Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Event Update For 2017-02-14

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

2017-02-14 - Temperature hits almost 100 degrees in winter in Mangum (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Oklahoma just endured a spell of exceptionally hot weather. Mangum, Oklahoma saw temperatures close to 100º F, setting a state record. The average February high in Mangum is 56º F."

Note: Holy sh#t, that's crrrazy! Only one state over from me. If that happened here in Misery in the middle of winter, I'd be freaking out. Kinda freaking out anyway!

2017-02-14 - Person found dead in burning car near pond in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-02-14 - Coal mine rocked by explosion at 1:30 AM in Hunan Province (China), 8 killed, 3 missing:

Note: In other more positive news, 8-11 coal miner jobs just opened in Hunan Province in China!

2017-02-14 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame at 5 AM in El Paso (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Two wildfires rage in the Port Hills, several homes destroyed, near coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-02-14 - Sea ice extent shrinks to lowest level ever recorded in Antarctica:

2017-02-14 - Apartment building and boats destroyed by massive explosion and fire along the River Thames in Oxford (Britain):

Note: Looks like at least two boats went up in flames, so this is the 62nd residential explosion in 2017, and these are the 104th and 105th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-14 - Mobile home explodes and burns on Coble Church Road in Guilford County (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-02-14 - Home explodes and collapses in Bahawalnagar (Pakistan), 6 killed, 15 injured:

Note: These are the 63rd and 64th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-02-14 - At least twelve boats destroyed by fire while dry-docked at the Seaport Inlet Marina in coastal Belmar (New Jersey):

Quote: "A raging fire engulfed a marina in Belmar on Tuesday, and at least a dozen boats burned in the blaze, authorities said."

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

2017-02-14 - Boat damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Wrightsville Beach (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-02-14 - Boat destroyed by fire just after 1:30 AM in coastal Rathmines (Australia):

Note: These are the 106th through 119th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-14 - School bus bursts into flame at Rocky Top Elementary School in Thornton (Colorado):

2017-02-14 - School bus bursts into flame while parked on Parnell Drive in Smithtown (New York), near the coast:

2017-02-14 - School bus bursts into flame on Macdermid Crescent in Saskatoon (Canada):

Note: These are the 28th, 29th and 30th school buses to burn in 2017 and these are the 165th, 166th and 167th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-02-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Cumberland County (Tennessee), dogs killed:

2017-02-14 - Semi tractor bursts into flame in Custer County (Oklahoma):

2017-02-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Midland County (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Skirmett Road in Hambleden (Britain):

Note: These are the 248th, 249th, 250th and 251st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-14 - Truck and tent destroyed by fire on Theophilis Smith Road in South Dennis (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-02-14 - Truck bursts into flame just after 6 AM on I-4 near Orlando (Florida):

2017-02-14 - RV bursts into flame at 11:41 PM while parked at home in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2017-02-14 - RV bursts into flame while parked in Pasco (Washington), near the Columbia River:

2017-02-14 - RV bursts into flame at 11:15 PM on Manston Road in Ramsgate (Britain):

Note: These are the 49th, 50th and 51st RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-14 - Camper-van bursts into flame on Mary Street in Scunthorpe (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Van bursts into flame on Furze Lane in Legbourne (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in drive-thru at Jack in the Box in Glenn Heights (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Corpus, Christi (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Goldsboro (North Carolina), near the Neuse River:

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame at the Palisades Center in West Nyack (New York):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-285 in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 near Newtownabbey (Ireland):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame on Lisson Grove in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Car bursts into flame on Lincoln Road near McDonald's in Newark (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 17 near Mattawa (Canada):

2017-02-14 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Gloucester (Virginia):

2017-02-14 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked near Shinnston (West Virginia), 1 injured:

2017-02-14 - Car and home destroyed by deadly fire in coastal Long Beach (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - Car and shed destroyed by fire at home on Bold Springs Road in South Boston (Virginia), nobody there:

2017-02-14 - Two vehicles and shed destroyed by fire on Centralia Road in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2017-02-14 - Police car and garage destroyed by fire at 2 AM at home in Skiatook (Oklahoma):

2017-02-14 - Three barns, farm equipment, 500 tons of hay and 15 tons of manure destroyed by huge fire at 11:40 PM in Bradford on Avon (Britain), 50 sheep killed:

2017-02-14 - Brush fire rages through 1000 acres in Calhoun County (Illinois):

Quote: "The fires burned in an area between Bee Creek and Panther Creek, located near the Pike County border, as well as some land to the south of Panther Creek."

