Thursday, July 20, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-19

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

2017-07-19 - Huge explosion/lightning event goes on for five minutes and scares people in Osogbo (Nigeria):

Quote: "The incident, which occurred around 9.30pm created fear as some people residing in these areas, who also claimed they heard deafening sound similar to resounding explosion ran outside their houses to ascertain the cause of the strange development."

Quote: "According to her, 'we also heard some continuous sound, like when an electric transformer is humming at a frenetic pace. Some people were saying maybe Jesus had come. However, not quite five minutes later, the great lightening fizzled away and darkness resurfaced.'"

Note: The explosion could have been lightning igniting a plume of methane and/or hydrogen sulfide. Five minutes of crackling transformer sound though - got me there. But hydrogen sulfide is the best superconductor ever discovered by mankind, so perhaps it had something to do with that AND the explosion sound...

2017-07-19 - Methane oozing from melting permafrost in Canada, ground starting to resemble swiss cheese:

Quote: "Global warming may be unleashing new sources of heat-trapping methane from layers of oil and gas that have been buried deep beneath Arctic permafrost for millennia. As the Earth's frozen crust thaws, some of that gas appears to be finding new paths to the surface through permafrost that's starting to resemble Swiss cheese in some areas, scientists said. In a study released today, the scientists used aerial sampling of the atmosphere to locate methane sources from permafrost along a 10,000 square-kilometer swath of the Mackenzie River Delta in northwestern Canada, an area known to have oil and gas desposits. Deeply thawed pockets of permafrost, the research suggests, are releasing 17 percent of all the methane measured in the region, even though the emissions hotspots only make up 1 percent of the surface area, the scientists found."

2017-07-19 - Burning fossil fuels almost ended all life on Earth – 'It should be a national priority to study the Permian to figure out what the hell happened':

2017-07-19 - Indicators of geothermal heat under the Greenland glacier:

Quote: "Steamers rising from the Greenland glacier could be a sign of geothermal heat under the glacier. If so, it is much about ideas and theories about the Earth's crust in Greenland, according to volcanologists. 'Men have not noticed this until now. There's something going on there. We just do not know what it is,' says Haraldur Sigurðsson, volcanologist, who discusses the steam bulbs on his website."

Note: Uh huh, that's heat rising from BELOW. There's nothing we can do about that...

2017-07-19 - Global sea ice coverage has fallen off a cliff, impacts likely to be wide-ranging:

2017-07-19 - Record-breaking marine heatwave powered by climate change cooks Tasmania's fisheries:

2017-07-19 - Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt:

2017-07-19 - Wildfire grows to 45,724 acres near Lake McClure and Mariposa (California):

2017-07-19 - Wildfires continue raging in British Columbia (Canada), state of emergency extended two more weeks:

2017-07-19 - Large wildfires burn hundreds of hectares across France, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Montenegro:

2017-07-19 - In separate incidents, two parked cars burst into flame within two hours in San Luis (Arizona):

Quote: "San Luis firefighters responded to two car fires in less than two hours Wednesday that were half a mile apart, one of which spread to a nearby tree and another vehicle."

2017-07-19 - Humans have created a billion elephants worth of plastic:

Quote: "Humans have produced 18.2 trillion pounds of plastics since large-scale production began in the early 1950s and we've put most of it in the trash. That weight is equivalent to 1 billion elephants or 25,000 Empire State Buildings. Nearly 80% of that plastic now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study published Wednesday. And we’re just getting started: Scientists say that by 2050, another 26.5 trillion pounds will be produced worldwide."

Note: I doubt anyone's gonna be making plastic - or anything else - in 2050. Problem solved!

2017-07-19 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Hanahan (South Carolina), 5 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Those living in the area report hearing an explosion before looking outside and seeing flames from the home. The neighbor who heard the explosion was one of several who ran outside."

2017-07-19 - Home explodes and burns in Medicine Hat (Canada), 1 killed:

Note: These are the 210th and 211th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-07-19 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 50-75 cars burn, in Salem (Oregon):

Quote: "Workers cleaning up the scene. 50-75 cars were burned."

