Sunday, December 31, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-31

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

2017-12-31 - Fireworks barge ignites and explodes in coastal Tarregal (Australia), 2 lightly injured:

Quote: "A fireworks display has gone awry on the New South Wales Central Coast, with a barge catching fire and a beach evacuated. The 9pm fireworks in Terrigal took a turn for the worst when the barge full of fireworks exploded. Witnesses said thousands were evacuated when the fire broke out."

Note: Ending the year with a bang! This is the 1103rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-31 - Waterfront carpark hit by fire, 1400+ cars (!) destroyed, in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

Quote: "A fire has destroyed all the vehicles in a 1,600-capacity multi-storey car park in Liverpool, police have said."

Quote: "At least 1,400 vehicles have been destroyed and around 80 horses evacuated after a fire at a car park next to the Liverpool Echo Arena."

Quote: "Police said all vehicles in the 1,600-capacity car park are destroyed and it appeared to be almost full."

Quote: "If your car is parked in the Liverpool Waterfront car park please don’t come to Exhibition Centre Liverpool or on site to report it."

Note: There've been at least a couple of fires where more cars went up in flames, but they were junk cars burning at salvage yards. Well, there was the massive explosion and fire that destroyed more than 6000 vehicles in coastal Tianjin (China), but aside from that, this is by far the biggest non-junk car fire so far...

2017-12-31 - John Deere dealership destroyed by fire in Elgin (North Dakota):

2017-12-31 - Landfill fire breaks out at 3 AM on the outskirts of Tucson (Arizona):

2017-12-31 - Transformer bursts into flame at 2:30 AM, ignites apartment building, in Yeadon (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-31 - Huge New Year tree destroyed by massive fire in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia):

2017-12-31 - Methane leaking from the ground near home and nobody can do anything about it, in Ponca City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "An explosive gas surrounds an Oklahoma home and no one can figure out where it came from or how to stop it. In the meantime, thousands of dollars in state resources were spent over the past five years only to find there is no answer which is leaving a family living in fear."

2017-12-31 - Woman, 32, has seizure in swimming pool at water park in coastal Oxenford (Australia):

Quote: "Earlier this morning, a 32-year-old woman was pulled from a pool area at Wet’n’wild Water World in another near-drowning accident. An ambulance spokeswoman said the woman appeared to have a medical episode, believed to be a seizure, while swimming and was treated by paramedics on scene."

2017-12-31 - Home explodes in Omaha (Nebraska), 3 injured:

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in coastal Looe, Cornwall (Britain), 1 feared dead:

Note: These are the 365th and 366th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-12-31 - Three passenger buses go up in flames while parked in Jaipur (India):

2017-12-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road on the island of Mallorca (Spain):

Quote: "ANOTHER bus has caught fire while driving in Mallorca. It is the tenth bus to have caught fire on the island in just two years."

Note: These are the 871st, 872nd, 873rd and 874th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-12-31 - Tanker truck, garage and shed destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM in Lynn Center (Illinois):

Quote: "According to the Orion Fire Department, fire crew put out the fire around 9 am. The propane truck, a garage, and a shed are a total loss from the fire. There were no injuries."

2017-12-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 7 AM on the Capital Beltway near coastal Washington DC:

2017-12-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Hampton Inn in Caddo Valley (Arkansas):

Quote: "Report of an 18 wheeler on fire at the Hampton Inn in Caddo Valley. Arkadelphia FD and CVFD are responding."

Note: These are the 2269th, 2270th and 2271st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-31 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame on I-95 in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-12-31 - SUV bursts into flame on street in North Massapequa (New York):

2017-12-31 - SUV bursts into flame on road near Kajiado Town (Kenya), 2 injured:

2017-12-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Mountain Home (Arkansas):

2017-12-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-78 in Union (New Jersey):

2017-12-31 - Car bursts into flame on Five Mile Road in Allegany (New York):

2017-12-31 - Car bursts into flame in riverbed in Temuka (New Zealand), near the coast, 1 injured:

2017-12-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M18 near coastal Goole (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M18. Sun 31 Dec 2017 13:09 (No:27969) Car fire. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reels in use."

