Sunday, July 16, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-15

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

2017-07-15 - Passenger plane hit by burning smell, plane diverts to airport near coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "Flight 374 from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport diverted to an airport outside Glasgow as a precautionary measure after a 'light smell of burning' was detected, the airline said in an email to CBC News."

Note: This is the 66th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-15 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, near landfill in Elk Point (South Dakota):

2017-07-15 - Landfill fire breaks out in Billings (Montana):

2017-07-15 - Landfill fire breaks out in Kamloops (Canada):

2017-07-15 - Wildfire grows to 51,750 acres near Doyle (California), some vehicles and outbuildings destroyed:

Quote: "The fire is now estimated at 51,750 acres and is 24% contained. Five outbuildings and seven vehicles have been lost. Three homes have been damaged."

2017-07-15 - Wildfire grows to 17,300 acres near Lake Cachuma (California):

Quote: "Flames have charred more than twice as much land in California this year as they did by last year at this time, according to Cal Fire."

Note: This Lake Cachuma fire began when an SUV burst into flame. Vehicles bursting into flame and igniting brush fires is becoming common, especially in California...

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the Cuesta Grade (California):

Quote: "Fire crews say a 2006 Kia Spectra caught fire while driving north on the 101, south of the TV Tower. As the Kia pulled to the right shoulder, the fire began to spread to the mountain side."

Quote: "This is the second fire on the Cuesta Grade sparked by a burning car in about a week."

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments in Bloomingdale area in Kingsport (Tennessee):

Quote: "The witness said his friend’s car had been running fine and the fire was a complete surprise."

2017-07-15 - Container ship 'Laura Maersk' disabled by fire in the Bering Sea near the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

Quote: "Container ship LAURA MAERSK suffered engine room fire and following engine failure on July 14 in Bering sea off Akutan island, Aleutian islands, and started to drift towards Akutan coat. Early in the morning July 15 vessel was taken on tow by two tugs, when she was some 7 miles off Akutan coast."

2017-07-15 - Cargo ship 'Jia Yuan 19' bursts into flame on Pearl River estuary in Guishan (Taiwan):

Quote: "Fire erupted in superstructure of a general cargo vessel JIA YUAN 19 late at night July 14. Vessel, understood bound for repairs, was anchored in Guishan area anchorage, Pearl River estuary, in ballast, with 6 crew on board. SAR ship NANHAIJIU116 was sent to fight fire, firefighting went on throughout the night and well into the morning July 15."

2017-07-15 - Houseboat bursts into flame on Shasta Lake (California):

2017-07-15 - Boat bursts into flame on Devil's Lake (North Dakota):

2017-07-15 - 18 boats go up in flames in coastal Pati on Java Island (Indonesia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three people were injured after 18 wooden fishing boats caught fire in Indonesia Saturday (July 15), a disaster official said. Fire services were struggling to put out the billowing blaze at a riverside port in Pati on the northern coast of Java island."

2017-07-15 - Boat bursts into flame and kills woman in coastal Oslofjorden (Norway):

Quote: "The main rescue center (HRS) South Norway will ask the accident commission to examine the boat fire at Hvitsten in Oslofjorden on Saturday night. One person is confirmed dead."

Note: These are the 611th-633rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-15 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in Somerset West (South Africa):

2017-07-15 - Charter school bus bursts into flame on I-81 in Lexington (Virginia):

Quote: "A passenger bus caught fire while traveling north on Interstate 81 through Lexington. It happened sometime after 10 a.m. Saturday morning. The 911 call came in at 10:26 a.m. According to the Lexington Fire Department, the charter bus was carrying 17 teenagers from a Richmond area school."

