Friday, July 19, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-18

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

2019-07-18 - Methane bubbling vigorously from the sea floor off the coast of North Carolina:

Quote: "Deep-sea explorers investigating a spot 39 miles off North Carolina’s Outer Banks say they encountered a surreal stretch of seafloor filled with geyser-like bubble plumes, some of them 'continuous and others turning off and on over periods of less than a minute.' In some spots, the bubble plumes are plentiful enough to resemble florescent lace curtains in the glow of a camera deployed by NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research. Adding to the spectacle: The bubbles rise amid 'dense' beds of mussels that are seen in a video stretching as far as the camera lens could penetrate. The bubbles are methane gas, seeping constantly from the ocean floor off Bodie Island, at a depth of about 1,300 feet, according to a report by the NOAA-backed team."

2019-07-18 - Hydrogen-sulfide spewing sargassum algae blooms may be the new normal across the Caribbean:

Quote: "It’s not only the 'rotten-egg' stench from the decomposing seaweed that is an issue. The hydrogen sulfide levels that are being released are far above what is considered safe. It has corroded plumbing and refrigerator coils in the office, Angeli said."

2019-07-18 - Satellite images show vast swaths of the Arctic are now burning:

2019-07-18 - Woman in her 30s ignites and burns to death shortly before midnight in garden at home in Chadwell Heath area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "A woman has died after being found on fire in the back garden of a house in northeast London. London Fire Brigade said it was called to 'reports of a person alight' on Lee Avenue, Chadwell Heath, late on Thursday. 'Sadly a woman was confirmed dead at the scene,' a spokesperson said. The victim was aged in her 30s, according to the Metropolitan Police. The force said her death was 'being treated as unexplained' and officers were working to inform next of kin."

2019-07-18 - Person found dead in burning car just after 2:30 AM along street in South Fulton (Georgia):

2019-07-18 - Car bursts into flame just before 7 AM in parking lot at Kroger store and burns man in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2019-07-18 - Passenger plane hit by bang and smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

Quote: "I felt a bang and then started to see some smoke come from the engine."

Note: This is the 83rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-18 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes across four counties in Illinois:

2019-07-18 - Man has 'medical issue' on fishing boat, starts hallucinating, calls 911, near coastal Gloucester (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The New Bedford man was taken to the hospital after he reportedly showed signs of hallucinating and exhibited other mental health concerns while on board a boat just off Gloucester's Dog Bar breakwater, according to police. He had called 911 from the boat. Police said the vessel brought him to the Jodrey State Fish Pier on Parker Street, and that he was taken from there to the hospital by the Fire Department's ambulance squad. No further information was available because police have categorized the incident as a medical issue."

Note: About 20 miles from where a man, 58, just died after being pulled from the water, possibly after a 'medical incident', at coastal Revere Beach (MA), mentioned in the 2019-07-17 update...

2019-07-18 - Much of the US to roast in heatwave over the weekend:

2019-07-18 - Home explodes and burns on North Adams Avenue in Mason City (Iowa), nobody there:

2019-07-18 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand), 6 injured:

Note: These are the 108th and 109th residential explosions in 2019...

2019-07-18 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Taunton (Britain):

2019-07-18 - Wildfire breaks out and grows rapidly to 1,000 acres near State Route 24 east of Yakima (Washington):

2019-07-18 - Wildfire burns through nearly 7,000 acres near Prescott (Arizona):

2019-07-18 - Fishing ship 'St. Christophe II' bursts into flame near coastal Boulogne-sur-Mer (France):

Quote: "On July 9, 2019, at 8.30 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the 'Saint Christophe II – BL.690755', 32 gt, in the Pas-de-Calais. The crew managed to evacuate the trawler aboard a lifeboat nine nautical miles south of Boulogne-sur-Mer. "

2019-07-18 - Fishing ship 'Joseph Roty II' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Concarneau (France):

Quote: "The firefighters of Concarneau were alerted on July 2 in the late afternoon, for a fire aboard the trawler in dry dock at the Quay du Moros around 5:45 p.m."

2019-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame, man pukes, drifts in and out of consciousness, in coastal Nassau County (Florida):

Quote: "'At one point I bet he passed out 10 times with me. One point he was puking, I was very scared for him,' said Paulette Henderson. The 55-year-old man told them he had an electrical fire on his boat. Deputies said he either suffered from a heart attack or an electrical shock. The man wasn’t getting any better, so Joe Henderson called the Coast Guard."

