Saturday, August 10, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-09

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

2019-08-09 - Greenland hit by unprecedented number of wildfires, record melt projected:

Quote: "Greenland experienced an unprecedented amount of wildfires this year, which contributed to projections that the country’s ice sheet will experience a record melt this year."

Quote: "Calculations show these fires emitted enough carbon dioxide to be the equivalent of Sweden’s total annual emissions. 'This is more than was released by Arctic fires in the same month between 2010 and 2018 combined.' the CAMS statement says."

2019-08-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits nearly a dozen lakes in New Jersey:

Quote: "If you’re planning to get out on the water this weekend, make sure you steer clear of the nearly a dozen lakes now infested with a toxic bacteria that can cause skin rashes and other sickness."

2019-08-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits seven bodies of water in Rhode Island:

2019-08-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Magic Reservoir (Idaho):

2019-08-09 - Climate change is taking a bigger toll on our food, water, and land than we realized:

2019-08-09 - Ammunition depot rocked by huge explosion(s) for the second time in a week in Kamenka (Russia), several injured:

Quote: "Russia has been rocked by another colossal explosion - just 24 hours after another blast at a different location was linked to a surge in radiation levels."

Quote: "The new blasts come just days after deadly explosions tore through the same military facility in Siberia."

2019-08-09 - Ammunition depot damaged by explosions at 3:30 AM in Reyhanli (Turkey):

Quote: "A series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot in Turkey’s Hatay province, near the Syrian border, early on Friday and nearby homes were evacuated but there were no reports of casualties, Turkish broadcaster NTV said. The cause of the blasts, at around 3:30 am (0030 GMT) in Hatay’s Reyhanli town, was not immediately clear, NTV said. Emergency services had sealed off the area, it said."

2019-08-09 - Oil rig damaged by explosion and fire in Jasper County south of Kirbyville (Texas), 4 injured:

2019-08-09 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, nearly 100 cars burn, in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "A fire at a west side salvage yard spread to nearly 100 vehicles Friday evening."

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame inside auto shop, fire spreads, shop heavily damaged, on coastal Mitchell Island (Canada):

Quote: "A fire that started with a vehicle inside an auto shop on Mitchell Island quickly spread to the entire building Friday, causing heavy damage."

2019-08-09 - Container ship 'APL Le Havre' bursts into flame near coastal Gujarat (India):

Quote: "Aug 9 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard vessel Sangram was diverted on Friday to render assistance to a Singapore flag vessel MV APL LE HARVE which reported a fire on-board."

2019-08-09 - Boat and shop go up in flames just after 12:30 AM on Cherokee Street in Oskaloosa (Kansas), nobody there:

Quote: "A boat just outside the garage was also heavily damaged."

Note: These are the 707th and 708th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-09 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Alexander City (Alabama):

Note: This is the 102nd school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 373rd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame en route to coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 5th bus fire in August:

Quote: "A bus owned by Metro Turizm company has burst into flames en route. With this bus fire, the number of bus fires erupted since the beginning of August has increased to five."

Quote: "On August 2, a fire broke out in a passenger bus owned by Kamil Koç company while it was en route on Balikesir-Edremit Highway. Five passengers have lost their lives. On August 3, a passenger bus owned by Metro Turizm company burst into flames in the district of Kirkagaç in Manisa. While no one has lost their lives of got wounded in the incident, the fire has left the bus unusable. On August 4, a fire broke out in a passenger bus owned by Metro Turizm while it was en route from Izmir to Istanbul. No one has died in the incident. On August 6, a similar incident took place on the Yatagan-Milas highway in Mugla. After the engine of the bus caught fire, the driver stopped the bus and evacuated the passengers on board. (RT/SD)"

Note: I only knew about the bus fire that killed 5 people, so this is four new bus fires...

2019-08-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on toll road in coastal Marbella (Spain):

Note: These are the 374th, 375th, 376th, 377th and 378th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-08-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near 45th Street in Austin (Texas):

2019-08-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 5 AM on I-40 in Jefferson County (Tennessee):

2019-08-09 - Tractor trailer and hay destroyed by fire just before 2 AM on Stein Road in Everett (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officials say two commercial truck tractors and trailers were parked between the engulfed rows. Only one of the tractor-trailers was able to be driven away from the flames. There’s no word yet on what caused the fire, but police say $60,000 worth of hay was lost as well as $100,000 in vehicle and trailer damage."

