Friday, May 5, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-04

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

2017-05-04 - Chemical plant damaged by explosions and fire in Arganda del Rey (Spain), 15+ injured:

2017-05-04 - Massive scrap metal fire erupts at metal business in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

Quote: "Firefighters in Limerick are tackling a fire which has broken out at an industrial premises on the outskirts of the city. The fire broke out at the ClearCircle Metals plant, formerly Hegarty Metals, which is located on the Ballysimon Road on the eastern side of Limerick city. It is understood the fire started inside a large quantity of scrap metal which is located at the premises."

2017-05-04 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, many scrap vehicles burn, in Orihuela, Alicante (Spain):

Quote: "Firefighters from the Alicante Provincial Fire Consortium battled a fire in a scrap yard that burned around 2,000 square metres of scrapped vehicles in the town of El Escorratel, Orihuela (Alicante) on Thursday."

2017-05-04 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, fire spreads to shops, in Sargodha (Pakistan):

Quote: "Fire fighters are trying to extinguish the fire that erupted at a junkyard warehouse near Lari Adda here has spread to shops nearby."

2017-05-04 - Auto shop explodes and burns in coastal Taipei (Taiwan):

Quote: "A fire broke out in a auto body repair shop Thursday evening near the corner of Nongan Street and Jilin Road in Taipei's Zhongshang District at 9:50 p.m., according to firefighters on the scene. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion, followed by a loss of power in neighboring buildings. Flames were then spotted erupting from the Haohan Car Cutie Salon, which services luxury sports cars."

2017-05-04 - Track fire breaks out in tunnel, smoke inundates passenger train, in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "William Braxton was on his way to Chamblee Station from the Airport station when he heard a 'chilling' announcement from the conductor on the train ahead of him: 'Fire, fire stop everything! There is smoke everywhere!' 'He sounded extremely panicked,' Braxton said, 'like he truly did not believe he was going to make it out alive.'"

2017-05-04 - Around 300 tons of peat go up in flames in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain), 3000 feet from the ocean:

2017-05-04 - Flower bed starts smoking on Market Street in Crewe (Britain):

Note: Kinda like that burning ground in India that killed a boy, mentioned in the 2017-04-18 update...

2017-05-04 - Apartment explodes and burns in coastal Ajman (UAE), 1 injured:

Quote: "The latest gas-cylinder explosion follows a string of similar incidents across the UAE since mid-2016 causing deaths or injuries to victims."

Note: In how many of those explosions did they check the methane and hydrogen sulfide levels in the air and in the matter in the surrounding area? Oh, NONE of them?! Well then, they don't know what's causing these explosions. One thing for sure though: there will be lots more explosions. This is the 147th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-05-04 - Landfill erupts in flame just after 5 AM in Madison (Wisconsin):

2017-05-04 - Recycling center heavily damaged by fire in Steinbach (Canada):

2017-05-04 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Eagle Point (Oregon):

Quote: "Authorities say an apparent boat fire spread to a house in Eagle Point. The fire happened on Westminster Drive Wednesday afternoon."

Note: This is the 353rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-04 - School bus bursts into flame at Taylor Junior High in Mesa (Arizona):

Note: This is the 84th school bus to burn in 2017, and this is the 347th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-05-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 223 near Prosser (Washington):

2017-05-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near LeClaire (Iowa):

Quote: "A portion of Interstate 80 was blocked near LeClaire after a semi reportedly caught fire. The blockage was between Exit 306 – US 67 and Exit 301 – Middle Road."

2017-05-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near North Platte (Nebraska):

2017-05-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame inside business near Wooster (Ohio):

2017-05-04 - Three tractors and building destroyed by fire in Crescent City (Illinois):

Quote: "Three farm tractors were among the items lost in a tool shed fire Thursday at a property site in rural Crescent City. An 80 by 20 foot structure at 1568E and 2250N was gutted. Corn and soybean seed was also lost. No injury to report."

2017-05-04 - Tractor bursts into flame in Trudoxhill, Somerset (Britain):

2017-05-04 - Tractor bursts into flame on Main Road in Baxterley (Britain):

Note: These are the 754th through 762nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-04 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Miami (Florida), pickup overturns separately:

Quote: "A garbage truck caught fire in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike near Bird Road, Thursday afternoon, forcing the shutdown of multiple lanes."

