Thursday, March 12, 2020

Event Update For 2020-03-11

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

2020-03-11 - Unknown odor hits school in Abingdon (Illinois):

Quote: "Abingdon-Avon High School dismissed early on Wednesday morning following a mysterious odor that was giving some high school employees headaches. After an investigation by Ameren, the school and surround area have been declared safe."

Quote: "Abindon-Avon High School is not a gas building, so the district believed the odor might have come from something else in the area."

Note: Sounds like it did smell like 'gas', e.g. a rotten egg odor, but they don't have gas service at the school, soooo...what was it?

2020-03-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man while parked at home on Jackson Street in Rochester (New Hampshire):

2020-03-11 - Metal recycling center devastated by massive fire at 2 AM near the Mississippi River in Madison (Illinois):

Quote: "You may have smelled something odd if you were in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday. It was due to a big fire that burned for hours across the river in Madison, Illinois. Firefighters from at least 10 departments, including St. Louis City, worked to contain the fire as it swept through a recycling business in southwestern Illinois. The smell caused by the fire now has the EPA involved. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. at the Interco recycling plant, which recycles metals, computers, and electronics."

Quote: "The flames could be seen for miles. Authorities say at least four separate buildings collapsed. Residents on both sides of the river complained about the smell."

Note: I smelled something weird too, but it was faint. I'm about 8 miles from Madison though...

2020-03-11 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, near the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "Huge plumes of smoke drifted across Manchester city centre and were visible for miles after a fire at a scrap metal yard. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed there were no reported injuries. The fire was reported at a yard between Cornbrook Road and the towpath for Bridgewater Canal, near to the city centre, at around 6.35pm on Wednesday."

2020-03-11 - Refinery damaged by fire in coastal Delaware City (Delaware), 2 injured:

2020-03-11 - World Health Organization finally declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic:

2020-03-11 - Passenger infected with coronavirus on passenger plane that lands in West Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A passenger aboard a JetBlue fight arrived at Palm Beach International Airport as a positive coronavirus case, Palm Beach Fire Rescue said early Thursday morning."

2020-03-11 - Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson infected by coronavirus in Australia:

2020-03-11 - NBA suspends season until further notice due to coronavirus:

Quote: "The NBA has suspended its season 'until further notice' after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being."

2020-03-11 - Dow drops 5.9% and enters bear market:

2020-03-11 - Hundreds of billions of locusts swarm through East Africa and South Asia as new generation of immature groups are forming from Kenya all the way to Pakistan:

2020-03-11 - Ferry boat bursts into flame off coastal Sarikei (Malaysia):

2020-03-11 - Several boats and 200+ cars destroyed by fire near police college in coastal Nassau (Bahamas):

Quote: "Over 200 cars and several boats were caught in a blaze that erupted near the Royal Bahamas Police Force Training College off University Drive yesterday, fire chief Walter Evans said."

Note: These are the 325th, 326th, 327th and 328th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-11 - IndyCar car-hauler bursts into flame on I-275 near coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Note: This is the 12th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-526 near coastal Daniel Island (South Carolina):

2020-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-65 in Bullitt County (Kentucky):

2020-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway at Rollingstone (Australia):

2020-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:48 AM on the E20 near coastal Gröndal (Sweden):

2020-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked inside market, fire spreads to market, in Anambra State (Nigeria):

Quote: "It was said to have emanated from an articulated vehicle parked inside the market."

Note: These are the 382nd, 383rd, 384th, 385th, 386th and 387th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-11 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in the wee hours on Holmes Street in Barnesville (Georgia):

2020-03-11 - RV bursts into flame on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick (Maryland):

Note: This is the 73rd RV to burn in 2020...

