Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-26

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

2018-06-26 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Detroit (Michigan):

Note: This is the 102nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Barge full of scrap cars damaged by massive fire on the Duwamish River in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Seattle firefighters on Tuesday night were battling a large fire on a Duwamish River barge containing scrapped cars."

Quote: "The fire department tweeted photos that appeared to show crushed, scrapped cars with flames and a large plume of black smoke. Another photo showed that firefighters on a boat were also working to put out the fire."

Note: If this evokes a feeling of deja vu, that's because a barge full of scrap cars just went up in flames on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico in Bridge City (Louisiana), mentioned in the 2018-06-24 update. Two barges full of scrap cars went up in flames last month too, on the Mobile River in coastal Mobile (Alabama), mentioned in the 2018-05-06 update). At least 1460 NON-scrap cars went up in flames on a ship late last month in coastal Incheon (South Korea) too, the biggest non-scrap car fire so far, mentioned in the 2018-05-21 update. And over the same time period, many auto salvage yards and metal recycling centers have burned. From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers." This is the 549th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Building under construction destroyed by explosion and fire at hospital in Gatesville (Texas), 1 killed, 12 injured:

2018-06-26 - Underground electrical explosion and fire causes blackouts in Newhall (California):

2018-06-26 - Auto salvage yard and heating and cooling business burn in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "The heating and cooling business is located at 6062 E. Speedway. The fire appeared to start at a scrapyard adjacent to the building. According to TFD, over $100K in inventory was lost including cooling pads and cooling units."

2018-06-26 - Huge moor fire breaks out on Saddleworth Moor and causes evacuations near Stalybridge in West Yorkshire (Britain):

Quote: "Homes evacuated as one of the biggest ever moorland fires still rages..."

2018-06-26 - Area of global dead zones doubling every 10 years:

Note: That's exponential growth of habitat friendliest to the ancient anaerobic archaea and bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide. That doesn't end well for us. In fact, that ends us, period...

2018-06-26 - Underground parking garage engulfed by huge fire at apartments under construction in Sejong (South Korea), 3 killed, 37 injured:

Quote: "A huge fire engulfed an underground parking garage of an apartment building under construction in central South Korea on Tuesday, leaving at least three dead and 37 others injured, Yonhap reported. The blaze started at 1:10 p.m. local time at the Treeshade apartment construction site in the central administrative city of Sejong, sending flames and black smoke rising into the sky."

2018-06-26 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Springfield (Oregon):

2018-06-26 - Recycling center burns on Transport Avenue in Brentford area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Boat bursts into flame in yard on Bispham Road in coastal Thornton Cleveleys (Britain):

Note: This is the 550th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Passenger train bursts into flame in Sydenham (Britain):

2018-06-26 - School bus bursts into flame near university in Merced (California):

Quote: "The back of a UC Merced bus caught fire in Merced as it was on the way to pick up students, officials said."

Note: This is the 117th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 397th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Tour bus bursts into flame while parked on the Midnight Dome in Dawson City (Canada):

Note: This is the 398th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Highway 2 near Berthold (North Dakota):

2018-06-26 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-90 in Beloit (Wisconsin):

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Parleys Canyon (Utah):

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Argyle Forrest Boulevard in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-06-26 - Tractor bursts into flame on Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "At 3:50 pm on Tuesday, June 26th, Station 20 has been dispatched to Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township, just past the Carlson Farm for a tractor fire."

2018-06-26 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Lawton (Oklahoma):

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A31 in Farnham (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A20 London Road in West Kingsdown (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Tractor bursts into flame at Yealm Park in Yealmpton (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Tractor bursts into flame near Field Road in High Ham (Britain):

Note: These are the 1289th-1298th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Radio Station Road in Newton (North Carolina):

2018-06-26 - Box truck bursts into flame at Norwin Town Square in North Huntingdon (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-26 - RV bursts into flame on I-95 in Fairfax County (Virginia):

Note: This is the 295th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-26 - Minibus bursts into flame on US 101 near Scotia (California):

2018-06-26 - Van bursts into flame on Old Farm Road in Chilmark (Massachusetts):

2018-06-26 - Van bursts into flame at 3:46 AM on Kilncroft in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Van bursts into flame on the A689 in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Van fire in Carlisle(Carlisle) 26 Jun 2018 At 10:04 firefighters were called to a van fire on A689, Belle Vue, Carlisle. Crews used a hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire."

