Thursday, June 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-13

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

2018-06-13 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars burn, fire gets huge, in Witney (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, 6,000 tons of scrap metal burns, in Hailsham (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency crews are continuing to tackle a fire involving six thousand tonnes of scrap metal in Hailsham. 55 firefighters have been battling the blaze at the Diplocks Industrial Estate."

2018-06-13 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, scrap metal and cars burn, in Lawrence (Kansas):

Quote: "The fire was confined to a giant pile of compacted cars and other scrap metal outside."

2018-06-13 - Recycling center hit by fire, plastic recyclables burn, in DeWitt (New York):

2018-06-13 - Recycling center hit by fire, 200 tons of waste burn, on River Road in Barking (Britain):

2018-06-13 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-06-13 - Tanker ship 'Nu-Shi Nalini' damaged by explosion and fire near coastal Kochi (India), 1 killed:

Quote: "A young man was killed when an Indian merchant vessel, MV Nalini, caught fire 14.5 nautical miles southwest off Kochi on Wednesday. Though the Navy and coast guard doused the fire and airlifted the mariner, Yogesh Kanji Solanki, 29, of Daman and Diu, doctors at the Medical Trust Hospital here declared him dead on arrival."

Note: This is the 517th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-13 - Bizarre 'mutant' fish with bird-like head caught in Guiyang (China):

Quote: "Images of a bizarre fish sporting, what looks to be, the head of a pigeon is raising eyebrows online after it was caught in China. Reeled in by a fisherman near the Chinese city of Guiyang, the creepy looking sea creature looks like a cross between a tuna and a city pigeon."

Note: Possible fish-bird genetic chimera...

2018-06-13 - Transformer bursts into flame at 4:57 AM on Mere Lane in Pickmere (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 127 in Somerset Township (Michigan):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 82 in Starkville (Mississippi):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near Ottawa (Kansas):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 near Frankfort (Kentucky):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Laurel (Maryland):

2018-06-13 - Semi tractor, SUV and shop go up in flames in Scottsbluff (Nebraska):

2018-06-13 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame two days in a row near Coweta (Oklahoma):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Highway 27 near Matamata (New Zealand):

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway between Hyderabad and Bangalore (India):

2018-06-13 - Tractor bursts into flame on Pitney Hill in Pitney, Langport (Britain):

Note: These are the 1188th-1197th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-13 - Dump truck and pallets go up in flames at warehouse near Hialeah (Florida):

Quote: "According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, firefighters arrived at the scene to find a dump truck and several wooden pallets engulfed in flames."

2018-06-13 - RV and tow vehicle destroyed by fire on I-25 near Trinidad (Colorado):

2018-06-13 - RV bursts into flame on Eel River bridge on US 101 near Rio Dell (California):

2018-06-13 - RV bursts into flame on Route 135 in Plainview (New York):

2018-06-13 - RV bursts into flame at home in Cosby (Tennessee):

Note: These are the 274th, 275th, 276th and 277th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-13 - Van bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 89A near Cottonwood (Arizona):

2018-06-13 - SUV bursts into flame while being towed, on I-90 near Avon (Ohio):

Quote: "Crenshaw said the battery was not hooked up in the vehicle, and was unsure how the fire started."

2018-06-13 - In separate incidents, on consecutive days, two pickup trucks go up in flames while parked in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2018-06-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire damaged two homes, in Cottonwood (Arizona):

2018-06-13 - Car bursts into flame at auto parts business in Roanoke (Virginia):

2018-06-13 - Car bursts into flame on street in Apopka (Florida):

2018-06-13 - Car bursts into flame at 3:42 AM on Barrack Road in coastal Christchurch (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Chudleigh (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Car bursts into flame in Over Stowey, Bridgwater (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Romford (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Walmart in Richmond Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 15 in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2018-06-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A11 in Abington (Britain):

2018-06-13 - RV trailer explodes in Lone Tree (North Dakota):

2018-06-13 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at business in coastal Dennis (Massachusetts):

2018-06-13 - SUV and garage go up in flames at home in Billings (Montana), nobody there:

2018-06-13 - Auto shop damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Birmingham (Alabama), nobody there:

2018-06-13 - Auto shop and vehicles go up in flames, fire gets huge, homes evacuated, in Pontypridd (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Barn destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Houston (Texas), horse killed, 5 horses injured:

2018-06-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Farmington Township (Ohio), 2 horses killed:

