Monday, July 15, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-14

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

2019-07-14 - Unknown odor sickens people on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):

Quote: "A JetBlue flight heading from Newark to the Dominican Republic was diverted to JFK Airport after passengers and crew members started to feel sick due to an 'unusual odor' on board, the airline and airport sources said. "

Quote: "According to NBC4, a number of people on board became dizzy and started vomiting due to a strange smell."

2019-07-14 - Unknown fumes hit passenger plane, flight crew sickened, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "The flight crew reported they had detected fumes in the cockpit and passenger cabin and that a number of persons on board appeared to have been affected and would require to be checked by paramedics on arrival."

2019-07-14 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-07-14 - Basement transformer bursts into flame in hotel in Lexington (Kentucky):

2019-07-14 - Landfill fire breaks out in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2019-07-14 - Landfill fire breaks out in Safford (Arizona):

2019-07-14 - Wildfire rages in coastal Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico):

Note: This is one of the areas where the beaches are being inundated with hydrogen-sulfide-spewing sargassum algae...

2019-07-14 - Woman, 53, loses consciousness in swimming pool in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "The girl told police her grandmother was swimming laps while she was playing in the shallow end. But when the girl went to check on her grandmother, police said, she noticed the woman was face down and unconscious."

2019-07-14 - Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria while swimming at Ocean View Beach in Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-07-14 - Fishing trawler 'Norma Mary' bursts into flame near coastal Fosnavåg (Norway):

Quote: "On July 14, 2019, at 10.40 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Norma Mary' west of Ålesund, 30 miles off Fosnavåg. The fire was accompanied by heavy smoke development from the fishing factory on board. Several vessels in the vicinity and a rescue helicopter from Florø were sent to assist. It hoisted smoke divers of the fire department's RITS group on board. A few hours later the fire was under control. "

2019-07-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Iamonia (Florida):

2019-07-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Head Lake in Haliburton (Canada):

Note: These are the 623rd, 624th and 625th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-14 - Crane truck bursts into flame on the M25 near Waltham Abbey (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at Petro Star Refinery on Dayville Road in coastal Valdez (Alaska):

2019-07-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:29 AM on I-81 in Berkeley County (West Virginia):

2019-07-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Cumberland Parkway in Columbia County (Kentucky):

2019-07-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-43 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-07-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Easton (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in West Pitten, Plympton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1173rd, 1174th, 1175th, 1176th, 1177th, 1178th and 1179th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-14 - Truck bursts into flame near intersection in Gladstone (Michigan):

2019-07-14 - RV and home destroyed by fire in Morongo Valley (California):

Quote: "He added that the fire started in or near a motorhome parked near the home, and the flames spread into the house. The motorhome is a total loss, and Gorter said the house is pretty much a complete loss too."

Note: This is the 257th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-07-14 - Campervan bursts into flame in Heywood Wood, Devon (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Van bursts into flame at Nickerson State Park in coastal Brewster (Massachusetts):

2019-07-14 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-70 near Lecompton (Kansas):

2019-07-14 - Minivan bursts into flame on Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-07-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 6:30 AM near coastal Oregon Inlet (North Carolina):

2019-07-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Malden Road in Essex (Canada):

2019-07-14 - Car bursts into flame at 4:05 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "LFR was contacted about a car fire at 6127 NW 9th Street at around 4:05 a.m. According to officials, soon after the fire spread to a nearby garage."

2019-07-14 - Car bursts into flame on M5 slip road near coastal Burnham-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Car bursts into flame on the M56 near coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Huddersfield (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Car bursts into flame on Taplow Common Road in Burnham (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 14 July, 7.00pm Car fire, Taplow Common Road, Burnham. One appliance and crew from Windsor attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-07-14 - Five vehicles go up in flames while parked outside business in coastal Martinez (California):

2019-07-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Painted Cave Road near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2019-07-14 - In four separate incidents, at the same time, vehicle bursts into flame, two homes ignite and a vehicle rolls over, in Dubuque (Iowa):

Quote: "The Dubuque Fire Department had a busy Sunday afternoon, responding to four calls at the same time. The first call was for a house fire on Prince Street. While firefighters were there, they received a call for another house fire on Adair Street, a vehicle fire on Dodge Street, and a vehicle rollover on Loras Boulevard."

