Thursday, May 23, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-22

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

2019-05-22 - Blue-green algae carpeting beaches along coastal Sarasota Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Austin Dunn has worked at Bay Shore Gardens for more than six years and is tasked with cleaning up the beach, Big Fish, there. 'I haven’t seen this, what they are calling blue-algae before,' said Dunn. The beaches have been caked up for a couple of weeks. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says blue-green algae is a natural part of the freshwater, brackish, and marine environments here in Florida. But it's new to this beach."

Quote: "A family who came to fish thought they were in for a gorgeous afternoon on the water, but after a couple of minutes of exploration, they changed their minds. 'We’re going to go somewhere else, it’s pretty bad here. It stinks,' one said. 'It’s getting worse. I don’t know what the hell is going on.'"

Quote: "The Florida Department of Environmental Protection confirmed a presence of the Blue-green algae last week and say despite the unpleasant smell, this algae doesn’t carry toxins and it’s not harmful to sea life, but people on the Suncoast are still reeling from the red tide scare that plagued most of Florida."

Quote: "Experts say to avoid blue-green algae areas and to avoid eating fish from those waters to be safe."

Note: So it's safe...but don't swim in it or eat fish that have been in it. The bad smell is hydrogen sulfide produced by ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea eating the decaying algae. Hydrogen sulfide is a deadly poison. Apparently they don't want to talk about that though. Might be bad for tourism and property values and such. Shhhh, don't tell anyone!

2019-05-22  - Toxic blue-green algae hits the reservoir at Wyangala Dam and the Lacklan River (Australia):

Quote: "A high-level warning for blue-green algae has been issued for Wyangala Dam. Blue-green algae concentrations have increased significantly in the Lachlan River arm of the storage with the potential to move through the storage. A red alert level indicates people should not undertake recreational activities where they may come into direct contact with the water such as swimming, as well as domestic use including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets. People are advised not to enter the water, not to drink untreated water or bathe in water drawn from the dam while this red alert level warning is in place."

2019-05-22 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame and causes evacuations in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "A worker at a nearby business said the fire had started at a car wreckers."

2019-05-22 - Landfill fire breaks out near Didcot (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Wildfire breaks out near I-95 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-05-22 - Four men and a woman found dead in five days in coastal Merseyside (Britain):

Quote: "Mystery still surrounds the bodies of four men and one woman, found on Merseyside in the last five days. Merseyside Police told the ECHO that in each instance there were not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. However the cause of the five deaths, one in St Helens, Walton, Kensington, Birkenhead and Wallasey have not yet been revealed."

Note: 'Mommy, what happened to all the people who used to live in Britain?' 'Oh, honey, they all died unsuspiciously and none of the deaths were related!'

2019-05-22 - US Navy barge, two boats and boathouse go up in flames in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "The vintage 63-foot 'admiral’s barge' operated by U.S. Pacific Fleet for dignitary visits, two smaller boats, and the boathouse in which they are housed were damaged by an early morning fire on Sunday, the Navy said."

2019-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:16 AM while parked at home in coastal Saanich (Canada):

Note: These are the 429th, 430th, 431st and 432nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-22 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Bellingham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Dakota Goddard, who also witnessed the incident, said, 'It’s weird thinking about it when you don’t know how it started and you don’t know how it could start. If there was no crash, it could happen to anyone.'"

2019-05-22 - School bus bursts into flame on Rea Avenue in Hawthorne (New Jersey):

2019-05-22 - School bus bursts into flame on the Staten Island Expressway on coastal Staten Island (New York):

Note: These are the 79th, 80th and 81st school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 248th, 249th and 250th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-22 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Saanichton (Canada):

2019-05-22 - Transit bus bursts into flame on the Third Mainland Bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Note: These are the 251st and 252nd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-22 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on highway in Petersburg (Virginia):

Quote: "A tractor-trailer carrying several cars caught fire in Petersburg on Wednesday night."

