Monday, June 19, 2017

Event Update For 2017-06-18

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: Other Stories Of Interest

2017-06-18 - Alaska's sea ice melting unusually early:

2017-06-18 - Heatwave bakes parts of California, 9 Bay Area cities set new records, and worse to come:

Quote: "By 10 a.m. Sunday, the temperatures hovered around 80 degrees in San Francisco - about 20 degrees above average for a morning in June. Temperatures kept rising in the Bay Area throughout the day. Record highs of 97 were recorded at airports in both San Francisco and Oakland, while Livermore and San Jose also smashed previous milestones. San Jose hit 103 and Livermore 106. 'This whole heat event will be the most substantial heat wave we've had this season,' said Charles Bell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Monterey."

Quote: "High temperatures in nine San Francisco Bay Area locations were new records for Sunday’s date, National Weather Service officials said."

2017-06-18 - Shifting water weight can trigger earthquakes:

Note: Not just small earthquakes, and not just in California...

2017-06-18 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2017-06-18 - Man, 44, crewmember, strokes out just after 6:30 AM on tanker ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "A Coast Guard copter rescued a man Sunday morning from a tanker at sea off Galveston. Just after 6:30 a.m., Argent Eyebright, a Panamanian oil and chemical tanker headed for Houston, called for help from about 120 miles off the Galveston coast. A 44-year-old crewmember was experiencing stroke-like symptoms and needed medical assistance, the ship reported."

2017-06-18 - Boy, 6, pulled unconscious from wave pool at Cowabunga Bay in Henderson (Nevada):

2017-06-18 - Man, 53, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-06-18 - Boy, 15, pulled unconscious from lake at park in Georgetown Township (Michigan):

2017-06-18 - Man collapses at bus stop at 12:20 AM in coastal London (Britain), van purposely hits people as they try to help:

Quote: "One man has been arrested but it is feared two more suspects may be on the run after the van plowed into a crowd outside Finsbury Park Mosque, London, as they finished taraweeh, Ramadan evening prayers. Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the floor and pin him down until officers arrived. Others added that the congregation of victims were trying to save a man who had collapsed at a bus stop, and other unconfirmed reports suggested that the attackers had knives and a man had been stabbed."

2017-06-18 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Columbus (Ohio), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 185th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-06-18 - Power plant damaged by turbine fire in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2017-06-18 - Transformer bursts into flame near mall in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-06-18 - Landfill erupts in flame in the Grand Valley in Mesa County (Colorado):

2017-06-18 - Historic wood and steel bridge over the Colorado River destroyed by fire near Ballinger (Texas):

2017-06-18 - Drone footage shows aftermath of deadly Portugal forest fire which killed at least 62 people:

2017-06-18 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Red Rock (Iowa):

2017-06-18 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at Sutton Wharf in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

Quote: "2 crews from Greenbank attended a fire on a yacht in a harbour in Plymouth. Crews requested a 3rd appliance for assistance. Once the crews had gained entry to the boat, the fire was put out using one hose reel jet and one dry powder extinguisher. Two fire fighters were wearing breathing apparatus."

Note: These are the 508th and 509th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-18 - Three buses and workshop destroyed by fire on High Road, in Barrowby, Grantham (Britain):

Quote: "A mechanical workshop and three buses have been destroyed by a fire. Around 30 firefighters scrambled to the building fire. Six fire crews were deployed to the scene on High Road in Barrowby, Grantham."

2017-06-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Buckfield Road in Leominster (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Poole Lane in coastal Bournemouth (britain):

Note: These are the 432nd, 433rd, 434th, 435th and 436th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-06-18 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the Maine Turnpike near Augusta (Maine):

Quote: "Traffic reached a near standstill on the Maine Turnpike Sunday due to a large tanker fire. Augusta fire officials say a 911 call came in around 4:30 a.m. for a possible fuel truck fire. When crews arrived at the scene, they determined the tanker was hauling milk, not fuel, but all 12 of the tanker's wheels were engulfed in flames."

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona (California):

Quote: "A big rig ignited today on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona, prompting multiple lane closures. The fire was reported at 10:09 a.m. on the westbound side of the freeway west of Sefras Club Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol."

