Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Event Update For 2020-05-25


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

2020-05-25 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Broadhempston (Britain):

Quote: "Fire control received multiple calls from members of the public who could see lots of black smoke in the area of Broadhempston. 2 fire appliances were initially mobilised from Ashburton and Buckfastleigh to investigate but information from further calls soon confirmed this was in fact a fire at a scrapyard involving scrap vehicles."

2020-05-25 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Milpitas (California), near the coast:

2020-05-25 - Pallet warehouse destroyed by fire just after 4 AM on Findlay Road in Lima (Ohio):

Quote: "A fire has forced the demolition of a Lima warehouse. The Lima Fire Department was called out to NOLO Pallets located at 405 Findlay Rd. just after 4 a.m."

2020-05-25 - Fire truck bursts into flame while parked inside fire station in Chouteau (Oklahoma), separate medical call at the same time:

Quote: "He said firefighters had recently went out on a medical call, and they weren’t in the fire station when the alarm went off. The police officers were nearby and jumped to action, grabbing a fire hose and ventilating the fire station. Perryman said he’s been told the truck is likely a total loss, but they’ll probably be able to save the specialized equipment on the truck’s bed."

2020-05-25 - Woman, 69, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "A woman drowned in a Phoenix backyard pool and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital on Monday night. The woman, initially reported as 80 years old by police, was identified as 69-year-old Wendy McDonald."

Quote: "Earlier on Memorial Day, a man died after he was found unresponsive and floating in a backyard pool in Buckeye."

2020-05-25 - Man dies after being found unconscious in swimming pool at home in the Buckeye suburb of Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "A man died after he was found unresponsive and floating in a backyard pool Monday night in Buckeye. Police responded about 6:30 p.m. when the man was found floating in a backyard pool in the Blue Horizons neighborhood on 198th Drive, according to Donna Rossi, a Buckeye Police Department spokeswoman. A woman was holding the man’s head above water in the shallow end of the pool when Buckeye police arrived. The woman told police she found him floating in the pool when she woke up from a nap, according to officials."

2020-05-25 - Why your reduced carbon footprint from lockdown won’t slow climate change:

2020-05-25 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on Christian Lane in Berlin (Connecticut):

2020-05-25 - Home explodes in Birmingham (Michigan):

Note: These are the 45th and 46th residential explosions in 2020...

2020-05-25 - Container ship 'Cosco Sao Paulo' bursts into flame off coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2020-05-25 - Cargo ship 'San Trela' bursts into flame in the wee hours while docked in coastal Almeria (Spain):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of general cargo ship SAN TRELA, docked at Almeria Spain, early in the morning May 25. Fire was quickly extinguished by fire engines, but in some 3 hours it rekindled, so firefighters had to be called again."

2020-05-25 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Raritan Bay off Staten Island (New York), 5 injured:

2020-05-25 - Boat explodes into flame on Saylorville Lake (Iowa):

2020-05-25 - Boat bursts into flame on Dale Hollow Lake (Tennessee):

2020-05-25 - Yacht bursts into flame at Birch Point Marina on Sturgeon Lake near Bobcaygeon (Canada):

2020-05-25 - Boat bursts into flame on the Lancaster Canal in Cabus (Britain), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 460th, 461st, 462nd, 463rd, 464th, 465th and 466th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-05-25 - Church bus bursts into flame while parked at Poe Baptist Church in Greenville (South Carolina):

Note: This is the 137th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-05-25 - Two tractors (excavators), loader and recycling center go up in flames at 11:30 PM on River Road in Bow (New Hampshire):

Quote: "The 12,000-square-foot metal building burned from the inside and sustained substantial damage, Harrington said. The fire engulfed two excavators and a loader, while the heat from the flames warped some of the steel structural members and melted some of the steel siding."

2020-05-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A55 near Penmaenmawr (Britain):

Note: These are the 727th, 728th and 729th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-05-25 - Utility truck bursts into flame on Lorma Lane in Fountain Hills (Arizona):

2020-05-25 - RV bursts into flame while parked between homes on Alvarado Avenue in Pittsburg (California):

2020-05-25 - RV and tow car go up in flames on I-40 in Lexington (Tennessee):

Note: These are the 155th and 156th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-05-25 - Van bursts into flame on I-95 in Hampton Falls (New Hampshire):

2020-05-25 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 79 northeast of Paris (Tennessee):

2020-05-25 - Car bursts into flame near the Clearwater River Casino along the Clearwater River in Lewiston (Idaho):

