Saturday, May 6, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-05

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

2017-05-05 - RV goes up in flames and kills 66-year-old man in coastal La Colina, Malaga (Spain):

Quote: "A 66-year-old man died on Thursday evening in Torremolinos in a fire that broke out in a motorhome parked in Avenida Salvador Dalí in La Colina. The emergency services, called out at 6.22pm, found the body of Cristóbal D. P. in the cab of the vehicle."

Note: This is the 174th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-05 - Around 200 tons of scrap metal and some machinery go up in flames in Larkfield (Britain), 1 mile from the River Medway:

Quote: "Four fire engine were quickly on the scene and fire crews were confronted with a blaze involving approximately 200 tonnes of scrap metal and plant machinery."

2017-05-05 - Paper shredding business destroyed by explosion and fire in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

Note: An auto salvage yard just went up in flames the day prior in Limerick too, mentioned in the 2017-05-04 update...

2017-05-05 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits coastal Washington DC:

2017-05-05 - Landfill erupts in flame near Rome (Italy):

2017-05-05 - In separate incidents, van and vehicle burst into flame on the M25 near Waltham Abbey (Britain):

Quote: "Drivers are facing delays on the M25 clockwise after a box van caught fire - just hours after a fire on the same stretch of motorway."

Quote: "Traffic was already slow in the area due to an earlier vehicle fire and two broken down vehicles at junction 24 ((A111/A1005) for Potters Bar and junction 25 for the A10 at Enfield."

2017-05-05 - AC unit bursts into flame after 6 AM at mall along the Mississippi River in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "The air conditioning unit at the Riverwalk Outlet Mall is to blame for smoke that was reported early Friday as a possible fire, officials said. New Orleans fire officials said the fire was reported after 6 a.m. at the mall on the Mississippi Riverfront."

2017-05-05 - AC unit bursts into flame at shopping center, fire spreads to building, in Studio City (California), 11 miles from the coast:

Quote: "While the first-floor fire was extinguished at 8:10 a.m., firefighters found the 'seat' of the blaze on the second floor in an air conditioning unit down a narrow corridor and worked to put it out, fire officials said."

2017-05-05 - HVAC unit bursts into flame at school in Lubbock (Texas):

Note: Also see the RV that burst into flame in Lubbock on this day...

2017-05-05 - Building destroyed by huge blaze near the Kremlin in Moscow (Russia):

2017-05-05 - Cargo ship 'Asia Prima 1' erupts in flame in coastal Surabaya (Indonesia):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of general cargo vessel ASIA PRIMA 1 around midday May 5 at Surabaya port, near Surabaya Container Terminal. Vessel’s AIS is off during at least 4 months, from late Dec last year, so it is not clear where exactly was vessel situated, when fire erupted. Judging from photos, vessel is anchored."

Note: This is the 354th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 4 AM on I-81 in Swatara Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A portion of Interstate 81 in Lebanon County remains closed after a tractor-trailer fire earlier Friday morning, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. along the northbound lanes at mile marker 93.5 in Swatara Township..."

2017-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-71 in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2017-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Crawford County (Arkansas), fire truck hit by another semi:

Quote: "A fire truck is hit by a semi-truck on Interstate-40 while responding to a trailer-truck fire."

2017-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Hamer (Idaho):

2017-05-05 - Two semi tractors go up in flames while parked at lumber business in Mansfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Mansfield firefighters responded to a call at about 7:30 p.m. indicating a truck was on fire at 90 Norfolk St. Firefighters arrived to find the cab of the truck fully involved, and several other trucks, parked adjacent to the vehicle on fire, were under threat from the flames. The blaze was quickly doused but not before three trucks were damaged – one was a total loss, one had significant damage and the third had minor damage."

2017-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Summerstown (Canada):

Quote: "A section of the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 are shut down this evening (Friday) after a vehicle fire. Road cones and flares are set up at the Summerstown exit and traffic is being detoured off the highway, a traffic spotter told CNW. There was a tractor-trailer fire in the eastbound lanes."

