Sunday, June 16, 2019

Event Update For 2019-06-15

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-06-15 - Dozens of Jimmy Buffet fans seriously sickened after swimming in swimming pools in the Dominican Republic:

Quote: "No one in the group can say for sure what exactly sparked their poor health, but they did all have one thing in common: they all drank at the 'swim-up pool bar or swam at the swim-up pool,' Flowers told the news station."

Note: So the one thing they all had in common was that they were in a swimming pool before they sickened...

2019-06-15 - Underground fires causing panic in villages in Uttar Pradesh (India):

Quote: "Underground fires in the forest ranges of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh have triggered panic among the local villagers who have started fleeing their homes as smoke has been seen emerging from cracks in the ground. According to reports, smoke has been emerging from cracks in the ground in Mohammadi area and the land is heated up underneath."

Quote: "Bela Pahara and Muda Galib villages have been affected. 'You cannot walk barefoot because the ground is almost on fire. The cattle is getting restless and we are now moving out because you never know when the flames break out. We have never seen something like this,' said Munawwar Naqvi, a local farmer."

Quote: "Smoke was seen gushing out through the cracks in the ground and at some places land had turned into embers, said residents of Bela Pahara and Muda Galib villages in South Kheri forest division."

2019-06-15 - Positive feedbacks kicking into gear in the Arctic:

2019-06-15 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor at airport, 4 flight attendants sickened, in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Charlotte was forced to return to the gate Saturday afternoon. The airline says four flight attendants got sick, complaining of an odor just before takeoff. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation."

2019-06-15 - Heatwave kills dozens of people across Bihar (India):

Quote: "Blistering heat claimed lives of at least 29 people in three districts of Bihar on Saturday. Aurangabad civil surgeon Dr Surendra Prasad said at least 25 people died due to heatwave in the district. Nawada DM Kaushal Kumar confirmed death of three people due to heat stroke. Officials at disaster management control room confirmed the death of one person in Gaya."

2019-06-15 - Eight garbage trucks go up in flames while parked at waste facility in Ottawa (Canada):

Quote: "Investigators are looking into a fire in west Ottawa Saturday that damaged eight garbage trucks and caused $3 million in damages."

2019-06-15 - Pesticide factory heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Meerut (India):

2019-06-15 - Brush fire breaks out just before 11 PM in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2019-06-15 - Wildfire breaks out, fire spreads to ammo depot, explosions ensue, near Damascus (Syria):

Quote: "Syria’s official news agency SANA says an explosion at a Syrian army ammunition depot in a military zone northwest of the capital Damascus was caused by wildfires."

2019-06-15 - Wildfire grows to 34,300 acres in Tonto National Forest (Arizona):

2019-06-15 - Boat explodes into flame at marina on Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), 5 injured:

2019-06-15 - Boat bursts into flame on the Hudson River near Tarrytown (New York):

Quote: "A boat caught fire Saturday afternoon leaving eight people and a dog needing to be rescued. Video taken from a News 12 traffic camera on the Hudson River showed the boat up in flames south of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge."

2019-06-15 - Boat, two cars and garage destroyed by fire at midnight in Crystal (Minnesota):

Quote: "Neighbors who spoke to WCCO-TV said they heard an explosion before the fire, which they believe originated from the boat."

Note: These are the 503rd, 504th and 505th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame shortly before 11 PM at bus station in Bradford (Britain):

Note: This is the 287th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-06-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-15 near Shelley (Idaho):

2019-06-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 near Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2019-06-15 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at trucking business in Priestville (Canada):

Note: These are the 981st, 982nd and 983rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-15 - Campervan bursts into flame on Lark Hill in Farnworth (Britain):

2019-06-15 - Minivan and pickup truck destroyed by fire at 11:15 PM while parked at business in Saskatoon (Canada):

2019-06-15 - Three cars go up in flames at 5:30 AM while parked at home on Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2019-06-15 - Car bursts into flame on Route 1 in Middletown (Delaware):

2019-06-15 - Car bursts into flame on Pleasant Street in Claremont (New Hampshire):

2019-06-15 - Car bursts into flame just before 3 AM on Greenfold Avenue in Farnworth (Britain):

Note: About 3400 feet from where the campervan went up in flames...