2017-12-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Batcombe, Shepton Mallet (Britain):

2017-12-31 - SUV, ATV and garage destroyed by fire at 4:47 AM at home in Vergas (Minnesota):

Quote: "By the time the fire was extinguished, the garage was considered to be a total loss. It contained an SUV, ATV, power tools and other items."

2017-12-31 - Vehicle and pump house go up in flames in Rocky Point (North Carolina):

2017-12-31 - Cars and outbuildings go up in flames at 7:29 AM on Lower Road in Hockley (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a fire involving a number of outbuildings, which contained a number of cars and cylinders early this morning."

2017-12-31 - Cars and auto shop go up in flames in Preston (Britain):

2017-12-31 - Many vehicles and auto shop go up in flames in Odisha (India):

Quote: "A major fire broke out inside an automobile garage at Muniguda Road, Bisamkatak gutting many vehicles. According to sources, the fire broke out at Taj Auto Works in afternoon today. Sources, reported that the fire also damaged a police vehicle which was parked inside."

2017-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Monticello (Minnesota), 5+ horses killed:

2017-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Belchertown (Massachusetts), some chickens and ducks killed:

2017-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire at business in Mondovi (Wisconsin):

2017-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire on Schoenchen Road in Pfeifer (Kansas):

2017-12-31 - Brush fire breaks out near Murrieta (California):

2017-12-31 - Storage facility damaged by fire at 5:33 AM in North Hollywood (California):

2017-12-31 - Furniture and antique business destroyed by fire in Arlington Township (Michigan):

2017-12-31 - Tent factory devastated by massive fire in coastal Surat (India):

2017-12-31 - Home damaged by fire at 2 AM in Pequot Lakes (Minnesota):

2017-12-31 - Home damaged by fire just after midnight in Henrico County (Virginia):

2017-12-31 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2017-12-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2017-12-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Citrus Heights (California), 1 injured:

2017-12-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 7:41 AM in Rochester (New York), nobody there:

2017-12-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Napili (Hawaii), 1 injured:

2017-12-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East Broad Street in Millville (New Jersey), 2 injured:

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire in Pocono Lake (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire in Conway (New Hampshire):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire 890 feet from the Mendenhall River in Juneau (Alaska):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM near Brodhead (Kentucky):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire in Franklin (Massachusetts):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire on South Purpera Avenue in Gonzales (Louisiana):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Henderson (Kentucky), 2 dogs killed:

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire on Amanda Drive in Ashland (Missouri):

2017-12-31 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Port Neches (Texas):

2017-12-31 - In separate incidents, two homes go up in flames 3 blocks apart, at 12:36 AM and 12:49 AM, in Muskegon (Michigan):

2017-12-31 - In separate incidents, two homes go up in flames, one at 5 AM and one on Weathers Creek Road, in Iredell County (North Carolina):

2017-12-31 - Duplex destroyed by fire in Austin (Texas):

2017-12-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 7 AM in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-12-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Houston (Texas):

2017-12-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:13 AM in Summit (New Jersey), 2 injured:

2017-12-31 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Ile Des Chenes, Manitoba (Canada), 1 killed:

2017-12-31 - Deadly fire destroys home at 11:35 PM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2017-12-31 - Deadly fire burns home in Danville (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-12-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:15 PM in Waterloo (Iowa), 1 killed:

2017-12-31 - Vacant home burns on Riverside Drive in Columbus (Georgia), 370 feet from the Chattahoochee River:

2017-12-31 - Humpback whale found dead off the coast of Hawaii:

2017-12-31 - Shrimp dying off the coast of Maine, no shrimp harvest in 2018 for fifth straight year:

Quote: "So far, according to scientists who survey the Gulf of Maine annually, it hasn’t. Their most recent data show Northern shrimp numbers at a historic low for the 34 years in which they have been counting the crustacean, Pandalus borealis. Egg production is down. Survival rates for larvae are poor. Last month, regulators voted to keep the fishery closed again through 2018, the fifth consecutive year without a shrimp harvest."

