Monday, July 16, 2018

Event Update For 2018-07-15

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

2018-07-15 - Copper mine hit by deadly fire at 1:25 AM in Limpopo (South Africa), 5 killed:

2018-07-15 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in South Bend (Indiana):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at school in Haverstraw (New York), 700 feet from the Hudson River:

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at 2:52 AM while parked at home in coastal Brewster (Massachusetts):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at 3:50 AM while parked at home in Racine (Wisconsin):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in coastal Santa Cruz (California):

2018-07-15 - Wildfire grows to 4,310 acres near Yosemite National Park (California):

2018-07-15 - Heatwave bakes Sweden:

2018-07-15 - Australia's worst drought in 116 years is decimating animals and livestock:

2018-07-15 - Volcano Agung erupts again on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2018-07-15 - Duplex destroyed by explosion in the wee hours, nearby homes damaged, in Guymon (Oklahoma), nobody there:

Quote: "A home explosion rocked Guymon in the early hours of the morning on Sunday. According to the Guymon Daily Herald, the explosion happened near NE 1st Street, destroying a duplex home and damaging other nearby homes."

Note: This is the 175th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-07-15 - Boat bursts into flame at 7 AM at marina in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2018-07-15 - Boat, ATV, snowmobile, lawn mower and barn destroyed by fire in Norway Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The structure and its contents — which included the lawn mower, a boat, a snowmobile and a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle — were destroyed, Bal said."

Note: These are the 647th and 648th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near bridge between Delhi and Haridwar (India):

Note: This is the 431st bus to burn in 2018...

2018-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Hamblen County (Tennessee):

2018-07-15 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame near Selvitz Road in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2018-07-15 - Semi tractor bursts into flame in coastal Boyne Island (Australia):

2018-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on the A9 near coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2018-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A371 outside Cheddar (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Tractor (combine), hay and straw go up in flames on Lodmore Lane in Burleydam (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, in Norton (Britain), other fires too:

2018-07-15 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, near Brand Lane in Sprotbrough (Britain):,seven-acres-of-farmland-engulfed-in-fire_27915.htm

Note: These are the 1475th, 1476th, 1477th, 1478th, 1479th, 1480th, 1481st and 1482nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-15 - Dump truck bursts into flame at 7:30 AM near business in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-07-15 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 470 in Littleton (Colorado):

2018-07-15 - RV bursts into flame on I-55 in Montgomery County (Mississippi):

Note: These are the 323rd and 324th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 in Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 in Anderson County (South Carolina):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on road near the China Creek Marina near Port Alberni (Canada):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on Marsh Road in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 near Newbury Park (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on Park Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Park Avenue, Princes Avenue, Hull. Sun 15 Jul 2018 21:53 (No:14739) Car fire, one hose reel and one BA in use. Battery isolated by Fire Service. Incident left with Police."

2018-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M20 in Maidstone (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 6 near Kane (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-15 - Two motorcycles go up in flames on Silver Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Cygnet Drive in Brookside, Telford (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Hoverboard bursts into flame at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Weber (Utah):

2018-07-15 - Car(s) and three garages destroyed by fire at apartments in Wilsonville (Oregon):

Quote: "Bummer for residents who lost bikes, car, valuables, other belongings when three garages at an apartment complex went up in flames this afternoon in Wilsonville..."

2018-07-15 - Barn destroyed by massive fire near Abingdon (Virginia):

2018-07-15 - Barn destroyed by fire near Dorchester (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Wildfire grows to 2,400 acres near Wenatchee (Washington):

2018-07-15 - Commercial building damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in West Warwick (Rhode Island), near the coast:

Quote: "The fire happened near the truck bays."

2018-07-15 - Construction business destroyed by fire on Moor Road in Hunslet, Leeds (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2018-07-15 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 11:40 PM in Danville (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-07-15 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire before 7 AM in Harlan County (Kentucky):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM on Seaward Way in coastal Eastham (Massachusetts):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11 PM in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM in coastal Edmonds (Washington):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 4 AM in coastal Aiea (Hawaii):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, in Davison Township (Michigan):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2018-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:29 AM in Durham (North Carolina):

2018-07-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Wakefield Road in Hollis (Maine), nobody there:

2018-07-15 - Home destroyed by fire in Gardendale (Alabama), 1 injured:

2018-07-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Alexandria (Virginia):

2018-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 12 injured:

2018-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):

2018-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 5 AM in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Norcross (Georgia):

2018-07-15 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in Chateaugay (New York):

2018-07-15 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2018-07-15 - Deadly fire burns home just before 11 PM in Fayetteville (Arkansas):

2018-07-15 - Three young men found dead in resort hotel in coastal Odessa (Ukraine):

2018-07-15 - Three boys found dead in the Sirhind Canal near Gobindpura (India):

