Thursday, May 11, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-10

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

2017-05-10 - The mystery of the burning BMWs - at least 42 parked BMWs have burst into flame:

Quote: "BMW is recognized as one of the most reputable car manufactures in the world, with cars known for reliable engineering and safety. But in a joint-investigation with ABC News, 7 On Your Side Investigates has discovered dozens of cases of parked BMWs bursting into flames."

Quote: "Vehicle owners and fire departments across the country are asking BMW to explain how some parked cars could suddenly burst into flames. An ABC News investigation airing today on Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir and Nightline discovered dozens of incidents in which the luxury cars caught fire even though owners reported they had parked their cars and turned them off."

Note: Solved this mystery more than five years ago, before these BMW fires and this mystery even began. They might wanna wake up or they're gonna end up being mystified from a permanently reclining position in a cemetery...

2017-05-10 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, two vehicles and tires burn, in Sunnyside (street) in Newhall (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Radioactive landfill continues burning in Bridgeton (Missouri), elevated levels of radioactive stuff found in nearby homes:

2017-05-10 - Sheep starts smoldering at 4:45 AM in paddock in Trowbridge (Britain):

Quote: "Trowbridge were called to a smell of burning which was caused by one sheep smouldering in a paddock. No firefighting action was carried out by Fire and Rescue Service."

Note: There have been quite a few animals found severely burned, almost always blamed on humans. While I have no doubt that some of those fires were caused by humans, I'm also sure that some of those animals simply burst into flame - or rather their fur did, just like the several instances of humans having their hair (or in one case a wig) burst into flame, and the many instances of humans having their clothes burst into flame. This is one of those things where once we see it happen once, we're highly likely to see it happen again and again...

2017-05-10 - RV bursts into flame at 2:06 AM at the Charleston Boat Basin in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns to his face and hands after trying to fight a fire in his RV with cups of water, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies and Charleston Fire Department responded to the fire at the end of Alaska Packers Road in the Charleston Boat Basin at 2:06 a.m. Wednesday."

Note: Also see the unoccupied home that went up in flames in Coos Bay on this day...

2017-05-10 - RV bursts into flame while parked in the Town of Koshkonong (Wisconsin), dog killed:

Note: These are the 191st and 192nd RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-10 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Home Depot in coastal Riverhead (New York):

2017-05-10 - Garage explodes into flames, fire damages three nearby homes, in Pekin (Illinois):

Quote: "Intense flames damaged three homes Wednesday after they virtually exploded from a south side backyard garage shortly before noon. No one was injured. 'We haven’t even begun to investigate' the cause of the blaze at 1319 Howard Court, fire department Assistant Chief Dan Heisel said after every firefighter on duty in the city knocked it down. 'I heard a boom, came outside onto the porch and heard another boom,' said a neighbor, who asked not to be named. 'There were 10-foot flames.'"

Note: This is the 154th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-05-10 - Spate of car fires breaks out near the coast in the East Bay area (California):

Quote: "Firefighters haven't made any arrests and don't have any leads."

Quote: "'It could be a weird coincidence, but it's unlikely' neighbor Michael Samuel said."

Note: Might not be anybody TO arrest, nor any leads to be had, just some vehicles bursting into flame near the coast here...

2017-05-10 - Algerian Navy ship 'Soummam' rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Béjaïa (Algeria), 2 killed, 4 injured:

2017-05-10 - Paddlewheel river ship destroyed by fire in the wee hours while docked on the Red River in Selkirk (Canada):

Quote: "Selkirk Fire Chief Craig Fiebelkorn said the fire was suspicious and took crews two hours to put out from the safety of the shore. 'Well, at the time, there was nothing other than a malicious act could start the boat on fire. There was no electricity going to it, there was no lightning storm that night or nothing,' Fiebelkorn said. 'It's just a process of deduction, someone probably fooling around.'"

