Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-20


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

2020-07-20 - Wildfires have raged across tens of millions of acres in Siberia, burning an area larger than Greece:

Quote: "Using satellite data, Greenpeace Russia reported an estimated 19 million hectares, about 47 million acres, of forests, steppes and fields have burned across Siberia since January. About 10 million hectares of these territories suffered forest fires."

2020-07-20 - Around 35 cars go up in flames while parked at seaside terminal in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "A huge plume of black smoke was visible around the Providence area from cars that caught fire at Fields Point. The smoke was visible at about 1 p.m. Fire Chief Brian Mahoney told NBC 10 News it happened at Waterson Terminal Services. Mahoney said in total, 35 cars burned. They were set to be shipped to Africa."

2020-07-20 - Landfill fire breaks out off Hedger Lane in Lexington (Kentucky):

2020-07-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits at Red Bud Isle and Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake (Texas):

2020-07-20 - White House to resume daily COVID-19 briefings:

2020-07-20 - Firefighter and medic, man, 28, has 'medical emergency' at fire station and dies in Charleston (West Virginia):

Quote: "A Charleston firefighter and medic has died. Jason Cuffee, 28, of Dunbar, died after suffering an apparent medical emergency Monday morning, according to a news release from the Charleston Fire Department. He was a firefighter and medic."

2020-07-20 - Man, 20, dies after losing consciousness in lake at swimming center in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

Quote: "A young man drowned while swimming at Lake Pines Swim Club on Monday. Fayetteville Police Department confirmed that officers arrived at the popular swimming center around 3:15 p.m. A 20-year-old man, later identified as Taylin Mack, was underwater near a diving board. First responders performed CPR on the man until medics arrived. They took Mack to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead."

Quote: "Mack's family told ABC11 they can't understand how he drowned. They said the 20-year-old loved to fish and swim."

2020-07-20 - Home destroyed by explosion just before 4 AM in Edmonton (Canada):

Note: This is the 62nd residential explosion in 2020...

2020-07-20 - Several wildfires burn thousands of acres across California:

2020-07-20 - Wildfire breaks out, burns 2,000 acres and destroys home, near Keensburg (Colorado):

2020-07-20 - Cargo ship 'Moreta Venture' bursts into flame at 5 AM near coastal Marikaban Island (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of general cargo ship MORETA VENTURE at around 0500 LT (UTC +8) Jul 20, off Marikaban Island, Batangas, south of Manila."

2020-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Tahoe near Dollar Point (California):

2020-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame at boat ramp at Liza Jackson Park in coastal Fort Walton Beach (Florida):

2020-07-20 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Mollösund (Sweden):

Note: These are the 658th, 659th, 660th and 661st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-75 in Henry County (Georgia):

Quote: "A car hauler was engulfed in flames Monday afternoon, causing authorities to shut down I-75 North in Henry County for hours. The fire also spread to some nearby woods, causing further issues, according to NewsChopper 2."

Note: This is the 31st car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on I-39 near Janesville (Wisconsin):

2020-07-20 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Gaston (Oregon):

2020-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Uncle Leo's Truck Stop in Glenfield (Australia):

2020-07-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:17 PM on the M5 in Easton-in-Gordano (Britain):

2020-07-20 - Tractor bursts into flame on road between Chaddesden and Spondon (Britain):

Note: These are the 1025th, 1026th, 1027th, 1028th, 1029th and 1030th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-20 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-64 near St. Albans (West Virginia):

2020-07-20 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Highway 410 near Toronto (Canada):

2020-07-20 - Utility truck bursts into flame on North Red Rock Road in Reno (Nevada):

2020-07-20 - Truck bursts into flame at tire recycling center in Thunder Bay (Canada):

2020-07-20 - RV bursts into flame on I-76 in Milton Township (Pennsylvania):

Note: This is the 225th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-07-20 - Van bursts into flame on the A140 in Suffolk (Britain):

2020-07-20 - SUV bursts into flame on State Route 347 in Maricopa County (Arizona):

2020-07-20 - Police car bursts into flame on Canal Street in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 4 in Antioch (California):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 near Thousand Palms (California):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near Lumberton (North Carolina):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Pond Brook Road in Chesterfield (New Hampshire):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on the A414 near Hatfield (Britain):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on the A35 near Christchurch (Britain):

2020-07-20 - Car bursts into flame on Hulls Drove in Crowland (Britain):

2020-07-20 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire, 3 more homes damaged, on Parker Street in coastal Kitty Hawk (North Carolina):

Quote: "The home, along with two cars, was completely destroyed with three adjacent homes sustaining fire damage."

