Thursday, July 2, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-01

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

2020-07-01 - Hundreds of elephants mysteriously dying, mostly around waterholes, in Botswana:

Quote: "In early May, a dozen elephants died mysteriously in the famed Okavango Delta, the Botswana tourism ministry confirmed. By mid-June, it was reported that upwards of 200 elephants had perished in the area, but the tusks of deceased elephants were not removed, which suggested poachers did not kill them."

Quote: "By mid-June, the number of deaths stood at 169, but this figure has now more than doubled, with an aerial survey revealing 70% of the carcasses centred on watering holes."

Quote: "The cause of the deaths is not yet known, but the government claims the two most likely possibilities - poisoning by humans and anthrax - have already been ruled out."

Quote: "'There was good evidence to show elephants of all ages and sex appear to be dying,' said the report penned by EWB director Mike Chase."

Quote: "Dr McCann has also tentatively ruled out natural anthrax poisoning, which killed at least 100 elephants in Bostwana last year. But they have been unable to rule out either poisoning or disease. The way the animals appear to be dying - many dropping on their faces - and sightings of other elephants walking in circles points to something potentially attacking their neurological systems, Dr McCann said."

Note: Just like the people suddenly collapsing dead. Hydrogen sulfide is a neurotoxin. It's also a heavier-than-air gas so it will tend to flow to low-lying areas, which are the same areas where waterholes are located. It's also water-soluble...

2020-07-01 - Huge scrap metal fire erupts at metal recycling center in Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

Quote: "A huge pile of scrap metal and other rubbish caught fire Wednesday morning at a recycling plant on Scenic Highway, sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air as firefighters scrambled to contain the blaze."

2020-07-01 - Car bursts into flame just after 2 AM while parked in parking garage, fire spreads to more cars, in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "A car fire ended up engulfing a parking garage in the Bronx early Wednesday morning. The city fire department arrived at the garage located at 1959 Jerome Avenue in Morris Heights just after 2 a.m. A car inside the garage went up in flames and soon the whole garage caught fire."

2020-07-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage on Lincoln Street in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2020-07-01 - Cars go up in flames while parked in underground parking garage in Alkmaar (Netherlands), near the coast:

Quote: "According to local security region Veiligheidsregio Noord-Holland Noord, around 150 cars were parked in the garage when the fire started. How many of them were damaged, is not yet clear. Explosions could be heard at the scene. According to the security region, the bangs were the sound of car tyres exploding."

2020-07-01 - Home explodes on New Glendale Road near Elizabethtown (Kentucky), 5 injured:

2020-07-01 - Home explodes in Copperfield (Canada):

Note: These are the 53rd and 54th residential explosions in 2020...

2020-07-01 - Crane bursts into flame at railyard in Ferndale (Michigan):

2020-07-01 - Brush fire breaks out on the south shore of Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe (California):

2020-07-01 - Cargo ship 'Izumo' bursts into flame at port in coastal Chittagong (Bangladesh):

Quote: "General cargo ship IZUMO reportedly caught fire at Chittagong port in the afternoon Jul 1, details unknown."

2020-07-01 - Boat bursts into flame in Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe near Barrie (Canada):

2020-07-01 - Yacht goes up in flames and kills 2 people while docked in coastal North Geelong (Australia):

Quote: "Two people have died after fire engulfed a yacht southwest of Melbourne last night. Emergency services were called to a jetty in North Geelong after reports of a fire about 6.30pm."

2020-07-01 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Thaa Atoll (Maldive Islands), 2 injured:

Quote: "A speed launch traveling out of COMO Maalifushi Private Island Resort with six people have caught fire destroying the vessel completely. Maldives Police Service said that two people sustained burn injuries in the fire and they have been taken back to Maalifushi Resort and are now being treated for their injuries."

Note: These are the 581st, 582nd, 583rd and 584th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-01 - Campaign bus bursts into flame on I-59 in DeKalb County (Alabama):

Quote: "A political tour bus caught on fire on I-59 in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office shared photos of the bus, decorated with Tommy Tuberville campaign graphics. Authorities said the driver of the bus was not injured. Tommy Tuberville was not on board the bus at the time."

