Monday, February 10, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-09

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

2020-02-09 - Two men found burned to death in burned car on side of road in Ridgeland (South Carolina):

Quote: "Initially, the fire department believed it might have been a crime scene, and called in the police. But once they realized there was no obvious signs of a crime, they called in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate. 'It was just, it was uh, something we don’t see a lot,' said Fire Chief Bradley Bonds. 'It was a car right off the side of the road, looked perfect, you open it up it was burned. So strange, to say the least.'"

2020-02-09 - Person dies in burning car at 2:14 AM on Bramwyck Drive near Sharon Road in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "Charlotte Fire did not say what led up to the deadly car fire, but said the fire was accidental."

2020-02-09 - Nine 'tipping points' where a changing climate could push parts of the Earth system into abrupt or irreversible change:

2020-02-09 - Why stronger winds over the North Atlantic are so dangerous:

2020-02-09 - SOTT Earth changes summary for January 2020, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2020-02-09 - African swine fever outbreak spreading across the southern provinces in the Philippine Islands:

Quote: "The Philippines confirmed on Sunday that African swine fever infections had spread in the south of the country, which accounts for nearly a third of the nation's 12.8 million pig herd."

2020-02-09 - Coronavirus update for Feb 9, virus spreads to another megacity:

Quote: "Lockdown spreads to Chengdu, China's sixth-largest city..."

2020-02-09 - Unknown virus with genes scientists can’t identify discovered in Brazil:

Quote: "Scientists in Brazil have discovered a virus which appears to be almost entirely new, consisting of unrecognizable genes that have been, until now, undocumented."

2020-02-09 - Unknown cause sickening and killing people southeast of Abuja (Nigeria):

Quote: "The Nigerian government has warned of a 'strange epidemic' which has left 15 people dead and infected dozens more in less than a week. The outbreak of the mysterious disease, which causes vomiting, swelling and diarrhoea, was first recorded late last month in Benue State, southeast of the capital Abuja. By 3 February, 'the number of persons affected with the strange endemic has risen to 104', said Nigerian senator Abba Moro, according to newspaper the Daily Post."

2020-02-09 - Home explodes and burns on Paddlewheel Drive in Florissant (Missouri). 1 injured:

Note: This is the 16th residential explosion in 2019...

2020-02-09 - At least 8 boats go up in flames at boat storage facility in Milford (Iowa), near Lower Gar Lake:

Quote: "This was a boat storage facility, then? Yep, there was boats in there, probably 8, 10, 12 boats in there."

Note: These are the 255th, 256th, 257th, 258th, 259th, 260th, 261st and 262nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near Poladpur (India):

2020-02-09 - Two double-decker buses destroyed by fire while parked at depot in Stockport (Britain):

Note: These are the 54th, 55th and 56th buses to burn in 2020...

2020-02-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Clearfield (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-09 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-70 in Clark County (Ohio):

Note: These are the 190th and 191st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-09 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property on South Roosevelt Drive in coastal Seaside (Oregon):

2020-02-09 - Two RVs destroyed by fire at 12:35 AM while parked at coastal Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island (Canada):

Note: These are the 37th, 38th and 39th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-02-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-985 near Spout Springs Road in Hall County (Georgia):

2020-02-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road near Boiling Spring Lakes (North Carolina):

2020-02-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near bank in Le Mars (Iowa):

2020-02-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Costco in Victorville (California):

2020-02-09 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in Jackson Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Before it was destroyed by flames, the 2020 Subaru only had less than 1,000 miles on it."

2020-02-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage on Queensway in Prince George (Canada):

2020-02-09 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 9 February, 8.52pm Car fire, hard shoulder of M40 between Junction 4 (High Wycombe) and Junction 5 (Stokenchurch). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet."