2018-06-26 - SUV bursts into flame on I-74 near Moline (Illinois):

2018-06-26 - SUV bursts into flame on I-40 near Clemmons (North Carolina):

2018-06-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 31 near coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-06-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked on street, fire spreads to garage and power lines, in North Battleford (Canada):

Quote: "According to NBFD, the fire started in a half-ton truck and spread to a detached double garage. The truck was underneath power supply lines, leading the fire to cause a power outage for the block."

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home on Pine Street in Thibodaux (Louisiana):

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at hardware store in Olean (New York), 1700 feet from the Allegheny River:

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame on Upper Serangoon Road in coastal Singapore:

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame on the N4 near Lucan (Ireland):

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame on Bernard Close in Huntingdon (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame on Street Road in Compton Dundon (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Car bursts into flame on the A51 in Woore (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Landscaping trailer bursts into flame on street in coastal Shalimar (Florida):

2018-06-26 - Car(s) and garage destroyed by fire in the wee hours at home in Hebron (Maine):

2018-06-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near airport in Sacramento (California), another brush fire too:

Quote: "A second fire at Excelsior Road southeast of the airport started with a vehicle and spread to grassland, firefighters said. It was contained after burning 20-25 acres."

2018-06-26 - Vehicle, garage and shed destroyed by fire at home in Thornton (Colorado):

2018-06-26 - Cars and barn destroyed by fire at 6 AM on Cedar Swamp Road in Jackson (New Jersey):

2018-06-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at university research facility in Ellicott City (Maryland):

2018-06-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:50 AM in Calvert (Maryland):

2018-06-26 - Barn destroyed by fire near the Oahe Dam near Fort Pierre (South Dakota):

2018-06-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:45 PM in the Town of Calumet (Wisconsin):

2018-06-26 - Barn and farm machinery destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Lutterworth Road in Burton Hastings (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Barn and hay go up in flames on Blackden Lane in Goostrey (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Wildfire grows to 13,000 acres near Clearlake Oaks (California):

Quote: "Fueled by erratic winds, hot temperatures and relatively low humidity, the Pawnee Fire grew to 13,000 acres by Tuesday evening. At least 22 structures have been destroyed in the fire so far, including homes in Spring Valley, a small community nestled in the hills northeast of Clearlake."

Quote: "As of late Tuesday morning, the active fire front has moved to the southeastern side of Indian Valley Reservoir."

Quote: "Following the devastating firestorms that killed 44 people last fall and caused roughly $10 billion in damages, the state Cal Fire agency is warning that the number of fires and acreage burned so far this year is higher than the same six-month period last year, and far above the five-year average."

2018-06-26 - Wildfire breaks out in Carson National Forest near Taos (New Mexico):

2018-06-26 - Brush fire breaks out in riverbed near Route 52 in Santee (California):

Quote: "Passing motorists reported brush was on fire in a riverbed near Cuyamaca Street about 3:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s website. Forester Creek runs along the south side of the freeway."

2018-06-26 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Flamborough Road in coastal Sewerby (Britain):

Quote: "Flamborough Road, Sewerby. Tue 26 Jun 2018 07:42 (No:12838) Rubbish on fire inside refuse lorry. One hose reel, one BA. Hay drags and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2018-06-26 - AC unit bursts into flame at 4 AM at apartment building, fire spreads to building, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-06-26 - AC unit bursts into flame at 3:30 AM at apartment building in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-06-26 - AC unit bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Vanceboro (North Carolina):

2018-06-26 - AC unit bursts into flame shortly after 5 AM at home, home scorched, in Streator (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-06-26 - Lamppost bursts into flame in Solihull (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Historic business destroyed by fire near the Amite River in St. Helena Parish (Louisiana):

Quote: "Kennedy said her parents worked very hard running the store, which stood at the intersection of La. 63 and La. 37 near the Amite River 18 miles north of Denham Springs."

