Thursday, August 9, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-08

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

2018-08-08 - California had its hottest month on record as Death Valley had the world's hottest month ever:

2018-08-08 - Heatwave was so intense that it fried leaves off trees in California:

2018-08-08 - Year-round wildfires are now the new normal in California:

Quote: "According to Cal Fire, 14 of the largest 20 wildfires in California have occurred since 2000. This isn’t normal, Westerling said, because 'normal' isn’t on the table anymore. 'We can’t say, "This is what we’re going to see from now on," because the climate is still changing,' Westerling said. 'No one alive today will have the experience of a stable climate system.'"

2018-08-08 - Underground fire at gold and copper mine sends miners fleeing south of Yalgoo (Australia):

Quote: "Doray said the extent of the fire, which involved an underground loader, was still being investigated."

2018-08-08 - Underground electrical explosion blows manhole cover off near jail in coastal San Jose (California):

2018-08-08 - Refinery heavily damaged by explosion(s) and huge fire in Chembur suburb of coastal Mumbai (India), 45 injured:

2018-08-08 - Refinery damaged by fire near the Arkansas River in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-08-08 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Utah Lake (Utah):

2018-08-08 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Zoar in Oxford (Connecticut):

2018-08-08 - Wildfire grows to 300,086 acres in Mendocino County (California):

2018-08-08 - Wildfire grows to 6,200 acres in Cleveland National Forest (California):

2018-08-08 - Wildfire grows to 3,205 acres in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii):

2018-08-08 - Wildfire grows to 9,200 acres near Entiat (Washington):

2018-08-08 - Brush fire breaks out and threatens homes in coastal Gulf Breeze (Florida):

2018-08-08 - Wildfire breaks out near Horseshoe Bay in coastal West Vancouver (Canada):

2018-08-08 - Tour boat bursts into flame at coastal Komodo National Park (Indonesia):

2018-08-08 - Two houseboats go up in flames at midnight while docked on Dewey Lake at Jenny Wiley State Park (Kentucky):

2018-08-08 - Boat bursts into flame on Merced Lake in Merced (California):

Quote: "On August 8th, 2018, at around 6:10p.m. Merced Gateway News received reports of a boat fire at the Merced Lake, located at 5300 Lake road in Merced."

2018-08-08 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer at home in Hamilton Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-08 - Three boats destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM while docked in coastal Nelson Bay (Australia):

Note: These are the 738th, 739th, 740th, 741st, 742nd, 743rd and 744th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-08 - Train engine bursts into flame in Elbridge (New York):

2018-08-08 - Tour bus bursts into flame on road near Neapoli on the island of Crete (Greece):

Note: This is the 461st bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-83 in Shrewsbury Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on Highway 63 near Stewartville (Minnesota):

2018-08-08 - Tractor bursts into flame in Nacogdoches County near Looneyville (Texas):

2018-08-08 - Tractor, pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire near Bluford (Illinois), horse killed:

Quote: "The residents were not at home at the time of the fire. In addition to the loss of the horse, a pickup truck, tractor, hay, and other machinery were destroyed."

2018-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 3 near Hedley (Canada):

2018-08-08 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Main Road in Long Bennington (Britain):

2018-08-08 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Wykes Lane in Donington (Britain):

2018-08-08 - Tractor bursts into flame near Scotch Corner (Britain):

Quote: "Near Scotch Corner - Time of call 12:13 Fire crews from Richmond attended a fire involving a tractor unit, the fire was out on arrival and involved the soundproofing material. The cause of fire is believed to be accidental."

2018-08-08 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Muscoats Lane in Nunnington (Britain):

Quote: "Muscoats Lane, Nunnington - Time of call 12:25 Fire crews from Malton and Kirkbymoorside attended a fire involving a combine harvester on fire in a field. The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fault."

2018-08-08 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Station Road in Topcliffe (Britain):

Quote: "Station Road, Topcliffe - Time of call 15:38 Ripon fire crews attended a fire involving a combine harvester. Crews used one hose reel jet and thermal imaging camera."

2018-08-08 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in South Duffield (Britain):

Quote: "TOC 20:15 South Duffield Two crews from Selby attended a fire to a combine harvester, 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reels were used to extinguish the fire which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault."

