Thursday, May 10, 2018

Event Update For 2018-05-09

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

2018-05-09 - Water sickening and killing people in and around Kratié (Cambodia):

Quote: "At least 80 people in Preh and Roneg villages in Mondulkiri province's Sre Chhouk commune suffered vomiting, dizziness and weakness due to suspected poisonous water from a stream they were using. The illnesses come after 13 people died and more than 130 people sent to hospital due to drinking water contaminated with poisonous substances in Kratie over the past few weeks. Lor Sokha, Mondulkiri province police chief, told the media that technical officers initially suspected the poisoning occurred after villagers drank water from Preah river and others drank rain water which had combined with water from the river. However, the cause has not yet been determined as authorities are waiting for the results of an analysis of the water and food they had consumed."

Quote: "He said on Wednesday that he spoke to the victims and they said they began to find it difficult to breathe, had stomachaches and vomited after drinking both the water from the river and rainwater from the roofs of their houses."

Note: So not just river water but also rainwater from the roofs of homes. Hydrogen sulfide is water soluble, it's getting into the atmosphere - thus all the rotten egg odor events around the world - and so rain from the sky will sometimes be poisonous. If the rain is poisonous enough, it could kill you just by falling on your head. Contaminated rainwater will also flow downhill to streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and seas/oceans and contaminate the water in them too. in 2015, 41 children and some animals mysteriously died after rainfall in Papua (Indonesia), mentioned in the 2015-11-24 update. Last year, a bunch of people died in Australia from 'thunderstorm asthma' after rain storms there too. Every time you jump in a body of water or let water get on your head, you're betting that that water has not been contaminated. Lose that bet, as many already have, and you are apt to die. Municipal water supplies in major cities are likeliest to be safest, but there are no guarantees...

2018-05-09 - Unknown odor at building sends 12 people to the hospital, then later 2 more have convulsions too, in coastal Auckland (New Sealand):

Quote: "Fire and Emergency say they don't know what caused the unknown smell in an Auckland office building this morning - but the building is now safe. Emergency crews were called to Augusta House on the corner of Victoria Street West and Elliot Street at 9.30am after an unusual smell was noticed on the eighth floor. Twelve people were taken to hospital and another 100 assessed after being exposed to the smell which caused nausea, headaches and vomiting."

Quote: "'It was a weird sort of organic smell. To be honest, I would describe it as chicken manure, but it was a sickly, sweet musty odour.'"

Quote: "Two more people have been affected by a mystery gas leak at an Auckland high-rise, nine hours after it hospitalised 12 people on Thursday morning. A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said firefighters had been called to Augusta House in Auckland's CBD just before 6pm. Firefighters had had reports of two people having convulsions, the spokesman said."

Quote: "Woon said fire crews ran gas detectors throughout the building and did not come up with anything. The New Zealand Defence Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) – the bomb squad – was then called in to test the scene. 'We couldn't find anything that triggered our devices...and a preliminary search by them hasn't found anything either,' Woon said."

Note: They aren't using H2S detectors. Hydrogen sulfide won't show up on other types of detectors. And hydrogen sulfide at higher concentrations is described by some people as 'sickly sweet' or 'flowery'. The speed with which these people sickened, the symptoms, and the fact that this is a coastal city - they probably got hit by some fairly concentrated poisonous hydrogen sulfide, probably pulled into the building via the building's HVAC system. Nobody really knows what the long-term effects of that are (for people who survive), but they can't be good...

2018-05-09 - Man in his 30s has seizure and loses consciousness in the water near coastal La Jolla Shores (California):

Quote: "San Diego lifeguards responding to a call for help from a diver experiencing a seizure pulled the unconscious man out of the water Wednesday afternoon, a San Diego Fire-Rescue official said. The diver, who was in his 30s, called 911 while off the coast of La Jolla Shores around 12:15 p.m. and said he was having a seizure, said fire spokeswoman Mónica Muñoz. Lifeguards used their personal water craft to get out to the man, who was unconscious and having a seizure when they found him. His face was not submerged, she said, because of the equipment he was using."

