Thursday, January 19, 2017

Event Update For 2017-01-18





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

2017-01-18 - Two people found dead in burning SUV at 7:23 AM near canal in coastal Naples (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34301596/investigation-continues-into-fatal-collier-county-car-fire
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34286149/death-investigation-underway-in-naples
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/34295035/authorities-say-2-bodies-found-in-burned-out-vehicle
http://www.winknews.com/2017/01/18/death-investigation-underway-following-car-fire-in-naples/
http://charlottecountycares.com/death-investigation-underway-at-scene-of-naples-vehicle-fire/
http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/01/18/ccso-conducting-death-investigation-following-estates-car-fire/96711138/
http://www.winknews.com/2017/01/19/answers-elusive-after-deadly-discovery-in-collier-car-fire/
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/winknews/821721982148497408
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/NBC2/821791922394013697
http://www.wow.com/video/5880400a1c689973d4f3515c

Quote: "It's parked at the end of the street. It looks like it's parked at the end of the street and just burst into flames."

Quote: "The burned car was towed from the area near a canal at the end of the street shortly before 4 p.m."

2017-01-18 - Woman, 63, musician, found dead in burned-out car near her home in coastal Saquarema (Brazil):
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38681413
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/la-lambada-singer-found-dead-9655948
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/showbiz/article/lambada-singer-found-dead-in-brazil

Quote: "Loalwa Braz, the Brazilian singer best known for the 1980s hit Lambada, has been found dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil. Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown. The singer, who was 63, was discovered close to her home in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro state."

2017-01-18 - Oil tank battery explodes and burns, SUV and occupant incinerated, near Waukomis (Oklahoma), 1 killed:
http://www.newson6.com/story/34293949/garfield-co-sheriffs-office-investigating-fatal-explosion-near-waukomis
http://www.news9.com/story/34293949/garfield-co-sheriffs-office-investigating-fatal-explosion-near-waukomis
http://www.enidnews.com/news/massive-explosion-at-oil-tank-battery-west-of-waukomis-kills/article_b630249e-dde0-11e6-99a4-1704f086bebf.html
http://www.enidnews.com/news/breaking-explosion-reported-at-tank-battery-site-west-of-waukomis/article_b630249e-dde0-11e6-99a4-1704f086bebf.html

Quote: "The unidentifiable victim was found inside a charred SUV and everything had been burned."

2017-01-18 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://fox59.com/2017/01/18/ifd-ipl-respond-after-explosion-involving-manhole-cover-reported-downtown/
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/locking-covers-prevent-injuries-during-manhole-explosion-in-downtown-indy

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart, fire spreads to van, in Lake Geneva (Wisconsin), blind dog rescued:
http://www.cbs58.com/story/34302220/blind-dog-rescued-from-car-fire-in-walmart-parking-lot
http://journaltimes.com/news/local/dog-rescued-from-vehicle-fire-in-lake-geneva/article_a1551543-febd-5072-9285-6f546fcf3088.html
http://www.wxow.com/story/34294261/2017/01/19/trapped-dog-rescued-from-van-that-caught-fire-in-lake-geneva
http://www.cbs58.com/story/34294002/dog-pulled-from-burning-van-at-lake-geneva-walmart
http://www.waow.com/story/34296825/trapped-dog-rescued-from-van-that-caught-fire-in-lake-geneva
http://www.wisn.com/article/blind-dog-pulled-from-fire-revived/8617731
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/WKOW/822047000787058688

Note: This dog was lucky someone saw this fire and was able to save it. Children have burned to death in cars in recent times because parents ran inside a home or store or whatever for 'just a minute'. Well, that's all it takes to kill someone trapped in a burning car, and now that cars are randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, it's extremely risky to leave any living being inside a car, even for a minute. It's also risky to park cars near your residence, since they're going up in flames regularly while parked too, and even if you survive that, you could easily lose your home and everything in it, as many people have...

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Park Hills (Missouri):
http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-blaze/article_992b3a01-17f0-5ab5-ad05-449532a23739.html

Quote: "The initial call was of a car fire, and then amended to a car on fire in a garage. By the time the first firefighters arrived the building was ablaze."




2017-01-18 - Mobile home destroyed by explosion and fire in Garden City (Idaho), near the Boise River, nobody there:
http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/crews-responding-to-trailer-fire-in-garden-city/387147429

Note: This is the 25th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-01-18 - Fishing boat destroyed by fire in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2017/01/new_orleans_firefighters_hit_t.html
http://todaynewsheadlines.online/news/new-orleans-firefighters-hit-the-water-to-aid-sinking-burning-boat

Quote: "New Orleans firefighters boarded a fireboat Wednesday (Jan. 18) to help drown out flames consuming the dry portions of a commercial fishing boat, which was partially sunken into the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, fire officials said. Shortly after 11 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard requested help from the New Orleans Fire Department in battling the blaze."

2017-01-18 - Tour boat bursts into flame on the Nile River in Aswan (Egypt):
http://www.arabtoday.net/639/aswan-tourist-boat-fire-extinguished-175439

Note: These are the 41st and 42nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-01-18 - School bus bursts into flame near Territorial Road and Brockton Lane in Osseo (Minnesota):
http://kstp.com/news/osseo-area-school-district-bus-caught-fire-students-got-off-the-bus/4374868/
http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/S4374895.shtml

Note: This is the 9th school bus to burn in 2017 and this is the 59th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-01-18 - Tour bus for the Eli Young Band bursts into flame at 11:45 PM while parked near Topeka (Kansas):
http://cjonline.com/news/local/2017-01-18/video-eli-young-band-s-tour-bus-destroyed-fire-early-wednesday-turnpike-east
http://www.cmt.com/news/1775768/details-on-eli-young-bands-bus-fire-in-kansas/
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/01/18/eli-young-bands-tour-bus-catches-fire.html
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/7661638/eli-young-band-tour-bus-fire
http://www.kjrh.com/entertainment/eli-young-band-bus-catches-fire-in-topeka-band-to-play-in-tulsa-february-4-at-cains-ballroom
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Eli-Young-Band-s-bus-and-trailer-catches-fire-in-10865501.php
http://www.cmt.com/news/1775768/details-on-eli-young-bands-bus-fire-in-kansas/
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/eli-young-bands-bus-catches-fire-near-topeka
http://www.newson6.com/story/34286798/eli-young-band-loses-tour-bus-in-fire
http://kfor.com/2017/01/18/eli-young-bands-bus-catches-fire-in-kansas/
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article127223364.html
http://www.instagram.com/p/BPZXisGhxmd/

Quote: "The bus, which Deibert estimated was worth several hundred thousand dollars, was a 'complete loss.'"

Note: This is the 60th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-01-18 - Two car-haulers go up in flames at 2:21 AM while parked at auto dealership in Travis (New York), near the coast:
http://www.silive.com/westshore/index.ssf/2017/01/vehicle_fire_doused_in_front_o.html
http://www.staten-island-new-york.info/vehicle-fire-doused-in-front-of-car-dealership-in-travis.html

Quote: "Emergency radio communications indicated that the fire involved two trucks loaded with cars at the dealership near the West Shore Expressway and Victory Boulevard."

Note: These are the 4th and 5th car-haulers to burn in 2017. This is also the first fire involving multiple car-haulers. The record for most car-haulers to burn in one day is three, and that's happened a few times, but they were always separate incidents...

2017-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-71 in Cincinnati (Ohio):
http://local12.com/news/local/semi-truck-fire-shuts-down-nb-i-71-just-before-red-bank-exit
http://www.fox19.com/story/34284374/semi-fire-closes-nb-i-71-at-red-bank-road
http://latestnewsheadlines.ddns.net/news/semi-fire-closes-nb-i71-at-red-bank-road
http://www.cleveland19.com/story/34284374/semi-fire-closes-nb-i-71-at-red-bank-road

Note: And I-71 had just reopened at 10 PM Tuesday from another big rig fire on I-71 near Mansfield (Ohio), mentioned in the 2017-01-17 update. Eventually things will be so bad that before they can clear one vehicle fire, another vehicle will have ignited...

