Friday, August 10, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-09

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

2018-08-09 - Person found dead in burning car in driveway in Brockway Township (Michigan):

2018-08-09 - Underground coal refuse fire spreads near glass plant near the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The coal refuse fire burning under the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East Deer may be spreading. Fire was seen shooting up through the ground behind the plant Thursday night, according to workers. Two pockets of smoke rising from the ground were visible behind the plant along Ferry Street on Friday morning. Since last September, the company has been investigating an ongoing fire under the plant caused by coal refuse that apparently was used as backfill for the factory site many years ago. Thursday’s fire outbreak outside of the plant, closer to the Allegheny River, appears to be a new development, according to a statement released by PGW on Friday."

2018-08-09 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Havertown (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-09 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Linden (New Jersey):

2018-08-09 - Underground electrical fire spews flames from manhole in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Megafire grows to 304,402 acres in Mendocino County (California):

Quote: "If it were a city, the fire would be the 14th largest by area in the entire country, and bigger than New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston."

2018-08-09 - Megafire grows to 177,450 acres near Redding (California), Cal Fire mechanic dies in crash:

2018-08-09 - Dozens of manatees as well as fish, reptiles, birds and other marine animals dying in rivers and lagoons in coastal Tabasco State (Mexico):

Quote: "As many as 50 manatees have died, floating to the surface of rivers and lagoons in Mexico’s southern state of Tabasco, where some of the country’s major oil wells have been operating for decades. Fish, reptiles, birds and other marine animals have also died suddenly, and scientists are scrambling to figure out the cause. 'It could be one of the greatest environmental emergencies we have had in recent times,' Ernesto Zazueta, president of the Association of Zoos, Breeders and Aquariums of Mexico (AZCARM), told the El Universal newspaper."

2018-08-09 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Midland County (Texas), 4 injured:

2018-08-09 - Home explodes and burns in Abbotsford (Canada), 1 killed:

Note: These are the 196th and 197th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-08-09 - Transformer bursts into flame in San Luis Obispo (California):

2018-08-09 - Wildfire smoke from 107 wildfires in 14 states affects half the United States:

Quote: "The Mendocino Complex Fires in California is the state’s worst ever, and as of Wednesday, six new large fires were reported in the United States, bringing the active total to 107 that have burned 1.6 million acres across 14 states, reported the National Fire Information Center. Wildfire smoke now reaches across half of the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and much of Canada, and levels in many areas are considered dangerous, with high levels of fine particulate pollution (PM 2.5). Areas with significant impact due to wildfires include California, Oregon and Nevada."

2018-08-09 - Wildfire grows to 14,593 acres in Okanogan County near the Twisp River (Washington):

2018-08-09 - Wildfire grows to 10,834 acres near the Mad River in Chelan County (Washington):

2018-08-09 - Wildfire grows to 810 acres near Hamma Hamma (Washington), hikers evacuated:

2018-08-09 - Wildfire grows to 10,236 acres near Lake Elsinore (California):

2018-08-09 - Wildfire grows to 17,208 acres near Sanpete (Utah):

2018-08-09 - Two wildfires merge into one 74,131-acre wildfire in British Columbia (Canada), 32 buildings destroyed:

2018-08-09 - Wildfire rages on both side of highway in coastal Torremolinos (Spain), people abandon cars:

2018-08-09 - Wildfire death toll rises to 93 in Greece:

2018-08-09 - Fishing trawler 'Calypso' bursts into flame near coastal Gironde (France):

Quote: "The 'Calypso' suffered a fire on Aug 9, 2018. The fire broke out in an electrical panel in the engine room, causing damage to the generator."