2020-07-01 - Passenger bus bursts into flame inside tunnel in Shanxi Province (China):

Note: These are the 162nd and 163rd buses to burn in 2020...

2020-07-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 near Huntington (West Virginia):

2020-07-01 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at work site in Union (New Jersey):

2020-07-01 - Tractor (combine) and field go up in flames in Osborne County (Kansas):

Note: These are the 944th, 945th and 946th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-01 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2020-07-01 - RV, 13 other vehicles and home destroyed by fire near Farmington (New Mexico):

Quote: "San Juan County spokesman Devin Neely said the blaze claimed a house, a recreational vehicle and 13 other vehicles before firefighters brought it under control at approximately 4 p.m. July 1, but there were no injuries reported."

2020-07-01 - RV bursts into flame while parked in Gold Hill (Oregon):

2020-07-01 - RV bursts into flame at gas station on West Third Avenue in Escondido (California):

Note: These are the 204th, 205th and 206th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-07-01 - Van bursts into flame on Northfield Drive in Wilmslow (Britain):

2020-07-01 - Car bursts into flame on Rankin Avenue in Dunlap (Tennessee):

2020-07-01 - Car bursts into flame near Highland Ranch Parkway in Reno (Nevada):

2020-07-01 - Car bursts into flame on Bath Road in Old Sodbury (Britain):

2020-07-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-170 in St. Louis (Missouri):

Note: About 3.5 miles from me as the gas blows...

2020-07-01 - Agricultural vehicle bursts into flame off Den Lane in Wrinehill (Britain):

2020-07-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on Williams Branch in Wittensville (Kentucky):

2020-07-01 - Liquor store destroyed by fire at 2:12 AM in Burlington (Vermont):

2020-07-01 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire just before 5 AM in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2020-07-01 - Shopping center damaged by fire shortly before 6:30 AM on Mills Drive in Kendall (Florida):

2020-07-01 - Home damaged by fire on Willow Spring Road in Troutville (Virginia):

2020-07-01 - Home under construction damaged by fire near Highway C in St. Peters (Missouri), nobody there:

2020-07-01 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 5:45 AM at Johnson Lake (Nebraska):

2020-07-01 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Elizabethtown Road in Mount Joy Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-01 - Four homes and coach house go up in flames on North Mason Avenue in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-07-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM on South Broadway Street in the Fells Point area in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2020-07-01 - Sea turtle found dead on beach in coastal Mazatlán (Mexico):

2020-07-01 - Summer of 2019 had highest honeybee die-off ever recorded:

2020-07-01 - Couple, 57 and 61, found dead in Eagle Lake near Vicksburg (Mississippi), empty 'ghost boat' found nearby:

Quote: "Their undamaged pontoon boat and James Reno's body were found about 4 1/2 hours apart on Tuesday, and Debra Reno's body was found Wednesday. Their cell phones and other personal items were on the boat, WLBT-TV reported. Debra Reno's body was not far from the spot where her husband's was found, Pace told the Vicksburg Post."

2020-07-01 - Three girls found dead in drain in Assam (India):

2020-07-01 - Man, 37, found dead on beach in coastal Naples (Florida):

2020-07-01 - Man, 57, found dead in the water at China Beach in coastal San Francisco (California):

2020-07-01 - Man found dead in truck at apartments in Houston (Texas):

2020-07-01 - Man, 40, has 'medical emergency' and collapses while mowing grass then dies, in Wallsend (Kentucky):

Quote: "Investigators say 40-year old Freddie Daniels, of Pineville, was on the grass mowing detail in the Wallsend community Wednesday morning when he suffered a medical emergency and stopped breathing. KSP says CPR was performed at the scene before Daniels was taken by ambulance to Pineville Community Health Center where he was pronounced dead."

Note: Wallsend is located along the Cumberland River...

