Thursday, November 29, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-28

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

2018-11-28 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 19 cars burn, on Severn Road in coastal Hallen (Britain), 1000 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A total of 19 cars were destroyed by the fire on the site. The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental."

2018-11-28 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in Center City area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-28 - Recycling center hit by fire just after 7 AM, large pile of wood burns, in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in coastal Redmond (Washington):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a home off Northeast 114th Way in Redmond to find heavy smoke coming from the garage with a car on fire."

2018-11-28 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 1:42 AM on Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

Quote: "A local woman’s home was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, less than three years after her home at the same site was destroyed by catastrophic flooding at Lake of the Ozarks."

Note: Don't tell me people are still parking vehicles in attached garages!

2018-11-28 - A conversation with Peter Wadhams on Arctic Sea ice loss:

2018-11-28 - Volcano Fuego continues erupting in Guatemala:

2018-11-28 - Mysterious seismic waves rippled around the planet on November 11:

Quote: "'I don't think I've seen anything like it,' says Göran Ekström, a seismologist at Columbia University who specializes in unusual earthquakes. The waves are similar to those typically seen after large earthquakes, which are known to travel great distances – but, no such earthquake took place."

2018-11-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Sydney residents are being urged to 'batten down the hatches' as torrential rain floods the city. The New South Wales capital received over 100mm of rain in mere hours on Wednesday morning, around 20mm more than the usual average for the whole of November."

Quote: "Transport bosses have implored Sydneysiders to 'leave work early' to avoid what is set to be a horror commute home following the largest November storm for more than three decades. Flooded tracks, roads and underpasses as well as fallen trees have led to the closure of the entire light rail system and some trains on the north shore."

2018-11-28 - Fishing ship 'Astrid Sofie' bursts into flame near coastal Røvær (Norway):

Quote: "The 'Astrid Sofie - VA-50-LS' , 430 gt, caught fire off Røvær in North-Rogaland on Nov 28, 2018, at 4.56 p.m. with a crew of six on board. After issuing a Mayday call they deployed a life raft due to the rapidly spreading fire, which has broken out in a technical room, but they had trouble getting it ready. "

Note: This is the 1116th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-28 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 6:40 AM on the A419 near Swindon (Britain):

Note: This is the 686th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-11-28 - Crane truck bursts into flame on the A28 near Zwolle (Netherlands):

Quote: "The A28 is expected to be closed for several hours in the direction of Zwolle, because on Wednesday a crane truck was on fire."

2018-11-28 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Abuja (Nigeria):

2018-11-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame twice on I-81 in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2018-11-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 19 near Roan Mountain (Tennessee):

2018-11-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 in Tolland (Connecticut):

2018-11-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Marshall (Texas):

2018-11-28 - Tractor, pickup truck, skid loader and barn destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM near Berryville (Virginia), some animals killed:

Quote: "The one-floor barn stored vehicles including a pickup truck, skid loader and tractor. The burned-out vehicles and equipment fell into the barn basement when the first floor collapsed."

2018-11-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A7 near Bad Hersfeld (Germany):

Note: These are the 2508th, 2509th, 2510th, 2511th, 2512th, 2513th, 2514th and 2515th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-28 - Heavy truck bursts into flame just before 6 AM on street in Seremban (Malaysia):

2018-11-28 - Two RVs destroyed by fire while parked at Lake Meadows Mobile Home and RV Park north of Bolivar (Missouri):

Note: These are the 496th and 497th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-28 - Campervan bursts into flame on Convamore Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Convamore Road, Patrick Street, Grimsby. Wed 28 Nov 2018 19:38 (No:26707) Camper van on fire. One hose reel, one BA. In use."

