Thursday, February 6, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-05

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

2020-02-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, tractor (backhoe) and rows of junk vehicles burn, in Otay Mesa (California):

Quote: "A fire erupted Wednesday afternoon at an auto wrecking yard near the airport in Otay Mesa, engulfing rows of junked vehicles and sending thick black smoke billowing over the South Bay."

Quote: "Workers told FOX 5 a backhoe caught fire and the flames quickly spread, burning junked vehicles and machinery."

Note: This is the 173rd tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-05 - Metal recycling center rocked by explosion in Fort Worth (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-02-05 - Around 30 cars destroyed by fire while parked at depot in Taman Connaught area in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2020-02-05 - Coronavirus deaths rise to 563, two cruise ships quarantined:

Quote: "Health officials in Asia have quarantined two ship cruisers with some 5,400 people on board. The ships in Japan and Hong Kong are caught up in a global health emergency that seems to worsen by the day."

2020-02-05 - Tencent may have accidentally leaked real data on coronavirus deaths:

Quote: "On late Saturday evening (Feb. 1), the Tencent webpage showed confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus 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."

Quote: "There have also been reports from crematorium workers in Wuhan - the epicentre of the virus - that they are being sent corpses not added to the official tally. Meanwhile hospital staff have leaked videos purporting to show dead bodies across ward corridors in Wuhan."

Quote: "According to Mr. Yun, his facility needs 'at least 100 body bags' every single day. If every other cremation center in the city is handling a similar workload, that would strongly indicate that the true death toll is far, far larger than the official numbers we are being given."

Note: 24,589 deaths out of 154,023 confirmed cases is a 15.96% death rate, far higher than the highest estimate (10%) for the deadly 1918 Spanish flu. Even if you count the suspected cases, the death rate is still 10.5%. And if that ONE crematorium in that ONE city is burning 100 corpses per day then the 'official figures' can't possibly be correct. If those higher numbers are the real stats then it is no wonder that they're hiding reality with a second sanitized less panic-evoking set of stats. If those higher numbers are correct then what they're hiding is the fact that this is a veritable doomsday virus. That would spook the herd. Better a dead herd than a spooked herd!

2020-02-05 - A majority of Americans view the coronavirus as ‘a real threat,’ but most think the US government is ‘doing enough’:

2020-02-05 - Many parts of Europe enjoy summer heat during mid-winter with heat records broken in Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland:

2020-02-05 - Denver hits 74F then temp drops below freezing within 24 hours:

2020-02-05 - ‘Uninsurable and Unhedgeable’, central banks warn of financial crisis from climate change:

2020-02-05 - Photos of 'king tides' globally show risks of climate change:

2020-02-05 - Food recycling center heavily damaged by massive fire near Milverton (Canada):

2020-02-05 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in Ibadan (Nigeria):

2020-02-05 - Tugboat 'Yorksyme' bursts into flame while anchored off coastal Auckland (New Zealand), nobody aboard:

Note: This is the 251st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near Haji Omaran (Iraq):

Note: This is the 48th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-02-05 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-24 in Lookout Valley (Tennessee):

Quote: "Video from car carrier truck fire on I-24E. Cause undetermined. Flames spread to both layers of cars, mostly towards the back of the trailer."

Note: This is the 4th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-02-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near South Bay Boulevard and Nipomo Avenue in Los Osos (California):

2020-02-05 - Tractor, pickup truck, 12 trailers and barn destroyed by fire at Nachusa Grasslands (Illinois):

Quote: "The Morton pole storage barn stored plenty of the Grasslands’ mobile apparatus: six water trailer sprayers, six utility trailers, a tractor and a pickup truck are a total loss, said Gelasia Croom, spokeswoman for the Nature Conservancy, which owns the 3,600-acre prairie and wooded area."

