Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-13


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

2019-05-13 - Atmospheric CO2 levels hit 415 ppm for the first time in human history:

2019-05-13 - Unknown odor sickening people in coastal Greenpoint, Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "The DEC says it is conducting an investigation and has so far found that, 'The majority of air testing results revealed low-level background readings typically found in a sewer system.'"

2019-05-13 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates several businesses in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "The Cedar Rapids Fire Department received several calls from businesses and offices near downtown, including in the NewBo district, the United States Post Office, and APAC. All reported a strong odor like rotten eggs, prompting concern about a natural gas leak. Some of these buildings were evacuated temporarily as a precaution. Fire department officials did not find dangerous levels of natural gas in buildings they tested, and they do not believe there is any danger to those areas."

2019-05-13 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates part of Westview High School in Martin (Tennessee):

Quote: "The south wing of Westview High School in Martin was cleared Monday morning after a gas-like odor was detected."

2019-05-13 - USPS mail delivery trucks regularly bursting into flame:

Quote: "Currently, USPS doesn't list any reports of fatalities stemming from the fires, and only one report of injury where a mail carrier burned one hand. Still, 120 fires in five years is a lot of damaged property -- both the government's and private citizens' personal mail -- and those numbers have mail carriers rightfully concerned."

Quote: "More than 120 fires have occurred in the past five years, including 12 in the first four months of this year. News and social media photos show the trucks burning intensely, often inches away from trees, cars and, in one case, a gasoline pump in Connecticut. The incidents of mail trucks fires are on pace this year to double the number that occurred last year."

Note: So the number of mail trucks bursting into flame is escalating. And they aren't even counting any of the tractor trailers hauling mail that have burst into flame...

2019-05-13 - Underground electrical fire breaks out near where hotel went up in flames the day before, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "Firefighters were still outside the Le Meridien Hotel in the 300 block of Poydras Street Monday morning. Hours after the fire had been controlled, smoke started coming from a manhole cover on the street around 7 a.m. Monday. Entergy New Orleans was called to the scene to investigate."

2019-05-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame, fire ignites huge brush fire, fire rages out of control, near Osoyoos (Canada):

Quote: "'The cause for that fire is a vehicle fire that spread to the grass adjacent,' said Hannah Swift, fire information officer for BC Wildfire."

2019-05-13 - Los Angeles fire season is beginning again, and it will never end:

2019-05-13 - Hotel damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Tijuana (Mexico), 4 injured:

2019-05-13 - Paper plant heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Muskogee (Oklahoma):

Quote: "We are hearing a roll truck exploded in the building where the large rolls of paper are stored."

2019-05-13 - Waste fire breaks out near bus stand in coastal Chennai (India):

2019-05-13 - Cargo ship 'Cathy Jo' disabled by fire in the Bay of Biscay near coastal Brest (France):

Quote: "May 13: General cargo ship CATHY JO, reported NUC on May 12, suffered engine failure following fire in engine room, early May 12 in Bay of Biscay. MRCC Corsen, France, was supervising salvage, and sent technicians and fire team to drifting ship by helicopter. Fire was extinguished, but ship was in need of towage."

Note: This is the 398th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-13 - School bus bursts into flame on I-40 in Burke County (North Carolina):

Note: This is the 72nd school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 229th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-05-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2019-05-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-75 in Lowndes County (Georgia):

2019-05-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on street in Alice (Texas):

2019-05-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 616 south of Edmonton (Canada):

2019-05-13 - Tractor bursts into flame in Brendon, Holsworthy (Britain):

2019-05-13 - Tractor bursts into flame in Langbridge, Upottery (Britain):

Note: These are the 788th, 789th, 790th, 791st, 792nd and 793rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-13 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on highway in coastal Singapore:

2019-05-13 - Van bursts into flame on the M25 near Maple Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 13 May, 2.51pm Refrigerated van on fire, M25 anti-clockwise between junctions 17 (Maple Cross) and 16 (M40 interchange). One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross and one from Rickmansworth attended. Firefighters used two hose reels, two sets of breathing apparatus and battery-powered equipment."

