Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-19

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

2019-02-19 - Underground electrical fire breaks out near docks in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2019-02-19 - Auto salvage yard destroyed by fire in Dunnville (Canada):

2019-02-19 - Towing business heavily damaged by fire on F Street in Lebanon (Oregon):

2019-02-19 - Premier Used Truck Parts and Monteith Heavy Equipment Rental businesses destroyed by fire in Thunder Bay (Canada):

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire rips through public sauna in Daegu (South Korea), 2 killed, dozens injured:

2019-02-19 - Greenhouse complex heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Laval (Canada), nobody there:

2019-02-19 - Two pedicab businesses heavily damaged by fire at 3:13 AM in Austin (Texas), nearly a fifth of the city's pedicabs destroyed:

2019-02-19 - Australian police post video of UFO revealed by thunderstorm over coastal Broome (Australia):

Quote: "After reviewing CCTV at town beach of last nights storm, it appears we were not alone..."

Note: Whoa! They're heeeere!

2019-02-19 - Transformer bursts into flame on Route 202 near Far Hills (New Jersey):

2019-02-19 - Three boats go up in flames at 5:26 AM while parked at business in coastal Saltash (Britain):

Note: These are the 162nd, 163rd and 164th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-19 - School bus bursts into flame on road near coastal Desaru (Malaysia):

Note: This is the 37th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 104th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-02-19 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A90 near coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2019-02-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on highway near Sendhwa (India):

Note: These are 105th and 106th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-02-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame at 2:39 AM in lot in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "At about 2:39 a.m., Orange County Sheriff's officials arrived at Bachman Road, near Florida's Turnpike. A fire had ignited on a car hauler in a lot there, damaging about six vehicles."

Note: This is the 10th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-02-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 460 in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2019-02-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 near Kenosha (Wisconsin):

2019-02-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on Highway 280 in Birmingham (Alabama):

2019-02-19 - Semi tractor bursts into flame inside building near Sioux Center (Iowa):

2019-02-19 - Tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Champlain (New York):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived, flames were already engulfing the building that housed tractors and other farming equipment owned by Joe and Jane Garrant, said Champlain Volunteer Fire Department Assist. Chief Chris Trombley."

2019-02-19 - Semi tractor, equipment and maintenance shop destroyed by fire in Oran (Iowa):

Quote: "According to fire crews, the fire started around 3:15 p.m. in an Innovative Ag Services building, where they repair equipment. We’re told this was the maintenance shop that was destroyed."

Note: These are the 288th, 289th, 290th, 291st, 282nd, 293rd, 294th and 295th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-19 - RV explodes into flame at 3:50 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Santa Rosa (California):

Quote: "Firefighters found the RV parked in a side yard and engulfed in flames. Flames had spread into the home’s second story and attic, Dahl said."

Note: This is the 50th RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-19 - SUV bursts into flame on Nogales Highway in Sahuarita (Arizona):

2019-02-19 - SUV bursts into flame at cemetery in San Isidro (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "A freak accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon here when a funeral car caught fire after reportedly bringing to the cemetery a slain suspected drug pusher, who was wrongfully accused and arrested in last year’s killing of Catholic prelate Fr. Richmond Nilo. Reports said the vehicular fire incident occurred shortly after Adell Roll Milan, 26, of Bgy. Malapit, who was killed in a buy-bust operation in Gapan City, was laid to his final resting place at the municipal cemetery in Bgy. Poblacion at 2:35 p.m. here."

2019-02-19 - Paramedic SUV bursts into flame while parked at hospital in Coventry (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Flat Iron Road in Great Mills (Maryland):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Kenmore (New York):

Quote: "Crews were able to prevent a roaring car fire from spreading to two nearby homes on Crosby Avenue in the Village on Tuesday night."

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on State Route 3 near Belfair (Washington):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on Soke Parkway in Bretton (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame shortly after 7 AM on Highway 218 in Waterloo (Iowa):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on Reynolds Highway in Willits (California):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-287 in Hanover (New Jersey):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on Mapleton Avenue in Franklin (Australia):

2019-02-19 - Two cars go up in flames while parked in basement parking garage at government office in Kampala (Uganda):

Quote: "We have realised that one vehicle abruptly caught fire and it later spread to another car. We are yet to understand why this car caught fire and we shall make a report after investigations..."