2020-02-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:45 AM on Highway 401 in Scarborough (Canada):

2020-02-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A31 near Kanfen (France):

Note: These are the 174th, 175th, 176th, 177th, 178th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-05 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on road near coastal Miri (Malaysia):

2020-02-05 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Halfway Boulevard in Halfway (Maryland):

2020-02-05 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on street in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2020-02-05 - UPS truck bursts into flame on Gratigny Parkway in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

2020-02-05 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at store in Salinas (California):

2020-02-05 - Plow truck pickup bursts into flame on Walker Road in Windsor (Canada):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on street in Bethel Township (Ohio), separate crash too:

Quote: "A Clark County firefighter was not injured after her car caught on fire on her way to work Wednesday morning. Bethel Twp. Firefighter and EMT Chelsea Brooks, was driving to the Bethel Twp. Fire Department on Wednesday morning to respond to a car crash when her car caught on fire."

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-20 in Van Zandt County (Texas):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame at grocery store in Livingston (New Jersey):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on the New Jersey Turnpike near Bridgewater (New Jersey):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on street in Cwmbran (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A140 near Diss (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A134 in Ingham, near Bury St Edmunds (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on Ordulf Road in Tavistock (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on Colin Campbell Court in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame at 1:35 AM on Victoria Park (street) in Newport (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame at 11:57 PM on Beechwood Avenue in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Beechwood Avenue, Grimsby. Wed 5 Feb 2020 23:57 (No: 002703) Fire involving one vehicle, crews extinguished using one hose reel."

2020-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on street in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 5 February, 2.46pm Small fire in the engine of a car, Grafton Gate, H5 to H6, Central Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2020-02-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked on West Fremont Street in Pocatello (Idaho):

2020-02-05 - Three vehicles and four homes go up in flames at 3:25 AM on Mercer Street in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey(L

Quote: "Three vehicles had also caught fire outside the building."

Quote: "It’s unclear whether the flames started inside the first house or the cars outside."

2020-02-05 - Auto parts business destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Chowchilla (California):

2020-02-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in Lowell Township (Michigan), near the Grand River, 4 horses killed:

2020-02-05 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM on Toomes Avenue in Corning (California), 2 pigs killed:

2020-02-05 - Amazon warehouse damaged by fire on Bay Lake Trail in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:

2020-02-05 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Beecher Street in coastal Baytown (Texas), 3 dogs killed:

2020-02-05 - Home damaged by fire on Smith Street in Raceland (Kentucky):

2020-02-05 - Home damaged by garage fire on Northwest 67th Street in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-02-05 - Home damaged by garage fire just after 2 AM on Lincoln Way West in South Bend (Indiana), nobody there:

2020-02-05 - Home damaged by fire on North 51st Street in Lincoln (Nebraska), nobody there:

2020-02-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Water Street in the Indian Orchard area in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-02-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:25 AM on Park Avenue in Pomona (California), 6 dogs killed:

2020-02-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Oleander Street in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), 3 injured:

2020-02-05 - Duplex destroyed by basement fire on East 7th Street in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2020-02-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on 22nd Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2020-02-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Saddle Creek Apartments in Carrollton (Texas), dog killed:

2020-02-05 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire in coastal St Michaels (Maryland), 500 feet from the ocean, nobody there:

2020-02-05 - Deadly fire burns home on Dawes Avenue in Grand Rapids (Michigan), 4 killed:

2020-02-05 - Deadly fire burns condo building on Manville Street in Waterbury (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2020-02-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Big Spring (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-02-05 - Vacant home burns at 2:40 AM on 13th Street in Des Moines (Iowa):

2020-02-05 - Vacant home burns on Walnut Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-02-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on West Loudon Avenue in Lexington (Kentucky):

2020-02-05 - Three deepwater Gray's beaked whales wash ashore and die on coastal Whangaparapara Beach (New Zealand):

2020-02-05 - Seven dolphins found dead on beach in Valencia (Spain):

2020-02-05 - Hundreds of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles wash up dead on beach in Odisha (India):

2020-02-05 - At least 25 turtles found dead in Barra Velha (Brazil):

2020-02-05 - Tons of fish die in rivers in Aruana (Brazil):

2020-02-05 - Thousands of fish wash up dead in lagoon in San Antonio (Argentina):

2020-02-05 - Climate change wiping out bumblebees:

Quote: "Winters are getting warmer, the oceans are rising, and now, bumblebees are dying, according to a new study that found that climate change is causing one of the world's most efficient pollinators to be on the brink of mass extinction."