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame then overturns, on I-5 near Ashland (Oregon), 1 injured:

Quote: "Motorists described the semi’s brakes as being on fire before the accident, making it difficult for the driver to maneuver through the curves, according to Battalion Chief Matt Freiheit of Ashland Fire & Rescue."

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 414 in the Town of Tyre (New York):

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:45 PM on the M7 in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2017-06-18 - Tractor bursts into flame in Birr, County Offaly (Ireland):

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at former brickworks site on Chester Lane in Sutton Manor (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Tractor bursts into flame in Cheswardine, Market Drayton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1052nd, 1053rd, 1054th, 1055th, 1056th, 1057th, 1058th and 1059th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at 12:01 AM on Saddleworth Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Saddleworth Close, Hull. Sun 18 Jun 2017 00:01 (No:13075) Skip lorry involved in fire. Two hose reels in use."

2017-06-18 - Box truck bursts into flame on Route 65 near Freedom (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Traffic on Route 65 was stopped when a box truck caught on fire early Sunday afternoon. According to Beaver County Emergency Services, a box truck caught on fire around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, in the southbound lanes, under the Freedom overpass."

2017-06-18 - Ambulance bursts into flame on the A380 in Kingsteignton (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Several RVs go up in flames while parked inside RV business in Bismarck (North Dakota), nobody there:

Quote: "At 8:58 AM the Bismarck Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from the Capital RV shop at 1900 Industrial Dr. Street. No one was injured in the fire. More than 40 emergency workers responded to the blaze. Firefighters worked to contain the fire that threatened the RV showroom, but more than a dozen vehicles were being housed there when the fire broke out and many were burned or badly damaged due to the fire."

Quote: "No damage estimate has been made at this time but damage to the building is expected to be at least $1,500,000 and the damage to content is expected to be at least $1,000,000."

Note: A million dollars of RVs destroyed. I'll just call it four to be conservative, but they'd have to be some very posh RVs if that's all that burned...

2017-06-18 - RV and RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked near Ceres (California):

Quote: "A fire on Sunday destroyed a trailer and a RV in an unincorporated neighborhood just north of Ceres, sending a thick column of black smoke into the air visible from Highway 99 in downtown Modesto."

2017-06-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Silver Firs (Washington):

Quote: "A fire spread from an RV to a nearby two-story house in the Silver Firs area Sunday. Flames and smoke damaged the attic and roof of a house in the 13700 block of 64th Dr. SE."

2017-06-18 - RV and shed destroyed by fire at home in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Quote: "The RV, however, is a total loss and the shed is 80 percent gone."

Note: These are the 259th, 260th, 261st, 262nd, 263rd, 264th and 265th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-18 - Van bursts into flame on Stapleton Close in Platt Bridge (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Van bursts into flame on Gransley Rise in Westwood, Peterborough (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Van bursts into flame at 12:54 AM at home on Church Street in Flamborough (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Quote: "Church Street, Flamborough. Sun 18 Jun 2017 00:54 (No:13082) Transit van on fire. 1 BA, 2 hose reels, Thermal Image Camera and PPV fan in use. Fire damage caused to front of house. Smoke logging to property."

2017-06-18 - SUV bursts into flame near intersection in Southport (Florida):

2017-06-18 - SUV bursts into flame while parked inside storage unit in Penticton (Canada):

Quote: "Firefighters battled a fire inside a storage unit Sunday. A Toyota 4x4 was found on fire inside the Xtra Storage Centre at 1280 Commercial Way around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread. The cause of the fire is unknown."

2017-06-18 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 97 south of Vernon (Canada):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at coastal Samoa Beach (California):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 near Rainbow (California):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at 4:15 AM on the Downtown Expressway in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 offramp in Boise (Idaho), car rolls away:

Quote: "After everyone was out, Jackson said, the car began rolling forward. Fire officials believe either the brake was not fully set, or the fire melted the brake, causing it to malfunction."

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 30 in Madison (Wisconsin):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:36 PM while parked at restaurant near Castle Cary (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 in Hertfordshire (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at 2:01 AM on Hurleybrook Way in Leegomery, Telford (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at 2:15 AM at Chockleys Meadow in Leegomery, Telford (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:14 PM on Sluice Road in coastal South Ferriby (Britain):

Quote: "Sluice Road, South Ferriby. Sun 18 Jun 2017 23:14 (No:13172) Car fire. Two hose reels, two BA. In use."

