Sunday, February 23, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-22

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

2020-02-22 - RV goes up in flames and kills man while parked at home on North Hart Boulevard in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "One person is dead after a fire involving an RV on Saturday, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Officials said the department received multiple 911 calls related to a house fire, with the initial call coming in at about 7:43 p.m. Saturday reporting fire coming from an RV in the 100 block of North Hart Boulevard."

Note: This is the 48th RV to burn in 2020, and this is the 2nd deadly RV fire in 2020...

2020-02-22 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 6 in Iran:

Quote: "So far, 28 cases have been confirmed in Iran, including at least five of the six who died."

2020-02-22 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 2 in Italy, infections surpass 100, a dozen towns on lockdown:

Quote: "Italy reports a total of 62 cases, many of them representing the first infections in the country via secondary contagion, that is, not directly from a visitor to China. The deaths come a day after health officials at the World Health Organization warned that attempts to contain the virus that erupted in China in December were at a crisis point."

2020-02-22 - Coronavirus spreading rapidly in South Korea, infections pass 600:

2020-02-22 - US preparing for coronavirus pandemic, school and business closures:

Quote: "U.S. health officials on Friday said they are preparing for the possibility of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. communities that would force closures of schools and businesses."

Note: So imagine grocery stores being closed for a couple of months or so. Do you have everything you'd want to have on hand if that were to happen? The authorities are preparing for that possibility. Nothing says you can't do so too. It's not too late. Yet!

2020-02-22 - Passenger tests positive for coronavirus after being released from quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama (Japan):

Quote: "A passenger who got off the Diamond Princess after completing the cruise ship's quarantine this past week tested positive for the new virus Saturday, becoming the first known case of infection among those released at the end of the ship's containment period, Japanese officials said."

Note: That could be because they're quarantining people for 14 days but there's some evidence that people may be infected but asymptomatic for significantly longer than that...

2020-02-22 - Massive locust swarms spread into Bahrain:

2020-02-22 - Railroad bridge destroyed by massive fire east of Kiowa (Kansas):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out on the BNSF railroad bridge in Barber County Saturday. The Barber County Sheriff's Office says the fire started just after 4 p.m. near K-2 highway, east of Kiowa."

2020-02-22 - Cargo ship 'Volcan de Teneguia' bursts into flame near the island of Tenerife (Spain):

Quote: "Ro-ro cargo ship VOLCAN DE TENEGUIA reported fire on board shortly after leaving Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the afternoon Feb 22. The ship with vehicles and other cargo on board was bound for Cadiz Spain. SAR tug PUNTA SALINAS (IMO 7931894) responed with firefighters team, fire was taken under control by 2100 UTC, disabled ship was taken on tow and towed back to Santa Cruz, berthed at around 0100 UTC Feb 23."

2020-02-22 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the Mittelland Canal between Berlin and Peine (Germany):

Quote: "On Feb 22, 2020, at 4.30 a.m. the 'Hanna', 844 ts (EU-No.: 05109340) caught fire in the engine room enroute from Berlin to Peine with a cargo of scrap while transiting the Mittelland Canal."

2020-02-22 - Tanker ship 'Epic Burano' bursts into flame in the Mediterranean Sea near Greece:

Quote: "LPG tanker EPIC BURANO suffered fire in engine room in the evening Feb 19 in Mediterranean sea S of Peloponnese Greece, sailing in eastern direction after leaving Malta anchorage, port of destination unknown. Tanker was disabled, adrift for about 24 hours, resumed sailing in the afternoon Feb 20, fire extinguished by crew."

2020-02-22 - Boat bursts into flame at 12:15 AM while docked in the Eastport area in coastal Annapolis (Maryland):

Quote: "City of Annapolis Firefighters along with crews from Anne Arundel County and the United States Naval Academy Fire Department's battled a boat fire along Back Creek in the 700 block of Chester Ave. in Eastport. The fire happened around 12:15am Saturday morning two adjacent boats were also damaged."

Note: A Naval Academy football player, man, 22, just lost consciousness and died in Annapolis too, mentioned in the 2020-02-20 update. These are the 290th, 291st, 292nd and 293rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Crawford County (Arkansas):

2020-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on National Highway 13 near Anikeri Tanda (India):

Note: These are the 270th and 271st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-22 - Seven heavy trucks destroyed by fire while parked in garage in Karaganda (Kazakhstan):

2020-02-22 - Truck bursts into flame on the M4 near Chippenham (Britain):

2020-02-22 - RV and home go up in flames on Cedar Drive in Severn (Maryland):

Quote: "The first arriving units encountered heavy fire coming from a single-family home and a recreational vehicle."

