Friday, December 25, 2015

Event Update For 2015-12-24

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

2015-12-24 - Wildfire rages out of control near coastal Lorne (Australia), 100+ homes destroyed, evacuations ensue:

Quote: "A blaze on Victoria’s surf coast may keep burning for weeks after claiming more than 100 homes. The 2200-hectare Jamieson Track fire razed 85 homes in Wye River and 18 in Separation Creek as it swept through bushland and began to advance toward the town of Lorne, amid peak tourist season."

2015-12-24 - Deadly fire rages through hospital at 2 AM in coastal Jizan (Saudi Arabia), 31+ killed, 100+ injured:

2015-12-24 - Oil refinery explodes and burns in coastal Guangzhou (China):

Quote: "An explosion hit an oil refinery in suburban Guangzhou, Guangdong province on Thursday morning, triggering a fire."

2015-12-24 - Massive tire fire erupts just after midnight in Susquehanna Township (Pennsylvania):

2015-12-24 - Caravan fire breaks out at coastal Kirra Beach Tourist Park (Australia):

2015-12-24 - Home explodes and burns in Ceské Budejovice (Czech Republic), 3 killed:

Note: This is the 429th residential explosion in 2015...

2015-12-24 - 15 cars and used car dealership destroyed by fire in Bridgton (Maine):

2015-12-24 - Two small planes and a hangar destroyed by fire at home in Diamondhead (Mississippi):

Quote: "Two single-engine planes were destroyed Thursday when a fire broke out in a hangar at a residence near the Diamondhead airport, officials said. Diamondhead Fire Chief Jerry Dubuisson said a housekeeper saw the hangar in flames, and crews responded about 3:30 p.m."

Note: These are the 138th and 139th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2015...

2015-12-24 - Cargo ship 'King Success' bursts into flame, fire extinguished but reignites, en route to coastal Masan (South Korea):

2015-12-24 - Speedboat 'Sirius 19' bursts into flame near Kaafu Atoll (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "A speedboat with three people onboard caught fire soon after departing from Reethi Rah resort in Kaafu Atoll on Thursday. The crew were the only people onboard the boat named 'Sirius 19' which was only carrying three. All three people jumped as soon as the fire broke out and were picked up by another speedboat soon after. In September, a speedboat carrying tourists from the airport caught fire leaving several injured."

Note: These are the 1099th and 1100th boats or ships to burn in 2015...

2015-12-24 - Passenger train bursts into flame in coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina):

2015-12-24 - Private bus bursts into flame at gas station in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2015-12-24 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in coastal Shanghai (China):

2015-12-24 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Isolation Road in coastal St Andrew on the island of Barbados:

2015-12-24 - Transit bus bursts into flame in coastal Coromandel (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 860th, 861st, 862nd and 863rd buses to burn in 2015...

2015-12-24 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on road in Wilton (Connecticut), near the Norwalk River:

2015-12-24 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in Nnewi (Nigeria), 100+ people burned to death:

2015-12-24 - Tractor explodes and burns as men work on it, fire spreads to storage facility, in Amherst Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

2015-12-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 near Long Eaton (Britain):

Note: These are the 2051st, 2052nd, 2053rd and 2054th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-12-24 - Truck bursts into flame at 5:23 AM on the M7 near coastal Sydney (Australia):

2015-12-24 - Van bursts into flame on street in Bhopal (India):

2015-12-24 - Van bursts into flame on Old Fort Road in coastal Shoreham-by-Sea (Britain):

2015-12-24 - Van bursts into flame at Great Hill in Chudleigh (Britain):

2015-12-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in drive-thru at Jack in the Box in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2015-12-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Gordon Avenue in Albany (Georgia):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Crofton (Kentucky):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carport at home in coastal Everett (Washington):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame on Alabama Road in Lehigh Acres (Florida), near the coast:

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-190 on Grand Island (New York):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame on North 9th Street in Nashville (Tennessee):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame on US 285 near Roswell (New Mexico):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at townhome, fire spreads to townhome, in Ottawa (Canada):

2015-12-24 - Car bursts into flame in Bishopdale, Telford (Britain):

2015-12-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame near barn in Belmont (New York):

2015-12-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-684 near Westchester County (New York):

Quote: "A vehicle fire on southbound I-684 just north of the Westchester line is causing delays between I-84 (Exit 9) and Hardscrabble Road (Exit 8)."

