Sunday, May 20, 2018

Event Update For 2018-05-19

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

2018-05-19 - Unknown odor sickens people at restaurant in West Caldwell (New Jersey):

Quote: "The West Caldwell health inspector will have to clear a local restaurant before it can open again after a suspicious odor had several patrons feeling sick with some reportedly having some breathing issues. According to preliminary reports, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, emergency responders rushed to the Original Pancake House in West Caldwell after a room filled with patron began to cough uncontrollably with some even vomiting and complaining of throat irritation."

2018-05-19 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane bound for Busuanga Island in Palawan from Clark International Airport made an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) due to smoke inside the cabin."

Note: This is the 75th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-13 - Landfill fire breaks out, again, on Pond Island near the island of Sint Maarten:

2018-05-19 - At least four buildings devastated by massive blaze in downtown Brandon (Canada), 150+ people homeless:

Quote: "At least four buildings in Brandon's downtown caught fire Saturday in what the city's mayor said will 'likely be one of the largest fires Brandon has ever seen.'"

2018-05-19 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Cedar Grove (New Jersey):

2018-05-19 - RV destroyed by fire at 4:28 AM while parked at Snake River RV Park in Idaho Falls (Idaho), 1 injured:

Note: Around 400 feet from the Snake River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This is the 247th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-19 - Kilauea continues erupting in Hawaii, lava destroys four more homes:

Quote: "Lava creeping across roadways destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated Saturday, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation. Hawaii County Civil Defense said a fissure near the neighborhood of Lanipuna Gardens has been continuously erupting, releasing a slow-moving lava flow. If that lava threatens a nearby highway, more people will be told to prepare for voluntary evacuation. On Friday, fast-moving lava crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters. The wide lava flow was 'very active' Saturday morning and advancing at rates of up to 300 yards (274 meters) per hour, scientists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said."

2018-05-19 - Building destroyed by explosion and fire just before 2 AM at fence business in York (Nebraska):

2018-05-19 - Ship 'Lyonesse Lady' damaged by fire at coastal St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Boat, car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Edmonton (Canada):

Quote: "The garage was completely destroyed along with the contents which, included a car and a boat."

Note: These are the 437th and 438th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-19 - Two passenger train coaches go up in flames at station in Udhana (India):

2018-05-19 - Tour bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2018-05-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Newcastle upon Tyne (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews from #Colbycourt and #Gosforth are dealing with a bus fire in the #Jesmond area of #Newcastle. "

Note: These are the 306th and 307th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-05-19 - Crane truck bursts into flame on I-80 in Summit County (Utah):

2018-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-41 in the Town of Polk (Wisconsin):

2018-05-19 - Tractor bursts into flame on road between Venhay Cross and Wheadon Cross (Britain):

Note: These are the 965th, 966th and 967th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-19 - Van bursts into flame at 6:31 AM on Guardian Street in Warrington (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Van bursts into flame at 2:34 AM in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Grimsby. Sat 19 May 2018 02:34 (No:09592) Van on fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2018-05-19 - Van bursts into flame on the A180 near coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "A180. Sat 19 May 2018 11:23 (No:09615) Van fire. Two hose reels, four BA and two dry powder extinguishers in use."

2018-05-19 - Minivan bursts into flame on street in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2018-05-19 - SUV bursts into flame on the M50 near coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-05-19 - Police car bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at home in Columbus (Georgia):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-581 in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at toll booth on the New York State Thruway near Albany (New York):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1:35 AM on Route 5 in Deerfield (Massachusetts):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked outside school in Mohali (India), boy almost burns to death:

Quote: "A school boy had a narrow escape after he was trapped in a parked car that accidentally caught fire outside a school in Sector 60 here on Saturday. Sources said the incident occurred at 2 pm when Tanvir Singh, a student of Gem Public School in Sector 60, was waiting for his mother while sitting in an Indigo car. He was listening to music when fumes started coming out of the bonnet. He tried to get out of the car but its door got jammed.  On noticing the fire, the driver of a school bus parked nearby rushed to the car with a fire extinguisher and doused the flames."

