Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Event Update For 2014-03-17

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
2014-03-17 - Electrical substation erupts in flame on Falkland Road in Evesham (Britain):
2014-03-17 - Electrical substation bursts into flame on Ferry Road in Hullbridge (Britain), near the coast:
2014-03-17 - Electrical fire hits high-rise in Chattanooga (Tennessee):
2014-03-17 - Transformer bursts into flame in Lepreau (Canada), car crashes mentioned too:
Quote: "One crash happened on Route 1 near New River on Sunday shortly after 2 in the morning after the car hit a guardrail. A few hours later, there was a rollover on route 790 in Musquash around 8am in which the vehicle ended up on its roof in a brook."
2014-03-17 - Transformer bursts into flame at university in Orlando (Florida):
2014-03-17 - Transformer bursts into flame, ignites motorcycle, in Ghantaghar (India), 3 killed:
Note: The three people who were killed had tried to put the motorcycle fire out with water and were electrocuted. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, thus the rise in 'electrical fires', like the fires in the Boeing Dreamliners, parked vehicles going up in flames, utility pole fires, etc. But even if we lose the grid, which looks increasingly likely, at least all the fires should help keep things lit at night. Always look on the bright side of life! (Queue happy Monty Python whistling.)

2014-03-17 - Oil rig explodes and burns near Pecos (Texas), hydrogen sulfide in the air, people stay back:

Quote: "The Reeves County Sheriff says they are not being allowed any closer than about 300 yards from the rig. It's all because there's high levels of H2S gas in the air."

Note: Staying back seems like a good idea to me!

2014-03-17 - Home explodes and burns in Coldwater (Michigan):

2014-03-17 - Home damaged by explosion in Lake Norman (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - Thirteen cars, carport and 3 apartments burn in West Covina (California), started with parked car:

Note: And that's why you might not wanna park next to other vehicles...

2014-03-17 - Car, SUV and six townhomes burn in Lake Country (Canada), started with parked vehicle:

Quote: "Fire officials say no one was injured in the blaze which began around noon Sunday in a vehicle, spread to a second vehicle before jumping to a townhome. 'The call came in as a car fire initially,' said Lake Country fire chief Steven Windsor. 'The vehicle was against the side of a building and it had jumped from the vehicle to another vehicle and then onto the townhouse. There is considerable fire damage to the one unit, smoke and water damage to the adjoining unit and smoke damage to the next four units.'"

2014-03-17 - Semi tractors, tractors, equipment and two buildings destroyed by massive blaze at truck services company near Kirksville (Missouri):

Quote: "The fire tore through two buildings used by the company for storage and repairs about five miles south of Kirksville. No injuries were reported, but Eastern Adair County Fire Chief Chris Drennan says the flames destroyed semi-trucks, tractors and repair equipment."

2014-03-17 - Three RVs, shed and home destroyed by massive fire near Scott Air Force Base (Missouri):

2014-03-17 - Tractor, feed truck, 700 tons of cotton seed and building destroyed by fire in Greenleaf (Wisconsin):

Quote: "We tore the building down. The feed truck was in there and there was a tractor in there, too."

2014-03-17 - Commercial lobster boat bursts into flame just after 1 AM while stored inside building in coastal Freeport (Maine):

Quote: "Sylvain said he’s unsure of the fire’s cause, given that the outbuilding has no heat or power."

2014-03-17 - Decommissioned nuclear submarine 'Krasnodar' bursts into flame at shipyard in coastal Murmansk (Russia):

Quote: "Fires break out very rarely in scrapping of submarines. There has been no fire at the shipyard already for several years. The reasons for the fire are being looked into..."

Note: That thing is covered with rust. No wonder it caught fire...

2014-03-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near Tiananmen Square in Beijing (China):

Quote: "A bus caught fire at about 10 am Monday on Qianmen Street, the main east-west road just south of Tian'anmen Square."

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Mulberry (Arkansas), near the Arkansas River:

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Norwalk (Ohio):

Note: This truck was part of a pileup on Wednesday the week prior. Now, five days later, it burst into flame...