2017-05-05 - Tractor bursts into flame on New Road in Uploders (Britain):

2017-05-05 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame on Main Drove in Little Downham (Britain):

Note: These are the 763rd through 771st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-05 - Truck bursts into flame on highway in Portadown (Ireland):

2017-05-05 - RV bursts into flame at intersection in Lubbock (Texas):

Note: This is the 175th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-05 - Minivan bursts into flame at airport terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-05-05 - SUV bursts into flame on Holman Road in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2017-05-05 - SUV bursts into flame on road in Waipoua Forest (New Zealand), near the coast:

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame and explodes while parked on Ehrhardt Avenue in Sacramento (California), 2 firefighters injured:

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Market Street in Beatrice (Nebraska):

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at car dealership in coastal Townsville (Australia):

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame at 6:35 AM on Giffen Close in Holt (Australia):

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame outside school in Bangor (Ireland):

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Colley Lane Cross in coastal Teignmouth (Britain):

2017-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A396 near Bickleigh (Britain):

2017-05-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on road in Tunhannock Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-05-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:06 AM on Military Road in Efford in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-05-05 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Jennyfield Drive in Harrogate (Britain):

Quote: "18:32 JennyField Drive, Harrogate A fire crew from Harrogate attended an incident where a motorcycle had been reported on fire. On arrival of the crew the occupier of the vehicle had placed it in the beck to extinguish it. Crews gave advice at the scene."

2017-05-05 - Moped bursts into flame on Luton Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Luton Road, Hull. Fri 5 May 2017 21:07 (No:09802) Moped on fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-05-05 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at 1:16 AM at home in Rochester (New York):

2017-05-05 - Two cars and home go up in flames at 2:03 AM on Laurel Circle in Tyrone (Georgia):

2017-05-05 - Cars and home go up in flames in Pattingham (Britain):

Quote: "The fire broke out between the two family homes in Pattingham, gutting cars, wheelie bins, garden equipment and leaving one home badly smoke damaged inside."

2017-05-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in West Jordan (Utah):

2017-05-05 - Wildfire breaks out at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refugee on coastal Merritt Island (Florida):

2017-05-05 - Wildfire burns on the east side Lake Jesup in Geneva (Florida):

2017-05-05 - Brush fire burns near Sand Lake Drive in Eau Gallie (Florida):

2017-05-05 - Six brush fires break out along I-35 in Georgetown (Texas):

Quote: "Six separate brush fires along Interstate 35 through Georgetown had traffic moving at a snail’s pace Friday morning."

2017-05-05 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Lubbock (Texas):

2017-05-05 - Dumpster bursts into flame at apartments in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2017-05-05 - Boat house destroyed by fire on lake shore at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park near Moose Jaw (Canada):

2017-05-05 - Building containing batteries destroyed by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Crews are battling a fire at a north Phoenix building that houses lithium batteries and motors for electric vehicles."

2017-05-05 - Large storage facility filled with polyfoam devastated by massive fire in Houston (Mississippi):

2017-05-05 - Abrasives business heavily damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-05-05 - Mattress business damaged by fire in Falls Church (Virginia):

2017-05-05 - Copier business damaged by fire near Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-05 - Two business destroyed by fire near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-05-05 - Garage goes up in flames at 1:57 AM at home in Sterling (Illinois):

2017-05-05 - Home damaged by basement fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2017-05-05 - Home damaged by garage fire on Jennys Lane in Fernley (Nevada):

2017-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Manassas (Virginia):

2017-05-05 - Duplex heavily damaged by garage fire just before 2:30 AM in Fairview (New Jersey):

2017-05-05 - Duplex destroyed by fire at midnight in Pitcairn (Pennsylvania), firefighter has chest pains:

Quote: "One of the firefighters who was called to the scene ended up going to the hospital with chest pains."

