Sunday, October 20, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-19

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

2019-10-19 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of cars burns, in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "According to Phoenix firefighters, a bunch of cars caught fire at the scrapyard. It was a big fire that was a challenge to access, fire crews said. However, they were able to successfully extinguish it."

2019-10-19 - At least 30 cars go up in flames at auto salvage yard in Modesto (California):

Quote: "Fire crews knocked down a wrecking yard fire in Modesto that burned more than 30 cars, the Modesto Fire Department said."

2019-10-19 - At least 13 cars go up in flames in the wee hours while parked at car dealership in Des Moines (Iowa):

2019-10-19 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in Berlin (Germany), 3 injured:

Quote: "A train carrying hundreds of football fans caught fire in Berlin. Three people received treatment for smoke inhalation after the blaze broke out at Bellevue station. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening."

2019-10-19 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Dorchester (Britain):

2019-10-19 - Underground coal seam fire discovered near Dolores (Colorado):

2019-10-19 - Wildfire compensation deadline looms for 70,000 people in California:

2019-10-19 - Flowers start blooming 1043 miles from the North Pole in areas of melting permafrost in Siberia (Russia):

2019-10-19 - Facing unbearable heat, Qatar begins to air-condition outdoor stadiums:

2019-10-19 - US Army to test 'mystery materials' owned by Blink-182 frontman's UFO group at government facilities:

2019-10-19 - Apartment building explodes in Tbilisi (Georgia), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 157th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-10-19 - School bus bursts into flame on highway near Kumasi (Ghana):

Note: This is the 145th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 517th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-10-19 - Soccer team bus bursts into flame on road in Bursa (Turkey):,h7HvUnoiuESR5zTRlV7p_g

Note: This is the 518th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-10-19 - Tractor trailer and business destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Liberty (Texas):

Quote: "'This was a very large building with offices in the front and a warehouse and shop in the back. There was an 18-wheeler that was being serviced inside the shop and it caught fire and is part of the losses,' the fire marshal said."

2019-10-19 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Napperby (Australia):

Note: These are the 1869th and 1870th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-19 - Van and two cars destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked on Aird Avenue in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2019-10-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2019-10-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station near Monticello (Arkansas):

2019-10-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2019-10-19 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on street in coastal Neptune Beach (Florida):

2019-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), separate crash too:

2019-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street in Rochester (New York):

2019-10-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 in Carlisle (Britain):

2019-10-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-465 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-10-19 - Car dealership building damaged by fire in Huntsville (Alabama):

2019-10-19 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Modesto (California):

2019-10-19 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in coastal Chula Vista (California), 1 injured:

2019-10-19 - Home damaged by fire on O’Byrnes Ferry Road in Jamestown (California):

2019-10-19 - Home damaged by fire in the Captain’s Cove area in coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

2019-10-19 - Home heavily damaged by carport fire in West Florence (South Carolina):

Quote: "West Florence firefighters responded to 2941 Boxwood Ave. home after 6 p.m. and arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the carport area of the home, said Dustin Fails, assistant fire chief."

2019-10-19 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Lost Creek Road in Dexter (Oregon), 3 dogs killed:

2019-10-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2:47 AM in Lenexa (Kansas):

2019-10-19 - Seafront hotel damaged by fire in coastal Brighton (Britain):

2019-10-19 - Deadly fire burns home just after 4 AM in Eau Claire (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-10-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 6 AM on Cobb Street in Greenville County (South Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-10-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:08 AM on Bridge Road in North Hero (Vermont), near Lake Champlain, 2 killed:

2019-10-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on NE Monroe Street in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-10-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Langley (Canada):

2019-10-19 - Two men, 34 and 37, one a diving instructor, die while diving off coastal Phuket (Thailand):

Quote: "A South Korean man and a Thai diving instructor who came to his rescue drowned while diving off Koh Racha Yai in Phuket on Saturday."

2019-10-19 - Man and woman, 87 and 66, found dead in apartment on Lunalilo Street in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2019-10-19 - Boy, 17, goes into cardiac arrest and dies at home in State College (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "When police and EMS arrived on scene, they found a 17-year-old male unconscious and experiencing cardiac arrest. Attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful, says police, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The report did state that there were no signs of trauma on the victim and an autopsy has been scheduled by the Centre County coroner's office."

2019-10-19 - Man, 53, goes hunting, has 'medical emergency' and dies, in Indiana County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The coroner says a Center Township man who died Friday evening is believed to have suffered a medical emergency. 53-year-old George Zayac Jr. of Cedar Street in Coral was archery hunting near the Red Barn Sportsmen’s Club when he suddenly fell ill.  He was pronounced dead at 9:54 PM."