2020-07-20 - Barn destroyed by massive inferno on Cemetery Road in Pilesgrove (New Jersey), nearly 300,000 chickens killed:

2020-07-20 - Restaurant damaged by fire on Maine Mall Road in coastal South Portland (Maine):

2020-07-20 - Warehouse damaged by fire on Industrial Avenue East in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2020-07-20 - Beach hut goes up in flames, fire roars up cliff and threatens homes, in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Quote: "The inferno appears to have erupted at a beach hut on the seafront before spreading up the adjacent grass bank and sending smoke and ash billowing up into the air."

2020-07-20 - Mobile home heavily damaged by carport fire in Fargo (North Dakota):

2020-07-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lynn Road in Durham (North Carolina):

2020-07-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Woodhills Boulevard in West Carrollton (Ohio):

2020-07-20 - Apartment building destroyed by massive fire in Princeton (Missouri):

2020-07-20 - Deadly fire burns home on Stewart Avenue in Roanoke (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-07-20 - Deadly fire burns home on Peach Court in Haines City (Florida):

2020-07-20 - Man and son, 63 and 35, found dead in car on Rachel Lane in Salisbury (North Carolina):

2020-07-20 - Man found dead in lake near hotel in Orlando (Florida):

2020-07-20 - Man jumps in the water and dies in Lake Minnetonka (Minnesota):

2020-07-20 - Man, 53, found dead in the Youghiogheny River in Rostraver (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-20 - Man, 32, found dead in the Delaware River at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-20 - Boy, 12, found dead in pond near Philadelphia (Missouri):

2020-07-20 - Man, 42, jumps in the water to retrieve oar and dies in Fort Pond in coastal Montauk (New York):

2020-07-20 - Man in his 30s found dead in Lake Ballinger (Washington):

2020-07-20 - Man jumps into the water and dies in Round Lake in Mason County (Michigan):

2020-07-20 - Man, 18, found dead in the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

2020-07-20 - Man, 56, found dead in the Llano River in Llano (Texas):

2020-07-20 - Man drops dead near store on Main Street in coastal Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts):

2020-07-20 - Woman found dead in the East River in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-07-20 - Man in his 70s or 80s found dead in reservoir at Giuffrida Park in Meriden (Connecticut):

2020-07-20 - US Air Force soldier dies after being found unresponsive at coastal Kunsan Air Base in Gunsan (South Korea):

2020-07-20 - Man, 75, found dead in the Bridgewater Canal in Altrincham (Britain):

2020-07-20 - Driver has 'medical episode', five cars crash, in The Villages (Florida), 1+ injured:

Quote: "A driver who appears to have suffered a medical episode was airlifted from the scene of a crash involving five vehicles in The Villages."

2020-07-20 - Driver has 'medical emergency' at 7 AM, car crashes, in Daviess County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "Deputies say it’s believed the driver had a medical emergency."

2020-07-20 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Route 422 near Daniel Boone Road in Exeter Township (Pennsylvania), engine failure:

2020-07-20 - Dutch military helicopter crashes into the Caribbean Sea near the island of Aruba, 2 killed:

2020-07-20 - Helicopter crash-lands, bursts into flame, near San Andreas (California), 3 injured:

2020-07-20 - Helicopter crashes into Thorburn Lake (Canada), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-07-20 - SUV veers off road before 2:30 AM, crashes into pole, in coastal Boca Raton (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-07-20 - Elephant attacks and kills two people near Gailo (India):

2020-07-20 - Man has 'medical emergency' and collapses on Rouen Road in Norwich (Britain), 500 feet from the River Yare:

Quote: "Norfolk Police confirmed that they were called at 12.55pm, and that the ambulance service was also called to the scene after it was reported that a man had collapsed. An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: 'An ambulance and rapid response vehicle attended a medical emergency on Rouen Road in Norwich shortly after 1.00pm today.'"

2020-07-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tunisia:

2020-07-20 - First COVID-19, now mosquitoes: bracing for bug-borne ills:

2020-07-20 - Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of the universe:


  1. Humpday, Jonny & everyone. Today is supposed to be even hotter than yesterday, which got to 94 [felt hotter]. Lotta lightning and thunder last night but little to no rain where i live. [i see St. Louis had weather problem too, see below]

    Not good for morale when a firefighter AND medic suddenly dies
    IN the station.

    PA all over the place in this day's report.

