Monday, July 17, 2017

Event Update For 2017-07-16

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

2017-07-16 - Underground mulch fire erupts near creek in Clairton (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Fire crews in Clairton are working to tackle a fire that’s burning 50-to-70 feet underground, at the bottom of a large mulch pile. Crews were called to the scene on Worthington Avenue Sunday and poured water on the fire to little effect. The Allegheny County Health Department has been called out to assess the situation and figure out how to tackle the fire."

2017-07-16 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-07-16 - Pickup truck and camper go up in flames, ignite brush fire, on US 101 near Willits (California):

Quote: "A fire in a truck and trailer that started about 2:45 p.m. south of Willits about mile marker 37 on Hwy 101 has spread closing all north bound lanes. The fire has been quenched, according to the witness who sent us these photos but the hillside is still burning."

Quote: "UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: A firefighter with 'stabbing' chest pains is being brought down to an ambulance code 3–emergency."

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 4 in coastal Antioch (California):

Quote: "Lanes of Highway 4 reopened to traffic Sunday evening after a car that caught fire sparked grasslands and led to closure of an on-ramp, authorities said."

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM, ignites bush fire, near coastal San Jose (California):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a car fire that spread to brush Sunday morning in San Jose, fire officials said. According to a San Jose Fire Department dispatcher, a car fire was reported at about 4 a.m. in the area of Sierra Road and Skyview Drive. The fire spread from the vehicle to some nearby brush."

2017-07-16 - Fire truck bursts into flame shortly before 4:30 AM while parked in fire station in Fort Worth (Texas):

Quote: "A blaze erupted in a fire truck parked in a fire station early Sunday, but firefighters quickly extinguished it and no injuries were reported, a fire official said. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. at Station 32, 10201 White Settlement Road."

2017-07-16 - Wildfires continue burning in British Columbia (Canada), 36,600 people evacuated:

2017-07-16 - Passenger plane hit by foul odor, plane evacuated, in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "We did have an aircraft from Charlotte to RDU this afternoon, that landed at 2:19 p.m. ET, and arrived the gate at 2:21 p.m. ET, that is currently out of service for an actual mechanical issue – and odor in the cabin. But it is not due to 'passed gas' as mentioned."

Quote: "Passengers suffered nausea and headaches throughout the ordeal; a few people became ill while leaving the flight, WNCN reported."

Note: People thought someone had passed gas, so it was apparently a sewery odor that sickened people on this plane...

2017-07-16 - Dead zone expected to be the largest ever seen in the Gulf of Mexico:

2017-07-16 - 'Medical emergencies' cause two crashes in 40 minutes, in the Allegheny-Kiski Valley (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officials believe medical emergencies caused two separate accidents in the Alle-Kiski Valley Sunday afternoon. The first happened around 4:15 p.m. along Freeport Road in East Deer when a male driving a red Chevy truck crossed the yellow line and crashed into a parked truck with a trailer attached, landing on the steps and front yard of a house at 781 Freeport Road."

Quote: "About 40 minutes later another accident happened in Brackenridge when a car being driven by a woman crashed into Prospect Cemetery. Pioneer Hose Fire Chief Rick Jones said they believe this accident also was caused by a medical emergency. 'It appears she had a seizure or something and ran off the road and ended up in the cemetery,' Jones said."

2017-07-16 - Two men have simultaneous 'medical emergencies' at jail in Tallahassee (Florida):

Quote: "Two Leon County Jail inmates who were rushed to the hospital after suffering a 'medical emergency' on Thursday are back in jail. The Leon County Sheriff's Office says the inmates suffered a 'medical emergency.' Initial reports suggested that the inmates had overdosed on an unknown substance, but LCSO Lt. Grady Jordan says, at this time, there is no indication of an overdose. Lt. Jordan added that no drugs were found during a search of the inmates' jail cells."

Note: So not an overdose, just two men having 'medical emergencies' at the same time in the same place...

2017-07-16 - Home heavily damaged by explosion on White Lake Court in Montello (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2017-07-16 - Apartment rocked by explosion at 1 AM, 66 apartments affected, in Bogotá (Colombia), 43 injured:

Quote: "According to the report of emergency agencies, there were 43 injured and 66 apartments affected. The biggest damage was recorded on the 17th floor."

