Friday, May 24, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-23

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

2019-05-23 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits large area in Louisville (Kentucky):

Quote: "Several Louisville residents have reported smelling natural gas in their neighborhoods Thursday, but crews are having trouble pinpointing the source. Metrosafe said it has been getting calls from a large area near Frankfort Avenue, Zorn Avenue and Brownsboro Road in Crescent Hill. They started rolling in around 9:30 a.m. Louisville Gas & Electric said it also has gotten several calls about the gas odor in those areas, as well as some from the Highlands neighborhood. An LG&E spokesperson confirmed they found no natural gas leaks in the area. Natural gas typically smells like rotten eggs or sulfur."

Quote: "Louisville Gas & Electric says it has investigated about 100 separate calls concerned about an odor in several Louisville neighborhoods today, but crews have not found any gas leaks or the source of the stench."

2019-05-23 - Unknown stench hits Hedge End (Britain), near the coast:

2019-05-23 - Mysterious explosion reported in Harwinton (Connecticut):

Quote: "A Cobble Street resident reported hearing a 'loud explosion' Thursday night, but firefighters and a state trooper were unable to determine the cause. Firefighters said the call came in around 7 p.m. from the resident who reported the explosion in the Cobble Road/Woodchuck Lane area. 'An investigation of the area by Fire Department units and a State Trooper failed to determine a cause.'"

2019-05-23 - Wildfire breaks out in the wee hours on coastal Brown's Island on the Outer Banks (North Carolina), nobody on the island:

Quote: "A fire on privately owned Brown's Islands near the Outer Banks sent up a huge smoke plume near Harkers Island, east of Beaufort, North Carolina on May 23, 2019. The smoke could be seen, and smelled for miles around Carteret County."

Quote: "Nobody was on the island, the department said, and it did not threaten the mainland."

2019-05-23 - Numerous wildfires rage across Israel as heatwave broils the county, Netanyahu asks for help:

Quote: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the Foreign Ministry to reach out to nearby countries for 'immediate' assistance in putting out the hundreds of fires that were ravaging the country Thursday evening, destroying dozens of houses and forcing the evacuation of some 3,500 from their homes."

2019-05-23 - SUV bursts into flame just before 11 PM while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in coastal Sea Isle City (New Jersey), 1300 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Around 10:30 p.m., homeowner Janice Patano pulled into her driveway and went inside. Moments later, she came outside and that’s when she saw smoke coming out of the hood of her 2014 Hyundai Sante Fe. Patano said she was driving from Blue Bell to her home on Central Avenue, where she was planning on staying most of the summer. Now, her car and her home are charred and burned."

Note: She's gonna be spending Memorial Day remembering when she had a home!

2019-05-23 - Gas station damaged by explosion and fire in Colborne (Canada), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "The OFM is investigating the cause of the fire, Burgess said. 'The employee indicated an explosion which we believe initiated the fire,' he said."

2019-05-23 - Two recycling centers erupt in flame across the street from each other in El Paso (Texas):

Quote: "El Paso firefighters contained two fires at two recycling facilities in South El Paso."

2019-05-23 - Wildfire grows to 200 acres and closes I-95 near coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-05-23 - Barge bursts into flame on the Lancaster Canal in Preston (Britain):

Note: This is the 433rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M25 in Surrey (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Rome (Italy):

Quote: "It is the latest ATAC bus to burst into flames on Rome's streets but the incident will prove more embarrassing than usual for the city as the electric vehicle had only been in service for 10 days."

Quote: "A public transport bus burst into flames in Rome's central via Sistina street early on Thursday. The driver of the electric bus got all the passengers off and no one was hurt, sources said. It is the latest in a string of such episodes in the capital, including a spectacular fire that took grip of a bus in the Rome's Via del Tritone street a year ago."

Note: So switching from gas to electric buses doesn't seem to have solved their problem with buses going up in flames. Not exactly shocking. These are the 253rd and 254th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Chambersburg Road in Franklin Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 7 AM on I-95 in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

Quote: "An 18-wheel truck caught fire on I-95 South, near mile marker 93 just before 7 a.m. this morning. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident."

