Sunday, June 10, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-09

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2018-06-09 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane makes emergency landing at DFW Airport (Texas):

Quote: "A commercial flight was diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Saturday night after people on board smelled an odor in the cabin, officials say."

2018-06-09 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of metal burns, in Winchester (Kentucky):

Quote: "The Lexington Fire Department tells WKYT an extremely large pile of metal is on fire at the facility."

Quote: "There’s hundreds of old cars, scrap metal, appliances, lawns mowers, anything you can think of..."

2018-06-09 - Fifteen transit buses destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM while parked at bus depot in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

Quote: "Fire service control room sources said that the fire broke out around 1:30am On information, four fire-fighting units rushed in and brought the blaze under control around 4:20am. The fire burnt 15 buses kept on the ground and the 1st floor."

2018-06-09 - In two incidents, three parked buses destroyed by fire in Hazaribagh (India):

Quote: "Couple of AC Volvo buses parked at the Hazaribagh bus stand were gutted in a fire incident on Saturday. Police said since the buses were empty and parked at the end of the bus stand therefore no loss of life was caused. Upon receiving information a team of the police and district administration reached at the spot and inquired into the incident. Yesterday also another AC Volvo bus belonging to the same company suddenly caught fire while it was parked at the taxi stand. In this incident also the bus was completely gutted."

Note: These are the 349th-366th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-06-09 - Military transport vehicle bursts into flame after parachuting from plane near coastal Riga (Latvia):

Quote: "Over 500 U.S. and British paratroopers were descending on the training grounds from eight C-17 military transport planes in the exercise, said Defense Ministry representative Mairita Senkevicina. In her words, one of the transport vehicles which was also involved in the drills started burning during the descent."

Quote: "Organizers of the exercise are probing the causes of the midair fire."

2018-06-09 - Utility pole explodes and burns on Darby Street in coastal Cooks Hill (Australia):

2018-06-09 - Transformer bursts into flame in Trussville (Alabama), blackouts ensue:

2017-06-09 - Atmospheric CO2 levels hit record 410 ppm and the rate of increase is accelerating:

Quote: "Levels at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory averaged more than 410 parts per million in April and May, surging past yet another climate milestone. The Scripps Institution for Oceanography, where scientists first started tracking the gas, found a similar increase. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases every year, and the rate of increase is accelerating."

2018-06-09 - Home explodes and burns in East Chicago (Indiana), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 146th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-06-09 - Two boats destroyed by fire on Lake Champlain in Colchester (Vermont):

Quote: "Police say the boat caught fire shortly after refueling. The passengers on the boat jumped into the water to escape the flames. The boat then drifted into another vessel where the fire spread. One of the boats eventually floated up onto the shore. Crews were able to extinguish both fires. Both boats are a total loss."

2018-06-09 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Palourde Road in Amelia (Louisiana):

Note: These are the 509th, 510th and 511th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-09 - Freight train car bursts into flame near McDougal Street near Fostoria (Ohio):

2018-06-09 - Semi tractor, two vehicles, 3 diesel tanks and a barn destroyed by fire in Sanger (California):

Quote: "At around 4 p.m., flames ripped through three diesel tanks, a semi-truck and two other vehicles."

2018-06-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:20 AM on School Lane in Hunningham (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Tractor bursts into flame at 12:20 AM on School Lane in Hunningham (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Cublington Road in Wing (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 9 June, 10.01am Digger on fire, Cublington Road, Wing. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury and one from Leighton Buzzard attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera."

