Monday, April 6, 2020

Event Update For 2020-04-05

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

2020-04-05 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 11:35 PM and kills man while parked at home on Georgia Street in Merrillville (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Jason Morris, 37, of Merrillville, was found dead inside the RV parked in the driveway after fighters doused the flames, according to fire officials and the Lake County coroner's office."

2020-04-05 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Kiev (Ukraine):

2020-04-05 - Plastic recycling center erupts in flame near Saltburn (Britain):

2020-04-05 - Recycling warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Melton (Britain):

2020-04-05 - Wildfire breaks out near Chernobyl (Ukraine), radiation spikes:

2020-04-05 - Interactive map of coronavirus cases in the US, updated every 10 minutes:

2020-04-05 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 4,159 with 122,031 cases in New York:

2020-04-05 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 221 with 12,350 cases in Florida:

2020-04-05 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 189 with 5,675 cases in Connecticut:

2020-04-05 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 75 with 2,267 cases in Wisconsin:

2020-04-05 - First COVID-19 case confirmed among indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon:

2020-04-05 - Tiger infected with coronavirus at zoo in the Bronx (New York):

Quote: "A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday."

2020-04-05 - Coal mine rocked by methane explosion in Cundinamarca (Colombia), 11+ killed:

2020-04-05 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Note: This is the 363rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-04-05 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-495 in Kensington (Maryland):

Note: This is the 18th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-04-05 - Two semi tractors destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked in storage lot in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Two 18-wheeler trucks burned almost to the ground while parked at a storage lot in Houston early Sunday morning."

2020-04-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-17 near Camp Verde (Arizona):

2020-04-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Barrie (Canada):

Note: These are the 489th, 490th, 491st, 492nd and 493rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-04-05 - Forklift truck bursts into flame, fire spreads to hay, near Pickering (Britain):

2020-04-05 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on 25th Avenue in Lewiston (Idaho), nobody there:

2020-04-05 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 36 near Carlotta (California):

2020-04-05 - RV bursts into flame on Ross Road in West Kelowna (Canada), nobody there:

Note: These are the 91st, 92nd and 93rd RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-04-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Valley Drive in Waldorf (Maryland):

2020-04-05 - Car bursts into flame near Big Woods Road and Jacobs Pillar Road near Smithville (Tennessee):

2020-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on Lansdowne Square in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2020-04-05 - Car bursts into flame on Trinity View Road in Tidworth (Britain):

2020-04-05 - Segway bursts into flame at 11 PM inside home, fire spreads to home, on Avenue Street in Halliwell (Britain):

2020-04-05 - RV trailer and machine shed go up in flames on Taylor Avenue near Vincent (Iowa):

2020-04-05 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire on Stetson Street in Tecumseh (Michigan):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived at the scene, Long said, the house’s two-car garage had heavy flames and the fire had already spread to the house’s attic. Two cars inside the garage were completely destroyed."

2020-04-05 - Barn destroyed by fire in Kirkland (Illinois):

2020-04-05 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Barberry Street in Montgomery (Alabama):

2020-04-05 - Home damaged by fire before 6:40 AM on Argonne Avenue in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2020-04-05 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Federal Road in the Town of Erin (New York):

2020-04-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Pine Street in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2020-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Corryton (Tennessee), nobody there:

2020-04-05 - Home destroyed by fire on the shore of Lake Placid (New York):

Quote: "The only pieces of the structure left standing were the chimney and the concrete pillars on which the waterfront house had sat."

2020-04-05 - Three homes go up in flames on Summer Street in Passaic (New Jersey):

2020-04-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Brooktondale Road in Brooktondale (New York):

2020-04-05 - Deadly fire burns home on Howells Ferry Road in Semmes (Alabama), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-04-05 - Vacant home burns on Rich Avenue in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2020-04-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Manzanita Drive in coastal San Diego (California):

2020-04-05 - Vacant commercial building burns at 3:20 AM in Middletown (Connecticut):

2020-04-05 - At least 20 seals wash ashore dead on beach in coastal Englishtown (Canada):

Quote: "Jans Ellefsen, originally of Glace Bay and now of Halifax, was walking by the Fisherman’s Wharf near the Englishtown ferry on April 4 when he noticed a couple of dead seals on the beach. As Ellefsen continued to walk, he continued to find more. 'It was shocking at first,' he said. 'I wondered how much further long this beach am I going to continue to see these seals? I just continued to follow the beach line and found 20 plus along there.' The seals ended up appearing to be confined along about a 500 to 1,000-foot stretch and in different stages of decay. 'Their bodies looked perfectly fine, there didn’t seem to be any signs of trauma,' he said."