2018-08-09 - Yacht bursts into flame at Port Rashid in coastal Dubai (UAE), nobody aboard:

Note: These are the 745th and 746th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-09 - School bus bursts into flame on Highway 467 near school in Leesville (Louisiana):

2018-08-09 - School bus bursts into flame on Route 15 at South Union Mills Road in Fluvanna County (Virginia):

Note: These are the 130th and 131st school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 462nd and 463rd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-08-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM on the Florida Turnpike in coastal St. Lucie County (Florida):

Note: This is the 464th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on I-77 near Silverton (West Virginia):

2018-08-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-270 near Dublin (Ohio):

2018-08-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A500 in Crewe (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Preston New Road in Clifton (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Farley Road in Much Wenlock (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Main Road in Bewholme (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Main Road, Bewholme. Thu 9 Aug 2018 14:06 (No:17717) Combined harvester on fire. Two BA, hose reel, one jet, beaters, hay drags, shovels, reciprocating saw and socket set in use. Vehicle totally destroyed."

Note: These are the 1731st, 1732nd, 1733rd, 1734th, 1735th and 1736th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-09 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on road in Loveland (Colorado):

2018-08-09 - Truck bursts into flame on Kingsbury Road between Kingsbury and Lea Marston (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Armored van bursts into flame on street in coastal Cartagena (Spain):

2018-08-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking lot in coastal West Ocean City (Maryland):

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at airport in coastal Ft. Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-08-09 - Car explodes into flame in garage and destroys home in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "Kimberly Shaw says she and her husband and five kids made it out safely after a car that had just been started in their garage exploded."

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame, chars nearby business signs, on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne (New Jersey):

2018-08-09 - In separate incidents two cars burst into flame, one near Seoul and one in Sacheon (South Korea):

Quote: "Two BMW vehicles sold in South Korea caught fire again on Thursday, increasing the total number of fire accidents from the German luxury vehicles to 36 in 2018 alone, according to local media reports."

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at gas station on the A55 near Penmaenmawr (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near coastal Plymouth (Britain), 2 separate crashes too:

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on the A31 between Farnham and Alton (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on Cobbs Lane in Oswaldtwistle (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame just after 5 AM on street in Stroxton (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at 12:42 AM on Cottingham Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cottingham Road, Hull. Thu 9 Aug 2018 00:42 (No:17658) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA in use."

2018-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at 12:42 AM on Seaside Road in coastal Aldbrough (Britain):

Quote: "Seaside Road, Aldbrough. Thu 9 Aug 2018 00:42 (No:17657) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA in use."

Note: Above two fires occurred simultaneously and were 12 miles apart...

2018-08-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame at towing business on East Columbus Street in Kenton (Ohio):

2018-08-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Wellington Road in Rumwell, Taunton (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Five cars and auto shop go up in flames in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The fire spread quickly inside and went through the roof, and several cars were severely damaged, officials say."

2018-08-09 - Car and home go up in flames in Twentyninepalms (California):

2018-08-09 - Motorcycle and garage go up in flames at home in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "The fire damaged the garage, a motorcycle, and other contents inside the garage."

2018-08-09 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly before 2 AM in Ohioville (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-09 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Mayland Road in Broadway (Virginia):

2018-08-09 - Barn destroyed by fire near Inwardleigh (Britain):

2018-08-09 - AC unit bursts into flame in Seamer, Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Smell of burning in commercial premises – Seamer, Scarborough Time of call: 11:14 Appliances from Scarborough attended this incident which turned out to be a fire involving an air conditioning unit, crews isolated the unit checked for fire spread."

2018-08-09 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Chelsea (Michigan):

2018-08-09 - Mechanical workshop destroyed by fire at the Port of Tauranga in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

2018-08-09 - Plant nursery heavily damaged by fire in coastal Wallasey (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Garage goes up in flames at 3:46 AM on James Reckitt Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "James Reckitt Avenue, Hull. Thu 9 Aug 2018 03:46 (No:17675) Car garage involved in fire. Two jets, two BA, Thermal Image Camera in use. Bolt croppers in use to gain access to garage."

