Monday, July 31, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-31

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

2017-07-31 - Man burns to death in medical scooter at home in Westwego (Louisiana), 1500 feet from the Mississippi River:

Quote: "A man estimated to be in his 60s was found dead inside of his Westwego home Monday night (July 31) after firefighters responded to a call of a 'man in a wheelchair on fire,' according to Westwego fire officials."

Quote: "Investigators said he was trapped on a medical scooter, similar to a motorized wheelchair, in the hall of his home on Avenue A. Now the State Fire Marshall’s office is looking at the scooter a potential source of the fire."

Quote: "So far, the investigation is backing up what neighbors believe they saw when they tried to rescue their friend. 'When I got there, he was sitting in his chair and he was burning from the bottom up in flames,' Mark Hahn said. 'He was moaning and I couldn’t get him out.' Thompson said no other ignition sources near the scooter have been found so far, but said the investigation is still in the preliminary stage."

Note: Medical scooter is just another kind of vehicle...

2017-07-31 - Large pile of scrap appliances bursts into flame in coastal Sparrows Point (Maryland):

Quote: "Firefighters are expected to remain through the night to monitor the site of the old steel mill where a 25-by-25-foot pile of discarded scrap metal, including old air conditioner units and refrigerators, caught fire around 7:30 p.m., said fire department spokesman Lt. Tim Rostkowski. The debris was collected from the site and was going to be loaded onto nearby ships and hauled away, he said."

2017-07-31 - Metal scrapyard hit by fire in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Steel plant rocked by explosion near River Rouge (Michigan), near the Detroit River, 2+ injured:

2017-07-31 - Underground electrical fire and explosion hits Austin (Texas):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame just after 2:30 AM while parked at home, fire scorches two homes, in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "Two homes were damaged by a fire that started in a car. Firefighters went to the 1800 block of Brownell Road in Dayton just after 2:30 a.m. on Monday. When crews arrived, they found a car on fire parked in between two houses."

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Maple Valley (Washington):

Note: Ya gotta be ready to be homeless nowadays if you park a vehicle near your home. Looks like a lot of people are learning that the hard way...

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Pina Selva Place near Templeton (California):

Quote: "Another vehicle fire has spread beyond the car and into vegetation, CAL FIRE SLO reported Monday night. The fire started just before 8 p.m. on Pina Selva Place in the Templeton area."

2017-07-31 - Offshore support ship 'Nor Da Vinci' bursts into flame in the North Sea near coastal Blyth (Britain):

Quote: "Offshore support ship NOR DA VINCI reported fire in engine room at 1316 LT July 31, shortly after leaving Blyth, UK, North Sea. Tynemouth RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched, windfarm support vessel nearby also responded, ready to assist."

2017-07-31 - Cargo ship destroyed by fire near coastal Madras (India), crew abandons ship, 1 possibly killed:

Quote: "A ship due to arrive in Madras has been 'abandoned' in the sea about 75 miles East, following a fire that broke out in her engine room. The Master of the vessel and a crew of 24 have however been saved, though one is feared dead."

2017-07-31 - Three boats go up in flames in the wee hours while docked at marina in Verplanck (New York):

Quote: "Flames tore through several boats in Verplanck early this morning. The fire heavily damaged three boats as well as the nearby docks at the Viking Marina. Fire officials were on the scene for about four hours trying to control the flames using fireboats."

2017-07-31 - Boat explodes at dock in coastal Waterford (Connecticut), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three girls were sent to the hospital after a boat explosion Monday afternoon at the Niantic Bay boat valet."

Note: These are the 695th, 696th, 697th, 698th, 699th and 700th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-31 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on street in Arambagh, Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2017-07-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Nyakabande (Uganda):

Note: These are the 525th and 526th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-07-31 - Mobile crane bursts into flame at docks in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

Quote: "Watch the moment a 95-tonne mobile crane went up in flames at Portsmouth Dockyard this afternoon."

