Saturday, August 9, 2014

Event Update For 2014-08-08

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

2014-08-08 - Pallet yard ravaged by massive blaze and explosions just before midnight in Huyton (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Eight fire crews were called out to tackle a huge blaze at a pallet yard in Huyton. Firefighters were still on the scene this morning after the blaze broke out at the yard on Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton Business Park, just before midnight. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said 63 calls reporting the blaze were received from members of the public. Residents reporting hearing explosions and huge flames could be seen above the building."

2014-08-08 - Apartment complex under construction destroyed by massive inferno in Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Madison police said a building under construction started on fire at the intersection of Apollo Way and Jupiter Drive."

Quote: "Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis said the fire engulfed a 64-unit building."

Quote: "News 3 Meteorologist Bob Lesh reports the smoke plume from the fire is so large, it is visible on radar."

Quote: "The blaze in the 105 unit apartment building in the 500 block of Apollo Way appeared to be out Saturday morning but pallets of building materials continued to smolder."

Note: Pallets? Uh huh. Lake Mendota, Lake Monona and Lake Waubesa are all in/around Madison. Some nice pics, spectacular fire. Pallets are a fire vulnerability for a few reasons: 1) they are made of porous and flammable wood, which will adsorb any methane and hydrogen sulfide that blows by; 2) they're often stored outdoors, fully exposed to the atmosphere; 3) they are usually held together with steel nails/screws/staples, which rust, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel, no other ignition source necessary. So some hydrogen sulfide blows by, some sparking erupts near a rusty nail or screw, a spark lands on the wood, which is RIGHT THERE, and you have a fire. Porches, decks, fences, and many barns all have the same vulnerability, and indeed, they have been going up in flames too, although they are usually painted or treated with water-resistant stain, which helps cut down on the fire potential somewhat. Upholstered furniture is also similarly vulnerable, so it's probably not a good idea to have any upholstered furniture outdoors on a porch or deck either...

2014-08-08 - Apartment building heavily damaged by explosion(s) and fire in coastal Washington DC, 60 people homeless:

Quote: "Forrey says he was outside playing football after work and heard what sounded like a big explosion. At first, he thought it was just city noise, until he noticed smoke seeping out of his apartment building."

Quote: "In Spanish, Gloria Moran told ABC 7 News she and her husband were in their bedroom watching TV, when they heard the explosions."

2014-08-08 - Gas station explodes in coastal Makhachkala (Russia), truck and 3 cars burn too, 4 people injured:

2014-08-08 - Oil refinery erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Lanzhou (China):

2014-08-08 - GM recalls 189,000 SUVs, tells owners to park them outside because of fire danger:

Quote: "General Motors is telling customers of certain recalled vehicles to park outside since the SUVs may catch fire."

Note: Well, ALL vehicles are bursting into flame, parked or running, so the vehicles fires aren't exactly a GM-only problem. Still, that's one of the scarier warnings I've ever seen from an auto manufacturer...

2014-08-08 - Smoke in the cabin sends passenger plane to emergency landing in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "According to Delta Spokesperson Morgan Durrant, the pilot of flight 1058 'acted out of an abundance of caution,' when he declared an emergency landing after a smoky odor in the plane's cabin."

2014-08-08 - Smoke in the cockpit and cabin sends C-130 plane to emergency landing in Charleston (West Virginia), 1 sickened:

Quote: "Crew members reported seeing smoke inside the cabin and cockpit of the plane. Forty-two people were on board at the time, as well as a crew of about five people. One person had to be taken to an area hospital after being overcome by smoke and suffering nausea."

2014-08-08 - Boat bursts into flame at the Algoma Marina in Algoma (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2014-08-08 - Freight train bursts into flame on bridge over Fox Creek near Strong City (Kansas):

Quote: "A train car caught fire Thursday afternoon in Chase County. The sheriff's office said it happened around 4:30 p.m., about a half mile west of Strong City. The BNSF train was crossing a bridge over Fox Creek when one of its cars caught fire."

2014-08-08 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway in Gatineau (Canada):

2014-08-08 - Tanker truck explodes and burns at gas station in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2014-08-08 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-20 near Ruston (Louisiana):

2014-08-08 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-40 near Kingman (Arizona):

Quote: "The interstate was soon reopened when it was learned the tanker was carrying orange juice and the fire was extinguished."

