Thursday, January 2, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-01

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

2020-01-01 - Rotten egg odor blows through Austin (Texas):

Quote: "'If you're familiar with what the natural gas smell is, a lot of people describe that as a rotten egg smell that you typically smell around your pilot light or your hot water heater,' Smiths said. 'This is more of a sulfur smell that comes from the oil fields.'"

2020-01-01 - RV goes up in flames and kills man while parked near the Odivelas Dam (Portugal):

Quote: "The corpse of a man, completely charred, was found near the Odivelas Dam, about four kilometers from the town of the same name in Ferreira do Alentejo. The body was found around 6 pm on Wednesday by a patrol of the Ferreira do Alentejo GNR station that was making a rounds around the county and detected a fully consumed motorhome, by a fire."

Quote: "The Odivelas Dam, which is next to the National Road 257, in the connection between Odivelas (Ferreira do Alentejo) and Alvito, is very popular with foreign caravans, as well as a campsite, it also has a picnic area. The banks of the reservoir are widely used by motorhomes, as they can be without limitations on dirt roads, in areas surrounded by thick trees."

Note: Sounds like a great place to burn to death in an RV! This is the 1st RV to burn in 2020, and this is the 1st deadly RV fire in 2020...

2020-01-01 - Car goes up in flames and kills 47-year-old man on Greely Road in Maxton (North Carolina):

Quote: "The preliminary autopsy did not find that any type of gunshot, stabbing or assault caused Oxendine's death."

2020-01-01 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man off Savannah Highway in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

2020-01-01 - At least 40 scrap cars go up in flames at 11:48 PM at auto body shop in Morganton (North Carolina):

Quote: "Lowdermilk estimated somewhere between 40-50 cars were burned in the fire, but the business owner told MDPS that all of the cars involved were set to go to a scrap yard."

2020-01-01 - Trash facility erupts in flame in Fontana (California):

2020-01-01 - Australia deploys military to aid with mass evacuations along the southeast coast due to raging wildfires as death toll rises:

Quote: "Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline."

Quote: "Authorities confirmed three bodies were found Wednesday at Lake Conjola on the south coast of New South Wales, bringing the death toll in the state to 15."

2020-01-01 - Two people have 'medical incidents' and collapse separately in coastal Papamoa (New Zealand):

Quote: "A second medical incident has unfolded this afternoon with a second person collapsing in Papamoa. A message to the SunLive Facebook page says there are three ambulances on scene along Papamoa Beach Road."

Quote: "It is believed the first incident occurred near a Bay Dreams park-and-ride bus stop."

Quote: "Both medical incidents are unrelated and it is unclear what the cause is."

2020-01-01 - Harness racer, man, goes into cardiac arrest during race, collapses and falls onto track, in Omakau (New Zealand):

Quote: "Champion harness racing driver Ricky May has been flown to Dunedin Hospital after suffering a medical event during a race at Omakau. May collapsed before being dislodged from the sulky while driving A G’s White Socks during the running of the Central Otago Trotting Cup at 4.11pm on Thursday."

Quote: "The racing stewards who run the race meeting confirmed May had suffered a cardiac arrest and the remainder of the meeting was called off."

2020-01-01 - Battery factory devastated by fire and explosion at 4:30 AM, building collapses, in Delhi (India), 1 killed:

2020-01-01 - Used car dealership damaged by fire in Plainfield (Michigan):

2020-01-01 - Police headquarters destroyed by fire in Alpine (New Jersey):

Quote: "A New Year's Day fire roared through Palisades Interstate Parkway Police headquarters. The fire broke out around 11:45 a.m. in the police chief's office and quickly spread through the barracks in Alpine, destroying the police station."

2020-01-01 - Monkey enclosure destroyed by fire at 12:38 AM in Krefeld (Germany), dozens of animals killed:

Quote: "The zoo near the Dutch border said its entire ape house burned down and more than 30 animals — including five orangutans, two gorillas, a chimpanzee and several monkeys — were killed, as well as fruit bats and birds."

2020-01-01 - Yacht 'Don Pepe' destroyed by fire off coastal Baja California Sur (Mexico):

Quote: "Members of the Navy of Mexico report the rescue of 12 from a burning yacht off the coast of Baja California Sur. The rescue took place New Year’s day in waters between Isla San Francisquito and Isla Espíritu Santo of Baja California Sur by members of the navy who responded to the report of a boat fire on the Don Pepe."

