Sunday, May 28, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-27

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

2017-05-27 - Woman found burned to death in backyard at home in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "Police said they're not currently looking for any suspects, and that the cause of death is currently unknown. They provided no other details."

2017-05-27 - Person found burned to death just before 6:30 AM near walking trail at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester (New York):

Note: The Genesee River wraps around this park. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-05-27 - Car goes up in flames and kills couple and daughter, 52, 50 and 24, near East Coast Road in coastal Kalpakkam (India):

Quote: "Three of a family were charred to death when the car in which they were travelling caught fire at Manamai near here late last night. The incident occurred at Manamai near Mamallapuram when the trio (a man, his wife and daughter) were returning to Chennai after visiting the place to take a look at a residential layout, police said. The car's engine was idling for some time when it caught fire, they added. The locals, who noticed the car catching fire alerted personnel of the Fire department and police."

2017-05-27 - Auto salvage business erupts in flame in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Cleanup has been underway at a Nashville business after a fire. Fire crews arrived at Hilltop Auto Salvage on Dickerson Pike around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the building."

2017-05-27 - Auto salvage yard goes up in flames on Eley Road in Edmonton area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Twelve fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers tackled a scrapyard fire on Eley Road in Edmonton. Most of the scrapyard was damaged by the fire."

2017-05-27 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, eight cars burn, in Te Awamutu (New Zealand):

2017-05-27 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, along the Fraser River in coastal Delta (Canada):

2017-05-27 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in College Hill, Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "Crews were dispatched to the report of an apartment fire with an explosion in College Hill Saturday morning. They arrived on the scene of 6045 Budmar Avenue near Elkton Place just after 10:30 a.m. to find obvious signs of an explosion with a small fire in the first-floor apartment. The fire was quickly extinguished. The explosion caused multiple windows to be blown out and structural damage to interior walls of the building."

Note: This is the 163rd residential explosion in 2017...

2017-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Horn Island (Mississippi):

2017-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch (Georgia):

Note: Also see the 36-year-old man found dead in Lake Lanier on this day...

2017-05-27 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal South Beach, Miami (Florida):

Note: These are the 429th, 430th and 431st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-27 - Passenger train fills with smoke in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "A SkyTrain car in Surrey, B.C., was evacuated Saturday afternoon after it filled with smoke from an unidentified source."

2017-05-27 - Freight train engine bursts into flame near Palmer Lake (Colorado):

2017-05-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Oxford (Britain):

Note: This is the 396th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-05-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame just after 11:30 PM on I-805 in Kearny Mesa (California):

2017-05-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Birmitrapur (India):

2017-05-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at rest stop in Ridgefield (New Jersey):

Quote: "A tractor trailer fire shut down the Vince Lombardi Service Area, with the building sustaining water and smoke damage. According to the state police, the driver of the tractor trailer parked it in front of the convenience store at the New Jersey Turnpike service station at around 3 a.m. and was out of the truck when it caught fire. The fire spread to the store and the building was evacuated, though the store sustained damage."

Note: Around 700 feet from the Hackensack River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-05-27 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on Orange Avenue in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2017-05-27 - Four tractor trailers destroyed by fire while parked in truck yard in coastal Takanini (New Zealand):

2017-05-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M42 near Coleshill (Britain):

Note: These are the 905th through 913th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-27 - RV bursts into flame at Camping World on Ringgold Road in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

Note: This is the 220th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-27 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the M5 near Cullompton (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Ikea store, fire spreads to other vehicles, in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at bar in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-264 in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame inside garage at home in Antioch (California):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on street in Lewiston (Idaho):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on street in Ludhiana (India):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in Stoneybatter area in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to garage, on Cambridge Road in Chester (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on Granada Road in coastal Southsea (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M11 near Epping (Britain), separate crash too:

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on Colbourne Street in Swindon (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame at 11:02 PM at Mardle House in Buckfastleigh (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Westlea (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame at the Penn Inn Roundabout in Newton Abbot (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame at 12:13 AM in Roos (Britain), 2 miles from the ocean:

Quote: "Roos. Sat 27 May 2017 00:13 (No:11434) Car fire. Two BA, two hose reels and short extension ladder in use."

2017-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on Stanley Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Stanley Street, Grimsby. Sat 27 May 2017 11:20 (No:11463) Car fire, two hose reels and one BA, car destroyed by fire."

