Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-30

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

2017-05-30 - Sewers found leaking hydrogen sulfide in Salem (Ohio):

Quote: "A section of Southeast Boulevard was closed for two hours Sunday evening after a resident reported the smell of natural gas. The Salem Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 5:54 p.m. where a resident reported the smell of rotten eggs and sulfur. Firefighters found the smell coming from the sanitary sewer system and detected a high level of hydrogen sulfide."

Note: People are obviously confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with the odorant added to natural gas, as this event illustrates. This isn't the first time...

2017-05-30 - Man found dead and burning on lawn at 4:30 AM in Davenport (Iowa):

2017-05-30 - Gas station rocked by underground explosion and fire in coastal Barcelona (Spain), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-05-30 - Oil factory devastated by massive fire, fire spreads to homes, in Multan (Pakistan):

2017-05-30 - Laptop bursts into flame on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2017-05-30 - Landfill erupts in flame near Poltava (Ukraine):

2017-05-30 - Three fire trucks and fire station destroyed by fire shortly after 2 AM in Gainesville (Missouri), nobody there:

2017-05-30 - NASA to release artificial clouds in the sky above the Maryland coast:

2017-05-30 - Home explodes and burns in Surprise (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "Neighbors reported hearing explosions before the fire was reported."

2017-05-30 - Shed explodes at home on Wilson Street in Airdrie (Scotland), 3 injured:

Note: These are the 165th and 166th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-05-30 - Subway station hit by fire at 6:10 AM in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts):

2017-05-30 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Walney (Britain):

2017-05-30 - At least 5 boats, dozens of ATVs, and boat and sports vehicle business destroyed by fire at 5:25 AM in Brunswick (Georgia):

Quote: "A massive fire destroyed a boat and sports vehicle business early Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 341, the towering flames fueled by several 55-gallon drums of high octane racing gas, Battalion Chief Hal Herndon said."

Quote: "A large outdoor storage building containing numerous All Terrain Vehicles was completely destroyed. The main building also was destroyed, Dixon said."

Quote: "The fiberglass and plastic in the boats and vehicles also fed the flames, as did rubber tires, he said."

Note: They don't mention how many boats burned but there's a pic showing at least five boats on trailers on fire...

2017-05-30 - Boat bursts into flame near Star Island in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

2017-05-30 - Boat bursts into flame near the Poplar Springs Boat Ramp in Loudon County (Tennessee):

Quote: "Crews are responding to a boat on fire near the Poplar Springs Boat Ramp in Loudon County. 911 dispatch said the call came in at 1:19 p.m. Tuesday. The Tellico Fire Department is the agency working the call."

Note: These are the 438th, 439th, 440th, 441st, 442nd, 443rd and 444th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-30 - Charter school bus bursts into flame on I-41 in Oshkosh (Wisconsin):

Note: This is the 105th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 398th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-05-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Polokwane, Limpopo (South Africa):

2017-05-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked at scrapyard in Phoenix (South Africa):

Quote: "Upon arrival a bus was found engulfed in flames. The fire spread to several scrap vehicles that was parked around the bus. The Ethekwini Fire Department were called to the scene and upon arrival extinguished the blaze."

Note: These are the 399th and 400th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-05-30 - Tanker truck hit by 'flash fire' explosion in Eubenangee (Australia), 1 injured:

2017-05-30 - Two tractor trailers burst into flame separately within an hour on I-68 in Cumberland (Maryland):

Quote: "Allegany County 911 dispatched units to a pair of tractor trailer fires that occurred on Interstate 68 this afternoon. The first occurred when brakes on a truck caught fire during the 1 PM hour.  The second shut down the eastbound lanes of the Interstate early in the 2 PM hour."

2017-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 152 near Los Banos (California):

Quote: "A tractor-trailer fire closed both westbound lanes of Highway 152 just before noon Tuesday, west of the Highway 59 interchange."

