Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Event Update For 2017-06-06

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

2017-06-06 - Two infants die in separate homes within 12 hours on same street in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

Quote: "The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday afternoon that it was responding to Milwaukee's second infant death report in less than 12 hours. Tuesday's latest infant death was reported at N. 16th St. and W. Meinecke Ave., just north of North Avenue. No immediate cause of death was available. The Medical Examiner's office said an autopsy would be performed Wednesday."

Quote: "Another infant death was reported earlier Tuesday - along the same street, at N. 46th St. and Meinecke."

Quote: "The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner responded to a death investigation involving a child (an infant) in the neighborhood near 16th and Meinecke — the second on Tuesday, June 6th, and the sixth death involving a child since June 2nd."

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame then hits tree, 4 men killed, near Simaria (India), near the Ganges River:

Quote: "Four persons including two forest rangers were charred to death after the vehicle in which they were traveling caught fire in Simaria police station area of Chatra district today, police said. The owner of the car, a contractor, was driving it when the four-wheeler caught fire near Kurmali jungle probably due to short-circuit. The panicked driver applied brakes but the vehicle rammed into a tree before coming to a stop, police said adding that the fire spread all through the car before anyone could come out. The contractor died on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital."

2017-06-06 - Unknown odor sickens people at hotel in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "Cedar Rapids firefighters were sent to the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center Tuesday after an odor in the lobby of the hotel made guests feel ill and cough, public safety spokesperson Greg Buelow said."

2017-06-06 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Bedworth (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Electrical substation damaged by fire at 2:48 AM in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars and tires burn, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-06-06 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 'fluff' piles burn, in North Manheim Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-06 - Huge tire fire breaks out at 4:15 AM at vacant auto business near Burlington (Wisconsin):

Quote: "At about 4:15 a.m., the Lyons Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant lot at Highway 11 and Lyons Road that was formerly home to an auto salvage and recycling shop. The site had been vacant for about a year, fire officials said. A scanner report around the time of the fire suggested there were possibly as many as 1,000 tires aflame."

2017-06-06 - Rubber factory heavily damaged by massive fire in coastal Trang Province (Thailand):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on road overlooking Sea Cows Bay in coastal Tortola (Bermuda):

Quote: "Another motorcar has burst into flames; this time in the hills overlooking Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. Firefighters eventually extinguished the blaze but not before the car was gutted. This is at least the eighth vehicle to go up in flames while being driven on the territory’s roads since the start of the year."

Note: They're starting to see what's happening in Bermuda, although they probably haven't noticed that it's happening all over the place and not just Bermuda. Think they'll figure things out before they're all dead? Time will tell!

2017-06-06 - Home explodes and burns in coastal Maungatapu, Tauranga (New Zealand), 1 killed:

Quote: "Locals said a loud explosion rang out across the street, followed by billowing smoke covering the area."

Note: This is the 173rd residential explosion in 2017...

2017-06-06 - Boat bursts into flame in field near Santa Ana River wash in San Bernardino (California):

Quote: "Firefighters battled a boat fire Tuesday in the middle of a field near a Santa Ana River wash."

2017-06-06 - Boat bursts into flame while being towed on highway in coastal Miami (Florida):

Note: These are the 472nd and 473rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-06 - Passenger train bursts into flame in Vinnytsia Oblast (Ukraine):

2017-06-06 - School bus bursts into flame near Highway 137 in Miami (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Coaches are being credited with saving 21 student athletes. Quick thinking and fast response averted what could have been a devastating disaster when a Wyandotte School bus full of football players and coaches burst into flames. Tuesday late afternoon first responders received a call seeking help with a Wyandotte Public Schools bus fire. The bus packed with Wyandotte Football team players and coaches caught fire around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday on 93 Road off Highway 137 just north of Shawnee Grocery. The team was heading to Galena, Kansas to participate in a Passing League summer football camp."

