Sunday, July 8, 2018

Event Update For 2018-07-07

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

2018-07-07 - People sicken after swimming at Woods Pond in Bridgton (Maine):

Quote: "A southwestern Maine town has closed a lakeside beach because several people reported getting sick after swimming there during a recent hot spell."

2018-07-07 - Air ambulance helicopter bursts into flame then crashes in Chicago (Illinois), 4 injured:

Quote: "Witnesses said they saw the helicopter spiraling out of control and on fire before it crashed. The pilot had issued a mayday call before the crash."

Quote: "'I looked up at the sky and all of a sudden you could see a helicopter on fire, going out of control, trying to stabilize itself,' said witness Andres Herrera. 'When it was in the sky it was already on fire.'"

Note: Also see the minivan that burst into flame at O'Hare Airport in Chicago on this day. This is the 106th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-07 - Television explodes and burns and ignites home in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "The woman's daughter, Esther Bedoit, says the TV in the basement exploded as her mother, Anna Barthelemy, was watching TV."

2018-07-07 - Underground electrical fire breaks out beneath Lafayette Boulevard near Cass Avenue in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-07-07 - Underground electrical explosion and fire at 1:30 AM hits man with shrapnel in coastal Hull (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 8-10 cars burn, in South Salt Lake (Utah):

Quote: "Between eight and 10 vehicles caught fire about 1:10 p.m. at the yard near the intersection of 500 West and 3460 South, according to South Salt Lake Fire Chief Terry Addison."

2018-07-07 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Birstall (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Recycling center erupts in flame, again, in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2018-07-07 - In three separate incidents, street sweeper truck bursts into flame in Shelton and car and scooter burst into flame in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Firefighters on scene of a scooter fire at Bostwick and Wordin Avenue completing the trifecta for the day.  So a scooter, a car on I-95 and a sweeper truck on Route 8 earlier."

2018-07-07 - Chair bursts into flame inside newspaper business in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The Main Street building that houses the Cape Cod Times and Barnstable Patriot newspapers was evacuated this morning due to a small fire. A chair caught fire, which triggered the sprinkler system and activated an alert for the Hyannis Fire Department."

Note: I hope there aren't too many homes around with chairs in them!

2018-07-07 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Kansas City (Kansas), 1 killed, 3 injured:

Quote: "Witnesses tell the Kansas City Star the fire began with an explosion that shook nearby buildings."

2018-07-07 - Home explodes and burns at 6:15 AM in Newfield (New Jersey), 2 killed:

Note: These are the 171st and 172nd residential explosions in 2018...

2018-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame in Casco Bay near coastal Portland (Maine), 1 injured:

2018-07-07 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Note: These are the 583rd and 584th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-07 - Jet ski bursts into flame near coastal Jupiter Island (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "wo riders were injured in a jet skt fire at the St. Lucie Inlet, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office says the MSCO Guardian 1 responded to a report about a jet ski fire at the Crossroads in St. Lucie Inlet. Both of the riders suffered from non life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital for burns."

2018-07-07 - Shuttle bus bursts into flame in parking lot, fire damages several cars, in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Not long after the driver pulled in, the bus was engulfed in flames. Moments later, Falmouth firefighters and police were on scene battling the flames as they consumed the 2-year-old bus. As many as 15 other cars were damaged during the fire."

2018-07-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at airport in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "Newark *Bus Fire* Newark Liberty Airport Newark Fire On Scene with Port Authority Fire. Engine Compartment Fire extinguished by PAFD."

Note: These are the 422nd and 423rd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-07-07 - Crane truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-07-07 - Four tractor trailers destroyed by fire at 7 AM while parked at business in Vancouver (Washington), 600 feet from the Columbia River:

Quote: "Four semi-trucks with trailers attached caught fire at Mitchel Bros. Truck Line Inc. in Vancouver Saturday morning. Vancouver Fire responded to the incident at 2501 SE Columbia Shores Boulevard around 7:00 a.m. The semi-trucks were parked in a parking lot. There were also cargo containers nearby that caught fire."

Note: Also see the SUV that burst into flame at an auto parts store in Vancouver on this day...

