Friday, August 21, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-20

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

2020-08-20 - Greenland's ice sheet melted more in 2019 than in any year previously recorded:

Quote: "Greenland’s ice sheet melted more last year than any year previously recorded, according to a new study, in another sign of the devastating impacts of a warming planet. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth and Environment on Thursday, found that in 2019 Greenland’s ice sheet lost an annual record of 532 billion tons of ice, with 223 billion tons of ice lost during the month of July alone. To put that in comparison, between 2003 and 2016 the ice sheet lost about 255 billion tons of ice on average — per year."

Quote: "The report follows another study published last week that found Greenland's ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, and is retreating in rapid bursts, leading to a sudden and unpredictable rise in sea levels."

Note: This ice sheet is in irrevocable decline now. That means, for sure, 90% of the world's major cities ARE going to be destroyed, and the majority of nuclear plants are going to be destroyed too, releasing flesh-meltingly huge amounts of radiation into the atmosphere if they aren't shut down in time, which they likely won't be. I don't think 'the markets' have priced this problem in yet. If you're thinking this will take decades or centuries, don't be so sure. The Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian Arctic suddenly started melting recently and in short order 11% of its ice mass flowed into the ocean. So now that Greenland's ice sheet is in the process of destabilizing, something similar could happen there, and we could see billions of people forced to flee coastal cities within a decade, at which point civilization as we know it will likely collapse if it hasn't already collapsed by then. The drastic melting of the Vavilov Ice Cap was mentioned in the 2019-12-22 update. That was BEFORE temps above the Arctic Circle had reached 100F, which happened this year...

2020-08-20 - Wildfire complex doubles in size to 215,000 acres near coastal Davenport (California), 4+ killed:

Quote: "Three people died in Napa County and one in Solano County, all victims of the LNU Lightning Complex in the North Bay, a series of 20 fires that doubled in size in the 12 hours from Thursday morning to the evening, reaching 215,000 acres, with 480 homes and other buildings destroyed and 30,500 threatened."

2020-08-20 - Wildfire smoke from California heading to Missouri and Illinois:

Quote: "As the fires grow in California, smoke will continue to be carried through the atmosphere. Smoke could make it over Missouri and Illinois by the weekend, but will definitely arrive later next week."

Note: The Great California Smokeout is going on tour!

2020-08-20 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, 60+ cars burn, in Rogers (Arkansas):

Quote: "According to Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, the call came in around 12:30 p.m. Jenkins says there were about 60-70 compacted vehicles on fire. The vehicles had been crushed together which created a stronger flame."

2020-08-20 - Hydroelectric plant damaged by fire in Nagarkurnool (India), 9 killed:

2020-08-20 - China’s summer of floods is a preview of climate disasters to come:

2020-08-20 - Softball-sized hailstones pummel Mankato (Kansas):

2020-08-20 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at marina in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2020-08-20 - Yacht 'No Filter' bursts into flame near coastal Ocean City (Maryland):

2020-08-20 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory):

Note: These are the 757th, 758th and 759th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-20 - School bus bursts into flame on I-475 in Springfield Township (Ohio):

Note: This is the 38th school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 201st bus to burn in 2020...

2020-08-20 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 12:24 AM on the A1 near Elkesley (Britain):

2020-08-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-15 near Toquerville (Utah):

2020-08-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 1 in Edison (New Jersey):

2020-08-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5 AM on I-285 in Sandy Springs (Georgia):

Quote: "All lanes blocked again on I-285 WB at Ashford-Dunwoody in Sandy Springs due to big rig fire."

2020-08-20 - Tractor bursts into flame off Haddix Road in Randolph County (West Virginia):

2020-08-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5:30 AM on Highway 16 near Plunkett (Canada):

Note: These are the 1211th, 1212th, 1213th, 1214th, 1215th and 1216th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-20 - USPS mail truck bursts into flame on Grant Street in Natick (Massachusetts):

2020-08-20 - RV explodes into flame at home on North Copper Street in Lusk (Wyoming):

2020-08-20 - RV bursts into flame on North Dirksen Parkway in Springfield (Illinois):

Note: These are the 262nd and 263rd RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-08-20 - Van bursts into flame while parked in Navenny Car Park near the River Finn in Ballybofey (Ireland):

