Sunday, July 23, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-22

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

2017-07-22 - Woman found dead in car inside burning garage at home in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Quote: "A woman was found dead after a house fire in North Minneapolis Saturday night, according to Minneapolis police. The fire started just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Newton Avenue North. Firefighters said a garage was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The garage was attached to the house, and the fire spread to the attic before being brought under control. After the fire was extinguished, police said the woman was found inside a vehicle in the garage. Police are working to determine whether her death was accidental, but they have ruled out homicide as a potential cause."

2017-07-22 - Wildfires not slowing down at night like they used to:

Quote: "It’s unclear if global climate change is to blame, but a professor of fire science at the University of California Center for Fire Research and Outreach said firefighters have been reporting in recent years that wildfires in California aren’t slowing down at night like they used to."

2017-07-22 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 12:31 AM, 300 tons of metal burns, in coastal Widnes (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a fire involving scrap metal at a commercial premises in Widnes. The fire involved approximately 300 tonnes of scrap metal and three main jets and ground monitors were used to extinguish the flames. Crews moved scrap metal from the area to help with extinguishing the fire."

2017-07-22 - Pier devastated by massive fire and explosion(s) in coastal Bandar Kangan (Iran):

2017-07-22 - Petrochemical facility destroyed by huge blaze in coastal Umm al-Quwain (UAE):

2017-07-22 - Wildfires continue raging in British Columbia (Canada), 500,000 hectares burned, almost 50,000 people evacuated:

2017-07-22 - Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990 – Greenland ice largely responsible for the accelerating pace of sea-level rise:

2017-07-22 - New danger from global warming - shifting storms bring extreme waves, damage to once placid areas:

2017-07-22 - Scientists have found a second giant garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, this time in the southern hemisphere:

2017-07-22 - Transformer bursts into flame at Eastpoint Mall in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2017-07-22 - Cargo ship 'Stellar Young' damaged by explosion while docked in coastal Gwangyang (South Korea), 2 injured:

Quote: "An explosion occurred in an engine room of Very Large Ore Carrier STELLAR YOUNG, docked at Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province, South Korea, in the afternoon July 22. Two Filipino crew were injured and taken to hospital, one of them slightly, another one remains in hospital for eyes treatment."

Note: This is the 672nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-22 - Tour bus bursts into flame on Kosciuszko Road between Perisher and Jindabyne (Australia):

Note: This is the 504th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-07-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 223 near Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "Initial reports also indicate that a semi-tractor trailer caught on fire and started the blaze."

2017-07-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 44 in Douglas County (South Dakota):

2017-07-22 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked inside barn in Mapleton Township (Canada):

Note: These are the 1308th, 1309th and 1310th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-22 - Heavy truck bursts into flame en route to Udhampur (India):

2017-07-22 - RV bursts into flame at property in Fair Oaks (California):

Note: This is the 343rd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-22 - Security van bursts into flame outside pub in Colchester (Britain), £400,000 of cash incinerated:

Quote: "A security van reportedly filled with £400,000 in cash exploded in a ball of flames outside a popular town centre pub. Pub-goers were ushered out of the Playhouse, in St John’s Street, Colchester on Friday after the vehicle caught fire. A G4S security van, understood to be loaded with hundreds of thousands of pounds in cash, suffered an electrical fault at about 2.15pm."

2017-07-22 - Van bursts into flame on Dressay Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Dressay Grove, Hull. Sat 22 Jul 2017 19:27 (No:16128) Van on fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-07-22 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Brick (New Jersey):

2017-07-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 101 near Novato (California), near the coast:

2017-07-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Topeka (Kansas):

2017-07-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Walmart in Medford (Oregon):

2017-07-22 - Sprint car bursts into flame at track in Geneva (New York), man burned:

Quote: "A sprint car driver suffered serious burns when the car burst into flames Saturday afternoon. It happened at Paradise Speedway where deputies say a driver in his 60s had just finished some practice laps. After coming to a stop off the track, deputies say the car caught on fire. The driver was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight. No word on what caused the car to catch fire."