Note: These are the 207th and 208th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-07-16 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Spalding County (Georgia):

Quote: "Assistant Chief Jamie Clark told WKEU NEWS, several vehicles were in the area of the fire and also said there were at several acetylene bottles that started exploding. The Chief moved firefighters into a defense mode and called in ladder trucks from the City and County departments as the fire was quickly spreading."

2017-07-16 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 15 cars burn, in North Stanley (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Zinc plant rocked by explosion in coastal Hobart (Australia), 1 injured:

2017-07-16 - Landfill erupts in flame in Tehachapi (California):

2017-07-16 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:40 AM while docked in coastal Coronado (California):

2017-07-16 - Boat 'Finale' bursts into flame near coastal Cape Cod (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Five people were saved from a burning boat off of Cape Cod on Sunday morning, according to the United States Coast Guard. A good Samaritan radioed the Coast Guard around 10:00 a.m., saying that the Finale - a 32-foot recreational craft - had caught fire and he had rescued everyone aboard."

Quote: "Finale the seventh vessel to burn in or near Vineyard waters since June 2."

2017-07-16 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on Clearwater Lake (Missouri):

Note: These are the 634th, 635th and 636th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Note: This is the 495th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-07-16 - Tractor bursts into flame in Aberdeen (South Dakota):

2017-07-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A15 in Osbournby (Britain), car burns in Billingborough too:

2017-07-16 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Louse Lane in Spetisbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 1262nd, 1263rd and 1264th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-07-16 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the M5 near Taunton (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Van bursts into flame at beach in coastal Kenai (Alaska):

2017-07-16 - Van bursts into flame at 2:15 AM on Dryden Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

2017-07-16 - In separate incidents, minivan and car burst into flame within a few miles of each other in/near coastal Truro (Britain):

2017-07-16 - SUV bursts into flame on the Atlantic City Expressway near coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey):

2017-07-16 - SUV bursts into flame on the A37 near Lydford-on-Fosse (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 4:09 AM while parked at home on Huali Way in Kahului (Hawaii), 1 mile from the coast:

2017-07-16 - Cars regularly bursting into flame in Portland (Oregon), 6 in a week:

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "Battalion Chief, Steve Martin says the fire began in a car and spread to two nearby mobile homes."

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at the Tacoma Mall in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in Sacramento (California):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on Russell Way in Carson City (Nevada):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 4:14 AM on the B4380 in Atcham (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at Two Henrys Public House in Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 1:22 AM while parked in underground carpark at apartments in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

Quote: "A tower block in Liverpool city centre was evacuated in the early hours of this morning after a car fire in the basement. Ten fire engines descended on Marlborough Street at 1.22am where crews made their way down an internal staircase to tackle the underground vehicle blaze."

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 11:11 PM on Chatham Place in Reading (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on Sea Lane in coastal Ingoldmells (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 2:11 AM on Frontfield Crescent in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at layby on the A3072 near Hatherleigh (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Sandygate (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Cheshunt (Britain), van breaks down too:

2017-07-16 - Car bursts into flame at 11 PM on Cropton Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cropton Road, Hull. Sun 16 Jul 2017 23:00 (No:15584) Car fire, 1 hose reel and 1 BA."

2017-07-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A30 near Middlemoor (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Barrow-in-Furness(Barrow-in-Furness) 16 Jul 2017 At 22:31 firefighters were called to a vehicle which was on fire on Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness. The vehicle was well alight on arrival and crews, from Barrow, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire."

2017-07-16 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at property on Grange Avenue in Stirchley, Telford (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Lawnmower bursts into flame inside barn, fire spreads, barn destroyed, in coastal Durham (New Hampshire):

2017-07-16 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on Adams Cove in coastal Conception Bay (Canada):

2017-07-16 - Vehicle, RV trailer and home go up in flames at 12:45 AM in coastal Olympia (Washington):

2017-07-16 - Horse trailer, mobile home and stable go up in flames on Soulbury Road in Wing (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Barn and 200 bales of hay destroyed by fire on Shrewsbury Road in Church Stretton (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire at 3:31 AM in Witham Friary (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Wildfire breaks out, grows quickly to 2500 acres, near Lake McClure (California), another wildfire too:

