Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Event Update For 2020-12-14


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

2020-12-14 - A 'frozen rainforest' of microscopic life is melting Greenland's ice sheet:

Quote: "Three times the size of Texas, the Greenland ice sheet covers around 656,000 square miles. A vast repository of fresh water, it is the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, and has the potential to increase ocean levels by up to seven meters (23 feet). A recent study suggests the ice melt -- accelerated by the climate crisis -- may have already reached a point of no return."

Quote: "Cook's research on a part of the Greenland ice sheet spanning 3,900 square miles revealed that algae is responsible for up to 13% of the ice melt. In some localized areas, the algae accelerated melting by up to 26%."

Quote: "The spreading algae boosts ice melt, releasing more water and nutrients held in the ice, which in turn promotes algae growth -- a process Cook describes as a 'vicious feedback cycle.'"

Note: When they found some algae causing discoloration of ice in Antarctica a while back, I said then that this looked like it was going to be an accelerating problem, another self-reinforcing feedback, that would affect large areas of ice all over the planet. And awaaaay we go! So whatever projections have been made about ice melt, sea level rise and planetary temperature increases, they're underestimates. Microscopic life like this reproduces rapidly, so the area affected increases rapidly. Algae are basically painting ice a darker color and changing the albedo of the Earth which makes the planet absorb more heat faster...

2020-12-14 - RV explodes and burns on Bill Young Road near Siloam Springs (Arkansas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured after a recreational vehicle exploded in northwest Arkansas."

Note: This is the 370th RV to burn in 2020, and this is the 19th deadly RV fire in 2020...

2020-12-14 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 3 AM, 150 scrap cars burn, in Oswego (New York):

Quote: "An overnight fire burned roughly 150 cars in an Owego scrapyard Monday. According to the Owego Fire Department, crews were called to Weitsman Recycling around 3:00 a.m. Parts of Main Street were shut down for hours as crews worked to put out the blaze."

2020-12-14 - Landfill fire breaks out in Brea (California):

2020-12-14 - Customs warehouse destroyed by massive fire at port in coastal Alexandria (Egypt):

2020-12-14 - Commercial fishing boat 'Alexandria Pearl' bursts into flame near coastal Fort Morgan (Alabama):

2020-12-14 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Palm City (Florida):

2020-12-14 - Boat, 11 scooters and building destroyed by fire in Hauzenberg (Germany):

Quote: "Eleven motor scooters and a small sailing boat fell victim to the fire in a wooden hut with an attached garage in Lower Bavaria. Several local fire departments had the flames in Hauzenberg (Passau district) under control, the police said on Monday."

Note: These are the 1304th, 1305th and 1306th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-14 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in coastal London (Britain):

2020-12-14 - School bus destroyed by fire and explosion, school bus business damaged, in Waterloo (Iowa), 1400 feet from the Cedar River, 4 injured:

Quote: "Fire Battalion Chief Troy Luck said walls at the business were blown out and a burning school bus was found inside the building."

Note: This is the 67th school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 359th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-12-14 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on Highway 1 near Ocean Street in coastal Santa Cruz (California):

2020-12-14 - At least two semi tractors and auto shop destroyed by huge blaze on Hudson Road in Cedar Falls (Iowa):

Note: Less than 10 miles as the gas blows from where the school bus business burned/exploded. These are the 1700th, 1701st, and 1702nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-14 - RV bursts into flame at 4 AM near Prado Road and Empresa Drive in San Luis Obispo (California):

Note: This is the 371st RV to burn in 2020...