Note: This is the 1st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at gas station in San Simon (Arizona):

2020-01-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 377 south of Ada (Oklahoma):

2020-01-01 - Tractor, bobcat, horse trailer and machine shed destroyed by fire in the Town of Portland (Wisconsin):

Quote: "To the best of his knowledge, the structure contained a tractor, bobcat, horse trailer and round hay baler."

2020-01-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on the Okanagan Connector near Merritt (Canada):

Note: These are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-01 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Republic (Missouri):

2020-01-01 - Horse truck bursts into flame on Washfield Lane in Tiverton (Britain):

2020-01-01 - Luxury SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Wilbur Drive in coastal Great Neck Estates (New York):

Quote: "A massive inferno that started in a vehicle quickly spread through the garage of a Great Neck Estates home on New Year's Day."

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to garage and home, in Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "Investigators say a car caught fire in the detached garage and spread to the house."

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 62 near Desert Hot Springs (California):

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Wing Street in Lisbon (Maine):

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 near Payson (Utah):

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on President Barack Obama Boulevard in Orlando (Florida):

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on Princess Road in coastal Bridport (Britain):

2020-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on Bridgwood (street) in Telford (Britain):

2020-01-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame, two men bail out, on I-805 in coastal Chula Vista (Caliofornia):

Quote: "Two men had to bail out of their vehicle Wednesday when it caught fire on northbound Interstate 805 north of Main Street, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said."

2020-01-01 - Quad bike bursts into flame on Marsh Lane in Dorney Reach (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 1 January, 1.37pm Quad bike on fire, Marsh Lane, Dorney Reach. One appliance and crew from Maidenhead attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2020-01-01 - Moped bursts into flame on Victor Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Victor Street, Grimsby. Wed 1 Jan 2020 19:16 (No: 000042) Moped on fire. One hose reel in use."

2020-01-01 - Three cars and garage destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM, home heavily damaged, on Lost Lake Circle in Jackson (Mississippi):

Quote: "The home was heavily damaged, and three vehicles were destroyed in the fire, witnesses said."

2020-01-01 - Pickup truck and home destroyed by fire on Beechwood Avenue in Girard (Ohio):

Quote: "A neighbor described initially seeing flames coming from the home’s garage, near a truck."

2020-01-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Colora Road in Cecil County (Maryland):

2020-01-01 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Palm Beach Gardens (Florida):

2020-01-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Radnor Avenue in coastal Pine Beach (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2020-01-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM just south of Guthrie (Oklahoma), 2 injured:

2020-01-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Liberty Street in Van Wert (Ohio):

2020-01-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight on Cedar Street in Oneonta (New York):

2020-01-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Falkland Drive in Huber Heights (Ohio), dog killed, nobody there:

2020-01-01 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after midnight near Denison (Kansas):

2020-01-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM on Union Park Boulevard in Little Elm (Texas):

2020-01-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM on Maywood Avenue in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2020-01-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM on Convent Avenue in coastal Manhattan (New York), 5 injured:

2020-01-01 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 12:30 AM on East 79th Street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw said he and his wife were 'very, very fortunate' to escape a Wednesday morning blaze in their Upper East Side building — and had nothing but praise for the FDNY for snuffing it out."

2020-01-01 - Hotel damaged by fire on Pond Lily Avenue in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2020-01-01 - Deadly fire burns home in Totz (Kentucky), 2 killed:

2020-01-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:30 AM on East Mississippi Avenue in Denver (Colorado), 1 killed:

2020-01-01 - Deadly fire burns home on McPheron Road in Perry Township (Ohio), 2 killed:

2020-01-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 5 AM on Whites School Road in Sevierville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2020-01-01 - Vacant hotel burns in Bessemer (Alabama):

2020-01-01 - Girl, 10, dies in public swimming pool in Westville (South Africa):

Quote: "A 10-year-old girl drowned at a public swimming pool in Westville on New Year's day, a spokesperson for Rescue Care paramedics said."

2020-01-01 - Man, 20, found dead in swimming pool in Djéké (Guinea):

Quote: "The 20-year old man, Melvin Konah was a resident of Ganta, but on Wednesday, December 25, went with some friends to Guinea to celebrate the Christmas where he mysteriously went missing and was later found the next day lying dead in the swimming pool."

2020-01-01 - Police officer, man, 52, drops dead on duty in Fairfield Glade (Tennessee):

2020-01-01 - Woman, 72, dies while driving, car crashes into concrete wall, in Marietta (Georgia):

Quote: "A 72-year-old Marietta woman died while driving her car on South Marietta Parkway on New Year's Day, ultimately crashing into a concrete wall, police say."

