Monday, April 17, 2017

Event Update For 2017-04-16

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

2017-04-16 - Woman found dead and burned outside office building in Santa Maria (California):

Quote: "'We’re treating it as a suspicious death until we determine if it’s a suicide or a homicide,' police Sgt. Paul Flores said."

Note: Of course those aren't the only possibilities. Her clothes may have burst into flame and burned her to death. If so, she wouldn't remotely be the first person to die that way. Specifying the possibilities for you is a psyops tactic used in an attempt to control your thinking. Maybe they're doing it out of ignorance and not purposely, I dunno, but that's what it is...

2017-04-16 - Hydroelectric plant damaged by fire in Buckland (Massachusetts):

2017-04-16 - Landfill erupts in flame, fire rages for days, in Pune (India):

2017-04-16 - In separate incidents, scrap metal ignites, and lift vehicle bursts into flame, in North Battleford (Canada):

Quote: "North Battleford Fire Department responded to two fires on the weekend. Saturday at about 4:30 p.m., one fire truck and four firefighters were dispatched to the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site. A fire had erupted in the engine compartment of a JLG man lift. Firefighters were on the scene for more than four hours, but the damage is described as minor. Friday at about 4:45 p.m., NBFD doused a blaze in a scrap metal pile at McDonald Metals in the Parson’s Industrial Park. The fire was contained and no buildings were damaged."

2017-04-16 - Wildfires have burned at least 125,000 acres since January in Florida, more than the average for an entire year:

Quote: "Officials say at least 126,000 acres have burned in wildfires across Florida since January, surpassing the five-year average of acreage burned in a typical year."

Note: And it's only April!

2017-04-16 - University hit by unknown 'noxious odor' in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "Furnas Hall on the University at Buffalo's North Campus was evacuated just before 7 p.m. Sunday amid reports of a possible leak of methane gas in the 10-story building. A UB spokesperson said the building, which houses the departments of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, was declared safe following a search and reopened late Sunday night. Authorities said several students in a fifth-floor chemical lab had noticed the 'noxious odor' and summoned UB police, prompting a search of the building by hazmat crews, who found no gas leaks and determined the building was safe."

Note: Why would they think it was methane? Methane is odorless...

2017-04-16 - Methane levels rising rapidly in the atmosphere:

Quote: "The great concern is the rapid rise, over the last three years, in methane levels in the atmosphere. Methane is a gas with 28 times the planet-heating power of carbon dioxide. Scientists estimate there may be as much as 5 trillion tonnes of it locked in permafrost and seabed deposits."

Quote: "Reports of methane escaping into the atmosphere have been growing steadily, ever since a group of students demonstrated the risks by setting fire to venting Arctic gas in 2008. However, scientists report a sudden surge in global methane emissions in the last three years, 2014-16."

Quote: "So far the rise in methane has been attributed mainly to cattle raising, rice farming and gas extraction – but there is now disturbing evidence that more gas is emerging from Arctic soils as the permafrost melts, and from the seabed where methane has been trapped as ice for millions of years. Russian scientists have reported the discovery of thousands of potential 'methane-bombs' – frozen gas-filled mounds – across Siberia, primed to erupt as the ground thaws out. Swedish scientists have observed the waters of the Artic oceans 'fizzing like soda water' as the ocean waters warm, causing frozen seabed methane to turn back into gas and erupt."

Note: That's right, the Earth is loading up her planetary-scale firebomb guns and preparing to wipe us off the surface of the Earth...

2017-04-16 - Large crack appears in Petermann Glacier in Greenland:

Note: So not just the Arctic and Antarctica melting and cracking, now Greenland too...

2017-04-16 - Abrupt climate change is happening faster than before:

Quote: "In about the last 100,000 years, there have been 23 abrupt temperature changes in Greenland ice cores. In those moments, the temperature abruptly jumped or fell 9 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit across the planet and 25 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in Greenland. The changes typically took decades to generations, but at their most extreme, they only took two to three years."