2018-08-08 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame in Marske (Britain):

Quote: "Marske - Time of call 12:55 Reeth and Richmond crew attended a fire involving an excavator in a wooded area. The excavator was damaged by approx. 70% Crews used a dry powder extinguisher to put the fire out. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault."

Note: These are the 1719th-1730th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-08 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-675 in Fairborn (Ohio):

2018-08-08 - Truck bursts into flame on the Cunningham Highway near Fischer Park (Australia):

2018-08-08 - Truck bursts into flame on the A46 near Loughborough (Britain):

2018-08-08 - RV bursts into flame twice at restaurant in Pendleton (Oregon):

2018-08-08 - RV and pickup truck go up in flames in lot in Fargo (North Dakota):

2018-08-08 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 10 near Eagle Lake Road in Detroit Lakes (Minnesota):

2018-08-08 - RV bursts into flame in parking lot in Marysville (California):

2018-08-08 - RV bursts into flame on the A66 near Hutton Magna (Britain):

2018-08-08 - RV bursts into flame on Low Lane in Newsham (Britain):

Quote: "Low Lane, Newsham - Time of call 10:32 Richmond fire crew and an appliance from Durham Fire Service extinguished a motorhome on fire. The cause of the fire was believed to be electrical. Crews used three hose reel jets."

Note: These are the 362nd, 363rd, 364th, 365th, 366th and 367th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-08 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Oval Road in coastal Chatham (Massachusetts):

2018-08-08 - Van bursts into flame on Main Street in Clifton Upon Dunsmore (Britain):

2018-08-08 - Minivan bursts into flame on the Third Mainland Bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2018-08-08 - SUV bursts into flame at Fry's store in Fountain Hills (Arizona):

2018-08-08 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Buena Vista County (Iowa):

2018-08-08 - SUV bursts into flame at Costco in coastal St. John's (Canada):

2018-08-08 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Chatham-Kent (Canada):

2018-08-08 - SUV bursts into flame on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia (Kansas):

Quote: "The first one developed along the Kansas Turnpike near mile marker 115, southwest of Emporia around 9 a.m. Fire Captain Bill Harmon says firefighters arrived on scene to a Ford Bronco that was totally engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported but the vehicle was a total loss."

2018-08-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street and then crashes into pole, in Youngstown (Ohio):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Emporia (Kansas):

Note: So an SUV went up in flames near Emporia and then a parked car burst into flame in Emporia...

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Barrington Hills (Illinois):

2018-08-08 - Two cars and motorcycle go up in flames at high-rise in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Videos and photos sent in from viewers showed at least two cars and a motorcycle on fire."

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame at home in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on Westfield Road in Meriden (Connecticut):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 near coastal Olympia (Washington):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 317 near McGregor (Texas):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on Expressway 83 in Donna (Texas):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 400 near Alpharetta (Georgia):

2018-08-08 - Car bursts into flame near the coast on Senja Way in Bukit Panjang (Singapore):

2018-08-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Redondo Beach Avenue in coastal Redondo Beach (California):

2018-08-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 7:20 PM on the M62 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M62. Wed 8 Aug 2018 19:20 (No:17622) Engine compartment of vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel jet and one BA in use."

2018-08-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 8:06 PM on the M62 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M62. Wed 8 Aug 2018 20:06 (No:17626) Vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel and Thermal Image Camera in use."

Note: Above two fires on the same highway in the same area within 46 minutes...

2018-08-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 1:10 AM on the A689 in Stainton (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Carlisle(Carlisle) 8 Aug 2018 At 01:10 firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the A689 in Stainton, Carlisle. On arrival the crew from Carlisle West Fire Station found a vehicle alight and that a lamp post had been damaged."

2018-08-08 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire at 11:50 PM in coastal Everett (Washington):

2018-08-08 - Tractor plant damaged by fire in Fargo (North Dakota):

Note: Near the fire that destroyed the RV and pickup truck...