2017-07-19 - Cargo ship 'Roksolana 2' bursts into flame at 11:02 PM at port in coastal Novorossiysk (Russia):

Quote: "Fire broke out on board of general cargo vessel ROKSOLANA 2, berthed at Novorossiysk Port, Black sea, at 2302 Moscow time July 18. Fire was extinguished by 2350 Moscow time, 3 maintenance crew left the vessel, no injures, no leak reported. "

2017-07-19 - At least 20 boats destroyed by fire while docked on Lake Texoma (Texas):

Quote: "Authorities say a fire has destroyed a dock and at least 20 boats at a marina on Lake Texoma. Texas Game Warden Capt. Steve Stapleton tells KTVT-TV in Dallas that the fire spread from one vessel to another Wednesday and also destroyed a dock at the lake, which serves as a border between Texas and Oklahoma."

Quote: "Stapleton said most of the boats are ‘high-end’ and some of them are yachts."

2017-07-19 - Boat explodes and burns on the River Erne in Co Fermanagh (Ireland), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 647th-668th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-19 - Train car full of railroad ties bursts into flame near Armour Road in Regina (Canada):

2017-07-19 - School bus bursts into flame on the Clearview Expressway in coastal Queens (New York):

Note: This is the 123rd school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 502nd bus to burn in 2017...

2017-07-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Highway 287 in Clay County (Texas):

Quote: "A fire damaged numerous cars being hauled by a semitrailer."

Note: This is the 42nd car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:35 AM on I-80 near Green River (Wyoming):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 in Mohave County (Arizona):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 10:50 PM on I-40 in East Knox County (Tennessee):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 67 near Fredericktown (Missouri):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Ansley (Nebraska):

2017-07-19 - Tractor bursts into flame near Greater Sudbury (Canada), 3 separate structure fires too:

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M4 near Bristol (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A2 near coastal London (Britain):

Note: These are the 1284th-1292nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-19 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Gainsborough (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Dump truck bursts into flame at landfill in Elkhart County (Indiana):

2017-07-19 - Dump truck bursts into flame on I-95 near Joppa (Maryland):

2017-07-19 - Box truck bursts into flame at home in Harrison Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-19 - Forklift truck bursts into flame at 6:23 AM in Melton (Britain):

Quote: "Melton. Wed 19 Jul 2017 06:23 (No:15816) Fire involving internal wiring on forklift truck. Fire extinguished by works personnel using dry powder extinguisher. Small tools and Thermal Image Camera in use by Fire Service personnel."

2017-07-19 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on Riverside Parkway in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2017-07-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property, fire spreads to building and race cars, on Diamond Lake Boulevard in Roseburg (Oregon):

Quote: "An RV caught fire Wednesday night, burning a nearby building that contained race cars and tools, the Roseburg Fire Department said. A passerby reported seeing flames and heavy black smoke in the 2300 block of Diamond Lake Boulevard at 10 p.m."

2017-07-19 - RV, 3 vehicles and garage go up in flames in South Middleton Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The fire broke out in a large, detached garage. Three vehicles and a recreational vehicle were involved in the fire."

2017-07-19 - RV bursts into flame on Lebanon Pike in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-07-19 - RV bursts into flame near Mojave and Fremont Street in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Note: These are the 333rd, 334th, 335th and 336th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-19 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the M4 near Swindon (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Van bursts into flame on road near Denver (Colorado):

2017-07-19 - Van bursts into flame on Barbee Chapel Road in Chapel Hill (North Carolina):

2017-07-19 - Van bursts into flame near US 221 and Highway 421 near Deep Gap (North Carolina):

2017-07-19 - Van bursts into flame at retail park in Bridgwater (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-07-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road in Providence Canyon (Utah):

2017-07-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Highway 18 and Highway 75 near Hull (Iowa):

2017-07-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 21 in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

2017-07-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame along the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm (Canada):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Thompson (North Dakota):

Quote: "It started around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when a car in the garage caught fire. It is still unclear how the car caught fire, but the flames quickly spread from the vehicle and ignited the rest of the garage."

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Butler (Missouri):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM at apartments in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man is hospitalized with significant burns after police found him on fire beside a burning vehicle. The man was found about 2 a.m. Wednesday by officers dispatched to an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Van Teylingen Drive to help firefighters with a vehicle fire. Police say the man is in his mid-to-late 20s."

