Thursday, October 27, 2016

Event Update For 2016-10-26

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: Fires And Explosions

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame and kills man in Chapraulla, Greater Noida (India):

Quote: "A 30-year-old man was charred to death after the car in which he was travelling suddenly caught fire in Chapraulla village of Greater Noida on Wednesday."

Quote: "The doors and windows of the car could not open on time, as it was centrally locked."

2016-10-26 - Passenger plane hit by fire and smoke in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "A spokesperson for ABIA says that the pilot of United flight 4532 out of Denver called the tower to report smoke in the cockpit. The plane, a smaller-sized regional jet, landed safely. Passengers were able to disembark via built-in stairs and exit to the terminal. AFD says the fire has been extinguished and there are no reports of any injuries."

2016-10-26 - Passenger plane hit by brake fire, plane makes emergency landing in Sea-Tac (Washington), near the coast:

2016-10-26 - Small plane hit by engine explosion mid-air, plane makes emergency landing in field in Jasper (Alabama):

Quote: "American Idol winner Taylor Hicks said he was shaken when an engine on his private airplane exploded in mid-air on Wednesday, TMZ reported."

Note: These are the 121st, 122nd and 123rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-10-26 - Passenger train fills with smoke in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

Quote: "Riders on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train in Boston were forced to climb out of train car windows this afternoon after smoke filled the air at Back Bay Station, resulting in three minor injuries, according to the MBTA."

2016-10-26 - Mobile home destroyed by explosion and fire in Mount Healthy (Ohio), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two people were injured by an explosion and fire inside a Mt. Healthy mobile home Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Mt. Healthy Fire Department. The home was destroyed by the time fire crews put out the blaze: The walls had collapsed and the roof had caved in."

Note: This is the 342nd residential explosion in 2016...

2016-10-26 - Transformer explodes and burns at Southgate Mall in Johannesburg (South Africa), 2 injured:

2016-10-26 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in Kelowna (Canada):

Quote: "A fire that damaged a boat while it was parked in the driveway of a Kelowna home Tuesday night has sparked an RCMP investigation. 'There’s no reason for it to start on fire where it’s sitting,' Cpt. Ron Golling with the Kelowna Fire Department told Global News."

Note: No reason HE knows about, anyway...

2016-10-26 - Fishing ship bursts into flame in the Pacific Ocean off Japan, 1 missing:

2016-10-26 - Fishing ship bursts into flame in coastal Weymouth Harbour (Britain):

Note: These are the 1358th, 1359th and 1360th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-10-26 - School bus bursts into flame at intersection in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):;-children-safely-evacuated/1573785/

Quote: "Crews responded to a school bus fire in West Philadelphia. It happened before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North 67th and Media streets."

2016-10-26 - School bus bursts into flame on I-20 near Douglasville (Georgia):

2016-10-26 - School bus bursts into flame on Paton Road in coastal Richmond (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 241st, 242nd and 243rd school buses to burn in 2016 and these are the 789th, 790th and 791st buses to burn in 2016...

2016-10-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Glen Heights Road in coastal Cork (Ireland):

2016-10-26 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame at The Village Green in Sutton Bridge (Britain), near the River Nene:

Note: These are the 792nd and 793rd buses to burn in 2016...

2016-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on I-295 in Hopewell (Virginia):

2016-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-35 in Clear Lake (Iowa):

2016-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 280 near Oak Mountain (Alabama):

Quote: "Authorities responded to a report of a semi truck on fire Wednesday morning. The truck fire occurred on the inbound side of highway 280 near Oak Mountain."

2016-10-26 - Tractor bursts into flame on North River Road in North Platte (Nebraska):

2016-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2016-10-26 - Tractor bursts into flame on Chatteris Road in Chatteris (Britain):

Note: These are 1993rd, 1994th, 1995th, 1996th, 1997th and 1998th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-10-26 - Van bursts into flame on Heather Road in Binley Woods (Britain):

2016-10-26 - SUV bursts into flame at Route 6 intersection in coastal Yarmouth Port (Massachusetts):

2016-10-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Hudson Avenue in Mankato (Minnesota):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Sikorsky Place in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at I-95 rest stop in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on US 10 near Sanford Lake bridge in Midland County (Michigan):

Quote: "Part of US-10 closed because of a car fire has re-opened. The right lane on westbound US-10 at the Sanford Lake bridge was closed temporarily after the fire."

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 near Nitro (West Virginia), separate crash too:

Quote: "There was also a crash off the west bound Cross Lanes exit between a car and tractor trailer. No injuries were reported in that accident."

