Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Event Update For 2020-03-24

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

2020-03-24 - Underground electrical explosions and fires blow manhole covers off, buckle road, shoot flames from manholes, in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Authorities said there were multiple explosions, as flames shot out of the manholes. Fire officials said the explosions were strong enough to send manhole covers flying, and caused the road to buckle."

2020-03-24 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame on Lime Kiln Lane in Kidsgrove (Britain):

2020-03-24 - Waste transfer station damaged by fire just before 6 AM in Salem (Massachusetts):

2020-03-24 - Coronavirus death toll rises by record 163 to 704 in the United States:

Quote: "There are at least 52,976 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States and 704 people have died, according to CNN Health’s tally of US cases that are detected and tested in the US through public health systems. There have already been 163 deaths reported today, according to a tally by CNN, making this the deadliest day in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began."

Note: So we're up to one person dying from COVID-19 every 9 minutes in the United States, so far, basically following the Italy/Spain trajectory, albeit a week or two behind them...

2020-03-24 - Coronavirus death toll hits 12 with 1,014 cases in Texas, most infected people younger than age 40:

Quote: "HSEM’s numbers show that in Travis County, 27.6% of all cases are in the 20-29 age group. The 30-39 age group follows in second place with 26.5% of all Travis County cases. About 56% of all cases in Travis County are in patients younger than 40. As of Tuesday, there have been 12 deaths and are 1,014 COVID-19 cases reported in Texas."

2020-03-24 - Coronavirus death toll rises by 743 to 6,820 in Italy:

Quote: "The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 743 in one day to 6,820, reversing a declining trend in fatalities observed over the last two days."

2020-03-24 - Coronavirus death toll rises by 514 to 2,696 with 39,673 cases in Spain, ice rink turned into morgue:

Quote: "The coronavirus death toll in Spain has jumped by 514 in a single day, as the situation in the country quickly worsens. Official figures show that 2,696 people have now died in the country and close to 40,000 are infected. About 5,400 health care workers are among those confirmed cases."

Quote: "With hospitals, funeral homes and crematoriums in and around the capital struggling to keep pace [with the mounting number of corpses], an ice rink in the city has been pressed into service as a makeshift morgue and Madrid’s cavernous Ifema conference centre has been converted into a field hospital with capacity for 5,500 beds."

2020-03-24 - Three US Navy sailors test positive for coronavirus aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean:

Quote: "Three Navy sailors tested positive for the coronavirus while they were aboard an aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific. It’s the first such incident aboard a deployed warship, authorities said Tuesday. The sailors, who have not been identified, are assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier based in San Diego. 'Those individuals have been quarantined and are being flown off the ship,' acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon."

2020-03-24 - Could we be headed for a Greater Depression, even worse than the Great Depression?

2020-03-24 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on Judy Lane in Copperas Cove (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "Copperas Cove firefighters are working to put out a fire in a neighborhood near Allen St. The fire erupted after an explosion at a home."

Note: This is the 28th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-03-24 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame in harbor in coastal Whitby (Britain):

Quote: "New Quay Road – 21:21 Crews from Whitby and Lythe responded to a trawler on fire in the harbour that was confined to the bridge. Crews extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet, lighting and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: This is the 344th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-24 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Rome Street in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire(Carlisle) 24 Mar 2020 At 12:32 hours on 24th march 2020, two fire engines attended a large vehicle fire on Rome Street, Carlisle. The incident involved a car transporter and one vehicle on the transporter and firefighters used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Crews remained at scene approximately one hour and fifteen minutes."

Note: This is the 15th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-03-24 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-80 near Geneseo (Illinois):

2020-03-24 - Six tractor trailers destroyed by fire shortly after 12:30 AM while parked at food distributor in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Sid Wainer and Son specialty food distribution company is postponing, not canceling, its next food rescue pop-up event for families hurt by the coronavirus, after a general alarm, overnight fire destroyed six tractor-trailers and damaged the loading dock."

