Saturday, March 18, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-17

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

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

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-17 - Person found dead in burning SUV in parking lot at theater at coastal Jones Beach State Park (New York):

Quote: "Authorities say a body was found inside a burning SUV that was parked next to the Jones Beach Theater. Police say the car burst into flames in the theater parking lot Friday evening."

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

2017-03-17 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at the Empire State Building in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-03-17 - Transformer explodes and burns, ignites business, in Hazle Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Crews responded to reports of a structure fire at the Gallery of Sound store near the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township Friday evening. According to officials, they believe a transformer near the store exploded, igniting the store's external sign and igniting the blaze. The building reportedly suffered heavy smoke damage, but there is no word on any injuries."

2017-03-17 - At least 58 cars go up in flames at 12:38 AM while parked at apartments in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "A fire at an apartment complex damaged 58 vehicles early Friday morning. Albuquerque firefighters responded to the fire at 1127 Cardenas Southeast around 12:38 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival crews found several cars parked under a large metal carport on fire."

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Sedalia (Missouri), 2 more house fires and a crash occur too:

Quote: "According to SFD, the first fire started early Friday evening on the 1209 S. Grand Avenue. Firefighters said it was caused by a vehicle fire in the driveway and sustained moderate damage to the outside of the house."

2017-03-17 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame within 70 minutes in Brampton (Canada):

Quote: "Two cars burst into flames in Brampton within the space of an hour Friday afternoon, March 17."

Quote: "Peel Regional Police say the first report came in at 2 p.m. when a motorist called to say his car had started to burn at Steeles Avenue and Clementine Drive. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived."

Quote: "At 3:08 p.m. a Peel police officer spotted a car on fire in the area of Williams Parkway and AIrport Road. The driver was not inside, and no one was injured."

2017-03-17 - Home obliterated by explosion at 12:38 AM, nearby homes damaged, in Rockville (Maryland), 1 killed:

2017-03-17 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in or near Harwood (North Dakota):

Quote: "A fire in Harwood left one home destroyed after an explosion spread flames rapidly throughout the house."

2017-03-17 - Home damaged by explosion in coastal Auckland (New Zealand), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 94th, 95th and 96th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-03-17 - Scrapyard hit by fire, a ton of waste burns, on Cricklewood Broadway in Cricklewood (Britain):

2017-03-17 - Fuel depot explodes and burns in Guanajuato (Mexico), 4 killed, 4 injured:

2017-03-17 - Ferry boat bursts into flame in coastal Kyaukpyu (Myanmar), 6 killed:

Quote: "Six people including two missing children died after a ferry boat caught on fire at 1:30 pm on Friday (17 March) in Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan State."

2017-03-17 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 202nd and 203rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-17 - Tour bus bursts into flame at venue in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

Note: This is the 229th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-03-17 - Fire truck bursts into flame in Cottageville (South Carolina):

2017-03-17 - Car-hauler bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-95 near Lumberton (North Carolina):

Quote: "One lane of I-95 South at mile marker 23 was closed for several hours Friday morning following a fire involving a car carrier with nine cars, according to officials with Northwoods Fire Department. Firefighters said eight of the nine cars burned."

2017-03-17 - Car-hauler bursts into flame at 7:12 AM at auto auction business near Topeka (Kansas):

Quote: "At least two vehicles and the semi were destroyed by fire."

Note: These are the 16th and 17th car-haulers to burn in 2017...

2017-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-295 in Smithfield (Rhode Island), near the coast:

2017-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 2 AM on I-5 in Kern County (California):

2017-03-17 - Three semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at business in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "Emergency crews responded Friday morning to report of three semi-trucks on fire on Grand Rapids' southwest side. Grand Rapids firefighters were dispatched around 8:45 a.m. to the area of National Avenue SW and Emperor Street SW. On scene, crews reported black smoke with three semi-tractors burning. Additional trucks were damaged by the heat, but no injuries were reported."

2017-03-17 - Tractor and vehicle go up in flames while parked in carport near Santa Paula (California):

Quote: "A tractor and a vehicle caught fire in the carport, threatening to damage another nearby vehicle..."

2017-03-17 - Tractor bursts into flame near Lexington (Nebraska):

2017-03-17 - In separate incidents, tractor trailer and car burst into flame in/near coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "Fire crews have battled two separate vehicle fires in Melbourne. A truck caught fire about a kilometre on the Monash Freeway outbound outside the Burnley Tunnel. The driver managed to escape before the blaze got to the cabin."

Quote: "A caller to 3AW Breakfast, Peter, said fire crews are also at the scene of a car fire on the Western Ring Road at Fawkner."

