Friday, March 20, 2020

Event Update For 2020-03-19

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

2020-03-19 - Coronavirus infections rise to 28 in Missouri, all public and charter schools closed:

Quote: "Wednesday's cases in St. Louis may have been cases of community spread of COVID-19."

2020-03-19 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 4 with 422 infections in Illinois, school closures extended:

2020-03-19 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 22 with nearly 4000 infections in New York:

2020-03-19 - Coronavirus infections rise to 89 in Minnesota:

2020-03-19 - California orders 40 million residents to stay home:

Quote: "California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order Thursday, telling residents in the most populous state to stay home. It is the most restrictive order by a governor so far during the novel coronavirus pandemic. It applies to most of the state's 40 million residents. There are exceptions for workers in '16 critical infrastructure sections.' The order takes effect Thursday night."

Quote: "The major announcement came after Newsom sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for a hospital ship to be deployed to Southern California to assist in the fight against COVID-19. In the letter, Newsom projected that more than half the state's population could be infected by the disease."

Note: Half the population would be 20 million people. With a 1% fatality rate that would be 200,000 dead in California. But the hospitals will be overloaded, so it might end up being a 5 percent fatality rate, or more, which would be 1 million dead in California, which would be more than double the number of Americans who died in every state COMBINED during ALL of World War II...

2020-03-19 - All non-life-sustaining businesses ordered closed in Pennsylvania:

Quote: "Gov. Tom Wolf is tightening his directives to businesses to shut down, issuing a dire warning and saying Thursday that all 'non-life-sustaining' businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations by 8 p.m. to slow the spread of the coronavirus."

2020-03-19 - San Diego Navy bases suspend non-essential and recreational operations as coronavirus spreads:

2020-03-19 - Coronavirus could spark another Great Depression, former Trump adviser warns:

2020-03-19 - Coast-to-coast warmth expected this spring in the US along with flooding in 23 states:

Quote: "There is almost no part of the country that we are predicting to be below normal in any of the three months, which is unusual..."

2020-03-19 - Boat, vehicle, two motorcycles and shed destroyed by fire in Kooralbyn (Australia):

Quote: "Firefighters have extinguished a shed fire at Barker Place, Kooralbyn. A QFES spokeswoman said the shed contained a vehicle, a boat and two motorcycles as well as fuel, paint and chemicals used for printing."

Note: This is the 337th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-19 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A61 outside of Harrogate (Britain):

Note: This is the 105th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-03-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-10 near bridge over coastal Pensacola Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Dramatic photos show firefighters from the Ferry Pass Station of Escambia Fire Rescue as they battled a commercial vehicle fire Thursday night. The fire on I-10 was reported as being at Scenic Highway exit, but it turned out to be on the Santa Rosa County side of the I-10 bridge across Pensacola Bay. The fire swept through an 18-wheel vehicle hauler carrying three vehicles."

Note: This is the 14th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-03-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 near Sandstone (West Virginia):

2020-03-19 - Tractor bursts into flame on Cherry Avenue near Inwood (Iowa):

2020-03-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on the Hume Highway in the NSW Riverina (Australia):

Quote: "A trailer loaded with toilet paper has been destroyed on the Hume Highway in the NSW Riverina early Friday morning."

Note: These are the 409th, 410th, 411th and 412th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-19 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Weiler Road near Mount Prospect (Illinois):

2020-03-19 - RV bursts into flame just before 5 AM while parked at Palms RV Resort in Yuma (Arizona):

Note: This is the 81st RV to burn in 2020...

2020-03-19 - Van bursts into flame on Warwick Court in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame at 2:45 AM while parked near home, fire spreads to two homes, in Hunting Park area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officials said a car fire spread to two homes in the city's Hunting Park section early Thursday. The fire broke out around 2:45 a.m. on the 3200 block of West Allegheny Avenue."

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-190 in Buffalo (New York):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame on street in Vengola (India):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at shopping center in Cambridge (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked at auto shop in Oldham (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame on Bridge Street in Woodwalton (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M1 in Northamptonshire (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Wharf Street along the River Mersey in Warrington (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Truck repair shop heavily damaged by fire in Grain Valley (Missouri):

2020-03-19 - Daycare destroyed by fire in Brooklyn Park (Minnesota):

2020-03-19 - Great Dane sanctuary heavily damaged by fire at 7 AM on Waldora Road in Siren (Wisconsin), 2 dogs killed:

2020-03-19 - Home damaged by fire at 12:20 AM on Morgan Street in Camby (Indiana), nobody there:

2020-03-19 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire at 3 AM in Attleboro (Massachusetts):

