Friday, November 18, 2016

Event Update For 2016-11-17

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

2016-11-17 - Small plane bursts into flame and crashes shortly after takeoff in Williamson (Georgia), 2 killed:

Quote: "According to witnesses the plane was taking off from the Candler Field Museum about 5:40 p.m. and crashed shortly after taking flight, Neath said. The flames were visible before the plane hit the ground."

Quote: "Witnesses told investigators that there were visible flames from the plane before it crashed."

Note: This is the 135th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-17 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-11-17 - Metal recycling plant hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Video from a TV news helicopter shows water cannons spraying some smoldering piles of scrap metal with lots of smoke in the area."

2016-11-17 - Building and pallets go up in flames at pallet business in Jurupa Valley (California):

Quote: "A building burned during a nighttime fire at a Jurupa Valley pallet yard, say Riverside County Fire Department officials."

2016-11-17 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Monticello (Arkansas):

Quote: "The recycling center was once the old Burlington rug mill. The fire has been reported as a 'major fire.'"

2016-11-17 - 'Surreal' US wildfires should not be burning in mid-November:

Quote: "A single fire in the North Georgia Mountains is larger in size than Manhattan. And with numerous large blazes raging throughout the region, about 130,000 acres has burned so far in an area that rarely sees large fires during summer — much less in the middle of November."

2016-11-17 - As wildfires rage across the US Southeast, people hacking, coughing, wheezing:

2016-11-17 - Home explodes and collapses in Bagno a Ripoli (Italy), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 370th residential explosion in 2016...

2016-11-17 - 17 new wildfires break out in 24 hours in Tennessee, medical helicopters grounded by smoke:

2016-11-17 - Wildfires threatening people's homes in Georgia:

2016-11-17 - Wildfire burns nearly 2 square miles, destroys home and 5 outbuildings, near Charleston (Arkansas):

2016-11-17 - Wildfire sends people fleeing in river valley in Franklin County (Arkansas):

Note: Good thing fire season is over!

2016-11-17 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Bodega Bay (California):

Quote: "A sailboat anchored in Bodega Harbor went up in flames on Wednesday night, though Bodega Bay fire crews using their own boat managed to douse the fire in relatively short order, emergency dispatchers said.'

Note: This is the 1409th boat or ship to burn in 2016...

2016-11-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Eastern Avenue in Gloucester (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M4 near Chippenham (Britain):

Note: These are the 844th and 845th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Aberdeen (Maryland), near the coast:

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-83 in York County (Pennsylvania):

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway near Bethlehem (New York):

Quote: "A tractor trailer caught fire on the Thruway late Thursday morning, sending a plume of smoke into the air over Bethlehem. The truck was on the northbound ramp near the entrance to the Bershire Spur of Interstate 90."

Note: A tractor trailer just burst into flame the day prior on the New York State Thruway too, near Tyre (New York), mentioned in the 2016-11-16 update...

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 77 in Robstown (Texas):

2016-11-17 - Tractor bursts into flame at 11:37 PM while parked on trailer in St. Marys (Pennsylvania):

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at A47 exit in Dereham (Britain):

Note: These are the 2113th, 2114th, 2115th, 2116th, 2117th and 2118th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-11-17 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Busch Boulevard in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2016-11-17 - Box truck bursts into flame at MBTA Layover Station in Westminster (Massachusetts):

2016-11-17 - RV bursts into flame on road in Loxley (Alabama):

Note: This is the 510th RV to burn in 2016...

2016-11-17 - School van bursts into flame on street in Ambikapur (India):

2016-11-17 - Van bursts into flame while parked inside school facility in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "Erie firefighters doused a van that caught on fire Thursday night inside the Erie School District Service Center at 1157 W. 16th St. There were no injuries, Erie Deputy Fire Chief Mike Fahey said. Fire crews were called to the two-story building, which houses vans and other equipment, at 8:53 p.m. after receiving reports of fire alarms activating inside the facility."

Quote: "Fire crews made a forced entry inside on the building's south side and found a van on fire and heavy smoke throughout the facility, Fahey said."

Note: People still park vehicles inside buildings?!

