Saturday, October 31, 2020

Event Update For 2020-10-30

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

2020-10-30 - Car goes up in flames and kills person at intersection in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "One person is dead following a reported car catching fire in Southeast Austin late Friday night. It happened near the intersection of Burleson Road and South US Highway 183. At 10:36p.m., Austin-Travis County EMS announced that they, along with the Austin Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of a vehicle that was reported to be fully-engulfed in flames."

2020-10-30 - Person found dead in burning car on Brenan Street in the Smithfield suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "A body has been discovered inside a burning car in Sydney's west, as police officers appeal for dashcam footage of the scene. Just after 8.20am on Saturday morning emergency services were called to Brenan Street in the suburb of Smithfield after reports a vehicle was alight. After the blaze was extinguished by fire crews, officers made the macabre discovery of the body inside the car, which is yet to be identified."

2020-10-30 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Salters (South Carolina):

2020-10-30 - Magnitude 6.9+ earthquake strikes off the coast of Turkey, 26+ killed, hundreds injured:

Quote: "At least 26 people were killed in Turkey and Greece when a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, sending buildings crashing down and triggering what authorities have called a 'mini tsunami.'"

2020-10-30 - Climate change endangers the US financial system:

Quote: "Our key finding – and the one that underlies every recommendation – is this: Climate change, partly by increasing the risks and severity of wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters, poses a threat that permeates the U.S. financial system. And so the government needs to make climate-related risk more visible and prepare the financial system for disruptions."

2020-10-30 - Brain scans of COVID-19 patients show whole spectrum of strange, inexplicable neurological effects:

2020-10-30 - Newlywed couple, 29 and 35, found floating dead in the water off coastal Parrot Cay (Turks and Caicos Islands):

Quote: "The bodies of a 29-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were seen floating in the water by beachgoers who had alerted authorities."

2020-10-30 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Rimersburg (Pennsylvania):

Note: This is the 98th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-10-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Cline Avenue in Highland (Indiana):

2020-10-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Northwest 57th Avenue in coastal Miami (Florida):

Note: These are the 1534th and 1535th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-10-30 - Van bursts into flame on the M25 in Buckinghamshire (Britain):

2020-10-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at McDonald's in Monroe (Georgia):

2020-10-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Kenton (Ohio):

2020-10-30 - Car bursts into flame on Marlow Hill in High Wycombe (Britain):

2020-10-30 - Car bursts into flame at 11:43 PM on Main Road in Laytham (Britain):

Quote: "Main Road, Laytham. Fri 30 Oct 2020 23:43 (No:020487) Car fire. One hose reel and two BA in use."

2020-10-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal St. Lucie County (Florida), separate crash too:

2020-10-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-94 near Johnson Creek (Wisconsin):

2020-10-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 6:38 AM on I-26 near Ladson (South Carolina):

2020-10-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M6 near Castle Bromwich (Britain):

2020-10-30 - Jeep service center damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2020-10-30 - Public works garage heavily damaged by fire in Howland (Maine):

2020-10-30 - Tree stump ignites along Little Coates Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Little Coates Road, Grimsby. Fri 30 Oct 2020 20:43 (No:020474) Tree stump on fire. One hose reel in use."

2020-10-30 - Storage building destroyed by fire at 6 AM near Jay Landings Marina on the Tennessee River in Decatur (Alabama), nobody there:

2020-10-30 - Commercial building heavily damaged by massive fire in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2020-10-30 - Barrel reconditioning business destroyed by fire in Kansas City (Kansas):

2020-10-30 - Garage destroyed by fire just after midnight at home on 10th Avenue in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2020-10-30 - Home damaged by fire on NW Rochester Road in Topeka (Kansas):

2020-10-30 - Home damaged by fire on Carter Street in Hickory (North Carolina):

2020-10-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Camden Street in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 1 injured, pets killed:

2020-10-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Camino de la Cruz in Tucson (Arizona), dog killed:

2020-10-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:55 AM on Luna Lake Road in Danville (Virginia):

2020-10-30 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the James Bay area in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 injured:

2020-10-30 - Apartment heavily building damaged by fire at 3:45 AM on First Street NW in Barberton (Ohio):