2019-08-09 - Tractor bursts into flame on Banquete (Texas):

2019-08-09 - Tractor bursts into flame between Bentley and Alton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1378th, 1379th, 1380th, 1381st and 1382nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-09 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Middlesettlements Road in Alcoa (Tennessee):

2019-08-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-84 in Middlebury (Connecticut):

Quote: "A recreational vehicle caught fire Friday and caused a standstill traffic jam on Interstate-84 westbound near exit 16. Traffic spilled into town as travelers attempted to find an alternate route."

Note: This is the 297th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-08-09 - SUV bursts into flame on the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville (New Jersey):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Applebee's in Watertown (New York):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at mall in Trumbull (Connecticut):

2019-08-09 - Car goes up in flames just before 2:30 AM and seriously burns person near intersection in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

Quote: "Police told us they were not aware of an accident prior to the car fire at this time."

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on St. Andrews Drive in Waite Park (Minnesota):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 near Glenns Ferry (Idaho):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on Route 222 near Mill Creek Road in Upper Macungie Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:24 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Blakeney Crescent in Saskatoon (Canada):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on street in Quezon City (Philippine Islands), near the coast:

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on the E6 in coastal Strömstad (Sweden):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Bicester (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Loughborough (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at 1:18 AM on Hadley Road in Hadley, Telford (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at 12:08 AM on Clay Lane in Chudleigh Knighton (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Car bursts into flame at 4:33 AM on Sandtoft Industrial Estate Road 1 in Belton (Britain):

Quote: "Sandtoft Industrial Estate Road 1, Belton. Fri 9 Aug 2019 04:33 (No:17510) One car destroyed by fire, 2 adjacent vehicles heat damaged. 2 BA and 2 hose reels in use."

2019-08-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 288 in Powhatan County (Virginia):

2019-08-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 near Scaggsville (Maryland):

2019-08-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M4 near Bath (Britain):

2019-08-09 - UTV bursts into flame while parked inside building, fire spreads to building, in Newport (Delaware):

Quote: "An electrical malfunction in the motor of a utility vehicle parked inside is where the fire started, a release said."

2019-08-09 - Vehicle and shed go up in flames on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez (California):

2019-08-09 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Calgary (Canada):

2019-08-09 - Barn destroyed by fire near Burlington (Illinois):

2019-08-09 - Barn destroyed by fire near McComb (Mississippi):

2019-08-09 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Stevenson Ranch (California):

2019-08-09 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire at 6:21 AM in coastal Oakland (California), nobody there:

2019-08-09 - Home damaged by fire on Stirrup Brook Lane in Northborough (Massachusetts):

2019-08-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Baux Mountain Road in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2019-08-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at midnight on Lancaster Way in Cheshire (Connecticut):

2019-08-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Blaine Street in Van Wert (Ohio):

2019-08-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:10 AM in Ogden (Utah), 3 dogs killed, nobody there:

2019-08-09 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 4 AM, fire spreads to two more homes, on South Artesian Avenue in Chicago (Illinois), nobody there:

2019-08-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the West Pullman area in Chicago (Illinois), 5 injured:;-boy-engulfed-in-flame-neighbors-say/5456168/

2019-08-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Kensington Avenue in Buffalo (New York):

2019-08-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM on Island Road near the False River in Ventress (Louisiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-09 - Deadly fire burns home on East Jefferson Street in Clinton (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-08-09 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-08-09 - Vacant home burns on West Lucius Avenue in Youngstown (Ohio):

2019-08-09 - Three dogs have seizures and die after swimming in pond in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

Quote: "Martin took her dogs to swim in a pond near her neighborhood. She said she took them home to give them baths and then they started having seizures. Hours later, all three were dead. Martin said she was told they got into blue-green algae."

2019-08-09 - Two boys, both 16, die in pond at temple in coastal Alappuzha (India):

2019-08-09 - Man has heart attack in swimming pool at YMCA, dies shortly later, in Tuckahoe (Virginia):

Quote: "A YMCA spokesperson says a man suffered a heart attack while swimming at the Tuckahoe YMCA around 10:45 a.m. and died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital."

