Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Event Update For 2017-06-20

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

2017-06-20 - Unknown odor hits hospital in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "The Grand Rapids Fire Department gave the hospital the 'all clear' around 1:30 p.m. Crews couldn't determine the cause of the odor."

2017-06-20 - Person found dead in burning RV at 2:30 AM in Baldwin Park (California):

Quote: "A body was discovered after firefighters put out an RV fire early Tuesday in Baldwin Park. The fire was reported at 2:30 a.m. in the 12900 block of East Garvey Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It was knocked down 15 minutes later. Officials discovered the body of an adult, gender and exact age unknown, inside the RV."

Note: This is the 271st RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Coast Guard C-130 plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

Quote: "Clay Williams, director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, said the pilot called the airport from the air, saying there was smoke coming from the cockpit."

Note: This is the 54th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Underground steam pipe explodes, blows pavement all over cars, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 5 injured:

2017-06-20 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Upper Price Street in York (Britain), blackouts ensue:

Quote: "Incident 5336  Time 0953 – Upper Price Street, York Reports of a ‘bang’ and flames coming from a grate in the road were found to be caused by an electrical fault in cables underground. York crew, Police and Electricity company all attended."

2017-06-20 - In separate incidents, underground fire breaks out at 1:15 AM in Abbeymead, and power station damaged by fire in Stonehouse (Britain):

Quote: "Another power station also caught fire overnight in Ryeford Road in Stonehouse which was caused by a fault with equipment at the station."

2017-06-20 - Market explodes in coastal Jinzhou (China), 4 killed, dozens injured:

2017-06-20 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Ouchita in Garland County (Arkansas):

Note: This is the 518th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Xilin Avenue in coastal Singapore:

Note: This is the 437th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-30 near Hope (Arkansas):

Note: This is the 36th car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Carroll Cropper Bridge over the Ohio River near Cincinnati (Ohio):

2017-06-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:17 AM on I-81 near Binghampton (New York):

Quote: "A section of Interstate 81 just north of Binghamton was closed due to a tractor-trailer fire."

2017-06-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-25 in Broomfield County (Colorado):

2017-06-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 in Johnson County (Illinois):

2017-06-20 - Tractor bursts into flame on Gardner Hill Road in Weedville (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-20 - Three tractors (combines), tractor, pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire in Bascom (Ohio):

Quote: "Three combines, grain equipment, mowers, wagons, a tractor, a manure spreader and a pickup truck were in the barn."

2017-06-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the B1368 near Buntingford (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Tractor bursts into flame on Croston Road in Garstang (Britain):

Note: These are the 1075th through 1085th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Truck bursts into flame at Arnold's Cross near Enniscorthy (Ireland):

2017-06-20 - Truck bursts into flame on the A141 in Fenland (Britain):

2017-06-20 - RV bursts into flame on I-15 near St. George (Utah), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 272nd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-20 - Van bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 in Cottonwood (California):

2017-06-20 - Van bursts into flame on street in Terrey Hills (Australia):

2017-06-20 - Van bursts into flame on Old Chester Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on 20th Avenue SE in Watertown (South Dakota):

2017-06-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:32 AM while parked at apartments in Penticton (Canada):

Note: An SUV just burst into flame while parked inside a storage unit in Penticton too, mentioned in the 2017-06-18 update...

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at plant nursery in coastal New Rochelle (New York):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-90 near Spokane (Washington):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame on Blossom Road in Penfield (New York):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame near toll plaza in Mulund (India):

2017-06-20 - Eleven cars go up in flames in two days in coastal Oslo (Norway):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 between Lisburn and Moira (Ireland):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at pub on Tarporley Road in Tarporley (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame at 5:23 AM on Market Close in Bampton (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame on St Leonards Road in Molescroft (Britain), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "St Leonards Road, Molescroft. Tue 20 Jun 2017 11:00 (No:13344) Car fire causing damage to door and facia on garage. Two hose reels, two BA in use."