2020-03-11 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked near dealership in Hampton (New Jersey):

2020-03-11 - Van bursts into flame near Wenatchee Avenue and Fifth Street in Wenatchee (Washington):

2020-03-11 - Van bursts into flame on Hockley Link near Winchester (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame and explodes while parked at home on Healms Road in Bassett (Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man was flown to a hospital with burns following a vehicle fire in Bassett. The fire broke out at around 2 p.m. Wednesday as the vehicle was parked at a home on Healms Road. The victim suffered burns after the vehicle caught fire and later exploded, according to the Martinsville-Henry County 9-1-1 Center."

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Miami (Florida):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in South Sioux City (Nebraska):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on US 95 near Lewiston (Idaho):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame at auto salvage yard in coastal Quoiba (Australia):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on the East Coast Parkway in coastal Singapore:

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on Quadra Street in coastal Saanich (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on Cross Head Road in Blackburn (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A142 near Mepal (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on Martin Dalby Way in Aylesbury (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 11 March, 7.13pm Car fire, Martin Dalby Way, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. The fire was out before they arrived. Firefighters used small gear and a thermal imaging camera, and isolated the car battery."

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on Station Road in Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 11 March, 6.06pm Car fire, Station Road, Loudwater. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet."

2020-03-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Killinghall (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire – Killinghall Time of call: 2240 hours A crew from Harrogate has dealt with a car fire outside a domestic property. Resulted in fire damage to the engine compartment of a Mercedes car. Crew used 1 breathing apparatus and 1 hosereel jet. The cause is believed to be an electrical fault."

2020-03-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM while parked along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail near Newport Marina in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-03-11 - Clubhouse heavily damaged by fire at golf course in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2020-03-11 - Historic church destroyed by fire shortly after midnight on Ellis Street in Augusta (Georgia):

2020-03-11 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Billings (Montana), dog killed:

2020-03-11 - Two triple-decker homes destroyed by massive fire in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2020-03-11 - Apartment house heavily damaged by fire at 5:14 AM on Old Zuck Road in Millcreek Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-03-11 - Deadly fire burns home on East North Street in Knightstown (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-03-11 - Deadly fire burns home just before midnight in Wilmington Manor (Delaware), 1 killed:

2020-03-11 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at Queen Street West and Dunn Avenue in Toronto (Canada), 1 killed:

Quote: "Fire crews say it appears the person suffered injuries that are not related to the fire. However, it appears they had some sort of medical issue."

2020-03-11 - Sea turtle washes ashore dead in coastal Hua Hin (Thailand):

2020-03-11 - Soldier, man, 29, has 'medical emergency', dies shortly later, at Fort Jackson (South Carolina):

Quote: "Fort Jackson officials say a soldier died on Tuesday after attending basic combat training. Authorities say the 29-year-old Connecticut Army National Guard soldier suffered a medical emergency while doing a non-strenuous activity. Fort Jackson medical officials say they took him to an off-post hospital, where he was pronounced dead before 9:30 p.m."

2020-03-11 - Man goes fishing, next seen dead in Lake Murvaul (Texas):

Quote: "The caller indicated that her husband was last seen fishing from their pier on the south side of Lake Murvaul about three hours earlier, but she had been unable to find him."

2020-03-11 - Man, 59, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Ventura (California):

2020-03-11 - Man in his 60s found dead in the Delta-Mendota Canal west of Newman (California):

2020-03-11 - Man, 63, found dead in open area near Moorpark (California):

2020-03-11 - Man, 31, found dead at recycling center in Austin (Texas):

2020-03-11 - Person found dead in creek near West Pelzer (South Carolina):

2020-03-11 - Paratrooper, man, found dead in barracks at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Alaska):

2020-03-11 - Man, 54, drops dead at jail in Edmonton (Canada):

2020-03-11 - Man found dead in the River Nore in Co Kilkenny (Ireland):

2020-03-11 - Man found dead in canal in Nelson (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Woman, 18, found dead at hotel on Trinity Way in Salford (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Man found dead in building near Seaclose Park in coastal Newport on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2020-03-11 - Two passengers have 'medical emergencies' on passenger plane after departing from coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

Quote: "When contacted later, a Health Ministry spokesperson told Times of Malta two persons needed 'medical assistance' and an ambulance was dispatched to established what assistance they needed."