Note: These are the 1168th, 1169th, 1170th and 1171st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-09 - Box truck bursts into flame while parked on Holly Drive in coastal Long Beach Township (New Jersey):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-06-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-20 near Liberty City (Texas):

2018-06-09 - RV bursts into flame on Bacon Road in Union Springs (New York):

Note: These are the 268th and 269th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-09 - Van bursts into flame while parked at apartments in Thornton (Colorado), 1 injured:

2018-06-09 - Van bursts into flame on Westhill Road in coastal Paignton (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Carnoustie Close in Wilmslow (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Minivan bursts into flame on Shurdington Road between Gloucester and Cheltenham (Britain):

2018-06-09 - SUV bursts into flame on street on coastal Hilton Head Island (South Carolina):

2018-06-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 2:36 AM while parked at hotel, fire spreads to more vehicles, in Wilton (Maine):

Quote: "Three vehicles were destroyed after a pickup truck caught fire in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn in Wilton early Saturday morning. A fourth vehicle sustained minor damage, according to Wilton Fire Chief Sonny Dunham. Dunham said he got a call at 2:36 a.m., when a Comfort Inn employee reported a vehicle had exploded in the parking lot."

2018-06-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking lot near Culkin (Mississippi):

2018-06-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Vernon Street in Nelson (Canada):

2018-06-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:45 AM while parked inside building on Sheehan Avenue in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2018-06-09 - Car bursts into flame on Route 147 in Turbot Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-09 - Car bursts into flame at Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-06-09 - Car bursts into flame on road near health center in Morden (Canada):

2018-06-09 - Car bursts into flame on Whitwell Road near coastal Ventnor on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:02 AM on Lutterworth Road in Wolvey (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 422 in Montgomery County (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at home near Centre (Alabama):

2018-06-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Victoria Street in Barnstaple (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on A23 slip road in Sussex (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Float bursts into flame during parade in Portland (Oregon):

2018-06-09 - Barn damaged by fire at 2:50 AM on Tates Creek Road in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-06-09 - Wildfire grows to 8,691 acres near Durango (Colorado):

2018-06-09 - Wildfire grows to 8,000 acres near Bisbee (Arizona):

2018-06-09 - Wildfire breaks out along Skull Valley Road in Tooele County (Utah):

2018-06-09 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal San Rafael (California):

2018-06-09 - Brush fire breaks out and threatens homes near Santa Clarita (California):

2018-06-09 - Large pile of waste timber goes up in flames at 6:28 AM on Wansford Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wansford Grove, Hull. Sat 9 Jun 2018 06:28 (No:11346) Large pile of waste timber. Hose reel."

2018-06-09 - Outdoor AC unit bursts into flame at 10:30 PM, fire spreads to home, in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-06-09 - Historic Armory Building heavily damaged by fire in Aberdeen (Washington):

2018-06-09 - Church destroyed by fire in Forest Grove (Oregon):

2018-06-09 - Industrial area heavily damaged by fire in coastal Singapore:

2018-06-09 - Hosiery factory destroyed by fire at 4:40 AM in Ludhiana (India):

2018-06-09 - Garage destroyed by fire at 6 AM at home in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-06-09 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Xenia (Ohio):

Quote: "The items inside were non-car items, such as a lawnmower and refrigerator, and the cause is still unknown."

2018-06-09 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Miami (Florida), cat killed:

2018-06-09 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on NW Harbour Place in Parkville (Missouri), 700 feet from Riss Lake:

2018-06-09 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2018-06-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-06-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after midnight in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2018-06-09 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Phoenix (Arizona), nobody there:

2018-06-09 - Home destroyed by fire and explosion in Hanover Township (Michigan), dog killed:

2018-06-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Holiday (Florida), near the coast:

2018-06-09 - Home destroyed by fire on SE Crystal Springs Boulevard in Portland (Oregon):

2018-06-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM on Hader Avenue in Green Township (Ohio):

2018-06-09 - Two homes go up in flames in coastal San Mateo (California):

2018-06-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2018-06-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Hartford (Connecticut):

2018-06-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Burlington (Vermont):

2018-06-09 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in Westbrook (Maine):

2018-06-09 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-06-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM in Conroe (Texas), 3 killed:

2018-06-09 - Unknown creature, possibly a Cuvier's beaked whale, washes up dead at Dorob National Park (Namibia):

2018-06-09 - Two workers gassed to death in underground reservoir at school in Khardaha (India):

