Friday, February 23, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-22

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

2018-02-22 - Unknown odor evacuates Whole Foods store in Napa (California):

Quote: "Whole Foods Market in Bel Aire Plaza was evacuated for about 15 minutes Thursday morning after an unexplained odor was detected, store officials said."

2018-02-22 - Unknown sewery odor plaguing Bucktown area in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "The Chicago Health Department is looking into a mysterious odor that’s coming from somewhere around Bucktown. It was about a week ago when 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack first noticed the smell in his own home in Bucktown. 'It smells like putting your nose to the sewer and the wind kind of blowing through it,' he tells WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller."

Quote: "Waguespack has asked the health department and the water department to look into it. He says People’s Gas has determined it’s not a gas leak."

2018-02-22 - Huge mysterious explosion shakes homes in Mysuru (India), another shakes homes in Ivarapalli (India):

Quote: "People in Mysuru witnessed a strange event on Thursday afternoon. Many reported hearing a huge blast which left some buildings shaking. There was panic in certain areas of the city as people feared the tremors were caused by an earthquake but no damage to life or property was reported. The blast was heard around 12.30 pm on Thursday afternoon in Kuvempunagar, Saraswathipuram, VV Puram, Paduvarahalli and Yadavgiri. The blast resulted in tremors that shook buildings and sent windows clattering."

Quote: "A similar incident was reported from some villages in Ivarapalli in Baagepalli Taluk and near Andhra border in Chikkaballapur district on Wednesday night. People of Peddumekepalli, Venkatramanapalli, Laghumaddepalli and other parts of the taluk reported hearing a loud sound around 7 pm on Wednesday. 'A huge sound was heard for nearly five seconds and we experienced shaking of buildings. Many villagers came out of their houses. Once again, around 9 pm in the night, villagers experienced a similar sound along with shaking of buildings,' a village resident said."

2018-02-22 - Two underground explosions blow manhole covers off in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Crews are investigating two manhole explosions that happened Thursday morning in Old City."

2018-02-22 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-22 - Recycling center hit by fire at 5:31 AM in Wyberton (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight remained grounded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport due to the smell of smoke Thursday morning. An airline spokesperson said the flight was scheduled to depart to Charlotte, but remained grounded in Cleveland."

Note: This is the 22nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-22 - Unknown object explodes in the air and crashes out of the sky in Bahia (Brazil):

2018-02-22 - Residential building explodes in Kirikkale (Turkey), 10 injured:

Note: This is the 55th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-02-22 - Transformer bursts into flame on Amboy Road in coastal Tottenville (New York), blackouts ensue:

2018-02-22 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Conestoga Township (Pennsylvania), 767 homes go dark:

2018-02-22 - Utility pole bursts into flame on St George's Drive in Ferndown (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Cargo ship 'Federal Iris' damaged by explosion near coastal Neah Bay (Washington):

2018-02-22 - Boat goes up in flames before 2:30 AM and kills woman and dog on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Stone (Britain):

Note: These are the 212th and 213th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-22 - Freight train engine bursts into flame in Bowling Green (Ohio):

2018-02-22 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-94 in Hartford (Michigan):

Note: This is the 117th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-22 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the A12 near coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "The A12 is partially shut because a car transporter has caught fire and is blocking the road. The incident happened between junction 19 at the A138 and junction 18 for the A414 Maldon Road heading southbound towards London."