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at church in coastal Yonkers (New York):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame in car wash, fire spreads to building, in North Lebanon Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame at apartments in Ossian (Indiana):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame on the Brooklyn Bridge near coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame on the Garden State Parkway in coastal Woodbridge (New Jersey):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame near Pena Boulevard and E-470 in Denver (Colorado):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame then hits clinic and ignites it too, in coastal Kottivakkam (India):

Quote: "A car went up in flames on Friday night at Kottivakkam due to an electrical short circuit. The car also ran amok for a while before hitting the wall of a clinic. Fire from the car also spread to a window air-conditioner unit in the clinic and engulfed some of the clinic's rooms."

Note: Parked car that burst into flame and took off?

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame at 1:57 AM on Mill Road in Leamington (Britain):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Lymm (Britain):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame on Cambridge Road in St Marychurch in coastal Torquay (Britain):

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame on Colts Holm Road in Old Wolverton (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 22 July, 2.22pm Car fire, Colts Holm Road, Old Wolverton. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2017-07-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "M180. Sat 22 Jul 2017 12:42 (No:16081) Car fire. Two hose reels in use."

2017-07-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Robert Edge Parkway in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-07-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Trepanier Bench Road near Peachland (Canada):

2017-07-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A30 near Middlemoor (Britain):

2017-07-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at property in Bradford Leigh (Britain):

2017-07-22 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Hackpen Lane in Swindon (Britain):

2017-07-22 - Cargo trailer bursts into flame while being towed, on I-10 near Westlake (Louisiana):

2017-07-22 - Two RV trailers and storage building destroyed by fire in Harris County (Texas):

2017-07-22 - Vehicles, barn and home destroyed by fire in Sublimity (Oregon):

2017-07-22 - Car and shack destroyed by fire in Limit Hill (South Africa):

2017-07-22 - Cargo trailer plant damaged by fire just before 7 AM in Fitzgerald (Georgia):

2017-07-22 - Barn destroyed by huge fire near Fort Plain Reservoir in Nelliston (New York), 3 cows killed:

2017-07-22 - Barn destroyed by fire on Gideon Drive in Delaware (Canada):

2017-07-22 - Wildfire threatens structures between Grouse Creek and Etna (Utah):

2017-07-22 - Brush fire closes the Ross Island Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

2017-07-22 - Paper goods warehouses go up in flames in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-07-22 - Loading dock bursts into flame at Illinois Historic Preservation Agency building in Springfield (Illinois):

2017-07-22 - Mixed-use building damaged by electrical room fire near the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry (New York):

2017-07-22 - Cabin destroyed by fire in coastal Puna (Hawaii), nobody there:

2017-07-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at midnight in Mills (Wyoming), near the North Platte River, nobody there:

2017-07-22 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire just after 2 AM in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2017-07-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2017-07-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Plattsburgh (New York):

2017-07-22 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4 AM in Herriman (Utah), nobody there:

2017-07-22 - Home destroyed by fire near the Mississippi River in Belleville (Illinois), nobody there:

2017-07-22 - Deadly fire burns home in Keokuk (Iowa), 3400 feet from the Mississippi River, 1 killed:

2017-07-22 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Mobile (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-07-22 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-07-22 - Vacant home burns at 2:45 AM in Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-07-22 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "At nearly the same time as the abandoned building fire, crews also fought a separate fire at a single-wide mobile home in East Travis County. The call for that one came in at about 7:48 p.m. in the 3700 block of River Road north of SH 71 before you get to McKinney Roughs Nature Park."

2017-07-22 - Vacant appliance store burns in Fresno (California):

2017-07-22 - Animal life dying off hard, odor of hydrogen sulfide present, at Lake Karasun in Krasnodar (Russia):

Quote: "The inhabitants of Krasnodar reported that something strange was going on in Lake Karasun. A video appeared on the Internet, the author of which declares that the local fauna is dying massively in the Karasun lakes. In addition, there is a stable smell of hydrogen sulfide in the district, Live Kuban reports."

