Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-01


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

2019-12-01 - With a cacophony of catastrophes, November 2019 was a month to remember:

2019-12-01 - Wildfire rages out of control, almost doubles in size, near coastal Shoalhaven (Australia):

Quote: "An out-of-control bushfire burning in the NSW south coast Shoalhaven region has almost doubled in size after being whipped up by strong westerly winds, prompting an emergency warning. The fire at Currowan north of Batemans Bay has burnt through more than 11,560 hectares and is quickly spreading east."

2019-12-01 - Transformer explodes and ignites fire that rips through market in Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand):

2019-12-01 - Postal van bursts into flame on street in coastal St. John's (Canada):

2019-12-01 - Watery deaths reach 20-year high in Victoria (Australia):

2019-12-01 - Around 20 crows and some fish found dead at Anasagar Lake (India):

Quote: "Around 20 crows were found dead at Baradari near Anasagar Lake here in the last three days. A number of dead fish were also found floating at one corner of the lake."

2019-12-01 - Climate change is forcing one person from their home every two seconds, Oxfam says:

2019-12-01 - Mobile home explodes and burns in the Town of Vernon (New York), 3 injured:

2019-12-01 - Home and cars destroyed by explosions and fire at 5:30 AM on Pleasant Valley Road in Merlin (Oregon):

Quote: "Rural Metro Fire Department says multiple explosions went off in a North Valley neighborhood Sunday morning. It happened on Pleasant Valley Road. When crews got there a house was completely on fire and cars in the lawn were burning as well. When firefighters were putting out the fire; more explosions went off. You can see in the pictures how debris was found all over the road. It is still unclear what the explosions were."

Note: These are the 177th and 178th residential explosions in 2019...

2019-12-01 - Brush fire breaks out near Davis Road in Osage County (Kansas):

2019-12-01 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at marina on coastal Harbor Island (California), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Firefighters went to great lengths to knock down a boat fire at Cabrillo Isle Marina on Harbor Island Sunday. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department were called to Harbor Island where a boat reportedly caught fire around 10 a.m. on Sunday."

2019-12-01 - Boat explodes into flame at Indian Springs Marina in coastal Largo (Florida), 4 injured:

Note: These are the 965th and 966th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-01 - Two passenger buses destroyed by fire while parked in Jaipur (India):

Note: These are the 572nd and 573rd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-12-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame while parked in layby, fire spreads to 4 more trucks, near Johannesburg (South Africa):

Quote: "A dual fuel tanker with trailer, carrying both petrol and diesel, caught fire due to a mechanical failure on the N3 Toll Route while parked in a lay-by near the Pyramid Motel last night. Fuel leaked from the burning trailer across the road and also caught alight, setting another four trucks stacked at the scene on fire..."

2019-12-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Poplar Street Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a truck on fire along the Poplar Street Bridge Sunday evening. Video sent to us shows flames consumed the cab of the semi-truck."

2019-12-01 - Semi tractor, dump truck, service truck and building destroyed by fire in Seneca Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Chief Rodney Clinger of Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue said there had been equipment – including a semi, service truck and dump truck – and work space in the building. He said the building, which had a metal roof and metal siding and was insulated and heated, and contents were destroyed, and he estimated the loss to be at least $750,000."

Note: These are the 2056th, 2057th and 2058th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-01 - Truck bursts into flame on Dereham Road in New Costessey (Britain):

2019-12-01 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to SUV and trailer, scorches home, in Ferndale (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to WCFD7 Division Chief Justin Iverson, a recreational vehicle (RV) parked next to a house suddenly caught fire with one occupant who was able to get out."

Note: This is the 427th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-12-01 - SUV bursts into flame on Main Street in the Indian Orchard area in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-12-01 - SUV bursts into flame on street in the Silver Lake area in Belleville (New Jersey):

2019-12-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on East Dixie Drive in West Carrollton (Ohio):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at apartments on Northwood Avenue in Harrison Township (Ohio):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at TJ Maxx in Champaign (Illinois):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame on street near Lincoln (Nebraska), firefighter injured:

Quote: "A Bennet Fire & Rescue member was taken to a Lincoln hospital after being injured while responding to a car fire east of Lincoln on Sunday night. According to Bennet Assistant Fire Chief Shane King, crews responded to a car that was fully engulfed near 190th Street and Midway Road at about 5:15 p.m."