Note: These are the 634th, 635th and 636th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-18 - Double-decker tour bus bursts into flame while parked inside facility in coastal Washington DC:

2019-07-18 - Charter bus bursts into flame on Highway 281 between Johnson City and Marble Falls (Texas), 6 injured:

Note: These are the 344th and 345th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 4 AM on Joe Battle Boulevard in El Paso (Texas):

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-45 in Madison County (Texas):

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 5:30 AM on I-65 in Nashville (Tennessee):

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11 PM on I-89 in Colchester (Vermont):

2019-07-18 - Tractor bursts into flame in Wharram-le-Street (Britain):

Quote: "Wharram Le Street TOC: 14:29 Crew were mobilised to a report of a tractor on fire. Extinguished using 2 hose reels and breathing apparatus."

Note: These are the 1204th, 1205th, 1206th, 1207th and 1208th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-18 - Two garbage trucks, street sweeper and mini excavator destroyed by fire while parked at facility in Mount Vernon (Indiana):

Quote: "It’s still under investigation, but officials believe it started due to an electric problem in one of the trash trucks."

Quote: "The mayor says they lost two trash trucks, a street sweeper, mini excavator, and several pieces of small equipment."

2019-07-18 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-84 in Newtown (Connecticut):

Quote: "Emergency personnel also responded to a report of a 'possibly unconscious' female in a Toyota RAV4 about a quarter-mile before eastbound Exit 10 around 8:40 a.m."

2019-07-18 - RV bursts into flame on the A85 near Crieff (Scotland):

Note: This is the 261st RV to burn in 2019...

2019-07-18 - Hospital transport van bursts into flame at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst (North Carolina):

2019-07-18 - Van bursts into flame at home on Stewart Avenue in Hicksville (New York):

2019-07-18 - Minivan bursts into flame at pet business near coastal Port Charlotte (Florida):

2019-07-18 - SUV bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked near intersection in El Paso (Texas):

2019-07-18 - SUV bursts into flame on I-5 near Salem (Oregon):

2019-07-18 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 8 in Beacon Falls (Connecticut):

2019-07-18 - SUV bursts into flame on US 10 near Midland (Michigan):

2019-07-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at auto shop in Pendleton (Oregon):

2019-07-18 - Car bursts into flame near Bridge of Don Retail Park on Denmore Road in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2019-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Bridgwater (Britain):

2019-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Stokenchurch (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 18 July, 8.07pm Car fire, M40 southbound between junctions 5 (Stokenchurch) and 4 (Handy Cross). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe, one from Watlington and an officer attended. Firefighters used two hose reels and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2019-07-18 - Car bursts into flame at 3:34 AM on Greenwood Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Greenwood Avenue, Hull. Thu 18 Jul 2019 03:34 (No:15578) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2019-07-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Castle Beck in Low Row (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire (Carlisle) 18 Jul 2019 At 13:25 one fire engine from Brampton fire station attended at vehicle fire at Castle Beck, Low Row. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, the crew were in attendance for approximately 50 minutes."

2019-07-18 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on St Johns Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "St Johns Grove, Hull. Thu 18 Jul 2019 18:38 (No:15644) Motorbike involved in fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-07-18 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in Fresno (California):

2019-07-18 - Motorcycle dealership heavily damaged by fire in St Charles suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

Note: A salvage yard was just hit by fire with 15+ cars burning in North St. Louis County the day before too, mentioned in the 2019-07-17 update...

2019-07-18 - Barn heavily damaged by fire at 2:20 AM on Sells Station Road in Union Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-18 - Planter box bursts into flame at 1:40 AM on deck at apartment in Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "Firefighters have determined that spontaneous combustion caused a fire in the middle of the night at a Denver apartment. According to an incident report, firefighters were called to the Garden Court Apartments in the 1100 block of North Syracuse Street at around 1:40 a.m. on July 12. The fire was in a planter box on the deck of the apartment. It only caused minor damage to the deck."

2019-07-18 - Mulch bursts into flame in the wee hours, fire spreads, apartment building destroyed, in coastal Charlottetown (Canada):

Quote: "Winston Bryan says Wednesday's pre-dawn fire originated in the mulch at the back left corner of the building, although exactly what caused it to smoulder and then ignite hasn't been determined."