    Lots of people drowning (even a suspicious one) in water.

    uhm, last i looked, beach huts are not equipped with electricity or any other power source, so how's a fire . ..

    Buncha helicopters having problems too.

    FIRST ALERT: Sweltering Heat and Severe Storms to Hit Region
    [includes lead-in ~ 2.25 min. weather spot]

    Late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, severe storms with potentially damaging winds will move through the area

    By Wednesday afternoon, temperatures will feel like they're in the triple digits in most neighborhoods. [more]

    Lightning strikes 4 as violent storms hammer St. Louis

    As violent thunderstorms rattled south St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday night, four people in the city were struck by lightning.

    At 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, the St. Louis Fire Department released information regarding the lightning strikes on social media. The department reported that the four victims -- all of whom were men -- were transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and one was in critical condition.

    Eight people have been fatally struck by lightning so far in 2020 in the United States, according to National Weather Service data. [more]

    The East Coast heat wave isn't helping COVID-19 efforts

    An East Coast heat wave that's triggered advisories and excessive heat warnings, combined with the U.S.'s ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, could force vulnerable people into making hard choices about their health, experts say.

    This week's heat index, which refers to how hot it feels outside, is expected to exceed 100 degrees in cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. [more]

    The Real Unemployment Rate is 21%--and Heading Higher

    As businesses, agencies and organizations recalibrate to the reality that the V-shaped recovery was nothing but a brief fantasy, 6 million additional jobs lost may be a best-case scenario rather than the worst-case scenario.

    It is somewhat less than reassuring that the "official" unemployment rate of around 12% is roughly half of the "real-world" unemployment rate.

    But even the 21% real-world unemployment rate doesn't reflect the full unemployment picture: previously full-time workers who have had their hours cut to part-time aren't counted in unemployment statistics, even though their employment status has changed for the worse. [more; right, the #s are BOGUS!]

    [part 2 follows]

  2. Wednesday, 22 July 2020
    With speeds reaching 800 km per second solar wind batters the earth's magnetosphere constantly: It is a theory The Big Wobble has championed for years, solar activity reacting with the earth's magnetosphere causes large earthquakes worldwide claims a new paper

    A new paper released on Scientific Reports has the science world excited with possible proof of what many scientists have always believed but could never prove. Published just over a week ago it proceeded this year's largest quake, today's magnitude 7.8, which struck Alaska this morning. [more]

    Major M7.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. -- tsunami warning issued

    A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. at 06:12 UTC on July 22, 2020 (19:12 LT, July 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). EMSC registered it as M7.8 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). [more]

    Alaskan city residents evacuate after 7.8 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami warnings

    Residents of Homer, south Alaska were forced to evacuate the city after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake of the coast triggered tsunami warnings on July 22. Footage shows dozens of families taking refuge on elevated ground as they wait for further official advice. The filmer told Newsflare: "Approximately 10 minutes after the tsunami sirens went off, many people evacuated to the 'Welcome to Homer' sign and were not allowed to re-enter the city until around 1 a.m. Police advised us to drive up Diamond Ridge Road to higher ground." The US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later cancelled the tsunami warning. [more; loop of short videos]

    6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Fiji region: USGS

    [hey, when does "hurricane season" start?]
    Douglas expected to become a hurricane soon, heading toward Hawaii, U.S.

    Tropical Storm "Douglas" formed at 07:00 UTC on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as the fourth named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is moving west and is expected to become a hurricane soon. It is expected to continue heading W and weaken back to tropical storm strength over the weekend, just before it reaches Hawaii. [more]

    6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains grim in India

    The extensive flood situation due to seasonal monsoon rains remains severe in India as the death toll has crossed 470 this week, according to the National Emergency Response Center (NDMI). West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with 142 fatalities. More than 6 million people are now affected and more than 91 000 have been displaced. [more]

    [part 3 coming up]

  3. Newly Released FAA Documents Give Unprecedented Look Into Colorado Drone Swarm Mystery

    As covered in previous reports by The War Zone, law enforcement agencies in numerous rural counties in eastern Colorado and adjacent areas of Nebraska and Kansas received an influx of reports of large drones flying in formations at night for a period of several weeks during December 2019 and early January 2020. Many law enforcement personnel were among the reporting witnesses. In short order, the “mystery drone” wave also elicited serious expressions of concern from at least two U.S. senators and attention from Colorado’s governor and state public safety agency. The activity soon drew the attention of regional and later national news media, as well.

