Friday, September 18, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-17

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

2020-09-17 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 4:42 AM, fire gets huge, on Grange Lane in Redhill, Telford (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Megafire grows to 191,238 acres near Detroit (Oregon):

Quote: "The Beachie Creek Fire has burned 191,238 acres so far and is 20% contained, fire officials say."

2020-09-17 - Numerous other areas experiencing devastating fires around the planet besides the US West Coast:

Note: Well, of course. Eventually everything on the surface of the planet that CAN burn WILL burn. We're already seeing firestorms like none seen before. Just imagine the fires we're seeing now, but 10 times worse, and everywhere. That's where we're headed. On the plus side, Earth's running a 100% off sale on cremation services!

2020-09-17 - Work truck bursts into flame, ignites 1200-acre wildfire, on Snow Creek Road near Palm Springs (California):

Quote: "According to the California Highway Patrol and CalFire, a vehicle caught on fire on Snow Creek Road at around 2:36 p.m. It's unclear what started the car fire, but the flames were spread quickly due to the wind and dry conditions."

Note: I've documented quite a number of wildfires that have begun from vehicles bursting into flame. I don't know exactly how many, but dozens at least. And a lot of the fires that have unknown causes may be igniting that way too. You see pictures of charred wasteland with burned-out vehicles scattered across the landscape and you have to at least wonder...

2020-09-17 - Temperatures threaten to become unbearable:

2020-09-17 - Gas companies are abandoning their wells, leaving them to leak methane forever:

2020-09-17 - Trump's climate change rollbacks to dramatically increase US greenhouse gas emissions:

Quote: "President Donald Trump's rollback of Obama-era climate regulations will cause the United States to pump an extra 1.8 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere between now and 2035, at a time when scientists say the world needs to slash its carbon pollution dramatically to avoid catastrophe, researchers said Thursday."

Note: That will help kill off humanity at least somewhat faster. If you've got a hankerin' to take a nice relaxing dirt nap sooner rather than later, possibly after burning to death, then Trump's the candidate for you!

2020-09-17 - Fishing boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Port Saunders (Canada):

Note: This is the 825th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-17 - School bus bursts into flame at Lincoln Middle School in Gainesville (Florida):

Note: This is the 47th school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 235th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-17 - Government bus bursts into flame on highway near Kitgum (Uganda):

Note: This is the 236th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:36 AM while parked at truck stop in Amarillo (Texas):

2020-09-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Marion (Illinois):

2020-09-17 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 6:44 AM while parked inside business in Delaware (Ohio):

Quote: "The city reported Thursday afternoon that firefighters were dispatched to 320 London Road at 6:44 a.m. When firefighters arrived at 6:49 a.m. they observed smoke showing from a building in the Howald Industrial Park. Firefighters entered the building and found a semi-truck inside involved with the fire."

2020-09-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street on the island of Trinidad:

2020-09-17 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites wildfire, in Gironde (France):

Quote: "The fire between Salles and Barp in Gironde was brought under control this Thursday morning but still not extinguished. In all, 25 hectares of pine trees were burnt. It was a tractor that caught fire and triggered the disaster, reports France Bleu Gironde."

2020-09-17 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames in Milton Keynes (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:47 AM on the A458 near Twin Rivers Holiday Park in Foel (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Tractor bursts into flame at 2:52 AM at farm near coastal Bridport (Britain):

Note: These are the 1350th, 1351st, 1352nd, 1353rd, 1354th, 1355th, 1356th, 1357th and 1358th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-17 - School minibus bursts into flame on the A90 near Tipperty (Scotland):

2020-09-17 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2020-09-17 - Van bursts into flame near Sumburgh Airport in coastal Virkie in the Shetland Islands (Scotland), 1 injured:

2020-09-17 - Van bursts into flame at 6:14 AM on New Pond Lane in Saffron Walden (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Van bursts into flame on Dragons Lane in Moston (Britain):

2020-09-17 - At least five cars go up in flames just after 1:40 AM while parked in parking garage at Four Queens Casino in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "A huge cloud of black smoke rose from the structure as the fire spread up to the second level of the garage, damaging or destroying at least five parked cars."