2019-06-15 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in coastal Sunderland (Britain):

2019-06-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on highway near Rehobeth (Alabama):

2019-06-15 - Electric bike explodes into flame in basement of bodega, fire spreads, bodega destroyed, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "The owners told fire officials that a few e-bikes used to make deliveries were charging inside the basement, and according to them, a battery from the e-bike seemed to explode and set off a chain reaction."

2019-06-15 - Two pickup trucks and home destroyed by fire in Chilliwack (Canada):

Quote: "They were able to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings, but two pickup trucks parked beside the garage were also destroyed."

2019-06-15 - Electrical business damaged by fire on 36th Street in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-06-15 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Nibley (Utah):

Quote: "Communication between firefighters and dispatchers indicated there were some storage bays with flammable materials inside, and at least one car may have been caught in the flames."

2019-06-15 - Market hit by fire, 30 shops destroyed, in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2019-06-15 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire just after 6 AM on East Thayer Avenue in Bismarck (North Dakota), 3 cats killed, nobody there:

2019-06-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on Kenny Court in Eastpoint (Georgia), 2 dogs killed:

2019-06-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Marble Hill, Brooklyn (New York):

2019-06-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on Syracuse Drive in Las Vegas (Nevada), nobody there:

2019-06-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:20 AM on Gatewood Drive in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), nobody there:

2019-06-15 - Two homes heavily damaged by basement fire at 3:25 AM on West Garfield Avenue in Elkhart (Indiana):

2019-06-15 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 5:20 AM in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

2019-06-15 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire on Wallace Street in New Britain (Connecticut):

2019-06-15 - Deadly fire burns home in Woodsfield (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-06-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:45 AM in Plamondon (Canada), 2 killed:

2019-06-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building shortly after 4:30 AM in Plainfield (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-06-15 - Vacant building burns in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-06-15 - Vacant building burns at 3 AM in Youngstown (Ohio):

2019-06-15 - Vacant home destroyed by fire, fire spreads to eight homes, in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-06-15 - Vacant grocery store destroyed by fire in coastal Largo (Florida):

2019-06-15 - Vacant school destroyed by fire at 4 AM on North Johnson Street in Rankin (Illinois):

2019-06-15 - Leatherback sea turtle washes up dead on Chesapeake Bay at coastal Chic's Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "There’s no obvious cause of death, the team says."

2019-06-15 - Another gray whale washes ashore dead, this time near Sunset Beach (Oregon):

2019-06-15 - So many gray whales are dying on the coast in Washington State that landowners are being asked to let the whales rot on their land:

Quote: "So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of places to take them. In response, the agency has asked landowners to volunteer property as a disposal site for the carcasses. By doing so, landowners can support the natural process of the marine environment, and skeletons left behind can be used for educational purposes, officials said."

Note: Who WOULDN'T want a 20-ton whale corpse rotting on their property?!

2019-06-15 - Man, 31, found dead in swimming pool at home in McLean (Virginia):

2019-06-15 - Man, 37, US Air Force major, found dead in swimming pool on cruise ship near coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

Quote: "In an emailed statement, Princess Cruises spokesman Nagin Kamali said Osakue was found unresponsive in one of the ship's swimming pools about 5.15am on Friday (local time) as the ship, which sails out of Port Everglades, was on the sixth day of a seven-day Western Caribbean voyage."

2019-06-15 - Woman and man, 25 and 26, pulled unconscious from the water at beach, woman dies, in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "The woman and a 26-year-old man were both pulled from the water unconscious around 6:50 p.m., the NYPD said."