2018-06-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Providence Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Palatka (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-06-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Darke County (Ohio):

2018-06-13 - Barn destroyed by massive fire in coastal Antigonish County (Canada), 50+ cattle killed:

2018-06-13 - Wildfire grows to 26,500 acres near Durango (Colorado):

2018-06-13 - Restaurant and apartments destroyed by fire just after 5:30 AM in Salem (New Hampshire):

2018-06-13 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Billings (Montana), nobody there:

2018-06-13 - Industrial area heavily damaged by fire in Viet Tri (Vietnam):

2018-06-13 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in West Allis (Wisconsin):

2018-06-13 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Alstead (New Hampshire):

2018-06-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 6 AM in Northside (Ohio):

2018-06-13 - Home destroyed by fire near the coast in Mount Vernon (New York), 3 injured:

2018-06-13 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Boiling Springs (South Carolina):

2018-06-13 - Two homes go up in flames in Sacramento (California):

2018-06-13 - Two homes destroyed by fire in Red Deer (Canada):

2018-06-13 - Four homes go up in flames at midnight in East Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "The fire was first reported around midnight on East 125th Street, just south of Superior Avenue, about a half-mile from Sunday's house explosion."

Note: The home that exploded near this fire and killed a person was mentioned in the 2018-06-10 update...

2018-06-13 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the wee hours in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-06-13 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 4:14 AM in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Shreveport (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:14 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia), 2 killed:

2018-06-13 - Deadly fire burns home in Mount Oliver (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:45 AM in Walnut Creek (California), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Cookeville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Vacant building burns in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-06-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-06-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:22 AM in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2018-06-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 1 AM in Stafford (Connecticut):

2018-06-13 - Two men, 59 and 50, have 'medical emergencies' and die on trails near the Colorado River in Moab (Utah):

Quote: "Two people have died in the past week while recreating on Moab-area trails, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Department. Law enforcement officials said the incidents weren’t related to accidents or falls."

2018-06-13 - Two men, 35 and 45, drop dead in Chandigarh (India):

2018-06-13 - Two women and girl, 25, 30 and 11, die in the Mahi River in Rajasthan (India):

2018-06-13 - Couple, 30s or 40s, fall off wall and die at beach in coastal Ericeira (Portugal), possible topplers:

2018-06-13 - Man in his 30s found naked and dead in creek in Little Thicket Park in Houston (Texas):

2018-06-13 - Woman found dead on Pleasure Island near coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

2018-06-13 - Man, 40, drops dead on trail at Jenny Wiley State Park in Floyd County (Kentucky):

2018-06-13 - Man, 35, found dead in lake in Laytonville (California):

2018-06-13 - Man, 48, found dead in the Black River in Butler County (Missouri):

2018-06-13 - Man, 64, has fatal 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Maryville (Tennessee):

Quote: "A Maryville driver suffering from a medical episode Wednesday afternoon died after crashing into a home on Kensington Boulevard and continuing through the yard before his vehicle caught fire, officials said. Donald Pendley, 64, Kensington Boulevard, ran his pickup truck off the road and into a residence at 1012 Kensington Blvd. No one was home at the time, police said."

Quote: "The medical condition he experienced is the apparent cause of death, police said."

2018-06-13 - Man, 71, has 'medical episode, topples off dock and dies in Sand Hollow Reservoir (Utah):

Quote: "While details surrounding the incident are still being pieced together by authorities, Utah State Parks Ranger Stephen Studebaker said the man appears to have been on a dock when he experienced a medical episode and fell into the water."

2018-06-13 - Man acts crazy in jail cell then dies, in Spokane County (Washington):

Quote: "On Wednesday night, officials responded to a possible assault at the jail. Officials say that an inmate requested to move to another cell because his cellmate was acting 'crazy'. Authorities say that the other inmate was found lying face down on his bunk, not moving. Medical attention was called, but the inmate was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say that the investigation suggests the inmate may have experienced a medical emergency, but there is not enough information at the moment to confirm."

2018-06-13 - Man, 47, has 'medical episode', topples into lake and dies, in Ionia (Michigan):

Quote: "First responders on the scene suggested Lira might have suffered from cardiac arrest or some other medical episode."

