Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-28


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

2020-09-28 - The Arctic is burning in ways not seen before:

Quote: "'Zombie fires' and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires -- with strong consequences for the global climate -- warn international fire scientists."

Quote: "More than half of the fires detected in Siberia this year were north of the Arctic Circle on permafrost with a high percentage of ground ice. This type of permafrost locks in enormous amounts of carbon from ancient biomass. Climate models don't account for the rapid thaw of these environments and resulting release of greenhouse gases, including methane."

2020-09-28 - Chemical plant rocked by explosion and fire in Tianmen (China), 5 killed:

Quote: "It also showed thick yellow smoke billowing out from the facility, which a local claimed could indicate a nitric acid leak."

Note: Nitric acid is explosively flammable if it comes into contact with hydrogen sulfide...

2020-09-28 - Wildfire grows to 15,000+ acres and kills 3 people in Shasta County (California):

2020-09-28 - Wildfire grows to 11,000+ acres and destroys homes and businesses in Napa County (California):

Quote: "A massive and chaotic wildfire that burned dozens of homes and threatened thousands more across Wine Country flared up on several fronts Monday, roaring across the northern Napa Valley and blazing toward dense residential neighborhoods in eastern Santa Rosa."

2020-09-28 - Wildfire breaks out in Angeles National Forest near Bouquet Reservoir north of Santa Clarita (California):

2020-09-28 - This year’s fire season may be California’s new normal:

Note: People will WISH that the fires of 2020 were the new normal in a few years, when things are much worse. There will be no 'new normal', just fires spreading and intensifying until everything that can burn has been burned. That goes for the whole planet, not just California...

2020-09-28 - USM Gulf Coast Research Lab damaged by fire in coastal Ocean Springs (Mississippi):

2020-09-28 - Home destroyed by explosion at 4:15 AM on Gallaher Road in Kingston (Tennessee), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 88th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-09-28 - Container ship 'X-Press Godavari' hit by container fire in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of India:

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of container ship X-PRESS GODAVARI, anchored off Kolkata, eastern India, Bay of Bengal, in the morning Sep 28, on arrival from Port Klang, Malaysia. Indian Coast Guard ships and planes respond to emergency, understood firefighting is still under way, as of 0900 UTV Sep 28, AIS missing during last 16 hours. The ship is loaded with 506 containers, fire obviously, erupted in container or containers."

2020-09-28 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked on the Danvers River in coastal Beverly (Massachusetts), nobody aboard:

2020-09-28 - Boat, car, four-wheeler, snowmobile and golf cart destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in Sheldon (New York):

Quote: "A car, boat, four-wheeler, snowmobile, golf cart and many tools were destroyed."

2020-09-28 - Boat bursts into flame near Snake Island in Lake Simcoe (Canada):

Note: These are the 840th, 841st, 842nd and 843rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-28 - Passenger train bursts into flame near Karageorgievo (Bulgaria):

2020-09-28 - Two buses destroyed by fire while parked at bus depot on the island of Mallorca (Spain):

Note: These are the 286th and 287th buses to burn in 2020...

2020-09-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:07 AM on Highway 61 near Zachary (Louisiana):

2020-09-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Grovetown (Georgia):

2020-09-28 - Tractor bursts into flame off Field House Lane in Romsley (Britain):

Note: These are the 1403rd, 1404th and 1405th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-28 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Highway 4 in coastal Antioch (California):

2020-09-28 - U-Haul box truck bursts into flame near Longen Road and Punting Circle in coastal North Port (Florida):

2020-09-28 - RV bursts into flame near The Old Road and Hillcrest Parkway in Castaic (California):

Note: This is the 313th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-09-28 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at business in Accomac (Virginia):

2020-09-28 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM on DeRenne Avenue in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2020-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Balderton (Britain):

2020-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on Cowper Avenue in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Cowper Avenue, Scunthorpe. Mon 28 Sep 2020 21:23 (No:018388) Small fire in car engine compartment. Hose reel."

2020-09-28 - Multiple vehicles go up in flames at 5 AM on Business Circle in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2020-09-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Shockley Ferry Road in Anderson (South Carolina):

2020-09-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Widewell Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-09-28 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property on Arrowhead Road in Ashmore (Illinois), near the Embarras River:

Quote: "He said crews from the Ashmore district and from Hutton Fire Protection District responded about 11:30 a.m. Monday to the fire at the location just east of the Embarras River."

