Thursday, May 16, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-15

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

2019-05-15 - Twin-engine plane bursts into flame mid-air then crashes into dry pond near Loveland (Colorado), 1 killed:

Quote: "Carie Dann with the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority says smoke was reported in the plane’s cabin Wednesday afternoon, and emergency responders found the crashed aircraft about five minutes later near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports the person who died was the only one onboard."

Quote: "The engine caught fire and forced the pilot(s) to attempt an emergency landing along County Road 30 just north of the airport."

Quote: "Airport officials said the engine caught fire prior to the crash."

Quote: "Several witnesses told investigators they saw the plane on fire while still in the air, and Scott said the next objective for investigators is to figure out what caused the fire. Witnesses told the Coloradoan they saw the plane catch fire in the air, and then spin or flip before crashing, causing a ground fire and a plume of black smoke."

Quote: Crash witness Michael Stahl says he saw what looked like 'a fireball dropping straight down' as he was driving north on nearby Interstate 25."

Note: Planes becoming fireballs and crashing out of the sky - perfectly normal, right?! This is the 62nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-15 - SUV goes up in flames at 3:43 AM and kills man near 13th Street and Askew Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri):

2019-05-15 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Joso (Japan):

Quote: "A scrap metal plant in eastern Japan went up in flames Wednesday, causing black smoke to billow into the air, firefighters said. An emergency call was made around 6 a.m. from the plant in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture. No injuries have been reported. The plant specializes in dismantling discarded home appliances and other metal waste, police said. The fire started from a pile of microwaves and refrigerators on the plant's premises."

2019-05-15 - Auto services business hit by fire, two vehicles burn, in the Sun Valley area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "At least two vehicles on the property located in the 7400 block of North Coldwater Canyon caught on fire, according to Los Angeles Fire Department."

2019-05-15 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in Sidney (Nebraska):

2019-05-15 - Monumental amounts of plastic and garbage found on the tiny and barely-populated Keeling Islands:

Quote: "When a marine biologist from Australia traveled to a remote string of islands in the Indian Ocean to see how much plastic waste had washed up on the beaches, here's just part of what she found: '373,000 toothbrushes and around 975,000 shoes, largely flip-flops,' says Jennifer Lavers of the University of Tasmania in Australia. And that's only what was on the surface."

2019-05-15 - Mobile home destroyed by explosion and fire at 4:12 AM on Rooks Bluff Road in Walton County (Florida), 200 feet from the Choctawhatchee River:

Quote: "The caller advised he woke up to a loud 'boom,' and quickly ran outside to see where the noise came from. Once outside, he saw a neighboring mobile home fully engulfed in flames, according to a press release from Walton County Fire Rescue."

2019-05-15 - AC unit explodes and burns at 3 AM and kills 3 people in residential building in Kaveripakkam (India):

Quote: "In a tragic incident, three members of a family from Tindivanam was killed after their air conditioner exploded and caused a fatal fire. The victims have been identified as 60-year-old Raju, his wife Kala (52), and their son Goutham (24)."

Note: These are the 81st and 82nd residential explosions in 2019...

2019-05-15 - Lawn care equipment business destroyed by huge fire in Germantown (Ohio):

2019-05-15 - Some golf courses could become a refuge during wildfires in Austin (Texas):

2019-05-15 - Car carrier ship 'Grande Europa' bursts into flame at 4 AM near coastal Mallorca (Spain):

Quote: "Car carrier GRANDE EUROPA caught fire early in the morning May 15 in Mediterranean, due south from Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain, while en route from Naples Italy to Valencia Spain."

2019-05-15 - Two boats, motorcycle, dirt bike, and barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Danvers (Massachusetts), some baby chickens killed:

Quote: "Hartigan said he used the barn for storage and that several items were destroyed in the fire, including a new motorcycle, two sailboats, a dirt bike, and furniture."

2019-05-15 - Houseboat destroyed by fire on the shore of coastal Yellowknife Bay (Canada):

Note: These are the 401st, 402nd, 403rd and 404th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-15 - Two transit buses go up in flames in coastal Shoreline (Washington):

Quote: "Crews with the Shoreline Fire Department responded at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to two Access buses on fire at 165th Street and 5th Northeast."