2018-06-13 - Man, 28, slumps over dead in van at school in Cedar Grove (Indiana):

2018-06-13 - Man found dead near Riverside Drive in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-06-13 - Man in his 50s found dead in apartment in Arlington area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-06-13 - Person found dead in Ocala National Forest (Florida):

2018-06-13 - Man found dead near water treatment plant in Hoosick Falls (New York):

2018-06-13 - Crew member, man, has heart problems on ship near coastal Hinchinbrook Island (Alaska):

Quote: "A US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a male crew member from the 'Sea Voyager' near Hinchinbrook Island on June 13, 2018. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the tug, stating one of their crewmen was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack."

2018-06-13 - Driver has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer veers off road into field, on I-5 near Albany (Oregon):

Quote: "The driver of a UPS semi truck traveling southbound on Interstate 5 suffered a medical emergency Wednesday morning, causing the truck to leave the freeway, cross the median and northbound lanes, and come to rest in a farm field."

2018-06-13 - Woman, 64, has 'medical event', minivan crashes into cars at dealership, in Madison (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

Quote: "Richland police say a driver suffered a medical event while on the road Wednesday morning, lost control of their minivan and veered off into several parked vehicles at the Jones Chevrolet dealership location."

2018-06-13 - Man has 'medical episode', pickup truck slams into apartment building, in Millvale (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Mr. Borter said the man appeared to have had a medical episode and was unconscious but not in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital."

2018-06-13 - Woman has seizure at 6:30 AM, car crashes into store, in Green Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver had a seizure behind the wheel, crashing into a west side convenience store, police said Wednesday."

2018-06-13 - Man, 25, has 'medical emergency', car veers off road, hits pole, in Greenville (Delaware), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the vehicle was traveling north on Lancaster Pike when it crossed the center median and into the southbound side where it struck a utility pole. The 25-year-old male driver was taken to Christiana Care Hospital by helicopter. Police believe that a medical emergency caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle."

2018-06-13 - Medical ambulance plane crashes in Springfield (New Jersey), 2 killed:

2018-06-13 - Two small planes collide mid-air, one crashes into the Susitna River, near coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Small plane crashes near coastal Skegness (Britain):

2018-06-13 - Tanker truck blows tire, crashes, bursts into flame, on Highway 19 near Sulphur Springs (Texas):

2018-06-13 - Two tractor trailers collide head-on, fire erupts, on US 54 near Pratt (Kansas), 2 killed:

2018-06-13 - Tractor trailer crashes off road and overturns into ditch near creek in Grand Traverse County (Michigan):

2018-06-13 - SUV veers off road, hits tree, on Raymond Road in Blue Lake Township (Michigan), 4 injured:

2018-06-13 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits trees, on I-95 in coastal Titusville (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Titusville man whose pickup truck crashed early Wednesday morning into a line of trees off Interstate 95 in Brevard County early may have had a medical problem that led to the fatal wreck, a Florida Highway Patrol report said."

2018-06-13 - Car crashes into excavator at 12:43 AM, bursts into flame, in Henderson (Nevada), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Car veers off road before 7 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, near coastal Kent (Washington), 2 killed:

2018-06-13 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on Flint River Road in Oregon Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-06-13 - Car veers off road in the wee hours, crashes into real estate business, in Brady (Texas), 2 lightly injured:

2018-06-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into creek, in North Fayette Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-06-13 - Dog attacks and kills baby in Forest Park (Georgia):

2018-06-13 - Boy, 14, pulled unconscious from wave pool at Six Flags America in Bowie (Maryland):

2018-06-13 - Man, worker, has 'medical emergency' and collapses on roof at university in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "A masonry worker on the roof of the Anderson Center at the University of Dayton suffered a medical emergency and collapsed, university officials said. A Dayton Fire Department medic unit took the man to a hospital."

2018-06-13 - Man, 53, goes missing while fishing from shore near coastal Clatsop Spit (Oregon):

2018-06-13 - Dr. Andrew Glikson on global warming:

2018-06-13 - High temperatures hit the Arctic:

Quote: "As above combination image shows, it was as hot as 32.7°C or 90.9°F (left panel, at the green circle) on June 11, 2018, on the coast of Hudson Bay."

2018-06-13 - Volcano Galeras hit by earthquake swarm in Colombia, 2 killed:

2018-06-13 - Tornado rips through Scranton (Pennsylvania), 6+ injured:

Quote: "Forecasters confirm a tornado caused severe damage in northeastern Pennsylvania Wednesday night. The storm that ripped through the Scranton area was so powerful it overturned cars, ripped up trees and sent debris flying dangerously through the air. At least six people were hurt."