2020-09-28 - Businesses damaged by basement fire at 3:40 AM on Howe Avenue in Shelton (Connecticut), 650 feet from the Housatonic River:

2020-09-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Spice Hill Drive in Meriden (Connecticut):

2020-09-28 - Home destroyed by fire on 6th Avenue in Meridian (Mississippi):

2020-09-28 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Burke Avenue in coastal Bronx (New York), 3 injured:

2020-09-28 - Deadly fire burns home just before 5 AM on Clinton Street in West Seneca (New York), 1 killed:

2020-09-28 - Man and boy, 38 and 15, die in canal in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2020-09-28 - College student, man, 35, found dead in bathroom at off-campus apartment building in coastal Miami (Florida):

2020-09-28 - Man, 34, found dead in 2 feet of water in Canandaigua Lake at Lakefront Park in Canandaigua (New York):

2020-09-28 - Man found dead in swamp area off Old Kings Road in coastal Palm Coast (Florida):

2020-09-28 - Man found dead in canal in Mission (Texas):

2020-09-28 - Police officer, man, 51, has 'medical event' and drops dead at home in Park Falls (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The police department says Mark Richter, 51, died from a sudden and unforeseen medical event in his home Sunday."

2020-09-28 - Man, 65, falls into the water and dies in the Columbia River in Portland (Oregon):

2020-09-28 - Man found dead near park near DeLand (Florida):

2020-09-28 - Woman found dead near Avenida Escuela in Sierra Vista (Arizona):

2020-09-28 - Woman found dead in bathroom at McDonald's in Burlington (North Carolina):

2020-09-28 - Woman, 71, found dead in jail cell in Cherokee County (South Carolina):

2020-09-28 - Man, 75, found dead in submerged SUV in Lake Eucumbene (Australia):

2020-09-28 - Man collapses while playing badminton at sports center and dies in Strood (Britain):

Quote: "It is understood the man was playing with friends during the session at the centre in Watling Street when he collapsed at about 6.50pm on Monday."

2020-09-28 - Small plane crashes into woods near Lago Vista (Texas), 3 injured:

2020-09-28 - Small plane crashes into Lake of the Ozarks near Camdenton (Missouri), engine failure:

2020-09-28 - Passenger bus veers off road in the wee hours, crashes into wall, near La Trinitaria (Mexico), 13 killed, 21 injured:

2020-09-28 - Tanker truck overturns, fire erupts, on the 14 Freeway near Lancaster (California):

2020-09-28 - Tractor trailer crashes down embankment, bursts into flame, on I-79 near Elkview (West Virginia):

2020-09-28 - Tractor trailer overturns just before 5 AM on I-90 near Sprague Lake (Washington), 1 injured:

2020-09-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-81 in Botetourt County (Virginia):

2020-09-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-59 near Pearl River (Louisiana):

2020-09-28 - SUV veers off road into grassy area on I-30 in Grand Prairie (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Preliminary reports from investigators say one SUV veered off the roadway and into a grassy area. One person was dead inside the vehicle, police said."

2020-09-28 - Car veers off road shortly after 3 AM, crashes into building, bursts into flame, in Beaumont (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-09-28 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, in West Milford (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2020-09-28 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills two brothers, injures two more people, in Kulanal (India):

2020-09-28 - Summerlike heat to bake the parched western US into early October:

2020-09-28 - Severe weather hits SE Europe, at least 5 people killed:

2020-09-28 - Heavy snow traps 6,000 sheep in the French Alps:

2020-09-28 - The supply chain is breaking and food shortages are getting worse:

2020-09-28 - Vitamin D sufficiency reduces complications and deaths among Covid-19 patients:

2020-09-28 - Three salty underground lakes detected on Mars:

2020-09-28 - Frenchman says tattoos cost him kindergarten teaching job:

Note: Whoa, check him out!


  1. [Ok, let's try that again]
    Happy humpday, Jonny and everyone, on this last day of September. Here we go with the next 3 months in the collapse of life as we've known it.

    My grandson who attends university in Paris, said that the exchange rate for dollars to Euros shows how much the dollar has eroded in the past year. We don't see it here much because everything is priced in dollars, yet inflation is silently creeping up on us.

    This Explosion Of Bankruptcies And Layoffs In The United States Is Unlike Anything We Have Ever Seen Before

    The U.S. economy was supposed to be turning a corner by now, but instead it looks like we are headed for an exceedingly painful winter. All over the country, big companies are laying off thousands of workers, and in some cases the numbers are even larger than that. As you will see in this article, Disney just announced that they will be laying off tens of thousands of workers, and the airline industry is warning that 100,000 workers could soon permanently lose their jobs if the federal government doesn’t bail them out. Meanwhile, we have been seeing businesses fail at a pace that is absolutely stunning. According to the Wall Street Journal, this year we are on pace to set new records for retail stores closings, retail bankruptcies, and retail liquidations…

    But it isn’t just the retail industry that is being utterly devastated.

