Thursday, August 6, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-05

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2020-08-05 - Land Rover and Jaguar showroom and vehicles destroyed by huge fire at 1:30 AM in Stockport (Britain):

Quote: "A huge blaze tore through a car showroom on an industrial estate in the early hours of this morning in Stockport. Explosions could be heard as the fire ripped through the Guy Salmon Land Rover and Jaguar showroom in the early hours of this morning, according to local reports. A fire service spokesman said the fire involved a 'number of vehicles' and a building."

Quote: "The Guy Salmon Land Rover and Jaguar showroom in Stockport looked more like a 'car graveyard' in the aftermath of the fire this morning."

2020-08-05 - Wildfires rage through towns near coastal Marseille (France), 22 injured, thousands evacuated:

Quote: "Wildfires have torn through several towns near Marseille in France, leaving at least 22 people injured and forcing the evacuation of 2,700 people. Around 1,800 firefighters supported by planes and helicopters battled the worst fire through the night around the town of Martigues."

2020-08-05 - More than 1,200 wildfires in two months burn across Algeria:

2020-08-05 - Crane bursts into flame at business near Magna (Utah):

Quote: "A follow-up tweet at 11:30 a.m. said: 'A crane doing maintenance work caught fire, the crane is a total loss. Estimated at $750K. Fire is out.'"

2020-08-05 - Three-quarters of adults with COVID-19 have heart damage:

2020-08-05 - Naked man attacks businesses with hammer at 2:28 AM, acts agitated, injures himself, in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "Bakersfield police arrested a naked man who broke business windows with a hammer in southeast Bakersfield overnight. Multiple businesses were damaged on East Brundage Lane, near Highway 58 around 2:27 a.m. Wednesday. The man was arrested for felony vandalism and was transported to an area hospital for treatment on a self-inflected wound and agitated behavior, according to BPD."

2020-08-05 - Half-naked man, 30, attacks two Walmart employees then strips naked and flees, in Breaux Bridge (Louisiana):

Quote: "Police say Zenon strikes a second victim, a 68-year-old man, before stripping to his 'birthday suit' and fleeing the store Zenon was apprehended a short while later and issued an order of protective custody while he undergoes an evaluation at a local hospital, Cantu said."

2020-08-05 - Naked man walks in traffic, man gets out of car and punches him, in Russia:

2020-08-05 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Erie near Headlands Beach State Park near Mentor (Ohio):

2020-08-05 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Wakatobi (Indonesia):

Note: These are the 704th and 705th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-05 - Train car bursts into flame at ethanol plant in Sutherland (Nebraska):

2020-08-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-95 in Exeter (Rhode Island):

2020-08-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame shortly before 6 AM while parked at bus station on Dorchester Street in Bath (Britain):

Note: These are the 185th and 186th buses to burn in 2020...

2020-08-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Wheat Ridge (Colorado):

2020-08-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 184 near Bakersfield (California):

2020-08-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 6 near Millican (Texas):

2020-08-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Grand Island (Nebraska):

Quote: "Wednesday's fire was the second vehicle fire in as many days. On Tuesday, the fire department responded to a car fire on I-80 at mile marker 54."

2020-08-05 - Tractor, baler and machine shed destroyed by fire near Hadar (Nebraska):

Quote: "A tractor and a hay bailer that were in the shed were destroyed."

2020-08-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road near Ruppichteroth (Germany):

Note: These are the 1119th, 1120th, 1121st, 1122nd, 1123rd and 1124th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-05 - RV bursts into flame near motel in St. George (Utah):

2020-08-05 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Langley (Canada):

Note: These are the 247th and 248th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-08-05 - Van bursts into flame on Finnigan Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-08-05 - SUV bursts into flame on the Atlantic City Expressway in Gloucester Township (New Jersey):

2020-08-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Nanjappa Road in Coimbatore (India):

2020-08-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-40 in Knox County (Tennessee):

2020-08-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Milton Keynes (Britain):

2020-08-05 - Car bursts into flame on The Gardens (street) in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "The Gardens, Hull. Tue 4 Aug 2020 21:52 (No:014242) Car fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2020-08-05 - Car bursts into flame on Church Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Church Street, Hull. Tue 4 Aug 2020 20:47 (No:014238) Car fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2020-08-05 - Car bursts into flame on Parkfield Drive in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Parkfield Drive, Bridlington. Wed 5 Aug 2020 21:53 (No:014320) Car fire. Two hose reels, one BA., in use."