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 in Derbyshire (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Car bursts into flame on road in Halesfield, Telford (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Durham Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Durham Street, Hull. Tue 19 Feb 2019 22:16 (No:03607) Motorbike on fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-02-19 - Moped bursts into flame on Conway Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Conway Avenue, Grimsby. Tue 19 Feb 2019 19:26 (No:03593) One moped fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-02-19 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after 5:30 AM in Montrose Township (Michigan), some animals killed:

2019-02-19 - Barn and 30 tons of straw destroyed by fire in Marden (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Cast iron foundry damaged by fire shortly after 2 AM in Hanover (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-19 - Tire storage facility heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Concord (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-02-19 - Shoe factory heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Delhi (India):

2019-02-19 - Home under renovation damaged by fire on Guernsey Dell Avenue in Riverside (Ohio):

2019-02-19 - Home damaged by fire at 11 PM in Lakewood Township (Minnesota):

2019-02-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 5:30 AM in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2019-02-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Des Draveurs Street in Aylmer (Canada), nobody there:

2019-02-19 - Home destroyed by fire in Sapulpa (Oklahoma):

2019-02-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Columbia Township (Michigan):

2019-02-19 - Home destroyed by fire in Kekoskee (Wisconsin):

2019-02-19 - Home destroyed by fire, house fire ignites brush fire, near Issaquah (Washington):

2019-02-19 - Home destroyed by fire on Mill Street in Farmington (Illinois), 1 injured:

2019-02-19 - Home destroyed by fire just after 5 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 3 AM in Waukesha (Wisconsin), 3 killed, 2 injured:

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire burns home in Lansing (Kansas), 1 killed:

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire burns home on North 7th Street in Easley (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM on South Humboldt Street in coastal San Mateo (California), 1 killed:

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire burns home on Gettysburg Circle in Plano (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:08 AM in Farmersville (Texas), 2 killed:

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire destroyed home before 1 AM in coastal Halifax (Canada), 7 killed:

2019-02-19 - Vacant home burns in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2019-02-19 - As many as 600 dolphins have washed up dead this year on the coast in France:

2019-02-19 - Large number of fish found dead in lake in Libya:

2019-02-19 - Thousands of fish found dead in canal in Magdalena (Colombia):

2019-02-19 - Thousands of fish found dead in canal in Tiruchirappalli (India):

2019-02-19 - Couple, 21 and 17, die in lake in Nawagattegama on the island of Sri Lanka:

2019-02-19 - Two boys, both 7, die in pond in Matikana, Odisha (India):

2019-02-19 - Man, cop, has heart attack during training, dies shortly later, near coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

Quote: "A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after suffering a heart attack during training Tuesday. Sgt. Daniel Hinton went into cardiac arrest during a training exercise and was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to a news release."

2019-02-19 - Man drops dead at train station in Greenbelt (Maryland):

Quote: "Officials say an initial investigation reveals the man possibly had a sudden 'medical event' and he collapsed and fell while he was on the station's platform."

2019-02-19 - Man found dead in Foss Creek next to trail in Healdsburg (California):

2019-02-19 - Man in his 30s found dead in the Russian River in Guerneville (California):

2019-02-19 - Man slumps over dead on bench outside Safeway store in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii):

2019-02-19 - Man, 33, found dead in the water near coastal Tybee Island (Georgia):

2019-02-19 - Woman, 69, dies after being pulled from the water at lake in Oak Hill (Ohio):

2019-02-19 - Woman found dead near Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Cheshire (Connecticut):

2019-02-19 - Person found dead in submerged truck in river in Waiotahe (New Zealand):

2019-02-19 - College student, man, 25, found dead in lake at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Woman found dead near Duffryn Street in Mountain Ash (Britain):

2019-02-19 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck slams head-on into car, in Moundsville (West Virginia), 2 injured:

Quote: "Officials say that the driver of the truck had an apparent medical issue, which then caused the truck to drive head-on to an oncoming car. The truck driver was flown via medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital. The car's driver also sustained injuries, and was transported to a hospital."

2019-02-19 - Woman, 30, has 'medical emergency', car hits two SUVs, in Sycamore Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said a 30-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Altima south on Montgomery when she had a medical emergency and lost consciousness. Her car then crossed the center line and struck a Toyota Rav 4 and a Jeep Wrangler."