Note: This is the 49th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-02-22 - Van bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2020-02-22 - Van and car go up in flames on Burnthouse Lane in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2020-02-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Wayne Street in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

2020-02-22 - Car bursts into flame inside garage at home on Dayflower Place in Lexington Park (Maryland), 1 mile from the ocean:

2020-02-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-65 in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2020-02-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked on road near Chittur (India):

2020-02-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:20 AM on Gillshill Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Gillshill Road, Hull. Sat 22 Feb 2020 00:20 (No: 003964) Fire involving one vehicle crews extinguished using one hose reel and one breathing apparatus. Vehicle battery isolated. Owners given advice."

2020-02-22 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to car, more motorcycles and home, in Ashland (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Along with Zimmerley’s car, 10 motorcycles were destroyed after one of them caught fire inside a residential garage at 35-37 Homer St, said Ashland fire Capt. Lyn Moraghan. The fire, called in at 9:28 a.m., eventually spread to the back of the home, he said, its shingles melted down the side. The fire spread after the first motorcycle caught fire, said Moraghan, though the exact cause remained under investigation."

2020-02-22 - Two vehicles, shed and garage go up in flames at home on Sunset Hill Lane in Swoope (Virginia):

Quote: "Fire officials on scene said two vehicles, a shed and garage port were on fire."

2020-02-22 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM at home on Blueridge Drive in Terre Haute (Indiana):

2020-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM on Forest Lane in Petersburg (Virginia):

2020-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 7th Street in New Kensington (Pennsylvania), 7 dogs killed, nobody there:

2020-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Withers Road in South Danville (Virginia), nobody there:

2020-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire on Heron Cove in coastal South Thomaston (Maine), 700 feet from the ocean, nobody there:

2020-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire on Red Mill Road in Kittanning Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:42 AM on Herman Avenue in Star City (West Virginia):

2020-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire on Bligh Street in Ayer (Massachusetts):

2020-02-22 - Four homes go up in flames on East Philadelphia Street in York (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-22 - Nine homes go up in flames near 61st Street and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-22 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Kansas City (Missouri), cat and dog killed:

2020-02-22 - Apartment building damaged by fire on California Avenue in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-02-22 - Apartment building destroyed by fire shortly after 12:35 AM on South Drexel Avenue in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-02-22 - Deadly fire burns cabin in Rio Blanco County (Colorado), 2 killed:

2020-02-22 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before midnight on Marietta Avenue in West Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2020-02-22 - Deadly fire destroys home on Shell Road in Palmetto (Georgia), 1 killed:

2020-02-22 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on North Bridge Street in Poughkeepsie (New York), 1 killed:

2020-02-22 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 12:40 AM on 159th Street in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed:

2020-02-22 - Man and woman found dead in hotel room at hotel on Lakeside Way in Newnan (Georgia):

2020-02-22 - Three people found dead in submerged vehicle in irrigation pond in Telangana (India):

2020-02-22 - Firefighter, man, 41, has 'cardiac event' at home and dies in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Austin Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own this weekend. Fire Specialist Chris Lafferre, 41, passed away after suffering a cardiac event in his home Saturday evening, according to the fire department’s Facebook post."

2020-02-22 - Woman found dead under tree at Picnic Island Park in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2020-02-22 - Woman, 36, dies after being pulled from submerged SUV in the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):

2020-02-22 - Man in his 30s found dead in Brays Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2020-02-22 - Person found dead in parking lot at business in Bangor (Maine):

2020-02-22 - Man dies while diving near coastal Motutapu Island (New Zealand):

Quote: "A man has died while diving near Auckland's Motutapu Island."

2020-02-22 - Woman, 75, falls off apartment building and dies at 1 AM in coastal Chennai (India), possible toppler:

2020-02-22 - Teen boy enters pond, loses consciousness and dies, in Gobindpur (India):

Quote: "However, he fell unconscious and slipped into deep water while bathing and drowned."

2020-02-22 - Boy, 11, dies in the water at beach in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):

2020-02-22 - Man drops dead in carpark at store on Tattershall Road in Woodhall Spa (Britain):

Quote: "The air ambulance was called after a man sadly collapsed and died in a Sainsbury’s car park yesterday."