2020-02-09 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on South Shaft Avenue near Selma (California), nobody there:

2020-02-09 - Utility trailer bursts into flame while being towed, on I-15 in Victorville (California):

2020-02-09 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Brussels (Belgium):

2020-02-09 - Music business destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Lee's Summit (Missouri):

2020-02-09 - Plastics business damaged by fire in Grand Chute (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2020-02-09 - Church heavily damaged by fire on Anderson Drive in New Castle (Delaware):

2020-02-09 - Church destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Rosharon (Texas), nobody there:

2020-02-09 - Garage destroyed by fire just after 3 AM at home on Lexington Avenue in Schenectady (New York):

2020-02-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 5 AM on Stephens Road in Whitewater Township (Ohio):

2020-02-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Billy D Harbin Road in Hazel Green (Alabama):

2020-02-09 - Home damaged by fire on South Edgemon Avenue in Winter Springs (Florida), 1 injured:

2020-02-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:37 AM on Chatham Road in coastal Brooklyn Park (Maryland):

2020-02-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Biscayne Drive in Haltom City (Texas):

2020-02-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Sheffield Street in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2020-02-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Avenue I in Ensley (Alabama), nobody there:

2020-02-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Delmar (Maryland), 2 injured:

2020-02-09 - Two homes destroyed by fire near Lake Texoma (Texas):

2020-02-09 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 3:44 AM on Merrow Street in Manchester (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2020-02-09 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in Vernon (Connecticut):

2020-02-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire on West Ridge Drive in Fostoria (Ohio):

2020-02-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:48 AM on Gifford Street in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

2020-02-09 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in East Olympia (Washington), 2 killed:

2020-02-09 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on East College Street in Salemburg (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-02-09 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before midnight in Vacaville (California), 2 killed:

2020-02-09 - Deadly fire burns home near Ellison Drive NW and Coors Bypass NW in Albuquerque (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2020-02-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 12:30 AM on Douglas Park Drive in Louisville (Kentucky), 2 killed:

2020-02-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in South Bend (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-02-09 - Manatee washes up dead on beach in coastal Middle Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "Officials are investigating the death of a manatee that was found on a beach in Cape May County, New Jersey, and whether climate change played a role."

Note: Pretty far north for a manatee! But flesh-eating bacteria have also spread that far north as the oceans warm, so why not a manatee?

2020-02-09 - Green sea turtle found dead in the water off coastal Legazpi City (Philippine Islands):

2020-02-09 - Two people found dead in submerged car in Lake Mayer in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2020-02-09 - Couple and two children found dead at home in coastal Pullut (India):

2020-02-09 - Man and two sons, 49, 22 and 17, die in pond at temple in coastal Kollam (India):

2020-02-09 - Man has 'medical issue' and drops dead at home, then fire breaks out, in Steubenville (Ohio):

Quote: "The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said the person had a medical issue."

2020-02-09 - Man found dead in pond or canal along Cherry Road in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2020-02-09 - Man, 69, found dead and face-down in creek near his home near Porum (Oklahoma):

Quote: "According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the man walked approximately 60 yards away from his residence to clean out the tinhorns in a small creek at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Twenty minutes later, the man's wife walked out of the residence and found her husband face down in the creek."

2020-02-09 - Teen, 17, found dead in submerged car in Howland Creek in Rock Falls (Illinois):

2020-02-09 - Man, 18, found dead at Veterans Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk (Ohio):

2020-02-09 - Woman, 31, found dead in vehicle at apartments on Price Lane in Clinton (Missouri):

2020-02-09 - Person found dead next to car at Trailhead Park in Delphi (Indiana):

2020-02-09 - Man, 51, has 'medical issue' at jail, dies shortly later, in Orange (California), 600 feet from the Santa Ana River:

2020-02-09 - Man, 54, slumps over dead at bus stop near cemetery in Chico (California):

2020-02-09 - Person has 'medical issue' and drops dead near Route 219 in New Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "According to State Police Troop B in North Canaan, a body was found at about 7:30 this morning near Route 219. Police say the cause of death seems to be a medical issue."

