Friday, February 7, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-06

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

2020-02-06 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 636 with 31,000+ infected:

Quote: "The death toll in mainland China's new virus outbreak has risen to 636, including a doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the disease threat. Dr. Li Wenliang, 34, was reportedly reprimanded for 'spreading rumors' in late December. Meanwhile, a newborn discovered infected 36 hours after birth has become the youngest known patient. The number of people infected globally has risen to more than 31,000."

2020-02-06 - Another 41 coronavirus cases found on cruise ship in Yokohama (Japan):

Quote: "Forty-one new cases of coronavirus have been found aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Yokohama, including eight Americans, Japanese authorities said. The 41 are in addition to 20 previous cases detected in preceding days."

Quote: "The new cases on the Diamond Princess bring Japan's number of confirmed cases to 86, the second highest figure after China."

2020-02-06 - Scientists warn multiple overlapping crises could trigger 'global systemic collapse':

Quote: "Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water – each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century. Out of 30 global-scale risks, these five topped the list both in terms of likelihood and impact, according to scientists surveyed by Future Earth, an international research organisation. In combination, they 'have the potential to impact and amplify one another in ways that might cascade to create global systemic collapse,' a team led by Maria Ivanova, a professor at the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts, said in a 50-page report."

2020-02-06 - Global warming could bake off clouds and expose the Earth to even more warming:

Quote: "Marine stratus and stratocumulus clouds predominantly cool the Earth. They shade roughly a fifth of the oceans, reflecting 30 to 60 percent of the solar radiation that hits them back into space. In this way, they are reckoned to cut the amount of energy reaching the Earth’s surface by between 4 and 7 percent. But it seems increasingly likely that they could become thinner or burn off entirely in a warmer world, leaving more clear skies through which the sun may add a degree Celsius or more to global warming."

2020-02-06 - Peru’s peatlands could greatly accelerate global warming:

2020-02-06 - Bloodsucking ticks spreading northward and chowing down on moose in Canada as the climate continues warming:

Quote: "Flying over southern New Brunswick in a helicopter, it doesn't take long to spot moose running through the snow in the forest beneath. What isn't visible from the air are the thousands of ticks invading their bodies. In nearby New Hampshire and Maine, over a three-year period, scientists found an alarming 70 per cent of calves didn't make it through their first winter due in large part to tick infestation, according to a study in the Canadian Journal of Zoology. In some cases, up to 80,000 ticks were found on a single moose."

Quote: "When the scientists pulled open her fur, they revealed dozens of ticks attached to a tiny patch of the animal's skin, literally sucking the life out of it. They estimated there were many thousands on her entire body."

Note: Self-cloning super-ticks are spreading in the US too, sucking cows dry of blood and sparking fears humans may be next, mentioned in the 2019-07-12 update...

2020-02-06 - Brush fire breaks out along the Santa Ana River bottom in Riverside (California):

2020-02-06 - Transformer explodes and burns at 5:30 AM in Monroe (New York):

2020-02-06 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marina del Rey (California):

2020-02-06 - Boat bursts into flame near restaurant, burns and sinks, on Lake Marble Falls (Texas):

Quote: "'The boat caught fire and sank behind Chili's over the weekend,' Marble Falls Police Capt. Trisha Ratliff said."

Note: These are the 252nd and 253rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-06 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-80 near Sheffield (Illinois):

2020-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 outside Strasburg (Colorado):

Quote: "A shipment of Heineken beer bottles was on its way from Nebraska for consumption in the Denver area when the driver was alerted his back end was on fire. According to the Denver Post, on early Thursday morning (February 6, 2020) a 48-foot semi-trailer caught while westbound on I-70 outside of Strasburg which out on the eastern plains."

2020-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 in Springfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-06 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at business in Levin (New Zealand), near the coast:

2020-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Rednal Industrial Estate in Rednal, West Felton, near Oswestry (Britain):

Note: These are the 179th, 180th, 181st, 182nd and 183rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-06 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the A381 near Haberton (Britain):

2020-02-06 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame and explodes while parked on street in Thousand Palms (California):

Quote: "A street-sweeper parked on a Thousand Palms street caught fire Thursday afternoon and CAL FIRE crews were able to contain the blaze within an hour. As the vehicle burned, a fuel tank appeared to ignite and explode, according to an eyewitness."