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on US 17 in Jacksonville (North Carolina):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at the Jetty Village Shopping Centre in coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on highway in coastal Thane (India):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A331 near Farnham (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A127 near Basildon (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Car bursts into flame on Carrside Road in Trimdon Village (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A38 near Ivybridge (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Barn full of hay destroyed by fire at 2:07 AM in Ridgefield (Oregon):

2017-07-19 - Barn destroyed by fire in Taylorville (Idaho):

2017-07-19 - Barn damaged by fire in Ganges Township (Michigan):

2017-07-19 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in McCandless (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-19 - Metal business hit by fire at 2 AM, metal bin burns, in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-07-19 - Clothing business heavily damaged by fire in Greenville (Mississippi):

2017-07-19 - Home damaged by fire just after 5 AM in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-07-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in coastal Federal Way (Washington), nobody there:

2017-07-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:50 AM in Zwingle (Iowa), 1 injured:

2017-07-19 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire just after 4 AM in Desert Hot Springs (California):

2017-07-19 - Townhome complex damaged by fire just after 3 AM in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), 1 injured:

2017-07-19 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM on Clearwater Drive in coastal Surfside Beach (South Carolina):

2017-07-19 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before midnight in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-07-19 - Great white shark washes ashore dead on beach at coastal Streaky Bay (Australia):

2017-07-19 - Eighty sheep run off cliff and die for no apparent reason in Muradiye (Turkey):

Quote: "As the shepherd Ercan Ozer explains, one sheep first jumped off a cliff and then all the other 79 followed. The sheep owner tried to stop the crazy animals in vain only saving a small part of his herd. The shepherd cannot explains the suicide phenomenon and argues the sheep were not scared and were not in danger."

2017-07-19 - Two brothers in their 40s found dead in home in Uniontown (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A Fayette County 911 supervisor said they received a call at 1:34 p.m. saying two males were dead inside the house at 23 John St. Investigators said there were no apparent signs of trauma."

2017-07-19 - Two people found dead in South Vineland Park Lake in Vineland (New Jersey):

Quote: "They may have been in the park fishing, police said, reporting they found fishing gear and two pairs of shoes at the edge of the lake."

2017-07-19 - Man collapses on passenger plane, dies shortly later, plane diverts to coastal Saint John (Canada):

Quote: "A passenger travelling on a Porter Airlines flight from Halifax to Montreal collapsed on the plane and later died, despite an emergency landing in Saint John. Flight PD488 was rerouted to Saint John on Tuesday because of the medical emergency and was met by paramedics, said Robyn van Teunenbroek, a spokesperson for Porter Airlines. The man was transported to hospital but was pronounced dead."

2017-07-19 - Woman found dead in swimming pool at home in Beaumont (Texas):

2017-07-19 - Man, 49, found dead in the water at nudist resort in Adams Township (Michigan):

Quote: "According to State Police at the Jackson Post, the investigation at the scene indicates that a 49 year old man from Adrian may have suffered a medical emergency that led to the drowning."

2017-07-19 - Woman, 42, drops dead in apartment in Brockton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Police say the woman may have suffered a medical emergency."

2017-07-19 - Man, 66, drops dead outside his car in coastal Lincoln City (Oregon):

2017-07-19 - Man, 44, cop, drops dead in Henrico County (Virginia):

2017-07-19 - Man in his 30s found dead in the Ohio River near Sayler Park in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2017-07-19 - Man, 46, found dead in the Housatonic River near boat ramp in Shelton (Connecticut):

2017-07-19 - Man, 41, found dead in the water near coastal West Ship Island (Mississippi), empty 'ghost boat' runs aground:

2017-07-19 - Woman found dead in pond near apartments in Gloucester Township (New Jersey):

2017-07-19 - Man, 74, found dead near Mount Nittany Middle School in State College (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-19 - Person found dead near Malvern Park in Malvern (Arkansas):

2017-07-19 - Man and woman, 44 and 34, go for hike, man found dead in the water at Statlu Falls (Canada):

2017-07-19 - Young man drops dead at rave near coastal Barcelona (Spain):

2017-07-19 - Man found dead in the River Avon near Bathampton Mill (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Man found dead in river at Jesmond Vale in Newcastle upon Tyne (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Man found dead shortly after 7 AM at Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd (Britain), near the River Taft:

2017-07-19 - Man, 48, has 'medical episode' while driving truck, dies shortly later, near Longton (Britain), near the River Esk:

Quote: "Ian Ewart, 48, died on Monday evening in Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary after suffering a suspected medical episode at the wheel of his HGV. The collision took place on the A7 near Longtown."

