Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Event Update For 2018-07-17

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

2018-07-17 - Wildfires in the US are getting bigger:

2018-07-17 - Mysterious explosion alarms people across coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "There's a long list of things it wasn't, but no one can seem to figure out what it was. A loud bang, described as an intensely close clap of thunder, was heard across the Nanaimo region Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. Hundreds of people reported hearing it, covering Nanoose to Hammond Bay to College Heights."

2018-07-17 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Kolkata (India):

Quote: "Air India sources confirmed to NDTV that smoke in the cabin prompted the pilots to make an urgent landing which was carried out safely."

Note: This is the 115th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-17 - Passenger video from passenger plane that burst into flame then crashed and killed 2 people near Wonderboom (South Africa):

Note: This was the 109th plane to smoke/burn/explode in 2018 and was mentioned in the 2018-07-10 update...

2018-07-17 - Landfill fire breaks out in Sugar Creek (Missouri):

2018-07-17 - Tortilla chips burst into flame twice at tortilla chip factory in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "AFD shared photos on Facebook of a fire at a tortilla chip factory in East Austin last week that was caused by the spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips."

2018-07-17 - Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden, Sweden asks for help:

Quote: "At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox. The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight the blazes, which have broken out across a wide range of its territory and prompted the evacuations of four communities."

2018-07-17 - Blistering heatwave causing crop damage across Europe:

2018-07-17 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire at 6:20 AM in Busy (Kentucky):

Quote: "Neighbors looked on as the house burned to the ground. Walking up and down the street was Brock, and he says a neighbor actually heard a loud boom which they believe was the start of the fire."

2018-07-17 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire just before 2:30 AM in Montgomery (Minnesota):

2018-07-17 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire near Cameron (West Virginia), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 176th, 177th and 178th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-07-17 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at 1:25 AM while docked near coastal Mersing (Malaysia), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 660th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-07-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Red Lion Street in Bromsgrove (Britain):

Note: These are the 433rd and 434th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on I-80 near Cooper Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 99 in Fresno (California):

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 18 near Martin (South Dakota):

2018-07-17 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-26 in Woodfin (North Carolina):

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Main Road near the A12 in Chelmsford (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Shipley Airedale Road in Bradford (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Tractor and trailer full of hay go up in flames on Main Road in Hatfield Peverel (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Mowbreck Lane in Wesham (Britain):

Note: These are the 1492nd, 1493rd, 1494th, 1495th, 1496th, 1497th, 1498th and 1499th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-17 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Wigwam Lane in Hucknall (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Box truck bursts into flame at Salvation Army in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-07-17 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at home on Concord Street in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2018-07-17 - SUV bursts into flame in line to board ferry on coastal Shelter Island (New York):

2018-07-17 - SUV bursts into flame at deli in Lakehurst (New Jersey):

2018-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Barrie (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at intersection in Kamloops (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Two cars go up in flames while parked at the Mall of America, another damaged, in Bloomington (Minnesota):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Amherst (Massachusetts):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments in Cottonwood Heights (Utah):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on street near the Queensboro Bridge in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Sewee Road in coastal Awendaw (South Carolina):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while being towed, on I-75 near coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame in parking garage at medical center in Loma Linda (California):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Gallion Town Road in Victoria (Virginia):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Eastview (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame in the George Massey Tunnel in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Zabeel Street in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the B1394 at Thorpe Latimer near Helpringham (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at 1:21 AM on Oakfield View in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Oakfield View, Scunthorpe. Tue 17 Jul 2018 01:21 (No:14938) Car fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2018-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 17 July, 7.39pm Car fire, M40 southbound between junctions 3 (Loudwater) and 2 (Beaconsfield). One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield, one from High Wycombe, one from Marlow and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 403 offramp in Mississauga (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A35 in coastal Charmouth (Britain):

2018-07-17 - SUV, car and garage destroyed by fire at 3 AM, home heavily damaged, in East Helena (Montana):

