Thursday, July 25, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-24

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

2019-07-24 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits campus in coastal Coral Gables (Florida):

Quote: "Police have confirmed the smell was not a gas leak but did not release further details."

Note: By 'benign' they mean, 'we don't know what it was but it smelled like the odorant added to natural gas even though it wasn't natural gas'. So not really benign. In fact, that was probably hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean, which is poison gas. I don't consider poison gas to be 'benign', but that's just me...

2019-07-24 - Unknown odor sickens people at miniature golf course in coastal Parksville (Canada):

Quote: "He thought they were joking at first, but it still looked like they were in trouble, so he headed towards the little girl to try and help her. 'As soon as I took like two steps, it started affecting me… the first thing that crossed my mind was "These guys are not lying, there’s something in the air"', said Anderson. 'I turned around, I was looking at my kids, and my kids are starting to cough and choke and act funny. My littlest one, she was starting to barf...I was just like "man, we have to get out of here."'"

Quote: "Anderson has no idea what it was, but said the sensation was palpable and overwhelming. Every time he went to breathe, he couldn’t, and would start coughing."

Quote: "Paradise Mini Golf owner Susan LaFouci was there and said she smelled it as well. Although Anderson describes it as an odourless gas, LaFouci says she smelled something she can’t describe. 'It wasn’t very nice. It took your breath away,' said LaFouci."

Note: Could be that man didn't smell it because it had already paralyzed his olfactory sense - hydrogen sulfide does that. You stop being ABLE to smell it, even when it's still present. And the woman did smell it, so maybe it hadn't yet paralyzed HER olfactory sense. Right on the coast, people suddenly sickening with respiratory issues, outdoors, unknown smell...probably hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean. All of these people are lucky to still be alive. At 1 part per thousand, hydrogen sulfide can kill you with ONE BREATH, so obviously it wasn't THAT concentrated in this incident, but next time it might be. An unknown odor just sickened people at a mall the day before in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), mentioned in the 2019-07-23 update. Here's a Google Maps link of this miniature golf course in Parksville...

2019-07-24 - Passenger plane hit by unknown fumes, plane makes emergency landing in Syracuse (New York):

Quote: "Emergency crews responded to the airport around 10:30 pm after 911 dispatch says they were alerted to a plane with fumes inside the cockpit."

2019-07-24 - Helicopter carrying the president of Botswana bursts into flame at airport in Francistown (Botswana):

Quote: "'While taxiing for landing at Francistown Airport, the pilots reported an engine fire indication where upon they promptly executed an engine shut down and landing on runway 13 at the airport,' said the statement, adding that the emergency response at Francistown Airport also responded to provide assistance with fire retardant foam."

Note: This is the 86th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019. Melania Trump's plane was hit by smoke late last year too, forcing the plane to return to Joint Base Andrews (Maryland), mentioned in the 2018-10-17 update. 'Important people' are no more likely to be spared from extinction than anyone else. In some ways they're even MORE vulnerable, especially if they're clueless about what's going on, which most seem to be...

2019-07-24 - Mysterious explosions and flashes of light in the skies in the wee hours set off car alarms and scare people in Tempe (Arizona):

Quote: "For the last few weeks, mysterious explosions have been lighting up the skies in the middle of the night in south Tempe."

Quote: "The explosions happened between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on July 5th, 8th and 24th near Hardy and Grove Streets. However, no one seems to know what is happening  and what the explosions are."

2019-07-24 - Person found dead in burning car at 5 AM on El Manto Drive in Rancho Cordova (California), 620 feet from the American River:

Quote: "Deputies were called to the scene at the end of El Manto Drive, near the river access point, around 5 a.m."

Note: Also see the mobile home that was destroyed by fire in Rancho Cordova on this day about an hour before this car went up in flames...

2019-07-24 - Woman, 58, found burned and dead in apartment in Society Hill area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A report of smoke about 9:35 a.m. Wednesday brought firefighters to the 700 block of Lombard Street, but they found no fire on arrival, police said. Instead, they discovered the body of woman who had suffered burns inside the ground floor apartment, according to police. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene at 9:55 a.m."

2019-07-24 - Landfill fire breaks out before 6 AM in Hallock (Minnesota):

2019-07-24 - Recycling center hit by fire at 3 AM, cars and tires burn, in Southampton Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "CBS3 is told firefighters have their hands full because one building contains tires and another is filled with cars."