2017-02-14 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

2017-02-14 - Patio chair bursts into flame at home in Westminster (Maryland):

2017-02-14 - Cellphone bursts into flame at 1:30 AM in home, fire ignites home, in West Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-02-14 - Two storage buildings destroyed by fire on South Reilly Road in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2017-02-14 - Sports club destroyed by huge 6-alarm fire in Toronto (Canada):

2017-02-14 - Car parts factory damaged by fire in Ashfield (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Garage destroyed by fire, two more building damaged, in Little River (South Carolina), near the coast:

2017-02-14 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3:08 AM in coastal Portsmouth (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

2017-02-14 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-02-14 - Home damaged by garage fire before 6 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Home damaged by fire in Orchard Mesa (Colorado), nobody there:

2017-02-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Corvallis (Oregon), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2017-02-14 - Home destroyed by massive fire in North Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The building was once a hotel but was later turned into a home."

Quote: "Passers-by in Lehigh Township reported seeing the house ablaze from Route 145 across the river."

2017-02-14 - Home destroyed by fire in East Huntingdon Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-14 - Home destroyed by basement fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-02-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Woodruff (South Carolina):

2017-02-14 - Home under construction destroyed by fire along the Hudson River on Casta Lane in Edgewater (New Jersey):

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

2017-02-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in Gardner (Kansas), dog killed:

2017-02-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Skowhegan (Maine):

2017-02-14 - Hotel damaged by fire at 7:30 AM in Grand Forks (North Dakota):

2017-02-14 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM in Lupton (Michigan), 2 killed:

2017-02-14 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM near Keystone (Iowa), 2 killed:

2017-02-14 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:15 AM in Conicville (Virginia), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Toms River (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - Deadly fire rips through home at 3:30 AM in Brampton (Canada), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-02-14 - Two vacant buildings destroyed by huge fire in Miami (Arizona):

2017-02-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Montgomery (Alabama):

2017-02-14 - Vacant factory burns in Greenville (South Carolina):

2017-02-14 - Vacant fish and game club destroyed by fire before 2 AM on Bondi’s Island on the Connecticut River in West Springfield (Massachusetts):

2017-02-14 - Around 50 owls found dead along I-84 near Jerome (Idaho):

Quote: "It's like they fell from the sky..."

Note: Maybe they DID drop dead from the sky. 28 crows just dropped dead late last month near Nampa City Hall in Nampa (Idaho) too, mentioned in the 2017-01-22 update...

2017-02-14 - Man and woman, 26 and 23, found dead in the water at coastal Maroubra Beach (Australia):

2017-02-14 - Man, firefighter, drops dead while fighting brush fire in Bassfield (Mississippi):

2017-02-14 - Man, 23, slumps over dead in car in Bethesda (Maryland):

2017-02-14 - Man found dead in the Blue Lagoon in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-02-14 - Man found dead in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Canal in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-02-14 - Man, 50, drops dead at Big Bull Falls Park in Wausau (Wisconsin):

2017-02-14 - Woman found slumped over dead in car in parking lot in Santa Clarita (California), near the Santa Clarita River:

2017-02-14 - Man, 26, found dead in submerged car in Contrary Creek near Granbury (Texas):

2017-02-14 - Man found dead in tent in Charleston County (South Carolina):

2017-02-14 - Man, 80, drops dead near his home in Thief River Falls (Minnesota):

2017-02-14 - Man, 46, found dead outside convenience store in coastal Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada):

2017-02-14 - Person found dead outside vacant home in coastal Southport (Australia):

2017-02-14 - Person found dead in Lake Rotoiti (New Zealand):

2017-02-14 - Man, 56, gravedigger, digs grave then falls in and dies, in coastal Freixo (Portugal):

Quote: "Manuel Gomes, 56, fell into the pit after blacking out and lay unnoticed for several hours inside the freshly-dug grave before a passer-by spotted him and dialled 999. Efforts by paramedics to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead in hospital. It is not yet clear why he lost consciousness and fell into the empty grave. The bizarre incident happened on Monday at a cemetery in Freixo near the northern town of Ponte de Lima."

