Friday, February 28, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-27

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

2020-02-27 - Unknown odor sickens staff and students at Arthur A. Richards K-8 School on the island of St. Croix (US Virgin Islands), 3000 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "This is the latest in a long string of V.I government office closings, almost always schools and generally on St. Croix, due to mysterious smells, going back a decade."

2020-02-27 - 20 countries confirm new coronavirus cases as outbreak surges outside China:

2020-02-27 - Coronavirus death toll reaches 26 with 245 reported infections in Iran:

Quote: "The doctor, who requested anonymity to speak freely, said the official tally vastly underestimates the true number of cases. 'We didn’t have a way to test people earlier and don’t have the capacity to screen everyone,' he said, in a telephone interview."

Note: Those numbers aren't making sense. Either they've got a super-virulent strain or they're drastically undercounting the number of infections, and it sounds like their own doctors believe it's the latter...

2020-02-27 - Dog tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong has been found to have a 'low level' of the virus, the Hong Kong government said early Friday."

2020-02-27 - Dow plunges 1,191 points on coronavirus fears, biggest point drop in history:

Quote: "Stocks are now headed for their worst week since October 2008, during the global financial crisis."

Note: Three of the five largest point losses in history on the Dow have happened this week. Of the top 20 biggest point losses in Dow history, 14 have occurred under Trump, 5 occurred under Bush Junior and 1 occurred under Obama. Of the 20 biggest percentage drops in Dow history, only 4 have occurred in this century, all 4 of them under Bush Junior...

2020-02-27 - Cannibalism increasing among polar bears in Arctic:

2020-02-27 - Massive glacier collapse causes catastrophic mudflow near Machu Picchu (Peru):

2020-02-27 - More than a fifth of temperate forests were destroyed by wildfires in Australia in the past year:

2020-02-27 - SUV bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to 2 homes and 2 more vehicles, in coastal Long Branch (New Jersey):

Quote: "The blaze began around 5 a.m. Thursday in the Range Rover in the 400 block of Exchange Place, witnesses told News12, which published video of the fire spreading."

2020-02-27 - Patrol boat 'Monitor' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Boothbay Harbor (Maine), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The 35-foot patrol vessel Monitor caught fire Monday morning, Feb. 24 while at the dock at Department of Marine Resources’ Boothbay Harbor facility, DMR spokesman Jeff Nichols said Thursday, Feb. 27. No one was on board at the time, Nichols said in an email response."

2020-02-27 - Yacht bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while docked in coastal Sai Kung, Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "27th February 2020 – (Hong Kong) At around 2.30am today, a 25-metre yacht caught fire in the sea opposite Che Keng Tuk Road in Sai Kung. No one was injured in the incident and firemen are investigating the cause of fire."

Note: These are the 307th and 308th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-27 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "A Lubbock school bus with no children on board caught fire and was shut down and smoking at 42nd and Avenue U, in front of Clapp Park Thursday afternoon (February 27th, 2020)."

Note: Also see the tanker truck that burst into flame at a convenience store in Lubbock on this day. This is the 21st school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 78th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-02-27 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-80 in Hercules (California):

Quote: "At 2:50 p.m., CHP officers learned of a big-rig car hauler that caught fire on the right side of westbound Interstate 80 lanes just east of Hercules after a caller said they used up a fire extinguisher."

Note: This is the 10th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-02-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at convenience store in Lubbock (Texas):

2020-02-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on I-35 in Olathe (Kansas):

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on East Prospect Road in Windsor Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Hugo (Oregon):

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 ramp near Sturgis (South Dakota):

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-4 in Orlando (Florida):

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Lee Boulevard in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Clayton County (Georgia):

Quote: "A tractor trailer fire has all lanes blocked on southbound I-75 at Tara Boulevard. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes."

