Sunday, December 23, 2018

Event Update For 2018-12-22

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2018-12-22 - Island volcano Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia, tsunami hits beaches, 281+ killed, hundreds injured:

Quote: "Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the latest tolls Monday morning were 281 dead and 1,016 injured. The tally of missing is 57 but the numbers are expected to rise."

2018-12-22 - Underground fire breaks out in potash mine in Solikamsk (Russia), 9 miners burned alive:

2018-12-22 - Man, 32, sickens on passenger plane, dies after plane lands in Bhubaneswar (India):

Quote: "An IndiGo flight going from Kolkata to Bengaluru made an emergency landing in Bhubaneswar today after a passenger fell ill, news agency ANI reported. The passenger, a resident of Malda in West Bengal, was immediately taken to Bhubaneswar's Capital Hospital after the plane landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport, officials said. Rajkumar Karmakar, 32, died during treatment in hospital, officials said. He had complained of uneasiness 45 minutes after the plane took off at 10.10 am from Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport, according to news agency Press Trust of India."

2018-12-22 - Passenger, 5, has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Ahmedabad (India):

Quote: "An Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad Airport on Saturday due to a medical emergency to a 5-year-old passenger."

2018-12-22 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Katunayake on the island of Sri Lanka:

Quote: "Dec 22, Colombo: An Etihad Airways A380 plane with more than 500 people on board has made an emergency landing early this morning in Sri Lanka's international airport in Katunayake after declaring a medical emergency onboard. The Etihad Airways Flight en route to Sydney from Abu Dhabi has reportedly made a landing in Colombo airport after a passenger experienced a medical emergency."

2018-12-22 - Heatwave set to bake Australia:

2018-12-22 - Two boats go up in flames while docked in coastal Tavernier (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-12-22 - Boat, car and barn destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Bacon Avenue in East Palestine (Ohio):

Quote: "Family members said it's used as an old storage barn. They say there was a boat and an old Cadillac car inside."

Quote: "This is the second barn fire in the area in less than a week with the first on Monday at a farm on Raley Road in Elkrun Township. The fires were less than six miles apart."

Note: These are the 1170th, 1171st and 1172nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-22 - Three school buses go up in flames while parked in coastal New Minas (Canada):

Note: These are the 190th, 191st and 192nd school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 723rd, 724th and 725th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:40 AM on the  New Jersey Turnpike in West Deptford (New Jersey):

2018-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Delaware 1 near Middletown (Delaware):

Note: These are the 2635th and 2636th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-22 - Van bursts into flame on High Street in Halberton (Britain):

2018-12-22 - Van bursts into flame on Blackpole Road in Worcester (Britain):

2018-12-22 - SUV bursts into flame on the M20 in coastal Folkestone (Britain):

2018-12-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Ivins (Utah):

2018-12-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Baldwin Road in Lapeer Township (Michigan):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Simi Valley (California):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the Maine Turnpike in coastal Falmouth (Maine):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Pasco County (Florida):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-20 in Vicksburg (Mississippi):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked in Spallumcheen (Canada):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Chester Road in Tabley, Knutsford (Britain):

2018-12-22 - Car bursts into flame in Giggleswick (Britain):

Quote: "18:10 Giggleswick A fire crew from Settle responded to reports of a car on fire. On arrival the crew found the fire to be out, they gave advice and ensured the car was safe. The fire was confined to the engine compartment of the vehicle. Crews used  thermal imaging camera."

2018-12-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-35 in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-12-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:19 PM on Welholme Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Welholme Avenue, Grimsby. Sat 22 Dec 2018 23:19 (No:28153) Vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel, one breathing apparatus in use."

2018-12-22 - Car and mobile home go up in flames shortly before 5 AM in Mesa (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "When fire crews arrived, they say the single-wide trailer home was fully engulfed, along with a car parked in the street."

