Saturday, February 4, 2017

Event Update For 2017-02-03





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



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




Category: Variety Pack

2017-02-03 - Hydrogen sulfide kills worker at home in Montgomery (Alabama):
http://www.wsfa.com/story/34422125/1-person-dead-after-gas-leak-at-montgomery-home

Quote: "When Montgomery Fire and Rescue personnel arrived, they identified a chemical release from a sewage drain pipe and then discovered an unresponsive service worker under the house. The unidentified worker, who had been exposed to gas later identified as hydrogen sulfide, was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The man was pronounced dead a short time later."

2017-02-03 - Hydrogen sulfide driving people away at Sunset Harbour in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-beach/business-owners-say-foul-odor-is-driving-away-customers-from-up-and-coming-area

Quote: "The smell can be found for blocks in the upscale area. "There's not a sewage issue," Miami Beach Public Works Assistant Director Roy Coley said. 'We determined it’s a hydrogen sulfide smell that is associated with groundwater.' Hydrogen sulfide is dangerous in high concentrations, but Coley said it's benign at the level of what's being emitted in Sunset Harbour."

Note: It's never 'benign', regardless of the concentration. Being a heavier-than-air gas, it'll accumulate and concentrate in ditches and ravines and basements and other low-lying areas, and then the concentration may reach lethal levels. Even at non-lethal levels, it may cause unconsciousness, kidney damage, brain damage, heart damage, heart attacks or strokes, etc...

2017-02-03 - Man, 62, burns to death in burning car shortly at 1:36 AM inside garage at home in Columbus (Ohio):
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170216/police-identify-man-who-died-in-garage-fire
http://nbc4i.com/2017/02/03/man-found-dead-after-southeast-columbus-housefire/
http://usflash.org/columbus/2017/02/04/174046-man-found-dead-after-southeast-columbus-garage-fire.html
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170204/man-dies-in-columbus-east-side-fire

Quote: "Firefighters were called to the scene of a garage fire on the 2500 block of Kenview Road S. early Friday morning. The call went out shortly after 1:30 am. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found a car in the garage had caught on fire. After extinguishing the fire, they discovered a man in the car."

2017-02-03 - Woman, 83, dies in small kitchen fire at 1:31 AM at home in Catonsville (Maryland):
http://www.wbal.com/article/218261/3/catonsville-woman-83-found-dead-in-kitchen-fire
http://www.wbaltv.com/article/woman-83-found-dead-in-catonsville-fire/8674308
http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-county/83-year-old-woman-found-dead-in-home-following-fire
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-co-fire-death-20170203-story.html
http://www.fxtribune.com/local/woman-83-found-dead-after-catonsville-kitchen-fire-h527020.html

2017-02-03 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, second day in a row, plane makes emergency landing in Calgary (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-westjet-plane-smoke-cockpit-turn-around-1.3965744

Quote: "For the second day in a row, a Disney-themed WestJet plane leaving Calgary had to turn back after smoke was reported in the cockpit. Flight 662 to Toronto turned back shortly after takeoff on Friday. 'There was an odd smell, and then an alarm went off,' said passenger Becky Salmond."

Note: This is the 12th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Underground electrical explosion at 5:15 AM hits Santa Ana (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/02/02/santa-ana-homes-in-the-dark-after-underground-transformer-explodes/

2017-02-03 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Brownsville area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/fire-utility-crews-respond-to-manhole-fire-in-brownsville-1.13060399

2017-02-03 - Railroad bridge goes up in flames at midnight near San Antonio (Texas), train passengers trapped for hours:
http://woai.iheart.com/articles/local-news-119078/rail-bridge-fire-stops-amtrak-train-15533282/
http://woai.iheart.com/articles/local-news-119078/railroad-bridge-fire-halts-main-eastwest-15531885/
http://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/fire-destroys-railroad-trestle-in-southwest-bexar-county-train-traffic-stopped
http://www.follownews.com/railroad-bridge-fire-strands-amtrak-train-for-hours-in-south-texas-2hoo7
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article130627549.html

Quote: "Marc Magliari, an Amtrak spokesman, told the station that passengers have food, water, electricity and air conditioning, but a passenger called to report that the train smelled of urine and feces. 'We can’t even flush the toilet,' she said. Jeff DeGraff of the Union Pacific Railroad told the station that the fire broke out around midnight. He said the rail line carries freight as well as passenger trains and also connects to a main rail line south into Mexico that brings freight north into the U.S."

2017-02-03 - Nearly naked man, 33, runs around with two naked toddlers, unknown chemical smell at his apartment, in Antioch (Illinois):
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-antioch-hazmat-naked-man-sy-0204-20170204-story.html
http://newstrends.today/2017/02/antioch-police-nearly-naked-man-running-outside-leads-to-hazmat-alert/
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/02/04/Antioch_man_charged_with_child_endangerment_after_naked_man_/
http://us.baruaja.com/75761/antioch-police-nearly-naked-man-running-outside-leads-to-hazmat-alert.html
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170204/news/170209443/

Quote: "A nearly naked man who was reported running with two naked toddlers through a parking lot near Routes 173 and 83 in Antioch on Friday night prompted a hazardous materials alert at the man's apartment on Main Street, according to Antioch police."

Quote: "The investigation led to the man's apartment in the 1200 block of Main Street; at the residence, officers detected an 'overpowering, unidentified chemical odor,' so the Antioch Fire Department was called to the scene, according to Guttschow."

Quote: "The hazardous-materials concern turned out to be unfounded, but the man and his two children were transported to the hospital for an evaluation, according to the statement."

Note: So what WAS that 'overpowering, unidentified chemical odor'? Seems like an important thing to know after an event like this. Looks like they just want this story to go away ASAP...
 