2018-07-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Phelan Road in Oak Hills (California):

2018-07-07 - Several tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Ansonia (Ohio):

Quote: "A large barn in the 11300 block of State Route 49 reportedly full of tractors caught fire Saturday morning."

Note: Barn full of tractors, that could be pretty many. I'll call it four, which is probably conservative...

2018-07-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on Route 6 in coastal Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

Note: About 22 miles as the gas blows from that shuttle bus that went up in flames in Falmouth on this day...

2018-07-07 - Tractor bursts into flame in Ashburton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1402nd-1413th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-07 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):

2018-07-07 - Truck bursts into flame on Highway 221 near Prosser (Washington):

2018-07-07 - RV bursts into flame while parked in lot in Osolo Township (Indiana):

2018-07-07 - RV bursts into flame near intersection in Fairhope (Pennsylvania):

Note: These are the 310th and 311th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-07 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Coleridge Road in Swindon (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Minivan bursts into flame at O'Hare Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-07-07 - SUV bursts into flame at auto parts store in Vancouver (Washington):

2018-07-07 - SUV bursts into flame on US 101 in Arroyo Grande (California):

2018-07-07 - SUV bursts into flame in Peterculter (Scotland):

2018-07-07 - Luxury sports car bursts into flame at gas station in Kirkwood suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-07-07 - Two parked cars go up in flames in the wee hours in Placentia, two more go up in flames in Brea (California):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame at 11:30 PM on Avenue of the Giants in Myers Flat (California), near the South Fork Eel River:

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM on I-24 in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on Casper Mountain Road in Casper (Wyoming):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on Paynter Road in West Kelowna (Canada):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on Thackeray Gardens in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame at the Hare and Hounds Inn in Withington (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on Smallbrook Road in Whitchurch (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M65 near Blackburn (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on Bromley Street in Blackburn (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 between Clevedon and Portishead (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Car bursts into flame on road near Outhgill (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire in Mallerstang(South Lakeland) 7 Jul 2018 At 07:42 firefighters were called to a car fire on Mallerstang South of Outhgill. Crews used two hose reel jets and foam to put out the fire."

2018-07-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked inside business on West Mayne in Basildon (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Hay trailer bursts into flame on Croft Lane in Temple Grafton (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Five large vehicles and two commercial buildings destroyed by fire on Abbess Road in Ongar (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Two RV trailers and barn destroyed by fire in Ucon (Idaho):

2018-07-07 - Vehicles and two homes destroyed by fire just after 4 AM in Stockton (California):

Quote: "A lot of furnishings, lumber and vehicles, and to complicate things, we had high-tension wires down, which were arcing in all three of the backyards..."

2018-07-07 - Two semi trailers, huge pile of pallets and some oil drums go up in flames on Old Ipswich Road in Ardleigh (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a fire involving an area of 50m x 50m of wooden pallets alight, two lorry trailers and oil drums."

2018-07-07 - Wildfire grows to 22,000 acres in Siskiyou County (California):

Quote: "The Klamathon Fire originating in Siskiyou County has spread to 22,000 acres and is 20% contained, according to Cal Fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation."

2018-07-07 - Wildfire grows to 164,971 acres, becomes megafire, near Winnemucca (Nevada):

Quote: "The Martin Fire about 48 miles northeast of Winnemucca has reached 164,971 acres as of Saturday, the Central Nevada Interagency Dispatch Center reports. That is 258 square miles and almost double its estimated size on Friday."

2018-07-07 - Wildfire breaks out in Wildwood Canyon in Burbank (California):

2018-07-07 - Wildfire breaks out along the American River in Fair Oaks (California):

2018-07-07 - Dumpster bursts into flame outside auto shop in Springfield (Illinois):

2018-07-07 - AC unit bursts into flame outside home, fire scorches home, in Henrico (Virginia):

2018-07-07 - Warehouse destroyed by fire in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-07-07 - Electric bike manufacturing business damaged by fire in Ann Arbor (Michigan):

2018-07-07 - Commercial building under construction heavily damaged by fire in West Drayton (Britain):

2018-07-07 - Garage heavily damaged by fire at home in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-07-07 - Home damaged by fire in Chesapeake (Virginia), 5 injured:

2018-07-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Charlton (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

2018-07-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:40 AM in Danville (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2018-07-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Harlan County (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-07-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Perry County (Missouri), nobody there:

2018-07-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Ravine Road in Youngstown (Ohio), pet(s) killed, nobody there:

2018-07-07 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 5 AM in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2018-07-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Vancouver (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-07-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Shelbyville (Illinois):

2018-07-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Bellaire (Ohio), 2 dogs killed:

2018-07-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Lewiston (Maine):

2018-07-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Holland (Michigan):

2018-07-07 - Condo building destroyed by fire on Cascade Road in coastal Old Orchard Beach (Maine):

2018-07-07 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-07-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Kingsport (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-07-07 - Deadly fire destroys home just before midnight in coastal Aberdeen (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-07-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in Elyria (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-07-07 - Vacant building burns at 3:27 AM on Westenders Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Westenders Way, Hull. Sat 7 Jul 2018 03:27 (No:13909) Derelict building fire, two BA,two hose reels, two PPV fans and Thermal Image Camera in use. Gas and electric supply isolated by Fire Service."

2018-07-07 - Vacant home burns at 11 PM in Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2018-07-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Seguin (Texas):

2018-07-07 - Vacant apartment building burns in Westlake (California):

2018-07-07 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Santa Clara (California):

2018-07-07 - Vacant commercial building burns at 12:35 AM in Toronto (Canada):

2018-07-07 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the water at Clarrie Hall Dam near Uki (Australia):

Quote: "Uki local Jasper Gudgeon was on a bushwalk with a friend on Thursday afternoon when they noticed the smell of dead fish and rotten eggs coming from the dam."

2018-07-07 - Two men, 19 and 20, found dead in Lake of the Woods in Kenora (Canada):

2018-07-07 - Four boys go for swim at beach and die in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-07-07 - Two children, 12 and 8, found dead in pond in Kulekhani (Nepal):

2018-07-07 - Person found dead at site of small fire at 11:30 PM in Copper Canyon near Otay Mountain (California):

2018-07-07 - Boy, 12, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at apartments in North St. Louis County (Missouri):

2018-07-07 - Man, 46, found dead in swimming pool at home in Bedford (Texas):

Quote: "A family member found a man at the bottom of a pool at his house on Saturday and police are investigating. Douglas Daniel, 46, was pronounced dead shortly after 5 a.m. at his residence in the 3900 block of Pebblebrook Lane, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's website. The cause of Daniel's death has not been determined and police have reported that there is no evidence of foul play."

2018-07-07 - Man, 24, dies in Douglas Lake near Dandridge (Tennessee), man who tried to rescue him has 'medical issues' too:

Quote: "The man who made the rescue attempt was treated for some medical issues but is expected to be okay."

2018-07-08 - Firefighter, man, 36, found dead at Arizona Army National Guard Base in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-07-08 - Woman, deputy, has 'medical incident' and dies in Garfield County (Oklahoma):

2018-07-07 - Man, 22, drops dead at apartments in St. Bonifacius (Minnesota):

Quote: "According to Minnetrista Police Secretary Lori Brazil, just before 6 p.m. officers from the Minnetrista Police Department were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 4000 block of Tower Street for an unconscious man. Upon arrival, officers found a 22-year-old man deceased. There is no evidence of foul play at this time, but the case remains under investigation."

2018-07-07 - Man, 24, found dead with submerged car in drainage pond in Renville County (Minnesota):

2018-07-07 - Man, 30, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

2018-07-07 - College student, man, 19, jumps into Bohicket Creek and dies in Charleston (South Carolina):

2018-07-07 - Boy, 17, found dead in Hillsdale Lake in Miami County (Kansas):

2018-07-07 - Man, 55, slumps over dead in car at Starbucks in Pleasanton (California), 13 miles from the coast:

2018-07-07 - Man, 67, goes fishing, next seen dead in lake at Prince Gallitzin State Park (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-07 - Woman, 55, drops dead in jail cell in Rochester (New York):

2018-07-07 - Man in his 50s found dead in pond in Salyersville (Kentucky):

2018-07-07 - Boy, 17, falls into Greers Ferry Lake and dies in Heber Springs (Arkansas):

2018-07-07 - Man, 64, radio show host Ed Schultz, found dead at home in coastal Washington DC:

2018-07-07-  Man, 69, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Mississauga (Canada):

2018-07-07 - Boy, 8, found dead in pond in Bogra (Bangladesh):

2018-07-07 - Man, 48, has 'medical emergency', cars crash, pedestrian hit, in Grand Haven (Michigan), 2 injured:

Quote: "The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety says a 48-year-old from Caledonia suffered some sort of a medical emergency while driving west on Jackson. His car rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old Ludington man, then rear-ended a second car driven by a 61-year-old Grand Haven woman. The Grand Haven woman's car was shoved off the road and hit a pedestrian, a 70-year-old West Olive woman, on the sidewalk."