2017-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M180. Sun 18 Jun 2017 14:18 (No:13113) Car fire. 2 BA, 2 hose reels."

2017-06-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on The Packway in Larkhill (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Moped bursts into flame on Beverley Road in Dunswell, Hull (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Beverley Road, Dunswell. Sun 18 Jun 2017 17:30 (No:13139) Moped on fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-06-18 - Two ATVs go up in flames while parked outside home in South Windsor (Connecticut):

2017-06-18 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Ferguson Valley Road in Granville Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Jacksonville (Vermont), 10 chickens killed:,510896

2017-06-18 - Barn destroyed by fire near Teeterville (Canada), 16 chickens killed:

2017-06-18 - Brush fire destroys home, four outbuildings and two semi trailers near Sand Hollow (Idaho):

Quote: "A fast-moving brush fire destroyed one home, four outbuildings and two semi trailers near Sand Hollow Sunday afternoon. "

2017-06-18 - Wildfire erupts, grows quickly to 1500 acres, near Lake Isabella (California):

2017-06-18 - Brush fire breaks out near Moreno Valley (California):

2017-06-18 - Brush fire grows to 2100 acres near Rio Rancho (New Mexico):

2017-06-18 - Wildfire grows to 300+ acres in Fish Lake National Forest (Utah):

2017-06-18 - Wildfire rages near coastal Podgora (Croatia):

2017-06-18 - Used furniture store destroyed by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-06-18 - Farm shop damaged by fire near Royal City (Washington):

2017-06-18 - Refrigeration business heavily damaged by massive fire in Spokane (Washington):

2017-06-18 - Strip mall damaged by fire in North Chesterfield (Virginia), nobody there:

2017-06-18 - Big Surf Waterpark hit by fire, restroom burns, in Tempe (Arizona):

2017-06-18 - Dollar General store heavily damaged by fire in St. Albans (West Virginia):

2017-06-18 - Political headquarters heavily damaged by fire in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-06-18 - Carpet factory devastated by huge fire at 11 PM in Bhaktapur (Nepal):

Note: Charred forklift and truck in the pics...

2017-06-18 - Pharmacy warehouse destroyed by fire in coastal Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea):

2017-06-18 - Home damaged by carport fire in Tucson (Arizona), 1 injured:

2017-06-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 6:30 AM in Rock Island (Illinois):

2017-06-18 - Home destroyed by fire on East Pond in Oakland (Maine), nobody there:

2017-06-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal San Jose (California):

2017-06-18 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-06-18 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Santa Rosa (California), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM in Olmsted Falls (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Deadly fire burns home on Gilly Road in Maiden (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Cleveland (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 3:31 AM in Justice (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Vacant home burns in Toledo (Ohio):

2017-06-18 - Vacant pub burns in coastal Southend-On-Sea (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Vacant farming equipment business destroyed by fire at 2:18 AM in Ionia County (Michigan):

2017-06-18 - Two boys, 16 and 17, die in canal in Ghaziabad (India):

2017-06-18 - Two men, 22 and 25, die in the Chambal River in Rajakhera (India):

2017-06-18 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Temecula (California):

2017-06-18 - Man, 20s or 30s, drops dead inside porta-potty at park in coastal New London (Connecticut):

Quote: "New London police are investigating after a man was found dead at McDonald Park Saturday morning. Police said they were called to the park at Connecticut Avenue and McDonald Street around 8:30 a.m. for a report of a possible deceased person inside a “Porta John.” When they arrived they found a male victim, estimated to be in his late 20s or early 30s, dead inside. The victim has not been positively identified at this time, police said. There were not obvious signs of trauma, and an autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death."

2017-06-18 - Man slumps over dead in car near River Road in Bethlehem (New York), near the Hudson River:

Quote: "Bethlehem Police say they found a man dead in his car in the parking lot of the Corning Hill Storage facility near River Road. Responding officers tried to resuscitate the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say it appears there are no signs of foul play."

