Friday, February 24, 2017

Event Update For 2017-02-23

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

2017-02-23 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 injured:

2017-02-23 - Waste management plant heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Singapore:

2017-02-23 - Chemical plant explodes and burns in Fergana (Uzbekistan), fatalities reported:

2017-02-23 - Ammunition recycling plant explodes and burns near Policka (Czech Republic), 19 injured:

2017-02-23 - Driver, 26, has 'medical emergency', SUV slams into home, in Newark (Delaware), 2 injured:

Quote: "A vehicle slammed into a house on the 200 block of Bent Lane in Newark, Delaware, around 3 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say the 26-year-old driver suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash."

2017-02-23 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane makes emergency landing in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Denver to Chicago's Midway Airport made an emergency landing in Omaha after an 'unusual odor' was detected in the cabin Thursday, the airline confirmed."

2017-02-23 - Passenger plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands), another passenger plane has engine failure too:

Quote: "It came just hours after Flybe flight 783 from Glasgow to Birmingham made an emergency landing after the pilot was forced to shut down one of its engines mid-air due to a technical fault."

2017-02-23 - Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia:

2017-02-23 - Greenland ice loss accelerating:

Quote: "The accelerating surface melt has doubled Greenland’s contribution to global sea level rise since 1992–2011, to 0.74 mm per year. 'Nobody expected the ice sheet to lose so much mass so quickly,' says geophysicist Isabella Velicogna of the University of California, Irvine. 'Things are happening a lot faster than we expected.'"

2017-02-23 - Yacht bursts into flame at Kangaroo Point in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

2017-02-23 - Boat, brand new truck and outbuilding destroyed by fire at home in Spokane Valley (Washington), nobody there:

Quote: "No one was inside the outbuilding at the time of the fire, however the loss is substantial. On top of the building, the couple had a lifetime collection of tools, a brand new truck and a boat inside. Firefighters say those are all destroyed."

Note: These are the 147th and 148th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Maipo (Chile):

Note: This is the 186th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-02-23 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the M4 near Ramsbury (Britain):

Quote: "A blazing car transporter on the M4 halted traffic between junctions 16 and 17 this morning. It is believed that driver of the lorry is unhurt but the entire cargo of vans and cars was destroyed in the fire."

Note: This is the 13th car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-02-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Elmwood Park (New Jersey):

2017-02-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-89 near Georgia (Vermont):

Quote: "There was traffic trouble for drivers on I-89 south near Exit 18. Photos show a tractor-trailer on in flames on the Interstate."

2017-02-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

Quote: "If you noticed traffic wasn't moving Thursday morning, this could be why: Commuters heading westbound on Interstate-10 heading into Pensacola ran into bumper-to-bumper traffic because an 18-wheeler caught fire near 9th Avenue."

2017-02-23 - Tractors, truck, forklift, 300 tons of hay and barn destroyed by fire shortly after 5 AM near Tulelake (California):

Quote: "Hickman said an estimated 300 tons of hay was in the barn when it caught fire as well as multiple vehicles including a truck, multiple tractors and a fork lift. Due to the intensity of the fire, the building and its contents were considered a total loss, with Hickman commenting hay fires are a particular challenge to extinguish."

2017-02-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 89 in Alliston (Canada):

2017-02-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:01 AM on the M6 near Lazonby (Britain):

Quote: "Large goods vehicle fire(South Lakeland) 23 Feb 2017 At 04:01 two fire engines from Penrith and one fire engine from Lazonby attended a large vehicle fire between junctions 41 and 40 on the M6. Fire crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and compressed air foam to tackle the fire. Crews were on scene for around two and a half hours."

2017-02-23 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame in coastal Ilfracombe (Britain):

Note: These are the 310th through 318th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-23 - RV bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked on Dulin Clark Road in Centreville (Maryland):

Note: This is the 60th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-23 - Van bursts into flame on Route 140 in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2017-02-23 - SUV bursts into flame at Walmart in Scottsbluff (Nebraska):

2017-02-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 12:31 AM on street in Florence (California):

2017-02-23 - Car explodes into flame at auto shop, fire spreads, business destroyed, in Wolcott (Connecticut):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame on street in Radnor (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame on US 69 in Nederland (Texas):

2017-02-23 - Funeral hearse bursts into flame on street in coastal Iloilo City (Philippine Islands):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame on Le Van Luong Street in Hanoi (Vietnam):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame at 2:51 AM while parked on Makedonitissa Avenue in Nicosia on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Thane (India):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame near the Scotsman Hotel in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame on the M60 in Ashton-Under-Lyne (Britain):