2020-03-11 - Woman has 'medical issue', car crashes into building, in West Jordan (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "Sgt. Tracy Williams, with the West Jordan Police Department, said the woman, who is possibly in her 30s, had a medical issue and lost control of the car in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy at 7777 S Redwood Road."

2020-03-11 - F-16 fighter jet crashes while rehearsing for air show near Islamabad (Pakistan), 1 killed:

2020-03-11 - Small plane crashes into woods in Sterling (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2020-03-11 - Small plane crashes at 7 AM near Dollar General store in Rensselaer (Indiana), 1 injured:

2020-03-11 - Small plane crashes on beach on the Cape York Peninsula (Australia), 5 killed:

2020-03-11 - Two subway trains collide in Mexico City (Mexico), 1 killed, dozens injured:

2020-03-11 - Freight rain derails at 1:30 AM near Tiffin University in Tiffin (Ohio):

2020-03-11 - Tanker truck crashes into median and overturns on highway in Chandrapur (India):

2020-03-11 - Tractor trailer overturns into the median and bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County (Florida):

2020-03-11 - Car veers over centerline, hits transit bus head-on, in Atlanta (Georgia), 5 killed, 3 injured:

2020-03-11 - Car veers over centerline at 5:55 AM, hits car head-on, fire erupts, on Highway 26 in Grant County (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-03-11 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on Windsor Street in Randolph (Maine), near the Kennebec River, 2 injured:

Quote: "Maine State Police said Carlos Mateyko, 62, may have experienced a medical event before his vehicle crossed the centerline and struck another, also injuring a 12-year-old boy."

2020-03-11 - Car crashes off bridge on Pacific Avenue in coastal Tacoma (Washington), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-03-11 - Family pit bull attacks and kills toddler in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2020-03-11 - Mountain lion attacks person and bites deputy in Big Thompson Canyon (Colorado):

2020-03-11 - Massive sinkholes swallowing homes and roads in Gauteng (South Africa):

2020-03-11 - Landslide hits car in Sikkim (India), 3 killed:

2020-03-11 - Hiker has 'medical emergency' and goes into cardiac arrest on trail near Palm Desert (California):

Quote: "A hiker is in serious condition after suffering a medical emergency on the Bump & Grind Trail Wednesday morning. The emergency was first reported at approximately 9:32 a.m. According to Cal Fire, the hiker was approximately 1 mile up the trail. Cal Fire received helicopter assistance to extricate the hiker from the trail. Crews at the scene told News Channe 3 that medics had to perform CPR during the rescue."

2020-03-11 - Rare M3.1 earthquake rattles South Glens Falls (New York):

2020-03-11 - Deadly outbreak of dengue fever across southeastern Asia hampers coronavirus detection:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone! TGIF for sure this week, eh? The big news today is WATCH OUT FOR BANK COLLAPSE! If Deutsche Bank goes south, and it looks like that may happen in the next week, the rest of the world's central banks will follow it into oblivion. Watch for bank runs - so take some money out of the bank TODAY, and keep it around for the coming DEPRESSION that's unavoidable now (according to experts).

    Above, we see how JJFH is ALSO spreading around faster and more intensely now too (a "quickening" in Mike D.'s term). Watch for an uptick in global heat indices as the global economy takes a HUGE hit due to this virus and the aerosol masking effect comes into play. CH4 and H2S is wafting around all over the place and will most likely become more intense also. In fact, if conditions get so bad that there's no alternative, take a walk by a stream or pond and you may find salvation in a QUICK (you probably won't even feel it) death. If in India - go for a swim or a bath in some water source.
    In short, as Jonny mentioned yesterday in the comments, it's looking really doomy now.