2016-11-17 - Van bursts into flame on the A458 Victoria Road in Much Wenlock (Britain):

2016-11-17 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Govans area in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2016-11-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in La Pine (Oregon):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at school in Merrimack (New Hampshire):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home on Farmview Drive in New Milford (Connecticut):

Quote: "Fire Chief Todd Russell said crews knocked down the fire in less than 10 minutes after arriving at the home. The fire, he said, began in a car located inside an attached two car garage. The fire was already spreading to the garage itself when firefighters arrived."

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage in Vandalia (Ohio):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Emporia (Kansas):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame on Evergreen Street in Durant (Oklahoma):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at auto shop on King Street in Kitchener (Canada):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Wodonga (Australia):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame in underground parking garage in coastal Southport (Australia), man burned:

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Waitrose supermarket in Ashford (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame on Liverpool Road in coastal Southport (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on Wentworth Drive in Grantham (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 between Castleton and Tredegar Park (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 between Worcester and Droitwich (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame at 12:40 AM in Willerby (Britain):

Quote: "Willerby. Thu 17 Nov 2016 00:40 (No:25799) One car involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame on Miller Court in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Car bursts into flame on Vallis Road in Frome (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-94 near Sturtevant (Wisconsin):

2016-11-17 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Santa Maria (California):

2016-11-17 - Three auto shops go up in flames at 11:41 PM in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2016-11-17 - Tractor supply business heavily damaged by fire at 5:20 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

2016-11-17 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:15 PM in East Lampeter Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-11-17 - In separate incidents, within 20 mins, before 6:15 AM, two brush fires erupt, in Santa Clarita and in Van Nuys (California):

Quote: "A couple of brush fires were reported Thursday morning within 20 minutes of each other, with one shutting down the northbound 5 Freeway truck route connecting with the northbound 14 freeway in the Santa Clarita area, and another slowing traffic in the Panorama City/Van Nuys area."

2016-11-17 - Tire business heavily damaged by massive blaze in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2016-11-17 - Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cellphone bursts into flame at school in Kansas City (Missouri):

2016-11-17 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Little Chute (Wisconsin):

2016-11-17 - Storage facility damaged by fire in Missoula (Montana):

2016-11-17 - High school damaged by fire in Portland (Oregon):

2016-11-17 - Cabinet and furniture business destroyed by fire in Union Center (South Dakota):

2016-11-17 - Mill destroyed by huge fire in Huddersfield (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in West Sand Lake (New York):

2016-11-17 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Tucson (Arizona):

2016-11-17 - Home damaged by fire in coastal San Francisco (California), 2 injured:

2016-11-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in coastal Leonardtown (Maryland):

2016-11-17 - Home destroyed by basement fire in Dixon Township (Ohio):

2016-11-17 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire in Tewksbury (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2016-11-17 - Vacation home destroyed by fire just before 6 AM near Lake Tahoe (California), nobody there:

2016-11-17 - Duplex damaged by fire shortly after 6 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2016-11-17 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Bloomington (Illinois), 1 killed:

2016-11-17 - Vacant home burns on Reservoir Street in Springfield (Illinois):

2016-11-17 - Vacant home burns in Paterson (New Jersey):

2016-11-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:10 AM in coastal San Diego (California):

2016-11-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM on Pond Mills Road in London (Canada):

2016-11-17 - Vacant historic cinema destroyed by massive fire in Montreal (Canada):

2016-11-17 - Fish washing ashore dead near coastal Matlacha (Florida):

2016-11-17 - Around 200 fish found dead in the Clearwater River (Idaho):

2016-11-17 - Two rare deepsea oarfish strand at beach in Busselton (Australia):

2016-11-17 - Woman, 37, has 'medical emergency' while diving, dies shortly later, in the Gulf of Mexico near Madeira Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A woman who fell unconscious during a diving mishap in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Madeira Beach, has died."

Quote: "According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report Roger Olson and his wife were on their boat fishing when they were approached by a distressed man on a 22-foot Sea Fox boat. William Gamba informed Olson that his wife, Blaise, had some sort of medical emergency and was unconscious. Olson boarded the Gamba’s vessel and used a radio to call for help."