Note: This is the 29th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-05-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-16 in Candler County (Georgia):

2019-05-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 20 in Perrysburg Township (Ohio):

2019-05-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 near Pleasant Prairie (Wisconsin):

2019-05-22 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire in Anderson County (Kentucky):

Quote: "The barn had a large tractor and other equipment inside. The barn and everything in it was destroyed."

2019-05-22 - Tractor, equipment, 70 tons of straw and barn destroyed by fire in Chitterley (Britain):

Quote: "The contents of the building, including the tractor and machinery have been destroyed."

2019-05-22 - Tractor bursts into flame on North Road in Chideock (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Note: These are the 836th, 837th, 838th, 839th, 840th, 841st and 842nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-22 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at industrial estate in Worthing (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Forklift truck bursts into flame at business on Leacroft Road in Warrington (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Two RVs and shop go up in flames at home in Ridgefield (Oregon):

Quote: "Fire officials say two nearby RVs were badly damaged from the fire, but a nearby home was untouched."

2019-05-22 - RV bursts into flame on Dover Road in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

Note: These are the 181st, 182nd and 183rd RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-05-22 - Van bursts into flame while parked at roofing business on Golden Needles Street in Wilkesboro (North Carolina):

2019-05-22 - Van bursts into flame at 5:48 AM while parked in carpark on Slade Valley Road in coastal Ilfracombe (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Van bursts into flame on the M5 in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2019-05-22 - SUV bursts into flame on US 1 on the coastal Saddlebunch Keys (Florida), separate crash too:

Quote: "A car crash in the Lower Keys closed the entire road at a section of U.S. 1 for about one hour the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. Then, not long after the road opened after the crash, a vehicle fire near mile marker 9 further delayed traffic as the southbound lanes were closed."

2019-05-22 - SUV bursts into flame on I-4 near SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando (Florida):

2019-05-22 - SUV bursts into flame on I-75 in Macon (Georgia):

2019-05-22 - SUV bursts into flame on Donnington Wood Way in Donnington (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Honore Avenue off of Fruitville Road in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-05-22 - Car bursts into flame at shopping center in coastal Galloway Township (New Jersey):

2019-05-22 - Car bursts into flame at 4:47 AM on US 101 one block from the Klamath River (California):

2019-05-22 - Car bursts into flame at 2:37 AM while parked near canal in Worcester (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Haywards Heath (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on H-1 in the Kaimuki area in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2019-05-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at entrance to condos in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-05-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at elementary school in Scottville (Michigan):

2019-05-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:43 AM on the M56 near Warrington (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Several cars and home go up in flames at 1:30 AM near coastal Marysville (Washington), 2 injured:

Quote: "Several cars were burned as well."

2019-05-22 - Vehicles and historic home destroyed by fire on Green Level West Road in Apex (North Carolina):

Quote: "The couple made it out of the home safely, but the house and at least some of the vehicles that were on the property near the house went up in flames and were destroyed."

2019-05-22 - Vehicle and barn destroyed by fire in Chenango (New York):

Quote: "There was a vehicle inside the barn that Bowman says was destroyed in the fire."

2019-05-22 - Barn and landscaping equipment destroyed by fire on Piney Branch Road in Essex (Connecticut):

2019-05-22 - Barn destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Burgin Road in Lawrenceburg (Indiana):

2019-05-22 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on I-270 in Rockville (Maryland):

2019-05-22 - Shopping center heavily damaged by fire on Main Street in Madison Heights (Virginia):

2019-05-22 - Home damaged by garage fire at 3 AM on Black Willow Court in Carolina Forest (South Carolina):

Quote: "Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the fire at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday on Black Willow Court. The fire was in the garage area of the home."

Note: I've heard some people still park vehicles in their garages, if you can believe that!

2019-05-22 - Home damaged by fire on Curtone Road in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2019-05-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:55 AM in Little Falls (New Jersey):

2019-05-22 - Home destroyed by fire in Winnsboro (South Carolina), nobody there:

Quote: "Pope says because the structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, it makes it extremely difficult to figure out how the blaze started. He did say there were no factors they knew of that could have contributed to the fire (cooking, appliance left on, etc.)."

