Thursday, July 27, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-26

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

2017-07-26 - SUV bursts into flame and kills boy at home on Andrews Circle in Lugoff (South Carolina), mother burned:

Quote: "The Kershaw County Coroner's office says a five-year-old boy died after the car he'd been left in caught fire."

Quote: "West says the incident happened outside a home in the county around 10:53 a.m. Wednesday, when the mother went to another person's house. While she was inside, she left her three children in her car with the vehicle running and the air conditioning on. Somehow, though, the car caught fire, and two of the children were able to get out and run inside to get help from their mother. The mom opened the back hatch of the car, and began removing Easton from his car seat. She was able to get the child out, but at that point, West said the child had burns on 75 percent of his body. He was taken to the Augusta Burn Center for treatment, but eventually succumbed to his injuries. West says the mom received burns to her arms from trying to get her child out of the vehicle."

2017-07-26 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and the ground in and around New Ipswich (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Residents of Temple, Greenville and New Ipswich say they heard and felt a loud explosion Wednesday night around 9 p.m., according to interviews and messages on social media. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office confirmed officers were dispatched to Greenbriar Road in New Ipswich at 9:01 p.m., but they said 'nothing was found.' It is not known what caused the explosion. Samanta Febonio posted a comment on Facebook that read, 'What in God’s name is that explosion? I’m terrified.'"

2017-07-26 - Wildfire continues burning for third day near coastal Saint-Tropez (France), 200 caravans destroyed:

Quote: "Wildfires are also burning in nearby Corsica, Portugal, Italy, and Albania."

Note: Might get easier at some point just to list the places that AREN'T burning...

2017-07-26 - Nine major wildfires battles by 2000 firefighters in central Portugal:

Quote: "More than 2,000 firefighters are battling nine major wildfires in Portugal, where drought conditions, high temperatures and strong winds are fueling the flames. Almost 1,000 other firefighters are conducting mopping-up operations at 37 other Portuguese woodland blazes Wednesday. Ash floated in the air and vast plumes of smoke covered areas of central Portugal, in the area around Serta, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Lisbon. The Civil Protection Agency said 24 water-dropping aircraft were in action."

2017-07-26 - Numerous wildfires rage across Oregon:

2017-07-26 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, scrap metal and junk cars burn, in Madison Township (Michigan):

2017-07-26 - Two transformers go up in flames at metro station in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-07-26 - Transformer explodes in Wood River (Illinois), blackouts ensue:

2017-07-26 - Passenger plane hit by burning odor, plane makes emergency landing in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "Alaska Airlines flight AS-792 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Spokane International Airport, Spokane County, Washington, on July 24th. The Boeing 737-800 flying from Seattle, Washington, to Detroit, Michigan, had to divert due to burning odor on board."

Note: This is the 67th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on street in Kennewick (Washington), near the Columbia River, 1 injured:

Quote: "A man is suffering from injuries after he was burned in a fire while driving. Firefighters told Action News a man was driving his car at 28th Avenue and Olympia Street when a car fire burned him and caused him to inhale smoke, just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Medics rushed the victim to Trios Health where he is being treated for possible burn injuries and smoke inhalation."

2017-07-26 - Apartment building explodes in Kiev (Ukraine), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 218th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-07-26 - Fishing ship 'N-79 Warrior' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Yerseke (Netherlands):

Quote: "The fire brigade was alerted in the afternoon of July 26, 2017, for a fire on the 'Warrior - N 79' at the Van Os Shipyard in Yerseke. Around 11.20 a.m. the fire broke out in the foreship. The fire brigade initially started the cooling of the ship and later launched an attack. Around 11.55 the alert was formally scaled up to 'big fire'. Four vehicles were engaged in fighting the fire with foam. At 12.30 p.m. the fire was under control."

2017-07-26 - Boat bursts into flame while docked near Tongue Cove Drive in coastal Lusby (Maryland):

Quote: "A late afternoon boat and dock fire Wednesday, July 26 brought emergency responders by land and water to Tongue Cove in Lusby. The smoke could be seen across the Patuxent River in St. Mary's County. Firefighters from Calvert and St. Mary's counties were dispatched."

Note: These are the 685th and 686th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-26 - Passenger train bursts into flame near Burnham (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services have been called to a train fire in Burnham this evening. A multi agency response took place just before midnight on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the drivers cab of a Great Western train near Burnham."

