Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Event Update For 2020-06-02

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

2020-06-02 - Unknown odor emanates from drain in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Hazmat crews responded to the scene to run tests and try and identify a suspicious odor coming from a drain. The fire department said the odor eventually dissipated and crews flushed the storm drain with 1,000 gallons of water."

2020-06-02 - Animals and plants are going extinct at fastest rate since the dinosaurs died off, study says:

2020-06-02 - Metal recycling plant erupts in flame on Station Road in coastal East Tilbury (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Volcano Rincón De La Vieja erupts in Costa Rica:

2020-06-02 - Huge locust swarms rampaging across India, fire trucks and drones deployed to fight them:

Quote: "As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation — the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years. Waves of desert locusts — millions strong and stretching up to 7 kilometers (4 miles) long — crossed into India’s western state of Rajasthan from neighboring Pakistan in early May and swarms have since pushed into five different states in search of food."

2020-06-02 - The world lost a football pitch-sized area of tropical forest every six seconds in 2019:

2020-06-02 - New study shows global warming intensifying extreme rainstorms over North America:

2020-06-02 - Mother and two children found dead in swimming pool at home in Juvignac (France):,8915133.php

Quote: "A mother in her 30s and her two children, aged two and four, were found dead in the pool of their home on Tuesday 2 Junelate in the evening. The drama took place in a housing estate in Juvignac, a commune bordering Montpellier (Hérault), in the family home that was under construction, reports Noon Free."

2020-06-02 - Naked man attacks people on street, protesters beat him up, in coastal Bronx (New York):

2020-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Matia Island (Washington):

2020-06-02 - Boat explodes into flame while docked at Windmill Pointe Park on Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Park (Michigan), 1 injured:

2020-06-02 - Fishing ship 'Haugen Senior' bursts into flame at quay in coastal Senjahopen (Norway):

Note: These are the 489th, 490th and 491st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-06-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame shortly after midnight while parked at depot in coastal Samut Prakan (Thailand):

2020-06-02 - Seven transit buses go up in flames while parked at depot in Magliana (Italy):

Note: These are the 145th, 146th, 147th, 148th, 149th, 150th, 151st and 152nd buses to burn in 2020...

2020-06-02 - In separate incidents, two tractor trailers burst into flame in Sioux County (Iowa):

Quote: "Two semi-truck fires were reported in two days recently in Sioux County. The first one involved a semi that was damaged in a fire on Monday, June 1, 2020, near Hospers."

Quote: "A semi-truck was also damaged in a fire on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, near Hull. According to Hull Fire Chief Greg Van Roekel, about 2:30 p.m., the Hull Fire Department was called to the report of a semi on fire at 350th Street and Hickory Avenue, three miles south of Hull."

2020-06-02 - In separate incidents, tractor trailer and van burst into flame near Lincoln (Illinois):

Quote: "The Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District responded to two separate vehicle fire on Tuesday. The department said the first one was a semi trailer that caught fire at the 115 southbound mile marker on Interstate 55. Sherman Fire Protection District was called in to assist with the fire, while Middletown Fire Department covered the station while crews worked to put the fire out. The second fire was at the 133 southbound mile marker on I-55. Crews found a service van fully engulfed when they arrived. Atlanta Fire Department was called into help crews fight the fire."

2020-06-02 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames while parked in Killeen (Texas):

2020-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-89 in South Burlington (Vermont):

2020-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 in Skagit County (Washington):

2020-06-02 - Tractor bursts into flame in Culleoka (Tennessee):

2020-06-02 - Tractor bursts into flame at 207th Street and 456th Avenue near Arlington (South Dakota):

2020-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 at Mooney Mooney (Australia):

Note: These are the 756th-765th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-06-02 - RV bursts into flame while parked in alley in Superior (Wisconsin):

2020-06-02 - RV bursts into flame at RV business in Platteville (Colorado):

Quote: "Concialdi said the vehicle did not have a history of mechanical issues and there was no obvious malfunction of equipment upon early inspection. No other findings were noted from the investigation. At this time no arson is suspected, Concialdi said."

