Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Event Update For 2020-12-15

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

2020-12-15 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home, rotten egg odor reported, on Orchard Court in Trowbridge (Britain):

Quote: "The death of a man in Trowbridge today (Tuesday) is not being treated as suspicious, say Wiltshire Police. Emergency services were called to a block of flats at Orchard Court in Longfield just after mid-day because of a smell of gas. And a Wiltshire Police statement said: 'Following the sudden death of a man in his 50s at a property in Orchard Court earlier today, we can now confirm that this is being treated as a medical episode and is not believed to be suspicious.'"

Note: Smell of poison gas and a man drops dead - doesn't seem coincidental to me!

2020-12-15 - Recycling center damaged by fire just before 7 AM in Mason (Michigan):

2020-12-15 - Snow plow truck bursts into flame while parked inside public works garage, fire spreads to 5 more snow plows, in Morgan County (Utah):

Quote: "They later determined a snowplow truck caught fire inside the garage and the blaze extended to several other trucks. It's unknown what caused the fire to spark."

2020-12-15 - Two SUVs destroyed by fire while parked at home on Aaron River Road in coastal Cohasset (Massachusetts):

2020-12-15 - SUV bursts into flame while parked between two homes, fire scorches both homes, on Erie Street in Port Huron (Michigan):

Quote: "Two homes and a vehicle were damaged in a fire Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10 a.m., a vehicle in a driveway in the 1000 block Erie Street caught fire and extended to two homes on either side, Port Huron Fire Battalion Chief Dale Minard said."

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, on Valley Drive in Middletown (Connecticut):

Quote: "Crews responded to the 100 block of Valley Drive around 4:45 p.m. on the report of a working car fire in a garage, according to officials."

2020-12-15 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Today’s vehicle fire is in the 200 block of Eagle Street. It is near a structure so additional resources have been dispatched to the scene. Earlier there was a report of a car fire on Anthony Street which was out on the firefighter’s arrival."

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame at 4:25 AM while parked at apartments in coastal St. George's on the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "Marking the third vehicle fire in the last 48 hours, firefighters extinguished another car fire in St George’s early this morning [Dec 15], after receiving a report of a 'car explosion'. The fire initially blocked the exit of people in the lower apartment, however fortunately they were able to 'escape over a wall.'"

Quote: "This follows after the first car fire in St George’s and the truck fire in Pembroke."

2020-12-15 - Four cars go up in flames while parked at supermarket near the coast in Skelton-in-Cleveland (Britain):

Quote: "A four car blaze broke out in a busy supermarket car park in East Cleveland, leaving behind a heap of charred remains. The incident happened near the Skelton branch of Aldi on Pheasant Fields Lane on Tuesday afternoon."

2020-12-15 - Environmental disasters across globe in November 2020:

2020-12-15 - Boat bursts into flame on the Columbia River near Sauvie Island (Oregon):

Note: This is the 1307th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at bus stand in Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan):

Note: This is the 360th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-12-15 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A303 near Somerton (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 6:30 AM on I-94 in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A vehicle fire on Interstate 94 is blocking the eastbound right lane. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation traffic cameras show crews are on the scene near Action City on Eau Claire’s south side. A semi is pulled over with emergency vehicles surrounding it and traffic is backed up to West Lowes Creek Road."

2020-12-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Dukes Highway near Tintinara (Australia):

2020-12-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Morecambe (Britain):

Quote: "One fire crew from Lancaster and one from Morecambe were called to a fire involving a HGV on the M6 motorway."

Note: These are the 1703rd, 1704th, 1705th, and 1706th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-15 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Highway 99 in Chico (California):

2020-12-15 - Truck bursts into flame at 5:46 AM on the A14 near Newmarket (Britain):

2020-12-15 - RV bursts into flame on Maulhardt Avenue in coastal Oxnard (California):

Note: This is the 372nd RV to burn in 2020...