2020-09-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at store in Fonthill (Canada):

2020-09-17 - Car bursts into flame in the Lyttelton Tunnel near coastal Lyttelton (New Zealand):

2020-09-17 - Five cars go up in flames before 4:30 AM while parked at garage in Longford (Ireland):

2020-09-17 - Car bursts into flame on road between Braybrooke and Arthingworth (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M54 near Telford (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2020-09-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-44 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-09-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on road in Down St Mary (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Kilnsea Drive in Lower Earley (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Several vehicles, outbuildings and mobile home destroyed by fire in Belgrade (Montana):

Quote: "A structure fire Thursday destroyed a mobile home and burned several vehicles and outbuildings in Belgrade, according to fire officials."

2020-09-17 - Barn destroyed by fire on Marin Road in Canajoharie (New York):

2020-09-17 - Garbage bursts into flame inside garbage truck in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2020-09-17 - Lakeside Lodge and Grille destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Lake Shore Drive on Lake George in Bolton Landing (New York):

2020-09-17 - Discount store heavily damaged by fire near North Frasier Street and Jessamine Street near coastal Georgetown (South Carolina):

2020-09-17 - Four saw mills and door business destroyed by fire in Nagpur (India):

2020-09-17 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire on George Street in McKees Rocks (Pennsylvania), cat killed:

2020-09-17 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 2:57 AM on Franklin Street in Racine (Wisconsin):

2020-09-17 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:20 AM on Will Jackson Road in Cadiz (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2020-09-17 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in Liverpool Township (Ohio):

2020-09-17 - Vacant duplex burns on Boisseau Street in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2020-09-17 - Two teens, 15 and 16, die in the Karnaphuli River in coastal Chattogram (Bangladesh):

2020-09-17 - Man, 30s to 50s, dies after being pulled from the water, still attached to surfboard, at coastal Croatan Beach in Virginia Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "Officers began a death investigation Thursday morning on Croatan Beach after dispatchers initially received a call about a medical emergency."

Quote: "Nedelka said the drowning is the sixth in Virginia Beach in the year. Most of those were the result of medical conditions or emergencies."

2020-09-17 - Man, 33, slumps over dead in SUV near Ridinger Lake at Jellystone Campground near Pierceton (Indiana):

2020-09-17 - Man, 54, found dead in jail cell in Concord (New Hampshire):

2020-09-17 - Woman, 53, found dead in apartment in Effingham (Illinois):

2020-09-17 - Young man found dead in the Alouette River in Maple Ridge (Canada):

2020-09-17 - Girl, 13, found dead in canal in Bamoil (Bangladesh):

2020-09-17 - Woman, 63, fashion designer, drops dead in bathroom at home in Kolkata (India):

Note: Just taken a bath or shower or washed her hair and got water on her head?

2020-09-17 - Boy, 9, collapses, bleeds and foams from nose and mouth and dies in Mukuru (Kenya):

Quote: "Police have launched investigations into the death of a nine-year-old boy in Mukuru Kaiyaba, Nairobi. Residents said David Nyabera, a Standard Five pupil at Mukuru Primary School, began bleeding and foaming from the mouth and nose after collapsing on Wednesday evening."

2020-09-17 - Man, 63, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Issos Beach on the island of Corfu (Greece):

2020-09-17 - Man, 60, dies while diving off coastal Cavalaire-sur-Mer (France):

2020-09-17 - Person found dead at seaside park in coastal Blackrock, Dublin (Ireland):

2020-09-17 - Girl, 14, found dead in Keighley (Britain):

2020-09-17 - Small plane crash-lands along North Quentin Road in Palatine (Illinois), engine failure:

2020-09-17 - Small plane runs off runway at airport in coastal Edgewater (Maryland):

2020-09-17 - Pickup truck veers off road at 6 AM, crashes into home, on Newman Avenue in Seekonk (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2020-09-17 - Car veers over centerline, hits tractor trailer head-on, on Highway 8 in Arkadelphia (Arkansas), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, on Gay Street in Danville (Virginia), 1 injured:

2020-09-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "The cause of the crash is unknown, though McKneely said they suspect some type of medical issue was involved."

