Sunday, June 3, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-02

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

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame and kills person at 6:15 AM on I-15 near Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "At about 1 p.m., Metro homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said that evidence at the scene revealed that 'there is no foul play suspected whatsoever.'"

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame and critically burns person on street in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-06-02 - Boy, 7, topples into fire pit and is seriously burned at resort in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):

2018-06-02 - Steel recycling business hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-06-02 - Chemical plant damaged by fire in Hollister (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Volcano Kilauea update in Hawaii - at least 80 homes destroyed so far, cracks opening at summit:

2018-06-02 - Mount Merapi explodes in biggest eruption this year in Indonesia, red alert issued with flight warnings:

2018-06-02 - Across the US, toxic algal blooms threaten lakes and other waterways, with alarming rise from 3 blooms in 2010 to 169 blooms in 2017:

2018-06-02 - Skin cancer rates rising in Massachusetts:

2018-06-02 - Six boats and large barn destroyed by fire in coastal Dennis (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A towering blaze reduced a large barnlike boat storage building on Upper County Road to a charred shell late Saturday afternoon. The fire destroyed six boats and shot flames and smoke above the surrounding treeline, said Dennis Fire Chief Mark Dellner."

2018-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame on Cayuga Lake near Ithaca (New York):

2018-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame on Kentucky Lake (Kentucky), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 474th, 475th, 476th, 477th, 478th, 479th, 480th and 481st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-02 - Train bursts into flame in Guymon (Oklahoma):

2018-06-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Western Freeway near Melton (Australia):

2018-06-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Whaddon Way in Bletchley (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 2 June, 3.42pm Bus on fire, Whaddon Way, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Bletchley and one from Broughton attended. Firefighters used two main jets, one hose reel, two dry powder extinguishers and a thermal imaging camera. No-one was injured. About 20 lites of diesel entered the roadside drainage system."

2018-06-02 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Mérida (Mexico):

Note: These are the 336th, 337th and 338th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-06-02 - Car-hauler and two tractor trailers go up in flames at truck stop in Jackson (Mississippi):

Note: This is the 41st car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-44 near St. Clair (Missouri):

2018-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 11 near Gravenhurst (Canada):

Note: These are the 1095th, 1096th, 1097th, 1098th, 1099th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-02 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the Spaulding Turnpike in coastal Dover (New Hampshire):

2018-06-02 - SUV bursts into flame at auto shop in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2018-06-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at bank in Albany (Georgia):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Sam's Club in Palm Desert (California):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the Hutchinson River Parkway near New Rochelle (New York):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near Livingston (Montana):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame at Woodlands Shopping Centre in Woodlands (Australia):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the Southern Motorway in Greenlane (New Zealand):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Dromore (Ireland):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Prince Andrew Way in Ascot (Britain):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near South Mimms (Britain):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on Sankey Way near Warrington (Britain):

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on London Road in Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 2 June, 12.10pm Small fire in engine compartment of car, London Road, Beaconsfield. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Bradville, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 2 June, 10.20am Car fire, junction of Kingsfold and Saxon Street, Bradville, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Buckingham attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on Scalby Road in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Scalby Road, Scarborough: time – 14.47 Scarborough attended a car fire on Scalby road. The crew used 2 hose reels to extinguish the fire and small tools to inspect. Crews also assisted with scene safety."

2018-06-02 - RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked in Clifton (Colorado):

2018-06-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 11:15 PM while parked at home in La Verkin (Utah):

2018-06-02 - Vehicles and shed destroyed by fire at home in Covington County (Mississippi):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived, they found flames billowing from a shed that contained vehicles, flammables, and weapons."

2018-06-02 - Golf cart, minivan and mobile home destroyed by fire just before 2:45 AM at campground in Merrimac (Wisconsin):

2018-06-02 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Mount Hope (New York), 28 harness-racing horses killed:

2018-06-02 - Barn destroyed by fire on Pontefract Road in Featherstone (Britain):

2018-06-02 - Wildfire grows to 27,000 acres in Ute Park (New Mexico), governor urges citizens of Cimarron to GTFO:

2018-06-02 - Wildfire grows to 1900+ acres and sends people fleeing near Durango (Colorado):

Quote: "Authorities in La Plata County, CO, have declared a state of local disaster because of a wildfire that's growing fast."