Note: About 360 feet from the Grand River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-07-07 - Man has 'medical issue', car crashes into ditch, in Gates (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Gates Police officers say the man experienced a medical issue behind the wheel before driving through the fence and landing in the ditch. The man received CPR at the scene and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. His condition is unknown at the time."

2018-07-07 - MiG-21 Lancer fighter jet crashes and burns during air show near Borcea (Romania), 1 killed:

2018-07-07 - Small plane crashes into woods in coastal Orange Beach (Alabama):

2018-07-07 - Small plane crashes near Inner Lake George (Alaska):

2018-07-07 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in the Town of Herman (Wisconsin), engine failure:

2018-07-07 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing in field shortly after takeoff in Houma (Louisiana), engine failure:

2018-07-07 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in Wayne County (Ohio), landing gear problem:

2018-07-07 - Small plane crashes into field near Honiton (Britain), 1 injured:

2018-07-07 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits pole, in Milton Township (Minnesota), 2 injured:

2018-07-07 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits tanker truck head-on, in Laurens County (South Carolina), 2 injured:

2018-07-07 - Pickup truck and 3 vehicles crash then pickup slams into pole, in Nashville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police are still working to determine if Lindquist suffered a medical event prior to the crash."

2018-07-07 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Dearborn (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "While the investigation is preliminary, police said the crash may have been the result of a medical emergency. The driver's body was badly burned and will not be removed from the vehicle until the medical examiner arrives. It's unclear if the person died as a result of the fire or they were dead before the fire started."

2018-07-07 - Car crashes into wall in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

Quote: "A witness to the event noticed the operator of the vehicle was possibly experiencing a medical episode and called for emergency medical services."

2018-07-07 - Car veers off road just after 2 AM, hits tree, in Lawrenceburg (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-07-07 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on Route 15 in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut), some injuries:

2018-07-07 - Naked man, 25, tries to strangle dog in Syracuse (New York):

2018-07-07 - Mostly naked man found wandering around Asheboro (North Carolina):

2018-07-07 - Man, 20, has 'medical emergency' after being pulled from Lake Wyola in Shutesbury (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The man experienced a medical emergency, but it is not believed to have played a factor in the drowning."

2018-07-07 - Boy, 13, disappears into Lake Erie at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-07-07 - Man jumps into the water and disappears into Sturgeon Lake (Minnesota):

2018-07-07 - Man collapses outside nightclub on Newland Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Newland Avenue, Hull. Sat 7 Jul 2018 21:29 (No:13973) Adult male collapsed outside nightclub. First aid administered by Fire Service. Incident left with the Police."

2018-07-07 - Northern Barents Sea warms dramatically, sea-ice area around Svalbard lowest ever recorded:

2018-07-07 - Sea ice concentration low in Antarctica and it's winter there:

2018-07-07 - Abrupt climate change bringing droughts and crop failures:

2018-07-07 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean off Chiba Prefecture (Japan):

2018-07-07 - Heavy rain and flooding continue devastating Japan, dozens killed:

2018-07-07 - Powerful Super Typhoon Maria to threaten lives and property next week as it heads for China:

2018-07-07 - Unexplained flashes of light in the sky filmed over New Jersey:

Note: Never seen anything like that before - freaky!

2018-07-07 - 2017 was the second-worst year on record for global deforestation:

2018-07-07 - China and the US plan massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia:

2018-07-07 - Trump’s Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves:

2018-07-07 - Australian farmers shift on climate change and want a say on energy:

Note: Heh, it's hard to maintain disbelief in something that's kicking your ass!

