Friday, April 3, 2020

Event Update For 2020-04-02

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

2020-04-02 - Rare ozone hole opens over the Arctic, likely the largest in history:

Quote: "The depletion of the ozone layer in the Arctic has only been recorded twice-- in 1997 and 2011. 'There are some indications that it might be worse than in 2011,' said Gloria Manney, an atmospheric scientist with NorthWest Research Associates."

Note: So this had never happened before 1997, then it happened again 14 years later and now again, 9 years later after the second occurrence. That's a small sample size, but ozone depletion events in the Arctic appear to be increasing in frequency. That timeframe also coincides with the rise of methane in the atmosphere, especially in the Arctic. Methane reacts with ozone to form H2O and CO2. The depletion of ozone will speed up ice melt and permafrost melt as more solar radiation hits the ground, which will increase the amount of methane entering the atmosphere, which will decrease the amount of ozone in the atmosphere, and so on and so on...

2020-04-02 - The next pandemic could arise from melting permafrost as the Arctic continues warming:

2020-04-02 - Landfill hit by fire, maintenance facility and heavy equipment destroyed, in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

Quote: "Chief Michael Barakey said arriving crews found heavy fire showing through the roof of the operations building, which includes administrative offices and a maintenance facility. Heavy equipment located within the maintenance facility were also fully engulfed in flames."

2020-04-02 - UK looking for cold storage warehouses to store corpses:

Quote: "The U.K. government has begun a search for cold-storage warehouses to handle a possible overflow of dead bodies from the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the situation."

2020-04-02 - US Navy relieves aircraft carrier captain of duty for sounding alarm over COVID-19 spread on the USS Theodore Roosevelt:

Note: He was relieved of command because he made someone higher up than him look bad...

2020-04-02 - Coronavirus may pose an extra danger along coasts:

Quote: "Kim Prather—an atmospheric scientist who specializes in viruses and bacteria that discharge from the ocean—has said people should refrain from surfing, swimming, walking, or biking along the coast, TMZ reports. She explained that the virus could enter the water and spray back into the air. 'Surfers are saying that they’re safe if they stay 6 feet away from other people, but that’s only true if the air isn’t moving,' Prather told The San Diego Union-Tribune. 'Most of the time, there’s wind or a breeze at the coast. Tiny drops of virus can float in the air and get blown around.'"

Note: Even if that's not true, there are other dangers on coasts that can leave you dead...

2020-04-02 - Another 6.6 million people file for unemployment in the US after 3.3 million people did so the week before:

Quote: "The last three weeks have marked one of the most devastating periods in history for the American job market, as first-time claims for unemployment benefits have surged more than 3,000% since early March. Businesses continue to lay off and furlough workers amid the coronavirus outbreak. 6.6 million US workers filed for their first week of unemployment benefits in the week ending March 28, according to the Department of Labor — a new historic high."

Note: The total for the past two weeks is 9,955,000 people filing for unemployment, so just shy of 10 million people. The US has never seen so many people lose so many jobs so quickly, not even in the Great Depression...

2020-04-02 - Lightning strike kills 20 people in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo):

2020-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Hubbard’s Truck World in Hubbard (Ohio):

2020-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the 60 Freeway in the City of Industry (California):

2020-04-02 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire in LeBoeuf Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "We're told there was also a tractor inside the barn."

Note: These are the 479th, 480th and 481st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-04-02 - RV and shed destroyed by fire at home on Sorcerer’s Court in Killeen (Texas):

Note: This is the 90th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-04-02 - SUV bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked at home near Avery Avenue and Driscoll Avenue in Syracuse (New York):

2020-04-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to RV trailer, two vehicles and home, on St. Mary Street in Scott (Louisiana):

Quote: "Investigators say the fire started in the cab of the truck and then spread quickly to the travel trailer. Two other vehicles and a manufactured home received fire damage."