2017-06-20 - Car bursts into flame in Kingwood, Markington (Britain):

Quote: "Incident 5346 Time 1635 – Kingwood, Markington. A Ripon crew extinguished a car fire. Fire was in the rear wheel arch of a Subaru Impreza. A hose reel and thermal image camera were used."

2017-06-20 - Scooter bursts into flame on Appletree Walk in Cottingham (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Appletree Walk, Cottingham. Tue 20 Jun 2017 13:52 (No:13373) Scooter fire; extinguished by owner prior to arrival using a bucket of water."

2017-06-20 - Portable personnel lift bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at library, fire spreads to library, in Amsterdam (New York):

2017-06-20 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Reeseville (Wisconsin):

2017-06-20 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home near Helena (Montana):

2017-06-20 - Semi trailer and tires go up in flames in the wee hours at auto shop in Memphis (Tennessee), nobody there:

2017-06-20 - Tire storage building goes up in flames at 2 AM on Garnett Street in Bradford (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 1:50 AM in coastal Matakana (New Zealand):

2017-06-20 - Barn destroyed by fire just after 7 AM on Vaughn Mill Road in Statesville (North Carolina), 11,000 chickens killed:

2017-06-20 - Wildfire grows to 1200 acres near Big Bear Lake (California), evacuations ensue:

2017-06-20 - Brush fire breaks out near airport in Sacramento (California):

2017-06-20 - Wildfire breaks out, grows rapidly, destroys three homes, in Sonoita (Arizona), evacuations ensue:

2017-06-20 - Wildfire grows to 10,896 acres near Safford (Arizona):

2017-06-20 - Wildfire grows to 4500 acres near Pyramid Lake (Nevada):

2017-06-20 - Brush fire breaks out in Clinton (Utah):

2017-06-20 - Sixty tons of waste go up in flames inside industrial building on Stoneferry Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Stoneferry Road, Hull. Tue 20 Jun 2017 20:57 (No:13410) Fire involving 60 ton of compacted waste inside industrial building. 2 ground monitors, 3 jets, Thermal Image Cameras. Alp also in use to monitor roof. Hvp also in use for water relay. Fire investigation ongoing."

2017-06-20 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Corpus, Christi (Texas):

2017-06-20 - Furniture warehouse destroyed by massive fire in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-06-20 - Walgreens heavily damaged by fire just after 5:30 AM in Richmond (Virginia), nobody there:

2017-06-20 - Commercial building(s) destroyed by fire at 4:32 AM in coastal Eureka (California):

Quote: "Four business occupancies were heavily damaged or destroyed by the fire, with two additional businesses sustaining smoke and water damage. Preliminary estimated losses may exceed one million dollars."

2017-06-20 - Paint store heavily damaged by fire in Hingham (Massachusetts):

2017-06-20 - Ministry of Transportation garage heavily damaged by fire on Northway Lane in Tewkesbury (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Garage damaged by fire at home on Grant Avenue in North Platte (Nebraska):

2017-06-20 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Upper Burrell Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-20 - Home damaged by garage fire in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2017-06-20 - Home damaged by garage fire in Vancouver (Washington):

2017-06-20 - Home damaged by garage fire in East Bloomfield (New York):

2017-06-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:33 AM on Canyon Cove Glen in Ogden (Utah):

2017-06-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Henderson (Nevada):

2017-06-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-06-20 - Deadly fire burns home near Zionsville (Indiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-06-20 - Deadly fire burns home in Algona (Iowa), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-06-20 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Prescott (Arizona):

2017-06-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Durant (Oklahoma):

2017-06-20 - Vacant apartment building destroyed by fire at 5:27 AM in Detroit (Michigan):

2017-06-20 - Vacant building under demolition erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

2017-06-20 - Brother and sister, 12 and 17, pulled unconscious from swimming pool, both die, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "When rescuers arrived, the children had been pulled from the pool and were unresponsive. Crews tried resuscitation efforts, but were unsuccessful. Law enforcement does not suspect signs of foul play."