2018-05-09 - Van explodes and burns and kills man, ignites tractor trailer, at business in Ono (Pennsylvania), man injured too:

Quote: "An employee of a trucking company in Lebanon County was killed in a van explosion, state police said. It happened at J.P. Donmoyer, Inc. in Ono around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. State police said the employee was driving a maintenance van to pick up a tractor-trailer driver who had parked the truck in a back lot. The van exploded, killing Stephen Miller, 65, of Lebanon, state police said."

2018-05-09 - Person burns to death at 12:23 AM on burning mattress beneath I-4 overpass in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "A burning body was discovered under a downtown Interstate 4 overpass early Wednesday morning, according to an Orlando Police Department spokeswoman. The Orlando Fire Department arrived on the scene near I-4 west at the Colonial Drive at about 12:23 a.m., police spokeswoman Michelle Guido said. Firefighters discovered a body after extinguishing a small fire, Guido said. The cause of death is under investigation but police don’t suspect foul play. It’s not clear how the fire started."

2018-05-09 - Pallet business devastated by massive blaze at 11 PM in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Hours after a fire started, firefighters are still working to put out hot spots left over from the large flames that could be seen for miles at a warehouse in northwest Harris County. This is at Kim's Pallet, Inc., a facility that makes wooden pallets in the 5700 block of Cunningham Road, near Tanner Road."

2018-05-09 - Coal mine rocked by methane explosion in Hunan Province (China), 5 killed:

2018-05-09 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in coastal Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi (UAE):

2018-05-09 - Landfill fire breaks out on the island of Tortola (British Virgin Islands):

2018-05-09 - Golf carts and storage building destroyed by huge fire at golf course in coastal Chemainus (Canada):

Quote: "A massive fire described as a 'wall of flame' broke out at a shed housing golf carts at a course in Chemainus Wednesday afternoon."

2018-05-09 - Container ship 'SITC Osaka' hit by container fire on coastal Rokko Island (Japan):

Quote: "A fire broke out in several containers on the aft cargo deck of the 'SITC Osaka', berthed at the container terminal of Rokko island, Kobe, since May 4. All crew members were evacuated, and firefighting was going on. It was not clear ifthe fire was related to the recent mishap, when the container ship was hit by the 'NYC Venus'."

2018-05-09 - Yacht bursts into flame at 1 AM while docked in coastal Mission Bay (California):

Note: About 6.5 miles from where that diver had a seizure and lost consciousness off La Jolla Shores...

2018-05-09 - Boat destroyed by fire, two more boats damaged, while dry docked in coastal Wildwood (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "A large boat that was dry docked somehow caught fire. The flames were so intense that they started melting the siding on the home. Action News viewer Lisa Russo shot video on her cell phone of the scene just off Bennett Avenue near Rio Grande Avenue. In the video you can see thick black and white smoke pouring from the back of a home. Two other boats were also damaged in the blaze."

2018-05-09 - Yacht bursts into flame in the North Sea near coastal Holy Island (Britain):

Note: These are the 397th, 398th, 399th and 400th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-09 - Car-hauler and another tractor trailer go up in flames while parked at truck stop in Champaign (Illinois):

2018-05-09 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2018-05-09 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on High Levels Bank in Belton (Britain):

Quote: "High Levels Bank, Belton. Wed 9 May 2018 12:56 (No:08725) Report of car transporter on fire. Fire out on arrival. Thermal Image Camera in use for inspection. Vehicle batteries disconnected by Fire Service."

Note: These are the 30th, 31st and 32nd car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-05-09 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-55 in Terry (Mississippi):

2018-05-09 - Tanker truck bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM on the A487 in Ceredigion (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the M60 on the Barton Bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "Gridlock has been reported on the M60 motorway over Barton Bridge after a tanker fire."

2018-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2018-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Macon (Georgia):

2018-05-09 - Tractor bursts into flame at school in North Babylon (New York):

2018-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, Doritos destroyed, on Highway 401 near Mallorytown (Canada):

2018-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 17 near Nipissing Road in Warren (Canada):

2018-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on the M6 near Kirby Lonsdale (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Tractor bursts into flame on Cook's Lane in Sturminster Newton (Britain):

Note: These are the 878th-891st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-09 - RV bursts into flame while parked in Loxahatchee (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-05-09 - RV and garage destroyed by fire at 11 PM at home in Powhatan County (Virginia):

Quote: "When crews arrived, they found a garage and RV both fully involved with flames."