2019-06-15 - Man, 53, dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at coastal Polihale Beach (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 53-year-old male visitor died Saturday while swimming in waters off Polihale Beach in Kekaha. Kauai county officials say a family member called 911 about 3:25 p.m. after spotting the man unresponsive in the water. Bystanders pulled him to shore and administered CPR until firefighters from the Pacific Missile Range Facility and Kauai Fire Department arrived. An ambulance took the man to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead."

2019-06-15 - Man, 47, found dead 100 yards from the Dowagiac River in Berrien County (Michigan):

2019-06-15 - Man found dead in the Peconic River in Riverhead (New York):

2019-06-15 - Man, 65, jumps in the water and dies in Lake Conroe (Texas):

2019-06-15 - Man, 45, jumps in the water and dies in Kentucky Lake near Waverly (Tennessee):

2019-06-15 - Man found dead in the Holston River in Hawkins County (Tennessee):

2019-06-15 - Man, 36, found dead in the water near the French Gulch boat ramps in Lake Isabella (California):

2019-06-15 - Woman, 35, found dead in car outside her home in Columbus (Ohio):

2019-06-15 - Man has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in Maquoketa (Iowa):

Quote: "Officials say that soon after Edwards' arrest, he began showing signs of a medical emergency and medics were called to help. Shortly after being transported to the Jackson County Medical Center, Edwards was pronounced dead."

2019-06-15 - Man, late 20s found dead in the Qawa River (Fiji Islands):

2019-06-15 - Man drops dead outside home on Brewsters Road in coastal Rendezvous on the island of Barbados:

2019-06-15 - Man in his 20s found dead in the Rhondda River near Porth (Britain):

2019-06-15 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane off the coast of Scotland, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "The Air Canada Rouge plane had been flying at 35,000ft over the Western Isles when the pilot requested urgent permission to land at Glasgow Airport. The drama involving the jet – which had been travelling from Budapest in Hungary to Toronto Pearson Airport – began shortly before 7pm when one of the passengers on board became unwell. Cabin crew on flight AC1911 immediately alerted the captain, who decided the situation was serious enough to merit a request to head for the nearest international airport."

2019-06-15 - Man, 76, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into pole, in coastal Palm Coast (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "Florida Highway Patrol said George Joseph Serafino was driving a 2017 Nissan Rogue east on State Road 100 when he suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the car."

2019-06-15 - Passenger plane lands at airport, blows multiple tires, veers off runway, in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-06-15 - Small plane crashes near Porter Ranch (California), 1 killed:

2019-06-15 - Small plane crashes north of Houston near Huntsville (Texas), engine failure, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-06-15 - Small plane crashes into yard in Upland (California), engine failure, 3 injured:

2019-06-15 - Small plane crashes in coastal Crisfield (Maryland), man lightly injured, dog killed:

2019-06-15 - Small plane crashes on the Coromandel Peninsula (New Zealand), 1 killed:

2019-06-15 - Small plane crashes into the Vistula River during air show in Plock (Poland), 1 killed:

2019-06-15 - Passenger bus, SUV and pickup truck crash in Limpopo (South Africa), 2 killed, 81 injured:

2019-06-15 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, near DeRidder (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2019-06-15 - SUV veers off road and overturns, on Government Beach Road in coastal Puna (Hawaii), 1 killed:
2019-06-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into sign, in Evansville (Indiana), 3 injured:

Quote: "EPD tells 14 News reporter Joseph Payton the driver might have lost consciousness because of a medical issue. The driver along with two passengers have been taken to the hospital."

