Friday, July 21, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-20

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

2017-07-20 - Unknown odor evacuates post office in Moline (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2017-07-20 - Foul smell hits coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "It might be the city of culture and have hosted Radio One’s Big Weekend but, apparently, Hull stinks.  A number of people have complained in the past few days that the East Yorkshire city centre smells of vomit and manure."

2017-07-20 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light alarms people in Raleigh County (West Virginia):

Quote: "The National Weather Service in Charleston said they have also received reports of a loud explosion and some saw a bright flash of light. All they can confirm is that it is not weather related."

Quote: "WVNS 59News received multiple reports on Thursday, July 20 of an explosion that was felt and heard across Raleigh county. There are reports that it was felt from Bradley all the way to Ghent. Dispatchers said they have units out looking for a cause, but it was undetermined as of 11:35 p.m."

2017-07-20 - Wildfire grows to 70,000+ acres near Lake McClure and Mariposa (California), 58+ homes destroyed:

Quote: "A blaze burning since Sunday in the hills near Yosemite National Park has destroyed 58 homes and burned 115 square miles (298 square kilometers.)"

2017-07-20 - 100 wildfires break out in 4 days in California:

2017-07-20 - Mount Sinabung erupts in North Sumatra (Indonesia):

2017-07-20 - Volcano Klyuchevskaya erupts, spews towering cloud of ash and gas, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2017-07-20 - Magnitude 6.5+ earthquake strikes in the sea near between Greece and Turkey, tsunami hits the coast, 2+ killed:

Quote: "A powerful overnight earthquake shook holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey, injuring nearly 500 people and leaving two tourists dead on the Greek island of Kos, where revelers at a bar were crushed in a building collapse. Some of the injuries were caused as tourists and local residents scrambled out of buildings and even leapt from balconies after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck at about 1:30 a.m. local time. Several hundred thousand vacationers and locals in the two countries were kept awake by dozens of aftershocks that followed the main quake, with many sleeping outdoors on sunbeds or slumped on cafe tables. Authorities on Kos said the two dead tourists were from Sweden and Turkey."

2017-07-20 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Fukushima (Japan):

2017-07-20 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Louisville (Kentucky):

Quote: "Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion before flames erupted from a home near Seneca Park on Thursday afternoon."

2017-07-20 - Home damaged by explosion in Maxton (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Note: These are the 212th and 213th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-07-20 - Restaurant explodes and burns in coastal Hangzhou (China), 2 killed, 55 injured:

2017-07-20 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Waterloo (Iowa):

2017-07-20 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM, others damaged, at Oziles' Marina on the Ottawa River in Ottawa (Canada):

Quote: "Crews were called around 4:30a.m. for reports of billowing smoke and large flames coming from Oziles’ Marina, off Trim Rd. One of the engulfed boats sunk into the water, a second was destroyed and pulled from the water, and several others sustained superficial damage, according to Ottawa Fire investigators."

Note: These are the 669th and 670th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-20 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-16 near Macon (Georgia):

2017-07-20 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 11:47 PM on overpass in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Crowley (Louisiana):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 277 near Quemado (Texas):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on I-70 near Greenfield (Indiana):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 347 near Maricopa (Arizona):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 119 near Julian (West Virginia):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 1 near Dover (Delaware), near the coast:

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6 AM on the A2 in Kent (Britain):

Note: These are the 1293rd-1302nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-20 - Box truck bursts into flame on Central Avenue in New Providence (New Jersey):

2017-07-20 - Two RVs, workshop and two vehicles go up in flames in Sapulpa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Sapulpa firefighters working to put out a fire near 49th West Avenue and 61st Street. It destroyed a work shop, two RVs and possibly two vehicles."