2018-07-07 - Monkeys may have just stumbled into the Stone Age in Panama:


  1. Big day in Hull with 3 JJFH events!

    A chair bursts into flames and a tv explodes - combine this with the clothes hanging on a metal rack in an upscale department store - and anyone occupying a home is now in jeopardy!

    I can't help but "tempt fate" everyday by driving to a pool and swimming pretty much every day now that summer's here. Today, it's a long road trip with a buddy to a double-header baseball game in Baltimore (starts @ 4 pm vs Yankees, who are hot right now). My friend, who has a "lifesaving device" to break glass and cut seatbelts right beside both front seats, is driving. Of course that won't help if he suddenly has a "medical episode" and passes out or careens across lanes of the damn I - 95 (which i HATE using). i'll try to check in periodically. We just keep doing what we're doing until we can't.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.8.18 This is how your world could end [~ 33 min. long]

    The Watchman's Report #3 - CAT 6 Hurricane? - Heatwave Causes Power Outages

    [~ 30 min. long MrMBB333 video - there's a squirrel that's almost albino in my own backyard, and he lists others with odd coloration (could be UV ray sun bleaching or genetically caused by radiation, imho)]

    Helicopter crash in Virginia causes townhouse fire; 1 dead [100 sec. news video]

    Volcanic news: Eruptions continue at Agung (Indonesia), Sierra Negra (Galapagos), Pacaya (Guatemala), and Kilauea (USA); Unrest at Planchón-Peteroa (Chile)

    Oxygen loss in coastal Baltic Sea is ‘unprecedentedly severe’

    The Baltic Sea is home to some of the world's largest dead zones, areas of oxygen-starved waters where most marine animals can't survive. [more]

    Very bright fireball over Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

    A bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil at 01:35 UTC on July 8, 2018. The object was visible for several seconds before it disintegrated in a bright flash. It is possible some pieces survived the entry. However, even if something did manage to survive, it's at the bottom of the ocean now. [more]

    As 2018 is set to be the hottest year ever Europe is beginning to parch from the lack of water after 50 days without rainfall

    Unprecedented Japanese floods death toll near 100 with more than 50 missing and almost 6 million ordered to evacuate as horror unfolds

    Torrential rain, floods and landslides leave at least 103 dead in Japan (Update)

    [more below]

  2. Survival of the Richest

    The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind

    The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down. [more]

    [so far today, we heard about possibly having to live underground (BBNews) and this "escape" or "protection" plan by the rich - it's all laughably short-sighted to me]

    Monday, 9 July 2018
    Conditions in the Arctic - 07/08/2018

    High ocean temperature, methane emissions and a cyclone in the Arctic

    Military and intelligence identity and tracking data exposed in another fitness app fiasco

    Fitness company Polar was forced to suspend its activity map after it was used to unmask some 6,500 military and intelligence officers, including those at nuclear sites, in combat in Syria and stationed at the North Korean border. [more; bwah-haaa-haaaa]

    Researchers find a 'strong link' between air pollution and diabetes

    Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.

    Pollution is thought to reduce the body's insulin production, "preventing the body from converting blood glucose into energy that the body needs to maintain health," according to the research. [more]

    Ivanka Trump's Chinese-Made Products Conveniently Spared From Dad's Tariffs

    [notice in the pic how she's giving everyone "the finger"]

    The Latest: California wildfire briefly shuts down highway

    Why you might want to wrap your car key fob in foil

    [hey, you want my 11 y.o. p.o.s. you can have it!]

    Woman dependent on oxygen tank dies after power cut off to home following overdue bill

    Thai cave rescue mission resumes: 'Eight boys freed' as five remain trapped - latest updates

    [every time someone checks, it gets worse]
    The natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than we thought

    Goleta brush fire: Santa Barbara County declares local state of emergency [~ 2.25 min. news video]

    Oklahoma City Residents Afraid to Go Outside After Series of Dog Attacks

    [it'd be nice if Fran checked in, let us know how she's doin']

