Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-17





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: Fires And Explosions

2017-07-17 - Wildfire rages toward coastal Split (Croatia), 1+ killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20170718-59068-HRV
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_update&edis_id=WF-20170718-59068-HRV
http://www.croatiaweek.com/video-fires-raging-on-the-dalmatian-coast/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-wildfire-idUSKBN1A21IB
http://news.sky.com/story/wildfires-rip-through-southern-and-central-europe-10952700
http://www.total-croatia-news.com/news/20471-inferno-in-dalmatia-blaze-spreading-towards-split-houses-on-fire
http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2017/jul/18/wildfires-across-southern-europe-in-pictures

Quote: "Croatian firefighters battled for a full day to control a forest fire along the Adriatic coast that has damaged and destroyed buildings in villages around the city of Split, reaching the Split suburbs late on Monday. Local media reported that the blaze, which started shortly after midnight, has spread across 20 km and first threatened the villages of Srinjine, Sitno Gornje and Sitno Donje. One death has been reported, although it was not clear whether the cause was a heart attack or smoke inhalation. By the evening hours the blaze had reached eastern suburbs of Split. Some parts of the city were without water or electricity."

Quote: "Croatian TV reported that the blaze near the key port and tourist center of Split has reached houses in some parts of the city, with residents joining firefighters in efforts to contain the flames."

Quote: "Scenes in Srinjinje, Gornje Sitno, and Donje Sitno and Žrnovnica have been described as 'apocalyptic', with a number of houses burnt down already in Žrnovnica. There has also already been one fatality from the blazes."

2017-07-17 - Wildfire rages near coastal Luštica (Montenegro), country asks for help:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_update&edis_id=WF-20170715-59033-MNE
http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170717/at-least-100-tourists-forced-to-evacuate-in-montenegro-fires
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/100-tourists-forced-evacuate-montenegro-fires-48676234
http://www.fireengineering.com/ap-news/2017/07/17/at-least-100-tourists-forced-to-evacuate-in-montenegro-fires.html
http://www.enca.com/world/montenegro-asks-for-international-help-to-fight-fires
http://www.sott.net/article/356657-Wildfires-rage-along-the-Adriatic-coast-in-Croatia-and-Montenegro

Quote: "Montenegro has asked for international help to fight wildfires raging along its Adriatic coastline, forcing the evacuation of dozens of tourists and campers, authorities said July 17. 'The situation at Lustica is critical. The interior ministry of Montenegro asked for the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism' to be activated to help extinguish the fire, the government said in a statement. Mayors of the threatened coastal towns of Kotor, Tivat, and Herceg Novi urged the government to ask neighboring nations -- Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia-- to send fire-extinguishing aircraft."

Note: I doubt Croatia's gonna be able to send help, seeing as their coastline is also on fire...

2017-07-17 - Wildfire burns near coastal Nice (France):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20170718-59077-FRA
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/world/europe/france-split-italy-fires.html
http://news.sky.com/story/wildfires-rip-through-southern-and-central-europe-10952700
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/france-fights-forest-fires-near-nice-in-provence-corsica/2017/07/18/38c6b9b6-6b91-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_story.html?utm_term=.02857ab3c2a3

2017-07-17 - Car fires on the rise in San Luis Obispo County (California):
http://www.ksby.com/story/35905353/cal-fire-slo-seeing-increase-in-car-fires
http://www.kvoa.com/story/35905353/cal-fire-slo-seeing-increase-in-car-fires

Quote: "Local CAL FIRE officials say they've noticed an increase in cars catching fire this summer with some causing major wildfires in San Luis Obispo County."

2017-07-17 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Adams County (Colorado):
http://www.9news.com/news/local/plume-of-smoke-from-adams-county-fire/457357991
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/17/commerce-city-waste-management-facility-fire/
http://kdvr.com/2017/07/17/black-smoke-visible-from-debris-fire-in-adams-county/
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/fire-burning-in-adams-county-shoots-black-smoke-into-air-that-can-be-seen-for-miles

Quote: "The massive fire is burning refuse at a Waste Management transfer plant that also burned a month ago on June 15."

2017-07-17 - Recycling center hit by big fire on Markham Lane in Duckmanton (Britain):
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/dramatic-pic-30-tonnes-of-recycling-waste-goes-up-in-flames-near-chesterfield-1-8655188

2017-07-17 - Scrapyard hit by fire at railway business in Tiruchirappalli (India):
http://www.nyoooz.com/news/trichy/870338/massive-fire-break-out-at-scrapyard-on-railway-workshop-premises/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/massive-fire-break-out-at-scrapyard-on-railway-workshop-premises/articleshow/59639422.cms

Quote: "They said that the fire started around 12.30pm at the yard, where scrap from the workshop, including oil and grease toasted iron metals and cushion and rexine sheets were heaped at height of three to four feet."

2017-07-17 - Fire truck bursts into flame shortly after midnight while parked inside fire station in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/story/35898101/lexington-fire-truck-goes-up-in-flames
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article161711003.html
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Fire-truck-catches-fire-in-Lexington-434917063.html

Quote: "The truck went up in flames at station 21 just after midnight. Firefighters say they heard a loud pop coming from one of the engines. When they went to investigate, flames and smoke were shooting from the vehicle."

Note: The last fire truck to burst into flame was waaaay back on...the day before, when a fire truck burst into flame shortly before 4:30 AM while parked inside a fire station in Fort Worth (Texas), mentioned in the 2017-07-16 update...
 



2017-07-17 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in East Bend (North Carolina):
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/explosion-and-fire-heavily-damage-yadkin-county-structure/article_a183e109-9522-5083-8fbe-da14beab6f99.html

Note: This is the 209th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-07-17 - Track fire breaks out at 7:25 AM in subway in coastal Manhattan (New York):
http://nypost.com/2017/07/17/riders-trapped-inside-subway-after-track-fire-snarls-morning-commute/
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NJ-Transit-Morris--Essex-Line-Suspended-Both-Directions-434917503.html
http://abc7ny.com/news/harlem-track-fire-snarls-commute-on-multiple-subway-lines/2225844/
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fire-145th-st-station-disrupts-service-b-lines-article-1.3332207

2017-07-17 - Tanker ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Aden (Yemen), crew abandons ship:
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2017/18819/mysterious-tanker-fire-aden-yemen/
http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/07/17/mysterious-tanker-on-fire-in-aden-yemen/

Quote: "Fire erupted in superstructure of a tanker anchored at Brega anchorage, Aden, Yemen, on July 16. Crew abandoned vessel with the help of local boats. Tanker belongs to a local businessman, who is believed to monopolize Aden oil supplies. Nobody is fighting fire."

2017-07-17 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire shortly after midnight at home in Queensbury (New York):
http://poststar.com/news/local/home-damaged-by-fire-in-queensbury/article_2609084a-dd0d-54ec-acd2-74146266d0d3.html

Quote: "The fire began in the attached two-car garage at 28 North Church Lane shortly after midnight. No injuries were reported, but a boat in the garage was destroyed and pickup truck parked outside damaged."

2017-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame at property in Avenue (Maryland):
http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0717/structure-fire-reported-in-st-marys.html

Quote: "On Monday evening, July 17 at approximately 6 p.m. firefighters and police were dispatched to a fire in a wooded area off Coltons Point Road near Hatchet Thicket Road. A structure, reportedly a boat, was discovered on fire."

