Monday, June 11, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-10

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: Fires And Explosions

2018-06-10 - Small plane bursts into flame then crashes and burns in field in Monroe (Wisconsin), all 4 aboard killed:

Quote: "A witness in Monroe heard the single-engine Cessna 182T lose power and saw the plane descending with flames coming from the aircraft, WEAU said."

Quote: "A plane that took off from Kenosha had flames coming from it as it tried to land at the Monroe Municipal Airport, Green County Sheriff Mark Rohloff said Sunday afternoon, citing witnesses who saw the plane go down."

Note: This is the 90th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-10 - One of the two women who went up in flames at restaurant dies, in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "One of the woman burned in a restaurant fire last month in north Wichita has died, according to her son.  Angel Reyes said his mother Rosa Martinez died from her injuries. The fire happened at Rostizeria Los Reyes restaurant in the 500 block of W. 21st Street. According to authorities, the officer found a woman on fire and patted her down in order to extinguish the flames. Once the fire was out, the woman told the officer her sister was inside the restaurant and also on fire. The police officer had to break the glass in the door to get inside the locked restaurant and rescue the second woman. Both women went to an area hospital with second and third degree burns."

Note: This event was mentioned in the 2018-05-11 update...

2018-06-10 - Mysterious explosions continue in the US and the UK:

2018-06-10 - Hotel destroyed by huge fire in Falfurrias (Texas):

2018-06-10 - Landfill fire breaks out in Sevier County (Tennessee):

2018-06-10 - Wildfire explodes in size to 16,766 acres near Durango (Colorado):

Quote: "Nearly 700 more homes were evacuated Sunday morning as the 416 Fire burning north of Durango, Colorado nearly doubled in size overnight, La Plata County officials said in their latest update as firefighters continue to attack the blaze in southwest Colorado. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for homes in several nearby towns. At least 675 homes are affected by the new evacuations. Officials are asking residents to leave the area as soon as possible."

2018-06-10 - Three cars destroyed by fire just after 3 AM while parked at home in Mesquite (Nevada):

2018-06-10 - Home flattened by explosion, two more homes heavily damaged, in East Cleveland (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-10 - Cabin home explodes and burns at 1 AM in coastal Brinnon (Washington), 5 killed:

Quote: "Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly said Sunday evening that there were a total of five people killed in this explosion and fire."

Note: These are the 147th and 148th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-06-10 - Wildfire grows to 2,956 acres in Tehama County (California):

2018-06-10 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations in coastal Cole Harbour (Canada):

2018-06-10 - Boat, pickup tuck, car, motorcycle, two golf carts and shed go up in flames at home in Oronoco (Minnesota):

Quote: "Sgt. Long said there was a 2016 Dodge pickup, a 1990 Lund Boat and Trailer, a 1999 Cadillac Seville, two golf carts, and a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle inside the shed."

2018-06-10 - Boat bursts into flame on the River Trent in Stoke Bardolph (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Boat bursts into flame at Ungoofaaru Island (Maldives), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 512th, 513th and 514th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in Lynton Cross near coastal Ilfracombe (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Changi Coast Road in coastal Singapore:

Note: These are the 367th and 368th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-06-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in El Paso County (Texas), then two big rigs crash:

Quote: "An official with Socorro Police told ABC-7 a semi truck heading west caught fire. The driver stopped and exited the truck to detach the the cabin from the trailer. At that same time, a second truck driver heading east on I-10 pulled over to 'observe' the fire, Socorro Police said. A third truck driver, also heading east on I-10, rear-ended the second semi truck on the side of the road observing the fire, Socorro Police added."

2018-06-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 near Chelyan (West Virginia):

2018-06-10 - Tractor bursts into flame on Field Road in High Ham, Langport (Britain):

Note: These are the 1172nd, 1173rd and 1174th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-10 - Van bursts into flame at 5:45 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Newark (Ohio):

2018-06-10 - Van bursts into flame on highway near coastal Marsa on the island of Malta:

2018-06-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Lott Road near Citronelle (Alabama):

2018-06-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at health center in coastal Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2018-06-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on County Road 40 near Quinte West (Canada):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame just before 1 AM while parked at business in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame and burns woman on I-70 in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame at convenience store in Cadiz (Kentucky):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on Huntsville Avenue in Springdale (Arkansas):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on street in Abilene (Texas):

2018-06-10 - Two cars go up in flames at 1:03 AM while parked on Brentford Avenue in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on Portland Road in coastal Worthing (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on the A380 near coastal Teignmouth (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on Osborne Grove in Bolton (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 near Atherstone (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Coleshill (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Chesterfield (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame on Old Malton Road in Staxton (Britain):

Quote: "Old Malton Road, Staxton Time of call: 11:32 A crew from Sherburn have extinguished a car fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel."

