Friday, June 12, 2020

Event Update For 2020-06-11

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

2020-06-11 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits apartment building in Hialeah (Florida), 8 miles from the coast:

Quote: "The smell of gas at an apartment complex in Hialeah prompted crews to evacuate a building while they investigated. Hialeah Fire Rescue crews responded to the building along West 29th Street, near Ninth Avenue, right across from Walker Park, Thursday afternoon. Roughly a dozen families were evacuated and the electricity was shut off while crews searched for the source, but they were unable to find it."

Note: With a 30 MPH wind it'd take about 15 minutes for a cloud of poison gas to blow from the ocean to this building...

2020-06-11 - Lake Lonar, 50,000 years old, suddenly turns pink overnight in Maharashtra (India):

2020-06-11 - Landfill fire erupts at 1:41 AM near Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2020-06-11 - Wildfire burns 4,700+ acres and threatens homes around Oro Valley and the Catalina Foothills near Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "The Bighorn Fire continued to grow Thursday, threatening approximately 850 homes around Oro Valley and the Catalina Foothills — a level of destruction that would constitute a major disaster, the federal government said.  The blaze, which has burned more than 4,700 acres, forced local authorities to issue mandatory evacuations for about 200 residences, sending Pima County Sheriff's deputies door to door in a Catalina Foothills neighborhood."

2020-06-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Placer County (California):

Quote: "Firefighters said they initially responded to a vehicle fire that spread to the vegetation nearby."

2020-06-11 - Within 6 minutes, person found unconscious in car, and car bursts into flame while parked at home, on the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "A spokesperson said, 'Fire Dispatch received two calls for service on the evening of Thursday, June 11th 2020; the first at 11:25pm and the seconded at 11:31pm. The first call was a road traffic collision on North Shore Road, Devonshire. The appliance from Hamilton Station responded with four personnel. Upon arrival, fire crews found the driver unresponsive in a locked car. Firefighters forced entry into the vehicle to render medical care. The second call was a report of a vehicle fire located in Pembroke. At 11:33pm, a second appliance from Port Royal Station was dispatched to the vehicle fire. At 11:49pm the appliance from Port Royal arrived at the incident.'"

2020-06-11 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations near Cedaredge (Colorado):

2020-06-11 - Yacht destroyed by fire while docked at marina on North Old Dixie Highway in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

Note: This is the 518th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-06-11 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-84 ramp in Danbury (Connecticut):

Note: This is the 28th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-06-11 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A35 near coastal Bridport (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 55 in Santa Ana (California):

2020-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Waco (Nebraska):

2020-06-11 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at business in Jamestown (North Dakota):

Note: These are the 857th, 858th, 859th, 860th and 861st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-06-11 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Yosemite Drive in Chico (California):

2020-06-11 - Van bursts into flame on Howard Crescent in Seer Green (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame just after 2 AM while parked at East Texas Pool Service in Tyler (Texas):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at apartments in Middleton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "'Middleton FFs and members from Danvers and Lynnfield battled an auto fire in an underground parking garage at the Ferncroft Towers on Thursday,' Preston wrote."

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on street in Dallas (Texas):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 near Vail (Arizona):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-82 near Yakima (Washington):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on St. George Boulevard overpass over I-15 in St. George (Utah):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on road near Chikkahalli (India):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on street in Vadodara (India):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Broadwaters Park in Kidderminster (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A585 in coastal Fleetwood (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 in Barrow (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Maple Cross (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 on the Moses Wheeler Bridge over the Housatonic River in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2020-06-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge Township (New Jersey):

2020-06-11 - Electric scooter bursts into flame at 3:30 AM at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, on Curtis Street in coastal Marblehead (Massachusetts):

2020-06-11 - SUV and home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Putnam Lake (New York):

2020-06-11 - Two vehicles and mobile home destroyed by fire in Hesperia (California):

Quote: "The mobile home, as well as two vehicles, were a total loss."

2020-06-11 - RV trailer and barn destroyed by fire at 3 AM on 30 Street West in Lethbridge (Canada):

2020-06-11 - Several vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire in coastal Lusignan (Guyana):

Quote: "Also destroyed were several high-end vehicles which were on site for repairs and detailing."

2020-06-11 - Large amount of waste wood goes up in flames on Clive Sullivan Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Clive Sullivan Way, Hull. Thu 11 Jun 2020 17:55 (No: 010718) Large amount of waste wood on fire, extinguished by Fire Service using hay drags and Scotty Back Pack."