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Moraine (Ohio):

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Mundy Township (Michigan):

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 near Pooler (Georgia):

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at grocery store in St. Tammany (Louisiana):

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Kingston Springs (Tennessee), some pigs killed:

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 101 near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Bypass 20 in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2014-08-08 - Truck bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on Ashburton Road in Columbus (Ohio):

2014-08-08 - Truck bursts into flame near Fresh Direct on Bainton Close in Bicester (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Van bursts into flame on road in Wilmot Township (Canada):

Quote: "On Aug. 8th 2014, emergency services responded to a van fire at Snyders Road and Notre Dame Drive in Wilmot Township. The cause of the fire is undetermined and there were no injuries as a result of the fire. There were no injuries."

2014-08-08 - SUV bursts into flame near Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil (Canada), near Lake Simcoe, two motorcycles crash too:

Note: Being in a vehicle is basically the same as being outdoors. Being on a motorcycle, moped or scooter is absolutely the same as being outdoors so people riding such vehicles are even more likely to lose consciousness or die while driving and then crash than are people in cars or trucks or other more enclosed vehicles. You'll be safest in an enclosed vehicle, with the windows rolled up, the vents shut, and neither the AC nor heat running...

2014-08-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while being prepped for shipment to Grovetown (Georgia):

Quote: "But the Grovetown homeowner says there was a problem that all got started when the seller dropped the truck off at the shipping company. 'They said that the vehicle, while it was running, while the vehicle was about to get loaded, that the vehicle just spontaneously burst into flames,' he said."

Note: Guy bought the pickup on eBay for $5500. Then it burst into flame at the shipping company. Seller says it's not his fault because it was fine when he dropped it off. Shipper says it isn't their fault because all they did was start it. Buyer KNOWS it isn't HIS fault, because he never even saw the truck in person. Soooo...buyer is screwed.

2014-08-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Magrath Darby Boulevard in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame inside warehouse in Oakland Park (Florida), near the coast, 1 injured:,0,5766958.story

2014-08-08 - Car explodes and burns at auto recycling business in Tyler (Texas):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on Macon Road in Columbus (Georgia):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-675 at I-75 in Miami Township (Ohio):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 in Cass County (Nebraska):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on street in Limington (Maine):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in Orange (New Jersey):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame on road in Greenville (South Carolina):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame in carpark in Haldon Hill, Kennford, near Exeter (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Car bursts into flame along Hale Road in Hale Village (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I287 in Riverdale (New Jersey):

2014-08-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Sunset Road in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2014-08-08 - Barn explodes and burns in Germany, blamed on cow farts:

2014-08-08 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2 AM on North Hellems Road near Port Austin (Minnesota), 70 cows killed:

2014-08-08 - Barn destroyed by fire near Witoka (Minnesota):

2014-08-08 - Barn destroyed by fire in Faribault (Minnesota):

2014-08-08 - Barn destroyed by fire in Hartland (Vermont):

2014-08-08 - Barn destroyed by fire on Myakka Valley Trail in coastal Sarasota County (Florida):

2014-08-08 - Barn damaged by fire, 300 tons of hay destroyed, at Orchard Portman, Taunton (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Wildfire rages near Ellensburg (Washington), firefighters consider using explosives to stop it:

Note: Humanity 101: when in doubt, blow sh#t up!

2014-08-08 - Brush fire erupts east of Lake Oroville (California):

2014-08-08 - Dumpster bursts into flame outside business in Evendale (Ohio):

2014-08-08 - Cardboard factory damaged by fire in Etobicoke (Canada), near Lake Ontario:

2014-08-08 - Five buildings destroyed by huge blaze in downtown Matoaka (West Virginia):

Quote: "Firefighters suffered from too much fire and too little water, as firefighting efforts quickly exhausted the towns water storage capacity, causing firefighters to draft water from several sites on Widemouth Creek that runs through the middle of the town."

Note: Lucky thing *cough cough* that that creek runs right through town...

2014-08-08 - High school damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2014-08-08 - AC unit bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Natchez (Mississippi):

Note: Any machinery that uses electricity (electrified copper) and which moves the atmosphere around is now an increasing fire threat, including AC units, fans of all kinds, ventilation systems, blowers, etc.