2017-07-31 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the M62 near Huddersfield (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-25 near Erie (Colorado):

2017-07-31 - Tractor and trailer go up in flames in coastal Weisdale in the Shetland Islands (Scotland):

Note: These are the 1359th, 1360th, 1361st and 1362nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-31 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on I-64 in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2017-07-31 - Utility truck bursts into flame just after midnight while parked inside business in Missoula (Montana):

Quote: "The fire was reported just after midnight at A-Core Concrete, located at 9125 Futurity Dr., near West Broadway Street and U.S. 10 West. 'Crews were quickly able to force access into the smoke-filled building and located the fire in a utility truck parked inside the bays of the business,' the Missoula Rural Fire District said. The fire was confined to that single truck, officials said."

2017-07-31 - Truck and van destroyed by fire at factory in Kidderminster (Britain):

2017-07-31 - RV bursts into flame while parked at RV business in Brainerd (Minnesota):

2017-07-31 - RV bursts into flame at watershed in the Columbia River Gorge near Yakima (Washington):

2017-07-31 - RV bursts into flame on Liberty Street in Franklin (Pennsylvania):

Note: No crash, just another RV going up in flames...

2017-07-31 - RV and tow car destroyed by fire, brush fire ignites too, on I-15 near St. George (Utah):

Quote: "A motor home fire and subsequent brush fire caused a large traffic jam Monday, St. George News reports. The incident occurred when a motor home towing another vehicle caught fire, a representative for Arizona's Department of Safety told St. George News."

Note: No crash, just another RV going up in flames...

2017-07-31 - RV bursts into flame on Queen Street in Yorkton (Canada):

Note: These are the 366th, 367th, 368th, 369th and 370th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-31 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Veterans Terrace in Burlington (Wisconsin):

2017-07-31 - Van bursts into flame at property on Falcon Drive in Licking (Missouri):

2017-07-31 - Van bursts into flame on Highway 101 near coastal Yarmouth (Canada):

2017-07-31 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Derby (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Van bursts into flame on the A1 near Carlton (Britain), near the River Trent:

2017-07-31 - SUV bursts into flame at 5:07 AM on the M5 near Chelston (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at auto parts store in Orange (Texas):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame at coastal John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in College Park (Maryland):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on Wolf Log Road in Flomaton (Alabama):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at office in Brookvale (Australia), 2 miles from the ocean:

Quote: "Monday’s car fire was the fourth on the northern beaches in the past six weeks. On June 21 a VW Transporter caught fire on Myoora Rd at Terrey Hills, on June 27 a Ford Ranger caught fire on Mona Vale Rd at Terrey Hills and on July 18 a Volvo station wagon caught fire on Mona Vale Rd at Ingleside. In each of those incidents, the cars were being driven when the driver noticed the smell of smoke and pulled over in time."

Note: Translation: lotsa cars are going up in flames on the northern beaches these days...

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Herdwick Place in Middlewich (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on the A55 in Flintshire (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Exeter (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Car bursts into flame at the Handy Cross Roundabout in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 31 July, 6.37pm Car fire, Handy Cross Roundabout, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2017-07-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-70 in Saline County (Missouri):

2017-07-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Ash Street in Johnsonburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-31 - RV trailer bursts into flame off Mill Street in Reno (Nevada), near the Truckee River:

2017-07-31 - Two semi trailers go up in flames inside building in West Odessa (Texas):

Quote: "Two 18-wheeler trailers caught on fire inside of a large building in West Odessa Monday afternoon. The fire was reported in the 1800 block of North Mercury Avenue around 12:30 p.m. According to City of Odessa spokesperson Andrea Goodson, no injuries were reported from the fire but significant damage was caused to the building."

2017-07-31 - Three vehicles, garage and home go up in flames in St. Charles (Illinois):

Quote: "Nineteen fire departments responded Monday afternoon to a west suburban garage fire that tore through the attic of a home, a neighbor’s garage and three vehicles in two separate driveways."

2017-07-31 - Truck and 3 buildings go up in flames at 1:30 AM in Flint (Michigan):

2017-07-31 - Car and home destroyed by fire in Wasco (California):

Quote: "The house where the fire broke out suffered around $150,000 in damage and a car at the home was also destroyed, according to the KCFD."

2017-07-31 - Car and three homes destroyed by fire in Kampung Sentosa (Malaysia):

Quote: "It is reported that the fire spread so fast that the occupants could not salvage much of their belongings, including a car belonging to one of the families."

