Saturday, January 20, 2018

Event Update For 2018-01-19

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

2018-01-19 - Passenger plane hit by 'bad smell', 15 people sickened, plane returns to coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):

Quote: "United Airlines flight UA71, which was en route from Amsterdam to New York, had to return to Schiphol airport two hours after departure and turned back over Iceland. Some fifteen occupants of the plane, both crew members and passengers, had become sick for a so far unknown reason. An eyewitness stated: 'The purser said there were problems with flight attendants and a pilot who had become unwell.' 'A number of travelers were also affected by complaints, we heard.' It would appear a great number of passengers had complained about a 'bad smell' on the plane."

2018-01-19 - Polluted Bellandur Lake erupts in flame again in Bangalore (India):

Quote: "Thousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore."

Note: Just imagine if the Great Pacific Garbage Patch off the coast of California goes up in flames like this lake, which is entirely possible at some point. Everyone on the West Coast of the US - and maybe Canada and Mexico too - could experience some serious staying-alive problems from the toxic smoke...

2018-01-19 - Burning hole in the ground found along highway near TorreĆ³n (Mexico):

Quote: "People believe it represents the impact site of a meteorite. However, no pieces have been found yet."

Note: It doesn't look like an impact crater - those have raised edges around the circumference from the earth that was displaced and blown out of the ground by the impact. That looks like the ground ignited from underground and as it burned, the ground subsided. An underground fire burned and a hole opened and swallowed a boy last year in Jharkand (India). Then his dad jumped into the fire after him and neither were ever seen again. That fire was from coal that had ignited and was burning underground. Maybe India's not the only place in the world with coal in the ground. The event where the boy and his father died when a burning hole opened in the ground occurred in May 2017, mentioned in the 2017-05-25 update...

2018-01-19 - Historic Naval Institute building devastated by huge fire in coastal St. Petersburg (Russia):

Quote: "A fire has engulfed the historic Naval Institute building in St. Petersburg as over 100 firefighters and more than 20 fire trucks rushed to battle the blaze."

Note: Very similar to the Maritime Museum that just went up in flames in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia), mentioned in the 2018-01-16 update...

2018-01-19 - Six dump trucks and public works facility destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM near Kentucky Lake in Marshall County (Kentucky), nobody there:

Quote: "Greer said of the county’s seven dump trucks, six were parked inside the building, each equipped with salt spreaders, a water jetter and tailgates for all of the department’s pickup trucks. In addition, numerous department tools and all of the road deparment bridge plans and records were kept in the building."

2018-01-19 - At least a dozen cars and auto shop destroyed by huge fire shortly after 5 AM in Evanston (Ohio):

Quote: "A two-alarm fire has caused a 'catastrophic collapse' of the roof at Camp's Collision Center at 1930 Dana Ave. in Evanson, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tom Lakamp. Lakamp said about 70 firefighters arrived shortly after 5 a.m. Friday to fight the flames at the body shop, which is filled with cars."

2018-01-19 - Car sales business destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Windsor (Australia), 1 mile from the Brisbane River:

2018-01-19 - Vehicles and depot go up in flames in coastal Levin (New Zealand):

Quote: "A fire at a Horizons Regional Council depot has caused considerable damage to property, equipment and vehicles."

2018-01-19 - Pickup truck and car go up in flames while parked at home, fire scorches home, in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Battalion Chief Glenn Quick said the fire started around 5:30 p.m. at a home on Ivy Street. He said two cars in the driveway were on fire when crews arrived on scene. The fire eventually spread to a garage and the side of the home."

2018-01-19 - Car fires increased 25 percent between 2016 and 2017 in coastal Brunei:

2018-01-19 - Sawmill heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2018-01-19 - Explosion and fire destroys home on Iron Stone Road in Bethlehem Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "An explosion and fire Friday night in a Bethlehem Township neighborhood appear to have killed an elderly homeowner, according to two of his neighbors."

Note: This is the 23rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-01-19 - Trucking company warehouse destroyed by massive fire before 6 AM in Sumter (South Carolina):

Quote: "Dozens of firefighters still remain at the scene of a massive fire at a warehouse in Sumter. Firefighters responded to that fire at the Hodge Trucking Company warehouse on Hauser Street early Friday morning and found the building fully engulfed in flames."