2018-06-26 - Strip mall damaged by fire on Sea Mountain Highway in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-06-26 - Sign business damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-06-26 - Restaurant damaged by fire at 1:50 AM in Kawkawlin Township (Michigan):

2018-06-26 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Grand Forks (North Dakota):

2018-06-26 - Shed bursts into flame at 4 AM, fire spreads to two buildings, near Bull Creek Road in North Austin (Texas):

2018-06-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 5 AM in Wilmington (Delaware), 4 injured:

2018-06-26 - Home destroyed by fire in Wappingers Falls (New York), nobody there:

2018-06-26 - Home destroyed by fire on Leino Road in Moose Lake (Minnesota):

2018-06-26 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Freetown (Massachusetts):

2018-06-26 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

Note: Less than 19 miles as the gas blows from the fire that destroyed a home on this day in coastal Freetown (Massachusetts)…

2018-06-26 - Multi-family home damaged by fire in New Britain (Connecticut):

2018-06-26 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 5 injured:

2018-06-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2018-06-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-06-26 - Vacant home burns shortly before 5 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-06-26 - Vacant home and shop destroyed by fire at 6 AM near Stanwood (Washington):

2018-06-26 - Vacant home burns shortly after 3 AM in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-06-26 - Mother and daughter, 34 and 5, die after being pulled from swimming pool at resort in Collingwood (Canada):

Quote: "A mother and her daughter are dead following an apparent drowning at a resort swimming pool north of Toronto. Ontario provincial police Const. Martin Hachey says officers were called to the Mountain Springs Resort just west of Collingwood, Ont., on Tuesday evening at about 7:30 p.m. He says the mother and daughter were taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead."

2018-06-26 - Two men, 57 and 74, go out on boat, both found dead in Whitefish Lake (Canada), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "The two men were reported missing last Friday morning on Whitefish Lake, east of Wawa, Ont., when their boat was spotted afloat and empty near the shore."

2018-06-26 - Man and woman, 41 and 42, found dead at home in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "A neighbour alerted emergency services after one of them was seen slumped in a chair on a balcony on Sunday 24 June. Fire officers broke down the door of the apartment in Heol Trelai, Ely to find the bodies of a 41-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman. Police said the deaths were being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious at this time. A neighbour of the couple had seen the man sitting in a chair on the third-floor balcony the previous day and thought he was sleeping. But he called 999 when he saw the man was still sitting in the same position the following morning."

2018-06-26 - Two women, 38 and 55, found dead at home in Leamington Spa (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Man and two children, 38, 6 and 4, found dead at home in coastal Chennai (India):

2018-06-26 - Mother and son, 65 and 50, drop dead in home in Macon (Georgia):

2018-06-26 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Dulles (Virginia):

Quote: "United Flight 1888 left Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday night heading for Logan Airport, but about two hours into the flight – just before midnight – it was diverted to Washington-Dulles because there was a medical emergency on board. When the Boeing 737 landed, medics met the crew on the runway, but the passenger had died."

2018-06-26 - Woman slumps over dead on passenger plane heading to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A passenger died after suffering a medical emergency on a flight that landed at Philadelphia International Airport. A spokesperson with the airport told NBC10 medics responded to American Airlines flight 737 which departed from London, England and made a normal landing at Philly International around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The unidentified person was pronounced dead. Officials have not revealed how the person died but said he or she suffered from a medical emergency unrelated to the flight."

2018-06-26 - Man, 34, firefighter cadet, has 'medical emergency' at training academy, dies shortly later, in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "An Austin fire cadet died Tuesday after having a medical emergency at the fire department’s training academy Monday, Austin Fire Department officials said. Devon Coney, who had previously worked for the fire department as a civilian employee for four years, died Tuesday evening, fire officials said. It is unknown what caused the medical emergency, officials said."

2018-06-26 - Woman, 34, found dead in swimming pool at home in Rancho Mirage (California):

2018-06-26 - Man, 39, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Beaumont (Texas):

2018-06-26 - Man, 52, found dead in Mill Creek, second person found dead in Mill Creek in 24 hours, in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2018-06-26 - Man in his 30s found dead in the Buffalo River in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "A man’s body was found Tuesday morning in the Buffalo River, a day after two men drowned in the Niagara River near Broderick Park, police said."

