Monday, April 15, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-14

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

2019-04-14 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane returns to coastal Barcelona (Spain):

Quote: "An Israeli Arkia airline flight from Barcelona to Tel Aviv, was forced to return to Barcelona shortly after takeoff, when the engine caught fire, according to Channel 13 on Sunday night."

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

2019-04-14 - Man, 55, found dead in burning pickup truck shortly after midnight in Aurora (Colorado):

Quote: "Aurora authorities found an unidentifiable body after extinguishing a fire in a vehicle early Sunday near Green Valley Ranch. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire just after midnight in the area of East 58th Avenue and North Flanders Street, according to the Aurora Police Department."

2019-04-14 - Car explodes into flame near warehouse in Gurugram (India), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2019-04-14 - Van bursts into flame in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 7 injured:

Quote: "Seven members of the same family received burn injuries when a van they were travelling in caught fire in North Naziabad area of Karachi on Sunday. According to details, the ill-fated family was returning home after attending a marriage ceremony when the fire broke out in the van due to which seven persons were wounded."

2019-04-14 - Waste facility hit by fire, half a million tons of wood and building go up in flames, in Magnet Cove (Arkansas):

Quote: "58 firefighters from nine departments have been working for hours to put out a fire at the Hot Spring County solid waste facility. Tons of waste wood are burning. The building holding the wood has been destroyed. The complex is owned by Hot Spring County. Firefighters expect the estimated half-million tons of wood are expected to smolder for several days."

Quote: "A firefighter received a cut to the hand, and another felt ill on the scene, according to an official on the scene."

Note: A billion pounds of wood!

2019-04-14 - Moor fire breaks out at Marsden Moor (Britain):

2019-04-14 - Warmest Arctic temps in at least 10,000 years speeding the melting of permafrost in Canada:

Note: They've already got methane-infused lakes bubbling methane in Canada, so the next step is some of those gigantic methane explosions leaving craters in the ground like the ones already occurring in Siberia...

2019-04-14 - Very large unknown object spotted near the Moon:

2019-04-14 - George Foreman's mansion hit by fire, cars and garage burn, in Huffman (Texas):

Quote: "Firefighters arrived at the home in Huffman and found heavy smoke coming from a large garage attached to the mansion, KPRC reported. There were about 40 cars in the garage when it caught fire, KHOU reported."

2019-04-14 - Cargo ship 'Albany Sound' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Morehead City (North Carolina):

Note: This is the 325th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-14 - Tractors and John Deere dealership destroyed by massive blaze in Manson (Iowa):

Quote: "Pictures show scorched farm equipment that will likely total into the millions of dollars in losses."

Note: No idea how many tractors burned. It's a dealership, with a service department, so it could've been 50 or 100 or more. I'll just call it six to be conservative...

2019-04-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on I-30 near Mount Vernon (Texas):

2019-04-14 - Tractor trailer hauling pies bursts into flame on I-64 near Floyds Knobs (Indiana):

2019-04-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Keener Township (Indiana):

2019-04-14 - Tractor bursts into flame near Te Aroha (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 597th-606th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-14 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Red Ridge Road in White Springs (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-14 - RV bursts into flame while parked on street in Mechanicsville (Maryland):

Note: These are the 117th and 118th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-04-14 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Transcona (Canada):

Quote: "A vehicle fire threatened a home in Transcona Sunday morning. Fire-paramedic crews were called just after 7:30 a.m. and arrived to find heavy flames had already made it to the single-family bungalow on St. Claire Boulevard."

2019-04-14 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in Clinton (Connecticut):

2019-04-14 - SUV bursts into flame near the Buttershaw Youth Club on Reevy Road West in Buttershaw (Britain):

2019-04-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Ivins (Utah):

2019-04-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on South Burma Road in Saline County (Kansas):

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Fashion Bug in Columbia (Missouri):

Quote: "Chief James Weaver told KOMU that a car caught fire outside the store on Conley Road 40 minutes after the owner left the vehicle to go shopping. After an investigation, Columbia Fire officials could not determine the cause of fire."