2020-12-15 - Minivan bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked near vacant mobile home, fire spreads to home, in San Antonio (Texas):

2020-12-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at church in Sharon (Tennessee):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Monroe County (Georgia):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame at 11:28 PM on Dairy Road in Fyshwick (Australia):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on highway near coastal Arguineguín on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in Carlow (Ireland):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M65 near Blackburn (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on Minster View in Wiggington (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Gatherley (Britain):

Quote: "16:39 A1 N Gatherley to Scotch Corner Crews attended a car on fire on the hard shoulder of the A1. The fire was in the engine bay and also caused damage to the passenger compartment. Crews used a hose reel and a thermal imaging camera. The cause is believed to be an electrical fault."

2020-12-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 2:09 AM on the A17 at Walpole Cross Keys (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Barn destroyed by fire on Canaan Road in Ellenburg Depot (New York):

2020-12-15 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Pine Castle (Florida):

2020-12-15 - Business heavily damaged by fire in Davenport (Iowa):

2020-12-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3 AM at home on East Almaden Drive in Highland Park (California):

2020-12-15 - Mobile home damaged by fire in the wee hours on Young Avenue in Temple (Texas), dog killed:

2020-12-15 - Home damaged by fire on Karen Drive in Ashland (Virginia), 1 injured:

2020-12-15 - Home damaged by fire on North Street in Northampton (Massachusetts):

2020-12-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire on McKay Road in Perth (New York), nobody there:

2020-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Main Street in Hingham (Massachusetts):

2020-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM on Blue Creek Road in Hogansville (Georgia):

2020-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:40 AM on Arion Place in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire in Greenbrier (Tennessee), 2 pets killed:

2020-12-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:15 AM on Sycamore Circle in Murfreesboro (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2020-12-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2 AM on Sutton Avenue in Mount Washington (Ohio), 2 injured:

2020-12-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the Back Bay area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), cat killed:

2020-12-15 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on Shore Road in the Bay Ridge area in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 5 injured:;-investigation-underway/8782636/

2020-12-15 - Deadly fire burns home just after midnight on Roger Road in Scott (Louisiana):

2020-12-15 - Deadly fire burns home on Rome-Oriskany Road (Route 69) near Monument Road in Rome (New York), 4 killed:

2020-12-15 - Deadly fire destroys home on Elk Road in the Town of Harris (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2020-12-15 - Deadly fire rips through retirement home in the wee hours in Ishbuldino (Russia), 11+ killed:

2020-12-15 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours on Jerseyville Road in Hamilton (Canada):

2020-12-15 - Vacant store destroyed by fire at 7:04 AM on Highway 501 in Marion County (South Carolina):

2020-12-15 - Man, 46, drops dead near restaurant in Fountain Inn (South Carolina):

2020-12-15 - Woman drops dead outside home in North Augusta (South Carolina), near the Savannah River:

2020-12-15 - Man found dead in the Blue River in Breckenridge (Colorado):

2020-12-15 - Man, 48, found dead in truck on Schoenersville Road in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania):

2020-12-15 - Man found dead outside auto business in Gosnell (Arkansas):

2020-12-15 - Man found dead in Elora Gorge in Centre Wellington (Canada):

2020-12-15 - Man found dead near business in coastal Crown Bay on the island of St. Thomas:

2020-12-15 - Man, 39, drops dead in apartment building in coastal St Leonards-on-Sea (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Man found dead in the River Gipping in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Man, 45, drops dead at home on Alexandra Road in coastal Southport (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Man found dead in the Bridgewater Canal in Castlefield, Manchester (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Man, 65, drops dead in park near Ruskin Avenue in Newton-le-Willows (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Driver has 'medical incident', car crashes near restaurant, in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The only person who was injured was the driver, who seems to have had some kind of medical incident."

2020-12-15 - Small plane crashes into Lake Hiawassee (Florida), 1 injured:

2020-12-15 - Helicopter crashes on beach near coastal Kaikoura (New Zealand), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2020-12-15 - Tractor trailer overturns at 12:38 AM on I-79 between Big Chimney and Mink Shoals (West Virginia):

2020-12-15 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes lightly into tree, near Julian (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "A driver died Tuesday after crashing into a tree near Julian, though investigators believe he possibly died from a medical emergency rather than the crash, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The crash, which caused only minor damage to the vehicle..."

