Friday, October 18, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-17

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

2019-10-17 - Woman, 49, found dead and burned inside apartment in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-17 - In separate incidents, at the same time and in the same place, two EMTs, men, 63 and 47, have stroke/aneurysm in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "An FDNY ambulance was involved in a minor crash on the BQE with a private car just after 1 p.m. on Thursday. FDNY officials said Liam Glinane, a 63-year-old EMT, was in that ambulance when he suffered a stroke, causing him to veer off the road. An EMS lieutenant identified as 47-year-old Raymond Wang was in a second ambulance doing a ride-along with a physician and they stopped to help after the crash. Officials say Wang suddenly became unconscious and suffered an aortic aneurysm. Both men were taken to the hospital in critical condition."

Quote: "City officials say it is a bizarre coincidence that both men experienced medical conditions at the same time."

20190-19-17 - Transformer bursts into flame at 2:45 AM at substation on Pericles Drive in coastal Oxnard (California):

2019-10-17 - Brush fire breaks out and closes US 101 in/near coastal Goleta (California):

2019-10-17 - Three homes destroyed by fire before 3 AM in Ocean Bay Park on coastal Fire Island (New York):

2019-10-17 - Pennsylvania GOP working hard to criminalize protesters:

Quote: "If that sounds vaguely familiar, the GOP senator’s plan is almost identical to a 2017 bill that passed the Pennsylvania Senate and died in the House. That bill also sparked a backlash from critics who said the bill’s only really purpose was to ice the First Amendment rights of legitimate dissenters, and scare away protest newcomers."

Quote: "Also back for another go-round is an arguably more punitive measure from a different GOP lawmaker — Sen. Scott Martin of Lancaster County, site of some of Pennsylvania’s most intense anti-pipeline protests — that aims to make protesters responsible for paying back governments for the costs of responding to their actions. A similar bill went nowhere in 2017."

Note: Expect to see more cracking down on protesters as the climate catastrophe continues to escalate, and not just in Pennsylvania. Since the GOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Fossil Fuel, expect to see the GOP being the primary instigator in proposing most or all of these freedom-restricting and speech-restricting laws in the US, as their masters dictate. But whatever laws they may pass, whatever restrictions they may place on people, the Earth is not bound by any of that, and the climate catastrophe will continue to escalate...

2019-10-17 - Extinction Rebellion climate protesters banned in London (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Agricultural business damaged by explosion in Dodge City (Kansas), 2 injured:

2019-10-17 - Cargo ship 'Habiba M' damaged by fire and explosions at coastal Damietta Port (Egypt):

Quote: "On Oct 17, 2019, a fire broke out in a cabin of the 'Habiba M' in Damietta Port at Dock No. 9. The fire caused an explosion of the cabins. Marine Units of the Port Authority and the Civil Protection Forces were alerted at 1.30 p.m. and tackled the fire assisted by tugs with firefighting equipment which had spread in the superstructure of the ship. The 'Habiba M' had arrived at the port at dawn for shipping a quantity of phosphate ore."

2019-10-17 - Boat, tractor, pickup truck, car and shed go up in flames at 3 AM in Denton (Nebraska):

Quote: "A 2011 pickup truck, 1962 Ford Galaxie, a boat, and a tractor were all damaged in the blaze, which officials estimated caused a total of $115,000 in damage and loss. "

Note: These are the 876th and 877th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019, and this is the 1860th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-17 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame near Cluj-Napoca (Romania):

2019-10-17 - Car-hauler bursts into flame en route to the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (Kansas):

Quote: "Thursday morning, JTG Daugherty Racing announced that its No. 47 Monster Energy Series team hauler had suffered a fire, and that the team was assessing the damage to its equipment."

Note: This is the 58th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-10-17 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Eleuthera (Bahamas):

2019-10-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 6 AM on I-70 ramp in Huber Heights (Ohio):

2019-10-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

Quote: "Two lanes of I-95 South are shut down between Chippenham and Willis Road as police and fire respond to a tractor-trailer fire..."

