Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-10


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

2020-08-10 - Passenger plane spits fire from engines after loud bang, plane makes emergency landing in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "A Jet2 plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport. People reported hearing a 'loud bang' not long after the plane took off. Some on the ground reported seeing 'flames coming out of one of the engines'."

2020-08-10 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Roanoke (Virginia):

Quote: "Passengers on a flight heading to Philadelphia from Roanoke were evacuated due to smoke in the cockpit, according to a Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport spokesperson."

Note: These are the 39th and 40th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-10 - Minibus bursts into flame and burns person to death, many others injured, on expressway near coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "A yet-to-be-identified passenger was Monday, roasted to death while many other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries, when a commercial bus with number plate LSD-715XV, suddenly went up in flames on the Ogun State axis of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway."

2020-08-10 - Waste facility hit by fire, 90 tons of waste burns, near Grantham (Britain):

2020-08-10 - Co-generator plant damaged by fire at JFK Airport in coastal Queens (New York):

2020-08-10 - Crane bursts into flame at shipping terminal in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2020-08-10 - Mount Sinabung erupts powerfully in Indonesia:

2020-08-10 - Sea lice spreading on the coast in New Jersey:

2020-08-10 - Three homes destroyed by huge explosion, more damaged, on Reisterstown Road in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 killed, 6+ injured:

Note: This is the 68th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-08-10 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at the Town River Yacht Club in coastal Quincy Point (Massachusetts):

2020-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame on the Mississippi River in Alton (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame on the Columbia River near Howard Amon Park in Richland (Washington):

Note: These are the 727th, 728th and 729th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-10 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Perkins Township (Ohio):

2020-08-10 - In separate incidents, two transit buses burst into flame in Rome (Italy):

Quote: "A Rome city bus burst into flames at 12.40 today, 10 August, between Viale Regina Margherita and Via Nomentana, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblica."

Quote: "Later this afternoon another bus on duty was destroyed by fire in Piazzale Sisto V, in the Termini station area, at 16.45."

Note: These are the 190th, 191st and 192nd buses to burn in 2020...

2020-08-10 - Crane truck bursts into flame on the E6 near coastal Ljungskile (Sweden):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 22 in Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at rest area in Montgomery County (Missouri):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-495 In Andover (Massachusetts):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Fontana (California):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 1 near Georgetown (Delaware):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M62 near Rishworth Moor (Britain):

Note: These are the 1160th, 1161st, 1162nd, 1163rd, 1164th, 1165th and 1166th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-10 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Allegheny Boulevard in Sugarcreek Borough (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-10 - Mail truck bursts into flame on street in Paris (Texas):

2020-08-10 - Van bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 101 north of Miranda (California):

2020-08-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on 16th Street in Sheldon (Iowa):

2020-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 5:30 AM inside BMW dealership on Old Mill Bottom Road in coastal Annapolis (Maryland):

2020-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at apartment complex in Midland (Michigan):

2020-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 in the Cajon Pass (California):

2020-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Wallace Road in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2020-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 3:28 AM on Whakamarama Road in coastal Whakamarama (New Zealand):

2020-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Burringham Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Burringham Road, Scunthorpe. Mon 10 Aug 2020 11:41 (No:014659) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA., and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2020-08-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in Macon (Georgia), man has 'medical issues' and goes into cardiac arrest:

Quote: "Williams believes the vehicle fire caused the man to have medical issues. Williams reports that at this time they do not know the cause of the vehicle fire."

2020-08-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the Beeline Highway northeast of Fountain Hills (Arizona):

2020-08-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M6 in Eden (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire(Eden) 10 Aug 2020 At 15:11 hours on Monday 10th august 2020 three fire engines attended a vehicle fire on the m6 motorway. The fire involved one small vehicle. Crews used one hose reel jet and were in attendance for approximately one hour."

2020-08-10 - Trailer bursts into flame at the Salina Speedway in Salina (Kansas):

2020-08-10 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at 3:05 AM at home, home damaged, off South Rocky River Road in Union County (North Carolina):

Quote: "The fire sparked around 3:05 a.m. in the garage area of a home off of S. Rocky River Road."

2020-08-10 - Vehicle and home destroyed by fire on West Poplar Street in Johnson City (Tennessee):

Quote: "Lieutenant Howland told News Channel 11 that the house and a nearby vehicle were destroyed in the fire."

