Thursday, August 15, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-14

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

2019-08-14 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school shortly before 12:30 AM in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "An elementary school in Orange County was evacuated on Wednesday after a gas odor was detected on campus. Officials with Orange County Fire Rescue said Pineloch Elementary School was evacuated a little before 12:30 a.m."

2019-08-14 - Numerous wildfires continue burning across the island of Evia (Greece):

2019-08-14 - Wildfire breaks out near beach on the island of Majorca (Spain):

Quote: "Tourists in Majorca were evacuated by lifeguards from a popular beach as a huge fire engulfed a section of forest just metres away. The blaze took hold of a 250sq metre area of woodland behind the Es Trenc beach, close to Campos on the southern coast of the island."

Note: An 18-year-old woman was just found dead in a swimming pool at a villa the day before on Majorca too, mentioned in the 2019-08-13 update...

2019-08-14 - Greenland's ice is melting at the rate scientists thought would be our worst-case scenario in 2070:

2019-08-14 - The climate crisis is not evenly distributed, but it's already here:

2019-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits pond at Edmond Dog Park in Edmond (Oklahoma):

2019-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits pond in Cornelius (North Carolina):

2019-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Pikeview Reservoir (Colorado):

2019-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits two lakes in New Mexico:

2019-08-14 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) getting worse in Lady Bird Lake in Austin (Texas):

2019-08-14 - Highly toxic Pacific Death Worms have invaded British waters, among other places:

Quote: "Previous studies of the Pacific Death Worm indicate that it contains enough poison to kill a human. ‘The highest toxicity of C. simula exceeded the human lethal dose per a single worm,’ Japanese researchers wrote in a paper published in 2013."

Quote: "The north-west Pacific nemertean Cephalothrix simula has been introduced to the Pacific coast of North America, to the Mediterranean Sea and to the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula."

Note: So these things are spreading just like the flesh-eating bacteria and cyanobacteria blooms are. As if there weren't already enough ways to die in the water, now there are death worms!

2019-08-14 - Boat and vehicle destroyed by fire shortly before 4 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Fairfield (California):

Quote: "Fairfield Fire says firefighters responded to the scene a little before 4 a.m. Flames had spread from a boat and vehicle to a home, firefighters say."

2019-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Danbanks, near Poole (Britain):

Note: These are the 727th and 728th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-14 - Two tanker trucks go up in flames at 12:47 AM while parked in Horndon on the Hill (Britain):

2019-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-26 in Richland County (South Carolina):

2019-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on US 67 near Jacksonville (Illinois):

2019-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-29 near Brookings (South Dakota):

2019-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:05 AM on I-81 in Botetourt County (Virginia):

2019-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:02 AM on the 5 Freeway in Los Angeles County (California):

2019-08-14 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked inside barn on the outskirts of Grevenmacher (Luxembourg):

Note: These are the 1399th, 1400th, 1401st, 1402nd, 1403rd, 1404th, 1405th and 1406th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-14 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Highway 77 in Bay County (Florida):

2019-08-14 - Truck bursts into flame on highway ramp in Austintown (Ohio):

2019-08-14 - Truck bursts into flame at 5:30 AM in layby along the A9 near Pitlochry (Scotland):

2019-08-14 - Food van bursts into flame in coastal Kirkwall (Scotland):

2019-08-14 - Van bursts into flame near Little Lakes Caravan Park at Lye Head in Bewdley (Britain):

2019-08-14 - Van bursts into flame on Bristol Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Bristol Road, Hull. Wed 14 Aug 2019 20:23 (No:17910) Small fire within engine compartment of van. One hose reel in use. Small tools also in use to disconnect vehicle battery."

Note: Also see the car that burst into flame 50 minutes after this van fire, about 2 miles away...