    [Yesterday i posted that the county that my college is in (Montgomery, which is also where the business my wife works is) has been shut down. So my college is officially shut down by the state and not by our college president (heartless bastard).

    [let's start with Signs and Wonders (or Omens)]

    Signs and wonders! Christ the Redeemer, the famous Rio de Janeiro statue shows up on the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco 7,000 miles from Rio (Video) [see HUGE blown-up frame in video - it's PERFECT!]

    [more here]
    Statue of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer and Rectangular Sun Appear in Sunset Sky Off San Francisco (Videos)

    No! This is not the statue of Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    It’s just the Farallon Islands lighthouse in San Francisco, after a Fata Morgana decided to reconstruct it.

    the mirage turned a California lighthouse into a Brazilian statue that kept changing all the time [see ~ 5.5 min. video]

    Then, a second sun exploded like an atomic bomb in the same atmospheric duct. In the video below our star even turns rectangular at one point [more; see ~ 3.75 min. video]

    Friday, March 13, 2020
    2°C crossed

    In Sam Carana's analysis, the year 1750 is used as the baseline for pre-industrial. The analysis shows that we meanwhile have also crossed the 2°C threshold (in February 2020) and that the temperature rise looks set to rapidly drive humans and eventually most if not all species on Earth into extinction.

    The trend indicates that 2°C was crossed in February 2020, and looks set to keep rising and cross 3°C in 2021, more specifically in January next year, which is less than a year away. [more]

    Friday, 13 March 2020
    No Way to avoid the coming depression

    Charles Nenner - No Way to Avoid Coming Depression [~ 28.5 min. video interview by Greg Hunter]

    Does it get worse before it get’s better? Nenner says, “I think we are heading for a depression. Usually we go into a recession at a 6% GDP. Now, we have 1.5% to 2% GDP. Usually, the Fed Funds are 6%, 7% or 8%. Now they are almost zero. What are they going to do when we get a recession? You get very fast a negative GDP. You get very fast a negative interest rate and it’s a big mess. This has been going on for many, many nice years and all the Fed presidents had tricks and let it go. They did not want to have a depression in their lifetime like the 1930’s. So they kept it going and now there is no way out anymore.”

    So, there is no avoiding a depression? Nenner says, “Yep, and it is going to be very bad.” [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. [2 from Chris Martenson about the market, if interested, also here]
    Coronavirus + Market Meltdown: An Unfolding Crisis Like No Other (Steen Jakobsen & Chris Martenson) [~ 64.5 min. video; 2nd part ~ 47 min.]

    North Korea: About 200 Soldiers Die From Coronavirus and Another 4,000 Quarantined While Officials Continue to Claim Covid-19 Disease Did Not Flow Into the Country Yet

    Almost 200 North Korean soldiers have reportedly died from the coronavirus, while thousands more are in quarantine.

    The government won’t acknowledge they even exist. [more]

    Landslide kills 2 people with 6 missing after heavy rain in the Solomon Islands

    Initial reports say eight people including children were covered by the landslide when it washed down to the village from a nearby hill yesterday (12 March 2020). Two dead bodies have already been recovered while the others are still missing. [more]

    New Large Hadron Collider (LHCb) Analysis Still Finds Deviations from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Nobody Knows How This Mystery Will Turn Out [includes ~ 7 min. video if interested]

    A theory-defying anomaly has persisted in the latest results from a Large Hadron Collider experiment. [more]

    Friday, 13 March 2020
    Covid-19: Day 74: Friday The 13th: BLAME GAME! U.S. military brought the virus to China, Beijing: Up to 150 million Americans could get virus: Premeditated bio-warfare attack against China?: A world in chaos: Kim Jong Un missing?

    Countries affected, 110/196. Confirmed cases, 135,306 with 5,657 in a critical condition. The death toll stands at 4,953 at a rate of 3.66%.