2020-12-14 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark, fire spreads to 2 more vehicles, on Garfield Road in coastal Margate (Britain), 650 feet from the ocean:

2020-12-14 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark, fire spreads to another van, off Station Road North in Warrington (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Calhoun Street in Chillicothe (Missouri):

2020-12-14 - Car bursts into flame on Narcissus Terrace in coastal North Port (Florida):

2020-12-14 - Car bursts into flame at 6:16 AM on Hopetoun Circuit in Yarralumla (Australia):

2020-12-14 - Car bursts into flame at 11:56 PM on Maple Avenue in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near coastal Newquay (Britain), separate crash too:

2020-12-14 - Car bursts into flame on Yarrow Road in coastal Poole (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 936 near Midland (Maryland):

2020-12-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-71 in Oldham County (Kentucky):

2020-12-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Charmouth Road in coastal Lyme Regis (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Classic car and garage destroyed by fire at home on Hynesbury Road in coastal Christchurch (Britain):

Quote: "Christchurch have attended a fire involving a detached garage, the garage and a classic car have been completely destroyed by fire, crews used 2 main lines, 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire."

2020-12-14 - Barn and 2 other buildings destroyed by fire at 6:10 AM on Barrett Lake Road east of Dulzura (California):

2020-12-14 - Factory heavily damaged by fire in Neemrana (India):

2020-12-14 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Porter (Oklahoma):

2020-12-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Gunter Road in Mount Tabor (West Virginia):

2020-12-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Packard Street in Decatur (Illinois):

2020-12-14 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 2 AM on Mountain View Road in Dunlap (Tennessee):

2020-12-14 - Home destroyed by fire in Jay (Oklahoma):

2020-12-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM on Victory Road in Jefferson Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-12-14 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Prescott Road in Modesto (California):

2020-12-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on University Drive in Huntsville (Alabama):

2020-12-14 - Deadly fire burns home on North Temple Avenue in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-12-14 - Sperm whale washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Fairhaven (Australia):

2020-12-14 - Fish washing ashore dead on coastal Bonita Beach (Florida):

2020-12-14 - Man, 22, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at resort in Park City (Utah):

Quote: "The man reportedly told his friends he was going to do underwater breathing training in the pool and attempt to hold his breath longer than he ever had before. After about five minutes, the friends became worried after the man did not resurface, so they jumped in to save him. The friends began CPR until medical personnel arrived because the man was not breathing or conscious."

2020-12-14 - Naked man, 60, acts strange, crawls under RV and dies, in Draper (Utah):

Quote: "Reviewing security cameras at the RV business on Monday, police say the man was again seen on video acting strange before crawling under one of the RVs in the lot."

2020-12-14 - Man, 59, has 'medical incident', tractor trailer rolls through intersection, man dies, near Catoosa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "A 59-year-old Kansas man died in Rogers County on Monday when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers believe he had a medical incident while driving a tractor-trailer east of Catoosa."

2020-12-14 - Deputy, man, 42, has 'medical episode' and drops dead in coastal St. Augustine (Florida):

Quote: "Chuck Mulligan, a spokesman with the sheriff's office, told The Record the death of the deputy was 'the result of an untimely and unexpected medical episode.'"

2020-12-14 - Man in his 30s found dead and face-down in the Chicago River in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-12-14 - Man, 27, drops dead near theater before 7 AM in Pell City (Alabama):

2020-12-14 - Woman drops dead near restaurant in Memphis (Tennessee):

2020-12-14 - Man found dead in Tempe Town Lake in Tempe (Arizona):

2020-12-14 - Man, 61, falls off boat and dies in Nickajack Lake (Tennessee):

2020-12-14 - Man dies while diving in coastal Anaura Bay (New Zealand):

2020-12-14 - Man found dead in the sea off coastal Bexhill-on-Sea (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Woman, 50, found dead in lake at nature reserve in Surrey (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "A United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles made an emergency landing in New Orleans Monday. According to a spokesperson at Louis Armstrong International, United Flight 591 from Orlando was diverted to MSY for a medical reason."

Quote: "JPSO Captain Jason Rivarde tells WGNO that his deputies on detail at the airport confirmed a man was removed from the flight in 'cardiac distress.'"