Note: This is the 6th car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-02-22 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at business in Norfolk (Nebraska):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 6:15 AM on I-80 ramp near Atlantic (Iowa):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 25 in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Tallahassee (Florida):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 33 east of Kelowna (Canada):

Note: These are the 388th, 389th, 390th, 391st, 392nd and 393rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-22 - RV bursts into flame near warehouse on Harbor Island in coastal Seattle (Washington), 120 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "11:28 PM: What started as a 'car fire' call is now upgraded to a full response, headed for the north tip of Harbor Island [map]. The fire is described on SFD radio as an RV fire within a few feet of a warehouse building."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-02-22 - RV bursts into flame on street in Carson City (Nevada):

Note: These are the 88th and 89th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-22 - Van bursts into flame at 4:25 AM while parked at home in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), 220 feet from the ocean:

2018-02-22 - Van bursts into flame on street near news business in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2018-02-22 - Van bursts into flame at 5:54 AM on Bricknell Avenue in Cottingham (Britain), 2.5 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Bricknell Avenue, Cottingham. Thu 22 Feb 2018 05:54 (No:03162) Transit van on fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2018-02-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Superior (Minnesota):

Quote: "The fire started in the engine compartment of the vehicle."

2018-02-22 - 12-17 cars destroyed by fire at 1:15 AM while parked at apartments in Santa Fe Springs (California):

Quote: "At least 17 vehicles were destroyed in a carport fire Thursday morning in Santa Fe Springs."

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carport at apartments in Lompoc (California):

Quote: "A vehicle fire spread to a carport at a Lompoc apartment complex Thursday night, according to the Lompoc Fire Department."

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame before 5 AM while parked on street in Perth South (Canada):

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame on the A350 in Chippenham (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame at 12:52 AM on Hilda Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Hilda Street, Grimsby. Thu 22 Feb 2018 00:52 (No:03147) Car fire, incident dealt with at same time as 3143."

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame at 1:28 AM on Victor Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Victor Street, Wellington Street, Grimsby. Thu 22 Feb 2018 01:28 (No:03151) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-02-22 - Car bursts into flame on Knaves Beech Way in Loudwater (Britain), near the River Wye:

Quote: "Thursday 22 February, 11.09pm Small fire in engine compartment of car, Knaves Beech Way, Loudwater. One apppliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters isolated the battery and gave advice."

2018-02-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Route 417 and Clark Road in Andover (New York):

2018-02-22 - Car(s) and garage destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Guilderland (New York):

2018-02-22 - Horse trailer bursts into flame near Harepie Cross, Tawstock (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Springfield (Missouri):

2018-02-22 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Rosemount (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-02-22 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3 AM near Abbotsford (Canada), ducks killed:

2018-02-22 - Wildfire breaks out in coastal Guantánamo Bay (Cuba):

2018-02-22 - Trash chute fire breaks out in mixed-use building in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-02-22 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in New Lenox (Illinois):

2018-02-22 - Door and window business heavily damaged by huge fire in Paris (Illinois):

2018-02-22 - Business heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-02-22 - Restaurant destroyed by fire just after 2 AM in Grand Prairie (Texas):

2018-02-22 - Film studio and wax museum destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Bidadi (India):

2018-02-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Chuckey (Tennessee), nobody there:

2018-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:32 AM in Summerville (South Carolina):

2018-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC, 2 injured:

2018-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2018-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Orange (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2018-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in the Village of Summit (Wisconsin):

2018-02-22 - Residential building heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Bintulu (Malaysia):

2018-02-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Silver Spring (Maryland), 2 injured:

2018-02-22 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 11:45 PM in Valparaiso (Indiana):

2018-02-22 - Apartment building devastated by mammoth inferno in Pico Rivera (California):

2018-02-22 - High-rise apartment building damaged by electrical room fire in Covington (Kentucky):

2018-02-22 - Hotel damaged by fire before 5:30 AM in Warren (Michigan):

2018-02-22 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Hickory (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-22 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:20 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 killed:

2018-02-22 - Deadly basement fire burns home at 2:30 AM in Etobicoke (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-02-22 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in coastal Lindenhurst (New York), 1 killed:

2018-02-22 - Deadly fire burns home near Eldon (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-02-22 - Vacant building burns at 1:30 AM in Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2018-02-22 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2018-02-22 - Vacant home burns in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-02-22 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:26 AM in Jones County (Mississippi):

2018-02-22 - Vacant commercial building burns at 3:30 AM in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2018-02-22 - College student, woman, found dead in off-campus residence in Maryville (Missouri):

Quote: "A Northwest Missouri State University student was found dead at her off-campus residence Thursday morning. University officials identified the student as sophomore Julieann Freeman of Liberty, Missouri. Her death is under investigation by Maryville Public Safety but foul play is not suspected."

