Friday, July 31, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-30

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2020-07-30 - Gigantic hole in the ground from melting permafrost is growing in Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "Global warming is inflicting wounds across Siberia. Outbursts of pent-up methane gas in thawing permafrost have pocked Russia’s desolate Yamal and Gydan peninsulas with holes tens of meters across. Apartment buildings are listing and collapsing on the unsteady ground, causing about $2 billion of damage per year to the Russian economy. Forest fires during the past three summers have torched millions of hectares across Siberia, blanketing the land with dark soot and charcoal that absorb heat and accelerate melting."

2020-07-30 - Mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana possibly linked to toxin:

Quote: "Our main attention … is now on investigating broader environmental factors such as naturally produced toxins from bacteria that are found in the environment, such as water bodies."

Note: Say, hydrogen sulfide is a natural toxin produced by bacteria and found in the environment, such as water bodies. Most of these elephants were found dead near ponds and the like. A tiny amount of hydrogen sulfide can immediately kill a human being so it is no stretch to think that it could just as easily kill elephants. And many of these elephants showed signs of neurological impairment before dying too. Hydrogen sulfide, probably not coincidentally, is a neurotoxin...

2020-07-30 - Electrical substation heavily damaged by fire and explosions, thousands of homes go dark, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The fire left as many as 8,200 homes in the area without power and frightened local residents who described hearing what sounded like explosions. Many viewers captured incredible images of the fire as it lit up the night sky."

2020-07-30 - Man, 42, has 'medical episode' in the water, loses consciousness and almost dies, near coastal Ship Bottom Beach (New Jersey):

Quote: "Goez said the victim suffered a medical episode but the police report did not contain further specifics."

2020-07-30 - Coronavirus can hide in human ears, new research finds:

2020-07-30 - US economy contracted by record-breaking 32.9 percent in the second quarter:

2020-07-30 - Wildfire breaks out in Angeles National Forest and causes evacuations near Azusa (California):

2020-07-30 - Wildfire breaks out and burns 2,771 acres near Kanab (Utah):

2020-07-30 - Boat, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Maroa (Illinois):

Quote: "Peasley said the garage contained a boat and motorcycle inside and is considered a total loss."

Note: This is the 690th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Long Clawson (Britain):

Note: This is the 183rd bus to burn in 2020...

2020-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 in Michigan City (Indiana):

2020-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Alberton (South Africa), 1 injured:

2020-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Quay Parade in coastal Swansea (Britain):

2020-07-30 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Willoughbridge (Britain):

Note: These are the 1085th, 1086th, 1087th and 1088th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-30 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Eastmans Road in Parsippany (New Jersey):

2020-07-30 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Somertonfield Road in Somerton (Britain):

2020-07-30 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley (California):

2020-07-30 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 60 near Beaumont (California):

2020-07-30 - RV and shed go up in flames before 3 AM on Jones Road in Manor (Texas):

Note: These are the 237th, 238th and 239th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-07-30 - Minivan bursts into flame on South Street in Hastings (Nebraska):

2020-07-30 - Taxi bursts into flame on I-70 near Grand Junction (Colorado):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Fowler Street in Waterloo (Iowa):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-280 in East Orange (New Jersey):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 near Quincy (Florida):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal San Francisco (California):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on North Seneca Street in Oil City (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 2:05 AM on Chifley Place in Chifley (Australia):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 3:47 AM while parked on Weston Close, fire spreads to 2 more cars, in Shifnal (Britain):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at business, fire spreads to building, in coastal Swansea (Britain):

Quote: "The incident happened shortly after a lorry fire caused disruption in the centre of Swansea and spread thick black smoke over the city."