2020-06-11 - Grain elevator explodes into flame in Liberal (Kansas):

2020-06-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Southwest Plymouth Street in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2020-06-11 - Home destroyed by fire just before 6:30 AM on Park Avenue in North Judson (Indiana):

2020-06-11 - Two homes go up in flames on Franklin Street in Bellaire (Ohio):

2020-06-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Castle Park Drive in the Normandy suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-06-11 - Deadly fire burns home in Braidwood (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-06-11 - Deadly fire destroys home on East Fall Road in Olean (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-06-11 - Man, 51, has 'medical event' in swimming pool and dies in South Huntingdon Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Kukonik was pulled from the 4-foot-deep pool where he was discovered floating face down at about 5 p.m. Kukonik apparently suffered a medical event while in the water, Schmid said."

2020-06-11 - College student, man, 21 or 22, suddenly dies at home in West Lafayette (Indiana):

2020-06-11 - Man, 61, found dead in shallow water in Longyear Lake in Chisholm (Minnesota):

2020-06-11 - Man, 33, drops dead along the Animas River in La Plata County (Colorado):

2020-06-11 - Man, 34, found dead in creek near Town Creek Road in Kerrville (Texas):

2020-06-11 - Man, 18, found dead in the water in coastal Pamlico Sound (North Carolina):

2020-06-11 - Man found dead near railroad tracks in Pico Rivera (California):

2020-06-11 - Man found dead in the Potomac River near boathouse in coastal Washington DC:

2020-06-11 - Woman, 38, found dead in holding cell at jail in Harper Woods (Detroit):

2020-06-11 - Man, 70, drops dead on trail at South Mountain State Park in Connelly Springs (North Carolina):

2020-06-11 - Man found dead near bridge over the Campbell River in coastal Campbellton (Canada):

2020-06-11 - College student, man, 21, found dead in the River Forth in Stirling (Scotland):

2020-06-11 - Man found dead in the Loch of Skene (Scotland):

2020-06-11 - Man, 74, has 'medical condition', car crashes into park near playground, in New Berlin (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: " In a scenario that could have been much worse, the driver of a car lost control and traveled deeply into Malone Park before crashing near playground filled with children. Among park occupants, the accident, shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday,  resulted in only minor injuries to a woman, who was taken to a hospital. However, the man driving the car was also rushed by ambulance to the hospital for what New Berlin police suspect was an unnamed medical condition that caused the crash."

2020-06-11 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into vehicle, in Greensboro (North Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver who police say was likely having a medical emergency was hospitalized after crashing at the intersection of New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue this morning."

2020-06-11 - Woman has 'medical episode', car plows into pedestrians outside grocery store, in coastal Paignton (Britain), 5 injured:

Quote: "It's understood that the driver suffered a medical episode in the vehicle."

2020-06-11 - SUV veers off road at 3:25 AM, crashes into tree, on I-287 in Piscataway (New Jersey), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-06-11 - SUV veers off road at 3:30 AM, crashes into guard shack, in coastal Venice Beach (California), 1 injured:

2020-06-11 - Pickup truck and tractor trailer collide head-on, fire erupts, near Republic (Missouri), 1 killed:

2020-06-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Alachua (Florida), 2 killed:

2020-06-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into home on Lake Ridge East, in Ashtabula (Ohio):

Quote: "Wellman said the driver was not injured in the crash but may have had a 'medical event' that led to the crash. The drver was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons."

2020-06-11 - Car veers off road shortly before 11 PM, plunges into pond, in coastal North Naples (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-06-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into creek bed, on Whites Creek Pike in Nashville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

Quote: "The preliminary investigation shows that Raybon was driving a 2013 Dodge Charger south on Whites Creek Pike when, according to another motorist, the car ran off the roadway, down an embankment, and into a creek bed. Raybon, who police said was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene."

2020-06-11 - Car blows tire at 4:11 AM, crashes into field, bursts into flame, on Highway 58 near Bakersfield (California), 1 killed:

2020-06-11 - Car crashes into pedestrian and pillar at 2 AM, bursts into flame, just off the Bronx River Parkway in coastal Bronx (New York), 2 killed:

2020-06-11 - Car veers off road at 2 AM, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, in Jackson (Mississippi), 2 killed:

2020-06-11 - Family dog attacks and kills baby in Hartford (South Dakota):

2020-06-11 - Sinkhole opens on street in Cheltenham (Britain):

2020-06-11 - Second US COVID-19 wave emerges as cases top 2 million:

2020-06-11 - Trump campaign says it can't be held liable if the people they encourage to come to rallies get COVID-19:

Quote: "President Trump, who frequently uses litigation as a cudgel to get his way, is now requiring attendees at his political rallies to sign a waiver promising not to sue him if they contract the coronavirus while there."

