Thursday, June 6, 2019

Event Update For 2019-06-05

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

2019-06-05 - Report finds that there is a high likelihood of human civilization coming to an end by 2050:

Quote: "On our current trajectory, the report warns, 'planetary and human systems [are] reaching a "point of no return" by mid-century, in which the prospect of a largely uninhabitable Earth leads to the breakdown of nations and the international order.'"

Note: We've already reached the point of no return. We reached that point years ago, and probably decades ago. Human extinction on this planet is now baked into the cake. I said years ago that it was inevitable that scientists would begin moving closer to what I've been saying all along, and here are some more scientists lurching closer. Since I was right all along, I have stood my ground. When you're right, you don't have to change your position; everybody else does. And slowly but surely they are. These folks do still think we can 'fix things'. I wish they were right about that, but they're not, and there's no point in pretending otherwise. But at least they see a lot of what's coming. However, as doomy as they are, they still don't see all the threats, some of which are even now bearing down on us, which means their 2050 end-of-the-line timeline is probably overly optimistic.

The mass mobilization they suggest is still worthwhile, to buy us some time. Nobody should be thinking that there's anything we can do that will restore the planet to habitability though. The cycling of the Earth back to a more primordial anoxic state, one not survivable by human beings, is unavoidable at this point; it will happen, regardless of what we do or don't do. The planetary-scale momentum pushing us in that direction is now so ridiculously overwhelmingly powerful that it dwarfs anything human civilization can possibly muster as a counterforce. Ergo, buying us some time before Doomsday comes a-knocking is now the best option left to us...

2019-06-05 - Major companies see climate change costing them huge sums in the next 5 years:

Quote: "More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, with much of the pain due in the next five years, according to a report published on Tuesday."

2019-06-05 - Pennsylvania woman died last year at resort near the one where 3 people just died in the Dominican Republic:

Quote: "'She drank from the mini-bar, took a shower, and wanted to retire for the evening,' Nieves said. When Sport’s fiancé woke up the next morning however, he noticed she was unresponsive."

Note: So she had a shower and doused her head with water right before going to bed and dying....

2019-06-05 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame at 6:30 AM on Salmon Falls Road in Rochester (New Hampshire), near the Salmon Falls River, nobody there:

Quote: "Wilder said he ruled the fire as accidental after video surveillance confirmed one of the cars in the middle of the pile went on fire."

2019-06-05 - Motorcycles and Suzuki showroom destroyed by huge fire in Bhopal (India):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out at Koh-e-Fiza showroom. It damaged over two dozen vehicles, furniture, Suzuki showroom in the early morning hours on Wednesday. The Maa Suzuki showroom which deals in two wheelers was gutted in fire in the early morning hours."

2019-06-05 - Waste plant explodes and burns in Liège (Belgium):

2019-06-05 - The wildfires in Alberta, Canada are so huge that their smoke has reached Europe:

2019-06-05 - Triple-digit heat hits parts of California, blackouts ensue:

2019-06-05 - Railroad bridge damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Wildfire grows to more than 18,000 acres near Wanapum Dam (Washington):

2019-06-05 - Wildfire breaks out near the Thompson River west of Savona (Canada):

Quote: "The wildfire broke out Wednesday roughly three kilometres west of Savona on the side of the highway near the Thompson River, and has since grown to 100 hectares in size three hours later."

2019-06-05 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Selsey (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Fishing ship bursts into flame near coastal Keelung City (Taiwan):

2019-06-05 - Luxury yacht goes up in flames at 2:56 AM at boatyard and kills man on the island of Langkawi (Malaysia):

Quote: "An Indonesian man was found charred while four others suffered breathing difficulties after a luxury yacht in the boatyard in Bukit Malut, Langkawi caught fire yesterday."

Note: These are the 475th, 476th and 477th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-05 - Double-decker commuter bus bursts into flame on I-280 near Portola Valley (California):

2019-06-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A99 near Thrumster (Scotland):

Note: These are the 270th and 271st buses to burn in 2019...