Note: This is the 107th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 406th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-06-06 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on High Street in Barkingside (Britain):

Note: This is the 407th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:40 AM on I-79 near Wallback (West Virginia):

2017-06-06 - Two semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at trucking business in Sidney (Nebraska):

2017-06-06 - Tractor bursts into flame on I-78 in Greenwich Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-06 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire in Berwick Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "She said that Eisenhart just kept equipment in the barn, such as a log splitter, a John Deere mowing tractor and miscellaneous antiques."

2017-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 17 near Kenora (Canada):

2017-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on National Highway 41 near Barsundara (India):

Note: These are the 982nd, 983rd, 984th, 985th, 986th, 987th and 988th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-06 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Mesa (Arizona):

2017-06-06 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Singleton Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Dump truck bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at business on Orange Avenue in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2017-06-06 - Van bursts into flame at Church Hill in Whitchurch (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Van bursts into flame while parked at retail park in Threemilestone (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

2017-06-06 - SUV bursts into flame on US 501 in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "A vehicle that was on fire is blocking part of 501 southbound in Myrtle Beach Tuesday evening. The incident happened near the Burning Ridge subdivision, and although crews have extinguished the blaze, they are still on the scene."

2017-06-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near bay bridge on coastal Bonnet Island (New Jersey):

2017-06-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home in Oakley (California):

2017-06-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on The Ley in Box (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Two cars destroyed by fire at 3:05 AM while parked at auto business in coastal West Islip (New York):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame just before 3:30 AM while parked at home in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot in Santee (California), person burned:

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 near Anderson (South Carolina), person burned:

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on Wall Avenue in Ogden (Utah):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame during test drive, on US 30 in Washington County (Nebraska):

Note: 'So what's it gonna take to get you into this charred hulk today?!'

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame at 12:54 AM while parked at home in Fort St. John (Canada):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage on Abbotswood Court in Waterloo (Canada):

2017-06-06 - Taxi bursts into flame on the A1 between Alconbury South and Brampton Hut (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Wrangaton (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on Margarets Road in Girton (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on Highway 288 between Lake Jackson and Angleton (Texas):

2017-06-06 - Two BC Hydro vehicles go up in flames at 2 AM while parked in coastal Victoria (Canada):

2017-06-06 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in RV park in coastal Corpus, Corpus Christi (Texas), nobody there:

2017-06-06 - RV trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Wentzville (Missouri):

2017-06-06 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho), nobody there:

Quote: "The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department said it is too early to tell what started the fire. Most of the damage appeared to be in the garage. Two cars inside the garage were heavily damaged."

2017-06-06 - Multiple cars, barn and two homes burn in Mabton (Washington):

Quote: "Two homes, a barn and multiple cars in Mabton are damaged in a fire."

2017-06-06 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at 4:18 AM at home on Dansom Lane North in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Dansom Lane North, Hull. Tue 6 Jun 2017 04:18 (No:12234) Garage fire, two hose reels, one main line and two BA in use. One car and garage destroyed by fire."

2017-06-06 - Three barns go up in flames in Long Island (Kansas), 9000 pigs killed:

2017-06-06 - Barn and home destroyed by fire near Millbury (Ohio), 1 injured:

2017-06-06 - Barn destroyed by fire in Tuolumne County (California):

2017-06-06 - Barn destroyed by fire in Abbotsford (Canada), 7,000+ chickens killed, house burns separately at 1 AM:

Quote: "A separate fire consumed a three-storey Abbotsford house on Marshall Road, near Whatcom Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday. The family living in the house is now temporarily homeless. The family cat is also missing."

2017-06-06 - Wildfire erupts near Topaz Lake, threatens homes, in Gardnerville (Nevada):

2017-06-06 - Wildfire burns along the banks of the Missouri River near Winnebago (Nebraska):

Quote: "There's a wild fire on the banks of the Missouri River near Winnebago Nebraska. That fire initially broke out around 6:00 this evening with fire crews calling for additional help. Since then, it's grown to engulf trees along the banks of the river."