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Grasswood Road in Saskatoon (Canada):

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the N1 near the R21 interchange (South Africa):

2014-03-17 - Van bursts into flame, fire spreads to car, on Camino del Remedio near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2014-03-17 - Van bursts into flame at 3:05 AM on Finchley Road in Kingstanding (Britain):

2014-03-17 - Van bursts into flame before 7 AM on Ocotal Way in Swindon (Britain):

2014-03-17 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Mineral Wells (West Virginia):

2014-03-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Hallowell (Maine), near the Kennebec River:

2014-03-17 - In 'separate' incidents, car bursts into flame on road and garage bursts into flame at home, in Waterboro (Maine):

Quote: "Coincidentally, a vehicle fire broke out around the same time as the house fire. The dispatcher said the car fire on Lake Sherburne Road in Waterboro was unrelated to the house fire."

Note: Hah, yeah, just like those 3 boats that 'coincidentally' ignited in two separate fires within 3 minutes in coastal Washington DC, mentioned in the 2014-02-11 update. Or the SUV that burst into flame while parked at one home and the dimmer switch wiring that 'coincidentally' burst into flame at the home right next door to the burning SUV, at 3:30 AM, in Stuttgart (Arkansas), as mentioned in the 2013-02-05 update. Sure are a lot of these fiery 'coincidences' happening. That's because they're not coincidences at all...

2014-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on US 50 in Aurora (Indiana):

2014-03-17 - Car bursts into flame near the Civic Centre in Southend (Britain):

Note: Also see the electrical substation that burned on this same day in Southend. Just another one of those 'coincidences'...

2014-03-17 - Car bursts into flame near police headquarters in Manchester (Britain):

2014-03-17 - Car bursts into flame on Ware Road in Hoddesdon (Britain):

2014-03-17 - Car bursts into flame at 1:03 AM on Pasley Street, Stoke in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2014-03-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame, fire spreads to brush, on I-15 in San Bernardino County (California):

2014-03-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 18 near Merwin (Missouri):

2014-03-17 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in yard at home in Lincoln (Britain):

2014-03-17 - Van and garage destroyed by fire at home in New Paris (Indiana):

2014-03-17 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "A car that was inside the garage when the fire started was also damaged. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire. The owner of the home told firefighters she was unaware of any possible problems with her car that may have sparked the blaze."

Note: Car have a battery in it, or any rust on it? Yep...

2014-03-17 - Tractor, hay and barn destroyed by fire at 4:28 AM in Fowler (New York):

2014-03-17 - Pickup truck, two travel trailers and shed destroyed by fire in Hooper (Utah):

2014-03-17 - Barn destroyed by massive blaze at 3:30 AM in Williamstown (Vermont), 40 cows and 60 other animals killed:

2014-03-17 - Barn destroyed by fire just before midnight, near Fort Recovery (Ohio), 17,000+ chickens killed:

2014-03-17 - Barn and machine shed destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM near Navarino (Wisconsin):

Note: This fire started in machine shed - which probably housed some farm vehicles and equipment - then spread to the barn...

2014-03-17 - Barn destroyed by fire in Buffington Township (Pennsylvania):

2014-03-17 - Barn heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM near Heyworth (Illinois):

2014-03-17 - Barn damaged by fire at 6:30 AM on Clagett Avenue in Bowling Green (Kentucky):

2014-03-17 - Barn damaged by fire in North Marysburgh (Canada):

2014-03-17 - Wildfire erupts along the Neponset River near coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A brush fire along the Neponset River just upriver from the Granite Avenue bridge around noon brought a BFD fireboat - which then couldn't reach the fire because the bridge turned out to be stuck."

2014-03-17 - Wildfire breaks out, grows to 8,000 acres, in Lea County (New Mexico):

Quote: "The fire is estimated to be between 8,000 and 10,000 acres in size and has moved into Roosevelt County."

2014-03-17 - Brush fire breaks out along the shore in coastal Portland (Australia):

2014-03-17 - Major mulch fire billows smoke in Kearny (New Jersey), near the coast and many other bodies of water:

Quote: "The mulch just ignited."

