Sunday, December 31, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-30

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

2017-12-30 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in Ribble Valley, Hapton and Colne (Britain), near the coast:

2017-12-30 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked at facility in Newburgh (New York):

2017-12-30 - Car bursts into flame shortly after 1:30 AM at home in Red Wing (Minnesota), 1 injured:

Quote: "Emergency responders received a report shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday of a vehicle fire next to a home in the 1400 block of Bush Street. Firefighters arrived at the scene in less than four minutes and began battling the blaze to prevent it from spreading to the house. At the same time, firefighters searched the vehicle and discovered an unconscious person in the driver's seat. They pulled the victim from the vehicle."

Note: Driver almost became yet another charred corpse found in a burning vehicle, which is an increasingly popular way to die...

2017-12-30 - Lawnmower bursts into flame at 11:12 PM while parked in shed at home in coastal Goole (Britain):

Quote: "Hook Road, Goole. Sat 30 Dec 2017 23:12 (No:27951) Lawnmower on fire inside shed. Fire confined to items inside shed, only heat damage to door. One hose reel in use."

2017-12-30 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Manchester (Britain):

2017-12-30 - Man, around 61, has 'medical episode' and collapses face-down in the Shoalhaven River in coastal Shoalhaven Heads (Australia):

Quote: "A man, believed to be approximately 61 years of age was found in the Shoalhaven River after he suffered a medical episode."

Quote: "When the pair made their way to the beach they saw the man face down and appeared to be suffering from a fit."

2017-12-30 - Record-breaking natural disasters from around the world in 2017:

2017-12-30 - Home explodes and burns in Kohat (Pakistan), 6 injured:

Note: This is the 364th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-12-30 - Yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Yattalunga (Australia):

Note: This is the 1102nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Cliffside Park (New Jersey):

Note: This is the 870th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-12-30 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

2017-12-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Portland (New York):

2017-12-30 - Two semi tractors go up in flames at 5 AM while parked at business in Tarrant (Alabama):

Quote: "Two tractor trailers were damaged during an early morning fire in Tarrant. Tarrant firefighters on the scene told CBS 42 they got the call around 5 a.m. from someone who lives at Hatcher Heavy-Duty Services. When they arrived, they found the tractors of two semis burning."

Note: These are the 2265th, 2266th, 2267th and 2268th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-30 - Van bursts into flame on road near Myawaddy (Myanmar):

2017-12-30 - SUV bursts into flame at home on County Road 75 in New Albany (Mississippi):

2017-12-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-35 near Lenexa (Kansas):

2017-12-30 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Seale (Britain):

2017-12-30 - Car bursts into flame on Station Road in Wressle (Britain):

Quote: "Station Road, Wressle. Sat 30 Dec 2017 20:00 (No:27945) Car fire. One BA and two hose reels in use."

2017-12-30 - Car bursts into flame on Salthouse Road in Barrow-in-Furness (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire in Barrow-in-Furness(Barrow-in-Furness) 30 Dec 2017 At 1:30 firefighters from Barrow were called to reports of a vehicle fire on Salthouse Road, Barrow-in-Furness. On arrival the vehicle, believed to be a white Hyundai, used a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire."

2017-12-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2017-12-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on road near Hecla (South Dakota):

2017-12-30 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Crystal Lake (Illinois):

2017-12-30 - Barn destroyed by fire near Castlewood Canyon in Franktown (Colorado):

2017-12-30 - Construction company woodworking shop destroyed by huge fire in Brockton (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire at 11:44 PM in coastal Long Beach (California):

2017-12-30 - Workshop destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Rice Lake (Minnesota), nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Elementary school heavily damaged by fire in Modesto (California):

2017-12-30 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Cabarrus County (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-12-30 - Home damaged by fire at 4 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee), nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Home damaged by fire in Huntsville (Alabama), nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Home damaged by fire in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2017-12-30 - Home heavily damaged by huge blaze on Larkmeade Lane in Potomac (Maryland):

2017-12-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Waterville (Maine), 2 cats killed:

2017-12-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Coon Rapids (Minnesota), 2 injured:

2017-12-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Richmond (Virginia), nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:15 AM on Pegram Street in Willow Spring (North Carolina):

2017-12-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Burholme area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:38 AM in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire), dog killed:,-kills-family-dog

2017-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire before 4 AM in Acushnet (Massachusetts):