2017-05-05 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Palm Springs (California):

2017-05-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in White Bear Lake (Minnesota):

2017-05-05 - Deadly fire destroys garage and apartment at 7 AM in Hubbard (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-05-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Berwyn (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-05-05 - Vacant home burns in Kennett (Missouri):

2017-05-05 - Vacant home burns just after 11 PM in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-05 - Vacant home burns at 11:14 PM on Paxton Street in Danville (Virginia):

2017-05-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Niceville (Florida), 1500 feet from the ocean:

2017-05-05 - Gaur found dead in shallow water in pond in Kavalur (India):

2017-05-05 - Two men, 27 and 30, die in the water in the Canary Islands (Spain):

Quote: "Separate incidents in Gran Canaria and Tenerife follow death of Scottish woman who fell 100ft from [coastal] Benidorm balcony last weekend..."

2017-05-05 - Two women, maids, both 18, fall off high-rises and die in Gaur City (India), possible topplers:

2017-05-05 - Couple slumps over dead in car in coastal Taipei (Taiwan):

Quote: "Investigators suspect the pair were overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning as exhaust fumes built up inside the vehicle."

Note: The car was out on a street, not in an enclosed area where carbon monoxide could accumulate. Unless there was something seriously wrong with their car then there's no way they were gassed by carbon monoxide. More likely they were gassed by a heavier-than-air gas that blew along the ground and hit their car, like hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean in that coastal city, which would create two corpses with no injuries and would LOOK like carbon monoxide poisoning...

2017-05-05 - Three men, 28, 34 and 41, found dead in well in Makénéné (Cameroon):

Quote: "The population could not believe how a ten metre well will claim the lives of 3 huge men, and have termed the situation witchcraft."

2017-05-05 - Two college students, 20 and 21, found dead in pond on campus in Kolkata (India):

2017-05-05 - College student, man, 23, found dead in dorm room at Furman University in Greenville (South Carolina), near Swan Lake:

2017-05-05 - Person found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Delray Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Delray Beach Fire Rescue said a person drowned in pool Friday morning. The death occurred around 8 a.m. at a residence in the 600 block of Heron Drive.  The victim's name has not been released. Police at the scene said the death is not suspicious."

2017-05-05 - Man, 35, drops dead before 3:21 AM in jail cell in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "Jail officials said correction officers found Eric Terrell, 35, unresponsive in his cell at 3:21 a.m. and tried resuscitation efforts before summoning medical assistance. Terrell was pronounced dead at 4:06 a.m. Jail spokesman Rodney C. Mitchell said there were no obvious signs of trauma to Terrell’s body or of suicide."

2017-05-05 - Man, 19, found dead in pond in Coleman Park in Athens (Texas):

2017-05-05 - Man, 30, found dead in Enterprise Park in Redding (California), 1 mile from the Sacramento River:

2017-05-05 - Person found dead in the Sacramento River near Courtland (California):

2017-05-05 - Man, 28, found dead in Otsego Lake (Michigan):

2017-05-05 - Man in his 50s found dead in Lake Ray Hubbard (Texas):

2017-05-05 - Man drops dead along South Tower Avenue in Centralia (Washington), 1 mile from the Chehalis River:

2017-05-05 - Man, 60, found dead in jail cell in Warren (Ohio):

2017-05-05 - Man goes out on jet ski, next seen dead in pond in Arva (Canada):

Quote: "The Ontario Provincial Police say on Friday around 5:25pm, officers were called to a pond area, north of Medway Rd. in Arva, after a male was found without vital signs. Police say he was was using a jet ski in the pond prior to his death."

2017-05-05 - Man, 23, found dead in wooded area near Bathurst (Canada):

2017-05-05 - Man, 79, triathlete, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Durban (South Africa):

Quote: "A British triathlete drowned while swimming at a Durban beach on Friday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said. Dave Lewiston, 79, drowned at Oasis Beach, near the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said. He was swimming in the shore break after cycling on the beach's promenade when he drowned. He regularly visited SA to train for triathlons."