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on street in Chandigarh (India):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at 2:10 AM in driveway at home on Plexfield Road in Bilton (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Chippenham (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M11 near Stansted Airport (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on North Road in Wellington (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A303 near South Petherton (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at 7:07 AM on Hope Farm Road in Great Sutton (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to second vehicle and garage, on Trafalgar Court in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Trafalgar Court, Scunthorpe. Sat 19 May 2018 23:57 (No:09705) Car fire spread to second vehicle and domestic garage. Two hose reels, one BA. Thermal Image Camera and short exension ladder in use."

2018-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on Daws Hill Lane in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 19 May, 11.41am Small fire in engine bay of car, Daws Hill Lane, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-05-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 1:27 AM on Ridgefield Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-05-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on M-115 near Cadillac (Michigan):

2018-05-19 - Barn damaged by fire in Lebanon (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-19 - Wildfire breaks out near Spittal, Caithness (Scotland):

2018-05-19 - Maintenance building destroyed by fire at camp in Stamford (New York):

2018-05-19 - Water system business destroyed by fire in Bangor (Maine):

2018-05-19 - Mixed-use building destroyed by fire in DuBois (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-19 - Home damaged by fire in Huntersville (North Carolina):

2018-05-19 - Home damaged by garage fire in Gridley (California):

2018-05-19 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 5:12 AM in Discovery Bay (California):

2018-05-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Nedrow (New York), nobody there:

2018-05-19 - Home destroyed by fire on River Road in Willington (Connecticut):

2018-05-19 - Three homes go up in flames on Coral Springs Cove in Calgary (Canada), two more homes burn separately:

2018-05-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Redwood City (California):

2018-05-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2:20 AM in coastal Chula Vista (California), 2 injured:

2018-05-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Beaverton (Oregon):

2018-05-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Portland (Maine):

2018-05-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Victorville (California):

2018-05-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM in Lexington County (South Carolina):

2018-05-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:51 AM on Boat Dock Road in Somerset (Kentucky), near the Cumberland River:

2018-05-19 - Vacant building burns at 2:15 AM, fire spreads to apartment building, in Albany (New York):

2018-05-19 - Vacant building destroyed by huge fire at 11:03 PM on the seafront in coastal Westcliff-on-Sea (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Vacant home burns in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-05-19 - Juvenile humpback whale washes ashore dead on Long Beach (New York):

2018-05-19 - Bryde's whale washes ashore dead on beach in Kuakata (Bangladesh):

2018-05-19 - Three monk seals found dead in a week on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

Quote: "On all three seals, officials conducted examinations to determine the cause of death. They say the deaths don't appear to be suspicious, but are a strange and sad coincidence."

2018-05-19 - Large number of fish found dead in Sulur Lake in Coimbatore (India):

2018-05-19 - College student, man, 21, found dead in tent on the shore of Shasta Lake (California):

Quote: "A University of Oregon student died Saturday at Shasta Lake in California. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said the 21-year-old was found in a tent on the shore Saturday morning. Officials said he wasn't breathing and medics performed CPR but he could not be revived."

2018-05-19 - Man, 37, found dead in Smithville Lake (Missouri), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2018-05-19 - Man, cop, has 'medical incident' and drops dead in Deming (New Mexico):

Quote: "A state police officer died on duty Saturday after a medical incident, according to officials. Sgt. Thomas Vitale was assigned to the 12th district headquartered in Deming."

2018-05-19 - College student, man, 22, athlete, falls into Lake Panorama and dies in Guthrie County (Iowa):

2018-05-19 - Man, 76, falls off boat and dies in Brownlee Reservoir (Oregon):

2018-05-19 - Man falls into lake and dies in Winter Garden (Florida):

2018-05-19 - Man, 55, found dead in the Hudson River in Albany (New York):

2018-05-19 - Man found dead in shallow creek in Shelby Township (Michigan):

2018-05-19 - Man, 70, found dead near his home in coastal West Bath (Maine):

2018-05-19 - Person found dead on Stanavage Road in Colchester (Connecticut):

2018-05-19 - Man, 30, found dead near school in Beloit (Wisconsin):

2018-05-19 - Man, 22, found dead near the Reedy River in Greenville (South Carolina):

2018-05-19 - Man found dead in car off Old National Highway in South Fulton (Georgia):

2018-05-19 - Boy, 17, dies in the water at Dongi Dam in Gujar Khan, Punjab (Pakistan):

Quote: "According to sources, Danial, resident of Sandal Rajgan, along with his father went to Dongi Dam for swimming when all of sudden he drowned in the water and died."