2020-02-09 - Boy dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Karioitahi Beach (New Zealand):

2020-02-09 - Man, 26, dies in pond at temple in Karinja (India):

2020-02-09 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Palaio Faliro (Greece):

2020-02-09 - Man, 29, falls off cliff into the ocean and dies while fishing on the island of Malta:

2020-02-09 - Man, 62, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Amanzimtoti (South Africa):

2020-02-09 - Man in his 60s falls and dies at home on Balfour Road in Preston (Britain):

2020-02-09 - Man, 60, found dead in the River Thames in Surrey (Britain):

2020-02-09 - Man, 29, found dead in the water at beach on the island of Guernsey (Britain):

2020-02-09 - Woman, 75, found dead near the River Torridge near Beaford (Britain):

2020-02-09 - Man, 65, has 'medical emergency', glider crashes into trees, in Front Royal (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "The 65-year-old pilot died on scene. Police believe he suffered some sort of medical emergency before his AC-4C glider collided with several trees."

2020-02-09 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):

2020-02-09 - Small plane crashes near Granbury (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-02-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into gully in median, on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Stockbridge (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2020-02-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes on I-840 in Hickman County (Tennessee):

2020-02-09 - Tractor trailer veers off road, goes airborne, crashes into embankment, on I-90 near Livingston (Montana), 2 killed:

2020-02-09 - Van crashes into car at 11:45 PM in Spotsylvania County (Virginia), 1 killed, 3 injured:

Quote: "A medical emergency is being considered a factor in the crash, according to the release."

2020-02-09 - SUV veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Napa (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver, whose name and condition were not immediately available, may have suffered a medical emergency immediately before the crash, Cortese said, citing statements from the Honda’s other three passengers."

2020-02-09 - Car veers off road shortly after 6:30 AM, crashes into sign, bursts into flame, on I-635 in Balch Springs (Texas), 2 killed:

2020-02-09 - Car slams into two cars after midnight, bursts into flame, in Irvine (California), 1 injured:

2020-02-09 - Car veers across median, hits car head-on, near coastal Boynton Beach (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-02-09 - Car veers off road at 2:45 AM, crashes into building, in coastal Santa Monica (California), 3 injured:

2020-02-09 - Car veers off road and crashes into brush, bursts into flame, on I-49 near Rogers (Arkansas):

2020-02-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on street in Sutton (Massachusetts):

2020-02-09 - Pit bull attacks and injures its owners, dog killed, in Plainfield (Illinois):

2020-02-09 - Sinkhole opens in garden in Rochdale (Britain):

2020-02-09 - Apartment building partially collapses in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2020-02-09 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes on the coast in Papua New Guinea:

2020-02-09 - Storm Ciara batters the UK and Northern Europe:

2020-02-09 - Mysterious 'cloud rosettes' only visible from space captured by NASA off the coast of western Australia:

2020-02-09 - Sperm counts continue to drastically drop in Western men:

2020-02-09 - Danny Trejo, AKA 'Machete', is now the most-killed actor in Hollywood:

Quote: "Breaking the record for most movie deaths on screen and toppling Christopher Lee for the title, Danny's movie characters have died a whopping 65 times."


  1. Wow, Jonny - there's some stand-out anomalies in today's report.
    The lede story is just nuts (the inside of the car was burned out with 2 bodies), the guy who collapsed and died just before his house went up in flames is another, and the tractor trailer that went airborne (you gotta be kiddin' me)! Of course home explosions are always fascinating and strange too.

    Why Is The Government Turning 11 Military Bases Inside The United States Into Quarantine Camps?

    If this coronavirus outbreak is not a serious threat, then why is the U.S. government preparing to quarantine victims all over America? As you will see below, 11 U.S. military bases located close to major airports are being converted into “quarantine centers” for potential patients. When I first learned about this, I was greatly alarmed, because we have all seen what is going on in China right now. People are literally being physically dragged out of their homes and are being forcibly relocated to “mass quarantine camps” with hordes of other very sick people. Sadly, many of them will never come out of those camps alive. If this virus starts spreading like wildfire here in the United States, is it possible that something similar could start happening here?