2018-06-02 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations in coastal Laguna Beach (California):

2018-06-02 - Bosque fire breaks out along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-06-02 - Shed, trees and debris go up in flames and cause power outage in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-06-02 - Construction site goes up in flames on Reem Island in coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):

2018-06-02 - Industrial area heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-06-02 - Leather factory heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-06-02 - Home damaged by fire in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-06-02 - Home damaged by basement fire in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2018-06-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Sandy Cove Road in coastal Ocean View (Delaware):

2018-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Rockledge (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before 1 AM in Albany (Oregon), 1 injured:

2018-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire just after 3 AM in Bennington (Nebraska):

2018-06-02 - Around 60 homes destroyed by fire in Thar (Pakistan):

2018-06-02 - Multi-family home damaged by fire on Amherst Street in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2018-06-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Dover (New Hampshire), car fire and medical call at the same time too:

Quote: "First responders were kept busy Saturday afternoon with two fires and an emergency medical aid call, almost all at the same time."

2018-06-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-02 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Kihei (Hawaii):

2018-06-02 - Hotel damaged by fire on Ashworth Avenue in coastal Hampton (New Hampshire):

2018-06-02 - Vacant building burns in Chatham area in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-06-02 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-06-02 - Vacant home burns just before 6 AM in Terre Haute (Indiana):

2018-06-02 - Vacant home burns at 1:30 AM in Decatur (Illinois):

2018-06-02 - Vacant furniture store destroyed by fire in Northborough (Massachusetts):

2018-06-02 - Humpback whale washes up dead near Port Lincoln (Australia):

2018-06-02 - Healthy dog dies on flight from Phoenix to Newark (New Jersey):

2018-06-02 - Man, 65, has 'medical issue' and dies in the water at boat ramp on Ross R. Barnett Reservoir in Brandon (Mississippi):

Quote: "Witnesses say the man was backing his trailer in the water to load his boat when he appeared to have some type of medical issue."

2018-06-02 - Boy, 8, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Richmond (Texas):

2018-06-02 - Woman, 65, found dead in dumpster at Family Dollar in Tyler (Texas):

2018-06-02 - Man, 22, falls off jet ski and dies in High Rock Lake (North Carolina):

2018-06-02 - Man, 42, found dead in Laurel River Lake in Whitley County (Kentucky):

2018-06-02 - Woman, 31, found dead in the Cumberland River in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-06-02 - Man, late 50s, found dead in the Duck River near Shelbyville (Tennessee):

2018-06-02 - Man, 21, found dead in Lake Lanier at Lanier Park in Buford (Georgia):

2018-06-02 - Man, 31, found dead in Pawnee Lake (Nebraska):

2018-06-02 - Man found dead in canal in Miramar (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Man found dead near Waters Avenue in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Man, 28, found dead near grocery store in coastal Town 'n' Country (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Woman found dead near bleachers at high school in Plainville (Connecticut):

2018-06-02 - Woman, 23, found dead near Northeast 3rd Street and Railroad Avenue in Paoli (Indiana):

2018-06-02 - Man, trucker, slumps over dead in big rig at Metrolink station in Carsonville (Missouri):

2018-06-02 - Man found dead in fountain in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-06-02 - Person found dead in the Savannah River in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-06-02 - Woman, 38, found dead in ditch in Lostcreek Township (Ohio):

2018-06-02 - Man, 22, found dead in Soulanges Canal in Pointe-des-Cascades (Canada):

2018-06-02 - Man, 24, found dead in Kelowna (Canada):

2018-06-02 - Passenger plane crew member sickens, plane makes emergency landing in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "A JetBlue flight from Boston to Seattle was diverted to Spokane Saturday morning after a member of the flight crew fell ill during the flight."

2018-06-02 - Crane operator has 'medical emergency' at 1 AM, chest pains, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Construction workers building a skyscraper on Greenwich St. near Cedar St. called 911 at about 1 a.m., reporting that their crane operator, who was working outside on the 36th floor, had a medical emergency, authorities said."

