Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Event Update For 2020-03-30


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

2020-03-30 - Person found dead in burning car at 2:30 AM on County Highway K in Springwater (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A person was found dead early Monday morning after a vehicle fire in Waushara County. Authorities responded around 2:30 a.m. to a report of a vehicle fire on County K east of Alpine Road in the town of Springwater, according to the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said the Waushara County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced a person dead at the scene, and authorities are investigating."

2020-03-30 - Forest fire rages in Sichuan (China), 19 killed:

2020-03-30 - Landfill fire breaks out at 4 AM in the Burnside suburb of coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

2020-03-30 - Ambulance bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on road near Victoria (Texas):

2020-03-30 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 13 with 1,031 cases in Missouri, parks may be closed:

Quote: "The new numbers released Monday afternoon by the state show 1,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths and 14,107 patients tested overall in Missouri. The new numbers are an increase of 128 confirmed cases and one additional death from Sunday’s report by the state. The largest concentration of the coronavirus continues to be on the east side of the state with 366 cases in St. Louis County, 91 cases in St. Louis city and 56 cases in St. Charles County."

Quote: "Parson, speaking at his daily COVID-19 media briefing, also said he is discussing closing state parks, following a weekend that saw large gatherings of people in Missouri parks."

2020-03-30 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 102 with 3,032 cases in Georgia:

2020-03-30 - Wuhan coronavirus death toll 12 times more than official figures, locals say:

2020-03-30 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Encounter Bay (Australia):

Note: This is the 356th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame inside bus factory in Elkhart (Indiana):

Note: This is the 112th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-03-30 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the M5 near Taunton (Britain):

2020-03-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 near Troutville (Virginia):

2020-03-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-8 near Wellton (Arizona), separate fatal rollover crash too:

2020-03-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Coachella (California):

2020-03-30 - Tractor bursts into flame in Sigford, Devon (Britain):

2020-03-30 - Tractor bursts into flame near Monkhill (Britain):

2020-03-30 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame in Alkington, Whitchurch (Britain):

Note: These are the 467th, 468th, 469th, 470th, 471st, 472nd and 473rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 130 in coastal Brunswick County (North Carolina):

2020-03-30 - Car bursts into flame on Judie Lane in Lancaster Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-03-30 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame before 7 AM in coastal Geelong (Australia):

2020-03-30 - Car bursts into flame on the M65 near Burnley (Britain):

2020-03-30 - Car bursts into flame at 3:17 AM on Cowley Bridge Road in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2020-03-30 - Car bursts into flame at 3:05 AM at apartments, fire spreads to second car, on Peterson Drive in New Waltham (Britain):

Quote: "Peterson Drive, New Waltham. Mon 30 Mar 2020 03:05 (No: 006319) Car fire which spread to second car and caused smoke logging to first floor flat. One main jet, one BA and PPV fan stage one in use."

2020-03-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 316 in Lawrenceville (Georgia):

2020-03-30 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Keeler Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2020-03-30 - Golf cart bursts into flame while parked inside garage, fire spreads to garage, in Braceville (Canada):

Quote: "No injuries were reported and a golf cart in the garage was the cause of the fire."

2020-03-30 - Car and home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Rampart Street in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2020-03-30 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire at 5:50 AM near West Jacobs Road and North Wood Road in Spokane (Washington):

2020-03-30 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Murrell Road in coastal Viera (Florida):

2020-03-30 - Church destroyed by fire at 5:40 AM on Dallas Street in Pleasantville (Iowa):

2020-03-30 - Home damaged by fire on Harbeson Avenue in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2020-03-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Cottage Street in coastal Branford (Connecticut):

2020-03-30 - Three-family home heavily damaged by fire at 11:15 PM on New York Avenue in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2020-03-30 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Line Avenue in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2020-03-30 - Deadly fire burns home on Bennington Drive in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Deadly fire burns home on Bear Canyon Drive in Manchaca (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Deadly fire burns home on Briar Cliff Lane in Grand Traverse County (Michigan), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Deadly fire burns home in Winterset (Iowa), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Vacant home ignites at midnight, fire spreads to occupied home, both homes destroyed, on Mildred Avenue in Cahokia (Illinois):