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM on Highway 97 near Williams Lake (Canada):

Note: These are the 293rd-302nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-27 - Three garbage trucks destroyed by fire at 3 AM while parked at business in Starkey (New York):

2020-02-27 - Truck bursts into flame on Dickens Road in Old Wolverton (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 27 February, 12.35am Fire in rear compartment of lorry, Dickens Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel jet."

2020-02-27 - RV bursts into flame at 5:30 AM while parked in Hunt County, fire spreads to cars, near Greenville (Texas):

Quote: "The Hunt County Fire Marshal’s Office reported the fire occurred at around 5:30 a.m. in a recreational vehicle where the victim was living in the 2900 block of FM 903. Investigator David Alexander said a barn covering the RV also caught fire. 'There were a couple or three cars and the RV, which was also destroyed,' Alexander said."

2020-02-27 - RV bursts into flame while parked at RV park on Olive Highway in Oroville (California), 1 injured:

2020-02-27 - RV bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked near Midwest Boulevard and Triplett Road in Guthrie (Oklahoma):

2020-02-27 - RV bursts into flame on I-70 in Kansas City (Kansas):

Note: These are the 54th, 55th, 56th and 57th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-02-27 - Van bursts into flame on the A932 near coastal Clocksbriggs (Scotland):

2020-02-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on SW Buck Hollow Road near Sheridan (Oregon):

2020-02-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M50 near Tallaght (Ireland):

2020-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on Ladysmith Avenue in coastal Brightlingsea (Britain):

2020-02-27 - Car bursts into flame at 12:25 AM on Regent Street in Wellington (Britain):

2020-02-27 - Car bursts into flame on Tivoli Gardens (street) in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Tivoli Gardens, Grimsby. Thu 27 Feb 2020 20:27 (No: 004385) Car fire. One hose reel and one breathing apparatus in use."

2020-02-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame at gas station in Fife Lake (Michigan):

2020-02-27 - Pickup truck and home destroyed by fire on East Old Squaw Road in Odessa (Delaware), 800 feet from the Appoquinimink River:

2020-02-27 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "The blaze, which also destroyed two cars in the driveway, could be seen as far as five miles away."

2020-02-27 - Truck repair shop heavily damaged by fire just after 6 AM in Ashford (Alabama):

2020-02-27 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire on Lancing Road in Croydon area in coastal London (Britain):

2020-02-27 - Large tire erupts along Abbeville Highway in Anderson County (South Carolina):

2020-02-27 - Poultry plant heavily damaged by massive fire near Bloomfield (Nebraska), 400,000 chickens killed:

Quote: "The fire was so intense that a National Weather Service satellite detected the heat from 22,236 miles above the Earth, said Corey Mead, a weather service meteorologist."

2020-02-27 - Home damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in the Mansion Flats area in Sacramento (California):

2020-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire on Township Road 1189 near Perry (Ohio):

2020-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Wilcox County (Georgia):

2020-02-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM near 29th Street and Virginia Place near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):

2020-02-27 - Three homes go up in flames on Xenia Avenue in Dayton (Ohio):

2020-02-27 - Four waterfront townhomes destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Bayshore Avenue in coastal Brigantine (New Jersey):

2020-02-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire at Indian Lakes Apartments in Mishawaka (Indiana):

2020-02-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Flats at Creekside Park Apartments in Arvada (Colorado):

2020-02-27 - Apartments and photography studio destroyed by fire on North Main Street in Washington (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-27 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by huge blaze at the Eastern Wharf in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2020-02-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire on SW Lombard Avenue in Beaverton (Oregon), 2 injured:

2020-02-27 - Deadly fire burns garage at home on Sacarrappa Road in Oxford (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2020-02-27 - Deadly fire burns home on Charleston Avenue in Huntington (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-02-27 - Deadly fire burns home just after 11 PM in Warrenton (Virginia), 2 killed:

2020-02-27 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 1 AM on Old Mill Circle in Watauga (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-02-27 - Deadly fire destroys home before 1:30 AM on Annette Street in the Gentilly area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2020-02-27 - Deadly fire burns building in Strasbourg (France), 5 killed, 7 injured:

220-02-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:05 AM on West 9th Street in Ashtabula (Ohio), near Lake Erie:

2020-02-27 - Man, 23, dies in swimming pool a little more than 5 feet deep at resort in coastal Yeh Sumbul on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

Quote: "A Finnish tourist was found drowned in a swimming pool on Thursday morning at four local times in Bali, Indonesia, according to several local media."