2020-04-02 - Car bursts into flame at 2:40 AM while parked at home on Chandler Drive in Morrisville (Pennsylvania):

2020-04-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center on Bardonia Road in Bardonia (New York):

2020-04-02 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Emsworth (Pennsylvania), near the Ohio River:

2020-04-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A414 near St Albans (Britain):

2020-04-02 - Car bursts into flame at 11:25 PM on the A49 in Warrington (Britain):

2020-04-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Don Holt Bridge over the Cooper River in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2020-04-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on Christa McAuliffe Street in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-04-02 - RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home on Avenue E in Kearney (Nebraska):

2020-04-02 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Colesville (New York):

2020-04-02 - Commercial building destroyed by fire, fire spreads to two apartment buildings, on Philadelphia Avenue in Northern Cambria (Pennsylvania):

2020-04-02 - Church destroyed by fire in Zabcikville (Texas):

2020-04-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM on Mitchell Circle in Carrollton (Georgia), 2 injured:

2020-04-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Boyer Drive in Salem Woods (Delaware):

2020-04-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Stevens Avenue in coastal Portland (Maine), dog killed, nobody there:

2020-04-02 - Home under construction destroyed by fire at 6 AM, two adjacent homes damaged, on La Madre Way in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-04-02 - Home destroyed by fire at 11 PM near 83rd Avenue and Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria (Arizona):

2020-04-02 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM on Newton Avenue North in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2020-04-02 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 12:15 AM on Chaffee Road in Des Moines (Iowa):

2020-04-02 - Deadly fire burns mobile home just after 4 AM on Dennison Drive in Claremont (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

2020-04-02 - Deadly fire burns home on Pawnee Way in New Haven (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-04-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:30 AM in Northfield (Vermont), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-04-02 - Deadly fire burns home on Michaels Street in Hollister (Missouri), 1 killed:

2020-04-02 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on North 53rd Street in Washington Park (Illinois):

2020-04-02 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Topeka (Kansas):

2020-04-02 - Vacant commercial building burns in Kansas City (Missouri):

2020-04-02 - Man and boy, 21 and 12, die in rivulet in Chantaru (India):

2020-04-02 - Man, 62, drops dead on subway train in coastal Queens (New York):

2020-04-02 - Man, 43, found dead in ravine in Ashland (Wisconsin):

2020-04-02 - Woman, 62, found dead in the Allegheny River near 8th Street and Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-04-02 - Person found dead near Lake Underhill Road in Orange County (Florida):

2020-04-02 - Man, 62, drops dead near beer store in Keswick (Canada):

Quote: "The man is believed to be a 62-year-old who possibly experienced a 'medical event', Bell said."

2020-04-02 - Man found dead in coastal Campbell River (Canada):

2020-04-02 - Man, around 50, found dead on footpath in coastal Mumbai (India):

2020-04-02 - Woman, 44, found dead in the River Clyde near River Road in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-04-02 - Woman, 52, found dead in the water near Cherry Cobb Sands Road in coastal Sunk Island (Britain):

2020-04-02 - Small plane lands at airport, skids off runway, in Wheeling (Illinois):

2020-04-02 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-80 in Fernley (Nevada):

2020-04-02 - SUV veers off road, crashes into Cherry Creek, in Denver (Colorado), 1 injured:

2020-04-02 - SUV veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Richland (Washington):

2020-04-02 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on at 6:39 AM on Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley (California), 1 injured:

2020-04-02 - Car veers off road, crashes into building, bursts into flame, in Cleveland (Ohio), 1 killed:

2020-04-02 - Car overturns, hits tree, on Dunk Hill Road in Franklin (New York), 1 injured:

2020-04-02 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Naples (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-04-02 - Car veers off road at 12:30 AM, crashes into tree, on Orchard Road in Montgomery (Illinois), 2 killed:

2020-04-02 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures several people in Odessa (Texas):

2020-04-02 - Man, 37, has seizure and falls into the Merrimack River, gets rescued then enters river again, in Manchester (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Rescuers are still searching for the body of a homeless man who went into the water Thursday night after suffering a seizure, officials said. Friends retrieved the 37-year-old man when he first went into the water. But later he walked into the water and started swimming from shore, said Manchester Fire District Chief Andre Parent."

2020-04-02 - Volcano Piton de la Fournaise erupts on the island of Reunion (France):

2020-04-02 - Heavy rain and flooding, the most rain in 30 years, hit Castellón (Spain):

2020-04-02 - Oil and gas companies spent millions selling plastic recycling in order to sell more plastic, most of which can't be recycled:


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone. Happy sleep-in Saturday.