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Clarington (Canada):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in Ludhiana (India):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M53 near coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame at 1:37 AM on Alwyn Gardens in Chester (Britain):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame on Manor Farm Close near Chard (Britain):

2019-12-01 - Car bursts into flame at 5:04 AM on Drayton Road in Shifnal, Telford (Britain):

2019-12-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near coastal Whiskey Bay (Louisiana):

2019-12-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-85 in Anderson County (South Carolina):

2019-12-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Coquihalla Highway near Merritt (Canada):

2019-12-01 - Vehicle and mobile home destroyed by fire in Albemarle County (Virginia):

Quote: "The fire was discovered shortly before 9 p.m. and Albemarle County Fire Rescue officials said firefighters found the home already engulfed in flames with fire showing on all four sides of the structure. They said a passenger vehicle next to the residence was also ablaze."

2019-12-01 - Convenience store heavily damaged by fire on Virginia Avenue in coastal Everett (Washington):

2019-12-01 - Garage destroyed by fire just after 4 AM at home in the Town of Wheatfield (New York), 14 animals killed:

2019-12-01 - Home damaged by fire near 82nd Street and Camelback Road in Scottsdale (Arizona), 1 injured:

2019-12-01 - Home damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on East Howell Street in Wissinoming (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-01 - Home damaged by garage fire on Omohundro Avenue in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-12-01 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire on Quinnipiac Avenue in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2019-12-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Old Charlotte Road SW in Concord (North Carolina), nobody there:

2019-12-01 - Home destroyed by fire on Highway 59 in Sulphur Springs (Arkansas), nobody there:

2019-12-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Fresno (California), nobody there:

2019-12-01 - Home destroyed by fire on Columbus Mann Road in Memphis (Indiana):

2019-12-01 - Home destroyed by fire on Martin Creek Crossing in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2019-12-01 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire shortly after 4 AM in Portland (Oregon), 3 injured:

2019-12-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Sunlake at Edgewater Apartments on Lakefront Drive in Huntsville (Alabama):

2019-12-01 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home on Smallwood Drive in Gainesville (Georgia), 2 killed:

2019-12-01 - Deadly fire burns home on Clarion Street in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Deadly fire burns home on Sundown Drive in Benbrook (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 1 AM on Highway 175 in coastal Pennfield (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Deadly fire burns home in Pelican Narrows (Canada), near Pelican Lake, 2 killed:

2019-12-01 - Deadly fire destroys home on Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on New River Road in New River (Arizona):

2019-12-01 - Vacant home burns at 4:45 AM on Abbott Drive in Bakersfield (California):

2019-12-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 11 PM on Waterloo Road in Lawrence County (Indiana):

2019-12-01 - Two vacant homes destroyed by huge blaze in the Spring Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-01 - Vacant brewery building burns at 5:25 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-12-01 - Porbeagle shark washes ashore dead on beach in coastal Wellfleet (Massachusetts):

2019-12-01 - Woman, 49, found dead in bathtub in apartment in Johnson City (Tennessee):

2019-12-01 - Man, 40, found dead in the Tennessee River in Muscle Shoals (Alabama):

2019-12-01 - Man, 48, found dead on roof in coastal Harlem, Manhattan (New York):

2019-12-01 - Man found dead in home on North Main Street in Rocky Mount (Virginia):

2019-12-01 - Man dies after being found unconscious in jail cell in coastal Ventura County (California):

2019-12-01 - Person found dead in jail cell in Darlington County (South Carolina):

2019-12-01 - Person found dead in the Murrumbidgee River in Canberra (Australia):

2019-12-01 - Man, 43, dies while diving for crayfish in coastal Betty's Bay (South Africa):

Quote: "A freediver is believed to have drowned off Betty’s Bay in the Western Cape on Sunday while catching crayfish. The 43-year-old from man Bloubergstrand was reported missing by his diving companion just after noon on Sunday 1 December."

