Sunday, August 26, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-25

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

2018-08-25 - Update on fit and healthy couple that suddenly died at seaside resort in coastal Hurghada (Egypt) - 'funny smell' mentioned:

Quote: "The family of a British couple who died on a Thomas Cook holiday fear they may have been poisoned by a ‘funny smell’ in their hotel room. Under-pressure Egyptian officials have launched an urgent investigation, despite insisting John and Susan Cooper died of natural causes."

Quote: "My daughter said they could smell something that was a little bit funny, that wasn't right."

Note: Before this smell info, I was thinking they probably got poisoned in the water at the beach or the pool or the hotel shower, but that they died after there was a 'funny smell' indicates that they probably got gassed to death. The doctors there say 'natural causes' for both of them. That's an indicator that they were killed by hydrogen sulfide - it doesn't stick around in the body very long and there is no clinical test for hydrogen sulfide poisoning, so the deaths generally look like 'natural causes'. Also, hydrogen sulfide at medium-high or higher concentrations doesn't have that unpleasant 'rotten egg' odor. Different people describe it differently, because people's brains are different. Some say it's flowery, or sickly-sweet, or like licorice, or chemically. Not terribly unpleasant, just weird, unfamiliar...

2018-08-25 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in North Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Note: An auto salvage yard burned in Philadelphia on August 18 too, and then another one burned on August 19th, so this current one is the third auto salvage yard fire in Philadelphia in a week...

2018-08-25 - Auto recycling business damaged by fire in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Quote: "The general manager of a neighboring business told FOX 13 the fire happened at Rio's Auto Recycling."

2018-08-25 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Sageston (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Deadly fire rips through hot springs resort at 4:36 AM in Harbin (China), 19 killed, 18 injured:

2018-08-25 - Greek-Catholic Episcopal Palace heavily damaged by fire in Oradea (Romania):

2018-08-25 - Volcano Manam erupts again, powerfully, in Papua New Guinea:

2018-08-25 - Residential building explodes and collapses in Mashhad (Iran), 10 killed:

Note: This is the 206th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-25 - Plastic factory heavily damaged by huge blaze at 3:55 AM in Delhi (India):

2018-08-25 - Wildfire grows to 41,324 acres in the Twisp River Valley (Washington):

2018-08-25 - Wildfire grows to 4,721 acres around Cougar Lake (Oregon):

2018-08-25 - Wildfire breaks out and burns 500 acres near Horseshoe Bay (Texas):

2018-08-25 - Boat bursts into flame on Okauchee Lake in Waukesha County (Wisconsin):

2018-08-25 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Texoma in Marshall County (Oklahoma):

Note: These are the 794th and 795th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-25 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the M275 in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

Note: This is the 500th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 126 near the Santa Clara River near Piru (California):

2018-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Harris Road in Bedford Hills (New York):

2018-08-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, near Lewisville (Idaho):

2018-08-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame along Cookley Lane in Crowcombe (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Ashford (Britain):

Note: These are the 1851st, 1852nd, 1853rd, 1854th and 1855th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-25 - Dump truck bursts into flame on I-240 in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-08-25 - Van bursts into flame on road near Karadivaavi (India):

2018-08-25 - SUV bursts into flame on the A64 in Malton (Britain):

Quote: "Time 1433 Location: A64 Malton Crews from Malton dealt with a fire involving a Range Rover on Malton bypass dual carriageway. Hose reels, breathing apparatus and dry powder extinguishers were used."

2018-08-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at home in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2018-08-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at the Bay of Quinte Country Club in Belleville (Canada):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Cranberry (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Beltline near Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame near Southwest 139th Street and 205th Avenue in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Long Island Expressway in North Hills (New York):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:09 AM on Walkley Place in McKellar (Australia):

2018-08-25 - Six cars go up in flames in carpark at East Midlands Designer Outlet in Alfreton (Britain):

Quote: "A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: 'It came in as one car alight, then it became four, and then six.'"

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on Queensway in Whitchurch (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame outside inn in Burton (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:59 AM on Driffield Road in Molescroft (Britain), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Driffield Road, Molescroft. Sat 25 Aug 2018 03:59 (No:19088) Car fire. Hose reel, Thermal Image Camera and small tools in use."