2018-06-02 - Iranian military jet crashes in Isfahan Province (Iran), pilots eject:

2018-06-02 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Amagansett (New York), 2 killed, 2 missing:;-2-bodies-recovered/3553375/

2018-06-02 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), landing gear problem:

2018-06-02 - Float plane crash-lands near Dora Bay on coastal Prince of Wales Island (Alaska), 2 injured:

2018-06-02 - Small plane makes emergency landing on highway near Sunderland (Canada), engine failure:

2018-06-02 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near Jevargi (India), 4 killed, 12 injured:

2018-06-02 - Passenger bus and van collide head-on in Sirajganj (Bangladesh), 4 killed, 19 injured:

2018-06-02 - Tanker truck overturns on road in coastal Bagerhat (Bangladesh), 2 injured:

2018-06-02 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 in Harford County (Maryland):

2018-06-02 - Heavy truck's brakes fail, truck crashes into bus, near Tepetlaoxtoc (Mexico), 10 killed:

2018-06-02 - Van crashes into field, bursts into flame, near Blandford (Britain), 1 killed:

2018-06-02 - Minivan crashes into Wolf Creek in Dayton (Ohio), 1 lightly injured:

2018-06-02 - SUV veers off road, crashes into building, bursts into flame, in Orlando (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-06-02 - SUV overturns on Roberta Road in Harrisburg (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-06-02 - SUV veers off road and overturns on I-25 near Fountain (Colorado), 1 killed:

2018-06-02 - SUV veers off road at 11 PM, hits pole, near Sedro-Woolley (Washington), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2018-06-02 - Car crashes off bridge on I-40 in Forrest City (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2018-06-02 - Car overturns into casino parking lot at 6:15 AM in Coachella (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-02 - Car overturns on I-91 in Deerfield (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-06-02 - Elephant attacks and kills man in Odisha (India):

2018-06-02 - Ten-kilometer-long crack in the earth opens in the Great Rift Valley (Kenya):

2018-06-02 - Huge sinkhole opens in Crawfordville (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Large sinkhole opens at country club in Clermont (Florida):

2018-06-02 - Sinkhole wipes out section of road in York County (South Carolina):

2018-06-02 - Girl pulled unconscious from swimming pool at apartments in Edina (Minnesota):

2018-06-02 - Woman has 'medical incident' at co-op in coastal Gillingham (Britain):

Quote: "Officers remained on the scene of a 'medical incident' in Gillingham for nearly two hours last night (June 2). Police were called to the Co-op in Canterbury Street just before 7.30pm after it was reported a woman had fallen ill."

2018-06-02 - Why sea level rise may be the greatest threat to civilization:

Note: Well, I agree it's a threat, but in my view the changes to the atmosphere are a far greater threat. You can move to higher ground to avoid the ocean. Where are you going to go when the atmosphere is too poisoned, too flammable and/or too low in oxygen to survive? Already you could burst into flame and burn to death or fall over dead tomorrow, regardless of where you are. That seems like a much worse threat than sea level rise, at least to me. We might all be dead before sea level rise causes too many (more) problems...

2018-06-02 - Temperatures becoming increasingly intolerable in Pakistan:

Quote: "Temperatures we used to record in June and July are now being recorded in March..."

2018-06-02 - Hurricane Season 2018 - experts warn of super storms, call for new category 6:

2018-06-02 - Crazy May - warm and sunshine records smashed in the UK, Western Europe and Scandinavia, while the Mediterranean was cool and wet:

2018-06-02 - Hailstorm pounds Roundup (Montana):

2018-06-02 - Another deadly dust storm hits Uttar Pradesh (India), 17 killed:

2018-06-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Scotland and Ireland:

2018-06-02 - Meteor explodes over South Africa:

2018-06-02 - Climate change made zombie ants even more cunning:

Note: Really interesting story. How does a FUNGUS make such intelligent decisions?

2018-06-02 - Lightning strike kills 13 goats in Ganjam, Odisha (India):

2018-06-02 - Around 100 million working age Americans do not have a job right now:


  1. [Relayed from Tom - commenting prob still not resolved.]

    Cracked windshield forces American Airlines emergency landing

    A hail storm cracked the windshield of an American Airlines [Airbus] jetliner headed to Phoenix and forced it to divert to El Paso, Texas, Sunday night, officials said.

