Saturday, February 27, 2021

Event Update For 2021-02-26

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

2021-02-26 - Iceberg the size of Los Angeles breaks off from Antarctica:

2021-02-26 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Opa-locka (Florida):

2021-02-26 - Landfill fire breaks out near Hampstead (North Carolina):

2021-02-26 - At least 19 buses destroyed by massive fire at 4:30 AM, pallet business and other businesses damaged, in Compton (California):

Quote: "The fire, which began around 4:30 a.m., quickly spread through several businesses and destroyed a row of buses parked nearby, releasing a thick plume of smoke. Officials said the commercial complex included a wood pallet yard, transportation business and a family-owned mattress company. Multiple structures were burned to the ground, at least a dozen buses were scorched, several transformers reportedly exploded and power lines were downed as the fire continued to rage, according to ABC Owned station KABC-TV."

Note: These are the 80th-98th buses to burn in 2021...

2021-02-26 - In separate incidents, two garbage trucks burst into flame in Temecula (California):

2021-02-26 - Flesh-eating bacteria spreads to inner suburbs in Melbourne (Australia):

2021-02-26 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on Trois-Pierre Street in Morin Heights (Canada):

Quote: "A home in the Laurentians town of Morin Heights was destroyed by fire late Friday morning after an apparent explosion. Firefighters were called to a home on Trois-Pierre St. at about 11:20 a.m."

Note: This is the 25th residential explosion in 2021...

2021-02-26 - Drilling ship 'Tam Dao 02' bursts into flame off coastal Singapore:

Quote: "A fire broke out onboard the 'Tam Dao 02' in position 08 33 14.4 N, 108 46 28.8 E, on Feb 26, 2021, at Dai Hung Offshore at noon. Vessels in the vicinity were requested by the Singapore Coastguard to assist, if possible."

Note: This is the 123rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-02-26 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Inola (Oklahoma):

Quote: "It is currently unknown if any animals were inside of the barn at the time that the fire began, however, officials said that the barn did have heavy equipment, including a tractor, inside. Crews were unable to salvage the barn."

2021-02-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M25 near coastal Grays (Britain):

Note: These are the 743rd and 744th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-02-26 - RV bursts into flame in parking lot at store in Paso Robles (California):

2021-02-26 - RV bursts into flame on US 101 near Laytonville (California):

2021-02-26 - RV bursts into flame in the wee hours at property on Valencia Drive in Land O'Lakes (Florida):

Note: These are the 57th, 58th and 59th RVs to burn in 2021...

2021-02-26 - Van bursts into flame on Scotby Road in Carlisle (Britain):

2021-02-26 - SUV bursts into flame along Highway 6 near the Nantucket Cove area in Brazos County (Texas):

2021-02-26 - Car bursts into flame at gas station on Colonial Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2021-02-26 - Car bursts into flame at 5:45 AM on Greenbriar Court in Arlington Heights (Illinois):

2021-02-26 - Car bursts into flame on Lumut-Seria Bypass near coastal Seria (Brunei):

2021-02-26 - Car bursts into flame on Darlington Road in Richmond (Britain):

Quote: "08:43 Darlington Road, Richmond A crew attended a car fire confined to the engine compartment of the vehicle, with some smoke damage to the passenger compartment. The fire is believed to have started due to an engine fault. The crew used breathing apparatus, hose reel and thermal imaging camera."

2021-02-26 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at Walmart in Red Bluff (California):

2021-02-26 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM on Parmenter Hill Road in China (Maine), sheep killed:

2021-02-26 - Construction and landscaping company warehouse destroyed by fire in Williamston (Michigan):

2021-02-26 - Storage facility damaged by fire near Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno (Nevada):

2021-02-26 - Warehouse destroyed by fire on 35th Avenue NE in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2021-02-26 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire in Duluth (Georgia):

2021-02-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:45 AM on SE Tecumseh Road just southeast of Topeka (Kansas):

2021-02-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM off East Pleasant Street in Davenport (Iowa):