2020-03-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 6 AM, fire spreads to two occupied homes, in Follansbee (South Carolina):

2020-03-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Clark Road in Harrison (Tennessee):

2020-03-30 - In 3 separate incidents, person has 'medical incident' and drops dead at 6:20 AM, woman dies in creek, and woman falls down embankment and dies in Diamond Harbor, all in/around coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

Quote: "Police were called to Denton Park, off Main South Rd, in Hornby at 6.20am on Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said it appeared the person had died due to medical event and the circumstances were not suspicious. It is the third body to be discovered in the Canterbury region in 48 hours. Another woman's body was discovered in a creek near Sisson Dr in Northcote about 3pm on Sunday. Her death was not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner. And on Monday, police found a woman's body in Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula, about 7.26pm after she was reported missing just over an hour earlier. It is understood the woman was going for a run with her dog when she slipped and fell down a bank. The dog is still missing. Her death has been referred to the coroner."

2020-03-30 - Man, 47, actor, drops dead in apartment in Van Nuys (California):

2020-03-30 - Teacher, man, 62, has heart attack at school, dies shortly later, in Pleasant View (Utah):

2020-03-30 - Man found dead in submerged car in pond in Potter County (Texas):

2020-03-30 - Person found dead in the Big Black River in Yazoo County (Mississippi):

2020-03-30 - Man, around 20, found dead in the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2020-03-30 - Person found dead in creek at Seab Green Road bridge near Cedartown (Georgia):

2020-03-30 - Man, 36, found dead in creek in Coosa (Georgia):

2020-03-30 - Man, 69, found dead near Wadkins Lane in Oktibbeha County just west of Starkville (Mississippi):

2020-03-30 - Man in his 40s found dead on edge of lagoon near beach at Puckey's Reserve in coastal Wollongong (Australia):

2020-03-30 - Man, 25, dies in dam reservoir in Nashik (India):

2020-03-30 - Woman in her 50s drops dead at home in Ballybofey (Ireland), near the River Finn:

2020-03-30 - Man, 39, has 'medical episode' and dies on Leasowe Road in coastal Wallasey (Britain), 1100 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Emergency services were called to Wallasey Village after a man suffered a 'medical episode' before collapsing on Leasowe Road, Wallasey, while out walking. An air ambulance was sent to Leasowe Road, close to the junction with Ponsenby Road, shortly after midday on Monday. The man is understood to be in a critical condition and was rushed to hospital."

2020-03-30 - Man, 53, found dead in the Kersal Wetlands in Salford (Britain):

2020-03-30 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into guardrail, in Antioch (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Small plane makes emergency landing in parking lot at coastal Huntington State Beach (California):

2020-03-30 - Tanker truck overturns on Greenwell Springs Road in Pride (Louisiana):

2020-03-30 - Tractor trailer crashes into wall, bursts into flame, on I-70 in Hagerstown (Maryland), 1 injured:

2020-03-30 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on I-39 in Rockford (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Tractor trailer overturns on McCords Ferry Road in Columbia (South Carolina):

2020-03-30 - SUV crashes into PetSmart in Sacramento (California), 2 injured:

2020-03-30 - Two cars crash at 2 AM, fire erupts, near Hollywood (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-03-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole and trees, in coastal Blue Hill (Maine), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Route 20 in Bellwood (West Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-03-30 - Landslide derails passenger train, fire erupts, between Jinan City and Guangzhou (China), 1 killed, 127 injured:

2020-03-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Cleveland (Ohio):

2020-03-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit western Kenya:

2020-03-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Syria, 7+ killed:

2020-03-30 - Pastor arrested after holding packed church service in Florida:

2020-03-30 - Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms:

2020-03-30 - Nature takes back the world's empty city streets:

2020-03-30 - Unemployment heads to Great Depression levels:


  1. Good morning (11:30 a.m. - sorry for the late start) Jonny, everyone.

    Finishing up the month, the President is finally on-board with the medical establishment, but now we're finding that many large for-profit hospitals are forcing doctors and nurses to take a pay cut! This system is so broken, i won't be at all surprised when it seizes up.