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Ditherington Road in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2020-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Dee Fords Avenue in Boughton (Britain):

2020-07-30 - Vehicles and business destroyed by huge fire in Howden (Britain):

2020-07-30 - Silo damaged by fire at brewery in Golden (Colorado):

2020-07-30 - Asphalt silo damaged by fire shortly after 5 AM at asphalt company in Huntsville (Alabama):

2020-07-30 - Home damaged by fire on Longwood Drive SW in Concord (North Carolina), nobody there:

2020-07-30 - Home damaged by garage fire on Burdette Avenue in Evansville (Indiana), nobody there:

2020-07-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:20 AM on coastal James Island (South Carolina):

2020-07-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Edgeknoll Lane in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2020-07-30 - Home under construction heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM on Cypress Street near the Schuylkill River Park in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-30 - Home destroyed by fire on 98th Street in Marmet (West Virginia):

2020-07-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Pearl Street near the Merrimack River in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2020-07-30 - Apartment building devastated by massive inferno at Ashwood Apartments on Worth Boulevard in North Coventry Township (Pennsylvania), 4 injured:

2020-07-30 - Ten pilot whales wash ashore and die in Indonesia:

Quote: "Last week, a giant 23-metre blue whale washed up near a beach near East Nusa Tenggara's capital city Kupang. Seven pilot whales were found dead near Kupang last October."

2020-07-30 - Couple, 78 and 79, found dead at home near Tioga (North Dakota):

2020-07-30 - Boy, 10, found dead in swimming pool at home in Statesboro (Georgia):

Quote: "A 10-year-old boy drowned Tuesday afternoon in a swimming pool in his back yard, according to Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch. James Andre Misidor Jr. died of an accidental drowning, with no foul play suspected, he said."

2020-07-30 - Woman, 58, found dead on beach in coastal Lincoln County (Oregon):

2020-07-30 - Man, 26, found dead in the water at beach on coastal South Padre Island (Texas):

2020-07-30 - Woman found dead in creek in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2020-07-30 - Man, 81, found dead in Lake Sinclair (Georgia):

2020-07-30 - Man found dead in car at police station in Lancaster (South Carolina):

2020-07-30 - Boy, 17, dies in the water at clay pit near Pine Log Road in Warrenville (South Carolina):

2020-07-30 - Man found dead in the Missouri River near the southwest point of Pelican Island in St. Louis County (Missouri):

2020-07-30 - Person found dead in Brandywine Creek in Wilmington (Delaware):

2020-07-30 - Man found dead in carpark in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2020-07-30 - Man, 72, goes into cardiac arrest in the water at beach and dies in coastal Shanklin on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services are rushing to Shanklin Seafront following reports of a person being dragged out of the water in cardiac arrest this afternoon (Thursday)."

Quote: "We were called at 3.45pm to reports of a concern for welfare after a 72-year-old man was pulled from the water at Shanklin Beach. It is believed he suffered a medical episode."

2020-07-30 - Man, 52, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into home, on NW Jetty Avenue in coastal Lincoln City (Oregon), 850 feet from the ocean, 1 injured:

Quote: "It is believed that he had a medical emergency which caused him to accelerate off the roadway and crash into the house."

2020-07-30 - Woman has 'medical emergency', car slams into flood wall, in Pineville (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "Pineville Police say it appears a Harlan woman had a medical emergency behind the wheel that led to a crash."

2020-07-30 - Person has 'medical episode', car crashes into utility pole, on Briar Creek Boulevard in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "Early evidence suggests that the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical episode prior to the accident..."

2020-07-30 - Two firefighting planes collide mid-air near Caliente (Nevada), 2 killed:

2020-07-30 - Twin-engine plane crashes in Madison County near Ennis (Montana), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-07-30 - Tractor trailer overturns on Redd Road in El Paso (Texas):

Quote: "The incident came a day after a deadly semi-truck crash along I-10 near Anthony, where the driver veered into the median and ran into an overpass support pillar. In another incident earlier in the week, an ambulance flipped over along I-10 in east El Paso and injured a paramedic."

2020-07-30 - Truck crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, on Labree Road in Chehalis (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-07-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, near Southern Pines (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2020-07-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, near Woodward (Iowa):

Quote: "Law enforcement radio traffic indicated a medical emergency might have caused the mishap."

