Sunday, October 27, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-26

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

2019-10-26 - Unknown rotten egg odor affects hundreds of people in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "It affected hundreds of people and brought the city centre to a standstill. But the suspected gas leak on Saturday afternoon was not a gas leak at all - and was simply just an 'eggy smell'."

Quote: "Humberside Police had cordoned off a large area surrounding Hull Paragon Interchange on Saturday afternoon so firefighters could attempt to find the epicentre of a 'sulphuric-type smell'."

Quote: "However, further tests proved no gas had been located anywhere at the station and the ominous smell had in fact been the result of an unprecedented amount of rainfall. The service said that a large amount of water filling the sewers had disturbed sediment in the draining system - which then kicked out a nasty smell."

Note: Sounds semi-plausible - water fills sewers, pushes gases out. Could just be some hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean though, or even hydrogen sulfide in the rain itself. Either way, if you got sickened by the smell, it's because you got poisoned. There'll probably be an uptick in the number of people dying from cardiac arrest or 'medical events' in the next few days in this area...

2019-10-26 - RV bursts into flame and kills person in St. Paul (Minnesota):

Note: This is the 382nd RV to burn in 2019, and this is the 9th deadly RV fire in 2019...

2019-10-26 - Wildfire grows to 26,000 acres, evacuations extend to the ocean, near Healdsburg (California):

Quote: "The evacuation warning zones for the Kincade Fire were expanded all the way to the ocean Saturday evening, as more than 30,000 additional residents in the areas west of Healdsburg, from the Russian River Valley all the way to Bodega Bay were told to leave. 'You cannot fight this,' said Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick at a press conference with CalFire Saturday evening. 'If you hear the sirens, that means it’s time to go.' So far, the Kincade fire has scorched almost 26,000 acres, destroyed 77 structures, including 31 homes, and was only 10 percent contained as of 7 p.m. on Saturday."

Quote: "The sheriff’s office said it would be the biggest evacuation in Sonoma County in more than 25 years."

Quote: "Pacific Gas & Electric says it has begun turning out the power to 940,000 customers — more than 2.3 million people — across Northern California because of growing winds and extreme fire danger."

2019-10-26 - Dozens of wildfires burn across New South Wales and Queensland (Australia):

2019-10-26 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, junk cars burn, in St. Paul Park (Minnesota):

2019-10-26 - Auto recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal and machine burn, in Walker (Michigan):

2019-10-26 - Landfill fire breaks out just before 12:30 AM in Henrico County (Virginia):

2019-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 5:08 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to more vehicles and apartments, in Longview (Washington), person has seizure:

Quote: "Longview Fire responded to a vehicle fire at the Mountain View Apartments located at 3841 Ocean Beach Hwy around 5:08 a.m. Officials said the vehicle on fire was under a carport and was spreading to the apartment units upstairs. As the first fire unit arrived, dispatched told crews there was a person in an affected upstairs apartment unit having a seizure. Crews said multiple cars were burning under the carport with flames spreading to the second floor."

2019-10-26 - Three boats and building go up in flames at 12:19 AM on Denton Island in the River Ouse in coastal Newhaven (Britain):

Quote: "The incident involved three boats and a nearby building, according to a fire service spokesman."

Note: These are the 884th, 885th and 886th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-26 - Freight train bursts into flame in Cheney (Washington):

2019-10-26 - Freight train bursts into flame west of Estevan (Canada):

2019-10-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A5 near Preston (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Highway 1 in Israel:

Note: These are the 528th and 529th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-10-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Roach Road in Bedford County (Virginia):

2019-10-26 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Road 210 near Emporia (Kansas):

Note: These are the 1899th and 1900th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-26 - Ambulance bursts into flame at hospital in Turkana (Kenya):

2019-10-26 - RV bursts into flame on I-35 in Salado (Texas):

Note: This is the 383rd RV to burn in 2019...

2019-10-26 - Van bursts into flame at 11 PM on Blenheim Road in Maidenhead (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on Broad Street in Meriden (Connecticut):

2019-10-26 - Car bursts into flame on Newry Road in Armagh (Ireland):

2019-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at 12:04 AM on Seymour Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Car bursts into flame at Norfolk Square in Stamford (Britain):

Quote: "They were also called to a similar blaze earlier in the evening."