2017-06-06 - Brush fire breaks out near Thermalito Forebay (California):

2017-06-06 - Brush fire burns near the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley (California):

2017-06-06 - Wildfire rages near the N2 near coastal Plettenberg Bay (South Africa):

2017-06-06 - Trash compactor bursts into flame, fire spreads to dumpster, at Amazon warehouse in Palmer Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-06 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Molendinar, Queensland (Australia), near the coast:

2017-06-06 - Trash bursts into flame at 2:10 AM between two homes, fire spreads to both homes, in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-06-06 - Huge chicken coop full of pallets, hay and machinery destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Jackson County (Alabama):

Quote: "The building, which is about the size of a football field, was an old chicken coop that housed hay and pallets. It also had large machines inside that caused explosions."

2017-06-06 - Cement plant damaged by fire along Lake Michigan in Charlevoix County (Michigan):

2017-06-06 - Church destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada), nobody there:

2017-06-06 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3 AM in Dallas (Texas):

2017-06-06 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly before 3 AM at home in Steubenville (Ohio):

2017-06-06 - Garage goes up in flames near Chestermere (Canada), man in his 40s has 'unrelated' medical issue at the scene:

Quote: "Crews were called to the home on Range Road 281A and Hilltop Cove around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. On arrival, firefighters found a multi-vehicle garage on fire. A man in his 40s was taken to hospital in stable condition. Paramedics said it appeared the man had suffered from some sort of medical issue unrelated to the fire."

2017-06-06 - Home damaged by garage fire before 4:30 AM in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2017-06-06 - Home damaged by garage fire in Hillsboro (Oregon):

2017-06-06 - Home damaged by fire on Portage Street in Stevens Point (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2017-06-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire near Lake Springfield in Springfield (Illinois):

2017-06-06 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire at 11 PM in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2017-06-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:25 AM in Austin (Texas):

2017-06-06 - Home destroyed by fire on South Valley View Road near Ashland (Oregon):

2017-06-06 - Three homes destroyed by huge fire at 3:45 AM in Columbus (Georgia):

2017-06-06 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Burlington (Wisconsin):

2017-06-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive fire in Stockton (California):

2017-06-06 - Deadly fire burns home in West Columbia (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-06-06 - Vacant home burns in Weirton (West Virginia):

2017-06-06 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in Troy (New York):

2017-06-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Montgomery (Alabama):

2017-06-06 - Vacant police station burns in Tottenham area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Northern Gannets, sea birds, washing up dead or dying on the coast in Massachusetts:

Quote: "Wildlife veterinarians have been responding to an unexplained 'die-off' of Northern Gannets on Massachusetts' South Shore and Cape Cod. Gannets are washing up on local beaches, seriously ill, or already dead. Scientists are stumped over what can be causing the illness. A wildlife technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates about 100 northern gannets have been affected overall."

2017-06-06 - Two women and three children die in the Balganga River near Khalapur (India):

2017-06-06 - Three boys, 8, 8 and 9, found dead in pond in Bandri (India):

2017-06-06 - Two boys, 10 and 11, found dead in pond in Bahurar (India):

2017-06-06 - Two boys, 14 and 15, found dead in the Yamuna River in Delhi (India):

2017-06-06 - Person drops dead in hotel room in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2017-06-06 - Boy, 14, found dead in the Nanticoke River in Seaford (Delaware):

2017-06-06 - Man, late 20s, found dead in car at university in Williston (North Dakota):

2017-06-06 - Woman falls off Susquehanna River bridge and dies in Lower Chanceford Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-06 - Man, 19, found dead in the St. Croix River in Hudson (Minnesota):

2017-06-06 - Hiker has 'medical episode' and drops dead near Mount Taylor (New Mexico):

Quote: "Sandoval County Sheriff's officials say one of the hikers suffered a medical episode and collapsed after an eight-hour hike Monday in the area of Mount Taylor, located about 60 miles (93 kilometers) west of Albuquerque."

