Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-29


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

2019-04-29 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits property on Barrington Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Barrington Avenue, Hull. Mon 29 Apr 2019 11:20 (No:09123) Smell of gas in property. Gas detection and PPV fan in use. Nothing found. No further action by Fire Service."

2019-04-29 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to Heathrow Airport near coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "A Chicago-bound flight 929 from Heathrow turned back as it flew above Cardiff and Newport after reports of smoke in the cabin."

2019-04-29 - Helicopter bursts into flame then crashes and burns in coastal Kailua (Hawaii), all 3 aboard killed:

Quote: "A woman who was driving on a street where a helicopter crashed in a Honolulu suburb says she looked up to see fire as the aircraft plummeted to the ground in front of her."

Quote: "Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community in a crash that killed three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. 'All you could see was fire,' witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining that she was driving on the street when she looked up to see flames and a helicopter plummeting in front of her."

Quote: "According to the fire department's statement, there were multiple reports of debris falling across a 'large geographic area.'"

Quote: "A Novictor helicopter crashed on a sandbar in Kaneohe in October after the pilot lost consciousness twice. The crash resulted in injuries to the pilot and two passengers."

Note: Parts raining down over a large area - that's a sign that the helicopter may have exploded or otherwise broke apart mid-air. These are the 57th and 58th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-29 - Van goes up in flames just before 6:30 AM and kills man and woman in Portland (Oregon), 2600 feet from the Columbia River:

Quote: "Two people were found dead Monday morning in a van fire at North Vancouver Way and Middlefield Road, according to the Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau. Emergency responders were called just before 6:30 a.m. to the report of the vehicle fire."

2019-04-29 - Nuclear plant hit by fire as transformer bursts into flame, reactor shuts down, in Rivne (Ukraine):

Quote: "Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday that radiation levels remained safe after a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant, leading to the shutdown of one of the reactors. The fire, which was extinguished within an hour, began late on Monday at the Rivne nuclear power station in western Ukraine, around 300 kilometers (190 miles) from Kiev. It erupted in an electrical transformer, triggering the reactor protection system and 'the third reactor was turned off,' Ilona Zayets, a spokeswoman for the state nuclear agency Energoatom, told AFP on Tuesday."

2019-04-29 - Auto auction yard hit by fire, 13 cars destroyed, in Dighton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Thirteen vehicles that were set to be auctioned off were destroyed in a fire Monday evening in Dighton."

2019-04-29 - Metal recycling plant hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Lake City (Georgia):

Quote: "Firefighters battled a large blaze at a recycling plant in Clayton County that produced thick smoke that was visible for miles. The Amerigo Metal Recycling plant along Forest Parkway in Lake City was engulfed in flames, Clayton County Fire Battalion Chief Laura Richardson told Channel 2 Action News."

2019-04-29 - Landfill fire breaks out near coastal Fujairah (UAE):

2019-04-29 - Wildfire breaks out in Ashdown Forest, Winnie the Pooh's forest, in East Sussex (Britain):

Quote: "The fire burned overnight claiming 35 acres of the Ashdown Forest – known to the world as Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Woods. Beginning after 9pm on Sunday, the blaze in the East Sussex heritage area was not brought under control until 4am yesterday morning."

2019-04-29 - Propane warehouse and 10 mobile homes destroyed by fire near Lake Josephine (Florida):

Quote: "'There is nothing (at the facility) left to save,' he said. Ten homes have been destroyed at a mobile home park across the street, officials said."

Quote: "The scene of the fire is along U.S. Highway 27 and Twitter Road, just east of Lake Josephine."

2019-04-29 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by massive fire in Delhi (India):

2019-04-29 - Ferry ship 'Pont Aven' bursts into flame at 3 AM in the Bay of Biscay near France:

Quote: "Ferry PONT AVEN of Brittany Ferries alerted MRCC Etel France at 0300 UTC Apr 29, reporting fire in engine room, 77 nm south of Pointe de Penmarch, Finistere, in Bay of Biscay."