2018-07-17 - Barn destroyed by fire on Roseville Road in North Dumfries (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Barn, hay and straw destroyed by fire near Washfield (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire on Coxbridge Drove in Coxbridge (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Wildfire grows to more than 13,000 acres near Yosemite National Park (California):

2018-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out near Lake Nacimiento (California):

2018-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out near Dog Creek Reservoir, grows rapidly to 4,500 acres, near Gooding (Idaho):

2018-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out, grows rapidly to 20,000 acres, home destroyed, near The Dalles (Oregon), evacuations ensue:

Quote: "One home and several outbuildings were destroyed Tuesday in a wind-driven wildfire southeast of The Dalles that quickly grew to 20,000 acres, forcing officials to order evacuations."

2018-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out and destroys at least one home near the Spokane River in Spokane (Washington):

2018-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out south of Horseshoe Bay (Texas):

2018-07-17 - Grass fire breaks out and chars three unoccupied buildings at apartment complex in Stockton (California):

2018-07-17 - Wildfire breaks out shortly after midnight in the New Forest (Britain):

2018-07-17 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Budworth Park in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Budworth Park, Chevening Park, Hull. Tue 17 Jul 2018 09:20 (No:14965) Fire involving rubbish in back of refuse collecting vehicle. Crews extinguished using one hose reel and one Thermal Image Camera. Damage contained to rubbish."

2018-07-17 - Gas and cylinders business heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM near Bellville (Texas):

2018-07-17 - Storage facility damaged by fire in Mishawaka (Indiana):

2018-07-17 - Two scrap storage facilities go up in flames separately in coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):

2018-07-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Oak Bay (Canada):

2018-07-17 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in St. Charles suburb of St. Louis (Missouri), 3 pets killed, nobody there:

2018-07-17 - Home damaged by basement fire just before 4 AM in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 injured:

2018-07-17 - Home damaged by fire in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River, nobody there:

2018-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 2 AM in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Woodburn Avenue in Evanston (Ohio):

2018-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Moraine (Ohio):

2018-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Dinwiddie County (Virginia):

2018-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 1 AM in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-07-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Mickleton (New Jersey):

2018-07-17 - Unique 'Gold Pyramid' home heavily damaged by fire in Wadsworth (Illinois):

2018-07-17 - Mansion heavily damaged by fire on Hodge Road in Princeton (New Jersey), nobody there:

2018-07-17 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire in North Providence (Rhode Island), near the coast:

2018-07-17 - Quadplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Walnut Creek (California):

2018-07-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Canal Point South in coastal Delray Beach (Florida):

2018-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home on Neptune Place in coastal North Middletown (New Jersey), 2300 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:

2018-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home at 11 PM in Bakers Mills (New York), 1 killed:

2018-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Camilla (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Bartonville (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Escanaba (Michigan), 1500 feet from Lake Bay de Noc, 1 killed:

2018-07-17 - Vacant home burns just before 12:30 AM in Steubenville (Ohio):

2018-07-17 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-07-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after midnight in New Milford (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-17 - Vacant commercial building burns at 6:40 AM in El Monte (California):

2018-07-17 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-07-17 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond near coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2018-07-17 - Orcas of the Pacific Northwest are starving and disappearing:

2018-07-17 - Woman, 31, and baby found dead at home in Cherokee County (Georgia):

2018-07-17 - In separate incidents, two women drop dead in Buellton (California):

2018-07-17 - Watery deaths rising in the Kashmir Valley (India):

Quote: "According to the official data at least seven persons have lost their lives in different incidents of drowning across Kashmir valley during past two weeks. The number of deaths due to drowning has rose to an alarming level while incidents are reported continuously."

2018-07-17 - Man, 69, found dead in community swimming pool in Overland Park (Kansas):

2018-07-17 - Boy, 14, dies in South Watuppa Pond in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

Quote: "According to the Bristol County District Attorney's office, 14-year-old Eddiel Benitez and his friend, a 13-year-old girl, jumped into the pond from a rocky ledge around 12:45 p.m. and immediately showed signs of distress."