2018-06-13 - Lightning strikes kill 10 people in West Bengal (India):

2018-06-13 - Worst overnight hailstorm in more than 20 years hits El Paso County (Colorado):

2018-06-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-06-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Switzerland, Italy and Germany:

2018-06-13 - Rare noctilucent cloud drifts over Puget Sound (Washington):

2018-06-13 - Toxic algae hits Bowne Pond in Bowne Park in Flushing, Queens (New York):

2018-06-13 - Fecal bacteria contamination closes 47 beaches in New Jersey:

2018-06-13 - Warmer water worsens the nutritional quality of fish according to New Zealand study:

2018-06-13 - Rising temperatures could cut corn production:

2018-06-13 - New Zealand avocado harvest down to half of previous season, price at all-time high:

2018-06-13 - Person infected with plague in Idaho, first time since 1992:


  1. Hey everyone! Up for another day of death and destruction? Well, you came to the right place.

    Hoosick? - YOU sick (and now you DADE)!

    PA becoming sinkhole central anymore.

    Moab in the news a lot lately, as is Cleveland - geez.
    I guess it's too much to connect the home explosion (the same week) and the 4 homes going up in flames there.

    Britain burning up, India still having water death problems (hey, they have people to spare, I guess). Any time there's a list of barn fires, PA is usually on it.

    Driving is hazardous to the health of the driver and risks damage to everyone and all buildings, trees, signs etc. I was wondering why these incidents are confined to the U.S. Doesn't any other country post accident details? Or is it to keep the post to a reasonable length? I can imagine if we included ALL the "medical incidents" from other countries the list would be very long.

    NJ beaches better clear up soon or the summer vacation industry will suffer.

    Let's see what's going on so far today.

    Roller coaster riders thrown, rescued at Daytona Beach boardwalk after car derails

    Two people have reportedly been injured and several riders were stranded after a ride malfunction caused roller coaster cars to derail at the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The incident happened around 8:30 pm when a roller coaster went off the track. Daytona Beach Fire Department crews have arrived on the scene and are working to rescue riders from the cars. [more]

    NASA’s Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm’s-opportunity-rover-is-fighting-for-its-life-in-a-martian-dust-storm/ar-AAyEDgM

    For weeks, Mars has been besieged by a massive dust storm. A thick haze fills the atmosphere and blots out the sun, immersing much of the Red Planet in an impenetrable, perpetual night.

    For the solar-powered robot, the dust is not as dangerous as the darkness. Since the storm began two weeks ago, the amount of light the spacecraft receives has dropped to less than 1 percent of normal levels. Energy production has fallen from hundreds of watt-hours a day to almost nothing. NASA has not heard from the rover since Tuesday. [more]

    Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Leaves 24 People Hospitalized

    Wells Fargo not the only bank that opened unauthorized accounts

    A review of roughly 40 banks found that up to 10,000 customer accounts opened during a three-year period lacked customer authorization, Joseph Otting, the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, testified during congressional hearings this week.
    The banks did not have paperwork to show whether customers had authorized approximately 10,000 other accounts, Otting said. [more; cam-an, they all do it!]

    Medical flight crashes, killing pilots on way to pick up sick patient

    Two pilots who were killed this week when a small plane crashed in New Jersey were on a non-emergency medical flight to pick up a patient in Massachusetts for treatment in Philadelphia, officials said. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Trump approves financial aid for Hawaii lava damage

    President Donald Trump has approved federal disaster aid for residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged because of the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii. [more; yep, now you can rebuild on top of the cooling lava!]

    Wayne Newton scares off burglars inside his Vegas home

    [he looks scary enough, probably started singing Danke Shoen!]

    Whale carcass washes ashore in Maharashtra, India
    Friday, 15 June 2018
    7% More Water Vapor Fuels Storms Today

    Scientist Reveals 7% More Water Vapor Fuels Storms Today

    [~ 67 min. video of Dr. Jennifer Francis' lecture]

    In this presentation, Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, and some flooding events. [more]

    [here's some weather review for the past week or so]

    Extreme weather report - 06/13/2018

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #125 (5th-13th June 2018) [~ 36 min. video]

    Study "now puts Antarctica in the frame as one of the largest contributors to sea-level rise."

    "Urgent action is needed,"

    This is a bit like saying that the gates need to be closed after the horse has bolted.