2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by massive explosion and fire in Sautee Nacoochee (Georgia), 1 killed:
http://www.cbs46.com/story/34420492/house-explodes-in-white-county-authorities-investigate
http://www.thenortheastgeorgian.com/breaking-news/house-explosion-white-county-felt-locally
http://www.whitecountynews.net/breaking-news/one-dead-after-house-explodes-friday-morning
http://www.wyff4.com/article/huge-explosion-levels-home-one-person-found-dead-in-rubble/8674016
http://www.sott.net/article/341553-Man-killed-in-powerful-explosion-that-leveled-home-in-Georgia-blast-heard-16-miles-away
http://www.wltz.com/2017/02/03/georgia-house-explosion/
http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/233550148-story

2017-02-03 - Home, pickup, car and camper heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Ridgeland (Mississippi):
http://www.wapt.com/article/house-truck-car-trailer-burn-in-ridgeland/8674221

Quote: "The homeowner said he and his wife were inside their house on Arlington Circle around noon when they heard a large boom and saw smoke coming from the garage. A car, trailer, pickup truck and the back of the house were engulfed in flames."

2017-02-03 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Fort Myers (Florida), nobody there:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34424540/dog-rescued-from-fort-myers-house-fire

Quote: "Neighbors at the scene said they heard an explosion."

Note: These are the 46th, 47th and 48th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Toxic chemical explosion sends cloud over parts of Pflugerville (Texas):
http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2017/02/3/pflugerville-residents-asked-to-stay-inside-after--toxic-explosion-.html
http://kxan.com/2017/02/03/some-pflugerville-residents-asked-to-stay-indoors-due-to-chemical-leak/
http://keyetv.com/news/local/emergency-crews-responding-to-toxic-explosion-in-pflugerville
http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/233581623-story

2017-02-03 - Oil refinery building heavily damaged by fire in Erith (Britain), near the coast:
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/LatestIncidentsContainer_Erith03Feb1798.asp
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/erith-fire-huge-blaze-breaks-out-at-oil-refinery-in-southeast-london-a3457876.html
http://www.newsdump.co.uk/news/35-firefighters-tackle-blaze-at-oil-storage-refinery-in-erith
http://www.cityam.com/258396/oil-refinery-fire-south-east-london
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-38857334

2017-02-03 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire on Lower Bath Road in Bridgwater (Britain):
http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2017/fire-crews-busy-02-02-17.php
http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/15066905.Firefighters_called_out_to_reports_of__explosion__on_Lower_Bath_Road_in_Bridgwater/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/asbestos-and-oil-spill-hamper-fire-fighters-after-explosion-at-electrical-substation/story-30107948-detail/story.html

2017-02-03 - Two houseboats and tug boat destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM, 2 more boats damaged, on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch (Georgia):
http://accesswdun.com/article/2017/2/497854/hall-county-firefighters-respond-to-early-morning-fire-at-aqualand-marina
http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/435472-aqualand-marina-fire-several-boats-catch-fire-at-hall-county-marina.html
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/02/03/Fire_sets_several_boats_ablaze_at_marina_in_northern_Georgia_k/
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/hall-county/marina-fire-damages-several-boats-in-hall-county/490541136
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/02/03/Fire_sets_several_boats_ablaze_at_marina_in_northern_Georgia/
http://www.ajc.com/news/boats-damaged-aqualand-marina-fire/YEnundWC4YumgMgPi3eJkK/
http://www.11alive.com/news/local/marina-fire-damages-boats-at-lake-lanier/396656113
http://www.cbs46.com/story/34418247/several-boats-catch-fire-at-hall-county-marina
http://www.wbtv.com/story/34418247/several-boats-catch-fire-at-hall-county-marina
http://snewsi.com/id/17148351981/Marina-fire-damages-boats-at-Lake-Lanier
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/121696/

Quote: "Hall County Fire Services were called to the Aqualand Marina on Dock Q in Flowery Branch around 5:15 a.m. Two houseboats and a tug boat were engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived. Two additional boats were damaged during the fire."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-02-03 - Boat and home go up in flames in Topeka (Kansas):
http://cjonline.com/news/local/2017-02-03/no-injuries-reported-east-topeka-house-fire

Quote: "Topeka Fire Department shift commander Todd Williams said at the scene that crews arriving there found the back of the house engulfed in flames. A boat and porch in the backyard also had caught fire, and the blaze had begun to extend into the house, he said."

Note: These are the 80th, 81st, 82nd and 83rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-03 - School bus bursts into flame at maintenance facility in Bixby (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/34420256/fire-destroys-bixby-school-bus
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/tulsa/fire-destroys-bixby-school-bus/

Note: This is the 23rd school bus to burn in 2017 and this is the 101st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in Tulsa (Oklahoma), woman in cardiac arrest resuscitated:
http://www.newson6.com/story/34424836/tulsa-firefighters-revive-woman-after-bus-fire
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/tulsa/tulsa-firefighters-revive-woman-after-bus-fire/
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/NewsOn6/827733945152180224

Note: This is the 102nd bus to burn in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Two tanker trucks, paving truck and road works building destroyed by fire near Seneca (Missouri):
http://www.newstalkkzrg.com/2017/02/03/seneca-special-road-district-building-destroyed-by-fire/
http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/crime_and_courts/fire-destroys-seneca-road-district-barn/article_ffdd4df1-e488-5a84-9e5d-4471b29f0847.html

Quote: "The building sustained heavy damage. Among the destruction were two oil trucks and a paver."