2017-05-05 - Man in his 50s, fisherman, drops dead on fishing trawler in coastal Bantry (Ireland):

2017-05-05 - Man in his 60s drops dead at caravan park in Lisnarick (Scotland), 1 mile from Lower Lough Erne:

2017-05-05 - Man slumps over dead in car in Harborne, Birmingham (Britain):

Quote: "A man died after falling ill at the wheel of his car in rush hour traffic in Birmingham. The car was then involved in a collision with another vehicle."

2017-05-05 - Man, early 50s, has 'medical condition', car crashes into lake, in coastal Hollywood (Florida):

Quote: "A dog trapped underwater for 20 minutes in a car that crashed into a lake survived thanks to an air pocket, according to Hollywood Fire Rescue. The driver, a man in his early 50s who suffered an unknown medical condition, was pulled out of the car by nearby lifeguards before his car went underwater, said Hollywood Fire Rescue spokesman Battalion Chief Chris Del Campo."

2017-05-05 - Man has 'medical issue', SUV crashes, near railroad trestle in coastal Everett (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man is believed to have suffered a medical issue as he was driving east on Hewitt approaching the entrance to the Hewitt Avenue Trestle Friday afternoon."

2017-05-05 - Driver has 'medical event', truck crashes, on I-89 in Williston (Vermont):

2017-05-05 - Man has 'medical condition', car veers off road and hits home, in Mount Pleasant (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A medical condition contributed to a crash in which a car hit a house on Friday afternoon at the intersection of Sunnyslope Drive and Dove Circle."

2017-05-05 - Cargo plane crashes at 6:51 AM at airport, breaks into pieces, in Charleston (West Virginia), 2 killed:

Quote: "The crew of a propeller plane carrying UPS cargo made no distress call before the small aircraft landed hard enough to gouge the runway and break into pieces on Friday, a federal investigator said."

Quote: "Plante said officials have no idea why the plane, which made regular runs to the airport, crashed. The weather in Charleston was sunny and clear."

2017-05-05 - Small plane crashes at airport in coastal Clearwater (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-05-05 - Tour helicopter crashes into vans at golf course, fire erupts, in coastal Santa Barbara (California), engine failure, 3 injured:

Quote: "Two passengers and a pilot were taking a waterfront tour in the four-seat Robinson R-44. While returning, the chopper developed mechanical problems. The helicopter struck two vans near the golf course and caught fire, but all three occupants got out before the flames erupted."

2017-05-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on North Greene Street in Spokane (Washington):

2017-05-05 - SUV overturns into ditch, on I-40 near Conway (Texas), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2017-05-05 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on, in Santa Clarita (California), 3 injured:

2017-05-05 - Car crashes into overpass, bursts into flame, in Maple Grove (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-05-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into lake, in Udaipur (India), 1 killed:

2017-05-05 - Stray cow attacks man for 20 minutes in coastal Gujarat (India):

2017-05-05 - Raccoon attacks and injures woman in Niagara, Ontario (Canada):

2017-05-05 - Massive sinkhole opens on street and partially swallows big rig in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Crews found a 3-foot-deep void where a San Francisco street caved under a heavy big-rig truck on Friday, but they are stumped as to what caused the hole. Water is usually to blame, but crews could not find any water leaks, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Betsy Rhodes said."

2017-05-05 - Large sinkhole opens in Pueblo (Colorado):

2017-05-05 - Landslide blocks Lakeshore Road in Kelowna (Canada):

2017-05-05 - Refinery loses power, significant flaring ensues, people evacuated, in Benecia (California):

Quote: "A Northern California city has ordered occupants to evacuate a business park downwind of a large refinery that lost power, causing significant flaring. Giant black plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around the refinery on the east side of the San Francisco Bay Friday morning. Those in the area were advised to stay inside. The city of Benecia said the Valero refinery lost power Friday morning, resulting in massive flares. Benecia is 38 miles (61 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Acting Deputy City Manager Mario Guliani says the city evacuated nearby and issued a precautionary shelter-in-place for residents and for two elementary schools."