2020-02-06 - Truck bursts into flame at the Port of Oakland in coastal Oakland (California):

2020-02-06 - Plow truck pickup bursts into flame on Ashfield Road in Buckland (Massachusetts):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Seattle Fire has a 'full response' headed to the 7500 block of 24th SW [map] for what’s described as a car fire inside a multifamily building’s garage."

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Fire Road in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 69 near Fourth Street exit in Beaumont (Texas):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on Route 13 near Brookvale on coastal Prince Edward Island (Canada):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Smith Street in Kempsey (Australia):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame near apartment building in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on the A380 at Telegraph Hill (Britain):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 near Marks Tey (Britain):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Chatham Road in Oxford (Britain):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Western Road in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2020-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Turnfurlong Lane in Aylesbury (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 6 February, 8.49am Car on fire, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one hose reel. Two girls were treated by South Central Ambulance Service for the effects of breathing in smoke."

2020-02-06 - Wheelchair bursts into flame in high-rise apartment building on Fort Worth Avenue in Dallas (Texas):

2020-02-06 - Auto shop destroyed by fire just after 5:30 AM on Neptune Avenue in Carson (California):

2020-02-06 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Jericho Road in Bismarck (North Dakota):

2020-02-06 - Upholstery warehouse heavily damaged by fire on Irving Boulevard in Dallas (Texas):

2020-02-06 - Commercial building heavily damaged by huge fire in Banning (California):

2020-02-06 - Mobile home damaged by fire on Quail Run in Conway (South Carolina):

2020-02-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Valerio Street in Van Nuys (California):

2020-02-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on East Pine Log Road in Aiken (South Carolina), nobody there:

2020-02-06 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Emerald Street in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-06 - Three-unit apartment building heavily damaged by fire on North Franklin Street in Madison (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2020-02-06 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 3 AM on Oakmont Avenue in Duquesne (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-06 - Motel heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Portland (Oregon):

2020-02-06 - Deadly fire burns home on Murphy Street in Jonesville (Michigan), 2 killed:

2020-02-06 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM on Broadway in the Ocean Grove area in coastal Neptune Township (New Jersey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-02-06 - Hundreds of tons of fish die suddenly in Lake Maninjau (Indonesia):

2020-02-06 - Two people die in sewer pump station in coastal Walvis Bay (Namibia):

Quote: "The municipal authorities did not confirm the exact details of the incident yesterday, but New Era understands the men inhaled a poisonous gas before falling into the pump station."

2020-02-06 - Couple in their 70s found dead at home on Bathurst Street in Longton (Britain):

2020-02-06 - Two brothers die in river in Balochistan (Pakistan):

2020-02-06 - Man has 'medical emergency' while driving, dies after car leaves road, in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "A man apparently suffered a medical emergency while driving Thursday and died after his vehicle left the roadway, according to police."

2020-02-06 - Man, 34, found dead in Lake Palmdale (California), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2020-02-06 - Man, 40, found dead in Loon Lake in Lake County (California):

2020-02-06 - Soldier, man, found dead at off-post home near Fort Jackson (South Carolina):

2020-02-06 - Woman, 52, found dead near her home in San Augustine County (Texas):

2020-02-06 - Man found dead along Kuhio Highway in coastal Maloaa (Hawaii):

2020-02-06 - Man found dead near cemetery near Milan (Tennessee):

2020-02-06 - Person found dead in canal in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2020-02-06 - Man, 55, found dead along Williams Street in Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2020-02-06 - Man found dead outside home in Windsor (Canada):

2020-02-06 - Champion surfer, woman, 24, dies on the Sunshine Coast (Australia):

Quote: "Poeti Norac, an up and coming French surfer, died last weekend in Australia, the French Surfing Federation confirmed. She was 24. According to the organization, Norac moved to Australia for 'several months' to continue her passion for surfing and died on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. However, the cause of death remains unclear."

2020-02-06 - Person dies after being found unconscious in the water at coastal Ohope Beach (New Zealand):

Quote: "A person has died after being pulled unresponsive from the water at Ohope Beach, Whakatane this afternoon."