2020-01-01 - Woman found dead at Parnell Park in Whittier (California), 15 miles from the ocean:

2020-01-01 - Person found dead on Bragaw Avenue in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2020-01-01 - Man, 47, found dead on fire escape in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-01-01 - Man, 36, flees cops, next seen dead in body of water in Royal Oak (Maryland):

2020-01-01 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead while fighting fire, in Maramingo Creek (Australia):

Quote: "Victoria Police said the man's body was found at a property in Maramingo Creek, near Genoa, by family on Wednesday evening. 'It is believed the man suffered a medical episode while fighting the fires,' they said in a statement."

2020-01-01 - Man, 39, former soccer player, drops dead at home in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "Former Cardiff defender Chris Barker, who had an 'outstanding playing career' spanning 17 years and over 500 league games, has died suddenly aged 39. He was found dead at his home in the city on New Year's Day."

2020-01-01 - Man falls off building and dies on Russell Road in coastal Brighton (Britain), 700 feet from the ocean, possible toppler:

2020-01-01 - Man found dead in or near pond in Fawley (Britain):

2020-01-01 - Cruise ship passenger, man, 68, has 'medical emergency' on cruise ship near coastal San Juan (Puerto Rico):

Quote: "On Wednesday night, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrew medevaced a passenger from the cruise ship Queen Mary 2 about 75 nm off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a medevac request from the Queen Mary 2 at 1400 hours on Wednesday. A 68-year-old American national was experiencing a medical emergency which required immediate attention at a hospital."

2020-01-01 - Cruise ship passenger, woman, 68, strokes out on cruise ship off Baja California (Mexico):

Quote: "A 68-year-old woman with symptoms of a stroke was hoisted from a cruise ship off Baja California and flown to a hospital in San Diego, the U.S. Coast Guard said."

2020-01-01 - Woman has 'medical issue' just before 2 AM, SUV slams into building, in San Angelo (Texas):

Quote: "A witness told San Angelo LIVE! that the woman was experiencing a medical issue."

2020-01-01 - Man, 75, has 'medical event', car crashes off road, in Winthrop (Maine), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man died on New Year’s Day after police say he suffered a 'medical event' and crossed the centerline before leaving the road and crashing."

2020-01-01 - Small plane lands at airport then flips over in Davis (California), 1 injured:

2020-01-01 - Taiwanese military helicopter crash-lands outside coastal Taipei (Taiwan), 8 killed:

2020-01-01 - Tractor trailer and car crash at 11:39 PM, truck plunges into the Longford River, in Stanwell (Britain), 3 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "The HGV left the road and ended up in Longford River."

2020-01-01 - Van veers off road, crashes into tree, on I-26 in Aiken (South Carolina), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2020-01-01 - SUV veers across median, hits tractor trailer head-on, fire erupts, in Statesville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-01-01 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, crashes into tree, in Woodstock (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-01-01 - Car veers off road and overturns, bursts into flame, on I-75 in coastal North Port (Florida):

2020-01-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in coastal Charlestown (Rhode Island), 1 killed:

2020-01-01 - Wild boar attacks people, tosses schoolgirl into the air, in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2020-01-01 - Vacant home partially collapses in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2020-01-01 - Man, 41, goes missing while diving off coastal Geraldton (Australia):

Quote: "A land and marine search is under way in Geraldton after a man believed to have been scuba diving on New Year's Day was reported missing. Dean Gellatly, 41, was understood to have been diving off St Georges beach yesterday."

2020-01-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Jakarta (Indonesia), 29+ killed:

Quote: "Indonesia’s disaster agency warned Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 29 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater."

2020-01-01 - The cold, hard facts which prove that the past decade was actually quite awful for the US economy:


  1. Here we go again, Jonny - start of a new year here @ JJFH. Looking back through last year's spotlight stories, we can see there are the usual paths of destruction we can expect, with unexpected deadly surprises popping up occasionally throughout the year. More people have become aware of global warming/climate change as an existential threat during the 2010's, but now with Greta and many mainstream sites tracking various aspects of the on-going extinction event, most people now know that we're in dire straits environmentally, socially, economically and with respect to physical and mental health. Natural disasters are also increasing and becoming more intense. This year should prove interesting.

    To get a glimpse of the direction civilization is going and the human response, one need only look at Australia.