2019-07-18 - Paint warehouse heavily damaged by huge fire in Almaty (Kazakhstan):

2019-07-18 - Home damaged by AC fire on Meadow Lake Lane in the River Oaks area in Houston (Texas):

2019-07-18 - Home damaged by fire on Bartlow Place in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-07-18 - Home damaged by basement fire in Austin (Minnesota):

2019-07-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the East Beach neighborhood in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-07-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2019-07-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Burbank Lane in Dale City (Virginia):

2019-07-18 - Duplex damaged by fire at 12:56 AM on Dover Street in coastal Oakland (California):

2019-07-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Bristol (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-07-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:25 AM on Tudortop Circle in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-07-18 - Vacant home burns on Harper Street in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-07-18 - At least 50 pilot whales found dead on beach on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (Iceland):

2019-07-18 - Woman, 66, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in St-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud (Canada):

2019-07-18 - Firefighter, man, 46, fights fire at 1:32 AM then goes home and drops dead, in North Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "We regret to pass on the Line of Duty Death of Lieutenant Neil B. Cope, of the North Belle Veron, PA Fire Department on 7/16/19. The North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 0132hrs to assist on a mutual aid residential fire. Lieutenant Cope was part of the engine crew assigned to staging in full PPE and SCBA with masks doffed. After approximately 45 minutes the crew was released by command and cleared the scene. After returning to his residence, Lieutenant Cope spoke to his wife at 0730hrs via phone. His wife then attempted to call him multiple times during the day without success.  At approximately 1600hrs his wife came home and found him not breathing and cold to the touch on the floor of the bedroom. EMS was called and Lieutenant Cope was pronounced deceased at home. "

2019-07-18 - Man in his 30s found dead in the water near the Brooklyn Army Terminal in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "The discovery comes 24 hours after another man's body was found in the water just two miles north, near 28th Street and Second Avenue. That man was found around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead when he was pulled from the water."

Quote: "A third body was found this week on Tuesday. Police were sent to Erie Basin, an inlet of water near the Red Hook Channel, around 8:20 a.m. that day and found an unconscious woman in the water near 499 Van Brunt St. The woman was pronounced dead when she was pulled to shore."

2019-07-18 - Man, 52, found dead in the Rock River after empty 'ghost boat' found, near Rockton (Illinois):

2019-07-18 - Man in his 50s found dead in the Colorado River in Austin (Texas):

2019-07-18 - Man, 53, found dead in Canyon Lake (Texas):

2019-07-18 - Woman, 45, found dead in homeless shelter in coastal Bronx (New York):

2019-07-18 - Man, 70, found dead near his car at Lake Mead (Nevada):

2019-07-18 - Man, 24, dies at jail in Bexar County (Texas):

2019-07-18 - Man found dead in the Loosahatchie River near Memphis (Tennessee):

2019-07-18 - Man in his late 20s has 'medical incident' and drops dead on street in coastal St Leonards (Britain):

Quote: "Police attended Kenilworth Road just before 4pm where a man has died. It is believed to have been a medical incident."

Quote: "He described the deceased man as young, in his late 20s."

2019-07-18 - Boy, 17, drops dead in Furzehill (Britain), 7 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Dorset Police received reports of the sudden death of a 17-year-old boy in Furzehill at around 11.20am. It is not known how the boy died, but a spokesperson for Dorset Police confirmed the death was not being treated as suspicious."

2019-07-18 - Woman has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at home in coastal Bishopston (Britain):

Quote: "A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police reported the force was called to a 'medical emergency'. He confirmed a woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

2019-07-18 - Man, 63, has heart problems and coughs up blood on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

Quote: "A China Eastern Airlines flight, bound to New York from Shanghai, discharged tons of fuel in the air before making an emergency landing in Tokyo yesterday after a passenger coughed blood following irregular heartbeat."

2019-07-18 - Two brothers, 61 and 70, go missing from boat, empty 'ghost boat' drifts ashore still running on Strawberry Reservoir (Utah):

Quote: "The boat's motor was still running and it appeared to have drifted to shore on its own, according to Wasatch County Sheriff's Lt. Ken Purdy."

2019-07-18 - Woman has 'medical episode', minivan crashes into police car, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "An officer was hit by a vehicle on the Westside Thursday night when the driver suffered a medical episode and drifted into the officer's lane."