2017-07-31 - Car dealership heavily damaged by fire near coastal La Manga (Spain), 2 injured:

2017-07-31 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM at fairgrounds in Harrodsburg (Kentucky):

2017-07-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Cherry Grove (Oregon):

2017-07-31 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 2 AM on Brooker Hollow Road in Richmondville (New York):

2017-07-31 - Barn and 30 tons of hay destroyed by fire in Broughton, Claverley (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Brush fire breaks out and threatens homes near Lake Elsinore (California):

2017-07-31 - Wildfire breaks out near Suiattle River Road near Darrington (Washington):

2017-07-31 - Wildfire breaks out near Athens (Greece):

2017-07-31 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Goleta (California):

Quote: "10:41 a.m., July 31, 2017 Trash truck fire on the 6600 Block of Discovery Drive in Goleta; contents of truck dumped near Forest service building."

2017-07-31 - Dumpster bursts into flame at 6:30 AM near businesses in Portland (Oregon):

2017-07-31 - Around 100 barrels of lithium go up in flames at lithium mine in Silver Peak (Nevada):

2017-07-31 - Doggie day care under construction heavily damaged by fire in Clifton Park (New York), nobody there:

2017-07-31 - Mobile destroyed by fire in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "The mobile home was used to store appliances and other things for the owner's appliance repair business."

2017-07-31 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Franklin Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-07-31 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 7:10 AM in Benton City (Washington), 3 injured:

2017-07-31 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Scott (Louisiana):

2017-07-31 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:45 AM in Hales Corners (Wisconsin):

2017-07-31 - Home destroyed by garage fire on East Ash Street in Lebanon (Oregon):

2017-07-31 - Firefighter's home destroyed by fire in Sagle (Idaho), nobody there:

2017-07-31 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-07-31 - Mansion destroyed by garage fire in Spring (Texas):$1m-home-in-spring/2264073/

2017-07-31 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-07-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM in Williamstown (Vermont), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-07-31 - Deadly fire burns home on Westbrook Road in Pleasure Ridge Park area in Louisville (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2017-07-31 - Deadly fire burns home in LaGrange (Georgia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-07-31 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Statesville (North Carolina):

2017-07-31 - Vacant home burns on Bellfield Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Bellfield Avenue, Mitcham Road, Hull. Mon 31 Jul 2017 17:43 (No:16706) Fire involving first floor and loft space of derelict end terraced house. Two BA, hose reel, main jet, delta fog system, Thermal Image Camera, short extension ladder and small tools in use."

2017-07-31 - Vacant home burns in Huntsville (Alabama):

2017-07-31 - Vacant home burns in Springfield (Illinois):

2017-07-31 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead at Pebble Beach (California):

2017-07-31 - Dog sickens after swimming in Lake Mendota (Wisconsin), dog euthanized, another dog sickens too:

Quote: "Holmes said while Lucy was being treated at the veterinary clinic another dog was brought in. 'We heard there was another incident of another dog coming in after swimming at Marshall Park,' Holmes said."

Quote: "A check of conditions of Madison beaches shows no reported signs of blue-green algae."

Quote: "Lindsey Holmes told NBC affiliate WMTV she took her Cavalier King Charles to Lake Mendota for a swim near the Memorial Union Terrace in Madison Sunday afternoon. Soon after, her dog began vomiting and foaming at the mouth. She rushed her pup to a veterinary hospital in the area where the dog later died. Holmes said her dog was 3 years old and healthy."

Quote: "Holmes also claimed another dog came into the vet while she was there with similar symptoms after swimming in the lake. The UW-Veterinary Hospital reported two dogs did die at the hospital following a swim in the water but experts believe the dogs' deaths 'were unfortunate and coincidence.'"

Note: Quite a coincidence - two dogs enter the same lake on the same day, both foam at the mouth and die. Coincidence, suuuuure...

2017-07-31 - Woman and another person found dead in the water in coastal New York City (New York):

2017-07-31 - Woman and two children found dead in submerged car in creek in Loudoun County (Virginia):

2017-07-31 - Couple drops dead in home in Rockland (Canada), near the Ottawa River:

2017-07-31 - Man and son go fishing, both found dead in the Yokojikkengawa River in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

2017-07-31 - Man, 75, and boy, 17, found dead in the water at beaches on the island of Grenada:

Note: I lived there for eight months and nobody died in the water during that time, so two deaths in one day, that's very unusual...