2017-05-30 - Tractor bursts into flame near Mitchell (Nebraska):

2017-05-30 - Tractor and two barns destroyed by fire on  South Maple Valley Road in Leelanau County (Michigan):

2017-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked in Cowdenbeath (Scotland), 5 miles from the coast, man seriously burned:

2017-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M62 near Warrington (Britain):

2017-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M26 near Chipstead (Britain):

2017-05-30 - Tractor bursts into flame on Bowdens Lane in Shillingford (Britain):

Note: These are the 928th through 937th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-30 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Shady Grove Road in Montgomery County (Maryland):

2017-05-30 - Food truck bursts into flame on street in Balvernie Grove area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-05-30 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on St. Clair Avenue in North Hollywood (California):

Quote: "Update Structure Fire 05/30/2017 Update Structure Fire; 10:34PM; 8112 N St Clair Av; North Hollywood; KNOCKDOWN: 26 FF in 17 mins. Updated to a motorhome fire exposing two single family dwellings."

2017-05-30 - RV and mobile home go up in flames in Mesa (Arizona):

Quote: "No injuries. Single wide and RV fire in Mesa."

2017-05-30 - Four RVs go up in flames at Philmar RV Centre in Whitehorse (Canada):

Quote: "An early-morning fire destroyed or damaged about four RVs at the Philmar RV Centre..."

Note: These are the 226th, 227th, 228th, 229th, 230th and 231st RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame just before 3 AM while parked at home 1800 feet from the Missouri River in Pierre (South Dakota):

2017-05-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 12:17 AM while parked at home in Lawrenceburg (Indiana):

2017-05-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 202 near Cobbossee Lake in East Winthrop (Maine):

Quote: "After a truck burst into flames along U.S. Route 202 in East Winthrop on Tuesday afternoon, traffic backed up as firefighters battled the blaze and environmental officials worked to prevent fluids from leaking into nearby Cobbossee Lake."

2017-05-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on South Westbrook Drive near Hartsburg (Missouri):

2017-05-30 - Multiple cars go up in flames at 5:20 AM while parked at Pep Boys in Mesa (Arizona):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-295 on the Fore River Bridge in coastal Portland (Maine):

Quote: "A car caught fire in Portland Tuesday, sending smoke into the air. This happened in the northbound lane on I-295, between Exits 4 and 5, on the bridge that goes over the Fore River."

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on/near I-29 in Sioux City (Iowa):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 near Prairieville (Louisiana):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame at 5:40 AM on Jackson Road in Salisbury (Maryland):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at apartments in coastal Hope Island (Australia):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in coastal Singapore:

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame at Morrisons supermarket in Bridgwater (Britain):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on Six Acres Close in Taunton (Britain):

2017-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on M1 slip road in Derbyshire near Long Eaton (Britain):

2017-05-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-65, crash ensues, in Jackson County (Indiana):

Quote: "Traffic was backed up in the southbound lanes due to an earlier vehicle fire, according to ISP, when Charles Burton failed to slow down for the stopped vehicles."

2017-05-30 - ATV, motorcycle and barn destroyed by fire at 3:03 AM in Fairview Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "However, an ATV and motorcycle may have been caught in the blaze, but there is no estimated cost of damage at this time."

2017-05-30 - Four cars and home destroyed by fire in Marion (South Carolina):

2017-05-30 - Brush fire breaks out, wind shifts, fire truck destroyed, in coastal Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-05-30 - Hundreds of boxes go up in flames outside Lowe's store in Tucson (Arizona):

2017-05-30 - Shop building destroyed by fire at Wyandotte County Lake Park in Kansas City (Kansas), nobody there:

2017-05-30 - Cypress Creek Cafe destroyed by fire and explosions at 1:55 AM in Wimberley (Texas):

2017-05-30 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM near Sigel (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-30 - Historic restaurant destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Scott (Arkansas):

2017-05-30 - Historic chapel and murals destroyed by fire at DeGrazia Gallery in Tucson (Arizona):

2017-05-30 - Winery at Wolf Creek damaged by explosion and fire in Copley Township (Ohio):