2019-08-14 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 146 in Millbury (Massachusetts):

2019-08-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 50 near Placerville (California):

2019-08-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-840 in Rutherford County (Tennessee):

2019-08-14 - Car bursts into flame at 6:01 AM on I-26 in Columbia (South Carolina):

2019-08-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-275 near Novi (Michigan):

2019-08-14 - Car bursts into flame on Columbia Road in Columbia County (Georgia):

2019-08-14 - Car bursts into flame on street in Lewisham (Britain):

2019-08-14 - Car bursts into flame at 2:03 AM on Palmers Moor Lane in Iver (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 14 August, 2.03am Car fire, Palmers Moor Lane, Iver. One appliance and crew from Hillingdon attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2019-08-14 - Car bursts into flame on Argyle Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Argyle Street, Hull. Wed 14 Aug 2019 21:13 (No:17915) Electrical fire within vehicle. Scotty Back Pack in use. Small tools also in use to disconnect vehicle battery. Vehicle left with owner."

2019-08-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 6 AM on street in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2019-08-14 - Two barns destroyed by fire in coastal Friesland (Netherlands), 42,000 chickens killed:

2019-08-14 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Green Valley (Arizona):

2019-08-14 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Loveland (Colorado):

2019-08-14 - Warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in the wee hours in Marion (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-08-14 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Dickinson (North Dakota):

2019-08-14 - Commercial building destroyed by huge fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-08-14 - Tank-cleaning business destroyed by fire and explosion on Gary Avenue in East Chicago (Indiana), 3 injured:

2019-08-14 - Vegetable-processing center heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM in Kennewick (Washington):

2019-08-14 - Mulch fire breaks out at business in Houston (Texas):

2019-08-14 - Chemical plant damaged by fire in Pune (India):

2019-08-14 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Fitchburg (Wisconsin):

2019-08-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Bays Edge Drive in coastal Nags Head (North Carolina), 450 feet from the ocean:

2019-08-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Cape Coral (Florida), 3 dogs killed, nobody there:

2019-08-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Brown Road in Mount Ulla (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-08-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 7 AM on Moss Brook Road in Orange (Massachusetts):

2019-08-14 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4 AM on Tibbetts Hill Road in Goffstown (New Hampshire):

2019-08-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Lombard Hill Road in Limerick (Maine):

2019-08-14 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Burleson Road in Austin (Texas):

2019-08-14 - Apartment building damaged by fire just after 2 AM on School Street in Plains Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2019-08-14 - Deadly fire burns home on Sprowls Avenue in Chartiers Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-08-14 - Deadly fire destroys home in Fruitland (Iowa), 2 killed:

2019-08-14 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:37 AM near Fair Grove (Missouri), 1 killed:

2019-08-14 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 5:30 AM in the Park Manor area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-08-14 - Vacant apartment building burns in Cleveland (Ohio):

2019-08-14 - Seal found dead on beach in coastal Saltdean (Britain):

2019-08-14 - Boy, 6, dies after being pulled unconscious from above-ground swimming pool at home in Thornton (Idaho):

Quote: "The boy’s death follows four incidents so far this month in which dead bodies have been pulled from local waterways."

2019-08-14 - Woman, 34, loses consciousness while snorkeling, dies shortly later, near Makua Beach (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 34-year-old woman is dead after becoming unresponsive in waters 100 yards off Makua Beach Wednesday morning."

2019-08-14 - Woman has 'medical event' while floating on the Russian River, dies shortly later, near Guerneville (California):

Quote: "Furia and others were on floating devices at Dubrava Beach on the river when Furia suffered a medical event, Russian River Fire Protection District Capt. Ryan Lantz said."

2019-08-14 - Woman, 68, slumps over dead in car at Otter Rock/Devils Punch Bowl State Park near coastal Depoe Bay (Oregon):

2019-08-14 - Man slumps over dead in tractor trailer at business in Forest Park (Georgia):

2019-08-14 - Man, 51, found dead in the Snake River in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2019-08-14 - Man drops dead along trail on Iron Mountain in Poway (California):

2019-08-14 - Man drops dead off National Road in Wheeling (West Virginia):

2019-08-14 - Man drops dead on Witcher Creek Road in Belle (West Virginia):

2019-08-14 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in the Niagara River near Niagara Falls (New York):

2019-08-14 - Woman, 23, found dead in the Cedar River near Howard's Woods Recreation Area north of Nashua (Iowa):

2019-08-14 - Person swept into the water then has 'medical event' and dies, in coastal Wairarapa (New Zealand):

Quote: "A person has died after a group of whitebaiters were swept into the water at the Mataikona River mouth on the Wairarapa coast this afternoon. Police say they were called to the scene about 2pm after a group of whitebaiters were swept into the water by a large wave. All people returned to the shore. However, one person has died following the incident due to a suspected medical event, police say."