2017-07-22 - Woman, 61, found dead in swimming pool in coastal South Kingstown (Rhode Island):

2017-07-22 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Middletown (New Jersey):

2017-07-22 - Man, 19, firefighter, has seizure while swimming and dies in Lake Palestine (Texas):

Quote: "The Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department posted on Facebook July 23 that 19-year-old Zane Simons was swimming with friends Friday evening when he had a seizure and drowned."

2017-07-22 - Man in his 30s dies while diving near coastal Dahab (Egypt):

2017-07-22 - Man, 61, found dead in Lake George (New York):

2017-07-22 - Man found dead in the Shetucket River in Norwich (Connecticut):

2017-07-22 - Man found dead in the Kern River near Lake Isabella (California):

2017-07-22 - Boy, 5, found dead in 2 feet of water in pond at park in Evansville (Indiana):

2017-07-22 - Person found dead in the Mississippi River near mall in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-07-22 - Man, 58, found dead in Smith Mountain Lake (Virginia):

2017-07-22 - Man found dead in Saddlebag Lake in Polk County (Florida):

2017-07-22 - Man, 28, found dead on Boggy Creek Road in Orlando (Florida):

2017-07-22 - Man, 58, slumps over dead in box truck at mall in Niles (Ohio):

2017-07-22 - Man, 72, actor John Heard, found dead in hotel room in coastal Palo Alto (California):

2017-07-22 - Man has 'medical issue' in jail cell, dies shortly later, in Globe (Arizona):

2017-07-22 - Person found dead in the Colorado River in Mesa County (Colorado):

2017-07-22 - Person found dead in field in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2017-07-22 - Man, 76, found dead in Lake Murray near Irmo (South Carolina):

2017-07-22 - Man found dead near home in Clinton (South Carolina):

2017-07-22 - Man, 59, goes into 'medical distress' while swimming, dies shortly later, at coastal Port Hood Beach (Canada):

Quote: "A man from Sydney, N.S., has died after experiencing medical distress while swimming at Port Hood Beach in Cape Breton on Saturday."

2017-07-22 - Man, 80, drops dead on footpath near coastal Lennox Head (Australia):

2017-07-22 - Girl, 14, found dead in canal in Mehatpur (India):

2017-07-22 - Man, 38, found dead in lake in Kharkiv (Ukraine):

2017-07-22 - Man, 29, found dead in Lake Malawi (Malawi):

2017-07-22 - Man found dead at Cavehill in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2017-07-22 - Man, 62, found dead in coastal St Cyrus (Scotland):

2017-07-22 - Man has 'medical issue' just before 2 AM, pickup hits tree, in Wichita Falls (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to WFPD, a medical issue led to a crash that sent a man to the hospital early Saturday morning. It happened just before 2 a.m. near the intersection of Kemp and Callfield Rd. WFPD Sgt. Venerable says the truck involved veered off the road and hit a tree, pinning the driver inside."

2017-07-22 - Small plane crashes near airport in Apple Valley (California), 1 killed:

2017-07-22 - Small plane crashes into field in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-07-22 - Float plane crashes into Lake Travis (Texas), engine failure:

2017-07-22 - Freight train derails in Vivian (Louisiana):

2017-07-22 - Passenger train derails in Andimeshk (Iran), 7 injured:

2017-07-22 - Passenger bus and truck crash, in Zhangjiakou (China), 11 killed, 9 injured:

2017-07-22 - Two tractor trailers crash, one bursts into flame, on I-30 near Mount Pleasant (Texas), 2 injured:

2017-07-22 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into ravine, in coastal Renton (Washington), 2 killed:

2017-07-22 - Car and dump truck crash, fire erupts, near Alliston (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-07-22 - Car crashes into guardrail at 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-07-22 - Car veers off road just after midnight, crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, in Dewitt (New York), 1 injured:

2017-07-22 - Man spotted running around naked in coastal Nakhodka (Russia):

2017-07-22 - Shark attacks and lightly injures woman near Key West (Florida):

2017-07-22 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man at beach in Mallorca (Spain):

Note: Most overly dramatic writing for a mild shark attack ever!

