Monday, March 13, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-12

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

2017-03-12 - Man sits near heater, his clothes ignite and burn him to death, in Joliet (Illinois):

Note: From the full hypothesis: "People's clothing will spontaneously combust from time to time, or ignite very very easily from the slightest spark or heat, as has been happening with increasing frequency and people will be burned to death as a consequence." A lot of these fires are flying below the radar because a lot of the time, someone will ignite then collapse, still burning, which ignites their home, and by the time firefighters show up, the entire home is in flames, so then it just looks like any ol' fatal fire. Same with the cars bursting into flame. Sometimes a car bursts into flame and then the car runs off the road and hits a tree, and responders show up and assume that the impact is what caused the fire instead of the fire causing the impact...

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 13:55 (No:05201) Car fire, out on arrival, inspection only by Fire Service."

2017-03-12 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Beverley Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Beverley Road, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 19:23 (No:05239) Motorcycle involved in fire. Extinguished using buckets of water."

Note: Beverley Road in Hull is where a home just exploded and burned and killed a person, mentioned in the 2017-03-10 update...

2017-03-12 - Carpet, tires and rubbish go up in flames on Chapman Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Chapman Street, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 21:49 (No:05247) Fire involving rubbish, carpets and tyres. Battery operated cutters in use to gain access to site. Two hose reels, one main jet and four BA in use."

2017-03-12 - Tires go up in flames on Southcoates Lane in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Southcoates Lane, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:58 (No:05180) Tyres on fire, one hose reel."

2017-03-12 - Rotten egg odor reported on Logan Close in coastal Hull (Britain), nothing found:

Quote: "Logan Close, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 18:22 (No:05229) Report of a smell of gas in the area. Investigated but no smell found."

2017-03-12 - Volcanic unrest - Popocatepetl (Mexico), Sinabung (Indonesia), Fuego (Guatemala), Erta Ale (Ethiopia), Etna (Italy), Bogoslof (USA) and Pacaya (Guatemala):

Note: MISA Theory keeps on chuggin'...

2017-03-12 - The world’s oceans are storing up staggering amounts of heat, and it’s even more than we thought:

Quote: "A new study, out Friday in the journal Science Advances, suggests that since 1960, a staggering 337 zetajoules of energy — that’s 337 followed by 21 zeros — has been added to the ocean in the form of heat. And most of it has occurred since 1980."

Note: I'll type that out, cuz it looks impressive: 337,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules. I'm sure the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide are extremely happy about all that heat, which will help them grow their colonies and expunge us from the surface of the Earth all the faster...

2017-03-12 - Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose at record pace for 2nd straight year:

2017-03-12 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in coastal South Kingston (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Firefighters battled flames at a house on Gooseberry Road in South Kingstown Sunday night. Neighbors reported hearing a 'big blast' sometime after 8 p.m. and then saw flames."

Note: This is the 90th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-03-12 - Furniture market devastated by massive fire at 4:20 AM in Delhi (India):

2017-03-12 - Tire factory destroyed by fire in coastal Gujarat (India):

2017-03-12 - Cargo ship erupts in flame near Jumeirah Beach near coastal Dubai (UAE):

Note: This is the 188th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-12 - Four school buses go up in flames while parked in Brandywine (Maryland):

Quote: "Fire officials say four school buses caught fire in a parking lot, causing a quarter of a million dollars in damage. The Prince George's County Fire Department says the fire was reported about 9 a.m. Sunday in the Brandywine area at a school bus parking on Short Cut Road. Four buses were on fire. The fire was extinguished and no one was injured. Investigators believe the fire originated in one of the buses and then spread."

Note: These are the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th school buses to burn in 2017, and these are the 211th, 212th, 213th and 214th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-03-12 - Tour bus hit by explosion and fire while parked in Puzi (Taiwan), near the coast:

2017-03-12 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near coastal Ghar Dalam on the island of Malta:

2017-03-12 - Transit bus bursts into flame on the M1 in Johannesburg (South Africa):

Note: These are the 215th, 216th and 217th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-03-12 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on County Road 1145 near Daingerfield (Texas):

2017-03-12 - Tractor, pickup truck, three cars and barn destroyed by fire in Pulaski Township (Michigan), 3 injured:

Quote: "Two other cars, a pickup truck, a tractor, tools and other items were in the garage, reduced mostly to a smoking heap of blackened rubble."