2017-04-16 - Global storm intensity rising with wrong seasons in wrong places:

2017-04-16 - Heavy flooding hits Cebu (Philippine Islands), 7+ killed:

2017-04-16 - Motel damaged by explosion and fire at 12:27 AM in coastal San Jose (California), 2 injured, restaurant burns separately:

Quote: "Another fire early Sunday caused significant damage to a Wienerschnitzel restaurant on the 2800 block of Story Road.  While the cause is under investigation, Van Elgort said it appears to be accidental."

2017-04-16 - Home damaged by garage explosion and fire in Pontiac (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-04-16 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Saint-Elzéar (Canada), 1 killed:

Note: These are the 130th, 131st and 132nd residential explosions in 2017...

2017-04-16 - Recycling center hit by mulch fire in Scranton (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-16 - Fifty motorcycles destroyed by fire while parked at facility near Katraj (India):

2017-04-16 - Cargo ship 'Navios Orbiter' erupts in flame at the Immingham Docks in coastal Immingham (Britain):

Quote: "Five fire engines were called to a blaze on board a ship at Immingham Docks. Crews from stations in Grimsby, Immingham and Barton have responded to the incident after they were called at 3.29pm today (April 16). A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue said the ship was docked alongside Immingham Docks and the fire was eventually put out just before 4.45pm."

2017-04-16 - Boat damaged by explosion in coastal Destin (Florida):

2017-04-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Chatfield Reservoir near Littleton (Colorado):

2017-04-16 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on canal, burns and sinks, near Pyes Mill Road in Loddon (Britain):

Note: These are the 284th, 285th, 286th and 287th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-16 - In separate incidents, train bursts into flame, and 200 homes go up in flames, in coastal Cape Town (South Africa), 2 killed:

2017-04-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near the Otedola Bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Note: This is the 287th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-04-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-840 in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2017-04-16 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at business on Graham Street in Albany (Australia), 1 mile from the ocean:

Quote: "The Mack truck was parked near a stack of wooden pallets in the rear yard at a transport company on Graham Street."

Note: I wouldn't be parking anything near any pallets. I wouldn't be putting anything burnable near a vehicle either...

2017-04-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway in Bentong District (Malaysia):

Note: These are the 660th, 661st and 662nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-16 - Utility truck bursts into flame while parked at Home Depot in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2017-04-16 - RV bursts into flame at gas station in Mesa (Arizona):

2017-04-16 - RV bursts into flame beneath overpass in Sacramento (California):

2017-04-16 - RV bursts into flame on I-40 near Cookeville (Tennessee):,20724

Note: Not the same RV as the one that burst into flame on I-40 in Knoxville (Tennessee), mentioned in the 2017-04-14 update...

2017-04-16 - RV bursts into flame at homeless camp in Redmond (Oregon):

Note: These are the 131st, 132nd, 133rd and 134th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-16 - Van and RV trailer go up in flames at 4 AM at home on Allcard Street in Bewsey (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-04-16 - Minivan bursts into flame at Harbor Oaks Hospital in New Baltimore (Michigan):

2017-04-16 - SUV bursts into flame on the Maine Turnpike near coastal Scarborough (Maine):

2017-04-16 - SUV bursts into flame on I-94 near Bristol (Wisconsin):

2017-04-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked near bus stand in Margao (India), near the coast:

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at rest stop in coastal Harwich (Massachusetts):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in North Chili (New York):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on street in Buffalo (New York):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on road in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on street in Ahmedabad (India):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on road in Oman:

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on Harepath Hill in Seaton (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M54 near Albrighton (Britain):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on Nelson Way in Bilton, Rugby (Britain):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 near Chatham (Britain):

2017-04-16 - Car bursts into flame on the B1363 in Oswaldkirk (Britain):

Quote: "B1363, Oswaldkirk Time of call: 13:14 A crew from Helmsley have extinguished a car fire. This was believed to be caused by an electrical fault and crews used a hose reel and breathing apparatus."