Note: This is the 122nd school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 494th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-07-15 - Eight tanker trucks go up in flames at oil depot in Silguri (India):

Quote: "Eight tankers in the vicinity of the Indian Oil Corporation terminal here were charred in a fire on Saturday night, triggering panic. There were no casualties or injuries. The leaping flames, that were first noticed at 8 p.m., were doused after a two-hour fight, police and IOC sources said. The fire broke out in the parking lot for the tankers close to the New Jalpaiguri railway station, and spread fast engulfing one tanker after another. In all eight tankers - some carrying combustible fuels like kerosene, diesel and petrol - caught fire, as senior police and fire brigade officials rushed to the spot."

2017-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5 AM on I-283 in Dauphin County (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Katy Freeway in Houston (Texas):

Note: These are the 1252nd-1261st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-15 - Truck bursts into flame on Lake Creek Road in Cochranton (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-15 - RV bursts into flame on Route 422 near Mount Chestnut (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A large RV camper burst into flames on Route 422 Saturday afternoon just west of Mount Chestnut, in the large dip that connects Mount Chestnut to Prospect."

2017-07-15 - RV bursts into flame on I-75 near Mt. Morris (Michigan):

2017-07-15 - RV bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Canmore (Canada):

Note: These are the 330th, 331st and 332nd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-15 - Van bursts into flame on street in Mansa (India), 8 or 9 injured:

2017-07-15 - SUV bursts into flame just before midnight while parked in parking lot in Norwood (Massachusetts):

2017-07-15 - SUV bursts into flame at beach on coastal Harkers Island (North Carolina):

2017-07-15 - SUV bursts into flame at 1:04 AM on Brewster Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-07-15 - SUV bursts into flame on the Glenn Highway near South Peters Creek (Alaska):

2017-07-15 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire on I-15 near Downey (Idaho):

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 41 near coastal Morro Bay (California):

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at church auction in Cormorant (Minnesota):

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at auto salvage yard in Southwick (Massachusetts):

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at shopping center in Monroe (Connecticut):

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame just after 4 AM near Southeast 165th Avenue and Bush Street in Portland (Oregon):

2017-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on street in Galax (Virginia):

2017-07-15 - Commercial vehicle bursts into flame in La Quinta (California), 1 injured:

2017-07-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A3049 in coastal Poole (Britain):

2017-07-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 between Tewkesbury and Cheltenham (Britain):

2017-07-15 - Lawn tractor bursts into flame inside garage, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Altamont (New York):

2017-07-15 - Trucks and business garage destroyed by fire near the Lehigh River in Fountain Hill (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The fire was at a garage used by a pressure washing company to store trucks and materials for the business."

2017-07-15 - Vehicle and barn go up in flames near Metcalfe (Canada):

2017-07-15 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire between Crediton and Okehampton (Britain):

2017-07-15 - Wildfire breaks out, grows rapidly to 3000 acres, near the Snake River east of Pomeroy (Washington):

Quote: "Officials say a 3000-acre wildfire in eastern Washington state that started Saturday morning near the Snake River is threatening crops and cell towers east of Pomeroy."

2017-07-15 - Wildfire breaks out near Lake Lahontan (Nevada):

2017-07-15 - Wildfire rages near Williams Lake (Canada), evacuations ensue:

2017-07-15 - Tire business damaged by fire in Pflugerville (Texas):

2017-07-15 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Warsaw (North Carolina):

2017-07-15 - Church destroyed by fire in Okeechobee County (Florida):

2017-07-15 - Church destroyed by fire on North Davis Street in Chico (Texas):

2017-07-15 - Warehouse damaged by fire along the Mississippi River in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-07-15 - Warehouse damaged by fire on Burnside Place in Alexandria (Virginia):

2017-07-15 - Restaurant damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "The blaze is the fifth major fire emergency in the capital since the Grenfell Tower blaze."