2020-03-19 - Three homes go up in flames just before 4 AM near 34th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in coastal Oakland (California):

2020-03-19 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 2:55 AM on North Military Road in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2020-03-19 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Harlem Street in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2020-03-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire just after 6 AM on Brinton Manor Drive in Braddock Hills (Pennsylvania):

2020-03-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Williams Fork Trail in Boulder County (Colorado), 1 injured:

2020-03-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:05 AM on Elizabeth Street in Utica (New York):

2020-03-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM on 72nd Drive Northeast in coastal Marysville (Washington), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-03-19 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 2 AM on Portsmouth Drive in Fayetteville (North Carolina), 3 killed:

2020-03-19 - Deadly fire burns multi-family home on Mead Street in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2020-03-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on South Wells Street in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-03-19 - Vacant home burns on South Livingston Avenue in Livingston (New Jersey):

2020-03-19 - Navy dive student dies during surface swim in coastal St. Andrew Bay (Florida):

Quote: "An Air Force Special Tactics airman with the Hurlburt Field-based 24th Special Operations Wing was found dead Thursday afternoon after going missing during a surface training swim at Naval Support Activity Panama City, according to the wing’s public affairs office."

Quote: "The airman, a combat controller, was taking part in the Air Force Combat Dive Course operated by the Special Warfare Training Wing headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. Often the first into battle, combat controllers are trained in a wide range of skills, including scuba, parachuting and snowmobiling, as well as being FAA-certified air traffic controllers."

2020-03-19 - Man, 30, slumps over dead on passenger train in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-03-19 - Man drops dead near dumpster at Food Lion in coastal Elizabeth City (North Carolina):

2020-03-19 - Man, 71, found dead near his home on Oak Ridge Road in coastal Kennebunkport (Maine):

2020-03-19 - Man, 59, slumps over dead in pickup truck on Route 11 near Port Allegany (Pennsylvania), near the Allegheny River:

Quote: "Police say a man found dead in his pickup truck died of natural causes. Troopers say they were called about a pickup truck sitting in the road on Route 155 near Port Allegany at about 8:20 Tuesday night. The caller told police a man was in the driver’s seat and not breathing. He was later identified as 59-year-old Randy Sickler of Port Allegany."

2020-03-19 - Man, 43, drops dead at prison in Bruceton Mills (West Virginia):

2020-03-19 - Man, 58, dies in jail in Milpitas (California):

2020-03-19 - Woman, 39, drops dead in hotel room in coastal Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica:

2020-03-19 - Man, 50, found dead in tunnel near Old Folkestone Road in coastal Dover (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Woman, 26, found dead near her home in Coventry (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Person found dead in the Gloucester Sharpness Canal near shopping center in Gloucester (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Man in his 60s in critical condition after having 'medical episode' on bus in Etobicoke (Canada):

Quote: "According to the ministry, a worker was found unresponsive as a result of a 'possible medical episode' while operating a bus in a garage."

2020-03-19 - Small plane crash-lands near Murray Field in coastal Eureka (California):

2020-03-19 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, on the New York State Thruway near Guilderland (New York):

2020-03-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 in coastal Old Lyme (Connecticut):

2020-03-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-91 in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-03-19 - Tractor trailer crashes on US 18/151 near Blue Mounds (Wisconsin):

2020-03-19 - Car veers off road at 1 AM, crashes into pole, on Hemingway Road in Longs (South Carolina):

2020-03-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, on Arthur Street in Utica (New York), 2 injured:

2020-03-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Palmerston North (New Zealand), 1 killed:

Quote: "The car crashed into a tree due to a suspected medical event, Fire and Emergency spokeswoman Belinda Beets said."

2020-03-19 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 20 people in Kurnool (India):

2020-03-19 - Sinkhole growing and threatening homes in Fishburn (Britain):

2020-03-19 - Europe braces for intense Arctic cold outbreak after unusually warm winter:

2020-03-19 - Lightning strike kills 2 people and injures 8 more in Kenya:

2020-03-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Fiji Islands:

2020-03-19 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit southern Peru:

2020-03-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Iraq:

2020-03-19 - Parasites in raw or undercooked seafood have increased 283-fold since the 1970s:

Quote: "The presence of parasitic worms in raw or undercooked seafood, popular in dishes such as sushi, sashimi, poke and carpaccio, has increased 283-fold since the 1970s, according to a study published in the journal Global Change Biology."


  1. Good Saturday morning Jonny, everyone. Nice to hear from Fran (and Mike) last evening, letting us know the situation in her town in OK. It's getting pretty scary all over.

    Widespread Flooding Forecast For Central And Southeastern U.S. This Spring

    Nearly half of the Lower 48 states face a risk of moderate to major flooding through May.

