Saturday, August 8, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-07

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

2020-08-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits coastal Crystal River (Florida):

Quote: "If you live anywhere in the vicinity of Crystal River — from roughly Rock Crusher Road to U.S. 19 — you probably caught an unpleasant odor of gas Friday morning. The Chronicle received numerous phone calls from residents who wanted to know where the smell was coming from. Tom Fletcher, battalion chief for Citrus County Fire Rescue, said he also got calls and so decided to check it out. Bottom line: it’s a mystery."

2020-08-07 - Underground electrical fire and explosion causes street closures in York (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal Chula Vista (California):

2020-08-07 - Wildfire breaks out and spreads to golf course in Surrey (Britain):

2020-08-07 - At least 21 wildfires break out in Bulgaria, state of emergency declared:

Quote: "The regional governor of Haskovo, Dr. Stefka Zdravkova, declared a state of emergency in four municipalities - Harmanli, Haskovo, Dimitrovgrad and Topolovgrad. The reason for the decision is the fires that broke out today in the area. 6 large and 15 smaller fires were registered."

2020-08-07 - Man, 31, slumps over dead in minivan, minivan lightly crashes into fence, in Ogden (Utah):

Quote: "A 31-year-old man who was en route to visit friends Friday was found dead, slumped over the steering wheel after his minivan crashed into a fence. 'As he was pulling into the driveway, his car hit the fence,' Ogden Police Lt. John Cox said. 'They went out to see who hit the fence and found him slumped over the wheel.' A resident there said they had talked to the man an hour before."

Quote: "The crash damaged the fence but not the minivan, and no one else was injured, Cox said."

2020-08-07 - Man has 'medical incident' and collapses near Slessor Gardens in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

Quote: "A man was taken to Ninewells Hospital after a medical incident near Slessor Gardens."

2020-08-07 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off coastal Guangxi (China):

Quote: "Guangxi Maritime Safety Administration introduced on the 7th that on August 6th, a 99-meter-long Chinese bulk carrier caught fire in the sea of Beibu Gulf in Guangxi. The fire spread rapidly. There are 11 crew members and the situation is critical. After more than eight hours of search and rescue, all crew members in distress were rescued."

2020-08-07 - Cruise boat bursts into flame off coastal Hà Tiên (Vietnam):

Note: These are the 707th and 708th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-07 - School bus bursts into flame in repair lot in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

Note: This is the 36th school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 188th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-08-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-75 near coastal Naples (Florida):

Note: This is the 189th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 70 in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2020-08-07 - Semi tractor bursts into flame near truck stop in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2020-08-07 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranbury (New Jersey):

2020-08-07 - Around 20 tractor trailers and feed market go up in flames in Hafr Al Batin (Saudi Arabia):

Quote: "The raging fire broke out in the market's parking area in Hafr Al Batin city in the Eastern Province on Wednesday, gutting at least 20 trucks loaded with fodder, Al Youm daily reported."

2020-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame near coastal Folkestone (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on road in Llanfair Caereinion (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Broughton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1131st-1156th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-07 - Tarmac truck bursts into flame on the A65 between Addingham and Skipton (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Campervan bursts into flame in coastal Rushen on the Isle of Man:

2020-08-07 - Van bursts into flame on highway in Karabük (Turkey):

2020-08-07 - Van bursts into flame on Shaw Road in coastal Prestwick (Scotland), 1 injured:

2020-08-07 - Van bursts into flame on Plymouth Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Van bursts into flame at roundabout in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2020-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Sage Street in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked inside garage at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "According to Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller, when first crews arrived on scene, they found a car inside a garage that caught on fire."

2020-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 311 in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2020-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at duplex, fire spreads to duplex, in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "According to information from TFD, the fire began as a vehicle fire at a duplex in the 900 block of E. Holoway Drive at about 5 a.m."

2020-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at boat ramp in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Elgin–O'Hare Tollway near Roselle (Illinois):

2020-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2020-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Seaview Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2020-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2020-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Winwick Road in Warrington (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at 11:51 PM in driveway at home in Northallerton (Britain):

Quote: "Location: Northallerton Time: 23:51 Crew from Northallerton were mobilised to a report of car on fire on the driveway of a residential property. Crews extinguished the fire that was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. The fire was confined to the engine compartment of the car and caused 100% fire damage to the engine."