2020-04-05 - Man, 37, dies after being pulled from submerged car in the Delaware River in Bristol Borough (Pennsylvania):

2020-04-05 - Man found dead in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland (Ohio):

2020-04-05 - Man found dead on the banks of the Olentangy River in Delaware (Ohio):

2020-04-05 - Man, 31, found dead in submerged car in canal near West Liberty Road in Gridley (California):

2020-04-05 - Soldier, man, 20, found dead in barracks at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson (Alaska):

2020-04-05 - Man, 72, goes fishing and dies in lake in coastal North Port (Florida):

2020-04-05 - Man, 23, found dead in Indian Boundary Lake in Tellico Plains (Tennessee):

2020-04-05 - Man, 41, found dead at jail in York County (South Carolina):

2020-04-05 - Boy, 11, dies after being pulled from river in Dingle (Philippine Islands):

2020-04-05 - Man slumps over dead in truck on Marine Parade in coastal Sheerness (Britain), 100 feet from the ocean:

2020-04-05 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes onto curb, on West 75th Street in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to police, a vehicle was traveling south on Frontage Road when it struck a curb and came to rest on West 75th Street. The driver was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police believe a medical emergency caused the incident."

2020-04-05 - Tractor trailer crashes at 2:38 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-295 near Wilmington (Delaware):

2020-04-05 - SUV veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in Ogden (Utah), 2 injured:

Quote: "Investigators are working to establish if a medical incident occurred prior to the crash."

2020-04-05 - SUV veers off road, crashes into fire department administrative building, in Augusta (Georgia), 2 injured:

2020-04-05 - Pickup truck veers off road just before midnight, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, near Tickfaw (Louisiana), 2 killed:

2020-04-05 - Car and pickup truck collide head-on in Stockton (Illinois), 2 injured:

2020-04-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, near Loris (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-04-05 - Car veers off road, overturns into canal, in Carteret County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-04-05 - Car veers off road at 5:10 AM, crashes into tree, on Nordhoff Street in North Hills (California), 1 killed:

2020-04-05 - Drought causing water shortage amidst virus crisis in Chile:

2020-04-05 - Hailstorms and flash-flooding hit Saudi Arabia:

2020-04-05 - Large and slow-moving storm moves toward Southern California:

2020-04-05 - Dangerous disinflationary shock slams reeling world economy:

2020-04-05 - As China reopens, Africa’s woes threaten to starve its factories of raw materials:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. How is everyone doing? Do you actually KNOW anyone who has COVID-19 or who has died from it? i don't.
    i hear the stories and watch the counts go up each day, but i don't know anyone who actually HAS it or has died from it. Not that i want to chance it - i glove and mask up when going to the food store (about twice a week).

    Coronavirus Cases: Turning The Corner? [~ 39.5 min. Martenson video]

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020
    Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold is the 2nd strongest cyclone to hit Vanuatu on record after killing 27 on the Solomon Isles: Is now heading toward Fiji and Tonga

    The 'Severe Tropical Cyclone,' smashed into Vanuatu as expected, earlier today, destroying buildings and causing devastation after killing 27 people on the Solomon Isles over the weekend. The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department issued a warning early on Tuesday that Harold had developed into a category 5 strength Cyclone with hurricane-force winds of 185km/h (100Knots), gusting to 235km/h (125Knots) and is now the 2nd strongest cyclone to hit Vanuatu on record.