2017-02-23 - Car bursts into flame at 12:44 AM on Rombalds Drive in Skipton (Britain):

2017-02-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 near Middlemoor (Britain):

2017-02-23 - Auto shop destroyed ny fire just before 6 AM in Grafton (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2017-02-23 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:19 PM in Oak Township (Minnesota), 16 calves and 2 goats killed:

2017-02-23 - Barn and home go up in flames in Hollis (Maine):

2017-02-23 - Barn destroyed by fire in Galax (Virginia):

2017-02-23 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Lao Khwan District (Thailand), 2000 pigs killed:

2017-02-23 - Tile business heavily damaged by fire in coatsal Miami (Florida):

2017-02-23 - Warehouse goes up in flames in Logan Township (New Jersey):

2017-02-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM in the Town of Sharon (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2017-02-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire in San Angelo (Texas), nobody there:

2017-02-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lake Forest (Illinois):

2017-02-23 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive fire at 12:30 AM in Birmingham (Alabama):

2017-02-23 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Mountain Pine (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2017-02-23 - Deadly fire burns home in Massena (New York), 1 killed:

2017-02-23 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM in Nicholas County (West Virginis), 1 killed:

2017-02-23 - Vacant home burns at 5:50 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-02-23 - Vacant home burns at 2:15 AM on Liberty Street in West Milford (West Virginia):

2017-02-23 - Vacant home burns in coastal Yonkers (New York):

2017-02-23 - Vacant home burns before 5 AM in Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-02-23 - Man, 68, found dead in the water at resort in coastal Islamorada (Florida):

2017-02-23 - Person found dead on boat in the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-02-23 - Man, 52, drops dead in jail cell before 4 AM in Kern County (California):

2017-02-23 - Man, 26, drops dead in jail cell before 6:10 AM in Houtzdale (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-23 - Woman found dead in Alameda Creek in coastal Fremont (California):

2017-02-23 - Person found dead near Pigeon Creek in Evansville (Indiana):

2017-02-23 - Man found dead in the Chicago River in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-02-23 - Person found dead in the water at Cosby Lake Park (Alabama):

2017-02-23 - Person found dead in pond in Cowley County (Kansas):

2017-02-23 - Man found dead on the banks of Cobbs Creek under bridge in Upper Darby (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-23 - Man, 31, found dead in ditch in Quitman (Mississippi):

2017-02-23 - Man, 55, Russian consul, drops dead in his flat in Athens (Greece):

2017-02-23 - Man, crewmember, sickens on ship near the Isle of Unst (Scotland), dies shortly later:

Quote: "A crew member of the 'Cap Saint Georges' has died after being airlifted to hospital in the morning of Feb 23, 2017. The death was thought to be related to a medical matter and next of kin are being informed. The man was airlifted by Shetland Coastguard from the fishing vessel north east of Unst after the call was raised at around 8 a.m."

2017-02-23 - Man, 46, found dead in flat in Greater Leys (Britain):

2017-02-23 - Small plane crashes near La Porte Road at Grimy Gulch Road near Bangor (California), 2 injured:

2017-02-23 - Small plane crashes into paddock near the Princes Highway near Traralgon (Australia):

2017-02-23 - SUV and tractor trailer crash, both burst into flame, in Fairfax (Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-02-23 - SUV slams into dentist office in Midfield (Alabama), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2017-02-23 - Two cars crash, fire erupts, on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-02-23 - Car crashes in Chicago (Illinois), 4 injured:

Quote: "There have been reports that the driver of the car suffered a medical episode just before the crash, but those reports have not been confirmed by fire officials or police."

2017-02-23 - Car veers off road, hits pole, overturns, bursts into flame, in Memphis (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2017-02-23 - Car veers off road before 5:27 AM, hits pole, in coastal Oxnard (California), 1 injured:

2017-02-23 - Man, 26, breaks into home with knife and tire iron, stabs dog, shrugs off taser, gets shot dead by cops, in Brooksville (Florida):

Quote: "Monday morning, the 6-year-old canine found himself being stabbed by a crazed man with a knife in one hand and a tire iron in the other, after the man burst through Terry Greene's back door."

Quote: "As for the attacker, calls started pouring into the 911 center about a man acting bizarre in the area. When deputies found 26-year-old Taylor Kendall Hodge, he was armed with a knife. They used a Taser, but deputies say it had no effect. Hodge was eventually shot and killed by deputies."