2020-06-02 - RV bursts into flame in Price (Utah):

Note: These are the 170th, 171st and 172nd RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-06-02 - Van bursts into flame on Ter Heun Drive in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

2020-06-02 - SUV bursts into flame on I-80 near York (Nebraska):

2020-06-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in parking garage on Children’s Way in Nashville (Tennessee):

2020-06-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments, fire spreads to second car, in Greece (New York):

2020-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in Duncan (Oklahoma):

2020-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 in Bozeman (Montana):

2020-06-02 - Car bursts into flame at 12:21 AM on Daintree Crescent in Kaleen (Australia):

2020-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in Waterlooville (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A487 in Blaenplwyf (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at home in Lakewood (Ohio):

Quote: "The fire broke out at a home near the intersection of Margaret and Woodward Avenues. Two cars were severely damaged in the blaze."

2020-06-02 - Ten vehicles go up in flames at 4 AM while parked on Norman Bridge Road in Montgomery (Alabama):

Quote: "District Fire Chief Quentin Burke said firefighters were called to the 4300 block of Norman Bridge Road about 4 a.m. in reference to the fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found 10 vehicles with 'moderate to extensive fire damage' and heat damage to a nearby building, Burke said. "

2020-06-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Derrick Road in Derrick City (Pennsylvania):

2020-06-02 - Loader bursts into flame inside waste business in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2020-06-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in Jefferson (Iowa):

2020-06-02 - Car and mobile home destroyed by fire on Oak Ridge Road in Vicksburg (Mississippi):

2020-06-02 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Clark Township (Ohio):

2020-06-02 - Home damaged by garage fire on Birnesser Drive in Chippewa Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-06-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 6:30 AM near Northwest 1st and Douglas in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire on Queen Street East in Toronto (Canada):

2020-06-02 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM on Nilsson Street in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2020-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home on Noble Street in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home on Hunters Point Pike in Wilson County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2020-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home on Mill Street in Humansville (Missouri), 2 killed:

2020-06-02 - Two men found dead in submerged van in the water where the Ohio River and Licking River meet, in Covington (Kentucky):

2020-06-02 - Two men, 20 and 42, die in dam reservoir in Mulshi (India):

2020-06-02 - Person found dead in pond in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2020-06-02 - Man, 18, found dead in pond in Rochester (Illinois):

2020-06-02 - Girl, 11, dies in creek near Broken Bow Lake (Oklahoma):

2020-06-02 - Person found dead in small creek near North Hills Drive in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2020-06-02 - Man, 35, dies in the Satilla River (Georgia):

2020-06-02 - Man found dead in canal in Mission (Texas):

2020-06-02 - Man, 38, found dead in the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg (Tennessee):

2020-06-02 - Man, 37, found dead in canal in coastal Sichon District (Thailand):

2020-06-02 - Man in his 50s has 'medical incident' while riding bike near the Avon Causeway Hotel along the River Avon, dies 8 days later, in Dorset (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Boy, 14, found dead in the River Irwell in Salford (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Woman found dead near the A4 in coastal London (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Man, 62, has 'medical episode', car crashes into parked car, in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "While driving through the intersection of E. 230th Street and Carpenter Avenue at about 8:20 p.m., the man 'experienced a medical episode' that caused him to collide his 2004 Honda sedan with a parked car on E. 230th street, according to the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad."

2020-06-02 - Driver has 'medical issue', car plows into restaurant, in Joplin (Missouri):

Quote: "Driver experienced a medical issue, crashing through to the men's restroom at DQ Grill & Chill in Joplin..."

2020-06-02 - Small plane runs off runway at Lake Ridge Aero Park in Durham County (North Carolina):

2020-06-02 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal San Juan (Puerto Rico), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-06-02 - Helicopter crashes and burns near Fairfield (California), 3 killed:

2020-06-02 - Three tractor trailers crash, huge fire erupts, on Highway 401 in Milton (Canada), 1 injured:

2020-06-02 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, on River Road near Delaware City (Delaware), 2 killed:

2020-06-02 - Pickup truck slams into train in Fremont (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Fremont man died after his car collided with a train Tuesday morning and the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating whether he had a medical issue prior to the collision that caused him to lose control of his vehicle."