    China government spokesman says U.S. military may have brought the virus to China. [the finger pointing begins]

    US response to COVID-19 shrouded in secrecy. Conspiracy theories about the origin of COVID-19 have gained currency among many people who are critics of US imperialism and its crimes against humanity. The circumstances surrounding its appearance in Wuhan, China, a major Chinese transportation hub right before the advent of the mass migration associated with the Chinese Spring Festival when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel home to celebrate the New Year naturally led many to think it was a premeditated bio-warfare attack against China. PTV [if so, it shows how STUPID military thinking has become]

    Asian shares plunge after Wall Street’s worst day since ’87.

    'It is failing. Let's admit it,' Fauci says of coronavirus testing capacity "The system is not really geared to what we need right now," Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a House hearing. NBC

    WHERE IS KIM? Speculation grows N.K. leader has been away from Pyongyang for weeks. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's attendance at this week's artillery fire exercise has added to speculation that he has been away from Pyongyang for an extended period of time due possibly to coronavirus concerns. Yonhap

    Iran's coronavirus burial pits are so vast they're visible from space. [i spoke to someone last night who said FEMA is preparing for mass graves HERE, right now; (no evidence)]

    Super-rich jet off to disaster bunkers amid coronavirus outbreak ‘Self-isolate’ for some of world’s richest means Covid-19 tests abroad, personal medics and subterranean hideouts. Guardian [more]

    [3rd part below]

  3. 21 injured in suspected wolf attack in Uttar Pradesh, India

    The attacks took place in a span of a couple of hours after sunset. All the victims belonged to eight villages adjacent to the buffer zone of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. All are located within a 16-km radius comprising some 20 villages. [more]

    Emergency declared as Egyptians brace for heavy rainfall, floods - UPDATE: 5 killed

    Meteor fireball filmed above Wigan, UK

    Blizzard disrupts power and travel to thousands in Sakhalin Island, Russia

    A powerful snowstorm with winds up to 119 km/h (74 mph) hit the Sakhalin Island, Russia, on March 11, 2020. The severe weather caused widespread disruptions to power, travel, and classes, affecting thousands of people. [more]

    Scientists tracked 300,000 trees only to find rainforests are losing their power to help humanity

    Tropical forests matter to each and every one of us. They suck colossal quantities of carbon out of the atmosphere, providing a crucial brake on the rate of climate change. Yet, new research we have just published in Nature shows that intact tropical forests are removing far less carbon dioxide than they used to.

    The change is staggering. [more]

    Storm to spread snow, flooding downpours across southwestern and central US into Saturday

    Rain, snow and localized severe thunderstorms will spread across the center of the nation into the first half of the weekend. [more]

    People who fully recover from the coronavirus can be left with '20 to 30%' less lung function, and gasping for breath when they walk quickly, Hong Kong doctors find

    People who recover from the coronavirus can still be left with substantially reduced lung functions, Hong Kong Hospital Authority have found after observing the first wave of discharged patients.

    The doctors found a drop of 20% to 30% in lung capacity in two or three out of those 12 patients. [too small a sample size]

    While it's too early to establish long-term effects of the illness, scans of nine patients in the group suggested that recovered patients had sustained organ damage, the Post reported.

    Out of a global total of 128,000 infections, some 70,000 have recovered so far. More than 4,700 have died. [more]

    [4th piece next]

  4. [more DUH news]
    Several Global Tipping Points May Have Arrived

    If it feels as if you’re living through some sort of massive global tipping point, that’s because it’s very possible you are.

    Disruptions to natural systems inevitably lead to disruptions in social systems. The melting glaciers of the Himalayas have become a political tool in the tussle between China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Water is now a weapon.

    Markets are feeling the effects as well. Extreme weather events, coupled with the spread of coronavirus, are unsettling global crop production and raising the risk of food inflation. [more]

    Planet is 'way off track' in dealing with climate change, UN report says

    The planet is "way off track" in dealing with climate change, a new United Nations report says, and experts declared that climate change is a far greater threat than the coronavirus. [more; DUH!!]

