Monday, January 8, 2018

Event Update For 2018-01-07

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

2018-01-07 - Heavy truck bursts into flame and kills man while parked in Lahore (Pakistan):

Quote: "A person was burned to death when a fire engulfed a truck at Lahore’s Guru Mangat road late Sunday night. According to rescue sources, the fire erupted in the truck parked outside an industrial unit and an individual who was sleeping inside the vehicle was burnt alive, according to rescue sources."

2018-01-07 - Twin-engine plane bursts into flame while parked inside hangar at airport in Petaluma (California):

Quote: "The Petaluma Fire Department responded to a small plane on fire Petaluma Municipal Airport on Sunday evening. At about 6:50 p.m., fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming out of an airport hangar. They pried open the hangar and found a twin-engine airplane fully engulfed in flames, fire officials said."

Note: This is the 1st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2018-01-07 - 75 boats and boat storage facility destroyed by fire in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "There were 75 boats inside the storage facility and all were a total loss. The damage has been estimated at $1.5 million."

Quote: "The name of the facility is 'Just Add Water.'"

Note: Just Add Water...QUICK! These are the 19th-93th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2018-01-07 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Saint Peter Port on the island of Guernsey (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Little Rock (Arkansas), blackouts ensue:

2018-01-07 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 2 AM on Parkfield Road in Rugby (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Several high-end limousines and building go up in flames at limo business in McKees Rocks (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Forktree Road in Carrickalinga (Australia), 2800 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "The silver Mercedes was pulled over to the side of Forktree Rd in Carrickalinga, believed to have broken down when the fire started about 1pm on Sunday. The coastal winds fanned the fire, which destroyed the car, spilling molten aluminium down the side of the verge."

2018-01-07 - Man, 60, has 'medical episode' and topples off seawall onto beach in coastal Thornton-Cleveleys (Britain):

Quote: "A spokesman for the police said: 'A man had a medical episode and fell onto the beach from the Promenade.'"

2018-01-07 - The ocean floor is sinking under the water weight from melting glaciers, and it's as bad as it sounds:

2018-01-07 - Lumber mill devastated by massive blaze in Lyndon Station (Wisconsin):

2018-01-07 - Boat bursts into flame on river near coastal Conwy (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Alimos (Greece):

Quote: "A private sailboat caught fire, which was brought under control, on Sunday while anchored in a marina in Alimos, a southern suburb of Athens, the fire department said."

Note: These are the 94th and 95th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-07 - Three school buses destroyed by fire while parked at school in Miyapur (India):

Quote: "In what turned out to be re-run of an incident, three school buses of Janapriya school in Miyapur mysteriously caught fire on Sunday. The buses were parked on the school premises when the incident occurred at 2.30pm."

Note: These are the 6th, 7th and 8th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 15th, 16th and 17th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-01-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Marine Coastal Expressway in coastal Singapore:

Note: This is the 18th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-01-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 11:50 PM while parked at property on Clunes Road in Creswick North (Australia):

2018-01-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on I-240 in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-01-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 72 in New Britain (Connecticut):

2018-01-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A66 in Cumbria (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A17 between Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton (Britain):

Note: These are the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd and 43rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-07 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on road in Ratchaburi Province (Thailand):

2018-01-07 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Riverheights Drive in Brandon (Canada):

2018-01-07 - Two cars destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM while parked at storage facility in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

Quote: "This comes just a day after two other cars caught on fire on N. Nevada Avenue."

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments, fire spreads to building, on Robin Lane in Concord (California):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home, fire scorches home, in El Cajon (California):

Quote: "The blaze started as a car fire but firefighters were able to put out flames before they fully spread to the home. The roof, one wall and a window did receive some damage."

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame on Walpole Road near Williamsburg (Massachusetts):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame on Mawson Drive in Mawson (Australia):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame at gas station along the M8 in North Lanarkshire (Scotland):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame at 12:47 AM on Treeways in Chatteris (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame at 11:25 PM on the A442 in Telford (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame on Harris Place in Exeter (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Car bursts into flame on Danepark Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Danepark Road, Hull. Sun 7 Jan 2018 21:43 (No:00396) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-01-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame just after 2 AM on Lowestoft Road in Hopton area in coastal Great Yarmouth (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Moped bursts into flame on Easton Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Easton Road, Bridlington. Sun 7 Jan 2018 22:46 (No:00400) Moped on fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-01-07 - Car, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Union Grove (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A detached two-car garage and its contents, including a car and a motorcycle, were a total loss after a fire of unknown origin broke out on Sunday."