    So many people have lost their jobs over the past 3 weeks that a DEPRESSION is now looming before us. Martenson explains it in detail (some of it infuriating, as he explains how corporate America gets "made whole" no matter how many bad business decisions or bad bets they make on Wall Street, while all of the rest of us get left to our own devices). They're going to find out, those days are over.

    Is The Coronavirus Causing The Great Depression 2.0? [~ 44.5 min. Martenson video]

    Saturday, 4 April 2020
    Covid-19: Day 96, Apr 4: 60,000 dead: Confirmed cases 1,102,555: US accused of ‘piracy’ over mask ‘confiscation’: Cases in U.S. top 250,000: PANDEMIC ALTERS WORLD ORDER: 1.9 MILLION Brits could have Covid-19: Civil unrest looming

    Confirmed cases yesterday, more than 80,000. Total confirmed cases 1,102,555 with almost 30,000 of them in a critical condition. Almost 60,000 people have died at a rate of 5.36%, the highest rate to date.

    Government slams 'baseless' conspiracy theory [no, it's the TRUTH] that 5G is linked to coronavirus The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said there was 'no credible evidence' linking 5G with the coronavirus outbreak after 'arsonists' set fire to a telecommunications tower in Birmingham. Daily Mirror [no evidence because they aren't looking or checking]

    Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation’s medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable. AP [so typical of govt. help - worse than useless]

    Researchers warn the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health As governments race to stem the spread of coronavirus through an unprecedented closing of schools, businesses and travel, some specialists fear the long term public health impacts of a depressed economy and a shuttered society. Reuters [more]

    End Times: Why The Current Pandemic Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg [a bit dogmatic]

    SARS escaped Beijing lab in 2004
    Conspiracy theory, eh?
    SARS escaped Beijing lab twice [reprint of 2004 article]

    NASA: 5 asteroids including 2 city-killer NEOs approaching Earth this weekend

    [all are large and moving very fast, but way far off]

    Carbon dioxide levels are not coming down

    Carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels show no signs of coming down following the COVID-19 lockdowns.

    Record high CO₂ levels were reached at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, earlier this year and the rise appears to continue.
    The image shows average daily levels up to early April, 2020. The highest annual CO₂ levels are typically reached in May, so it may take another month or so before the seasonal peak is reached. [more]

    [2nd piece below]

  2. Coronavirus update - 3 April, 2020 [Zero Hedge]

    US Suffers Biggest Jump In New Cases, Deaths As Governors Battle For Ventilators: Live Updates

    US nonfarm payrolls was an unmitigated disaster
    CDC recommends Americans wear facemasks in public
    Russia reports drop in cases after extending quarantine
    NY COVID-19 cases top 100k
    Bolsonaro urges country to "go back to work" as Brazil's governors say opposite
    McConnell affirms 4th coronavirus bill in the works
    Brazil says first COVID-19 case and death in South American happened 1 month earlier
    Beijing says more than half of foreign diplomats identified as close contacts of COVID-19 patients
    NJ reports jump in new cases, deaths
    Number of recovered patients tops 250k globally
    US reports biggest one-day jump in deaths, cases
    Japan sees resurgence of cases continue
    Navy hospital ship in NY only treating 20 patients
    White House plans to pay for coronavirus care
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin tests positive
    Netherlands reports another 148 deaths
    UK reports biggest daily jump in deaths
    Thousands of small business owners excluded from 'Paycheck Protection Program'
    Spain, Germany report encouraging deceleration in new cases
    Singapore launches strict 14-day lockdown to fight virus resurgence
    Trump slams 3M on twitter
    400M in loans doled out
    Bank of America becomes first big bank to issue loans via the plan
    Mnuchin confirms 'Paycheck Protection Plan' is a go
    Tokyo mayor warns about resurgence of cases on CNN

    * * *
    Update (1920ET): Johns Hopkins University just updated its database of COVID-19 infections...and the death toll in the US has climbed north of 7k after US states reported 1,314 new deaths on Friday, the biggest one-day jump in the US since the outbreak began. The CDC also confirmed 31,160 new cases, the biggest one-day jump in cases, bringing the US total to 276,037.