    Coronavirus: What happens if Trump invokes Stafford Act and declares national emergency?

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he may declare the coronavirus pandemic an emergency by invoking a law known as the Stafford Act.

    The law, enacted in 1988, empowers the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local governments during "natural catastrophes" and coordinate the nation's response.

    Trump has invoked the Stafford Act many times during his presidency, approving major disaster declarations to address flooding in the Midwest and wildfires in California, among other events.

    An emergency declaration under the National Emergencies Act unlocks sweeping presidential powers, like the ability to seize control of the internet or suspend laws, while a Stafford Act declaration deals only with FEMA. [more]

    Bears coming out of hibernation early due to climate change

    As soon as temperatures start warming in the spring, bears come out of their dens and start searching for food. But this year's record warm winter has thrown off their natural patterns in different parts of the world.

    This issue could lead hungry bears into confrontations with humans as they desperately search for something to eat. [more]

    We climate scientists won't know exactly how the crisis will unfold until it’s too late [hey, just like the economists!]

    When we hold on to things for too long, change can come about abruptly and even catastrophically. While this will ring true for many from personal experience, similar things can happen at large scales as well. Indeed, the history of Earth’s climate and ecosystems is punctuated by frequent large-scale disruptive events. [more]

    [wildly wavy stock market precedes catastrophic drop to depression]
    Stock market news live: Stocks surge, Dow adds 700+ points a day after posting biggest percentage decline since 1987

    The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq jumped Friday morning, recovering some of Thursday’s steep losses. [more; yes, but who's buying and why?]

  5. [Some end of the week headlines from RF]
    News Links, March 13, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Business travel sector to lose $820 billion in revenue on coronavirus hit: industry group

    The five biggest tech companies lost more than $400 billion in value on Thursday

    75% of Companies Suffer From Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruptions

    Junk Status? Oil Nations Face Serious Credit Downgrades

    Google recommends all North America employees to work from home

    The Collapse of Pot Stocks: Refreshingly, Not COVID-19's Fault
    Hard to feel sorry for victims of these hilariously obvious pump-and-dump schemes, but they sure got their pockets cleaned out.

    Apple is shutting down all of its stores in Italy indefinitely due to the coronavirus

    An Italian financial crisis is certain – the big question is how contagious it is

    Italy's government orders all shops, bars and restaurants to close

    Coronavirus poses new threat to Egypt's economy

    Princess Cruises Suspending Operation for 2 Months Over Coronavirus

    Carnival Halts Global Cruise Operations For 60 Days [bet it's more]

    Global Systemically Important Bank Stocks Crash To Record Low

    ## Airline death spiral ##
    Global airlines call for government aid as new U.S. coronavirus travel curbs bite
    Air freight rates skyrocket amid passenger flight cuts, Chinese factory restarts
    Airlines count mounting costs of the coronavirus shock
    Delta Air extends suspension of U.S.-China flights through May 31
    Boeing Crashes: $43 Billion in Share Buybacks Turn into Existential Threat
    Of immediate concern is how much cash Boeing is burning due to the 737 MAX fiasco and now the coronavirus, and how much cash it can pile up to avoid a liquidity crisis.
    Boeing to separate 737 MAX wire bundles before jet's return to service - sources
    JetBlue is facing drop in demand due to coronavirus that's worse than 9/11, president says
    U.S. clampdown on European travel heaps new coronavirus woes on airlines
    American suspends pilot hiring as coronavirus takes a toll on travel
    United to scale back flights to Europe after March 19
    "Unprecedented Situation" - Norwegian Air Suspends 4,000 Flights, Cuts Half Its Employees

    A $100 Billion Debt Wave to Crash Over Europe's Riskiest Firms

    BofA's Shocking Warning: The Treasury Market Is No Longer Functioning Normally

    Coronavirus could hit housing hard as Australia teeters on edge of recession

    NORAD intercepts two Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska

    Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners from jails - decree

    US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases

    Two U.S. service members killed as more than 15 rockets slam Iraqi base housing coalition troops

