Thursday, April 25, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-24

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

2019-04-24 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor shortly after takeoff from coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 7 people hospitalized:

Quote: "The BWI Marshall Airport Fire and Rescue Department and Anne Arundel County emergency crews responded to the plane, which had taken off from BWI and was en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The flight turned back shortly after takeoff due to an 'unknown odor' on board, Spirit Airlines spokesman Derek Dombrowski, said in an email."

2019-04-24 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, six cars burn, in coastal San Jose (California):

Quote: "A fire was quickly extinguished Wednesday evening in a vehicle wrecking yard in San Jose, a fire captain said. The fire was reported at 5:29 p.m. at a yard at Monterey Road and Phelan Avenue, fire Capt. Mitch Matlow said. Flames scorched six vehicles in the yard. No other vehicles were damaged and no one was injured."

2019-04-24 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame shortly before 6 AM, fire gets huge, in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "It took 13 fire truck crews to put out a blaze — the fourth in seven years — at a metal recycling plant in a southeast Calgary industrial area that sent big plumes of dark smoke into the sky and sparked fear of potential evacuations. The fire department was called to Calgary Metal Recycling in the Alyth-Bonnybrook-Manchester industrial area some time before 6 a.m. on Wednesday."

2019-04-24 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, five vehicles burn, in Lumby (Canada):

Quote: "A car fire in Lumby ended up destroying five vehicles Wednesday afternoon, and had the potential to cause even more damage. The blaze was sparked around 1:30 p.m. at a local auto wrecker."

2019-04-24 - Car dealership goes up in flames in Versailles (France):

Quote: "The fire started at 'a car dealership,' a local fire brigade said, releasing photos of the street engulfed in thick grey smoke on Twitter."

2019-04-24 - Recycling center hit by fire, 600 tons of waste burn, on Jenkins Lane in East Ham (Britain):

2019-04-24 - Underground electrical fires and explosion hit coastal Manhattan (New York), 6 lightly injured:

2019-04-24 - Chemical plant explodes and burns at 2:55 AM in Ulanqab (China), 4 killed, 35 injured:

2019-04-24 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Holland (Vermont):

Note: This is the 71st residential explosion in 2019...

2019-04-24 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):

2019-04-24 - Ferry ship bursts into flame on the Euphrates River in Buqrus (Syria):

Quote: "A ferry carrying fuel caught on fire while traveling down the Euphrates River this afternoon, a source told Al-Masdar News."

2019-04-24 - Boat bursts into flame on the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester (Britain):

Note: These are the 354th and 355th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-24 - Firefighting mobile command unit destroyed by fire at scene of train derailment in Fort Worth (Texas):

Quote: "Then, while firefighters were working the fire, their mobile command unit caught fire. They say they aren't sure yet how it happened, but it was unrelated to the train derailment. The unit was purchased in 2008, the department says, and will cost $1.25 million to replace."

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer hauling TV dinners bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on I-80 in Gold Run (California):

Quote: "A truckload of TV dinners caught fire and blocked Interstate 80 in the Sierra Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. near the Gold Run rest stop."

Note: TV Dinners!

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge (Arizona):

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at loading dock at business in Evansville (Indiana):

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Morgantown and Reading (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Somerton Field Road in Somerton (Britain):

Note: These are the 665th, 666th, 667th, 668th and 669th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-24 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Vinson Road in Clayton (North Carolina):

2019-04-24 - Ambulance bursts into flame in coastal Berkeley (California):

Quote: "A Berkeley Fire Department ambulance caught fire in the Berkeley Hills while taking a patient to the hospital Wednesday evening, authorities report."

2019-04-24 - Campervan bursts into flame on Low Street in coastal Swinefleet (Britain):

Quote: "Low Street, Swinefleet. Wed 24 Apr 2019 18:53 (No:08783) One campervan on fire. Four breathing apparatus and two hose reels in use. Fire damage contained to front of the vehicle. Incident left with Police."

