Thursday, May 9, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-08

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

2019-05-08 - Toxic blue-green algae hits the Intracoastal Waterway near coastal Sarasota (Florida)

Quote: "Lyngbya wollei is a large-celled, thread-like blue-green algae that occurs naturally in fresh or brackish waters in Florida. It is carried to the waterfront by currents and winds and decaying mats of the algae that are exposed to air release hydrogen sulfide that creates a rotten egg smell. To grow it needs water above 75 degrees and elevated levels of phosphorus, nitrogen, iron and dissolved organic matter."

Note: I've mention this problem before, when people were smelling 'rotten egg' odors during the devastating red tide event last year in Florida. Algae blooms of any kind suck up the oxygen in the water and then the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide eat the algae as it dies. So one problem, algae blooms, leads to another problem, poisonous hydrogen sulfide emissions. The same thing is happening with the gigantic and growing Sargassum seaweed infestations spreading across the Caribbean - as that stuff rots, the oxygen levels decline and those same anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide get free food to grow their colonies, releasing hydrogen sulfide as they eat the rotting seaweed. These problems are accelerating...

2019-05-08 - Passenger plane hit by 'fumes' at airport, eight people hospitalized, in Las Vegas (Nevada), responder has 'medical episode' too:

Quote: "Several people were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after they were overcome by fumes on a Spirit Airlines plane preparing to depart Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport officials said. Flight 170 had pushed back from the gate and was taxiing to take off when the incident was reported about 8:30 a.m., said airport spokeswoman Christine Crews, who noted eight people were taken to the hospital, including crew members and one medical responder, who had a medical episode unrelated to the fumes."

Quote: "Hardin also claims a woman on the flight started 'throwing up everywhere' upon detecting the scent."

2019-05-08 - Unknown cause results in people having difficulty breathing at building in Moorestown (New Jersey):

Quote: "At least a dozen people are being evaluated by medics responding to a hazmat call in Moorestown, Burlington County. The victims complained of irritation and difficulty breathing. The issue was reported from inside the Destination Maternity office on Strawbridge Drive. First responders are still on the scene looking for a cause."

Quote: "'Whatever it could have been, may have cleared out on its own,' said Chris Chesner, Moorestown Fire District No. 1 administrator."

2019-05-08 - Car bursts into flame at rest stop and burns 44-year-old woman to death on I-5 in Smokey Point (Washington), 9 miles from the coast:

Quote: "It was around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday when a 75-year-old woman was sitting in her car at the Smokey Point rest stop when witnesses reported hearing a loud pop, then flame began to rage inside the car, according to Travis Shearer with the Washington State Patrol."

Quote: "A woman died after her car caught fire Tuesday evening at a rest stop along I-5. Two men reportedly heard a pop at 8:51 p.m. and saw smoke and flames coming from a car parked at the southbound rest area, Washington State Patrol spokesman Travis Shearer said. They ran over and got her out of the Chevrolet Spark, a small sedan. She had serious injuries from burns, Shearer said, and was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She died there early Wednesday morning."

Note: Also see the car that burst into flame on I-5 on this day in Centralia (Washington)…

2019-05-08 - Cargo ship and 120 cars go up in flames at 6:44 AM in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

Quote: "Thirteen Indians onboard a burning cargo ship were rescued Wednesday by a team of quick-acting firefighters at Khalid Port in Sharjah. The vessel was loaded with 6,000 gallons of diesel, 120 exported vehicles, and 300 vehicle tires - all of which were gutted in the massive blaze."

Note: This is the 387th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-08 - Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires in November top $12 billion, most costly fires in state history:

2019-05-08 - Heart failure deaths rising in the US, especially among younger adults:

2019-05-08 - Recycling plant hit by fire, pile of cardboard burns, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-05-08 - Oil rig fire breaks out in Piedmont (Oklahoma):

2019-05-08 - Brush fire breaks out, destroys one home and damages another, in La Pine (Oregon):

2019-05-08 - Pipe-laying ship 'Israfil Huseynov' explodes into flame in the Caspian Sea near coastal Baku (Azerbaijan), 14 injured:

Quote: "Pipe layer ISRAFIL HUSEYNOV suffered fire on board, which started at around 1730 Moscow time May 8 after reportedly, an explosion, south of Baku, Azerbaijan, Caspian sea."