2017-05-04 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Coast Road on the island of Malta:

2017-05-04 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property in coastal Glen Cove (Washington):

2017-05-04 - RV bursts into flame at home in the Riverland area in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

Note: These are the 172nd and 173rd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-04 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2017-05-04 - Van and car go up in flames at 5:30 AM while parked at auto salvage yard in Pearl (Mississippi):

2017-05-04 - Van and car go up in flames at 1:06 AM while parked at auto shop in coastal Folkestone (Britain):

Quote: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire in a tyre shop on the Shornecliffe Industrial Estate in Folkestone, just after 1am. Two fire engines rushed to the scene to find that two vehicles, a Fiat 500 and VW Transporter, adjacent to the building were alight."

2017-05-04 - Van bursts into flame at business on Plough Lane in Hereford (Britain):

2017-05-04 - SUV bursts into flame while parked near East Texas Literacy Council office in Longview (Texas):

2017-05-04 - SUV bursts into flame on Aeroglen Drive in coastal Cairns (Australia):

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Cleveland Heights High School in University Heights (Ohio):

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Mentor Avenue in Mentor (Ohio):

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Furnace Hills Pike in Clay Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 200 in East Missoula (Montana):

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Euroka Street in Narrabundah (Australia):

2017-05-04 - Two cars and a garage go up in flames at home in Brightwater (New Zealand), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Mill Close in Frome (Britain):

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Market Road in Plympton (Britain), 1 mile from the coast, separate house fire nearby too:

Quote: "A car was destroyed after ferocious flames engulfed it late last night. The incident, which took place on Market Road in Plympton, followed an unrelated large house fire which also erupted in the area just an hour before."

Note: Definitely related by general geographic area, timeframe, proximity to the ocean and the atmosphere...

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Hillside Drive in Yealmpton (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame inside garage at industrial estate in Richmond (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire in Garage – Racecourse Road, Gallowfields Industrial Estate Time of call: 09:50 Fire appliances from Richmond and Colburn attended and extinguished the fire using 2 breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet."

2017-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on the A358 Bushy Cross Lane in Ruishton (Britain):

2017-05-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11 PM on Main Street in Oil City (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-04 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, on Hawk Creek Trail in Winder (Georgia):

Quote: "Crews arrived and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage and two vehicles also on fire. The fire then vented through the roof and extended into the attic. Shortly after the first units arrived on scene, the fire vented thru the roof and extended into the attic. The home suffered extensive fire damage to the garage, a bonus room above the garage and the roof. The rest of the house experienced heavy smoke and water damage."

2017-05-04 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, on North Genesee Street in Genesee (New York):

Quote: "Inzana said the garage and a vehicle were destroyed and a near by home sustained damage."

2017-05-04 - Car and garage destroyed by fire on School Lane in Solihull (Britain):

2017-05-04 - Transport business destroyed by huge fire in the wee hours in coastal Gujarat (India):

2017-05-04 - Barn destroyed by fire in North Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-04 - Barn destroyed by fire near Moody (Texas), some animals killed:

2017-05-04 - Barn destroyed by fire in Mt. Juliet (Tennessee), pig killed:

2017-05-04 - Wildfire breaks out in Green Cove Springs (Florida):

2017-05-04 - Brush fire burns along Texas 130 near Austin (Texas):

2017-05-04 - Brush fire breaks out near Bent Creek near Gatlinburg (Tennessee):

Quote: "Crews are working a 30-plus-acre fire in the Bent Creek area of Pittman Center, according to the Sevier County Sheriff's Office The fire is located near the Bent Creek Golf Course, 3919 East Parkway, near Gatlinburg."

2017-05-04 - Garbage bursts into flame at 4 AM in garbage truck at Valley Recycling Yard in coastal San Jose (California):

2017-05-04 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2017-05-04 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Broad River Bridge in coastal Beaufort (South Carolina):

2017-05-04 - Pallet bursts into flame inside warehouse on Mill Road in Upper Providence (Pennsylvania), near the Schuylkill River:

Quote: "The fire started around 4:15 p.m. and originated on a warehouse pallet according to Lower Providence Fire Marshal Josh Overholt. Overholt said fire crews placed water lines in the large commercial building, which quickly filled with smoke. When they got to the burning pallet, firefighters had to pull the materials off of it to extinguish the fire at its source."

Note: Not a big fire, but the implications, those are huge...

2017-05-04 - Garage full of scrap metal goes up in flames at 5 AM in Winnipeg (Canada), other fires too:

Quote: "Shannon and her husband, who have a limited income, collect metal to sell at a local scrapyard. Their collection was inside the garage, which was destroyed."