2018-11-28 - Van bursts into flame on road in Kutruppadi (India):

2018-11-28 - Van bursts into flame on Gladys Road in Smethwick (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Van bursts into flame on the A20 in Harrietsham (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Van bursts into flame on the A49 near Shrewsbury (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Minivan bursts into flame on road near La Broquerie (Canada):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame at 7:20 AM on Highway 63 in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame just after 7 PM on Providence Road in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame on Delaware Avenue near Delaware Park in Buffalo (New York):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame on the B3344 near Harcombe Cross, Chudleigh (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame on Oxford Road in Denham (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Car bursts into flame on the A249 near Danaway (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-55 in Scott County (Missouri):

2018-11-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M62 near Warrington (Britain):

2018-11-28 - Motorcycle bursts into flame in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Scunthorpe. Wed 28 Nov 2018 18:47 (No:26701) Motorcycle involved in fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2018-11-28 - Minivan and garage destroyed by fire at home in Jasper (Indiana):

Quote: "Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said a passerby reported the fire in the metal garage that contained a family’s minivan and tools. The structure and its contents were a total loss, according to Hochgesang, who estimated the building’s value at $30,000."

2018-11-28 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in Billings (Montana):

2018-11-28 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3 AM in coastal Olympia (Washington):

2018-11-28 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Dallas (North Carolina):

2018-11-28 - Barn destroyed by fire on Crippled Creek Road in Carter County (Tennessee), 3 horses killed:

2018-11-28 - Barn destroyed by fire near coastal Fraserburgh (Scotland):

2018-11-28 - Lumber and supply business destroyed by fire in Haleyville (Alabama):

2018-11-28 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on road in Houston (Texas):

2018-11-28 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Barrows (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2018-11-28 - Home damaged by fire at 12:35 AM in coastal Port St. John (Florida):

2018-11-28 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Binnacle Drive in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-11-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Charleston Avenue in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-11-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-11-28 - Home destroyed by fire on Perrin Creek in Gloucester County (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-11-28 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 2:30 AM in Houston (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-11-28 - Home destroyed by fire on Winding Trail in Indian Trail (North Carolina):

2018-11-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Flat Shoals Road in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2018-11-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-11-28 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in coastal Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):

2018-11-28 - Deadly fire destroys home just before 2 AM near Logansport (Indiana), 6 killed, 2 injured:

2018-11-28 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:20 AM in coastal Little River (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-11-28 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Georgetown (South Carolina), 1 killed:

Note: Above two deadly fires were about 52 miles apart as the gas blows...

2018-11-28 - Vacant home destroyed by fire, two adjacent homes damaged, in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-11-28 - Pygmy killer whale washes up dead in Rawene (New Zealand):

2018-11-28 - For the third year in a row - and each year gets earlier - bats are dropping dead from trees due to heat in parts of Australia:

2018-11-28 - Two men, both 32, go out on canoe, both found dead in Eastman Lake in Shasta County (California):

2018-11-28 - College student, man, sophomore, found dead in dorm room at university in Evanston (Illinois):

2018-11-28 - Police detective, man, has 'medical emergency' at police headquarters, dies shortly later, in coastal Miami Beach (Florida):

Quote: "28-year veteran of the Miami Beach Police Department died Wednesday morning after a 'medical emergency.'"

2018-11-28 - Man in his 20s drives off boat ramp and dies in SUV in Lake Austin in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Divers with Austin Police found a man's body around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after an SUV went into Lake Austin. Austin Police say the driver drove off a boat ramp near the Pennybacker Bridge. Emergency dispatchers got the call from a witness Tuesday evening around 10:58 p.m. The witness told dispatchers that a vehicle went into the water with one person inside and that the person was flailing around it."

Note: Flailing around - might have been having a seizure and spazzing out...

2018-11-28 - Man, 69, has 'medical event' while driving, car hits tree, man dies of medical event, in coastal Sequim (Washington):

Quote: "A Sequim man died of a medical event that had caused him to veer off Lost Mountain Road and hit a tree. Roger L. Runion, 69, died at Olympic Medical Center of the medical event that prompted the crash just before noon Wednesday, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday."