Quote: "'By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury,' the disclaimer reads."

Note: 'Come to the rally...but you could get sick and die, and if you do, that's your problem!'

2020-06-11 - Ten best medicinal herbs and their health benefits:

2020-06-11 - Fossils of 120-million-year-old crocodile that walked on its hind legs like Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered:


  1. Lotta car fires on this day, Jonny! Hull suddenly has 2 JJFH events in 2 days. [though it's statistically possible to estimate the actual number of events that may have occurred while the reporting site was down, i'm just going to leave the gap in reporting]

    Grain elevator fire!

    Bringham Fire triples in size in 24 hours

    The fire is 27 miles southwest of Alpine, Arizona

    After exhibiting moderate growth since it started from a lightning strike on June 6, the Bringham Fire in eastern Arizona more than tripled in size Thursday. It was mapped Wednesday night at 3,318 acres, and 24 hours later an infrared mapping aircraft determined it had grown to 10,803 acres.[more]

    Severe weather damages camps hosting 140 000 IDPs in Burkina Faso and Nigeria

    Heavy rains since early June 2020 have triggered widespread floods in West Africa, causing damage particularly to camps accommodating more than 140 000 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria and Burkina Faso. [more]

    Saturday, 13 June 2020
    As things are torn apart the economy goes down the tubes

    Federal Debt Tops $26 Trillion for First Time; Jumps $2 Trillion in Just 63 Days! Unsustainable! [Hal Turner]

    The United States Government is heading for complete economic collapse.

    Heads Up! Over 25,000 Stores Are Now Expected to Close Forever This Year [more; full page article with lots of links]

    [from Wavy Jet Stream news]
    Cold temperatures in the Netherlands hits blueberry production: "Frost means at least 30-40% fewer Dutch blueberries"

    "They had night frost, mostly in mid-May. I, therefore, expect 30 to 40% lower regional production."

    "The temperature of about -2ºC has been disastrous. Many of the berries froze. There will be large differences between companies. Some have no damage at all, while others have a 70% loss. The same is true for northern Germany and Poland. This has made an easy start impossible. The market is currently almost empty. The Spanish season is ending and volumes and quality aren't entirely satisfactory." [more]

    [part 2 follows]

  2. [there goes the wine!]
    Severe hailstorm in Alicante, Spain hits Vinalopó grape production

    As reported recently by sources of the Young Agricultural Producers Association (Asaja) of Alicante, the severe hail storm recorded on Monday, June 8 in the Alicante region of Medio Vinalopó has taken a toll on table grape crops in this area. The hail, which fell mostly in the municipalities of Aspe, Monforte del Cid and Novelda, has caused damages estimated at between 30% and 40% of the production in some specific areas, as is the case of the Paraje de Monteagudo, in Novelda.

    In Agost, "the damage to crops, estimated at between 10% and 20% of the total, has been caused by one of the worst rabbit pests in recent years," said the aforementioned sources, which attributed the animal's proliferation to "the prohibition of hunting during the COVID-19 pandemic." [more]

    [more damage in Spain]
    Hail is wreaking havoc on crops in Spanish region of Aragon: "This year, hailstorms are causing a lot of damage in Spain"

    30,000 hectares have already been damaged in Aragon

    With almost 5,000 hectares affected, the Bajo Cinca, one of the most important fruit-growing areas in the region, has been one of the worst hit. The Hoya de Huesca (4,300 hectares), Bajo Aragón (6,100), La Almunia de Doña Godina (4,700) and the Zaragoza region (6,700) are among the most affected. [more]

    [2nd case of lightning killing people INSIDE their homes!]
    Lightning bolt kills 5 family members inside their home in Assam, India

    According to reports, the family was struck by lightning while all of them were inside their home. [more]

    [tornado producing winds]
    Rare funnel cloud filmed in Coventry, UK

    A report by the Coventry Telegraph said several "mini tornadoes" were spotted by local residents above the Brandon area of Coventry on Wednesday. [more]

    Rare tornado filmed in Gavar, Armenia

    2 tornadoes touch down in southwestern Ontario

    [from Floodlist]
    Over 1,470 houses, 3 bridges destroyed or damaged by flash floods in Gorontalo Province, Indonesia

    Flood waters reached 1.5 metres in some areas.