2020-02-22 - Middle-aged man found dead on the outskirts of coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2020-02-22 - Woman has 'medical incident' and topples onto subway tracks in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman told the Standard a woman was found to have falled on to the track following a medical incident."

2020-02-22 - Man has 'medical issue', car slams into pole, woman stops to help and gets hit by debris, in Newton (Kansas), 2 injured:

Quote: "A man driving was believed to have suffered a medical issue, which caused his car to hit a power pole and take down several live wires. A woman who stopped to help was hurt by debris that had been struck by another passing vehicle."

2020-02-22 - Driver has 'medical episode', car spins out, on I-10 in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "Investigators with the Arizona Department of Public safety said the a car spun out on the freeway and the driver suffered a medical episode."

2020-02-22 - Woman in her 60s has 'medical issue', car crashes into median, in Calgary (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police believe the driver, a woman in her 60s who was the only person in the vehicle, suffered a medical issue, which caused her to hit the median."

2020-02-22 - Small plane crashes at Dillingham Air Field in coastal Waialua (Hawaii), 2 killed:

2020-02-22 - Small plane crashes into woods near St. Michael (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2020-02-22 - Small plane crashes at airport in Tuolumne County (California), 1 lightly injured:

2020-02-22 - Charter bus veers off road and overturns, on I-15 near Fallbrook (California), 3 killed, 18 injured:

2020-02-22 - Van overturns on US 70 just west of Pima (Arizona), 3 killed:

2020-02-22 - Van veers off road and overturns in New Albany (Indiana), 2 injured:

2020-02-22 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, in Bedford (Virginia), 1 injured:

2020-02-22 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire), 2 injured:

2020-02-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into business, on Wilkins Drive in Plainville (Massachusetts):

2020-02-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Mineral Point Road in East Taylor Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-02-22 - Car veers off road at 2:23 AM, crashes into culvert, bursts into flame, near Effingham (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-02-22 - Car veers over centerline, hits wall, crashes into pickup and car, goes airborne, lands in the Tampa Bypass Canal in coastal Tampa (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-02-22 - Car overturns at 2 AM, bursts into flame, on I-37 in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-02-22 - Naked man, 38, acts erratically, charges cops, gets tased and dies, in North Manheim Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Schuylkill County man died after behaving erratically and resisting arrest yesterday afternoon, according to police. Troopers were dispatched to a residence on the 1st block of North Greenview Road, North Manheim Township, at around 3:33 p.m. for a man reported to be acting erratically. Upon their arrival, police say they heard Adam Gamrak, 38, in a garage on the lower floor of the residence. Police say Gamrak then exited the garage and aggressively ran towards the troopers wearing only a sock. After failing to follow police instructions, a taser was used on Gamrak and a struggle ensued between him and police, according to the report. Police say while in custody, Gamrak became unresponsive and lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to officials."

Note: A creek runs right along this street...

2020-02-22 - Swarm of bees attacks father and daughter in Bhuban (India):

2020-02-22 - Sinkhole closes road in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2020-02-22 - Sinkhole opens on street in Longridge (Britain):

2020-02-22 - Person has 'medical emergency' in the town of Lake near coastal Sandown on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services worked together to access and help a patient during a medical emergency in Lake this morning (Saturday)."

2020-02-22 - Severe winter storm brings heavy snow to Norway, 2+ killed:


  1. There was a house fire (make that two) in South Coatesville last night, Jonny.

    At Least 1 Firefighter Hurt in Chester County House Fire

    At least one firefighter was hurt after a fire spread to two homes in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Sunday night

    They continue to investigate the cause. [more; pics!]

    [Chris Martenson's latest]
    The Coronavirus Is Swiftly Breaching Defenses Across The World [~ 34 min.]

    This Coronavirus Outbreak Just Took Some Bizarre New Turns

    Many were hoping that this coronavirus outbreak would begin to subside, but instead we witnessed an explosion of newly confirmed cases over the weekend. In fact, the number of confirmed cases outside of China has doubled over the past five days. If that number continues to double very rapidly, authorities will be talking about a full-blown “global pandemic” in no time. When I watched a victim suddenly collapse and start to twitch on a subway in Hong Kong, I thought about the sort of panic that would set off if that happened in New York. When I saw a video of Chinese authorities using butterfly nets to capture sick people, it made me wonder what U.S. authorities might do to round up those that are ill. The level of fear that a full-blown pandemic would cause would transform our society overnight. Even now, Chinese restaurants in Canada are completely empty due to concerns about catching this virus. But once this virus is being spread in virtually every city in North America, many of us won’t want to go anywhere at all, and that would bring economic activity to a complete and utter standstill. [more]

    Chinese Tech Shipments Are About to Crash

    Warning Signs Suggest Chinese Tech Shipments Are About to Crash [~ 2 min.]