2019-10-19 - Person found dead in Lake Martin in Springfield (Florida):

2019-10-19 - Person found dead in pasture in Wells (Texas):

2019-10-19 - Teen girl dies in the Orange River on the Eastern Cape (South Africa):

2019-10-19 - Girl, 11, found dead in pond in Saptari (Nepal):

2019-10-19 - Woman, 69, collapses at guest house and dies in Kolkata (India):

2019-10-19 - Man, 45, dies in the water at beach during triathlon in coastal Peguera (Spain):

Quote: "A British man has died following a tragic incident during a triathlon in Spain, it has been reported. The 45-year-old is thought to have drowned during the Challenge Peguera-Mallorca triathlon on Saturday morning. Local media in Majorca have reported that the man was a firefighter. His wife and children are understood to have witnessed the distressing incident as it unfolded at the tourist resort of Peguera, at around 10am this morning."

Quote: "The competitor was about 600 metres from the shore when he got into difficulty and had a cardiac arrest, according to emergency services."

2019-10-19 - Person has 'medical emergency' on ferry ship on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "A medical emergency is causing delays to Red Funnel ferries this morning. The unspecified emergency is currently being attended to by an ambulance, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has confirmed."

2019-10-19 - Military trainer plane crashes into field near Wazirabad (Pakistan):

2019-10-19 - Two tractor trailers and SUV crash, fire erupts, on I-470 near Wheeling (West Virginia), 2 killed:

2019-10-19 - SUV crashes into median and overturns at 11:11 PM on US 101 in coastal San Jose (California), 3 killed, 4 injured:

2019-10-19 - SUV crashes into guardrail, bursts into flame, in South Huntington on coastal Long Island (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officers arrived in minutes and found the vehicle on fire as Good Samaritans were attempting to assist Levy, who was unconscious in the driver’s seat, police said."

2019-10-19 - Pickup truck overturns at 4:55 AM, bursts into flame, in Merrimac (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2019-10-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into deli, on Connecticut Avenue in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2019-10-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Plainville (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2019-10-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Bloomington (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-10-19 - Sinkhole opens along road on coastal Wilmington Island (Georgia):

2019-10-19 - Conductor, man, has seizure during concert in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

Quote: "Symphony spokeswoman Alekzandria Peugh tells that conductor Thomas Heuser experienced a seizure during the first few minutes of the Mountain View Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Concert: Masquerade."

2019-10-19 - Man, 30, goes into cardiac arrest on Fenton Street in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Fenton Street, Scunthorpe. Sat 19 Oct 2019 13:46 (No:23301) 30 year old male suffering possible cardiac arrest. Fire Service assisted ambulance personnel to move casualty into ambulance. Evac mat in use."

2019-10-19 - Volcano Etna erupts again in Italy:

2019-10-19 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts in Japan:

2019-10-19 - Tropical Storm Nestor leaves path of destruction in Florida:

2019-10-19 - Top investment banks have provided $713 billion to expand the fossil fuel industry since the Paris climate change agreement:

Note: Who knew killing ourselves off would cost so much?! Good thing we have banks to finance our suicide!

2019-10-19 - China records lowest quarterly economic growth in 27 years:


  1. Happy Monday Jonny, everyone! Modesto had a two-fer! PA all over the place this past week, fires, people dropping dead, all kinda accidents and fires.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.20.19 Hillary Swings and Misses - All Corporations Must Go [~ 15 min.]

    Tornado ravages north Dallas, leaving thousands without power

    A tornado plowed through parts of northern Dallas late on Sunday, knocking out power to more than 175,000 homes and businesses and delaying flights at regional airports, officials said.

    The storm left a miles-long swath of destruction through Dallas, hitting near the Love Field airport in the city's north, the National Weather Service's (NWS) Weather Prediction Center in College Park Maryland said early on Monday. [more]

    Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

    Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael.

    The storm made landfall Saturday on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve off Florida's northern Gulf Coast in a lightly populated area of the state, the National Hurricane Center said.

    Nestor was expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to drought-stricken inland areas on its march across a swath of the U.S. Southeast. Forecasters said it also was raising an overnight threat of severe weather in the Carolinas as it continued to speed toward the Atlantic Ocean. [more]

    Man missing after falling into sinkhole and getting swept away in drain pipes

    Crews from the Phoenix Fire Department have returned from helping local authorities search for a man who fell into a sinkhole and was swept away in a storm drain. [more]

    Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon

    Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. [more]

    [more below]

  2. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London [kangaroo] court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges. [more]

    How dangerous is it for humans to ingest microplastics?

    We know for a fact that microplastics have made their way into the food chain and we are now ingesting them on a regular, if not daily, basis. But how harmful and dangerous is it for humans to be eating plastic? What is it doing to our bodies?

