Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-29

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

2020-09-29 - Unknown odor sickens people in store on Arden Way in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Two stores along Arden Way were evacuated Tuesday after people said they smelled an odor and began feeling unwell. Around 1:30 p.m., firefighters went to the Best Buy on Arden Way where people inside said there was an odor, according to Sacramento Fire Capt. Dave Lauchner. Capt. Lauchner says some inside told first responders they were feeling ill. They were checked out by medics but no one was taken to the hospital."

2020-09-29 - La Nina heat is scorching the world's largest coffee crops:

Quote: "'The situation is very bad with trees withering intensively every day,' Regis Ricco Alves, a director at consulting firm RR Consultoria Rural, said from Minas Gerais, Brazil’s biggest coffee-producing state. No rain is forecast for the next 10 days in coffee-growing areas, with temperatures seen hitting record highs."

2020-09-29 - RV goes up in flames and kills person while parked at Walmart in Morganton (North Carolina):

Quote: "The RV was engulfed in flames when officers arrived on scene. Crews put out the fire on the outside of the RV, then went inside to extinguish the rest of the blaze. A person was found dead inside the RV, the release said. Their identity has not been released."

Note: This is the 314th RV to burn in 2020, and this is the 16th deadly RV fire in 2020...

2020-09-29 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Rapid City (South Dakota):

Quote: "The scrap metal included tin, household scrap metal and parts of vehicles."

2020-09-29 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2020-09-29 - Wildfire burns an acre every 5 seconds, grows to 46,560 acres, in Napa Valley and Sonoma County (California):

Quote: "Cal Fire said Tuesday that the Glass Fire rapidly spreading through the Napa Valley and Sonoma County has torched at least 46,560 acres (73 square miles) while remaining 0 percent contained."

2020-09-29 - Woman goes for walk then has 'medical issue' near lake named Wharton Tarn (Britain):

Quote: "A woman was rushed to hospital whilst out on a walk in the Lakes. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.43pm on Tuesday to Wharton Tarn following reports that a woman had a medical issue."

2020-09-29 - Home explodes and burns on Lapey Street in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River, 1 killed, 2 injured:

Note: This is the 89th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-09-29 - Boat bursts into flame on trailer off Lynwood Drive in Baxter (Minnesota):

Note: This is the 844th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 in Battle Creek (Michigan):

Quote: "A News Channel 3 viewer shared video of a semitruck on fire in that area."

2020-09-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the 14 Freeway in Agua Dulce (California):

2020-09-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 404 near Whitchurch-Stouffville (Canada):

2020-09-29 - Tractor bursts into flame east of Ponoka (Canada):

Note: These are the 1406th, 1407th, 1408th and 1409th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-29 - Truck bursts into flame on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2020-09-29 - RV bursts into flame on I-229 near Sedalia (Missouri):

Note: This is the 315th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-09-29 - Campervan bursts into flame near Leck Graveyard in coastal Letterkenny (Ireland):

2020-09-29 - Van bursts into flame while being towed on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters (Canada):

2020-09-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked near Patti Welder Middle School in Victoria (Texas):

2020-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Detroit Lakes (Minnesota):

2020-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM in Kennewick (Washington):

2020-09-29 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 near coastal Spanish Fort (Alabama):

2020-09-29 - Car bursts into flame on Mirri Close in Throsby (Australia):

2020-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at 12:32 AM while parked at home on Chase Road in Brownhills (Britain):

2020-09-29 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 in Cullompton (Britain):

2020-09-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Trinity Place in Elgin (Scotland):

2020-09-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Barnstaple (Britain):

2020-09-29 - RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home on Roosevelt Highway in Hamlin (New York), nobody there:

2020-09-29 - Four vehicles and several structures go up in flames on Lake Avenue near Nampa (Idaho):

Quote: "Police say four vehicles and several structures were burned by the fire."