2015-12-24 - Van and barn destroyed by fire in Cascade Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Fire destroyed a Cascade Township barn and a van on Thursday, Dec. 24. The fire was reported about noon, with witnesses saying flames were shooting from the roof."

2015-12-24 - Minivan and home destroyed by fire in Cuney (Texas):

2015-12-24 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire in Bolton (New York):

2015-12-24 - Three vehicles, barn and home go up in flames in Ravenna (Michigan):

Quote: "The house and pole barn are a total loss. Also damaged in the blaze were three vehicles nearby."

2015-12-24 - Vehicle and garage go up in flames at home in Lostwithiel (Britain):

2015-12-24 - Auto shop goes up in flames in the wee hours in Berryhill (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2015-12-24 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Sand Springs (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2015-12-24 - Auto shop goes up in flames in Calgary (Canada), nobody there:

2015-12-24 - Barn destroyed by fire in Brown County (South Dakota), some dogs killed:

2015-12-24 - Barn, several wagons and 100 bales of straw destroyed by fire in Mapleton Township (Canada):

2015-12-24 - Veterans Memorial Building damaged by fire in coastal Arcata (California), nobody there:

2015-12-24 - Library damaged by basement fire at 4 AM in Center City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-12-24 - Storage facility goes up in flames in coastal Vallejo (California), semi trailer and home burn too:

2015-12-24 - Bakery heavily damaged by fire in Elsmere (Delaware), nobody there:

2015-12-24 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2015-12-24 - Home damaged by garage fire in Fern Creek (Kentucky):

2015-12-24 - Vacant cabin destroyed by fire on Mill Pond Road in Northwood (New Hampshire):

2015-12-24 - Vacant home burns at 12:47 AM in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2015-12-24 - Young humpback whale washes ashore dead at beach near Kg Sg Labu on the island of Borneo (Malaysia):

2015-12-24 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead at beach on the Pilbara (Australia):

2015-12-24 - Many thousands of fish found dead in fish farms in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "A fisherman estimated that over 10,000 Sabah Giant Grouper were found dead across the fish culture zones and Tolo Harbour, with many washed ashore. Tai Po District Council member Lau Che-shing said at least 10 owners of fish culture zones have reported massive fish kills and sought help from authorities."

2015-12-24 - Thousands of fish found dead in reservoir in Altus (Oklahoma):

2015-12-24 - Three people found dead in submerged car in creek along Carter Creeks Pike in Columbia (Tennessee):

2015-12-24 - Man found burned to death on street in Chheharta (India):

2015-12-24 - Man, 65 to 75, found dead on the East River riverfront in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2015-12-24 - Man, 26, found dead at 3:30 AM in jail cell in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2015-12-24 - Man, 85, found dead in the Elk River in Braxton County (West Virginia):

2015-12-24 - Man, 40, found dead at home in Buechel, Louisville (Kentucky):

2015-12-24 - Woman found dead in the Otonabee River along Water Street in Peterborough (Canada):

2015-12-24 - Woman, 65, found dead in thicket in Vernon (Canada):

2015-12-24 - In separate incidents, man found dead in pool of water, and man in his 20s found dead in stream, in the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal):

Quote: "An unidentified man was found dead in a pool of stagnant water at the ground floor of an under-construction house of Brij Gopal Imani in Bhagawati Bahal, KMC-1 last night. Similarly, an unidentified man – assumed to be in his mid-20s – was found drowned in a stream in Sundarijal of Gokarneshor Municipality-2."

2015-12-24 - Man drops dead at home in Vadodara (India):

2015-12-24 - Man drops dead before 2:15 AM in Orange Walk (Belize):

2015-12-24 - Man, 19, gamekeeper, drops dead in field in Longformacus (Scotland):

2015-12-24 - Man, 45, found dead in flat in coastal Dornoch (Scotland):

2015-12-24 - Man, 61, found dead in submerged vehicle in coastal Ballintoy Harbour (Ireland):

2015-12-24 - Man drops dead in alley in Accrington (Britain):

2015-12-24 - Passenger plane hit by engine fire warning, engine shut down, plane lands at coastal Sumburgh Airport (Scotland):

Quote: "A full emergency was triggered at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland after a passenger plane declared a mayday shortly before landing. One engine was shut down after a fire warning light was activated on a Loganair flight carrying 46 passengers and three crew from Aberdeen."

