Saturday, February 4, 2017

Event Update For 2017-02-03

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

2017-02-03 - Hydrogen sulfide kills worker at home in Montgomery (Alabama):

Quote: "When Montgomery Fire and Rescue personnel arrived, they identified a chemical release from a sewage drain pipe and then discovered an unresponsive service worker under the house. The unidentified worker, who had been exposed to gas later identified as hydrogen sulfide, was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The man was pronounced dead a short time later."

2017-02-03 - Hydrogen sulfide driving people away at Sunset Harbour in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

Quote: "The smell can be found for blocks in the upscale area. "There's not a sewage issue," Miami Beach Public Works Assistant Director Roy Coley said. 'We determined it’s a hydrogen sulfide smell that is associated with groundwater.' Hydrogen sulfide is dangerous in high concentrations, but Coley said it's benign at the level of what's being emitted in Sunset Harbour."

Note: It's never 'benign', regardless of the concentration. Being a heavier-than-air gas, it'll accumulate and concentrate in ditches and ravines and basements and other low-lying areas, and then the concentration may reach lethal levels. Even at non-lethal levels, it may cause unconsciousness, kidney damage, brain damage, heart damage, heart attacks or strokes, etc...

2017-02-03 - Man, 62, burns to death in burning car shortly at 1:36 AM inside garage at home in Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to the scene of a garage fire on the 2500 block of Kenview Road S. early Friday morning. The call went out shortly after 1:30 am. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found a car in the garage had caught on fire. After extinguishing the fire, they discovered a man in the car."

2017-02-03 - Woman, 83, dies in small kitchen fire at 1:31 AM at home in Catonsville (Maryland):

2017-02-03 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, second day in a row, plane makes emergency landing in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "For the second day in a row, a Disney-themed WestJet plane leaving Calgary had to turn back after smoke was reported in the cockpit. Flight 662 to Toronto turned back shortly after takeoff on Friday. 'There was an odd smell, and then an alarm went off,' said passenger Becky Salmond."

Note: This is the 12th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Underground electrical explosion at 5:15 AM hits Santa Ana (California):

2017-02-03 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Brownsville area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-02-03 - Railroad bridge goes up in flames at midnight near San Antonio (Texas), train passengers trapped for hours:

Quote: "Marc Magliari, an Amtrak spokesman, told the station that passengers have food, water, electricity and air conditioning, but a passenger called to report that the train smelled of urine and feces. 'We can’t even flush the toilet,' she said. Jeff DeGraff of the Union Pacific Railroad told the station that the fire broke out around midnight. He said the rail line carries freight as well as passenger trains and also connects to a main rail line south into Mexico that brings freight north into the U.S."

2017-02-03 - Nearly naked man, 33, runs around with two naked toddlers, unknown chemical smell at his apartment, in Antioch (Illinois):

Quote: "A nearly naked man who was reported running with two naked toddlers through a parking lot near Routes 173 and 83 in Antioch on Friday night prompted a hazardous materials alert at the man's apartment on Main Street, according to Antioch police."

Quote: "The investigation led to the man's apartment in the 1200 block of Main Street; at the residence, officers detected an 'overpowering, unidentified chemical odor,' so the Antioch Fire Department was called to the scene, according to Guttschow."

Quote: "The hazardous-materials concern turned out to be unfounded, but the man and his two children were transported to the hospital for an evaluation, according to the statement."

Note: So what WAS that 'overpowering, unidentified chemical odor'? Seems like an important thing to know after an event like this. Looks like they just want this story to go away ASAP...

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by massive explosion and fire in Sautee Nacoochee (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Home, pickup, car and camper heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Ridgeland (Mississippi):

Quote: "The homeowner said he and his wife were inside their house on Arlington Circle around noon when they heard a large boom and saw smoke coming from the garage. A car, trailer, pickup truck and the back of the house were engulfed in flames."

2017-02-03 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Fort Myers (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "Neighbors at the scene said they heard an explosion."