2020-02-05 - African swine fever kills hundreds of pigs in Bali:

2020-02-05 - Man in his 50s and woman in her 80s found dead at home on Vulcans Lane in coastal Workington (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Person found dead in car at airport in Tallahassee (Florida):

2020-02-05 - Man found dead in pond near home on Hall Creek Road in Ferry County (Washington):

2020-02-05 - Man, 24, found dead at San Joquin County Jail in French Camp (California):

2020-02-05 - Woman, 25, found dead at home on North Central Avenue in Laurel (Delaware):

2020-02-05 - Man, 37, falls off stairs and dies at home in Watertown (New York), possible toppler:

2020-02-05 - Man found dead in drainage system in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2020-02-05 - Person has 'medical event' at 6:20 AM and drops dead at home in coastal Porirua (New Zealand):

Quote: "A routine post-mortem would be carried out, but a spokesperson said initial indications were that the death was caused by a medical event."

2020-02-05 - Man, 68, falls off building and dies in coastal Patong on Phuket Island (Thailand), possible toppler:

Quote: "The body of the 68-year-old man, whose name was withheld, was found on the ground of the condominium building, police said on Thursday. Police said his body hit the edge of a waste water treatment facility."

2020-02-05 - Woman found dead in irrigation canal in coastal Bago City (Philippine Islands):

2020-02-05 - Man found dead in the Lunga River east of coastal Honiara (Solomon Islands):

2020-02-05 - Boy, 15, dies in canal in Medaram (India):

Quote: "This is the third death reported from Medaram since Tuesday, when one youngster died of drowning and another suffered convulsions and died."

2020-02-05 - Man found dead in pond in Dalmuir Park in coastal Clydebank (Scotland):

2020-02-05 - Man in his 40s found dead in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2020-02-05 - Man, 67, has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer crashes into swampy area, in Mecosta County (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Upon arrival, deputies learned the 67-year-old man, of Howard City, was driving a semitruck eastbound on 8 Mile Road when he suffered a medical emergency and crossed the center line, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway on the north side. As he left the road, the semitruck struck a utility pole and went into a ditch and swamp area."

2020-02-05 - Man, 42, has 'medical event', SUV crashes into gas station, in Welland (Canada), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police said the 42-year-old male driver suffered a medical event, but did not say what that was, and struck the store."

2020-02-05 - Man, 37, has 'medical issue', car crashes, in the Town of Beetown (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to a news release, Jashua Schomacker, 37, of Cassville, was driving westbound on Highway 35 in the Town of Beetown when he had a medical issue. The release said his car crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, struck an embankment, went airborne and landed on the front driver’s side."

2020-02-05 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes, in Te Puke (New Zealand), near the coast, another fatal crash too:

Quote: "Police say initial indications suggest the fatal crash was caused by a medical event."

2020-02-05 - Passenger plane lands at airport, runs off runway and breaks apart, fire erupts, in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 3 killed, 179 injured:

2020-02-05 - Small plane crashes in Tuolumne County (California), 2 killed:

2020-02-05 - Unoccupied boat found on Lake Palmdale (California):

2020-02-05 - Tanker truck overturns into creek on US 62 near Chickasha (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2020-02-05 - Car crashes into car and tree in Nashua (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "We have reason to believe the driver may have suffered a medical incident before the crash occurred..."

2020-02-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into daycare, in Bettendorf (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police are still investigating the incident but believe the accident may be the result of a medical issue."

2020-02-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "It’s still unclear what led up to the crash, or if the driver had a medical emergency."

2020-02-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

2020-02-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into drainage ditch, in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-02-05 - Two buildings collapse in Roodhouse (Illinois):

2020-02-05 - Avalanche hits avalanche rescue team near Bahcesaray (Turkey), 38 killed, 53 injured:;-38-dead-overall/5905610/

Quote: "An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials said 33 emergency workers were killed, 53 were injured and others are still buried under the snow. Wednesday's avalanche increased the overall death toll from the disaster to 38."