2017-06-06 - Man found dead in Turkey Creek in Kearney (Nebraska):

2017-06-06 - Woman found dead in field near Barkley Road in Telford (Tennessee):

2017-06-06 - Man, 43, goes hunting, next seen in irrigation field near Dry Creek Road in Payette (Idaho):

2017-06-06 - Man, 42, goes for hike, next seen dead near two creeks near West Yellowstone (Montana):

Quote: "According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 42-year-old Mike Petersen of Bismarck, North Dakota, was found Tuesday morning by a search team about a quarter mile south of the confluence of Beaver and West Fork creeks."

2017-06-06 - Woman, 21, found dead in the McKenzie River in Springfield (Oregon):

2017-06-06 - Person found dead in the Truckee River in Reno (Nevada):

2017-06-06 - Woman, 83, found dead in canal bank near her home in Visalia (California):

2017-06-06 - Person found dead with submerged SUV in lake in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):

2017-06-06 - Man, 73, slumps over while driving, car hits SUV, in coastal Port Alberni (Canada), man dies:

Quote: "Port Alberni RCMP are investigating after a 73-year-old motorist died from an apparent medical issue that is also believed to have caused him to collide with another vehicle."

2017-06-06 - Man found dead in in the Singapore River along Collyer Quay near The Fullerton Bay Hotel in coastal Singapore:

2017-06-06 - Man in his 60s found dead at home, fire breaks out while body being retrieved, in Leatherhead (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Man, 52, found dead in Welwyn Garden City (Britain):

2017-06-06 - Man, 57, has 'medical incident', loses consciousness, SUV hits wall, in The Villages (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, the 2016 Jeep Compass driven by James Nesbihal, 57, was traveling south on Southeast 166th Lane, just south of Southeast 86th Bellmeade Circle. Nesbihal told troopers he had a medical incident and blacked out."

Quote: "Another villages Medical Incident!"

2017-06-06 - Man, 60, has 'medical issue', van hits semi and crashes into ditch, on I-34 near Kensett (Iowa), 2 injured:

Quote: "The driver of the van, Dean McFadden, 60, who Fank said appeared to have a medical issue, continued about a half-mile down the road before running into the ditch near the exit's off-ramp."

2017-06-06 - Woman, 57, has 'medical event', car crashes into ditch, near London (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "The investigating deputy reports that apparently the driver, Collins, experienced 'a medical event' and lost control of her vehicle, a maroon 2006 Pontiac G6. Collins was traveling eastbound on KY-638, ran off the roadway on the right shoulder, traveled over an embankment and finally stopped in a ditch."

2017-06-06 - Man, 65, has 'medical issue', pickup crashes into ditch and tree, in Richland County (North Dakota):

Quote: "Richland County Sheriff’s Office reports William Bommersbach, 65, was driving on Interstate 29 at about 4 p.m. June 5 near mile marker 40 when the he drove off the roadway, through the west ditch and his Chevy pickup collided with a tree. He suffered an unknown medical issue which caused him to lose control of the vehicle, a release states."

2017-06-06 - Man has seizure, car hits pole, in Tifton (Georgia):

Quote: "A local man crashed his car into a light pole after having a seizure while driving Monday, according to the Tifton Police Department report."

2017-06-06 - Small plane crashes into field near airport in Tooele (Utah), engine failure:

2017-06-06 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, in Lexington (Kentucky):

2017-06-06 - Small plane crashes into tree shortly after takeoff, in Greenfield (Canada), engine failure:

2017-06-06 - Freight train derails in southern Moore County near Pinebluff (North Carolina):

2017-06-06 - Tanker truck overturns, on I-35 near Ames (Iowa):

2017-06-06 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 3 near Vicksburg (Mississippi):

2017-06-06 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, on I-5 near Cottonwood (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "It's not clear why the driver veered off the righthand shoulder and into the trees, but investigators are looking into whether or not a medical issue was a factor in the crash."

2017-06-06 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-79 near Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-06 - Garbage truck veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2017-06-06 - RV veers over centerline, hits RV head-on, near Grass Valley (California), 3 injured:

2017-06-06 - SUV veers off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, on US 19 in coastal Taylor County (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-06-06 - SUV veers off road, hits newsstand, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-06-06 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, near Checotah (Oklahoma):

Quote: "A Muskogee man who crashed a vehicle in McIntosh County may have died from a possible medical condition, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Frank Eubanks, 54, was pronounced dead on Ensign Lane in Enchanted Oaks area about five miles west of Checotah."

