Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Event Update For 2020-05-26

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

2020-05-26 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame on Richmond Terrace in coastal Mariners Harbor (New York), 100 feet from the ocean:

2020-05-26 - Fire truck bursts into flame at scene of an accident in Milford (New Hampshire):

2020-05-26 - FedEx delivery truck bursts into flame on State Highway 130 in Pflugerville (Texas):

2020-05-26 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Dukes County Avenue in coastal Oak Bluffs (Massachusetts):

2020-05-26 - Around 1,000 tomato crates or pallets go up in flames just after 5 AM at packing plant on Waterloo Road in Stockton (California):

2020-05-26 - SWARM satellite group detects Earth's magnetic field is mysteriously weakening, causing chaos for satellite-based communication:

2020-05-26 - Fist-sized hail pounds Nueva Rosita, Coahuila (Mexico):

2020-05-26 - America's meat problems are about to get worse:

2020-05-26 - Study indicates COVID-19 death rate among those who show symptoms is 1.3%:

Quote: "Is COVID-19 more deadly than the flu? It's a lot more deadly, concludes a new study by the University of Washington published May 7 in the journal Health Affairs. The study's results also project a grim future if the U.S. doesn't put up a strong fight against the spread of the virus. The national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus -- SARS-CoV-2 -- that causes COVID-19 and who show symptoms is 1.3%, the study found. The comparable rate of death for the seasonal flu is 0.1%."

Note: That seems about right. An average flu season kills about 37,000 people in the US, although CONFIRMED flu cases is less than half of that. COVID-19's already killed almost 3 times as many people as an average flu year, including unconfirmed flu deaths, and it's done it in 4 months, with 8 months left to go for the first full year. Seeing as the standard flu has a mortality rate of between 0.1% and 0.2%, and COVID-19 is killing people at about 8 times the rate that the flu kills people, the 1.3% mortality rate lines up pretty well. If the average pace of deaths for the first 4 months extends across the next eight months then COVID-19 will have killed around 300,000 people in the US in the first year. That'd be surprisingly close to being on par with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu, which killed 675,000 people in the US over TWO years. Maybe it won't be that bad. But the number of infections is still rising in 20 states AND people are now letting down their guard in states where the infection count is declining, so who knows. Time will tell!

2020-05-26 - Tugboat damaged by fire on canal near Peters Road in coastal Harvey (Louisiana):

2020-05-26 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer in driveway at home on Ridge Road in Hampton Township (Michigan):

Note: These are the 467th and 468th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-05-26 - Three transit buses destroyed by fire while parked at transit hub on South Wilmington Avenue in Carson (California):

Note: These are the 138th, 139th and 140th buses to burn in 2020...

2020-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 99 near Bakersfield (California):

2020-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Bakersfield (California):

2020-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on I-295 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Rillito (Arizona):

2020-05-26 - Tractor bursts into flame in Modbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 730th, 731st, 732nd, 733rd and 734th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-05-26 - RV bursts into flame on Route 2 in Leominster (Massachusetts):

Note: This is the 157th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-05-26 - SUV bursts into flame at Walmart in College Station (Texas), 1 injured:

2020-05-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Harry Sauner Road in Hillsboro (Ohio):

2020-05-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in North Smithfield (Rhode Island):

2020-05-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Pine Portage Road in Kenora (Canada):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-196 near the Grand River in Grandville (Michigan):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on Merritt Parkway in New Canaan (Connecticut):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on Country Road 36 near Kawartha Lakes (Canada):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in the Cradlehall area in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on St Peter's Road in coastal Great Yarmouth (Britain):

2020-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Tibshelf (Britain):

2020-05-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near Marana (Arizona):

2020-05-26 - Two vehicles go up in flames at 11:03 PM on Mid Street in Whitehaven (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire(Allerdale) 26 May 2020 At 23:03 hours one fire engine attended Mid Street, Whitehaven. Two vehicles were well alight on arrival, the fires were extinguished using breathing apparatus and one hosereel jet. Crews were in attendance for approximately fifty minutes."