2017-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-44 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://kfor.com/2017/01/18/semi-truck-fire-causing-delays-along-westbound-i-44/
http://okcfox.com/news/local/semi-fire-causes-traffic-delays-along-i-44
http://www.koco.com/article/crews-on-scene-of-semi-truck-fire-in-northwest-oklahoma-city/8611706
http://www.news9.com/story/34290321/okc-firefighters-douse-semi-fire-before-it-could-spread-to-charcoal-filled-trailer
http://www.navbug.com/article227560237/semi_fire_blocks_most_of_nb_i_71_at_ridge_avenue.htm
http://www.navbug.com/article227747000/semi_truck_fire_causing_delays_along_westbound_i_44.htm
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/OKCFOX/821798293231587328
http://newsok.com/article/5534763

2017-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on West 53rd Street in coastal Savannah (Georgia):
http://savannahnow.com/crime-courts-news/2017-01-18/savannah-fire-extinguishes-tractor-trailer-fire

2017-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Bowling Green (Ohio):
http://www.sent-trib.com/news/semitrailer-destroyed-in-fire/article_9b15e3a4-dcc0-11e6-bab7-634329cb001f.html

2017-01-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 11 near Craik (Canada):
http://www.620ckrm.com/2017/01/18/craik-rcmp-block-highway-11-briefly-after-semi-tractor-fire/
http://cjme.com/article/1109217/semi-tractor-fire-blocks-highway-traffic
http://www.navbug.com/article227794499/craik_rcmp_block_highway_11_briefly_after_semi_tractor_fire.htm

Note: These are the 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd and 103rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-01-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at 5 AM at school in Chappaqua (New York):
http://pleasantville.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/firefighters-put-out-blaze-in-downtown-chappaqua/696810/

2017-01-18 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame on North Albany Road in Albany (New York):
http://democratherald.com/corvallis/news/local/street-sweeper-fire-closes-north-albany-road/article_b80e4cda-8cf5-5245-8432-f0a729be552c.html
http://democratherald.com/albany/city-truck-catches-fire-on-north-albany-road/article_377c9cb7-4fba-51d0-8704-27d4d86716c4.html
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/street-sweeper-fire-closes-north-albany-road/article_052b9e0f-d20e-5903-ad57-f56824dd3b56.html
http://lebanon-express.com/corvallis/news/local/street-sweeper-fire-closes-north-albany-road/article_de4d5270-a725-56d6-9363-e3cd1bd688b3.html

2017-01-18 - Truck bursts into flame en route to the David Owsley Museum of Art in Muncie (Indiana):
http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2017/01/news-doma-art-fire

2017-01-18 - Truck bursts into flame on US 131 in Wexford County (Michigan):
http://www.minews26.com/content/?p=48732

2017-01-18 - Van bursts into flame on Highway 347 near Maricopa (Arizona):
http://www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/commute-snared-by-signal-malfunction-van-on-fire/article_7e2b75b3-d6cd-59a1-93d2-ae175c67f82d.html

2017-01-18 - Minivan bursts into flame near gas station near Caputa (South Dakota):
http://www.newscenter1.tv/story/34303582/family-escapes-car-fire-near-caputa-no-injuries

2017-01-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Craig (Colorado):
http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2017/jan/18/flames-completely-engulf-small-truck-craig/

2017-01-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 26 near Scottsbluff (Nebraska):
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/truck-damaged-by-fire/article_1de59e78-8c2f-5713-892d-a70541ee8fa6.html

2017-01-18 - Two cars destroyed by fire before 7:30 AM while parked at home in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):
http://www.fox4now.com/news/two-vehicles-destroyed-by-fire-in-cape-coral-driveway

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 in coastal Shoreline (Washington):
http://patch.com/washington/shoreline/car-fire-blocking-northbound-i-5-shoreline

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near Wildwood (Florida):
http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170119/motorists-escape-vehicle-fire-in-wildwood

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-35 near San Marcos (Texas):
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/news/car-fire-stalls-traffic

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at 4:42 AM on Mt. Vernon Drive in Kambah (Australia):
http://www.ewn.com.au/alerts/caution-car-fire-kambah-act-307651.weather

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on the Calder Freeway near Derby (Australia):
http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4413044/late-night-car-blaze/

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at clinic in Nelspruit (South Africa):
http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2017/01/19/owners-report-fires-fords/
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2017/01/18/BREAKING-Woman-has-narrow-escape-as-Figo-catches-fire-in-Nelspruit
http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/watch-ford-figo-on-fire-outside-nelspruit-hospital-20170118
http://ewn.co.za/2017/01/18/ford-figo-goes-up-in-flames-in-nelspruit

2017-01-18 - Taxi bursts into flame on Woodlands Avenue in coastal Singapore:
http://www.stomp.com.sg/singapore-seen/singapore/smrt-taxi-consumed-by-intense-fire-which-melted-its-glass-at-woodlands

2017-01-18 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at office in Hyderabad (India):
http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2017-01-18/Hyderabad-Car-catches-fire-in-BSNL-Office-no-one-injured/274242

Quote: "A fire accident reportedly took place in the BSNL office near GHMC building in Hyderabad. Sources inform that a parked car caught fire all of a sudden causing a lot of panic amongst the people in the building. Fire fighters were immediately alerted and were rushed in to the spot to put off the fire with the fire extinguishers. No one suffered injuries in the incident but two cars were completely burnt."

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame near the National Disaster Management Authority in New Delhi (India):
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhubaneswar/suparno-wife-narrowly-escapes-car-fire.html

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on Dunham Road in Northwich (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-on-fire-in-northwich_18-01-2017_15-34-51

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on Wilmore Road in Sinfin (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/incident-along-wilmore-road-sinfin/story-30069449-detail/story.html
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/aftermath-of-burned-out-car-in-wilmore-road-near-rolls-royce-which-closed-road/story-30070653-detail/story.html
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/explosion-heard-during-dramatic-car-fire-outside-rolls-royce-in-wilmore-road-sinfin/story-30069519-detail/story.html

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on Mendip Road in Rooksbridge, Axbridge (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=39401&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at 4:28 AM on the A377 near Crediton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=39397&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 near Boreham (Britain):
http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6463/
http://www.uknews.ws/news/vehicle-fire-is-causes-long-delays-on-the-a12
http://www.newsdump.co.uk/news/vehicle-fire-is-causes-long-delays-on-the-a12
http://www.essexlive.news/a12-blocked-at-boreham-after-vehicle-fire/story-30068633-detail/story.html
http://www.coastalscene24.co.uk/news/delays_on_a12_near_boreham_after_firefighters_tackle_car_on_fire_1_4854512

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at 1:36 AM on Folkestone Street in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Folkestone Street, Sculcoates Lane, Hull. Wed 18 Jan 2017 01:36 (No:01336) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:47 PM on Wroot Road in Epworth (Britain), near the coast:
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Wroot Road, Epworth. Wed 18 Jan 2017 23:47 (No:01416) Car fire. One BA and one hose reel in use."