    Flight 1897 from San Antonio, Texas, to Phoenix diverted "due to damage sustained by weather in flight," the airline said in a statement, but gave few other details other than the plane sustained damage to "its nose and windshield" from hail.

    None of the 130 passengers and crew of five was injured and the plane was able to taxi normally to the gate, the statement said. [more]

    Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes Kilauea summit

    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the Kilauea summit Sunday, resulting in an ash plume that reached up to 8,000 feet, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

    The earthquake happened at approximately 3:51 p.m. local, according to the US Geological Survey. It did not cause a tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    But the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said that fallout will affect the volcano and Pahala areas, and cautioned about the possibility of aftershocks. [more]

    Three people trapped by lava airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano

    Three people were airlifted to safety on Sunday morning as lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano threatened an isolated area where they had become trapped, the National Guard said. [more]

    Search Suspended in Plane Crash That Killed ‘Contractor to the Stars’‘contractor-to-the-stars’/ar-AAybNsd

    The United States Coast Guard said on Sunday that it had suspended its search for the remaining two people missing in the crash of a small plane off Long Island that was carrying the prominent builder, Ben Krupinski, his wife, Bonnie, their grandson and the pilot. [more]

    [from the Legal desk, this morning]
    Exploding hoverboard shows how hard it is to beat Amazon in court

    A judge in Tennessee this week ruled that Amazon (AMZN) isn't liable for damages caused by a hoverboard that spontaneously exploded and burned down a family's house, even though they bought it on Amazon's website. The plaintiff claimed that Amazon didn't properly warn her about the dangers they knew existed with the product, but the judge didn't agree. [more]

    Five dead, nearly 200 sick in E. coli outbreak from lettuce. And investigators are stumped.

    [lettuce alone!]

    Although investigators have determined that the E. coli came from contaminated romaine lettuce grown in Arizona's Yuma region near the border with Southern California, the Food and Drug Administration has not been able to link the outbreak to one farm, processor or distributor, according to Scott Gottlieb, the agency's commissioner, and Stephen Ostroff, the deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, in an update Thursday.

    With the tainted vegetables now off the shelves and the growing season over, the FDA may never crack the case, frustrating consumer advocates who have called on the agency to issue rules that would speed up future investigations of food-borne illnesses, The Washington Post's Caitlin Dewey reported. [more]

  2. Wildfires force thousands to evacuate

    Massive wildfires in California, Colorado and New Mexico have torched thousands of acres and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes.

    By Sunday, the Ute Park Fire in New Mexico had grown to more than 31,000 acres, according to the US Forest Service spokeswoman Judith Dyess.

    A blaze known as the 416 Fire in Colorado's La Plata County had grown to 2,250 acres and was 10% contained on Sunday, according to authorities.

    A vegetation fire in Laguna Beach, California, about 50 miles south of Los Angeles, has torched about 250 acres. More than 400 firefighters are fighting the blaze, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. There was 0% containment as of Saturday night. [more]

    [from our Flying the Friendly Skies segment]
    Dog found dead in carrier during Delta layover near Detroit

    Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.
    The Pomeranian, called Alejandro, was found dead Wednesday morning in its carrier in a cargo facility at the airport, southwest of Detroit in Romulus.

    "When he landed here in Michigan, he was alive at 6:30 a.m., and then at 8:20, he wasn't moving and it just doesn't make any sense to me," owner Michael Dellagrazie told WDIV-TV. "We lost a family member. That's exactly what happened, and somebody has to be responsible for it. He was in their care and they didn't take care of him." [more]

    [our Fun With Guns desk has these two stories this morning]

    Officer wounds self during pursuit near San Diego marathon

    A San Diego police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who pointed a weapon at officers and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure near the finish line of an annual marathon, authorities said.