2017-07-17 - Yacht 'Striker III' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Prince Rupert (Canada), nobody aboard:
http://www.thenorthernview.com/news/fire-claims-yacht/

2017-07-17 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Saint-Tropez (France):
http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/17/luxury-yacht-bursts-into-flames-in-st-tropez-6786931/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4704736/Yacht-goes-flames-St-Tropez-famous-beach.html
http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/luxury-yacht-bursts-flames-st-tropez-56544
http://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4039974/yacht-bursts-into-flames-in-st-tropez/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP5Z9NbcFBQ

2017-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on the River Dee in Thurstaston (Britain):
http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/15418037.Fishing_boat_catches_fire_in_the_River_Dee_at_Thurstaston/

Note: These are the 637th, 638th, 639th, 640th, 641st and 642nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in San Vicente Del Raspeig (Spain), near the coast:
http://ban.jo/News/Europe/20170717/Bus-Fire-Causes-Major-Traffic-Delays-In-San-Vicente-Del-Raspeig-Spain-San-Vicente-del-Raspeig/

2017-07-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Madrid (Spain):
http://tw.video.yahoo.com/fun-and-odds/smoke-flames-seen-bus-goes-142538764.html
http://www.news.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5510300454001/smoke-and-flames-seen-as-bus-goes-on-fire-in-madrid-credit-twitterstran6e-via-storyful
http://www.australianewsweb.com/story/26159/smoke-and-flames-seen-as-bus-goes-on-fire-in-madrid-credit-twitterstran6e-via-storyful/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KttIgrJvoHI

Note: These are the 496th and 497th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-07-17 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in Schrobenhausen (Germany), driver drives it out of town:
http://www.rt.com/viral/396704-burning-tanker-trucker-explosion/
http://www.livetrucking.com/hero-trucker-drives-burning-tanker-town-save-others/
http://www.thelocal.de/20170718/hero-truck-driver-risks-life-to-guide-burning-tanker-away-from-town

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-80 between Walnut and Avoca (Iowa):
http://www.kcci.com/article/semi-carrying-lumber-destroyed-in-i-80-fire/10316722
http://www.ketv.com/article/semi-fire-closes-westbound-i-80-near-avoca-for-hours/10315944
http://fox42kptm.com/news/local/monday-morning-fire-closes-down-section-of-i-80-near-avoca
http://www.wowt.com/video?vid=434931093

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on South Choctaw Road in Choctaw (Oklahoma):
http://www.news9.com/story/35903989/semi-hauling-cardboard-catches-fire-south-of-choctaw
http://www.newson6.com/story/35903989/semi-hauling-cardboard-catches-fire-south-of-choctaw
http://www.koco.com/article/firefighter-suffers-head-injury-while-battling-vehicle-fire-in-choctaw/10318773
http://kfor.com/2017/07/17/oklahoma-city-firefighter-suffers-head-injury-while-battling-vehicle-fire/

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-90 near Livingston (Montana):
http://www.livingstonenterprise.com/content/overheated-brakes-lead-truck-grass-fire-i-90

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 29 near Ringle (Wisconsin):
http://wausaupilotandreview.com/2017/07/17/semi-fire-reported-on-hwy-29/

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 just north of Evansville (Indiana):
http://44news.wevv.com/crews-battle-semi-truck-fire-64/

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on State Highway 1 near coastal Waikouaiti (New Zealand):
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/truck-catches-fire-northern-motorway
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335302/truck-catches-fire-on-dunedin-motorway
http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/truck-fire-near-dunedin-delays-expected/ar-BBECASy
http://www.4-traders.com/news/New-Zealand-Police-Delays-following-truck-fire-north-of-Dunedin-PHOTOS--24771212/
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/delays-following-truck-fire-north-dunedin-photos
http://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/truck-severely-damaged-after-fire-dunedin-highway

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Walsall (Britain):
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2017/07/17/m6-drivers-caught-in-delays-after-lorry-blaze/
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-chaos-m6-after-lorry-13347886
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/lorry-carrying-milk-catches-fire-13348896

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:39 AM on New Street in Ledbury (Britain):
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/15415028.Fire_spread_from_supermarket_delivery_lorry/

2017-07-17 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the B4029 in Brinklow (Britain):
http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireincidents/2017/07/17/combine-harvester-on-fire-b4029-brinklow-2-appliances-attending/

Note: These are the 1265th-1274th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-17 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame at 7:03 AM at carpark in Trowbridge (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/fire-vehicle-trowbridge/

2017-07-17 - Truck bursts into flame on Burley Griffin Way near Bowning (Australia):
http://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/4796092/truck-fire-causes-closure-of-burley-griffin-way/

2017-07-17 - Van bursts into flame on Monroe Street in Toledo (Ohio):
http://www.wtol.com/story/35903784/van-bursts-into-flames-destroys-car-wash-sign-on-monroe-street

2017-07-17 - Van bursts into flame on St Ives Road in Oldhurst (Britain):
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/van-fire-oldhurst-4221.aspx

2017-07-17 - Van bursts into flame on the A158 in Gunby (Britain):
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/van-bursts-into-flames-on-a158-at-gunby-1-8060452

2017-07-17 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at service station on the Merritt Parkway in New Canaan (Connecticut), near the coast:
http://newcanaanite.com/fire-erupts-in-vehicle-at-service-station-on-new-canaans-stretch-of-merritt-parkway-photo-54787

2017-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Machesney Park (Illinois):
http://www.mystateline.com/news/crews-respond-to-truck-fire-in-machesney-park/767982872
http://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/IL/2017/July/18/Crews.Respond.to.Truck.Fire.in.Machesney.Park.aspx

2017-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at store in Toccoa (Georgia):
https://www.wnegradio.com/truck-fire-contained-in-ingles-parking-lot/

2017-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at auto salvage yard near Valley City (North Dakota):
http://www.newsdakota.com/2017/07/17/pickup-burns-in-salvage-yard-lot-near-valley-city/

2017-07-17 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame at 2 AM while parked half a mile from each other in Columbia (Missouri):
http://www.komu.com/news/authorities-investigating-two-car-fires-in-northeast-columbia

Quote: "One Columbia fire marshal said they believe that there's something suspicious about the two fires considering the close proximity as well as the same time."

Note: Same time means either A) it was a cloud of gas that ignited at least one and probably both cars; or B) it was two sets of arsonists coordinating to burn two random cars in the same general vicinity at the same time. Probably Option A, but since 'the authorities' are too dim and oblivious to even know about Option A then they're not likely to figure anything out. The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any methane and/or hydrogen sulfide in the air above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and animals and people sickening and/or dying more common during those hours...

