Sunday, July 14, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-13

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: Fires And Explosions

2019-07-13 - Underground electrical fire(s) cause widespread blackouts in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "The city's fire department was responding to numerous transformer fires, the first of which occurred in Manhattan on West 64th Street and West End Avenue, officials said."

Quote: "De Blasio said on Twitter earlier that the source of the outage involved a 'manhole fire.'"

2019-07-13 - Underground electrical fire breaks out just after 1 AM and causes blackouts in Old City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Dramatic video shows flames pouring out of a manhole in Old City. The fire broke out just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of 4th and Market Streets on Saturday."

2019-07-13 - Dozens of cars go up in flames before 3 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to apartment building, in Fountain Valley (California):

Quote: "Approximately 40 vehicles were reported to be damaged, as well as exterior damage to around 16 apartments."

2019-07-13 - Huge tire fire breaks out in Naco (Mexico):

2019-07-13 - Landfill burns for 7 days in Ariyamangalam (India):

2019-07-13 - Wildfires rage along the coastline in southern Italy, 1+ killed:

Quote: "Firefighters are battling wildfires on multiple fronts in southern Italy, including one blaze in [coastal] Puglia that left at least one person dead. Firefighters said Saturday they had sent up three Canadair aircraft to dump water on a wildfire raging in [coastal] Tortoli, Sardinia, that forced the evacuation of a beach and some homes. Canadairs were also deployed over a forest in Puglia's [coastal] Gallipoli, near a beach and a protected park. Firefighters said a burned body was discovered during land-based operations."

2019-07-13 - Boat explodes into flame at marina on Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob (Missouri), 4 injured:

2019-07-13 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Silver Strand Beach (California):

Note: These are the 621st and 622nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-13 - Tour bus bursts into flame while parked at Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2019-07-13 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at Wharton Gardens in Winsford (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Kharkov (Ukraine):

Note: These are the 338th, 339th and 340th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-07-13 - Tanker truck destroyed by fire at business on Avenue 54 in Coachella (California):

2019-07-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in Eddyville (Iowa):

2019-07-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Coquihalla Highway south of Kamloops (Canada):

Note: These are the 1170th, 1171st and 1172nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-13 - Service truck bursts into flame while parked at HVAC business in Joplin (Missouri):

Quote: "A Gunlock family member said one service truck was on fire and another was damaged."

2019-07-13 - RV bursts into flame off 1st Avenue near Birdland Marina on the Des Moines River in Des Moines (Iowa):

2019-07-13 - RV bursts into flame on I-20 near Vicksburg (Mississippi):

Note: These are the 255th and 256th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-07-13 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Lilac Place NW in Warren (Ohio):

Quote: "It was the second vehicle fire in two days. A 2009 Kia Optima caught fire around 9:30 a.m. Friday morning in the Eastwood Mall parking lot near Gander Outdoors, 2390 Niles Cortland Road."

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on 14th Street in Kaukauna (Wisconsin):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame near Andrews Highway and Shakespeare Road in Ector County (Texas):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside building at Dawlish Business Park in Dawlish (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on Spine Road East in Cirencester (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on the A249 near Sittingbourne (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame at 12:06 AM on Court Street in Madeley (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on Allen Road in Shaftesbury (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on Front Street in Langtoft (Britain):

Quote: "Front Street, Langtoft. Sat 13 Jul 2019 19:33 (No:15211) Fire in footwell of car. One hose reel in use."

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on Holderness Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Holderness Road, Hull. Sat 13 Jul 2019 10:42 (No:15175) Fire involving electrical wiring in car. Crews extinguished using one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera. Vehicle made safe using small tools."

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame at 12:02 AM on Greengate Lane in South Duffield (Britain):

Quote: "Time: 0002hrs Location: Greengate Lane, South Duffield A crew from Selby attended report of a car on fire. 100% fire damage to the vehicle and crews used one hosereel jet and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire."