    One-third of Vanuatu population has been affected, severe wind damage and flooding have been reported. Harold’s behaviour now indicates that the inner eyewall is collapsing due to the system’s interaction with the islands to its west. While it remains in extremely favourable very hot sea waters, Harold may organize an eyewall again before it heads towards the Fiji archipelago and Tonga. [more]

    [all about the record number of cars burnt in one place]
    Dozers built fireline through 3,500 burning rental cars

    [no mention of the CAUSE of the fire]

    Firefighters and equipment from at least 11 fire departments arrived to help suppress the fire. Four dozers from the Florida Forest Service worked on the side of the fire that burned into trees and heavier vegetation, building a fireline — scraping the ground bare so that the fire could not spread any further. Helicopters dropped water on the burning cars. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported that one of their Huey helicopters flown by Chief Pilot Shane Engelauf made over 80 water drops on the fire.

    “Tomahawk Construction and Port Authority provided heavy equipment (front end loaders) which were used to push cars and create a fire break,” Chief Young told us. “Because the fire was so large, the strategy was to create a fire line flanking the fire and in front of the fire’s head to prevent further spread. Fire Crash apparatus [trucks] and numerous other fire apparatus were used to protect the heavy equipment as they moved cars. ”

    The tactic to use dozers or heavy equipment was successful, saving more than half of the cars. The firefighters worked on the fire into the night and it was out the next day. [more]

    In a Race Against Global Warming, Robins Are Migrating Earlier

    A new tracking study suggests the birds are responding to the dwindling snow cover on their migratory flight path. [more]

    Bill Gates refuses to recommend nutrition (zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C) and instead focuses entirely on vaccines and police state tracking

    Microsoft co-founder and outspoken eugenicist Bill Gates has a plan to tackle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it doesn't involve actually supporting the human immune system through proper nutrition. [more]

    [2nd piece follows]

  2. Food banks warn they will soon run out of food as economic suffering explodes all over America [Michael Snyder]

    What are hungry Americans going to do when the food banks don't have any more food for them? Over the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed the largest spike in unemployment in all of U.S. history. Since most of those workers did not have any sort of a cushion to fall bank on, a lot of of them have been forced to seek out emergency assistance for themselves and their families almost immediately. Of course our national network of food banks was not built to handle this sort of a scenario, and as you will see below, many of them are already starting to run out of food. But if things are this bad at the very beginning of this new economic downturn, what are things going to look like a few months from now? [more]

    Worse Than 2008: We Are Being Warned That The Coronavirus Shutdown “Could Collapse The Mortgage Market”

    The cascading failures that have been set into motion by this “coronavirus shutdown” are going to make the financial crisis of 2008 look like a Sunday picnic. As you will see below, it is being estimated that unemployment in the U.S. is already higher than it was at any point during the last recession. That means that millions of American workers no longer have paychecks coming in and won’t be able to pay their mortgages. On top of that, the CARES Act actually requires all financial institutions to allow borrowers with government-backed mortgages to defer payments for an extended period of time. Of course this is a recipe for disaster for mortgage lenders, and industry insiders are warning that we are literally on the verge of a “collapse” of the mortgage market. [more]

    Tuesday, 7 April 2020
    Mass Vaccination Global Governance

    Henry Kissinger & Bill Gates Call For Mass Vaccination [~ 42 min. video & article]

    Welcome to COVID-1984 and the official rollout of the New World Order... [more]

    Edge of Extinction: The Aerosol Masking Effect, Redux [~ 4.5 min. video]

    Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate

    Our research team at Michigan State University’s Plant Resilience Institute watched what happened in hotter weather when hornworm caterpillars attacked a tomato plant. The tomato lost. We saw a surprising trade-off by the plant during the heat wave: It defended itself against the caterpillars but this effort prevented it from dealing with the harmful effects of heat. This caused the plant to overheat, which strengthened the caterpillars’ hand. [caterpillars have hands now?]

    A study by researchers in 2018 predicted that each degree of global warming will increase crop loss from insects by 10% to 25% because insect populations and their appetites surge in warm temperatures. Other climate-related variables, including prolonged droughts or floods, are likely to compound those losses. [more]

    [3rd part next]

  3. Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts sending ash plume sky high [short video]

    Powerful storm brings record rainfall in just hours to Los Angeles region

    [my youngest in Northern CA said it was rainy and cold ~ 42 yesterday]

    A powerful storm moved into the Los Angeles region Sunday night, setting a new rainfall record in just hours. On Monday, the heavy-rainfall had officials onguard for the chance of flooding, mudslides over slopes denuded by wildfires as well and dangerous driving conditions in the mountains. [more]

    Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits

    Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang Yuewu is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root because anti-coronavirus controls are preventing traders from getting to his farm near Wuhan, where the global pandemic started. [more]

    Scientists report 'unprecedented' bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef

    After a summer of extreme heat in Australia, scientists at Australia's James Cook University and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have reported the third bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef in five years.