2019-06-05 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-10 near Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "A truck carrying vehicles caught fire Wednesday night on Interstate 10, forcing the eastbound lanes to close for a short time at Litchfield Road, the Arizona Department of Transportation said in a tweet."

Note: This is the 31st car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-06-05 - FedEx tractor trailer bursts into flame on the 5 Freeway in Castaic (California):

2019-06-05 - Tractor bursts into flame near Hawks Hill Road and Hoke Road in New Windsor (Maryland):

2019-06-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 260 in Franklin County (Washington):

2019-06-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Cookeville (Tennessee):,35334

Note: These are the 916th, 917th, 918th, 919th and 920th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-05 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame shortly before 1 AM while parked inside business in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "An investigation is underway after a large commercial street sweeper caught on fire inside of a building in New Castle, causing damage to the inside of the building. The fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday at the building on West State Street that houses the East Coast Paving Company."

2019-06-05 - RV bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home in Rio Linda (California):

2019-06-05 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 75 in/near Bellevue (Idaho):

Note: These are the 195th and 196th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-06-05 - Van bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal La Conchita (California):

2019-06-05 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home in Kissimmee (Florida):

Quote: "The strange thing about the car fire is that Lwin said the vehicle had not been driven since Monday. Kissimmee fire investigators wrote in their report that the fire did not appear suspicious."

2019-06-05 - SUV bursts into flame in restaurant drive-thru in Washington City (Utah):

2019-06-05 - SUV bursts into flame at store in Effingham (Illinois):

2019-06-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Ridge View Road in Derry Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Jamestown (North Dakota):

2019-06-05 - Two cars destroyed by fire, another damaged, while parked in Lakeside (California):

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked on South Street near the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame near the Orlando Science Center in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "The Orlando Science Center was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning. The lockdown was due to a nearby car fire, police told Orlando Weekly."

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked in carpark on Darwin Avenue in Worcester (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame on Trevithick Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame on New Road in Ferndown (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A19 in Cleveland (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame on The Spans in Brill (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 5 June, 8.02pm Car fire, The Spans, Brill. One appliance and crew from Wheatley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame on Grafton Street in Granby (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 5 June, 5.09pm Small fire in engine compartment of car, Grafton Street, Granby, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-06-05 - Car bursts into flame on Trunkass Lane in Irby (Britain):

Quote: "Trunkass Lane, Irby. Wed 5 Jun 2019 21:57 (No:12137) Car fire. Extinguished by crews and made safe. Hose reel and breathing apparatus in use."

2019-06-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-70 near Rostraver (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-05 - Quad bike bursts into flame at 1:36 AM on Raddel Lane in Higher Whitley (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Barn destroyed by fire on Hand Road in Huntertown (Indiana):

2019-06-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in Langton Green, near Eye (Britain):

2019-06-05 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Route 39 in New Fairfield (Connecticut):

2019-06-05 - Dumpster bursts into flame at 4 AM on Jonathan Bourne Drive in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):

2019-06-05 - Convenience store heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM on Nyberg Street in Tualatin (Oregon), nobody there:

2019-06-05 - Flea market damaged by fire in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2019-06-05 - Restaurant destroyed by fire on Main Street in Millis (Massachusetts):

2019-06-05 - Garage destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM at home in coastal Gig Harbor (Washington):

2019-06-05 - Mobile home damaged by fire at 1:40 AM on Longs Chapel Road in Reems Creek (North Carolina):

2019-06-05 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Glass Factory Road in Trenton (New York):

2019-06-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Portland (Oregon), nobody there:

2019-06-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Stanley (North Dakota):

2019-06-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:40 AM in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2019-06-05 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Crown Street in Meriden (Connecticut):

2019-06-05 - Hotel damaged by fire in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-06-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 1 AM on Avenue A in Marrero (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:28 AM on Mountain Fir Court in Sweet Home (Oregon), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Texarkana (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - Deadly fire burns home on Norwood Terrace in Millburn (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - Vacant home burns at 2:45 AM in Council Bluffs (Iowa):

2019-06-05 - Around 16 percent of honey bee colonies died off around the world in the winter of 2017-18:

Quote: "The number of honey bee colonies fell by 16 percent in the winter of 2017-18, according to an international study led by the University of Strathclyde."