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Whittier (California):
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/general-news/20170717/car-on-fire-in-whittier-garage-knocked-down-in-less-than-10-minutes

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in New Boston (Ohio):
http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/17388/car-fire-in-new-boston-parking-lot

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Steak ‘N Shake in Middletown (Ohio):
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/car-catches-fire-middletown-restaurant-parking-lot/C1sCZBF5V7ghpeGTLBc8DI/
http://www.journal-news.com/news/car-catches-fire-middletown-restaurant-parking-lot/C1sCZBF5V7ghpeGTLBc8DI/
http://www.whio.com/news/car-fire-middletown/3X5wKYNplKX6fWiruVunNI/

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Rocky Hill (Connecticut):
http://www.wfsb.com/story/35905082/lanes-on-i-91-north-reopen-after-car-fire

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Wallingford (Connecticut):
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/wallingford/wallingfordnews/10601551-154/car-fire-closes-off-ramp-on-i-91-north-in-wallingford.html

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 99 in Madera County (California):
http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/massive-car-fire-along-highway-99-in-madera-county/767237793

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on road near Emerado (North Dakota):
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4298930-fire-destroys-car-rural-emerado-driver-unharmed-road-blaze

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Beyrout Place in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=43055&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on M40 slip road near Gaydon (Britain):
http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireincidents/2017/07/17/car-fire-junction-12-m40-southbound-sliproad-2-appliances-attended/

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the A435 near Maypole (Britain):
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-07-18/driver-has-lucky-escape-after-car-catches-fire/

2017-07-17 - Car bursts into flame in Pentre, Church Stoke, Montgomery (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/55208

2017-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:12 AM on Maple Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2017/07/tonights-vehicle-fire-51/

2017-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Main Street and East Washington Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2017/07/bridgeport-news-todays-vehicle-fire-5/

2017-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Cherry Sutton in coastal Widnes (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/vehicle-fire-in-widnes_17-07-2017_9-05-33

2017-07-17 - Two cars and carport go up in flames at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jul/17/fire-damages-2-cars-carport-in-central-valley/

2017-07-17 - Car and home go up in flames in Champaign (Illinois):
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35906611/champaign-fire-causes-thousands-in-damage-to-house-car
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-18/no-one-hurt-house-fire-northwest-champaign.html

2017-07-17 - Vehicles, trailer and shed destroyed by fire at 6:44 AM at home in Ceres (California), 2 injured:
http://www.modbee.com/news/local/article161730043.html

Quote: "Two people were injured early Monday when a fire destroyed a trailer, a few vehicles and a shed behind a house."

2017-07-17 - Barn destroyed by fire in Pownal (Maine):
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/18/barn-fire-in-pownal-draws-firefighters-from-several-towns/

2017-07-17 - Barn destroyed by fire in Ryedale (Britain):
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15415132.Large_barn_fire_in_Ryedale/

2017-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out, grows rapidly to 5000 acres, near Winnemucca (Nevada):
http://mynews4.com/news/local/5000-acre-fire-sparks-in-pershing-county-south-of-winnemucca

2017-07-17 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Colerain Township (Ohio):
http://www.wlwt.com/article/garbage-truck-catches-fire-in-colerain-twp/10318165
http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/springfield-township-community/load-of-garbage-catches-fire-in-rumpke-truck

2017-07-17 - Business damaged by fire at 3:16 AM in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2017/07/17/firefighters-contain-fire-at-norfolk-metro-pcs/

2017-07-17 - Six businesses go up in flames shortly after 1 AM in Roselle (Illinois):
http://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/massive-fire-rips-through-six-businesses-three-hours-roselle

2017-07-17 - Container business damaged by fire and explosion in Le Mars (Iowa):
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/fire-strikes-iml-containers-in-le-mars/article_6c80cdbb-082b-5f8b-b01f-6a955a72e4d1.html
http://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/air-compressor-fire-disrupts-business-at-iml-containers

2017-07-17 - Three mobile homes destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Pleasant Hill (Oregon):
http://nbc16.com/news/local/pleasant-hill-mobile-park-fire-displaces-7-residents-burns-3-homes
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35775415-75/fire-injures-man-destroys-3-homes-in-pleasant-hill-mobile-home-park.html.csp

Note: Charred remnant of a car in the middle of where the fire started...

2017-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Windham (Maine):
http://www.wmtw.com/article/fire-closes-windham-road/10315336
http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/07/17/windham-home-heavily-damaged-in-early-morning-fire/

2017-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Shively (Kentucky):
http://www.wave3.com/story/35898282/3-escape-overnight-house-fire-in-shively

2017-07-17 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Benzonia (Michigan):
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/benzie-county-family-left-without-a-home-after-fire

2017-07-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:
http://www.fox23.com/news/north-tulsa-home-destroyed-in-fire/562600314

2017-07-17 - Two homes devastated by garage fire in San Antonio (Texas):
http://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/firefighters-battle-flames-explosions-in-massive-fire-that-damaged-two-homes

2017-07-17 - Four homes destroyed by fire in Albany (New York):
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Madison-Avenue-remains-closed-after-massive-11295923.php
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Madison-Avenue-row-houses-ablaze-11295343.php

2017-07-17 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Overland Park (Kansas):
http://www.kmbc.com/article/five-people-displaced-in-overland-park-duplex-fire/10320527

2017-07-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire at Davis Creek Apartments in Portage (Michigan):
http://wwmt.com/news/local/fire-damages-portage-apartment-complex-overnight

2017-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Caledonia Township (Michigan), 1 killed:
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/07/one_dead_five_escape_shiawasse.html
http://nbc25news.com/news/local/fire-kills-one-person-destroys-home-in-caledonia-township

2017-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Brownsville (Texas), 1 killed:
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_138cdaa8-6bc9-11e7-818e-a35f0d763963.html
http://www.kurv.com/authorities-release-name-of-man-found-dead-after-brownsville-house-fire/

2017-07-17 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours in Lansingburgh (New York):
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/crews-investigate-fire-at-another-vacant-building-in-lansingburgh
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2017/07/17/vacant-house-fire-in-lansingburgh.html

2017-07-17 - Vacant home burns in Winston (Oregon):
http://kpic.com/news/local/vacant-home-catches-fire-in-winston-spreads-to-surrounding-vegetation

2017-07-17 - Vacant home burns in Knoxville (Tennessee):
http://wate.com/2017/07/17/vacant-east-knoxville-house-damaged-in-fire/
http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Vacant-structure-fire-extinguished-by-Knoxville-Fire-Department-435084213.html

2017-07-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Creek Valley Way in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://foxlexington.com/news/local/fire-burns-down-vacant-lexington-home

2017-07-17 - In separate incidents, two vacant homes burn in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2017/07/new_orleans_firefighters_battl_11.html

2017-07-17 - Vacant scrapyard burns on Pildacre Lane in Ossett (Britain):
http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/incident/derelict-building-fire-ossett-area/
 



2017-07-17 - Man, 57, has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead while driving, SUV crashes off road, in Butler County (Pennsylvania):
http://www.thecranberryeagle.com/article/20170717/CRAN0101/707179899/-1/CRAN01

Quote: "David W. Aspinall, 57, of Franklin Township died Monday afternoon after he apparently suffered a medical emergency before crashing his vehicle down a steep embankment on Route 19, according to investigators."

Quote: "Hanovick pronounced him dead at 5:15 p.m. 'There was no trauma that would have caused his death,' Hanovick said. An autopsy later that night also did not find any internal injuries."

2017-07-17 - Man, 37, slumps over dead in car at MdDonald's in Lyndonville (Vermont):
http://www.wcax.com/story/35904611/man-found-dead-in-lyndonville-parking-lot
http://bestsellermagazine.com/news/Man-found-dead-in-Lyndonville-parking-lot/

Quote: "The chief says Newman's death may have been a medical incident."

2017-07-17 - Another person found dead in canal in Bakersfield (California), fourth in a week:
http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/four-bodies-found-in-canal-in-past-week
http://www.wow.com/video/596db00db90afb04d56979ff

Quote: "The first male body was found Monday, July 10 in Arvin. The second male body was found the next day at Mill Creek Park in downtown Bakersfield. The third body was a female found Thursday, July 13 near the China Grade Loop. The fourth body was found Monday, July 17 near downtown Bakersfield at Oak and 19th street."