2020-05-25 - Taxi bursts into flame in carpark in coastal Yishun (Singapore):

2020-05-25 - Car bursts into flame on Salop Road in Welshpool (Britain):

2020-05-25 - Car bursts into flame shortly after 1:10 AM on Columbia Way in North Lynn (Britain):

2020-05-25 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on Newport Road in Wavendon (Britain):

2020-05-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame at community center in Lake Village (Arkansas):

2020-05-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:30 PM on Lincoln Road in Saginaw County (Michigan):

2020-05-25 - Three vehicles and semi trailer or shipping container destroyed by fire at 4:51 AM in coastal Goleta (California):

Quote: "Further investigation determined the structure appeared to be a semi-trailer or Conex box, it's currently unknown if it was converted into a residence or not. Next to the three vehicles on fire was a boat that firefighters defended from the fire."

2020-05-25 - Car and home destroyed by fire in Orchard Mesa (Colorado):

Quote: "A local Orchard Mesa family lost its home after a fire erupted late Sunday night at their residence. Our crew on scene says no injuries were reported, but the family also lost its new vehicle as well."

2020-05-25 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire on Nichols Road in Battle Creek (Michigan):

Quote: "The house and two vehicles were destroyed."

2020-05-25 - Vehicle and home go up in flames on Homewood Drive in Brillion (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A vehicle in the garage caught on fire and could not be removed."

2020-05-25 - Barn destroyed by fire in Spokane Valley (Washington), several chickens killed:

2020-05-25 - Barn destroyed by fire on Oberlin Street in Lower Swatara Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-05-25 - Furniture shop heavily damaged by fire and explosion in Almaty (Kazakhstan):

2020-05-25 - Home damaged by fire on Shorewater Drive in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-05-25 - Home damaged by fire on NE 10 Avenue in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida):

2020-05-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM on Northeast Fifth Court in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2020-05-25 - Home destroyed by fire in Brookfield (Massachusetts), dog killed, nobody there:

2020-05-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on SW 43rd Terrace in coastal Miami (Florida):

2020-05-25 - Duplex damaged by fire on Upperline Street in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), 1 injured:

2020-05-25 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Oak Street in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2020-05-25 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on North Main Street in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2020-05-25 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 11:30 PM in Ville Platte (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2020-05-25 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:30 AM on West Fillmore Street in the Lawndale area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-05-25 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1 AM in Security (Colorado), 1 killed:

2020-05-25 - Vacant home burns at 5:20 AM on Trenton Road in Chillicothe (Missouri):

2020-05-25 - Vacant apartment building destroyed by fire on Baseline Road in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2020-05-25 - Man, 56, sits down on bench and slumps over dead at the boardwalk on the oceanfront in coastal Venice (California):

2020-05-25 - Man, 40, jumps in the water and dies at beach in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

Quote: "Dean reportedly told friends he was going for a swim before jumping off the pier. Switzer said a passerby on a jet ski later saw a body floating face down in the water, and an ambulance was called around noon."

2020-05-25 - Man, 70, found dead in Diascund Reservoir (Virginia), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "James City County Police have recovered a missing boaters body Monday morning. JCC Police and Fire Departments say they received a call around 5:15 p.m., regarding an unmanned boat in the Diascund Reservoir."

2020-05-25 - Boy, 9, found dead in pond near his home in Wardville (Oklahoma):

2020-05-25 - Person found dead in Skiatook Lake at Tallchief Cove in Osage County (Oklahoma):

2020-05-25 - Man found dead in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland (Ohio):

2020-05-25 - Man, 23, found dead in partially submerged car in creek in Franklin County (Ohio):

2020-05-25 - Man, 37, found dead in car near the Mad River in Bath Township (Ohio):

2020-05-25 - Man found dead in Boone Lake (Tennessee):

2020-05-25 - Man found dead in yard in coastal North Corona, Queens (New York):

2020-05-25 - Person found dead in the St. Clair River in Port Huron (Michigan):

2020-05-25 - Man, 21, loses consciousness and dies while diving off coastal Gadhdhoo Island (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "A 21-year-old has died while diving off Gadhdhoo island in Gaaf Dhaal atoll, for bait. Those who had reportedly gone diving with the Maldivian man had taken him to the Gadhdhoo Health Center after they observed him drifting motionless under water. Maldives Police Service (MPS) received the report close to 4pm on Monday. Police cited the island’s health center having reported that the man was pronounced dead-upon-arrival at the center."

