Sunday, July 22, 2018

Event Update For 2018-07-21

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

2018-07-21 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Beijing (China):

Quote: "Air China flight turns back to Beijing just after take-off because of smoke in cabin. Passenger says plane ‘filled with smoke’ and they were told to leave the aircraft as soon as it landed, according to local newspaper."

Note: This is the 119th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-21 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, hundreds of cars burn, near the Christina River near Newport (Delaware):

Quote: "Officials say up to 400 vehicles caught fire."

2018-07-21 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, cars burn, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said multiple cars were involved in the junkyard fire in the 14100 block of Gossett Street."

2018-07-21 - Monorail bursts into flame at the California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento (California):

2018-07-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Clifton (New Jersey):

2018-07-21 - As the world continues to warm, sea turtles turning almost entirely female, researchers to see if alligators are affected similarly:

Quote: "Sometime in mid-August, 400 baby alligators will hatch on the roof of a building at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Researchers will scoop up the newborns and tally them up: male or female? If professor Adam Rosenblatt’s hypothesis is correct, most of the tiny reptiles wriggling out of their manmade nests will be female, thanks to climate change. The warming world has already launched a new — overwhelming female — generation of sea turtles. In the Pacific Ocean’s most important sea turtle nesting area, females outnumber males 116 to 1, National Geographic reported. More and more South Florida sea turtles are born female too, said Florida Atlantic University Professor Jeanette Wyneken. In the last decade, seven of the 10 years Wyneken and her students found every sea turtle nest they sampled in Palm Beach County was totally female. 'Basically what we’re seeing is when the temps would go over 31 Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) we would pretty much have 100 percent female nests,' she said."

2018-07-21 - Heat records falling around the world in 2018:

2018-07-21 - Australian governments concede Great Barrier Reef headed for collapse:

2018-07-21 - Volcano Kilauea in Hawaii hit by another summit collapse and explosion:

Quote: "Fissure no. 8 is erupting an estimated 26,000 gallons of lava per second, according to the USGS. The agency says this extreme eruption rate may mean the eruption will continue for years."

2018-07-21 - Hotel damaged by explosion and fire near coastal Marbella on the Costa del Sol (Spain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A woman's body has been found after a fire in a hotel room on the Costa del Sol yesterday (Saturday). The grim discovery was made at a four-star spa and golf resort hotel near Marbella. Witnesses reportedly heard an ‘explosion’ before the fire."

2018-07-21 - Home destroyed by explosion near Lakki (Pakistan), 4 injured:

Note: These are the 182nd and 183rd residential explosions in 2018...

2018-07-21 - Boat explodes and burns on the Mississippi River near marina in Grafton (Illinois), 2 injured:

Quote: "For onlookers near the Grafton Oyster Bar, it was a horrific scene to witness, less than a week after 17 people died on Missouri waters when a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake."

2018-07-21 - Houseboat bursts into flame, destroyed, on Trinity Lake (California):

Note: These are the 668th and 669th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-21 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2018-07-21 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on road in Gudalur (India):

2018-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 in Winona County (Minnesota):

2018-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-07-21 - Tractor bursts into flame in the Town of Torrey (New York):

2018-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A1(M) near Dishforth (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Smalldale Road in Smalldale (Britain):

Note: These are the 1536th, 1537th, 1538th, 1539th, 1540th and 1541st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-21 - Cement mixer truck bursts into flames in the wee hours in coastal Thane (India):

2018-07-21 - Campervan bursts into flame at home in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

2018-07-21 - Campervan bursts into flame on Colwell Chine Road in coastal Freshwater on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Campervan bursts into flame on Normandy Avenue in Watchet (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Van bursts into flame on Normandy Avenue in Doniford (Britain):

2018-07-21 - SUV bursts into flame just after 2 AM while parked at home in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-07-21 - SUV bursts into flame on the M5 near Worcester (Britain):

2018-07-21 - In two incidents, multiple parked cars go up in flames in the same area, in coastal Oslo (Norway):

Quote: "There are no concrete findings that make us suspect that the fires are arson attacks, but it seems connected that two cars in the same area suddenly started burning at the same time..."

Note: The two fires were definitely connected by geographic area, proximity to the coast, timeframe and the atmosphere...

