Saturday, September 26, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-25

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

2020-09-25 - Unknown foul chemical odor reported along both sides of the Delaware River in Delaware County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officials in Delaware County are searching for the source of a strange smell that was reported on both sides of the Delaware River on Friday. Viewers in both Salem and Delaware counties, have been complaining about the foul odor. 'A strong, pungent chemical odor is rolling across Delaware County,' said Timothy Boyce, the director of Emergency Services in Delaware County. Boyce said hundreds of calls are coming into Emergency Services about a consistent, heavy chemical odor rolling through the county."

Note: Calm down people, it's probably just some poison gas!

2020-09-25 - Young couple and infant daughter killed when parked car bursts into flame at 2 AM and spreads to their home on East Utica Street in Buffalo (New York), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "The fire started sometime around 2 a.m. at 57 East Utica Street, which is between Main Street and Michigan Avenue. The flames were very intense when our photographer was at the scene. Fire officials believe the fire started in a car outside of the three-unit home then spread to the house."

2020-09-25 - Ocean heat waves are directly linked to climate change:

Quote: "The 'blob' of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent."

2020-09-25 - Melting Antarctic ice sheet to raise sea levels by 8.5 feet no matter what we do now:

Quote: "The Antarctic Ice Sheet will suffer irreversible ice loss raising ocean levels by 8.5 feet even if the world meets global warming goals laid out by the Paris Agreement on Climate change, scientists said in a report published Wednesday."

Note: The melting of Greenland's ice sheet is now irreversible too, so there's at least 30 feet of unstoppable sea level rise heading our way now. That's enough to wipe out mostly every coastal city on the planet and erase some entire countries from the map of the world. Florida will be completely underwater, so all of the cities in Florida will be destroyed, but many other cities across the US will be destroyed too: New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Mobile, Myrtle Beach, Washington DC, Seattle, etc. It may take a while (but not as long as the scientists say because they've consistently been wrong about how fast things are happening). This also means that the majority of nuclear plants will melt down and spew ungodly amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and environment, so anyone still alive then will have to deal with the skin melting from their bones from radiation from time to time...

2020-09-25 - Climate disasters are leaving families with nowhere to go:

Note: Gonna need a different planet because this one isn't going to be habitable by human beings...

2020-09-25 - Invasive Asian giant hornets could spread rapidly across the US if aggressive action is not taken:

Quote: "Murder hornets could spread 'rapidly' across the United States if action is not taking to stop the invasion, a study has warned. The Asian hornet has only been spotted in Washington so far, but could swarm the entire country, according to Washington State University."

Quote: "This could be, if it were to become established, one of the most damaging invasive species that we could almost imagine..."

2020-09-25 - Wildfires rip through Córdoba and nine other provinces in Argentina:

2020-09-25 - Yacht bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Note: This is the 835th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

Note: This is the 283rd bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-94 near Bismarck (North Dakota):

2020-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 87 near Sunflower (Arizona):

2020-09-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Bureau County near Cherry (Illinois):

Note: These are the 1394th, 1395th and 1396th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-25 - Dump truck bursts into flame on North Sumter Boulevard in coastal North Port (Florida):

2020-09-25 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the Northway in Saratoga County (New York):

2020-09-25 - Food truck bursts into flame on US 30 near Jeromesville (Ohio):

2020-09-25 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on the M2 near the River Medway near Rochester (Britain):

2020-09-25 - RV bursts into flame while parked at auto business in Billings (Montana):

Quote: "'I have no idea how it caught fire. … It wasn’t an explosion or anything. There was nothing plugged in or turned on inside the trailer,' he said."

Note: This is the 311th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-09-25 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-09-25 - Van bursts into flame at industrial estate on Cambridge Road in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2020-09-25 - SUV bursts into flame in parking lot on Kalamalka Lake Road in Vernon (Canada):

2020-09-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Telshor Boulevard in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2020-09-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2020-09-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-5 in Lebec (California):

2020-09-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Rosetown (Canada):

2020-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on road in Northampton (Britain):

2020-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on Elwood Way in Nantwich (Britain):

2020-09-25 - Car bursts into flame at The Willows in West Felton (Britain):

2020-09-25 - Car bursts into flame in Thornton-le-Dale (Britain):

2020-09-25 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 6:30 AM on Industrial Lane in West Warwick (Rhode Island):

2020-09-25 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in West Valley City (Utah):

2020-09-25 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM on South 3rd Street in Louisville (Kentucky):

2020-09-25 - Huawei facility under construction heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Dongguan (China), 3 killed:

2020-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Milford Mount Pleasant Road in Holland Township (New Jersey):

2020-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Orchard Avenue in Davenport (Iowa):

2020-09-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM on Colts Foot Drive in Lost Creek (West Virginia):