2019-04-29 - Boat, RV, several cars and car dealership destroyed by fire in coastal Bradenton (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "The fire also destroying at least one boat and several cars that were inside the building, and an RV parked next to the garage. Two people were injured. One of them was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns."

Note: This is the 135th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-04-29 - Boat, car, four quad bikes and home destroyed by fire in coastal Dampier (Australia):

Quote: "The home was completely gutted in the huge blaze that started in the early hours of this morning and spread to destroy a car, boat and four quad bikes."

Note: These are the 362nd, 363rd and 364th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-29 - Tanker truck explodes into flame at gas station in Makurdi (Nigeria), 7 injured:

2019-04-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Market Street in Fort Kent (Maine):

2019-04-29 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire before 6:30 AM near Loomis (Nebraska):

Quote: "Loomis Fire said two buildings as well as a tractor were on fire, with one structure already destroyed at 738 Road and Road G."

2019-04-29 - Semi tractor, two tractors, pickup truck, RV trailer and shed go up in flames in Volga (South Dakota):

Quote: "The Volga Fire Department and Brookings ambulance also responded to the scene. Sebring says the fire originated in a semi truck that was parked in the shed. There was also a 2018 pickup truck, a fifth wheel camper, a tractor and loader, and another tractor parked in the shed. All received extensive damage."

2019-04-29 - Two tractors go up in flames inside hoop barn between Duncombe and Lehigh (Iowa):

Quote: "A couple of classic International Harvesters were the only casualties of a fire that broke out in a hoop barn Monday evening between Duncombe and Lehigh."

2019-04-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A2 in Bexley (Britain):

Note: These are the 685th, 686th, 687th, 688th, 689th, 690th, 691st, 692nd and 693rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-29 - Cherry-picker truck bursts into flame on Snaith Road in East Cowick (Britain):

Quote: "Snaith Road, East Cowick. Mon 29 Apr 2019 16:40 (No:09139) Fire involving cherry picker. Crews extnguished using two hose reel jets, two breathing apparatus and one Thermal Image Camera. Due to electrical fault."

2019-04-29 - Van bursts into flame at 12:49 AM on Blandford Road in coastal Poole (Britain):

2019-04-29 - SUV bursts into flame on the A413 in Little Missenden (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 29 April, 1.20pm 4x4 vehicle on fire, A413, Little Missenden. One appliance and crew from Amersham attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and hydraulic spreaders."

2019-04-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 12:07 AM on Tully Road in coastal San Jose (California):

2019-04-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-10 near Houston (Texas):

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

Quote: "A car fire spread to a home in Port St. Lucie Monday morning. The fire began in a parked car in a driveway in the 1900 block of SW Davis Street and spread to the garage, according to police."

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on highway in coastal Sheepshead Bay (New York):

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street near downtown Columbia (South Carolina):

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on Palisades Parkway in Orangetown (New York):

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on North Pinckney Street in Madison (Wisconsin):

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Mount Maunganui (New Zealand):

2019-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on Parkgate Road in Ledsham, Chester (Britain):

2019-04-29 - Two motorcycles go up in flames at 12:28 AM, fire spreads to car, on Westminster Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Westminster Avenue, East Park Avenue, Hull. Mon 29 Apr 2019 00:28 (No:09092) Two motorcycles on fire which spread to car. Two hose reels and one BA in use."

2019-04-29 - Cars and auto shop go up in flames in Loris (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-04-29 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Casselton (North Dakota):

2019-04-29 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 2:53 AM on Cudworth Street in Bethnal Green (Britain):

2019-04-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in Wellesley Township (Canada), 400 pigs and 30 cows killed:

2019-04-29 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck near Auburn (California):

2019-04-29 - Commercial building destroyed by fire on Division Street in North Tonawanda (New York):

2019-04-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire near East Rundberg Lane and Cameron Road in Austin (Texas), nobody there:

2019-04-29 - Home damaged by fire just after 4:30 AM on East Taylor Avenue in coastal Hampton (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-04-29 - Home damaged by garage fire on Innsbruck Drive in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2019-04-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Charlton Court in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia), 2 dogs killed:

2019-04-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 2 AM on Juniper Lane in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2019-04-29 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Osseo (Minnesota):

2019-04-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Johnson Street in Buffalo (New York), 1 injured:

2019-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire on Helton Road in Hampton (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire at midnight in Spring Hill (Tennessee):

2019-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Edwards Cutoff in Alma (Arkansas):

2019-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire on Bryant Mountain Road in Wintergreen (Virginia):

2019-04-29 - Duplex damaged by fire on 22nd Avenue in Forest Grove (Oregon):

2019-04-29 - Apartment building damaged by fire at Deer Creek Apartments in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-04-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Parkway Boulevard in Kissimmee (Florida):

2019-04-29 - Deadly fire destroys several cars and barn at 6 AM in Hancock County (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-04-29 - Deadly fire burns home in the Chatham area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-04-29 - Deadly fire burns Pacific Coastal Plaza high-rise in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2019-04-29 - Vacant home burns at 6 AM on Keith Drive in Langley (South Carolina):

2019-04-29 - Vacant home burns at 6:10 AM on Buford Highway south of Norcross (Georgia):

2019-04-29 - Three vacant homes go up in flames on Meadow Street in the Larimer area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-29 - Gray whale washes ashore dead at Limantour Beach (California):

Quote: "This makes the sixth dead whale to be found in the Bay Area in the past two months."

2019-04-29 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Donegal Creek in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-29 - Man and woman, 59 and 51, found dead in RV trailer at property on Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham (New Hampshire):

Quote: "The Strafford County Attorney's Office is investigating two untimely deaths in New Durham. Officials said the bodies of a 59-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were found in an RV on the property of a summer home on Merrymeeting Lake."

2019-04-29 - Two men found dead on beaches 9 miles apart on the Gower Peninsula (Britain):

Quote: "Man found dead at bottom of cliff hours after body found on beach 9 miles away..."

2019-04-29 - Woman in her 40s found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "Police responded to a call of a woman found dead at the bottom of a pool near midtown early morning, April 29. Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Police Department responded to calls around 6 a.m. Monday morning coming from Continental Palms Apartment complex. Officer Smith with TPD said the woman in her early 40s was found comatose at the bottom of the pool when the neighbors woke up."

2019-04-29 - Firefighter, man, has heart attack at scene of fire, dies shortly later, in Baxter County (Arkansas):

Quote: "On April 21, 2019, Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he passed away on April 24, 2019."

2019-04-29 - Man, 57, slumps over dead in pickup truck at airport in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2019-04-29 - Man, 44, found dead in the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Breathitt County (Kentucky):

2019-04-29 - Man found dead on Schodack Island (New York):

2019-04-29 - Man, 71, found dead near creek near Morrison Fork Road in Putnam County (West Virginia):

2019-04-29 - Person found dead near dumpster on Brooks Street in Missoula (Montana):

2019-04-29 - Person found dead near railroad tracks in New Hope (Tennessee):

2019-04-29 - Man, 65, found dead in Opinicon Lake (Canada):

2019-04-29 - Man, 52, dies after being pulled from the water at beach on the island of Kanifinolhu (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "Maldives Police Service (MPS) has reported a tourist death in a local resort on Monday. The tourist drowned in Club Med Kanifinolhu on Monday afternoon and was rushed to ADK Hospital in capital city Malé. The man was a 52-year-old Singaporean who was vacationing in the Maldives."

Quote: "This is the 11th tourist death reported from the Maldives thus far this year."

Quote: "There have been a spate of tourist deaths by drowning this year. Several fatal accidents have also occurred during diving trips."

2019-04-29 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Muscat (Oman):

2019-04-29 - Man has chest pains at beach, dies shortly later, in coastal Mombasa (Kenya):

Quote: "Mr Ekale is said to have started complaining of chest pains while at the beach. He was pronounced dead at the Prima Hospital."

