Monday, November 16, 2020

Event Update For 2020-11-15

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

2020-11-15 - Around 11 vehicles go up in flames in parking lot at car dealership in Rockville Centre on coastal Long Island (New York):,128823

Quote: "Firefighters found that numerous vehicles on car racks were ablaze in the service department parking lot, according to Burel. They immediately stretched two attack hose lines and put out the fires. A total of 11 vehicles were damaged in the fire."

2020-11-15 - Massive tire fire breaks out at 4:30 AM in Bradford (Britain):

2020-11-15 - Underground parking garage erupts in flame at store in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

Quote: "A popular Acme in Ocean City, New Jersey will be closed until further notice after a fire in the parking garage below the store."

2020-11-15 - Subway station hit by fire, three stores burn, in Berlin (Germany), 4 injured:

2020-11-15 - More than 20 garbage trucks go up in flames while parked at facility on Chickerell Road in coastal Chickerell (Britain), 2500 feet from the ocean:

2020-11-15 - Category 5 Hurricane Iota approaches Central America, first Category 5 storm to ever hit the area:

Quote: "For the first time in recorded history, the Colombian islands of San Andres and Providencia are feeling the effects of a Category 5 storm with Hurricane Iota drawing closer to landfall, Colombia President Ivan Duque said Monday. Iota rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to make landfall in Central America as a catastrophic storm Monday night."

2020-11-15 - Wildfire breaks out and burns thousands of acres near Hutchinson (Kansas):

2020-11-15 - Boat explodes in coastal Krommenie (Netherlands), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 1064th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Emigration Canyon (Utah):

2020-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-22 near Brookside (Alabama):

2020-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:19 AM on I-75 near coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2020-11-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Alderpoint (California):

2020-11-15 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked in lot in Butte County (California):

Quote: "CAL Fire crews in Butte County tackled a big rig fire Sunday morning on the Midway at Park Avenue. Several trucks were parked close together, so some damage occurred from fire to the truck parked next to the one that had caught on fire."

2020-11-15 - Tractor, hay and shed destroyed by fire on Barwell Road in Murdinga (Australia):

Note: These are the 1596th, 1597th, 1598th, 1599th, 1600th and 1601st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-11-15 - Minivan bursts into flame at 2 AM on I-45 in Houston (Texas):

2020-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 Princes Motorway in Unanderra (Australia):

2020-11-15 - Car bursts into flame at 2:33 AM on the A379 in Kennford (Britain):

2020-11-15 - Car bursts into flame on Birmingham Road in Kidderminster (Britain):

2020-11-15 - Car bursts into flame just after 3:30 AM on Higher House Lane in Heapey (Britain):

2020-11-15 - Two barns destroyed by fire on Washington Road just outside Piqua (Ohio):

2020-11-15 - Barn destroyed by fire in North Cowichan (Canada), 9,000 chickens killed:

2020-11-15 - Real estate business heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM near Lake of the Ozarks in Lake Ozark (Missouri):

2020-11-15 - Storage facility damaged by fire in Santa Maria (California):

2020-11-15 - Pro shop and restaurant destroyed by fire at the Nick Stoner Golf Course in Caroga Lake (New York):

2020-11-15 - Hospital damaged by fire in coastal Burnaby (Canada):

2020-11-15 - Historic 17th century waterfront mosque destroyed by fire along the Bosporus Strait in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

2020-11-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at nursing home on State Highway 68 in Ogdensburg (New York):

2020-11-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM at home on Indian Trail Road in Poway (California):

2020-11-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Beranack Road in Cayuta (New York):

2020-11-15 - Home damaged by fire just after midnight near SE 59th Street and Sooner Road in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lookout Lane near the Villages Marina on Lake Palestine in Flint (Texas), 1 injured:

2020-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire on South Timeless Court in Herriman (Utah), 1 injured:

2020-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:31 AM on Oak Grove Road in Linthicum (Maryland):

2020-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:40 AM on Rutledge Road in McClellanville (South Carolina), near the coast:

2020-11-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Old York Road in the Ogontz area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-11-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Meredith Drive near White Sand Lake in Baxter (Minnesota), nobody there:

2020-11-15 - Duplex damaged by fire on West Delano Street in Van Nuys (California):

2020-11-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2:18 AM on 13th Street in West Des Moines (Iowa), 3 injured:

2020-11-15 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:48 AM on McCracken Road in Canton (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-11-15 - Deadly fire burns home in Acheson (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-11-15 - Deadly fire burns home on Sparta Highway in Milledgeville (Georgia), 1 killed:

2020-11-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2020-11-15 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building in coastal Hong Kong (China), 7 killed, 11 injured:

2020-11-15 - Porpoise washes ashore dead at West Beach in coastal Selsey (Britain):

2020-11-15 - Four men, 19-20, found dead in the Godavari River in Telangana (India):

2020-11-15 - Two brothers die in the Cauvery River in Kodumudi (India):

2020-11-15 - Three children, all 12, die in dam reservoir in Chongwe (Zambia):

2020-11-15 - Boy, 13, dies after being pulled from public swimming pool in Meyerton (South Africa):

Quote: "A boy, believed to be 13-years-old, was declared dead following a fatal drowning at a pool in Meyerton on Sunday. When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 13:30, they found lifeguards performing CPR on the boy. Paramedics continued with the CPR, but unfortunately despite the efforts of all involved the boy’s vital signs rapidly diminished. Unfortunately, he was declared dead at the scene shortly afterwards."

2020-11-15 - Man, 63, found dead in swimming pool at country club in coastal Sezela (South Africa):

Quote: "A-63-year old male was found dead in the swimming pool at Sezela Country Club on Sunday, 8 November at 1.45 pm. A visitor who had arrived at the pool with his family at the club found the man floating in the pool and proceeded to alert SAPS Scottburgh. Paramedics certified the male dead on the scene."

2020-11-15 - Soldier, man, 24, found dead in his room at Fort Bragg (North Carolina):

2020-11-15 - College basketball coach, man, 50, found dead at home in Martin (Tennessee):

2020-11-15 - Man, 62, found dead in shallow creek near Muskogee (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Mullican was lying in a small creek that divides two properties. 'There wasn’t much water, but that’s where he was found.'"

2020-11-15 - Person found dead in Bayou Grande (Florida):

2020-11-15 - Man, 62, found dead in the Ohio River in Posey County (Indiana):

2020-11-15 - Man found dead in ditch or sinkhole near Spring (Texas):

2020-11-15 - Man, 63, falls and dies along the Potomac River in Cumberland (Maryland):

2020-11-15 - Person found dead and face-down in the water in coastal San Francisco (California):

2020-11-15 - Woman found dead in submerged car in creek in Blount County (Alabama):

2020-11-15 - Man, 45, found dead in pond in Vadodara (India):

2020-11-15 - Man found dead in river near Hawkfield Road in Hartcliffe, Bristol (Britain):

2020-11-15 - Small plane crashes into field near coastal Sydney (Australia), several injured:

2020-11-15 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-79 near Clendenin (West Virginia):

2020-11-15 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-70 in Zanesville (Ohio):

2020-11-15 - SUV veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, fire erupts, on bridge to coastal Bribie Island (Australia), 3 injured:

2020-11-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Desert Hot Springs (California), 1 injured:

2020-11-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Upper Georges Creek Road in Allegany County (Maryland), 1 killed:

2020-11-15 - Large section of seaside cliff collapses on the Jurassic Coast (Britain):

Quote: "A large section of a cliff top on Dorset's Jurassic coast has crumbled away - and further falls are expected."

2020-11-15 - Typhoon Vamco makes landfall in disaster-stricken Central Vietnam:

2020-11-15 - Thousands of people form lines in cars for food aid in Dallas (Texas):

2020-11-15 - Fears of double-dip recession rise alongside COVID-19 cases:


  1. Dang, that'll add to the garbage truck count! Things looking bleaker by the day, Jonny. Longest hurricane season, most powerful of them here at the end of the season. Long list of deadly residential fires on this day, along with the usual list of watery deaths. Food is becoming hard to come by.

    UN World Food Program Warns Of “Famines Of Biblical Proportions In 2021” As Some Americans Wait 12 Hours For Food

    The UN World Food Program was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, and the head of that agency is warning of the potential for absolutely devastating famines around the globe in 2021. The COVID-19 lockdowns that were instituted all over the world this year created tremendous hardship in many wealthy countries, but in poorer nations the economic devastation has created alarming waves of hunger. There was hope that things would get better when lockdowns were being lifted, but now a new round of lockdowns is being imposed, and many experts are warning about what this could mean for those living in deep poverty.