2018-08-08 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Allen County (Indiana):

2018-08-08 - Barn and hay go up in flames at 1 AM on The Street in Stockbury (Britain):

2018-08-08 - Date tree orchard goes up in flames in Yuma (Arizona):

2018-08-08 - Woodworking business damaged by fire in Covington (Kentucky):

2018-08-08 - Die cast business damaged by fire in Gladewater (Texas):

2018-08-08 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM, garage destroyed, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-08-08 - Mobile home and garage destroyed by fire in Whitefield (Maine):

2018-08-08 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Marrowbone Creek Road near Kermit (West Virginia), nobody there:

2018-08-08 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), dog killed, nobody there:

2018-08-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire in China Grove (North Carolina):

2018-08-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2018-08-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:18 AM in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2018-08-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM in New Iberia (Louisiana):

2018-08-08 - Home destroyed by fire on Bywood Drive in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-08-08 - Three homes go up in flames at 11:30 PM in Chester (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-08 - Triple-decker home damaged by fire in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2018-08-08 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Salt Lake City (Utah), 1+ injured:

2018-08-08 - Apartment building devastated by massive blaze in Orlando (Florida):

2018-08-08 - Deadly fire burns home on Creek Road in Sharonville (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-08-08 - Deadly fire burns home in Aiken County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-08-08 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4 AM in Ridgefield (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-08-08 - Vacant mobile home burns before 3 AM on Garcreek Circle in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-08 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly before 4 AM in Willimantic (Connecticut):

2018-08-08 - Half the Great Barrier Reef has died off from hot ocean waters since 2016:

Quote: "Half of the Great Barrier Reef has been bleached to death since 2016. Mass coral bleaching, a global problem triggered by climate change, occurs when unnaturally hot ocean water destroys a reef’s colorful algae, leaving the coral to starve. The Great Barrier Reef illustrates how extensive the damage can be: Thirty percent of the coral perished in 2016, another 20 percent in 2017. The effect is akin to a forest after a devastating fire. Much of the marine ecosystem along the reef’s north coast has become barren and skeletal with little hope of recovery."

2018-08-08 - At least 100 birds found dead around tree in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-08-08 - Six dolphins found dead in and around coastal Venice (Florida):

Quote: "According to Mote Marine Laboratory, two dead bottlenose dolphins were recovered Tuesday night on a beach in Venice. A third dead dolphin was recovered early Wednesday from the Intracoastal Waterway near Snake Island and a fourth from Caspersen Beach. Later Wednesday, a fifth dolphin was found along North Casey Key Road in Nokomis, and then a sixth, floating off the middle of Casey Key. Three of the dolphins recovered were male and three were female."

2018-08-08 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Brisbane (Australia):

2018-08-08 - Two teens die in Ramapo Lake in Oakland (New Jersey):

2018-08-08 - Two people found dead in Pragathinagar Lake in Hyderabad (India):

2018-08-08 - Firefighter, man, 42, drops dead at fire station in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2018-08-08 - Man, 31, found dead in body of water in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2018-08-08 - Man, 36, found dead in the Suwannee River (Florida):

2018-08-08 - Man, 35, has 'medical event' and dies in police custody in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Man dies after suffering medical event in Phoenix police custody..."

2018-08-08 - Man, 55, found dead in Tanglewood Lake in La Cygne (Kansas):

2018-08-08 - Man, 42, found dead in Long Lake in Bridgton (Maine):

2018-08-08 - Person drops dead in Balboa Park in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-08-08 - Man found dead in canal near River Bend Drive in Mission (Texas):

2018-08-08 - Woman in her 30s found dead in wash in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-08-08 - Man, 56, found dead beneath overpass in Waverly (New York):

2018-08-08 - Person found dead in creek bed in Casper (Wyoming):

2018-08-08 - Man, 57, found dead in ditch in Summerdale (Alabama):

2018-08-08 - Man, 49, collapses at jail, dies shortly later, in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Another death at a St. Louis jail is prompting renewed concerns about conditions inside the facility. Police have not identified the inmate who collapsed just after midnight on Aug. 2, but St. Louis Public Radio reports that relatives identified him as 49-year-old Louis Payton. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Relatives say they are unaware of any medical condition that would have caused the fatal collapse at St. Louis' Medium Security Institution, known as the Workhouse."

2018-08-08 - Man, 18, found dead in the St. Lawrence River near Montreal (Canada):

2018-08-08 - Man, 37, has seizure and drops dead in Johannesburg (South Africa):

Quote: "While he might not be well known in the United States, MC ProKid was revered in the South African community. In the wee hours of Thursday (August 9), members of ProKid’s family confirmed that the 37-year-old had died from a massive seizure."