2017-07-17 - Man found dead in the Coalinga Canal in Fresno County (California):
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article161792768.html

2017-07-17 - Man, 28, found dead in pond in Centreville (Virginia):
http://wjla.com/news/local/police-mans-body-found-in-fairfax-county-pond
http://www.insidenova.com/news/crime_police/fairfax/body-found-in-centreville-pond/article_e928c6b0-6ba9-11e7-b6b4-6be40f334fea.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/body-is-found-in-pond-in-fairfax-county/2017/07/17/27a0685a-6b5d-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html?utm_term=.9ceb1d4e36f9
http://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/body-found-in-pond-in-centreville/767923254

2017-07-17 - Man, 35, found dead at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers near Cairo (Missouri):
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/35901057/body-found-at-the-confluence-of-mississippi-ohio-rivers
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/35901868/body-found-at-confluence-of-the-mississippi-and-ohio-rivers

2017-07-17 - Man, 51, found dead in the Mississippi River near Eudora (Arkansas):
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/jul/17/body-missing-man-found-mississippi-river-arkansas/
http://www.thv11.com/news/local/body-of-missing-man-found-in-chicot-county/457362668

2017-07-17 - Man found dead in car near the Ohio River in Dayton (Kentucky):
http://local12.com/news/local/person-found-dead-in-car-in-dayton-ky

2017-07-17 - Man, 60, found dead in Lake Champlain at marina in Essex (Vermont):
http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/essex-chef-s-body-recovered-from-lake/article_67962cf8-6b3d-11e7-a197-1bec8478c666.html

2017-07-17 - Man jumps into Lake Conroe and dies in Conroe (Texas):
http://abc13.com/news/man-dies-in-lake-conroe-after-leaping-off-dock/2227947/

2017-07-17 - Man found dead in Chickamauga Lake in Chattanooga (Tennessee):
http://wdef.com/2017/07/17/chickamauga-lake-drowning-victims-body-recovered/

2017-07-17 - Woman, 92, has 'medical issue' and dies while swimming in Farm Pond in Sherborn (Massachusetts):
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170717/elderly-woman-dies-while-swimming-at-sherborns-farm-pond
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20170717/elderly-woman-dies-while-swimming-at-sherborns-farm-pond

Quote: "An elderly Sherborn woman died Monday while going for her daily swim at Farm Pond, authorities said. Police Chief Richard Thompson said the woman is believed to be a 92-year-old town resident who would go swimming at Farm Pond “fairly regularly.” Police are not releasing her name, pending notification of her family. 'We don’t feel it’s a drowning, per se. We feel it was a medical issue,' Thompson said."

2017-07-17 - Girl, 12, pulled unconscious from the water at beach, dies shortly later, in coastal Sandy Hook (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/girl-12-drowns-sandy-hook
http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2017/07/12-year-old_girl_who_drowned_at_sandy_hook_was_fro.html
http://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2017/07/18/girl-12-who-drowned-sandy-hook-beach-identified/489813001/
http://nj1015.com/12-year-old-girl-drowns-at-sandy-hook-beach/

2017-07-17 - Man, 20, found dead in the James River near Belle Isle (Virginia):
http://wtvr.com/2017/07/17/rudy-organiz-aguilon-obit/

2017-07-17 - Man, 61, flees car crash, runs into the ocean, pulled out foaming at the mouth and dies, in coastal Ormond Beach (Florida):
http://www.ormondbeachobserver.com/article/local-man-drowns-in-ormond-beach-after-fleeing-car-accident

2017-07-17 - Man, 30, dies in retention pond in Romeoville (Illinois):
http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/07/18/man-dies-in-romeoville-retention-pond-fire-officials-say/auok2od/

2017-07-17 - Woman, 23, found dead in submerged car in creek in Colerain Township (Ohio):
http://local12.com/news/local/at-least-1-found-dead-in-colerain-township-creek
http://www.wlwt.com/article/missing-woman-s-car-body-found-colerain-township-in-creek/10317242
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/07/17/police-least-one-dead-after-car-found-colerain-twp-creek/484911001/

2017-07-17 - Person found dead on the Cheshire Harbor Trail at Mount Greylock in Adams (Massachusetts):
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/massachusetts-state-police-investigate-body-found-on-trail

2017-07-17 - Man found dead in wooded area in Fairmont (North Carolina):
http://cbsumter.com/blog/2017/07/17/body-found-in-woods-on-monday-that-of-missing-robeson-county-man/

2017-07-17 - Woman, 35, found dead in jail cell in La Porte (Indiana):
http://abc7chicago.com/news/woman-35-dies-in-jail-cell-in-nw-indiana/2224811/
http://wsbt.com/news/local/investigation-after-inmate-dies-at-laporte-county-jail
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/laporte/woman-found-dead-in-her-laporte-county-jail-cell/article_50f14a59-be57-5692-aeda-02874e2f60b8.html

Quote: "We're not understanding how one day you’re talking to her on the phone and she's perfectly fine and then the next day you're getting a phone call at 2 in the morning saying she's deceased, but you don't know how..."

2017-07-17 - Boy, 13, found dead in swimming pool at resort in coastal Danao (Philippine Islands), another boy dies in river:
http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/139844/two-boys-drown-minglanilla-danao-city

2017-07-17 - Boy, 11, found dead in watery pit in Ahmedabad (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/11-year-olds-body-found-at-gmdc-ground/articleshow/59639775.cms

2017-07-17 - Woman, 18, drops dead at Moor View Holiday Cottages near Pickering (Britain), 3 miles from the coast:
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15418404.York_teenager_dies_suddenly_on_holiday___family_and_school_pay_tribute__Update__6_45pm/

Quote: "A teenager from York has died suddenly while on holiday with friends - just weeks before she was due to start studies at Cambridge University. Former Fulford School pupil Ella Batters, 18, died tragically on Sunday morning while staying at Moor View Holiday Cottages, near Pickering, said North Yorkshire Police."

Note: So it's just weeks until more college students start dropping dead in dorms again...
 



2017-07-17 - Woman, 36, has 'medical condition', car hits sign and fence, in DeWitt (New York), 1 injured:
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/07/36-year-old_woman_taken_to_hospital_after_crash_near_lyndon_golf_course_in_dewit.html

Quote: "A 36-year-old woman suffered a medical condition and crashed into a sign and a fence Monday in front of Lyndon Golf Course in DeWitt, police said."

2017-07-17 - Man has 'medical issue', car veers off road, hits tree, in Crawford County (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:
http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/medical-issue-causes-car-accident-in-crawford-county/767498141

Quote: "The driver was taken to Meadville Medical Center by ambulance. It is believed he suffered a medical issue, which caused the accident."

2017-07-17 - Woman has 'medical episode', car hits wall, in Westhamptnett (Britain), 1 injured:
http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/transport/update-cordon-lifted-after-car-hits-wall-at-westhampnett-sainsbury-s-1-8059694

Quote: "A police cordon has been lifted around Sainsbury’s in Westhamptnett road where a car hit a wall earlier this afternoon. The incident, apparently as the result of a medical episode, led to police and ambulance crews being called at 1.42pm, according to police. Paramedics removed the female driver and the scene was cordoned off for further investigation, police added."

