Friday, August 2, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-01

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

2019-08-01 - Unknown odor hits hotel in the Lehigh Valley in Upper Saucon Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: A mysterious odor led a Lehigh County hotel to be evacuated Thursday night, and authorities are still trying to determine the odor’s cause."

Quote: "A hotel near Allentown, Pennsylvania, was evacuated for more than eight hours overnight after guests reported an odor that caused coughing and throat irritation."

Quote: "The Upper Saucon Township Police Department said in a Facebook posting that tests by hazardous materials teams failed to identify a specific irritant."

2019-08-01 - Wildfires continue raging across Siberia and Far East Russia in the Arctic:

Quote: "Hundreds of Russian towns and cities are shrouded in heavy smoke from wildfires in Siberia and the Far East Thursday, and the blazes appear to be spreading in remote terrain. Avialesookhrana, Russia’s aerial forest protection service, said more than 30,000 square kilometers (11,850 square miles) are on fire, with the vast majority in areas that are hard to reach and where potential damage is likely to be less than the cost of fighting them."

2019-08-01 - Megafire burns more than 100,000 acres north of the Arctic Circle in northwestern Canada:

2019-08-01 - Wildfire burns 490 acres, pallet yard destroyed, in Otay Mesa (California):

2019-08-01 - Wildfire breaks out and grows rapidly to 2,500 acres near coastal Puunene (Hawaii):

2019-08-01 - Gas line explodes and burns at 1:40 AM, five mobile homes destroyed, in Lincoln County (Kentucky), 1 killed, 5+ injured:

2019-08-01 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Lye (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Water treatment plant rocked by explosion on Harbor View Avenue in coastal Stamford (Connecticut), 3 injured:

2019-08-01 - Heatwave bakes Japan:

2019-08-01 - Two boats go up in flames on Wequaquet Lake in coastal Barnstable County (Massachusetts):

2019-08-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Union in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-08-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Moonraker Lake in Slidell (Louisiana):

Note: These are the 676th, 677th, 678th and 679th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-01 - Car-hauler bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-75 near Luna Pier (Michigan):

Quote: "A stretch of I-75 in Monroe County shut down as the morning commute was ramping up Thursday after a vehicle hauler caught fire. The incident happened around 6 a.m. along northbound I-75 near Luna Pier Road. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the hauler to erupt in flames."

Note: This is the 41st car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-08-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A11 near Snetterton (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Tractor trailer and dump truck go up in flames in the wee hours while parked at gas station near Eden (Georgia):

Quote: "Firefighters at the scene tell WTOC that a log truck and dump truck caught fire and they are not sure why."

2019-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Ocala (Florida):

2019-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Ranburne (Alabama):

2019-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road in Lurgan (Ireland):

2019-08-01 - Tractor bursts into flame near the B3078 in Horton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1316th, 1317th, 1318th, 1319th, 1320th, 1321st and 1322nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-01 - Box truck bursts into flame at 3:01 AM while parked at business on Westgate Road in Scott (Louisiana):

2019-08-01 - Truck bursts into flame in Airport Link tunnel in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

2019-08-01 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Napavine (Washington):

2019-08-01 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 6 near Banks (Oregon):

2019-08-01 - RV bursts into flame on US 20 in Rigby (Idaho):

2019-08-01 - RV bursts into flame on South Orange Street near I-80 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-08-01 - RV bursts into flame at home on Monk Road near Grindrod (Canada):

Note: These are the 282nd, 283rd, 284th, 285th and 286th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-08-01 - FedEx van bursts into flame on I-15 in the Cajon Pass (California):

2019-08-01 - Van bursts into flame shortly before 5 AM while parked in parking garage at hotel in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-08-01 - Van bursts into flame while parked at barbershop in Socastee (South Carolina):

2019-08-01 - SUV bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Providence on Thursday morning where a vehicle burst into flames and caused damage to the home located at 321 Homestead Court, located just off of Spring Creek Parkway."