2017-01-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A6108 between Leyburn and Catterick Garrison (Britain):
http://www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/road-closed-leyburn-catterick-garrison-vehicle-fire/

2017-01-18 - Snowmobile bursts into flame near Crookston (Minnesota):
http://www.crookstontimes.com/news/20170119/crookston-firefighters-called-to-snowmobile-fire-wednesday-it-was-lost-cause-by-time-they-arrived

2017-01-18 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 11:20 PM near the Whitethorn Junction in Whitethorn (California):
http://kymkemp.com/2017/01/18/rv-on-fire-at-the-whitethorn-junction-and-we-talk-about-heroes/
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/chpwatch/2017/jan/18/00209/

2017-01-18 - Pickup truck, vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Ashburnham (Massachusetts):
http://www.telegram.com/news/20170118/10-family-members-escape-ashburnham-fire
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_30732624/firefighters-work-over-an-hour-battling-blaze-at

2017-01-18 - Barn destroyed by fire in Ashley, Tiverton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=39407&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2017-01-18 - Wildfire rages near Bathurst (Australia), emergency declared:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20170118-56806-AUS

Quote: "A bushfire burning north-west of Bathurst has increased in size and has now been declared a 'bushfire emergency'. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has invoked Section 44 of the Rural Fires Act 1997 in order to declare the emergency."

2017-01-18 - Gas station damaged by fire on Spring Road in Shermansdale (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/01/crews_respond_to_2-alarm_fire_4.html
http://abc27.com/2017/01/18/crews-on-scene-of-two-alarm-fire-at-shermans-dale-gas-station/
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/fire-crews-called-to-shermans-dale-convenience-store/article_cd9a4473-f788-5021-af3a-b6d79806a81f.html

2017-01-18 - Pool house destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Sand Springs (Oklahoma):
http://ktul.com/news/local/sand-springs-building-total-loss-after-fire

2017-01-18 - Fiberglass plant destroyed by fire in Warren (Minnesota), evacuations ensue:
http://www.crookstontimes.com/news/20170119/blaze-destroys-nordic-fiberglass-in-warren
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4201841-fire-nordic-fiberglass-plant-warren-minn-evacuates-residents
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/4201912-warren-minn-residents-return-home-after-nordic-fiberglass-fire-triggers-evacuation
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4201900-report-no-one-injured-nordic-fiberglass-fire
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/01/19/fireberglass-fire-marshall-county/

2017-01-18 - Storage building destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Hudson (New York), nobody there:
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/fire-at-an-abandoned-building-in-hudson
http://www.registerstar.com/news/article_f45a4cd0-dd87-11e6-bf4f-239a7f0501e5.html

Quote: "Residents in nearby apartments had to evacuate when the fire started early Wednesday morning. Crews on scene tell us the building was being used for storage."

2017-01-18 - Cotton factory and surrounding shops destroyed by huge fire in Lahore (Pakistan):
http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/371101-Lahore-Massive-fire-gutted-cotton-godown

2017-01-18 - Garment factory destroyed by massive fire in coastal Nadi (Fiji Islands):
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/01/fiji-garment-factory-engulfed-in-flames.html

2017-01-18 - Garage goes up in flames at 5:40 AM at home in Brainerd (Minnesota):
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4201640-brainerd-fire-responds-garage-fire

2017-01-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Manor (Texas):
http://keyetv.com/news/local/fire-damages-manor-home

2017-01-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Sonoma Valley (California), dog injured, nobody there:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6560721-181/dog-sent-to-animal-hospital

2017-01-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:40 AM in Henderson (Nevada), 1 injured:
http://news3lv.com/news/local/henderson-house-fire-sends-71-year-old-woman-to-hospital-in-serious-condition

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a medical assistance call at 2:40 a.m., but discovered the 2-story townhome was on fire."

2017-01-18 - Home destroyed by fire at midnight in Evansville (Indiana), nobody there:
http://www.14news.com/story/34285199/evansville-home-destroyed-by-fire

2017-01-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal San Jose (California), 4 injured:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/18/four-injured-in-san-jose-condominium-fire/

2017-01-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive blaze in Houston (Texas):
http://abc13.com/news/firefighters-battling-blaze-in-nw-harris-co-apartment-complex/1709322/

2017-01-18 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/01/18/sheraden-high-rise-fire-sends-1-person-to-hospital/
http://www.wtae.com/article/fire-breaks-out-inside-of-sheraden-high-rise-apartment-building/8614392
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/WTAE/822021639453831168

2017-01-18 - Motel damaged by fire just after 2 AM in Columbia (South Carolina):
http://www.wistv.com/story/34284635/early-morning-fire-at-columbia-motel-under-investigation

2017-01-18 - Deadly fire burns home on Glenwood Springs Drive in Glenwood (Maryland), 1 killed:
http://www.wbaltv.com/article/1-dead-after-house-fire-in-howard-county/8611932
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ho-fatal-fire-20170118-story.html
http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/1-found-dead-in-howard-county-home-fire

2017-01-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Little Ferry (New Jersey), 1 killed:
http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2017/01/man_found_dead_in_little_ferry_house_fire.html

2017-01-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Ward Street in Hot Springs (Arkansas), 2 killed:
http://katv.com/news/local/two-victims-found-dead-at-hot-springs-fire
http://www.thv11.com/news/local/hot-springs-apartment-fire-leaves-two-dead/388334030
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/34296363/2-found-dead-after-apartment-fire-in-hot-springs

2017-01-18 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Madison County (Alabama):
http://whnt.com/2017/01/18/vacant-mobile-home-is-found-ablaze-cause-not-yet-determined/

2017-01-18 - Vacant home burns in Lubbock (Texas):
http://www.newswest9.com/story/34290882/lfr-fights-fire-in-abandoned-house-at-46th-university
http://www.kait8.com/story/34290882/lfr-fights-fire-in-abandoned-house-at-46th-university
http://www.kcbd.com/story/34290882/lfr-fights-fire-in-abandoned-house-at-46th-university

2017-01-18 - Vacant home burns at 7:06 AM in Lima (Ohio):
http://limaohio.com/news/225465/two-alarm-fire-devours-vacant-house-in-lima
http://www.hometownstations.com/story/34280041/fire-breaks-out-in-lima-home
http://www.wopular.com/two-alarm-fire-devours-vacant-house-lima

2017-01-18 - Vacant home burns in Port Huron (Michigan), near the St. Clair River:
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/2017/01/17/flames-visible-port-huron-structure-fire/96695748/

2017-01-18 - Vacant home destroyed by huge fire at 3:15 AM in Whitehaven (Tennessee):
http://wreg.com/2017/01/18/firefighters-battle-huge-house-fire-in-whitehaven/

2017-01-18 - Vacant multi-family home burns at 11:30 PM in Severn (Maryland):
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-fire-mobile-home-park-0118-20170118-story.html




2017-01-18 - Pelicans sickening and dying in Cofee Pot Bayou in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):
http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/229698314-story
http://patch.com/florida/stpete/pelican-deaths-under-investigation-st-pete
http://wfla.com/2017/01/17/wildlife-officials-whats-killing-pelicans-in-st-pete/
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/a-st-petersburg-mystery-why-are-pelicans-dying-at-riviera-bay-and-coffee/2309792

Quote: "They are the symbol for the City of St. Petersburg – and this week dozens of pelicans have mysteriously died at Coffee Pot Bayou. St. Pete says their most recent testing of the water shows excellent quality – and they’re working with biologists at Ekerd college, USF St. Pete and an independent firm to solve what’s behind the deaths."

Quote: "St. Petersburg officials say the incident is unrelated to a fish kill and several sickened birds found in another part of the county last week."

Note: Definitely related by timeframe, geographic location and the atmosphere...