    Recent studies have revealed the extent of how much plastic we are ingesting. A pilot study which took place in October 2018 found microplastics in the feces of eight people who provided samples for research. This was a small sample group but nodded to the inevitable conclusion that humans are eating plastic.

    In June of this year, a study published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal confirmed this, finding that humans could be consuming between 39,000 and 52,000 plastic particles every year. When you add that to the number of particles we inhale, the scientists took that number closer to 74,000 a year.

    there is a lack of research and evidence in this area because only now are we, as a population, realising the true extent of our plastic problem. [more]

    [here's a group that clearly doesn't get it]
    IMF to examine climate risk to financial markets -official

    Family of teacher found dead in Brandywine River desperate for answers [~ .75 min. news spot]

    Search for small plane missing near North Carolina airport

    The Federal Aviation Administration radar lost track of the Piper PA32 at about 7:25 p.m. Sunday as it approached Runway 32, the smallest of three landing strips and perpendicular to what the airport considers its primary runway. Air operations were halted for about 20 minutes as firefighting and rescue units rushed to the wooded area, but the plane could not be located. [more]

    Deep M6.4 Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Islands – No Tsunami Threats or Warnings

    [more later]

  3. Monday, 21 October 2019


  4. Authorities Searching for Missing West Point Cadet

    The U.S. Military said the cadet was last seen at the academy on Friday

    Officials said Sunday the cadet's M4 rifle is also missing, but they don't believe he has any magazines or ammunition. They say he does not pose a threat to the public, but may be a danger to himself. [more]

    Bird Takes Down U.S. Navy “Doomsday” Aircraft, Meant to Survive a Nuclear Attack

    The bird strike took out one of the plane’s four engines, and the U.S. Navy declared it a “Class A mishap,” meaning the event caused more than $2 million in damages, death or permanent disability. [more]

    Some Underwater Volcanoes Create Volcanic Gas Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

    Volcanic eruptions are spewing large plumes of gas and ash in the sky sometimes disturbing aircrafts. [more]

    Multiple Birds Mysteriously Falling From the sky Outside a Hospital in Coventry, UK!

    Birds don’t like the new 5G technology.

    Two recent events – and probably more not covered by medias – show that birds don’t like the new 5G technology. A few days ago, more than 300 fell from the sky at the NASCAR Hall of Fame building in Uptown Charlotte. It seems that beginning of the month, another bird mass die-off occurred just in front of an hospital in Coventry, UK, where they have just introduced the new internet technology. And this is no coincidence![more]

    World economy is sleepwalking into a new financial crisis - Former BoE boss Mervyn King

    "By sticking to the new orthodoxy of monetary policy and pretending that we have made the banking system safe, we are sleepwalking towards that crisis."

    He added that the US would suffer a "financial armageddon" if its central bank - the Federal Reserve - lacked the necessary firepower to combat another episode similar to the sub-prime mortgage sell-off. [more; they're out of ammo]

    Tornado blows rooftops off and destroys 20 homes in Malaysia

    A landspout struck 20 homes and uprooted trees in Mukim Jeram, Kedah on Sunday, 20 October [more]

  5. [start off the week with some headlines from Rice Farmer]

    News Links, October 21, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    How Badly Overstated is Chinese and US GDP?

    If you want the American dream, 'you ought to move to Canada,' says Ford Foundation president

    A World Without Retirement

    US Imposes A Record $7.5 Billion In Tariffs On European Goods; Europe Vows Retaliation

    Central Banks Are Out Of Ammo - UN Head Demands Immediate Fiscal Stimulus To Save World From Crisis

    America's coal country is heading for another wave of layoffs

    Boeing 737 MAX test pilot grappled with simulator flaws, too

    Boeing Wants It To Fly, But Travelers Fear The 737 MAX
    "Travelers aren't merely scared of the 737 MAX, they're terrified of it."

    Boeing survey showed that employees felt pressure from managers on safety approvals

    Media And Pundits Misread The 'Everyone Wins' Plan For Syria (MoA)

    Turkey plans presence across northeast Syria, Erdogan says

    Turkey could seize US nukes stored at air base
    Ankara doesn't have access codes for devices, but they could be cracked over time and the fissile material could be used to make homemade weapons
    In tandem with nuclear power, the nuclear threat to life on Earth is bigger than ever. As the global economy continues to deteriorate, we are faced with the increasing risk that nuclear weapons will be used out of desperation, and the growing danger that nuclear power plants will lose offsite power. There's no place to hide. -- RF

    "Of Course Not": Venezuela Slams Russian Takeover Rumors

    The US Oil Rig Count Collapse Continues

    Local protests kill Norway's wind plans

    Drilling Giant Schlumberger Posts $11 Billion Loss

    Nigeria's Oil Industry Faces An Existential Risk

    Uncertainties following the Abqaiq attack have shrunk the world's safe oil reserves by around half (part 1)

    Electric car start-ups — once seen as threat — now struggle to survive

    Wood, the fuel of preindustrial societies, is half of EU renewable energy

    Russia's Thawing Permafrost May Cost Economy $2.3Bln a Year
    Russia's oil and gas infrastructure isn't ready for rising temperatures and melting ice.

