Friday, October 16, 2020

Event Update For 2020-10-15

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

2020-10-15 - Marine heatwaves killing off the Great Barrier Reef, half of it is now dead:

Quote: "Marine heatwaves are hotter and more frequent due to climate change. A run of clear days coincides with a spike in sea temperature causing mass bleachings where corals are baked to death. Large scale bleaching events hit in 2016 and 2017, and others occurred early this year."

Quote: "Tuesday's study found steeper deteriorations of coral colonies in the Northern and Central Great Barrier Reef following the mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017. The Great Barrier Reef has suffered several mass bleaching events in the past five years, and experts said the southern part of the reef was also exposed to record-breaking temperatures in early 2020."

2020-10-15 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap cars burns, in Fredericksburg (Virginia):

Quote: "A large pile of junked cars at Summit Recycling in the Battlefield Industrial Park in Fredericksburg caught fire Thursday morning and caused traffic congestion throughout the city."

2020-10-15 - Wildfire smoke in the US exposes millions to hazardous pollution:

Quote: "Smoke at concentrations that topped the government's charts for health risks and lasted at least a day enshrouded counties inhabited by more than 8 million people across five states in recent weeks."

2020-10-15 - Megafire grows to 158,300 acres, now largest in state history, west of Fort Collins (Colorado):

Quote: "Wind gusts as high as 76 mph fueled explosive growth of the Cameron Peak fire west of Fort Collins on Wednesday, helping push the 2-month-old wildfire across nearly 23,000 new acres and making it the largest in Colorado’s recorded history. The wildfire, which ignited Aug. 13 and survived more than a foot of early September snowfall, grew to 158,300 acres, or about 247 square miles, on Wednesday, firefighting officials reported in an evening briefing."

2020-10-15 - Ambulance bursts into flame on US 60 near Diggins (Missouri):

Quote: "The fire occurred at Missouri State Highway O and U.S. Route 60. The ambulance was destroyed in the blaze, leaving the Ava Ambulance District with only four ambulances. The estimated losses were totaled at $350,000."

2020-10-15 - Climate disasters of 2020 in 50 photos:

2020-10-15 - Yacht explodes into flame on the South Fork New River, people blown into the water, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), 13 injured:

Note: This is the 1025th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-10-15 - Crane truck bursts into flame in Moabit (Germany):

2020-10-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM near Lowe's on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek (South Carolina):

2020-10-15 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Deland Monticello Road in Piatt County (Illinois):

2020-10-15 - Tractor bursts into flame in Sutcombe (Britain):

Note: These are the 1476th, 1477th, 1478th and 1479th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-10-15 - Truck bursts into flame on road in Rahway (New Jersey):

2020-10-15 - Campervan bursts into flame at 1:20 AM in Maltby (Britain):,camper-van-fire-at-maltby_36903.htm

2020-10-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-65 near Edinburgh (Kentucky):

2020-10-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at apartments on Keenlyside Street in East Elmwood (Canada):

2020-10-15 - Car bursts into flame at Dollar General in Dudley (North Carolina):

2020-10-15 - Car bursts into flame shortly before 1:50 AM on Parklands (street) in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2020-10-15 - Car bursts into flame on street in Maesycwmmer (Britain):

2020-10-15 - Auto shop damaged by fire on Burnet Avenue in Syracuse (New York):

2020-10-15 - Tire business heavily damaged by fire at 1:18 AM on Chandler Avenue in Glencoe (Minnesota):

2020-10-15 - Barn, farm equipment and hay destroyed by fire in Cloutierville (Louisiana), horse killed:

2020-10-15 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Cowper Drive in Camden South (Australia):

2020-10-15 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania):

2020-10-15 - Several businesses destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Cambie Street in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2020-10-15 - Vegetable farm devastated by huge fire in Lewiston (Australia):

2020-10-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on St. Clair Street in Racine (Wisconsin):

2020-10-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Niagara Avenue in the Ocean Beach area in coastal San Diego (California):

2020-10-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours on Arrow Lane in Clarksville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2020-10-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Lodge Terrace in Deltona (Florida):