Note: These are the 227th and 228th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-09 - Van bursts into flame on the M11 near Chigwell (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Van bursts into flame on the M2 near Blue Bell Hill (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Van bursts into flame on Danepark Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Danepark Road, Hull. Wed 9 May 2018 22:15 (No:08816) Severe damage by fire to one van. Fire Service used one hose reel to extinguish."

2018-05-09 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Olean (New York):

2018-05-09 - SUV bursts into flame on Wilson Road in La Crosse (Virginia):

2018-05-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-81 in Montgomery County (Virginia):

2018-05-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Washington Avenue in Madison (South Dakota):

2018-05-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Hillside Drive in Kamloops (Canada):

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame just after 3 AM while parked at home in Harrison Township (Ohio):

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near Angola (New York):

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame near Irongray Church in Dumfries (Scotland), man burned:

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on A5117 slip road in Woodbank, Chester (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on Whalley Road in Clitheroe (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame at 12:16 AM in Morville Heath (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at Raincliffe Woods in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Raincliffe Woods, Scarborough  Time 13:45 A member of the public reported seeing a vehicle that was filled with smoke at the car park of Raincliffe Woods. A crew from Scarborough accessed the vehicle and extinguished a fire in the car using a hose reel jet."

2018-05-09 - Car bursts into flame in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Grimsby. Wed 9 May 2018 16:49 (No:08752) Severe damage by fire to one car. Fire Service used one hose reel and breathing apparatus to extinguish."

2018-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame near building on North Road in Middlebury Center (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:55 PM near PT Barnum in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-05-09 - Riding mower bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Fairplay (Maryland):

2018-05-09 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 6:45 AM while parked at RV park in Bullhead City (Arizona):

2018-05-09 - Van, pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire at home in Heyworth (Illinois):

Quote: "Richards estimated the damage at $25,000 for the structure and $70,000 for the contents, including a van and a pickup truck. The fire was contained to the garage."

2018-05-09 - Two vehicles and home destroyed by fire just after 3 AM in Potterville (Michigan):

Quote: "The house is destroyed along with two vehicles."

2018-05-09 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Fort Hall (Idaho):

2018-05-09 - Barn and farm equipment destroyed by fire in Spencerville (Ohio), 15 goats killed:

2018-05-09 - Barn destroyed by fire in Fremont Township (Michigan):

2018-05-09 - Brush fire breaks out at 2:30 AM along the Truckee River in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-05-09 - Brush fire breaks out in Mission Valley (California):

2018-05-09 - Wildfire breaks out between Sanford and Mims (Florida):

2018-05-09 - Huge gorse fire breaks out on the seafront at coastal Hopeman Beach in Moray (Scotland):

Quote: "Four fire engines and two specialist appliances swooped on the blaze, which ripped through gorse along the seafront."

2018-05-09 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire before 4 AM in Tualatin (Oregon):

2018-05-09 - Warehouse destroyed by fire in coastal Washington DC, trains disrupted:

2018-05-09 - Large building destroyed by huge fire in Gilman (Illinois):

2018-05-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Springfield (Oregon):

2018-05-09 - Home damaged by fire in Ashley (Pennsylvania), 3 pets killed, nobody there:

2018-05-09 - Home damaged by fire at 5:44 AM on coastal Johns Island (South Carolina):

2018-05-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Midvale (Utah):

2018-05-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Houston (Texas):

2018-05-09 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, in coastal Grasonville (Maryland):

2018-05-09 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Schuyler (New York):

2018-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:06 AM in Corbin (Kentucky):

2018-05-09 - Mansion destroyed by fire in coastal Seabrook (South Carolina):

2018-05-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-05-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2018-05-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Oneonta (Alabama):

2018-05-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Vandalia (Ohio):

2018-05-09 - Apartment building destroyed by massive blaze in Westland (Michigan):

2018-05-09 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home shortly before 4 AM in Martinsburg (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-05-09 - Deadly fire burns home in Evergreen (Montana), near the Flathead River, 1 killed:

2018-05-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM in Harrison (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2018-05-09 - Deadly fire burns home near Pembroke (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-05-09 - Vacant home burns at 5:45 AM in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-05-09 - Two seamen found dead on cargo ship, maybe a third too, near coastal Cape Verde:

Quote: "Two seamen died on board of bulk carrier ATLANTIC HARMONY, another one allegedly also died, but third death not yet confirmed. Bulk carrier called at Capo Verde on May 7, probably for bunkering or supplies, being en route from Brazil to Gibraltar, on May 9 she left Praia same day to continue her voyage, but on May 8 turned back and headed for Praia, where she was anchored on May 9. Understood ship’s interrupted voyage and return to Cape Verde was caused by that mortal accident. Seamen believed to die from poisoning, no other details available at the moment. All three – two confirmed dead and one dead or injured – are Ukrainians."