2019-05-15 - Double-decker transit bus bursts into flame on Industrial Avenue in Edmonton (Canada):

Note: These are the 232nd, 233rd and 234th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:15 AM while parked at truck stop near Dunn (North Carolina), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two men were seriously burned after the fire broke out at 3:15 a.m. while the truck was parked at Pilot Travel Plaza on I-95 near Dunn, the television station reported."

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:40 AM on I-270 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 near Medway (Maine):

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-49 in Washington County (Arkansas):

2019-05-15 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at 11:05 PM at gravel pit near Loveville Road in Loveville (Maryland):

2019-05-15 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Luverne (North Dakota), separate grass fire too:

Quote: "Magnuson said fire crews responded to a combine fire near Luverne, ND and shortly after a grass fire east of Valley City near exit 294 south of I-94 on Wednesday afternoon."

2019-05-15 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on the east side of Carman (Canada):

2019-05-15 - Tractor bursts into flame in Rathdrum (Ireland):

2019-05-15 - Tractor bursts into flame near Kinross (Scotland):

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 near Derby (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Large Vehicle Fire(Carlisle) 15 May 2019 At 07:13 hours two fire engines from Carlisle West and Longtown fire stations attended an articulated lorry fire on the M6 between J44 and J45. Firefighters used one hosereel jet and compressed air foam to extinguish the fire. Firefighters were on scene for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes."

2019-05-15 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Lanchitt Cross, North Molton (Britain):

Note: These are the 802nd-813th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-15 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at disposal facility in Grand Island (Nebraska):

2019-05-15 - Asphalt truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Peoria (Arizona), 2 injured:

2019-05-15 - SUV bursts into flame in the wee hours on Highway 183 service road in Fort Worth (Texas):

2019-05-15 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 530 near Arlington (Washington):

2019-05-15 - SUV bursts into flame on East Kingsfield Road in Cantonment (Florida):

2019-05-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Richmond (Virginia):

2019-05-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Clear Creek High School in coastal League City (Texas):

2019-05-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Euclid Avenue in Butler (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame while being towed by RV, on Highway 69 near Forest City (Iowa):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame on the 170 Freeway near North Hollywood (California):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on Packington Lane in Coleshill (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame on Plum Lane in Dunwear, Bridgwater (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame on North Street in Mere (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on Cobbett Place in Warminster (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Handy Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 15 May, 2.14pm Car fire, M40 northbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 5 (Stokenchurch). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2019-05-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 94 near Ellicott (Colorado):

2019-05-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "A180. Wed 15 May 2019 20:03 (No:10402) Fire in engine compartment of vehicle. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2019-05-15 - Several semi trailers go up in flames at 11 PM while parked at business in Peterborough (Canada):

2019-05-15 - Two vehicles and home destroyed by fire in Burke County (North Carolina):

Quote: "A house and two vehicles were destroyed in a fire in Burke County Wednesday night."

2019-05-15 - Barn destroyed by fire in Springfield (Oregon):

2019-05-15 - Shopping center heavily damaged by dumpster fire in Tahlequah (Oklahoma):

2019-05-15 - Church destroyed by fire in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2019-05-15 - Warehouse heavily damaged by massive fire in Neasden area in coastal London (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Home addition under construction destroyed by fire in North Portland (Oregon):

2019-05-15 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Taylors Beach (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-05-15 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in New Salem (North Dakota), nobody there:

2019-05-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:10 AM on Farwell Road in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2019-05-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM on 320th Street in Montrose (Iowa), nobody there:

2019-05-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Starling Drive in Slidell (Louisiana), pets killed, nobody there:

2019-05-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:43 AM in Carter County (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-05-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Main Street in Boxford (Massachusetts):

2019-05-15 - Home destroyed by garage fire on Platinum Lane in Boulder Junction (Wisconsin):

2019-05-15 - Three homes destroyed by fire in Polk City (Florida):

2019-05-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Kernersville (North Carolina):

2019-05-15 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building shortly before 3:30 AM in coastal Tampa (Florida), 3 killed:

2019-05-15 - Vacant home burns on Ewing Avenue in Franklin Lakes (New Jersey):

2019-05-15 - Gray whale washes ashore dead south of Girdwood (Alaska), second in two weeks in the area:

Quote: "It’s the second whale found dead in Turnagain Arm within two weeks, and among dozens that have washed up dead along North America’s West Coast this year."