    1. Hi Tom...sorry I haven't checked in in awhile...I rediscovered my love for historical novels and just completed the out Lander series(8 to be exact and I am waiting for the release of the 9th).
      I was needing a mental vacation but I can assure you I've still been paying attention.
      7/1/18 my uncles house burnt down completely, they all got out but I call it a JJFH incident due to it being an "electrical issue" plus they live in a low area by a creek and not to mention their well is sulfur.
      I've been seeing all kinds of crazy news that never seems to make it to any news medium....I drive often to Tulsa and am always amazed I make it home.[driving there on thrusday]
      I too have accepted our predicament and have multiple daily moments of "is this it?". [like taking my first swim on sat, was just too hot to worry about it]
      I'm glad we legalized here although I fear it's just another distraction and diversionary tactic, there's a ton of rules and there are even more bigots than the rules.
      I truly hope Oklahomans don't take Scott Pruitt back circulation but it looks like the oil fields he crawled out of will likely welcome him back with open arms.
      Anyway, thanks for wondering about me and mine, it's nice to know.

  3. News Links, July 9, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    ECRI says "Very Serious" Synchronized Global Downturn

    Record Mergers in 2018: History Has Ominous Suggestion

    "Big Three" Korean Shipbuilders in a World of Overcapacity and Collapsed Orders

    France says Europe united against U.S. tariffs as Germany eyes negotiation

    The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning

    South Syrian rebels agree surrender deal, Assad takes crossing

    Efforts to Save Iran Nuclear Deal From US Bring China, Russia, EU Closer Together

    Russia FM: Trade With Iran Will Continue Irrespective of US Demands

    World powers back Iran oil exports

    Iran Looks To Barter Oil As U.S. Sanctions Bite

    French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

    Israeli court suspends razing of Bedouin village in West Bank: lawyer

    Syrian forces gain control of Jordanian border

    U.S. service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

    US Army Discovers New Explosive Material - "More Powerful Than TNT"

    North Korea Reminds Trump Its Nuclear Weapons Won't Come Cheap

    Pyongyang Talks - How Pompeo Put The Cart Before The Horse

    US Army begins quietly discharging immigrant recruits on path to citizenship

    Italy to demand closure of ports to international migrant ships

    A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
    [climate change plays a big part too]

    The 1,600 Olive Trees Holding Up a $5.2 Billion Pipeline
    What was once a lonely fight over local farms has become a populist protest against globalization.

    [continued below]

  4. 'Occupy' ICE protesters shift to Philadelphia city hall after raid

    Exxon Halts Work on PNG Gas Pipeline Amid Civil Strife in Highlands

    Violent protests erupt in Haiti as fuel prices spike
    Coming soon to a country near you. -- RF

    Haiti protests carry on despite fuel hike U-turn; flights canceled

    "Shelter In Place": All Hell Breaks Loose In Haiti As Violent Mobs Try To Murder Trapped American Tourists

    Silicon Valley firms are facing a rise in anger from a new source: Their own employees

    Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World

    Bernstein: Oil May Jump Past $150 On Chronic Underinvestment
    A supply shortfall is lurking should major oil companies continue to underinvest in exploring for new oil reserves, and this "chronic underinvestment" is setting the stage for the next super-cycle that could see oil prices soar to $150 a barrel or more, analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co said on Friday.

    If US gets its way with Iran, oil could spike to $120, says Bank of America [that's why their isolation is occurring, imho]

    Thermal coal prices hit 6-year high

    Labor strikes planned for Total platforms in the North Sea

    South Korea Suspends Iranian Oil Imports

    French MPs warn of nuclear power safety 'failings'

    Iran cuts electricity supplies to Iraq over unpaid bills

    Russian Oil Production Soars To 11.193 Million Bpd

    10 years after the oil price spike: Is peak oil a process rather than a moment?

    India must ditch rice to feed growing population, scientists warn

    New Law Could Remove GMO Labeling From Thousands of Foods

    Del Monte Vegetables Linked to Outbreak That Has Sickened More Than 200, Officials Say

    UN report urges nations to take better care of world's forests
    [pfff - fat chance]

    Coca-Cola sucks wells dry in Chiapas, forcing residents to buy water

    We've entered the era of 'fire tsunamis'

    A man got his leg stuck in molten tarmac because the UK is basically melting

    Twitter suspends over 70 million accounts in two months

    Yes, Amazon Is Tracking People

    A Record 95.5 Million Americans Not in the Labor Force: One-third of Working Americans Supports the other two-thirds
    [so much for the phony unemployment numbers]