    If you squint really almost looks like the curve is flattening out...[more]

    TruNews on the coronavirus

    War Fever in Quarantine: Coronavirus Spreads in US and Israeli Militaries [~ 102 min. podcast]

    Corona Craziness: Engineer Attempted to Drive Train Into USNS Mercy Ship [~ 96 min. podcast]

    Coronavirus reports [4 videos]

    CoronaVirus Is Extremely Lethal [14.75 min.]

    Emergency alert in NYC by Dr. Paul Cottrell [~ 2 min.]

    Audio from the English underground [~ 80.25 min. podcast]
    Videos of outbreak from Italy [~ 5.5 min.]

    [3rd part coming up]

  3. More on the source of the novel coronavirus

    "I Found The Source Of COVID-19..." [incl. ~ 10 min. video]

    he was able to follow breadcrumbs - as begun by our inquisition about the roles that certain individuals played in Wuhan - to discover the "very suspicious" fact that the Wuhan Bio lab had a job opening from November 18, 2019, asking for scientists to come and research the relationship between the coronavirus and bats.

    However, after ZeroHedge was permanently suspended from Twitter for daring to suggest anything but the official narrative handed down, laowhy86 notes that another job opening appeared on December 24th (remember this is before any news broke of the virus publicly), which basically says 'we've discovered a new and terrible virus and would like to recruit people to come deal with it'...

    So, he decided to dig a little bit more into the staff... and that's where it gets interesting... as he discovers silenced scientists, disappeared doctors, and constant propaganda...

    "Despite the CCP's all-powerful ability to hide everything it can, the truth usually finds its way out - the Chinese government should cover their tracks better next time if they're going to blame this on Italy or the US or whatever is convenient to your narrative."
    "...the CCP's incompetence and its understanding of the danger of the virus on a pure scientific level - and then going on to silence those who wanted to warn the public... and letting the virus spread for months... is the reason the Chinese government must be held accountable!" [more]

    Coronavirus has signs of being man-made - Czech Geneticist

    The well-known Czech molecular geneticist and virologist Sonia Pekova says that one cannot exclude the possibility that the coronavirus that caused the global pandemic was created artificially.

    "I believe that this cannot be ruled out. It behaves very unusual. There are a finite number of viruses that infect humans in the world. We can usually guess by the symptoms of the disease which virus causes it. Of course, not 100%, but we can say: if the symptoms look like this, then this is most likely some kind of flu virus, when diarrhea is another type of virus, when a rash is one where we are looking for herpes viruses.

    Therefore, when we know that the disease is caused by a coronavirus, it will have a certain course. But this coronavirus has a completely different picture, it's like a new type of disease," she said. [more]

    [3rd section follows]

  4. Two Cyclones Developing in the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Storm Irondro will bring more rain to locust infected Horn of Africa: Tropical Storm Harold eyes Vinuatu

    Tropical Cyclone "Harold" leaves 28 missing in Solomon Islands, set to make landfall over Vanuatu

    Tropical Cyclone "Harold" remains active over the Solomon Sea after it made landfall over the San Cristobal Island on April 2, 2020. Following this, about 28 people aboard a ferry went missing due to rough seas. Harold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific tropical cyclone season.

    As of 13:00 UTC on Friday, April 3 (00:00 LT on April 4), the storm was located about 390 km (242 miles) west of Torres and 450 km (280 miles) west-northwest of Santo. The storm was moving in a southeasterly direction at 19 km/h (12 mph), with winds near the center estimated at 74 km/h (45 mph). It is expected to track directly to Vanuatu by Monday, April 6. [more]

    Coronavirus scare will wipe out more than $4 Trillion from global economy - Asian Development Bank

    [the little people are expendable]
    Some people may not get stimulus checks until August

    The document from the House Ways and Means Committee says the IRS will make about 60 million payments to Americans through direct deposit in mid-April, likely the week of April 13. The IRS has direct deposit information for these individuals from their 2018 or 2019 tax returns.

    Then, starting the week of May 4, the IRS will begin issuing paper checks to individuals, the memo says. The paper checks will be issued at a rate of about 5 million per week, which means it could take up to 20 weeks to get all the checks out. That timeline would delay some checks until the week of Aug. 17.