2020-09-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 2 AM on East Floyd Avenue in Denver (Colorado), 3 injured:

2020-09-29 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Lanark Road in St. Louis County (Missouri), 1 injured:

2020-09-29 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4:30 AM near North 43rd Street and Martin Street in Kansas City (Missouri), nobody there:

2020-09-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Creekside Landing Apartments in Durham (North Carolina):

2020-09-29 - Townhome complex damaged by fire off Cedar Street in Aurora (Colorado):

2020-09-29 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM on Clark Street in Framingham (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2020-09-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Old Green Bay Road in Pleasant Prairie (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2020-09-29 - Deadly fire burns multiple homes before 3 AM on East Market Street in Williamstown (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2020-09-29 - Vacant building burns in Calexico (California):

2020-09-29 - Vacant home burns on Roseville Way in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-09-29 - Pilot whales strand on beach, nine die, in coastal Carreño (Spain):

2020-09-29 - Man, 52, has 'medical episode' and drops dead along Sawmill Flat Road near Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia (California):

Quote: "A 52-year-old man was found dead alongside Sawmill Flat Road in the Columbia area Tuesday afternoon after he apparently suffered a medical episode, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Wednesday."

2020-09-29 - Sheriff, man, suddenly dies in Muhlenberg County (Kentucky):

Quote: "Muhlenberg County continues to pay its respects to Sheriff Ricki Allen a day after his death. He passed away after what Kentucky State Police describe as a possible medical issue."

2020-09-29 - Person found dead in pond near 65th Avenue North in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-09-29 - Man found dead in lake at Royal Palm Park in Oakland Park (Florida):

2020-09-29 - Woman, 50, found dead in wooded area in Bay City (Wisconsin):

2020-09-29 - Woman, 41, drops dead along Hilltop Drive in coastal Ocean Springs (Mississippi):

2020-09-29 - Woman, 49, drops dead at home in Guadalupe (Arizona):

2020-09-29 - Man found dead in Lake Erie in Cleveland (Ohio):

2020-09-29 - Woman found dead along I-380 in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2020-09-29 - Boy, 11, found dead in pond in coastal Mumbai (India):

2020-09-29 - Man in his 70s found dead in pool of water off Bells Lane in Wordsley (Britain):

2020-09-29 - Man found dead in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal near Healey Wood Road in Burnley (Britain):

2020-09-29 - Bus driver has 'medical issue', bus crashes into home, in Clay Township (Ohio):

Quote: "An adult daycare bus crashed into a house on Pansing Road in Clay Township Tuesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch. Authorities told 2 NEWS that the driver was having a medical issue and was backing into a driveway when it they hit the house above the garage."

2020-09-29 - Man has 'medical emergency' and slumps over unconscious, heavy truck veers off road, on Route 222 in Maxatawny Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A heavy truck with an unconscious driver behind the wheel hopped a curb along Route 222 in Maxatawny Township Tuesday morning and ended up on a front lawn, stopping just short of a house, emergency officials said. The male driver apparently suffered a medical emergency about 7:45 a.m. while operating the truck carrying a trash container, a spokesman for Kutztown Fire Company said."

2020-09-29 - Man, 64, has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into tractor trailer, near Divide (Colorado), 1 killed:

Quote: "A spokesperson for Colorado State Patrol says a medical episode is likely to blame for the crash, which happened around 8 a.m. on Tuesday."

2020-09-29 - Man has 'medical emergency' while driving on bypass in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

Quote: "One lane of the AWPR was shut this morning due to a medical emergency."

2020-09-29 - Small plane crashes and burns in coastal Mattituck (New York), 2 killed:

2020-09-29 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, in Rush (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Currently, deputies believe the driver may have had a medical issue."

2020-09-29 - Tractor trailer overturns in the Cajon Pass near San Bernardino (California):

2020-09-29 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 68 south of Urbana (Ohio):

2020-09-29 - Van veers off road, crashes into home, in Liberty Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver of the van was heading west when he lost control and slammed into a house. Officers say he possibly suffered from a medical emergency."

2020-09-29 - SUV veers off road, crashes into parked car, in Groveland (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

Quote: "Initial investigation shows Spence was driving northbound on Rte. 97 when she veered across the center line into the southbound lane before crashing into the parked car, police said. 'We don’t know if she had a medical issue or not, that’s under investigation,' Valentine said."

2020-09-29 - Naked man acts erratically, runs onto highway, gets hit and killed, near Oroville (California):

Quote: "California Highway Patrol (CHP) said an unidentified man died when he ran into traffic on Highway 70 Tuesday night. The CHP said the man was naked and acting erratically when he was hit."

