Friday, December 20, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-19

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-12-19 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in Pullman (Washington):

2019-12-19 - Inmate has 'medical event' and employee has 'medical event' shortly later, at Riverbend prison along the Cumberland River in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Upon further investigation, NFD said HAZMAT crews did not find a substance at the prison. TDOC said it requested HAZMAT to respond after an inmate experienced a medical event then an employee experienced an unrelated medical event a short time later."

Note: Cumberland River, that sounds awfully familiar. Oh right, a man in his 40s was just found dead with a burned head shortly after 12:30 AM along the Cumberland River in Nashville, mentioned in the 2019-12-17 update. And the day before that, a person was found dead in the Cumberland River in Nashville, mentioned in the 2019-12-16 update. And now here are two different people having medical events at the same place and within a short period of time along the Cumberland River in Nashville...

2019-12-19 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Greenville (South Carolina):

2019-12-19 - Metal recycling center hit by fire in Malahide Township (Canada):

2019-12-19 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 5:28 AM, 300-ton pile of scrap metal burns, on Wallace Way in Hitchin (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews from across Hertfordshire are currently dealing with a large fire reportedly involving 300 tonnes of scrap metal at a scrapyard on Wallace Way in Hitchin."

2019-12-19 - Passenger plane hit by engine fire, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Fukuoka (Japan):

Quote: "The aircraft, flying from Fukuoka to Tokyo, returned to the airport one hour after its departure. According to the agency, shortly after takeoff, a fire broke out in one of the engines. The plane requested an emergency landing permit in Fukuoka and landed without a problem, airport authorities said."

Quote: "Some people tweeted that they heard a boom, looked up and saw fire coming out of the airplane."

Note: This is the 153rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019..

2019-12-19 - Wildfires continue raging outside coastal Sydney (Australia), dozens of homes destroyed, 2 firefighters killed:

2019-12-19 - Vape pen explodes into flame inside car, car destroyed by fire, while parked at business in Dudley (Massachusetts):

2019-12-19 - Moscow wonders where winter went as temps reach 133-year high:

2019-12-19 - Home explodes and burns, other homes ignite, on South 8th Street in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

Quote: "At least two people are presumed dead following a house explosion and multi-alarm fire in South Philadelphia on Thursday morning. Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says firefighters were not able to remove the two people trapped — both are likely presumed dead."

Note: This is the 184th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-12-19 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while docked at the Oak Bay Marina in coastal Oak Bay (Canada):

Note: This is the 996th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-19 - Passenger train bursts into flame near Jalandhar (India):

2019-12-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in San Jorge (Philippine Islands), near the coast:

2019-12-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in coastal County Mayo (Ireland):

2019-12-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Ponkunnam (India):

Note: These are the 615th, 616th and 617th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-12-19 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 11:50 PM while parked inside shop, fire spreads to shop, in Rock Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "The chief says the fire department saw black smoke coming from the building as they approached the scene. He tells us they belive something malfunctioned on a semi-tractor that was in the shop. According to Reck, it destroyed the semi-tractor and burned a hole through the roof of the shop."

2019-12-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5 AM on the Hume Highway near Albury (Australia):

Note: These are the 2129th and 2130th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-19 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked inside shed near Sarnia (Canada):

2019-12-19 - Campervan bursts into flame on road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-12-19 - Van bursts into flame on Clairemont Drive near I-5 in coastal Bay Park (California):

2019-12-19 - SUV and home burst into flame separately at 4 AM on 47th Place North in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "Firefighters say the car and house fire were separate fires; however, they will be treated as one incident."

2019-12-19 - SUV bursts into flame on I-64 in Goochland County (Virginia):

2019-12-19 - SUV bursts into flame on 120th Street southwest of Fairbank (Iowa):

2019-12-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near soccer field in Scottsbluff (Nebraska):

2019-12-19 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-44 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Crews are battling a wildfire near a church in southwest Oklahoma City after a car caught fire on a nearby highway. Authorities say the car caught fire on Interstate 44 and the flames quickly spread to a grassy area on the shoulder and toward a church near Southwest 119th Street. Fire officials said 30 acres to 40 acres burned in the fire."

2019-12-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-291 in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-12-19 - Car bursts into flame at Pond Branch Road and Boiling Springs Road in Lexington County (South Carolina):

Quote: "Lexington County Fire Service units responded to a fully-involved vehicle fire at the intersection of Pond Branch and Boiling Springs roads Thursday afternoon."

2019-12-19 - Car bursts into flame near the Riverside Expressway in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

Quote: "A car travelling on Brisbane's North Quay, near the Riverside expressway, has caught fire causing major delays in the city's CBD. Video showed the moments after the car caught fire beneath the Kurilpa Bridge shortly after 1:00pm today."

2019-12-19 - Car bursts into flame on Berberis Close in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 19 December, 11.24am Small fire in engine compartment of car, Berberis Close, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Broughton attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2019-12-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on 75 in Berlin Township (Michigan):

2019-12-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Queensway in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Queensway, Scunthorpe. Thu 19 Dec 2019 15:02 (No: 028347) Fire within engine compartment of vehicle. One breathing apparatus in use. One hose reel in use to extinguish. Complete fire damage to engine compartment. Vehicle removed off roadway. Incident left with owner."

2019-12-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Belton Road in Sandtoft (Britain):

Quote: "Belton Road, Sandtoft. Thu 19 Dec 2019 08:25 (No: 028322) Fire within engine compartment of vehicle. One hose reel in use to extinguish. Battery disconnected by Fire Service using small tools. Vehicle left with owner."

2019-12-19 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:22 AM in Kingwood Township (New Jersey):

2019-12-19 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Central Avenue in Columbus (Indiana):

2019-12-19 - Rooftop generator bursts into flame just before 2 AM at hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-19 - Manufacturing business damaged by fire in Little Falls (New York), 250 feet from the Mohawk River:

Quote: "The business is 'capable of machining various metals and alloys per customer specifications' and services the aerospace, automotive and gun manufacturing industries."

2019-12-19 - Foundry and machining business heavily damaged by fire on North Main Street in Franklin (Ohio), 700 feet from the Great Miami River:

2019-12-19 - Roofing business destroyed by fire on East High Street in Jefferson City (Missouri):

2019-12-19 - Church heavily damaged by fire on Kappes Street in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-12-19 - Home damaged by garage fire on SW 38th Avenue in Amarillo (Texas):

2019-12-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Cristobal Way in Rancho Cordova (California), 1 injured:

2019-12-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Seaboard Avenue in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2019-12-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 4:30 AM on Dime Road in Parks Township (Pennsylvania), 3 injured:

2019-12-19 - Home destroyed by fire on Misty Meadows Court near Lake Norman in Mooresville (North Carolina):

2019-12-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:22 PM on North State Road near Ionia Township (Michigan), 2 injured:

2019-12-19 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Wilbraham Road in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-12-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in West York (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-19 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Flat Rock (Alabama), 5 killed:

2019-12-19 - Deadly fire burns home on NE 19th Avenue in Ocala (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:30 AM in Delaware County (Indiana), 3 killed:

2019-12-19 - Deadly fire destroys home near Riverton (Wyoming), 2 killed:

2019-12-19 - Deadly fire burns duplex on Jarvis Road in Gloucester Township (New Jersey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Lincoln Avenue in Louisville (Colorado), 1 killed:

2019-12-19 - Vacant home burns on Hicks Avenue in Huntsville (Alabama):

2019-12-19 - Vacant home burns on Madison Avenue in Fairborn (Ohio):

2019-12-19 - Vacant leisure center burns in Norwich (Britain):

2019-12-19 - Crustaceans wash ashore dead at Town Beach in coastal Exmouth (Australia):

2019-12-19 - Tens of thousands of pigs die from African swine fever in North Sumatra (Indonesia), first time virus detected in the country:

Quote: "Tens of thousands of pigs have died from African swine fever in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, officials said Thursday, the first time the virus has been detected in the country."

Quote: "While the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it is almost 100 percent fatal in pigs."

Note: It could mutate and start affecting people at any time too...

2019-12-19 - Three people, 20, 23 and 23, die in the Chaliyar River in Wayanad (India):

2019-12-19 - Firefighter, man, 63, returns to station after crash call, has 'medical episode' and collapses, dies shortly later, in East Farmingdale (New York):

Quote: "Cardinale, 63, had just returned to the fire station after responding to a car crash when he suffered a medical episode and collapsed. He was treated at the fire station by EFFD paramedics and brought to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he succumbed to his medical event."

2019-12-19 - Man, 58, has 'medical event' and heart attack and dies while driving, pickup lightly crashes at low speed with tree, in Anderson (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Anderson County Coroner's Office says a driver has died after suffering a medical event and heart attack that lead to him crashing into a tree Thursday afternoon."

2019-12-19 - Man found dead along I-26 near Cayce (South Carolina):

2019-12-19 - Woman found dead at industrial site in coastal Pascagoula (Mississippi):

2019-12-19 - Girl, 17, dies at hotel in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2019-12-19 - Teacher, woman, has 'medical emergency' at school, dies shortly later, in Peculiar (Missouri):

Quote: "Deborah Hale experienced the medical emergency in the school before classes started. First responders took her to a local hospital, but she later died."

2019-12-19 - Man, 74, found dead in the Lakeview area in Carson City (Nevada):

2019-12-19 - Man, 44, found dead near the St. Joseph River in South Bend (Indiana):

2019-12-19 - Man, 33, has 'medical issue', car crashes into ditch, in Curtin (Oregon):

Quote: "A medical issue apparently led to a vehicle ending up in a ditch on Thursday afternoon."

2019-12-19 - Man, 26, has 'medical issue', car veers off road, crashes into trees, in Elkhart County (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Goshen man killed in crash after alleged medical issue..."

2019-12-19 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at Treasure Coast International Airport in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2019-12-19 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline then plunges into Highland Silver Lake on I-70 near Highland (Illinois):

2019-12-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-85 near Duncan (South Carolina), 1+ injured:

2019-12-19 - Street sweeper truck plunges into the River Thames at 5 MPH in Windsor (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A ROAD sweeper has died after his vehicle plunged into the River Thames during a clean-up at a popular tourist spot. The man, who was in his 50s, was rescued from the icy river by passers-by but died shortly after he was taken to hospital."

Quote: "It is not yet clear whether the man, who was from Wokingham, Berks., suffered a medical episode or lost control of the vehicle as it travelled at 5mph along the normally pedestrian promenade."

2019-12-19 - SUV veers across median, crashes into tractor trailer, on South 13th Street in Norfolk (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2019-12-19 - Car veers off road at 4:32 AM, plunges into creek, on Clayton Road in coastal San Jose (California), 1 injured:

2019-12-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into two homes, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "According to TPD, the driver may have suffered a medical episode before losing control of his car. ABC Action News' crew on scene said the driver appeared to have clipped the front porch of one home and into the fence of another home."

2019-12-19 - Leopard attacks and kills one boy, seriously injures another, in Prempuri (India):

Quote: "This is the second leopard attack in just two days leading many to fear that one 'man-eater' leopard is on the loose terrorising the area."

2019-12-19 - Swarm of bees attacks people at cemetery, kills one man, in Bonfim (Brazil):

2019-12-19 - Military building partially collapses in Yerevan (Armenia), 14 injured:

2019-12-19 - Undersea volcanism proposed as the cause of 'year of darkness' and upheaval period from 536-555 A.D:

2019-12-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit southern Iran:

2019-12-19 - Heavy rain, winds and flooding hit Britain:

2019-12-19 - Atmospheric river expected to slam the US West Coast:

2019-12-19 - These gigantic lakes are disappearing or have already dried up around the world:

2019-12-19 - Seahorse black market devastates Italy’s coast:

2019-12-19 - A new surge of plastic production is on the way:

2019-12-19 - Trump's food stamp cuts begin soon, black Americans to be hardest hit:

2019-12-19 - Radiohead uploads entire discography to YouTube:


  1. [cue One Thing Leads to Another]
    The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another (Official Video)

    Good evening Jonny, readers, fans, lurkers, newbies, those who have no voice.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS - Headlines [~ 33 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Moscow wonders where winter has gone as temperatures hit 133 year high [~ 3 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: A gas blowout in Ohio released more methane than many countries do in a year [~ 4.3 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Extinction in 2020? [~ 7 min.]

    That's enough, right there, if you listen to it all (the first one is sufficient).

    Saturday, 21 December 2019
    Update on the Australian bushfires

    Las Vegas blaze that kills 6 considered 'worst fire fatality' in Fire Department's history

    An early morning fire that left six people dead and 13 others injured is being considered "the worst fire fatality" in Las Vegas Fire Department history, officials said.

    The three-story building on Ogden Street and Stewart Avenue in the downtown area went up in smoke about 4:15 a.m., said Timothy Szymanski, the public information officer with the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

    The fire seemed to spark inside an apartment on the first floor and was put out quickly, the official said. [more]

    [how about some OMG news?]
    U.S. government says verdict in Bayer's Roundup case should be reversed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said a federal appeals court should reverse a lower court verdict finding Bayer AG liable in the case of a California man who blamed its Roundup weed killer for his cancer.

    The government said in a friend of the court brief filed on Friday that glyphosate, the weed killer's active ingredient, is not a carcinogen and as a result a warning on the label was not required as California state law demands.

    [ah-you fah-kin' kid-din' me? YOU drink it!]

    In April, the EPA reaffirmed that glyphosate does not cause cancer.

    Farmers spray glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in U.S. agriculture, on fields of soybeans and other crops that are genetically engineered to resist it. Roundup is also used by consumers on lawns, golf courses and elsewhere. [more]

    [2nd part below]

  2. Sweden's reindeer herders forced to adapt to climate change

    The herders, like those from other districts across Sweden, have this year been forced to bring their 6,500 reindeer in from their mountain pastures a month earlier than normal, after unusually early and heavy snowfall linked to climate change meant their animals could not find food. [more]

    First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says

    Health officials in eastern Congo have documented the first relapse in the current Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

    The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has so far infected more than 3,300 people and killed more than 2,200 since the middle of last year, making it the second-worst on record.

    In early December, Congolese health authorities reported that a survivor in Mabalako, North Kivu province, had fallen ill with the virus again. [more]

    [what it's coming to]

    A Mexican indigenous town's environmental revolt

    When illegal logging turned their green, pine-covered hills into an ecological wasteland, the people of the Mexican indigenous town of Cheran decided to arm themselves with rifles and reclaim their land.

    Today, eight years after rising up against illegal loggers and the drug cartel behind them, Cheran is practically an independent enclave tucked into the lawless mountains of western Mexico.

    Its residents have their own system of government based on community assemblies. They have their own police force. [more]

    U.S. rolls back standards on energy saving light bulbs

    The Trump administration on Friday said it has finalized a decision to roll back a 2007 rule calling for energy-efficient light bulbs, a move that states including New York and California are challenging in the courts.

    The NRDC said old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, which give off more of their energy in heat rather than light, comprise nearly half of today's bulb sales.

    "The Trump administration just thumbed its nose at Congress, America’s families and businesses, and the environment,” said Noah Horowitz, an energy efficiency specialist at the NRDC. [more; ah come-on, we're already livin' on borrowed time!]

  3. Tornado reported as freak storm hits Surrey, UK

    8,000 vehicles stranded in Kashmir by up to 3 feet of fresh snowfall

    [all of a sudden Strange Sounds gives me the 403 message]

    Saturday, 21 December 2019
    Parts of Europe among the wettest in the world: More than 4 months rain fell in just a 24-hour period. Storm Elsa batters Spain and Portugal overnight: Storm Fabien on its way: UK flooded again [videos included]

    Saturday, 21 December 2019
    Aussie Bushfire Update No 11: Fire-generated thunderstorms reported: Friday again the hottest place on the planet: Many Fires started deliberately! (what about the 1896 heatwave?)

    NSW Fire Service reported today that fire-generated thunderstorms are forming over the Currowan and Tianjara fires. A fire-generated thunderstorm has formed over the Currowan & Tianjara fires in the Shoalhaven, and another may form over the Gospers Mountain fire, in what has developed into an apocalyptic situation. [thunder and fire?! nyaah-aah!]

    temperatures expected to hit 50 deg C Saturday, 122 deg F

    How Big Are These Fires?
    2.7 million Hectares have burned in NSW alone, since June the 1st

    The massive 2018 Californian fires consumed 1.8 million Hectares

    The 2019 Amazon fires consumed just under 1 million Hectares

    New form of uranium found that could affect nuclear waste disposal plans

    Many governments are planning to dispose of radioactive waste by burying it deep underground. However, new research has found that in such storage conditions a new chemical form of uranium can temporarily occur, while small amounts of uranium are released into solution. If uranium is in solution, it could make its way into groundwater.

    [activists tried explaining this to authorities at public hearings before 3 Mile Island was built]

    Shaw explains that wherever you bury these disposal units, there will be a wide variety of microbes living under the ground as well. Since no man-made barrier can be expected to withstand degradation for hundreds of thousands of years, radioactive waste will be in contact with groundwater containing these microbes and the chemicals they produce.[more]

    [and now, we're going to REALLY fuck things up]
    History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin

    Today, many of the largest mineral corporations in the world have launched underwater mining programs. On the west coast of Africa, the De Beers Group is using a fleet of specialized ships to drag machinery across the seabed in search of diamonds. In 2018, those ships extracted 1.4 million carats from the coastal waters of Namibia; in 2019, De Beers commissioned a new ship that will scrape the bottom twice as quickly as any other vessel. Another company, Nautilus Minerals, is working in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea to shatter a field of underwater hot springs lined with precious metals, while Japan and South Korea have embarked on national projects to exploit their own offshore deposits. But the biggest prize for mining companies will be access to international waters, which cover more than half of the global seafloor and contain more valuable minerals than all the continents combined. [more; let's just rape the oceans while we're at it! That oughta help.]