2020-08-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-57 in Effingham (Illinois):

2020-08-20 - Car bursts into flame on Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry (Ohio), 1 injured:

2020-08-20 - Car bursts into flame on road near Dufferin (Canada):

2020-08-20 - Car bursts into flame on road near Torrington (Britain):

2020-08-20 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM on Boot Street between Great Bealings and Playford (Britain):

2020-08-20 - Bank damaged by fire on Walnut Street in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2020-08-20 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Rapid City (South Dakota), nobody there:

2020-08-20 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Forest Road in Beaver Dam (Wisconsin):

2020-08-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire just before 5 AM on Oakway Lane in Fort Worth (Texas):

2020-08-20 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in New Chicago (Indiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-20 - Deadly fire burns home on Houze Road in Fort Valley (Georgia), 1 killed:

2020-08-20 - Vacant home burns on North 300 West in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2020-08-20 - Girl, 5, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Pelahatchie (Mississippi):

2020-08-20 - Man, 59, dies after being pulled from 5 feet of water in lake at Willow Lake Park in Trumbull County (Ohio):

Quote: "The man may have had a medical emergency before being pulled from the water, according to the department."

2020-08-20 - Man, 55, found dead in retention pond in Harrison Township (Michigan):

2020-08-20 - Woman in her 50s found dead in marsh in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "Some witnesses said they saw her enter the water, playing, floating on her back, having fun, according to police. They are not sure what happened after that."

2020-08-20 - Man found dead in the Passaic River in Essex County (New Jersey):

2020-08-20 - Man found dead in Onondaga Lake (New York):

2020-08-20 - Man, 65, found dead in the water near Cochina Key in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2020-08-20 - Man, 46, has 'medical episode' and drops dead at prison in Dauphin County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A 46-year-old inmate at the Dauphin County Prison collapsed and died following a medical episode early Thursday morning, authorities said."

2020-08-20 - Man in his 20s found dead in the water at beach in coastal Dover (Britain):

2020-08-20 - Man, 30, has 'medical incident' and drops dead at home in coastal Hove (Britain), 1,000 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A man died during a medical incident at a property in a residential street."

2020-08-20 - Driver has seizure, car crashes into lobby of building, in coastal East Harlem, Manhattan (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "According to police, just before 1:30 p.m.,the driver suffered a seizure and drove into the lobby of 63 East 117th Street near Park Avenue. A woman inside the building was hit by glass in the crash."

2020-08-20 - Twin-engine plane crashes and burns at airport in Rockford (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-08-20 - Twin-engine plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Waukesha (Wisconsin):

2020-08-20 - Tractor trailer slams into overpass support, bursts into flame, on I-69 in Huntington County (Indiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-20 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, in coastal Port Richey (Florida):

2020-08-20 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into medical building, in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2020-08-20 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into utility pole, in Saskatoon (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver may have experienced a medical emergency prior to the crash, the fire department says."

2020-08-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Salt Lake City (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "It’s possible the man suffered a medical incident before the car crashed, but police don’t yet know the exact cause of the crash, Ruff said."

2020-08-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, near coastal Port Penn (Delaware), 1 killed:

2020-08-20 - Shark attacks and injures woman, bites her twice, in New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2020-08-20 - Alligator attacks and injures man on Lake Jesup (Florida):

2020-08-20 - Hurricane Genevieve brings wind and rain to Baja California (Mexico):

2020-08-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Punjab Province (Pakistan):

2020-08-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit New Delhi (India):

2020-08-20 - Unemployment claims for the week in the US climb over 1 million again:

2020-08-20 - Russian experts to analyze UFO footage captured by ISS astronaut Ivan Vagner:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. Enjoy your sleep-in Saturday if you can.

    It appears that the Dems are beginning to acknowledge climate change will bring "austerity" to the masses in the next 4 years.

    Team Biden Now Signals Austerity, Despite Campaign Pledges
    Biden's top adviser made a hugely important declaration -- and almost nobody noticed it.

    The Democratic convention has sucked up all the political oxygen in America — so much so, that most people missed Team Biden signaling that it may back off the entire agenda it is campaigning on. This monumental declaration went almost completely unnoticed for an entire day — which is a genuinely disturbing commentary on how the biggest of big political news gets routinely ignored.

