nearby factory were evacuated from the fire zone.


US West Coast on high alert against tsunami-washed Japanese invasive species 

Almost three years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan’s east coast and set off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, dislodged debris from the site is still washing up onto American shores. Yet while scientists have downplayed the possibility that the wreckage is contaminated with radiation, they are keeping their eyes peeled for hostile sea creatures hitching rides from across the Pacific.

Philippine Leader Sounds Alarm on China 

President Benigno S. Aquino III called on Tuesday for nations around the world to do more to support the Philippines in resisting China’s assertive claims to the seas near his country, drawing a comparison to the West’s failure to support Czechoslovakia against Hitler’s demands for Czech land in 1938. 

H7N9 kills two more, causing new infections in China 

A 59-year-old man having close contact with live poultry died on Monday morning of the H7N9 flu virus, the first of its kind in central China's Hunan province, local authority said. A separate statement issued by the health department of Guangdong province on Monday said a patient surnamed Xie died of the virus on Sunday in Foshan after treatment failed.

Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out in eastern Mongolia 

Despite the efforts of the national emergency management authority and the provincial administration to contain the outbreak of FMD, the disease continues to spread in the country.

Islamic Militants Extend Battle Into Another Iraqi Province 

A powerful jihadist group that has been fighting in Iraq’s Anbar region has taken over parts of a neighboring province, seizing three villages on Wednesday after a battle with government forces, according to security officials.

Google Says “Nanobots In Our Bloodstream, Brains On The Cloud, And Immortality By The Year 2035″

Google engineering director Ray Kurzweil,who tells The Wall Street Journal that by the 2030s we’ll have “millions, billions of blood cell-sized computers in our bloodstream… keeping us healthy, augmenting our immune system, also going into the brain and putting our neocortex onto the cloud.”