2020-02-06 - Boy, 13, found dead in the Swartkops River in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):

2020-02-06 - Man, 63, has 'medical incident' and drops dead outside supermarket in Crawley (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died after a medical incident outside Sainsbury's supermarket in Crawley, Sussex Police has confirmed."

2020-02-06 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' and collapses on cruise ship 'Color Magic' in coastal Kiel (Germany):

Quote: "A medical emergency delayed the departure of the 'Color Magic' from Kiel on Feb 6, 2020. Around noon a passenger collapsed on the gangway."

2020-02-06 - Small plane crashes near coastal Tuntutuliak (Alaska), all 5 aboard killed:

2020-02-06 - Small plane crashes and burns in Jackson Parish (Louisiana), all 3 aboard killed:

2020-02-06 - Passenger train derails at 5:30 AM south of Milan (Italy), 2 killed, 28 injured:

2020-02-06 - Freight train derails shortly after 6 AM, huge fire erupts, near Guernsey (Canada):

2020-02-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 in Dorchester County (South Carolina):

2020-02-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Wilbraham (Massachusetts):

2020-02-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-06 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, on Wading River-Manor Road in Manorville (New York), near the coast, 1 injured:

2020-02-06 - SUV veers off road, crashes into bank, in Danville (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-02-06 - Car crashes off bridge, overturns into Buffalo Creek, in Unicoi County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2020-02-06 - Mudslide closes Chloe Creek Road in Pikeville (Kentucky):

2020-02-06 - Water main breaks on Stanton Street in El Paso (Texas):

2020-02-06 - Four people have 'medical emergencies' at homeless camp, in critical condition, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Fire officials said the cause of their medical emergency was not known."

2020-02-06 - More than 1,800 earthquakes hit Michoacán-Guanajuato Volcanic Field (Mexico):

2020-02-06 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Indonesia:

2020-02-06 - Tropical Cyclone 'Damien' forms near Western Australia, severe impact expected on February 8:

Note: A cyclone named Damien sounds like a bad omen...

2020-02-06 - Ocean currents are speeding up faster than scientists predicted:

2020-02-06 - World’s biggest iceberg about to enter the open ocean:

2020-02-06 - Ten US oil refineries exceeding limits for cancer-causing benzene, report finds:

2020-02-06 - Wind turbine blades can’t be recycled, so they’re piling up in landfills:

2020-02-06 - Dairy farmers facing crisis as milk consumption and prices decline:

2020-02-06 - Harvard University Professor and two Chinese nationals charged in 3 separate China-related cases:

Quote: "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."


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. Welcome back to the quickening.

    Regular readers have noticed that no government anywhere is doing enough to protect their local environment and virtually NONE of them give a rat's ass about the ocean.

    There's so much bad news now that it's looking like a tidal wave of problems is headed our way within weeks. If the crash is as bad as some are saying it will be, there won't be any "prepping" for it. Food will run out, the economy will stop working, jobs will evaporate, money will be useless, then the
    neglected maintenance issues will cascade on each other and the flow of water and electricity will cease. After that, it's the lead up to the Mad Max world - but it may not last that long due to deprivation and overwhelming radiation, lack of medical and dental care, lack of potable water and scarcity of food. i wouldn't be at all surprised if the world governments decided to nuke each other just to get it over with.

    Saturday, 8 February 2020
    Climate Crisis: Antarctic continent posts record temperature of 18.3°C (65 deg F) just a week after Europe broke warm records and enjoying summer temps in mid-winter: Valencia Spain hitting 29.4C (85F)

    Antarctic continent posts record temperature reading of 18.3°C
    Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea-level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, spokesperson Clare Nullis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said that the record reading taken in the north of the continent would be considered unusual, even during the current warmer summer months. [more]

    Antarctica Just Hit its Hottest Temperature Ever: 18.3°C / 65°F and It’s not Linked to Global Warming

    “The reading is impressive as it’s only five years since the previous record was set and this is almost one degree centigrade higher. It’s a sign of the warming that has been happening there that’s much faster than the global average.“

    As a scientists told The Guardian, the higher temperatures in the region tended to coincide with strong northwesterly winds moving down mountain slopes – a feature of the weather patterns around Esperanza in recent days. Sot it’s a combination of natural variations and Earth changes. [more; Paul Beckwith called bullshit on that, recently]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. Powerful storm kills 5 across the Southeast, heavy snow and freezing rain continues across the Northeast, U.S.