Note: These are the 46th, 47th and 48th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Toxic chemical explosion sends cloud over parts of Pflugerville (Texas):

2017-02-03 - Oil refinery building heavily damaged by fire in Erith (Britain), near the coast:

2017-02-03 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire on Lower Bath Road in Bridgwater (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Two houseboats and tug boat destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM, 2 more boats damaged, on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch (Georgia):

Quote: "Hall County Fire Services were called to the Aqualand Marina on Dock Q in Flowery Branch around 5:15 a.m. Two houseboats and a tug boat were engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived. Two additional boats were damaged during the fire."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-02-03 - Boat and home go up in flames in Topeka (Kansas):

Quote: "Topeka Fire Department shift commander Todd Williams said at the scene that crews arriving there found the back of the house engulfed in flames. A boat and porch in the backyard also had caught fire, and the blaze had begun to extend into the house, he said."

Note: These are the 80th, 81st, 82nd and 83rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-03 - School bus bursts into flame at maintenance facility in Bixby (Oklahoma):

Note: This is the 23rd school bus to burn in 2017 and this is the 101st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in Tulsa (Oklahoma), woman in cardiac arrest resuscitated:

Note: This is the 102nd bus to burn in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Two tanker trucks, paving truck and road works building destroyed by fire near Seneca (Missouri):

Quote: "The building sustained heavy damage. Among the destruction were two oil trucks and a paver."

2017-02-03 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Mold Road in Ruthin (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in An Giang (Vietnam), man drives it away from station:

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after midnight on I-5 near Bakersfield (California):

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 5:30 AM on East County Road 85 in Midland (Texas):

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at A1/A47 junction in Wansford (Britain):

Note: These are the 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th and 197th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-03 - Van explodes and burns near McDonald's in Page (Arizona):

Quote: "The 3:30 fire apparently began with an explosion which, according to a witness, blew-out a couple of the van’s windows."

2017-02-03 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in Centennial (Colorado):

2017-02-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-91 in Enfield (Connecticut):

2017-02-03 - Three cars go up in flames at 12:30 AM while parked at auto shop in Orange Mound (Tennessee):

Quote: "Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused an overnight fire that damaged several vehicles at an auto repair shop in Orange Mound. The fire happened at Atrom Transmissions on Lamar Ave. near Pendleton St. around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Firefighters say at least three vehicles were on fire by the time they arrived on the scene."

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

Quote: "The fire broke out just before 3:15 p.m., as the car was parked on S. Edgewood Street, near the entrance to the Rite Aid."

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Decatur (Illinois):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Bricknell Avenue in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the Bruce Highway near Rockhampton (Australia), man burned:

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 12:21 AM on Shackleton Circuit in Mawson (Australia):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Pandanus Street in Fisher (Australia):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Hopecroft Walk in Bucksburn area in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Worksop (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 2:41 AM on street in coastal Gillingham (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A47 in Thorney (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on A12 slip road near Chelmsford (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A27 Lewes Road in Firle (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Willow Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-02-03 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Holland (Michigan), 1 lightly injured:

2017-02-03 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Milo (Maine), nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Auto factory goes up in flames in Quang Nam (Vietnam):

2017-02-03 - Wildfire breaks out in Francis Marion National Forest (South Carolina):

2017-02-03 - Piano store destroyed by fire in White River Junction (Vermont), nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2017-02-03 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 4:54 AM in Shellsburg (Iowa):

2017-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Marengo (Illinois):

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Clinton (Maryland), 2 injured:

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire on Curley Creek Road in Boundary County (Idaho):

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Wilton (Connecticut), nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Lorton (Nebraska), nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina), nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal New Rochelle (New York):

2017-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Oak Bay (Canada):

2017-02-03 - Mansion destroyed by fire in Bethany (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-02-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Brownsville (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-02-03 - Apartment building under construction devastated by huge fire in Clayton (Australia), near the coast:

2017-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home in Spring Grove (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:20 AM in Vermillion (Kansas), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Deadly fire destroys home near Cloquet (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Vacant building burns in New Bern (North Carolina):

2017-02-03 - Vacant home burns in Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-02-03 - Vacant home burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-02-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-02-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Macon (Georgia):

2017-02-03 - In separate incidents, vacant duplex and vacant home burn in East. St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2017-02-03 - Vacant plant destroyed by huge fire in Greenville (South Carolina):

