Monday, September 21, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-20

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

2020-09-20 - Private bus goes up in flames at 2:50 AM and kills man while parked at home on Taylor Street in East Chattanooga (Tennessee):

Quote: "Firefighters found a large bus fully involved. They got the fire out & were advised by neighbors that someone was living there. Entry was made & deceased party was located."

Note: This is the 280th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-20 - Car goes up in flames and kills person shortly before 1 AM on street in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "An unidentified male was found in the driver's seat of a burning vehicle near N. 10th Street and W. Hadley Street shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, according to police."

2020-09-20 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "Statesville Road in Charlotte was shut down for two hours Sunday morning after a large scrap vehicle fire at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Charlotte."

2020-09-20 - Vehicles go up in flames at recycling center or auto salvage yard in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Honolulu firefighters were called out to a fire at a Campbell Industrial Park business Saturday morning. Flames broke out around 11:15 a.m. at a facility on Olai Street. Initial reports say multiple vehicles were on fire at a recycling, or junk yard, though details were limited."

2020-09-20 - Wildfire grows to 103,135 acres, becomes megafire, in Angeles National Forest (California), homes destroyed, smokenado forms:

Quote: "The Bobcat Fire in California is now recorded as one of the largest wildfires in the history of Los Angeles County. As of Sunday, the blaze has consumed more than 103,135 acres of land since its initial breakout over Labour Day weekend. "

Quote: "A 'smokenado' was captured on camera twisting into the sky near Big Pines as the nearly 100,000-acre Bobcat Fire continued to rage nearby."

2020-09-20 - Wildfire that started from truck bursting into flame grows to 6,000 acres near Palm Springs (California):

2020-09-20 - Woman, 61, loses consciousness while snorkeling and dies off the Florida Keys, and another woman, 21, loses consciousness while diving off the Florida Keys (Florida):

Quote: "A 61-year-old woman died Sunday after becoming unresponsive during a snorkeling excursion off the Florida Keys."

Quote: "In an unrelated incident, a 21-year-old woman was rescued Sunday when she went scuba diving off the Florida Keys. 'A 21 year-old diver came to the surface unconscious and not breathing, but became conscious and responsive when brought into the boat,' the Coast Guard said."

Note: Somehow those two events don't seem all that unrelated...

2020-09-20 - Apartment building explodes and burns on Mayfield Road in Whalley Range (Britain):

Note: This is the 84th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-09-20 - Boat bursts into flame on the Potomac River in coastal Washington DC:

2020-09-20 - Houseboat destroyed by fire in Pittwater Bay off coastal Palm Beach (Australia):

Note: These are the 829th and 830th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Boonville (Missouri):

2020-09-20 - Tractor, tractor (combine), grain trucks, hay and shed destroyed by fire near Mazeppa (Minnesota):

Quote: "The building contained about 250 round bales of hay and several pieces of farm equipment, Dohrn said, including a tractor, combine and grain trucks. All of the items were destroyed."

2020-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Scarborough (Canada):

Note: These are the 1367th, 1368th, 1369th and 1370th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-20 - RV bursts into flame on 1st Avenue South in Hungry Horse (Montana), 1500 feet from the Flathead River:

Note: This is the 307th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-09-20 - Food van bursts into flame at pub, fire spreads, pub heavily damaged, on Daiglen Drive in South Ockendon (Britain):

2020-09-20 - SUV bursts into flame on Main Road in Lower Foxdale on the Isle of Man:

2020-09-20 - Classic car bursts into flame at KFC in Pahrump (Nevada):

Quote: "The sheriff's office did not release any information about the owner of the ill-fated vehicle, nor was any official information available about the year, make or model of the classic vehicle. However, the car bears striking resemblance to the 1924 Dodge Rat Rod that was previously featured in the Las Vegas Showroom of Gateway Classic Cars. Along with having a matching body style, the Rat Rod's engine, skull-shaped hood ornament, large exhaust pipes, and emblem all match the one seen on the burned-out vehicle."

2020-09-20 - Taxi bursts into flame on street in Delhi (India), driver burned:

2020-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Ottery St Mary (Britain):

2020-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Taunton (Britain):

2020-09-20 - Car bursts into flame at 11:57 PM on Oakhouse Lane in Winsford (Britain):

2020-09-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the B1253 in Rudston (Britain):

Quote: "B1253 Road, Rudston. Sun 20 Sep 2020 08:22 (No:017644) Vehicle fire out prior to Fire Service arrival, inspection only."