    Covid-19: Day 93, Apr 1: Total cases 862,890: White House projects up to 240K US deaths: PAY SLASHED FOR DOCS, NURSES FIGHTING VIRUS: 15,000 dead in Iran? UN- worst global crisis since World War II: The great cover-up of China

    Total confirmed cases yesterday 63,000. Total confirmed cases 862,890 with 30,000 in a critical condition. Total deaths, 42,196 with a death rate of 4.89%. https://wuhanviruslive.com/

    PAY SLASHED FOR ER DOCS, NURSES FIGHTING VIRUS: Emergency room doctors and nurses many of whom are dealing with an onslaught of coronavirus patients and shortages of protective equipment — are now finding out that their compensation is getting cut. Propublica

    PRISONERS DIG MASS GRAVES: NEW YORK CITY is offering prisoners at Rikers Island jail $6 per hour — a fortune by prison labour standards — and personal protective equipment if they agree to help dig mass graves on Hart Island, according to sources with knowledge of the offer. Intercept [more]

    Supplies Are Starting To Get Really Tight Nationwide As Food Distribution Systems Break Down. All across America, store shelves are emptying and people are becoming increasingly frustrated because they can’t get their hands on needed supplies. Most Americans are blaming “hoarders” for the current mess, but it is actually much more complicated than that. EOTAD

    REPORT: Nearly 15,000 dead in Iran [more]

    [in JJFH news, how 'bout we start with this 'coincidence']
    'He lived life in full throttle': Seattle aerospace pioneer Joe Clark dies hours after final flight

    Seattle aerospace pioneer Joe Clark took his single-engine GameBird aerobatic airplane for a thrilling ride on Monday morning in sunny Southern California. Later that afternoon, he was dead. [more]

    [no joke]
    Satellite data lays scale of methane leaks bare

    Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is leaking from industry sites at rates equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of France and Germany combined, a new analysis using satellite data shows.

    Using imaging data gathered by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P monitoring mission, the study shows more than 100 "high-volume emission events" worldwide from gas storage and transmission facilities.

    These events alone emitted around 20 million tonnes of methane -- the short-term equivalent to releasing 1.8 billion tonnes of carbon pollution. [more; now with less aerosol masking!]

    Wednesday, 1 April 2020
    Locust plague update: More swarms continue to form in the Horn of Africa; We’re looking at an insect that multiplies 20-fold with each new generation every three months

    More swarms continue to form in the Horn of Africa

    specifically Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia where widespread breeding is in progress and new swarms are starting to form, representing an unprecedented threat to food security

    The situation is under control in the following countries:

    ERITREA. Control operations against hopper and adult groups on the central coast.

    OMAN. Control operations against hopper groups on north coast and interior with new hatching on the coast.

    IRAQ. Control operations continue against mature swarms in the southeast. [more; Pakistan having problems too]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. [2 from Duh magazine]
    Wuhan residents say Chinese government coronavirus numbers don't add up
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/wuhan-residents-chinese-government-coronavirus-195416613.html [ ~ 4.6 min. news piece]

    Wuhan Residents Dismiss Official Coronavirus Death Toll: ‘The Incinerators Have Been Working Around the Clock’

    Wuhan residents are increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Communist Party’s reported coronavirus death count of approximately 2,500 deaths in the city to date, with most people believing the actual number is at least 40,000. [more]

    Fact check: Study projects coronavirus peak, then moves the dates

    The institute estimates the pandemic would peak nationally around mid-April and result in more than 80,000 deaths, a summary of the study said.

    The state-by-state projections were based on a statistical model — essentially a detailed formula that projects the future virus spread based on death rates and other data available to this point.

    And those projections moved a lot after the initial release.

    [from the Never Let A Pandemic Go To Waste playbook]
    Trump Moves Forward On Biggest Environmental Rollback To Date Amid Pandemic Chaos

    The White House released the final version of its rules to roll back Obama-era auto emissions standards, taking a critical step toward completing what would be President Donald Trump’s most substantial environmental change since taking office as the novel coronavirus pandemic rages.