2019-07-14 - SUV and two mobile homes destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Woodridge (New York):

Quote: "An early morning fire in Woodridge Sunday destroyed two mobile homes and a car, according to fire officials. The two-alarm blaze at 1046 Glenwild Road was reported around 3 a.m."

2019-07-14 - Two vehicles, garage and home go up in flames in Ogden (Utah):

Quote: "The damages to the home, garage and two vehicles affected by the fire are estimated to be around $70,000, according to Ogden Fire."

2019-07-14 - Cars and garages destroyed by fire in Winterbourne Gunner (Britain):

Quote: "During subsequent emergency calls from members of the public it was found that the fire involved a number of cars and garages so a further 2 appliances and ALP from Andover, Ludgershall and Winchester were mobilised."

2019-07-14 - Two vehicles and two structures destroyed by fire on Northshore Diamond Lake Road near Diamond Lake (Washington):

Quote: "Two structures and two vehicles were destroyed in the fire."

2019-07-14 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Paragould (Arkansas):

2019-07-14 - Barn destroyed by fire near Harborcreek (Pennsylvania), 3 horses killed:

2019-07-14 - Church destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM on Brighton Point Drive South in Cottonwood Heights (Utah):

2019-07-14 - Textile factory heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2019-07-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Doleac Street in Harvey (Louisiana):

2019-07-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Washington Street in Chambersburg (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2019-07-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:17 AM in Birmingham (Alabama), 1 injured:

2019-07-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours on Perkins Avenue in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2019-07-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East Heroy Avenue in Spokane Valley (Washington):

2019-07-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Chamberlain Drive in Murfreesboro (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-07-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Rowe Road in Alford (Massachusetts):,579463

2019-07-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Delo Drive in Hampton Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:26 AM on Willow Lane in Exeter (Wisconsin):

2019-07-14 - Four homes destroyed by fire on Boundary Avenue in Red Lion (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-14 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Oliver Place in West Scranton (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-14 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Townhouse Road in Lakeside (Virginia):

2019-07-14 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Fourth Street in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2019-07-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on 31st Street Northwest in Mandan (North Dakota):

2019-07-14 - Deadly fire burns home on Eugene Avenue in Dayton (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-07-14 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 6:30 AM on State Line Road in Dyer (Indiana), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Note: Blazing SUV in the garage...

2019-07-14 - Deadly fire burns home just before 3:30 AM on Washington Street in Weirton (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-07-14 - Deadly fire burns home in Clovis (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2019-07-14 - Vacant motel burns in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho):

2019-07-14 - At least 74 dolphins found dead this year along the coast of Ukraine:

2019-07-14 - Two dugongs found dead in the Andaman Sea near Thailand:

2019-07-14 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond at Haverstraw Bay Park in Haverstraw (New York):

2019-07-14 - Four turtles found dead on beach in Marina Romea (Italy):

2019-07-14 - More than 300 tons of fish suddenly die in Sragen (Indonesia):

2019-07-14 - Many thousands of fish found dead in river in Fortaleza (Brazil):

2019-07-14 - At least 76 turtles found dead this year along the coast of Bahia (Brazil):

2019-07-14 - Around 100,000 fish found dead in river in Vung Tau (Vietnam):

2019-07-14 - Around 40 tons of fish die in river in Thua Thien Hue (Vietnam):

2019-07-14 - Man and woman found dead in home on Great James Street in coastal Derry (Ireland), 550 feet from the coast:

2019-07-14 - Boy, 16, found dead in the water at quarry, and man, 45, found dead in pond, in coastal Penang (Malaysia):

2019-07-14 - Boy, 6, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at apartments in Houston (Texas):

2019-07-14 - Person collapses on trail, goes into cardiac arrest and dies, along the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "Authorities are investigating a death on Southeast Portland’s Springwater Corridor along the Willamette River on Sunday, Portland Fire & Rescue officials said. First responders were first called out to the trail in the Oaks Bottom area at about 10:30 a.m. on reports of a person needing CPR on the trail near Ross Island."