2020-09-20 - Vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire at 6:40 AM on Poway Road in Poway (California):

Quote: "A two-alarm fire destroyed a Poway auto shop — and several vehicles inside — early Sunday morning, officials said."

2020-09-20 - Car and home destroyed by fire on Van Winkle Avenue in Garfield (New Jersey):

Quote: "A New Jersey police department is asking for donations after one of its officers lost her car, her home, and everything inside in a massive fire."

2020-09-20 - Barn destroyed by fire on Shaldon Road in Newton Abbot (Britain):

2020-09-20 - Mulch fire erupts at landscaping company in coastal Roxbury (Massachusetts):

2020-09-20 - Paper fire breaks out at paper factory in Ofakim (Israel):

2020-09-20 - Shopping mall heavily damaged by fire at 1:42 AM on South Georgia Street in Amarillo (Texas):

2020-09-20 - Four businesses and two apartments go up in flames on Main Street in Hopkinton (Massachusetts):

2020-09-20 - Storage business destroyed by fire in coastal Amherst (Canada):

2020-09-20 - University building heavily damaged by fire in Kampala (Uganda):

Quote: "A fire has gutted an iconic building at Uganda's Makerere University, which is a prominent landmark in the capital. Known as the 'Ivory Tower', an overnight blaze has left its distinctive white walls with blue-shuttered windows blackened."

2020-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Cassopolis (Michigan):

2020-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 2 AM on Clearbrook Cove in Memphis (Tennessee):

2020-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lowell Street in West Springfield (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2020-09-20 - Home destroyed by fire on Hog Skin Road in Sherman (Texas), nobody there:

2020-09-20 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM on Idlewild Road in Burlington (Kentucky):

2020-09-20 - Two homes go up in flames on Lincoln Street in Dickson City (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-20 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in Paterson (New Jersey):

2020-09-20 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Willie Street in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2020-09-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at the Reserve at Sweetwater Creek in Austell (Georgia):

2020-09-20 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM on Autumnwood Way in Cleveland (Georgia), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-20 - Vacant building burns near Citi Field during baseball game in coastal Queens (New York):

2020-09-20 - Vacant home burns at 2:40 AM near Fowler Avenue and North 15th Street in Omaha (Nebraska), 1700 feet from Carter Lake:

2020-09-20 - Vacant home burns at 5:07 AM on South Florida Street in Amarillo (Texas):

2020-09-20 - Three people, 18, 23 and 25, die in pond in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2020-09-20 - Man, 21, jumps into lake and dies at campground in Owosso Township (Michigan):

2020-09-20 - Person found dead in submerged car in the Trinity River in Trinity County (California):

2020-09-20 - Man jumps into lake at golf course and dies in Trinity County (Texas):

2020-09-20 - Woman, 30, found dead in Lake Cachuma at Lake Cachuma Recreation Area (California):

2020-09-20 - Woman found dead at coastal North Point, St Lucy on the island of Barbados:

2020-09-20 - Man drops dead on beach in coastal Scottburgh (South Africa):

Quote: "'The man’s brother said that at one stage he noticed him sitting down, and a few moments later he just collapsed,' said Scottburgh Saps communications officer, Captain Adam Francis. The man was certified dead on the beach by paramedics."

2020-09-20 - Man, 22, found dead in pond in Amravati (India):

2020-09-20 - Man, 50, found dead in Vardavar Lake in Yerevan (Armenia):

2020-09-20 - Man in his 20s found dead at home in Cloughduv (Ireland):

2020-09-20 - Man drops dead at 7 AM at home on Old School Lane in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):

2020-09-20 - Child suddenly sickens and dies at home in Stockton (Britain):

2020-09-20 - Small plane crashes in Hilltop Lakes (Texas), engine failure, 4 killed:

2020-09-20 - Small plane crashes and burns in field near Kokomo (Indiana), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-20 - Small plane crash-lands on Stone Street in Moosic (Pennsylvania), engine failure, 2 injured:

2020-09-20 - Passenger bus blows tire, somersaults, bursts into flame, in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 3+ injured:

2020-09-20 - Passenger bus blows tire and crashes into river in Offinso (Ghana), 8+ killed, more injured:

2020-09-20 - Tanker truck crashes into the Trishuli River, bursts into flame, near Kathmandu (Nepal):

2020-09-20 - Tractor trailer veers off road, slams into overpass support, bursts into flame, on I-20 in Lexington County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-09-20 - Tractor trailer's brakes fail just before 4 AM, truck plows into restaurant, in Robinson Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-20 - Pickup truck slams into tree at 12:15 AM, bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Lafayette (Georgia), 1 killed:

2020-09-20 - Two cars collide head-on at 1:45 AM on the Atlantic City Expressway near coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-20 - Car veers off road at 12:30 AM, crashes into bus shelter, in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 4 injured:

2020-09-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Rochester (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2020-09-20 - Car veers off road, overturns, hits trees, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Cheboygan County (Michigan), 2 killed:

2020-09-20 - Shark attacks and severely injures man off Marathon Key (Florida):

2020-09-20 - Huge sinkhole swallows chunk of road in Puebla (Mexico):

2020-09-20 - Residential building collapses in Maharashtra (India), 10+ killed:

2020-09-20 - Person has 'medical issue' and goes into cardiac arrest in pond at park in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "The Bakersfield Police Department said on Sunday afternoon, a person possibly had a medical issue in the pond at Park at River Walk, leading emergency personnel to respond and remove the person from water. Around 1:45 p.m. the person was given life-saving CPR by emergency personnel and is in serious condition in the hospital according to police."

2020-09-20 - Volcano Sangay sees uptick in activity with blasts and ash emissions in Ecuador:

2020-09-20 - Lightning strike kills couple on bike in Maharashtra (India):

2020-09-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit southern France:

2020-09-20 - More than 40 percent of Americans are obese:

Note: We're fat, we're fat, you know it...


  1. Mornin' Jonny, everyone. Welcome to Fall, 2020.

    Finally, i think the chilliness is over here for at least this week. It didn't even make it to 70 yesterday and last night was in the 40s again.

    The first day of fall is here, as the autumnal equinox is Tuesday. Get ready for sweater weather.

    Our long, hot summer is finally coming to an end on Tuesday, Sept. 22 with the autumnal equinox, which marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Autumn arrives Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. EDT (that's 8:30 a.m. CDT, 7:30 a.m. MDT and 6:30 a.m. PDT).

    At a precise moment each September, on either the 21st, 22nd or 23rd, the sun is directly above the equator, marking the exact time of the autumnal equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. [more]

    Scores of temperature records smashed as cold blast sweeps through Eastern U.S.

    Dozens of temperature records were smashed or tied across the Eastern U.S. over the weekend as a shot of cold air swept through the region, weeks ahead of the average for much of the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued frost advisories and freeze warnings through 13:00 UTC (09:00 LT) on Monday, September 21, 2020. [more]

    At least 10 dead as Tropical Storm "Noul" wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

    At least 10 people lost their lives, properties were damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands were affected as Tropical Storm "Noul" ripped through parts of Southeast Asia -- from Vietnam, where it caused the most damage (amounting to 10 million dollars) as well as the most fatalities, to Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. [more]

    Rain from Tropical Storm Noul triggers further floods in 5 provinces of Cambodia - at least 11 dead

    At least 11 people have now died, including eight by lightning strike and three in flash floods. A total of 1,825 houses and 312 hectares of crops were inundated, with 475 people being evacuated. [more; 2 videos]

    Apocalyptic scene in Balakovo, Russia as dozens of birds fall from sky & lie scattered around streets [video]

    Hurricane "Teddy" forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia, Canada

    The center of Hurricane "Teddy" is moving east of Bermuda on September 21, 2020, bringing tropical-storm-force wind gusts. Teddy is forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia, Canada on September 23. [more]

    Hurricane Teddy Slams Bermuda With High Surf and Wind [~ 40 sec. video]

    Hurricane Teddy whipped Devonshire Bay, Bermuda, with winds reaching 90 mph on September 21.According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 2pm on September 21, Hurricane Teddy is forecast to move north-northeast as it approaches Nova Scotia. NHC warned of “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”Local news reported power outages affecting 217 Bermuda Electric Light Company customers. [more]

    [2nd piece awaits]

  2. GE: Industrial giant will stop building coal-fired power plants [i thought they were near bankruptcy]

    In a dramatic reversal, one of the world's biggest makers of coal-fired power plants is to exit the market and focus on greener alternatives.