2019-06-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into bridge pillar, at Lake Miola Drive in Miami County (Kansas), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2019-06-15 - Two-story building collapses in Warri (Nigeria):

2019-06-15 - Cement factory under construction collapses in Dang District (Nepal), 3 killed:

2019-06-15 - Lots of medical emergencies occurring in coastal Bethany Beach and coastal Fenwick Island and coastal Ocean View (Delaware):

Quote: "Saturday June, 15 2019 @ 18:49 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Fenwick Island"

Quote: "Saturday June, 15 2019 @ 16:57 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Fenwick Island"

Quote: "Saturday June, 15 2019 @ 02:47 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Bethany Beach"

Quote: "Friday June, 14 2019 @ 19:56 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Bethany Beach"

Quote: "Friday June, 14 2019 @ 19:42 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Bethany Beach"

Quote: "Friday June, 14 2019 @ 13:55 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Ocean View"

Quote: "Friday June, 14 2019 @ 13:09 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Bethany Beach"

Quote: "Friday June, 14 2019 @ 10:02 Nature: Medical Emergency City: Bethany Beach"

2019-06-15 - Earthquake swarm strikes near Volcano Teide in the Canary Islands (Spain):

2019-06-15 - Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near San Antonio (Texas):

2019-06-15 - Violent storm batters parts of Switzerland, woman killed:

2019-06-15 - Severe storms threaten the Midwest and Ohio Valley over the weekend:

2019-06-15 - The US just witnessed its 12 wettest months in 125 years, and the floods keep coming:

Note: My weather forecast is for thunderstorms every day until the 28th, when it will be cloudy. I realize that forecast stretches pretty far out, and they could be wrong, but still. June gloom doom!

2019-06-15 - Bright meteor filmed over the province of Toledo (Spain):

2019-06-15 - 83 environmental rules being rolled back under Trump:

2019-06-15 - Judge rejects Exxon challenges to New York’s climate fraud suit, no prosecutorial misconduct in Exxon climate fraud investigation:

2019-06-15 - Star Trek logo spotted on Mars:


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and Panther! Let's all try to get through another week without dying.

    That last bit with the radio reports of medical emergencies at beaches should play out this summer all up and down the east and west coasts here, and probably abroad too. Reading today's report shows that this is recurring at other beaches, near, in or on lakes and rivers also. "Interesting times."

    Small planes are increasingly having problems staying aloft, and landing safely.

    Record number of garbage truck fires in one place on this day, so far this year!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.16.19 More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February [~ 11.3 min.]

    Methane, Sea Ice, Climate Roundup & Earthquake Report with Margo (June 16, 2019) [~ 77 min.]

    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    High Temperatures over the Arctic

    Melt extent over Greenland was well over 40% on June 12, 2019.
    [more; of course SOTT begs to differ, with their recent ~ 10 min. video of Ice Age Farmers Report by young wise-ass guy with annoying voice and delivery if you're interested]

    [from There Goes The FOOD!]
    Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

    Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. [more]

    [more here]
    France to declare natural disaster after violent storms devastate crops in south east

    Farmers in southeast France counted the costs from lost harvests on Sunday after a fierce storm battered the region with hail the size of ping-pong balls, decimating orchards and vineyards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear. [more; "ping-pong balls, i thought you said King Kong's balls!"]

    The Deepwater Horizon Explosion in 2010 is thought to be responsible for record amounts of dead dolphins washing up along the Gulf of Mexico

    [oh come on - it's more likely caused by the Mississippi River creating record dead-zones in the Gulf from all the run-off and record water flow]

    [something else you won't find on SOTT]
    Temperatures touching 51 deg C (124 deg F) a historic drought causing millions of people to abandon their homes in search of water and causing mass suicides in India

    Highs of 50.8C, making it the hottest place on the planet.

    Village after village lies deserted leaving the sick and elderly to fend for themselves

    The drought, which officials say is worse than the 1972 famine that affected 25 million

    Droughts have led to almost 5,000 farmer suicides in the last five years, including 947 last year

    About 20,000 villages in the state of Maharashtra are grappling with a severe drinking water crisis, with no water left in 35 major dams [more]

    [more below]

  2. [under Infrastructure Collapse]
    Monday, 17 June 2019
    Blackout in Argentina , Uruguay and parts of Paraguay


    A widespread power failure left all of Argentina and Uruguay along with parts of Paraguay and without electricity on Sunday morning.