2019-07-24 - In separate incidents, SUV and car burst into flame within an hour on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge near coastal Staten Island (New York):

Quote: "Two unrelated car fires in opposite directions on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge during the Wednesday morning rush hour are causing widespread delays for commuters."

Note: Well, not TOTALLY unrelated. They were DEFINITELY related by geographic area, proximity to the coast, timeframe and the atmosphere...

2019-07-24 - Heatwave in Europe obliterates previous national high temperature record in Belgium, other European records smashed too:

Quote: "The temperature in Belgium struck 39.9 degrees C (103.82 F), smashing the country's previous high of 36.6 degrees C (97.88 F) in June 1947 in records dating back to 1833, according to David Dehenauw, the head of forecasting at the Royal Meteorological Institute. It was set to be even hotter on Thursday."

2019-07-24 - Electrical substation destroyed by fire on New City Road in Plaistow (Britain):

2019-07-24 - Transformer explodes and burns in West Hartford (Connecticut):

2019-07-25 - Electrical fire disrupts Lakewood train station in Atlanta (Georgia):

2019-07-24 - More than 100 active wildfires are burning more than 2 million acres across the US now in 11 states:

Quote: "More than 100 active wildfires are raging across the western U.S. and Alaska, burning more than 2 million acres. There are 11 states currently reporting large active fires. Alaska reports 74, Arizona reports 11, Colorado reports four, Idaho and New Mexico each report six fires, Utah reports two and Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Texas all report one, according to the National Interagency Fire Center."

2019-07-24 - Wildfire grows to 113,000+ acres, becomes megafire, near Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2019-07-24 - Boat and construction materials destroyed by fire at business in Wellborn (Texas):

Quote: "Homebuilding materials and a boat were lost in the blaze, according to authorities on the scene."

Note: This is the 650th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-24 - Freight train bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Contra Costa County (California):

2019-07-24 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Highway 10 near Chambly (Canada):

Note: This is the 351st bus to burn in 2019...

2019-07-24 - Tanker truck explodes and burns at petroleum plant on Landfill Road outside Daingerfield (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "The blast follows large fires at two Houston-area chemical facilities in March and April."

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 2:30 AM on US 51 near Merrill (Wisconsin):

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 244 in Alfred (New York):

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-86 near Arkport (New York):

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 ramp near Columbia (Maryland):

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-79 in Mercer County (West Virginia):

2019-07-24 - Tractor bursts into flame at home near Nevada (Ohio):

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway in Golden (Canada):

2019-07-24 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Maple Mountain (Canada):

2019-07-24 - Tractor bursts into flame near Fox Covert Lane in Chester (Britain):

2019-07-24 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Ashwell in Cambridgeshire (Britain):

Quote: "An eyewitness to the fire posted on Facebook that there are nine engines in attendance and it was reportedly a combine harvesters engine which caught alight."

Note: These are the 1245th-1255th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-24 - RV and shop destroyed by fire at 2:38 AM at home in Hazel Dell (Washington):

Note: This is the 269th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-07-24 - SUV bursts into flame on Great Hillwood Road in East Haddam (Connecticut):

2019-07-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Sonic Drive-In in Bakersfield (California), 1 injured:

2019-07-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Trenton Road in Deerfield (New York):

2019-07-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Bear Path Road in Munnsville (New York):

2019-07-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home on Country Club Lane in Waterloo (Illinois):

2019-07-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at tire business in Gravenhurst (Canada):

2019-07-24 - Three cars go up in flames just after midnight while parked at home on Battle Creek Road in Brevard (North Carolina):

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at mansion, fire spreads, mansion destroyed, in Old Brookville (New York):

Quote: "Investigators have determined that it was a car fire that led to a five-alarm blaze that consumed an Old Brookville mansion Wednesday night, leaving one firefighter hospitalized with heat exhaustion, a fire official said Thursday."

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, along Middleton Canal in Middleton (Idaho):

Quote: "One home in Middleton was damaged — but no one was injured — when a car caught fire in a garage Wednesday morning. Neither firefighters nor the car owner know what caused the car to catch fire about 8:20 a.m. at the home in the 8200 block of Goldstream Court in Middleton, according to Star Fire Chief Greg Timinsky. The vehicle was a 2009 model and the car’s owner said he’d never had mechanical problems with it."