    US industrial giant General Electric said it would shut or sell sites as it prioritised its renewable energy and power generation businesses.

    It comes ahead of a US Presidential election in which the candidates hold starkly different views on coal.

    NGO the Natural Resources Defense Council said the move was "about time". [more]

    Mass death of elephants in Botswana claimed to be due to cyanobacteria, deaths of 25 more in Zimbabwe remains unexplained

    Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday, announcing the result of an investigation into the deaths which had baffled and alarmed conservationists. [more]

    Strange, glowing ultraviolet aurora detected around a comet

    Never, until now, had an aurora been detected on a comet.

    But, in a new analysis of data collected by the Rosetta spacecraft, the space around Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) has been observed glowing with far-ultraviolet auroral radiation. [more]

    Why Is The Mainstream Media Signaling That A Much Larger Stock Market Decline Is Coming?

    Why would the mainstream media want all of us to believe that stock prices are about to fall dramatically? Just like we witnessed earlier this year at the beginning of the pandemic, the corporate media is full of reports that seem to imply that it is a virtual certainty that stock prices are going to go even lower. Of course it would make perfect sense for stock prices to go down because they are incredibly overvalued right now, but normally the mainstream media does not try to tell us where stock prices are going next. And the fact that so many news outlets are repeating the same mantra right now is particularly troublesome.

    Without a doubt, the momentum of stock prices is taking us in a downward direction at the moment. All of the major stock indexes have posted declines for three weeks in a row, and it looks like this week could make it four.

    Could it be possible that there will be an attempt to disrupt the market in an attempt to make one of the candidates look bad? [more; there you go]

    Flooding from Tropical Storm Beta swallows cars in Houston

    Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Beta caused Keegans Bayou to overflow Monday night, swallowing cars in southwest Houston.
    [more; 4 tweets included with article]

    A shark attack and two deaths in the water make for tragic weekend in the Florida Keys

    A Florida Keys personal watercraft tour guide died at a hospital moments after being found unresponsive in the water Sunday afternoon.

    His was the second on-the-water fatality in the Keys this weekend, and one of several serious incidents that included a shark attack off Marathon Sunday morning. [more]

    [3rd section follows]

  3. Africa Is Experiencing Some of the Worst Climate Disasters, But the World Watches California Burn. America Needs to Lead on Climate Change

    While the world watched as California burns, deadly flash floods hit my home city of Kampala. No one paid very much attention, but countries in Africa are on the front lines of the climate crisis, and events like this are now taking place year-round. Sudan has declared a state of emergency due to record flooding; the Nile River rose almost 17.5 meters in places, and more than 100,000 homes have been destroyed. In East Africa, a plague of locusts threatens the food supply of 20 million people, and extreme weather, including a powerful cyclone season last year, created the wet conditions that fueled the outbreak. In Southern Africa, drought is threatening millions with food shortages; many are facing starvation and death as crop yields plummet. And yet, money still pours in from abroad to fund the burning of fossil fuels in Africa. Breaking news: We cannot eat coal or drink oil.

    These are just a mere handful of examples of what climate change is doing to Africa already. [more]

    Officials ID 4 victims killed in airplane crash in Texas

    Texas officials on Monday released the names of four people from Louisiana who authorities said were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing.

    The crash happened Sunday morning near the airport in Hilltop Lakes, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Houston.

    The National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday it was investigating the crash. [more]

    Chilling Footage Shows Mountain Lion Quietly Stalking Children Near San Francisco

    A mountain lion was caught on camera seemingly sizing up some kids in a neighborhood near San Francisco.

    Timothy Kerrisk, who filmed the incident, told local news station KRON that he thought a dog had gotten into his Pacifica yard. Then he realized what it was ― and that it was watching children playing in the street. [more]

    Snorkeler attacked by 10ft bull shark in Florida Keys

    A snorkeler was attacked and bitten by a 10ft bull shark in the Florida Keys “almost immediately” after he got into the water.

    Andrew Eddy, 30, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital in Miami after the shark bit his shoulder as he and his family were out on a private boat.