2020-02-05 - Tap water treated with chlorine produces toxic carcinogens, study finds:

2020-02-05 - Actor Kirk Douglas dies at age 103:


  1. TGIF Jonny, everyone reading JJFH this morning.

    1st garbage truck fire for Feb. [also, i forgot to mention in my stat highlight, that there were 2 occasions where garbage truck fires and JJFH events in Hull, U.K. happened on the same day]

    Friday, 7 February 2020
    Latest coronavirus update from Chris Martenson

    Coronavirus: Over Fifty Thousand New Infections Per Day? [~ 18.25 min.]

    [always playing catch-up]
    DHS responds to coronavirus outbreak Security Adds "PANDEMIC"
    to its Emergency Readiness Page

    Better late than never; the United States Department of Homeland Security has added a page to it's "" web site, covering "PANDEMICS." [more]

    Virus Cases Explode On Quarantined Cruise Ship In Japan As China Claims Number [~ 14 min. clip from Hal Turner show for 2/6/2020]


    Total cases stand at 31.439 as death toll climbs to 639
    China claims the growth in people under medical observation has peaked, and is now slowing.
    Japan reports 41 additional cases, for a total of 61 aboard the quarantined cruise ship
    Senior CCP official orders Wuhan to round up infected residents for mass quarantine camps
    Beijing completes second coronavirus hospital in Wuhan
    Wuhan hospital confirms that doctor who was one of first to warn about virus died on Thursday
    Economists warn China faces difficult dilemma in deciding when workers should return to work
    Taiwan halts visas for citizens of Macau and Hong Kong
    Germany confirms 13th case
    2 suspected cases found in South Africa
    Dubai reports 3rd death outside China [more]

    Friday, 7 February 2020
    Coronavirus: Day 39: Feb 7th: Where is he? President Xi Jinping disappears: Another 41 people on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus: Whistleblower Dr, dead.

    Trump is blowing up a national monument in Arizona to make way for the border wall

    Contractors working for the Trump administration are blowing apart a mountain on protected lands in southern Arizona to make way for the president’s border wall. The blasting is happening on the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a tract of Sonoran Desert wilderness long celebrated as one of the nation’s great ecological treasures, that holds profound spiritual significance to multiple Native American groups.

    [weather whiplash]
    Strong cold wave grips South Korea after warmest January on record

    The strongest cold snap of the season has gripped South Korea this week, following their warmest January on record. [more]

    Damaging Winds and Massive Waves From Storm Ciara Driven by Furious Jet Stream Raging at More Than 200 mph Over the North Atlantic Will Hit Northwest Europe This Weekend

    Storm Ciara will be driven by a jet stream with winds of more than 200 mph over the North Atlantic. [more]

    [2nd piece next]

  2. [playin' both sides]
    Obscure investment fund uses UK aid money to finance fossil fuel projects – “A farcical situation where the Government, on one hand, spends aid money to mitigate climate change, and on the other hand finances fossil fuels all over the world”

    Plants safely store toxic mercury. Bushfires and climate change bring it back into our environment.

    Climate change and bushfire may exacerbate recent mercury pollution and increase exposure to the poisonous neurotoxin, according to our study published in the Journal of Paleolimnology. [more]

    Global headlines - 7 February, 2020 [~ 13 min. video]

    Beijing like a Ghost City | NTDTV [~ 2 min. video]

    Update on coronavirus from Mish Shedlock
    China in State of Panic as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

    The city of Wuhan is in wartime conditions as officials Round Up the Infected for Mass Quarantine Camps.

    Coronavirus Deaths Surge, No Containment In Sight [more]

    What happens when China's supply chains break

    When China's Supply Chains Break, so Will the Delusion the U.S. Economy Is Invulnerable

    The reality is that much of the supply chain is at risk of financial collapse. Many if not most of the thousands of spontaneous protests in recent years in China are not political; they're workers demanding back pay or promised bonuses from shuttered supply-chain companies.

    Here's how bankrupt supply-chain factory owners deal with bankruptcy: they leave in the middle of the night and vanish. The workers get stiffed and there's no recourse, no court hearing, no nothing.