2017-07-16 - Wildfire closes Highway 47 near Clatskanie (Oregon):

2017-07-16 - Brush fire breaks out, spreads to motel, in Banning (California):

2017-07-16 - Wildfire burns 120,000 acres near the Little Humboldt River near Midas (Nevada):

2017-07-16 - Wildfires rage along the Adriatic Sea coast in Croatia and Montenegro:

2017-07-16 - Huge tire fire erupts at 7 AM at vacant prison farm in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-07-16 - SpaceX facility damaged by roof fire in coastal Port Canaveral (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Strip mall hit by fire, three businesses destroyed, in Waterboro (Maine):

2017-07-16 - Theater and flea market destroyed by fire in East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania), near Coolbaugh Lake:

2017-07-16 - Frito Lay factory damaged by fire in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

2017-07-16 - Paper mill damaged by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-07-16 - Large shop building destroyed by massive blaze near Priddis (Canada):

2017-07-16 - Bakery burns and explodes at 1 AM in coastal Chennai (India), firefighter killed:

2017-07-16 - Scrap clothing warehouse goes up in flames in Mirpur (Bangladesh):

2017-07-16 - Offshore windfarm damaged by fire near coastal Jiangsu (China):

2017-07-16 - Home damaged by fire on Kings Point Court in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-07-16 - Home damaged by garage fire on Riverview Street in East Liverpool (Ohio), nobody there, separate crash near creek too:

2017-07-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:06 AM in Ionia (Michigan):

2017-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:45 AM in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire in Lauderhill (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:44 AM in Caddo Parish (Louisiana), nobody there:

2017-07-16 - Two homes damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, in Burlington (Iowa):

2017-07-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Loch Harbor Condos on Southeast Sunset Harbor Road in Summerfield (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Deadly fire burns barn and apartments at 12:30 AM in Townshend (Vermont), 1 killed:,513726

2017-07-16 - Deadly fire burns home in Quincy (Florida), 2 killed:

2017-07-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2 AM, two other homes damaged, on Creek Valley Way in Lexington (Kentucky):

2017-07-16 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by fire at 5:05 AM in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2017-07-16 - Vacant medical facility burns at 7:07 AM in coastal Neath Port Talbot (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Whale washes up dead in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts):

2017-07-16 - Unknown cause kills 9 children and sickens 46 more in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):

2017-07-16 - Unknown cause kills 7 people and sickens 80 more in Ranipanga (India):

2017-07-16 - Two boys, 12 and 13, die in watery ditch in Marshall County near Argos (Indiana):

2017-07-16 - Five children found dead in the water in two incidents in Bihar (India):

2017-07-16 - Woman falls unconscious and dies while diving near coastal San Pedro (California):

Quote: "Rescuers were unable to revive a woman who passed out while diving off the coast of San Pedro, authorities said Sunday. The woman had been diving with a partner, who saw that she was unresponsive while she was underwater, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney."

Note: Getting into any water anywhere can kill you now, especially if you get water on your head. Lots of divers dying in this past year too. I'm sure there will be more...

2017-07-16 - Man, 44, dies while diving in Island Lake in Alberta (Canada):

2017-07-16 - Man, 30, found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "It's unclear if the man had a medical emergency or what may have happened, Skaggs said."

Quote: "Last week 18-year-old Victoria Arias died after being found unresponsive at the bottom of her family's backyard pool."

2017-07-16 - Boy, 7, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-07-16 - Man, 60, found dead in lake at Hart Park, and man, 18, found dead in Isabella Lake (California):

2017-07-16 - Man, 50, dives into the water and dies in Lake Sonoma (California):

Quote: "The cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy is pending, but Hartsough might have suffered a medical emergency, Crum said."

2017-07-16 - Man found dead in Walden Pond in Concord (Massachusetts):

2017-07-16 - Man in his 40s has 'medical condition' and collapses, dies shortly later, in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A man who collapsed at a basketball court in Quincy died Sunday afternoon. An ambulance was called for at Northeast Health and Fitness, 90 Quincy Ave., shortly after 1 p.m. Paramedics gave the man CPR before taking him by ambulance to Quincy Medical Center. The man, who was in his 40s, had suffered a medical condition. He later died at the hospital, police said."