2018-07-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Stokenchurch (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 21 July, 9.08pm Car fire, M40 southbound between junctions 5 (Stokenchurch) and 4 (Handy Cross). One appliance and crew from High Wycombe, two from Oxfordshire and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-07-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "M180. Sat 21 Jul 2018 16:13 (No:15489) Car fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2018-07-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Briceland Thorn Road in Redway (California):

2018-07-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A362 near Corsley (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Motorcycle bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM while parked at apartments in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

2018-07-21 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 11:28 PM on Warley Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Warley Road, Scunthorpe. Sat 21 Jul 2018 23:28 (No:15530) Motorcycle on fire. Hose reel in use."

2018-07-21 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at RV park on Lake Huron in Port Austin (Michigan):

2018-07-21 - Four cars and garage destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM on Plains Road in Harrison (Maine):

2018-07-21 - Two vehicles and three mobile homes go up in flames in coastal Federal Way (Washington):

Quote: "A fire erupted late Saturday night at Camelot Square in Federal Way, setting fire to three manufactured homes and two vehicles in a large trailer park, according to South King Fire and Rescue."

2018-07-21 - Barn destroyed by fire on Hidlay Church Road near Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania), sheep killed:

2018-07-21 - Barn destroyed by fire on Millay Road in Bowdoinham (Maine):

2018-07-21 - Barn heavily damaged by fire in Pella (Iowa):

2018-07-21 - Wildfire grows to 80,763 acres near The Dalles (Oregon):

2018-07-21 - Wildfire grows to 29,045 acres near Yosemite National Park (California):

2018-07-21 - Wildfire breaks out in Lake County south of Kelseyville (California):

2018-07-21 - Wildfire breaks out in Benton County (Washington):

2018-07-21 - Wildfire breaks out near coastal Estepona on the Costa del Sol (Spain):

2018-07-21 - Laundry bags burst into flame just before 12:30 AM at laundry business in Ashwaubenon (Wisconsin):

2018-07-21 - Flea market hit by fire, six businesses destroyed, more damaged, in Valdese (North Carolina):

2018-07-21 - Feed business destroyed by fire in Hollister (Missouri):

2017-07-21 - Restaurant damaged by fire in coastal Provincetown (Massachusetts):

2018-07-21 - Greenhouse heavily damaged by fire on Braunton Road in coastal Barnstaple (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Outbuilding heavily damaged by fire on Milford Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Milford Grove, Hull. Sat 21 Jul 2018 19:43 (No:15506) Fire involving brick outbuilding. Building heavily fire and smoke damaged. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2018-07-21 - Three beach huts destroyed by fire at 2 AM, two more damaged, on Westcliff Road in coastal Margate (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Garage destroyed by fire in Mechanicsville (Virginia):

2018-07-21 - Garage destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM at home in Lyman (Maine):

2018-07-21 - Home damaged by fire in Traverse City (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-07-21 - Home damaged by fire at 6 AM in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-07-21 - Home damaged by fire at 12:30 AM in coastal Lantana (Florida), 2 pets killed:

2018-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Maine Avenue in Upper Darby (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Water Works Road in London (Kentucky):

2018-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire and explosions in Amherst (New York):

2018-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:55 PM in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM on East Mill Street in Burgin (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire near Burr Pond in Torrington (Connecticut), nobody there:

2018-07-21 - Home under construction destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Houston (Texas), nobody there:

Quote: "An almost completed house was consumed by flames and heavy smoke early Saturday. The Houston Fire Department responded to a house on fire in the 4900 block of Ricky and Dobie around 5:30 a.m."

2018-07-21 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Lake Worth (Florida):

2018-07-21 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC, 1 injured:

2018-07-21 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire in Amarillo (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-07-21 - Apartment building damaged by fire shortly before 3:30 AM in Albany (Oregon):

2018-07-21 - Apartment building damaged by fire at midnight on Calm Lake Circle in Greece (New York):

2018-07-21 - Bed and breakfast damaged by fire in the wee hours in Keokuk (Iowa):

2018-07-21 - Vacant home under renovation burns in Utica (New York):

2018-07-21 - Thousands of fish die at Lake Erie beach in Vermilion (Ohio):

Quote: "Diane Dobeck says she saw thousands of fish floating. 'We saw a bunch of fish floating and they were dying right in front of our eyes. They would come and swim in and flip on their bellies and just die right in front of us,' she said."

2018-07-21 - Two men die in the water in Ruedi Reservoir near Basalt (Colorado):

Quote: "The woman said someone had a heart attack and a man on her boat jumped in the water to help but never came back up, Brown said."