2020-05-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M69 near Hinckley (Britain):

2020-05-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A595 near Millom (Britain):

2020-05-26 - Barn destroyed by fire on Breakneck Road in Baltimore Pike (Maryland):

2020-05-26 - Barn destroyed by fire on Reservoir Road in Elk Creek Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-05-26 - Silo full of wood shavings ignites near Clinton (North Carolina):

2020-05-26 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire on Denton Highway in Haltom City (Texas):

2020-05-26 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire on State Street in New Albany (Indiana):

2020-05-26 - Shoe factory heavily damaged by fire in Delhi (India):

2020-05-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours near South Hartley Street and Chesterfield Drive in Patterson (California):

2020-05-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Wims Road in Clarksburg (Maryland):

2020-05-26 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 12:54 AM on James Court in Santa Rosa (California):

2020-05-26 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 6:40 AM at White River Estates in Auburn (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-05-26 - Deadly fire burns home on Thunder Road in High Ridge (Missouri), 1 killed:

2020-05-26 - Department of Natural Resources dog has 'medical emergency' and dies in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says it lost one of its K-9 officers Tuesday. K-9 Blue suffered a medical emergency and passed away with his handler, Sgt. Earhart, by his side, the agency said in a news release."

2020-05-26 - Man, 49, found dead in pickup truck in park on Fern Ridge Reservoir (Oregon):

2020-05-26 - Man, 55, found dead in Beaver Lake (Arkansas), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2020-05-26 - Man, 38, jumps in the water and dies in Lake Buckhorn (Georgia):

Quote: "Authorities said the man jumped from a boat to get something from the water and never resurfaced."

2020-05-26 - Man found dead in pond along Mt. Lebanon Church Road in Greenville County (South Carolina):

2020-05-26 - Person found dead in Lake Orlando at Cypress Pointe Apartments in Orlando (Florida):

2020-05-26 - Man, 30, dies in the water at Portage Lakes State Park beach in New Franklin (Ohio):

2020-05-26 - Man, 18, dies in the water at Buck Creek State Park (Ohio):

2020-05-26 - Man, 66, found dead in lake in West Pennington (South Dakota):

2020-05-26 - Man found dead near creek in Castlewood (Virginia):

2020-05-26 - Man found dead in Rapid Creek in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2020-05-26 - Person found dead in creek near Walmart in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-05-26 - Woman, 22, found dead in pond in Muzaffarnagar (India):

2020-05-26 - Woman, 36, found dead in home in Eagleby suburb of coastal Brisbane (Australia), third sudden death in the suburb in three months:

2020-05-26 - Man in his 60s drops dead at home on Stirling Way in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

2020-05-26 - Man drops dead near Bray Drive in Stevenage (Britain):

2020-05-26 - Driver has 'medical emergency', minivan crashes off road, bursts into flame, in coastal Grover Beach (California):

Quote: "An initial investigation says a medical emergency caused the driver to crash."

2020-05-26 - Russian military helicopter crashes on the Chukotka Peninsula (Russia), 4 killed:

2020-05-26 - Tanker truck crashes off road, bursts into flame, on Alaska Highway near Fort St John (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-05-26 - Two tractor trailer crash, massive fire erupts, in Brampton (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-05-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 69 in Tuscaloosa County (Alabama):

2020-05-26 - Tractor trailer overturns in Ghent (New York), 1 injured:

2020-05-26 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in Suisun City (California), 1 injured:

2020-05-26 - Pickup truck veers across centerline, hits tractor trailer head-on, in Vernon Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers are awaiting autopsy results to see if a medical incident was a factor in the crash."

2020-05-26 - Pickup truck slams into cemetery wall in Modesto (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "Bear said drugs and/or alcohol are not suspected factors in the collision. 'We are looking into the possibility of a medical issue,' she said."

2020-05-26 - Car crashes into sign(s) in Mesa (Arizona), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2020-05-26 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures man near Big Sky (Montana):

2020-05-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and partially swallows van, in Saskatoon (Canada):

2020-05-26 - Man, 57, collapses at 6:45 AM and goes into cardiac arrest at home in Kingwood Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "On Tuesday, May 26, at around 6:45 a.m., Troopers Michael Basti and Zachary Andren were dispatched to a 911 call for a man who suffered a medical episode and collapsed. When troopers arrived, they found the man lying on the floor unconscious and not breathing, state police said."