2017-05-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame near loading dock in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

2017-05-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-05-27 - Two RV trailers and flatbed trailer destroyed by fire while parked in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2017-05-27 - Hoverboard explodes into flame at home, fire spreads to home, in Topeka (Kansas):

2017-05-27 - Barn destroyed by fire in Lehigh Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-27 - Barn destroyed by fire near Salina (Kansas):

2017-05-27 - Barn destroyed by fire in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2017-05-27 - Barn destroyed by fire on New Road in Catfield (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Brush fire breaks out, spreads to auto salvage yard, near Black Canyon City (Arizona):

2017-05-27 - Wildfire breaks out near Wekiwa Springs State Park (Florida):

2017-05-27 - Multiple restaurants go up in flames in coastal Provincetown (Massachusetts):

2017-05-27 - Construction business heavily damaged by fire in Brecknock Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "We hauled water from a local pond about 100 feet down the road."

2017-05-27 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in coastal Fremont (California):

2017-05-27 - Storage facility damaged by fire in Hollywood (California):

2017-05-27 - Mixed-use building destroyed by fire near the Oswego River in Oswego County (New York):

2017-05-27 - Garage damaged by fire at home in Bradford (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-27 - Garage destroyed by fire at 4:16 AM at home in Sioux City (Iowa):

2017-05-27 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Wichita (Kansas):

2017-05-27 - Three mobile homes - or RVs? - and garage damaged by fire in Banning (California):

2017-05-27 - Home damaged by fire shortly after 1:30 AM in Charleston (West Virginia):

2017-05-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:20 AM in Albany Park area in Chicago (Illinois), 5 injured:

2017-05-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-05-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2017-05-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Renton (Washington), near the coast, 1 injured:

2017-05-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:48 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2017-05-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in coastal Boca Raton (Florida), nobody there:

2017-05-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Belleville (Illinois), nobody there:

2017-05-27 - Two residential buildings go up in flames in Orange (New Jersey):

2017-05-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Davison (Michigan):

2017-05-27 - Condo building damaged by fire at Sands Ocean Club on Shore Drive in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-05-27 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Bilbao (Spain), 4 killed, 8 injured:

2017-05-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Loveland (Ohio):

2017-05-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Turlock (California):

2017-05-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Niagara Falls (Canada):

2017-05-27 - Vacant commercial building burns in Keene (New Hampshire):

2017-05-27 - Two men, 24 and unknown, found dead in 24 hours in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2017-05-27 - Two boys, 14 and 15, found dead in the River Darna in Nashik (India), two more boys missing:

2017-05-27 - Two boys found dead in the Upper Bari Doab Canal near Sultanwind (India):

2017-05-27 - Cousins, 5 and 6, go to bathe in pond, next seen dead in pond, in Comilla (Bangladesh):

2017-05-27 - Baby found dead at motel in Batesville (Arkansas):

2017-05-27 - Man found dead in swimming pool in Palm Desert (California):

Quote: "A man drowned Saturday in a Palm Desert swimming pool, authorities said. Firefighters were called at 6:42 p.m. to the 41000 block of Jones Drive, April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department said."

2017-05-27 - Man, 31, found dead in the Schuylkill(er) River in Cumru Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-27 - Woman, 18, found dead in reservoir in Douglas (Massachusetts):

2017-05-27 - Woman, 30s or 40s, found dead in the Northeast River in North East (Maryland), another body found in Wilmington (Delaware):

Quote: "A second incident in Wilmington, Delaware happen[ed] some time after 1:00p.m."

2017-05-27 - Man jumps into water and disappears at Lake Greenwood (South Carolina), presumed dead:

2017-05-27 - Boy, 17, found dead in the water at quarry near Ocala (Florida):

2017-05-27 - Boy, 13, found dead in Longmire Lake near Pauls Valley (Oklahoma):

2017-05-27 - Man, 36, found dead in Lake Lanier in Hall County (Georgia):

2017-05-27 - Woman slumps over dead in car in parking lot in Hoover (Alabama):

Quote: "Police in Hoover are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead in her car on Cahaba Valley Road. Investigators have not found any obvious signs of trauma or injury."