2020-06-02 - Two family dogs attack and kill 11-year-old girl at home on Dunn Road West in Crandall (Georgia):

2020-06-02 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2020-06-02 - Sinkhole opens on street in Ramsbottom (Britain):

2020-06-02 - Water main breaks along MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston (West Virginia):

2020-06-02 - Man, 37, swims after boat and disappears into Bass Lake in Starke County (Indiana):

Quote: "Emergency responders are searching for a man who went missing in a Starke County lake Tuesday. Anthony Cohn, 37, went under the surface of Bass Lake while swimming after a boat that began to float away."

2020-06-02 - Man, 65, has 'medical incident' on trail in Dillon Valley (Colorado):

Quote: "The 65-year-old man suffered a medical incident while on the trail, according to the rescue group’s spokesman Charles Pitman."

2020-06-02 - Worker has 'medical issue' on offshore oil platform in the North Sea:

Quote: "A worker has been evacuated from a North Sea offshore platform due to a medical issue."

2020-06-02 - Magnitude 3.9 earthquake strikes near Barstow (California):

2020-06-02 - Hailstorm pounds Lombardy (Italy):

2020-06-02 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Assam (India), 21+ killed:

2020-06-02 - Five asteroids inbound THIS WEEK as 2020’s relentless onslaught continues:

2020-06-02 - Trade war tradeoff, how a Missouri town got America’s dirtiest air:

2020-06-02 - New evidence suggests COVID-19 may actually be a blood vessel disease:

2020-06-02 - Leaked documents reveal China withheld crucial information about the coronavirus at the start of the outbreak:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone! 300,000 still without power in various counties (PECO says they'll all be back on line by 7 p.m.) after 18 hrs. and counting.

    There was a strange low rumble for many minutes (like thunder that doesn't stop) during the storms yesterday - i'd never experienced that and many others pointed it out too. It was spooky.

    Rare derecho kills 3, cuts power to half a million people across Pennsylvania and New Jersey

    The National Weather Service recorded more than 185 damaging wind reports while more than 525,000 customers were without power in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. By early Thursday morning, more than 350,000 customers were still in the dark.

    Thursday, 4 June 2020
    There is a whole lotta shakin' goin' on: This morning a magnitude 6.8, reduced to a 6.4 by USGS rocked Tobelo, Indonesia: Yesterday, magnitude 6.8 struck San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, mega swarms still ongoing in CA and Nevada: Yellowstone warning

    As we approach the halfway point in 2020 the world has recorded 48 major quakes (mag 6 or higher) at the same point in 2019 had recorded considerably more with a total of 61 major quakes. 2018 had recorded considerably less with 42, horses for courses. [more]

    [some Bible from Gary]
    Tik-Tok: The hour is late, according to the seventh one in line from Adam, Eʹnoch, mankind would have 7,000 years of history: 1,000 of them years will come after Armageddon and the other 6,000 are almost up!

    Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms

    Americans are skipping payments on mortgages, auto loans and other bills. Normally, that could mean massive foreclosures, evictions, cars repossessions and people's credit getting destroyed.

    But much of that has been put on pause. Help from Congress and leniency from lenders have kept impending financial disaster at bay for millions of people. But that may not last for long.

    The problem is that these efforts aim to create a financial bridge to the future for people who've lost their income in the pandemic — but the bridge is only half-built. For one thing, the help still isn't reaching many people who need it.

    [from our friends at Be Evil]
    Google Sued for Secretly Amassing Vast Trove of User Data

    Google surreptitiously amasses billions of bits of information --every day -- about internet users even if they opt out of sharing their information, three consumers alleged in a proposed class action lawsuit. [more]

    New Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Traced Back To Their Host Galaxies

    The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope has been used to track the endlessly puzzling Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) to their host galaxies.
    Since the first repeating FRB was traced back to its host galaxy in early 2018, researchers have been able to trace three more events back to their host galaxies. The last discoveries were published in a June 1st scientific paper.[more]

    Home security camera records loud boom, flash of light over Altoona, Pennsylvania

    [2nd section next]

  2. Landslide sweeps 8 houses into the sea in northern Norway

    "A dog that was taken by the slide and swept into the sea rescued itself, swam ashore and is alive," Torfinn Halvari, from the local Finnmark police told Norway's NTB newswire on Wednesday evening. [more]

    Nisarga lashing western India after making unprecedented landfall near Mumbai

    Dangerous nano-particles contaminating many vaccines: groundbreaking study

    A 2017 study of 44 types of 15 traditional vaccines, manufactured by leading global companies, has uncovered a very troubling and previously unreported fact:

    The vaccines are heavily contaminated with a variety of nanoparticles.