    This is why you shouldn't count on Social Security [or anything else]

    We Are All Hostages of Corporate Profits

    The cost of child care is driving Americans away from parenthood

    Congressman Alex Mooney's Bill Defines the Dollar as a Unit of Gold [that we don't have . . ]

    As the Yield Curve Flattens, Threatens to Invert, the Fed Discards it as Recession Indicator

  5. They found it!

    Ozone hole mystery: Illegal sales of insulating chemical in China found to be source of rising CFC-11

    Cut-price Chinese home insulation is being blamed for a massive rise in emissions of a gas, highly damaging to the Earth's protective ozone layer.

    The Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) found widespread use of CFC-11 in China, even though the chemical was fully banned back in 2010.

    Scientists have been extremely puzzled by the mysterious rise in emissions.

    But this report suggests the key source is China's home construction industry. [more; figures]

    Video: Iceland poachers butcher endangered fin whale – 22 whales slaughtered so far this season

    Today marks 14 fin whales poached in #Iceland's illegal commercial hunt 2018. [more]

    [Chasing Ice part 2]
    Researchers film glacier calving massive iceberg in Greenland

    Greenland's Helheim Glacier has lost a massive chunk of ice to the ocean.
    A new video -- captured by a team of New York University researchers and shared online this week -- shows the dramatic calving event. The four-mile-long iceberg can be seen separating from the glacier and flowing down the fjord towards the Atlantic.

    PG&E customers would pay some Wine Country fire costs under bond proposal

    Southern California Families Return Home to Piles of Ash, Rubble After West Fire

    The Latest: 3 arrested in connection with Colorado wildfire

    Three people have been arrested for allegedly starting a Colorado wildfire by leaving an unauthorized campfire unattended.

    [more below]

  6. Missouri Community Rushes to Support Family of Two Young Sisters Found Dead

    [@ the 19 sec. mark the narrator says "possibly left in her car overnight." wtf?!]

    Insurance giant stops covering firms that depend on coal


    Steamboat Geyser erupts for the 11th time in 2018: There’s really something going on there!

    The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted for the eleventh time in 2018 on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 1:37 p.m. and the eruption lasted 32 minutes. [more]

    Half princess half crocodile: Two-headed ancient mummy revealed to the public for the first time after being kept hidden during more than a century

    A bizarre mummy from ancient Egypt combining the heads of a girl and a crocodile was photographed for the first time in more than a century. The mummy is composed of the head of an unidentified ancient Egyptian princess and the head and body of a Nile crocodile. [more]

    "Which Stocks Do I Buy In A Global Trade War?"

    The riskiest ones, of course. Today's sheeple have been well-conditioned by Financial Services industry con men to buy first, ask questions never. To say that this will be painful is an asinine understatement...

    The biggest global IPO fiasco since Alibaba (2014), just put a short-covering bid under China Tech and ignited a global rally. Which will have the shelf-life of a rotten banana...

    The narrative of the day is that trade wars are an excellent buying opportunity. Because in the land of bailed out con artists, really what else could they be? [more]

  7. I sincerely wish that I could post a picture: row 13 on the 1st base side, seat 1 (aisle). Beautiful night for baseball. Currently, sports fans, the Orioles are ahead of the Yankees in the bottom of the 7th, 5 - 4.

    Varlam Shalamov: 45 things I learned in the Gulag

    After 110 years, we still aren't sure what caused the Tunguska Event

    Researchers discover encryption system in genetic code

    [what does that imply?]

    Grand solar minimum: Data shows this is the lowest cycle since records began

    Lightning bolt kills couple in Nepal

    14 minke whale deaths in Canadian Maritime Provinces this year surpasses annual average

    Meteor smoke creates noctilucent clouds, and in recent years they're occurring much further south

    Amazing photos show a BLUE volcano lighting up the skies of East Java, Indonesia

  8. Row 13 - you're in the rich people seats! I think I've only had seats that good one time in my life, and even then, it was for a no-importance game against a nobody team on a weekday.

  9. My buddy works at a prestigious golf course and met a part owner of the Orioles who lives in Baltimore and can probably sit where ever he wants - he gifted him 4 tickets (but only 2 of us outta work old guys could make it).