Note: Two people just died while snorkeling too, and another had a 'medical condition', at the Great Barrier Reef in coastal Michaelmas Cay (Australia), mentioned in the 2016-11-15 update. I remember a few years ago, before divers had started regularly dying, and someone asked me, if what I'm saying is true, shouldn't there be some divers dying? I told him then that things hadn't gotten that bad YET but divers would be dying soon enough as this extinction event progressed and intensified. And here we are today, with divers regularly dying now. Once this problem gets bad enough, maybe I'll start a separate list just for dead divers and maybe also include all the people dying in or near swimming pools too, similar to the list of all the people that have been burning to death...

2016-11-17 - Boy, 17, drops dead in locker room at swim club meet at school in Vernon Hills (Illinois):

Quote: "An autopsy Thursday revealed Church did not drown and there were no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system..."

2016-11-17 - Man slumps over dead on passenger plane after departing from coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2016-11-17 - Man, 63, slumps over dead while driving transit bus in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2016-11-17 - Woman, 49, slumps over dead in car at Walmart in Monroe (Louisiana):

2016-11-17 - Man, 63, found dead in the, Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

2016-11-17 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in the Grand River near Jenison (Michigan):

2016-11-17 - Man, 21, soldier, found dead in barracks in Fort Bragg (North Carolina):

2016-11-17 - Woman, 39, drops dead at school in Buffalo Grove (Illinois):

2016-11-17 - Man, around 30, found dead at Rib Mountain State Park (Wisconsin):

2016-11-17 - Man found dead near the Iron River in Bayfield County (Wisconsin):

2016-11-17 - Man found dead in Salt River bottom near Laveen (Arizona):

2016-11-17 - Woman, 82, found dead in creek near her home in Trafford (Alabama):

2016-11-17 - Man found dead near Lake Diefenbaker at Sask Landing (Canada):

2016-11-17 - Man, 50, Canadian soldier, collapses and dies at gym in Amman (Jordan), near the Dead Sea:

Quote: "Maj. Scott Foote, 50, of Carbonear, N.L., was found unconscious in a military gym in Jordan's capital city of Amman, officials said. Foote was pronounced dead after attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. His death has been labelled non-combat related. National Defence has launched an investigation, but officials said there were no indications of foul play."

2016-11-17 - Man, 30, goes fishing, next seen dead in Badera Lake (India):

2016-11-17 - Man, 56, drops dead at bank in Delhi (India):

2016-11-17 - In separate incidents, two men, 70 and 29, drop dead in Islamabad (Pakistan):

2016-11-17 - Woman found dead at home in coastal Dumbarton (Scotland):

2016-11-17 - Small plane crash-lands without landing gear at airport in coastal Santa Barbara (California), engine failure:

2016-11-17 - Tanker truck overturns, explodes and burns, in Tete Province (Mozambique), 73 killed, 100 injured:

Quote: "At least 73 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after a lorry carrying fuel blew up in western Mozambique, according to the government. In a statement on Thursday, officials said that the vehicle had overturned while transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira."

2016-11-17 - Tanker truck overturns into irrigation canal on Riverdale Road near Brighton (Colorado):

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer hits tanker truck, fire erupts, in coastal Chennai (India):

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:15 AM, bursts into flame, on I-35 in McClain County (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on Rocky Mountain Avenue in Loveland (Colorado):

2016-11-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on Military Road in Sioux City (Iowa):

2016-11-17 - Utility truck and semi crash at 5 AM, semi overturns and bursts into flame, on I-35 near Goldsby (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2016-11-17 - Dump truck blows tire and crashes, on I-69 in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 lightly injured:

2016-11-17 - SUV slams into semi in the wee hours, semi overturns, in Skokie (Illinois), 2 injured:

2016-11-17 - At least 15 cars crash on I-70 near Evergreen (Colorado), 2 injured:

2016-11-17 - Car hits sign, bursts into flame, in Harrison Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

2016-11-17 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on the Long Island Expressway in Elmhurst (New York), 5 injured:

2016-11-17 - Car veers off road, hits tree stump, bursts into flame, in Manheim (New York), 3 injured:

2016-11-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Denver (Colorado):

2016-11-17 - Naked man runs around disoriented and mumbling incoherently in parking lot in Oxford (Mississippi):

Quote: "When officers arrived they found the man running around in a disoriented fashion and mumbling incoherently."