2018-01-07 - Vehicles, agricultural machinery and barn destroyed by fire at 12:39 AM on Hall Lane in Shenfield (Britain):

Quote: "The barn, which spans an area of 30 metres by 40 metres, contains various agricultural machinery and vehicles."

2018-01-07 - Van, car and storage building go up in flames on King Street in coastal Newton Abbot (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Car and garage go up in flames at home on Apley Drive in Wellington (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Auto and tire shop heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-01-07 - Barn destroyed by fire on Seven Mile Road in Cranston (Rhode Island), several animals killed:

2018-01-07 - Barn heavily damaged by fire near Powdersville (South Carolina):

2018-01-07 - Nursing home under construction destroyed by fire in Fishersville (Virginia):

2018-01-07 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire shortly after 7 AM in Shamong Township (New Jersey):

2018-01-07 - Several business heavily damaged by fire in Lysander (New York):

2018-01-07 - Antique business destroyed by fire at 12:12 AM in Swanzey (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2018-01-07 - Warehouse destroyed by massive fire just before 4 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-01-07 - Restaurant destroyed by huge fire in Cynthiana (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-01-07 - Garage heavily damaged by fire at home in Hanover Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-07 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 6:24 AM on Sipes Mill Road near Needmore (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-07 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Bells Ferry Road in Acworth (Georgia), 1 injured:

2018-01-07 - Mobile home destroyed by fire, two mobile homes damaged, in coastal Portsmouth (Rhode Island):

2018-01-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Deep River (Connecticut):

2018-01-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:45 AM near Woodburn (Indiana):

2018-01-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Gadsden Street in coastal Pensacola (Florida), 4 animals killed, nobody there:

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Pedtricktown (New Jersey):

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire on South Lyons Avenue in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Seymour (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Lowell Road in Westmoreland (New York):

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in Paterson (New Jersey):

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM on Lake Lenape (New Jersey), nobody there:

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire on Park Avenue in Asheville (North Carolina):

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Fryeburg (Maine), near the Saco River:

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire just after 6 AM on White Rabbit Road in Pennfield (Michigan):

2018-01-07 - Home destroyed by fire near Lake Murray in Chapin (South Carolina):

2018-01-07 - Several homes under construction destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in coastal Hythe (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by huge fire in Orange Park (Florida), near the coast:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home near coastal Ormond Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Moncks Corner (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 2:46 AM on Fourth Avenue in Tuscumbia (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 1 AM on Lick Hill Road in Green Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:51 AM on Grandmas Hill Road in Amherst (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "One firefighter was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening medical issues."

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns home on Green Ridge Road in Garfield (Arkansas), 2 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns home on Herbert Street in Cedartown (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns home near Tecumseh (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Quote: "The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the destruction, near Tecumseh. James believes it could have started with a medical issue in the kitchen. 'From what I've been told,' James said, 'she possibly had a heart attack while she was cooking. The food caught on fire and that's what caused the fire.'"

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys home and car(s) in Monroe County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:22 AM in Monroe County (Georgia):

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:17 AM near Goshen (Indiana), 2 killed:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Tampa (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire destroys home shortly after midnight in coastal Pubnico Head, near Yarmouth (Canada), 4 killed, 1 injured:

Note: A fishing ship was just destroyed while docked in Yarmouth too, mentioned in the 2017-01-04 update...

2018-01-07 - Deadly fire burns multi-family home near the Raritan River in Bound Brook (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2018-01-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 2 AM, fire spreads and destroys church too, in Tarrant (Alabama):

2018-01-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 10:45 PM in Methuen (Massachusetts):

2018-01-07 - Vacant railroad office building burns on South Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2018-01-07 - Vacant mill burns on Valley Road in Bradford (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Fin whale washes up dead at beach in Alexandria (Egypt):

2018-01-07 - Dog found dead near canal in Barrow upon Trent (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Three men, 36, 45 and 48, die in sewage tank at apartments in Somasundarapalya (India):

2018-01-07 - Four girls, 12, 12, 11 and 7, found dead in pond in Sakwaya (Nigeria):

2018-01-07 - Man and woman, 19 and 18, found dead in the Chenab River near Gursun (India):

2018-01-07 - Infant has 'medical emergency' and dies in Brattleboro (Vermont):

2018-01-07 - Person found dead near boat ramp in coastal Navarre Beach (Florida):

2018-01-07 - Man, 37, found dead in yard near home in Austin (Indiana):

2018-01-07 - Person found dead near the Menomonee River Parkway in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-01-07 - Man, 19, found dead near snowmobile trail near Barlow Lake Road in the Town of Niagara (Wisconsin):

2018-01-07 - Woman, 64, has 'medical condition' and dies while driving, car crashes, in Fond du Lac County (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The Fond du Lac County medical examiner has ruled the death of a woman who was pinned in her vehicle on Fond du Lac County K to be due to a medical condition."