Note: He'd probably been in the water before he died. That is, after all, generally why people go to beaches...

2019-04-29 - Man, 32, drops dead at internet cafe in coastal Samut Prakan (Thailand):

2019-04-29 - Driver has 'medical issue', SUV crashes into home, in Martinsville (Virginia):

Quote: "According to Hines, it is believed the driver crashed due to a medical issue."

2019-04-29 - Man, 69, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness, pickup truck crashes into home, in Burlington (North Carolina):

Quote: "A man driving a truck plowed into a Burlington condominium when he had a medical emergency and lost consciousness Monday morning."

2019-04-29 - Man has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes through fence, in Largo (Florida):

Quote: "Hillyer says the man seemed to have had a medical emergency."

2019-04-29 - Woman has 'medical issue' and loses consciousness, car crashes into pole, near Timberlakes (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "Just before 7:30 p.m., Central Mason Fire Chief Tim McKern says a woman blacked out while driving down Agate Rd. near the Timberlakes community. McKern says the woman’s medical issue caused her to lose control of her vehicle and hit a power pole."

2019-04-29 - Driver has seizure, car crashes into pole, in Topeka (Kansas):

Quote: "Police at the scene said a silver four-door Dodge Avenger was traveling south on Fairlawn when the driver, who was alone in the car, had a seizure. The vehicle then went up and over a curb on the west side of the street, where it then crashed through the wooden utility pole."

2019-04-29 - Small plane crashes into shallow pond south of the East Fork Lewis River in/near La Center (Oregon), 2 killed:

2019-04-29 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in coastal Sebastian (Florida):

2019-04-29 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Brighton (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

Quote: "Shortly after 3 p.m., there was a separate medical emergency on the westbound side in Allston involving someone in the traffic slowdown caused by the truck crash."

2019-04-29 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6 AM on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent (Canada), 1 injured:

2019-04-29 - Van crashes into wall at toll plaza, bursts into flame, in Islamabad (Pakistan), 12 killed, 5 injured:

2019-04-29 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Wausau (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2019-04-29 - Car crashes into wall along I-880 in coastal San Leandro (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver may have suffered some sort of medical emergency, then crashed into a wall, CHP Officer Manuel Leal said.."

Quote: "This crash is separate from an earlier, head-on collision that was reported in the same vicinity."

2019-04-29 - Car crashes into guardrail at 2:10 AM on North Lake Shore Drive near Oak Street Beach in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-04-29 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, near Astoria (Oregon), 1 killed:

2019-04-29 - Man assaults woman, strips naked, fights with cops, gets shot and dies, in Edmond (Oklahoma):

Quote: "They say it happened Monday after two women ran to a neighbor's house, where one of the women said her boyfriend had assaulted her. Witnesses said they saw the man stripping off his clothes as he ran down the street. Officers arrived and chased the man, jumping over several fences until he forced his way into a house with people inside. Edmond police spokeswoman Jennifer Wagnon says officers used a stun gun but failed to get the man under control. She says the officers shot him multiple times during a struggle. The man died at a hospital."

2019-04-29 - Humongous sinkholes open in Sukabumi (Indonesia), nearby residents scared:

2019-04-29 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-04-29 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Cleveland (Ohio):

2019-04-29 - Teen, 16, has 'medical emergency' while camping near Clay Brook in Easton (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Conservation officers say a 16-year-old student from Vermont was transported to a Plymouth hospital for treatment Monday after suffering a medical emergency while camping near Clay Brook in Easton."