2018-12-22 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Rogers Park area in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-12-22 - Barn destroyed by fire in Commerce City (Colorado), 8 horses killed:

2018-12-22 - Barn destroyed by fire in Roanoke (Indiana):

2018-12-22 - Barn damaged by fire at 3:20 AM in Jupiter Farms (Florida):

2018-12-22 - Barn destroyed by fire near Swamp Pike in New Hanover Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "At least one car parked near the barn was burned."

2018-12-22 - Vehicle battery business destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Calumet Park (Illinois):

2018-12-22 - General store destroyed by fire shortly after 11:30 PM in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-12-22 - Furniture store destroyed by fire at 3:35 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-12-22 - Furniture store destroyed by fire in Valdosta (Georgia):

2018-12-22 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Del Valle (Texas):

2018-12-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Springville (Utah), 2 pets killed:

2018-12-22 - Home damaged by fire on Brookside Street in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-12-22 - Home damaged by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2018-12-22 - Home damaged by fire on Bear Creek Road in the Town of Ontario (New York), nobody there:

2018-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4:30 AM in Camp Washington (Ohio):

2018-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Maryland City (Maryland):

2018-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on File Street in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2018-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by AC unit fire in York (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The fire was an accident, and caused by a malfunctioning window AC unit on the second floor, according to York City Fire Company."

2018-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Torrington (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2018-12-22 - Home destroyed by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), pets killed:

2018-12-22 - Home destroyed by huge blaze in Hutsonville (Illinois):

2018-12-22 - Home destroyed by fire, another home damaged, on coastal Hatteras Island (North Carolina):

2018-12-22 - Home destroyed by fire, two more homes damaged, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-12-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 12:37 AM in Lufkin (Texas):

2018-12-22 - Deadly fire burns home in San Bernardino (California), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2018-12-22 - Deadly fire destroys home in Jurupa Valley (California), 1 killed:

2018-12-22 - Deadly fire burns multi-family home at 5 AM in coastal South Boston (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2018-12-22 - Deadly fire burns condo complex at 4:45 AM in Seymour (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2018-12-22 - Vacant home burns in Waco (Texas):

2018-12-22 - Vacant commercial building burns in Lancaster (New Hampshire):

2018-12-22 - Vacant pub destroyed by fire at 3:50 AM on the seafront in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

2018-12-22 - Humpback whale strands and dies in the Firth of Thames (New Zealand):

2018-12-22 - Two people, 89 and 82, found dead in submerged vehicle near boat launch in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2018-12-22 - Man found dead in canal in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-12-22 - Man drops dead near the Bayside Bridge over coastal Old Tampa Bay (Florida):

2018-12-22 - Man, 52, drops dead at ski resort in Keystone (Colorado):

Quote: "At approximately 12:26 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a 52-year-old male skier who was found unconscious and not breathing at the bottom of a ski run at Keystone. There was no indication that the skier had a collision with any object."

2018-12-22 - Man, 34, found dead near Quarry Road in North Baltimore (Ohio):

2018-12-22 - Man, newly-elected county attorney, found dead near Lattabrook Road in Horseheads (New York):

2018-12-22 - Woman found dead in truck in sugarcane field in Thibodaux (Louisiana):

2018-12-22 - Man found dead in the Thames River in London (Canada):

2018-12-22 - Man found dead in creek area in Regina (Canada):

2018-12-22 - Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from the water at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon in coastal Cairns (Australia):

Quote: "In just 23 days this December, 23 people have tragically lost their lives after drowning in a beach, lagoon, river, lake or backyard swimming pool."

Quote: "Surf Life Saving Australia National coastal risk and safety manager Shane Daw told last summer was the worst on record for coastal drownings in 14 years with 52 deaths between December 1 and February 28."

Quote: "'We are above what the average is this early in summer compared to last year, which is alarming,' Mr Daw said."