2017-07-22 - Squirrel goes on rampage, attacks 5 people at Prospect Park in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "Officials say squirrels are rarely infected with rabies, but because of the unusually aggressive behavior, they're assuming the animal is rabid, Borg reported."

2017-07-22 - Wolves increasingly killing hunting dogs in Wisconsin:

Quote: "Nearly twice as many hunting dogs were killed by wolves in Wisconsin in 2016 than any other year on record. Wolves killed 41 hounds used for hunting animals such as bears and coyotes last year. The closest year in comparison is 2014, when 23 hounds were killed."

2017-07-22 - Building under construction collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 2 killed:

2017-07-22 - Railroad overpass under construction collapses in Bihar (India), 2 killed, 5 injured:

2017-07-22 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2017-07-22 - Man, 45, goes missing while tubing in coastal Currituck Sound (North Carolina):

2017-07-22 - Boy, 13, goes missing while swimming at coastal Gloucester Point Beach (Virginia):

2017-07-22 - Man goes missing on Indian Lake in the Town of Bellmont (New York):

2017-07-22 - Temp hits 108F in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-07-22 - Worst drought in 16 years hits North Korea:

2017-07-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-07-22 - Fierce storm brings flooding to New Zealand, state of emergency declared:

2017-07-22 - Oil spills perturb entire ocean food webs – the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem may never recover:

2017-07-22 - Study shows how killer nanoparticles in air pollution cause heart disease:

2017-07-22 - Robot finds likely melted nuclear fuel heap inside nuclear reactor in Fukushima (Japan):

2017-07-22 - Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction:


  1. Mornin' Jonny. Has the heat dissipated out there? If anything, it will be moving eastward like the storms, pushed by the meandering jet stream. At least you didn't get the tornados!

    [I posted this early on zeta, so just ignore the duplicates]
    Eight tropical cyclones spinning simultaneously in the north Pacific Ocean for first time since 1974

    Evacuation orders and advisories to 120,000 after record-breaking rain hits Akita, Japan

    Rome faces water rationing as city bans pumping water from drought-hit Lake Bracciano

    City warns 'aggressive' squirrel that's gnawed on five people in Brooklyn park may have rabies

    Damaging storms leave nearly 100,000 people without power in the Kansas City area

    Tourist is attacked by shark off Mallorca, Spain

    This is the third time a shark has been seen in the waters of Mallorca in the last few weeks. [more]

    Sea of plastic: 'Straws suck' campaign raises awareness about ocean pollution

    In the U.S. alone, people discard 500 million straws every day, or more than 180 billion a year. That's about 1.4 million kilograms of plastic sent to landfills and into the oceans every day! [more]

    'Fidget spinner' crop circle appears in West Sussex

    a mysterious crop circle had been created in a near by field and looks suspiciously like a recent children's craze [more]

    Monday, 24 July 2017
    More on the Arctic sea ice melt
    Arctic sea ice: "It looks very ugly what is unfolding"

    Mid-summer hailstorm in St Petersburg

    US military poisoned water of an entire town in Washington state

    Entire town in Washington 'trapped': Military poisoned water supply, homes unsellable

    [militaries are about DESTRUCTION; this article is from SOTT!]

    An entire town in Washington state is feeling the wrath of the world's largest polluter — the US military — now their water is dangerously toxic. 

    Toxic chemicals have permeated the water supply of Washington's Whidbey Island, contaminating schools, homes, businesses, and a hospital, for years, but — even at levels considered 400 percent over what the EPA considers acceptable — the U.S. Navy hasn't taken full responsibility for the disastrous mess, much less done anything to ameliorate the problem. 