2018-08-25 - Car bursts into flame at industrial estate in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 25 August, 7.34pm Car fire, land rear of Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-08-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame at the Huntworth Roundabout in Bridgwater (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Mayenne Place in Devizes (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Brandon (Britain), 1 injured:

2018-08-25 - Silo full of wood chips goes up in flames in Chilmark (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Chrome plating business heavily damaged by fire near the Cumberland River in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-08-25 - High school damaged by fire in South St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-08-25 - Building under construction destroyed by massive fire and explosion(s) at 2:16 AM near train station in Zürich (Switzerland):

2018-08-25 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Stapleton on Staten Island (New York), 6 injured:

2018-08-25 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM at home in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2018-08-25 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Amarillo (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-08-25 - Home damaged by fire at 2 AM in Meriden (Connecticut), nobody there:

2018-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Metairie (Louisiana)

2018-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Land O'Lakes (Florida):

2018-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:20 AM in coastal Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2018-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2018-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Geneva (New York), nobody there:

2018-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Mobile (Alabama), nobody there:

2018-08-25 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Dade County (Georgia), nobody there:

2018-08-25 - Home destroyed by fire in Crooked River Ranch (Oregon):

2018-08-25 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire in Avon (Colorado):

2018-08-25 - Deadly fire burns home on Quincy Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 killed:

2018-08-25 - Deadly fire destroys home in Colton (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-25 - Two vacant mobile homes destroyed by fire in Temple (Texas):

2018-08-25 - Vacant home burns in Clarksburg (West Virginia):

2018-08-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-08-25 - Vacant high school burns in Gary (Indiana):

2018-08-25 - Dolphin washes ashore dead at Ocean View Beach Park in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-08-25 - Girl, 10, found dead in residential swimming pool in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2018-08-25 - Boy, 16, football player, collapses at game, dies shortly later, in Coahoma County (Mississippi):

Quote: "A community in Mississippi is in mourning after a high school football player collapsed and died at a game on Friday. The Marshall County Schools Superintendent said in a statement to FOX13 Memphis that 16-year-old Dennis Mitchell, who attended Byhalia High School about 30 miles southeast of Memphis, was playing an away game in Coahoma County."

2018-08-25 - Man, 37, found dead in the Kern River near Hart Park (California):

2018-08-25 - Man, 51, dies in the Allegheny River near Plum (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-25 - Man, 53, radio personality, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at home in Arkansas City (Kansas):

2018-08-25 - Woman, 56, found dead at jail in Durham (North Carolina):

2018-08-25 - Man, 29, dies after being pulled from Lake Huron in South Huron (Canada):

2018-08-25 - Woman, 47, found dead on Echo Lake beach in Fort Qu'Appelle (Canada), boy missing:

2018-08-25 - Person found dead in park in coastal Whangarei (New Zealand):

2018-08-25 - Boy, 8, dies in lagoon near coastal Port Edward (South Africa):

2018-08-25 - Woman, 70, found dead in drain in Mumbra (India):

2018-08-25 - Man, 50, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Benalmádena (Spain):

2018-08-25 - Man, 27, found dead in submerged car in river near coastal Newport (Ireland):

2018-08-25 - Teen boy found dead at home on Kings Road in Sedgley Park (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Man found dead and face-down in stream near Morton Way in Thornbury (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Man found dead in the River Thet near Chervil Walk in Thetford (Britain):

2018-08-25 - Passenger plane co-pilot slumps over unconscious near coastal Palermo (Italy):

Quote: "A RyanAir pilot fainted in mid-air as plane was being diverted during a violent thunderstorm. The SUN reports that the pilot fainted in the cockpit while the plane was being diverted because of thunderstorms in Italy. The pilot had to be rushed to hospital upon landing. The plane was flying from London Stansted to Palermo in Italy on Thursday evening, but had to land 67 miles away in Trapani due to thunderstorms in the area. The co-pilot then passed out near the airport and the captain was forced to land the plane himself. The Sun Online quotes a source as saying that the first officer was 'not able to function' and was taken to hospital after being examined by medical staff."

2018-08-25 - Woman has 'medical event' and loses consciousness, go-kart crashes, in coastal Seaside Heights (New Jersey), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "After she passed out, the go-kart crashed into a wall of the track, which resulted in minor injuries to the woman. Nevertheless, the decision was made to airlift the victim to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune over concern about the unknown medical event that caused the impact, Boyd explained."