2020-09-25 - Triple-decker home heavily damaged by fire, fire spreads to another home, on Howard Street in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2020-09-25 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Windsor Green Way in Carolina Forest (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2020-09-25 - Deadly fire burns home on Morris Tongue Drive in Millersville (Maryland), 1 killed:

2020-09-25 - Vacant building burns on West 52nd Street in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2020-09-25 - Vacant school burns in Wendell (North Carolina):

2020-09-25 - Many fish bubble up dead in Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills (California):

2020-09-25 - Woman, 35, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in cardiac arrest at upscale hotel in coastal Playa Blanca on the island of Lanzarote (Spain):

Quote: "A 35-year-old British woman was pulled from the water after going into cardiac arrest and symptoms of near-drowning at a hotel in Playa Blanca in the municipality of Yaiza."

Quote: "At the end of last month two youngsters on holiday with their families died within hours of each other following separate Spanish swimming pool tragedies."

2020-09-25 - Man in his 20s slumps over dead in vehicle in bank drive-thru in coastal Jacksonville Beach (Florida):

Quote: "When police arrived, they found a man, who appeared to be in his 20s, dead inside the vehicle, the police department said. Police do not suspect foul play and are currently investigating his death."

2020-09-25 - Woman found dead in canal in coastal Dania Beach (Florida):

2020-09-25 - Man slumps over dead in SUV near Tutwiler Avenue and North Montgomery Street in Memphis (Tennessee):

2020-09-25 - Man, 69, found dead in submerged SUV in the Sweetwater River in coastal National City (California):

2020-09-25 - Man found dead in parking lot on Tunica Street near church in Jackson (Mississippi):

2020-09-25 - Woman, 65, found dead outside home on Private Road 2257 near Hartman (Arkansas):

2020-09-25 - Person found dead in the Connecticut River in Hartford (Connecticut):

2020-09-25 - Person found dead in Lake Ontario at Ashbridges Bay Park (Canada):

2020-09-25 - Man in his 20s has 'medical episode' and dies on Mayflower Street in coastal Plymouth (Britain), 2200 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "It's understood paramedics were first at the scene, following a 999 call regarding an adult who had suffered a medical episode. Police have now confirmed a man in his 20s has sadly died."

2020-09-25 - College student, man, found dead in the River Avon in Bristol (Britain):

2020-09-25 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode', utility truck crashes into garage, in Edmonton (Canada):

Quote: "The man was driving northbound on 85 Street near 71 Avenue, with three children onboard, when he appeared to lose control of the truck during a medical episode, police said."

2020-09-25 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into two vehicles and gas main, in Hattiesburg (Mississippi), 1 killed:

Quote: "The man, who has not been identified, is believed to have had a medical emergency that may have caused the wreck. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died."

2020-09-25 - Man, 55, has 'medical event', car crashes into tree and overturns, in Wright Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Sparta man, 55-year-old Douglas Vankoevering, died after suffering a medical event while driving on 16th Avenue just south of Garfield Street in Wright Township. The crash, at 7 a.m., sent his car off the road and into a tree and a rollover, which pinned him in the car, according to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christie Wendt."

2020-09-25 - Driver has 'medical emergency', convulses and slumps over, car crashes off road, in Carbondale (Illinois):

Quote: "The police officer said that the driver had a medical emergency and was not in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Bystanders reported seeing the driver slumped over and convulsing prior to running off of the road."

2020-09-25 - Driver, 55, has 'medical episode', car crashes into hedge, in Birmingham (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "Driver dies after 'medical episode' at the wheel on A38 at Bassetts Pole..."

2020-09-25 - Military transport plane crashes and burns near Chuguev (Ukraine), 26 killed:

2020-09-25 - Serbian MiG-21 fighter jet crashes and burns in Brasina (Serbia), 2 killed:

2020-09-25 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field near Highway 75 in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2020-09-25 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, overturns, bursts into flame, in Bethlehem Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2020-09-25 - Car veers off road, crashes into swimming pool, in coastal Bellevue (Washington):

Quote: "The driver, a 30-year-old woman, was uninjured in the accident. The woman was not impaired, and Bellevue police spokesperson Meeghan Black said she may have suffered a medical episode."

2020-09-25 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch and tree, bursts into flame, in Montgomery County (Iowa), 2 killed:

2020-09-25 - Multiple coyote attacks on people reported at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base (North Carolina):

2020-09-25 - Hotel under construction partially collapses in Bristol (Tennessee):

2020-09-25 - Skydiver crashes into the ground in coastal Parakai (New Zealand), 1 injured:

Quote: "There are no signs of a fault in the parachute at this stage. It’s unclear whether the skydiver crashed or suffered a medical event."