2018-07-21 - Woman and grandson, 55 and 5, die after being pulled from Lake Lowell at Lowell Lake State Park (Vermont):

2018-07-21 - Two teen boys, 16 and 17, die in river in Veyangoda on the island of Sri Lanka:

2018-07-21 - Man found dead in swimming pool at 11 PM at apartment complex in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-07-21 - Man, 50, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at hotel in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2018-07-21 - Man falls off boat into the water and dies at dock on Norris Lake (Tennessee):

2018-07-21 - Man, 28, found dead in home on Lake Street in Woodland (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-21 - Man, 69, drops dead in storage shed in coastal Montauk (New York):

Quote: "His most cherished possessions: a knife, mask, snorkel, and speargun..."

Note: The gear of someone who spends time in the water...

2018-07-21 - Person found dead in Lake Lillinonah at boat launch in Bridgewater (Connecticut):

2018-07-21 - Man, 70, drops dead next to his fishing gear at fishing spot along the Arkansas River in Bixby (Oklahoma):

Quote: "When his family hadn't heard from him in a couple hours, they went to find him. They found the man dead next to all his fishing gear."

2018-07-21 - Man, early 50s, drops dead in Brookside Park in Farmington (New Mexico):

2018-07-21 - Man, 55, found dead in the Columbia River south of Kettle Falls (Washington):

2018-07-21 - Man in his 40s found slumped over dead in parking lot in Peoria (Illinois):

Quote: "The man, who appears to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m., he said. The man was bleeding from a minor head injury, presumably from a fall, Harwood said. There was no other trauma and Harwood said the head injury is not what killed him."

2018-07-21 - Boy, 13, found dead in mine pit lake in Crosby (Minnesota):

2018-07-21 - Man in his 30s dies after being pulled from the water at Kew Balmy Beach in Toronto (Canada):

2018-07-21 - Man in his 60s dies at beach in coastal San Antonio (Spain):

2018-07-21 - Man, 48, found dead in Castle Douglas (Scotland):

2018-07-21 - Man, 41, found dead near Cooper Lane in Haydock (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Woman, 52, found dead near Skegby (Britain):

2018-07-21 - Woman, 33, drops dead in flat on Whiteway Road in Matson (Britain), near the River Severn:

2018-07-21 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing at airport near Paris (France):

Quote: "A medical emergency has been declared onboard a flight from [coastal] Palma De Mallorca into East Midlands Airport. The TUI flight has been diverted to Orly airport near Paris this afternoon, according to Flights Alert on Twitter."

2018-07-21 - Man, 60, sickens on cruise ship near coastal Port Canaveral (Florida):

2018-07-21 - Historic military C-47 cargo plane crashes and burns at takeoff in Burnet (Texas), 8 injured:

2018-07-21 - Man, 53, falls off boat and disappears into Lake Michigan during race near Chicago (Illinois):

2018-07-21 - Freight train derails in Worcester (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-07-21 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits tree, on I-80 in Turbot Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-07-21 - Two cars crash, fire erupts, in coastal Harwich (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, in East Whiteland Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, overturns, on I-25 near Fort Collins (Colorado), 5 injured:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, overturns, in Colton (Oregon), 5 injured:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, hits tree, on coastal Daniel Island (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, hits two trees, bursts into flame, in Monroe (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road just before 11:30 PM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Bellview (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, launches off I-80, crashes onto Lance Canyon Road, in Salt Lake City (Utah), 2 injured:

2018-07-21 - Car crashes into median and overturns, on I-84 near Mountain Home (Idaho), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, near Idaho Falls (Idaho), 1 killed:

2018-07-21 - Car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in St. Cloud (Minnesota):

2018-07-21 - Building collapses in Mundhwa (India), 8 injured:

2018-07-21 - Boy pulled unconscious from swimming pool at hotel in Henrico County (Virginia):

2018-07-21 - Heatwave bakes Houston (Texas):

2018-07-21 - Deadly heat waves in Middle East and North Africa to increase by 8–20 times if when global warming isn’t slowed:

2018-07-21 - Melting glacier causes landslides and floods villages in Ghizer (Pakistan):

Quote: "Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people. Mohammad Khalid, a local police official, said Friday that authorities are sending relief supplies to the flood-hit villages."