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Naples (Florida):

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame on the Long Island Expressway near Dix Hills (New York):

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame at 12:49 AM on Whitefield Lane in Stocklinch, Ilminster (Britain):

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame at 11:52 PM on Torquay Road in Newton Abbot (Britain):

2019-04-14 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Thirsk (Britain):

Quote: "Time 1028 Location: A1 Northbound near Junction 49 Crews from Boroughbridge, Ripon and Thirsk extinguished a car fire on the hard shoulder of the A1. The car was completely destroyed by the fire, which was thought to have started by a mechanical fault. Crews used hose reels and breathing apparatus."

2019-04-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Waveney Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Waveney Road, Hull. Sat 13 Apr 2019 21:13 (No:07672) Vehicle fire. One hose reel jet in use."

2019-04-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Flinton Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Flinton Grove, Preston Road, Hull. Sun 14 Apr 2019 13:24 (No:07726) Interior of vehicle on fire. One hose reel and one breathing apparatus for comfort in use."

2019-04-14 - Golf cart barn damaged by fire at Briggs Woods Golf Course in Webster City (Iowa):

2019-04-14 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on West Lowell Avenue in Shenandoah (Iowa), 2 pets killed:

2019-04-14 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Carencro (Louisiana):

2019-04-14 - RV trailer bursts into flame on Bubba Lane in Hemingway (South Carolina):

2019-04-14 - Within 23 minutes, pickup truck and carport burn at one home and separate home damaged by fire, in Yakima (Washington):

2019-04-14 - Barn destroyed by fire on Man o’ War Boulevard in Lexington (Kentucky), several horses killed:

2019-04-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Peoria County (Illinois):

2019-04-14 - Barn destroyed by fire near Carrickmacross (Ireland), livestock killed:

2019-04-14 - Warehouse damaged by fire in Sheboygan Falls (Wisconsin):

2019-04-14 - Church damaged by fire in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-04-14 - Church damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2019-04-14 - Towel factory heavily damaged by fire in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2019-04-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 7:03 AM on Briarwood Lane in Fenton (Michigan), nobody there:

2019-04-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on St. Andrews Drive in Poway (California):

2019-04-14 - Home destroyed by fire near Snellville (Georgia):

2019-04-14 - Apartment building damaged by fire, Joan Collins' apartment burns, in coastal London (Britain):

2019-04-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the Jamaica Plain area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-04-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Valley Cottage (New York), 1 injured:

2019-04-14 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 12:15 AM on Alpha Road in Dallas (Texas):

2019-04-14 - Deadly fire burns home on Sugar Lane in Lily (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-04-14 - Deadly fire destroys home on Moore Street in Anson (Maine), 1 killed:

2019-04-14 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2 AM on East 99th Street in Cleveland (Ohio), 3 killed:

20190-04-14 - Vacant home burns on South West Temple Drive in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-04-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Wheeling (West Virginia):

2019-04-14 - Two vacant homes go up in flames in Alice (Texas):

2019-04-14 - Gray whale found dead in Elliott Bay (Washington):

2019-04-14 - Second whale shark in 11 days washes up dead in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2019-04-14 - Boy, 7, found dead in Catfish Cove at Lake Corpus Christi, and man, 18, found dead in the water near Bob Hall Pier, in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "The San Patricio County Sheriff said the weather didn’t play a factor today was a beautiful day and they are not sure if he fell in or what happened."