    To review the situation: earlier this month, Bloomberg News reported that Biden’s “campaign rolled out a $3.5 trillion economic program over the past month” — one that “promises to invest in clean energy and caregiving, buy more made-in-America goods, and start narrowing the country’s racial wealth gaps.” This, said the news service, was proof that Biden no longer adhered to an ideology of austerity and deficit hawkery — which would be good news.

    But then on the eve of Biden’s convention speech, the Democratic nominee’s top aide suggested to Washington reporters that, in fact, that’s not true. Here’s the key excerpt:

    Former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, a Biden confidant who succeeded him in the Senate, predicted during a Wall Street Journal Newsmakers Live interview Tuesday that a large increase in federal spending would be difficult to achieve in 2021.

    “When we get in, the pantry is going to be bare,” said Mr. Kaufman, who is leading Mr. Biden’s transition team. “When you see what Trump’s done to the deficit…forget about Covid-19, all the deficits that he built with the incredible tax cuts. So we’re going to be limited.”

    This monumental declaration was in a major newspaper — it should have set off immediate alarm bells from all the think tanks, unions and advocacy groups in Washington whose job is to make sure that this kind of destructive austerity ideology does not once again take hold in the Democratic Party. There should have been press releases, and statements of outrage and congresspeople on TV talking about it.

    But for an entire day, there was nothing, until it was shamed into the conversation. [more]

    BBN: On Thin Ice [~ 25 min.]

    North Complex burns 16,000 acres near Susanville and Quincy, California

    The largest fires in the Complex are the Sheep, Claremont, and Bear [more]

    [part two follows]

  2. Smoke forecast for August 22, 2020

    NASA, below, says there is going to be more of the same next week — lots of smoke. They apparently use a different unit of measurement than NOAA, above. [more; breathing toxic smoke for a prolonged period of time isn't healthy]

    California wildfires — update on the four largest

    The LNU Lightning Complex has grown to 302,388 acres

    Firefighters in northern California are struggling for the sixth day with the aftermath of 10,800 lightning strikes that hit the area during a 72-hour period that began Sunday. Since there was not much rain with the lightning, over 300 fires started. Most of the blazes are under control, but still remaining are over 450,000 acres on active fires, and in some areas, the remains of structures that were destroyed. CAL FIRE spokesperson Jeremy Rahn described the situation as a “historic lightning siege.”

    At least four people have died; a pilot whose helicopter crashed while dropping water on a fire near Coalinga, a PG&E worker, and two other civilians. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Marco" forecast to move over or near the Yucatan Peninsula on August 22

    Tropical Storm "Marco" formed over the northwestern Caribbean at 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 22, 2020, as the 13th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This is the earliest named 13th storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was a tie on September 2 at 12 UTC between Maria (2005) and Lee (2011). The most recent August with more than 4 Atlantic named storm formations is 2012 - with 8 named storms. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Laura" forecast to move near or over portions of the Greater Antilles through Monday

    Tropical Storm "Laura" formed on August 21, 2020, as the 12th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Laura is following the trend of record-early storm formations this season and is now the 12th earliest Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record was held by Louis -- August 29, 1995. [more]

    'There's nowhere like it': Alaska's wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

    He added: “To see the caribou, the bears and the migratory birds was just incredible. No signs of human development at all. There’s nowhere like it in the US and very few places like it left in the world.” [more; so let's WRECK it for OIL!]

    [3rd section below]

  3. [after we've ignored all the others, this]
    Letters to the Editor: California is now the world's warning on climate change

    [where have you been?!]

    When people talk about the costs of curbing climate change, they should know that a recent study has shown that the health effects of air pollution alone cost so much that it would make it worthwhile to phase out fossil fuels even without climate change. [more]

    [are we sure this isn't a HAARP event?]
    Monsoon rains to impact India from coast to coast into next week

    Heavy rain is forecast for both the east and west coasts of India into early next week, threatening more flooding for communities.

