Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-16

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

2019-07-16 - Ponds suddenly turn pink at Cane Garden and Josiah’s Bay on the island of Tortola (British Virgin Islands):

Note: They say that's caused by blue-green algae, but I gotta say, that looks EXACTLY like the pig poop lagoons in the Carolinas. Those are the same shade of pink and they are that color because of purple sulfur bacteria, which eat hydrogen sulfide and only exist in fluids containing hydrogen sulfide. The British Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, which has been getting hit by massive rafts of sargassum algae, which spew hydrogen sulfide as the algae dies and decomposes. Whatever anyone says is the cause, I'd avoid any water that looks like Pepto Bismol…

2019-07-16 - Unknown odor hits passenger plane, plane returns to coastal Riga (Latvia):

Quote: "A Moscow-bound flight of Latvia's national carrier airBaltic returned to Riga on Monday after a strange smell was reported in the cockpit and cabin, a spokesperson for Riga International Airport informed."

2019-07-16 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "A TUI flight from Cancun to Newcastle declared a mid-air emergency and was forced to land in Orlando. Flight TOM643 departed Cancun at 5.20pm on Tuesday and was flying over [coastal] Jacksonville when it is believed smoke was visible on board the aircraft."

2019-07-16 - Small plane bursts into flame mid-air, plane makes emergency landing southeast of Salem (Oregon), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities say a pilot was able to escape the single-engine plane he was flying after it caught fire and make an emergency landing southeast of Salem."

Note: These are the 81st and 82nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-16 - Wildfires in California are 500% larger due to climate change and may grow exponentially as the world continues warming:

Quote: "Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s a really big deal."

2019-07-16 - Sewer fire breaks out at transit station in coastal Pittsburg (California):

Quote: "BART says it has reopened its Pittsburg/Bay Point station after a report of a sewer fire led officials to briefly close it Tuesday, authorities said. Around 8:15 p.m., station staff received word of the fire in a parking lot sewer drain, and closed the station out of an abundance of caution, BART spokesman Chris Filippi said in a statement."

2019-07-16 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, several vehicles burn, in Des Moines (Iowa), nobody there:

Quote: "Des Moines firefighters said crews were called to Don's Auto & Truck Salvage at 1500 S.E. 30th St., where several vehicles caught fire. Authorities said no injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze is unknown because no employees were present when it began."

2019-07-16 - Electrical substation damaged by fire, blackouts ensue, on coastal Staten Island (New York):

Quote: "Con Edison says a fire at a substation Tuesday night caused scattered power outages in parts of Staten Island."

2019-07-16 - Arctic sea ice extent reaches record low for the date on Arctic Sea Ice Day:

2019-07-16 - Heatwave set to broil much of the US:

Quote: "Heat index values will near 110 degrees in much of Iowa this week, as excessive heat and high humidity combine to create a 'dangerous situation,' the National Weather Service said Tuesday."

2019-07-16 - Canned vegetable shortages observed in a variety of locations across the US:

2019-07-16 - Home damaged by explosion on Twin Circle Way in Lansdowne (Maryland), 2 miles from the coast:

Note: This is the 107th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-07-16 - Residential area devastated by massive fire along the Amazon River in Iquitos (Peru):

Quote: "A massive fire has swept through a neighbourhood in the Amazonian jungle city of Iquitos in Peru. The flames could be seen rising from both sides of a street in the city on the upper Amazon river as firefighters and locals battled the blaze."

2019-07-16 - Plastic recycling center heavily damaged by fire in coastal St. Andrew on the island of Jamaica:

2019-07-16 - Wildfire breaks out east of Highway 87 near Big Spring (Texas):

2019-07-16 - Ferry ship 'Xin Yu Jin Xiang' bursts into flame at 1 AM near coastal Incheon (South Korea):

Quote: "Passenger cargo ship XIN YU JIN XIANG suffered fire in engine room about a mile west of Jawol-do island, SW of Incheon, Korea, Yellow sea, at around 0100 Seoul time Jul 16. The ship with 150 passengers and 50 crew on board was en route from Incheon to Qinhuangdao China. All passengers were evacuated to a patrol ship, and later transferred to Incheon, one passenger said to be medically treated. The ship was disabled, anchored west of Jawol-do, understood to be towed to Incheon."

