Monday, May 17, 2021

Event Update For 2021-05-16

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

2021-05-16 - Person found dead in burning car in East Finley Township (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-16 - Waste facility destroyed by fire on Tingley Lane in Klamath County (Oregon):

2021-05-16 - Wildfire breaks out in Bass River State Forest in coastal Little Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2021-05-16 - Golf cart explodes into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Ball Road in Tusculum (Tennessee):

Quote: "Harrison told deputies that he believes a golf cart parked against the garage exploded and started the fire. Arson is not suspected, the report said. No information was available Monday about why the golf cart exploded."

2021-05-16 - Ocean's Daughter Distillery destroyed by fire in coastal Aberdeen (Washington), 2300 feet from the ocean:

2021-05-16 - Volcano Sangay erupts powerfully in Ecuador:

2021-05-16 - Cyclone Tauktae heads toward landfall in India, 6 killed:

2021-05-16 - Megadrought causing serious pain across the US West:

2021-05-16 - Chernobyl is showing signs of a possible new nuclear accident, scientists say:

2021-05-16 - Two homes destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:40 AM on Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham, Lancashire (Britain), 1 killed, 4 injured:

Note: This is the 55th residential explosion in 2021...

2021-05-16 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Fernandina Beach (Florida):

Note: This is the 273rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-05-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Wood County (Ohio):

Note: This is the 1083rd tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-05-16 - Ambulance bursts into flame on Mill Lane in Newton-le-Willows (Britain):

2021-05-16 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Southeast 12th Avenue in Ocala (Florida):

Note: This is the 159th RV to burn in 2021...

2021-05-16 - SUV bursts into flame at St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School in Ayr (Canada):

2021-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in Hanover (Virginia):

2021-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on Ayr Cross in Newton Mearns (Scotland):

2021-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on the A381 in Devon (Britain):

2021-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on Newton Road in Bishopsteignton (Britain):

2021-05-16 - Truck and home destroyed by fire near Sierra Vista (Arizona), nobody there:

Quote: "A fire destroyed a home and a truck south of Sierra Vista Sunday, as dry conditions and high winds hindered efforts to combat the blaze."

2021-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire near Waseca (Minnesota), 12,000 pigs killed:

2021-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire at 7 AM on Holly Grove Road in Rutherford County (Tennessee), chickens killed:

2021-05-16 - Car wash destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM off Jackrabbit Lane in Belgrade (Montana):

2021-05-16 - Tire business heavily damaged by fire on Nolensville Pike in Nashville (Tennessee):

2021-05-16 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Route 22 in Murrysville (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-16 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Olney Avenue in Lincoln (Rhode Island):

2021-05-16 - Garage destroyed by fire at 1 AM at home in Danville (Illinois):

2021-05-16 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Ogden (Utah):

2021-05-16 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Carton Way in Merlin (Oregon):

2021-05-16 - Home damaged by fire on Birch Hill Lane in Karns (Tennessee):

2021-05-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:34 AM on Dunbarton Lane in Conway (South Carolina):

2021-05-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Drake Drive in Xenia (Ohio), nobody there:

2021-05-16 - Home destroyed by fire on Sheckells Road in Huntingtown (Maryland):

2021-05-16 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Wilsonburg Road in Reynoldsville (West Virginia):

2021-05-16 - Three homes go up in flames on North Lakewood Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2021-05-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Clear Lakes Road in Buhl (Idaho):

2021-05-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM on Kennerly Avenue near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2021-05-16 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead on the island of Haida Gwaii (Canada):

2021-05-16 - Two teen boys die in Flat Lick Creek in Claiborne Parish (Louisiana):

2021-05-17 - Two women found dead in submerged car in canal in Metairie (Louisiana):

2021-05-17 - Two brothers, 21 and 33, go out on jet ski, both found dead in Utah Lake (Utah):

2021-05-16 - Woman and two daughters die in canal in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2021-05-16 - Man found dead at beachside cliffs in coastal Eastbourne (Britain):

Quote: "The body is the third to be found in areas near Eastbourne in three days. On Friday a woman was confirmed to have died after reports of someone falling from the cliffs at Beachy Head. On Saturday, a woman's body was found on the beach near Birling Gap. Police said there was no suspicious circumstances in each case."

2021-05-16 - Woman found dead on beach near Birling Gap in coastal Eastbourne (Britain):

2021-05-16 - Man, 21, dies after being pulled from swimming pool on Roosevelt Island in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A 21-year-old person died on Sunday after suffering a possible medical episode while swimming in a public pool on Roosevelt Island."