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame just before 4:30 AM while parked inside auto shop, fire spreads to building, in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "The fire happened just before 4:30 a.m. According to fire officials on scene, a car inside a garage caught fire and flames spread to an office on the second floor, setting paper and other easily flammable materials on fire and making the fire bigger."

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame shortly after 5 AM while parked inside car dealership in Erie (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "An investigation is underway to try and figure out what caused a car to go up in flames inside an east Erie car dealership. The fire started shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday inside Babylon Auto Sales & Services along East Ave and East 26th streets. Crews at the scene say a car caught on fire inside that dealership's garage."

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on the Baltimore Washington Parkway near Route 198 in Laurel (Maryland):

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on Route 17 in Bloomingburg (New York):

2019-07-24 - Eight cars go up in flames while parked on Albert Road in Morley (Britain):

Quote: "Multiple calls received to large plumes of black smoke coming from Albert Road, Morley. 8 cars on fire, crews from Morley & Hunslet currently dealing with fires."

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home on Tamerton Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on the Eastern Esplanade on coastal Canvey Island (Britain), 100 feet from the ocean:

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame at 2:39 AM at Hatton Lodge in Hatton (Britain):

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Kingston, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 24 July, 7.49pm Car fire in car park, Mandeville Drive, Kingston, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Broughton attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-07-24 - Car bursts into flame at 11:51 PM on the A180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "A180. Wed 24 Jul 2019 23:51 (No:16198) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2019-07-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on highway in Kansas City (Missouri):

2019-07-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Fishergate, York (Britain), near the River Ouse:

Quote: "Time of call: 08:03 Fishergate, York York crew attended following multiple reports of a vehicle on fire. Crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Damage to the vehicle was confined to the engine compartment."

2019-07-24 - Hoverboard bursts into flame inside apartment, fire spreads to building, in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2019-07-24 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 12:15 AM while parked in locked compound in Wood Heights (Missouri):

2019-07-24 - Around 30 tons of baled paper goes up in flames on Mill Lane in Snodland (Britain), near the River Medway:

2019-07-24 - Church heavily damaged by fire just before 4:30 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-07-24 - Garage goes up in flames at 4:45 AM at home in Carmel Valley (California):

2019-07-24 - Garage destroyed by fire just after 4 AM at home on Fremont Avenue South in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-07-24 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just after 4 AM on Dutchess Way in Rancho Cordova (California), 1 injured:

2019-07-24 - Home damaged by garage fire at 5 AM in River Ridge (Louisiana):

2019-07-24 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 4:30 AM on South Fifth Street in Duquesne (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-24 - Home destroyed by fire just before 2:30 AM on Shady Knoll Drive in Fishers (Indiana):

2019-07-24 - Mansion destroyed by fire on coastal Trump Island (Washington), nobody there:

2019-07-24 - Four-star hotel damaged by fire before 5:30 AM in the River Walk area in San Antonio (Texas), 80 feet from the San Antonio River:

2019-07-24 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Leets Island Road in coastal Branford (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2019-07-24 - Deadly fire burns home on 13th Street North in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-07-24 - Deadly fire burns home at 5 AM in Reading (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "Enquirer media partner Fox19 reported the fire broke out around 5 a.m. and a man was found unresponsive in the front yard due to a cardiac arrest."

2019-07-24 - Vacant home burns at 2 AM on Lincoln Drive in coastal Glen Burnie (Maryland):

2019-07-24 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in Madison (Connecticut):

2019-07-24 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM on Kingswood Avenue in Jackson (Mississippi):

2019-07-24 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Walnut Creek in Des Moines (Iowa):

2019-07-24 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Pamlico River at coastal Core Point (North Carolina):

2019-07-24 - Boy dies after losing consciousness in swimming pool at school in Busiro (Uganda):

Quote: "A Primary Five pupil of Budo Junior School died on Wednesday evening after suddenly becoming unconscious while swimming. Innocent Lawoko died shortly after being admitted to Rubaga Hospital in Kampala, his family and the school authorities said yesterday."

2019-07-24 - Man drops dead on the shoreline at beach at Sandy Hook in coastal Middletown (New Jersey):

Quote: "A man died of apparently natural causes Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Hook/Gateway National Recreation Area, Middletown police announced. At approximately 2:37 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, July 24, Middletown police, along with federal park rangers, responded to F Beach on Sandy Hook for a report of a man down. Park rangers located the adult man lying on the sand near the water's edge in an unresponsive condition."

