Sunday, June 24, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-23

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

2018-06-23 - Perki Lake spews toxic foul-smelling foam in Kukatpally (India):

Quote: "Poisonous foam emanated from the Perki Lake early this year and usually engulfs Dharaninagar in Kukatpally in mid-monsoon for the past three years. But this year, after the first strong rainfall on Friday, the locality was awash in foam and a horrible stench. Environmentalists and residents have repeatedly complained about the degradation of the lake, and what happened on Saturday only goes to show the apathy of civic officials."

2018-06-23 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of sheet iron burns, in Toledo (Ohio):

Quote: "Crews got to the plant on North Detroit just after 6 p.m. and they say a pile of sheet iron caught fire."

2018-06-23 - Electrical substation damaged by transformer explosion and fire in Turbot Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-23 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal Mina Abdullah (Kuwait):

2018-06-23 - Freight train engine bursts into flame at 5:04 AM in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-06-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame shortly after midnight on the QEW in Mississauga (Canada):

Note: This is the 394th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-06-23 - As the world continues warming, the frequency of toxic cyanobacteria blooms is increasing:

Quote: "'When water bodies warm up earlier and stay warmer longer … you increase the number of incidents,' said Wayne Carmichael, a retired Wright State University professor specializing in the organisms. 'That’s just logical, and it’s being borne out.' Technically called cyanobacteria, the ancient class of organisms that create the blooms are present nearly everywhere water is found but thrive in warm, still bodies like lakes and ponds."

2018-06-23 - Volcano Kilauea continues erupting in Hawaii, summit experiences two collapses:

Quote: "An explosive collapse at the summit of Kilauea Volcano sent a plume of steam nearly 2,000 feet into the air late Saturday afternoon. The collapse, which produced the energy equivalent of a magnitude-5.3 earthquake, followed several hours of increasing earthquake activity in the summit area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. A similar collapse occurred on Friday evening, also producing roughly the same amount of energy."

2018-06-23 - Heatwave brings triple-digit temps to Northern California:

2018-06-23 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake of the Ozarks in Lake Ozark (Missouri):

Quote: "Sgt. Scott White tells ABC 17 News that no injuries were reported by troopers on scene. There was no obvious cause to the fire, according to White."

2018-06-23 - Boat bursts into flame at the Edgewater Yacht Club on Lake Erie in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-06-23 - Boat explodes into flame at marina on Lake Macquarie in Belmont (Australia), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 542nd, 543rd and 544th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Petersburg (Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Semi tractor, pickup truck and shed destroyed by fire in Gracemere (Australia):

Quote: "Some explosions were heard and the blaze then spread to a utility and then lit up a prime mover."

2018-06-23 - Semi tractors, forklifts, pallets and tires destroyed by huge fire in Irlam (Britain):

Quote: "At its height the fire involving wooden pallets and tyres measured 10 metres by 50 metres and spread to multiple commercial lorries and forklift trucks — many of whose tyres exploded."

Note: These are the 1269th, 1270th, 1271st and 1272nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-23 - Street sweeper bursts into flame at 10:50 PM while parked at business in Red Deer (Canada), home burns separately:

2018-06-23 - Van bursts into flame at 1:14 AM while parked in parking lot on Graves Street in coastal St. John's (Canada):

Note: Fishing ship 'Challenger Traveller' just burst into flame the day before off the coast of St. John's too, mentioned in the 2018-06-22 update...

2018-06-23 - SUV bursts into flame on the M1 near Markfield (Britain):

2018-06-23 - In separate incidents, parked pickup truck and car burst into flame on the island of Saipan:

2018-06-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in Foxborough (Massachusetts), mail truck crashes separately:

2018-06-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-40 near Garner (North Carolina):

2018-06-23 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at apartments in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Car bursts into flame on the A444 near the M6 in Warwickshire (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Haven Road in coastal Poole (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Scooter bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Bradley County (Tennessee):

2018-06-23 - Semi trail bursts into flame while parked at property on Summerlin Crossroad Road near Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2018-06-23 - Classic car and workshop destroyed by fire on Bristol Road in Tarnock (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Barn destroyed by fire in Papillion (Nebraska):