2018-06-10 - Car bursts into flame at 11:07 PM on Newport Road in Hardmead (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 10 June, 11.07pm Car fire, Newport Road, Hardmead. One appliance and crew from Newport Pagnell attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-06-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Charleston Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-10 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-06-10 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Placerita Canyon Road in Santa Clarita (California):

Quote: "The motorcyclist was driving down the 14 Freeway when 'someone flagged the motorcyclist down, saying his bike was on fire,' according to Sheriff’s deputies on scene."

2018-06-10 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 6:06 AM on Aylesby Lane in Aylesby (Britain):

Quote: "Aylesby Lane, Aylesby. Sun 10 Jun 2018 06:06 (No:11443) Motorcycle on fire. One hose reel jet in use."

2018-06-10 - 17 motorcycles destroyed by fire at shop in coastal Balik Pulau on Penang Island (Malaysia):

2018-06-10 - Cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Chickamauga (Georgia):

Quote: "The chief says there were cars inside at the time which 'never makes it easier.'"

2018-06-10 - Car, RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire, home heavily damaged, near Hamlin Lake in Hamlin Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The fire destroyed the garage, a car, and a camper, and severely damaged the house."

2018-06-10 - Auto storage business and resale store heavily damaged by fire in Charleston (Illinois):

Quote: "Fire heavily damaged a resale store and auto storage business on the north side of Charleston on Sunday evening."

2018-06-10 - Barn and 1000 bales of hay destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Page County (Virginia):

2018-06-10 - Barn destroyed by fire in Florence (Texas):

2018-06-10 - Barn heavily damaged by fire in Longmont (Colorado):

Quote: "A homeowner returning from a camping trip said they noticed flames and smoke coming from the barn shortly after turning on an air conditioner inside of it."

2018-06-10 - Barn destroyed by fire on West Guernsey Lake Road in Barry County (Michigan):

2018-06-10 - Barn goes up in flames near Croxton Lane in Middlewich (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Hospital damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Building destroyed by fire near home in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2018-06-10 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM near Live Oak (Florida), nobody there:

2018-06-10 - Home damaged by garage fire in Deep Creek area in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2018-06-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:40 AM in Calgary (Canada):

2018-06-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:11 AM along Black Lake near Campti (Louisiana), nobody there:

2018-06-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in Jackson (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-06-10 - Home destroyed by fire just before 3 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-06-10 - Home destroyed by fire in Henderson (Nevada):

2018-06-10 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

2018-06-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Nashua (New Hampshire), 2 injured:

2018-06-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

2018-06-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Adelphi (Maryland):

2018-06-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-06-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 7:15 AM in Maryland Heights suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-06-10 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-06-10 - Deadly fire burns home in Beckley (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-06-10 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:30 AM in Brookfield (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-06-10 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:46 AM in Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-06-10 - Vacant home burns in Scranton (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-10 - Vacant home burns in Kanata (Canada):

2018-06-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Island Street in the Mahanoy Plane section of Gilberton (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-10 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead near Graal-M├╝ritz (Germany):

Quote: "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."

2018-06-10 - Five college students die in pond in Mahisagar (India):

2018-06-10 - Two girls, 10-13, die in pond in Kannarpalayam (India):

2018-06-10 - Three children found dead in pond in Faridpur (Bangladesh):

2018-06-10 - Firefighter, man, 42, has 'medical emergency' while fighting wildfire, dies shortly later, near Fort Davis (Texas):

Quote: "A Weatherford (west of Dallas/Fort Worth) Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty after operating at firefighting operations in West Texas. Firefighter Richard ‘Andy’ Loller, Jr. suffered a medical emergency while performing wildland firefighting operations in West Texas. He was flown by helicopter to receive medical treatment and was stabilized before he was placed in a medical airplane to Odessa. While in the flight to Odessa, Loller Jr. passed away."

2018-06-10 - Boy, 17, athlete, dies after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool at Moody Air Force Base (Georgia):

2018-06-10 - Man, 73, has 'medical issue' while swimming in Smith Mountain Lake and dies, near Moneta (Virginia):

Quote: "According to witnesses, Andrew Garland Smith Jr. was in the water when he had a medical emergency, Young said. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

2018-06-10 - Man, 61, drops dead during triathlon in Ada Township, near Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "A 61-year-old California man died while competing in the Grand Rapids Triathlon, organizers confirmed."