2019-05-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Arlington (Washington):

2019-05-22 - Home destroyed by huge blaze on Alvin Street in Orange County (Florida), dog killed, nobody there:

2019-05-22 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2019-05-22 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee), dog and cat killed:

2019-05-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in coastal Newport (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-05-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Middle River (Maryland):

2019-05-22 - Deadly fire burns home on Nebo Road in Hopkins County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-05-22 - College student, woman, found dead in swimming pool at apartments in San Marcos (Texas):

2019-05-22 - Woman dies in swimming pool at gym in Andheri East area in coastal Mumbai (India):

Quote: "A woman died allegedly of drowning in a swimming pool at Sher-e-Punjab Gymkhana, Andheri East, on Wednesday."

2019-05-22 - Woman, 58, suddenly dies on passenger plane at airport on the island of Majorca (Spain):

Quote: "A British woman has died at Majorca’s Palma Airport on-board a Ryanair flight bound for Edinburgh. It is thought the passenger, 58, fell ill after taking her seat on the flight. Emergency services were called and the plane was emptied during attempts to revive her. Witnesses have speculated that she might have had a heart attack."

2019-05-22 - Worker, man, goes into cardiac arrest and dies at campus in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

Quote: "A worker died Wednesday afternoon from cardiac arrest while working at a construction site on the campus of Winston-Salem State University."

2019-05-22 - Airport employee, man, found dead in trailer at airport in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2019-05-22 - Man, 78, found dead in Louise Lake near empty 'ghost boat' in Cass County (Minnesota):

Quote: "The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a death on Louise Lake on Tuesday afternoon, just 24 hours after it responded to a similar situation on Leech Lake."

2019-05-22 - Woman found dead in Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms (Michigan):

2019-05-22 - Man, 24, has 'medical problem' at jail, dies shortly later, in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2019-05-22 - Man, 55, found dead in the Missouri River near St. Joseph (Missouri):

Quote: "Last week, troopers found Brown's trailer on a boat ramp at Nodaway Island along the Missouri River with his vehicle still running."

2019-05-22 - Man, 68, found dead near Elberta (Utah):

2019-05-22 - Soccer player, woman, 22, found dead next to motorcycle on road in Valle del Cauca (Colombia):

2019-05-22 - Man, 43, found dead on Watcombe Beach near coastal Torquay (Britain):

Quote: "The search was carried out after police and coastguard officers left a separate incident involving a woman in the water at Torquay Marina. Ambulance crews worked at the scene for an hour to treat the woman at the Marina car park and she was later taken to hospital."

2019-05-22 - Man found dead on beach near Monks Ferry railway station in coastal Birkenhead (Britain):

Quote: "It is believed a man's body was on the coastline but it was not thought to have been in the water."

2019-05-22 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing at McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa (Tennessee):

Quote: "There was a medical emergency with a passenger on board, according to the Federal Aviation Authority."

2019-05-22 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes, in Lewisburg (West Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officers believe the person driving suffered a medical emergency, but the accident is still under investigation."

2019-05-22 - Private jet crashes and burns in field near Indianapolis (Indiana), 2 killed:

2019-05-22 - Small plane crashes and burns in Terry (Mississippi), engine failure:

2019-05-22 - Tour bus crashes in Tuscany (Italy), 1 killed, 10 injured:

2019-05-22 - Minibus crashes, bursts into flame, on I-40 near US 501 in Durham (North Carolina):

2019-05-22 - Pickup truck crashes at 2:43 AM, bursts into flame, on I-25 in Adams County (Colorado), 1 killed:

2019-05-22 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Lancaster County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-05-22 - Car and tractor trailer crash shortly after 6 AM on bridge over the San Jacinto River in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "The crash happened after 6 a.m. on the interstate's westbound side at the bridge over the San Jacinto River, according to deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office."

2019-05-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into fence, in Fayetteville (North Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver, who may have suffered a medical emergency, was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a closure of a portion of Southern Avenue, Fayetteville police said in a news release."