2017-07-17 - Passenger plane blows tire at takeoff from Gatwick Airport in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/world_news/plane-tire-bursts-on-takeoff-from-london-s-gatwick-airport/article_f5a36b71-f406-5f56-aa44-132040f8bdde.html
http://www.spiritfm.net/news/sussex-news/2332007/mayhem-at-gatwick-as-main-runway-closes/

2017-07-17 - Small plane crashes and burns on golf course in Mesa (Arizona), 2 killed:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/17/two-dead-in-arizona-plane-crash.html
http://www.kvoa.com/story/35905933/two-people-dead-in-mesa-plane-crash
http://www.wkbw.com/news/williamsville-native-killed-in-arizona-plane-crash
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/07/18/arizona-ceo-killed-in-plane-crash.html
http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/mesa-police-identify-who-died-in-crash-of-a-small/article_f844672b-2f24-5792-8135-19f2b550a2ba.html

2017-07-17 - Tanker truck overturns on US 1 on coastal Long Key (Florida):
http://www.local10.com/traffic/gas-tanker-overturns-on-overseas-highway
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article161784008.html
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/new-overturned-gas-tanker-spills-thousands-gallons-into-florida-waterway/BWfBWTnRp7Il4qgPAAL8KO/
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/crime-safety-blog/sfl-scene-in-the-keys-tanker-crash-sends-gasoline-into-florida-bay-20170717-story.html

2017-07-17 - Two tractor trailers and SUV crash, fire erupts, on I-70 near Columbia (Missouri), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.komu.com/news/i-70-closes-after-fatal-semi-truck-fire-accident/

2017-07-17 - Tractor trailer and cars crash, huge fire erupts, on I-435 in Overland Park (Kansas), 3 injured:
http://www.kctv5.com/story/35905142/massive-fire-following-semi-truck-wreck-in-overland-park
http://ksnt.com/2017/07/17/semi-truck-fire-on-i-435-in-overland-park-shuts-down-parts-of-highway/
http://www.kmbc.com/article/massive-fire-reported-following-crash-on-i-435-near-69-highway/10319595
http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/at-least-1-person-injured-in-traffic-accident-that-caused-fire-in-overland-park
http://fox4kc.com/2017/07/17/large-crash-fire-closes-lanes-in-both-directions-of-i-435-near-corporate-woods/
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article161856888.html

2017-07-17 - Well-drilling truck's brakes fail, truck hits wall, bursts into flame, near Mitchell (Oregon), 1 injured:
http://www.ktvz.com/news/bend-man-critically-burned-in-fiery-hwy-26-crash/589519726

2017-07-17 - Van and military truck crash, in coastal Misamis Oriental (Philippine Islands), 6+ killed:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/914754/6-dead-as-van-collides-with-military-truck-in-misamis-oriental
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/618447/7-killed-in-collision-between-military-vehicle-van-in-misamis/story/
http://www.rappler.com/nation/175928-road-collision-simba-misamis-oriental

2017-07-17 - SUV plunges into the Chitral River (Pakistan), 16 killed:
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/217229-16-drown-as-jeep-plunges-into-Chitral-River
http://www.radiotnn.com/six-drown-as-jeep-plunges-into-chitral-river/

2017-07-17 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits tanker truck, in Savannah (Tennessee), 1 killed:
http://www.wbbjtv.com/2017/07/17/hardin-co-crash-involving-tanker-truck-leaves-man-dead/

2017-07-17 - Pickup truck veers off road, across desert, hits tractor trailer, in Maricopa County (Arizona), 1 injured:
http://www.pinalcentral.com/maricopa_monitor/news/truck-crosses-desert-lanes-of-traffic-before-hitting-semi-on/article_06625ee7-270a-5abf-bcc6-3eb81eb232f7.html

2017-07-17 - Car veers over centerline at 6:15 AM, hits car head-on, near Louisburg (Kansas), 2 killed:
http://www.kctv5.com/story/35900576/troopers-2-dead-in-head-on-crash-on-k-68-west-of-louisburg
 



2017-07-17 - Naked man sits down on busy road before 7 AM in Sofia (Bulgaria):
http://www.novinite.com/articles/181298/Naked+Man+Stopped+the+Traffic+on+Bld+%27%27Bulgaria%27%27+in+Sofia

Quote: "A naked man stopped the traffic during a rush hour of the Sofia boulevard 'Bulgaria' in the area of the Textile School minutes before 7 am this morning. He literally sat down on the roadway, reported bTV."
 



2017-07-17 - Dog attacks up by 57% since 2003 in Australia:
http://www.sott.net/article/356600-Dog-attacks-have-increased-by-57-in-Australia-since-2003
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/hazelbrook-rottweiler-attack-warning-after-worrying-string-of-dog-attacks/news-story/edfab0a39e98f0f06f2f509165aa8841?nk=ac256aa7c3db3c7e9e53e9846da60940-1500304044

2017-07-17 - Alligator attacks and injures man in the Peace River in Arcadia (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35900901/gator-attacks-peace-river-swimmer-in-arcadia

Quote: "An alligator bit a man swimming in the Peace River Sunday afternoon -- this is one of four attacks to have occurred in the past 10 days and the second attack in the area."
 



2017-07-17 - Sinkhole opens between two homes in The Villages (Florida):
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/268543792-story

2017-07-17 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/4-Foot-Sinkhole-Closes-Doral-Street-435055803.html

2017-07-17 - Sinkhole swallows horse in German Township (Ohio):
http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/local/horse-rescued-from-german-twp-sinkhole-expected/7gLN5brxyQV2JO0s7mZHdK/

Note: The Earth was hungry enough to eat a horse!

2017-07-17 - Sinkhole opens on street in Fullerton (California):
http://patch.com/california/fountainvalley/sinkhole-closes-street-fullerton

2017-07-17 - Sinkhole opens at home in Ballarat (Australia):
http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4795916/backyard-mystery-alarms-ballarat-family/

2017-07-17 - Sinkhole opens on Portland Road in Edgbaston (Britain):
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/road-remains-closed-after-3ft-13339031
 



2017-07-17 - Man, 37, has 'medical condition' and falls onto rocks at Protesters Falls in New South Wales (Australia):
http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/breaking-man-injured-during-hike/3201333/
http://www.echo.net.au/2017/07/man-rescued-base-protesters-falls/

Quote: "A first responder was winched in from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to the base of Protesters Falls to assist a 37-year-old hiker, who had suffered a medical condition and fallen onto rocks."

2017-07-17 - Person has 'medical emergency' at school in coastal Pembroke Dock (Britain), 3800 feet from the ocean:
http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/15416280.UPDATED__Air_Ambulance_called_to_Pembroke_Dock_Community_School_following_medical_emergency/

Quote: "Wales Air Ambulance and the Welsh Ambulance Service are currently at Pembroke Dock Community School following a report of a medical emergency."

2017-07-17 - Man, 70, almost dies in Walden Pond in Concord (Massachusetts):
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/off-duty-officer-helps-prevent-drowning-at-walden-pond-1/563343447

Quote: "Less than 24 hours after a man drowned at Walden Pond, a police officer’s instinct helped prevent another tragedy."

Quote: "The man Officer Riley helped may have suffered a medical emergency that caused him to go under."