    Friday, 3 January 2020
    Austrlian fires - Cashless economy collapses as ATMs fail, supermarket looted – “We have no capacity to contain these fires” [includes many stories]

    Tens of thousands stranded while
    attempting to flee Australia fires –
    Cashless economy collapses as ATMs fail, supermarket looted – “We have no capacity to contain these fires”

    Thousands flee Australia’s coastal towns as raging wildfires close in

    As a dry continent, Australia has a history of wildfires. But the current crisis and the earlier-than-usual start to the summer fire season have triggered angst over what many perceive to be a tepid response by the Australian government to the threat of climate change. In particular, the government has faced criticism for appearing reluctant to move away from coal, one of the country’s top export earners.
    December was among the top two hottest months on record in Australia, while 2019 was the hottest and driest year to date. Climate scientists have tied the severity of the wildfire season overall, along with the extraordinary heat waves this fall and winter, to climate change.[more]

    Cash-less evacuees ‘stealing’ from shops with ATMs down

    A number of towns on the South Coast have been cut off for days and are running out of supplies.
    “They were stealing from the supermarket because they had to feed the family and they had no money,” shopkeeper Sue Mazzuoli told A Current Affair.

    “You can’t access petrol, gas ran out, chaos at the supermarket,” she said.
    “All the ATMs are down, and the young people these days travel with no money, so they were even more panicked.” [more]

    [as the support systems for a functioning society break down, lawlessness and survival behavior kicks in]

    Aussie Bushfire Update No 18: Fires too big for computer models: Fires the size of Portugal: Horror weekend approaches: Temperatures once again in the mid-40Cs on Saturday

    A "dangerous day" predicted on Saturday. Soaring temperatures and strong winds on Saturday mean conditions could be worse than those that fanned deadly blazes on New Year's Eve, NSW and Victoria authorities are warning
    Firefighters warn they may have to abandon homes, and even whole towns, as bushfire crisis threatens to overwhelm resources
    Australia's bushfire crisis is so big that it's useless trying to predict how blazes will behave, the incident controller says!

    as fires build, they create their own weather, so data from the weather bureau becomes less relevant. [more]

    A powerful winter storm with hurricane-strength winds develops over the Norwegian sea and northern Scandinavia just a day after recording record warm temperatures

  2. JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

    The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on January 2, 2020. [more]

    Giant Rectangular Cloud Engulfs the Sky Over Toronto

    The weird cloud, out of a science fiction movie, prompting many to comment on its strange look and appearance. [more]

    4.5-magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico amid rare seismic activity

    A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Thursday in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. territory. The most recent quake occurred eight miles south of Guayanilla at a shallow depth of four miles and was felt in the capital of San Juan and elsewhere in Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No immediate damage was reported. [more]

    'Tumblegeddon': Washington highway closed for hours after piles of tumbleweed trap cars, semi-truck

    Several drivers in Washington state had to be rescued by snowplows after getting trapped in their vehicles on a highway New Year's Eve, according to officials.

    Tumbleweeds had piled up about 30 feet, blocking State Route 240 and leaving "several vehicles trapped," including a semi-truck, according to Washington State Patrol. The road was closed in both directions around 6:30 p.m. near West Richland, Wash.

    No injuries were reported. Thorson said five cars and one 18-wheel semi-truck in total wound up trapped. [more]

    18 killed, including children, after An-12 military plane crashes in Sudan amid tribal violence flare-up (PHOTOS)

    An Antonov military transport plane went down shortly after take-off in Sudan’s West Darfur province, killing everyone on board, including four children. [more]

  3. [finally, this HUGE article]
    Looking at the evidence of "Agenda 21"and the climate change hoax

    Exploring David Icke, Agenda 21 and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

    "First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.".

    – – – Otmar Edenhofer, former UN climate official [more]

  4. [selected headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, January 3, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    "Dire" European Manufacturing Downturn Deepens In December

    These 6 charts compare the US and China economies in the second year of their trade war

    The wealth of the 500 richest people in the world grew by an astronomic 25% in 2019. Here are the billionaires who made the most money this year.

    Britain's Lloyds Banking Group suffers hours-long online outage

    India Is Teetering on the Brink of Fascism

    Fourfold rise in migrants rescued in English Channel: authorities

    A Year Of Resistance: How Youth Protests Shaped The Discussion On Climate Change

    U.S. shale producers to tap brakes in 2020 after years of rapid growth

    Avian influenza has killed more than 25,000 turkeys on a farm in eastern Poland

    Mealworms can effectively degrade toxic additives in plastics

    Study measures river ice loss caused by global warming

    "I'm Not Recommending Anyone Use It": First 5G Rollout Fails To Live Up To The Hype

    The US military ran the largest stress test of its sealift fleet in years. It’s in big trouble.

    With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

    Amazon threatens to fire employees who speak out on climate change

    Fourfold rise in migrants rescued in English Channel: authorities