2019-05-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into hotel, in Madison (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2019-05-22 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on McHenry Road in Harrison County (Mississippi):

2019-05-22 - Car veers off road at 3:15 AM, crashes into pole, on the 710 Freeway in South Gate (California), 4 killed:

2019-05-22 - Car crashes into freeway barrier, bursts into flame, on Loop 101 in Chandler (Arizona), 1 killed:

2019-05-22 - Man hallucinates, causes disturbance, wanders into traffic, becomes unresponsive, in Winnipeg (Canada):

Quote: "Around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) was notified of a man causing public disturbances in the city. Reports said that the man, who was believed to be hallucinating, was wandering into traffic in the area of Provencher Boulevard and Tache Avenue, where he attempted to enter numerous vehicles and entered a restaurant. He then boarded a bus, where Police located him. The man was found to be in medical distress by officers and an ambulance was requested. The man soon became unresponsive and was transported to hospital. He remains in critical condition."

2019-05-22 - Sinkhole opens on I-265 in Floyd County (Indiana):

2019-05-22 - Sinkhole opens on bike path in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-05-22 - Sinkhole opens along Princess Road in coastal Poole (Britain):

2019-05-22 - Parking garage collapses under dump truck in North Bergen (New Jersey):

2019-05-22 - Scientists predict the 'Big One' will occur during a 'slow slip event' on the West Coast, which is what is happening right now:

2019-05-22 - Heatwave heads to Israel:

2019-05-22 - Powerful EF3 tornado touches down and causes catastrophic damage in Jefferson City (Missouri), 20+ injured:

Quote: "A preliminary review by the National Weather Service found that the powerful tornado that ravaged Missouri's capital Wednesday night rated at least an EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, indicating maximum wind speeds of 160 mph. The tornado touched down in Jefferson City, around 11:40 p.m. local time, ripping buildings apart and overturning cars."

Quote: "Only about 5% of all tornadoes are rated EF-3 or higher, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller."

2019-05-22 - Heavy rain and flooding submerge parts of Turley (Oklahoma), people rescued by boat:

Quote: "Rescue teams ended up saving 23 people and 13 animals by boat this morning."

2019-05-22 - Mississippi River above flood state for a record 137 consecutive days in Natchez (Mississippi):

Quote: "As of May 21, 2019, the Mississippi River at Natchez, MS has been above the flood stage of 14.63 m (48 feet) for 137 consecutive days. This is well longer than any time since 1927 when the previous record of 77 days was set."

2019-05-22 - Meteor lights up the sky over northern New Zealand:


  1. There's very little information on this wreck, but it happened at 1 AM. It appears to me that the SUV veered across the center lines and ran into the semi head on. So he could've been drunk, fell asleep, or it was a Gas Gas Gas....

  2. Now, see - we had a tornado warning last night around 11. My phone woke me up after ringing annoyingly 3 separate times. i pushed "confirm" and fell back to sleep immediately. My wife and grand-daughter (living with us for the summer) who were up watching the NBA basketball game said it got real quiet outside. They opened the front door to hear an eerie whistling noise. The tornado "fizzled out" near Downingtown, just down the hill from us. They were scared. No reports of damage as yet.

    An EF-3 must be unbelievable! 160 mph winds? Are you kidding? i'd have shit myself and passed out from fear anywhere near that, jeez!

    Fran, Mike and Jonny - you all have experience with these kind of weather conditions and know what to do. Any time i hear about one of these monsters in the mid-west i think of you three. Be safe and check in (if you can)!

    Violent tornadoes hit Missouri, extensive damage reported, at least 3 deaths and 20 injured

    Another wave of severe thunderstorms hit central United States Wednesday into Thursday, May 22 into 23, 2019. The National Weather Service received 38 tornado reports over the past 24, of which one violent tore directly through Jefferson City, Missouri. There have been nearly 100 tornado reports across the central U.S. since Monday, May 20. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.23.19 Global food crisis ahead as extreme weather events devastate crops and field [~ 15.25 min.]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (May 23, 2019) [~ 31 min.]

    Farmageddon - Crops Not Planted World Wide [~ 8.5 min.]