2019-05-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 4 AM on I-75 in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2019-05-23 - Tractor bursts into flame in Trenton (Missouri):

2019-05-23 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, north of Winchester (Canada):

Note: These are the 843rd, 844th, 845th, 846th and 847th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-23 - Van bursts into flame near 82nd Drive and Oatfield Road in Gladstone (Oregon):

2019-05-23 - Van bursts into flame on the island of Anglesey (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Van bursts into flame on the outskirts of Brampton (Britain):

2019-05-23 - SUV bursts into flame on Harding's Lane in Gillingham (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Wick Road in Milborne Port (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Multiple cars go up in flames while parked near airport in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

Quote: "Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to a report of multiple cars on fire close to the Norfolk International Airport Thursday afternoon."

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 170 in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame at Walmart in San Angelo (Texas):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on Court Street in Alton (Illinois), 1800 feet from the Mississippi River:

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 34 near Monmouth (Illinois):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-385 in Laurens County (South Carolina):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame in the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel near coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 near Maybrook (New York):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on the Bass Highway in Montumana (Australia):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on Fairfield Road in Buxton (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 in Cornwall (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on West Street in Comberton (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Car bursts into flame in Windermere (Britain):

Quote: "Car Fire(South Lakeland) 23 May 2019 At 07:42, one fire engine from Windermere fire station attended a car fire in Windermere. Firefighters used one breathing apparatus and two hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. Crews were on scene for approximately 45 minutes."

2019-05-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Ottawa (Canada):

2019-05-23 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked inside workshop in Beverley (Britain), 9 miles from coastal Hull:

Quote: "Beverley. Thu 23 May 2019 14:53 (No:11074) Motorcycle inside workshop involved in fire. Fire extinguished by on site staff using three foam extinguishers and two CO2 extinguishers. Thermal Image Camera and PPV fan in use. Fire Service removed motorcycle to open air."

2019-05-23 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:43 AM on Dringshaw (street) in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Dringshaw, Hull. Thu 23 May 2019 02:43 (No:11051) Motorbike involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-05-23 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Pickering Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Pickering Road, Hull. Thu 23 May 2019 18:35 (No:11092) Motorcycle on fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-05-23 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Middleham Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Middleham Close, Hull. Thu 23 May 2019 18:34 (No:11093) Motorcycle on fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-05-23 - Horse trailer bursts into flame on Cross O' Th' Hill Road in Malpas (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Pickup truck, utility vehicle, ATVs and garage destroyed by fire at home near Rittman (Ohio):

Quote: "A pickup truck was destroyed in the fire along with other all-terrain vehicles and a Gator utility vehicle."

2019-05-23 - RV trailer and home destroyed by fire in Novinger (Missouri):

Quote: "KTVO's reporter on scene also saw that a camper next to the home was fully engulfed in flames."

2019-05-23 - Auto shop heavily damaged by huge fire just before 2:30 AM in coastal Ventura (California):

2019-05-23 - Barn destroyed by fire in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-23 - Barn and farm machinery destroyed by fire at 1:10 AM on Oak Drive in the Town of Kinnickinnic (Wisconsin):

2019-05-23 - Strip mall hit by massive fire, 5 businesses destroyed, on South Main Street in Kannapolis (North Carolina):

2019-05-23 - Restaurant and office destroyed by fire in Colleyville (Texas):

2019-05-23 - Storage facility damaged by fire just before 2 AM in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2019-05-23 - Remodeling business heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM in Blaine (Minnesota):

2019-05-23 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire at 12:10 AM in the Tottenham area in coastal London (Britain):

2019-05-23 - High-rise office building damaged by fire in New Delhi (India):

2019-05-23 - Mobile home destroyed by fire south of Kilgore (Texas):

2019-05-23 - Home under construction damaged by fire on Montrose Avenue in Richmond (Virginia), nobody there:

2019-05-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Ancient Mariner Lane on coastal Pawleys Island (South Carolina), 750 feet from the ocean:

2019-05-23 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:35 AM on 19th Avenue West in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

2019-05-23 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in Rankin (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-23 - Hotel damaged by fire in coastal Portsmouth (New Hampshire), 2100 feet from the coast:

2019-05-23 - Hotel devastated by fire at 3:30 AM in Toronto (Canada):

2019-05-23 - Deadly fire burns home just before midnight on Lofty Lane in Montana Mines (West Virginia):

2019-05-23 - Deadly fire burns commercial building in coastal Mumbai (India), 2 killed:

2019-05-23 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours in West Terre Haute (Indiana):

2019-05-23 - Another gray whale washes ashore dead in the Bay Area (California):

Quote: "Another dead gray whale washed ashore in the Bay Area Thursday morning, this time at a beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County."