2020-10-15 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2 AM on Sandringham Place in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-10-15 - Two vacant homes destroyed by fire on Prosperity Street in Jackson (Mississippi):

2020-10-15 - Vacant business burns in the wee hours on East Ft. Lowell Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2020-10-15 - Vacant nightclub burns near I-26 in Columbia (South Carolina):

2020-10-15 - Two men, 63 and 65, topple out of boat and die at Lums Pond State Park in Middletown (Delaware):

Quote: "According to Delaware State Police, a 63-year-old man and a 65-year-old man fell out of the boat for an unknown reason. A boater nearby attempted to rescue the victims but was unsuccessful."

2020-10-15 - Man, 39, slumps over dead in car outside store in Pontiac (Michigan):

Quote: "The caller told a 911 dispatched that the man did not appear to be breathing and was turning blue. Deputies and EMS arrived and attempted CPR, but the man was declared dead at the scene. OCSO investigators said a search of the vehicle did not reveal any signs of trauma or substance abuse."

2020-10-15 - Person found dead in Lake Havasu (Arizona):

2020-10-15 - Person found dead in canal in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-10-15 - Man, 56, drops dead at train station in coastal Richmond (California):

2020-10-15 - Man, 55, drops dead near gas station in Grand Traverse County (Michigan):

2020-10-15 - Man drops dead near Martin Luther King Boulevard and I-95 in Wilmington (Delaware):

2020-10-15 - Woman, 29, found dead near Bear Creek Pioneers Park in Harris County (Texas):

2020-10-15 - Man, 48, found dead on the banks of the Harricana River in Quebec (Canada):

2020-10-15 - Man found dead in the River Lagan in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2020-10-15 - Man, 25, has 'medical issue' and loses consciousness, car crashes into home, in Montesano (Washington):

Quote: "The 25-year-old male driver had a 'medical issue' and 'blacked out' before the vehicle went off the road, according to Montesano Police Chief Brett Vance."

2020-10-15 - Small plane crashes into parking lot in South Hill (Washington), engine failure:

2020-10-15 - Small plane makes emergency landing just south of Creston in Wayne County (Ohio), engine failure:

2020-10-15 - Tanker truck veers off road at 11:10 PM, overturns, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Brookman Road in Meadows (Australia), 1 killed:

2020-10-15 - Tractor trailer veers across median, crashed down embankment, lands in retention pond, in Milford (Pennsylvania), near the Delaware River:

Quote: "PA State Police, Blooming Grove, reported that the driver, a 45-year old male, may have lost control of the vehicle due to a medical issue."

Quote: "The big rig was traveling west on I-84 near Mile Marker 52 when the truck when over the center median and crossed the eastbound lanes. Soon after, the rig smashed through the guide rail off of the left shoulder of I-84 and went down a 60-foot embankment. At this time, the rug entered Route 6/209 which runs closely parallel to the interstate in this area. It crossed both lanes, entered the high school parking lot and hit both a light pole and a fence. The tractor trailer came to final rest in a retention pond."

2020-10-15 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-495 in Plainville (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2020-10-15 - Tractor trailer crashes into median just after 7 AM on I-95 in Newbury (Massachusetts):

2020-10-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into two homes, in St. Joseph (Missouri):

Quote: "A driver may have suffered a medical issue Thursday morning that caused him to crash into two homes, according to St Joseph police. Police said a man in his 20's was driving on Faraon around 7:30 a.m. when he suffered a medical issue and hit a car. His vehicle continued through a field and clipped a side of a home on the 300 block of Ryan's Way, before slamming into the side of a neighboring home, and landing in the garage."