2020-05-26 - Lightning strike kills woman in Skopelos (Greece):

2020-05-26 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Samarinda (Indonesia):

2020-05-26 - Study finds masks significantly useful in curtailing spread of COVID-19:

Quote: "They found that when the mask was placed over the infected cage the infection rate dropped to just over 15 percent. That infection rate went up to 33 percent when the mask barrier was only used to cover the healthy hamsters’ cage. With no mask barriers at all, roughly two-thirds of the healthy hamsters were infected with the virus within a week, the study found."

Note: This may be the first study where they tested transmission of COVID-19 specifically rather than just generic droplets or aerosols. So it works best if those who are infected wear masks, it's half as effective if only the healthy wear masks, and if nobody wears masks then it spreads really fast. So if you're healthy and you don't want to be infected and you're near someone who IS infected, your odds of getting infected are lowest if THEY wear a mask, those odds double if only YOU wear a mask, and for the best odds of all of not getting infected, you both wear a mask. Also, now we know that hamsters may be COVID-19 carriers so avoid hamsters!

2020-05-26 - Woman, grad student, solves decades-old Conway Knot Problem:


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  2. Good morning Jonny, all readers of JJFH today.

    Authorities in Australia probably just chalk up 3 sudden deaths in the same town within 3 months as 'coincidence' when it's probably never happened before.

    CA having problems - all over the place in today's report.

    Another fire truck goes up in smoke.

    Let's see what's goin' on.

    Nobody Ever Imagined That The Job Losses Would Get This Bad So Quickly

    If you tried to warn people in late 2019 that about 40 million Americans would lose their jobs by the middle of 2020, nobody would have believed you. Personally, I operate a website called “The Economic Collapse Blog”, and I wouldn’t have believed you either. Even though I have been loudly warning that this sort of an economic crisis was coming, I never imagined that we would lose so many jobs in such a short period of time. As I discussed the other day, more than a quarter of all jobs in the United States have already been wiped out, and the job losses just keep on coming. In fact, Boeing is currently in the process of laying off thousands of highly skilled workers… [more; see article below for details]

    Jobless claims: Another 2.123 million Americans file for unemployment benefits

    Another 2.123 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending May 23, exceeding economists’ expectations for 2.1 million initial jobless claims. The prior week’s figure was revised higher to 2.446 million from 2.438 million jobless claims. Over the past 10 weeks, more than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance.[more]

    Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, thousands more planned

    The company announced in April it would cut 10% of its worldwide workforce of 160,000 by the end of 2020. Boeing said Wednesday 5,520 U.S. employees will take voluntary layoffs, and also disclosed it was notifying 6,770 workers of involuntary layoffs. [more]

    Salaries Get Chopped for Many Americans Who Manage to Keep Jobs

    Companies across the U.S. are cutting salaries as they fight to survive the coronavirus, upending a key assumption in modern economics and raising another hurdle to rapid recovery.

    The hard numbers won’t be in for months, but anecdotal evidence is piling up. On earnings calls, big businesses including The Container Store Group and Lyft have cited what they say are temporary salary reductions. Federal Reserve officials also have found plenty of supporting evidence.

    The pandemic has triggered unemployment on a scale not seen since the Great Depression. Pay cuts for Americans who’ve managed to hold onto their jobs may hobble the return to normal. People will have to use a bigger chunk of their income for fixed obligations such as housing and other debts -- leaving less for the kind of spending that can help spark the economy back into life. [more; so no V-shaped recovery]

    Trump threatens regulations for social media

    Executive Order on Social Media Companies Will Be Signed on Thursday - White House

    President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to say that social platforms are trying to censor Americans ahead of the November election, adding that they did the same in 2016. [more; it's about time for censorship to stop]

    [2nd section below]

  3. [medical update]

    This 'Chlamydia pneumonia' is present in several heart patients, and around 10 per cent of the general population in the dormant stage. When COVID-19 attacks a person— breaking the immunity quotient—a process of blood coagulation initiates in pulmonary arteries leading to a cardiac arrest or Hypoxia in which the patient succumbs to the dual diseases. [more]

    [speaking with my son in CA, using ECMO works best]

    India Is in the Middle of a 47°C Heatwave, a Cyclone, a Global Pandemic, and the Worst Locust Invasion in a Long Time: Collapse Incoming?