    "That is unprecedented," Mark Eakin, coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Watch program, told The Washington Post.

    It's clear that major bleaching events can now be caused by climate change, Eakin said, noting that this year's bleaching did not coincide with El Niño, like several in the past did.

    Bleaching is the result of coral being exposed to warm water for too long, leaving it under more stress and "subject to mortality," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Coral reefs "support more species per unit area than any other marine environment," and their biodiversity is "considered key to finding new medicines for the 21st century," per the NOAA. [more; pffff always about us]

    [4th segment below]

  4. Oil Drillers Remove Rigs From Permian Basin & Eagle Ford

    In its weekly release, Baker Hughes Company BKR reported a drop in the U.S. rig count. [more; from 728 last wk to 664]

    The coronavirus can live on a surgical mask for 7 days, cloth for 2 days, and paper for 3 hours. Here's how to disinfect surfaces properly.

    Strikingly, the authors wrote, of all the materials they tested, the coronavirus lasted longest on the outer layer of a surgical mask. On day seven of their investigation, the virus was still present on the outward facing side of the mask. [article doesn't explain how to sterilize masks for re-use; another article i saw said to "spray-dunk" them in hydrogen peroxide for 5 - 10 min. and let them air dry]

    "Coins will transmit a virus better than cash, but this shouldn't be a huge concern," she said. "Basic rule of thumb should be to consider money dirty anyway, because it is. It goes through too many hands not to be."

    "Surface disinfectants — like Lysol, bleach — are better for surfaces."

    Your smartphone, with all its glass and aluminum, can also carry viral particles.

    Graham recommended disinfecting your phone, "particularly if it travels to the bathroom with you."

    The authors of the Journal of Hospital Infection study noted that human coronaviruses could be "efficiently inactivated" on surfaces within one minute if they're cleaned with solutions containing 62% to 71% ethanol alcohol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide, or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite. [more; lots of good info]

    [celebrity death - JJFH written all over it]
    Body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean found after canoe accident, son still missing

    Authorities found the body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean on Monday, five days after her canoe apparently capsized in the Chesapeake Bay.

    McKean, 40, the daughter of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, went missing late Thursday afternoon along with her son 8-year-old son, Gideon. The pair went out into waters near the family's home in Shady Side, Maryland, about 25 miles south of Annapolis.

    A preliminary investigation found that McKean and her son may have been paddling the canoe out into the bay to retrieve a ball and were unable to paddle back to shore. [more; oh, why?]

    Methane Emissions Hit a New Record and Scientists Can’t Say Why

    “Last year’s jump in methane is one of the biggest we’ve seen over the past twenty years,” said Rob Jackson, professor of Earth system science at Stanford University and chair of the Global Carbon Project. “It’s too early to say why, but increases from both agriculture and natural gas use are likely. Natural gas consumption surged more than two percent last year.” [more]

  5. [some headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, April 7, 2020

    Ocean shipping services continue to deteriorate

    Boeing extends Washington state production shutdown indefinitely [the one in Philly is dormant too]

    Airbus announces additional production pauses

    "Nobody's Traveling For Next Two Months" – Airlines Dumping Chemicals In Fuel Tanks To Prevent Algae

    US Navy Expands Presence Near Venezuela

    Acting Navy Secretary Under Fire For Speech Calling Fired Captain 'Stupid'
    'What the f-ck?' a sailor can be heard yelling in the background of Modly's speech over the ship's PA system.

    So Much for Keeping the Military Out of Politics
    Acting Navy Secretary Modly's Trumpian approach to the military and his firing of a carrier captain has gone over like a lead anchor. Now members of Congress are calling for his own firing.

