Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-30

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

2019-07-30 - Boy, 9, goes into cardiac arrest in swimming pool at water park, dies shortly later, in West Berlin (New Jersey):

Quote: "Police said lifeguards were called after a boy reportedly went into cardiac arrest in the pool area. The boy was pulled from the pool, unconscious, and lifeguards performed CPR. He was rushed to the Virtua Hospital in Voorhees where he was pronounced dead. Police identified the victim as 9-year-old Hersh Meilech Grossman."

Note: Very similar to the 9-year-old boy who got out of a swimming pool and dropped dead in Salisbury Township (Pennsylvania), mentioned in the 2019-07-28 update...

2019-07-30 - Sargassum algae swamping beaches in coastal Miami (Florida), city preparing to haul it away:

Quote: "A June presentation by Parks to county and city administrators estimated daily removal of seaweed from the entire beach would cost about $45 million a year, and require 880 truck trips hauling enough material to fill a football field 10 feet high."

Note: Seems kinda fruitless. There will just be more. And have they given warnings to the workers that that rotten egg smell is poison gas and nobody knows what it does to human beings who breathe it regularly even in small concentrations? I'm guessing the workers will not be told much, if anything...

2019-07-30 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire shortly before 3 AM, nine cars burn, in West Pullman area in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-07-30 - Refinery damaged by fire in Oregon (Ohio):

2019-07-30 - Wildfire grows to 14,000 acres near Clear Lake in Modoc County (California):

Quote: "The Tucker fire in Modoc County has burned more than 14,000 acres with 10% reported containment, making it the largest wildfire in California so far this year, officials said Tuesday."

2019-07-30 - Heatwave and drought bringing misery to central Hunan Province (China):

Quote: "More than 570,000 people in central China's Hunan Province have been affected by drought resulting from heatwaves and lack of rainfall while some areas have difficulty getting drinking water, said local authorities. As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the drought has affected a total of 571,800 people in the province and 42,600 people are in need of living assistance, among which 36,600 have difficulty accessing drinking water, according to the provincial emergency management department. About 685,000 hectares of crops have been affected, of which 79,000 hectares have been demolished, and the direct economic losses are estimated to reach 320 million yuan (about 46.48 million U.S. dollars), the department said."

2019-07-30 - Home destroyed by explosion in coastal Brae in the Shetland Islands (Scotland), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 116th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-07-30 - Tanker ship 'Synthese 17' bursts into flame on the Rhine River in Assmannshausen (Germany):

Quote: "In the foremidday of July 30, 2019, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Synthese 17', 2001 ts (EU-No.: 02326074), on the Rhine at Assmannshausen. The ship was heading towards Budenheim and transported 1,000 tons of phosphoric acid. The ship was disabled and had to drop anchor in the middle of the fairway."

2019-07-30 - Boat bursts into flame at Plumper Cove off coastal Keats Island (Canada):

Note: These are the 672nd and 673rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:51 AM while parked at truck stop near Hagerstown (Maryland):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business on Woodland Avenue in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near Hewitt (Texas):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:06 AM on North 8th Street in Rogers (Arkansas):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia (Kansas):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 near Castle Creek (New York):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Ladora (Iowa):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 79 near Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan (Tennessee):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 41 in Gibson County (Indiana):

Quote: "Viewer video shows a semi on fire in the intersection."

2019-07-30 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites wildfire, near Havre (Montana):

Quote: "The fire burned an estimated 500 acres of wheat and pasture land, and was caused by a combine fire, according to BPVFD."

2019-07-30 - Two semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at trucking business in Salina (Kansas):

Quote: "Two semi tractors caught fire about 5:41 p.m. Tuesday at Gary Johnson Trucking, 517 W. Diamond Drive, in North Salina, according to Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan. A 2008 International tractor, valued at $35,000, and a 2006 Kenworth tractor, valued at $40,000, were destroyed in the fire."

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in South Grafton (Australia):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on the M5 in Casula (Australia), separate crash too:

Quote: "Just as traffic was beginning to return to normal, a vehicle travelling westbound crashed into the concrete divider at almost the exact location of the earlier truck fire."