2017-06-18 - Man, 31, slumps over dead in car at High Rock Lake in Denton (North Carolina):

2017-06-18 - Man, 50, disappears while swimming, next seen dead in Lake Jacomo (Missouri):

Quote: "A 50-year-old man was with a family that rented a boat for the day. Once out on the lake, the man went swimming. At one point he went under water, but never resurfaced."

2017-06-18 - Person found dead near university campus in Columbia (Missouri):

2017-06-18 - Man, 49, found dead in the Schuylkill(er) River in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-18 - Teen, 13, found dead in the North Fork Santiam River at campground near Lyons (Oregon):

2017-06-18 - Boy, 15, found dead in Lake Keowee in Oconee County (South Carolina):

2017-06-18 - Woman, 26, found dead in Silliman Creek in Sequoia National Park (California):

2017-06-18 - Man found dead in the water at Fort Dickerson Quarry in South Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-06-18 - Girl, 9, found dead in retention pond in Kissimmee (Florida):

2017-06-18 - Woman, 60, found dead in the water in Weogufka (Alabama):

2017-06-18 - Man found dead in the Rio Grande Gorge near Pilar (New Mexico):

2017-06-18 - Man, 57, drops dead in jail cell in Aiken County (South Carolina):

2017-06-18 - Boy, 13, found dead in Maple Lake in Gaitherburg (Maryland):

2017-06-18 - Man, 28, found dead in the water at King’s Wharf in coastal San Fernando on the island of Trinidad:

2017-06-18 - Man, 59, found dead at beach in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-06-18 - Man slumps over dead in car at the seafront in coastal Great Yarmouth (Britain):

Quote: "The body of a man was discovered in a car on the Great Yarmouth seafront Sunday evening. Police were called to Marine Parade at around 7.30pm, near the Pleasure Beach, with a strong police presence remaining throughout the evening. A body was discovered in the vehicle, however, police have confirmed that the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious."

2017-06-18 - Man, 26, saves boy then disappears into the water, next seen dead in the River Thames in coastal London (Britain):

2017-06-18 - Man, 83, has 'medical issue, car plunges into pond, in coastal Cohasset (Massachusetts):

2017-06-18 - Woman has 'medical episode' and falls off bicycle, in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "A cyclist has been taken to hospital following an incident in Carlisle. It happened on Brampton Road, in the north of the city, just after 2pm today. It is believed the female cyclist fell off her bike after suffering a medical episode."

2017-06-18 - Float plane crashes into the sea near coastal Misty Fjords National Monument (Alaska):

Quote: "Six passengers from a cruise ship docked in Ketchikan, Alaska and signed up for a sightseeing flight but ended up going for a swim. The passengers and a pilot for Ketchikan-based Alaska Seaplane Tours had to swim for their lives Sunday afternoon when the floatplane crashed and sank in a remote mountain lake in Misty Fjords National Monument."

2017-06-18 - Small plane crashes in field near Canon City (Colorado):

2017-06-18 - Tanker truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on the Golden Highway in Dunedoo (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Earlier a person died and another was injured after the car they were in crashed into a parked truck at Helensburgh between Sydney and Wollongong. Police say the crash happened at about 2am and a man who sustained multiple injuries was flown to St George Hospital."

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-5 near Orland (California):

2017-06-18 - Tractor trailer crashes just before midnight, on I-75 in Bradley County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Box truck veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, on I-680 in coastal San Jose (California), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - SUV veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Marion County (Oregon), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-06-18 - SUV veers off road at 12:30 AM, hits trees, near Ripple Lake Road in Pickens County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into ditch, on I-5 near Rio Linda (California), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into nightclub, bursts into flame, in Syracuse (New York):

2017-06-18 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Riverside County (California):

2017-06-18 - Car veers off road, hits sign, bursts into flame, on Highway 84 in Wasco County (Oregon), 1 killed:

2017-06-18 - Car veers off road, hits fence, bursts into flame, in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-06-18 - Naked man punches cop car, gets in car and flees, gets caught, near Flagstaff (Arizona):

2017-06-18 - Bear attacks and kills boy near coastal Anchorage (Alaska), another fatal bear attack too:

Quote: "Sunday's attack was believed to have been a rare predatory move, not a defensive action such as when a female bear will protect her cubs, he said. 'It's very unusual,' Marsh said of the mauling. 'It's sort of like someone being struck by lightning.'"