Note: Six or seven years like that and that will be the end of honey bees...

2019-06-05 - Two men found dead along Heseltine Road in Regina (Canada):

2019-06-05 - Seven children die in water in two incidents in Telangana (India):

2019-06-05 - Off-duty paramedic found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Tallahassee (Florida):

Quote: "The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating a drowning at a student apartment complex. The police department says the incident happened Wednesday night at the Stadium Centre Apartments at 704 West Gaines Street. One person was pronounced dead. Matt Cavell with Leon County confirms the person who drowned was a paramedic with Leon County EMS. Cavell says the victim was off duty at the time of the incident."

Note: Somebody call a paramed...oh.

2019-06-05 - Child, girl, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Cedar Park (Texas):

2019-06-05 - Woman, 85, found dead in swimming pool at assisted living facility in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2019-06-05 - Man found dead in the Chicago River near Goose Island in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-06-05 - Woman found dead near the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-05 - Man, 37, found dead in Manatawny Creek in Amity Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-05 - Woman drops dead outside church in Fort Collins (Colorado):

2019-06-05 - Girl, 16, found dead in submerged car in the Red Lake River in Crookston (Minnesota):

2019-06-05 - Man, 18, found dead in the Potomac River near Williamsport (Maryland):

2019-06-05 - Man, 55, found dead near the Popo Agie River in Lander (Wyoming):

2019-06-05 - Man found dead in the Alabama River upriver from Cooters Pond in Prattville (Alabama):

2019-06-05 - Man, 44, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Desaru (Malaysia):

2019-06-05 - Man, 28, found dead in canal in Dhankot (India):

Quote: "This is the second death by drowning in the NCR water canal in the past one week, police said."

2019-06-05 - Man in his 40s found dead in Volta Lake in Atimpoku (Ghana):

2019-06-05 - Man in his 40s drops dead at home on Bleasedale Avenue in Clitheroe (Britain), 1600 feet from the River Ribble:

Quote: "Police were called to reports of a sudden death at an address on Bleasedale Avenue at around 2.25pm on Wednesday (June 5). Officers have confirmed that the body of a man was found. It is thought he was aged in his 40s. The force has confirmed that the death is not currently being treated as suspicious."

2019-06-05 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane after departing from coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

Quote: "A plane heading to East Midlands Airport has had to divert due to an on-board medical emergency. The Flybe flight BE263 departed from Edinburgh this morning at 9.58am. The flight declared a medical emergency and landed at Manchester Airport."

Note: A 20-year-old man was just found dead on a cruise ship off the coast near Edinurgh, and two other people sickened on the same cruise ship too, mentioned in the 2019-06-04 update...

2019-06-05 - Boy, middle-schooler, has 'medical emergency' on school bus in Raynham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "An investigation is underway in Raynham after police tell Boston 25 News there was a medical emergency involving a child onboard a school bus."

2019-06-05 - Man, 56, has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into pole, on Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Riley County (Kansas), 1 killed:

Quote: "The cause of the crash is under investigation. But authorities say it appears the man suffered a medical episode while driving."

2019-06-05 - Man has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into tree, in the Town of Charlotte (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "A pickup truck apparently went off the side of the roadway when the driver had a medical issue and struck a tree. The male driver, who was not identified, was transported to Brooks Memorial hospital for treatment."

2019-06-05 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Bangor (Maine):

2019-06-05 - Passenger bus and car crash in Umbilo (South Africa), 2 killed, 20 injured:

2019-06-05 - Tractor trailer crashes into guardrail, bursts into flame, on I-71 near Columbus (Ohio):

2019-06-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-20 near Jackson (Mississippi):

Quote: "Police said a medical incident may have caused the crash."