    Floods have damaged or destroyed 1,479 houses, with around 600 families displaced. Flooding also damaged or destroyed 3 bridges in the area. [more; 5 videos]

    [3rd section below]

  3. Summer flood kills 1, causes heavy damage in Turkey's capital Ankara

    More than 250 businesses and residences were flooded in a sudden downpour in Turkey's capital Ankara, causing devastating damage and heavy financial losses, authorities said Friday. [more]

    Forget acid rain. Plastic rain is now falling across the U.S

    [no, ADD IT TO the acid rain!]

    Delivered like dust by the wind and rain, researchers in a new study estimate that more than 1,000 tons of tiny plastic microparticles – roughly the equivalent of 120-300 million plastic water bottles – falls upon national parks and protected wilderness areas in the western United States each year. [more; which means it's raining down on ALL OF US!]

    ‘All of a Sudden It Blows Up’: Arkansas' COVID Problem Is Just Getting Started

    On Friday, the state reported that there were 731 new cases, a record increase. Those numbers brought the cumulative total there to 11,547, of which 3,764 were active. At last count, 176 people had died from the virus. [more; not that many]

    Head of Naval Aviation Schools Command, Another Navy Pilot Killed in Plane Crash

    Two naval aviators were killed this week when their civilian single-engine aircraft crashed in Alabama.

    The pair, according to the paper, were on their way from Jasper, Alabama, to Pensacola, Florida, where the officers were based. Jasper is about 300 miles north of Pensacola.

    The pilots declared an emergency landing at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dallas County Coroner Alan Dailey told the Times-Journal. They were trying to land at a civilian airport that had been an old Air Force base that closed in the 1970s.

    "A crop duster was up and spotted the plane," Dailey told the paper. "There was nothing that could be done."

    Stockman declined to provide any additional details about the crash, citing an ongoing investigation being handled by the National Transportation Safety Board. [more; engine failure?]

    [more Covid-19 pollution news]
    The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste

    [just add it to the microplastics, radiation, garbage, farm run-off, solid waste, sewage, discarded fishing gear and all the rest that goes into the ocean]

    The deeper worry is that COVID-19 will reverse the momentum of a years-long global battle to cut down on single-use plastic.
    [which clearly isn't working]

    A glut of new, throwaway plastic is apparent worldwide, from California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom temporarily lifted a ban on single-use grocery bags over concerns the virus could be transmitted via reusable bags, to Asian cities that struggled to manage their trash even before the pandemic.

    In fast-growing Asian economies where waste collection and recycling systems have failed to keep pace with rising amounts of rubbish, used plastic is often dumped near waterways or incinerated, fouling the air, water and soil.

    Even Hong Kong, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, pours 70% of its waste into landfills. [more]

    [4th installment awaits]

  4. Firefighters battle wildfires in California [25 sec. news spot]

    [YAY! A new record! oh, wait . . ]
    Brazilian Amazon deforestation hits new record in May

    Deforestation continued to surge in the Brazilian Amazon last month, according to official figures released Friday, showing it was the worst May and worst first five months of the year on record. [more]

    [hey, why don't we all fuck up our forests?! That'll show 'em]
    U.S. unveils vision for more development in national forests

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday unveiled what he called a "blueprint" for enabling energy extraction, mining, grazing and logging in federal forests by speeding up environmental reviews and permitting. [more]

    A Mosquito-Borne Illness That Kills Over 30% of Those Infected Could Spike This Summer

    Mosquitos are the deadliest animals in the world and have taken thousands of lives through illnesses like malaria, West Nile, Zika, and more.

    As the weather gets warmer, health officials are warning about Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare disease that can cause an inflammation of the brain. The number of cases in the United States spiked from six to 38 between 2018 and 2019.

    The disease kills 30% percent of those infected. Those who survive may still live with neurological disabilities.

    Climate change, increased rainfall, and travel can contribute to the increased number of cases of the disease.

    There is no vaccine for EEE; the best way to prevent the disease is to prevent mosquito bites. [more; hey thanks . .]

    [bad idea finally dies]
    Chesapeake’s Demise Marks End of Shale Model That Changed the World

    It will go down as wildest of the shale wildcatters, the overreaching pioneer of fracking techniques that minted vast fortunes and, now, have left behind ruin.