2019-05-23 - More than 300 sea birds wash ashore dead on the Mendocino Coast (California):

Quote: "Starting on Wednesday, May 22, hundreds of Common Murres, an ocean-going bird native to the Pacific Coast from the Channel Islands to the tip of the Aleutians in Alaska, have been reported washed up dead or dying on beaches along a 10-mile stretch of coastline in Mendocino County between Noyo Bay and Seaside Beach. Local wildlife observers say it’s too early to tell what is causing the die-off."

Quote: "'The carcasses that wash ashore are a small fraction of the dead birds,' said Prof. Julia Parrish, the executive director of COASST and associate dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. 'It could be 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on wave action and scavenger activity.'"

2019-05-23 - Fish dying from unknown cause in the Neuse River near New Bern (North Carolina):

Quote: "State environmental crews are investigating a disturbing fish kill in the Neuse River. They're trying to figure out why numerous schools of menhaden are breaking out in sores and dying in the river near New Bern. They say it is unusual because it is still early in the yearly river cycle. The images are grotesque. Fish in the Neuse River swimming around with their insides hanging out. A closer look shows menhaden saddled with open sores and lesions."

2019-05-23 - Two men, both 59, go out on boat, both found dead in the Rappahannock River after empty 'ghost boat' found, near coastal Mosquito Point (Virginia):

Quote: "The bodies of two boaters who went missing Sunday morning were recovered from the Rappahannock River Thursday. 59-year-old Mark Ringenberg and 59-year-old Stephen Perkins departed from Weems, Virginia, Sunday morning. Dispatchers from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission contacted watchstanders at Sector Hampton Roads command center Sunday evening and notified them that a 15-foot boat was found with keys in the ignition, shoes on the deck and cold drinks in a cooler. The boat was unoccupied."

2019-05-23 - Woman, late 50s, found dead in swimming pool at apartments in coastal Lake Park (Florida), 2400 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman found unresponsive in a pool in Lake Park on Thursday morning. The body was found in a pool located in the 1500 block of Crescent Circle, which is just south of Northlake Lake Boulevard and west of US 1. A PBSO spokesperson says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and foul play is not expected."

2019-05-23 - Man dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Santa Monica State Beach (California):

2019-05-23 - Soldier, man, 19, falls into the Rio Grande and dies at Big Bend National Park (Texas):

2019-05-23 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Far Rockaway (New York):

2019-05-23 - Man, 46, found dead in the water at Carr Creek Lake Marina, empty 'ghost boat' nearby, in Hindman (Kentucky):

2019-05-23 - Man, 42, drops dead at home in Sunnyside (New York), 2 miles from the coast:

2019-05-23 - Man drops dead at Clement Park in Jefferson County (Colorado):

2019-05-23 - Woman, 60, found dead in pond at her home in Colquitt County (Georgia):

2019-05-23 - Boy, 16, found dead in the Guyandotte River near Barboursville (West Virginia):

2019-05-23 - Woman, 58, falls off bridge onto rocky creek bank and dies in Etowah County (Alabama):

2019-05-23 - Man, 54, prosecutor, has 'medical issue' at 6:45 AM and drops dead at home in Shoshone (Idaho):

Quote: "According to the Shoshone Police Department, emergency crews responded about 6:45 a.m. to his home, where it was reported that Paul was having an unknown medical issue. Upon their arrival it was determined that Paul wasn’t breathing. Crews tried to resuscitate him, police said, but those efforts proved unsuccessful. Paul was pronounced dead at his home."

2019-05-23 - Person found dead in pond at Langston University in Langston (Oklahoma):

2019-05-23 - Person found dead in the Deschutes River near Rainier (Washington):

2019-05-23 - Man slumps over dead in car near Bowman (South Carolina):

2019-05-23 - Man, 69, found dead in Mosquito Creek on the island of Trinidad:

2019-05-23 - Man, 70, dies while diving near the Hormigas Islands (Spain):

2019-05-23 - Man in his 20s found dead in beach in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Man, 32, has chest pains on boat near coastal Nags Head (North Carolina):

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man off the North Carolina coast after he suffered a medical emergency, according to a news release. USCG reports a 32-year-old man was about 12 miles east of Oregon Inlet on Thursday when he began having chest pains."