Quote: "This is the second person to die at Sandy Hook in the past week: As Patch reported, a woman from North Bergen drowned after she went for a midnight swim in Sandy Hook Bay late Saturday night, July 20."

Note: Probably just a coincidence that he dropped dead right where the ocean meets land! *coughcough*

2019-07-24 - Man, 60, dies while diving near coastal Pompano Beach (Florida):

2019-07-24 - Man found dead in shallow fountain along Carroll Creek in Frederick (Maryland):

2019-07-24 - Woman falls onto boat and dies at 11:40 PM in the Georgetown area in coastal Washington DC:

2019-07-24 - Man, 49, dies in Lake Burgen in Alexandria (Minnesota):

2019-07-24 - Man found dead in the Niagara River in North Tonawanda (New York):

2019-07-24 - Person found dead in the Poudre River near Poudre Park (Colorado):

2019-07-24 - Man found dead in pond near Goddard Crescent in Cambridge (Canada):

2019-07-24 - Man in his 50s has heart attack and dies in car in carpark in Stroud (Britain):

2019-07-24 - Man, 23, found dead in the River Thames in Shadwell Basin in Wapping (Britain), others go missing:

Quote: "Three people have gone missing after swimming in the River Thames, police officers have said. The swimmers disappeared on Tuesday evening in three different locations, as temperatures soared in London. 'We have responded to three separate incidents of people seen to enter water and disappear from sight,' a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said."

2019-07-24 - Man, 47, found dead in the River Thames near Kingston (Britain):

2019-07-24 - Empty 'ghost boat' with fresh catch found idling off coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard says it is investigating an abandoned crabbing vessel found in the Charleston Harbor. Coast Guard spokesman Ltjg. Phillip VanderWeit said the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant was headed out to conduct a training exercise when it encountered a 20-foot crabbing boat off of Fort Johnson. The ship had a fresh catch and the motor was idling but there was [no one] aboard, he said."

2019-07-24 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck plunges into Lake Arlann in Pekin (Illinois):

Quote: "Around 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, Pekin Police responded to a call of a truck in Meyers Lake, also commonly known as Lake Arlann. According to Public Information Officer Billie Ingles, a medical issue seemed to be the cause of the accident."

2019-07-24 - Small plane crashes into field and kills 3 people, and then train derails and fire breaks out, near Chadron (Nebraska):

Quote: "A small plane has crashed west of Chadron this afternoon, and emergency responders were tasked with responding to a train derailment and an associated fire in the same vicinity a short time later. The plane crash was reported at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Chadron Dispatch Center. Not even 30 minutes later, at 2:55 p.m. an emergency call came in for a train derailment and a small fire."

2019-07-24 - Small plane crashes into pecan orchard in Andersonville (Georgia), 2 killed:

2019-07-24 - Two small planes collide mid-air, one crashes, near Maddalena Pass (France), 2 killed:

2019-07-24 - Tour bus veers off road and overturns 20 meters down slope near the Mediterranean coast near Kemer (Turkey), 30 injured:

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns along I-16 in Twigg County (Georgia):

2019-07-24 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on the Ohio Turnpike in Boardman (Ohio):

2019-07-24 - Garbage truck slams into home near Kunkletown (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-07-24 - Garbage truck crashes into home on South Holly Avenue in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2019-07-24 - Dump truck veers over centerline, hits car head-on, fire erupts, on US 33 near Fort Wayne (Indiana), 2 injured:

Quote: "Just yesterday, WANE 15 reported a crash in almost the exact same location that left one man dead."

2019-07-24 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in LaRue County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-07-25 - Naked man runs around in Sudbury (Canada):

Quote: "Apprehended but not charged, police say man was 'disoriented' and behaving erratically..."

2019-07-24 - Landslide hits vehicle near Taliouine (Morocco), 18+ killed:

2019-07-24 - Sinkhole opens on road in Davidsonville (Maryland):

2019-07-24 - Man killed by brain-eating amoeba after swimming at Fantasy Lake Water Park (North Carolina):

Quote: "Officials said someone died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after visiting a North Carolina water park."

Quote: "There is no way to eliminate the amoeba from freshwater lakes."