2019-08-01 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Homestead Court in Providence (Utah):

2019-08-01 - SUV bursts into flame on Ogletown Road in Newark (Delaware):

2019-08-01 - SUV bursts into flame on Gatewood Road in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-08-01 - SUV bursts into flame on road in coastal Tacoma (Australia):

2019-08-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, in Bakersfield (California):

2019-08-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-94 in Macomb County (Michigan):

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Evergreen Drive in Kosciusko (Mississippi):

2019-08-01 - Two cars go up in flames in the Thorold Tunnel under the Welland Canal in Thorold (Canada), people abandon their cars and flee:

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Toronto (Canada):

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame in Hortonwood, Telford (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on Stoke Road in Taunton (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on Park Road in coastal Portland (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A414 near London Colney (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame at 11:23 PM on Neptune Street in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain), 750 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Neptune Street, Cleethorpes. Thu 1 Aug 2019 23:23 (No:16851) Car fire. Crews extinguished using one hose reel and one breathing apparatus."

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on Holmers Farm Way in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 1 August, 10.40pm Car fire, Holmers Farm Way, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on Church Road in Lane End (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 1 August, 2.56pm Car fire, Church Road, Lane End. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-08-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-84 near Jerome (Idaho):

2019-08-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Stocks Green in Castle Acre (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Moped bursts into flame on Chaffinch Chase in Gillingham (Britain), near the River Lodden:

2019-08-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Ponca City (Oklahoma):

2019-08-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Whitestown (New York):

2019-08-01 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire shortly before 5:30 AM at home in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "A vehicle inside the garage was totaled."

2019-08-01 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Waldoboro (Maine):

2019-08-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Peters Road north of Sharon (Wisconsin):

2019-08-01 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Restaurant supply warehouse destroyed by huge blaze at 12:30 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York), nobody there:

2019-08-01 - Six businesses go up in flames at 4:38 AM just west of Cook Street in Palm Desert (California):

2019-08-01 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Phoenix (Arizona), nobody there:

2019-08-01 - Three mobile homes destroyed by fire on Seavey Loop Road near Eugene (Oregon):

2019-08-01 - Home damaged by fire on Sherwood Street in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2019-08-01 - Home damaged by basement fire in coastal Swampscott (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2019-08-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 11 PM on Butler Court in Denton (Maryland):

2019-08-01 - Mansion destroyed by garage fire before 7 AM in coastal Palm Beach (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "Crews responded Thursday morning to a fire in the garage of a landmarked residence at 271 El Vedado Road, only doors away from the home of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. 'Since the garage was sealed and the fire had so much time to burn, we’re going to lose the whole structure,' Fire-Rescue Division Chief Sean Baker said."

2019-08-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2:17 AM in Shreveport (Louisiana), 2800 feet from the Red River:

2019-08-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 6:15 AM on Bridge Street in Franklin (Ohio):

2019-08-01 - Apartment building and appliance store destroyed by fire in East Moline (Illinois):

2019-08-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:30 AM on Exley Court in Louisville (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-08-01 - Deadly fire burns home on Creek Road in Morgan Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-08-01 - Vacant building burns shortly after 6:15 AM on Maryville Pike in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2019-08-01 - Vacant mill destroyed by fire in Mytholmroyd (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Fish dying in the Charles River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-08-01 - Thousands of fish found dead in lagoon in coastal Jalisco (Mexico):

2019-08-01 - Man, 62, found dead in swimming pool in Sandwich (Illinois):

Quote: "A 62 year-old Sandwich man was found dead on Thursday in a swimming pool in the 0 to 100 block of Edgebrook Drive in Sandwich."

2019-08-01 - Man drops dead near school in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

Quote: "Duff said the incident is being investigated as an untimely death."

2019-08-01 - Man, 68, found dead in the water near the intersection of Bayou Terrebonne and the Bush Canal in Terrebonne Parish (Louisiana), empty 'ghost boat' found running:

Quote: "Col. Terry Daigre, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy, said dispatchers received a call shortly after noon Wednesday from a boater who said he saw a small, unoccupied vessel with its motor still running in the water near Bush Canal and Bayou Terrebonne."