2018-01-07 - Man found dead near I-5 in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2018-01-07 - Woman found dead along Canyon Road in the Yakima River Canyon near Ellensburg (Washington):

2018-01-07 - Man found dead wearing just underwear near Springwells Street in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-01-07 - Man, 67, found dead in ditch with bicycle in Comox Valley (Canada):

2018-01-07 - Man, 76, found dead in the Clarence River near Grafton (Australia):

2018-01-07 - Man, 66, falls off hotel and dies in coastal Singapore, possible toppler:

2018-01-07 - Man, 45, dies in the water at coastal Tanjung Aru Beach (Malaysia):

2018-01-07 - Man, 26, falls into pool and dies at waterfall in Sungai Kedondong (Malaysia):

2018-01-07 - Woman, 18, found dead in the water at quarry in Jagadgirigutta (India):

2018-01-07 - Man, 42, found dead in the River Clyde in coastal Erskine (Scotland):

2018-01-07 - Girl, 15, drops dead at home on Thornleigh Road in Kendal (Britain), 1100 feet from the River Kent:

2018-01-07 - Man, 28, found dead at home on Darby Way in Bishops Lydeard (Britain):

2018-01-07 - Man, 58, has 'medical episode' just after midnight, minivan crashes into rec center, in coastal Corpses, Corpus Christi (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police believe the man experienced a 'medical episode' while he was at the wheel."

2018-01-07 - Man, 48, has 'medical emergency', pickup crashes onto lake, in Grantsburg (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

Quote: "Autopsy results are pending at this time; initial investigation indicates that Coy may have suffered a medical emergency while driving which caused him to leave the roadway."

Quote: "On Sunday, Jan. 7, at 1:07 p.m., the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single-vehicle crash on North Oak Street at the Memory Lake bridge in the Village of Grantsburg. Upon arrival, emergency responders located a Toyota pickup truck that had left the roadway and came to rest on the frozen lake. The driver and lone occupant, Steven Coy, 48, of Grantsburg was transported to Burnett Medical Center where he was pronounced dead."

2018-01-07 - Man, 61, has 'medical issue', car hits parked car, in Orlando (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he later died, troopers said. Investigators did not say whether the man died as a result of the medical issue or the crash."

2018-01-07 - Woman, 32, has 'medical episode', car veers off road, hits tree, in Helena (Montana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Police said the woman suffered a medical episode while she was driving and the car hit a tree before stopping in the Capital City Health Club parking lot."

2018-01-07 - Small plane crash-lands in field near airport in Lafayette Township (New Jersey):

2018-01-07 - Party bus, tractor trailer and vehicle crash after 2 AM on I-10 near Port Allen (Louisiana), 20 injured:

2018-01-07 - Passenger bus and heavy truck collide head-on in Gopalganj (Bangladesh), 2 killed, 10 injured:

2018-01-07 - Passenger bus overturns on highway in Hubei Province (China), 3 killed, 36 injured:

2018-01-07 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:25 AM, bursts into flame, on I-75 near Ocala (Florida):

2018-01-07 - Four cars crash on street in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-01-07 - Two cars collide head-on at 12:30 AM, both burst into flame, near Woodland (California), 6 killed:

2018-01-07 - Car crashes on Route 15 in Wallingford (Connecticut), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver experiencing some kind of medical problem may have lead to a one-car crash on Route 15 north Sunday morning."

2018-01-07 - Car veers off road at 4:10 AM, hits tree, in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand), 1 injured:

2018-01-07 - Car crashes in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "It remains unclear as to whether or not a medical episode is behind the cause of the crash."

2018-01-07 - Family dog attacks and injures 1-year-old girl, face attack, father stabs dog to death, in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Police said the family had the dog for five years and it had no known history of aggression."

2018-01-07 - Two pit bulls attack and injure man in Rolando area in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-01-07 - Water main breaks, floods baggage area at coastal JFK International Airport (New York):

2018-01-07 - Multiple water mains break in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-07 - Water main breaks in Inman Mills (South Carolina):

2018-01-07 - Crewmember has heart attack on ship near coastal Gibraltar (Britain):

Quote: "One crew member of the 'Nord Snow Queen' was medevaced 25 miles NE of Gibraltar by Salvamento MarĂ­timo after suffering a heart attack on Jan 7, 2018."