    Large Scale US Airstrikes Underway Against Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq

    US Urges NATO Allies to Provide Turkey Military Aid in Syria

    America's bomber force is too small and getting smaller

    US military cuts back troops to participate in European exercise over virus fears

    This 'ticking nuclear bomb' could cause energy bankruptcies, Onyxpoint partner says

    New Weather Patterns Are Turning Water Into a Weapon
    The melting glaciers of the Himalayas have become a political tool in the tussle between China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    U.S. Discusses Buying Oil For SPR To Help Shale Drillers

    Crashing Oil Prices Force U.S. Oil Firms To Cut Budgets

    What the Coronavirus in China Shows Us About Food System Resilience

    Coronavirus Lockdown May Save More Lives By Preventing Pollution Than By Preventing Infection

    Global Warming on a Rampage
    Global warming is not waiting around for the signatories to the Paris climate accord '15 to go to net zero emissions 2030/50. Sorry, those bold plans are way too little way too late. Already, across the board, the planet is on a hot streak that defies all projections. [SOTT and many Trumpers still deny it]

    Wildlife Pays the Price for Subsidized Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

    [2nd part below]

  6. Climate change: New rules could spell end of 'throwaway culture'

    Coronavirus can live in air for 3 hours, on surfaces for 2-3 days

    Coronavirus - The Hidden Cases - Why We Must Shut Everything Down And Do It Now

    New York City declares state of emergency to fight coronavirus spread

    France to close schools to curb coronavirus spread: Macron

    Global sports events hit by coronavirus pandemic

    'Healthcare on brink of collapsing': Doctors share stories from inside the Italy coronavirus quarantine

    Coronavirus in South Korea: How 'trace, test and treat' may be saving lives

    How black swans are shaping planet panic

    U.S. government commission rolls out doomsday plan for cyberwar

    Chelsea Manning hospitalized after suicide attempt

    Judge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail in Virginia

    Saudi Women's Rights Activists Pull Back Curtain on Crown Prince

    New OPCW whistleblower slams 'abhorrent mistreatment' of Douma investigators

    'Bernie Bros' Were Invented as Sexist, Racist and Anti-Semitic

    The Politics of the Coronavirus: A Lesson from Italy on how to Deal with Emergencies

    Goodbye to All That: The Demise of Globalization and Imperial Pretensions

    Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics

    China Faces Interest Rate Dilemma With No Winning Options

    Coronavirus leaves China with mountains of medical waste

    Coronavirus: China's mask-making juggernaut cranks into gear, sparking fears of over-reliance on world's workshop

    Coronavirus: Latest Updates [China; if you believe them]

    Number of coronavirus deaths in Britain rises to eight

    Coronavirus: UK food banks running out of supplies as people stockpile and donations fall

    Up to 10,000 likely have coronavirus in UK - chief scientific adviser

    UK coronavirus cases rise 29% to 590 in a day, total of 10 dead

    U.S. government posts $235 billion budget deficit in February

    Economist Alan Blinder says the US is probably already in recession

    Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Liquidity But Markets Plunge Again

    From Exxon to Royal Caribbean Cruises, U.S. companies rush to hoard cash

    People are stealing hand sanitizer and surgical masks from doctors' offices because of coronavirus fears

    Coronavirus cases surpass 1,000 in US, 3 TSA agents test positive in California

    A Seattle research project was reportedly told not to conduct
    coronavirus tests on swabs from flu patients

    Coronavirus and the homeless: Why they're especially at risk, ways to stop a spread 'like wildfire'

    Coronavirus test component is in short supply

    College closings: More than 100 colleges cancel in-person classes and move online

    48% of Americans worried about paying for COVID-19 care, survey finds

    U.S. bans foreign nationals who have been in Europe from entering U.S.