2019-05-13 - Van bursts into flame on Fingest Lane in Fingest (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 13 May, 12.41pm Van on fire, Fingest Lane, Fingest. Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe and two officers attended. Firefighters used two hose reels, two sets of breathing apparatus and hydraulic equipment and cooled two propane cylinders."

2019-05-13 - Van bursts into flame on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M180. Mon 13 May 2019 16:04 (No:10172) Van fire. Crews extinguished using two hose reels and one breathing apparatus. In engine. Police and highways arranging recovery."

2019-05-13 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Prince Frederick (Maryland):

2019-05-13 - SUV bursts into flame on I-77 near Camp Creek (West Virginia):

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Strickland Road in Allenhurst (Georgia):

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM on Route 5 in Johnston (Rhode Island), near the coast:

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 212 in Eden Prairie (Minnesota):

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on overpass in coastal Surat (India):

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame at Dyffryn Business Park in Ystrad Mynach (Britain):

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Burnham-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on Woodlands Avenue in Chester (Britain):

2019-05-13 - In separate incidents, two vehicles burst into flame in the Bay Area (California), separate big rig crash too:

Quote: "Earlier, there was a vehicle fire reported on the southbound side of State Route 17 north of Madrone Drive in Los Gatos, prompting delays. That incident has also since cleared. The other handled incident capped off a troubling commute. This one was located on the northbound side of U.S. Highway 101 north of Monterey Highway where the vehicle was 'totally engulfed,' according to the CHP."

2019-05-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Coldwater (Kentucky):

2019-05-13 - Paint warehouse damaged by fire in Grandview (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-05-13 - Bed business destroyed by fire in Kettering (Britain):

Note: The owners aren't going to take this lying down!

2019-05-13 - Home damaged by basement fire on Inboard Avenue in coastal Stafford Township (New Jersey), 2 dogs injured:

2019-05-13 - Home destroyed by fire on Cody Lane in Vilonia (Arkansas), nobody there:

Quote: "The Vilonia Fire Department says it started in the living room area near an air conditioning unit."

2019-05-13 - Home destroyed by fire in South Haven (Michigan), nobody there:

2019-05-13 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-05-13 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the Jefferson Park area in Chicago (Illinois), 2 injured:

2019-05-13 - Hotel heavily damaged by massive fire in Shimla (India):

2019-05-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Alma Street in the Rhawnhurst area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-05-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:40 AM on West Cold Spring Lane in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-05-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Forest Grove (Oregon):

2019-05-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Susquehanna Street in Wilkinsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-13 - Young elephant found dead in forest in Neryamangalam (India):

2019-05-13 - Four people found dead in submerged car at port in coastal Akune (Japan):

2019-05-13 - Four men enter well and die in Budhanpur (India):

2019-05-13 - Two sisters, 12 and 14, die in pond in Rasalpur (India):

2019-05-13 - Two girls, 15 and 16, die in river in coastal Bayshore on the island of Jamaica:

2019-05-13 - Man and 3 children die in irrigation canal in Amulung (Philippine Islands):

2019-05-13 - Man, 61, topples into swimming pool and dies at home in Vansant (Virginia):

Quote: "The 61-year-old man had been hired to clean the swimming pool and surrounding concrete at a house, and at some point fell into the pool and drowned, according to Sheriff Foster. There is no foul play or criminal activity suspected in the incident."

2019-05-13 - Man, 51, dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):

Quote: "An Indian man died on Alitalia's New Delhi-Milan flight on Monday, which led to an emergency landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Indian Embassy officials said on Tuesday. Kailash Chandra Saini, 52, from the Jhunjhunun district of Rajasthan, was accompanied by his 26-year-old son Heera Lal."

2019-05-13 - Woman, 46, slumps over dead in car before 6:30 AM on Poha Road in coastal Anahola (Hawaii), 700 feet from the ocean:

2019-05-13 - Man in his 20s found dead in Chollas Lake in coastal San Diego (California):

2019-05-13 - Woman drops dead along Crawford Street in coastal New Bern (North Carolina):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead in submerged SUV in the Nueces River in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2019-05-13 - Man, 40 to 60, found dead in White Oak Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead in pond at golf course in Plainview (Texas):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead along the Oswego River in Oswego (New York):

Quote: "The body was found dead on the river bank, not in the river, police said."