2020-03-24 - Tractor bursts into flame on the N52 Dundalk to Ardee Road in Readypenny (Ireland):

2020-03-24 - Tractor bursts into flame in Gunstone, near Crediton (Britain):

Note: These are the 424th-433rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-24 - Box truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-03-24 - Box truck bursts into flame at 12:39 AM on Kingsbury Street in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2020-03-24 - Van bursts into flame just after 4 AM while parked at mall in Lompoc (California):

2020-03-24 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2020-03-24 - SUV bursts into flame on M40 slip road near Gaydon (Britain):

2020-03-24 - Car bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):

2020-03-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Priorland Road in coastal Dundalk (Ireland):

2020-03-24 - Car bursts into flame at 2:05 AM on St Levan Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-03-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-285 at Lavista Road in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2020-03-24 - Motorcycles and garage go up in flames at home in Eden (Utah), nobody there:

Quote: "Responding fire crews say the fire started in the garage where the homeowner was storing plane parts, motorcycles, vehicle repair items, and miscellaneous fuels."

2020-03-24 - Barn and equipment destroyed by fire near Canandaigua Road and Route 31 in Macedon (New York), some cows killed:

2020-03-24 - Industrial warehouse heavily damaged by massive fire on Center Street in Birmingham (Alabama):

2020-03-24 - Commercial building destroyed by fire in the wee hours near Lake of the Ozarks in Camdenton (Missouri):

2020-03-24 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Manchester Street in Keene (New Hampshire):

2020-03-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Oakwood Drive in Grayslake (Illinois):

2020-03-24 - Beach home destroyed by fire before 6 AM on Grove Beach Road South in coastal Westbrook (Connecticut), nobody there:

2020-03-24 - Home destroyed by fire before 2:50 AM on Center Street in Lakehurst (New Jersey):

2020-03-24 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in Goodlettsville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2020-03-24 - Motel heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on South Main Street in Harrison (Arkansas):

2020-03-24 - Deadly fire burns home in Woodbridge (Virginia):

2020-03-24 - Deadly fire burns home on Southwest 109th Avenue in Tigard (Oregon):

2020-03-24 - Deadly fire burns home along State Highway 92 near Bagley (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2020-03-24 - Vacant building burns on Osage Street in St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-03-24 - Vacant home burns at 11:30 PM on Nelson Street in Syracuse (New York):

2020-03-24 - Man drops dead inside supermarket in Paterson (New Jersey):

2020-03-24 - Man, 66, slumps over dead in semi tractor at recycling site in High Point (North Carolina):

Quote: "A man was found dead in the driver's seat of a tractor at a North Carolina recycling site, but foul play is not suspected, police said."

2020-03-24 - Person found dead in submerged vehicle at boat launch on the Fox River near De Pere (Wisconsin):

2020-03-24 - Man, 29, has 'medical emergency' and dies at Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George (Virginia):

Quote: "A 29-year-old inmate at Riverside Regional jail went into medical distress and died early Tuesday, jail officials said, the third prisoner death at the facility in eight months. The inmate, Michael Dillon, experienced a medical emergency at 12:06 a.m. while being examined by medical personnel and eventually died after efforts to revive him failed, Capt. Charlene Jones said in a news release."

2020-03-24 - Man, 27, found dead in the water at Des Plaines River dam in Rockdale (Illinois):

2020-03-24 - Woman, 47, found dead outside business on Daisetta Street in Rowland Heights (California):

2020-03-24 - Person found dead near 9th Avenue SE in Mandan (North Dakota), 1700 feet from the Heart River:

2020-03-24 - Man found dead in drainage ditch in Houston (Texas):

2020-03-24 - Man found dead in apartment on South Goodman Street in Rochester (New York):

2020-03-24 - Woman, 57, found dead in the water along Harbourfront Walk near shopping center in coastal Singapore:

2020-03-24 - Man in his 50s found dead in campervan parked near Ferry Road Drive in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2020-03-24 - Man found dead on beach in coastal Kilcreggan (Scotland):

2020-03-24 - Person found dead in the Grand Union Canal in Leicester (Britain):

2020-03-24 - Man in his 20s found dead on Union Street in Sheffield (Britain):

2020-03-24 - Driver has 'medical episode', prison van crashes into coffee shop, on Portland Street in Manchester (Britain), 2 injured:

Quote: "The driver of the vehicle suffered a 'medical episode' before the vehicle ploughed into the building on Portland Street, just before 9am."