    [i'm not sure about this person's credentials, but listen]

    Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.

    Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs. [more]

    Stocks And Bonds Are Both Sending The Exact Same Message As Wall Street Braces For A Very Uncertain Future

    Slowly but surely, Wall Street is starting to understand that the good times are over. For months, most investors were absolutely convinced that the U.S. and China would be able to work out a trade deal because the alternative would simply be too painful for both sides. But now trade talks are completely dead, and Wall Street is starting to come to grips with the reality that we really are facing a very long trade war. Unless there is a major miracle, this trade war with China is likely to last until the presidential election in 2020, and if Trump wins it could go a lot longer than that. And of course this comes at a time when the U.S. economy is already slowing down dramatically. The economic optimism of the last couple of years is being replaced by a deep sense of gloom, and we are starting to see this reflected in the behavior of the markets. [more]

    Friday, 24 May 2019
    US imports oil from VENEZUELA
    ADMITTING FAILURE? U.S Imports Venezuela’s Oil For The First Time In Weeks

    Banned CFC levels rise in China

    Scientists Track a Banned Climate Pollutant's Mysterious Rise to East China

    [more below]

    1. Tom regarding the guy who's credentials you had in question, well, he is certified by the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge Society. Or KOOKS.

  3. The DISGUSTING position of Amnesty Interantional

    Amnesty International declares Julian Assange “not a prisoner of conscience”

    according to Amnesty International (AI), neither Assange nor Manning are “prisoners of conscience” and their defence is not being actively pursued by the human rights charity. [more]

    [like the White Helmets, these people are FRAUDS and their "organization" is a sham - FUCK THEM!]

    Barge hits Dam in Webbers Falls OK - Dam damaged Army corp investigating [~ 3.5 min. video and some text] [only link provided]

    Julian Assange recent i[n]dictments show us the end of Freedom of Press [~ 10.5 min. video]

    Caitlin Johnstone on Julian Assange

    How Many Times Must Assange Be Proven Right Before People Start Listening?

    And there it is. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged by the Trump administration’s Justice Department with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act, carrying a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. Exactly as Assange and his defenders have been warning would happen for nearly a decade.

    What is happening at Lake Almanor, north of Oroville on the Feather River.

    There are no measurements of lake levels at Lake Almanor which may hold the key to Oroville dam failure

    There have been NO reports of lake levels since May 11. [more]

    [~ 17.5 min. Robin Westenra video]

  4. [Once again Robin posts the entirety of what i select from]

    News Links, May 24, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Technology Is Not Just Disruptive, It's Disastrously Deflationary
    Deflation eats credit-dependent, mass-consumption economies alive from the inside.

    PMI "Consistent with GDP Growing at an Annualized rate of Just 1.2%"
    The Markit composite PMI is barely above contraction level. Economic activity in the US is at the stall rate.

    The dollar may be knocked off its pedestal

    Venezuela Peace Talks Open in Norway; US Neocons Raging Mad!

    No War With Iran, Say 62 Groups in Letter to Congress

    Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials [1/2 of what was said yesterday]

    Venezuela - After Opposition Support 'Deflated' - U.S. Targets Food Aid Supply

    US Economic War on Venezuela Targets CLAP Food Program Relied on by Millions
    Starve them into submission! -- RF

    Sea Of Red: Majority Of U.S. Shale Companies Took A Beating Q1 2019

    World's Top Oil Firms Combined Q1 Profits Shrink 4%

    Dept. of Irony: Sanctions Are a Bitch – U.S. Refiners Importing Russian Oil Like Mad

    Virtual Pipelines: A Dangerous New Way to Transport Fracked Gas by Truck (US)

    E. coli risk leads to recall of more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef before Memorial Day

    Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms

    Glyphosate effects on earthworms

    Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge' and record heat for the Southeast

    It's not just WhatsApp, most messaging apps likely have security vulnerabilities

    Doctored report: Has OPCW Become a Four-Letter Word? [yep]

    Monsanto Spied On Both Sides Of Pesticide Debate In At Least 7 European Nations [of course!]