2017-03-17 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame in Upcott Woods, High Bickington (Britain):

2017-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M61 near Middlebrook (Britain):

Note: These are the 455th through 466th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-17 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the A6 in Chapel-en-le-Frith (Britain):

2017-03-17 - FedEx truck bursts into flame on street in Mineola (New York):

2017-03-17 - Two RVs go up in flames at 2:20 AM in Yelm (Washington):

2017-03-17 - RV bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at home in Huntsville (Alabama):

2017-03-17 - RV bursts into flame while parked at mobile home, fire spreads to home, in Wichita (Kansas):

Note: These are the 86th, 87th, 88th and 89th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-17 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina):

2017-03-17 - Van bursts into flame on Coldharbour Lane in Stoke Gifford (Britain):

2017-03-17 - SUV bursts into flame on the Kansas Turnpike in Coffey County (Kansas), separate grass fire too:

2017-03-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Plank Road near airport in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Lowe's in Sioux City (Iowa):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame before 5 AM on I-8 near La Mesa (California):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame before 7:30 AM on US 2 in Monroe (Washington):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in St. Cloud (Minnesota):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on Route 25 in Wareham (Massachusetts):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame at 4:50 AM while parked at home in Long Gully, Victoria (Australia):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame at clinic in Fendalton suburb of coastal Christchurch (New Zealand), 1 injured:

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame at 5:17 AM on road near Bushton (Britain):

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M3 near Camberley (Britain):

2017-03-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Los Carneros Way and Calle Koral in coastal Goleta (California):

2017-03-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 5:21 AM while parked outside shop on Queen Street in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Queen Street, Scarborough TOC: 05:21 Crews were mobilised to a report of a vehicle fire outside of a shop. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel and small tools to extinguish vehicle fire and to ventilate nearby property."

2017-03-17 - Skid loader bursts into flame at business near Sioux Center (Iowa):

2017-03-17 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in the Town of Eldorado (Wisconsin), 10 cows killed:

2017-03-17 - Barn destroyed by fire in Brickton (Canada):

2017-03-17 - Barn and garage destroyed by fire before 7 AM in coastal North River (Canada), horse killed:

2017-03-17 - Wildfire chars 7 square miles in the Nebraska Panhandle (Nebraska):

2017-03-17 - Tires go up in flames at car dealership in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-03-17 - Strip mall damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "The owner was at the business at the time and was transported to an area hospital for a medical issue not related to the fire."

2017-03-17 - Shoe factory hit by massive fire at 4 AM, seven buildings destroyed, in Morang District (Nepal):

2017-03-17 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire in Tiffin (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-03-17 - Garage goes up in flames at 4 AM at home in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-03-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home near Lynden (Washington), nobody there:

2017-03-17 - Two waterfront homes destroyed by fire in coastal Avalon (New Jersey):

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

2017-03-17 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 3:20 AM in New Britain (Connecticut), 9 injured:

2017-03-17 - Apartment building under renovation heavily damaged by fire just after 4 AM in Memphis (Tennessee), nobody there:

Quote: "The fire broke out at the Lake Park Apartments near Winchester and Tchulahoma."

2017-03-17 - Apartment building destroyed by huge fire in Merritt (Canada):

2017-03-17 - Motel damaged by fire at 1 AM in Granby (Massachusetts):

2017-03-17 - Hotel damaged by fire before 7:06 AM in Estero (Florida):

2017-03-17 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Monument Beach (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

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

2017-03-17 - Deadly fire destroys home before 2 AM in Pleasant Hill (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-17 - Deadly fire burns duplex in Elmira (New York), 1 killed:

2017-03-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4 AM, fire spreads to occupied home, in Buffalo (New York):

2017-03-17 - Vacant factory burns in Terryville (Connecticut):

2017-03-17 - Whale washes ashore dead on the Outer Banks at coastal Cape Hatteras (North Carolina):

2017-03-17 - 15 or 20 finches found dead in area in Modesto (California):

2017-03-17 - The Great Barrier Reef in Australia continues dying like never seen before in human history:

Quote: "Scientists speculate that the era of never-ending global coral bleaching may have already arrived, decades early. In a new study, published Wednesday as the cover story in the journal Nature, Hughes and his colleagues — the paper includes an astounding 45 co-authors — find that 91 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has bleached at least once during three major bleaching events in 1998, 2002, and 2016. The most recent of these events — triggered in part by a strong El NiƱo — was so severe that there is no similar analog in the thousands of years of ancient coral cores scientists use to study past climates."

2017-03-17 - Two people, 30 and 31, found dead in submerged car before 5 AM in the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2017-03-17 - Man, 54, firefighter, collapses at scene of fire, dies shortly later, in Watertown (Massachusetts):

2017-03-17 - Man, 51, firefighter, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead, in Ames (Iowa):

Quote: "The Ames community is mourning the death of 51-year-old firefighter Steve Buser, an 18-year veteran of the department, the Ames Fire Department said in a news release. Buser, who served at Fire Station No. 2, died Friday morning after suffering a medical emergency during his shift."

