Monday, December 16, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-15

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

2019-12-15 - Van goes up in flames at 4:40 AM and burns man to death while parked at home in Kankakee (Illinois), 2400 feet from the Kankakee River:

Quote: "The body of a Kankakee man was found in the burnt-out remains of a van after Kankakee firefighters had extinguished the blaze on Sunday. Donald Whitaker, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene, Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said. An autopsy was scheduled for today. Whitaker had been living in the conversion van in the backyard of a house in the 100 block of West Oak Street, Gessner said."

2019-12-15 - Underground fire spews flames from manhole in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2019-12-15 - Wildfire smoke declared a public health emergency in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "New South Wales has had four times more wildfires than average in 2019..."

2019-12-15 - Recycling center fire breaks out on Mugga Lane in Hume (Australia):

2019-12-15 - As permafrost melt accelerates in Alaska, roads sink, homes tilt and greenhouse gases are released:

2019-12-15 - Magnitude 6.8+ earthquake strikes the island of Mindanao (Philippine Islands), buildings collapse, 3+ killed:

Quote: "It's the latest in a serious of quakes to strike the island in recent months. In October another series of 6.6 and 6.5-magnitude quakes struck Mindanao, killing 14 and injuring more than 400."

2019-12-15 - Worst drought in over a century pushes Namibia closer to famine:

2019-12-15 - The water crisis in cities everywhere is worsening already terrible inequality:

2019-12-15 - Cargo ship 'Tecumseh' bursts into flame on the Detroit River near Zug Island (Michigan):

Quote: "Bulk carrier TECUMSEH suffered fire in engine room near Zug island, Detroit river, Great Lakes, in the afternoon Dec 15, while proceeding upstream en route from Thunder Bay, reported Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping News. All 16 crew had to be evacuated..."

2019-12-15 - Cargo ship 'Ecomar G.O.' bursts into flame in coastal Newcastle (Australia):

Quote: "Fire erupted in storage compartment in superstructure of bulk carrier ECOMAR G.O. at K4 terminal at Newcastle Harbour, Australia, in the evening Dec 15. Bulk carrier arrived at Newcastle to load coal on Dec 15, from China. 'Crew attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful due to its intensity. Following this, NSW Fire and Rescue arrived on scene at about 8pm and the fire was extinguished by about 9.30pm.' says Newcastle Herald."

Note: These are the 987th and 988th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 near Anaconda (Montana):

Note: This is the 2114th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-15 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property on Colfax Drive in East Austin (Texas):

Note: This is the 447th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-12-15 - Van bursts into flame on US 127 near Holt (Michigan):

2019-12-15 - Van bursts into flame on Bury Road in Rochdale (Britain):

2019-12-15 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Hobe Sound (Florida):

2019-12-15 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at the Clarkston Golf and Country Club in Clarkston (Washington):

2019-12-15 - SUV bursts into flame in the Lincoln Tunnel near Weehawken (New Jersey):

Note: Another car recently went up in flames in the Lincoln Tunnel too, mentioned in the 2019-12-09 update...

2019-12-15 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 89 in the Snake River Canyon near Astoria Hot Springs (Wyoming):

2019-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on street in Vanasthalipuram (India):

2019-12-15 - Car bursts into flame near gas station in Hyderabad (India):

2019-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on the A9 in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2019-12-15 - Six cars destroyed by fire while parked at dealership in Hetton-le-Hole (Britain):

2019-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on Milton Lane in Blandford Forum (Britain):

2019-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on Ladycroft in Wellington, Telford (Britain):

2019-12-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-24 in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2019-12-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Bridgewater Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Bridgewater Road, Scunthorpe. Sun 15 Dec 2019 21:13 (No: 028070) Motorbike on fire, Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-12-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Ferry Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Hempdyke Road, Ferry Road, Scunthorpe. Sun 15 Dec 2019 11:13 (No: 028036) Motorcycle on fire. Extinguished using Scotty Back Pack."

2019-12-15 - Car and garage destroyed by fire, home heavily damaged, in coastal Eastport (Maine), nobody there:

Quote: "Fire Chief Richard Clark said the occupant had moved to Florida for the winter and no one was home at the time the fire was discovered. but added someone had parked a car in the garage only an hour before the fire was discovered."