2019-07-16 - Fishing ship 'Myojin Maru No. 8' bursts into flame in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia, crew abandons ship:

Quote: "On July 16, 2019, the 'Myojin Maru No. 8' caught fire and went adrift in the Indian Ocean. The 24 crew members abandoned ship and had to be rescued. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority received an alert from the Japan Coast Guard around 7.45 a.m. An AMSA's Challenger jet was deployed to assist with the SAR operation, 1000 kilometres west of Perth. Another Japanese fishing vessel, the 'Seifuku Maru 88', was in the area and successfully rescued all crew members at 10.30 a.m."

2019-07-16 - Tugboat bursts into flame near coastal Golden Meadow (Louisiana):

2019-07-16 - Boat bursts into flame at the Guy Sandy Boat Ramp on Arbuckle Lake in Sulphur (Oklahoma):

2019-07-16 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Land's End (Britain):

2019-07-16 - Yacht 'Louisa Bell' destroyed by fire near the island of Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands):

Quote: "A ship with two people aboard caught fire off the coast of Tinian early yesterday morning but there were no immediate reports of any fatalities or injuries. A source on Tinian who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity said he heard about the vessel fire early yesterday morning at around 8am, that there were passengers aboard the vessel, and that everyone made it out unharmed. The vessel, identified as the Lousia Bell, a 30-foot, blue and yellow boat, has since sunk off the coast of Tinian. The captain of the boat was Mariano Lelurman."

Note: These are the 627th, 628th, 629th, 630th, 631st and 632nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-16 - Antique fire truck bursts into flame on South Main Street in Kaysville (Utah):

2019-07-16 - Transit bus bursts into flame near Brushy Creek Road in Cedar Park (Texas):

Quote: "A Capital Metro bus caught fire Tuesday afternoon, shutting down two of three southbound lanes on 183A in Cedar Park, police officials said. The incident happened around 4:40 p.m., just north of Brushy Creek Road, police said."

Quote: "This is the second CapMetro bus to catch fire this summer. Earlier this month, a bus caught fire in South Austin."

2019-07-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked inside facility in coastal Dartmouth (Canada):

Quote: "Shortly before five o'clock this morning, Halifax Fire and Emergency was called to the Metro Transit mechanic's garage in Dartmouth. District Chief Lloyd Currie telling NEWS 95.7 a fire had broken out in a bus inside the building."

Note: These are the 341st and 342nd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-07-16 - Tanker truck bursts into flame near Industrial Way and Pike Court in Concord (California):

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at truck stop off Salt Springs Road in Weathersfield Township (Ohio):

Quote: "The tractor of a semi and part of the trailer were destroyed Tuesday after the engine on the truck caught fire. It happened in the early morning hours at the Petro truck stop off of Salt Springs Road. The driver, who was asleep at the time, made it out of the truck safely after another driver woke him up. The entire cab of the truck was burned out and destroyed, and the front part of the trailer sustained damage."

2019-07-16 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Kingsville (Maryland):

Quote: "A tractor in the garage of a Kingsville home caught fire Tuesday night, officials said. Firefighters said that nobody was injured."

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business on Schoolhouse Road in Cheshire (Connecticut):

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Sellersburg (Indiana):

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Mississippi River bridge near Le Claire (Iowa):

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:45 AM on the Pacific Highway in Frederickton (Australia):

2019-07-16 - Tractor bursts into flame on Fosse Way in Nettleton (Britain):

2019-07-16 - Tractor bursts into flame off Stowgate in Deeping St James (Britain):

Note: These are the 1188th, 1189th, 1190th, 1191st, 1192nd, 1193rd, 1194th, 1195th and 1196th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-16 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on North Keene Street in Columbia (Missouri):

2019-07-16 - Van bursts into flame on Ruthin Road in Mold (Britain), 1 injured:

2019-07-16 - Van bursts into flame on the A52 in Leverton (Britain):

2019-07-16 - Van bursts into flame on Fieldway in Amersham (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 16 July, 2.06pm Van on fire, Fieldway, Amersham. One appliance and crew from Amersham attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-07-16 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station, fire spreads to pump, in Fresno (California), 1 injured:

2019-07-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 288 in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2019-07-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street near Topeka (Kansas):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at convenience store near Holy Cross (Iowa):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 in Hubbard (Ohio):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in Nash County (North Carolina):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on Route 128 In Woburn (Massachusetts):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-79 near Fairmont (West Virginia):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 7 AM on Caswell Drive in Canberra (Australia), separate crash 10 minutes later too:

Quote: "Emergency crews were called out to Caswell Drive near Bandjalong Crescent about 7am after a car fire in one of the southbound lanes. The fire was extinguished a short time later with no injuries reported. About ten minutes later, a three-car crash happened just 300 metres away on Gungahlin Drive in one of the southbound lanes near the Belconnen Way intersection."

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Ulhasnagar (India):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M8 near coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on Church Lane in Backford, Chester (Britain):

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 1:33 AM on the A505 near Duxford (Britain):

2019-07-16 - Two cars go up in flames at 12:18 AM on Well Lane Bypass in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Well Lane Bypass, Bridlington. Tue 16 Jul 2019 00:18 (No:15390) Fire involving two motorcars. Crews extinguished using two hose reels and one breathing apparatus."

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 2:58 AM on Ladysmith Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Ladysmith Road, Grimsby. Tue 16 Jul 2019 02:58 (No:15401) Car fire. Crews extinguished using one hose reel and one breathing apparatus. Small tools in use to make vehicle safe by disconnecting battery."

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 16 July, 6.12pm Car fire, Eagle Farm Roundabout, A421, Magna Park, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used a dry powder extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on road near Flixborough (Britain):

Quote: "Wood Bottom And Private Access Road To Flixborough Grange, Flixborough. Tue 16 Jul 2019 16:22 (No:15442) Car fire. Crews extinguished using one hose reel and one breathing apparatus."

2019-07-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-64 in Waynesboro (Virginia):

2019-07-16 - Two flying cars and outbuilding destroyed by fire near Putah Creek in Dixon (California):

Quote: "A grass fire Sunday in Dixon destroyed two iconic prototype Skycars believed to have belonged to Paul Moller, a retired UC professor widely considered the world’s pre-eminent flying-car enthusiast. The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. on Currey Road, in the Putah Creek area, Dixon Fire Department division chief John Malone said."

2019-07-16 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in High Bridge (New Jersey):

2019-07-16 - Office building damaged by fire at Holland Office Park Complex in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-07-16 - Church destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Williamsburg County (South Carolina):

2019-07-16 - Mobile home destroyed by fire near Cox Ferry Road near Conway (South Carolina):

2019-07-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-07-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire on James Street in Darlington (South Carolina), nobody there:

2019-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 3 AM on 35th Street NE in coastal Marysville (Washington), nobody there:

2019-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire on Norman Bridge Road in Montgomery (Alabama), nobody there:

2019-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire on South Main Road in Vineland (New Jersey):

2019-07-16 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire shortly before 5 AM in coastal Coronado (California), nobody there:

2019-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM on Stanley Lane in Colesville (Maryland):

Quote: "No one was hurt, but the accidental fire caused an estimated $400,000 in damage, the fire department said. It was found to have started on an enclosed porch where several batteries were stored."

2019-07-16 - Deadly fire burns home in Roswell (New Mexico), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-07-16 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:37 AM on South State Street in Aurora (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-07-16 - Vacant mobile home burns in Bossier Parish (Louisiana):

2019-07-16 - Vacant mansion destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in West Long Branch (New Jersey):

2019-07-16 - At least two pilot whales die after 20+ whales strand on St Simons Island (Georgia):

Quote: "They were mostly successful; some of the whales were able to return to the water, but two did die."

2019-07-16 - Fish dying in the River Des Peres in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-07-16 - Two men, 40 and 62, go out on boat, empty 'ghost boat' found, both men found dead in Lake Mendocino (California):

Quote: "Officials have been searching for Soto since June 11, when his father was found dead floating in the lake, according to the sheriff's office. Family members told investigators 62-year-old Carlos Soto and Vincent Soto had gone out fishing that day. Their boat was recovered on the lake with no one aboard, and each man's wallet and identification were found in the boat."