2017-01-18 - Baby gray whale washes ashore dead near Main Beach in coastal Laguna (California):
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/whale-741395-beach-dead.html
http://www.sott.net/article/339971-Young-gray-whale-found-dead-north-of-Main-Beach-in-Laguna-California

2017-01-18 - Fish dying in the River Liffey near Naas (Ireland):
http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/news/231190/fish-kill-in-liffey-near-naas.html




2017-01-18 - Man and woman, 26 and 20, found dead in submerged car in Bear Creek in Evergreen (Colorado):
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/01/19/2-found-dead-inside-car-pulled-from-creek-identified/
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/01/18/2-people-dead-in-car-found-in-creek/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/18/2-people-found-dead-in-submerged-car-in-evergreen-/
http://kdvr.com/2017/01/18/2-people-dead-in-vehicle-found-in-bear-creek/
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/01/18/co-car-in-creek-2-dead/

2017-01-18 - Couple found dead at home in Anderson County (Texas):
http://www.kltv.com/story/34300421/anderson-county-investigating-after-couple-found-dead

2017-01-18 - Two brothers, 22 and 24, found dead in lake in Chandiwali area in coastal Mumbai (India):
http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/bodies-of-brothers-who-drowned-in-powai-lake-found/articleshow/56647249.cms




2017-01-18 - Man, 34, Coast Guardsman, falls unconscious and dies in coastal Yorktown (Virginia):
http://www.13newsnow.com/news/local/coast-guardsman-dies-while-attending-training-in-yorktown/388314414
http://wtkr.com/2017/01/19/coast-guardsman-dies-at-yorktown-training-facility/
http://wavy.com/2017/01/19/coast-guardsman-attending-yorktown-training-center-dies/

Quote: "A Coast Guardsman died Monday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. The Astoria, Oregon-based man, Lt. j.g. Devin J. Hepner, 34, of Logan, Utah, was found unresponsive in his barracks room Monday morning. He was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he later died."

2017-01-18 - Woman in her 30s found dead in the water on the Na Pali Coast (Hawaii):
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/01/19/breaking-news/id-sought-for-womans-body-found-off-na-pali-coast/
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/body-found-in-waters-off-na-pali-coast/article_0c8c58d8-dedd-11e6-a749-57ec6ea40709.html

2017-01-18 - Person found dead at beach in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/body-found-on-miami-beach-shore/

2017-01-18 - Person found dead in Lake Wedowee (Alabama), empty 'ghost boat' found first:
http://www.wvtm13.com/article/body-found-near-boat-ramp-to-lake-wedowee/8610676

Quote: "Clay County rescue had been searching the lake Tuesday evening after a boat was found floating in the lake unmanned. Authorities searched the boat and found a wallet with identification."

2017-01-18 - Man, 28, found dead near Elk’s Lodge in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):
http://wbtw.com/2017/01/19/body-found-in-myrtle-beach-woods-near-27th-ave-n/
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/crime/article127455189.html
http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/34299584/myrtle-beach-police-investigate-body-found-in-wooded-area
http://wpde.com/news/local/myrtle-beach-police-investigating-man-found-dead-in-wooded-area

2017-01-18 - Man, 32, slumps over dead in car at Union Lake Trail and Dalton Avenue in Webster Township (Minnesota):
http://kdhlradio.com/deceased-man-found-in-vehicle-in-rice-county/
https://sunthisweek.com/2017/01/19/lakeville-man-found-dead-inside-car/
http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_63f30576-a0dc-598e-8a7c-08dc304f9733.html
http://kymnradio.net/2017/01/19/body-found-vehicle-webster-twnshp-identified-support-fire-facility-questions-still-remain-scriven-trades-posse-planes-brighter-side-shines-various-corners-nfld/

2017-01-18 - Man in his 40s found dead in irrigation canal in Tonopah (Arizona):
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-central-southern-az/other/body-found-in-tonopah-field
http://www.westernfreepress.com/2017/01/18/body-found-in-tonopah-field/

2017-01-18 - Man drops dead at homeless camp near Colorado Springs (Colorado):
http://gazette.com/id-released-for-man-found-dead-in-homeless-camp/article/1594621

2017-01-18 - Man, university professor, drops dead at home in Troy (Alabama):
http://www.troymessenger.com/2017/01/19/troy-university-professor-found-dead/

2017-01-18 - Woman, 44, found dead in the Clark Fork River in Missoula (Montana):
http://missoulian.com/news/local/sheriff-s-office-identifies-woman-found-dead-in-clark-fork/article_60c0e20f-3a21-5c2a-90b9-85022e41f8e9.html

2017-01-18 - Boy, 15, found dead along I-395 in Killingly (Connecticut):
http://wtnh.com/2017/01/19/15-year-old-boy-found-dead-along-i-395-in-killingly/
http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-killingly-teen-death-0120-20170119-story.html
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20170119/police-identify-teen-whose-body-was-found-along-i-395
http://patch.com/connecticut/mansfield/teen-found-dead-stretch-eastern-connecticut-highway-state-police
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teen-Found-Dead-on-Side-of-I-395--411179295.html

2017-01-18 - Woman, 43, drops dead at 4:11 AM at home in Bristol (Connecticut):
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Investigating-Untimely-Death-in-Bristol-411100825.html

Quote: "Police are investigating the untimely death of a 43-year-old woman found in Bristol on Wednesday. The woman's live-in boyfriend called police at 4:11 a.m. saying his girlfriend was unresponsive in their apartment on 92 Main Street."

2017-01-18 - Person found dead near Bawcon Road in Muldrow (Oklahoma):
http://5newsonline.com/2017/01/18/investigation-underway-after-body-found-in-muldrow/

2017-01-18 - Man goes out on kayak, next seen dead in Lake Rotorua (New Zealand):
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/emergency/missing-kayakers-body-found-in-lake-rotorua/
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/322648/kayaker's-body-found-in-lake-rotorua
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/88554832/body-found-in-lake-rotorua
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11784559

2017-01-18 - Man, 47, found dead at beach near Gouves (Greece):
http://www.chaniapost.eu/2017/01/19/missing-man-found-dead-at-gouves/

2017-01-18 - Man drops dead before 5:30 AM at park near Hanover Way in Windsor (Britain):
http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15034875.Death_of_man_in_park_at_Hanover_way_is_unexplained_but_not_suspicious/

2017-01-18 - Girl, 8, drops dead in school near coastal London (Britain):
http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/19/mothers-heartbreak-after-daughter-8-collapses-in-classroom-and-dies-6390426/

2017-01-18 - Man, 43, found dead near Beechtree Lane in Lymm (Britain):
http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2017/01/18/body-found-in-search-for-missing-warrington-dad/
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15031934.Body_found_in_search_for_missing_dad_of_four/

2017-01-18 - Man, 30, found dead in Burrator Reservoir near Dartmoor (Britain):
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/body-of-missing-man-found-by-police-divers-in-burrator-reservoir/story-30068857-detail/story.html

2017-01-18 - Man found dead in Chipstead Lake near Sevenoaks (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sevenoaks/news/mans-body-found-in-lake-119115/
http://www.kentlive.news/a-man-has-been-found-dead-in-chipstead-lake-near-sevenoaks/story-30068775-detail/story.html




2017-01-18 - Man has seizure, SUV slams into building, in Conover (North Carolina), 1 injured:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/suv-smashes-through-farm-bureau-building-in-conover/485444670
http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/fire-chief-hailed-hero-after-medical-emergency/387198016
http://www.columbiachronicle.com/article_cf37c977-09b4-5ea9-a042-7ecdd68b0279.html
http://www.wral.com/conover-fire-chief-rescues-2-after-car-crashes-into-building/16445222/
http://www.wect.com/story/34290012/conover-fire-chief-rescues-2-after-car-crashes-into-building
http://www.wcti12.com/news/state/conover-fire-chief-rescues-2-after-car-crashes-into-building/276835713

Quote: "Eyewitnesses said the driver had a seizure and still had his foot on the gas and the SUV was running despite the crash."

2017-01-18 - Man, 45, goes into cardiac arrest, pickup crashes into ditch, in Ottawa (Canada), 1 injured:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/crash-meadowlands-cardiac-arrest-1.3940585

Note: People still drive near ditches? Or at all?!