2020-10-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, on Fisher Ferry Street in Thomasville (North Carolina):

2020-10-15 - Dog attacks and kills infant at Schofield Barracks (Hawaii):

2020-10-15 - Man's dog attacks and kills him in Tremelo (Belgium):

2020-10-15 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures couple and dogs in coastal San Diego (California):

2020-10-15 - Sinkhole swallows chunk of street in coastal Alexandria (Egypt):

2020-10-15 - Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms:

2020-10-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), 12+ killed:

2020-10-15 - Huge waterspout on Lake Superior rolls ashore and hits home in Batchawana (Canada):

2020-10-15 - Threat from explosive space junk is increasing, warns ESA in worrying report:

2020-10-15 - Half of all American workers made less than $35k last year:


  1. Another witty Skully & Molder today, Jonny! May ye-all have a splendid week-enn.

    How 'bout dem two ol' guys fallin' outta-ther boat?! A-haw-haw, muss-a-bin drankin' tillay got woozy ah-reckin'! A-hurl!

    Glad nobody was hurt in-at-dare am-ba-lance fahr. Why-day mighta-hadda cawl a amba . . . .

    Dogs attack humans, bees attack dogs, and human activity is killing the bees! It's a LOOP, i teh-yeh!

    Saturday, 17 October 2020
    OUR ENVIRONMENT IS COLLAPSING JUST AS SEVERELY AS OUR SOCIETY: We are beginning to see certain areas of the world becoming impossible to live in, areas which for years have been heavily populated are now for certain parts of the year at least "unlivable."

    We are beginning to see certain areas of the world becoming impossible to live in, areas which for years have been heavily populated are now for certain parts of the year at least "unlivable."

    I'm thinking of the entire eastern coastline of Australia earlier this year when 3 billion animals were killed or injured, almost 25% of temperate forestry lost and 60% of Australian summer crop production. Many people died, thousands of houses and businesses lost as drought, unprecedented heat and tinder-dry conditions sparked the biggest wildfire season by a country mile for the Aussie people.

    The same happened in Washington State, Oregon, California and parts of Colorado this year. Unlivable. The entire western coast covered in cancer-causing smog, what effects this smoke carrying toxic PM2.5 will have on the folks in later years is yet to be known but it can't be good.

    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season has been unlivable to people in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Lousiana a metropolitan area has been hit 7 times so far. Unlivable.
    [more; a long, important read]

    Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

    Heavy rains affecting parts of India over the past 7 days claimed at least 47 lives in Maharashtra and 50 in Telangana. In Maharashtra alone, more than 900 000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of crops have been damaged across state. [more]

    Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate

    We don’t know exactly when Krakatoa will next erupt, or if any future eruptions will match those of 1883 or even 2018. That’s a question for volcanologists. But we should do what we can to prepare for the worst. [more; yeah - MOVE, NOW!]

    Solar Minimum increases atmospheric radiation by +15%, reaching a 5-year high!

    Atmospheric radiation is near a 5-year high. [more; see graph]

    Large sinkhole swallows section of busy street in Alexandria, Egypt [~ 1 min. video]

    Floods cause fatality and prompt evacuations in Slovakia after days of heavy rainfall [2 videos]

    'Awesome' waterspout filmed near Mackinac Bridge, Michigan [short video]

    'Three suns' appear in the sky of China's northernmost city

    The optical illusion lasted three hours this morning in Mohe, the country's northernmost city near the Russian border.

    The spectacle is caused by a natural phenomenon known as 'sun dogs' and rarely happens in China, according to experts. [more]

    [2nd section follows]

  2. Saturday, 17 October 2020
    Waves of up to 5 metres forecast in Russian Arctic

    Strong waves forecast from the Chuckchi to the Laptev seas [~ 30 sec. video]

    The internet of things is no longer a conspiracy theory

    Hackers are in your home and they are entering through your smart devices

    In terms of security, the world of IoT products is largely unregulated and open to massive and relentless abuses. John Moor, chief operating officer of the IoT Security Foundation, which campaigns for greater oversight of product standards and security, says it is unlikely that there will ever be internationally agreed standards on just how safe products should be.

    it is worth considering that all IoT devices come with a trade-off between privacy, security and convenience. Only you can decide whether that trade-off is worth it. [more]

    Winter might not feel like winter in the South this year, forecasters say

    [this will have implications for tree health]

    Experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a 60% chance of hotter than average temperatures for most of the southern U.S., spanning from South Carolina through to Arizona.