2018-08-08 - Middle-aged man drops dead at bus stop in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2018-08-08 - Man goes into cardiac arrest while driving, SUV hits wall, on Mill Road in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man was taken to Falmouth Hospital Wednesday morning after going into cardiac arrest while driving, causing him to crash his car, according to a Falmouth fire official."

2018-08-08 - Woman, 53, has 'medical emergency' shortly before 2 AM, car hits tree, on Green Lake Road in Wayne Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Decatur woman was injured in a single vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Cass County. The Sheriff’s Department says the 53 year-old woman suffered a medical emergency while driving and lost control of her vehicle shortly before 2 a.m. on Green Lake Road, not far from Corwin Street, in Wayne Township. She crashed into a tree and was transported to Borgess Lee Hospital."

2018-08-08 - Woman has seizure, car crashes into saloon, in Dothan (Alabama):

Quote: "After a woman had a seizure, her car ended up through the side of the Buck Wild Saloon."

2018-08-08 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Greeley (Colorado):

2018-08-08 - Small plane makes emergency landing near golf course in coastal Inverness (Scotland), engine failure:

2018-08-08 - Small plane crashes in coastal Mali Lošinj (Croatia), engine failure, 4 injured:

2018-08-08 - Freight train derails and damages vehicles in Great Falls (Montana):

2018-08-08 - Freight train derails on bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul (Minnesota):

2018-08-08 - School bus crashes into ditch, in coastal Taranaki (New Zealand), 1 killed:

2018-08-08 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, near Nakina (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-08-08 - Tanker truck overturns at 3:30 AM on Route 283 in Lower Swatara Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-08 - Two tractor trailers crash at 12:48 AM on the New York State Thruway near Weedsport (New York):

2018-08-08 - Dump truck overturns, bursts into flame, on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Cutler Bay (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-08-08 - Truck and vehicle collide head-on, on I-264 in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 killed:

Quote: "The truck that crashed was a company vehicle from Coastal Marine Structure, a North Carolina-based business. It is unknown how many people were in the truck, but the company believed its driver had a medical episode while driving, causing the vehicle to crash."

2018-08-08 - Car veers off road, goes airborne, flies 80 feet and crashes into creek, in Kansas City (Kansas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officers say the vehicle was driving north when it left the road. They say the vehicle traveled 80 feet in the air and the woman was ejected from it, landing in a nearby creek."

2018-08-08 - Car crashes into median cable barrier, bursts into flame, on I-75 near London (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2018-08-08 - Naked uncommunicative man in his 30s found walking down Mooresville Road near Athens (Alabama):

2018-08-08 - Seaside cliff collapses and kills girl in coastal Staithes (Britain):

2018-08-08 - Two landslides cause damaged near Courmayeur (Italy), 1+ killed:

2018-08-08 - Building partially collapses and damaged nearby buildings in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2018-08-08 - Building partially collapses on West Arlington Street in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-08 - Major power outage blacks out large parts of Balochistan (Pakistan):

2018-08-08 - Woman, 66, has 'medical emergency' while rafting on the Sheenjek River (Alaska):

Quote: "A 66-year-old woman was medically evacuated Wednesday morning after Alaska State Troopers were notified a member of a Sheenjek River rafting party was experiencing a medical emergency."

2018-08-08 - Woman, 59, goes for jog, has 'medical emergency' and collapses, on Ariel Drive in Hamlin Township (Michigan), 700 feet from Hamlin Lake:

Quote: "First responders were called after a woman who was out for a run, suffered a medical emergency. EMS crews responded to Ariel Drive in Hamlin Township following the report of a subject down in the road with CPR in progress. The 59 year old woman from Ohio has been out for a run when she suffered an unknown medical emergency."

2018-08-08 - Construction worker has 'medical emergency' in excavated area in Toledo (Ohio):

Quote: "The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department responded to an incident involving a medical emergency Wednesday afternoon. According to a post from the department's Twitter page just after 2:00pm, "#ToledoFire crews on-scene, Lagrange & Water St for a below grade (approx 35ft) rescue for a construction worker who had a medical emergency."