2017-07-26 - Theater bus bursts into flame while parked at home in Louisville (Kentucky):

Note: This is the 516th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-85 near Waugh (Georgia):

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-80 near Elko (Nevada):

Quote: "A tractor-trailer rig that was fully engulfed in flames started a wildland fire around 2 p.m. Wednesday along Interstate 80. The semi had been traveling in the westbound lane near mile marker 304."

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame then crashes, on I-70 in Saline County (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "A truck driver from Bolivar was killed Wednesday when his tractor-trailer caught fire and overturned on Interstate 70 in Saline County. Richard L. Slack, 66, was driving westbound around 4:30 p.m. when one of his tires caught fire, according to a crash report completed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol."

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at industrial site in coastal Ajman (UAE):

Note: These are the 1328th, 1329th, 1330th and 1331st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-26 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame at 3:45 AM while parked at home in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2017-07-26 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on street in Renigunta (India):

2017-07-26 - RV, camper-van, RV trailer, quad bike and trailer destroyed by fire while parked in vehicle storage lot in Vancouver (Washington):

Quote: "Five vehicles were a total loss, including a camper van, a travel trailer, a motor home, a large trailer filled with carpet and mattresses and a quad, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said. The Chevy truck was damaged but was not a complete loss."

2017-07-26 - RV bursts into flame just after 3 AM while parked on Merlin Road in Merlin (Oregon):

2017-07-26 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Ohio River Road in Parkersburg (West Virginia):

2017-07-26 - RV bursts into flame at home in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-07-26 - RV bursts into flame on Anchor Way in Great Bend (Kansas):

Note: These are the 352nd, 353rd, 354th, 355th and 356th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-26 - SUV bursts into flame just after 4 AM on Chicago Avenue in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2017-07-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Shaw Road in Jackson (Mississippi):

2017-07-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Oak Bluffs (Massachusetts):

2017-07-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Ormond Beach (Florida):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Rochester (New York):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Donner Summit Rest Area on I-80 near Donner Lake (California):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on street, ignites brush fire, in Jerome (Idaho):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame at 5:45 AM on I-5 in Commerce (California):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-495 in Wrentham (Massachusetts):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 near Nitro (West Virginia):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on the Northern State Parkway on coastal Long Island (New York):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Yuma (Arizona):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on street in the Sky Lake area in Cleveland (Georgia):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on Sherbrooke Street in Ainslie (Australia):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame in driveway at home on Chapel Street in Warmington (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on Dunnett Close in Attleborough (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame at 11:01 PM on Withybrook Lane in Shilton (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in Dawley, Telford (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame near home on Broadbridge Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame at home in Kershaw County (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in Hillsborough County (Florida):

2017-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Lox Lane in Shaftesbury (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Four-wheeler bursts into flame while parked at home on Pumpkin Bloom Lane in Greeneville (Tennessee):

2017-07-26 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire before 4 AM at home in coastal Everett (Washington):

2017-07-26 - Barn and 100 tons of hay destroyed by fire in Dobsons Bridge, Whixall (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Portland (Oregon):

2017-07-26 - Pallet company hit by fire, 1000 pallets burn, in Newport (Tennessee):

2017-07-26 - Hardwood flooring plant damaged by fire in Brighton (Missouri):

2017-07-26 - Commercial building damaged by fire in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "DiBona said several roof-top air-conditioning units, some still in their boxes, were burned. The fire may have started in one of those units, he said."

2017-07-26 - Four sheds go up in flames at 3:51 AM on Cranberry Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cranberry Way, Hull. Wed 26 Jul 2017 03:51 (No:16354) Four sheds involved in fire. One hose reel and hay drags in use."

2017-07-26 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Harrison County (Mississippi):

2017-07-26 - Mobile home destroyed by fire, two more mobile homes damaged, in Indio (California):

2017-07-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Pottsville (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-07-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Meriden (Connecticut):

2017-07-26 - Home destroyed by fire in North Stonington (Connecticut), nobody there:

2017-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Brownsville (Tennessee):

2017-07-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Corinth (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2017-07-26 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 1 AM on Cooke Road in Paige (Texas), 2 killed:

2017-07-26 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building at 2 AM in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River, 1 killed:

2017-07-26 - Vacant home burns just after midnight and again at 5 AM in Youngstown (Ohio):

2017-07-26 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Eureka (California):

2017-07-26 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake, seagulls dropping dead from the sky, in Birmingham (Britain):

Quote: "Earlier this month, the Birmingham Mail told how the angler contacted the city council at the end of June to report a number of dead fish in the ‘murky’ lake. He also said he had witnessed seagulls ‘falling from the sky’ after drinking the water."