2018-01-07 - Man strokes out on cruise ship near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "A man believed to have suffered a stroke was airlifted from a cruise ship off the Isle of Wight last night (Sunday)."

2018-01-07 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Tuggeranong (Australia):

2018-01-07 - Is Arctic warming influencing the UK’s extreme weather?

2018-01-07 - Heatwave broils Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Sydney has sweated through its hottest day in almost 80 years with the beaches offering little reprieve from scorching temperatures, blackouts and train delays. The sweltering Harbour City's power and public transport infrastructure went into meltdown yesterday as a result of a record-breaking heatwave in which emergency services were also stretched to the limit with a number of critical incidents across NSW beaches packed with crowds trying to beat the heat. Temperature records tumbled when the Western Sydney suburb of Penrith hit 47.3C at 3.25pm, edging past its previous record of 47C on February 11 last year."

2018-01-07 - April 29, 2018 is the day Cape Town in South Africa becomes the first major city in the world to run out of drinking water:

2018-01-07 - Floods seen as warning of Boston’s future:

2018-01-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sarawak (Malaysia):

2018-01-07 - Tornado rips through 2 towns in the French Pyrenees:

2018-01-07 - Two waves of snow kill 11 people in China:

2018-01-07 - Cold wave kills 70 people in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2018-01-07 - Cold wave kills 11 people in Nepal:

2018-01-07 - Heavy snow hits Spain and Italy:

2018-01-07 - Snowfall hits the Sahara Desert for the second winter in a row:

2018-01-07 - Heroic tales of bravery from the winter storm in the US to warm your heart:

2018-01-07 - Woman killed by flesh-eating bacteria after eating oysters in Westwego (Louisiana):

2018-01-07 - Quantum computers pose imminent threat to Bitcoin security:

2018-01-07 - Humpback whale saves marine biologist woman from shark near the Cook Islands:


  1. Hard to tell for sure if this incident was JJFH related or not, but during last night's college championship game a player on the Alabama sideline collapsed and had to be carried off in a stretcher. I was watching and I immediately thought, "Could this be.....?" This player, a defensive back, is a freshman who had not played one down when he collapsed at the end of the third quarter. They're calling it a "non-athletic medical issue". He was alert and awake as he rolled off in the stretcher though. What do you think Jonny?

  2. Yeah, I saw that, and yeah, young healthy people collapsing or dropping dead, I am suspicious. Had he smelled anything flowery in the last week, even for one breath? Been near any low-lying areas? Touched anything outdoors and then rubbed his eyes or ate food? Doused his head in water, like in a shower? So many possibilities now.

  3. Mornin' Jonny, Mike, Fran, Tom N. & all other readers of JJFH.

    December global surface temperature unchanged; 2017 was second warmest year.

    As influx of Puerto Ricans continues, Koch-backed group starts seeking them out in Florida

    The Libre Institute, an offshoot of the Libre Initiative, a group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, is launching new outreach programs this week in the Orlando area designed to provide English-language courses and civics lessons to thousands of Puerto Ricans living at least temporarily in Central Florida as the island continues rebuilding after deadly hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall.

    Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens who can participate in presidential primaries but cannot cast a vote for president — unless they move to the mainland and register to vote. With hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans leaving the island, they are poised to transform several communities in Florida and bolster fledgling island communities in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas while adding to their already large numbers in New Jersey, New York and parts of New England. The ongoing churn has the potential to transform the political dynamic ahead of November’s midterms, especially in down-ballot races, in which even a few hundred new voters could make a difference. [more]

    [getting them to effectively vote against their best interests]

    [more below]

  4. Evacuations ordered below Santa Barbara burn zones as area braces for rainstorm

    [A]head of a strong winter storm that could trigger flash flooding and mudslides, authorities have ordered evacuations of Santa Barbara County neighborhoods that sit below areas recently burned by wildfires.

    Almost 4 inches of rain is expected in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties — where the massive Thomas fire has scorched more than 281,000 acres — from Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Authorities warned of the potential for heavy rain, strong winds and “extremely dangerous” flash flooding and debris flows. [more]

    Natural disasters on the rise says scientist, unprecedented cold, wildfires and hurricanes signify 'profound changes'

    Eventually, Dr Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, says the rate of change to the climate will overcome humanity's ability to adapt, which would prove devastating.