2019-08-01 - Man, 20, falls off paddleboat into the water and dies near coastal Pleasant Grove (Florida):

2019-08-01 - Man found dead in the water near Ringling Causeway in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-08-01 - Worker falls into the Savannah River and dies at docks in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2019-08-01 - Man slumps over dead in tent along Neshaminy Creek in Middletown (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-01 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead in the Columbia River near Sauvie Island (Oregon):

2019-08-01 - Man, 62, found dead in Gull Lake in Lake Shore (Minnesota):

2019-08-01 - Man, 69, trucker, drops dead near his big rig in Pamelia (New York):

2019-08-01 - Person found dead in pond near Amazon Fulfillment Center in Dallas (Texas):

2019-08-01 - Person found dead in the Meherrin River in Emporia (Virginia):

2019-08-01 - Boy, 15, found dead in Kidston Lake in Spryfield (Canada):

2019-08-01 - Man found dead and half-submerged in the Saint-Charles River in Quebec City (Canada):

2019-08-01 - Man, 28, found dead in Father's Lake, and man, 67, found dead in creek near Cowan Lake (Canada):

2019-08-01 - Man found dead in Lake Ontario in Lincoln (Canada):

2019-08-01 - Girl, 11, found dead, woman injured, at home in coastal Redland City (Australia):

2019-08-01 - Man, 30, found dead in pond at university in Khulna (Bangladesh):

2019-08-01 - Man, 41, found dead in pond in Nabarangpur (India):

2019-08-01 - Man in his 20s found dead in the Ullswater (lake) near Howtown (Britain):

2019-08-01 - Man, 66, has 'medical issue', SUV crashes into ditch, in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):

Quote: " Jeep Compass driven by a 66-year-old man went off the road into a ditch near the rotary, Esip said, noting the man likely had a medical issue."

2019-08-01 - Man, 58, has 'medical problem', pickup truck hits fence, vehicles and pole, in Austin Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, a 58-year-old man who was the only person involved, had some sort of medical problem. His pickup truck went off the road, where it hit a fence, several vehicles and a utility pole."

2019-08-01 - Woman, 49, has 'medical emergency', car hits car head-on, in Lawndale area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

Quote: "About 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Samantha Lee was driving west on Roosevelt Road when it is believed she had a medical emergency causing her to drive into oncoming traffic in the 4200 block of West Roosevelt Road, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said."

2019-08-01 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into wall, in Broom (Britain):,driver-collides-with-wall-in-broom-after-suspected-medical-episode_32974.htm

Quote: "A driver collided into a wall in Broom this morning (Thursday) after suffering a suspected 'medical episode', police said. "

2019-08-01 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into shop, in Cottingham (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel."

2019-08-01 - Small plane makes emergency landing on golf course in Blind River (Canada), engine failure:

2019-08-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-55 in West Memphis (Arkansas):

2019-08-01 - Asphalt truck veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Dallas (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-08-01 - Three cars crash, fire erupts, brush fire ignites, near Santa Clarita (California):

2019-08-01 - Swarm of bees attacks man tying to help man who crashed car into home, in Bishop (Texas):

2019-08-01 - Sinkhole opens on street on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain):

2019-08-01 - Sinkhole opens on street in Jerusalem (Israel):

2019-08-01 - Two-story building collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2019-08-01 - Sewer main breaks, sinkhole opens and almost swallows car, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-08-01 - Man in his 40s disappears into the East River near the Throgs Neck Bridge off coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "A man and a woman were out together on a 20-foot boat in Queens Thursday night when they decided to go for a swim - but the man never surfaced from the waters."

2019-08-01 - Man has 'medical episode' on bridge in Norwich (Britain):

Quote: "Traffic was diverted away from Whitefriars as the road was blocked for around 20 minutes when the man suffered the medical episode on the bridge between the courts and St Crispins roundabout."

2019-08-01 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts near Mexico City (Mexico):

2019-08-01 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile:

2019-08-01 - Lightning strike injures two men in Newark (Delaware):

2019-08-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Gujarat (India), 7+ killed:

2019-08-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Adamawa State (Nigeria), 3+ killed:

2019-08-01 - The brain-eating amoeba is a nearly perfect killer:

2019-08-01 - As sea levels rise, homes continue to sprout in US flood zones:

2019-08-01 - Study finds 90% of families have glyphosate in bodies with significantly higher levels found in children:


  1. Superior job on the end of month/yearly summaries, Jonny. Those Boat Fires, Swimming Pool Deaths and Hydrogen Sulfide Events lists are getting longer as the number of these occurrences continues increasing.