2020-07-30 - Bear attacks and kills man near Hope (Alaska):

2020-07-30 - Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Pacoima (California):

2020-07-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Mayagüez (Puerto Rico):

2020-07-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Mandalay region in Myanmar, 20,000 people affected:


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone - welcome to August. This is the month that i thought everyone would know how bad things are by, way back in like 2013 or 14 when i made a gentleman's bet on the old NBL with a guy named Pat for when it would be obvious where we're at.

    South America on Fire

    A raging fire described as “completely out of control” is threatening one of South America’s major wetland ecosystems. The fire has been burning for months now, and is visible from the balconies of luxury apartments along the shoreline of the Paraná River in Argentina’s central city of Rosario [more]

    [and yet]

    There’s so Much Snow in Patagonia Right Now That Cattle, Horses and Sheep Are Buried Alive in Argentina

    Historic snowfall could destroy sheep farming Patagonia, Argentina for years.

    Five feet (1½ m) of snow and temperatures around 20 degrees below zero. Can you imagine even trying to walk through snow up to your chin? [more]

    Saturday, 1 August 2020
    The changing Arctic Ocean
    The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic and Pacific, studies say

    A new Arctic Ocean is emerging with more algae blooms, bigger waves and more similarities to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, according to a series of recently released studies.
    Blame — or credit — should go at least in part to the loss of sea ice and in the seas peripheral to the Arctic Ocean and the increase in heat that those peripheral seas are sending north, the separate studies say.

    “In many respects, the Arctic Ocean now looks like a new ocean,” Igor Polyakov, an oceanographer with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a lead author of one of the studies, said in a statement released by the university. [more]

    Arctic climate goes off the rails

    Wildfires, record warmth and rapidly melting ice: Arctic climate goes further off the rails this summer

    Records shattered in Siberia, Svalbard, Nunavut and other areas as study points to historic shifts. [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. America on the verge of collapse

    State of Emergency Address -
    Global Economy & Credit Collapse is Imminent...

    Summer in the Northern Hemisphere Covid-19 did not flee from the heat as promised: A hurricane and probably another 2 on the way, 2 tropical cyclones forming in the Pacific, ongoing Floods in Asia, Africa and temperatures humans shouldn't have to endure: Welcome to August

    17 million people have been infected worldwide [out of ~ 7.2 billion, so ~ .2% infection rate globally] with a nearly 700,000 poor souls dead [~ 4% death rate if sick]. [more]

    Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida [~ 106.6 min. news video]

    [from Omen Central]
    Apocalyptic Sky Sounds Baffle Experts During Corona Lockdown and Announce the Coming Social and Economic Collapse

    During the months of lockdown, people have heard and recorded strange sounds seemingly emanating from the sky.

    Some believe these are celestial trumpets heralding the apocalypse; there may be other explanations.

    The sounds – heard in the US, Mexico, Slovakia, Italy, Brazil and Argentina – do not seem to correspond to angelic heralds.

    Some resembled aircraft noises when there were no planes flying. A sound in Bratislava was described as “Darth Vader breathing”, while a recording from Colorado was like a shrieking whistle. Another recorded over several evenings at Lake Garda was more of a vibration. [more; videos]

    Two pilots killed in mid-air collision while battling wildfire in Nevada
    [here it comes!]

    5G was tested in Russia on humans & animals with disturbing results: what you are not being told – Dr Barrie Trower & Mark Steele discuss

    “The USSR experimented on humans and animals with 5G in 1977, 1972 and 1997. A proper military experiment. The humans suffered metabolic problems, ie everything started to fall apart, blood problems, immune system dysfunction, severe medical and neurological problems. With animals, since they were able to dissect them, they found the bone marrow was suffering (which produces the immune system), respiration damaged, enzyme activity damaged, nuclear dna damaged, and the total exposure time was only 15 hours over 60 days. Roughly 15 minutes a day and the levels were not high. Not as high as you are going to get in a classroom.” …. Dr Barrie Trower [more]

    [more later]

  3. [some Saturday headlines from RF]

    News Links, August 1, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Fiat Chrysler reports $1.2 billion loss in second quarter

    Turkey Faces Second Currency Crisis in Two Years, Lira Slumps to Record Low

    Peter Schiff: The Dollar Is Not Just Going Down; It's Going to Crash

    U.S. airlines making push for new round of payroll assistance

    It's Official: Pompeo Has Declared Cold War With China
    This puts us on a course for a costly and unnecessary conflict at a time when we can't even take care of our own problems.