2020-12-14 - Man, 39, has 'medical episode', car crashes into outdoor dining area, in Kingsbridge Heights area in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "A restaurant in Kingsbridge Heights was the scene of a car crash Monday afternoon. Police say a 39-year-old man suffered a medical episode just after 4:30 p.m., causing him to crash into an outdoor dining setup."

2020-12-14 - Woman has 'medical issue', car crashes into lamppost, in coastal New Plymouth (New Zealand):

Quote: "It appears a woman has had a medical issue and collided with a lamppost, which has toppled over and landed on the traffic lights..."

2020-12-14 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode' at 1:40 AM, car crashes into fence, on Crescent Road in Crumpsall (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man in his sixties has been killed in the early hours of this morning after a car he was driving hit a fence in Crumpsall after what police believe was a medical episode."

2020-12-14 - Tanker truck overturns on US 64 near Apex (North Carolina):

2020-12-14 - Tractor trailer crashes into school bus, fire erupts, on Chef Menteur Highway in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana), 2 injured:

2020-12-14 - Tractor trailer overturns at 1:04 AM on I-24 in McCracken County (Kentucky):

2020-12-14 - SUV veers off road, crashes into ditch, on Route 11 in Niles (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Troopers say the driver may have had a medical issue."

2020-12-14 - Car veers off road at 12:20 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in San Bernardino (California), 2 killed:

2020-12-14 - Sinkhole opens near Hermitage Lane in Barming, near Maidstone (Britain):

2020-12-14 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes north of Calama (Chile):

2020-12-14 - Tropical Cyclone Yasa expected to make landfall over Viti Levu (Fiji Islands):

2020-12-14 - Flooding follows 27.5 inches of rain in 72 hours in 2 states in Australia:

2020-12-14 - Supermarkets in the UK to implement rationing within 24 hours of a run on essential goods being detected:

2020-12-14 - Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires, and it's a risk in urban fires too:

2020-12-14 - Tiny-house owners facing evictions or living under the radar because their homes are considered illegal in most parts of the US:

2020-12-14 - We may have seen a huge explosion in the oldest galaxy in the universe:


  1. Good late morning, Jonny, everyone. They moved the snow storm time back to (100% by) 3 p.m. (from noon, forecast yesterday) and the totals down to 3" - 5." We'll see.

    Really enjoyed reading the headline: A 'frozen rainforest' of microscopic life - what a beautifully deep string of words, and your last story about the explosion in the most distant galaxy looks like an omen (since it happened so long ago and it's just NOW getting here).

    If you get a chance sometime, and are interested, check out Santos Bonacci's interview with David (Avocado) Wolfe:

    David Avocado Wolfe and Santos Bonacci: Immunity Summit Webinar 01
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7SCVe6RiPM [91.25 min.]

    Is Joe Biden seriously ill?

    A Joe Biden coughing fit has caused a firestorm of speculation to erupt on social media. If you don’t know what I am talking about, you can watch Joe Biden repeatedly cough and clear his throat during his most recent press conference right here. It is being reported that Biden either coughed or cleared his throat 17 times during his 14 minute speech, and his voice was very hoarse the entire time. As you will see below, Biden is admitting that he has “a cold”, and perhaps that is all that it is. But there is a long tradition in Washington of politicians from both parties covering up major health problems, and many are wondering whether Biden is covering up something now. So could it be possible that Joe Biden is seriously ill? We may not get an immediate answer to that question, but without a doubt many of his supporters have become extremely alarmed. [more]

    Sea ice loss and extreme wildfires mark another year of Arctic change – “The transformation of the Arctic to a warmer, less frozen, and biologically changed region is well underway”

    “Taken as a whole, the story is unambiguous,” said Rick Thoman, Alaska Climate Specialist with the International Arctic Research Center, and one of three editors of this year’s report card. “The transformation of the Arctic to a warmer, less frozen, and biologically changed region is well underway.” [more]

    Temperatures keep rising

    Temperatures keep rising. Above image uses NASA data that are adjusted to reflect a 1750 baseline, ocean air temperatures and higher polar anomalies, while showing anomalies going back to September 2011, adding a blue trend going back to 1880 and a red trend going back to September 2011.