2018-06-23 - Thrift store destroyed by fire before 1:30 AM in West Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-06-23 - Funeral home destroyed by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-06-23 - Shopping center damaged by fire in Herndon (Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Meat business destroyed by huge fire shortly after 11 PM near Calgary (Canada):

2018-06-23 - Food factory heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Home damaged by fire in Cary (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-06-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on North Dearborn Street in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-06-23 - Home destroyed by fire in West Winfield (New York):

2018-06-23 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 3 AM on Water Street in Wheeling (West Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Vacant garage destroyed by fire in Peoria (Illinois):

2018-06-23 - Vacant home burns in West Warwick (Rhode Island), near the coast:

2018-06-23 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Wymore (Nebraska):

2018-06-23 - Vacant home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in McKeesport (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-23 - Three children found dead in pond in Khairpur (Pakistan):

2018-06-23 - Woman, 28, has 'medical condition' near seawall, dies shortly later, in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A 28-year-old South Florida woman suffered an unknown medical condition and was pronounced dead Saturday morning after being rushed to a local hospital, lifeguards said. Sometime around 8 a.m., Volusia County Beach Safety and Ocean Rescue responded to the 600 block of North Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach after someone saw the unconscious woman near a seawall, said Capt. Mike Berard, a Beach Safety spokesman."

2018-06-23 - Person drops dead in the dunes at beach in St. Andrew State Park in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

2018-06-23 - Man, 41, slumps over dead on boat before 5 AM on Lake Michigan in Grand Haven (Michigan):

Quote: "A 41-year-old Milwaukee man has died in Michigan in the cabin of a boat that was registered for a yacht race across Lake Michigan. The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety said Queen's Race participants tried to resuscitate the man without success. The death is not race or sailing related and foul play is not suspected, the Public Safety Department said."

2018-06-23 - Man in his 30s drops dead near intersection in Crockett (Texas):

2018-06-23 - Car hits motorcycle and kills motorcyclist, woman, 76, gets out, has 'medical event' and drops dead, in Springfield (Illinois):

Quote: "A car vs motorcycle crash has left two dead in Springfield. The crash happened at the intersection of E. Mason and N. 11th St. The driver of the car died from an medical event after interacting with police. The driver of the motorcycle also died."

2018-06-23 - Man, 20, found dead in the Arkansas River in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2018-06-23 - Man, 43, found dead in Keen Lake near Waymart (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-23 - Person found dead near mall in Brighton area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-06-23 - Person found dead along the Stanislaus River at Jacob Myers Park in Escalon (California):

2018-06-23 - Person found dead in the Penobscot River in Bangor (Maine):

2018-06-23 - Girl, 6, dies in the water at Gray's Lake in Des Moines (Iowa):

2018-06-23 - Man in his 50s jumps into water and dies in Mayo Lake in Mayo Lake Park in Roxboro (North Carolina):

2018-06-23 - Man, 42, falls and dies at Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County (North Carolina), possible toppler:

2018-06-23 - Man found dead near the Shenandoah River in Shannondale (West Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Woman, 43, found dead near Veedersburg (Indiana):

2018-06-23 - Man, 19, found dead in Springfield (Virginia):

2018-06-23 - Man in his 20s drops dead at shopping center in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "Police remain at the scene as a white tent was placed over the body of a man in his 20s. Many shoppers and workers have been evacuated and the centre was shut down, but the death is not being treated as suspicious."

2018-06-23 - Man, 72, has 'medical condition' in car and dies in rest area in Wallangarra  (Australia):

Quote: "The man, 72, and his wife had pulled up at the rest area in Wallangarra where the man suffered a medical condition in the car."

2018-06-23 - Boy, 8, dies after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2018-06-23 - Man, 58, has 'medical episode' while riding bicycle and dies in ditch in Ennis (Ireland):

Quote: "Gardai will carry out a preliminary examination of the scene but say they believe he died as a result of a ‘medical episode’."

2018-06-23 - Man, 75, found dead in the River Dove near Hatton (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into lake, in Ocoee (Florida):

Quote: "A driver suffering from a medical episode lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a lake Saturday afternoon, according to the Ocoee Police Department."

2018-06-23 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Shannon (Ireland), 'electrical issue':

Quote: "A US-bound passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after turning around over the Atlantic. United Airlines flight UA-24 had departed Shannon for Newark, New Jersey at 12.30pm and was about 90 minutes into its journey when the crew declared an emergency reporting an 'electrical issue'."