2014-08-08 - Deck bursts into flame at 2 AM, fire spreads to home, in St. Vital (Canada):

2014-08-08 - Home under construction destroyed by fire near Newfound Lake in Hebron (New Hampshire):

Note: Pic in the story shows the house overlooking the lake. From the full hypothesis: "So far as homes are concerned, vacant homes, unoccupied homes and homes under construction will burn hardest and first but the number of occupied homes burning will also be increasing."

2014-08-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Greenlake Drive in Spring (Texas), nobody there:

Note: Also see the pickup truck that hit a church in Spring...

2014-08-08 - Home destroyed by fire in Desert Hot Springs (California):

2014-08-08 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2 AM in Upper Dublin Township (Pennsylvania):

2014-08-08 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Greenville (South Carolina):

Quote: "The blaze happened at the Bic Apartments on Fortner Avenue near Anderson Road in Greenville around 7:30 p.m. Friday."

2014-08-08 - Two apartment buildings destroyed by fire in Dos Palos (California):

2014-08-08 - Historic Osborn Hotel damaged by fire before 6:30 AM in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "A witness close to the building said he heard several explosions, though fire investigators have yet to establish a cause."

2014-08-08 - Deadly blaze burns through home on Allens Mill Road in York County (Virginia), 1 killed:,0,4547385.story

2014-08-08 - Deadly fire burns outbuilding at 4:30 AM near CalTrain station in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Another fire broke out at a different outbuilding at the site a week ago, Talmadge said. The fires remain under investigation."

2014-08-08 - Vacant home burns in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2014-08-08 - Vacant building bursts into flame, fire spreads to another building, part of rash of fires, in Manitoulin (Canada):

2014-08-08 - Vacant building burns at 12:30 AM on East Water Street in Rockland (Massachussets):

2014-08-08 - Vacant church destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Detroit (Michigan):

2014-08-08 - Hundreds of chickens suddenly drop dead in coastal Tanjung (Indonesia):

2014-08-08 - Two tiger cubs found dead near canal in Bandhavgarh National Reserve (India):

Quote: "A day after mysterious death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh National Reserve (BNP), two of its cubs were also found dead on Thursday evening. However, one of the cubs was found alive hiding behind bamboo bush. Carcasses of the two cubs, who were around three months old, were found at a distance of 50 meters from each other near Charanganga canal where tigress was found dead on Wednesday."

Note: So within 2 days, a tigress and two of her cubs died near this canal. Kinda like all the PEOPLE mysteriously dying in and near bodies of water and other low-lying areas...

2014-08-08 - Thousands of fish die in lagoon in Miajadas (Spain):

2014-08-08 - Massive fish kill, worst ever, hits Brydon Lagoon in Langley (Canada):

2014-08-08 - Huge fish kill hits Stour Brook in Suffolk (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Large number of fish die in the Motia River in West Bengal (India):

2014-08-08 - Large number of fish die in the Kishwaukee River near Huntley (Illinois):

2014-08-08 - Recently-married man, 29, goes to retrieve flotation device and dies at Bluewater Lake (New Mexico):

2014-08-08 - Man goes to retrieve hat, next seen dead in Lake Coeur d'Alene in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho):

2014-08-08 - Man, 65, found dead in pond in Sulphur (Louisiana):

2014-08-08 - Man found dead at Mussel Rock Beach in coastal Daly City (California):

2014-08-08 - Man, 61, found dead in lagoon at coastal Ala Moana Beach Park on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

2014-08-08 - Boy, 13, found dead in lake at Oregon Ridge Park (Maryland):

2014-08-08 - Man, 32, found dead in water near his boat at Stampede Reservoir near Truckee (California):

2014-08-08 - Person found dead in water at the Charleston City Marina in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2014-08-08 - Man, 72, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in Lake Meriwether (Georgia), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2014-08-08 - Inmate, man, 53, drops dead in cell in Butte Count (California):

2014-08-08 - Person found dead in car in parking lot at Lowe's in Macon (Georgia):

2014-08-08 - Woman found dead in the Canadian River in Shawnee (Oklahoma):

2014-08-08 - Woman, 67, drops dead in bathroom at home in Silver City (New Mexico):

2014-08-08 - Infant found dead in apartment in San Antonio (Texas):

2014-08-08 - Man, 40-50, found dead at scenic overlook in Knapp Creek (New York):

Note: Dirt Knapp Creek might be a better name...

