Monday, December 9, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-08

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

2019-12-08 - Unknown foul odor periodically plaguing Tehran (Iran):

Quote: "Tehran Mayor on Sunday said results of the investigation to find the source a foul odor periodically plaguing various areas of the capital since January have been sent to the Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization. In an interview with the state-run television (IRIB) last night the mayor Pirouz Hanachi said there is still no definite answer about the source of the obnoxious smell."

Note: Iran's really known for two things: oil and gas. Both oil and gas often have hydrogen sulfide in them, caused by bacteria. The presence of hydrogen sulfide in oil or gas is what makes it 'sour'. If it has none then it's called 'sweet'. It could be that the oil and gas in the ground there is becoming more sour and leaking hydrogen sulfide into the surrounding area. The US Strategic Oil Reserve has also become contaminated with considerable amounts of hydrogen sulfide...

2019-12-08 - Volcano erupts on coastal White Island (New Zealand), 5+ killed, 20 injured, others missing:

Quote: "At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several were reported missing after a volcano suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air. More casualties were feared on White Island, where the volcano erupted at about 2:11 p.m. (0111 GMT), police said."

Note: I'm beginning to think about considering the possibility of pondering whether there's a chance that tourism to active volcanoes might not be the best idea!

2019-12-08 - RV trailer bursts into flame and explodes and kills person while parked near Alfalfa (Oregon):

2019-12-08 - Deadly fire rips through factory at 5:22 AM in Delhi (India), dozens killed:

2019-12-08 - Dozens of wildfires continue raging along the eastern coast in Australia as heatwave set to bake the area:

Quote: "Conditions are expected to worsen from Tuesday, when temperatures are forecast to top 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and winds are expected to start picking up."

2019-12-08 - Our climate is like reckless banking before the crash – it's time to talk about near-term collapse:

2019-12-08 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire at home on Travis Street in La Crosse (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The Fire Department says there was a boat inside the garage."

Note: This is the 979th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-08 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Barnala (India):

2019-12-08 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Rochdale Road in Halifax (Britain):

Note: These are the 585th and 586th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-12-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-12-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A1 near Wetherby (Britain):

Quote: "Acomb–Time of call 15:09 Crews from Knaresborough, Harrogate, Boroughbridge and Wetherby were mobilised to a report of a HGV on fire on the A1."

Note: These are the 2085th and 2086th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-08 - Four RVs destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM while parked at business in Junction City (Oregon):

Quote: "Police said a fire that started in one RV spread to three others. They said the explosions were caused when propane tanks caught fire. All four RVs involved are a total loss."

Note: These are the 436th, 437th, 438th and 439th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-12-08 - Van bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked at bagel store, fire spreads to building, in Williston Park on coastal Long Island (New York):

Quote: "A popular Williston Park bagel store went up in flames early Sunday morning after a fire in a delivery van spread to the building, police officials said. Workers at Bagel Express fled the building and residents in nearby apartments were safely evacuated around 6 a.m. while more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze."

2019-12-08 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Target store in Decatur (Illinois):

2019-12-08 - Two vans destroyed by fire on Main Street in Kirby Muxloe (Britain):

2019-12-08 - Van and car destroyed by fire while parked near restaurant on Exeter Road in Kingsteignton (Britain):

2019-12-08 - Minivan bursts into flame on street in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-12-08 - SUV bursts into flame on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia (Kansas):

2019-12-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

2019-12-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Rivers Casino on the Delaware River in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Crews are on the scene following a car fire at the Rivers Casino parking lot in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood."

2019-12-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Stuart Avenue in Crookston (Minnesota):

2019-12-08 - Three cars go up in flames at 11:17 PM while parked at dealership in Fort St. John (Canada):

2019-12-08 - Car bursts into flame on street in Bhubaneswar (India):

2019-12-08 - Car bursts into flame on street in Peenya (India):

2019-12-08 - Car bursts into flame on Stepney Drive in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Stepney Drive, Scarborough – Time of Call 17:19 Scarborough crew attended a car fire. The car suffered 100% fire damage, crews used 1 hose reel to extinguish the fire which was believed to have been caused by a mechanical fault."