2018-11-28 - Man in his 50s drops dead beneath overpass in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-11-28 - Woman, 57, found dead near her car in Lake County (Minnesota):

2018-11-28 - Man found dead near train station in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-11-28 - Woman, 30, found dead in clothing donation box in Petaluma (California):

2018-11-28 - Woman, 30 to 40, found dead on the shore of Lake Ontario in Toronto (Canada):

2018-11-28 - Man, 80, loses conscious after entering the water, dies shortly later, in the Cayman Islands:

Quote: "An 80-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands on vacation from the United States died Wednesday after a snorkelling trip in the North Sound. Police said the 911 Communications Centre received a report of a person in distress in the waters of the North Sound at around noon. The visitor, who reportedly lost consciousness after entering the water during the trip, was helped back on the boat and CPR was performed as the vessel returned to shore."

Quote: "He was the 13th person to die in local waters in 2018, one of the worst years for water-related deaths over the last decade."

2018-11-28 - US airman, man, 45, found dead at Osan Air Base (South Korea):

2018-11-28 - Boy, 8, found dead in sewage dam in Limpopo (South Africa):

2018-11-28 - Driver has 'medical emergency', pickup truck hits median and big rig, on I-880 in coastal Oakland (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of a white Ford truck experienced a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle, CHP officer Herman Baza said."

Quote: "The driver appeared to have suffered from a heart attack or seizure before the crash, Baza said, and he was unresponsive to CPR before being transported to a hospital."

2018-11-28 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into pole, in San Angelo (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "A single vehicle crash Wednesday on S. Abe turned out to be caused by a medical issue, San Angelo Police say."

2018-11-28 - Man, 58, has 'medical issue', car hits parked car and overturns, in Abilene (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators confirmed the wreck was caused when the driver suffered an undisclosed medical issue."

2018-11-28 - Woman has 'medical episode', car crashes into hedge, in coastal Gorleston-on-Sea (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A road in Gorleston was closed after the air ambulance was called to help a woman who had a medical episode at the wheel of her car."

2018-11-28 - Passenger plane windshield cracks, plane makes emergency landing in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-11-28 - Small plane crashes into coastal Tampa Bay (Florida):

2018-11-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-11-28 - Four cars crash in Missoula (Montana), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police believe that the need for hospitalization for one of the drivers may have occurred before the crash even began. 'One person was transported to the hospital, as a result of the crash, however we are investigating the possibility that this may have been a medical incident prior to the crash,' Welsh said."

2018-11-28 - Car crashes over creek, lands in ditch, bursts into flame, in Iowa County (Iowa), 1 killed:

Quote: "By failing to stop, the vehicle went across U Avenue before leaving the roadway and vaulting over a creek before landing in the east ditch. When the vehicle crashed into the ground, the Iowa State Patrol says it started on fire."

2018-11-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into pond, in Florence (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2018-11-28 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Ocala (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-11-28 - Naked man found on Crescent Street in West Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Several residents spotted a naked man on Crescent Street on Wednesday morning. Residents called 9-1-1 after seeing the man on Crescent Street just after 8 a.m. Police Lt. Timothy Nixon said the man had a medical issue. He declined to say more, to preserve the man’s privacy. Police held the man in a cruiser until an ambulance arrived to take him to Good Samaritan Hospital."

2018-11-28 - Shark attacks and injures man at Manly Beach in Sydney (Australia):

2018-11-28 - Dog attacks and injures man, face attack, cop shoots dog, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-11-28 - Wastewater plant leaks hydrogen sulfide, seven workers sickened, in coastal Busan (South Korea):

Quote: "A toxic gas leak at a wastewater treatment plant left four workers temporarily unconscious on Wednesday, authorities said. A chemical, believed to be hydrogen sulfide, leaked at around 1:08 p.m at the plant in the southern port city of Busan. Seven people, including four workers and two drivers, found at the scene were taken to various hospitals due to gas inhalation."

2018-11-28 - US airstrike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan:


  1. Looks like we made it through another week, Jonny. Lotta MO incidents in today's post.

    Today is the end of November, so an analysis of garbage truck fires and Hull JJFH incidents will be forthcoming.

    Let's see what's going on today. We'll start with the economic state of affairs.