    Now, The War Zone can offer an unprecedented inside look at what was going on behind the scenes within the FAA, which was leading a task force to solve the drone mystery. Not only is the confusion within the agency made clear, but we now have multiple highly credible official reports from trained observers from the timeframe when the objects were present in the region. Many of them match to a remarkable degree and they allude to a unique arrangement in which a large drone seems to have been accompanied by a fleet of smaller ones. We also have the latest conclusions, or lack thereof, of what the FAA thinks actually was happening over those peculiar weeks last winter. [more; whole buncha paper leading to no conclusion]

    China evacuates thousands after floods threaten villages

    China has evacuated thousands of residents after a landslide blocked a river and created a barrier lake that threatened to submerge neighbouring villages, as large parts of the country reeled under some of the heaviest rainfall in decades. [more]

    Thames worst major river in Europe for microplastics as 94,000 particles flow down it every second

    The Thames is the worst major river in Europe for microplastics, scientists have said after they found 94,000 pieces of plastic flowed down it every second. While the river has been cleaned of many pollutants including trace metals in recent decades, with many lost species of fish returning, the research found that plastic pollution is a growing problem. Researchers at the Royal Holloway, University of London, found that the Thames had a higher density of microplastics than other major European rivers, including the Rhine in Germany and the Danube in Romania. [more; mostly from food wrappers]

    EPA finds plastic trash contaminates 2 remote Hawaii beaches

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as contaminated by trash, forcing the state to address the persistent problem of plastic deposited on its coastlines by swirling Pacific Ocean currents. [more]

    A Pipeline Is Quietly Ordered Shut in New Signal of Shale’s Woes

    Earlier this month, a federal judge stunned the U.S. energy sector with an order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline. Environmentalists hailed it as the first time a fully operating system had been forced to close by a legal challenge.

    As it turns out, it was actually the second time an oil pipeline was ordered shut in a matter of four days. [more]

    [so all around here there are barriers and trenches, pipe & dirt piles laying around with abandoned heavy equipment]

    Major pipelines take hit, but oil networks keep growing

    [4th section below]

  4. Flames From Hog Fire Rage Along California Highway

    The Hog Fire raged alongside Highway 36 in Northern California’s Lassen County on the evening of July 20.Tyler Day recorded video footage showing trees and shrubbery engulfed in flames as smoke plumes swirled into the night sky.The Hog Fire has burned 8,000 acres and was 5 percent contained at the time of writing, according to reports. [more; 37 sec. video]

    Bangladesh faces further flood crisis in monsoon-hit South Asia

    Deadly flooding will persist in Bangladesh for the next 10 days, officials warned Tuesday, as South Asia battles torrential monsoon rains which have already pounded the region for weeks.

    In flood-prone Bangladesh -- where almost one-third of the impoverished nation is underwater -- officials warned of an extended disaster in one of the worst deluges in recent years. [more]

    [opinion piece]
    The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market

    COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homes [more]

    Sudden outbreak of worms reported in South Korea's water supply [now with extra protein!]

    A week after the first reports of small worms or larvae being discovered in tap water in the South Korean city of Incheon, the problem has spread to towns and cities across the country and the prime minister has ordered an urgent investigation. Residents of nearly 600 households in Incheon, a coastal city to the west of Seoul, have complained of finding worms in their drinking water. City officials believe that insects may have laid eggs in water treatment facilities, with the larvae then making their way through the city’s pipes to emerge from taps. [more]

    [5th piece next]

  5. Thunderstorms Could Flood Parts Of U.S. This Week (With Forecast Video)

    A series of fronts, plus plenty of summer heat and humidity, will provide ample energy for thunderstorm development each day in places across the eastern two-thirds of the country.

    With lack of a strong jet stream to steer these systems at a steady cadence, the fronts may stall at times, prolonging the lives of some storms. This is why certain areas could get drenched with intense rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, leading to flash flooding, in addition to total rainfall amounts for the week potentially exceeding 5 or 6 inches.

    The areas most at risk, based on the latest outlook from the National Weather Service (NWS), are from northern Minnesota into northern Wisconsin, eastern Kansas into western and central Missouri, as well as the southern Appalchians. This includes, but is not limited to places such as Duluth, Minnesota; Kansas City, Missouri; and western North Carolina, including Asheville. [more]

    Scientists report that airborne coronavirus is probably infectious

    Scientists have known for several months the new coronavirus can become suspended in microdroplets expelled by patients when they speak and breathe, but until now there was no proof that these tiny particles are infectious.