2020-07-01 - Man, 32, found dead in Van Etten Creek in Oscoda Township (Michigan):

2020-07-01 - Woman, 56, found dead on Forrest Hill Boulevard in Palm Springs (Florida), near the coast:

2020-07-01 - Woman found dead near Harrison Road and Green Ridge Road in Montgomery (Alabama):

2020-07-01 - Man, 70, found dead in pond in Darlington (South Carolina):

2020-07-01 - Man found dead in the Niagara River in Buffalo (New York):

2020-07-01 - Man, 53, found dead at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park (Kentucky):

2020-07-01 - Man found dead in the Catawba River near Catawba (South Carolina):

2020-07-01 - Man, 19, found dead in Lake Huron at Wasaga Beach (Canada):

2020-07-01 - Young woman found dead in canal in Faisalabad (Pakistan):

2020-07-01 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home in coastal Maryport (Britain):

Quote: "Cumbria Police have confirmed that a man was found dead after suffering a medical episode and there was nothing suspicious."

2020-07-01 - Man found dead on Marlborough (street) in coastal Seaham (Britain):

2020-07-01 - Man in his 50s found dead at Bank Hall Park in Burnley (Britain):

2020-07-01 - Woman, 65, has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into pickup truck, in Parsippany (New Jersey), 2 injured:

Quote: "A 65-year-old woman suffered a medical episode behind the wheel of a 1993 Jeep Cherokee and lost control of the vehicle while driving east on Route 46, police said."

2020-07-01 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), engine failure:

2020-07-01 - Small plane crashes and burns in wooded area near Round Rock (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-07-01 - Small plane crashes at Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-07-01 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 6 in Eagle County (Colorado), 1 injured:

2020-07-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-20 in Taylor County (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-07-01 - SUV veers across median, swipes one car, crashes head-on into another car, near St. George (Utah), 3 killed:

2020-07-01 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Levittown on coastal Long Island (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-07-01 - SUV crashes into wall on Water Street in Idaho Falls (Idaho), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 911 call came in shortly after 3 p.m. after a witness saw a man step out of a red jeep that had crashed into a retaining wall on Water Avenue and Walnut Street, according to Idaho Falls Police Department spokeswoman Jessica Clements. Witnesses say that bystanders and an IFPD officer pulled the 51-year-old man out of the Jeep. The officer then began performing CPR on the unresponsive man. First responders suspect the man suffered a medical emergency, Clements said."

2020-07-01 - SUV plows into restaurant in Ross Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-07-01 - Pickup truck overturns near home at 3:30 AM near Ozark (Arkansas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-07-01 - Car overturns on I-90 near Greycliff (Montana), 1 killed:

2020-07-01 - Man's pit bull attacks and kills him at home in Jeffersonville (Indiana):

2020-07-01 - Three-story gym collapses on Court Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-07-01 - Bridge over Box Elder Creek partially collapses near Nemo (South Dakota):

2020-07-01 - Powerful bomb cyclone pounds southern Brazil, 10+ killed, 600,000 people in the dark:

2020-07-01 - This year's cold and wet spring reduces US wheat acreage to its lowest levels since USDA records began in 1919, Corn and potatoes down too:

2020-07-01 - Heavy rain and flooding destroy vast cropland in Bangladesh:

2020-07-01 - Summer storm Päivö leaves nearly 60,000 homes without power in Finland:

2020-07-01 - Terrifying chart shows how COVID-19 patients who end up in hospital may be almost certain to die if they have a vitamin D deficiency:

2020-07-01 - Gray-tailed tattler shorebird from Asia, never before recorded in Canada, found in Kitimat (Canada):

2020-07-01 - A cash cliff spells trouble for US unemployed and everyone else:

2020-07-01 - US Marines’ new weapon can electrocute enemies from 300 feet away and is so dangerous they had to make it LESS deadly:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, everyone.

    i like the new spotlight on the Arctic! You wrap it all up with news stories illustrating your thesis. We're in for it.

    Friday, 3 July 2020
    In case you missed it incredible amounts of rainfall has affected untold millions of people, displaced hundreds of thousands and killed hundreds after torrential rainfall around the world in June and early July

    While the world's attention focuses on Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, June and early July has affected untold millions of people, displaced hundreds of thousands and killed hundreds after torrential rainfall around the world [more]

    Another magnificent beast in danger: 130,000 Saiga Antelopes have died this spring bringing the total to more than 350,000 in the last 5 years with experts not able to agree on the cause of deaths.

    during May and early June 2020, researchers have discovered more than half of the country's herd, around 130,000 have died. The extent and speed are really unheard of according to veterinarian Steffen Zuther who believes bacteria is to blame for the death of the saigas. [more; could be JJFH too]

    NEW - Digital Ultra Violet Electromagnetic Radiation - 3 Locations/ 3 Extreme UV [MrMBB333 video] [~ 1 min.]