Note: These are the 1861st, 1862nd, 1863rd and 1864th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-17 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at 2:49 AM at strip mall in Old Bethpage on coastal Long Island (New York):

2019-10-17 - Several RVs go up in flames just after 1 AM while parked at dealership in Sacramento (California):

Note: These are the 368th, 369th and 370th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-10-17 - Campervan bursts into flame on street in Belleville (Canada):

2019-10-17 - Van bursts into flame on the A3102 in Royal Wootton Bassett (Britain):

2019-10-17 - SUV bursts into flame at 4:56 AM, ignites brush fire, on Vasco Road in Contra Costa County (California):

Quote: "Fire crews have contained a grass fire sparked after a vehicle that was ablaze pulled over on the shoulder of southbound Vasco Road early Thursday morning, according to fire officials."

2019-10-17 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2019-10-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in Longden, Shrewsbury (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Taxi bursts into flame at TJMaxx in coastal Hilo (Hawaii):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame at 6:48 AM on street in coastal East Hampton (New York):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Paden Street in West Endicott (New York):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame at the Straight River Rest area along I-35 near Owatonna (Minnesota):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on the Beltline in Madison (Wisconsin):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in North Haven (Connecticut):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on the A90 near Ellon (Scotland):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Eastrea Road in Whittlesey (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at store in Bicester (Britain):

Quote: "Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has now confirmed details of what happened, and said there had been a car fire on the first floor of the Sainsbury's car park."

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Keeble Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Slapton Lane in Northall (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 17 October, 7.18am Car fire, Slapton Lane, Northall. One appliance and crew from Leighton Buzzard attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2019-10-17 - Car bursts into flame on Brigg Road in Messingham (Britain):

Quote: "Brigg Road, Messingham. Thu 17 Oct 2019 18:50 (No:23198) Car fire. One BA and one hose reel in use. Incident left with vehicle owner."

2019-10-17 - Barn destroyed by fire in Lehigh Township (Pennsylvania), animals killed:

2019-10-17 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Victoria Road in Stafford (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Huge mulch fire breaks out in Walkersville (Maryland):

2019-10-17 - Water treatment plant damaged by fire in Gilbert (Arizona), 2 injured:

2019-10-17 - Offices damaged by fire at Pendennis Shipyard in coastal Falmouth (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Woodward Avenue in Springfield (Ohio):

2019-10-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Bever Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2019-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Hallock Avenue in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2019-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Sunburst Road in the Town of Burke (Wisconsin):

2019-10-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours on Woodview Drive in Huntsville (Alabama):

2019-10-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM on West Center Street just outside Shenandoah (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-17 - Home destroyed by fire on Thatcher Road in Soddy Daisy (Tennessee), dog killed:

2019-10-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM on West Center Street in West Mahanoy Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-17 - Home destroyed by fire on Holly Creek Road in Greeneville (Tennessee):

2019-10-17 - Historic mansion destroyed by fire on Clinton Avenue in coastal Newark (New Jersey), nobody there:

2019-10-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Omaha (Nebraska):

2019-10-17 - Deadly fire burns home on Racho Road in Taylor (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Excelsior Springs (Kansas), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 4 AM on Holly Street in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Vacant home burns on 12th Street in Rock Island (Illinois):

2019-10-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Mechanicsburg Road in Springfield (Ohio):

2019-10-17 - Sea turtles and fish washing up dead again on beaches in Florida:

Quote: "Since January, 54 dead sea turtles have washed ashore in Collier County. In the last two weeks alone, 27 have been found, according to Kraus."

2019-10-17 - College student, man, found dead in dorm room in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-10-17 - Man, 35, dies after being found unconscious in the water while snorkeling in coastal Hanauma Bay (Hawaii):

Quote: "And just a few hours earlier in the day, a 35-year-old visitor was snorkeling at Hanauma Bay before he was found unresponsive in the waters, officials said. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition but later died."

2019-10-17 - Young man, fire cadet, has 'medical emergency' and dies in West Valley (Washington):

Quote: "A young West Valley Fire cadet died on Monday, Oct. 14 after having a medical emergency, according to West Valley Fire Rescue. Gavin Gill was a student at West Valley High School."

Note: If he'd lived long enough, he might have gone on to become a fire engineer!