2014-03-17 - Shipyard damaged by ventilation fire in coastal East Boothbay (Maine):

2014-03-17 - Storage facility erupts in flame in Auburn (New York):

2014-03-17 - Clothing store erupts in flame just after 1:30 AM in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2014-03-17 - Landmark restaurant destroyed by blaze at 11 PM in Butler Township (Pennsylvania):

2014-03-17 - Outbuilding catches fire at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City (Missouri):

Note: Kansas City is located at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River...

2014-03-17 - Porch and propane tank burst into flame at duplex in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2014-03-17 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Cleveland (Tennessee):

2014-03-17 - Porch bursts into flame at mixed-use building on North Bridge Street in Chillicothe (Ohio), near the Scioto River:

2014-03-17 - Home ravaged by fire at 4:45 AM in Utica (New York), 4 people rescued:

2014-03-17 - House damaged by fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2014-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Grand Forks (North Dakota), 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - House heavily damaged by 'fire of unknown origin' in Jamul (California), nobody home:

Quote: "A fire of unknown origin tore through a home in a rural neighborhood in the southern reaches of San Diego County Monday, causing significant structural damage but resulting in no injuries. The blaze on Bratton Valley Road in the Jamul area erupted shortly before 3 p.m., according to Cal Fire."

Quote: "No residents were home when it began spreading..."

Note: You can't catch these fires when they're small if nobody is there when they begin. Every building that is made of absorbent materials, or which has anything rusty in it or near it, or which has electrified copper wiring in it or near it needs someone on guard duty at all times now, or at least that's the way it's looking to me. It can't be too fun to come home to a smoldering ruin...

2014-03-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire), nobody home:

Note: Not just near the coast, but also about 200 feet east (downwind) of a small lake or pond and a stream. Nobody on guard duty here...

2014-03-17 - Apartment building damaged by blaze on Hidden Lake Drive in Middle Smithfield Township (Pennsylvania), nobody home:

Note: Nobody on guard duty here either. As the name suggests, this place is right next to Hidden Lake and is also close to the Delaware River...

2014-03-17 - Deadly fire rips through RV trailer at 7:10 AM in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2014-03-17 - Deadly fire burns motel cabin just after 2 AM on Brookside Drive in Chanhassen (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2014-03-17 - Vacant barn destroyed by fire near Retford (Britain):

2014-03-17 - Vacant home burns in Racine (Wisconsin):

2014-03-17 - Vacant house destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Fresno (California):

Quote: "Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be suspicious because no one lives there and the power was shut off."

Note: I bet there was some rusty iron/steel in there somewhere, hinges, pipes, brackets, nails, whatever...

2014-03-17 - Vacant foundry destroyed by fire in Virginia (Minnesota):

Quote: "The foundry closed in December 2006 due to bankruptcy, but had once been a staple of Virginia’s economy for decades. Over the years it produced steam locomotive parts and machinery for railroads, paper mills and the mining industry."

2014-03-17 - Vacant hospital burns at 2:30 AM in Alice (Texas):

2014-03-17 - Vacant furniture warehouse destroyed by huge fire in High Point (North Carolina):

Quote: "The fire was reported around 11 p.m. Monday. The warehouse was once a furniture factory building."

2014-03-17 - Vacant mill erupts in flame in Shelby (North Carolina):

2014-03-17 - Vacant warehouse heavily damaged by major fire after 1 AM in Sacramento (California):

2014-03-17 - Vacant warehouse burns in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2014-03-17 - Four people incinerated, six more injured, when minibus ignites on road in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):

Quote: "Three women and a man were burnt to death and six others including a child received injuries in a micro-bus fire at Fatikchari in the district on Monday afternoon."

2014-03-17 - Mick Jagger's girlfriend, 49, found dead in apartment in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Note: Apparently she was found hanging by her scarf on a doorknob. They suspect suicide but there's no note. What happens if you lose consciousness while wearing a scarf and collapse and the scarf gets caught on the doorknob on the way down? Then they find your strangled corpse later, hanging by your scarf from a doorknob, without a suicide note. This story reminds me of a woman who was found dead on an escalator, dead, with her scarf caught in the gears, in Montreal (Canada), mentioned in the 2014-01-30 update. Same thing...

Quote: "Authorities don’t know whether her scarf became entangled after she collapsed on the escalator, or if she was strangled when her scarf got caught in the moving device."