    A powerful winter storm hit the Southeast U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, killing at least 5 people and wreaking havoc across the region. The storm will continue to bring heavy and snow and freezing rain for the interior Northeast on Friday, February 7, before drying out by Sunday, February 9, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). [more]

    Roughly 200 000 homes and businesses in the southeastern region were without power early Friday, February 7, with Florida bearing the brunt of the outages as 75 000 customers were affected in the state. The Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia also reported outages.

    As of 13:14 UTC on February 7, 127 718 customers were without power in North Carolina, 67 211 in Pennsylvania, 43 797 in Florida, 39 939 in South Carolina, and 22 912 in Virginia -- total: 301 577.

    SPC received 12 tornado reports on February 5, most of them from Mississippi and Alabama, and 11 on February 6, most of them from North Carolina (and one each in South Carolina and Florida).

    Authorities reported that the storm left a trail of destruction, with mobile homes destroyed in Mississippi and Alabama; mudslides in Tennessee and Kentucky, and inundations across the Appalachian region.

    Virginia was placed under a state of emergency on Thursday as over 500 people in the southwestern area were displaced.[more]

    iPhone Maker Foxconn Warns Staff to Keep Away From Shenzhen Base

    Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. told employees at its Shenzhen facility not to return to work when the extended Lunar New Year break ends Feb. 10, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. [more]

    Coronavirus: Day 40: Feb 8th: White House To Investigate Whether 2019-nCoV Was Bio-Engineered: China to round-up ALL suspected coronavirus patients and put them in quarantine camps: 'Wartime conditions'

    [the Chinese are known for great purges from time to time]

    Rain stops some of the bushfires in Australia

    Many areas in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland have received multiple inches of rain over the last seven days with a number of locations recording about 100 mm (almost four inches).

    A heavy rain could come close to putting out some fires but a light rain, depending on the fuel (vegetation), might just pause the spread for a while. And some regions have received little or no rain. [more]

    M4.7 Earthquake Hits off Oregon Coast: Is the Cascadia Subduction Zone a Ticking Time Bomb?

    The latest earthquake near the Cascadia Subduction Zone occurred on February 8, 2020.

    And that tremor should remind us that one of the most ‘terrifying’ disasters in the offing is a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. [more]

    Biblical Plague of More than 300,000 Bats Terrifies Australian Town (Videos)

    A veritable bat apocalypse has engulfed Ingham, North Queensland, over the past several weeks as more than 300,000 have settled on the town, terrifying residents. [more]

    [and i thought Hitchcock's The Birds was scary - nyaah-aaaah!]

    [3rd part below]

  3. [CONTACT, Jonny!]
    First contact? Signals coming from space like clockwork, scientists don't know why

    Astronomers from around the world have long been fascinated by the mysterious radio signals bombarding our planet from deep in outer space, with some onlookers linking them to a possible extraterrestrial intelligence.

    A new study by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project (CHIME/FRB) in British Columbia has discovered that a mystery radio source in a galaxy some 500 million lightyears from our solar system is sending out fast radio bursts like clockwork in 16.35 day cycles, including 1-2 bursts per hour over a four day period and then 12 days of silence before starting up again. [more]

    Lighting kills 4 mountain gorillas in Uganda

    According to reports, the gorillas are suspected to have been killed by a lightning strike on February 3. The deceased gorillas include three adult females and a male infant.[more]

    Severe winter weather in central and eastern Europe - at least 3 killed

    The spate of blizzards and strong winds combined with heavy rain and snow have left at least three people dead across the region. [more]

    [from our Health desk]
    How to make thieves oil and why you should be using it daily

    Caffeine has been a boon for civilization, Michael Pollan says. But it has come at a cost

    Michael Pollan laughs and says, yes, he's on drugs while conducting this interview. Okay, he doesn't use those exact words, but he acknowledges that he has a "tall, takeout container" of half-caff coffee at his side as we discuss, via phone, his latest project, simply titled Caffeine, available only as an audiobook from Audible. (Audible is a subsidiary of Amazon, whose founder, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post.)

    Pollan, the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food and How to Change Your Mind — in which he has explored our complicated relationship with food, plants, drugs and many other things we take for granted — has turned his imposing analytical skills to caffeine, the most popular mind-altering chemical on the planet.