2019-10-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M4 near Chippenham (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Daggons Road in Fordingbridge (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A3 near the Hindhead Tunnel near Hindhead (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on street in coastal Hope Island (Australia):

2019-10-26 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Hempdyke Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Hempdyke Road, Scunthorpe. Sat 26 Oct 2019 17:08 (No:23794) Motorbike on fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-10-26 - Vehicle and garage go up in flames at home, home damaged too, in coastal San Carlos (California):

2019-10-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM on Secretariat Road in Bartow County (Georgia), 19 horses killed:

2019-10-26 - Storage facility damaged by fire on South Redwood Road in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-10-26 - Warehouse full of cardboard goes up in flames in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2019-10-26 - Home damaged by fire on East 64th Street in Hialeah (Florida):

2019-10-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire on SE 112th Avenue in Portland (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-10-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 7 AM on Bush Avenue in St. Paul (Minnesota):

2019-10-26 - Duplex destroyed by fire on Haws Drive in Ogden (Iowa):

2019-10-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the wee hours in Coral Springs (Florida), near the coast, 1 injured:

2019-10-26 - Apartment building damaged by trash chute fire at Harborview Apartments in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Jones said one resident had to be taken to the hospital for a medical issue that was unrelated to the fire."

2019-10-26 - Two apartment buildings heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on Kietzke Lane in Reno (Nevada):

2019-10-26 - Townhouse complex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Carlsbad (California):

2019-10-26 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Gwinn (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home on Fairview Street in Anderson (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-10-26 - Deadly fire burns home on West Pine Street in Topeka (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-10-26 - Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from public swimming pool in Tongaat (South Africa):

2019-10-26 - College student, man, 19, jumps into swimming pool and dies at the University of Zululand in coastal Richards Bay (South Africa):

2019-10-26 - College student, man, 18, found dead in Fall Creek near Ithaca Falls (New York):

2019-10-26 - Man, 30 to 45, found dead in the water at beach in Edgewater (Illinois):

2019-10-26 - Man, 67, attorney, has 'medical emergency' at gym and dies in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

Quote: "Fort Smith’s prosecutor died after a medical emergency early Saturday morning, a city administrator said."

Quote: "Settle was a district court judge from 1987 to 1990, according to Fort Smith District Court records. He was 67."

2019-10-26 - Person found dead in parking lot at Goodwill store in Smyrna (Georgia):

2019-10-26 - Person found dead on Sea Island in coastal Richmond (Canada):

2019-10-26 - Boy, 13, dies in pond in Sibu Jaya (Malaysia):

2019-10-26 - Boy, 12, found dead in pond in Hosangadi (India):

2019-10-26 - College student, man, 22, found dead in coastal Helensburgh (Scotland):

2019-10-26 - Man found dead at Jaguar factory in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2019-10-26 - Man found dead near Warwick Castle in Warwick (Britain), near the River Avon:

2019-10-26 - In separate incidents, within 12 hours, two passengers have 'medical emergencies' on passenger planes, both planes make emergency landings in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

Quote: "Two flights were forced to make emergency landings at Dublin Airport in the space of 12 hours this weekend. Medical emergencies forced two separate flights to divert to Dublin over the Bank Holiday weekend, with one landing on Friday night and another Saturday morning."

2019-10-26 - Crewmember has 'medical emergency' on shrimp boat near coastal St. Augustine (Florida):

Quote: "The St. Johns County Fire Rescue along with the Coast Guard responded to a shrimping boat one mile off the coast of St. Augustine on Saturday morning for a medical emergency."

2019-10-26 - Man, 63, has 'medical episode', car crashes into light pole, in Mississauga (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Peel police say their major collision bureau is still investigating, but the crash appears to have stemmed from a medical episode."

2019-10-26 - SUV veers off road at 1:45 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on I-20 in Aiken County (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2019-10-26 - SUV veers off road and overturns on Brown Road near Piqua (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-10-26 - Pickup truck crashes off the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa (California), 1 killed:

2019-10-26 - Car veers over centerline at 3:35 AM, gets hit by SUV, on US 101 in coastal San Jose (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "Though the death was being handled Saturday as a traffic accident fatality, CHP Officer Ross Lee said circumstances suggest the victim may have experienced a medical emergency of some sort immediately before the 3:35 a.m. two-vehicle accident on northbound 101 just north of McKee Road."