2019-05-23 - Air ambulance plane lands at airport, nose gear collapses, in coastal Hamilton (New Zealand):

2019-05-23 - Small plane crashes into home in McKinney (Texas), 2 injured:

2019-05-23 - Small plane makes emergency landing in Phalaborwa (South Africa), engine failure:

2019-05-23 - Helicopter crashes at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia (Illinois):

2019-05-23 - Helicopter crashes north of Pittsfield (Illinois):

2019-05-23 - Tanker truck overturns at 11:46 PM on the New Jersey Turnpike near Edison (New Jersey):

2019-05-23 - Tractor trailer's brakes fail, truck crashes into home in the Oakland Hills area in coastal Oakland (California):

2019-05-23 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, bursts into flame, in Pittsville (Maryland):

2019-05-23 - SUV overturns several times, lands in marsh, near the Forest River Bridge in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Spokeswoman Jenel Few said an SUV flipped several times, ran off Ga. 204 and came to rest in the marsh just before the Forest River Bridge."

2019-05-23 - Car and transit bus collide head-on in Mansfield (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2019-05-23 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in McCracken County (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-05-23 - Man, 32, goes berserk on passenger plane, tries to strangle woman then drops dead, plane returns to Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "A Russian man died of heart failure on board a plane just moments after a shocking air rage outburst in which he allegedly tried to strangle a female passenger. Customers on the Airbus A320 were terrified after the unnamed 32-year-old aggressor grabbed a woman by the neck. He threatened fellow passengers on the flight from Moscow, saying: 'If you want to live, put up your hands' and claiming: 'We are going to die, the pilots are asleep!' But after being restrained and strapped to a seat he collapsed and died."

2019-05-23 - Sinkhole opens on street in Mount Vernon (New York):

2019-05-23 - Sinkhole opens on seafront road in coastal Portslade (Britain):

2019-05-23 - Building collapses in Gombak (Malaysia), 2+ killed, 3 injured:

2019-05-23 - Unseasonably warm temps hit Japan:

2019-05-23 - Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean off Amatignak Island (Alaska):

2019-05-23 - Lightning strikes kill 20 people in two weeks across Iran:

2019-05-23 - Major chemical companies have been flouting environmental laws for years, EU watchdog accused of sweeping scandal under the rug:


  1. Well, we made it through another week, Jonny, Fran, Mike D. and all other readers of JJFH today.

    Not that conditions are improving.

    So two recycling centers across the street from each other were involved in massive fires, two guys go out fishing and are both found dead, the two Hull events were 1 minute apart, but on different streets, and some poor woman lost her car and her vacation home in NJ. Total coincidences i'm sure . ..

    Sea birds dying in big numbers on the West Coast (along with whales) and fish are dying on the East Coast in NC (and FL, to name at least one more state having similar problems).

    On a local note, there's no doubt that the 2 very large oak trees, less than 50' from my house are dying - the leafing out process is over and both trees are decidedly THIN, compared to other years.

    Yukon Indian Chief: We are seeing birds up in our community we have never seen before – Their migrations are changing – The snow is changing – The rivers are changing – Everything is changing right in front of our eyes

    Officials in the Yukon’s most northern community have declared a state of emergency, saying the traditional way of life in Old Crow is under threat. “It’s going to be the blink of an eye before my great grandchild is living in a completely different territory, and if that’s not an emergency, I don’t know what is,” said Dana Tizya-Tramm, chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, after a ceremony marking the state of emergency May 19. [more]

    Climate of DESPAIR? U.S. births fell to a 32-year low in 2018 – Birthrate in record SLUMP

    The U.S. birthrate fell again in 2018, to 3,788,235 births — representing a 2% drop from 2017. It’s the lowest number of births in 32 years, according to a new federal report. The numbers also sank the U.S. fertility rate to a record low. The birthrate is a barometer of despair. People won’t make plans to have babies unless they’re optimistic about the future.[more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.24.19 Eight million salmon killed in a week by sudden surge of algae in Norway [~ 31 min.]