2014-03-17 - Man, 33, burns to death when box truck ignites shortly before midnight in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):

2014-03-17 - Man, 24, found dead in creek in Lampe Park in Gardnerville (Nevada):

2014-03-17 - Woman in her 30s drops dead on porch near Pecan Valley Drive in San Antonio (Texas):

2014-03-17 - Man, 40, found dead in the Indian River in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

Quote: "On March 3, another homeless man was found dead in a Melbourne canal that feeds into the same area of the Indian River. William Collins, 61, a Vietnam-era veteran, was found dead near the 700 block of Magnolia Avenue, south of Eau Gallie. There were no indications of foul play in Collins’ death, police said."

Note: Not too worried about foul play. Poison gas, that's a different story. Lots of people have been mysteriously dying in Florida: in homes, on streets, in canals and bays and ditches, at beaches, in swimming pools, everywhere really. Florida is downwind of the Gulf of Mexico, North America's sewer. Hydrogen sulfide is sometimes called 'sewer gas'...

2014-03-17 - Man, 36, found dead in ditch in Barnhart (Missouri):

Quote: "There were no obvious signs of foul play, authorities said."

Note: Excellent! Probably just poison gas then. Not really anything to worry about, as long as you don't require unpoisoned air to live...

2014-03-17 - Man found dead in canal near Phoenix (Arizona):

2014-03-17 - Man found dead at beach on coastal Bald Head Island (North Carolina):

2014-03-17 - Woman, 52, drops dead at home in Hartford (Connecticut):

2014-03-17 - Businessman, 37, drops dead before 1 AM while sitting in chair in Vietnam:

Quote: "Choi’s company is building a deep-sea port as a sub-contractor of two other contractors for the Nghi Son Economic Zone Project in the province."

Note: So this man spent a lot of time near the sea...

2014-03-17 - Infant drops dead at home in Israel:

Quote: "Police believe that the baby died of SIDS."

Note: SIDS means 'hell if we know'. There's an adult version now too, made up when adults started mysteriously dropping dead: SADS, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Between the two, the authorities should be able to sweep this entire extinction event, at least as regards people dropping dead, under two meaningless acronyms, or at least they should be able to do so well enough to fool gullible people...

2014-03-17 - Man in his 30s or 40s falls unconscious in field, dies shortly later, near Halltown (Missouri):

Quote: "The release says there were no signs of physical trauma or foul play..."

2014-03-17 - Woman, around age 30, found dead in paddy field in Sunamganj District (Bangladesh):

2014-03-17 - Woman, 25, found dead in motel room in McConnellsburg (Pennsylvania):

2014-03-17 - Man, 71, goes missing in the wee hours, found dead in Olive Branch (Mississippi):

2014-03-17 - Body found near Burrator Reservoir in Dartmoor (Britain), may be missing man:

2014-03-17 - Body found in the Western Isles (Scotland), may be missing man:

2014-03-17 - Body found in wooded area near Whitehouse (Texas):

2014-03-17 - Woman, 80, drops dead on street in Detroit (Michigan):

2014-03-17 - Driver suffers 'unknown medical condition', tanker truck crashes on Route 50 in Bowie (Maryland), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver suffered an unknown medical condition and left the roadway before striking the concrete jersey barrier in the median, causing the truck to overturn, according to the initial investigation by Maryland State Police."

2014-03-17 - Two cargo ships collide, one sinks, in Tokyo Bay (Japan), 9 people missing:

2014-03-17 - Two trucks and minibus collide, bus bursts into flame, near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 10 people incinerated:

2014-03-17 - Transit bus plunges 65 feet down hill near coastal Sarikei (Indonesia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - Transit bus veers off road, plunges 30 feet into ravine, in Gopeng (Malaysia), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer hits bus at 4:14 AM, in Berkeley Heights (New Jersey), several lightly injured:

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge, bursts into flame, in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), at least 7 injured:

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns, near New Haven (Missouri):

Quote: "This comes after Friday’s overturned tractor trailer that left one person transported to the hospital by helicopter."