2018-06-26 - Woman, 38, dies after being pulled from submerged car in pond in Waukee (Iowa):

Quote: "Authorities say a woman died after being pulled unconscious from her submerged car in a pond near a vehicle dealership in central Iowa."

Quote: "Waukee fire Capt. Tomme Tysdal says she may have suffered a medical problem before her car ran into the detention pond, which is believed to be about 8 feet deep (less than 3 meters) in the middle."

2018-06-26 - Man, 37, found dead in the Tippecanoe River in White County (Indiana):

2018-06-26 - Man, 79, has 'medical condition' and drops dead after his car bursts into flame near Joshua Tree National Park (California):

Quote: "A driver died from an undetermined medical condition Tuesday morning, June 26, after his car caught fire on the 10 Freeway in the desert near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, the California Highway Patrol said. The 79-year-old man was a resident of Big River, which is on the California-Arizona border south of Lake Havasu. His name was not immediately announced."

2018-06-26 - Person found dead in parking lot at convenience store in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Police say there are no signs of a robbery at the store and owner was found dead on parking lot. Homicide detective says it could have been a medical condition, but still investigating."

2018-06-26 - Man, 35, drops dead in jail cell in Markham (Illinois):

2018-06-26 - Man, 48, contractor, found dead in walk-in cooler at SunTrust Park in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-06-26 - Man, 27, has 'medical issue' at jail, dies shortly later, in Bonneville County (Idaho):

2018-06-26 - Man, 39, found dead in jail cell in Seminole County (Florida):

2018-06-26 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Warwick on the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "A man found in an unresponsive state in a swimming pool has been pronounced dead. A police spokesman said emergency services were sent to a home on Forest Hills Drive in Warwick after a reported medical emergency, at 11am today."

2018-06-26 - Crew member, man, drops dead on ship near coastal Ensenada (Mexico):

Quote: "The 'Sea Success' had to interrupt her voyage on June 24, 2018, in the North Pacific off the Mexican coast, and called Mexican Ensenado port to disembark a dead crew member and undergo all required procedures. The ship was en route from Poin Lisas to Busan. The crew member who had suffered from asthma had died from natural cause."

2018-06-26 - Man found dead in Punggol Reservoir in coastal Singapore:

2018-06-26 - Woman, 62, found dead at home on Keyes Road in coastal Dartford (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Flight attendant has 'medical issue', plane makes emergency landing in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight from DFW International Airport was diverted Tuesday evening after a flight attendant became ill on board, the airline said. Flight AA70 left DFW Airport for Frankfurt Airport about 4:30 p.m. and was in the air for about two hours before a flight attendant experienced a medical issue, airline spokesman Ross Feinstein said."

2018-06-26 - Passenger has medical problem on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Newquay (Britain):

Quote: "A plane heading to East Midlands Airport was diverted due to a passenger requiring medical attention today."

2018-06-26 - Woman, 27, has breathing problems on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Da Nang (Vietnam):

Quote: "Shortly after the flight took off at 7:15 pm, flight attendants discovered that a female passenger could not breathe normally. First aid was carried out immediately but the health condition of the 27-year-old passenger showed no signs of improvement."

2018-06-26 - Man, 53, has 'medical episode', car crashes into dam, near Wallaville (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "It is believed the man suffered a medical episode while driving."

2018-06-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' while riding bicycle in Liberty Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "An elderly man who was found lying on the side of a Liberty Township road apparently suffered a medical emergency Tuesday evening, according to New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele."

2018-06-26 - Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet crashes in Nashik (India), pilots eject:

2018-06-26 - Military plane crashes and burns in Peshawar (Pakistan), 2 killed:

2018-06-26 - Small plane crashes near I-17 in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-06-26 - Small plane crashes into farm building, fire erupts, near Enstone Airfield (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Passenger train derails near St. Poelten (Austria), several injured:

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer crashes and overturns shortly after 1:30 AM in Grapevine (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer overturns in the wee hours on the Indiana Toll Road near South Bend (Indiana):

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5 AM on Parkway East near Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-5 near Roseburg (Oregon):

2018-06-26 - SUV drives the wrong way, hits squad car, on I-75 and I-64 in Lexington (Kentucky):

Quote: "Police deployed spike strips and the woman eventually crashed into a police squad vehicle on I-64. A medical condition was suspected as a cause of the incident, police said."