2019-05-13 - Man found dead in 2 feet of water in Beaver Brook in Keene (New Hampshire):

2019-05-13 - Person found dead and partially submerged in creek in Cahokia (Illinois):

2019-05-13 - Boy, 17, dies after being found unconscious at home on Dennis Drive in the Town of Burke (Wisconsin):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead in the Dog River in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-05-13 - Man, 24, found dead in pond in Suwanee (Georgia):

2019-05-13 - Man, late 50s, drops dead at bank in Dover (Delaware):

2019-05-13 - Man, 49, found dead in the Detroit River near Wyandotte (Michigan):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead in the Skagit River in Sedro-Woolley (Washington):

2019-05-13 - Man, 59, falls into water and dies at Toketee Falls (Oregon):

2019-05-13 - Man, 49, found dead in the Pecos River in Carlsbad (New Mexico):

2019-05-13 - Man, 18, found dead at Hook Mountain State Park in Congers (New York):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead in lake in Boksburg (South Africa):

2019-05-13 - Man found dead on beach on the island of Samos (Greece):

2019-05-13 - Man looks dazed then topples off jet ski into Lake Tyler (Texas):

Quote: "A man was taken to a local hospital after being pulled from Lake Tyler on Monday evening. According to the New Chapel Hill Volunteer Fire Department, the man was on a jet ski near the Old Omen Boat Ramp on Lake Tyler East when witnesses say he 'looked dazed' and fell into the water."

2019-05-13 - Man has 'medical episode' and slumps over unconscious, SUV mows down and kills woman, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "JSO said a man driving a Chevy Tahoe lost consciousness behind the wheel and hopped the curb on Union, then hit the woman as she was on the sidewalk.  The woman was taken to the hospital, where she died. The driver eventually regained consciousness and police said he didn’t know what happened.  They suspect he suffered a medical episode, but they’re still investigating."

2019-05-13 - Man, 51, has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into fence and embankment, in Saline County (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "Russell A. Sims, 51, suffered an undisclosed medical episode, resulting in his vehicle running off the left side of the roadway. His truck then struck a fence and embankment before coming to rest. Sims was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 9:00 a.m. Monday."

2019-05-13 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into car, in coastal Seattle (Washington), 2 injured:

Quote: "SPD Traffic Collision investigators were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in West Seattle this morning after a driver suffered a medical emergency and collided with another motorist."

2019-05-13 - Man has 'medical issue', car crashes into pillar, in Washington Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Montgomery County Regional Dispatch tells 2 NEWS a man who appeared to be suffering a medical issue crashed into a pillar on the side of the building causing minimal damage."

2019-05-13 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Broome (Australia), electrical problem:

2019-05-13 - Two sightseeing planes collide mid-air near coastal Ketchikan (Alaska), 6 killed, 10 injured:

2019-05-13 - Small plane goes missing over Lake Michigan near Frankfort (Michigan):

2019-05-13 - Small plane crashes at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade (Montana):

2019-05-13 - Small plane crashes near Blumenort (Canada), 1 injured:

2019-05-13 - Tractor trailer blows tire, veers across median, hits tractor trailer, fire erupts, on I-65 near Prattville (Alabama), 1 killed:

2019-05-13 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-35 near Derby (Texas):

2019-05-13 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, near yacht club on Wood Lake in Lake Country (Canada), 1 killed:

Quote: "A medical issue is not being ruled out at this time."

2019-05-13 - Car veers over centerline, hits dump truck head-on, fire erupts, in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed:

2019-05-13 - Car veers off road at 2 AM, crashes into pole and trees, in Beach Park (Illinois):

Quote: "Another Beach Park crash on Sunday left a man dead and two other people injured when a car crashed into the Benton Township Assessor’s Office building near Kenosha and Green Bay roads."

2019-05-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in coastal Mandarin, Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police believe she may have had a medical emergency behind the wheel."