2018-05-19 - Man, around 50, drops dead at train station in Secunderabad (India):

2018-05-19 - Man, 55, found dead in stream in Veerapunayunipalle (India):

2018-05-19 - Man found dead in submerged car in mill pond in Sheffield (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Man, 47, found dead at Bateswood Nature Reserve in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Man, 41, found dead in Oswestry (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Woman, 54, found dead in apartment in coastal Skegness (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Woman found dead in canal in Solihull (Britain):

2018-05-19 - Woman has 'medical incident' at 5 AM, car crashes into business, building collapses, in Hammond (Indiana):

Quote: "A car struck the side of a building early Saturday morning in Hammond after the driver suffered a medical incident."

2018-05-19 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' in SUV, SUV stops, motorcycle slams into SUV, in Georgetown (Tennessee), 2 injured:

Quote: "According to Matt Lea with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, 'the Jeep came to an abrupt stop while going north due to a medical emergency with the passenger.'"

2018-05-19 - Helicopter crashes into field just north of Stoneburg (Texas), 4 injured:

2018-05-19 - Freight train derails, cars plunge into the ocean, in coastal Changamwe (Kenya):

Quote: "A train carrying fuel derailed in Changamwe, Mombasa on Saturday night, police said. The train belong to Kenya Railways was carrying 250,000 litres of super petrol when it rolled at 11.35pm, police said in a statement. Seven wagons of the train are said to be submerged in the ocean."

2018-05-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes over embankment, on I-81 in Smyth County (Virginia):

2018-05-19 - Box truck veers off road before 6 AM, hits tree, on Highway 1 in coastal Salt Point State Park (California), 1 killed:

2018-05-19 - SUV crashes just before 2 AM, firefighters respond, another SUV hits them, in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 killed, several injured:

2018-05-19 - SUV veers off road, hits pole, in Rockville (Maryland), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2018-05-19 - SUV crashes through median and overturns in Fresno (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-05-19 - SUV overturns on the West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike near Bedford (Virginia), 8 injured:

2018-05-19 - SUV veers off road and overturns, on US 65 in Jefferson County (Arkansas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-05-19 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits pickup truck, in Knoxville (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators said they believe a medical condition could have caused Ayers to go off the road."

2018-05-19 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, in Waycross (Georgia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities said he may have suffered a medical episode that caused him to be unable to control the pickup or prevent the crash."

2018-05-19 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into embankment, in Searcy County (Arkansas), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-05-19 - Car veers off road at 5:44 AM, hits tree, in Ninety Six (South Carolina), near the Saluda River, 1 killed:

2018-05-19 - Car veers off road at 5:44 AM, hits tree, in Montgomery (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2018-05-19 - Car veers off road, overturns into ditch, on I-180 in Loyalsock Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-05-19 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in East Bridgewater (Massachusetts), 4 killed, 1 injured:

2018-05-19 - Car crashes at 3:30 AM, bursts into flame, in South Orange (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2018-05-19 - Mountain lion attacks and kills one man, injures another, near North Bend (Washington):

Quote: "A man is dead and another was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Saturday afternoon after a highly unusual fatal mountain lion attack near North Bend east of Seattle in the Cascades. according to the King County Sheriff's Office."

Quote: "'It’s extremely rare. In fact, this would be the second fatality of a cougar in Washington State in 100 years,' said Myers."

2018-05-19 - Pack of dogs attacks and kills 8-year-old girl in Sitapur (India):

2018-05-19 - Man falls into the Mississippi River and disappears at sailing club in Davenport (Iowa):

2018-05-19 - Woman, 25, falls off barge and disappears into Lake Travis (Texas):

2018-05-19 - Man collapses on Weelsby Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Weelsby Road, Grimsby. Sat 19 May 2018 16:07 (No:09674) Adult male collapsed in street. Fire Service administered oxygen therapy until attendance of paramedics. Casualty conveyed to hospital by Ambulance Service."