2019-12-08 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 in Cheshire (Britain):

2019-12-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Cork Road in coastal Carrigaline (Ireland):

2019-12-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A352 in Watercombe (Britain):

2019-12-08 - SUV and garage go up in flames at home, fire spreads to home, on Great River Road along the Mississippi River in Le Claire (Iowa):

Quote: "An afternoon fire at a home in Le Claire destroyed a family's garage and heavily damaged their car. The fire engulfed the home on the 18000 block of Great River Road in the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 8. In addition to damage to the garage and its contents, the blaze also charred the side of the house."

2019-12-08 - Barn destroyed by fire in Cecilton (Maryland), animals killed:

2019-12-08 - Barn destroyed by fire near Edmonton (Canada):

2019-12-08 - Bank heavily damaged by HVAC fire in Hockessin (Delaware):

2019-12-08 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM near the Mississippi River near downtown St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-12-08 - Commercial building destroyed by huge fire in Bellwood (Illinois):

2019-12-08 - Country club destroyed by massive inferno in Bowling Green (Kentucky):

2019-12-08 - Import-export business heavily damaged by fire shortly after 4 AM on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Chamblee (Georgia):

2019-12-08 - Hobby shop heavily damaged by fire on Main Street in Landisville (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-08 - Home kennel destroyed by fire just after 3 AM in Lakeside (California), 5 dogs killed:

2019-12-08 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on North Memorial Drive in Racine (Wisconsin):

2019-12-08 - Two mobile homes go up in flames at 12:20 AM on Harrisville Road in Ogden (Utah):

2019-12-08 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire in coastal San Diego (California):

2019-12-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:23 AM in coastal Puna (Hawaii):

2019-12-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Highland Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 injured:

2019-12-08 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 1 AM on SE Republican Avenue in Topeka (Kansas), nobody there:

2019-12-08 - Home destroyed by fire on Rabbit Court in Manchester (New Jersey), 9 cats killed, nobody there:

2019-12-08 - Home destroyed by fire at 7 AM on Third Street in Beaver Meadows (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-08 - Two homes go up in flames just after 4:15 AM on SW Western Avenue in Topeka (Kansas), nobody there:

2019-12-08 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on East Bradley Avenue in El Cajon (California):

2019-12-08 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by massive fire shortly after 10 PM off Crompound Road in Peekskill (New York):

2019-12-08 - Deadly fire destroys garage in Salcha (Alaska), 1 killed:

2019-12-08 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Clyde (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-12-08 - Deadly fire burns home on Walkers Corner Road in Scott (Arkansas), 2 killed:

2019-12-08 - Whale washes ashore dead in coastal Heacham (Britain):

Quote: "A number of whale carcasses have washed up along the east coast of England in recent weeks."

2019-12-08 - At least 130 turtles found dead in Tamaulipas (Mexico):

2019-12-08 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead on beach in coastal Mersin (Turkey):

2019-12-08 - Rapper Juice WRLD, man, 21, gets off plane, has seizure and dies, at Midway International Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Witnesses told TMZ, which first reported the news, that the rapper suffered a seizure while walking through the airport. TMZ reported he had just gotten off a plane from California early Sunday morning."

2019-12-08 - Firefighter, man, 64, responds to fire one day then goes into cardiac arrest and dies the next day, in Jackson County Georgia):

Quote: "Firefighters and others in a Jackson County community will mourn the death of a volunteer firefighter with nearly a quarter-century of service on Tuesday, after he unexpectedly passed the day after responding to a fire. The Georgia State Firefighters Association posted on Facebook that 64-year-old George 'Johnny' Childs was found unresponsive in his car last Thursday, and later died after being taken to a hospital for cardiac arrest."