Note: Anything flammable and adsorbent on the boat? Like the wood it's made from? Anything rusty on it? I'm sure there was. Nothing wrong with deductive logic, but he's starting with assumptions that were true in the past but are no longer true, because he's unaware of what's going on with this planet now. That leads to erroneous conclusions. Maybe it WAS arson, but he hasn't eliminated accidental causes; he just THINKS he has. The fire commissioner he's called in doesn't know what's going on either, so his conclusions won't be any more reliable...

2017-05-10 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked near marina in coastal Belhaven (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer while parked at home in Sandusky (Ohio), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "A fire investigation did not reveal anything substantial. There was no noted heat or ignition source found. The boat had been stored in front of this barn for several years and was believed to have dead batteries. Bystanders did not notice anything or anyone suspicious in the area during the time period surrounding the fire. The fire is undetermined at this time."

Note: These are the 364th, 365th, 366th and 367th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Highfield Road in Wakefield (Britain):

Quote: "Everyone on board a single-decker bus which caught fire in Wakefield last night escaped unhurt, according to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service."

Note: This is the 360th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-05-10 - Tanker truck bursts into flame before 1 AM on I-24 in Marion County (Tennessee):

2017-05-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 3 in Rutherford (New Jersey):

Quote: "A tractor trailer caught fire west on Route 3 Wednesday afternoon and downed wires on Route 46 near Route 3 merge caused heavy delays during the evening commute, authorities said."

2017-05-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, chain reaction crash ensues, on State Route 52 in Tierrasanta (California):

2017-05-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "Lanes of I-40 westbound are back open at 98th street after a semi caught fire. It happened late Wednesday night."

2017-05-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Cascade Avenue in River Falls (Wisconsin):

2017-05-10 - Tractor bursts into flame along Lancaster Road in Claughton-on-Brock (Britain):

Note: These are the 799th, 800th, 801st, 802nd, 803rd and 804th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-10 - Box truck bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on I-95 in coastal Groton (Connecticut):

2017-05-10 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the M1 near Tallebudgera Creek (Australia):

2017-05-10 - Van bursts into flame at 12:19 AM on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis (Washington), near the Chehalis River:

2017-05-10 - Van bursts into flame at 4:14 AM on the M5 near Cullompton (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Van bursts into flame on the A338 near Springbourne (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Minivan bursts into flame just before midnight while parked at home, fire spreads to car and home, in Knightdale (North Carolina):

Quote: "Anderson's 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan caught fire in their driveway just before midnight -- while he and his wife were sleeping."

2017-05-10 - SUV bursts into flame on Sepulveda Boulevard near LAX in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-05-10 - SUV bursts into flame on Clay Lane in Haslington (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Monroe (Georgia):

2017-05-10 - Police car bursts into flame on Atomic Road in Aiken County (South Carolina):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Kev’s Auto Sales off of Rice Lake Road in Duluth (Minnesota):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at office building in Bardstown (Kentucky):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at bank in Franklin (Tennessee):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-70 in Columbia (Missouri):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-74 near Brimfield (Illinois):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair (New Jersey):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at 3:38 AM on Prichard Circuit in Richardson (Australia):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M7 near Kildare Town (Ireland):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home on Stanlaw Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on the A48 between Carmarthen and Nantycaws (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at Royston Gardens in Redbridge (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on the A1050 in Willingham (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on York Road in Escrick (Britain):

Quote: "13:22 York Road, Escrick. Crews from Selby attended a car on fire. Crews extinguished using two breathing apparatus and two hose reels. The car was completely destroyed by fire. The cause is believed to be an electrical fault."

2017-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on Burwell Drive in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Burwell Drive, Winchester Avenue, Grimsby. Wed 10 May 2017 21:51 (No:10276) Car fire. Two hose reels and one BA in use."

2017-05-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 2:19 AM on Boulevard Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Boulevard Avenue, Newhaven Terrace, Grimsby. Wed 10 May 2017 02:19 (No:10207) One vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

Note: I think Boulevard Avenue is near the Office of Redundancy Office...