2017-06-20 - Man and woman, 34 and 22, found dead in apartment in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Deputies say a 2-year-old girl was on scene but is safe and in relatives' care. Officials say it was the girl's 22-year-old mother and a 34-year-old male relative who were found dead, and no foul play is suspected."

2017-06-20 - Two people found dead at 11:45 PM at home in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Homicide detectives were on the scene, but police declined to describe the deaths as suspicious in a news conference shortly before 3 a.m. Police discovered the bodies around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday."

2017-06-20 - Woman and man, 18 and unknown, found dead at home near Ada (Ohio):

2017-06-20 - Man, 18, jumps into water to save 10-year-old girl, both die, in the Hindon Canal near Vaishali (India):

Quote: "This is the second incident of drowning in the canal in two days. On June 18, two teenagers had drowned in the same canal, near Vasundhara. The incident on Tuesday took place near Vaishali’s Sector 4."

2017-06-20 - Brother and sister, 10 and 8, found dead in pond in Saini (India):

2017-06-20 - Two boys, both 14, found dead in pond in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-06-20 - Two boys, both 6, found dead in pond in Tarapur (Bangladesh):

2017-06-20 - Three children, 5, 7 and 7, found dead in pond in Barisal (Bangladesh):

2017-06-20 - Man and woman, 50s or 60s, found dead in the water near coastal Lagos (Portugal):

Note: Cthulhu hungers!

2017-06-20 - Man, 26, disappears into the water, presumed dead, at Lake Chelan (Washington):

2017-06-20 - Man, 33, dies while meditating face down in water (!), in the Yuba River near Nevada City (California), another water death too:

Quote: "Yoav Timmer, a 33-year-old Israeli citizen, died Friday on the Yuba River at Rice’s Crossing, northwest of Nevada City. Nevada County sheriff’s deputies were called about 4 p.m. Friday to the river, where Timmer and a friend had been. 'Based on statement’s from his friend, Mr. Timmer was practicing a type of meditation where he floats face down in the water for an extended period of time,' said Nevada County Sgt. Mike Sullivan. 'His friend was doing his own meditation. A while later he went to check on Mr. Timmer and noticed he was unresponsive in the water.'"

Note: I can think of way safer ways to meditate these days!

2017-06-20 - Boy, 14, found dead in swimming pool in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-06-20 - Man, 35, found dead in the water near the Talahi Island Community Dock in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2017-06-20 - Man drops dead near his bicycle in Farrington Woods in Danbury (Connecticut):

Quote: "Authorities said the bicycle was not damaged and there were no obvious signs of injury. They have not ruled out the possibility that the man suffered a medical emergency."

2017-06-20 - Man, 42, falls off boat and dies in the Snake River near Nampa (Idaho):

2017-06-20 - Man, 21, soldier, found dead at home in Copperas Cove (Texas):

2017-06-20 - Man found dead in vehicle on East University Avenue in Georgetown (Texas):

2017-06-20 - Man, 21, found dead at 6:45 AM on road near the Tag Alder Creek Bridge in Lenroot (Wisconsin):

2017-06-20 - Man, 61, found dead in Glen Cove Creek (New York):

2017-06-20 - Woman found dead in submerged car in Fish Creek near Saratoga Lake (New York):

2017-06-20 - Man found dead near Belair Lane near Conway (South Carolina):

2017-06-20 - Girl, 4, found dead in bathtub at home in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2017-06-20 - Man, 25, jumps in water and disappears, next seen dead in the Sea of Galilee (Israel):,7340,L-4978498,00.html

2017-06-20 - Woman, 60, collapses dead into the water at beach near Agia Marina in coastal Chania on the island of Crete (Greece):

Quote: "A 60-year-old tourist from Poland drowned in Agia Marina on Tuesday afternoon. The woman was enjoying swimming with her 10-year-old granddaughter. Both of the them were close to the beach, when the little child tried to swim away from her grandmother. The lifeguard reached the little girl and took her on the beach, when he noticed that the woman was lying on the water without her senses."