2017-05-30 - Workshop destroyed by fire and explosions just after 5 AM on the North Shore in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2017-05-30 - Furniture business and other businesses destroyed by massive fire in Ballymena (Ireland), 14 miles from the coast:

2017-05-30 - Boatyard destroyed by fire at 12:40 AM in coastal Akureyri (Iceland):

2017-05-30 - Silk business heavily damaged by fire before 5 AM in coastal Chennai (India):

2017-05-30 - Garage destroyed by fire at home along Embden Pond on East Shore Road in Embden (Maine), nobody there:

2017-05-30 - Garage destroyed by fire at 11 PM at home in Portage Park (Illinois), nobody there:

2017-05-30 - Home under construction damaged by basement fire in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-05-30 - Home damaged by fire just before 4 AM in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Edmonds (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-05-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM in coastal Corpus, Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-05-30 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Sissonville (West Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-05-30 - Home destroyed by fire just after 3 AM on Shorewood Boulevard in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-05-30 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 1 AM in Ladera Heights (California), 4 miles from the coast:

2017-05-30 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2017-05-30 - Deadly fire burns garage at home in Coalhurst (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-05-30 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after midnight on Poplar Creek Road in Grundy (Virginia):

2017-05-30 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:27 AM in West Covina (California), 1 killed:

2017-05-30 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:30 AM in Dillon (Montana), 1 killed:

2017-05-30 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:50 AM in Henderson (Nevada), 1 killed:

2017-05-30 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:30 AM near Boyd Lake on Little Boyd Lake Road in Orneville (Maine), 1 killed:

2017-05-30 - Vacant home burns on Brigham Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Brigham Grove, Hull. Tue 30 May 2017 20:22 (No:11744) Fire on ground floor of derelict building. 2 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2017-05-30 - Vacant home under renovation burns in Milton (Massachusetts):

2017-05-30 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Victorville (California):

2017-05-30 - Pelicans found sick and dying along the coast at Ventura and Santa Barbara (California):

2017-05-30 - Sperm whale found dead in coastal Whangarei Harbour (New Zealand):

2017-05-30 - Leopard drops dead in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (India):

2017-05-30 - Fish dying in the Gaspereau River (Canada):

2017-05-30 - Man and boy, 31 and 3, found dead in swimming pool only 3-5 feet deep at apartments in Novi (Michigan):

Quote: "The depth of that pool ranges from 3 to 5 feet, begging the question how did it happen."

2017-05-30 - Mother and daughters, 48, 21 and 17, found dead in pond in Belur (India):

2017-05-30 - Two men and boy, 18, 18 and 17, found dead in river in Yamuna (India), another missing:

2017-05-30 - Man, 32, found dead in swampy area in Douglass Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-30 - Man found dead in White Oak Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2017-05-30 - Man found dead in the water at Sandpiper Park in Spring (Texas):

2017-05-30 - Woman, 53, found dead in pond near Hewitt Road in Greenwood Township (Michigan):

2017-05-30 - Teen girl pulled unconscious from swimming pool in coastal Birch Bay (Washington), dies shortly later:

2017-05-30 - Boy, 8, found dead in swimming pool in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2017-05-30 - Man, 57, found dead in the Mississippi River in Morton County (North Dakota):

2017-05-30 - Man found dead outside business in Pekin (Illinois):

2017-05-30 - Man, 31, drops dead at home in Austin (Texas):

2017-05-30 - Man, 69, found dead in the water near coastal Cordova (Alaska), empty 'ghost boat' found circling:

Quote: "The body of a Washington state commercial fisherman was recovered from waters off Cordova, Alaska, after his boat was spotted driving in circles. Alaska State Troopers say the body of 69-year-old Clifford Johns of Bothell was recovered Thursday night. The Coast Guard at 9 p.m. Thursday took a report that Johns' fishing boat, Dances With Clams, was driving in circles with no one on board in the Copper River Flats."