2014-08-08 - Man, 57, drops dead in field in Orange Walk District (Belize), near the coast:

2014-08-08 - Man, 73, goes out on kayak, next seen dead at Birdwalk Beach (Australia):

2014-08-08 - Boy goes missing, next seen dead in the water at dam in Deneysville (South Africa):

2014-08-08 - Man, 49, found dead at 6:45 AM along Belle Green Lane in Ince (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Man, 24, goes snorkeling, next seen dead in the Helford River in West Cornwall (Britain):

2014-08-08 - Man in his 20s found dead at home in St Thomas (Britain), near the River Exe:

2014-08-08 - Brakes fail, school bus hits school bus which gets hit by car, in Louisville (Kentucky), 22 lightly injured:

Quote: "Those who saw the crash claim the brakes on the rear bus failed."

2014-08-08 - Big rig blows tire on bridge, crashes, bursts into flame, dangles off bridge, near Seagoville (Texas):

Quote: "Sgt. Lonny Haschel, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the truck blew a tire as it crossed a bridge on U.S. Highway 175 southeast of Farm-to-Market Road 1389. The blowout caused the driver to lose control, Haschel told NBC 5, and the truck's trailer went through the guardrail and onto the bridge wall where it came to rest hanging over the edge. The driver, who was not seriously injured in the crash, was able to escape before fire consumed the cab."

2014-08-08 - Driver sickens, garbage truck crashes, bursts into flame, on I-29 in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 injured:

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

2014-08-08 - Small plane makes emergency landing on road near Carlyss (Louisiana):

2014-08-08 - Passenger bus veers off road and crashes in San Pedro de Cajas (Peru), 18 killed, 40 injured:

2014-08-08 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, on Charter Street in Columbus (Ohio):

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer and car collide head-on, in Watauga County (North Carolina), injuries reported:

2014-08-08 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-25 near Belen (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2014-08-08 - SUV hits Jeep, Jeep bursts into flame, in Battle Creek (Michigan), 1 injured:

2014-08-08 - Pickup truck plows into church in Spring (Texas):

Quote: "The church was boarded up hours later, and the pastor changed the sign to say it's the 'holiest church' in Spring."

Note: LMAO, pastor has a good sense of humor!

2014-08-08 - Three cars crash, one bursts into flame, near Dobbs Ferry Road in Greenburgh (New York), 1 injured:

2014-08-08 - Two cars crash, one slams into building, in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), 8 injured:

2014-08-08 - Car plunges into the Muskingum River in Coshocton (Ohio), 1 injured:

2014-08-08 - Car veers off road, hits post, bursts into flame, people throw burning driver into pond, in Clifton Park (New York):

Quote: "Witnesses at the scene tell CBS6 they were fishing when a car smashed into a post off of Barney Road and burst into flames. Those eyewitnesses say they pulled the man from the burning vehicle and threw him into the nearby pond to extinguish the flames."

2014-08-08 - Motorcycle hits big rig, big rig bursts into flame, in West Valley City (Utah), 1 killed:

2014-08-08 - Tiger snatches woman off boat in shallow river and disappears, in the Sunderbans (India):

Note: If this sounds familiar, it's because a tiger snatched a man off a boat and dragged him away in the Sunderbans in late June too, mentioned in the 2014-06-26 update. I don't know if tigers have always done this or whether this is a tactic they have learned more recently. It seems perfectly suited for hunting helpless people on small boats, who have no way to escape...

2014-08-08 - Beaver viciously attacks woman, two children and dog, on the Schwechat River in Schwechat (Austria):

Quote: "Even when they ran out of the river and onto dry land it pursued them and bit their dog, taking a chunk of fur."

2014-08-08 - Police dog attacks and injures cop at 3 AM in Humble (Texas), near Houston:

Quote: "Houston police responded to a burglary alarm at a smoke shop east of Humble overnight, resulting in a search for the suspect. During the search, a Harris County Pct. 4 police dog bit an Houston Police Department officer on his elbow. The officer was taken to the Kingwood Medical Center for treatment."

2014-08-08 - Family dog attacks and injures 18-month-old boy, face attack, in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Quote: "The dog has been a longtime family pet that hasn’t been aggressive to the child, police said."