2017-07-31 - Man and granddaughter found dead in water reservoir in Leh (India):

2017-07-31 - Two men, 21 and 22, found dead in river in Thane (India):

2017-07-31 - Teen boy has 'medical event' and drops dead at school in Gwinnett County (Georgia):

Quote: "The school year is getting off to a tragic start at Parkview High School after the sudden death of a student. Michael Jones collapsed and died during a travel team soccer practice over the weekend. Right now, investigators are calling the death a 'medical event.'"

2017-07-31 - Man, 28, found dead in swimming pool at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison (New York):

2017-07-31 - Woman, 30 found dead on beach in coastal Ocean City (Maryland):

2017-07-31 - Woman found dead on beach in coastal Sea Bright (New Jersey):

2017-07-31 - Man in his 20s drops dead in cooler at pub in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "Investigators say the man was not locked or stuck inside the cooler. 'We’re not really sure what it is to be honest with you,' Sgt. William Bell told WLWT. 'It could be any number of things. It could have been a medical emergency. We don’t know.'"

2017-07-31 - Person found dead in the Ohio River in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "This is the third body pulled from the Ohio River in the Greater Cincinnati area since July 19."

2017-07-31 - Person drops dead under tree in Pottstown (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-31 - Woman found dead on the Pacific Crest Trail in Yosemite National Park (California):

2017-07-31 - Man, 20, found dead in Blue Lake in Fairview (Oregon):

2017-07-31 - Woman, 28, falls into Fort Gibson Lake and dies in Mayes County (Oklahoma):

2017-07-31 - Man, 70, found dead in Lake Norfork near Mountain Home (Arkansas):

2017-08-31 - Man, 68, found dead in Hagg Lake near Forest Grove (Oregon):

2017-07-31 - Man, late 40s, found dead in submerged car in pond near Ann Arbor (Michigan):

2017-07-31 - Man, 51, dies trying to retrieve hat in Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey):

2017-07-31 - Man, 57, goes for a run, drops dead near the Slims River Bridge near Haines Junction (Canada):

Quote: "RCMP are assisting Yukon's coroner's service in an investigation into the sudden death of a 57-year-old man near Haines Junction. Police say at about 8 a.m. Sunday they received a report about a man in medical distress near the Slims River Bridge."

2017-07-31 - Man, 40, found dead in lake in Delta State (Nigeria):

2017-07-31 - Woman falls off bridge and dies before 6:50 AM in Heywood (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Man in his 50s drops dead at Otterspool Promenade in coastal Liverpool (England), 2300 feet from the ocean:

2017-07-31 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' over the English Channel, plane diverts to Gatwick Airport (Britain):

Quote: "A flight from East Midlands Airport to Spain was forced to turn around and land at Gatwick because of a medical emergency. Monday’s 3.55pm Thomson flight to Mallorca had just begun to cross the English Channel when it turned back."

2017-07-31 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into lake, in Enterprise (Alabama):

Quote: "A man going through a medical emergency accidentally put his vehicle into the lake at Johnny Henderson Park on Friday evening."

2017-07-31 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

Quote: "As a Spirit Airlines flight from Guatemala City landed in Fort Lauderdale Monday afternoon, the pilot reported an 'unidentifiable odor' in the plane’s cockpit, officials said."

2017-07-31 - Small plane crashes in field near Billard Airport in Topeka (Kansas), 2 killed:

2017-07-31 - Small plane crashes in Washington County (Missouri), 1 injured:

2017-07-31 - Small plane crashes into Puget Sound near coastal Seattle (Washington):

2017-07-31 - Tractor trailer and car collide head-on, fire erupts, in Cholame (California), 1 killed:

2017-07-31 - Tractor trailer overturns into drainage basin, bursts into flame, in Maplewood (Minnesota):

2017-07-31 - Tractor trailer crashes on overpass, bursts into flame, in coastal Cantabria (Spain), 1 killed:

2017-07-31 - Two heavy trucks crash at 5:15 AM, fire erupts, on Highway 401 in Toronto (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-07-31 - SUV and car crash, both go up in flames, on Main Street in Dundrum (Ireland):

2017-07-31 - Car(s), pickup truck and SUV crash, fire erupts, on Loop 410 in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-07-31 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, near Villa Grove (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Victor said blood and tissue samples taken from Mrs. Warpenburg were sent to a lab to determine if she had a medical issue prior to the collsion."