2018-08-08 - Shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the Greenland Sea, followed by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake:

2018-08-08 - Heatwave kills 8 people in Spain:

2018-08-08 - EU hit by worst fruit and vegetable crisis in 40 years due to erratic seasons and extreme weather:

2018-08-08 - Drought hits British Columbia (Canada), hundreds of fires erupt:

2018-08-08 - As horrifying drought devastates Australia, farmers given permission to kill kangaroos:

2018-08-08 - Lightning strike injures two boys at park in El Mirage (Arizona):

2018-08-08 - Saharan dust arrives in Southwest Florida after a six-thousand-mile journey from Africa, again:

2018-08-08 - China slams 25-percent tariff an American cars and motorcycles:


  1. Look at all those PA references on this day, geez! Ya might think the state is burnin' up. It's actually been unusually WET (ie. from RAIN which Jonny points out now contains CH4 and H2S - both flammable). Hmmmmm.

    [more mainstream reports of dire conditions]

    We’re getting dangerously close to a climate death spiral, new study warns

    [and here's the hopium, put it off til later, not to worry BULLSHIT]
    The world must keep ratcheting emissions down to zero in the second half of the century to keep total warming “well below 2°C” (3.6°F) — as the nations of the world unanimously agreed in Paris.

    [see? it gives the impression that any action doesn't need to happen until most of us are long gone, and that just to play along with the weak, voluntary Paris Climate Accord which was watered down and used outdated data]

    Something just doesn't seem right here! - Smoke and Sand EVERYWHERE! [~ 26 min. MrMBB333 video]

    EPA docs don’t show any scientific evidence for Scott Pruitt’s climate claims

    [pretty obvious he was just making shit up, or won't read science]

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not been able to offer any scientific evidence for statements made by the agency's former administrator, Scott Pruitt, when he went on CNBC in March 2017 and said that carbon dioxide was not known to be a major contributor to climate change. [more]

    At “America First Energy Conference”, solar power is dumb, liberals are wrong about sea level rise, climate science is a UN conspiracy, and White House officials celebrate oil exports

    Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply “dumb”.

    These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in New Orleans this week, hosted by some of the country’s most vocal climate change doubters - and attended by a handful of Trump administration officials. [more]

    Mother orca still carrying her dead calf, 16 days later – “I am absolutely shocked and heartbroken”

    “I am absolutely shocked and heartbroken,’’ said Deborah Giles, research scientist for University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology and research director for nonprofit Wild Orca.
    “I am sobbing. I can’t believe she is still carrying her calf around,” Giles said, adding, “I am gravely concerned for the health and mental well being of J35. [more; she'll likely die too - on purpose, sending a message to selfish, ignorant, mass-polluting, uncaring mankind, engaged in omnicide by civilization]

    Manatees fish reptiles birds and other marine animals mysteriously dying in Mexico's southern state of Tabasco

    [more below]

  2. Nearly two dozen quakes at the gigantic Katla volcano in Iceland has experts worried which is long overdue for an eruption

    The entire state of New South Wales the breadbasket of Australia is now impacted by drought killing crops and diminishing livestock feed

    Puerto Rico government acknowledges hurricane death toll of 1,427 people

    [they also just petitioned the U.S. to replace destroyed, cobbled together shacks with solidly built HOMES, at taxpayer expense, of course; hey, where's all 'em FEMA trailers they ain't usin'?]

    A US cargo ship has been drifting off the coast of China for a month — and it shows the real-world effects of the trade war

    [no mention of the crashing Chinese economy]

    [here's a good point]
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Asks Why U.S. Funds 'Unlimited War' But Not 'Medicare For All'

    iPhone explodes in man's pocket causing severe burns, says new lawsuit

    [Jonny: clothing adsorbs CH4 and H2S]

    Russia to treat further US sanctions as an open declaration of economic war, says Medvedev

    Houston, we don't have lift off: Russia threatens to cut off sales of rocket engines crucial to US space program

    Moscow will retaliate over the latest sanctions proposed by Washington and one such response may be cutting off sales of rocket engines crucial for the US space program, said senior Russian lawmaker Sergey Ryabukhin.