2019-08-09 - Man found dead in the water in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-08-09 - Person found dead in the Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-08-09 - College student, man, 20, dies in the Mississippi River near Winona (Minnesota):

2019-08-09 - Man found dead with submerged truck in Thermalito Afterbay (California):

2019-08-09 - Person found dead in car at gas station in East Orange (New Jersey):

2019-08-09 - Man in his 20s found dead in pond in Perry Township (Ohio):

2019-08-09 - Woman found dead in field near Wayland (Iowa):

2019-08-09 - Person found dead along James Street in Chicopee (Massachusetts):

2019-08-09 - College student, man, 24, found dead in pond at Mahavir Park in Ambala City (India):

2019-08-09 - Boy, 17, jumps into Bristol Harbour to retrieve football and dies in Bristol (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Man, 18, lifeguard, drops dead at home in coastal Wivenhoe (Britain):

Quote: "Rory Wai, 18, was found unresponsive in his bedroom in Wivenhoe, Essex, by his brother William, 20, on Tuesday evening following a suspected heart attack. Despite help from paramedics and his brother trying to revive him for an hour, they were unable to resuscitate him. Rory had saved a young boy from drowning just a few weeks before he died while working as a lifeguard in Clacton during the summer holidays."

2019-08-09 - Man, 42, has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home on coastal Canvey Island (Britain):

Quote: "Tributes have been paid to a father-of-three who died suddenly from a suspected medical episode."

Quote: "He was an outdoors person who loved going down the beach, walks along the sea or Hadleigh Downs with his children."

Note: An unknown rotten egg odor recently hit Canvey Island for a week, at least, mentioned in the 2019-06-18 update and the 2019-06-24 update

2019-08-09 - Man, 46, has 'medical emergency' on tanker ship near coastal Durban (South Africa):

Quote: "A 46-year-old Romanian crewman was airlifted from a crude oil tanker offshore of Durban on Friday after a medical emergency."

2019-08-09 - Small plane crashes near airport in Ontario (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-09 - Small plane crashes in Cordell (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2019-08-09 - Passenger bus plunges into the Trishuli River in Dhading District (Nepal), 3 killed, 12 injured:

2019-08-09 - Tractor trailer veers across median at 3:20 AM, hits two tractor trailers, on I-70 near Boonville (Missouri), 1 killed:

2019-08-09 - RV crashes 300 feet into canyon, bursts into flame, on I-17 near Tucson (Arizona):

2019-08-09 - SUV overturns into field at 2 AM near Scottsburg (Indiana), 5 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-09 - Car veers off road before 5 AM, crashes into trees, in coastal Port Mouton (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-08-09 - Car crashes at 3 AM, bursts into flame, in Natchitoches Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2019-08-09 - Car crashes into bridge, bursts into flame, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 1 killed:

2019-08-09 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man, 2 or 3 people injured, near San Simon (Arizona):

2019-08-09 - Family dog attacks and injures toddler, face attack, in coastal Harwich (Massachusetts):

2019-08-09 - Wolf attacks and injures camper near Lake Louise at Banff National Park (Canada):

Quote: "Investigators say no significant wildlife attractants or food were found inside or in the immediate vicinity of the tent. Parks Canada says it believes one wolf was involved and is calling the attack very rare."

2019-08-09 - Landslide buries homes and vehicles in Thaton (Myanmar), 20+ killed, dozens missing:

2019-08-09 - Landslide hits cement plant in Arbaminch (Ethiopia), 4 killed:

2019-08-09 - Sinkhole opens again on street in New Dorp (New York):

2019-08-09 - Sinkhole opens on street in Spalding (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Widespread power outage causes transportation havoc in coastal London (Britain):

2019-08-09 - Hole opens in I-95 bridge in Dorchester County (South Carolina):

2019-08-09 - Railway parcel office building collapse in Coimbatore (India), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-09 - Man, news anchor, collapses 3 times in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "The Emmy award-winning reporter and Texas native took to social media Thursday morning to announce, after collapsing three times for 'unknown reasons,' he checked into Memorial Hermann."

2019-08-09 - Recent heatwave killed nearly 400 people in the Netherlands:

2019-08-09 - Heatwave kills at least 162 people in Japan:

2019-08-09 - Fall armyworm invasion devouring crops in China:

2019-08-09 - Super Typhoon Lekima, strongest typhoon in 5 years, swipes Taiwan and kills 2 people then heads toward China:

2019-08-09 - Tornado rips through Petange and Bascharage (Luxembourg), 14 injured, dozens of homes damaged:

2019-08-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Maharashtra and Karnataka (India), 30+ killed:

2019-08-09 - Waterspout filmed in strait between Denmark and Sweden:

2019-08-09 - Can AI explain mysterious radio signals that keep hitting Earth?