2017-06-06 - Two cars collide head-on, near Riverton (Wyoming), 5 killed, 3 injured:

2017-06-06 - Car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Park Ridge (Illinois), 1 injured:

2017-06-06 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near the Chiquito Canyon Landfill in Castaic (California):

2017-06-06 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in coastal North Kingstown (Rhode Island), 2 injured:

2017-06-06 - Naked man, 34, breaks into coffee shop, steals purse and wallet, gets caught and arrested, in Aloha (Oregon):

2017-06-06 - Naked man, 24, crashes car into townhome at 4:45 AM in College Station (Texas):

2017-06-06 - Shark attacks and injures man off Boca Chica Key (Florida):

2017-06-06 - Coyotes surround woman walking dog in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "She said a pack of coyotes surrounded her and started moving in until she started screaming. 'They were aggressive and they weren’t afraid...that’s scary,' Lasater said."

Quote: "Debbie McMicking lives next to the Presidio and said, 'I think it’s just a matter of time until one of them darts out and grabs a little kid.'"

2017-06-06 - Man, 18, goes missing while boogie boarding at coastal Frisco Beach near Hatteras (North Carolina):

2017-06-06 - Boy, 11, pulled unconscious from swimming pool near coastal Haifa (Israel):

2017-06-06 - Volcano Poas erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-06-06 - Ice sheet retreat led to rapid methane hydrate release at end of last ice age:

Note: Coming soon, again, to a planet near you!

2017-06-06 - Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs:

2017-06-06 - High waves set to batter the Arctic Ocean:

2017-06-06 - Abrupt climate change and Arctic ice update:

2017-06-06 - Trump administration could permit oil companies to 'assault' marine life:

2017-06-06 - Princeton scientist says avoiding two degrees of warming 'is now totally unrealistic':

2017-06-06 - Solar activity heading to minimum, some guy says this means global cooling imminent:

Note: There will be no cooling, unless volcanoes get involved big-time, and even if that happens, it'd still just be short-term cooling. We've got a thickening carbon greenhouse over us. Without that, maybe it WOULD cool off, a little, but just like greenhouses trap heat and let plants grow in the winter, the same thing is happening now to the entire planet. And there's not only been no slowdown in CO2 and methane entering the atmosphere, they're both accelerating, although human emissions are leveling off. That means it's no longer the human race driving events, but the planet itself has taken over, and whatever we do or don't do is now irrelevant except in the very short term. Minor fluctuations in the solar cycle aren't going to overcome the thickening greenhouse being erected over us. Extinction approaches. I'm really only including this BS so that when reality itself blows it away, I can pull this back up again - if I'm still alive - and point out what stupendous idiots these people were to think that global cooling was coming...

2017-06-06 - Inland cities raising bridges because of climate change:

Quote: "The nation’s inland cities are raising many bridges in the expectation that climate change will bring more intense storms and more frequent flooding."

Note: WILL bring? IS bringing...

2017-06-06 - Geoscientific evidence for subglacial lakes:

2017-06-06 - How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement – 'The biggest loser from the decision could be the United States itself':

2017-06-06 - These companies think Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord is appallingly stupid:

2017-06-06 - How Americans think about global warming, in six maps:

2017-06-06 - Lightning strike kills four children and seriously injures two more in Jharkhand (India):

2017-06-06 - Fierce storm roars into the Cape Peninsula (South Africa):

2017-06-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Marco Island (Florida):

2017-06-06 - Meteor lights up the sky over Washington DC:

2017-06-06 - 100,000 children trapped in ISIS-held Mosul (Iraq), used as human shields and child soldiers:

2017-06-06 - Giant crop circles appear overnight in field near Sancerre (France):


  1. Thanks, Jonny. My little excursion to NC put me a little behind with my count of garbage trucks burning up and Hull events. So here it is:

    In 8 days in May, 14 garbage trucks were destroyed by fire, while in 16 days in Hull there were 19 JJFH incidents.