2017-04-16 - In 5 separate incidents, two vehicles, two dumpsters and vacant building burst into flame before 6 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said investigators are searching for a link between the fires but have yet to find a common thread between them, other than the time frame and proximity of the fires. It began with a dumpster fire at 5:23 a.m. behind a building at 1155 S. Fourth St. that was quickly extinguished, according to the Fire Department. The next fire, also in a dumpster, was called in at 5:34 a.m. at the Gateway Motel, 928 Las Vegas Blvd. South, a block away from the previous fire. A minute later, Las Vegas and Clark County firefighters responded to a third fire at the Oasis Motel, 1731 Las Vegas Blvd. South, where a palm tree, some grass and a vehicle were on fire. At 5:44 a.m., both departments responded to a vehicle fire at the Stratosphere Hotel, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and at 5:51 a.m. the fifth fire was reported at a vacant one-story building at 2029 Paradise Road, one block east of the Stratosphere."

Note: They're overlooking a common thread other than time and proximity: the atmosphere...

2017-04-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:17 PM on Mill Close in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire – Mill Close, Selby Time of call: 23:17 Car fire which caused 50% damage to vehicle. Crews extinguished using two hose reels and breathing apparatus. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault."

2017-04-16 - Motorcycle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the 14 Freeway in Palmdale (California):

2017-04-16 - Forklift bursts into flame inside barn on Whitchurch Road in Whitchurch (Britain):

2017-04-16 - Car, truck, jet ski and home destroyed by fire in Dinwiddie County (Virginia):

Quote: "A WTVR CBS 6 viewer posted video around 3 p.m. of a home in the 4000 block of Bancroft Drive consumed by bright orange flames. That viewer also said a car, truck and jet ski parked nearby were also burned."

Note: Three vehicles, three times the chance that one ignites and destroys everything around it...

2017-04-16 - Car and garage shop destroyed by fire at 4:44 AM in Moline (Illinois):

2017-04-16 - Vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire in Sacramento (California), nobody there:

Quote: "Many vehicles, tires, plastic and rubber materials as well as gasoline were inside the warehouse, which Sacramento fire officials say helped fuel the flames. At this time no injuries have been reported. Fire officials believe there was no one inside of the building at the time of the fire since the business was closed."

2017-04-16 - Vehicles, farm equipment and barn destroyed by massive fire before 4 AM in Bedford County (Virginia):

Quote: "At 0353hrs Wagon 1 was first to arrive to find a 50'x150' barn fully involved with multiple vehicles and farm equipment inside."

2017-04-16 - Several cars, RV trailer and home go up in flames in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2017-04-16 - Two vehicles and garage go up in flames in coastal Seabrook (South Carolina), mobile home burns separately:

2017-04-16 - Cars and 12 garages go up in flames in Welshpool (Britain):

2017-04-16 - In separate incidents, two cars, a hotel, and a hospital burn, and 2 two gorse fires break out, in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-04-16 - Barn damaged by fire in Fawn Grove (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-16 - Wildfire continues burning in Okefenokee Swamp (Georgia/Florida), smoke blows 500 miles into North Carolina:

2017-04-16 - Straw bursts into flame on heavy truck on Monmouth Court in Chard (Britain):

2017-04-16 - Hoverboard explodes into flame at 2:40 AM at home in Hastings (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Hastings man is in the hospital after his hoverboard exploded and caught fire, Hastings Fire officials said. Limited details are currently available, Sergeant Brian Hessler with the Hastings Police Department said Hastings Fire and Rescue was called to a home of a 48-year-old male on Kingston Drive around 2:40 A.M. Sunday for a medical call."

Quote: "A relative of the man tells NBC Nebraska he was taken to CHI Health St. Elizabeth in Lincoln and is in critical condition."

2017-04-16 - Hoverboard bursts into flame inside home in Haines City (Florida):

2017-04-16 - Television bursts into flame on porch at home, fire spreads to home, in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2017-04-16 - Businesses damaged by fire just after 6 AM in Fishers (Indiana):

2017-04-16 - Antique store and other businesses destroyed by fire on Lake Street in Bear Lake (Michigan):

2017-04-16 - Church under renovation damaged by fire in Sanford (Maine), nobody there:

2017-04-16 - In three separate incidents, within 90 minutes, two garages go up in flames and a brush fire breaks out, in Charlestown (New Hampshire):

2017-04-16 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Superior (Wisconsin):

2017-04-16 - Garage goes up in flames in Concord (California), near the coast:

2017-04-16 - Garage destroyed by fire in Englewood (New Jersey):

2017-04-16 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM in Frederick (Maryland), firefighter has 'medical emergency':

Quote: "The occupants of the home escaped without injuries, but one firefighter had a medical emergency and was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and has been released, according to the news release."