    The map below also shows that in November 2020, especially the Arctic Ocean, again was very hot.

    Using a different baseline can make a lot of difference. An earlier analysis [link] pointed out that, when using a 1750 baseline and when using ocean air temperatures and higher Arctic anomalies, we did already cross 2°C above pre-industrial in February 2020. [more]

    [2nd section awaits]

  2. Destructive hurricane force winds causes severe damage to houses and streets in Yacuiba, Bolivia [~ 1.5 min. video (another in queue)]

    Record-breaking heavy snow up to 5 feet deep blanketing Japan

    Heavy snow is continuing to hit areas of northern Japan.

    As of 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, snow accumulation reached 126 centimeters [~ 49.6"] in Nishiwaga Town, the inland, mountainous area of Iwate Prefecture. That's more than four times the usual snowfall at this time of year.

    Weather officials are calling for caution against avalanches, icy roads, and traffic disruptions.

    Snowfall in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning was 128 centimeters
    [~ 50.4"] in Minakami Town in Gunma Prefecture, and 113 [~ 44.5"] centimeters in Yuzawa Town in Niigata Prefecture -- both the heaviest 24-hour snowfalls on record. [more; incl. 1 min. video]

    Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" to strike Fiji with destructive winds, storm surge and very heavy rain

    Yasa has rapidly intensified into a Category 5 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale ​by 15:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and is expected to move over Fiji on December 17, bringing destructive winds, storm surge with waves as high as 16 m (52 feet) and widespread heavy rain. Yasa is the first Category 5 cyclone in the South Pacific (east of 135 °E) since Zoe in 2002. [more]

    Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits south of Sarangani, Philippines

    210 roads in Himachal Pradesh, India closed for traffic due to snowfall

    [2 videos incl. video of avalanche]

    Extremely icy conditions hit the city Kharkov, Ukraine
    https://www.sott.net/article/445814-Extremely-icy-conditions-hit-the-city-Kharkov-Ukraine [2.6 min. video]

    Severe storm causes flooding in Porto Alegre, Brazil
    https://www.sott.net/article/445813-Severe-storm-causes-flooding-in-Porto-Alegre-Brazil [~ 8 min. video]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. [crikey!]
    Queensland's four-day deluge tops other Aussie capitals' average yearly rainfall totals - 37 inches of rain
    https://www.sott.net/article/445808-Queenslands-four-day-deluge-tops-other-Aussie-capitals-average-yearly-rainfall-totals-37-inches-of-rain [2 videos]

    [the Onion, from Jan. of this year]
    'You're a piece of sh*t and I hope everyone like you dies,' says Biden to Democratic voter in stirring call for party unity

    As part of his effort to reinvigorate the coalition that once put Barack Obama in the White House, presidential candidate Joe Biden issued a moving plea for party unity when he told a Democratic voter "You're a piece of shit and I hope everyone like you dies," reports confirmed Thursday.

    "Look here, pal, fuck you and fuck anybody who thinks like you," the former vice president said to a town hall participant in what political experts have hailed as a rousing call for Democrats, independents, and even moderate Republicans to join together in harmony and overcome the divisiveness and rancor that have characterized the Trump era.

    "If that's what you believe, you're clearly an idiot, and I don't need your vote. Seriously, you and every single person in this fucking town deserves to die. Now back the hell up before I tear your throat out with my goddamn teeth."

    After the event, a screaming, red-faced Biden reportedly continued to share his inspiring vision by informing a group of unwitting Iowans that he could beat their asses with one hand tied behind his back.

    Exceptionally cold air expected after major winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with heavy wet snow and freezing rain, U.S.