2020-08-10 - Tree stump ignites along Liverpool Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2020-08-10 - Night club heavily damaged by fire at 11:36 PM in Storm Lake (Iowa):

2020-08-10 - Plastics factory heavily damaged by huge fire in Birmingham (Britain):

2020-08-10 - Garage destroyed by fire at 1 AM at home on Pleasant Avenue in Dayton (Ohio):

2020-08-10 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Orchard Way in Lower Makefield (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-10 - Mobile home destroyed by fire near boat ramp in Valentines (Virginia):

2020-08-10 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM on Caminito La Paz in coastal La Jolla (California), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2020-08-10 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 5 AM on Northeast 107th Avenue in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-10 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM on Paris Avenue near the Mississippi River in North St. Louis (Missouri), 1 killed:

2020-08-10 - Two men found dead in submerged car in canal in Hanwood (Australia):

2020-08-10 - Man and two sons found dead in pond near Sandva (India):

2020-08-10 - Teen boy has 'medical emergency' at school, dies shortly later, in Brownsburg (Indiana):

Quote: "Logan Trout experienced a “medical emergency” after practice Monday, according to an email sent to parents by principal Bret Daghe. Coaches and athletic trainers supplied emergency care before first responders took over, the email stated. The runner was transported with his family to a hospital, where he died, according to the principal."

Note: After practice. So did he have a shower after practice and get water on his head?

2020-08-10 - Driver has 'medical emergency' and dies, tractor trailer hits car then veers off road, on I-59 in Jones County (Mississippi):

Quote: "According to Luck, it appears the truck driver had a medical emergency and was not killed by injuries from the crash."

2020-08-10 - Man, 43, jumps into the water and dies in Holt Lake (Alabama):

2020-08-10 - Man, 42, found dead in J. Percy Priest Lake (Tennessee):

2020-08-10 - Man, 39, falls off boat and dies in Smith Lake (Alabama):

2020-08-10 - Man, 35, found dead in Penbryn Lake in Winslow Township (New Jersey):

2020-08-10 - Woman found dead in lake at Warinanco Park in Roselle (New Jersey):

2020-08-10 - Man in his 20s found dead in Lake Meridian in coastal Kent (Washington):

2020-08-10 - Man found dead in pond along Dennisville Road in Amelia County (Virginia):

2020-08-10 - Person found dead in canal in El Paso (Texas):

2020-08-10 - Person found dead in Blue Lagoon near Huntsville (Texas):

2020-08-10 - Man found dead in pond after empty 'ghost boat' found, at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst (North Carolina):

2020-08-10 - Person found dead near Prospect Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri):

2020-08-10 - Man in his 20s dies after being pulled from Browning Lake near Squamish (Canada):

2020-08-10 - Man, 44, dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at coastal Collaroy Beach (Australia):

Quote: "The unconscious surfer was pulled to the shore of Collaroy Beach, on the northern beaches, by witnesses at about 12.45pm on Monday. Bystanders performed CPR on the 44-year-old man until paramedics arrived. The surfer was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition and later died."

2020-08-10 - Teen found dead in canal in Hrazdan (Armenia):

2020-08-10 - Woman found dead on coastal Inverkip Beach (Scotland):

2020-08-10 - Man in his 60s dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Clacton-on-Sea (Britain):

2020-08-10 - Man has 'medical incident' and drops dead on beach in coastal East Preston (Britain):

Quote: "Sussex Police said that shortly after 5pm yesterday (August 10), police were notified of a medical incident on the beach near South Strand. Paramedics were called to reports that a man had collapsed, and the air ambulance also attended the scene. A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said: 'Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.'"

2020-08-10 - Woman found dead in the Manchester Ship Canal in Walton (Britain):

2020-08-10 - Woman has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into motel, in Wrentham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A woman drove her SUV into the front wall of a room at the Arbor Inn on Route 1 Monday morning after suffering a medical episode, police say."

2020-08-10 - Man, 57, has 'medical issue' before 7 AM, pickup truck crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Mason Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Investigation from the officers shows that Scott Stoneburner, a 57-year-old man in Elkhart, IN., was experiencing a medical issue and lost control of his pickup."