    "For most of us, to be caffeinated to one degree or another has simply become baseline human consciousness," Pollan writes, well, reads in Caffeine. "Something like 90 percent of humans ingest caffeine regularly, making it the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world and the only one we routinely give to children, commonly in the form of soda. It's so pervasive that it's easy to overlook the fact that to be caffeinated is not baseline consciousness but, in fact, is an altered state." [more; i highly recommend the last book]

    [4th part next]

  4. After the wildfires: tourist firms in California's wine country say no one is coming

    Business owners still reeling from the cancelled bookings and loss of business during peak tourism season in the fall are now struggling more than ever to get through the winter.

    “There just are not enough people coming into town,” said Larry Boeger, the owner of the Timberline at the River restaurant. “We’re closed during the week. We stopped offering brunch. Last winter, we were open every day.” [more]

    Amazon deforestation for January hits record

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday. [more]

    Five killed in Alaska commuter air crash

    Five people were killed on Thursday when a commuter aircraft crashed in rural southwestern Alaska, killing all aboard, officials said.

    The plane, a Piper PA32, crashed "under unknown circumstances," Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said in an email. [more]

    [check this out]
    The First SSC Tuatara Makes Its Public Debut and We Can’t Stop Staring

    When Dr. Lawrence Caplin got the keys to his $2 million SSC Tuatara hypercar, during last summer’s Monterey Car Week, everyone at SSC North America promised to keep his identity a secret. Now we know why.

    It seems the Philly native wanted to save the reveal of his new Tuatara for this week’s Philadelphia Auto Show (February 8 through 17), where Caplin’s CF Charities organization presents a supercar display to help raise money for local kids. [more]

    Cyclone barrels towards Australia's west coast with damaging winds

    Western Australia was lashed by destructive winds on Saturday as a tropical cyclone neared landfall while much of the bushfire-battered east coast faced flood warnings due to heavy rain.

    Severe tropical cyclone Damien was expected to make landfall on the west coast near Port Hedland, the world's largest iron ore port, on Saturday afternoon. Operations at ports in the region were suspended. [more]

    [from It's About %#(@ing Time!]
    Largest maker of pesticide linked to brain damage in kids to stop producing chemical
    The world’s largest manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in children, has announced that it will stop producing the chemical by the end of the year.

    Chlorpyrifos has been widely used on corn, soybeans, almonds, citrus, cotton, grapes, walnuts and other crops, but research has repeatedly found serious health effects in children, including impaired brain development. [more]

    A biomedical engineer created a mask coated in salt that he says could neutralize viruses like the coronavirus in 5 minutes

    Medical face masks can block some germs, but germs also linger on their surfaces.

    Researchers say they've created a new type of face mask with a salt coating that can neutralize germs.

    The technology has been tested on three influenza strains.

    [5th part below]

  5. 'It is nasty over here': Expats in China struggle with lost wages, abandoned and hungry pets, and the looming threat of quarantines amid coronavirus outbreak

    Expats in China are facing an assortment of issues, including economic uncertainty, debilitating restrictions, and the looming threat of quarantines, as the country deals with the coronavirus.

    "Nobody enters and nobody leaves unless you have a special permit from the government to leave the city," said Jovan Vazquez who lives in Zhejiang province, where drastic measures are in place to control the spread of the virus.

    Jenny Coulson in Shenzhen, China, reported an uptick in abandoned pets at her animal rescue as people give in to the paranoia of cross-contamination.

    Jym Cotton, who lives in the currently deserted tourist destination of Sanya, can still leave his house freely but is certain that the virus "has affected everyone in some way."

    [here's one to keep tabs on, Jonny]
    'We ask for your prayers': Mom, 6 kids killed in Mississippi house fire, authorities say

    The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Old Vicksburg Road and Hobby Farm Road, Clinton Fire Chief Jeff Blackledge said.

    "The house was fully engulfed in flames and we know it was built it 1951," he added.

    He said it may be next week before the cause of the fire is known. [more]

    Utility wildfire prevention plans call for more blackouts

    California utilities plan to continue shutting off power to customers during dry and windy conditions to prevent sparking deadly wildfires, but they aim to make outages more targeted to avoid widespread blackouts, according to plans filed Friday with the state. [more]

    Some in Russia Think the Coronavirus Is a U.S. Biological Weapon

    [where's #METOO on this!?]