2019-07-13 - Car bursts into flame on Park Lane in Burnham Beeches (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 13 July, 9.35pm Car fire, Park Lane, Burnham Beeches. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-07-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-55 in Perry County (Missouri):

2019-07-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-80 in Totowa (New Jersey):

2019-07-13 - Barn and 1400 bales of hay destroyed by fire on South River Road near Cedarville (Ohio), 2 horses killed:

2019-07-13 - Barn destroyed by fire, fire spreads to shed and home, on Ritenour Road in New Madison (Ohio):

2019-07-13 - Barn destroyed by fire on North Road in the Town of Washington (Wisconsin):

2019-07-13 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Grain elevator heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in West Fargo (North Dakota):

2019-07-13 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Lebanon (Tennessee):

2019-07-13 - Waterfront tiki bar destroyed by fire on the Homosassa River in coastal Homosassa (Florida):

2019-07-13 - Rubber factory heavily damaged by deadly fire in New Delhi (India), 3 killed:

2019-07-13 - Home damaged by fire on Dellwood Drive in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-07-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Blossom Street in Nashua (New Hampshire), dog killed:

2019-07-13 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Farmview Lane in Perinton (New York):

2019-07-13 - Home destroyed by fire on Arlington Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-07-13 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire shortly after 4 AM on Old Kings Road South in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-07-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:35 AM on North John Street in Goldsboro (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-07-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Dominion Road just south of Fayetteville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-07-13 - Deadly fire burns home in Walhalla (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2019-07-13 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4 AM on Edd Raines Road in Sugar Tree (Tennessee), 600 feet from the Tennessee River, 2 killed:

2019-07-13 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-07-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:24 AM on Stratford Avenue in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-07-13 - Two vacant homes destroyed by fire in Bellaire (Ohio):

2019-07-13 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Citronelle (Alabama):

2019-07-13 - Vacant commercial building burns at 6:37 AM on Halton Road in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Two girls, 12 and 14, found dead in pond in Yevata (India):

2019-07-13 - Two boys, both 12, die in the water at quarry near Vedachandur (India), man, 28, dies in canal too:

2019-07-13 - Two boys, both 15, die in Mithagar Creek near KC Engineering College in Thane (India):

2019-07-13 - Two men, 36 and 38, found dead in Jhilpi Lake in Nagpur (India):

2019-07-13 - Man, 24, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Ridge on coastal Long Island (New York):

Quote: "Seventh Precinct officers responded to 6 Giant Oak Road at about 5:55 p.m. after a family member called 911 to report finding 24-year-old Anthony Spero unresponsive in the above ground pool."

Note: A woman, 46, just died the day before after being found on a pool float in a swimming pool with her head resting in the water, in coastal Island Park on Long Island, about 44 miles from Ridge as the gas blows, mentioned in the 2019-07-12 update...

2019-07-13 - Man, 67, jumps in water to retrieve hat, has chest pains and dies in Lake Eufaula (Oklahoma):

Quote: "He jumped into the water to retrieve the hat. Dobson resurfaced one time complaining of chest pains, according to the report."

2019-07-13 - Woman found dead in drainage ditch in Joplin (Missouri):

2019-07-13 - Man, 62, found dead in South Sand Lake (Michigan):

2019-07-13 - Woman, 44, found dead in Rondout Creek off Webster Lock Road in Rosendale (New York):

2019-07-13 - Man dies in Joe Pool Lake near Grand Prairie (Texas):

2019-07-13 - Woman, 77, dies after being pulled from Long Pond in coastal Wellfleet (Massachusetts):

2019-07-13 - Woman found dead in parking lot at hospital in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-07-13 - Man found dead near Keyes (California):

2019-07-13 - Person slumps over dead in car at Walmart in Brewton (Alabama):

2019-07-13 - Man, 18, found dead near Silverknowes Golf Course in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2019-07-13 - Man slumps over dead in car in Claverham (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Man, 20, found dead near school in coastal Bude (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Man found dead near bridge over the River Sowe in Longford Park in Coventry (Britain):

2019-07-13 - Woman has difficulty breathing on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Dublin (Ireland):

Quote: "The flight was travelling from Doha in Qatar to Washington in the US at the time. The crew reported they had a female passenger in her 30s experiencing difficulty with her breathing."

2019-07-13 - Man loses consciousness on boat near coastal Cumberland Island (Georgia):

Quote: "A man was rescued Saturday morning after he was reportedly unresponsive aboard a vessel 12 miles east of Cumberland Island in Georgia, according to the U.S. Coast Guard."