Note: So they were fine out of the water, but began having problems immediately after entering the water. It's like the people who are diving into water and just disappearing, without even surfacing once. How does that happen? How is that even possible? The only way that's possible is if they dive into the water and immediately lose consciousness or die and then exhale all the air in their lungs, losing buoyancy. Hydrogen sulfide is a 'knockdown agent', known for its ability to immediately knock a person unconscious or dead, and it is water-soluble. Jump into contaminated water and you can instantly die. Or maybe you'll just lose consciousness, exhale air, breathe in water and die that way. The easiest way to tell if water is contaminated is to jump in. If you don't die or have a 'medical event' or seizure then the water was okay...

2018-07-17 - Man, 24, dies in Lake Hartwell (South Carolina):

2018-07-17 - Man, 50, drops dead in ditch in West Point (Indiana):

2018-07-17 - Man, 40, found dead in the Guadalupe River in Seguin (Texas):

2018-07-17 - Man, 27, found dead in train car in Dallas (Texas):

2018-07-17 - Boy, 7, found dead in Naylor’s Pond in Wasioja Township (Minnesota):

2018-07-17 - Man, 51, drops dead before 5:30 AM along 6th Ave East in Hibbing (Minnesota):

2018-07-17 - Man, early 30s, drops dead on trail in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2018-07-17 - Man, 23, found dead in the Pearl River in Carthage (Mississippi):

2018-07-17 - Woman found dead in the Hudson River near coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-07-17 - Man found dead in the Iowa River in Iowa City (Iowa):

2018-07-17 - Man, 55, found dead in White Lake in Highland Township (Michigan):

2018-07-17 - Man, 49, drops dead near Walmart in Ypsilanti Township (Michigan):

2018-07-17 - Man has 'medical event' and drops dead after car breaks down near bridge over the Lewis River near Yale (Washington):

Quote: "A good Samaritan joined Sneed to help him push the car out of the roadway, but shortly after, Sneed suffered some kind of medical event, according to the state patrol."

2018-07-17 - Woman, 34, drops dead in jail cell near Silver City (New Mexico):

2018-07-17 - Man dies after being pulled from the Maitai River in coastal Nelson (New Zealand):

2018-07-17 - Man found dead in swimming pool on the island of St. Thomas:

Quote: "A man was found unresponsive, face down in a swimming pool near Hull Bay on St. Thomas Tuesday, dead of an apparent drowning."

2018-07-17 - Man, 72, drops dead on balcony in coastal Larnaca on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-07-17 - College student, woman, 22, found dead in canal in Patiala (India):

2018-07-17 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes into wall, in coastal Pittsburg (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators believe a medical event caused the driver to crash around 8:20 p.m. into a wall at the intersection of West Leland Road and Freed Way, police spokesman Capt. Steve Albanese said. "

2018-07-17 - Man has 'medical event', car overturns, in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say crash most likely medical..."

2018-07-17 - Man has 'medical event', car crashes into pole, in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man who died in a car crash in Dunedin is believed to have had a medical event."

2018-07-17 - Two small planes collide mid-air over the Florida Everglades near coastal Miami (Florida), 4 killed:

2018-07-17 - Small plane crashes near Truckee (California), near Lake Tahoe, engine failure, 2 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-17 - Small plane crashes into the Missouri River near Fort Rice (North Dakota), 1 killed:

2018-07-17 - Small plane crashes into field in western Harris County (Texas):

2018-07-17 - Military helicopter crashes and burns in coastal Pohang (South Korea), 5 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-86 near American Falls (Idaho), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officials said the driver, who not wearing his seatbelt, had a heart attack and succumbed to his injuries at the crash."

2018-07-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-41 near Wauwatosa (Wisconsin):

2018-07-17 - Van veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Sweet Home (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-17 - SUV veers off road just before 4 AM, crashes into Dairy Queen, in Homewood (Illinois), 2 injured:

2018-07-17 - Car and truck crash, fire erupts, in coastal Gujarat (India), 8 killed:

2018-07-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures puppy in Green Valley (Arizona):

2018-07-17 - Bear breaks into home and attacks woman in Groton (Connecticut):

2018-07-17 - Six-story building under construction collapses onto another building and destroys it too, in Kolkata (India), 3+ killed:

2018-07-17 - Man has 'medical issue' while wading in the Mad River in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "The man and woman were wading near the shoreline, near water features on the river at Eastwood Lake, when the man apparently suffered a medical issue and stumbled into deeper water, Chief Wright said. The woman was trying to save the man when she got hung up on rocks."