Quote: "Thousands of dead fish have mysteriously floated to the surface of a city lake popular with anglers - weeks after the authority said the water was ‘NOT hazardous’."

Note: It's obviously hazardous to the fish and seagulls. Just ask them. Oh, they're dead...

2017-07-26 - Fish and 50 salamanders found dead in Harpers Creek in Nelson County (Virginia):

2017-07-26 - Fish washing ashore dying in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2017-07-26 - Hundreds of fish wash up dead in Sao Jose de Ribamar (Brazil):

2017-07-26 - Thousands of fish found dead in river in Mato Grosso (Brazil):

2017-07-26 - Two boys, 14 and 15, found dead in hotel swimming pool in Nyanza (Rwanda):

2017-07-26 - Man and boy, 12, found dead in the Agno River in Pangasinan (Philippine Islands):

2017-07-26 - Man, 46, dies while diving at the Andria Dorea wreck near coastal Nantucket (Massachusetts):

2017-07-26 - Man, 79, dies while snorkeling near coastal Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys (Florida):

2017-07-26 - Man, 50, slumps over dead in car at gas station in New London (Virginia):

2017-07-26 - Man, 40s or 50s, slumps over dead under Arkansas River bridge in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "They say there are no signs of foul play, no trauma to the body and no signs of drug use."

2017-07-26 - Man found dead in Border Lake in Corona (California):

2017-07-26 - Boy, 11, falls into the Detroit River and dies in Trenton (Michigan):

2017-07-26 - Man found dead in Brandywine Creek near Wilmington (Delaware):

2017-07-26 - Woman, 32, found dead in the Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park (California):

2017-07-26 - Man in his 20s found dead in bathroom at park in Riviera (Texas):

2017-07-26 - Man, 18, found dead in Lake Whatcom near Camp Firwood (Washington):

2017-07-26 - Person found dead in the Mississippi River near Brightside Drive in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-07-26 - Man in his 50s found dead in swimming pool in Aylmer (Canada):

2017-07-26 - Man, 49, found dead in Okanagan Lake (Canada):

2017-07-26 - Person drops dead near canal near boating facility in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "The body was found on land and not in the water, near 17 Avenue S.E., at around 11:15 a.m."

2017-07-26 - Man, 69, found dead in submerged car in South Gladstone (Australia):

2017-07-26 - Man, around 35, found dead and partially submerged in Oyster Pond on the island of Saint Martin:

2017-07-26 - Man, 43, drops dead at Seaways Caravan Park in coastal Roman Bank (Britain):

2017-07-26 - Man, 43, has 'medical emergency', car slams into wall, in Richmond (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "The victim, Damon L. Whitehead, 43, of the 600 block of North Laburnum Avenue was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team is investigating and said that preliminary reports show Whitehead may have suffered a medical emergency shortly before the collision."

2017-07-26 - Man, 50, has 'medical emergency', car slams into home, in Cedar Rapids (Iowa), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say James Allen Carnahan, 50, of Cedar Rapids was driving the car that ran into the house. They say Carnahan had a medical emergency which caused him to lose consciousness and control of the vehicle."

2017-07-26 - Woman, 70, slumps over unconscious, SUV plows into restaurant, in Little Rock (Arkansas):

Quote: "A 70-year-old woman who was meeting her sister for lunch 'blacked out' and barreled through the side of the Cracker Barrel restaurant in west Little Rock about midday Wednesday, police say."

2017-07-26 - Man has 'medical event', car hits two parked cars and shop, in Moerewa (New Zealand), 7 miles from the coast, 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical event is thought to have caused a vehicle to hit two parked cars before crashing into a shop, forcing a pedestrian to jump out of the way. The accident occurred about 11am on Wednesday on Moerewa's main street."