2017-05-04 - Cedar chip business destroyed by fire on Rocky Valley Road in New Market (Tennessee):

2017-05-04 - Telegraph poles go up in flames along canal in Lymm (Britain):

Quote: "A fire involving telegraph poles on the ground, which spread to canal banking, required firefighters to use a hose reel and beaters to extinguish the flames. The crew turned over woodland and damped down the area before leaving."

2017-05-04 - Car wash damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-05-04 - Restaurant destroyed by huge fire just before 6 AM in Houston (Texas):

2017-05-04 - Garage goes up in flames at 2:51 AM at home in Bristol Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-04 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire near Lake Thunderbird in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-05-04 - Home damaged by garage fire near the Oyster River in Thomaston (Maine):

2017-05-04 - Home damaged by garage fire in Petaluma (California), cat killed:

2017-05-04 - Home damaged by garage fire in Rutland (Canada):

2017-05-04 - Home damaged by fire on coastal James Island (South Carolina):

2017-05-04 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 2 AM in Harris County (Texas), 2 dogs killed:

2017-05-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-05-04 - Home destroyed by fire on on Taurus Crescent in coastal Beach Haven (New Zealand):

2017-05-04 - Historic apartment building damaged by fire in Springfield (Missouri):

2017-05-04 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Spring Street in Lewiston (Maine):

2017-05-04 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire on the oceanfront in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-05-04 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Albany (New York), 1 killed:

2017-05-04 - Deadly fire burns home just after 6:30 AM near Deleau (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-05-04 - Deadly fire burns commercial high-rise building in coastal Singapore, 1 killed:

2017-05-04 - Vacant building destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM near the Strip in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-05-04 - Vacant home burns in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2017-05-04 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:41 AM on Woodlake Drive in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-05-04 - Vacant business burns in Roanoke (Virginia):

2017-05-04 - Elephant suddenly collapses at Riverbanks Zoo, euthanized, in Columbia (South Carolina):

2017-05-04 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead near Rehoboth Beach (Delaware):

Quote: "The whale is the fifth humpback to strand in Delaware waters in less than a year."

Quote: "'It is a cause for concern because this will be the fifth humpback whale that has stranded in Delaware in a 10-month period,' said Suzanne Thurman, executive director of MERR, Delaware’s marine mammal stranding team. 'We would normally see that in a 10-year period.'"

2017-05-04 - Leopard sharks regularly dying in and around coastal San Francisco Bay (California):

Quote: "Bay Area Fish and Wildlife officials are trying to determine the reason behind a spike in leopard sharks dying off around San Francisco Bay. Just Thursday, a large leopard shark was found after it beached itself in Burlingame near the Coyote Point Recreation Area. The concentration of dead leopard sharks is around the Foster City and Redwood Shores area, although numerous others have washed up in Alameda and Marin counties as well as San Francisco. Sean Van Sommeran and the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation have been following the seven week die-off."

2017-05-04 - Man, 60, experienced diver dies while diving, and man, 70 found dead in the water at beach, on the island of Saipan:

2017-05-04 - Five people die at beaches in Portugal, Marines called in to help keep people alive:

2017-05-04 - Three boys, 15, 16 and 17, go to bathe, all three found dead in the Sind Siver in Dipar (India):

2017-05-04 - Two sisters, 14 and 10, found dead in watery pit in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-05-04 - Man, 71, found dead in swimming pool at home in Palm Desert (California):

2017-05-04 - Man found dead in the Klamath River in Siskiyou County (California):

2017-05-04 - Person found dead at home on Big Canyon Drive in Mount Shasta (California):

2017-05-04 - Man found dead outside church in coastal Vallejo (California):

2017-05-04 - Person found dead near Hobson Pike bridge over J Percy Priest Reservoir near Nashville (Tennessee):

2017-05-04 - Woman found dead on the shore of the Hudson River in Cohoes (New York):

2017-05-04 - College student, man, 19, falls off building and dies at university in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), possible toppler:

2017-05-05 - Man found dead in the Wisconsin River near Country Club Road in Schofield (Wisconsin):

2017-05-05 - Man has 'medical emergency' and drops dead on street in Battleford (Canada):

Quote: "Battlefords RCMP said foul play is not suspected following the discovery of a body in the middle of the road on Thursday night. Police say the man was found dead on 102 St and 17th Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. RCMP say it’s believed the man died from a medical emergency and an autopsy will be performed."