    Election-Meddling Follies, 1945-2019

    France threatens journalists with jail time for exposing use of French arms in Yemen

    They've Stolen Our Future! — Collapse is in the cards

    Which Major West Coast City Is Being Overwhelmed By Rats, Drugs, Crime, Piles Of Garbage And Hordes Of Homeless People?

    The World Is Getting Increasingly Dumber, Study Finds

    Chinese Oil Buyers Shun U.S. Crude

    Explainer: China's rare earth supplies could be vital bargaining chip in U.S. trade war

    China's Insurmountable Global Weakness: Its Currency

    Why Trump's Huawei Ban Is Unlikely To Persist (MoA)

    Donald Trump says Huawei could 'possibly be included' in deal to end trade war

    Suddenly US Service-Sector Growth Dives, Manufacturing Gets Even Weaker

    How Tech Unicorns Are Just Like China's "Ghost Cities"

    Millennials and Gen Z Are Increasingly Pessimistic About Their Lives, Survey Finds

    Subprime Profit-Machine Hiccups: Credit-Card Charge-Offs Rise Across Banking System

    Chinese tariffs devastate Maine lobster industry

    Auto industry cutting jobs at the fastest pace since the financial crisis

    Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

    Government Generously Hands Back Two-Thirds Of The $626,000 It Stole From Two Men Driving Through Missouri

    Housing Collapse 2.0 Continues as Predicted Here … as does everything else!

    "A Distressed Credit And Restructuring Story": Morgan Stanley Warns Tesla Is Facing Bankruptcy

    Wall Street is becoming convinced the trade war is here to stay and will only get worse

    Is a college degree worth owing thousands in student loans?

    The Retail Apocalypse Returns!

  5. i thought so too, Mike. i can't imagine running head first into a semi, both moving in opposite directions, no less - whoa. Serious impact, so much mass, gee-yod. Probably gonna be a choice way to commit suicide, before long. It's probably quick, and beats starvation, for most people, i suppose ..

    These self-proclaimed people, thinking they have all the answers, peddling some line-a crap to buy - i almost never listen to them. On that one, i was listening for places i hadn't heard are having trouble growing crops. He didn't have any new ones and didn't even list the marine die-off, which is enormous and will have "implications" for humanity, shortly.

    Stay well, Mike.

  6. 'We need to be caring for each other': 16-year-old helps man in wheelchair get home before severe weather strikes

    Seth Phillips, 16, jumped out of his mother's car to help Gregory Beck, a double amputee, get home before severe weather hit on Tuesday.

    Residents of Missouri know that when the outdoor warning siren sounds, which is activated when there is a tornado warning for the area, it’s time to seek shelter. One man, a double amputee, was leaving a grocery store about a quarter mile from his home when the sirens started to go off. Thankfully, a 16-year-old stepped in to help when it seemed no one else would.

    Seth pushed Beck in his wheelchair up a hill to his home — a hill that Beck says takes him 25 minutes to traverse. He has to stop up to 10 times to rest before he makes it to his door.

    "His only complaint was, 'it makes me sad that people would rather fly by and honk at a disabled person rather than to lend a hand,'" said Gilleylen [more; Seth's mom].

    [more; aye - good-on ye, lahd! Show'n good character]

    [musical interlude after surviving a tornado]

    Dub Pure and Clean Selection #4 (Instrumental/Psy-Dub) [~ 67 min.]

    [news is starting to come out]

    With six warnings Thursday, Pennsylvania already has exceeded its annual tornado average

    [if you look on the map i'm one of the blue dots on the right side of the arc on the right-hand lower corner of the state - southern Chester County]

    All six warnings expired without incident, but the outbreak of severe weather — in strength and severity — over a short period of time is notable. Especially when it seems to be part of an unending pattern of extreme weather events this season.

    At least 16 tornadoes have been preliminarily confirmed in the commonwealth this year, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. The state’s average for an entire year is closer to eight, according to a storms event database that goes all the way back to 1950. [more]

    The Evidence We Were Never Supposed to See About The Douma 'Gas' Attack

    the OPCW deliberately concealed from both the public and the press the existence of a dissenting 15-page assessment of two cylinders which had supposedly contained molecular chlorine - perhaps the most damning evidence against the Assad regime in the entire report.