2018-05-09 - Couple, 34 and 38, found dead in home in Fitchburg (Wisconsin):

2018-05-09 - Three teen boys die in dam reservoir near Himmatnagar (India):

2018-05-09 - Five girls die in pond in Bihar (India):

2018-05-09 - Man and woman found dead in canal in Hadapsar (India):

2018-05-09 - Man, 37, cop, goes into cardiac arrest at swimming pool, dies shortly later, in coastal Dundalk (Baltimore):

Quote: "A York City Police officer died Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest while participating in a SWAT training exercise in Baltimore County on Sunday, according to a news release from the City of York. Officer Alex Sable, 37, was training to become a member of York County's Quick Response Team when he went into cardiac arrest. He received immediate treatment from on-site medics and was transported to a Baltimore-area hospital, where he died Wednesday evening."

Quote: "Sable suffered a medical emergency as he was preparing to exit the pool, was pulled from the side of the pool and received immediate treatment from two Baltimore County SWAT medics and two Baltimore County Fire Department medics, who were on the scene, according to the release."

Note: Mentioned this event in the 2018-05-08 update, but he wasn't dead yet...

2018-05-09 - Firefighter, man, 47, fights two fires, goes home and drops dead, in Hudson (New York):

2018-05-09 - Man, 41, slumps over dead in pickup truck in Red Mountain (Colorado):

2018-05-09 - Person drops dead in home in Pekin (Illinois):

2018-05-09 - Person drops dead under bridge in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-05-09 - Man found dead in Lake Alvin near Harrisburg (South Dakota):

2018-05-09 - Person found dead in parking lot in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2018-05-09 - Man, 32, found dead in the water at Lake Ontario beach in Cobourg (Canada):

2018-05-09 - Person found dead on the banks of the Restigouche River in Campbellton (Canada):

2018-05-09 - Man, 56, topples into drain and dies in coastal Perak (Malaysia):

2018-05-09 - Woman found dead in canal in Miani (Pakistan):

2018-05-09 - Man in his 50s dies after being found unconscious at 6 AM on Sparsholt Road in coastal London (Britain):

2018-05-09 - Ship's captain strokes out on ship near coastal Juneau (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew medevaced a man from the 'Maia H' in the morning of May 9, 2018, in the Chatham Strait, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received notification from the 'Maia H' reporting that the captain was experiencing possible symptoms of a stroke."

2018-05-09 - Student has 'medical condition' on school bus in Waynesville (Missouri):

Quote: "An ambulance was called to a Waynesville R-Vl school bus at approximately 8:30 this morning, to treat an individual student with a medical condition."

2018-05-09 - Driver has 'medical event' at 6:30 AM, SUV crashes into utility pole, in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police believe the driver suffered from some type of medical event which lead to the crash."

2018-05-09 - Man, 37, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into cable barriers, on I-24 in McCracken County (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "Deputies found that 37-year-old James Shea of Interlachen, FL, was traveling west when he had a medical emergency. Shea's vehicle left the roadway and struck the cable barriers."

2018-05-09 - Man, 23, has seizure, car crashes, in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Jessie James Decker‘s younger brother is thankful he was able to walk away from a recent car accident. Several days ago, John James, was driving to the gym after a trip to a UV sauna in his hometown of Nashville, when he “all of a sudden” he had what he believes was a seizure, according to E! News. The 23-year-old subsequently lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll, reports the outlet. The car was completely destroyed."

2018-05-09 - Driver strokes out in vehicle in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

Quote: "Uncooperative patient in the 500 Block of Bath Street in a vehicle wanting to drive away, having stroke-like symptoms."