2018-07-15 - Infant found dead at home in Mayfield (Kentucky):

2018-07-15 - Woman, 56, found dead in swimming pool in Pikeville (Kentucky):

2018-07-15 - Man, 35, dies in swimming pool at home in Wichita (Kansas):

2018-07-15 - Boy, 6, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-07-15 - Man, 70, has heart attack and dies in wave pool at Walt Disney World in Orlando (Florida):

2018-07-15 - Firefighter, man, 38, drops dead at home in Covington (Ohio):

2018-07-15 - Person found dead near Hemenway Landing in coastal Eastham (Massachusetts):

2018-07-15 - Man found dead next to his boat in the Chowan River near Tyner (North Carolina):

2018-07-15 - Woman, 59, found dead in gully near her home in Billings (Montana):

2018-07-15 - Man falls down, hits head on the ground and dies, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-07-15 - Woman found dead in canal near the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden (Utah):

2018-07-15 - Man, 35, former NHL goalie, dies in Lake Ontario just after 6 AM in Hamilton (Canada):

2018-07-15 - Person found dead in submerged pickup truck in the Marokopa River in King Country (New Zealand):

2018-07-15 - Man, 39, dies in the water at beach during swimming portion of triathlon in coastal Port Dickson (Malaysia):

Quote: "Port Dickson district police deputy chief DSP Mohd Faisal Mohd Noor in a statement here said the incident took place when the victim identified as Tharm Wei Wong from Penang was performing the swimming routine at the Port Dickson beach."

2018-07-15 - Woman, student pastor, collapses at pulpit, dies shortly later, in Abetifi (Ghana):

Quote: "The Public Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Rev. George Larbi who confirmed the sad incident in an interview said the death of Dinah has come as a shock to many as she prior to her death looked very health and showed no sign of ill health."

2018-07-15 - Man, 56, found dead in water tank at home in East of Kailash, New Delhi (India):

2018-07-15 - College student, man, 19, found dead in lake between Ciudad Real and Albacete (Spain):

2018-07-15 - Person found dead on beach near coastal Beaumaris (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Woman, 49, found dead at home near the River Thames in coastal London (Britain):

Note: First link has some pics. One of them is the last Instagram post she made, where she was sitting next to a swimming pool...

2018-07-15 - Man found dead in the River Dee in Saltney Ferry (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Man, 48, crew member, has chest pains on tanker ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man off the 'Ance' approximately 14 miles south of Galveston, Texas, on July 14, 2018. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the tanker for the medevac of a crewmember who was reportedly suffering from chest pains."

2018-07-15 - Man has 'medical episode', car veers off road and crashes, in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say the man lost control of the car before leaving the roadway, and investigators believe he suffered a medical episode before the crash."

2018-07-15 - Man has 'medical issue', car crashes into utility pole, blackouts ensue, in Jenks (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officers say they think the driver had a medical issue, which caused him to crash his car. He was transported to a nearby hospital."

2018-07-15 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Wichita (Kansas), hydraulic problem:

2018-07-15 - Small plane crashes near airport in coastal La Porte (Texas), 2 killed:

2018-07-15 - Helicopter crashes into field in Franklin (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-07-15 - Cargo ship and tanker ship collide, cargo ship sinks, near coastal Shanghai (China), 10 missing:

2018-07-15 - Passenger bus, tractor trailer, pickup truck and car crash at 2:30 AM on I-25 near Bernalillo (New Mexico), 3 killed, 22+ injured:

2018-07-15 - RV blows tire, crashes into apartment building, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-07-15 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes down embankment, in Aiken County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "The coroner says it's not clear if he died from the wreck or from a medical episode."

2018-07-15 - Car slams into tractor trailer at 4 AM on I-35 in Austin (Texas), 3 injured:

2018-07-15 - Car and RV collide head-on near Colton (Oregon), 2 killed:

2018-07-15 - Car veers off road at 2:45 AM, hits pole, in Bridgeport Township (Michigan), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-07-15 - Car veers off road at 3:13 AM, hits tree, in Beaufort County (South Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-15 - Car veers off road, hits tree, near coastal Tusket (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "That's one of the things the medical examiner's office will be assisting with the investigation to determine if a medical emergency had taken place prior to the collision."

2018-07-15 - Car veers off road, hits pole, pole falls on two more cars, fire erupts, in Wynwood area in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-07-15 - Car overturns near Upper San Leandro Reservoir (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into culvert, on I-79 in Findley Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-15 - Naked man, 34, talks crazy, tries to enter home, in Omaha (Nebraska):

Quote: "She said she remembers Bailey saying crazy things to her while trying to break in. 'I know who you are he said, you're the slave master. He had no clothes on,' said Connolley."