2018-05-19 - This woman fundamentally changed climate science, and you’ve probably never heard of her:

2018-05-19 - Earth just experienced its third-hottest April on record:

2018-05-19 - Heatwave bakes Pakistan again:

2018-05-19 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people as fierce storm rips across the island of Sri Lanka:

2018-05-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Afghanistan, 17 killed, 23 injured:

2018-05-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Akita Prefecture (Japan):

2018-05-19 - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married at Windsor Castle (Britain):


  1. Things are really getting dicey. The weather is out of whack, people are stressed and exhibiting behaviors associated with mental illness and psychosis, the food chain is vanishing slowly, die-offs of marine and avian species is increasing, and both war and economic collapse loom large.

    Thanks for another great report, Jonny.

    The market is doing something most investors have never seen in their lifetime — and could be foreshadowing the next crash—-and-could-be-foreshadowing-the-next-crash/ar-AAxxoYG

    [~ 3 min. video "explanation" and text]

    5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, USGS says; it's felt in Mexico City

    NATO weapons discovered by Russian military in territories liberated from Syrian terrorists

    Syrian military seizes large amount of weapons and medical equipment in southern Damascus

    The Syrian military has already uncovered another cache of equipment that was located near this large warehouse; this cache was mostly medical equipment and telecommunication devices.[more]

    Two attacked by cougar identified; wildlife officials say predator was ‘emaciated’

    [they killed it, of course . ..]

    Capt. Alan Myers, of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife police, said the brain of the 100-pound cat will be tested to determine why it attacked the cyclists, the first fatal encounter between a human and a cougar in the state in nearly a century. [more; oh bullshit - it was fucking HUNGRY!]

    Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why

    Over the 400 years or so that humans have been measuring Earth's magnetic field, it has drifted inexorably to the west. Now, a new hypothesis suggests that weird waves in Earth's outer core may cause this drift.

    The slow waves, called Rossby waves, arise in rotating fluids. They're also known as "planetary waves," and they're found in many large, rotating bodies, including on Earth in the oceans and atmosphere and on Jupiter and the sun. [more]

    The 'Great Filter': Are we humans about to go extinct by our own hand?

    [yes, due to loss of habitat - that they don't cover here]

    [more below]

  2. Storage capacity of radioactive water at Fukushima power plant nears limit

    The number of storage tanks for contaminated water and other materials has continuously increased at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan, and space for still more tanks is approaching the limit.
    Behind this is the fact that a way to get rid of treated water, or tritium water, has not been decided yet. The government and TEPCO will have to make a tough decision on disposal of tritium water down the road. [more]

    The first lava flows from Kilauea reaching Pacific

    [~ 1.5 min. video; new word: laze - volcanic haze]

    Trump’s latest outrageous appointee: A judge who wants to shut down the EPA

    Andrew Oldham has argued that regulating pollution is illegitimate. But he’s fine with taking away human rights [more]

    Monday, 21 May 2018
    from Iran: Mr. Trump, you have been served

    Top officials, including former CIA officers, Pentagon officials, US Army officers and former diplomats demand explanation of Israeli actions

    MEGA EARTHQUAKE forecast THIS WEEK - 15 Volcanos ERUPT Hawaii + EQ @ St. Helens, Yellowstone, Ranier

    [~ 24 min. dutchsinse update]

    Lava Injuries, USGS Admits Kilauea Able to have MASSIVE Eruption, Hwy 137 Closed

    [lots of videos and text]

    Warmer-than-usual weather in NZ as we head towards an el-Nino

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.20.18 Earth Shatters Climate Record, Sending Planet Toward 'Worst Case Scenario'

    [~ 20 min. video]

    Severe storm strikes Sri Lanka, leaving 3 people dead and over 8 000 affected

    Severe storms that hit Sri Lanka on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018, left at least three people dead and over 8 000 affected. Weather authorities warned residents the country is facing its annual southwest monsoon and that more rains are expected in several districts across the country in the days ahead. [more]

    Washington’s Glacier Peak volcano is among the most dangerous but remains the least-monitored and the least-studied in the Cascade range

    Washington’s hidden Glacier Peak volcano is among the most dangerous. The volcanic peak is ranked by volcanologists among the country’s highest-threat volcanoes and has unleased eruptions five times bigger than Mount St. Helens’ stupendous blast 38 years ago this month. But the volcano in Snohomish County remains the least-monitored and the least-studied in the Cascade range. [more]

  3. News Links, May 21, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    The Long Death of America's Middle Class

    Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S

    Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

    'Fake Growth' - Satellite Data Exposes China, Russia's Massive GDP Distortions
    No surprise here. Virtually all governments likely manipulate their data (GDP, unemployment rates, etc.). -- RF

    Federal Reserve Nominee Wants To Take Your Cash And Track How You Spend
    Goodfriend's monetary views should be terrifying to anyone who values individual liberty and limited government.