2020-12-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Central Avenue in Chino (California), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-12-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into fire station, on Riverside Drive in Suamico (Wisconsin):

2020-12-15 - Shark attacks and injures man off Siesta Key (Florida):

2020-12-15 - Sinkhole opens on street in Nottingham (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Sinkhole opens on street in Colchester (Britain):

2020-12-15 - Lightning strike kills soccer player, injures 2 more, in Zimbabwe:

2020-12-15 - Tropical Cyclone Yasa rapidly intensifies to Category 4, set to approach Fiji at Category 5 strength:

2020-12-15 - Destructive hurricane force winds causes severe damage to houses and streets in Yacuiba (Bolivia):

2020-12-15 - Home buyers starting to factor flood and wildfire risks into real estate decisions and it’s affecting price growth:

Quote: "On top of a pandemic and economic downturn, 2020 brought a spate of natural disasters that destroyed thousands of homes across the country. As climate change makes calamities like wildfires and hurricanes more intense and more common, homes values are starting to reflect the risks these disasters pose."

2020-12-15 - Chinese Communist Party database leak reveals widespread infiltration into Western companies:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, all. Officially, we ended up with 5.7" of snow here.
    If the sleet that fell for hours had been snow, the total would have been much higher (as it was for townships just north and west of us.
    No power outage (but we did get flickering lights a few times).

    Man, look at all those multiple vehicle fires (and homes scorched) at the top of today's report! Jeez! Yeah, pure coincidence that there would be a gas smell where someone dropped dead . ..

    Another garbage truck fire, a BUNCH of building fires, and another list of people dying suddenly. These lists will probably become longer next year.

    Winter Is Coming: 62% Of U.S. Small Business Owners “Fear The Worst Is Still To Come”

    The official start of winter is just a few days away, and many small business owners are concerned that their businesses won’t be able to make it to the start of spring. This is particularly true for those small businesses that rely on face to face interaction with the general public. Restaurants, bars, gyms, coffee shops, hairdressers and independent retailers all over the nation were absolutely devastated by the first round of lockdowns, and now a new round of lockdowns is dealing death blows to countless businesses that had hoped to find a way to heal and get back on their feet in 2021. Politicians such as California Governor Gavin Newsom and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo don’t seem to care that they are literally destroying millions of hopes and dreams. If and when this pandemic finally ends, they will get to go on with their normal lives, but vast numbers of their constituents will not.

    According to a brand new U.S. Chamber-MetLife poll of small businesses, just 40 percent of all U.S. small business owners “believe their small businesses can operate indefinitely” the way things are going right now, and a whopping 62 percent of them are convinced that “the worst is still to come”… [more]

    [truth from Greta]
    Greta Thunberg: We are still in denial despite Paris climate deal – “We are still speeding in the wrong direction”

    The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has condemned the “empty words” of world leaders in a video message released ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord on Saturday.

    Since world leaders pledged to limit global temperature rises to 2 degrees Celsius in 2015, “a lot has happened, but the action needed is still nowhere in sight,” the 17-year-old said in a video posted to social media.

    Thunberg warned “we are still speeding in the wrong direction,” and she accused global decision-makers of wasting time “creating new loopholes with empty words and creative accounting.”

    Although the accord signed in the French capital five years ago committed governments to capping global warming at 2 degrees — and if possible 1.5 degrees — compared to the pre-industrial era, the UN warned on Wednesday that the world is currently on course for a temperature rise of 3 degrees, despite the fall in emissions caused by the pandemic. [more]

    [2nd piece coming up]

  2. INSIGHT- Climate change turns up the heat on ad industry

    The avuncular man in the TV ad has an urgent-sounding message from his employer, the oil giant Chevron Corp.

    "I think renewable energy is vital to our planet," says the man, identified only as an environmental expert called Steve. "At Chevron we're investing millions in solar and biofuels technology to make it work." He adds that the energy can be made widely available and the work needs to begin “right now.”