    [so let's say you live in a "locked down" town - who's going to put out the fires?]

    Monday, 24 February 2020
    CoronaVirus Fatality Rate is 20% in Iran

    Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills six

    A sixth death from the coronavirus has been reported in Iran as authorities in more than a dozen affected provinces ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres in a bid to contain the outbreak. [more]

    Coronavirus in Israel

    180 Israeli students quarantined after coronavirus exposure

    180 Israeli students are now in isolation after being exposed to South Korean tourists who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report by Channel 12.

    The South Koreans returned home on February 15 from an eight-day visit to Israel. While it’s unknown whether the group contracted the virus before or after their return to South Korea, the Health Ministry is operating on the assumption that they arrived in Israel as carriers of the virus, which has a 14-day incubation period during which those infected are asymptomatic. [more]

    [2nd part below]

  2. [so you survive the 2 week quarantine, just in time to be RE-QUARANTINED!]
    Coronavirus: Wuhan to quarantine all cured patients for 14 days after some test positive again

    Recovered and discharged people were sent to designated centres from Saturday onwards

    Decision follows several instances in which recovered patients were found to be still carrying the virus and able to infect others [more]

    S. Korea ups alert to highest level as virus cases spike to 602, death toll at 6

    Despite stepped-up quarantine efforts, health authorities added three deaths and 169 additional cases to the daily tally that deepened fears of contagion across the country and led to a one-week delay in the start of the new school year set for next month. [more]

    The Reality of covid19 Is Beyond That Of A Hollywood Horror Film
    Is This Where We Are Heading? Is This An ELE? [long article with lots of info]

    Coronavirus did not originate in Wuhan seafood market, Chinese scientists say

    [last article proved it was a bio-weapon]

    The novel coronavirus that has claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people did not originate at a seafood market in the central China city of Wuhan as was first thought, according to a new study by a team of Chinese scientists.

    The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was instead imported from elsewhere, said researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Institute for Brain Research.

    The team, led by Dr Yu Wenbin, sequenced the genomic data of 93 SARS-CoV-2 samples provided by 12 countries in a bid to track down the source of the infection and understand how it spreads.

    What they found was that while the virus had spread rapidly within the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, there had also been two major population expansions on December 8 and January 6. [that they deliberately kept hidden!]

    According to the study, which was published on the institute’s website on Thursday, analysis suggested that the coronavirus was introduced from outside the market. [more]

    Panic as coronavirus spreads in Italy

    The number of confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus cases has soared to at least 79 in Italy, forcing authorities to introduce increasingly strict containment and quarantine measures in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto. [more]

    [3rd part next]

  3. "Tsunami-Like" Coronavirus Floods South Korea With New Cases; Europe Begins To Isolate Italy: Live Updates [from Zero Hedge]


    In a report that was 4 hours "late", China reported an additional 409 coronavirus cases across the entire nation, and 150 additional deaths as of February 23 compared to 648 additional cases and 97 deaths on February 22; this brought total China cases to 77150 and total deaths 2592
    China's Hubei province said it has 398 New Coronavirus Cases As Of Feb 23 and 149 New Coronavirus Deaths.
    South Korea raised its national threat level to “red alert” for the first time since the H1N1 swine flu outbreak in 2009. The total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 763, a jump of 161 overnight, and a 25-fold increase in the past week.
    The Italian government said it has 152 confirmed cases, up from three in a matter of days. Three people have died. Authorities have locked down about a dozen small towns and canceled events across the north, including Venice’s Carnival.
    Iran has confirmed eight deaths related to the coronavirus, the most outside of China, media reported Sunday. South Korea confirmed its seventh death.
    4 more cases confirmed in UK
    200 Israelis quarantined
    Japan confirms more cases; Japanese Emperor expresses hope for Tokyo Games
    Trump says US has everything 'under control' as he asks Congress for more money
    EU's Gentiloni says he has 'full confidence' In Italian health officials
    Turkey, Pakistan close borders with Iran as confirmed cases soar
    Global Times says virus may not have originated at Hunan seafood market
    Axios reports shortages of 150 essential drugs likely.[more]

    Covid-19: Day 56: Feb 24th: Will the virus eat the rich? Stocks set to plummet: Panic hits Europe: Irony! 2020 (Radiation infected) Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled: Iran blames enemies for the virus

    Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 22, 2020, #237 (Dane Wigington) [~ 54.75 min.]