2018-06-23 - Small plane crashes into residential area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-06-23 - Small plane crashes into swamp near Woodchuck Way in Jefferson (Maine):

2018-06-23 - Small plane makes emergency landing in Maple Lake Township (Minnesota), engine failure:

2018-06-23 - Small plane crashes into field in Langley (Canada), engine failure:

2018-06-23 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Cork (Ireland):

2018-06-23 - Dump truck overturns at 2 AM on I-77 in Huntersville (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-06-23 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns in Oconee County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "The coroner suspects that the death may be 'medical related,' however an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday."

2018-06-23 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Colerain (Ohio), 3 injured:

2018-06-23 - Two cars crash at 3:37 AM, both burst into flame, in Madison (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-23 - Car veers off road in the wee hours, hits disabled car, bursts into flame, on I-44 in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-23 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in Crescent Springs (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-06-23 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in coastal New Rochelle (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-23 - Car veers off road, hits utility pole, in coastal Wrightsville Beach (North Carolina):

2018-06-23 - Motorcycle veers off road at 11:25 PM, crashes into trees, in Fayetteville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-06-23 - Bicycle crashes into gutter before 2 AM in coastal Burleigh Heads (Australia), 36-year-old man dies:

Quote: "A police spokesman said there was no evidence to suggest he had been in a crash with another vehicle and they weren’t sure if he had crashed into a retaining wall or had a medical episode."

2018-06-23 - Naked man, 31, pours gasoline around house, lays in grass, says he might be Jesus, near the Johnson Fork River (Kentucky):

2018-06-23 - Thousands of people stung by jellyfish in two weeks in Florida:

2018-06-23 - Sinkhole opens on street in Hall Green (Britain):

2018-06-23 - Man in his 20s falls into the water while tubing and disappears into Grapevine Lake (Texas):

2018-06-23 - Lightning strike kills 15 sheep in Miles City (Montana):

2018-06-23 - Lightning strike bull in Telangana (India):

2018-06-23 - Drought causes state of emergency in Latvia:

2018-06-23 - Deadly floods hit Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato states in Mexico, 7+ killed:

2018-06-23 - Meteor explodes in the sky over Lipetsk (Russia):

2018-06-23 - Deforestation in Brazil’s Jamanxim National Forest in April and May was more than double the area razed in all of 2017:

2018-06-23 - Rats as big as cats flood Sundsvall (Sweden):

2018-06-23 - Canada firm prepares to mine land previously protected as a US national monument:

Quote: "These actions followed an executive order Trump issued in April 2017, when he instructed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since 1996. Trump said the review would return control of the land 'to the people, the people of all of the states, the people of the United States.'"

2018-06-23 - Trump administration moves to gut National Environmental Policy Act, slashing protections for air, water, wildlife:

2018-06-23 - After controversy, US releases report showing elevated health risks from nonstick chemicals:


  1. The high quality color pics you display are like art work, Jonny.
    One gets the feel of the incident through them. For example, I can almost smell the toxic, sickly looking greenish algae bloom there.

    Don't see many street sweepers burning up often. Lotta planes having trouble on this day and a buncha boats, too. Loads of people dying in water-related conditions now that it's summer.

    Let's see what's up so far today.

    "Mass hysteria" at e-cigarette plant, 20 hospitalized

    Fire and hazmat crews were still working late Sunday night to determine what sparked a panic and sickened about 30 people at an e-cigarette manufacturer in Salem, Massachusetts. A spokesperson for the state's fire services said a hazmat team was assisting the Salem Fire Department at the Thermal Circuits plant and that 15 people had been taken to local hospital while about 15 others made their way to hospitals themselves. The hazmat crew had entered the building and was trying to determine what caused so many to suffer breathing problems, nausea and possible loss of consciousness. Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman for Massachusetts fire services, said the crews on the ground "do not believe that this is connected to an earlier chlorine leak in the building as that process was shut down and had not been restarted."