2015-12-24 - Passenger plane diverts to Lubbock (Texas) and then diverts to Dallas (Texas), engine problems:

2015-12-24 - Passenger plane diverts to coastal Jacksonville (Florida), engine problem:

2015-12-24 - Passenger plane lands and runs off runway, crashes into barrier, at airport in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

2015-12-24 - Cargo plane runs off runway after landing, plows into homes, in Mbuji-Mayi (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 7 killed:

Quote: "Ngoyi Kasanji, governor of Kasai-Oriental province, where the accident occurred, said the pilot informed him a brake problem on the plane was the cause of the accident."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "As planes land, they will more frequently blow tires, or their landing gear will collapse, or they will run off runways."

2015-12-24 - Small plane crashes in Corinth (Mississippi), 4 injured:

2015-12-24 - Helicopter crashes at beach on Treasure Island (Fiji Islands):

2015-12-24 - Freight train derails in New Martinsville (West Virginia):

2015-12-24 - Passenger bus slams into stationary truck in the wee hours, in Jagarlamudivaripalem (India), 1 killed, 30 injured:

2015-12-24 - Passenger bus crashes into car and building in Peterborough (Britain), 13 injured:

2015-12-24 - Passenger bus plunges into gorge in Phek District in Nagaland (India), 4 killed, 15 injured:

2015-12-24 - Tractor trailer veers across centerline, hits car head-on, pileup ensues, near Biggs (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2015-12-24 - SUV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, fire erupts, in Fort Meade (Florida), no survivors, 4 killed:

2015-12-24 - Car and dump truck collide head-on just before 5 AM, near Selkirk (Canada), 1 killed:

2015-12-24 - Car veers over centerline, hits landscaping truck head-on, in Henniker (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2015-12-24 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, near Turtlecreek Cemetery in Warren County (Ohio), 2 injured:

2015-12-24 - Two cars collide head-on, near coastal Kualoa Ranch (Hawaii), 3 injured:

2015-12-24 - Two cars collide head-on, near Raccoon River bridge near Newell (Iowa), 2 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "The vehicles collided on Highway 7 near the Raccoon River bridge."

2015-12-24 - Two cars collide head-on, on US 54 near Bloom (Kansas), 3 killed, 4 injured:

2015-12-24 - Car plows into coffee shop in Westerham (Britain), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2015-12-24 - Car veers off road, plunges into Toonigh Creek, in Cherokee County (Georgia), woman rescued:

2015-12-24 - Car crashes through median, on Route 288 in Goochland (Virginia), 1 injured:

2015-12-24 - Crocodile attacks and kills 11-year-old boy in coastal Kuching (Malaysia):

2015-12-24 - Thousands forced from homes since October due monumental methane leak from well in Porter Ranch (California):

Quote: "A part of Porter Ranch is eerily empty after thousands of residents left their homes to escape the massive methane gas leak from the nearby Aliso Canyon well. Lisa Vargas joined the exodus and left her neighborhood, which is now lined with vacant homes. She relocated her family to an apartment. 'It is definitely a ghost town. The smell is terrible. And it’s awful because so many people have left,' Vargas said."

2015-12-24 - Building collapses in Srirangam (India), 4 killed:

2015-12-24 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, near condos in Largo (Florida):

2015-12-24 - Volcano Colima erupts again in Mexico:

2015-12-24 - Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near The Geysers (California):

2015-12-24 - Strange underground sounds and ground movement scaring people in Acatzingo, Puebla (Mexico):

2015-12-24 - US East Coast hit by warmest Christmas Eve ever recorded:

2015-12-24 - Mutated plants and animals found near Fukushima (Japan):

2015-12-24 - Floods force evacuation of over 70,000 people in Paraguay:

2015-12-24 - Snoqualmie Pass buried by more than seven FEET of snow in Washington State:

2015-12-24 - Giant lenticular cloud forms during sunset in Yalta (Crimea):

2015-12-24 - New stealthy species of shark, the ninja lanternshark, discovered:

2015-12-24 - Air Force no longer doing 21-gun-salute at veteran funerals due to sequestration and budget cuts:

Quote: "'To me, without the 21-gun salute, it just does not make it complete a proper military burial,' veteran Wayne Wakeman told Honolulu’s KHON 2 News."