2108-08-25 - Small plane crashes at airport in Swainsboro (Georgia), 4 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-25 - Small plane crashes and burns in Island Pond (Vermont), 1 killed:

2018-08-25 - Passenger bus and truck collide head-on, in Natore District (Bangladesh), 13 killed, 2 injured:

2018-08-25 - Tour bus overturns 20 meters off road near Sofia (Bulgaria), 16 killed, 26 injured:

2018-08-25 - Tractor trailer crashes into median, on I-496 in East Lansing (Michigan):

2018-08-25 - SUV veers off road, crashes into woods, in Holbrook (New York), near the coast, 2 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-25 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits fence and tree, bursts into flame, in Phelps County (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-08-25 - Car veers off road, crashes into cornfield, in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "A medical issue may have contributed to a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning on Newstead Road that injured a Hopkinsville woman. It happened just before 8:30 in the 10000 block of Newstead and Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says 30-year old Jasmine Wilson of Hopkinsville left the travel portion of the roadway and crashed into a cornfield."

2018-08-25 - Car crashes at Puncheon Creek in Johnson County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-08-25 - Car veers off road, plunges into canal, in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-08-25 - Motorcycle veers over centerline, hit semi head-on, on Route 148 near Pigeon Creek Road (Illinois), 2 killed:

2018-08-25 - Dog attacks and kills toddler at home in Bloemfontein (South Africa):

2018-08-25 - Alligator attacks woman in lake, woman fights it off, in Hernando (Florida):

2018-08-25 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, car drives in to hole, in East Hartford (Connecticut):

2018-08-25 - Water main breaks, street floods, in La Jolla (California):

2018-08-25 - Man found unconscious in swimming pool in Manhattan (Kansas):

2018-08-25 - Man has 'medical emergency' and goes into cardiac arrest in the water in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "A beachgoer is in the hospital after having a medical emergency in the waters off Myrtle Beach. According to Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, lifeguards were alerted to a man in the water at around 1:30 Saturday. The went into the water to rescue the man. Evans says Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue units responded to assist. The man was in cardiac arrest at the time and rescuers began CPR."

2018-08-25 - Man jumps into Lake Erie and disappears near Mentor (Ohio):

2018-08-25 - Drought afflicting 10 states in the US:

Quote: "According to – the official monitor of droughts in the US – 10 states are facing 'extreme' or 'exceptional' droughts, the highest categories in the ranking system. The website says 'droughts are affecting substantial areas of western Oklahoma, eastern Kansas, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri and southern California'. There are also severe droughts present in eastern Oregon, Oklahoma, southern Iowa, southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, North Dakota and South Dakota. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 'Abnormal dryness and drought are affecting over 131 million people across the United States.' As a result, many farmers are on the brink of 'financial ruin' due to their inability to grow crops."

2018-08-25 - Waterspout filmed over lake in Odisha (India):

2018-08-25 - Giant Hyalomma ticks found for the first time in Sweden:

Quote: "'They are very quick and they are hunters so they do not wait for their prey but actively look for a host to attack. When they are filled up with blood they can grow to become two or three centimeters long. They are giant ticks,' Grandi told Swedish Radio."

Note: Just what the end of the world needed - some aggressive invasive disease-carrying jumbo-sized super-ticks!

2018-08-25 - Senator John McCain dies of brain cancer at age 81 at his ranch near Sedona (Arizona):


  1. Hey Jonny, fellow readers - here we go again with another week of Try to Stay Alive!

    'Felt like gunshots hitting the windows': Residents of Greensburg, Indiana look back at weekend damage caused by baseball-size hail

    If you were outside in that you would have been severely hurt or killed. You saw how large it was. It went boom, boom, boom. [more]

    Monsoon floods this year kill 993 people across 5 states of India

    Parts of Austria and Germany covered in 40cm of snow as temperatures drop 15 degrees after August heatwave

    Millions of fish die in lake Toba the largest volcanic lake around the world situated in the caldera of a supervolcano in Indonesia

    could this be a sign of gas release from the bottom of the lake… [more]

    [includes 2 short videos]

    Monday, 27 August 2018

    Every Ontario ministry now banned from talking about climate change

    Heatwave in Gambia

    Movement of Sea Ice North of Greenland in 2018

    Why did the Paris Agreement not specify a year for preindustrial?