2016-11-17 - Man threatens to stab nonexistent people after 11 PM, sets backpack on fire, near the Cumberland River in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "An investigation is underway after a small explosion at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. The blast happened as a man was walking his dog nearby at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The man told authorities that he saw a homeless man who was threatening to stab someone, even though no one was around him. The homeless man then reportedly set his bag on fire, which caused an aerosol can inside the bag to explode."

Quote: "The incident began around 11:45 p.m. Thursday when a citizen was walking his dog and heard a man talking to himself and yelling on the steps of Riverfront Park. Authorities said the citizen heard what he thought was an explosion a short time later, and the man who had been on the steps ran off. Officials responded to the scene and said there was no sign of an explosion; however, a burned backpack was found in that area."

2016-11-17 - Stray dogs attack and injure 12-year-old boy in Plano (Texas):

2016-11-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 20+ people at school in Vereeniging (South Africa):

2016-11-17 - Power outage hits San Ramon and Danville (California), 26,000 homes go dark:

2016-11-17 - Facade collapses at business in Jacksonville (North Carolina):

2016-11-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms and swallows car, in coastal Newcastle (Australia):

2016-11-17 - Hydrogen sulfide evacuates bank in Newtonville (Massachusetts), blamed on ATM batteries:

2016-11-17 - 27 people sickened by 'some sort of chemical' at school in Inwood (New York):

2016-11-17 - Volcano Klyuchevsky erupts, spews ash 5+ kilometers high, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

Quote: "The activity of the Klyuchevsky volcano in the Russian Far Eastern region of Kamchatka has intensified again, the local department of the Russian Academy of Sciences' geophysical service told TASS on Thursday. 'In the morning, the Klyuchevsky volcano spewed a column of ash to six kilometers above the sea level. This was registered by satellites as the volcano was covered in clouds. Later the slopes of the volcano became visible, and we can see now how it spews steam, gas and ash to 5.5 kilometers above the sea level,' the department said."

2016-11-17 - New Zealand quake ruptured 6 faults:

2016-11-17 - After NZ megaquake, enhanced volcanic activity rises around the world:

2016-11-17 - China schools Trump on climate change:

Quote: "China points out to global warming denier and president-elect that Republicans under Reagan and Bush actually put global warming on international agenda..."

2016-11-17 - Heavy rain and flooding devastate the Dominican Republic, state of emergency declared in 31 provinces:

2016-11-17 - Series of tornadoes hit parts of Wales and the Midlands (Britain):

2016-11-17 - Cold blast set to plunge temperatures up to 50 degrees in the US Midwest and Northeast:

2016-11-17 - Navy E-6B Mercury flies around for unknown reason over Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "The unit's overall mission is classified, Hubbell said, but did confirm the mission of the plane's class. 'The overall mission of the E-6B is command, control and communications abilities to direct and employ strategic resources,' Hubbell said."

2016-11-17 - Obama administration finalizes rule to reduce methane pollution, but what will Trump do?

2016-11-17 - Gigantic shield moves into place to cover exploded Chernobyl reactor:

Quote: "The concrete and steel arch is billed as the 'largest movable land-based structure ever built,' and it is seen as an important step toward ultimately securing and dismantling the still dangerous reactor."