2019-05-15 - Girl, 17, dies in swimming pool at resort in Lonavla (India):

Quote: "A 17-year-old girl, Nilu Mallesh Mhetre, from Andheri (East) in Mumbai, drowned in a swimming pool of a resort in Lonavla on Wednesday afternoon."

2019-05-15 - College student, woman, 25, found dead in dorm room at Union University in Jackson (Tennessee):

Quote: "No foul play is suspected after a 25-year-old student was found dead in her on-campus apartment at Union University in Jackson."

2019-05-15 - Man drops dead at coastal Lumaha'i Beach (Hawaii):

Quote: "The man has been preliminarily identified as someone with no permanent address who was known to live along the beach at Lumaha'i. According to witness reports, community members had not seen the man in a while so on Wednesday they went to check on him at his known campsite along Lumaha'i Beach. When they went to check on him at 8:30 a.m., he was discovered dead."

2019-05-15 - Man, 61, has 'medical event' at 12:25 AM while driving, pulls over, dies shortly later, near Milton (Florida):

Quote: "Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says the 61-year-old was headed west on Berryhill Road in Milton when he suffered an unknown medical episode. Troopers say he lost consciousness while pulling over to the side of the road. He was taken to the Santa Rosa Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead."

2019-05-15 - Person found dead in submerged pickup truck in canal in Homestead (Florida):

2019-05-15 - Man, 27, found dead in the Hudson River in Hoboken (New Jersey):

2019-05-15 - Driver found dead in tractor trailer along I-95 in Ashland (Virginia):

2019-05-15 - Man, 69, has heart attack and dies while riding bicycle on West Huron River Drive near Ann Arbor (Michigan):

Quote: "A Scio Township man biking north of Ann Arbor died Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack during his ride. Rescue crews were called at about 9:30 a.m. May 15 to the 3000 block of W. Huron River Drive, east of Delhi Park, for a report of a bicyclist suffering a medical issue, Scio Township Interim Fire Chief Doug Armstrong said."

2019-05-15 - Man, 71, has 'medical episode' and drops dead on trail near Stewart Lake in Timothy Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A 71-year-old man died after apparently suffering a medical episode while he attempted to free his ATV on remote trail in Crow Wing County, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. Wednesday around 5:37 p.m., deputies received a call for a medical emergency on a trail near Stewart Lake in Timothy Township."

2019-05-15 - Man, 25, found dead in the Cooper River in Pennsauken (New Jersey):

2019-05-15 - Man, 31, found dead in the Sacramento River in Siskiyou County (California):

2019-05-15 - Woman, 33, found dead at Big Beach Bay in coastal Toco on the island of Trinidad:

2019-05-15 - Girl, 13, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Pierhead Beach on the island of Barbados:

2019-05-15 - Man, around 40, drops dead in Chandigarh (India):

2019-05-15 - Man found dead in fishing lake in Corringham (Britain), near the coast:

2019-05-15 - FedEx van driver has 'medical emergency', van veers off road, plunges into the West Walker River, in Yerington (Nevada), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, the driver had some sort of medical emergency when the accident happened."

2019-05-15 - Two small planes collide mid-air near Pleasant Grove (California), 2 killed:

2019-05-15 - Small plane lands at airport and flips over, in Manvel (Texas):

Quote: "This is the second plane to flip while landing at Houston-area airports in the last two days. On Tuesday, another small airplane flipped during a landing at Hooks Airport near Tomball."

2019-05-15 - Small plane's landing gear collapses at airport in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "An airplane gear collapsed Wednesday at the San Antonio International Airport at 1750 Skyplace Boulevard."

2019-05-15 - Small plane crashes in Clonoe (Ireland), 2 injured:

2019-05-15 - Helicopter crashes into the Hudson River near coastal New York City (New York), 2 injured:

2019-05-15 - Tanker truck crashes off road, rolls down embankment, lands in Maggie Creek, near Carlin (Nevada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Nevada sheriff says a double-tanker rig carrying sulfuric acid went off a curve on a rural highway and rolled down an embankment into a creek, where at least one of two tankers breached and leaked acid."

2019-05-15 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 154 near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2019-05-15 - SUV veers off road, crashes into mailbox and pole, in Bangor (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police believe a medical issue may have led to the crash."

2019-05-15 - Cal Fire pickup truck crashes off road, on the 215 Freeway near Perris (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department battalion chief crashed — possibly because of a medical emergency — off the 215 Freeway near Harley Knox Boulevard near Perris on Wednesday, prompting officials to shut down rail traffic in the area."