2019-05-08 - Boats, cars and warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in Etna (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The warehouse houses expensive vehicles and expensive boats."

Quote: "A large fire tore through a warehouse in Etna that's used for a number of purposes, including housing rare or antique vehicles possibly worth millions of dollars."

Quote: "I’m told this warehouse is used at least partially for storing cars and that it contains hundreds of classic/antique/rare cars worth close to $60 Million..."

Note: These are the 388th, 389th and 390th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-08 - School bus bursts into flame on Central Avenue in Largo (Maryland):

2019-05-08 - School bus bursts into flame on Chadbourn Highway in Whiteville (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 69th and 70th school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 221st and 222nd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-08 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near Rembau (Malaysia):

2019-05-08 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Babite Parish (Latvia):

Note: These are the 223rd and 224th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on I-270 in Rockville (Maryland):

2019-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-196 in Casco Township (Michigan):

2019-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 in Tolland (Connecticut):

Quote: "Tolland firefighters responded to their third tractor trailer-fire in as many months the same area of Interstate-84 on Wednesday."

2019-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:30 AM near Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2019-05-08 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at business on Folsom Avenue in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-05-08 - Tractor, dump truck and pickup truck destroyed by fire while parked inside municipal garage in Fort Edward (New York):

Quote: "Fort Edward Public Works Superintendent Brian Brockway said a one-ton dump truck, pickup truck, trailer and John Deere tractor with mower attachment all appeared to be destroyed, but Brockway said the full extent of the damage was unclear Thursday morning."

2019-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Dukes Highway in Coomandook (Australia):

Note: These are the 753rd, 754th, 755th, 756th, 757th, 758th and 759th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-08 - Armored truck bursts into flame at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-05-08 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at apartments on Connecticut Boulevard in East Hartford (Connecticut):

2019-05-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2019-05-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Wenatchee (Washington):

2019-05-08 - Police car bursts into flame on street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on highway near Rothschild (Wisconsin):

2019-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 in Centralia (Washington):

2019-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on D'Aguilar Highway at Barkers Creek Flat (Australia):

2019-05-08 - Car bursts into flame just before 6 AM in tunnel in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-05-08 - Police car bursts into flame on the M6 near Preston (Britain):

2019-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Thorpe Hesley (Britain):,two-crews-attend-m1-car-fire_31837.htm

2019-05-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 125 near LaSalle Township (Michigan):

2019-05-08 - Car(s) and auto shop go up in flames in Columbia (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-05-08 - Barn and equipment destroyed by fire at 5:10 AM on Tagg Road in Hartford Township (Ohio):

2019-05-08 - Bowling alley destroyed by huge fire in Lansingburgh (New York):

2019-05-08 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire in the Treme area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-05-08 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Billings (Montana):

2019-05-08 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Escatawpa (Mississippi), 1 injured:

2019-05-08 - Home destroyed by fire in Shelby (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-05-08 - Home destroyed by fire on Norlee Street in Sebastopol (California):

2019-05-08 - Deadly fire burns home on South Main Street in Gifford (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-05-08 - Deadly fire destroys home before 3 AM in Buffalo (New York), 3 injured, 1 killed:

2019-05-08 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 1:40 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York), 6 killed:

2019-05-08 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-05-08 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Maple Street in Rochester (New York):

2019-05-08 - Thousands of fish wash up dead along the coast of Ecuador:

2019-05-08 - Tens of thousands of fish wash ashore dead in Linyi (China):

2019-05-08 - Hundreds of fish found dead in river in Changqing District (China):

2019-05-08 - Man, 36, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at hotel in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Horry County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the person who drowned in a swimming pool at an area hotel. According to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard, first responders were called to 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., the RiverWalk Inn and Suites, at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday after a man was pulled out of the pool. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Willard said. He has been identified as 36-year-old Enrique Nava Nava, originally from Guerrero, Mexico."

Quote: "The drowning was the second reported on Wednesday. Around noon, there was a reported drowning in the Aynor area. One person - reportedly a child - was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officials have not updated that victim’s condition."