2020-10-30 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire at 5:48 AM in Sycamore Township (Ohio):

2020-10-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on East Erwin Street in Tyler (Texas):

2020-10-30 - Two men, 66 and 59, found dead at home on South Harrison Avenue in Sedalia (Missouri):,24730

2020-10-30 - College student, woman, 20, found dead in dorm room at Grace College in Winona Lake (Indiana):

2020-10-30 - Woman slumps over dead in car on the Pacific Coast Highway outside coastal Oxnard (California):

Quote: "On Friday afternoon, a sheriff's official said there were no obvious signs indicating how the woman died and no initial evidence of foul play."

2020-10-30 - Person found dead near Fort Street in Wyandotte (Michigan):

2020-10-30 - Person found dead in the Red River in Fargo (North Dakota):

2020-10-30 - Man, 39, found dead in creek in Hatchechubbee (Alabama):

2020-10-30 - Man, 59, found dead in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2020-10-30 - Boy, 15, found dead in pond in Bradford (Canada):

2020-10-30 - Middle-aged man found dead in canal in Kolkata (India):

2020-10-30 - Ship's master, man, loses consciousness on tanker ship, dies shortly later, near coastal Vigo (Spain):

Quote: "Product tanker GOGLAND on Oct 30 reported Master of Russian nationality in need of immediate medical assistance, understood he was unconscious, no detectable pulse. The ship was off Vigo, Spain, Atlantic, en route from Tallinn Estonia to Ravenna Italy."

2020-10-30 - Man found dead on street in coastal Wexford (Ireland):

Quote: "Councillor Tom Forde highlighted how this is the fifth homeless person to die on Ireland’s streets this week alone."

2020-10-30 - Man, 43, goes for run, next seen dead near Meall Garbh (Scotland):

2020-10-30 - Driver has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into apartment building, in Springfield (Illinois), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities believe the driver suffered a medical episode of some kind, which led to the crash."

2020-10-30 - Man, 20, has 'medical episode', car crashes into signs, in Holland Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to police, the 20-year-old driver from Park Township had a medical episode while driving east on Douglas Avenue near the intersection with 144th Avenue. His car crossed over into the westbound Douglas Avenue traffic and crashed into several signs in the area, police said."

2020-10-30 - Small plane crashes near airport in Billings (Montana), 1 killed:

2020-10-30 - SUV veers off road before 4:15 AM, crashes into home, bursts into flame, on Cedar Creek Road in Fayetteville (North Carolina), 2 injured:

2020-10-30 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, on Cemetery Street in Vassalboro (Maine):

2020-10-30 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on I-90 in Spokane (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-10-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Polk County (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2020-10-30 - Landslide hits the town of Los Angelitos (El Salvador), 7 killed, 30 missing:

2020-10-30 - Moderate to strong La NiƱa weather event develops in the Pacific Ocean:

2020-10-30 - Super Typhoon Goni rapidly intensifies into world's strongest typhoon of the year, heads toward the Philippine Islands:

Quote: "Typhoon Goni -- known locally as Rolly -- is a category 5 storm with 215 kilometers per hour (133 miles per hour) sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph (164 mph). It will make landfall on Sunday as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines since Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people in November 2013."

2020-10-30 - Trump's environment agency seems to be at war with the environment, say ex-officials:

2020-10-30 - Scientists used 3D printer to create the world’s smallest boat:

Quote: "A boat has been 3D-printed by Leiden physicists Rachel Doherty, Daniela Kraft and colleagues. From prow to stern it measures 30 micrometers, about a third of the thickness of a hair."


  1. Good Sunday morning Jonny, Fran(thanks for checking in), Mike D. (always appreciate your comments), Tom N., Terry, LL, FezzedOne, Panther, and any readers of JJFH today.

    Speaking of songs for the times, last night was definitely made for Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Risin' with a full blue moon on Halloween (and the time change just to add an extra dimension of craziness)!

    Since the oceans have warmed so much, typhoons and hurricanes are getting ridiculous in strength. Check this out:

    Sunday, 1 November 2020
    Super-typhoon hits the Philippines


    Super Typhoon Goni approaches the Philippines on October 31, 2020 18:00 UTC at 850 mb with wind reaching speeds as high as 374 km per hour or 232 miles per hour (at green circle). [HOLY SHIT!, but wait - there's more!]