Quote: "Later Monday, a second fatal mauling at the hands of a black bear was reported nearly 300 miles northeast of Anchorage. Officials with an underground gold mine reported a contract employee hired to take geological samples was killed and another injured in a black bear attack."

2017-06-18 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man at beach on the island of Ibiza (Spain):

2017-06-18 - Deck collapses at lodge near Flathead Lake (Montana), dozens injured:

2017-06-18 - Deck collapses at home on Main Street in Clyman (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2017-06-18 - Home under construction collapses in coastal North Wildwood (New Jersey):

2017-06-18 - Power outage blacks out 20,000 homes in the San Francisco Bay Area (California):

2017-06-18 - Guy McPherson at moderated panel discussion at the New Living Expo in San Mateo (California):

2017-06-18 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 14 people and destroy hundreds of homes in Niger:

2017-06-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Beijing (China), 17 people missing:

2017-06-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit south-central Chile, 4+ killed:


  1. Well, after yet another disappeared comment - wasting another hour or so, I've decided to use this from now on. I rarely have comments disappear when using my phone, but I don't like using that small keyboard unless I have to.

    So here's today's SECOND attempt (fucking piece of shit non-working re-Captcha crap)

    First off, there's the holy grail of incidents - a garbage truck fire IN HULL! Woo-hoo!

    Lots of people dropping dead continues. Buildings and decks collapsing - wtf, do builders NOT know how to construct shit these days? Forget to use nails or screws? I don't get it. If a deck is over 20 years old, yeah - that could be explained due to rot and rust, but that isn't the case with new construction. Are they just using tape or something as a preliminary set up for the framing?

    River otter boards boats and bites 2 people in Monongalia County, West Virginia

    [from our "there goes the food" desk]
    Imperiled North America Atlantic salmon decline worsens; returning fish decline by 27% in a year

    A massive fish and shrimp die-off Mexico is confusing experts because locals say it happens every year at the same time

    [and from the Holy Shit! department]
    Lightning kills 22 in 48 hours across Bangladesh

    Update! Cholera outbreak exploding in Yemen: 158,960 suspected cholera cases and 1,100 deaths with a 100 kids an hour infected

    Nishinoshima volcano erupting again on Ogasawara Island, Japan

    Tropical Storm Bret becomes earliest named storm so far south in the Atlantic

    World Climate Stays in Uncharted Territory as May of 2017 Hits Second Hottest on Record

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    Arctic ice melt - 06/19/2017

    Ice melt in East Siberian Sea - 06/19/2017

    A rockslide, not an earthquake, caused the Greenland tsunami
    Arctic Command has now published a picture that shows the slippage that triggered the tsunami wave

    42 bodies found huddled together in one room at Grenfell Tower after 'hiding' from blaze

    The official toll now stands at 79.

    [more below]


  2. The test from Paul Beckwith on the Arctic

    Arctic Methane & Jet Stream Disruption

    [he mentions the problem with crop production early in this ~15 min. video]

    Deadly Heat Waves Could Endanger 74% of Global Population by 2100, Study Says

    [2100 my ass]

    Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports – “By any measure this is an unacceptable number”

    Brazil’s Temer vetoes opening up Amazon rainforest for development, but changes likely

    [at last, some SANITY]

    ‘When I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing’

    [yeah, that'll happen . . ..]

    The News Breaks With The Market

    One of the central tenets of Elliot Wave Social Mood theory is that markets move and then commentators ascribe proximate reasons for why prices moved. In other words, they reverse engineer the reason after-the-fact, which is what is happening right now...

    I call it the "Blame Amazon" denialistic diversion. To be sure, Amazon has monkey hammered the rest of retail, but that company has been around since 1994, and one company can't explain deflation, commodities, auto loans, commercial loans, payrolls, retail, and housing starts all imploding at the exact same time. [more]

    Freak thunderstorms engulf New York and New jersey changing day into night (video)

    [it was windy here all day yesterday with a brief, heavy afternoon shower]

    Wildfires continue to cause evacuations in Portugal

    Wildfire smoke map, June 19, 2017