Thursday, June 7, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-06

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

2018-06-06 - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing and it was already huge:

2018-06-06 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in North Codorus Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-06 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, junk vehicles burn, in Winterhaven (California):

Quote: "Working quickly, firefighters from the Imperial County Fire Department put out a fire that was burning a junked motor home and several junked vehicles that were stacked nearby together at Shipps Auto Salvage, in the 2200 block of Winterhaven Drive, Wednesday morning."

2018-06-06 - Automotive plant damaged by massive fire in Manchester (Tennessee):

Quote: "'Its a large facility, might have 1,000 or 1,500 people that don't have a job tomorrow,' Miller added. "

2018-06-06 - Around 80,000 tons (!) of tires go up in flames near Cuba (New Mexico):

Quote: "Eighty-thousand tons of tires are burning at a tire storage area near Cuba. The fire is creating an enormous plume of black smoke."

2018-06-06 - Underground electrical fire and explosions cause power outage in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-06-06 - Landfill fire breaks out in Marana (Arizona):

2018-06-06 - Recycling center hit by fire in Blackburn (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame in coastal Poole (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Recycling center hit by fire on Walney Road in Barrow-in-Furness (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Baseball-sized hail pounds area from Carrollton to Coppell (Texas):

2018-06-06 - Mobile home destroyed by explosion and fire in Ernul (North Carolina), nobody there:

Note: This is the 143rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-06-06 - Grain silo explodes and burns near the Rhine River in Strasbourg (France), 4 injured:

2018-06-06 - Commercial block heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal St. George (New York):

2018-06-06 - Townhomes under construction destroyed by massive inferno at 2:18 AM on Fireside Bend in Cochrane (Canada), near the Bow River:

2018-06-06 - Boat, pickup truck, vehicle and garage go up in flames just after 2 AM at home in Lakeville (Minnesota):

Quote: "Firefighters in Lakeville manage to save a house, but couldn’t do much about the garage, and some vehicles that burned early this morning. The homeowner along Hibiscus Avenue called 911 just after 2 a.m., after waking up to a popping noise coming from the garage. Two adults and four kids made it out safely. A vehicle inside the garage was destroyed, and the boat and pickup truck in the driveway were heavily damaged."

2018-06-06 - Boat, car and garage destroyed by fire at home, home heavily damaged, in Plattsmouth (Nebraska):

Quote: "A boat and car that were in the garage are both completely destroyed."

2018-06-06 - Yacht destroyed by fire near coastal Yalova Province (Turkey):

2018-06-06 - Two boats and storage building go up in flames on Exeter Road in Dawlish (Britain):

Quote: "The incident involved a fire in a timber commercial storage unit, approximately 8m x 8m, 2 boats and the remaining contents were also severely damaged by fire."

Note: These are the 498th, 499th, 500th, 501st and 502nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-06 - Passenger train bursts into flame in Phu Yen Province (Vietnam):

2018-06-06 - Passenger train coach bursts into flame at train station in Agra (India):

2018-06-06 - Limo bus bursts into flame on I-580 in coastal Oakland (California):

Note: This is the 344th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-06-06 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on William Natcher Parkway near Bowling Green (Kentucky):

2018-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Breaux Bridge (Louisiana):

2018-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-06-06 - Tractor bursts into flame at business in Monroe (Connecticut):

2018-06-06 - Tractor bursts into flame at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds in Lewiston (Idaho):

2018-06-06 - Six semi tractors destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM while parked at business in Guelph (Canada):

Quote: "A total of six transport trucks were destroyed in the fire and due to the hefty amount of damage, the Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate."

2018-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the on the Geelong Ring Road near Waurn Ponds (Australia):

2018-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A31 near Luxembourg:

2018-06-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M54 in Wellington (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Tractor bursts into flame on Bradwall Road in Middlewich (Britain):

Note: These are the 1141st-1155th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-06 - Truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Banbridge (Ireland):

2018-06-06 - Van bursts into flame at 3:12 AM while parked inside bus company in Ancaster (Canada), nobody there:

2018-06-06 - Van bursts into flame on Newport Road in Woburn Sands (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 6 June, 6.31pm Small fire in engine compartment of van, Newport Road, Woburn Sands. One appliance and crew from Broughton attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-06-06 - SUV bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop, fire spreads to business, in Kalamazoo (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-06-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 299 near Blue Lake (California):