2017-07-16 - Man, 47, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead on the Alum Cave Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee):

Quote: "One man died after having a medical problem during a hiking trip Saturday morning in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Park rangers responded to the report of a man in cardiac distress on Alum Cave Trail around 10 a.m. Philip Davenport, 47, passed out 3 miles away from the beginning of the trail. The Nashville man was pronounced dead an hour later."

2017-07-16 - Man found dead on the banks of duck pond near Anderson Bayou near Shreveport (Louisiana):

2017-07-16 - Man, 43, found dead in T P Lake in Baird (Texas):

2017-07-16 - Man, 41, found dead in Yellow Banks Lake (Indiana):

2017-07-16 - Man slumps over dead in car at gas station in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-07-16 - Man falls into the water and dies in the Multnomah Channel near Coon Island (Oregon):

2017-07-16 - Man, 23, found dead in Percy Priest Lake near Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-07-16 - Man, 71, found dead in pond at his property in Harris County (Georgia):

2017-07-16 - Man found dead in submerged car in creek in Perry County (Illinois):

2017-07-16 - Man, 56, drops dead in grassy area in Boulder (Colorado):

2017-07-16 - Man found dead in Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield (Massachusetts):

2017-07-16 - Man, 58, falls off boat into Lake Erie and dies near Conneaut (Ohio):

2017-07-16 - Boy, 15, dies in the water at beach in coastal Boca Grande (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Man found dead in Lake Lily in Maitland (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Person found dead in wooded area in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2017-07-16 - Man, 72, has 'medical event' and dies while driving, car crashes into pole, in Sioux City (Iowa):

Quote: "Sioux City Police say the driver was an elderly man who had what they call a 'medical event' while driving."

Quote: "Based on the preliminary investigation authorities do not believe the death of the driver was a result of the crash."

2017-07-16 - Woman, 20s or 30s, drops dead in shower at hotel in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Note: Had she doused her head in water recently? Like while she was in that shower? That's how one of my friends dropped dead too, man in his early 40s. He got in the shower, turned on the water and he was dead a minute later. Our water supplies are under attack by the Earth. That's why Obama put US water sources under the purview of the Department of Defense. That doesn't mean we can adequately defend our water supplies and water bodies though. Clearly we can't. The problem is simply too big. And since this is a planetary extinction event, the same is true of every country, including Australia...

2017-07-16 - Man, 61, university lecturer, feels dizzy and drops dead at university in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe):

2017-07-16 - Woman, 55-60, found dead in the water near coastal Larnaca on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2017-07-16 - Man, 40-45, drops dead in his room in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

2017-07-16 - Man, 23, found dead in Ranbir Canal in Jammu (India):

2017-07-16 - Woman, 54, drops dead at (very) coastal Slains Castle (Scotland):

2017-07-16 - Teen girl has 'medical emergency' and dies in Stroud (Britain):

Quote: "A young girl, believed to be in her teens, has died in Gloucestershire in what has been reported as a 'medical emergency'. Three ambulances including a rapid response car along with the police arrived at Ash Lane off Kites Nest Lane in Stroud at around 5pm yesterday."

2017-07-16 - Man, 27, goes spearfishing, next seen dead in the water near coastal White Nothe (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Man has 'medical episode', car hits pole, in Maddington (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "WA Police said they believe the man suffered a medical episode prior to the crash."

2017-07-16 - Small plane crashes near Cummings (Kansas), 2 killed:

2017-07-16 - Small plane crashes in Eastford (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2017-07-16 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Long Island (New York), engine failure:

2017-07-16 - Small plane crashes near Aberdeen (Canada), 1 injured:

2017-07-16 - Small plane crashes onto island in Paddy's Pond (Canada):

2017-07-16 - Passenger bus plunges into gorge, in Jammu and Kashmir (India), 16 killed, 27 injured:

2017-07-16 - Tanker truck overturns on the East Loop in Houston (Texas):

2017-07-16 - Tanker truck overturns on highway in Sindh (Pakistan):

2017-07-16 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Lockhart (Texas), 2 killed:

2017-07-16 - SUV veers off road, goes airborne, crashes through roof of house, in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, 1 injured:

Quote: "Deputy Chief of Special Operations Michael Arras said it appears the SUV was travelling at a high rate of speed when it struck the ramped lawn in front of the home. 'He had to be going 70 miles per hour at least,' he told KMOX News. 'I don’t know if he had some type of a medical issue that he just lost consciousness and put his foot down on the gas, and it just went flying.'"