2017-05-27 - Man slumps over dead in car at Camel's Back Park in Boise (Idaho), near the Boise River:

Quote: "Williams said there were 'no obvious signs of foul play at this time.'"

2017-05-27 - Man, 18, athlete, found dead in Lacamas Lake (Washington):

2017-05-27 - Man, 18, found dead in Lake Mary near Flagstaff (Arizona):

2017-05-27 - Man drops dead along frontage road in Austin (Texas):

2017-05-27 - Man drops dead near the Great Lakes Bay Health Centers in Saginaw (Michigan):

2017-05-27 - Man, 20, found dead in the water at coastal Biloxi Beach (Mississippi):

2017-05-27 - Man, 19, found dead in the Cub River near Franklin (Idaho):

2017-05-27 - Woman found dead in Bowker Creek in coastal Oak Bay (Canada):

2017-05-27 - Woman found dead in the water near Charron Island on the South Shore of Montreal (Canada):

2017-05-27 - Man in his 70s has 'medical event' and drops dead at reunion at King's College in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-05-27 - Boy, 13, found dead in water tank near Hyderabad (India):

2017-05-27 - Man found dead at bus stop before 12:45 AM in coastal Kirkcaldy (Scotland):

Note: He caught the express bus to Deathville...

2017-05-27 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car slams into apartment building, in Chico (California):

Quote: "An unidentified Chico driver suffered a medical emergency which caused them to crash into an apartment complex on North Cedar Street shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday."

2017-05-27 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Branson (Missouri), pressurization problem:

Quote: "Southwest Airlines tells us there was an issue with pressurization inside the cabin. Passenger Brian Lombard said the turbulence was some of the worst he felt. Lombard described what he thought was a mist filling the cabin just as they made the landing."

2017-05-27 - Cargo plane crashes while landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla (Nepal), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-05-27 - Small plane crashes at tidal flats near coastal Haines (Alaska), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-05-27 - Small plane crashes near the Salcha River (Alaska), 2 killed:

Quote: "Word of the Arctic Aircraft crash occurred almost simultaneously with another crash, a twin-engine Piper PA30 that went down on a beach near Haines. Multiple media outlets are reporting that two people died in that crash."

2017-05-27 - Small plane crashes northwest of Walnut Creek near Kingman (Arizona), 1 killed:

2017-05-27 - Small plane crashes and burns in residential area in Chernigov (Ukraine), 1 killed:

2017-05-27 - Freight train derails in Great Falls (Montana):

2017-05-27 - Passenger bus overturns at 6 AM near Ankara (Turkey), 8 killed, 34 injured:

2017-05-27 - Tractor trailer and car crash shortly before 2 AM, both burst into flame, in Chino (California), 1+ killed:

2017-05-27 - Postal truck crashes into Peshastin Creek near Leavenworth (Washington):

2017-05-27 - Van overturns on I-10 in Tonopah (Arizona), 12 injured:

2017-05-27 - Naked feral-looking man spotted near trail in Eglwyswrw (Britain):

2017-05-27 - Naked man, 25, flees cops, gets arrested, in Aachen (Germany):

Quote: "A naked man led German police on a wild goose chase through the western city of Aachen late Saturday, which only ended when an officer tackled him by jumping on him from a bicycle. Police said residents called authorities just after 8 pm when they spotted the naked 25-year-old walking around the streets with no clothes on. But when police arrived he ran away, forcing officers to chase him through several gardens before he ran back onto the street. Unable to keep up with him, the police borrowed bicycles from passers-by and an officer managed to catch up and leap on him. The man was arrested."

2017-05-27 - Man, 65, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in North Bexar County (Texas), man resuscitated:

2017-05-27 - Boy, 7, found unconscious in swimming pool at beach resort on the island of Lanzarote (Spain), boy resuscitated:

2017-05-27 - Man, 53, jumps into the San Joaquin River to retrieve hat and disappears, near the Antioch Bridge in Isleton (California):

2017-05-27 - Man, 48, jumps into water and disappears at Grand Lake St. Marys (Ohio):

2017-05-27 - Arctic sea ice volume update:

2017-05-27 - Waves ominously ripple through Greenland's ice:

2017-05-27 - Near term climate catastrophe:

2017-05-27 - Climate change could uncover an abandoned Arctic nuclear base:

2017-05-27 - Lightning strike kills 3 people and injures 9 more in Uttarakhand (India):