2017-06-20 - Man found dead in McCooks Pen Canal in coastal St. Catherine on the island of Jamaica:

2017-06-20 - Man, found dead at 4:33 AM at Bellfields Recreation Ground in Little Bowden (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Girl, 16, found dead in Misterton (Britain), near the River Trent:

2017-06-20 - Boy, 15, dies in lake in Pelsall, West Midlands (Britain):

2017-06-20 - Person has 'medical emergency' on plane, plane diverts to Kansas City (Missouri):

Quote: "Several House Democrats were on a flight from the West Coast that was diverted due to a medical emergency, and the lawmakers could miss votes Tuesday night. The California Democrats were on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington when the flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday."

2017-06-20 - Man slumps over unconscious, passenger bus crashes into wall, in Prescot (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A bus driver who was taken to hospital after smashing through the garden wall of a home in Prescot reportedly 'had a blackout while driving'. The man was at the wheel of the 99 Whiston Circular, run by Hatton’s Travel, at about 12.20pm yesterday afternoon when residents saw the vehicle 'veering off' Cross Lane and becoming 'embedded in a garden wall'. Witnesses at the scene said the driver was covered in blood before he was taken to hospital via ambulance but managing director of Hatton’s Travel Ken Hatton says he is now okay."

2017-06-20 - Driver has 'medical episode', car hits fence, tree and shed, in Lawton (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Following a medical episode, a car crashed through a fence before hitting a tree and shed in Lawton this morning."

2017-06-20 - Driver has 'medical condition', car slams into building, in Haysville (Kansas):

Quote: "He says the car's driver had a medical condition, which led to the crash."

2017-06-20 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence en route to Houston (Texas), 10+ injured:

2017-06-20 - Small plane crashes in field in Mahnomen County (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2017-06-20 - Small plane makes emergency landing without nose gear at airport in coastal Bremerton (Washington), landing gear problem:

2017-06-20 - Small plane crashes at Flying U Ranch near North Green Lake (Canada), 2 injured:

2017-06-20 - Small plane crashes in field in Luffenhall (Britain), 1 killed:

2017-06-20 - Gyrocopter crashes at airport in Albion Park Rail (Australia), 1 lightly injured:

2017-06-20 - Freight train derails in Boulder (Colorado):

2017-06-20 - Freight train derails in n Sellersville (Pennsylvania):

2017-06-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-59 in Trenton (Georgia), 1 injured:

2017-06-20 - Truck blows tire, plunges into pond, in Alorton (Illinois):

2017-06-20 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in Miramar (Florida), near the coast, 3 injured:

2017-06-20 - In two separate incidents, pit bulls attack and injure two children within a mile in Dallas (Texas):

Quote: "About 4 hours later, a 5-year-old boy was attacked by another pit bull less than a mile away."

2017-06-20 - River otter boards boats and bites 2 people in Monongalia County (West Virginia):

2017-06-20 - Two pit bulls attack and injure man and his dog, pit bulls shot dead, in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island):

2017-06-20 - Water main breaks, street floods, in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-06-20 - Power outage blacks out nearly 4000 homes in El Dorado Hills (California):

2017-06-20 - Boy, 17, goes missing in the Little Miami River in Bellbrook (Ohio):

2017-06-20 - Man has 'medical emergency' at Elk Knob State Park in Todd (North Carolina):

2017-06-20 - Arctic methane and jet stream disruption:

2017-06-20 - World climate stays in uncharted territory as May of 2017 hits second hottest on record:

2017-06-20 - Heatwave temperatures in the UK higher than Los Angeles and Bahamas, hottest June day in 40 years:

2017-06-20 - Heatwave continues baking Arizona:

Quote: "In the Arizona desert, as far back as weather records go, it’s never been this hot for this long."

Note: Ain't seen nothin' yet!

2017-06-20 - Deadly heatwaves could endanger 74% of global population by 2100, study says:

Note: No, they won't, because there won't be a 'global population' in 2100...