2018-07-15 - Dog attacks and seriously injures 6-year-old girl in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-07-15 - Three dogs attack bicyclists in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-07-15 - Building collapses and kills boy in Buduburam (Ghana):

2018-07-15 - Home partially collapses on Mount Pleasant Road in Redditch (Britain):

2018-07-15 - Girl has 'medical episode' and collapses at shopping center in Stone, Kent (Britain):

2018-07-15 - New tiny island of lava forms off Hawaii island:

2018-07-15 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen:

2018-07-15 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Odisha (India):

2018-07-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit San Antonio (New Mexico):

2018-07-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Fremont and Custer Counties (Colorado):

2018-07-15 - Dust storm closes I-10 at the border of Arizona and New Mexico:

2018-07-15 - Federal judge gives green light to allow expert witnesses to testify that Roundup causes cancer:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, all readers of JJFH.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.16.18 At least six dead, 1,500 hospitalized as heat wave hits Japan [~ 32 min. video]

    How rising seas could cause your next internet outage

    The internet seems magical and intangible sometimes. But the reality is, you rely on physical, concrete objects — like giant data centers and miles of underground cables — to stay connected.
    All that infrastructure is at risk of being submerged. In just 15 years, roughly 4,000 miles of fiber-optic cables in U.S. coastal cities could go underwater, potentially causing internet outages.

    In New York City, about 20 percent of fibers distributed throughout the city are predicted to flood within 15 years–along with 32 percent of the fibers that connect the metropolis to other cities and 43 data centers. The research suggests that Seattle and Miami are especially vulnerable, along with many coastal areas.

    On top of that, much of the internet’s physical infrastructure is aging. Paul Barford says a lot of it was designed to last only a few decades and is now nearing the end of its lifespan.
    [more; like with nuclear power plants]

    Five-foot "meteotsunami" strikes Spanish resorts in Majorca and Menorca causing chaos flooding bars and covering beachside roads (video)

    Latest radiation count from Alaskan waters shows halibut and all salmon measure higher levels of radiation than previous years

    Just a quick update on the seafood radiation issue in Alaska. Today I checked red (Sockeye) salmon and halibut. The halibut is showing higher levels of radiation than the red salmon. But at this time, the red salmon, which should be in our rivers in abundance, are so far, very low in their return numbers. Are they just late or are they dead?

    It has been my experience that the red salmon have read lower for radiation than the pinks (Humpback/Humpy), kings (Chinook), silvers (Coho) and Chum salmon. I believe this is due to the fact the red salmon are a vegetarian salmon.

    The radiation level for the red salmon and halibut are higher than in previous years. I will do my best to keep you posted throughout the summer and I encourage everyone to NOT eat seafood.

    Bill started measuring the radiation level of fish two years after the Fukushima disaster in 2011

    By the second year after the Fukushima incident, all the salmon he scanned read radioactive.

    He had seen a steady increase in radiation levels of salmon through last year with not one salmon failing to register some contamination.

    Last year he checked halibut which came from local waters.
    They, too, registered radiation. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Sucking carbon out of the air won’t solve climate change

    Can Carbon Farming Reverse Climate Change? [NO!]

    [all kinds of "feel good" talk, but it's not going to help]

    there’s quite a bit skepticism as to whether carbon farming can actually create a significant, worthwhile impact on greenhouse gas remediation if we can’t scale upward. [more]

    The Trade War Is Already Having A Huge Impact On The U.S. Economy

    The trade war has barely just begun, and yet significant ripple effects are already being felt all across the U.S. economy. Once thriving businesses are on the verge of failure, workers are being laid off, and some sectors of the economy are witnessing enormous price hikes.

    U.S. consumers are already stretched to the max, and they will not be able to easily absorb these price increases.

    Meanwhile, farm incomes all across the interior of the country are going to be absolutely devastated by this trade war.

    The longer it lasts, the worse things will get, and ultimately it could tip the U.S. economy into the worst recession that any of us have ever experienced. [more]

    Cape Town’s harrowing journey to the brink of water catastrophe

    This is what a water panic looks like in a major global city.

    People hoard water. They queue for hours, well into the night, to fill jugs at natural springs. Like mad Christmas shoppers, they clear supermarkets of bottled water. They descend on stockers before they can fill the shelves.

    Restaurants, malls, and offices shut off bathroom faucets and install hand sanitizer dispensers. [more]

    The Biggest Bubble In The History Of Mankind. Is Imploding...

    Entering the Q2 peak earnings buyback blackout period, a confluence of factors are now coalescing to create a no bid market. That way, gamblers can learn how much profit they made from the tax cut, while losing it all in the casino...