    A major winter storm is expected to significantly impact much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday into Thursday, December 16 into 17, 2020. [more; see map]

    Wednesday, 16 December 2020
    Patrick Byrne explains the last four years

    You need to pay particular attention to this. It explains a lot about the last 4 years and how the 2020 election was stolen, NOTHING is black and white in this but everything is MACHIAVELLIAN.
    [Robin Westenra]

    Interview with Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne on Bribing Hillary Clinton
    https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2020/12/patrick-byrne-explains-last-four-years.html [~ 30 min.]

    [4th piece follows]

  4. The cyber Pearl Harbor that has penetrated America’s most important government agencies

    [TruNews piece precedes this one]

    PENTAGON ORDERS EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN OF "SIPR" Defense Computer Network [from Hal Turner]

    The unprecedented daytime shutdown comes amid recent revelations that other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were breached by hackers. [more]

    'Fast Movers' and Transmedium Vehicles - The Pentagon's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force

    For the last two years, the Department of Defense's newly revamped "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force" (or UAPTF) has been busy briefing lawmakers, Intelligence Community stakeholders, and the highest levels of the U.S. military on encounters with what they say are mysterious airborne objects that defy conventional explanations.

    Along with classified briefings, multiple senior U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter say two classified intelligence reports on UAP have been widely distributed to the U.S. Intelligence Community. Numerous sources from various government agencies told The Debrief that these reports include clear photographic evidence of UAP. The reports also explicitly state that the Task Force is considering the possibility that these unidentified objects could, as stated by one source from the U.S. Intelligence Community said, be operated by "intelligences of unknown origin." [more]

    A VERY IMPORTANT admission about the vaccine

    MSNBC’s Dr. Vin Gupta on Tuesday said that just because you’ve been vaccinated doesn’t mean you’re allowed to travel or walk around without a face mask on.
    https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2020/12/a-very-important-admission-about-vaccine.html [74 sec. video lead-in]

    The “out-of-control pandemic” Gupta is referring to has a 99.9998% survival rate for most people. [more]

    [5th installment coming up]

  5. Cocaine laden ghost boat washes up on remote Pacific island

    A ghost boat with 649kg of cocaine hidden in a compartment under its deck has washed up on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands, in what authorities believe to be the largest-ever haul of the drug in the Pacific nation. [more; WE GONNA PAHDAY FO' WEEKS!!]

    States Where Climate Change Is Making an Impact on Public Health

    In the West, tens of thousands of wildfires -- an annual occurrence dramatically exacerbated by exceptionally hot, dry weather -- burned upwards of 10 million acres. Dozens were killed directly from the blazes and thousands lost their homes; millions of other residents were forced to breathe what was temporarily some of the world's most polluted air, possibly leading to long-term health problems.

    Thousands of miles away, the Atlantic Ocean produced a record-breaking 30 named hurricanes and tropical storms, including 12 that made landfall on the continental United States. Category 4 Hurricane Laura, among the strongest storms ever to hit the country, caused dozens of deaths in Louisiana and billions of dollars in damage. A continually warming Atlantic means such storms will likely only become more frequent.

    Here are the 10 states that are most vulnerable to public health effects from climate change: [see list]

    States farther north fared better. Alaska, with an overall vulnerability score of 3.4, ranked as the least vulnerable. But even the nation's coldest and most rugged state won't be spared: the report notes that warming waters off the Alaskan coast are poisoning shellfish, endangering the lives of Alaska Natives. [more]

    Man with chainsaw chases McDonald's employees, steals food and drink

    A man has been arrested after entering a McDonald’s establishment and stealing food before chasing employees with a chainsaw.

    The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. a McDonald’s franchise in Portland, Maine, when the Westbrook Police Department received a report that a male suspect was chasing people with a chainsaw.

    According to an investigation by the Westbrook Police Department, the suspect -- 26-year-old Alice Sweet of Portland, Maine -- entered the McDonald’s with a chainsaw and went behind the counter where employees were actively preparing food. Sweet then reportedly revved the chainsaw intermittently before stealing a drink and some food.