2017-07-17 - Boy, 17, goes missing at beach on Lake Tahoe (Nevada):
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Teen-disappears-while-at-Lake-Tahoe-beach-with-11297014.php

2017-07-17 - Unknown Chinook helicopter buzzes the Jersey Shore (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/public-safety/2017/07/18/mystery-helicopter-buzzes-jersey-shore/484268001/

2017-07-17 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near the Komandorski Islands (Russia):
http://sputniknews.com/russia/201707171055616422-eastern-kamchatka-quake-/
http://www.sott.net/article/356602-Shallow-magnitude-6-0-earthquake-hits-Russian-Eastern-Kamchatka-region

2017-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Discovery Bay (California):
http://abc7news.com/health/health-officials-warn-of-blue-green-algae-in-discovery-bay/2227449/
http://eastcountytoday.net/potentially-harmful-blue-green-algae-blooms-detected-in-discovery-bay/

2017-07-17 - Climate and extreme weather news #44 - July 14th to July 17th 2017:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/climate-extreme-weather-news.html

2017-07-17 - Lightning strike kills Marine at base in New River (North Carolina):
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/marine-osprey-maintainer-killed-by-lightning-strike
http://www.sott.net/article/356648-Marine-Osprey-maintainer-killed-by-lightning-bolt-in-Jacksonville-North-Carolina

2017-07-17 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Jharkhand (India):
http://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/lightning-kills-three-persons/1101470
http://www.sott.net/article/356649-3-people-killed-by-lightning-bolt-in-Jharkhand-India

2017-07-17 - Apocalyptic hailstorm kills sheep and damages cars in Spain:
http://strangesounds.org/2017/07/apocalyptical-hailstorm-spain-video-kills-sheep-damage-cars-video.html

2017-07-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Badakhshan (Afghanistan), 16 killed:
http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-badakhshan-july-2017
http://www.sott.net/article/356650-Flash-floods-leave-at-least-16-dead-in-Badakhshan-Afghanistan

2017-07-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit South Korea, 5+ killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FF-20170717-59060-KOR
http://www.sott.net/article/356654-Flash-flood-in-South-Korea-leaves-at-least-5-dead

2017-07-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Thessaloniki (Greece):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ST-20170718-59074-GRC

2017-07-17 - Anomalous weather hits Argentina, Bariloche reports coldest temperature in its history and heaviest snowfall since 1995:
http://strangesounds.org/2017/07/anomalous-weather-in-argentina-bariloche-reports-coldest-temperature-ever-recorded-in-its-history.html

2017-07-17 - Mysterious ball lightning seen over Bergamo (Italy):
http://strangesounds.org/2017/07/mysterious-ball-lightning-captured-over-bergamo-italy-video-pictures.html

2017-07-17 - Gap between rich and poor in the US among the highest of major industrial countries:
http://www.rt.com/usa/396588-global-inequality-index-oxfam/
http://www.sott.net/article/356635-Oxfam-report-Gap-between-rich-and-poor-in-US-among-highest-of-major-industrial-countries

2017-07-17 - In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law:
http://www.theindigenousamericans.com/2017/07/16/victory-standing-rock-sioux-tribe-court-finds-approval-dakota-access-pipeline-violated-law/

2017-07-17 - Security robot found dead in fountain pond in coastal Washington DC:
http://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/7/17/15986042/dc-security-robot-k5-falls-into-water
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/18/security-robot-drowns-office-fountain/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/07/17/robot-security-guard-drowns-itself-in-water-fountain_a_23034783/
http://pedestrian.tv/news/tech/security-robot-given-the-gift-of-intelligence-choo/8f761bf4-b96c-4d60-93d8-f11c9dbcab1f.htm
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/robot-security-guard-kill-itself-washington-dc-pond-drive-into-georgetown-waterfront-shopping-centre-a7846641.html

Quote: "Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself. We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots."
 

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  1. Damn, Jonny - JJFH events are becoming MULTIPLE more frequently than usual. In today's report we have 2 cars in close proximity burning up at the same time, 2 vehicles burned in Bridgeport, CT, and 2 vacant homes in New Orleans, LA. [The 4 people that were found dead in Bakersfield, CA is also unusual, so close together time wise and in the same general area.]

    [from zeta]
    Neighbor: Man struck, killed by lightning bolt in Sanford, North Carolina
    https://www.sott.net/article/356758-Neighbor-Man-struck-killed-by-lightning-bolt-in-Sanford-North-Carolina

    Lightning bolt claims the lives of mom and daughter in Nepal
    https://www.sott.net/article/356757-Lightning-bolt-claims-the-lives-of-mom-and-daughter-in-Nepal

    Three donkeys killed by lightning in Clanton, Alabama
    https://www.sott.net/article/356756-Three-donkeys-killed-by-lightning-in-Clanton-Alabama

    Lightning strikes the same spot twice, killing 3 in Gujarat, India
    https://www.sott.net/article/356755-Lightning-strikes-the-same-spot-twice-killing-3-in-Gujarat-India

    Lightning strikes and flash floods sweep through Britain as the UK is hit by freak electrical storms
    https://www.sott.net/article/356754-Lightning-strikes-and-flash-floods-sweep-through-Britain-as-the-UK-is-hit-by-freak-electrical-storms

    A four-foot torrent of water has ripped through Coverack, Cornwall, on Tuesday night, tearing up roads and damaging homes, while lightning was also believed to have been the cause of a fire in east Sussex. [more]

    Vandals on the loose: Gang of goats terrorizes Colorado business
    https://www.sott.net/article/356729-Vandals-on-the-loose-Gang-of-goats-terrorizes-Colorado-business

    Terrifying clouds are becoming the new normal as powerful thunderstorms sweep across the world
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/07/terrifying-clouds-are-becoming-the-new-normal-as-powerful-thunderstorms-sweep-across-the-world.html

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017
    Canada's wildfires

    Bigger, Hotter, Faster: Canada’s Wildfires are Changing and We’re Not Ready
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/canadas-wildfires.html

    [more here]
    The Canadian wildfires

    Canada Wildfires Force 40,000 From Homes
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-canadian-wildfires.html

    [yet another corroboration of Jonny's thoughts]
    Geothermal heat under Greenland glacier?

    Indicators of geothermal heat under the Greenland glacier
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/geothermal-heat-under-greenland-glacier.html

    Tropical storms Don and Hilary

    Because it’s 2017, we might have Tropical Storm Don and Tropical Storm Hilary at the same time.
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/tropical-storms-don-and-hilary.html

    After a false alarm earlier this month, a developing storm system in the central Atlantic officially earned the name Tropical Storm Don on Monday afternoon.

    This storm arrives unusually early in the season — typically, the fourth named storm in the Atlantic doesn’t show up until Aug. 23. [more]

    Conditions at Barrow, Al [supposed to be AK]

    Water temperature Barrow today
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/now-water-temperature-barrow-today-this.html

    Rapid climate change in South America

    Amazonian Cold Snap Grips South America…Veteran Meteorologist Calls It “Spectacular
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/rapid-climate-change-in-south-america.html

    The massive scale of the cold is of Amazonian proportions, with temperatures well below normal across the entire continent. [more; see attached video below too]

    Drought in Peru - living without water [~42.5 min.]

    [more below]

    Tom

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  2. The collapse of the American political system

    "Reading The News On America Should Scare Everyone, Every Day... But It Doesn't"
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-collapse-of-american-political.html

    What we’re witnessing is the demise of the American political system, in real time. We just don’t know it. Actually, we’re witnessing the downfall of the entire western system. And it turns out the media are an integral part of that system. [main topics listed below]

    There Has Been Just One Buyer Of Stocks Since The Financial Crisis [corporations]

    Student Debt Is a Major Reason Millennials Aren’t Buying Homes

    Fears Mount Over a New US Subprime Boom – Cars [more]

    The Emerging Multipolar World – Seeking a US Foreign Policy with Saker

    The Empire should be placed on suicide watch
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-emerging-multipolar-world-seeking.html

    Catherine Austin Fitts interviews the Saker for the Solari Report: The Emerging Multipolar World – Seeking a US Foreign Policy with Saker [~3 min. video]

    Extreme weather headed for New Zealand
    Storm could bring two months of rain in a day
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/extreme-weather-headed-for-new-zealand.html

    Iran warns America

    Iran To America: Stop Worrying About Us, Your Government Is About To Collapse
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/iran-warns-america.html

    Tepco to release radioactive waste into the Pacific

    Tepco Confirm Plans To Release Entire Fukushima Waste Into Ocean
    Decision may kill of[f] sea life in Japan
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/tepco-to-release-radioactive-waste-into.html

    [it won't stop with this either!]