2018-07-17 - Woman pulled unconscious from canal in Fresno (California):

2018-07-17 - Child has 'medical emergency' at Bridgeport Park on the Santa Clarita River in Santa Clarita (California):

Quote: "A minor was airlifted to a local hospital after suffering from a medical emergency Tuesday night in Santa Clarita, officials said."

2018-07-17 - Man has seizure, hits head, stumbles around bleeding, at Mill Creek Apartments in Abilene (Texas):

Quote: "Officers at the scene of the incident at the Mill Creek Apartment complex on the 5200 block of Hwy 277 told KTAB and KRBC they believe a man may have had a seizure, hit his head, then stumbled around bleeding until he made his way to the front office."

2018-07-17 - Construction worker has 'medical incident' at 6 AM at stadium in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The worker was about three stories off the ground when the medical incident occurred around 6 a.m. The Clark County Fire Department technical rescue team used specialized equipment to the third deck of the stadium and were able to secure the worker before bringing the worker down."

2018-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Discovery Bay (California):

Quote: "There are major concerns deep in the East Bay after dangerous levels of blue-green algae were found in Discovery Bay."

2018-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Wainscott Pond, Lake Agawam, Mill Pond, Roth Pond, Laurel Lake, Maratooka Lake and Fresh Pond (New York):

Quote: "Sampling performed by officials from the State University at Stony Brook has confirmed the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom, or blue-green algae, in Wainscott Pond. Cyanobacteria blooms are also present at Lake Agawam in Southampton, Mill Pond in Water Mill, Roth Pond in Stony Brook, Laurel Lake in Laurel, Maratooka Lake in Mattituck, and Fresh Pond on Shelter Island."

2018-07-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits bodies of water around coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

Quote: "Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection took water samples at four locations in Martin County. While much of the focus has recently been in the Stuart area, toxic algae are popping up in other places. Along the C-25 canal, Steve Castille and his stepson are out for a day of fishing. Castille recently moved from Louisiana, another fishing hotspot. He was disappointed to hear that a few miles east, near where the canal goes under 25th Street in Fort Pierce, a blue-green algae bloom tested last week contained trace amounts of toxins."

2018-07-17 - Devastating flooding hits two states in Nigeria, 48+ killed:

Quote: "'This is the worst natural disaster I have ever witnessed in my life. I believe this is the worst ever seen in the state,' the governor said."

2018-07-17 - Two waterspouts seen in two days off the coast of Alabama:

2018-07-17 - Russian fishermen film stunning waterspout over the Black Sea:

2018-07-17 - Rare funnel cloud forms over New York Harbor as thunderstorms hit the US Northeast:

2018-07-17 - Scottish photographer captures noctilucent clouds over Edinburgh (Scotland):

2018-07-17 - English astronomer reports photographing more noctilucent clouds in past six weeks than last three years:

Note: SOTT asks, "Are noctilucent clouds increasing because of the cooling climate, and the rise of fireball and volcanic activity?" Actually, no, the increase in noctilucent clouds is because a rising amount of methane is entering the atmosphere due to the WARMING climate. The methane then rises high into the atmosphere and breaks down into carbon dioxide and water, and it is this rising amount of upper atmosphere water vapor that is causing the increase in noctilucent clouds in recent years, concurrent with the rising amount of methane in the atmosphere, as mentioned just this month in the 2018-07-02 update...

2018-07-17 - Cape Town’s harrowing journey to the brink of water catastrophe:

2018-07-17 - How rising seas could cause your next internet outage:

2018-07-17 - Can carbon farming reverse climate change?

Note: Nope...