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer crashes off road, on I-55 in Memphis (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-80 in Country Club Hills (Illinois):

2014-03-17 - Van crashes into home in Swanley (Britain), 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - Pickup and SUV collide head-on at 6:20 AM on Route 93 north of McArthur (Ohio), both drivers killed:

2014-03-17 - Car crashes into semi, bursts into flame, on Highway 6 near Albany (Texas), 2 people incinerated:

2014-03-17 - Car veers over centerline at 12:39 AM, hits patrol car head-on, near Weir Lake Road in Chestnuthill Township (Pennsylvania), 4 injured:

2014-03-17 - Two cars collide head-on, near Montgomery (Alabama), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on I-40 near Laguna (New Mexico):

2014-03-17 - Two vehicles collide head-on just after 6 AM, near Winthrop (Minnesota), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "The number of people killed on Minnesota roads continues to quickly rise with five people killed in the past two days."

2014-03-17 - Two vehicles collide head-on, in Dublin (Ohio), 3 injured:

2014-03-17 - Two Alaskan malemute dogs attack and kill 7-year-old girl in rural Manitoba (Canada):

2014-03-17 - Wolf attacks and kills woman's dog, eats it right in front of her, near coastal Haines (Alaska):

Quote: "She looked really scared and desperate. She kept looking at me, but she never made a move for me, even when I was away from the dogs. This wasn't a human killer or a rabid animal. It was obvious she was very scared."

Quote: "After about 20 minutes of skirmishes, the wolf pinned Little Bear, a bearded collie mutt. 'Mason exploded and attacked her. That was the first real dogfight. ... The wolf got him by the throat and killed him in an instant. It was done in a second. Without ever looking at us, she began eating his body, with us standing right there,' Bochart said. Bochart, who was yelling during the ordeal, trying to attract help, turned and got the other dogs home. When she returned to the attack site the next day, there was almost nothing left of Mason's carcass, she said. 'She'd eaten all of him. It leads me to think it's been a hard winter and that she was starving.'"

Quote: "'The fact that it started eating the dog without paying attention to (Bochart) suggests that it was just so hungry that it abandoned its fear of people and other dogs and just went for it,' Scott said."

Note: This wolf was weak, starving and desperate. What would have happened if this wolf had found this woman alone, without any dogs with her? I think the woman might have ended up as a Scooby Snack herself. From the full hypothesis: "Predators will attempt to adapt to the changes in the biosphere and may turn to our pets or to us as an alternate source of nutrition."

2014-03-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures teen, who accidentally impales neck on tree, in Yateley (Britain), 1 injured:

2014-03-17 - Sinkhole opens on road near I-65, traps fire truck, in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2014-03-17 - Sinkhole opens on road in Toledo (Ohio):

2014-03-17 - Sinkhole opens on road in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island):

2014-03-17 - Fire station roof collapses in Reedsville (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Members of the fire department were responding to a call and the collapse was caused by one of their own trucks. 'They put it in drive, started to pull out. As it came across our drain there was a bump there and the compartment door popped open, hit the support pillar and brought everything down,' according to Reedsville Fire Chief Dan Aumiller."

Note: So they hit a support beam with a compartment door and the whole roof collapsed? Yikes, either that place was deteriorating already (probably), or it was some shoddy construction, or they have incredibly tough-ass compartment doors on their fire trucks...

2014-03-17 - HazMat event, more than a dozen sickened, odor smelled, at school in Douglas (Massachusetts), carbon monoxide blamed:

Quote: "The Douglas Municipal Center, which houses the town's Early Childhood Learning Center, was evacuated Monday morning after people in the building on Depot Street reported smelling an odor and complained of headaches and feeling sick. Emergency crews from at least 10 towns took more than a dozen kindergartners, a teacher and a high school senior who is an intern in the center to area hospitals with elevated levels of carbon monoxide, according to authorities. Complaints of the odor started about 8:15 a.m."

Note: Sounds like there actually was carbon monoxide involved here. However, that wasn't the cause of the odor since carbon monoxide is odorless. Nothing says there can't be carbon monoxide AND hydrogen sulfide and/or methane involved in an event. In fact, incomplete burning of flammable gases creates carbon monoxide, so if any methane or hydrogen sulfide got into the air supply for their heating equipment, then some might not burn completely, causing a rise in carbon monoxide and then the leftover unburned hydrogen sulfide could cause an odor. (Methane is also odorless.)