    Trump administration plans to close 9 Job Corps centers

    The remaining 16 would be transferred to the Department of Labor and run by contractors [more]

    Firefighters working to protect town of High Level

    The Chuckegg Creek Fire in Northern Alberta has burned more than 241,000 acres (97,600 hectares) [more]

    More misery for the Mid-West with more record-breaking floods inundating parts of central US as the relentless deluge continues

    BOOM! The fiery colossus, Mount Agung volcano Indonesia spews lava and showers of rocks over a distance of about 3 km (2 miles)

    [seemorerocks has more on this]

    Saturday, 25 May 2019

    Bali's Mount Agung erupts and spews

    Production of mangoes feared to drop by up to 70% in India due to cold, moist weather

    Dead gray whale found near Kalaloch, Washington is 24th on Pacific NW coast this year

    Lightning strike kills 100 animals in Poonch, Kashmir

    [more below]

  2. Monster tornado that ripped 20-mile trail of destruction through Missouri capital was almost a mile wide

    [by comparison, the ones around here were glorified dust devils]

    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]

    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]

    Crops in the Spanish region of Murcia hit once again by hail - up to 100% loss in some districts

    Manuel Martínez, vice-president of the agricultural cooperatives federation Fecoam, said that "up to one hundred percent of the harvest has been lost in some areas, such as the Macetúa area, where there was a lot of rainfall and hail." The actual extent of the damage has yet to be evaluated. [more]

    Real journalists react to Assange Espionage Act charges: 'Modern fascism is breaking cover'

    Reflections on the Julian Assange indictments
    The State vs the people [~ 18.5 min. video]

    ‘It’s Raining Plastic’: Researchers Find Microscopic Fibers in Colorado Rain Samples

    In 90 percent of the samples Wetherbee found a rainbow wheel of plastics, mostly fibers and mostly colored blue. Those could have been shed like crumbs from synthetic clothing. But he also found other shapes, like beads and shards. The plastics were tiny, needing magnification of 20 to 40 times to be visible and they were not dense enough to be weighed. More fibers were found in urban sites, but plastics were also spotted in samples from a site at elevation 10,300 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park. [more; so you can breathe them in!]

    Nearly 25% of Americans are going into debt trying to pay for necessities like food

    American have an average of $6,506 in credit card debt, according to a new Experian report out this week. But which expenses are adding to that balance the most?

    A full 23% of Americans say that paying for basic necessities such as rent, utilities and food contributes the most to their credit card debt, according to a new survey of approximately 2,200 U.S. adults that CNBC Make It performed in conjunction with Morning Consult. Another 12% say medical bills are the biggest portion of their debt. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Merck Created Hit List to "Destroy," "Neutralize" or "Discredit" Dissenting Doctors

    [nothing will be done about it and no one will go to jail]

    Merck made a "hit list" of doctors who criticized Vioxx, according to testimony in a Vioxx class action case in Australia. The list, emailed between Merck employees, contained doctors' names with the labels "neutralise," "neutralised" or "discredit" next to them. [more]

    Facebook Now Censoring Diet Information

    governments, malicious competitors, and corrupt academic organizations.

    Recently, Facebook deleted without warning or explanation the Banting7DayMealPlan user group. The group has 1.65 million users who post testimonials and other information regarding the efficacy of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. While the site has subsequently been reinstated (also without warning or explanation), Facebook’s action should give any serious person reason to pause, especially those of us engaged in activities contrary to prevailing opinion. [more]

    Facebooks censorship

    Climate change truth-teller Joe Neubarth BANNED from Facebook for 30 days

    Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    Severe heatwave, devastating wildfires affecting Israel

    Severe heatwave, record-breaking in parts of the country, is affecting Israel over the past couple of days, along with numerous devastating wildfires in multiple locations across the country. [more; in your post, Jonny - you need an R]

    Rural America Is On The Verge Of Collapse

    The Economic Innovation Group's (EIG) Distressed Communities Index (DCI) shows a significant economic transformation (from two distinct periods: 2007-2011 and 2012-2016) that occurred since the financial crisis. The shift of human capital, job creation, and business formation to metropolitan areas reveals that rural America is teetering on the edge of collapse. [more]

    Oroville: 3 District Supervisors Concerned Re: Lake Levels, & Wildfires [includes ~ 23 min. video & others]

  4. Where am I missing an 'R'? Not doubting you, but not sure where it's missing. Help a brothah out!

  5. Well this morning the report on the wildfires in Israel said the word county rather than country. I think the headline changed since then.

  6. Huh, don't remember changing that, but sometimes I'm on autopilot. At least now I know I don't need to keep looking for a missing 'R'!