    Canary Islands sandstorm: A massive sandstorm has turned Madeira and the Canary Islands daytime into dusk leaving thousands of European holidaymakers stranded

    A massive sandstorm has turned Madeira and the Canary Islands daytime into dusk, disrupting all flights leaving or incoming to be cancelled, leaving thousands of European holidaymakers stranded. [more]

    [4th part follows]

  4. 2019 Years of Warming [~ 8.25 min. BBN]

    Popocatepetl volcano eruption sends ash shooting a mile into sky

    Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupted on February 23, sending ash spiralling into the sky above the nearby town of Tlamacas.

    Two meteor fireballs sighted across the skies of Spain's Andalucia - 3 in 4 days

    Cosmic phenomenon? Strange waves pulse through cloud in skies over northwestern Syria

    What was strange about this was not the clouds, but something apparently moving THROUGH the clouds... [more]

    Even after FDA approval 1 in 3 drugs have safety issues

    Research Finds Serious Issues With FDA Drug Approval Process

    One word used with coronavirus explains why stocks are suddenly cratering
    [~ 13.5 min. video lead-in]

    Le Show from yesterday [~ 1 hr]

  5. [some headlines from Rice Farmer to start the week]
    News Links, February 24, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    IMF lowers global economic growth forecast, warns of 'more dire scenarios'

    World government debt to hit record $53 trillion this year: S&P Global

    Virus hits shipping, spreading global economic strain

    Baltic Dry, Copper, Oil, Tech and China Continue Call for Stock Market Crash Soon

    Supply Chain Disruptions Impact on Global Growth

    When Will We Admit Covid-19 Is Unstoppable and Global Depression Is Inevitable?

    The Collapse Of This Historic Correlation Suggests A Major Crisis Is Imminent

    UNSW and ACOSS report shows 3m Australians living in poverty

    Investors need to wake up and face the warning signs in the global economy

    Honda's Philippine unit to close auto production plant

    Covid-19 Triggers Global Luxury Bust

    Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak

    Coronavirus flight cancellations top 200,000, sending jet fuel prices to more than 2-year lows

    Troops in South Korea Could Face Loss of Services as Governments Argue over Funding

    Why the U.S. is on the brink of all-out war with Iran

    Pipeline Protestors Are Still Blocking Railways in Canada, Paralyzing the Nation's Rail System

    Colorado River Has Lost 1.5 Billion Tons of Water to the Climate Crisis, 'Severe Water Shortages' May Follow

    U.S. Gasoline Prices Jump On Outages At Major Oil Refineries

    FERC Slams New York With Higher Renewable Energy Prices

    Midwest Farmers Anticipate Another Spring Of Flooding

    Wet Weather Could Slow Planting, Increase Risk of Disease

    Western Diet Impairs Brain Function and Appetite Control, Study Finds

    How to roast the planet with good intentions: The Climate Equity Act

    Only three US states can test for coronavirus, says public lab group

    Coronavirus incubation could be as long as 27 days, Chinese provincial government says

    Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

    World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

    Julian Assange was 'harassed' by cell search, father claims

    We're Asking One Question In Assange's Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes?

    Chief Magistrate In Assange Extradition Received Financial Benefits From Shadowy Groups

    The US Spent Years Telling China To Take Patents Seriously; Now It's Freaking Out That China Is Doing So

    Turkey, US protect Al Qaeda in Idlib and worsen Syria's suffering

    Julian Assange: Protesters including Vivienne Westwood and Roger Waters march on parliament ahead of extradition hearing

    Four patients test positive for coronavirus in England after cruise ship evacuation

    UK weather: flooded communities warned of more heavy rain

    Bloomberg Serves Oligarchy and Patriarchy Before Any Party

    Bloomberg is a Climate Change Con Man

    First batch of evacuees leave Lackland AFB after coronavirus quarantine

    Dow drops more than 200 points, posts losing week as coronavirus fears resurface

    Trump: U.S. may give farmers more aid until trade deals 'kick in'

    Birth rate plummets to all-time low

    Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to U.S., admits pressuring workers in fake-accounts scandal

    US bars entry to researcher who exposes Israeli rights abuses

    Make American Steel Great Again Backfires In Trump Lawsuit

    Study: Alcohol-linked deaths soar in U.S., hit women hardest

    Compliance 101: Gun-Toting Cops Endanger Students and Turn the Schools into Prisons

    Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

  6. Flood waters sweep cars down roads in Peru after heavy rains - at least 3 killed (UPDATE)

    Heavy rains hit parts of Peru on Friday, causing flood waters to sweep down roads carrying multiple vehicles with them.