Note: These are the 427th and 428th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-12 - RV bursts into flame, fire spreads to RV trailer, on coastal St. Helena Island (South Carolina):

2017-03-12 - RV and barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Darien (New York), several animals killed:

Quote: "Some horses, cows and family pets in the barn did not make it out; a recreational vehicle was also inside."

Note: These are the 84th and 85th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-12 - Van bursts into flame near the N7 in Kildare (Ireland):

2017-03-12 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2017-03-12 - SUV bursts into flame on I-10 near Tucson (Arizona):

2017-03-12 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Corpus, Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame on Route 97 in Boxford (Massachusetts):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame on I-75, ignites woods, in Charlotte County (Florida):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame at 5:05 AM on Route 422 in Royersford (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot in Melville (New York), near the coast:

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on I-30 in Dallas (Texas):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 50 in Salem (Wisconsin):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame near Dubuque Drive near Knoxville (Iowa):

2017-03-12 - Several cars go up in flames while parked outside auto shop in Windsor (Canada):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Redhill (Britain):

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame at 2:25 AM on Gurney Road in Mousehold Heath, Sprowston (Britain):

2017-03-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Torpeek Cross near Ivybridge (Britain):

2017-03-12 - RV trailer explodes and burns at home in Lebanon (Indiana), 1 injured:

2017-03-12 - Pickup truck, motorcycle, skid loader, lawn mower and barn destroyed by fire in Albany (Minnesota):

Quote: "The building was a total loss, as well as a pickup truck, a skid loader, motorcycle and lawnmower. Winkels was unable to provide a damage estimate."

2017-03-12 - Historic barn destroyed by fire on West Tupper Lake Road in Lake Odessa (Michigan):

2017-03-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Oneida (Wisconsin), 2 cows killed:

2017-03-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in Clearwater Township (Michigan), some piglets killed:

2017-03-12 - Brush fire threatens homes in Lehigh Acres (Florida), near the coast:

2017-03-12 - Generator bursts into flame just before 11 PM, fire spreads to home, on Brookfield Drive in Austin (Texas):

2017-03-12 - Generator bursts into flame, fire spreads to fourplex, near Lake Stickney in Lynnwood (Washington):

2017-03-12 - Convenience store destroyed by huge blaze at 11 PM in McClellanville (South Carolina):

2017-03-12 - Commercial building heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-03-12 - CVS distribution center damaged by fire in Orlando (Florida):

2017-03-12 - Laundromat destroyed by fire in Malone (New York):

2017-03-12 - Church destroyed by fire in Milford (New York):

2017-03-12 - Mixed-use building destroyed by fire in Stowe (Vermont):

2017-03-12 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Flat Creek Church Road in Weaverville (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-03-12 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), nobody there:

2017-03-12 - Home damaged by fire at 1:59 AM in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:47 PM in Santa Ana (California), 5 people injured, 10 animals killed:

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire along Cayuga Lake (New York):

Quote: "Scanner traffic indicates that several crews from Seneca County are battling a fire on State Route 89 along Cayuga Lake."

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire shortly before 5 AM in Eaton Township (Ohio):

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Columbia (South Carolina):

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 5 AM in Watauga County (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-03-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Mont Vernon (New Hampshire):

2017-03-12 - Home destroyed by massive fire on Timber Lake Drive in Holts Summit (Missouri):

2017-03-12 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in the Town of Pelican (Wisconsin):

2017-03-12 - Two homes go up in flames at 5 AM in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2017-03-12 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM on Meadowlake Drive in Caln Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-12 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive blaze in Baseline-Merivale, Ottawa (Canada):

2017-03-12 - Apartment building destroyed by huge fire in Cohoes (New York):

2017-03-12 - Deadly fire burns home in Blytheville (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2017-03-12 - Deadly fire burns home in Mt. Morris Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-03-12 - Deadly fire burns home in Dyer (Indiana), 1 killed:

2017-03-12 - Deadly fire burns home in Dalton (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-03-12 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Henrietta (New York), 2 killed:

2017-03-12 - Deadly fire burns apartment building just after midnight in Hollywood (California), 1 killed:

2017-03-12 - Vacant building destroyed by fire before 6:15 AM in Smoketown area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-03-12 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 11 PM in Ames (Iowa):

2017-03-12 - Vacant bowling alley destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Pike Creek (Delaware):

2017-03-12 - Vacant barn destroyed by fire at 5:56 AM in Marden (Britain):

2017-03-12 - Coral reefs continue dying all across the planet:

Quote: "The world has lost roughly half its coral reefs in the last 30 years. Scientists are now scrambling to ensure that at least a fraction of these unique ecosystems survives beyond the next three decades. The health of the planet depends on it: Coral reefs support a quarter of all marine species, as well as half a billion people around the world."