    The vast majority of the confirmed cases are still in China, but over the last couple of weeks the number of cases in the rest of the world has escalated dramatically. [more]

    The number of chinstrap penguins in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s: Wildlife populations have declined by 67% in less than 50 years!

    “The declines that we’ve seen are definitely dramatic,” said Steve Forrest, a conservation biologist who joined a team of scientists from the two U.S. universities of Stony Brook and Northeastern on an Antarctic expedition that has just ended. “Something is happening to the fundamental building blocks of the food chain here. We’ve got less food abundance that’s driving these populations down lower and lower over time and the question is, is that going to continue?” [more]

    European storms continue: UK has 6 weeks rain in 24 hours: 15-meter / 50-feet waves hit Ireland and the UK: winds as high as 200 kph (124 mph): Up to 500,000 without power

    Earthwindmap Mega low depression system stretching from Canada to Siberia

    The UK has 6 weeks of rain in 24 hours
    15-meter / 50-feet waves across hit Ireland and the UK
    Network Rail, said thousands of engineers had "battled horrendous conditions" after the storm blew trees, sheds, roofs and even trampolines onto the tracks.
    Mediterranean island of Corsica see winds as high as 200 kph (124 mph)
    Up to 500,000 without power throughout Europe
    7 dead, many injured [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. Tuesday, 11 February 2020
    Coronavirus: Day 43: Feb 11th: In China today: 42,638 confirmed cases: 7,333 in a serious condition 21,675: suspected cases: Death toll now 1,016. (Anomaly: Confirmed cases steadily dropping, deaths remain stable?)

    [i don't believe cases are steadily dropping or that the deaths have stabilized]

    A map based on data from flight and cell phone data tracking by Southampton University researchers shows how 60,000 out of some 60,000 people who left Wuhan after the coronavirus outbreak began but before the city was locked down have crisscrossed the globe [see maps!]

    Day 43, February the 11th Coronavirus Headlines

    In China, the official figures today: 42,638 confirmed cases, 7,333 of them are in a serious condition, a further 21,675 are suspected cases. The death toll now stands at 1,016. (Anomaly: Confirmed cases steadily dropping, deaths remain stable?)[more]

    Chris Martenson report on coronavirus

    Coronavirus: Up To 24 Days Before Symptoms Start Showing? [20.75 min.]

    [fearless leader has returned!]
    Zero Hedge coverage of coronavirus pandemic

    China Death Count Tops 1,000 As Masked President Xi Warns 'Prepare For Long & Grim' Virus Battle


    Total global virus death toll hits 1018, with the number of global confirmed cases rising to 43,099, of which 42,638 in China and 461 offshore.
    The number of severe cases jumped from 6,484 to 7,333, while the number of discharged patients rose by 716 from 3,281 to 3,996.
    The epicenter, China's Hubei province, announced 103 new deaths - the biggest jump yet - to 1,011 deaths
    Westerdam cruise ship to dock in Thailand after being turned away from 3 countries
    Stocks are in the red as coronavirus worries return to rattle investor confidence
    WHO designates 10 Chinese provinces 'hot spots'
    UK confirms 4 more cases tied to possible 'super spreader'
    Extended LNY holiday ends but millions still too afraid to return to office
    WeWork Chairman says 100 buildings temporarily closed in China
    Canadian finance minister warns nCoV "will hit Canadian economy..."
    WHO says outbreak in Europe could be "spark that becomes a bigger fire"
    Hong Kong reports 6 new cases, bringing total to 42, evacuates building where two nCoV patients lived
    NRF forecasts drop in retail sales in February
    British Airways extends China flight cancellations
    President Xi addresses party officials at outbreak control center

    Update (2010ET): With the numbers now "well under control," it appears Beijing no longer needs local officials to "manage" the data/health-crisis, and has decided to fire the two highest-ranking health officials in the Hubei Province and transition control to someone higher up the chain and closer to CCP committee. [more]

    [3rd part next]

  3. Lockdown in Beijing and Shanghai [~ 1 hr Hal Turner show]

    A Lancet study indicates coronavirus is resistant to direct sunlight

    Almost every natural virus/bacteria is killed by direct sunlight UV-C , but this one seems resistant to direct sunlight, hence the Chinese mass spraying of disinfectants

    Is Hong Kong showing symptoms of a failed state?