2019-12-01 - Boy, 15, dies in river in Ponda (India):

2019-12-01 - Small plane crashes onto street near home in San Antonio (Texas), 3 killed:

2019-12-01 - Rescue helicopter crashes near coastal Marseille (France), 3 killed:

2019-12-01 - Passenger bus crashes off bridge, lands on the frozen Kuenga River, in eastern Zabaikalsky, Siberia (Russia), 19 killed:

Quote: "Initial enquiries suggested the bus skidded off the seven-metre-high bridge after a front wheel failed or a tyre burst."

2019-12-01 - Passenger bus crashes into ravine near Amdoun (Tunisia), 24 killed, 18 injured:

2019-12-01 - Passenger bus overturns in Bab Marzouka (Morocco), 8 killed, 42 injured:

2019-12-01 - Tanker truck overturns on I-215 in North Salt Lake (Utah):

Quote: "The accident comes just one day after a tanker carrying butane tipped over in Lehi and shut down the highway in both directions for about 10 hours."

2019-12-01 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Washington Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Car veers off road at 11 PM, crashes into building, bursts into flame, in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island), 2 injured:

2019-12-01 - Car veers off road at 12:45 AM, crashes into pole, in Huntington (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, near Portage la Prairie (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-12-01 - Naked man breaks into home in Orange Mound (Tennessee):

2019-12-01 - Sinkhole opens near St. Theresa Catholic Church on Bridge Street in New Cumberland (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-01 - Commercial building collapses in Portsmouth (Ohio):

2019-12-01 - Hiker has 'medical emergency' on trail near Palm Desert (California):

Quote: "Firefighters launched a rescue for a hiker who suffered a medical emergency on the Bump and Grind Trail Sunday morning."

2019-12-01 - As sea engulfs coastline, Indonesians pay high price to shield homes:

2019-12-01 - Bacterium decimating oranges in Florida:

2019-12-01 - Vermont doubles down on wood burning, with consequences for climate and health:

2019-12-01 - Almost 100,000 metric tons of nuclear waste to be transported to Arizona and Texas for temporary storage by road, rail and water through major American cities:

2019-12-01 - Wild theories pour in as UFO hunter claims spike in sightings of ‘snake-like objects’ in US skies:

2019-12-01 - Tourist floats in water with dozens of sharks off the Maldives:


  1. Welcome to December, Jonny and everyone reading JJFH.

    Yeah, last month was nuts, but it was probably a harbinger of much worse to come. i appreciate you taking the time to collate the various end-of-month highlights and enjoy recapping the spotlight stories, watery deaths, boat fires and the pictorials.

    Wasn't much of a month for Hull, UK events with only 6 being reported. Garbage truck fires were also unimpressive with only 7 (first time these exceeded Hull JJFH events). Though the reporting site was down for a considerable period (and i only just now thought of looking for a Hull, UK based newspaper on-line), we could estimate what the numbers may have been by looking at the averages over the past 3 years that i've been keeping records, but i'm not going to bother, since it hardly matters anyway. On the 14th, both events happened together.

    Signs Of The Times: Mt. Rainier And The New Madrid Fault Zone Were Both Just Hit By Significant Earthquakes

    Mt. Rainier and the New Madrid fault zone are both shaking, and a catastrophic seismic event at either location would cause death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. Mt. Rainier has been called “one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world”, and scientists tell us that it is just a matter of time before a major eruption occurs. When that day finally arrives, Mt. Rainier has the potential to bury hundreds of square miles with a colossal tsunami of super-heated mud that is literally several hundred feet deep. And since Mt. Rainier is very close to major population centers, we are talking about the potential for the worst disaster that we have seen in modern American history. But a massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault zone actually has the potential to be far worse. [more]

    Forecast models suggest rare formation of twin tropical cyclones in western Indian Ocean

    Numerical forecast models suggest two tropical cyclones are about to form in the western Indian Ocean this week, churning face-to-face on both sides of the equator. [more]

    35 years of climate change in one [126 sec. video]

    Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

    Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, and Malawi. [more]

    Heavy rain batters southern France, causing new wave of deadly floods

    Torrential rain has once again battered southern France on December 1, 2019, resulting in deadly floods that killed 5 people, including 3 emergency workers killed after their helicopter crashed near Marseille. The event occurred just a week after devastating floods in the region also killed five. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Kammuri rapidly intensified before hitting Philippines, more than 100 000 evacuated lahar-prone areas

    Authorities are evacuating more than 100 000 people living in lahar-prone areas in the Bicol region, Philippines, ahead of the landfall of Typhoon "Kammuri", locally known as Tisoy. The storm has further intensified into Category 4 hurricane equivalent and its eyewall is now bringing violent winds over Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon.