2019-10-26 - Two cars crash, fire erupts, in Austin (Texas), 10 injured:

2019-10-26 - Car crashes into woman in coastal Jacksonville Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-10-26 - Car veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-25 in Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 injured:

2019-10-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into sign, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-10-26 - Stingrays sting a record 176 people in Huntington Beach (California):

2019-10-26 - Sinkhole opens in parking lot at business in Paducah (Kentucky):

2019-10-26 - Building collapses in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-10-26 - Lightning kills at least 150 people in 2 months across Madhya Pradesh (India):

2019-10-26 - Medicane 'Scott' makes landfall over Egypt, heavy rain spreading through the region:

2019-10-26 - Pair of storms to unleash snow and bone-chilling cold across the US Midwest this week:

2019-10-26 - Global authorities brace for a worldwide protein shortage as a quarter of Earth’s pigs have been wiped out:

Note: I was thinking of the Army training for food riots, and it occurred to me that the rampant gun violence that's been escalating, especially in the US, may not be viewed by those running things as a problem, but more of a solution. If soldiers are going to have to end up mowing down starving rioters at some point - which they will - then why not have people mow THEMSELVES down a fair bit before we even get to that point? Dead people don't need food and they don't riot. So the more people that get mowed down by gun violence, the longer civilization will last and the fewer starving people the Army will end up having to deal with when civilization does collapse. The same goes for the opioid epidemic or really anything that helps us die off at an accelerated pace before the starvation phase kicks in. Things to ponder...

2019-10-26 - Tiny shorebird from the Arctic ends up in New Zealand after going half a planet off-course:

2019-10-26 - Meth, not fentanyl, driving overdose deaths in the Western US:

2019-10-26 - Scientific American issues severe warning on 5G dangers:

2019-10-26 - Roger Waters says both Orwell and Huxley were right:


  1. Good Monday morning Jonny and everyone reading JJFH.

    Yeah, on the way in to college this morning i happened to notice
    the exhaust coming out of the tailpipe of the car in front of me as we were stopped at a light. Multiplying that by billions of cars and trucks all over the planet, EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, it's no wonder we're on our way out. The atmosphere can be thought of as a closed garage that's rapidly filling up with toxic fumes. I agree with your thoughts about all the things taking life off the planet (gun violence, diseases, vehicle accidents, JJFH events, structural collapse,
    natural disasters, pollution, etc) and that leads me to think that the violence is going to escalate in 2020. The military will have the same problem as everyone else once the grid goes down.

    Here's some headlines from Rice Farmer to start off the week.

    News Links, October 28, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Fears Of A Global Financial Meltdown Loom Over Oil Markets

    Ford's rating inches toward junk at S&P

    Could Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Actually Save Us?
    No, and for a simple reason: energy, not money, makes the world go around. Let's say you have issued a million currency units (CUs), and your economy has a certain stock of energy at its disposal. Since money is nothing but tokenized energy, each CU is worth one-millionth of the energy stock. Now, with a few taps on a computer keyboard you issue another million CUs. So you have double the number of CUs, but does that mean your energy stock has doubled? Of course not. Now each CU is worth only half as much energy as before. Because energy, not money, powers the socioeconomic system, you haven't gotten anywhere, and your issuance of more CUs is just self-deception, and an exercise in futility. -- RF

    Can Europe Be Saved From Demographic Doom? [no]

    Wells Fargo lays off more than 200 business bankers in US

    South Korea grounds nine Boeing 737 NG planes with cracks

    British Airways plane which filled with smoke has had two more 'fume incidents' - despite new engine

    Russia calls US move to protect Syrian oil 'banditry'

    Record number of Israeli house demolitions in Jerusalem since Trump took office

    The Bombers Have Landed: B-1s Arrive in Saudi Arabia as Part of US Buildup

    David Stockman on War with Iran, Oil, and the 2020 Election

    China Has Begun to Shape and Manage the US, Not the Other Way Around

    A geopolitical earthquake has shaken US leadership in the world — Russia and China stand to benefit

    Trump administration to ban US flights to all Cuban cities except Havana

    Illegal Chinese migration to Europe 'commonplace' despite risks

    Migrants buy 'VIP tickets' to Britain to work on cannabis farms and nail bars, human trafficking expert claims

    Global protests gaining attention in financial markets

    Four in five EU coal plants are unprofitable — report

    Electric fishing kills 57% of the seabed's population, study reveals

    Historic rains ravaged Illinois farms during planting season. Now the race is on to harvest corn and soybeans before it's too late.