2018-06-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in car wash in Cornwall (Canada):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in Shenandoah (Iowa):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame at 5:10 AM while parked at business in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked at post office in Jasper (Indiana):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-580 on the Galena Creek Bridge in Washoe County (Nevada):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-30 in Dallas (Texas):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on Country Club Road in Bear Creek Township (Michigan):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame before 7 AM on US 190 near Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on Horizon Drive in West Kelowna (Canada):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 21 near Kindersley (Canada):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot at the seafront in coastal Bray (Ireland):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame in carpark at service station along the M6 in Sandbach (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame in coastal Sandown on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on the M61 near Chorley (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame on Journeys End in Stoke Poges (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 6 June, 3.11pm Car fire, Journeys End, Stoke Poges. One appliance and crew from Slough attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-06-06 - Car bursts into flame at 4:55 AM while parked at home on 38th Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "38th Avenue, Hull. Wed 6 Jun 2018 04:55 (No:11042) Car fire which spread to wheelie bin and caused damage to front of property. One hose reel and one BA in use. Smoke detector activated."

2018-06-06 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked at home on Victor Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Victor Street, Hull. Wed 6 Jun 2018 20:37 (No:11115) Motorbike involved in fire which spread to guttering of property. One hose reel in use."

2018-06-06 - Vehicle and home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM near Sutherlin (Oregon), 1 injured:

Quote: "Both the home and the vehicle are considered a total loss."

2018-06-06 - Wildfire grows to 4,000+ acres near Durango (Colorado):

2018-06-06 - Three separate brush fires break out in coastal Laguna Beach (California):

2018-06-06 - Brush fire breaks out near creek at 3:20 AM in coastal San Jose (California), car hits fire truck, 1 injured:

Quote: "A car slammed into the back of a San Jose fire truck early Wednesday morning as crews were battling a blaze by a creek. San Jose police officer Gina Tepoorten said fire crews were fighting a fire at 3:20 a.m. on Capital Expressway at Tuers Road when a when a 2012 Nissan Altima traveling westbound rear-ended the parked fire rig."

2018-06-06 - Fifth bosque fire of the year breaks out in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-06-06 - Large mulch fire breaks out at garden center in Georgetown (Ohio):

2018-06-06 - Piles of artificial turf go up in flames in Sutter County (California):

2018-06-06 - Dumpster bursts into flame and destroys home under construction in Saratoga Springs (Utah):

2018-06-06 - Sawmill destroyed by fire in the Town of Glen (New York):

2018-06-06 - Nut business damaged by fire at 2 AM in Tipp City (Ohio):

2018-06-06 - Four businesses destroyed by fire at strip mall in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-06-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just before 2 AM on Upward Hills Drive in East Flat Rock (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-06-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Great Neck Road in Wareham (Massachusetts), 2500 feet from the ocean, nobody there:

2018-06-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in West Bloomfield (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-06-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Mattoon (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-06-06 - Home destroyed by fire on Hidden Valley Lake near Middletown (California):

2018-06-06 - Apartment building damaged by storage unit fire in coastal North Miami (Florida):

2018-06-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Centralia (Washington):

2018-06-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Fort Mitchell (Kentucky):

2018-06-06 - Luxury hotel heavily damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Lebanon (Missouri), 5 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-06 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home just before 1:30 AM on Shamrock Avenue in Centre Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2018-06-06 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-06-06 - Deadly AC fire burns apartment building just after 2 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 killed:

Quote: "Two dead in Brooklyn apartment after AC unit catches fire..."

2018-06-06 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in North Tonawanda (New York), 1 killed:

2018-06-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Yukon (Oklahoma):

2018-06-06 - Vacant commercial building burns in Palm Desert (California):

2018-06-06 - Minke whale washes up dead in East Yorkshire (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Pygmy sperm whale washes ashore dead in Sipalay City (Philippine Islands):

2018-06-06 - Many fish dying in Galveston Bay near Seabrook (Texas):

2018-06-06 - Huge number of fish found dead in McKinnon’s Pond on the island of Antigua:

2018-06-06 - Fish populations declining alarmingly in Australia:

2018-06-06 - Two men die in the Black River in Port Huron (Michigan):

2018-06-06 - Two men, both 55, die in the water on the coast of North Carolina:

Quote: "A man from Massachusetts died while swimming at Ocracoke Island at about 5 p.m. That incident occurred about eight hours after a 55-year-old man from Benson drowned off Cape Hatteras National Seashore."

2018-06-06 - Man and son, 50 and 17, die in the ocean near coastal Rockaway Beach (Oregon):

2018-06-06 - Woman, 19, dies in well, and man dies in stream, in Rajouri (India):

2018-06-06 - Firefighter, man, has 'medical event' while working on truck, dies shortly later, in Dover Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "On Wednesday morning, Froman picked up a Ford F-150 truck from the department and took it home to do some work on it. A neighbor found him after he'd suffered a medical event."