2020-09-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, on Colony Drive in Pomona (California), 1 killed:

2020-09-17 - Sinkhole opens under teen in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2020-09-17 - Person has 'medical episode' and loses consciousness at government building in New Brunswick (New Jersey):

Quote: "A Middlesex County employee experienced an unrelated medical episode Thursday that resulted in the loss of consciousness while opening mail."

2020-09-17 - All of Arizona experiencing drought, more than half the state experiencing extreme drought:

2020-09-17 - Hurricane Teddy strengthens, becomes Category 4 storm, heads toward Bermuda:

2020-09-17 - Powerful tornado touches down and causes damage in Managua (Nicaragua), 14 injured:

2020-09-17 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Guatemala, 25,000 people affected:

2020-09-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Misurata (Libya):


  1. i think you're on to something, Jonny! Each year has seen increasing temperatures and acreage burned, more people dropping dead, more drownings and water-related deaths, more residences and other buildings bursting into flames as well as vehicle fires. When's it gonna stop? When it's all burned out!

    Rice Farmer has been a bit erratic lately (like Robin of seemorerocks). So here's a few headlines from yesterday.

    News Links, September 18, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    On Concerns about Turkey's Financial Health, Lira Dives to New Low, Cost of Insuring Turkish Sovereign Debt Nearly Doubles

    New Zealand Plunges Into Recession As Economy Shrinks Record 12%

    OECD projects global GDP will collapse by 4.5% this year

    Dethroned dollar is causing waves across markets, in five charts

    Top economists Stiglitz and Piketty: The US needs a wealth tax on millionaires and billionaires [fat chance]

    Hubert Horan on the dismal future facing the airline sector and why no-one is facing up to reality (video)

    Boeing, FAA failures to blame for 737 MAX crashes: U.S. House report

    Boeing 737 MAX crash victims urge more steps by FAA before flight approval

    Kevin O'Leary: Don't give airlines any more coronavirus relief money, we don't need all of them

    Airline CEOs meet with White House in last-minute plea for more coronavirus aid

    Mysterious Drone Incursions Have Occurred Over U.S. THAAD Anti-Ballistic Missile Battery In Guam

    US Will Enforce Iran Sanctions Even Without UN Approval

    Amid Pacific naval arms race, US defense chief calls for increased funding for ships

    The U.S. is still a dominant power — but it's not clear if it remains the global leader

    Suicide has already claimed the lives of 98 airmen in 2020

    The US Navy is short almost 100 fighter pilots

    'Saving lives at sea is not optional': EU chief calls for unity amid warnings migration crisis is not over
    Migrants are running from what they'll be facing as the economies of their destination countries collapse. -- RF

    $1 million bail set for Pennsylvania protesters decried as 'blatantly unconstitutional'

    The Military Wanted to Use a Heat Ray to Clear Protesters Outside the White House

    Oil Tanker Industry Is In An Ocean Of Trouble

    BP Says We've Already Reached Peak Oil

    IEA Again Cuts 2020 Crude Oil Demand Estimate

    [2nd piece below]

  2. Study: Cleanup, management won't save ecosystems from plastic pollution

    It's 122 Degrees In This City Today

    World Failed to Meet a Single Goal to Save Nature: UN Biodiversity Report

    Invention captures harmful car tyre dust, wins UK award
    Just imagine the resources and energy that would be consumed (and new pollution generated) by fitting all motor vehicles with such devices. And you still have the dust to dispose of. -- RF

    Plug-in hybrids called a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' as study claims emissions are higher than thought

    There won't be enough coronavirus vaccines for a return to normal life until 2022, WHO scientist says

    WHO doesn't recommend coronavirus passports, because immunity remains questionable

    'Very serious situation' unfolding in Europe, WHO warns, as cases rise dramatically

    Global coronavirus cases surpass 30 million: Reuters tally

    Vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 risk by more than 50%
    [but too much D causes damage]

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 11
    Yet another shocking example of abuse of court procedure unfolded on Wednesday.