2019-04-24 - Van bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal North Port (Florida):

2019-04-24 - Van bursts into flame on the M4 near Reading (Britain):

2019-04-24 - Van bursts into flame at 3:44 AM on Charles Road in Arleston, Telford (Britain):

2019-04-24 - SUV bursts into flame at rest area near Rogue River (Oregon):

2019-04-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Venice (Florida):

2019-04-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at topsoil business, fire spreads to business, in Orchard Park (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Fire officials say a call came in around 1 pm for a vehicle fire at Buffalo and Orchard Park Topsoil on North Benzing Road. When firefighters arrived on scene, the fire had spread to the building, according to the Windom fire chief."

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot, fire spreads to second car and pickup truck, in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on Hillcrest Avenue in Franklin Township (New Jersey):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near Charleston (Tennessee):,97747

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame near Terry Road and Catherine Avenue in Smithtown (New York):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-495 in Norton (Massachusetts):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame at Highway 61 and Carver Avenue in St. Paul (Minnesota):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on Cinder Road in Somercotes (Britain):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on the A406 in Redbridge (Britain), separate truck crash too:

Quote: "Traffic is mounting on the southbound M11 due to lorry crash and vehicle fire on separate stretches of the A406 in Redbridge."

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Alphington (Britain):

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on Wedgewood Street in Aylesbury (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 24 April, 8.52pm Car fire, Wedgewood Street, Fairford Leys, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters gave advice."

2019-04-24 - Car bursts into flame on M40 slip road near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 24 April, 4.57pm Car fire, M40 northbound sliproad, junction 3 (Loudwater). One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-04-24 - SUV and garage go up in flames just before 5 AM at home in Byron (Minnesota):

Quote: "An SUV inside the garage appears to have suffered damage as well."

2019-04-24 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM near New Ulm (Minnesota), 3 goats killed:

2019-04-24 - UPS facility damaged by fire near the Ohio River at 12:30 AM in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A UPS facility in Pittsburgh caught fire early Wednesday morning, according to a WPXI report. Firefighters were dispatched to the city's Chateau neighborhood, located along the Ohio River, shortly after 12:30 a.m."

2019-04-24 - Historic mixed-use building destroyed by massive fire at 12:30 AM in De Pere (Wisconsin):

2019-04-24 - Bar and grill destroyed by fire shortly before 2 AM in Danville (Virginia):

2018-04-24 - Country club heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Temple (Texas):

2019-04-24 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in East Moline (Illinois):

2019-04-24 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Garden Avenue in Niagara Falls (New York):

2019-04-24 - Multiple homes go up in flames in Macon (Georgia):

2019-04-24 - In 3 separate incidents, two apartment buildings and a home damaged by fire in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2019-04-24 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on 50th Street in Fort Smith (Arkansas), 2 injured:

2019-04-24 - Deadly fire burns pickup truck, shed and home on coastal Oak Island (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say the shed, home and nearby truck are a total loss."

2019-04-24 - Deadly fire destroys home at 6:30 AM in Raywick (Kentucky), 2 killed:

2019-04-24 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Stadium Drive in Phenix City (Alabama), 1 killed:

2019-04-24 - Deadly basement fire burns apartment building in Parkdale (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-04-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on 9th Avenue East in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-04-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Wilson Avenue in Youngstown (Ohio):

2019-04-24 - Birds, dolphins, sea turtles and fish found dead on coastal Galveston Island (Texas):

Quote: "Volunteers have found a disturbing number of dead animals recently on the east end of Galveston island, according to the Galveston County Daily News. The volunteers monitor island coastal wildlife and say they have found hundreds of dead fish, about 100 dead birds, dead sea turtles and dolphins."

Quote: "Volunteers also reported 50 dead pelicans in one day, said Theresa Morris, Gulf program coordinator with the Turtle Island Restoration Network. Heather Putman said she found a dead dolphin near her home in San Leon. 'We've decided not to go to the beach this summer until we know what's going on and they can confirm it's safe for us to go in the water,' Putman said. 'With the other animals dying in the Galveston Bay, if it's killing the mammals and the birds – what can it do to us. So we're not going in the water, we're not fishing off our pier here and we're definitely not going to be eating anything out of this water.' The restoration network volunteers and staff aren’t sure what’s causing the deaths."