2020-03-24 - Man, 59, has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into SUV and car, in Woodbridge (South Carolina), 1 killed:

Quote: "It appears that the victim suffered some sort of medical episode while operating his pickup truck. The man was declared dead a short while after the collisions. The victim was 59 years old and was from Woodbridge."

2020-03-24 - Cargo ship crashes into fishing ship in coastal Corral Bay (Chile), 6 likely killed:

2020-03-24 - Tanker truck overturns in the wee hours on Howe Street near coastal Southport (North Carolina):

2020-03-24 - Tractor trailer overturns into median on I-10 in Tallahassee (Florida):

2020-03-24 - SUV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Bensalem (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-03-24 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Marshfield (Missouri), 2 killed:

2020-03-24 - Two cars collide head-on, on State Route 67 near San Vicente Reservoir (California), 1 killed:

2020-03-24 - Car veers off road just after 3:30 AM, crashes into home, in coastal Sarasota (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-03-24 - New active earthquake faults discovered near Mount Hood that could trigger M7.2 earthquake and devastate everything as far as Portland (Oregon):

2020-03-24 - Large destructive tornado rips through northern Mississippi and northern Alabama, homes flattened:

2020-03-24 - Hailstorm collapses market in Mexico City (Mexico):

2020-03-24 - Oil majors preparing for $10/barrel oil:

2020-03-24 - Pandemic collateral damage as blood banks are running out of stock, which would be devastating for millions of people:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. Your last story has "confounding problems" written all over it. This virus and our reaction to it is causing knock-on trouble, like lack of firefighters, police or other first-responders (from infection and isolation), diminished blood supply (lack of donors due to isolation), shortage of agricultural workers (due to border policy, isolation and infection), economic (oil/gas demand) loss (isolation of population), factory output crippled (isolation of population), shortages of supplies and supply chain disruption (isolation of population and infection) and more. Here in the U.S. we have a tough time with doing the right thing to keep the virus at bay due to "leadership" issues (priorities are different for the powerful), independence-minded citizenry (isolation only applies to others) and false media narratives ('the flu is worse,' etc.).
    So we still probably have many people running around infecting others unwittingly (they have COVID-19, but in the dormant stage - where they can infect others without showing symptoms). My truck-driving son (in MD) most likely had it recently but fought through it WHILE STILL WORKING (not a good idea). He had all the symptoms and felt like shit for about a week, though it wasn't enough to keep him out of the truck. He said he has very little contact with others (delivering mainly to farms and feed-mills up and down the east coast). My youngest in CA is currently out of work due to a persistent cough.

    Coronavirus: Listening To (And Rebutting) The Critics [~ 45.5 min. Martenson video]

    Thursday, 26 March 2020
    Covid-19: Day 87: Mar26th: Why Did Hundreds Of CEOs Resign Just Before The Virus? Millions of locusts cover streets in Oman: Fired Americans Send Unemployment Websites Crashing Down: US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved.

    It’s the highest monthly number on record, and the year-to-date total outpaces even the wave of executive exits during the financial crisis. By the end of the year, an all-time record high 1,480 CEOs had left their posts. Hmmm. [more]

    A 21 million drop in mobile phone users in the past three months account for about 5% or 300 million people of China's total mobile users, leaving a six million gap in lost users which cannot be explained! Dead?

    Could mobile data from China's top three mobile firms show the true death count in China during the first three months of the Covid-19 outbreak, suggesting the death toll is in the millions instead of the official count of 3,281? [more; YES!]

    [2nd piece below]

  2. Red Flag Warning in six states, March 25

    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings due to low humidity and strong winds in areas of Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Most of the warnings expire Wednesday evening. [more; sorry it's late]

    More than 1 billion people in “total lockdown” in India after coronavirus cases spike – “To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family, every street, every neighborhood is being put under lockdown”

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

    The restrictions came into force at midnight local time (18:30 GMT) and will be enforced for 21 days.

    “There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Mr Modi said in a televised address.