2017-05-05 - Building collapses in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-05-05 - Building partially collapses in coastal Surat (India), 2 killed, others injured:

2017-05-05 - Cows mysteriously going crazy at farms in the Netherlands:

2017-05-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Summit Lake in Thurston County (Washington):

2017-05-05 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala, belches ash 37,000 feet into the atmosphere:

2017-05-05 - Shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near Karakenja (Tajikistan), 3 aftershocks follow:

2017-05-05 - Lightning strikes kill 7 people, injure 2 more, in India:

2017-05-05 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Bangladesh:

2017-05-05 - Tornado touches down and causes damage at naval support facility in Dahlgren (Virginia):

2017-05-05 - High heat and rapid snow melt cause flooding in Yosemite Valley (California):

Quote: "Hot weather and the melting of a heavy snowpack have the Merced River overflowing its banks in Yosemite National Park. Dakota Snider sent in pictures taken between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday that show flooding of the housekeeping camp in Yosemite Valley from the nearby Merced River. Flood stage happens at 10 feet in the Valley, and the U.S. Geological Survey said the river crested at well over 11 feet within the last day."

2017-05-05 - Central California towns in trouble if Sierra snowpack melts too fast:

2017-05-05 - Historic flooding far from over in the US Midwest and South:

2017-05-05 - Heavy rain and flash-flooding hit New York:

2017-05-05 - Vineyards in France suffer at least €1 billion in damage after Spring freeze:

2017-05-05 - Toronto headed for one of the most prolonged cold periods in over 40 years:

2017-05-05 - Terrifying shelf cloud engulfs Florida and turns day into night:


  1. Ya don't hear about an animal called a gaur very often, and here one dies in a town in India, then in Gaur City in India two people die by falling off a high-rise building. Strange.

    Lotta brush fires and wildfires going on for so early in the year.

    Study: Alarming decrease in oceans' dissolved oxygen level

    [Canfield Ocean, here we come]

    In an earlier study, Ito and other researchers explored why oxygen depletion was more pronounced in tropical waters in the Pacific Ocean. They found that air pollution drifting from East Asia out over the world's largest ocean contributed to oxygen levels falling in tropical waters thousands of miles away.

    Once ocean currents carried the iron and nitrogen pollution to the tropics, photosynthesizing phytoplankton went into overdrive consuming the excess nutrients. But rather than increasing oxygen, the net result of the chain reaction was the depletion oxygen in subsurface water. [more]

    Hailstones the size of baseballs strike Madras, Oregon

    "About 15 minutes into the hail storm, the front window ended up breaking in our house. Two of our children ended up waking up, crying, screaming," he said. "After, we come outside to find the damage to the truck, the house, the tree all over the place and then planters, small things here and there."

    He said his insurance won't cover any of the damage.

    The storm damaged businesses as well as homes.

    they've never seen hail as big in the area. [more]

    Thousands evacuated as forest fires hit South Korea

    Unusual wind storm hits Vermont, New York

    The gravity wave appears to have been of a substantial enough amplitude to bring down very strong winds from aloft. The winds from 5,000 feet in the atmosphere were about 75 mph and appear to have mixed right down to the ground as this vertical wave resulted in one hell of an atmospheric ripple. The terrain absolutely played a part in this - as all of the powerful winds occurred just west of the Green Mountains (Killington, near Rutland, is ~4200 feet) and another band of strong winds occurred just west of the Taconic Mountains in eastern New York.

    What triggered the gravity wave isn't clear either. Gravity waves are not uncommon - we see small ones all the time during storms but gravity waves that produce a 9mb pressure drop in an hour are very unusual and can produce really nasty winds. [more]

    The oceans are drowning in plastic - is anyone paying attention?