    Many of the particles are metals.

    We’re talking about traditional vaccines, such as HPV, flu, Swine Flu, Hepatitis B, MMR, DPT, tetanus, etc. [more]

    Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

    The sixth mass extinction of wildlife on Earth is accelerating, according to an analysis by scientists who warn it may be a tipping point for the collapse of civilisation.

    Several homes damaged by grass fire in Suisun City [~ 2 min. news video]

    [Suisun City is a city in Solano County, California]

    Putin orders state of emergency after huge fuel spill inside Arctic Circle

    Vladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into a river inside the Arctic Circle.

    The spill occurred when a fuel reservoir at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed on Friday.

    The Ambarnaya River that bore the brunt of the spill will be difficult to clean up because it is too shallow to use barges and the remote location has no roads, officials told Putin.[more]

    “Extreme Looting”: We Are Seeing Looters Use Absolutely Crazy Tactics That Have Never Been Seen Before

    looters are giving us a preview of coming attractions. If they will sink to such depths now, what will they be willing to do once things get really, really bad in this country?

    In the East Bay area, police say that “caravans of cars full of looters” have been roaming around systematically searching for targets. Authorities have been trying to crack down on these caravans of looters, but that has proven to be quite difficult because many of them are heavily armed.

    the New York Post is reporting that some of the looters were pulling up to the stores “in luxury SUVs”…

    Down in Philadelphia, the looting has been absolutely insane. Just yesterday, I discussed the fact that looters were allowed to loot one drugstore for 15 hours straight. Elsewhere in the city, one very ambitious looter ended up dying in a botched attempt to blow up an ATM machine… [Darwin award!]

    At this point, things have gotten so crazy that looters are even looting from other looters. The U.S. is descending into madness, and many people believe that this is just the beginning. [more; seemorerocks covers all this and more]

    [3rd piece continues the thread]

  3. Looters Snag 50+ Cars Including $100K Hellcats, Chargers, Challengers, And Trackhawks

    Counties in Florida, Iowa worry CDC as emerging coronavirus 'areas of concern'

    Federal authorities are worried about new coronavirus outbreaks in a number of counties, including in states that have eased lockdown restrictions, like Florida and Alabama, according to a document reviewed by Yahoo News. A list of “areas of concern” also includes persistent hot spots in Midwestern states — including three in Iowa and one each in South Dakota and Nebraska — that are home to major meat processing plants. [more; see map, s/e PA in RED zone]

    U.K. Records Sunniest Spring Ever Amid Worrying Climate Change Trends

    The U.K. has recorded its sunniest spring, with May being its sunniest calendar month, since records began over 90 years ago, according to data published by the Met Office—the U.K.’s national weather service—on June 1. [more]

    Bayer Faces More Weedkiller Trouble as U.S. Court Bans Dicamba

    Bayer AG is blocked from selling its controversial dicamba-based herbicide in the U.S. after an appeals court rejected a federal regulator’s permit for the product, compounding the German company’s weed-killer woes. [more]

    Magnitude 5.5 quake hits shaky California desert region

    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has jolted the region of California desert where a powerful quake last summer was followed by thousands of aftershocks.

    It also shook buildings in downtown Los Angeles. [more]

    [some Fashion news]
    Rightwing Shitheads Are Trying to Ruin Hawaiian Shirts Now

    [4th part follows]

  4. Tropical Storm Cristobal takes aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

    The third named system of the very young 2020 hurricane season is forecast to make landfall along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, likely around Louisiana, this weekend. This is the earliest in the season that a third named system has ever formed in the Atlantic. [more]

    At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten

    The local government in the Guangxi region’s Cangwu county said 37 students and two adults suffered injuries of varying degrees in the attack.

    Chinese state media identified the attacker as a security guard at the school surnamed Li.