2017-12-31 - Hundreds of pigeons drop dead near Santa Cruz (Bolivia):

2017-12-31 - Thousands of fish found dead in reservoir in Escaba (Argentina):

2017-12-31 - Man, 58, found dead in Lake Lanier in Hall County (Georgia):

2017-12-31 - Man, 56 or 57, goes duck hunting, next seen dead in Caddo Lake in Caddo Parish (Louisiana):

2017-12-31 - Man, 51, drops dead at train station on West Lake Street in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-12-31 - Woman, 39, found dead in parking lot in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-12-31 - Man found dead near McCormack Ridge Road near Lapwai (Idaho):

2017-12-31 - Man, 48, found dead on Zero Street in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2017-12-31 - Man, 52, found dead on porch in Charlestown (West Virginia):

2017-12-31 - Man found dead along road in coastal Coomera (Australia):

2017-12-31 - Man found dead in the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls (Zambia):

2017-12-31 - Woman, 43, falls into the water and dies at marina in coastal Palma on the island of Majorca (Spain):

2017-12-31 - Man, 80, found dead near the River Spey in Grantown-on-Spey (Scotland):

2017-12-31 - Person found dead on Denville Road in Ribbleton (Britain), near the River Ribble:

2017-12-31 - Man found dead in car in the water in canal in Bolton (Britain):

2017-12-31 - Passenger has 'medical event' on passenger plane after departing from coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina):

Quote: "An Air New Zealand plane heading to Auckland was forced to return to Buenos Aires shortly after take off from the Argentinian capital on Sunday after a passenger suffered a medical event."

2017-12-31 - Bus driver slumps over unconscious, coach saves the day, on I-24 in Trigg County (Kentucky):

Quote: "A quick-thinking coach averted what could have been a terrible bus accident for the University of Dubuque women's basketball team. The Division III team from Iowa was driving back from a tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday morning. About 90 minutes into the trip, assistant coach Justin Smith was jolted from his seat when the bus hit a guard rail on Interstate 24 in Kentucky. The driver had passed out, with the bus going 70 mph. Smith leapt into action, hitting the brakes and stopping the bus. Apart from the driver, everyone on the bus was OK."

Quote: "The Trigg County Sheriff's Department in Kentucky says the team's bus was traveling on Interstate-24 when the driver had a 'medical emergency.' 'Our bus driver just had a medical issue where he kind of passed out,' Justin Smith, an assistant coach for the basketball team said. 'And we hit a guard rail going about 70 [miles per hour].'"

2017-12-31 - Small plane crashes and burns shortly after takeoff from Punta Islita Airport in coastal Guancaste (Costa Rica), 12 killed:

2017-12-31 - Sea plane crashes into the Hawkesbury River and sinks near coastal Sydney (Australia), 6 killed:

2017-12-31 - Small plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal San Jose (California), landing gear problem:

2017-12-31 - Passenger bus's brakes fail, bus hits truck head-on, near Nairobi (Kenya), 36 killed, 11 injured:

2017-12-31 - Passenger bus veers off road at 11 PM, plunges into deep wash, near Green River (Utah), 1 killed, 11 injured:

Quote: "Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the crash along Interstate 70 west of the city of Green River. However, a passenger reported a possible medical issue with the driver, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release."

2017-12-31 - SUV crashes off I-290 overpass in Addison (Illinois), 1 injured:

2017-12-31 - Pickup truck veers off road just after 1 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, on LA 103 at Frilot Cove Road in St. Landry Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2017-12-31 - Two cars collide head-on in Louisville (Kentucky), 8 injured:

2017-12-31 - Car veers off road, hits apartment building, bursts into flame, in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 injured:

2017-12-31 - Car crashes off bridge into Bull Creek in Austin (Texas):

2017-12-31 - Car veers off road at 1:20 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Santa Rosa (California), 1 killed:

2017-12-31 - Car veers off road, hits utility pole, in Tolland (Connecticut):

2017-12-31 - Shark attacks and injures woman at Laniakea Beach on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

2017-12-31 - Stingrays injure 73 people in one day in Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "Lifeguards at Huntington Beach in Southern California say they’ve never seen anything like it. A horde of stingrays has taken up residence in the shallow water off the popular beach, injuring a record 73 people Friday with their sharp spines."