2019-07-14 - Woman, 66, dies after being pulled unconscious from Round Lake in Round Lake Beach (Illinois):

Quote: "Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said that it is unknown if the woman suffered a medical event while she was in the water or if she drowned."

Note: Also see the head-on collision in Round Lake Beach on this day...

2019-07-14 - Man, 43, found dead in Lake Success (California):

2019-07-14 - Man, 25, found dead in the Grand River in Grand Haven (Michigan):

2019-07-14 - Person dies after being pulled from submerged car in Clear Creek in Clear Creek Canyon (Colorado):

2019-07-14 - Man, 41, dies in the Menominee River near Faithorn Township (Michigan):

2019-07-14 - Man found dead in vehicle at Walmart in Odessa (Texas):

2019-07-14 - Person found dead in Lake Ontario near Point Breeze (New York):

2019-07-14 - Man, 20, jumps into the water and dies in Cavendish Lake (Canada):

2019-07-14 - Man, 27, found dead in the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon (Canada):

2019-07-14 - Man in his 20s found dead in Lac des Sables in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (Canada):

2019-07-14 - Woman, 53, found dead in Sparrow Lake near Gravenhurst (Canada):

2019-07-14 - Woman found dead along the St. Croix River near St. Stephen (Canada):

2019-07-14 - Man, 22, found dead in pond in Bijnor (India):

2019-07-14 - Man, 72, has 'medical episode' and dies while riding bicycle near coastal Seaton (Britain):

Quote: "A cyclist has died after an incident on a Devon road this morning. Emergency services were called to the A3052 at Stafford Cross near Seaton at 9.40am after initial reports suggested a cyclist had been involved in a collision. However, it later emerged that the man had suffered a medical episode and has since been pronounced dead."

2019-07-14 - Man drops dead on High Street in coastal Mablethorpe (Britain):

2019-07-14 - Woman, 62, has 'medical episode', car crashes into golf course, in Bella Vista (Arkansas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police believe the woman had a medical episode causing her to lose control of her vehicle and veer off Highway 71 South and onto the Bella Vista Country Club Golf Course. She was pronounced dead at the scene."

Note: Near Sugar Creek, Lake Ann, Lake Norwood, Lake Avalon, Lake Windsor and Lake Rayburn...

2019-07-14 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into pole, in Monmouth (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of a Subaru experienced a medical emergency, according to Assistant Monmouth Fire Chief Ed Pollard. Pulling off the road, the vehicle hit a telephone pole, which landed on the car’s hood."

2019-07-14 - Small plane crashes onto island in the Ume River near coastal Umeå (Sweden), all 9 aboard killed:

2019-07-14 - Small plane crashes in Hastings (Florida), engine failure, 2 injured:

Quote: "About nine miles down the road, a second small plane crashed Sunday morning in St. Johns County. Two men were aboard a single engine plane that crashed in Elkton."

2019-07-14 - Small plane crashes in Elkton (Florida), engine failure:

2019-07-14 - Small plane crashes into field in Starke County (Indiana), 1 injured:

2019-07-14 - Small plane makes emergency landing on road in Macon County (Illinois), engine failure:

2019-07-14 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field near Wolverton (Minnesota), engine failure:

2019-07-14 - Small plane crashes along Grey Road 13 north of Eugenia (Canada), 1 lightly injured:

2019-07-14 - Freight train derails in Hays (Kansas):

2019-07-14 - Tanker truck overturns at 1:21 AM, bursts into flame, on I-55 in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:;-lanes-closed/5394581/

2019-07-14 - Minibus veers off road and overturns into creek in Giresun (Turkey), 5 killed, 6 injured:

2019-07-14 - SUV veers off road, plunges into river, in Flower Mound (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Jennings said witness accounts lead police to believe the driver may have had a seizure while he was driving."