    As showers and thunderstorms spread across much of India and southeastern Asia this weekend into early next week, two separate lows will target the coasts of India with widespread heavy rainfall. [more]

    Social Security's 2021 COLA: It's a Good News/Bad News Scenario

    The good news: A "raise" now appears likely [1%]

    The bad news: Social Security's purchasing power will almost certainly take a hit [the economy is tanking, inflation]

    Dangerous sea conditions as Storm Ellen batters Cornwall, UK [70 sec. video]

    Massive waves hit the seaside harbour town of Porthleven, southwest England on the morning of Friday (August 21), with high winds driving spectacular plumes of spray hundreds of feet up the cliffs. Storm Ellen's unsettled conditions also caused dangerous waves to overtop the pier wall, deluging parked vehicles and soaking an unwary pedestrian.

    Russians Say ‘Hell, No!’ They're Not Taking Putin’s COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Daily Beast asked Russian doctors, scientists, business leaders, artists, housewives, and pensioners whether they would dare to take the untested, but potentially life-saving vaccine.

    The president of the Russian Society of Evidence-based Medicine, Dr. Vasily Vlasov, said he had no plans to use the vaccine, nor would he recommend it to his friends or family. He sounded frustrated, explaining that there was no way to examine any of the findings from the first two stages of the trials. “They announced the vaccine was ready; but the creators still have not published the actual results of their research,” he said. “Everything is based on some unclear protocols and the longer they delay publishing, the more doubts people will have.”

    The research looked a lot like a secret military operation from the start. [more]

    Shrimp Sold At Costo And Other Retailers Is Being Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

    The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall this month for certain frozen, cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp by Kader Exports over concerns it could contain salmonella.

    These products were distributed nationwide and have been sold under a variety of brand names including Costco's Kirkland brand, Wellsley Farms, and the Fresh Market store label. The shrimp involved in the recall was sold from late February 2020 through mid-May 2020 but a recall was issued on August 11. You can see a full list of brands, UPC codes, and more identifying information on the recall listing. Only the items listed with the specific UPC codes are affected by the recall. [more]

  4. [some Saturday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, August 22, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Corporate America Is Choking on Debt and Imperiling the Recovery
    After tapping the bond market at a record-shattering pace in recent months, Corporate America is more indebted today than ever before.

    Oil Pares Weekly Gain in Wake of Sluggish Global Economies

    Gerald Celente: markets to implode, crime rate will spike

    Wells Fargo resumes job cuts after pandemic break

    Delta, union in talks to avoid furloughs after 1,806 pilots take early retirement

    Trump Attempt to Sanction Iran Sparks Outrage, Sets Up Collision With Allies

    Russia: US has no legal, political grounds for reimposing Iran sanctions

    Thirteen of 15-member U.N. Security Council oppose U.S. push for Iran sanctions

    Watchdog: 75 percent of sub and aircraft carrier maintenance ended late in recent years

    Oil could keep US in the Middle East for a very long time
    An American company intends to extract oil from Syria as part of a deal that is likely to become justification for an ongoing military presence in the region.

    Syria Envoy: US Stealing Syrian Oil and Gas

    Amazon indigenous protesters vow indefinite roadblock

    World's largest floating LNG factory remains in shutdown — at just three years old

    Earth's anthropogenic carbon dioxide increase is unprecedented

    Larger variability in sea level expected as Earth warms

    Ozone levels across Northern Hemisphere have been rising for 20 years

    Eating disorders cost billions in the U.S.

    Honey better treatment for coughs and colds than antibiotics, study claims

    WHO warns coronavirus vaccine alone won't end pandemic: 'We cannot go back to the way things were'

    South Africa's COVID-19 infections breach 600,000 mark

    Kim Jong Un's sister now 'de facto second-in-command' in N Korea

    Barr 'vehemently opposed' to pardoning Snowden

    Humans overshoot 2020 planetary 'budget' on August 22: report

    Three Gorges Dam hits record levels as flooding continues in China

    IRS Projects Millions of Jobs Will Vanish for Years

    Disconcertingly, Both State & Federal "Initial" Unemployment Claims Jump. 28 Million People on Unemployment Insurance

    Struggling retailers rush to file for bankruptcy as fears of a second wave of coronavirus linger

    Serious Mortgage Delinquencies Soar to a 10-Year High

    Big Tech, Monopoly and the Pretense of Capitalism

    More than 4 in 10 Americans have concerns about the fairness of the presidential election, survey says

    How will the U.S. ever repay all this debt?