    As I have previously explained to my readers, widespread crop failures along with the economic shutdowns brought on by COVID-19 have put a tremendous amount of stress on global food distribution systems. Food prices are rapidly rising all over the planet, and this is hurting the people at the bottom of the economic food chain the most.

    the bad news is that we are in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and some Americans are waiting in line for up to 12 hours for handouts.[more]

    Israeli News Live on the coming famine

    Coming Famine [9.25 min. video]

    ***BULLETIN *** It's Starting Again! Food and Supply SHORTAGES at Super Markets [Hal Turner]

    BULLETIN : From Washington State to West Virginia, the product shortages and empty store shelves we saw last March are starting all over again. People have begun Panic-buying because our good-for-nothing, lying, politicians, are claiming COVID-19 is back for "Round 2" and lock-downs are being "ordered" again.

    Products like toilet paper, meat, and pasta are flying off store shelves so fast, and in so many places, it's hard to keep up with all of it. [more]

    Largest cold/frozen storage operation in the US has had systems completely shut down

    they have 250+ sites across the country specializing in refrigerated and frozen storage and shipping. All sites systems are down and they've shut their gates so trucks can no longer enter to pickup product. I know this because I'm the supply chain director for a food company that sells refrigerated dairy products. We use this company as a third party logistics supplier and I'm completely unable to ship Thangsgiving orders from any of their sites across the country. [more; long article, incl. coming truckers' strike]

    [part II follows]

  2. Tuesday, 17 November 2020
    Vaccines are medical cannibalism.

    New video shows PROOF that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is made with aborted human fetal tissue

    (Natural News) A new video overview of the COVID-19 vaccine label for AtraZeneca’s vaccine reveals that it’s made with MRC-5, a strain of aborted human fetal tissue.

    The video was originally posted to Instagram. It walks the viewer through a closer look at the packaging labeling of the AtraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with the ChAdOx1-S(recombinant) designation on the label. This ingredient leads the viewer down a rabbit hole of online research, eventually discovering that recombinant strains used in the vaccine are grown from the aborted fetal tissue of a 14-week-old aborted human baby.

    They cannot be Kosher, and they cannot be Christian. Anyone taking a vaccine made with aborted human fetal tissue is supporting the continued murder and organ harvesting of human babies, financially supporting the human body parts traffic industry involving Planned Parenthood and vaccine manufacturers.

    How many babies had to die so that the vaccine industry could earn billions in profits off a weaponized plandemic?

    Watch and learn: [~ 5.25 min. video]

    US military commanders told to prepare for formal withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan

    BREAKING!!! US military commanders told to prepare for formal withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan by Jan 15

    Record-breaking 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Continues: Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five - the last was in 1932: Iota is the 30th named storm, the 13th hurricane, the 6th major hurricane

    'Recipients being misled to a criminal extent': What's not being said about Pfizer's new Coronavirus vaccine

    Dr. Michael Yeadon replied in a recent public social media comment to a colleague in the UK, "All vaccines against the SARS-COV-2 virus are by definition novel. No candidate vaccine has been... in development for more than a few months." Yeadon then went on to declare, "If any such vaccine is approved for use under any circumstances that are not EXPLICITLY experimental, I believe that recipients are being misled to a criminal extent. This is because there are precisely zero human volunteers for...whom there could possibly be more than a few months past-dose safety information." [more]

    3 missing, 2 dead as flooding, landslides hit Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia

    Floods and landslides struck parts of Banyumas District, Central Java Province, since Monday evening, resulting in two deaths, while three others were rendered missing, according to the local Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

    "As a result of the heavy rains, a 50-meter-high cliff collapsed and hit three residents' houses, one of which was destroyed, while two other houses were buried by landslides," he stated.

    In Karanglewas Sub-district, a bridge collapsed due to natural disasters. [more; 2 videos incl.]

    [3rd section below]

  3. Tornado warnings issued for NYC as severe thunderstorms batter US Northeast

    Tornado warnings were issued for parts of New York and its surrounding areas on Sunday night as severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 people without power.

    Around two million New Yorkers faced tornado warnings last night while 13 million people in New York and New Jersey faced severe thunderstorm warnings. [more; blew away an hour before i landed in Philly]

    Heavy rains trigger deadly landslide in Antioquia, Colombia - 4 killed, 7 missing

    as of 16 November, at least 4 people were dead and 7 were still missing. Eight survivors have been found.

    A total of 497 people have been affected from 180 families. Twenty people were reported injured. The landslide destroyed 67 homes and damaged 104 other, along with 3 schools and 5.5 km of roads.