    Tasmania cooked by marine heatwave powered by climate change
    Record-breaking marine heatwave powered by climate change cooks Tasmania's fisheries
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/tasmania-cooked-by-marine-heatwave.html

    The Antarctic warming that is being kept silent
    Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-antarctic-warming-that-is-being.html

    [continued below]

    Tom

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  3. June of 2017 Was Third Hottest on Record for Globe
    https://robertscribbler.com/2017/07/18/june-of-2017-was-third-hottest-on-record-for-globe/

    According to NOAA, June of 2017 was the third hottest such month in the global climate record since temperature tracking began in 1880. For NASA, June was also the third hottest on record with June of 2016 settling in at 1st hottest, and 2015 and 1998 tied as second hottest. Overall, global temperatures were about 0.91 degrees Celsius warmer than late 19th Century averages in the NASA record and about 1.02 degrees Celsius warmer than the same time period in the NOAA record. [more]

    At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

    Marin County sues energy companies over climate risks
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/07/marin-county-sues-energy-companies-over.html

    Marin County sued 37 oil, gas, and coal companies Monday asserting the companies knew their fossil fuel products would cause sea level rise and coastal flooding but failed to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution. [more]

    At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record
    http://www.fasterthanexpected.com/2017/07/18/at-midway-point-2017-is-2nd-hottest-year-on-record/

    At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise of the El Niño that helped boost temperatures to record levels last year. [more]

    Billions of extra mosquitoes blown into Miami by storms during mosquito season making conditions almost unbearable.
    http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/07/billions-of-extra-mosquitoes-blown-into.html

    blown in from the Everglades by recent storms. [more]

    The city of Mariposa placed under evacuation orders for it's 20,000 residents as the Detwiler Fire crept closer and continued to roar out of control
    http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/07/the-city-of-mariposa-placed-under.html

    A mag 3.6 strikes West Yellowstone bringing the current sequence to more than 1200 since June12th
    http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/07/a-mag-36-strikes-west-yellowstone.html

    Trumptopia: Take From The Poor, Give To The Rich
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/trumptopia-take-from-poor-give-to-rich.html

    Fake It To The Limit. One More Time...
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/fake-it-to-limit-one-more-time.html

    What happens when you combine multi-decade low volatility with multi-decade low volume and global asset prices rolling over at cycle highs? We're about to find out... [more]

    Tom

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  4. News Links, July 19, 2017
    Rice Farmer
    http://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/

    Earth's Economy Glorifies Waste, Exploitation, Debt, Expediency and Magical Thinking
    No matter what the "experts" from the IMF and central banks say, and no matter what actions governments take, it's impossible to save a system that's unsustainable from the get-go. And likewise for the energy system. There will be no deliverance by junk energy like shale oil, oil sand, or methane hydrate, and renewables won't save the day, either. There's nothing to do now but make new arrangements and brace for impact as the global economy hurtles toward inevitable self-destruction. Have a nice day! -- RF

    [that pretty much says it all]

    Dry bulk shipping rates flounder despite rising Chinese imports

    The ECB's Balance Sheet Is Now The Size Of Japan's GDP
    [European Central Bank]

    Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive - Kurdish security official [a few weeks ago he was guaranteed dead]

    Netanyahu Opposes US-Russia South Syria Ceasefire Deal [of course!]

    Netanyahu Pushes Trump Toward Wider Wars
    Russia-gate is empowering Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to strong-arm President Trump into escalating the Syrian war by abandoning a recent cease-fire and challenging Iran and Russia.

    "We Are Ready To Retaliate" Russia Warns After "Diplomatic Row" Ends Without A Deal

    Venezuela's National Oil Company On Its Last Legs

    Are More Bankruptcies On The Way For U.S. Oil?

    Fusion: Will Humanity Ever Harness Star Power?
    If we were to ever successfully harness the forces that power the stars, mankind could have access to power that is almost literally too cheap to meter.
    "Too cheap to meter"? Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, nuclear fission was also going to be "too cheap to meter," but it turns out that the cost is staggeringly high, and future generations will be left "holding the bag." There are always costs for energy, and it will be no different for fusion power, if it's ever achieved. -- RF

    1 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico
    My back-of-the-envelope calculation says that amount will keep the world supplied for less than two weeks. -- RF

    US Uncompleted Well Backlog Hangs Over Oil Market

    'Atypical' Mad Cow Disease Found in Alabama Animal

    [the rest is below]

    Tom

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  5. Brazil Snubs Gisele Bundchen, Pushes Amazon Deforestation Bill

    Global cyber attack could spur $53 billion in losses: Lloyd's of London

    Carl Bernstein: "Cold Civil War" Has Taken Over Media; "Fact-Based Debate Is Becoming Impossible"

    Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse
    'Overshoot' is when a species uses resources faster than can be replenished. We're already there. And show no signs of changing.

    When A "Black Swan" Will No Longer Do: China Warns Beware The "Gray Rhino" [Earlier on Monday China People’s Daily newspaper warned of potential "gray rhinos" which it defined as "highly probable, high-impact threats that people should see coming, but often don’t."]

    Britons face lifetime of debt as Bank of England warns over 35 year mortgages

    Brexit: 'Real risk' UK could run out of some foods after EU exit, government warned

    Polluted air 'poisoning thousands' across north of England, warns report

    3/4 UK Graduates Will Never Repay Student Loans [make that 100%]

    $2-Billion Private Equity Fund Collapses to almost Zero

    What Are The Best Countries For Health Care? U.S. Last Among Wealthy Nations

    New U.S. Subprime Boom, Same Old Sins: Auto Defaults Are Soaring

    Poll: Americans' Massive Disapproval of Both Parties

    With New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons [pfff - becoming what they formerly despised]

    The Democratic Party Remains on the Verge of Collapse [duh]

    Student loan tsunami on the horizon
    Of $847 billion in Direct Loan program, only $535 billion is actually being paid back at the moment.

    Retirement Dread Is Replacing the American Dream
    The government's latest report on Social Security is bad enough. Trends in income inequality and health care make it worse.

    Tom

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  6. NYT: Bannon and Kushner are privatizing war, outsourcing to Blackwater and DynCorp mercs
    https://www.sott.net/article/356780-NYT-Bannon-and-Kushner-are-privatizing-war-outsourcing-to-Blackwater-and-DynCorp-mercs

    Pentagon's guinea pigs: Veterans suffering debilitating health conditions demand answers about biological and chemical weapons testing
    https://www.sott.net/article/356779-Pentagons-guinea-pigs-Veterans-suffering-debilitating-health-conditions-demand-answers-about-biological-and-chemical-weapons-testing

    [sorry fellas, that's classified . . ..]