    Russia supplies RD-180 rocket engines used by NASA and the Pentagon since the US does not have a reliable domestic alternative. [more]

    [wanna see some scary shit?]
    Watch as dramatic mudslide roars through village in Swiss Alps

    Scenes of mudslides hitting an alpine village in Switzerland may seem like something out of a disaster movie, but a spate of heavy downpours across the country in recent days has made it all too real for local residents. [more; lots of footage, includes other places]

    Heatwave gives way to deluges as flash-flooding forces thousands to evacuate in southern France

    10-year-old boy captures close lightning strike on camera in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

    Lee was standing right by his home's front window when - boom! - he got the scare of his life.

    "I was like freaking out because it was legit, maybe a couple of meters away from our house," he said. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Two dead, 100 evacuated following landslides in northern Italian town

    A couple from Milan was reported to have died after the landslides, caused by storms in the Val Ferret area close to the Swiss border at the foot of Mont Blanc.

    Their car was one of several swept away by mud after one of the landslides flooded a small side valley close to the town of Planpincieux. [more]

    Volcano in Chile erupts as chairlift carries skiers to mountain's peak

    Friday, 10 August 2018
    Arctic ice update - 08/09/2018

    Campfire Chat with Margo - August 9, 2018 [~ 124 min. video; maps and illustrations included]

    [CIA created] Facebook teams up with NATO to censor news (Video) [~ 14.5 min. video and text]

    The censorship of Alex Jones could have backfired

    Don't those idiots who tried to suppress InfoWars know that censorship makes people all the more determined?!
    Infowars’ Alex Jones claims 5.6 million extra subscribers since being censored, so did he win?

    Americans Are Begging The Government And Corporations To End Free Speech

    Edge of Extinction: Consequences of an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean [4.5 min. video; this is the critical point on the exponential curve]

    New rifts/cracks and sinkholes open up around Tungnafellsjökull volcano in Iceland

    Tungnafellsjökull central volcano has not have recorded historical activity, but is considered an active volcano that has erupted during the past 10,000 year, mainly from flank fissures on the NE side where young basaltic lava flows occur. However, researchers have recently found news cracks and sinkholes / craters on their way to Gæsavötn. Are these traces of recent explosions in the Tungnafellsjökull volcanic system? [more]

    New shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok as death toll from first tremor reaches 300

    This is the third large earthquake to strike Lombok in the past month. On 29 July, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 17 people and briefly stranded hundreds of trekkers on the slopes of the Mount Rinjani volcano. This geological event was followed by a M6.9 earthquake disaster last Sunday, which killed over 300 people. The latest magnitude 6.2 quake hit this morning, August 9, 2018, causing additional damage and building collapses as search goes on after Sunday’s cataclysm. [more]

    Wildfire smoke forecast, August 9, 2018

  4. News Links, August 10, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Turkish Banks Scramble to Stave Off Debt Crisis, as Lira Plummets

    The Fantasy of "Balanced Returns" Funding Retirement

    The two biggest trends on Earth
    Extreme poverty is decreasing, while extreme inequality is on the rise — two trends with far-reaching consequences all over the globe.

    This Economist's Research Says the Next Crisis Could Be Worse Than the Great Depression [could should be WILL!]

    Bankrupt America: Bankruptcy Soars As The Country Grapples With An Unprecedented Debt Problem

    The Trillion-Dollar Fantasy at the Heart of the Global Economy

    SJC Airport Is Fully Committed to Facial Biometrics [where Tom lands]

    America's biggest body-camera company says facial recognition isn't accurate enough for policing decisions

    China, Russia prepare for strategic security talks in Moscow as pressure from United States grows

    Oil Prices Slide As China Imposes 25% Tariff On U.S. Oil

    Lord Rothschild: The New World Order Is At Risk [FY!]

    Iraq caught in crossfire of US sanctions on Iran

    Pence: Space Force Will Be Independent Service by 2020, Include Elite Operators

    Migrant boat sinks off Turkey killing 7 children, 2 women

    Spain takes in 40 percent of Mediterranean migrants in 2018 – UN

    Why Saudi Oil Production Suddenly Dropped

    What's Holding Renewable Energy Back?