2019-02-19 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into median and overturns, on I-15 in Salt Lake County (Utah), students save the day, 1 injured:

Quote: "UHP troopers said that a driver experienced a medical emergency, causing his car to hit a median and flip over. A group of students from West High School saw the crash and performed CPR on the driver, possibly saving the man’s life, officials said."

2019-02-19 - Two trainer jets collide mid-air during rehearsal for air show in Bengaluru (India), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "A mid air collision of two Hawk trainer jets occurred Tuesday at Bengaluru's Aero India show. While two pilots managed to eject with injuries, one pilot reportedly lost his life in this tragic incident."

2019-02-19 - Helicopter crashes near airport in coastal Clearwater (Florida), 2 lightly injured:

2019-02-19 - Tractor trailer crashes into ditch on I-49 in Washington County (Arkansas):

2019-02-19 - Minivan veers over centerline at 5 AM, hits semi head-on, in Fife (Washington), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, near Elkton (Maryland), 2 killed:

Quote: "The double-fatal crash occurred at about 12:15 p.m. when, based on the preliminary investigation, a 2004 Mazda 6 driven by Lewis in the northbound lane of Appleton Road, north of Belle Hill Road, inexplicably veered across the centerline and the southbound lane — before leaving the road, traveling a short distance across a yard and then striking a tree, police said."

2019-02-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into wall, on I-64 in Lexington (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officers say the driver may have suffered a medical emergency before the crash. The vehicle was traveling west, drifted onto the right shoulder, hit the guardrail and hit the concrete wall."

2019-02-19 - Car veers off road at 3:20 AM, crashes into tree, in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-02-19 - Two huge sinkholes open in Konya Province (Turkey):

Quote: "Two massive sinkholes opened up in a clover field in central Turkey's Konya province, spreading fear among locals living in the area."

2019-02-19 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Norcross (Georgia):

2019-02-19 - Two men, both 20, go missing at coastal Shelley Beach (Australia):

2019-02-19 - Volcano Piton de la Fournaise erupts again on RĂ©union Island (France):

2019-02-19 - Lightning strikes kill four men in Zimbabwe:

2019-02-19 - Lightning strikes man and knocks him unconscious at airport in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2019-02-19 - Major northeastern snowstorms expected to continue with climate change:

2019-02-19 - Unavoidable global recession? The warnings get louder as worldwide economic numbers continue to deteriorate:


  1. Great work, Jonny. Oh, what a nice way to die - sitting on a park bench in Hawaii and just dropping off.

    So, officially we got a little over 4" of heavy, wet snow, then the roads got icy, then it rained a little in s/e PA.

    Lotsa fires, accidents, and people dropping dead.

    If you look closely at these stories, you can see how the web of civilization is becoming frayed and broken - with infrastructure damage, important businesses being destroyed and people dying with their specific knowledge. We're on our way out.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 2.20.19 Massive restoration of world's forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emis [~ 37.5 min.]

    World & Climate News, Methane & EQ Report with Margo (Feb. 20, 2019) [86 min.]

    Strange sky phenomena: Eerie sun pillar illuminates 6 conjoined triangle clouds floating above

    [short video and text]

    Tropical Cyclone "Oma" affecting Queensland, warnings in place, Australia

    Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Oma" is forecast to approach the coast of southern Queensland, Australia this weekend. The cyclone is already affecting the state and warnings are in place for higher than normal tides and dangerous surf. [more]

    ‘This has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry

    The toxins, collectively known as PFAS, have caused rampant pollution on military installations, something the Department of Defense has known about for decades but routinely failed to disclose. Now New Mexico’s dairy industry is ground zero in an unprecedented crisis. For the first time ever, PFAS is threatening the US food supply. [more]

    Source of loud boom heard, felt in Charleston, South Carolina still unknown

    Numerous people in and around Charleston, SC, reported on social media Monday a loud "boom" or the sound of an "explosion," which some said shook their home or other building they were in for several seconds.