2018-08-09 - Home under renovation damaged by fire at 11 PM in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2018-08-09 - Home destroyed by garage fire just after 4 AM in Carbondale (Kansas), semi crashes too:

2018-08-09 - Home destroyed by fire just after 5 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-08-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Waveland (Mississippi):

2018-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 6 AM in Lacy Lakeview (Texas):

2018-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in West Valley City (Utah):

2018-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Gainesville (Florida):

2018-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-08-09 - Deadly fire burns home in Liberty (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-08-09 - Deadly fire burns home in Springfield (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-08-09 - Two vacant buildings destroyed by fire, nearby church damaged, on Armory Drive in Jackson (Kentucky):

2018-08-09 - Vacant home burns just after 5 AM in Evansville (Indiana):

2018-08-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Youngstown (Ohio):

2018-08-09 - Vacant church destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-08-09 - Vacant amusement park burns at 4 AM in Wichita (Kansas):

2018-08-09 - Nine dolphins found dead in 36 hours along the western coast of Florida:

Quote: "Venice Police Marine Patrol found two deceased dolphins on Tuesday, another two on Wednesday around 8 a.m. and then two more around 2:30 p.m. Mote Marine said three more dolphins were found dead Thursday morning near Siesta Key and Casey Key."

2018-08-09 - Two brothers, 28 and 29, found dead at separate homes 300 yards apart in the suburbs of coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2018-08-09 - Boy, 2, found dead at home in Duchesne County (Utah):

2018-08-09 - Man, 48, found dead in Lake Michigan near South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Another man’s body was discovered Tuesday morning floating in the Chicago River near the Loop."

2018-08-09 - Man found dead in the water in coastal San Mateo (California):

2018-08-09 - Man drops dead at home in Petaluma (California):

2018-08-09 - Man slumps over dead in pickup truck at Walmart in Plainview (Texas):

2018-08-09 - Man, 31, slumps over dead in pickup truck on Allenby Drive in Marysville (Ohio):

2018-08-09 - Man, 54, slumps over dead in car in coastal Portsmouth (New Hampshire):

2018-08-09 - Woman dies after being pulled from car in critical condition at restaurant in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2018-08-09 - Man, 56, found dead along road near Lake George in Seville (Florida):

2018-08-09 - Boy, 14, found dead in the Mohawk River in Waterford (New York):

2018-08-09 - Man, mid-50s, falls off boat and dies in the Elizabeth River in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-08-09 - Man, 18, found dead in the water in coastal Bay Shore (New York):

2018-08-09 - Man, 41, drops dead on Essen Lane in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-08-09 - Person found dead near food store in Cordova (South Carolina):

2018-08-09 - Man collapses in jail cell, dies shortly later, at Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern (Arkansas):

2018-08-09 - Man, 62, found dead and partially submerged in Lac Giguère north of Shawinigan (Canada):

2018-08-09 - Man, 39, found dead at Codnor Park in Ironville (Britain):

2018-08-09 - Woman has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Darwin (Australia):

Quote: "St John Ambulance NT operations manager Craig Garraway said the woman was suffering a medical emergency and an ambulance transported her to the RDH after the A330 aircraft landed in Darwin about 6am Thursday."

2018-08-09 - Woman has medical problems on cruise ship near coastal Cape Hatteras (North Carolina):

Quote: "A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a woman needing medical attention from a cruise ship about 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras Thursday morning."

2018-08-09 - Man has heart problems on fishing vessel near coastal Key West (Florida):

Quote: "A Navy search-and-rescue crew on Thursday airlifted a man from a fishing vessel 63 miles northwest of Key West after he showed signs of a possible heart attack."

2018-08-09 - Man has 'medical emergency', car hits truck head-on, in Macon (Georgia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A head-on collision took place in downtown Macon Thursday afternoon when a driver had a medical emergency."

2018-08-09 - Middle-aged man has 'medical emergency', car crashes lightly into pole, in Greenville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "Investigators say the crash was the result of a medical emergency. The driver died at the scene. It's unknown how many vehicles were involved in the accident. Police say damage was minor."