2019-10-17 - Fire engineer, man, 43, drops dead at home in McKinney (Texas):

2019-10-17 - Man, 33, drops dead on sidewalk in Parkersburg (West Virginia):

2019-10-17 - Man found dead in watery area near the Red River in Fargo (North Dakota):

2019-10-17 - Man, 56, expert hiker, found dead along the Appalachian Trail in Lehigh County (Pennsylvania):

2019-10-17 - Man, 44, dies after being pulled from submerged car in creek along Cemetery Road in Lemonweir (Wisconsin):

2019-10-17 - Man, 67, falls into creek and dies, near Charlotte Street in Wilmington (Illinois):

2019-10-17 - Person found dead near school in Richmond Hill (Canada):

2019-10-17 - Woman, 38, found dead on beach in coastal Seaford (Britain):

2019-10-17 - Driver has 'medical issue', car-hauler crashes down embankment, on I-40 near Asheville (North Carolina), 2 injured:

Quote: "WLOS-TV reported that the Kaulig Racing crash took place on westbound Interstate 40 in McDowell County, just east of Asheville, North Carolina. FOX Carolina reported that state troopers indicated that a medical issue with the driver caused the crash, forcing the tractor-trailer through a guard rail and down an embankment."

2019-10-17 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes head-on into school bus, in Bethalto (Illinois):

Quote: "The driver of an east bound vehicle appeared to have been suffering from a medical event which caused the accident."

2019-10-17 - Man, 50, has 'medical emergency', car crashes through fence, bursts into flame, in Springfield (Illinois), 1 killed, 6 injured:

Quote: "The Springfield Fire Department says a driver had a medical emergency when traveling near the corner of Koke Mill and La Conner Drive."

2019-10-17 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into cemetery, in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "The driver lost consciousness, but is now breathing. At this stage it's thought a medical episode may have caused them to lose control."

2019-10-17 - Passenger plane crashes off runway in coastal Unalaska (Alaska), 1 killed, 10 injured:

2019-10-17 - Small plane goes missing over the Gulf of Mexico:

2019-10-17 - Small plane crashes into pickup truck in Ledgeview (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Small plane crash-lands in field in Stockton (California), engine failure:

2019-10-17 - Helicopter crashes in Marshville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Tractor trailer crashes off I-20 overpass at 2:46 AM in Smith County (Texas), 2 injured:

2019-10-17 - Tractor trailer's brakes fail, truck veers off road and overturns, in Smyth County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Tractor trailer overturns into median on I-80 near Brady (Nebraska), 16 cows killed:

2019-10-17 - SUV veers off road, crashes into Goodwill store, in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2019-10-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, near Sargent (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2019-10-17 - Mammoth sinkhole opens and causes evacuations in Santa Lucia (El Salvador):

2019-10-17 - Sinkhole opens on street in Palmyra (Georgia):

2019-10-17 - Sinkhole opens on street in Portland (Oregon):

2019-10-17 - Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Port Orford (Oregon):

2019-10-17 - Hailstorm destroys crops in the Kullu Valley (India):

2019-10-17 - Bomb cyclone causes damage on the coast in the US Northeast:

2019-10-17 - Stormquakes - scientists discover new geophysical phenomenon:

2019-10-17 - Comer 2I/Borisov is 'mythical, never-before-seen real interstellar comet' say scientists:

2019-10-17 - Syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia at the highest level in history in the US:

Note: I could TINDER an explanation. Oops, I mean tender. Or do I?!


  1. How much more evidence for JJFH does one need when two paramedics (of different ages) die of the same cause in the same place at the same time? Coincidence my ass!

    Greetings Jonny, everyone. Let's see what's going on.

    National Preparedness Level raised to 2

    The week after the National Interagency Coordination Center announced they were going to stop producing the daily Situation Report and only publish it weekly, they raised the National Preparedness level to 2.

    The change occurred at 2 p.m. MDT Friday, “…due to an increase in resource mobilization, competition for resources, significant incidents occurring in multiple geographic areas and critical fire weather conditions in those geographic areas.”

    As of today, October 18, fourteen active large fires have burned more than 228,000 acres in five states. Twelve new large fires were reported this week.

