Friday, March 22, 2019

Event Update For 2019-03-21

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

2019-03-21 - Glaciers on Mount Everest melting away and exposing long-lost bodies:

Quote: "'Because of global warming, the ice sheet and glaciers are fast melting and the dead bodies that remained buried all these years are now becoming exposed,' said Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association."

2019-03-21 - Chemical plant devastated by massive explosion and fire in coastal Yancheng (China), dozens killed, hundreds injured:

Quote: "The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than 2 dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years."

Quote: "Footage shows a huge fireball erupting from the pesticide factory - sending a mushroom cloud into the air - and scenes of carnage in the aftermath with bloodied bodies and debris on a pavement. The enormous blast shook homes at least 25 miles away, and a 3.0 magnitude earthquake in Jiangsu Province is suspected to have been caused by the explosion."

Quote: "Workers at the Henglida Chemical Factory, 3km from the blast, said its windows and doors were blown out. Its roof collapsed as they tried to escape, and causing head injuries."

2019-03-21 - Fertilizer factory rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Ain Sokhna (Egypt), 10 killed, 5 injured:

2019-03-21 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 20 cars burn, in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2019-03-21 - Recycling center heavily damaged by fire at 12:10 AM in St. Paul (Minnesota):

2019-03-21 - Paper recycling warehouse damaged by fire in coastal Everett (Washington):

2019-03-21 - Landfill fire breaks out at 3:30 AM in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2019-03-21 - Underground electrical fire breaks out before 1:30 AM in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2019-03-21 - Washington State has already seen 50 brush fires just this week:

Quote: "We are not even into April but we’ve had 50 brush fires across Washington just this week. Firefighters usually start getting busy fighting brush fires and wildfires starting in June, so the fact that we've seen so many fires so far is significant. 'It’s very unusual for our region to see that many wildfires,' Q13 News Meteorologist Tim Joyce said."

Quote: "'I am predicting right now that this year will be worse than last year,' Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said. Franz says last year was the worst with more than 1,800 brush fires in this state; 40 percent of those were in western Washington. 'This is no longer an Eastern Washington issue this is all Washington state issue,' Franz said."

Note: Think bigger, Franz! This is an all of the planet issue...

2019-03-21 - Yacht bursts into flame in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Note: This is the 258th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-21 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Wombridge Road in Telford (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Private bus bursts into flame while parked in Bhubaneswar (India):

Note: These are the 163rd and 164th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-03-21 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the M180 near Belton (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M180. Thu 21 Mar 2019 14:43 (No:05713) Fire involving a car transporter carrying 10 cars. Seven cars burnt out, two others with slight damage. One hose reel, two main jets, two BA, light portable pump, two dry powder extinguishers, short extension ladder and Thermal Image Camera in use."

Note: This is the 16th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Wolf Creek (Oregon):

2019-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7:06 AM on I-93 in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2019-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on State Route 90 near Benson (Arizona):

2019-03-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2019-03-21 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at business in Fremont (Indiana):

2019-03-21 - Tractor bursts into flame in Sevenhampton (Britain):

Note: These are the 461st, 462nd, 463rd, 464th, 465th, 466th and 467th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-21 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Banbridge (Ireland):

Quote: "It appears the fire started in the motorhome belonging to the property but it spread to the garage and gutted it and then spread further to the house and it too is very badly affected."

Note: This is the 91st RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-21 - Van bursts into flame on Waikareao Way in coastal Brookfield (New Zealand):

2019-03-21 - Van bursts into flame on street in Neilstown area in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2019-03-21 - Van bursts into flame on Robert Street in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Van bursts into flame at 12:44 AM on Northdown Road in coastal Cliftonville (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Van bursts into flame on the A30 near Woodleigh (Britain):

2019-03-21 - SUV bursts into flame at 6:55 AM on the A30 in Fraddon (Britain):