2016-11-17 - Lockheed Martin shows off four unmanned firefighting drones:

2016-11-17 - No Saudi oil, says Trump, Saudi Arabia fires back:

2016-11-17 - NASA discovers mysterious electron superhighway above Earth:

2016-11-17 - Two meteors spotted within 20 hours over Spain:

2016-11-17 - Dutch theoretical physicist's new theory of gravity does away with dark matter:

2016-11-17 - Denver to become first US city to legalize social marijuana use:

2016-11-17 - People crawling like babies as a workout:

2016-11-17 - Homer Simpson is now the subject of a college philosophy course:


  1. Hey, the world's still here! Another "epic" night as Tom parties with the 'kids' at a private club (that doesn't close til 3 a.m.) - listened to electronica and some live rap from two different performances and a d.j. spinnin' heavy beats closed out the night, while drinkin' sage mules and a beta drink (not on the menu yet) of a round frozen fruit juice ice ball topped with Stateside vodka (from Philly, of all places - and it's really good) with a lime garnish. The bartenders are always creating new cocktails and I get to be the 'tester.' Puffed a little wackie-tabacki too.

    So here we go again with the Willamette claiming another victim. There's another idea, Jonny - we could make a score card next year for various bodies of water that keep 'mysteriously' killing people.

    Another garbage truck is out of service due to fire.

    Authorities gotta scratch their heads in wonder at another pile of scrap metal burning ...

    New Zealand's 'unusual' earthquake raises complex questions

    The question remains, why did the earthquake start small and get larger?

    A question is whether the faults represent a mixture of strike-slip and thrust faults, or a population of variably oblique-slip faults; another question is whether the fault surface traces are linked to form a large fault at depth.

    Although this earthquake was not as slow as some 'tsunami earthquakes', this may imply rupture in a weak, low rigidity fault zone (e.g., Bilek and Lay). The earthquake occurred in continental crust, but near a transition from continental transpression on the South Island to westward subduction underneath the east coast North Island. [more]

    [oh, by the way, Descartes was a whack-job]

    Massive sinkhole opens up on highway and swallows 5 cars in Algeria

    Large sinkhole swallows car in Newcastle, Australia

    Saturday, 19 November 2016
    The Amazon as a positive feedback

    Rates of Hothouse Gas Accumulation Continue to Spike as the Amazon Rainforest Bleeds Carbon

    Everyone in the Deep State is threatened by the Trump Presidency

    Fear and Loathing Inside The Deep State

    Dmitry Orlov on Trump presidency

    Dmitry Orlov: Trump, Financial Crisis and the New Cold War

    [here's an hour long radio program with interview]
    Climate Chaos Worse than the COP22 is Letting on: Conversations with Guy McPherson, Cory Morningstar and Dahr Jamail

    Octopus in the parking garage is climate change’s canary in the coal mine

    [part 2 to follow]


  2. Suspected great white shark makes rare appearance in Oregon river

    "It was almost as big as our boat," Robb told KGW-TV. "Once we saw that we got the heck out of dodge." [more]

    Global warming took a gargantuan bite out of Arctic sea ice

    America’s TV meteorologists: Symptoms of climate change are rampant, undeniable

    Chile battles raging wildfires fueled by heat wave, winds

    [gotta take the wife to the airport - headin' for CA for 10 days]


  3. Maybe she'll find time to visit some of the many charred pallet yards that California offers now!

  4. or check out the sights and smells of seals washing up and decomposing on the beach somewhere, view the 62 million MORE dead trees add to the list in just a year, or experience an

    'Not another way': DAPL developer refuses to consider options to reroute pipeline

    Heavy snow, blizzard conditions snarl traffic across midwestern U.S.

    Pair of Arctic Storms Sparked Severe Polar Warming, Sea Ice Melt for November 2016

    Folks — we’re in a climate emergency. Tell everyone you know. — Eric Holthaus
    There are weather and climate records, and then there are truly exceptional events that leave all others in the dust. Such has been the case across Earth’s high latitudes during this last quarter of 2016… — Bob Henson at WeatherUnderground
    Global warming doesn’t care about the election. — Dr Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS

    [ever late to the party, Robert may be starting to rethink his position]


  5. Dead humpback whale found near Klemtu, British Columbia

    A fish farming company is reporting that a humpback whale was found dead this week, after being entangled in an anchor support line at one of its empty fish farms in Sheep Passage near Klemtu, B.C. [more]

    Large sinkhole opens up outside house in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania

    The family says that massive hole opened within minutes on Saturday night, swallowing up most of their backyard. They worry the hole could widen and take their home.