    A new study by scientists at the University of Nebraska that was uploaded to a medical preprint site this week has shown for the first time that SARS-CoV-2 taken from microdroplets, defined as under five microns, can replicate in lab conditions.

    This boosts the hypothesis that normal speaking and breathing, not just coughing and sneezing, are responsible for spreading COVID-19 -- and that infectious doses of the virus can travel distances far greater than the six feet (two meters) urged by social distancing guidelines. [more]

    The EPA Has Verified Only 1 Disinfectant Brand As Effective Against COVID-19: Here's Who Makes It

    Lysol [more]

    US public increasingly skeptical of Covid-19 death toll, poll finds

    Skepticism is growing in the United States about the accuracy of publicly reported numbers for Covid-19 deaths, according to Axios-Ipsos polling published on Tuesday. [more; yup]

    Bacteria and viruses are traveling the world on highways in the sky

    We are now learning that there is even a microbiome high in the sky. These are microbes that are swept into and then reside in the lower parts of the atmosphere. This includes the mid and upper troposphere at altitudes of between 8km and 12km above the ground, and the lower stratosphere at altitudes of up to 15km. What’s more, by joining the planetary wind systems, these lifeforms create microbial highways in the sky that transport them across the world. [more]

    U.S. EPA to propose first-ever airplane emissions standards, sources say

    [all the chem-trail spraying will of course go on]

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to announce on Wednesday the first proposed U.S. emissions standards for commercial aircraft, officials briefed on the matter said. [more; no matter what figure they use, it's not good]

  6. [some mid-week headlines from RF]
    News Links, July 22, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth in one day—and that's a record

    Unprecedented Recession Synchronization and What it Means
    Over 90% of the world's economies are contracting. The present global recession has no precedent in terms of synchronization.

    World Recovery Running On Fumes As Virus Pandemic Reemerges

    Microsoft-owned LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as coronavirus slows hiring

    Nearly 17,000 Southwest employees sign up for buyouts, voluntary leave as furlough threat looms

    It's official: US Air Force to buy Turkish F-35s [JUNK!]

    Israeli bulldozers raze Palestinian lands near Bethlehem for settlement expansion [nice people doing nice things . ..]

    House Democratic Leadership Teams Up With Republicans To Keep US Troops in Afghanistan

    Esper: 'No orders' issued to remove forces from South Korea

    COVID-19: The Pentagon Confronts the Pandemic

    Gulf Oil Producers To Amass $490 Billion Debt By 2023

    $40 Oil Isn't Enough For Saudi Arabia

    Another Major Bakken Pipeline Forced To Halt Operations

    Geoengineering is just a partial solution to fight climate change [it's no solution at all - making things worse]

    Global Warming and Ocean Acidification Accelerate

    CDC: U.S. COVID-19 case count 6 to 24 times higher than reported [bullshit]

    California coronavirus cases top 400,000, soon to surpass New York as worst-hit state

    Face coverings, social distancing can reduce COVID-19 spread by up to 65% [really?]

    Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

    So It Turns Out 'Overpopulation' Was Always A Stupid Patriarchal Myth [author is an idiot, no mention of climate change impacting FOOD, and lots of other overlooked factors]

    The Only Obstacle To A Healthy World Is Government Secrecy And Propaganda [oh shut up, this is so fucking wrong]

    Briggs & Stratton, Stalwart of Suburban Lawns, Goes Bust

    Inequality Is America's Monster Id

    Bailout of Trucking Company YRC, Near Bankruptcy Before Covid-19, Ripped by Congressional Watchdog

  7. Escorted by heavily armed police, Israel demolishes livelihood of local fisherman in Jisr al-Zarqa

    A demolition in the Palestinian village of Jisr al-Zarqa highlights the discrimination Palestinian citizens of Israel face on a daily basis

    Early in the morning on July 20th the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, escorted by heavily armed police equipped with assault rifles and bullet proof vests, demolished a fishing shack belonging to a local fisherman in the Palestinian village of Jisr al-Zarqa.

    After completely destroying the building, the demolition team and police forces abandoned the wreckage, forcing the local fishermen and the building's owner, Ali Jurban (whom they did not notify of the imminent demolition), to clean it up. Adding insult to injury, the costs of the demolition will fall upon Jurban. [more]

    More evidence emerges of inflated Covid-19 fatality rates - are we being intimidated?

    This week we were told that, in the UK at least, anyone who has had a positive Covid test and who then died - from any illness - would be recorded as a coronavirus-related death. No matter when they die.