2019-08-14 - Man falls off cruise ship and dies en route to the Virgin Islands:

2019-08-14 - Man has chest pains on charter boat near coastal Ocean City (Maryland):

Quote: "Watchstanders at the Coast Guard station in Ocean City received a distress call from a person aboard the 'Judith M' charter boat around 9:40 a.m. The person reported that a man was suffering from chest pains and was being assisted by a nurse on board."

2019-08-14 - Man, 59, has 'medical issue', car crashes into vehicle and SUV, on Bar Harbor Road in Trenton (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "An accident that slowed traffic on the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton Wednesday morning was caused by a medical issue."

2019-08-14 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car veers over centerline and hits another car, in Richmond (Virginia), 2 injured:

Quote: "Richmond police said a driver who had a medical emergency crossed over the median and struck another vehicle."

2019-08-14 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into garage and car at home in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "Cars plow through northwest side home after driver suffers medical episode..."

Quote: "The driver was taken to the hospital with a possible seizure."

2019-08-14 - Small plane crashes and burns near Boone (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-08-14 - Small plane crashes into field in North Marysville (Washington), near the coast, 1 killed:

2019-08-14 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing near airport in Mesa (Arizona), engine failure:

2019-08-14 - Tanker truck overturns into median on US 101, spews sewage, in coastal Mountain View (California):

2019-08-14 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 6:45 AM, plunges into Nail’s Creek, in Franklin County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-08-14 - RV veers off road, crashes into tree, on I-95 in Florence County (South Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-14 - Van veers off road, plunges into the River Ribble, in Walton-le-Dale (Britain), 1 injured:

2019-08-14 - Pickup truck veers off road at 1:20 AM, slams into building, in Omaha (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say a possible medical condition could be the cause of the accident."

2019-08-14 - Two cars crash in Lancaster (California), 4 killed:

2019-08-14 - Two cars collide head-on near Alexandria (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-08-14 - Car veers off road at 3:35 AM, crashes into trees, in coastal Sebastian (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-14 - Woman, 24, holds 2 people at gunpoint, hits one with a bat, bites off part of child's finger, gets arrested then sickens and dies, in Brandon (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "A 24-year-old woman held two people at gunpoint, struck one of them with a baseball bat and then bit off part of a child’s finger on Tuesday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they said Kaynesha Rhodes soon entered medical distress. She was rushed to nearby Brandon Regional Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead."

2019-08-14 - Naked man distracts drivers on road in Redding (California):

2019-08-14 - Crocodile snatches boy from boat and kills him near Balabac (Philippine Islands):

2019-08-14 - Sinkhole threatens homes in South Cotabato (Philippine Islands):

2019-08-14 - Huge sinkhole opens and threatens to swallow pub in Amiens (France):

2019-08-14 - Man has 'medical episode' and goes into cardiac arrest on pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "We were called at 10.08am today (14 August) with reports of a medical episode on Bridge Street, Peterborough. 'Police and ambulance crews are at the scene.' One eye witness said the paramedics were attempting to resuscitate the man."

Note: Bridge Street runs right up to the River Nene...

2019-08-14 - Mt. Merapi erupts and spews lava in Indonesia:

2019-08-14 - Volcano Karymsky erupts on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2019-08-14 - Volcano Piton de la Fournaise erupts for the fourth time this year on Reunion Island (France):

2019-08-14 - Huge record-breaking hail pounds Bethune (Colorado):

2019-08-14 - Deadly flash floods hit Taiwan, nearly 8 inches of rain in 2 hours:

2019-08-14 - Tropical Storm Krosa approaches Japan:

2019-08-14 - US scientist to file whistleblower complaint after agency halts his climate work:

2019-08-14 - Dow drops 800 points, marking worst day for stock market this year, as key recession signal appears:

Quote: "One big piece of news came when the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes dipped below the yield of two-year U.S. Treasury notes, a rare occurrence described by market watchers as an 'inverted yield curve.'"