Quote: "This is the second deadly crash that officers responded to Monday. Earlier in the morning, another woman was killed when she was struck by an SUV in downtown Jacksonville. Officers are working to determine if a medical emergency was also the cause of that wreck."

Note: The earlier incident is the one where the man had a 'medical episode' in his SUV, lost consciousness and mowed down a woman, mentioned above. Sounds like a lot of medical emergencies going on down there on the coast in Jacksonville!

2019-05-13 - Car veers off road, crashes near creek, in Winslow (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2019-05-13 - Naked man, 40, beats on car with poles, growls at cops, gets tased, in Gary (Indiana):

Quote: "Police subdued a naked man wearing an eye patch with a Taser on Friday night after he swung metal poles at them and growled, authorities said."

2019-05-13 - Sinkhole opens on street in Champion (Ohio):

2019-05-13 - Man has 'medical event' and collapses outside business in Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A worker found unconscious outside a South Side business Monday morning had suffered a medical event and was not involved in a workplace accident."

2019-05-13 - Volcano El Reventador erupts in Ecuador:

2019-05-13 - Hailstorms batters fruit and vegetable crops in Himachal Pradesh (India):

2019-05-13 - Extremely heavy rain hits Yonaguni, Okinawa (Japan) 367 mm (14.4 inches) in 6 hours:

2019-05-13 - NSA constructing 'HAL' A.I. system that contains a virtual copy of everyone:

2019-05-13 - Man beats woman to death with scooter in coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "At one point during the attack, the suspect picked up the electric motorized scooter and used it as a weapon to bludgeon the woman. Authorities don’t believe the attacker and woman knew each other."

2019-05-13 - Shooting the messenger, why we take a dim view of the bearers of bad news:


  1. Another splendid display of death and destruction, with your rapier wit thrown in, Jonny! Thanks for your continued work, marking the mileposts to the ultimate collapse and extinction.

    Many of these news items are indicators. For example, the U.S. postal service is all over the country. For them to be regularly bursting into flame MEANS that the concentration of flammable and explosive CH4 and H2S is enough to ignite them (and many other vehicles; not to mention making many drivers have "medical emergencies"). All the people "drowning" in pools, lakes, rivers, streams and ponds (and more!) SHOWS that the concentration of killer H2S is now pervasive in that medium. So we have air and water - MOST of the stuff on Earth - is now so toxic that it's causing widespread problems to civilization and all life on the planet. We don't even have to discuss the land pollution problem - which is everywhere now. Pollution is so vast that we're drowning in it.

    Plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help produce the oxygen we breathe

    Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology. [more; uh-oh]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.14.19 Air pollution in many national parks is as bad as in Los Angeles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB5Ohf671Aw [~ 12.5 min.]

    [Kevin has a bunch of heavy hitters he's going to interview in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.]

    Brunt Ice Shelf Calving Soon & Earthquake Report with Margo (May 14, 2019)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8phUYFvJVGw [~ 46.5 min.]

    Locust APOCALYPSE in Saudi Arabia: Millions of flying insects swarm cities and attack crops, frightening local residents

    I have never seen something like that! And I bet it’s the same for those driving in their cars and filming this insect apocalypse swarming Yanbu al-Nakheel in the Al Madinah Province of western Saudi Arabia on Monday, May 13, 2019. Completely INSANE! [check out the videos, pics & text]

    Severe floods hit Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, one person killed, several injured

    Prolonged heavy rain is causing severe flooding across central Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina since May 12, 2019. Several people were injured, one person was killed and another one remains missing. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Tropical forests ’empty’ as illegal hunting slashes large mammal populations, study warns

    Illegal hunting is causing catastrophic declines in mammal populations living in the world’s remaining tropical forests, a new study has warned.

    Even the world’s most pristine jungles are having their ecosystems damaged as key species are wiped out by hunters looking to collect valuable horns and bones, an international team of researchers lead by the Radboud University in Holland, found.