2017-05-10 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Westbourne Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Westbourne Avenue, Marlborough Avenue, Princes Avenue, Hull. Wed 10 May 2017 18:36 (No:10256) One motorcycle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-05-10 - Horse trailer bursts into flame on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "M180. Wed 10 May 2017 16:42 (No:10239) Horse box involved in fire. Two hose reels and two BA in use."

2017-05-10 - Vehicle and garage go up in flames at home at Spruce Creek South in Summerfield (Florida):

Quote: "The fire started in the garage near a vehicle. The garage and the vehicle both sustained major damage."

2017-05-10 - Barn destroyed by fire near Parks (Louisiana):

2017-05-10 - Barn and 200 bales of hay destroyed by fire near Melton (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Brush fire closes I-75 in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2017-05-10 - Muck heap fire breaks out in Hoath (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Garbage chute fire breaks out at building near the Portland State University campus in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-10 - Trash bin bursts into flame, fire spreads to car, on Ashbourne Road in Boroughbridge (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Around 100 trash bins go up in flames at 4:25 AM near pier in coastal Southwold (Britain):

Quote: "Police are investigating after more than 100 wheelie bins were found ablaze in a car park near Southwold Pier in the early hours of this morning."

2017-05-10 - AC unit bursts into flame at 11:30 PM at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Huntsville (Alabama):

Quote: "Homeowners said their air conditioner was on fire and quickly spreading to the home."

2017-05-10 - Electric sign bursts into flame just before 6 AM outside auto shop in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2017-05-10 - Construction business warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Pontoon Beach (Illinois), nobody there:

2017-05-10 - Building destroyed by fire in coastal Bronx (New York):

2017-05-10 - Courthouse damaged by fire in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 8+ lightly injured:

2017-05-10 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island), nobody there:

2017-05-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-05-10 - Home destroyed by fire, two adjacent homes damaged, in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

2017-05-10 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in Hyde Park area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-05-10 - Condo complex damaged by fire in Hamden (Connecticut):

2017-05-10 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire on Lake Drive in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1100 feet from the ocean:

2017-05-10 - Deadly fire burns home in Decatur (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-05-10 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Bronx (New York), 2 killed:

2017-05-10 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Manitowoc (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-05-10 - Vacant building destroyed by fire shortly after 3:30 AM, another vacant building damaged, in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-05-10 - Vacant home burns in Blytheville (Arkansas):

2017-05-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly after 2:30 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

2017-05-10 - Woman and boy found dead with submerged vehicle in the Fraser River in Richmond (Canada), others missing:

2017-05-10 - Two men, both mid-20s, found dead in pond in Kulamavu (India):

2017-05-10 - Two boys, 12 and 15, found dead in pond in coastal Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai (India):

2017-05-10 - Six students go for swim in river, all six found dead, in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China):

2017-05-10 - Two girls, 6 and 7, go to bathe, next seen dead in the Bangali River in Bogra (Bangladesh):

2017-05-10 - Infant found dead at home in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

2017-05-10 - Woman, 44, dies while snorkeling at beach on coastal Sarasota Key (Florida):

Quote: "Beachgoers found a woman unresponsive, floating face down in the water on the south side of Point of Rocks Beach. Lifeguards with Sarasota County Emergency Services were first to arrive on scene and began life saving attempts, which proved unsuccessful. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was snorkeling with her husband in the Point of Rocks area when the incident occurred. The couple are on vacation from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."

2017-05-10 - Man, 36, found dead in The Pond in Central Park in coastal Manhattan (New York):;-2nd-in-2-days/1975532/

Quote: "A man's body was found in water in Central Park Wednesday morning, the second one to be discovered in the past two days."

Quote: "Boyce said police do not believe there was any criminality involved in either case. On Tuesday, the body of a male appearing to be in his 20's or 30's was found in the water at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the park, police said."