2019-07-16 - Two people, 20 and 25, die in pond in Bhojpur (India):

2019-07-16 - Two boys, 10 and 12, die in the River Jhelum in Bandipora (India):

2019-07-16 - Woman and girl found dead in canal in Pakhopur (India):

2019-07-16 - Cop, man, 36, Marine Corps veteran, dies in his sleep at home in Roseville (California):

2019-07-16 - Woman, 61, found dead in the water near Pfeiffer Beach in coastal Big Sur (California):

2019-07-16 - Woman dies after being pulled from the water near Van Brunt Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-07-16 - Man, 76, found dead and partially submerged in the Susitna River in Willow (Alaska):

2019-07-16 - Man, 59, falls into Lake Michigan and dies in Hammond (Indiana):

2019-07-16 - Man, 40 to 60, found dead near motel in Houston (Texas):

2019-07-16 - Man drops dead near business in Memphis (Tennessee):

2019-07-16 - Woman, 53, found dead near Curtin Road in Peru (Massachusetts):,579684

2019-07-16 - Woman, 30, Japanese free-diving champion, falls out of apartment and dies in coastal Okinawa (Japan), possible toppler:

Quote: "The police believe there was no foul play based on investigations at the scene, but said they still do not know why she fell."

2019-07-16 - Man, 31, found dead in the Tagus River in coastal Lisbon (Portugal):

2019-07-16 - Empty 'ghost boat' found on the Rock River, person missing, near Rockford (Illinois):

2019-07-16 - Man has 'medical episode', loses consciousness, tractor plunges into pond, near Millard (Missouri):

Quote: "Emergency crews told KTVO a man was baling hay when he experienced a medical episode and drove the tractor and large hay baler he was operating into a pond."

Quote: "It was reported that he had lost consciousness for a short time."

2019-07-16 - Driver has 'medical episode', runs another car off road, in Winnebago County (Illinois), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office said a driver had a medical episode and ran another car off the road. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries."

2019-07-16 - Driver has 'medical issue', SUV plows into office building, near Newark (Delaware):

Quote: "He said the driver was an employee of the office and believes the man suffered a medical issue."

2019-07-16 - Soldier has 'medical emergency' in car, man helps get him stopped, in Glendale (Arizona):

Quote: "They realized the driver was slumped over, semi-conscious, not responsive and appeared to be having a medical emergency. He said the driver was also in a military uniform."

2019-07-16 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', car crashes through fence, in Hampstead (Maryland), 1 injured:

Quote: "Tim Brown, public information officer with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, believes the driver, who was the sole occupant of the 2017 Honda, suffered a 'medical emergency' prior to the 9:15 a.m. crash in the 1800 block of North Cape Horn Road."

2019-07-16 - Man, 69, has 'medical episode', car knocks another car into yard, near the Murray River in Murray Bridge (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "It is understood a 69-year-old man in a Toyota Camry suffered a medical episode while driving behind a 70-year-old woman in a Volkswagen. The man’s car crashed into the back of the VW and pushed it into the front yard of a house."

2019-07-16 - Small plane crash-lands in the ocean near beach in coastal Ocean City (Maryland), engine failure, 1 injured:

2019-07-16 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in the Town of Verona (Wisconsin), engine failure:

2019-07-16 - Small plane crash-lands in field near Detroit Lakes (Michigan), engine failure:

2019-07-16 - Small plane makes emergency landing, crashes into pole, near Lidgerwood (North Dakota):

2019-07-16 - Small plane crashes near Otherton Airfield, close to Penkridge (Britain), 2 injured:

2019-07-16 - Float plane crashes into lake in Crescent City (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-07-16 - Float plane crashes into Mistastin Lake (Canada), 3 killed, 4 missing:

2019-07-16 - Helicopter crashes east of Council Bluffs (Iowa), 1 lightly injured:

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer's brakes fail at 5:30 AM, truck overturns into alley, near the Palouse River in Colfax (Washington):

Quote: "The truck blew through the stoplight at Main Street. The truck was heading for the south fork of the Palouse River, but the driver avoided going into the water by tipping the semi into an alley."