2018-02-22 - Man, 25, correctional officer, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at work in Frederick (Maryland):

Quote: "A 25-year-old Hagerstown man died Thursday night on the job as a Frederick County correctional officer. Correctional Officer First Class James A. El Shafey, a four-year veteran with the sheriff's office, had a medical emergency that resulted in cardiac arrest around 11 p.m., according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office."

2018-02-22 - Man breaks into school at 5:41 AM, has 'medical emergency' and dies, in Greensburg (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A man who broke into Greensburg Salem Middle School early Thursday had a medical emergency while being taken into custody and died, police said Friday. Ian Sagucio broke into the school at approximately 5:41 a.m. Thursday, police said."

2018-02-22 - Man, 51, drops dead on Oceanside Boulevard in coastal Oceanside (California):

2018-02-22 - Person found dead near coastal Mattole Beach (California):

2018-02-22-  Boy, 15, found dead near Upper Platt Street in Glens Falls (New York):

2018-02-22 - Person found dead in van at Walmart in coastal Tarpon Springs (Florida):

2018-02-22 - Man, 62, found dead with submerged front-end loader in the Delaware River in Claymont (Delaware):

2018-02-22 - Man, 34, drops dead on deck at home on Bradford Neck Road in Quinby (Virginia), 3000 feet from the coast:

Note: With a 20 MPH wind, it'd take just a bit over 100 seconds for an invisible cloud of poison gas to blow off the ocean and hit this home. You'd probably still be okay if you were inside, but if you were outside, like, say, on the deck, different story...

2018-02-22 - Man, 70, drops dead in Asheville (North Carolina):

2018-02-22 - Man found dead in pond near Golf Road in Arlington Heights (Illinois):

2018-02-22 - Man, 63, found dead in the Brisbane River in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

2018-02-22 - Man, 50, has 'medical emergency', dies shortly later, in coastal St. George's on the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "The Bermuda Police Service today confirmed the death of 50-year-old Frank Marzocca, who collapsed and subsequently died while sightseeing on vacation in Bermuda. Police and first responders were dispatched to the scene of a medical emergency in St George’s, near the Unfinished Church, around 3:30 pm on Wednesday, February 21st. A police spokesman said: 'Despite lifesaving efforts at the scene, which continued while the visitor from New York was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, sadly he was later pronounced dead.'"

2018-02-22 - Person found dead on the shore of Lough Neagh (Ireland):

2018-02-22 - Man found dead on East London Street in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2018-02-22 - Man, 25, found dead on the Old Deeside Line in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2018-02-22 - Man, 67, found dead on Thornham Lane in Middleton (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Man, 70, drops dead at home in coastal Burry Port (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Woman in her 30s found dead at Sandy Bay Beach in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2018-02-22 - College student, woman, has 'medical incident' in dorm, dies shortly later, in Canterbury (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Cargo plane pilot has 'medical emergency' at airport in coastal Mackay (Australia):

Quote: "One person has been transported to Mackay Base Hospital via ambulance after a medical emergency at Mackay Airport this morning. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed the patient, understood to be the pilot of a cargo plane, was transported in a stable condition."

2018-02-22 - Man, 54, has 'medical issue', car overturns into ditch, near Big Rapids (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Deputies say a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old man from Standwood was northbound when the driver suffered a medical issue. This caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn in the ditch."

2018-02-22 - Man, 72, has 'medical episode', golf cart hits tunnel, in The Villages (Florida):

Quote: "It appears Shafer suffered a medical episode, the FHP report indicated."