2018-06-06 - Man, 71, has 'medical episode' and dies while swimming in Keystone Lake (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Troopers say 71-year-old Danny Teague of Tulsa was swimming across the cove of Appalachian Bay Recreation Area on Keystone Lake around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Teague was struggling to reach the shore and suffered a medical episode before going under, according to the OHP."

2018-06-06 - Man, 67, has 'medical emergency' and dies while driving, car crashes, at Bucknell University in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The Union County Coroner's Office believes Dr. Harrison suffered a medical emergency which led to the crash. The coroner's office says while the doctor was injured in the crash, the cause of death is believed to be that medical emergency."

2018-06-06 - Woman, 33, dies after being pulled from submerged car in pond near Graceton (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-06 - Man, 60, has 'medical issue' and dies while driving, cement truck crashes into ditch, in Pottawattamie County (Iowa):

Quote: "Sheriff Danker says according to the Doctor the victim identified as 60-year old William Todd of Carson died of a medical issue and not from injuries he received in the accident."

2018-06-06 - Man found dead near Lake Travis in Austin (Texas):

2018-06-06 - Man has 'medical issue' and drops dead in culvert in Morgan Hill (California):

2018-06-06 - Man in his 30s slumps over in police car, dies shortly later, in Sacramento (California):

2018-06-06 - Woman found dead in motel room in Garner (North Carolina):

2018-06-06 - Man, 49, found dead in St. Paul Harbor in coastal Kodiak (Alaska):

2018-06-06 - Man, 26, found dead near River Road in Brunswick (Maine):

2018-06-06 - Man, 30, found dead near community center in Eastlake (Ohio):

2018-06-06 - Man, 36, found dead in the Colorado River south of Needles (Arizona):

2018-06-06 - Woman dies after three people have 'medical incidents' in Winnipeg (Canada):

Quote: "A woman is dead and Winnipeg police are investigating in the city’s Lord Roberts neighbourhood after three people were taken to hospital following a report of a 'medical incident' late Wednesday night."

2018-06-06 - Man, 76, found dead at beach at waterfront park in coastal Saanich (Canada):

2018-06-06 - Man, 45, drops dead on running trail near coastal Narrabeen Lagoon (Australia):

2018-06-06 - Woman, 54, dies bleeding from the mouth after being pulled from swimming pool at gym in Mohali (India):

Quote: "Blood was oozing from the woman’s mouth."

2018-06-06 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Newquay (Britain):

Quote: "A spokesperson for Cornwall Airport Newquay said: 'We can confirm that an EasyJet aircraft diverted into Cornwall Airport Newquay yesterday evening due to a medical emergency.'"

2018-06-06 - Man has seizure, car crashes into ditch, in Columbia (Missouri):

Quote: "A driver had a seizure and drove his vehicle off Forum Boulevard into a ravine Wednesday afternoon. The Columbia Police Department said the driver and his passenger are expected to be okay."

2018-06-06 - Man in his 50s has 'medical incident', motorcycle crashes, in Ottawa (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A motorcyclist suffered a 'medical incident' while riding in the east end, according to paramedics, causing a collision."

2018-06-06 - National Guard C-130 plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2018-06-06 - Small plane crashes along the Snake River in Whitman County (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-06-06 - Small plane runs off runway at airport in Springdale (Arkansas):

2018-06-06 - Small plane crashes in coastal Davao del Norte (Philippine Islands), engine failure:

2018-06-06 - Helicopter crash-lands near Carrollton (Ohio), 2 injured:

2018-06-06 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-75 in Richmond (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2018-06-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on road in Anderson County (South Carolina):

2018-06-06 - SUV veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Austin (Texas):

2018-06-06 - SUV veers off road just before 11 PM, crashes into home, in White Rock (Canada), 1 injured:

2018-06-06 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits landmark rock, bursts into flame, in Flint (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-06-06 - Naked woman hits cars with stick in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A naked, emotionally disturbed woman hitting cars with a stick in lower Manhattan Wednesday morning was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric examination, police said. Several witnesses, including a school crossing guard, called 911 around 11:20 a.m. and told police they saw the woman near Catherine and Madison Sts., a few blocks from One Police Plaza, hitting or trying to hit cars with a stick. No one was injured. When police arrived, the woman, who appeared to be at least 30, was taken into custody and transported to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. She was not charged."