2019-12-15 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire in Marden (Britain):

2019-12-15 - Agricultural business destroyed by fire near Plainville (Indiana):

2019-12-15 - Historic brewery destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Mohawk Street in Over-The-Rhine area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2019-12-15 - Tire showroom heavily damaged by massive fire in Tiruchirappalli (India):

2019-12-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Remington Street in Suffield (Connecticut), 2 injured:

2019-12-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM on Meridan Street in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Asbury Avenue in Asbury Park (New Jersey), nobody there:

2019-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Verdell Street in Milan (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before 12:15 AM on Pensdale Street in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire in Butler Township (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2019-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Banner Road in Frederick (Maryland):

2019-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before 5 AM on North Sunland Boulevard in Shadow Hills (California), 2 injured:

2019-12-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM on Banneker Drive NE in coastal Washington DC, 5 injured:

2019-12-15 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on Glenmore Avenue in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 injured:

2019-12-15 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Kootenai River Road along the Kootenai River in Libby (Montana), 1 killed:

2019-12-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM on West 127th Street in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-12-15 - Deadly fire burns home on Adele Drive in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), 1 killed:

2019-12-15 - Deadly fire burns home on Spurgeon Lane in Lumberton (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-12-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 4:30 AM in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-12-15 - Deadly fire rips through fan factory outside Dhaka (Bangladesh), 10+ killed, several injured:

Quote: "Rescuers began recovering bodies from a fan factory outside Dhaka after the compound was hit by a deadly blaze. The latest incident comes only days after 17 people died in another factory fire."

2019-12-15 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours on West North Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-12-15 - Mother and son, 27 and 5, die in the water at Welches Beach in coastal Christ Church on the island of Barbados:

2019-12-15 - Firefighter, man, 37, suddenly dies in Milford (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The town of Milford is mourning the “untimely” death of a 37-year-old firefighter who was married with three children. Patrick W. Evans, a 13-year veteran of the Milford Fire Department, died suddenly on Sunday, Milford Permanent Firefighters Association Local 2140 announced in a Facebook post."

2019-12-15 - Police officer, man, slumps over dead in patrol car at store on Morton Avenue in Folsom (Pennsylvania), 2 miles from the Delaware River:

2019-12-15 - Man, 24, found dead at justice center near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Just before 7 p.m., police were called to the Justice Center for a report of a 'sudden death' after employees found a man unresponsive. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 24-year-old Sean Parks."

2019-12-15 - Woman drops dead in parking lot in Malbis (Alabama):

2019-12-15 - Man found dead in pond near Scarborough Lake Apartments in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-12-15 - Person found dead in porta-potty at stadium in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Last February, a man was seen on fire coming from the port-a-potty. The man was pronounced dead a short time later and three port-a-potties were engulfed in flames."

Note: The incident involving the man on fire running out of the porta-potty and burning to death at this same stadium was mentioned in the 2019-02-17 update. More recently, a woman burned to death unsuspiciously on North Payson Street in Baltimore, mentioned in the 2019-11-13 update. About six or seven weeks before that, a porta-potty exploded into flame at 6:30 AM and killed a woman in coastal St. Augustine, mentioned in the 2019-09-28 update...

2019-12-15 - Man, 58, found dead in concrete drainage canal along Main Street in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2019-12-15 - Man, 35, found dead in marijuana dispensary in Bakersfield (California):

2019-12-15 - Woman, 21, dies after being pulled from Lake Ontario in Port Credit (Canada):

2019-12-15 - Boy, 12, dies while swimming at excavation site in Johannesburg (South Africa):

2019-12-15 - Stephen King, 10, found dead in canal in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):

Quote: "The deceased has been identified as Stephen King, a student of class V of a private school in Anakapalli."

2019-12-15 - Man, 49, found dead in the River Thames near George Clooney's mansion near Sonning (Britain):

2019-12-15 - Passenger has 'medical incident' on passenger plane over the sea, plane makes emergency landing in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "The United flight from Paris to Chicago was beyond the western coast of Scotland and beginning to cross the Atlantic Sea when it suddenly turned back on Sunday afternoon (December 15). The plane is headed to land at Heathrow Airport but eventually landed at Manchester Airport instead. It was thought to be due to a medical incident on board the plane."

2019-12-15 - Man, 43, has 'medical event', pickup truck overturns into yard at home on Lewis River Road in Woodland (Washington):

Quote: "Investigators said the driver suffered a medical event before the collision."

2019-12-15 - Woman, 31, has 'medical event', car crashes into wall, in Bettendorf (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "It was determined that a 31-year-old female resident of Bettendorf was operating a 2015 Kia Rio and traveling east on Forest Grove Drive as the only occupant of the vehicle. The driver experienced a medical event and was unable to maintain control of her vehicle, causing it to cross into the westbound lanes, drive off the roadway and come to a stop after striking a retaining wall."

2019-12-15 - Small plane crashes in Kanangra-Boyd National Park (Australia), 1 killed:

2019-12-15 - Passenger bus crashes 500 meters off road in Sindhupalchok (Nepal), 12 killed, several injured:

2019-12-15 - Tanker truck overturns into median shortly before 5 AM on I-40 in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2019-12-15 - Van veers off road at 12:48 AM, crashes into wall, bursts into flame, in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-12-15 - Car crashes at 2:30 AM, bursts into flame, on State Route 78 in Vista (California):

2019-12-15 - Car crashes into home on Lyman Street in Springfield (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-12-15 - Landslide hits gold mine near Watsa (Democratic Republic of Congo), 24 killed:

2019-12-15 - Powerful storms hit France, 2 killed, thousands of homes go dark:

2019-12-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sigi Regency (Indonesia), 2 killed:

2019-12-15 - Hotspots of mysterious 'superbolt' lightning shown in new map:


  1. 2nd day of rain here, Jonny - but i see you got some snow.

    It's inconvenient when somebody wrecks their vehicle on your property. Medical issues are causing many of these incidents.

    People dropping dead all over the place each day. All kinds of vehicle fires, including cargo ships, trains, garbage trucks, cars, ambulances, fire engines and planes, not to mention buildings of all sorts burning too. It isn't going to get any better any time soon, either.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: How The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Attempting To Buy The Global Youth Climate Movement [~ 21.75 min.]

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    Alaska Seabird Mass Die-offs Continue for the Fifth Year in a Row – Scientists Blame Climate Change and Always Forget Fukushima

    It’s already the fifth year in a row that thousands of seabirds are washing up dead on Alaskan beaches.
    And biologists only blame climate change as usual… And forget Fukushima radiation as a cause. [more]

    [something nice for a change]
    Warm Your Heart With These Inspirational Stories Of Extraordinary Human Kindness

    If you want to live a life that really matters, endeavor to be a person of great love. The big news networks are unlikely to cover the stories that I just shared with you on their broadcasts, but it is acts of kindness such as these that are going to make our society a better place to live. [more]

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    [more later]

  2. Russian Tu-22M3 bomber makes hard landing on rocky soil after engine failure

    A Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bomber has made a hard landing after an engine failure during a routine flight over the Astrakhan region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
    The crew of the plane “managed to steer the aircraft away from a residential area and make a landing on soil,” the statement said.

    The supersonic variable-sweep wing Tu-22M bomber is part of Russia’s nuclear deterrence triad. The one involved in the Tuesday incident was making a routine flight and didn’t carry weapons at the time, the ministry reported. The crew members were not hurt in the incident. [more]

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    Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the US could last years, and his argument could hinge on reports he has been illegally spied upon and his sensitive information given to the CIA.

    Meanwhile, more than 100 doctors from across the world have written to the Australian government, urging it to act and “protect the life of its citizen”, in a letter to be delivered to the foreign affairs minister on Tuesday, amid warnings Assange’s health continues to deteriorate. [more]

  3. No Cause Yet in Another Fuel Facility Fire in Philadelphia
    No Cause Yet in Another Fuel Facility Fire in Philadelphia

    [74 sec news spot lead-in to article]

    About 100 firefighters battled a tricky, and potentially disastrous, fire at a gas-storage terminal Monday night along the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, and it remains unclear what caused the blaze, officials say.

    Some of those Philadelphia firefighters successfully pulled off the risky maneuver of getting close to the 1,000-degree flames to shut off a valve that was leaking ethanol. That is a fuel made from corn that is combined with refined gas to power motor vehicles and other energy-needy sources. [more]

  4. [from our NOW They Tell Us dept.]
    There’s a 60,000-Year-Old Way to Help Stop Australia Burning

    Australia’s indigenous people say the bushfire-ravaged country is paying the price for ignoring their expertise in managing the ecology of the world’s-driest inhabited continent.

    The fires have already burned more than 6 million acres -- an area the size of Massachusetts -- and caused smoke haze to blanket Sydney and other cities. With a deepening drought suggesting there’s no end in sight to the crisis, indigenous fire practitioner Victor Steffensen is calling for a radical change in how the land is managed.

    “The Western mindset is always about dealing with problems while they’re doing damage -- it’s reactive,” Steffensen, 46, said from Cairns in the nation’s far northeast. “If we can use our way, these types of fires will never get the chance to start.”

    The indigenous approach is to manage the landscape with so-called “cool, slow” controlled burns often conducted at night. They’re designed to reduce dangerous fuel loads of scrub and fallen timber on forest floors, and incrementally tackle large tracts of land with multiple small-scale burns. Such an approach is more labor intensive and takes longer. But the lower intensity and slow progress of the fire gives animals chance to escape and protects the forest canopy. [more]

    [from our Too Late Now desk]
    Australian firefighters warn of uncontrollable blazes as conditions worsen

    [112 sec. news spot lead-in]
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    Firefighters there warned on Tuesday (December 17) they would not be able to contain some of the blazes.

    They also expect things to get worse later this week. [more]

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    An Exxon Mobil Corp. natural gas well in Ohio released more methane into the atmosphere during a blowout in 2018 than some countries do in a year, according to a team of American and Dutch scientists. [more]

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