    The rule, called the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule and written by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, would lower fuel economy standards for vehicles sold in the United States from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles per gallon.

    The two-digit change carries 10-digit implications for climate change. Under the new standard, which could be implemented as soon as this spring, the U.S. auto fleet would emit nearly additional 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide over their lifespans on the road than they would under the existing rule. That’s nearly the annual emissions of Japan, the world’s fifth-largest source of planet-heating carbon dioxide. [more]

    [News You Won't See On SOTT]
    Researchers record 1st-ever heat wave in East Antarctica

    This January, East Antarctica — an area that previously seemed to be spared from climate warming — experienced its first recorded heat wave.

    The heat wave was recorded at the Casey Research Station between Jan. 23 and 26, marking the area's highest temperature ever at 48.6 degrees Fahrenheit, while minimum temperatures stayed above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, according to research in Global Change Biology.

    A rarity in Antarctica, heat waves are known as "three consecutive days with both extreme maximum and minimum temperatures," according to the research.

    Meanwhile, Denman Glacier — a large glacier in East Antarctica — appears to be rapidly retreating. Its position above the world's deepest known canyon may be causing it to melt faster than it can recover, according to a letter in Geophysical Research Letters, Live Science reports. [more]

    [3rd part below]

  3. Google Data Centers’ Secret Cost: Billions of Gallons of Water

    [wool the frackers ain't usin' it ..]

    Google considers its water use a proprietary trade secret and bars even public officials from disclosing the company’s consumption. But information has leaked out, sometimes through legal battles with local utilities and conservation groups. In 2019 alone, Google requested, or was granted, more than 2.3 billion gallons of water for data centers in three different states, according to public records posted online and legal filings.

    Clashes over the company’s water use may increase as it chases Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in the booming cloud-computing market. Google has 21 data center locations currently. After pumping $13 billion into offices and data centers in 2019, it plans to spend another $10 billion across the U.S. this year. [more; it may never be completed]

    Russian plane takes off for U.S. with coronavirus help onboard - state TV

    A Russian military transport plane took off from an airfield outside Moscow early on Wednesday and headed for the United States with a load of medical equipment and masks to help Washington fight coronavirus, Russian state TV reported.

    President Vladimir Putin offered Russian help in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump on Monday, when the two leaders discussed how best to respond to the virus.

    The flight, which was organised by the Russian Defence Ministry, is likely to be unpopular with some critics of Trump who have urged him to keep his distance from Putin and who argue that Moscow uses such aid as a geopolitical and propaganda tool to advance its influence, something the Kremlin denies. [more; you'd have to be nuts to refuse help]

    Twister slams Alabama neighborhood during virus quarantine

    An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a dozen homes Tuesday while people were hunkered down inside because of the coronavirus outbreak, as storms caused damage from Mississippi to Georgia. [more]

    [local news here this morning]
    Fatal crash shuts down portion of I-95 northbound in Bucks County
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/three-critically-injured-crash-95-103052489.html [~ 1.5 min. news spot]

    Police said a wrong-way driver caused a multi-vehicle crash that has killed one and critically injured at least two others on I-95 northbound early Wednesday morning. [more]

    Global Air Pollution Has Fallen Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, but Experts Warn It Isn't a Silver Lining

    But environmental science and policy experts warn not to call this a silver lining; any sustainable reduction in emissions and pollution will need to happen in a way that doesn’t totally splinter society. And, moreover, they expect that pollution levels will return when the coronavirus ebbs—and in some cases may come back with a vengeance. [more]

    [and just how, pray tell, will the LACK of pollution "splinter" society, hmmmmmm?]

    [4th section next]

  4. March 2020 ends with a bang as a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattles north of Boise. It comes after 650 foreshocks have rocked the area in the last 2 weeks: Yesterday's quake was the 8th major quake of March and the 30th of 2020 so far.