    Over and Over and Over Again, History Has Vindicated Edward Snowden

    Spin Cycle: How the CDC and White House spun the facts but lost the war against COVID-19

    Believe It Or Not, 2021 Is Looking Worse Than 2020

    Another 790,021 Americans file for unemployment as the fallout from COVID-19 lingers

    Unemployment Claim Progress Slows to a Crawl

    Fading fiscal stimulus restraining U.S. consumer spending

    Hurricane Sally swamps U.S. Gulf Coast with massive floods, 'unreal' rain

    Retail Sales Badly Miss Expectations, Why?

    Banks lower revenue outlook as pandemic crimps loan demand

    This Is Why Inflation Will Rip Everyone's Face Off
    This is why inflation will rip everyone's faces off: production will continue to stagnate no matter how many trillions the Federal Reserve prints and throws around.

    Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

  3. [ok, back to the usual]

    Would you expect anything else from 2020? RARE and spooky FULL MOON on Halloween will be visible to the entire world and not for just parts of it

    This year’s Halloween full moon will be visible to the entire world, rather than just parts of it, for the first time since World War II [more]

    Bobcat Fire continues spreading to the north, burns structures in Juniper Hills

    More evacuation warnings issued [more; see last article in 2nd or 3rd comment]

    Tropical Storm "Beta" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, heavy rainfall expected along northwest Gulf Coast

    Tropical Storm "Beta" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on Friday, September 18, 2020. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 10th so far this month -- a record for September. [more]

    Saturday, 19 September 2020
    Tropical Storm Beta, (the second letter of the Greek alphabet) has formed in the Gulf Of Mexico just days after Hurricane Sally dumped horrendous amounts of rainfall along the Gulf coast; A life-threatening surge storm surge and hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the Texas coast [see map]

    [music news]
    Van Morrison set to release anti-lockdown songs

    First up is "Born to Be Free," out Sept. 25, followed by "As I Walked Out" on Oct. 9, and "No More Lockdown" on Oct. 23.

    Morrison's lyrics are straightforward. In "Born to Be Free," he sings: "The new normal, is not normal/It's no kind of normal at all/Everyone seems to have amnesia/Don't need the government cramping my style/Give them an inch, they take a mile."

    "As I Walked Out" features the lines: "Well, on the government website from the 21st March 2020/It said COVID-19 was no longer high risk/Then two days later/They put us under lockdown."

    And, "No More Lockdown" has the lyrics: "No more lockdown/No more government overreach," the musician sings in the chorus. "No more fascist bullies/Disturbing our peace."

    "No more taking of our freedom/And our God given rights/Pretending it's for our safety/When it's really to enslave."

    "I'm not telling people what to do or think, the government is doing a great job of that already," Morrison said in a statement announcing the songs. "It's about freedom of choice, I believe people should have the right to think for themselves."

    "This is not a sign of compliance or acceptance of the current state of affairs, this is to get my band up and running and out of the doldrums. This is also not the answer going forward. We need to be playing to full capacity audiences going forward."

    "I call on my fellow singers, musicians, writers, producers, promoters and others in the industry to fight with me on this," the statement continued. "Come forward, stand up, fight the pseudo-science and speak up. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and myself appear to be the only people in the music business trying to get it back up and running again. Come forward. It's not economically viable to do socially distanced gigs." [more]

    [2nd part next]

  4. 50,000 affected by floods in Kankan, Guinea

    Around 50,000 people from 10,000 households have been affected, with 657 houses damaged or destroyed and 1,363 people displaced. Local media reported 1 person missing.
    [more; ~ 4.5 min. video]

    6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mid-Atlantic ridge

    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred Friday evening on the central Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the west Coast of Africa and South America at 6:43 PM EDT.

    The epicenter is over 4,000 miles away from the state of Florida and poses no tsunami threat to the U.S. mainland.

    Homes destroyed after winds push California fire into desert

    Homes were destroyed Friday by an unrelenting wildfire that reached a Mojave Desert community and was still growing on several fronts after burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles. [more; at least 1 dead]

    [hey, let's compound the problems!]
    Southern California jolted by magnitude 4.5 earthquake, another worry after raging wildfires

    In a region already reeling from wildfires and smoke-filled skies, a moderate earthquake jolted Southern California late Friday. [more; ~ 1 min. video]

    Almost one third of Covid deaths in July and August 'primarily caused by other conditions'

    Coronavirus was not the main cause of death for nearly one third of recorded Covid-19 victims in July and August, research by Oxford University has found.