2018-06-10 - Man, 55, swimming coach, has heart attack and drops dead in Lewiston (Maine):

Quote: "Tom Manduca, head coach for the Twin Cities Swim Team, died Friday. According to Maine Swimming, the organization that oversees competitive swimming in Maine, Manduca had a heart attack. He was 55."

2018-06-10 - Man, 35, found dead under bridge in Harlingen (Texas):

2018-06-10 - Person found dead in field in Dallas (Texas):

2018-06-10 - Man, 21, found dead in Jacobs Creek in Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-10 - Man found dead in pond in Warren Township (Ohio):

2018-06-10 - Man, 71, found dead along trail at John Boyd Thacher State Park (New York):

2018-06-10 - Man, 29, found dead in the Colorado River near Parachute (Colorado):

2018-06-10 - Man, 55, found dead in St. Louis (Missouri), 4700 feet from the Mississippi River:

Quote: "Police tell Fox 2 that the death is listed as suspicious at this time because of the unknown manner of death."

2018-06-10 - Man in his 30s found dead in Mill Creek near Clifton (Ohio):

2018-06-10 - Woman, 52, drops dead near intersection in Moberly (Missouri):

2018-06-10 - Man found dead in the Coeur d'Alene River in Kingston (Idaho):

2018-06-10 - Man, 62, drops dead at Brookwood Apartments in Bibb County (Georgia):

2018-06-10 - Man, 19, falls off hotel and dies before 4 AM in coastal Ayia Napa on the island of Cyprus (Greece), possible toppler:

2018-06-10 - Man, 50, found dead in canal in Rajbari (Bangladesh):

2018-06-10 - Man, musician, suddenly sickens and dies in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2018-06-10 - Man, 55, has 'medical condition', tractor trailer veers across median and crashes off road, on I-70 in Springfield Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of a Peterbilt Semi suffered a medical condition which caused a crash on eastbound I-70 between State Routes 72 and 41 Sunday night, according to a press release."

2018-06-10 - Man, 64, has 'medical problem', car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Grand Rapids (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Based on witness accounts and lack of significant damage to the vehicle, police believe that a medical problem caused the crash."

2018-06-10 - US Air Force F-15C fighter jet crashes into the ocean off Okinawa (Japan), pilot ejects:

2018-06-10 - Seaplane goes missing after taking off from coastal Sitka (Alaska):

2018-06-10 - Small plane crashes in Raglan (Britain), 2 killed:

2018-06-10 - Small plane crashes into field near airport in Eccles (Britain), 1 injured:

2018-06-10 - Small plane crashes in Kfar Baruch (Israel), 1 injured:

2018-06-10 - Van crashes into ravine, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Hopland (California), 2 injured:

2018-06-10 - SUV veers off road, crashes into the Saugatuck River, in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2018-06-10 - Pickup truck crashes into ditch just after 11 PM, bursts into flame, near Winnsboro (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-06-10 - Car hits tractor trailer head-on at 11:30 PM, fire erupts, on I-85 near Salisbury (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-06-10 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Greece (New York), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-06-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into parked car, in Balaklava (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "They are investigating whether a medical episode contributed to the crash."

2018-06-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into sign, bursts into flame, in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-06-10 - Car crashes at 1:40 AM in the Town of Three Lakes (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-10 - Motorcycle veers off road, crashes into trees, in Casco (Maine), near Sebago Lake, 1 killed:

Quote: "They said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors and that evidence gathered at the scene suggests Charest may have suffered a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of his bike."

2018-06-10 - Bear attacks and kills woman, injures 7 people, in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2018-06-10 - Sinkhole opens along road in Centurion (South Africa):

2018-06-10 - Church building collapses in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-06-10 - Highway buckles in St. Clair County (Illinois), 19 vehicles damaged:

2018-06-10 - Three-story building collapses in Galemandi (India):

2018-06-10 - Two-story building collapses in Bhopal (India):

2018-06-10 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in coastal Naples (Florida):

2018-06-10 - Boy, 12, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in Rochester (Minnesota):

2018-06-10 - Girl, 10, has 'medical emergency' near coastal Stinson Beach (California):

Quote: "A 16-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition during the Dipsea Race near Stinson Beach Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported. A CHP helicopter responded to the beach in Marin County and transported the girl, who was having a medical emergency, to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek."