    Let's make things worse: Wall Street lobbying for return to Enron-era accounting rules and regulations
    https://www.sott.net/article/356777-Lets-make-things-worse-Wall-Street-lobbying-for-return-to-Enron-era-accounting-rules-and-regulations

    [Building a Better America - MY ASS!]
    House Republicans release 2018 budget proposal - Increase military spending while cutting billions in aid for Medicaid and Social Security
    https://www.sott.net/article/356778-House-Republicans-release-2018-budget-proposal-Increase-military-spending-while-cutting-billions-in-aid-for-Medicaid-and-Social-Security

    Republicans hope to reduce the budget by making the largest cuts to nondefense discretionary spending since the '90s. The House plan calls for a minimum of $203 billion in mandatory cuts and reforms to programs such as Medicare and Social Security. [more]

    Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mauritius - Reunion region
    https://www.sott.net/article/356771-Shallow-5-9-magnitude-earthquake-hits-Mauritius-Reunion-region

    Alligator attacks Peace River swimmer in Arcadia, Florida; 4th such incident in 10 days
    https://www.sott.net/article/356765-Alligator-attacks-Peace-River-swimmer-in-Arcadia-Florida-4th-such-incident-in-10-days

    [people still swim in natural bodies of water?!]

    'Sonic event' blamed for rumbling noises, rattling windows on Channel Islands, UK
    https://www.sott.net/article/356764-Sonic-event-blamed-for-rumbling-noises-rattling-windows-on-Channel-Islands-UK

    Hundreds of islanders reported feeling an earthquake-like movement about 10pm, with some in Jersey and even in Nomandy, France, saying that they felt it.

    British Geological Survey seismologist Davie Galloway confirmed the vibrations were too slow to have been an earthquake.

    Instead the vibrations were measured to be at the speed of sound, which led to the conclusion that it was likely to have been a sonic event, such as a plane going supersonic. [more]

    Large wildfires burn hundreds of hectares across France, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Montenegro – European Inferno
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/07/large-wildfires-burn-hundreds-of-hectares-across-france-croatia-italy-montenegro-european-inferno.html

    Officials reported nearly 900 wildfires in ITALY on Monday, with people evacuated from residential as well as touristy parts of Rome and Naples, and around Mount Vesuvius, near Naples. [more]

    Tom

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  7. Helicopter carrying WWE exec makes emergency ocean landing
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/helicopter-carrying-wwe-exec-makes-emergency-ocean-landing/ar-AAoss1i

    The pilot issued a mayday call before going into the water, and a commercial flight heading to Kennedy International Airport heard it and relayed it to FAA controllers at a radar facility.

    It was not yet clear what went wrong.

    Burning fossil fuels almost ended all life on Earth – “It should be a national priority to study the Permian to figure out what the hell happened”
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/07/burning-fossil-fuels-almost-ended-all.html

    [good read]

    Trump EPA chief wants to enlist a “Red Team” to sow doubts about climate science
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/07/trump-epa-chief-wants-to-enlist-red.html

    [oh my god, we have an evil zombie politician; great cartoons]

    Measles kills 35 across Europe – “Every death or disability caused by this vaccine-preventable disease is an unacceptable tragedy”
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/07/measles-kills-35-across-europe-every.html

    300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia
    https://watchers.news/2017/07/19/300-000-hectares-ablaze-more-than-45-000-people-evacuated-british-columbia/

    US Army Corps of Engineers begins preparation for construction of border wall with Mexico
    https://www.sott.net/article/356830-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-begins-preparation-for-construction-of-border-wall-with-Mexico

    Great game of politics: Book review of Hidden History, The Secret Origins of the First World War
    https://www.sott.net/article/356796-Great-game-of-politics-Book-review-of-Hidden-History-The-Secret-Origins-of-the-First-World-War

    What strikes one again and again whilst reading 'Hidden History' is the ring of truth that resonates from every page, from every revelation. That such a tiny, elite group of individuals, completely beyond democratic control, could determine the fate - and deaths - of millions should shock us. It should, but it doesn't really. It doesn't because we see the same phenomenon occurring now, repeatedly, before our very eyes. Indeed, the current state of 'permanent war' is, more or less, the unconscious condition of modernity itself. [more]

    'Rare' cloud phenomenon seen over Bournemouth,UK
    https://www.sott.net/article/356789-Rare-cloud-phenomenon-seen-over-Bournemouth-UK

    Paranormal journalist claims to have "scientific evidence" that aliens lived alongside humans on Earth
    https://www.sott.net/article/356786-Paranormal-journalist-claims-to-have-scientific-evidence-that-aliens-lived-alongside-humans-on-Earth

    At a press conference last week, Mexican paranormal journalist Jamie Maussan claimed the five mummified bodies discovered over the last two months appear "closer to reptiles than humans."

    Now, Maussan, who has devoted much of his life to investigating extraterrestrial phenomenons, says x-ray, DNA and carbon 14 analysis of the remains further points to the presence of intelligent life.

    "We confirmed with scientific evidence the existence of beings from another world," said Maussan to RT en Español. "Before it was a possibility, now it is a reality," he added when speaking about the existence of aliens on Earth.

    The mummified burial of the bodies also suggests the 'aliens' once coexisted with our ancestors, according to Maussan.

    "[These] mummies were buried in human tombs, in sacred places," said Maussan. "This means that they had coexisted with our ancestors, were not enemies and had, to a certain extent, a degree of respect between both races or cultures." [more!]

    Tom

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  8. According to the weatherman i'm watching, the high temp for the U.S. today was 101 F in St. Louis, MO.

    'Couldn't even see the sun': Fire races near Yosemite park
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/couldnt-even-see-the-sun-fire-races-near-yosemite-park/ar-AAoqxNQ

    The Big Long Is End Of Cycle
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-big-long-is-end-of-cycle.html

    The Fed has an unbroken "success" rate for imploding every recovery, and they don't like losing. Last week, Fed head Janet Yellen admitted that higher interest rates after an eight year debt binge don't create reflation. Stoned gamblers took her newfound economic skepticism as a great reason to load up on Netflix. They will be shocked to learn that it's not...

    "Wall Street found enough concern that inflation might not in fact head back up toward the Fed's 2% target to justify renewed market bullishness"

    It was Pavlovian inevitability that economic collapse would eventually be seen as "bullish"...

    Last Friday Wells Fargo missed on revenue. Today, Northern Trust missed on earnings...

    Put it all together, what do you get?

    Fed Policy by Police Squad deja vu: [more; HAH-HAAA!]

    RISK CRASH
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/risk-crash.html

    In a nutshell, what S&P 500 implied volatility at 9.5 is telling us is that if the casino falls (or rises) less than 9.5% in the coming year, then on average hedges lose money. If however, the casino falls more than 9.5% at any point, then someone is going to shit a brick, because options are not priced for that scenario.

    Full disclosure: I am always long brick shitting volatility. [more]

    Satellite snafu masked true sea-level rise for decades
    Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw.
    http://www.nature.com/news/satellite-snafu-masked-true-sea-level-rise-for-decades-1.22312

    The numbers didn’t add up. Even as Earth grew warmer and glaciers and ice sheets thawed, decades of satellite data seemed to show that the rate of sea-level rise was holding steady — or even declining.
    Now, after puzzling over this discrepancy for years, scientists have identified its source: a problem with the calibration of a sensor on the first of several satellites launched to measure the height of the sea surface using radar. Adjusting the data to remove that error suggests that sea levels are indeed rising at faster rates each year. [more]

    [Right - but it SOUNDS FISHY, so instead of it being a FACT, it's a credibility issue]

    [one of my favorite albums of all time, especially the track Laughing]
    David Crosby - If I Only Could Remember My Name (Album, February 22, 1971)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q18Tht5bBtg

    Hope it helps you get through the heat Jonny.

    Tom

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  9. 101, yikes, no wonder it felt so hot. It was 'only' supposed to be 99F. But the next three days show 103F. I hope that's not wrong on the low side too. Bakin'!

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