    The U.S. Army Is Turning to Robot Soldiers

    The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony

    Air Force secretary: China, Russia could shoot down new JSTARS on day one of a war

    Report: After failed Afghanistan assault, Taliban promise to target only US forces from now on

    The US is Meddling in Venezuelan Election

    Russian Supersonic Bombers Head To Arctic Borders, 500 Miles From Alaska

    The Shale Oil Ponzi Scheme Explained: How Lousy Shale Economics Will Pull Down The U.S. Economy

    The Myth Of An Imminent Energy Transition

    Norwegian Gas Exporter Warns Europe May Be on Verge of Blackouts
    Europe is facing power generation capacity shortages and may even risk blackouts without additional use of natural gas, one of the continent's biggest producers of the fuel said.

    Gazprom's Gas Pipeline To China 83% Completed

    Big Battery Boom Hits Another Roadblock: Fire-Fearing Cities

    Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world's first decarbonised society
    Costa Rica also begins its return to a much simpler, de-industrialized lifestyle. Many people are going to be unpleasantly surprised when they realize that renewables don't pack the punch of fossil fuels. Not that I am promoting fossil fuels; it's just a heads-up. -- RF

    Russian Gas 'Will Remain Cheaper in the Long Run' Than US' LNG - German Media

    Why Agriculture and Forestry Are Dead or Obsolete the Way They Are Practiced Nowadays

    Sustainability Boils Down to Scale

    Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts poses 'credible' threat to wildlife, report finds
    Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a 'credible' threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm.

    Americans distrusting Big Pharma seek traditional Chinese cures

    Death of the Birds and the Bees Across America

    Deaths from fungal infections exceeding malaria, say researchers in new drug resistance warning

    Facebook Announces Partnership with Think Tank Connected to NATO, Military Industrial Complex

    Haspel Could Be Subject to Arrest Abroad Under Universal Jurisdiction (interview with Francis Boyle)

    [once touted as a great mind/thinker] Steven Pinker's Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why.
    [turns out he's just another shill for industrial civilization]

    Social media was supposed to 'bring the world closer together.' Instead it's making us pettier

    Life Without Medical Care: How the Public Health System Collapsed in Venezuela

    Empty stomachs drive Venezuela soldiers to desert in droves
    No matter what country you live in, don't laugh. Venezuela is a prelude to what will happen globally. -- RF

    Stagnant wages + soaring cost of living + massive cuts to services = collapsing US birth-rate

    Increasing the National Debt By $6 Trillion in One Committee Meeting

    An Empire of Nothing at All? The U.S. Military Takes Us Through the Gates of Hell

    Credit Card Delinquencies Spike Past Financial-Crisis Peak at Smaller US Banks

    This Illinois Town Is on the Brink of Bankruptcy. How Many Will Follow?

    Arizona Preparing For Post-Earthquake Inflow Of 400,000 Californians

  4. Huge sinkhole swallows 3 cars at construction site in east China

    Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupts for the 2nd time in 2 weeks

    Dog bites affect over 2.7 million people in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

    While the killing of more than a dozen children by feral dogs in Sitapur in back-to-back incidents has only brought the problem to the fore in its worst form, on an average, not less than 100 people are bitten by dogs in each district every day, as per a rough estimate. [more]

    [this one is big, Jonny]
    'Loud boom', gaping hole and smell of smoke leaves Nebraska family puzzled

    Benes said the initial thinking is that a lightning strike might have been the culprit but that's still just speculation. The mystery still looms. [more]

    Floods and heavy rain affect 5,000 in Guatemala

    Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world

    [most of the information comes from a SOTT comment within]

    Heavy rains, landslides kill 5 in Sri Lanka, while Cyclone Sagar kills 15 in Somaliland

    Meanwhile at least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend. [more]

    Kilauea volcano growing more hazardous - spewing lava causes first major injury

    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island that is oozing and spewing lava and exploding with ash and gas has become more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury.