    Trump: Feds won't leave Portland until governor clamps down on protesters

    Heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks a waste of energy and money

    Brutal 20-Week Rig Count Collapse Finally Subsides As Oil Prices Stabilize

    Plastics, pathogens and baby formula: What's in your shellfish?
    'We had to eat our seeds for planting': 10 million in Sudan facing food shortages

    Coronavirus-linked hunger kills 10,000 children per month, says UN [that #'s going to go way up]

    Coastal flooding set to get more frequent, threatening coastal life and global GDP

    Researchers make major, concerning microplastics discovery

    Scientists genetically alter squids for the first time in 'game-changing' breakthrough

    USDA identifies some of the mysterious, unsolicited seeds after all 50 states issue warnings

    World Health Organization reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

    WHO: Young people are 'letting down their guard'

    Dr. Fauci says coronavirus is so contagious, it won't likely ever disappear

    Big Google and Facebook are Watching You!

    How to hide from a drone, like a Marine

    US must prepare for an ever more powerful China, Rand Corporation says

    Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

    CDC reports the rich sleep better at night
    Who would have thought? -- RF

    COVID-19: Poverty Weaponized By Elite as US Eviction Crisis Looms

    New Government Loan 'Could Accelerate Demise of US Postal Service'

    Portland Journalists Ask For Sanctions As Federal Agents Continue To Assault Reporters And Legal Observers
    A surge in evictions could turn into financial crisis, economist warns
    It could also result in more riots. -- RF

    Consumer Spending Jumps for a Second Month ... But

    Potential defense budget cuts demand a new calculus

    The 'restaurant apocalypse' is 'much worse than I thought,' Jim Cramer says
    "If you're in the business of serving people food in a brick-and-mortar setting, all I can say is stick a fork in it, because that business is done."

    Billboard Ad Revenue Collapses As Americans Stay Home

  4. Fauci recommends encasing entire body in bubble wrap to protect against Coronavirus [from Babylon Bee]

    Of course, Dr. Fauci says that he and other Washington elites are exempt from the recommendation.

    Some doctors quickly held a press conference to point out the dangers of wearing the new full-body bubble wrap cocoons, but their video was banned from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for containing dangerous medical misinformation. [more; satire]

    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes southern Philippines - EMSC

    Hurricane Isaias kills 2 in Dominican Republic

    Isaias, now a hurricane, left widespread damage across the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before moving on toward the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas on Friday.

    One person was killed in the Dominican Republic when a high-voltage power line fell [and]

    A 5-year-old boy was killed when a tree fell and crushed his home in Altamira in Puerto Plata province, El Caribe reported.

    Flash flooding in Afghanistan kills 16 including children

    California's sinking coastal hotspots revealed in new survey

    Now, using precise measurements from state-of-the-art satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) that can detect the land surface rise and fall with millimeter accuracy, an Arizona State University research team has, for the first time, tracked the entire California coast's vertical land motion.

    They've identified local hotspots of the sinking coast, in the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, with a combined population of 4 to 8 million people exposed to rapid land subsidence, who will be at a higher flooding risk during the decades ahead of projected sea-level rise. [more; SOTT of course says no sea level rise evidence]

    FDA's list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows again with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol

    The Food and Drug Administration's list of hand sanitizers to avoid because they may contain methanol continues to grow.

    As of Saturday, the FDA's "do-not-use list of dangerous hand sanitizer products" now includes 101 varieties of hand sanitizer that should be avoided – some that have already been recalled and other products being recommended for recalls – as they may contain methanol, a potentially fatal ingredient.