    “The greatest chances for warmer-than-normal conditions extend across the Southern tier of the U.S. from the Southwest, across the Gulf states, and into the Southeast,” according to an NOAA release, explaining the agency’s predictions for December through February.

    With an 80% chance of higher temperatures, the most intense heat is expected to cover southwest Texas and the bottom third of New Mexico.

    Two bands of relatively milder temperatures cut across the middle of the country.

    There’s a 50% likelihood of temperatures higher than typical winter weather spanning from North Carolina, through the lower Midwest, and all the way to California.

    The unusual weather is due to La NiƱa, according to the NOAA.

    While the South will likely be warmer and drier, the northern part of the country will trend in the opposite direction.

    All of Florida, most of Texas, and much of Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona face a 50% chance of drier conditions.

    Chances of rain are slightly better across the rest of the South and lower Midwest. [more]

    Illegally raised deer gores woman out walking her dog, Colorado officials say

    A deer that was allegedly illegally raised by humans attacked and seriously injured a Colorado woman, officials said.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday that a woman was walking her dog on a wooded path near her home when a young buck attacked and seriously injured her. [more]

    [food insecurity is becoming a big issue]
    Storms, Covid Raise Fear of Worst North Korea Famine Since 1990s

    Three destructive typhoons, U.S.-backed sanctions and the global pandemic are fueling concern that North Korea’s 26 million people could slip back into the devastating food shortages the country faced during the rule of Kim Jong Un’s father in the 1990s. [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. Sweden considers 'local lockdowns' in shift in coronavirus strategy

    Sweden's public health agency will this week start working with regions battling the worst coronavirus outbreaks to bring in local restrictions, as the country toughens its approach to ward off a resurgence in infections.

    The rules, which come into force on Monday, empower regional health authorities to instruct citizens to avoid shopping centres, museums, libraries, swimming pools, gyms, sports training, sports matches, and concerts.

    It also empowers them, in consultation with the agency, to instruct people to avoid public transport or to avoid visiting the elderly and others in risk groups. [more]

    Trump calls New York coronavirus shutdown 'a mess' as some doctors oppose massive lockdowns

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reimposed business shutdowns in parts of Queens and Brooklyn because of a spike in new coronavirus cases.

    As the U.S. faces new infections in at least 30 states, governors continue to weigh the impact of shutdowns against the need to keep residents safe.

    President Trump reasserted his opposition to such measures at a televised town hall on Thursday night, singling out Cuomo’s shutdowns as “a mess” with a “lockdown like you’ve never seen.”

    “The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself,” said Trump at Thursday’s town hall. “You can’t let this continue to go on with the lockdowns.”

    Some members of the medical community are also voicing their opposition to reverting back to full shutdowns. [more]

    U.S. to carry out first federal execution of a woman in seven decades

    The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in almost 70 years, setting a Dec. 8 date to put to death Lisa Montgomery, convicted of a 2004 murder.

    Montgomery, who was found guilty of strangling a pregnant woman in Missouri, will be executed by lethal injection at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, the department said in a statement. [more]

    Coronavirus exposure risk on airplanes very low, U.S. defense study finds

    The risk of exposure to the coronavirus on flights is very low, a U.S. Department of Defense study released on Thursday found, a positive sign for the airline industry as it tries to rebound from the pandemic's crushing effect on travel.

    When a seated passenger is wearing a mask, an average 0.003% of air particles within the breathing zone around a person's head are infectious, even when every seat is occupied, it found. [more]

    Frozen food package polluted by living coronavirus could cause infection, China's CDC says

    China's disease control authority said on Saturday that contact with frozen food packaging contaminated by living new coronavirus could cause infection.

    The conclusion came as the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected and isolated living coronavirus on the outer packaging of frozen cod during efforts to trace the virus in an outbreak reported last week in the city of Qingdao, the agency said on its website.

    The finding, a world first, suggests it is possible for the virus to be conveyed over long distances via frozen goods, it said. [more]

    Philippines Probes Ship Virus Outbreaks to Avoid Ban on Mariners
    [nah-why would a baseball team have to worry 'bout dat?]