2017-02-03 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Mold Road in Ruthin (Britain):
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/live-mold-road-ruthin-shut-12550179

2017-02-03 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in An Giang (Vietnam), man drives it away from station:
http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/39384/brave-vietnamese-driver-steers-onfire-truck-out-of-filling-station

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after midnight on I-5 near Bakersfield (California):
http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/truck-hauling-hazardous-cargo-catches-fire-on-i-5-south-of-bakersfield
http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/breaking-news/northbound-lanes-of-interstate-5-closed-just-north-of-highway-99-due-to-semi-fire-overnight/649226752
http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/breaking-news/northbound-highway-99-closed-just-south-of-cecil-avenue-due-to-semi-truck-that-caught-fire/649232815
http://www.facebook.com/KGET17News/posts/10154350625141314

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 5:30 AM on East County Road 85 in Midland (Texas):
http://www.newswest9.com/story/34418117/semi-truck-fire-reported-in-midland

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at A1/A47 junction in Wansford (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/video-update-lorry-fire-causing-traffic-problems-at-a1-a47-junction-at-wansford-1-7806121

Note: These are the 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th and 197th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Van explodes and burns near McDonald's in Page (Arizona):
http://www.lakepowelllife.com/van-fire-at-mcdonalds/

Quote: "The 3:30 fire apparently began with an explosion which, according to a witness, blew-out a couple of the van’s windows."

2017-02-03 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in Centennial (Colorado):
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/car-erupts-in-flames-at-shopping-center/

2017-02-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-91 in Enfield (Connecticut):
http://patch.com/connecticut/enfield/truck-fire-briefly-closes-two-lanes-i-91-enfield
http://ban.jo/News/US-Canada/20170203/Truck-Fire-Slows-Traffic-On-I-91-In-Enfield-CT-Hartford-County/

2017-02-03 - Three cars go up in flames at 12:30 AM while parked at auto shop in Orange Mound (Tennessee):
http://wreg.com/2017/02/03/fire-damages-vehicles-at-auto-repair-shop/
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/34417844/flames-engulf-cars-at-lamar-ave-auto-shop
http://www.kswo.com/story/34417844/flames-engulf-cars-at-lamar-ave-auto-shop
http://www.wtvm.com/story/34417844/flames-engulf-cars-at-lamar-ave-auto-shop

Quote: "Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused an overnight fire that damaged several vehicles at an auto repair shop in Orange Mound. The fire happened at Atrom Transmissions on Lamar Ave. near Pendleton St. around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Firefighters say at least three vehicles were on fire by the time they arrived on the scene."

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal Arlington (Virginia):
https://www.arlnow.com/2017/02/03/just-in-acfd-battles-car-fire-on-columbia-pike/

Quote: "The fire broke out just before 3:15 p.m., as the car was parked on S. Edgewood Street, near the entrance to the Rite Aid."

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Decatur (Illinois):
http://www.wandtv.com/story/34422479/car-erupts-in-flames-at-decatur-gas-station

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Bricknell Avenue in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://ban.jo/News/US-Canada/20170203/Vehicle-Fire-Blazes-On-Major-Street-In-Miami-FL-Miami/

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the Bruce Highway near Rockhampton (Australia), man burned:
http://www.cqnews.com.au/news/man-hospitalised-after-car-erupts-on-bruce-hwy/3139072/

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 12:21 AM on Shackleton Circuit in Mawson (Australia):
http://www.ewn.com.au/traffic/caution-car-fire-mawson-act-310390.traffic

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Pandanus Street in Fisher (Australia):
http://www.ewn.com.au/alerts/caution-car-fire-fisher-act-310530.weather

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Hopecroft Walk in Bucksburn area in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):
http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/fire-crew-tackles-car-blaze-aberdeen-street/

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Worksop (Britain):
http://www.nottinghampost.com/car-fire-shuts-lanes-on-m1/story-30109402-detail/story.html
http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/m1-fully-re-opened-after-vehicle-fire-1-8370079
http://www.retfordtoday.co.uk/news/m1-fully-re-opened-after-vehicle-fire-1-8370079

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 2:41 AM on street in coastal Gillingham (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/fire-vehicle-small-gillingham/

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A47 in Thorney (Britain):
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/car-fire-thorney-3406.aspx
http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2215314/a47-closed-due-to-car-fire/
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/a47_thorney_bypass_re_opens_fully_after_car_fire_1_4875697
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/a47_thorney_bypass_re_opens_fully_after_car_fire_1_4875697

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on A12 slip road near Chelmsford (Britain):
http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6495/

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A27 Lewes Road in Firle (Britain):
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/transport/a27-lewes-road-blocked-due-to-vehicle-fire-1-7806563

2017-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Willow Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2017/02/todays-vehicle-fire-86/

2017-02-03 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Holland (Michigan), 1 lightly injured:
http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/20170203/holland-garage-heavily-damaged-in-fire
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/man_treated_for_smoke_inhalati.html
http://927thevan.com/news/articles/2017/feb/04/one-hurt-in-garage-fire-on-hollands-west-side/

2017-02-03 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Milo (Maine), nobody there:
http://wabi.tv/2017/02/03/update-too-much-damage-to-pinpoint-cause-of-milo-fire/

2017-02-03 - Auto factory goes up in flames in Quang Nam (Vietnam):
http://vietnamnews.vn/society/350591/no-deaths-in-quang-nam-automobile-factory-fire.html

2017-02-03 - Wildfire breaks out in Francis Marion National Forest (South Carolina):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20170204-57014-USA

2017-02-03 - Piano store destroyed by fire in White River Junction (Vermont), nobody there:
http://www.wcax.com/story/34423399/fire-destroys-vt-piano-store-but-music-will-go-on
http://www.wcax.com/story/34418724/fire-destroys-local-piano-shop

2017-02-03 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Lowell (Massachusetts):
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30772965/lowell-firefighters-make-quick-work-garage-blaze

2017-02-03 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 4:54 AM in Shellsburg (Iowa):
http://www.communitynewspapergroup.com/vinton_newspapers/features/early-morning-fire-destroys-mobile-home/article_a94f0484-ea1a-11e6-8c0f-bf988d4e61ec.html

2017-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Marengo (Illinois):
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/03/fire-causes-about-150-000-in-damage-to-marengo-home-official-says/a61pnrk/

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Clinton (Maryland), 2 injured:
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/2-Critically-Injured-in-Clinton-House-Fire-412668433.html
http://wjla.com/news/local/fire-officials-2-in-critical-condition-after-fire-breaks-out-at-md-home
http://www.fox5dc.com/news/233505222-story