    He appealed for people not to panic – but crowds quickly mobbed stores in the capital, Delhi, and other cities.[more]

    Coal mines emit more methane than oil-and-gas sector, study finds

    Methane emissions from coal mines could be more than double previous estimates, according to a new study.

    The fossil-fuel industry is understood to be one of the biggest sources of atmospheric methane, primarily due to leaks from the production of oil and gas.

    However, a new paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production suggests that coal mining may actually be a bigger contributor to levels of the greenhouse gas, with emissions set to grow considerably in the coming years. [more; even abandoned mines apparently leak methane]

    A Plant in Florida Emits Vast Quantities of a Greenhouse Gas Nearly 300 Times More Potent Than Carbon Dioxide

    Ascend’s sprawling chemical complex north of Pensacola releases nitrous oxide into the atmosphere equivalent to the emissions from 2.1 million cars per year. [more; "swell"]

    Our Growing Food Demands Will Lead to More Corona-like Viruses

    As agriculture expands, habitats will shrink. That will likely lead to higher numbers of the species that transmit deadly diseases. [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  3. A Massive Surge Of Unemployment Like America Has Never Seen Before

    The pace at which Americans are losing their jobs is absolutely breathtaking. According to the Wall Street Journal, the largest number of new claims for unemployment benefits ever recorded in a single week prior to this year was 695,000 during the week that ended October 2nd, 1982. So that means that what we are now witnessing is completely unprecedented. About half the country is currently under some sort of a “shelter-in-place” order, and there has never been a nationwide shutdown of businesses anything like what we are currently experiencing. Many are hoping that America will be able to “get back to normal” soon, but that all depends on the progression of this pandemic. The number of newly confirmed cases in the U.S. spiked by more than 11,000 on Wednesday, and the number of new deaths continues to escalate at a very alarming rate. Until those numbers start to improve, life is definitely not going to “get back to normal”.

    In recent days, so many newly unemployed Americans have been trying to file for unemployment benefits that it has been crashing websites all over the country. For example, a newly unemployed worker in Michigan named Aaron Garza never was able to file for benefits through Michigan’s unemployment website although he kept on trying throughout Monday and Tuesday…[more]

    Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

    It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during the conoravirus pandemic.

    Kazakhstan, one of the world’s biggest shippers of wheat flour, banned exports of that product along with others, including carrots, sugar and potatoes. Vietnam temporarily suspended new rice export contracts. Serbia has stopped the flow of its sunflower oil and other goods, while Russia is leaving the door open to shipment bans and said it’s assessing the situation weekly. [more]

    Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event - the third in just five years.

    Warmer sea temperatures - particularly in February - are feared to have caused huge coral loss across the world's largest reef system. [more]

    [4th part next]

  4. Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: Here's Who's Eligible For Relief Payment

    If all the alarming coronavirus headlines have your anxiety at an all-time high, here’s some good news: A highly anticipated stimulus package meant to provide financial relief to consumers and businesses struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is ready to be set in motion.

    Though the details of the plan have yet to be finalized and voted on, Congress has essentially agreed on the major provisions. The CARES Act, which lawmakers spent the past several days hashing out, includes a historic $2 trillion in relief funds.

    But the big question on most people’s minds is whether they qualify for a cut of the money. Here’s a look at the plan, who qualifies and when you can expect to get paid. [more]

    Severe storm moving across country could cause flooding as South braces for record heat

    A storm continues to move east as heavy snow falls in the west and hail falls in the Bay area. Up to a foot of snow fell from California to Wyoming and Montana as parts of I-80 had to be shut down overnight due to heavy snow.

    The complex storm system stretches from the Rockies into the Plains with heavy snow still falling in the Rockies Thursday.

    By Thursday night into early Friday morning, the entire western storm will move into the Plains and is expected to bring severe weather to the region.

    The first round of storms will be Thursday night from Kansas to Missouri with large hail and damaging winds. [more; map]

    [5th section below]

  5. Groundbreaking chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus [~ 2.2 min. news video]

    Here are the ‘dirty dozen’ fruit and vegetables laced with legal pesticides — even organics have traces

    Raisins are surprise offenders this year with neurotoxic insecticide chlorpyrifos, which some research has shown can harm the nervous system in children

    Nearly 70% of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of legal though potentially harmful chemical pesticides even in small amounts, and a popular snack for children is another big offender.