Quote: "Perhaps most curious about the fire is that it was so massive, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina, it could be seen from weather radar."

2018-01-19 - Utility pole bursts into flame on Crane Avenue in Pittsfield (Massachusetts), blackouts ensue:,529963

2018-01-19 - Tugboat 'William E Strait' explodes and burns on the Tennessee River outside Calvert City (Kentucky), 3 killed, several injured:

Note: This is the 126th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-19 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street at Clemson University in Clemson (South Carolina):

Note: This is the 50th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-01-19 - Three tractor trailers go up in flames while parked on North Portland Road in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "Crews from Portland Fire and Rescue are responding to an incident involving three semi-trucks Friday afternoon. The fire is at 10145 N Portland Rd., and PF&R crews have requested additional resources to combat the blaze."

2018-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked near highway near Prosser (Washington):

2018-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:30 AM on Highway 121 in Grapevine (Texas):

2018-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-465 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-01-19 - Two tractors, pickup truck, car and barn destroyed by massive fire in Millington (Michigan):

Quote: "TV5 crews at the scene spoke to the homeowners, who said a couple tractors, a car and a pick-up truck, along with some hay were stored in the barn."

Note: These are the 132nd-139th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-19 - Utility truck bursts into flame on Hartsville Pike in Lebanon (Tennessee):

2018-01-19 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on Gilbey Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Gilbey Road, Grimsby. Fri 19 Jan 2018 09:16 (No:01095) Flatbed lorry with tarmac alight. 2 hose reel jets and short extension ladder in use."

2018-01-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked at school in New Philadelphia (Ohio):

Quote: "Class is back in session for West Elementary School students after an evacuation for a fire in a school owned motorhome."

2018-01-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked at Home Depot in Canyon Country (California):

2018-01-19 - RV bursts into flame on I-17 in Flagstaff (Arizona):

Quote: "Rv fire in flagstaff at approx 1:20pm today 1/19/2018"

Note: These are the 35th, 36th and 37th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-19 - Campervan bursts into flame while parked at property on Fishers Field in Buckingham (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 19 January, 5.29pm Campervan on fire, causing heat damage to fascia of double garage and conservatory, Fishers Field, Buckingham. One appliance and crew from Buckingham and one from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used a main jet, one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit and removed and isolated an LPG cylinder."

2018-01-19 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2018-01-19 - Van explodes into flame at home in Bagli (India), 1 injured:

2018-01-19 - Van bursts into flame near the University of the West Indies on the island of Barbados:

2018-01-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near business on Eraste Landry Road in Lafayette (Louisiana):

2018-01-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Shorter Avenue in Rome (Georgia):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Richland Mall in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Rockledge (Florida):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on Delaware Highway 1 near Smyrna (Delaware):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on State Street in Meriden (Connecticut):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame at 11:20 PM on Highway 1 near Cordova (North Carolina):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on highway near Mabopane (South Africa):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on Marine Drive in coastal Paignton (Britain), 500 feet from the ocean:

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on the B3180 in Ottery St Mary (Britain):

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A380 near Telegraph Hill (Britain), some separate crashes too:

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on Grafton Gate in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 19 January, 8.32am Car fire, Grafton Gate, Central Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on Hull Road in Anlaby (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:

Quote: "Hull Road, Anlaby. Fri 19 Jan 2018 20:35 (No:01129) Small fire in car. One hose reel, Thermal Image Camera and hand tools in use to disconnect battery."

2018-01-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-459 in Bessemer (Alabama), then two big rigs crash, 1 killed:

Quote: "Bessemer police Lt. Christian Clemons it appears traffic was slowing down from an earlier vehicle fire when one 18-wheeler began to brake or stop because of that. The driver of a second tractor-trailer apparently didn't notice that was happening and crashed into the back of the first 18-wheeler."

2018-01-19 - Barn destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in coastal South Surrey (Canada):

2018-01-19 - Two wildfires rage out of control near coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "An emergency warning is in place as two out-of-control fires burn in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, sending thick plumes of smoke across the city."