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on Bridge Street in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame in the Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames near coastal London (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 12:07 AM on Shuker Close in coastal Newport (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 11:34 PM on the A41 in coastal Newport (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on Wilkins Drive in coastal Paignton (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on St Brannocks Road in coastal Ilfracombe (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 7:30 AM in Arreton on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 1:05 AM on Willoughby Road in Larkhill (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on road between Buckfastleigh and Holne (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M6 in South Lakeland (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire on the M6 South(South Lakeland) 26 Oct 2016 At 21:33 firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the M6 South J36 to J35. They found the vehicle on fire on the hard shoulder and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews wore two breathing apparatus when tackling the fire."

2016-10-26 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Garfield Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Garfield Close, Hull. Wed 26 Oct 2016 04:21 (No:23919) Motorcycle on fire. Scotty Backpack in use."

2016-10-26 - Utility trailer explodes and burns, ignites truck, on Park Avenue in Lansing (Michigan):

2016-10-26 - Dump truck and two vacant homes go up in flames at 2:30 AM in Robstown (Texas):

2016-10-26 - Two vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire at 11 PM in near Le Roy (Minnesota):

2016-10-26 - Cars and tire shop go up in flames in the wee hours in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2016-10-26 - Car dealership damaged by fire near the Willamette River in Eugene (Oregon):

2016-10-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Fulton near Edgerton (Wisconsin):

2016-10-26 - Barn destroyed by huge fire near the A69 north of Brampton (Britain):

2016-10-26 - Brush fire burns along I-20 near Leeds (Alabama):

2016-10-26 - Fire extinguisher business damaged by fire at 1 AM in Springfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A York Street business that specializes in fire extinguishers and related equipment was damaged by a fire early Wednesday."

Note: Irony alert!

2016-10-26 - Woodworking business destroyed by fire at 11:20 PM in Miami County (Ohio):

2016-10-26 - Hospital wing under construction damaged by fire in Casa Grande (Arizona):

2016-10-26 - Building destroyed by fire at 4:04 AM in coastal Opihikao (Hawaii):

2016-10-26 - Garage and lawn mower destroyed by fire at home in Fox Lake (Wisconsin):

2016-10-26 - Assisted living facility damaged by fire in Pennsauken (New Jersey):

2016-10-26 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York), home burns in Queens too:

2016-10-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before 11:30 PM in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lives in the building. In a statement, she said that she and her partner weren’t injured."

2016-10-26 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire in San Ysidro (California), near the coast:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 3:12 AM in Rochester (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Ponca City (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Valdosta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Sarasota (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, 1 killed, 2+ injured:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Belmont (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire destroys home in the wee hours in Virginia (Minnesota), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2016-10-26 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Vacant home under renovation burns at 3:30 AM in Nashville (Tennessee):

2016-10-26 - Vacant commercial building burns in Detroit (Michigan):

2016-10-26 - Three vacant stores destroyed by fire in Detroit (Michigan):

2016-10-26 - Vacant auto shop destroyed by fire shortly before 2 AM in Stevens Point (Wisconsin):

2016-10-26 - Blue whale washes up dead at Thornton State Beach in Daly City (California):

2016-10-26 - Popular sea lion suddenly sickens and dies at zoo in El Paso (Texas):

2016-10-26 - Massive die-off of mussels hits 50-mile stretch of Big Darby Creek (Ohio):

Quote: "Whatever is killing fragile mussels in Big Darby Creek has spread along 50 miles of the protected waterway, and state and federal environmental officials say they are no closer to figuring out the cause after several weeks."

2016-10-26 - Sunflower seastars virtually wiped out off the coasts of Washington State and British Columbia (Canada):

Quote: "There was once a galaxy of sunflower seastars in the Salish Sea off the British Columbia and Washington state coasts, but a new study says their near disappearance from the ocean floor should be of special concern."

2016-10-26 - Around 100 sea birds wash ashore dead at beach in coastal Tomé, Biobio (Chile):

2016-10-26 - Man, 28, drops dead in ditch in Harrison Township (Ohio):

Quote: "The case is still being investigated but officials tell 2 NEWS there are no obvious signs of trauma."