2019-07-14 - Pickup truck veers over centerline at 11:30 PM, hits car head-on, near Round Lake in Round Lake Beach (Illinois), 2 injured:

2019-07-14 - Car crashes into median at 3:30 AM, overturns into drainage canal, near South Bay (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-07-14 - Residential building collapses in Solan (India), 14 killed:

2019-07-14 - Amusement ride breaks at lakefront amusement park on Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad (India), 2+ killed, 26+ injured:

2019-07-14 - Power outage blacks out hundreds of homes in La Mesa (California):

2019-07-14 - Magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the Maluku Islands (Indonesia):

Quote: "The quake hit hours after a magnitude 6.6 struck offshore Western Australia, south of Indonesia."

2019-07-14 - Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Broome (Australia):

2019-07-14 - Lightning strike kills man and injures woman on Flagstaff Mountain (Colorado):

2019-07-14 - Lightning strike kills 220 sheep and goats in central Kashmir (India):

2019-07-14 - Sandstorm blows for seven days, crops and transportation disrupted, in Jaisalmer and Barmer (India):

2019-07-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit western Greece:

2019-07-14 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides kill dozens of people across Nepal, India and Bangladesh:

2019-07-14 - Monster iceberg A-68 on the move again, satellite imagery shows:

2019-07-14 - Biologist spots huge barrel jellyfish while diving near Falmouth (Britain):


  1. Those mysterious, unidentified "odors" making passenger planes make emergency landings - do you think it's the toxic stew of gases in the upper atmosphere being sucked into the planes circulation systems (via their jet engines), Jonny? We've seen jet engines bursting into flames at altitude, too.

    Wow - a FOUR-pak (4 JJFH incidents at the same time)! Next thing you know the first responders will ALSO have flaming vehicles and suddenly driving-while-dead drivers.

    The Willamette claims another victim, NO water-related deaths in India (a rarity) and a ridiculous amount of fish dead on this day. People dying in swimming pools and lakes all over the place, as usual, while we had a train derailment and 5 vehicles burning in the same place in CA.

    Here's today's accumulation of news and blog posts, to show that things aren't improving.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    Most Important Message Ever

    NASA data through June 2019 confirms an earlier analysis that it could be 1.85°C (or 3.33°F) hotter in 2019 than in 1750.

    When looking at how much hotter June 2019 was compared to the annual global mean 1980-2015, it was 2.08°C (or 3.74°F) hotter, as the image below shows.

    a 3°C rise could eventuate as early as in 2020 in case of a persistently strengthening El Niño. This could cause a rapid decline of the snow and ice cover around the globe, in turn making that less sunlight gets reflected back into space. Changes to the jet stream could also contribute to a further strengthening of storms, which threatens to push large amounts of hot, salty water into the Arctic Ocean, triggering eruptions of more and more seafloor methane.

    A catastrophe of unimaginable proportions is unfolding. Life is disappearing from Earth and runaway heating could destroy all life. At 5°C heating, most life on Earth will have disappeared. When looking only at near-term human extinction, 3°C will likely suffice. Study after study is showing the size of the threat, yet many people seem out to hide what we're facing. [more]

    Tuesday, 16 July 2019
    The Reality that is not being talked about by anyone

    Food Shortage Warnings Begin As Tropical Storm Barry Rips Through America's Heartland [Michael Snyder article]

    For now any food shortages will just be minor inconveniences, but if harvests around the world are as disastrous as many are projecting, that could soon change in a major way. [more]

    Water crisis in Zimbabwe: 2 millions without water for weeks in capital city Harare – First cases of typhoids reported

    Australia towns close to reaching “day zero” as drought dries up water supplies – “We could be looking at anything from $500,000 to $1.5 million per month to transport the water”

    Across New South Wales and Queensland’s southern downs, country towns are approaching their own ‘day zero’, as water supplies dry up in the drought.