    Mr Eddy’s condition remains unknown. [more]

    Bobcat Fire Near L.A. Grows 35% Overnight, Destroys Homes, As New Evacuation Orders Are Issued [~ 1.5 min. news spot + article, tweets]

    The Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest grew from 72,000 acres on Saturday to an estimated 99,428 acres Sunday with just 15% containment.

    Officials warned that the flames would continue to spread from the Antelope Valley foothills into the communities of Juniper Hills, Valyermo and Big Pine. [more]

    L.A.-Area Bobcat Fire Again “Making A Hard Push” For Mt. Wilson Observatory; TV, Radio And Cell Towers Threatened; New Evacuation Orders Issued

    Every TV station in Los Angeles uses the towers atop Mt. Wilson to transmit its signal. Likewise many radio stations. The peak is also important for ensuring cell phone service in the area. [more]

    [4th part coming up]

  4. US faces ticking ‘feral swine bomb’ as millions of wild pigs run rampant across country

    A population explosion among wild boars in the US has led experts to warn that a "feral swine bomb," if left unchecked, could wreak havoc on large swaths of the country.

    Feral hogs trample and tear-up crops, attack livestock, and can destroy sensitive habitats. The pigs also act as disease carriers. They can host more than 30 viral and bacterial diseases as well as scores of parasites.

    There are approximately 9 million feral hogs in the US, and their numbers are multiplying quickly. [more]

    Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, poll suggests

    There's growing concern among citizens all over the world about climate change, according to a new global poll.

    But respondents had very different attitudes to the level of urgency required to tackle the problem.

    Big majorities in poorer countries strongly agreed with tackling climate change with the same vigour as Covid-19.

    However in richer nations, the support for rapid action was far more muted. [more]

    Some Californians see clear skies for first time in weeks, but major wildfires continue to rage

    Many people got a brief respite from smoky skies Sunday, and a handful of national parks reopened over the weekend, even as major wildfires raged across the Golden State.

    "What benefits us is harming others. Someone has to be downwind," said Brandt Maxwell, a National Weather Service meteorologist. "We're doing better now, but we're certainly far from perfect because there are so many fires, and some areas still have a lot of smoke to deal with."

    He said the break may be short-lived, and smoky skies could develop as early as Tuesday. [more]

    Boris Johnson tells people to work from home and says coronavirus restrictions could last for the next 6 months

    He announced new restrictions for the hospitality and leisure industries and said they could last for another six months.

    He also introduced a 10 p.m. curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants and a limit on wedding guests to 15. [more]

    ‘Chomper is 14.2 pounds lighter.’ Surgery at Keys turtle hospital removes giant tumor

    [and got a medical bill for $27,218.37]

    A family boating off Duck Key in the Florida Keys found the reptile tangled in fishing line and couldn’t help but notice the growth, which was the size of a basketball. The family took the turtle, named Chomper by their two young sons, to the Turtle Hospital in the Middle Keys city of Marathon.

    On Saturday, Dr. Terry Norton surgically removed the tumor, which weighed 14.2 pounds, according to Turtle Hospital staff. Chomper weighed 150 pounds before the operation. [more]

  5. [Tuesday headlines from RF, while he's harvesting]
    News Links, September 22, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    *Posting will be light until the rice harvest is finished.

    The 11 most important things in the leaked FinCEN files, which exposed $2 trillion in suspicious transactions and are roiling the world of finance

    S&P Global warns of new European sovereign-bank "doom loop"

    US Claims UN Sanctions on Iran Reinstated: The World Disagrees

    Biden's Foreign Policy Advisors Show Loyalty to Israel, Defense Contractors

    Shell May Cut Upstream Oil Operations By 40%

    World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

    Thirteen Former Presidents Urge United Kingdom Government to Immediately Free Julian Assange

    Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange

    China's yuan is rallying sharply against the dollar — and analysts say there's room to run

    Military-style Marshall Plan needed to combat climate change, says Prince Charles

    Large parts of Wales to go into lockdown

    The Bill for America's $50 Trillion Gluttony of Inequality Is Overdue

    As Assange Faces Extradition, the State of US Prisons Grows Worse

    Nikola Hype Collapses, Shares Plunge Further, Founder/CEO Pushed Out. GM Swoons

    Consumer Mood Darkens on Employment and Job Prospects

    U.S. Industrial Demand For Natural Gas Drops As Economy Slows