2014-08-08 - Swarm of bees attacks and lightly injures man in Tuscon (Arizona):

2014-08-08 - Ten avalanches hit Lyngen in Troms (Norway):

2014-08-08 - Hydrogen sulfide leaks uncontrolled from geothermal plant in coastal Puna (Hawaii):

Quote: "After an uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulfide prompted sent plant operators and emergency crews scrambling to contain the unplanned emissions, residents of Leilani Estates, Pohoiki, and Lani Puna were advised to stay indoors to avoid exposure. Hydrogen sulfide is described a colorless gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs; it is heavier than air, very poisonous, corrosive, flammable, and explosive, according to Wikipedia. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials recommended that any residents experiencing discomfort should evacuate the area."

Note: Did the gas really come from the plant, or did it just blow in off the ocean? We'll never know for sure. It doesn't really matter all that much - if you've got deadly and explosively flammable poison gas blowing around, that's what matters. At least 70 children were hospitalized because of hydrogen sulfide poisoning the day before in Kollam (India), mentioned in the 2014-08-07 update. That incident was blamed on a leak from a metal factory, which isn't a terribly believable excuse either...

2014-08-08 - New York experiences coldest summer in a decade:

Note: Another 'cold' event. They're starting to pile up...

2014-08-08 - Dangerous cyanobacteria blooms increasingly affecting water bodies around the world:

Note: It was a cyanobacteria bloom that recently poisoned the water supply in and around Toledo (Ohio), mentioned in the 2014-08-02 update...

2014-08-08 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits the North Santiam River near Salem (Oregon):

2014-08-08 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits Little Lake Panache near Sudbury (Canada):

2014-08-08 - Fungus afflicting rising numbers of people in the US Southwest:

Quote: "Valley fever has perplexed doctors and patients alike for more than a century. Symptoms range from mild fatigue to incapacitating, flesh-eating infections, and despite decades of research, advances in treatment and pushes to develop a vaccine have been painfully slow. There's virtually no way to guard against inhaling the spores that cause valley fever, as most masks can't filter out the microscopic dust particles that carry the spores through the air and into the lungs."

Quote: "For reasons still unclear, rates of valley fever are rising nationwide. Between 1998 and 2011, documented cases across the country increased steadily by about 15 percent annually, from just 2,000 infections in 1998 to more than 22,000 in 2011. In areas where the fungus is widespread, like Kern County, it's statistically more probable to develop valley fever than hepatitis or chickenpox."

2014-08-08 - Rare giant jellyfish seen in the Adriatic Sea for first time in 70 years:

2014-08-08 - Two new species of venomous jellyfish discovered off the coast of Australia:

2014-08-08 - Tropical storm Julio emitted gamma rays - 'dark lightning' - near Hawaii:

Quote: "On Monday (Aug. 4) at 4:19 a.m. EDT (0819 GMT), when Julio was still a fledgling tropical storm hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico, Fermi witnessed what's known as a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF) above the clouds, according to NASA."

2014-08-08 - Fire-resistant clothing now required for oilfield workers in North Dakota:

2014-08-08 - Learn effective strategies for telling people to STFU:


  1. BREAKING: Iranian passenger plane crashes at takeoff, 39 killed, 9 injured:

  2. I was gonna post that very article to start off my comment today - good job!

    After reading the large batch of vehicles going up in flames (especially the guy who bought the truck on-line and never received it) - how are insurance companies going to assess the risk? This is a BIG problem! Secondly - even if they do that - how can they then demand we take part in this exorbitant wager (essentially) - when it's becoming commonplace and they're going to weasel out of paying by claiming it was an "act of God," or some such nonsense. Fuggetabotit!

    Wow, it just keeps gettin' worse! More buildings under construction collapsing, more people dropping dead, more animal and fish die-offs - lots of birds too - as well as attacks by everything from pets to wild animals (coyotes, wolves, bear, tigers and beavers now), too many vehicles bursting into flame (many while parked), lots of people having "medical events" some of which cause crashes into buildings, by-standers and other vehicles - it's unbelievable but happening more and more each day!


  3. Just got my drivers license renewed yesterday. LMAO, the only time I've driven in the past year was that trip to get my drivers license! But because I MIGHT want the option, and I don't wanna get a beat-down for driving without a license if I should drive, I had to make that trip. I would've been really pissed off if I'd died!