2018-05-09 - Passenger plane hit by smoky smell, plane returns to Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "A passenger on the flight says there was a smokey smell. Photos sent to us by that passenger show what appears to be fire personnel outside the plane and in a jetway once the plane was back on the ground in Chicago."

2018-05-09 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 88 near the Carson River near Woodfords (California), 1 killed:

2018-05-09 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-16 in Bulloch County (Georgia):

2018-05-09 - Tractor trailer carrying $800,000 in dimes overturns on I-15 near Glendale (Arizona):

2018-05-09 - SUV veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Casper (Wyoming), 1 killed:

2018-05-09 - SUV veers off road just before 11:30 PM, slams into Denny's, in Louisville (Kentucky), 10 injured:

2018-05-09 - Pickup truck slams into two vehicles and building, in Kearney (Nebraska):

Quote: "Officers said the crash may have caused due to a medical event."

2018-05-09 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on Steed Creek Road in coastal Awendaw (South Carolina), 3 injured:

2018-05-09 - Car veers off road just after 1:30 AM, hits trees, bursts into flame, on coastal Wadmalaw Island (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-05-09 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on Route 57 in Feeding Hills (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-05-09 - Golf cart crashes into the ocean at marina in coastal Riviera Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver is being treated in the emergency room after crashing his golf cart into the water at the Riviera Beach Marina."

2018-05-09 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man on bicycle in Patones, Madrid (Spain):

2018-05-09 - Dam breaks in the Rift Valley (Kenya), dozens killed:

2018-05-09 - Building partially collapses in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-05-09 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Temecula (California):

2018-05-09 - Teacher has 'medical emergency' at school in West Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "A Conard High School teacher transported to the hospital Wednesday morning by ambulance is OK, the school’s principal said. Principal Julio Duarte notified parents Wednesday morning that there was a medical emergency during the school’s second period and 911 was called."

2018-05-09 - Man collapses on street in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

Quote: "Police confirmed a man collapsed on the street with those road closed to allow medical treatment."

2018-05-09 - Atmospheric CO2 hits 420 ppm at the North Pole:

2018-05-09 - Scientists have never seen so little ice in the Bering Sea in spring:

Note: Wow, check out those two pics, one from 2013 and one from 2018. That's crrrrrrazy...

2018-05-09 - Just 2% of ice in the Arctic is older than 5 years:

2018-05-09 - In California, climate change is an 'immediate and escalating' threat:

2018-05-09 - A look at the state of global food security amid rising concerns about the world population and climate change:

2018-05-09 - Volcano Kilauea continues erupting in Hawaii, crater rocked by explosion:

Quote: "A fairly large explosion in Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano on Wednesday is likely the first of a series of larger explosions that could begin to throw rocks and ash from the crater, the U.S. Geological Survey said."

Quote: "So far, the volcano's most dramatic activity has been slow-moving lava leaks. However, scientists monitoring the volcano have been concerned about the possibility it could switch to a more explosive stage since May 2. That's when the lava lake at the crater of Kilauea, called Halea'uma'u, began retreating. A similar phenomenon preceded the volcano's last explosive period in 1924 as well."

2018-05-09 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2018-05-09 - Magnitude 6.2 strikes near the Afghan border in Tajikistan:

2018-05-09 - Series of earthquakes strikes near the Geysers area in California:

Quote: "A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck about 3 miles northwest of the Geysers geothermal field Wednesday evening and was followed by a series of aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quakes were reported between 7:58 and 9:04 p.m., according to the USGS. The first was followed by several aftershocks with magnitudes of 4.0, 2.7, 2.7, 2.5 and 2.6."

2018-05-09 - Earthquake swarm involving more than 700 earthquakes hits southern El Salvador, homes damaged:

2018-05-09 - Congo declares new Ebola outbreak after at least 17 people die:

2018-05-09 - Extremely rare southeast Pacific Ocean subtropical cyclone forms off Chile:

2018-05-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tuscany (Italy):


  1. Good morning, Jonny and all readers of his blog. More bad news for humanity in this report. The food chain is beginning to look like Swiss cheese, with holes and gaps where once-thriving species are now gone (or in the process).

    Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found

    Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.

    This ecological super-villain, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has driven more than 200 amphibian species to extinction or near-extinction—radically rewiring ecosystems all over Earth.