2019-05-15 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into pole, in Bedford (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-05-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Loveland (Colorado):

Quote: "Starck said crews on scene believed the man may have suffered a medical issue prior to running off the roadway."

Note: He was probably too busy crashing into a tree to notice the plane on fire crashing out of the sky near Loveland and killing the pilot on this day...

2019-05-15 - Naked woman, 39, claims to be Jesus, screams at workers, steals clothes, gets arrested, at Lake Whitney (Texas):

Quote: "A naked woman with a shaved head who was reported to be screaming at volunteer workers at a closed park at Lake Whitney, threatening to steal their possessions, and claiming to be Jesus Christ, was arrested after entering one of the volunteer’s trailers and donning the owner’s clothing, the Bosque Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Thursday."

2019-05-15 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 6 children in coastal Tiruvallur (India):

2019-05-15 - Sinkhole opens on Old Canton Road in Jackson (Mississippi):

2019-05-15 - Sinkhole opens in coastal Coquitlam (Canada):

2019-05-15 - Sinkhole opens on Albert Terrace Road in Upperthorpe (Britain):

2019-05-15 - Retaining wall collapses onto car in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 1 killed:

2019-05-15 - Oroville Dam in California at growing risk with coming rain and snow melt:

2019-05-15 - Power outage blacks out 40,000 homes in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2019-05-15 - Red tide returns to Florida, in Manatee County:

2019-05-15 - Total catastrophe for US corn production as only 30% of fields have been planted:

2019-05-15 - Strange sounds heard in the skies over Romania and India:

2019-05-15 - French health watchdog says LED lighting can damage eye's retina and disturb sleep:

2019-05-15 - The burden of Trump's trade war will fall on US businesses and consumers according to analyst:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone - here we go again with the atmospheric river phenomenon causing back-to-back-to-back nonseasonal snow and too much rain in CA, which will move through the central states causing more problems for farmers. At this point, we can see HUGE problems on the horizon (and approaching fast): weather related disasters, economic impacts, social disruption, political inaction (or wrong action), health and safety concerns, and more.

    Commercial drivers spend more time on the road than normal people (because it's their job), so the Fed-Ex guy driving into a pond in Nevada, the double tanker rig (carrying sulfuric acid) crashing off the highway and down an embankment ALSO in Nevada is problematic for several reasons. Drivers losing consciousness, even momentarily when driving one of these massive vehicles can cause a lot of damage from load spillage (and lots of other potential problems), it disrupts the supply chain, and causes injuries or death to the driver
    (to mention a few). It ain't gettin' any better either, as conditions continue to deteriorate.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.16.19 Truth Movement [~ 36.5 min.]

    Looking at U.S. West Coast Weather, Lake Oroville & EQ Report with Margo (May 16, 2019) [~ 71 min.]

    Here Are 15 Numbers That Show How The Global Economy Is Performing, And All Of Them Are Bad

    Global economic activity has already been slowing down dramatically, and the U.S. trade war with China is just going to make things worse. In so many ways, what we are witnessing in 2019 is quite reminiscent of what we witnessed as the last recession was beginning. Global exports are absolutely plummeting, auto sales are way down all over the globe, debt delinquencies are way up, and retailers are closing stores at a record pace. Even if the U.S. and China were getting along, things would be rough for the global economy in the months ahead, but a full-blown trade war between the two largest economies on the entire planet has the potential to be absolutely disastrous. We are truly in uncharted waters, and many believe that events are going to start accelerating very rapidly now. [more]

    CAL FIRE confirms — the Camp Fire that destroyed most of Paradise, CA was started by a PG&E powerline

    It comes as no surprise, but the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has confirmed what was long thought, that equipment on a Pacific Gas and Electric power line started the Camp Fire that burned through Paradise, California. PG&E has been saying for months that it was likely their power line started the fire but CAL FIRE’s investigation now makes it official. This could open the floodgates for numerous civil and possibly criminal cases. [more]

    Dozens of gray whales washing up dead in recent weeks is another indication the US west coast is dying after millions of species died since 2011

    More evidence showing the West Coast of America is in trouble as dozens of gray whales have been found dead in recent weeks.
    Fifty-eight gray whales have been found stranded and dead so far this year in sites stretching from California to Alaska, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). [more]