Note: I used to do the 21-gun salute at funerals for Army veterans as part of the Honor Guard in Arizona. I'd guess it cost around five grand per funeral (transport, lodging, meals, etc), so it wasn't exactly cheap to bus in the teams to do it, but it's sad that this is where the sequestration budget cuts hit...

2015-12-24 - Man trying to travel through time crashes car through two buildings in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

Quote: "Police said the driver told them he was trying to 'travel through time.'"


  1. Geez Louise, Jonny, what a sack of calamity Santa has left in his wake - i questioned on the last thread whose home would burn on Christmas Day and you come up with HUNDREDS!

    'Out of control' wildfires destroy 103 homes on Christmas Day in Victoria, Australia

    That tire fire in Susquehana Twp is way west (and north) of us here, but it was huge and took a lot of fire companies to put it out. Fires are getting larger and harder to control.

    At the same time, flooding is getting worse

    Successive storms in Philippines uproot 1.7 million people, destroy 40,000 homes

    At least 41 people were killed when Typhoon Melor struck central Philippines on Dec. 15, inundating villages, damaging crops and disrupting power supplies to six provinces.

    Known locally as Nona, Melor damaged or destroyed about 200,000 homes mostly in the provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Northern Samar and Sorsogon, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.

    Damage to agriculture and infrastructure is estimated at $99 million, according to the IFRC, which has appealed for $3.8 million to deliver emergency assistance to survivors.

    Severe flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displaces 150,000 people

    But here, it's all about enjoying the holidays:
    Cannabis, not homes: Denver homeless treated with free holiday joints

    Christmas could not have been merrier or greener for the homeless on the streets of Denver: They were treated to some holiday joints handed out by volunteers in the city where marijuana is legal to enjoy.

    In an attempt to engage Colorado's homeless community in a unique way, and to spread some love to those without a home on Christmas day, a group of volunteers from Cannabis Can took to the streets at 4:00pm, handing out 1,000 pre-rolled joints. The group focused their community efforts on the Colfax, Lawrence and Broadway areas. [atta way people!]

    Part II below


  2. Part II

    meanwhile, on the political front, some repercussions
    Saturday, 26 December 2015
    "Ukraine is in full-blown collapse"
    Ukrainian collapse:

    "How close is Ukraine to a major nuclear accident? Well, it turns out, very close"

    Ukraine's Looming "19 Fukushimas" Scenario
    Dmitry Orlov

    . . for the US, and for the EU, it is now yet another major foreign policy embarrassment, and the less said about it the better.

    In the meantime, the Ukraine is in full-blown collapse - all five glorious stages of it - setting the stage for a Ukrainian Nightmare Before Christmas, or shortly after.

    Phase 1. Financially, the Ukrainian government is in sovereign default as of a couple of days ago.
    Phase 2. Industry and commerce are approaching a standstill and the country is rapidly deindustrializing.
    Phase 3. Politically, the Ukrainian government is a total farce.
    Phase 4. Ukrainian society (if the term still applies) has been split into a number of warring factions.
    Phase 5. Cultural collapse is quite advanced.

    [way to go U.S.A./CIA - yet another blunder]

    Now, here's what it all really means. With so much going wrong, the Ukraine has been unable to secure enough natural gas or coal supplies to provide a supply cushion in case of a cold snap this winter. A few weeks of frosty weather will deplete the supply, and then pipes will freeze, rendering much of the urban areas unlivable from then on (because, recall, there is no longer any money, or any industry to speak of, to repair the damage). That seems bad enough, but we aren't quite there yet.

    You see, the Ukraine produces over half of its electricity using nuclear power plants. 19 nuclear reactors are in operation, with 2 more supposedly under construction. And this is in a country whose economy is in free-fall and is set to approach that of Mali or Burundi! The nuclear fuel for these reactors was being supplied by Russia. An effort to replace the Russian supplier with Westinghouse failed because of quality issues leading to an accident. What is a bankrupt Ukraine, which just stiffed Russia on billions of sovereign debt, going to do when the time comes to refuel those 19 reactors? Good question! [lots more serious trouble]

    Part III to follow


  3. Part III

    6.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Winter storms threaten to unleash holy havoc across much of United Kingdom

    [and another of the horsemen checks in]
    Tuberculosis increasing at alarming rates in neighborhoods across London

    'Winter vomiting disease' spreading in California

    [not bad enough that they had a rare power outage on Christmas Day (due to a tree taking out power lines as it fell - for no apparent reason like wind or storm - they get this added to their problems]
    Brush fire closes stretch of Pacific Coast Highway