2019-07-30 - Tractor bursts into flame at River Dart Country Park in Devon (Britain):

Note: These are the 1289th-1303rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-30 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at 1 AM near Route 112 and Long Island Avenue in Medford (New York):

2019-07-30 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on East 109th Avenue in Crown Point (Indiana):

2019-07-30 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Montreal (Canada):

2019-07-30 - FedEx delivery truck bursts into flame on I-35 in North Austin (Texas):

2019-07-30 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame on Blunts Lane in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-07-30 - Truck and trailer go up in flames at 6:07 AM near Steeles Avenue and Mississauga Road in Brampton (Canada):

2019-07-30 - Truck bursts into flame on the A38 near South Brent (Britain):

2019-07-30 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at community center in coastal Mashpee (Massachusetts):

2019-07-30 - SUV bursts into flame on the QEII near Airdrie (Canada):

2019-07-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-385 near Simpsonville (South Carolina):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Wolcott Street in Le Roy (New York), 400 feet from Oatka Creek:

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-15 near Littlefield (Arizona):

Note: An RV just went up in flames at 5 AM on I-15 near Littlefield too, mentioned in the 2019-07-28 update...

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM, ignites brush fire, on I-80 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Washington Avenue near university in Schenectady (New York):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-57 near Champaign (Illinois):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 79 in Bonifay (Florida):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on street in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-35 ramp in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Leeds (Britain):

2019-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 3:19 AM on Magdalene Lawn in coastal Barnstaple (Britain):

2019-07-30 - Several vehicles and garage destroyed by fire, two homes damaged, in Mount Morris (Illinois):

Quote: "The incident occurred in the 200 block of West Hitt Street. Fire companies arrived on the scene and found the garage fully engulfed in fire. Several vehicles were destroyed and two other residences were damaged."

2019-07-30 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island), nobody there:

2019-07-30 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 1:20 AM in Danville (Virginia):

2019-07-30 - Barn destroyed by fire on Shadow Brook Lane near Gainesboro (Virginia):

2019-07-30 - Barn destroyed by fire in Nanticoke (New York):

2019-07-30 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-07-30 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM on Shirley Avenue near Revere Beach in coastal Revere (Massachusetts):

2019-07-30 - Three businesses destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Buckner (Kentucky):

Quote: "The building on Old Lagrange Road housed several businesses, including an auto repair shop, metal and glass business and a heating and air conditioning company."

2019-07-30 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just before midnight in Springfield (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-07-30 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 12:52 AM in McIntosh (Alabama):

2019-07-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Altamont Road in Covington (Kentucky):

2019-07-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 37th Place South in coastal Seattle (Washington), nobody there:

2019-07-30 - Home destroyed by fire on Foster Gwin Lane in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2019-07-30 - Three homes destroyed by AC fire, two more homes damaged, on Founders Lake Court in Founders Lake (South Carolina):

Quote: "Columbia firefighters say a massive fire that destroyed three homes and damaged two others in northeast Columbia started in an air conditioning unit."

2019-07-30 - Mansion heavily damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, on North Valley Meadow Road in Encino (California), dog killed:

2019-07-30 - Deadly fire destroys six-unit apartment building on Main Street in Pepperell (Massachusetts), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2019-07-30 - Deadly fire rips through airport staff housing facility before 3 AM at airport in coastal Tokua (Papua New Guinea), 8 killed, 3 injured:

2019-07-30 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Poca (West Virginia):

2019-07-30 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours on Mary Street in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2019-07-30 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead on beaches in Almada (Portugal):

2019-07-30 - Hundreds of fish found dead in river in Lambarene (Gabon):

2019-07-30 - Tens of tons of fish found dead in reservoir in Java (Indonesia):

2019-07-30 - Around 100 tons of fish found dead in fish farms in Nong Khai (Thailand):

2019-07-30 - Many fish found dead in Shipshewana Lake (Indiana):

2019-07-30 - Five turtles found dead on beach in Boca del Rio (Mexico):

2019-07-30 - Two boys die in the water at beaches in the Bahamas:

2019-07-30 - Man, 77, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Danvers (Massachusetts):

2019-07-30 - Deputy, man, has 'medical event' and slumps over dead while driving on South Mason Road in Katy (Texas):

Quote: "An off duty Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputy died while driving on South Mason Road Tuesday afternoon in Katy. 'We’re saddened to inform you of the passing of FBCSO Deputy R. Starghill,' said a Facebook post by Sheriff Troy Nehls. 'This afternoon, while off-duty, he suffered an undisclosed medical event while driving on Mason Road at Cimmaron in the Katy-area.'"