Note: A disease wouldn't affect birds AND fish AND sea mammals, so it's not a disease. It can't be low oxygen levels in the water since the sea mammals and birds breathe air, not water. It can't be something in the air, or at least not solely in the air, or the fish wouldn't be affected. So that means it's something environmental in the water, a toxin or poison of some kind. Hydrogen sulfide is water-soluble...

2019-04-24 - Man, 19, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at gym in Nagpur (India):

Quote: "In mysterious circumstances, a teenage boy drowned while swimming at Medical Gymkhana pool on Wednesday evening. The deceased, Navin Chhagan Shrirao (19), resident of Plot No. 54, Renuka Mata Nagar, Hudkeshwar Road, had gone to swimming pool at Medical Gymkhana between 6 and 7 pm on Wednesday. While swimming, Navin suddenly started drowning and gasping to breath. He was pulled out by some other swimmers and rushed to GMCH after administering first aid. However, doctors pronounced Navin dead around 11.30 pm during the treatment."

2019-04-24 - Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in coastal Tondo, Manila (Philippine Islands):

2019-04-24 - Infant found dead at home on Seminary Street in Auburn (New York):

2019-04-24 - Woman, 18, Navy recruit, collapses and goes into cardiac arrest, dies shortly later, in Great Lakes (Illinois):

Quote: "A recruit died Tuesday at the Navy’s boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, officials confirmed Thursday. Seaman Recruit Kelsey Nobles, 18, collapsed following her final physical fitness assessment, according to Recruit Training Command spokesman Lt. Joseph Pfaff. The Alabama native went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a nearby civilian hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Naval Safety Center."

2019-04-24 - Woman drops dead in parking lot in Yreka (California):

2019-04-24 - Man found dead on the banks of irrigation ditch in Dayton (Nevada):

2019-04-24 - Man found dead in Buffalo Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2019-04-24 - Person found dead in the water in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

2019-04-24 - Boy, 15, dies after being pulled from the West Fork of the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2019-04-24 - Man in his 70s topples into pond and dies while fishing in Wichita (Kansas):

2019-04-24 - Man, 42, found dead in car near Stanford (Montana):

2019-04-24 - Man found dead beneath overpass near Talent (Oregon):

2019-04-24 - Boy, 10, dies while taking bath in pond in Kano State (Nigeria):

2019-04-24 - Man found dead in reservoir at Wemmer Pan Dam (South Africa):

2019-04-24 - Woman, 55, drops dead on roof of building in Nicosia on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2019-04-24 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal South Queensferry (Scotland):

2019-04-24 - Tourist slumps over unconscious on tour bus in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A tourist was taken to a hospital in unknown condition after possibly passing out on a double-decker bus in Times Square Wednesday, fire officials say."

2019-04-24 - Driver has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into building, in Rochester (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver had a medical episode which caused him to lose control of his car and hit the building."

2019-04-24 - Man, 62, has 'medical condition', car plunges into sewer pond, near Haven (Kansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 62-year-old Pretty Prairie man was injured from a medical condition that caused him to crash his vehicle while traveling south on Rayl Road near Haven. Dale Thimmesch ran off the road. His vehicle came to rest in a sewer pond."

2019-04-24 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into pole, in Columbus (Georgia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver northbound near 10th Street had a medical emergency and lost control of his Hyundai sedan and crashed into a utility pole."

2019-04-24 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into home, in Freeport (Illinois):

Quote: "Details are limited, but the Fire Department says a driver suffered a medical emergency and their vehicle ended up crashing into a home."

2019-04-24 - Man has 'medical episode', car hits parked vehicle which hits woman, in Kamsack (Canada), 2 injured:

Quote: "A male driver was westbound on Queen Elizabeth Blvd. when he is believed to have suffered a 'medical episode,' Staff Sgt. Kirk Badger said. The driver's vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle, Badger said. The parked vehicle then hit a female pedestrian."