    Firefighters said they did not detect any chlorine in the plant when they came back the second time. An investigation was expected to take place throughout the night and Mieth said more information would be available later Monday morning. [more]

    "Out of control" Calif. blaze spreads to over 7,000 acres

    The Pawnee Fire in Lake County, California has rapidly outpaced efforts to combat it, according to CBS San Francisco. The inferno spread rapidly Sunday to 7,700 acres and razing at least a dozen structures. [more]

    Some Rivers Are So Drug-Polluted, Their Eels Get High on Cocaine

    Turkey elections: Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-elected president

    Trump’s Trade War Shuts Cheesemakers Out of Foreign Markets’s-trade-war-shuts-cheesemakers-out-of-foreign-markets/ar-AAz6WKM

    “If export markets get shut off, I could see us getting to the point where we’re dumping our milk in the fields,” said Jeff Schwager, the president of Sartori Company, which has produced cheese in a nearby town for generations with milk it purchases from more than 100 dairy farms throughout Wisconsin. “It’ll be a big ripple effect through the state.” [more]

    [more below]

  2. James Corbett: The Monsanto and Bayer merger: A match made in hell (VIDEO) [~ 24 min. long]

    'The cow': Astronomers puzzled by incredibly bright and fast mystery burst from space

    Something is exploding incredibly quickly in the sky, and astronomers are scrambling to figure out what it is. On 17 June, the twin ATLAS telescopes in Hawaii spotted a bright flash in space that hadn't been there when they'd checked about two days before.

    Most supernovae take a few weeks or even longer to reach their full brightness, but this explosion took days. "It really just appeared out of nowhere," says Kate Maguire at Queen's University Belfast, who is part of the ATLAS team. Its peak brightness was incredibly high, 10 to 100 times brighter than most normal supernovae.

    "There are other objects that have been discovered that are as fast, but the fastness and the brightness, that's quite unusual," says Maguire. "There hasn't really been another object like this." [more]

    Unusual storm batters Barnaul, Siberia - Whole city lost power, one killed, several injured

    Footage of a powerful storm in Russia has recently emerged online. Eyewitnesses call the storm "apocalyptic," given its scale and the damage it has inflicted. [more]

    The holonomic brain: the holographic nature of consciousness and reality

    The fact is that consciousness is simply everything that is. The only difference is in the way in which experience is rendered from being to being, thing to thing and part to part. The difference in the consciousness of a rock and that of a "living" being, is that a rock lacks an element called a brain (and the subsequent infrastructure of the senses) to actively respond to phenomena and identify its body as an integrated whole; however, it is conscious nonetheless. Consciousness of this is interdependent on the consciousness of that, and thus the world that is can exist. It is this non-absolute nature of consciousness that breeds the world around it, which illustrates the holographic nature of consciousness itself and thus maintains that the world it is within is an illusion; a fractal hologram. [more]

    The Peril on Your Plate: New documentary examines the effects on human health of genetic engineering and chemical agriculture (VIDEO) [~ 49 min. long]

    [continued below]

  3. [now let's compare]
    Global warming, 30 years later: Told you so

    Thirty years ago James Hansen testified in congress that man-made climate change (a.k.a. global warming) was underway. He forecast that the world would get hotter.

    What happened since? The world got hotter.

    He also forecast that the Arctic would warm even faster. What happened since? The Arctic warmed even faster.[more; says Hanson]

    How well do the dire global warming predictions stand up thirty years on?

    The short answer, is not all that well. [more; so says A. Watts]

    Things Just Went Nuclear In Our Trade War With China, And A Giant Shockwave Is About To Hit The U.S. Economy

    if one wanted to create a recipe for economic disaster, it would be hard to beat having the Federal Reserve dramatically raise interest rates at the exact same time that the U.S. government is starting trade wars with all of the other major economic powers simultaneously. Unless something drastically changes in the very near future, there is no way that the U.S. is going to be able to get through this without experiencing severe pain. [more]

    A fireball with a punch of about 3 kilotons slams into the atmosphere over Russia at 32,200 miles per hour (51,800 kilometres per hour)

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.24.18 Uncovering the Mental Health Crisis of Climate Change [~ 40.5]

    INSANE low-precipitation supercell illuminated by setting sun in southwest Oklahoma (video)

    GoPro Hero 6 time-lapse of an LP supercell lightning machine spinning over southwest Oklahoma at sunset to the east of Frederick, Oklahoma, on Saturday June 23, 2018. This supercell developed within a washed-out outflow boundary zone that had destabilized throughout the afternoon. [more]

    [still more below]