    According to Zero Hedge, there has been a “40% eruption in bankruptcy filings” in New York City so far in 2020, and one bankruptcy lawyer is warning that “there will be an avalanche of bankruptcies” as we approach the end of the year… [more]

    Global Food Shortages Are Becoming Very Real, And U.S. Grocery Store Chains Are Preparing For Worst Case Scenarios

    The head of the UN World Food Program repeatedly warned us that we would soon be facing “famines of biblical proportions”, and his predictions are now starting to become a reality. We have already seen food riots in some parts of Africa, and it isn’t too much of a surprise that certain portions of Asia are really hurting right now. But I have to admit that I was kind of shocked when I came across an article about the “hunger crisis” that has erupted in Latin America. According to Bloomberg, “a resurgence of poverty is bringing a vicious wave of hunger in a region that was supposed to have mostly eradicated that kind of malnutrition decades ago”. We are being told that food shortages are becoming acute from Mexico City all the way down to the southern tip of South America, and those that are the poorest are being hit the hardest. [more]

    Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

    In a letter to employees, Josh D'Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experience and Product, said California's "unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen" exacerbated the situation for the company.

    D'Amaro said his management team had worked hard to try to avoid layoffs. They had cut expenses, suspended projects and modified operations but it wasn't enough given limits on the number of people allowed into the park because of social distancing restrictions and other pandemic-related measures, he said. [more; yet he keeps HIS cushy job . ..]

    [2nd part below]

  2. Three found dead at Zogg Fire in northern California

    CAL FIRE reports that the Zogg Fire southwest of Redding, California has killed three people and destroyed 146 structures.

    The fire has burned at least 40,317 acres.

    [more here]
    3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California
    At least 3 people lost their lives while almost 100 000 have fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires continue to rage in Northern California. As of Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the Glass Fire has consumed more than 18 000 ha (45 000 acres) of land and, while the Zogg Fire has burned 16 000 ha (40 000 acres), both are zero percent contained. [more]

    Tuesday, 29 September 2020
    Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as nearly 70,000 people had to evacuate; More than 8,100 California wildfires have now killed 29 people, scorched 5,780 square miles (14,970 square kilometres), and destroyed more than 7,000 buildings with conditions deteriorating once again

    Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuate.

    The fires that began Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country about 45 miles (72 kilometres) north of San Francisco came as the region nears the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that erupted in 2017, including one that killed 22 people. Just a month ago, many of those same residents were evacuated from the path of a lightning-sparked fire that became the fourth-largest in state history.

    "Our firefighters have not had much of a break, and these residents have not had much of a break," said Daniel Berlant, assistant deputy director with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin evacuated her property in the Oakmont community of Santa Rosa at about 1 a.m. She is rebuilding a home damaged in the 2017 fires. Gorin said she saw three neighbouring houses in flames as she fled early Monday. [more]

    [3rd section follows]

  3. The Glass Fire in California burned 1 acre every five seconds as it tripled in size; reports on multiple fires across the state

    The fire has tripled in size since it began Sunday, burning 36,236 acres and having 0% containment, Cal Fire Division Chief Ben Nichols said at a Monday evening press conference. The Glass Fire sparked in Napa Valley early Sunday morning around 4 a.m. PT, growing at a rate of around 1 acre every five seconds between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to satellite images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    More than 70,000 people have been ordered to evacuate in Sonoma and Napa counties.

    Flames tore through vineyards and structures near St. Helena, roaring over hills and jumping across both the Silverado Trail and the Lodi River, despite fire crews efforts to contain it, according to CNN affiliate KPIX. [more]

    Severe hailstorm, heavy rain, waterspout and flash flood slam Istanbul, Turkey
    [1 video and 2 tweets]

    [off topic]
    Extraordinary cases of children remembering their past lives and proving it

    [many fascinating examples - read it!]

    Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey

    Heavy rains accompanied by large hail lashed Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, resulting in paralyzing flash floods and damage. [more; 3 videos]

    [i don't know where most of our commenters live, but it looks like Mike D. will be hot while Fran, Jonny, Panther and myself will be shivering next week]
    US weather forecast: Cold in the East and warm in the West
    https://strangesounds.org/2020/09/us-weather-forecast-cold-in-the-east-and-warm-in-the-west.html [see map]

    [part IV awaits]

  4. Assange lawyers expose politically biased medical evidence

    Medical evidence continued to be heard in Julian Assange's extradition hearing yesterday, with Dr Nigel Blackwood providing expert testimony for the prosecution. Blackwood is a consultant forensic psychiatrist at the National Health Service and a Reader in Forensic Psychiatry at Kings College London.