    Looking at the tractor trailer tally, we're about 35 semis behind the same date in 2016, but the summer is just beginning. i'll hold off comparison for the other categories until the end of June (roughly 1/2 way through the year) to see how we're stacking up compared with last year.

    Central Banks Now Own Stocks And Bonds Worth Trillions – And They Could Crash The Markets By Selling Them

    [and if they DON'T sell them, they'll become worthless paper - like a lot of college degrees]

    Have you ever wondered why stocks just seem to keep going up no matter what happens?  For years, financial markets have been behaving in ways that seem to defy any rational explanation, but once you understand the role that central banks have been playing everything begins to make sense.  In the aftermath of the great financial crisis of 2008, global central banks began to buy stocks, bonds and other financial assets in very large quantities and they haven’t stopped since.  In fact, as you will see below, global central banks are on pace to buy 3.6 trillion dollars worth of stocks and bonds this year alone.  At this point, the Swiss National Bank owns more publicly-traded shares of Facebook than Mark Zuckerberg does, and the Bank of Japan is now a top-five owner in 81 different large Japanese firms.  These global central banks are shamelessly pumping up global stock markets, but because they now have such vast holdings they could also cause a devastating global stock market crash simply by starting to sell off their portfolios. [more]

    Too little, too late: Republicans 'revolt' against US intelligence, consider cutting back surveillance authority

    A small revolt in corners of the Republican Party bedevils plans for reauthorization this year of surveillance capabilities considered the "crown jewels" of the U.S. intelligence community.

    Those capabilities, subject of a Senate intelligence committee hearing Wednesday, has some Republicans worried that they could get caught up in the same secret government intercepts of communications that helped to land President Donald Trump's short-lived national security adviser in legal jeopardy. [more; after I stop laughing, i'll comment]

    Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.06.17

    [in which Guy mentions St. Louis, MO in his conversation with host Gary Null - roughly an hour podcast; forgot the link when I posted this last evening]

    Amazon users in a tizzy after outage hits across the U.S.

    Down Detector, which tracks service interruptions online, is reporting that the outage is affecting the entire US. New York, Washington, Seattle and San Francisco are reportedly the areas worst affected by the fault. [more; how many million dollars did they lose because of this?]

    Video captures microburst over Austin, Texas

    Rare waterspout recorded in waters off Beihai, S.W. China

    Southern Hemisphere cooling trend is now apparent

    [to the same you-tube knucklehead: this is called "winter"]

    [more below]


  2. Thursday, 8 June 2017
    Assad's allies threaten retaliation against US troops illegally deployed inside Syria

    Russia Warns US Not to Cross Their Red Line

    [since we keep SUPPORTING the TERRORIST ISIS group, what do we expect?]

    Intense storms may diminish protective ozone in Central US.

    Stronger storms over the Great Plains—likely induced by climate change—may be chipping away at the key life-protecting layer of our atmosphere

    The link between bigger storms and depleted ozone above the Central U.S. comes mostly from inference: While temperature and water vapor changes from storms have been shown to deplete ozone in Arctic regions, it’s not clear yet if this is the case in the states studied—Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, the Dakotas. 

    However, “chemistry operates the same everywhere,” Anderson said. [more]

    US coastal cities will flood more often and more severely, study warns.

    Defying Trump, Hawaii becomes first state to pass law committing to Paris climate accord.

    [Didn't CA join China to follow the Paris accord recently? Maybe it isn't "law" yet.]

    The mystery behind the 40-year-old ‘WOW signal’ from outer space may finally be solved

    20 stranded pilot whales pushed back into the sea in Sri Lanka

    Some sailors and locals pushed the pod of whales backed into the sea near the historic city of Trincomalee. [more; video]

    Strong winds are feeding a massive deadly fire causing the evacuation of 10,000 people from Knysna South Africa

    Thousands of fish get 'cooked' in Puget Sound Washington after hot weather claim scientists

    [in other news, food stores in the area are overstocked with pre-cooked fish - come get some, CHEAP!]