2019-04-24 - Woman has 'medical event', car crashes off road, near Lac la Hache (Canada), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to witnesses and investigators, it’s believed the woman suffered from a medical event, causing her vehicle to cross the highway when exiting the residential area before crashing. The woman was taken to 100 Mile Hospital for further treatment, where she later died."

2019-04-24 - Small plane crashes near runway at airport in Henderson (Kentucky), 2 killed:

2019-04-24 - Freight train derails, fire erupts, ignites stable, in Fort Worth (Texas), 3 horses killed:

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, on I-80 in Pocono Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "The coroner has not ruled out a medical episode before the crash, he said."

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer blows tire, veers off road, destroys home and headstones, in Macomb County (Michigan):

Note: 'Hey, where'd my house go?!'

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-70 in Topeka (Kansas):

2019-04-24 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-4 in Maitland (Florida):

2019-04-24 - Van veers off road and overturns, on I-75 in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2019-04-24 - SUV veers off road and overturns, on I-80 in Davenport (Iowa), 2 injured:

Quote: "It is believed a medical condition with the driver may be a contributing factor to the crash."

2019-04-24 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, near coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-04-24 - Dog attacks and injures two people on Scotts Level Court in Pikesville (Maryland):

2019-04-24 - Sinkhole opens under school bus in Visalia (California):

2019-04-24 - Three-story building collapses in Gwardamanga on the island of Malta:

2019-04-24 - Man has 'medical incident' and collapses in Maidstone (Britain):

Quote: "Kent Police was called at 2.30pm on Wednesday 24 March regarding a medical incident near The Broadway, Maidstone."

2019-04-24 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in Arunachal Pradesh (India):

2019-04-24 - Magnitude 3.7 earthquake shakes the New Madrid Seismic Zone in northwestern Tennessee:

2019-04-24 - Lightning strike kills 5 people in Tabora (Tanzania):

2019-04-24 - Tornado touches down in Bryan (Texas):

2019-04-24 - Hailstorm kills 13 people and injures dozens more in Uganda:

2019-04-24 - Fierce wind and hail batter students in Zhejiang Province (China):

2019-04-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Dallas (Texas), cars submerged at airport, 3+ killed:

Quote: "Dozens of cars are underwater at a Texas airport after heavy rains. Pooled water flooded cars parked outside a terminal at the Dallas Love Field Airport on Wednesday morning. Parts of the bottom level of Parking Garage A - the one closest to the terminal - were completely flooded. Officials estimated that more than 30 parked cars were completely underwater."

2019-04-24 - Thousands of homes flooded and isolated as spring thaw worsens in Canada:

2019-04-24 - Powerful storm brings hail to Wenzhou (China), 20 injured:

2019-04-24 - Tropical Storm Kenneth threatens to bring extreme rains to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique, rapid intensification expected:

2019-04-24 - Images of rare and elusive red sprites captured over the Central US:


  1. Good morning Jonny, all readers of JJFH. Heavy rain and high wind expected at times here today.

    Nothing like a little zz top in the morning!

    Let's see what's going on.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.25.19 Scientists to U N: To stop climate change, modern capitalism needs to die [~ 21.5 min.]

    [i don't get it - Kevin KNOWS about global dimming, yet keeps insisting on radical changes humanity "should make" if we want to continue on. It's complete non-sense, of course. The capitalists who basically own the government aren't going to let their income stream end without serious resistance, and nobody wants to forgo our life of ease while we still have it.
    The basic mentality of humans is - hey, too bad that climate change has impacted you, but i'm okay over here, so uh . .]

    Nearly 102 Million Americans Do Not Have A Job Right Now – Worse Than At Any Point During The Last Recession

    Wouldn’t it be horrible if the number of Americans without a job was higher today than it was during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009? Well, that is actually true. As you will see below, nearly 102 million Americans do not have a job right now, and at no point during the last recession did that number ever surpass the 100 million mark. Of course the U.S. population has grown a bit over the last decade, but as you will see below, the percentage of the population that is engaged in the labor force is only slightly above the depressingly low levels from the last recession. Sadly, the truth is that the rosy employment statistics that you are getting from the mainstream media are manufactured using smoke and mirrors, and by the time you are done reading this article you will understand what is really going on. [more; yep]

    Climate News & Earthquake Report with Margo (April 25, 2019) [~ 43.5 min.]