    'Utterly Terrifying': Study Affirms Feedback Loop Fears as Surging Antarctica Ice Loss Tripled in Last Five Years

    [2 short videos and lots of text, pics & an embedded story]

    At least 20 people killed with 35 injured after thunderstorms hit parts of India as the 2018 monsoon season set to arrive any day now

    [more here]
    More than 22 killed, dozens injured and thousands marooned as severe storms continue raging across India

    [last bit below]

  3. Severe storms continue raging across India this week, with more than 22 new lives lost in three states over the past 48 hours.

    [from late yesterday]
    Paradise Islands Galapagos under threat as a seismic crisis under Volcan Santo Tomas suggests that the volcano is approaching an eruption

    Pollinators, but No Pollen: Spring Heat Left Europe's Plants, Insects Out of Sync

    In Austria, butterflies hatched early with the heat, but their flowers hadn’t opened yet. Bees are under pressure, too. 'You can see the climate change.' [more]

    Many Trout Face Extinction Due To Climate Change, Pollution

    A new study published in Science magazine found that many of the world’s trout species are facing extinction due to climate change, overfishing and pollution. [more]

    Inside Exxon Mobil’s fight to stop climate change litigation in its tracks

    Exxon is arguing that the state and local governments suing the company have gone too far, trying to impose an Orwellian code of conduct to drown out those who call attention to uncertainties about how climate change will play out over the long term and affect the global economy.

    “Exxon is framing [climate change] as a legitimate political debate in which they are a participant, rather than a for-profit company trying to make a buck,” said Tamara Piety, a law professor at University of Tulsa. “There has been a growing movement [among corporations] to raise the First Amendment. If something can be proven to be unconstitutional it’s completely off the table” [more]

    As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

    [they don't worry about the deadly pollution or risk]

    Baseball-sized hail crash down on Saskatchewan, causing extensive damage, Canada

    Severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail the size of baseballs hit parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada on June 14, 2018, causing extensive damage. [more]

    One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects: study

    U.S. Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Water Protections

    Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways. [more]

  4. News Links, June 15, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    A Global Earnings Recession Is All But Certain As World Trade Sinks

    Watch Live: Mario Draghi Explains Why He Is Ending QE As EU Economy Collapses

    EU nations back retaliating against U.S. steel tariffs
    European Union countries on Thursday unanimously backed a plan to impose import duties on 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) worth of U.S. products after Washington hit EU steel and aluminum with tariffs at the start of June, EU sources said.
    Globalized Digital Bank Robbers Feast on Latin America

    Countries Around the World Have Begun Pulling Their Gold from U.S Vaults
    The United States of America is beginning to lose its reserve currency dominance. Countries around the world are working to find ways to circumvent the US dollar when it comes to trade and settlement. In addition to that, nations are requesting for their gold holdings stored overseas to return home.

    H&R Block to close 400 stores over lower profits

    Qualcomm is slashing about 1,500 jobs in California to cut costs

    The Real Results Of The Trump-Kim Summit - Freeze For Freeze (And Some Amusement)

    EU set to shut UK, US out of defence fund: officials

    Yemen - The Starvation Siege Has Begun

    Amid Warnings Saudi Attack Will Plunge Yemen Into Famine, Urgent Demand for US to End 'Complicity in This Atrocity'

    U.N. General Assembly condemns Israeli violence against Palestinians [big deal, it won't have any effect]

    Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

    Trans-Atlantic rift fuels cry to make European weapons great again

    Defense and delusion: America's military, industry are falling behind

    Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions' decision

    U.S. Navy rescues 40 migrants off coast of Libya [why?]

    Italy accepts 900 migrants but 600 more continue onto Spain

    Pressure grows on Merkel to tighten refugee policies

    China's Global Electricity Takeover

    Tesla pulls plug on Home Depot solar sales four months after national kickoff

    BP: Permian Productivity Gains May Have Started To Flatten Out

    [continued below]

  5. There's No 'Silver Bullet' With Produced Water
    Although proportions vary and worldwide data are incomplete, water makes up a significant volume of the production from wells. To provide some idea of the magnitude of water involved, the Produced Water Society – citing 2012 data – has reported an average ratio of 9.2 barrels of produced water per barrel of oil for wells in 21 states in the U.S. (excluding Oklahoma and Texas).