    Ten towns, including major centres, are considered to be at high risk of running out within six months, if it doesn’t rain and if water infrastructure isn’t improved.

    Councils are rushing to put emergency measures in place, but more than a decade since the end of the millennium drought, water security is still almost non-existent for many rural communities. [more]

    Water shortages are happening faster than expected.
    Harare has joined the Indian city of Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines, that have endured water scarcity due to extended drought, polluted water and aging infrastructure.

    [continued below]

  2. BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.15.19 Two million in Zimbabwe s capital have no water as city turns off taps [~ 19.6 min.]

    Space Weather, Barry & Earthquake Report with Margo (July 15, 2019) [~ 77.5 min.]

    Red Flag Warnings in effect Tuesday and Wednesday

    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for elevated wildfire danger beginning at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 for areas of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. [more]

    Explosive peat moss

    In at least one location in Alberta, Canada the peat moss is so dry it can turn to dust when disturbed, and in the presence of sufficient heat and oxygen is damn near explosive. [more]

    [cool gadget]
    Tracked wildland fire vehicle with turbine aided nozzle/mist blower

    Can be refilled by helicopter [more]

    Another earthquake rattles Seattle – 3 major earthquake threats for Seattle

    The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes.

    Scientists have their top three: The Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Seattle Fault and the South Whidbey Island Fault [more]

    Weather Alert in Nunavut: Unprecedented temperature of 21°C (69.8°F) measured in Alert, Canada (Arctic, lat 82.5°N)

    This is the latest anomaly in what’s been a long, hot summer across the Arctic.

    A new absolute temperature record has been set in Alert, Nunavut, on July 15, 2019, with a max temperature of 21°C (69.8°F), beating the previous max of 20°C (68°F) in 1956.

    This is also the world record above lat 80.0°N. [more]

    Over 100 killed with many missing along with millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh: Deadly monsoon-induced disasters
    Sign of the times? The third consecutive time in 2019 (April, May and June) the past 12-month US precipitation record has hit an all-time high.

    Ground Level "Electromagnetic Radiation" - *RECORD HIGH TODAY* ( - 07/15/2019 - (1080p) [~ 2 min. MrMBB333 video] [high UVC AGAIN]

    As Wall Street Celebrates Rising Stock Prices, Companies Are Literally Shutting Down All Over America

    How long can the stock market possibly stay completely disconnected from economic reality? On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose just 27 points, but that was good enough to push it to yet another new all-time record high. Investors have been absolutely thrilled by the extremely impressive bull run that we have witnessed so far in 2019, but there is no way that this is sustainable. Wall Street may be celebrating for the moment, but meanwhile all of the hard economic numbers are telling us that we have now entered a new economic slowdown. Just like in 2008, it appears to be inevitable that the party on Wall Street is about to hit a brick wall, but nobody should be surprised when it happens. Everywhere around us there are signs of economic trouble, and right now companies are literally shutting down all over America. [more]

    [more below]

  3. Soros and Koch Co-Found New Think Tank to Restore Obama’s Iran Policy

    The debate between Obama’s and Trump’s policies on Iran is basically a dispute between America’s billionaires. America’s electorate are just observers. The actual decisions will be made by only the big-money people, because they are the gate-keepers to power, certainly in America, even if not necessarily in some other countries. [more]

    [cyber threats exposed]
    The Terrorists Among US- Law and Policy

    Can you give me a reason why the US which already collects and analyzes every piece of data on the internet needs so many more of what amounts to interns working with state sized software packages?

    That’s 82 US citizens per new hire private sector OSINT agent. They have to literally spend 4 days on each person they investigate (82 per year including babies) just to get a full year’s worth of work because of the existing DNI, FBI, CIA, DIA, DOD OSINT agents have the rest of the world covered.