Quote: "'This isn’t something that’s going to happen 100 years from now. We’re losing them right now,' said marine biologist Julia Baum of Canada’s University of Victoria. 'We’re losing them really quickly, much more quickly than I think any of us ever could have imagined.' Even if the world could halt global warming now, scientists still expect that more than 90 percent of corals will die by 2050."

2017-03-12 - Hundreds of black-billed gulls believed to have died of starvation in Waikaia (New Zealand):

Note: So what happened to what they usually eat? Already dead, causing die-off to move up the food chain?

2017-03-12 - Two men, 53 and 62, drop dead in separate apartments on the same floor in the same building in Lancaster (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Bradley estimated the men are in their 50s or 60s. He said the body of one man was discovered around 7:30 p.m. When another resident went to check on a tenant down the hall, the tenant was also found to be deceased. Bradley didn't know how many apartments are in the building but said there are four units on the third floor. He said neither man had any visible injuries and said a preliminary investigation indicated the men died of natural causes."

Quote: "Lt. Michael Bradley said that tests were done for carbon monoxide in the building, but that no trace of the deadly gas was found."

Note: No way to know if it was natural causes that fast, so they're obviously bullsh#tting here. They'd have to do two autopsies and two toxicologies, and the latter would take weeks, and they'd also have to take samples of matter from the environment in case they were killed by hydrogen sulfide, since that wouldn't show up in toxicologies (assuming they were to do toxicologies, which, oddly, they're apparently not) and they didn't do that. Ergo, all the coroner can do is make a guess since he or she was incompetent in terms of ruling everything out that should have been ruled out before making a determination. This is very similar to another incident, where two men, both age 52, dropped dead in separate but adjacent homes on the same night in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), mentioned in the 2013-03-15 update. There've been many similar multi-death incidents like that since then, obviously not coincidences...

2017-03-12 - Two men, stowaways, found dead on cargo ship in coastal Kaliningrad (Russia):

2017-03-12 - Two people, 18 and 19, found dead in lake near Chilkur (India):

2017-03-12 - Man, 44, has heart problems and collapses dead in the St. Lucie River near coastal Stuart (Florida):

Quote: "Green got out of his kayak and walked the vessels back to the island in chest-deep water to remove water from the kayak, the FWC report stated. Based on a witness' account, Green appeared to experience 'possible cardiac trouble during the incident.'"

2017-03-12 - Man, 51, drops dead in bathroom at coastal JFK Airport (New York):

2017-03-12 - Baby girl found dead in apartment in coastal Harlem (New York):

Note: A man just dropped dead in the subway in Harlem the day before too, mentioned in the 2017-03-11 update...

2017-03-12 - Baby found dead in apartment in Denver (Colorado):

2017-03-12 - Woman, 27, found dead in ditch in Washington Park (Illinois):

2017-03-12 - Middle-aged woman found dead in car in Daviess County (Missouri):

2017-03-12 - Man, 62, slumps over dead in minivan in parking lot at Walmart in White House (Tennessee):

2017-03-12 - Woman found dead along with pickup truck in the water at wharf on coastal Kent Island (Maryland):

2017-03-12 - Woman found dead in the Columbia River near Chinook (Washington):

2017-03-12 - Man in his 60s found dead at 7:15 AM near the Colisée de Quebec in Quebec City (Canada):

2017-03-12 - Man found dead at property in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-03-12 - Man, 20, Israeli tourist, drops dead in hotel room in Pokhara (Nepal):,7340,L-4934375,00.html

2017-03-12 - Man, 46, found dead in well in Duwakot (Nepal):

2017-03-12 - Man, 20, dies at pool party at hotel in Ajumako (Ghana), ten miles from the coast:

Quote: "Residents say this is the third time in a row someone has died in March at a pool party at the venue."