2018-07-17 - Sucking carbon out of the air won’t solve climate change:

Note: Haven't actually noticed anyone sucking carbon out of the air anyway, at least not as much as would make even an iota of a measurable difference. CO2 levels are rising at a rate that is itself accelerating, and methane levels are rising too...

2018-07-17 - Latest radiation count shows halibut and all salmon in Alaska measure higher levels of radiation than previous years:

2018-07-17 - Liver cancer deaths rise 43 percent in the US in 16 years:

2018-07-17 - The trade war is already having a huge impact on the US economy:

2018-07-17 - Trump administration deletes 20 years of critical online medical guidelines:

2018-07-17 - Mysterious perfectly spherical stone spheres found on Champ Island in the Arctic:


  1. Geez, Jonny - if tortilla chips can now spontaneously burst into flames, the next logical step will be BREAD (and rolls) doing it (maybe just before you chomp into your next sandwich)!

    My comparison of garbage truck fires and Hull JJFH incidents has never been as coincidental as this month - 6 of the 7 days we've seen garbage truck fires also had Hull events. That's wacky, especially since we've just passed the half-way point in July.

    SOTT's "global cooling" agenda is total nonsense. As has been pointed out by others - if we're going to go into a mini-Ice Age, it will occur AFTER we're all deceased from the on-going HEAT event we're experiencing. I doubt they'll admit their mistake.

    [coming to a city near you (if it isn't already there, but you're not aware of it)]
    Police Union President Laments That Portland Has Become A “Cesspool” As West Coast Cities Struggle With An Unprecedented Surge In Homelessness

    Mentally ill homeless people and drug addicts wander about like zombies, and there are certain areas of the city that you absolutely do not want to visit at night. In essence, the city is slowly becoming a post-apocalyptic version of its former self, and those that love the city are seething with frustration. Of course Portland is simply experiencing the same surge in homelessness that so many other west coast cities are struggling to deal with. As housing prices have risen dramatically, many on the lower end of the income scale have been priced out of the market entirely, and an increasing number of people are being forced to sleep in vehicles, in shelters or on the streets. [more]

    Human History's Largest Bubble. Is In Exceptional Bullshit.

    July is running hotter than expected. The Fed is hell bent on tightening until everything implodes. Trump's team of Supply-Side retards are keeping the heat on the Fed from the Fiscal side.

    The oil bubble is now imploding

    Netflix handed the world's greatest bubble baton to Amazon which bounced off the upper trend line

    Which means that the casino is operating on all one cylinder
    Casino weakness biased towards the latter part of each month is correlated with Fed quantitative tightening which is also biased towards the end of the month.

    A bad time for a buyback blackout. [more]

    The 1929 Set-Up aka. "Spontaneous Combustion"

    as long as Amazon never rolls over, this will all be fine...

    Aside from the Nasdaq/Tech, every other segment of global risk markets made their all time highs weeks, months, or years ago.

    Even within Tech, most stocks made their highs weeks or months ago

    Where this gets interesting is that in Y2K the Nasdaq tanked before the Dow. Whereas this time the Dow peaked six months ago. Meaning there will be no "hand-off" from junk to quality this time [more]

    Don’t panic! Bloody lenticular cloud engulfs the sky over Gallup, New Mexico

    [continued below]

  2. BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.18.18 Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help [~ 34 min. video]

    Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden amid record-breaking heat

    Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 °C (20 °F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the country's most serious wildfire situation in modern times. The heatwave is expected to continue, particularly in northern Scandinavia. [more]

    Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon

    What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018

    It’s only July, but it has already been a long, hot spring and summer. The contiguous U.S. endured the warmest May ever recorded, and in June, the average temperature was 1.7 degrees Celsius (3.0 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th century average. Iowa, New Mexico and Texas set record highs for their minimum temperatures in June, and as of July 3, nearly 30 percent of the Lower 48 was experiencing drought conditions. And it’s not just the U.S. During the first five months of 2018, nearly every continent experienced record warm temperatures, and May 2018 marked the 401st consecutive month in which temperatures exceeded the 20th century average. [more; compare to SOTT's take]

    From sharks to deadly stingrays and monster-sized jellyfish strange creatures showing up on both sides of the Atlantic during heatwave