    How serious is the information I’m providing? The EU Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) sent the articles to the EU institutions, agencies and bodies as well as outside governments and agencies. This means the EU has real concerns about the practice, laws, and policies allowing the practice because of the inherent damage so-called bit-players in private Intel and Information Operations (IO) can do at home and abroad not to mention diplomatically. [more; like giving a 14 y.o. a loaded machine gun]

    Over 820 million people suffer from hunger, with number increasing for third straight year – Overweight and obesity rising in almost all countries

    Global vaccination rates stalled in 2018 due to conflict, inequality, and complacency – Measles cases more than doubled to almost 350,000 – 20 million children missed out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccines

    [the unsustainable global economy]
    Global Debt Hits $246 Trillion, 320% Of GDP, As Developing Debt Hits All Time HIgh

    Large amounts of sulphur dioxide in the Arctic while methane levels in the mid-atmosphere appear to have reduced

    [long, multi-article composition - well worth the read]

  4. I see that ConEd is warning New Yorkers that more blackouts may be coming. They say it is because of a coming heat wave this weekend. But I think they really know they're vulnerable to the Jumping Jack Flash cuz it's a gas, gas, gas....

  5. House explosion leaves 1 dead, 15 injured in Southern California

    One person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured when a house exploded in Southern California on Monday afternoon.

    Crews from the Southern California Gas Company were sent to fix a natural gas line reportedly damaged by a contractor working on a home in Murrieta, California. Murrieta Fire and Rescue was also dispatched to the property. Less than an hour after the crews arrived on scene, the house exploded.

    [Inyo face]

    California hiker found in Inyo National Forest after going missing with dog 'thankful'

    [7.6 min. news spot & text]

    [the ol' running from a 'knife-wielding man behind tree' story]

    Police to charge suspect in US scientist's slaying in Crete

    A 27-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges on the Greek island of Crete after the body of American scientist Suzanne Eaton was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II.

    Police said a Greek man from the island had confessed to the "violent criminal act" and sexual assault, using his car to hit and abduct the 59-year-old while she was out for a hike. [more]

    [makes that last story believable]

  6. [editor's note: in the above phrase NO deaths in India - i wasn't counting the 100s that have died in recent flooding, my mistake]

    Floods kill over 100 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh with 4 million forced from their homes

    Signs and Portents: Mutant cow born with two heads and three eyes caught on camera in Argentina

    Bali rocked by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

    Floods have affected nearly 20 million people in China

    Record-high of 377 rivers reporting floods in China

    Ebola outbreak in Congo has spread to Goma, a large city and transport hub near Rwandan border

    "Throwing up blood": Georgia man, 31, becomes 13th US citizen to die on vacation in the Dominican Republic

    A bacterial invasion? People all over the US East Coast are suddenly being attacked by flesh-eating disease in 2019 [Michael Snyder piece]

    We seem to have entered a time when nature is behaving in some extremely strange ways. It would be great if the experts could explain all of the weird things that we are seeing, but they can't.

    I don't know about you, but for now I am definitely staying out of the ocean. If something is causing a population explosion of flesh-eating bacteria along our coastlines, I don't want to mess with it. [more]

    Plane passengers stunned as 'UFO splits into six pieces and vanishes in mid-air'


    [but wait, there's more]
    Another snake-like UFO spotted as mystery object 'emits energy beam' over Washington


  7. Underground Issue Causes Power Outages in Spring Garden, PECO Says
    Power Restored After Outages in Spring Garden

    An underground electrical equipment issue near 16th and Wallace streets caused the outage around 2:45 p.m., according to a PECO spokesperson. The outage impacted at least 1400 customers in Fairmount and Spring Garden.

    The power was back on for all customers around 4 p.m., PECO said.

    Officials have not yet revealed whether Tuesday's excessive heat played a role in the outage.

    The incident occurred days after an underground fire caused outages in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood.

    Boat fire sends plumes of smoke over Delaware River

    It happened off the coast of Delran, New Jersey.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation. [more]