2019-04-14 - Four men in their 20s found dead in submerged car in canal near Islamwala (India):

2019-04-14 - Man found dead in Alamitos Bay in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-04-14 - Man, 27, found dead in lake at apartments in coastal Lake Worth (Florida):

2019-04-14 - Man found dead in the Ohio River near Wheeling (West Virginia):

2019-04-14 - Man, 28, dies after being pulled from submerged car in creek in Ligonier Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-14 - Person drops dead in stairwell in building in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-04-14 - Man, 53, found dead along Old Swan Lake Road near Republic (Washington):

2019-04-14 - Person found dead in park in Campbellford (Canada):

2019-04-14 - Boy, 10, dies after being pulled from river in coastal Clarendon on the island of Jamaica:

2019-04-14 - Man, 28, found dead in apartment in Konchady (India):

2019-04-14 - Man falls off apartment building and dies in coastal Glasgow (Scotland), possible toppler:

2019-04-14 - Man in his 40s drops dead on beach before 6 AM in coastal Skegness (Britain):

Quote: "Officers have said that the circumstances around the death are not suspicious. But police said the cause was a 'sudden death'."

2019-04-14 - Woman has heart attack on cruise ship near coastal Sandy Hook (New Jersey):

Quote: "A Coast Guard crew rescued a woman having a heart attack aboard the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey. The rescue happened early Sunday about 30 miles southeast of Sandy Hook."

2019-04-14 - Driver has 'medical condition', pickup truck crashes into home, on Lovell Lake Road in Wakefield (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Wakefield fire officials report there were no serious injuries as a result of the accident, but the driver is believed to have suffered a medical condition just prior to the crash."

2019-04-14 - Small plane crashes into yard at home in Valley Stream (New York):

2019-04-14 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Bangor (Maine):

2019-04-14 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near coastal Burgan Oil Field (Kuwait), 15 killed:

2019-04-14 - Double-decker bus and two cars crash in coastal Newport on the Isle of Wight (Britain), 1 killed, 22 injured:

2019-04-14 - Tractor trailer overturns before 3 AM on I-40 in Wilson County near Lebanon (Tennessee):

2019-04-14 - Van veers over centerline, swipes car, hits pickup truck head-on, fire erupts, near coastal Tampa (Florida), 2 killed:

2019-04-14 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Hopkins Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-04-14 - Two cars collide head-on, fire erupts, in Sunderland (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-04-14 - Car veers off road, crashes into signs and bursts into flame just before 6 AM in Union County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-04-14 - Car veers off road shortly after 4 AM, crashes into business, on Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-04-14 - Car veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in Shaler (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-14 - Car veers off road at 12:30 AM, crashes into pet store, in Trumbull (Connecticut):

2019-04-14 - Man, 29, crashes car, strips naked, enters McDonald's and stabs 88-year-old man, gets shot dead by security guard, in Palmdale (California):

Quote: "A man was shot and killed by a security guard after crashing his car into a restaurant, stripping off his clothes and stabbing someone at a McDonald's in Palmdale, police and witnesses said."

2019-04-14 - Elephant attacks and kills mahout near coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2019-04-14 - Sinkhole closes road near Hillsborough (North Carolina):

2019-04-14 - Landslide collapses building in coastal Muscat (Oman):

2019-04-14 - Man, 73, collapses on County Road South in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "County Road South, Hull. Sat 13 Apr 2019 16:18 (No:07648) Request by ambulance to assist in lifting a 73 year old male from vehicle after collapsing. Manpower and ambulance chair used. Male conveyed to hospital by ambulance."

2019-04-14 - Volcano Taal shaken by 10 earthquakes, crater lake heating up, in Batangas (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes during the 24-hour observation of Taal Volcano in Batangas. Likewise, based on Phivolcs' field measurements since April 11, the eastern sector of Taal Volcano's main crater lake yielded an increase in water temperature from 31.7°C to 31.9°C, a decrease in water level from 0.41 meters to 0.31 meters, and increase in acidity from pH 2.67 to pH 2.95."