2019-03-21 - SUV bursts into flame inside the lion enclosure at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on 256th Road east of Geuda Springs (Kansas):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on I-93 in Canton (Massachusetts):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 in Montgomery (Alabama):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on Willingdon Drove in coastal Eastbourne (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on street in Old Swan, Liverpool (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 in Chudleigh (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on Dragons Lane in Moston (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Huddersfield (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-81 near Greenville (Virginia):

2019-03-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3:45 AM on Moffats Drive in South Horrington (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Maintenance building heavily damaged by fire at 6:45 AM at airport in DeKalb (Illinois):

2019-03-21 - Church destroyed by fire on East 39th Street in Tuscaloosa (Alabama):

2019-03-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM on Craley Road in Lower Windsor Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Robert Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-03-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire near the University of Texas in Austin (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-03-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Ankeny (Iowa), 2 injured:

2019-03-21 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 6:26 AM in Marble Falls (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-03-21 - Deadly fire burns home on Riverside Drive in Merrimack (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2019-03-21 - Deadly fire destroys home at 6:15 AM on Plainview Drive in San Antonio (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Thursday's fatality is the second this week in San Antonio. On Tuesday, a house fire killed an elderly woman on the Northeast Side."

2019-03-21 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Waverly (New York):

2019-03-21 - Vacant home burns on St Johns Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "St Johns Grove, Hull. Thu 21 Mar 2019 21:37 (No:05755) Derelict house fire. Two hose reels, two BA and PPV fan in use."

2019-03-21 - Vacant industrial building destroyed by fire in Centralia (Illinois):

2019-03-21 - Eight children die in the Da River in Hoa Binh (Vietnam):

2019-03-21 - Two children, both 14, die in the River Bahuda near Ichapuram (India):

2019-03-21 - Boy, 16, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Hyderabad (India):

Quote: "A teenage boy from Rajasthan drowned in the swimming pool at Babu Rao Sagar Cricket Grounds in Peerzadiguda, Uppal here on Thursday evening."

2019-03-21 - Woman in her 40s found dead in wooded area near creek along Lake Creek Parkway in Austin (Texas):

2019-03-21 - Man, 49, has 'medical emergency' and dies next to trash cans in North Platte (Nebraska):

Quote: "According to police, the person who died yesterday was 49-year-old Terry Froeber of Valentine. It appeared that he was sleeping next to the trash cans when he suffered a medical emergency and died."

2019-03-21 - Man found dead in Coyote Creek Lake in coastal San Jose (California):

2019-03-21 - Man, 55, found dead in Paxton Creek in Dauphin County (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-21 - Man found dead in Wills Creek in Fort Payne (Alabama):

2019-03-21 - Man, 43, found dead near Campbell Pond in Jackson County (Illinois):

2019-03-21 - Priest, man, 48, suddenly drops dead in Armadale (Australia):

Quote: "A beloved priest in Perth’s northern suburbs has died unexpectedly. Father Joseph Tran, 48, is believed to have passed away in Armadale on Thursday. According to the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, the priest died suddenly and unexpectedly, and his death will be investigated by the Coroner."

2019-03-21 - Woman dies in the water at Waiake Beach in coastal Torbay (New Zealand):

2019-03-21 - Man, 34, found dead in coastal Wexford (Ireland):

2019-03-21 - College student, woman, 21, found dead in the Humber Estuary at the Grimsby Docks in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2019-03-21 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck veers off road, crashes into wall, in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 killed:

Quote: "Colorado State Patrol said a man is dead following an apparent medical emergency and a crash east of Colorado Springs. Authorities tell News5 the man was in his late 50s. His truck smashed into a concrete wall at the Wrangler RV Ranch, which is off of Platte Avenue near Peterson Road."

2019-03-21 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into building, in Roseburg (Oregon), 2 injured:

Quote: "Roseburg police officer Joshua Chavez said early indications are that the crash is connected with a medical issue with the driver."

2019-03-21 - Woman, 34, has 'medical condition', car crashes through ditch, hits culvert and trees, on I-70 in Saline County (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "According the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as 34-year-old Shauna Jacomne suffered a medical condition and her vehicle traveled off the roadway. The vehicle then went through a ditch, struck a culvert, then traveled across the outer road, through a fence and into a tree line."