2019-07-16 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-71 near Mifflin Township (Ohio):

2019-07-16 - Two cars collide head-on in Hialeah (Florida), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-07-16 - Car crashes off bridge, plunges into the Halifax River, in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-07-16 - Bird attacks rising across the US:

2019-07-16 - Huge sinkhole opens in Greensburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A massive sinkhole in Greensburg is getting worse. Westmoreland County Officials confirmed a large sinkhole Tuesday at the 100 block of Town Square Drive, in front of the Gander Mountain Outdoor Store. Right now, the sinkhole is about 42 feet deep and 60 feet across."

2019-07-16 - Four-story building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 10+ killed:

2019-07-16 - Residential building collapses in Jos (Nigeria), 13+ killed:

2019-07-16 - Man loses consciousness in swimming pool at the Castaic Aquatic Center in Castiac (California):

2019-07-16 - Man collapses at beach at coastal Pentewan Sands (Britain), woman has medical problems in coastal Penzance too:

Quote: "A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said yesterday that the St Austell Coastguard Rescue team was asked to assist paramedics at about 4.30pm and that a man had collapsed on the shore."

2019-07-16 - Millions of jellyfish invade the coast of Israel, threaten power plants:

2019-07-16 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2019-07-16 - Magnitude 4.3 and 3.5 earthquakes strike near Brentwood (California):

2019-07-16 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Greenwood Lake (New Jersey):

2019-07-16 - Australia towns close to reaching 'day zero' as drought dries up water supplies:

2019-07-16 - Drought afflicts Harare (Zimbabwe):

Quote: "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."

2019-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 100+ people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, 4 million people forced from their homes:

2019-07-16 - Intense frost damages citrus production in the province of Entre Ríos (Argentina):

2019-07-16 - Over 820 million people suffer from hunger, with number increasing for third straight year:

2019-07-16 - Another snake-like UFO spotted as mystery object 'emits energy beam' over Washington State:


  1. Lost power right after my last post (from my phone) last evening. The sky got dark, the wind kicked up (blowing the
    canopies of the > 100 ft tall trees around wildly) and then the rain came down for a good while. Power came back on ~ 10 min. later. i trust you all are coping with this heat wave, which is expected to continue into next week here.

    It's HOT (> 90F). The humidity is around 70% (uncomfortable to say the least) and may go to ~ 75% before the weather pattern changes, according to Weather World last night.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.17.19 Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo [18.75 min.]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (July 17, 2019) [~ 43 min.]

    Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crash Blocks I-78, Route 309 in Pennsylvania

    The big rig caught fire as it crashed into the Route 309 overpass of Interstate 78 eastbound in Upper Saucon Township, just south of Allentown in Lehigh County, around 5 a.m. Thursday.

    The cause of the crash remained under investigation Thursday as engineers worked to check the structural integrity of the overpass, state police said. [more]

    First NYC, Then DC... More Power Outages Are Looming: Could Your Area Be Next?

    It seems like we’re seeing more and more power outages this summer for “no reason.” [more]

    Forest Service is managing a 7,000-acre wildfire south of Prescott, Arizona

    A wildfire 10 miles southwest of Mayer, Arizona (see the map below) has burned about 7,000 acres in the Prescott National Forest. [more]

    Lookout tower in Yellowstone burns

    The historic Mount Holmes Fire Lookout burned in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday after being struck by lightning. [more]

    “I don’t know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people’s garbage”

    Turkey's northwest struggles with flash flood

    Flash flood on July 17 stranded many people in northwestern Turkey after blocking roads and causing heavy damage to the buildings.

    Cumayeri, a district of the northwestern Düzce province, was hit by heavy rainfall which triggered landslides and blocked the roads to the villages.

    over 10 cattle were drowned in the disaster [more]

    47 pilot whales strand themselves on St. Simon Island, Georgia - 3 die

    Man attacked by seal in highly rare incident off Devon coast, UK

    A swimmer was taken to hospital after being attacked by a seal off the Devon coast yesterday. [more]

    Lightning bolt kills 23 cattle in Odisha, India

    Lightning strike killed as many as 23 bovines including seven cows, 10 bullocks and six calves in Balibahaka village under Nagari panchayat of Pallahara block in Angul district Wednesday.