    The Oil Giant Drowning In Debt
    [Exxon's] struggles are growing, but they predate the pandemic and the collapse of oil prices.

    Oil prices decline $3 a barrel as market remains uncertain on supply outlook

    How to refuel a nuclear power plant during a pandemic

    Revealed: food bank shortages expected to hit Washington state by mid-April

    Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels

    Canada, U.S. farms face crop losses due to foreign worker delays

    Countries Across the World Start to Suspend Food Exports to Secure Domestic Supplies

    Will Climate Change Push These Amphibians to the Brink?

    Invasive Asian hornet could cost Europe millions in damages

    Australian Scientists Find Drug That 'Completely Stops' COVID-19 From Replicating
    Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Hospital believe ivermectin may in turn reduce the severity of the life-threatening disease. They are now urging for ivermectin to be trialled on coronavirus patients, as experts continue the race against time to find a cure.

    Ferrets used in first Covid-19 vaccine animal trial

    Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis

    U.S. Will Cover-up Its Own Coronavirus Death Toll [of course!]

    If Lockdown Is a Needless Over-Reaction, Then Why Did China Lockdown Half its Economy?

    $22 Trillion U.S. Economy Could Fall To Just Above $12 Trillion

    Millions of Americans Face Water Shutoffs During Pandemic

    Mall owners worried over mortgage payments as retailers skip rent

    Many Americans say those $1,200 stimulus checks won't be enough. What it would take to get more money

    Coronavirus mortgage bailout: 'There is going to be complete chaos,' says industry CEO

    Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis

    With coronavirus apex still to come, some US hospitals reeling from capacity crunch

    Navajo Nation reservation COVID-19 outbreak strains hospitals

    U.S. death toll from coronavirus tops 10,000: Reuters tally

  6. My significant other knows someone who worked with her at the same school who died from the virus last week. I don't know anyone myself.

  7. African Americans seem to be disproportionately dying of the coronavirus in several states. A decades-old mistrust in government health services called the 'Tuskegee Effect' could be fueling the problem.

    Though few places so far have publicly broken down the numbers by race, early data indicates that black people make up 39% of deaths in Chicago, 42% in Illinois as a whole, 40% in Michigan, and 81% in Wisconsin's Milwaukee County.

    Black communities are on average poorer and in worse health than other groups, leaving them vulnerable to the virus, according to experts.

    Studies have also found black people in the US to be less likely to seek medical help for ailments because of a mistrust of the American health system, which has been racist historically. [more]

    Dr. Fauci says America getting back to normal and where it was before the coronavirus crisis 'might not ever happen' without a vaccine

    [now let's not open that can of worms]

    Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general

    President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government's $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, the spokeswoman for the inspector general's office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about how his administration would manage the package.

    It was the Republican president's most recent maneuver to seize control over his administration's handling of the coronavirus epidemic and attack inspectors general, the federal watchdogs responsible for safeguarding agencies against waste, fraud and abuse. [more; "hey - i can waste, defraud and abuse it myself!"]

    Side effects: Fuel demand crash shuts U.S. ethanol plants, meatpackers lack refrigerant

    A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill beef, poultry and pork.

    "We're headed for a train wreck in terms of the CO2 market," said Geoff Cooper, president of the Renewable Fuels Association industry group. The RFA said 29 of the 45 U.S. ethanol plants that sell carbon dioxide, or CO2, have idled or cut rates. The U.S. ethanol sector is the top supplier of commercial carbon dioxide to the food industry, accounting for around 40% of the market, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    That has put the U.S. meat industry on high-alert. It uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant and preservative for meat, and also uses the gas to stun animals before slaughter.

    The CO2 crunch is the latest supply chain disruption threatening the food industry as it struggles to keep workers on the job during the coronavirus outbreak while meeting rising demand at grocery stores. [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  8. Fauci once dismissed concerns about 'silent carriers' of coronavirus. Not anymore.

    At Sunday’s White House briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, suggested that hundreds of thousands — or even millions — of “silent carriers” may be unwittingly spreading the coronavirus across the United States because they don’t realize they’re infected.

    The idea that at least some coronavirus carriers don’t feel sick isn’t new. But the scale of Fauci’s estimate was.