    On Saturday night, Tracey Quick and her husband heard odd noises coming from the backyard of their home on Park Place Road near Mahanoy City. Then they heard louder noises coming from the home.

    "It started cracking. The whole house sounded like it was going to go. It was horrible," she said.

    The hole is about 40 feet wide and at least 30 feet deep.

    Sinkhole opens up in driveway of home in Toronto

    Mysterious three sun phenomenon awes Russia’s North during polar vortex

    Indian Economy Grinds To A Halt After Cash-Ban: "Faith In System Shaken"


  6. Record snowfall of 11 feet at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia

    Record November snowfall of 43 inches in Xinjiang, China

    [as usual, SOTT thinks these constitute evidence of their 'mini-Ice-Age' agenda; here's the real deal]

    “Crazy Cryosphere: Record Low Sea Ice, An Overheated Arctic, and a Snowbound Eurasia”

    “There are weather and climate records, and then there are truly exceptional events that leave all others in the dust. Such has been the case across Earth’s high latitudes during this last quarter of 2016, on track to be the planet’s warmest year on record. Sea ice extent and area have both plummeted to record lows for this time of year in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Such dramatic losses rarely occur at the same time, which means that the global total of sea ice coverage is phenomenally low for this time of year. The weirdness extends to midlatitudes: North America as well as the Arctic have been bathed in unusual mildness over the last several weeks, while Eurasia deals with a vast zone of above-average snowfall and below-average temperatures. Let’s look at each of these to see what’s up and where they may (or may not) be related.” [more; hat tip wili from RScribbler's blog]


  7. I tried the uber app, but it's not accepting my payment info, and my wife's flying and can't help, so I guess i'm driving - out solo tonight, so I'll have to be cool, like 'Donny Driving School' on the way home (gotta be in by 1 a.m. to hear Star's End from 1 - 6, space music).

    6 injured in Texas State U. charter bus crash

    Three charter buses taking Texas State University football players to New Mexico State University for a football game were involved in a multivehicle accident Saturday on Interstate 10 near Vinton, Texas, officials say. [more]

    Parallel Worlds exist and interact with our world, Physicists say

    Mathematician claims one in 500 chance of extinction next year

    Dr Fergus Simpson, a mathematician at the University of Barcelona's Institute of Cosmos Sciences, said there was a 0.2 per cent chance of a "global catastrophe" occurring in any given year over the course of the 21st Century.

    "Our key conclusion is that the annual risk of global catastrophe currently exceeds 0.2 per cent," Dr Simpson wrote in an academic paper called Apocalypse Now? Reviving the Doomsday Argument, accessed through Cornell University's online library. [more]

    [another guy with no clue as to how fast collapse and extinction can happen]

    Army investigating soldier's death at Fort Bragg barracks in North Carolina

    The Army said in a release Friday that Winchester was a biomedical equipment specialist. [more]

    A deer broke into a fur company's office, trashed it, jumped on a refrigerator, and escaped

    A large buck stormed a family-owned fur company in Willmar, Minnesota, with a warehouse full of deer hides being tanned for local hunters. Scott Johnson of Johnson Fur was in his office when an employee called his name. As he stood up, the deer appeared around the corner, running at full speed.
    After slamming Johnson in the stomach with his antlers — the furrier got away with a little light bruising — the deer rampaged through the office, leaping over tables and sending paperwork flying across the floor. At one point, the buck even jumped onto a refrigerator.
    "He proceeded to make mischief of it," Johnson said. "He kind of tore the place apart." Then, with the Johnsons' terrier nipping at his heels, the deer ran back out the door and into the wild. The Johnsons speculate the buck was looking for a mate and got confused by the smell of the deer hides.
    Maybe. Or maybe the revolution has begun!


  8. It was ridiculous, Jonny. Techno/EDM - Wax Future (check it out on sound cloud or youtube) wall and floor shaking bass - place was packed, everybody dancin'. Gyad, psychedelic covers of songs, lots of originals, the kids loved it. Me too. i'm a big proponent of "dance where you are" and practice it regularly when out at the club.

    See ya tomorrow, Jonny.