2019-07-30 - Man, 56, slumps over dead in pickup truck, pickup crashes into home, in Eastpoint (Michigan):

Quote: "'Our opinion at this time' is that the victim didn't die in the crash itself, Ernatt said. Based on the 'path of travel,' police believe it's possible the victim was deceased when the crash took place."

2019-07-30 - Woman, 37, found dead in Table Rock Lake near Cape Fair (Missouri):

2019-07-30 - Man, 42, found dead in the water near marina on J Percy Priest Reservoir in Antioch (Tennessee):

2019-07-30 - Man dies after being pulled from submerged car in canal in Doral (Florida):

2019-07-30 - Man has 'medical event', car lightly crashes, man dies, in Cherry Grove Township (Michigan):

Quote: "It does not appear that excessive speed was a factor in the crash and damage to the vehicle was minimal. Preliminary investigation suggests that Ashbay likely had a medical event that caused his death, according to the release."

2019-07-30 - Man, 59, collapses, has a seizure, dies shortly later, in Longmont (Colorado), woman steals his dog:

Quote: "On Tuesday, a 59-year-old man decided to walk with his dog to the 7-Eleven at 1650 N. Main Street in Longmont. He had been feeling ill all day, police said, and when he arrived at the store, he fell, had a seizure and was transported to the hospital, where he died."

2019-07-30 - Man and dog found dead in submerged SUV in the Milk River near Glasgow (Montana):

2019-07-30 - Woman found dead and man found unconscious in hotel room in Tunica (Mississippi):

2019-07-30 - Person found dead in canal in Redding (California):

2019-07-30 - Man found dead in the Singapore River in coastal Singapore:

2019-07-30 - Trucker, man, sickens while driving tractor trailer on Manby Road in coastal Immingham (Britain):

Quote: "Manby Road, Immingham. Tue 30 Jul 2019 17:55 (No:16663) Fire Service assisted Ambulance Service in extricating a medically ill adult male from cab of HGV. Fire Service used ambulance scoop stretcher to move patient into ambulance. Incident left with paramedics."

2019-07-30 - Mail truck driver has 'medical emergency', 3 vehicles crash, in Rapid City (South Dakota), 2 people injured, dog killed:

Quote: "A mail truck was waiting behind a Subaru at a red light in the eastbound lane of Omaha Street when its driver had a medical emergency and slammed into the Subaru around 9:55 a.m., according to Brendyn Medina, spokesman for the Rapid City Police Department. The impact pushed both vehicles into the intersection and the Subaru was again hit by a Ford pickup turning left onto Omaha from Cambell Street."

2019-07-30 - Passenger plane hit by brake failure, plane crashes into building, in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "9News’ Jacquelin Robson said: 'It was on the airport about to depart. It was taxiing near the terminal when the brakes reportedly failed, crashing into the terminal.'"

2019-07-30 - Small plane crashes near airport in Roundup (Montana):

2019-07-30 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in Chattanooga (Tennessee), landing gear problem:

2019-07-30 - Two passenger buses crash in coastal Hong Kong (China), 77 injured:

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into home, on Route 322 in Lawrence Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-30 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-69 in Houston (Texas):

2019-07-30 - Car crashes off bridge, plunges into creek, in Coppell (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-07-30 - Man flees cops, climbs ferris wheel, strips naked, jumps off and dies, in coastal Rimini (Italy):

Quote: "A completely naked man fell from a Ferris Wheel in Rimini, Italy according to The Sun. According to media reports, the incident took place last weekend, on 29 July. People at the holiday resort of Rimini noticed a man who climbed the Ferris wheel to a height of 45 meters. One of the eyewitnesses said that the tourist was first running away from the guards, and then climbed onto the attraction. When he climbed onto the Ferris wheel, he took off his clothes and several minutes later jumped off."

2019-07-30 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures two workers in Dexter (New Mexico):

2019-07-30 - Sinkhole closes street in Wenatchee (Washington):

2019-07-30 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in coastal Destin (Florida):

2019-07-30 - Man collapses on bank of drain on Desmond Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Desmond Avenue, Hull. Tue 30 Jul 2019 12:35 (No:16622) Elderly male collapsed on bank of drain. Crews manually assisted to safety and provided first aid until arrival of paramedics. Patient left in care of Ambulance Service."