    According to villagers, the cattle were grazing in the field at about 2:00pm when the incident occurred killing them on the spot. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Wildfires force evacuation of hundreds of homes in Israel

    Extreme heat caused fires to rage across Israel on Wednesday, as police evacuated residents throughout the country from hundreds of homes, 15 of which caught fire.

    A fire broke out mid afternoon in a parking lot in Jerusalem's Malha neighborhood, setting 10 cars aflame. Within 45 minutes, the Fire and Rescue Services brought the blaze under control, preventing it from spreading to nearby vegetation and buildings. [more]

    7/17/2019 -- CENSORSHIP of Oregon M5.4 Earthquake report - Shut down WHILE LIVE [7.5 min. Dutchsinse video]

    ALERT: I WAS LITERALLY SHUT OFF WHILE LIVE as I began showing the Oregon Earthquake and telling everyone about how we warned with the HOT SPOT LAST NIGHT off the coast of Oregon. [more]

    [contains this article]
    This Isn't Normal: 20 Large Quakes Have Hit California Within The Last 24 Hours

    Margo & Robin Take Their First Look at Arctic Sea Ice for 2019 (July 17, 2019) [62.5 min. video and text]

    Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

    Birds Falling from Sky; Bleeding from Beaks -- Avian EBOLA

    [source: Hal Turner, so take it with a bag of salt]

    1. I didn't know Hal Turner did reporting on things like mass bird die offs. Of course he tries to indicate that this is "ebola". Lol... As far as I know there's been no link with birds and ebola, but we are surely in strange times. Mother Earth is ramping up her efforts to kill us off fast so maybe she's "evolved" birds to carry ebola. I'm betting it is more JJFH related though, which I'm sure Turner would poo-poo.

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  3. i hear ya, Mike. It's like we either believe the lying msm or we get fringe people citing anonymous "sources" and ya don't know who or what to believe.

    Take for example that "disabled oil tanker" that Iran said it towed to port for repairs. Now they're keeping [possibly] another ship for smuggling oil [see below]. But that's what the British just did to them! So ya can't go startin' a war over it - the situation needs diplomacy and negotiation. Trouble is, with Bolton advising Trump and our allies going rogue like the UK just did, it's not gonna be easy.

    i don't believe everything that Robin publishes, but i'll take a look at it and see what develops for most of it. He's good on the climate change front.

    How's ol' Hambone doin'? i haven't kept up since he moved east. Was that temporary?

    Iran Guards say they have seized a 'foreign tanker'

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday they had detained a "foreign tanker" and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf.

    The tanker was seized on Sunday "south of the (Iranian) island of Larak" in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the force's Sepahnews website said.

    The Guards did not detail the name or provenance of the vessel.

    "With a capacity of two million barrels and 12 foreign crew on board, the vessel was en route to deliver contraband fuel received from Iranian boats to foreign ships in farther regions when it was intercepted," the force said.

    Oil falls nearly 3% as U.S. Gulf production returns

    Oil fell nearly 3% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region.

    Crude rose earlier in the session after Iran said it had seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf. Prices pulled back after it emerged that the vessel had only a small cargo and was detained on Sunday for fuel smuggling. [more; see? completely different picture of the situation]

    Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia

    [didn't survive long]

    [from our What Could Go Wrong? dept.]
    Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

    Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise.

    They're part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the country's nuclear industry under President Donald Trump and already approved or pending approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, largely with little input from the general public.

    Manmade ruin adds 7,000 species to endangered 'Red List'

    Mankind's destruction of nature is driving species to the brink of extinction at an "unprecedented" rate, the leading wildlife conservation body warned Thursday as it added more than 7,000 animals, fish and plants to its endangered "Red List".

    The group has now assessed more than 105,000 species worldwide, around 28,000 of which risk extinction.

    The report warned that as many as one million species were now at risk of extinction, many within decades, as human consumption of freshwater, fossil fuels and other natural resources skyrockets.

    It found that more than 90 percent of marine fish stocks are now either overfished or fished to the limit of sustainability. [more]