2021-05-16 - Trucker, man, 55, has 'medical event' while driving tractor trailer and dies in Ingham County (Michigan):

Quote: "A truck driver died Friday night after suffering a medical event on Interstate 96. The 55-year-old Lincoln Park man was driving eastbound on I-96 near the M52 exit for around 9 p.m. Friday, Capt. Andrew Daenzer of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office said in an email. The man later died at the hospital."

2021-05-16 - Man found dead in the Chicopee River in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2021-05-16 - Man found dead outside school in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2021-05-16 - Boy, 17, dies after being pulled from the Meramec River in Franklin County (Missouri):

2021-05-16 - Person found dead in pond in Hillsboro (Missouri):

2021-05-16 - Man, 34, found dead and face-down in Paint Creek in Coosa County (Alabama):

2021-05-16 - Person found dead in the Elk River near Grand Lake (Oklahoma):

2021-05-16 - Person found dead in West Point Lake in Troup County (Georgia):

2021-05-16 - Woman, 22, found dead in car near Edgewater Place shopping center in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2021-05-16 - Boy, 17, found dead in Sheboygan (Wisconsin):

2021-05-16 - Woman, 32, has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home in coastal Mermaid Waters (Australia):

Quote: "After initial investigations by homicide detectives, police ruled the death as a 'medical episode' and that they were treating the death as non-suspicious."

2021-05-16 - Person dies while diving in coastal Hawke's Bay (New Zealand):

Quote: "The body of a diver that went missing off the coast of Mahia in Hawke's Bay has been found this morning."

2021-05-16 - Man, 54, dies while diving off coastal Westbrook Beach (South Africa):

Quote: "The body of a diver who had drowned was found floating at sea off Westbrook Beach, North of Durban, on Sunday morning."

2021-05-16 - Man, 55, found dead in Ambazari Lake (India):

2021-05-16 - Brazilian singer, man, 23, falls off hotel and dies in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), possible toppler:

2021-05-16 - Woman has 'medical emergency', car crashes into pole, fire erupts, in Clovis (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "They say the woman suffered a medical emergency, causing her to swerve and crash into the pole."

2021-05-16 - Small plane crashes in Lake Arrowhead (California):

2021-05-16 - Freight train derails, huge fire erupts, evacuations ensue, in Sibley (Iowa):

2021-05-16 - Tanker truck crashes at 1:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2021-05-16 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-15 near Fillmore (Utah), 2 injured:

2021-05-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-10 in Beaumont (Texas):

2021-05-16 - SUV veers off road, crashes into commercial building, in Youngstown (Ohio):

2021-05-16 - Two cars collide head-on in coastal Sarasota (Florida), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2021-05-16 - Car veers off road at 12:40 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, in Temple (Texas), 1 killed:

2021-05-16 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-05-16 - Car overturns at 3:04 AM on Ivy Lake Drive in Forest (Virginia), 7 injured:

2021-05-16 - Stray dogs attack and kill woman in Bengaluru (India):

2021-05-16 - Building collapses in Ulhasnagar (India), 5 killed, several injured:

2021-05-16 - Bleachers collapse at synagogue near Jerusalem (Israel), 2 killed, 150 injured:

2021-05-16 - Man, 52, goes missing while diving in Okanagan Lake (Canada):

2021-05-16 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in Telangana (India):

2021-05-16 - Lightning strikes kill 350 rare antelopes in Kazakhstan:

2021-05-16 - Cyclone Tauktae brings heavy rain and flooding to Kerala (India):

2021-05-16 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sri Lanka:


  1. Typical Tuesday Jonny and all readers of JJFH.

    My grandson (who, like me only rarely gets sick) got his 2nd Moderna shot (so he can travel back and forth from France for school) on Thursday of last week. The first day he felt achy and had a headache, but felt much better by afternoon. On Monday he went to work but came home early feeling awful - chills, achy, then feverish with a headache and BLOATING (he looked it up and found that this is a "rare" side-effect). He's in his early 20's and was in the peak of health beforehand. He said he can hardly bend over because his stomach hurts so bad when he does.