2019-12-08 - Man, 30, jumps into the Missouri River to retrieve boat and dies near Watson (Missouri):

2019-12-08 - Man found dead in submerged car in pond in Plainfield (Indiana):

2019-12-08 - Man, 77, found dead in Beaver Creek in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2019-12-08 - Person found dead near Portstown Park along the Juniata River in Huntingdon (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-08 - Man found dead between two businesses in Cleveland (Ohio):

2019-12-08 - Woman, 61, found dead near refinery in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-12-08 - Man drops dead at home on McKay Avenue in Windsor (Canada):

2019-12-08 - Man, 72, dies in the water at beach on the island of Barbados:

2019-12-08 - Dentist, man, 36, slumps over dead in car at hospital in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2019-12-08 - Man found dead in pond in Por Sen Chey (Cambodia):

2019-12-08 - Woman, 44, found dead in irrigation canal in Chai Nat (Thailand):

2019-12-08 - Man in his 30s found dead at home in the Mayfield area in coastal Cork (Ireland):

2019-12-08 - Woman, 64, found dead in the River Nairn in coastal Nairn (Scotland):

2019-12-08 - Woman, 75, found dead near Stanford Tuck Road in North Walsham (Britain):

2019-12-08 - Woman has 'medical episode', SUV slams into wall, in St. Budeaux (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A woman suffered a suspected medical episode at the wheel before her vehicle veered off a roundabout and crashed into a wall, police have confirmed."

2019-12-08 - Small plane crashes near Main Street and Holloway Drive in Willow Springs (Missouri), engine failure:

2019-12-08 - Passenger bus crashes off cliff in coastal Catmon (Philippine Islands), 20 injured:

2019-12-08 - SUV crashes into two parked cars and overturns in Rochester (New York), 1 injured:

2019-12-08 - SUV veers off road at 1:01 AM, crashes into pole and overturns, in coastal Mattituck (New York), 1 injured:

2019-12-08 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Essex Junction (Vermont), 1 injured:

2019-12-08 - Pickup truck veers off road at 2:30 AM, crashes into bank sign, bursts into flame, in San Antonio (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-12-08 - Car overturns off road in coastal Naples (Florida), 1+ injured:

2019-12-08 - Car veers off road and crashes in Bedford (Virginia), 3 injured:

2019-12-08 - Car veers off road, crashes into 5 parked cars at dealership, on Beach Boulevard in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-12-08 - Car veers off road, crashes into parked truck, in coastal Lake Worth (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-12-08 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Ontario (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-12-08 - Man has 'medical emergency' and collapses while hunting, in Madison County (Iowa), saved by other hunters:

Quote: "The man had suffered a medical emergency, apparently while scouting for a place to erect a tree stand for deer hunting. He was unable to speak or even utilize his phone. He wasn’t hunting, so he was not wearing blaze orange. Therefore, it is unlikely he would have otherwise been found in time had we not found him first."

2019-12-08 - Tropical Cyclone Belna forecast to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre (Madagascar):

2019-12-08 - Tropical Cyclone Ambali set a record for fastest intensification south of the equator:

2019-12-08 - From Algeria to Hong Kong, 2019 was a year of anti-establishment rage:

2019-12-08 - Graph of the day, the staggering millennial wealth deficit:

2019-12-08 - Kochland review, how the Kochs bought America, and trashed it:

2019-12-08 - California bans insurers from dropping policies in wildfire areas:


  1. Hey Jonny. Man, the tourists walking on that volcano (just before it erupted) get my vote for WORST IDEA EVER!

    The toxic gases continue wreaking havoc on civilization. Great analysis yesterday about where this is all headed, too. Dropping dead is better than starving and takes all the pressure off suicide, so it's a blessing in disguise.

    People continue parking under water (and staying in their vehicle). Less crowded there, no lack of space? i guess there are advantages.

    “It smells like it’s time to go to work”

    The 42 firefighting personnel from Canada and the United States have arrived in Australia. Each country sent 21 fire supervision and aviation specialists who will assist with suppressing the fires that have been burning in nearly unprecedented numbers over the last several weeks. There is no long term relief in sight since the Australian summer is just starting. [they may end up LIVING there]

    Inside the briefing notes on Sunday was the important lesson of getting familiar with Australia’s spiders and snakes. Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said the Australian accent will probably also take some getting used to. [more]

    [it would have been interesting if the Americans were from the deep south where accents (and slang) also take some getting used to]

    Video: how the fire tornado formed at the Carr Fire

    Scientific American has produced a video that describes the formation of the fire tornado that burned and scoured a mile-long path as the Carr Fire burned into Redding, California July 26, 2018. [more; 102 sec. interesting video]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Greta Thunberg says school strikes have achieved nothing [~ 8.75 min.]