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire on Curley Creek Road in Boundary County (Idaho):
http://www.khq.com/story/34423992/man-loses-home-to-fire-in-curley-creek

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.wsmv.com/story/34422107/south-nashville-home-destroyed-in-fire

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Wilton (Connecticut), nobody there:
http://connecticut.news12.com/news/fire-tears-through-family-home-in-wilton-1.13059039

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Lorton (Nebraska), nobody there:
http://ncn21.com/local-news/fire-destroys-106-year-old-lorton-house/

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina), nobody there:
http://abcnews4.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-massive-house-fire-in-north-charleston

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:
http://wtkr.com/2017/02/03/two-dogs-die-in-virginia-beach-house-fire-family-of-3-displaced/
http://www.13newsnow.com/news/local/virginia/virginia-beach-family-displaced-two-pets-dead-following-house-fire/396771415

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal New Rochelle (New York):
http://abc7ny.com/news/firefighters-rescue-3-people-from-roof-of-burning-home-in-new-rochelle/1734757/
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Rochelle-Fire-Resident-Rescued-412632573.html
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/02/new-rochelle-fire-rescue/

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Oak Bay (Canada):
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/fire-guts-oak-bay-house-man-escapes-dog-saved-1.9713152
http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/fire-crews-rescue-dog-from-burning-home-in-oak-bay-1.3268972

2017-02-03 - Mansion destroyed by fire in Bethany (Pennsylvania), nobody there:
http://wnep.com/2017/02/03/flames-rip-through-home-in-wayne-county/

2017-02-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Brownsville (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wtae.com/article/fire-forces-dozens-out-of-brownsville-apartment-building/8674592

2017-02-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://kfor.com/2017/02/03/evacuations-underway-in-apartment-fire-in-northwest-oklahoma-city/
http://www.koco.com/article/fire-prompts-evacuations-at-northwest-okc-apartments/8674508

2017-02-03 - Apartment building under construction devastated by huge fire in Clayton (Australia), near the coast:
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/firefighter-injured-in-massive-fire-at-clayton-apartment-complex-20170203-gu5ea2.html

2017-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home in Spring Grove (Illinois), 1 killed:
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170204/news/170209453/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-dead-after-fire-in-spring-grove-home/

2017-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:20 AM in Vermillion (Kansas), 1 killed:
http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Northeast-Kansas-fire-leaves-one-dead-412578983.html
http://cjonline.com/news/2017-02-02/fire-claims-life-86-year-old-man-marshall-county

2017-02-03 - Deadly fire destroys home near Cloquet (Minnesota), 1 killed:
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/body-found-cloquet-fire/
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4211785-human-remains-found-scene-fire-near-cloquet
http://wjon.com/body-found-after-house-fire-near-cloquet/

2017-02-03 - Vacant building burns in New Bern (North Carolina):
http://wnct.com/2017/02/02/new-bern-fire-department-investigating-vacant-structure-fire/

2017-02-03 - Vacant home burns in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/firefighters-extinguish-fire-in-vacant-house/article_f653ada4-e991-11e6-bc42-9788332e4026.html
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/02/03/Firefighters_extinguish_fire_in_vacant_house/

2017-02-03 - Vacant home burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://www.news9.com/story/34420733/friday-morning-fire-causes-22000-in-damage-to-vacant-okc-home
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/NEWS9/827574789350973440

2017-02-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/34415765/firefighters-battle-house-fire-structure-collapsing

2017-02-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Macon (Georgia):
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/vacant-feagin-road-home-catches-fire

2017-02-03 - In separate incidents, vacant duplex and vacant home burn in East. St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article130433329.html

2017-02-03 - Vacant plant destroyed by huge fire in Greenville (South Carolina):
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2017/02/02/fire-rages-former-us-finishing-plant/97416124/
 



2017-02-03 - Man, 23, slumps over dead in car at gas station in Washington (Utah):
http://stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/02/03/cgb-news-short-man-found-dead-in-parking-lot-of-gas-station/

2017-02-03 - Man, 37, filmmaker, goes missing while diving, next seen dead in the water in the Florida Keys (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Search-Continues-for-Canadian-Filmmaker-Missing-Off-Florida-Keys-412715473.html
http://news.sky.com/story/shark-documentary-director-rob-stewart-missing-off-florida-10754335
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-missing-filmmaker-body-found-20170203-story.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/02/03/rob-stewart-dead_n_14607484.html
http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/body-found-in-underwater-search-for-missing-canadian-filmmaker-1.3269982
http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2017/02/03/us-coast-guard-calls-off-search-for-sharkwater-director-rob-stewart
http://www.local10.com/video/body-found-of-filmmaker-who-disappeared-during-diving-trip-in-keys
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article130649199.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-stewart-idUSKBN15I2YY
http://globalnews.ca/news/3226176/rob-stewart-coast-guard-update/

2017-02-03 - Man found dead in the water at Port Tampa in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/police-recovers-body-found-in-water-in-port-tampa
http://patch.com/florida/southtampa/body-found-water-near-port-tampa

2017-02-03 - Baby boy found dead at 5 AM at home in Prattville (Alabama):
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/03/autauga-infants-death-probed/97457882/
http://www.kltv.com/story/34423095/3-month-old-found-dead-in-autauga-county-home
http://www.wect.com/story/34423095/3-month-old-found-dead-in-autauga-county-home

2017-02-03 - Woman, 28, found dead in submerged car in watery ditch near Galivants Ferry (South Carolina):
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article130786364.html
http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/34422212/body-of-missing-woman-found-in-car-in-galivants-ferry

2017-02-03 - Woman, 67, dies at home, then small basement fire breaks out, in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania):
http://timesleader.com/uncategorized/631728/official-suburban-pittsburgh-woman-may-have-died-before-basement-fire-began
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/one-person-dead-in-penn-hills-fire/
http://www.wtae.com/article/fire-crews-battling-a-2-alarm-home-fire-in-penn-hills/8673029
http://triblive.com/local/pennhills/11891038-74/fire-hills-penn

