Thursday, August 13, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-12

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

2020-08-12 - Lake mysteriously turns blood red overnight in Paraguay:

Quote: "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."

2020-08-12 - Last decade was Earth's hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates:

2020-08-12 - Phoenix breaks record for number of days of 110F+ heat:

2020-08-12 - Heatwave set to broil California:

2020-08-12 - Pools of water atop sea ice in the Arctic may lead it to melt away sooner than expected:

Quote: "Observations show melt ponds forming earlier and persisting longer. Their blue water is darker than the white ice surrounding them, so they absorb more warmth from the sun."

2020-08-12 - Freakish wildfires alarmingly intensify in the Arctic:

2020-08-12 - Thunderstorms have hospitalized 52K Americans for breathing issues, study says:

2020-08-12 - Powerful Midwest derecho devastated 10 million acres of crops in Iowa, billions of dollars in damage:

Quote: "The destructive storm laid siege to more than 10 million acres of Iowa’s corn and soybean crop, devastating farmers and capping off what has already been a difficult few years of farming for many. Up to 43 percent of the state’s corn and soybean crop has suffered damage from the storms that brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour at times, a severe blow to a $10 billion industry that’s central to the Hawkeye State’s economy. The magnitude of the battered vegetation was even visible on the same weather satellites used to track Monday’s violent thunderstorms."

2020-08-12 - Underground explosions and fires shoot flames from manholes in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-08-12 - Pickup truck and camper burst into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in East Wenatchee (Washington), near the Columbia River:

Quote: "A fire that claimed an East Wenatchee home Wednesday night appears to have started in a parked truck and camper."

Quote: "Phillips says the camper and pickup were relatively new, and were parked within about five feet of the residence."

Note: Park a vehicle 5 feet from your home nowadays and you're just asking to become homeless or dead...

2020-08-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Aurora (Illinois):

Quote: "Four adults and one child were displaced after a vehicle fire spread to their two-story home in Aurora, officials said. Aurora firefighters responded to a structure fire at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday in the first block of South West Street, Aurora Fire Department officials said in a news release. Dispatchers had received a call for a vehicle fire in the driveway of the house there, according to officials."

2020-08-12 - Transformer bursts into flame at electrical substation in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2020-08-12 - Wildfire breaks out and explodes in size to 10,000 acres in three hours near Lake Hughes (California):

Quote: "The fire’s acreage jumped from about 50 to 10,000 acres, at 0% containment, within approximately three hours since it first erupted."

Quote: "'I have never seen anything like this,' ABC7's Veronica Miracle said in a tweet that included footage of the fiery phenomenon, noting that the blaze had created the fire tornado on a hill near Pine Canyon Road 'and it's sucking everything inside.'"

2020-08-12 - Wildfire grows to 51,455 acres north of Grand Junction (Colorado):

Quote: "With high winds that included a Red Flag Warning, the fire is now at 51,455 and is still just 7% contained. The fire will soon be the sixth largest wildfire in Colorado history. The fire was at a little more than 36,000 on Tuesday."

2020-08-12 - Wildfire grows to 3,700 acres and closes I-70 near Glenwood Springs (Colorado):

2020-08-12 - Brush fire breaks out in the bosque near Tingley Beach in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2020-08-12 - Crane loader bursts into flame at port on Clooney Road in coastal Derry (Ireland):

Quote: "The incident comes just weeks after a large fire at a warehouse in Foyle Port in the same region."

2020-08-12 - Cargo ship 'Viyada Naree' damaged by scrap fire in cargo hold in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):

Quote: "Fire erupted in cargo hold of a Thai bulk carrier VIYADA NAREE at Dordrecht, Netherlands, in the evening Aug 11. The ship was loading cargo of scrap."