Note: Since 1950, in all of the seven last recessions, the inverted yield curve has appeared before each recession, and it has never appeared without there being a recession. All rules have exceptions, but with a 100% reliable track record with that signal, I wouldn't be betting against a recession. All the news about a 'robust economy' has always sounded like propaganda to me anyway. When most of the population can't cough up $1000 in an emergency, how 'robust' can the economy be?


  1. Great work Jonny! Death worms - i never heard of them until now. Blue-green algae is spreading rapidly in these warming conditions. Following the usual litany of vehicle fires and wrecks there's another long list of residential structure fires and people dropping dead all over the place. Looking at tv (or listening to the radio), you'd think there's nothing wrong! i appreciate your stock market/economic analysis, too.

    i put in 2 final short comments last evening, neither of which showed up, so i'll repost the stories below (Dale Earnhardt's plane ran off the runway and caught fire, but everyone is ok; and another that i can't recall immediately)

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.15.19 The El Paso Shooter Embraced Eco-Fascism [~ 22 min.]

    Friday, 16 August 2019
    Jeffrey Epstein: Whodunnit?

    First-rate analysis by Syrian girl
    Who KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN ? A detailed Investigation [9.75 min.]


    Markopolos, who was instrumental in bringing down Bernie Madoff, claims that his team has unearthed substantial evidence of accounting fraud after seven months of analyzing GE’s books. He said they’ve uncovered $38 billion in fraud at the conglomerate, and that is “merely the tip of the iceberg.”

    [the entire economy is a sham that will implode, possibly by year's end]

    [from our You Gotta See This series]
    Mysterious Phenomenon in the Sky Over Brazil [~ 4 min. video loop of same phenomenon; SOTT speculates that it may be a "plasma event" - i call b/s]

    First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

    A new study published this week reveals the first evidence of a direct link between human-induced global warming and melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. UK-US researchers say that curbing greenhouse gas emissions now could reduce the future sea-level contribution from this region. [more; i doubt it, with all the positive feedbacks going on]

    [it's official now]
    July 2019 was Earth’s hottest month in recorded history – 2019 almost certain to be among the five warmest years on record

    [more below]

  2. Severe floods leave at least 50 dead, thousands of homes destroyed, Sudan

    Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 50 people have been killed in severe floods affecting Sudan over the past 10 days. Flooding has affected 25 localities in 16 of Sudan's 18 states. Catastrophic health conditions are expected if authorities do not intervene. [more]

    Extreme monsoon rains in western India and Myanmar, more than 250 people killed

    Extreme monsoon rains hit western India and Myanmar in early August 2019, causing dramatic flooding and landslides and leaving at least 258 people dead. [more]

    [1st story from last evening]
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family 'safe' following plane crash in Tennessee [incl. ~ 1.5 min. video]

    [AH! Here's the 2nd story i posted last evening]
    Missing European Teenager Found Dead in Malaysian Jungle Under Mysterious Circumstances - Another Missing 411 Case?

    Nora's medical condition meant that she was highly dependent on full-time care and, as her mother insists, "would not have wandered off on her own." Her siblings, who were sleeping in the same room as her, did not notice her leave, and CCTV cameras at the resort did not capture her leaving. Even if she had been motivated to do so, it's unlikely Nora could physically negotiate the rigors of leaving the resort and trekking through steep, dense jungle

    In any event, multiple SAR teams searched the area, as far as 4kms away from the resort, for 9 days until she was found on the 13th. By then over 350 people had been involved in intensive searches of the surrounding jungle and the nearby river, using helicopters with thermal detectors, drones, sniffer dogs, and even local shamans. The spot where she was found is described as "particularly inaccessible" by the local police chief.

    Bizarrely, they found Nora's body next to the Lata Berembun waterfall, which is located 1.6 miles (2kms) from her villa. What's more, she was found at a site that had already been searched. It's not that they missed her the first time; her body was naked and it wasn't obscured by canopy or other vegetation. It was just... not there - and then several days later, just lying there. [more]

    Pesticides + Poison gases = Cheap, year-round strawberries

    [i eat them every morning for breakfast, mixed with other berries, slivered almonds and yogurt]

    USDA tests found that strawberries were the fresh produce item most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, even after they are picked, rinsed in the field and washed before eating. For these reasons, in 2019, strawberries are once again at the top of the Dirty Dozen™ list.