2017-07-20 - RV bursts into flame on street in Tazewell (Tennessee), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 337th, 338th and 339th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-20 - Van bursts into flame on the M77 near coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-07-20 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark on London Road in Attleborough (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Police SUV bursts into flame at nursing facility in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2017-07-20 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in Lawrence (Massachusetts):

2017-07-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Jaffray (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Upper Allen Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Saginaw (Michigan):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Mountain Valley Drive in Dunlap (Tennessee):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Route 50 near Salem (West Virginia):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull (Connecticut):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-07-20 - Limousine bursts into flame on the A289 near Wainscott, Kent (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame at 12:02 AM near Bottels Road in Huntingdon (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Bodymoor Heath Lane in Middleton (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Strensall Road in York (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on street in Market Harborough (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Henderson Avenue in Scunthorpe (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe. Thu 20 Jul 2017 10:43 (No:15893) Car fire, confined to engine block. Hose reel in use."

2017-07-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Sunset Road and Bruce Street in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-07-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Church Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M1 near Ashfield (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Warwick Road near Leek Wootton (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at 11:35 PM at home in Victorville (California):

2017-07-20 - Vehicles and auto shop go up in flames in coastal London (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Car, cables and hostel destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Kanpur (India), 2 killed, 12 injured:

Quote: "A car and huge stock of electric cables kept in the underground store room were destroyed in the blaze."

2017-07-20 - Thirty motorcycles and motorcycle shop destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia), nobody there:

2017-07-20 - Barn damaged by fire on Stone Avenue in Longswamp Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Nicasio (California):

2017-07-20 - Barn and 50 tons of hay go up in flames on Lea Lane in Chester (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Wildfire triples in size to 28,000 acres south of Lewiston (Idaho):

Quote: "The complex is comprised of the Corral Creek fire, located between Corral Creek and China Garden Creek drainages, and the Powerline fire located between Wapshilla Creek and Deer Creek."

2017-07-20 - Wildfire burns through 1000 acres near the coast in Wharton State Forest (New Jersey):

2017-07-20 - Compost heap bursts into flame on Delenty Drive in Warrington (Britain):

2017-07-20 - Grocery store under construction destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Salida (California):

2017-07-20 - Six-story office building heavily damaged by fire in Kolkata (India), 8 injured:

2017-07-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Deep Creek area in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2017-07-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2017-07-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:45 AM in Grand Island (Nebraska):

2017-07-20 - Home destroyed by fire just before 11:30 PM in Owens Cross Roads (Alabama):

2017-07-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Jenner Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-20 - Home destroyed by fire on Tiffany Drive in the Lake Scranton area in Dunmore (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-07-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Lawrence (Massachusetts):

2017-07-20 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home shortly after midnight in Elk (Washington), 1 killed:

2017-07-20 - Deadly fire burns home on Tamarack Trail in Saratoga Springs (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-07-20 - Deadly fire burns fourplex at 11:30 PM in Auburn (Washington), near the coast, 2 killed:

2017-07-20 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Conway (South Carolina):

2017-07-20 - Vacant home burns at 5:34 AM in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2017-07-20 - Vacant home burns on Whigham Road in Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-20 - Two vacant homes destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Anadarko (Oklahoma):

2017-07-20 - Vacant commercial building burns at 1:45 AM in Dallas (Texas):

2017-07-20 - Vacant country store destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM in Harcum (Virginia):

2017-07-20 - Vacant brewery building burns at 3:15 AM in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-07-20 - Another endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Canada), eighth since June:

2017-07-20 - Man and boy, 18 and 17, found dead in the Moreau River near Jefferson City (Missouri):

2017-07-20 - Four men die while cleaning tank at business in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2017-07-20 - Two women, 19 and 27, found dead in pond near Ibri (Oman):

2017-07-20 - Two college students, both 18, found dead in the Shitalakkhya River in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2017-07-20 - Four children, 14, 10, 8 and 8, found dead in the River Ganga in Bhadohi (India):

2017-07-20 - Man, 63, found dead in swimming pool at home in Arlington area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-07-20 - Man, 63, found dead near the Dry River near Cutts Grant (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Kevin Auriemma said that Fish and Game officials thought Gregory may have suffered a heart attack or some other medical issue when the storm hit."

Note: Did he get rain on his head when that storm hit? Cuz that can kill you nowadays...