    Shallow 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Mt. Hekla volcano, Iceland

    Comment: A shallow earthquake of 5.8 magnitude was registered in the Scotia Sea (South Atlantic) on the same day. [more]

    Record precipitation levels threaten to trigger widespread flooding in Canada

    Meet some of India's most serious UFO researchers

    [more below]


  2. Sunday, 7 May 2017
    Extreme weather events

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #22 (May 1st to May 6th 2017)

    [~36 min. video]

    Temperatures of 46C + (115F) causing chaos in parts of Pakistan and most of India Temperatures of 46C + (115F) causing chaos in parts of Pakistan and most of India

    Heatwaves have once again gripped parts of Rajasthan, with maximum temperatures settling above 45°C at several parts.
    In fact, Churu recorded day maximum at 46.1°C on Saturday and was also the hottest city in the country.
    Day maximums have been settling several notches above the normal average to the tune of 4-5 degrees.
    The state capital of Jaipur also saw mercury reaching 43°C, again three degrees above normal that made the weather extremely hot. [more; no mention on SOTT]

    Mystery as thousands of leopard sharks are dying in the San Francisco Bay this year.

    It is the largest die-off in six years of the striped fish, which is the bay's most abundant shark. [more]

    If At First You Don't Implode, Keep Lying

    Capital(ism) is trapped by the poverty it created

    Apparently the goal was to "fix" the global financial system by increasing wealth inequality. It won't work, but don't tell anyone since it's still a secret. Contrary to ubiquitous belief, higher interest rates in a debt-based pseudo-economy are not "reflationary"...

    the U.S. and China are "reflating" the global economy by deflating it... [more]

    The Global Circle Of Jerks. Is Ending...

    We are led by a clueless global pseudo-elite of fraudsters and clowns, the likes of which the world has never seen, with one overriding mission - preserve their position at the top by any means possible [more]

    From acne to pregnancy, here's every 'preexisting condition' that could get you denied insurance under Trump's new healthcare bill

    [and the legislators are all cheering because THEY'RE EXEMPT!]

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes near California-Nevada border

    Mississippi River cresting in flood-hit Illinois, southern Missouri

    [stay safe Jonny]


  3. Yeah, I thought that was pretty odd too - two different weird events with 'gaur' involved!

    I don't think you'll lose coverage because you have acne or whatever - they can't just drop you. Instead you'll lose coverage because you can't afford the premiums for people with acne or whatever - charge you a sh#tload more, THAT they would be able to do. But the result is the same, at least for the average not-rich person - lost coverage. Then more people using emergency rooms, which then drives up healthcare costs for everyone who DOES have health insurance, which sends more people to the emergency rooms. The old healthcare 'death spiral', brought back to life and reinvigorated - that's apparently the plan.

  4. On the plus side, if this 'plan' passes the Senate, bankruptcy lawyers and morticians should see a significant uptick in business. Growth! Jobs! Hey, if you squint hard enough, you can find a silver lining in just about anything!

  5. Lightning strikes kills five in Andhra Pradesh, India

    Raging forest fire forces hundreds from their homes in South Korea

    Crews find mysterious 'void' where San Francisco street caved - NOT water-related

    [here's a creepy clown cloud, Jonny]

    Alligator bites girl in shallow lake waters at Florida park

    An alligator bit a 10-year-old girl on the leg as she sat in shallow lake waters at a Florida park, authorities said. [more]

    Tom Skilling, scientists at climate forum warn of severe weather changes ahead

    One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former EPA regulator at North Central College Saturday to discuss climate change data and urge individuals to take action.
    "I didn't come to my current view on climate change easily. I was skeptical," WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling told the sold-out audience of 200. He explained how science can prove that greenhouse gases change the jet streams, which in turn affect weather. These changes are leading to more powerful hurricanes, more damaging tornadoes and more severe flooding, he said. [more]