2017-07-19 - 'Medical emergency' causes train delays in New Canaan (Connecticut), near the coast:

Quote: "One that may have impacted Fairfield County commuters were delays on the New Canaan branch line. In multiple updates on the Metro-North Twitter page, it cited delays caused by 'an earlier medical emergency'. No further details were immediately available about the medical incident."

2017-07-19 - Woman has 'medical issue', slumps over unconscious, minivan hits hotel, in York (Nebraska):

Quote: "Police told NTV News that the woman had a medical issue and became unconscious behind the wheel and slammed into the hotel."

2017-07-19 - Man, 53, has 'medical incident', SUV hits tree, bursts into flame, in Hauppage (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Two men rushed into action after a driver suffered a medical incident and veered off a busy Long Island road, crashing into a tree. Volunteer Fireman Stephen Matteo and passing motorist Edmund Quinones pulled Paul Gross, 53, man from his car just moments before it was engulfed in flames Wednesday evening."

2017-07-19 - Small plane crashes and burns in wooded area in Monroe Township (Pennsylvania), engine failure, 1 killed:

2017-07-19 - Small plane crashes near Sheep Pennhill Road at New Lisbon Road in Pemberton (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2017-07-19 - Small plane makes emergency landing on the Sunrise Highway in North Bellport (New York), near the coast:

2017-07-19 - Helicopter makes emergency landing in the ocean near coastal Gilgo Beach (New York):

Quote: "A helicopter carrying the son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon made an emergency landing Wednesday in the ocean off New York, and neither the pilot nor passenger were hurt."

Quote: "McMahon, 47, said that he heard a loud bang shortly before pilot Mario Regetien successfully landed the copter in waters off the coast of Long Island around 10:30 a.m., according to the New York Daily News."

2017-07-19 - Freight train derails in Confluence (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-19 - Passenger bus overturns on road in Lopburi (Thailand), 21 injured:

2017-07-19 - Tanker truck's brakes fail, crashes, truck overturns, bursts into flame, near Kumasi (Ghana):

2017-07-19 - Tanker truck's brakes fail, truck crashes into ravine, bursts into flame, near Édea (Cameroon):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer overturns just before midnight, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 near Fort Tejon (California):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-105 in Eugene (Oregon):

2017-07-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on Route 29 in Nelson County (Virginia):

2017-07-19 - SUV veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Roseburg (Oregon):

2017-07-19 - Car hits tractor trailer head-on, near Lily Creek (Australia), 2 killed:

Quote: "Police are investigating whether a medical issue might have caused Wednesday’s horrific highway crash that claimed the lives of an Armidale couple. Investigators are trying to piece together the moments before the Holden Vectra crashed head on into the semi-trailer which had stopped at road works on the New England Highway."

Quote: "Oxley Inspector Michael Wurth told Fairfax Media the couple, aged in their sixties, were returning to Armidale when the crash occurred, just before 1.30pm, near Lily Creek."

2017-07-19 - Car veers off road and overturns at 4 AM, in Payette County (Idaho), 1 killed:

2017-07-19 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Smithtown (New York), 1 injured:

2017-07-19 - Motorcycle veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in McLeod County (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-07-19 - Building partially collapses near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-07-19 - Power outage blacks out 11,000 homes in Olmsted Falls (Ohio):

2017-07-19 - Woman has 'medical emergency', people help her get to hospital then steal her car, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2017-07-19 - Woman has 'medical emergency' at Albion Falls (Canada):

2017-07-19 - Shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Mauritius:

2017-07-19 - Magnitude 3.6 strikes West Yellowstone (Wyoming), 1200 quakes since June 12:

2017-07-19 - 28 counties and five Indian Reservations hit by severe drought in Montana:

2017-07-19 - Almost 150,000 lightning strikes in two hours hit Cornwall (Britain), world record smashed:

2017-07-19 - Lightning strikes the same spot twice and kills 3 people in Gujarat (India):

2017-07-19 - Severe hailstorm pounds buildings and crops in Newell (South Dakota):

2017-07-19 - Powerful hailstorm pounds parts of Japan:

2017-07-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit North Wales (Britain):

2017-07-19 - Extreme weather heads toward New Zealand:

2017-07-19 - Meteor filmed over São Paulo (Brazil):

2017-07-19 - House Republicans release 2018 budget proposal - increased military spending while cutting billions in aid for Medicaid and Social Security:

2017-07-19 - Bannon and Kushner are privatizing war, outsourcing to Blackwater and DynCorp mercs:

2017-07-19 - Wall Street lobbying for return to Enron-era accounting rules and regulations:

2017-07-19 - Arizona Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor:


  1. These “missing charts” may change the way you think about fossil fuel addiction

    Carbon in atmosphere is rising, even as emissions stabilize

    Larsen C responds to the calving of Iceberg A68

    Hot dogs: rising heat makes it too hot for Africa’s wild dogs to hunt

    It's Greek name Phobos means fear it is the smallest moon in our solar system with a large monolith and many leading scientists believe it to be a craft

    the most astonishing fact about Phobos is it has a monolith.

    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin thinks the public would be interested in the monolith on Phobos, and leading Russian scientists believe Phobos is man made.

    On March 28th 1989 Russian ground controllers suddenly and unexpectedly lost contact with their spacecraft which was shadowing Phobos.

    The last photograph taken by the space craft contained an object close to Phobos which should not have been there, picture below [see article; more].

    Indonesian colossus Mt Sinabung blasts lava 1 kilometer and ash 3.5 kilometers into the sky (Spectacular Video)

    Baby goat born with the face of a devil in Argentina (video)

    Detwiler Fire explodes in size, 29 structures destroyed, 1 500 threatened

    The Underwear Will Be Mighty Stained

    We are led by the dumbest fucking people on the planet, so when the sheeple realize that their leaders are even dumber than they are the underwear will be mighty stained...

    After 2008, it became clear that history's largest debt bubble was imploding. So the de facto Idiocracy looked around to find anyone, and I do mean anyone, who would rescue them from certain fate. Enter Bernankenstein, student of the Great Depression. He's the genius who figured out how to save a debt bubble by making it even bigger. In other words, he wasn't a student of the Depression, he was a student of Dungeons and Dragons. 

    And so on from there whereby crack addicts became city mayors and casino owners became presidents. Only the dumbest and most nefarious people enter politics now because their sole job is to package and feed sugar coated bullshit to the Soylent masses self-medicating themselves into fucking oblivion. 

    Fast forward eight years, down the rabbit hole straight into the Twilight Zone where we find ourselves now... [more]


    The VIX just traded at the lowest level since 1993, and according to the linked article, the average since 1993 is exactly 20. So, the VIX is currently at the rock bottom end of the range and a return to mid-point of the range is now a wipeout market scenario.

    In other words, returning to a level of volatility seen four times in the past two years (blue line) is no longer an option:
    [see chart; more]


  2. News Links, July 21, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    5 Charts That Prove That the US Economy Is Weakening Fast

    Debt Ceiling Concerns Start to Surface in Treasury Bills

    U.S., Canada, Mexico agree on fast-paced NAFTA talks - sources

    Harley-Davidson Spirals Down, Announces US Layoffs, Builds Factory in Thailand

    Ericsson remains in the red, market outlook darkens

    [another banker bites the dust]
    Ex-Caja Madrid Chairman Blesa Found Dead With Gunshot Wound
    Miguel Blesa, the former chairman of Caja Madrid who for many Spaniards came to represent the management excesses that helped cause the country's banking crisis, was found dead with a gunshot wound, police said.

    Census snapshot: One million homes left empty across Australia

    US and China talks in Washington end in deadlock as threat of trade war rises

    Goldman's rotten trading quarter is a familiar smell on Wall Street

    The Death Spiral of Financialization
    The primary driver of our economy--financialization--is in a death spiral. Financialization substitutes expansion of interest, leverage and speculation for real-world expansion of goods, services and wages.