2017-03-12 - Man found dead in the River Ogmore in Aberkenfig (Britain):

2017-03-12 - Woman found dead in the sea near the island of Jersey (Britain):

2017-03-12 - Woman in her 30s or 40s found dead in apartment in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2017-03-12 - Passenger plane hit by odor, plane returns to Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "'We had a smell in the cabin, it's not in the cockpit,' the pilot said. 'It seems to have dissipated, but we're going to come in and make a precautionary landing in Charlotte.'"

2017-03-12 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Tampa (Florida), engine failure:

2017-03-12 - Small plane makes belly landing at airport in Centennial (Colorado), landing gear problem:

2017-03-12 - Helicopter crashes into garden in coastal Carlingford (Ireland), 2 injured:

2017-03-12 - Small helicopter crashes in Surry County (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-03-12 - Passenger bus plows into crowd before 4:30 AM in coastal Gonaïves (Haiti), 38+ killed, 15 injured:

Quote: "A bus has hit a crowd of people near the Haitian city of Gonaives, killing 38 people and injuring 15 according to reports. The incident took place approximately 150 kilometers north of the capital Port-au-Prince at approximately 4am Sunday morning, reports Reuters."

2017-03-12 - Tractor trailer crashes into bridge, plunges down embankment, on I-95 in Colleton County (South Carolina), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two truck drivers are recovering after a highway crash and being buried under a load of cabbage. Multiple media organizations report that the two men survived their tractor-trailer crashing into a bridge over Interstate 95 in Colleton County on Friday. Colleton County Fire and Rescue officials say the truck then went down an embankment and struck several trees. The front of the trailer gave way, hurling the load of cabbage onto the cab and trapping the two men."

2017-03-12 - Tractor trailer overturns into median, on I-80 near Wood River (Nebraska):

2017-03-12 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-15 in Riverdale (Utah):

2017-03-12 - Police car veers off road at 5 AM, crashes into ditch, near Supply (North Carolina), near the coast, 1 killed:

Quote: "An off-duty North Carolina police officer is dead after running off the road in his patrol car. Multiple media organizations report Southport Police Chief Gary Smith as saying it happened before dawn about 15 miles west of the coastal town. Smith says 29-year-old Officer Jason Freeman's cruiser ran off the road and struck a ditch around 5 a.m. Sunday."

2017-03-12 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on Route 215 in Jefferson (Maine), 1 injured:

2017-03-12 - Family dog attacks and injures baby, face attack, at home in Bustleton area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-12 - Dog attacks and injures woman in coastal Barnstable (Massachusetts):

2017-03-12 - Family dog attacks and kills baby girl at home in Hachioji (Japan):

2017-03-12 - Rabid wild rats attacking people and animals in villages in Lamjung (Nepal):

2017-03-12 - Landslide hits landfill Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 48 killed, dozens missing:

Quote: "At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, officials say. They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time."

2017-03-12 - Building under construction collapses in coastal Kollupitiya on the island of Sri Lanka, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-12 - Water main breaks, street and home flood, in Durham (North Carolina):

2017-03-12 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Kermadec Islands:

2017-03-12 - Soils could release much more carbon than expected as climate warms:

2017-03-12 - Video captures moment plastic is ingested by plankton:

2017-03-12 - Lightning strike kills girl and two cows in Omorendi (Kenya):

2017-03-12 - Potentially crippling blizzard heads toward Pennsylvania and New Jersey:

2017-03-12 - Extreme winds wreak havoc in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada):

2017-03-12 - Trumpet noises recorded coming from the sky in Indiana:

2017-03-12 - Beyond Lyme, new tick-borne diseases on the rise in the US:

2017-03-12 - Californians warned about cell phones:

Quote: "Under a court order, last week California public health officials released draft guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies, use speaker phone and limit use. The guidelines, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, advise Californians that scientific studies have linked electromagnetic radiation from long-term cell phone use to an increased risk of brain cancer and other health problems."