    The problems started at approximately 7:07am local time when there was a collapse of the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI). This caused a massive power outage that affected Uruguay and Paraguay also. Almost 50 million people across South America were affected by this power outage. [more]
    Every year, billions of gallons of ocean water fall into the Earth at subduction zones, then gush back out at hydrothermal vents, contributing to hundreds of feet of sea level loss over time

    Every day, hundreds of millions of gallons of water stream from the bottom of the ocean into Earth’s mantle as part of a very wet recycling program that scientists call the deep water cycle. [more]

    New Dinosaur: Ancient 36 feet Loch Ness monster discovered in Antarctica

    Paleontologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Loch Ness Monster look-alike in [un]freezing Antarctica.

    War on Iran Stupidest Idea Yet Recorded in a Human Brain

    Scientists not employed by ExxonMobil or named Neil DeGrasse Tyson have reached a universal consensus. Wanting the United States to attack Iran is the single stupidest idea yet recorded in a human brain. In the words of one, “It isn’t even close.” [more; brought to you by Tom Cotton - which is what is stuffed between his ears]

    Tom Cotton pushes for conflict with Iran despite unanswered questions on tanker attack

    Tom Cotton is ready to get his war on.

    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) isn’t interested in waiting for clearer answers about the confusing details and conflicting accounts of what happened to a pair of tanker vessels in the Gulf of Oman this week.

    According to Cotton’s watch, it’s time to attack Iran. [more]

    [next piece below]

  3. Second strong earthquake (magnitude 6.6) hits Kermadec Islands - third for the region within 8 hours

    Shallow 6.0-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands - 3rd in 2 days, 4th for region
    Jessica Biel joins anti-vaccine activist RFK Jr. to lobby against California pro-vaccination bill

    On Wednesday, actress Jessica Biel came out as an "anti-vaxx activist," as The Daily Beast put it, joining anti-vaccination crusader Robert Kennedy Jr. at the California legislature to lobby against a bill that would make it harder to opt out of vaccinating children for medical reasons. This wasn't an activity Biel's publicist highlighted.

    [SOTT]Comment: Funny that in the next paragraph RFK describes Biel as "for safe vaccines and for medical freedom," yet the first line of the piece calls her "an anti-vaxx activist". Talk about hyperbole. [more]

    Hollywood dystopia? Sir Peter Jackson and James Cameron team up to promote meatless future

    [nothing to worry about, since there won't be any around]

    US tech giants are losing billions, quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban - report

    Highly concerned over an imminent loss of billions of dollars in trade with Huawei, Silicon Valley giants have been quietly lobbying the Trump administration to ease its ban on sales of components to the Chinese tech firm.

    Huawei spent about $11 billion last year buying components from dozens of US companies, including chips from Qualcomm, as well as software from Microsoft and Google. American firms are set to lose that business once their 90-day temporary licenses, granted following Washington's blacklisting of Huawei and 70 of its subsidiaries, expire on August 20.

    To prevent that from happening, major US chip makers such as Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx have quietly lobbied the Commerce Department to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese firm, Reuters reported, citing anonymous industry sources.

    This isn't about helping Huawei. It's about preventing harm to American companies. [more; yeah, it's interconnected]

    Plane crashes into river at Polish airshow, killing experienced pilot [2 short videos]

    [finally for this morning: learn while you laugh]
    Le Show for June 16, 2019 [~ 1 hr]

  4. [some news headlines from RF]
    News Links, June 17, 2019

    India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. goods from Sunday

    Gold Has Out-Performed U.S. Dollar for Nearly 50 Years

    Competitive currency devaluation could prompt global financial chaos - ex-PBOC chief

    The World Is Facing A $400 Trillion Retirement Shortfall By 2050
    Don't get comfortable waiting for 2050. Everything will fall apart well before then. -- RF

    Inspired by Deutsche Bank Death Spiral, European Banks Sink to Dec 24, 2018 Level – First Seen in 1995
    The benefit of NIRP: There's hell to pay – even the ECB admits it.