2019-05-08 - Man, 68, falls into fountain and dies at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-08 - Man, 76, found dead in lagoon near his home in coastal Bayville (New Jersey):

2019-05-08 - Man has 'medical emergency' in jail cell, dies shortly later, in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2019-05-08 - Teacher, woman, 43, has 'medical emergency' at Cambridge Lakes Charter School, dies shortly later, in Pingree Grove (Illinois):

Quote: "According to the letter, Kamp, 43, suffered a serious medical emergency prior to the start of school and staff responded quickly to help her while others worked to keep students within classrooms. Kamp was taken to an area hospital, where she died."

2019-05-08 - Man, 40 to 50, drops dead along I-40 in Yukon (Oklahoma):

2019-05-08 - Man drops dead in Sutton Wilderness Park in Norman (Oklahoma):

2019-05-08 - Woman, 60, falls off porch and dies at home in Handley (West Virginia):

2019-05-08 - Man, 24, found dead at home in Portage (Indiana):

2019-05-08 - Man, 19, found dead in Eastwood Lake in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-05-08 - Person dies in the Meramec River in Franklin County near Robertsville (Missouri):

Quote: "State troopers say someone called 911 stating someone was riding a water craft on the river Wednesday afternoon near Robertsville. The reporting party told dispatchers that they looked away for a moment and when they looked back, the water craft was empty. However, firefighters are not sure how the victim ended up in the water."

2019-05-08 - Man, 65, found dead in the Tippecanoe River in Kosciusko County (Indiana):

2019-05-08 - Man in his 40s or 50s found dead along Raccoon Creek in Newark (Ohio):

2019-05-08 - Person slumps over dead in car on Moultrie Road in Dougherty County (Georgia):

2019-05-08 - Woman, 73, falls into pond and dies in Grassland (Canada):

2019-05-09 - Man found dead in car in Nar Nar Goon (Australia):

2019-05-09 - Man, 49, found dead in pond in Mae Wang (Thailand):

2019-05-09 - Trucker, 54, slumps over dead at the wheel, another trucker daringly leaps aboard runaway truck and gets it stopped, in Cologne (Germany):

Quote: "A daring German trucker is being hailed as a hero after leaping aboard a moving tractor-trailer whose driver died at the wheel and bringing it to a stop before anyone was injured. Cologne police say truckers spotted the 40-ton vehicle scraping along the center concrete barrier of the northbound A1 Autobahn on Wednesday night. Police said Thursday that while other trucks blocked traffic the 43-year-old got out of his own vehicle and ran alongside the slow-moving tractor-trailer. With the help of a police van that pulled alongside, he was able to vault from its fender onto the truck, smash a window with a hammer, open the cabin and take control of the vehicle, bringing it to a safe stop. Rescue crews couldn't resuscitate the vehicle's 54-year-old driver."

2019-05-08 - Driver has seizure, SUV crashes into utility box, in San Angelo (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver suffered a seizure and crashed Wednesday morning near the intersection of Ave. J and Tyler Streets. According to reporters on the scene, there were three people in the vehicle when the driver suffered a seizure, left the roadway and struck a utility box narrowly missing a power pole."

2019-05-08 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car veers over centerline, hits car head-on and then hits parked car, in East Price Hill (Ohio), 2 injured:

Quote: "A driver's medical emergency led to a three vehicle crash Wednesday in East Price Hill. Police say the driver was on Grand Avenue near Glenway, when the emergency occurred. That driver's car crossed the center line, hitting an oncoming vehicle and a parked vehicle."

2019-05-08 - Passenger plane lands at airport, runs off runway, breaks apart, in Yangon (Myanmar), 33 injured:

2019-05-08 - Indian Army helicopter makes emergency landing in field in Nagaon (India):

2019-05-08 - Tanker truck overturns on Elmhurst Road in Des Plaines (Illinois):

2019-05-08 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-15 near Fallbrook (California):

2019-05-08 - SUV veers off road at 3:45 AM, crashes into tree, near Montoursville (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-05-08 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Deltona (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Fire crews said the driver may have suffered a medical episode."