2018-06-09 - Four girls, 9, 9, 9 and 12, die in water-filled pothole in Rautahat (Nepal):

2018-06-09 - Boy, 12, found dead in swimming pool at condos in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-06-09 - Man, 26, found unconscious in bathroom, dies shortly later, in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-06-09 - Man found dead in MacArthur Park Lake in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-06-09 - Man, 23, found dead in the South Yuba River (California):

2018-06-09 - Man, 20, actor, found dead at home in Tarzana (California):

2018-06-09 - Man, 24, 82nd Airborne soldier, found dead in barracks at Fort Bragg (North Carolina):

Quote: "Pfc. Justin Kriska, 24, of Saint Louis, Missouri, was found dead in his barracks room Friday. Fort Bragg officials do not suspect foul play and the incident is under investigation."

2018-06-09 - Man found dead in the Harpeth River in Franklin (Tennessee):

2018-06-09 - Man, 26, found dead in the Cumberland River in Trousdale County (Tennessee):

2018-06-09 - Man found dead in the Trinity River south of downtown Dallas (Texas):

2018-06-09 - Man, 38, found dead in submerged car in the Brazos River near Waco (Texas):

2018-06-09 - Man, 24, found dead in the Broad River in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-06-09 - Man, 20, found dead in the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls (Minnesota):

2018-06-09 - Man found dead near the Missouri River in Council Bluffs (Iowa):

2018-06-09 - Man, 68, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, found dead in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Man in his 30s found dead near bicycle in Runfold (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Man, 35, drops dead outside home on Camden Street in Greenbank area in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-06-09 - Man, 43, has seizure and collapses on yacht near coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

Quote: "Coastguard crews were called to a yacht carrying a 43 year old man who had suffered a debilitating seizure this afternoon (Saturday). The unwell patient, a passenger on a 40 foot yacht from Portsmouth, collapsed after suffering a fit."

2018-06-09 - Tanker truck driver has 'medical emergency', truck plows through 11 vehicles, hits IHOP sign, in Spring (Texas), 5+ injured:

Quote: "Investigators believe the driver of an 18- wheeler may have either blacked out or had a medical emergency before his truck flew off Texas 249 and plowed into vehicles waiting at a traffic signal Saturday morning."

Quote: "Investigators said the driver of an 18-wheeler hauling a flammable liquid drove off the side of the tollway, narrowly missing a guard railing on 249 and plowing through saplings planted along the expressway before crashing into at least 11 vehicles on the feeder road on Spring-Cypress, before crashing into the IHOP sign."

2018-06-09 - Small plane crashes into homes and retention pond in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), 2 lightly injured:

2018-06-09 - Glider crashes in Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming), 2 killed:

2018-06-09 - Helicopter crashes into the Fox River in Oshkosh (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-06-09 - Tanker truck overturns into ditch on Parkville Street in Mountain Iron (Minnesota):

2018-06-09 - Tractor trailer blows tire, trailer separates, truck bursts into flame, on I-90 near Whitehall (Montana):

2018-06-09 - Dump truck and five cars crash on Route 8 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-06-09 - Utility truck veers across three lanes, hits pickup head-on, in Knoxville (Tennessee), 3 killed:

2018-06-09 - Pickup truck veers off road in the wee hours, crashes into tree, in Oshtemo Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-06-09 - Car veers across median, hits van head-on, in Lexington (Kentucky), 2 injured:

2018-06-09 - Two cars crash on Route 4 in Berwick (Maine), 4 killed, 4 injured:

2018-06-09 - Two cars crash on Highway 71 near Spicewood (Texas), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2018-06-09 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into building, in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 killed:

2018-06-09 - Car veers off road, hits tree, lands on greenbelt, in Austin (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-06-09 - Shark attacks and seriously injures man near Honolulu (Hawaii):

2018-06-09 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 60 people at political rally in La Loma (Colombia):

2018-06-09 - Building partially collapses in Washington (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-09 - School building collapses in Zaria (Nigeria), 3+ killed, 7 injured:

2018-06-09 - Hole opens in bridge over Green River gorge in Saluda (North Carolina):

2018-06-09 - Reality Report Round Two, with Guy McPherson from Belize:

2018-06-09 - Climate change indicated in forced migration of 1.7 million from the Mekong Delta:

2018-06-09 - '22 After', this is our future:

2018-06-09 - Volcano Fuego spews more lava in Guatemala:

2018-06-09 - Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Cherokee (Oklahoma):

2018-06-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Okeechobee (Florida):

2018-06-09 - Lightning strikes and kills man in Maumelle (Arkansas):

2018-06-09 - Lightning strike injures three people at Patterson Park in Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-06-09 - Storm revving up, could become hurricane and hit Texas:

2018-06-09 - Nipah outbreak kills 16 people in Kerala (India):


  1. Wait, so now POTHOLES filled with water are deadly? GEEZ!!
    Man, India is really having JJFH problems!

    Spain's third largest city endorses pro-Palestinian BDS, Podemos leader calls Israel a "criminal country"

    Humpback whale washes up on German beach

    It is extremely rare for dead whales to wash up on German shores. Sometimes dead seals and porpoises can be spotted along the coastline, but a humpback whale is an "absolute exception," Timo Moritz, head of science at the German Maritime Museum, said on Sunday. [more]

    Hell on Earth! Hawaii volcano eruptions will affect marine and wildlife for decades

    Unusual outburst of red sprites during storm over Europe, and cosmic ray mapping expands

    "I recorded more than 250 sprites in only 4.5 hours of observation! That's nearly as many as I typically see in the entire summer thunderstorm season." [more]

    Great Sitkin volcano in Alaska showing elevated quake activity, possible steam explosion

    The last known eruption of this stratovolcano took place in 1974. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Monday, 11 June 2018
    Italy shuts out migrants

    Italy shuts port to 629 rescued migrants

    Mr Salvini said on Sunday Italy was saying "no to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration". [more]

    Bilderberg exposed


    [~ 85 min. video and a 2nd ~ 27 min. video]

    Hawaii Kilauea Volcano: Explosions Continue to Plague Island Nearly 40 Days After Initial Eruption

    [this embedded article included]
    Alaska Volcano Observatory Issues YELLOW ALERT as Sitkin Volcano Suddenly Vents Steam and Gas! Mexico Also Issues YELLOW Alert for Popocatepetl

    Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore

    Trump arrives in Singapore on dark and steamy night for historic summit with Kim Jong-un

    Heavy Rainfall Has Increased by Up to 70 Percent in Parts of the U.S. Since the 1950s, and It Will Only Get Worse, Experts Say

    Boco Fire burns over 400 acres near Eagle, Colorado

    Hurricane "Bud' affecting southwestern Mexico, heading toward Baja California Sur

    Hurricane "Bud," the second hurricane of the 2018 East Pacific hurricane season, is strengthening off the southwest coast of Mexico and is expected to become a major hurricane today. Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible across much of southwestern Mexico. While this system is expected to remain offshore of the coast of Mexico during the next few days, landfall is expected somewhere along the southern tip of Baja California Sur over the coming weekend. [more]

    Six of the G7 Commit to Climate Action. Trump Wouldn’t Even Join Conversation.

    Trump skipped the formal climate discussions, had the U.S. negotiators promote fossil fuels instead, and then renounced the group's official communique. [more]

    There Is No Quick Fix for Climate Change

    A plan to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel sounds great in theory, but poses a number of problems. [more]

    [another stupid, senseless idea being bandied about]

    He's never seen anything like it in 12 years of patrolling - Watch as plane enters huge hailstorm

    [~ 5 min. video by MrMBB333]

  3. News Links, June 11, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Will The Real Global Economy Please Stand Up
    Check out the charts. I only hope decline is go graceful, but it's likely world governments will aggravate the situation. -- RF