2017-07-26 - Small plane crashes and burns on I-15 near Riverdale (Utah), 4 killed:

Quote: "Driver April Demetropolis was on her way to work when the plane crashed so close to her car that she felt the reverberation and heat from the explosion, the Deseret News reported. 'Out of nowhere from the east side, a plane came swooping in and just nose-dived into the middle of the freeway,' Demetropolis told the newspaper. 'It exploded. The flames engulfed the entire street.'"

2017-07-26 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, on the Yellowhead Highway near Edmonton (Canada):

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-15 near Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-25 near Pueblo (Colorado):

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-77 in Charleston (West Virginia):

2017-07-26 - Tractor trailer crashes into canal in Suphan Buri (Thailand), 70 pigs killed:

2017-07-26 - Dump truck veers off road, hits home, bursts into flame, in Rock Hill (South Carolina):

2017-07-26 - Pickup truck rolls over man and ignites, in Aroostook County (Maine), 1 killed:

2017-07-26 - Pickup truck crashes off overpass, nosedives onto I-81, near Winchester (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "'We don’t have any evidence otherwise, but it appears that he may have been already incapacitated when he left the road,' Gosnell said. Gosnell said that there were no signs that Perkins braked or steered his car. 'It could be that he either passed out or had a different medical event that caused him to leave the roadway,' Gosnell said."

Note: Might already have been dead, not just incapacitated, and dead people tend to make terrible drivers...

2017-07-26 - Car crashes off overpass, lands on I-94, bursts into flame, in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-07-26 - Car crashes into drainage ditch in Saline County (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-07-26 - Naked injured man found on street in Topeka (Kansas):

2017-07-26 - Naked man digs in trash and menaces woman at train station in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Madera said she thought the naked man walking near the METRORail at Fulton at 610 was a joke. 'Somebody was messing with me. I was like no this is not happening,' she said. 'I'm looking around everywhere.' The man started digging through a trash can and throwing things out, she said. Madera said things turned dangerous when the man charged towards her car."

Quote: "Another day, another naked man near the Houston MetroRail. It seems that Houston’s public transit is a magnet for naked men. Last month, a video showing a naked man getting tasered by Houston cops on a MetroRail train went viral."

2017-07-26 - Naked man, 20, found at train station in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "Naked man on Hong Kong MTR stopped during evening rush hour. First seen on street in Tsim Sha Tsui and later arrested in North Point station, he is said to have told a security guard he was living in a game world."

2017-07-26 - Coyotes attack and kill pet cat in Sunnyvale (California):

2017-07-26 - Elephant kills handler, elephant shot dead, in Zimbabwe:

2017-07-26 - Man breaks into park to take selfie with elephant, elephant kills him, in Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bangalore (India):

2017-07-26 - Large sinkhole opens in yard at home in Mahoning Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-26 - Sinkhole opens in yard at home in Dubuque (Iowa):

2017-07-26 - Home partially collapses in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-26 - Parking garage partially collapses at hospital in Charleston (West Virginia), 3 injured:

2017-07-26 - Ride malfunctions at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus (Ohio), 1 killed, 7 injured:

Quote: "One person died and seven people were injured, three of whom were in critical condition, he said. Witnesses reported that the ride that malfunctioned was the Fire Ball, which spins and swings passengers in a pendulum-like motion."

Quote: "A witness told NBC News that 'the whole car went flying off and over the side while in motion.'"

2017-07-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Poway (California):

2017-07-26 - Man collapses on South Cliff Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain), 200 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "South Cliff Road, Bridlington. Wed 26 Jul 2017 19:26 (No:16406) Adult male collapsed. First aid administered by Fire Service personnel until arrival of paramedic."

2017-07-26 - Great Sitkin Volcano rumbling and quaking in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2017-07-26 - Volcano Katla shaken by magnitude 4.5 and 3.2 earthquakes in Iceland, then hydrogen sulfide emanates from river:

Quote: "A strong smell of sulfur has descended on the town of Vík in South Iceland following yesterday's powerful earthquake in the sub glacial volcano Katla. Katla is hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Vík is located in the foothills of the glacier."

Quote: "The smell is caused by Hydrogen sulfide which is emitted at geothermal areas. It is not unusual for Múlakvísl river to smell of sulfur, but the smell today is unusually powerful, and is probably connected to yesterday's seismic activity."