2019-07-18 - Man, 68, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Birch Run (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police believe the man suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel."

2019-07-18 - Woman has 'medical episode' in car on the M11 in Cambridgeshire (Britain):

Quote: "The M11 southbound carriageway was briefly closed by police as a woman had a 'medical episode' in the live lane."

2019-07-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Highway 97 in Kootenai County (Idaho), engine failure:

2019-07-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field near Paris (Texas), engine failure:

2019-07-18 - Small plane crashes near Leutasch (Austria), 3 killed:

2019-07-18 - Double-decker bus slams into truck in coastal Hong Kong (China), 1 killed, 14 injured:

2019-07-18 - Passenger bus overturns at 7 AM near coastal Compostela (Mexico), 15 killed, 21 injured:

2019-07-18 - Tanker truck overturns on Route 39 in coastal Harwich Port (Massachusetts):

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer crashes into bridge pillar before 6 AM, bursts into flame, on I-78 near Lower Saucon Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer crashes into bridge pillar at 11:45 PM in Sylmar (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-07-18 - Tractor trailer blows tire at 4:25 AM, crashes into canyon wall, in the Virgin River Gorge in Mohave County (Arizona), 1 injured:

2019-07-18 - Heavy truck's brakes fail, truck rolls down embankment, in Lake Oswego (Oregon):

2019-07-18 - Heavy truck's brakes fail, truck crashes off cliff in coastal Boljoon (Philippine Islands), 9+ killed, 16+ injured:

Quote: "The truck was approaching a downhill portion of the road when it suddenly lost its brakes."

2019-07-18 - SUV crosses creek bridge then crashes into home, near Millsboro (Delaware), 1 killed:

Quote: "Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said a 2018 Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on Route 24, and after crossing the Love Creek bridge, the operator lost control. The vehicle crossed over the eastbound travel lane of Route 24 and left the roadway. The Wrangler ran over a raised curb, crossed through a grass yard, and struck an unoccupied residence in the 20000 block of Route 24, John J. Williams Highway, she said."

Quote: "Preliminary reports suggest the driver may have suffered a medical incident prior to the crash, she said."

2019-07-18 - Car crashes head-on into semi, fire erupts, on I-44 in Sapulpa (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2019-07-18 - Naked man jumps on cars and damages them in the wee hours at car dealership in Portland (Oregon):

2019-07-18 - Pack of dogs attacks and kills man on street in Memphis (Tennessee):

2019-07-18 - Building collapses in Douala (Cameroon), 1 killed, several injured:

2019-07-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Vicksburg (Mississippi):

2019-07-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits San Luis Reservoir in Merced County (California):

2019-07-18 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit parts of Turkey:

2019-07-18 - Waterspout filmed over Lake of the Woods in Manitoba (Canada):

2019-07-18 - Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency:

2019-07-18 - Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia:

2019-07-18 - The signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion:

2019-07-18 - Trump administration won't ban pesticide tied to childhood brain damage:


  1. Phenomenal report today, Jonny, indicating the extent to which JJFH is taking over in the ocean, on land and in the atmosphere.

    The top stories show both the oceanic and the atmospheric portions and it's impact as these waves of CH4 and H2S waft around, while almost all the rest indicate the result.

    This was a rare day. There were 2 garbage truck fires AND 2 Hull JJFH incidents on this day, with both phenomena happening on back to back days! JEEZ, that's unheard of - and suggests we're entering another "quickening."

    Also, i'm noticing more bleeding incidents in humans like those dead birds experienced. That woman that burst into flame in her garden was another DEFINITE JJFH incident (there's no other explanation). The self-starting mulch fire is yet another sign of spreading flammable/self-igniting gases.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.19.19 'Potentially deadly' heat wave grips two thirds of U.S. [~ 16.3 min.]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (July 19, 2019) [~ 31 min.]