    As of 11:00 UTC on December 2, 2019, the eye was located based on all available data at 90 km (56 miles) east of Juban, moving west at 20 km/h (12 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (102 mph) near the center and gusts to 230 km/h (143 mph), according to weather agency PAGASA's update issued at 12:00 UTC. [more]

    Jammu and Kashmir receives 171% excess rain in October, November - Kashmir's heaviest November snow in 40 years

    Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) received 188 mm (7 inches) of precipitation during October and November 2019, making it 171% above usual. On November 6 and 7 this year, Kashmir also saw its heaviest November snow in four decades. According to the MeT Department, summer capital Srinagar registered 228 mm (9 inches) rain and snowfall during the same period, which was 685% higher than normal precipitation. [more]

    [quick political-scandal/crime note]
    Tuesday, 3 December 2019
    Prince Andrew’s bombshell email to Ghislaine Maxwell uncovered

    Epstein, Prince Andrew and The Mega Group - Max Igan
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/12/prince-andrews-bombshell-email-to_3.html [21.3 min. video]

    Google Has 10,000 Employees Censoring YouTube Videos, Some of Them Starting to Believe Conspiracy Theories

    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tells Lesley Stahl what the video platform is doing about hate speech in an interview Sunday on the CBS newsmagazine program ’60 Minutes.’

    Lesley Stahl: I also heard that these monitors, reviewers, sometimes, they’re beginning to buy the conspiracy theories.

    Susan Wojcicki: I’ve definitely heard about that. And we work really hard with all of our reviewers to make sure that, you know, we’re providing the right services for them. [more]

    Effects of noise on vascular function, oxidative stress, and inflammation: mechanistic insight from studies in mice.

    Epidemiological studies indicate that traffic noise increases the incidence of coronary artery disease, hypertension and stroke. The underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Field studies with nighttime noise exposure demonstrate that aircraft noise leads to vascular dysfunction, which is markedly improved by vitamin C, suggesting a key role of oxidative stress in causing this phenomenon. [more]

    [more follows]

  3. Power company evaluating multiple failures on transmission towers as causes of large wildfires

    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) told a judge on November 29 that it is investigating whether there is a systemic problem with a piece of hardware on their high voltage electrical transmission towers that can start wildfires, the Windsor Times reported. Investigators with PG&E and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are looking at the possible failure of jumper cables on towers near the points of origin of two huge recent fires, the 2017 Camp Fire at Paradise, California and the Kincade Fire that started near the Geysers north of Santa Rosa October 23, 2019.

    It has been determined that PG&E equipment started the Camp Fire, but officially the cause of the Kincade fire is still under investigation. [more]

    Whale found dead with a 220-pound 'huge ball' of garbage in its stomach

    A sperm whale that died after being stranded on a Scottish island was found to have 220 pounds of trash in its stomach.
    [more; the whale weighed about 26 tons, so that was a nibble]

    Shark Knocks 7-Year-Old Florida Boy Off His Surfboard in Shocking GoPro Footage

    [from Mini-Ice Age/GSM News]
    Drones show Greenland ice sheet fracturing in real time

    "As we see climate change progressing in Greenland, we're seeing more lakes, and we're seeing them get larger, and we're seeing them higher up into the colder section of the ice sheet, and we can see that some of these lakes are beginning to drain," said Chudley. [more]

    San Francisco’s homeless crisis surges, residents push to recall California Governor Newsom
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-francisco-homeless-crisis-surges-134829850.html [3.3 min. video]

    Top Los Angeles homeless official steps down as crisis deepens

    The chief of a top Los Angeles homeless agency announced his resignation on Monday, saying he was proud of its work even as America's second-largest city grapples with spiraling numbers of people living on the streets and rising home prices.