2018-07-21 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near the coast near Nelson (New Zealand):

2018-07-21 - Australian farmers face worst drought on 100 years:

2018-07-21 - India suffering worst water crisis in its history, New Delhi and 20 other cities to run out of groundwater by 2020:

2018-07-21 - Earth Overshoot Day 2018 is August 1, earliest date since ecological overshoot started in the early 1970s:

2018-07-21 - One-third of global fisheries operating at biologically unsustainable levels:

2018-07-21 - Tropical Storm Son Tinh roars into Vietnam, 20 killed, 14 injured, 16 missing:

Quote: "Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country's rescue committee says. Floods triggered by heavy rains hit northern Vietnam after Son Tinh made landfall in northern coastal areas on Thursday, while the capital Hanoi was flooded and lashed by torrential rains. More than 5000 houses were damaged, swept away, submerged or collapsed, around 82,000 hectares of crops were damaged and nearly 17,000 animals were killed nationwide, the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue said in a report on Saturday."

2018-07-21 - Hailstorm pounds Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), cars and buildings damaged:

2018-07-21 - Dust storm sweeps through Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-07-21 - Democratic Republic of Congo set to reclassify national parks for oil, open Congo Basin rainforest to logging:

2018-07-21 - Unknown lights spotted in the sky over Chongqing (China):

2018-07-21 - Trade war may accelerate decline of US empire as China and India dominance grows:

2018-07-21 - 'Sugar Coated' documentary shows how the sugar industry managed to dupe the world:


  1. I have a personal anecdote to share from a local delivery truck driving friend of mine. He just texted me moments ago and said he smells a sulfur/rotten egg smell on Loop 360 on the western side of Austin. Loop 360 is also called the Capital of TX highway. It's in the hill country side of town and there's the Colorado River in the area which comes down from Lake Travis. Last month on 360 a car burst into flames near the intersection of Hwy 183. That was the day two cars burst into flames within 2 miles of one another.

    This friend of mine is probably the only one I've told about JJFH. At first he dismissed it and I don't think he's ever looked at this site more than twice. But it planted a seed and he of course has noticed all the fires lately. He is concerned because he drives a big box truck delivering HVAC materials to commercial construction sites. I've told him to always keep that fire extinguisher close by.

  2. Good morning Jonny, Mike, Fran and all other readers. At home in PA there are lanes closed due to flooding on major roads, local roads completely blocked, and my back yard looks like a swamp. Out here in CA it's dry, as in they could use some.

    Woman viciously attacked by pack of three dingoes in Pilbara, Western Australia

    Hottest summer for decades creates rare, beautiful phenomenon of bioluminescent plankton off the coast of Port Talbot, Wales

    Large hailstones pummel Banja Luka area in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Typhoon Ampil slams Shanghai, China - 190,000 evacuated

    Shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Iranian Kurdish region, injures 25

    Super blood moon eclipse on July 27th has bible thumpers predicting the apocalypse-rapture-end of days-armageddon, again

  3. Yeah, I remember that double car-fire, Mike. You thought I'd made a mistake and listed the same one twice. I thought the very same thing at first too - are these the same car fire? But nope, it was two, 'separate' but close to each other.

    I worry about the truck drivers. A fair number have been found slumped over dead in their trucks, many have had 'medical events' and crashed - sometimes into another truck driver! - and obviously there's a crapload of trucks going up in flames regularly now. Good advice you gave him, to keep a fire extinguisher handy. That won't do him much good if he veers off the road and hits a wall or something after breathing some rotten egg odor though, but I guess there's only so much one can do to be prepared for the various possibilities.

  4. Glad you survived your trip to California, Tom - always a plus to survive a plane trip nowadays! Gonna take a trip to Yosemite? I hear it's one of the hottest tourist destinations in California lately!

  5. News Links, July 23, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Russian Gold Reserves Climb Another 500,000 Ounces as U.S. Treasury Holdings Fall

    Surge in Global Credit Driven by China: Deflationary Bust Coming

    Government's already-dismal budget forecast just got 106% worse

    Higher oil prices are threatening the future of a once-burgeoning financial sector

    Copper — a metal with a history of predicting economic trouble — hits 1-year low, nears bear market

    Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports

    U.S. tariffs to cost Germans up to 20 billion euros this year: report

    The Economy is Cracking Up. Are You?

    Australia's Property Boom Is Well and Truly Over

    JetBlue Layoffs 2018: Employees Brace for Job Cuts

    PayPoint goes down leaving over a million people without gas and electricity [UK]

    China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US, top CIA expert says

    Pentagon announces $200 million in aid for Ukraine

    Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

    Israel Declares Itself Apartheid State [nooo, really?]