    Meteor fireball explodes over Costa Rica – Meteorite crashes into home (videos)

    [probably not covered under homeowners' insurance . ..]

    TC Kenneth makes historic landfall in Mozambique, extremely heavy rain expected

    Tropical Cyclone "Kenneth" made landfall in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on April 25, 2019 with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mph). This made it the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale - the first such cyclone to hit the province since records began 60 years ago.

    Hundreds of dead dolphins wash up on French coast

    Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said in March that he would unveil a plan to limit such deaths "by the end of the year". [more; what plan, let them wash up somewhere else?]

    Earthquake causes chaos in swimming pool as kids frantically try to get out

    'Loud bang' heard in Suffolk, England

    [more below]

  2. UN Special Rapporteur visits Assange in UK's 'Gitmo' jail to discuss violations of his privacy

    WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been visited in prison by the UN's Special Rapporteur as part of an investigation into the Australian journalist's claims that his privacy has been infringed. [more]

    Climate movement grandpa James Hansen says the Green New Deal is ‘nonsense’

    In April 20 debate with Sunrise Movement’s Varshini Prakash and Christian Aid’s Amanda Mukwashi, Hansen called the Green New Deal “nonsense.” [more; so is industrial civilization]

    Underreported: Forest fires in Siberia
    Putin to address Siberia forest fire before summit

    Tens of thousands of animals burned alive in raging wildfires in TransBaikal region [more]

    Firefighters and hundreds of villagers battle large wildfire in Ireland

    Student slated to attend Western Michigan University beheaded in Saudi Arabia [for chewing gum on line . .]

    A Saudi Arabian man who was arrested as a teenager as he was getting ready to fly to America to begin his studies at Western Michigan University was beheaded by the government Tuesday, according to a report from an official press agency.

    Mujtaba al-Sweikat was 17 when he was detained at King Fahd International Airport in 2012. Earlier that year, Al-Sweikat allegedly attended a pro-democracy rally in the midst of the Arab Spring, which led to his arrest.

    Sweikat was charged with armed disobedience against the king, as well as attacking, shooting and injuring security forces, civilians and passersby. He was also accused of destroying public property, causing chaos and disrupting the peace, by participating in a terrorist cell, to make and deliver Molotov cocktails.

    During his time in custody, Sweikat was severely beaten all over his body, including the soles of his feet, and convicted on the basis of a confession extracted through torture, according to Reprieve, an international human rights group that has offices in New York and London and operates with partners around the world.

    After his arrest, he was not allowed to contact anybody for three days, and his family were not allowed to visit him for three months, during which time he was kept in solitary confinement, according to Reprieve. [more; tsa-lil harsh, no?]

  3. News Links, April 26, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Soaring Healthcare Costs Jeopardize Retirement In America
    Retirement means something quite different in America today: Increasingly, it is being redefined as "laboring in old age"

    World stocks slip as growth fears linger; euro slides

    "This Is Much Worse Than Expected" - Lira Craters After Turkish Central Bank Ends Defense, Reserves Slide

    Airline Pilots Respond to "Boeing 737 Max Unsafe to Fly": It's Not Just Boeing (Mish)

    Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, Max ungrounding in July

    Boeing axes 210 orders after India's Jet stops flying

    Boeing abandons outlook, takes $1 billion cost hit in MAX crisis

    United CEO has 'no sense' of when Boeing's 737 Max jet will fly again

    US exempts foreign entities working with Iran's Revolutionary Guard from 'terrorist' designation

    Putin and Kim Announce the U.S. is Irrelevant

    The United States is putting Saudi Arabia on the fast-track to nuclear weapons

    The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Challenges British Geopolitics

    Pepe Escobar: War on Iran & Calling America's Bluff
    Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow.