2020-08-10 - Driver has 'medical episode', car hits pedestrian then hits good samaritan, in Crawley (Britain), 3 injured:

Quote: "A pedestrian has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car being driven by a motorist who reportedly had a medical episode. Sussex Police was called to Broadfield Drive in Crawley at 4.34pm on Monday (August 10) following the incident, which saw a total of three people taken to hospital."

2020-08-10 - Freight train derails in Festus (Missouri):

2020-08-10 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 61 in Scott County (Iowa):

2020-08-10 - Campervan overturns, bursts into flame, on the A380 near coastal Exeter (Britain):

2020-08-10 - Van veers off road, crashes into home, on Chatham Road in Northfield (Britain), 2 injured:

2020-08-10 - SUV veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, in Island Falls (Maine), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-10 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on NW Lake Road in Camas (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-08-10 - Car crashes off road, bursts into flame, near Buckley (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-08-10 - Car crashes at overpass, bursts into flame, in Columbus (Ohio), 1 killed:

2020-08-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into building, in Poughkeepsie (New York), 1 injured:

2020-08-10 - Elephant attacks and kills man near canal in Nop Phi Tham District (Thailand):

2020-08-10 - Leopard attacks and kills 7-year-old girl in Gujarat (India):

Quote: "This is the third such incident in the region in less than a month, he said."

2020-08-10 - Fierce derecho roars across the US Midwest leaving hundreds of thousands without power:

2020-08-10 - Powerful storm hammers New South Wales (Australia), worst flood in 29 years:

2020-08-10 - Record 84 waterspouts break out in one week over the Great Lakes:

2020-08-10 - Tanker ship showing cracks, leaking fuel and breaking apart, ecological disaster begins, on the island of Mauritius:

2020-08-10 - More than half of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later:

Note: A large percentage of survivors have a variety of health problems, including reduced lung function, heart problems, brain damage, paralysis and amputated limbs. So there are going to be millions of people with serious ongoing health problems. This ain't no flu!

2020-08-10 - Ancient 'terror crocodiles' had teeth the size of bananas and ate dinosaurs:


  1. That last story with "teeth the size of bananas" made me sit up. Great stuff, Jonny!

    Bizzy out de-gate he' taday.

    So a shipyard crane and a crane truck both caught fire on this day. Rare events becoming normal.

    The steady decline will speed up in the coming months. Society is tearing apart, our money is becoming scrip and the food supply keeps taking hit after hit (pandemic compounding weather troubles).

    Powerful derecho wreaks havoc across the Midwest - one of the worst weather events of 2020 in the U.S.

    A rare derecho -- severe storm with hurricane-force winds -- ripped through the Midwest on Monday, August 10, 2020, leaving almost 1.5 million customers without power, toppling numerous trees and vehicles, and causing major, widespread property damage across several states. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini described the event as one of the worst weather events of 2020 for the U.S. [more]
    [check out the comment at the bottom - couldn't have said it better]

    Cosmic rays increase remarkably as solar activity shows persistent decline, resembles Dalton minimum of 1790 - 1830

    Recent solar conditions indicate a persistent decline in solar activity‐‐‐possibly similar to the past solar grand minima, scientists reporting in AGU's Space Weather write. During such periods of low solar activity, the fluxes of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) increase remarkably, presenting a hazard for long‐term crewed space missions and affecting Earth's climate system. The current situation resembles the Dalton minimum of 1790 ‐ 1830 or the Gleissberg minimum of 1890 ‐ 1920. [more]

    [from our popular Nobody Cays, Misteh column]
    A Plastics Spill on the Mississippi River But No Accountability in Sight

    “The petrochemicals present will pollute fish and wildlife for years as they degrade in the sun,” Scott Eustis with Healthy Gulf, an environmental advocacy group, wrote of the pellets in an email. “This is ominous for the August 2nd event,” he added, after learning that the nurdles still remain along the river.

    by the time the investigation reveals the company or person responsible for the incident, the pea-sized plastic pellets will be widely dispersed along the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.