2018-02-22 - Plane makes emergency landing in Fargo (North Dakota), possible engine failure:

Quote: "A plane had to make an emergency landing at Hector International Airport in Fargo due to a mechanical issue. Red River Valley Dispatch has confirmed that fire crews responded to the airport to assist with a plane coming in dealing with a mechanical issue, possibly engine failure."

2018-02-22 - Small plane crashes in Carroll County north of Rossville (Indiana), 3+ killed:

Quote: "RTV6 reports authorities say there were no survivors in the crash. They were told there were at least three people on board."

2018-02-22 - Small plane crashes and burns north of Ulysses (Kansas), 2 killed:

2018-02-22 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Verna Bethany Road in Myakka City (Florida):

2018-02-22 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 28A in Sturgeon County (Canada):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 7 AM, crashes over hillside, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-80 near Fernley (Nevada):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 49 in Covington County (Mississippi):

2018-02-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 2 in Vulcan (Michigan):

2018-02-22 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Middlesex (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "The cause of the crash remains under investigation but officials said a medical condition likely contributed to the crash, however the victim’s injuries proved fatal."

2018-02-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into vacant home, in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-02-22 - Pack of five pit bulls attacks and kills woman in Lee County (Florida):

2018-02-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 3 men in Masindi (Uganda):

2018-02-22 - Landslides hit Central Java (Indonesia), 5 killed, 14 injured, 15 missing:

2018-02-22 - Sinkhole opens on road near Sulphur Springs (Arkansas):

2018-02-22 - Two sinkholes open on same street in Norwich (Britain):

2018-02-22 - Storm sewer collapses, sinkhole partially swallows pickup truck, in Piqua (Ohio):

2018-02-22 - Man, 78, loses consciousness while snorkeling at coastal Ulua Beach, Maui (Hawaii):

2018-02-22 - Student has 'medical problem' at aquatic center in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "6:13 a.m. A Texas Tech police officer documented a medical problem at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center's aquatic facility. The student was transported to the University Medical Center."

2018-02-22 - High school girl has 'medical emergency', gets belligerent, at school in Shillington (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Gov. Mifflin High School leadership alerted district parents Thursday morning about an incident that brought police and ambulances to the school. 'The incident in the high school office was a student who had a medical emergency,' Melissa Fullerton, the district's spokeswoman, said. 'She became belligerent at the time, but no one was injured.' The girl, who did not pose a threat to others, was taken out of the school by ambulance, Fullerton said."

2018-02-22 - Student has 'medical event' at school in Hamilton (New Zealand):

Quote: "A Hamilton high school went into lockdown on Thursday morning as a precaution after a student suffered a medical event."

2018-02-22 - Volcano Mayon erupts, gushes lava, spews gases, in the Philippine Islands:

2018-02-22 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Alaska Peninsula (Alaska):

2018-02-22 - Summer in February, 80°F in Massachusetts, 78°F in New York City, 'It is simply amazing to beat a state temperature record by some 8°F!'

Note: Beat my local heat record last week by TEN degrees - turned my AC on, in February!

2018-02-22 - Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides:

2018-02-22 - As humans adapt to a warming planet, animals pay a price:

2018-02-22 - Sea level rise threatens to wipe out west coast wetlands:

2018-02-22 - Europe’s cities face more extreme weather than previously thought:

2018-02-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Queensland (Australia):

2018-02-22 - 236 mayors urge EPA not to repeal US Clean Power Plan:

2018-02-22 - How fossil fuel donors shaped the anti-climate agenda of a powerful congressional committee:

2018-02-22 - US courts jailing thousands for civil debts - no due process:

2018-02-22 - Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say:

2018-02-22 - US imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two':



    Another event in Williamson County which may just be JJFH central in Texas

  2. Yeah, not really seeing any way to prevent that. Either the semi tractor's gonna burn, or the tires and/or brakes are gonna ignite on the trailer, or the cars themselves will ignite while parked on the trailer. Shipping the cars in enclosed trailers that maintain positive air pressure and thus prevent outside air from getting inside would prevent the latter problem, but not the other two problems. Soooo...I guess we oughtta just get used to seeing truckloads of vehicles burning on the side of roads.