  7. Ah man, i feel stupid for bringing it up - it doesn't matter and i knew what you meant anyway. On THIS site especially, don't take anything that petty too seriously, srsly. All you ever have to respond, 'cause that's what i'm thinkin' as i post it is "nobiddy fuckin' kays, mista!"

    [Let's get back to the good news]

    [first from our YGBFKM file]
    Asteroid set for close pass this weekend - 1999 KW4 is so large it has its own moon

    A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid, so large it has its own moon, is hurtling towards Earth at some 48,000 kilometers per hour. The good news is that it's expected to pass safely, at about 5 million kilometers of us. [more; whew!]

    Taurid comet debris may raise chances of impacts on Earth in June

    [hey, at least it would be quick! Better than starvation!]

    [ah cahm-ahn!]
    A new study from Western University posits proof to the possibility that an oncoming swarm of meteors - likened to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by some extraterrestrial experts - may indeed pose an existential risk for Earth and its inhabitants. (That's us.)

    If the hypothesized might of the Taurid swarm is successfully proven, this also heightens the possibility of a cluster of large impacts over a short period of time. [more; GET TFOOH!]

    Do tiny tremblors on the West Coast signal a major earthquake?

    The tremors are indications of a "slow-slip" event, says Ken Creager, a University of Washington professor, KOMO reported.

    In a slow-slip movement, which takes place every 14 months or so, a tectonic plate temporarily moves backward, causing a series of small quakes, KOIN reported.

    The slippage also increases pressure on "locked" faults, boosting chances for a major earthquake, KATU reported. [more]

    Rare twin tornadoes snapped in the Scottish highlands

    the sight of two so close together is a rarity. [more]

    [more on that sea-bird die-off, it ain't good news]
    Major die-off of Common Murres under way along the Mendocino Coast, California - over 300 found dead or dying

    "The carcasses that wash ashore are a small fraction of the dead birds," said Prof. Julia Parrish, the executive director of COASST and associate dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. "It could be 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on wave action and scavenger activity. [more; so it was more like 1500 to 2000 died, jeez . .]

    [we've heard about the damage to MO; here's news about OK]
    At least 1,000 homes flooded out near Tulsa, Oklahoma - more rain in forecast

    Flooding has affected hundreds of homes in rain-weary Oklahoma, an official said, and more severe weather is possible Friday and Saturday in the Sooner State.

    Some parts of the state have seen more than 10 inches of rain in the past several days, and up to 2 inches more could fall Friday in northern and western portions of Oklahoma, the National Weather Service said.

    Seventy-four people in the state were taken to hospitals to be treated for injuries in recent days as the region copes with flooding and tornadoes, the Oklahoma Department of Health said.

    One person drowned Tuesday after driving around a barricade in Perkins, about 65 miles west of Tulsa, the city's emergency management office said. [more]

    [next part below]

  8. [in our continuing series: People Whose Faces We'd Like To Punch]
    The Origins of the Deep State in North America Part III

    Click here for part one: The Rise of the Round Table Movement and the Sad Case of Canada (1864-1945) [link @ site]

    Click here for part two: Milner's Perversion Takes Over Canada (1945-1971) [link @ site]

    Polarization is the name of empire. If a society can be kept under the control of their belief in what their senses tell them, then the invisible structures governing their behavior will remain mystical and unknowable. More importantly than that, those intentions shaping such structures towards a pre-determined goal will also remain unknowable. If unknowable, then beyond the reach of judgement, and if beyond the reach of judgement, then unchangeable. This has been the great secret of empire since the days of the Babylonian priesthood and Babylon's whore Rome, since whose collapse, three more incarnations have manifested themselves in the forms of the Byzantine, Venice and Anglo-Dutch empires. This is the dynamic at the heart of what has today come to be known as "the Deep State". [more; their conclusion is typical SOTT b/s imho]

    'Not even the White Helmets confirm it': Russian MoD rubbishes Washington's Syria chemical attack claims

    The Russian Defense Ministry said that Washington's attempts to "impose another lie on this world" about the situation in Syria were "not even surprising anymore" as it denied that any such attack in Idlib took place.