2017-07-31 - Car veers off road, crashes, bursts into flame, on the Long Island Expressway near Hauppage (New York), 1 injured:

2017-07-31 - Naked man found walking down Columbia Pike in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

2017-07-31 - Naked man, 34, found walking around twice in downtown Lawrence (Kansas):

Quote: "A 34-year-old man was arrested twice on Sunday afternoon for walking naked through downtown Lawrence, causing a stir among the shops and restaurants. 'Jaws dropped,' says Sophie Milstein, a server at 715 Restaurant, at 715 Massachusetts St. 'It was from a movie or something.'"

2017-07-31 - Bear attacks and injures man at Priest Lake (Idaho):

2017-07-31 - Dog attacks and kills woman at boarding kennel in Southern River (Australia):

2017-07-31 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man in Tucson (Arizona), 2 injured too:

Quote: "Authorities say a landscaper is dead after a bee attack at a home on the southwestern outskirts of Tucson. A Drexel Heights Fire District spokeswoman says the landscaper died at the scene of the bee attack Monday morning. His name wasn't immediately released. Authorities say the man already was being attacked by the bees when he approached a co-worker spraying for weeds and bugs. Pima County Sheriff's officials say no hive was found at the home and circumstances of the attack remain unclear."

2017-07-31 - Family dog attacks and injures toddler in Jacksonville (Arkansas):

2017-07-31 - Sinkhole opens on street in Vineland (New Jersey):

2017-07-31 - Sinkhole opens at marina in coastal Portishead (Britain):

2017-07-31 - Sinkhole opens on street in Mount Airy (North Carolina):

2017-07-31 - Bridge collapses near coastal Accra (Ghana):

2017-07-31 - Madrassa roof collapses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan), 6 killed:

2017-07-31 - Man, 26, has seizure on cruise ship near coastal Venice (Louisiana):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man suffering from a seizure aboard the 'Carnival Dream' near Venice, Louisiana, on July 30, 2017."

2017-07-31 - Man, 60, pulled unconscious from the water at Rexhame Beach in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts):

2017-07-31 - Record for earliest crossing of the Northwest Passage set as Arctic ice continues disintegrating:

Note: Now we're looking at records for who can cross the Northwest Passage the earliest. For most of my life, and for virtually the entirety of human civilization, nobody could EVER make the Northwest Passage because there was too much ice, even in the summer. Not anymore! A 'blue sea event' will be coming soon, and then things will get drastically worse in terms of people falling over dead and burning to death...

2017-07-31 - Temps 10C above average hit Queensland (Australia):

2017-07-31 - Iceberg three times the size of Manhattan cracks off Petermann Glacier in the Arctic:

2017-07-31 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Naghan (Iran):

2017-07-31 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near the New Madrid Fault near Ridgely (Tennessee):

2017-07-31 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Cayuga Lake and Owasco Lake (New York):

2017-07-31 - Lightning strikes kill 15 people in Odisha (India):

2017-07-31 - Death toll from flooding hits 213 in Gujarat (India):

2017-07-31 - Tropical Storm Emily prompts state of emergency in Florida:

2017-07-31 - Tsunami that hit Greenland last month was triggered by a landslide:

Quote: "Now, data from a reconnaissance mission at the site has revealed the terrifying waves reached more than 300 feet tall – and, scientists say it was all caused by a massive landslide."

2017-07-31 - Brilliant electric-blue noctilucent clouds filmed over the Arctic from space:

2017-07-31 - Earth’s Schumann Resonance accelerating but nobody knows why:

2017-07-31 - The US is inches from a war with North Korea in which millions could die:

Note: Millions could die in the first day alone, in Seoul...