2017-01-18 - Small plane crashes in Lake Hughes (California), 1 killed:
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170118/pilot-dead-in-wreckage-of-torrance-bound-plane-found-in-lake-hughes
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/01/18/wreckage-of-missing-plane-spotted-in-angeles-national-forest/
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-body-plane-wreckage-found-angeles-national-forest-20170118-story.html
http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/missing-local-pilot-reportedly-found-dead-among-wreckage/article_26d4018c-ddc5-11e6-9f59-83a6ec3a629a.html
http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article127264944.html

2017-01-18 - Helicopter crashes at airport in Savoy (Illinois):
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/crews-respond-to-helicopter-crash/642176236
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-01-18/update-no-one-hurt-helicopter-crash-willard-airport.html

2017-01-18 - Three buses and a tractor trailer crash, on London Road in Epping (Britain), 6 injured:
http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6462/
http://www.newsdump.co.uk/news/six-in-hospital-after-crash-between-three-buses-and-lorry
http://www.essexlive.news/thornwood-crash-involving-two-buses-and-hgv-closes-road/story-30067818-detail/story.html
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15034387.Six_in_hospital_after_crash_between_three_buses_and_lorry/

2017-01-18 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge just before midnight, plunges into canal, on River Road in Brunswick County (North Carolina):
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/34294619/tractor-trailer-crashes-off-bridge-road-closed-for-several-hours
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/01/19/accident-involving-tractor-trailer-on-river-road/

Quote: "An 18-wheeler crashed into a canal in Brunswick County late Wednesday night. According to Southport Fire Chief Todd Coring, the tractor-trailer ran off a bridge just before midnight on River Road at the entrance of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant."

2017-01-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi, near Cameron (Wisconsin), 1 killed:
http://www.apg-wi.com/rice_lake_chronotype/news/top_stories/updated-ladysmith-man-killed-in-crash-with-semi/article_b1f37962-dd95-11e6-ba1c-bba7a14281a7.html

2017-01-18 - Car slams into semi at 4 AM, on I-10 in Claremont (California), 2 killed:
http://abc7.com/news/2-killed-when-car-slams-into-back-of-semi-truck-in-claremont/1708209/

2017-01-18 - Three cars crash, two burst into flame, in coastal Naples (Florida):
http://www.winknews.com/2017/01/18/double-car-fire-shuts-pine-ridge-road-in-collier/

2017-01-18 - Three cars crash, one bursts into flame, on I-8 in coastal San Diego (California):
http://www.cbs8.com/story/34288006/car-fire-on-interstate-8-in-mission-valley-major-backup
http://www.navbug.com/article227622469/car_fire_on_interstate_8_in_mission_valley_major_backup.htm
http://www.cbs8.com/clip/13037188/car-fire-on-i-8-causes-major-backup
http://www.yahoo.com/news/car-fire-8-causes-major-164544060.html
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/CBS8/821765641824649216

2017-01-18 - Car veers off road at 1:39 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Algonquin (Illinois), 1 killed:
http://kanecountyconnects.com/2017/01/driver-dies-in-fiery-single-vehicle-crash-in-algonquin/
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/18/driver-killed-in-algonquin-single-vehicle-crash-police-say/al2q22m/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fire-officials-person-found-dead-after-fiery-crash-in-algonquin/

2017-01-18 - Snowmobile crashes into ice house, bursts into flame, on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake near Hayward (Wisconsin), 1 killed:
http://www.kbjr6.com/story/34302954/body-found-on-lac-courte-oreilles-lake
http://www.wbng.com/story/34302954/body-found-on-lac-courte-oreilles-lake
http://www.apg-wi.com/sawyer_county_record/news/person-found-dead-in-ice-shack-fire/article_30c5c0ea-ddbb-11e6-b2d1-1733257d2b90.html
 



2017-01-18 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures more than a dozen children in Naidooville (South Africa), near the coast:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20170118-56814-ZAF
 



2017-01-18 - Massive sinkhole opens, almost swallows car, in Reading (Pennsylvania):
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/broken-water-main-opens-sinkhole-in-northmont-section-of-reading
http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/sinkhole-threatens-to-swallow-car-in-reading/276658857
http://www.sott.net/article/340228-Sinkhole-threatens-to-swallow-car-in-Reading-Pennsylvania

Quote: "Reading Public Works Director Ralph Johnson initially said that it was unclear if the sinkhole developed naturally or if the water main break caused the chasm."

2017-01-18 - Sinkhole opens on road near Willard (Missouri):
http://www.ky3.com/content/news/PHOTOS-Crews-close-Greene-County-farm-road-to-repair-sinkhole-411099735.html




2017-01-18 - Pedestrian bridge collapses at Sleepy Hollow Park in Highland Park (Illinois):
http://patch.com/illinois/highlandpark/bridge-collapses-sleepy-hollow-park-overnight
http://www.chicagotribune.com/g00/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-pedestrian-bridge-tl-0119-20170117-story.html

2017-01-18 - Hole opens in I-70 bridge in South Huntingdon Township (Pennsylvania):
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11802407-74/bridge-hole-lane




2017-01-18 - Hydrogen sulfide kills 3 oilfield workers in Nargesi (Iran):
http://en.trend.az/iran/society/2710677.html

Quote: "The incident occurred on Jan. 18 morning as a massive leak of toxic hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas from a crude oil storage tank in the Nargesi oil field killed at least three workers."

2017-01-18 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts again on coastal Bogoslof Island (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Explosion-at-Bogoslof-Volcano-prompts-ninth-aviation-warning-since-eruption-began-411143435.html
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bogoslof/news/61182/Bogoslof-volcano-Aleutian-Islands-new-strong-explosion-ash-plume-to-at-least-31000-ft-altitude.html
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-alaska-volcano-20170118-story.html
http://www.sott.net/article/340063-Alaskas-Bogoslof-Volcano-erupts-again-sends-ash-cloud-to-31000-feet

2017-01-18 - Four earthquakes, magnitudes 5.3, 5.7, 5.3 and 5.1, shake central Italy, buildings collapse:
http://www.kptv.com/story/34284846/4-quakes-shake-italy-isolating-towns-blanketed-under-snow
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/four-earthquakes-rattle-central-italy-no-deaths-reported-1.3940547
http://www.9and10news.com/story/34284845/4-quakes-shake-italy-isolating-towns-blanketed-under-snow
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/18/italy-hit-four-powerful-earthquakes-four-hours-bringing-terror/
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/01/18/central-italy-struck-by-3-large-earthquakes-within-space-of-an-hour.html
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2017-01-18-EU--Italy-Earthquakes/id-064aa86252864ca89da00db8eaaa96ea

Quote: "The first tremor, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, hit Montereale at about 10:25 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A second quake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the same area about 50 minutes later, and 10 minutes later a third was measured at magnitude 5.3. Several hours later another 5.1-magnitude quake shook the same area. Throughout the day, seismologists registered more than 100 aftershocks."

Quote: "The four quakes, which came in quick succession, caused buildings to collapse but miraculously resulted in no deaths or injuries."

2017-01-18 - Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Hawthorne (Nevada):
http://mynews4.com/news/local/38-magnitude-earthquake-reported-west-of-hawthorne

2017-01-18 - Thousands of Portuguese men-of-war washing ashore and stinging people on beaches in Brevard County (Florida):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20170118-56809-USA

2017-01-18 - Endangered wolves freely prowling suburbs of Paris (France):
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/french-told-not-fear-wolves-9638206
http://www.sott.net/article/340002-Parisians-on-edge-as-endangered-wolves-freely-roaming-suburbs-fear-they-may-make-the-capital-their-new-home

Quote: "French told not to fear wolves roaming Paris streets as 'they only eat four-legged animals'..."