2017-06-20 - Poás Volcano erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-06-20 - Lightning strikes kill 22 people in 48 hours across Bangladesh:

2017-06-20 - Lightning strikes kill 9 people in West Bengal (India):

2017-06-20 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in Telangana (India):

2017-06-20 - Large water spout filmed off the east coast of Singapore:

2017-06-20 - Cholera outbreak exploding in Yemen with 158,960 suspected cases and 1,100 deaths, 100 kids an hour infected:

2017-06-20 - Brazil’s Temer vetoes opening up Amazon rainforest for development, but changes likely:

2017-06-20 - Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports:

2017-06-20 - Boeing to begin research on fully autonomous planes:

2017-06-20 - Possible UFO seen over New York suburb:

2017-06-20 - Elephants spring into action to save drowning calf at zoo in South Korea:


  1. Hey, Jonny - another great day on tap. I have a bunch to do before I leave early tomorrow morning (so I may not be able to comment until later in the day).

    Electrical infrastructure problems on the rise again, now with steam pipe explosions!

    Another car hauler burns up, along with a scooter and a personal lift device too.

    [from zeta]
    [Well, we may as well start off with something else to worry about:]

    Experts at Queen's University in Ireland warn Earth is overdue for catastrophic asteroid strike

    Siberia experiences butterfly invasion

    [enjoy them while they're still around]

    Earthquake, loud 'boom' shakes city near South Carolina-Georgia border


    Larsen C ice shelf calve to break off very soon

    The 1,900 square miles will be the third largest iceberg ever recorded when it breaks up, but it isn't likely to last for more than a few years before breaking apart and sinking into the ocean. [more; sounds a lot like our own fate]

    'Fire rainbow' seen over Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Large hailstones pound Scotland County, Missouri

    [anywhere near you, Jonny?]

    Two-month countdown to total solar eclipse that will darken U.S. skies from Oregon to South Carolina

    USGS high strangeness: A magnitude 6.8 Santa Barbara California reported by USGS for 29th of June which is NEXT WEEK? Deleted

    Arctic sea ice report: - 06/21/2017
    Sea Surface Temperatures in the Northern Shelikhov Gulf are 14.3 °C / 57.7°F. 

    The normal temperature should be 2.9°C / 37.2°F.

    Arctic: 4.5m waves breaking ice

    An outlook for Arctic sea ice

    Summer solstice 2017 Sea Ice Outlook

    [~23.5 min. video]

    The "mystery" of Antarctic sea ice extent

    Is it really such a mystery? Antarctic ice melted to unprecedented extent during the summer and has now returned to previous highs.

    That seems to indicate that the ice must be thin (it acts in quite different from Arctic ice). 

    We also know it is melting from below

    Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world.

    [continued below]


  2. Rapid climate change in Antarctica

    Worrying climate news, as a huge ice shelf melts, in Antarctica
    Rain and significant ice melts in Antarctica surprised scientists
    In the future, these events could cause ice to melt and break off, which would make sea levels rise

    [includes ~11.5 min. video; there's that "in the future" canard again - it's happening NOW!]

    Abrupt climate change: the tropics in trouble

    Tropics in trouble as rising heat, humidity push populations to the edge: study

    Rising temperatures and humidity will make the world's tropics increasingly unliveable by pushing more people to the thresholds of their physical tolerance and beyond, a new international study finds.

    As of 2000, about 30 per cent of the world's population lived in regions where the climate exceeds deadly threshold levels – based on temperature and relatively humidity levels – for at least 20 days a year, researchers publishing in the Nature Climate Change journal estimate. 

    Earth's killer heat will get worse

    A new global study says deadly heat waves will grow in frequency, intensity and duration, affecting 75 per cent of the world's population if greenhouse emissions are not reduced. [more]

    Petermann Gacier in Greenland falling about?

    Is Petermann Gletscher Breaking Apart this Summer?

    Compostion of video on abrupt climate change

    Clear Evidence of CLIMATE CHANGE! Arctic And Antarctic Ice Are Melting Very Fast Now!

