Sunday, July 31, 2016

Event Update For 2016-07-30

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

2016-07-30 - Sea life and coral dying off at marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "Divers from the motor vessel Fling 'were stunned to find green, hazy water, huge patches of ugly white mats coating corals and sponges, and dead animals littering the bottom of the East Flower Garden Bank, a reef normally filled with color and marine life,' wrote Steve Gittings, chief scientist in NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries."

Quote: "The divers alerted researchers, who found 'unprecedented numbers of dying corals, sponges, sea urchins, brittle stars, clams and other invertebrates on large but separate patches of the reef,' the report said."

Note: Those ugly white mats sound very suspiciously like bacterial mats of the ancient anaerobic type that produce hydrogen sulfide, which would then immediately begin killing oxygen-using life, starting at the sea floor, which is where this is occurring...

2016-07-30 - Nine people found burned to death near Pemex pipelines in Cuitzeo (Mexico), near Cuitzeo Lake:

Quote: "Local media reported that the bodies were burnt, and eight were found inside of a charred pick-up truck while a ninth was found close by."

2016-07-30 - Hot air balloon hits power lines, ignites and crashes near Lockhart (Texas), 16 killed:

Quote: "It’s not clear what part of the balloon hit the lines, spokesman Robert Sumwalt said. It’s also unclear whether the fire that broke out on the balloon happened before or after the collision, Sumwalt said."

Note: So the fire could have begun before the crash. However it happened, this was the worst balloon disaster in US history and one of the worst balloon disasters in the world...

2016-07-30 - Transformer bursts into flame at Petronas LNG complex in coastal Bintulu (Malaysia):

2016-07-30 - Transformer bursts into flame in Mountainside (New Jersey), blackouts ensue:

2016-07-30 - Cargo ship 'ISE BARU' damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Surabaya (Indonesia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of general cargo vessel ISE BARU at around 1030 LT July 30, which is docked in Tanjung Perak port, Surabaya, East Java. Vessel was about to set sail, bound for North Borneo with cargo of general goods. According to available information, fire started in engine room after an explosion, one crew (understood he’s Chief Engineer) was badly burned, he was taken to hospital in critical condition."

2016-07-30 - Fishing ship bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Phang Nga Province (Thailand), 3 injured:

2016-07-30 - Boat bursts into flame on Cross Lake (Minnesota), man uses flyboard to extinguish fire:

Quote: "Around 3 p.m. on Cross Lake, Paul Gavic saw a boat on fire from his nearby dock and called for his son, Jesse Gavic. Jesse Gavic strapped into his flyboard, attached to a personal watercraft driven by brother Caleb Gavic, and headed for the burning boat. After reaching the boat, it only took about two minutes for Jesse Gavic to extinguish the fire using the water propelled from his board. The people on the boat jumped out and were picked up by a pontoon."

Note: Looks superheroish!

2016-07-30 - Boat, tractor, RV, car or truck, and barn destroyed by fire in Mishawaka (Indiana):

Quote: "The barn appeared to contain several large personal items, including a recreational vehicle, boat, tractor and car or truck. Upon arrival at the scene, a man in a gray pickup truck shouted an expletive and then doubled over, hands on his knees, in anguish."

Note: These are the 1079th, 1080th, 1081st and 1082nd boats or ships to burn in 2016, and this is the 1405th tractor/tanker/semi to burn in 2016, and this is the 315th RV to burn in 2016. (Damn, they're making things complicated!)

2016-07-30 - Wedding bus bursts into flame on the Cuesta Grade near San Luis Obispo (California):

2016-07-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Top Lane in Copmanthorpe (Britain):

Note: These are the 512th and 513th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 11 in Beaver Township (Ohio):

2016-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2016-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at metal business in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2016-07-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2016-07-30 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Fosse Way in Offchurch, Leamington Spa (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Tractor bursts into flame in Eggardon, West Dorset (Britain), near the coast:

Note: These are the 1406th, 1407th, 1408th, 1409th, 1410th and 1411th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-07-30 - Mail truck bursts into flame on the Manchester Expressway in Columbus (Georgia):

2016-07-30 - Truck bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in Mildred (Pennsylvania):'s_Top_Stories/Fire_occurs_at_auto_body_shop_in_Mildred.html

Quote: "A truck had caught on fire inside the building, which destroyed the vehicle and the insulation above it and caused some charring of the ceiling, said Ed Fitzgerald, an assistant fire chief with the Mildred Fire Company."