    That sent hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air, a process that can lead to lung damage and eye and skin irritation, another danger for residents as the plume can shift with the wind, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency said. [more]

    [many islanders will discover, too late, that they've been breathing toxic-particulate filled air]

    [continued below]

  5. Dead humpback whale found at Ocean Shores, Washington

    A dead humpback whale washed ashore Sunday morning at Ocean Shores.

    Calambokidis described the whale as 28 and a half feet long and estimated that it was 1 to 2 years old. [more]

    Flash flood strikes again in Ankara, Turkey - 2nd such event in 2 weeks

    Lightning strikes have killed at least 50 people and 52 cattle across Cambodia so far in 2018

    4 new sinkholes open up at The Villages in Florida sparking fears of being the next people swallowed up alive by a deadly crater

    Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community, The Villages, in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole. The new sinkholes opened up Monday in The Villages following a week of nonstop rain in central Florida. [more]

    Merapi and Sinabung volcanoes erupt in Indonesia

    Mount Merapi volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spewed ash more than 1 kilometre into the air on Monday. The eruption lasted for six minutes but there was no order for local residents to evacuate as no lava was ejected. The alert level for the volcano remained normal. A day before, Mount Sinabung volcano spewed ash into the air and lightning from its crater in Karo, Indonesia.

    Before-and-after satellite images of Kilauea volcanic eruption in Hawaii

    Eruptive fissures from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano have been spreading lava through parts of Leilani Estates near Pahoa since the start of May. The lava has destroyed homes, charred trees and taken out roads in the community. New satellite images provided to the Associated Press by DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, show how the lava has affected the community as of Monday in comparison to satellite images from nearly a year ago.
    [more; hey, 'at's a nice development ya got he' - be a shame if somet'ing were to happen to it . ..(paraphrase of Uncle Louie's favorite line to convince people they need his "protection")]

  6. A One Way Trip To The Sun

    What Trumptopia represents more than anything is abdication of responsibility - towards the economy, the environment, the future. They may not care at this particular instant in time, but they surely will

    The fact that so few people care about fiscal responsibility is a testament to the power of tax cuts and self-interest. The epitaph for the U.S. empire will read that it was a failed experiment in self-interest taken to its logical dead-end. And then on to level '11' under Forrest Trump.

    Of course, outside of Fantasyland, there is no such thing as free money. So whereas most financial bloggers seem to always think that the day of reckoning is at some indeterminate point in the distance - the days of reckoning are already at hand. It's just that the pain so far has only been felt at the low end of the income scale and in Emerging Markets. [more]

    100% Pure Ponzi. Accept No Substitutes.

    This final melt-up boom phase has forced Wall Street back in to the casino, due to a massive short squeeze attended by rampant lying. With consumption, investment, casino margin, and fiscal stimulus all ginned up simultaneously, Wall Street's forward profit estimates exhibit the odds of a Powerball ticket...[more]

    In soaring heat, farmers are paying the price

    Pakistan’s farmers are struggling to bring in a harvest as the country’s weather patterns change as a result of climate change. Warm spring weather, now coming as early as March, has led to fruit trees flowering before bees arrive to pollinate them, for instance, or fruit and vegetables ripening at unusual times. [more]

    A Warming Climate May Produce More Drug-Resistant Infections

    Hotter temperatures can lead to increased growth and genetic mutations

    A study appearing today in Nature Climate Change from researchers at the University of Toronto (U.T.) and Children’s Hospital Boston links the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria to a hotter climate. [more]

    Bitcoin mining consumes as much energy as the country of Ireland

    In addition to being insufferable, Bitcoin is also absolutely terrible for the environment. According to a letter published today in the energy journal Joule by financial economist and blockchain specialist Alex de Vries, the Bitcoin network is consuming roughly 2.55 gigawatts annually, at the absolute minimum. To put that in context, that’s nearly the same amount of energy consumed by the entirety of Ireland. That’s just the conservative current estimate; De Vries predicts that by December, the Bitcoin network could be using almost triple that.

  7. Not a lot of info on this story, but it sounds like a possible JJFH related event. Man in his 20s crashes his car and dies after 3 A.M.