    Above-average precipitation is forecast from the Northern Plains to the entire East Coast. [more]

    Vicious Storm Triggers Biblical Floods Across Iraq and Saudi Arabia (Videos)

    Once again, heavy rain has brought biblical flooding to Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the last few days.

    Thundery rain dropped 127mm (5 inches) of rain onto the streets of Mosul, or one-third of the year’s expected rainfall in less than 24 hours. Same in Saudi Arabia. [more]

    Friday, March 20, 2020
    World's Governments Must Learn About Emissions During COVID-19 Shutdown

    Global Circulation Models (GCMs) are computer models of the world's atmosphere based on observations and assumptions if there are no direct information available.

    World emissions shutdowns are a novel opportunity to learn about how climate system responds under different circumstances that cannot be normally experimentally checked. It is vitally important for the world's governments NOT to shut down meteorological measurements. Indeed, efforts must increase to use opportunity to test and search regional responses of the highly unusual situation.

    World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and national meteorological organisations must quickly come up with new research proposals to gain every possible bit of information as this helps to understand how world's climate will respond as the world moves towards ZERO emissions. It is a tremendous tragedy if this unique opportunity to find more about how our atmosphere operates is lost.

    A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data

    The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.

    At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to become infected. Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance and to monitor their impact.

    Draconian countermeasures have been adopted in many countries. If the pandemic dissipates — either on its own or because of these measures — short-term extreme social distancing and lockdowns may be bearable. How long, though, should measures like these be continued if the pandemic churns across the globe unabated? How can policymakers tell if they are doing more good than harm? [more]

    [2nd part next]

  2. Hal Turner: The US Military has begun operations inside the United States

    It's Official: U.S. Military Activated within CONUS [~ 1 hr; includes the following]


    New Jersey Coronavirus Cases Jump 74% in One Day

    99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says

    More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority.

    After deaths from the virus reached more than 2,500, with a 150% increase in the past week, health authorities have been combing through data to provide clues to help combat the spread of the disease. [more; WHAT other conditions?]

    Massive floods hit capital Dili, destroying nearly 200 homes and affecting over 25 000 people, East Timor

    Several hours of very heavy rains caused widespread flooding in capital Dili, East Timor (Timor-Leste) on March 13, 2020. Authorities are reporting at least 25 000 people or 4 000 households are affected. Even though the floods have now receded, affected communities are still in need of essential relief items such as food and drinking water. [more]

    Desert locust crisis to spread, endangering food security of 25 million - UN expert

    "Just about when those conditions are drying out and the breeding is coming to an end, a second cyclone came to the area," Cressman said. "That allowed the conditions to continue to be favorable and another generation of breeding, so instead of increasing 400-fold, they increased 8,000-fold." [more]

    Ten million Americans are hit by severe storms as tornadoes flip cars in Texas

    On Wednesday night, several tornadoes hit towns in Texas, flipping cars and damaging homes. [more]

    [more dead birds]
    100 cattle egrets and 9 crows found dead in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Nearly 100 cattle egrets (birds) and nine crows were found dead under mysterious circumstances at two different sites in Aligarh's Sasnigate and AMU campus in UP on Thursday morning. [more]

    Signs and Portents: Snake gives birth to two-headed baby in Australia

    Sadly, the creature with two heads had to be put down, with the vet telling Stewart it would almost suffer a brutal death in the wild. [more]

    Roads swamped in Fiji after nearly 7 inches of rain in 24 hours - (UPDATE) 3 killed in landslide

    A catastrophic GDP projection

    Goldman Projects a Catastrophic GDP Decline Worse than Great Depression

    Unprecedented Decline in Economic Activity

    Goldman projects a 6% decline in GDP in the first quarter followed by a 24% decline in the second quarter.

    9% of the US Has Been Laid Off Due to the Coronavirus

    I crunched the numbers based on those poll stats and come up with a U3 unemployment rate of 12% and a U6 rate of 39.7%.

    Conclusion: Goldman is way too optimistic on the unemployment rate. [more; also project a fast recovery - author calls b/s on that]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. Thousands of US troops and military staff based in Europe ordered into self-isolation

    Pentagon sends 2,600 Europe-based personnel into QUARANTINE after 35 test positive for coronavirus

    Thousands of US troops and military staff based in Europe have been ordered into self-isolation after at least 35 of them tested positive for Covid-19, further complicating Washington’s power projection across the Atlantic. [more]

    Warning from a truck driver

    Inside info from truck driver, expect shutdowns/lockdowns to get far worse

    It is now being expected that mass shutdowns/lockdowns and people not allowed to travel will get far worse. [more; links]

    The hospitals in London are being overwhelmed.