    [yes, this is where i'll be from the 1st to the 8th]

    Pacifica: Uber passenger one of two people killed in fiery crash

    Two people were killed in a fiery Christmas morning crash on when a motorist going the wrong way smashed into an Uber driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Christmas storm woes continue as tornado hits Alabama

    Late-night earthquake rattles Pakistani capital, Afghanistan

    Alabama Declares State of Emergency as Flooding From Storms Continues

    60,000 still without power after lower Michigan storms


  4. Yikes, December's trying to go out on a scary note - Doomcember!

  5. (Or, in Denver anyway, Doobcember! Heh.)

  6. 10 a.m. time-a light up!


  7. [. . .ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....]

    Sinkhole swallows garbage truck in New York

    [from SOTT]
    Arctic sea ice extent sets another record

    [ya-but it's only IMMATURE,THIN ice as opposed to all the old thick stuff that's being eroded from below.

    Here, let's go to the other pole for clarification]
    Watch The Ice Shelves - 2

    The Eric Rignot Research Group explains how that relates to sea level rise:

    Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves, not icebergs calving into the sea, are responsible for most of the continent’s ice loss ... ice dissolving from underneath, accounted for 55 percent of shelf loss from 2003 to 2008 – a rate much higher than previously thought. Ice shelves, floating extensions of glaciers, fringe 75 percent of the vast, frozen continent ... It turns out that the tug of seawaters just above the freezing point matters more than the breaking off of bergs ... “

    Newly discovered fungus is killing trees critical to Hawaii's water supply

    Newly discovered fungus is killing trees critical to Hawaii's water supply

    A newly discovered fungus is killing a tree that's critical to Hawaii's water supply, endangered native birds and Hawaiian cultural traditions like hula.

    The disease called rapid ohia death has hit hundreds of thousands of ohia lehua trees on the Big Island. As of last year, it was found to have affected 50 percent of the ohia trees across 6,000 acres of forest, but it's believed to have spread further since then. To date, it's been found primarily in Puna but also in Kona and Kau. It hasn't been seen anywhere else in the world. [more]


  8. Gettin' some serious rain here, whew! Rescuers are helping stranded people about two miles from me. Two creeks overflowed and submerged some streets. I think the forecast was for 5-8 inches here today. Glad I'm on higher ground than that. (Just a slight hill, but hey, clearly better than no hill!)

  9. Stay high and dry Jonny!


  10. Dang - they have flash flood watches out for that area through Monday!

    Photo gallery: Worst natural disasters of 2015

    [this is kinda tame compared to HawkkeyDavis]

    It's supposed to get to 71 here tomorrow and then drop 30 degrees in 12 hours and stay there for at least a week or two with cold and wet weather until 2nd week of Jan. i think winter has finally arrived here.


  11. Can't help but wonder your thoughts as to the ramifications of Porter ranch. How likely is it to explode and/or cause excessive fires?

  12. I wish I knew. I'm at least somewhat surprised that it hasn't ignited and/or exploded already, but maybe the wind is diluting it fast enough so that it's not reaching high concentrations. I know if I lived there, I'd be taking a trip out of the area until that problem is fixed, assuming they CAN fix it.

    That 'bad smell' people mentioned, and the bloody noses and headaches - that's enough reason to leave right there. Even if you assume that that's not hydrogen sulfide but mercaptan, well, guess what, mercaptan is very similar to hydrogen sulfide.

    Quote: "Because no useful data on acute inhalation toxicity are available on which to base the IDLH for methyl mercaptan, the chosen IDLH is based on an analogy with hydrogen sulfide. ACGIH [1971] reported that some investigators show toxicities of the same magnitude for hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan [Ljunggren and Norberg 1943]; others indicate that the toxicity of methyl mercaptan is somewhat less than that of hydrogen sulfide [DeRekowski 1893; Frankel 1921]."

    So that bad smell that people are reporting - that's poison gas of one kind or another. No wonder people are experiencing health problems. And who knows what the long term effects of that are. Not that we really have much of a 'long term' to worry about.

    I would expect there'll be more fires and/or more serious fires in that area as methane and hydrogen sulfide and/or mercaptan adsorb onto stuff, especially porous stuff with lots of surface area (insulation, cloth, cardboard, wood, rubber, etc).