    Methanol is a toxic substance when absorbed through skin or ingested. [more]

    [here we go again]
    ‘Deadly heatwave’ forecast for southwestern US, forecasters warn

    An “excessive heat warning” has been issued by the US National Weather Service for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California, including Las Vegas and Phoenix.

    Temperatures are expected to climb to 50C (122F), which the weather service said amounts to “dangerously hot conditions”.

    The warning will remain in place until 9pm on Saturday. [more]

    [2nd section below]

  5. Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

    The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest.

    Brazil's space research agency Inpe recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon last month, up from 5,318 in July 2019.

    Although that is a three-year high for July, the figure pales in comparison to last year's peak of 30,900 fires in August – a 12-year high for that month.

    Still, environmental groups say there are worrying signs of what may come, with the final days of the month showing a sharp spike. More than 1,000 fires were registered on July 30, the highest number for a single day in July since 2005, according to an analysis by advocacy group Greenpeace Brasil.
    [more; once they burn it all down, the weather will change and they won't be able to grow food anymore - problem solved!]

    [the countdown continues]
    British hedgehogs are now officially vulnerable to extinction

    British hedgehogs are now officially vulnerable to extinction, new research has found.

    The Red List conservation report, which was conducted by the Mammal Society, explains that the spiky creatures could be at risk of dying out completely if we don't take drastic action to prevent their numbers dropping. [more; right]

    US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

    The U.S. government announced Friday that four huge dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. [more; then no salmon should be shipped to D.C.!]

    [this goes on in Paris, too, i'm told]
    Divers retrieve dozens of electric scooters from sea near Thessaloniki, Greece [~ 2.6 min. video]

    Divers in Thessaloniki are seen retrieving dozens of electric scooters that have been thrown into the sea by locals. Footage from July 31 shows authorities pulling numerous scooters out from the sea one by one. According to the divers, there were abandoned scooters every 5 metres on the seabed. The electric scooters pose a harmful threat for the local sea life as the batteries and electric parts dissolve and pass into the food chain. According to reports, the same issue has occurred in parts of North America and France with locals dumping the electric scooters in bodies of water. [more]

    [so you can't sing in a choir at church, but if you're a KILLER in PRISON]
    Convicted killer released from California prison due to COVID-19 concerns [~ 4.75 min.. video]

    Exxon’s debt load is expected to rise as it commits to paying dividend

    Exxon, Chevron miss already lowered Q2 expectations [more]

    [part 3 next]

  6. [nature takes the poisons we dump and recycles them back to our waiting mouths]
    Microplastics: tiny crustaceans can fragment them into even smaller nanoplastics

    Microplastics are widespread in seas and oceans, and their harmful effects on many different marine animals are well known. However, we know relatively little about the microplastics in our freshwater rivers, streams and lakes. We still don’t know exactly where they come from, where they end up – and crucially – what damage they can cause if they get into food chains.

    Until now, plastic fragmentation had largely been attributed to processes such as sunlight or wave action, which can take years or decades. But it turns out a tiny shrimp-like creature can do the same job much faster. [more]

    [neither of which will probably happen]
    Climate Point: Saving the Amazon and sourcing clean water for Navajo Nation

    The Navajo Nation has been hit hard by the virus, perhaps in part because nearly a third of households don't have running water, an issue that will only become worse as climate change pushes the mercury higher. [more; been this way forever]

    Connie Culp, the 1st face transplant recipient in the U.S., dies at 57

    She passed away on Thursday evening, reported NBC affiliate WKYC. As of Saturday, the cause of death was not known. [more]

    'Taboo' herd immunity the only long-term solution to Covid-19, says expert

    [right so stop wearing masks! Just get it and die already. If you live, hey you got "herd immunity" til next time . .]

    Herd immunity is the only long-term solution to Covid-19 but the idea has wrongly become “taboo”, a leading scientist has said.

