Saturday, August 17, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-16

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

2019-08-16 - Unknown odor hits truck stop and sends 16 people to the hospital in Arbon Valley (Idaho):

Quote: "Sixteen people are being kept overnight for observation at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello after a reported hazardous materials incident late Friday afternoon at a local truck stop, the hospital reported. The Pocatello Fire Department said late Friday night that after several hours of investigating what was reported as an unusual smell at the Bannock Peak Truck Stop and Casino, no evidence of a hazardous substance has been located."

Quote: "The mysterious smell was first reported around 3:40 p.m. Friday at Bannock Peak Truck Stop and Casino, located off Interstate 86 between Pocatello and American Falls."

2019-08-16 - Dead zone growing in Chesapeake Bay:

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame and kills 3-year-old girl near business in Plainview (Texas):

Quote: "At this time, Gibson said, it's unclear what caused the fire and names are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin."

2019-08-16 - Electrical substation explodes and burns in Stourport (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Little Camas Reservoir (Idaho):

2019-08-16 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton (Massachusetts):

2019-08-16 - July 2019 was Earth’s hottest month in recorded history, 2019 almost certain to be among the 5 warmest years on record:

2019-08-16 - Toddler boy has seizure, collapses, stops breathing, bleeds from nose and mouth, in the Canary Islands (Spain):

Quote: "A toddler is fighting for his life after suffering a seizure while on holiday with his family on the Canary Islands. Two-year-old Jaiden Potter is in a critical condition after he dropped to the ground in his family's hotel room, stopped breathing and began to bleed from his nose and mouth."

2019-08-16 - Severe hailstorm kills or maims 11,000+ birds in in Yellowstone County (Montana):

2019-08-16 - Home explodes and burns near Preston (Iowa), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 123rd residential explosion in 2019...

2019-08-16 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations in Viento State Park along the Columbia River near Hood River (Oregon):

2019-08-16 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Stockholm (Sweden):

Note: This is the 731st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-16 - Train car full of trash bursts into flame at Tinker Creek Transfer Station in Roanoke (Virginia):

2019-08-16 - School bus bursts into flame on highway 18 in Apple Valley (California):

Note: This is the 106th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 392nd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Whitburn Road in Bathgate (Scotland):

Note: This is the 393rd bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-16 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-74 in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2019-08-16 - Two tractor trailers destroyed by fire, two more damaged, while parked at business in Reno (Nevada):

Quote: "Multiple semi trucks caught fire late Friday night in an industrial area of Reno, according to the Reno Fire Department."

2019-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Rankin County (Mississippi):

2019-08-16 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-25 near Socorro (New Mexico):

Quote: "I-25 milepost 115 is closed in both directions for a semi-tractor-trailer on fire."

Note: These are the 1415th, 1416th, 1417th, 1418th and 1419th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-16 - Dump truck bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on I-75 in Estero (Florida):

2019-08-16 - Truck bursts into flame on the Southern Motorway in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-08-16 - RV bursts into flame near North Palm Springs (California):

Note: This is the 304th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-08-16 - Van bursts into flame in Onchan on the Isle of Man:

2019-08-16 - Van bursts into flame in Cefn Coch, Oswestry (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Van bursts into flame on Tring Road in Aylesbury (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 16 August, 11.57am Van on fire, Tring Road, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-08-16 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 63 in Rochester (Minnesota):

2019-08-16 - SUV bursts into flame on I-96 near Novi (Michigan):

Quote: "A mother with six boys in her vehicle on their way to Twelve Oaks Mall to go back-to-school shopping relied on her motherly instincts when the SUV burst into flames on I-96. She managed to get the SUV out of the way of traffic and all six boys to safety."