2018-06-06 - Naked man, 31, chases and tries to grab kids near school in Ashford (Britain):

Quote: "A naked man was allegedly spotted trying to grab and chase pupils near a secondary school. Police were called to Hunter Road in Willesborough close to the North School in Essella Road, Ashford. A statement released to parents by the school said an undressed man was 'trying to grab at and chase pedestrians'."

2018-06-06 - Sinkhole opens and swallows pickup truck in Excelsior Springs (Missouri):

2018-06-06 - Sinkhole opens on street in Hokonui (New Zealand):

2018-06-06 - Two sinkholes open up in one day in Scarborough (Britain):

2018-06-06 - Dam collapses at gold and silver mine in Chihuahua (Mexico), 2+ killed:

2018-06-06 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Reno (Nevada):

2018-06-06 - Powerful tornado touches down near Laramie (Wyoming):

2018-06-06 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Rwanda, over 50 such fatalities so far in 2018:

2018-06-06 - US coastal flooding breaks records as sea level rises:

2018-06-06 - Coastal erosion to worsen over next decade as storms wash Western Australia beaches away:

2018-06-06 - Water crisis hits India, taps running dry:

2018-06-06 - Pope Francis to discuss climate change with oil company CEOs:

2018-06-06 - Corruption allegations against EPA’s Pruitt reach farcical level:

2018-06-06 - Pruitt aide resigns amid scandals:

2018-06-06 - MIT creates 'psychopath' AI named Norman:

2018-06-06 - Jerry Maren, last surviving adult munchkin from 'Wizard of Oz' dies at age 98:

Note: He's off to see the wizard!

2018-06-06 - Canada poised to approve legal marijuana sales, pot shops could be open by late summer:

Note: Snack-related stocks set to rise!

2018-06-06 - Sheriff and deputy face off in election to be sheriff, deputy wins, sheriff fires him, in Tyndall (South Dakota):

Quote: "Gramkow issued a termination notice, firing the deputy one minute after the polls closed Tuesday night."

Quote: "The spiteful act now leaves Maggs, his wife, and four children without a salary and health insurance until he takes over as sheriff in six months."

Note: I bet the sheriff doesn't have a job himself six months from now!


  1. Good morning, Jonny and fellow readers!

    i'm going to try posting here each day - but i'm backing everything up @ the zetaboards (Jonny's recommendation) to get around these spotty problems where (my) comments disappear sporadically. Two early morning comments I hope Jonny posts here are already there. This is #3 for today.

    Hull had a two-fer today!

    Marine die-off still chugging along.

    PA being represented well (as are a few other states) on this day.

    CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

    CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

    Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. [more; BULLSHIT! they don't know what the cause was! If he shot or hung himself it would be obvious.]

    Yellowstone Geyser Erupts Eight Times in Three Months

    Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser, the largest in the world, has now erupted eight times in less than three months, in a geological puzzle that has fascinated scientists working at the site. [more]

    [in more "fake" unemployment news]
    White House poised to purge lower-level communications staffers

    The White House is poised to purge lower-level staffers from its communications office, multiple sources said, following weeks of uncertainty about the future of the embattled team. [more]

    Jimmy Gonzalez, a titan of Tejano music, dies in San Antonio

    [complications from diabetes given as cause]

    Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz released a new album, "Porque Todavia Te Quiero," in April that debuted at No. 2 on the Itunes Latino Top Albums chart. [more]

    Rare orange lobster found in Massachusetts grocery store shipment

    The aquarium says the orange lobster is more rare than a blue lobster, occurring naturally at an incident of one in 30 million. The lobster is mostly likely in the 7 to 9-year-old range.

    The lobster will be donated to The New England Aquarium, but it won’t be visible to the public for a while as he has to go on a month-long quarantine. [more]

    Stocks close mixed as tech sector drags Nasdaq lower

    The Nasdaq composite pulled back from record levels Thursday as declines in Facebook and other major tech names weighed on the sector. [more]

    Massive snake removed from car's dashboard

    [short video]

  2. [Here are the other comments from Tom, rebroadcast from Zeta]

    Construction planned to prepare Alaska's Arctic refuge for oil drilling

    The Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation for oil drilling in the nation's biggest wildlife park.

    In Alaska, the development plan is largely embraced, but not universally so. Drilling opponents gathered outside of last week's Anchorage and Fairbanks hearings about the proposed lease sales to protest the plan. [more]

    Yellowstone chief says he is ousted after dispute with Trump administration

    The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said on Thursday he was being forced from his post after disagreeing with the Trump administration over management of the park’s famed bison herd. [more]

    At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

    Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools.