2018-01-19 - Trash compactor bursts into flame at business in Stevens Point (Wisconsin):

2018-01-19 - Cotton burr pile goes up in flames at Lakeview Gin in Tulia (Texas):

2018-01-19 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire on Highway 53 in Madison County (Alabama):

2018-01-19 - Historic commercial building destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Batesville (Arkansas):

2018-01-19 - Mosque and 30 shops destroyed by fire at 2:34 AM in Kinabatangan (Malaysia), near the coast:

2018-01-19 - Rubber factory heavily damaged by fire in Kolkata (India):

2018-01-19 - High-rise building damaged by fire in coastal Thane (India):

2018-01-19 - Home damaged by fire at 4:23 AM in Waco (Texas):

2018-01-19 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-01-19 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM on Beaumont Drive in Pearl (Mississippi):

2018-01-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire in East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania), several pets killed, nobody there:

2018-01-19 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire in Lenox (Massachusetts), nobody there:,529990

2018-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire in Lebanon (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire in Madison (Tennessee), dog killed:

2018-01-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Richmond (Virginia):

2018-01-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM at Dogwood Creek Apartments in Collierville (Tennessee):

2018-01-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-01-19 - Apartment building devastated by huge blaze at WaterRidge Apartments in Irving (Texas):

2018-01-19 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Residents told firefighters they heard a loud pop at around 2 a.m. and called 911. Fire officials say the fire started in a garage and three units in that building sustained smoke and water damage."

2018-01-19 - Hotel damaged by fire in Palm Springs (California):

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire burns mobile home near Goldsboro (North Carolina), 2 killed:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home in Cleveland (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3:30 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 2 killed:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire destroys home in Pittsfield (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in East Chatham area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Cabrini Green area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Parkersburg (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-01-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on North Duke Street in Hummelstown (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-01-19 - Vacant home burns in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2018-01-19 - Vacant home burns just before 3 AM near Riverdale (California):

2018-01-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Destin (Florida):

2018-01-19 - Vacant studio destroyed by huge fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-01-19 - Two women, 69, twins, found dead in home in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-01-19 - Man and boy, 23 and 16, die in the water in coastal Angulanaon on the island of Sri Lanka:

2018-01-19 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Jurupa Valley (California):

2018-01-19 - Person found dead in the water near coastal Lauderdale by The Sea (Florida):

2018-01-19 - Man dies in the water while snorkeling at coastal Kamaole Beach Park (Hawaii):

2018-01-19 - Man, 51, goes hunting, topples off tree stand and dies, in Beulah (Alabama), 1 mile from Lake Harding:

Quote: "A 51-year-old man died late Friday after falling from a tree stand in the Beulah community, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said. Edward Allen Martin Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene in the 600 block of Lee Road 263. It’s unclear whether the death was caused by the fall or a medical event, the coroner said in a release."

2018-01-19 - Woman in her 60s gets in car and slumps over dead in Elmwood Park (Illinois):

Quote: "The woman, who has not been identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office, appeared to have gotten into her car on the driveway on the side of the house and then slumped over, Police Chief Frank Fagiano said."

2018-01-19 - Man found dead in car at salvage yard in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-01-19 - Woman, 20, found dead near Hamilton Branch in Plumas County (California), near Lake Almanor:

2018-01-19 - Man, 61, found dead in Longswamp Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-19 - Man, 55, found dead in motel room in Bullhead City (Arizona):

2018-01-19 - Man found dead near Mebus Road near Tornillo (Texas):

2018-01-19 - Man found dead on beach in coastal Napier (New Zealand):

2018-01-19 - Woman falls off balcony and dies on cruise ship near coastal Freeport (Bahamas):

2018-01-19 - Man, 18, found dead in pond in Habra (India):

2018-01-19 - Man, 29, found dead near Great Ote Hall in Burgess Hill (Britain):

2018-01-19 - Man, 54, found dead near Oswin Avenue in Balby (Britain):

2018-01-19 - Woman found dead at home in Acklam, Middlesbrough (Britain), near the River Tees:

2018-01-19 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on ferry ship near coastal Bainbridge Island (Washington):

Quote: "Travelers on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle ferry route are facing delays Friday afternoon. Washington State Ferries said the delays were prompted by a medical emergency aboard the ferry M/V Puyallup."

2018-01-19 - Trucker, man, 47, has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer hits car, in Macon (Georgia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Traffic investigators believe the tractor trailer driver suffered a medical emergency while driving."