    A Severe Computer Chip Shortage Will Last “A Few Years”, And This Could Plunge The Global Economy Into Utter Chaos

    Of all the shortages that we are currently facing, the global computer chip shortage may be the most serious. That is because the chip shortage is expected to last “a few years”, and just about every sector of the world economy will be dramatically affected by this. When people think of products that contain computer chips, they tend to think of electronic devices such as televisions, phones and laptops. But computer chips are in thousands of other products as well. They are in the vehicles that we drive, they are in the toys our children play with, and they are in the heavy machinery that farmers use to produce our food. Without computer chips, our society as it is constituted today simply could not function, and so this is a really big deal.

    Over the decades, the percentage of chips made inside the United States has dwindled. At one time 37 percent of all computer chips were made inside the United States, but now that number stands at just 12 percent.

    Today, the vast majority of the computer chips that are used around the globe are made over in Asia. [there ya go]

    That makes us exceedingly dependent on chip production on the other side of the globe, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.
    So for the foreseeable future, there is going to be a chip shortage, and the head of IBM is telling us that it could last “a few years.”
    Apple needs chips to make iPhones, and it is being projected that Apple will lose billions of dollars in sales simply due to a lack of chips.

    The impact on the auto industry will be even more dramatic.

    the chip shortage is being called the biggest problem that U.S. farmers are currently facing. [more]

    [see 2nd comment]

  2. Exclusive: Inside the Military's Secret Undercover Army

    The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people now belong to this secret army, many working under masked identities and in low profile, all part of a broad program called "signature reduction." The force, more than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, carries out domestic and foreign assignments, both in military uniforms and under civilian cover, in real life and online, sometimes hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.

    The newest and fastest growing group is the clandestine army that never leaves their keyboards. These are the cutting-edge cyber fighters and intelligence collectors who assume false personas online, employing "nonattribution" and "misattribution" techniques to hide the who and the where of their online presence while they search for high-value targets and collect what is called "publicly accessible information"—or even engage in campaigns to influence and manipulate social media. Hundreds work in and for the NSA, but over the past five years, every military intelligence and special operations unit has developed some kind of "web" operations cell that both collects intelligence and tends to the operational security of its very activities.

    the world of signature reduction keeps growing: evidence, says the retired officer, that modern life is not as transparent as most of us think. [more; some of these people could be the "some guy who said" . .. that Jonny has mentioned as possible misinfo purveyors, but it could also be the other way around]

    So much luck

    Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for May 17, 2021 [some stories listed here]

    Mystery green flying blob suddenly appears in the sky over Rhode Island…

    Man narrowly avoids being crushed by a tree struck by lightning

    Mystery: Elephants are dying in droves in Botswana

    50 beluga whales trapped by ice in the Arctic - unprecedented since the icy 1980s

    The world economy is suddenly running low on everything [more]

    3 Hurt After Elevator Drops Several Stories at King of Prussia Apartment Building

    Three people were injured after an elevator dropped several stories at an apartment complex in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Monday night.

    The incident occurred at the 251 Dekalb apartment complex at 251 West Dekalb Pike around 9:45 p.m.

    Three people were hurt and at least one of the victims suffered a broken leg. All three were taken to the hospital, the most seriously hurt was taken by helicopter to the hospital. [34 sec. news spot]

    [3rd comment follows]

  3. [updated from Mon.]
    3-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at New Jersey Recycling Plant

    It's not yet clear what triggered the blaze, sending firefighters rushing to the recycling facility on Industrial Drive before 5 p.m.

    [Jersey's burnin' up!]
    Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Pemberton, New Jersey

    The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is responding to an active wildfire in Pemberton, New Jersey.

    The fire started at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Monday night. So far about 400 acres have burned.

    It’s the second wildfire to start in New Jersey in two days. [more]

    Severe storms lash Texas and Louisiana, flood emergency declared

    Severe storms lashed parts of Texas and Louisiana over the past days, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to declare a flash flood emergency. Widespread flooding was reported throughout Lake Charles, which saw its third wettest day on record on Monday, May 17, 2021. Multiple days of heavy rainfall will likely continue to cause considerable flash and urban flooding impacts across portions of eastern Texas, Oklahoma, western Arkansas, and extreme western Louisiana this week. New and renewed widespread minor to isolated major river flooding is expected, and will continue into next week on slow-to-drain rivers. [more]

    Deadly flash floods after dam breaks in Slovakia following heavy rainfall [2 videos included]

    The ensuing flood waters damaged homes and dragged vehicles through streets of the village. Slovakia's Fire and Rescue Service (HaZZ) said one person was swept away and was later found without signs of life. HaZZ also carried out some evacuations.