2020-08-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked on Mason Hill Road in Gibson Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Neswick Street in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-08-05 - Pickup truck and home destroyed by fire in Sibley (Iowa):

Quote: "The house is considered a total loss, Sibley Fire Department chief Ken Huls said. The garage was destroyed, as was a Dodge pickup truck parked inside it."

2020-08-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in Brookland (Arkansas):

2020-08-05 - Clubhouse destroyed by fire shortly after midnight at Dryden Park Golf Course in Modesto (California):

2020-08-05 - Wood plant heavily damaged by fire on 4th Street in Darlington (South Carolina):

2020-08-05 - Market heavily damaged by massive fire in coastal Ajman (UAE):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out Wednesday evening at a market in Ajman, an emirate in the United Arab Emirates located about 30 miles from Dubai. While the fire did not cause any deaths or injuries, parts of the market completely collapsed and burned to the ground, Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah al-Nuaimi said in a statement, per Reuters."

Quote: "The Ajman fire comes one day after a pair of explosions rocked Beirut's industrial waterfront, killing more than 100 people and injuring 4,000 others."

2020-08-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Security-Widefield (Colorado), 3 pets killed:

2020-08-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Bernlou Drive in Danbury (Connecticut):

2020-08-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East 21st Street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2020-08-05 - Home destroyed by fire just after midnight on Perfect Drive in Hammonds Plains (Canada), near the coast:

2020-08-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 5 AM at Ashley Meadows Apartments in Columbus (North Carolina):

2020-08-05 - Deadly fire burns home on Old Forge Drive in Little Rock (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2020-08-05 - Three children found dead in pond in Narava (India):

2020-08-05 - Man slumps over dead in car at Walmart in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

2020-08-05 - Person found dead in the Columbia River near the Portland Yacht Club in Portland (Oregon):

2020-08-05 - Man, 18, found dead in Chatfield Reservoir (Colorado):

2020-08-05 - Man, 20, has 'medical incident' at 2:45 AM at jail and dies in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2020-08-05 - Person found dead near Rivers Hills Drive in Burnsville (Minnesota):

2020-08-05 - Woman found dead in field in Trempealeau County (Wisconsin):

2020-08-05 - Man, 56, dies while fighting fire in Kelso (Washington):

Quote: "Joseph Marlowe, 56, was fighting the flames with a garden hose, neighbors said, but he suffered a medical event — possibly from smoke inhalation — that ultimately led to his death."

2020-08-05 - Man, 32, dies after being pulled from Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2020-08-05 - Man found dead in canal in Bakersfield (California):

2020-08-05 - Man, 53, found dead in the Yakima River in the Yakima River Canyon (Washington):

2020-08-05 - Woman, 34, found dead in car in parking lot on Barwell Park Drive in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2020-08-05 - Person found dead at business in Yukon (Oklahoma):

2020-08-05 - Man, 39, found dead in Lake Conroe (Texas):

2020-08-05 - Woman, 23, found dead in submerged car in canal in Monroe (Ohio):

2020-08-05 - Man drops dead in jail cell in Peoria County (Illinois):

2020-08-05 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode' in the water and dies at coastal Mermaid Beach (Australia):

Quote: "Nine News Gold Coast reported initial reports suggested the man, who was surfing, suffered a medical episode in the water."

2020-08-05 - Boy, 15, dies at Powerscourt Waterfall (Ireland):

2020-08-05 - Man in his 50s found dead in canal in Blackburn (Britain):

2020-08-05 - Driver has 'medical emergency', two cars crash, in State College (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:,1483794/

Quote: "The cause of the crash is under investigation but police believe it was related to a medical emergency, according to a release."