2018-06-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into Wendy's, in Salt Lake City (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to police, the driver may have suffered a medical condition that caused him to crash through the business."

2018-06-26 - Car veers off road, hits home, in Sacramento (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-26 - Naked man, 31, goes nuts at home, gets arrested and dies, in Alexandria (Virginia):

2018-06-26 - Mostly naked man, 19, runs onto airport and climbs onto wing of plane, in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "Jhryin Jones, 19, allegedly scaled a fence at the airport and ran onto an active taxiway, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said. He then approached the aircraft, jumped on the wing and began to pound on the windows, Brown said."

2018-06-26 - Bull attacks and kills man in Mullins (South Carolina):

2018-06-26 - Pit bull attacks and injures man, man shoots it dead, in College Hill (Ohio):

2018-06-26 - Bear attacks and injures dog in Agawam (Massachusetts):

2018-06-26 - Shark attacks woman's canoe near Oceanside (California):

2018-06-26 - Sinkhole opens near homes, four homes evacuated, in coastal New Port Richey (Florida):

2018-06-26 - Bridge collapses over the Phalguni River near Siddakatte (India):

2018-06-26 - Bridge partially collapses in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-06-26 - Building partially collapses in Mulvane (Kansas):

2018-06-26 - Building collapses in Monessen (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, water gushes out, on Chapel Lane in Great Barr (Britain):

2018-06-26 - College student pulled unconscious from swimming pool at university in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "A Texas Tech student almost drowned Tuesday evening while swimming at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center. The student nearly drowned in the lap pool but was revived."

2018-06-26 - Volcano Sierra Negra erupts on island in the Galapagos Islands:

Quote: "The colossus is awakening..."

2018-06-26 - Volcano Cleveland erupts and spews lava on Chuginadak Island in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

2018-06-26 - Anak Krakatau erupts in South Lampung (Indonesia):

2018-06-26 - Heatwave bakes Britain:

2018-06-26 - Dangerous heat wave to broil the Northeast US this weekend through July 4th holiday:

2018-06-26 - Lightning strikes four paratroopers at Fort Bragg (North Carolina):

2018-06-26 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people across West Bengal (India):

2018-06-26 - Lightning strike kills 12 cows in Henryetta (Oklahoma):

2018-06-26 - Tornado touches down and rips through Eureka (Kansas), governor declares disaster, 5 injured:

2018-06-26 - Heavy rain, flooding and three tornadoes hit Illinois:

2018-06-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Harlan County (Kentucky), state of emergency declared:

2018-06-26 - Residents report ocean disappearing in the Gulf of Thailand:

2018-06-26 - Sundog appears over Cornwall (Britain):

2018-06-26 - Fire rainbow spotted in Galveston (Texas):

2018-06-26 - Sea lice reported at beaches in Northwest Florida:

2018-06-26 - Farmers are killing themselves in staggering numbers:

2018-06-26 - Researchers find that air pollution can cloud your morality, increase anxiety and lead to unethical behavior:

2018-06-26 - American jobs already under threat from Trump's steel tariffs:

2018-06-26 - Missouri state senator calls on governor to declare state of emergency in St. Louis because of rampant murders:

2018-06-26 - Richard Dolan Show from May 14, 2018, interview with black budget expert Catherine Austin Fitts:

2018-06-26 - Man born without penis gets bionic penis, in Britain:


  1. Dang! A bionic pecker! Who needs Viagra?

    Watch yourself out there, Jonny. Don't want you becoming a statistic! What's everyone so angry about (or is it just for fun/sump'm da-doo)?

    First garbage truck fire in 11 days, one of the longer stretches without one, in the shortest number of such incidents during any month so far this year.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.27.18 Our Beef Addiction Has Contributed To Shocking New Deforestation Figures

    A new data breach may have exposed personal information of almost every American adult

    Wired reported Wednesday that Exactis, a Palm Coast, Fla.-based marketing and data-aggregation company, had exposed a database containing almost 2 terabytes of data, containing nearly 340 million individual records, on a public server. That included records of 230 million consumers and 110 million businesses.