    Russia, China urge delay as US seeks to cut off oil to N.Korea

    Trump Warns NATO Collective Defense Could Start World War 3

    Trump Says Critics Badly Want War With Russia

    Pentagon looks to lower costs for nations buying American weapons — again ["fire sale!" heh]

    Merkel: Europe Can't Rely on US to Impose World Order

    Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Snuff out Europe's Independence

    The global migration plan that every UN country agreed to—except the US and Hungary [the truth is nobody wants them]

    Saudi Arabia struggling to sell oil after raising output to please Trump, say financial experts

    Germany asks India to resist U.S. pressure, continue buying oil from Iran

    Clean water for all is still centuries away, aid group warns

    Though volatile, supply-side woes resurface to push oil prices higher

    US coal and nuclear plant bailout could cost $16.7 billion: study

    Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

    Contamination problem: McDonald's tainted salads have now sickened 163 people in 10 states

    [more below]

  6. Soybean giant Brazil swoops on US crop as China trade war punctures prices

    Extinction is a natural process, but it's happening at 1,000 times the normal speed

    Humans are changing global seasonal climate cycles, satellite data shows

    Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    Melting of glacier causes flash floods in Pakistan's north

    27 reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

    Possible Hand-Over Of Julian Assange To The UK May Be Imminent

    Be Prepared To Shake The Earth If Julian Assange Is Arrested

    "Democratic Institutions?" – 10 Lessons From History That Will Destroy Your Trust In The CIA

    "Truth Was Irrelevant" WSJ Asks: Was Brennan's Action The Real "Treason"?

    Massive data breach exposes huge trove of automakers' secrets

    Meanwhile, About Those Other Issues at the Summit

    Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid questions over surveillance

    Carter Page FISA Application Exposes Flimsy Underpinnings Of FBI "Witch Hunt"

    Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing

    Lying Bigot James Clapper Assures World The Russia Narrative He Built Is Legit

    U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

    It's All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

    The Schizophrenic Deep State is a Symptom, Not the Disease

    Heat wave has Tokyo residents concerned about Olympics

    Japan To Suspend Imports Of Iranian Oil In Light Of Reimposed Sanctions

    Japan's farm and fisheries sectors see ¥64 billion in damage from rain disaster

    Death toll from torrential rain reaches 218

    China military developing unmanned AI submarines to launch a new era of sea power [meanwhile Am. warships keep running into things]

    55% of the US National Debt Is the Result of Repaying Debt with More Debt

    America The Insolvent

    "What's Next, Air?" - NJ Dems Weighing Water Tax To Help Fix Pensions

    Warning signs rise for an end to stock market's potential record-setting bull run

    People are taking out loans to pay for their vacations

    Either Trump Fires These People Or The Borg Will Have Won

    The American dream may not involve home ownership anymore

  7. Haaaa-haaaaaaah, no I've had a close encounter here a year or 2 back when ash fell regularly on the whole area from the really close fires and would rather just read about it here, thanks.

    Hey Mike. My oldest (45) is a tanker truck driver and I remind him to remain vigilant. Scary times.

  8. I'm sure you would've found this story, but I'll post it now because this is a particularly nasty apartment complex fire in San Marcos, TX. This is about a 20 minute drive from my house down I-35. So far 4 confirmed dead and 200 people displaced.

  9. Assange supporters gather at Ecuadorian Embassy amid reports that his asylum protection may be withdrawn

    US and Mexico offer assistance as Canada battles 63 forest fires in northern Ontario

    'Not one plane in the sky': Strange sounds heard in Antlers, Oklahoma

    Circumzenithal arc seen over Scunthorpe, England

    Hundreds of galah birds mysteriously found dead in Burra, South Australia

  10. Epic Floods to Impact Mid Atlantic

    The National Weather Service is warning residents in the Mid Atlantic to prepare for the possibility of epic flooding over the next several days. In an alert from the National Weather Service Mid Atlantic River Forecast Center (MARFC) office, they write, “a potentially dangerous, even life threatening, situation is setting up for much of the Mid-Atlantic. After a weekend of 2-7+” rain for much of the Mid-Atlantic, an additional 3-5+” of rain is expected over the next 3 days.” In a map they released with the alert, it shows almost the entire MARFC area of responsibility getting more than 2″ of rain over the next 72 hours. [more]