    "This money does people no good if it shows up in four months," he added. [more; worse than useless]

    SpaceX loses third Starship prototype in cryogenic ground test

    A prototype for SpaceX's Starship space vehicle collapsed during pressure testing early Friday at the company's facility in South Texas — the program's third failure during such testing since November — but assembly of a new version is already underway. [more]

    On Baffin Island in the Fragile Canadian Arctic, an Iron Ore Mine Spews Black Carbon

    Iraq On The Brink Of Civil War As Oil Revenues Evaporate

    [5th part next]

  5. This Man Makes The World's Best Face Masks. And Right Now, They're Like Gold Dust [incl. ~ 13.75 min. do-it-yourself video]

    The masks, which range in price from £9.95 for the N95 Basic to £24.95 for the the N99 Churchill Pro – a Metal Gear Solid-looking all-black affair – are sold out until June. [more]

    Lava Slides Into the Sea After Mount Stromboli Erupts

    Lava and ash could be seen flowing from Italy’s Mount Stromboli on March 31 after the volcano in the Tyrrhenian Sea erupted. [more; incl. ~ 3 min. video]

    Coronavirus: How South Korea is successfully tackling COVID-19 without shutting down the country

    [Sweden tried the relaxed approach, now they're in trouble]

    “Then again, it was not that late because they traced all these patients who got positive tests: where they visited and who they met. If they had visited supermarkets, shops or libraries, they closed those venues for two weeks and sanitised them.

    “Also, they investigated all those people they had contacted and they had the same testing procedure.

    “In the beginning, that was easier because more than 60% of the patients came out of a religious sect. It was much easier to get the data. When cases spread to other regions, again they were related those churchgoers.” [more]

    NRA Sues New York State Governor Over Closure of Gun Stores

    [next up: alcoholics sue to re-open liquor stores]

    The National Rifle Association sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for closing gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the restriction is unconstitutional and leaves citizens defenseless while prisoners are being released early as a result of the crisis. [more]

    [wear some kind of mask!]
    How Long Does Coronavirus Live In The Air? Here's What We Know. [~ 4 min. lead-in video]

    Part of the reason the coronavirus is so frightening is its invisibility. We can’t see where it lingers and have no idea if we’re coming into contact with it. Sure, we’re social distancing (if you’re not, you better start) but can we still encounter the virus in the air at the grocery store or outside?

    We don’t yet have an in-depth understanding of the novel coronavirus, including how it’s transmitted through the air. But a recent preliminary study published in the New England Journal of Medicine gives us some clues.

    Researchers examined how long the coronavirus lasted on surfaces like steel and plastic (up to three days ― yikes). They also looked at how long the virus stayed in the air in the form of an “aerosolized particle.”

    Aerosolized particles are essentially microscopic, and they’re formed when fluids containing the virus are expelled from a person and cling to dust or moisture in the air and hang there. The researchers found that airborne coronavirus particles stayed floating for up to three hours before falling and clinging to a new surface. [more]

  6. [some Sat. morning headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, April 4, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Emerging markets will be 'cut to their knees' by pandemic, ex-IMF chief economist says

    Coronavirus pandemic crashes prices of commodities

    Coronavirus: India's bailout may not be enough to save economy

    IEA: Oil Price Collapse Could Leave 50 Million Jobless

    Global Silver Supply Collapse On Its Way: Mexico mining suspension to hit silver supply

    Gold dealers report big shortages of coins and smaller bars

    Services Sector Falls off Cliff: First Data Points from the Eurozone where Lockdowns Started Earlier

    Coronavirus economic updates: US cuts 701K jobs in March, unemployment rate jumps to 4.4% [pffff, more like ~ 40%]

    The Largest Rig Count Collapse In 5 Years

    Battery Metals Take A Hit As China's EV Boom Grinds To A Halt

    India's Air Pollution Plummets in COVID-19 Lockdown

    The Science Says #MaskUp - A Look At Two New Virus Studies

    Ecuador builds 'special camp' for coronavirus victims as bodies lie in homes

    Bodies left in streets as COVID-19 overwhelms Ecuador

    Australia says true coronavirus infections could be as high as 10 million cases

    World may lack sufficient supply of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19, experts argue

    Bolsonaro is leading Brazil to coronavirus catastrophe
    [just like Trump!]