    What Steve doesn't mention, according to three U.S. lawsuits alleging deceptive advertising, is that Chevron is overwhelmingly focused on fossil fuel extraction and its investment in renewables remains miniscule compared to the billions it spends each year on drilling for oil and gas. [more]

    Thursday, 17 December 2020
    The whole idea brings to mind the scariest sentence ever uttered- Matt 7: 23: Jesus said, “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you": 5G, CRISPR and a vacine the perfect program which could connect us to a “dystopian grid system"

    There has been much speculation around the world claiming a link between 5G and the coronavirus, and a vaccine for the virus and "The Mark Of The Beast." While governments and the media have been quick to dispel such claims as not true, there is a connection, according to an NCBI report claiming doses of charged particles from 5G can cause acute and persistent oxidative stress which can lead to cell and tissue damage, damaging proteins, and DNA and suppressing immune systems, which is probably why Covid-19 has been so destructive in wealthy countries such as the US and all of Europe but not nearly as destructive in 3rd world, or poor countries. [more; they'll have to wait for a vaccine til ~ 2024 according to an article i read yesterday]

    [more fire danger we didn't know about before]
    Towering pyrocumulonimbus clouds can spew as much aerosol as volcanic eruptions – The Australian 2019-2020 outbreak exceeded previously unprecedented events “on almost every level”

    A particularly intense spate of fires in southeastern Australia during the country’s 2019–2020 “Black Summer” wildfire season led to a “super outbreak” of 32 separate pyrocumulonimbus, or pyroCB, events from 29 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 (SN: 3/4/20) . The resulting plume of smoke sent aloft was so massive that it rose up to 35 kilometers into the atmosphere, high into the stratosphere, well above the heights that jet planes fly (SN: 6/15/20). Combined with a second large plume on January 4, they injected three times more aerosol particles into the stratosphere than any previously recorded pyroCb event.

    Such a long-lasting, intense event “was like nothing we’ve seen before,” eclipsing the previous record-holder, a vast fire cloud that formed over the Pacific Northwest in 2017, said David Peterson, a meteorologist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, Calif. The Australian outbreak “exceeded this previously unprecedented event on almost every level.” In terms of sheer number of aerosols sent into the stratosphere, the Australian plumes were on par with the strongest volcanic eruptions in the last 25 years. [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  3. Monster snowstorm shuts down travel, cancels planes, cuts power, and prompts states of emergency from Pittsburgh through New York City

    Later in the day on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, a major pileup involving over 30 vehicles occurred amid snowy conditions, shutting down the westbound lane for hours. The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that at least two fatalities occurred due to the crash.

    Besides the slippery roads causing delays and wrecks across the Northeast, hundreds of flights were canceled and rail service was suspended. Airlines canceled more than 1,200 flights ahead of the winter storm.

    Amtrak announced on Tuesday it would operate on a modified schedule in parts of the Northeast and cancel some services from Wednesday to Friday.

    Power outages in North carolina and Virginia

    On Wednesday night, snowfall totals surpassed one foot in portions of central and northern Pennsylvania. One band of intense snow has created a phenomenon known as thundersnow, when lightning and thunder are seen during intense bursts of snow.

    By early Thursday morning, a heavy band of snow had set up across the southern tier of New York state, with snowfall in excess of 2 feet reported around the Binghamton area. [more]

    Loud humming noises in Sydney, Australia – Mystery booms and rumblings in England and the US! What is going on with these strange sounds in the sky?

    In the last few days, residents of Sydney, Australia were left baffled after a mystery hum inundated the sky at 4:40am on Dec. 15th… And that during two long minutes!

    A few days before, some loud booms were reported in Bath, England, also in the morning hours. The source hasn’t been determined yet.

    On Dec. 10th a loud boom and a bright flash of light just before 11 p.m. were reported by scared residents of Hendersonville’s Walton Ferry and Indian Lake peninsulas, Old Hickory and Hermitage in Tennessee. No clues have been found yet… But this one is probably a meteor, no?