2018-08-09 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, plane slides off runway, in Florence (South Carolina):

2018-08-09 - Small plane crashes in Greven (Germany), 2 killed:

2018-08-09 - Small plane crashes near Bern Airport in Belp (Switzerland):

Quote: "This is the third plane crash in a week in Switzerland. On August 4th, a JU-Air vintage WWII plane crashed in the Alps, killing all 20 passengers. On the same day, a tourist plane carrying a couple and two young children crashed in a forest in the Nidwald canton and immediately burst into flames. No survivors have been found."

2018-08-09 - Gyrocopter crashes in Spanish Fork (Utah):

2018-08-09 - Multiple tractor trailers crash at 5:20 AM on I-35 in Williamson County (Texas):

2018-08-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into building on Shipley Ferry Road, in Blountville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-08-09 - Dump truck blows tire, overturns into median, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Hernando County (Florida):

2018-08-09 - SUV overturns on road in Hobble Creek Canyon (Utah), 1 killed:

2018-08-09 - Car accelerates to 100 MPH, slams into light post, bursts into flame, in Libby (Montana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Montana Highway Patrol is investigating whether a medical emergency contributed to a high-speed crash that killed a Missoula man in downtown Libby Thursday evening. Drugs or alcohol were not considered factors Friday, pending toxicology results from the Montana State Crime Lab, according to MHP Capt. Duane K. Bowers. Taylor Ray Alford, 31, was killed 5:07 p.m. Thursday when his car crashed into an overhead traffic light post at the intersection of Highway 2 and Idaho Avenue in Libby. Moments before, Alford reportedly had accelerated to about 100 mph in the 25-mph zone in front of Rosauers before crossing into the opposite lanes of traffic and then swerving to the right across all four lanes before striking the light post and catching fire, wrote Bowers in a Friday morning news release."

2018-08-09 - Car crashes into median, bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-90 near Issaquah (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-08-09 - Shark attacks and injures man near Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula (Texas):

2018-08-09 - Two pit bulls attack and kill woman taking a walk near Lake Tillery (North Carolina):

2018-08-09 - Building partially collapses in coastal Dania Beach (Florida):

2018-08-09 - Residential buildings partially collapse in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-08-09 - Building partially collapses near the Black River in Elyria (Ohio):

2018-08-09 - Building partially collapses in East Pilsen area in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-08-09 - Volcano Nevados de Chillan erupts in Chile:

2018-08-09 - Magnitude 5.9+ earthquake hits Lombok Island (Indonesia), death toll from previous earthquake tops 300:

Quote: "The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from an earlier quake topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and injuries."

2018-08-09 - Before and after pics of the drought in Tamworth (Australia):

2018-08-09 - Massive mudslide roars through the village of Grugnay (Switzerland):

2018-08-09 - Flooding death toll reaches 76 in Assam (India):

2018-08-09 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides kill 22 in Kerala (India):

2018-08-09 - Heavy rain and flooding collapses homes and bridges in Turkey:

2018-08-09 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 22+ people in Niger:

2018-08-09 - Two cases of mad cow disease reported in Darkhan-Uul Province (Mongolia):

2018-08-09 - Two-headed calf born in village in Xianyang City (China):

2018-08-09 - Unknown many-tentacled creature washes up at beach in Kiên Giang Province (Vietnam):

2018-08-09 - SeaWorld letting 125 employees go:


  1. Good morning everyone.

    We're supposed to get rain today, tomorrow, and most or all of next week, with Wednesday being the only day that MIGHT be dryish. My garden is done. Though I managed to salvage about 30 ripe red tomatoes, the remainder of the plants are shot from all the rain while I was out west and the persistent "rust" or "blight" that has penetrated the soil (and comes back each year) destroying the leaves. My melon plant that had 2 nice sized ones on it, has been devoured by creatures who were hungry, and my cucumber plant is done. The squash plant, normally very prolific, didn't produce much of anything and all the greens I planted bolted before I left, from the week of super hot weather we got in July. The pepper plant still has 2 nice sized (still green) fruit. In June we had 21 days of rain here. It's been one of the wettest summers on record for PA.