2017-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire on Swift River Road in Mexico (Maine), 120 feet from the Swift River:

2017-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Enfield (Maine):

2017-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Hoosick Falls (New York):

2017-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 3 pets killed, nobody there:

2017-12-30 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in Leominster (Massachusetts):

2017-12-30 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Surfside Beach (South Carolina):

2017-12-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in South St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

2017-12-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4:41 AM in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2017-12-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive blaze at 4:45 AM in Gaithersburg (Maryland):

2017-12-30 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Hong Kong (China), 1 injured:

2017-12-30 - Motel damaged by basement fire in Berlin (Connecticut):

2017-12-30 - Hotel damaged by fire shortly after 5 AM in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 6:30 AM near Edinburg (Texas), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire burns home in the Town of Grant (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire burns home on Weathervane Road in Fremont (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM in Silverton (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire destroys home in Amityville (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:45 AM in Buchanan (Virginia), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2017-12-30 - Deadly fire destroys seven homes and a barn at 5 AM on coastal Sato Island (Japan), 2 killed:

2017-12-30 - Vacant home burns in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2017-12-30 - Vacant home burns in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Des Moines (Iowa):

2017-12-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire near Crescent (Oregon):

2017-12-30 - Vacant home destroyed in the wee hours on North Tremont Street in Reilly Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-30 - Woman, 35, found dead in the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-12-30 - Child found dead at the Masters Inn in Seffner (Florida):

2017-12-30 - Man drops dead on the Greenbelt near the Boise Diversion Dam (Idaho):

2017-12-30 - Man, 61, found dead in submerged car in the Sherman Reservoir in Whitingham (Vermont):

2017-12-30 - Man, 52, found dead near the Lewis and Clark Riverboat on the Missouri River in Bismarck (North Dakota):

2017-12-30 - Man found dead beneath overpass in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2017-12-30 - Man, 60, found dead at coastal Padre Island National Seashore (Texas):

2017-12-30 - Man, 68, dies while snorkeling at coastal Wakapatu Beach (New Zealand):

2017-12-30 - Man drops dead next to van at public jetty in coastal Lyttelton (New Zealand):

Quote: "An autopsy, which took place on Sunday, concluded the man's death was not suspicious."

Note: Excellent, it's always best when people drop dead unsuspiciously next to the ocean...

2017-12-30 - Man, 49, found dead in backyard pond at home in Penal on the island of Trinidad:

2017-12-30 - Man, 52, drops dead in apartment in coastal Bedok (Singapore):

2017-12-30 - Girl, 16, falls and dies near pool near Cederberg (South Africa), possible toppler:

2017-12-30 - Man, 25, wearing only socks found dead on beach in coastal Whitley Bay (Britain):

2017-12-30 - Man in his 40s found dead along Roe Cross Road in Mottram (Britain):

2017-12-30 - Driver has 'medical issue', car hits utility pole, blackouts ensue, in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Police say the driver of the car was having a medical issue before crashing into the power pole, which snapped the pole and left it hanging at about a 45-degree angle."

2017-12-30 - Man has 'medical emergency', heart stops, car hits parked car, in Pocatello (Idaho):

Quote: "The accident remains under investigation but it’s believed the man might have suffered a medical emergency such as a heart attack that caused him to crash into the parked car."

2017-12-30 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into home, in Waco (Texas):

Quote: "A driver who appeared to have suffered a medical episode crashed into a North Waco home near the intersection of North 29th Street and Colcord Avenue Saturday morning, Waco police Officer Lonnie Underberg said."

2017-12-30 - Small plane goes missing in Box Elder County (Utah):

2017-12-30 - Passenger bus veers off road, hits tree, in Bung Na Rang (Thailand), 1 killed, 50 injured:

2017-12-30 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-25 near Fountain (Colorado):

2017-12-30 - Two SUVs and motorcycle crash, fire erupts, near coastal Acapulco (Mexico), 10 killed:

2017-12-30 - Pickup truck veers across median, hits tour bus head-on, near Baker (California), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2017-12-30 - Pickup slams into tractor trailer, both burst into flame, on I-45 near Alma (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Pickup truck hits vehicle, bursts into flame, at business on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino (California), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Car veers off road, plunges into White Oak Bayou in Houston (Texas), 3 injured:

Quote: "Authorities believe a medical emergency may have prompted the accident."