    The USDA's strawberry tests found that:

    Almost all samples - 99 percent - had detectable residues of at least one pesticide.
    Some 30 percent had residues of 10 or more pesticides.
    The dirtiest strawberry sample had residues of 23 different pesticides and breakdown products.
    Strawberry samples contained residues of 81 different pesticides in various combinations.

    As disturbing as these results are, they do not violate the weak U.S. laws and regulations for pesticides in food. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. US recession alert: Trump panic as shock figures released - ‘On borrowed time'

    Is There A Hidden Political Agenda? The Mainstream Media Is Suddenly Full Of Stories About The Coming Recession

    [of course there is, Mr. Snyder]

    And the economic news that is coming in from all over the world just continues to confirm that conditions are deteriorating. On Thursday, we learned that U.S. manufacturing has slumped back into contraction territory, and earlier this week we got some really troubling news from Germany and China [more; RIGHT - it's a GLOBAL recession]

    The results of the Epstein autopsy are out

    Epstein Autopsy Finds Evidence He May Have Been Murdered [~ 2 min. video lede followed by 2 more videos after Zero Hedge article]

    A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 94.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

    [just think about that]

    Greed is winning and humanity is losing

    There is no human being on this Earth who can justify getting (not making, mind, getting) $4 million an hour, and there is no justification for paying any worker a wage as low as $11 an hour. Only the most psychologically dysfunctional or morally empty could conceivably consider such a scenario and wealth gap compatible with progress. [more]

    Tears and shouting as Australia dilutes Pacific climate warning

    A Pacific summit has descended into tears, recriminations and shouting between pro-coal Australia and low-lying island nations facing an existential threat from climate change.

    The annual Pacific Island Forum wrapped up in Tuvalu late Thursday with Australia and the group's 17 other members sharply at odds, potentially undermining Canberra's efforts to curb China's growing influence in the region.

    "There were serious arguments and even shouting, crying, people, leaders were shedding tears," Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga told Australia's national broadcaster ABC after the summit broke up with a communique with "watered down" language on global warming. [more]
    San Jose firefighters stop forward progress of fire, power lines down [~ 1.5 min. news video]

    San Jose firefighters say they have stopped the forward progress of 40-acre brush fire near Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue that prompted evacuations.

    EPA Backs Off 'Cyanide Bombs' To Kill Wildlife After Deluge Of Complaints [use them on the EPA!]

    ‘We are dropping like flies.’ Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screenings

    Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30 because of an increase in deaths from the disease that they suspect may be tied to radiation emitted in the cockpit.[more]

  4. [closing out the week with some Rice Farmer headlines]

    News Links, August 16, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Trump threatens to pull out of WTO [see below for "why"]

    Going negative? As trade war rages, central banks ponder radical steps

    Singapore economy tipped for recession as US-China trade war slams imports, exports, manufacturing

    "Zero Has No Meaning" Says Greenspan: I Disagree, So Does Gold
    Alan Greenspan is wrong. Zero is very meaningful with negative being even more meaningful. It means central banks have hit a brick wall. They cannot cram any more debt into the system. There is no tolerance for paying interest.

    Shrinking German economy 'on edge of recession' as exports stutter

    Not Even Coffee Is Safe From the Malaise Sweeping Global Markets

    Bond yields are tumbling throughout Asia Pacific

    WTO paves way for China to seek sanctions against U.S. [OH!]

    Plus-size retailer Avenue closing all 200+ stores

    Global banks are cutting 30,000 jobs this year. It's a sign the banking crisis is only getting worse.