2020-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at 11:30 PM on the A2070 in Ashford (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on VA-164 in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2020-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-795 near Pikesville (Maryland):

2020-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 2:33 AM on Montague Way in Chard (Britain):

2020-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A12 in Witham (Britain):

2020-08-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at campground in Kalona (Iowa):

2020-08-07 - Several vehicles and three outbuildings destroyed by fire in Selma (California):

Quote: "The fire continued to burn through at least three outbuildings and several vehicles, before it was knocked down by crews."

2020-08-07 - Tree stump ignites along Western Gailes Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Western Gailes Way, Hull. Fri 7 Aug 2020 07:45 (No:014442) Tree stump on fire. One hose reel in use."

2020-08-07 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on street in Racine (Wisconsin):

2020-08-07 - Strip mall damaged by fire on Big Spring Street in Midland (Texas):

2020-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Davis (California):

2020-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM on Garfield Avenue in Decatur (Illinois):

2020-08-07 - Two homes go up in flames on Cumberland Road in Atlanta (Georgia):

2020-08-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on DuPont Circle in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2020-08-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Pine Drive in Martinsville (Indiana), 1 injured:

2020-08-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Southwest 16th Terrace in coastal Miami (Florida):

2020-08-07 - Deadly fire burns home on Anderson Lane in Robertson County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2020-08-07 - Vacant home burns at 1:21 AM on Janice Drive in coastal Annapolis (Maryland):

2020-08-07 - Vacant duplex burns on Irving Avenue North in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2020-08-07 - Man and woman found dead on the shore of Pigeon Lake (Canada):

2020-08-07 - Three girls die in pond in Koderma (India):

2020-08-07 - Woman, 42, dies after being found unconscious while snorkeling in Lake Superior in Marquette Township (Michigan):

2020-08-07 - Boy, 17, dies after being pulled from the Pemigewasset River in New Hampton (New Hampshire):

2020-08-07 - Boy, 16, found dead in Lake Michigan in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-08-07 - Man found dead near trailhead in Ogden (Utah):

2020-08-07 - Man found dead in the East River in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-08-07 - Man, 29, found dead in the Lackawanna River in Scranton (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-07 - Man, 23, dies after being pulled unconscious from thermal pool in Mataranka (Australia):

Quote: "There have been a string of drownings in the NT's famous waterholes in recent years."

2020-08-07 - Man, 27, found dead in pond in Rangaza Inusawa (Nigeria):

2020-08-07 - Man, 28, found dead in the Balu River in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2020-08-07 - College student, man, 21, found dead in lake in Serdang (Malaysia):

2020-08-07 - Basketball player, man, 27, has heart attack during practice and dies in Belgrade (Serbia):

Quote: "The 27-year-old Nigerian-American center Michael Ojo died today (August 7) after suffering a heart attack during practice. According to Eurohoops sources, Ojo was having an individual practice with Partizan and the collapse happened while he was running. There have been no signs of Ojo having any health issues throughout his tenure in Serbia including any heart conditions."

2020-08-07 - Man in his 20s dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Netanya (Israel):

2020-08-07 - Crew member has chest pains on fishing vessel off coastal Chatham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The Coast Guard responded to a medical call Friday night when a crew member on board the fishing vessel Morue was experiencing chest pains, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Noel."

2020-08-07 - Passenger plane runs off runway after landing, breaks into two, in Kerala (India), 17 killed, 46 injured:

Quote: "An Air India Express plane crashed in the South Indian state of Kerala after skidding off the runway and breaking into two while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport. At least 17 people died in the crash, including both pilots, and 46 people are seriously injured, according to CV Anand, Central Industrial Security Force's Inspector General."

2020-08-07 - Twin-engine plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Houma (Louisiana):

Quote: "The pilot attempted to make a normal landing when the landing gear failed and collapsed without warning..."

2020-08-07 - Small plane crashes near Moon Lake in Duchesne County (Utah), engine failure, 6 injured:

2020-08-07 - Small plane crashes in Allendale County (South Carolina), 2 injured:

Quote: "The airport director told News 12 the plane was supposed to land at the airport, but never made it. Local authorities don’t know why the plane crashed, but they know a fire was involved."