2020-08-05 - Small plane crashes near the Rickenbacker Causeway off coastal Miami (Florida):

2020-08-05 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing in field near Van Buren (Maine), engine failure:

2020-08-05 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing in soccer field at school in Priest River (Idaho), engine failure:

2020-08-05 - Two tractor trailers and SUV crash, fire erupts, on I-94 near Bridgman (Michigan), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-08-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2020-08-05 - Car veers over centerline, hits dump truck head-on, in Morrill (Maine), 1 killed:

2020-08-05 - Car crashes off road, plunges into coastal Humboldt Bay (California), 2 injured:

2020-08-05 - Bridge collapses in Thalmann (Russia), 18 injured:

2020-08-05 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2020-08-05 - Isaias moves into Canada after lashing much of Eastern US and leaving at least 12 people dead:

2020-08-05 - Lightning strike kills two men in Wilmington (North Carolina):

2020-08-05 - Scary chart shows how one COVID-infected person at church led to 91 infections in five counties in Ohio:

2020-08-05 - Trump under investigation for bank and insurance fraud:


  1. Thank Friday it's goodness! Hey Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, Panther and anyone reading JJFH today.

    "Car graveyard" was an accurate description of not only that showroom fire, but of our mode of transportation (including all vehicles).

    Lotsa zombie behavior/naked men running around in this post.

    i see the Hull reporting site is back up and running. Too bad i can't get back reports there. Nah, i'm done with that anyway. We're so close now, nothing specific matters much.

    The Economic Depression Of 2020 Is Becoming An Endless Nightmare For Millions Of Americans

    There are so many people out there that want to believe that the future is going to be exceedingly bright, and even though 2020 has been a horrific economic catastrophe so far, there are a lot of optimists that believe that it is just a temporary blip on the road to tremendous prosperity.

    It would actually be wonderful if they were right.

    But they aren’t.

    At this point, everyone should be able to clearly see that we have entered a new economic depression. And I wish that I could tell you that a “recovery” was right around the corner, but I can’t.

    On Thursday, we got yet another sign that this downturn is here for the long haul. According to the Labor Department, approximately 1.2 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week…

    As Wolf Richter has pointed out, when you look at the unadjusted numbers and you include all state and federal programs, the number of continuing unemployment claims increased by a whopping 1.3 million last week… [more]

    The Next Global Depression Is Coming and Optimism Won’t Slow It Down

    Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction grows to nearly 12,000 Acres

    Since the lightning-caused Pine Gulch Fire was discovered July 31 it has burned 11,846 acres 15 miles north of Grand Junction, Colorado. It was very active on Wednesday with most of the growth, an additional 6,161 acres, occurring on the northeast and northwest sides. The fire is expanding beyond lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management onto private property.

    Aerial resources are available again Thursday to assist firefighters on the ground. Four more engines and additional crews will be added to a “swing shift.” These crews will work the late afternoon to early morning hours on the south side of the fire to continue operations initiated during the day. [more]

    [2nd section below]

  2. Coldest temperature ever recorded for the island state of Tasmania, Australia

    Meteorologist Simon Louis said it was colder than an Australia Antarctic research station. [more]

    [nature finds a way]
    Rare, mutant honeybee is both male and female

    While checking his hives this June, master beekeeper Joseph Zgurzynski discovered something highly unusual. Whereas all the other honeybees in the hive had normal black eyes, one insect sported a pair of creamy yellow peepers that were impossible to miss.

    And that wasn't all. When Zgurzynski looked closer, he realized that not only were the bee's eyes off-color, but they were abnormally large. In fact, they looked like the radar-dish eyes typical of male honeybees, or drones, despite the fact that the rest of the bee — the abdomen, stinger, and wings — were clearly female.

    "I've been keeping bees since 1976, and this is the first time I've seen anything like it," says Zgurzynski, who manages around six million bees at his Country Barn Farm just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Not only did the standout bee have a genetic mutation that affects pigmentation in the eyes and likely renders the bee blind — itself a rather rare condition — but the bee also was what's known as a gynandromorph, an organism that possesses both female and male traits.