    3 Things That Happened Just Before The Crisis Of 2008 That Are Happening Again Right Now

    Real estate, oil and the employment numbers are all telling us the same thing, and that is really bad news for the U.S. economy. It really does appear that economic activity is starting to slow down significantly, but just like in 2008 those that are running things don’t want to admit the reality of what we are facing. Back then, Fed Chair Ben Bernanke insisted that the U.S. economy was not heading into a recession, and we later learned that a recession had already begun when he made that statement. And as you will see at the end of this article, current Fed Chair Jerome Powell says that he is “very happy” with how the U.S. economy is performing, but he shouldn’t be so thrilled. Signs of trouble are everywhere, and we just got several more pieces of troubling news. [more]

    2018: The Year Of The Bong

    First, on the subject of why one should never mix gambling and bong hits, exactly one year ago today on CNBC, Jimmy Altucher predicted that Bitcoin would reach $1 million by 2020. Subsequently, cryptocurrencies have shed $700 billion in market cap.

    He top ticked the market. The self- appointed "guru" of crypto currencies turned out to be the Bernie Madoff of crypto.

    And of course cannabis stocks had two big rallies this year, both of which coincided with "new highs" in the S&P. What else?

    Trump and the Fed are now boxed in by all of their bullshit, and admitting the truth is unfortunately a foreign concept...

    Ever seen a house being swallowed by a huge landslide? Here you go!

    A huge landslide, most probably related to mining activities in the area, has swallowed up several houses and cut off the main road in Jawa Village, Sanga Sanga District, Indonesia at around 02:00 p.m., on November 29, 2018. The major geological phenomenon is still going on. The ground continues to move and many houses may end like that in the video… just a few meters deeper: [more; see videos & pics]

    Catastrophic Australia’s 2,000km wall of fire forces thousands to flee as 140 bushfires tear through Queensland

    Nearly 10,000 people have been told to flee immediately as more than 140 fast-moving blazes tear through Queensland amid the state’s bushfire crisis. Thousands of people were evacuated from communities in central Queensland after catastrophic fire conditions on Wednesday. About 140 bushfires were burning across an almost 2,000km stretch from Yungaburra, south of Cairns, to Mount French, west of the Gold Coast. QLD fires were been declared ‘catastrophic’, the highest level on the scale. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [man, they ain't seen NUTTIN' yet]
    U.S. life expectancy falls, driven by suicides and drug overdoses – First three-year period of decline since World War I

    U.S. life expectancy declined in 2017 as more Americans died of drug overdoses and suicides, furthering a troubling trend of declining lifespans not seen in a century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a report released Thursday.

    Life expectancy was 78.6 years in 2017, down from 78.7 years in 2016, the CDC said.

    Life expectancy also declined in 2015 and stayed flat in 2016, making this the first three-year period of general decline since the late 1910s. That decline took place during World War I and a sweeping flu epidemic — and before dozens of medical advances.

    The CDC blamed the change on drug overdoses and suicides, which reached new highs in 2017. [more]

    Powerful Pacific storm impacting California; Major multi-faceted storm Friday through weekend

    A dynamic Pacific storm is delivering heavy to excessive rainfall, mountain snow, gusty winds and high surf to California. This system will evolve into a major multi-faceted storm Friday through the weekend, with severe weather in the South and heavy snow in parts of the Midwest. [more; coming to us, Jonny - you first]

    Another 51 pilot whales have died bringing the total to more than 200 deaths in just 5 days from separate incidents in New Zealand

    Another fifty-one pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Islands off New Zealand.

    The tragedy comes after more than 200 whales have died in separate incidents in New Zealand in the last five days. [more]

    More misery for Florida: An alarming number of dolphins a washing ashore along southwest Florida beaches in recent days

    More problems for Florida marine life as an alarming number of dead dolphins have washed ashore along southwest Florida beaches, including the Tampa Bay area.

    It comes after a summer of unprecedented deaths around the coast of Florida, literally millions of tons of dead marine life due to a toxic algae bloom.

    And 2018 has been a record year for dolphin deaths. [more]

    [last bit below]

  3. [heh - today seemorerocks posted Rice Farmer!]
    Friday, 30 November 2018
    News links - 11/30/2018

    There is so much happening that I am happy to bring you this from Rick Davis (aka. Ricefarmer) who has been putting together these lists of stories related to collapse for longer than I’ve been at this.