    [more below]

  2. [we hear about animal deaths mostly, but PLANT death is going to be the real problem affecting all species; here we go]
    Lethal viral necrosis, which is untreatable and unstoppable has hit parts of Florida and is killing grass lawns with nothing to prevent it or stop it

    "This viral disease cannot be prevented or treated with any chemical." [more]
    Robots Take the Wheel as Autonomous Farm Machines Hit Fields

    Robots are taking over farms faster than anyone saw coming. [more]

    Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public road

    Half of Americans are just one paycheck away from financial disaster

    The findings were based on a survey of more than 1,000 adults [way too small of a sample size to draw meaningful conclusions]. The researchers interviewed a nationally representative panel designed to be indicative of the U.S. population. ["designed?"]

    The survey provides a sobering look at Americans’ precarious finances even as the economy is improving, jobs are more plentiful and the stock market has — despite this week’s volatility — generally continued its upward trajectory this year. [more; what planet are these people on?]

    [i agree with the headline, but i think it's way worse, with closer to 75% of our population in this state of affairs]

    The Haunting Last Words of Isaac Kappy: “Now, I Am One of Them”

    Isaac Kappy – the actor who accused several Hollywood figures of child abuse – died after throwing himself off a bridge. A few days prior to this fateful day, Kappy posted a haunting video about him “crossing the line” and becoming “one of them”. What actually happened to Isaac Kappy? [more]

    Mystery: Water turns BLOOD RED around Hormuz Island in IRAN for unknown reason (videos and pictures)

    Nobody knows what’s currently going on with the water around Hormuz River in Iran. But one thing is sure… the water around Hormoz in the Strait of Hormuz is currently turning BLOOD RED!

    [how about a little "woo"?]
    This is beautiful! Now PRAY!

    A viral photo of a [CLOUD being viewed by people as a] Christ-like figure with a crown that was captured in Argentina earlier this week has taken the internet by storm. The picture that resembles Jesus Christ with his arms out was captured by amateur photographer Monica Aramayo in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina. She recognized the holy figure in the light shining through the clouds and was able to quickly take a picture of it on Wednesday. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Downward Mobility Creates “Deplorables”

    What the conventional narrative purposefully ignores is the potential for downward mobility, in which one bad decision or investment triggers a drop in economic class and future financial prospects. I’ve been writing for years about the diminishing number of slots in America’s upper middle class, and the realities of diminishing social mobility has been documented by research.

    Are your economic-financial prospects brightening or diminishing? Put another way: are you more likely to experience downward mobility (the reality for most in the bottom 90% and even many in the top 10%) or the conventionally expected upward mobility?

    Those who recognize their precarious hold on their current economic class and the increasing risks of downward mobility are the infamous “deplorables”, those who are voting for non-mainstream candidates left and right, voting for national interests over globalization and so on. [more]

    Newly forming underwater volcano discovered near Mayotte, source of intense earthquake swarm

    Attempts to understand the reason behind the intense volcano-seismic crisis affecting Mayotte since May 2018 have finally resulted in a solid answer - the discovery of newly forming underwater volcano. [more]

    ‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

    ice now being lost five times faster than in the 1990s

    The current losses are doubling every decade, the scientists said, and sea level rise are now running at the extreme end of projections made just a few years ago. [more]

    Border wall along Mexico to go up in national monument, wildlife refuge

    The U.S. government plans to replace barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. [more]

    Occurrence of back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with global warming – “Compound heat waves are projected to grow more rapidly than simple heat waves”

    In 1982, Exxon predicted 2019’s ominous carbon dioxide milestone

    'I'd rather starve to death': Chelsea Manning sent back to jail AGAIN, for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks

    This time, Manning faces a fine of $500 a day if she continues to refuse cooperation after 30 days in jail. The fine will go up to $1,000 a day after two months.

    "I have never heard of jailing a witness for this long," former FBI agent and whistleblower Colleen Rowley told RT. If the grand jury term goes on for 18 months, the fines could exceed half a million dollars, she added, calling it "draconian."