    WHO says 'more and more' young people are dying from the coronavirus

    COVID-19: Haiti on Precipice as Virus and US-Imposed Leadership Take Their Toll

    Coronavirus: World Health Organisation reverses course, now supports wearing face masks in public [now that over a million are infected]

    Infographic: The Status Of Global COVID-19 Border Closures

    World risks 'sleepwalking into surveillance' with coronavirus controls

    Brazil's Ex-President on Venezuela: Maduro is Democratic, Guaidó Should Be in Prison, US Blockade Kills Civilians

    Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading

    China's unemployment crisis mounts, but nobody knows true number of jobless

    'Really overwhelmed': Americans are facing mounting issues filing for unemployment during COVID-19 crisis

    Disney furloughs to start April 19 amid coronavirus pandemic; droves of workers affected

    $1.5 Trillion Helicopter Money for Wall Street in 3 Weeks of Fed Bailouts

    Goldman Sachs Buys 2 Luxury Private Jets As Main Street On Verge Of Collapse

    Russian ventilators sent to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions: Russia newspaper [theirs work!]

    Vehicle Sales Plunge by 5.5 Million Units, Most Since 1987

    This hard truth about the mortgage markets isn't being told

    Why U.S. Housing Bubble 2.0 Is About To Burst

    Manhattan real estate sales ground to a halt in March. Prices could plunge next

    Neiman Marcus Puts Possible Bankruptcy On The Table

    'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

    Competition among state, local governments creates bidding war for medical equipment

    Pentagon asked to provide 85 refrigerated trucks, 100K body bags for coronavirus response

    Coronavirus: Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Americans shouldn't assume hydroxychloroquine is a 'knockout drug'

    Shocking Footage Inside NYC Hospital Reveals Outbreak 'War Zone' As Patients Pour In

  7. Here's the face mask that I got (before they sold out):

    Seemed pretty fitting for the times. A Skully-and-Molder-approved face mask! What if doctors in hospitals end up having to use those? 'I'm sorry, ma'am, I have some bad news...'

  8. Oh man - Halloween stuff! Be fitting for the upcoming Mad Max world we're drifting into.

  9. Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, warns government task force

    The nation could begin to see food shortages for some products if the people working on the supply chain lack personal protective equipment, warns an internal Trump administration document obtained by Yahoo News.

    Empty supermarket shelves have become one of the most jarring images of the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened 270,000 Americans and killed 7,000. But so far, there have been no food shortages, despite 90 percent of the American population being under state-enforced lockdown orders. [more]

    Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world

    On Friday Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. coronavirus response coordinator, praised California and Washington state for their social distancing efforts, claiming that they may have already slowed the spread of the virus and should serve as models for the rest of the nation. [more; ]

    Sex workers stranded in Germany as coronavirus shuts brothels

    Thousands of foreign prostitutes working in Germany have been made homeless after brothels closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and borders snapped shut, making it difficult for them to return home.

    Authorities in the country, where prostitution has been legal for almost two decades, shut brothels last month along with other non-essential businesses like restaurants and nightclubs. [more; unessential for who?]

    Earthquake Swarm Continues in Idaho With More Than 170 Tremors Since The M6.5 Quake On March 31 – M7.5 Big One Possible Along Sawtooth Fault

    While Tuesday’s Stanley earthquake (M6.5) appeared to be on an unmapped strike-slip fault, its epicenter was just about 16 km north-northeast of the Sawtooth Fault.

    And as visible on the map below, all earthquakes in the swarm have epicenters near or along this same Sawtooth Fault (in red). [more]

    Sea Turns Red As Thousands Of Jellyfish Swarm The Waters Of Southern Philippines

    Sheldon Ray Boko, Ph.D. in marine biology at the University of Griffith, shared a mesmerizing video with thousands of pink or tomato jellyfish (Crambione cf. Mastigophora) that flooded the coastal area near one of the northern beaches on the Philippine island of Palawan. [more]

    Extratropical cyclone hits Brazil coast! High winds and flooding in Santa Catarina & Rio Grande [~ 10 min. video]