2020-09-29 - Dogs attack and kill woman at home in Gray Court (South Carolina):

2020-09-29 - Building under construction collapses in Vadodara (India), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-29 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides kill 11+ people in Kalimantan (Indonesia):

2020-09-29 - More heavy rain and flooding hit Assam (India), 300,000 people affected:

2020-09-29 - Anger as Brazil revokes mangrove protection regulations:

2020-09-29 - Brilliant pink auroras are dazzling the Arctic Circle amid an ongoing solar storm:

2020-09-29 - Woman discovers 2-headed snake inside home in Alexander County (North Carolina):

2020-09-29 - Explosion of bankruptcies and layoffs in the US unlike anything seen before:

2020-09-29 - Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California and Florida:


  1. And here we are at October ('already') Jonny, everyone. Here's to surviving the remainder of the year!

    Your list of people suddenly dropping dead isn't getting any shorter. [Covid . . Covid!]

    BBN: Window Closing [~ 25 min.]

    [from yesterday, when my first comment magically disappeared]
    BBN: Nothing To Lose But Everything [~ 32 min.]

    [round-up of Sept. quakes and here's the first ones for Oct.]
    Thursday, 1 October 2020
    The first two major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) of October has rocked Tonga and Kandrian, Papua New Guinea this morning no tsunami warnings have been issued. September 2020 recorded 14 major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) and so far this year the two quakes this morning have brought the total to 100 exactly.

    Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, California

    An intense earthquake swarm started near Salton Sea, California on September 30, 2020, with 421 earthquakes detected by 07:00 UTC on October 1. [more; highest ~ 4.2 mag]

    Wall Street Is Bracing For A “Nightmare Scenario” To Unfold On November 3rd…

    Did you watch the presidential debate? All over America people are still buzzing about it, because it was definitely unlike any presidential debate that we have ever seen before. But despite all the chaos, the debate gave us tremendous clarity on one very important issue. Unless there is a blowout of historic proportions, it is exceedingly unlikely that either side will be willing to concede on the night of the election or any time shortly thereafter. In other words, the winner of the election may not be known until a long time after November 3rd, and this is being called “the nightmare scenario Wall Street wants to avoid”… [more; shit, i'm worried about my own neighborhood!]

    [what "debate" were you watching, Mr. Snyder?]
    The worst presidential debate of all time

    The first presidential debate of the 2020 general election cycle was the most embarrassing spectacle of its kind this country has ever witnessed.

    96 minutes of shouts, insults, interruptions, stray thoughts, and loose babble. It was like witnessing an argument about an arcane procedural rule during a senior bingo night at a nursing home in purgatory. It was vicious, tasteless, witless, and (surprisingly, alas) painfully unfunny. [this, from Cryptogon, where i grabbed the link above]

    [this from SOTT]
    Trump-Biden 'debate' full of hoaxes & emotional manipulation shows the press has failed as guardians of the American Republic

    President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden did not have a debate, but a shouting match filled with personal attacks, interruptions, hateful hoaxes asserted as facts, and emotional manipulation. American media is to blame.

    An actual free press would go through the shouting match - for a "debate" this was not - line by line and point out the hypocrisy, factual errors, personal insults and dubious claims made by both candidates and the moderator. No one will do that, just you watch. Because the job has long since stopped being about reporting facts, having turned into shaping narratives instead.

    What the first presidential debate of 2020 showed is that this mechanism is now almost completely gone. Without it, it may not matter who actually wins the election, by whichever date whatever ballots are cast may end up getting counted. [more]

    [2nd piece follows]

  2. 1 October 2020
    An interesting video showing large-scale liquefaction in a landslide [see video]

    Red Flag Warning Thursday and Friday could affect the Glass Fire in California’s North Bay

    The fire has burned well over 48,000 acres near the Napa Valley of northern California

    The weather Thursday and Friday could increase activity on the blaze. Strong winds and a Red Flag Warning are predicted for 1 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday for 10-20 mph northwest winds with 25-30 mph gusts in the higher elevations. [more]

    It’s worst than a volcanic eruption! Massive chunks of ash fall from the sky across Santa Rosa, California as ‘wildfire’ attacks the area