Quote: "The Jembrana Police Criminal Investigation Unit AKP Yogi Paramagita questioned all witnesses and the Jembrana Police Inafis and Dr. Nopal’s finally exanimated the body with the results that the victim drowned in a swimming pool with a depth of 160 cm."

2020-02-27 - Man, 27, found dead in submerged car in canal in Tamarac (Florida):

2020-02-27 - Man drops dead on Rifle Street near the Mill River in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-02-27 - Man, 59, loses consciousness and dies at Highbridge Park in coastal Washington Heights, Manhattan (New York):

2020-02-27 - Man, 19, found dead in Sand Hollow Reservoir at Sand Hollow State Park (Utah):

2020-02-27 - Person found dead near the Red River in Fargo (North Dakota):

2020-02-27 - Man found dead in the Willamette River near the Buena Vista Ferry in Marion County (Oregon):

2020-02-27 - Man, 48, has 'medical emergency' and dies at jail in Clinton (North Carolina):

Quote: "Jamie Beach, 48, of Roseboro, died after staff members at the Sampson County Detention Center were alerted by other inmates to a medical emergency, according to a statement released by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office."

2020-02-27 - Man found dead at home on Sandfort Road in Phenix City (Alabama):

2020-02-27 - Man found dead in the Santa Cruz Wash near Maricopa (Arizona):

2020-02-27 - Man, 48, found dead in stream near Penicuik (Scotland):

2020-02-27 - Woman has 'medical issue' on passenger plane after departing from coastal Vancouver (Canada):

Quote: "A passenger with a medical issue on board a WestJet flight from Vancouver to Winnipeg was taken to hospital upon landing on Thursday."

2020-02-27 - Man has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into parked car, on Lake View Circle in North Richland Hills (Texas):

Quote: "According to witnesses who helped get the driver of the red pickup out of the truck, he had some kind of medical issue."

2020-02-27 - Woman, 65, has 'medical event', car crashes off road, near Bosworth (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Missouri Highway Patrol says Diane Fears, 65, suffered a medical event the cause her vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway and come to rest in a field."

2020-02-27 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), electrical problem:

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes into embankment on I-20 in Trent (Texas), 1 injured:

2020-02-27 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 4 near Discovery Bay (California):

2020-02-27 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, on Red Brook Road in Mashpee (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2020-02-27 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into building, on Joor Road in Central (Louisiana), 1 injured:

2020-02-27 - Car veers off road just after 6 AM, crashes into building, in Erie (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The woman driving the vehicle may have had a medical issue and lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the building that houses Parallel Employment Group."

2020-02-27 - Car veers over centerline, goes off road, hits tree, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officials believe the cause could be related to a medical episode, but there has not been an official cause of death released."

2020-02-27 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man, kills dog, in coastal Yucatan (Mexico):

2020-02-27 - Sinkhole opens on street in Simi Valley (California):

2020-02-27 - East Africa’s huge locust outbreak spreads to Central Africa, Congo sees locusts for first time in 75 years:

2020-02-27 - Lightning strike kills 2 boys in Hwange (Zimbabwe):

2020-02-27 - Lightning strike kills 20 cattle in Zimbabwe:

2020-02-27 - We are watching the stock market do things that it has never done before:

2020-02-27 - Oil prices sink to lowest level in over a year, biggest weekly drop since 2016:

2020-02-27 - Biggest explosion since the Big Bang detected from cluster of galaxies 390 million light years away:

Quote: "Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole. Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away."