    “Fire Season” is now “Fire Year”. [more]

    Cow Creek Fire spreads to the base of Courthouse Mountain [nice pic]

    [as to the discussion at the top regarding protesters]
    Welcome to the USSR: the United States of Suppression and Repression

    When propaganda is cleverly engineered, people don’t even recognize it as propaganda: welcome to the USSR, the United States of Suppression and Repression. The propaganda in the U.S. has reached such a high state that the majority of people accept it as “pravda” (truth), even as their limbic system’s BS detector is sensing there is a great disturbance in the Force.

    As the dissonance between the real world experienced by the citizenry and what they’re told is “pravda” by the media reaches extremes, the media is forced to double-down on the propaganda, shouting down, marginalizing, discrediting, demonetizing and suppressing dissenters via character assassination, following the old Soviet script to a tee.
    [more from Charles Hugh Smith]

    Maxime Bernier: Reject global warming alarmism

    [of course this comes from SOTT and shows Canada does it too]

    62 Killed, 60 Injured as Blast Hits Afghan Mosque

    According to eyewitnesses, the mosque's roof collapsed following the blast.

    No terrorist group has claimed responsibility so far. [more]

    Tulsi Nails it on National TV: US Regime-Change Wars

    It was a remarkably damning assessment of US policy in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. And it was by no means the first time that Gabbard has leveled with the American people on the brutality and criminality of Washington's so-called "interventions".

    The other 11 Democratic candidates on the stage during the TV debate looked agog after Gabbard's devastating and calmly delivered statement. All the others have proffered the false narrative that US forces are in Syria to "fight terrorism". They deplore Trump's announcement last week to pull back US troops from northeast Syria because, they say, it will undermine the fight against Islamic State (IS or ISIS) and other Al Qaeda affiliates. They also condemn Trump for "betraying Kurdish allies" by his partial troop withdrawal. [more]

    [next part follows]

  2. China records lowest quarterly economic growth in 27 years

    In the midst of a trade war with the United States and falling domestic demand, China registered a 6% GDP increase in the third quarter of the year compared to the same period of 2018.

    Trade suffered from US tariff increases, but the biggest impact on Chinese growth appears to come from a slowdown in domestic activity, including consumer spending and investment.
    [more; because people feel that something big is coming soon]

    Unprecedented flooding affects 200,000 in South Sudan - double average rainfall for 4 weeks

    Unprecedented heavy flooding in South Sudan's Maban County has affected nearly 200,000 people, including refugees and host population. [more]

    At least 28 killed, 286 homes destroyed as severe flooding hits Upper East Region, Ghana

    Eight days of unusually heavy rain caused severe floods in parts of northeastern Ghana, leaving at least 28 people dead. [more]

    Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of Gulf Coast

    Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast later today, October 18 and tonight (CDT) as a dangerous weather system, currently designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen, heads toward northern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Nestor" moving quickly toward Florida

    Tropical Storm "Nestor" formed October 18, 2019, as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is moving quickly toward Florida. Landfall s expected over Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning (LT), October 19, 2019.

    [from our No Shit, Sherlock dept.]
    Long-Awaited Colorado Health Study Finds Significant Risks From Fracking

    A long-delayed public health study commissioned by Colorado regulators found that oil and gas drilling poses health risks at distances greater than current minimum “setback” distances, a development that is poised to send shockwaves through a regulatory environment already in a state of transition and uncertainty.

    “Exposure to chemicals used in oil and gas development, such as benzene, may cause short-term negative health impacts…during ‘worst-case’ conditions,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a press release. “The study found that there is a possibility of negative health impacts at distances from 300 feet out to 2,000 feet.” [more]

    [oh, it's a LOT worse than that]

    [continued below]

  3. Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas

    in recent years, some of these same companies have significantly increased their flaring, as well as the venting of natural gas and other potent greenhouse gases directly into the atmosphere, according to data from the three largest shale-oil fields in the United States. [more; they lie all the time and do what they want]

    [of course there will be consequences]
    What Ballooning Carbon Emissions Will Do to Trees

    Apart from the experts, few people realize that climate change could be worse. Every year, trees, shrubs, and every other kind of plant absorb 9 billion tons of CO2—one quarter of what we let loose from our tailpipes and smokestacks—and help slow the gas’s accumulation in the atmosphere. If not for the world’s photosynthesizers, the concentration of CO2 in the air, along with Earth’s temperature, would be rising much faster than it already is.