2017-07-15 - Storage facility hit by fire, 9 units destroyed, near Liberty (Missouri):

2017-07-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Billings (Montana):

2017-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Huntsville (Alabama), nobody there:

2017-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2017-07-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:14 AM in Hixson (Tennessee):

2017-07-15 - Home destroyed by fire just after 5:30 AM on Willow Street in Gate City (Virginia):

2017-07-15 - Home destroyed by fire in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River, nobody there:

2017-07-15 - Duplex damaged by fire in Portland (Oregon):

2017-07-15 - Apartment building and store heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4:40 AM in Springdale (Ohio):

2017-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Asheville (North Carolina):

2017-07-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:30 AM in Rossville (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-07-15 - Deadly fire burns home just before 2 AM on Beaver Run Drive in Mahoning Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-07-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building shortly after 1 AM in Malone (New York), 1 killed, dozens injured:

2017-07-15 - Deadly fire rips through senior living complex at 4:35 AM in Chesapeake (Virginia), 3 killed, 6 injured:

2017-07-15 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Dos Palos (California):

2017-07-15 - Vacant building burns in Seacroft, Leeds (Britain):

2017-07-15 - Vacant building burns on Pankhurst Close in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2017-07-15 - Four workers die in underground rainwater drain in New Delhi (India):

2017-07-15 - Two women found dead in submerged car in lake in coastal Toyama (Japan):

2017-07-15 - Two boys, 10 and 12, found dead in the Soan River (Pakistan):

2017-07-15 - Two teen boys found dead in the water at quarry in Kottayam (India):

2017-07-15 - Man, 64, found dead in Lake Champlain near marina in Charlotte (Vermont):,513776

2017-07-15 - Naked man in his 40s found dead in the Hudson River near coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-07-15 - Woman drops dead in driveway in Desert Hot Springs (California):

2017-07-15 - Man, 57, found dead in creek in Las Canovas Canyon (California):

2017-07-15 - Man, 61, found dead in Lake Acworth (Georgia):

2017-07-15 - Boy, 8, found dead in Springfield Lake in Springfield Township (Ohio):

2017-07-15 - Man found dead in tent in Decatur (Georgia):

2017-07-15 - Man, 53, found dead in the St. Joseph River in Elkhart County (Indiana):

2017-07-15 - Man, 53, drops dead in jail cell in Eaton (Ohio):

2017-07-15 - Man, 18, found dead in the Welland River in Niagara Falls (Canada):

2017-07-15 - Man, 30, found dead in taxi in Selaiyur (India):

2017-07-15 - Woman, 40, found dead in well in Jaipur (India):

2017-07-15 - Man found dead in the Basingstoke Canal at Woodham Lock in West Byfleet (Britain):

2017-07-15 - Small plane crashes near the Yentna River north of Anchorage (Alaska), 1 killed:

2017-07-15 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-07-15 - Small plane veers off runway, hits culvert, bursts into flame, at Meadow Lake Airport in Falcon (Colorado):

2017-07-15 - Small plane makes emergency landing in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood (California), engine failure:

Quote: "The incident comes after a Sonoma Valley plane crash Thursday that killed a University of San Francisco history professor and injured his two children and caretaker."

2017-07-15 - Small plane hits home and crashes into field, in Bern (Switzerland), 1 injured:

2017-07-15 - Freight train derails near Kimball (South Dakota):

2017-07-15 - Passenger bus overturns, bursts into flame, near Quito (Ecuador), 14 killed, 26+ injured:

2017-07-15 - Asphalt truck blows tire, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-15 near Ogden (Utah):

2017-07-15 - Minivan hits pickup truck, both go up in flames, in Bonney Lake (Washington), 5 injured:

2017-07-15 - SUV slams into SUV, in Omaha (Nebraska), 2 injured:

Quote: "Officials are working to determine if McAlexander may have had a medical episode of some kind prior to the crash."

2017-07-15 - SUV veers off road, crashes into building, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2017-07-15 - Pickup truck slams into tractor trailer just before 5:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-95 in Mansfield (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2017-07-15 - Pickup truck's brakes fail at boat launch, boat rolls into the Columbia River, in Portland (Oregon):

2017-07-15 - Car slams into parked semi, near I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2017-07-15 - Car veers off road, plunges down embankment, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Simi Valley (California), 1 injured:

2017-07-15 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Wade (Maine), 1 injured:

2017-07-15 - Car veers off road at 12:20 AM, hits home, bursts into flame, in Lincoln (California), 2 killed:

2017-07-15 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, hits mound of dirt, bursts into flame, near Echuca West (Australia), 1 killed:

2017-07-15 - Man strips naked, climbs roof, screams incoherently, in coastal Formby, Liverpool (Britain):

Quote: "'He was just lying there stark naked screaming about something. Most of it was pretty incoherent but every now and then he screamed, "help me",' a source told the Daily Star."