2017-05-27 - Lightning strikes killes 3 people in Telangana (India):

2017-05-27 - Lightning strike kills woman and injures man at beach near Bangkok (Thailand):

2017-05-27 - Death toll rises to 103 from devastating flooding in Sri Lanka, 113 more missing:

2017-05-27 - Chronic sleep deprivation can cause the brain to start 'eating' itself:

2017-05-27 - Millions of Americans who eat canned foods are still being exposed to the toxic chemical bisphenol A:

2017-05-27 - The Pentagon introduces augmented reality headsets to give soldiers increased 'situational awareness':

2017-05-27 - Gregg Allman dies at age 69 at home in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2017-05-27 - Man catches massive 13-pound bullfrog in pond in Batesville (South Texas):

Note: Hello, my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal!


  1. Introspective (as opposed to "happy") Memorial Day to you, Jonny. Picking up where we left off on the last thread

    Leaked documents: Private security firm compared DAPL protesters to 'jihadist insurgency'

    [if you don't go along with the corporate agenda, you're a terrorist]

    The protesters have been described "as 'terrorists,' their direct actions as 'attacks,' and the camps as a 'battlefield'," the report said, adding, that the peaceful anti-pipeline movement has been "treated as a national security threat." [more; it's all war, all the time]

    History's largest, most destructive fiat money Ponzi scheme is violently imploding in real-time

    the majority of Central bank "influence" has nothing to do with "analysis"; but to the contrary, market-rigging. [more]

    [here's the latest disinformation BULLSHIT from SOTT]
    Methane leaks may lead to cooling instead of warming: Scientists find a 'totally unexpected' source of climate cooling

    [I highly doubt this result coming from ONE spot - what about all the CO2 and CH4 coming from permafrost, peat bogs, and boreal forests? Besides, if this had been the case all along the global avg temp wouldn't have risen all these years in a row.]

    Severe storm leaves 138,000 without power across Memphis

    Floods bring rush hour chaos to Bangkok; heaviest rainfall event in one Thailand province for a decade

    Alaska's Bogoslof volcano sends ash clouds over 35,000 feet high

    Lightning strikes kill at least 20 people in a day across Bihar, India

    [it's a contest between regions in India for most lightning deaths]

    Another earthquake registered around Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland

    Forests in eastern U.S. are moving westward in response to precipitation changes – “Empirical data reveal the impact of climate change is happening on the ground now”

    [packin' their bags and "uprootin'" - go west, young pine]

    Water is streaming across Antarctica – New survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought

    [because of all that COOLING going on, right SOTT?]

    [yet another update]
    Record monsoon in Sri Lanka causes massive flooding and landslides, with 151 dead, 112 missing, more than 440,000 affected

    Former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich claims, erroneously, that poor nations “get crushed” by deals like Paris climate accord

    [still a lying sack of shit; they're getting crushed BY climate change]

    [more below]


  2. News Links, May 29, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Baltic index hits lowest since early March on tepid demand

    World's Major Economies to Come up $400 Trillion Short on Retirement Savings

    Global Pension Underfunding Will Hit Nearly Half A Quadrillion Dollars In 2050 [pffft - fugedabotit]

    "I'm telling you right now, the US is going to have a crash and it will be massive."

    The Federal Reserve Is Destroying America
    And wait until you hear what they're getting away with now

    Will the Crazy Global Debt Bubble Ever End?

    Despite deal with Trump, Carrier cutting more than 600 American jobs from U.S. factory [no effect on LYING unemployment numbers]

    A 'catastrophic' computer outage is crippling international air travel

    The Saudi Deal Shows Just How Broken the US Arms Export Process Has Become

    Majority of Germans wouldn't support defending NATO allies in Russia conflict

    Chinese jets come within several hundred feet of US plane over South China Sea

    Pentagon to conduct first-ever ICBM intercept test

    US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

    US Puts Multi-Warhead Interceptor On the Fast Track
    Officials won't say it's because of North Korea. But experts say Pyongyang's planned ICBMs will almost certainly release decoys to cloak their nukes.

    Russia's Putin drafts new rearmament program

    The death of a Navy SEAL reveals US mission creep in Somalia

    Aide: Trump Won't Roll Back US Sanctions Against Russia

    Trump goes on Iran-bashing tour
    US President Donald Trump, arriving in Israel on May 22 right after a stop in Saudi Arabia, found another ally eager to praise him for his tough stance on Iran — and encourage him to get even tougher.