2020-08-12 - Boat explodes into flame along the Rickenbacker Causeway near coastal Key Biscayne (Florida), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 733rd and 734th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-12 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Port St. John (Florida):

Note: This is the 34th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-08-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Effingham County (Illinois):

2020-08-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 near Hershey (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-12 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Manor Farm Road in Mudford (Britain):

Note: These are the 1174th, 1175th, 1176th and 1177th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-12 - Campervan bursts into flame at 6:23 AM on Stanley Avenue in coastal Hornsea (Britain):

Quote: "Stanley Avenue, Hornsea. Tue 11 Aug 2020 06:23 (No:014741) Camper van on fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2020-08-12 - Van bursts into flame on Hester Avenue in Clarkson (Australia):

2020-08-12 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 101 in Paso Robles (California):

2020-08-12 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 7 in Brookfield (Ohio):

2020-08-12 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Bettendorf (Iowa):

2020-08-12 - SUV bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway near Salmon Arm (Canada):

2020-08-12 - Car bursts into flame on Washington Court in Lake Oswego (Oregon):

2020-08-12 - Car bursts into flame on MacFarland Crescent in Chifley (Australia):

2020-08-12 - Car bursts into flame near pub in Epsom Downs (Britain):

2020-08-12 - Car bursts into flame on Willow Lane in Great Cambourne (Britain):

2020-08-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame before 7 AM on I-12 in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2020-08-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in Bibb County (Georgia):

2020-08-12 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at campground in Knoxville (Iowa), nobody there:

2020-08-12 - Barn damaged by fire on Staunch Hill in Leighton Bromswold (Britain):

2020-08-12 - Boat rental business damaged by fire shortly before 4:30 AM on Silver Lake in Rochester (Minnesota):

2020-08-12 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Polly Ann Park in Dover (New Hampshire), 2 injured:

2020-08-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Pompano Drive in coastal Garden City (South Carolina):

2020-08-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Ames Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-08-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 8th Street in Silvis (Illinois), nobody there:

2020-08-12 - Home destroyed by fire on West Wisconsin Street in Portage (Wisconsin):

2020-08-12 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Vine Street in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

2020-08-12 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2020-08-12 - Townhome complex under construction heavily damaged by fire shortly before midnight in Durham (North Carolina):

2020-08-12 - Hotel heavily damaged by massive fire in coastal Benicàssim (Spain):

2020-08-12 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM on Edison Street in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-08-12 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:20 AM on South Washtenaw Avenue in the Gage Park area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-08-12 - Two people found dead in rail car at business in Hugo (Oklahoma):

2020-08-12 - Man, 25, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home on Bristol Way in Richmond Hill (Georgia):

Quote: "A Richmond Hill man was found unresponsive in the family pool Wednesday afternoon. According to Richmond Hill Police Department Captain Brad Sykes, the man was found by a family member shortly after 3 p.m. in a pool located on the 300 block of Bristol Way. Sykes said responding officers attempted to perform CPR on the 25 year old man, who has not been identified. He was transported to a local hospital by attending emergency medical personnel where he was later pronounced dead."

2020-08-12 - Person slumps over dead in car at intersection in Roseville (California):

Quote: "Police in Roseville are investigating a death after a person was found inside a vehicle at the intersection of Blue Oaks Blvd. and Roseville Pkwy. Roseville police say the deceased individual was found Wednesday afternoon. So far, the cause of death is unknown, but there is no suspicion of foul play."

Note: A person just burned to death unsuspiciously in a burning SUV in Roseville too, mentioned in the 2020-08-11 update...

2020-08-12 - Man, 35, found dead in Lake Kaweah (California):

2020-08-12 - Man found dead in canal in coastal Port Charlotte (Florida):

2020-08-12 - Woman, 30, has 'medical episode' at jail and dies in Luzerne County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A female inmate died at Luzerne County Correctional Facility on Wednesday following a medical episode, according to county Manager David Pedri. Pedri identified the woman as Mary Balliet, 30."

2020-08-12 - Woman found dead in Lake Washington in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2020-08-12 - Woman found dead in submerged car in marshy pond in Cache County (Utah):

2020-08-12 - Man, 65, found dead in pond in Warren County (Georgia):

2020-08-12 - Man, 68, drops dead at home in Patrick Springs (Virginia):

2020-08-12 - Man, 61, loses consciousness while swimming in Okanagan Lake and dies near Penticton (Canada):

Quote: "Penticton RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the drowning of an Alberta man who became unconscious while swimming in Okanagan Lake."