    1. Yesterday all throughout central Texas we had very dense fog for at least half of the day. Not to mention all the rain that has fallen this past week. I bet we're about to see an explosion of JJFH events. Pun intended.

      I also bet that this year is going to be the one that gets even more clueless morons to sit up and take notice. The blue ocean event in the Arctic happens this summer. I see no way of that NOT occurring now. I think there will be massive crop failures here in the US and worldwide. Massive enough to really start hurting. But that's just one part of the equation. I think there will be much, much more. In other words I wouldn't be surprised if we see a record number of deaths worldwide related to climate disruption and of course....GAS GAS GAS!

      And then 2019 will make 2018 look like the "good old days".

  3. Let's discuss the noxious gas clouds pluming from the ocean (for example). How does this work? Let's say a combination of H2S and CH4 bubble up to the surface from the shallow sea bed (whereas at depth, it usually dissolves into the water - making it deadly as we've seen). Does it disperse immediately or mix into the surrounding atmosphere and waft ashore with the sea breeze or does it stay concentrated for a while before becoming mixed? I doubt it makes a difference, since when one encounters even a little bit of it (like I think I did a bunch of years back in Sea Isle on the boardwalk where I collapsed with a paperback book in my hand - which had NEVER happened to me before) one usually just goes limp. In my case, I felt it coming (lightheaded) and sat on a park bench, then just fell to my side - and was revived minutes later by concerned passersby (who wanted to call the police or an ambulance, but I assured them I was okay - just dazed by incomprehension). It took about 2 or 3 years from then until I got an explanation HERE that made sense.

    We notice that certain towns in England are JJFH hotspots. Here's a map showing that Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe (the three BIGGIES, mentioned most here) are mere 16 miles apart, along the River Humber. Scunthorpe is further inland from the same river (closer to the River Trent).

    The apartment fire in CA was huge and frightening, reading through the article. It's amazing how fire "works" - climbs to the ceiling or roof before moving along horizontally (in this case it raced along the ATTIC after starting in a vacant room, climbing the walls and reaching there, then proceeding along the length of the H-shaped building).

    Every year we see college kids dropping dead - but people don't seem to think it's unusual. Lots of others, all ages, joining in.

    Let's see what else is going on.

    Second Florida survivor alleges CNN scripted narrative to push gun control

    [now we know that CNN is an FBI/govt mouthpiece, like the rest]

    Klein said a CNN producer told him the day after the shooting the network some have called the "Clinton News Network" of looking for only one type of person to speak out against guns. Klein told FNC's Laura Ingraham the network was looking for survivors and their families who would, "espouse a certain narrative which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate." [more]

    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    Officer On Duty Filmed "Doing Nothing" During Florida Shooting

    "He Never Went In": Officer On Duty Filmed "Doing Nothing" During Florida Shooting

    Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting [more]

    [more below]

  4. [here's SPECIFICALLY how AI can become a threat]
    New trojan malware could mind-control neural networks

    Each new technological breakthrough comes seemingly prepackaged with a new way for hackers to kill us all: self-driving cars, space-based weapons, and even nuclear security systems are vulnerable to someone with the right knowledge and a bit of code. Now, deep-learning artificial intelligence looks like the next big threat, and not because it will gain sentience to murder us with robots (as Elon Musk has warned): a group of computer scientists from the US and China recently published a paper proposing the first-ever trojan for a neural network. [more]

    12-year-old girl ripped apart by stray dogs near Donetsk in Ukraine

    A 12-year-old girl has died in Ukraine after being set upon by a pack of stray dogs as she walked home from school.

    'All of us understand that these dogs were abandoned and became wild.