2017-07-20 - Man, 63, found dead in Bear Creek Reservoir near Haleyville (Alabama):

2017-07-20 - Man, 44, found dead in Lake Thonotosassa (Florida):

2017-07-20 - Man found dead in the Ohio River near Anderson Ferry in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "The man's body was found in the water near the Anderson Ferry after 8 p.m. This is the second body to be pulled from the river in the past two days. Another body was found Wednesday afternoon near Sayler Park."

2017-07-20 - Man, 40, found dead in lake in Ladonia (Alabama):

2017-07-20 - Man, 34, found dead in the water at Turner Falls near Davis (Oklahoma):

2017-07-20 - Boy, 16, found dead in the Little Buffalo River in the Laurel Hill Wildlife Management Area (Tennessee):

2017-07-20 - Boy, 16, found dead in the St. Joseph River near Three Rivers (Michigan):

2017-07-20 - Boy, 15, falls into water and dies at Lake Wateree in Kershaw County (South Carolina):

2017-07-20 - Man, 43, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Frisco (North Carolina):

2017-07-20 - One person dies in the Kanawha River, another in critical condition, in Charleston (West Virginia):

Quote: "Police on scene said the person who was pulled from the water appeared to have had a medical episode while he was in the river and was pulled out of the river by his friends."

2017-07-20 - Woman, 60, has 'medical problem', at 5:42 AM, dies shortly later, in Joplin (Missouri):

2017-07-20 - Man, 61, slumps over dead in car, car hits wall, on I-10 in Beaumont (Texas):

Quote: "A police spokesperson said officers believe a Vidor man died from a heart attack shortly before his car hit a concrete wall along Interstate 10 Thursday morning."

2017-07-20 - Man drops dead near Walmart in Joplin (Missouri):

2017-07-20 - Man, 31, found dead near his car in swampy area in Wright County (Minnesota):

2017-07-20 - Man, 71, drops dead near car dealership in Wake Forest (North Carolina):

2017-07-20 - Man, mid-20s, found slumped over dead at 3:45 AM in clothing donation bin in Calgary (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Man, 28, dies after swimming in Quarry Lake in Canmore (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Man, 22, found dead in Koksilah River Provincial Park near Shawnigan Lake (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Man, 19 or 20, found dead in the Rideau River in Ottawa (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Man, 23, found dead in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Man, 54, slumps over while driving, dies shortly later, in Palmerston (Australia), 3 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A MAN has died after he had a “medical episode” behind the wheel and his car veered off the road into a pole. Duty Superintendent Rob Farmer said the crash at the corner of Driver Ave and Temple Tce in Palmerston was reported to police about 10pm on Thursday. 'The 54-year-old driver suffered a medical episode,' he said. 'It was a low speed crash into the pole - no injuries to the passanger.'"

2017-07-20 - Man falls off condo building and dies before 5:30 AM, lands near swimming pool, in coastal Songkhla (Thailand):

2017-07-20 - Boy, 16, found dead in canal in Shikarpur, and teen boy found dead in canal in Jacobabad (Pakistan):

2017-07-20 - Man, 40, found dead at home on Ardrew Meadows in Ardrew, Athy (Ireland):

2017-07-20 - Person has 'medical emergency', trains delayed, in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A medical emergency involving a person on the tracks at JFK/UMass Station brought shuttle buses and transit police to the Red Line and commuter rail station on Thursday afternoon."

2017-07-20 - Person has 'medical episode' on train in Worcester (Britain):

Quote: "Paramedics are treating a patient on a train at a city railway station. West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to a 'medical episode' at Worcester Foregate Street railway station at 3.50pm today (July 20)."

2017-07-20 - Woman has 'medical event', SUV slams into home, in Centralia (Washington), 1000 feet east of the Chehalis River:

Quote: "Woman walks with a six-year-old boy across the street from an SUV that crashed into the side of a house in the 1200 block of Borthwich Street in Centralia on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The young boy was in the car when the driver had a medical event and crashed into the house."

2017-07-20 - Man has 'medical emergency', three pickup trucks and a car crash, in Parkersburg (West Virginia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver of the last pickup in the line suffered an undetermined medical emergency and was not breathing when first responders arrived."

2017-07-20 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into home, in Pasco (Washington):

Quote: "Car crashes into house after driver has medical emergency, collapses patio roof..."