  1. Algae contamination continues on ponds, lakes and slow moving streams all over the world. Flesh and brain eating bacteria on the rise, too. Fires lead the way, with accidents, many caused by sudden and vague "medical events," causing lots of destruction. Tornadoes are making appearances in new places and flooding rain is impacting many areas.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.10.19 'Warning flag' IPCC finds rapid land warming threatens food security [19.25 min.]

    Dozens of blazes burning across the West [~ 1 min. weather segment]

    Huge storms across the planet cause chaos this weekend: Nearly 200 dead! Tornadoes in Europe: China hit by third-largest typhoon in its history: 107 dead in India

    July 2019 now stands as Alaska’s hottest month ever causing vanishing summer sea ice, melting glaciers to raging wildfires and deadly chaos for marine life.

    [Robin Westenra's entire seemorerocks blog today is about the Epstein "suicide" with many articles if interested.]

    Sleeping teenager bitten on the face by bear near Moab, Utah

    Because it attacked a human, it will be euthanised when it is located, officials said. [more; and since we don't know WHICH bear it was, exactly, we'll just kill some and say we found him]

    Typhoon Lekima: 28 dead and a million evacuated in eastern China - UPDATE

    Update: The Guardian on 11th of August reports:

    A powerful typhoon left at least 28 people dead in China, after a landslide backed up a river that broke through debris and inundated homes, state media reported on Sunday.

    Another 20 people remained missing, the official Xinhua News Agency said, and more than a million people were evacuated, state broadcaster CCTV has reported. [more]

    FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures and neurological symptoms after vaping

    [you suck in (H2S contaminated) air and what do you expect?]

    [there are, of course, legitimate dangers inherent in any and all smoking]

    [so, what about FOOD?]
    Fast food water tested for heavy metals: Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Subway and more

    In our latest effort to test products for heavy metals and other contaminants, we recently acquired ice water from multiple fast food chains, including Whataburger, Jack in the Box, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King and more. Using our mass spec laboratory instrumentation (ICP-MS), we tested all these water samples for heavy metals.

    We didn't find any lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic in the water samples, but we did find surprisingly high levels of copper, a trace metal that's regulated by the EPA in drinking water due to its toxicity at high concentrations.

    ... results will vary widely across the country. Just because one Dairy Queen near Austin Texas has 351 ppb of copper doesn't mean any other Dairy Queen would have the same results, so don't mistakenly think these numbers represent a nationwide survey of fast food water. Rather, they represent a "snapshot" of water quality from fast food restaurants near Austin, Texas. [more; Mike - stay away from fast food joints!]

    [more below]

    1. Yeah I'd say that Mother Gaia is turning into quite the killing machine. And, of course, we ain't seen nothin' yet.

    2. I quite eating fast food two years ago. And all my water at home is filtered with my Berkey.

  2. Syrian army inflicts massive terrorist losses, makes serious gains in Idlib and Hama

    The latest reports on the situation in Syria show that the SAA (Syrian Arab Amy) and SDF control more than 90% of Syria's territory [more]

    Okjökull glacier remembered

    Black skies over Siberia: Sun disappears behind thick clouds in bizarre repeat of 2018 blackout – Giant sub-Arctic wildfires spewing enormous amounts of carbon monoxide

    There was no trace of light until after 8am local time over the Verkhoyansk district in the north of Yakutia.

    Darkness which had a yellow tinge lasted for over three hours and was followed by drop in air temperature.

    The territory impacted by the gloom was larger than Italy. [more]

    [we should all be wearing protective masks]
    Arctic fires fill Northern Hemisphere skies with soot

    In June and July 2019, more than 100 long-lived and intense wildfires blazed within the Arctic Circle. Most of them burned in Alaska and Siberia, though a few raged even in Greenland. As these fires lofted thick plumes of smoke into the skies, they also launched megatons of tiny, harmful particles into the air. [more]

    [a bit more on Fuk nuke water]
    Fukushima nuclear plant will soon run out of space for radioactive water – 1.37 million ton limit will be reached in the summer of 2022

    Radioactive water has leaked from the damaged reactors and mixed with groundwater and rainwater at the plant. The water is treated but remains slightly radioactive and is stored in large tanks.

    The plant has accumulated more than 1 million tons of water in nearly 1,000 tanks. Its operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., says it plans to build more tanks but can accommodate only up to 1.37 million tons, which it will reach in the summer of 2022.