2019-06-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, on I-57 near Johnston City (Illinois):

2019-06-05 - SUV veers off road before 2:30 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Artesia (California), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Campbell County (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "A medical emergency is being considered in the investigation of a fatal crash earlier today."

2019-06-05 - Pickup truck crashes off I-29 bridge at 1:19 AM near Colman (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Ronkonkoma (New York), 1 killed:

2019-06-05 - Crocodile attacks up 1900% in ten years in East Timor:

Quote: "Crocodile attacks here have increased 20-fold in the past decade, numbering at least one death a month in a country of 1.2 million people."

2019-06-05 - Sinkhole opens outside crime lab in coastal Washington DC:

2019-06-05 - Man has 'medical episode' at beach in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a man suffered a medical episode and has been taken to hospital."

2019-06-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Okeechobee (Florida):

2019-06-05 - Two magnitude 4.3 earthquakes strike in the ocean near San Clemente Island (California):

2019-06-05 - Earthquake swarm of nearly 100 earthquakes strikes near Taupo (New Zealand):

2019-06-05 - Strong tornado touches down and causes significant damage in Bochold (Germany):

2019-06-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sarawak (Malaysia):

2019-06-05 - Due to catastrophic flooding, millions of acres of crops in the US will not be planted this year:

2019-06-05 - Huge dust storm rolls through Lubbock (Texas):

2019-06-05 - Americans eat or breathe more than 50,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year:

Quote: "Health effects of ingestion of microplastics via food, water and breathing still unknown..."

Note: I'm sure that whatever the effects are, they're definitely not GOOD!


  1. I see it too, Jonny. More and more people, especially "heavy hitters" in the climate change community, are slowly coming to the realization that you and McPherson are correct - that no matter what you call this current state of affairs - we're heading toward extinction.

    This isn't surprising, since even if NOBODY ever said anything about it, we'd all be living the same way today and noticing that the usual creatures that surround us are disappearing, that the pollution we're spewing as an industrial civilization is starting to impact the weather and the environment in an increasingly negative way and at an ever faster pace. YOU have noticed that the largest part of the Earth, the oceans, are now becoming toxic to life and that this won't end well, especially since that water and the gases being emitted evaporate and become part of the atmosphere - AND that they're having these undocumented (except here) effects on all life on the planet. The news stories you select each day for your report don't indicate any realization of EFFECTS! They just give the "facts" of the situation. There's almost never any follow-up or analysis, except HERE!

    You're providing a critical service, Jonny.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.6.19 10 Democratic Candidates Support Fracking Ban. Biden Stays Mum. [15.75 min.]

    Giants, Climate News & Earthquake Report with Margo (June 6, 2019) [~ 45 min.]

    Dangerous depths: German waters teeming with WWII munitions triggers spontaneous ignitions of amber-like phosphorous, fish deformations and human health threat

    More than 50 million bombs, shells, detonators and cartridges from World War II are rusting away on the floor of the North and Baltic Seas or are washing up on beaches.

    Although very dangerous as shown by spontaneous ignition accidents and other explosions, authorities are opting not to remove the ordnance – and hoping no one gets badly hurt. [more; a lot like humanity's climate change response]

    CERN physicists search for HEAVY Higgs Particle to seal the fate of the Universe

    We all know the Higgs boson — also known as the “God particle” — a subatomic particle first spotted in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) back in 2012. That particle is a piece of a field that permeates all of space-time; it interacts with many particles, like electrons and quarks, providing those particles with mass, which is pretty cool.