    The Indian capital, Delhi, saw temperatures rise to 47.6°C on Tuesday, as most of north India faced severe heatwave conditions.

    Now, add to this the dramatic consequences of cyclone Amphan, the global pandemic, and the worst locust invasion in decades… Yes, it’s biblical! [more]

    Is China backed into a corner, preparing for war?


    Today on TruNews we discuss President Xi’s speech calling for China’s “Wolf Warriors” to be ready for combat as the new age of high intensity conflict between the competing superpowers begins. We detail how Beijing has lost the propaganda war over coronavirus, and how the pandemic has transmogrified into their version of Chernobyl. [more]

    Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S.

    Persistent heavy rains over the weekend triggered severe flooding in parts of Florida, with a total of 185.4 mm (7.3 inches) recorded in Miami over a 48-hour period to Monday, May 25-- the city's heaviest two-day rainfall since 2012. Another bout of intense downpour hit the city on Tuesday evening, May 26, leaving many areas underwater. At 12:30 UTC on Wednesday, May 27, the disturbance that brought heavy rains organized into Tropical Storm "Bertha" -- the second named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. [more; cue Grateful Dead song]

    Grateful Dead - Bertha [~ 5.75 min.]

    San Francisco embraces 3rd world tent cities as a new way of life

    San Francisco sanctions third world tent cities as a new way of life, both accepted and promoted. Mayor London Breed and her allies say they're the best option available. It's time to "embrace the inevitable," the officials say.

    The encampments will have a lot of taxpayer support.

    Inside San Francisco's "safe sleeping sites," where tents sit inside squares marked on the asphalt eight feet apart to promote social distancing, there are hand-washing stations, portable toilets, showers, meals, and security guards.

    Santa Rosa also opened a sanctioned tent encampment this month. Seattle and Olympia, Washington, have them too. [more]

    Despite pandemic, Israeli army shoots at water tanks in Palestinian village

    Since the beginning of April, Israeli forces have been documented shooting holes into the water tanks on the rooftops of people's homes in the village, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage and significant loss of water resources for the community. [more; nice people doing nice things . ..]

    [3rd piece awaits]

  4. [from WAAAAY OFF News]
    White-chinned Petrel seabird from southern hemisphere turns up in Orkney, Scotland - only 2nd ever recorded in northern hemisphere

    White-chinned Petrel is a distinctive seabird of the Southern Ocean, normally ranging only as far north as southern Australia, Namibia and Peru. There are no previous Western Palearctic records, but a single documented sighting from the Atlantic coast of North America concerns a bird photographed from a boat off Bar Harbour, Maine, USA, on 24 August 2010. [more]

    Caught on camera: Meteor fireball spotted in skies near Taber, Alberta

    Large meteor fireball explodes spectacularly over northern Turkey

    Flood situation worsens in Assam, India - 1 dead, nearly 300,000 affected

    The flood situation in Assam worsened on Wednesday with one person losing his life and nearly three lakh [300,000] people suffering in the deluge across 11 districts. [more]

    Spectacular 'underwater tornado' captured near Australian reef

    A team of ocean researchers stumbled across what appeared to be some type of 'underwater tornado' (pictured) while conducting a study near Moore Reef, off the coast of Cairns

    'I have never seen this on the ocean.' [more]

    Severe flood hits Estelí, Nicaragua

    Lightning strike kills 2 teenagers in Pangasinan, Philippines

    Two teenagers, stranded due to the pandemic, died Tuesday after being struck by lightning while playing and taking a shower in the rain, authorities said. [more]

    [some Yahoo Entertainment(!)]
    Kayaker Goes on Facebook Live as He Struggles in the Ocean Shortly Before He Is Found Dead

    Video footage shared this weekend by a kayaker in Australia has become a somber memorial of his final moments.