    The Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than we realised [more]

    These remarkable findings were pieced together from the most unusual of sources – not thermometers or satellites, but rather from natural climate archives. These include coral skeletons, ice cores, tree rings, cave deposits and ocean and lake sediment layers, all of which record the climate as they grow or accumulate.
    These archives provide long records that extend back 500 years – well before the Industrial Revolution – and provide a critical baseline for the planet’s past climate, one that is impossible to obtain otherwise.

    A tree burns from the inside out in the Carr fire

    [check out the 28 sec video]

    1080 dumpsite uncovered in Stewart Island national park

    A Newshub investigation has uncovered a dumpsite of the poison 1080 in a national park on Stewart Island.

    As much as 75 kilograms of the poison was dumped by a contractor working for the Department of Conservation (DoC), which has now called in police and other authorities.

    The pristine New Zealand bush on the island is remote and unspoilt - but the dump had enough poison to kill potentially hundreds of animals.

  2. News Links, August 27, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Next Up: Global Synchronized Easing
    Global economic tightening is a pipe dream. It hasn't happened yet, and likely won't.

    A Shrinking Slice of the American Economic Pie
    Workers' share of non-farm business income is near a record low

    America's Hidden Debt

    Weaponizing the US Dollar Is Accelerating Global De-Dollarization

    "Thank God This Is Happening": Russia Says Time Has Come To Ditch The Dollar

    Lagging Oil Industry Weighs On Mexico's Economy

    The U.S. Can't Bring Russia 'to Its Knees'

    Pento: Trade War to Continue, Global Debt Default and Higher Interest Rates Unavoidable

    Wells Fargo lays off more than 600 mortgage workers

    Siemens denies report it may cut 20,000 jobs [it's only 19,998]

    Russian Official Shocks By Urging Tactical Nuke Deployment In Syria After Bolton Warning

    Trump Ties North Korea Talks To Trade Deal With China

    US Navy Re-establishes Atlantic Fleet to Confront Russia

    Russia Sends Largest Naval Armada Of Syrian War Amidst New Chemical Attack Warnings

    Philippine president says buying US F-16 jets 'utterly useless'

    Israel Govt Revokes Citizenship of Israeli ISIS Members, Ignoring Own History of Assisting ISIS

    Dying for What?: A Tour of Fruitless American Killing and Sacrifice

    Venezuelan exodus approaching crisis moment: U.N. agency

    A major US city will start drinking its own sewage. Others need to follow.

    Natural Gas Inventories "Dangerously Low"

    What If There Isn't Enough Energy Going Forward? — We'll be forced to live with less. Maybe a LOT less.

    The Water Crises Aren't Coming—They're Here

    New England governors issue statement on benefits of nuclear energy

    General Mills hit with lawsuit over 'glyphosate-containing' Cheerios

    Here's How You'll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise) [yeah, right, like we have any say in it]

    The end of the oceans

    Huge wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin

    Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

    No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

    Medics challenged as Ebola spreads to Congo's conflict zone

    Tons of Major Quakes Have Rattled the World Recently. Does That Mean Anything? [No - just keep doing what you're doing, nothing to see here, move along now, thanks for stopping]

    'Hunger Stones' With Ominous Messages Emerge in Drought-Parched Czech River

  3. 'Monsanto's History Is One Full of Vast Lies'

    Your Smart Electricity Meter Can Easily Spy On You, Court Ruling Warns

    Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'

    Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

    Julian Assange and the Fate of Journalism

    How "Wealthy" Would We Be If We Stopped Borrowing Trillions Every Year?

    Venezuelans Resort To Buying Spoiled Meat As Electricity Fails

    Murderous Mexico: July Most Violent Ever As Country Descends Into Chaos

    [Japan]Typhoon No. 20 knocks down 37-meter-tall wind turbine

    New Reality of China's Failing Economy Is Coming Soon

    War on sharks: Chinese demand for fins driving rogue fishing fleets to plunder ocean's top predator

    To Understand America's Neofeudal Economy, Start with Extortion
    In sector after sector, the quality of the goods and services has declined while costs have soared. This is the acme of neofeudalism: insiders and the New Nobility are skimming fortunes as prices skyrocket and the quality of the goods and services provided plummet.