    “Spills from plastic transport are not uncommon — plastic nurdles are one of the most common plastic pollutants in the environment,” Patton said. “This is something that communities around the globe have experienced wherever plastics are moved, as nurdles or as consumer products. “

    “The Mississippi River is already lined with several of these massive plastic plants, and our elected leadership is actively recruiting more of these facilities to build in Louisiana communities,” Patton said. “Whether plastic resins are deemed ‘hazardous’ under the law does not detract from their irrevocably devastating effects on lives, livelihoods, and fisheries anywhere they are made and moved.” [more]

    [2nd part awaits]

  2. 'Barbaric' horse killings put French countryside on alert

    French police are investigating a spate of killings of horses involving mutilation of the animals' bodies.

    The latest in Cortambert, a village in the Saone-et-Loire region, occurred overnight on Friday.

    A Paris police spokeswoman said there had been about 10 similar cases across France since the start of the year, most in the north and many taking place in secluded meadows.

    She said all types of horses had fallen victim, as well as one donkey, and that mutilation of an ear was a common factor. No meat had been taken from the carcasses. [more]

    [this one is bizarre!]
    Signs and Portents: Incredible mutant calf born with two heads in Indonesia

    Summer flash floods hit Andalusia, Spain
    https://www.sott.net/article/439626-Summer-flash-floods-hit-Andalusia-Spain [includes ~ 2.3 min. lead video]

    Pools of Water Atop Sea Ice in the Arctic May Lead it to Melt Away Sooner Than Expected

    The loss of sea ice buffers is probably also speeding up the melting of land-based ice sheets and glaciers that flow into the ocean. [more]

    Grizzly Fire burns across I-70 and the Colorado River

    The Interstate highway remains closed

    Tuesday afternoon the Grizzly Creek fire was extremely active, spreading in almost all directions. It moved farther north deeper into the White River National Forest and spotted south across the Interstate and the Colorado River where it is now well established. The initial crossing of the river occurred on the southeast side of the fire northeast of Lookout Mountain.

    At 1:04 a.m. Wednesday the fire was mapped by a U.S. Forest Service using a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air. They determined that the fire had burned 3,702 acres and during the previous 24 hours ran one mile north, one mile northeast, and almost two miles across the river to the southeast. The growth to the west was not as rapid as the other sides of the fire and it was still about two miles from Glenwood Springs. At that time it was about 0.75 mile away from the community of No Name at Interstate 70 and had not crossed No Name Creek. [more]

    U.S. bankruptcies on track for 10-year high with more than 100 consumer companies already filing

    U.S. bankruptcies are en route to a 10-year high with 424 companies filing as of August 9, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The group's analysis took into account both public and private companies with public debt. The coronavirus has hit consumer companies hard, with more than 100 filing for bankruptcy including Men's Wearhouse parent Tailored Brands Inc. TLRD, +6.56%, department store Lord & Taylor and work wear retailer Brooks Brothers. Nearly 100 bankruptcies are in the energy and industrials sector. Oil-and-gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. CHKAQ, 4.26% and small-engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. are among the 35 companies that have filed with more than $1 billion in liabilities. The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF XLY, 1.06% has gained 13.3% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index SPX, 1.31% is up 4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, 0.83% has lost 2.6%.

    [3rd piece below]

  3. Climate change: Warming world will be ‘devastating’ for frozen peatlands

    The world’s peatlands will become a large source of greenhouse gases as temperatures rise this century, say scientists.

    Right now, huge amounts of carbon are stored in boggy, often frozen regions stretching across northern parts of the world.

    But much of the permanently frozen land will thaw this century, say experts.

    This will release warming gases at a rate that could be 30-50% greater than previous estimates. [more]

    Americans Are Growing Less Willing To Beg for Permission To Make a Living

    It appears that government-imposed restrictions on travel, business, and social contact don't become more palatable with age. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to simmer, the one competency that officials have consistently displayed is in tightening the screws, using the licenses and permissions they require as enforcement tools. For people tired of being bossed around, the obvious response is to carry on without the government's imprimatur—and they're doing so in droves. It's an attitude likely to live on long after the crisis has passed.

    "Our businesses are doomed," Chris Polone, co-owner of a Fort Worth bar that was one of more than 800 such establishments to open in defiance of Texas closure orders, said at the end of July. "We have nothing to lose. We can either fight this thing, Or we can starve ourselves out."

    As apocalyptic as that sounds, it's a reasonable statement when the review site Yelp reports that 55 percent of all businesses shut during the pandemic are believed to have closed their doors forever. For many entrepreneurs, breaking the rules may be the only way to survive. [more]

    [MrMBB333 goes mainstream]
    Google Earth users find unusually shaped object off the coast of Antarctica

    On August 7, a YouTuber who goes by MrMBB333 shared a compilation of images that his fans had found on Google Earth.