2020-09-25 - Tornado touches down on the shoreline in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-09-25 - Ambulance drivers working overtime transporting COVID-19 corpses to crematoriums in India:

Quote: "Since April 17, when Khan picked up his first COVID-19 patient, he has seen the numbers in cases and deaths rise consistently. 'My ambulance was the only one in the fleet until then,' he said. 'But with an increase in the number of cases and deaths, we now have 17 ambulances.' Some days, death is the only thing he sees. 'There are so many bodies and so many patients,' he said. 'On some days, we don't even have time to eat. There have been times when I have had to take six patients at once.'"

2020-09-25 - The typical American is recorded 238 times a week by security cameras:

Note: Somebody's watching me!

2020-09-25 - African giant pouched rat earns animal hero award for sniffing out landmines in Cambodia:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all your readers on this overcast, drizzly Sunday, here in southeast PA. Rained yesterday too, which we need around here.

    [hope you have your thermal undies ready, Jonny]
    Coldest air yet this season to be unleashed across midwestern US as October begins

    Residents of the Midwest may be wondering what month the calendar flipped to later this week, as a November-like air mass plunges in with gusty winds, spotty showers and perhaps even some snowflakes.

    Following a modest cool-down which will push high temperatures 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit below late-September averages early this week, the region will see a more drastic cool-down for the second half of the week. [more]

    BBN: Wall Street Set To Trade Water [~ 27.6 min.]

    To revive rare earths industry, U.S. looks to the Mojave

    the U.S. government is supporting the resurrection of Mountain Pass, which until the 1980s was the world’s biggest producer of rare earths. [more]

    [along the lines of what Mike D predicted]
    Sunday, 27 September 2020
    Disaster declaration issued after residents of eight cities have been alerted that a brain-eating amoeba was found in a southeast Texas water supply: 6-year-old boy dies with the amoeba: The brain-eating amoeba is commonly found in soil, warm lakes, rivers, and hot springs

    Residents of eight cities have been alerted that a brain-eating amoeba was found in a southeast Texas water supply, leading one of the towns to issue a disaster declaration.[more]

    Shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits south of Africa, USGS says [video]

    Flash floods hit SW Slovenia after torrential rain - at least 6 inches in just a few hours [video]

    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher from North America turns up on Tiree, Scotland - first time recorded in Western Palearctic

    Deadly flash floods in Gilan Province, Iran [video]

    Flooding caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in 6 villages of the county. Two fatalities were reported. [more]

    [i asked this back in the 1970s]
    Should We Be Bringing Children Into Our Dying World?

    It was a 2018 New York Times article that would change Allie Seroussi’s life forever. The piece, titled Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change, was a historical narrative about the decade — 1979 to 1989 — when scientists first came to understand the climate emergency. What she read scared her; scarred her, even. So much so that she decided she’d never try to have a child of her own.

    The NYT piece wasn’t about parenthood, per se, but it painted a grim picture of what lays ahead if we continue on our current path: famine, war, environmental disasters. [more]

    Northern Lights Dance Along Minnesota Horizon

    The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, lit up the sky in Graceville, Minnesota, on September 26.Carol Bauer, a resident, was on hand to capture footage of the colorful geomagnetic phenomenon that night.The Space Weather Prediction Center issued a G1 (or minor) geomagnetic storm alert on the same date. [42 sec. video]

    [part 2 follows]

  2. 'We are not done': Tropics likely to blossom again in early October

    AccuWeather meteorologists warn that another round of tropical activity is likely to return in October, despite the current and brief break in tropical systems across the Atlantic Ocean Basin. [more]

    Gusty winds may wreak havoc in Northern California wildfire battle

    A ramp up of dry, gusty winds across portions of California has forecasters warning of critical fire danger and power crews in the region preparing for possible electrical shutoffs.

    Any wildfires that are ongoing or develop in the pattern may be extremely difficult to contain with the anticipated weather conditions. [more]

    Nuclear power: Are we too anxious about the risks of radiation?

    [i'm laughing out loud at this suggestion]

    Consider this conundrum: when you talk to climate scientists you quickly discover they are far more worried about the dangers of global warming than most of us. Some tell you privately that they have had counselling to cope with the psychological effects of knowing the world is facing an impending disaster and not enough is being done.

    Meanwhile, speak to experts on the effects of ionising radiation and you find they are surprisingly relaxed about the risks low-level exposure poses to human health - certainly far less so than most people. [more; yeah, it's their JOB! Real experts have already stated there's no safe dose!]

    [oh, by the way]
    New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

    Astronauts would get 200 to 1,000 times more radiation on the moon than what we experience on Earth — or five to 10 times more than passengers on a trans-Atlantic airline flight [more]

    Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Bureau Of Land Management Chief

    A federal judge on Friday blocked William Perry Pendley, the anti-public lands extremist who has overseen the federal Bureau of Land Management for more than a year, from continuing to lead the bureau.