2017-05-10 - Man drops dead along trail near creek in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

Quote: "Crime Insider sources say the man's body was found face down off a trail that leads to a creek in the Greenleigh Trailer Park. At this time police are calling this a death investigation, saying they do not suspect foul play."

2017-05-10 - Man in his 30s found dead in the James River near Dutch Gap (Virginia):

2017-05-10 - Woman, 25, found dead in Lake Raven at Huntsville State Park (Texas):

2017-05-10 - Man, firefighter, unexpectedly dies in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-05-10 - High-school girl, 16, drops dead during basketball game in Cupertino (California):

2017-05-10 - Man, 73, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead while watching trains in Wynadotte (Michigan):

Quote: "While police believe a 73-year-old Allen Park man was at railroad tracks near Antoine and Fifth Street to watch trains pass, it wasn’t a train that killed him."

2017-05-10 - Man has 'medical emergency' and collapses at work, dies shortly later, in Oak Creek (Wisconsin):

2017-05-10 - Man, 56, dies in flooded basement at home on Eagle Creek Road near Ketchum (Idaho):

Quote: "The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether something else like a medical emergency may have contributed to Wirth becoming trapped, a spokeswoman said."

2017-05-10 - Man, 52, found dead in stormwater ditch in Lubbock (Texas):

2017-05-10 - Man, 23, found dead in Fall Creek in Pendleton (Indiana):

2017-05-10 - Man, 56, falls off dock onto beach and dies, in coastal Twin Hills (Alaska):

2017-05-10 - Man, 35 to 45, found dead near Hoosier Avenue in Evansville (Indiana):

2017-05-10 - Man found dead near Horse Pen Bay Road in Aynor (South Carolina):

2017-05-10 - Man, 39, found dead near his car in Drammen (Wisconsin):

2017-05-10 - Man, 68, found dead near State Line Road in Jefferson Township (West Virginia):

2017-05-10 - Man found dead at 5:30 AM on Poundmaker Road near St. Albert (Canada):

2017-05-10 - Man, 19, found dead in the water on the island of Barbados:

2017-05-10 - Man found dead in vacant home in coastal St John’s on the island of Antigua:

2017-05-10 - Man, 24, dies in dam reservoir in Sikondo, Mupini (Namibia):

2017-05-10 - Man, 43, slumps over dead in taxi in coastal Hong Kong (China):

2017-05-10 - Man found dead in the River Irvine near Newmilns, Ayrshire (Scotland):

2017-05-10 - Woman, 53, found dead in flat on Loose Lane in Sompting (Britain), 1 mile from the ocean:

2017-05-10 - Woman in her 30s drops dead before 7:53 AM on Winchester Street in Basingstoke (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Woman in her 30s found dead at home in Mytholmroyd (Britain):

2017-05-10 - Man has 'medical episode' while operating crane, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "Emergency crews rescued a crane operator Wednesday morning after he suffered a medical episode high above a downtown construction site. The rescue unfolded about 10 stories above the 1100 block of Twiggs Street about 9:30 a.m. after the operator couldn't get down himself, said Tampa Fire Rescue Capt. Brian Eichholz. Crews lowered the crane operator to the ground in a stretcher basket about 10:15 and an ambulance rushed him to a local hospital. Authorities did not release the man's name or the type of medical episode."

2017-05-10 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car hits car, on Pacific Avenue in coastal Tacoma (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver traveling on Pacific Avenue suffered a medical emergency Wednesday and hit another vehicle, Tacoma police said. The crash happened about 8:45 a.m. at Pacific Avenue and South 32nd Street."

2017-05-10 - Small plane crashes into field near Klamath Falls (Oregon), 1 killed:

2017-05-10 - Tanker truck overturns on I-220 in Shreveport (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2017-05-10 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge, on Highway 130 near Austin (Texas), 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Jimmy Deloach Parkway in Port Wentworth (Georgia):

2017-05-10 - Van's brakes fail, van crashes into police car and fire truck, in Duluth (Minnesota), motorcycle crash too:

Quote: "Authorities got the call at 9:19 p.m. A 24-year-old male lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. No other vehicles were involved. Authorities say the man was taken to a Duluth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Shortly after in the same location, around 9:30 p.m., a 35-year-old man lost control of his vehicle due to brake failure. Officials say the man’s van struck a police squad and a fire rig assisting with the previous crash. The 35-year-old man was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries."