2019-04-29 - Volcano Colima showing signs of unrest in Mexico, alert level raised:

2019-04-29 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the Indian Ocean at the Carlsberg Ridge:

2019-04-29 - Heatwave broils parts of India:

2019-04-29 - Tornado touches down and causes damage near Osawatomie (Kansas):

2019-04-29 - Powerful hailstorm pounds crops and vehicles in Nepal:

Quote: "A half-hour hailstorm rampage has damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City, on Monday. Besides that, hailstorm, some weighing 200 kilograms, destroyed vehicles windshields during half-hour downpour in the Lake City today. The downpour inflicted heavy damage to crops in Kaskikot, Dhikurpokhari, Bhadauri, Sarangkot, Pumdibhumdi, Hemja, Malepatan, Masbar, Pasang, Charepatan, Kristi, Lamachaur, Dhumpus, Dhital and among others in the district. According to Manohar Kadariya, Chief of Agriculture Department in Pokhara Metropolitan City, hailstorm destroyed both seasonal and off-season crops and fruits in the region today."

2019-04-29 - Lightning strike kills 19 cattle in Ghana:

2019-04-29 - Indonesia plans to move capital city as it is slowly sinking underwater:

2019-04-29 - What the hell is going on with UFOs and the Department of Defense?


  1. 71 yesterday, 59 the high for today, then we're supposed to get heavy rain for tonight and all day Thursday, with the weekend being a washout, as usual.

    Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and anyone else reading JJFH this morning. Stay safe out there!
    Big weather moving through.

    940 miles of HAIL reports! - CAT4 on the "prowl" - "Getting Intense" [~ 7.75 min. MrMBB333 video]

    Severe weather across Central US, heavy rain, hail and damaging tornadoes

    Severe weather is affecting the Central United States since over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and hail, and producing damaging tornadoes. NWS warns severe weather will be possible across a broad area across the South and Central Plains, and lower and Middle Mississippi Valley today, May 1, 2019. Very large hail will be possible for a portion of west-central Texas, otherwise, damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain will be the primary threats. Late season Spring snow continues into Wednesday across the central Rockies and High Plains.[more]

    Tropical cyclone Fani is expected to reach Super Cyclonic Storm status, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane with more than 100 million people in its path.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.30.19 Suicide Watch on Planet Earth
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ60wYDOx4M [~ 21.5 min.]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (April 30, 2019)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfWZBQn07Cc [~ 47 min.]

    2 Aircraft Carriers Have Left Port – Are The USS Eisenhower And The USS Roosevelt Headed South Toward Venezuela?

    Juan Guaido has initiated a violent uprising in an attempt to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, and it appears that the U.S. may be preparing to intervene in the conflict militarily. The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker accurately tracks the current positions of U.S. naval assets, and according to them the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has left port on the east coast and the USS Theodore Roosevelt has left port on the west coast. In both cases, each aircraft carrier was originally slated for “training” exercises, but now there is lots of speculation that they are both steaming south toward Venezuela. Since there has been no official confirmation from Washington, let me stress that once again that any talk about the potential destination of these carriers is just speculation. But considering what is taking place in Venezuela at this moment, it certainly would not surprise anyone if the waters off Venezuela is precisely where they are heading. [more]

    Meteorologists warn some of the 5G frequencies could interfere with water vapor signals, meaning less accurate weather forecasts

    Wireless radio frequencies being auctioned by the U.S. government for mobile 5G networks could interfere with weather forecasts and make them much less accurate, as the mobile network could cause interference that prevents satellites from detecting concentrations of water vapor in the atmosphere accurately, warn meteorologists. A new global problem. [more]

    April has been an EXTREME, RECORD-BREAKING weather month from Coast to Coast in the US

    April 2019 has brought plenty of extreme weather across the United States, including record-breaking rain and snow and a state record tornado outbreak for any time of year. Here’s a look back at some of locations that have set new historical weather records this month. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania

    A large mesocyclonic tornado hit near Drajna Noua and Dragalina, Calarasi district, Romania on April 30, 2019, damaging homes, agricultural fields and vehicles. [more]

    Rapid Permafrost Thaw Unrecognized Threat to Landscape, Global Warming Researcher Warns

    rapid collapse of permafrost that can transform the landscape in mere months through subsidence, flooding and landslides.

    “We are watching this sleeping giant wake up right in front of our eyes,” said Turetsky, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology.