    Conred, the national disaster agency, said climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material were making it dangerous for rescuers, and it was also taking into account the fact that 72 hours had passed since Sunday's eruption.

    Oscar Chavez trekked over a mountain with his father and younger brother to search for his brother Edgar, sister-in-law Sandra and 4-year-old nephew Josue in the hamlet of San Miguel Los Lotes, which was almost entirely wiped out by the volcanic flows. They have not been heard from since the eruption.

    "We looked for them in shelters, hospitals, everywhere, but we did not find them," said Chavez, 34, wiping a tear from his eye as the others used sticks and bits of broken boards to dig at the collapsed, ash-filled home. "So, better for us to come here."

    Chavez's younger brother was angry that there were no longer any disaster workers at the scene while a little way downhill heavy machinery was being used to clear a road blocked by ash. And he directed his ire at President Jimmy Morales.
    "They are cleaning the highway — the president has commitments to businesspeople. ... But here, since the people have nothing to offer him, he leaves this part as a burial ground," said Francisco Chavez, a 29-year-old accounting student. [more]

    Ash covers more than half of Guatemala with dead crops a secondary disaster as the death toll hits 100 from Guatemala's Fuego volcano

    Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked members of his 24/7 security detail to run errands for him on occasion, including picking up his dry cleaning and taking him in search of a favorite moisturizing lotion, according to two individuals familiar with those trips who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly. [more]

  3. Washington's lack of diplomacy is isolating them from the rest of the world

    Sanctions are an assertion of hegemony of one country over another. They are an assertion that the imposer of sanctions has extra-legal international authority to tell other sovereign states what to do or to suffer consequences if they do not.

    Once the constraint on Washington's unilateralism was removed, sanctions became an instrument of US foreign policy and replaced diplomacy. The Clinton regime used them on Iraq. When the UN reported that the effect of the Clinton regime's sanctions on Iraq was the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children, Clinton's Jewish Secretary of State was asked by Lesley Stahl on the national TV program "60 Minutes" if the sanctions were worth the deaths of a half million children. Madeliene Albright said yes, "the price is worth it." The Jews feel the same way about the Palestinians. As the Palestinians' country has been stolen by Israel, what is the point of Palestinians? Killing them is Israel's answer. As one Israeli minister said, we are only doing what the Americans did to the native Americans known as Indians. As America shares this crime with Israel, little wonder that Washington always vetoes any UN action against Israel for its crimes against the Palestinians. The two criminal states stand united against the world.

    Any time a country doesn't follow Washington's orders, Washington imposes sanctions. Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela are all bearers of Washington's sanctions. Moreover, Washington forces other countries, including its European allies, to also impose sanctions or Washington will sanction them as well. [more]

    'If US president doesn't care being isolated, we don't mind being six': Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

    If Donald Trump doesn't care about "being isolated," then G7 may be better being G6, says Emmanuel Macron. The French president slammed US counterpart for "unproductive" tariffs and preventing other nations from dealing with Iran. [more]

    France doubles its record with 182 000 lightning strikes in May, 4 killed in recent storms

    Flooding from high tides has doubled in the US in just 30 years, report says

    The 2017 State of U.S. High Tide Flooding and 2018 Outlook found more than one-fourth of coastal locations studied broke records for the most high-tide flooding days ever recorded during the 2017 meteorological year - May 2017 through April 2018. On average, the 98 coastal areas studied by NOAA reported coastal "sunny day" flooding in six days during the meteorological year, meaning the weather was hardly the driving factor behind these inundations.

    "As relative sea level increases, it no longer takes a strong storm or a hurricane to cause coastal high tide flooding," said a NOAA release. "High tide flooding causes frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure."
    Along the Southeast's Atlantic coast, the rate at which these sunny-day floods have increased is even more blistering. NOAA's report found high-tide flooding in this part of the U.S. has increased 150 percent since 2000 alone.