  4. Summer could trigger major earthquakes in California and other arid regions

    On Aug. 24, 2014, an earthquake ripped through Northern California’s Napa-Sonoma Valley. It was the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years, leaving two dead and hundreds injured and causing damage that cost half a billion dollars. When Meredith Kraner, a geophysicist from the University of Nevada, examined seismic recordings from the region around the quake, “we found this really interesting signature in the data,” she told: a telltale pattern of expansion and contraction in the Earth’s crust. Now in a study that describes this finding in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Kraner and her colleagues also explore whether seasonal fluctuations in local aquifers might explain that cycle of expansion and contraction, a phenomenon that could have triggered the earthquake itself. [more]

    This weekend natural disaster events in videos: Earthquakes, eruptions, red tides, floods, hail and storm apocalypses

    This weekend, a lot has occurred in the US and around the world. Here’s a video summary [more; ~ 36.5 min. long]

    Rising sea levels may create "tipping points" for seaside towns

    [whutchumean "may"?]

    Significant cold outbreak affecting Europe, 20 cm (7.9 inches) of fresh snow in Alps, major waterspout outbreak

    A significant cold outbreak for this time of year is affecting much of Europe. Nighttime and morning temperatures experienced across the continent are way below average for the end of June and parts of the Alps have received 20 cm (7.9 inches) of fresh snow today, June 25. [more; weather whiplash]

    Deadly floods and landslides destroy hundreds of homes, Vietnam

    Heavy rains caused deadly flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam over the weekend, claiming lives of at least 7 people and leaving 12 missing. [more]

    Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22

    Multiple rainfall records were broken in Rockford, Illinois after heavy rain drenched the Rock River Valley this week, causing significant flash flooding and forcing officials to impose boating restrictions on the Rock River. Heavy rainfall was recorded across the state this month, leading to widespread river flooding. [more]

    A big solar storm could wreak havoc on GPS and everything else on your phone

  5. News Links, June 25, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    A New Global Debt Crisis Has Begun

    Negative Debt Pile Swells By $1 Trillion as Trade Clouds Gather

    An unusual divergence in commodities is hiding signs of a global slowdown, economist says

    U.N. report: With 40M in poverty, U.S. most unequal developed nation

    EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force

    Greece Economic Crisis Declared Over: It Isn't

    The Dollar Dilemma: Where to From Here? (Ron Paul)

    Bitcoin Drops to $5,860, Lowest since October 2017. True Believers with Fake Hopes Got Cleaned Out by Early Movers

    Russia warns of a 'tough response' to creation of US space force

    Why the head of NATO says there's 'no guarantee' that the trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

    US State Department 'Concerned' Over Syrian Government Operations in...Syria!

    In Surprising Turn, US Sends "Farewell Message" To Proxies In Syria's South

    12 European States Revolt Against Merkel, Macron Plan To Reform Europe

    North Korea Agreed to Denuclearize, But US Refuses Despite Treaty Obligation [of course - you can't trust the U.S.]

    Hungary Restricts Immigration Amid Feud With Soros

    US Navy drafts plans to house 25,000 immigrants at cost of $233m

    Yes, Obama separated families at the border, too

    US homeland security says 522 children have been reunited with families

    Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases

    Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

    Italy Says "Arrogant" Macron Risks Becoming "Enemy #1" On Migration, Orders Ships To Halt Refugee Pickups

    Danish Maersk Line ship rescues 113 migrants in southern Italy

    Oil Executive: Industry Needs 'Another Iraq Or North Sea' Every Year To Meet Demand Growth
    Good luck with that. -- RF

    The BP 2018 Statistical Review, electricity and CO2 emissions

    Eight insights based on December 2017 energy data

    OPEC+ to Boost Oil Output After Saudis Secure Deal With Iran

    PDVSA: Venezuela Will Struggle To Recover Lost Oil Production

    Germany Neglects Renewables, Set to Miss 2020 Climate Goals

    U.S. Sanctions Won't Affect Iraq-Iran Crude Oil Swap Deal

    Saudis Pledge Decisive Oil Supply Boost to Comfort Consumers

    The Third "Oil Shock" Is Coming

    The future of nuclear power in the US is bleak

    OPEC production increase shows it's still fighting U.S. shale oil
    And as long as OPEC keeps the US shale oil industry in the red, it's winning. -- RF