    Blackwood assessed Assange in April this year and found him to be "moderately depressed." He holds that there is a "elevated risk of suicide" if there is a decision to extradite Assange to the United States, but not a "substantial" one and that this risk is "modifiable and manageable."

    Referring to the findings of Professor Kopelman, the defence medical expert, Blackwood said, "I certainly agreed with Professor Kopelman that he had a recurrent depressive disorder." He disputed Kopelman's findings on the severity of that depression but admitted that there seemed to have been an improvement in the months between Kopelman's assessment and his own, accepting there was "variability in [Assange's mood] and his engagement with treatment."

    In cross-examination, defence lawyer Edward Fitzgerald QC drew attention to a section of Blackwood's written report which suggested the reason for Assange being admitted to the healthcare unit was the emergence of video footage of Assange, not health concerns. Blackwood confirmed that Dr Daly, a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Belmarsh, told him "she did not seek to place him in healthcare because of concerns about symptoms of depression or suicidal risk."

    Fitzgerald then produced a prison report of a review of Assange from the day he was admitted to healthcare which read:

    "Staff... have raised concerns about the way Assange has been the last few days. Assange looked very low in mood during this review... has stated he's finding it hard to control thoughts of self-harm and suicide. During this review we discussed if a move to the healthcare department would help Assange. I told Assange I would talk to healthcare to see if this could be done."

    That Daly failed to mention this raises serious questions about Belmarsh prison's mental health reporting. [more]

    Parents face jail after toddler mauled to death by family dog on second birthday in Ukraine

    Toddler died after 10 days in hospitalA two-year-old boy has died as a result of his injuries after he was attacked by the family's German Shepherd dog while celebrating his second birthday. [more; yeah, some happy birthday . ..]

  5. [some midweek headlines from RF]
    News Links, September 30, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    A New Monetary System Will Evolve in the Next 10 Years
    Yeah, like a lot of people will be bartering. -- RF

    Facing Crappiest Recovery Ever, Airlines Demand New $25-Billion Bailout, for $50 Billion Total, after Having Burned $45 Billion on Share Buybacks
    Coddled investors, not taxpayers, should step up to the plate and fund the "daily cash burn."

    Threat to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war
    High-tech weaponry boost for Russian Army: official

    US pioneers a Mach 20 hypersonic monster

    'Kamikaze' role eyed for America's robotic wingmen

    Does this US military uniform suggest it is preparing for war with China?

    US Launches Airstrikes in Iraq from Carrier For First Time in Two Years

    Trump Administration Prepares Broad New Iran Sanctions

    Hundreds of Vehicle Ramming Attacks Mark New Norm in America's Civil Unrest

    Tankers carrying Iranian fuel begin entering Venezuelan waters - data

    California's Electric Vehicle Dream Has A Major Problem

    Report: 56 Million Americans Depended on Food Banks During the Pandemic

    West Nile virus found in people in 2 Florida counties, prompting health advisory to take precautions against mosquitoes

    Countries Pledge to Reverse Destruction of Nature After Missing Biodiversity Targets [talk is cheap]

    How Much Have Lockdowns Really Let Nature Recover?

    Official coronavirus death toll is likely an 'underestimate' of the true total, WHO says [bullshit, it's more likely a total overestimate backed by phony testing, padded hospital records and lying by CDC, WHO, Fauci, and more]

    Cyberattack hits major U.S. hospital system

    Microsoft 365 service interruption knocks out office and schoolwork worldwide

    911 outages reported nationwide (US)

    Is the internet falling apart? [um . . YEAH!]

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 19

    As His Extradition Trial Drags on, [CIA led] Media and [CIA bullied] Rights Groups Are Still Ignoring Julian Assange

    Discredited Russian Bounty Story Exposes Media's Role in Status Quo

    Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President's 'Internet Kill Switch'

    Some 3,500 U.S. companies sue over Trump-imposed Chinese tariffs

    America's global prestige on life support

    The $4 trillion U.S. government relies on individual taxpayers

    Housing economist sees recent home price gains as 'unsustainable'

    What Major Stores Went Bankrupt in 2020?

    US Trade Deficit in Goods Swells to a Whopping $82.9 Billion

    What Is The Average Net Worth Of American Households?

    Helicopter Money and the End of Taxes