    The Growing Risk of a 2020 Recession and Crisis

    Bitcoin causing carbon dioxide emissions comparable to Las Vegas or Hamburg

    Hundreds Of U.S. Flights Canceled As GPS-Based Aircraft Navigation System Fails

    Trump presses Lockheed to keep open a Pennsylvania plant slated for closure

    Houthis Say US Reaper Drone Shot Down, Release Video, Pics

    Putin: US-Russia Relationship 'Getting Worse by the Hour'

    Is The US Preparing For War With Russia?

    Trump Thinks US Oil Is His Strength When It's His Achilles' Heel

    U.S. has 'no interest' in new conflict in Middle East - military [oh, right - let's believe what the Pentagon says]

    America Is Stuck With a $400 Billion Stealth Fighter That Can't Fight
    Here's something the public didn't know until today: If one of the U.S. military's new F-35 stealth fighters has to climb at a steep angle in order to dodge an enemy attack, design flaws mean the plane might suddenly tumble out of control and crash. Also, some versions of the F-35 can't accelerate to supersonic speed without melting their own tails or shedding the expensive coating that helps to give the planes their radar-evading qualities.

    Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden

    Trump talks about 'nations of terror'. Has he never met the United States?

    Why the S-400 Is a More Formidable Threat to US Arms Industry Than You Think

    How Trump's "Maximum Pressure" Campaign Against Iran Now Works Against Him

    Trump offered to suspend sanctions while negotiating with Iran, Khamenei rejected the offer: more attacks expected

    Mexico detains 791 undocumented migrants, National Guard starts to patrol southern border

    Climate change effects on hydropower in California

    Canada Can't Get Its Pipeline Problem Under Control

    'Everybody's so down in the dumps': Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods and throw party instead

    More dogs are getting sick as climate changes pushes diseases into new parts of the US

    Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

    America's Legacy of Regime Change
    Review of Covert Regime Change: America's Secret Cold War, by Lindsey A. O'Rourke (Cornell University Press, 2018); 330 pages.

    U.S. Ramps Up Online Attacks on Russian Power Grid, NYT Says

    Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

    Pentagon Keeps Trump in the Dark About its Cyber Attacks on Russia

    US Govt's Entire Russia-DNC Hacking Narrative Based On Redacted Draft Of Crowdstrike Report

    Assange to Face 5-Day Extradition Hearing in February 2020

    Waiting For The Black Swan — War with Iran would be the beginning of the end

    When Social Security Runs Out: What the Program Will Look Like in 2035

    Many Americans say their financial situation is worse since the Great Recession

    Corporations Suddenly Realize That Once-Coveted Millennials Are A "Screwed Generation"

    Credit Card Debt Spikes In Hawaii As Economy Falters

    Trade War Nightmare Causes Collapse In Demand For US Industrial Space

  5. Check out Google and search for JJFHypothesis. They no longer show my Twitter page at the top, or anywhere for that matter. (They still show the hashtag though.) So Google's actively intervening specifically for this site and taking steps to hide routes for people to find their way to this site. I can't say I'm surprised. That's fear - they fear the truth, or they fear people discovering the truth, or both.

    If I was full of shit, they wouldn't go through that kind of effort - why bother? Lots of BS sites out there; they don't have these problems. But if I'm right, which I am, then...bawk bawk bawk!

    1. I just googled it on my Android phone and it does have your Twitter at the top. Also your Facebook page and this blog site.

      Now let us apologize to Google.

    2. So they haven't altered the results on Android devices yet, just computers. Maybe even only Windows computers. It's not browser-specific - I checked both Chrome and Firefox, same results, this blog page and my twitter page and my facebook root page all missing. But since it works right on Android, I checked my iPad and it works right there too.

      So I'm not apologizing - just because they've only altered the results on computers doesn't mean they won't alter the results for other devices next. If you're gonna start a campaign to hide something in search engines, maybe you can't do it all at once, so where ya gonna start? On Google, affecting results that go to computers.