2017-02-14 - College student, man, 21, topples off balcony and dies, in coastal Urasoe (Japan), possible toppler:

2017-02-14 - Middle-aged man found dead in canal in Hempsted (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Man drops dead in restroom in Salisbury (Britain):

2017-02-14 - Man drops dead at property in Bapchild (Britain), near the coast:

2017-02-14 - Man, 44, has 'medical issue', tractor trailer veers across median, hits two tractor trailers, on I-57 near Mt. Vernon (Illinois):

Quote: "State Police say the crash occurred when the driver of one of the rigs, 44-year-old Jeremy Pieper of Girard, experienced a medical issue that caused him to lose control of his semi. The semi traveled off the roadway, onto the right grass shoulder, back into the northbound lanes, crossed all three, entered the median, and proceeded into the southbound lanes. A southbound semi driven by 57-year-old Bret Harness of Frankfort, Indiana was unable to stop in time and struck the right side of Pieper's truck near the drive axles. Another southbound truck driven by 48-year-old Robert Baker of Camby, Indiana, was struck near the rear of its second trailer by Pieper."

2017-02-14 - Small plane crashes in Couvin (Belgium), engine failure, 1 injured:

2017-02-14 - Passenger train and freight train collide head-on, in Luxembourg, 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-02-14 - Tanker truck veers off road, plunges into gorge, bursts into flame, in Chenani (India), 2 killed:

2017-02-14 - Tractor trailer overturns in Brown County (Kansas):

2017-02-14 - SUV veers off road, plows through gas station, hits building, bursts into flame, near Cullman (Alabama), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - SUV veers over centerline, goes off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, on Cane Creek Road in Fletcher (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - SUV veers off road at 5:18 AM, hits tree, in Gwynn Oak (Maryland), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - Pickup truck crashes, bursts into flame, near Canal Bridge in coastal Rehoboth Beach (Delaware):

2017-02-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in Marana (Arizona), 1 killed:

2017-02-14 - Dog attacks on farm livestock reach record levels in the UK:

2017-02-14 - Beaver attacks man in Kirriemuir (Scotland):

2017-02-14 - Dog attacks and injures woman in Alpharetta (Georgia):

2017-02-14 - Man has chest pains and breathing difficulties on cruise ship near coastal Cape Hatteras (North Carolina), medevac'd off:

2017-02-14 - Dam reservoirs are major emitters of methane:

2017-02-14 - Tornado rips through Van Vleck (Texas), one home destroyed, others damaged:

2017-02-14 - Severe drought hits the island of Sri Lanka:

2017-02-14 - Western US faces renewed flood threat as storm onslaught resumes:

2017-02-14 - Los Angeles area braces for what could be biggest storm of the season, flooding, mudslides possible:

2017-02-14 - Melting ice causing flooding in Hungary:

2017-02-14 - Air pollution emergency declared in Nigeria:

2017-02-14 - Make food systems climate resilient now or future production will be compromised, UN warns:

2017-02-14 - Cancer-causing chemicals banned in the 1970s found in the depths of the Pacific Ocean:

2017-02-14 - Stunning polar stratospheric clouds shine over Sweden and Finland:

2017-02-14 - Idaho lawmakers strip climate change references from new K-12 science standards:

2017-02-14 - Trump and the GOP lead war against science:

2017-02-14 - Sikh temple opens doors to evacuees in Stockton (California):

Note: There's much to like about Sikhs. Their most revered figures are Sikhs who died fighting for religious freedom for people of OTHER religions!


  1. Here we go again, eh Jonny?! So a patio chair (article doesn't describe it) bursts into flame on this day. It's no wonder that barn burned down with 15 tons of manure right there in the barn, just composting away, giving off H2S and CH4 as a chemical fact of decomposition, a lot like the garbage in the truck. More birds falling from the sky, seems to happen every year about this time.