    End Of Sanction Waivers For Iran's Oil Will Hurt Trump's Voter Support

    The Risks of Maximizing Pressure on Iran

    US Gave Rogue General Haftar "Green Light" To Attack Tripoli

    Trump renews threat to close Mexican border, send more troops

    Unreliable Nature Of Solar And Wind Makes Electricity More Expensive, New Study Finds

    Earth Day: Colonialism's role in the overexploitation of natural resources

    Saudi Arabia's Dream Of $85 Oil Is Closer Than Ever

    Brent touches $75 per barrel after Europe halts Russian crude imports

    France debates what to do with its nuclear waste
    Nuclear power: The gift that keeps on giving. -- RF

    Iraq, Kurdistan To Discuss 50% Increase In Oil Production

    Foreign backers set to pull out of Turkish nuclear power project [GOOD!]

    U.S. Farmers Are Being Bled by the Tractor Monopoly

    Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

    Spring Planting Delayed Due To Wet Weather

    Lawsuit says Tyson, Cargill, JBS conspired to suppress beef prices paid to U.S. ranchers

    Inside the quest to save the banana from extinction

    Woman claims E. coli caused kidney failure, seizures in first suit over 56-ton meat recall

    We'll be eating the first Crispr'd foods within 5 years, according to a geneticist who helped invent the blockbuster gene-editing tool

    Stop putting your babies and toddlers in front of screens, WHO advises

    Infants and toddlers under the age of 2 should not spend any time in front of screens, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization on Wednesday.

    Arctic's Melting Permafrost Will Cost Nearly $70 Trillion, Study Finds

    Chernobyl's Deadly Effects Estimates Vary
    How to Survive a Nuclear Disaster [wtf?!]
    It's not clear to me how one is supposed to "wait out" radiation. -- RF [DUH!]

    Cyclone Kenneth Poses a Humanitarian Nightmare as it Slams Into Mozambique

    Canada Bans Oil, Gas Drilling In Marine Protected Areas

    'Death by a thousand cuts': vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

    'Catastrophic' decline threatening the Earth

    [continued below]

  4. EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database
    The European Parliament voted last week to interconnect a series of border-control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a gigantic, biometrics-tracking, searchable database of EU and non-EU citizens.

    Navy SEALs Were Warned by Commanders Not to Report Iraq War Crimes

    Amazon's Alexa Team Can Access Users' Home Addresses

    Kim's right-hand man sidelined after North Korea-U.S. talks failed: South Korea lawmaker

    Google knows everywhere you go — here's how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

    Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps

    NSA to Scrap Phone Metadata Collection: Agency Swamped With Useless Data [bwah-haaaaaaaaaah-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!]

    She Wrote The Patriot Act. Her Next Job Is With Facebook

    Julian Assange's Victory

    Will Julian Assange 'Team up' With Trump to Bury Russiagate – and Just Maybe the Deep State – Once and for All? [unlikely]

    Global Government and Mass Surveillance May Be Needed to Save Humanity, Expert Says [clueless moron]

    Tepco transfers first nuclear fuel out of No. 3 reactor building at crippled Fukushima plant [to WHERE?!]
    China's Pig Pandemic Should Worry Everyone

    Why China's rise may call for 'a new world order'

    New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

    No request yet from China for more oil, Saudi Arabia says as United States tightens Iran sanctions

    UK to allow Huawei limited access to 5G networks: Telegraph

    Senior UK lawmaker raises alarm over Britain's Huawei 5G plan

    Britain Has Gone to the Dogs. Assange, Brexit and Call-Centre Journalism from BBC All Symptoms of a Failed State

    Sea Level Rise Is Costing Texas Homeowners Millions In Property Values, Study Finds

    McDonald's is teaming up with AARP to hire older workers

    Adult children are eating into parents' retirement savings: Study

    Los Angeles is still the smoggiest US city, report says

    The US Chamber of Commerce's "New" Take on Climate Change

    The Feedback Loop of Doom: When Mobile Creatives and Capital Abandon Unaffordable, Dysfunctional Cities
    When the 4% who generate the jobs and tax revenues have had enough and leave, the effects quickly impact the 64%.

    Fired for a felony, again for perjury. Meet the new police chief.
    Police officers who committed misconduct not only kept their badges but became police chiefs, a USA TODAY Network investigation found.