    Massive ash fell yesterday across Santa Rosa, California as a result of the ongoing raging wildfire that’s growing and threatening the area! [more; from the Glass Fire]

    Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

    The fast-moving area of low pressure that will develop in the Atlantic Ocean through Thursday, October 1 has been named Alex by the French National Met Service - Meteo France. This is the first named storm of the 2020/21 European windstorm season (September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021). [more]

    [here's the bullshit Covid test revealed]
    170 test positive for coronavirus at Cornwall meat plant, ALL were asymptomatic and unaware

    Testing has uncovered 170 cases of Covid-19 among workers at a pork meat processing plant in Cornwall. Five hundred staff at Pilgrim's Pride in Pool, near Camborne, were tested in a contact tracing exercise by the NHS.

    [SOTT]Comment: The tests are known to be inaccurate so we don't know if this number is correct, although it is true that the virus is harmless but it is becoming more infectious.

    Most of those who tested positive were unaware they had Covid-19 and were not displaying symptoms.
    Massive sandstorm engulfs Konya, Turkey [~ 3 min. video]

    Lightning kills 2 in Jharkhand, India

    The duo had gone to collect sweet potatoes from a field when suddenly it started raining and to prevent themselves from rain they had taken shelter under a tree over which lightning fell and both of them died on the spot. [more]

    Bear kills woman in Kashmir [from Thursday last, just reported on SOTT]

    6 dolphins found dead in 'historic' stranding in Alabama after Hurricane Sally

    "This is the first mass stranding of its kind in the state of Alabama," the release says.

    Atlantic spotted dolphins live in waters along the continental shelf and are also found in "deep, oceanic habitats," according to the ALMMSN. It's rare for the species to strand on the Alabama coast, with the last documented occurrence in January 2018.

    But the animals found Friday are believed to have stranded as a result of Hurricane Sally. [more]

    Tens of thousands hit by floods in north Bangladesh - record 17 inches of rain in just 12 hours - 50,000 hectares of crops submerged [including a video and 2 tweets]

    Across Rangpur Division around 50,000 hectares of crops have been submerged, according to regional officials. [more]

  3. [some Thursday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, October 1, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    East Asia poverty could rise for first time in 20 years due to the pandemic, World Bank says

    5 charts show how much the U.S. and Chinese economies depend on each other

    Marathon Petroleum, top U.S. refiner, begins widespread job cuts

    Shell To Cut Up To 9,000 Jobs

    Azerbaijan and Armenia reject talks as Karabakh conflict zone spreads

    Russia tells Trump to Jump in Lake, commits 80,000 Personnel to War drill alongside Iran, China

    Citing 13 brigades-worth of non-deployable troops, Army looks to holistic health solutions

    DoD Ponders 581-Ship Fleet, As Navy Shipyard Problems Persist

    NJ Homeland Security Assessment Warns Violent Unrest Could Follow 2020 Election

    Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs as oil demand slumps

    Marathon Petroleum begins widespread job cuts

    A Major Supply Shortage Is Set To Hit Lithium Markets

    LyondellBasell to cut Houston refinery staff by 10% on pandemic losses

    Joe Biden Could Never Ban Fracking [same as Trump]

    Another Oil Major Sees Peak Oil Demand On The Horizon

    Air pollutants, metals reach the placenta, study finds

    Pet trade threatens thousands of species, especially reptiles

    After brain-eating amoeba killed 6-year-old boy, it could take months to clean Texas city's water

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20

    DNI Letter Supports Allegation That Hillary Clinton Created 'Russiagate' [why did it take this long to find out and what will come of it?]

    The Urban Exodus and How Greatness Goes Bankrupt

    Powered by Stimulus & Rent/Mortgage Payments "Not Made," US Trade Deficit Hits Record Worst Terrible Level Ever

    Albuquerque Police Surveillance Linked to Companies Who Work with Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, CIA, Documents Show

    Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed

    Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches

  4. 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

    Hundreds of earthquakes continue to rattle Southern California, USGS says

    Swarms of earthquakes continue to rattle the Salton Sea area in Southern California, with more than a dozen sizable quakes since midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday.