2021-02-26 - Home destroyed by fire on Church Street in Easthampton (Massachusetts):

2021-02-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Palm Springs (Florida), near the coast:

2021-02-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Hampton Boulevard in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2021-02-26 - Deadly fire burns home at 11 PM in Amandaville (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2021-02-26 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Willow Street in Blytheville (Arkansas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-02-26 - Deadly fire burns apartment building near Northwest Third Street and Vesper Street in Blue Springs (Missouri), 1 killed:

2021-02-26 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Jackson (Mississippi), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2021-02-26 - Two men found dead at home on Springwell Road in coastal Sunderland (Britain):

2021-02-26 - Woman and son, 55 and 28, found dead in well in Chennamalam (India):

2021-02-26 - Man in his 40s or 50s found dead near US 101 in coastal San Francisco (California):

2021-02-26 - Man drops dead at park in Round Rock (Texas):

2021-02-26 - Man, 65, found dead near 6th Street in Gaffney (South Carolina):

2021-02-26 - Woman, 34, found dead near creek in coastal Jacksonville (North Carolina):

2021-02-26 - Man found dead in the Spokane River in Spokane (Washington):

2021-02-26 - Person found dead along trail at Panther Creek State Park (Tennessee):

2021-02-26 - Man, 48, found dead at jail on Water Street in coastal St. John's (Canada):

2021-02-26 - Middle-aged woman found dead in pond in Jharkhand (India):

2021-02-26 - Man, 63, found dead in the Nonbah River in Nongstoin (India):

2021-02-26 - Man in his 30s found dead in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal near Lower Rosegrove Lane in Burnley (Britain):

2021-02-26 - Man found dead in marshy area near Llanbradach (Britain):

2021-02-26 - Man, 55, found dead in van near Bawburgh Lake (Britain):

2021-02-26 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into tree, in Casper (Wyoming):

Quote: "The vehicle had apparently swerved into a tree with the accelerator pushed down during the medical emergency, causing the tires to emit smoke that was briefly visible blocks away. Other calls about an 'explosion' was likely the result of exploding tires, according to an officer on scene."

2021-02-26 - Woman has 'medical emergency', car crashes, on I-75 in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "A driver suffered from a medical emergency which led to a crash on Interstate 75 Friday afternoon."

2021-02-26 - Man has seizure, car veers off road, crashes into home, in Bainbridge (Georgia):

Quote: "According to GSP Trooper Joshua Stark, the driver of the vehicle was traveling underneath the bypass when he suffered from what appears to have been a seizure. He then failed to maintain his lane, hit the crosswalk, traveled through the ditch, struck an embankment and traveled through the road before striking the home and coming to a final rest."

2021-02-26 - Small plane crashes into ravine near Gainesville (Georgia), 3 killed:

2021-02-26 - Small plane crashes in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):

2021-02-26 - Small plane goes missing off coastal Boca Raton (Florida):

2021-02-26 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns at 4:28 AM in Wythe County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2021-02-26 - Ambulance veers off road, crashes into tree, on East River Road in Henrietta (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "One person is seriously injured after an ambulance crashed into a tree off of East River Road in Henrietta. It happened at around 3:15 p.m. on Friday on the 5800 block. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the Penfield Volunteer Ambulance left the road and hit a tree and it appears the driver may have had a medical emergency before the crash."

2021-02-26 - Car veers over centerline, hits street sweeper head-on, near Crookston (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2021-02-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Roanoke (Virginia):

2021-02-26 - Sinkhole opens on Jefferson Davis Highway in Stafford (Virginia):

2021-02-26 - Police officer, man, has 'medical emergency' and goes into cardiac arrest in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "A Tulsa police officer is in a medically induced coma after suffering an unspecified medical emergency during a call Friday morning."


  1. Solemn Sunday Jonny, all.

    Death and destruction abound. Another home explodes while another long list of residences burns.

    People dropping dead and weird vehicle accidents combine with other cars and buses suddenly bursting into flame.