    Already coping with inadequate supplies of potable water, Whidbey Islanders have had their fill of the Navy's horrendous treatment of the environment with noxious chemicals and harrowingly loud noise. Indeed, Truthout reports — much like Flint, Michigan — many residents have no option but to use bottled water for all their needs.  [more]

    [continued below]


  2. See how methane emissions have changed since 2006

    Increase in methane releases from NOAA (that always trims the info if it looks too bad)

    Thawing Permafrost Poses Even Greater Climate Threat Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

    "This is another methane source that has not been included so much in the models," said the study's lead author, Katrin Kohnert, a climate scientist at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany. "If, in other regions, the permafrost becomes discontinuous, more areas will contribute geologic methane." [more]

    Michael Mann Responds to ‘Uninhabitable Earth’

    Michael Mann, the scientist who brought us the hockey stick uses his authority to tell us to forget it all – it’s not as bad as we thought.

    Gas pipelines supplying Europe “in real danger from exploding tundra” warns scientist

    Some 7,000 pingos - scientific name hydrolaccoliths - have been identified in Yamal, and one estimate is that some 700 of these mounds could be prone to eruptions. [more]

    Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age

    A new study finds that as some of the world’s largest oilfields age, the energy required to keep them operating can rise dramatically even as the amount of petroleum they produce drops.
    Failing to take the changing energy requirements of oilfields into account can cause oilfield managers or policymakers to underestimate the true climate impacts, Stanford scientists warn. [more]

    I was interviewed by Dougie the Abolitionist on live radio in Atlanta, Georgia the evening of 20 July 2017. The result is described and archived temporarily here.

    A Mystery Investor Has Made A 262 Million Dollar Bet That The Stock Market Will Crash By October

    Sheeple Are Not SUPPOSED To See It Coming

    Emerging Markets are exporting deflation to the U.S. while the U.S. is exporting reflationary delusion to the rest of the world. All while Central Banks are trying to rein in the asset bubble they created...

    It's an end-of-cycle Faustian Bargain with no happy ending

    "Welcome to the Third World" [more]

    We got lucky! Monster sunspot AR2665 which faced Earth two weeks ago ejects a massive flare as big as the Carrington event and it's coming back

    Earthquake swarm continues in the Mammoth Lakes area: Hundreds of earthquakes hit the region in recent day


  3. News Links, July 24, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    The ECB Morphs into the Mother of All "Bad Banks"

    Southeast Asia tax revenue falls well short of global average

    Bill Gross is worried that central banks will lead the world into recession

    Bottom falling out of US dollar: Drops to near 2-year low vs the euro, 2017 loss now 10%

    Money Supply Growth Falls Again, Dropping to 105-Month Low

    Prime Minister quietly issues warning on house prices (Australia)

    The Meltdown in Venezuela's Currency Is Deepening

    Hyundai Motor confronts twin crises in China, US

    Here's why deeply flawed Western economic models are undermining the worst global recovery in history

    Toe the line! Trump's Slide into Endless-War Syndrome
    Much like President Obama, President Trump was elected as the relative "peace candidate" but – once in office – has veered into Official Washington's neocon "logic" of endless war.

    EU "Sounds Alarm" Over New US Sanctions On Russia; Germany Threatens Retaliation

    Palestinian President Cuts Off Diplomatic Ties With Israel

    U.N. agency: Sex trafficking of migrants spiking in Italy

    "Everything Will Collapse" German Judge Warns As Refugees Flood System With Appeals

    Rio de Janeiro: Police protest over rising Brazil violence

    Researchers have been underestimating the cost of wind and solar

    Oil Rig Count Falls By 1 As Analyst Warns Permian Reserves Are Grossly Exaggerated

    US and UK government reports show that nuclear power is set to become more expensive than renewables

    Elon Musk: Running U.S. on Solar Requires 100 Square Miles of Panels

    Ontario wind turbine factory closing, hundreds losing jobs

    Up to 100 Japanese solar PV firms could go bust this year, report finds

    German nuclear damage shows atomic and renewable power are unhappy bedfellows

    Saudi Arabia Turns Off the U.S. Oil Tap

    Venezuela Will Be The First Sovereign Oil Producer To See An "All-Out Collapse"