    Most of the tremors are below 3.0 magnitude, but a few earthquakes registering over 4.5 magnitude have been recorded, the USGS reports. The agency had recorded at least 240 quakes by Wednesday night. [more]
    Hundreds report meteor fireball blazing over Eastern US - UPDATE

    The astronomical event was sighted in Cincinnati and in Kentucky. Twitter users reported the sighting before 6:30 a.m.

    Many users said it appeared blue or green, then turned orange before it burned out. [2 short videos]

    Glass Fire Tops 56,000 Acres, Destroys More Than 140 Homes

    Fire crews in Northern California are continuing to battle the Glass Fire, which had grown to 56,781 acres – about 89 square miles – and was only 5 percent contained as of Thursday, October 1, according to Cal Fire. [more; < 1 min. video]

    [just catching up to what many predicted]
    Opinion: Dramatic changes in the Arctic suggest climate change could return Earth to Pliocene conditions of 3 million years ago

    Every year, sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean shrinks to a low point in mid-September. This year it measures just 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million square kilometers) – the second-lowest value in the 42 years since satellites began taking measurements. The ice today covers only 50% of the area it covered 40 years ago in late summer.

    This year’s minimum ice extent is the lowest in the 42-year-old satellite record except for 2012, reinforcing a long-term downward trend in Arctic ice cover. Each of the past four decades averages successively less summer sea ice. NSIDC [more]

    Sea level: Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years

    BBN: 20ºC Above Normal In Antarctica [~ 19 min.]

    [expect more elephants to die soon]
    Herd of wild Sri Lankan elephants have begun eating plastic rubbish dumped near habitat

    Dozens of elephants have begun foraging for food at a dump nestled in a Sri Lankan jungle after it encroached on their habitat.

    Photographs captured in the eastern Ampara district show the wild herd, which numbers almost 40, searching through mounds of plastic bags, which have since been discovered undigested in their excrement.

    Microplastics and non-digestive polythene were also found in the elephants’ stomachs during postmortem examinations. Such waste poses a serious threat to the health of the herd. [more]

    [part 2 follows]

  5. [ever heard of global dimming/aerosol masking effect?]
    China’s Clean Air Push Could Be Contributing To Global Warming

    The research found that the decline in China's sulfur dioxide and black carbon emissions between 2006 and 2017 would result in a net warming of 0.1 degrees Celsius in the northern hemisphere, according to climate simulations the scientists ran. [more; every .1 degrees counts!]

    [meanwhile, in MO]
    Massive spider web seen in Missouri photo has some asking: Could it ‘catch’ humans?

    A Missouri Department of Conservation employee recently snapped a photo of the web along a trail in Springfield. The intricately designed web appears to be several feet wide and span between trees. The spider was quickly lauded for its perfection — and potential to snag much larger creatures.

    “Those are the kind that literally ‘catch’ people if they walk through them at night,” a Facebook user commented.

    “These are the spider webs that smack you in the face when you’re riding on a four wheeler trail,” another said. “I call them deer spiders; I say their webs are so big they have to be trying to catch a deer.” [more]

    Top U.S. oil refiner Marathon Petroleum to lay off 12% of workforce

    Marathon Petroleum Corp , the largest U.S. oil refiner, said it would lay off about 2,050 employees, or 12% of its workforce, at its U.S. operations, excluding Speedway, as the COVID-19 pandemic crushed global demand for motor fuels.

    The workforce reduction plan is a result of indefinite idling of its Martinez, California and Gallup, New Mexico refineries, the company said in the filing [more]

    [i imagine this passed, but haven't looked to see]
    U.S. Senate passes bill to fund government through December 11 and avert shutdown

    The measure generally maintains current spending levels and gives lawmakers more time to work out budget details for the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30 2021, including for military operations, healthcare, national parks, space programs, and airport and border security.

    The legislation's Dec. 11 end date will require Congress to return to the government funding question again during its post-election lame-duck session, after what is likely to be a bruising fight over whether to confirm Trump's third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. [more; they'll be fighting over who won!]

    [from Way To Go news]
    Marine fighter jet lands safely after crashing in mid-air with another plane in Southern California

    An investigation has been launched into the cause of a mid-air crash between a Marine Corps fighter jet and another plane in a remote part of Southern California earlier this week.

    According to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, the collision occurred on Tuesday afternoon as the F-35B jet swiped a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker around 4:00pm. [more]