    Study: Almost half of diabetics skip care because of high cost (US)

    Drug shortages again on the rise after 5 years of improvements, FDA says (US)
    Healthcare systems are failing. Better hope you don't get sick or injured. -- RF

    Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty: A Half Century Later, Still No Justice

    Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was faked

    Report: Rural Poverty In America Is 'An Emergency'

    Alongside rising top incomes, the level of living of America's poorest has fallen

    Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

    We Now Have a Terrifying Militarized Law Enforcement System — And It's the Unavoidable Result of Living in a War Economy

    Despite 'Recovery', Millennials Face Future Of Less Wealth, More Work, Worse Health

    Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech

    Latest US Trade Casualties: Nails, Whiskey, Cranberries, Lobster, and Autos Too.

    An Increasing Number of Struggling Americans Are Turning to Check Cashers and Payday Loans

    There's a Retirement Crisis Brewing in the U.S. and it Could End Badly

    Social Security benefits buy 34 percent less than in 2000, study shows

  6. Short in computer may have caused fire to break out in a grocery store just before midnight in north Austin:

    Man dies after being pulled from Inks Lake in the Texas Hill Country west of Austin:

    A trailer went up in flames on Interstate 35 on Friday … and connected to it were five top-of-the-line row boats valued at $200,000.....The groups say the trailer was traveling northbound near Fort Worth when sparks from a chain may have caused the trailer to catch fire. (Yes sparks probably ignited some H2S lurking about)

  7. Dow closes more than 300 points lower on new trade jitters

    The Dow closed 328 lower points, with Boeing and Intel among the biggest decliners. The 30-stock index also closed below its 200-day moving average, a key technical level, for the first time since June 2016. [more]

    Trump administration plan shifts NOAA focus away from climate science to homeland and national security – “A shocking change in the mission of one of the nation’s premier scientific agencies”

    Kevin Trenberth, a climate expert at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said that the presentation “does raise alarm bells.” In an email, he asked, “Where is climate?”

    “Instead of protecting and preserving ecosystems, it is one of exploitation,” he added. “The latter is especially offensive and shortsighted.” [more]

    One of the last known jaguars in U.S. killed – “This tragedy is piercing”

    Officials at the Center for Biological Diversity said one of the last two jaguars known to be living in the United States was shown dead in a photo released Thursday. [more]

    The future we don’t want: Billions of urban citizens at risk of climate-related heat waves, drought, flooding, food shortages, and blackouts by 2050

    [pfff - they could have made it 2025 and they'd still likely be over when all this hits (they're all ON-GOING, not off in the future!)]

    [more below]

  8. How the Obama administration created Europe's refugee crisis

    The US Government itself caused this crisis that Europeans are struggling to deal with. Would the crisis even exist, at all, if the US had not invaded and tried to overthrow (and in some instances actually overthrown) the governments in Libya, Syria, and elsewhere - the places from which these refugees are escaping? The US Government, and a few of its allies in Europe (the ones who actually therefore really do share in some of the authentic blame for this crisis) caused this war and government-overthrow, etc., but Germany's Government wasn't among them, nor were many of the others in Europe. If the US Government had not led these invasions, probably not even France would have participated in any of them. The US Government, alone, is responsible for having caused these refugees. [more]

    Wrong place, wrong time: Ultra rare bird which normally summers at eastern-most end of Asia turns up in Sri Lanka

    The last record of a sighting in Sri Lanka was 40 years ago in 1978 and for many years, birdwatchers in the country have been on the look-out for it here. [more]

    [oh, see - NOW we see why there weren't any reports of kids dying in the waters of India on this day]
    Lightning bolt kills 5 childen in Jharkhand, India

    With this, total number of bolt deaths in Bokaro rose to 14 since April this year.

    Six persons have been injured and 19 bovine animals killed during the same period. [more]

    Possible 'once-in-a-thousand-year' rainfall event recorded alongside repeated record breaking rainfall in northern Wisconsin

    'More conflict, more money:' West not interested in peace in Africa, says mercenary company founder

    The Western powers are interested in prolonging conflicts in Africa as they crave after the continent's resources, a private military company founder told RT. Most African forces are "set up to fail" by foreign advisors, he added. [more; probably includes China, now too]