2019-07-24 - The climate is warming faster than it has in the last 2,000 years:

2019-07-24 - Potomac River hits record high temperature of 34C (94F) after weeks of relentless heat:

2019-07-24 - Death rates increasing for US adults aged 25 to 44:

2019-07-24 - Rare tornado touches down in Cape Cod (Massachusetts):

2019-07-24 - Meteorite crashes into paddy field in Mahadeva (India):

2019-07-24 - Actor Rutger Hauer, age 75, dies at home in the Netherlands:

2019-07-24 - Raw 'zombie' chicken crawls off plate at restaurant:

Note: Whoa! If you don't wanna be creeped out, don't watch that!

2019-07-24 - Jeffrey Epstein found nearly unconscious in jail cell after possible suicide attempt in New York City (New York):


  1. Yo - that chicken crawling off the plate was surreal, Jonny!

    Lotta pick-up trucks burned up on this day.

    Pretty embarrassing having a showroom car burst into flame! "Over here we have a really HOT new model!"

    PA representin' big-time on this day.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.25.19 All Time Heat Records Melt in Europe; 108°F in Paris [~ 16.25 min.]

    Glaciers Are Melting Underwater. It's Worse Than Previously Thought

    Underwater ice melt from glaciers could be happening much faster than previously thought, according to new research published in the journal Science. That’s a dangerous finding as melting glaciers linked to climate change threaten to raise sea levels dramatically by the end of the century [more]

    Sulfur Dioxide & Earthquake Report with Margo (July 25, 2019) [~ 46.75 min.]

    “California Is Being Overrun By Rodents” – And In This Case We Aren’t Talking About The Politicians

    From Crescent City in the north all the way down to Chula Vista in the south, the rats are seemingly everywhere. There are millions of them, and the more poison that people put out the more they seem to multiply. The state of California has never seen anything like this before, and it is getting worse with each passing month. [more; calling Pied Piper!]

    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Smoke Covers Much Of Siberia

    The enormous intensity of the fires is illustrated by the image below, showing carbon monoxide (CO) levels as high as 80,665 ppb on July 25, 2019.

    The image below shows that, at that same spot on July 25, 2019, carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels were as high as 1205 ppm. [more]

    Hundreds of small communities face a greater risk from wildfire than Paradise, California

    After finding 526 places that have a higher wildfire potential than Paradise, nine reporters set out to report on nine communities in eight states. [more]

    Rare rhinos among more than 200 animals killed by devastating India floods

    Devastating floods have killed more than 200 wild animals—including 17 threatened one-horned rhinos—in one of India’s best-known national parks, officials said Wednesday.

    Park director P. Sivakumar told AFP that 205 animals, including 17 rhinos, an elephant, 112 hog deer, 12 sambar deer, seven swamp deer, two buffalo, 18 wild boar and three porcupines.

    He said another 16 hog deers and a sambar had been hit by speeding cars while trying to cross a highway that passes through Kaziranga. [more; humans just tryin' a he'p]

    Melting at the top of Greenland and the Beaufort Sea – a comparison

    The Latest: Heat wave: Dutch give fines for outdoor sleeping

    [more below]

  2. 4.7-magnitude quake strikes in SoCal [19 sec. news spot]

    Snake chases lawmakers from Nigerian state parliament

    The snake appears to have fallen from the roof into the plenary chamber. It did not bite anyone before it was caught and killed by parliament staff, said Omole. [more; always with the killing . ..]

    'This is not the wild west': Florida officials clarify stance on green iguanas, urging safety over hunting

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is taking a slightly softer stance on the Sunshine State's invasive green iguana problem.

    The FWC, which encouraged residents "to kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible" in a directive released at the start of the month, provided some additional information Thursday.

    “Unfortunately, the message has been conveyed that we are asking the public to just go out there and shoot them up," FWC Commissioner Rodney Barreto said in a statement.

    "This is not what we are about; this is not the ‘wild west.’ If you are not capable of safely removing iguanas from your property, please seek assistance from professionals who do this for a living." [more; yeah, thanks for that . ..]

    Recent Grad, 19, Dies Days After Florida Riptide Pulled Her Out Into the Ocean

    “Although she was a great swimmer, Jayla was no match for the rip current that pulled her underwater in a moment’s notice,” Robottom wrote on Monday. “Subsequently, a large wave swept her out and under deeper water. Despite a valiant effort to save her, Jayla never recovered.”