2018-12-22 - Woman in her 20s falls off high-rise and dies in coastal Brisbane (Australia), possible toppler:

Quote: "A woman is dead after an incident in Brisbane’s CBD. Police believe the woman, aged in her 20s, fell from a high-rise and landed on a glass panel below, which subsequently shattered and caused minor cuts to two children walking nearby. The incident occurred in Queen St, near Aurora Tower, about 2.50pm. Police are not treating the death as suspicious."

Note: Also see the man in his 20s who lost consciousness in a swimming pool in Brisbane on this day...

2018-12-22 - Woman, 51, found dead at home on Cove Valley Lane on coastal St. David’s Island (Bermuda):

2018-12-22 - Man found dead in coastal Seine Bight (Belize):

2018-12-22 - Woman, around 30, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Kabeljous (South Africa):

2018-12-22 - Woman, 29, found dead near Hawes Pier in coastal South Queensferry (Scotland):

2018-12-22 - Driver has 'medical issue', car slams into parked cars, one hits woman, in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police said the driver experienced a medical issue that caused them to lose control, and they struck multiple vehicles, one of which then struck a woman loading groceries into her vehicle."

2018-12-22 - Driver has 'medical issue', minivan plows into mall, in Coralville (Iowa):

Quote: "A Coralville police sergeant said the collision appeared to be accidental. He said the initial investigation suggested the driver of the van suffered some kind of medical issue which led to the crash."

2018-12-22 - Woman, 68, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into grocery store, in Medford (Oregon), 1 injured:

Quote: "A woman was rushed to the hospital after she apparently suffered a medical emergency while driving and, causing her to crash into a popular Medford grocery store."

2018-12-22 - Small plane crashes and burns at airport in Lakeland (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-12-22 - Small plane crashes into yard in Golden Gate (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-12-22 - Small plane crash-lands at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana (California), engine failure:

2018-12-22 - Small plane makes emergency landing on I-20 near Talladega (Alabama):

2018-12-22 - Small plane crashes onto Big Lake (Alaska):

2018-12-22 - Passenger bus plunges into gorge in coastal Gujarat (India), 9 killed, several injured:

2018-12-22 - Tanker truck slams into minibus near Webuye (Kenya), 17+ killed:

2018-12-22 - SUV veers off road, crashes through fence into sump, in Williston Park (New York), 3 injured:

2018-12-22 - Car veers off road, hits pole, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, in Carver (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-12-22 - Car veers off road and crashes, in Colonie (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police said witnesses described the event as the driver possibly having a medical event while driving, and leaving the roadway."

2018-12-22 - Landslide flattens homes in Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo), 5+ killed:

2018-12-22 - Landslide hits construction site in Uttarakhand (India), 7 killed, 3 injured, 1 missing:[2%20videos%20and%20text]

2018-12-22 - Sinkhole opens under truck in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-12-22 - Man in his 20s loses consciousness in swimming pool in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

Quote: "The patient was completing underwater laps of his swimming pool when friends discovered the man unconscious."

2018-12-22 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2018-12-22 - Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Chipinge (Zimbabwe):

2018-12-22 - A 'Gold Rush' at the bottom of the oceans could be the final straw for ecosystems:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone reading his blog - it's Christmas Eve (and may be the last one, who knows). Wet here, but not snowing. Cold too, but not cold enough for snow. Merry Christmas to all of you!

    Lots of JJFH incidents in NY and on the east coast, in general on this day.

    Surprising lack of garbage truck fires this month.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 12.23.18 Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio Cortez s Push For A Green New Deal [~ 22 min.]

    Early winter weather puts U.S. safe-haven corn planting in doubt

    The severe weather across the U.S. Midwest in October and early November meant farmers left nearly 11 million acres of corn and soybeans from Kentucky to North Dakota standing in their fields as of the end of November – the fourth highest amount ever. [more]

    2018's white Christmas restricted to the Northeast, Upper Midwest and mountainous West

    [this from yesterday]
    'Walking dead' robber, covered in mud, caught on video attempting break in

    The video showed the man, apparently covered in mud, forcefully and "with so much aggression" slamming his body into the front door. He did it three times before falling over, backward, onto a railing along the front porch.