    2019 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger and climate change

    [more below]

  2. As the Arctic heats up, what's in store for its food webs?

    Farm damage from Typhoon Hagibis tops ¥100 billion (Japan)

    'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some

    After years of improvement, air pollution getting worse in U.S.

    Amazon river dolphins threatened by mercury pollution

    Over 600 tonnes of spilled oil collected from Brazil's northeastern coast

    Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry

    Twitter ad platform suffers tech glitches, hitting revenue; shares tumble

    Expert Panel Finds Gaping Plot Holes In OPCW Report On Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack

    Global insurers face quiet strain from hacker ransom demands

    New Mass Shooting Prevention Bill Will Use 'Anti-Terrorism' Methods To Ramp Up Surveillance Of Students

    U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says
    It won't stop with military forces. Whole societies and economies will collapse — and indeed have already begun to collapse. Don't get caught flat-footed. Most curious here is that although the report notes the consequences of power grid failure, it does not anticipate the most serious result: loss of offsite power to nuclear power plants. Once offsite power is lost, there is only a short time until diesel fuel for backup generators runs out, and under the dire circumstances predicted in the report, there will be little to no hope of further deliveries. The meltdowns and fireworks start once reactor cores and spent fuel pools overheat (think Fukushima). With so many nuclear power plants throughout the world, there's no place to hide.

    How Mexico became a failed state

    Death toll climbs to 10 as heavy rains hit typhoon-ravaged eastern Japan

    Signs of stress in leveraged credit are 'numerous and multiplying,' warns Bank of America
    Further deterioration could spell 'point of no return'

    US budget deficit hits $984 billion, highest in 7 years

    One-third of U.S. kids too sleepy to succeed in school

    Most Americans think young adults should be financially independent by 22—but only 24% are

    Wisconsin's Massive Foxconn Boondoggle Is Getting Worse

    Budget Deficit Lies: What's the Real Deficit?

    Subprime Auto Loans Blow Up, 60-Day Delinquencies Shoot Past Financial Crisis Peak

    Putting Federal Debt In Perspective Against those Responsible In The Future

    Generation X Faces a Bleak, Impoverished Old Age [doubtful]

    With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

  3. “Diablo Winds” Are Ferociously Whipping “Out Of Control” Wildfires Across Vast Stretches Of Northern California

    It was being reported that on Sunday morning there were sustained winds exceeding 90 mph in northern California with “gusts that topped 100 mph”. It was the strongest wind event in several years, and it came at an extremely unfortunate time. These “hurricane-force Diablo winds” will continue into Monday morning, but that doesn’t mean that things will start to get better. As you will see below, another extreme wind event is in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Hawaiian Blob Returns [~ 12.25 min.]

    Looking at the Kincade Fire from space

    New fires in northern California

    Besides the 30,000-acre Kincade Fire which has been burning since October 23, other fires have started during the wind event in northern California. We will attempt to collect some brief information about some of them. [more; 7 listed so far]

    Hurricane "Pablo" - the farthest east an Atlantic named storm has first become a hurricane

    Hurricane "Pablo" became the sixth Atlantic hurricane on Sunday morning, October 27, 2019. It strengthened into a hurricane at 15:00 UTC at 42.8°​ north latitude, making it the strongest one to form this far north in the Atlantic and this late in the calendar since 1894. Pablo broke the record previously held by a storm that first reached farther north in 1971. Meteorologist Philip Klotzbach also confirmed that since Pablo formed at 18.3° west - it broke another record of the farthest east hurricane set by Vince in 2005, which was 18.9°​ west. [more]

    Arctic cold and two rounds of snow forecast from West into Plains and Upper Midwest next week – Same frigid temperatures in Europe

    This cold weather pattern will persist much of the week while slowly spreading east of the Mississippi River. Two rounds of snow will also sweep from the Rockies into parts of the Plains and upper Midwest. Same for Europe! Happy Halloween freeze!