2019-04-14 - Storms damage at least 2,200 hectares of crops in Extremadura (Spain):

2019-04-14 - Bomb cyclone rapidly develops over the North Atlantic today, moves north toward Greenland and Iceland:

2019-04-14 - Australian and Queensland governments quietly funding geoengineering studies looking of oceanic and atmospheric conditions to save the Great Barrier Reef:

Note: Might be able to tinker around the edges and keep the reef alive for a little longer, but it's ultimately doomed, just as we are. The only real question is which gets wiped out first, the Great Barrier Reef or us? The race is on!

2019-04-14 - Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, takes flight for the first time, in California:

2019-04-14 - We have seen this happen before in the last 3 recessions and now it's the worst it has ever been:


  1. Good morning, Jonny, and all others reading JJFH today.

    After the storms blew through here and knocked the temps back down to "cool," we're sunny and dry here in SE PA today.

    Lotta people continue trying to park under water, lotsa barn fires, and too many vehicle accidents being blamed on "medical issues." Hull reporting finally back (makes one wonder what we missed).

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.15.19 Bering Sea has reached climate conditions not expected until 2050, scientist [~ 26 min.]

    [i missed this one over the weekend]
    Sunday, April 14, 2019
    As Winds Start To Growl

    Late last month, wind patterns over the North Pacific and North America resembled a screaming face.

    The Arctic was as much as 7.7°C or 13.86°F warmer than 1979-2000, while in parts of Alaska the temperature anomaly was at the top end of the scale, i.e. 30°C or 54°F above 1979-2000.

    On April 14, 2019, wind patterns over the North Atlantic resembled a growling face, as highlighted by the red ellipse on the image. [more; it's a stretch - like Jesus in the clouds]

    Melting Permafrost Releasing High Levels of Nitrous Oxide, A Potent Greenhouse Gas

    Thawing permafrost in the Arctic may be releasing 12 times as much nitrous oxide as previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. [more]

    A disaster on a scale we have ever experienced! Cyclone Idai death toll tops 1,000 along with hundreds of thousands displaced and millions affected

    Cyclone Idai which battered south-east Africa in March has now become a disaster on a scale we have ever experienced and has affected millions of people with the true death toll now above 1,000.

    Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced [more]

    [more below]

  2. Strange Sounds of the Apocalypse recorded in UK, Ireland, Canada and United States

    Turtles’ absence from Nicaraguan stronghold raises alarm for future

    Though leatherback nesting habits vary, Chacocente has been a reliable egg-laying site for as long as conservationists have collected nesting data . . this year, not a single leatherback came to Chacocente, and conservation groups in Costa Rica and Mexico, have recorded declines in sightings of the huge turtles. [more]

    Winds carry microplastics ‘everywhere’ – even on to remote mountaintops

    The scientists were astounded by the quantities of microplastic falling from the sky in a supposedly pristine place such as the French stretch of the Pyrenees mountains

    [more here]
    Winds carry microplastics “anywhere and everywhere”, even to remote mountaintops – “It’s astounding and worrying that so many particles were found in the Pyrenees”

    Other recent studies have found microplastics in farmland soils near Shanghai, China, in the Galápagos Islands, a Unesco world heritage site, and in rivers in the Czech Republic. Humans and other animals are known to consume the tiny plastic particles via food and water, but the potential health effects on people and ecosystems are as yet unknown. [more]

    Thousands join Extinction Rebellion protests across London – “We are facing environmental breakdown and nothing remotely proportionate is being done about it”

    [more later]

  3. Day before Notre Dame fire, ANOTHER apartment complex exploded in Paris - 2nd such incident in 1 week

    A five-storey apartment complex at 49 Rue Pajol in the eighteenth arrondissement of the French capital was badly damaged by an explosion of unknown origin on Sunday night. The whole building has been evacuated because of the risk of it collapsing, with 70 residents being relocated to an emergency shelter.

    Two apartments were completely destroyed. According to firefighters, a woman has suffered burns on 20% of her body, but she is in stable condition. A man was also slightly injured. [more]

    Hmmm... Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem catches fire at the same time as Notre Dame cathedral

    [sounds more and more like JJFH every day!]