2019-05-08 - Car veers over centerline, hits heavy truck head-on, in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-05-08 - Shark attacks and injures woman in Haleiwa Boat Harbor on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

2019-05-08 - Vacant building collapses in Marshalltown (Iowa):

2019-05-08 - Home partially collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-05-08 - Building collapses on Vittoria Street in Hockley, Birmingham (Britain), 3 injured:

2019-05-08 - Volcano Taal shaken by 20 earthquakes in the Philippine Islands:

2019-05-08 - Flash floods prompt emergency rescues and evacuations in Texas and Kansas:

2019-05-08 - More rain causing rivers to rise again across the Midwest:

2019-05-08 - Bright meteor lights up the skies from Wales to France and is recorded on multiple sky cameras:

2019-05-08 - As many as 19 million people in 43 states in the US may be exposed to harmful contaminants in their drinking water:

2019-05-08 - Rare Tibetan antelopes are killed to make expensive luxury scarves:

2019-05-08 - Trump lost $1.17 billion dollars from 1985-1994, more than any other American taxpayer:

Note: That's 25,740 pounds of hundred dollar bills! A big rig full of hundreds!


  1. Heh, Trump will say he was "giving back" the money to the economy, or some such nonsense.

    How's everyone doing today? Though it's supposed to be Spring, here in SE PA we have below avg. temps (mid to upper 50s to low 60s), a lot of moisture and another gloomy, rainy weekend to experience. The forecast for both today and Sunday changed overnight (shows how reliable they are, dun-it?). Sunday is only going to have a high of 52 and rain all day and we might make it to 75 today.

    [Kevin Sandbloom finally got back to LA from Detroit and put out a short, but informative video.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.9.19 Study U.S. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Pentagon Spending [~ 24.75 min.]

    Margo is 'not in a good mood,' so her latest entry is short too.

    Climate News, Sulfur Dioxide & EQ Report with Margo (May 9, 2019) [~ 34.25 min.]

    The Deadline Passes And Trump Brings Down The Tariff Hammer – China Immediately Promises To Retaliate

    At 12:01 AM eastern time on Friday, President Trump followed through on his threats and hit China with a massive tariff increase. As you will see below, China immediately pledged to retaliate. U.S. and Chinese officials will continue to negotiate throughout the day on Friday, but if U.S. officials were optimistic that a deal was imminent the trigger never would have been pulled on these tariffs. At this point the gap between the negotiating positions of the two sides is still enormous, and that does not seem likely to change. The Chinese have been taking advantage of the United States for decades, and they wish to continue doing so. Meanwhile, President Trump and his advisers are absolutely determined to level the playing field. Unless one of the parties backs down in a major way, there is not going to be a trade agreement and this trade war is about to get very real, and that is extremely bad news for the global economy. [more]

    [as Jonny noted above]
    Severe weather kills at least one as it slams the southern half of the U.S., spawning tornadoes and leaving hundreds of homes underwater in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma

    Severe weather killed at least one person and injured several as it trekked across the southern half of the U.S. Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and damaging storms along with flash flooding. [more]

    WEATHER ANOMALY: Over 10 inches of snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and a foot in Colorado. Duluth, Minnesota had never seen this much snow in May!

    While the calendar shows it’s more than six weeks into spring, Mother Nature dealt a wintry blow to Minnesota with a winter-like storm that unleashed historic snow amounts in some locations on Wednesday into Thursday. This May snowstorm broke a 117-year-old record in Minnesota. [more]

    [in case you hadn't noticed]
    Wettest 12 Months in U.S. History

    The 12 months ending in April 2019 were the wettest year-long period in U.S. records going back to 1895, according to the monthly U.S. climate summary issued Wednesday by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Averaged across the contiguous U.S., the total of 36.20” made the period from May 2018 to April 2019 the first year-long span ever to top 36”. The old record for any 12-month period was 35.78”, from April 2015 to March 2016. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Lovebugs apocalypse: Millions of insects invade Florida in worst plague in years

    No, they aren’t some genetic experiment gone wrong, just the usual swarm that splatters its way through the Space Coast twice a year. They don’t belong. But they aren’t going away.

    Great Lakes Water Levels at 'Precipice of a Disaster' With Flooding Occurring or Imminent in New York, Ohio and Michigan

    Friday, 10 May 2019
    Chelsea Manning released from detention center
    Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Released From Virginia Detention Center

    Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from the Virginia jail where she has been kept for the last two months for her refusal to testify before a grand jury regarding WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. However, Manning must now appear before a new grand jury on May 16.

    After 62 days in jail and two petitions for release citing improper procedure by the judge as well as her adamant refusal to testify, Manning has been released.