    The worst winter storm ever hits Cape Town killing 8 affecting millions of people in shanty towns and blowing cars over (video)

    Moral Bankruptcy Precedes Financial Bankruptcy

    The Idiocracy is free-basing Prozac mixed with bullshit. Again

    Speaking of deja vu... What happens when the entire Energy sector rolls over in conjunction with Treasury yields and oil?


  3. News Links, June 8, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Bill Gross: "Market Risk Is Highest Since Before The 2008 Crisis"

    Elliott's Singer Warns System May Be More Leveraged Than 2008

    Puerto Rico's bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times

    Australians curb spending as household debt balloons

    Sears is closing an additional 72 stores this year

    Loyalty data suggest Nine West may be the next to close stores

    Iran Blames Saudi Arabia For Terrorist Attack, Supporting ISIS; Vows "Revenge"

    US launches air strike on pro-Syria forces after warnings

    Trump's Middle East Foreign Policy is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

    US-Qatar fighter jet sale worth $21B in middle of diplomatic crisis

    Qatar Puts Military On Highest State Of Alert Over Fears Of Imminent Incursion

    Turkey Approves Bill Allowing Troop Deployment To Qatar

    Gunmen attack Iran parliament and mausoleum, killing at least one: State media

    Iran Blames Saudi Arabia For Terrorist Attack, Supporting ISIS; Vows "Revenge"

    [there's a David Crosby song, on his album If I Could Only Remember My Name, called Cowboy Movie, that allows one to experience the ramp up of things from calm to complete bedlam like the situation in the Middle East is:]

    In Major Blow To Washington, South Korea Suspends Deployment Of US Antimissile System

    North Korea launches several land-to-ship cruise missiles off east coast: Seoul

    [make that EVERYWHERE, not just the Middle East]

    Cobalt: Is The Electric Car Boom Running Out Of Fuel?

    India, The World's Third Largest Oil Consumer, Aims To Drastically Reduce Imports

    Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Have Been Duped

    Slugging It Out With a New Contender in the GMOs Debate

    Greenpeace ship highlights plastic pollution risk
    [thought somebody was cleaning it up]

    [continued below]


  4. WikiLeaks Offers $10,000 To Get Intercept Reporter Behind NSA Story Terminated

    Police now routinely crack and extract all phone data from arrestees

    The NSA Says It Has to Spy on You to Find Out If It's Spying On You

    White House, intel chiefs want to make digital spying law permanent

    "Investors Should Be Petrified" Of The Coming Ice Age: Here Are Albert Edwards' Scariest Charts [quote from zero-hedge article below]
    [The big Ice Age call was that the tight positive correlation between equity yields and bond yields that market participants had enjoyed since 1982, driven by ever-lower inflation, would break down. The "long bull market" (see chart below) had been a mirror image of the 1965- 1982 period when yields on both assets had risen together. The Ice Age thesis, drawing on our observations of Japan, predicted that while interest rates and bond yields would continue to fall, equity yields would decouple and begin to rise on a secular basis. For those with a historical perspective the Ice Age would be a mirror image of the 1950-65 period

    In the Ice Age, government bonds would rerate relative to equities, with the latter declining in absolute as well as relative terms.

    One important implication of the Ice Age thesis was that widely used metrics from the 1980s and 90s, such as the bond/equity earnings yield ratio, would break down. Hence you should no longer buy equities when this ratio fell to 0.8 as they would be undergoing a secular de-rating.]

    Plan B: How the rich are prepping for collapse

    Starved School Budgets Across the US: A Symptom of Education Funding Crisis

    5 Trends That Are Destroying The Middle Class In America

    ISIS recruiter who radicalised London Bridge attackers was protected by MI5 [a lot like the "suspects" here and FBI]

    Saudi Arabia Used U.S. Veterans to Lobby Against 9/11 Bill

    Iowa opponents still think they can shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

    Are shopping malls an endangered species?

    Next Asset Bubble Cracks: It's so Big even the Fed is Fretting
    Commercial Real Estate's boom-and-bust cycle heads south.