Note: People still drive near ditches and culverts?!

2019-03-21 - Woman has 'medical issue', car crashes into landscaping, in Findlay (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "June Heilman was driving on Greendale when she suffered a medical issue. She drove off the side of the road and hit some landscaping."

2019-03-21 - Driver has 'medical event' at 11:30 PM, car crashes into home, in Te Puke (New Zealand), near the coast, 1 injured:

Quote: "A car has crashed into a Te Puke home overnight after the driver suffered a medical event."

2019-03-21 - Twin-engine plane makes emergency landing at airport in North Platte (Nebraska), engine failure:

2019-03-21 - Passenger bus crashes into pedestrians in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), several injured:

2019-03-21 - Tractor trailer blows tire at 4:30 AM, truck crashes off I-5 overpass, in coastal San Diego (California):

2019-03-21 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on the Tri-State Tollway in Gurnee (Illinois):

2019-03-21 - School van crashes into pole on Hades Church Road in Antrim Township (Pennsylvania), several injured:

2019-03-21 - Pickup truck overturns, crashes into home, in Lubbock (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-03-21 - Car crashes into two more cars at 6:30 AM, on I-696 near Royal Oak (Michigan), 3 injured:

Quote: "It's possible the driver suffered a medical issue, officials said."

2019-03-21 - Car veers off road just before midnight, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, near Hickman (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2019-03-21 - Naked woman runs around in train station in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

2019-03-21 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills pet dog in coastal Bodden Town on the island of Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands):

2019-03-21 - Power outage blacks out thousands of homes in San Diego County (California):

2019-03-21 - Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes beneath Lake Rukwa (Tanzania), several homes collapse, 1 killed:

2019-03-21 - Lightning strike kills 3 family members in Zambia:

2019-03-21 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Otu-Jeremi (Nigeria):

2019-03-21 - Strongest hailstorm in three decades ravages Yunnan (China):

2019-03-21 - Cyclones Trevor and Veronica expected to make landfall this weekend in Australia:

2019-03-21 - Flooding causes governor to issue state of emergency for much of northwest Missouri, $1.3 billion in damages in Nebraska:

2019-03-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Presidente Hayes, Concepción and Guairá (Paraguay):

2019-03-21 - More than 20 gene-edited crops have been given 'non-regulated' status by the USDA:


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL and Terry. May you all be safe and healthy.

    Still windy (i'll say, some of the gusts were EPIC!) until about noon, we're being told. Overcast and cool, it's supposed to warm up a bit this week around here.

    Today's post has fire ravaged buildings (within 50 miles of me) in PA, (St. Louis) MO and (Austin) TX right in a row.

    Tracking Aussie Twin Cyclones, Methane & EQ Report with Margo (Mar. 22, 2019) [~ 96 min.]

    Major infrastructure damage expected as Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" makes landfall, Australia

    Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" was upgraded to Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor is expected to continue intensifying before it makes landfall somewhere between Port MacArthur and the Northern Territory/Queensland border. Authorities are urging residents to finalize preparations today, follow directions from emergency services, and have their cyclone kits ready.

    With severe tropical cyclone Veronica sitting off northwest Western Australia as well, it's only the second time in Australia's history that we'll likely see two Category 4 or above cyclones cross the coast within 24 hours of each other, BOM Senior Meteorologist Dr. Adam Morgan said March 22. [more]

    Two wildfires burning on Elgin Air Force Base in Florida

    Two wildfires have been burning on Elgin Air Force Base in northwest Florida since Thursday. [more]

    [from our No Surprise column]
    U.S. Posts Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit in February

    The U.S. posted its biggest monthly budget deficit on record last month, amid a 20 percent drop in corporate tax revenue and a boost in spending so far this fiscal year. [more]

    Politics Has Failed, Now Central Banks Are Failing

    What the New York Times Will Not Tell You About Military Spending

    Here is a study demonstrating that military spending produces fewer jobs than other types of public spending, or even than not taxing money from working people in the first place [more]