    Crisis on the High Plains: The Loss of America's Largest Aquifer – the Ogallala
    The grain-growing region in the High Plains of America—known as America's breadbasket—relies entirely on the Ogallala Aquifer. But long term unsustainable use of the aquifer is forcing states in the region to face the prospect of a regional economic disaster.

    Farmers already at higher risk of suicide face pressure from tariffs

    U.S. farmers destroy future food production for centuries with modern farming methods

    Financial costs implicated in farmers' risk taking

    AP Investigation: Local fish isn't always local

    90 percent of plastics polluting our oceans come from 10 rivers

    The Plight of Birds and the Hand of Man in the Sixth Great Extinction

    American Mass Media and Punditry Remain a Dishonest, Militaristic Embarrassment

    US Officially Resumes Funding For The White Helmets In Syria

    Brazil murder rate takes its toll on economy

    Domino's Pizza unveils U.S. infrastructure project filling potholes

    113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September

    Of Carrots, Sticks and How the Empire Fails

    Fukushima Daini nuclear plant to be decommissioned [yeah, right]

    Free Money Calculation: Fed Will Give $36.93 Billion of Taxpayer Money to Banks

    Junky Loans Surpass Junk-Bond Market as Investors Chase Higher Yields

    The US Government Will Destroy the Dollar, Because It's the Only Option Left

    Dollar's Eroding Purchasing Power Inflates Retail Sales

    Detroit ranked as worst U.S. city to live in -- again

    Two Companies Picked To Protect Nation's 600 Dams from Cyberattacks

    U.S. obesity rates rising again

    Riskiest Junk Bonds Completely Blow Off the Fed, Face "Sudden" Reckoning

    Shake Shack Launches Order Kiosks To Eliminate Minimum Wage Workers

    Here's what the suicide epidemic looks like in California

    50 worst cities to live in

    Here We Go Again: Our Double-Bubble Economy

    Man behind plan to split up California likes chances in November vote

    Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Social Security deficit will be monetized

    Americans just paid off a ton of credit-card debt—but here's the bad news

    Debt Servitude: IRS' Private Debt Collectors Are Crushing Poor American Taxpayers [I don't see how they can enforce this without debtors prisons becoming popular again]

  6. Five perish as house collapses due to landslide after heavy rain in Myanmar (Burma)

    "Three houses on the hillside in Aung Thit Lwin collapsed at around 4 a.m. on Thursday, as it had been raining heavily the whole week," he said. [more]

    Satellite visuals from the month-long Kilauea eruption

    Horrendous moment freak gust of wind sends portable toilet 100ft into the air in Commerce City, Colorado

    [if they surrounded it with tin first it would be an airplane]

    The freak wind comes months after a 58-year-old 6ft4 Denver man was thrown into the air in a freak Colorado Springs windstorm, putting him into a coma. [more; geez!]

    [speaking of airplanes - this in from our Come Fly the Friendly Skies desk]

    American Airlines carrier cancels hundreds of flights over 'technical issue,' leaves thousands stranded

    Get Me Bernie Madoff

    Post nuclear summits, three Central bank meetings, quad witching, record short-covering,, and any semblance of truth, next week in the casino could be interesting. In the meantime, Netflix and Go Daddy are the go-to safe havens from global trade war...

    The signature of the loud mouth buffoon who knows everything by knowing nothing, is the relentless attack, preferably personal. It's the Faux News formula. They have no defense for their massive lies, so they have to be on the attack constantly. Obfuscation is the means by which they muddy the waters to sow mass confusion. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.14.18 Rise in global carbon emissions a 'big step backwards', says BP [~ 33 min. video]

    2 riders still in hospital from coaster accident

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    EPA backpedals on suspending pesticide rule following lawsuit

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday backtracked on its suspension of a chemical requirement that aimed to help farmworkers handling toxic pesticides.
    EPA announced an intent to publish in the Federal Register new pesticide safety training materials that are required under the rule.
    The policy reverse followed a lawsuit filed by California, Maryland and New York at the end of May that argued that suspending the rule would hurt farm laborers. [more; what, you think these companies care?]

    Firefighters battle pipeline explosion in Kansas

    A Southern Star Central Natural Gas pipeline exploded outside Hesston, Kansas, early Friday morning, sending flames shooting 75 to 100 feet into the sky, CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH reports.

    Canine 'appears' to see a "ghostly" apparition in photo! - "Disc" - 'City Scape in Sky and more [~ 16.5 min. MrMBB333 video]