    The source of the boom and ensuing shaking is presently unknown. [more]

    [more later, gotta get to class]

  2. Is China’s Social Credit System A Preview Of The Coming “Beast System”?

    Virtually everything that you do online and offline is being monitored, tracked or recorded by someone. Could you imagine what life would be like if the government compiled all of that information into a giant database and used it to punish those that had engaged in politically-incorrect behavior? Here in the United States, Internet censorship has escalated dramatically, but over in China the government is cracking down on a much wider array of online and offline activities. If you fail to make a credit card payment, get into an argument in public or say the wrong thing on social media, you could suddenly find yourself restricted from conducting a whole host of normal economic activities. The primary marketing slogan for this social credit system is “once discredited, everywhere restricted”… [more]

    New All Time Lies

    We live in the age of mass disinformation. Every dunce subscribing to their own flavour of bullshit. Those frauds who believe that there is no downside to propagating every lie that comes down the pike, are in for the surprise of their lives.

    Under the Golden Gaffe the market for lies and bullshit has never been stronger

    When sliding down the slope of dope, the lies and liars have to keep getting dumber and dumber. The next thing you know, the entire circus is led by a sociopathic liar.

    For the past year, pot stocks have been a fantastic market timing device. Timing a -10% decline last February and another -20% decline in the fourth quarter. Following the pattern, would bring a -40% decline this time around. I suggest with substantial risk to the downside. Gamble at your own risk.[more]

    Malthusian End-Game

    Contrary to ubiquitous belief, hairless monkeys don't have control over this Roman Circus, they merely have the delusion of control. Globalization has attended an increase in global population that is economically unsustainable, leaving aside the ecological disaster. The trickle-down Ponzi growth model will not be kind in reverse. The first thing that dries up is charity...[more]

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    5G is weapons - grade technlogy

    5G Is The Future And That Is Frightening!

    In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on 5g technology with Max Igan. Igan expertly breaks down what the future holds for this technology and humanity and how it will change a lot more than just your cell phone. [more; next story]

    Suicide fear over 'weapons grade' 5G technology being tested in Cornwall

    The 5G infrastructure uses EXACTLY the same hardware (just re-branded) as is used by coalition forces in the 'theatre of war' in the Middle East, where it is used as electro-magnetic (E.M.) crowd-control weaponry. Exactly the same weapons platform, with exactly the same capabilities will soon be set-up on a lamp-post near your house. [more]

    [more below]

  3. Why We Stink at Tackling Climate Change

    Global threats result from human culture outrunning human biology.

    Our situation is not hopeless. We are not doomed to plod into an overheated future, prisoners of our slow-moving genomes and at the mercy of our hare-brained, rapid-moving, C02-spewing technology. [more; we're not plodding, we're SPRINTING]

    Minnesota's climate begins its descent toward an unrecognizable future

    NOAA now ranks Minneapolis and Mankato as the second- and third-fastest warming cities in the United States.NOAA now ranks Minneapolis and Mankato as the second- and third-fastest warming cities in the United States. [more]

    Wrong place, wrong time: Warbler that should be wintering in southern Asia turns up in Greater Manchester, UK

    Blyth's reed warblers are a very rare sight in Britain and even rarer in the North West.

    Birding experts at Leigh Ornithological Society believe the sightings at Hope Carr Nature Reserve are the first in Greater Manchester and the first time the tiny bird has been spotted in the UK at this time of year.

    It usually spends the winter in India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. [more]

    Saskatchewan sees the coldest February in 80 years

    Shiveluch eruption in Russia's Kamchatka sends ash plume 3.7 miles into sky

    Sinkholes in BC, Canada sparks local state of emergency, 14 homes evacuated
    [now THERE'S a sign, Jonny!]

    Residents of 14 ocean-view homes on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast have been ordered to leave after an engineering report found that nearby sinkholes are putting them at risk. [more]

    One dead after rare on-piste avalanche in Swiss Alps

    The avalanche was unusual in that it fell on a popular, marked slope when the avalanche risk was deemed low. [more]

    NASA releases photo of mysterious 'dragon' aurora over Iceland [wow!]

    A view of the mysterious dragon aurora snapped in Iceland on February 18

    Nasa has released incredible pictures of an unusual 'dragon' aurora roaring silently in the sky over Iceland. The stunning natural wonder was caused by particles emited from the sun which smash into the atmosphere to cause a dramatic light display. [more]

    Video footage from central Ohio shows rare 'thundersnow'

    Exploding transformer? Strange blue flash of light seen in northern Wales, UK

  4. One thing i admire about the Amish is that they can fully construct a working barn in a weekend. They use the power of community to bring the labor and knowledge, the materials and support services (ya gotta feed the men doing the job) and that feeling of recovery to the family that has a barn fire.