    The Truth About the Coronavirus - COLLAPSE?! [55 min. video lead-in]

    Preparations for a pandemic in Australia Darwin mining camp
    prepared for evacuees

    Preparations are under way to use a mining camp near Darwin to temporarily house people evacuated from coronavirus-hit Wuhan.

    Coronavirus is evolving and mutating

    Largest Meta-Analysis Of Sequenced Genomes Of The Coronavirus Reveals A New Subtype Has Emerged

    While many medical experts are denying that the new 2019n-CoV coronavirus has mutated or can mutate, a new meta-analysis based on a detailed study of all known genomes sequenced from samples collated from all infected patients from around the world have revealed a disturbing fact that many medical experts and health organizations are refusing to make known to the public, the coronavirus has a new subtype that has emerged since its first debut in December 2019. [more]

    Screening travellers will only catch less than HALF of infected travellers Coronavirus screening misses more than half of infected patients, according to UCLA study

    Screening travelers for the 2019 coronavirus is not very effective and will catch less than half of infected travelers, on average, and most infected travelers are not showing symptoms of the virus and are unaware they have been exposed, according to UCLA scientists whose research is currently under review.

    The research calls for enhanced screening methods at airports and other travel hubs. [more; ah - lil late there fellas]

    Wuhan funeral home staff member reveals real death toll of coronavirus

    Exclusive: Wuhan funeral home staffer reveals real death toll of coronavirus | NTD [~ 16.6 min. video]

    [lest we forget]
    Thin ice in the Arctic [incl. Margo's 28.25 min. update]

  4. Some chilling stuff in this interview with a crematorium director in Wuhan:

  5. Yeah, i saw that. i'm beginning to wonder about U.S. numbers too.

    U.S. confirms 13th coronavirus case [3 min. news spot]

    [as you'll hear in the video, they're releasing people after 2 weeks of showing no symptoms. We JUST HEARD yesterday that the incubation period (where infected people show NO signs, yet can still infect others) is up to 24 days now - more than 3 weeks - that these people should remain quarantined!]

    WHO gives the new coronavirus a name: COVID-19
    [~ 5 min. news piece]

  6. I watched a news conference by the WHO, and the director said that the 24 days was 'an outlier' (likely true), that the median incubation time was 5 days (likely true), and that in 'many cases' when they investigate further, they find the person did have a later exposure (likely true). But I note that he didn't say in ALL cases, and he didn't say in THAT case, so WHAT IF that 24 days was legit and there WAS no later exposure to someone infected? All it would take is one outlier case like that to be released from confinement and become a 'super spreader'.

  7. Exactly. i don't think humanity is ready for anything like this, especially if people don't feel any symptoms for a while.
    You walk through an airport where a bunch of Chinese just got off the plane from Hubei province and you go about your business getting on another flight or going home, or to sight-see or to work - and now YOU'RE spreading it around without even knowing! They aren't disinfecting the planes either, so this virus is going to continue to spread, if you ask me.

    There's no cure or vaccine and no one has any immunity to it.