    But the Higgs that we spotted was surprisingly lightweight. According to our best estimates, it should have been a lot heavier. This opens up an interesting question: Sure, we spotted a Higgs boson, but was that the only Higgs boson? Are there more floating around out there doing their own things? [more]

    [more below]

  2. She said the entire sky CHANGED color in seconds! (vid) - Strange anomalies in SoCal [MrMBB333 video] [~ 13.5 min.]

    Month's worth of rain in 24 hours hits parts of U.S. Gulf Coast, at least one person killed

    A month's worth of rain hit parts of Texas and Louisiana in just 24 hours on June 5 to June 6, 2019, causing flash flooding and leaving at least one person dead. At least 4 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana. [more]

    Major floods hit Libya, severe damage reported, 4 people killed and 2 500 displaced

    At least 4 people have been killed, over 20 000 affected and 2 500 displaced after severe flooding hit parts of Libya on June 3, 2019. [more]

    “Horrible scenes” in central, southern U.S. as more rain threatens areas swamped by record floods – “You have to just make a decision because you’re going to lose everything”

    More unwelcome rain is forecast this week in much of the central and southern USA, falling upon areas already swamped by record-breaking floods.

    “Many locations from the central and southern Plains into the Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley could see 1 to 3 inches of rain in the week ahead,” the Weather Channel warned, with “locally up to 5 inches of rain possible in some areas.” [more]
    [from our Comes As No Surprise]
    Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere hit record high in May 2019

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide continued its rapid rise in 2019, with the average for May peaking at 414.7 parts per million (ppm) at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory.

    The measurement is the highest seasonal peak recorded in 61 years of observations on top of Hawaii’s largest volcano and the seventh consecutive year of steep global increases in concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to data published today by NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The 2019 peak value was 3.5 ppm higher than the 411.2 ppm peak in May 2018 and marks the second-highest annual jump on record. [more]

    Explosion tears through two buildings in Sweden, 25 injured

    A "very powerful" explosion ripped through two blocks of flats in the southern Swedish city of Linkoping, injuring dozens of people.

    At least 25 people suffered minor injuries in the blast at 7am local time (5am GMT), police said.

    Detectives have launched a criminal investigation and a bomb squad was deployed as a precaution following the explosion, which blew out dozens of windows and destroyed balconies.

    The cause of the blast is not yet known but police spokesman Bjorn Oberg said: "As for now, we don't have any information to believe this is terror-related." [more]

    [last bit below]

  3. [just to show how long civilizations' pollution lasts]
    Pollution from Roman-era stored in ice of Mont Blanc

    Published in Geophysical Research Letters, the study, led by an international team and coordinated by a CNRS scientist at the Institute for Geosciences and Environmental Research (IGE)(CNRS/IRD/UGA/Grenoble INP)*, reveals significant atmospheric pollution from heavy metals: the presence of lead and antimony (detected in ancient alpine ice for the first time here) is linked to mining activity and lead and silver production by the ancient Romans, well before the industrial age, in fact. [more]

    Massive meteor fireball over Adelaide, Australia

    The meteor, captured on the Royal Adelaide Hospital's helipad camera, shined so bright that it made the sky appear to be in mid-sunrise at one point.

    Commenting on the size of the meteor, one Adelaide resident is quoted by ABC as saying it "scared the stuffing" out of her, as she didn't know whether it was a meteor or an extraterrestrial visitor. [more]

    Rise in lightning deaths in Odisha, India - 1,256 killed in 3 years

    As per official records, as many as 1,256 people have been killed in lightning strikes in the past three years in Odisha. These deaths account for nearly 27 percent of the total deaths due to natural disasters.

    Nearly 400 people died due to lightning strikes during 2018-19 with highest 130 deaths being reported from Mayurbhanj followed by 95 deaths in Balasore district.

    As many as 399 people had lost their lives in lightning strikes in 2015-16, while the casualties were 397 and 460 during 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively. [more]

    Friday, 7 June 2019
    An update on Oroville

    OROVILLE HAS NOT GONE AWAY [contains ~ 8 min. video & text]

    You Tube announces the #VoxAdpocalypse and demonitises thousands of channels

    In These U.S. Cities, Heat Waves Will Kill Hundreds More as Temperatures Rise

    Even half a degree warming matters. A new study shows how meeting the Paris climate agreement goals would make a difference in lives saved or lost. [more; clueless]