Note: Wow, doesn't look possible for that SUV to be there, to have gotten that much elevation, but there it is...

2017-07-16 - Car veers off road, hits pole, in Springettsbury Township (Pennsylvania), woman, 40, dies 2 days later:

Quote: "Wilbur said while Springettsbury police are still investigating the crash, it appears Lopez may have had a medical event while driving."

2017-07-16 - Car lightly crashes in Alexandria (Virginia), man, 22, dies:

Quote: "Zain Siddiqui, 22, was driving northbound in the 100 block of South Van Dorn Street around 9:41 p.m. when he was in a minor crash with little damage. He was conscious and transported to the hospital. 'Once at the hospital his medical condition worsened and he died,' according to the police statement."

2017-07-16 - Car veers off road, hits trees, on Lanes Mill Road in Lakewood (New Jersey), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities are trying to determine if the woman suffered a medical episode prior to crashing."

2017-07-16 - Car hits fire hydrant, bursts into flame, in Winnipeg (Canada), 4 people burned:

2017-07-16 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man and woman, swarms town, in Ramsey (New Jersey):

2017-07-16 - Two dogs attack and injure 5-year-old boy at PetSmart in Tucson (Arizona):

2017-07-16 - Stingray attacks and injures man near Whangarei (New Zealand):

2017-07-16 - Coyote snatches and kills pet dog in coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-07-16 - Mountain lion attacks and injures horse near Foresthill (California):

2017-07-16 - Sinkhole opens on street, traps van, in Birmingham (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Sinkhole opens on street in Cheltenham (Britain):

2017-07-16 - Landslide hits Ramechhap (Nepal), 9 injured:

2017-07-16 - Man, 56, has problems breathing, loses consciousness, on boat near coastal Destin (Florida):

Quote: "The Coast Guard rescued a man from a boat near Destin on Sunday afternoon. At 12:48 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification of a 56-year-old man having difficulty breathing and going in and out of consciousness."

2017-07-16 - Man, 22, sickens on cargo ship near coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "At about 3:30 Sunday afternoon, police received a call from the Coast Guard seeking assistance for a medical evacuation of the 22-year-old man on a ship southeast of Floyd Bennett Field."

2017-07-16 - Man, 18, disappears while swimming at Green River Lake (Kentucky):

2017-07-16 - Woman in her 30s has 'medical issue', and another woman falls 20 feet in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Updated: 5:13 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 |  Posted: 5:06 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 A woman was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious injuries after falling about 20 feet in the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Sunday afternoon..."

Quote: "In the other incident, a woman described as in her 30s, suffered a 'medical issue,' Noak said, in an area near Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and Walsh Tarlton Lane."

2017-07-16 - Hiker has 'medical issue' and then flash-flooding hits swimming hole and kills 9 people, near Payson (Arizona):

Quote: "Search teams were already in the area because of a hiker that had a medical issue unrelated to the flood."

2017-07-16 - Young man has 'medical incident' in Tunbridge Wells (Britain):

Quote: "Police were called to Tunbridge Wells last night after a man suffered a medical incident. Emergency services arrived at Montacute Gardens at 10.10pm yesterday (July 15) after being called following concerns for the welfare of a man. An eyewitness said: 'It looked like a young man was being led to the ambulance by two paramedics. Four police officers were also assisting at the time.'"