2017-03-12 - New survey shows 7 out of 10 workplaces are affected by opioid abuse:

2017-03-12 - Stephen Hawking says greed and stupidity will end humanity sooner than expected:

2017-03-12 - The FBI used Best Buy's Geek Squad to increase secret public surveillance:


  1. Thanks for the kind thoughts, Jonny. Hey, I need a ruling on this: is the last thing mentioned for Hull (above) a JJFH incident? i'm inclined to include it, since airplanes turn around and land when it happens en route to somewhere, but, on the other hand, it's just an odor and nothing was found.
    Your call. 4 or 5 in ONE DAY in HULL makes this place special (and I wouldn't want to live there).

    This storm is weird. First it snowed for about 8 hours and we got about 6", then it turned to sleet and freezing rain for about 2 hours, now it's basically snowing, with sleet mixed in. No overpowering wind yet.

    New Comet: C/2017 E4 (LOVEJOY)

    Snowstorm strikes southwest China's Tibet

    [oh, the Tibet they TOOK OVER, illegally?!]

    Affected by the heavy snowstorm, the power supply in Nyalam and Gyirong counties were cut off. [more]

    Killer whale found dead on beach in West Auckland, New Zealand

    Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands region, India

    'Ghosts', bad vibes drive Brazil's president from official residence in capitol

    Temer surprised Brazilians this week with the revelation that he has decamped from the Alvorada Palace and moved with his former beauty queen wife and their seven-year-old son down the road to the smaller vice presidential residence.

    The modernist Alvorada, which means Dawn and was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many. It has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical center and vast lawn. But Temer, 76, and his 33-year-old wife Marcela, find the cavernous, glass-fronted building spooky.

    [Guy's latest essay]
    The Faster You Go, the Sooner You’re Done

    [and the "optimist" (lying sack of shit) Scribbler with his]
    “Climate Change in Your Face” — Great Barrier Reef Suffers Second Consecutive Mass Bleaching as Potential for Record Warm 2017 Looms

    [more below]


  2. Almost half a million acres 75% of Clark county Kansas burned in wildfires: 1 person dead with up to 9,000 cattle killed

    The Oklahoma Forestry Service says 75 percent of Clark County has burned in wildfires.
    It amounts to more than 461,000 acres burned.
    The forestry service reports damage to 34 buildings, 21 homes and three bridges. [more]

    State of Emergency issued in D.C. area, New York and New Jersey as blizzard takes aim at northeastern US

    [so far, I've been lucky and escaped the brunt of it; winds are picking up now; still snowing; I think the farther north you go, the worse it is]

    Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has erupted again sending ash raining down on towns and villages in the neighborhood: Experts expect a bigger eruption

    Methane Erupting From Arctic Ocean Seafloor

    Large amounts of methane are erupting from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean. These methane eruptions are often missed by measuring stations, because these stations are located on land, while measurements are typically taken at low altitude, thus missing the methane that rises in plumes from the Arctic Ocean. By the time the methane reaches the coast, it has typically risen to higher altitudes, thus not showing up in low-altitude measurements taken at stations on land. [more]

    There is so much snow in Kazakhstan that cows go through a tunnel to reach their fields

    Russian Roulette With An Automatic

    On Wednesday, the Fed has to choose between imploding the leading sector, Financials, or everything else [more]

    [see Naked Gun clip at the end]


  3. Yeah, I'd include that 'smell of gas' as a JJFH incident. Although I probably wouldn't have mentioned it, except that it happened in Hull, where all the other bad stuff has been happening. But I think that's mostly how it happens - a cloud of gas blows through, maybe it gets reported, maybe it doesn't. If it does get reported then maybe people show up to investigate, but by then it's blown on and there's nothing left to find in the air (though some of the gas had to be adsorbed onto matter as it went through, but nobody ever looks for that).

    Glad you missed the brunt of that snow storm! I got a tad bit more snow this morning myself, but not enough to register as even an inch and it'll all be gone by noon. And in a few days it'll be 77F here, if the forecasts are accurate, which I wouldn't bet on.

  4. Thanks, Jonny. I think this storm was too hard to predict accurately for every locality. It's gone back to rain and sleet again, but windier.


  5. Now, suddenly, it's all snow and coming down at a good clip.

    CBO finds 14mn Americans lose healthcare next year under 'Obamacare 2.0'

    The Congressional Budget Office has some bad news for Republicans pushing repeal of Obamacare. While health insurance premiums and the federal deficit are projected to drop by 2026, about 24 million Americans would also lose coverage in that time. [more]

    [they won't have to worry about it by then - we'll probably all be gone]

    400,000 yr-old half-skull found in Portuguese cave points to mystery people

    The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.