2017-12-30 - Car crashes into Dollar Store in Austin (Texas), 2 injured:

Quote: "Fire officials said their crews were already across the street responding to a previous medical call when the crash happened."

2017-12-30 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, truck bursts into flame, near Mount Olive (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-12-30 - Car veers off road, hits dumpster, in Belleville (Illinois), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police said a driver who was killed in a car accident in Belleville Saturday night may have suffered a major medical event before crashing."

2017-12-30 - Car crashes 80 meters off cliff in coastal Waikato (New Zealand), 3 injured:

2017-12-30 - Shark attacks and injures surfer near Drakes Estero (California):

2017-12-30 - Stray dog attacks and kills baby in Titila (Kenya):

2017-12-30 - Sinkhole opens and water main breaks in coastal Victoria (Canada):

Quote: "It is unclear at this time if a retaining wall collapse at the construction site triggered a water main break or if a water main break caused the bank to become unstable."

2017-12-30 - Sinkhole swallows dog on the Isle of Man, dog rescued:

2017-12-30 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes off the coast near Petrolia (California):

2017-12-30 - Fierce storm pounds Johannesburg (South Africa), roof collapses at mall, several injured:

2017-12-30 - Series of Atlantic storms to hit Ireland and UK, Storm Dylan first:

2017-12-30 - 100 days after Hurricane Maria, more than one million Puerto Ricans still without power:

2017-12-30 - Lunar 'fogbow' seen in the Arctic circle and light pillars seen in New Hampshire:

2017-12-30 - New culprit is killing the world's bees:

2017-12-30 - Rewriting life, these are not your father's GMOs:

2017-12-30 - Yellow-breasted chat that normally winters in Central America turns up in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2017-12-30 - One in six Americans lives in 'economically distressed communities':

2017-12-30 - The American people are coming to terms with the fact that their government is a dictatorship:

2017-12-30 - 2017 is worst year for US dollar since 2003 while gold on upward trend hits $1310:

2017-12-30 - Woman has medical problem that makes her face look like it's melting, in Bangkok (Thailand):


  1. Got in a li'l late (early, actually 2:30 a.m.). I noticed everyone was going the speed limit on the way home.

    So here we are, first day of the New Year. Let's see what happened yesterday, last night and early this morning.

    Huge multi-storey car park blaze 'destroys 1,400 vehicles' in Liverpool, UK

    A massive blaze engulfs vehicles parked at a multi-storey car park near the Echo Arena, at the waterfront in Liverpool, England on Sunday afternoon. [caption under pic]

    A huge blaze has destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles in a multi-storey car park in the northern English city of Liverpool. [more]

    Burn, baby, burn! New Year tree goes up in flames in Russia's Far East

    The 25-meter high plastic tree in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk took its time to get started, but began burning right after the fireworks display.

    A special commission has already been set up to find out why the tree caught fire. [more]

    Possible new color revolution being attempted in Iran reeks of US and Saudi Arabian influence

    Lightning strikes kill 4 and injure 19 in South Africa

    Monday, 1 January 2018
    New Year, 2018

    i'm expecting 2018 to be my worst year ever as I bear witness to the unraveling of the biosphere.

    We are in the early stages of non-linear runaway warming. Generally I have failed miserably in convincing people of the severity of the crisis to the extent that even people like James Shaw M.P. and leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand doesn't believe that we are in a climate crisis. Kevin Hester

    Happy New Year, 2018

    Vehicles are now America's biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

    Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution [more]

    NOAA predicting possible chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on the first day of 2018 from coronal hole on our Sun

    [this from Shawn Redmond of Scribbler's comment section]
    Financial System Supply-Chain Cross-Contagion: a study in global systemic collapse.
    David Korowicz

    This study considers the relationship between a global systemic banking, monetary and solvency crisis and its implications for the real-time flow of goods and services in the globalised economy. It outlines how contagion in the financial system could set off semi-autonomous contagion in supplychains globally, even where buyers and sellers are linked by solvency, sound money and bank intermediation. The cross-contagion between the financial system and trade/production networks is mutually reinforcing. [more]

    [Mblanc  contributed this @ Scribbler's comment section]
    Baba Brinkman – "Make It Hot" – Carbon Pricing Rap

    [~ 6 min. video]

  2. News Links, January 1, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Debt to GDP: Only 4 Major Countries Worse Off Than the US
    Of major nations, only Japan, Greece, Italy, and Portugal have debt-to-GDP ratios higher than the US.