2017-05-30 - Man, 59, drops dead at plant in Burke County (Georgia):

2017-05-30 - Man, 73, found dead in Lake Fenton in Fenton Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said Elmer David Metras, 73, may have had a medical event prior to falling into the water and drowning on May 30."

2017-05-30 - Person found dead in harbor in coastal Nassau (Bahamas):

2017-05-30 - Boy, 13, dies in the water at beach in coastal St Catherine on the island of Jamaica:

2017-05-30 - Man, 40, found dead in canal in Benguet (Philippine Islands):

2017-05-30 - Man found dead in water works hole on Devon Road in Luton (Britain):

2017-05-30 - Two people have 'medical emergencies' on separate trains in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "Two medical emergencies were also reported on separate trains in Oakland."

2017-05-30 - Man, 59, has 'medical condition' at 5:30 AM, pickup slams into tree, near Munro Lake (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 59 year-old man was killed in Cheboygan County Tuesday morning, following a fatal auto accident. However, investigators with the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office believe the victim may have suffered from a medical condition prior to the crash. Police said Brian Goode of Levering was traveling north on Heilman Road near Munro Lake when his pickup truck veered across the centerline, left the roadway and struck a tree head on. The accident, which remains under investigation, happened around 5:30 in the morning."

2017-05-30 - Woman has 'medical issue', pickup truck overturns, in Davenport (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to emergency personnel on the scene, the woman driving the truck had a medical issue, causing the accident."

Note: Davenport, where they found that person on fire and burned to death at 4:30 AM on this same day...

2017-05-30 - Woman has 'medical issue' and slumps over unconscious, car crashes, in Pittsfield Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "A woman is believed to have suffered a medical issue, passed out, lost control of her vehicle and rear-ended another car, Schick said. That crash then caused a chain-reaction involving three other vehicles."

2017-05-30 - Russian military transport plane crashes and burns while landing in Balashov (Russia), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2017-05-30 - Nepalese Army cargo plane lands, runs off runway, crashes and burns, at Kolti Airport in Bajura District (Nepal), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-05-30 - Small plane crashes in Renmark (Australia), 3 killed:

2017-05-30 - School bus crashes onto sidewalk, in Yao (Japan), 8 injured:

2017-05-30 - Charter bus hits several vehicles and overturns, on I-5 in coastal San Diego (California), 3+ injured:

2017-05-30 - Passenger bus crashes into ditch, in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh), 5 killed, 15 injured:

2017-05-30 - Tractor trailer crashes off road, overturns, on Route 22 in Putnam County (New York), 1 injured:

2017-05-30 - Tractor trailer hits median and overturns, on Highway 417 in Ottawa (Canada), 1 injured:

2017-05-30 - Box truck veers off road, crashes into Subway shop, in Farmington (Connecticut):

Quote: "The driver of the box truck may have 'suffered a medical emergency while driving,' police said."

2017-05-30 - RV overturns, bursts into flame, on I-84 near Malta (Idaho), 2 killed:

2017-05-30 - Van plunges into gorge in coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India), 22 injured:

2017-05-30 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Scarborough (Canada):

Quote: "It is unclear if a medical episode could have contributed to the woman smashing a Lexus into a townhouse east of Midland Avenue, or if speed or other factors may have been involved."

2017-05-30 - Pickup truck hits heavy truck head-on, fire erupts, on the N3 near Germiston (South Africa), 2 killed:

2017-05-30 - Car veers across median, hits cars head-on, fire erupts, on I-78 in Warren (New Jersey):

Quote: "A serious accident has been reported on I-78 East near exit 33 with multiple overturned vehicles and a vehicle on fire. It has been reported by a passerby that a car crossed the median and hit cars head on."

2017-05-30 - Car hits two SUVs, on Route 228 in Adams Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Township police officer Mike Bordt said the driver of the Honda may have suffered a medical issue before the crash. The driver was transported to a medical center for treatment."