    Within the tropics, only 20 per cent of remaining habitats are considered intact. [more; and those will also be impacted]

    Yellowstone’s Grizzlies Wandering Farther from Home and Dying in Higher Numbers

    Climate change has fueled the devastation of one of the grizzly bear’s key food sources, and more of its Yellowstone habitat is at risk as temperatures rise. [more]

    [people can say what they want about McPherson, but everything he's said is coming true, while more and more "experts" and others are tending toward his point of view - loss of habitat BY humanity (via pollution, etc.) is killing civilization and all other species]

    [so naturally, what do we get?]
    Climate Policy Foes Seize on New White House Rule to Challenge Endangerment Finding

    The new rule, quietly issued as a Trump administration memo in April, gave the fossil fuel industry new ways to oppose and delay science-based policy. [more; ala Hambone: there you go]
    Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment

    A new book called Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons by Kris Newby adds significantly to our understanding of Lyme disease, while oddly seeming to avoid mention of what we already knew.

    Newby claims (in 2019) that if a scientist named Willy Burgdorfer had not made a confession in 2013, the secret that Lyme disease came from a biological weapons program would have died with him. Yet, in 2004 Michael Christopher Carroll published a book called Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Germ Laboratory. He appeared on several television shows to discuss the book, including on NBC’s Today Show, where the book was made a Today Show Book Club selection. Lab 257 hit the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list soon after its publication.

    Newby’s book reaches the same conclusion as Carroll’s, namely that the most likely source of diseased ticks is Plum Island.

    America’s Deep-seated and Almost Universal Bigotry
    https://washingtonsblog.com/2019/05/americas-deep-seated-and-almost-universal-bigotry.html [Eric Zuesse]

    Blacks are just as bigoted as Whites, and women are just as bigoted as men — and that goes also for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and every other distinction within the public — every other rage by the public, that’s being redirected away from the billionaires (who virtually own the government) to being instead against some mass of the public who DON’T control the government, and who AREN’T the cause of this country’s massive economic inequalities of opportunity, and who DON’T benefit from extending the American empire by bombs (or otherwise) to Afghanistan, and Iraq, and Libya, and Syria, and Iran, and Venezuela, and Ukraine, and Russia, etcetera. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. [Margo won't report on this any more because of others being shut down with law-suits BY Oroville Dam officials to stop]
    Wednesday, 15 May 2019
    High risk at Oroville Dam

    There is extreme danger at Oroville Dam with coming rain and snow and a large snowpack
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/05/high-risk-at-oroville-dam.html [~ 9 min. video and text]

    The level of the water in the lake is already high and normally the spillway would have been opened in the past at this time of year. For some reason this has not happened despite the high levels of water and there is some suspicion that something might not be right and this is not being reported, in fact it is being actively hushed up. [more]

    China Calls For "People's War" Against The US, Vows To "Fight For A New World"

    Investors May Be Laughing At China’s “People’s War” Now, But Here Is Why They Won’t Be Laughing For Long…

    Wall Street is still treating this crisis as a temporary trade dispute, but the Chinese see things completely differently. At this point, the narrative in China is that the U.S. has deeply insulted their national honor, and every angry statement from U.S. officials is just digging the knife in a little bit deeper. The Chinese began their retaliation to Trump’s new tariffs with some new tariffs of their own, but they won’t be stopping there. As I stated yesterday, China literally has hundreds of different ways that they can hurt us, and the longer this crisis goes the more likely it is that they will utilize all of those weapons. [more]

    Black skies over Siberia as wildfires rage around the world’s oldest lake

    Forty five forest fires are currently active around Irkutsk; twenty were extinguished overnight according to the local officials. [more]

    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/05/christopher-green-sums-up-latest-news.html [~ 4 min. video]

  4. [here's some of the stories from Rice Farmer for today]
    News Links, May 15, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Trade Wars And Global Auto Recession Wreak Havoc On The Steel Industry
    The biggest steel companies in the world are bracing themselves for an ugly year, as the recession in the global auto market and continued trade wars pressure the industry.
    US$1 trillion wiped out of global markets led by tech carnage after China vows tariffs on 5,000 US products in trade war escalation

    Nasdaq Drops 6.3% in 6 Days, as Uber & Lyft IPOs Turn into Colossal Flops. S&P 500 Chart Not Pretty