2017-05-10 - SUV crashes into passenger bus, on Boothferry Road in coastal Hull (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Wayne County (West Virginia), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Car and SUV collide head-on, in Upper Nazareth (Pennsylvania), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, on M-59 in Oceloa Township (Michigan), 5 killed, 3 injured:

2017-05-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch and pole, near Bluff City (Illinois), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities say 69-year old Kenneth Eckhardt, of Brownstown, may have had a medical condition causing him to lose control of his vehicle. It left the roadway, traveled into a ditch and struck a utility pole.  Eckhardt was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries."

2017-05-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into lake, near Camdenton (Missouri), 1 killed:

2017-05-10 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, near Rush Center (Kansas), 1 injured:

2017-05-10 - Naked man screams on Milledge Avenue, gets tased, in Athens (Georgia):

Quote: "Athens-Clarke County Police responded to a call received at around 11:45 a.m. today in regards to a man who was 'smoking, screaming and nude' on Milledge Avenue, according to Public Information Officer Epifanio Rodriguez. The man, according to ACCPD, resisted arrest by officers and was tased twice. After he was taken into custody, the man was transported to an area hospital for evaluation."

2017-05-10 - Naked man walks back and forth on road, lays down on road, near Grants Pass (Oregon):

Quote: "A mysterious unclothed man in the Illinois Valley prompted at least two calls to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office this week. The Sheriff's Office said one call reported a naked man standing in the middle of Waldo Road on Tuesday afternoon. The caller told dispatchers the naked man alternated between walking back and forth on the side of the road and laying down in the middle of it. The man was described as about six-feet-tall, with a medium build and a tattoo on his hip. He was also said to be 'confused, but well-groomed.'"

Quote: "Earlier in the day, another caller had reported a naked man walking across the top pillars of a bridge at the intersection of Redwood Highway and Finch Road. It was unknown whether both callers were reporting the same naked man."

2017-05-10 - Leopards kill 34 people and injure 350 more over 10 years across Himachal Pradesh (India):

2017-05-10 - Mountain lion attacks and kills pet dog in Spearfish (South Dakota), mountain lion found and killed:

2017-05-10 - Three pit bulls attack and injure man and dog, all three pit bulls shot, 2 killed, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-05-10 - Fukushima radioactive waste could spontaneously combust:

2017-05-10 - Bridge crumbling, chucks of concrete fall off and hit woman's car, in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-05-10 - In the US, crumbling roads and bridges bring higher taxes and fees:

2017-05-10 - Man, crewmember, becomes critically ill on cargo ship on Lake Erie near Marblehead (Ohio):

2017-05-10 - Person has 'medical emergency' on yacht in the Solent near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "It is understood the medical emergency has occurred on board a Sunsail yacht off the north coast of the Island, close to Osborne Bay."

2017-05-10 - All the trees will die and then so will you:

Note: Oh, I think we'll be gone before the trees - they're better reproducers than we are...

2017-05-10 - Record-thin sea ice faces big predicted Arctic warm-up this week:

2017-05-10 - Shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Tanaga Volcano (Alaska):

2017-05-10 - Lightning strike kills 2 men in Phitsanulok (Thailand):

2017-05-10 - Lightning stike kills two children in Bihar (India):

2017-05-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kenya, 14 killed, thousands displaced:

2017-05-10 - Record-early Eastern Pacific storm forms, Tropical Storm Adrian:

2017-05-10 - Cold weather keeps birds from nesting and delays blossoming of wild berry bushes in the north of Finland:

2017-05-10 - NASA footage captures sun shooting giant strands of plasma:

2017-05-10 - Comet Johnson joins the ranks of visible comets:

2017-05-10 - North Korea could be preparing an electromagnetic pulse strike on the US from space, expert claims:

2017-05-10 - Thousands of troops massing on the Jordan-Syria border:

2017-05-10 - Trump has a meeting with Kissinger at the White House:


  1. Thanks for another comprehensive update, Jonny.

    Yeah, back when she made her observations regarding trees dying, Gail Z (of Wit's End blog) was only speaking about the atmospheric gases (mostly ozone) having a suffocating effect on tree root structure - ie. that they are sensitive to the parts per (b/m)illion of the various gases polluting the air, which caused them to rot out from the inside (and also to become susceptible to disease, lichen and bugs). Add to that persistent drought conditions (like in CA for the past 5 years or so), invasive beetles, warming, suddenly changeable climatic conditions (like freezing in the spring), and stronger storms (to mention a few more factors among others) and it's a wonder ANY trees are still alive. The pines definitely look 'thinner' and have taken a beating lately. I think your timeline is correct now, Jonny.

    Hull and Grimsby with 'two-fers.'

    Another algae bloom responsible for the death of thousands of fish in a Florida Lake: Algae blooms in North America increasing on an alarming scale

    Part of a once vibrant lake is now a deathbed for thousands of fish. [more; low water level and algae]

    Arctic Sea Ice May 2017

    Dead minke whale found on beach in Alnmouth, UK

    Canada floods: Kelowna braces for worst flooding on record

    [this town seems to be mentioned often on JJFH]

    Freak hailstorm hits Koolyanobbing, Western Australia

    Small earthquake shakes Seattle area days after swarm near Kitsap Peninsula

    Friday, 12 May 2017
    Controversy over exponential growth and polynomial trendlines

    On exponential growth and polynomial trendlines

    [Beckwith, as usual, knocking everyone except himself; this article is a response by Carana]

    Glyphosate in Childhood Vaccines

    [yep, main-linin' 'at shit at BIRTH]

    [more below]


  2. News Links, May 12, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Afghanistan: What the Hell Are We Doing?

    Security situation in Afghanistan likely to get worse: U.S. intel chief

    The race for the Arctic: as new frontier opens, Russia leaves US in its wake

    Turkey says US arming Kurdish Syria fighters 'unacceptable'

    China says it successfully tests new type of missile

    IEA Sees Oil Market Supply Deficit Deepen Significantly This Year

    Gas Looting In Mexico Turns Deadly

    Shell proposes adding Russian oil to Brent benchmark

    All Washed Up? Shale Oil and Gas Drowns Out US Gulf of Mexico Shallows
    Short-term contracts, dismantled infrastructure and lagging dayrates have long challenged shallow water drilling on the U.S. side of the Gulf of Mexico – but it's the natural gas-belching shale plays that may finally turn the tide away from the shelf.

    Kinder Morgan Canada Seeks IPO To Fund Controversial TransMountain Pipeline

    SolarWorld entering insolvency proceedings

    Breaking New Ground in Economic Theory — a production function based on energy

    U.K. Wheat Crop to Get Little Rain Relief in Key Growing Period

    Pinnacle to stop making Aunt Jemima products in wake of recalls
    [Pinnacle Foods Inc. announced plans to stop selling certain Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast products, three days after a recall because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. more]

    Where have all the insects gone?

    Modern Lions May Share Fate Of Extinct Saber-Toothed Tigers From The Ice Age

    Baby deaths soar in Venezuela crisis

    Glacier National Park's glaciers will be gone in our lifetime

    Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Radiation Affected Everyone On Earth [I and others said this years ago]

    Watergate Redux or 'Deep State' Coup? (Robert Parry)
    Official Washington is abuzz, comparing President Trump's ouster of FBI Director Comey to President Nixon's Watergate cover-up, but there is a darker "deep state" interpretation of these events.