    Earlier that day, at 12:00 UTC, Super Typhoon Goni came with waves as high as 16.09 meter or 52.8 feet (second image, at green circle). [more; DAY-UMM!]

    BBN: World's Strongest Typhoon Of 2020 Approaches Philippines [~ 16.25 min.]

    At least 7 dead as Typhoon Goni batters Philippines

    The strongest typhoon of the year also triggered deadly landslides that buried a number of houses in the southern part of the most populous island of Luzon, officials said.

    Goni was a "super typhoon" when it made landfall on Catanduanes Island before dawn, packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 225 kilometres (140 miles) per hour. [better than 100 miles per hour faster!]

    Various officials in affected areas have reported power cuts, which are disrupting telecommunication services and hampering efforts to assess the extent of the damage.

    "Our roads have a lot of debris from the mountains such as branches and sand, some which came from Mayon (volcano). Some roads are unpassable," said Carlos Irwin Baldo, the mayor of Camalig, near Legazpi. [more]

    'Crossroads of the climate crisis': swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat

    This summer, temperatures here stayed above 90F (32C), even at night, for 28 days straight, with the scorching weather in July and August breaking records. It was so hot and dry that towering saguaro cactuses that dot the landscape began to topple over and die. [more]

    Record-breaking Tropical Storm Eta forms in the Caribbean. 2020 tied for most named storms

    Tropical Storm Eta has formed in the Caribbean, breaking a few records in an already historic hurricane season.

    In its 11 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center announced the system strengthened into Tropical Storm Eta. This development ties 2005’s record for most named storms in a season — 28. It is also the first time a storm was ever named Eta, the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet.

    Eta is about 270 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and is heading west at 15 mph. [more]

  2. Raining again this afternoon here. Dreary.

    Election 2020: Pie's prediction. [~ 5.25 min.]

    [heh, voting - i remember what happened when i voted for Ralph Nader - now they don't even allow 3rd parties]
    Too Little Too Late: Ex-Green Party candidate Jill Stein wins right to expose possible flaws in Wisconsin voting machines after 4 years battle

    Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein has won a grueling four-year legal battle to inspect the software running Wisconsin's voting machines and publish what her team finds - but too late to run the analysis before 2020's vote.

    The Stein 2016 Recount Campaign finally crushed an attempted gag order by machine mega-manufacturer Election Systems & Software, they announced on Friday, winning the right to inspect the source code of the machines used in Wisconsin and release her team's conclusions about the accuracy and reliability of the software to the public.

    The Stein 2016 Recount Campaign finally crushed an attempted gag order by machine mega-manufacturer Election Systems & Software, they announced on Friday, winning the right to inspect the source code of the machines used in Wisconsin and release her team's conclusions about the accuracy and reliability of the software to the public. [eh, it's cawld 'bein' sidelined,' lady]

    While the ruling represents a decisive defeat for ES&S - one of the largest makers of the devices in the US - it came too late to conduct any inspection before next week's presidential election, Stein lamented.

    It's outrageous that voting machine vendors that profit from government contracts have been able to use those profits to buy political influence and prevent scrutiny of their machines through legal machinations. [really? you didn't see this comin'? i mean DUH, corporations take advantage in every way they possibly can - including ILLEGAL or highly unethical ones. Big news flash . ..]

    "This is a major win for voters everywhere," she nevertheless said. Stein's designated expert, University of Michigan Computer Science and Engineering Professor Dr. J. Alex Halderman, also praised the opportunity for "independent scrutiny." [oh, how CONVEEEEEEENient!]

    Stein had less luck in Michigan, where the recount was squelched before it was complete - though not before her revealing the state had placed dodgy machines in urban districts, leading to over 80 ballot scanner breakdowns on Election Day and snarling efforts to untangle the matter in arcane legal red tape.

    Voting machine manufacturers don't help the generally low level of trust in their products by refusing to disclose who actually owns them, as several voting machine suppliers declined to do when asked by the North Carolina Board of Elections last year.