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on street in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on Route 201 in Magna (Utah):

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Staines (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame in Kenstone, Hodnet (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame in Wootton, Bridgnorth (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Car bursts into flame at 2:38 AM in Six Ashes, Bridgnorth (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame inside garage at towing business in Point Douglas (Canada), 600 feet from the Red River, 2 injured:

Quote: "Crews were called to a business on Mordaunt Street in Point Douglas just before 8 p.m., where a vehicle in an attached garage was on fire."

2019-08-16 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 6:58 AM on Corpse Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Copse Road, Scunthorpe. Fri 16 Aug 2019 06:58 (No:17988) One motorbike on fire. Scotty Back Pack and buckets of water in use."

2019-08-16 - Semi trailer and commercial building destroyed by fire in Marshalltown (Iowa), nobody there:

Quote: "A 53 foot semi trailer was also burning on the West side of the building."

2019-08-16 - Barn destroyed by fire on Baker Road in New Sewickley Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-16 - Around 1000 tons of straw go up in flames on Hod Hall Lane in Haddenham (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Commercial building destroyed by huge fire at 1:30 AM in Ontario (California):

2019-08-16 - Cabinet factory destroyed by fire in Columbus (Ohio):

2019-08-16 - Restaurant damaged by fire at 6:56 AM on West 21st Street in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-08-16 - Storage facility destroyed by fire in the wee hours on West Broadway Street in St. Bernice (Indiana):

2019-08-16 - Warehouse heavily damaged by huge fire in Ghitorni area in Delhi (India):

2019-08-16 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire at 2:32 AM on Waterfront Drive in Iowa City (Iowa), 1800 feet from the Iowa River:

2019-08-16 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Jordan Drive in Post Falls (Idaho):

2019-08-16 - Home destroyed by fire and explosion in Vienna (Missouri), 6 firefighters injured:

2019-08-16 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire on Academy Street in Laconia (New Hampshire):

2019-08-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Lamb Street in Westbrook (Maine), near the coast:

2019-08-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM on Randolph Street Northwest in coastal Washington DC:

2019-08-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in the Annaville area in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2019-08-16 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Mount Pleasant (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-08-16 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 3 AM on Clark Drive in Vidalia (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2019-08-16 - Deadly fire destroys home shortly before 5 AM on Hudson Street in Burlington (Kansas), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-16 - Deadly fire destroys home on Rockmill Court in Lawrenceville (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-08-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Spruce Street in Harrison Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on North 40th Street near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):

2019-08-16 - Dozens of sea birds found dead along beaches in coastal Kivalina (Alaska):

Quote: "Kivalina residents were greeted with an unwelcome surprise on their beaches last week. People driving four-wheelers along the coast counted dozens of dead seabirds scattered across the ground. '(They were) both nearby and far away, all down the coastline going south,' said resident Rojo Adams. 'We stopped counting at 65.'"

Quote: "'My intuition tells me there's probably more past the island,' Douglas said. '(There was) no blood; (it) just seemed to be a mass die-off.'"

2019-08-16 - Whale washes ashore dead on coastal Long Beach (New York):

2019-08-16 - Fin whale strands and dies at beach in coastal Asturias (Spain):

2019-08-16 - China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak:

2019-08-16 - Two workers gassed to death in manhole in Nagappattinam (India):

Quote: "Two sanitary workers died after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning a sewer line at a housing unit in Nambiar Nagar in Nagappattinam district on Friday. One more sanitary worker fell unconscious."

2019-08-16 - Two people die in the Indus River in Nowshera (Pakistan):

2019-08-16 - Man, 77, dies after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home near Decatur (Illinois):

Quote: "A 77-year-old Decatur man died Friday at Wise Health System after being found unresponsive in a pool Thursday afternoon at his home."

2019-08-16 - Infant girl stops breathing at home and dies in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "The NYPD says Charlie McCall, a six-month-old baby girl, was found by her mother unresponsive and not breathing inside their Jefferson Place home Friday night. The child was rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where she was pronounced dead."