    [here's another one, ~ 11.6 min.]
    Scientists BAFFLED as GIANT Star just Disappears! OR is something BIGGER Hiding it??

    BP and Shell Write-Off Billions in Assets, Citing Covid-19 and Climate Change

    The moves were seen as a possible turning point as plummeting demand makes big oil companies admit they’re not worth what they used to be. [more]

    Mayfly Madness: This Massive Swarm of Mayflies Was so BIG it Was Detected on NWS Weather Radar While Invading Towns Along The Mississippi River and Heading Towards the Twin Cities

    A massive swarm of mayflies, detected by National Weather Service weather radar starting after 9 p.m. Thursday, invaded downtown Burlington, Iowa along the Mississippi River. [more]

    [2nd part below]

  2. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From The Latest U.S. Employment Numbers

    Is the U.S. economy starting to rebound from the massive downturn that the coronavirus lockdowns caused? Some new employment numbers were released on Thursday, and they were very interesting. Many are boldly declaring that these new numbers are fantastic news for the U.S. economy, but that is greatly oversimplifying matters. So far in 2020, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs, and we knew that millions of those jobs would eventually come back as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. And on Thursday, we received confirmation that millions of those jobs are indeed coming back…

    But first, I wanted to point out that the main reason why payrolls rose by 4.8 million was because the number of Americans that were classified as being temporarily laid off declined by 4.8 million last month. At the same time, the number of permanent job losses last month actually rose by more than half a million compared to the month before… [more]

    Never Before Have I Seen So Much Fake Unemployment & Jobs Data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor Department Nails It

    Labor Department today: People on state & federal unemployment insurance jumped to 31.5 million, worst ever.
    Bureau of Labor Statistics today: 4.8 million jobs created, unemployment dropped by 3.2 million.
    BLS under-reported unemployment by 13.7 million, based on data from the Labor Department. What’s happening is infuriating. Read and cringe. [more; BLS posts complete lying bullshit]

    Unemployment is Much Worse Than it Looks

    It is hard to know how many PUA claims represent people working 0 hours, but the answer is somewhere between 20 million and 30 million.

    Note that All Claims and PUA Claims hit new record highs and both are up since the prior reference week that sets the unemployment rate.

    Unemployment vs Claims in June 13 Reference Week

    Unemployed: 17.750 Million
    Continued State Claims: 19.231 Million
    All Claims: 31.491 Million

    The discrepancy between continued state claims and the number of unemployed is 1.481 million.

    And that does not count those on PUA who are genuinely unemployed.

    Is the difference entirely fraud?

    My take is that a record number of businesses closed or will close due to Covid-19. Some of those people may have found other work and if so are double-counted. Others were counted when they should not be.

    Looking Ahead

    State Continued Claims,, PUA Claims, and Total Claims all rose this past week.

    Reopenings In Reverse

    Importantly, reopenings are in reverse and that is not reflected in any of this data. [more]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. 'Airplane!' at 40: David Zucker defends the comedy classic's controversial jive-talking sequence: 'Everything is so sensitive nowadays'

    [lots of highlights, see ~ 3 min. of Johnny's best lines]

    [from our No Shit, Sherlock desk]
    Jane Goodall: If humans don't change "we're going to destroy ourselves"

    While COVID-19 and protests for racial justice command the world's collective attention, ecological destruction, species extinction and climate change continue unabated. While the world's been focused on other crises, an alarming study was released warning that species extinction is now progressing so fast that the consequences of "biological annihilation" may soon be "unimaginable." [more]

    [and from Duh news]
    Satellite Data Exposes A Massive Methane Problem

    Leaky oil and gas infrastructure has been playing an outsized role in climate change by spewing out far more quantities of an even more potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than earlier thought. [more]

    [cue Martha and The Vandellas]
    Get ready for a heat wave coming in July: Accuweather

    A potential heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. [more; ~ 2.25 min. weather spot]

    BAYPOINT WILDFIRE: Raw Video Of Firefighters Battling Early Morning Baypoint Wildfire [~ 6 min. video]