2016-07-30 - Minivan bursts into flame at Lakeview Cemetery in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2016-07-30 - SUV bursts into flame on the A28 between Tenterden and Rolvenden (Britain), 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Holbrook (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2016-07-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites trees, on East 30th Avenue in Eugene (Oregon):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Route 7 in Lenox (Massachusetts):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Green Cove Springs (Florida):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on Washburn Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 4:10 AM on Yamba Drive in Mawson (Australia):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame between Cullen Bullen and Lidsdale (Australia):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 4:52 AM on street in coastal Cebu (Philippine Islands):

2016-07-30 - Two cars go up in flames while parked at leisure center in Bedworth (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Polperro Road in coastal Looe (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Stokenchurch (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame on Watling Street in Wellington (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Car bursts into flame at 11:26 PM on Witham Road in Tolleshunt Major (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Dorchester Road in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2016-07-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A23 between Handcross and Warninglid (Britain):

2016-07-30 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Hillsboro (Oregon):

Quote: "Investigators say the blaze started in a camper trailer parked next to the home. The flames destroyed the camper, about 30 feet of fence line, and damaged the home's siding, attic and roof."

2016-07-30 - Cars and home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Fargo (North Dakota):

2016-07-30 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Kearney (Nebraska), nobody there:

Quote: "A vehicle was lost in a garage fire at noon Saturday at 10515 Second Ave. north of Kearney."

2016-07-30 - RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM at home in Greece (New York):

2016-07-30 - Auto shop goes up in flames in Chetla, Kolkata (India):

2016-07-30 - Barn destroyed by fire near Trois-Rivières (Canada), 40 cows killed:

2016-07-30 - Commercial building damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC, nobody there:

2016-07-30 - Garage destroyed by fire just after 1 AM at home in Mahoning Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-30 - Garage goes up in flames at home on Anderson Road in Granger (Indiana):

2016-07-30 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Rockport (Maine):

2016-07-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Riceville (North Carolina), nobody there:

2016-07-30 - Home destroyed by fire in the La Tuna Canyon area of Sun Valley (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Six townhomes go up in flames at 5:15 AM at townhome complex in Harris County (Texas):

2016-07-30 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:13 AM in Lexington (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2016-07-30 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Henrico County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2016-07-30 - Vacant home burns in Tallahassee (Florida):

2016-07-30 - Vacant home burns in El Mirage (Arizona):

2016-07-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Broadwater County (Montana):

2016-07-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Howells Ferry Road in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2016-07-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2016-07-30 - Hairless chimp Mongo suddenly dies at Twycross Zoo in Atherstone (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Many fish found dead in lake in Chettinayakkanpatti (India):

2016-07-30 - College student slumps over dead in car before 6:30 AM at university in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2016-07-30 - Man found dead in the Tobacco River in Gladwin County (Michigan):

2016-07-30 - Man, 49, found dead near Pigeon Creek in Evansville (Indiana):

Note: They were looking for a woman who went missing and stumbled on this guy's fresh corpse...

2016-07-30 - Man, 56, found dead at Goll Woods Nature Preserve in Fulton County (Ohio):

2016-07-30 - Man, 31, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in the Black River in Atkinson (North Carolina):

2016-07-30 - Man, 26, drops dead before 7:21 AM in jail cell in Crown Point (Indiana):

2016-07-30 - Man, 69, found dead in jail cell in Sparta (Wisconsin):

2016-07-30 - Person found dead in the St. Lawrence River in Brockville (Canada):

2016-07-30 - Woman in her 70s drops dead on estuary walkway in coastal Invercargill (New Zealand):

2016-07-30 - Man, 37, drops dead during 9km run in coastal Taipei (Taiwan):

2016-07-30 - Man, 53, found dead in bathroom at meat shop in Prayagpokhari (Nepal):

2016-07-30 - Man, 22, found dead in orchard in Bijnor (India):

2016-07-30 - Man, 25, falls off boat and dies near coastal Orkney (Scotland):

2016-07-30 - Man drops dead at home near Cowgate (Britain):

Quote: "Police said it was a sudden death and a report was now being prepared for the coroner."