2020-05-25 - Man, 76, has 'medical episode' while riding bicycle and dies, on St Leonards Road in Launceston (Australia):

Quote: "Sadly a 76-year-old cyclist has died after suffering an apparent medical episode while riding on St Leonards Road, Launceston this morning. Police would like to thank the members of the public who provided assistance to the man until emergency services arrived at the scene."

2020-05-25 - Man, 44, found dead in apartment in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2020-05-25 - Man dies after being pulled from the water in coastal Padstow (Britain), another man pulled unconscious from the water in Porthtowan:

Quote: "In a separate incident a man died after being pulled from the water at Treyarnon Bay in Padstow."

Quote: "Officers were also called to a third incident at around 2.30pm following reports that a man had been pulled from the water unconscious by surfers at Porthtowan, Truro. He was transported to Treliske Hospital in a serious condition and is currently receiving treatment."

2020-05-25 - Man goes for a run then has 'medical episode' and collapses then dies in Blackburn (Britain):

Quote: "Lancashire Police's Force Incident Manager, Phil Broughton, confirmed to LancsLive that a pedestrian had collapsed after suffering from a 'medical episode.' The person, who eyewitnesses have said was out running, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for a medical examination."

Quote: "He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. Whilst enquiries are on-going, his death is not thought to be suspicious."

2020-05-25 - Woman, 34, found dead at home on Stonebridge Grove in Farnley (Britain):

2020-05-25 - Man in his 70s found dead in the water at coastal Compton Beach on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2020-05-25 - Passenger plane first officer has 'medical emergency' during cargo flight, plane makes emergency landing in Moncton (Canada):

Quote: "The Aviation Herald reports that the incident occurred on flight DL3343 from Frankfurt to Chicago on May 21st. Just after completing the transatlantic crossing, the first officer suffered a medical emergency while in the cockpit. The captain called in the relief first officer, and the aircraft diverted to Moncton. Once on the ground, the pilot was able to get to a hospital."

2020-05-25 - Small plane crash-lands at Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport in Chatham-Kent (Canada):

2020-05-25 - Tanker truck overturns at 6:30 AM near Rosetown (Canada):

2020-05-25 - Tractor trailer crashes into guardrail at 4 AM, driver gets out and gets hit by car and killed, on I-5 in Anderson (California):

2020-05-25 - Van veers off road, crashes into bus stop, on Beach Street in coastal Grange (Australia), 820 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:

Quote: "The 49-year-old man was the only person in the van when it hit the bus stop near the intersection of Beach Street and Military Road in Grange about 1.30pm on Monday. The Woodville Park man was treated by paramedics at the scene but has since died, with police investigating whether a medical episode may have contributed to the crash."

2020-05-25 - Taxi and three cars crash in Macon (Georgia), 2 injured:

Quote: "Deputies report it could be a possible medical incident reported by the taxi driver that may have caused the accident."

2020-05-25 - SUV overturns in coastal Long Beach (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-05-25 - Car crashes into another car in Harris County (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "The driver of the Infinity stated he observed the Lexus driving the wrong way and swerving in and out of his lane before striking him. The driver of the Lexus did not appear to have any crash-related injuries, and may have suffered a medical episode prior to the incident.  His cause of death is pending autopsy results from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences."

2020-05-25 - Car overturns at 2 AM, slams into hotel, bursts into flame, in Harris County (Texas), 2 killed:

2020-05-25 - Naked man does cartwheels and bangs on passing cars in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "An ABC 15 viewer said she called the police about a man lying on the road on the bypass. She said the man started doing cartwheels in the middle of the street and banged on cars as they passed. She also claimed the man started directing traffic like a police officer. The viewer added that the man suddenly took off his bathing suit while she was talking to a dispatcher, twirling it around and dancing naked."

2020-05-25 - Firefighter, man, 52, goes into cardiac arrest while fighting house fire in Manchester (New Hampshire):

Quote: "It was a scary few moments for Engine No. 9 when one of their own fell down in what the department believes to be cardiac arrest."

2020-05-25 - Magnitude 5.8 and 5.2 earthquakes shake New Zealand:

2020-05-25 - Tornado touches down in San Carlos, Tamaulipas (Mexico), 2nd in less than a month:

2020-05-25 - Indian and Bangladesh mango fields devastated by cyclone Amphan:

2020-05-25 - Powerful storm pounds Ekaterinburg (Russia):

2020-05-25 - India endures worst locust attack in 27 years, and the worst is yet to come:

2020-05-25 - Rat activity on the rise in the US as rats search for food:

Quote: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that certain areas across the country are reporting 'an increase in rodent activity,' as rats search for sources of food other than restaurant dumpsters."