    However, she has been served with another subpoena to appear before another grand jury in one week. "It is therefore conceivable that she will once again be held in contempt of court, and be returned to the custody of the Alexandria Detention Center, possibly as soon as next Thursday, May 16," Manning's lawyers said. [more]
    [to Mike's astute observation and conjecture yesterday]
    Unprecedented flood season affecting 200 million Americans latest snowstorm breaks a 117-year-old record in Minnesota: Bleak outlook for farmers

    Millions of acres of farmland are already under water meaning thousands of farmers will not be able to plant crops this summer, with thousands of more farmers who have been financially ruined by the floods and will never return to farming again.

    So far, 2019 is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history and it is going to get a whole lot worse. [more]

    [so where's the food gonna come from, eh?]

    Record-breaking May winds over northern France

    A severe weather system moved over northern France on Wednesday, May 8 into Thursday, May 9, 2019, bringing record-breaking May winds to part of the affected region. The system moved in from the Atlantic Ocean, where it underwent rapid cyclogenesis at the beginning of the week. [more]

    North Atlantic Ocean phytoplankton decline coincides with warming temperatures over the last 150 years – “10 percent of the marine food base in this region has been lost over the industrial era”

    scientists at MIT, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and elsewhere have found evidence that phytoplankton’s productivity is declining steadily in the North Atlantic, one of the world’s most productive marine basins.

    In a paper appearing today in Nature, the researchers report that phytoplankton’s productivity in this important region has gone down around 10 percent since the mid-19th century and the start of the Industrial era. This decline coincides with steadily rising surface temperatures over the same period of time. [more; but, but Grand Solar Minimum/Mini-Ice Age!!]

    [more below]

  3. Emergency declared after floods worsen in the south of Paraguay

    Heavy rainfall over recent days have increased river levels, including the Paraguay River at Pilar, the capital of Neembucu Department. As of 08 May, the river stood at 7.93 metres, well above alert level (7 metres) and close to critical level (8 metres).

    El Niño events increasing and intensifying according to 400 year coral core study

    This understanding of El Niño events is vital because they produce extreme weather across the globe with particularly profound effects on precipitation and temperature extremes in Australia, South East Asia and the Americas. [more]

    Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits near Miyazaki in southwestern Japan

    Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima is an ongoing global 'radiological catastrophe'

    Helen Caldicott warns that the dangers associated with Fukushima have not gone away and remain a cause for concern.

    she is the editor of the 2014 book, Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.

    On the week marking the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima meltdowns, the Global Research News Hour radio program, hosted by Michael Welch, reached out to Dr. Caldicott to get her expert opinion on the health dangers posed by the most serious nuclear disaster since, at least, the 1986 Chernobyl event.

    [link provided and excerpts included, like this one below]

    GR: (Chuckle). Is there anything that people can do, you know, whether they live in Japan or, say, the west coast of North America to mitigate the effects that this disaster has had, and may still be having eight years later?

    HC: Yes. Do not eat any Japanese food because you don't know where it's sourced. Do not eat fish from Japan, miso, rice, you name it. Do not eat Japanese food. Period. Um, fish caught off the west coast of Canada and America, well, they're not testing the fish so I don't know what you'd do. Um, I mean, most of it's probably not radioactive but you don't know because you can't taste it.

    Um they've closed down the air-borne radioactive measuring instruments off the west coast of America, uh, but that's pretty bad, because there still could be another huge accident at those reactors.

    For instance, if there's another large earthquake, number one, all those tanks would be destroyed and the water would pour into the Pacific. Number two, there could be another meltdown, a release - huge release of radiation, um, from the damaged reactors. So, things are very tenuous, but they're not just tenuous now. They're going to be tenuous forever. [more]

    Facebook co-founder calls for break up of company because Zuckerberg has 'unilateral control of speech'

  4. News Links, May 10, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Perhaps It's Time to Start Worrying About Global Corporate Debt, Suggests Bank of England

    Asian stocks tank on nearing tariff threat, drag down Europe

    China isn't 'desperate' for a trade deal with the US, former Australian leader says

    These European regions haven't recovered from the financial crisis, and are now a populist breeding ground

    Global Economic Growth In Serious Trouble When U.S. Shale Oil Peaks & Declines
    We must remember this simple fact; energy drives the markets, not finance.
    Churning out shale oil is a desperate bid to keep lots of oil flowing, and thereby suppress oil prices. -- RF

    Deutsche Bank's Crisis Will Likely Lead To U.S. and Global Banking Crisis

    Navy's Futuristic Mega-Destroyer Tests New Weapons
    Still can't afford $800,000-a-pop ammo for main guns. -- RF

    Canadian Admiral: Kids Won't Join the Navy if Ships Don't Have Wi-Fi

    Will the U.S. And Israel Wage A "Summer War"?