2017-02-23 - Naked woman, 32, goes on rampage at chapel, says she's looking for bomb, in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2017-02-23 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 8-year-old girl and dog, others stung too, in Norco (California):

2017-02-23 - Leopard attacks and injures 11 people in Assam (India), villagers track it down and kill it:

2017-02-23 - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge sagging and cracking on Highway 1 in coastal Big Sur (California):

2017-02-23 - Home collapses in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2017-02-23 - Three-story building under construction collapses in Raipur (India), 13+ injured:

2017-02-23 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-23 - America’s aging dams are in need of repair:

2017-02-23 - Earthquake swarm strikes near Noves de Segre (Spain):

2017-02-23 - It might feel good, but February’s intense heat is a very bad sign:

2017-02-23 - Lightning strike kills woman in Bowral (Australia):

2017-02-23 - Winter storm to bring swath of snow to the Great Plains and the Upper Midwest:

2017-02-23 - Snowstorm after snowstorm leaves massive amounts of snow piles up around Lake Tahoe (California):

Quote: "And then came February, and the Sierra Nevada was slammed yet again with moisture-packed storms fueled by atmospheric rivers. 'We usually see three or four atmospheric rivers in a season,' said Scott McGuire, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Reno. 'We've already had 10. We've had so much snow to the point where it's getting hard to measure.'"

Note: Another high-precip event...

2017-02-23 - Thick cloud of Saharan dust spreads across Southeast Europe:

2017-02-23 - 'Independence Day' clouds appear over Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Medellin (Colombia):

2017-02-23 - Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon oil spill give clues to air pollution and human heart disease:

2017-02-23 - Fukushima disaster survivors to move back to radioactive homes:

2017-02-23 - Fifth newly discovered asteroid zips by Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 8, 2017:

2017-02-23 - UFO sightings at an all-time high:

2017-02-23 - Unknown flashing lights spotted in the sky over Gourock (Scotland):

2017-02-23 - AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs:

2017-02-23 - Swedish politician proposes paid sex breaks for workers:


  1. Now why can't WE have politicians like that Swede?! Progressive, holistically thinking, and caring about the common worker - I mean, what's not to like?

    Out with my wife til midnight at the club (Darlingtyn played after a warm-up Dead cover band, called 3 - 12 I think). It's always so poignant, knowing what I know, watching the kids having fun and dancing, unaware and enjoying the lovely night.

    Strong M6.9 earthquake hits Fiji – no tsunami threat

    Strong eruptions at Sheveluch (Russia) and Sinabung (Indonesia) volcanoes

    Meteor fireball sighted over South Island, New Zealand

    Climate changes alarm: Colorado River drought woes could affect 41 million Americans

    Researchers from Colorado State University and University of Arizona are predicting the Colorado River will suffer up to a 55 percent reduction in volume by the end of this century, due to global warming. That will be concern to the 41 million people in seven states of the American Southwest that use the river's supply for drinking water, and affect the water supply for six million acres of farmland. [more]

    Rare February thunderstorm hits Central New York

    Lightning struck a house in Solvay while the owner was inside. (No one was hurt.) An elevator at Destiny USA halted momentarily as the power flickered, one witness said. Rain was so intense that even with wipers on high, motorists had a hard time seeing. One Solvay resident reported pea-sized hail. [more]

    52 feet (16 meters) of snow and counting: California's record-breaking snowfalls continue

    At the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort, seven feet fell in just the past week. The snow is so high that it buried chairlifts and ski patrol shacks. [more; geez!]

    Thunder snow and lightning filmed in Grand Chute, Wisconsin

    News Links, February 25, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Former IMF Chief and Dozens of Former Bank Execs Just Got Sentenced to Jail

    J.C. Penney holiday quarter sales drop, to shut 130-140 stores

    RBS Will Cut $2.5 Billion of Costs After Ninth Straight Loss

    John McCain Illegally Travels To Syria, Meets With Leaders And Fighting Groups; No Criticism From MSM

    Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible

    Chinese factory in Myanmar ransacked by hundreds of angry workers

    Police Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets To Break Up Anti-Immigrant Protests In South Africa

    The U.S. Nuclear Energy Dream Is Dying

    Canadian oil sands: 4.7 Billion Barrels Just Evaporated In This World Class Oil Play

    [continued below]


  2. Dream of Offshore U.S. Wind Power May Be Too Ugly for Trump

    How Do We Design a DeGrowth Economy?

    Climate Change: Warming Temperatures Could Kill Deep Ocean Life-Forms By 2100 [could be a lot sooner too!]