    Gas pipeline explosion lights up South Texas sky and shakes homes as far as 60 miles away

    it's too early to know what triggered the explosion

    Comment: Another natural gas pipeline exploded in Texas on 17th January. Last week a blast occurred at a gas pipeline in Louisiana. [more; we never hear what caused any of 'em]

    [more on the NZ fires]
    Thursday, 16 February 2017
    NZ: Homes evacuated as Christchurch Port Hills fires rage out of control

    Last line of Defence [sic - misspelled in the NEWSPAPER HEADLINE! How embarrassing!]

    'That house that just caught fire ... that's our house" [more]

    [more here]
    Damage mounts after Australia wildfires and record heat – “To put it simply, conditions are off the old scale. It is without precedent in NSW.”

    Gigantic bats are dying upside down, making Australia’s heatwave look like a horror movie

    If you’ve ever seen Australia’s grey-headed flying fox, you know that they’re absolutely terrifying. With an average wingspan of over 3 feet, these threatened animals are sometimes called megabats. But you haven’t really seen terrifying until you’ve seen the flying fox dying by the hundreds, which is precisely what’s happening Down Under right now. ]more]

    This Is One Of The Big Reasons Why So Many Families Are Feeling Extreme Financial Stress

    When the cost of living rises faster than paychecks do year after year, eventually that becomes a very big problem.  For quite some time I have been writing about the shrinking middle class, and one of the biggest culprits is inflation.  Every month, tens of millions of American families struggle to pay the bills, and most of them don’t even understand the economic forces that are putting so much pressure on them.  The United States never had a persistent, ongoing problem with inflation until the debt-based Federal Reserve system was introduced in 1913.  Since that time, we have had non-stop inflation and the U.S. dollar has lost more than 98 percent of its value.  If our paychecks were increasing faster than inflation this wouldn’t be a problem, but in recent years this has definitely not been the case for most Americans.

    And unfortunately inflation is starting to accelerate once again.  In fact, it is being reported that inflation rose at the fastest pace in four years in January [more]

    [more below]


  2. More heat on the way

    [SOTT? (crickets ..)]

    Betting It ALL On Forrest Trump

    But seriously, what could go wrong?

    I have a secret - there's no "inflation" because there are no "wages". Duh...Today's Idiocracy are engaged in a reflationary circle jerk. You know, like last time...

    Speaking of circle jerks, remember when oil imploded last February? I do...

    Of course back then, oil inventories were not at a new record high as they are now, per today's EIA inventory report [more]

    ‘Deadliest Catch’ Family Joins in Mourning the Loss of Bering Sea Brothers Aboard the F/V Destination

    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the missing six-man crew of the Destination, but the mystery of what happened to the fishing vessel, part of the elite Bering Sea crab fleet, continues. [more]

    Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate

    A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in oceans around the world — a long-predicted result of climate change that could have severe consequences for marine organisms if it continues.
    [more; no wonder marine life is dying off - Canfield Ocean!]

    Concrete slab tilts on SF high-rise; 16 buildings evacuated

    A deer causes a takeoff emergency at an airport in North Carolina

    [oh deer!]

    Videos Show Plane Moments Before it Crashed into Lake Erie

    US Coast Guard suspends search for Carnival passenger who reportedly fell overboard

    Colorado's 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen fires

    [DAMN! and I thought CA had a lot of dead trees!]


  3. Ah yes, the early afternoon edition:

    Britain's urban butterfly population decreases 69% in 20 years - study

    Heavy snowfall buries southern Maine; 15,400 left without power

    Two earthquakes hit the province of Aceh, Indonesia in quick succession

    The quakes measured at magnitude 5.1 and 5.6 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) hit in quick succession not long after 3am on Thursday, reported AP.

    The Indonesian Red Cross said two houses collapsed in Pidie Jaya near the epicenter and at least nine people were injured in Trianggadeng district, while power was knocked out in several areas. [more]

    Tropical Cyclone Dineo leaves 4 dead in Mozambique

    The equivalent of a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, Dineo is the first tropical cyclone to hit the province of Inhambane since Favio in February 2007, according to WMO.