2017-02-03 - Man drops dead before 1 AM along Whitfield Chapel Road in Lanham (Maryland):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/man-found-dead-outside-in-lanham-md/2017/02/03/14af56d2-e9ff-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?utm_term=.6288419338bd

2017-02-03 - Man, around 40, drops dead at camp in the Town of Southeast (New York):
http://putnam.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/mans-body-found-in-woods-in-southeast/698753/
http://patch.com/new-york/southeast/homeless-man-found-dead-southeast-woods

2017-02-03 - Man, 53, found dead at transitional housing facility in Clark County (Nevada):
http://kdwn.com/2017/02/03/nevada-inmate-found-dead/

2017-02-03 - Man, 42, found dead in Shoreview (Michigan):
http://www.kare11.com/news/local/missing-shoreview-father-found-dead/398767036

2017-02-03 - Man, 35, goes missing while free diving, next seen dead in the water near the Otago Peninsula (New Zealand):
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/rescuers-fail-find-free-diver
http://newzealand.shafaqna.com/EN/NZ/115696

2017-02-03 - Man, 65, found dead near coastal Smoothwater Bay (New Zealand):
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/trampers-body-found-westland
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323803/bodies-found-in-separate-missing-cases

Quote: "In a separate case, the body of a 65-year-old man who went missing during a day-long tramp on the West Coast has been found. His body was located near a bluff in a coastal area between Smoothwater Bay and Stafford Bay, and his death was not considered suspicious, police said."

2017-02-03 - Man, 19, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in coastal Karaka Bay (New Zealand):
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11794692
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-found-karaka-bay-wellington
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323774/body-of-missing-swimmer-found-in-wellington-bay

2017-02-03 - Woman, 19, found dead in well in coastal San Remigio (Philippine Islands):
http://www.panaynews.net/woman-found-dead-in-san-remigio-well/

2017-02-03 - Boy, 12, found dead in swimming pool, blood oozing from nose and mouth, in Kimberley (South Africa):
http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/northern-cape/distraught-dad-blames-municipality-friends-for-sons-death-7590200

Quote: "I found his body, he was only dressed in his underwear, with blood around his nose and mouth..."

2017-02-03 - Man drops dead in field near Hollow Lane in Canterbury (Britain):
http://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2776928/cops-probe-mans-death-after-body-found-lying-in-a-field-in-kent/
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/body-of-man-found-in-119992/

2017-02-03 - Boy, 16, suddenly sickens and dies in Darlington (Britain):
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15070752.Outpouring_of_sadness_at_news_of_Darlington_schoolboy_s_death/

2017-02-03 - Man, 58, found dead in the River Axe near Chard (Britain):
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2017-02-03/mans-body-found-in-the-river-axe/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/ian-rowley-s-family-informed-after-body-found-in-river-axe-near-chard-junction/story-30109275-detail/story.html

2017-02-03 - Man drops dead in flat in Dereham (Britain):
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/post_mortem_examination_into_death_of_man_found_in_dereham_flat_proves_inconclusive_1_4876591
http://thedailymillbury.com/uncategorized/neighbours-speak-of-shock-as-police-investigate-after-body-found-in-dereham-flat/10115

Note: Looks like Britain's funeral industry is set to have another profitable year - congrats, Britain!
 



2017-02-03 - Man, 52, loses consciousness, car hits mobile home, bursts into flame, in Middletown (Ohio), 1 killed:
http://www.wlwt.com/article/1-dead-as-car-crashes-into-middletown-mobile-home-catches-fire/8673749
http://www.fox19.com/story/34421820/one-dead-after-car-crashes-on-middletown-mobile-home
http://www.journal-news.com/news/dead-after-car-crashes-into-middletown-mobile-home/eyIkUkJ7mT9zXLaSAWc7wN/

Quote: "Witnesses told Ohio State Police that the driver seemed to be unconscious when his car crashed into the mobile home. 'Some witnesses had said that the driver appeared to be unconscious prior to drifting off the road and driving into trailer,' Lt. Clint Arnold with OSP."

2017-02-03 - Man, 51, has 'medical emergency', car hits ambulance head-on, ambulance bursts into flame, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan, 1 injured:
http://www.cbs58.com/story/34408588/medical-emergency-leads-to-head-on-collision-with-ambulance

Quote: "According to the Milwaukee Police, the 51-year-old driver of the car, which was east bound on Capitol Drive around 11:30 PM, experienced a medical emergency causing him to veer into the path of the west bound Medicare Ambulance.  The collision resulted in the ambulance catching fire, but the driver, a 40-year-old woman and lone occupant of the ambulance, was able to get out of the vehicle safely."

2017-02-03 - Small plane crashes into wind turbine in Melle (Germany), 1 killed:
http://www.thelocal.de/20170202/propeller-plane-crashes-into-wind-turbine-killing-pilot
http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/02/02/propeller-plane-crashes-into-wind-turbine-killing-pilot/

2017-02-03 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Nanneella (Australia, engine failure:
http://www.riverineherald.com.au/2017/02/03/5754/plane-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-in-nanneella

2017-02-03 - Passenger bus crashes down embankment en route to coastal Nuweiba (Egypt), 8 killed, 43 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20170204-57007-EGY

2017-02-03 - Passenger bus crashes off bridge onto dry riverbed, in Tavarekere (India), 10 injured:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/BMTC-bus-with-40-passengers-falls-off-Tavarekere-bridge-10-seriously-injured/article17169991.ece

2017-02-03 - Tanker truck blows tire and crashes at 7 AM on Yadkin River bridge in Forsyth County (North Carolina):
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/lane-still-closed-on-i--after-dairy-tanker-spills/article_7e5f6a03-02d6-5e3e-be74-32cd6e63ef42.html

Quote: "The crash occurred when a tire blew on the tanker truck as it was traveling over the highway’s bridge over the Yadkin River, said Sgt. N.R. Stell of the N.C. Highway Patrol."