    [biggest circle on the map has another circle within it and it's right over where I live! - Philly is 5th most impacted]

  4. News Links, June 7, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    World Bank Downgrades Global Growth To 2.6% For 2019

    Trade war, tariffs pose risks to U.S. and global growth: IMF, Fed officials

    Global Semiconductor Sales Plunge 24% from Peak, Deepest % Plunge since Financial Crisis, Deepest $ Plunge Ever. Here's Why

    Australia's economy slows to levels last seen during the GFC

    Australia's central bank cuts rates to record lows as growth sags

    My bank in Denmark just offered me a NEGATIVE rate of interest to borrow money [In other words, the bank would PAY ME to take out a loan.]

    Singapore Has 24,000 Empty Apartments (And 44,000 More on the Way )

    Boeing 737 Max Seen as 'Airplane Non Grata' by Wary Travelers

    US airlines are bumping more travelers as Boeing 737 Max planes grounded

    Army Wants Hypersonic Missile Unit by 2023: Lt. Gen. Thurgood

    France Promises Presence in Pacific for Upcoming 'Global Confrontation'

    As North Korea Threat Grows, U.S. Anti-Missile Warhead Stumbles

    A New Industrial Base Is Taking Shape. Call It the Military-AI Complex.

    ICE will increase family deportations, according to acting director Mark Morgan

    Mexico meets migrants at southern border with armed forces

    Gas Flaring In The Permian Hits Record In Q1

    Oil Sands Production To Hit 4 Million Bpd By 2030 [doubtful]

    African Swine Fever Is Spreading Fast and Eliminating It Will Take Decades

    Do We Face a Global Food Disaster?

    Low prices, floods and trade wars plague American farmers, putting their survival at risk

    Chop, baby, chop! Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro

    'No way to stop it': millions of pigs culled across Asia as swine fever spreads

    Across Alberta, B.C. and northern Ontario, thousands displaced as wildfires rage [coming soon to a place near you]

    Chimpanzees in the wild reduced to 'forest ghettos'

    Bipartisan Support for Trump's Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

    Twitter Is Making You Stupid: Study

    Are your street lights watching you?

    As Germany Floats The Idea Of Encryption Backdoors, Facebook May Already Be Planning To Undermine Its Own Encryption

    'No One is Above the Law' (Except the U.S.A.)
    Julian Assange's Australian lawyer and a European human rights lawyer argue that the conduct of the U.S. regarding the WikiLeaks publisher blatantly disregards numerous laws.

    A Swedish Court Injects Some Sense

    More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide
    After Assange's Espionage Act Indictment, Police Move Against More Journalists for Publishing Classified Material

    D-Day And The Myth Of A U.S. Victory

    European Court Of Justice Suggests Maybe The Entire Internet Should Be Censored And Filtered

    Is the Tech Bubble Bursting?

    Gloomy social climate fueling suicide rate in Korea [too]

    Job growth screeches to a near halt in May, with private payrolls up just 27,000

    Nearly 1 in 3 American workers with a side hustle still struggle to make ends meet

    GOP & Dems Fight Trump To Stop $8B Saudi, UAE Arms Deals

    Los Angeles homelessness rises sharply as housing crisis deepens

    Illinois Turns To Gambling And Weed Amid Hopeless Financial Picture

    'Can't pay their bills with love': In many teaching jobs, teachers' salaries can't cover rent

    52 Shot, 10 Killed as "Summer Violence Season" in Chicago Heats Up

    America's Path To A FIRE Economy [finance, insurance and real estate]

    EV Owners In Illinois Must Pay $248 A Year To Make Up For Lost Gas Tax Revenue

    Flooding swamps central US (gallery)

    What Collapsing Orders for Heavy Trucks – Down 71% from a Year Ago – Say about the U-Turn in Trucking

    Auto loans hit record, pushing average monthly car payments to all-time highs

    Millennial Net Wealth Collapses, Study Finds

    Majority Of Recent College Grads Don't Have Jobs Lined Up, Survey Shows [and the rest aren't paying attention]