    Dapard also reported flooding in the department after heavy rainfall caused the Penderisco River to break its banks in Urrao. At least 2 bridges were damaged or destroyed, limiting access to some remote areas.

    A total of 497 people have been affected from 180 families. Twenty people were reported injured. The landslide destroyed 67 homes and damaged 104 other, along with 3 schools and 5.5 km of roads. [more; 2 videos & 2 tweets incl.]

    'Abnormal' spike in fin whales washed up on French shores - 6 in as many weeks

    Just in the past month and a half, at least six fin whales - the second largest species of whale after the blue ones - were found dead. All have been malnourished and shown evidence of haemorrhaging in the cardiac and respiratory systems. [more]

    [4th piece awaits]

  4. Iota strengthens to strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year before making historic landfall in Nicaragua

    Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua -- just 24 km (15 miles) from the area struck by Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" on November 3 -- with maximum sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph), just 2 km/h below Category 5 hurricane. With many parts of Nicaragua and Honduras still recovering from massive rain dropped by Eta, more extreme rainfall produced by Iota may lead to some of the worst floods the region has seen in a thousand years or more. [more]

    [celebrity death]
    Guinness Heiress Honor Uloth, 19, Drowns in Swimming Pool During Family Party

    Honor — the eldest daughter of Rupert Uloth and Lady Louisa Jane Guinness and the granddaughter of Benjamin Guinness, the 3rd Earl of Iveagh — was found unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool during a family party on July 31, according to a coroner's report obtained by PEOPLE.

    "Honor and her family were attending a family party in Spinney Lane, Itchenor, West Sussex. During the evening Honor was in the hot tub which was close by the swimming pool. At around 11.00pm she left the hot tub to go swimming in the swimming pool. Shortly afterwards Honor was found unresponsive at the bottom of the swimming pool," the report states. "Although the pool was lit it appears that Honor has either jumped or slipped into the pool and in doing so hit her head rendering herself unconscious. It is not clear what she hit her head on. There is no evidence that she suffered a medical event."[more]

    Little-known deadly virus in Bolivia can spread from person to person, scientists discover

    Researchers investigating a little-known deadly virus that causes a fever, vomiting and internal bleeding have found that it can be spread from person to person.

    The recently-discovered Chapare virus, which claimed three lives during an outbreak in Bolivia last year, is thought usually to be spread to people through contact with infected rodents.

    Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said confirmation of human-to-human transmission raised concerns about future outbreaks of the disease.

    Chapare virus was first diagnosed in 2004 in Bolivia [more]

    ‘Swaths of country believe Democratic Party a front for a paedophile ring’: Obama rails against tech and right-wing media

    A similar argument has been made by Mr Trump and Republicans for removing protections that tech companies receive under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which designates them as platforms rather than publishers and thus protects them from legal liability for what users post on their sites.

    But while Republicans argue that the companies should act like platforms and remove all censorship to keep those protections, the Democrats’ argument focuses on urging companies to act like publishers and make more editorial decisions. [more; ie. censure content]

  5. Highway gas explosion kills at least 14 motorists in Mexico

    Mon, November 16, 2020, 7:13 PM EST

    A gas explosion along a highway in the Mexican state of Nayarit on Monday left at least 14 dead and several vehicles burned.

    The explosion happened outside the city of Jala on a stretch of mountain highway.

    A video capturing the event shows a group of motorists running along the highway towards what appears to be a collision when an explosion fills the sky, sending them scrambling back the way they came. One man can be heard in the video commenting on the heat generated by the blast.

    The Nayarit National Guard confirmed that at least 14 people died in the explosion and subsequent fires, according to Radio Formula. Several vehicles - including a gas tanker - were burned.

    Most of the victims died while still in their cars.

    Mexican authorities have yet to determine the cause of the explosion. Initial reports suggested a gas line running alongside the highway burst and destroyed the cars. A Facebook post from the Governor of Nayarit appears to suggest it was the tanker truck that exploded. [more]

    U.S. nuclear power industry group sees reprocessing as potential waste fix

    France and other countries reprocess nuclear waste by breaking it down into uranium and plutonium and reusing it to make new reactor fuel.[article doesn't say what US wants to do with it]

    Rita Baranwal, the top U.S. Energy Department official on nuclear power, has said it is a shame to permanently dispose of nuclear waste and that the country should look at reprocessing and potentially export the waste to countries that could do it.