2017-05-05 - Man, 69, has medical problem while skydiving, falls into reservoir and dies, near coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

Quote: "An experienced Scottish skydiver has died while taking part in a jump in Thailand. James McConnell (69) known as Jim, landed in a reservoir north of the resort town of Pattaya after embarking on a skydive on Thursday. An official and friend at the skydiving centre he jumped with said he is '99 per cent certain' Mr McConnell had a heart attack or a stroke shortly after leaving the plane, causing him to lose some level of consciousness."

Quote: "Mr Hongjindapong said CPR was carried out after the skydiver was recovered from the reservoir, but it is thought he had not been breathing when he entered the water."

Note: Fall through some hydrogen sulfide, which is invisible, and one breath can give you a heart attack, stroke, seizure, knock you unconscious or you simply stop breathing due to respiratory paralysis. Same problem as the people slumping over unconscious or dead while driving...

2017-05-04 - Man, 44, falls off building and dies, near Marina Bay Sands in coastal Singapore, possible toppler:

2017-05-04 - Boy, 16, falls off building and dies in Feltham (Britain), possible toppler:

2017-05-04 - Man found dead outside shop in Bristol (Britain):

2017-05-04 - Man, 33, found dead in harbor in Bristol (Britain):

Quote: "Four bodies have been found in a city's waterways in just four months, sparking fears of a 'serial killer' prowling the area. The male corpses were recovered from Bristol's floating Harbour and River Avon, with the most recent discovery taking place yesterday afternoon. The findings have prompted claims that a 'killer' - dubbed the 'Bristol pusher' - could be pushing unsuspecting victims into the waterways. But despite the latest discovery, police have again confirmed that they are not treating any of the deaths of the men as suspicious. A force spokesman said they 'appear to have been tragic accidents'."

Note: Too many people dying in the water here for the public to accept the deaths as 'coincidence' or 'accidents'. But the police can't afford to give any credence to the serial killer idea, because A) there isn't one; B) they'd be expected to catch a person who doesn't exist; and C) no matter what they do, or who they say they've caught, the deaths will continue. If there was some reasonable way for the authorities to blame a serial killer, I'm sure they would, but there isn't. Also in Bristol, six college students have died this year alone at a university. They've blamed ALL of those deaths on suicides. Color me skeptical on that...

2017-05-04 - Man found dead in the River Ouse in Goole (Britain):

2017-05-04 - Man, 53, has 'medical emergency', SUV veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in coastal Long Beach (California), 1 killed, 3 injured:

Quote: "A motorist who crashed into a Long Beach restaurant, striking three patrons after he experienced a medical emergency and lost control of the wheel on Thursday has died, authorities said. The driver, identified only as a 53-year-old Seal Beach man, was transported to a Los Angeles hospital in critical condition. Long Beach police were notified today that he was pronounced dead at the hospital."

2017-05-04 - In separate incidents, two pickup trucks crash into canals in coastal Broward County (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "Investigators believe Jones may have had a medical incident before the crash, Carter said."

Quote: "The driver was feeling unwell before the crash but was not injured, according to Carter."

Note: So a 'medical incident' in the fatal crash, and a sickened driver at 6 AM in the other crash...

2017-05-04 - Deputy has 'medical emergency' in patrol car in coastal Escambia County (Florida):

Quote: "An Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) Deputy has been hospitalized. Major Andrew Hobbs told Channel 3 News a deputy was having a medical emergency Thursday afternoon. The incident happened near the sheriff's office on St. Mary and Pace. Witnesses said the deputy had to be rescued from his patrol car."

2017-05-04 - Man, 25, has seizure, car slams into home, in Liberal (Kansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Emergency personnel work the scene of an injury accident Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of 11th Street and Carlton Avenue after a seizure caused a driver to run into a residence in the area, according to a release from LPD Captain Pat McClurg."

2017-05-04 - Man has 'medical issue', SUV veers off road, slams into tractor, on I-75 in Walton (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "David Justice, 57, of Corinth experienced a medical issue while driving near the Walton exit, police said. His car veered off the roadway and struck a parked tractor. He was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead."

2017-05-04 - Man, 70, has 'medical episode' and slumps over, car hits fountain, in Orangeburg (South Carolina):

Quote: "A driver suffering from an apparent medical episode struck the concrete coping around the fountain on Memorial Plaza in downtown Orangeburg on Thursday just before 11 a.m. Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Lt. Anthony Robinson said the driver of the vehicle, a 70-year-old man, passed out and medics transported him to the hospital. Robinson said witnesses saw the man slump over before his vehicle crashed."