    Yessiree - come camping in PA by a creek and DIE! Wheee! That'll support tourism! Hey, for that matter, just stay in a hotel, only to be evacuated for 8 hours (that you're paying for) due to unknown odors making it difficult to breathe. Okay then, just stay home - while your house burns down with you in it! PA - the place to be (until you're dead)!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.2.19 July was world's hottest month on record, WMO says [~ 17.3 min.]

    WMO: July 2019 equaled or surpassed hottest month globally – World is on track for the 2015-2019 period “to be the five hottest years on record”

    “All of this means that we are on track for the period from 2015 to 2019 to be the five hottest years on record. This year alone, we have seen temperature records shattered from New Delhi to Anchorage, from Paris to Santiago, from Adelaide and to the Arctic Circle. If we do not take action on climate change now, these extreme weather events are just the tip of the iceberg. And, indeed, the iceberg is also rapidly melting,” Mr Guterres said.

    “Preventing irreversible climate disruption is the race of our lives, and for our lives. It is a race that we can and must win,” he underlined. [more; what? irreversible means THERE'S NO STOPPING IT!]

    July Was the Hottest Month in Human History

    In its annual Statistical Review of World Energy released a few weeks ago, the global oil giant BP confirmed that in 2018 the world burned the most fossil fuels of any year in history. In short: Our addiction to fossil fuels is getting worse and worse even as the planet gets hotter and hotter. [more]

    [two from MrMBB333]

    Possible PROOF that the Earth has TILTED! [~ 11 min.]

    [in this case, the Eskimos were way ahead of the curve]

    [last one of these for the year]
    Ground Level "Electromagnetic Radiation" - (SUN - UV) - 08/02/2019 - (1080p) [~ 2 min.]

    [Noel, MO still reading 60 for UVC, Jonny - jeez!]

    UK, Norway, Pakistan, India and China: 5 Countries Currently Hit by Disastrous Floods

    After the apocalyptic midwest floods that have started in April 2019 – and that drowned millions of calves and completely obliterated the US food industry – it’s now Europe (UK and Norway) as well as Asia (Pakistan, India and China) that are mainly hit by torrential rains, flash flooding and drownings. [more]

    The ‘Big One’ Will Occur During a ‘Slow Slip Event’ on the West Coast – And That Is Exactly What’s Going On Now!

    The Juan De Fuca Plate is moving underneath us and then all the sudden, about every 14 months, it stops and it goes in a westerly direction. And as it does that, it creates a lot of tremors. [more; just curious - does that translate to Juan the Fuck?]

    [more below]

  2. Strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hit near the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia

    A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M7.4 hit off the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:03 UTC (19:03 local time) on August 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 52.8 km (32.8 miles); EMSC M6.8 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). [more]

    The terrible truth of climate change

    Early reports are predicting that a doubling of CO2 may in fact produce between 2.8 and 5.8°C of warming. Incredibly, at least eight of the latest models produced by leading research centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and France are showing climate sensitivity of 5°C or warmer. [more]

    Russia’s army called in as Siberia wildfires engulf area nearly as big as Belgium

    [put down yer guns and pick up a shovel]

    The fires, which have been burning for several weeks, have spread across almost 3 million hectares of land, the Federal Forestry Agency has said.

    That’s an area almost the size of Belgium.

    U.S. families go deep into debt to stay in the middle class – “What we may have to prepare for in the future is that buying a home may become a luxury”

    Cars, college, houses and medical care have become steadily more costly, but incomes have been largely stagnant for two decades, despite a recent uptick. Filling the gap between earning and spending is an explosion of finance into nearly every corner of the consumer economy.

    Consumer debt, not counting mortgages, has climbed to $4 trillion—higher than it has ever been even after adjusting for inflation. Mortgage debt slid after the financial crisis a decade ago but is rebounding.

    Student debt totaled about $1.5 trillion last year, exceeding all other forms of consumer debt except mortgages.

    Auto debt is up nearly 40% adjusting for inflation in the last decade to $1.3 trillion. And the average loan for new cars is up an inflation-adjusted 11% in a decade, to $32,187, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from credit-reporting firm Experian. [more; unsustainable]

    China Is Extremely Angry, And They Now Consider The United States To Be Enemy #1

    Have relations between the United States and China finally reached the point of no return? At this moment, it would be difficult to overstate how angry the Chinese are with the United States. Chinese officials are firmly blaming the United States for the enormous political protests that we have witnessed in Hong Kong in recent weeks, and on Thursday President Trump slapped another round of tariffs on Chinese imports. Sadly, most Americans aren’t even paying much attention to these developments, but over in China everyone is talking about these things. And of course the truth is that they aren’t just talking – the Chinese are absolutely seething with anger toward the U.S., and they aren’t afraid to express it.