    Inside Tesla's troubled New York solar factory

    Gold Company Makes Huge Blunder By Investing In U.S. Shale Assets

    U.S. Grants Iran Sanctions Waiver To Southern Gas Corridor

    The Shale Boom That Will Never Happen

    A Major Setback Looms For Colorado Shale

    You probably have no idea just how much water is needed to produce electricity

    Shockwave In Shipping Could Send Brent Soaring

    Energy slaves, "hard work," and the real sources of wealth

    Coal industry on steady decline under Trump's leadership

    The Rise Of Rogue Food — A 'food freedom' revolt against the government is starting

    Observe and Prepare for the Confusion, Panic, & Mayhem of SHTF [ya can't "prep" for extinction, except maybe mentally]

    Neoliberalism Drives Climate Breakdown, Not Human Nature [b.s.]

    Heat and Humidity Slow Down High-Frequency Trading Due To Microwave Links

    [more below]

  5. The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations

    Christmas tree crops hit hard by drought

    CDC: Number of women with opioid use disorder quadruples in 15 years

    Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon

    Must Watch Interview – Iraq War Whistleblower Banned from Twitter Tells His Story

    New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level

    Assange, Infowars and the Constitution

    Alex Jones, YouPorn and the New Resistance

    Defective Comcast security exposes 26.5m customers' partial Social Security Numbers and addresses

    MLB and NFL fans submit their faces and fingerprints to buy food, beer and tickets

    Japan Negotiating with U.S. For Iranian Oil Import Exemption

    Tepco halts sales of souvenirs from Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant following public outcry
    Tepco suspended the sale of souvenirs at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Wednesday — just eight days after launching the products — following public outcry that it was looking to profit from the 2011 disaster. [wtf!?]

    Steel mills in China's Hebei cut output due to power shortage

    The Chinese yuan will strengthen against the US dollar, HSBC says

    Earthquakes near Newdigate, Surrey, 2018

    The influence of temperature on UK death rates

    Record heatwave pushes hospitals into emergency measures
    Unprecedented "summer crisis" leaves ambulances queueing outside hospitals

    Homeless people wearing barcodes to accept cashless payments

    UK could run out of food a year from now with no-deal Brexit, NFU warns

    'Can we film the Ecuadorian embassy from your house?' BBC asks residents to install Assange cam

    Senate Democrats, with Few Exceptions, are a Gang of War-Mongers

    The State of the American Debt Slaves, Q2 2018

    Puerto Rico sends costlier reconstruction plan to U.S. Congress

    Dem Senator Claims Russia Has Penetrated Florida Voter Registration Systems
    Again, no evidence at all. -- RF

    Trump Tariffs Crush Small Businesses: "We Are at the Limit", Optimism Sinks

    The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight [directed energy weapons!]

    Giving Trump Carte Blanche for War
    A little-noticed Senate bill would give Donald Trump blanket permission to launch wars in violation of the Constitution.

    Lawmaker Proposes Implanting Microchips in People to Track Non-Violent Offenders Like "Pets"

    Pentagon lays groundwork for Space Force to blast off in 2020
    Naturally a budget (i.e., more energy) will be needed to run the new service. It will hasten the crash of an already bloated and unsustainable system. -- RF

  6. Here's another barge full of scrap cars going up in flames, this time in coastal Surrey (Canada):

    Quote: "The barge, located east of the Patullo Bridge, appears to be loaded with old cars and the fire is contained to the industrial site. Surrey Fire crews are working to put out the blaze. Witnesses have posted photos on social media showing the fire sending a huge plume of black smoke in the air. Several people said it sounded like cars were exploding. The smoke is affecting the air quality across Metro Vancouver, with many residents reporting a chemical taste to the air. Fire officials say smouldering material from old cars and other scrap metal is causing the toxic smoke."

  7. Well, I'm starting to get the impression that we're gonna...I don't know....DIE!! Or something.

    But maybe not until the year 2100.... Bwahahahahahahahahaha.......

  8. Waging a desperate fight to save homes as Holy fire explodes to 18,137 acres

    The blaze had ravaged more than 18,000 acres in the Cleveland National Forest and had spread into Riverside County as on Friday morning.