    "Critical Incident" - London Hospital Runs Out Of Beds Amid Virus Outbreak [~ 32.75 min. video]

    Is Beijing speaking the truth?

    For those who aren't inclined to take the CCP at their word, however, ample evidence exists to prove that China is lying - about both the number of dead and the ongoing situation.[more]

    Coronavirus update - 20 March, 2020 [Zero Hedge]

    National Guard Deploys In Baltimore As City Enforces Restrictive Curfew: Live Updates


    NYC Mayor de Blasio says "we are now the epicenter of the crisis."
    Staffer for VP Pence test positive; White House says "no close contact"
    China reports no local infections for 2nd day in a row
    Global case total passes 250k
    Hong Kong reports largest daily jump in cases on record as travelers revive outbreak
    NY rolls out restrictive new measures
    NY case total tops 7k
    Italy says Army will help enforce lockdown, effectively declaring martial law; might extend lockdown through early May
    Spain death toll cracks 1,000
    Italy reports another 627 deaths
    National Guard spotted in Baltimore as 2nd death recorded in Baltimore County
    Confirmed cases in US pass 14k
    Drive thru testing site in NJ's Bergen County has a line that's over 1,000+ cars long
    Switzerland bars all gatherings of more than 5 people
    Greenwich cases spike as Darien shutters COVID-19 testing clinic
    Trump says no plans for national lockdown
    Germany to pass 'shadow' budget on Monday
    EU suspends budget rules
    Bavaria becomes first German state to impose 'lockdown'
    Johnson says UK can defeat virus in 12 weeks if 'we work together'
    Treasury now moving back both filing & payment deadlines for 2019
    Novartis will donate up to 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to support global response
    NBC News employee succumbs to virus
    Dr. Fauci says social distancing should continue for several weeks
    MTA confirms it has 23 sick workers
    US, Mexico agree to shut southern border
    China makes first purchase under 'Phase 1' trade deal
    Altria chairman & CEO tests positive
    Military confirms 35 American troops infected in Europe

    * * *
    Update (2145ET): Earlier this week, the Military Times confirmed that some 2,000 national guard soldiers had been called up across 23 states, with more on the way. [more]

    [4th installment follows]

  4. [news of 'our' corrupt/inept/sinister CDC] [Natural News]

    The CDC appears to have had advanced knowledge of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, as the agency which deliberately delayed testing kits in the USA for nearly a month was hiring quarantine program advisors in November of 2019, to cover Texas, New York, California, Washington, Florida and many other areas where the pandemic is now exploding.

    This job listing page at describes job announcement number HHS-CDC-D3-20-10640010, paying up to $93,077 per year, with an open application period from Nov. 15th, 2019 to May 15th, 2020.
    The cities and states described in the job listing are:

    Dallas, Texas, El Paso, Texas, Houston, Texas, Seattle, Washington, Anchorage, Alaska, Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Honolulu, Hawaii, Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts, Detroit, Michigan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Newark, New Jersey, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, San Juan. [more]

    This Was The Worst Week For The Stock Market Since 2008, And “Jobless Filings Are Growing Geometrically”

    Just a few weeks ago everything seemed completely normal to most people, but now fear of the coronavirus has caused U.S. stock prices to absolutely implode. The stock market crash of 2020 will forever be mentioned alongside the crashes of 1929, 1987 and 2008, and by the time it is over it could potentially end up being the largest of them all. Close to a third of all stock market wealth in the entire country has already been wiped out, and many experts are warning that the worst is yet to come. Of course the authorities are going to do their very best to try to prop up the market, but despite the most dramatic intervention by the Federal Reserve that we have ever witnessed, U.S. stocks just had their worst week since 2008…

    Climate shocks in just one country could disrupt global food supply

    Catastrophic crop failures caused by extreme weather in just one country could disrupt global food supplies and drive price spikes in an interconnected world, exposing how climate change threatens global stability, researchers said on Friday.

    They examined how the global trade and supplies of wheat, a crop used for food staples like bread and pasta, would be affected by four years of severe drought in the United States, one of the world's top exporters of the grain.

    Based on two models of how countries could try to meet their needs, an international research team found the United States would deplete nearly all its wheat reserves after four years in both scenarios, while global stocks could drop by 31%.