    ES&S briefly merged with competitor Diebold in 2009, creating a de facto monopoly before the federal government sued the megacorporation for antitrust violations, forcing it to spin off one company's assets. Diebold in turn was notorious for alleged collusion with the Republican Party, returning results favorable to the GOP under dodgy circumstances in 2000, 2002 and 2004. [no....really?]

    Most states' voters in 2020 have the option of voting by mail if they prefer due to the coronavirus pandemic, though that method has been criticized and fraught with various problems. From "wrong" ballots, to mysteriously discarded votes, to dead people receiving ballots, it's not much of a surprise that a recent poll found just 15 percent of Americans had faith in US democracy. [more; so in conclusion then, voting is a meaningless waste of time, and as a result, what was once "our democracy," is now something quite different]

    [part II follows]

  3. [In more bad news for U.S. readers]
    Digital currencies will end the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency

    [meaning our dollars are turning into dung - as expected, being that "The Fed" and all "central banks" are bankrupt institutions maintaining a global economic sham of a financial system that is bound to fail because it never accounts for the environment, pollution and waste - but i digress]

    Bilateral Digital Currency Payments and the Twilight of the Dollar

    by Bill Campbell, fixed income Portfolio Manager at DoubleLine (link)

    If launched, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), as I have recently warned, will put at risk the independence of monetary policy and what little is left of fiscal discipline within their borders of circulation.1 Central banks are not stopping at the replacement of money as we have known it. In conjunction with their developmental work on digital currencies proper, monetary authorities are devising a new structure for electronic payments to sweep aside the decades-long framework for payment settlements, both domestic and international. The world's central banks and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) envision a network of multiple cross-border payment systems featuring direct bilateral exchanges in the world's different currencies. Such a regime would discard the decades-long mediation through the world's reserve currency, the U.S. dollar. This paper examines implementation plans for cross-border payment systems and the threat this new global order would pose to the dollar and its status as the world's reserve currency. [more]

    Earth-size planet sighted careening through the galaxy

    Scientists suspect that billions of free-floating or "rogue" planets may exist in the Milky Way, but so far only a handful of candidates have turned up among the 4,000-or-so worlds discovered beyond our solar system. Most of these potential rogue planets appear to be enormous, measuring anywhere from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter (one Jupiter is equivalent to about 300 Earths). But now, astronomers believe they've detected a rogue world like no other: a tiny, free-floating planet, roughly the mass of Earth, gallivanting through the gut of the Milky Way.

    This discovery, reported today (Oct. 29) in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, may mark the smallest rogue planet ever detected, and it could help prove a long-standing cosmic theory. According to the study authors, this little world could be the first real evidence that free-floating, Earth-sized planets may be some of the most common objects in the galaxy.

    "The odds of detecting such a low-mass object are extremely low," lead study author Przemek Mroz, a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, told Live Science in an email. "Either we were very lucky, or such objects are very common in the Milky Way. They may be as common as stars."

  4. Zeta Knocks Out 16 Percent of US GOM Oil Production

    Almost 16 percent of oil production and six percent of gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has been shut in as a result of Tropical Storm Zeta, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has revealed. [more]

    Several injured following crash on New Jersey Turnpike [25 sec. news spot]

    Police are investigating a multiple-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Sunday that has left several people injured. [2 of the cars ended up on their roofs]

    Iguanas may be growing more tolerant to the cold, and that's bad news for Florida

    When temperatures drop, so do green iguanas — from the trees. But evolution, it seems, could be robbing South Floridians of a tradition as common as checking the heat index on New Year’s Day.

    Research shows that in recent years, several species of lizards have grown more tolerant of cold temperatures. It’s a discovery with big implications for Florida, where bouts of cool weather keep invasive iguanas contained to the southern regions of the state and helps keep populations under control.

    It also could mean fewer images on social media and TV news of iguanas lying on their backs under trees, legs in the air, stunned until the warm sunshine gets their bodies moving again. [more]

    Tropical Storm Eta expected to intensify into the season's 12th hurricane on Monday

    Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Eta, which swirled to life over the weekend in the Caribbean, to intensify into the 12th Atlantic hurricane of 2020 on Monday. Eta is the 28th named storm of a historic season, which has tied 2005 for most storms on record.