    While the U.S. Forest Service said that no additional homes had been lost — at least 12 structures were destroyed earlier — the wildfire was only 5 percent contained. [more]

    Yosemite to reopen Tuesday, 14 days after closure

    Experts Warn That The “Scariest” Stock Market Signals Are Flashing Red

    So many top professionals in the financial industry are sounding the alarm about a coming stock market crash right now. And there certainly have been rumblings in 2018 – not too long ago we had a three day stretch that was called “the tech bloodbath”, and during that time Facebook had the worst day for a single company in stock market history. But we haven’t seen the really big “crash” yet. Many have been waiting for it to happen for several years, and some people out there are convinced that it is never going to come at all. Of course the truth is that we are in perhaps the largest stock market bubble that our nation has ever seen, and all other large stock market bubbles have always ended with a major price collapse. So whether it happens immediately or it takes a little while longer, it is inevitable that stock prices will eventually return to their long-term averages. [more]

    Flooding kills 29 in south India – Idukki reservoir over capacity, all spillways opened on Cheruthoni Dam, downriver evacuations ordered – Monsoon rains at “peak of the last 50 years”

    The coastal state, famed for its pristine palm-lined beaches and tea plantations, is battered by the annual monsoon every year but the rains have been particularly severe this season.
    Nationwide, more than 700 people have been killed in monsoon flooding. Last year 1,200 people perished. [more]

    Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homeless

    The floods have destroyed more than 3,000 homes and nearly 4,000 hectares of crops, the minister said.

    Livestock has also been lost and drinking water supplies have been affected. [more]

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  9. Price of potatoes to soar 900% in Belgium as drought and high temps kill crops

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed calf born in north-west China

    The two-headed calf is the latest reported case in a worrying pattern of mutant animals being born.

    Environmental activists have credited to the use of pesticides in the genetically modified feed given to the animals instead of their natural diet. [more; also radiation, chem-trail pollution, UV increases, and more]

    Aliens blamed for spate of cow mutilations in Argentina after 'strange lights' seen in sky

    Local farmers in Santa Fe, north-eastern Argentina, have seen seven cows killed and mutilated with some believing extraterrestrials are killing the bovine animals.

    Witnesses claim the cows look as if they were attacked with lasers, while strange markings were also found on their tongues and genitals.

    Norberto Bieri, owner of one of the seven cows, told local media: "They did not have tongues or flesh around the jaw, but they did not take any animals away or remove their bones.

    "It seems as though the clean incisions were done with a laser as there is no trace of a knife being used. The cows did not have signs of blood and nothing had appeared to eat them. [more]

    Beautiful and terrifying: Apocalyptic cloud engulfs Anna, Illinois (pictures and video)

    How many of you have ever seen a cloud formation like this? Residents of Anna, Illinois, witnessed what has to be one of the most creepy cloud formations documented on video on Tuesday night. Beautiful, but terrifying. [more]

    The Watchers News Brief: August 9, 2018 [many climate-related news stories]

    Solar minimum brings prolonged 2018 noctilucent cloud season

    The northern hemisphere 2018 noctilucent season is still going strong this August, with four times more NLC reports than in the same period in 2017. [more]

    A Turkey-Driven Meltdown

    The turkey-in-chief just used Twitter to trigger a 1997-style global currency crisis on a Friday in August, during the lowest liquidity days of summer. Who doubted that he wouldn't implode this clown show? O ye of little faith. After all, he was hand-picked for this job...

  10. I think you're on to something Mike!

    Most people don't pay any attention to environmental losses (like trees, birds, bees, insects, etc), especially the magnitude of the marine die-off. What they don't "get" by ignoring it all (while they look at their phones all day) is that it's going to happen the same way with humanity, and "sooner than expected."

    We've already seen an entire town burned out in Canada (last year), but one of these days the fires will be overwhelming - driven by high and dry winds through millions of dead trees - and coming for civilization. It won't be just fires though. Pollution, heat death, crop losses, flooding, radiation, tsunamis, earthquakes and the like will compound the losses, so that in the coming years headlines (while they're still around) will reflect similar numbers of HUMANS dying as with fish currently.

    We've seen heat related deaths in Europe and Japan lately that portray a prelude of what's in store, and Jonny's shown that WATER is claiming more and more victims. Once the methane spike happens, things will really kick in to overdrive.