2020-08-12 - Person found dead in canal in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-08-12 - Man found dead in wooded area near Broadclyst (Britain):

2020-08-12 - Young man has 'medical episode' on scaffolding and dies in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

Quote: "A young man has died following a medical episode suffered while on a scaffolding site in Plymouth."

2020-08-12 - Man found dead in car at supermarket in Somercotes (Britain):

2020-08-12 - Driver has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into woods, near Bath (Britain):

Quote: "Police have shared pictures of a car that left an infamous road near Bath, saying that it was the result of a 'medical episode'."

2020-08-12 - Passenger train derails near coastal Aberdeen (Scotland), 3 killed, 6 injured:

2020-08-12 - Tanker truck crashes through median, overturns, bursts into flame, on US 75 in Richardson (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "The driver of a fuel truck died Wednesday after his vehicle crossed through the concrete center divider of US 75, his truck overturned and caught fire in the northbound lanes, officials said. Richardson police identified the driver as 28-year-old Colten Everett King of Weatherford, Texas."

2020-08-12 - Tractor trailer crashes off road and overturns at 2:45 AM on I-15 near St. George (Utah), 2 injured:

2020-08-12 - SUV veers off road, crashes into building, in Houma (Louisiana):

2020-08-12 - Car and SUV collide head-on in Buckeye (Arizona), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-12 - Car veers off road at 2 AM, plunges into creek, in Sarpy County (Nebraska), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-12 - Building partially collapses in Bamberg (South Carolina):

2020-08-12 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Driscoll Pond and Hopkins Pond in Camden County (New Jersey):

2020-08-12 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey):

2020-08-12 - Typhoon Mekkhala makes landfall in Fujian Province (China):

2020-08-12 - Incredible mutant calf born with two heads in Indonesia:

2020-08-12 - Barbaric horse killings put countryside on alert in France:


  1. [i think my first comment disappeared again]

    [here are some Friday headlines (maybe) from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, August 14, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Bombshell Report: Fed Is Aware that Big Banks Are Rigging their Stress Tests and Letting Them Get Away with It

    Latin America will see 'record-breaking contraction' as the coronavirus shatters their economies, Goldman says

    US in Longterm Economic Decline

    Amazon cuts more than 1,200 delivery contract jobs, even as that part of its business booms [mo' $ fo' BEEEEZos]

    CENTCOM boss expects a long-term troop presence in Iraq

    Centcom Chief: Iran Is Top US Priority

    Looking for an Excuse to Crackdown, Police Departments are Pitting Protesters Against Each Other (US) [of course!]

    Mauritius dodges second oil spill as fuel pumped from stricken ship

    'Massive poisonous shock': Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill

    Fossil fuels not the only source of deadly air pollution, study says

    WHO says there's 'no evidence' the coronavirus is being transmitted by food

    Lebanon ex-interior minister: Israel blew up port

    Activist Voices Missing From Corporate Coverage of Uprisings

    We're Dumb about Exponential Growth. That's Proving Lethal

    The "New Normal" Is De-Normalization

    UK weather: Temperature tops 34C for sixth day in a row for first time in six decades

    Democratic Establishment Commits to Status Quo with Kamala Harris VP Pick

    Kamala Harris's Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice

    Forecast says US hotel occupancy may not recover until 2023

    Federal deficit reaches $2.8T, breaking annual record

    Both Sides Have a Foreign Boogeyman to Blame for the 2020 Election

    Empty apartments in Manhattan reach record high, topping 13,000

    U.S. hits fiscal cliff with jobs, economic recovery in the balance

    Number of People on State or Federal Unemployment Insurance Falls Below 30 Million, First Time Since June

    America Doesn't Have Real Presidential Debates, But It Should

    6 national restaurant chains in deepest trouble amid COVID-19 include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Denny's

    Much of America Is Shut Out of The Greatest Borrowing Binge Ever

    How can Wall Street be so healthy when Main Street isn't?

    More Bailout Cash Won't Stop Wave of Credit Card Defaults

  2. Might have to bring back the page where i post a copy before i posted it here, Jonny, so i don't keep wasting time. Sand's runnin' low in the ol' hourglass here.

    BBN: Heatwave Hits US Southwest [~ 46.75 min.]