    3. LMAO - and now it's back to normal on computers too. Squeaky wheel got some grease! Still not apologizing though. Shouldn't have happened at all, and I shouldn't have to check to see if they're hiding sh#t and bitch about it to get it fixed.

    4. Still not showing this blog page either. So you can't get here DIRECTLY with that search, only indirectly, via my Facebook and Twitter pages. If I didn't have those, it'd be like this blog didn't even exist to someone using a computer and Google who doesn't already know the URL and come here directly.

    5. Google knows what's best for us all. Worship Google! It is commanded!

      Our Google...who art in heaven...hallowed by thy Name...

    6. Omg! Thanks for the burst of hysterical giggles Mike. Jonny's right, Google listens no matter where you bitch about Google. Its all so surreal....

  6. Yahoo still shows my Twitter page, exactly like Google USED to. But fewer people use Yahoo. And I don't know if the government has complete control over Yahoo, but I'm quite sure they control Google.

  7. Damn, Margo warned that censorship was coming - we've been reading about it since. So what's next? Set up something on the dark web, Tor platform?

  8. 8-year-old boy bitten by shark off North Carolina coast; 3rd attack in the state this month

    [incl. 2 min. news spot]

    Woman Rescued after SUV Rolls Down California Cliff

    [~ 2.75 min. news clip]

  9. Yes Google is a govt agency now for all intents and purposes.

    Lake Travis and JJFH continues its love affair...

  10. Another American Dies in Dominican Republic
    Another American Dies in Dominican Republic

    The victim is the ninth American to die in the Dominican Republic within the past year and a half, according to NBC News. Local government authorities have promised they’re working with U.S. authorities to investigate the recent deaths of three U.S. tourists in Bahia Principe resorts in La Romana and in Punta Cana in May, while saying the cases are “unrelated and isolated.” [more; how can they say that when they don't know the cause?]

    Firefighters Rescue Workers From Scaffold Collapse at UPenn

    SkyForce10 then captured firefighters appearing to help two workers in bright shirts down a long fire truck ladder. Both men refused treatment for minor cuts and bruises, Philadelphia police said. [more]

    Russia's next-gen MiG-35 fighters superior to F-35, half the price

    [she-i i t, anything's better than the junk we got hosed for]

    AI brings figures from still photos to life

    [very interesting, see ~ 5 min. video]

    Two strong shallow earthquakes hit southwest China, at least one person dead

    Pit bulls involved in attack that killed woman in Bakersfield, California

    Underground fire triggers panic in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Rain-triggered flood leaves 5 dead in south China's Guangxi

    Japan's northeastern Honshu Island hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

    Floods in Mongolia leave at least 12 dead

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  12. "The bombing will be massive": US planning a 'tactical assault' in Iran - UN officials

    Diplomatic sources at the UN headquarters in New York revealed to Maariv that they are assessing the United States' plans to carry out a tactical assault on Iran in response to the tanker attack in the Persian Gulf on Thursday.The military action under consideration would be an aerial bombardment of an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program, the officials further claimed.

    "The bombing will be massive but will be limited to a specific target," said a Western diplomat. [more; there are a lot of sitting ducks real close by for Iran to retaliate upon]

    Show Us The Evidence: U.S. Allies Demand Proof Iran Attacked Tankers

    VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence [30 sec. video]

    [from our Health desk]
    Blood pressure drug recall: Teva pulls losartan tablets tainted with possible carcinogen

    Teva Pharmaceuticals this week expanded its recall of losartan potassium tablets after detecting a possible human carcinogen in the blood pressure medication.

    The Israel-based drugmaker recalled six more lots of losartan potassium that contained unacceptable levels of a nitrosamine impurity. In April, Teva pulled 35 lots of the drug after detecting the same impurity, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid, or NMBA. [more; "just flush 'em down the drain like everyone else does"]

    Flooding Rain and Scattered Severe Storms Expected From Plains to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Through Midweek