2017-12-31 - Power outages hit Greenbrier County and Pocahontas County (West Virginia):

2017-12-31 - Water main breaks, homes flood, in Fox Chase section of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-12-31 - Magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Athens (Greece):,-no-immediate-reports-of-damage

2017-12-31 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Ontario (California):

2017-12-31 - Florida's real estate reckoning could be closer than you think:

2017-12-31 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure 19 people in South Africa:

2017-12-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Cebu (Philippine Islands):

2017-12-31 - Mysterious blue snow falls in St. Petersburg (Russia):

2017-12-31 - Parts of the US experience record cold as parts of Europe record highest warmth in living memory:

2017-12-31 - 2018 to start off with piercing cold temps in central and northeastern US:

2017-12-31 - Waterspout that looks like a 'snow tornado' photographed over Grand Traverse Bay (Michigan):

2017-12-31 - Rising number of deaths among the homeless perpetuate crisis in Seattle (Washington):

2017-12-31 - America in 2017, almost 100 times more people were killed by police than terrorists:

2017-12-31 - State of California takes the lead in UFO sightings with 490 sightings in 2017:


  1. The bus no longer huts the truck! Whew, that was way harder to fix that I expected. Thanks for pointing that out as soon as you did, Tom!

  2. No problem, Jonny - i'm here to help.

    So this is the last report of 2017! i'm sure by later today you'll have the complete yearly pictorial, monthly summary and your specialty segments up. Thanks for another great year, Jonny.
    This work is too important to be hit or miss, sporadic and unorganized. You're consistent, tenacious effort is appreciated, buddy. It can't be easy switching up your entire life to cover what was once a noticed trend. You formulated not one, but TWO earth-changing theories that sure look like they're the real deal after all this time stacking evidence. GREAT WORK!!

    i'll have stats for us a little later (maybe tomorrow, since I may get busy again today) on all the counts we keep here @ JJFH.

    Let's see what's happ'nin'.

    [this is frustrating!]
    Immigration passport system failure at US airports paralyzes travelers nationwide

    [can you imagine just landing after a 14 hr flight from somewhere, washed out, beat up and TIRED beyond belief - and now you gotta stand in line for HOURS to "check your papers!" Just shoot me!]

    Cryptic Assange tweet ignites speculation on his wellbeing and whether a new batch of leaked files will be released

    Proof of New York Times collusion with Hillary Clinton dropped by Wikileaks

    [information-wise, this is the equivalent of that fireworks barge that exploded]

    Storm Eleanor to batter UK coasts with 80mph winds and monster waves

    Storm Eleanor is set to batter the British coastline with 80mph and monster waves starting Tuesday night.

    The fifth named storm of the season will bring a "very windy" spell to the UK from this evening and into Wednesday, forecasters said.

    The Met Office has issued several national severe weather warnings due to the potential for travel disruption. [more]

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018
    James Howard Kunstler's 2018 forecast

    Forecast 2018 — What Could Go Wrong?

    Concluding Thoughts

    2018 will be a tumultuous year of shake-outs and loss. The watchword for the year should be “lean.” Individuals will be shoved into leaner modes of living. Companies will suffer despite the new lower tax. Financial rewards will be lean. Nations will have to seriously start planning to get by on less, to downscale, and jettison programs that don’t jibe with the mandates of reality. 2018 is the year that the world comes un-stuck from the past ten years of pretending that it’s possible to get something for nothing. For 2018, it’s full speed ahead into the long emergency. [more]

    [more below]

  3. Fake news in 201[7]

    Propaganda by omission: 7 news stories conveniently left out of the headlines

    7 huge news stories you probably did not hear about in 2017.

    Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

    [charged with assault for slapping a soldier who hit her 1st]

    Israeli assasination squads given the green light

    US Intelligence Reportedly Gives Israel Green Light To Assassinate Iran's Top General

    Extreme weather for New Zealand

    Severe thunderstorms expected across North Island

    Kim's New Year warning

    Kim Jong-un warns Washington: 'Nuclear button is always on my desk'

    [yeah, but you have to be around your desk all the time, right?]

    [~ 4 min. video report]

    The American counter-coup

    Breaking News! Q Anon & Julian Assange Exposed 7 Mysterious Shipping Containers Tracked By SERT

    [contains these embedded stories]
    Jerome Corsi About QAnon, State Of Emergency, Eric Schmidt And What We Can Expect In January [~ 17 min. video]


    50 doomiest images of 2017

    2017 was a hard year for India – Air pollution and floods claimed many lives; failing public healthcare killed children; ministry predicted water scarcity by mid-century

    What was it like to be India in a warming world in 2017?

    [continued below]

  4. 44 Numbers From 2017 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

    Radio Interview, KPFA Berkeley

    On 21 December 2017 I was interviewed for Your Own Health and Fitness on KPFA in Berkeley, California. The resulting audio will broadcast at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on 2 January 2018. It is archived here.

    Sentient Seas Podcast

    I engaged in conversation with Michael Canning for his Sentient Seas podcast on 28 December 2017. The resulting audio is described and embedded here. If the embedded link fails, copy and paste for access:

    File can be downloaded here:

    Int[r]oducing Star Trek: Tim Bob’s Latest

    [~ 24 min. video]

    It promised to be big and it didn't disappoint: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a hyperactive deadly destructive record-breaking year.

    Gulf of Mexico and Florida under freeze warnings as the Arctic blast hits the deep south bringing record cold temperatures

    The End Of The Speculative Economic Cycle

    Economists' economic predictions ignore markets. While Wall Street's market predictions ignore economics. Which is why none of them see it coming - the trickle down fake wealth effect is the last straw of the 'Conomy. Gamblers bidding up their own assets while pretending to be wealthy...

    Regardless of ideological persuasion, there's such a thing as the speculative cycle. In Elliott Wave parlance, it's Social Mood. In Keynesian terms, it's the "animal spirits". In reality, it's just greed.

    As I've shown recently, the greed cycle is burning out across multiple different asset classes at the same time. Therefore it's not hard to imagine that risk liquidity is receding as maximum risk exposure meets margin calls.  [more]

  5. Nice work on the pictorial (a veritable riot of colors - Arthur C. Clark would be proud of you).

    Stores jammed as California starts recreational pot sales

    From a pot shop in Santa Cruz that hung a banner proclaiming "Prohibition is Over!" to one in San Diego handing out T-shirts showing the first moon landing and declaring a "giant leap for mankind," the Golden State turned a shade greener with its first sales of recreational marijuana. [more]

    [as usual red tape is effing it up]

    Palestinian politicians slam 'US-enabled' Israeli land grab in the West Bank

    Flurry of 7 earthquakes rock Greek-Macedonia border region

    Magnitude 5.9 earthquake south of Fiji

    After the flames subside: Hillsides left barren by California wildfires now at risk from mudslides

    23 injured in Bronx building fire

  6. In the coming days & week, don't be surprised by all the (frigid weather/aged) water main breaks. 2 here today - one in Philly & one in Conshohocken.

    We also had a car dealership in Jenkintown go up in flames.

    A bus with 57 passengers slid down a steep ravine in Pasomayo, Peru too.

    The N. Korea nuclear missile crisis was created by Cheney and his cronies

    Iceland becomes first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women

    Asbestos' deadly come-back: US corporations would rather let workers die on factory floor than pay disability claims

    France on high alert for flu and gastro bug, admissions up 35% at the weekend

    Pentagon actively poisoning millions of Americans and covering it up

    Powerful eruption of Agung volcano in Indonesia sends column of ash 3 km in the air to open 2018