    “It seems like this is a database with pretty much every U.S. citizen in it,” security researcher Vinny Troia, who discovered the breach earlier this month, told Wired. “I don’t know where the data is coming from, but it’s one of the most comprehensive collections I’ve ever seen,” he said. [more]

    5 people dead as government plane crashes in Mumbai

    Indian police say a chartered plane belonging to a state government has crashed in a busy district of Mumbai, the country's financial and entertainment capital. [more; no cause]

    Dead humpback whale found on beach at Crescent Head, Australia

    Western Heat Predicted to Move East

    [Robin Westenra of seemorerocks notes: This guy says “At 10 C global warming, large regions of the world are regularly predicted to experience temperatures above 35 C Wet Bulb readings”

    We are, at present at 1+ degrees C and already experiencing this. Why does he contradict his own evidence? (because it's Scribbler - a great researcher filled with hopium who can't abide any negative thinking on climate change - particularly McPherson's claims - because it might impact his status/gig]

    Thursday, 28 June 2018
    More from Naomi Wolf on geoengineering

    Cloudseeding Update — Stealing Water: Why Your White-Grey Skies Depress you And You Seldom See Blue Sky….[~ 42 min. video]

    US Allows Nestle to Keep Taking Water From California Forest

    U.S. officials offered Nestle a three-year permit to keep taking millions of gallons of water from a national forest in Southern California. [more; how short-sighted/corrupt!]

    A city in Oman just posted the world’s hottest low[!] temperature ever recorded: 109 degrees’s-hottest-low-temperature-ever-recorded-109-degrees/ar-AAzgjCq

    Over a period of 24 hours, the temperature in the coastal city of Quriyat, Oman, never dropped below 108.7 degrees (42.6 Celsius) Tuesday, most likely the highest minimum temperature ever observed on Earth. [more; Oh MAN!]

    [more below]

  2. Opinion: The next bear market in stocks will spark a retirement crisis

    The U.S. government announced that for the first time since 1982, it is tapping into Social Security trust funds to pay current benefits to recipients and it is dipping into Medicare’s reserves to cover the costs of that program.

    The trustees also projected that the trust fund will run out of money by 2034 and that Medicare’s fund for paying costly hospital bills will be depleted by 2026. [more]

    Severe storms to take aim from Missouri to Alabama, Georgia on Thursday

    Areas from eastern Missouri, including around the St. Louis metro, through western and central Tennessee and into north-central Alabama and northwest Georgia will be at risk for the feisty storms. [more]

    Insane structure on Mothership Supercell over Douglass in Kansas – heavy rain, large hail, destructive tornado

    Those are some of the most stunning storm structures I’ve ever seen. The storm systems swept through Kansas yesterday, June 26, 2018, bringing strong rains, high winds, a destructive tornado and large hail. [more]

    11 States Sue Trump Administration Over Climate Super-Pollutants Used in Cooling

    The lawsuits over HFCs are the latest legal challenges to a far-reaching agenda of rolling back environmental regulations, especially relating to climate change. [more]

    Man stung by wasps while working on Wake County home dies [~ 2.25 min. video]

    Antarctica's big secret: Active volcanic heat found under Pine Island Glacier

    Man Who Smelled So Bad a Plane Had to Make Emergency Landing Dies a Month Later of Necrosis

    A Russian guitarist, whose overpowering body odor required a plane to make an emergency landing, died on Monday.

    Tragically, it has now been revealed that the smell coming from the musician was not because of poor hygiene but because of necrotic tissue as he had developed necrosis while holidaying in Spain. [more]

    Passenger Dies on Boston-Bound United Airlines Flight

    A passenger experiencing a “medical issue” died on a flight from Houston to Boston on Tuesday night, according to a CBS Boston report. Two hours into the flight, just before midnight, United Flight 1888 was redirected to Washington-Dulles airport in Virginia as a result of an onboard medical emergency. [more]

    Largest U.S. Nail Manufacturer Could Soon Be Out Of Business Because Of Trump Tariffs

    The Mid-Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, said this week that it had recently laid off 60 of its 500 workers because of the hefty 25 percent tariff that the administration has slapped on steel imports from Mexico and Canada. [more]