2017-02-03 - Man, 23, slumps over dead in car at gas station in Washington (Utah):

2017-02-03 - Man, 37, filmmaker, goes missing while diving, next seen dead in the water in the Florida Keys (Florida):

2017-02-03 - Man found dead in the water at Port Tampa in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-02-03 - Baby boy found dead at 5 AM at home in Prattville (Alabama):

2017-02-03 - Woman, 28, found dead in submerged car in watery ditch near Galivants Ferry (South Carolina):

2017-02-03 - Woman, 67, dies at home, then small basement fire breaks out, in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-03 - Man drops dead before 1 AM along Whitfield Chapel Road in Lanham (Maryland):

2017-02-03 - Man, around 40, drops dead at camp in the Town of Southeast (New York):

2017-02-03 - Man, 53, found dead at transitional housing facility in Clark County (Nevada):

2017-02-03 - Man, 42, found dead in Shoreview (Michigan):

2017-02-03 - Man, 35, goes missing while free diving, next seen dead in the water near the Otago Peninsula (New Zealand):

2017-02-03 - Man, 65, found dead near coastal Smoothwater Bay (New Zealand):

Quote: "In a separate case, the body of a 65-year-old man who went missing during a day-long tramp on the West Coast has been found. His body was located near a bluff in a coastal area between Smoothwater Bay and Stafford Bay, and his death was not considered suspicious, police said."

2017-02-03 - Man, 19, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in coastal Karaka Bay (New Zealand):

2017-02-03 - Woman, 19, found dead in well in coastal San Remigio (Philippine Islands):

2017-02-03 - Boy, 12, found dead in swimming pool, blood oozing from nose and mouth, in Kimberley (South Africa):

Quote: "I found his body, he was only dressed in his underwear, with blood around his nose and mouth..."

2017-02-03 - Man drops dead in field near Hollow Lane in Canterbury (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Boy, 16, suddenly sickens and dies in Darlington (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Man, 58, found dead in the River Axe near Chard (Britain):

2017-02-03 - Man drops dead in flat in Dereham (Britain):

Note: Looks like Britain's funeral industry is set to have another profitable year - congrats, Britain!

2017-02-03 - Man, 52, loses consciousness, car hits mobile home, bursts into flame, in Middletown (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "Witnesses told Ohio State Police that the driver seemed to be unconscious when his car crashed into the mobile home. 'Some witnesses had said that the driver appeared to be unconscious prior to drifting off the road and driving into trailer,' Lt. Clint Arnold with OSP."

2017-02-03 - Man, 51, has 'medical emergency', car hits ambulance head-on, ambulance bursts into flame, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan, 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the Milwaukee Police, the 51-year-old driver of the car, which was east bound on Capitol Drive around 11:30 PM, experienced a medical emergency causing him to veer into the path of the west bound Medicare Ambulance.  The collision resulted in the ambulance catching fire, but the driver, a 40-year-old woman and lone occupant of the ambulance, was able to get out of the vehicle safely."

2017-02-03 - Small plane crashes into wind turbine in Melle (Germany), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Nanneella (Australia, engine failure:

2017-02-03 - Passenger bus crashes down embankment en route to coastal Nuweiba (Egypt), 8 killed, 43 injured:

2017-02-03 - Passenger bus crashes off bridge onto dry riverbed, in Tavarekere (India), 10 injured:

2017-02-03 - Tanker truck blows tire and crashes at 7 AM on Yadkin River bridge in Forsyth County (North Carolina):

Quote: "The crash occurred when a tire blew on the tanker truck as it was traveling over the highway’s bridge over the Yadkin River, said Sgt. N.R. Stell of the N.C. Highway Patrol."

Note: Bridges like this are now the most likely places besides coasts to lose consciousness, have a seizure, slump over dead, have your vehicle burst into flame or have a tire blowout, or some combination...