    'Now they are migrating from one town to another, and what is more sad - from time to time they attack and bite people. [more]

    Dead Bryde's whale found on coast of United Arab Emirates

    [you can tell that the ocean is dying via all these daily examples]

    UK struck by 21 earthquakes in 50 DAYS including biggest in 10 years

    [good map - showing Hull on the OTHER side of these events]

    SHOCKING figures show there have been 21 earthquakes in the UK in the last 50 days, including the biggest in ten years, with the majority striking Wales. [more]

    Earthquake swarm rattles San Francisco Bay Area

    Several magnitude 2 and 3 earthquakes rumbled through the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday. It's the latest seismic activity to add to a swarm of 60 earthquakes greater than magnitude 1 to hit the Danville area in the past week. [more]

    Minnesota toddler with rare allergy to water

    Doctors recently diagnosed [I]vy with aquagenic urticaria, a rare allergy to water that causes severe hives.

    Ivy can only tolerate being in water for 15 seconds before her skin begins to burn and develop blisters.

    The condition is so rare not much is known about how to treat it. Only about 50 cases have been documented in medical literature. [more]

    Study Finds: Medical cannabis superior to opioids for chronic pain

    Sufferers of chronic pain have been faced with a perilous decision-risk a crippling addiction to opioids or find a way to live with the pain. A new clinical study has focused on medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids, and the results may be a turning point towards a safe, plant-based option for easing pain [more]

    Bolide streaks over Côte-d'Or, France

    A bolide (meteor brighter than the planet Venus) was observed over eastern France on Wednesday, February 21, at around 9pm local time. It was seen over the Côte-d'Or region in particular, although many of the 110+ reports (event 693-2018) submitted to the American Meteor Society (AMS) are from neighbouring European countries of Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

    [continued below]

  5. A brief history of Australia's eeriest alien encounters

    Valentich described a long, metallic object with green lights, before his signal cut out. The plane - with him in it - was never seen again.
    [another story]
    So 'cult' among UFO circles was the Cahill's tale that it was even namedropped by Mulder and Scully themselves in an episode of the latest 'X-Files' incarnation. [more]

    The latest from Chris Martenson

    Peak Prosperity News Update 2-23-2018

    [9 min. video followed by this ~ 45 min. one]
    Chris Martenson People Will Be Wiped Out In Coming Crash History

    Extreme weather report - 02/23/2018

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #96 (February 20th-23rd 2018)

    [~ 29 min. video]

    Climate Change Driven Record Atmospheric Moisture Produces Major Flooding in Central U.S.

    Ten inches. That’s how much rain has fallen over parts of the Central U.S. over the past week. Five-to-ten inches more. That’s how much additional rain could again fall across the same region during the next seven days according to NOAA’s forecast (see below image). [more; is Jonny's home in the red area(?)]

    [here I haven't seen the sun in about a week, lots of fog & drizzle, but now the heavy stuff moves in for a day or two]

    Crop failure in New Zealand after cyclone Gita

    Cyclone devastates 'up to 50 percent' maize crops

    Southern and coastal Taranaki farmers have struggled with drought this summer, but conditions were just right for growing maize - and a bumper crop was expected.

    However, Taranaki Federated Farmers president Donald McIntyre said the cyclone might have put an end to that.

    "Particularly in rolling contoured land there's extensive flattening of crops ... in south Taranaki there's been quite a bit of stripping of crops as well. [more]

    Bad news from the Arctic - Paul Beckwth

    Hot Wet Atmospheric Rivers Ravage Arctic: Part 1 of 4

    [15 min. video]

    [still more below]

  6. Liberation Sans Purpose?

    I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out.

    ~ Bill Hicks

    Imagine receiving a terminal diagnosis at a young age. You’re simultaneously liberated and devastated. You’re suddenly able to live as you like, freed from the shackles of societal expectations. And you have no future. Your dreams are shattered. Why bother pursuing excellence and love if you have only weeks or months to live?

    This is the predicament we face. It is particularly poignant for those who have been told, and falsely continue to believe, that their dreams will be fulfilled if they work hard and adhere to societal expectations.