2018-06-10 - Man collapses during run, goes into cardiac arrest, near River Tyne bridge in Newcastle (Britain):

Quote: "The male, whose age is unknown, was resuscitated at the scene, on the south side of the Scotswood Bridge, by a paramedic after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest. He was taken to the Freeman Hospital, in Newcastle, for treatment shortly after 4pm on Saturday."

2018-06-10 - Person goes out on kayak and goes missing on the Haw River in Alamance County (North Carolina):

2018-06-10 - Volcano Kilauea erupts again and belches some ash in Hawaii, lava flows into the ocean, freezing rain ensues:

Quote: "A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea Volcano on Sunday sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said."

Quote: "Lava fountains from a fissure in the volcano reached as high as 180 feet (55 meters) from Saturday night into Sunday, pushing flows of molten rock into the ocean, it said."

Quote: "The Hawaii volcano eruption has triggered a shock event that has left experts baffled, with one meteorologist admitting he has 'never seen this before,' after the explosive lava caused a winter freeze blast."

Quote: "Lava is entering into the ocean that is creating a lot of steam. As that steam rises up it cools and falls back down as freezing rain and fog. I have never seen this before. This has sparked a winter weather warning for above 12,000 ft. There are ice on the roadways so this is creating dangerous conditions."

2018-06-10 - Great Sitkin Volcano rumbling on Great Sitkin Island (Alaska), possible steam explosion:

2018-06-10 - Unusual magnitude 3.9 earthquake shakes northern Britain:

2018-06-10 - Magnitude 2.6 earthquake strikes near Hays (North Carolina):

2018-06-10 - Earth's dismal water future, mapped:

2018-06-10 - 'Upside-down rainbow' seen in Newcastle (Britain):

2018-06-10 - Suicides have increased in the US by 25 percent since 1999:


  1. An exploding home makes quite a splash as a banner pic! Geez.

    How you doin', Jonny? I woke up to 49 degree temperature outside. It's a little off for this time of year here, but it certainly doesn't indicate global cooling!

    I have a feeling that everything's going to go downhill after the summer solstice. I hope i'm wrong.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.11.18 Marine Heat Waves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism s Threat to Life [~ 34.5 min. video]

    NOAA: U.S. smashes a 124-year warm record for May after Warm records also smashed in the UK, Western Europe and Scandinavia

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018
    Trump and Kim sign 'historic' document

    Trump & Kim sign ‘historic’ document following talks in Singapore

    The contents of the document have not been disclosed so far, but Trump said that he will hold a press conference on the matter later in the day. [more]

    19-month-old daughter of skier Bode Miller drowns in pool

    [no details]

    US Steel planning to add more than 800 jobs this year

    David Burritt, president and CEO of U.S. Steel, told CNBC that his company plans to add approximately 800 new jobs this year at a plant in Illinois.

    That's not including the additional jobs that will be created throughout the community as a result of the reopening of the facility. Burritt credited President Donald Trump tariffs as a "great first step" in making this happen. [more]

    [oh boy, unemployment will go to zero with this news!]

    Kilauea Volcano Update: USGS Maps, Photos Show How Lava Coverage Has Expanded

    Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow [more]

    Conservative scholar ‘stunned by the lack of morality in Congress’ over EPA chief Pruitt

    Pruitt hangs onto EPA job by bad-mouthing Sessions to Trump. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Pruitt Ordered Staff to Delay FOIA Requests, Top House Dem Says

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt directed staff to delay or withhold the release of requested public records relating to his scandal-ridden tenure at the agency, according to the top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    "Your actions are particularly troubling in light of multiple reports that you have retaliated against EPA staff who disclose waste, fraud and abuse," Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland wrote in letter to Pruitt Monday.

    In the letter, Pruitt's former aides told Cummings' staff that the EPA boss appeared to be intentionally slowing down Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses for records related to the administrator, and directed staff not to respond until requests from the Obama administration had been completed. [more]

    Oregon's plan to save a protected species is to kill California sea lions

    [the "wise ape" human solution]

    US Steel planning to add more than 800 jobs this year

    Burritt says the move will not only create 800 jobs at his company, but additional jobs throughout the community. [more]

    [oh boy, unemployment will hit ZERO with this news!]

    [ok, maybe not]
    Rolls-Royce, preparing to cut thousands of jobs, says engine problem has spread

    Britain's Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said a costly compressor problem that had grounded Boeing planes had now been found in a different type of engine, compounding pressures on a group that is due to cut more than 4,000 jobs this week. [more; most of the job cuts will be in Britain, but they have 50,000 employees in 50 countries, according to the article.]