    Rare snowfall blankets Baghdad for the second time in more than 100 years, Iraq

    Residents of Baghdad, Iraq woke up to the city blanketed in rare snow on Tuesday, February 11, 2020-- a sight last seen in 2008 and the second time in more than a century. According to the Iraqi Meteorological Organization, the country is exposed to a cold polar air mass which peaked on the same day. [more]

    Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" strengthening near New Caledonia

    Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" formed on February 9, 2020, about 340 km (210 miles) west of Sanma, Vanuatu as the 4th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue strengthening as it moves close to New Caledonia over the next 24 to 48 hours. [more]

    Very heavy rains hit NSW, extinguish 'mega-fire' and trigger widespread flooding, Australia

    Very heavy rains hit New South Wales over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and cutting power to about 100 000 homes but also extinguishing more than 30 fires, including one dubbed 'mega-fire.' Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate on Sunday night, February 9, amid fears of rising floodwaters. [more; can't catch a break!]

    Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

    Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned Tuesday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. [more]

    [aftermath of Ciara]
    Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding

    A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and major flooding. As of Monday morning, February 10, the storm claimed at least 5 lives - 1 in the UK, 2 in Poland, 1 in Sweden and 1 in Slovenia. Ciara is the third named storm of the 2019/20 European windstorm season. [more]

    [2nd piece next]

  8. Police: Driver traveling 79 mph when Oklahoma students hit

    A police report said the driver, Max Leroy Townsend, 57, was traveling at about 24 mph (39 kph) in Moore on Feb. 2 before accelerating, crossing two lanes of traffic onto the sidewalk, striking several parked vehicles and slamming into the students.

    The accident report said that after striking the students, Townsend continued along the sidewalk before re-crossing the traffic lanes and a yard, striking more vehicles and coming to a stop a few blocks from the school, where he was arrested.[more; doesn't that sound like a JJFH style "medical event?"]

    [reading further, it says he just lost his OWN son in a traffic accident the day before! Article suggests he could have been drunk, but it's not certain until tests come back.]

    Exposure to ozone pollution linked to increased risk of death for city dwellers worldwide

    A new international study, which is the largest its kind published to date, has found that daily exposure to ground-level ozone in cities around the globe is associated with an increased risk of death. [more]

    [and in a big nod to super polluters]
    Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup

    President Donald Trump asked Congress on Monday to slash funding for the Superfund program around the country, despite already building up the biggest backlog in 15 years of hazardous waste clean-ups stalled for lack of money.

    Overall, the president proposed cutting $2.4 billion, or 26%, out of the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump vowed as a candidate to cut all but “little tidbits” of the EPA in a push to eliminate regulations he sees as burdening businesses. As president he has called annually for cuts nearing one-third of the agency's budget. [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  9. [so here's "Dr." Donald Trump, faux virologist speaking]
    Trump news: Trump says coronavirus will go away in April because of 'the heat' as he praises 'executions' of drug dealers in rambling speech

    Donald Trump is facing ridicule after claiming the coronavirus will likely disappear in April when "the heat comes in” as backlash grows over US border officials reportedly blasting a Native American burial site to make way for the border wall.

    On Monday, Mr Trump seemingly attempted to mitigate fears of a global pandemic by telling the nation's governors in the White House State Dining Room: "The heat, generally speaking, kills this kind of virus." He said the US was "in very good shape" to handle the spread of the virus after the death toll surpassed 900 victims in China.

    Meanwhile, the president was “basically trampling on the tribe’s history” in ordering the controlled blasting of the Native American burial site, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who represents the district in question, told CBS News. Mr Trump was meanwhile seeking a reported $2bn (£1.5bn) to fund further construction of the wall in his $4.8 trillion (£3.7 trillion) budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year.

    The president unveiled his $4.8 trillion budget on Monday, a massive document proposing dramatic cuts to safety net social programmes like Medicaid and Medicare, affordable housing and food stamps, while boosting billions of dollars to defence spending and construction of his long-promised border wall.
    [more; he's also looking at more tax cuts for the rich, i'm sure]

    Torrential rain hits Southeast as forecast warns of spring flood

    A week of torrential downpours is underway across the Southeast and lower Mississippi Valley. With saturated ground and swollen rivers, the three-month outlook calls for the likelihood of major river flooding this spring in some of the same areas hard hit by last year's historic floods. [more]