    Officers fired at the woman but missed after she brandished the weapon at the parking facility at the edge of a downtown plaza shared by City Hall, police Chief David Nisleit told reporters. [more]

    Off-Duty FBI Agent Loses Gun While Pulling Off Backflip At Denver Bar, Picks It Up, Shoots Patron

    An off-duty FBI agent allegedly [and apparently accidently] discharged his firearm in a crowded Denver bar early Saturday, shortly after losing the weapon while crushing a solo routine on the dance floor. [more]

    Earth’s Crust In Turmoil – All-Time Record 500 Earthquakes Hit The Big Island As Rivers Of Lava Pour Out Of Volcanoes In Hawaii And Guatemala

    What is causing our planet to shake so violently all of a sudden? Rivers of lava have been pouring out of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii for weeks, a massive eruption of Mount Merapi just a few days ago shot volcanic ash 38,000 feet into the air, and now rivers of lava are pouring out of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano. Overall, Volcano Discovery is reporting that a total of 34 volcanoes around the world are erupting right now. [more]

  3. Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, killing 25 and injuring hundreds

    At least 25 people, including three children, have been killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said.

    Fuego volcano, whose name means "fire" in English, spewed an 8km (five-mile) stream of lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions.

    It is the second time the volcano has erupted this year, setting off loud explosions and spewing ash into the sky. Soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. [more]

    BrambleBee: The robot that could help pollinate crops if we kill all the bees

    Forty percent of wild insect pollinators, including bumblebees and species like the Hawaiian yellow-faced bee, are at risk of extinction. Robotic pollinators, at least in theory, could help provide some of the same services. [more; won't work]

    Strange skies: Red Sprites in Oklahoma, aurora Steve in Canada, iridescent clouds in Illinois and noctilucent clouds in Denmark

    Oklahoma is the epicenter of a region that we call "Sprite Alley," a corridor stretching across the US Great Plains where intense thunderstorms produce lots of upward directed lightning--a.k.a. "sprites." [more]

    Shocking images show pilot whale died with over 80 trash bags in its stomach

    A whale in Thailand died after ingesting over 80 plastic bags. An autopsy on the pilot whale, which was found in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla, revealed that its gut was packed to capacity with trash bags. [more]

    Lightning bolt kills 3, injures 2 in Malayer, Iran

    Global warming hits poorest nations hardest – “The richest countries that produced the most emissions are the least affected by heat”


    Poverty is rising faster in U.S. suburbs than in cities – Between 2000 and 2016, earnings declined in all types of communities

    Graph of the Day: Carbon emissions projected in 1992 compared with observed emissions

    Today, CO2 is only ~5 ppm below what IS92a predicted. [more]

    Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA? “Efforts to silence science are more significant, more ambitious, and more overt than those undertaken by Pruitt’s predecessors”

    Monday, 4 June 2018
    Epic onine vigil in support of Julian Assange

    #Unity4J Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange

    Trump's trade war

    Goldman: If Trump Wants To Win A Trade War, The Market Has To Crash

  4. Art Berman: Think Oil Is Getting Expensive? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet.

    After issuing clear warnings on this program that sub-$50 oil prices were going to be short-lived, oil expert and geological consultant Art Berman returns to the podcast this week to explain why today's $70 oil prices will go higher -- likely much higher -- and start materially contricting world economic growth.

    Art explains how the current glut of oil created by the US shale boom -- along with high crude output by both OPEC and non-OPEC producers -- is a temporary anomaly. Fundamentally, we are not finding nearly as much oil as we need to continue the trajectory of the global demand curve. And at the same time, we're extracting our reserves at a faster rate than ever.

    We're in deep trouble. [more; understatement of the year]

    Catastrophic drop in the numbers of seabirds in the Shetland Islands

    Eerie silence falls on Shetland cliffs that once echoed to seabirds’ cries
    Climate change has caused a catastrophic drop in the numbers of terns, kittiwakes and puffins

    The latest on the coup

    FBI Spying On Trump Started In London, Earlier Than Thought, New Texts Implicate Obama White House

    A new report from John Solomon of The Hill ties together several loose threads floating around over the genesis of the FBI/DOJ espionage operation against the Trump campaign, who was involved in the "setup" of campaign aides, and how text messages between FBI employees suggest that the Obama White House was not only aware of the operation - but possibly directing it. [more]

    The Modern Civil War Is Being Fought Without Guns... So Far!

    Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government. [more]

    Torrential rain and floods in New Zealand over holiday weekend

    'It was so scary' - woman airlifted from rooftop after flash flood
    A woman who climbed onto her roof after her house flooded says logs and water were smashing through the windows.