    The OPCW officially maintains that these canisters were probably dropped by an aircraft - probably a helicopter, presumably Syrian - over Douma on 7 April 2018. But the dissenting assessment, which the OPCW made no reference to in its published conclusions, finds there is a "higher probability that both cylinders were manually placed at those two locations rather than being delivered from aircraft".
    [more; (probably CIA backed/created) White Helmets being sloppy and careless - the kinda shit you'd expect from a flailing empire going down and out]

    North Korea blames U.S. for failed summit, urges 'new calculation'

    Meddling 101: US Army research center publishes strategy to destabilize Russia

    [believe me, they have plans for us too]

    [more below]

  7. Reporters Without Borders: Israel is guilty of war crimes against the press

    The morning after the director-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) received the Dan David Prize at a ceremony in Tel Aviv, he accused Israel of war crimes.

    "It is a war crime to target journalists because they are journalists," Christophe Deloire told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. "When Israel shot those journalists, it was intentional... The journalists could be clearly identified as journalists, with cameras and jackets and it could not be just by chance." [more]

    Pakistan announces testing of ballistic missile in response to India test

    Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska's third this year

    At least 60 dead gray whales have been found .. from Mexico to Alaska. [more]

    Dead gray whale washes ashore in Point Reyes - 12th for the San Francisco Bay Area this year

    Dim future? IQ rates are mysteriously declining throughout much of the developed world

    People are getting dumber. That's not a judgment; it's a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline. [more; what would you expect, living in a toxic environment that too many other species can no longer tolerate?]

    Some environmental factor - or collection of factors - is causing a drop in the IQ scores of parents and their own children, and older kids and their younger siblings. One leading explanation is that the rise of lower-skill service jobs has made work less intellectually demanding, leaving IQs to atrophy as people flex their brains less.

    There are also other possibilities, largely untested, such as global warming making food less nutritious or information-age devices sapping our ability to focus. [more; all that and more]

    [last piece follows]

  8. [ah, here we go, then! Now for something completely different]

    Actor John Cleese talks to reincarnation researcher Dr Jim Tucker about children's past life memories

    Regular readers of the Grail will know that legendary comedian and Monty Python alumni John Cleese has a deep interest in research into the survival of consciousness beyond death. And if you're interested in that topic, the place to go is the Division of Perceptual Studies (DoPS) at the University of Virginia, which has hosted researchers of the caliber of Dr Bruce Greyson (NDEs) and the late Dr Ian Stevenson (reincarnation memories).

    So it's no surprise to see a [~ 9 min.] video posted recently online, embedded below, by the DoPS in which another researcher there, Dr Jim Tucker, is interviewed by John Cleese himself. [more]

    [in case you missed it]
    'Oumuamua was a fragment from a disintegrated comet

    'Oumuamua's strange trajectory back out to interstellar space can be explained if the object was a comet fragment with the density of air.

    Before we ever saw 'Oumuamua, it was part of an interstellar comet. As the comet approached our Sun - after billions of years spent traveling between stars - it disintegrated. By the time our telescopes picked it up, 'Oumuamua was a mere fragment left over from an epic journey.

    'Oumuamua is a so-called fractal aggregate, a porous pile of icy dust. [more; i liked the space ship idea better]

    This May Be The End Of Secureteam

    [he's been de-monetized]

  9. Well, I tweeted my dissatisfaction about the demonetization of SecureTeam to the YouTube folks. That sucks. Hope they fix it!

    This is also partly why I keep money off the table. If my ability to speak the truth is contingent on an influx of other people's money, then I'd be vulnerable in the same way. I'd rather be poor than vulnerable. Also, I just plain have a problem with making money reporting on the misery and dying of my fellow human beings. That's really the main reason I avoid monetization right there, but avoiding this kind of vulnerability is definitely a factor too. If you aren't monetized, you can't be DE-monetized!