2019-08-16 - Man, 32, found dead in the water, toddler found alone on boat nearby, at Lake Granbury (Texas):

Quote: "A body was recovered after a day’s long search on Lake Granbury. Friday morning, a 3-year-old girl was found alone in a boat. She told police her 'daddy went swimming.'"

2019-08-16 - Man, 50, found dead and face-down in pond in coastal North Port (Florida):

2019-08-16 - Man found dead in water in coastal Port Salerno (Florida):

2019-08-16 - Man, 43, found dead in submerged pickup truck in canal near South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road in Wellington (Florida):

2019-08-16 - Boy, 15, found dead in Lake Lowell near Page (Arizona):

Quote: "Divers recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy at Lake Powell near Page after a presumed drowning Friday — the second drowning there this week, according to National Park Service officials."

2019-08-16 - Man, 19, found dead in car in Lehi (Utah):

2019-08-16 - Man in his 40s or 50s found dead in back of woman's pickup truck after she returns from grocery shopping in the Town of Newfane (New York):

2019-08-16 - Person found dead under railroad bridge in Greenville County (South Carolina):

2019-08-16 - Woman, 57, found dead along the Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin):

2019-08-16 - Man drops dead near grocery store in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2019-08-16 - Man found dead under home in Jackson (Mississippi):

2019-08-16 - Man, 66, found dead in pond in coastal Bintulu (Malaysia):

2019-08-16 - Person sickens and dies near store in Twickenham Green (Britain):

Quote: "A person has been confirmed to have died near Sainsbury's Local in Twickenham Green. A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed they had been called to the scene where a person had been found 'unwell', and had later died at the scene."

2019-08-16 - Driver has 'medical issue', tractor trailer veers off road, overturns into woods, on I-90 near North East (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The driver of the semi-trailer had a medical issue and ran off the road, according to reports from the scene."

2019-08-16 - Man in his 40s has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into school, in Gretna (Nebraska):

Quote: "A man crashed his SUV into Gretna High School after suffering a medical emergency Friday evening, Gretna police say. The man, who is in his 40s, was taken to the hospital with what police think are minor injuries."

2019-08-16 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Lawton (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the crash happened because the driver suffered what they call a 'medical episode.'"

2019-08-16 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into culvert, in Lafayette County (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Missouri Highway Patrol crash report says Fred Taylor, 58, of Kansas City, Ks., was northbound on Route 131 at Mount Tabor when he suffered a medical emergency. His vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert."

2019-08-16 - Man has 'medical incident', car crashes into brick wall, in Buckstone (Scotland), 1 injured:

Quote: "It was a one vehicle collision following a medical incident and the driver of the vehicle is now receiving appropriate medical care."

2019-08-16 - Small plane crashes and burns near the Industrial Canal in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), 2 killed:

Quote: "The crash was reported near Jourdan Road and Morrison Road near the Industrial Canal around 3:20 p.m. Friday. It happened just south of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport."

Quote: "A city official called the crash 'quite catastrophic' and said a fire engulfed the plane after it hit the ground. First responders attempted to rescue the victims but were inhibited by the fire, the official said."

2019-08-16 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapse, in Provo (Utah):

2019-08-16 - Passenger bus veers off road, crashes into pole, in Hetauda (Nepal), 1 killed, 15 injured:

2019-08-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-20 in Columbia (South Carolina):

2019-08-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 26 in Hillsboro (Oregon):

2019-08-16 - Van veers off road, crashes through fence, bursts into flame, in Salisbury Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "Firefighters say there’s a possibility that the victim had a medical issue that led up to the crash."