    Among the top choices to limit exposure to pesticides? Avocados, asparagus and honeydew melon. [more]

    [from the right (Fox News) and apologists]
    Dinesh D'Souza and Dan Bongino expose biggest lies infecting coronavirus coverage [~ 7 min. 'news' piece]

    [strolling along the beach]
    Mysterious Military Mine Washes Ashore in North Carolina

    The barnacle-encrusted sphere is actually a simulated sea mine used to train mine hunters. [more; good thing it wasn't real]

    [another win for the environment]
    Dozens of elephants 'set free' as chairs used to carry tourists are scrapped in wake of COVID-19 downturn

    Dozens of elephants were set free this morning (March 25) as their owners scrapped the heavy wooden chairs that are tied to their backs for carrying tourists. The jumbos at the Maesa elephant camp in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, have been giving rides to holidaymakers for 44 years but the Covid-19 coronavirus has decimated tourism. [more]

    Astronomers just found the edge of the Milky Way galaxy

    Astronomers have found the edge of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, using the movement of nearby galaxies to work out how large it is.

    The Milky Way is mind-bogglingly big: 1.9 million light years in diameter, it turns out, more than 15 times wider than the shining spiral disc part it is named after. [more]

  6. [some Thursday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, March 26, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Coronavirus pandemic battering global economy: surveys

    New Currency Crisis Dawns: Mexican Peso Plunges to Record Low Against the Dollar

    Asian economies may ride out the coronavirus crisis better than the West, analysts say

    Negative rates come to the US: 1-month and 3-month Treasury bill yields are now below zero

    Largest Collapse in Eurozone Business Activity Ever

    The Euro Won't Survive This Crisis

    Peter Schiff: Coronavirus Is Exposing the Truth About the Economy

    Unprecedented Collapse: US Airline Traffic Currently Just 10% Of Normal

    Like Previous Pandemics, Covid-19 Will Shape the Fates of Nations

    "Tinderbox For Spread": UN Braces For Covid-19 Carnage In Refugee Camps

    Cesium - The Most Important Metal You've Never Heard Of

    Occidental Petroleum cuts CEO, staff pay to combat falling oil prices

    The Permian Boom Is Going Bust

    Potato industry scrambles to meet surging consumer demand

    New Player Begins Clearing Rainforest for World's Largest Palm Oil Plantation

    Working from home? Switch off Amazon's Alexa (say lawyers)

    The Staggering Collapse of U.S. Intelligence on the Coronavirus
    An agency tasked with tracking future bio threats fell down on the job, causing us to wonder what else we don't know.

    Media Struggle to Defend Washington's Cruelty Toward Venezuela and Iran as Coronavirus Spreads

    What Are All the Fed's Corporate & Investor Bailout Programs and SPVs? Here's the Whole Shitload of Them
    Indirectly via its Special Purpose Vehicles and its Primary Dealers, the Fed can buy even old bicycles, as long as taxpayers take the losses.

    Share Buybacks Are Toast for 2020: Oops, that was the $4.6 Trillion Driver of the Stock-Market-Bubble

    Commission recommends women be required to register for military draft
    The New Federal Reserve as Garbage Can for All Capitalist Debt

    Coronavirus May Deliver Coup de Grace to Overrated Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS)

    The Pandemic Is Accelerating the Breakdown That Began a Decade Ago

    Summer in March: Record heat to scorch South this week

    Layoffs and food lines: How the pandemic slams the poorest U.S. workers

    California sees 1 million unemployment claims in less than two weeks

    Retail Grinds to a Halt as 47,000 Stores Close

    US Output Drops at Fastest Rate in a Decade

    FDIC asks Americans to keep their money in the banks

    Four Mortgage REITs Collapse After Chaos Hit Markets for Residential & Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

    As coronavirus pandemic surges, hospitals prepare for grim possibility of 'ventilator triage'

    New York, Hawaii and North Carolina ask FEMA for help handling coronavirus dead

    Cuomo to Trump "You Pick the 26,000 Who Will Die"

  7. Oh this is a good read....