    [video and text]

    Torrential rain slammed Tolaga Bay north of Gisborne overnight and the woman, her partner and their four-year-old grand-daughter had to be airlifted off their house this morning.

    the water inside was shoulder height and they could not open their doors because of debris build up. [more]

    Lava Evaporates Entire Lake in Hawaii

    [~ 54 min. video update; see also embedded story below]
    Hawaii Volcano Update: Scientists Baffled Over Mysterious Cracks In Kilauea Crater

    Inteview with Guy McPherson - 05/31/2018

    Methane Unveiled: Q&A on Abrupt Climate Change with Dr. Guy McPherson (May 31, 2018)

    [~ 75 min. video]

    Conspiracy theory posits Rothschild plot behind the Kilauea eruption

    Needless to say, I am more than dubious about this. [more; videos and follow-up article]

    In a massive drill NATO prepares for the largest drills ever on Russia’s door step

    NATO Forces "Drill" Rolling Across Europe Towards Russia's Border

    "Heat kills more people than floods hurricanes earthquakes and lightning combined." Warning as Phoenix temps hit 110 deg F (43 deg C)

    [more below]

  5. For those of you new to this site, Jonny graciously allows me to post "other stories of interest" from the following author, SOME of whose story titles I list here to give us an overview of the trajectory we're on (ie. it's getting worse by the day). You can go to the link and get access to the original stories, if interested in anything in particular listed here, and many more. Enjoy(?)

    News Links, June 4, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    De-Dollarization Escalates: "African Economy Needs More Usage Of Chinese Yuan"

    US isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation

    Deutsche Bank CoCo Bonds Plunge, Shares Hit Record Low, after US Entity Makes FDIC's "Problem Bank List"

    S&P Downgrades Deutsche Bank To BBB+

    India's GDP growth slows down to pre-Narendra Modi days

    The Global Steel Trade that Trump Just Hit with Tariffs?

    Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

    Japan Shows Why — And How — All Fiat Currencies Are Doomed

    Visa Goes Down in the UK, Chaos Ensues, Cash is Suddenly King

    Visa cards affected by major processing outage in Europe

    Cashless society in India: Demonetisation gives way to chaos

    Bitcoin Mining's Electricity Bill: Is It Worth It?

    Airline executives brace for oil price turbulence at Sydney gathering

    Global airlines issue warning over trade tensions

    Despite US Opposition, India To Push Ahead With Russian Defence Deal For Ballistic Missile Shields

    Why India is ignoring US sanctions and sticking with Iran

    Mattis warns of future aggression to Chinese militarization
    U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis warned Saturday there could be an aggressive U.S. response to China's military presence in the South China Sea.

    Trump moves to protect ISIS, al-Qaeda enclave in Syria

    Qatar won't be part of any military action against Iran

    Stunning failures found in Global Train and Equip counter-terrorism programs

    It's official: The U.S. Navy has a new ship killer missile

    US Wants to Deploy THAAD Anti-Missile System in Germany

    Russia has plans for its future nuclear subs, and it involves hypersonic missiles

    The Navy's Brand New Aircraft Carrier Has (Yet Another) Major Problem

    Mattis accuses China of acts of 'intimidation and coersion'
    Unusually, the U.S. defense secretary also mentioned thorny issue of Taiwan in his speech, committing to "working with Taiwan to provide the defense articles and services necessary to maintain sufficient self-defense" for the self-governing island consistent with the obligations set out in the Taiwan Relations Act.

    Russia censures Iran, expects Israel to help restore ties with US

    Iran calls on world to stand up to Trump, save nuclear deal

    Police clear refugees from Paris' biggest illegal camp in migrant crackdown

    German city closes its doors to refugees and migrants

    German far right calls for probe into 2015 migrant crisis

    Denmark Approves Burka Ban

    Italy migrants: Matteo Salvini calls for end to Sicily 'refugee camp'

    Tommy Robinson Protests Continue For Second Week As Thousands Take To The Streets

    The Unbelievable Amount Of Frac Sand Consumed By U.S. Shale Oil Industry

    Models Versus Reality...Exploring the Discrepancies in EIA Data Versus Forecasts

    Saudis May Hike July Oil Prices To Asia To More Than 4-Year-High

    Oil Giants Are Fleeing Iran On Sanction Fears

    Iran Shouldn't Count On OPEC For A Bailout

    Gas supply shortage to blame for closed pumps at Petro-Canada stations in Edmonton: Suncor

    The Rise of the Electric (or Hydrogen Fuel Cell) Semi Truck? Not So Fast.