    War On Cryptocurrencies: Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup And Capital One Have Banned Their Customers From Buying Bitcoin With Credit Cards

    Are we in the calm before the storm? 25 days since the last major quake continuing worrying trend as they began to dry up at an alarming rate

    Global Markets Are Saying "Fuck Trump"

    It's not just De Niro, global markets have lost all confidence in Bozo the Clown...

    Aside from Go Daddy gamblers and hedge funds getting squeezed, global stocks, oil, crypto, real estate, industrials, banks, yield stocks, Emerging Markets, and even the sectors Trump says he's making great again, are all saying the same thing [more]

    [see the many charts, all indicating falling stock prices]

  3. Wish it'd get down to 49F here - been pretty frickin' hot! Blew past the heat record by 4 degrees one day. (Previous record 91F, new record 95F.) So far, spring is feeling like summer in these here parts. Time to hit the pool? Heh, nah!

  4. Now, you know that dying in a pool or in water is RARE - well, except for the fact that it happens every day, anymore . ..

    Brown bear chases fisherman to death in icy river in Kamchatka Krai, Russia

    The bear retreated at first, but then came back and chased Sergey first up the hill, and then down into the river.

    He tried swimming across the river to reach a rope thrown by the other fisherman but he was overcome by the current and cold and was swept downstream. [more]

    Global cooling: 'Very unusual' June snowfall in Glennallen, Alaska - Up to 8 inches

    "The lodge sits above 3,000 feet, high enough that June snows aren't out of the ordinary. The first week in June it's not unlikely for us to get an inch of snow," Fimpel said. "But this much snow [a foot] is very unusual." [more; not global - one town in the mountains of Alaska]

    Changing atmosphere: Red sprites and a blue jet seen above Europe's stormy skies

    Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees are suddenly dying after thousands of years

    [they never had to breathe a toxic atmosphere til now]

    A startlingly high percentage of the oldest, largest baobabs in Africa have died within the last 12 years, scientists report today in the journal Nature Plants. [more]

  5. early evening edition

    Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys up to 700 homes, and there's no end in sight

    Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has destroyed about 600 to 700 homes since it began flowing early last month and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon, officials said Monday.

    Punctuating that point, Kilauea again erupted early Tuesday with a blast similar to a series of explosions that have sent towering columns of ash high above the island. A 5.3-magnitude earthquake accompanied the latest eruption. [more]

    Tesla to cut thousands of jobs in bid to become profitable

    "The layoffs may help them to achieve profitability in the near-term but not sustain it." [more; hey, more short-term thinking!]

    [Hero time-out]
    Navajo code talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies at age 94

    Holiday joined the Corps in 1943 at 19. After that, he served in World War II until 1945, becoming part of a special unit that used the Navajo language to communicate secret messages about troops, tactics and other orders.
    The code the team created was indecipherable to the enemy and a key factor in the American military victories at Iwo Jima, Saipan, and several other major battles in the Pacific theater.

    Fewer than 10 code talkers are still alive

    After the war, Holiday returned to the Navajo Reservation.

    [that right there is a cultural wtf moment, isn't it?!]

    In 1982, President Ronald Reagan awarded Holiday and the other code talkers with a Certificate of Recognition and declared August 14 "Navajo Code Talkers Day." [more]

    [and from our All In A Day's Work segment]
    Illinois police officer saves child running along busy road

    [short video]

    Top 10 sources of alternative media list (guess who came in the #2 spot?)

    [some guy from some website posts his top 11 list . .]

    Target practise?[sic] Asteroid LV3 will be 35th asteroid this year to flyby Earth at 1 lunar distance

    This near-Earth object has an estimated diameter between 13 and 30 m (42 - 98 feet) and it belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered at Pan-STARRS 2, Haleakala on June 11, 4 days before its close approach. [more]

    Hurricane watch: Another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

    Hurricane forecasters are watching another blob of showers and thunderstorms in what's turning out to be a messy start to the Atlantic hurricane season. [more]

    Major Hurricane Bud threatens western Mexico with rainfall on areas already flooded

    Bud became the second major hurricane of the season in the East Pacific basin on Monday morning, less than a week since former Hurricane Aletta passed over similar areas. [more; can you say CROP DAMAGE, children?]