    Kuchinoerabujima Volcano Alert Level upgraded from 2 to 3, Japan

    [more later]

  4. [MrMBB333 video]
    1.1 MILLION without power - Major BLACKOUT - unprecedented [~ 8 min.]

    [here's that SciAm article]
    250 Scientists and doctors issue severe warning on 5G risks and dangers and call for a moratorium on the roll-out of 5G

    The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of “fear mongering” over the advent of wireless technology’s 5G.

    Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells us about the health risks from wireless radiation. [more]

    [Harry Shearer's LeShow for Oct. 27th] [~ 1 hr]

    Historic Australia drought steals lives of a generation crying for action – “This is a direct impact of climate change. I don’t care what anybody says.”

    [startin'-a get REAL!]
    LeBron James tweets that he had to evacuate his home due to California wildfires

    [he has 2 houses in LA and one in Ohio]

    [hey thanks for the warning . ..]
    The Latest: PG&E didn't notify 23,000 in earlier outage

    Pacific Gas & Electric says it failed to notify 23,000 customers, including 500 with medical conditions, before shutting off their power to prevent wildfires earlier this month. [more]

    40 Photos Show the Incredible Destruction Wrought by the 2019 California Wildfires

    Utility says power lines may have started 2 California fires

    [more below]

  5. Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds

    Anatomically modern humans, or Homo sapiens sapiens, emerged in Africa about 200,000 years ago. But the precise location from which they originated has remained uncertain.

    Now, a new study suggests modern humans' ancestral homeland was in modern-day Botswana, just south of the Zambezi River.

    Researchers narrowed in on that area using genetic analysis.

    California is in a statewide emergency as 2 new fires ignite near San Francisco [~ 3.75 min. news spot]

    California Fires Barely Contained Despite Firefighters’ Round-the-Clock Efforts

    Students Evacuate as Getty Fire Burns Close to Campus

    Flood warnings issued across the UK after weekend's heavy rain drenched the country

    New York Doesn’t Need a Smoking Gun to Win the Exxon Climate Trial

    Missing 411: 'Expert' hiker found dead at bottom of Appalachian Trail embankment

    An "expert" Pennsylvania hiker reported missing after entering the Appalachian Trail was found dead at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment, state police said.

    The body of Michael William Kaiser, 56, was discovered Thursday in Lehigh County in an area known as Bear Rocks five days after his brother reported him missing to authorities, Pennsylvania State Police said.

    Kaiser, who had no significant medical or psychological issues, had planned on hiking for just two days, according to The Allentown Hiking Club. [more]

    [continued below]

  6. Thousands forced to live in tents as floods hit 11 districts in North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Death toll from Tanzania's floods and heavy rain rises to 44

    [next stop, under ground]
    Bus falls into gaping sinkhole in Pittsburgh

    Another 'rare' gigantic jet snapped, this time over the gulf of Mexico - plus a 'pancake' sunset in N. California

    Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley explains what happened: "Sunsets like Mila's need a very strong temperature inversion where cold air is sandwiched between warmer air layers. The layers then act like a wave guide, ducting the sun's rays in layers. Short ducts give three pancake-like mirages. Very long ducts give the rare Novaya Zemlya effect with a whole shimmering stack of narrow stripes." [more; video]

    Bushfires continue to rage in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

    At least one home has been lost after multiple bushfires threatened towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast. [more]

    Floods kill 7 people in Saudi Arabia

    Lightning strikes kill 4 in South Africa

    Incoming! Five asteroids flew past Earth Friday - one twice as big as Empire State Building

    Asteroid 1998 HL1 is estimated to have a diameter of up to 3248 feet, making it taller than the Burj Khalifa. [more]

  7. [this just in]
    Firefighters Battle Thick Smoke, Flames at Pennco Tech School in New Jersey
    Firefighters Battle Thick Smoke, Flames at Pennco Tech in NJ

    Firefighters are battling a fire at a New Jersey technical school.

    The fire started at the Pennco Tech building on 99 Erial Road in Blackwood, New Jersey. SkyForce10 was over the scene as thick black smoke and flames rose from the roof.

    Officials have not yet revealed whether anyone was injured or if people were inside the building at the time of the fire.

    This story is developing. Check back for updates.