    Financial Struggles Push Kraft Heinz Co. To Cut 400 Jobs

    Cisco cuts nearly 500 jobs in Bay Area locations

    6 reasons cash-free retail stores are bad for consumers, according to the ACLU

    "We Are Struggling:" Air Cargo Performance Slumps Across Major European Air Ports

    Labor tensions flare at American Airlines over hundreds of canceled flights

    Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries Crash 38%

    Boeing delays delivery of ultra-long-range version of 777X

    Russian Fighter Jet Chases Off NATO Fighter Over Baltic Sea

    Commander: US Not Scaling Back Operations in Afghanistan

    Armed Jewish Settlers Storm Palestinian Town, Conduct Military Training

    Geopolitical temperature rising fast in the Pacific

    Syria - Frontline Breach Opens Door To A Deep Battle For Idlib

    How Sanctions Kill Iranians

    Venezuelans march against US embargo in enormous #NoMoreTrump protest

    [next part follows]

  5. Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportations

    Mexico rescues 45,000 migrants from human traffickers in eight months

    Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Salvini

    Greece calls on EU for fairer distribution of migrants

    Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

    Gas Flaring "Running Rampant" In The Permian

    Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant in danger due to lack of oversight - experts

    Bankruptcy filings by U.S. energy producers pick up speed: law firm analysis

    Colombia confirms that dreaded fungus has hit its banana plantations

    Elephants and whales could give us the cure for cancer—unless we keep killing them
    Fuhgeddaboudit. Humans are greedy, stupid, short-sighted, and self-destructive. They will surely drive these species to extinction before we can learn their secret. But of course, these species also deserve to survive whether or not they are useful to humans. -- RF

    The USA's most endangered animals

    African swine fever continues relentless spread through Asia and Europe

    Forest animal populations have plummeted by half since 1970, report warns

    Why Are Bees Dying and Why We Should Save Them

    Fracking Boom in U.S. and Canada Largely to Blame for Global Methane Spike, Study Finds

    NASA studies how Arctic wildfires change the world

    Breathing Polluted Air is Like Smoking a Pack a Day

    A 'big data' firm sells Cambridge Analytica's methods to global politicians, documents show

    Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

    Sneering at "Conspiracy Theories" is a Lazy Substitute for Seeking the Truth [brought to you by your CIA overlords]

    Weld Problems Spread To Second Navy Sub Program

    The Road to Hell Is Paved with Virtue-Signaling

    The Root Cause of Mass Shootings is the Rage of Alienation

    23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized in week in Japan due to heat

    Over 10,000 whooping cough patients in Japan already this year: report

    A dozen fall ill in heat-easing test for Olympics

    China's economy worsens in July, industrial growth at 17-year low as trade war escalates

    Chinese scientists say region to get cooler [SOTT borrows this and says it applies to the globe]

    Half of UK farms could fail after no-deal Brexit, report warns

    Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans skipped fun in past year due to cost

    More Americans are falling behind on their debt payments

    Tulsi Gabbard Remains Low in 'Approved' DNC Polls Despite Popularity

    Subprime Auto Loans Blow Up, Delinquencies at 2009 Level, Biggest 12-Month Surge Since 2010

    Corporate debt to GDP is at its highest level in all of recorded history, 50% is BBB

    US Manufacturing Slumps Back Into Contraction

  6. Hello all
    looks like Yellowstone's gonna make a bit of noise along with the others.

    Here's a look at last weeks storm that came from the north east
    the wind was up in the second vid
    We had another fast mover roll through this morning that dumped a ton of rain in a very short time. (looks like MO got the bulk of the system) The lighting was crazy. I'm certainly not going to complain today, it's only 75 right now. Now if the sun comes out it will change and get quite tropical very fast around here. For the past two weeks Grove has had a rotten egg/musky odor that gets me holding my breath. There's also been an increase in shootings and random acts of violence both locally and nationally.
    There are so many causative things in the wind and rain these days, I'm not surprised by any of this, especially since I live next to a lake.......

  7. The Joy of Science.........

  8. Hey Fran! Hang in there! Every forecast of severe weather makes me wonder if this is the one. i see what's happening all over and feel so lucky dodging it all. We're gonna be HOT & HUMID around here for the next week, but i can handle that. It's those straight line wind type storms that scare the crap outta me, with a very large dying oak right outside my back door. i don't have the money to get it taken down, and it's not dead yet (from Monty Python skit) anyway. We suddenly have a great proliferation of bugs, bees, and birds around - and the "night noises" are really loud again (i love it)! i know it's temporary, so i'm enjoying it while it lasts.