    U.S. corporations that assume their supply chains will return to normal in a week or two are in for a big surprise: consequential chunks of their supply chains, likely chunks they never paid much attention to, will dry up and blow away. The factories will not re-open, and the workers won't return.

    Any way they cut it, costs will rise whether Corporate America seeks suppliers outside China or alternative suppliers in China. With global wages stagnant for the past decade or two, raising prices is a non-starter. Net-net, corporate profits will fall even if sales remain robust, which is unlikely given the world's largest economy and manufacturing center is grinding to a halt.

    Once the supply chain breakdown comes home to roost in Corporate America, the mass delusion that the U.S. economy is invulnerable will collapse in a heap. [more]

    Oil Markets shocked by Coronavirus

    Coronavirus Triggers "Biggest Shock" To Oil Markets Since Lehman Crisis

    Update: The Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard warned that the collapse in Chinese oil consumption is "the biggest shock to oil markets since the Lehman crisis."

    Evans-Pritchard said the plunge in consumption could be between three to four million barrels per day, adding that this amount is twice UK's North Sea oil output. [more]

    NOAA Gets Geoengineering Funding From Congress [~ 37 min. video]

  3. From the "Isn't that special?" department....

    "Zaosong Zheng, 30, a Chinese national, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China. On Jan. 21, 2020, Zheng was indicted on one count of smuggling goods from the United States and one count of making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements. He has been detained since Dec. 30, 2019."

  4. [End of a strange week, here's some headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, February 7, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Disney expects coronavirus outbreak to deal its theme parks a $175 million blow

    5 charts show why the global economy is more vulnerable now than during SARS

    Nike warns the coronavirus will have a 'material impact' on its China business

    China's stuttering economy braces for impact of deadly virus

    Brace For A Global Crisis In 2020

    'Panicdemic' infects travel biz in Koreas, Japan

    China virus hits cruise ships, carmakers, airlines and Airbus

    Global automaker supplies threatened by China coronavirus crisis

    US Imports from China Plunged Most Ever in 2019, Shifted to Other Countries

    Crashing Copper Prices Spell Trouble For Oil

    Qualcomm says China virus threatens phone industry disruption

    AT&T Keeps On Firing Employees Despite Claims The Trump Tax Cut Would Boost Job Growth

    Ancestry to lay off 6% of workforce because of a slowdown in the consumer DNA-testing market

    New 737 Max software flaw found during tests; Boeing sticks to return timeline

    UPS pilot union reaches agreement with company to make China flying 'voluntary' amid coronavirus

    Coronavirus: China Southern, Hainan Airlines among crisis-struck mainland carriers to put all foreign pilots on unpaid leave

    Iraq Is On The Brink Of An Energy Crisis

    After Three Record Breaking Years, Is The U.S. Wind Energy Boom Over?

    U.S. Top Shale Oil Fields Decline 10 Times Faster Than Global Oil Industry

    Oil Prices Already Reflect Huge Demand Destruction

    Vietnam setting up field hospitals for possible virus influx

    Public Health Officials Offer Scant Details On U.S.
    Coronavirus Patients

    Indonesia slams the door on all things China

    Australia breakthrough may slow coronavirus spread

    Evacuees from China to be quarantined in Russia's Tyumen Region

    Cruise ship that visited Hong Kong searches for a port after Philippines, Japan deny entry

    Who owns the coronavirus cure? China's move to patent Gilead's experimental drug for the novel virus could lead to legal wrangle

    Council of Europe sides with Julian Assange

    US Weapons-Makers Plagued by Industrial Espionage, Cyberattacks, Report Finds

    Another Major Employer Leaves San Francisco, 1,000 Jobs Vanish: Macy's Shuts Tech Center in Broad "Optimization"

    This is how ancient Rome's republic died – a classicist sees troubling parallels at Trump's impeachment trial

    The Iraq War has cost the US nearly $2 trillion

    Just A Little Sloppy Record-Keeping? The Pentagon's $35 Trillion 'Accounting Black Hole'

    Flights Carrying Coronavirus Evacuees from Wuhan, China, Arrive at Travis Air Force Base

    12th U.S. coronavirus case confirmed in Wisconsin