    “It’s happening faster than anyone predicted. [more]

    UN agency reports Mozambique flooding “worse than thought” after Cyclone Kenneth, with more heavy rain expected – “We expect the rainfall to be twice as much as that which accompanied Cyclone Idai”

    Around 700,000 people are now thought to be at risk in the area as torrential rains continue [more]

    Wednesday, 1 May 2019
    How Facebook scans your private messages

    Facebook scans the contents of messages that people send each other on its Messenger app, blocking any content that contravenes its rules, it has emerged.

    The scandal-hit firm, still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica debacle, checks images and links for illegal or extreme content using automated systems.

    What you write in your messages may also be read manually if it's flagged to moderators for breaching Facebook's community guidelines.

    While the intentions behind the practice may be well-meaning, the news is likely to add to users' concerns over what the social network [and the NSA] knows about them. [more]

    Clinton Foundation and ISIS were funded from the same source
    By John Pilger and Julian Assange [~ 3.5 min. video]

    Temperatire anomalies in the Arctic

    While very cold airmass is pushed from the Arctic circle into Europe later in the week, Greenland is under very warm airmass. Air at 850 mbar level will be up to 20 °C warmer than average! [more]

    The coup in Venezuela appears to have FAILED

    Coup fizzles? Guaido’s mentor takes refuge in Chilean embassy as 25 military seek asylum in Brazil’s

    Venezuelan opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez has sought refuge in Chile’s embassy in Caracas, while at least 25 pro-Juan Guaido troops asked Brazil for refuge. The news all but points to the failure of the US-backed coup attempt. [more]

  3. News Links, May 1, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Hugo Salinas Price: Decline in world's monetary reserves signals end to dollar as reserve currency
    The decline of the monetary reserves of central banks since August 2004 suggests a consensus that the U.S. dollar's role as the world reserve currency is coming to an end because the United States now consistently produces far less than it consumes from the rest of the world.

    IMF warns of slowing growth and rising unrest across the Middle East

    Jokowi Decides Jakarta's Time Is Up; Indonesia's New Capital Will Be Outside Java

    MGM Resorts to cut costs, slash 1,000 jobs

    3M to cut 2,000 jobs globally, lowers 2019 profit outlook

    American, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines hit by brief computer outage — again

    System outage causes huge delays at Australian airports

    Explaining American Airlines Gung Ho Attitude on the 737 Max Despite Pilots

    Boeing Changes Its Story, Admits 'Software Glitch' Disabled Critical Alerts On 737 MAX

    Venezuela - Random Guyaidó's New Coup Attempt Turns Out to Be A Dangerous Joke

    Blackwater Founder Calling For 5,000 Mercenaries To Topple Maduro
    But don't call it meddling. -- RF

    Iran Guard used drone to monitor US carrier Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, report says

    The weaponisation of the US dollar is the end of its economic ascendancy in Asia – with China's yuan ready to fill the void

    Blackwater founder Erik Prince's new company has reportedly set up shop in Iraq

    The US-NATO Alliance Has Georgia on Its Mind

    "The Fat Margins Have Disappeared" - Big Oil Disappoints

    U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil

    Replacing diesel tractors with horses or oxen – what will that be like?

    Russia Says Tainted Oil For Europe Was Deliberately Contaminated

    Exports of Nigeria's Amenam crude oil under force majeure - oil sources

    A New Mega Cartel Is Emerging In Oil Markets

    The climate change story is half true [Tverberg looking at economics as opposed to BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY]

    UN biodiversity conference to lay groundwork for Nature rescue plan

    Nitrogen Crisis: A[nother] neglected threat to Earth's life support systems

    Baghdadi Is Back And Turkey Might Be His Next Target

    Mystery data breach reportedly exposes 80 million names, addresses, and income info in U.S.