    Rowley added that the jailing of Manning is either illegal retaliation by the Trump administration, "or the case against Julian Assange is just that weak that they absolutely need Chelsea Manning's testimony in order to firm up these specious charges." [more]

  4. News Links, May 17, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Global Trade Collapsing To Depression Levels

    "Significant Slowdown" Spooks Maersk At Mediterranean's Third Largest Port

    Latest data shows surprise slowing in US, China economies as trade war escalates

    Central banks are buying gold at the fastest pace in six years

    More than half of Greeks aged 25-34 live with parents

    Cash, credits and crisis: life in the new European 'precariat'

    The number of working people failing to make ends meet is creating a new, insecure level of society

    China has cut its holdings of US debt to the lowest level in two years amid trade tensions

    Australia's Imploding Housing Market Now Threatens To Unleash Nasty Recession

    French Incomes Place Below Some of America's Poorest States — And the Protesters Know It

    Global air freight is falling in a sign of economic strain

    Former Boeing Engineers Say Relentless Cost-Cutting Sacrificed Safety

    How Deep Is Boeing's Hole?
    The latest stories are not pretty.

    Boeing says it has completed a software update for 737 Max anti-stall system linked to fatal crashes

    Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times

    Farage & Gabbard — Lions of the Great Realignment

    Trump's Huawei Threat Is the Nuclear Option to Halt China's Rise

    The Lunacy Of Waging A War On Iran Which China And Russia Will Win

    Iran's Military "On The Cusp Of War" As US Allies Pull Troops From Iraq

    Pompeo Gets Cold-Shouldered on Iran in Brussels

    US Allies Look to Stay Out of Possible War with Iran

    Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

    Who's Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela's D.C. Embassy?

    What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True

    Protests against 5G mobile continue in Switzerland

    Warren Buffett, Fear, and Greed in Fracked Oil Fields
    Despite the U.S. fracking industry's history of "capital destruction," one of the top investors in the world has bet big that Occidental holds the secret to Permian profits.

    Trade war hurting the U.S. ethanol industry 'badly': U.S. Grains Council

    The Exodus Begins As Foreign Oil Companies Exit Iraq On Security Concerns

    New Trump aid plan for U.S. farmers to rely on direct payments: sources

    'Extreme drought' in North Korea: KCNA

    It's in the Weeds: Herbicide Linked to Human Liver Disease

    Cambridge scientists create world's first living organism with fully redesigned DNA

    Breathing in Mexico City is now like smoking six and a half cigarettes a day

    New Intel security flaws could slow some chips by nearly 20%

    A Cisco Router Bug Has Massive Global Implications
    Aren't these significant threats to the internet? Shouldn't they be banned? -- RF

    Trump Signs Order That Could Limit Chinese Telecom Sales in U.S.

    DC Legislators Push FOIA Amendment That Would Shield Government Emails From FOIA Requesters
    Demonstrating once again the need for Wikileaks. Leaks are, unfortunately, the only way for members of the public to obtain the information they are entitled to. -- RF

    British Government Passes The Buck To Sweden Where The Military Offence Exclusion Protects Julian Assange From Extradition To The US

    [2nd part below]

  5. 5G likely to mess with weather forecasts, but FCC auctions spectrum anyway

    Trump Administration Withholds Information That Could Debunk Russian Interference Claims

    Facebook says removes 265 'fake accounts' linked to Israel

    FBI-CIA Dispute Erupts Over Whether Comey Or Brennan Pushed Steele Dossier

    CNN & MSNBC Caught Meddling in US Democracy
    Both Channels put out fraudulent claims about Presidential polls.

    Dept. of Irony: Pompeo tells Russia: Don't meddle in next U.S. presidential election
    World's biggest meddler lectures others. -- RF

    Social Security just ran a $9 trillion deficit, and nobody noticed

    America's declining birth rate is a warning sign for millions of people's finances

    China has plenty of ways to get back at US for treatment of Huawei

    China cancels US pork import order as trade war drags on

    Trucking & Rail Shipments Sink as US Goods-Based Sector Slows

    Trump administration opens up Minnesota wilderness area to copper mining

    Baby Bust Continues: Births Lowest in 32 Years as Fertility Rate Hits Record Low

    Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline: Average Growth Rate for 6 Months is 0%

    62% Of Millennials Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck, Says Study

    America's educational system is an 'aristocracy posing as a meritocracy'

    Credit card rates are now at their highest level in history and may weigh on the economy

    Trump administration pulls $929 million in funding for California high-speed rail
    Good. "High-speed" rail is totally out of sync with the slower, low-energy future. -- RF

    Subprime Bites: Auto-Loan Delinquencies Spike to Q3 2009 Level, Despite Strongest Labor Market in Years