    “When the manager confronted the suspect in the parking lot, the suspect began chasing the manager with the chainsaw,” authorities said in a statement on social media. “The suspect also used the chainsaw to damage two vehicles that were at the restaurant.” [more]

  6. Light steady snow began ~ 12:30 here. Since then, the flakes have become larger, the rate of fall has picked up noticeably and the wind has kicked up a notch. [more]

    The pandemic is hitting Florida families harder than those elsewhere. Food is scarce.

    Children in Florida are faring worse than the national average, according to a new report that examined the pandemic’s impact on families in all 50 states.

    Housing stability in particular appears grim for Florida families with children. Nearly a quarter of households — 23% — indicated slight or no confidence they would make the next rent or mortgage payment on time, compared to 18% nationally.

    Florida families with children also fared worse in food security and healthcare, according to the KIDS COUNT report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Monday. The report drew data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, weekly surveys measuring the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on American households. Data for the KIDS COUNT report takes a snapshot for a one-month period between mid-September and mid-October. [more]

    Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

    Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two seemingly unrelated geometric universes.

    “Algebraic geometry is a more rigid world, whereas symplectic geometry is more flexible,” said Nick Sheridan, a research fellow at Cambridge. “That’s one reason they’re such different worlds, and it’s so surprising they end up being equivalent in a deep sense.”

    In the late 1980s, string theorists came up with two ways to describe the missing six dimensions: one derived from symplectic geometry, the other from complex geometry. They demonstrated that either type of space was consistent with the four-dimensional world they were trying to explain. Such a pairing is called a duality: Either one works, and there’s no test you could use to distinguish between them. [more; continue if interested]

    [2nd piece next]

  7. The Hunter Biden criminal probe supports a Chinese scholar's claim about Beijing's influence with the Biden administration

    Documents relating to Hunter Biden's exploitation of his father's name to enrich himself and other relatives through deals with China were among the cache published in the week before the election by The New York Post — revelations censored by Twitter and Facebook and steadfastly ignored by most mainstream news outlets. That concerted repression effort by media outlets and Silicon Valley left it to right-wing outlet such as Fox News and The Daily Caller to report, which in turn meant that millions of Americans were kept in the dark before voting.

    a Chinese scholar of political science and international finance, Di Donghseng, insisted that Beijing will have far more influence in Washington under a Biden administration than it did with the Trump administration.

    The reason, Di said, is that China's ability to get its way in Washington has long depended upon its numerous powerful Wall Street allies. But those allies, he said, had difficulty controlling Trump, but will exert virtually unfettered power over Biden. That China cultivated extensive financial ties to Hunter Biden, Di explained, will be crucial for bolstering Beijing's influence even further.
    [there you go, the Democratic Chinese Communist Party is born]

    Referring to the Trump-era trade war between the two countries, Di posed this question: "Why did China and the U.S. use to be able to settle all kinds of issues between 1992 [when Clinton became President] and 2016 [when Obama's left office]?" He then provided this answer: It's just because we have people at the top. We have our old friends who are at the top of America's core inner circle of power and influence. [more]

    [3rd section follows]

  8. Fraud analyst finds average of 2 to 3 percent shift for Biden in counties that used Dominion

    A man who's made a living developing fraud detection algorithms has discovered a curious phenomenon: Counties that started using Dominion Voting Systems machines have on average moved by 2 to 3 points to the Democrat presidential candidate from the Republican compared to counties that didn't adopt the machines.

    The difference persisted even after he controlled for a number of factors, including county population and various demographic characteristics.

    "I kind of was too afraid to go public because I knew that it won't help me in terms of, you know, half the population now thinks that I'm a tin-foil-hat person. And I'm aware of that," he said.

    "But I just decided that if nobody can prove me wrong, it's not fair for me to withhold this information, and that it belongs in the hands of the public.

    "If I've done something wrong with the analysis, then maybe somebody out there will prove it wrong, and that's fine with me. I'd rather get to the truth than be right. I felt like if I didn't publish this, I'm a coward."