    Russia is flying reconnaissance across America as US struggles to stay in the air

    The Erosion of Everyday Life

    Over 13% of the homes in Japan are abandoned

    Make Less, Spend More: Real Income Declines but Spending Jumps in March

    US GDP Not All it was Cracked up to be

    Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Going Bankrupt in Record Numbers, Blame Trump Tariffs

    U.S. Pipeline Boom Could End In Crisis

    The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America

    Social Security Is Facing a $42.1 Trillion Shortfall, Trustees Report Says

    Boomers Are Facing A Financial Crisis

    Americans in major cities spend almost $1,000 on monthly bills

    Pelosi, Schumer tell Trump infrastructure needs 'massive'

    Democrats and Republicans Agree to $2 Trillion Vote-Buying Infrastructure Bill

    Chicago PMI falls in April to more than two-year low

    White House Reportedly Caves On Cybertheft Demands As Trump Seeks Trade Deal At Any Cost

  4. Storms tear through 5 states and spawn at least 2 dozen tornadoes - 2 killed in Oklahoma

    A rash of severe storms that lashed the Plains on Tuesday and spawned at least two dozen suspected tornadoes in five states has turned deadly.

    The spate of storms damaged buildings, downed trees and power lines in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.

    More than 27,000 homes and businesses were without power Wednesday afternoon in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, according to poweroutage.us. [more]

    [Jeez! - you guys aight out there? Fran, Jonny, Mike D.?]

    'Strange and interesting' sounds heard coming from the sky in Kazincbarcika, Hungary

    Strange sounds heard in skies of Tehran, Iran

    Incessant rain brings flood to Indonesia - at least 29 killed (UPDATE)

    Update: Al Jazeera on the 29th of April reports:

    On Monday, Indonesia's disaster agency confirmed 29 deaths and said at least 13 more people were missing after days of pounding storms on the island of Sumatra.

    Some 12,000 people have been evacuated from water-logged Bengkulu province with hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads damaged.

    Hardest hit was Bengkulu Tengah district, just outside of the provincial capital, where 22 people were killed along with hundreds of livestock. [more; video]

    [from our Holy SHIT! desk]
    Epic tornado in Romania lifts bus into the air

    WiFi may interact with signaling pathways in the brain, causing irreversible damage

    When the impact of pulsed electromagnetic frequency was observed in the brains of mice, it was found that exposure for 1-2 months was relatively modest and that the changes were reversible after removing the trigger. However, months of exposure led to severe irreversible effects on neurons and the brain. These results suggest that the changes induced by pulsed electromagnetic frequencies accumulate over time, with harmful long-term effects.

    Pulsed electromagnetic frequencies have also been shown to be particularly potent in embryonic stem cells. As these cells occur at a higher frequency in fetus and children, it further puts them at risk, leading to effects on brain development. This effect is particularly striking considering that WiFi placements are a common fixture around schools these days.

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  5. Global Warming Was Already Fueling Droughts in Early 1900s, Study Shows

    Scientists say the surprising findings provide the clearest signal yet of how greenhouse gas emissions have led to changing soil conditions around the world. [more]

    Extremely Severe Tropical Cyclone "Fani" to make landfall in Odisha on May 3, India

    ​Tropical Cyclone "Fani" has strengthened into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS). It is expected to remain at this strength, or possibly as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, as it makes landfall on Odisha coast around Puri, between Gopalpur and Chandbali sometime between 09:00 and 12:00 UTC on May 3, 2019 (14:30 - 17:30 IST May 3). Fani will bring heavy rain, very strong winds and a huge storm surge.

    This storm can have a high humanitarian impact. More than 100 million people are in the path of this extremely dangerous tropical cyclone.

    Cyclones in this region rarely receive sufficient western media attention, but the North Indian Ocean produced world's deadliest cyclone and one of the deadliest natural disasters in known history.

    Fani is the strongest cyclone this early in a calendar year in the North Indian Ocean since Cyclone "Nargis" in 2008. [more]

    ‘Workarounds’ Galore: How Real Americans Deal with ‘Real’ Inflation

  6. Storms were pretty scary, but still here! And now the forecast is for rain, rain and rain, followed by some rain, then two days of possible rain and then three days of thunderstorms. Apparently St. Louis has become London!