    Jeremy Worthy went on Facebook Live on Saturday, sharing an update from his kayak as he bobbed up and down in choppy water. He drowned just hours later.

    At 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Worthy shared a 10-minute video from his kayak, showing he was attempting to fish, but the rough waves were making it difficult. He appeared to be wearing a life jacket in the footage.

    A citizen called in emergency services around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday after spotting an empty kayak, the NSW police said, and South Coast Police District officers retrieved the man's body from the water and attempted CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene. [more; so he fell in the water and died?]

    [4th comment next]

  5. [fun on PA roads]
    Chopper 6 flies over Chester County crash

    A multi-vehicle crash has shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County. [~ 2.75 min. footage]

    U.S. Hydropower Disaster Causes $1 Billion In Damages

    A catastrophic dam failure at a Michigan hydropower facility this month has left thousands stranded, highlighting the fact that when it comes to clean energy, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns.

    just as the spread of the virus begins to slow, major rainfall, combined with what could be kindly described as negligence, collapses a hydropower dam, requiring the evacuation of 10,000 residents near Midland, Michigan.

    Now, as Midland residents move to sue the dam owner, the latter is pointing fingers at state regulators. Others are placing the blame squarely on FERC, the government body tasked with issuing licenses to generate electricity from dams.

    Whoever is at fault, the tragedy raises critical questions of the viability of the renewables segment that has been hailed as the cheapest form of power the world over. [more]
    Navy admiral submits results of probe on virus-infected ship

    The Navy's top admiral on Wednesday received the results of an internal investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the firing of the aircraft carrier's skipper in April.

    The report is not expected to be made public until decisions are made about potentially restoring Capt. Brett Crozier to command of the Roosevelt or disciplining other officers. It was submitted Wednesday to Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations. [more]

    Citgo sues Miami firm over millions lost in Venezuela fraud

    When the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation's rightful leader last year it did more than just trigger a bitter feud with socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. Increasingly, it's also unleashing a torrent of lawsuits.

    The latest came Tuesday, when the Guaidó-appointed board of Citgo, the U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston against a former contractor seeking to recover millions of dollars in damages.

    The lawsuit accuses José Manuel González and his Miami-based Petroleum Logistics Service Corp. of providing gifts including cash, jewelry, private artwork, chartered flights and even a handpicked Houston apartment to senior executives at Citgo. In exchange, officials paid González $20 million between 2014 and 2018 to provide goods and services to Citgo's parent company, PDVSA, at inflated prices.

    "Citgo lost millions of dollars as a result," the lawsuit alleges. [more]

    U.S. FDA finds high levels of carcinogen in diabetes drug metformin

    The U.S Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it had found high levels of a possible cancer-causing impurity in some versions of the popular diabetes drug metformin.

    The agency is reaching out to companies whose drugs had N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) over accepted levels and will take appropriate action, a spokesman for the FDA said in an emailed statement.

    Online pharmacy Valisure said in March that its independent tests showed high levels of NDMA in metformin made by 11 companies, including Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. [more]

    [5th part follows]

  6. [in case anyone wants to shoot for the Cannonball Run record]
    188,000-Mile Lamborghini Huracán for Sale Has Been Driven by Nearly 2000 People

    The Lamborghini Huracán is powered by a 602-hp 5.2-liter V-10 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
    During C/D testing, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 launched to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and reached the quarter-mile in 10.3 seconds at 135 mph. Royalty Exotic Cars' red Huracán that's for sale was rented for four- or 24-hour periods in Las Vegas, and Crosta told C/D that around 1900 people have driven it. [more]

    Rush Limbaugh Says Lung Cancer Treatment Is 'Kicking My A--' and 'I Have Been Virtually Worthless'

    Rarely one to mince words, radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday opened up to his listeners about his draining months of treatment for advanced lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in late January. [more; honest about the worthless claim]

    Massive crowd gathers in Philly, ignores stay at home order [~ 2.3 min. video]

    [people be tod a-dis lockdown shit!]