Quote: "Given the circumstances, they may even exhibit 'unusual or aggressive' behavior, the CDC said."


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. It was like July weather yesterday - HOT.
    We went from 10 - 15 degrees below avg to the same ABOVE avg. in a matter of days.

    On the whole, humanity pays little attention to any other species, especially ones like rats and cockroaches which we deem pests. We don't think about the services they provide (clean up) and avoid them or (worse) kill them. People don't consider soil bacteria, bottom feeders, fungi, insects or carrion either, for the most part. We're basically deranged.

    It's becoming clear that we've been cancerous to the planet over the course of our existence, which is rapidly coming to an end by our own hand at this point. We rarely learn, have forgotten how to cooperate, became weak and fat, lazy and stupid, spiritually bankrupt and morally depraved - so much for modernity.

    Wednesday, 27 May 2020
    Wildly contradicting narratives on covid-19
    You could be excused for being very confused. While the CDC is saying covid is less dangerous the WHO seem to be saying the opposite.

    The media does not reflect narratives that depart from the globalist vaccine narrative and reports are designed to sow confusion and doubt.

    There are also scientific reports from other countries that depart from the ruling narrative.

    LOOK! CDC Quietly DOWNGRADES Covid Death Rate, Media IGNORES Good News

    New estimate by CDC reduces COVID-19 death rate to just 0.26% (IFR) from WHO’s 3.4% (CFR)

    The new CDC estimates for the severity, complications and deaths of COVID-19 bring down the numbers much lower making the overall scenario very optimistic.

    For the first time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given a realistic estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, which in its most likely scenario is 0.26 %. They estimate a 0.4 % fatality rate among the symptomatic cases. If you consider their projection that 35% of all infected cases remain asymptomatic, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) drops to just 0.26 %. This is almost exactly what the Stanford researchers had projected in April 2020. [more, see below]

    Judging by this [included] report you could be excused for thinking we live in parallel universes

    WHO chief warns the first wave is not over, fears coronavirus 'is actually on the way up'

    [2nd part continues the thread]

  2. [then this article follows]
    Corona is not a virus but a bacterium that causes blood clots and antibiotic treatment

    Italy beats the so-called COVID-19, which is nothing but “disseminated intravascular coagulation” (Thrombosis).

    This sensational news to the world was produced by Italian doctors by performing autopsies on corpses produced by the COVID-19.

    The Italian doctors disobeyed the WHO world health law, not to make an autopsy on the dead coronavirus and they found that it is not a virus but a bacteria that causes death.

    In Italy, they messed up the WHO protocol and did an autopsy on a dead body from COVID-19. They cut the body, opened its arms, legs, and other parts of the body, and surrendered the account that the veins were dilated and clotted blood. All veins, and arteries filled with thrombi, prevented blood from flowing normally and transport oxygen to all organs, mainly the brain, heart, and lungs, and the patient ends up dying.

    This causes blood clots and the patient to die and the way to fight it is with “antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and anticoagulants”, Aspirin, indicating that this disease has been poorly treated. [more; yep - panic and over reaction on top of misdiagnoses and wrong-headed thinking]

    [and THIS TOO!]
    Coronavirus Uses Same Strategy As HIV To Evade, Cripple Immune System: Chinese Study Finds [more]

    We shouldn't indulge this deluded two-metre social distancing rule any longer

    Social distancing is an unsustainable fantasy. We must get real, making sure to balance the risks along with ensuring quality of life.

    What will become of our society if we allow the government to dictate to us how closely we can physically interact with our fellow citizens? Are we going to accept many ordinary aspects of our lives being banned, even on our private property? The social distancing delusion doesn't consider the quality of our lives or the impact on our liberty and the wellbeing of the nation. [more]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. [geopolitical update]
    This is from Hal Turner this morning


    Forty-eight hours ago this web site published a story reporting ". . . more than 5,000 Chinese soldiers of China's People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have intruded into five points in Ladakh – four along the Galwan River, and one near the Pangong Lake." HERE

    As of 3:30 PM EDT today (Tuesday, May 26) the Chinese Army has now begun pushing deeper into India territory from Ladakh and the India Army has responded by opening fire upon those Chinese troops with artillery!

    Mobile Chinese medium range ballistic missile batteries near the Indian border detected by satellite to be preparing for launch.