    In a fitting measure of how stoned gamblers are right now, I noticed that pot stocks tend to lead the rest of the market [more]

    The West is burning

    Wildfires across California have burned more than twice the five-year average so far this year, as of July 1

    The heat is breaking temperature records coast-to-coast, drought covers half of the country, and — sure enough — wildfires are already enveloping the West. More than 30 large fires are burning in 12 states right now. [more]

    Swarming bees stung California woman hundreds of times — then went for her rescuers world/national/article214983525.html

    The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

    Two firefighters were also attacked by the bees as they sprayed the insects with the extinguisher, resulting in multiple bee stings.

    The two injured firefighters were hospitalized, as well, and are in stable condition, fire officials said. [more]

  3. Very good D'mitry Orlov post today called "Newsflash! World War III Finally Over!"

    I would subtitle it, "Geopolitically the West is So Fucked".

  4. Thanks for that, Mike (and apt subtitle). [and on that note]

    What sanctions? Financial Times reports Russia to invest $50bn in Iran's oil & gas

    Moscow and Tehran are expanding economic cooperation, with Russia planning multi-billion dollar investments in Iran's energy sector. The move comes as major Western firms are pulling out of Iran amid the threat of US sanctions. [more; thanks, U.S.]

    Italy may become first EU nation to lift anti-Russian sanctions

    "In our opinion, sanctions don't benefit anyone, including the Italian economy. During this year in Brussels we will raise the issue of reviewing such an ineffective policy," Salvini said.

    He added that Italy has "already returned to good relations with Russia on the issues of culture, trade, industry and security."
    [more; where's the U.S. in all this? oh, yeah, sittin' it out]

    Putin: Helsinki summit with Trump went better than expected, Trump is competent man who listens but stands his ground

    "I did not hold my expectations high, since it's our first meaningful meeting. It was designed to have a warm-up nature, so that we can have more concrete talks in the future," Putin told Channel One Russia late on Monday. "But it turned out different, our discussion proved to be really thoughtful."

    The two leaders agreed to undertake joint efforts on fixing several outstanding problems, namely the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the issue of displaced people in Syria. On Ukraine, Russia and the US came up with "several new ideas," which are set to be discussed at "expert level," Putin revealed. [more]

    Stunning video of wildfire turning into huge firenado then into waterspout along Colorado River in California

    The brush fire turned into a 'firenado' and then the winds moved over the river and formed a waterspout. [more; ~ 2.5 min. video]

    [more below]

  5. Deadly floods in Aboisso, Côte d'Ivoire

    Major flooding strikes 2 states of Nigeria with 48 people dead

    Update, 17 July 2018:

    The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has confirmed that 48 people have now died in the flooding in Jibia local government area of Katsina State. Twnety people are still missing.

    "This is the worst natural disaster I have ever witnessed in my life. I believe this is the worst ever seen in the state," the governor said. [more, incl. several videos]

    Lightning killed man as he mowed his lawn in Fayette County, Tennessee

    Darrell Hoskins was on his lawn mower when a lightning bolt struck a nearby tree, arched, and hit him. [more]

    Wildfire the size of 50 football pitches breaks out in "tinder dry" New Forest, UK

    Firefighters spent the night tackling a gorse fire across more than 85 acres of land in the New Forest. [more]

    Trump administration deletes 20 years of critical online medical guidelines – “There is nothing else like it in the world”

    The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for doctors, researchers and others in the medical community.

    Maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the database is known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse [NGC], and it’s scheduled to “go dark,” in the words of an official there, on 16 July 2018. [The site is gone. You can see it as it was before Trump’s antiscience forces deleted it at National Guideline Clearinghouse. –Des]

    Medical guidelines like those compiled by AHRQ aren’t something laypeople spend much time thinking about, but experts like Valerie King, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of Research at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University, said the NGC is perhaps the most important repository of evidence-based research available. [more]

    FEMA admits shortcomings in 2017 hurricane response

    [yeah, AFTER they were called out on it!]

    Orcas of the Pacific Northwest are starving and disappearing – “It’s an ecosystem-wide problem”

    For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest.
    Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods named J, K, and L. But most recently, the number of orcas here has dwindled to just 75, a 30-year-low in what seems to be an inexorable, perplexing decline. [more; heading for extinction]

  6. Liver cancer death rate in U.S. rose 43 percent in 16 years

    Death rates from liver cancer increased 43 percent for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.

    Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. [more]

    Wildfires in the U.S. are getting bigger

    3,362,431 acres have already burned to date in 2018 — an area a little smaller than the state of Connecticut. That’s 4 percent more than the 10-year average for this time of year, despite the fact that the actual number of fires is about 6.7 percent less than the 10-year average. [more]

    Three dead after planes crash midair over the Everglades

    [they think it was to training planes with students . .. ]

    South San Jose wildfire update: Firefighters make fast progress on 22-acre blaze