2017-03-17 - Girl, 10, found dead in swimming pool at Hampton Inn in Monroeville (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-17 - Man, 24, slumps over dead on subway car in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-03-17 - Girl, 15, drops dead along road near Edinburg (Texas):

Quote: "Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra, who briefly reviewed the scene of the crime before addressing members of the media, said the teenager’s death is being treated as an equivocal death. 'The body right now shows no obvious signs of any trauma, or foul play,' Guerra said."

2017-03-17 - Man, employee, slumps over dead in car before 8 AM at Hewlett-Packard facility in Conway (Arkansas):

2017-03-17 - Soldier found dead in barracks in Fort Lee (Virginia):

2017-03-17 - Man, 57, drops dead along Highway 138 in the Cajon Pass (California):

2017-03-17 - Man, 22, found dead at cemetery in Paragould (Arkansas):

2017-03-17 - Woman found dead in jail cell in Harrison County (Texas):

2017-03-17 - Man found dead in tent in Portland (Oregon):

2017-03-17 - Woman found dead along the Alabama River in Little River (Alabama):

2017-03-17 - Man, 61, found dead in shallow water in the Mianus River in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut):

2017-03-17 - Woman, 55, found dead in creek in Muskogee (Oklahoma):

2017-03-17 - Person found dead in Angeles National Forest north of Azusa (California):

2017-03-17 - Man drops dead before 7:30 AM in yard at home in Mitcham (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "Police said a post-mortem determined that the man had not met with foul play."

2017-03-17 - Man, 25, crewmember, found dead in water tank on dredging ship 'Scelveringhe' near coastal Esbjerg (Denmark):

Quote: "A Philippino crew member died on March 17, 2017, on board the 'Scelveringhe' in international waters off the Danish west coast. The 25-year-old man had fallen into a water-filled tank and drowned. The deceased sailor had worked in the hold, but when the other crew members could not find him, they alerted the Danish authorities at 6.35 p.m. The dredger headed immediately to the nearest port and arrived in the evening at Esbjerg, where it docked in the commercial port."

2017-03-17 - Man, 29, found dead in the River Avon in Bristol (Britain):

2017-03-17 - Two small planes collide mid-air over mall and crash to the ground, in Montreal (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Police reported the planes collided over a shopping center in Saint-Bruno on Montreal's south side just before 1 p.m. They say one aircraft landed in the shopping center's parking lot, the other on the roof. One pilot was killed, the other is in critical condition. Two other people were treated for shock. Police confirmed the men were alone in their planes."

2017-03-17 - Small plane crashes near Rapid City (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2017-03-17 - Small plane crashes in field in Mosby (Missouri):

2017-03-17 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Ellesmere (Britain):

2017-03-17 - Freight train derails in Augusta (Kansas):

2017-03-17 - Tanker truck overturns on I-5 near Portland (Oregon):

2017-03-17 - Tractor trailer overturns at 11 PM, on I-10 near Desert Center (California), 1 killed:

2017-03-17 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-5 near Tracy (California):

2017-03-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-65 in Birmingham (Alabama):

2017-03-17 - Truck slams into cars at 6:30 AM on the Calder Freeway near coastal Melbourne (Australia), 1 killed, 2+ injured:

Quote: "Two people have been taken to hospital and eight others have been treated at the scene after a truck collided with several cars about 6.30am. Police said they believed the truck drove over one vehicle, crushing it. The driver of the car, who is yet to be identified, died at the scene."

Quote: "The accident comes during a horror morning on Melbourne's road, with two separate vehicle fires bringing the Western Ring Road and CityLink to a standstill. Cars were banked up for several kilometres after a car caught fire on the Western Ring Road near the Hume Highway, while outbound lanes on CityLink were closed after a truck fire near the Burnley Tunnel."

2017-03-17 - Minivan veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in Oconto County (Wisconsin), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-17 - Pickup truck veers off road at 1:12 AM, crashes into office building, bursts into flame, in coastal Ventura (California), 1 injured:

2017-03-17 - Car plows into store in Glen Burnie (Maryland):

2017-03-17 - Car veers off road, hits trees, on Whitney Road in LaGrange Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-03-17 - Naked man acts erratically, flees cops, gets shot, in coastal San Jose (California):

Quote: "Police in the South Bay Friday afternoon are investigating an officer-involved shooting of a naked man who was acting strangely before fleeing from authorities, a department spokesperson said."