    Global cooling: June snow at Showdown and other parts of Montana

    [right, a couple towns in the entire state get a trace amount of snow and it's GLOBAL]

    Global cooling: Rare snowfall for Santiago, Chile

    A rare dusting of snow has fallen in Chile's capital, Santiago.
    [oh come on . .]

    [more below]

  6. [THIS, however, is BIG]
    SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

    [~ 27.5 min. video summary]

    Mile-wide volcanic front, 230 ft lava geyser seen in stunning Hawaii aerial footage

    [wow, and I think tornados are bad, GEEZ!]

    The USGS notes that an estimated 4008.2 million cubic feet of lava has saturated the Eastern side of the Big Island - which would fill 45,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, or 11 million dump trucks - enough to cover Manhattan Island up to a depth of six feet. [more; holy SHIT!]

    [this just in from our What A Way To Go! dept.]
    Rare river sinkhole opens up and creates whirlpool, leads to man's death at Saddler Falls, Arkansas

    A kayaker bypassed a part of an Arkansas scenic river known as Dead Man's Curve during a weekend trip, but a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool along his alternate channel and dragged him to his death. [more]

    Broken relationships are the root of the suicide epidemic

    [no, it's poor posture . . no wait - not enough calcium]

    France's beekeepers accuse Bayer-Monsanto of tainting honey with toxic glyphosate

    [get used to this saying: Bayer doesn't care!]

    The making of American stupid: Agricultural chemicals found to lower children's IQ

    [aw, come on nah, we don' need no steeeeekin' edjikashin!]

    Demons really are possessing people, warns psychiatrist

    An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there's a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation.

    Dr. Richard Gallagher, who boasts degrees from both Princeton University and Yale University, says that, despite conflicting opinions within mainstream medical science, demonic possession is both real and rampant. [more; wool, YEAH!]

    [continued below]

  7. Haunted? Three year old child's terrifying 'imaginary mum'

    Meet Ruby, 3, who either has an extremely vivid imagination or is being haunted by a pregnant teen ghost. The little girl's description of her imaginary friend (who, frankly, sounds more like a trapped spirit from another era) was tweeted on Monday by actress Natalie Morales.

    Morales was rightfully scared by Ruby's "imaginary mum, Grateful." The child details many frightening specifics about her so-called friend: "Her yellow eyelashes mean she can see in the dark - she only comes to see me at night-time. It scares me sometimes, but I always want her to come back. She has two babies in her belly. She's 14, but can never have a birthday."
    [more; nyaaaaah-aaaaaaaaaaaah! (see comment)]

    Buffalo Fire causes evacuations near Silverthorne, Colo.

    Fire north of Durango continues westward expansion

    The wildfire with the odd name, “416” [uhm, sir? that's EVEN], continues to be very active especially on the west side. Over the past two days it has grown two miles closer to Durango, Colorado on the south side and is now seven miles from the north edge of the city, covering a total of 23,378 acres.

    The west side of the 416 Fire has been the location of most of the activity recently where it has spread seven miles west of Highway 550 and to within six miles of another blaze, the 2,337-acre Burro Fire. [more]

    Countdown To Implosion

    [the charts speak for themselves]

    The Last Emperor. Has No Clothes.

    I just watched a sordid documentary about Trump's kingmaker, Roger Stone, proving that all it takes for democracy to fail is widespread nihilism, cynicism, and ignorance. The demagogue figures out what the mob wants to hear and works backwards to the podium...
    While intending to profile Trump's controversial kingmaker Roger Stone, the film inadvertently documents the process by which the Republican party descended into depravity by becoming the party of hate, war, and unbounded greed. Cloaked in the artifice of Christian family values.

    Interestingly, I used to be extremely conservative, especially on economic issues. I had been brainwashed by business school. Over time however, as I compared economic reality to the textbook fantasy I had been taught, I eventually came to realize that modern conservatism is merely Ayn Randian fiction: The inversion of morality from altruism to self-interest leading to an imbalanced cycle of greed and collapse which will terminate in anarchy. Those who never grow out of this zero sum Lord of the Flies mentality are the ones who never really grow up. Enter Trump, who exhibits the behavior and literacy of a petulant child. The hand-picked sock puppet of Roger Stone. [more]

    Mapping Climate Change Impacts to the World Ocean

    In total, human caused climate change impacts the oceans through four major mechanism [sic]: warming temperature, loss of ocean oxygen, acidification, and sea level rise. [more]

    Sky Anomalies / Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser / Mystery Object over WA

    [~ 11.75 min. MrMBB333 video]