    That underground electrical fire in Havertown, the "ol' stompin' grounds" from my K - 12 years, was interesting being the first I ever heard of around there.

    Tens of tons of dead marine life including fish dolphins turtles manatees and birds along the Westcoast of Florida from red tide algae bloom

    [amplified UV radiation explanation in MrMBB333 video]
    Is SOMETHING altering coastal ecosystems? - Strange Coastal Phenomenon [~ 21.5 min.; readings below]

    AUG 10, 2018 Outside STRONG SUN Radiation #UVC #UVB #UVA - Bonus Viewer Pictures! [~ 3 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.10.18 Foreigners face ban on buying homes in New Zealand after apocalypse bolthole [~ 39 min. video]

    West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

    Elisa Sierra had just given birth to twins when she became infected with West Nile virus.

    The infection left Sierra, who lives on the West Side of El Paso, Texas, with meningitis and damaged her brain.

    City data shows Sierra is one of about 100 people in El Paso who have been affected by a severe form of West Nile since 2000, which was around the time it was discovered in the U.S.

    As El Paso and other governments work to reduce infections, a new analysis by Climate Central shows rising temperatures have increased the number of days each year when mosquito-borne diseases are likely to be spread across the United States. [more]

    The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5

    manating from smokestacks, vehicle engines, construction projects, and fires large and small, airborne pollution – sometimes smaller than the width of a human hair, and very often the product of human activity – is not just contributing to climate change. It is a leading driver of heart disease and stroke, lung cancer, and respiratory infections the world over. Exposure to such pollution, the most deadly of which scientists call PM2.5, is the sixth highest risk factor for death around the world, claiming more than 4 million lives annually, according to recent global morbidity data. Add in household pollutants from indoor cooking fires and other combustion sources, and the tally approaches 7 million lives lost each year.

    As it stands, developing nations bear the brunt of the problem, but particulate pollution doesn’t discriminate, and the odds are high that wherever you live, you’re breathing it in, too. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial

    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.

    The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. [more]

    Rabid beaver attacking father and daughter while kayaking caught on video

    A Pennsylvania man and his daughter said they were attacked by a large beaver while they were kayaking in Adams County. (Dan Wherley/ Facebook) Beaver Was Rabid [more]

    Huge landslides filmed in Himachal Pradesh, India after incessant rain

    [this, from Wednesday]
    Two mystery bangs heard across Doncaster, South Yorkshire

    One person who heard the 'blasts' said: "It sounded like two explosions. Lots heard it but no-one seems to know what it was." [more]

    Mullah Fethullah Gulen is the key to understanding US-Turkish relations

    [contains these embedded stories]
    WikiLeaks, Hillary-Gulen Intimate Ties & How Clintons Gave Birth to Mullah Gulen’s Terrorist Network

    Turkish Intel Chief Exposes CIA Operations via Islamic Group in Central Asia

    Why Turkey is being hit economically now when the political-military coup against Erdogan failed!

    Will the Turks raid Incirlik Air Base?

    Turkish Lawyers Want To Raid Incirlik Air Base, Arrest US Troops For Terrorist Ties

    A group of lawyers aligned to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed formal charges against a number of US Air Force officers who are stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base. The complaint accuses them of having ties to terrorist groups, and of being in league with the banned Gulenist organization. [more]

    Turkey's Agony Explodes As Trump Doubles Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

    [with these embedded stories]
    Turkey Meltdown: Lira Implodes As Panicked Sellers Spark Global Contagion

    Turkey Could Create A Larger Crisis Than Greece

    TurkishBanks Plan Emergency Meeting As Erdogan Vows To Retaliate To US Sanctions

    US, European stocks dive, euro falls, as lira drop sends global markets lower

    Donny Or Dog Food

    Global slowdown, EM Risk Off, Fed double tightening, trade war, Y2K Tech mania - this week add EM currency crisis to the list of bullish factors. All offset by a tax cut already sold with both hands by corporate insiders. In other words, Trumptopians are betting it all on the exact opposite of the truth. They've discovered that the secret to knowing everything, is knowing nothing...