    Lewis said he can’t give me specific numbers until he publishes his results. But he let on that his data show that “the sink declined.” This finding is broadly consistent with results published in a 2017 paper in the journal Science, which used measurements collected by NASA satellites to estimate plant growth and fire-related vegetation loss in the Congo forest. The authors of that paper concluded that the forest absorbed about 3 billion fewer metric tons of CO2 during the 2015 El NiƱo than it does during a normal year. That’s about as much CO2 as the European Union released by burning fossil fuels over the same period. [more]

    [more evidence that the Paris Agreement was a joke]
    Top investment banks provide $713 billion to expand fossil fuel industry since Paris climate change agreement – “We can all sit around pointing fingers at each other, but that doesn’t help solve what is a really complex and multifaceted problem”

    The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700 billion of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris climate change agreement, figures show. [more]

    [last part below]

  4. Saturday, 19 October 2019
    What is true, and what is not true in reports from the ice?

    Expeditions to the North Pole: when do small porkies become big porkies? [incl. ~ 8.3 min. video]

    MOSAIC is painted as a major, international, scientific expedition but is passing off photos that cannot possibly be taken where they said they have been. [more]

    [from our What Damage Can He Do Today desk]
    Trump Wants to Erase Protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, a Storehouse of Carbon

    The old-growth rainforest is a major North American carbon sink. The Trump administration is moving to lift a Clinton-era ban on logging there. [more]

    'We're going to have him for another four years.' Impeachment fight riles up Donald Trump supporters for 2020
    3.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Los Angeles, triggers about a dozen burglar alarms: LAPD

    [from Straight Outta Compton]
    A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in the Los Angeles area around 12:20 a.m. Friday and centered in Compton, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

    According to seismologist Lucy Jones, the small quake was near the Newport-Inglewood fault and was about 15 miles deep.[more]

    The Amazon hasn't stopped burning. There were 19,925 fire outbreaks last month, and 'more fires' are in the future [incl. ~ 1.3 min. video]

    The number of fires decreased by 35% in September, but experts say this is merely a slowdown in a crisis with global repercussions. [more]

    Alaska to consider changing oil spill regulations

    State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune says he wants to make sure the rules are not outdated

    State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune said there’s no intent to do away with the plans. [more]

    [and finally, from our Wishful Thinking segment]
    Global finance leaders hopeful for modest rebound in 2020

    Global finance leaders agree that growth has slowed but they remain hopeful for a modest rebound next year as long as trade and geopolitical tensions do not worsen. [more]

  5. [more corroboration of JJFH]

    No Foul Play in Deaths of American Tourists in the Dominican Republic, FBI Report Finds
    No Foul Play in Deaths of American Tourists, FBI Finds

    Toxicology reports on the deaths of three Americans in the Dominican Republic earlier this year are consistent with the findings of local authorities, according to the U.S. State Department, corroborating the Caribbean nation's initial assertion that there was no foul play involved in the trio of deaths.

    The American toxicology reports, which were conducted by the FBI in Quantico, are consistent with Dominican reports that indicated Pennsylvania resident Miranda Schaup-Werner died of a heart attack and that Maryland couple Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Day died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema [at the same time - they left that part out], a State Department spokesperson said. [more]

  6. Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

    Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. [more]

    Boeing pilots messaged about 737 Max issues years before 2 crashes killed 346

    Internal messages between two Boeing pilots appear to show the company knew about problems with an automated system in the 737 Max aircraft in 2016, two years before two separate crashes involving the Max killed 346 people.
    [more; incl. ~ 2 min. interview]

    Dam collapse at Siberia gold mine after heavy rain kills 15

  7. [Under Land Subsidance]
    Gigantic Sinkhole Prompts the Evacuation of Hundreds of Homes in El Salvador (Video and Pictures)

    Drone footage shows homes teetering on the edge of the crater the size of a football pitch. [more; Jeez!]