    Latin American Land Owners Are Fighting to Keep Power Lines Out

    Construction delays make new nuclear power plants costlier than ever

    Abandon ship: oil tanker scrappage to hit multi-year high as earnings sink

    Peak oil in Venezuela: El Furrial oil field

    OPEC And Russia Prepare For Long-Term Control Over Oil Market

    Pests destroy crops in Tanzania, food shortages feared

  6. The Financial Impact of the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Isn't Over

    Lab-grown meat might not be the answer to our protein problem

    7 Ways To Stay Alive in a Post-Collapse Society

    Another antibiotic crisis: fragile supply leads to shortages

    'Sea, ice, snow, it's all changing': Inuit culture struggles with warming world

    Coal lobby fights black-lung tax as disease rates surge

    Death Of American Exceptionalism - China Overtakes America In "Healthy Life Expectancy"

    Toxic Oil and Gas Wastewater Used to Treat Roads Way More Toxic Than Previously Thought – Spills Into Waterways

    Birds, bees and bugs: going going gone

    At least 18 killed as fresh storms hit north India

    Storing car keys inside a metal coffee can thwarts hack attacks

    Your Home is Your...Snitch?

    A trip to the ER with your phone may mean injury lawyer ads for weeks

    Evidence of cell phone eavesdropping devices found near White House, other 'sensitive' DC sites by Homeland Security

    The Council On Foreign Relations Says Domestic Propaganda Is Necessary

    Sinister Choreography of the MH17 Probe to Smear Russia

    The One Question We Should All Be Asking About Establishment Russia Hysteria

    Marine Corps F-35s dogged by parts shortages
    Cost and complexity skyrocket. This is the outcome. -- RF

    Japan Coast Guard reinforces Sea of Japan fleet to ward off North Korean poachers

    Is Oregon Water Safe to Drink? Governor Declares State of Emergency After Discovery of Toxins

    Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an 'Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery'

    The U.S. Economy In Two Words: Asymmetric Gains

    The Status Quo is in trouble if the bottom 95% wake up to the asymmetric gains that are the only possible output of our hyper-financialized economy.

    Update on the Splendid Rental Bubbles & Crashes in the US

    New Jersey Abruptly Freezes Spending As It Nears Financial Disaster

    What's With All the False Alarm Warnings from the Emergency Alert System Lately?

    Trump orders Energy Department to help ailing coal, nuclear plants

    A $523 monthly payment is the new standard for car buyers

    Poll: Half of Americans believe U.S. morals are 'poor'

    America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert

    Now It's Against the Law in California to Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day
    The bottom line is that there are too many people. -- RF

    Construction Breaks Ground On Trump's Border Wall With "Anti-Climbing Plate" In San Diego

  7. Late afternoon edition]

    Disappearing Himalayan butterflies: No recent record of 51 species in Uttarakhand, India

    "Butterflies are a good model for assessment and habitat monitoring studies and effective indicators of forest health as they are widespread, conspicuous, and easily recognizable," Prof Kirti said. "If there are no recent records of 51 butterfly species in Uttarakhand, it means they have most likely gone locally extinct. And this shows that everything is not well with the Himalayan environment." [more]

    Evacuations following storms and floods in Brittany, France - month's rainfall in less than an hour

    Photos and videos on Social Media showed flood water raging through the streets of Morlaix. Stéven Tual, meteorologist for Meteo Bretagne, said that around a month's worth of rain fell in less than an hour. Meteo Bretagne said Morlaix received 52 mm of rain and 70 mm in Monts d'Arrée. [more; numerous pics and 3 videos]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.3.18 Thermodynamic Failure

    [~ 27.5 min. video]

    Flood rescues following heavy rain in Valencia, Albacete and Murcia, Spain

    Mother, son killed by landslide in Papua New Guinea

    Six gold miners buried by landslide after heavy rain in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Homeowners on edge after large sinkhole opens in Atlanta, Georgia

    [seen in our Message from Thor dept.]