    The Ministry of the Interior said that the flooding also destroyed multiple bridges and damaged gas connections. The mayor of the village declared an emergency situation in the village. [more]

    Surfer dies after being bitten by 4.5m great white shark off New South Wales, Australia

    A surfer has died after he was mauled by a 4.5m great white shark off Tuncurry Beach on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

    Police say the man suffered serious injuries to his upper thigh.

    He was pulled from the water but died despite the efforts of bystanders and emergency workers to revive him. [more; video]

    Rare funnel clouds form in sky near Burnham-On-Sea, UK [video]

    [4th piece below]

  4. Europe's extreme May freeze is set to continue

    Near-term models don't know whether they're coming or going. This meridional jet stream flow is throwing them for a loop. And after fooling many MSM publications into running headlines such as "Intense 10 day Heatwave set to strike Europe," the models have now flipped, and are forecasting yet more Arctic cold. [more]

    At least 16 dead as India's west coast hit by Cyclone Tauktae

    Cyclone Tauktae intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" causing rough seas along the western coast of India, the nation's Meteorological Department (IMD) reported on Monday. The cyclone has so far killed at least 16 people and left a trail of destruction as it brushed past the coastal states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, authorities said. [more; video]

    Multiple booming sounds, 'shock waves' heard, felt in Mount Airy, North Carolina

    no one can figure out just what is causing the booms

    "Lately it's been twice a week. It's like a big boom, something hitting the wall. It almost sounds like it's outside our window," she said

    According to WCNC in Charlotte, loud booms were reported in the southern portions of Charlotte and in Greenville, South Carolina, on April 15 — loud enough that a local fire department official called schools in the area to assure them there had been no explosion. [more]

    [from last week]
    Cooling atmosphere: Sun halos, sun pillars spotted in sky over central Pennsylvania [pics]

    12 dead, 300 injured as tornadoes blast two Chinese cities, hitting houses & factories (UPDATE)

    One person died and 21 were injured, two seriously, after a storm system struck the Shengze area of Suzhou city in eastern China's Jiangsu province.

    Update: AP reports (via ABC News) on May 15:

    Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured [more]

    [now we're PROTECTING illegal gang members from deportation]
    AOC, dozens of House Dems cite 'racial reckoning' to oppose targeting gang members for deportation

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., led a group of her House Democratic colleagues in a letter to federal immigration officials demanding an overhaul of immigration policies and objecting to gang members in the country illegally being targeted for deportation.
    [more; does this make any sense?]

  5. Yeah, it makes sense. ICE officials can PRESUME you're a threat and have 'good faith belief' that you've committed 'aggravated felonies' (a broad category which involves many drug misdemeanors in some states), and detain you and deport you. That could be some woman fleeing certain death who got caught with a doobie. 'Sorry, ma'am, you smoked a joint, that's an aggravated felony, gonna have to send you back to certain death. Hope you enjoyed your stay!' Life or death decisions based on presumptions and assumptions doesn't seem like the best way to run ICE. It's the 21st century and we have cellphones and databases - use facts, not assumptions and presumptions. And get rid of that 'aggravated felony' category and replace it with something more pertinent and meaningful, like 'crimes involving violence' or something like that.

  6. As for immigration generally, we'd better start allowing a lot more immigrants. Social Security and Medicare are paid for by working people. The Baby Boomers are retiring and there aren't enough people to replace them in the workforce. So one of three things will definitely happen: 1) we allow more immigration; 2) Social Security and Medicare get cut drastically; or 3) people of working age pay a shitload more in taxes to compensate for the growing retiree numbers and declining workforce numbers. Old people probably don't want their benefits reduced and younger people probably don't want to pay a shitload more in taxes, so that leaves importing some additions to the workforce.

  7. Also, reduced benefits for older people or much higher taxes for working-age people would both be highly detrimental to the economy, in that one group or the other would be hammered with extra poverty. That would cause a pretty major ripple effect on the economy and possibly a death-spiral for benefits for older people, where fewer people are able to work, which requires even higher taxes, which causes even less spending and costs even more jobs, and so on.

  8. We're not the only country to be having this problem. Much of Europe is too and Japan worst of all. Fewer and fewer people working to support more and more people too old to work. We may end up having to offer incentives to immigrants to get them to come here in order to compete with incentives offered by other countries facing the same demographic problem. Unless we go one of the other two routes and impoverish either the working population or the retired population.