2019-08-16 - Car veers across median, hits semi head-on, on I-40 in Johnston County (North Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-16 - Car crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, in Walla Walla (Washington), 1 killed:

2019-08-16 - Shark attacks and injures 9-year-old girl in New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2019-08-16 - Sinkhole closes road in Portsmouth (Ohio):

2019-08-16 - Sinkhole opens at intersection in Kelowna (Canada):

2019-08-16 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2019-08-16 - Home collapses in Jamnagar (India), 2 killed:

2019-08-16 - Volcano Popocat├ępetl erupts 13 times in 24 hours near Mexico City (Mexico):

2019-08-16 - Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Hutchinson (Kansas):

2019-08-16 - Lightning strike kills 5 people at beach in Cuba:

2019-08-16 - Extremely bright meteor lights up the skies over the western-central Mediterranean:

2019-08-16 - Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage:

2019-08-16 - New state of matter discovered by scientist:

2019-08-16 - Actor Peter Fonda dies at age 79 in Los Angeles (California):


  1. Happy sleep-in Sunday, Jonny and your readership.

    Gone-be a hot one around he' taday!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.17.19 New UN Report Puts A Dagger Through Climate Deniers Favorite Argument [~ 13 min.]

    Mysterious STEALTHY "Craft" spotted in Clouds - HUGE Fireball lights up Mediterranean! [MrMBB333 video] [~ 10.3 min.]

    Plane crashes into a house in Dutchess County, police report [short news spot; no cause yet]

    The FAA reports the Cessna 303 crashed into a house on South Smith Road near Poughkeepsie. [see video]

    Alaska wildfires sparked by high winds force mandatory evacuations

    TALKEETNA, Alaska — Pilot cars began shepherding motorists through a previously-closed stretch of Alaska’s George Parks Highway for several hours Saturday after an unusual combination of high winds and dry weather sparked six blazes in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

    "Firefighters continue to work furiously to contain two wildfires burning about 20 miles apart on the opposite side of the Parks Highway, one of which temporarily closed the highway between mileposts 88 to 93," the Alaska Division of Forestry said in a release. [more]

    Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches

    A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan.

    ArcelorMittal issued a statement Friday night saying it "apologizes and accepts responsibility for the incident from the Burns Harbor facility."

    ArcelorMittal said the spill resulted after its Burns Harbor mill "experienced a failure at the blast furnace water recirculation system. This isolated event resulted in the release of wastewater containing elevated levels of ammonia and cyanide."

    The Portage Port Authority, a local marina development and various individuals have filed notice of their intent to sue ArcelorMittal for violations of the Clean Water Act, attorney Thomas Dogan told the newspaper.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cyanide "is a rapidly acting, potentially deadly chemical that can exist in various forms" including cyanide salts, which are used in metallurgy for electroplating, metal cleaning and removing gold from ore. [more; there's a A/M plant in my town]

    Severe storms with 70 mph winds hit the Plains [100 sec. news spot]

    Thunderstorms bringing heavy rain and hail to the Midwest as heat in the West raises threats of fires. [more]

  2. Raining here currently (after being sunny, hot & humid all day.

    [beside the small plane that hit the house in NY, another one]
    News anchor and pilot killed in small plane crash [30 sec. news spot]

    New Orleans anchor Nancy Parker and stunt plane pilot Franklin J.P. Augustus died when the plane crashed while Parker was shooting a story about Augustus.

    [here's one in DE too]
    Two dead in plane crash near I-95 at Churchmans Road

    DRBA said the aircraft, which is registered to a Philadelphia resident, took off from Runway 32 at the New Castle Airport about 8:50 a.m. The pilot then immediately notified the air-traffic control tower of an urgent need to return to the airport, DRBA said.

    The aircraft crashed about two miles north of the runway in a wooded area off I-95 and Route 7 near the White Clay Medical Center, said DRBA, which operates the airport. [more]

    [the Epstein thing goes really deep and probably world wide]
    Interview with Whitney Webb: Epstein is one node in a network of sexual blackmail by CIA, Mossad and Mafia [16.75 min. video]

    18 people missing as flash flood washes away 20 houses in Uttarakhand, India

    At least 18 people are missing after a flood in the Tons River washed away around 20 houses in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Sunday. The Tons River has been flowing above the danger level in Uttarkashi following heavy rainfall in the past few days. The water breached local markets recently, prompting the administration to issue an alert. [see videos]

    The state government has sent in teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for rescue operations.