    In the next eight years, he adds, it is likely that the globe will be hotter than at any point in the last two billion years.

    [note SOTT disagrees and states we're entering an Ice Age, confuses Arctic Sea Ice EXTENT for VOLUME or thickness - much more important]

    PIOMAS January 2018

    Volume increases for December in the last 10 years aren't all that far apart, ranging from 3500 to 4000 km3 (rounded off). This year was on the lower side of that range, with 3547 km3. Only 2010 and 2014 were lower than that, just barely. This means that 2017 ends the year in third spot. [more; Neven is an expert]

    Nearly 5,000 lightning strikes in 3 hours leaves thousands without power in Sydney, Australia

    After temperatures approaching 50 deg C, 122 deg F melted roads and killed thousands of flying fox bats the weather in Sydney has gone from one extreme to the other. [more]

    Earthquakes in strange places: An "induced" quake (fracking) hits Holland with a magnitude 3.4 the biggest since 2012

    Since the 1960s, the Netherlands has been extracting natural gas from the soil in the north of the country.
    Gas extraction is responsible for virtually all earthquakes in that region, according to KNMI. [more; don't stop though . ..]

  5. Thanks for the link, Mike - I missed the game (asleep by 9).

    I recently posted a story along the same lines, only at a swim meet. A "breathing issue" was mentioned - a noticeably vague term like "medical incident" that give one no additional information.

    It's only a matter of time before we witness a real collapse death on national t.v., because this "breathing issue" could have been due to a subtle lack of oxygen (ie. more of "other gases") in a single breath taken by someone involved in a sporting event, like it is all over the world for other people doing most anything.

    In fact, if JJFH is any indication, it'll probably happen at one of the big car races - the Indy 500 or whatever - since driving is problematic when one passes out. People will notice that.

    Hero whale saves snorkeler from tiger shark in the Pacific Ocean

    Stunning images show the moment that a 50,000-pound humpback whale pushed a snorkeler through the water to protect her from a nearby shark.

    The pictures of Nan Hauser, 63, show how the massive sea creature pushed the whale biologist with his head and his mouth, then tucked her under its pectoral fin and even lifted her out of the water on one occasion.

    However, lurking near the mammal and Hauser was a 15-foot tiger shark, as well as another whale that was moving its tail to ward off the shark. [more; video]

    Storm triggers flooding, mud flows and freeway closures throughout Thomas fire burn area

    U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

    U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.
    As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put fertilizer on fields, the runoff has made U.S. waterways saltier and more alkaline, according to the study, which examined decades of data recorded from 232 U.S. Geological Survey monitoring sites.
    Salt can also be released by floods that reach sewage systems and spill the contamination into waterways, as well as from brines at hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - operations and oil and gas sites. [more; that illustrates the zen of water]

    Houston police: Medication caused confusion for journalist

    A sports journalist who was found after she went missing over the weekend told police officers that she had a severe reaction to medication that led her to become confused and disoriented, police said Monday.

    The disappearance of Courtney Roland, 29, caused alarm after she sent nonsensical texts to her mother and her roommate called police Sunday saying Roland had expressed concern that a suspicious man was following her.

    Roland suffered memory loss as a result of her reaction to the medication and she was continuing to be evaluated at a hospital, police said at a news conference.

    She wasn't aware that she had been reported as missing and her state of confusion caused her to lose track of time, police said.[more]

    [so wait, she never took the "medication" before this? what medication has "disorientation/confusion" as a side-effect?]

    Scientists alarmed by outbreak of starfish eating Great Barrier Reef

    [~ 1 min. video; big lie contained in it - the reef is certainly NOT "recovering"]

  6. A poignant moment the other day, as I was walking along through the shopping center, when I came across a dead flying fox on the footpath. An elderly gentleman was standing staring, transfixed at the sight of the poor creature. It looked like a fine specimen - other than the fact that it was dead! Heaps just dropped dead out of the trees, due to the heat, as you all probably read here or somewhere else. I have been used to seeing them flying around since I was a little kid but have never seen a dead one on an urban street.
    Imagine getting stuck in an undergound railway station for hours, with the system having ground to a halt due to the heat, without air-conditioning, as happened to thousands of commuters here in Sydney in the last few days. I know those stations well and they are often uncomfortably warm even on an average day with everything working.
    I did pick up on the shrimp-on-the-barbie line Jonny -that was funny as well. Jimmy Carrie did a good one of those. Funny thing is though we call them prawns.
    Cheers Everyone.
    All The Best,
    Tom N.