    Peter Lynn, who saw homelessness rise 33% during his five years as head of the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority, said he would leave the job by Dec. 31. [more; job well done!]

    [last bit below]

  4. Officials: 3 dead after San Antonio plane crash

    Officials say three people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed while attempting to land at San Antonio International Airport. [more; ~ 1 min. news spot]

    U.S. oil output growth slows: just how much is anyone's guess

    U.S. oil producers could expand daily output by 1 million barrels next year, or by as little as 100,000 barrels, with the wide gap creating huge uncertainty as OPEC officials gather this week to weigh production curbs.

    Shale output has routinely defied naysayers over the past three years as U.S. production has surged to nearly 13 million barrels per day (bpd), making the nation the world's largest crude oil producer and a major exporter with an average of just under 3 million bpd so far this year.

    But the outlook for 2020 comes with growing skepticism from those inside the industry - and should growth fall short, it could shift the balance of power in world supply back to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. [more]

    [oh, ya mean like THIS?]
    Meet The Biggest Losers Of The U.S. Shale Bust

    [oh hey, and thanks for turning the ground into swiss cheese]

    After a decade of unprecedented growth and seemingly endless investments, the writing is now on the wall: the Great American Shale Boom is slowing down and this could have some grave consequences both the industry and the financial markets.

    A total of 32 oil and gas drillers have filed for bankruptcy through the third quarter, with the total number of bankruptcy filings since 2015 now clocking in at more than 200. [more]

    Jeffrey Gundlach: The US stock market ‘will get crushed’ in the next recession
    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/gundlach-the-us-will-get-crushed-in-the-next-recession-001139205.html [12.25 min.]

    Influential bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach, the CEO of $150 billion DoubleLine Capital, sees a scenario where U.S. stocks get crushed in the next recession — and likely won't recover for quite some time to come. [more]

    U.S. Factories Extend Contraction as Index Misses Forecasts

    America’s industrial heartbeat remained faint in November as a measure of manufacturing contracted for a fourth straight month against a backdrop of weaker orders and subdued production. U.S. stocks headed for their worst decline in more than a month. [more]

    [let's build a modern Colosseum!]
    Trump administration asks top court to allow it to resume federal executions

    The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to allow the resumption of the death penalty at the federal level after a 16-year hiatus, hours after an appeals court blocked the department's bid to pave the way for four scheduled executions. [more]

    Penguin food source ‘could be reason some populations are dwindling’

    [DUH! and it's going to happen to HUMANS soon, too!]

    Scientists might have worked out why some penguins are adapting to a new world altered by climate change and human activity - and some are not.

    It’s all to do with the availability of krill, a food source for the waddling birds. [more]

  5. https://electroverse.net/heavy-summer-snow-buries-parts-of-southeast-australia/

    A friend of mine who lives in Melbourne said yesterday that it is unusually cold there for this time of year. Will down under have a white Christmas....at the beginning of their summer?

  6. Truck Hit by Lightning Explodes, Bursts Into Flames – Family Escapes

    The lightning struck the truck, causing it to go airborne, then it slid to a stop on the side of the road. The five members of the Gillihan family inside of the truck got out just in time. [more; 125 sec. news video]

    [Blessings From Heaven sends us]
    Humans Have Good Reason to Fear Comets, Asteroids and Other Massive Space Objects Like Mini-Moons… Because Earth Has just Been Hit by One

    Now we’d like to add ‘mini-moons’ to the list of heavenly bodies we should be worried about.
    Scientists have claimed our planet was recently hit by one of these mysterious rocks, which exploded in a gigantic fireball.

    it’s believed that an ‘extremely slow fireball’ which exploded over South Australia [in Aug.] may have been a mini-moon.

    This year, NASA has discovered two asteroids which could be on a collision course with our planet.