2020-08-07 - Ship runs aground, begins leaking oil, environmental catastrophe imminent, on the island of Mauritius, state of emergency declared:

2020-08-07 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 near Zuzax (New Mexico):

2020-08-07 - Mail delivery van veers off road, crashes into tree, in Bargersville (Indiana), 1 injured:

2020-08-07 - Motorcycle crashes head-on into SUV in coastal San Mateo (California), 1 killed:

2020-08-07 - Unemployment rate falls from 11.1 percent to 10.2 percent:

2020-08-07 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Prince Edward Islands:

2020-08-07 - Magnitude 4.9 earthquake creates large fissures in ground and damages buildings in Algeria:

2020-08-07 - Lightning strikes kill man and 68 livestock in Mongolia:

2020-08-07 - The next global depression is coming and optimism won’t slow it down:


  1. Here we are at the beginning of another week, Jonny and all.
    Let's make the best of it and try not to die!

    Casketball - perfect!

    Plane makes emergency landing on Florida expressway

    The 29-year-old pilot of a single-engine plane was able to walk away from an emergency landing on the Sawgrass Expressway in the Coral Springs, Parkland area on Friday night.

    The Piper PA28-140 Cherokee took-off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport about 9:30 p.m., according to Flightaware.

    It experienced engine trouble and made the landing in the eastbound lanes just east of the University Drive exit about 10:30 p.m., said the Florida Highway Patrol.

    “A mechanical issue on the plane affected the flow of fuel and, not being able to return to home base safely, (the pilot) was forced to land the aircraft on the Sawgrass Expressway,” said Lt. Yanko Reyes, in a statement. [more]

    [good thing nobody's drivin' much]
    Saudi Arabia Turns Off America’s Oil Taps Again

    For the second time in three years, Saudi Arabia is slashing the volume of crude it’s sending to America in an attempt to force down stockpiles in the world’s most visible oil market and thereby hasten the rebalancing of supply and demand. [more]

    Oil giants' production cuts come to 1 million bpd as they post massive writedowns

    The world's five largest oil companies collectively cut the value of their assets by nearly $50 billion in the second quarter, and slashed production rates as the coronavirus pandemic caused a drastic fall in fuel prices and demand.

    The dramatic reductions in asset valuations and decline in output show the depth of the pain in the second quarter. Fuel demand at one point was down by more than 30% worldwide, and still remains below pre-pandemic levels. [more]

    [if you like looking up at the sky at night]
    The Perseid meteor shower, which NASA says is the best of the year, peaks on Tuesday. Here's how to catch it in the night sky.

    There are more problems with onions. Another brand pulls products at Walmart and Kroge

    A nationwide onion recall has grown to include products from Taylor Farms Texas, a Dallas company that is voluntarily recalling products containing onions from its supplier. An onion recall was initiated by Thomson International last week.

    These onion products are sold at Walmart and Kroger groceries in 11 states: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall Thursday, citing concerns that the products made with yellow and green onions could be contaminated by salmonella. [more]

    A man in his 20s died of the plague in New Mexico's first reported death from the infection in years

    The death marks the state's first human death of the plague since 2015.

    The department said the plague originates with wildlife, namely rodents, and is often spread to humans by fleas. [more]

    [2nd part awaits]

  2. 10-year-old hospitalized in Sacramento with rare illness tied to COVID-19 [~ 2 min. video]

    Just two weeks ago, Maeson Howard was a healthy 10-year old in South Lake Tahoe. One week ago, he was admitted to UC Davis Children’s Hospital with symptoms that lead doctors to believe he could have Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, or MIS-C. It’s a new and rare illness with an unknown cause, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said. However, officials said many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.

    Weekend Severe Storms Heading To Plains Freight Markets

    It'll be a stormy weekend for truckers heading through parts of the Plains. Expect occasional delays due to spots of hail, high wind and torrential rainfall.

    A series of cold fronts will produce waves of showers and thunderstorms across the northern and central Great Plains Friday through Sunday, August 7 through 9. Some storms may reach severe limits, slowing down drivers from time to time.


    The severe threat – a slight risk again – moves back to much of Minnesota, including Minneapoli-St. Paul, as well as the I-29 corridor in North and South Dakota. [more]

    Degraded peatlands could cancel out benefits from forests, warns charity as it calls for ban on burning for shooting

    Degraded peatlands could cancel out the benefits from Britain's forests, a countryside charity has said as it calls for a ban on burning them for shooting.

    Currently, some grouse moor managers burn the peatlands each year in order to provide a habitat for the birds, which are shot for sport. [more; humans doing what they do best!]