    March 2020 ends with a bang as a major magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled north of Boise, Idaho last night. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centred 73 miles (118 kilometres) northeast of Meridian, near the rural mountain town of Stanley. According to Reuters, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

    Swarm of 650 earthquakes rattles Utah, Idaho and California

    [next thing ya no Bigfoot will get it]
    Seven National Park Service employees tested positive for coronavirus

    At least seven employees of the National Park Service have tested positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19. During the week of March 22 the superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park said an employee there tested positive for the virus. The park on the Tennessee/North Carolina border was closed to the public on March 24, but many NPS sites remain open but have closed their visitor centers. [more]

    Hundreds of homes destroyed as severe flash floods hit Afghanistan

    Severe flash floods across Afghanistan have resulted in at least 11 fatalities and hundreds of buildings partially or completely damaged, the country's Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

    [more here]
    Flash floods leave 11 dead, homes destroyed in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on 31 March that 11 people had died in flash flooding across the country. Fifteen people were injured, around 288 houses destroyed, 400 damaged, and about 500 hectares of land damaged. [more; power outages too]

    [5th installment coming up]

  5. [eventually they get it right]
    Fauci: Mask-wearing recommendation under 'very serious consideration'

    "The thing that has inhibited that a bit is to make sure that we don't take away the supply of masks from the health care workers who need them," he continued. "But once we get in a situation where we have enough masks, I believe there will be some very serious consideration about more broadening this recommendation of using masks." [more; failure to plan is planning to fail]

    Lightning bolt kills two in Rwanda

    Residents of Nyabihu District on Monday evening discovered bodies of two persons who are suspected to have been struck by lightning during the weekend heavy downpour.

    The bodies were found in a cow barn where the victims had sought shelter during the downpour.

    The executive secretary of Basumba Cell, Justin Gashegu said that the incident took place over the weekend, however, noting that the bodies were not found on time due to the lockdown that the country is currently observing amid coronavirus pandemic. [more]

    Ongoing drought in Brazil, Argentina threatens crucial crop harvests

    "Rainfall averaged below normal across much of southern Brazil, including [the states of] Rio Grande Do Sul, Santa Catarina, for the month of March, and in many instances the entire summer season," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls.

    All of the above cities saw 35 percent or less of their normal rainfall for the month, which has proven significant for growing areas of corn and soybeans.

    "The resulting drought from the lack of rainfall across these crop-heavy regions, in addition to bouts of heat, have stressed corn and soybean crops and has led to a reduction in crop yields," added Nicholls.

    Argus reported in mid-March that Rio Grande do Sul lowered the estimates for their soybean and corn harvest for the second time in less than two weeks. [more]

    Environmental disasters across world in March 2020
    https://www.sott.net/article/431715-Environmental-disasters-across-world-in-March-2020 [see timeline]

    Large waterspout filmed in Alabama as storms rip through southeastern states

    A large waterspout was reported in Mobile Bay, Alabama, on March 31 as severe storms moved across the state.[more; video]

    Rare tornado touches down near Richland, Washington

    A small tornado appeared to touch down near north Richland on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

    There were no reports of any injuries or damage from the tornado.

    Tornadoes are rare in Washington state, including around the Mid-Columbia. [more]

    US average sleep time drops, increasing health risk
    https://www.sott.net/article/431665-US-average-sleep-time-drops-increasing-health-risk [1 min. video]

    A recently released survey from Mattress Firm revealed some disturbing facts about sleep patterns in America, as shown in this short video. This is important since the effects of sleep deprivation can range from mild to devastating. [more]

    [this must be an old report, before the virus lock down]

  6. [some April Fools Day headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, April 1, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Pandemic Pandemonium: The Tides of Globalization and Financialization Reverse
    The shift into reverse was preordained, so the coronavirus is just accelerating the inevitable. -- RF

    Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

    Stay at home ... unless you're homeless (Australia)

    Government faces fiscal reckoning as taxes collapse and spending soars (Australia)

    Australia's AAA rating under a cloud as debt, deficit blow out

    Global M&A dwindles as coronavirus batters world's economies

    World Bank forecasts growth to drastically slow amid pandemic

    Analysis: Gold Price Should Be $8,900 (5x Higher) And Here Is Why

    Coronavirus Sparks a Global Gold Rush

    "There Are Basically No Sales": U.S. Auto Industry Enters Total Collapse As A Result Of Nationwide Lockdown

    Estimates About the Collapse of Share Buybacks Emerge
    "The leveraged share buyback game has ended, which also means an end to the phony earnings growth."