2017-04-16 - Home damaged by garage fire in Merced (California), cat killed:

2017-04-16 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Springboro (Ohio):

2017-04-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Beaumont (Texas):

2017-04-16 - Home destroyed by fire on Lake Shore Drive in Lake Waukomis (Missouri):

2017-04-16 - Home destroyed by fire in Rocheport (Missouri), near the Missouri River, dog killed, nobody there:

2017-04-16 - Home destroyed by fire in Paterson (New Jersey):

2017-04-16 - Home and barn destroyed by fire in North Berwick (Maine):

2017-04-16 - Four homes destroyed by fire near the Delaware River in Morrisville (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-16 - Mansion destroyed by fire in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut), nobody there:

2017-04-16 - Duplex destroyed by fire at 4:45 AM in Lancaster (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2017-04-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Syracuse (New York):

2017-04-16 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Detroit (Michigan), woman jumps from 7th floor, 1 injured:

2017-04-16 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire in Needles (California):

2017-04-16 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Alexander (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2017-04-16 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building in Peoria (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-04-16 - Vacant home burns in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-04-16 - Vacant home burns in Modesto (California):

2017-04-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fires just after 2:30 AM and again at 5:30 AM in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Sioux City (Iowa):

2017-04-16 - Vacant home destroyed by massive fire in Abbotsford (Canada):

2017-04-16 - Vacant duplex burns just after 4 AM in Duluth (Minnesota):

2017-04-16 - Vacant pub burns in coastal Margate (Britain):

2017-04-16 - In separate incidents, two infants found dead at homes, in coastal Miami and near coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2017-04-16 - Man, 64, found dead in the water at coastal Bowditch Point Park (Florida), empty 'ghost boat' found nearby:

2017-04-16 - Young woman falls off balcony and dies at 12:10 AM in coastal Berkeley (California), possible toppler:

2017-04-16 - Man, 23, found dead in the Charles River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-04-16 - Man drops dead near Walmart in Brewer (Massachusetts):

2017-04-16 - Man, 21, found dead in the Marsh Branch of Laurel River Lake in Laurel County (Kentucky):

2017-04-16 - Man, 53, drops dead at intersection in Northport (Alabama):

2017-04-16 - Man goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in pond in Urbandale (Iowa):

2017-04-16 - Man slumps over dead in taxi at Jayne Field in Detroit (Michigan):

2017-04-16 - Man, 20s or 30s, found dead in pond at West Ridge Nature Preserve (Illinois):

2017-04-16 - Man, 28, found dead in Rapid Creek in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2017-04-16 - Woman, 49, drops dead in jail cell in Fairfax County (Virginia):

2017-04-16 - Man, 19, found dead in wooded area in Dieppe (Canada):

2017-04-16 - Woman, 67, found dead in pond at park in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2017-04-16 - Man, Air Force officer, falls off balcony and dies before 5 AM at Fort William in Kolkata (India), possible toppler:

2017-04-16 - Man, 82, found dead in the River Tame in Stockport (Britain):

2017-04-16 - Woman, 30, drops dead in home on Deverill Road in coastal Birkenhead (Britain), 4300 feet from the water:

2017-04-16 - Driver has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer veers across median and overturns, on I-84 near Hazelton (Idaho), 1 killed:

Quote: "The driver of a semi-truck died Sunday after the individual had a medical emergency, causing the vehicle to roll along Interstate 84 near Hazelton. According to the Idaho State Police, the vehicle was westbound on I-84 at about 11:39 when the medical problem occurred. The semi drifted into the median, continued across the eastbound lanes of travel, and rolled, coming to rest on the eastbound shoulder."

2017-04-16 - Man has 'medical event', car slams into wall, on Ferry Road in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man is in a critical condition in Christchurch after suffering a 'medical event' while driving. Police were called at 10.13am to a single-car crash on Ferry Road. A St John spokesman said they arrived on scene just after 10.30am on Sunday, where a car had hit a brick wall near a block of shops."