    Oklahoma won't require masks in schools, so a teacher who's a 72-year-old cancer survivor is offering students extra credit to wear them

    Oklahoma has a total of over 41,000 confirmed cases according to Johns Hopkins University, and nearly 600 deaths. [more; TINY infection and death rates!]

    Teachers unions, progressive groups want demands met on housing, standardized testing before schools reopen [~ 6 min. video]

    [i think U.S. education system will collapse soon]

    'Impossible to stay quiet': Doctor sounds alarm on messy school reopenings amid the coronavirus pandemic

    The way that schools across America are handling the start of classes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is being watched closely by public health experts, teachers, government officials, and parents.

    Some doctors don’t like what they’re seeing.

    Children under 10 years old (who do not have underlying medical conditions) seem to be at lower risk for contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by coroanvirus, and generally show lighter symptoms if infected.

    But children over 10 years old seem to transmit the coronavirus much like adults, raising the risk for school staff. [more; ~ 6 min. video]

    [3rd section below]

  3. [uhm, why not just stay out of their WAY!?]
    Ningaloo Reef: Second woman injured by whale at Australia tourist hotspot

    A woman has been injured by a humpback whale in Western Australia in the second such incident in less than a week.

    The woman was on a snorkelling tour at the popular Ningaloo Reef when she was struck on Thursday.

    It came just days after another Australian woman suffered fractured ribs and internal bleeding after being struck by a whale at the same reef.

    Officials said they were investigating the incidents.

    Unconfirmed reports said the 29-year-old woman in the first incident on Saturday was trapped between two humpback whales, which can grow up to 19m (62ft). Another woman reportedly tore her hamstring after being hit by a whale's fin.

    In the latest incident, 30-year-old Alicia Ramsay said she was snorkelling near the reef as part of a whale shark tour when she was approached by a humpback whale and its calf.

    "The calf decided to come check us out and ended up being between us and the mum so mum went into protective mode and swung back," Ms Ramsay told Nine News Perth.

    "As she did that to put herself between us and the calf her fin came out and got me."

    Ms Ramsay was flown to the Royal Perth Hospital, where doctors said she had suffered relatively minor injuries and was expected to make a full recovery. [more]

    A Memphis woman, barely recovering from COVID-19, was evicted from her home

    The house was left to Nelson and her partner. She said she has the papers to prove it, and sought ways to repay the medical debt attached to the house. A GoFundMe was started by a friend to help with expenses.

    “I offered to pay,” Nelson said. “But he didn’t even give me a warning. He just sent movers over here, and they showed up with police officers.” [more; such compassion . ..]

    [4th piece follows]

  4. Oil Drilling Drops to 15-Year Low With Shale in Full Retreat

    Drillers cut exploration in U.S. oil fields to a 15-year low as billions of barrels from old discoveries became worthless and explorers abandoned growth plans.

    The number of active oil rigs in the U.S. fell by four to 176, the lowest since 2005, according to Baker Hughes Co. data released Friday. Energy companies have been parking rigs on an almost uninterrupted streak for more than four and half months. [more]

    [nobody wants to live here now]
    Foreign buying of American real estate plunged before the coronavirus pandemic — and experts say it’s only going to get worse

    International buyers purchased the smallest number of existing-homes in the U.S. since 2011 this past year [more]

    97,000 kids test positive for COVID-19 in two weeks, report says [out of how many tested!? what are they testing FOR?]

    a government-funded study that saw DIY testing kits sent to some 2,000 families. [oh, real clinical grade stuff there..]

    "The kits are shipped to the families, they are taught how to collect these samples, and then the samples are sent back by the families to a central repository," she said. [oh man, this is so wrong]

    More than 25 children died of the coronavirus in July alone. Pressure to get kids back into the classroom has left superintendents in more than 13,000 different school districts across the country to figure out how to keep children safe amid a myriad of public health advisories, and handle learning differences. [more; too complicated for a blanket policy]

    Days of torrential rain in S. Korea leave at least 30 dead

    More than a week of torrential rain in South Korea has left at least 30 dead and 12 missing in landslides, floods and other incidents, the government said Sunday while warning of further downpour.

    The causalities include 13 dead and two missing from the last two days of heavy rainfall in southern South Korea, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said in a report.

    The rain on Friday and Saturday also left more than 3,700 displaced as it flooded residential areas, roads and farming fields in the southern region. [more]

    [for the Deadheads out there]
    20 Essential Grateful Dead Shows

    Civic Center, Philadelphia
    August 5th, 1974 [~ 26 min. video sample]