  5. [for the information, not the spin]
    Temperature drops below freezing in Russia during summer

    In the morning of August 21, in the east of the Moscow region, in Cherusty, in the grass, the air temperature dropped to -1 degree. These are the first frosts of the upcoming season.

    In the Kostroma region, frosts in the grass stand up to -1 degree are observed for the third day in a row. [more]

    Sudan floods death toll hits 74 - unprecedented rise of Nile River's water levels

    The country's Interior Ministry has announced that 17,063 houses were completely destroyed, while 25,562 others were partially destroyed, Sputnik reported.

    Previous reports indicated that 23 people were killed due to the floods in Sudan. [more; videos]

    Massive losses of sheep in Patagonia, Argentina highlands because of intense snowstorms

    Snowstorms and frosts in the high areas of the Argentine Patagonia Rio Negro province could cause the death of 70% of the flock, according to estimates from the provincial Livestock Secretariat, Tabaré Bassi.

    Together with technicians from the Agriculture Technology Institute, INTA, officials made a first estimate of losses in the snow covered highlands next to the cordillera, but will have to wait until October to have a more exact estimate. "Any how we are talking of at least 100,000 sheep and 5,000 cattle". [more]

    Woman dies after black bear attack north of Buffalo Narrows in Saskatchewan

    A mother of two has died of her injuries after she was attacked by a bear in a forest north of Buffalo Narrows yesterday.

    Around 7:15 p.m. on August 20, police received a report an adult man, a 44-year-old woman and two children under the age of 10 were camping when a black bear attacked the female. No one else was injured. [more]

    A short proof of the Wood-Packing Theorem

    Ugly Harvest Is Test for Farmer Patience in Trump Country

    nocked over corn often suffers yield damage, and it can be a nightmare to harvest with machinery unable to move normally through the fields.

    “Down corn wears your equipment out much, much faster. It wears you out mentally, physically, economically, financially,” said Chad Rockow, 44, who produces corn, soybeans and hogs in Iowa’s Scott County. “It’s one of the worst challenges a grain farmer can face.”

    “We went from having probably one of our greatest crops in many, many, many years to potentially one of the most frustrating, stress-testing, marathon, ugly harvests -- just a disaster.” [more]

    [2nd segment follows]

  6. California wildfires destroy numerous redwood trees and historic buildings at Big Basin state park

    A beloved California state park filled with enormous redwood trees has been at least partially destroyed by wildfires, according to state officials and activist groups.

    Big Basin Redwoods State Park, just northeast of Santa Cruz, suffered significant damage from raging wildfires in the region. According to the LA Times, it is California's oldest state park. [more; it's all goin' away, folks]

    Eye Opener: Wildfires devastate Northern California [~ 2.25 min. lead-in news video]

    [from No Shit, Sherlock news]
    2020 Is Proving Another Disastrous Year For Our Earth's Climate [includes ~ 3 min. video]

    Here’s a look at just some of the anomalies we’ve faced so far in 2020.

    Record-Breaking Heat
    Loss Of Sea Ice
    California’s Raging Wildfires
    An ‘Extremely Active’ Hurricane Season
    Tropical Storm Isaias
    Iowa’s Derecho
    Tornadoes [each topic has explanation, graphs, tweets]

    Fire rips through attorney general's office in Indonesia capital

    A fire engulfed the office of Indonesia's attorney general Saturday evening in downtown Jakarta.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties and officials did not say what might have caused the blaze, which spread quickly through the six-storey building. [more]

    Doctors are finding striking similarities between chronic fatigue syndrome and long-term coronavirus symptoms

    Many COVID-19 patients who have long-lasting symptoms report feeling weak or foggy after too much physical activity.

    That's a hallmark of chronic fatigue syndrome, an often debilitating illness that can last several years or more.

    Researchers are just beginning the understand the link between the coronavirus and chronic fatigue.

    Further investigation into the similarities could be critical to patients' long-term care. [more]

    Miss Guadeloupe disqualified from competition due to topless charity photos

    A contestant in the Miss Guadeloupe beauty competition was disqualified at the last minute due to her having been photographed topless for a breast cancer awareness campaign. The young woman says she doesn't regret her actions, and is surprised at the outpouring of support on social media.