    One of the most highly respected news anchors in China, Kang Hui, actually used an expletive when referring to the United States during a news broadcast earlier this week.

    “They stir up more troubles and crave the whole world to be in chaos, acting like a shit-stirring stick,” Mr. Kang said on the usually stolid 7 p.m. national news program on CCTV, China’s state broadcaster. [more; United Shitstick Assoc.!]

    [continued below]

  3. Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

    Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois. [more]

    [isn't most of the crime committed on the coasts?]

    America’s voters want to remain deceived. [Eric Zuesse]

    Americans prefer to remain deceived, and to blame-the-victims — Iran, and Russia, and China, and Venezuela, etc. — even as our Government imposes entirely unjustified and unjustifiable strangulating economic blockades (“sanctions”) against countries that America’s voracious and vicious megacorporate aristocracy (America’s billionaires) want to control so as for those lands to become additional parts of the U.S. regime’s global dictatorship.

    Here’s an example:

    On August 1st, the largest Republican Party online news-medium, Breitbart, headlined “Donald Trump: Tulsi Gabbard ‘Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About’ on Al Qaeda”, and reported:

    President Donald Trump criticized Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday for claiming that he was supporting Al Qaeda.

    During the Democrat debate on Wednesday, Gabbard accused the president of betraying the American people on terrorism.

    “We were supposed to be going after Al Qaeda,” she said. “But over years now, not only have we not gone after Al Qaida, who is stronger today than they were in 9/11, our president is supporting Al Qaida.”

    Gabbard had asserted during the July 31st Democratic debate:

    We were all lied to. This is the betrayal. This is the betrayal to the American people, to me, to my fellow servicemembers. We were all lied to, told that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, was working with Al Qaida, and that this posed a threat to the American people.

    So I enlisted after 9/11 to protect our country, to go after those who attacked us on that fateful day, who took the lives of thousands of Americans.

    The problem is that this current president is continuing to betray us. We were supposed to be going after Al Qaida. But over years now, not only have we not gone after Al Qaida, who is stronger today than they were in 9/11, our president is supporting Al Qaida.

    Donald Trump can’t stand the truth, and neither can Gabbard’s own Democratic Party voters, who refuse to recognize that their own beloved President Obama had been protecting Al Qaeda in Syria in order to overthrow Syria’s sovereign Government and replace it with one that would be appointed by the Saud family who own Saudi Arabia. [more]

  4. Saturday, 3 August 2019
    Headlines from New Zealand [contains these, among others]

    Even if most of the rest of the world rejects 5G this country will embrace it and continue to as people drop like flies.

    Vodafone to switch on 5G network this year

    Telecommunications company Vodafone says it will switch on its 5G network in December. [more]

    [see ~ 3.5 min. video of bees dying under 5G poles]

    The “democracy and transparency party” holds the most closed-down conference of any party, EVER. [more]

    Greenland loses 12 billion tons of ice in 24 hours

    A roaring glacial melt, under the bridge to Kangerlussiauq, Greenland [2 short videos & text]

    It is 22C today in Kangerlussiauq and Danish officials say 12 billions tons of ice melted in 24 hours, yesterday. [more]

    Texas woman killed by police officer attempting to shoot her dog

    The officer was among those responding to a welfare check for 30-year-old Margarita Victoria Brooks who appeared to be unconscious on grass near to a shopping centre in Arlington.