    The Air Force's KC-46 tanker has another serious technical deficiency, and Boeing is stuck paying for it

    Coronavirus Is Rising Around US Military, Defense Infrastructure, Analysis Shows
    The Govini assessment indicates that COVID-19 is about to hit military bases and manufacturing hubs in the southern and western United States.

    COVID-19 spread on USS Roosevelt is 'ongoing and accelerating'

    US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief
    IMF Conditions Emergency COVID-19 Loan to Venezuela on Regime Change
    The IMF refused a COVID–19 emergency loan to Venezuela unless it agreed to overthrow President Maduro and installs the Washington-backed Juan Guaidó.

    Trump's Narcoterrorism Indictment of Maduro Already Backfires

    Biden's Foreign Policy Team Hints at War with China, Conflict with Russia [and how about his VP list?]

    Instacart, Amazon workers strike as labor unrest grows during coronavirus crisis

    Italy sets aside €400m for food vouchers as social unrest mounts

    Pandemic-Related Unemployment and Shutdowns Are a Recipe for Social Unrest [no....really?]

    The Inevitable Collapse Of Global Oil Production

    Global oil demand could fall around a third next month - Trafigura

    Shale gas is only good for plastics, not transportation fuels

    [2nd half next]

  7. Ecuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads

    Australia's coronavirus infection rate shows sustained slowdown

    US and China set aside coronavirus differences and pledge to work together [about time]

    Mexico declares health emergency as coronavirus death toll rises

    Is 6 feet enough for social distancing? An MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet.

    Coronavirus: Fearing 'humanitarian disaster' US Senators call for renewed US aid to Palestine

    Iran virus cases top 40,000

    U.S. massively expanding hospitals as coronavirus death toll surpasses China's

    U.S. Virus Cases Are Off The Scale - But Its People Can Build A Movement From This

    Suspending the Constitution: Police State Uses Crises to Expand Its Lockdown Powers

    China manufacturing economy bounces back strongly after lockdown
    Strong recovery comes amid fears of a second economic hit, with demand set to collapse in export markets under coronavirus lockdown

    From bartering to begging for relief, struggling Americans confront April rent

    How Will COVID-19 Impact US Manufacturing? First Indications Are Ugly. Exacerbated by Underlying Conditions

    US consumer confidence sinks as virus begins having impact

    World's busiest border falls quiet with millions of Mexicans barred from U.S.

    U.S. urges Americans abroad to make plans to return home while they still can

    Coronavirus expected to cripple US auto sales; companies push 0% financing, online buying

    Post-Lockdown New Normal: Many Brick & Mortar Stores Will Not Reopen, CMBS will Default, Mess to Ensue

    Texas business activity falls off the coronavirus cliff

    Hospitals Firing Doctors Who Talk To The Press

    New Mexico's governor warns tribal nations could be 'wiped out' by coronavirus

    'It's just impossible': tracing contacts takes backseat as virus spreads

    N.Y. coronavirus cases pass 75,000; firefighter among dead in N.J.

  8. As The U.S. Economy Collapses, Authorities Warn That The Unthinkable May Soon Become Reality

    With each passing day, it seems like the forecasts for the rest of 2020 are just getting worse. Initially, most of the “economic experts” on television were warning that the coronavirus pandemic may push our country into a recession, but now we are being warned that we could soon see economic numbers that we haven’t seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. And initially we were told that the death toll in the United States would probably not be that high, but now that the death toll has already surpassed the number of Americans that died on 9/11 the message has changed. At this point, our national officials are warning us that up to 240,000 Americans could die “by the end of the year”…

    Meanwhile, the U.S. economy continues to collapse at a speed that is absolutely breathtaking. [more]