    The NOAA report also projected high-tide flooding in 2018 to be 60 percent worse than normal rates from two decades ago; the report blames sea level rise as a long-term factor and a possible El NiƱo later this year as a short-term influence. [more]

  4. At FEMA, Trump remained mum on new Puerto Rico death toll

    President Donald Trump visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday, just over a week after a new Harvard study estimated more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico died in Hurricane Maria and its aftermath.
    But even as he was briefed on the upcoming hurricane season, the President remained mum on the new estimate, which dwarfs the government's official 64-person death toll. Instead, the President praised FEMA and other US officials, telling them they should be "very proud" of their work to beat back last year's devastating hurricane season. [more]

    Crony Central Planning Posing as National Security — Trump Tries to Foist Rising Coal Costs on the American People

    Ever since Trump came to office he’s been doing his best to save a polluting, harmful, and increasingly expensive energy source — coal. Why he would do this is rather nonsensical. Coal employs less and less people each year. It pumps toxins into the air and water. And it is a primary enabler of human-caused climate change — which among other things is putting the nation’s cities under threat from rising seas, worsening storms, and more severe wildfires. [more]

    The Trump Dump

    Trump's economic accomplishments to date are global trade war, higher interest rates, higher gas prices/Ponzi oil reflation, Emerging Market implosion, decade-low savings rate, a stock market sugar rally, and Wall Street deregulation. In short "The greatest economy in U.S. history"...

    Those who believe in all that bullishit are about to get exactly what they deserve. The tale will pick up exactly where it left off the night Trump got elected - S&P 500 limit down, as everyone with an IQ greater than 5 shits a brick at the exact same time...

    Global merchandise trade peaked three years ago. Does anyone believe that it's making a comeback any time soon?

    Unfortunately, like the U.S. economy itself, the Globalized economy has become a zero sum game consisting of "winners" and "losers". Free traders can talk their book all they want, but they've been wrong for forty years straight, culminating in Donald Trump. And Trump is half right - the U.S. has been getting screwed on trade this entire time, but not by other countries taking their miniscule cut of the profits - by multinational corporations bilking the U.S. out of jobs and industries. For massive profits, all of which has accrued to U.S. debt. [more]

    18 Times The Fed Has Gone Through A Rate Hiking Cycle, And 18 Times It Has Caused A Huge Stock Market Decline And/Or A Recession

    Since 1913, the Federal Reserve has engaged in 18 distinct interest rate hiking campaigns, and in every single one of those instances the end result was a large stock market decline, a recession, or both. Now we are in the 19th rate tightening cycle since 1913, but many of the experts are insisting that things will somehow be different this time. They assure us that the U.S. economy will continue to grow and that stock prices will continue to soar. Of course the truth is that if something happens 18 times in a row, there is a really, really good chance that it will happen on the 19th time too. [more]

    Pennsylvania, for first time, sets methane regulations on natural gas wells

    Wolf touts the rules, which apply only to new wells [more]

  5. Pruitt Starts Rewriting How EPA Weighs Costs, Benefits of Regulation

    The proposed changes would downplay human health and climate benefits of environmental regulations in favor of cutting costs for polluting industries. [more; do industries vote?]

    [from yesterday (probably late)]
    Engineer who worked on plans for nuclear-powered airplane later developed the fire spread model
    Throwback Thursday: the origin of the model for predicting the spread of wildland fires

    Below is a screenshot from his paper where he describes Propagating Flux, just one of many elements of his mathematical fire spread model. [more; see differential equation he came up with]

    After Fuego, now Pacaya volcano erupts in Guatemala – Meanwhile 99 dead following Fuego volcanic eruption

    While the death toll after Fuego’s eruption has now climbed to 99 – and there are still lots of houses buried in ash – the Pacaya volcano ejected several lava flows from its summit. Although authorities say the population is not at risk, there is always a possibility -even tiny – of great eruption. It would be nice to determine if there is a relationship between the two eruptions.

    Kilauea eruption: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours

    Steam billowed up from Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake, Green Lake, as lava flow evaporated its placid waters within a few hours and made it the latest casualty from the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.7.18 Glaciers Will Continue Melting Over Next 100 Years – Nothing Can Stop It

    Residents see this and freak-out AGAIN just 5 days after the strange clear blue waters!

    [~ 5 min. video by MrMBB333]

  6. [Rice Farmer list follows]

    News Links, June 8, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Total U.S. Public Debt & Interest Expense Hit A New Record High

    German Industrial Orders Decline 4th Month, Analysts Expected a rebound

    How Brazil's Economic Recovery Got Run Off the Road

    HP Says It May Cut 5,000 Jobs by 2019, More Than Planned

    McDonald's to lay off U.S. employees in turnaround plan

    US Government Probes Airplane Vulnerabilities, Says Airline Hack Is 'Only a Matter of Time'

    Airlines Have Bigger Nightmare Than Fuel—a Runway Shortage
    Pity the airlines: fuel prices are soaring, pilots are in short supply and political spats threaten global trade. And worse may be to come.