2017-07-16 - NOAA’s greenhouse gas index up 40 percent since 1990, CO2 increase is accelerating:

2017-07-16 - Worldwide average temperature continues rising:

2017-07-16 - Shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes the island of Crete (Greece):

2017-07-16 - Lightning strike kills 4 family members in Uganda:

2017-07-16 - Lightning strike kills 50 goats in northern China:

2017-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sabah (Malaysia):

2017-07-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of South Korea:

2017-07-16 - Snowfall hits Santiago (Chile), first time in 20 years, widespread power outages ensue:

2017-07-16 - 'Coldest temperature in years' hits Australia's south east:

2017-07-16 - Tennessee restricts use of Monsanto's dicamba pesticide as problems spread:

2017-07-16 - George A. Romero dies at age 77 from lung cancer:

2017-07-16 - Trump wants a transparent see-through wall so people don't get hit by bags of drugs:\


  1. Oh man - this (H2S contaminated) water problem is becoming too widespread to ignore. Between that and all the gases permeating the atmosphere and causing potentially deadly MEDICAL INCIDENTS, one can see the downward direction of life on Earth.

    I was going to ask you whether it would be advantageous being on well-water rather than public water, but it doesn't seem to matter at this point. In fact well-water might be a WORSE situation.

    CA & PA racking up the JJFH incidents, as usual.

    Heh, the FINALE = bursting into flames!

    I really wish I could use that excuse that lawnmowers are bursting into flame (even parked and unused), so I could stop the weekly meaningless mowing of my (front and back) lawns (mostly weeds anyway). The boss doesn't want to hear it.

    [from zeta]
    Writing's on the wall: Pentagon study admits U.S. empire collapsing, recommends massive effort to maintain global access to resources

    An extraordinary new Pentagon study has concluded that the U.S.-backed international order established after World War 2 is "fraying" and may even be "collapsing", leading the United States to lose its position of "primacy" in world affairs.

    The solution proposed to protect U.S. power in this new "post-primacy" environment is, however, more of the same: more surveillance, more propaganda ("strategic manipulation of perceptions") and more military expansionism.

    The document concludes that the world has entered a fundamentally new phase of transformation in which U.S. power is in decline, international order is unravelling, and the authority of governments everywhere is crumbling. [more; seemorerocks has it too]

    73 killed by lightning across Myanmar since April

    This figure is up from 57 deaths between April and June, according to the ministry.
    [SOTT]Comment: See also: Lightning strikes kill 57 within 10 weeks in Myanmar (Burma); compares to 10 deaths for roughly the same period in 2016 [more]

    Peru struck by 6.6 magnitude earthquake

    Spectacular storms across China end summer snap (VIDEO)

    [more below]


  2. Shallow 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017
    Heat wave headed for Britain

    Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday into Wednesday followed by potentially record breaking 40c heatwave late July!

    A crack on the Greenland's largest glacier

    NASA has captured new mysterious crack on the Greenland's largest glacier

    The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann Glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission Friday.

    The crack appeared in the middle of the floating shelf, rather than on one of its sides, as is typical of this glacier — leading Lhermitte to wonder whether it could have been caused by the ocean waters below the shelf. [more]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #44 (July 14th to July 17th 2017)

    Two historic cities Split and Podgorica in the Balkans under threat from huge wildfires after 40 deg C heatwave

    Three major quakes in four hours as our planets magnetosphere is buffeted with a CME and a Coronal hole turning to face Earth

    [compare with this]
    Series of powerful earthquakes rocks the world within 14 hours: M7.7 in Russia, M6.2 in Russia and M6.4 in Peru

    ‘Mountain of God’ volcano eruption is imminent and could wipe out key sites of human history in Tanzania


  3. I think you're probably safer with municipal city water than any well or the like. Obama mandated that outdoor municipal water supplies have a covering erected over them and that they be equipped with some kind of laser-based purification system. So at least some effort is being made to protect those sources of water. That doesn't mean they're safe, just safeR. I guess it's a gamble now when you put water on your head, no matter the source. Well, I guess that gigantic iceberg is probably a pretty safe not-yet-contaminated source of water, assuming there aren't any dangerous ancient microbes in it, which there might be.

  4. Great, i'm on well water (which I pass through a big-ass Berkey water filter system into 5 gal. containers) . ..

    Wildfires rage along the Adriatic coast in Croatia and Montenegro

    Flash flood in South Korea leaves at least 5 dead

    Whale carcass towed out to sea by lifeguards from beach in Marshfield, Massachusetts

    Flash floods leave at least 16 dead in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

    at least 38 people had died in flooding across the country since 26 June, 2017. [more]

    3 people killed by lightning bolt in Jharkhand, India

    Marine Osprey maintainer killed by lightning bolt in Jacksonville, North Carolina


  5. [natures shotgun]
    Apocalyptical hailstorm kills sheep and damages cars in Spain (video)

    Who Wants To Be A Central Bank Muppet? Yes, Again...