    At least 3 people have died, 23 were injured and 250 families displaced after flash flooding and mudslides in Peru's Tacna Department.

    [Peru's disaster authority, Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN)] COEN said at total of in 2,146 families were affected, including 371 in Tacna district, 450 in Pachia district and 800 in Pocollay district. Areas of Jorge Basadre Province were also affected, displacing 28 families in Ilabaya district.

    Heavy rain has triggered flooding and landslides in other areas of the country over the last few days, including in Arequipa and Puno departments. [more]

    Residents stranded after Cyclone Wasi floods rivers in Samoa

    Some residents on the Samoan island of Savai'i are stranded due to rivers flooded by the weekend's Cyclone Wasi.

    Although there were no casualties or major building damage reported due to the cyclone, some rivers and roads remained flooded.

    The Samoa Observer reported two rivers on Savai'i, Mali'oli'o River and Sasina Fiord rose to dangerously high levels and have cut off road access. [more]

    River flood forces evacuation in Tipuipaya, Bolivia

    The area was affected two years ago by a similar disaster which was attributed to deforestation work carried out to clear out land to build housing. [more; another man-made problem!]

    Several residents trapped by the floods had to be flown out by helicopters. [see ~ 2.5 min. news video + 3 more]

    Flood warning: Swedish towns on high alert after rivers burst their banks

    Halmstad in south-western Sweden has called for national aid as flood warnings rise to the highest level possible. [more; video]

    [2nd part next]

  7. California couple missing for 8 days found alive, police call it 'a miracle'

    A couple missing for over a week in Northern California were found alive on Saturday morning by rescuers who had given up hope of finding them alive.

    The Marin County Sheriff's Office said at a news conference that Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found around 10 a.m. on Saturday in "very dense drainage [ditch] that was overgrown with foliage" near Tomales Bay, a narrow inlet about 30 miles north of San Francisco.

    "[They] left for a hike on Valentine's, got lost at dark, and don't know what happened," Schneider told reporters on Saturday.

    The couple, who were unprepared for a long hike, were wearing lightweight clothing and had no food as night temperatures fell into the 30s.

    "The reason they were most likely alive was because they were drinking from a puddle that they found near where they were located," [Marin County Sheriff's Sgt. Brento] Schneider said.
    Three Earthquakes Rattle Dangerous New Madrid While Two Rare Tremors Hit Maine

    Yesterday, two rare earthquakes were felt in Maine.
    A few hours later, 3 other quakes hit within the New Madrid Seismic Zone. [more]

    The Dow Is Down 1000 Points. Here’s What History Says Happens Next.

    There are bad days, and then there are bad days, and Monday is looking particularly bad for the stock market thanks to the spread of the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1000 points in early afternoon [more]

    Wall Street clobbered as pandemic fears rattle markets

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,029.5 points, or 3.55%, to 27,962.91 [more; it's got a LOOOONG way to go!]

    Tesla stock hit hard by coronavirus fears and broad market selloff

    Tesla Inc. stock fell more than 7% Monday amid a broad equity selloff triggered by fears the spread of the COVID-19 virus might tip the world into economic chaos. [more; "might?!]

  8. Apparently the money people have glommed on to the fact that this virus is rapidly heading toward pandemic status and that will be painful to the economy. They were coasting along before today acting like this would be all 'wrapped up' after the first quarter. The smart money people sold off no later than LAST week.

    Anyone feel like 'buying the dip'? Hah, we'll see.

  9. Truck Fire Causes Traffic Nightmare on Walt Whitman Bridge
    Truck Fire Causes Traffic Nightmare on Walt Whitman Bridge

    All lanes have reopened on the Walt Whitman Bridge after a truck fire caused a traffic nightmare during the Monday evening rush.

    The truck caught fire in the eastbound lanes of the bridge towards the New Jersey side around 5:20 p.m. No injuries were reported.

    Officials have not yet revealed the cause of the fire. [more]

    [Looks like we're in it til at least
    Spring, Jonny - by then we'll either be in deep shit or it will somehow be managed.]