    “If we go to 3D format, you look down on it, it looks like the outline of a ship,” MrMBB333 says. “And this one here measures over 400 feet long — 428 feet to be exact. Whatever that is, that looks like a ship — the ice ship, whatever you want to call it.” [more]

    Tanker that caused Mauritius oil spill splits in two – sending more fuel into Indian Ocean

    A ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius last month has now split in two, spilling tonnes more oil into the Indian Ocean. [more]

    Last decade was Earth's hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates

    The past decade was the hottest ever recorded globally, with 2019 either the second or third warmest year on record, as the climate crisis accelerated temperatures upwards worldwide, scientists have confirmed. [more; but, but mini-Ice Age!!]

    [4th section follows]

  4. [Here you go, Jonny]
    Thunderstorms have hospitalized 52K Americans for breathing issues, study says. Why?

    Older adults suffering from common chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma should take extra precautions when conditions are ripe for thunderstorms.

    New research shows the cocktail of lightning, rain and strong winds has been responsible for thousands of emergency room visits for breathing problems among older adults over a 14-year period, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

    Unlike past studies that have blamed increased pollen counts during storms for the uptick in respiratory issues, this paper found that rises in temperature and air pollution in the days before a major storm were the culprits.

    The researchers say these thunderstorm-related atmospheric changes are expected to become much more frequent as global temperatures rise, which could eventually strain healthcare systems as more patients seek relief from troubled breathing.
    [more; i'll bet it's more than old people with conditions]

    Phoenix breaks record for days of scorching heat. ‘Who knows when it’s going to end?’

    Phoenix has found yet another way to break heat records.

    The Arizona city known for scorching heat has had 35 days in which temperatures reached 110 degrees or more in 2020, breaking a record set there in 2011, KTAR reports. [more]

    Severe storms to fire up over Plains, Midwest to close work week

    After severe thunderstorms struck portions of the Dakotas on Tuesday, meteorologists say that some of the same areas may again be at risk for volatile weather on Wednesday.

    While much of Wednesday will be free of thunderstorms, that will begin to change by late afternoon or evening as an approaching cold front combined with the heating of the day will set the stage for severe weather in parts of the northern Plains. [more]

    A broken cable smashed a hole 100 feet wide in the Arecibo Observatory, which searches for aliens and tracks dangerous asteroids

    On Monday, a 3-inch-thick cable at the Arecibo Observatory broke, tearing a gash 100 feet long in the reflector dish of the 20-acre radio telescope in Puerto Rico. [more]

    Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions

    Flash flood watches in effect as strong storms set to bring relief from heat

    Some areas of the East Coast that were recently pummeled by Isaias' flooding rainfall and winds will face more weather hazards into this weekend. Portions of the Southeast, central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic could face daily downpours and, in some cases, multiple downpours each day that could raise the risk of flash flooding.

    Flash flood watches were posted by the National Weather Service (NWS) Wednesday along a corridor of the mid-Atlantic from Virginia to New York. [more; see map - i'm in it]

  5. [some mid-week headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, August 12, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Chinese firms that fail U.S. accounting standards to be delisted as of 2022: Mnuchin [pfff]

    But another $25-billion taxpayer bailout is tucked into the stimulus package. The stock market loves bailouts and hates the effects of capitalism.

    Boeing 737 MAX cancellations rise, deliveries drop as crises drag on [stick a fork in this company]

    New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active in 22 African Countries

    US Plans To Build Up Syrian Proxy Forces to Guard Oilfield

    Turkey Flexes Military Muscle in Maritime Feud With Greece

    Syria - Trump's 'Keep The Oil' Occupation Runs Into Trouble

    Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

    A Missile Showdown in the South China Sea Would Be the Crisis of Our Time [and Global Warming is the dilemma of our time]

    U.S. refiners' biofuel bills soar in oil market slump
    The energy profit ratios of biofuels are too low to support industrial societies, so using fossil fuels to produce biofuels, and mixing them into petroleum products makes no sense. It's all about making money for growers of "energy crops" and for biofuel makers. And fuel consumers foot the bill. -- RF