2019-07-13 - Man has 'medical issue', car overturns into ditch, in Presque Isle (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to Captain Vince Baldwin, of the PIFD, the unidentified male driver suffered a medical issue, which caused him to veer off the road, where his vehicle rolled over into the ditch."

2019-07-13 - In 4 separate incidents, within 24 minutes, two vehicles accidents occur, woman strokes out and man has chest pains, in Pocatello (Idaho):

Quote: "Within the span of 24 minutes, the city's emergency responders were called to two motor vehicle accidents, a woman suffering a stroke and a man suffering severe chest pains."

Quote: "In 2015, there were 19 times when the Fire Department responded to five overlapping emergencies — incidents happening during the same short time frame. From January to May of 2019, there were 33 times when this happened."

2019-07-13 - Small plane crashes into community center, bursts into flame, in Katy (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-07-13 - Small plane crashes in Clinton (Arkansas), 3 injured:

2019-07-13 - Helicopter crash-lands in Garfield County (Montana), 3 injured:

2019-07-13 - Tanker truck overturns into creek near the West Fork River in Worthington (West Virginia):

2019-07-13 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, in coastal Fujairah (UAE):

2019-07-13 - Tractor trailer veers across median, crashes into eight vehicles, on I-15 west of Baker (California), 10+ injured:

Quote: "The San Bernardino County Fire Department says that a semi truck crossed the center divider on I-15, roughly 20 miles west of Baker, California Saturday afternoon and collided with eight vehicles."

2019-07-13 - Minivan veers off road, crashes into pole, on Route 77 in Sparta Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-07-13 - SUV veers off road at 1:17 AM, crashes into bridge support, in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed:

2019-07-13 - Pickup truck veers over centerline at 2:45 AM, hits car head-on, fire erupts, in Newton County (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-07-13 - Car crashes into guardrail just before 7 AM, bursts into flame, on Route 8 in Watertown (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2019-07-13 - Car overturns several times on Highway 11 in Lenoir County (North Carolina), 3 injured:

2019-07-13 - Dog attacks and injures 11-year-old boy, face attack, in Cairnlea suburb of coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "It comes just days after a dog mauled Mill Park man Leo Biancofiore to death and injured his wife."

2019-07-13 - Building partially collapses in Astoria area in coastal Queens (New York):

2019-07-13 - Home partially collapses in Lahore (Pakistan), 2 killed:

2019-07-13 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Okinawa (Japan):

2019-07-13 - Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes on the northeastern coast of Mindanao Island (Philippine Islands), buildings damaged, 51 injured:

2019-07-13 - Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Manhattan (Montana):

2019-07-13 - Heatwave brings triple-digit temperatures to parts of Southern California:

Quote: "The San Fernando Valley was one of the hardest hit areas, with triple-digit temperatures in spots Saturday."

2019-07-13 - Temp hits 110F in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The National Weather Service announced Saturday, July 13, that just before 3:00 p.m., the temperature at McCarran International Airport reached 110 degrees, making it the hottest day of 2019, so far."

2019-07-13 - Hurricane Barry brings flooding to Louisiana, fire ants form rafts:

Quote: "Barry made landfall this afternoon in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, before being downgraded into a tropical storm. The system is now crawling north-northwest at 7 mph, brining extended downfalls that could prompt heavy flooding to the area."

2019-07-13 - Lightning strikes kill 14 people in one day across Bangladesh:

2019-07-13 - Three tornadoes touch down in southern Saskatchewan (Canada):

2019-07-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Nepal, 21 killed, 10 missing:

2019-07-13 - Researchers publish first-ever photo of quantum entanglement:


  1. Good morning Jonny and your loyal fans. Looks like Mike's report WAS correct about the multiple transformer/manhole fires. i stan' ('the man' Musial) corrected and apologize for the misinformation.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.14.19 Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers [~ 12.75 min.]

    Methane, SO2, CO2, Arctic Sea Ice, Barry & EQ Report with Margo (July 14, 2019) [~ 81 min.]