    Analysis shows that around 30 percent of people included in the coronavirus death toll by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) over the summer months had died primarily from other conditions. [more; remember, the tests are inaccurate in that they don't test for ACTUAL Covid-19]

    [3rd piece follows]

  5. Croatian biologists tackle an underwater pandemic [~ 1.75 min. video]

    " A year ago biologists tried to save some 300 seemingly healthy specimens but they were already infected and fewer than 30 remain alive Quote: "As things appear now, it will be very difficult to save the pen shells. It is already difficult to find living specimens in the sea. Sadly, all this may mean the disappearance of a species." [more]

    U.S. Admits That Congressman Offered Pardon to Assange If He Covered Up Russia Links

    Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon by a congressman on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. [more]

    'They should have let us die in the water': desperate Lebanese migrants sent back by Cyprus

    For years, small boats have left northern Lebanon's coast, packed with desperate migrants hoping to reach European shores. Until recently, they carried mostly Syrian and Palestinian refugees. But with Lebanon in freefall, its citizens have begun joining their ranks in larger numbers.

    Mohammad Ghandour never thought he'd be one of them. But he said Lebanon's economic crisis, which has crashed the Lebanese pound and left him unable to feed his seven children, gave him no choice. [more]

    Evacuations Ordered as Bobcat Fire Grows to More Than 55,000 Acres [< 1 min. video]

    Residents were forced to flee their homes in several communities near the northern slope of California’s San Gabriel Mountains on September 17, as the Bobcat Fire grew to more than 55,000 acres.This footage, posted to Instagram, shows an orange haze blanketing Juniper Hills, which was under an evacuation order.According to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, additional aircraft were ordered to tackle the fire.The fire first erupted on September 6 amid a record-breaking heatwave and has since scorched 55,617 acres. It was 9 percent contained by September 17.

  6. [here are some Saturday headlines from RF]
    News Links, September 19, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism's crisis: The world is going to change 'in shocking ways' in the next five years [yeah Ray, we're going extinct, no thanks to you]

    Bed Bath & Beyond release list of stores to close in 2020

    Military Contractor Raytheon Cuts 15,000 Jobs—CEO Still Earns Millions

    The Layoffs Are Just Beginning

    The Criminal Prosecution of Boeing Executives Should Begin

    European disarray pushes Iran, Turkey into China camp

    US says it has tested a top secret sixth-gen fighter [pffff!]

    As Trump and Iran square off on Venezuela Oil Shipments, will US Go full Pirate of the Gulf?

    U.S., Guyana to launch joint maritime patrols near disputed Venezuela border

    Occupying Palestine is rotting Israel from inside. No Gulf peace deal can hide that [the Zionists are the rot]

    New York Taxi Drivers Shut Down Bridges In Desperate Call To End 'Life Sentence To Debtor's Prison'

    Justice Department seeking to charge violent protesters with sedition

    Protesters, demonstration leaders arrested in connection to rallies in Aurora

    Coal exporters should brace for disappointment

    U.N. food chief urges Bezos, other billionaires to step up to help world's starving [yeah, right . .]

    10 million children facing famine in Yemen with suffering 'only likely to get worse'

    U.S. details up to $14 billion in new aid for farmers

    Thousands of New York 'Long Haulers' Struggle with COVID-19 Months After Diagnosis

    Wynn Las Vegas reveals 548 positive COVID-19 cases among employees

    Trump says U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April

    According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 12

    JPost: Israeli Role in Blast at Iran's Natanz Facility 'Validated'

    Facebook Accused of Watching Instagram Users Through Cameras

    "Inflation" and America's Accelerating Class War

    China is killing the dollar

    Demons of the deep state: how evangelicals and conspiracy theories combine in Trump's America

    Austerity at Home and Imperialism Abroad: What a Joe Biden Win Would Mean for America

    The problem with the U.S. economy is there are too many poor people

    Fed's Kashkari says pandemic aid was also 'banking bailout'

    The Ultra Wealthy Are Selling Billions Of Dollars In Stock