    [14.5 min. video]

    [last bit below]


  3. [more from Yellowstone]

    Yellowstone Supervolcano is hit with a second cluster of quakes: Number jumps to more than 450 in the last 7 days biggest being mag 4.5

    Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall as it lashes Gulf Coast with life threatening flash flooding and tornadoes

    It's one of the most active earthquake area in the world but Solomon Islanders are more worried about their disappearing Islands

    The tsunami in Greenland

    After tsunami, Greenland’s national day, June 21, turns mournful
    "The worst thing that could happen—that the tsunami would cost the loss of life"

    U.S. Climate of Troubles: Record Heat Out West, Severe Floods in the East

    [good comments there too, though i'm "not allowed"]

    Near-Term Human Extinction: Guy McPherson (#218)

    Award-winning scientist Dr. Guy McPherson has concluded that for human civilization, the end is near. He advises the rate of change of our climate is increasing far more rapidly than we are being told, and this puts us on his endangered species list. [more including 28.5 min. podcast]

    Gift Economy on Display

    “The Broken Heart of Muffeletta”
    Materials Stone: Onyx and alabaster Size: 9.5″ X 7.5″ X 6″

    [an artist (sculptor/jeweler) created and donated an item for auction to raise money for Guy's work]

    New massive bow anomaly near Christmas Island captured on MIMIC Map (video)

    This anomaly seems to have a defined pattern and vanishes just quickly as it appears. [more; HAARP?]

    The Idiocracy Is About To Be Repealed

    Unfortunately what some of us have learned in this cycle is that robots don't like shopping that much [more]


  4. Nope, not near me - about 160 miles northwest of me. Which is good, cuz I don't really want a hailstorm! I guess that storm slid by my area - been pretty bakingly hot here, and clear. Not gonna complain though - it's nowhere near as hot here as it is in the inland area in California or in Arizona. It's usually very high humidity here though.

  5. Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

    A well-known lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser.

    French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the incident, despite medical attention. [more]

    Bodies found of dad, son who went missing on hike

    Both men were avid and experienced hikers from Corpus Christi . . . authorities are investigating the deaths [more]

    Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

    Worst Flight Ever: United Airlines Passengers Hospitalized After Extreme Turbulence

    Travelers heading to Houston from Panama City, Panama, on United Flight 1031 suffered through 80 miles of extreme turbulence, causing injuries to 10 people. [more]

    Alaska fishermen ‘chased out’ of Bering Sea by gangs of killer whales

    Pods of killer whales are reportedly stalking Alaskan fishermen and driving them out of fishing areas while robbing them of their catch. [more; competition for limited resource]

    [this one's just 'cause it's cool]
    WATCH: Ballplayer Crushes Light-Smashing Homer, Just like 'The Natural'

    [not Hollywood-ized, he breaks a light or two - still, impressive]

    Pilot ejects from burning F-16 during takeoff at Ellington Airport

    [~2 min. news brief]


  6. We're humid too, expecting some rain tomorrow.

    Whoops! US anti-ballistic missile test intended to intimidate N. Korea backfires spectacularly

    An interceptor missile fired from a US Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii failed to hit the target, the US Missile Defense Agency said. The failure follows last month's successful test of a ground-based interceptor against an ICBM-like target. [more]

    Grenfell Tower victims killed 'within seconds by cyanide gas,' says professor of environmental toxicology

    65ft tall and 125 million years old: Scientists unearth fossils of enormous dinosaur

    Woman loses fingers due to attack by hyena in Kenya

    Boy and woman attacked by angry beaver in Schaffhausen, Switzerland

    Tornado rips through Hamburg after extreme heat wave

    Woman still recovering after vicious black bear attack in Graham County, Arizona

    6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala, El Salvador

    Signs and Portents: Superstitious villagers living in fear after sheep gives birth to 'half-human half-beast' creature that was 'sent by the devil' in South Africa

    Young boy is Tropical Storm Cindy's first victim as the Gulf Coast is told to prepare for 'life threatening flash floods' with 17 MILLION people from Texas to Alabama in the firing line

    2 humpback whales die near Chatham, Massachusetts

    Earthquakes and tremors continue around Katla volcano in Iceland

    Man dies following lightning strike in Martin County, Florida

    The Silence Of The Sheeple