    “It’s somewhere between 25 and 50 percent” of the total, Fauci said. But “right now,” he went on, “we’re just guessing.” [more; yeah, yer guessin' 'cause ya ain't TESTIN'!]

    Wildlife group: Gulf oil spill still affecting wildlife

    A decade after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, dolphins, turtles and other wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still seriously at risk, according to a report released Tuesday.

    The fact that the Gulf hasn’t fully recovered is “hardly surprising given the enormity of the disaster,” said David Muth, director of the Gulf of Mexico Restoration Program for the National Wildlife Federation, which authored the report.
    [more; yep - ya CAN'T clean it all up!]

    [well at least Chernobyl isn't having any issues]

    Chernobyl radiation levels spiked 16 times above normal amount as forest fires rage across the deserted area


    With fires raging across Chernobyl, radiation levels have spiked 16 times above the normal amount in the uninhabited area.

    Firefighters in Ukraine have been battling two forest fires in an area near the abandoned nuclear plant around the deserted village of Vladimirovka.

    While the radiation levels have begun to jump in the area surrounding the fire, authorities said the change has not impacted the radiation levels of Ukraine's capital of Kiev or the surrounding suburbs. [more; b/s - its blown by the wind]

    Sweden, which refused to implement a coronavirus lockdown, has so far avoided a mass outbreak. Now it's bracing for a potential surge in deaths.

    Sweden took the unusual step of not implementing a lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

    The country urged people to practice social distancing, but left places like shops and restaurants open, breaking the model followed by countries across Europe and around the world.

    Sweden has 477 deaths from the virus so far, but Stefan Löfven, the prime minister, is now warning that thousands will die from COVID-19 and the parliament may bring in more restrictive measures. [more; just like HERE - wasted time!]

    [hope it doesn't impact the Bikini Team!]
    Old Milwaukee Beer Swedish Bikini Team: "Truck" [old 30 sec. ad]

    [3rd piece next]

  9. Torrents Of Water And Hail Flood Desert Of Saudi Arabia After Intense Hailstorm And Heavy Rain (Videos)

    [and now for some SOTT nonsense]

    More people died of suicide last week In Tennessee than COVID-19, mayor speaks out

    "Thus far, our reaction to COVID-19 has been to sacrifice the global economy," said Jacobs. "The truth is: a sick economy produces sick people." [what, you think we're MAKING UP all these deaths?]

    Most people don't want to hear the truth, unfortunately, and the longer state governments insist on businesses being closed and an economy shut down to combat what's looking like a fairly insignificant virus for most of the population, the aftermath will worsen. Each day that drags on will make the next few years more difficult. [you don't get it, if we had business as usual, we'd be seeing MILLIONS of deaths!]

    "Last year, our medical examiner performed autopsies for 199 confirmed or suspected suicides from across the region, with 83 of those coming from Knox County. Over the past 48 hours, that office has now examined nine suspected suicides, eight of which are from Knox County alone. For Knox County, that's almost ten percent of last year's total number in the past two days alone," Jacobs added. [that's unfortunate, but if these people were just out in public, no masks or other protection and working and playing as usual, they too would be victims of this]

    The lockdown was supposed to protect the most vulnerable & the elderly but the result is precisely the opposite

    [indeed, mistakes have been made in nursing homes and such]

    If penny-pinching around social care was bad before this crisis, won't it be worse when governments are racking up huge debts to pay for emergency economic measures?

    Ultimately, there is something more intangible, too: freedom. Who decided on behalf of older people that they should be placed under informal, if not explicit, house arrest? Did anyone ask what level of risk they were prepared to accept? As they come towards the end of their lives, might the dangers of Covid-19 seem less than the risk of losing some precious months of living life to the full? [ more; no, that's how it spreads to them and their families and grandchildren!]

    4 Mild Coronavirus Symptoms You Need to Watch Out For

    Covid-19 has two major symptoms that we are all hyper-vigilant of: a temperature and a dry, continuous cough. As the pandemic goes on, however, and doctors become more finely attuned to the myriad ways that the disease can manifest, so less obvious signals emerge.

    1/ Loss of taste or smell
    2/ Fatigue and body aches
    3/ Irritated eyes and a runny nose
    4/ Stomach problems