    4.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Kansas; other states possibly affected

    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook portions of Kansas on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

    The center of the quake was roughly 3 miles from Hutchinson.

    There were no reports of major damage or injuries. [more]

    Strong typhoon crosses southwest Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt

    A powerful typhoon lashed southwestern Japan on Thursday with massive rain and strong winds, leaving one dead and at least 34 others injured, paralyzing traffic and cutting power to thousands of homes during Japan's Buddhist holiday week.

    Typhoon Krosa landed near Kure in western Hiroshima on Thursday afternoon and was traveling north with winds of up to 144 kilometers (89 miles) per hour, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

    An 82-year-old man fell into the sea while mooring vessels in Hiroshima. [more]

    Woman Miraculously Survives 5,000-Foot Fall After Her Parachute Fails to Open While Skydiving

    After rapidly falling more than 5,000-feet, the woman hit a patch of trees and landed in a wooded area.

    Surprisingly, she only suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including a broken vertebrae and several fractures, but is currently recovering in a hospital, CBC reports. [more]

    First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province

    The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said Friday. [more]

    [from our There Goes The Food desk]
    China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak

    Corn Industry Battered By Shocking Ethanol Decision

    [yeah, well tough shit - it's junk fuel additive that corrodes small engines and shouldn't have been approved in the first place, like fracking or nuclear energy]

    [more below]

  9. [from a few days ago, i didn't see it til now]
    Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage

    The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests.

    Researchers already knew that heavy air pollution makes lung disease worse in people who already have lung disease. The new study shows that even among people without lung disease, long-term exposure to air pollution even in relatively 'clean' areas can lead to signs of chronic lung disease, said Dr. Joel Kaufman, a co-author of the study and an environmental health researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle.

    The current study focused on four major pollutants - ozone, an unstable form of oxygen produced when traffic and industrial fumes react with sunlight; nitrogen oxide, a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion that contributes to smog; black carbon, or soot, from coal-powered factories and traffic; and so-called PM 2.5, a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter that can include dust, dirt, soot and smoke. [more; pffff - wait til they discover that H2S is permeating the atmosphere!]

    Mosquito-borne illnesses growing in Florida as West Nile virus crops up in chickens

    Flocks of chickens in Florida have tested positive for mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis infection (EEEV) in the last month. [more]

    Global warming [1.75 min. video]

    [narrator's projection of temp. incr. is WAY off]

    [when dinosaurs attack!]
    A couple in Australia and their pet dog were attacked by a giant carnivorous lizard

    A 72-year-old man was seriously injured after attempting to break up a fight between his pet dog and a giant Goanna lizard, the Australian Broadcasting Company reported.

    Attempting to save his pup, a long-haired Jack Russell named Lilly, the man sustained a laceration and possible fracture on his right arm. His wife and dog were also injured.

    The attack was described by the CQ Rescue as "a horrific and freak ordeal."

    Goannas are a carnivorous monitor lizard found in Australia.

    [can you believe a 15 lb Jack Russell would try to protect his owner from a giant lizard weighing maybe 85 to 100 lbs? Brave]

    [while SOTT scours the globe for COLD weather anomalies]
    Climate change forces Chile ski stations to make fake snow

    Once deep in powder this time of year, Chile's ski stations are fighting the ravages of climate change and pollution that have brought less and less snow to the central Andes. [more]

    [oh hey, don't forget to add THIS to the air pollution]
    Syngenta just funded a study on the best way to spray glyphosate

    Agrochemical giant Syngenta funded a peer-reviewed paper published Friday that suggests glyphosate, an herbicide at the center of a worldwide public health controversy, would be better at killing weeds if it was sprayed on the plants at certain times of day. [more; "well t'anks fer nuttin'!"]

    More than 3,000 lightning bolts strike Greece on August 15

    Lightning bolt kills 5 at beach in Cuba

    Popocat├ępetl volcano (Mexico): Elevated activity, 13 explosions during 24 hours

    [and we thought erupting twice in one morning was a lot]