    Media blackout by both Indian and Chinese governments. [more]

    [media update]
    Massive censorship of Michael Moore's "Planet of the Humans"

    Planet of the Humans, which has been seen by more than 8 million people since it was launched online last month, describes itself as a “full-frontal assault” on the sacred cows of the environmental movement.

    Veteran climate campaigners and thinkers, such as Bill McKibben and George Monbiot, have pointed out factual errors, outdated footage and promotion of myths about renewable energy propagated by the fossil fuel industry. Many are dismayed that Moore – who built his reputation as a left-wing filmmaker and supporter of civil rights – should produce a work endorsed by climate sceptics and right-wing thinktanks.

    Several have signed a letter urging the removal of what they called a “shockingly misleading and absurd” documentary. Climate scientist Michael Mann said the filmmakers “have done a grave disservice to us and the planet” with distortions, half-truths and lies. [more]

    [4th piece next]

  4. [news from Mike D.'s college town]
    Graduate student solves decades-old Conway Knot Problem

    The question asked whether the Conway knot — a snarl discovered more than half a century ago by the legendary mathematician John Horton Conway — is a slice of a higher-dimensional knot. "Sliceness" is one of the first natural questions knot theorists ask about knots in higher-dimensional spaces, and mathematicians had been able to answer it for all of the thousands of knots with 12 or fewer crossings — except one. The Conway knot, which has 11 crossings, had thumbed its nose at mathematicians for decades.

    Before the week was out, Piccirillo had an answer: The Conway knot is not "slice." A few days later, she met with Cameron Gordon, a professor at UT Austin, and casually mentioned her solution.

    "I said, 'What?? That's going to the Annals right now!'" Gordon said, referring to Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline's top journals.

    "He started yelling, 'Why aren't you more excited?'" said Piccirillo, now a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis University. "He sort of freaked out."

    "I don't think she'd recognized what an old and famous problem this was," Gordon said.

    Piccirillo's proof appeared in Annals of Mathematics in February. The paper, combined with her other work, has secured her a tenure-track job offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that will begin on July 1, only 14 months after she finished her doctorate.

    The question of the Conway knot's sliceness was famous not just because of how long it had gone unsolved. Slice knots give mathematicians a way to probe the strange nature of four-dimensional space, in which two-dimensional spheres can be knotted, sometimes in such crumpled ways that they can't be smoothed out. Sliceness is "connected to some of the deepest questions in four-dimensional topology right now," said Charles Livingston, an emeritus professor at Indiana University.

    "This question, whether the Conway knot is slice, had been kind of a touchstone for a lot of the modern developments around the general area of knot theory," said Joshua Greene of Boston College, who supervised Piccirillo's senior thesis when she was an undergraduate there. "It was really gratifying to see somebody I'd known for so long suddenly pull the sword from the stone." [more; includes a knot video you can skip]

    Residents in New Zealand report mystery fireball 'crashing' into river

    Lightning kills woman on Skopelos, Greece

    The woman was struck by a bolt of lightning while working on a farm with her husband, who subsequently alerted the authorities. [more]

    Powerful 6.1 earthquake hits off Vanuatu Coast

    [5th segment awaits]

  5. Biker in critical condition after attack by grizzly bear near Big Sky, Montana

    A mountain biker was attacked by a grizzly bear Monday near the southern Montana community of Big Sky, according to authorities. [more; he survived]

    Boy, 12, Remains Totally Calm Despite The Massive Bear Creeping Up Behind Him

    A 12-year-old boy in Italy had a close encounter with a rather large bear while on a picnic with his family.

    But instead of panicking, footage of the moment shows young Alessandro Breda keeping his composure so he doesn’t spook the bear, then calmly walking away.

    The boy told local media that he had recently watched a video about bears and knew what to do. And more importantly, he knew what not to do as the bear approached in Trentino, in northern Italy.

    “I’d learned that if you yell, the bear becomes agitated and becomes much more aggressive,” Alessandro told RAI, according to a New York Times translation.

    Loris Calliari, the boy’s stepfather, told CNN they believe the bear had been sleeping, and Alessandro accidentally disturbed it while gathering pine cones nearby. [more]

    Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century

    Rates of climate change in the world’s ocean depths could be seven times higher than current levels by the second half of this century even if emissions of greenhouse gases were cut dramatically, according to new research. [more; it'll be faster than expected]

    [6th comment to come]

  6. Rio Tinto blasts 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine

    [c'mon guys, nobody uses iron anymore - it's carbon fiber now]

    A sacred site in Western Australia that showed 46,000 years of continual occupation and provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day traditional owners has been destroyed in the expansion of an iron ore mine.