2017-07-26 - Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean off Okinawa (Japan):

2017-07-26 - Earthquake swarm shakes Reykjanes (Iceland):

2017-07-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Russian River in Sonoma County (California):

2017-07-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Pine Lake in Alberta (Canada):

2017-07-26 - Heatwave continues broiling Shanghai (China):

2017-07-26 - Heatwave hits Iceland:

2017-07-26 - Drought hits North Dakota, disaster declared for most of the state:

2017-07-26 - After months of water rationing, Nairobi may run dry – 'Our underground rivers have dried up':

2017-07-26 - Lightning strike kills boy in Houston County (Alabama):

2017-07-26 - Lightning strike kills 10 cattle on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

2017-07-26 - Anomalous hailstorm hits Grottammare on the Adriatic Coast in Italy:

2017-07-26 - Anomalous hailstorm hits Croatia:

2017-07-26 - Unprecedented rainfall hits Rajasthan (India), 57+ inches in 48 hours, flooding ensues:

2017-07-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Germany:

2017-07-26 - Scientists consider 'cloud brightening' to slow global warming:

Note: Is that in addition to all the stuff they're already spraying in the sky?

2017-07-26 - Slow meteor recorded over the Mediterranean Sea:

2017-07-26 - Strange sounds recorded in the sky over Austria:

2017-07-26 - Low sperm count could cause extinction:

Note: We'll probably run out of living people loooong before living men run out of sperm...

2017-07-26 - Asteroid 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD:

2017-07-26 - Comets from Oort Cloud more common threat to Earth than previously thought:

2017-07-26 - China developing 'pre-crime' artificial intelligence to catch suspects before they do the crime:

2017-07-26 - North Carolina Police Chief stops arresting opioid addicts, finds that offering help causes crime and addiction to plummet:


  1. Hey Jonny. Got in a little late last evening (~ 2 a.m.), so i'm kinda draggin' anchor here.

    4-year-old boy killed at home by pack of 4 dogs in El Paso, Texas

    Shallow 4.7 earthquake hits Nahavan, Iran, 10 injured

    Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake in North Atlantic Ocean

    Passenger jet bound for Istanbul battered by 'golfball-size hailstones' and forced into emergency landing at Çanakkale, Turkey

    Storms bring flooding across Germany

    Extreme summer storms hit Turkey's Istanbul with torrential rain and golf ball sized hailstones

    Friday, 28 July 2017
    Climate change and extreme weather update - 07/27/2017

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #48 (July 24th to July 27th 2017)

    Storms in the Arctic

    Weather conditions in the Arctic

    Banking woes in Italy


    U.S. House Science Committee chair says global warming is a good thing – “Smith is slowly advancing through the stages of denial”

    How Governments, Food Companies, Big Pharma, Media and Healthcare Operators Keep Us Fat and Sick

    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum proclaimes a statewide fire and drought emergency after devastating drought has left tinder box conditions

    Increase in seismic activity at Great Sitkin Volcano in the central Aleutian Islands Alaska could explode ash 25,000 ft above sea level

    Occupy Supply-Side Self-Muppetization


  2. Trying to psych myself up to install a new receiver tomorrow. Old one was 12 years old and it just suddenly up and died. Boooo, hate dealing with all those wires and speaker cables and stuff. Ah well, that's the kind of mild doom I can handle there: complicated wiring doom!

  3. There you are in the relay shack, wires all around you, diodes blinking, the soft whir of the internal fans, digital monitors flashing matrix-like alpha-numeric codes in various places, and you with a burnt out unit sittin' in front of you - I can picture it.

    Last night, in their final set, Tweed invited the keyboard/sax player from Litz to come up and blow the horn in the middle of a song they were doin' - it was outstanding!

    Here's some more stuff comin' in from the net:

    London police have 'reasonable grounds' to suspect Grenfell Tower council owner and management company committed corporate manslaughter

    North Korea believed to have conducted new missile test landing in sea - Update: Pentagon claims ICBM, Russia says IRBM

    'Time running out' to solve the N. Korea crisis, says US army chief of staff

    [so what he means is, "let's have the air force bomb the shit out of 'em!" ("I know, let's give eem ta Mongo!" - Blazing Saddles)]

    ICE takes aim at street gang MS-13, pressures local police to 'hang on' to criminal detainees

    [better watch out - these guys are armed and crazy, take it right to your house]

    New wildfires continue to break out in France and Portugal

    New fires keep breaking out in the south of France and in central Portugal as tourists flee in the thousands. [more]

    Discoveries of rare oarfish cause fears of impending doom in South Korea

    [they may be correct this time!]