    China’s Worsening Floods Highlight Extreme Weather Threat

    Weeks of torrential rain in southern China have left millions of people without homes and caused billions of yuan in economic losses, with environmental groups warning the extreme floods are likely to become more common. [more]

    Monkeys infected with novel coronavirus developed short-term immunity

    Test monkeys infected with the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic were protected from reinfection for up to 28 days later, a Chinese study out Thursday in the journal Science said. [more]

    Nerve agent fear as hundreds of elephants perish mysteriously in Botswana

    [as Jonny surmised - H2S very well could be the cause]

    The mysterious death of hundreds of elephants in Botswana has left experts alarmed that there could be a dangerous neurotoxin spreading through one of Africa’s largest conservationist areas. [more]

    [4th section next]

  4. Boeing Quietly Pulls Plug on the 747, Closing Era of Jumbo Jets

    Boeing Co. hasn’t told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its hulking 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for the twin-aisle pioneer.

    The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area factory in about two years, a decision that hasn’t been reported but can be teased out from subtle wording changes in financial statements, people familiar with the matter said. [more]

    [no pension left unfunded!]
    World’s Largest Pension Fund Loses $165 Billion in Worst Quarter

    The world’s biggest pension fund posted a record loss in the first three months of 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic sparked a global market rout in the period. [more]

    The Radical Solution Tucked Into the House Democrats’ New Climate Plan

    buried on page 535 of the plan is what amounts to a call for a federal geoengineering research program

    just because the idea of geoengineering the planet is batshit crazy doesn’t mean it won’t happen. [more]

    [don't feel bad, it's that way here too]
    Texas Makes Face Masks Compulsory in Reversal by Governor

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered residents to wear face coverings in public amid a spike in Covid-19 cases across the second-most populous U.S. state.

    In a reversal of his months-long opposition to such a mandate, Abbott on Thursday said the order applies to all counties with 20 or more virus cases. He also barred people from gathering outdoors in groups larger than 10. Texas reported its second-worst day of the pandemic with almost 8,000 new cases and a surge in hospital admissions. [more]

    More Than 300 Kids In Texas Day Cares Test Positive For COVID-19

    307 kids in Texas-based day cares have tested positive for COVID-19, and the cases are only increasing [more]

    Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative

    Two decades ago, only a handful of climate-related lawsuits had ever been filed worldwide. Today, that number is 1,600, including 1,200 lawsuits in the United States alone, according to data reported Friday by the London School of Economics. [more]

    NFL Player Crashes Chevy Camaro Into Lake Erie

    According to witnesses, the Camaro was “traveling at a high rate of speed.” We interpret that as speeding, but that’s just a guess. It left the road, drove through a grassy area, then launched off an embankment and into the water below. When police arrived, they found Braswell still in the driver’s seat, trying to get the car moving forward. Officers said he seemed confused and mentioned being stuck, apparently unaware of his situation.

    A field breath test showed Braswell was over Ohio’s legal blood alcohol limit, said police. That means he’s facing an Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated charge. Yet, when officers talked to him at the scene, he insisted he wasn’t drunk “at all.” [more]

    [5th installment awaits]

  5. U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it

    In response to a directive from Congress, the Department of Energy released a report this week assessing the risks of a 50-year-old cracking and crumbling concrete nuclear waste repository in the Marshall Islands, but the findings did little to ease the concerns of Marshallese leaders in the Central Pacific.

    The DOE report found that Runit Dome, a repository for atomic waste the United States produced during Cold War weapons testing, is sound and that radioactive leakage into the nearby lagoon is not significant. [more; of course!]

    Climate Change Fuels U.S. Dust Storms With Dire Health Consequences

    Dust storms—those billowing walls of sand and dirt often seen seen in the more arid regions of the world—doubled in the American Southwest between the 1990s to 2000s.

    Data now suggest these weather systems in the U.S. may be associated with increased intensive care unit admissions. [more]

    A Full Buck Moon Will Illuminate the Night Sky Fourth of July Weekend

    July’s full “Buck Moon” is expected to rise on Sunday, July 5.

    The moon will begin to rise after sunset on the evening of July 4, and reach maximum opacity and brightness at 12:44 a.m. EDT on July 5.