2016-07-30 - Man, 43, found dead at 1:35 AM in carpark on Oxton Road in coastal Birkenhead (Britain):

2016-07-30 - Passenger plane hit by hail, windshield cracked, plane makes emergency landing in Lethbridge (Canada):

2016-07-30 - Small plane crash-lands on Texas Canyon Road near Santa Clarita (California), engine failure:

2016-07-30 - Small plane lands, landing gear collapses, at airport in North Andover (Massachusetts):

2016-07-30 - Small plane crashes at airport in Manitowoc (Wisconsin), engine failure, 2 injured:

2016-07-30 - Tour bus overturns into ravine in coastal Valldalen (Norway), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2016-07-30 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 2:30 AM, hits tree, in Dakota County (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2016-07-30 - SUV veers off road at 6 AM, slams into tree, in Haddam (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on, in Park County (Colorado), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2016-07-30 - Pickup truck crashes 150 feet off I-15 in the Cajon Pass (California), 4 injured:

2016-07-30 - Pickup truck plunges into Oxoboxo Lake in Montville (Connecticut):

2016-07-30 - Car and SUV collide head-on, in Juab County (Utah), 1 killed, 5+ injured:

2016-07-30 - Car and pickup truck collide head-on, in coastal North Falmouth (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Car veers over centerline at 11:49 PM, hits car head-on, near Quincy (Washington), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-07-30 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Columbus (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Two cars collide head-on at 3:30 AM, near Sherburne (Kentucky), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Two cars collide head-on, in Euless (Texas), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Car veers off road at 7 AM, slams into building, in Greer (South Carolina):

2016-07-30 - Car blows tire in the wee hours, hits another car, near San Manuel-Linn (Texas), 3 injured:

2016-07-30 - Car veers off road at 12:25 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Brown County (Kansas), 1 killed:

2016-07-30 - Car crashes into guardrail, tree, house and pole in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor (Canada), 1 injured:

2016-07-30 - Eagle attacks Coast Guard officer, snatches his cellphone, in coastal Unalaska (Alaska):

Quote: "An eagle tore a Coast Guard officer's hoodie and chased him down a mountain with multiple aerial attacks as he ran, causing him to stumble and lose his cellphone. The big bird pecked at the phone a few times, then flew off with the device, which hasn't been seen since and was probably dumped in the ocean, according to the victim, Lt. Andres Ayure."

2016-07-30 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits three bodies of water in Idaho:

Quote: "The Southwest District Health Department says that the toxic bacteria was found in Lake Lowell at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, the Snake River in Hells Canyon, and in Brownlee Reservoir in Washington County."

2016-07-30 - Extreme drought dries out parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee:

2016-07-30 - Lightning strikes kill 40 people and injure 35 more in one day in Odisha (India):

2016-07-30 - Hailstorm dumps up to baseball-sized hail on parts of Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2016-07-30 - Wedding bus swept away by flash flood in Pakistan, 27+ killed:

Quote: "A Pakistani official says the death toll from a bus that was swept away by flash floods has risen to 27."

2016-07-30 - Athletes warned to keep mouths closed while in feces-infested water at the 2016 Olympics:

Note: And you thought the LAST Olympics was sh#tty?!

2016-07-30 - Man jumps from plane at 25,000 feet, doesn't use parachute, successfully lands in net, in Simi Valley (California):

2016-07-30 - Religious group warns that the world will end on July 29th:

2016-07-30 - Donald Trump can't name one sacrifice he's made, Twitter helps him out:

2016-07-30 - Off-duty female Swedish cop in a bikini takes down thief in Stockholm (Sweden):

Quote: "Ms Kellner said she didn’t hesitate to make the arrest while wearing a bikini. 'If I had been naked I would have intervened as well,' she said."

Note: Well, if that ever happens, we're gonna need to see some photographic evidence, Ms Kellner!


  1. That's some good stuff there, Jonny! You DON'T want to be attacked by an EAGLE - those birds are HUGE. Suddenly wedding transportation is DANGEROUS! Humorous comment on the Olympics - people saying it may be the last one (since they have a history of financial and real estate trouble). That Swedish cop has some tough lookin' arms on her!

    Man killed by lightning while mowing lawn in Tillsonburg, Canada

    [I'm gonna print out this article and leave it on my fridge so my wife doesn't think that I'm just lazy . . .
    okay, so I'm lazy - but I don't wanna die mowin' grass!]

    Lightning bolt kills boy on beach in Carova, North Carolina

    Intense straight-line winds hit Komárno, Slovakia

    Dramatic waterspout seen over Suffolk, UK

    Localized flooding hits Fort McMurray, less than two months after devastating fires

    [well, what did you expect with no vegetation to help?]

    Shallow 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts SW China

    NASA to launch 7-year mission to potential civilization-destroying asteroid "Bennu"

    [there won't be any life on Earth long before this thing is due to hit]

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    Brave New World

    [now THERE'S a quote for your header, Jonny!]