2017-07-15 - Man puts on Superman robe, yells stuff, jumps off 10-story building and dies, in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "William Fielder, who works at Gordon's Auto Body across the street, told The Commercial Appeal he saw the man yelling on the top balcony. 'The next thing you know all these people are here,' Fielder said. A resident of the building, Melvin Washington, told the newspaper he talked to the man a few days ago, and nothing seemed strange about him. 'He wasn't intoxicated or anything, and he seemed like he was in his right mind,' Washington told The Commercial Appeal."

2017-07-15 - Bear attacks, kills and eats pet dog in coastal Sitka (Alaska), bear killed:

2017-07-15 - Birds attack people outside grocery store in coastal La Porte (Texas):

2017-07-15 - Man, 61, has 'medical episode' at beach in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A 61-year-old man was rescued from the surf in Daytona Beach Shores after suffering a medical episode, a Volusia County beach safety spokeswoman said."

2017-07-15 - Arctic sea ice update:

2017-07-15 - The Uninhabitable Earth:

2017-07-15 - Last Born In The Wilderness, with Guy McPherson:

2017-07-15 - Today’s extreme heat may become the norm within a decade:

2017-07-15 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean off Gorontalo (Indonesia):

2017-07-15 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) found in pond in Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area (California):

2017-07-15 - Tornado rips through Livingston (Texas):

2017-07-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Moscow (Russia):

2017-07-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Jilin (China), 8+ killed:

2017-07-15 - Flooding submerges 17 villages for two months in Maguindanao (Philippine Islands):

2017-07-15 - Snowfall hits Schefferville, Quebec (Canada):

2017-07-15 - Meteor spotted in the sky over North Carolina:

2017-07-15 - UN warns of worsening hunger in East Africa amid third consecutive failed rainy season:

2017-07-15 - TEPCO plans to dump more radioactive water in the ocean in Fukushima (Japan):

2017-07-15 - Self-fueling hydrogen-powered boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip:

2017-07-15 - 30,000 Americans afflicted with Williams Syndrome, which makes you love everyone:

2017-07-15 - Trump and Macron share a loooong handshake:


  1. Well, here we go with another week of disaster and death caused by civilization's rampant pollution (of all kinds). We see Japan having to dump radioactive water into the Pacific to "get rid of" it. We belch smoke, particulates and exhaust into the atmosphere at all hours of the day and night via factories, vehicles and power plants. CO2 saturation is accelerating, fires are burning all over the place and that heat, smoke and ash finds its way to the Arctic via wind and water currents, where it continues to degrade the sea ice. Even Beckwith, who once declared McPherson an alarmist because Beckwith's PHYSICS didn't account for the BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS it would have on our HABITAT, is now screaming the exact same message (minus the extinction, because he STILL thinks there's "something we can do" about it.

    Thanks again for documenting REAL STORIES indicating what's actually happening, Jonny, without all the talking-head MSM propaganda telling everyone that it will all be all right.