    Millennials come immediately to mind: They almost universally know they’ve been gaslighted at the level of the entire society, yet there is no chance for the payoff they’ve been promised. “Life sucks and then you die” has never had more meaning than for college students wracked with nightmarish debt and pockets full of dreams.

    Finding one’s meaning in an ambivalent universe is one thing. After all, one’s authentic purpose must come from within and it might take years to discover. Finding one’s meaning on an indifferent planet rapidly running out of habitat for humans is the ultimate raw deal. It’s as if you’ve worked tirelessly to become the greatest sound engineer in the world immediately before every sentient organism, including you, loses its hearing.

    The short version of my advice is contained within three whispered words: live here now. I realize the inherent difficulty of living fully in the current moment. And I know none of us were ever promised another day. Here and now are all we have and all we’ve ever had. And if I believed in miracles, I’d call each of us one, considering the odds against any one of us being here at all. [more]

    As Canyon-like hole opens up in the Sun's atmosphere ejecting high-speed solar wind Bill Laughing bear updates us on how Solar Storms affect humans and animals

    Canyon-like hole opens up in the Sun's atmosphere ejecting high-speed solar wind: 17 of 18 major quakes hit this year during coronal hole activity

    Fort Osage National Historic Landmark damaged by wildfire

    Several of the structures at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark near Sibley, Missouri were damaged by a wildfire February 18. The fire started along the bank of the Missouri River and ran up the steep slope causing damage to a number of historic buildings (map). Strong winds and dry conditions helped it spread to the replica of the fort that stood there in 1812. [more]

    In A Vacuum Of Bullshit No One Can Hear You Scream

    The definition of insanity is shoving your head up your own ass, each time expecting a different result. Clearly, the low volatility vacation from reality can't be over yet - we haven't reached the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This past two weeks was the eye of the hurricane. The front wall of the hurricane loosens the structure, the back wall of the hurricane blows it down...[more]

  7. I'm not in the red area, but I'm in the purple area. Easy way to remember where I am is, that little nub that sticks out from the middle of the east side of Missouri and pokes into Illinois - like Missouri and Illinois are having sex - that's St. Louis. Heh.

    As for the gases exiting the oceans - I think that must vary. Sometimes it might be a bubble of hydrogen sulfide, sometimes a bubble of methane, sometimes some of each, maybe with some carbon dioxide mixed in too (odorless, heavier-than-air, can suffocate you). The hydrogen sulfide will start dispersing, but then because it's a heavier than-than-air gas, it'll flow into low-lying areas and reconcentrate, and adsorb (stick) onto matter as it goes too.

    The methane will start rising and dispersing, only to reconcentrate in the upper atmosphere. But then solar flares can 'punch' the atmosphere and push it back down toward the ground, and then the concentration could be wildly variable. If a glob is concentrated enough and pushed down to where there's a fair bit of oxygen then it may auto-ignite in the air and cause a flash-fire or explosion. If there's not that much then it still might ignite if a plane flies through it, or ignite the plane's engine.

    If the gas(es) are concentrated enough when they exit the ocean and hit the oxygen-rich surface air then there may be an immediate explosion as the gas auto-ignites. There was one of those 'mysterious explosions' off the coast of North Carolina a coupla years ago-ish and shortly after that a huge number of dead fish washed ashore. I think that's what happened there - the ocean belched up a concentrated and sizeable bubble of gas, which auto-ignited and exploded and the explosion or the shock wave killed all those fish, or maybe the fish were suffocated as the gas was rising through the water column, or both. A boom followed by dead fish, in the same area, in that order, in a short period of time - couldn't be a coincidence.

  8. Thanks, Jonny.

    Hey Mike (welcome back)! I completely agree with your assessment of next year (I predicted on a blog post @ NBL back in I think 2012 or 13, that 2019 would be the year "everybody would know how bad it is"), and think you're probably right about the blue ocean event in the Arctic being this summer.

    When it was almost 80 here a few days back, I thought to myself - if it's this hot NOW, what's July or August going to look like?
    If we get that blue ocean event, the global average temperature will jump to a state where most crops and animals cannot cope, causing crop failure and animal (and marine) death on a very wide level.