    Taiwan's power supply under pressure amid nuclear reactor problems

    Junk energy: U.S. SMASHES RECORD: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World

    How Noise Pollution Affects Animals And Even Plants

    Report: Mental illness 'major public health concern in the United States'

    All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

    A recent heatwave in Siberia's frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions

    A whistleblower plays by the rules at CIA, and finds 'nothing gets done'

    [continued below]


  4. CIA Chief: WikiLeaks Will Take Down America Any Way They Can
    [OH, but the CIA is a rogue agency, so they can't talk!]
    Declares Group a 'Non-State Hostile Intelligence Service'

    5 weird conspiracy theories from CIA Director Mike Pompeo
    [there's some of that "mental illness" from article above]

    Schumer Comes Clean: Democrats - Not Russia - Are To Blame For Hillary's Loss

    Syria Gas Attack and Russian Election Hacking...Debunking Fake News With Scott Ritter (29-minute video)
    Well worth the time. Ritter offers some great insights and plenty of facts. Especially exposes the absurdity of the Syria "sarin attack investigation." Rips the "White Helmets." -- RF

    When We Can No Longer Tell the Truth...
    When we can no longer tell the truth because the truth will bring the whole rotten, fragile status quo down in a heap of broken promises and lies, we've reached the perfection of dysfunction.

    Oil shortages and climate change may lead to refugee camps even in the U.S. and Europe

    If you care about the planet, don't buy so much
    A frank admission of unsustainability. -- RF

    The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded
    The global population crash will come earlier than 2076. All it takes is the failure of one part of the system — such as when the trucks stop running or the financial system fails — to precipitate mass starvation, chaos, riots, and the near-instant return to a much simpler and more brutal existence. -- RF

    Bloat: Why do government agencies grow year after year? (4-minute video)

    The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google
    These palaces will of course join the many other monuments built by collapsed civilizations and empires to celebrate their own supposed permanence and invincibility. How much longer before the halls go dark, and the machines go silent? -- RF

    Venomous fire ant invasion spreads to Kyushu region [Japan]

    JMA report: Climate change turning up the heat in Hokkaido

    As Sales Plunge, GM Might Cancel Six Car Models
    Discussions with the UAW have started. Entire plants at risk.

    Broad Measure of U.S. Manufacturing Efficiency Confirms Downtrend

    More Americans are renters now than at any time in the last 50 years

    More than half of U.S. renters can't afford a mortgage

    Why retiring in America has become less appealing

    Eight States Including Illinois Have Not Recovered Jobs Lost in Prior Recessions

    45 Senators Now Support Bill Criminalizing Boycott of Israel
    [so much for the 1st Amendment]


  5. The McPherson interview occurs in the 2nd hour (and in the last 15 minutes of that hour) in the above radio show.

    Human trafficking bust: Over a dozen Missouri massage parlors raided

    14 killed in wild animal attacks in Chitwan National Park, Nepal in 2016/17; compared to 5 for previous year

    Pit bull terrier breaks through window to attack man on road in Denison, Texas

    [I was once hired to replace a screen door (with metal guard) that looked like a motorcycle barreled through it - damaged by a Chow-chow going after a mailman!]

    Severe hailstorm ends football match in Bischofshofen, Austria (VIDEO)

    While Jordan Spieth was claiming the Open title at Royal Birkdale on Sunday, hailstones the size of golf balls called an end to a pre-season friendly. [more]

    Surge of vicious raccoon attacks on people in the United States


    Lightning bolt kills 2 farmers in Bangladesh


  6. Yeah, a storm came through Kansas City and here and blew that heatwave to the east. Temps in the low 90s now and for a while, looks like. It's amazing how big a difference it is between 108 and 92 - the AC is keeping up again now. It's creating more heat in doing so, of course, but Not In My Back Yard! Heh.