  1. Well, here we are at the end of another month. How many more do we have? All I know is that things will get worse as we proceed.

    Wow - 300 ft tall waves! They should make a movie about it, so people living on the coasts can see what to expect if an underwater landslide happens near them.

    Before we get to recent events (last night and today), here's a summary of Hull incidents and garbage truck fires for July:

    In 12 days last month there were 13 Hull incidents, and in only 7 days 15 garbage trucks were destroyed by fire.

    Here's a start to today's list of potential JJFH incidents (Jonny makes the call by posting them).

    Dow 22,000 And Bust: War Is America's Last Business

    Uncle Sam's strategy of isolating, sanctioning, and marginalizing recalcitrant nations until they lash out in fury, thereby justifying Keynesian bombing of foreigners, has bolstered the economy for decades. It's a tried and true formula...

    "We think[crossed out] know Iraq [crossed out] North Korea has nuclear weapons"

    Military equipment is the only 100% U.S. manufactured product now.

    Boeing accounted for over half of the Dow's gains in July

    Everything else is ready to crash [more]


    When the party is at its peak no one wants to rain on the parade. If everyone would buy more pot stocks risk could be zero...

    The gap between fantasy and reality has never been wider. Stoned zombies are playing follow the dumbfucks. Straight over the cliff

    Retail, car sales, commodities, industrial loans are getting obliterated, yet I am to believe that financial stress is at an all time low

    Retail bankruptcies up 110% year over year, but financial stress is low. Sure.

    "Don't worry, Amazon is just blowing up the economy and Amazon"

    Aside from the 80th iteration of iPhone, this rally is running on glue fumes and revenueless Biotech which is now leaving the party

    Speaking of fantasies, oil and commodities are rolling over again. In other words the same problems from two weeks ago were magically put on hold during the latest OPEC circle jerk rally. [more]

    Meat industry blamed for largest-ever 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

    [continued below]


  2. Kent sinkhole reveals hidden network of WWI tunnels that have been buried for decades

    Sometimes, a sinkhole becomes a door to another dimension! [more]

    Night sky guide for August 2017

    Solar eclipse chasers, especially those living in the United States, have waited for this month for many years. On August 21, a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers in the US will make the Moon completely block out the Sun - total solar eclipse, revealing the Sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 and the next one will not take place until 2024.

    The second eclipse of the month, this time a partial lunar one, will take place on August 7, on the same day our Moon reaches its full phase. This eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia.  [lots more]

    Deadly botulism bloom responsible for death of waterfowl and birds in Washington State as algae blooms around US causing health hazards

    New Study Finds that Present CO2 Levels are Capable of Melting Large Portions of East and West Antarctica

    [won't see this on SOTT]

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017
    Discussing the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere

    Abrupt Climate Change Moving Forward Exponentially

    [see also this embedded article there]
    As a postscript, here is the interview of Eric Rignot with Radio NZ

    Professor Eric Rignot: The Tale Told by Polar Ice Sheets

    Girl dies following attack by pit bull terrier in Durban, South Africa

    Gemma Madden was mauled hours before her 10th birthday [more]

    1-year-old child killed by dog in Hartwell, Georgia

    Woman mauled to death by bull mastiff in Perth, Western Australia

    'Unprecedented:' Another right whale carcass found on Newfoundland shore; total now 10

    Severe thunderstorms and large hail hit France

    In recent weeks storms across Europe have brought anomalous hailstorms and large hailstones to Spain, Italy, Croatia and Turkey. [more]

    Animated map shows every earthquake for 15 years

    [whole lotta shakin' goin' on!]


  3. News Links, August 2, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Wells Fargo cuts 70 senior manager positions amid weak profits

    South Korea Is Preparing A "Surgical Strike" Against The North: Report

    White House Looks at Afghanistan Pullout as an Option
    Now we're talking. There is no way to "win" this; it's a complete waste of lives and money. -- RF

    Shielding Israel from Popular Outrage
    A bipartisan bill in Congress seeks to criminalize boycotts of Israel with fines and imprisonment, as the so-called BDS movement passes its twelfth birthday.