    The popular, if not frequently eccentric, Russian politician and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinvoky told a Moscow radio station that the coronavirus is an experiment by the Pentagon and pharmaceutical companies to create localized pandemics that can devastate a select population without spilling over into other countries. [more; where have i heard that? . ..]

    All it takes to fool facial recognition at airports and border crossings is a printed mask, researchers found

    Researchers with an artificial-intelligence firm said they were able to fool facial-recognition software at an airport and mobile-payment kiosks using a printed mask, highlighting security vulnerabilities. [more]

    High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes shorelines [~ 1.3 min. video]

    New cases of coronavirus infections rise in China after two-day decline

    The number of new confirmed infections from a coronavirus in mainland China rose on Friday after falling for two consecutive days, while the number of deaths from the outbreak once again hit a daily record, pushing the death toll past 700.

    Across mainland China, there were 3,399 new confirmed infections on Friday, bringing the total accumulated number so far to 34,546, the country's National Health Commission said on Saturday.

    The death toll had reached 722 as of the end of Friday, up by 86 from the previous day. [more; phony figures]

    [see 6th piece below]

  6. A 4-year-old boy died of the flu after an anti-vaxxer Facebook group told his mom to treat him with elderberries and breast milk instead of Tamiflu

    [so what? we just read that a child died from the flu who WAS vaccinated!]

    There's a good chance the Wuhan coronavirus will never disappear, experts say. There are only 3 possible endings to this story.

    Here are three ways experts think the coronavirus pandemic could play out. Most likely, the outbreak will never truly end. [more]

    5 hospitalized in NorCal after showing coronavirus symptoms [1 min. news spot]

    [from OH, Now WE'RE The Dump!]
    Tons of toxic coal ash are being shipped to mainland U.S. [~ 5.6 min. news piece]

    Saturday, 8 February 2020
    Reports of quarantine in Shenzhen, across the border from Hong Kong

    This is a breaking news update from Natural News, translated from the Chinese language Liberty Times Net website, which has produced some of the best reporting on the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

    According to the report, the communist Chinese government has just announced the imminent quarantine of the city of Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province, causing a “mad rush” of Chinese citizens fleeing to Hong Kong to try to escape the quarantines before the international community blocks all flights from Hong Kong. This effort will, of course, only serve to accelerate the spread of the virus internationally. [more;yep]

    China Quarantines Shenzen; now 400 MILLION under Quarantine as CDC Says Virus Containment "Not Possible" in China

    China has now Quarantined more people than live in the entire United States of America as it tries to battle corona virus! [more]

    Cruise ships are floating incubation chambers

    Coronavirus: thousands more cruise passengers might have been exposed to deadly infection [incl. ~ 3.75 min. Tru-News piece]

    Thousands more people than previously thought might have been exposed to the deadly coronavirus, after a cruise line admitted one of its ships had sailed four times since carrying eight mainland Chinese passengers infected with the disease.

    Cruise Ship With Symptomatic People DOCKING IN NEW JERSEY

    [that's right, drop 'em off near me . . .]


  7. [Rice Farmer posts again this Saturday,
    here's some of the headlines there]
    News Links, February 8, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    What Will the Coronavirus Do to the US & Chinese Economy?

    The Pandemic Isn't Ending, It's Just the Beginning of Global Disorder and Depression

    Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

    Peak Shale Will Send Oil Prices Sky High [really?]

    Oil Demand Under Siege As Airlines Cancel Over 50,000 Flights

    Canada’s oil bust has left thousands of orphan wells, and not enough money for cleanup [typical]

    Oil Set For Fifth Consecutive Weekly Drop As Coronavirus Hits Demand

    RAY McGOVERN: German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange

    Coronavirus cases on cruise ship marooned off Japan rise to 61

    Surgical mask shortages as coronavirus fears grow

    Tokyo Olympics organizers 'extremely worried' that coronavirus may hit games

    As Coronavirus Spreads, China’s Military Is Largely MIA

    Rabobank: The Dilemma Facing China Is Truly Awful

    Sears and Kmart store closings continue. Is your location closing in early 2020?

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