2017-04-16 - Woman has 'medical issue', car overturns, near Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg (Virginia), 2 injured:

2017-04-16 - Person slumps over unconscious on passenger bus in Woodend (New Zealand), near the coast:

2017-04-16 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal San Francisco (California), 'mechanical problem':

2017-04-16 - Small plane crashes near airport in Williston (Florida), 4 killed:

2017-04-16 - Small plane crashes while attempting emergency landing, near Talkeetna (Alaska), 1 lightly injured:

2017-04-16 - Passenger bus overturns into ditch at 1:30 AM, in Bogra (Bangladesh), 3 killed, 30+ injured:

2017-04-16 - Car veers off road at 4:30 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in coastal Menlo Park (California), 1 injured:

2017-04-16 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Spartanburg County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-04-16 - Car veers off road, hits boulder, bursts into flame, in Pound Ridge (New York), 1 injured:

2017-04-16 - In eight separate incidents, sharks attack and injure eight people in two weeks in Florida:

Quote: "Florida has had eight separate shark attacks in the last two weeks. Five of which have occurred within the last week alone. All of the shark bites were non-fatal."

Note: In case you'd lost count. I know I had, but I didn't realize it was that many!

2017-04-16 - Dress factory collapses in Shamokin (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-16 - Bridge under construction collapses in Peshawar (Pakistan):

2017-04-16 - Bridge collapses at tourist area in Jiangxi Province (China), 10 injured:

2017-04-16 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole forms, in Tahoe Keys (California):


  1. Oh man, one can almost SEE the gas cloud wafting by, lighting up all that stuff within minutes in close proximity in Nevada! Then there's the incidents in Dublin, Ireland - same scenario! Notice too, that the hoverboard that burst into flame in Nebraska was accompanied by the owner having a severe medical condition, resulting in his being in critical condition now. Geez! To me this looks like solid evidence of the atmosphere's composition changing faster - filling up with more noxious, explosive and flammable gases.

    22,000 years of historical records destroyed as ice cores melt after freezer failure

    [see, Trump and the Canadians are just helping out!]

    Ice blocks offering clues to the history of the Canadian Arctic have melted after a freezer malfunction, depriving scientists of a vital resource for studying climate change.
    A failure in the cooling system at the brand-new C$4m (£2.4m) Edmonton facility caused 180 metre-long cylindrical ice cores to melt — destroying evidence of some 22,000 years of the world’s history. [more]

    Iowans baffled by burnings of famed covered bridges

    Military Helicopter Crashes on Maryland Golf Course, Killing One Crew Member

    The cause of the crash was under investigation. [more]

    [In SOTT's update on this story we have this]
    Witnesses reported pieces were falling off the helicopter but there currently is no report of fire. [more]

    Battlefield Earth: Pentagon's dystopian vision foresees worldwide US military intervention to 'drain the swamps' of mega-cities

    The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030.

    What they're really talking about is martial law, packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation's security. [more]

    [won't be much to do by then]

    Atlanta highway system takes another hit as I-20 closes after road buckles

    [with this clue to the HUGE fire that cause the overhead I-85 to collapse]
    Travel times in Atlanta were already at an all time high after a massive fire caused I-85 to collapse three weeks ago. The cause was determined to be arson.

    Basil Eleby, 39, has been charged with first-degree arson for starting the fire, but his attorneys have blamed the Georgia DOT for storing construction materials under the bridge for years, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry has denied the accusations.

    "It does not ignite," he said. "It takes something to cause something like that to burn. It is a high-density plastic that is not combustible." [more]

    [more below]


  2. Trump's reflation fantasy ends on day 100

    In honor of the Donald's "Mother of All Bomb" (MOAB) attack on the Hindu Kush mountains Thursday, let me introduce MOAD.