2017-05-04 - Man has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes, in El Paso (Texas):

2017-05-04 - Quad biker has 'medical episode' in Lindale (Britain), airlifted out:

Quote: "Police, paramedics and the Great North Air Ambulance were scrambled to a field off the A590 at Lindale at 1.20pm on Thursday May 4. The quad bike driver had suffered a 'medical episode' and required treatment at the scene."

2017-05-04 - Small plane crashes at airport in Centennial (Colorado), 1 lightly injured:

2017-05-04 - School bus and car crash, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed, 15 injured:

2017-05-04 - Passenger bus and car crash on Mongahela River bridge in Glassport (Pennsylvania), several injured:

2017-05-04 - Tractor trailer crashes off Rouge River bridge on I-75 in Detroit (Michigan), 1 injured:

2017-05-04 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, on Pierce Ferry Road in Dolan Springs (Arizona), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "An autopsy will attempt to determine the cause of death and determine whether Dobbins suffered a medical event prior to the crash, she said."

2017-05-04 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on Highway 254 in Hodges (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2017-05-04 - Two cars collide head-on, in the Cayman Islands, 4 killed, 2 injured:

2017-05-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into creek, near Vera (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2017-05-04 - Family dog attacks and injures 2-year-old boy, face attack, in Altus (Arkansas):

2017-05-04 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills one man, injures 5+ more, at Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad (Pakistan):

2017-05-04 - Elephant attacks and kills mahout in Dubare (India):

2017-05-04 - Sinkhole opens on Highway 49 near Grass Valley (California):

2017-05-04 - Growing sinkhole threatens home in Harrison (Arkansas):

2017-05-04 - Ceiling collapses onto people at Wendy's in Ozark (Missouri), 2 injured:

2017-05-04 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, traps truck, in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-05-04 - Four middle school students have 'medical emergency', rushed to hospital, in Russell (Minnesota):

Quote: "Four students were taken to Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center on Thursday after a medical emergency at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Middle School, school officials said. Ambulances and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department responded at the middle school Thursday afternoon, after a 911 call from school district personnel. Parents in the RTR district were notified that a medical emergency was reported at the school. In the notification, RTR Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt said four students were transported to the hospital."

2017-05-04 - Man falls off boat, doesn't resurface, on the Black River near Pea House Landing in Georgetown County (South Carolina):

2017-05-04 - New crack found in Delaware-sized chunk of Larsen C Ice Shelf as it heads toward the ocean:

2017-05-04 - New vent discovered on volcano on the island of Guadeloupe (France):

2017-05-04 - 20 small earthquakes strike near the Kitsap Peninsula (Washington):

2017-05-04 - Fierce hailstorm pounds Nakhon Phanom Province (Thailand), homes and vehicles damaged:

Quote: "Record hailstorm in 30 years hit Renoo Nakhon district of Nakhon Phanom province yesterday pummeling ping-pong ball size hailstones on a hundred of houses and vehicles for hours, causing damages in the areas. Residents staying outdoor were forced to take under cover as the ping-pong sized hailstones falling as the storms lavashing several vilages in the district late afternoon. They said that they have never experienced such big size hailstones before in the past 30 years, and it was the worst hailstorm. They also said after the storms, knee-deep piles of hailstones were left behind in their backyards."

2017-05-04 - Unprecedented hailstorm strikes Sanandaj (Iran):

2017-05-04 - Sandstorm hits Beijing and other areas in China:

Quote: "A sandstorm blown by gusting winds has enveloped a huge area of central and northern China in thick pollution hazardous to people venturing outdoors. The Beijing Meteorological Observatory issued an alert on Thursday in response to the sandstorm, which was forecast to linger into Friday morning. Tens of millions of residents across eight provinces and Beijing were told to use masks or scarves when outside to protect their eyes and lungs."

2017-05-04 - Avalanche knocks heavy truck into gorge near Bhaderwah (Pakistan), 5+ killed:

Quote: "Five people were buried alive on Thursday when a snow avalanche hit a public transport vehicle in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The victims were travelling in a van from Bani town to Bhaderwah when the avalanche hit the vehicle at Chattar Gali, around 40 km from Bhaderwah town, in the early morning hours and swept it down into a gorge. A rescue operation was on and three injured persons had been rescued so far, a senior police officer said. The van was carrying 12 passengers."