    As aid dries up, Gaza families pushed deeper into poverty

    Taiwanese think tank floats South China Sea base plan for US troops

    Troubling U.S. Navy review finds widespread shortfalls in basic seamanship

    India to US: Sanctions won't stop Russian air-defense system purchase

    Europe's Nationalism and Trump's Trade Policies Look Like WWI Prelude

    Ten Ways the Democratic Northern Hemisphere Nations Became the Orwellian West

    "The Old Order Is Over": Trump To "Confront" G-7 As Macron Plans On "Standing Up" To US President

    Yemen - The Attack On Hodeidah Is A Prelude To Genocide

    World less peaceful than a decade ago, global index shows

    U.S.-Saudi Pressure On Jordan Opens The Way For Iran

    Pack Your Bags: Italy Threatens to Deport 500,000 Immigrants

    Junk oil: Low Octane: The Surprising Reason Shale Oil Makes a Poor Fuel for High-Tech Cars and Trucks

    Venezuela's Oil Meltdown Defies Belief

    How solar power could become a victim of its own success

    Britain has gone nine days without wind power
    Britain's gone nine days with almost no wind generation, and forecasts show the calm conditions persisting for another two weeks.

    10-Minute Neighborhoods: The Low-Tech Solution to Almost* Everything
    It's going to happen, one way or another. -- RF

    Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees - study

    Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Assange

    Still Waiting for Evidence of a Russian Hack (Ray McGovern)

    Facebook gave data access to Chinese firm flagged by US intelligence

    14 Million Facebook Users May Have "Unknowingly" Shared Posts With The Public

    Edward Snowden: 'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware'

    Atlanta officials reveal worsening effects of cyber attack

    The Three Crises That Will Synchronize a Global Meltdown by 2025

    Richard Heinberg: Systemic change driven by moral awakening is our only hope

    The US Navy's ships are getting old. They might be getting a lot older.
    What it shows is that such a large navy is unsustainable. -- RF

    Study: Cesium from Fukushima flowed to Tokyo Bay for 5 years

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces pressure to join trade war against the U.S.

    Water Shortages: China's Unrecognized Threat

    More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm [UK]

    Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year

    U.S. house prices to rise at twice the speed of inflation and pay: Reuters poll

    Productivity Up 0.4%, Well Under Expectations of 0.7%, Labor Costs Up 2.9%

    The Surprising Reason Why There Are Now More Job Openings Than Unemployed Workers

    US military plans as if Guantanamo won't close for decades
    So much for speedy trials. -- RF

    Public transit agencies want to make safety records a state secret

    Rich Kids Are Counting On Inheritance to Pay for Retirement

    Average New Vehicle Auto Payment Hits Record High $523 Per Month

    Household Wealth Rises Above $100 Trillion For The First Time Ever... There Is Just One Catch
    You guessed it: The rich get richer... -- RF

  7. On the Bourdain death, it is being reported that he hung himself. But, it is weird that they are still saying that his friend found him "unresponsive" in the hotel room. Well duh. Or "no shit....Sherlock".

    Here in Austin this morning....

  8. Right - I forgot that the Zeta site can hold larger comments than here.

    Making Israel Great Again: Sheldon Adelson, the Zionist billionaire driving Trump's Middle East policy

    Senate committee releases unredacted Strzok-Page texts - shows FBI planted multiple spies in Trump campaign in December 2015

    Unusual 'killer' spring frost damages crops across the Canadian Maritimes

    An unusual "killer" frost has caused widespread damage to crops in the Maritimes, with everything from Nova Scotian wine grapes to Island asparagus harmed by a sharp plunge in spring temperatures.

    Farmers were beginning to assess the toll from the June cold front that hit Monday, as word came from Environment Canada of yet another frost advisory for early Thursday in all of Atlantic Canada.

    "It's the beginning of the year and it's a bad time for something like this to happen, just as the growing season begins," Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia's minister of agriculture, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. [more]

  9. Woman missing, her dogs found after reported alligator attack in Florida

    Authorities searched a Florida pond Friday after a witness told police an alligator attacked a woman walking her dogs and dragged her into the water. The caller reported seeing the alligator drag her into the pond in Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park at about 9:45 a.m. Friday.

    In a Sun Sentinel report , Davie Police Maj. Dale Engle said divers were searching the water.