    It took Philadelphia police nearly an hour to break up a group of 200 people that gathered in Brewerytown Monday.

    Dad given 1% chance of coronavirus survival makes miracle recovery after 50 days on ventilator

    A father who was told he was almost certain to die from coronavirus has made a miracle recovery, having spent 50 days on a ventilator.

    Bodybuilder Steve Banks, 44, spent a month and a half in intensive care after being struck down by the virus.

    He was rushed to hospital on 25 March by paramedics when his breathing deteriorated, and within hours was put into an induced coma – and given just a 1% chance of survival.

    The next thing Banks remembers was waking up over seven weeks later in a different hospital with nurses and doctors standing around his bed clapping because he had finally opened his eyes. [more]

    First Koala Joey 'Ash' Born at Australian Reptile Park Since Devastating Bushfires

    “Ash represents the start of what we’re hoping to be another successful breeding season. Last year, we had seven healthy koala joeys and we’re very keen to help bolster their numbers after wild populations were ravaged during the horrific bushfire season,” Australian Reptile Park Zookeeper, Dan Rumsey said in a statement. [more; ~ 2 min. of cute overload]

    [from Why Didn't I Think Of That? News]
    Deaf mum inundated with orders after designing face mask that enables people to lip read

  7. [some Thursday headlines from RF]
    News Links, May 28, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Reuters poll

    Coronavirus pushes global credit rating downgrade threat to record high

    Euro-Area Economy Closer to ECB's Worst-Case Estimates, Lagarde Says

    U.S. imports record amount of gold from Switzerland as virus upends trade [dollar becoming worthless]

    Tuesday Morning is about to close 130 stores.

    IBM's Announces Company-Wide Job Cuts As New CEO Attempts Restructuring

    American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving

    EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of "American-led System"

    Live nuclear testing could resume in 'months' if needed, official says

    Russia says US leaving Open Skies Treaty will hurt security

    Air Force Is Down To One Tired Old Jet To Fly Open Skies Surveillance Flights

    Space Force starts teaching courses to give space professionals 'warfighting mindsets'

    Why Iran's Fuel Tankers for Venezuela Are Sending Shudders Through Washington

    Oil Markets Could Soon Face A Devastating Supply Crunch

    Pandemic Triggers Record $400 Billion Drop In Energy Investment

    Global Coal Fleet Continues To Grow In 2020, Installations Increase Year-on-Year - IEA ['end of coal' my ass]

    265 Million People Could Face Hunger in 'Unprecedented' Crisis, World Food Program Expert Warns

    COVID-19 is Laying Bare How Big Ag is Taking America's Small Farmers to Slaughter

    'The human fingerprint is everywhere': Met Office's alarming warning on climate
    Exclusively compiled data from centre's supercomputer shows alarming climate trajectory

    Car tyres polluting huge swathes of seas and rivers, contaminating more than previously thought, say scientists
    Microplastics from vehicle wheels could be damaging untold miles of waterways, experts find

    Corals Turn Bright Neon in Last-Ditch Effort to Survive

    Ozone layer collapse preceded mass extinction 360 million years ago

    India wilts as temperature hits 50 degrees Celsius

    The CIA's Murderous Practices, Disinformation Campaigns, and Interference in Other Countries Still Shape the World Order and U.S. Politics

    Hell Hath No Fury Like A Federal Law Enforcement Agency That Keeps Finding Some Way To Break Into IPhones

    Re-Opening the Economy Won't Fix What's Broken

    Neil Howe: Expect Creative Destruction In This Fourth Turning
    We're entering the era when a new order violently replaces the old [Mike D. may have revealed the "trigger"]

    Texas Economy Could Lose $24B If Oil Prices Stay In The $30s

    Amtrak needs $1.5 billion bailout, prepares to cut up to 20%
    of workforce

    Boeing is the Tip of the Layoff Iceberg

    Trump's Trade Deal With China is Way Underperforming Promises
    [well, the lockdown had a serious effect on it]

    Hertz doled out $16M in bonuses to top executives days before bankruptcy filing [typical]

    College Enrollment in the Spring Fell for 9th Year in a Row, and Now Comes Covid