    Jayla’s death comes the same month as the death of 53-year-Old Frederick Pepperman, who died while saving his daughters from a riptide in the waters near Seacrest, Florida. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. [and, a quick note from Captain Obvious]
    There Is 'No Doubt' Humans Are Causing Climate Change, Scientists Say in New Report

    Loose tire rolls down New Jersey highway until crashing into car [44 sec. video]

    Hiker in rural Massachusetts reports being attacked by rampaging yaks. It was no joke

    A hiker in Massachusetts who reported being charged by rampaging horned yaks was not hallucinating.

    Wildlife officials in West Springfield confirmed a trio of yaks was on the run and had perpetrated an attack on someone who got too close near the Bear Hole Reservoir dam. [more]

    Tunnel collapse on Wyoming-Nebraska border threatens crops

    A 19-year-old teen from Louisana died days after she was swept underwater by a powerful rip current while vacationing in Florida, WDSU reported.

    Megadroughts to plague the Southwest as climate warms, study says

    Megadroughts – defined as intense droughts that last for decades or longer – once plagued the Desert Southwest. In fact, from the 9th to the 15th centuries, at least a dozen medieval megadroughts occurred across the region, scientists said.

    Now, a study suggests that because of the drying influence of climate change, megadroughts could return to the region. [more]

    Popular climbing routes in French Alps becoming more dangerous due to climate change, say researchers

    Many popular climbing routes in the French Alps have become too dangerous because climate change has increased the risk of rockfalls, according to academics who have been studying the Mont Blanc range.

    Hotter, drier weather is making mountainsides more fragile and rockfaces brittle. In Mont Blanc, climbs that were once relatively straightforward have become more challenging because of the risk of falling debris. [more]

  4. News Links, July 26, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    US, Germany, Japan in Manufacturing Recessions: Full-Blown Recessions Coming Up

    Deutsche Bank posts second-quarter net loss of 3.15 billion euros amid major overhaul

    India Has Been Accused of Overstating Its Growth Statistics
    Show me a government which does not massage its data. -- RF

    Animal rights activists designated 'domestic terrorists' in Australia

    "Aston Margin": Automaker's Stock Crushed More Than 20% After Slashing 2019 Guidance

    Airlines Are Packing In More Passengers Than Ever. And It's Going to Get Worse

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says Boeing 737 Max should never fly again

    Mexico sets 1st half murder record, up 5.3%

    Canada's domestic climate refugees

    'The Rock' joins Hawaiian protesters in demonstration against massive telescope

    Puerto Rico governor to resign, protesters warn successor: 'You're next'

    U.S. loses 100,000 dairy cows in last year as more dairy farms close

    We Will Have To Reboot Our Standard of Living To Survive As a Nation
    There are some interesting points here, but as with nearly all such pieces, it never mentions the primary driver behind the litany of problems: the rising cost of energy. -- RF

    Global Pandemics

    Light pollution may increase risk of West Nile virus jumping from birds to humans

    New Pentagon Task Force to Address Cleanup of PFAS-Contaminated Bases

    NASA cuts 385 acres of trees in Florida for a better view of launch pads [wtF!]

    [next part follows]

  5. US regulators fine Facebook $5 billion for privacy claims; sue Cambridge Analytica

    Robert Mueller Hearing A 'Disaster' For Democrats

    Google Continues Investments in Military and Police AI Technology Through Venture Capital Arm

    UAE's du says U.S. ban on Huawei not an issue for 5G network

    Facebook removes accounts from Russia, Ukraine, Thailand, Honduras

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues Google over account suspension

    It's Not Just the News That's Fake--Everything's Fake
    That we fall for the fakes and cons is understandable, given that's all we have left in the public sphere.

    The Just World Fallacy: Why People Bash Assange And Defend Power

    Green New Deal IV - Any Other Paths?
    Remember: At that SHTF moment, billions get their death sentences. Actually, it wouldn't have to be that bad if energy descent were handled wisely and fairly. But don't count on world leaders to do anything rational or moral. -- RF

    How This Plays Out? Deceleration, Interest Rate & Asset Price Distortion, Debt, Deflation, Depopulation, Depression, Default

    TEPCO to scrap 4 more reactors in Fukushima

    The economy will collapse well before this task can be completed. Even if all nuclear weapons can be secured post-SHTF (which I strongly doubt), life on the planet will be under siege from out-of-control nuclear power plants, spent-fuel pools, stolen nuclear materials and waste, and nuclear waste dumps. There is virtually nowhere to hide. -- RF

    Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions

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