    The Number Of Global Earthquakes Is 3 Times Above Normal – 6.1, 6.6, 7.3 + Dozens More Hit The Ring Of Fire Over The Last 48 Hours

    Within the last 48 hours we have seen large earthquakes going off like firecrackers all along the Ring of Fire. As you will see below, a magnitude 6.1 quake just hit Japan, a magnitude 6.6 quake just hit Australia and a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just hit Indonesia. And of course all of this comes just about a week after southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that it has experienced in more than two decades. So is all of this shaking unusual? Just a few moments ago, I pulled up the most recent data from Earthquake Track, and what I discovered is more than just a little bit alarming. Looking at the entire globe, we have averaged 193 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day so far in 2019. That is very high, but it pales in comparison to what we have witnessed over the last week. Within the last seven days, our planet has experienced an average of more than 677 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day. That means that the number of global earthquakes right now is more than 3 times above normal. [more]

    Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria

    A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Florida beach.

    According to news reports, the man became ill shortly after returning from vacation in Destin Beach where he was visiting family for the 4th of July. [more]

    Apple is reportedly investigating after an 11-year-old girl says an iPhone 6 exploded in her hands

    Kayla Ramos was playing on her iPhone 6 in her sister's bedroom in Bakersfield, California, when she noticed sparks coming off the device. [more]

    Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi

    "In Malawi most people depend on fishing financially and as a cheap food source." [more]

    [here's something ya don't hear about]
    Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

    "It's not a profession where people want to reach out for help because they are the help," said Jessica Gardetto, a fire center spokeswoman and former wildland firefighter. "The federal agencies have realized, whether it's suicidal tendencies or just overall mental health, it's a resource that needs to be available — even out on the fire lines."

    No figures on wildland firefighter suicides are available because federal agencies often track only fatalities that occur during work hours, and families don't always release a cause of death. [more]

    [more below]

    1. Tom I overlooked yesterday where you linked to a Hal Turner story saying the NYC blackout was an "attack". My unsolicited advice to you with all due respect is to ignore Hal Turner. He is a nut. No make that a NUT! Everything to him is a result of some conspiratorial agenda. Do some secret agendas exist? Sure they do. But he goes way overboard to the nth degree. He assumes that almost every event is because some nefarious entity caused it. Then he reports on it as though it were fact befor getting the actual facts.

  2. Monday, 15 July 2019
    People have [b]een subliminally taught cognitive distortions for decades.


    1. All or nothing thinking: Things are placed in black or white categories. If things are less than perfect self is viewed as failure

    2. Over generalization: Single event is viewed as continuous failure.

    3. Mental filter: Details in life (positive or negative) are amplified in importance while opposite is rejected.

    4. Minimizing: Perceiving one or opposite experiences (positive or negative) as absolute and maintaining singularity of belief to one or the other.

    5. Mind reading: One absolutely concludes that others are reacting positively or negatively without investigating reality.

    6. Fortune Telling: Based on previous 5 distortions, anticipation of negative or positive outcome of situations is established

    7. Catastrophizing: Exaggerated importance of self's failures and others successes.

    8. Emotional reasoning: One feels as though emotional state IS reality of situation. ie.

    9. "Should" statements: Self imposed rules about behavior creating guilt at self inability to adhere and anger at others in their inability to conform to self's rules.

    10. Labeling: Instead of understanding errors[,] over generalization is applied.�

    11. Personalization: Thinking that the actions or statements of others are a reaction to you.

    12. Entitlement: Believing that you deserve things you have not earned.

    New study confirms all your opinions, world views, beliefs, are correct

    Summer 2019 July Arctic Sea Ice Outlook [~ 12.25 min. video]

    More on the earthquakes in California

    OVER 10,000 Aftershocks and CLIMBING! Line stretching 60 MILES! [~ 13.5 MrMBB333 video]

    Lightning bolt kills at least 22 at market in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

    At least 22 people were killed when lightning struck a market in Azad Kashmir on Monday, local media and officials reported.

    The Leswa Market was completely destroyed by lightning, officials said. [more]

    Lightning kills man, injures woman on Flagstaff Mountain, Colorado

    A man was killed and his wife was injured when he was struck by lightning as they hiked in Colorado on Sunday. [more]

    Monster iceberg A-68 on the move again, satellite imagery shows

    Experts tracking one of the world's biggest icebergs, dubbed A-68, that broke off from Antarctica two years ago, claim it has been on the move, covering over 155 miles towards South Georgia after rotating 270 degrees, reports MailOnline.