    The Gently Rotting Debt-Ridden EU

    Argentina Wins $50 Billion in IMF Backing to Bolster Economy

    Lazard CEO Says Crypto Shows Reserve Status Isn't Assured for the U.S. Dollar

    New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

    Humans Need Not Apply: AI to Take Over Customer Service Jobs

    Cryptocurrencies Losing Real Money to 51% Attacks

    Bitcoin Dives Below $7,000 Extending Losses Following $40 Million Hack

    China, Russia Solidify Growing Eastern Bloc as Trump Rattles G-7

    Putin and Xi top the G6+1

    All remaining ISIS resistance zones in Syria are in US-controlled areas – Russian MoD

    OPEC Set To Reject Iran's Plea For U.S. Sanctions Discussion
    "It's crazy and astonishing to see instruction coming from Washington to Saudi to act and replace a shortfall of Iran's export due to their Illegal sanction on Iran and Venezuela," Kazempour said.

    Striking UPS Workers Will Disrupt Business Nationwide With Largest US Walkout In Decades (US)

    Goldman Sachs: Solar industry heading for a downturn after major Chinese policy shift

    Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies
    Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to oil projects, as politicians visit Beijing to publicise bidding process
    Putin supports idea of building oil, gas pipelines from Russia to China via Mongolia

    You're eating microplastics in ways you don't even realise

    The best way to save the planet? Drop meat and dairy [bullshit]

    The once pristine waters of Antarctica now contain plastic fibers

    Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic': WWF
    As Lyme goes global, a new book sees it as 'first epidemic of climate change'

    Cuba says cause of illness in U.S. diplomats remains a mystery

    World population to peak by 2055: report
    The UN forecast was never realistic because it ignores energy reality. But even the Deutsche Bank prediction of 8.7 billion humans in 2055 is doubtful. War, famine, and disease will thin the human population before then. -- RF [not thin, eliminate!]

    This Is the Week that the Drone Surveillance State Became Real
    Not only do local police now have access to drones, but footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analyzed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.

    Zuck'd Again: Facebook Shared Sensitive User Info Via "Secretive" Data Deals

    Why Bringing Assange Home Would Be The Best Possible Thing For Australia

    Fact-Checking the "Fact-Checkers": Snopes & Politifact Said I'm a Big Fat Liar, But Let's Look at THEIR "Facts" [Snopes = BS]

    New Study: Climate Change Could Be the Ultimate Civilization Killer ["could be?" IS!!]

    The Government WILL Take Your Supplies: Venezuela is Seizing Cattle and Inventory

    Japan's First-Quarter Economic Contraction Worse Than Forecast

    China is in Trouble [EVERYONE is in trouble]

    [UK] High street delivers worst performance in 12 years as retail crisis deepens
    Sales down 2.2% in May despite the royal wedding, warm weather and two bank holidays

    Teenage suicides in London rise by 107% - more than four times national rate, new figures reveal

    All UK mussels contain plastic and other contaminants, study finds

    U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

    Denver Cops Shut Down Lemonade Stand Run by Boys, Ages 4 and 6

    Beware Former Central Bankers Telling You to Work More

    Update on the Fed's QE Unwind

    Ben Bernanke: The US Economy Is Going To Go Off The Cliff In 2020

    All US Homes Are Overvalued

    Median Income Has Gone Nowhere Since Recession

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  5. I see on the weather map that you, Jonny, Mike and Fran are all "enjoying" some serious heat. It's supposed to make its way to PA by later this week (upper 80's to low 90's predicted). Been cool so far this spring (only a handful of hot days) - it's going down to the low 50's tonight here in SE PA.

    Crisis at US National Archives: A lot of key records are missing

    2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act. The new law also included updates clarifying "the responsibilities of federal government officials when using non-government email systems" and empowering "the National Archives to safeguard original and classified records from unauthorized removal." Additionally, it gives the Archivist of the United States the final authority in determining just what is a government record.