    U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana ruled that Pendley has illegally served as acting director of BLM for more than 400 days.

    The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed in August by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), which argued that Pendley’s ongoing tenure violates the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. The act limits the amount of time Cabinet officials may serve in an acting role to 210 days. [more]

    [part 3 below]

  3. Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will

    In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will.

    With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming. [more; and mini-Ice Age is BS!]

    Australia begins disposal of over 350 dead whales after mass stranding

    Australian wildlife officials began disposing of hundreds of dead whales on Saturday following one of the largest-ever mass stranding events globally. They have officially ended rescue efforts, believing there are no more survivors.

    Conservation experts and trained volunteers were able to save 108 of the approximately 470 long-finned pilot whales spotted on a remote sandbank in Tasmania's Macquarie Harbour on Monday. Rescuers have spent the last five days performing dangerous rescue missions amid unpredictable conditions to save as many animals as they could. [more]

    [typical handling of a small bear in a community]
    Black Bear Euthanized After Being Caught Roaming Through Chattanooga Streets [short video]

    A small black bear filmed roaming through the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was euthanized on Saturday, September 24. Wildlife officials reportedly put down the bear due to concern for public safety. [more; no regard for other life]

    Taxpayers Hit With $300 Million Tab For Ads Spreading Positive Spin On COVID-19: Report

    The Department of Health and Human Services is shelling out an astonishing $300 million for an ad campaign putting a positive spin on COVID-19, Politico reported. It’s reportedly the brainchild of a controversial HHS official who stepped aside last week after warning supporters of President Donald Trump to buy ammo before the election.

    The “defeat despair” ad blitz reportedly plays down the dire consequences of the pandemic and touts Trump’s low-key efforts against COVID-19 even as the U.S. death toll rockets past 200,000, sources told Politico. [more; these numbers are still unreliable due to bad testing, false accounting and more]

    Surprise Tornado Hits Myrtle Beach, South Carolina [34 sec. video]

    'It's going to be like war.' Voters eye 2020 election outcome with fear and loathing

    Australia says world needs to know origins of COVID-19

    The world's nations must do all they can to understand the origins of COVID-19, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, comments that could worsen tensions with China.

    Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Morrison said an inquiry into the roots of the virus would minimise the threat of another global pandemic.

    "This virus has inflicted a calamity on our world and its peoples. We must do all we can to understand what happened for no other purpose than to prevent it from happening again," Morrison said via a teleconference video link. [more]

  4. Sunday, 27 September 2020

    The inventor of the PCR test says with amplification it can pick up almost any molecule in the body

    I have heard these words ascribed to the inventor of the PCR test (aka. "cove-19 test") but I have never heard them from his own lips. Here the late Kary Mullis describes how they can potentially find any molecule with the testing.

    The late Kary Mullis on the PCR test that he invented [77 sec. video]

    US Military suicides soar as service members struggle under Covid, war-zone deployments, national disasters & civil unrest

    Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to with same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.

    While the data is incomplete and causes of suicide are complex, Army and Air Force officials say they believe the pandemic is adding stress to an already-strained force.

    The Pentagon refused to provide 2020 data or to discuss the issue [more]

    [order NOW, while supplies last!]
    This “Living” Mushroom Coffin Will Help Your Body Decompose Faster

    A coffin made of fungal mycelium and moss can complement natural burial and enrich its surroundings.

    Cemeteries are sites of pollution because of the materials we use in traditional burials.

    Fungus in particular can absorb tough materials and toxins and process them into nutrients.

    A new fungal coffin called the Living Cocoon offers people an option to help their remains biodegrade more naturally. Each coffin is grown from mycelium, the prematerial from which mushrooms are grown. The designers at Loop say their Living Cocoon reduces human body decomposition time from 10 years or more inside a manufactured metal and wood coffin to just 2 or 3 years. [more; what's the hurry?]

    [on that note, today's musical interlude]
    Tom Waits- Step Right Up [5.6 min.]

    [from Austin, Texas]
    This company is selling $500,000 flying vehicles that look like giant drones and can be flown without a pilot's license

    [probably because that's what they are . ..]

    Hexa is essentially a recreational vehicle for the air, able to fly in 15-minute intervals at low altitudes.

    Lift plans to market them to millennials with disposable income and anyone chasing adrenaline, because a pilot's license isn't required.[right, so YOU TOO can crash and burn!]

    [rephrasing that sentence: Lift plans to market them to dispose of millennials and their income.]

    [it's very attractive]

    Instead, the autopilot computer with triple redundancies flies the vehicle, along with a three-axis joystick.

    Or, it can be controlled from the seven-inch touchscreen.

    Lift says it gives "plenty of training" before takeout. [more]