    Secular Disinflationary Trend Hits New Highs: Deflation on Deck? What's That Mean for Gold?
    Wage and CPI inflation, even core inflation, has surprised to the downside four consecutive months. If a recession hits, and that is just a matter of time, outright price deflation is likely.

    US-China honeymoon clearly over as dialogue runs aground

    Purchases Of US Real Estate By Foreigners Hit All-Time High In 2016
    There will be great weeping and gnashing of teeth when the US economy crashes and these "assets" become worthless overnight. What are the buyers thinking? -- RF

    Three Years Into Cheap Oil, Gulf Is Still Depending on a Rebound
    Energy-rich Gulf Arab nations have scrambled to adjust to the slump in oil prices since 2014. Three years on, their economies are mired in weak growth and largely just as dependent on crude as they ever were.

    Carrier to lay off 300 employees on six-month anniversary of Trump's presidency

    Wal-Mart Replaces More Than 4,000 Employees With Machines

    Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

    U.S. May Halt Oil Imports From Venezuela
    The goal of the sanctions is to prevent the Nicolas Maduro government from having things its way at a July 30 election for a Constituent Assembly that, the U.S. administration believes, would serve to cement Maduro's power and turn Venezuela into a "full dictatorship."
    That is, in short, election meddling! -- RF

    Germany Blocks Defense Exports To Turkey In "Worst Crisis Since World War II"
    The "worst crisis between Germany and Turkey since World War II" just took another turn worse, after German media reported that in the latest escalation to date between Berlin and Ankara, Chancellor Angela Merkel will freeze present and future Turkish orders of defense goods amid souring diplomatic relations between the two nations, Bild Zeitung said citing unidentified govt officials.

    Germany Warns Its Citizens: They Risk Arrest If Traveling To Turkey

    [continued below]


  3. [once again, re-Captcha fucked up my cut and pasted comment, so i'll re-paste it now]

    Coal and nuclear are uneconomic — more bombshells from Perry's draft grid study

    The Abrupt Demise Of Dutch Gas

    Rare Earth Mania And China/US Trade Spat 2.0?

    The U.S. Drought Is Turning Wheat Into Hay

    Australian drought pushing wheat outlook down

    Rising Wheat Price Could Undermine Food Security

    As Farmers Go Broke, John Deere Ramps Up Its Captive Financing Operation To Keep The Ag Party Going

    Traces of poo bacteria in drinks at McDonald's, KFC and Burger King, report says

    Rats Fall From Ceiling At Dallas Chipotle In "Rare And Isolated Incident"

    Plastic pollution risks 'near permanent contamination of natural environment'

    How Lyme disease might be triggering hundreds of suicides

    It's getting hot in here: New York tops the list of sweatiest cities in the U.S.

    CDC: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes, prediabetes

    Global warming, rising seas may encourage parasites

    Nationwide Outage Hits Bank of America: Customers Unable To Access Accounts

    Hackers Could Confuse Driverless Cars By Manipulating What They See

    Watch Hackers Take Over a Segway With Someone On It

    These photos sum up just how bad New York's commuter nightmare has gotten

    Decaying infrastructure taking a toll on America
    America's infrastructure is in a state of crisis. Roads and train lines are old, dangerous and cost the country billions of dollars in economic growth. Trump wants to repair damages but he is at the mercy of investors.

    World's Plastic Waste Could Bury Manhattan 2 Miles Deep

    America Literally Can't Afford More Military Adventurism

    The Imperial City's [D.C.] Fiscal Waterloo

    Scaffolding at No.3 Fukushima reactor missing

    Tepco chairman's remark on water release goes radioactive

    Brexit's effect on UK 'will be profound and unpredictable' - Lords committee

    America sees alarming spike in middle school suicide rate

    U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

    Another Former $2-Billion Startup Gets Rolled Up — Investors who bought the hype are left holding the bag.

    Jeff Sessions Moves to Make it Easier for Government to Steal Property of Innocent American Citizens
    The fact that this barbaric, authoritarian practice somehow has legal protection in these United States says so much about the state of the nation and the level of thuggishness we're willing to put up with as a people.

    Rich shouldn't pay their taxes, Washington state GOP says [NOBODY should pay them any more - starve the beast!]