2018-01-19 - Trucker, man, 69, has 'medical episode', tractor trailer crashes into car wash, in Bellmead (Texas):

Quote: "The driver suffered a medical episode before veering off I-35 early Friday morning, police said."

2018-01-19 - Man, 60, has 'medical episode', SUV hits SUV and tree, in coastal Dunedin (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators say Myrick did not show signs of impairment. They believe Myrick suffered a medical episode that caused his erratic driving and both crashes."

2018-01-19 - Man has 'medical episode', loses consciousness, SUV hits homes, pole and fence, in Victoria (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of a 2013 grey Toyota Highlander had a medical episode, which caused the wreck, said Mark Hayden, senior patrol officer for the Victoria Police Department."

2018-01-19 - Driver has 'medical emergency' and goes into cardiac arrest, car crashes into home, in coastal Rowley (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Police Chief Scott A. Dumas said Friday that his department was investigating after a vehicle struck a home just after 2 p.m., when the driver apparently had a medical emergency."

2018-01-19 - Man, 66, has 'medical issue' and falls out of his car at home in Campbellsport (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical issue is believed to be the cause of the fall."

2018-01-19 - Woman has 'medical episode', car veers off road and crashes, in Maiden Gully (Australia):

Quote: "Leading Senior Constable Todd Deary said the woman had a medical episode before the crash, but she was not seriously injured."

2018-01-19 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field near Amity (Indiana), engine failure:

2018-01-19 - Small plane lands at airport, nose gear collapses, in coastal Mackay (Australia):

2018-01-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns into ditch, on Highway 401 near Oxford (Canada), 1 injured:

2018-01-19 - Septic truck blows tire and overturns, on the Florida Turnpike near coastal Stuart (Florida):

2018-01-19 - Tow truck veers off road and hits tree, in Durham (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "Investigators are looking into the possibility that a medical issue may have caused the crash."

2018-01-19 - Two cars crash, both burst into flame, in Wigan (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The two cars collided, and highly unusually, they both burst into flames."

2018-01-19 - Car veers off road, hits bridge, on Lakeshore Drive in Decatur (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-19 - Car veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, in the Town of Beloit (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-01-19 - Car veers off road, hits bridge abutment, bursts into flame, in Allentown (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-01-19 - Woman's dog attacks and injures her at home in Westmoreland (Tennessee):

2018-01-19 - Wall collapses onto driveway near warehouse in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2018-01-19 - Power outage blacks out nearly 10,000 homes in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-01-19 - Man has seizure and injures himself at bus stop, bus driver helps, in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

Quote: "The man is believed to have suffered a seizure and wounded himself on a bus stop as a result."

2018-01-19 - Volcano Agung erupts again on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

Quote: "Head of Information Data Center and Public Relation of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Mount Agung erupted again on Friday (1/19/2018), at 7:20 pm local time. The eruption that occurred was strombolian, characterized by the incandescent lava material which was thrown up from the crater to an altitude of 1,000-1,500 meters."

2018-01-19 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in the Gulf of California near Loreto (Mexico):

2018-01-19 - First tornado in 2018 in the US touches down in Amelia County (Virginia):

2018-01-19 - Rare tornado touches down in Carinthia (Austria):

2018-01-19 - Category 3 Cyclone Berguitta batters the islands of Mauritius and Reunion:

2018-01-19 - High winds and big waves batter the west coast of Vancouver Island (Canada), swells of up to 9.5 metres:

2018-01-19 - Trump administration deserts science advisory boards across agencies:

2018-01-19 - Concern over climate change linked to depression and anxiety:

2018-01-19 - Venezuela's oil production is collapsing:

2018-01-19 - Murders and violent crimes on the rise in Jamaica, state of emergency declared:


  1. Hey Jonny, Mike D., Fran, Tom N. and all readers of JJFH blog.

    Winter isn't staying winter for very long. It's warmed up considerably around here (so the few inches of snow we had is melting off quickly). Supposed to be in the 50s today here, with no return to the bitter cold of a few weeks ago any time soon.

    A mag 6.3 - 76km S of Putre, Chile is the fifth major quake of January and 2018 a G1 Solar Storm expected later today

    Sunday, 21 January 2018
    Arctic sea ice extent

    This leaves sea ice THICKNESS out of the equation. I don’t think there has much of a refreeze in the winter.