    "The annual increase in the so-called core CPI was 2.4 percent, the largest rise since September 2008" [more]

  3. [using your best Clint Eastwood, as Dirty Harry voice]
    Storm rips roof clean off at train station in Mannheim, Germany

    'The damage is enormous, the technical relief organization was alerted and the building had to be evacuated,' he said. [more]

    Massive sinkhole swallows 6 cars in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    "The hole doubled in size while units were on scene, and its expected to grow.

    "Engineers, geologists, and property representatives are working on finding the cause of the hole." [more; we've had torrential downpours today]

    Heavy rainfall creates problems in west Georgia

    There was a landslide in Tsinsvla village, which damaged pipes and left the village without the gas. The repairing and cleaning works have been launched there.

    The rain and wind left Chakvi and nearby villages without electricity. The Emergency Service Agency says the power supply will be restored as soon as the repair works are completed.

    Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti Emergency Situations Management Department received a total of 58 emergency calls from locals. Due to heavy rain, rivers flooded houses and streets.

    The heavy rain also caused flooding of the River Tekhura in Senaki, which destroyed a bridge connecting two villages. [more]

    Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

    Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). [more]

    Ignore the climate change deniers. California's hellish summer really is a grave warning

    [yeah, they've been that for years - so NOW you say it's critical?!]

    Hot, dry conditions could stoke wildfires this weekend

    [more below]

  4. Small amount of radioactive spent nuclear fuel to go through Michigan

    A small amount of the most highly radioactive waste on the planet, spent nuclear fuel, is planned for a secretive, highly protected shipment from an Illinois nuclear power plant through Michigan and Port Huron, on its way to Canada.

    “A spill, release or fire here, or near waterways that flow into the St. Clair River, could potentially ruin one of the largest freshwater deltas in the world — the St. Clair Flats — and potentially poison forever drinking water and freshwater ecosystems for up to 40-plus million people of the Great Lakes, including residents of Canada, the United States, U.S. Tribes, First Nations and other indigenous peoples,” she said. [more; why tell everyone?]

    Enormous swarm of earthquakes hit near Yellowstone supervolcano

    A 'swarm' of 153 earthquakes hit Yellowstone in July [more; ~ 2 min. video and text]

    Trump wants to turn California's wildfire crisis into an opportunity for loggers. That's disgraceful

    Smoke from California wildfires reaches East Coast as firefighters continue to battle flames

    A smoky haze caused by the California wildfires stretching from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to Sacramento and San Francisco appears to have drifted as far east as New York and parts of New England. [more]

    Mountain lion sneaks into home, kills cat — and doesn’t want to leave, Colorado cops say

    A mountain lion sneaked into a Boulder, Colorado, home through a screen door and killed a family’s house cat. It took more than an hour to get the animal out, police said.

    Getting the wild animal out was quite the challenge, and photos taken by police and neighbors show why. The animal made itself at home — nestling between a sofa and a coffee table and wandering around the home. [more]

    Prison Inmates Fighting California's Deadly Fires

    As California faces record-breaking blazes across the state, its Department of Corrections tweeted this week that more than 2,000 inmates are working as firefighters, prompting new debate over this aspect of prison labor.

    While California's inmate firefighters are volunteers, they earn just $1/hour in the field—working alongside salaried firefighters who earn an average of $74,000 per year—and are mostly unable to apply for a state fire job upon their release from prison.

    "There are some days we are worn down to the core," incarcerated firefighter La'Sonya Edwards told the New York Times last year. "And this isn't that different from slave conditions. We need to get paid more for what we do." [more; ok, ok, $2/hr, now get back to work]

    Big Waves As Hurricane Hector Passes Hawaii [turn up the volume as you view this short video]