    Lightning strikes have killed 65 people and 69 cattle across Cambodia so far this year

    Motorcyclist killed by lightning strike near Thessaloniki, Greece

    Authorities in Greece say a 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed when lightning struck him on a highway.

    Police say the man was found dead 40 kilometers east of the northern city of Thessaloniki with a hole in his helmet, presumably the result of the lightning striking him. [more]

    Possible CAT 3 hurricane beginning to stir - Strange thunderstorm

    [recommend following this ~ 8 min. video, watch the next two by MrMBB333, total ~ 30 min.]

    Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62, expected to rise

    Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies Monday from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or no time to flee to safety.

    Using shovels and backhoes, emergency workers dug through the debris and mud, perilous labor on smoldering terrain still hot enough to melt shoe soles a day after the volcano exploded in a hail of ash, smoke and molten rock.

    Bodies were so thickly coated with ash that they looked like statues, and rescuers were forced to use sledgehammers to break through the roofs of houses buried in debris up to their rooflines to try to see if anyone was trapped inside. [more]

    1. That thunderstorm complex that Mr. MBB333 highlighted woke me up around 3 AM with very loud thunder. But, that is all we got in far south Austin. Not much wind or rain. But north Austin and the suburbs up there experienced damaging winds that were almost hurricane strength in bursts. And near Pflugerville experienced some pferocious storm activity with a rain bomb of 5.5 inches in less than an hour. And to the west northwest of Austin near Spicewood had a rain bomb of just over 6 inches.

      Of course this is now the norm for the end times.

    2. Woohoo, can see comments from Mike D again! Damn, 5.5 inches of rain in an HOUR is insane. Has it been hot down there in Texas? Cuz we've set some record highs for the date this week here in Misery, and it's usually even hotter in Texas than it is here.

    3. So far in Austin our hottest day has been 101, but all last week was 99 and 100 with it still being about 90 at 10 PM and later. Other parts of the State have been even hotter. I have a feeling that we'll be seeing 105 and higher by mid July. On a regular basis....that is.

  8. [NATO exercise starts in Poland and the Baltics

    A massive US-led military exercise involving 18,000 soldiers from 19 nations, primarily NATO members, kicked off along the alliance's eastern border Sunday. [more]

    The Madness Of Crowds aka. The Obvious Collapse

    The Pathology Of Conformity.
    America's universities are breeding grounds for like-minded sociopaths. How C-Student frat boys took over the world...

    What follows is my synopsis of the best-selling book, The Lonely Crowd, with commentary. I think we all see where I'm going with this:

    In a nutshell, Japanification is the recycling of dumbfuck ideas by proven dumbfucks, each time expecting a different result.

  9. Okay, if anyone tried to comment in the last week, and nothing showed up, there is a problem. It's not completely fixed, but the problem should now be entirely on my end, and you should be able to comment again.

  10. One comment that I tried to make last week was on the two car fires in Austin during one day. One was on Hwy 183 while the other was on Research Blvd. At first I thought Jonny made a mistake and reported the same event twice because Hwy 183 and Research Blvd are one and the same. But then I took a closer look and they were indeed two different events and.........get this......they were less than 2 miles from one another!!

    One was on 183 on the overpass above Burnet Rd. The other, listed as Research Blvd, was near Hwy 360. The latter was probably on the frontage road of 183 because I think officially they consider the frontage road to still be Research Blvd for address purposes.

    That's pretty wild to say the least. Two auto fires on the same day so close together.

    1. Yeah, these double incidents aren't coincidences. They've happened numerous times. A couple of examples that come to mind: 1) two boats went up in flames within 3 minutes in separate marinas in Washington DC; and 2) an SUV burst into flame while parked at a home in the wee hours and at the same time the doorbell burst into flame at the home next door. There've been lots of these kinds of events, but those two were so obviously not coincidences and so bizarre that they stuck in my mind. And in each of these double events the ONLY thing that COULD connect them is the atmosphere. Ergo, we've got a problem with the atmosphere.

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    1. Received 5 by 5! Heh, sorry it took so long - that's the downside of not being emailed when people post: I won't know until I check that folder, which I am now trying to do regularly. But at least it works!