    Anthem Drops Obamacare in Ohio: 300,000 Without Insurance? Gruber Strikes Again

    Connecticut Up to Its Neck in Red Ink

    Alabama Sees 85% Drop In Food Stamp Participation After Work Requirements Reinstated


  5. Well, now - things are progressing along.

    Texas boy dies of 'dry drowning' after swimming trip, family says

    [never heard of it & the "explanation" sounds like bullshit]

    A Texas boy died of "dry drowning" nearly a week after he went swimming on a family trip, his family said. 

    Dry drowning, also known as secondary drowning, is a rare condition when water fills a person's lungs. It usually occurs with children and only takes a "few gasps" of water through the mouth or nostrils, according to USA Today.

    Widening earth crack spreads to 5 km in Manipur, India

    The earth crack at Kalikhola area in Kangpokpi district has already affected a stretch of 5 Km radius approximately with the fissure widening every passing hour while the more than 250 victims sheltered at the temporary relief camp are facing water and power shortage apart from other numerous difficulties.

    While the earth fissure at Kalikhola area has widened today one house near the PMGSY road collapsed this morning while more paddy fields and huge trees have caved in and more land have slid down. [more; see long list of others]

    Massive Kaua'i Sinkhole Reveals Source of 1586 Tsunami

    Lightning strikes kill 57 within 10 weeks in Myanmar (Burma); compares to 10 deaths for roughly the same period in 2016

    'The whole town is burning': Deaths, mass evacuations as fire sweeps Knysna, South Africa

    "The fire in Knysna is the largest and most destructive fire in a built-up area in the Western Cape in recent memory with thousands displaced. It comes on the back of the worst storm seen in the Western Cape in at least 30 years," Styan said.

    Lightning strikes kill 6 across Bihar, India

    New eruption at Poas Volcano in Costa Rice [sic]

    Could global warming shut down the Gulf Stream?

    [more below]


  6. Air monitor alarms go off, crews take cover at Hanford nuclear site

    The alarms are just the latest in a series of mishaps at Hanford, which has been leaking toxic radioactive material for years.

    Thursday's incident came almost exactly a month after the Department of Energy declared an emergency at Hanford due to a cave-in of a tunnel used to store radioactive materials and equipment.

    In January, a report found that radioactive contamination continues spreading inside the plant's Reduction-Oxidation Complex (REDOX) and could be worsened as the facility deteriorates.

    The plant processed 24,000 tons of irradiated uranium fuel rods to remove plutonium for nuclear weapons during the Cold War. It hasn't been operational since 1967, but is not scheduled to be dismantled for at least another 15 years, triggering concerns that conditions will continue to worsen given its current state. [more]

    [notice that the parent company doesn't do maintenance and replacement of parts that get eaten or fried by radiation until they HAVE to by the lenient feds]

    Hiker gored to death by cow in Austrian Alps

    Woman killed by crocodile while taking part in a Hindu river bathing ceremony in Uttar Pradesh, India

    [if it weren't so sad, i'd be laughing my ass off at the irony]

    Brilliant blue 'arc flash' filmed crackling along power lines in Dayton, Ohio during storm


    Shallow 5.3 magnitude earthquake recorded near Kīlauea volcano, Hawaii

    Car plunges into sinkhole on busy road in Brazil

    [less-see yer all wheel drive git ye outta DAT!]

    Microburst engulfs Austin in apocalyptic video – Second microburst in 2 days in Texas

    [hol-ee SHIT, that's some rain rot-dare!]

    Trump's Proposed Cuts To Foreign Food Aid Are Proving Unpopular



  7. Man Gets Struck By Lightning - Inside His Office

    Air Canada plane makes emergency landing at Seattle airport

    The crew aboard the Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) Dash 8 plane reported seeing light smoke inside the cabin on the plane's scheduled flight to Seattle from Calgary, and declared an emergency before landing at the airport, according to airport spokesman Perry Cooper. [more]

    The 'war on drugs' has proven more destructive to Americans in 2016 than the entire Vietnam War

    Flaming meteor fireball seen exploding in South Africa