    AT&T Cut Over 23,000 Jobs Since Congress Passed Tax Bill

    Yes, Americans can opt-out of airport facial recognition — here's how

    Wall Street shudders as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

    Bolton Leading Trump on Reckless War Agenda

    The Military-Industrial Virus

    How bloated defense budgets gut our armed forces

    Crisis Begins: Cuba Begins Widespread Rationing Due To Shortages

    Intelligence and Local Cooperation Guide Precise Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Pipeline

    Iran Squeezed Between Imperial Psychos and European Cowards (Pepe Escobar)

    White House Reviews US Military Plan for 120,000 Troops for Iran War

    Trump Says the US Is Not Ramping Up for Military Conflict with Iran [is he a psychopathic liar?]

    Spain Says Frigate Peeling Off from US Fleet Is Not a Rebuke

    U.S. Increases Risk Of War On Iran Without A Path To De-escalation

    History's Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran
    Israel's "false flag" attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 cost 34 American lives. Dick Cheney planned to disguise U.S. troops as Iranians to fire on American ships to start a war. With Bolton and Israel on the warpath, the risk of another similar act is higher than ever. [Cheney got a movie made about him - no jail time - and we continue our ridiculous financial/military support for Israel]

    Activists at Venezuelan Embassy Offer State Department a Peaceful Resolution to Standoff

    US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage
    As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, "every time the US 'saves' a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery."

    US Federal Police Evicting Activists from Venezuelan Embassy in Washington

    Italy plans to fine NGO boats up to €5,500 per rescued migrant

    Morocco stops 3 migrant boats, arrests 40 on border fence

    Oil Tanker Collision In Houston Causes Leak, Closes Critical Port

    Russia's Oil Production Dips To Below OPEC+ Quota

    Offshore Wind Will Need Bigger Boats. Much Bigger Boats

    The Battle For Control Over Iraq's Oil

    Oil Rises After Drone Attacks On Saudi Infrastructure

    Turkey Flexes In "Largest Ever" East-Med Naval Drills Amid Cypriot Oil & Gas Grab
    If you want to come out on top in cutthroat global competition, you need the concentrated energy of fossil fuels. All governments know it. This knowledge underlies the desperate US attempt to control Venezuela'a oil. -- RF

    Millions Of Californians Will "Plunge Into Darkness" As PG&E Commits To Cut Power During Wildfire Season

    How Viable Are AOC's Green New Deal Energy Proposals? Just Ask Europe

    Trump says U.S. farmers to get $15 billion in aid amid China trade war

    Farm Crisis: Soybeans Crash To Decade-Low As Trade War Intensifies

    UNRWA: Half of Gaza's population at risk of losing food aid by June

    [next piece below]

  5. NASA and Roscosmos Leadership Unite in Call for Asteroid Defense: A Game Changer in Global Politics

    WHO Warns Ebola Outbreak Critical As Armed Militants Target Healthcare Workers [oh how intelligent]

    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    NGOs Call for Urgent Cut to Shipping's Black Carbon Impacts on Arctic [too late!]

    After Assange, Ecuador's Lenin Moreno escalates persecution of critics and perceived foes

    Syria - OPCW Engineering Assessment: The Douma 'Chemical Weapon Attack' Was Staged

    Twitter accidentally shares user location data with advertising partner [i'm SURE it was an accident . .]

    The Re-Opening of the Swedish Assange Case Should Be Welcomed (Craig Murray)

    WhatsApp confirms it's been targeted by spyware. That's exactly its customers fear

    'Siri, Watch That Guy': Pentagon Seeks AI that Can Track Someone Across a City

    Police Use Lexis Nexis Facial Recognition To Identify Your Family And Friends

    Bolton Is Spinning Israeli 'Intelligence' to Push for War Against Iran

    How Lies Become 'Facts' in US 'News'

    Emerald Trash Heap — Seattle is overwhelmed by garbage and filth, but the city's leaders won't admit it.