    As Suicides Rise, Insurers Find Ways to Deny Mental Health Coverage

    Experts: Mounting Corporate Debt Could Cripple Stocks

  6. F-16 pilot ejects before plane crashes into Southern California warehouse

    An F-16 fighter jet on a training mission crashed into a warehouse as it approached to land at March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday, authorities said. The pilot, who ejected safely, and at least 11 other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
    [Star Wars here we come!]
    'Laser weapons' to define Russia's military potential in 21st century - Putin

    Trump hopes Iran submits without a fight, Bolton wants war; Philip Giraldi, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts share their concerns

    [Curly, Larry & Moe]

    Tulsi Gabbard: President Trump must avoid 'very stupid and costly war' with Iran

    5 states sue opioid maker, alleging unlawful marketing fueled epidemic

    Did Israel Kill the Kennedys?

    Did the CIA assassinate Kennedy? [more]

    So, at all stages of the plot, we find a Zionist cabal including business men, politicians and Irgun-connected gangsters, not forgetting media executives, all devoted to Israel.

    The most plausible motive for Israel to kill Kennedy has been revealed by two books: Seymour Hersh's The Samson Option in 1991, then Avner Cohen's Israel and the Bomb in 1998, and the lead has been followed up in 2007 by Michael Karpin in The Bomb in the Basement. What these investigators reveal is that Kennedy, informed by the CIA in 1960 of the military aim pursued at the Dimona complex in the Negev desert, was firmly determined to force Israel to renounce it. With that purpose in mind, he replaced CIA Director Allen Dulles by John McCone, who had, as Eisenhower's chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), leaked to The New York Times the truth about Israel's Dimona project; the story was printed on December 19, 1960, weeks before Kennedy was to take office.

    As Alan Hart writes, "there can be no doubt that Kennedy's determination to stop Israel developing its own nuclear bomb was the prime factor in his decision to appoint McCone."[41] Then Kennedy urged Ben-Gurion to allow regular inspections of Dimona, first verbally in New York in 1961, and later through more and more insistent letters. In the last one, cabled June 15, 1963 to the Israeli ambassador with instruction to hand it personally to Ben-Gurion, Kennedy demanded Ben-Gurion's agreement for an immediate visit followed by regular visits every six months, otherwise "this Government's commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized."[42] The result was unexpected: Ben-Gurion avoided official reception of the letter by announcing his resignation on June 16. As soon as the new Prime Minister Levi Eshkol took office, Kennedy sent him a similar letter, dated July 5, 1963, to no avail. Did Ben-Gurion resign in order to deal with Kennedy from another level?

    Five months later, Kennedy's death relieved Israel of all pressure (diplomatic or otherwise) to stop its nuclear program. [more]

    Waterspout appears off Amelia Island, Florida

    Take a deep breath... air pollution may damage 'every organ in the body'

    [by "may" they mean "does"]

    [next part below]

  7. Friday, 17 May 2019
    Baghdad declines to support Washington's war

    Baghdad won’t let Washington use its territory in war against Iran – Iraq’s envoy

    [Robin presenting information]
    A climate change and extreme weather report - 16 May, 2019

    Signs of extreme climate change from around the world

    [contains ~ 14 min. video and LOTS of links! - great post!]

    [Jonny, i really wish you'd make one of these about JJFH]

    [here we go, starting the roller coaster ride down and out]
    US food crisis: Spring’s record-late arrival in parts of the U.S. has catastrophic consequences for food industry – Food prices set to rise!

    The calendar might have said it was spring more than a month ago, but the physical signs of it around us told a much different story. According to officials data, this was the latest arrival of spring in 38 years of records for parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. Portions of Washington and Oregon also saw the latest spring start on record. In parts of the Plains, in places like South Dakota, Nebraska and even into Oklahoma, a late spring like this year’s only happens once every 10 or more years. Many farming fields are ruined and will not be planted this year. Otherwise, planting has been dramatically delayed. [more]

    Far more wildfire hectares have burned to date in Europe than average

    Midwest Flooding Exposes Another Oil Pipeline Risk — on Keystone XL’s Route

    Olive production leads to bird killings on ‘catastrophic scale’

    Hundreds of thousands of legally-protected birds are killed in southern Europe every year after being sucked out of trees and into machines which are harvesting olives. [more]