Note: Bridges like this are now the most likely places besides coasts to lose consciousness, have a seizure, slump over dead, have your vehicle burst into flame or have a tire blowout, or some combination...

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer veers off road shortly after 6 AM, plunges down embankment, near Toftrees (Pennsylvania):
http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article130527649.html

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6:30 AM, on Grays Avenue in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://6abc.com/traffic/tractor-trailer-overturns-in-southwest-philadelphia/1735475/

2017-02-03 - SUV crashes at 5:15 AM, bursts into flame, in Omaha (Nebraska), 1 injured:
http://www.ketv.com/article/1-seriously-injured-in-crash-car-fire/8672349

2017-02-03 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, on I-270 in Columbus (Ohio), 1 injured:
http://nbc4i.com/2017/02/03/two-car-crash-fire-closes-interstate-270/

2017-02-03 - Car crashes into paddock, ignites brush fire, fire damages home, near Blenheim (New Zealand), near the coast:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11794716

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch or creek, in Fulton County (Ohio), 1 killed:
http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2017/02/03/Car-crashes-into-Fulton-County-creek.html
http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2017/02/04/Driver-dies-as-car-crashes-into-ditch.html

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, near airport in Orlando (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.wesh.com/article/body-found-in-car-in-ditch-near-oia/8672088

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road at 6:20 AM, hits pole, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:
http://news3lv.com/news/local/driver-dies-in-single-vehicle-occupant-crash-at-decatur-and-alexander

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Parma (New York), 1 injured:
http://www.whec.com/news/off-duty-firefighters-pull-driver-from-burning-vehicle/4390862/
 



2017-02-03 - Pack of 9 dogs attacks and kills woman in Inchanga (South Africa):
http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/nine-dogs-maul-woman-on-her-way-to-work-7593883
http://www.sott.net/article/341518-Pack-of-9-dogs-maul-woman-to-death-in-Inchanga-South-Africa

2017-02-03 - Dog attacks and seriously injures 2-year-old girl in coastal Fife (Scotland):
http://stv.tv/news/east-central/1379748-two-year-old-girl-suffers-facial-injuries-in-dog-attack/
http://www.sott.net/article/341473-Two-year-old-girl-mauled-by-terrier-in-horrific-attack-in-Fife-Scotland
 



2017-02-03 - Radiation levels hit record high at nuclear plant in Fukushima (Japan):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ED-20170203-57005-JPN
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/02/record-radiation-levels-at-fukushima.html
http://www.sciencealert.com/radiation-levels-in-the-fukushima-reactor-have-started-unexpectedly-climbing

Quote: "Radiation levels inside the plant's No. 2 reactor were estimated at 530 sieverts per hour at one spot, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday after analyzing images taken by a manually operated camera that probed the deepest point yet within the reactor. Even after taking a 30-percent margin of error into account, the radiation level was still far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts per hour detected by sensors in 2012 though at a point not as deep, TEPCO said. Radiation exposure at 530 sieverts per hour would effectively shut down TEPCO's planned robot camera probe in under two hours."

2017-02-03 - Cracked Delaware River bridge closed until at least April in Bucks County (Pennsylvania):
http://6abc.com/traffic/delaware-river-bridge-closed-until-at-least-april/1736251/
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2017/02/03/delaware-river-bridge-reopening-soon/97459540/
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Fractured-Pennsylvania-and-New-Jersey-Turnpike-Bridge-Over-Delaware-River-to-Remain-Closed-Through-At-Least-April-412718203.html

2017-02-03 - Bridge collapses in Pithoragarh (India), 2 killed, 3 injured:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/metal-bridge-collapses-in-pithoragarh-two-dead/articleshow/56941523.cms
 



2017-02-03 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the island of St. Lucia:
http://www.caribbean360.com/news/5-8-magnitude-quake-rattles-st-lucia-dominica-islands
http://www.sott.net/article/341636-Shallow-5-8-magnitude-quake-shakes-St-Lucia-and-other-islands

2017-02-03 - Massive iceberg set to break off Antarctic ice shelf – 'We are watching with bated breath':
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/02/massive-iceberg-set-to-break-off.html

2017-02-03 - Graph of the day - Arctic sea ice extent for January 2017:
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/02/graph-of-day-arctic-sea-ice-extent-for.html

2017-02-03 - Antarctic sea ice likely to hit new all-time record lows over the coming days:
http://robertscribbler.com/2017/02/02/antarctic-sea-ice-likely-to-hit-new-all-time-record-lows-over-coming-days/

Note: So BOTH poles are rapidly melting now...

2017-02-03 - Winter abandons Florida with record hot two-month stretch:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/02/record-warm-winter-in-south-florida.html

2017-02-03 - Series of heavy California blizzards make up for 37% of drought-induced snowpack deficit:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-snow-deficit-study-california-drought-20170131-story.html
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/02/storms-filled-37-percent-of-california.html

2017-02-03 - Lightning strike kills one person, injures 5 more, in Wartburg (South Africa):
http://www.all4women.co.za/993605/news/south-african-news/kzn-lightning-strike-kills-1-injures-5
http://www.sott.net/article/341490-Lightning-bolt-kills-1-injures-5-others-in-Wartburg-South-Africa

2017-02-03 - Freak weather in Spain devastates salad crops, leads to rationing of vegetables in UK supermarkets:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4189266/Pictured-freak-Spanish-weather-devastated-crops.html
http://www.sott.net/article/341516-Freak-weather-in-Spain-leaves-devastated-salad-crops-and-leads-to-rationing-of-vegetables-in-UK-supermarkets

2017-02-03 - Freak snowstorm hits the UAE:
http://www.rt.com/news/376240-uae-snowfall-winds-fire/
http://www.sott.net/article/341545-Freak-weather-Its-snowing-in-the-UAE

2017-02-03 - Connectivity - part of the food revolution:
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/02/03/508909/Connectivity-food-revolution