    Kudos! [see post or go to]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #146 (19th-26th November 2018) [30.75 min.]

    [for the reality minded, this will put to rest the whole GSM/mini-Ice Age nonsense spouted by SOTT and denialists]

    Past four years hottest on record, data shows

    Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record.

    The past four years have been the hottest on record, and the 20 warmest have occurred in the past 22 years.

    “Every fraction of a degree of warming makes a difference to human health and access to food and fresh water, to the extinction of animals and plants, to the survival of coral reefs and marine life.” [more]

    Fraser islands deforestation Canada’s most urgent rivers issue

    Deforestation of three islands in the heart of the Fraser River is the most pressing rivers issue in the country for the coming year, according to the Outdoor Recreation Council.

    This stretch of river is a spawning site for threatened white sturgeon, a rearing area for chinook salmon and provides habitat for more than two dozen other finfish species.

    The largest of the three islands, Herrling is being clear-cut as it transitions from a cottonwood tree farm to field crops by Klaassen Farms, the new owner.

    The B.C. Wildlife Federation in August called for stronger habitat protection or the outright purchase of the islands for conservation.

    However, an earlier attempt by B.C. Nature (Nature Trust of B.C.) to buy the islands from the previous owner Kruger Paper Products failed after a leadership change at the trust scuttled the deal, said Angelo. [more]

    The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

    What we’re losing is not just the diversity part of biodiversity, but the bio part: life in sheer quantity. [more]

    Countries vowed to cut carbon emissions. They aren’t even close to their goals, U.N. report finds

    On the eve of the most important global climate meeting in years, a definitive United Nations report has found that the world is well off course on its promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions — and may have even further to go than previously thought. [more; off-course? we're over the cliff and falling!]

    Drying Canadian wetland drives muskrat decline

    46 years of satellite imagery show the Peace-Athabasca Delta has been drying since the 1970s, significantly reducing muskrat habitat. [more]

  4. This just in:

    11/30/2018 -- UPDATE -- Large M7.0 Earthquake strikes Alaska -- Damage reported to infrastructure [~ 25 min. dutchsinse]

    Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads, trigger tsunami warning

    Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a tsunami.

    The shaking broke store windows, opened cracks in a two-story building downtown, disrupted electrical service and disabled traffic lights, snarling traffic. It also threw a full-grown man out of his bathtub. [cue Little Feat: Fat Man In The Bathtub]

    All flights were halted at the airport after the quake knocked out telephones and forced the evacuation of the control tower, and the 800-mile Alaska oil pipeline was shut down while crews were sent to inspect it for damage. [more]

    2 earthquakes rock Anchorage Alaska -7.0 and a 5.8 in the CENTER of the city! [< 2 min. MrMBB333 video; view 2nd ~ 11.5 one too!]

    Despite Frosty Ties for Trump and Trudeau, ‘New Nafta’ Is Signed‘new-nafta’-is-signed/ar-BBQivAd

    [oh goodie!]

    Thousands evacuated as flash floods hit fire-ravaged California

    Rain turns migrant camp in Tijuana into a miserable, muddy pit

    Angela Merkel's plane to G20 forced to make unscheduled landing

    The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, will likely miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after her plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing after developing technical problems. [more]

    Texas resident records mysterious 'cigar-shaped' object in the sky - 'motionless for 20 minutes'

    Looking at fire through the eyes of the Eldorado Hotshots [~ 13 min. video]

    A television station in Sacramento, ABC10, has recently produced several videos 8 to 13 minutes long about the wildfires in California. We will be showing you a few of them over the next couple of days. [more]

    The Art of Fire [~ 7 min.]

    Snow, cold air may bring a freeze to California, southwestern US by early next week

    Grab your coats and be prepared to protect the crops as a plunge of cold air may bring a freeze to portions of California and the interior Southwest later this weekend into early next week.

    A southward dip in the jet stream that allowed a storm to soak areas as far south as Southern California and the deserts prior to the end of this week will dip even farther to the south in the days ahead.
    The storm with its rain and mountain snow will push chilly air farther south in its wake. [more]