    Peace Is About To Be Taken From The Earth, And World War 3 Could Literally Start At Any Moment

    Why aren’t more Americans concerned that we could be on the verge of an apocalyptic war with Iran? If there was still any doubt, what happened on Friday made it exceedingly clear that we are literally on the brink of seeing World War 3 erupt in the Middle East. And as I detailed yesterday, a war with Iran wouldn’t be anything like our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the American people truly understood what a war with Iran would be like, there would be millions of protesters in front of the White House right now trying to stop it from happening. Without a doubt, the Iranian government is deeply evil, but the Iranians also possess weapons of mass destruction and they control a vast global terror network unlike anything the world has ever seen before. A full-blown war with Iran would be the stuff that nightmares are made out of, and it would unleash death and destruction on an unimaginable scale all over the planet. Perhaps it is already too late to stop what is going to happen, but I very much hope that is not true. [more]

    Mass die-off of pilot whales wash up along western Iceland Thursday with experts claiming they died after becoming disorientated

    The Marshall Islands in the Pacific have radiation levels up to 1,000 times higher than Chernobyl and Fukushima: With Plutonium-239, a radioactive half-life of 24,100 years.

    14 aircraft and 367 firefighters are battling the Cellar Fire 14 miles east of Yarnell, Arizona

    The 7,000-acre Cellar Fire 15 miles south of Prescott, Arizona was active Thursday afternoon primarily on the northeast side as 7 air tankers, 7 helicopters, and 13 hand crews worked to limit the spread (see the map above). A total of 367 personnel are assigned to the fire. [more]

    [that smoke may be more toxic than they realize - as shown by the firefighter who died story linked above by Jonny]

    [more below]

    1. Dmitry Orlov this past Tue covered a recent comprehesive report on the state of 'Murican defense. Or offense since 'Murica is really more offensive than defensive. But I digress...

      According to this report 'Murica better not be getting into a fight with anyone more substantial than Belize IMO:

      But since we have nutball fundamentalist dominionist cretins, I mean christians throught our government we may see a war anyway. These deluded morons believe it's the will of gawd:

  2. Violent eruption of Ubinas volcano in Peru ejects ash 40,000 ft in the air – Hundreds of people evacuated – Alert level raised to Orange

    Hundreds of people living near the Ubinas volcano have been evacuated after the volcanic peak erupted 07:35 UTC (02:35 local time) on July 19, 2019.

    The ash plume reached an altitude of 40,000 ft (12km). The alert level has been raised from yellow to orange. [more]

    Weather chaos: Heat wave hits USA and Canada as Europe prepares for second heat wave within a month

    While much of the U.S., like Canada, is caught in the grip of a punishing heat wave…Europe prepares for second heat wave within a month. [more]

    The U.S. Police-State Is Now Undeniable: The Assange Case [Eric Zuesse]

    It’s not just that the United States has a higher percentage of its people in prison than does any other nation on the planet. (El Salvador — the land that was largely made, what it today is, by its U.S. trained-and-equipped death squads — is now number 2 on that measure. In another country the U.S. controls, Honduras, protesters tried to burn down the U.S. Embassy on 31 May 2019.)

    The U.S. Constitution has become thoroughly removed from the functioning U.S. Government — no restraint whatsoever upon governmental powers. For a prominent example of this: What is left of the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech (freedom to communicate to the public) and freedom of the press (freedom to transmit to the public) if even online publication (and increasingly not only printed and broadcast publication) is being censored by the government, and/or by the billionaires (such as the neoconservative Democrat Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter), the 607 individuals whose political donations collectively, and very effectively, control the U.S. Government?

    If the public do not possess the means to communicate freely with one-another, then do they possess any meaningful freedom, at all? Or would such a nation instead be a dictatorship, no democracy, at all (except on paper, such as the now-irrelevant U.S. Constitution)?

    The case of Julian Assange is especially instructive here [more]

    Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reaches South Korea, Japan receives record July rainfall

    Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reached South Korea at about 06:00 UTC today and is expected to move over the country on July 20 and 21, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the region. Record July rainfall was already registered in parts of western Japan. [more]

    [from our We're So Fucked! file]
    Space-station cameras reveal how thunderstorms trigger gamma-ray bursts
    The researchers have found that the bursts, known as terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), form when powerful electric fields course through the atmosphere, just before a lightning bolt travels along the same path. The charged electrical particles interact with the atmosphere to produce a super-fast flickering of gamma rays, which cannot be seen by the naked eye but are visible to the specialized cameras looking down from the space station. [more]

    Man mauled to death by pack of 5 dogs in Memphis, Tennessee

    July showers wash out half the cherry crop in Okanagan, British Columbia

    [continued below]

  3. Cars damaged by baseball-sized hail as severe storms pound Minnesota, Wisconsin

    [Now HERE'S some BULLSHIT]
    Alaska and the Arctic break heat records - Expected during a Grand Solar Minimum

    However, and in another attempt by me to apply logic, what the mainstream media ALWAYS neglects to mention is all that anomalous cold occurring simultaneously further south. [more]

    [grasping at straws with faulty logic - he has it exactly BACKWARDS, AND doesn't explain the heating from below!]