    [some more coverage of recent stories and the Pioneer Fire]
    Floods and wildfres in North America

    Weather extremes in North America

    [part two below]


  2. News Links, August 1, 2016
    Rice Farmer

    [a smattering of news stores RF picked up]
    Global Deflation Alert: World Trade Growth Has Ground To A Halt

    A Decade of Evidence Demonstrates The Dramatic Failure Of Globalisation

    Central Bankers are Driving Us All Into the Dirt — The Great Unwind has started

    Deutsche Bank: Not Even Fiscal Stimulus Will Save Global Growth

    Of course it won't. This is an energy problem, not a money problem. That's why all economy- and finance-related measures are proving worse than useless. -- RF

    American Airlines passenger captured video of flames shooting from wing
    [not what you wanna see at 25,000 ft]

    Airlines End Their Losing Battle With the TSA

    [here's his response to SOTT's coverage of the same article]
    Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

    If new "artificial leaves" cannot be made with the output from existing leaves, while at the same time leaving an appreciable energy profit, this invention won't be of any use in propping up industrial civilization. Every new invention now is claimed to be a "game changer," but the devil is in the details. -- RF

    [yesterday I got gas for $1.83/gal]
    Forget Inventories – Drilling Cutbacks Will Lead To Much Higher Oil Prices
    The iron equipment that works to put oil into storage vessels is going idle the world over. Every week, an increasing number of drilling rigs are hosting weeds and barnacles.

    Starving Venezuelans Break Into Zoo And Eat Equally Starving Animals

    Forget Tornadoes. Rain Bombs Are Coming for Your Town

    Hope for 'end of Aids' is disappearing, experts warn

    Molten fuel at the bottom of Fukushima reactor

    Heat Wave Burns Up China, 19 People Dead So Far

    How slow is US economic growth? 'Close to zero'

    New York to Decide on $500 Million-a-Year Nuclear Power Lifeline
    New York is poised to decide whether customers should spend about $500 million a year to save its money-losing nuclear reactors.

    US Admits It "Found A Problem" In Calculation Of GDP

    America's Aging Baby Boomers, Forced To Work Until Death, Blamed For Collapsing US Productivity

    The Massive Prop Barely Holding up the US Economy Cracks
    It was the second warning in two days: auto sales – last year one of the few booming sectors in the US economy – are exiting the freeway and turning south on a road full of potholes. And that would come at the worst possible time.


  3. Hmmm, not looking good in Venezuela. What's next? 'Starving Venezuelans Break Into Apartments And Eat Equally Starving Venezuelans'

  4. Yeah, it's gettin' serious, Jonny - this is what it comes to:

    Brazil sends 1,200 troops to city of Natal after gangs start all-out war on government

    The Brazilian government authorized sending 1,200 troops to the Rio Grande do Norte capital, Natal, to quell gang uprisings, now in their third day. Urban unrest exploded when the government decided to jam cellular coverage in a local prison.

    A tweet was widely shared, blaming the alleged information blackout on the government's preoccupation with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    [more on the above asteroid story]
    NASA to launch probe to investigate ‘Armageddon’ asteroid

    Alaska Peninsula volcano spews steam, ash, but no lava

    Painful To Watch: This Is The Weakest U.S. Economic ‘Recovery’ Since 1949

    [what recovery? nothing was fixed! it's smoke and mirrors!]

    “The artist Christopher Wool has a word painting, ‘Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids.’ That’s exactly how I feel – sell everything. Nothing here looks good,” Gundlach said in a telephone interview. “The stock markets should be down massively but investors seem to have been hypnotized that nothing can go wrong.”


  5. A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out

    Large forest fire rages on Greek island of Evia for 3rd day

    [heh, "just kidding!"]
    False alert of massive earthquake triggers panic in Japan

    Supercharged Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Month

    This massive ancient forest is actually the world’s largest living thing by mass

    Meet Pando, thought to be the world’s largest living thing by mass. It’s a forest, but all of its 47,000 aspen trees come from a single root system spread over 106 acres in Utah, making it genetically one individual.

    [yeah, it's dying too]

    The global impact of air conditioning: big and getting bigger

    [the article is an exercise in delusional thinking]

    [more signs of collapse]
    ‘First the water. Now the trash’: Flint bickering leads to suspension of trash pickup

    6.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Mid Indian Ridge


  6. Video shows the moment a fisherman is killed by lightning in Suzhou, China

    Hailstones damaged cars, homes and injured 12-year-old girl in Calgary, Canada

    More rain forecast in 24 hours than for the whole of July in the UK; fears that the whole month will be a washout

    500 families told to flee raging wildfire near Hamilton, Montana

    Wildfires continue to spread in California over San Francisco-sized area, 1000s of homes at risk

    Dashcam footage shows Vietnam town ripped to shreds by tornado

    6.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Mid Indian Ridge