    [from our Biblical Plagues in Modern Times dept.]
    A plague of poisonous toads swarm Palm Beach Gardens Florida with another wave expected in three weeks

    Strange virus may be killing turtles in St. Johns River, Florida

    According to a spokesperson for the commission, scientists at the University of Florida have identified a novel virus in 18 dead turtles discovered along the river. They say the virus seems to be a common link in the samples. [more]

    California in ‘Extreme Peril’ from FIRE THREAT – Gov. Gavin Newsom declares STATEWIDE fire emergency to PREPARE

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide wildfire emergency Friday, citing “extreme peril” to life and property, in an effort to speed up forest clearing measures. There have only been two other statewide emergencies in California this century: during the drought in 2014 and the subsequent tree die-off in 2015. The executive order piggybacks on the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s recommendations earlier this month to complete 35 fuel-reduction priority projects. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Oil Giants Invest $110 Billion In New Fossil Fuels After Spending $1 Billion On Green PR

    The world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies are increasing their investments in oil and gas, putting a combined $110 billion in new fossil-fuel production. [more]

    [check THIS out!]
    Rare moonbow captured over UK's Cumbria heralds arrival of spring [wow!]

    A moonbow - a rare lunar rainbow - has been photographed over Cumbria during the super worm moon. [more; a few days ago]

    [oh GREAT, so much for a "healthy diet" . .]
    Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing

    About 70% of fresh produce sold in the US has pesticide residues on it even after it is washed, according to a health advocacy group.According to the Environmental Working Group's annual analysis of US Department of Agriculture data, strawberries, spinach and kale are among the most pesticide-heavy produce, while avocados, sweetcorn and pineapples had the lowest level of residues. [more]

    [while we're on health issues]
    Scientists discover mounting evidence that Parkinson's starts in the gut - not the brain

    Primal Behavior: The Academic Mob and its fatal toll

    To be cast out and shunned as an academic is not only to lose your identity but also to lose your entire way of life, from your social circles, your sense of intellectual accomplishment, and even your ability to provide for yourself and your family. Once you are shunned from an academic institution there is little chance you will ever make it back in. The University system is too competitive for second chances. [more; McPherson explained all this years ago]

    [continued below]

  3. From Black Plume to Benzene Fumes, Houston's Plight Drags On

    Now that the four-day fire is out at a Houston-area chemical storage complex, the real danger has emerged.

    Cancer-causing benzene wafted across suburbs of the fourth-largest U.S. city Thursday, shutting roads, schools and industrial plants, and disrupting normal life for half a day. A major oil refinery in the heart of North America’s most important fuel-producing region told workers to stay home and the Texas National Guard deployed troops to assist with air monitoring. The benzene probably arose from charred chemical tanks as overnight winds stirred remnants of their contents, owner Intercontinental Terminals Co. said. [more]

    [it ain't just the mid-west]
    The Latest: Forecasters: 'historic' flooding could hit South

    Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say flooding could reach unprecedented levels in parts of the U.S. later this spring, as winter snow melts and swollen rivers rise. [more; of course! the water doesn't stop in the mid-west!]

    [from our (borrowed from Hambone) That Is BULLSHIT! desk]
    Midwestern Flooding Isn’t a Natural Disaster

    “Floods and hurricanes happen. The hazard itself is not the disaster—it’s our habits, our building codes.” [more; oh, right, HISTORIC, UNPRECEDENTED FLOODING is just a "hazard" and NOT a disaster - short-sighted, word-parsing author is WAY off base on this. Building codes are created from what were once NORMAL standards of climate, but this shit ain't NORMAL anymore!]

    This town shouldn't be under water [~ 30 sec. Accu-weather drone footage]

  4. [The high winds, oh, sorry - the breezy days have finally subsided.]

    [All righty folks, Margo's always warnin' about it, now it's official:]
    Rabbi claims 'Purim supermoon' heralds messiah's coming, world's end'

    An astral phenomenon known as a supermoon which occurred earlier this week and coincided with the Jewish holiday of Purim may be a sign of the coming end of days, according to Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, whose claims were recently published by the Daily Star.