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer veers off road shortly after 6 AM, plunges down embankment, near Toftrees (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-03 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6:30 AM, on Grays Avenue in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-03 - SUV crashes at 5:15 AM, bursts into flame, in Omaha (Nebraska), 1 injured:

2017-02-03 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, on I-270 in Columbus (Ohio), 1 injured:

2017-02-03 - Car crashes into paddock, ignites brush fire, fire damages home, near Blenheim (New Zealand), near the coast:

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch or creek, in Fulton County (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, near airport in Orlando (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road at 6:20 AM, hits pole, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

2017-02-03 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Parma (New York), 1 injured:

2017-02-03 - Pack of 9 dogs attacks and kills woman in Inchanga (South Africa):

2017-02-03 - Dog attacks and seriously injures 2-year-old girl in coastal Fife (Scotland):

2017-02-03 - Radiation levels hit record high at nuclear plant in Fukushima (Japan):

Quote: "Radiation levels inside the plant's No. 2 reactor were estimated at 530 sieverts per hour at one spot, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday after analyzing images taken by a manually operated camera that probed the deepest point yet within the reactor. Even after taking a 30-percent margin of error into account, the radiation level was still far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts per hour detected by sensors in 2012 though at a point not as deep, TEPCO said. Radiation exposure at 530 sieverts per hour would effectively shut down TEPCO's planned robot camera probe in under two hours."

2017-02-03 - Cracked Delaware River bridge closed until at least April in Bucks County (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-03 - Bridge collapses in Pithoragarh (India), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2017-02-03 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the island of St. Lucia:

2017-02-03 - Massive iceberg set to break off Antarctic ice shelf – 'We are watching with bated breath':

2017-02-03 - Graph of the day - Arctic sea ice extent for January 2017:

2017-02-03 - Antarctic sea ice likely to hit new all-time record lows over the coming days:

Note: So BOTH poles are rapidly melting now...

2017-02-03 - Winter abandons Florida with record hot two-month stretch:

2017-02-03 - Series of heavy California blizzards make up for 37% of drought-induced snowpack deficit:

2017-02-03 - Lightning strike kills one person, injures 5 more, in Wartburg (South Africa):

2017-02-03 - Freak weather in Spain devastates salad crops, leads to rationing of vegetables in UK supermarkets:

2017-02-03 - Freak snowstorm hits the UAE:

2017-02-03 - Connectivity - part of the food revolution:

2017-02-03 - Doom gets aporkalyptic, bacon shortage looms in 2017:

2017-02-03 - Study finds excessive air pollution may account for a fifth of dementia cases:

2017-02-03 - Radioisotope dating technique flawed suggests new study:

2017-02-03 - Employees being replaced by contractors:

Quote: "Never before have big employers tried so hard to hand over chunks of their business to contractors. From Google to Wal-Mart, the strategy prunes costs for firms and job security for millions of workers..."

2017-02-03 - Trump has already signed 22 executive actions — here's what each one does:

2017-02-03 - The US economy is too damaged to be fixed, Trump will get the blame:

2017-02-03 - Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl show to feature hundreds of drones:

Quote: "Earlier this week, the FAA declared a 34.5-mile radius around Houston’s NRG Stadium a 'no drone zone' on game day. But not for Gaga, who will perform under and amid the hundreds of lit-up drones on Sunday. It will be the first time the Super Bowl halftime show has incorporated drones."


  1. The Big Long: In Goldman Sachs We Trust

    President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis...signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put in place in 2010.

    Treasury secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin Goldman Sachs will meet with members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council...Particular attention will be paid to the Volcker Rule limits on banks making speculative bets with their own funds, a restriction promoted by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. [more]

    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models

    [this from an economic site]

    Two pit bulls attack Los Angeles man and kill his dog during evening walk

    Oil's Promised Land Slips Away on OPEC Leaks

    It's just one month into OPEC's deal to cut production, and this could be as good as it gets for the group's attempt to rebalance the market. Rising output from those not included in the accord and from the U.S. is already undermining the effectiveness of the deal. The prospect for this leakage to worsen means we may now be seeing the beginning of the end of the march upward in prices. [more]

    [gas prices have dropped back to $2.36 here as of yesterday.]


  2. Two killed when van plunges off 101 Freeway overpass in Hollywood

    [news report and text]

    A van broke through a barrier near the Barham Boulevard overpass in Hollywood Saturday night and crashed onto the 101 Freeway below, killing two and critically injuring two others, authorities said.