    New eruption of Mount Agung disrupts air travel, Bali, Indonesia

    Several eruptions were registered at Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali on June 27 and 28, 2018. The eruptions produced a dense ash plume that rose up to 5 km above sea level and forced AirAsia to cancel numerous flights on June 28. Officials in Ngurah Rai International Airport are still assessing whether to halt operations again. [more]

  3. I don't have any status or gig, myself, or funding, or equipment, or instruments, or an office or a title. You could look at that and think, well, that sucks! But on the other hand, nobody can threaten my gig or status, or fire me, or revoke funding, or threaten to take away my office or equipment. I am free to walk this world with eyes open and speak the truth as best I can discern it, unbeholden to anyone or anything except my own conscience. I wouldn't want it any other way!

  4. [I missed this yesterday]
    News Links, June 27, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    A new world is dawning, and the US will no longer lead it

    Trump tariffs force companies to rework supply chains

    Economic War on Iran: Trump Sets Sanction Policy for Entire World

    How Iran Can Use Bitcoin to Avoid US Sanctions

    China, EU plan working group to revamp WTO and counter US unilateralism

    The Farce That is the US Treasury Market

    Bank of America Sued for Allowing $102 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Crypto Collapse Spreads With Hundreds of Coins Plunging in Value

    Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

    Turkey set to receive its first F-35 fighter jets, despite congressional opposition [pff- they don't even work!]

    General strike brings Argentina to a halt

    US report: Colombia coca production surges to record high

    1% of the world's population are now refugees

    Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast: navy

    Italy declines aid ship help, hands migrant rescue to Libya

    France, Germany seek new migration solutions as rescue ships left adrift
    I truly feel sorry for the migrants. They believe they are moving to the Land of Milk and Honey, but those countries too are on a path leading to economic, social, and ecological collapse. -- RF

    Women were lying dead, men..." Migrants expelled in Sahara

    Austria conducts anti-migrant border exercise in show of defiance against Angela Merkel

    Recycling renewables
    Recycling end-of-life wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries turns out to be very challenging. Owing to net energy decline — which will be aggravated by the low power density of renewables themselves — recycling costs are going to increase. Can recycling ever be profitable? -- RF

    China has an Iran oil lever over Trump, and it's all playing out at OPEC meeting

    Increase in size, frequency of ocean storms a threat to global fisheries

    California wildfire grows to 8,700 acres; 3,000 evacuate

    More than 50 wildfires rage amid persistently hot, dry conditions (US)

    Attorneys: The DNC's Lawsuit Against Russia Undermines Their Own Defense In The DNC Fraud Lawsuit

    Russiagate's 'Core Narrative' Has Always Lacked Actual Evidence

    DOJ Won't Release Top Secret Loretta Lynch Intercepts Suggesting Secret Deal To Rig Clinton Probe

    Three Glaring Examples Proving Snopes and the AP Have No Business Being Official 'Fact Checkers'

    Where Do You Draw the Line in Today's Crazed Political Environment?
    US media propaganda continue telling us that the utterly corrupt political system is OK, and that it's just the person in the White House who's ruining everything. -- RF

    Chinese factories are producing banned chemicals that could delay ozone recovery

    China floods to hit US economy: Climate effects through trade chains

    UK weather: Railway slowdown to stop tracks from buckling as heatwave set to last until weekend

    Maintaining UK and US military relationship could cost Britain more than $10 billion a year

    I'm in Awe of How Carmageddon Continues in Houston at Financial-Crisis Levels

    Asset Prices Divorced From Economic Reality More Than Ever

    US Banks Are Down 12 Days In A Row - The Longest Losing Streak In History

    Americans are more stressed about money than work or relationships—here's why

    Poor Man's Disease: Hepatitis Spikes as Poverty and Isolation Take Hold Among America's Forgotten

    Growing Public Employee Benefits to Force School Cuts

    Sky-High Deductibles Broke the U.S. Health Insurance System

    Risks Pile Up Quietly in the US Corporate Bond Market

    Many Americans Are Getting the Country They Asked For and They Don't Like It

    "Words Fail Me. It's Insanity": Inside Tesla's "Preposterous" Model 3 Production Tent

  5. I appreciate that fact, Jonny. Way to be free!

    Putin: Russia has withdrawn 1140 troops, 30 aircraft from Syria recently

    Tech employees revolting over government contracts: Does government need tech more than tech needs government?