    5 killed by landslide in southeastern Bangladesh after heavy rains; 8 inches in 24 hours

    Dengue fever outbreak passes 100,000 cases in Sri Lanka

    More than 107,000 suspected cases of dengue have been reported so far this year, according to Sri Lanka's ministry of health.

    That's almost twice the number of people diagnosed with dengue in Sri Lanka last year. The death toll from this outbreak is about 300 people, the IFRC says.

    "Some of the hospitals are completely overwhelmed," Tauscher says, describing a typical scene: "It's a big ward, sometimes with many beds, and people are just squeezed in. It's a place [where] I wouldn't want to be sick." [more]

    1,2,3 TCP a cancer-causing chemical plagues California drinking water

    [yeah, big mystery who DUMPED it into the groundwater. ..]

    TCP is a degreasing agent used in the production of plastic products. Lawyer Todd Robbins says the chemical's presence in water supplies across California's Central Valley is largely attributable to two industrial giants that recycled TCP by packaging it with agricultural pesticides. [more]

    [more below]


  4. Study projects deaths from heat and cold for 10 U.S. cities through 2090 – “These results show the cost in terms of human lives due to just this one aspect of climate change: temperature”

    A new study projects that if climate change continues unabated, heat-related deaths will rise dramatically in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas compared to if the predicted increase in global warming is substantially curbed and cities take steps to adapt. [more]

    [sorry fellas, your study is a big waste of time, too simplified and is WAY off on the time-line, all because it doesn't take into account the various "knock-on" effects of said temperature rise (like the ability to GROW FOOD that we're already seeing)]

    News Links, July 28, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Hyundai-Kia Brutally Crushed in China, Mauled in the US

    Steen Jakobsen on the Next 30 Years: "Everything is Deflationary"

    BoAML says there are more 'zombie' companies in Europe now than pre-Lehman times

    Australian Housing Affordability the Worst in 130 Years

    Markets Relax Merrily on a Powerful Time Bomb

    The Dollar's Slow Demise Continues in Plain Sight
    "The present monetary system of the world, based on the dollar, is on its death-bed."

    There Is Simply No Scientific Backing For TSA's Behavioral Detection Program

    Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

    Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals

    Chinese intel-gathering ship spotted near US-Australia exercise

    US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order
    The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said on Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.
    Watch the classic movie On the Beach. -- RF

    How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?

    Venezuela: US Occupation Has Already Begun and Is Being Conducted by ExxonMobil

    Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia's presence there for half a century

    Over 111,000 migrants arrived in EU this year, IOM

    Shortage Of Fracking Crews Slows The Shale Boom

    [continued below]


  5. Junk energy: First Anadarko, Now Whiting: Second Shale Company Slashes CapEx Budget ConocoPhillips Trims CAPEX After Posting Quarterly Loss
    ConocoPhillips cut its 2017 capital spending by 4 percent on Thursday, the latest U.S. oil and natural gas producer to do so in reaction to depressed crude prices.

    No free lunch: Ethanol From Carbon Dioxide Is Still A Losing Proposition

    A Worldwide Gas Glut Claims $27 Billion Victim in Canada
    Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd abandoned on Tuesday its plans for the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal, a plant that would have liquefied Canada’s gas and sent the fuel by tanker from the western shores of British Columbia to buyers in Asia. Petronas cited market conditions in its decision. [more]

    Seadrill Warns Again Of Chapter 11 As Extends $14B Debt Talks
    Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill again delayed restructuring its $14 billion in debt and liabilities on Wednesday and reiterated that Chapter 11 bankruptcy was likely.

    New Sanctions On Russia Anger EU, Oil & Gas Industry

    Corn Could Be Major Victim of Climate Change
    Researchers say the possibility of drought hitting multiple corn-growing regions hard in the same year is real.

    Winning: U.S. Crushes All Other Countries In Latest Obesity Study

    Lipizzan Malware: Google Discovers, Blocks Malware That Could Spy On Android Users
    A team of security researchers at Google discovered and blocked a new family of Android malware developed by a cyber arms company that may have its roots in state-sponsored spying efforts.