    Yesterday I was in the supermarket and saw PEACHES, probably from the southern hemisphere or Latin America, but they looked good! Once the global climate changes (as it has) the SYSTEM has to play out - there's no "going back" to "fix" anything, because it's too intertwined with feedback loops.

    So, we're just at the start of the exponential change that's coming. This will effect EVERYTHING from crop production to foreign policy (I see all out nuclear war on the horizon), from clean water availability to Marshall Law, from global financial collapse to essentially all jobs disappearing (there will be no "money" with which to pay anyone and whatever one is paid in won't buy anything). Once we hit that stage, you can have all the gold and silver, oil and farmland you like, but the economic system will be STUCK, so that it all becomes meaningless - especially when there's no food available due to crop losses from climate change effects.

    [here's what it will look like (besides Puerto Rico)]

    Hungry Venezuelan workers are collapsing. So is the oil industry

    A survey by three Venezuelan universities released Wednesday found that that more than 64 percent of residents lost weight in 2017, on average 25 pounds. More than 61 percent of respondents said they had gone to bed hungry over the past three months.

    Ivan Freitas, a PDVSA union leader and critic of President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, said Wednesday that in Zulia State 12 malnourished workers collapsed in November and December and had to be taken off drilling platforms for treatment. More go down each day, he said. [more]

    [if you can, watch the depressing, heart-breaking < 5 min. video]

  9. Record atmospheric moisture feeds flooding in Central U.S.

    By Dr. Jeff Masters
    (Weather Underground) – An unusually severe winter flood event is underway across the center of the U.S., from Texas to Michigan, thanks to heavy rains that fell during the week, fed by record to near-record atmospheric moisture for this time of year. The most significant flooding thus far has been in Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Northeast Illinois, where the heavy rains fell on a snowpack that completely melted, releasing meltwater equivalent to another ½’ – 1” of rain. In East Lansing, Michigan, floodwaters rose on the campus of Michigan State University from the Red Cedar River, causing some classes to be moved on Friday to non-flooded areas. Three drowning deaths have been blamed on the flood thus far, one death each in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Illinois. […]

    This is America’s most toxic town

    Spotless sun sparks pink auroras in Norway and rare light pillar sighted in Hawaii (VIDEO)

    San Francisco transit slowed as swarm of 16 earthquakes shakes Danville and Diablo

    'Beast from the East' to bring Britain's coldest day in five years - yet spring officially starts next week

    Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa reaches 172, more than doubling previous numbers

    Largest observational study to date finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    Coins rain down on Madhya Pradesh, India

    Fortean fish fall at Fulshea, Texas?

  10. Big measles outbreak in Europe, I saw on the news (specifically in Ukraine).

    China's ability to freeze US military capability

    [Despite spending unaccountable trillion$, we don't have the military to back up our threats. We've gone MAD (mutually assured destruction)]

    Trump admin says US troops can stay in Iraq and Syria indefinitely - no need for permission

    Trump bucks Pentagon, State Dept. on US goal in Syria - doesn't include regime change

    Iran may withdraw from nuclear deal if banks continue to shun the Islamic Republic

    State Department: US' new embassy to open in Jerusalem in May

    [should prove interesting]

    Most mass shootings targeting schools occurred after the Gun-Free School Zones Act became law

    Thinking outside the box of quantum physics: How the mind can make sense of the quantum quagmire in more ways than one

    Hence, in the absence of an absolute, observer-independent substrate, the physical world of RQM can only be the contents of perception. There is nothing else for it to be.

    Conn Henry's courageous assertion that "the Universe is entirely mental" isn't only a seeming implication of recent experimental observations, it may also point the way to an elegant philosophical underpinning for what is perhaps the most rigorous and parsimonious interpretation of quantum mechanics. Mind, it seems, may offer a path out of the quantum quagmire in more ways than one. [more]