    A fire broke out at the roof of a structure known as Al Marwani prayer room in Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

    The blaze didn't cause significant damage, but it did endanger a part of the worship site that's over 2,000 years old. [more]

    'Pompeo has lost his mind' - China strikes back at Latin America remarks

    China has come out swinging after Mike Pompeo's three-day Latin America tour in which the Secretary of State publicly called out China for spreading "disorder" in Latin America alongside Russia. Pompeo identified the two countries, both of which have over the past two months condemned US efforts toward regime change in Venezuela, of backing failing investment projects that only fuel corruption and undermine democracy, especially in Venezuela.

    China's ambassador to Chile, Xu Bu, quickly lashed out in response to America's top diplomat blaming China for Latin America's economic woes which first came last Friday while standing alongside Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Ambassador Xu told the Chilean newspaper La Tercera: "Mr Pompeo has lost his mind." [more; like most, if not all, of our "leadership"]

    White blanket covers Athens as rare hailstorm hits the capital

    The hailstorm affected central parts of the Greek capital, in an event which is very rare for downtown Athenians. [more]

    At least 26 killed as torrential rains, windstorm lash Pakistan

    At least 26 people were killed and scores of others injured as rains and windstorm wreaked havoc across Pakistan over the last two days. [more]

    Five reported dead with dozens injured after severe dust storm batters Karachi, Pakistan

    Five people are reported dead after a dust storm engulfed the city of Karachi in Pakistan.

    Local media have reported up to 86 people were also injured following the storm early on Monday. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. Glyphosate use is far worse than we could imagine

    In a long-term animal study by French scientists under Gilles Eric Seralini, Michael Antoniou and associates, it was demonstrated that even ultra-low levels of glyphosate herbicides cause non-alcoholic liver disease. The levels the rats were exposed to, per kg of body weight, were far lower than what is allowed in our food supply. According to the Mayo Clinic, today, after four decades or more pervasive use of glyphosate pesticides, 100 million, or 1 out of 3 Americans now have liver disease. These diagnoses are in some as young as 8 years old.

    But glyphosate is not only having alarming effects on human health. Soil scientists are beginning to realize the residues of glyphosate application are also having a possibly dramatic effect on soil health and nutrition, effects that can take years to restore. [more; years we don't have]

    New evidence shows dandelion root causes cancer cells to 'destroy themselves'

    The dandelion is actually loaded with vitamins and minerals such as: A, C, D, E and B complex, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, choline, and boron. I think it is safe to say that dandelion tea is actually a superfood. [more; again - resist WEEDING - they have beneficial qualities we aren't aware of]

    Experts warn of fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people

    Experts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis. [more]

    From AAWSAP to AATIP: How the Pentagon's UFO program changed names, and focus

    AAWSAP began in 2007 under the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

    AAWSAP's scope was to research many aspects of the paranormal, including occurrences at the so-called Skinwalker Ranch in Utah. This made people inside of the government uncomfortable, especially Christians who felt some of these potentially paranormal occurrences were demonic.

    Because the scope of AAWSAP was not palatable to so many inside the DIA, they created AATIP as a subgroup within AAWSAP that focused strictly on military UFO cases. [more]

    Climate change makes berries ripen faster, and that's bad news for bears, Calgary-led research says

    Climate change is predicted to make buffaloberries ripen much faster than they do now, and that could make life difficult for Rocky Mountain grizzly bears, which need to feast on them before they hibernate for the winter, University of Calgary researchers say. [more; sell them Tupperware and ICE!]

    As climate fight enters new phase, local responses are starved of funding

    Global, one-size-fits-all solutions work for cutting emissions, but adapting to warming requires an altogether different approach [more]

  5. University student dies after falling off 100-foot cliff

    A 20-year-old university student was killed after falling off a cliff in the Ozark National Forest, officials said.