    Venezuela To Launch Oil-Backed Petro Cryptocurrency Within Days

    China may be a bigger worry for 2018, analysts say

    Russia and China Lay Economic Foundation Based on Golden Rule

    The Inescapable Reason Why the Financial System Will Fail
    Central banks are now trapped. If they raise rates to provide low-risk, high-yield returns to institutional owners, they will stifle the "recovery" and the asset bubbles that are dependent on unlimited liquidity and super-low interest rates. But if they keep yields low, the only way institutional investors can earn the gains they need to survive is to pile into risk assets and hope the current bubbles will loft higher.

    Can Italian Banks Join EU's Newfangled Bank-Bond Ripoff?

    U.S. gold reserves are not good enough to be tradable, expert tells Russia Today

    U.S. junk bonds are time bomb with a long fuse

    India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme, cautions investors

    The cost of bitcoin payments is skyrocketing because the network is totally overloaded

    Turkey makes deal to buy Russian-made S-400 air defense system

    Dozens of 12th-graders to defy draft over 'oppression' of Palestinians (Israel)
    In letter to PM, IDF chief, 63 teenagers urge all Israeli youth to refuse to serve in the military until occupation ends, due to 'racist government policy' in West Bank

    US Army Exploring 'Devastating' New Weapon for Use In War with Russia

    China Tests Hypersonic Weapon, Rendering US THAAD Powerless

    Nuclear War With North Korea Closer Than Ever, Official Says

    Last Year's Top 5 Worst Nuclear Nightmares (That Aren't Going Away)

    Nobody's Ready for the Killer Robot

    Mattis: 'The War Is Not Over' in Iraq and Syria

    Putin tells Assad Russia will help defend Syrian sovereignty: Kremlin

    Africa's returning migrants say they need assistance, hope

    700,000 migrants sit in Libya

    Mediterranean migration crisis: Refugees face violence, vitriol and death at the new 'back door to Europe'

    Water shortages could [will] trigger Asia conflicts

    [more below]

  3. Nestle has been bottling and selling water it has no right to in drought-stricken California, state says

    Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

    Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea
    Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources.

    No certification needed for offshore drilling safety, U.S. proposes

    Impact of oil production decline and low oil prices: Venezuela

    Oil-Rich Venezuela Is Out Of Gasoline

    Shale Growth Hides Underlying Problems

    Are We Decoupling? (Not really, but happy 2018 anyway!)

    The Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Mechanism of the Super-Wealthy: Money-Laundering 2.0

    Russia reports virulent H5N2 bird flu at 660,000-bird farm: OIE

    Burning wood for power is 'misguided' say climate experts

    E. Coli Symptoms: 17 Fall Ill As Dangerous Strain Strikes 13 US States

    New "Deep Learning" Hacking Technique Is 99.5% Effective Cracking Into Android Smart Phones

    Dirt Boxes: The Newest Government Tool for Warrantless Privacy Invasion
    Why these cell phone tower-mimicking devices could become a civil liberties nightmare.

    Weiner Laptop Doc: Assange Warrant Issued 2 Weeks After Swedish Election Leaks Warning
    The emergence of this confidential document (found on Anthony Weiner's laptop and sent while his wife, Huma Abedin, was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff), is disturbing - as it potentially implicates the Obama administration in a conspiracy to silence Julian Assange while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State...

    Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments [Farcebook]

    From Snowden To Russia-gate - The CIA And The Media

    An Open letter to the School of Public Health, UQ, re: the looming net energy cliff

    The 7 Most Important Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

    Landslide disasters in Japan highest in 10 years

    UK frackers are running out of time

    Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young

    US Dollar Has Worst Year since 2003, Defying the Fed

    Report: Only One US State Pension has Funded Level Above 50%
    A recent report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), said that, based on its calculations, every US state's pension system has a funded level below 50%, except for that of Wisconsin, which has a funded level of 61.5%.

    And finally...
    Worst headlines bloopers of 2017

  4. Well I don't know what it means to say "Happy New Year" anymore, so I'll just say that here's wishing and hoping that none of you or your loved ones succumb to the JJFH in 2018. If we all make it to Jan. 1, 2019 then that will be something to celebrate. Or just say, "Whew!"