    Strong M5.5 earthquake hits Hokkaido Island producing huge landslides, closing the Chitose airport, canceling trains and metro and disrupting mobile communications

    A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday (Feb 21). Although there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property, the quake produced huge landslides, closed the Chitose airport, canceled trains and metro and disrupted mobile communications. No tsunami warnings. [more; see short videos]

    [and a quick look at our HOLY SHIT! ledger]
    'Never ever seen this': LA to London flight breaks speed record due to furious jet stream

    A Virgin Atlantic plane accidentally flew at the speed of sound during a record-breaking flight from LA to London

    A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the ground speed of 1289km/h with the help of strong winds, according to reports.

    The blistering speed was reached while at 35,000 feet, or 10.7km, above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was given a boost by a furious jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel, Fox News reported.

    "Never ever seen this kind of tailwind in my life as a commercial pilot," tweeted Peter James, a jet captain. [more]

    Landslide following a week of heavy rainfall hits illegal Peru mine, kills 7

    [more below]

  5. 26 killed as torrential rain triggers flash flood, roof collapse in Pakistan

    At least 26 people were killed on Thursday in the incidents of roof collapse and flash floods, triggered by torrential rains that lashed several cities in Pakistan, according to a media report. At least 10 people were killed in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

    Four people, including two children and a woman, were killed in landslide and roof collapse incident in Dir, the Express Tribune reported. Uninterrupted rainfall has flooded the provincial capital Peshawar while flash flood submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella, in Balochistan province, it said. [more; jeez!]

    Resorts and skiers at Snowbasin, Utah overjoyed at 'unprecedented' snow levels - 8 feet dumped in 18 days

    Davy Ratchford, the general manager of Snowbasin, said the resort at one point got 15 inches of snow in 24 hours. [more]

    U.S. mining sites dump 50 million gallons of fouled wastewater daily

    Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated.

    The records show that at average flows, more than 50 million gallons of contaminated wastewater streams daily from the sites. In many cases, it runs untreated into nearby groundwater, rivers and ponds — a roughly 20-million-gallon daily dose of pollution that could fill more than 2,000 tanker trucks.

    The remainder of the waste is captured or treated in a costly effort that will need to carry on indefinitely, for perhaps thousands of years, often with little hope for reimbursement.

    [yep, just like the goddamned fracking operations - they're shit is so toxic because it's RADIOACTIVE and can't be disposed of SAFELY ANYWHERE, yet they do the same thing - dump it illegally into streams (killing everything), or on some poor farmer's field (by paying him a pittance for the privilege) where it renders the soil USELESS FOREVER. The poor saps find out that they can't drink their water or even sell their farms after doing business with the frackers.]

  6. [some big news from the bench]
    Supreme Court’s new ruling on civil asset forfeiture is pretty huge

    States cannot ignore the Constitution when imposing fines or confiscating people’s property in civil or criminal cases, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday.

    The decision in Timbs v. Indiana means change is on the wind for the widespread and chronically abused law enforcement tactic of civil asset forfeiture. It will also have sweeping implications for other monetary punishments levied by state and local governments, including the grubby spiderweb of municipal court fines whose cumulative effect is to make poverty itself a jailable offense in many jurisdictions.

    “I don’t see prosecutors disarming unilaterally or accepting that they shouldn’t bring forfeitures that will likely be deemed excessive,” said Hottot. “It’s more on the courts than it is on police and prosecutors activities. They’re still going to seize people’s cars like they did here, and hold them for five years. At the end of the process they stand to benefit from taking people’s property. The question now becomes what are courts going to do with that kind of activity, in light of this ruling? Are they going to allow it or put limits on it?” [more]

    PHOTOS: Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh's capital killing dozens

    [long story, lots of pics; no cause given]

    Green New Deal: Why the GOP secretly likes Democrats' climate change plan

    GOP officials expect the road map offered by Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and longtime environmental advocate Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., will help them hammer home their criticisms of Democratic economic policies they contend would move the country toward socialism. [more; they may be surprised]