    The force of the impact with the barrier launched the van into the air and over the northbound lanes of the freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The van landed on the center median and then collided with a southbound vehicle. [more]

    PIOMAS February 2017

    Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: [see chart]

    Things just keep getting worse. After this year's trend line went well below all others last month, I was hoping January would bring some relief, some cold weather. The weather was cold, colder than November and December, but evidently not cold enough for some seriously anomalous ice accretion. And so the gap has widened. [more]

    NCEP/NCAR January warmest month since April 2016.

    [hat tip for this (new) site (to me): Bill H over @ Scribbler]

    Rule #1: Don't Get High Off Your Own Supply

    The stoner's index was up 7% this week.

    The week ended January 27 was "the top performing week thus far, and the seventh straight week of gains,". As of January 27, the Cannabis Stock Index had gained 21.9 percent year-to-date, following a spike of 7.3 percent in the fourth week of 2017.

    The Stoner index is outperforming the S&P by 20% in 2017

    These are the stocks that are leading the market...

    They are a tad "speculative", having revenue lower than a hot dog stand...


  3. Series of avalanches kill over 100 across Afghanistan

    Dog bites rise by 12% over a year in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Floods affect 60,000 and destroy 1,800 homes in Lambayeque, Peru

    Wild bear entering homes terrorizing villagers in Nepal

    2 avalanches kill at least 10 in Chitral, Pakistan; snowfall breaks 20-year record


  4. Note: Bridges like this are now the most likely places besides coasts to lose consciousness, have a seizure, slump over dead, have your vehicle burst into flame or have a tire blowout, or some combination...

    Jeez, I can't wait! I cross two to three bridges daily....
    So tired of being in grief mode over the demise of humanity...
    It's truly hard living with death in mind when you seem to be the only one who realizes what is happening. How do you guys do it? My partner made me clean up my act...didn't want me scaring the kids with my doomer crap any more. I don't know how to watch a run away crisis called human extinction happen and not have a few glasses and or bottles of wine. I'm closer to acceptance as nothing about any of this is in my control.
    Any way still here and reading daily!

  5. Fran: nobody said it would be easy going through the (once 5, now 7) stages of grief - the last of which is the "fuck it" stage - where it no longer troubles you and you just keep on keeping on until you can't. i'm of the opinion that our death is just another chapter in what's going on - that maybe our consciousness blends in with the universe and we come to understand that we're the whole thing. It makes no sense to write this, since what I'm trying to convey is inexpressible in words. Don't fear death, just let go when it's time.

    i'm hoping for a quick H2S-type death myself (2nd choice, lightning stike). I don't wanna be lingering around, with non-existent quality of life, mumbling incoherently while drooling and smelling like ass. Keep that! i'm all for being unconscious while driving my car into a lake, where they discover me about 2 weeks later sitting at the wheel with a smile on my face. We'll see.

    Really glad you're still with us though, Fran. Camaraderie helps.

    Enormous jellyfish mass die-off turns sand beaches in blue in Australia (video)

    [unfortunately, humans don't have that "hive mind" where everyone decides at the same time to do the same thing]

    [I finally got this site back after mysteriously being asked why I wanted to access it by my computer and not being able to work around it for some time. I deleted the link and waited til now to try it again.]

    Alert level raised at Kanlaon and Bulusan (Philippines), strong eruptive events at Sheveluch (Russia), Sinabung (Indonesia), Turrialba (Costa Rica), Colima (Mexico)


  6. Thanks Tom, your words were what I needed. Here's to hoping it's quick ;-)

  7. Hmmm, how do I deal with it - six years of practice, and lack of an alternative! (I don't consider ignoring the reality of the situation a real alternative, though some people might, and the same is true of suicide.) Also, I'm always on the lookout for any shred of irony or humor, and I lean on my sense of humor, a lot - that's gotten me through many hard times before. But yeah, it's definitely hard sometimes, that's for sure.

  8. I work and live on grand lake. I knew the risks when I came home. The reality of what's happening sometimes gets the best of me but I needless to say, this is were I want to be when the end comes for me. Thanks for reminding me to lighten!