    [more evidence that humanity values money over survival]
    Norway greenlights copper mine that will dump two million tons of tailings in Arctic fjord each year – “Dumping of mining waste will kill every living thing on the ocean floor in the immediate area and disturb spawning grounds over a much greater distance”

    “Allowing this to happen with a protected national salmon fjord doesn’t make sense at all,” said Silje Lundberg, head of Naturvernforbundet. The organisation is the Norwegian branch of Friends of the Earth.

    Lundberg said the planned dumping of tailings from the copper mine to the fjord is equivalent to 17 lorry loads every hour of production. In total, that sums up to two million tons of tailings every year.

    The Norwegian government on Friday turned down the protests and gave final thumbs up to Nussir mining company to start exploring the resources, estimated to about 72 million tons of copper ore. [more; it works faster than building a nuke plant there, i suppose - so . ..efficiency!]

    [continued below]

  2. [congratulations humanity - another world record! wooo-hooo!]
    Global carbon emissions growth slows, but still hits record high in 2019 – “Emissions cuts in wealthier nations must outpace increases in poorer countries where access to energy is still needed”

    The runaway train that is climate change is about to blow past another milestone: global fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions will reach yet another record high. Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO2 are expected to hit 37 billion metric tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project, an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson. [more]

    UN climate talks failing to address urgency of crisis, says top scientist – “There is a risk of disappointment in the UN process because of the inability to recognise that there is an emergency”

    Urgent UN talks on tackling the climate emergency are still not addressing the true scale of the crisis, one of the world’s leading climate scientists has warned, as high-ranking ministers from governments around the world began to arrive in Madrid for the final days of negotiations.

    Talks are focusing on some of the rules for implementing the 2015 Paris agreement, but the overriding issue of how fast the world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions has received little official attention. [more; probably 'cause no authorities are listening]

    [not likely]
    World's richest countries need to behave like adults in climate fight - Kerry

    The world's richest nations are failing to "behave like adults" and act firmly enough to meet global warming targets set in the Paris climate accord, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

    Kerry, who served as the top U.S. diplomat under President Barack Obama and was a leading player in brokering the Paris Agreement in 2015, said the G20 nations are lagging behind on emission reduction plans and financial pledges to poor countries instead of setting a high bar for global climate action.

    "The burden falls largely on the G20 to behave like adults, like great nations ought to," Kerry told Reuters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, referring to a grouping of top industrial economies.

    "We are at a critical stage in terms of being behind (our targets) and the absence of U.S. leadership is one component," he said. [more; yeah, right John - yawn]

    UN talks out of sync with global climate demands

    UN climate negotiations in Madrid remained bogged down Monday in the fine print of the Paris treaty rulebook, out-of-sync with a world demanding action to forestall the ravages of global warming. [this is by design]

    The 196-nation talks should kick into high-gear Tuesday with the arrival of ministers, but on the most crucial issue of all -- slashing the greenhouse gas emissions overheating the planet -- major emitters have made it clear they have nothing to say. [more; see?]

    [more follows]

  3. [well, it's about time]
    Explosive documentary exposes 'Pedophiles in Parliament' and the British Royal Family
    [just over 1.5 hr]

    It is now alleged that there were at least 450 cases of abuse by the hands of Jimmy Saville and that 8 British police forces knew of this and did nothing about it. [more; like HERE!]

    "The cost of sanity, in this society, is a certain level of alienation"

    The late psychonaut/philosopher Terence McKenna once said "The cost of sanity, in this society, is a certain level of alienation," and I think my regular readers will immediately and experientially understand exactly what he was talking about.

    there exists a general consensus about what's going on in our world at the moment. There's a general consensus that we live in the kind of society we were taught about in school: a free and democratic nation which maybe did some not so great things in the past, but is now a supremely virtuous beacon of light on this earth that kicked Hitler's ass and then surfed into the present day on a wave of truth and sensible fiscal policy. There's a general consensus that the news reporters on our screens paint us a more or less accurate picture of world affairs, that there are a lot of Bad Guys in our world with whom the Good Guys in our government are fighting, and that most of our nation's problems are caused by the people in the other political party.

    This consensus is grounded in delusion. It is insanity.

    In reality, of course, we live in a world where our understanding of the world is constantly being deceitfully manipulated by oligarchic media propaganda and the utterances of oligarch-owned politicians. Where elections are mostly just a live action role-playing game which allows the rabble to pretend that they have some degree of influence over the things that their government does. Where our government routinely forms alliances with the worst Bad Guys on the planet while manufacturing consent to topple governments whose downfall would be utterly disastrous. Where our nation's problems have almost nothing to do with half its population disagreeing with our personal ideology, and practically everything to do with the loose international alliance of plutocrats and government agencies who actually run things behind the facade of the comings and goings of official elected governments.

    Sanity means seeing this as it is, rather than subscribing to the mass delusion of the consensus worldview. Which, as you probably already know, can make it difficult to relate to others in some ways. [more]
    'Cannot be trusted ... causing harm': Top medical journal takes on big pharma

    A leading medical journal is launching a global campaign to separate medicine from big pharma, linking industry influence to the pelvic mesh scandal that injured hundreds of women.

    The BMJ says doctors are being unduly influenced by industry-sponsored education events and industry-funded trials for major drugs.

    The "endemic financial entanglement with industry is distorting the production and use of healthcare evidence, causing harm to individuals and waste for health systems", they write.

    They are calling for governments to start funding independent trials of new drugs and medical devices, rather than relying on industry-funded studies. Sponsored research is more likely to find a favourable result compared to independent research, studies show.

    And they want medical associations to discourage doctors from going to industry-funded education events. [more]

    [unfortunately Big Pharma has a LOT of money to throw around]

    [last piece below]

  4. Chilean Air Force plane carrying 38 people missing, presumed crashed

    The Chilean Air Force announced Monday evening that a C-130 Hercules aircraft has gone missing after taking off from an air base in Puntas Arenas, Chile. The C-130 was bound for the Eduardo Frei Montalva air base in Antarctica.

    an official with the Chilean Air Force said they were considering the flight lost at sea. With the frigid waters, he said there was little hope anyone survived. [more]
    Backcountry skier killed in northern Colorado avalanche

    A 29-year-old woman has died in an avalanche while skiing in northern Colorado, where communities along the Rocky Mountains have seen record or near-record snowfall since September.

    The unidentified woman from Fort Collins was buried in the powerful slide Sunday, authorities said. Other members of her ski party dug her from the snow, but found that she wasn't breathing, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

    The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was declared dead at the scene. [more]

    Climate 'Shocks' Eliminated 16% Of New England Fishing Jobs, Study Finds

    New England’s historic fishing industry has been in crisis mode for years as the region’s waters warm at a faster rate than most of the world, efforts by regulators to preserve dwindling fish stocks bankrupt boat captains, and a general malaise settles over coastal towns built around the ancient profession.

    Research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finally puts a percentage on just how much changes to climate norms in the region affect employment. [more; few care about the jobs - where are the fish?!]

    Oil Drillers Remove Rigs From Permian Basin & Cana Woodford

    In its weekly release, Baker Hughes Company BKR reported a drop in U.S. rig count. [more]

    ‘Bomb cyclone’ triggers 75ft wave off California coast

    A 75ft wave was recorded off the Californian coast after a ‘bomb cyclone’ pounded the West Coast during Thanksgiving week.

    Scientists from the University of California said it was the tallest wave they had documented in the last 15 years.

    Typically, the program found the average height of “significant” waves do not exceed 10ft during the winter.

    Hurricane-strength winds of 106mph were recorded in Cape Blanco, Oregon, on the same day the 75ft wave. [more]

    The Geminid meteor shower, the brightest annual display, will peak this week

  5. Pretty suspicious for a C-130 Hercules to just go dark without a squawk of any kind like that. Maybe they flew through a cloud of methane and/or hydrogen sulfide, which could cause both the pilots to suddenly become disabled (dead, unconscious or spazzing out with seizures), and that could also cause a fire and/or explosion that could suddenly disable the communications capability. Something had to have disabled either both the pilots or the communications gear, or both, suddenly.

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