    Louis Nix’ mother confirms former Notre Dame star has died at 29

    [article infers that he was found in a submerged car]

    Louis Nix had been missing since earlier in the week in Florida. On Saturday, the mother of the former Notre Dame star defensive lineman said her son has died at the age of 29.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office pulled a car from a pond near Nix’s apartment that matched his vehicle’s description on Saturday night. Nix was driving his gray four-door Hyundai Azera with Florida license plate number JGFM41when he left his father’s house Tuesday morning. [more]

    Eruption at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan on February 28 [~ 1 min. video]

    Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts with ash plume 15000 ft high [~ 2.5 min. video]

    [2nd section follows]

  2. [gotta do a better job]
    Africa’s biggest air polluter is now battling sewage flows into a major water source

    Years of water contamination from raw sewage is plaguing one of South Africa’s biggest water bodies, the Vaal Dam, on which about 19 million people depend, according to a report released this month by the South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). [more; behind paywall]

    Long road to recovery: effects of devastating winter freeze to haunt Texas for years

    The storm, simply put, shocked the state. First came bitter cold, then slick roads and sidewalks caused by ice. And once large swathes of Texas lost power, water or both, what was originally a natural disaster turned into a technological failure that lasted for the better part of a week.

    The state’s bungled emergency management will have far-reaching consequences, from an outsized impact on already underprivileged communities – often communities of color – to a potential spike in the cost of living. Bitter lawsuits could rip communities apart, and taxpayers will likely have to bail out the same fossil fuel companies responsible for the grid’s breakdown.

    Now, residents affected by the state’s dearth of plumbers, electricians and other skilled labor are trying to fix their homes alone, threatening “an inevitable series of injuries,” Emery said. And, as the weather becomes more conducive to mold growth, hidden damage from water leaks poses yet another public health threat.

    after witnessing a total collapse of the state’s infrastructure, corporations that need reliable sources of power and water to fuel their operations may rethink making the move

    When the electric grid failed last week, residents in under-resourced and disadvantaged communities dealt with poor insulation, food shortages and a lack of shared circuits with critical infrastructure that would have kept their lights on.

    Now, as the state begins repairs, the same inequities will likely influence who gets much-needed funding – and who is left behind.

    Although researchers are trying to push for more equity in disaster response, aid has historically gone to “who lost the most, not who needs the most”

    Energy companies raked in $50 billion last week after millions lost power during the freezing storms in Texas, report says

    "Obviously, this week is like hitting the jackpot," said Roland Burns, the Chief Financial Officer of Comstock Resources, a natural gas producer that operates in Texas and Louisiana, NPR reported. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is a major shareholder in the company.

    Burns later apologized, calling the description "inappropriate and insensitive." [more; ya think?]

    [3rd comment below]

  3. [more water problems mixed with inequality]
    'It's a toxic blend': where the kids are warned not to swallow the bath water

    An invisible line splits the rural road of Avenue 416 in California’s Tulare count yat the point where the nut trees stretch east toward the towering Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance.

    On one side of the line, residents have clean water. On the other side, they do not. [more]

    Children endure voice abnormalities, difficulty swallowing and muted senses after coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome, study suggests

    A new set of complications has come to light in children who overcome a somewhat mysterious inflammatory syndrome while infected with the coronavirus.

    Early research suggests the coronavirus is mild in four out of five cases, with children in particular rarely becoming seriously ill.

    Nevertheless, NHS doctors were told to look out for signs of "multi-system inflammation" early in the outbreak, after intensive care units in London saw eight children with unusual symptoms, some of whom tested positive for the coronavirus. [more]

    Local Hazards Grow as Americans Churn Out More Garbage

    As U.S. cities struggle to rein in garbage while propping up pricey recycling efforts, more companies are profiting from America’s growing waste problem and leaving local communities to face the environmental consequences.