    The term “Buck Moon” refers to the male deer, whose antlers finish growing and hardening in the summer. [more]

    U.S. EPA puts 2021 biofuel blending mandate proposal on hold indefinitely, sources say

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put on hold indefinitely a proposal for the amount of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel next year, two sources familiar with the matter said. [more]

    [this is in U.K., but i expect a huge spike in home-schooling]
    Parents can be fined for not returning children to school in September, official guidance says

    Parents can be fined for failing to return their children to school in September, official guidance said yesterday.

    School attendance will be mandatory again from the start of the autumn term, meaning parents could face penalties if they do not comply. [more]

    Sweden's prime minister orders an inquiry into the failure of the country's no-lockdown coronavirus strategy

    Sweden has launched an inquiry into its no-lockdown policy after thousands of coronavirus deaths in the country.

    Sweden now has the fifth-highest per capita death rate in the world with a larger death toll than all of its neighbours' combined.

    Sweden's daily new cases rose to over 1,000 in the last week, up from fewer than 500 in May.

    Sweden's prime minister said the country must now change its approach. [more; lil late]

  6. [some Friday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, July 3, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    The War On Cash – COVID Edition Part II

    U.S.-China relations are headed for the 'darkest chapter yet,' says Eurasia Group

    China and India to move troops 'in batches' from disputed border

    Washington threatens military action against Iran after heated UN meeting

    Europe Portrays Both America and Iran As Rogue States At the UN

    U.S. seeks to seize gasoline in four Iran tankers bound for Venezuela

    Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

    Palestinians & Global Allies Rise Up Against Annexation

    $40 Oil Isn't Enough To Prevent A Wave Of Shale Bankruptcies

    It's Not Just Meat: All Farm and Food Workers Are in Peril

    Climate change is altering terrestrial water availability

    Public Outcry Follows Gilead Decision to Charge $3000 for COVID Drug that Costs Pennies to Produce

    U.S. coronavirus cases soar by more than 50,600 in record single-day jump

    Florida shatters records with over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in single day

    Severe COVID-19 can damage the brain, preliminary study finds

    'Very little risk' that pets can infect owners with COVID, WHO says

    Researchers find neurological damage in four children with coronavirus inflammatory syndrome

    U.S. military coronavirus cases surge as Pentagon lifts travel restrictions

    Waste of Time to Test Says Mexico as 50% Test Positive

    Trump Administration Buys up Nearly All the World's Supply of Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir

    Connecting the Dates – US Media Used To Stop The 'Threat' of Peace

    Dancing Through the Geopolitical Minefield
    The elites dancing through the minefield all have plans, but how many are prepared for the punch in the mouth?

    America's Two Right-Wing Parties Keep Accusing Each Other Of Being Far-Left

    How An NYPD Officer Can Hit A Teen With His Car In Front Of Several Witnesses And Get Away With It

    BLS Admits "Survey Error" Continues, Resulting In Artificially Lower Unemployment Rate

    Illinois' pandemic budget relies on $6.5 billion in revenue that hasn't materialized

  7. It’s Official: The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships are Truly 'Garbage'

    The first four of the Navy’s notoriously expensive Littoral Combat Ships have under a year of service life left in their hulls. The announcement by Vice Admiral J. W. Kilby, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations listed March, 31, 2021 as the ship’s projected inactive date. [more; JUNK!]

    'I don't think we're going to be able to contain this virus:' Fears of second wave loom large

    [Canada's view]
    Dr. Banerji added the current tests aren’t providing a clear picture of how embedded the virus was in the community and there is likely a higher rate of infection than we know.

    “The test is faulty, it has a false negative rate of 30-50 per cent,[more]

    Penn State University Announces First Known COVID-19-Related Death Among Students

    University officials say, Juan Garcia, 21, of Allentown, died June 30. [more]

    Sailor Aboard Deployed Carrier Roosevelt Dies After Medical Emergency

    A sailor assigned to a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet squadron embarked aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt died Thursday after experiencing a medical emergency, officials said.

    Climate change will make world too hot for 60 per cent of fish species

    Fish are at a far greater risk from climate change than previously thought, as researchers have shown that embryos and spawning adults are more susceptible to warming oceans. [more]