    Key index points to Japanese economic downturn for first time in six years

    Yield Curve Inverts in 28 Places: Recession Warning Resumes

    Christians should prepare to be 'shunned' for their beliefs, Mike Pence warns as he reaffirms Trump administration's anti-abortion stance [just give all the unwanted babies to them to raise and care for, see how long that lasts]

    China's new tariffs are hitting US farmers at 'every single angle,' economist says

    Some hospitals turn away ambulances when the patients are more likely to be poor, study finds

    Retailers to take a hit: Trade war could cause 'widespread store closures'

    Trump Asks the Fed Start a Currency War With China

    Fed's Williams says policymakers need to better prepare for lower interest rate world

    Gabbard Says She'd Drop All Charges Against Assange And Snowden

  6. Takin' a break from yard work, which i'm WAY behind on due to the three days of rain and the past 8 weekends being basically rained out.

    Musical interlude - this song really gets me cranked up (like today when i have a lot of energy, maybe channeling pent up anger, but it also makes me sad (especially when i get overwhelmed with the depression i fight daily, thinking about the many ways mankind blew it - it's like we NEVER learn!).

    It seems appropriate today, on the verge of MORE WAR, this time with Iran (which won't go well and may lead to WWIII).

    There are many versions (some really long and awesome) - this is the original, from 1975.


    [i don't cotton to this man's point of view]
    'Dangerously delusional' Republican Senator Tom Cotton claims US would win Iran war with 'two strikes'
    https://www.sott.net/article/413103-Dangerously-delusional-Republican-Senator-Tom-Cotton-claims-US-would-win-Iran-war-with-two-strikes [what if the first was on D.C., Tom?]

    A[g]gressive wild turkeys are scaring residents of Boston neighborhood
    https://www.sott.net/article/413095-Agressive-wild-turkeys-are-scaring-residents-of-Boston-neighborhood [short news vid]

    [great comment by this guy]

    ClintWestwood · 12 minutes ago

    Much out of character for turkeys, who are normally shy and bashful, especially the wild type. These look like domesticated turkeys who have escaped from a farmyard. They are probably hungry and have been fed by humans back on the farm. They approach because they want food and they know humans have it.

    Chinese researchers unveil LED-activated 'bioglue' that seals gushing wounds within seconds

    The new 'bioglue' is activated by UV light, which transforms the serum into a non-toxic hydrogel that can adhere to slippery, blood-stained surfaces while withstanding movement, like the beating of a heart.

    The prototype bioglue reportedly contains no harmful chemicals and does not require additional surgical sutures afterwards to prevent the wound from reopening, and is capable of withstanding an impressive 290 mmHg blood pressure - way beyond what doctors and nurses typically deal with. [more]

    [i sent this off to my youngest, a perfusionist in CA, who said he uses this stuff in the OR every day, so it's not new over here]

    [so then .. INCOMING!]
    Meteor fireball filmed flying over Katingan Regency, Indonesia
    https://www.sott.net/article/413094-Meteor-fireball-filmed-flying-over-Katingan-Regency-Indonesia [long duration!]

    [more below]

  7. [2 from our Health desk]
    French health watchdog: LED lighting can damage eye's retina and disturb sleep

    The "blue light" in LED lighting can damage the eye's retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, France's government-run health watchdog said this week.

    New findings confirm earlier concerns that "exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is 'photo-toxic' and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision," the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) warned in a statement.

    Canine brucellosis: What you need to know about the dog disease that can spread to humans [in Iowa currently]

    Famed UFO researcher, Stanton Friedman, dead at 84

    Friedman was returning from for a speaking engagement in Columbus, Ohio, when he died suddenly at the Toronto Pearson Airport on Monday night, according to his family. [more]

    Isaac Kappy, 'Thor' and 'Terminator Salvation' Actor, Dead After He 'Forced Himself' Off a Bridge

    "On May 13, 2019 at 7:26 a.m., troopers were called to Interstate 40 eastbound at Transwestern Road (milepost 185) for a subject who forced himself off the Transwestern Rd. bridge onto Interstate 40," reads the statement. "He was then struck by a passing car. The man has been identified as 42-year-old Isaac Kappy of Albuquerque, NM. Mr. Kappy died on-scene."