    The Washington War Machine Is Targeting Venezuela and Iran

    US Seizes North Korean Cargo Ship Hauling Coal

    Dunford: US Will Need Forces in Afghanistan Until No Insurgency Left

    US-Mexico border detentions top 100,000 for second month in a row

    Border Crisis: Most Arrests In 12 Years; Over 168,000 Released Into US; Measles, Chickenpox Found

    U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border

    IEA: Renewables Growth Is Stalling

    EU devouring natural resources at unsustainable rate: report

    Significant Supply Outages Put OPEC In A Very Difficult Position

    Destructive pest spreads in China, threatens corn crops -expert

    Humans will eat maggots, scientists insist
    The idea seems revolting now, but just wait. -- RF

    Famine on rise in Near East and North Africa: FAO

    Midwest farmers continue to struggle as bankers tighten credit standards, report says [wait til the bankers start going hungry]

    These 16 money wasters are why so many Americans can't save for retirement [won't have to worry about this]

    Harder to breathe: Haze, unhealthy [sic] air choking US national parks, study finds

    [2nd part follows]

  5. California moves to ban farm pesticide that Trump's EPA has defended

    Insurance premiums to become costly because of climate change

    The only way is down: subterranean survival warning
    Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean. [bullshit - unsustainable and unhealthy]

    Our antibiotics are becoming useless [as is Big Pharma]

    How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election
    The evidence is plain—there was a broad, coordinated effort by the Obama Administration, with the help of foreign governments, to target Donald Trump and paint him as a Russian stooge.

    Stefania Maurizi on How Julian Assange Changed Journalism

    Study Uncovers How Coca-Cola Influences Science Research

    The Great Unraveling Begins: Distraction, Lies, Infighting, Betrayal
    The good news is renewal becomes possible when the entire rotten status quo collapses in a putrid heap. [not this time]

    Flight data recorder from Japan's crashed F-35A retrieved, but key data still missing

    US Ends Search for Japanese F-35 that Crashed in April

    Facial recognition wrongly identifies public as potential criminals 96% of time, figures reveal [UK]

    Climate crisis: flooding threat 'may force UK towns to be abandoned'

    The State of the American Debt Slaves, Q1 2019

    Dwindling population and disappearing jobs is the fate that awaits much of rural America

    How the American Culture of Convenience Is Killing Us

    Debt collectors to call more often, send unlimited texts, emails under new rules

    D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

    Creeping Toward Tyranny (Chris Hedges)

    New Police Misconduct Database Shows Thousands Of Violations, Very Little Accountability
    Protect and serve. -- RF

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg buys two Lake Tahoe estates for $59 million, report says

    How Accurate Are the US Jobs Numbers?
    About that April jobs report... -- RF

  6. Well it finally got nice out! Sunny and bright - warm (~ 75)!

    14-year-old killed in dog mauling in Dighton, Massachusetts

    Loud boom heard in Kingman, Arizona possible meteor strike

    Reports poured in from Facebook with people saying the boom shook their house, their windows and scared their pets.[more]

    [laugh of the day]
    Biomedical tech companies think they can boost the average human lifespan beyond 100

    [KEEP IT!]

    Air Canada plane and fuel tanker collide at Pearson Airport

    The pilot, co-pilot, a flight attendant and two passengers were treated for injuries, according to Wright. [more]

    Going subterranean: Underground spaces are being propped up as the next place for humans to live

    [unsustainable, stupid]

    Another intense Arctic cold outbreak pushing into Europe

    Just a couple of days after record-breaking cold hit much of Europe, bringing heavy rain, a lot of snow and below average temperatures, another shot of cold Arctic air will push toward continental Europe from May 11 through 14. n[more]

    "Getting Biblical Around Here" - Floods from the days of the GREAT Ark! - Rain POURS from Sky [MrMBB333 video] [~ 13.5 min.]