    Even Western-backed groups, such as the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and the White Helmets - the self-proclaimed civil defense group that operates exclusively in militant-controlled areas and has been accused of associating with extremists - did not support the claims of Washington this time, the ministry said. [more]

    The Russian military added that the Syrian Army unilaterally ceased fire a day before the supposed attack and did not respond to the militants' provocations after that, and hence "there could have been no 'attacks' in the Idlib de-escalation zone on May 19 at all." It argued that the story appears to serve as a "political cover for the terrorists' desperate attempts to destabilize the situation ... in Idlib and provoke a humanitarian catastrophe there." [more]

    [here's the question]
    Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which nuclear meltdown was the bigger disaster?

    The nuclear meltdowns that rocked the Ukraine in 1986 and Japan in 2011 released radiation. Their impacts were far-reaching and long-lasting. But how do the circumstances of Chernobyl and Fukushima compare to each other, and which event caused more damage? [more]

    [the answer: NO, you fucking moron, we got 'em BOTH! AND a shit-ton more with all the A-bomb testing, medical waste, old sunken nuke powered subs, etc. AND, we got MEGA-TONS coming!]

    [next piece below]

  9. [follow-up to the Israeli fires]
    Out-of-control fires in Israel now contained – 3,500 people evacuated – Dozens of homes burnt – International help

    Firefighters managed to contain by Saturday the wildfires that had raged throughout Israel the previous days. Some 3,500 people were evacuated from towns and dozens of homes were destroyed during the heights of the blazes on Thursday as brushfires raged nationwide, with more than 500 acres of woodland burned. International help from Greece, Croatia, Italy, Egypt and Cyprus arrived to help battle the blazes, while Russia and the Palestinian Authority also offered support. [more; see THAT'S what countries are supposed to do HELP each other through catastrophes! Notice: Palestine offered to HELP the very people who are trying to KILL them!]

    Assange gets handwritten letter out from Belmarsh prison: "I am defenseless. Everyone else must take my place"

    There is little hope that Assange will be given a fair trial in the US justice system, former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou, whose case was handled by the same District Court in Virginia, told RT.

    According to Kiriakou, Assange should not count on the court's impartiality in his case: "They are going to try to make an example of Julian. He's been charged in the Eastern District of Virginia. His judge was also my judge and ex-Snowden's judge and [CIA whistleblower] Jeffry Sterling's judge who reserves every national security case for herself." [more]

    [lynch-mob law in a third world country]

    [today's installment of WTF?]
    Man says someone broke into his home, cleaned his bathrooms and bedrooms

    A Massachusetts father was shaken when he returned home from work and saw that a door he typically leaves open was closed shut. Inside his house, he smelled chemicals and knew someone had broken in.

    Except he learned the stranger who entered his house without permission didn't steal anything, but instead cleaned it.

    "Ready for the weird part? Not only did they not take anything (that I can find), but the purpose of the visit was to clean my bathrooms and bedrooms. They made the beds, vacuumed the rugs, scrubbed the toilets and left [toilet paper] roses," he wrote.

    Roman, 44, inspected the house and found that every room had been cleaned, except his kitchen. Even his five-year-old son's bedroom, which had been left messy, was now immaculate, complete with his stuffed animals being neatly arranged.

    The pièce de résistance, however, was the carefully folded toilet paper in the shape of a rose.

    "I'm pretty sure, based on the quality of the toilet paper flowers, that this was a professional that made a mistake," he told CBS News. "But there's no way to really know." [more]

    [last piece follows]

  10. [Margo would LOVE this guy]
    Florida state Representative says God has told him to rewrite abortion bill with no exceptions

    A Florida state representative told a group that God told him to a rewrite an abortion bill without exceptions for rape or incest. [more; another article says they only account for a small percentage of cases]
    [i thought Turkey and Russia were working together]
    Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault- Syrian sources

    Trump Wants to Leave the Middle East. He’s Not Getting His Wish.

    President Donald Trump is learning, like two presidents before him, that wanting to get out of the Middle East isn’t enough to make it happen.

    On Friday the Pentagon announced that it would send 1,500 troops to the region in what officials described as a “force protection” measure because of what they’ve called increased Iranian threats, including to American troops. The United States currently has thousands of troops in Iraq and Syria, in many cases in close proximity to Iranian-backed militias, with whom they’ve maintained a de facto truce as both focused on fighting ISIS. [more; well, THAT'S a lie - they SUPPORT ISIS]

  11. No, please continue mentioning typos or errors - I want to correct them! If I had gobs of money and could hire someone to find mistakes, they probably wouldn't be as good as you at it. I consider it a valuable service, and I'm very appreciative that you'd take the time to help in that way!