    Lightning bolt kills 50 goats in north China

    Lightning bolt kills 4 family members in Uganda

    Nine killed by flash flooding in Arizona

    Nine people died after flash floods swept away crowds at Cold Springs swimming hole Payson, Arizona, on Saturday afternoon [more]

    'Coldest temperature in years' across Australia's south east

    Echoes of Fort McMurray — Massive Wildfire Forces the Emptying of Another Canadian City

    A little more than a year after a massive wildfire forced the full evacuation of Fort McMurray in Alberta, another set of extreme wildfires in British Columbia is again forcing major population centers to empty. In the region of Williams Lake and Cariboo City, 17,400 people have been forced to flee as a wildfire is threatening the major highway exiting the area. As the fire expands, another 27,000 in the broader province may also be asked to leave. This mass evacuation has been enough to empty large urban centers — turning them into ghost towns as fires rage through the surrounding countryside. [more]

    Monday, 17 July 2017
    Fukushima - the crisis that never ends

    Fury at Fukushima: Over 1 Billion pounds of nuclear waste “will be dumped into sea”
    — Top Official: “The decision has already been made”
    — “The solution is to pour the radioactive liquid into the ocean”
    — Toxic radioactive water to cause devastation

    See also: Experts: Japan “wants to just drop tanks” of Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean — Americans worried over plumes hitting West Coast (VIDEO) [more]

    [more below]


  2. The X-22 report -07/16/2017

    The Next Financial Crisis Will Wipe Out Most Paper Assets: Lynette Zang

    [50 min. and 21 min. videos]

    [i'm posting this article from Dredd's blog to expose those who haven't seen it, to Wilkerson's 30 min. video regarding climate change and the military at the end of the well written essay, and also to highlight a great comment]
    Don't Worry, Be Happy - 3

    Love, Etc.

    Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for ~ Bob Marley

    Even rudimentary understanding is beyond most people embedded within a culture that refers to relationships as resources.
    I have never suggested love could make a dent in the climate-change predicament. I’ve pointed out that predicaments don’t have solutions, and trolls lacking linguistic skills remain unimpressed. I’m still not suggesting love can make a dent in the climate-change predicament. I am suggesting it can make a difference in the lives of most people. [more]

    [this disgusting topic needs to be exposed, so here's a start]
    Our darkest hour? Teen Vogue teaching kids anal sex: 8 year old drag queen superstar: Vatican leaders in homosexual orgy's: World wide Pedophile Network exposed

    "More Fake News Please": Complacency Is Mean-Reverting

    Don't believe them when they say they hate fake news - they can't handle any other kind of news. This is the generation that puts National Enquirer in the check-out line, because every serial-conned fucktard knows that National Geographic is just more fake news...And what do I mean by complacency is mean reverting? I mean that when Central Banks sponsor a big RISK ON party, then gamblers over-commit more and ever-more capital, until such time as there's a big RISK OFF party that no one at the party ever sees coming...

    There's a political cage match going on inside human history's largest bubble. Neither side wants to admit that their vaunted status quo is imploding in broad daylight. Trump's asinine tweets about the strength of the economy would be a bit more laughable if both sides were not equally wed to his end-of-cycle con job... [more]


  3. News Links, July 17, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Jobs and Inflation: Gradually and Then Suddenly

    Poverty in Italy Is Soaring

    Investors paying to lend to Ireland as State auctions five-year bonds at negative interest rate for the first time

    "Financial Crisis" Coming By End Of 2018 – Prepare Urgently

    Sears Canada Pays Execs Bonuses While Laid-Off Workers Get No Severance

    ADB: climate change will reverse Asian growth

    "Bargain" $2 Million Homes in Australia: "Super Saturday" Auction Results Posted
    They look like bulldozer-ready piles of junk to me, but you be the judge. -- RF

    Ethereum briefly crashes 20% to 7-week low amid worries about rival bitcoin's future [see chart in Ponzi comment above]

    Rising Budget Stakes for Space Warfare

    Is North Korea Preparing For Nuclear War? Plutonium Production For Weapons Increasing, Report Says