    “This is the worst pathogen in the history of the world, as far as we can tell, in terms of its impacts on biodiversity,” says Mat Fisher, an Imperial College London mycologist who studies the fungus. [more]

    Chinese Tech Giant May Be First Victim of a New U.S. Cold War

    ot Apple. Not Huawei. The first casualty of the high-tech cold war between the United States and China might be the biggest electronics maker you’ve never heard of. [more]

    Ebola outbreak: First death, 11 additional cases confirmed in Congo

    US House passes bill to restart Yucca Mountain and look for interim sites for nuclear waste

    Democrats joined Republicans on Thursday to pass a bill looking for a place to deposit the growing stockpile of nuclear waste generated by power plants across the country - including the 3.55 million pounds of spent fuel at the San Onfore Nuclear Generating Station, or SONGS, sitting just yards from the Pacific Ocean. [more; hey, let's just dump it in the ocean!]

    [SURF'S UP!!]
    Massive wave 'sets hemisphere record'

    Scientists in New Zealand have documented what they believe is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.
    The 23.8m (78ft) wave was measured by a buoy on New Zealand's Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday, the country's weather authority said. [more]

    Several injured when car crashes in NYC deli, FDNY says

    At least five people were injured when a car crashed into a New York City deli, the FDNY said. All injuries were non-life-threatening, and the victims were all taken to a local hospital.
    [more; hey, ignore the commotion, where's my corned-beef?]

    [from our It's No Mystery to US! desk]
    Sick pelicans mysteriously showing up in Southern California

    The number of sick and dying brown pelicans along the Southern California coast has mysteriously surged in the last week, a wildlife organization said Thursday.

    More than 25 pelicans have been brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center in the San Pedro, International Bird Rescue said.

    The big birds are showing signs of emaciation, hypothermia and anemia, the organization said. [more; indicates lack of FOOD]

    Ras Al Khaimah residents United Arab Emirates woke on Monday to their beach littered with tens of thousands of dead fish reason unknown

    [more below]

  2. [I learned a lot from reading this guy]
    Celebrating the open-minded curiosity of brilliant physicist Richard Feynman on his 100th birthday

    [one example] Curiosity of that type was instrumental in the work that led to his Nobel Prize. While eating in the Cornell cafeteria, Feynman noticed someone tossing a plate, kind of like a Frisbee. As the plate flew by, Feynman noticed that the Cornell medallion on the plate was rotating more rapidly than the plate was wobbling. He performed some calculations and showed that the medallion's rotation rate should be precisely twice the rate of the wobbling. He then perceived an analogy to a problem he had been investigating relating to the motion of electrons. The wobbling plate turned out to provide the clue he needed to develop a new version of the theory of quantum electrodynamics. [more]

    EU head Juncker: Europe needs to replace US as world leader, Washington no longer fit for the role

    "At this point, we have to replace the United States which as an international actor has lost vigor, and because of it, in the long-term, influence," President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said while speaking to Belgium's Flemish regional parliament on Wednesday. He went on to say that Washington had been turning away from constructive international relations "with a ferocity that can only surprise us." [more]

    Putin and Erdogan reportedly agree that US withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal was a 'mistake'

    [because Israel is behind it]

    The Real Story Behind Israel's Attack on "Iranian" Targets in Syria and Trump's Abandonment of the Iran Deal

    Judicial Watch finds evidence fmr FBI Director Comey coordinated with Mueller on Russia testimony

    [when are these people going to jail?]

    Lightning strikes kill another 11 people in Bangladesh

    At least 11 people were killed and nine others injured by lightning strikes in eight districts across the country on Thursday. [more]

    Lightning attack: 29 people die from lightning in last 24 hours – already 112 in first 10 days of May 2018 in Bangladesh

    Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed by lightnings on Thursday as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country. In the last 24 hours, 29 people have died from lightning in 12 districts. Almost all of them are farmers. More than 112 people had been killed in strikes in the first 10 days of May. Unprecedented! [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Friday, 11 May 2018
    Ecological and economic collapse in New Zealand

    [embedded stories]

    NZ glaciers shrank 30 percent in hot summer

    Natural Disaster Fund drops from $6 4b to $287m in 8 years[video]

    First north Canterbury farm confirmed to have mycoplasma bovis

    Faulty Chinese steel thought to be behind Britomart train derailment

    Hawaii: A Slow Emergency and a Sudden Cliff Slump Disaster, Megatsunami

    [~ 8 min. video + these embedded articles]
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be ready to blow, scientists say

    [2 more videos, one ~ 8.5 min. and the other ~ 13 min. long]

    [and from Hal Turner]
    The Science Behind Hawaii's Erupting Volcano

    REVEALED: Nothing to do with nukes: it's all about regime change

    Leaked Doc Reveals White House Planning "Regime Change" In Iran

    [grab yer popcorn . ..]