    Korsnick said the nuclear power industry is eager to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden on energy issues including nuclear waste. Biden's transition website lists driving down costs of advanced nuclear power and commercializing it as one way to fight climate change. [more]

    [2nd section below]

  6. Study Says COVID-19 Can be Killed by Mouthwash Within 30 Seconds

    Per the Independent, researchers at Cardiff University discovered that mouthwashes can destroy the virus within 30 seconds. And while the mouthwash may help kill the virus in the saliva, it hasn’t proven to be a treatment for coronavirus, since it can’t get to the respiratory tract or lungs.

    The university report says that mouthwashes with at least 0.07% cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) revealed “promising signs” of eliminating the virus in the lab. The report hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed, but it reinforces another recent study that said CPC-based mouthwashes are efficient in lowering viral load. [more]

    Huge waves slam Caribbean island as Iota hits Central America [35 sec. video followed by ~ 3 min. news]

    Orcas Ram Yacht For 2 Hours In Unexplained String Of Attacks

    A British yacht captain said a pod of orcas repeatedly rammed his boat for two hours off the coast of Portugal last month, the latest of more than 40 unexplained killer whale attacks on vessels off the Iberian coast in the last six months.

    “I don’t frighten easily and this was terrifying,” British sailor David Smith told the BBC last week.

    The orcas suddenly departed after two hours.

    Victoria Morris told The Guardian about an attack in July on a 46-foot sailboat where she was a crew member. She recalled the horror she felt as she prepared to abandon ship as some nine killer whales repeatedly bashed the hull as they “whistled to each other.” It felt “totally orchestrated,” she said. A chunk of the vessel’s rudder was bitten away.

    In August a French-flagged vessel radioed authorities to say it was “under attack” by orcas.

    Later that same day, a Spanish naval yacht lost part of its rudder in an encounter with orcas. One crew member can be heard on a videotape of the clash that one of the orcas was eating the rudder.

    In September three orcas repeatedly rammed a sailing boat off the coast of Spain for 45 minutes as it traveled to Scotland. That crew also reported the animals bit off part of the rudder. [more; 2 videos]

    Jeff Bezos spends almost $800M on Earth fund

    Nearly nine months to the day since he first announced a $10 billion fund to fight climate change, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has named the first recipients of the grants, worth almost $800 million

    On Monday, Bezos, who is worth approximately $183 billion, announced 16 grants worth $791 million as part of the Bezos Earth Fund "fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world," according to his Instagram post. [more]

  7. [I disagree with his assessment]
    Climate Change: 2020 Proves Global Dimming Is Bunk [30.6 min. BBN]

    Climate crisis: Arctic sea ice freezing at latest date on record

    It is mid-November and the Arctic has already been plunged into 24-hour darkness for the winter, but two months after the normal point at which the sea ice begins to refreeze into the huge sheets which cap the top of our planet, enormous areas of open water remain.

    The record-breaking delay comes after the average ice extent for October was the lowest in the satellite record, and means current ice coverage is roughly the same as it was during the height of the summer, when melting after the previous winter was well underway.
    [more; maybe that's where some of the heat spike went that we may have experienced this year due to COVID]

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020
    Accelerated global warming and stadial cooling events: IPCC oversights regarding future climate trends
    [by Andrew Glikson]

    global temperature measurements for 2015-2020 indicate accelerated warming due to both the greenhouse effect reinforced by a solar radiation maximum (Hansen and Sato 2020) [more]

    Don't Blame Covid: The Economy is Imploding from Over-Capacity and Corrupt Cartels

    Here's the fantasy: if we stop the shutdowns, the economy will naturally bounce back to its oh-so wunnerful perfection of Q3 2019. This is a double-dose of magical thinking and denial.

    The reality nobody dares mention is that thanks to 20 years of the Federal Reserve's easy money, there's rampant over-capacity everywhere you look

    The other reality no one dares mention is the stranglehold of corrupt cartels that have long outlived their purpose

    The healthcare system is another example of a sprawling system of cartels that's long overdue for a reckoning / unraveling.

    Now we have multiple Big Tech monopolies bleeding the nation dry

    The entire American economy was a gigantic bubble of corrupt Fed-funded skims, scams, rackets, monopolies and cartels, and it was finally bursting in 2019.

    Now that the bubble has burst, the hope is that removing the pin will magically restore the burst bubble. Sorry, it doesn't work that way.

    It was never sustainable or healthy, and its collapse was inevitable. [more]