2017-07-20 - Deputy has 'medical episode', car crashes, in Wilson County (Tennessee):

Quote: "A deputy was injured in a crash Thursday after authorities believe he suffered a medical episode."

2017-07-20 - Small plane crash-lands at levee in the Florida Everglades in Broward County (Florida), engine failure:

2017-07-20 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field near Belgrade (Montana), engine failure:

2017-07-20 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Palm Springs (California):

2017-07-20 - Passenger bus plunges into gorge, in Himachal Pradesh (India), 25+ killed, 9 injured:

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Pasco County (Florida):

2017-07-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-87 near South Glens Falls (New York):

2017-07-20 - Ice cream truck overturns, bursts into flame, on I-65 near Alabaster (Alabama):

2017-07-20 - RV slams into two minivans, in Boston Heights (Ohio), 1 killed, more injured:

2017-07-20 - Taxi van veers off road, hits pole and tree, in Cortlandville (New York), 2 killed, 7 injured:

2017-07-20 - SUV veers off road, plows into pedestrians, in coastal Manhattan (New York), 3 injured:

Quote: "As cops tried to get to the driver, they found him slumped over the steering wheel. 'He was having an attack, he was having a seizure attack,' Medina said. Authorities are trying to figure out if he had some kind of medical episode that caused all this chaos."

2017-07-20 - SUV veers off road, crashes into two homes, in Pittston Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials believe the driver may have had a medical issue. He was eventually taken to the hospital. Stacey says the impact of the crash shook her whole house."

2017-07-20 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, in coastal Baytown (Texas), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2017-07-20 - Car veers over centerline at 5:56 AM, hits car head-on, near Yakima (Washington), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-07-20 - Car veers off road at 6:25 AM, crashes, bursts into flame, in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "John Merlino, 18, was driving home from a friend’s house about at 6:25 a.m. when his car slid off the road, hopped the curb and caught fire, he told a reporter at the scene. 'That’s all I could remember,' Merlino said."

2017-07-20 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, near Liberty (South Carolina):

2017-07-20 - Car hits pole, bursts into flame, near the Mississippi River in Alton (Illinois), 2 injured:

2017-07-20 - Car veers off road, crashes through garage at home, in Denver (Colorado), 2 injured:

2017-07-20 - Car overturns, hits concrete pillar, bursts into flame, in coastal Ewa Beach (Hawaii), 3 killed:

2017-07-20 - Man, 20s or 30s, strips naked before 6 AM and runs around near Mt. Morris (Michigan):

Quote: "Genesee Township Police got a call at 5:52 a.m. asking them to check on a man in the area of Frances Road and N. Saginaw Street in Genesee Township, just north of Mt. Morris city limits. The man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s was spotted running naked south along N. Saginaw Street. He was spotted again near Central Elementary. Officers caught up with him near the intersection of Haven Street. He was taken to Hurley Medical Center for a medical evaluation."

Quote: "Homeowners on the 2200 block of Frances Road called authorities just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, after they spotted the man, who is in his 30s, wearing nothing but a pair of dark shorts and 'yelling erratically' in a yard near the intersection of Frances and Saginaw, police said."

2017-07-20 - Shark attacks kayak, knocks man off, near Santa Barbara (California):

2017-07-20 - Shark attacks paddleboarder, bites chunk out of paddleboard, near Santa Barbara (California):

2017-07-20 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures man on island near Vancouver Island (Canada):

2017-07-20 - Otters attack pet dog, try to drown it, at American Lake (Washington):

2017-07-20 - Parking lot collapses near Redstone Creek in Uniontown (Pennsylvania):

2017-07-20 - Apartment building partially collapses in coastal Santander (Spain):

2017-07-20 - School partially collapses in Saoner (India), 5 injured:

2017-07-20 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Bakersfield (California):

2017-07-20 - Girl, 11, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness in the water in coastal Morehead City (North Carolina):

Quote: "The Morehead City Fire Department says it happened around 10:30 a.m. Firefighters now believe the child, who is around 11-years-old, had a medical emergency which caused her to become unconscious in the water."

