Thursday, January 30, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-29

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

2020-01-29 - Unknown odor hits middle school in Tullahoma (Tennessee):

Quote: "A mysterious odor prompted a lockdown at West Middle School Wednesday. At around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday West Middle School was placed on a "soft" lockdown due to a strong odor in the building. The Tullahoma Police Department and Tullahoma City Schools Maintenance Department were contacted to investigate. The TPD brought in a canine unit to investigate the odor and nothing was found."

2020-01-29 - Oil well site explodes into flame near Deanville (Texas), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-01-29 - Market heavily damaged by huge fire, buildings collapse, in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 17 injured:

2020-01-29 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 170, concern rises over virus spreading between people outside China:

Quote: "The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China on Thursday as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed 'great concern' that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China."

2020-01-29 - China shuts down stock market to prevent coronavirus selloff:

2020-01-29 - Pacific Ocean’s rising acidity causing Dungeness crabs’ shells to dissolve:

2020-01-29 - Cold snaps becoming shorter and less frequent as the planet continues warming:

Quote: "Rising temperatures sometimes seem most noticeable during periods of extreme heat such as summer heat waves. However, for much of the U.S., winter is the fastest warming season. Cold weather still occurs in a warming climate but, on average, winters are not as cold as they used to be and cold snaps that do happen are becoming shorter and less frequent."

2020-01-29 - Red Sea emitting large quantities of polluting gases:

2020-01-29 - Global temperatures are poised to break another heat record:

2020-01-29 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Millwood (Kentucky), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 11th residential explosion in 2019...

2020-01-29 - Tanker ship 'Zoya 1' erupts in flame in the Persian Gulf near coastal Sharjah (UAE):

Quote: "A crude oil supertanker caught fire in the Persian Gulf, west of the Strait of Hormuz, prompting a warning from naval authorities in the U.K. for ships in the region to exercise extreme caution. The U.K.’s Maritime Trade Operations said the fire started northwest of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Dispatches in the area said the ship was ablaze about 20 miles off the coast of Sharjah. The cause of the fire was unknown."

2020-01-29 - Boat bursts into flame in boatyard off Camley Street in King’s Cross area in coastal London (Britain):

Note: These are the 240th and 241st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-29 - School bus bursts into flame on South Post Oak Road in Houston (Texas):

2020-01-29 - School bus bursts into flame on Grand Avenue in Gurnee (Illinois):

Note: These are the 12th and 13th school buses to burn in 2020, and these are the 39th and 40th buses to burn in 2019...

2020-01-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Eastern Bypass in Oxford (Britain):

Note: This is the 41st bus to burn in 2019...

2020-01-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at rest stop along I-25 north of Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2020-01-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame and explodes on the New Jersey Turnpike in Elizabeth (New Jersey):

Note: These are the 144th and 145th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-29 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at landfill near Angelica (New York):

Quote: "At 10:35 AM on Wednesday, Angelica Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Highland Landfill for a trash truck on fire."

2020-01-29 - Three dump trucks go up in flames just after 3:30 AM while parked in at construction business in Hays area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-29 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Poulton-le-Fylde (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Van bursts into flame at garden center in coastal Sandown on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Van bursts into flame at 11:25 PM in Murder Combe, Somerset (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo County (California):

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "A car inside a garage sparked a house fire in northwest Austin early Wednesday morning. It happened in the 12200 block of Black Angus, between Parmer Lane and Duval Road."

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame on Route 9 in Berlin (Connecticut):

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 35 near Gaylesville (Alabama):

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home on Sand Point Road in coastal Rum Point (Cayman Islands):

Quote: "Meanwhile, the fire service has also confirmed that the dump blaze at the scrap metal yard has been fully extinguished."

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame on Sytch Lane in Waters Upton (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame on Cherry Grove (street) in Frome, Somerset (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Car bursts into flame in Shipton Lee, Quainton (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 29 January, 4.32pm Car on fire, Shipton Lee, Quainton. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reels, foam and a dry powder extinguisher."

2020-01-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the 14 Freeway near Agua Dulce (California):

2020-01-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Mopac Expressway in Austin (Texas):

2020-01-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 near Bromsgrove (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:33 AM on Highway AW in Waupun (Wisconsin):

2020-01-29 - Exhaust fan bursts into flame at brake plant in Rock Spring (Georgia):

2020-01-29 - Cotton gin damaged by fire after cotton bursts into flame, in Sinton (Texas):

Quote: "The first began about 10:30 a.m. when cotton inside the gin ignited."

2020-01-29 - Cotton gin hit by fire, 1000+ bales of cotton ignite, in Batesville (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency management officials say the blaze started at a cotton gin. More than one-thousand bales of cotton ended up catching fire."

Note: If you wondered if the above two cotton gin fires might be the same event, like I did, nope, they were 140+ miles apart as the gas blows...

2020-01-29 - Country club hit by fire, storage building heavily damaged, in Owasco (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters from several towns spent more than an hour battling flames Wednesday at a storage shed at Lakeview Country Club in Owasco."

2020-01-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM on Nancy Road northeast of Pelion (South Carolina):

2020-01-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Twana Lane in Belews Creek (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2020-01-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Niagara Street in Northbrook (Ohio), dog killed, nobody there:

2020-01-29 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire on Butler Road in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

2020-01-29 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 3 AM on Crossroads Court in Orlando (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Old National Highway in South Fulton (Georgia):

2020-01-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at midnight on North 22nd Avenue in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-01-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on West Byron Place in King of Prussia (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Patrician Boulevard in Mill Creek (Delaware):

2020-01-29 - High-rise beachfront apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Belleair (Florida):

2020-01-29 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on North Sheridan Road in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:

2020-01-29 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Los Angeles (California), 6 hospitalized, office building burns separately:

Quote: "Firefighters had been at an office building fire two blocks away when the blaze broke out on Wilshire Boulevard on the edge of the tony Brentwood section of the city, allowing a rapid response."

2020-01-29 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM on Duson Avenue in Opelousas (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2020-01-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Fairwood Court in Mooresville (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-01-29 - Vacant building burns at 3:45 AM in Tulsa County (Oklahoma):

2020-01-29 - Vacant home burns at 3:30 AM on Meadow Dale Drive in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Couple, 39 and 33, drop dead at home on coastal Hilton Head Island (South Carolina):

Quote: "The cause of death of a Hilton Head Island couple remains unclear after a forensic autopsy. Michael Klesh, 39 and Sophie Klesh, 33, were found dead in their home on Spanish Wells Road in the Bryant Park Cottages community on Wednesday."

2020-01-29 - Man in his 60s dies at public swimming pool in Kelowna (Canada):

Quote: "The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating after a man in his 60s died at Kelowna’s H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre on Wednesday afternoon. The Kelowna RCMP said its officers were called to the centre on Gordon Drive around 3:50 p.m. Jan. 29, following reports a man died at the public facility."

2020-01-29 - Man, 18, athlete, drops dead at home in Murphy (Texas):

Quote: "A Wylie High School football star died and the questions still remain about how he died. Today, a Counselor will be there at the high school to help students and staff cope with the sudden death of most-loved 18-year-old Azaan Abdellatif. According to reports from the Family members, he was found dead Wednesday morning at his home in Murphy, located in the northeast Dallas. No signs of foul play have been observed by the officers."

2020-01-29 - Person drops dead on campus at university in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Woman, 33, found dead on Milk River on the Fort Belknap Reservation (Montana):

2020-01-29 - Man, 25, found dead near Woodland Park in Kalispell (Montana):

2020-01-29 - Police officer, man, 47, found dead in minivan in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-29 - Man, 64, found dead near Sir Barton Way in Lexington (Kentucky):

2020-01-29 - Man, 49, found dead in St. Charles County (Missouri):

2020-01-29 - Man found dead on trail along canal in Port Mayaca near Lake Okeechobee (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Soldier, man, found dead in the water near the LaSalle Causeway in Kingston (Canada):

2020-01-29 - Woman, 32, drops dead at resort in Chiang Mai (Thailand):

Quote: "Doctors found no traces of violence on her body. The woman came to Mae Rim with four Chinese friends on Jan 28. Her friends said she was physically healthy."

2020-01-29 - Pastor, man, 42, drops dead while preaching in Kuruman (South Africa):

2020-01-29 - Man has 'medical emergency' and drops dead in alley near Market Street in Atherstone (Britain):

2020-01-29 - Woman has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into home, in Avondale area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "According to crash investigators, the driver had some sort of medical episode, swerving off the road and ramming through the front porches of two homes before striking a house."

2020-01-29 - Man in his 70s has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes into tree, in coastal Anne Arundel County (Maryland), 1 injured:

Quote: "Fire officials believe the man had a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, Davies said."

2020-01-29 - Woman has seizure at 11 PM, car veers off road and overturns, in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "Police said she was driving when she suffered a seizure which caused her vehicle to roll over into a wooded area."

2020-01-29 - Man, 74, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into home, on Silver Lake Road in Lyon Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 74-year-old Lyon Township man crashed his car into the side of a house in the 61000 block of Silver Lake Road on Wednesday afternoon after reportedly suffering a medical emergency."

2020-01-29 - Small plane crashes in Glasscock County (Texas), 1 injured:

2020-01-29 - School bus crashes into barber shop on Handsworth Road in Sheffield (Britain), several injured:

2020-01-29 - Passenger bus and motorized rickshaw crash in Maharashtra (India), 27 killed, dozens injured:

2020-01-29 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-24 in Rutherford County (Tennessee):

2020-01-29 - Van veers off road, crashes into pole and overturns, bursts into flame, on Harris Pike in Independence (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2020-01-29 - Two cars collide head-on at 6:30 AM on Cox Ferry Road near Conway (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2020-01-29 - Car veers off road and overturns near Petaluma (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "DeRutte said the crash may have happened because of a medical issue."

2020-01-29 - Car crashes in Miamisburg (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Medical issues are being investigated as a possible factor in a crash that left a driver with serious injuries in Miamisburg Wednesday morning."

2020-01-29 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, on Mandalay Avenue in Trotwood (Ohio), 1 injured:

2020-01-29 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Chilhowie (Virginia), 1 injured:

2020-01-29 - Huge sinkhole opens and threatens to swallow homes in Tallahassee (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Sinkhole opens near Connor Road and Sands Road in Spokane (Washington):

2020-01-29 - Building collapses on Washington Street in Montpelier (Idaho):

2020-01-29 - Magnitude 6.0 strikes on the coast of the Solomon Islands:

2020-01-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit North Sumatra (Indonesia), a foot of rain falls in 24 hours, 6+ killed:

2020-01-29 - Waterspout filmed off Delray Beach (Florida):

2020-01-29 - Coronavirus hits cruise lines and every lost voyage could cost $4 million in revenue:

2020-01-29 - Boeing reports first annual loss in over two decades as 737 MAX crisis drags on:


  1. Happy Friday Jonny, everyone!

    This has been one hellova month for garbage truck fires!

    Reliable information from Chris Martenson
    The W.H.O. Just Prioritized $$ Over Human Life [~ 15.3 min.]

    Are Men More Vulnerable To The Coronavirus Threat?[~ 5.5 min.]

    First human-to-human transmission confirmed in US; Italy Blocks China Air Traffic

    Italy Blocks China Air Traffic After 2 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed


    First human-to-human transmission confirmed in US
    8,144 confirmed cases worldwide, 170 fatalities
    South Korea confirms first human-to-human transmission
    China reported largest one-day jump in fatalities on Wednesday with
    Hong Kong warns of surgical mask shortage
    Russia closes border
    6,000 quarantined aboard Italian cruise ship
    Thailand leads with most cases outside China (14)
    Chinese national hospitalized and quarantined in York
    Virus arrives in India, Philippines
    Air France suspends flights to/from mainland
    IMF now monitoring crisis as economic fears grow
    State Department authorizes personnel to evacuate China
    WHO declares global pandemic
    American Airlines pilots union files lawsuit to end travel to China
    First 2 cases confirmed in Italy
    Germany confirms 5th case [more]

    Friday, 31 January 2020
    A state of emergency is declared in Canberra

    A state of emergency has been declared in the ACT ‼️

    [ACT is an acronym for Australian Capital Territory]

    50,000 houses without electricity in Perth, Australia after freak weather sets fire to power poles

    The top of 60 power poles were confirmed to have caught fire following the storm, with around 100 poles damaged. [more]

    Emergency declared after rain and floods in Atacama region, Chile

    The government in Chile has declared an emergency after flooding caused severe damage in Atacama region.

    Flooding has also caused major damage to agriculture in the area. [more]

    Pentagon AGAIN increases casualty numbers from Iranian airstrikes against US base in Iraq, this time to "50, as of today" - UPDATE: Now it's 64!

    This is the FOURTH time the Pentagon has revised its casualty estimate upwards since the airstrikes on January 8th... [more]

    Dissatisfaction with democracy "at record high" - world's largest study

    Academics have analysed what they say is the biggest global dataset on attitudes towards democracy, based on four million people in 3,500 surveys.

    The UK and the United States had particularly high levels of discontent. [more]

    Strong quakes hammer Greece for second day

    According to the organisation, today's biggest earthquake measured in at a magnitude of 5.8 and struck Greece earlier this morning.

    The earthquake, one of six to strike the area from 1.30am today, rocked the Mediterranean sea to the east of Karpathos.

    Inside Skinwalker Ranch, a paranormal hotbed of UFO research

    A crew from the History Channel has been filming a new documentary series that will air this year. [more; trailer!]

  2. [some of the end of the week headlines from Rice Farmer]

    News Links, January 31, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Deutsche Bank posts fourth annual loss in five years after worse-than-expected quarter

    Has the Global Economy Finally Exhausted its Good Luck?

    Blain: "It's Not About Infection Rates Or Mortality: The Economic Damage Is Already Very Real"

    JPMorgan plans to cut hundreds of jobs in consumer unit: Bloomberg

    Report: Millions Of Southwest Airlines Passengers Flew On Planes With Unconfirmed Maintenance Records [oh great]

    American & Chinese Airlines May Never Bounce Back From The Coronavirus Outbreak

    The Spectacular & Public Collapse of Navy Force Planning

    Trump will seek 20% budget boost for nukes, says Inhofe

    Trump Gives Away the Store and Israel Will Now Officially Become an Apartheid State

    Iraq, Syria Oppose Trump's Middle East Peace Plan, Creating Further Tensions Where U.S. Troops Deployed

    Trump's 'Deal of the Century' Won't Bring Peace – That Was the Plan

    Esper says US military not withdrawing from AFRICOM

    Trump Threatens to Veto House Bills Opposing Iran War

    Palestinians mobilise against Trump peace plan

    The Fight For Venezuela's Oil Is Heating Up

    Why the future of the oil industry looks dim

    Russia Warns Market That Its Oil Production Could Drop

    Crop Futures Slump on Fears Virus Will Cut China's Food Demand

    After peak oil we need small family farms. But U.S. farms are getting even bigger

    U.S. farm bankruptcies hit an eight-year high: court data

    Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but scientists are still learning how it harms wildlife

    The Honey Bee's Plea (PDF)

    Heatwave and high winds threaten to rekindle Australian wildfires

    More torrential rain in Brazil raises death toll to 54

    Coronavirus Geometric Progression Suggests 100,000 Infections in a Week

    Half of Wuhan fled before lockdown, raising risk of coronavirus spread

    It Is Easy to Overreact to the Chinese Coronavirus
    [just listen to Hal Turner!]

    France confirms fifth case of infection with coronavirus

    WHO officials say coronavirus spread outside of China is of 'grave concern'

    Reporters Claim To Have Proof China Lying About Virus Death Toll As Total Cases Soar Above 7,100

    The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich [no shit, + lots more]

    Ring doorbell 'gives Facebook and Google user data'

    Norwegian ship MV Osprey catches fire off UAE coast

    How Viral Pandemic Benefits The Globalist Agenda [bullshit, they'll die too]

    Wawa Customers' Payment Data Is Being Offered For Sale Online After Massive Data Breach [i live near their corporate office]

    The Disaster of Utopian Engineering (Chris Hedges)

    Another 43 Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Hubei; 100,000 Chinese 'Under Observation'

    Human-to-Human Spread of Coronavirus Confirmed in Japan

    China halts domestic soccer to contain coronavirus spread

    China coronavirus: Fears of economic contagion grow as cities turn into ghost towns

    Ignore the Headline, Real GDP is Much Worse Than It Looks (actually 0.22%!?)

    Mizzou students required to install location tracking app so college can 'pinpoint' them

    The Liberal Establishment is Already Warning Third Parties Not to Ruin the 2020 Election

    Apartment Rents Plateau As Debt-Laden Millennials Reach The Limits Of What They Can Afford

    DOD Is Punishing Whistleblowers More Often and with Impunity, IG Says

    What Does Lowest Population Growth In US History Mean For Housing?

    Trump border wall between US and Mexico blows over in high winds

    More and more Americans are dying by suicide. What are we missing?

    Hillary Clinton refuses to be served Tulsi Gabbard's defamation lawsuit
    It makes one wonder if Joe Sixpack could also refuse to be sued. -- RF

  3. So here's the plan, Jonny. The ultra wealthy hide out in their luxury bunkers while the rest of us die from this military-grade
    bio-weapon created by China. Yeah, it just, ya know - 'slipped' out of the lab 'n-all...

    The part they don't get is that when they come out, IF they come out, it would be to a totally polluted world where nothing is alive and nothing will grow. Who's going to run the 400+ nuke plants that need round the clock control?

    Meanwhile, the climate will have changed considerably and no one will know when or where to plant whatever seeds they have hoarded.

    On Hal Turner's program (i know, i know) he states that potentially 4 BILLION of us could be dead in a year or two. That's actually feasible mathematically. The exponential function overwhelms, quickly.

    2020 could be the first big step down. If it leads to nuclear war, it could be a HUGE step down. One can easily imagine in a no-longer-functioning world, that the whole of humanity could disappear by 2026, without the effects of climate change! Adding that to it, we could be outta here by 2023!

    [Back to today: my favorite chocolate shop in Havre de Grace MD was run into by a vehicle today (my oldest son who lives close by sent me the news)]

    Car crashes into landmark candy shop in Havre de Grace

    A car crashed into a landmark candy store in Harford County Friday morning.

    It happened in the parking area of Bomboy's Candy in Havre de Grace.

    Somehow a black Kia drove over a curb and collided with a deck connected to the side of the store on Girard Street.

    The driver was evaluated on scene but refused to go to a hospital, according to the Susquhanna Hose Company.

    In a message posted on Facebook after the crash, the store said they remain open and everyone inside was okay, despite damage to the building.

  4. [i may be reporting a first hand update on that story tomorrow]

    Large meteor fireball explodes over Andalusia, Spain - Meteorites possible

    [climate history being made in Australia]
    Temperatures above 40 deg C, (104 deg F) and strong winds are causing the worst bushfire in 20 years south of Australia's capital Canberra: Authorities have declared a state of emergency

    We began January 2020 with an Australian wildfire crisis and we are going to end the month with another one. [more]

    [this is getting really scary, man]
    Coronavirus censorship: Will they shut down the web? What happens when the virus hits third world countries? Leaders and the media are lying (Projected 500,000 contaminated and 114,000 deaths by mid Feb

    At this rate by the 1st of February, 25,000 people will be contaminated with 500 deaths and by the middle of February more than 500,000 will be contaminated and 114,000 deaths.

    Deaths outnumbering the recovered

    When will they shut down the internet? Since The Big Wobble started daily reports of the Coronavirus, it has lost 50% of traffic and people coming to the site are warned of a "WEB-ATTACK!" by their Firewall software.

    [by the way Dutchsinse STILL isn't back up and Washington's Blog completely disappeared]

    When will they shut down the internet altogether?

    “We think we have it very well under control.” (We think they don't have it under control!)

    The virus has now spread to the UK, no shock but, get this, the BBC announced, the last passenger jet arrived in the UK from Wohan 10 days ago, the UK government do not know where the passengers are, in the UK, they have NOT been quarantined!

    [you gotta be fuckin' kiddin' me-he'! i mean NOBODY is quarantining BRITAIN fer cry-sake! Dale jis fly he' from DAY!]

    What are we NOT being told?

    The real problem here is, when-not-if this virus begins spreading in third world countries whos governments just cannot cope, then the shit will really hit the fan, imagine if this virus can bring a country to its knees with the facilities China has, then how will countries like Kenya, Somalia, Iraq, Yemeni, for example, cope? The virus will cut through these unfortunate countries like a hot knife through butter! [more; i don't like this]

    [2nd part below]

    as Chinese couple tested for coronavirus

    [ya gotta keep 'em-air fah 2 weeks!]

    [and finally, the gift that keeps on giving]
    Japan panel: Fukushima water release to sea is best option

    [i didn't see any fish on the panel that decided it was best]

    A Japanese government panel on Friday roughly accepted a draft proposal for releasing into the sea massive amounts of radioactive water now being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. [more]

  5. Warning: Do NOT Read This! NewsGuard 'News Rating Agency' Gives Red 'Fake News' Label

    This Is Wild: Astrophysicists Can See Stars Twisting Space and Time

    A pair of extremely fast stars locked in a shared orbit have let scientists measure naturally occurring frame dragging for the first time.

    Frame dragging is a consequence of general relativity, and studying it could help scientists understand subatomic particle bonds and more.

    This special binary system is so fast that it produces measurable results over a much shorter time. [more]

    Exxon Mobil (XOM) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Lag Estimates

    Exxon Mobil (XOM) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.41 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.44 per share. This compares to earnings of $1.51 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. [more]

    [under Land Subsidence]
    Dramatic pictures show huge chunk of rock lying in the sea after cliff fall in latest incident of coastal erosion

    China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

    Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center of a vast effort to contain a new viral disease.

    Outside the metropolis in central China, the cargo was shifted to local trucks with drivers in masks and protective suits, part of a tightly controlled flow of food and other supplies through checkpoints that have blocked most access to Wuhan since Jan. 23. [more; see if our government will be able to do that for any of us]

    [and in today's WTF Is THAT column]
    Strange Sea Creature Baffles Coney Island Fishing Couple

    Vorobok said she later found out it was a clearnose skate. [more; yeah . . right . ..]

    [7]Thousands of cruise passengers stuck on ship in Italy as Chinese couple tested for coronavirus

    [ya gotta keep 'em-air fah 2 weeks!]

  6. [seems my last comment came apart on me]

    Mexican butterfly activist found dead

    The body of an environmental activist who fought to protect the famed monarch butterfly has been found in a well two weeks after he went missing, officials say.

    Homero Gomez Gonzalez, 50, was reported missing on 14 January amid fears he had been targeted by criminal gangs and illegal loggers in the central Mexican state of Michoacan.

    The cause of death has not yet been determined, however an initial investigation found his body showed no apparent signs of violence. [more]

    [ye see - they hold guns on ye, teh-ye-ta jump inna well 'er get yer head blowed off; most jump]

    U.S. EPA Chief of Staff Is Headed to Top Coal Mining Group

    [guy dun miss too many banquets]

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s chief of staff is leaving the agency to work for the nation’s top coal mining trade group. [more; taut dey-wiz aw shuttin'-don?]

    The US just confirmed its 7th coronavirus case: a man in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

    A deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has spread to 22 other countries.

    The US has confirmed seven cases: two in Illinois, three in California, one in Arizona, and one in Washington.

    The seventh case, a man in the San Francisco Bay Area county that's home to Silicon Valley, was confirmed on Friday.

    A case in Chicago reported Thursday was the first human-to-human transmission in the US. [more; um-not likin'-niss!]

    Trump's expanded travel ban targets Nigeria, five other countries

    U.S. President Donald Trump will issue an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries, U.S. officials said, a move that could affect thousands of people and reignite debate over whether the policy is discriminatory.

    Of the six countries added to the ban, four are African nations, leading to outcry from critics that the administration is bolstering a policy they claim was originally designed to target Muslim-majority nations. [more]

    Exec: Houston oil and gas shipping, equipment co. cut hundreds of jobs in 2019

    Houston-based Kirby Corp. (NYSE: KEX) made deep cuts into its workforce in 2019. But its executives said that, while they don’t think they will need to cut more, there are some circumstances in which they might.

    his team had cut between 550 and 600 employees from the company’s distribution and services segment. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  7. Over 200 People Have Died from Coronavirus as CDC Makes First Federal Quarantine in 50 Years

    The number of deaths from the coronavirus saw the steepest increase yet over the last 24 hours, as Chinese officials announced that there have been 43 more deaths from the mysterious respiratory illness, for a total of 213. There are now almost 9,800 cases of coronavirus worldwide, 2,000 of which were confirmed over the last day in China — a 26 percent increase.

    The sharp increase in coronavirus cases comes as the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency,” after a week of deliberations and a previous decision to hold off on any declarations.

    And on Thursday night, German researchers published a new study that found that the disease can spread from people who have not yet shown symptoms — a worrying new development that led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to place a federal quarantine on a plane of Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan, the disease’s epicenter, on Wednesday. This is the first federal quarantine in over 50 years. [more]

    With coronavirus confirmed in the UK, do masks help ward off infection? And how should they be worn?

    [the virus can get in your EYES to infect you!]

    A mask that blocks droplets carrying the virus from entering the nose or mouth may therefore help, to an extent.

    Surgical masks, worn by doctors during operations, are designed to block liquid droplets that may “splash” into their face, the New Scientist reported.

    They do not, however, fully seal the nose and mouth or generally cover the eyes. [more]

    As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk

    Stalled $1 Billion Gas Pipe Gets Backing From U.S. Regulator

    A controversial $1 billion shale gas pipeline that’s been stalled by a dispute over whether it can seize state-owned land for construction won the backing of the nation’s top energy regulator.

    PennEast had sought the support of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after a court decision prevented it from exercising eminent domain in New Jersey. Its developers -- which include Enbridge Inc. and Southern Co. -- argued the ruling overturned 80 years of industry practice.

    On Thursday, the energy commission voted 2-1 in favor of PennEast’s petition, lending the project support as it prepares to take its case to the nation’s highest court. [more; where it will be rubber-stamped]

    U.S. EPA reaffirms that glyphosate does not cause cancer

    [YOU drink it!]

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it finished a regulatory review that found glyphosate, the most widely used weed killer in the United States, is not a carcinogen.

    Farmers spray glyphosate on fields of soybeans and other crops. Roundup is also used on lawns, golf courses and elsewhere. [more; BULLSHIT!]

    [3rd part follows]

  8. Crews removing capsized ship hope to beat hurricane season

    The salvage team in charge of removing a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast nearly five months ago wants to surround it with a giant mesh screen to contain any loose debris as the vessel gets cut into pieces. [more]

    Two new Airbus planes have experienced engine shutdowns mid-flight after drinks were spilled in the cockpit

    During two recent flights, including a Delta Air Lines flight to Seoul, the engine on Airbus A350-900 shut down unexpectedly after drinks were spilled in the cockpit, according to a report from FlightGlobal. [more; sounds fishy]

    [from our MIGHT Be? What Planet Ah YOU On, Pal? segment]
    Why We Might Be the Last Generation to Prevent Climate Collapse

    'Frost on top of snowfall': Virus piles pressure on China's industrial machine

    - The coronavirus is threatening to disrupt large parts of China's manufacturing machine and its global supply chains as the spread of infection and strict public health measures force companies and workers to remain idle. [more]

    Lawsuit: EPA has dragged feet on oil spill dispersant rules

    [Environmental POLLUTION Agency]

    Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana are asking a federal court to make the Environmental Protection Agency set new rules for use of oil spill dispersants, citing worries about the chemicals' health and environmental effects.

    Chart shows 2,000 years of global temperatures [~ 7.5 min. video]

    [yeah, notice it ain't gettin' any COLDER]

    U.S. Rig Count Drops As Oil Price Slide Accelerates

    After another week of faltering oil prices as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spook the market, Baker Hughes reported that the number of oil and gas rigs in the US decreased this week, to 790—a decrease of 4 rigs. The total oil and gas rig count is now 265 down from this time last year.

    The number of oil rigs decreased for the week, by 1 rigs, according to Baker Hughes data, bringing the total to 675—a 172-rig loss year over year.

    The total number of active gas rigs in the United States fell by 3 according to the report, to 112. This compares to 198 a year ago. [more]

    The West Virginia Town Where Everyone's Dying and the Land Is Toxic

    [we-don-nee-no steeen-keeen virus mine!]

    [more News You Won't See On SOTT]
    New global temperature record is 'likely' within the next five years, report says

    The heat goes on.

    The world will set a new temperature record within the next five years, scientists from the United Kingdom's Met Office said Thursday. [more]

    There’s An Arugula Shortage And Yup It’s Related To Climate Change

    [there will be more of these announcements]

  9. People Report Mysterious Sounds Like Child Crying in Pittsburgh But Police Officers Are Still Scratching Their Heads

    There is something weird going on in the South Side of Pittsburgh, with several women reporting hearing something that sounds like a baby crying. [more]