    Ransomware Operators Now Have Customer Service Departments Just Like Legit Companies

    Australian police seek the right to install malware on home devices during "emergencies"

    CIA ability to trojan Apple OS exposed in latest hacking release is launching a $50 million effort to prepare job seekers for the 'future of work'
    The "future of work" will be growing your own food and trying to keep others from stealing it. -- RF

    The U.S. Empire Continues to Stumble Towards Ruin

    Are We Doomed? Let's Have a Conversation. (Richard Heinberg)
    It's vital to admit to ourselves that industrial civilization and our current way of life are unsustainable; we can't take any realistic and meaningful action while insisting upon business as usual. In this sense, Heinberg is far more realistic than most renewable-energy advocates. -- RF

    Japan's Coming Population Implosion

    Paw power: China plans 100 panda-shaped solar plants on new Silk Road

    Why Surging UK Household Debt Will Cause The Next Crisis

    Nine out of 10 people call for 'plastic-free aisle' in supermarkets, finds survey
    Banning plastic is fine, but the supermarket itself is unsustainable. -- RF

    Hygiene poverty: Poverty 'driving people to choose between eating or keeping clean'

    Climate change drawing squid, anchovies and tuna into UK waters

    The Two Charts That Dictate the Future of the Economy
    If you study these charts closely, you can only conclude that the US economy is doomed to secular stagnation and never-ending recession.

    Make America Safe: Put Congress on Permanent Recess (What the Sanction Bill is Really About)

    More than a third of California households have virtually no savings, are at risk of financial ruin, report says

    Why Illinois Is In Trouble - 63,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $10 Billion

    Spot The Outlier - Seattle Home Prices Go Vertical As Laundered Chinese Money Flows In

    All the signs Silicon Valley isn't nearly as awesome as it thinks it is

    Inside ALEC And The Corporate Push For A Constitutional Convention

    Rents Across The US Hit A New All Time High


  6. Here's where we're at, weather-wise this weekend in PA: rain moving in tonight (potential for a few inches, with flood warnings in effect), continuing into the a.m. on Sat., then gradually clearing out for a cooler than avg. Sun.

    Unusual winter-like low pressure brings coastal storm with life-threatening flash flooding to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts

    An unusual weather pattern for late July is taking shape and will bring a winter-like coastal storm, with the threat of life-threatening flash flooding, to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts this weekend and possibly into early next week. [more]

    Five provinces on emergency alert for 269 forest fires in Indonesia – And their numbers is increasing daily

    Intense storms may diminish protective ozone in Central US.

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

    SOLD To Dedicated Central Bank Muppets. For $Everything

    This week, the last retailer imploded and the Fed confirmed that reflation is over. So gamblers went ALL IN on tequila on the linoleum...

    "It's going to be a big Fall for stocks, so get in before September"

    If you're asking what is keeping the casino aloft at this juncture, I would have to say post-Fed volatility compression, short-covering, and minimal volume... [more]

    You're fired! Trump replaces Priebus with General John Kelly as chief of staff

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is the new White House chief of staff, President Donald Trump has announced via Twitter. [more]

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  7. US and South Korea discuss 'military response' to North Korean missile test

    Forget geoengineering the planet - Lets drug and modify humans instead!

    Tony Thomas finds an academic (Matthew Liao) who suggests that given the climate change risk it might be more ethical to shrink our kids by 6 inches, or drug people with oxytoxin to make them more compliant. Jo Nova thinks it might be more ethical to fund skeptical scientists instead of unskeptical ones and figure out whether a man-made disaster is actually coming before we start shrinking kids.

    Marvel that Matthew Liao is still in his job five years after he released this paper despite his apparent lack of rigor, research and ... ethics. Is he government funded? Hard to say, there's no mention of any funding on the paper, or for his role as Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics. [more]

    110 inches of rain in just four days hits Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India

    [uh, that's almost 10 FEET of rain!]

    This is the highest rainfall received in Mount Abu in the last several decades. [more]

    Dashcam captures meteor fireball flying over Ekaterinburg, Russia

    And another: 'Amazing' meteor fireball recorded over Cordoba, Spain

    Cancer-causing agents found in most tap water across US - study