    Authorities tell ET that two witnesses stated that they tried to restrain Kappy while on the bridge but he forced his way out of their grasp.

    The incident is being investigated as a suicide.

    Rare May storm to impact California into Friday
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/week-storm-keep-flood-threat-000000894.html [1.5 min. AccuWeather spot]

  8. [Under Land Subsidence]
    Never jump beside a cracked and dry riverbank [jackass]

    A Chinese man luckily survived falling into a river after the six-meter-high river bank collapsed underneath him in Baoding City, north China’s Hebei Province.

    Reportedly, the man was deliberately jumping beside a large crack on the riverbank just minutes before the incident. [more including short video]

    Inside look at the secret plot to turn senior Venezuelan officials against Maduro

    [Maduro was betrayed by insiders, just like Trump]

    Putin to Pompeo: Time to restore US-Russia ties

    Pompeo agreed that there are matters of mutual interest between the US and Russia, where both countries can work together productively.

    The Russian president listed security issues, preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, environmental issues and economic issues such as oil production as some of the areas of mutual interest.

    Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier in the day, Pompeo said that Washington would tolerate no interference by Moscow in the 2020 US presidential election.

    Putin also told the top US diplomat that Russia has never interfered in US elections, and that the Mueller probe proved that there were no ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Since the 2016 campaign, many US media outlets and the Democrats have accused Trump of being a "Kremlin agent" and Russia of "meddling" in US election, but no concrete evidence of that has ever been offered. [more]

    'No one in Europe' wants second Iraq: Austrian president slams 'provocative' US Iran policy

    Speaking at a joint press conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, Van der Bellen slammed the US sanctions against Iran by saying that such policies "do not help international relations" and only erode the system of global treaties. [more]

    China's nuclear option: Dump US bonds and cause absolute chaos in global markets

    Strange rumbling noises heard in Kurseong, West Bengal sky
    https://www.sott.net/article/413144-Strange-rumbling-noises-heard-in-Kurseong-West-Bengal-sky [~ 1.5 min. video]

    10th dead gray whale in 2 months found floating near San Francisco Bay Area - 48 in 2019 along U.S. west coast

    Since March, four whales have died due to ship strikes, and another four from malnutrition, experts say. The cause of deaths of a whale discovered April 30 at Limantour Beach has not been confirmed.

    In all, 48 dead gray whales have been found along the coasts of California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, fisheries service officials told The Chronicle. At least 31 of the strandings were reported along California. [more]

    [next bit below]

  9. [SOTT has the usual array of snow in May stories, but you can go there to read them, with their biased reporting if interested]

    23 killed in storms, lightning strikes in Assam, India in past few weeks

    [i think this speaks more to population density than anything]

    Chicago police warn of 'zombie' raccoons with distemper that pose serious danger to pets

    Scientists learn that six in ten grieving people 'see or hear dead loved ones'

    A study conducted a couple of years ago added to the mystery, as researchers from the University of Milan found that there is a "very high prevalence" of people who have experience with receiving messages from their deceased loves one, like seeing or hearing them. The study, however, labels these as "post-bereavement hallucinatory experiences," and the researchers don't seem to be open to the idea that these experiences could actually be real.

    Through their work, they believe that 30 to 60 percent of people experience this type of thing, or at least widowed subjects.

    They published their findings in the Journal of Affective Disorders. [more]

    What the trade war will cost you -- and what items you should consider buying now before prices go up

    [better yet, buy as little as possible - it'll get you used to life in the near future]

    "If you were planning a large purchase six weeks from now, you may want to make that purchase today," French said. Still, many Americans don't have that kind of disposable income on hand, he added. [more; exactly]

    Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister

    Iran's military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat.

    "Iran has the highest level of defense-military preparedness to confront any type of threat and excessive demands," Defence Minister Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

    He said Iran would defeat an American and Israeli alliance.

    [from our recent: Time to Dispose of Your Computer, Too file]
    Microsoft Is Warning of a Monster Computer Bug

    Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago.

    The bug is one of several high-profile computer-security issues to emerge this week, though the impact isn’t yet clear.
    [more; i hate when they say that]