    The 174 countries to which America exports wheat would see their reserves decrease, even though they did not themselves suffer failed harvests, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. [more]

    Australian bushfire smoke killed more people than fires: Study

    The bushfires in Australia killed at least 33 people in the six months they tore through the continent — but it was the pollution they caused that killed the most people, according to a new study. New research has found that the smoke from the bushfires caused approximately 417 deaths and thousands of hospitalizations between October 2019 and February 2020.[more]

  5. [some news headlines from Rice Farmer for today]
    News Links, March 21, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    There will be a 'massive' shuffling of supply chains globally after coronavirus shutdowns

    Layoffs spike in US, Europe as virus shuts businesses

    Tesla, the WTF Chart of the Year

    The Median US Stock Is Now Down 50% From Its Highs As World Loses $25 Trillion In A Month

    Central Banks Battle to Gain Control of Wild Global Markets

    How coronavirus could impact the defense supply chain

    COVID-19 Could Spark The Next 'Arab Spring'
    Star athletes, Hollywood elites, politicians, the rich, all can get tested for coronavirus before the rest of us (and get backtests in a very timely manner). We, working-class peasants, get sent home, no test done, told to 'self-isolate.' President Trump, when asked about this said 'That's life.' Indeed it is.

    Saudi 'Shock And Awe' Is Crushing Shale Drillers

    Farmers fear coronavirus will curb migrant workforce, lead to produce shortages

    Peak Phosphorus

    WHO officials warn health systems are 'collapsing' under coronavirus: 'This isn't just a bad flu season'

    Carnival offers up cruise ships as floating hospitals amid coronavirus crisis [HAAA-HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!]

    Thailand reports 50 new coronavirus infections for total of 322

    Iran flags 50 new coronavirus cases per hour [!]

    Coronavirus fear now reaches deep into Amazon, too

    COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin
    An analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or otherwise engineered. [though Hal Turner and Dr. Boyle gave "incontrovertible evidence" that it IS!]

    Coronavirus origins: genome analysis suggests two viruses may have combined

    Thousands of scientists are racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus. 41 possibilities are in the works.

    Brazil declares COVID-19 state of emergency as Bolsonaro approval slips

    U.S., Mexico agree to restrict non-essential travel over shared border: Trump

    Spain to treat thousands of coronavirus patients in conference hall as toll tops 1,000

    Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy jumps some 380 in a day -source

    The Real Pandemic Danger Is Social Collapse

    Impact of Corona Virus similar to some earlier peak oil scenarios

    David Stockman says coronavirus is sparking a financial crisis, warns 'Wall Street is toast'

    The upcoming job losses will be unlike anything the US has ever seen

    Coronavirus Sickens US Economy, Could Kill Container Volumes

    Trump Asks States to Hide Unemployment Claim Data
    All that criticism of China for hiding or fudging data... --RF

    Leave the National Guard to the States, Says Top General

    U.S. senators face calls to resign for dumping stock before coronavirus crash

    The Huge Fear: How Do I Pay the Bills? [DON'T!]

    The Federal Reserve is expanding its asset purchases to include municipal bonds

    Coronavirus USA Update: US Death Toll Hits 207; 13,783 Confirmed Cases

    Coronavirus: California estimates 25.5 million residents — 56% of the state — will get virus in next 8 weeks

    Use bandanas, scarves if no masks available: US health authorities [from "masks don't help" to this]

  6. I've been feeling more at unease about this pandemic this past week. No, not about the virus specifically. More about the problem--reaction---solution scenario being played out. I'm feeling more like we are being played. Consider this....

      Funny you should say house feels the same and so do a few others.

    2. Thanks for the video F. Very informative. Highly recommend for all.

  7. Wow, great videos Fran and Mike! i watched David Icke's interview on you-tube explaining how it accomplishes their aim, which is de-population and authoritarianism.

    We're being herded.

    A Covid-19 Supply Chain Shock Born in China Is Going Global

    The world’s supply chains are facing a root-to-branch shutdown unlike any seen in modern peacetime as efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak hit everything from copper mines in Peru to ball bearing makers in Germany’s industrial heartland.In the last few days, a supply chain crisis that began earlier this year with Chinese factories has spread into key industries elsewhere that had weathered the impact until now. The shutdowns are contributing to the growing conviction that the world has slipped into its first recession since the financial crisis more than a decade ago.

    “This is kind of a rolling natural disaster,” said Ethan Harris, head of global economic research at Bank of America. “In terms of the impact on global production, the shutdown outside of China will likely become bigger than the impact from China.”

    The shock to supply chains, Harris said, is deeper and more sprawling than the trade wars of the past two years and likely to be more prolonged than the storms, earthquakes or floods that have been a source of stress for major industries in the past. He expects factory shutdowns will last into May and possibly longer.

    Compounding the blow for companies, the initial supply shock has become interwoven with a demand crisis in Europe, the U.S. and other major economies as workers and consumers are ordered to stay home. [more]