  4. Ha-ha! Really? What would you have done, come back as a ghost to haunt the DOT?

    787 Dreamliner Engine Fails Over the Atlantic

    The pilot of a 787 Dreamliner was forced to shut down one of the plane’s two engines about one and a half hours into a scheduled nine-and-a-half hour flight from the Dominican Republic to Manchester, England. The plane, one of six 787-800s owned by Thomson Airways, made a safe emergency landing in the Azores about four hours after the engine was shut down.

    No explanation has been offered yet for the sudden engine loss, but this is a first for the aircraft since The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) delivered its first 787 in the fall of 2011. The plane entered production about 4 years late and cost the company about 5-times the original $6 billion estimate. Thomson Airways was Boeing’s U.K. launch customer and received its first 787 in June of 2013.

    The first major issue with the plane was a delamination of the composite skin on the plane’s fuselage. A more spectacular problem arose when a battery pack in a parked 787-800 ignited. The problems with the lithium-ion batteries appears to have been sorted out, but that caused a three-month ban on all flights of the 787 in early 2013. [there's more]


  5. That's right, I'd have haunted the crap out of the eye test machine at DMV!

    'Read the first line, at the top, please.'

    'Okay, J-U-M-P-I-N-G-J-A-C-K-F-L-A-S-H'

    'Very good..Second line, the medium-sized letters?'


    'Great. Third line now, little letters?'


    'Okay, your license will be mailed to you within 10 business days.'

    'Thanks! See ya!' And off they'd derp, not even noticing my mad haunting skillz. And a ghostly moan would sound throughout the DMV each night in the wee hours.

  6. Here you go - i'm glad I stopped going to the shore.

    great video


  7. BREAKING: Passenger plane engine ignites in flight, plane lands in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

  8. Damn - what a day, hunh!? Looks like the airline industry is on its last legs.


  9. Hey Jonny, saw a segment on Global National News (Canada) tonight... very unusual... in my 50+ years I'd never heard of it: A Google search shows up a bunch of "new" reports.

    Seems to me that "Secondary Drowning" is the latest addition to the: "Anything But The Truth Syndrome" ie. SIDS, SADS, etc.

    Damn fine job that the people managers are doing... the majority of people are numb 'n dumb... fear-free, unaware, peaceful, happy... well done!


  10. Hey,. PeterC, I came across a story about that 'secondary drowning' a coupla months ago and I thought exactly the same thing as you: in my almost-50 years, I never heard of that, and now they're telling me it's common?! It did sound like another excuse to explain people dropping dead a little AFTER they'd been in a body of water.

  11. BREAKING: Cops shoot unarmed teen in Ferguson suburb of St. Louis (Missouri), rioting ensues, stores looted, reports of cars burning, TANKS coming in across the Mississippi River from Illinois:

    Things are getting wild in my area! Not actually that close to me, but I could be there in 20 minutes if I wanted to go watch people going nuts and looting and rioting.

  12. Yeah, Dutchsinse said the U of Missouri and the Feguson police dept is being his with an "Anonymous" DOS attack in response to the article and news you just posted!

    Found this 1st thing this morning (Mon. Aug. 11)

    Florida hit by largest ride tide bloom in nearly a decade – thousands of fish killed

    August 2014 – FLORIDA – The largest red-tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade has killed thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and might pose a greater health threat if it washes ashore as expected in the next two weeks, researchers said. The patchy bloom stretches from the curve of the panhandle to the central Tampa Bay region. It measures approximately 80 miles long by 50 miles wide. Red tide occurs when naturally occurring algae bloom out of control, producing toxins deadly to fish and other marine life. The odorless chemicals can trigger respiratory distress in people, such as coughing and wheezing. “It could have large impacts if it were to move inshore,” said Brandon Basino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “It has been killing a lot of marine species, especially fish, as it waits offshore.” The agency has received reports of thousands of dead fish, including snappers, groupers, flounders and bull sharks, as well as crabs, eels and octopi. This is the largest bloom seen since 2006. The phenomenon has existed for centuries, but such a large bloom is being closely monitored in Florida because it could affect beach tourism and commercial fishing.
    [there's another paragraph]


  13. Yeah, shot EIGHT TIMES, unarmed, hard to blame the people for getting angry. Not condoning the burning and looting, but the anger...quite understandable. I'm still glad all the rioting, looting, burning people aren't TOO close though. Heh.