    Celestial bodies with a chance of smashing into Earth are added into the Sentry database. There are now 25 entries and the list is updated every time a new object that could hit humanity’s homeworld is discovered. [more]

    Monster 100ft Sinkhole Swallows up Lorry and E-Bike in Guangzhou, China – 3 Missing

    Three people including a father and a his on-month-old son are missing after a giant sinkhole swallowed a street sweeper and an electric bike before filling with water.
    CCTV footage captured the moment a sanitation lorry carrying a driver, 51, and his son, 26, disappeared into the ground in Guangzhou, southeast China.

    Witnesses were seen screaming as they walked around the growing sinkhole that is now measuring an amazing 100ft across. [more; holy SHIT!]

    Mount Rainier Earthquake Swarm

    After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend, Mount Rainier National Park was shaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon.

    The quake hit at 12:31 p.m. and was felt as far as Kent, nearly 80 miles away. [more]

    [finally, from Tales of the Zombie Apocalypse]
    Doctors Bring a Dead Heart Back to Life During Groundbreaking Surgery

    Doctors have brought a dead heart ‘back to life’ by pumping it full of oxygen, blood and electrolytes in groundbreaking procedure. [more; nyaah-aaaaah-aaaaaaaah!]

  7. 55F in Melbourne today - does seem a little chilly. If they can hang in until Monday though, the forecast is for 91F. Not sure either of those is 'normal' for spring. Probably fewer fires at 55F tho!

  8. Weaponized Lightning Kills 5 Football Players in Zambia

    Lightning looking like a dinosaur captured at Petrified Forest National Park, USA. Picture by Hallie Larsen, National Park Service [see pic; they sheltered under a mango tree from rain]

    A busy quake begin to December: A shallow, magnitude 6.0 - 37km WSW of Arica, Chile is the 2nd major quake of December and the 133rd of 2019

    Australian PM denies climate change! But dead cattle littering fields along highways: Fish dying in the millions: Massive crop losses: Devastating heatwaves, droughts and wildfires tell another story

    US STOCKS-Wall Street falls for third straight day as trade hopes dim

    Wall Street set course for its third consecutive sell-off on Tuesday as investor optimism over a potential near-term respite from the U.S.-China trade war evaporated following commentary from President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

    All three major stock indexes stepped further away from last week's record highs that were fueled by hopes that an interim deal between the United States and China was in the offing.

    Sudan factory explosion leaves scores of people dead & injured

    A huge fire has erupted in Bahri City's industrial zone, north of the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) declared a citywide emergency, and the number of dead is expected to rise.

    The incident happened mid-morning local time on Tuesday and forced mass evacuations as huge explosions ripped through the area. Raging fires sent vast plumes of smoke skyward, which were visible across the city.

    The fire reportedly broke out in the 'Sila' ceramic factory and was caused by a gas tanker explosion which then quickly spread throughout the area, with fatal consequences. A district police chief said at least 23 people were killed and 45 injured. [more]

    [more below]

  9. [some statistics!]
    That tin foil hat gun prepper has solid math to back him up

    We don't buy houses in the floodplain if we can help it, because we are risk averse, even though the chance of it flooding in any given year is only 1%. Why? We will live in the house longer than one year. Over the 30-year life of a mortgage, the chance of the house flooding at least once vastly exceeds 1%, because every year is another roll of the dice. It's not cumulative, though. The mathematics for back-calculating the odds is called a Bernoulli Process. Here's what it looks like [more]

    ANOTHER large asteroid, discovered last week, to make Earth fly-by on Friday

    An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday - if it doesn't smash on to our home planet's surface. Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a "close approach" to Earth later this week.

    WR3 is believed to have a diameter of between 76m to 170m. It is expected that on December 6, the asteroid will pass within 5.44 million km of Earth at speeds of 27,036 km/hr. [more]

    27 dead in Tamil Nadu, India after days of heavy rain

    [i'm posting this for the facts, not the GSM spin]
    Ice Age Farmer Report: ONE-TWO PUNCH: 2020 Spring floods - #NoPlant20? - Farmers under surveillance
    https://www.sott.net/article/425085-Ice-Age-Farmer-Report-ONE-TWO-PUNCH-2020-Spring-floods-NoPlant20-Farmers-under-surveillance [~ 28.6 min. video & text]