    Mount Merapi Indonesia's colossus north of Yogyakarta city population 2.4 million blows a column of volcanic ash 5,500 meters high

    Mount Merapi in borders of Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces spewed a column of volcanic ash 5,500 meters high on Friday, forcing residents living in the slope to flee homes, disaster agency official disclosed. [more]

    The Crack Up Boom aka. Self-Destruct Mode

    "There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion"
    - Ludwig Von Mises

    What we are witnessing is the end-of-cycle rush into risk due to the fabricated belief that the economic cycle has been extended.

    In summary, the most widely watched triangle in history had to break out to the upside to trap the over-zealous bears, before it reverses lower to trap everyone else [more]

  4. Will there be a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of next week? There is a possibility. Watch the video from the 7:30 mark forward...

  5. News Links, May 11, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    The Global Economy Is Not Recovering—Just Look at the Data

    Global Pensions Are the Next Major Crisis, Says Martin Armstrong

    The USD: A Collapsing Star… And A Journey To Hell

    Another Step Towards Collapse of Petrodollar

    Putin: The Whole World Sees The "Dangerous Dollar Monopoly"

    Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

    Europe's Shakespeare Response to Iran Sanctions: New Word "unisolationism

    The Iranian Rial's Economic Death Spiral

    Putin: Russia Needs to Get Rid of 'Dollar Burden' in Oil Trade

    As US Dollar & Interest Rates Rise, All Heck Breaks Loose in Emerging Market Currencies

    Peace in North Korea Could Cost $2 Trillion If History Is a Guide

    EU rep says Iran deal will not 'fall apart' without the US

    Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal – U.S. Determined to Become a Rogue State

    US can't be 'economic policeman of the planet', France says

    Merkel: "Europe Can No Longer Rely On The US To Protect It"

    Has Europe Rebelled?

    Watch: Iran Lawmakers Burn US Flag, Shout "Death To America"
    The US/Israeli plan is of course to provoke Iranian hardliners and precipitate war. -- RF

    Here's the real cost of leaving the Iran deal (Wesley Clark)

    Trump's Act of American Hubris

    U.S. Shale's Refining Crisis

    Europe Buys More Russian Gas Despite Strained Relations

    Goldman: Oil Prices To Hit $82.50 By The Summer

    China Sticks With Iran For Oil Imports

    An Unlikely Buyer Of Iranian Oil Emerges After U.S. Withdrew From The Deal

    The Fisherman and the Farmer - A Fairy Tale About Overexploitation

    Bank Of America: Oil Prices Could Hit $100 Next Year

    U.S. Cities Lose Tree Cover Just When They Need It Most

    Peruvian Amazon undergoing deforestation at accelerating pace: official
    Alligators, sharks, mountain lions and other predators are making a comeback
    Just wait — the outcry will come: they are taking "our" territory. -- RF

    China's lock on drugs
    Two pillars of Trump administration policy – combating the soaring prices for prescription drugs and equalizing the U.S. trade imbalance with China – appear to be on a collision course, drug and foreign policy experts say.

    Highway noise alters monarch butterfly's stress response, could affect migration

    We Are Being Lied To About Yet Another Middle Eastern Country By Yet Another US President

    Combat Debut of Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile: Did U.S. Air Force Lose High Tech Missile in Syria?