2017-05-04 - During massive flooding in Arkansas, house floats away and slams into bridge:

2017-05-04 - National Guard deployed to combat Arkansas flooding following at least 9 levee breaches:

2017-05-04 - Tornado touches down at airport in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-05-04 - Strange trumpet sounds recorded in the skies in Georgia:

2017-05-04 - 'Creepy' horn sounds emanate from the sky in the UK:

2017-05-04 - After US wheat losses, beef prices soar:

Note: Is that the mini ice age that was hitting Oklahoma with 99F temps this past winter, killing hundreds of people in India with record-breaking heat, baking the Arctic, heating up Siberia and making the methane explode out of the ground, increasing the water temps and killing off coral all over the world, causing record low ice in both the Arctic and the Antarctic, and causing record warming in Greenland and an ominous new crack in the ice there? Derp, there is no 'mini ice age', just a massively destabilized climate as the world warms...

2017-05-04 - State Farm shuttering offices after $7 billion loss in 2016:

Quote: "State Farm sets auto cutbacks following $7bn loss. State Farm's auto segment plans to close offices in 11 locations around the US, displacing 4,200 workers as the mutual giant reins in the operation following its $7bn underwriting loss last year. The carrier which serviced more than 81 million auto, fire, life and health policies last year listed locations from California to New Jersey that will be shut starting in 2018 and running into 2021. About 6 percent of its 70,000 employees will be affected."

2017-05-04 - Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to find a new planet:

Note: A hundred years?! He's quite an optimist!

2017-05-04 - Study finds there are four ways to reduce economic inequality, and they mostly all suck:


  1. I love the way you tore up the mini-ice age theory! Laughing my ass off over here! Next time I see a SOTT article regarding MIA (probably this morning), would you mind if I cut and pasted that comment in there?

    Finally another garbage truck fire! Geez, it's been a while.
    Three trucks with burning garbage - now THAT'S something!

    PA goin' up in flames!

    Investigation into woman's death after dog attack in Buncombe County, North Carolina

    Lightning strikes kill 3 people in Bangladesh

    Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts belching ash up to 37,000 feet

    Vineyards in France suffer at least €1 billion in damage after Spring freeze; the biggest disaster in a quarter century say vintners

    [there goes the wine]

    Spring frost has ravaged production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux, and Burgundy, causing at least €1 billion in damage in what vintners call the biggest disaster in a quarter century.

    Temperatures plunged below freezing in late April, hurting shoots already well-developed because of earlier mild weather.

    Winegrowers have used candles, heaters and even the down-draft from helicopters to try to save crops.

    "It's a frost like we haven't seen since 1991," Paul-Francois Vranken, chief executive officer of Vranken-Pommery Monopole told Bloomberg, adding that winemakers "are worried." [more]

    Heavy rains in New York area produce flash floods

    Toronto headed for one of the most prolonged cold periods in over 40 years

    [we're on the bottom of that, will stay cooler than avg for 2 WEEKS here]

    U.S. police warn of opioid drug so potent it can be fatal 'just by touching'

    The opioid known as furanyl fentanyl - a version of the powerful synthetic painkiller fentanyl - can cause a fatal overdose just by being absorbed through the skin. It's reportedly caused 19 deaths in the state of Georgia over the last year. [more]

    Saturday, 6 May 2017
    Climate change: The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy

    The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it
    We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy

    Our best scientists tell us insistently that a calamity is unfolding, that the life-support systems of the Earth are being damaged in ways that threaten our survival. Yet in the face of these facts we carry on as usual.

    Most citizens ignore or downplay the warnings; many of our intellectuals indulge in wishful thinking; and some influential voices declare that nothing at all is happening, that the scientists are deceiving us. Yet the evidence tells us that so powerful have humans become that we have entered this new and dangerous geological epoch, which is defined by the fact that the human imprint on the global environment has now become so large and active that it rivals some of the great forces of nature in its impact on the functioning of the Earth system. [more]

    [It isn't that humans are "so powerful," rather it's that we're POLLUTING THE SHIT OUT OF THE BIOSPHERE, NON-STOP!]

    [more below]


  2. America's THAAD system in Korea

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    Cyclone Donna hits Vanuatu

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  3. Hah, no, wouldn't mind at all - cut 'n paste all ya want! Their ice age fixation reminds me of the Gregory Benford quote I used on August 5, 2014: "If you were damned certain you weren’t looking for something, there was a very good chance you wouldn’t see it."

  4. Did my last comment disappear?

    [from yesterday]
    Archived: AFR with Carol Rosin

    I was interviewed by Carol Rosin on American Freedom Radio on 5 May 2017. The result is embedded below.

    [1.75 hr radio show]