    The Philippines is investigating Covid-19 outbreaks on ships that changed crews in Manila in a bid to avoid a ban on Filipino seafarers. [more; oh]

    [4th part next]

  4. Justin Trudeau: Canada-US border will stay closed until America gets COVID-19 under control

    Don't bet on the U.S.-Canadian border reopening after the closure agreement expires Oct. 21.

    In an interview Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country is committed to keeping the border closed until the United States gets control of COVID-19.

    [in water war news]
    Farmers seize Mexico dam in protest of water payments to the U.S. [~ 4.5 min. news video]

    Farmers in Mexico's Chihuahua state are protesting water payments to the U.S. amid a drought. They say they've been left without enough water for their crops. Last month they seized control of La Boquilla Dam in protest. Natalie Kitroeff is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. She joined CBSN to discuss the ongoing fight over water.

    [from No Surprise News]
    Manufacturing Output in U.S. Unexpectedly Declined in September

    U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly declined in September, the first decrease in five months, pointing to a setback for factories as the pandemic drags on.

    The 0.3% drop in output at factories followed an upwardly revised 1.2% gain in August, Federal Reserve data showed Friday. Economists projected a 0.6% increase, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists. Total industrial production, which also includes mines and utilities, decreased 0.6% in September. [more]

    [5th comment awaits]

  5. Shadow Government Statistics

    G E N E R A L .. H E A D L I N E S .. - Pandemic-Driven U.S. Economic Collapse Continues in a Hardening, Protracted “L”-Shaped Recovery

    - Panicked, Unlimited Federal Reserve Money Creation and Federal Government Deficit Spending Continue and Have Begun to Trigger Major Domestic Inflation

    L A T E S T .. Good News - Annual Decline in the September 2020 Cass Freight Index® Narrowed Sharply; Pace of Downturn in the 12-Month Moving Average Decelerated (October 18th,, see detail at The year-to-year decline in the September Cass Freight Index® narrowed to 1.8% (-1.8%), from 7.6% (-7.6%) in August and from its May 2020 cycle trough of -23.6% (-23.6%). At the same time, the 12-month moving average of the Index appears close to bottoming out. Those year-to-year and 12-month-moving-average metrics neutralize seasonality in this unadjusted series. Both measures turned negative in December 2018, as excessive FOMC tightening was driving the economy into a downturn. With both measures close to reversing their recession signals, circumstances suggest the pandemic collapsed economy could be bottoming out. ShadowStats regularly follows and analyzes the Cass Index as a highest-quality coincident and leading indicator of underlying economic reality. We thank Cass for their permission to graph and to use their numbers in our Commentaries.

    (October 16) A Pattern of Deepening Annual Decline in Industrial Production (October 16th, Federal Reserve Board - FRB). In context of upside revisions to Manufacturing and Mining in the prior two months, September 2020 Industrial Production declined by 0.63% (-0.63%) in the month, following revised monthly gains of 0.44% [previously 0.36%] and 4.19% [previously 3.53%] in August and July. That said, the continuing decline in aggregate year-to-year activity deepened for the third month, from 6.77% (-6.77%) in July 2020, to 7.01% (-7.01%) in August and to 7.28% (-7.28%) in September, reflecting a hardening “L”-shaped recovery.

    (October 16) September 2020 Real Retail Sales Boom Continues to Run Counter to Related Activity in Payrolls and Production (Census Bureau).

    (October 15) Annual Growth Increased in the Still Disrupted Reporting of Unadjusted Weekly New Claims for Unemployment Insurance (Week Ended October 10), Following Upwardly Revised Claims in the Prior Week (Department of Labor - DOL). [more]

    Thanksgiving would be the earliest a COVID-19 vaccine could arrive, Pfizer says

    An open letter from the frontrunner COVID-19 vaccine producer published Friday ends any expectations a vaccine might be available before Election Day.

    Pfizer Inc. CEO Albert Bourla's letter says the earliest the company could apply for authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine is the third week of November. [more; KEEP IT!]