    "There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion" - Ludwig Von Mises

    Yesterday I showed that Emerging Market (EM) currencies are the conduit for transmitting global risk seeking via Central Bank policy. Here we see that in 2011, Gold was the alternative currency of choice, whereas in this era, it's Bitcoin: [graph]

    Unfortunately, the second and last global bubble is already popping in broad daylight...

    Bitcoin may backtest the 50 day, but that should be about it: [chart]

    Amazon and Facebook are making new highs today, although Apple and Google are not confirming [more]

    NASA's Van Allen Probes mission analyzing eerie whistling sounds coming from space

    Extreme flash flooding hits Istanbul after heaviest rain since 1985, Turkey

    [wow - that's a big flood]

    Turkey's most populated city, Istanbul suffered extreme flash flooding on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after rainstorm dumped 4 months worth of rain in just 12 hours. It was the most severe rainfall the city has seen in the past 32 years, but only the first of several waves of rainstorms expected. Meteorologists say the rains will last until Wednesday evening. [more; stay tuned]

    [continued below]


  6. Why $5 Billion Of Student Loans May Be Wiped Out

    As reported by the New York Times, about $5 billion of student loan debt owned by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts - one of the nation's largest owners of student loans - could be erased by judges due to alleged improper documentation and missing ownership records. [heh, just like the ol' banker mortgage problems!]

    The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts holds 800,000 private student loans through 15 different trusts, which collectively own approximately $12 billion of student loan debt, according to the New York Times.

    Of that amount, about 160,000 private student loans are in default. These student loans were originally issued by banks, and then subsequently sold through securitization to investors, including the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts. Ownership records may have been lost in the process.

    The New York Times reports that given the incomplete ownership records, it is not exactly clear who owns the individual student loans. If true, this could pose a major problem for National Collegiate, which is seeking to collect unpaid student loan debt from borrowers who have defaulted.

    While these lawsuits involve borrowers who have defaulted on their student loans, the student loan crisis continues to grow.
    More than 44 million student loan borrowers collectively owe more than $1.4 trillion in student loans, according to the most recent student loan debt report from personal finance site Make Lemonade.

    Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - second only to mortgages.

    According to Make Lemonade, about 11% of students default on their student loans each year.[more]

    Magnitude 7.8 quake between Russia and Alaska to cause tsunami waves: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

    Needles everywhere: Drug crisis creates pollution threat

    [cue Brian Eno/David Byrne instrumental: Mountain of Needles]

    [Why is it that people want to punch so many politicians in the face? Well, here's one.]
    Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property. [everyone knows this is already an abused practice]

    'Please Stay Out': Wildfire scorches 11,200 acres in Central Valley, triggering evacuations

    [that's where a LOT of food is grown]


  7. In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

    Ruling: Trump administration shortcut environmental review; Court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down pipeline – Washington, D.C.

    In a 91-page decision, Judge James Boasberg wrote, “the Court agrees that [the Corps] did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial.”

    The Court did not determine whether pipeline operations should be shut off and has requested additional briefing on the subject and a status conference next week. [more]

    Purple aurora, noctilucent clouds seen over Germany

    Multiple waterspouts spotted over Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

    Al Gore has given up hoping Trump will acknowledge climate science – “I thought that there was a chance he would come to his senses. But I was wrong.”

    U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith doesn’t think global warming is real – He just went on a secret tour of the melting Arctic

    “He believes you can’t do anything if it’s going to hurt the economy," McNerney said, referring to Smith. [more]

    Bodies of Swiss couple missing for 75 years found on glacier – “As the glacier receded, it gave up their bodies”

    Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, now 79, told the Le Matin newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland, that she and her siblings "spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day."
    Udry-Dumoulin is the youngest of seven children born to Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin. The couple went to milk their cows on a meadow above their home in Switzerland's Valais canton on August 15, 1942, according to the Reuters news agency, and never came home.