    "This is the second callout to the area this year that involved a serious fall, and the season is just beginning," Wheeler said. [more]

    [rare occurrence on the baseball diamond]
    Yu Darvish hit three guys with one pitch

    Trump’s Trade War With China Doesn’t Look Like a Win

    This demonstrates why China was always in a better position to win a trade war with the U.S. China’s autocratic regime is much less vulnerable to the shifting winds of politics than the U.S.’s democratically elected politicians. Also, China much more recently escaped from poverty, and its residents are more accustomed to enduring economic hardship. [more]

    Hawaii: Mauna Loa volcano shows signs of increasing activity following Kilauea eruption

    The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is monitoring Mauna Loa closely as the volcano shows signs of increasing activity following the Kilauea eruption. [more]

  6. No Fix for Recession: Without a Financial Crisis, There’s No Central Bank Policy Fix

    As expanding credit no longer generates real-world growth, growth slows.Over time, marginal borrowers default as revenues and profits erode, and this triggers a corresponding erosion in employment and wages.

    This erosion is so gradual, it doesn’t qualify as a crisis, and therefore central banks can’t unleash crisis-era fixes. Not only do they lack the political will to launch extreme policies in a moderate decline, it would be unwise to empty the tool bag of extreme fixes at the first hint of trouble; what’s left for the crisis to come?

    Even worse, if the extreme policies fail to restore rapid growth and more importantly,confidence in future rapid growth, then ramping up extreme policies will be correctly interpreted as the desperate acts of clueless authorities. This will crush confidence and trigger the very crisis the authorities sought to forestall.

    There are no extreme “fixes” to secular declines in sales, profits, employment, tax revenues and asset prices. Moderate stagnation will not be reversed with moderate fixes (lowering interest rates a quarter of one percent, etc.), and any attempt to institute extreme policies will expose authorities’ desperation right when confidence is vulnerable to collapse.

    The Fed and other central banks are trapped in more ways than one. [more]

    United Arab Emirates - Hundreds rescued from floods in Ras Al Khaimah after record rainfall

    The country's National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) reported that Wadi Shiha in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah received a record high rainfall of 247.4mm. [more incl. videos; ~ 10"]

    Bill Binney (former NSA) on the Arrest of Julian Assange [~ 17 min.]

    San Francisco, Los Angeles And Seattle: 3 Formerly Beautiful West Coast Cities Have Literally Been Transformed Into Hellholes

    An explosion of homelessness in our major west coast cities has fueled a wave of crime, drugs and human degradation unlike anything we have seen before, and in many cases our law enforcement officials have their hands tied and are literally being prevented from cleaning up the streets. [more]

  7. Toppler in downtown Austin around 4 AM....

  8. Jonny's in the hot spot today @ 84 degrees.

    Meteor fireball lights up the sky in the upper Midwest

    Mount Aso in Kumamoto, Japan erupts - first time in two and a half years

    Quote of the day

    There is no safe dose of radiation.

    - Prof. Edward P. Radford, Physician and Epidemiologist

    High Fructose Corn Syrup May Fuel Colon Cancer

    It’s no secret that health experts and nutritionists have been wary of high fructose corn syrup for years. But now they have one more reason to advocate against it: a new study published in the journal Science says that the sugary substance boosts the growth of cancerous tumors in mice.

    The study, conducted by researchers at Cornell University and Baylor University, found that consuming a modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup every day—about the equivalent of drinking one can of soda—can accelerate the growth of cancerous tumors in mice’s intestines. [more]

    If dying in your sleep is a non-stressful way to go, then one should attempt to fall asleep when life-threatening conditions present themselves. Next time your town has tornado warnings, go to bed. If you wake up, hey ya got lucky and it wasn't your turn yet.

  9. Yeah, pretty warm here today. Nothing like the 108F last summer, but then again, it's only mid-April.