    Even in widely studied species, gynandromorphy is exceedingly rare, though recent years have turned up eye-catching examples in butterflies and birds, like this cardinal spotted in Erie, Pennsylvania. [more]

    6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region south east of South Africa

    508 deaths, 12.6 million people affected by floods across India - at least 300,000 hectares of crop damaged

    [In Assam] Over 2,62,723.74 [?] hectares of crop area has been affected.

    [Uttar Pradesh] Close to 38,000 hectares of crop area has been damaged. [more]

    Thousands displaced by further floods in South West State, Somalia after unusually strong rainfall season [video]

    A letter from Holland: My pragmatic take on global warming/climate change as parts of Europe prepair for temperatures exceeding 40 deg F, (104F) new records are set to be broken after a winter so mild many animals didn't hibernate

    [3rd piece awaits]

  3. BBN: Sub Tropical New York [~ 35 min.]

    Sitrep Lebanon : How 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were stranded in Beirut port for 6 years [~ 2.5 min. video; + this article:

    Beirut Blast Wrap-up [Moon of Alabama link]

    Israel Hits Beirut with Nuclear Missile, Trump and Lebanese
    Govt. Confirm(Infrared images of the missile itself)

    Trump confirms this was a bombing, not an accident and is immediately scourged by pro-Israel press...starting with the Daily Beast [more; can't tell the truth!]

    More on evidence of an Israeli missile hitting Beirut
    Breathtaking: Case Closed, Infrared Video Reveals Details
    of Israeli Nuclear Missile (video censored by YouTube…too late)

    The video and stills are far better than any evidence accepted by the 9/11 Commission. [more; there's more on this at seemorerocks if interested]

    [from a few days ago (lost comment)]
    Canada's last fully intact Arctic ice shelf collapses

    The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday. [more]

    ['China doesn't give a shit about the environment' evidence]

    Man fights with bear after it enters home with 10 kids inside, Alaska officials say

    McVey and Lott tried to scare the bear off by yelling.

    “He just jumped up and basically hit me, and then I kind of threw an elbow the same time he was hitting me, and he sat me right down,” McVey told the Daily News.

    Instead of continuing the one-sided brawl, the panicked beast started searching for a fast exit, damaged the entryway, and escaped into the woods, KTOO reported. [more; hungry bear]

    The coal industry is finally closing more plants than it’s building

    Still, coal is not going anywhere. At least 520 GW of new coal power capacity is either under construction or planned. Most of that planned growth is in China, which has doubled the pace of new coal permitting this year. And only two years ago, coal demand hit an all-time high, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which forecasted stable coal demand through 2025 before the pandemic. “Expectations of an imminent coal collapse have come and gone before,” the IEA warns. [more]

    Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

    Electric cars are not zero emissions. Mining and manufacturing produce emissions and, once on the road, an electric car must be charged, involving emissions from electricity generation based on the “energy mix”: the combination of different energy sources that meet energy consumption needs.

    An emissions “lifecycle” can be calculated for every new electric vehicle. The “embodied emissions” from manufacture and mining are gradually “paid off” if charging the car produces less emissions from the energy mix than a petrol or diesel car produces. One study in the UK estimates it can take two to six years for payback to be achieved. So it can take years before a new car really becomes a source of lower emissions. [more]

    Homeowner baffles internet with footage of mysterious flying creature: 'What is that

    A viral video of a mysterious fairy-like creature has thousands of TikTok users scratching their heads and believing in Neverland.

    On August 4, Twitter user bnitaapleb_m uploaded footage from her Ring doorbell camera of what looks like a floating fairy.
    [more; check it out]

  4. [end of what was once the "work week" from RF]
    News Links, August 7, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Duterte bans exercises with US in South China Sea

    Libya is turning into a battle lab for air warfare

    Exxon: 20 Percent Of Global Oil And Gas Reserves May Be Wiped Out
    What runs out is not oil itself, but oil that can be economically used. -- RF

    As Trump Leaves Permian Oilfield, Industry Insiders Question If 2020 Bust Marks Texas Oil's Last Big Boom

    Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds

    Cobalt Price Squeeze Could Derail The EV Boom

    Cost Of Shale Gas Drilling Permit In Pennsylvania Jumps 150%

    Limits to growth: Oil & Gas Fracking sand

    Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood

    Study suggests heat waves of the future could kill millions

    Philippines reports 3,561 new coronavirus cases, 28 more deaths

    Africa's cases of COVID-19 top 1 million

    Two U.S. senators seek ban on collecting customer biometric data without consent

    Addicted To Nuclear Weapons - Why U.S. Policies Never Change

    Saudi Arabia has built yellowcake uranium processing plant: WSJ [find other sources to confirm; WSJ = NSA mouthpiece]

    If the "Market" Never Goes Down, The System Is Doomed [it IS!]

    Japan's population drops for 11 years in a row

    More signs point to U.S. economic recovery losing momentum

    'Nothing compares': Unemployment filings top 1 million for 20th straight week

    More Than 5 Million Americans May Be Insolvent By End Of August If Unemployment Benefits Reduced

    The Department of Homeland Security: the Ideal Authoritarian Tool

    DNC Delegates Call Biden Foreign Policy Team 'A Horror Show' And Ask For New Hires

    32% of Americans had outstanding housing payments at the beginning of August

    American Oligarchs: Study Finds Billionaires That Donated to Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge Now Richer Than Ever

  5. Mauritius facing catastrophe as oil starts leaking from a shipwreck near pristine coral reefs

    The island nation of Mauritius is facing an environmental crisis after a huge container ship ran aground and started to leak oil into an area home to some of the finest coral reefs in the world.

    Efforts to pump oil out of the ship have failed, and now there are fears that the carrier could start to break up, leading to an even greater leak and causing catastrophic damage on the island’s pristine coastline. [more]

    Torrential rain causes massives [sic] landslide in southern India [108 sec. video]

    [Grand Solar Minimum/mini-Ice Age]
    Italian valley evacuated as cathedral-sized glacier slips

    A melting glacier as large as a cathedral is at risk of breaking apart due to a heatwave, forcing the evacuation of part of an Italian alpine valley.

    The alarm was raised on Wednesday afternoon when experts in helicopters realised that the Planpincieux glacier, at an altitude of about 2,800 metres in the Ferret Valley in the Mont Blanc massif, was slipping dangerously.

    A heatwave has created a layer of water under the glacier, which is made up of about 500 cubic metres of ice - roughly the size of the Milan cathedral - making it more prone to a break. [more]

    [Start Spreadin' Da Newz!]
    Ship Called ‘Trump D’ Moored in Ukraine Brought Triple the Explosives of ‘Floating Bomb’ That Blew Up Beirut

    An American-owned cargo ship named after the president of the United States docked in a Ukrainian port has just offloaded 10,000 metric tons of the same chemical substance that nearly leveled the city of Beirut this week, according to the Liveuamap news source. The hangar in Lebanon only had 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which caused catastrophic damage to the Lebanese capital. [more; threat to Israel!]

    [ah hey, they're EVERYWHERE!]
    Could a World War II Shipwreck Cause the Next Beirut-Like Explosion?

    The SS Richard Montgomery was carrying ammunition when it ran aground and sank in 1944.

    The ship still carries more than 1,000 tons of munitions, which could go off and shatter windows for miles.

    The explosive cargo is considered so delicate that even mounting a minor operation to make the ship safer could cause her to explode. [more]

    You could see 100 meteors an hour zoom by next week. Here’s how to watch the Perseids

  6. 17 dead, 173 hospitalized after Air India Express flight skids off runway in Kerala with 191 people on board, splits in two

    An Air India Express passenger flight en route from Dubai with 191 people on board overshot the runway during landing at Kerala's Kozhikode airport. Police officials confirmed 17 deaths with another 173 injured.
    Officials also confirmed that both the pilot and co-pilot perished in the disastrous crash landing.

    Media reports said the plane overshot the runway, fell into a valley and broke up. Images and video circulating on social media showed the aircraft broken into two pieces with rescue operations underway. [more]