    U.S. aircraft conduct strike on Syrian army convoy

    Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary advances toward Syria border

    N Korea fires missile, likely falling into Japan's EEZ

    'Horrific' Increase in Worldwide Displacement, Shows New Report

    Thousands protest against Trump in 'hellhole' Brussels

    Protesters Torch Government Building in Brazil
    Coming soon to a venue near you. -- RF

    Scuffles break out, tear gas fired at end of G7 protest
    [which we, of course, didn't hear about]

    The Great U.S. Energy Debt Wall: It's Going To Get Very Ugly

    Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer [talk about DESPERATE!]

    Scientists Warn Corrupt US Nuclear Industry Sitting On A Nightmare Worse Than Fukushima

    Natural gas production no longer profitable business: ONGC

    Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters say

    Zika may cause lasting eye problems, lab study suggests

    WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

    Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Sleep

    Study links diesel pollution to heart damage
    Atmospheric particulate matter PM2.5 was associated with harmful changes to heart structure and function.

    Scientists create designer virus to kickstart immune system and kill cancer [with NO side effects? hmmmmm]

    Google Is About to Start Tracking Your Offline Behavior, Too

    Chipotle says hackers stole payment card info in data breach

    [continued below]


  3. Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

    The U.S. Intelligence Ship Is Too Leaky To Sail
    The U.S. services have lost credibility by becoming the leakiest in the world.

    Judicial Watch Files FOIA Request with Police, FBI over Seth Rich Murder [about fucking time]

    Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

    Iran's Shockingly Honest Reaction to Trump's Visit to Saudi Arabia

    Kushner Role In White House Suddenly Unclear; May "Return To Private Life"

    Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online

    Russiagate: Clintonites Spread the Weiner Conspiracy

    John Pilger Exposes White Helmets As "Propaganda Construct In Syria"

    "Secret" Russian Doc Influenced Comey's Hillary Probe Even Though He Knew It Was Fake: CNN

    Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

    Believing the Russian 'Hacking' Claim
    Government lies are common when seducing a population to support a war, but the Russian "hacking" claims are unusual in that U.S. officials supply no evidence while the "fact" is just assumed.

    Pennsylvania Coroner Says Dying Addicts Keep Morgue Full "Most Nights"

    Nuclear storage crisis grows as reactor restarts continue [Japan]

    Sears Revenues Plunge, to Hit Zero in 3 Years, Shares Jump
    The ingenious strategy of cost-cutting and store-closing your way out of trouble: Pretty soon, it leads to zero.

    80% of millennials say they want to buy a home—but most have less than $1,000 saved

    Millennials Choose To Spend Money On Travel, Dining, And Fitness Than Save For Retirement: Survey [smart - enjoy it now, since there is no future]

    JPMorgan: "Large Parts Of Society Are Not Seeing Any Growth In Income And Job Opportunities At All"

    Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down

    April Durable Goods: Yet Another Weak Second-Quarter Report

    Debt ceiling could be hit late this summer: Sources

    Trump's "America First" Infrastructure Plan: Let Saudi Arabia and Blackstone Take Care of It
    And the supreme irony is, it's money down a rat hole. This may enrich the involved parties, but it won't save America's crumbling infrastructure. -- RF

    Chicago Population Shrinks Most of Any City in US
    Illinoisans continue their exodus, with Chicago having the dubious distinction of the highest population loss in the nation.

    Dollar General Accounts For 80% Of All New Store Openings In The US [let that sink in for a minute]


  4. This will be a memorable day to many of these folks:
    Student films gigantic lightning bolt within metres of him in Mutley, UK

    Gonna need a bigger boat: 9ft great white shark leaps into fisherman's boat (PHOTOS)

    Severe storm leaves 138,000 without power across Memphis

    Five killed by lightning strikes in Manikganj, Bangladesh

    Experts warn Israel's economy heading for disaster

    [cosmic irony/karma]

    'Mad Dog' Mattis: Civilian casualties 'fact of life' amid US tactics of 'ISIS annihilation'

    600kg of crystal meth worth $120 million seized in massive Philippines drug bust

    [They're not mething around!]