    The slow-moving system, which is expected to hit Nicaragua on Tuesday, could cause life-threatening flash flooding over portions of Central America, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm had maximum sustained winds Sunday morning of 40 mph,. It was centered about 400 miles east of the Nicaragua-Honduras border and was heading westward at 15 mph.

    Central and northern Nicaragua into much of Honduras could get 15 to 25 inches, and isolated areas could be swamped with up to 35 inches. Heavy rains also are likely in eastern Guatemala, southern Haiti, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Life-threatening flash flooding and mountain landslides also loomed, the hurricane center warned. [more]

    [2nd piece awaits]

  5. Trump’s denial of climate change represents worse threat to humanity than Hitler, says activist Noam Chomsky

    [this, of course is his opinion, based on the assumption that humanity can actually do anything about it, which is doubtful to say the least, since even the scientists that report on it lie (or omit) to retain their privilege]

    Dos Santos' husband, Sindika Dokolo, drowned diving: Dubai police

    Sindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, drowned while free diving off the coast of Dubai, police said Sunday.

    "No foul play is suspected in the death of businessman Sindika Dokolo, 48, who drowned while practising free diving," the police statement read. [more; JJFH?]

    [from our popular Take This Job And Shove It column]
    Federal wildland firefighters say they're burned out after years of low pay, little job stability

    ["put 'em out yerselves, we quit"]

    Despite the low pay and benefits, many wildland firefighters said they can’t imagine a life outside fire. For some, the adrenaline rush becomes a kind of compulsion. For others, sleeping under the stars and protecting federal land is a higher calling.

    “For those of us who stick it out, our love for what we do outweighs everything,” said Duncan, who has been with the USFS for 37 years. “The sacrifices we have made — it’s because we believe in the mission.”

    Amid escalating fire threats fueled by climate change and forest mismanagement, these workers are now organizing and lobbying Congress in new ways. They are finding bipartisan support among some Western lawmakers, but many worry the federal agency that employs them is ill-equipped to provide adequate pay and benefits despite the dangerous nature of their jobs.

    According to the Congressional Research Service, as of Oct. 1, over 44,000 wildfires have burned nearly 7.7 million wildland acres this year alone. That’s more than 12,000 square miles, or an area about 1 1/2 times the size of New Jersey.

    Over the last decade, fire seasons have gradually turned into fire years. [more]

    [3rd part below]

  6. Scholars warn of collapse of democracy as Trump v Biden election looms

    ["If THAT doesn't work, we have economic collapse, more pandemics, and climate catastrophes preceding total extinction waiting in the wings!"]

    Dozens of historians of fascism and authoritarianism have signed a letter warning that democracy “is either withering or in full-scale collapse globally”, and urging ordinary people to take action. [yeah, what "action" exactly?]

    They suggest citizens must be ready not only to defend democracy at the ballot box, but “if necessary, also through non-violent protests in the streets”. [oh, you mean waste our time in rigged nonsense or RIOT, is that it?]

    Evans said she was particularly disturbed by the evidence of “the infiltration of the far right” in police and military organizations around the world, including in the US, Germany, and Canada. [but the gender/identity fraud, Antifa bullying, BLM rioting, censure of speech you don't like, all that's ok?]

    Dark Monday Hits Oil Market

    Tonhaugen highlighted that waiting for a vaccine sometime next year won’t save oil demand in the near term and warned that the market is “increasingly scared”.

    The price of Brent Crude oil dropped below $41 per barrel on Monday. The price of West Texas Intermediate oil dropped below $39 per barrel.

    Globally, as of October 26, 10.15am CET, there have been 42,745,212 confirmed cases [using a "test" whose results are highly flawed by a vehicle which is not meant for that purpose] of [PURPOSELY RELEASED LAB-INVENTED] Covid-19, with 1,150,961 deaths [at least 90% of which were due to OTHER morbities], according to the latest [bullshit] figures from the [lying sack of shit/Gates influenced] World Health Organization (WHO). [more; do i sound bitter and resentful today?]