    WikiLeaks Offers Comey A New Job

    How To Smuggle US Nuclear Triggers to Israel

    NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

    How Higher Education Became an Obscenely Profitable Racket That Enriches the Few at the Expense of the Many (Student Debt-Serfs)

    [continued below]


  3. Japan's gov't debt swells to record Y1,071 tril ($9.4 trillion) as of March 31

    Another Toshiba debacle awaits in Japan?

    Extra bluefin tune catch quota given to 14 prefectures in Japan
    Japan's Fisheries Agency has given 14 prefectures an additional quota of 122.2 tons for small Pacific bluefin tuna catches in total, though the country's overall catches this season exceeded the limit set under an international accord.

    Tepco mandated to create fund for scrapping Fukushima plant

    China's $246 Billion Foreign Buying Spree Is Unraveling

    Can China score a new win in Africa with Xi Jinping's 'Belt and Road' plan?

    China's missile tests in Bohai 'aimed at THAAD'
    Analysts say 'rare high-profile announcement of test' was a response to last month's deployment of US-built anti-missile system in South Korea

    The troubling truth behind China's banking 'recovery'

    China Turns To Gulf Producers For Fresh Oil Sources

    Fears of drought in Britain after months of low rainfall and 'rivers running dry'

    Poverty and low income is 'making children sick', warn paediatricians

    Miami "Preconstruction" Condo Flippers Drown in Glut

    Auto Loan Fraud Soars in a Parallel to the Housing Bubble

    Obama Takes Private Jet, 14-Car Convoy To His $3.2MM Climate Change Speech

    "Astonishing Numbers": US Wages Peaked With Boomers Born In 1942
    And it has a lot to do with energy. Remember, US conventional oil peaked in 1970. -- RF

    Aetna fully exits Obamacare exchanges with pull-out in two states

    Obamacare's crushing cost to some families: 49 percent price hike since 2014, premiums of $14,300

    A Tale of Two Justice Systems – Wall Street vs. Main Street

    Jump in hotel, airline, food costs may signal higher prices coming for consumers

    Saudis reportedly plan to invest $40 billion in US infrastructure

    The Heroin Business Is Booming in America

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive
    Undergraduates taking out a new U.S. government loan will face nearly a 20 percent increase in interest charges.

    Macy's Falls Most Since 2008 as Contagion Spreads Across Retail

    PPI Uneven Jump Hints at More Consumer Weakness, Trouble at Retailers

    Hartford Solicits Bankruptcy Proposals from Law Firms
    Hartford, Connecticut, is on the verge of bankruptcy. It has a budget hole of $14 million this year, and a projected $65 million hole next year. [home of the insurance industry, how much of that hole is due to climate change/JJFH effects?]


  4. Big night tonight, Jonny. Bunch of excellent bands playing around town. 4 at one location and 3 (with a dj following) at another. I won't see them all, of course.

    As temperatures rise, sun halo appears in Hong Kong sky

    Intense hailstorm in United Arab Emirates cracks car windscreens

    Enormous 71 ft carcass origins cause utter confusion in Indonesia (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

    Meat from the carcass is being tested to identify the creature. [more]

    [tastes like chicken . ..]

    Demon dog: Killer rottweiler mauls owner to death then eats his flesh in Haryana, India

    Stunning halo seen around the sun in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Strange banging noises heard throughout Abergavenny, Wales

    [it's all hearsay - no recordings]

    Magnitude 6.2 subduction zone earthquake strikes El Salvador

    Once dry waterfalls are flowing again in California's Yosemite National Park due to record snowfall

    Scientists figured out why a giant crack in Antarctica is growing so fast, and it points to an even bigger problem

    A new study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, proposes the reason is a special type of ice called suture zones. [more]

    Two resign "in protest" from EPA subcommittee

    Two members of an EPA subcommittee have resigned "in protest" over the agency's decision to dismiss nine of the 18 scientists on a key science review board. [more]

    Judge: EPA's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Violated Federal Law

    [of course it did]

    Massive python spotted on South African golf course