    This week we were told that, in the UK at least, anyone who has had a positive Covid test and who then died - from any illness - would be recorded as a coronavirus-related death. No matter when they die.

    This means that someone could have tested positive in March, with no symptoms of Covid at all, and who then died in July, would be recorded in the official figures, as having died of Covid-related causes. Even if they were hit by a bus.

    Even more weird is the fact that there does not seem to be any time limit to this. [more]

    Niger hit by devastating floods, 9 killed

    Heavy floods in Niger have claimed nine lives and destroyed more than 2,000 homes, affecting at least 20,000 people, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. [more]

    [2nd section follows]

  8. Severe floods hit Nizhniye Sergi, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
    https://www.sott.net/article/438486-Severe-floods-hit-Nizhniye-Sergi-Sverdlovsk-Oblast-Russia [~ 2.75 min. video]

    Bangladesh floods claim 54 lives, affect 2.4 million people, says UN

    Severe flooding in Bangladesh, which has killed at least 54 people and affected over 2.4 million people, could be the worst since 1988, the United Nations has said. [more]

    Lightning strikes kill 18 in 24 hours in Bihar, India - toll nearly 200 dead over the last several weeks - floods affect 413,952

    According to officials at Bihar disaster management department, 18 people lost their lives in the past 24 hours due to lightning strikes in nine districts of the state.

    So far close to 200 people have been killed in lightning and thunder strikes across the state over the past several weeks.

    [from INCOMING magazine]
    Mysterious lights spotted over Calgary during thunderstorm likely a meteor

    Meteor fireball streaks over Irkutsk, Russia

    Bright meteor fireball captured on video over Scottish Highlands

    [who's in the undercard matches ova-deh]
    Wednesday, 22 July 2020
    Another hotspot - Greece vs. Turkey
    From Hal Turner

    Greece has officially informed the United States that they will fire upon and sink any Turkish military vessel found in Greek territorial waters.

    Turkey has decided they will begin oil exploration off Islands that are Greek territory, but near the Turk coastline.

    Greece has repeatedly told Turkey they do not have permission to do this, and to keep their oil exploration vessels out of Greek waters.

    Turkey openly scoffed and said they don't need anyone's permission. [more; jus'-like da JEWZ!]

  9. [Gusty winds, lightning and large but sporadic downpours rolling through.]

    Disney Actor Dead at 24

    Sebastián Athié, best known for his role in Disney's Argentine series "O11CE" (Once), has died at age 24. Disney Channel Latin America confirmed the news on Saturday in an Instagram post but did not provide a cause of death. [more]

    Photos from the Cedar Fire, 15 miles south of Elko, Nevada

    The Cedar Fire 15 miles south of Elko, Nevada has burned 6,000 acres [more]

    [this is suspicious]
    Firefighter suicide in Illinois — could it happen in your organization?

    A family is searching for answers after a 27-year-old Hinsdale Firefighter (Illinois) who died by suicide.

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    Firefighter suicide in Illinois — could it happen in your organization?
    AuthorBill GabbertPosted onJuly 22, 2020CategoriesUncategorizedTagsfirefighter health, suicide
    Rest in peace, Nicole Hladik

    All suicides are tragic, but when it happens to a young firefighter who had been on the job for less than a year it is especially so. Nicole Hladik was not a wildland firefighter, but could it happen in any fire organization?

    From FirefighterCloseCalls.com:

    A family is searching for answers after a 27-year-old Hinsdale Firefighter (Illinois) who died by suicide. Firefighter Nicole Hladik was the only female firefighter at the Hinsdale Fire Department and the third in the town’s history. “Nicki was a bright rising star in the fire service, she was beloved by all of us of course and very happy early on,” Brian Kulaga, Hladik’s uncle, said.

    But Kulaga said something changed recently.

    “Then she traded shifts and suddenly just a lot of negativity and then leading up to today, which was obviously a complete surprise to all of us,” he said. Hladik died by suicide Tuesday and her brother Joseph Hladik said it was a complete shock. “Super active, super fit, a family person, a great friend, she’s my sister but my best friend,” he said. Hladik’s family said it doesn’t make sense. “Our goal is, we just want someone to look into this, it’s not an accusation. It’s just the facts are, how could someone who was so happy and loved what she was doing go from one spectrum to the other end? It just doesn’t make any sense,” Joseph Hladik said. [more]

    100-ton dead blue whale found stranded, decomposing in Kupang Bay

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