    Google has long had a culture that encouraged employee feedback on the products it produces, in some cases such influence resulting in real policy shifts. The employees protesting Google's drone contract say that has changed recently, with upper management far less transparent about what work the company is doing and far more deaf to the opinions of the employees that actually carry that work out. Combine it all with the growing distrust of Google in the public and it can appear that Google is trying to pantomime the caricature it is so often painted to be: faceless corporate greed-hounds without soul or morality. [more; covers Microsoft too]

    [from our Trying to Arrest Thor short-story]
    Lightning strikes near police officer in Apopka, Florida

    The police department in Apopka, Florida lost power following a lightning strike on Tuesday evening.

    The building lost power and the strike damaged multiple electrical transformers; [more]

    Huge waterspout filmed off coast of Cattolica, Italy

    [A! Dat's a watta my gram-ma was!]

  6. mid-afternoon edition

    One football pitch of forest lost every second in 2017, data reveals

    The world lost more than one football pitch of forest every second in 2017, according to new data from a global satellite survey, adding up to an area equivalent to the whole of Italy over the year.
    The scale of tree destruction, much of it done illegally, poses a grave threat to tackling both climate change and the massive global decline in wildlife. The loss in 2017 recorded by Global Forest Watch was 29.4m hectares, the second highest recorded since the monitoring began in 2001. [more; it's only going to stop when there are no more forests]

    [more on "the Cow"]
    Cosmic explosion 100 times brighter than a supernova baffles scientists

    How real-life Schrödinger's cats probe the boundary of the quantum world

    Two distinct types of experiments - both of them carried out by several groups independently - have shown that vast numbers of atoms can be placed in collective quantum states, where we can't definitely say that the system has one set of properties or another. In one set of experiments, this meant "entangling" two regions of a cloud of cold atoms to make their properties interdependent and correlated in a way that seems heedless of their spatial separation. In the other, microscopic vibrating objects were maneuvered into so-called superpositions of vibrational states. Both results are loosely analogous to the way Schrödinger's infamous cat, while hidden away in its box, was said to be in a superposition of live and dead states. [more]

    Clouds produce every atmospheric optical trick in the book around Seattle, Washington

    Alberta wildfire more than triples in size overnight

    Air tankers, helicopters used in fight against fire that has grown to 1,250 hectares

    The cause of the [Hinton, Alta.] fire is under investigation. [more]

    At least 22 dead following landslide and floods in north Vietnam - 15 inches of rain in 24 hours (Update)

    A bridge and 2 irrigation plants and wide areas of rice and crops have also been damaged. [more]

    Saddleworth Moor fire in England contained; hot temperatures to linger

    Florida officials: Contractors to blame for prescribed burn that destroyed 36 homes, boats


    Globalization Is Imploding In Real-Time

    No one sees it coming, in real-time, they're too busy buying the dip...

    When I started this blog, I asserted that Globalization would self-implode. "No one" believed me. Now it's actually happening in real-time. Still no one believes me. Which proves the historical axiom that you can fool all of the people whenever you want, like an ATM machine. The world is caught between denial and a hard place. Republicans are caught between a tax cut and a trade war. And there is no way out. But who could warn them, they don't trust anyone who can be trusted. Just remember the phrase "No one saw it coming", because you're going to be hearing it a lot soon...[more]

  7. Wow, a football field of forest disappearing every second - now that's mind-boggling. Well, it's not like people need oxygen to stay alive anyway.

  8. Possible JJFH related event.....


  10. Yeah, puts it in perspective when you can visualize it.

    Japan national seismic hazard map: The probability of a major earthquake occurring within the next 30 years has increased significantly in northern Japan

    [we just had a highest low temperature in Oman; here's a new low temp in Antarctica]
    Like another planet: New coldest temperature on Earth recorded in Antarctica

    Agung volcano refuses to go back to sleep in Bali Indonesia. Activity seems to be picking up again! Plenty of flights cancelled… OMG!

    New fire erupts in different area of UK's moorlands, second in recent days, smoke seen for miles

    Former NSA cryptologist: 'We're not alone in the universe, we must assume the 'others' are far more advanced than we are'