    1. Mike, I truly like you. Thanks for your enlightenment.

  5. Hearin' that Mike!

    Kim Jong-un warns in New Year's speech: 'US mainland in our nuclear strike range, it's reality not a threat'

    Andre Vltchek: New Year's message and warning from a journalist who sees two parallel realities

    Occasionally it is good to realize that there are actually two parallel realities that are constantly competing for the 'hearts and minds' of people living all over the world. There is real life and 'fake life'. There is reality and elaborately manufactured pseudo-reality, which is designed to appear more real than the reality itself. It is like that chemically produced green apple shampoo that smells more authentic than the fruit itself. [more]

    'Happy New Year!' 2018 brings legal recreational marijuana to California

    Crooked big pharma that hooked people on opioids now profits again from addicts' switching to heroin

    we were looking through one of these needle exchange program packages. It has syringes and cotton balls and spoons to reduce the Hep-C and HIV. And sure enough, one of the companies that was selling - their logo was on the inside of the package - was McKesson. So, McKesson profited from the needle exchange program - and this is the same company that was charged with responsibility for controlling the overflow of the opioids into our communities." [more]

    U.S. drug prices defy economics

  6. America in 2017: Almost 100 times more people were killed by police than terrorists

    As of the publishing of this article, the number of people who've been killed by police in 2017 is 1,184. This is nearly 100 times the number of people killed by terrorists inside the United States this year and yet the government and the media at large remain entirely silent on this violent epidemic. [more]

    Rising number of deaths among the homeless perpetuate crisis in Seattle, Washington area

    First baby of 2018 arrives at Queensway Carleton Hospital

    New Jersey 16yo kills parents, sister, family friend just minutes before new year

    Minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve, a 16-year-old boy allegedly used a semi-automatic rifle owned by a family member to shoot and kill his parents, sister and a family friend inside the parents' home in a coastal city in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor said. [more]

    Intel vets tell Trump: Top terror sponsor is not Iran

    A group of U.S. intelligence veterans urges President Trump to stop his administration's false claims about Iran being the leading state sponsor of terrorism when U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia, are clearly much guiltier. [more]

    [more below]

  7. Giant 20 meters high ice wall forms over dozens of kilometers along China-Russia border lake

    While the Niagara Falls are freezing in Northern America, a gigantic 20-meter-high ice wall, extending over several dozens of kilometers, has formed on the verge of Xingkai Lake, a border lake between China and Russia, in Mishan, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. The New Ice Great Wall of China is composed of thousands of ice chunks and rafts of various size that have piled up by the force of wind. [more]

    Terrifying double ‘bombogenesis’ storm forms off US northeast coast! God help us if it shifts west! – 163 million US american in wind chill advisory – huge waves in Cape Verde

    Boy, I tell you whatever is sitting off northeast coast Thursday is going to be one hell of a storm! The looming bombogenesis is actually a double BOMB, as its pressure drops 50 mb per 24 hours. The powerful storm will be known more for its hurricane force winds, huge waves than snow. GOD HELP US IF IT SHIFTS WEST. ECMWF deepens it to 945mb off southern tip of Nova Scotia early Friday morning. 100mph gusts possible. That’s just too insane! [more]

    Extremely rare M4.6 earthquake hits the inactive remnant section of the Mendocino Fracture Zone 650 miles off the US West Coast

    The US west coast is known for its high seismic activity. But today, a very strange shallow quake struck a region, which is normally more than quiet. The tremblor hit at a depth of 10km just above the seismic inactive section of Mendocino Fracture Zone, some 650 miles from the US coast. BUT THE MENDOCINO FRACTURE ZONE RUNS WESTWARD FROM A TRIPLE JUNCTION WITH THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT AND THE CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE. [more]

    Night sky guide for January 2018 - Supermoon, Quadrantids, Blue Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse

    2000 to 2018 recorded a staggering 2,697 more major quakes than in the same period 1900 to 1919 but 2017 records the lowest amount this century

  8. Happy New year Tom, this one's for you.

    1. Oh man, one more my friend.

    2. Oh one more...
      Peace, love, & all that jazz

  9. Thanks Fran! The 1st dog in the first Appalachian video looks like my Weimaraner (though he's a little bigger - mine is a lovable runt) - same color though. I hear the messages of all 3.

    The first two were new to me, very enjoyable. The last one - I love traditional Hawaiian music, and this one had a GREAT message.

    Thanks for sharing those!