    "For an object weighing around one trillion tonnes, Iceberg A68 appears to be quite nimble," Professor Luckman wrote. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes off Papua New Guinea

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, in an area frequently struck by quakes.

    The quake struck 26 km (14 miles) north of Kandrian, in New Britain, at a depth of 33 km.

    There were no immediate reports of damage. [more]

    Pacific Ring continues to fire: A magnitude 6.4 rocks Papua New Guinea: Nearby Indonesia’s Moluccas islands hit by scores of aftershocks Monday

    Four new wildfires break out in Nevada and Idaho

    Could Climate Change Spark a Financial Crisis? Candidates Warn Fed It’s a Risk

    [this is completely wrong-headed thinking, trying to keep this unsustainable financial system going at all costs]

    Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

    The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless power and spending in dozens of ways detailed by the people he employs to write things longer than tweets — and that was before it was amended. And the amendments are shockingly good.

    If you’re going to pass a stinker of a bill, piling several hundred billion more dollars into a criminal enterprise that endangers us, devastates the natural environment, diverts funding away from enterprises that could save and radically improve billions of lives, promotes bigotry and violence, and generates refugees who can then be blamed for it, the least awful way to do so would be with the following amendments. But, bear in mind, these have been passed by the House and not the Senate, and unless people find out they exist and raise absolute hell about keeping them in, the House will strip them out in deference to the Senate, the President, the campaign funders, or all three. [more]

    [from our Don't Tell Scribbler series]
    Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds – “We don’t think of energy as a human right when it actually is”

    Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new Portland State University study. [Data available here: Renewable energy injustice McGee and Greiner 2019.xlsx. –Des] [more]

    [learn while you laugh]
    this week's edition of Le Show [~ 1 hr.]

  4. [some stories from the many at Rice Farmer]
    News Links, July 15, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    DHL Sounds Alarm On Collapsing World Trade: "Significant Downturn" Underway

    De-Dollarizing the American Financial Empire (interview with Michael Hudson)

    A 'sharp correction' is brewing for the next 18 months, strategist says

    Is There a Stealth Financial Crisis? Alarm Bells Are Ringing.

    Rich People Become Poorer For The First Time In 8 Years

    Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Sales Collapse In 2019, No Bottom Until 1Q20?

    Huawei Planning "Extensive" US Layoffs [expect no effect]

    United Airlines to extend Boeing 737 Max grounding through November

    Severe turbulence seen on Air Canada flight will only get worse

    It's Always the Oil: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis (Michael Klare)

    [complete nut-job]Evangelical Christians Risk Setting Middle East on Fire

    Finance Costs Are Killing The Shale Industry

    Signs Of Slower Permian Oil Growth Continue To Emerge

    Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

    Millions of acres of Midwest farmland eligible for U.S.-backed insurance

    A roller-coaster ride ahead for U.S. farmers thanks to extreme weather

    Hong Kong Says China Pork Supply May Not Recover Quickly

    Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

    Canada produces the most waste in the world. The US ranks third

    A new drinking water crisis hits US military bases across the nation

    "Massive Loss Of Life": 3,500 Deaths As Simultaneous Ebola & Measles Outbreaks Hit Congo

    The Problem With Plastic

    The trouble with fruit juice

    A World Without Ice

    The World Population Is Topping Off
    11 billion by 2100? Ain't gonna happen! -- RF

    Why ocean acidification could make some geoengineering schemes irrelevant

    Climate Litigation Has Become a Global Trend, New Report Shows

    "Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech's Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?"
    Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power.
    Definitely take the time to watch The 5G Dragnet. But keep in mind also that the world's leaders and business community see 5G as the economy's savior. Markets quickly become saturated and tilt into stagnation, a state which spells doom for the perpetual-growth economy. It's imperative to keep coming up with new gimmicks — the larger the scale and the more consumptive the better — and 5G is the latest. -- RF

    Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

    A Plausible Theory Of What Jeffrey Epstein Was Actually Doing

    License Plate Readers Are Creeping Into Neighborhoods Across the Country

    Snowden Warns, Big Tech Will "Indenture Entire Populations Into Servitude" To Corps & Govts

    U.N. Report Condemns Torture of Assange

    Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter

    A rare glimpse of what the members of the elite think: What are they going to do when things get really tough?