    I'm referring to the "Mother of All Debt" crises, of course. The opening round is coming when Washington goes into shutdown mode on April 28, which happens to be Day 100 of the Donald's reign. [more]

    St Kitts rocked by shallow 5.8 earthquake

    Anomalous cold in St. Petersburg, Russia leaves migrating birds without food

    St. Petersburg authorities have asked lay people to support migrating birds suffering a lack of food, writes Alexey Parkhomenko. The temperature anomaly there is -5-7 degrees C (9 to 12.5F) below normal. [more]

    Landslide destroys residential building in China, 6 missing

    Rising ice, flood waters force hundreds of Manitobans from their homes

    Halo seen around the sun on St. Lucia Island

    Loud, earth-shaking boom prompts calls to 9-11 in southwest Michigan

    "There was just a loud explosion sound in Grandville and we felt the earth shake," one viewer wrote on Facebook. "Sounded like a bomb going off!!" said another post.

    Emergency responders remain perplexed as to what caused the sound. [more]

    Shallow earthquake measuring 5.7 in magnitude hits off Vanuatu

    Green iguanas overrunning South Florida suburban neighborhoods

    North Atlantic May Cough up Another Out of Season Tropical Cyclone this Week

    Deadly heatwave continues in India as 21 people die this week with temperatures hitting 45C 120F

    Just Short-Covering Ahead of WWIII

    Today's rally was compliments of USDJPY short-covering, taking back Friday's losses...

    Can you see it? Get your microscope checked

    But the real action is in oil which is pending an island reversal of fortune [more]

    Irrational Expectations And Magical Thinking

    "If you don't know who the sucker is at the casino table, then it's you"
    - paraphrase Warren Buffett [more]


  3. Yeah, things sure are getting 'interesting' now. 'May you live in interesting times.' The Chinese came up with a high-quality curse there!

  4. The retail apocalypse is creating a 'rolling crisis' that is rippling through the US economy

    Retailers are closing thousands of stores and going bankrupt at a rate not seen since the recession, and tens of thousands of people are losing their jobs as a result.

    Since October, 89,000 workers in general merchandise stores have lost their jobs, which is more than the number of people employed in the entire US coal industry, reports The New York Times. 

    "The coal miners are out of luck," Cohen sad. "Retail workers are in the same boat."

    More than 3,000 stores are expected to close over the next several months. The scale of the looming job losses hasn't yet been revealed, but it will likely number in the tens of thousands. JCPenney, for example, is closing 138 stores and says 5,000 workers will lose their jobs as a result. [more]

    [don't worry - it won't have any noticeable effect on the unemployment numbers]

    [all these from Strange Sounds]

    Nightmarish avalanche surprises herders in Tsunte, Dagestan (video)

    The 10 most dangerous volcanoes around the world (videos)

    Mysterious boom and shaking as bright fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia

    Schoolbus transporting 15 children washed away by apocalyptical floods in Kazakhstan – Students rescued from the roof of the bus

    Iridescent cumulonimbus cloud appears over Singapore


  5. Loud, mysterious bang leads New South Wales residents to look toward the heavens

    Domesticated elephant kills mahout and injures another in Karnataka, India

    Four people killed by crocodiles within a month in Zimbabwe

    Woman hospitalized after family pit bull attacks her in Foley, Alabama

    Strange, early morning horn sounds recorded in Ohio

    Volcano erupts on Manam Island, Papua New Guinea

    Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Peru

    6.0 magnitude earthquake off Fiji

    Stunning sun halo filmed over the North Sea in The Netherlands

    Despite the EPA's own evidence of risk it decides not to ban chlorpyrifos pesticides

    The EPA says it's reversing course and keeping chlorpyrifos on the market.

    That's despite the agency's earlier conclusion, reached during the Obama administration, that this pesticide could pose risks to consumers. It's a signal that toxic chemicals will face less restrictive regulation by the Trump administration. [oh, yummy!]

    Predicaments Lack Solutions

    One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise.

    ~ Aldo Leopold [more]

    [Guy re-opened his comments section. My first comment, once submitted through the Capcha thingie, led to a "comments are closed for this essay" message.]

    Coronal hole = Major Quakes! Only 3 major quakes all month: Now 2 in 1 hour as 2 large holes on the Sun faces Earth!

    We have had only three major quakes all month up till this evening, then as two massive Coronal holes line up to face Earth spewing a solar wind stream which was expected to reach Earth today we have had two major quakes in one hour not to mention the three active volcanoes yesterday.
    The two major quakes, of magnitude 6. Struck Fiji and Peru in the same hour this evening and are only the 4th and 5th major quakes of April. [more]