    Analysts doubt North Korea's ICBM re-entry capability

    Trump Intel Chief: North Korea Learned From Libya War to "Never" Give Up Nukes
    North Korea's 33-year-old dictator Kim Jong-un is not crazy, said Coats. In fact, he has "some rationale backing his actions" regarding the country's nuclear weapons. That rationale is the way the U.S. has demonstrated that North Korea must keep them to ensure "survival for his regime, survival for his country."
    Indeed, the lesson is: If you don't want to be attacked by the US, get and keep WMD. -- RF

    Qatar Dispute Back To Square One

    NATO jets intercept Russian military planes near Estonia

    Militarization of Scandinavian Peninsula: Time to Ring Alarm Bells

    'Furious' US Complains of Russian 'Lockout' at Site
    After months of imposing new sanctions against Russia, US diplomats reacted with shock and outrage after Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions against them over the weekend, calling the retaliation "uncalled for" and threatening further retaliation to that.

    Young Europeans Aim To Stop Migrant Influx, 'Defend Europe' [pfft]

    U.S. Shale Slashes Capex As Low Oil Prices Bite

    Shale Drillers Aren't As Safe As You May Think
    Bloomberg earlier this year warned that oil drillers face US$70 billion in debt payments in 2017 on their sub-investment grade bonds. This load will only become heavier in the coming years, rising to US$110 billion in 2018 and almost US$160 billion in 2019. Oilfield service providers are in the same hole.

    Will Sanctions On Russia Push The EU To US Energy?
    Germany says 'nein' to U.S. energy ambitions, survey shows
    A survey for Germany energy company Wintershall found most respondents view U.S. sanctions on Russia as a way to move into the European energy market.

    Europe's Biggest Oil Refinery Shut Down After Fire

    Lithium: Reserves, Use, Future Demand and Price

    Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology [why?]

    Japan Protests Chinese Ship Activity In Contested East China Sea

    U.S. Nuclear Comeback Stalls as Two Reactors Are Abandoned

    Fight Over Abandoned Oil Wells in Canada May Go to Top Court

    Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

    Robotics injects new life into Japan's aging agricultural workforce
    Extremely bad idea. When the power goes out — which it will — the robots will be rusting junk in the way, and there won't be nearly enough people with agricultural skills to help. -- RF

    Pesticide 'Drifting' Wreaks Havoc Across U.S. Crops [on top of all the weather problems]

    Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet
    Climeworks reckons it now costs about $600 to extract a tonne of carbon dioxide from the air and the plant's full capacity due by the end of 2017 is only 900 tonnes a year. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of only 45 Americans.

    Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

    Global Warming By 2 Degrees Unavoidable By 2100, 2 Studies Find
    [she-it, we'll reach 2 degrees more WAY before that]

    Seas rise, trees die: Climate change before your eyes

    World's young people 'could face $535tn climate bill'


  4. Wow, those North Atlantic right whales aren't gonna be around much longer at this rate - that's ten dead really fast out of the 500 or thereabouts that were alive before this deathfest began.

  5. whew, lotta crap happenin' today (too)!

    Texas tourist drowned in sand on Maryland beach

    Ashley O’Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas, died accidentally of suffocation, according to findings from Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
    “Investigators are still trying to determine what caused that hole to fall in, which is something we may never know, but we’re still investigating it,” said spokeswoman Lindsay Richard with the Ocean City Police Department.

    O’Connor did not drown in vomit or water, Richard said. The woman drowned in sand. [more]

    Small plane crash-lands on packed Portuguese beach; kills 2

    A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday afternoon, killing a 56-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.

    The plane appeared to have a partly broken left wing, which hung lower than the right wing, Portuguese television pictures showed.

    JFK docs revelation: Dallas mayor during assassination was CIA asset

    Hail stones lash desert as freak weather hits south-east UAE

    Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts, spewing ashes and hot smoke more than 4km high

    Worker being struck by lightning filmed at Florida International Airport

    Lightning bolt kills 2 children in Kenya

    University of Idaho professor killed by lightning strike in Swiss Alps


  6. We had pop-up thunderstorms today and we'll have 'm again tomorrow, so it's only fitting that we went out to see a pop-up concert, on a WORK night no less, to see Afro-Bear AND The Reality play together at the club. Tremendous time.