    Small drones still posing big problem for US Air Force bases

    War & Cholera Decimate Yemen, But Saudi Bombing Gets More US Help

    'Get Used to It' China Says as It Flies Bombers Near Japan

    Trump Wants Authority to Build New Bases in Iraq, Syria

    Colombia's coca cultivation is up by 50%: UN

    Iran blames Trump for instability, rejects 'rogue' label

    Junk oil: Trump admin approves oil company's Arctic drilling plan

    Junk oil: The Mighty U.S. Shale Oil Industry To Lose Another $20 Billion In 2017

    Oil Bosses See More Pain as Price Recovery Slips to 2020

    Renewable Energy Not a Threat to Grid, Draft of U.S. Study Finds

    Coal Plan Sparks Ire as Myanmar Struggles to Keep Lights On

    Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen

    World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

    Report: Asia facing dire future toll from climate change

    Why vultures are so important — and dying off

    Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

    US and UK acting above the law to support the Saudi war in Yemen

    DHS, CBP Admit They Have No Legal Authority To Access Americans' Social Media Accounts

    Reasons Emerge for Worst Chain-Restaurant Slump since 2009

    Audit the Pentagon before we increase defense spending by tens of billions

    House backs massive increase in defense spending

    N.J. Transit Stages Record Raid on Capital Account to Pay Bills

    Illinois "Budget Deal" Is Likely The Death Knell For The State's $130 Billion Underfunded Pensions

    Pentagon secretly tested chemical weapons on US troops. Vets demand to know the cost

    GDP estimates for second quarter come tumbling down

    Social Security unfunded liabilities rise to $12.5 trillion, according to trustees report

    California Still Facing Pension Crisis Even With Good Stock Market Returns

    States in crisis: Embroiled in the worst budget battles since the Great Recession

    Neocons Enlist in Anti-Trump #Resistance
    The neocons, who have influenced U.S. foreign policy since the 1980s, inflicting grave damage on U.S. interests and the world, are reinventing themselves as soldiers in the anti-Trump #Resistance.


  4. Oxfam report: Gap between rich and poor in US among highest of major industrial countries

    Although the US is the richest country in the history of the world, its level of inequality is among the highest of major industrial countries, according to a new Oxfam report which says that tens of millions of working Americans are impoverished.

    It noted that women and people of color are the ones who suffer the most. [more]

    $10bn cryptocurrency devaluation in past 24 hours, Bitcoin hit hard but recovering

    Firenado filmed swirling over wildfire near Amarillo, Texas

    Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Russian Eastern Kamchatka region

    Dog attacks have increased by 57% in Australia since 2003

    The Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania found dog attacks hospitalised 31,218 people in 12 years with children injured at twice the rate of adults. [more]

    Catastrophic British Columbia wildfires captured by drone (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

    [6 min. of drone footage]

    2 cars plunge into sinkhole in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Mysterious ball lightning captured over Bergamo, Italy (video)

    As reported by the author of the video, Patrizia Lapatty Bersani, immediately after the strong pulsing glow came a very strong smell of sulphur, a common trait with ball lightning reports. No sign of fire the following morning and this occurred some 2-3 meters above the tree tops on a hillside in front of the observers home. [more]

    [this one? don't ask]
    Goat hanging by the horns in power lines is rescued in Greece
    (~3 min. video)

    [continued below]


  5. Anomalous weather in Argentina: Bariloche reports coldest temperature in its history and heaviest snowfall since 1995

    [I forgot the link to this one, above]
    Nine people die after flash flooding engulfs Cold Springs Swimming Hole near Payson, Arizona

    The Globalized Gong Show Is Complete

    The implosion of the world's largest economy is now viewed as "reflationary", you just can't make this shit up. Just as the Fed learned that rising interest rates is not reflationary, the rest of the world will quickly learn that rising rates and currencies does not portend reflation...

    Or maybe they won't learn since they clearly enjoy serial mass delusion...

    Idiotically, just as the reflation delusion final imploded in the U.S. last week, it has now taken a feverish hold over the rest of the world, largely due to the imploding $US dollar which has caused a mass exodus of capital to other currencies, emboldening global Central banks. All due to stagnant U.S. wages... [more]

    Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’

    [what's next, 'the mark of the beast?']

    Tech may replace half of all low-skilled jobs in the U.S.

    'Blade Runner 2049' New Trailer: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford Fight a Malevolent Future