2017-02-03 - Doom gets aporkalyptic, bacon shortage looms in 2017:
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/01/now-its-getting-serious-2017-could-see-a-bacon-shortage.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/now-it-s-getting-serious-2017-could-see-bacon-shortage-n715351
http://wdtn.com/2017/02/01/now-its-getting-serious-2017-could-see-a-bacon-shortage/

2017-02-03 - Study finds excessive air pollution may account for a fifth of dementia cases:
http://www.rt.com/usa/376102-air-pollution-dementia-women/
http://www.sott.net/article/341446-Study-finds-excessive-air-pollution-may-account-for-a-fifth-of-dementia-cases

2017-02-03 - Radioisotope dating technique flawed suggests new study:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170131104433.htm
http://www.sott.net/article/341623-Radioisotope-dating-technique-flawed-suggest-new-study

2017-02-03 - Employees being replaced by contractors:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-employees-1486050443

Quote: "Never before have big employers tried so hard to hand over chunks of their business to contractors. From Google to Wal-Mart, the strategy prunes costs for firms and job security for millions of workers..."

2017-02-03 - Trump has already signed 22 executive actions — here's what each one does:
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-executive-orders-memorandum-proclamations-presidential-action-guide-2017-1/

2017-02-03 - The US economy is too damaged to be fixed, Trump will get the blame:
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3121-irreversible-damage-the-us-economy-cannot-be-repaired
http://www.sott.net/article/341629-The-US-economy-is-too-damaged-to-be-fixed

2017-02-03 - Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl show to feature hundreds of drones:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/04/technology/super-bowl-lady-gaga-drones/index.html
http://fox2now.com/2017/02/04/lady-gagas-super-bowl-show-to-feature-hundreds-of-drones/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/02/04/lady-gaga-super-bowl-drones/
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/lady-gaga-super-bowl-show-feature-hundreds-drones-article-1.2964256

Quote: "Earlier this week, the FAA declared a 34.5-mile radius around Houston’s NRG Stadium a 'no drone zone' on game day. But not for Gaga, who will perform under and amid the hundreds of lit-up drones on Sunday. It will be the first time the Super Bowl halftime show has incorporated drones."
 

9 comments:

  1. Yee-haw, Jonny! Amazing report, yet again, of "strange" things occurring all over the place: people bursting into flames in parked cars or found at the wheel in submerged vehicles, people goin' goofy and stripping down, acting weird and running around - today WITH CHILDREN! - bridges collapsing or becoming unusable, as is happening with exploding electrical infrastructure, and all the while the authorities lie through their teeth or completely ignore the cause (or chalk it up to some bullshit excuse). People ARE beginning to notice. After all, how are you going to ignore a fucking EXPLOSION that everyone for miles around can hear, HUGE freaking fires that are hard to put out or involve stuff that previously wasn't supposed to burn - like a POOL OF WATER or SCRAP METAL?! Young people dying in college dorms for no apparent reason (they blame it on "medical" issues, when the kids are in the prime of life and had no history of any problems). Sooner or later we're gonna want ANSWERS and Jonny has 'em! Your site should be REQUIRED reading for all law enforcement, fire department personnel and EMTs (not to mention all medical staff). Insurance companies should take note also!

    Let's see if anything new is going on:

    Britain is Running Out of Vegetables
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/britain-is-running-out-of-vegetables

    Supermarkets in Britain are beginning to ration their broccoli and iceberg lettuce after bad weather causes a shortage.

    [video news report]

    [some good news]
    Iran lifts ban on American wrestling team
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/iran-lifts-ban-on-american-wrestling-team

    The wrestlers were originally banned from the Feb. 16-17 competition after President Donald Trump temporarily suspended travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. [more]

    Nine killed in Pakistan avalanche: officials
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nine-killed-in-pakistan-avalanche-officials

    At least nine people were killed and three trapped when a giant avalanche of snow crashed into a village in northern Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. [more]

    One hiker killed, four injured in fall down California 'ice chute'
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/one-hiker-killed-four-injured-in-fall-down-california-ice-chute

    One person was killed and four injured on Saturday when they fell down a steep, icy ravine known as an ice chute while hiking in the mountains near Los Angeles, officials said. [more]

    Hold it or don't flush: Super Bowl could harm sinkhole mess
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hold-it-or-dont-flush-super-bowl-could-harm-sinkhole-mess

    A giant sinkhole in suburban Detroit is being threatened by the Super Bowl.
    Macomb County public works chief Candice Miller is worried that thousands of football fans will flush toilets at halftime Sunday night. She tells radio station WWJ that it could overwhelm a broken sewer line blamed for the sinkhole.
    [more]

    [The degrading environment will more and more often impact and disturb "life as we know it." From food scarcity to broken infrastructure and exploding homes, burning and/or collapsing apartments, and worse storms to sea level rise, it's all happening more often now.]

    Unprecedented snow claims over 40 lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan also affected
    https://www.sott.net/article/341652-Unprecedented-snow-claims-over-40-lives-in-Afghanistan-Pakistan-also-affected

    Over 40 people have been confirmed dead on Sunday as snowstorms wreak havoc on various parts of Afghanistan, prompting the government to declare Sunday a public holiday.
    [more]

    [more below]

    Tom


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  2. The Big Long: In Goldman Sachs We Trust
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/02/in-goldman-sachs-we-trust.html

    President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis...signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put in place in 2010.

    Treasury secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin Goldman Sachs will meet with members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council...Particular attention will be paid to the Volcker Rule limits on banks making speculative bets with their own funds, a restriction promoted by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. [more]

    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models
    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/02/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-600-percent-faster-predicted-current-models.html

    [this from an economic site]

    Two pit bulls attack Los Angeles man and kill his dog during evening walk
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pitbull-attack-man-kill-dog-lincoln-heights-20170203-story.html

    Oil's Promised Land Slips Away on OPEC Leaks
    https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-02-05/march-to-promised-oil-uplands-falls-flat-on-opec-leaks-trump

    It's just one month into OPEC's deal to cut production, and this could be as good as it gets for the group's attempt to rebalance the market. Rising output from those not included in the accord and from the U.S. is already undermining the effectiveness of the deal. The prospect for this leakage to worsen means we may now be seeing the beginning of the end of the march upward in prices. [more]

    [gas prices have dropped back to $2.36 here as of yesterday.]