    Its landfall was accompanied by winds of approximately 130km/h (70 knots), breaking and uprooting trees and ripping roofs off a number of buildings, as well as disrupting power supplies. [more]

    Evacuations in the south of France as rivers overflow

    Raging New Zealand wildfires leave 1 dead, force hundreds to evacuate

    Florida lawmakers in DC learn there are no easy fixes for red tide plague

    These scientists think giant machines could help refreeze the Arctic

    A team of scientists has a surprisingly simple solution to saving the Arctic: We need to make more ice.
    A team at Arizona State University has proposed building 10 million wind-powered pumps to draw up water and spill it out onto the surface of the ice, where it will freeze faster.
    Doing so would be complicated and expensive -- it's estimated to cost a cool $500 billion, and right now the proposal is only theoretical.

    "I came away thinking while the climate scientists had correctly identified the problems and the urgency of needing to solve them, they had no good solutions -- basically to stop CO2 emissions," Desch said. [more]

    [once again, McPherson's observation that trying to fix this but not addressing the root cause, industrial civilization, is fruitless and could make matters worse is corroborated]


  4. California's Oroville Dam update: Spillway releases curbed, even as atmospheric river looms

    The water level at Lake Oroville continues to drop as state officials press on with the effort to drain the reservoir in light of a forecast calling for rain through Monday. Despite forecasts showing another "atmospheric river" poised to strike the region early next week, engineers began dialing back the water releases from Oroville Dam's main spillway Thursday in an effort to eventually restart the dam's shuttered hydroelectric plant.

    The reservoir was falling by about 5 feet every 12 hours and was down to 867.5 feet just before noon, or nearly 34 feet below the top of the dam. Federal flood regulations say the lake should be at no more than 850 feet this time of year.

    46,000 livestock animals killed by severe winter in Mongolia

    Second time in 3 months dead whale found on beach in Odisha, India

    Leopard kills 4 people over 10 days in Rajasthan, India

    Valentine's Day meteor fireball spotted over Eastern US

    53 reports from Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Maryland [more]


  5. Chile and Argentina on alert after 60 quakes in 45 minutes shake Lanin Volcano – Alert level raised to Yellow

    Tropical Cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique with high winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge


    North Dakota Governor orders emergency evacuation of DAPL protest camp

    Conditions in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps deteriorating, cleanup scheduled


  6. S'posed to warm up for the next 4 days
    around here (60's for Fri. & Sat.).
    This can't be good for the trees.

    An old Who song comes to mind

    Eminence Front (Live)

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    The sun shines
    And people forget
    The spray flies as the speedboat glides
    And people forget
    Forget they're hiding
    The girls smile
    And people forget
    The snow packs as the skier tracks
    People forget
    Forget they're hiding

    Behind an eminence front
    Eminence front, it's a put on
    It's an eminence front
    It's an eminence front, it's a put on
    An eminence front
    Eminence front, it's a put on
    Eminence front
    It's an eminence front
    It's an eminence front, it's a put on
    It's a put on, it's a put on, it's a put on

    Come and join the party
    Dress to kill
    Won't you come and join the party
    Dress to kill, dress to kill

    Drinks flow
    People forget
    That big wheel spins, the hair thins
    People forget
    Forget they're hiding
    The news slows
    People forget
    Their shares crash, hopes are dashed
    People forget
    Forget they're hiding

    Behind an eminence front
    An eminence front, it's a put on
    It's just an eminence front
    An eminence front, it's a put on
    An eminence front
    An eminence front, it's a put on
    Eminence front
    It's an eminence front, it's a put on
    It's a put on, it's a put on, it's a put on

    Come on join the party
    Dress to
    Come on join the party
    Dress to
    Come on join the party
    Dress to
    Come on join the party
    Dress to kill
    Dress yourself, dressed to kill


  7. OLD Who song? Man, I guess I'm getting old. Heh, I remember when that song first came out, when I was a fresh new 95-pound soldier in the Army.