2017-03-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures two people in Garden Grove (California):

2017-03-17 - Rockslide destroys Salmon River bridge in Salmon-Challis National Forest (Idaho):

2017-03-17 - Sinkhole suddenly opens at bus stop and swallows man, in Yaroslavl (Russia), man rescued:

Note: Now you see him, now you don't!

2017-03-17 - Hydrogen sulfide contaminates water in part of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The sulfur smell is the result of minute amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the water that are not harmful, he said, based on testing the city has already done."

Note: Any amount is harmful according to the EPA. Maybe it's 'safe' and maybe it's not, but NOBODY KNOWS, because nobody's done any studies where people chronically consume low levels of hydrogen sulfide to see what the effects are, since such studies would be unethical and illegal. Best to assume that if you're drinking a deadly poison, even at low levels, it's not going to be GOOD for you. To put it another way: if MY water starts smelling sulfury, I'm definitely not gonna drink it, or even touch it...

2017-03-17 - Pipeline leaks methane near Porter Ranch (California):

2017-03-17 - Residential building partially collapses in coastal Washington DC:

2017-03-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Culver City (California):

2017-03-17 - Man has 'medical emergency', gets combative, cops handcuff and tase him, in Chartiers Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Lou Spadaro told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida that he felt like police and paramedics treated him like a criminal last Wednesday when his wife called 911 saying he was having a seizure or a heart attack. 'I was like, "I can’t see if he's breathing. He's purple." I was screaming, "You have to get here,"' said Heather Spadaro, Lou’s wife."

Quote: "Lou said he was handcuffed and shocked with a Taser four times, then taken to Canonsburg Hospital and transferring to a UPMC facility. The Spadaros said Lou’s blood and urine tests game back negative for drugs."

2017-03-17 - Volcanoes Momotombo and Telica belch up gas in Nicaragua:

2017-03-17 - Changing climate already causing serious problems in the US, broken down by area:

2017-03-17 - Huge swath of mangrove forest bakes to death in Australia:

Quote: "The death of mangrove forests stretched over 1000 kilometres of Australia’s northern coast a year ago has been blamed on extreme conditions including record temperatures. Dr Duke said scientists now know that mangroves, much like coral reefs, are vulnerable to a warming climate and extreme weather events. Until now, Australian mangroves were considered to be in relatively good condition, and there had never been such dieback recorded."

Quote: "The death of so much mangrove forest in one hit is 'unprecedented', a researcher says."

Note: So it's not 'just' the Great Barrier Reef being wiped out in Australia now, but some large areas of land-based life too...

2017-03-17 - Weird polar warming appears to have made February of 2017 the second hottest ever recorded:

2017-03-17 - Mysterious humpback whale swarms perplex scientists:

2017-03-17 - Lightning strike kills one person, injures 2 more, in Bajura District (Nepal):

2017-03-17 - More heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Peru:

2017-03-17 - Heaviest snow in 30 years hits parts of Xinjiang (China):

2017-03-17 - Tornado forms at airport in Brisbane (Australia):

2017-03-17 - Another asteroid set to pass near Earth on St. Patrick's Day:

2017-03-17 - FDA advisory panel concludes new opioid painkiller carries too high a risk for abuse:

2017-03-17 - Supernova spotted in constellation Lupus:

2017-03-17 - Debt ceiling deadline passes, biggest test of Trump's presidency begins:

2017-03-17 - Alabama town busted for running 'debtor's prison':


  1. Ya gotta hate it when a fire truck bursts into flame.

    Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline

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    Banks are evil - it's time to get painfully honest about this

    US farm credit implodes & South Korea food prices soar

    [no farms, no food]

    Humpback whale washes up dead in Baja California, Mexico

    Lightning not commonly seen in India during March kills 6

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    Incredible images of an unexplained and somewhat eerie zigzag pattern stretching for more than two kilometers (1.25 miles) on a frozen lake in Iceland has baffled locals, sparking theories on its source ranging from aliens to aquatic monsters. [more]

    Sunday, 19 March 2017
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    [37 y.o. mom found dead on bathroom floor]


  2. A thousand odd kilometres of coral reef here, a thousand odd kilometres of mangroves there - why worry ? ( Alfred E. Neumann )

    Best to All,

    Tom N.

  3. Hey Tom! How ya holdin' up down (under) there?

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    Solar wind flowing from the hole is expected to strike our planet's magnetic field and spark G1- to G2-class geomagnetic storms later on in the week.
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    The Policy of Alternative Truth

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    A newly discovered asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD (103 680 km / 64 423 miles) from the surface at 03:33 UTC on March 19, 2017. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on March 17.

    The estimated diameter of this object is between 4.2 and 9.4 m (13.8 - 30.8 feet). It flew past Earth with an estimated speed (relative to the Earth) of 20.05 km/s.

    2017 FS belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and is the 9th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance (~384 000 km / 238 600) since the start of the year.