    US budget deficit jumps 23% through June

    Charts Suggest the Dow Index Is Being Painted to Get "New Highs" in the Market

    These pension plans are at risk of going broke. Now lawmakers need to agree on a fix

    More student loan borrowers carry six-figure balances

    39% of Americans couldn't manage an unplanned $400 expense

    Housing Bubble Reblown: Last Chance for a Good Price Was 7 Years Ago

    Many Americans Will Never Stop Working

    A Long Shadow Creeps over the Economy This Summer

    Another reason your wages are low: it's cheaper to hire convicts

    Getting poorer while working harder: The 'cliff effect'

    How do Americans feel about US arms sales? Not great.

  5. Yeah, some of us learn the hard way, Mike. Good advice and I'll henceforth ignore Hal as a reliable source or, if I do include anything from him, I'll issue a warning.

    Thanks, man.

    1. Believe you me I have learned the hard way. For a long time I gave guys like Hal Turner a lot of credibility. Now I can spot their nonsense a mile away. And the thing is I'm sure there are some things that Turner says that is probably true. Like Alex Jones for example. A lot of truth mixed with error. I'm just impatient with those types anymore. There's so much inherent bullshit in this world as it is. Of course we have to be on guard against mainstream sources of news too.

  6. Huge waterspout filmed off Corsican coast, France

    [great pics and video - HUGE!]

    [speakin' of huge, check THIS out]
    Giant jellyfish spotted off coast of Cornwall, UK

    A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall by divers.

    "I've never seen one that big," said Lizzie Daly, a biologist who saw the creature near Falmouth. [more]

    A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall by divers.

    A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall by divers.

    "I've never seen one that big," said Lizzie Daly, a biologist who saw the creature near Falmouth. [more]

    Tropical Rainstorm Barry will deluge parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley this week

    While the lower Mississippi Valley is bearing the brunt of Barry…

    Heavy downpours will spread across the mid-Mississippi and Ohio valleys into Wednesday with localized flood dangers.
    [more; looks like Jonny will get some and maybe me too]

    [in (Un)Employment News]
    At least 2,500 truck drivers have lost their jobs in 2019 as the transportation 'bloodbath' unfolds — here's the full list of bankrupt trucking companies

    Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary

    A 60-year-old woman disappeared while camping in a remote area of California with her husband

    Joe Powell said his wife took their dog for a quick walk while he re-parked their car, but when he returned, she was gone.
    The family believes that Sheryl has been abducted. Police are treating the case as a search and rescue operation and an "active investigation." [more]

    Fourteen killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

    Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday.

    Floods and landslides caused by the annual deluge have wreaked deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees, with officials warning tolls could rise as they scramble to reach affected communities.

    In Bangladesh, at least 29 people died in the last week, including 18 hit by lightning and seven who drowned after their boat capsized in choppy waters in the Bay of Bengal.

    Another 10 died in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in the southeast of the country, and thousands of shanty homes were destroyed.

    In the latest monsoon-related tragedy in India, a four-storey building on a hillside in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh collapsed, trapping those who had gathered for a party inside. [more]

  7. First Alert: Hottest Temperatures in Years to Hit Area During Dangerous Heat Wave This Week
    First Alert: Hottest Temps in Years to Hit Region This Week

    The hottest temperatures we have seen in years will roll into the area this week and build to dangerous heat levels by the weekend.

    Tuesday will be sunny, hot and humid with highs in the low 90's.

    Wednesday we jump to the mid 90's with a feels-like temperature of 105. We will see several chances for rain and thunderstorms triggered by the remnants of Tropical Storm "Barry."

    Thursday there will be periods of drenching rain courtesy of the remnants of Barry. Localized flooding is a concern. Temperatures will be near 90 with a feels-like near 100.

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the heat and humidity make a bigger jump with highs between 96-100, lows in the 80's and a feels-like between 110-120.