    U.S. Hypocrisy Creates Perpetual Enemies and Forever War (Maj. Danny Sjursen)

    U.S. 'net neutrality' rules will expire on June 11: FCC

    IBM bans USB, SD cards, flash drives and all other portable devices from every office, worldwide

    Before You Tell Me What You "Know," Tell Me Your Sources

    Why some cities have had enough of Waze
    The bottom line is that there are too many people and too many cars. -- RF

    Beware of the Coming Economic Debt Bomb

    U.S. wants input on coal plants 'of the future'

    All the signs are there for higher pay, but the 'mystery of missing wage growth' continues

    Real Hourly Earnings Scorecards: Employees Making Way Less Than 9 Months Ago

    Stagflationary Crisis: Understanding The Cause Of America's Ongoing Collapse

    US weapons manufacturers' stock price soars as Trump pulls out of Iran deal

    Student debt just hit $1.5 trillion

    Consumer Price Index Rises 2.5%, fastest since February 2017

    A growing share of millennials are living with mom

    The 3 Stage Housing Bubble Collapse

    The American Dream is Dead
    The top 0.1% owns as many assets as the bottom 90%. And it's getting worse.

  6. Dmitry Orlov posts two articles a week, Tue and Thur. His Thur article can only be read by his Patreon supporters. He only suggests one dollar per month for those who are interested. I have long enjoyed his perspectives on world and national events since he is a rare dual US and Russian citizen.

    I want to share just a part of his article from yesterday because he gives probably the REAL reason why the US just canceled the "agreement" with Iran. This reason goes hand in hand with the growing reality that the US dollar is in trouble:

    "Here’s a perspective on Trump’s decision to pull out of JCPOA, a.k.a. the Iran Nuclear Deal, that definitely doesn’t get enough airtime. It’s all about money. Following the Iranian revolution of 1978-79, Jimmy Carter froze Iran’s assets in the US. Ever since then, the US has been holding on to between $100 and $120 billion in Iranian assets, which have been accruing rent and interest. After the JCPOA, which stipulated the lifting of sanctions on Iran, Washington has been doing its best to drag its feet on releasing these assets, but they would have to be returned to Iran sooner or later… unless the US pulled out of the deal, which it just did.

    It is very important to note that these frozen Iranian assets are US dollar-denominated. And what would be the first thing that the Iranians would do upon regaining control of them? Why, of course, they would convert them out of US dollars. This is a requirement written into Iranian law: no US dollars allowed, and nobody in Iran has the power to change that even if they wanted to. According to the Iranians, US officials have pleaded with the Iranians not to liquidate their dollar-denominated assets, but that the Iranians told them that nobody has the authority to change this law.

    A sudden liquidation of this size would have punched an irreparable hole in the dollar system, which hinges on the ability to sell huge quantities of US treasury paper on the international market. The Iranian liquidation of dollar assets would have come at a time when the US is in dire need of foreign debt buyers, the demand is soft, and liquidity at the primary dealers for US debt is at record lows. It might have been enough to trigger a run on the US dollar as everybody dumped their treasury paper and lead to the collapse of the entire scheme by which the US robs the rest of the world by forcing it to continuously buy up its debt...."

    --Dmitri Orlov 5/10/2018

  7. Good stuff, Mike. I saw the potential hurricane threat in the Gulf, but the Orlov viewpoint I hadn't read. I expect he's correct, since it sounds like the kind of conniving shit we'd pull at this point in our empire collapse. I'm surprised we have ANY allies at this point.

    Thousands forced their from homes in British Columbia due to historic flood

    The convergence of extremely heavy snowpacks, sudden downpours and unseasonably warm temperatures have all been factors in the historic flood. [more including videos]

    Cars swept away as flash flood hits Hobart, Australia

    More than 13,000 properties lost power as the storms rolled in, while some vehicles were swept away after Hobart received almost 130mm of rain in the past 24 hours. [more; videos]

    Not that it matters, but I made a(nother) counting mistake last evening - Darla is a (great) 7 piece band. Anyone interested can find music by them and gnarbot on the web.

  8. Concrete mixer flips, separate truck fire cause SH 130 delays near Austin, TX

  9. SOTT Earth Changes Summary - April 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

    Chlamydia is killing off Australia's koala bears

    Mount Merapi volcano erupts in Indonesia, airport shut down and residents evacuated

    Rare solar show lights up the skies over Aomori Prefecture in Japan

    Stunning 'fire rainbow' appears in Kentucky sky

    Volcanologist on future of Kilauea eruption: 'There's likely more to come' and 'Mauna Loa really scares us'

    Circumhorizontal arc spotted over northern Alabama

    Fears growing over possible eruption of Canary Island's Mount Teide, nearly 300 earthquakes have shaken the island within 10 days