2017-05-30 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Mira Mesa (California), 1 killed:

2017-05-30 - Car veers off road, bursts into flame, on White Marsh Boulevard in White Marsh (Maryland):

2017-05-30 - Mountain lion attacks and lightly injures man near Libby (Montana):

2017-05-30 - Sinkhole opens on Highway 138 near Silverwood Lake (California):

2017-05-30 - Sinkhole opens on highway near coastal Illovo Beach (South Africa):

2017-05-30 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Porirua (New Zealand):

2017-05-30 - Man, 37, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at apartments in Schaumburg (Illinois):

2017-05-30 - Man, councilman, has 'medical episode' in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

2017-05-30 - Crewmember has heart problems on tug boat 'Midas' near coastal Destin (Florida), medevac'd off:

Quote: "Medevac off Destin The Coast Guard medevaced a man two nautical miles from Destin, Florida, from the 'Midas' on May 30, 2017. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 7:02 p.m. of a crewmember displaying symptoms of a heart attack and launched a Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot boat at 7:09 p.m. The boat arrived on scene at 7:18 p.m. and transferred the crew member to emergency services at Station Destin. He was taken to Fort Walton Beach Memorial Hospital. The crew member was reported in stable condition."

2017-05-30 - Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts:

Note: That wouldn't solve our problems, but it might postpone our extinction a bit...

2017-05-30 - Stop hoping we can fix global warming by pulling carbon out of the air:

2017-05-30 - Miles of Antarctic ice collapsing into the sea – 'I don’t think the biblical deluge is just a fairy tale':

2017-05-30 - Lightning strike kills three children in Bihar (India):

2017-05-30 - Lightning strike kills farmer in Pangasinan (Phillipines):

2017-05-30 - Cyclone Mora roars into Bangladesh, 300,000 evacuated:

2017-05-30 - Magnificent ring around the sun seen in Lake Tahoe (California):

2017-05-30 - The media ignores America's drinking water crisis:

2017-05-30 - Student loan debt in the US is so high that many aren't even paying it:

2017-05-30 - 5 highly respected financial experts that are warning that a market crash is imminent:

2017-05-30 - Trump sends another aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula:

2017-05-30 - Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke, abruptly resigns:

Note: The rats are abandoning the sinking ship...

2017-05-30 - CRISPR gene editing can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome:


  1. Good morning, Jonny! Another nice day on tap around here - geez, two in a row! Leaving for N. Carolina tomorrow morning early for a short hop south [1.5 hr. flight, on sub-prime airline (cheap) to S. Carolina, where our hosts will pick us up and drive ~ 1 hr. back to their place ON THE COAST in NC, oh AND we'll be cruising around on their BOAT over the weekend too! - man i'm REALLY pushing it!] Wish me luck.

    So we have the seldom seen garbage truck fire and JJFH incident in Hull coinciding once again on this day. That happened twice this month!

    Let's see what else is going on

    The Larsen C Iceberg Is on the Brink of Breaking Off

    The saga of the Larsen C crack is about reach its stunning conclusion. Scientists have watched a rift grow along one of Antarctica’s ice shelves for years. Now it’s in the final days of cutting off a piece of ice that will be one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.

    The crack has spread 17 miles over the past six days, marking the biggest leap since January. It’s also turned toward where the ice shelf ends and is within eight miles of making a clean break. There’s not much standing in its way either.

    The breakup is sure to be a spectacle both awe-inducing and horrifying. The iceberg on the verge of splitting off is estimated to be the size of Delaware, covering an area of 1,930 square miles. [more including short video]

    Scientists warn US coral reefs are on course to disappear within decades

    Some of America’s most protected corals have been blighted by bleaching, with scientists warning that US reefs are on course to largely disappear within just a few decades because of global warming.

    New research has shown that strict conservation measures in Hawaii have not spared corals from a warming ocean in one of its most prized bays, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting yet more bleaching is likely off Hawaii and Florida this summer.