    FBI refused White House request to refute story on Trump-Russia link [fire the FBI]

    State Department Writes Anti-Leak Memo... Which Quickly Leaks To The Washington Post

    TEPCO says it will make plan this summer to clean up Fukushima plant [bwah-haaa-haaaaaaaaaaaaa]

    Hokkaido's latest freight train derailment disrupts commuter service between Sapporo, Hakodate

    Soaring antibiotic resistance fuels steep rise in use of 'last hope' drugs

    How Much Money Laundering is Going On in the Housing Market? A Lot

    New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

    Trump's Policies Are Authoritarian, Not Populist

    Trump Administration Makes Its First Move to Build Border Wall

    The United States of Permanent War

    The Corporate Soylent Idiocracy aka. Zombies

    Globalization is bankrupt. Morally, intellectually, and financially...

    We've become a society of total fucking morons from top to bottom. Not partial morons. 100% hardcore dunces euthanized by corporate junk food and junk culture. A Soylent Idiocracy. If you're reading this before the collapse, statistically you don't exist. Sorry. [more]

    Accelerating growth in CO₂ levels in the atmosphere

    [Paul says there's nothing to worry about, we can handle it!]

    Siberia's 'doorway to the Underworld' Is Getting So Big It's Uncovering Ancient Forests

    [hat-tip Abel Adamski @ Scribbler's]

    The U.S. Geological Survey hails an early spring — and ties it to climate change

    California's coastal Highway 1 is now temporarily closed in several places after recent storms,amp.html

    After being battered by above-average rain this winter, California’s coastal Highway 1 remains temporarily closed in several places roughly between Ragged Point and Carmel. [more]

    Antarctic ice crack could cause big rise in sea level

    A massive crack in an Antarctic ice shelf — 110 miles long and 1,500 feet wide — appears set to create a gigantic iceberg larger than Rhode Island, potentially leaving an “unstable configuration,” according to researchers. [more]

    3 Critically Injured in Okla. Gas Well Explosion

    In 6 months, the moon will block out the sun, and social media will explode


  3. Magician Daryl Easton Found Dead at Hollywood’s Magic Castle

    Magician Daryl Easton was found dead at Hollywood’s Magic Castle on Friday, Variety has confirmed with the Los Angeles county coroner.

    A ruling on Easton’s cause of death is still pending, according to Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County department of coroner.
    Easton’s body was found in a closet on the grounds of the Magic Castle, according to the initial report by TMZ. He was reportedly found in his underwear with a bag over his head.

    Second Orange Gator in the Carolinas

    [21 sec. video report]

    Superbugs Grow in Hospital Plumbing: Study

    [stay out of hospitals!]

    Sightings are at an all-time high, according to UFO researcher

    According to Sam Monfort, a US PhD student who collected data provided by the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings are at an all-time high. For instance, there were 10,000 claimed sightings in 1990, but by 2010 there were roughly 45,000 sightings every year.

    He also noted that the type of UFOs that people claim to see have changed over time. For most of the twentieth century, UFO sightings mainly consisted of flying saucers and cigar shapes, but these days most people describe them as strange lights.

    What's also interesting about his report, is that it shows just how many UFO sightings occur in the US. Monfort described Americans as "hilariously more likely to report a UFO sighting than anyone else." Americans report these objects at a rate that is 300 times the global average. He also found that UFO sightings in the US tend to spike on the 4th of July (for obvious reasons), but that trend has escalated significantly since 2008. [more]

    PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

    [more below]


  4. Truth Or Consequences. The Choice Was Made.

    There are two types of economics - those that apply to reserve-currency hegemons, and those that apply to everyone else. For the lucky hegemon, the cost of the intervening alchemy and malfeasance accumulates, and the bill is served at the end. Which brings us to "now"...

    U.S. Economic Growth slowed in 2016 to 1.6%
    U.S. Deficit in 2016 was 3% of GDP

    In other words, were it not for Ponzi borrowing, the U.S. would already be in recession. In addition, "excitement" over the election has papered over the other data that is pointing to a very hard landing. 

    The hardest landing ever...

    First off, the fact that all retailers ex-Amazon are imploding at the exact same time, should have been a canary in the coal mine. These are not all "bricks and mortar" retailers either. Land's End garners most of its sales via catalog and online

    Stock prices can be manipulated all day via buybacks, mass layoffs and other gimmicks to create fake wealth. However, commodities don't lie... 

    Oil and gas inventories both reached new record highs this week. And gasoline demand fell 5% year over year which is "unheard of" outside of recession. 

    Next, food commodities are imploding similar to 2008. [more]

    Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn

    For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new scientific analysis suggests that that could change much sooner and much faster than thought possible. [more]

    There is so much snow in Kazakhstan right now that people have to build tunnels to get out of their homes

    Popocatepetl volcano explodes again in Mexico

    A magnitude 6.9 - 283km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji is the second major quake of today and the 5th of February and was expected