2014-03-17 - Attacks on firefighters escalating in Britain:

Note: Some fires involve hydrogen sulfide now, which is neurotoxic and is damaging peoples' brains, which in some cases may make them disoriented and/or violent, so it isn't surprising to see this. It's happening some in the United States too, and probably everywhere..

2014-03-17 - Violent brawl breaks out at RV park in coastal Mudgeeraba (Australia), 20 people involved, some with knives and bats:

Quote: "Police and paramedics were called to the park on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road at around 8.30 on Monday night to find a confrontation involving more than a dozen men. The Bulletin reports, up to 20 men were involved, some armed with knives and baseball bats. A 14-year-old girl is thought to have been one of three injured in the ordeal. A woman suffered chest pain and a man was taken to hospital with lacerations to his arm."

Note: Just like the attacks on firefighters. As people - especially those near or downwind of low-lying areas - experience brain damage, they're going to be getting more violent. Eventually groups of people may end up tearing off their clothes and eating each others' faces. It might be a year or two before we see that, more if we're fortunate, but who knows, and I wouldn't be even a little surprised if we saw that tomorrow...

2014-03-17 - Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattles coastal Los Angeles (California):


  1. Daj should be glad he's not around to see the mess we've made of civilization. Instead of promoting and practicing peace - good for all - a few in power opted to use their power to practice war and the commodification of everything for themselves - we all lose. Not real bright dem humans.

    Lot of electrical infrastructure being destroyed lately. Where's all the money going to come from to fix any of it?

    Interesting, that one story where they actually acknowledged the H2S in the air and had people "stay back" (I got a better idea - get the hell outta there!)

    Man, when your number's up, there's no place to run. How about that truck involved in a pile-up and then destroyed by fire less than a week later?

    And the "coincidences"? Oh man, once in a while may be coincidental, but all the time? CA - MON!

    Speaking of the Gulf of Mexico, did you see where BP (yep, same bunch) is now allowed to resume drilling in the Gulf. Why doesn't the H2S thwart the rigs (or all of them - they can't be that lucky to sit out there day after day, night after night and never have a plume blow over them). Just wondering. It's weird, it doesn't turn up where one would expect it, but now it's creeping into civilization all over the place.

    They should have made some kind of requirement to building anything, that after its outlived its usefulness it must be dismantled and the materials salvaged for other potential projects if and whenever possible. [Never happen. Not enough energy.]

    So now we have CARGO SHIPS colliding?! "Do you know how big those suckers are! City blocks long! They're gargantuan! How the %^(/ do you hit one of them?"
    I can just hear the insurance adjusters screaming into phone lines . . .

    You should start another category - something for fire stations - it's like every week another one burns or sustains some kind of damage. This event was complete 3 Stooges material. Geez, who was driving, Moe? or maybe Shemp!

    Your Other Stories of Interest are amazing. i'm in awe of how you even find this stuff.

    Thanks again, Jonny


    1. I was puzzled about oil rigs too, and cruise ships for that matter. But hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas, and those oil rigs are way elevated off the surface of the ocean, same with the decks on the ships. They're way more elevated above the surface than most houses or vehicles. There also aren't THAT many rigs+ships compared to buildings+vehicles, and even with the disparity in numbers, some oil rigs and ships HAVE burst into flame and/or exploded, especially since that BP blowout, so they aren't invulnerable. Boats lower to the ground - like sailboats and little yachts and stuff - seem way more vulnerable. Also, if oil companies have been quietly nationalized - very possible, strategic, energy, national defense, blah blah - then they're being run by those who know what's going on, which means they'll probably have some protective measures in place beyond what the common folk have access to.

    2. Also, for the rigs and ships - there are no geographic features to lift a heavier-than-air gas up and give it elevation, like hills or buildings, just flat ocean, nothing to fly over and attain any lift and then fall back down onto the ships.

  2. I agree, it has to be something simple like that (lack of landscape) and general elevation compared to thickness of layer of H2S, but I was also thinking wind direction might have something to do with it, but that's pretty vague, so I thought about density of objects per unit area and it was, DUH. Good analysis Jonny. And you're correct in that these structures HAVE been engulfed in huge fires. It's BOTH!