    The Infamous New Madrid Fault May Take Out 150 Miles of the Midwest and Will End Up More Devastating Than the San Andreas Big One, Which Is Also Overdue!

    Today, scientists say that the 150-mile-long New Madrid Seismic Zone has a terrifying 40% chance to blast in the next few decades, impacting 7 states – Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi – with 715,000 buildings damaged and 2.6 millions of people left without power. [more; oh, it'll be much worse than that]

    Thousands of seagulls found dead in Turkey

    Flocks of dead seagulls have been found scattered around Lake Van in eastern Turkey, and even though most deaths are attributed to hunger and food scarcity, the extent of the deaths has been worrying.

    The incident recently came to light after several concerned residents contacted officials about seeing the dead and dying birds around the body of water. [more; called an annual event]

    [2nd piece awaits]

  3. North Carolina: 'Reporting error' fuels 200K COVID testing overcount

    North Carolina public health officials have announced a major reporting error in the number of coronavirus tests conducted since the start of the pandemic.

    North Carolina overcounted its tally of completed coronavirus tests by 200,000 since the start of the pandemic, state officials announced Wednesday, blaming most of the error on a processing lab. The error doesn't affect key measures such as the percentage of positive test results, they said. [oh no, of course not - they're just making those numbers up too, so ..]

    LabCorp is one of two nationwide laboratory chains that are the backbone of coronavirus testing in the U.S. The other testing company is competitor Quest Diagnostics. [just 2?!]

    In recent weeks LabCorp has reported processing about 180,000 tests per day, or a quarter of the country's roughly 700,000 daily testing total. [i call bullshit on these numbers - how many are tested multiple times? what's the reliability? false positive rate, etc.]

    Last month both LabCorp and Quest warned that surging demand for COVID-19 tests had overwhelmed their lab capacity, leading to lag times of five days or more to return results to patients after their samples had been collected from testing sites. [more]

    Oops! England quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from tally after death toll revised down by 5k

    The government has quietly removed 1.3m coronavirus tests from its data because of double counting, raising fresh questions about the accuracy of the testing figures.

    Justin Madders, the shadow health minister, said the data on testing had been "shambolic" for months.

    "To now retrospectively adjust the testing figures by 1.3m overnight - without explanation - is the latest in a long line of chaotic failings by the government on testing," he said.

    "How can we be confident that testing and tracing is working properly when basic data on the number of tests is obviously so flawed? Ministers need to get a grip of this as a matter of urgency." [more; see?]

    [3rd section next]

  4. China floods: 63.4 million people affected, 219 dead or missing

    43% of Iowa corn, soybean crop hit by Monday's storm

    "When I say 10 million acres, that is really an early estimate," Reynolds said. "Some of the photos have just been devastating." [more]

    Bald Eagle attacks woman along Lake Superior

    A scary attack between a young bald eagle and a woman took place along Lake Superior Thursday - and it was all caught on video, as FOX 21's Dan Hanger reports.

    The aggressive bald eagle was seen attacking the woman Thursday morning just 100 yards away from the Cascade Lodge and Restaurant along Highway 61 in Lutsen.

    Head Kitchen Manager Bernie Banks ran to help the woman — a guest at the lodge — using his chef's jacket to safely stop the raptor from charging on.

    "I just took off my jacket and threw it over him and tried my best to get him off of her while not hurting the bird or hurting her anymore without me getting hurt, alright," Banks said.

    The woman was not severely injured thanks in part to the jeans on her legs.

    The Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Patrol were called in to mostly keep onlookers at bay for everybody's safety, as the eagle — only a few months old — just wouldn't leave. The bird even roosted on law enforcement's vehicles. [more]

    Huge hail storm hits Critérium du Dauphiné riders and spectators in France

    The finish of stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné was battered by a brutal hailstorm on Thursday afternoon, catching out a chunk of the peloton as they rode to the finish atop the Col de Porte and the crowds along the road.

    Meanwhile, the podium ceremony was cut short after the inflatable roof collapsed just as Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) was receiving the white jersey for best young rider. [more]

    At least 43 killed, 180,000 affected by floods across Sudan since late July

    Recent flooding began in the country after heavy rainfall in late July. Damage was reported in parts of Khartoum and a dam collapsed in Blue Nile state. [more; video]