    Majority Of Young Americans Live In A Household Receiving Welfare

    Our kids are 'worried about getting shot' in classrooms as back-to-school season starts

    US to 'redirect' over $200 million in aid from West Bank, Gaza

    To Force Billionaires Off Welfare, Sanders Tax Would Make Corporations Fund 100% of Public Assistance Their Low-Paid Workers Receive
    Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos makes more money in ten seconds than his company's median employee makes in an entire year, and thousands of Amazon workers are paid such low wages that they are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid, and other forms of government assistance to survive.

    Some thoughts on the 'longest bull market ever'

    Issuance Of Unsecured Personal Loans Is Soaring

    Has Tesla Become a Literal Dumpster Fire?

    How I spent my summer vacation: Fleeing wildfires as a climate change refugee

    Google, Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree

    Illinois Budget Out of Balance Again: Solution More Junk Bonds

    Year after Harvey, poor having toughest time recovering

  4. Eight die in Chicago fire, including six children

    [~ 1.5 min. video; no cause but . . ]

    How global warming is making “red tide” algal blooms even worse

    Now the toxic algae — Karenia brevis — is working up the coast from Sanibel Island to Tampa Bay. Respiratory irritation in humans has been reported as far north as Manatee County, just south of Tampa Bay, where high concentrations of the algae were measured last week. The water off Pinellas County — Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg — had elevated concentrations of red tide beyond a normal “background” state for the first time this month. [more]

    As air and ocean temperatures increase, the environment becomes more hospitable to toxic algal blooms in several ways, according to scientists and the Environmental Protection Agency. [more]

    An inversion of nature: how air conditioning created the modern city

    Scientists blast EPA effort that would discredit health research in the name of “transparency”

    When the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposal this week to give states more latitude in regulating pollution from power plants within their borders, it came with a sobering forecast of its likely impact on Americans’ health.

    By 2030, adoption of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule could lead to 470 to 1,400 additional premature deaths each year because of an increase in tiny airborne particles. Children with asthma could wind up missing 21,000 extra days of school annually, and up to 48,000 more people could experience “exacerbated asthma” as air quality deteriorates.

    Nearly 70 medical societies and public health groups, including the American Medical Assn., the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Assn. and the American Assn. for Cancer Research. In their view, it’s a backhanded attack on the key air pollution studies that forced companies to spend billions of dollars on cleaner factories and better equipment.

    “I can’t come up with any explanation other than that they want to make this data available to vested interests by making it available to everyone,” said George Thurston, an environmental medicine researcher at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine who opposes the EPA initiative. “The problem is that people with an agenda can statistically manipulate the data and come up with really inappropriate conclusions. And if they have a profit motive, that’s likely to happen.” [more]

    [more below]

  5. Stocks jumped on Monday as the United States and Mexico closed a new trade deal. Investors also digested reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the central bank's policy-tightening path.

    The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.9 percent to an all-time high, breaking above 8,000 for the first time, as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet. The Dow rose more than 250 points as Caterpillar outperformed. The S&P 500 gained 0.75 percent to hit a record high, with materials and financials as the best-performing sectors. [more]

    Tax Cut Crack Smoking Boom

    The long-awaited break to new all time S&P and Nasdaq highs last week has the futures bid this morning. We should see a good manic blow-off top over the next day or two, led by the junkiest stocks in the market. Late summer liquidity is non-existent, short-covering is epic. Gamblers are all lubed up for final implosion...

    Don't tell Forrest Trump that fiscal expansion at the end of the cycle accelerates final collapse it doesn't prevent it.

    "There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion" - Ludwig Von Mises [more]

    Burn Baby Burn-July was 403rd consecutive month with global temperatures above average and the 4th hottest on record: NOAA

    Climate by the numbers

    July 2018
    The average global temperature in July was 1.35 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees.
    This was the fourth highest for July in the 139-year record (1880–2018).
    Last month was also the 42nd consecutive July and the 403rd consecutive month with temperatures above average.

    The year to date // January through July
    The year-to-date average global temperature was 1.39 degrees F above the average of 56.9 degrees. This is 0.48 of a degree lower than the record high set in 2016 for the same YTD period. [more]

    CME sparks G3 Strong geomagnetic storm; reverse polarity sunspot appears on the Sun

    G3 Strong geomagnetic storm levels associated with the passage of slow-moving August 20th Coronal Mass Ejection were observed early August 26, 2018. [more]

    The Watchman's Report #9 - UV UP Magnetic Field/Ozone DOWN - WHY so much Global flooding? [~ 40.5 min. video]