2019-07-30 - Volcano Ebeko erupting in the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2019-07-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Irkutsk (Russia):

2019-07-30 - Dengue fever spreads to 50 districts in Bangladesh:

2019-07-30 - Brazil's toxic pesticides affecting people all over the world through agricultural exports:

2019-07-30 - Fed lowers interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008:


  1. Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, Panther and all readers of JJFH here today.

    Banner day for garbage truck fires! Notice there was a JJFH incident in Hull, Britain too.

    Sad that another 9 y.o. had the same fate as the earlier one who drowned at a swim club pool. My wife suggests that they probably couldn't swim and "found themselves in the deep end of the pool." i don't think so. If you can't swim, unless you're pushed in, you ain't goin' anywhere NEAR the deep end. Secondly, even if that were the case - they'd at least YELL for help, no?

    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake Vanuatu islands is the 91st major quake of 2019 already 61 more than the entire year total of 1919

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.31.19 America Has Passed a Point of No Return [~ 18.5 min.]

    Ground Level "Electromagnetic Radiation" - (SUN - UV) - 07/31/2019 - (1080p) [~ 2 min.]

    [Noel, MO is still reading 60 for UVC, Jonny.]

    “The Stock Market Started To Fall In July…”

    Will we look back on the month of July as a critical turning point for the stock market? During the first half of 2019, stock prices soared to record high after record high even though we just kept getting one number after another that indicated that a new economic slowdown was starting. Because of the disappointing performance of the U.S. economy, it was believed that we would see a rate cut from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, and that is precisely what happened. But instead of rejoicing, investors started to panic a bit, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 333 points. We will get into why that happened in just a little bit. But without a doubt it seems quite odd that the Fed’s very first rate cut since December 2008 actually caused stocks to go down. On a historical basis, interest rates are already very low right now, and so this greatly limits what the Fed will be able to do once the next recession officially begins. Of course most investors are not concerned with such considerations. What they really want is for interest rates to be pushed all the way to the floor as quickly as possible, and so they were quite disappointed with what they heard from Fed Chairman Jay Powell on Wednesday. [more]

    Proof of magma reservoir beneath seemingly inactive Ciomadul volcano, Romania

    The rocks in the upper crust of seemingly extinct Ciomadul volcano in Romania are 15% molten and in some regions up to 45%, a new study finds. That a seemingly dead volcano like Ciomadul is actually capable of erupting in the future calls for renewed attention to 'inactive' volcanoes worldwide and perhaps for a redefinition of their activity/inactivity status, study authors said. The last eruption of this volcano occurred about 30 000 years ago. [more; indeed]

    Thursday, 1 August 2019
    Coverage of the Siberian wildfires from Russia

    [unreal how bad this is, yet the media ignore it]

    The fires in Siberia are a catastrophe for the entire planet. But within Russia it brings up many issues around corruption and cover-up. [more]

    80 mph winds rock Northeast as tropical threats brew

    More than 100 severe weather reports came in on Wednesday, mostly in the Northeast.

    A 73 mph gust was reported at Logan Airport in Boston, and an apparent microburst with winds of up to 80 mph was reported in Winthrop, Massachusetts, where it capsized boats at a yacht club.

    In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, storms with gusts as high as 60 mph downed trees. Elsewhere in the region, heavy local rainfalls of 2 inches and flash flooding were reported, including in parts of New York City. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Aspiring Pastor Drowns on Honeymoon in Florida: '3 Days of Wedded Bliss Turned into a Nightmare'

    The newlyweds were enjoying a swim at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine on Tuesday when a strong current swept them deeper into the ocean.

    at one point after him being under the water for approximately for a minute he came back up, and his eyes were rolled in the back of his head,” police said. [more]

    A Cambridge student fell to her death after forcing a plane door open above Madagascar, police say

    A Cambridge University student died after falling out of a plane above Madagascar last Thursday, the police say.

    Alana Cutland, 19, forced the plane's door open and fell more than 3,500 feet to her death, a local police chief, Sinola Nomenjahary, told The Sun.

    Cutland was eight days into a six-week research trip in the country, The Sun reported.