    20 year-old Anaëlle Guimbi appears naked, her breasts covered in pink sparkly body paint, as part of the annual campaign for 'October Rose' awareness campaign. [cah-mahn, it's for a good cause!]

    "It's not the cause she's standing for which poses a problem, but it's a question of applying the rules," explained Sandra Bisson, the national Miss France representative for Guadeloupe, in an interview with local La 1er television.

    The rules stipulate clearly that no candidate is accepted if they have done nude photos of any kind. [more; rules, shmools]

  7. Seven killed after plane loaded with money crashes in South Sudan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    A cargo plane carrying food, motorbikes and cash crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport in the South Sudanese capital of Juba. Four passengers and three crew have been confirmed dead.

    [from You Ain't Kiddin' news]
    ‘Famine of biblical proportions’ looms over humanity due to Covid-19, UN food chief warns

    The Covid-19 pandemic may lead to a calamity of epic scale, with millions facing starvation worldwide, the head of the UN’s hunger-fighting body has warned. [climate change more than COVID]

    The rapid increase in the number of people who can’t feed themselves will be just an immediate outcome of the pandemic, which caused a disruption of food growth and logistics worldwide. More long-term damage is bound to materialize in the years to come.[more]

    WHO chief ‘hopes’ coronavirus pandemic will end in under TWO YEARS

    The Covid-19 crisis is unlikely to be over any time soon, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated, in a not very optimistic prognosis, saying he “hopes” it’ll be over in less than two years. [more]

  8. [Better hope this doesn't happen faster than expected]
    Newly-detected asteroid put on RISK LIST as calculations predict it could hit Earth

    A freshly detected asteroid has been put straight onto the European Space Agency’s ‘risk list’ as calculations forecast that it could smash into Earth in 10 years.
    The agency detected the space rock this week and immediately added it to the list of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects, as calculations predict that it may hit our planet on August 31, 2029. [more; so we got THAT to look forward to]

    [one for Jonny]
    First ever observation of 'time crystals' interacting

    For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed the interaction of a new phase of matter known as "time crystals".

    The discovery, published in Nature Materials, may lead to applications in quantum information processing because time crystals automatically remain intact—coherent—in varying conditions. Protecting coherence is the main difficulty hindering the development of powerful quantum computers.

    Dr. Samuli Autti, lead author from Lancaster University, said: "Controlling the interaction of two time crystals is a major achievement. Before this, nobody had observed two time crystals in the same system, let alone seen them interact.

    "Controlled interactions are the number one item on the wish list of anyone looking to harness a time crystal for practical applications, such as quantum information processing." [more]

  9. [Robocop lives!]
    Sunday, 23 August 2020

    A dystopian view of the near future

    King of Bahrain with his Robot BodyGuard in Dubai, UAE [3.5 min video]

    Geoengineering news - 22 August, 2020
    Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 22, 2020, #263 (Dane Wigington) [54.75 min.]

    Important update from Max Igan
    Max Igan: Urgent Information About Your Future [~ 18.5 min]

    Saturday, 22 August 2020
    More on the coronavirus narrative
    Who Do You Trust? [~ 47 min.]

    There are two competing narratives of the you know what. One is being pushed by people who are, by my estimation, untrustable. The other side of the story, buried by mainstream media & social media giants, is being represented by people on the ground who are risking everything to speak sense into this chaotic and insane panic.

    The virus is REAL; the pandemic is FAKE
    [~ 10.15 min.]

    Renowned European scientist: COVID-19 was engineered in China lab, effective vaccine ‘unlikely’

    In his new book, this world-class scientist does exactly that. And what he says is that the China Virus definitely wasn’t a freak of nature that happened to cross the species barrier from bat to man. It was genetically engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 (high-containment) lab in a program supervised by the Chinese military.

    News from China - flooding and food shortages

    Chinese Media Call to Revive ‘Sense of Hunger’ [5.75 min video]

    In the face of an imminent food crisis in China, the anchor of CCTV, Bai Yansong, has spoken out saying that the Chinese people need to restore the feeling of hunger. His opinion was broadcasted by state-run media recently and has been met with fierce reactions from the public. Recently, the CCP donated 163 tons of rice to Russia while asking its citizens to reduce the consumption of food. [2 more videos]