  1. Good sleep-in Saturday morning Jonny, everyone reading JJFH.

    Jeez, ya might think PA is burning up, accident ridden and falling down, not to mention being affected by CH4/H2S after today's report.

    So now dogs can get COVID-19?

    That's a lotta fried chicken raht-dare.

    Saturday, 29 February 2020
    Covid-19: Day 61: Feb 29th: Tens of thousands of cases suspected in Iran, Prof Neil Ferguson: South Korea Surge almost 1,000 new cases: 50 million deaths? Kim Jong Un threats

    Affected countries worldwide have almost doubled in 4 days and now at 60: Total confirmed cases, 85,189, 7,664 of these are in a critical condition: The death toll is at 2,924 at a rate of 3.43%. [more]

    Widespread flooding persists in Ireland and UK, another strong storm to hit western Europe this weekend

    Widespread flooding due to prolonged heavy rain continues to impact parts of the UK and Ireland, leading to evacuations and prompting the Met Office to issue warnings and alerts on Friday, February 28, 2020. The conditions are expected to worsen as another storm is set to arrive on Saturday, February 29, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to western Europe over the weekend. [more]

    Crops ravaged by a massive sandstorm, heavy impact on all crops grown in the open ground, Canary Islands

    Crops in the Canary Islands were ravaged by a massive sandstorm affecting the archipelago from February 22 through 24, 2020. Agrarian leaders are expecting the damages to be long-term as not only the current harvest was lost, but the next ones are also at risk. [more]

    Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon

    The world’s largest tropical peatlands could be destroyed if plans go ahead to drill for oil under the Congo basin, according to an investigation that suggests draining the area would release the same amount of carbon dioxide as Japan emits annually. [more]

    Mars Inc. CEO is 'very concerned' about deforestation from cocoa farming

    As America’s corporate leaders others sound the alarm on climate change, including Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, who’s pledged $10 billion to tackle the issue, chocolate manufacturers will continue having to answer for pervasive deforestation caused by cocoa growers.

    In a new interview with Yahoo Finance, Mars Inc. CEO Grant Reid said he was “very concerned” about deforestation tied to cocoa farming — which contributes to climate change — and that he’s collaborating with a coalition of companies working to address that specific problem. [more; yeah, sounds like greenwashing by both of them]

    March to herald early arrival of spring and several other alluring astronomical events

    March will not only herald the start of spring, with the 2020 equinox arriving earlier than any other equinox in the last 124 years, but also many opportunities to see the moon pair up with planets in the night sky.

    Here are the top three astronomy events to look for throughout March:

    1. Super Worm Moon
    When: March 9

    2. Morning planets and the moon
    When: March 18

    3. March equinox
    When: March 19 [more]

    [from Ah, Day-Bin Sayin'-At Fa Yizz]
    Climate change could lead to global catastrophe, new report warns [95 sec. lead-in video]

    [all about Michael Klare's new book and the U.S. military]

    [Part 2 below]

  2. [more news that won't be reflected in phony unemployment numbers]
    Layoffs To Hit Blast-Damaged Tire And Rubber Chemical Plant In Texas

    After fiery explosions shut down a chemical plant near Houston last year, the company that owns the facility is cutting about 100 jobs and plans to temporarily stop production at the site.

    TPC Group said the layoffs will impact salaried, union and hourly workers. Around 100 employees in total learned Tuesday that their role will be eliminated, according to the TPC release. [more]

    US students lag other countries in math. The reason probably lies in how schools teach it

    American students struggle in math.

    The latest results of an international exam given to teenagers ranked the USA ninth in reading and 31st in math literacy out of 79 countries and economies. America has a smaller-than-average share of top-performing math students, and scores have essentially been flat for two decades.

    One likely reason: U.S. high schools teach math differently than other countries. [more; it no longer matters]

    Blizzard-like conditions hit New York, Vermont

    Parts of the U.S. are being buried by a late winter storm, with more than 120 cm of snow expected to fall in parts of New York state, where schools have been closed and several roads are impassable.