    What to do after that is a big question. [more]

    [they'll dump it in the already contaminated and mostly dead Pacific Ocean, which will spread it around the world, killing everything]

    [continued below]

  3. 88 percent decline of big freshwater animals over 40-year period – “The results are alarming and confirm the fears of scientists involved in studying and protecting freshwater biodiversity”

    Two main threats: overexploitation and loss of free-flowing rivers [more; also drought, flooding rains, farm run-off, pollution from roads, and more]

    U.S Mortgage Rates Tumble as Trade War Angst Bites

    Mortgage rates tumbled by 15 basis points in the week ending 8th August. 30-year fixed rates slid to 3.60% following a hold at 3.75% in the week ending 1st August.

    The 15 basis point fall left 30-year rates back at their lowest level since late 2016 according to figures released by Freddie Mac.

    Compared to this time last year, 30-year fixed rates were down by 100 basis points. [more]

    India's summer crop planting down 5.3% from last year, gap narrow

    Friends Mourn the Loss of New Father Who Died after Suffering Serious Injuries in CA Home Explosion [incl. ~ 2 min. video - no cause still]

    John Velez's good friend and cycling partner George Napoleon died, just days after being seriously injured in a home explosion. A ball of fire engulfed the California home, leaving George with burns covering 80% of his body. [more]

    [a quick look at history being made]
    Simone Biles Performs Incredible History-Making Dismount -- Watch! [~ 2 min. video of routine]

    Wildfire smoke maps, August 10, 2019

    Lightning and rain in the Northwest, Red Flag Warning in five states

    The threat of thunderstorms, lightning, gusty winds, or dry fuels have triggered Red Flag Warnings across six [northwestern] states [more; see map]

    [one from MrMBB333]
    What is GOING ON with the Moon AND the Sun? People starting to notice...

  4. Living on well water, i too have a large Berkey in the basement.
    The only problem is that when the electric goes out, i lose my well pump and access to said water. After the first time, i "wised up" and now have 8 5-gal water filled containers that i rotate through the dispenser in the kitchen.

    Harry Shearer's Le Show for Sun. Aug. 11 [~ 1 hr]

    [today in Celebrity Death Notices]
    Steelers wide receiver coach Darryl Drake dead at 62

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake died overnight, the team announced Sunday. He was 62. [more]

    Delaware's latest First State title: Only no-kill state for shelter animals

    The designation came from the Best Friends Animal Society at its annual conference. The nonprofit tracks kill shelters throughout the country and hopes to have all states be no-kill by 2025. Delaware is the first to reach this status. [more]

    [It's a start. Let me know when we close down all the zoos.]

    Elderly couple found dead from murder-suicide after they couldn’t afford wife’s healthcare: ‘We will be in the front bedroom’

    [start of a trend!]

    Bernie Sanders Just Suggested a Unique Way to Legalize Marijuana

    While speaking with Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Sanders had this to say:

    When I ran for president for the Democratic nomination in 2016, I talked about a broken criminal justice system, which ends up having in the United States more people in jail than any other country. And what I call for then, and I call for now, is the legalization of marijuana in America.

    That [marijuana's Schedule I classification] is insane. Heroin is a killer drug. You can argue the pluses and minuses of marijuana, but marijuana ain't heroin. So we have to end that, and that's what I will do as president of the United States. I believe we can do that through executive order, and I will do that. [more]

    More than 140 dead in India floods [~ 70 sec. news bit]

    Typhoon Lekima death toll reaches 33 in China

    The death toll from a powerful typhoon that hit southeastern China rose to 33 on Sunday, as rescue workers used rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded people as swift currents swept by homes. [more]

    Mike Posner Is Walking Again Days After Rattlesnake Bite: Vows to 'Rebuild with Patience'

    “From 24 miles per day to using this walker to get to [the] bathroom. I’m on my way back,” Posner, 31, wrote. “Gonna rebuild with patience and equanimity.” [more]

    Perseid Meteor Shower: Best meteor shower of the year peaks this week [~ 1.5 min. weather piece]

    [best time: Mon. midnight to 6 a.m. looking to NE horizon]

    Myanmar battles rising floodwaters after landslide kills 52

    Every year monsoon rains hammer Myanmar and other countries across Southeast Asia, submerging homes, displacing residents and triggering landslides.

    But this season's deluge has tested disaster response after a fatal landslide on Friday in southeastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns. [more; day-um!]

    MindMatters: Unstable Reality: When Objects Disappear And Reappear, And What It Means

    [~ 65 min. video]

  5. Just an FYI on water filtration - no water filtration devices filter out hydrogen sulfide. The reason is that hydrogen sulfide molecules are smaller than water molecules, so if anyone DID make a filtration unit that would filter out hydrogen sulfide, it would also filter out water.