    Private School Is Becoming Out of Reach for Middle-Class Americans

    CEOs make 271 times the pay of most workers

    Average Americans Can No Longer Afford Average New Cars

    What's Worse Than Thieves? Thieving Police

    S&P 500's Biggest Pension Plans Face $382 Billion Funding Gap
    People who rely on their company pension plans to fund their retirement may be in for a shock: Of the 200 biggest defined-benefit plans in the S&P 500 based on assets, 186 aren't fully funded. [there won't be ANY pensions in the near future]

    Entitlements Are Out of Control [as is military spending]


  4. Alrighty then, back to work. A LOT of shit is happening - environmentally it's hard to keep up, what with that umbrella term consisting of innumerable sub-groups of topics that all inter-relate:

    solar radiation, atmospheric composition (and pollution), storms and weather phenomena (again, a rich sub-topic laden term), NATURAL catastrophes (like earthquakes, landslides, tornadoes, pingos, etc),
    food production, insect populations (locusts AND butterflies), mammal populations (including whales and dolphins and land species, oh yeah, and human - so there's all THAT, with societies, countries, policies, etc.), the ocean situation (everything from chemistry and biology to Fukushima, coral bleaching, etc.), and more!

    Then we have economic troubles LOOMING - it's looking more and more like the collapse of the world banking system will trigger a whole bunch of other associated problems (like war, supply chain breakdown, starvation, disease, rioting, the collapse of society and government - and more!).

    But HERE, we concentrate on JJFH issues, which are increasing and indicating exactly where we are with respect to being able to SURVIVE - like a bag has slowly been pulled over our heads and we're just beginning to notice . . .. Air quality ain't what it once was - in fact, we've been running all these exhaust producing vehicles and systems into our (somewhat giant, but FINITE) atmosphere (like Earth's closed garage). Well, we've been doing that for several HUNDRED YEARS, and it's catching up to us now.

    We're seeing HEATING FROM BELOW somehow - maybe the Mayans knew something we don't. For whatever reason, it's happening ALONG WITH the polluted atmosphere MANKIND has CAUSED via the Industrial Revolution, which causes it's own problems, and may have even triggered that heating from below somehow (or vice versa).

    So many weird incidents are happening in the JJFH realm that it's totally fascinating (to me anyway) - like reading the mile markers on the road that you know ends with a cliff. But I like to keep up with all the rest of it too, and Jonny's kind enough to allow me to post other topics here (to the point that i'm probably a big pain in the ass).

    Thanks Jonny.


  5. [I stopped reading this guy a while back, but he does come up with some doozies]
    The Grand American Collapse Approacheth - James Howard Kunstler

    The ObamaCare reform fiasco looks like a tipping point toward a strain of toxic political paralysis that might literally kill the government as we've known it. Over the many months of debate, congress never even got around to raising the salient issue: that the 18-or-so-percent of the economy "health care" represents consists largely of outright racketeering. Well, they sure blew that one. The major parties are disintegrating before our eyes, despite the seeming sense of decorum that senators present on TV. The public may seem to be mentally on vacation, snoozing on the beach in the midsummer doldrums, but something vicious is in the wind offshore.

    I'd actually go further now than the "soft coup d'état" scenario that has Trump run over by the 25thamendment. It will happen, of course, but it will not satisfy anybody. Mike Pence will prove to be as ineffectual and unpopular as Trump, and he will be drowning in financial and fiscal problems, and he will get no help from the legislature in resolving any of it, and before too long there may be a general in the White House - or attempting to run things from someplace else, if he can. The whole nauseating spectacle will be attended by violent popular revolt of region against region and tribe against tribe in a great civil explosion of long-suppressed angst.