    Mining company Rio Tinto received ministerial consent to destroy or damage the site in 2013 under WA’s outdated Aboriginal heritage laws, which were drafted in 1972 to favour mining proponents. [more]

    We Are Being Told To Prepare “To See High Prices At Grocery Stores” And “It’s Likely That Shortages May Only Get Worse”

    If you have been to a grocery store lately, then you already know that prices are higher than usual and that there are shortages of certain items. Many Americans have been assuming that as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly rolled back that these shortages will eventually disappear, but now even the Washington Post is admitting that “shortages may get worse” in the weeks and months ahead. Of course there will still be plenty of food available in the grocery stores, but you may have to do without some of your favorite products for a while. And you should also brace yourself for significantly higher prices for many of the products that do remain available. As WBTV has noted, this will especially be true for basic meat staples such as ground beef and chicken… [more]

    America's meat problems are about to get worse

    The meat industry is in for a rough road to recovery.

    Outbreaks are continuing to mar the plants' reopening plans, leading to industry-wide dilemmas that could create meat shortages for months to come, The Washington Post reports.[more]

    Winter 'will lose much of its punch': Climate change may diminish big snowstorms in the US

    Big snowstorms might be few and far between later this century as the climate warms, a new study released Monday suggests.

    In fact, global warming is expected to affect the frequency, intensity and size of snowstorms across much of the U.S., according to the study.

    “If we do little to mitigate climate change, the winter season will lose much of its punch in the future,” said study lead author Walker Ashley, a Northern Illinois University meteorologist.

    “The snow season will start later and end earlier,” Ashley said. “Generally, what we consider an abnormally mild winter now, in terms of the number and intensity of snowstorms, will be the harshest of winters late this century." [more]

  7. [some headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, May 27, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Endgame of US-China rivalry is 'lose-lose,' says Harvard professor

    Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Family Harvesting Wheat, Wounding Two

    $30 Oil Isn't Good Enough For U.S. Shale

    Permafrost in the Arctic can thaw faster than presumed

    Warming climate is changing where birds breed: study

    Pesticides harm honeybee nursing behavior, larval development, video shows

    NYT Writeup Of U.S. War On Afghanistan Ignores U.S. Atrocities

    An Economy That Cannot Allow Stocks to Decline Is Too Fragile To Survive

    Senate Talking Points Say Warrantless Collection Of Internet Use Data Keeps Terrorists From Killing Us

    Congress will 'probably' have to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill, Mitch McConnell says

    Banks Get Payout From Equifax Hack While Consumers Still Wait For Compensation

    White House is in the hands of a sociopathic megalomaniac, says Noam Chomsky

    Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says

    Author of Bailout Nation Gets Bailout

    New Home Sales, Essentially Flat, Crush Expectations

    State budget relies on federal bailout that might not come (Illinois)

  8. Philly, Surrounding Suburbs, to Move Into ‘Yellow’ Phase of Reopening Plan
    Philly, Surrounding Suburbs, to Move Into ‘Yellow’ Phase of Reopening Plan

    Philadelphia now has a timeframe for reopening as Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that all of Pennsylvania's 18 counties still under the strictest lockdown of the coronavirus response will move from red to yellow by June 5.

    The city, along with Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, will join the state's 49 other counties that have already restored more businesses and services under the yellow phase of the state reopening. [more]

    (Un)armed robbery: Wheelchair-bound man attacks jewelry store in Brazil brandishing gun with his FEET (VIDEO)

    A bizarre robbery attempt at a jewelry store in Brazil has been captured on film, in which a disabled man held a cashier at gunpoint – clutching the weapon with his feet. The would-be thief was eventually brought to heel.

    Chris Cuomo Says His COVID-19 After Effects Are Freaking Him Out

    “I’m not 100%,” Cuomo told Dr. Sanjay Gupta, per Entertainment Tonight. “There is funky stuff in my bloodwork, that doctors say is what they see in people who have had COVID. So it freaks me out a little bit."

    Clots resulting in “strokes, heart attacks and dangerous blockages in the legs and lungs” are being discovered more often in coronavirus patients, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

    How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon Every Single Time

    look for one that’s deep green instead of light or yellowish (which means it probably didn’t spend enough time on the vine). Resist the urge to lift it up and shake it, and instead, search the rind for the ground spot (aka the area where the melon touched the ground as it grew). If the patch is a cream or yellow tone, the watermelon is ripe. If it’s light green or white, it’s not ready. [more]