    At long last, financial reality has caught up with Chesapeake Energy Corp., avatar of the boom and subsequent bust of North American shale.

    Chesapeake’s spiral toward oblivion accelerated this week with executives said to be preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing, signaling the imminent end of Chief Executive Officer Doug Lawler’s 7-year campaign to turn around the troubled gas explorer. For a company that’s been skirting disaster for most of the past decade, the Covid-19-driven collapse in world energy prices merely added one more exclamation point to a tale of risk, hubris and debt. [more; go fuck yourself, idiot]

    [part 5 next]

  5. South Carolina Woman Discovers Huge Ancient Megalodon Shark Tooth While Exploring Near River

    Jessica Rose-Standafer Owens was exploring the muddy banks of a river near Charleston, South Carolina when she came upon a shark tooth that she instantly realized was larger than normal.

    She had discovered a tooth that once belonged to a Megalodon — a massive prehistoric predator that grew to be "between 15 and 18 meters in length, three times longer than the largest recorded great white shark," reports London's Natural History Museum.

    Like every other part of the Megalodon shark, the extinct animal's teeth were also very large. The tooth Owens found measured 5.75 inches and weighed 15.9 ounces — just under a pound. [more; wait, ONE TOOTH weighed a pound? holy SHIT!]

    [here we go again!]
    Beijing goes into 'wartime mode' and locks down after a spike in coronavirus cases emerge at a wholesale market

    A district in Beijing discovered a cluster of novel coronavirus cases tied to a major wholesale market this week and said it was going into "wartime emergency mode."

    Out of 517 people tested at the Xinfadi wholesale market in the southwest district of Fengtai, 45 tested positive but were not showing symptoms, according to Beijing's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The spike in infections has prompted the capital to immediately ban inter-province tourism, shut schools, and suspend sports events.

    Chinese authorities are on high alert to new clusters of the virus emerging at markets after a seafood market in Wuhan became the suspected epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak. [more; rinse and repeat all over the world]

    Carbon dioxide reaches a record level despite COVID-19's drastic impact

    The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced.

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million (ppm) for 2020 in May, the highest monthly reading ever recorded, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, who used measurements at Mauna Loa Observatory.

    That's a carbon dioxide level not experienced by the atmosphere in at least several million years, according to the scientists' press release. [more; up 2.4 ppm over last year]

    [see 6th comment]

  6. El Niño not likely this year, forecasters say, further boosting chances of a busy hurricane season

    El Niño isn't likely to form this year, federal forecasters announced Thursday. This could be more bad news for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which is already off to a roaring start with a record three named storms so far. [more]

    [in weather news for my area]
    Cool and comfortable weather to grace the Northeast and Great lakes into early next week

    "Temperatures will swing to 5-15 degrees below average for the middle of June this weekend," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Nicole LoBiondo. [more; 56 F when i woke up today]

    Hurricane Watchers See Wild Season With No Relief From Pacific [we'll see]

    [HERO alert]
    Canadian conservation officer fired for refusing to kill bear cubs wins legal battle

    A conservation officer in Canada who was fired for refusing to kill two black bear cubs has won a protracted legal battle over his termination.

    “I feel like the black clouds that have hung over my family for years are finally starting to part,” Bryce Casavant told the Guardian. “But the moment is bittersweet – my firing should have never happened in the first place.” [more; he killed the mama bear though, so he's no hero after all]

    [7th piece follows]

  7. Fired Florida scientist builds coronavirus site showing far more cases than state reports

    [so the state will just declare it UNOFFICIAL]

    Florida’s former top coronavirus data scientist has launched a website showing far more COVID-19 information than she said the state allowed her to report as an employee, including statistics contradicting Florida’s official coronavirus numbers accompanying the push to reopen the state. [more]
    [no, by all means, re-open so we can add to the list of dead]

    [let's see how long this bad idea lasts]
    Unarmed professionals will now respond to non-criminal police calls in San Francisco to reduce 'police confrontations'

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in the coming months, professionals would respond to non-criminal calls instead of officers.

    The move is part of a four-part plan to limit police confrontation.

    Police will no longer respond to non-criminal calls, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced as part of a set of policies to address structural inequities.

    The city will divert non-violent calls from the police department to "non-law enforcement agencies," according to the statement. [more; what non-law enforcement agencies?]