    However, incessant rains have severely crippled transportation, making it difficult to reach the spot.

    The Gangotri highway, a key road in the region, has been shut down after landslides.

    Flash floods and cloudbursts have left people stranded in several areas of the state.

    The weather department has predicted widespread rainfall over the next three days in Uttarkashi along with Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Dehradun, Pauri and Nainital districts. [more]

    Large numbers of red sprites in the skies over Europe this summer

    [something to listen to while you work the night shift, Jonny]
    LeShow for Aug. 18 [~ 1 hr]

    [more below]

  3. “Today Saudi Arabia finally lost the war on Yemen.” 17 August 2019

    Eric Zuesse

    On August 17th, an anonymous German intelligence analyst who has perhaps the world’s best track-record of publicly identifying and announcing historical turning-points, and who is therefore also a great investigative journalist regarding international relations (especially military matters, which are his specialty) headlined at his “Moon of Alabama” blog, “Long Range Attack On Saudi Oil Field Ends War On Yemen”, and he opened:

    Today Saudi Arabia finally lost the war on Yemen. It has no defenses against new weapons the Houthis in Yemen acquired. These weapons threaten the Saudis economic lifelines. This today was the decisive attack:

    Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. …

    The Saudi acknowledgement of the attack came hours after Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the Houthis, issued a video statement claiming the rebels launched 10 bomb-laden drones targeting the field in their “biggest-ever” operation. He threatened more attacks would be coming.

    Today’s attack is a check-mate move against the Saudis. Shaybah is some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from Houthi-controlled territory. There are many more important economic targets within that range. …

    The attack conclusively demonstrates that the most important assets of the Saudis are now under threat. This economic threat comes on top of a seven percent budget deficit the IMF predicts for Saudi Arabia. Further Saudi bombing against the Houthi will now have very significant additional cost that might even endanger the viability of the Saudi state. The Houthi have clown prince Mohammad bin Salman by the balls and can squeeze those at will. [more]

    Deadly floods hit Istanbul after 4 months' worth of rain in 90 minutes, Turkey

    Extremely heavy rain hit Istanbul and other cities in NW Turkey on August 17, 2019, causing severe flooding in which one person lost its life. [more]

    [last bit below]

  4. Lowest sockeye salmon count on record at the Ballard Locks – “The salmon population is just not healthy anymore”

    According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s daily count, just 18,000 sockeye have been counted at the fish ladder during their upstream migration this summer.

    Aaron Bosworth, a fish biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, says it’s cause for concern. “This is the lowest sockeye count ever recorded at the Locks,” Bosworth says, and it’s been trending this way for the past few years. [more]

    Millions of Americans with employer health care are still spending a fortune

    As Americans continue grappling with rising health care costs, research indicates that a sizable group of people with employer health care are still spending a ton on their medical bills. [more]

    [i think at this point it's best to just avoid hiking, m'koi?]
    French hiker missing in Italy nine days found dead

    The body of a French hiker who disappeared nine days ago south of Naples was found Sunday, local Italian authorities said.

    "The body of Simon Gautier has been found a short while ago," the authorities in Sapri, near Belvedere di Ciolandre where the 27-year-old hiker was found dead.

    Gautier called for help on August 9, saying he had fallen down a cliff and broken both legs, but was unable to give his location other than "in the middle of nowhere, on the coast".

    According to the Italian media, he was found at the bottom of a ravine after a rescuer with binoculars spotted Gautier's backpack. [more]

    Days away from moving for a dream job, Miami doctor is killed in fall from cliff on vacation

    A man living in Miami fell over 82 feet to his death while on vacation with his fiance in Ibiza, friends and relatives reported in a crowd funding page. [more]

    Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand

    The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel. [more]

    Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

    Around 4,000 people were evacuated Sunday because of wildfires that, for the second time in a week, ravaged the countryside of one of Spain's Canary Islands. [more]