    Ms Brooks was shot in the "upper torso," Mr Johnson said, while the dog suffered a flesh wound and has been quarantined.
    [more; dog was ~ 40 lb., (not a deadly threat) he could have used his billy club - fucking cops who can't shoot straight and overreact to the most common situations (mental illness, mis-perceived "gun" situations, etc), always killing dogs and people "by accident" or policy]

    Philippines: At least 7 dead, 31 rescued after boats capsize

    At least seven people died and 31 others were rescued when three ferry boats separately capsized in bad weather Saturday between two central Philippine island provinces, the coast guard said. [more]

    Florida latest place to declare emergency over hepatitis A

    Philadelphia also declared an emergency Thursday, and Mississippi officials announced an outbreak in their state earlier in the week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Kentucky has had 4,793 cases since an outbreak there in 2017; since 2018, Ohio has had 3,220 and West Virginia 2,528. [more]

    Florida beekeeper claims someone poisoned, killed nearly 7 million of his honeybees

    Judge rejects Duke Energy motion to dismiss state's coal-ash order

    An administrative judge ruled Friday that the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has the authority to order Duke Energy Corp. to excavate coal-ash ponds at six coal plants, rejecting Duke's motion to dismiss the April 1 order. [more]

  5. 3 killed as cliff collapses on popular California beach

    Three people were killed and two more injured after a cliff collapsed onto a popular Southern California beach Friday, authorities said.

    The sandstone bluff gave way shortly before 3 p.m. at Grandview Beach in Encinitas, a suburb north of San Diego. The area is highly popular with local residents, surfers and vacationers.

    A woman died at the scene, and two people died at a hospital, the city reported.

    A 30-foot-by-25-foot section of the bluff located about 15 feet above the beach gave way, dumping rock and sand onto the people below.

    Several victims had to be dug out of the mound. [more; incl. short video]

    US Air Force orders all units to stand down for one day as suicide rate rises

    The Air Force said it has had 78 suicides so far this year, 28 more than this time last year. [more]

    Plane makes emergency landing on busy US highway

    The incident happened on State Road 7, near Tacoma, in Washington State, on Thursday morning.

    Washington State Patrol said the plane, a single prop KR2, suffered a fuel system malfunction causing it to stall and forcing the pilot to perform an emergency landing. [more]

    Wild footage captures bat flying around Spirit Airlines plane midflight

    the unruly bat was subdued after "someone trapped it between a book & a cup and then locked it in one of the restrooms for the remainder of the trip." [more]

    Power outage cancels flights at Southern California airport

    The outage was caused by a fire in an electrical substation. [more]

  6. Strange 'rumbling horn-like sounds' heard in northern Indiana [2.5 min. video incl.]

    What's causing the mystery deaths of dolphins and whales off the Tuscan coast in Italy? 34 so far in 2019

    Over just four days at the end of July the bodies of six dolphins were found, the agency's spokesman Marco Talluri told AFP.

    "We analysed the stomachs of eight specimens and found that they were half empty, as if the animals had not eaten for two or three days," said Italian biologist Cecilia Mancusi, an expert from the ARPAT environmental agency. [more; we're next]

    5 children feared dead as floods ravage Nigeria

    "We have never experienced this one to two hours of intensive rain and heavy flooding before. Many were rendered homeless. We have just seen a tailor shop where three sewing machines were swept away," the Yola North chairman said. [more]

    The world's ageing dams are not built for ever more extreme weather

    [pic] A helicopter helps shore up the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir, UK.

    Dams are typically designed to cope with a so-called 1-in-100-year flood event. But as the world warms the odds of extreme rainfall are changing, meaning the risk of failure is far greater. Engineers have been warning for years that many old dams around the world are already unsafe and need upgrading or dismantling.

    "The 1-in-100-year event is perhaps happening every five years," says Roderick Smith at Imperial College London. "I'm absolutely convinced that it is due to climate change."

    What is happening at Toddbrook Reservoir, where 1500 people have had to evacuate, is very similar to what happened at the Oroville Dam in California in February 2017. Both are earthen dams where excess water flows over the top of the dam and down a concrete-lined spillway.

    Globally there have been at least 40 dam failures since 2000, resulting in hundreds of deaths. The most recent was the failure of the Tiware dam in India on 2 July after heavy rains, killing at least 19 people. The worst was in 1975, when an estimated 170,000 died after the failure of the Banqiao dam in China. [more]

    Flooding hits areas of Metro Manila, Philippines

    Whales die in new mysterious Iceland stranding

    Some 20 pilot whales have died stranded in mysterious circumstances on the south-western coast of Iceland, emergency services said Saturday, only two weeks after a similarly unexplained mass stranding had already killed dozens of the long-finned cetaceans. [more]

  7. Your quote today is so true. Just watched this Amy Goodman interview, it was pretty good.