2017-07-20 - Woman has 'medical event' and collapses on footpath in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

Quote: "A woman lay on a South Dunedin footpath for almost an hour yesterday waiting for an ambulance after a medical event."

2017-07-20 - Man, 30, disappears while swimming at coastal Corolla Beach (North Carolina):

2017-07-20 - CO2 levels hit 873 ppm in Mongolia and 830 ppm over Canada:

Note: Probably pretty high levels in California too, what with all the fires there...

2017-07-20 - The Larsen C iceberg is already breaking up:

2017-07-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Beaver Lake (Canada):

Quote: "Beaver Lake tested positive earlier this month for a type of blue-green algae that produces harmful cyanotoxins, prompting the Capital Regional District to warn visitors against swimming or allowing their animals to splash in the water. Toxic chemicals produced by blue-green algae — also known as cyanobacteria — have been found in hundreds of lakes across Canada in recent years, particularly in the prairies. The increasing prevalence of these single-celled organisms is a bit of a mystery, according to biologist Charles Trick at Western University in Ontario. 'We've been seeing it a lot more over the last decade,' Trick said."

2017-07-20 - Heatwave bakes North Carolina:

2017-07-20 - Rising heat makes it too hot for Africa’s wild dogs to hunt:

2017-07-20 - Lightning strike kills two people in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2017-07-20 - Two tornadoes touch down and cause damage in New York:

2017-07-20 - New Zealand expecting 'weather bomb':

2017-07-20 - Swarms of locusts devouring crops in Dagestan (Russia):

2017-07-20 - China phasing out coal as it becomes a world leader in renewable energy production:

2017-07-20 - Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, 41, found dead of apparent suicide in Palos Verdes Estates (California):

2017-07-20 - Jay Leno drives car made out of marijuana:


  1. Ha-haa, what if Leno's car bursts into flame?

    Geez, PA is lookin' more and more like Britain all the time!

    Saturday, 22 July 2017
    Reflections on NZ's "weather bomb" and denial

    A weather bomb hits New Zealand

    it was reported that a rain gauge had indicated rain of 200 mm (8 inches) had fallen overnight whereas the average for the whole of July is 45 mm (1.8 inches). [more]

    Joseph Rago, Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer, Dies at 34

    Mr. Rago was found with no obvious signs of trauma and emergency responders declared him dead at the scene, the police said. The cause of death was being determined by the medical examiner on Friday. [more]

    2017 is on track to be among the hottest year recorded, scientists are not as surprised as ThinkProgress article suggests

    the fact that 2017 global surface temperature are that high is a clear reminder that global warming has not stopped or slowed down.

    Almost 50,000 people evacuated nearly 500,000 hectares destroyed as massive British Colombia wildfire continues to grow entering it's third week

    [check out the pic]


    The riskiest sectors and markets led this week

    One more RISK OFF "event" and it's all over [more]

    "How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Trumptopia"

    He seems especially proud of "Healthcare" - America's patented cartel which extracts monopoly profits by skimming the healthiest patients from the population, at a cost of 200% the OECD average. While providing a lower life expectancy than every other OECD country. Because every full retard knows that "single payer doesn't work", other than working twice as well as the U.S. system, at half the corporate profit [more]

    [remainder below]


  2. It Was Only A Matter Of Time. And Bullshit...

    "Dow component General Electric reported better-than-expected quarterly results, but the stock fell more than 2 percent as sales fell 12 percent year over year."

    Got that? A 12% drop in revenue was "better-than-expected"

    This is why Wall Street dullards never see it coming - because they play this wholly-contrived game of lowering the bar and then skipping over it while claiming victory.

    The con job only stops working at the very end of the cycle and "no one" sees it coming. [more]

    Apocalyptical lahar destroys 16 houses after eruption of Sinabung in Indonesia (video)

    Sinabung volcano erupts causing earthquakes and sending ash 3.5 km in the air in Indonesia (videos)

    Another earthquake swarm hits Yellowstone: 201 quakes rattle West Yellowstone and 12 around Lincoln in one week

    Worst drought in 16 years threatens food supplies in North Korea – U.N.

    Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

    The world’s most-populated city, Shanghai, just had its hottest day in recorded history

    On Friday, the 24-million-plus inhabitants of Shanghai witnessed the temperature skyrocket to 105.6 degrees (40.9 Celsius), its hottest day ever recorded.

    The Chinese city, which has more people than any in the world, has tracked temperatures since 1872.

    Friday’s temperature extreme fits into a recent pattern of increasing hot weather. [more]

    Trump to tap coal lobbyist, industry attorney for top EPA posts


  3. Microburst slams the Catalina Foothills, Arizona (VIDEO)

    [reported earlier]
    Hottest day in 145 years for Shanghai, China

    Study shows how killer nanoparticles in air pollution cause heart disease

    A new study explains for the first time how nanoparticles like those in diesel exhaust fumes cause heart disease by lodging in inflamed blood vessels, writes Oliver Tickell. The study, published as the UK government is ordered before the High Court to justify its refusal to publish plans to tackle illegal air pollution which afflicts 38 million people, also raises wider fears about 'engineered nanoparticles' in the environment. [more]

    The biotech industry is taking over the regulation of GMOs from the inside

    The British non-profit GMWatch recently revealed the agribusiness takeover of Conabia, the National Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology of Argentina. Conabia is the GMO assessment body of Argentina. According to GMWatch, 26 of 34 its members were either agribusiness company employees or had major conflicts of interest*.

    Packing a regulatory agency with conflicted individuals is one way to ensure speedy GMO approvals and Conabia has certainly delivered that. A much more subtle, but ultimately more powerful, way is to bake approval into the structure of the GMO assessment process itself. It is easier than you might think. [more]

    Scaramucci once called climate change denial ‘disheartening.’ Then he took a job with Trump


  4. Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990 – Greenland ice largely responsible for the accelerating pace of sea-level rise

    New danger from global warming: Shifting storms bring extreme waves, damage to once placid areas

    The world’s most extensive study of a major storm front striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
    The study, led by engineers at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Scientific Reports. [more]

    [I said exactly this when it happened]
    Oil spills perturb entire ocean food webs – Gulf of Mexico ecosystem may never recover

    “While the direct effects of oil spills on ecosystems have been well documented, this new study following the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2011 provides the first indication that oil spills can alter the nature of entire aquatic food webs,” said Peter S. Ross, editor-in-chief of AECT. [more]

    Two boys killed by lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Family of 5 killed by landslide in Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Over 30 wildfires started in a day due to lightning strikes in Central Interior, British Columbia

    28,000 lightning strikes recorded during 24 hours in Northern Great Plains

    [more below]


  5. Footage shows strange object on live NASA feed of International Space Station

    Residents shaken after reporting chupacabra sightings in mountains of Riverside County, California

    Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

    Images captured by an underwater robot on Saturday showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
    The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called the pedestal that sits underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor, said the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
    On Friday, the robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused multiple meltdowns and destroyed the plant. The three-day probe of Unit 3 ended Saturday.
    Locating and analyzing the fuel debris and damage in each of the plant's three wrecked reactors is crucial for decommissioning the plant. The search for melted fuel in the two other reactors has so far been unsuccessful because of damage and extremely high radiation levels. [more]

    Scientists Found a Second Giant Garbage Patch in the Pacific
    As if one wasn't bad enough.

    the Pacific Ocean has another gyre in the Southern hemisphere, and it behaves the same way. Recently, scientists exploring a remote island in the South Pacific found almost 20 tons of plastic washed up on a beach, and they began to suspect that the South Pacific had a garbage patch of its own.
    A recent expedition to the area appears to confirm that this new garbage patch does exist. The researchers found an area about a million square miles in size, bigger than the state of Texas, containing over a million tons of plastic. [more]

    A part of Highway 1 in Big Sur has reopened, but other issues remain on the coastal route

    Tornado rips through downtown McGregor, Iowa


  6. Whew, this has been one hot month here! I looked back at the historical data and there have been five days this month so far where the temp was the highest ever recorded for that date here in St. Louis. No record lows were set, but five record highs were set. That's pretty unusual.