    He found that Dominion use was associated with a 1.55 percentage point decrease in the Republican vote and a 1.55 percentage point increase in the Democratic vote in the presidential race.

    In his estimation, the results were significant enough to potentially flip elections in at least four states. [then, they counted on THREATENED ANTIFA VIOLENCE to sway all the courts]

    If this was a suspected insurance fraud case, the results would warrant a probe, he said.

    A recent forensic audit in one Michigan county concluded the system is "intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results." [more]

    [ah, just let it go: it's only the end of your country . ..]

    Parting gift from 2020? NASA warns FIVE asteroids headed this way

    Some three space rocks, ranging in diameter from roughly a telephone pole size all the way up to two London buses end-to-end, will shoot past the Earth on Wednesday. [4 of the 5 are way off]

    on Friday, the comparatively tiny 6.6-meter 2020 XX3 will scream past the Earth at a distance of 57,100km [~ .15 LD; more]

    [snow is really coming down now: (forecast for my area)]

    This Afternoon
    Snow. High near 32. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

    Snow and sleet, becoming all snow after 1am. The snow and sleet could be heavy at times. Low around 26. Blustery, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

  9. Pasture bedtime: Gang of farm animals escapes pen in middle of the night, terrorizes Turkish city center (VIDEO)

    Like the start of a bad joke, a sheep, a goat and three lambs escaped their pens in the middle of the night and strode into town to cause mischief and mayhem in the central Turkish city of Nevsehir.
    CCTV footage shared by the city government shows the unstable animals threatening locals and charging security officers who attempted to round up the rural ruffians.

    All the escaped animals were rounded up and returned to Unbulan safe and sound after their trip to the city. [more]

    China's Chang'e-5 Moon probe lands back on Earth with lunar samples (VIDEO)

    The Moon probe, Chang'e-5, has successfully returned to Earth, Chinese state media has reported. The feat makes China only the third nation ever to retrieve lunar samples, after the US and Russia. [more; ours turned out to be petrified wood]

    Ukraine- Bad weather leaves 120 towns and villages in Chernihiv region without electricity

    "As of 7 a.m. on December 16, bad weather conditions (wet snow, wind gusts) on December 15 into December 16 caused blackouts in 120 populated areas, reads the report.

    Emergency teams of regional power distribution companies have started to conduct needed repairs to resume electricity supply. [more]

    [Snow turned to sleet and came down like heavy rain for a while; temp. @ 26
    as of 7:45 p.m.; sleet continues as a light, steady rain.]

    Helicopter footage shows huge landslide on B.C.’s central coast

    [79 sec.] Video shot from a helicopter Sunday shows [the remnants of] a huge landslide in a remote area of B.C. north of Powell River. [more]

  10. Judges aren't scared of Antifa. Antifa members are responsible for one murder. Right-wing extremist thugs are responsible for more than 300. Did you ever hear about any left-wing people plotting to kill Republicans after Trump won? Nope. But some Trump supporter thugs were plotting to kidnap and execute the governor of Michigan. It's the right-wing extremists, mostly Trump supporters, that are the serious threat. That's why they're at the top of the domestic terror threat lists.

    Besides, judges aren't a bunch of cowards. They rule against drug lords, mob bosses, international sex traffickers, MS-13 gang members, you name it. I doubt ANY of the 60 judges that ruled against Trump are scared of a whole lot, much less ALL of them. There are simply rules of evidence. Conjecture, hearsay, hypotheses and conspiracy theories don't count as evidence. Since that's what Trump's lawyers brought, of course their suits got thrown out. If the judges had let that kind of stuff stand as evidence then the judges could be impeached for incompetence and lose their cushy jobs. Losing their cushy jobs - THAT they are probably scared of, even more than they are of having some Trump supporter thugs with guns plot to kidnap them and execute them for not accepting non-evidence as evidence.