    The officer said police determined the man needed medical attention, and he was transported to a hospital. No arrests were made; Vest said the man's condition put into question the man's intent. [more]

    [more below]

  2. A documentary about the Camp Fire at Paradise, California

    There will probably be numerous documentaries released about the Camp Fire that erased much of Paradise, California as it killed at least 86 people and destroyed over 14,000 homes. Below is one of the first. [~ 50 min. video included]

    Last day in Paradise: the untold story of how a fire swallowed a town – “The vegetation is responding very, very obviously to climate change extremes. Paradise will not be the last town we lose.”

    This is a reconstruction of Paradise’s final hours, based on interviews with more than 50 residents, first responders and wildfire scientists. [more]

    Arctic loses more than a billion tons of water each day: Ice melting in the Arctic since 1971 led to an increase in sea level of 2.3 centimetres.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Has Scheduled An Emergency Call With The President’s Working Group On Financial Markets On Christmas Eve

    Top Trump official calls bankers, will convene 'Plunge Protection Team'

    Temperatures up to 11.6C over Siberia


    Why was climate change content removed from the U.S. Department of Transportation website?

    CNN had a scoop this past weekend: the U.S. Department of Transportation recently removed several climate change pages from its website. The changes are indicative of a greater trend within the federal government when it comes to climate information: when in doubt, take it out.

    A DOT spokesperson describes the changes as routine maintenance. Science and good government advocates are concerned about a greater trend of censoring and sidelining climate science and scientists. It turns out that all of us could be right. [more]

  3. News Links, December 24, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Biotech swoon adds to Nasdaq's pain as bear market looms ever closer

    The World's Richest People Lost $511 Billion in 2018

    Apple just entered a death cross, and Wall Street should 'prepare for the worst'

    Bear Market Reality: It's Here. Expect Much Worse
    The Nasdaq officially went into bear market territory today. Expect things to get much worse.

    Russia Adds Another 1.2 Million Ounces of Gold To Reserves in November

    Sears weighs 50 to 80 more store closures as challenges mount for Eddie Lampert's bid to keep the retailer alive

    Don't Hold Your Breath on US Troop Withdrawal from Syria
    It would be nice to think the president has final say on foreign policy, given the U.S. Constitution. But the misleading troop withdrawal announcement, followed by Trump's boastful tweet, suggests the exact opposite, says Patrick Lawrence.

    Trump planning to pull 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, reducing force by half

    US troops to withdraw from Syrian base near Iraq, Jordan that has riled Russia

    Turkey's Erdogan Vows "All Measures" To Circumvent Sanctions On Iran

    Fallout Of Trump's Syria Withdrawal - Why Erdogan Does Not Want To Invade

    Putin warns US against misadventures

    Iranian ship allegedly fires rockets towards US aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf

    North Korea: No Denuclearization Unless US Removes Threat

    Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

    U.S. to send migrants back to Mexico to wait out asylum requests

    Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

    Fresh protests in Sudan after deadly bread clashes

    Fracking in 2018: Another Year of Pretending to Make Money

    U.S. shale producers hit the brakes on 2019 spending

    Electricity won't save us from our oil problems

    U.S. Extends Iran Sanctions Waiver For Iraq With 90 Days

    Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey leaves over 200 sick across U.S.

    The Link Between Social Media and Depression

    1 in 4 People Over 25 Will Be Hit by Stroke

    EU reaches agreement on single-use plastic ban

    The economic impacts of climate change could limit climate change

    AFM: A New Disease Is Testing Us for the Next Global Epidemic

    The Marshall Islands: A nation that fears it's on the brink of extinction

    Sierra Nevada snowpack on track to shrink up to 79% by the end of the century, new study finds

    Protected Chilean sea lions are the 'enemy' of fishermen

    U.N. tells UK: Allow Assange to leave Ecuador embassy freely

    Documents Reveal More Details About Massive Federal Telephone Surveillance Program