    Too many nasty forces are vectoring in on the scene to overthrow the dream state America has been languishing in. Most of them involve money (or "money") and the questions of how can we possibly keep paying for the way we live in this country, and who exactly has been fobbing off with the former wealth of every rusted and busted community in the land? It's going to start in the stock and bond markets and it will be soon. And then the US Treasury will destroy the dollar trying (again) to save the banks. And the bank accounts will be frozen. And the loans will stop being paid. And the SNAP cards are going to stop working, and pretty soon the just-in-time deliveries to the supermarkets, and the resupply to the gas stations, and there won't be much that Mike Pence can do about it. He'll be shoved aside and the military will have to try to restore order in the land. When they do, it will not be the same land we sang about back in the fifth grade. [more]


  6. Parades, parties and port-a-potties: Eclipse mania strikes America

    The Council on Foreign Relations' American empire and its media mouthpiece

    [this is HUGE - names names & shows faces and connections of CFR]

    Leaf on the wind: Watch Su-35 Russian fighter jet's stunning flight maneuvers at MAKS 2017 (VIDEO)

    Trump's nominee for USDA chief scientist defies protocol, advocacy group labels choice 'illegal'

    The Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit science advocacy group, called the nomination "illegal" Thursday, citing the US Code description of the position. US law states the appointed person shall be "from among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics. Clovis has no such training or experience," the group said on their website, "and is therefore legally and scientifically unqualified to direct nearly $3 billion a year in research grants." [more]

    Neural network software: Cell phones are about to become more powerful than you could imagine

    Many people don't realize that some of the most significant technological breakthroughs in recent years, like voice and facial recognition software, autonomous driving systems, and image recognition software, have not actually been designed by humans, but by computers. All of these advanced software programs have been the result of neural networks, popularly referred to as "deep learning."

    Neural networks are modeled loosely after the human brain and learn like them in similar ways by processing large amounts of data, along with algorithms fed to the networks by programmers. A neural net is then able to teach itself to perform tasks by analyzing the training data. "You essentially have software writing software," says Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of graphics processing leader Nvidia.

    Research in the area of deep learning is advancing so quickly that neural networks are now able to dream and can even communicate with each other using inhuman cryptographic language indecipherable to humans and other computers. The only drawback to the technology is that the networks require a lot of memory and power to operate, but MIT associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Vivienne Sze and her colleagues have been working on a solution that could enable the powerful software to operate on cell phones. [more]

    California scientists catch glimpse of hypothesized self-annihilating particle for first time

    Physicists in California have discovered evidence of Majorana fermions, long-hypothesized particles that are their own antiparticles. Scientists hope that in the future, their discovery will help manufacture more robust quantum computers. [more]

    California sees 100 new wildfires in four days, and more are surely on the way

    More than 350 square miles of land has burned so far this year, and the Detwiler Fire west of Mariposa continued to pose danger to historic small communities that have been emptied out by evacuations since the fire began Sunday. [more]

    [more below]


  7. Slopes of Mount Vesuvius ablaze in wildfire

    Cold sweeps the Southern Hemisphere, major crop damage

    [this is from that you-tube guy with the mini-Ice Age agenda, the crop losses are REAL - it is winter there, after all]

    Amateur astronomer films extremely rare space lightning over Australia

    New York state tornadoes cause destruction lifting cars into the air

    Storm continues to sweep south in New Zealand, residents evacuated as state of emergency declared

    Two dead as earthquake sparks tsunami off the coast of Turkey and Greek islands

    Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia, causes earthquakes

    Multiple drugs, including Prozac and cocaine, found in Puget Sound salmon

    [so are they still edible?]

    81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound.

    Some of the drugs and contaminates found include Flonase, Aleve, Tylenol, Paxil, Valium, Zoloft, Tagamet, OxyContin, Darvon, Nicotine, caffeine, Fungicides, antiseptics, anticoagulants, as well as plenty of antibiotics.

    Intriguingly, the researchers are not concerned about the effect the cocktail of drugs will have on the humans who eat the fish, but they are concerned about how the chemicals are affecting wildlife. Reportedly, Meador's other recent work has shown that juvenile chinook salmon migrate through contaminated estuaries in Puget Sound and die at twice the rate of fish elsewhere.

    That seems like cause for concern. Unfortunately, it not likely the contamination will let up. According to one study, 97,000 pounds of drugs and chemicals could be entering the Puget Sound each year. [more]

    Asbestos found in makeup sold to young girls

    A report by WTVD found the toxic carcinogen asbestos, along with four heavy metals, contaminating a line of makeup sold to girls and young teens at Justice Stores.

    Scientific Analytical Institute, a private lab in Greensboro, North Carolina tested the cosmetics.

    Asbestos was discovered in the brand's "Just Shine Shimmer Powder."