    At 4.9 pounds of trash per person, per day, the U.S. is the most wasteful country on the planet. Of the 292.4 million tons of refuse Americans generated in 2018, half was buried in landfills while another 32% was recycled or composted, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The rest was burned (the preferred term being “combusted”) to generate electricity. [more]

    The impact of climate on wine

    The weather has a major impact on wine around the world. Accuweather's Dexter Henry spoke to a sommelier about how climate impacts production and the taste of wine. [~ 2.25 min. video]

    [4th part coming up]

  4. [pack up the machine gun nests and go home, hunters]
    Wisconsin Shuts Down Hunt After 216 Wolves Are Killed In 3 Days

    Wisconsin officials shut down a planned weeklong wolf hunt in just three days after 216 of the animals were killed — 82% more than the maximum that had been set by the state.

    “This season trampled over tribes’ treaty rights, the Wisconsin public, and professional wildlife stewardship,” a spokesperson for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    “It will go down as a stark example of mismanagement, and the problems that can be expected when the state Legislature and the courts embrace special interest groups over the public as a whole.”

    ‘Death Squad’ That Tossed 2,000 Patents Challenged at High Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to declare unconstitutional a system that technology companies, including Apple Inc. and Google Inc., have used to invalidate hundreds of patents and head off litigation.

    In an argument at the intersection of intellectual property and the separation of powers, the justices on Monday will consider a challenge to a congressionally-created board that critics have dubbed a “death squad” because of its tendency to toss out patents.

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated more than 2,000 patents since it began work in 2012. Apple says it alone has used the board to successfully attack almost 200 patents, many held by entities interested only in filing lawsuits and extracting royalties. Congress set up the board, known as PTAB, in 2011 as a faster and cheaper alternative to litigation. [more; yeah, all in favor of Big Tech at the expense of those creating it]

    The Democrats’ New Schemes to Control Political Speech

    ‘We the people. Those words changed everything. Power rested in the people, not the government. Freedom to think, to speak, to act, to criticize your government, all protected.” Great rhetoric, worthy of praise. Yet these words from candidate Joe Biden introduced President Joe Biden’s agenda to curtail the very freedoms those words extol. [more; mostly about private donations]

    [5th installment next]

  5. Covid-19 measures of isolation and excess sanitizing has deleterious effect on human microbiome

    While it's important to follow public health orders to reduce spread of COVID-19, experts say that all the antibacterial wipes and physical distancing could have long-term impacts on our microbiomes — the collection of microbes that live on and inside our bodies.

    Although some microbes can make us sick, others are good for us, and a diverse and rich microbiome is essential to our health

    the loss of microbial diversity has been linked to conditions including asthma, obesity, diabetes and brain and cardiovascular diseases

    how this extended period of near-global lockdown has changed our microbiomes and could affect human health long-term. [more; no worries when there's no future]

    Biden loses all track of thought one day after bombing Syria

    The State of the Union is now suddenly off and the House Democrats are telling Biden to his face that they don't trust him with nukes. Vice President Harris even took Biden's calls with world leaders on President's Day weekend, while Joe Biden played Mario Kart.

    This is all highly concerning, albeit predictable news about a president that did not run a real campaign and who defied all credible odds of getting the most votes of any presidential candidate in U.S. history: 81 million tabulated votes.

    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino was blunt about what he is hearing on the president's health: He is in "real significant trouble."

    So are we, America. So are we. [more]

  6. Rare Half Male, Half Female Cardinal Photographed In Pennsylvania

    Ornithologist Jamie Hill had a "one in a million bird encounter" — a photo session with a cardinal with the characteristics of both genders. [more]

    [from Terminator Watch]
    Scientists Have Created Programmable Robots Made of LIVING TISSUE. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    This new development is a combination of artificial intelligence and biology. In fact, only this week, a research of roboticists and scientists published what is being referred to as a “recipe for making a new lifeform” called xenobots. The xenobots are made from stem cells and the term xeno comes from the frog cells (xenopus laevis) which are used to make them.

    One of the researchers involved described the new creation as “neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal” but instead it is a “new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.” [more]