    Microsoft issues a rare emergency fix as criminals exploit hole in Internet Explorer

    WikiLeaks exposes US embassies stockpiling spy gear

    How To Be Invisible On The Internet

    Endless War Has Been Normalized And Everyone Is Crazy

    Crude refusal: China shuns U.S. oil despite trade war truce

    The biggest emerging-market debt problem is in America

    Out Of Control: Baltimore On The Verge Of Hitting Homicides Record

    'Greatest Economy Ever' - Boston's Homeless Population Soared 14% Over The Year

    West Coast States Have Highest Rates of Homelessness

    Police officer shortage hits towns across the US

    U.S. Police Under Pressure to End Their Relationship With Israel

    Truck Driver Shortage Persists, Even After a Year of Wage Gains

    The Week in Public Finance: In Kentucky, Pension Reform Fails (Again)

  4. Dow dives 653 points to below 22,000, S&P 500 enters bear market -- worst Christmas Eve ever

    U.S. stocks plunged on Monday in their worst Christmas Eve trading ever, as the S&P 500 entered a bear market.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 653 points Monday in volatile trading, falling below 22,000. The Dow sank more than 2 percent, then recovered nearly all of the day’s losses, before again falling more than 2 percent. The S&P 500 fell 2.7 percent, slipping into a bear market as it fell 20.06 percent from recent highs. Wall Street traditionally considers a drop of 20 percent or more from recent highs to be a bear market. The Nasdaq Composite Index slid 2.2 percent. [more]

    2 dead, car ripped in half after crash in Delaware County

    An early-morning crash on Christmas Eve left two people dead and a car in pieces in Folsom, Delaware Count [more; ~ 1.5 min. video]

    Syrians celebrate Christmas & hope for lasting peace as US troops pull out

    Syria, which saw large parts of its territory liberated from Islamists this year, is celebrating Christmas with pre-war fervor, hoping that the fighting is nearing its end as militant control dwindles and foreign actors leave. [more]

    Matt Taibbi's spoken truths against the industries of death

    In a stunning departure from mainstream media orthodoxy, Matt Taibbi wrote an article for Rolling Stone about Trump's announced pullout from Syria that rebuked the never-ending and bipartisan clamor for war. Instead of going along with the establishment punditry and echoing the talking points of arm chair generals, Taibbi methodically took apart the case for our continued presence in Syria. In a display of courage that is sorely lacking in our supposed "free-press", he detailed the appalling costs of war-the human toll and the financial waste-which have been deftly hidden by industries that profit from the proliferation of bombs and bullets.

    "Political power in this country is not divided between right and left, and not even between rich and poor. The real line is between a war party, and everyone else." ~ Matt Taibbi [more]

    [2nd part below]

  5. 'Strange movement of landmass' blocks remote Russian river - locals speculate landslide or meteor?

    Italy's Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport

    Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off east coast of Russia

    Woman on life support after attack by 3 pit bull terriers in Palm Springs, California

    Animal rights group PETA has said that pit bulls are "the most abused dogs on Earth."

    "Pit bulls are left at shelters in record numbers—and since they are difficult to adopt out, reputable shelters (that don't slam the door in the dogs' faces) are finding that they must euthanize more pit bulls and pit bull mixes than all other dogs combined," the group said. [more]

    6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Tonga: USGS

    Indonesia 'volcano tsunami': Death toll nears 300 with over 1000 injured after Krakatoa erupts - UPDATE

    Waves wash away band during concert

    Among those killed were at least two members of local rock band Seventeen, who were performing under a tent on a beach as dozens of people sat listening at tables covered in white cloths.

    The tragedy was captured on camera. As bright strobe lights flashed on stage, a child could be seen wandering through the crowd.

    Then, in between songs with the drummer pounding, the stage suddenly heaved forward, throwing the band and all their equipment into the audience. [more]

    Le Show for 12/23/18 [~ 55 min.]