    Widespread damage and massive disruption as Vanuatu's Manaro volcano blows again just months after thousands were evacuated

    [more below]

  3. June 2018: Earth’s 5th warmest June on record

    June 2018 was the planet's fifth-warmest June since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Monday. NASA rated June 2018 as tied for third-warmest June on record. NOAA found that the only warmer June months were 2016, 2015, 2017 and 2014, in that order. Occasional differences in rankings between NASA and NOAA arise mostly due to how they handle data-sparse regions such as the Arctic, where few surface weather stations exist. [more]

    Lightning leaves behind many fires in Oregon

    Approximately 2,800 lightning strikes since Friday have caused 163 wildfires in Oregon [so theoretically, Jonny could fill an entire page with just wildfires!]

    Lightning bolt kills 44 sheep, 12 goats in Kyrgyzstan

    Ferguson Fire spreads south, adds 5,000 acres

    The fire has burned 17,319 acres northeast of Mariposa, California [more]

    Ferguson Fire grows to over 12,000 acres

    The fire has caused evacuations west of Yosemite National Park in California [more]

    Wildfires rage for days following heatwave and drought on Bray Head, Ireland

    USGS: Activity at Kilauea unprecedented in the past 200 years, Hawaii

    The current eruption at Kilauea is unprecedented in scope and size in the past 200 years, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory deputy scientist-in-charge Steve Brantley said Tuesday, July 16, 2018. [more]

    Russiagate is like 9/11 - except it's pure narrative and no facts

    GMO 2.0 - The second great food war is underway

    What is true is that most GM crops are designed to enrich big companies [more; see apt SOTT comment]

    Flood death toll rises to 32 in Gujarat, India

    Bright meteor fireball recorded over Mediterranean Sea

    Joining Albert and Barbara will be Guy McPherson, PhD, former tenured professor, at a major research University, author, lecturer and the world’s leading authority on abrupt climate change and near-term human extinction (NTE).07/18/2018

    [I missed the live interview and couldn't find an archive anywhere]

  4. 'Crazy roaring sound': Strange noises heard in Gilbert, Arizona

    Four killed, 12 hurt in lightning strikes across Odisha, India

    Rare group of True's beaked whales, denizens of deep water, seen for only the third time in the North Atlantic

    Are WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G, and 5G bad for you? Hold on to your hats...

    [if it isn't bad for humans, the rest doesn't matter, right? . .]

  5. Adrian Joseph Cronauer, DJ Robin Williams Played in 'Good Morning Vietnam,' Dies

    Adrian Joseph Cronauer, the U.S. war veteran portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1987 hit movie Good Morning, Vietnam, died on Wednesday aged 79, an obituary has confirmed.

    Cronauer, a former U.S. Air Force sergeant, co-authored the original story for the well-regarded comedy-drama, which was set in 1965 Saigon. It detailed the story of a radio DJ whose antics with news reading, humor and rock and roll angered his military bosses, but was loved by troops. [more]

    Russia just DUMPED $80 billion in US debt

    The US Treasury published a report naming those countries that are the largest holders of US bonds. The list includes 33 countries, and for the first time Russia is no longer in it.

    Late-week severe storms in Midwest to mark start of long-lasting cooldown

    Man attacked by seal in Kingswear, UK

    Malcolm Dando from Froward Point NCI explained the man swimming felt something brush his feet and then felt a blow to his back. The seal surfaced and looked at the man again before biting him on the thigh. [more]

    Mysterious boom heard in Nanaimo, BC, may have been 'meteor passing overhead' says professor

    UK's "wind drought" has turbine generation down 40% - And the high pressure system is sticking around

    "From the forecast looking out over the next couple of weeks, there doesn't seem to be any significant change on the way." [more]

    Shallow magnitude 6.0 quake hits south of Alaska Peninsula

    Strong shallow earthquake of magnitude 6 hits off West New Britain, Papua New Guinea

    Unusual: 6 tremors in 4 weeks strike London Gatwick, UK

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    From the "this can't be good" department and AFP:

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