    Over 1 in 4 Americans are skipping a summer vacation this year—here's why [NO FUCKING $$!]

    Nutrition Assistance Underutilized on US College Campuses as Food Insecurity Grows

    Jimmy Carter: US 'Most Warlike Nation in History of the World'

    Most Americans hold negative view of Israeli government, Pew survey shows

  5. Two miners killed, fifteen missing after methane explosion rocks coal mine in Lugansk People's Republic

    The bodies of two miners have been recovered after an explosion rocked a coal mine in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic in Eastern Ukraine. Fifteen more people are missing, and survival chances appear slim. [more]

    [2 t'ingz ya dun do in India: go in-a wawta or ride a bus!]
    5 killed, 9 injured after bus hit by landslide in Kashmir

    The bus was travelling from Thathri to Gandoh and crossing a muddy stretch when it was hit by a sudden landslide at Piyakul on Thathri-Kilhotraan road. The debris and boulders came crashing in, resulting in the death of five passengers and injuring nine, said SDPO Gandoh Bhallesa Nawaz Khanday. [more]

    [SOTT] Comment: Three days earlier another landslide was witnessed damaging several houses in the same district

    Lloyds and other insurers refuse to cover health claims caused by 5G wireless technologies

    Now, WHY would Lloyds leave all that money on the table if these technologies are so safe? And, why are other insurance companies following Lloyds' lead? [more]

    New study offers peak inside the brain during psychedelic hallucinations

    Instead of flooding the brain with stimuli, the drug appeared to reduce neuron activity, suggesting that hallucinations stem from too little stimulation rather than too much. [more]

    Americans’ stress, worry, and anger reached highest recorded levels in 2018

    When it comes to worry, the six-point gap between the U.S. (45%) and the global average (39%) was not nearly as substantial as it was with stress. The U.S. was also far from the top of the list of countries with the largest worried populations. In 29 countries, a majority of people said they worried a lot the previous day, including at least six in 10 in places such as Mozambique (63%), Chad (61%) and Benin (60%).

    And, even though more Americans were angry last year than most years in the past, the 22% who were angry was the same as the global average. Americans, as a whole, were half as likely to be angry as the populations of the Palestinian Territories (43%), Iran (43%), Iraq (44%), and Armenia (45%).

    Younger Americans between the ages of 15 and 49 are among the most stressed, worried and angry in the U.S. Roughly two in three of those younger than 50 said they experienced stress a lot, about half said they felt worried a lot and at least one in four or more felt anger a lot. [more; just wait - they're gonna freak out before it's all over]

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  6. Blue-green algae causing health crisis Southwest Florida – “It is not alarmist to say that the people of Florida are being slowly poisoned by the water”

    Hats off to Southwest Florida Congressman Francis Rooney for pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to tell the public what it knows about the threat of toxic blue-green algae.

    It is not alarmist to say that the people of Florida — especially people who come in contact with the infested waters or breathe the air nearby, and perhaps all of us who consume the fish and shrimp from Florida waters — are being slowly poisoned. Liver cancer, Alzheimer’s and ALS are terminal diseases; the toxins in blue-green algae kill people. [more]

    [in College Life today]
    Deadly EF-3 tornado hits Ruston, rips through Louisiana Tech University campus, Louisiana

    An EF-3 tornado hit the city of Ruston and Louisiana Tech University campus early Thursday morning (local time), April 25, 2019. Two people have lost their lives in the city.

    [repeat of earlier topic]
    Scotland, Norway and Sweden already severely effected by forest fires due to the dry weather in the north

    Global Warming Is Hitting Ocean Species Hardest, Including Fish Relied on for Food

    Sea creatures, especially those that live in shallower water near the coasts, are much more vulnerable to global warming than land animals, new research shows. The scientists found that local populations of marine animals are disappearing at double the rate of land-based species. [more]

    "WHY we measure" *Ground Level* Electromagnetic Radiation 'UV' - #Viewer #Pics ( 1080p ) [~ 2.5 MrMBB333]