    Tom

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  3. Two killed when van plunges off 101 Freeway overpass in Hollywood
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-van-plunges-onto-freeway-20170204-story.html

    [news report and text]

    A van broke through a barrier near the Barham Boulevard overpass in Hollywood Saturday night and crashed onto the 101 Freeway below, killing two and critically injuring two others, authorities said.

    The force of the impact with the barrier launched the van into the air and over the northbound lanes of the freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The van landed on the center median and then collided with a southbound vehicle. [more]

    PIOMAS February 2017
    http://neven1.typepad.com/

    Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: [see chart]

    Things just keep getting worse. After this year's trend line went well below all others last month, I was hoping January would bring some relief, some cold weather. The weather was cold, colder than November and December, but evidently not cold enough for some seriously anomalous ice accretion. And so the gap has widened. [more]

    NCEP/NCAR January warmest month since April 2016.
    https://moyhu.blogspot.co.uk/

    [hat tip for this (new) site (to me): Bill H over @ Scribbler]

    Rule #1: Don't Get High Off Your Own Supply
    http://ponziworld.blogspot.com/2017/02/gamblers-are-stoned.html

    The stoner's index was up 7% this week.

    The week ended January 27 was "the top performing week thus far, and the seventh straight week of gains,". As of January 27, the Cannabis Stock Index had gained 21.9 percent year-to-date, following a spike of 7.3 percent in the fourth week of 2017.

    The Stoner index is outperforming the S&P by 20% in 2017

    These are the stocks that are leading the market...

    They are a tad "speculative", having revenue lower than a hot dog stand...

    Tom

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  4. Series of avalanches kill over 100 across Afghanistan
    https://www.sott.net/article/341713-Series-of-avalanches-kill-over-100-across-Afghanistan

    Dog bites rise by 12% over a year in Charlotte, North Carolina
    https://www.sott.net/article/341706-Dog-bites-rise-by-12-over-a-year-in-Charlotte-North-Carolina

    Floods affect 60,000 and destroy 1,800 homes in Lambayeque, Peru
    https://www.sott.net/article/341683-Floods-affect-60000-and-destroy-1800-homes-in-Lambayeque-Peru

    Wild bear entering homes terrorizing villagers in Nepal
    https://www.sott.net/article/341654-Wild-bear-entering-homes-terrorizing-villagers-in-Nepal

    2 avalanches kill at least 10 in Chitral, Pakistan; snowfall breaks 20-year record
    https://www.sott.net/article/341653-2-avalanches-kill-at-least-10-in-Chitral-Pakistan-snowfall-breaks-20-year-record

    Tom

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  5. Note: Bridges like this are now the most likely places besides coasts to lose consciousness, have a seizure, slump over dead, have your vehicle burst into flame or have a tire blowout, or some combination...

    Jeez, I can't wait! I cross two to three bridges daily....
    So tired of being in grief mode over the demise of humanity...
    It's truly hard living with death in mind when you seem to be the only one who realizes what is happening. How do you guys do it? My partner made me clean up my act...didn't want me scaring the kids with my doomer crap any more. I don't know how to watch a run away crisis called human extinction happen and not have a few glasses and or bottles of wine. I'm closer to acceptance as nothing about any of this is in my control.
    Any way still here and reading daily!

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  6. Fran: nobody said it would be easy going through the (once 5, now 7) stages of grief - the last of which is the "fuck it" stage - where it no longer troubles you and you just keep on keeping on until you can't. i'm of the opinion that our death is just another chapter in what's going on - that maybe our consciousness blends in with the universe and we come to understand that we're the whole thing. It makes no sense to write this, since what I'm trying to convey is inexpressible in words. Don't fear death, just let go when it's time.

    i'm hoping for a quick H2S-type death myself (2nd choice, lightning stike). I don't wanna be lingering around, with non-existent quality of life, mumbling incoherently while drooling and smelling like ass. Keep that! i'm all for being unconscious while driving my car into a lake, where they discover me about 2 weeks later sitting at the wheel with a smile on my face. We'll see.

    Really glad you're still with us though, Fran. Camaraderie helps.

    Enormous jellyfish mass die-off turns sand beaches in blue in Australia (video)
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/jellyfish-die-off-australia-video-pictures.html

    [unfortunately, humans don't have that "hive mind" where everyone decides at the same time to do the same thing]

    [I finally got this site back after mysteriously being asked why I wanted to access it by my computer and not being able to work around it for some time. I deleted the link and waited til now to try it again.]

    Alert level raised at Kanlaon and Bulusan (Philippines), strong eruptive events at Sheveluch (Russia), Sinabung (Indonesia), Turrialba (Costa Rica), Colima (Mexico)
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/volcanic-explosions-worldwide-videos-kanlaon-and-bulusan-philippines-la-fournaise-reunion-sinabung-indonesia-turrialba-costa-rica-colima-mexico.html

    Tom

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  7. Thanks Tom, your words were what I needed. Here's to hoping it's quick ;-)

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  8. Hmmm, how do I deal with it - six years of practice, and lack of an alternative! (I don't consider ignoring the reality of the situation a real alternative, though some people might, and the same is true of suicide.) Also, I'm always on the lookout for any shred of irony or humor, and I lean on my sense of humor, a lot - that's gotten me through many hard times before. But yeah, it's definitely hard sometimes, that's for sure.

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  9. I work and live on grand lake. I knew the risks when I came home. The reality of what's happening sometimes gets the best of me but I needless to say, this is were I want to be when the end comes for me. Thanks for reminding me to lighten up...lol!

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