    "Her dogs won't leave the pond," Engle said. "One of her dogs got bit by the gator." [more]

    Trappers capture alligator thought to have dragged woman into lake

    [short video]

    Raging fire in Colorado grows 40 percent as more homes evacuated

    Colorado officials ordered another 300 homes in the southwestern part of the state evacuated on Friday as a massive wildfire grew 40 percent larger than it had been the day before after jumping a highway that had previously been a barrier on its east side.[more; short video]

    [from our Summer Camp report]
    Bungalow explodes at camp, sending 4 students to hospitals

    [I heard those baked beans can cause some problems, but . . ]

    A bungalow suddenly burst into flames at a camp in upstate New York, sending four 18-year-old students from a Brooklyn yeshiva to the hospital with burns, a school official said Friday.

    "They were literally walking into the bungalow. They smelled a gas leak or some gas, and a second later it just went up," Brennan said. [more]

    Trump backs EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He's 'doing a great job'

    [what happened to "You're FIRED!"?]

    [from our Celebrity Deaths dept.]
    ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor Alan O’Neill Found Dead at 47‘sons-of-anarchy’-actor-alan-o’neill-found-dead-at-47/ar-AAymvTN

    O'Neill's body was discovered by his girlfriend in the hallway of their Los Angeles apartment on Wednesday night. [more]

    Financial analyst: 'Do not be fooled by the US's prosperity we keep hearing of - it's phony'

    Financial guru Peter Schiff says everyone is being fooled by the mainstream media when it comes to the economic health of the United States. But Schiff says it is all a delusion and phony prosperity isn't going to last.

    Because our economy is built on debt, we are in worse shape now than before the 2008 crisis, Schiff says. But no one is taking that debt into account, and eventually, it will burst. [more; ~ 39 min. podcast]

    [more below]

  10. RFK, Jr. to Tucker Carlson: JFK, RFK assassinations are government cover ups

    Earth in upheaval: Hawaii has been hit by over 12,000 earthquakes during last 30 days

    We haven't seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn't stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by "over 12,000 earthquakes" during the last 30 days. That is an extraordinary amount of shaking, and many are now becoming concerned that fundamental physical changes are happening to the islands. As one USGS official has noted, we have never seen earthquakes happen on the Big Island with this sort of frequency ever before... [more]

    Lightning strikes kill 18 in three states, heavy rains lash parts of north India

    Loud boom heard, felt in northern Arkansas and south central Missouri

    Storms whip up multiple waterspouts and hail in the Florida Keys

    [videos, pics, text]

    Waterspout filmed near Hong Kong as Tropical Storm Ewiniar moves away

    [continued below]

  11. Researchers predict deadly worldwide fungi epidemic

    "The rapid emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogenic fungi and the better-publicized threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria together pose a considerable threat to disease control across diverse anthropogenic systems," the study said. [more]

    Mysterious Men in Black question Pennsylvania residents about unexplained booms

    The ongoing saga of the mystery booms being heard across the United States continues, and possibly taken a turn for the spooky. Over the past year, unexplained explosions and booming noises have been shaking homes and terrifying residents in many rural parts of the continental U.S. While the vast majority of these anomalous booms are left unexplained, the FBI has taken a particular interest in mysterious explosion noises recently heard across rural Pennsylvania just north of Philadelphia. Does this mean some sort of sleeper cell terrorist group might be practicing with improvised explosives?

    Given the craters found alongside rural roads, though, who knows? To add more mystery and a healthy dose of conspiracy to these recent booms in Pennsylvania, though, news reports suggest the ever-elusive and ominous Men in Black might now be on the case, doing what they do best: creeping out bewildered eyewitnesses. Is there more to this case than meets the eye?

    Speaking to The Intelligencer, a newspaper covering the Upper Bucks County area of Pennsylvania where these mystery booms took place, residents described the "kinda spooky" experience they had following one of the recent unexplained booms. One resident who asked that her name not be used claims two eerily-familiar-sounding and unidentified agents of some kind showed up at her door unannounced, questioning her in a somewhat threatening manner [link to original story]

    Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

    The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
    [more; so now they're paying a mortgage on cooling LAVA?]

    Humility Or Humiliation. A Biblical Lesson.

    The Creator gives us one choice: choose to be humble, or choose to be humbled...

    The world has been subjugated by a Roman Circus. What remains of America's greatness, is great arrogance

    The ossified Japanification of the U.S. which we were told for decades "can't happen here" is the order of the day. We see this multiple ways, be it in the man himself, his obsequious court jesters, or via his zealous base of evangelical alt-Christians. There is no level to which they won't stoop to "regain" the glory of the lost past. And therein lies the irony - In attempting to restore the greatness of the past, they've sullied the very thing they were attempting to restore. Leaving behind a Roman-style narrative of a global empire that once past its apogee descended into sheer delusional rot. [more]