    The fossil was unearthed from the Aroeira cave site, and marks the oldest human cranium fossil ever found in Portugal, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.

    But there is plenty of mystery around the skull. Researchers don't know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was. [more]

    New lethal virus causing mass mortality in amphibian species in Portugal

    A new strain of ranavirus is currently causing mass mortality in several species of amphibian in the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in continental Portugal. This infectious agent is hypervirulent and also affects fish and reptiles, which complicates the situation, according to a study boasting the collaboration of the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid. [more; really bad news]

    New York declares state of emergency ahead of powerful winter storm Stella

    How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash

    Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.  Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed. . .In this piece, I am going to explain why the Federal Reserve is currently setting the stage for a recession, a new housing crisis and a stock market crash, and if those things happen unfortunately it will be Donald Trump that will primarily get the blame. [more]

    Deadly M5.1 earthquake hits Burma: 2 dead and 36 injured after temple collapses

    [that's MYANMAR now; old musical group Mission of Burma]

    Mysterious object falls from the sky in Colombia. Satellite?


  6. Okay. It's 2:30-ish and the snow has tapered off. From about 12:30 til `1:45 we hit the driveway with the snow blower and some shovel work. The township hasn't been down our street yet, so it's still impassable, but me and all my neighbors have removed the snow/sleet/ice/freezing rain combo from our driveways. It's still snowing, but the bulk of it is gone. The thing to do now is to salt before it starts dropping (i'm doing mine ~4:30) turning even the sheen of water left to ice by morning.

    Whole Foods recalls more cheeses from the creamery responsible for products linked to 2 deaths

    An entire pack of wolves has gone missing in California

    [probably killed by humans imho]

    [though it's a great idea, it should be extended to the (plant and) animal kingdom(s)]

    Auroras affect sat-nav systems due to unknown mechanism

    [humans don't know much about cosmic rays]

    New York state house completely encased in ice near Lake Ontario

    Two people killed by sloth bear in Gujarat, India

    "Two shepherds who had taken their goats and sheep in the forest area in Kansa village for grazing were attacked and killed by a sloth bear," Danta range forest officer Bajit Khan Sindhi said. [more]

    Loud 'sonic boom' heard, felt in Cheektowaga, New York

    She said her entire house shook and her neighbor heard it as well.

    Cheektowaga Chronicle reached out to the National Weather Service in Buffalo and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

    The service did not observe anything around that time and the air base said nothing military out of the Falls could have caused the "boom."

    Avian flu taking hold in the States: Alabama found bird flu at three poultry facilities after reports last week in Tennessee and Wisconsin


  7. By 4 the snow stopped and the gustier wind began. Man, it is COLD out there without gloves on (especially due to the wind).
    Threw a little salt around, but the wind's drying it up nicely. The forecasters around here really missed it for our area. We got about 6 to maybe 8", but it was REALLY heavy and wet. My snow blower crapped out on me, but I was all but done anyway. i'll get it serviced with my lawn tractor when the guy comes out next month.

    Snowmageddon 2017: Powerful winter storm hits northeast US: large snowfall, 100000 lose power across eastern US, blizzard warning

    [as you can see, I got lucky again - it clobbered other areas]

    Traffic completely stopped by heavy snow covering most of northwest Shaanxi Province, China

    Soldier killed by lightning bolt in Cambodia

    Time-lapse video shows 19 inches of snow settle over night in Apalachin, New York


  8. Colorado Rockies lined up in an extremely specific way to celebrate Pi Day

    The Rockies, by everything we can see in this picture, lined up according to the first 20 decimal points of π. [more]

    US Marines' new chopper more expensive than F-35 disaster

    [They can always find money for the military. Everything else? Not so much . . .]

    Gun control: New York Remington plant lays off 120 as gun makers report struggling sales

    [won't have any effect on the unemployment rate]


  9. You know what truly blows my mind is the number people I've seen burning leaves and brush around our lake. We are under a red flag burn warning and all these morons are putting us all in danger. Simply makes me crazy! Glad to hear your still with us Tom stay warm. Thanks for the updates fellas, I'm still here reading and observing!