    #Arctic sea ice extent has been at or near a record low (satellite era) so far for all of January - especially low in the Bering and Barents Seas [more]

    The iranian tanker sunk in East China Sea

    Massive Oil Spill in East China Sea Is the Size of Paris

    In one of the worst oil shipping disasters in decades, a tanker carrying $60 million of Iranian oil collided with a Chinese cargo ship. We speak with marine biologist David Santillo about the possible effects on marine ecosystems [more]

    The latest on the FISA memo

    The FISA Memo Is All The Ammo Trump Needs To Take On The CIA [more; SHUT IT DOWN!]

    The process to reaslease the secret memo has begun

    BREAKING: House Intel Committee Officially Begins Process To #ReleaseTheMemo

    After millions of Americans called on Congress to release the bombshell FISA abuse memo, Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) announced Saturday that the process has officially begun.

    Snowpack in US West Is Near Record Lows

    Snowpack Near Record Lows Spells Trouble for Western Water Supplies

    Direct evidence of British spying on Donald Trump

    British Intelligence Spied on Donald Trump at the request of Barack Obama

    [contains this embedded article]
    EXCLUSIVE: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign

    2017 Was the Warmest Year on Record for Oceans

    Global warming is real, and it’s happening now. Within hours of the announcement by scientists in the US that 2017 was at least the third warmest year recorded, if not the second, over the Earth’s land and oceans, there comes a further revelation: 2017 was also the warmest year on record for the global oceans. [more]

    This video of the Grand Canyon will give you an existential crisis [I don't thinks so, but it's interesting]

    [~ 2.5 min. video, well worth watching; followed by ~ 4 min. one, and another of ~ 3 min.]

    Swallowed by the Sea

    “My house was over there,” said Zainal Abedin, a farmer, pointing to the waves about 100 feet from the shore. “At low tide, we can still see signs of our house.” [more]

  2. So the warming didn't take even a slight break in 2017 in the oceans - full speed ahead. Well, not too surprising. That's where the real danger lies - more heat, less oxygen, increasingly landfill-like oceans, more destabilizing methane, more hydrogen sulfide production.

  3. Yeah, we're in serious territory now.
    The mile markers on the road to oblivion will be flashing past us at a dizzying rate from here on out.

    Hang on!

  4. Dead, decomposing whale found on beach in Auckland, New Zealand

    Baby girl killed by stray dogs in Raipur, India

    Over 1,000 turtles stunned by the unusually cold weather are rescued off Florida Panhandle

    [it's not simply aberrant weather to other species, it's life or death]

    Snow blocks 5,000 kilometers of roads in Morocco

    [wavy jet stream has consequences]

    New eruption at Kadovar Island volcano in Papua New Guinea

    At least 12 snowy owls from the Arctic found dead in Kansas, likely starved to death

    Mysterious boom shakes homes in northern Illinois

    Several ski resorts in the Alps cut off AGAIN as heavy snowfall closes rail and road links

  5. Folks if you are feeling suicidal just come on down to either Williamson or Bell County Texas. The Gas is definitely Jumping big time there. The number of incidents over the past few weeks is really disconcerting. Here's yet another "fiery auto crash", this time stradling the Williamson and Bell county line....

    This story really has me scratching my head: A rattlesnake bites a little girl in Burnet County Texas, which is just to the west of Austin. Keep in mind just days ago we had temperatures in the teens. Burnet County was in the lower teens. So WTF is a rattlesnake doing out and about already? Shouldn't be out until around March. We Are So Fucked....

  6. A senior monk Jo asked Rinzai, “What is the essence of Buddhism?”

    Rinzai came down from his seat, grabbed him by the lapels, slapped him and

    thrust him away. Jo stood there as if rooted to the spot.

    A monk standing nearby said, “Senior monk Jo! Why don’t you make a deep bow?”

    As he made a deep bow, Jo suddenly attained a great enlightenment.

  7. US Hocky GM dies unexpectedly in his sleep at 53.

  8. I have definitely noticed all the stuff happening in Texas - getting pretty crazy! It wasn't this bad prior to this past year, and especially in the last month or three.