    State broadcaster CCTV said 40 had been injured, three seriously, including the head of the school, another security guard and a student. [more]

    3 dead after helicopter crash in Fairfield, officials say

    Three people are dead after officials say the helicopter they were riding in hit a power line and crashed near Fairfield.
    [more; ~ 1.5 min. news spot]

    Online clothing retailer Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 California employees and instead hiring in lower-cost cities like Austin and Minneapolis

    Online personal styling retailer Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 California employees, or about 18% of its total workforce. [more]

    Contract Alaska pipeline worker mauled by black bear

    A contract worker for the trans-Alaska pipeline system was mauled by a bear and seriously injured while running on a public road near a pump station, a spokesperson for the pipeline operator said Tuesday.

    The incident occurred Friday evening on a route used for recreation by employees based at the remote Interior Pump Station 5, which is on the south side of the Brooks Range, said Katie Pesznecker with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. [more]

    Reopening schools completely will not cause second coronavirus wave, new research says

    Allowing all children to return to school will not cause a second coronavirus wave, new modelling suggests. [more]

    US unemployment rate could reach 20%, with nearly 43 MILLION Americans out of work

    The US Labor Department released its weekly jobless claims report on Thursday, showing that another 1.877 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending May 30.

    This is slightly less than the 2.12 million claims filed in the previous week. Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance since the start of the coronavirus lockdown period in March, a figure the US has not seen since the Great Depression. [more]

  5. [some Thursday headlines from RF]
    News Links, June 4, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Global smartphone sales plunge 20% in pandemic-hit quarter

    Rabobank: Stocks Are Trading As If The U.S. Is Now A Banana Republic

    Israel's Netanyahu says the Quiet Part Out Loud: Palestinians to be "subjects," not Citizens in Apartheid Annexation

    Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's a chance coronavirus vaccine may not provide immunity for very long

    Summer Heat Won't Kill the Coronavirus, New Study Says

    Coronavirus tracked: Charting Sweden's disastrous no-lockdown strategy
    Sweden has taken the ignominious title of the country with the world's highest death rate from Covid-19. [its economy works]

    Cops have made it clear -- and they've been backed by the Commander-in-Chief -- the press is the enemy.

    'Shocking moment': Australian minister seeks probe of US police hitting reporter covering White House protest

    The Post-Covid Economy Will Be Very Different From the Pre-Pandemic Bubble Economy

    Increased Violence Reflects an Energy Problem

    The Police Are The Out-Of-Towners Provoking Violence

    Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

    Bad Economic Reports? Yes, But They Were Supposed to Be Bad

    Illinois Becomes First to Tap Fed Loans After Yields Surge

    The Great Unequalizer: The Pandemic Is Compounding Disparities in Income, Wealth, and Opportunity

    How American cities were Reduced to Esper's "Battlespace": From Fallujah to Minneapolis

  6. High 80's today. Felt hotter in the sun.

    Adding To Economic Woes, Locusts Devastate Crops From South To Central Asia

    The damage done by the pests combined with reductions in food production and global trade due to the coronavirus pandemic have sparked concerns that there could be food shortages in some parts of the world this winter. [more]

    Cristobal makes landfall in Mexico and could loop back toward the US Gulf Coast this weekend

    Flooding leaves 16 dead in Yemen

    At least 25 houses were flooded and hundreds of livestock killed in Hadramawt, the officials said. Yemeni military planes have been rescuing residents trapped in valleys by the flooding. [more]

    Member(s) of USDA Committee Blow Whistle on Serious Flaws in Dietary Guidelines Process: Could Lead to Unreliable Nutrition Recommendations

    The Nutrition Coalition, a group that aims to bring rigorous science to nutrition policy, today released a letter detailing allegations suggesting there is a serious threat to the integrity and trustworthiness of our nation’s federal nutrition policy. The allegations were made by one or more members of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a powerful group of experts under the direction of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services (USDA-HHS).

    Massive Fire Spreads to 7 Homes in Northeast Philadelphia

    Fire officials said they first received a call of wires burning in the back of the property.

    Officials have not yet revealed the cause. [more]

    200,000 Still Without Power in NJ, Pa. as New Storms Approach

    New storms are expected by Thursday as property owners and power companies deal with hundreds of downed trees and other storm damage.
    More than 200,000 homes and businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey remain without power Thursday afternoon as the region should brace for another powerful storm system on the approach. [more; not as bad]