  5. US and Japan to take 'specific action' after N Korean missile hit Japan's economic zone

    Petition to investigate Seth Rich murder goes viral; reward tops $345K

    Against Our Better Judgement: How the USA was used to create Israel

    France heat wave: Locals break 300 fire hydrants to beat high temperatures

    [HEY SOTT, oh never mind . .]

    Wild boar charges children at playground in Vienna, Austria

    Leigh Turner, Britain's ambassador to Austria, was left shaken and slightly injured earlier this month after being chased recently by a hostile boar in Vienna's Lainzer Tiergarten nature park. [more]

    [was it Dennie Hastert?]

    Raging thunderstorm strikes Moscow leaving seven dead, 69 injured — source

    The thunderstorm blew down hundreds of trees in its path, damaging numerous vehicles in Moscow and its surrounding neighborhoods, causing commuter train delays and bringing traffic to a standstill [more; short wild video]

    [here's another on the same story]
    Several dead, trees uprooted & streets blocked as severe storm hits Russian capital (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    Hunter recovering from black bear attack in Boise County, Idaho

    [hey, you wanted to be a big game hunter . .]

    Mystery surrounds death of 30,000 fish at Rampally lake, India

    The mass death follows similar incidents last week in which a total of 60,000 fish were found dead in the waters of Shamirpet lake and Medchal lake on the outskirts of the city.

    Local officials claim the fish succumbed to a bacterial infection caused by high temperatures - but environmental activists insist responsibility lies with domestic and industrial polluters. [more including video; 'stop, you're BOTH right!']

    Update: Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll reaches 169

    Almost half a million people have had to abandon their homes after the island suffered its worst flooding in 14 years.

    Huge hail pounds central US

    The majority of damage occurred from very large hail which smashed windows and dented vehicles. In some locations, the size of the hail was as large as softballs.

    Two people were reported dead and another missing after their car was found in Branson, Missouri, on Sunday following severe flooding. Officials believe the car drove into rushing water the day before. [more; videos & pics]

    Meteor fireball spotted in New Territories, Hong Kong

    'War of the worlds': Strange booming noises heard above Nottingham, UK

    A loud "booming" noise has been heard above Nottingham and people are desperate to find out what it was.

    the noises occurred every one and a half minutes [throughout the night]. [more]

    [more below]


  6. Strong shallow 6.6 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Sulawesi island

    Al Shinto radio reported that residents ran from their homes in panic. [more]

    We are repeating 14th century climate during the Wolff Grand Solar Minimum

    [I don't know about all that (and even if we are, mankind still wrecked the climate via pollution) but the LINK provided in the comment is a GREAT read!]

    What it is like to be struck by lightning

    If you're hit by lightning, there's a nine in ten chance you'll survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of volts?

    A crashing boom. A jolting, excruciating pain. "My whole body was just stopped - I couldn't move any more," Justin recalls. "The pain was... I can't explain the pain except to say if you've ever put your finger in a light socket as a kid, multiply that feeling by a gazillion throughout your entire body. "And I saw a white light surrounding my body - it was like I was in a bubble. Everything was slow motion. I felt like I was in a bubble for ever." [more]

    [here's one for ya, Jonny]
    This is Major Tom to Ground Control

    Make Lying Great Again aka. Trickle Down Fake Wealth Effect

    While Circus Clownius is blowing smoke up everyone's asses non-stop, his empire is collapsing. Just thought I would mention that. Apparently when he said last Fall that the election was rigged, he meant it...

    Of course that's water under the bridge now to his reliable apologists. The fact that the U.S. election was systematically undermined by a foreign power with the sole goal of getting Trump elected so he would end Russian sanctions with an under the table quid pro quo to his own cash-strapped empire, brokered by his son-in-law. Bearing in mind that's pure speculation, attended by corroborating testimony from now four separate U.S. intelligence chiefs, including of course the CIA and FBI. What do they and the people below them leaking all of this information really know?

    In the meantime, the Denialist-in-Chief was outvoted 6-1 on Climate Change affirmation at the G7 in Europe.

    After all, who has time for that nonsense when he's too busy making coal implode again: [graph]

    And making the entire Oil and Gas complex implode deja vu of 2015, as well: [chart; more]

    Tropical Cyclone "Mora" about to slam into Bangladesh

    8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil