Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-03


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

2020-02-03 - Unknown rotten egg odor reported at 10:44 PM in Albrighton (Britain):

Quote: "At 22:44 on Monday, 3 February, 2020, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting an incident classified as Smell Of Gas in Albrighton. 1 fire appliance was mobilised from Telford Central. Crews investigated a smell of fumes using gas detector monitor. No gas detected."

2020-02-03 - Arctic permafrost thaw plays greater role in climate change than previously estimated due to abrupt thawing:

Quote: "This abrupt thawing is 'fast and dramatic, affecting landscapes in unprecedented ways,' said Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU Boulder and lead author of the study published today in Nature Geoscience. 'Forests can become lakes in the course of a month, landslides occur with no warning, and invisible methane seep holes can swallow snowmobiles whole.'"

2020-02-03 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane lands safely in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "A United Airlines aircraft landed safely in Austin after smoke was reported in the cockpit on Monday morning, officials confirmed."

Note: This is the 11th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2020-02-03 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Largo (Florida), 15,000 homes go dark:

2020-02-03 - Oil rig generator erupts in flame near Platteville (Colorado):

2020-02-03 - Fires set stage for irreversible forest losses in Australia:

2020-02-03 - Coronavirus death toll reaches 425 in China, total number of cases hits 20,438:

Quote: "The death toll in mainland China from the new type of virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday."

2020-02-03 - China arrested doctors who warned about coronavirus outbreak, and now the death toll is rising and stocks are plunging:

2020-02-03 - Giant flocks of crows and huge mosquitoes invade skies and cities around coronavirus ground zero zone in China:

2020-02-03 - Climate models are running red hot, scientists don’t know why:

Quote: "There are dozens of climate models, and for decades they’ve agreed on what it would take to heat the planet by about 3° Celsius. It’s an outcome that would be disastrous—flooded cities, agricultural failures, deadly heat—but there’s been a grim steadiness in the consensus among these complicated climate simulations. Then last year, unnoticed in plain view, some of the models started running very hot. The scientists who hone these systems used the same assumptions about greenhouse-gas emissions as before and came back with far worse outcomes. Some produced projections in excess of 5°C, a nightmare scenario."

2020-02-03 - Empty nets and tropical fish in Tasmania as climate change hits Southern Ocean:

2020-02-03 - Boat bursts into flame on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Seend (Britain):

Note: This is the 250th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A27 in Hollingbury (Britain):

Note: This is the 43rd bus to burn in 2019...

2020-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-39/90 just north of DeForest (Wisconsin):

2020-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Lebanon (Indiana):

Note: These are the 165th and 166th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-03 - Van bursts into flame on the A1307 near Alconbury (Britain):

2020-02-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:03 AM while parked on North Pleasant Valley Avenue in Riverside (Ohio):

2020-02-03 - Several cars destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked at used car dealership in coastal Annapolis (Maryland):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked at bank in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on US 378 near Lexington (South Carolina):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near Quantico (Virginia):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 near St. Meinrad (Indiana):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A199 in East Lothian (Scotland):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Middlewich (Britain):

2020-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Thames Road in Grantham (Britain):

2020-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-287 in Edison (New Jersey):

2020-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-35 in Hillsboro (Texas):

2020-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-81 in Wythe County (Texas):

2020-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-25 near Algodones (New Mexico):

2020-02-03 - Moped bursts into flame on Hubert Day Close in Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 3 February, 3.18pm Moped on fire, Hubert Day Close, Beaconsfield. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2020-02-03 - Moped bursts into flame in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

Quote: "Cleethorpes. Mon 3 Feb 2020 16:30 (No: 002341) Moped on fire. Hose reel."

2020-02-03 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on Route 303 in Windham (Ohio), nobody there:

2020-02-03 - Three racing cars and six other vehicles destroyed by fire while parked in building in Joliet (Illinois):

Quote: "A total of nine vehicles, including three racing cars, were destroyed in Monday night's fire at the storage facility of John Lawson, owner of John Lawson's Auto Rebuilders, Joliet Fire Chief Greg Blaskey told Joliet Patch on Tuesday morning."

2020-02-03 - Car and two RV trailers destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM while parked at RV park in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "The car and both trailers were destroyed, but thankfully no other injuries were reported."

2020-02-03 - Truck repair shop destroyed by fire at 6:45 AM near West Electric Avenue and West Burnham Street in West Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2020-02-03 - Convenience store and apartment destroyed by fire on Sconicut Neck Road in coastal Fairhaven (Massachusetts), 1500 feet from the ocean, 2 injured:

2020-02-03 - Home damaged by fire before 6 AM in coastal Miami (Florida), 2 dogs killed:

2020-02-03 - Home damaged by fire before 1 AM on Garbett Street in McKeesport (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-03 - Home damaged by fire at 3:52 AM on East Hardy Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2020-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Clinton Place in Hackensack (New Jersey), 4 cats feared dead:

2020-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Fountain View Drive along Swift Creek Reservoir in Midlothian (Virginia), nobody there:

Quote: "Officials at the scene told 8News the homeowner was out on his boat and as he was returning, saw flames visible from the back of the house."

2020-02-03 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 2 AM on Lake Drive in DeBary (Florida), 1 injured:

2020-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire just before 3 AM on Mulberry Street in Chico (California):

2020-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire on Wadesville Road in Wood County (West Virginia):

2020-02-03 - Historic mansion destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Ottawa Street in Pontiac (Michigan):

2020-02-03 - Duplex destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Sherman Street in Portland (Oregon), nobody there:

2020-02-03 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Colby Court in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2020-02-03 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Clydesbank Drive in Harvey (Louisiana):

2020-02-03 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Jordan Road on coastal Merritt Island (Florida):

2020-02-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Sea Cliff Apartments in coastal Daphne (Alabama), 720 feet from the ocean, 2 dogs killed:

2020-02-03 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building shortly after midnight in Aurora (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-02-03 - Vacant office building burns in Youngstown (Ohio):

2020-02-03 - Hundreds of fish and some crabs wash ashore dead on beach at coastal Pasir Ris Park (Singapore):

Quote: "National Parks Board (NParks) officers are looking into the cause of hundreds of fish deaths along a stretch of beach in Pasir Ris. The silver-coloured fish, as well as several crabs, were spotted washed up at Pasir Ris Park on Monday morning (Feb 3)."

2020-02-03 - Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light:

2020-02-03 - Couple, 27 and 29, found dead near Cougar Crest Trail in the Fawnskin area near Big Bear Lake (California):

2020-02-03 - Passenger has 'medical event' and dies on passenger plane en route to coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A passenger has died on a flight from China that landed at Auckland International Airport on Monday afternoon. The person was on board China Southern flight CZ305 from [coastal] Guangzhou. 'Unfortunately the passenger had passed away before arrival to Auckland Airport,' an airport spokesperson said."

Quote: "'The death is believed to have been due to a medical event.' The spokesperson said the death was not believed to have been related to coronavirus."

2020-02-03 - College student, man, 22, found dead in university apartment in Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-03 - Man, 72, dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Waikiki (Hawaii):

Quote: "An elderly man passed away Monday evening after an apparent drowning in waters off Waikiki. Monday, 72-year-old Cecil Hickman of Utah was found floating face down in the ocean fronting the Royal Hawaiian."

2020-02-03 - Woman found dead in submerged pickup truck in the Little Kanawha River in Wood County (West Virginia):

2020-02-03 - Woman, 28, found dead in Emerald Lake in Jefferson County near Pinson (Alabama):

2020-02-03 - Man, 45, found dead in a field near Sand Creek in Seymour (Indiana):

2020-02-03 - Man found dead in marshy area near Sugar Valley (Georgia):

2020-02-03 - Person found dead in the Guadalupe River in coastal San Jose (California):

2020-02-03 - Woman, 64, found dead in ditch in Sodus (New York):

2020-02-03 - Man, 52, has 'medical emergency' at jail and dies in Boone County (Missouri):

2020-02-03 - Person found dead along Silverhope Creek in Hope (Canada):

2020-02-03 - Person found dead in the water at beach in coastal Yarmouth (Canada):

2020-02-03 - Man found dead in warehouse in Hamilton (Canada):

2020-02-03 - Passenger drops dead on cruise ship 'Ovation of the Seas' off the coast of New Zealand:

Quote: "There had been speculation on social media that the passenger had flu-like symptoms and the death could be linked to the deadly coronavirus. But Royal Caribbean has ruled this out, saying it was from natural causes and unrelated to the global outbreak."

2020-02-03 - Man, 35, former jockey, drops dead at home in Naunton (Britain):

2020-02-03 - Man found dead in canal in Wigan (Britain):

2020-02-03 - Passenger, woman, 63, loses consciousness on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Larnaca on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Quote: "Citing sources philenews said that a passenger had fainted. The crew treated it as a serious medical incident and opted to make an unscheduled landing."

2020-02-03 - Man, 61, has 'medical incident', SUV crashes into building, in Lincoln (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "Lincoln police say a crash Monday afternoon that had an SUV smashing into Purdue University Global at K Street and Antelope Valley Parkway was the result of a medical incident."

2020-02-03 - Driver goes into cardiac arrest and crashes car on I-10 near Loxley (Alabama), 1 injured:

Quote: "Loxley PD tells FOX10 News a single-vehicle wreck happened after the driver went into cardiac arrest and lost control of his vehicle."

2020-02-03 - Tractor trailer crashes on the Bay Bridge near coastal Treasure Island (California):

2020-02-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-02-03 - SUV veers off road and overturns in Des Plaines (Illinois), 1 injured:

Quote: "Though she had no memory of what happened prior to the accident, police determined there was no intoxication involved in the accident."

2020-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-95 in Attleboro (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "The woman may have suffered from a medical problem prior to the accident, fire Capt. Charles Moore said. She was found unconscious and in her seat belt inside the car."

2020-02-03 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, in Burke County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2020-02-03 - Man curses and mutters incoherently then pulls a gun and shoots people on Greyhound bus near Lebec (California), 1 killed, 5 injured:

Quote: "A man cursing and muttering incoherently opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus in Southern California early Monday, killing one person and wounding five others in a seemingly random attack before passengers disarmed him, authorities and a witness said."

2020-02-03 - Naked man says he's Jesus, tries to bum a ride, in Johannesburg (South Africa):

2020-02-03 - Dog attacks and injures 10-year-old girl in Pickensville (Alabama):

2020-02-03 - Overpass begins crumbling in Topeka (Kansas):

2020-02-03 - Police officer has 'medical emergency' during burglary call in coastal Sayville (New York):

Quote: "A responding officer suffered a 'medical emergency,' unrelated to the call, while at the home, according to a police spokeswoman."

2020-02-03 - Volcano erupts on coastal Kuchinoerabu Island (Japan):

2020-02-03 - Destructive wind and dust storm hits Chubut Province (Argentina):

2020-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding continue to hit Kenya, 5+ killed, hundreds displaced:

2020-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Eastern Cape (South Africa):

2020-02-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Fiordland (New Zealand), 2 feet of rain in 24 hours:

2020-02-03 - First major snowstorm of the year set to sweep across parts of the US:

2020-02-03 - Asteroid 2020 CW flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD, 8th closest on record:

2020-02-03 - NASA detects 5 airburst-causing asteroids approaching Earth:

2020-02-03 - Honey reduces risk of heart disease:


  1. Good morning Jonny and everyone reading JJFH today.

    There's no question about this year being a bad one, we're wondering HOW BAD will it get?

    [we're talking PLANETARY CLUSTERFUCK at this point]

    The coronavirus is still spreading and killing people; huge flocks of birds are being culled in China, and their pig population is still being affected by swine flu [which is also spreading - see below]. The fact that their economy is taking a big hit practically guarantees that the rest of the world will feel some of the pain as parts become hard to get, shipping slows, and travel bans go into effect.

    Southern California could see elevated wildfire danger in April & May

    The Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center has issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for February through May. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit.

    If NIFC’s analysis is correct the only area with above average potential for wildfires during February and March will be Hawaii. However the southern coastal area of California is expected to see above average wildfire potential in April and May. [more]

    Wednesday, 5 February 2020
    More Crazy Crazy Crazy Weather: Denver's 74 deg F, warmest in almost 100 years drops to below freezing and 5 inches of snow in 24 hrs mirroring what happened in Tasmania in Australia on Friday

    Weather Madness! Insane temperatures as many parts of Europe enjoy summer heat during mid-winter: Records broken in Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland

    Many parts of Europe have been enjoying summer temps in mid-winter in the last week with Puerto De La Cruz topping the list with a mighty, 30 deg C, (86 deg F) and Valencia hitting 29.4 deg C, (85 deg F) almost double the average temperatures for the time of the year, smashing the old record of 27 deg C, (80 deg F). [more; this messes up plant life big time]

    Coronavirus: Day 37: Where is Xi Jinping? Not seen in public in 8 days: ‘We’d rather die at home than go to quarantine’: “Nature punishing the uncivilized habits and customs of humans.” Scientist.

    Floods destroy 1 746 homes, claiming 21 lives and leaving more than 15 000 homeless in southeastern Tanzania

    Flooding in southeastern Tanzania's Lindi region has killed 21 people, totally destroyed 1 746 homes and left more than 15 000 homeless, as of Monday, February 3, 2020. Five people remain missing. [more]

    [Jonny posted about this above]
    Permafrost collapse is speeding climate change: study

    Permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia is abruptly crumbling in ways that could release large stores of greenhouse gases more quickly than anticipated, researchers have warned. [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. Photos of 'king tides' globally show risks of climate change

    Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels will mean for coastal communities around the world. [more]

    [from the Grateful Dead's Bertha: You got to MOOOOVE, really have to mo-oo-oove!]

    14 states on alert as major storm blows across US
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/14-states-alert-major-storm-215129915.html [40 sec. weather feature]

    The storm, which dropped heavy snow in the Rocky Mountain states, is expected to reach the Northeast by midweek. [more]

    African swine fever kills hundreds of pigs in Bali

    Hundreds of pigs have died from African swine fever in Bali, authorities said Wednesday, marking the Indonesian holiday island's first recorded outbreak and after the virus claimed some 30,000 hogs in Sumatra.

    Ida Bagus Wisnuardhana, Bali's agriculture and food security agency chief, said nearly 900 pigs succumbed to swine fever since mid-December. [more]

    [joke headline of the decade]
    How to Emotionally Survive Climate Change

    [just come to grips with the fact that you're going to die sooner than you thought]

    An emerging cohort of therapists and artists are developing novel ways to help people process the anxiety and helplessness triggered by “climate grief.” [more; drugs, madness, suicide]

    World has 'window of opportunity' to halt virus spread: WHO chief

    The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a "window of opportunity" to halt transmission, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. [more]

    [is that the same window we ignored for climate change?]

    Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific asks all staff to take unpaid leave

    [great - for how long, and how do i pay my bills?]

    Hong Kong's flagship carrier Cathay Pacific is asking its entire workforce to take up to ['up to?' you mean AT LEAST!] of unpaid leave, its CEO announced Wednesday, as the airline faces a crisis in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.
    [more; what if it gets extended as the crisis gets worse?]

    [like THIS]
    More Chinese cities shut down as virus death toll rises

    Fearful cities in China are turning people into coronavirus refugees in their own country

    “They wouldn’t let us go through, and you will not let us enter. What are we supposed to do? Live on this bridge?” [more]

    [3rd part next]

  3. [i screwed up again; the following should be included in a previous article above]

    Millions more people have been ordered to stay indoors as China battles to curb the spread of a new virus that authorities said Wednesday has already killed nearly 500 people.

    With more than 24,000 cases in China, a growing number of cities have been imposing a range of restrictions in recent days far from central Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, as authorities struggle to contain the virus.

    Global concerns have risen as cases continue to spread abroad, with 10 people testing positive for the virus on a ship quarantined off the coast of Japan.

    Italy announced that passengers from every international flight would be scanned for fevers. [inadequate test!]

    Vietnam, which has detected 10 cases, joined a growing list of countries banning arrivals from China, and it was setting up field hospitals with thousands of beds to handle a potential spike in coronavirus patients in the country.

    And Hong Kong, which reported its first coronavirus death this week, said anyone arriving from the mainland will face a mandatory two-week quarantine from Saturday. [more; not enough time in quarantine!

    WHO calls for improved data-sharing on virus, says sending team to China

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday he had written to all health ministers urging them immediately to improve data-sharing on coronavirus and said he would send a team of international experts to work with Chinese counterparts.

    So far 22 nations have officially reported trade or travel-related measures linked to the coronavirus, which WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said should be "short in duration, proportionate" and reviewed regularly.

    Chen Xu, China's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, told the WHO Executive Board that some restrictions went against the U.N. agency's advice, and he told countries "not to over-react". [more; bullshit - you BETTER over-react! This guy clearly doesn't understand what we're up against.]

    The Wuhan coronavirus is now found on doorknobs, another reason that washing your hands is better than wearing a mask

    Experts stress that basic public health measures like washing your hands and staying away from sick people are still the best ways to stay healthy.

    Masks are really only useful when you put them on the people who are already sick. [more]

    Macy's is closing nearly 30 stores in 19 states. Is your location on the list?

    A week into 2020, the retail apocalypse rages on. [more]

    [4th (probably last) part next]

  4. A majority of Americans view the coronavirus as ‘a real threat,’ but most think the U.S. government is ‘doing enough’

    [that attitude will change in a month or two]

    Trump Targets Migratory Birds (Why Is He Doing that?)

    The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation on protecting migratory birds that is a drastic pullback from policies in force for the past 100 years. The draft rule is open for public comment through March 19. [more]

    The Supreme Court May No Longer Have the Legitimacy to Resolve a Disputed Election

    [or anything else for that matter]

    Back in 2000, it was the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore that put an end to a month-long post-election battle between the Democrat Al Gore and the Republican George W. Bush over who would be awarded the state of Florida’s Electoral College votes and, in turn, the presidency. This time, were the outcome of the 2020 election to fall to the Court, the situation could be far messier, and at stake would be the legitimacy of both the Court and the entire American electoral process. [more; we may not even have an election!]

    No takers for Indonesia's 'pluck a tyre off the croc' contest

    [oh COME ON! Televise it!]

    Indonesia has called off a contest offering a cash reward to anyone brave enough to remove a motorbike tyre stuck around the neck of a giant crocodile.

    Authorities in Palu, capital of Central Sulawesi, said no would-be crocodile wrangler stepped forward to take up the challenge of removing the unwanted necklace from the 13-foot (4-metre) reptile. [more; cheesiz-kroyst! fuggedabotit!]

    Damage reported after 5.0 quake strikes near Puerto Rico

    A magnitude 5.0 aftershock rattled southern Puerto Rico on Tuesday, causing some cracks but no reported injuries in a region that has been shaken by continuing quakes for more than a month. [more]

    [some PA news]
    All-clear after fire, hazmat incident at Coopers Creek chemical plant in Montgomery County
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/clear-fire-hazmat-incident-coopers-123714202.html [~ 30 sec. news spot]

    Tap water treated with chlorine produces toxic carcinogens, study finds

    [like SWIMMING POOLS!]

    A new study from Johns Hopkins raises newfound concerns about the most common water treatment found in American tap water.

    Researchers identified new toxic and carcinogenic byproducts that are produced when chlorine is added to regular drinking water. Their findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences & Technology.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests 4 milligrams of chlorine per liter of drinking water as a safe level. [more]

  5. [some mid-week headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, February 5, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    'Uninsurable and Unhedgeable': Central Banks Warn of Financial Crisis from Climate Change
    A future climate disaster [we're already there!], or "green swan" event, could bring down the global financial system, according to a new report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international financial organization that serves as a bank for central banks around the world.

    Coronavirus is going to 'paralyze China' — El-Erian warns against buying dips

    Projecting "Wave 2" and "Wave 3" of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Russia GDP Growth Almost Halves in 2019

    China may cut 2020 growth forecast amid coronavirus fallout: report

    Eurozone GDP - That Recession Might Be Arriving

    India: GDP growing at a slower pace – Standard Chartered

    Estimates of global GDP hit from coronavirus disruption

    Burdened by sanctions, North Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines

    Mitsui CFO: China virus outbreak may slow manufacturing activities of autos and others

    "Made in China" Economic Hit Coming Right Up

    1919 vs. 2019...Last Time US Under 65 Year-Old Population Declined Was A Global Pandemic...And Now?

    Macy's to close 125 stores, cut 2,000 corporate jobs, in hunt for growth

    L.L.Bean cuts 200 jobs, plans to close Lewiston call center in 2021

    Airlines scramble to enforce new coronavirus travel restrictions in 'imperfect system'

    Take a Whiff of Failure: More Heroin, Attacks, and Hunger in Afghanistan [we're there to help . . ourselves to resources]

    Trump's new nuclear weapon has been deployed
    Great news: This will lower the bar for the use of nuclear weapons. -- RF

    Morocco border clampdown thwarts Europe-bound migrants

    Coronavirus May Cripple Fuel Demand In All Of Asia

    Asia's Top Refiner Slashes Production As Virus Wrecks Demand

    ConocoPhillips Increases Share Buyback By $10B While Profit Slumps

    'Safe' biodiverse regions now vulnerable to climate change

    Taiwan reports 56 swine flu deaths amidst coronavirus outbreak

    Russia Experiences Hottest January in Recorded History
    Adios to the famed "Russian winter"? -- RF

    [2nd part below]

  6. Soaring HIV drug costs jeopardize end to epidemic, experts say

    Toxic 'Black Goo' Base Used by US Had Enriched Uranium. More Veterans Report Cancer

    For lastest info, visit WuFlu.live

    Brace for Impact: Global Pandemic Already Baked In

    Coronavirus will likely become a pandemic, warns ex-FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb

    Vietnam confirms three new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to eight

    36 evacuated from China to France show virus symptoms: minister

    Hong Kong Confirms 2nd Non-Mainland China Coronavirus Death As Hospital Workers Strike, Over 200,000 'Under Observation'

    Researchers say the coronavirus may be more contagious than current data shows [there you go . . ]

    'Striking' coronavirus mutations found within one family cluster, Chinese scientists say

    Macau To Close Casinos For Two Weeks Over Virus

    Vietnam to quarantine 950 people returning from China at military camps

    Repatriated Belgian tests positive for coronavirus

    Malaysia confirms first citizen infected with virus, total cases now 10

    A murderous system is being created before our very eyes
    For the first time, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, speaks in detail about the explosive findings of his investigation into the case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

    The Real John Bolton

    History Proves North Korea Is Deviously Rational—Not Crazy

    Japan assures diplomats tainted Fukushima water is safe [lies]

    Can Bernie and Tulsi Survive Hillary's 'Urge' to Save the DNC?

    Bernie calls for federal takeover of electricity production
    [either way it will be bad for normal people]

    The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump: Billionaires Are Soaring, Poor Kids Are Losing More

    Land O'Lakes CEO: Rural America is the new inner city

    Is the Draft Coming Back? (Ron Paul)

    US Factory Orders Continue Year-Over-Year Decline

  7. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many experts question the veracity of China's statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Tencent over the weekend seems to have inadvertently released what is potentially the actual number of infections and deaths, which were astronomically higher than official figures.

    On late Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Tencent, on its webpage titled "Epidemic Situation Tracker", showed confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at 154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.

    The number of cured cases was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300. Most ominously, the death toll listed was 24,589, vastly higher than the 300 officially listed that day.


  8. Yeah, they're really working hard to downplay the stats. That means the stats are REALLY bad. I lean toward believing those higher numbers. Stats like those would merit massive government intervention, closing of cities, takeover of data, deploying of harassment drones, all the things we are seeing. Stats like those higher numbers are MUCH worse than SARS and significantly worse than even the 1918 Spanish flu.

    1. Yep. And this is a weaponized virus so it is designed to kill very efficiently. I still think Asians generally and Chinese specifically are in the most danger now, but this virus could mutate and adapt to killing all the races equally. It may become "woke" in other words.

  9. You have to consider the possibility that it IS targeted at Asians, maybe specifically Chinese AND that it was released by the Chinese government AND that it was released purposely. Why would they do that? Well, we are heading toward the starvation phase of planetary extinction. Starving people are very hard to control, even for an authoritarian government like China's. 1.4 billion starving people - that's a recipe for unimaginable horror, horror that would make the results of a doomsday virus look wonderful in comparison. Subtract a few hundred million people from that 1.4 billion people and the entire human race generally would last longer, and the Chinese government in particular would last longer too.

  10. i hear that. Problem is, as Mike notes, it ain't gonna be easy to stop and it's still mutating as Dr. Boyle pointed out.

    So let's consider that the big players are already bunkered up an' their government will declare Marshall Law and Mandated Vaccination for the masses, who will be coerced and coddled into thinking it's GOOD for you - then OUR population falls precipitously too, just before the record low crop yield this year! It's possible.

    Nobody has seen the Chinese leader in over a week.

    Here's some music to help you enjoy the moments we still have:

    Return To Forever: Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola, Lenny White - 43 Jazzaldia Festival [1:20:23]

    Junior Brown - Live
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxOiBwtccP0 [20:24]

    1. All good music you shared. Last week I came across this group of Russians who cover Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, and some Blood Sweat and Tears. They are simply incredible! On some numbers I think they're even better than the original...




  11. The DOW is now above 29,000 today. As in well above it. I believe this is a new record. I'm beginning to think that the NYSE is already AI and it just cannot be killed. After all humans die the DOW will just keep setting records after temporary declines. It'll probably even figure out a way to keep going without electric power.

    Anyway, so much for pandemic feared stock market decline. Not happening.

  12. NBL on PRI
    http://naturebatslast.podbean.com/ [~ 53 min.]

    Kevin and Guy were joined by renowned biologist Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University. We discussed recent developments in the ongoing Mass Extinction Event, including co-extinctions and the potential reduction of the aerosol masking effect as the worldwide insurance industry teeters on the brink.

    Soaring Winter Temps
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0xI5i9JtKs [~ 19 min.]

    The ABRUPT Climate Change Bus has left the Station: Incredibly Warm Winter in Europe: Part 1 of 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDN7atyZ-r4 [15 min.]

    Our Abrupt Climate Disruption Bus has left the Station: Crazy Winter Heat across Europe: Part 2 of 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzo3F6YOZnM [15 min.]

    Thanks for the links, Mike!

  13. China coronavirus outbreak epicenter reports 70 more deaths as WHO says ‘no effective therapeutics’ yet

    The lethal coronavirus sweeping China and beyond has claimed 70 more lives in Hubei province, the epicenter of the illness, bringing the fatality count to 564 as the total number of confirmed cases nears 28,000 worldwide. [more]

    One dead, at least 157 injured after passenger jet veered off runway in Istanbul – new official figures

    One person is dead and over 150 people have been hospitalized after the Pegasus Airlines jet overshot the runway in a dramatic landing accident, Turkey’s health ministry said. The packed passenger jet split into three pieces.
    The hair-raising accident occurred on Monday, when the plane veered off the airport’s runway after landing. The aircraft – containing 171 passengers and six crew members – was badly damaged, with the cockpit detaching completely from the rest of the structure and overturning. [more]