2016-10-26 - Man, 76, found dead in submerged car in the Intercoastal Waterway in coastal Gulf Shores (Alabama):

2016-10-26 - Man, 70s or 80s, drops dead before 7:25 AM near park bench at Marine Park in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2016-10-26 - Woman, 34, found dead in apartment in coastal Soldotna (Alaska):

2016-10-26 - Man, 31, drops dead in wooded area near East Main Street in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania):

2016-10-26 - Man found dead in tent near Lowe's in Winchester (Virginia):

2016-10-26 - Man, around 40, found dead on sidewalk near Eighth Street and Forest Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri):

2016-10-26 - Man found dead in vehicle in parking lot in Boise (Idaho):

2016-10-26 - Man, 69, drops dead at social club in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-10-26 - Man, 75, found dead in submerged pickup truck in canal in Grand Bend (Canada):

2016-10-26 - Man, 22, drops dead at police station in Gawalmandi (Pakistan):

2016-10-26 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff near Pearland (Texas), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Medical helicopter makes emergency landing in field in Dallas (Texas):

2016-10-26 - Freight train derails in Belleville (Illinois):

2016-10-26 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, widespread damage ensues, in Rawalpindi (Pakistan):

Quote: "The blaze severely damaged a private bank, a restaurant, six vehicles, shops and the building which also housed residential flats. The fire escalated to the adjacent building and caused huge damage to that building as well."

2016-10-26 - Two tractor trailers crash at 5 AM, fire erupts, on I-65 near Millersville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Heavy truck hits tractor trailer at 6:30 AM, semi bursts into flame, on I-20 in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2016-10-26 - Cement truck veers off road, slams into 3 parked cars, on the A4063 in Coytrahen (Britain), 1 killed:

2016-10-26 - Pickup truck overturns, bursts into flame, on Highway 97 between Peachland and Antlers Beach (Canada):

2016-10-26 - Car veers across median, hits three vehicles head-on, near the Tampa Bypass Canal, fire erupts, in coastal Hillsborough County (Florida), 5 killed:

2016-10-26 - Car veers off road, slams into home, in Tarentum (Pennsylvania):

2016-10-26 - Stray dogs unleash terror in Srinagar (India), 50,000 people bitten in past four years:

2016-10-26 - Pack of dogs attacks and kills man in coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2016-10-26 - Bear attacks and kills man in Kashmir (India):

2016-10-26 - Power outage blacks out nearly 10,000 homes in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-10-26 - Water main breaks, street collapses, in University City (Missouri):

2016-10-26 - More than 20 people sicken on cruise ship 'Adonia' between Cuba and Miami (Florida):

Quote: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there was an illness outbreak on Fathom's Adonia this past week (October 16 - October 23, 2016). The CDC states that 23 of 668 (3.44%) passengers reported being ill with diarrhea and vomiting during this voyage which returned to Miami from Cuba yesterday."

2016-10-26 - Volcano Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica:

2016-10-26 - Huge magma dome inflating in the Central Andes in South America:

2016-10-26 - Magnitudes 6.1 and 5.5 earthquakes strike near Visso (Italy), multiple towns heavily damaged:

2016-10-26 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Tonga:

2016-10-26 - Smith Glacier loses half a kilometer of ice thickness in just 7 years in Antarctica:

2016-10-26 - Sea level rise devouring the coast of West Africa:

2016-10-26 - Mediterranean refugee death toll soars, 2016 deadliest year yet, 'This is the worst we have ever seen':

2016-10-26 - Superbugs out of control, hospital beds should come with warning signs:

2016-10-26 - Scientists bewildered by Zika's path across Latin America:

2016-10-26 - Scientists discover bizarre two-headed shark embryo:

2016-10-26 - Bright meteor lights up the sky over Buryatia (Russia):

2016-10-26 - Indiana officials are trying to block almost 45,000 black citizens from voting:

2016-10-26 - WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents:

2016-10-26 - Cops and protestors clash over pipeline in North Dakota:

2016-10-26 - Respect for police among Americans surges to highs not seen since late '60s:

2016-10-26 - 61 percent of Americans don't feel represented by either Republicans or Democrats:


  1. We're on track, at a little over one per day, on average, to have over 365 homes explode and burn in 2016 by year's end.

    I think it can be said that more cars burn up in Britain then anywhere else, on a daily basis.

    Today, we'll start with the wide view and work our way down to the planet.

    'Something is happening' - Outer solar system getting weirder

    Several newly discovered objects on the outskirts of the solar system suggest that something strange is afoot. While some scientists point to the odd behavior of the newfound residents as further proof for the existence of the hypothetical Planet Nine (a yet-unseen super Earth proposed to inhabit the outskirts) not everyone is convinced.

    The new inhabitants include a small icy world with one of the longest known orbits and several smaller objects clustered together extremely far from the sun.

    The newest of these objects is L91, an icy world that can travel as far from the sun as 1430 astronomical units (AU), or 1,430 times the Earth-sun distance, one of the longest known orbital periods. L91 never draws closer to the sun than 50 AUs, farther away than even Pluto.

    And L91's distant path is shifting. [more]

    Meteor fireball captured on dash cam over Colorado

    Lightning bolts kill man and 3 donkeys in Zimbabwe

    An english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish

    [heh, new way to learn a language]

    A 16-year-old in Atlanta has made headlines this week after waking up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish.