    Russia's Oil Product Exports To The U.S. Jump To 16-Year High

    Iranian Oil Exports Much Higher Than Official Data Suggests

    Out of work and with families to feed, some Americans are lining up at food banks for the first time in their lives

    Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

    Use of neonicotinoids found to reduce some bird populations

    Singapore crushes ivory from around 300 elephants to deter illegal trade

    America's Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

    14 Days Not Always Enough to Detect COVID-19, Study Suggests

    Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine, Putin says

    Teen vapers up to 7 times more likely to get Covid-19 than non-e-cig users, says new Stanford study

    How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

    The Filthy Hypocrisy of America's "Clean" China-Free Internet
    The Trump administration wants to keep other countries from weaponizing technology the way the U.S. and its allies already have.

    Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

    How did Americans become such Wimps? Silence as Trump kills tens of Thousands, Destroys Social Security and Post Office, Plots Election Fraud [what about the Dems - free rioting?!]

    Digital content to total half Earth's mass by 2245
    More linear extrapolation. It's like saying that the Earth will have 9 billion humans. Ain't gonna happen. -- RF

    ACLU calls for dissolving of Department of Homeland Security

    Biden's Ukrainegate Problem [guess we were supposed to forget]

    As Airbnb struggles with plunge in travel ahead of IPO, hosts are complaining about missing payments

    Study predicts millions of unsellable homes could upend market

    Why Capitalism is in Constant Conflict With Democracy

    Corporate Bond & Junk Bond Markets Driven into Foaming-at-the-Mouth Exuberance by Fed Jawboning about Huge Purchases

    Hotel Bailouts at Taxpayer Expense Coming Right Up

    35% Of Small-Business Owners Tapped Personal Savings To Pay Rent, Wages During Pandemic

  6. Extreme derecho: US Corn Crop Catastrophe, Grain Stores Destroyed, Food Prices Increase

    A massive derecho with hurricane-force winds tore across the U.S. Midwest on Monday, causing widespread property damage in cities and rural towns and leaving more than half a million homes and businesses without power.
    The storm compounded troubles for a U.S. farm economy already battered by extreme weather, the U.S.-China trade war and most recently, the disruption caused to labor and consumption by the COVID-19 pandemic. [more]

    3 Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes Rock Mount Pinatubo In The Philippines Within 24 Hours – Next Eruption Ahead?

    A volcano tectonic earthquake is a tremor caused by the movement of magma beneath the surface of the Earth.

    Lake Turns Blood Red In Paraguay

    officials are still looking for the causes of this strange color.

    First green, the water became light pink, before turning completely red overnight. A strong smell is also associated with the color. The smell is so bad that it is almost getting impossible to sit outside. [more]

    Wednesday, 12 August 2020
    What we have to look forward to in the technocrats' vision of the future

    2025: the BBC technocratic

    vision of the future for us

    Max Igan discusses this item in detail in the latter part of this video and helps to read-between the lines.
    [~ 41.5 min. video]

  7. BBN: Apres Le Deluge
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8MmFL4ky4Js [~ 28 min.]

    WATCH: Thick black smoke billows from HUGE HOTEL FIRE in Spain

    A massive fire has erupted at the Trinimar Hotel in the eastern Spanish municipality of Benicàssim, with clouds of thick black smoke filling an area packed with tourists after the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions.

    The local fire department said on Twitter that the blaze has affected the cafeteria inside the building and the outdoor parking lot. No injuries or deaths have been reported. [more]

    WATCH: Southern Spain bashed by golfball-size hailstones, flash floods triggered

    Normally a tourist destination for northern Europeans to enjoy a sun holiday at this time of year, southern Spain was reduced to an almost apocalyptic wasteland after a phenomenal and ferocious storm struck almost without warning.
    Tuesday’s storm was so intense it shattered windows, felled large tree branches, and created flash flooding all within a matter of minutes, with reports of waterspouts adding further to the almost biblical nature of the storm. [more]

    Wave of evictions sweeps US amid impasse over coronavirus protections

    A huge wave of evictions is gathering pace across the US, with tens of millions of people facing the looming prospect of being ejected from their homes with the expiry of federal government protections.

    According to the Aspen Institute, a non-profit thinktank, at least 30 million Americans out of the 110 million who live in rental housing are at risk of eviction by the end of September. [more]