    U.S. will loan $50 billion to small businesses, defer taxes to fight coronavirus, Trump says

    Health official: Gov't has 'failed' to give easy coronavirus testing in U.S.

    New York will see 'same trajectory' of coronavirus cases as China, South Korea and Italy, Gov. Cuomo says

    Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

    Large gatherings banned in San Francisco and Seattle area to slow the coronavirus outbreak

    NYC Seminar Called "Doing Business Under Coronavirus" Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

  7. Trump to Declare National Emergency to Speed Virus Response

    President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency on Friday over the coronavirus outbreak, invoking the Stafford Act to open the door to more federal aid for states and municipalities, according to two people familiar with the matter. [more]

    Forecasters put nation's heartland on alert for potential severe weather outbreak

    Forecasters are monitoring several storm systems that will chug across the country through the weekend and into next week, as the weather makers may help to set the stage for a potentially violent severe weather outbreak during the middle or latter part of next week.

    A change in the weather pattern will be highlighted by a more exaggerated dip in the jet stream in the middle of the country by next Thursday, March 19, which is also the official start of spring.

    Cities like Dallas, Oklahoma City, Memphis, St. Louis and Indianapolis are all included in this zone. [more]

    Doctor on coronavirus: 'I think we have between 50,000 and half a million cases right now walking around in the United States'

    The impact of the coronavirus is continuing to escalate, and Johns Hopkins University Professor of Public Health Dr. Marty Makary says, "I think we have between 50,000 and half a million cases right now walking around in the United States". [more; incl. ~ 7.3 min. video]

    [OH, ya GET IT NOW?! after killing how many farmers?]
    Zimbabwe Gives Land Back to White Farmers After Wrecking Economy

    Two decades after President Robert Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy by urging black subsistence farmers to violently force white commercial farmers and their workers off their land, his successor has thrown in the towel.

    Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has proposed settling all outstanding claims against it by farmers by offering them land.

    “The object of the regulations is to provide for the disposal of land to persons entitled to compensation,” Land Minister Perence Shiri said in regulations published in the Government Gazette Friday.

    The seizures that began in 2000 were ratified by the government, which said they were needed to redress colonial imbalances. A vibrant agricultural industry that exported tobacco and roses and grew most of the food the nation needed collapsed. Periodic food shortages ensued, inflation became the world’s highest and the manufacturing industry was decimated. What was one of Africa’s richest countries became one of its poorest. [more; they literally went and FUCKED THEMSELVES]

    What winter? Earth just had its second-warmest December-February on record

    [by the way, happy pi day, everyone]

    Many coronavirus patients have 'ground glass' in their lungs. Take a look at their CT scans. [~ 10.25 min. intro "debunking myths" video]

    That's because their lungs fill up with fluid, which shows up on a CT scan in the form of white patches called "ground glass."

    Patients with pneumonia also have these patches, but doctors look for a few more distinct features to diagnose the new coronavirus.
    [more; i listened to the video; they lie about the source, if we believe Dr. Boyle]

  8. Get Ready For Your Lifestyle To Change Indefinitely Because Of This Coronavirus Pandemic

    Fear of the coronavirus is causing shutdowns on a global scale like we have never seen before. Just about every major sporting event that you can think of has been either canceled or postponed, schools and universities are keeping students away, global tourism is absolutely collapsing, churches are being shuttered, conferences and festivals are being taken off the calendar, businesses are asking workers to work from home, and even Disneyland is being closed down. Over the past several days the wave of closings and cancellations has become an avalanche, and all of our lifestyles are going to be dramatically altered for the foreseeable future.

    For the first few days, a lot of people are actually going to enjoy this “free vacation”. After all, what kid doesn’t enjoy time off from school, and there are lots of Americans that relish the opportunity to work from home.

    But as the weeks drag on and the economy grinds to a standstill, this “free vacation” will start evolving into a horror show.

    The more this coronavirus spreads, the more restrictions we will see on human interaction throughout the western world, and that has very serious implications [more]