    Nomenjahary told The Sun that Cutland had had five "paranoia attacks" during the trip. [more; panic attacks . . hmm]

    As sea levels rise, homes continue to sprout in US flood zones

    New homes are going up fastest in high-flood risk areas in many U.S. coastal states, scientists said on Wednesday, despite increasing awareness that global warming has made living in such areas even more risky. [more]

    Elderly woman's body, donated to science, instead blown up in US Army explosive experiment

    Seven asteroids are headed for Earth this August

    The last asteroid that will fly past Earth next month is 2019 OU1. This asteroid is almost 500 feet long and is traveling at a velocity of 30,000 miles per hour. It will approach Earth on Aug. 28 at 5:37 am ST from a close distance of only 0.00687 astronomical units or 639,000 miles away. [more; all the others are millions of miles out]

    Popocatepetl (aka Popo) volcano erupts in Mexico

    [continued below]

  3. Eurasia's biggest volcano spews 5 km-high plume of ash in Kamchatka, Russia

    The brain-eating amoeba is a nearly perfect killer

    Unlike most waterborne pathogens, it's utterly benign if you drink it. It becomes dangerous only when, thanks to a person enjoying a day at a water park or a quick rinse in a stream, the amoeba is yanked from its bacterial buffet and swept into the dark recesses of the human nose.

    N. fowleri is so alarmingly dangerous because, like bacterial and viral meningitis, PAM is nearly impossible to spot until long after any of the interventions that have worked for some victims are even an option. [more]

    Study finds 90% of families have glyphosate in bodies with significantly higher levels found in children

    A new study by Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found over 90% of families tested had glyphosate in their bodies. The study sought to determine whether children are more exposed to Monsanto's toxic weed killer than their parents. The results were unequivocal. Nine of the twelve parent-child pairs tested (in one family both parents and two children participated), the child had higher concentrations of glyphosate in their body than their parent. Six children had twice the amount than their parents and one had nearly a hundred times more. The families tested lived in a variety of states from across the country. CEH's findings corroborate other recent studies that found glyphosate in the bodies of 70 to 93% of those tested.

    Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer/Monsanto's Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide in history. 2.4 billion pounds have been sprayed on American farmland in the last decade.

    "Trump's EPA has ignored a growing body of science and recent jury rulings that contradicts Monsanto's internal studies," said Cox. "We urge EPA to put the health of the American people, especially children and the farmers and farmworkers who use this toxic weed killer regularly, ahead of chemical industry profits and end its use for good." [more]

    [next piece follows]

  4. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Merril Hoge sues Roundup maker, alleges it caused his cancer

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge is among the thousands of plaintiffs suing Roundup maker Monsanto alleging his exposure to its weed killer caused him to develop non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

    The former football star, 54, alleges in a lawsuit filed this month that he was first exposed to Roundup in 1977, while working on a potato farm in Idaho. He developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2003. [more]

    Jeffrey Epstein became an FBI INFORMANT to secure sweetheart deal and shut down federal probe into the pedophile's abuse of underage girls, government records reveal

    Trump EPA Proposes Weaker Coal Ash Rules, More Use at Construction Sites

    Just as utilities have begun making costly plans to move toxic coal ash out of fragile storage ponds to protect waterways and aquifers, the Trump administration may be about to give them a cheaper alternative: Letting them use unlimited amounts of ash at certain construction sites.

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule changes this week that would eliminate Obama-era limits on how much ash can be used the way dirt or gravel is to level ground or fill in holes or ravines. EPA also said it would relax some of the safeguards intended to prevent water contamination from that type of ash dumping. [more]

  5. Hey! What happened to my first post?

  6. [from our nyaaaah-aaaaah! desk]
    Town evacuated as dam threatens to collapse following heavy rains in Toddbrook, UK

    Shallow magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of central Chile, shakes Santiago

    Volcano filmed erupting on the northern Kurile Islands, Russia

    George Knapp releases Pentagon UFO program paper on detection of hypersonic vehicles

    [a quick look @ swimming fun]
    Wave pool malfunction triggers tsunami at water park in China, injuring 44 people

    Waves of foaming water and bloodied swimmers caught up in them were thrown well beyond the confines of the pool and onto the paving slabs which surrounded the water.

    the machinery had broken down and gone rogue of its own accord. [more]

    There is only one real challenger to Trump: Tulsi Gabbard dominates online ratings after Democratic debates (before Big Tech censors her)

    Hillary's 'exoneration fix' was in from the get-go: immunity agreements for aides, state-sanctioned disposal of evidence

    Petulant losers: US slaps sanctions on Iranian FM Zarif (for pointing out that the Saudis were involved in 9/11)

    Persian Gulf: US cluster bomb-armed fighter jets now on patrol increasing tensions with Iran