    “As scientists we are breathlessly trying to catch up,” said Cobb [Kim Cobb, an oceanographer at Georgia Tech]. “Things started to run away from us around 10 years ago but we were perhaps a little naive in not realizing that.”
    [more; more like "dishonest" than naïve]

    Mini tsunami swallows up beach in Zandvoort, Netherlands

    [~ 2.25 min. video]

    Extremely rare auroras light up the sky of California while sun is rapidly plunging toward Solar Minimum

    Explosion rocks Wisconsin plant, sparks large fire

    Numerous fire crews raced to the scene of a large explosion and fire in a corn milling plant in this village north of Madison, Wisconsin, reports CBS Madison affiliate WISC-TV. [more; it makes ethanol there]

    Paris climate agreement can’t stop global warming: US scientist

    [~ 5.5 min. video ]

    “None of this matters anymore, this is all a show, the Paris Agreement, the Trump administration’s response to it,” McPherson said during an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

    “All of these distractions, all of these irrelevant activities are merely a show to keep up from looking at the truth; to keep us from acknowledging that we as individuals are going to die and that our species is going to extinct and both of those are going to happen far faster than expected,” he added.

    “So we really don’t need much time analyzing the Trump administration’s response to the Paris Agreement. No United States presidential administration was ever going to honor the agreement because it couldn’t be honored.” [more]

    [more below]


  2. One Clown To Rule Them All

    The leader of the "free world" was off his meds last night. But don't worry, this all makes perfect sense to demented morons who consider nonsensical gibberish acceptable for a man commanding 6,000 nuclear warheads [more]

    Third World Aspirations aka. Careful What You Wish For

    America's transformation into a banana republic is further along than most people seem to realize

    [wrt the Paris climate agreement] "A withdrawal would put the United States in the same camp as Nicaragua and Syria"

    And yet, shockingly, the Energy sector did not thank Circus Clownius for this gesture

    "Exxon Mobil, Chevron and BP have also pledged their support for the Paris climate pact"

    For some reason, Donny Trump's two favourite sectors don't fully appreciate his corruption friendly business practices...
    "Over the past three months, financials have declined 5.6%, the third worst performance over that stretch behind energy’s 8% drop"

    I think we all see where I am going with this...unfortunately, the low volatility "regime" doesn't allow for imploding banks [more]

    Meteor fireball filmed over Asiago, Italy

    Waterspout look-alike 'hail shaft' captured on camera near Toronto

    [never heard that term before]

    Bristol, UK couple film mysterious lights flashing above their home


    'What you unfortunately can't see in the video is that they were in the shape of the outline of a triangle - and the size was enormous.' [more including video]

    Jerry Garcia’s guitar heads to auction, could fetch $1M

    A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night. [more]


  3. Whoa, goin' out on a boat? Well, most people are still surviving that, but good luck anyway! I'll...uhhh, monitor the situation from my second-floor monitoring room. Heh.

  4. Well, the boat part won't be happening (out of sheer luck for me), since it won't be delivered to my cousin until NEXT weekend - he called to complain.

    Dreaded white-nose syndrome confirmed in Alabama bat species for first time

    Imminent birth of vast iceberg threatens to 'fundamentally change' Antarctic Peninsula

    Researchers are now concerned that once the area breaks free it will leave Larsen C less stable than it was and that the ice shelf will follow the example of its neighbor, Larsen B, which disintegrated in 2002 following a similar event.

    Woman in her 90s dies following attack by pit bull terrier in Virginia Beach

    Three earthquakes in 5 minutes reported at Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland

    At least 10 killed and 27 injured by lightning strikes across Bangladesh

    Scientists: Humans bringing about sixth mass extinction of life on Earth

    [Hey, SOTT finally noticed!]

    Massive landslide engulfing California Highway 1 added 13 acres to the coastline

    [so they got THAT goin' for them . . .]

    An earthquake in the Arctic Circle?

    Deep sea fish missing for more than a century rediscovered off Sydney, Australia

    The 40cm fish was rediscovered 4km below sea level in waters south of Sydney by scientists from Museums Victoria and the Australian government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on the weekend.

    it was the first time the fish had been seen in waters off Australia since 1873, when one was dredged up by a British ship near Papua New Guinea. [more]