    And yet the accumulation of recent congressional testimony has made it clear that the Obama administration itself engaged in the wholesale destruction and "loss" of tens of thousands of government records covered under the act as well as the intentional evasion of the government records recording system by engaging in private email exchanges. So far, former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Lynch and several EPA officials have been named as offenders. The IRS suffered record "losses" as well. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy called it "an unauthorized private communications system for official business for the patent purpose of defeating federal record-keeping and disclosure laws." [more]

    Havana whodunnit: US military strategists wonder who financed new spy radar base in Cuba

    According to a new surveillance report from The Diplomat, exclusive satellite imagery from March 2017 to May 2018 reveals a newly expanded "signals intelligence" military facility near Bejucal, Cuba.

    The report focuses on a massive radome sitting on top of an elevated concrete mounting structure. From satellite imagery, the structure looks like a giant golf ball, but it is actually a protective dome housing a super sophisticated radar antenna inside. As mentioned by The Diplomat, this radome is the first of its kind among the various spy antennas at Bejucal, which have been used to intercept electronic communications, ballistic missile monitoring, and tracking of satellites from the United States.

    The most perplexing question American military strategists are now asking: who the hell provided the financing to build a new spy base in this third world country? [more; lemme guess, China!]

    Flash flooding hits Guadalajara, Mexico - Passengers had to swim out of rail cars

    A strong storm struck Guadalajara, Jalisco, yesterday producing flash flooding that affected several parts of the city, including the light rail system from which scores of people had to be rescued.

    Water up to four meters deep flooded the Dermatológico station on line 1 and trapped about 40 people inside the carriages of a stationary train.

    Civil Protection personnel, firefighters and local residents all contributed to the rescue efforts.

    In a video that was live-streamed on Facebook by one stranded passenger, people could be seen waist-deep in water and a distressed baby can be heard crying. In another video, passengers were attempting to swim to safety.

    Fallen trees also blocked Vallarta avenue in both directions between Rafael Sanzio and Independencia streets and shut down other roads in the Jalisco capital. [more]

    [last bit below]

  6. Small earthquake hits western North Carolina with a 'loud boom'

    'Upside-down rainbow' seen in Newcastle, UK sky

    Lightning bolt kills 3 at hockey match in Odisha, India

    Lightning killed three persons during a hockey match at Sagbahal village in Talsara police limits, nearly 80km from here, on Sunday.

    The three, all in their 20s, are among the seven persons killed in lightning strikes across the state on Sunday. Other than the hockey players, three were killed in Balasore and one in Mayurbhanj. [more]

    Lightning strike burns house down in Scotland

    [is that metal roofing on the house?]

    A lightning strike set a house on fire which went on to destroy the property near Glasgow.

    Global cooling: Summer solstice is approaching, but snow has piled up across the US Northwest this weekend

    [it's not GLOBAL if it's only in one area]

    Several inches of snow fell across Idaho and Montana over the weekend, turning places like Big Sky Resort and Glacier National Park into a winter wonderland in spite of the calendar. [more]

    Global cooling: Areas of British Columbia receive up to 15 inches of snow in JUNE

    Anti-coal mine activist Suresh Oraon shot dead In Jharkhand, India

    The Path Of Humiliation Has Been Taken

    This week is the decade's culmination in epic hubris

    Today the casino is shrugging off the aftermath of the G7 circus, which sets up the rest of the most important week of the year. This week culminates the biggest short squeeze since October 2008. Except far bigger

    1) Separated-at-birth despot reunion, Singapore, Tuesday

    2) FOMC (Wed.), ECB (Thurs.), BOJ (Fri.)

    3) UK Brexit vote (Wed.)

    Don't expect the end of the week to be like the beginning [more]

    Firefighter fatality in Texas

    Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., a firefighter assigned to the Scenic Loop Complex of Fires in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, suffered a medical emergency and passed away June 10. He was flown by helicopter to receive medical treatment and was stabilized before being placed on a medical airplane to Odessa to receive further treatment. While in flight he passed away. [more]