    Elementary School Employee Diagnosed With First Coronavirus Case In Oregon

    [oh GREAT! now all THOSE kids AND THEIR FAMILIES need to be tested]

    A second case of coronavirus through community transmission found in Northern California

    Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it. [more; this is getting really scary]

    California Woman with Coronavirus from Unknown Source Is In ‘Serious Condition’

    The California woman who tested positive for coronavirus despite having no contact with anyone with the virus is in “serious condition,” her congressman, California Rep. John Garamendi, told CNN. [more]

    [3rd part next]

  3. Bizarre snow strip forms over Kansas baffling forecasters

    Weather satellites confirmed the bizarre feature, which highlights the meteorological caprice that can give rise to such narrow swaths of snow. More than a foot of snow fell in the band, which was 10 to 15 miles wide in places. Just a few miles on either side, there were hardly flurries. [more]

    [from Thanks, Nestle!]
    'Lost communities': thousands of wells in rural California may run dry

    Coronavirus puts an impressive dent in China’s carbon emissions

    [this is part of what McPherson based his latest prediction on]

    While the world battles the deadly coronavirus, China, where the number of infections has by far been the greatest, is experiencing a considerable decline in carbon emissions, mainly due to a slowdown of the country’s energy demand. [more; airline traffic - see chart]

    Coke and Pepsi sued for creating a plastic pollution ‘nuisance’

    Coke, Pepsi, NestlĂ© and other large companies are being sued by a California environmental group for creating a plastic pollution “nuisance” and misleading consumers about the recyclability of plastic. [more]

    The new coronavirus could circulate forever, experts say — becoming another illness in the sea of seasonal colds and flus

    [as usual, they assume we'll all still be here in 2030]

    Almost a quarter of California under drought conditions after bone-dry February

    A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched, as officials brace for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures. [more]

    U.S. Oil Rig Count Inches Lower Amid Coronavirus Panic

    Baker Hughes reported that the number of oil and gas rigs in the US fell this week by 1 to 790, with the total oil and gas rigs clocking in at 248 fewer than this time last year. And while it’s just a one-rig loss for the week, the downward movement—usually a boost for prices—may unsettle the shaky market further as coronavirus fears mount. [more]

    [from You Betta Hope So!]
    Will Coronavirus Slow Down In The Warmer Months Like Flu Season?

    It’s well known that the flu ebbs and flows with the weather each year. During the colder months, the virus strikes hard, infecting millions nationwide — but when spring rolls around, the illness begins to lose strength and flu activity subsides until the next cold season.

    That’s because respiratory viruses like the flu are more powerful in cool, dry air. The colder temps allow them to multiply easier and spread faster. With spring right around the corner, many are wondering if — like the flu — coronavirus cases may dwindle with the warmer weather.

    Around the world, infectious disease experts are hoping this will be the case [more]

    Judge Voids Oil And Gas Leases On 1 Million Acres Of Public Land

    A federal judge in Idaho has tossed out oil and gas leases on nearly a million acres of public land, lashing the Trump administration’s “arbitrary and capricious” policy of cutting off public input on environmental protections. [more; GREAT!]

    Rising sea levels destroy Myanmar village

    Officials say rapid erosion has already devoured 10 villages in the past four years. [more]

  4. Well of course this was going to happen. What you ask? Trump is proclaiming that the coronavirus is Dem Party driven fake news. Yep. That it is their latest hoax engineered to hurt his reelection chances. His number one son said that Dems hope millions of Americans die because it will help them win in Nov. But can a hoax kill a million people?

    The Trumps.....more evidence that intelligence isn't required to be wealthy.

  5. Trump put Pence in charge so when things go south he can blame Pence. I wonder if Pence knows he's being setup as the coronavirus fall guy. You'd think he would, but maybe not - his worshipfulness of Trump actually seems genuine.