    Rueben Nsemoh is a native English speaker who knew some basic Spanish before he suffered a concussion during a soccer game, but when he woke up from the injury, he was able to speak Spanish "like a native", and struggled with English.

    "It started flowing out," Rueben told Melissa Chan over at TIME. "I felt like it was like second nature for me. I wasn't speaking my English right, and every time I tried to speak it I would have a seizure."

    "It was weird," he added. "It was not scary at all. I actually liked it a lot. It was really unique to me."

    In the weeks since, he's slowly been regaining his ability to speak English, and his Spanish skills are fading, but doctors are struggling to explain exactly what happened. [more]

    California Drought To Enter 6th Year, Colorado River States Struggle to Avert Water Crisis, Southeast Drought Worsens

    [been dry around here too, but we're getting a bit of rain now]


  2. Physics tweak solves five of the biggest problems in one go

    something is still missing from the standard model. “Presumably we need some new particles,” says Mikhail Shaposhnikov at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. “The question is, how many new particles do we need?”

    Some models, like supersymmetry, add hundreds of particles – none of which have been spotted at colliders like the LHC. But SMASH adds only six: three neutrinos, a fermion and a field that includes two particles. [more]

    Significant deforestation in Brazilian Amazon goes undetected – ‘Landowners deforest in ways and places that evade the monitoring and enforcement system’

    [we're just soooooooo clever]

    How fast will we need to adapt to global warming? ‘Societies will be faced with the decision of whether to defend or abandon cities threatened by sea-level rise’

    New solutions needed to tackle mounting sovereign debt crisis – UN trade and development agency

    sovereign debt faults bring major problems in terms of reputation and access to further loans. [more]

    Live updates from Dakota Access Pipeline protests: Protesters on horseback don gas masks as police move in

    Dead whale washes up on coast in Newfoundland, Canada

    Turrialba volcano's spectacular early morning eruption filmed in Costa Rica

    Hospitals struggle to address terrifying and long-lasting 'ICU delirium'

    [try to NEVER be admitted to a hospital]

    The Monster Climate Rolls On

    [video of TED talk and more]


  3. Saudi Arabia & Gulf allies seek Russian support of proposal to cut oil output by 4%

    NAACP complains about 'rampant' voter purging in North Carolina

    Theater of democracy: Chicago voters casting ballots from beyond the grave

    Susie Sallee was buried in 1998. Yet records show she voted in Chicago 12 years later.

    Victor Crosswell died in 1994, but records show he's voted six times since then.

    And then there's Floyd Stevens. Records show he's voted 11 times since his death in 1993.

    In all, the analysis showed 119 dead people have voted a total of 229 times in Chicago in the last decade.

    [though statistically insignificant here - it's the fact that votes are regularly changed by programmed or hacked computer voting machines that has me worried that Trump's assertion that the whole thing is rigged APPEARS to be true in many cases. Then there's the gerrymandering of districts and the Electoral College issues which also "rig" the election.]

    Pakistan, India expel each other's diplomats amid escalating tensions over disputed Kashmir

    Brown bear mauls man in Steward, Alaska

    Lost oceanic bird seen along Lake Michigan

    "As far as I know, there has been in recorded history only one previous time when a shearwater has been observed on Lake Michigan," says Joel Greenberg, a board member of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory.

    And it's not clear why this one would be 1,000 away from his normal habitat. [more]

    Sunflower sea star nearly wiped out by virus in British Columbia waters

    Joseph Gaydos, one of the report's authors and the chief scientist with the SeaDoc Society, said the sunflower that covered the ocean floor in many areas off southern Vancouver Island and Washington state has been virtually wiped out.

    Dozens of dolphin carcasses litter beach in Bangladesh

    Militarization of police: North Dakota cops remove pipeline protesters from private land - shots fired, 117 arrests made

    [the state/government always resorts to violence to "enforce the law" - imposed on us by vested interests with political pull]

    Law enforcement were using a long range acoustic device (LRAD) sonic weapon that could be heard on live streams.

    Riot police used mace and tasers on the protesters who were defending the new Oceti Sakowin camp, according to social media and live streams from the site. [more]


  4. Not always at the ballot box: The modern history of 'rigged' US elections

    The harsh truth is that pursuit of power often trumps the principle of an informed electorate choosing the nation's leaders, but that truth simply cannot be recognized. [more]

    Lost flamingo that was heading for Saudi Arabia turns up in Siberia instead

    The pink bird was 5,330 kilometres off course when it landed in subzero Krasnoyarsk region. [more]

    Enormous dome discovered in central Andes result of an injection of magma from below

    [you may have mentioned this one already, Jonny]