    [for those keeping score at home]
    Baker Hughes reports U.S. oil-rig count down by 7 this week

    [weather on the other coast]
    Late Season Weekend Snowfall Could Hit Northwest Mountains (With Forecast Video)

    Winter-like weather will return to the northwestern United States this weekend, possibly slowing down truckers and freight flows for a brief time. [more]

    [China keeps grabbing land - first Tibet, now India]
    China annexes 60 square km of India in Ladakh as simmering tensions erupt between two superpowers

    China has occupied more than sixty square kilometres of Indian territory in eastern Ladakh, according to a senior Indian Army source, in a dramatic escalation of the simmering tension between the two Asian superpowers. [more]

    The move echoes Xi Jinping's expansionism in the South China Sea where Beijing have moved to construct military bases in contested territory and has been unchallenged due to its superior military. [more]

    Power continues to be restored across Michigan [68 sec. weather/news spot]

  8. [some Saturday headlines from RF]
    News Links, June 13, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    UK economy contracted by 20.4% in April, the largest monthly fall on record

    U.N. warns pandemic could force millions into child labor

    Our Wile E. Coyote Economy: Nothing But Financial Engineering

    Emerging-Market Debt Crisis Brews as State Firms Need Rescue

    FED Is Printing Dollars Out of Control, Which Will Lead To Its Collapse

    Spain's $6 Trillion Home Market Faces Second Crash in Decade

    Face masks, health checks and long check-ins: the future of flying

    Looming US sanctions shake Syria, hasten economic meltdown

    US Sends [junk] F-35s to Middle East, Likely Targeting Iran

    North Korea Laments Failed Deal With Trump - Will Again Test Nukes And Missiles

    Scrub that: Pandemic forces ship owners to shelve anti-pollution gear
    Ship owners are postponing or cancelling the installation of "scrubbers" that extract harmful sulphur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens finances.

    Island nations facing a 'perfect storm' as the coronavirus intersects with hurricane season

    Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave

    CDC warns U.S. may reimplement strict coronavirus measures if cases go up 'dramatically'

    Russia rolls out first approved COVID-19 drug as infections pass 500,000

    International Criminal Court, seeking to investigate US troops for war crimes, condemns Trump's sanctions order

    Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO
    Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran US regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher.

    US Propaganda Outlets Omit Black Lives Matter Protests [duh]

    America Convulses in Pain, Fed Bails Out the Wealthy

    Poll: Most Americans, including Republicans, support sweeping [stupid] Democratic police reform proposals

    American Cancer Society eliminates 1,000 jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Oklahoma cop faces backlash but won't apologize after saying African Americans 'probably ought to be' shot more by police

    Are you an anarchist? Lawyers say New York police grilled protesters' politics

    More than 21,000 have signed petition to keep Disneyland closed amid coronavirus pandemic

    'Persistent fragilities' ahead for households and businesses -Fed report

    U.S. manufacturers struggle to keep workers in face of weak demand

    COVID-19 Lockdowns Spark 41% Collapse In Black-Owned Businesses In America

  9. [Holy Shit explosion]
    Deadly oil tanker truck explosion in China sends ruptured vehicle flying through the air (VIDEOs)

    The incident happened in the Zhejiang Province after the vehicle caught fire, Chinese media reported, citing local officials. At least nine people have been killed and 112 others injured in the incident, which happened on an expressway in Taizhou city in the east of the country.

    The explosion also started a major fire, with 450 firefighters deployed to the scene to tackle it. [volunteer fire dept?]

    The blast waves shattered glass and even broke down doors in a nearby village. [more]

    [great Mexican soccer funeral tribute]
    Football prodigy who was SHOT DEAD scores goal from the grave as Mexican mourners bundle coffin in BIZARRE stunt (VIDEO)

    Twelve of his teammates took part in a farewell match on a plaza pitch where Martinez played before one of them kicked a ball against his coffin, watching it rebound beyond a goalkeeper and into a goal as the crowd of youngsters descended on the casket to celebrate. [more]

    [from Capt. Obvious]
    Soros & Steyer exposed as backers of ‘paramilitary’ left-wing group in undercover Project Veritas VIDEO

    As part of its series of undercover videos exposing left-wing organizations like Antifa, Project Veritas released footage claiming to show far-left Democrat activists bragging about George Soros funding and political connections.
    Tom Steyer – who unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for 2020 – and liberal financier George Soros are both named as financial contributors in the new clip on Refuse Fascism, an organization dedicated to removing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from office.
    [more; let's remove THEM!]