    According to the newspaper, the rabbi pointed at the significance of the supermoon as being mentioned in Torah, having "deciphered codes" within the Book of Genesis and discovering worlds "huge moon", "Purim", "repentance", "Israel", "warning" and "Messiah", which suggest a link between Purim and this lunar event.

    He also claimed that the end of days will occur by 2021, noting that this prediction of his depends on whether Jews keep "repenting" and "keeping everything which God wants them to keep". [more]

    Cyclone Idai: Satellite images show extent of flooding around Beira, Mozambique - new lake forms measuring 80 by 15 miles

    New satellite images of the Mozambican port city of Beira have revealed the vast scale of flooding, as rescuers race to reach tens of thousands of people trapped by flood waters from Cyclone Idai.

    European Space Agency images show a huge new inland "lake" measuring about 80 miles by 15 miles (125km by 25km).

    A large number of people in and around Beira who sought refuge on rooftops and trees are still waiting to be rescued a week after the cyclone struck. As flood waters recede, the priority is to deliver food and other supplies to people on the ground rather than take people out of affected areas, although that is also happening, Mozambique's land and environment minister said. [more]

    Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits western Colombia

    Death toll rises to 732 with hundreds missing in devastating Cyclone Idai

    CVS Pharmacy to sell CBD products in 800 stores in 8 states

    [but not Quaker PA, no sir, can't ha' nun-a-dat NATCHLE shit!]

    [more below]

  5. Slow-moving TC "Veronica" nears the Pilbara coast, extended period of destructive winds expected, Australia

    Tropical Cyclone "Veronica," now a Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale, is slowly moving toward the Pilbara coast on March 23, 2019. A severe coastal impact is expected on Sunday, March 24. Veronica may be traveling slower than a typical system as it crosses the coast, and as a result communities in the path of the cyclone should prepare to shelter from destructive winds for an extended period of 12 hours or more. [more]

    U.S. falls to 19th in World Happiness Report, continuing slow decline since at least 2000 – “This year’s report provides sobering evidence of how addictions are causing considerable unhappiness and depression in the U.S.”

    [right, blame it on the drugs people use to escape the unrewarding, soul-crushing meaninglessness of their lives of suffering and abuse]

    Saturday, 23 March 2019
    Methane & EQ Report - 22 March, 2019

    Tracking Aussie Twin Cyclones, Methane & EQ Report with Margo (Mar. 22, 2019)

    [posted above; this article below it]
    Very destructive’ Cyclone Trevor crosses NT coast
    Cyclone Trevor has hit the Northern Territory mainland, with “very destructive” winds of 175km/h up to a “wild” 250km/h. [includes ~ 2.5 min. weather forecast]


    [followed by this article]

    Much fewer migratory birds at Farewell Spit in NW Nelson

    [meanwhile in the soggy Breadbasket of America]
    'Unprecedented' Spring Flood Season to Put 200 Million People in the U.S. at Risk, NOAA Warns

    “[The flooding] could be worse than anything we have seen in recent years,” Erikson said. [more; ~ 1 min. video + more]

    Why did the Dow plunge? Banks and tech stocks drag down market

    Stocks tumbled Friday as weak manufacturing reports in the U.S. and abroad sparked fresh worries about the global economy. [more]

    [time to chill; your one minute of zen]
    Guy in pile of puppies is National Puppy Day perfection

  6. Viking Cruises engine failure off Norway coast prompts rescue operation for 1,300 people on board

    [Suddenly it's not just planes]

    Rescue helicopters were battling severe winds on Saturday to airlift more than 1,300 people off a Viking Cruises' ship that issued a distressed call after an engine failure off the coast of Norway.

    Overwhelmed rescuers forced to leave some cyclone victims behind
    Overwhelmed rescuers forced to leave some cyclone victims behind

    "We already have more than 200 dead, and nearly 350,000 people are at risk," Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced Tuesday, while the government in Zimbabwe said around 100 people had died but the toll could be three times that figure. [more]