    The concept currently “provokes hostility and controversy” but it must be revisited, according to Raj Bhopal, emeritus professor of public health at Edinburgh University.

    In a new article published in the journal Public Health in Practice, he argues that the Covid-19 pandemic has put ministers in a “zugwang” which is a position in chess where every move is disadvantageous and where every plan must be examined “however unpalatable” it might be. [more]

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence overturned by appeals court

    [hey, maybe now they'll revisit the Sandy Hook black op]

    A federal appeals court on Friday overturned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

    Tsarnaev and his older brother set off a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the world-renowned race, tearing through the packed crowd and causing many people to lose legs.

    A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld much of Tsarnaev's conviction but ordered a new trial over what sentence Tsarnaev should receive for the death penalty-eligible crimes he was convicted of.

    U.S. Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson, writing for the court, said the trial judge "fell short" in conducting the jury selection process and screening jurors for potential bias following pretrial publicity surrounding the high-profile case. [more; he ain't goin' anywhere]

    [4th piece awaits]

  7. UAE starts up first Arab nuclear plant

    The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world. [more; you'll be sor - ry!]

    Albuquerque Resident Captures 'Bolide' Meteor in Night Sky [~ .4 min. video]

    A ‘bolide’ meteor that streaked across the sky in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 28, was captured on a resident’s home-surveillance camera. [more]

    38,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Has Been Recalled

    The items included in the recall are 80-pound boxes that each contain 10-pound "chubs" of Balter ground beef with "use or freeze-by" dates of 08/09/2020 or 08/10/2020. They were sent to distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and were then sent to retail locations to be sold. You can find additional info about the specific items that were recalled, including their lot numbers, in the recall notice. [more]

    [nice try!]
    House Rejects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Proposal to Ban Military Recruitment on Twitch

    The House of Representatives on Thursday voted against the passage of an amendment spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would bar the United States military from recruiting via game streaming site Twitch. [more]

    Central US to face continued flood risk as calendar turns to August

    Cities such as St. Louis, Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky, have already had rounds of heavy rainfall this week. Therefore, any floodwaters may be slow to recede, and renewed flooding will also be possible. [more]

    California Coronavirus Update: First Teen Death From Virus Confirmed In State As Death Toll Passes 9,000

    SpaceX has a 'go' from NASA to return 2 astronauts to Earth on Sunday as Hurricane Isaias threatens several Florida splashdown locations

    NASA on Saturday gave SpaceX a "go" to undock the company's first crewed space mission, called Demo-2, and land it on Sunday evening.

    Hurricane Isaias complicated original plans to return two astronauts to Earth aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Elon Musk's aerospace company may now try to splash down NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in the Gulf of Mexico.
    [more; but they may end up in your back yard!]

    [part 5 below]

  8. Dog Owner Arrested After Puppy Rescued from 131-Degree Car in California

    A small dog was rescued this week in Riverside County, California, after it was left in a hot car with a temperature of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Office shared a photo of Boomer, a puppy, on Facebook on Tuesday, revealing that his owner had been arrested for animal cruelty.

    Officers were alerted to Boomer's predicament after a passerby heard the pup yelping from inside a car on Monday. At the time, it was 99 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the sheriff's office said.

    "After realizing the dog was not moving and in distress, he rescued the dog from the vehicle and rendered aid," the sheriff's office said in its Facebook statement. Officers placed Boomer into an air-conditioned patrol car upon arrival, and the dog has been given to the Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto, California.

    Sheriffs deputies noted the inside temperature of the car Boomer was left inside reached 131 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a photo of the thermometer shared by the sheriff's office on Facebook.

    "As a reminder, NEVER leave children or pets alone in a vehicle for even a moment," the sheriff's office said. [more]

    New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

    Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset. [more; Obama should be in jail with Clinton, Bush, Cheney . . .]

    Earthquake measuring 6.4 strikes Mindanao, Philippines: EMSC

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Mindanao, Philippines, at a depth of 473 kilometers (293.91 miles) on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. [more]