    Saturday, 20 July 2019
    China's "reducing" emissions debunked - they have INCREASED 53%

    China’s greenhouse gas emissions soar 53 per cent in a decade, data shows [more]

    [finally straightening out the confusion]
    Iranian media coverage

    Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said that it has captured a British oil tanker for breaching international maritime law while crossing the Strait of Hormuz.

    "The tanker had turned off its tracker and ignored several warnings by the IRGC before being impounded," the source told IRNA.

    But later on, informed Iranian military sources said the second British-owned Liberian-flagged tanker, the Mesdar, was allowed to continue its pre-scheduled course after "being briefed on the concept of innocent passage and observing environmental regulations”. [more; so one tanker WAS captured and is still held, while the 2nd was let go]

    Iranians show evidence Americans shot down OWN drone

    Live: IRGC releases footage stressing "no drone's been lost to enemy fire" over Strait of Hormuz [more]

    Beam Me Up Scotty, There's No Intelligent Life On This Planet

    It's not hard to understand why today's Lost Boys don't believe in the moon landing. Nothing in their lifetime would indicate such a thing was ever possible. Sure we have the internet and dumbphones. But the internet itself was invented in the 1960s. Two thirds of today's internet servers still run on the UNIX operating system which was invented 50 years ago.

    Ironically, far from bringing widespread enlightenment, the internet has delivered the exact opposite - widespread mass confusion and technology-driven illiteracy. Never before has humankind had so much information available at our fingertips. And yet, we are constantly bombarded with excess information. The human mind can't process all of the information and disinformation. Which is what makes the weaponization of disinformation so successful. Mind control has never been easier. As exhibited daily by the Jedi-Mind-Tricker-In-Chief

    In addition to the space program and other investments in the future, over the past 50 years, corporate-driven profit extraction has strip mined every aspect of the economy: Factories, full time jobs, pensions, healthcare, job security, wages. Quarterly profit growth is destroying the planet at an unprecedented rate, leaving in its wake a corporate Borg of unquestioning zombies hell bent on consuming themselves to death. The consumer is now the consumed. [more]

  4. Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia

    Shiv Kumar, a government official in Assam, said 10 rare one-horned rhinos have died in Kaziranga National Park since the Brahmaputra River burst its banks, flooding the reserve. [more]

    Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 10

    The death toll has risen to 10 in a gas plant explosion in central China, authorities said Saturday.

    Another 19 people were seriously injured and five others are missing, the Sanmenxia city publicity department said in a social media post.

    The Friday evening explosion in Yima city in Henan province shattered windows 3 kilometers (2 miles) away, and knocked off doors inside buildings, Chinese state media reports said. Yima is part of Sanmenxia city.

    The official Xinhua news agency said the explosion occurred in the air separation unit of the Yima gas factory of the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co., Ltd. The blast was not in the gas tank areas, and all production has been stopped. [more]

  5. 1 killed, 4 injured when Alaska flight aborted on takeoff

    The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane crashed under unknown circumstances on takeoff. Coast Guard Petty Officer Amanda Norcross, however, said the manager of a nearby lodge reported the aircraft never left the water. [more]

    Video shows moments before a Boeing 737 crashes near Guam

    Dramatic new video shows the final moments of a Boeing 737 before it crashed from inside the cockpit. [more; 45 sec.]

    EDF could shut power output at Golfech nuclear plant due to hot weather

    [but what about CLEAN, SAFE, TOO CHEAP TO METER?]

    Trump EPA Refuses To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Children

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will allow chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children, to remain on the market for agricultural use.

    The decision is a major win for the chemical and agricultural industries and a blow to environmental groups that have fought for years to force the agency to ban the chemical. In its final order, the EPA said petitioners’ claims that chlorpyrifos poses a risk to brain development “are not supported by valid, complete, and reliable evidence.” [more]

    [it's not valid because because the company didn't authorize it; it's incomplete because there aren't enough affected kids yet and it's unreliable because the company did their own research, (wink, wink,) which showed the shit's fine!]

    [from our It's About Fucking TIME! series]
    Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

    The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash. [more]