Note: ..unless they're really hungry. They forgot to add that part for some odd reason!

2017-01-18 - Waxwings coming to the UK, probably because of harsh Siberian winter and/or lack of food:
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-01-16/a-waxwing-winter-soaring-numbers-of-rare-bird-species/
http://www.sott.net/article/339966-A-Waxwing-Winter-Soaring-numbers-of-rare-birds-invade-the-UK

Quote: "An unusual species of bird is enjoying a winter vacation here in the UK, according to the RSPB charity. Waxwings are a small starling-sized bird with a prominent crest and colourful markings. They only travel here from Siberia and northern Scandinavia when they experience a particularly harsh winter or if there is a shortage of food."

Note: Could be they don't like the atmosphere in Siberia too - that's where those giant exploding methane craters are, and Moscow itself has been hit by hydrogen sulfide three times in the last 26 months too...

2017-01-18 - 4-6 inches of rain in 12 hours hits Houston (Texas), more flooding possible:
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/The-high-water-spots-to-avoid-when-it-rains-in-10864913.php
http://www.sott.net/article/340039-Houston-TX-hit-with-4-6-inches-of-rain-in-12-hours-more-flooding-possible

2017-01-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Misamis Oriental (Philippine Islands), 4 killed, thousands displaced:
http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-misamis-oriental-january-2017
http://www.sott.net/article/340005-4-dead-15-thousand-displaced-as-floods-hit-Misamis-Oriental-Philippines

2017-01-18 - Heavy snow hits Mediterranean countries:
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2017/01/snow-falls-mediterranean-countries-170118080230215.html
http://www.sott.net/article/339994-More-heavy-snowfall-across-Mediterranean-countries

Note: Yet more high-precip events...

2017-01-18 - Flooding and cold causing food scarcity in Europe:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/01/crop-failures-and-so-it-starts.html

Quote: "Floods in Spain's south-eastern Murcia region combined with cold weather in Italy has meant that many field crops such as lettuce and broccoli have been nearly wiped out, Nationwide Produce food marketing company managing director Tim O'Malle told the BBC. Peppers and aubergines are among others that have been hit. Murcia is reported to have recently had its heaviest rainfall in 30 years and is estimated to supply about 80% of Europe's fresh produce during the winter months."

2017-01-18 - Warm atmospheric river aims parade of storms at the US West during La Nina year of 2017:
http://robertscribbler.com/2017/01/17/warm-atmospheric-river-aims-parade-of-storms-at-u-s-west-during-la-nina-year-of-2017/

2017-01-18 - ‘Weather bomb’ set to hit New Zealand:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/01/extreme-weather-in-new-zealand.html

2017-01-18 - Avalanche hits hotel in Pescara (Italy), 30+ killed:
http://www.newsincyprus.com/news/55204/some-30-bodies-found-in-avalanche-buried-hotel-in-italy
http://famagusta-gazette.com/some-bodies-found-in-avalancheburied-hotel-in-italy-p38199-69.htm
http://www.sott.net/article/340056-Tourists-staff-feared-missing-after-avalanche-hits-Italian-ski-resort-hotel
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/italy-avalanche-shocking-first-footage-from-inside-hotel-hit-by-avalanche-a3444461.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/19/c_135997260.htm
http://www.rt.com/news/374152-italy-avalanche-resort-hotel/

2017-01-18 - Mysterious giant cloud bubble captured by satellite over the Island of Meanguera (El Salvador):
http://strangesounds.org/2017/01/mysterious-giant-cloud-bubble-captured-by-satellite-over-el-salvador-pictures.html

2017-01-18 - Six-wheeled robots are about to start delivering food in the US:
http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/18/14300054/food-delivery-robots-postmates-doordash-us-launch

Quote: "A small number of Americans will soon be able to have food and other goods delivered to them by an adorable semi-autonomous robot. Starship Technologies announced the first two commercial partnerships for its ground-based delivery robots in the US today — one with DoorDash in Redwood City, California, and one with Postmates in Washington, DC. The commercial trials will see these services start making deliveries in the coming weeks using Starship’s six-wheeled robots within a four-mile-wide test area in each city."

2017-01-18 - Vampire bats found to be feasting on humans in Brazil:
http://www.livescience.com/57521-vampire-bats-drink-human-blood.html

2017-01-18 - Wilbur Ross, Trump's Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-jobs-idUSKBN1510FM
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/314512-wilbur-ross-offshored-2700-jobs-report
http://www.salon.com/2017/01/17/wilbur-ross-donald-trumps-secretary-of-commerce-nominee-has-offshored-2700-jobs-since-2004/

Quote: "Companies controlled by Wilbur Ross, a billionaire known as 'the king of bankruptcy' for buying struggling businesses and turning them around into profitability, cut roughly 2,700 jobs since 2004 by shipping their production into other countries, according to data obtained by Reuters under a Freedom of Information Act request on Tuesday. These included textile, finance, and auto-parts companies."

Note: You couldn't possibly ask for a more corporatist and elitist group than that which Trump has selected to fill his cabinet positions. I see what Trump meant by 'Make America Great Again' now - he meant great for BILLIONAIRES!

2107-01-18 - Blackwater founder and notorious mercenary Erik Prince is Trump's secret advisor:
http://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/
http://www.sott.net/article/339963-Blackwater-Founder-Erik-Prince-is-Trumps-secret-advisor

2017-01-18 - Unlike Trump, Americans want strong environmental regulator, says Reuters/Ipsos poll:
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/01/unlike-trump-americans-want-strong.html

Note: I highly doubt any of the oil and chemical bigwigs with which Trump is filling the government are going to care about the environment, since they never have before...

12 comments:

  1. Good morning, Jonny.

    Your observation that the two incidents of pelicans dying near where there was a fish kill in FL were related by geography, atmosphere and time frame could also include that pelicans eat fish. Clearly, the authorities are being disingenuous to play down these events so as to keep people in their "safety trance."

    Two car carriers at the same time is a new phenomenon.

    Another garbage truck goes up in smoke. That's about 5 so far this year, whereas tractor trailers are being destroyed at a rate of over 5 A DAY in the same time frame.

    Well, today's the big day for Trump. For the rest of us, probably not so much. We'll see. i'm all for giving the guy a chance, but like you said, his picks for cabinet level posts are dumbfounding in the extreme.

    [this is an opinion piece, so . . .]
    Amazon is going to kill more American jobs than China did
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/amazon-is-going-to-kill-more-american-jobs-than-china-did

    [my wife said there are others starting the same types of operations - Jet, Boxed, and Zulilly (others) who will be hiring people (and robots)]

    A Trump Administration, With Obama Staff Members Filling In the Gaps
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/a-trump-administration-with-obama-staff-members-filling-in-the-gaps

    As of Thursday, only two of Mr. Trump’s 15 cabinet nominees — John F. Kelly, to head the Department of Homeland Security, and his nominee for defense secretary, Gen. James N. Mattis — had been approved by congressional committees and were close to assuming their posts.
    In all, Mr. Trump has named only 29 of his 660 executive department appointments, according to the Partnership for Public Service, which has been tracking the process. That is a pace far slower than recent predecessors, falling far short of the schedule originally outlined by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was Mr. Trump’s transition director before Mr. Trump ousted him 10 weeks ago.

    [just to illustrate how far we've fallen as a nation, here's a parallel situation in another country that mimics the CIA/Trump power struggle]
    West African military halt Gambia operation, issue Jammeh deadline

    Obama makes incredible admission about WikiLeaks in final press conference
    https://www.sott.net/article/340156-Obama-makes-incredible-admission-about-WikiLeaks-in-final-press-conference

    Around the eight-minute mark of the press conference, Obama says he hasn't "commented on WikiLeaks generally," and that the "conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive as to whether WikiLeaks was witting or not in being the conduit through which we heard about the [Democratic National Committee] DNC e-mails that were leaked."