    Michigan crop yield predictions: Setting all the wrong records in 2019

    The Key to Saving Family Farms Is in the Soil

    Hagibis damage to agriculture reaches 57 bil. yen (Japan)

    Amazon is shipping expired food, from baby formula to old beef jerky, scaring consumers and putting big brands at risk

    Baby Powered Recall 2019: Asbestos Forces Recall By Johnson & Johnson

    "Duck, Duck, Doom" - When Big Pharma Decides Who Among Us Is Worthy Of Saving

    Blockchain voting is vulnerable to hackers, software glitches and bad ID photos – among other problems

    The Dangerous Push For More Technology In Schools

    The Fed Is Lying To Us

    Why Has There Been A 56 Percent Increase In Suicide Among Young Americans In Just 10 Years?

    China Buying Boatloads Of Soybeans From Brazil After US Trade Talks

    San Francisco is losing residents because it's too expensive for nearly everyone

    Industrial output falls by most in five months, pushed lower by GM strike

    Bipartisan Shrug as US Budget Deficit Nears $1 Trillion

    Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want

    The Business of Homelessness: NYC's Biggest Shelter Contractor Makes Millions, Offers Shoddy Facilities

    Lampert helps bankroll Sears as woes persist after bankruptcy - sources

    Nearly one-third of all Amtrak trains are late — and it could be costing the railroad $42 million every year

    Another Chinese Mega-Construction Project in California Is Halted, this one in San Francisco. List of Troubled or Scuttled Chinese Projects in California Grows

    Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed
    An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes.

  6. Brush Fire Threatens Homes in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades

    [they got this one under control quickly; do you think it had anything to do with the fact that it was a wealthy neighborhood?]

    Three people hospitalised by chemical leak on board American Airlines plane

    Three people have been hospitalised after a cleaning product leaked on an American Airlines flight forcing it to make an emergency landing in Dublin.

    The plane was less than an hour into its flight from London Heathrow to Philadelphia when two crew members fell unconscious due to the powerful smell.

    Several passengers complained of burning eyes and skin irritation and one traveller was also taken to hospital in Ireland. [more]

    Climate scientist: our profession is letting down humanity – we must change the way we approach the climate crisis

    The 1979 Charney report raised concerns about an impending climate crisis long before we could directly evidence it. In response, the scientific community stepped up its research efforts, and has been conducting regular scientific assessments to build a consensus view, and send a strong message to policy makers to spur them into action.

    The problem is that 40 years of these efforts, however well-intentioned, have not had any impact on the carbon course of humanity. Since the middle of the 19th century, CO₂ emissions from human activities have been growing exponentially, on average by 1.65% per year since 1850. [more]

    Wave Power: The Latest Genius Green Energy Solution to Climate Change

    Global warming eclipses nuclear war as top concern: Nobel laureate

    The threat of climate change has overtaken the prospect of nuclear war as the most pressing concern facing humanity, a former Colombian president and Nobel peace laureate warned Monday.

    "After World War II, the world was facing a threat from a nuclear war," Juan Manuel Santos, a staunch environmentalist, told the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai.

    "The threat from a nuclear war remains... but we have something worse, which is a certainty. That is climate change," he said. [more]

    Ozone hole shrinks to smallest size on record, and it's not related to global warming

    Thanks to unusually warm temperatures high above Antarctica this month, the ozone hole shrank to its smallest size on record, scientists reported Monday.

    An annual phenomenon in the stratosphere above Antarctica, the ozone hole is a dramatic thinning of the ozone layer that's typically boosted in size by colder temperatures.

    This is the third time in 40 years that weather systems have caused warm temperatures that limit ozone depletion, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Similar weather patterns in the Antarctic stratosphere in September 1988 and 2002 also produced unusually small ozone holes.

    there is no identified connection between these weather patterns and climate change, NOAA said. [more]

    Area burned in 2019 forest fires in Indonesia exceeds 2018 - official

    [what will they do when they run out of forest to burn?]

    The amount of land in Indonesia consumed by fires through September this year has exceeded the amount burned during all of 2018, according to data given by a government official on Monday. [more; and the year ain't over yet]