    Referring to the emails "that were leaked" and not the servers that were hacked [more; the Clintons should be jailed]

    Three-year-old girl mauled to death by family dog in Durban, South Africa
    https://www.sott.net/article/340167-Three-year-old-girl-mauled-to-death-by-family-dog-in-Durban-South-Africa

    Lightning bolt kills fisherman in Malawi
    https://www.sott.net/article/340164-Lightning-bolt-kills-fisherman-in-Malawi

    Dramatic video captures fiery eruption of Mexico's Colima volcano
    https://www.sott.net/article/340163-Dramatic-video-captures-fiery-eruption-of-Mexicos-Colima-volcano

    [geez!]

    [more below]

    Tom


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  2. Friday, 20 January 2017
    Even an Independent readers' poll thinks we are closer to Doomsday
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/01/even-independent-readers-poll-thinks-we.html

    [that "clock" no longer works and was never accurate]

    The sixth world extinction

    Earth has crossed it's own tipping point and is creaking under the strain: Two thirds of animals extinct by 2020! Climate changed forever! World population to hit 8 billion and accelerating
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-sixth-world-extinction.html

    Missile system at DAPL

    Cops At Standing Rock Now Using Missile System?
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/01/missile-system-at-dapl.html

    [unbelievable; the next two articles below that one]

    North Dakota Pushes Bill to Protect Drivers Who Accidentally Hit Water Protectors

    REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS IN FIVE STATES PROPOSE BILLS TO CRIMINALIZE PEACEFUL PROTEST

    [the protesters are UNARMED, wtf?!]

    CNN imagines Donald Trump dead

    I can't think of anything more disguting and reprehensible. Is there anything to make me think that CNN does not WANT Donald Trump dead?

    CNN Prophesizes Trump, Pence Getting Assassinated During Inauguration
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/01/cnn-imagines-donald-trump-dead.html

    [that would lead to civil war, imho]

    News Links, January 20, 2017
    Rice Farmer
    http://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/

    Foreign Central Banks Liquidate Record $405 Billion In US Treasuries As China Sells Most US Paper Since 2011

    World's Largest Education Company Crashes After Dire Warning, Warns Of "Unprecedented" Business Decline [so much for education]

    HSBC bank report predicts another financial crisis in 2018
    [and they're one of the causes]

    Cameco expects to report net loss for 2016, cut jobs at uranium mines

    Deutsche Bank Says Job Cuts Will Continue

    Key NATO Commander Agrees With Trump, NATO Is Obsolete
    [because it was "weaponized" by the US to threaten the world]

    German Opposition Leader: Dissolve NATO, Seek Security Deal With Russia

    Le Pen Moves Into Lead in French Race, Le Monde Poll Shows

    America's scary new secret weapon could cripple an entire enemy city without any physical damage
    [it's an EMP device that cripples anything using electricity]

    U.S. protest group vows to disrupt Trump inaugural festivities

    Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests

    Rystad Energy: Global Oil, Gas Discoveries Drop To 70-Year Low
    [how long does it take for people to realize there's only a finite supply of anything!]

    Asia-Pacific Oil Production Is Declining Faster Than Anywhere On Earth

    Sand mines used to frack oil & gas are destroying the best topsoil in the Midwest
    Climate change to depress crop yields in the United States, new study claims

    Scientists found for each additional day with temperatures above 86 degrees Fahrenheit, maize and soybean yields are reduced by 5 percent
    [but at a certain high temp, crops fail!]

    Dakota Access company files motion to halt environmental study

    FDA Approves New GMO Pineapple WITHOUT Independent Safety Testing: Here's What You Need to Know

    Too much sitting accelerates aging: Study

    Nearly half of U.S. men infected with HPV, study finds

    [the rest of these stories below]

    Tom

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  3. 58% of Americans Don't Think Russian "Hacking" Changed Election … 56% Believe U.S. Should Improve Relations with Russia

    2016 Was a Record Year for Data Breaches

    The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies
    President Obama refused to hold "war on terror" torturers to account but punished truth-tellers severely, a bleak legacy not erased by Chelsea Manning's belated commutation.

    How the NYT Plays with History
    By failing to tell the hard truth about Establishment wrongdoing, The New York Times — along with other mainstream U.S. media outlets — has destabilized American democracy.

    More on the Economic Hardship of Young Adults

    California Governor Jerry Brown Admits To $1.5 Billion "Math Error" In State Budget [bwah-haaaaaaaaaa!]

    US Government Caught Massively Fabricating Student Loan Default Data

    Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary, Won't Rule Out Defunding Public Schools

    Does Donald Trump Believe Climate Change Is A Hoax? British Scientists Think He Accepts Global Warming Science More Than He Says

    EPA nominee Pruitt contradicts Trump claim that climate change is a hoax

    'Actually, There Is Not a Lot of Debate': Sanders Forced to Correct Trump Nominee on Climate Science

    [lots more there, if interested]

    Heating the Earth’s atmosphere with military lasers to create a giant surveillance lens in the sky
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/01/heating-the-earths-atmosphere-with-lasers-to-create-a-giant-magnifying-glass-for-enhanced-surveillance.html

    [just what we need, more heating of the atmosphere . ..]

    Abnormally cold weather in Serbia caused parts of the River Danube to freeze over
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/01/abnormally-cold-weather-serbia-river-danube-freeze-over-vdeo.html

    Ruby Seadragon: First footage of a new species of seadragon alive in the wild off Australia
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/01/ruby-seadragon-first-video-of-a-new-species-of-seadragon-alive-in-the-wild-off-australia.html

    The Faustian Trump Trade: "Maintain Status Quo. At All Costs"
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-trump-trade-maintain-status-quo-at.html

    The premise for the Trump corruption trade is to assume that someone else will always get fucked over to your benefit. And then to bet it all accordingly...

    Tom

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  4. Pro-marijuana group gives out free joints in protest of Trump inauguration, long lines in DC
    https://www.sott.net/article/340187-Pro-marijuana-group-gives-out-free-joints-in-protest-of-Trump-inauguration-long-lines-in-DC

    The D.C. Cannabis Coalition calls the event the #Trump420 demonstration and says they'll hand out 4,200 joints as they parade from DuPont Circle to the National Mall. The group is for the legalization of marijuana in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia. [more]

    US propaganda outlet Radio Free Europe reportedly behind RT Facebook ban
    https://www.sott.net/article/340203-US-propaganda-outlet-Radio-Free-Europe-reportedly-behind-RT-Facebook-ban

    "According to the notification from Facebook, [the ban] has taken place because of an alleged copyright infringement. The complaint has been received [by the social network] from the Nastoyashchee Vremya TV channel — a project of the US RFE/RL, which gets the financing from the US Department of State," the press service said. [more; what? I don't get it]

    Establishment media goes nuts after Ben Swann airs segment investigating #PizzaGate - See the evidence for yourself
    https://www.sott.net/article/340201-Establishment-media-goes-nuts-after-Ben-Swann-airs-segment-investigating-PizzaGate-See-the-evidence-for-yourself

    [global leaders/elite are doing despicable things to stolen and orphaned kids, "anonymous" young people with no identifying documentation and others and are getting away with it because nobody in the msm wants to investigate]

    2,000 trapped overnight as snow cuts off highways in Spain
    https://www.sott.net/article/340199-2000-trapped-overnight-as-snow-cuts-off-highways-in-Spain


    Freak heavy snowfall hits the Sahara desert; up to one metre deep
    https://www.sott.net/article/340185-Freak-heavy-snowfall-hits-the-Sahara-desert-up-to-one-metre-deep

    [talk about a meandering jet stream, sheesh!]

    Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. [more; video and pics]

    Mysterious 'loud boom' shakes homes in North Carolina
    https://www.sott.net/article/340168-Mysterious-loud-boom-shakes-homes-in-North-Carolina

    "People were saying they heard a very loud boom or explosion or loud bang, and some folks said it shook their houses and rattled the windows," Roper told ABC News today.

    "It sounded like a bomb just went off outside our house," one caller said, according to 911 audio obtained by ABC's affiliate WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina. [more; SOTT says its meteors entering the atmosphere, or vague "earth changes," as usual]

    Putin hacked fireworks! Trump pre-inauguration party's fireworks display spells out 'USR' instead of 'USA'
    https://www.sott.net/article/340204-Putin-hacked-fireworks-Trump-pre-inauguration-partys-fireworks-display-spells-out-USR-instead-of-USA

    An errant firework at Donald Trump's pre-inaugural fireworks display Thursday which spelled out 'USR' instead of 'USA' has sparked a storm of jokes suggesting that the incoming president plans to turn America into the 'United States of Russia'. [more]

    Tom








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  5. Environmental activist assassinated in Mexico
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/01/environmental-activist-assassinated-in.html

    [This is what happens when you CARE about the environment enough to try to stop the globalists rape of it - they just kill you too! And people still think there's a future . ..]

    Scientists race to save U.S. government climate data from Trump
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/01/scientists-race-to-save-us-government.html

    At 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, scientists, archivists, and librarians were hunched over laptops, drawing flow charts on whiteboards, and shouting opinions on computer scripts across the room. They had hundreds of government web pages and data sets to get through before the end of the day—all strategically chosen from the pages of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—any of which, they felt, might be deleted, altered, or removed from the public domain by the incoming Trump administration.

    Their undertaking, at the time, was purely speculative, based on travails of Canadian government scientists under the Stephen Harper administration, which muzzled them from speaking about climate change. Researchers watched as Harper officials threw thousands of books of aquatic data into dumpsters as federal environmental research libraries closed.
    But three days later, speculation became reality as news broke that the incoming Trump administration’s EPA transition team does indeed intend to remove some climate data from the agency’s website. That will include references to President Barack Obama’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan and the strategies for 2014 and 2015 to cut methane, according to an unnamed source who spoke with Inside EPA. “It’s entirely unsurprising,” said Bethany Wiggin, director of the environmental humanities program at Penn and one of the organizers of the data-rescuing event. […] [more]

    [it's getting worse by the day now]

    Obama's final press conference: 'big countries don't go bully smaller countries'
    https://www.sott.net/article/340218-Obamas-final-press-conference-big-countries-dont-go-bully-smaller-countries

    The best moment came when Barack propounded for the final time, what he sees as America's role in the world: to ensure "the basic principle that big countries don't go around and invade and bully smaller countries." [?!]

    We're not quite sure how peace prize winner Obama thinks he represented that "basic principle" during his two terms. Maybe by setting an example for the world and saying, "See everything the United States is doing? Yeah...don't do that."
    [more]

    Slate develops fake news app that allows users to tattle on information they don't like
    https://www.sott.net/article/340213-Slate-develops-fake-news-app-that-allows-users-to-tattle-on-information-they-dont-like

    Of course, anyone who would accept a word that Slate has to say as "truth" is so far left-leaning that they're about ready to topple over, and will report a lot of true things they just don't like as "fake." We all know that in their eyes "fake" and "something I don't like" are identical in definition, and that definition has nothing to do with the act of thinking critically. [more]

    [yet SOTT denies man-made climate change!]

    [more below]

    Tom










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  6. 'We have a problem': AI still a major concern despite scientific assurances
    https://www.sott.net/article/340219-We-have-a-problem-AI-still-a-major-concern-despite-scientific-assurances

    The Institute's concerns are not fringe worries — Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak have all suggested AI could be highly destructive for the world, and mankind with it. [more]

    [waddiya mean CAN be - IT IS!!]

    SOTT Earth Changes Summary - December 2016: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs
    https://www.sott.net/article/340206-SOTT-Earth-Changes-Summary-December-2016-Extreme-Weather-Planetary-Upheaval-Meteor-Fireballs

    [~25 min. - good video; I think HawkkeyDavisChannel is defunct now]

    [at the 20:30 mark SOTT proclaims, in reference to the outbreak of winter fires in the mountains of Switzerland, that they think "something highly flammable is seeping out from below ground" (GEEZ, they're so CLOSE, Jonny!)]

    Loud mysterious bang that 'sounded like a bomb' puzzles Canterbury, UK residents
    https://www.sott.net/article/340225-Loud-mysterious-bang-that-sounded-like-a-bomb-puzzles-Canterbury-UK-residents

    [so the explosions and sky-trumpets are back]

    Tom

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  7. Man has an incredible escape as lightning strikes in the same place twice in Singapore

    https://www.sott.net/article/340247-Man-has-an-incredible-escape-as-lightning-strikes-in-the-same-place-twice-in-Singapore

    Dead whale washed ashore on Outer Hebrides, Scotland
    https://www.sott.net/article/340239-Dead-whale-washed-ashore-on-Outer-Hebrides-Scotland

    Several parts of Morocco to be hit with large drops in temperature
    https://www.sott.net/article/340237-Several-parts-of-Morocco-to-be-hit-with-large-drops-in-temperature

    Cold Temperatures Set Records Throughout Manitoba
    https://www.sott.net/article/340232-Cold-Temperatures-Set-Records-Throughout-Manitoba

    Sinkhole threatens to swallow car in Reading, Pennsylvania
    https://www.sott.net/article/340228-Sinkhole-threatens-to-swallow-car-in-Reading-Pennsylvania

    Tom

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  8. A lifelong buddy of mine surprised me by dropping by unexpectedly with 2 tix to the Sixers vs Portland (a playoff team). Sixers hang with them but are down by 13 at the half. The building is packed to the rafters since they've won their last at least 5 games and people are startin' to notice.

    They start the 2nd half with big defense, not allowing any points and scrabbling back to a 5 point game. Well, to cut to the chase, with 4.5 sec left a Sixer drains a sweet 3 pointer to go up by ONE point, an the game ends. The stadium was bedlam. You can't BUY a finish like that.

    Tom

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  9. Glad you got to see an exciting game! I have bad luck at attending games - the team I want to win always loses. Always. Every time in my life, no exceptions. So to do my teams a favor, I don't go watch them anymore! Heh.

    The most exciting basketball game I ever saw was the Bulls-Jazz game during the playoffs during Michael Jordan's comeback, after his stint as a mediocre-or-worse baseball player, watched it on TV. It was Game 6, the Bulls up 3 games to 2. Jordan was all sweaty and sickly with the flu, but playing hard anyway. As the game came to a close, the Jazz were up by 2 points with seconds left AND they had the ball. Somehow Jordan just WILLED a victory from the jaws of defeat, snatched the ball from good ball-handler Malone, took one step and launched a 3-pointer from waaaay downtown, drained it, and the Bulls won the series with that basket, 4 games to 2.

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  10. WOW - there's a great memory!

    Here's video - Philly/Portland landed 3 of the top 10 plays of the league last night, finishing with #1 on the game winning shot. Take a look.

    Covington hits game winner for 76ers and more NBA top plays
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nbavideos/fridays-top-plays

    Tom

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  11. Boom! Always kinda feel sorry for the other team when someone rams a dagger into their heart like that. Captain Hindsight would say, 'Shouldn't have left that guy open!'

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  12. Yeah, but on the other hand, when ya been gettin' yet nose rubbed in it and beat up the whole game, crawling back to a last second victory is kinda sweet.

    Tom

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