    A loud explosion was heard over Eagle, Idaho Friday night at around 8:15 p.m. [more]

    Congress Is Still Willing to Let America Down

    After a months-long stalemate that has left workers, families, small businesses and state and local governments at the mercy of an escalating pandemic, congressional leaders may be about to finalize a $900 billion Covid-19 relief package. Aid of any sort is welcome, of course, but if the current deal holds, few will receive all the help they need — and some won’t get any at all.

    whatever happens, it will almost certainly not be enough to set the economy on a sure-footed path. [more]

    [4th section below]

  4. Thursday, 17 December 2020

    Extreme Weather Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" to strike Fiji with destructive winds, storm surge and very heavy rain
    Category 5 Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" makes landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji

    Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" made landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji's second-largest island just after 06:00 UTC (18:00 LT) on December 17, 2020, with wind speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph) and momentary gusts up to 345 km/h (215 mph), according to the RSMC Nadi. The Government of Fiji ordered a 14-hour nationwide curfew ahead of the storm and declared a "State of Natural Disaster" for the next 30 days to respond to the crisis. Yasa is the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Fiji since Winston in 2016. [more]

    The Real Trees Behind Fake Corporate Climate Progress

    cases illustrate how weak rules and a lack of oversight can plague the offsets market, just as many corporations and policymakers try to increase their supply to help meet aggressive climate-change targets. The global airline industry, for instance, is poised to launch a program next month that will eventually spend billions of dollars on carbon offsets to help flatten net emissions from international air travel. Some credits from GreenTrees and the Conservancy will be eligible for this program.

    climate policy experts say carbon offsets work only if they trigger a carbon reduction that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. In other words, the money from the corporations buying the offsets has to be the reason that trees are being planted or protected. [more]

    Fireworks erupt at Senate hearing on alleged election irregularities [~ 8 min. biased video]

    Alaska Health Worker Had a Serious Allergic Reaction After Pfizer's Vaccine

    A health care worker in Alaska had a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, symptoms that emerged within minutes and required an overnight hospital stay. [more]

    [5th installment next]

  5. [from wtf news]
    Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in 3 months, Chilean scientists say

    More than 30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile, a spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent.

    Scientists with the university's National Seismological Center said the small quakes - including one stronger shake of magnitude 6 - were detected in the Bransfield Strait, a 60-mile wide (96-km) ocean channel between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. [more]

    ‘It is madness’: Governors rage over stimulus snub

    America’s governors seethed on Wednesday over news that a much-anticipated federal stimulus package will not include a bailout for local governments — and accused Washington of abandoning states and cities. [more]

    Drenching storms to target portions of South America

    A quick-hitting storm system is set to unleash drenching rainfall and locally severe thunderstorms across portions of South America to end the week.

    An area of low pressure will begin to develop early Friday across central Argentina, west of Bahía Blanca. As this storm strengthens throughout the day Friday into Friday night, unsettled weather will be in store for much of central and eastern Argentina. [more]

    [sick, twisted news]
    Bill Gates has been warning of a global health threat for years. Here are 12 people who seemingly predicted the coronavirus pandemic.

    Bill Gates predicted that the next four to six months "could be the worst of the epidemic" in an interview with CNN on Sunday. [wool YEAH, because he had it developed and spread to MAKE HIM $$!]

    Gates, flu and disease [fakes] experts, and [bought off] government officials have been warning of a pandemic for years. [more]

    [from Ain't Gonna Happen news]
    Getting U.S to Zero Carbon Will Take a $2.5 Trillion Investment by 2030

    It’s going to take $2.5 trillion in spending over the next decade to get the U.S. on a path to a carbon-free economy, but the transition will help to pay for itself, Princeton University researchers say.

    Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 -- a central goal of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate plan -- would require expanding renewable-energy systems, building more efficient homes and putting 50 million electric cars on the road, according to a report released Tuesday.[more; complete green-wash bullshit]

  6. The power went off for about 45 min. here as i was finishing off snow-blowing the driveway and helping three neighbors.

    Red tide found off Florida's southwest coast; birds sick

    Red tide is back in the waters off of Florida’s southwest coast, making birds sick and killing fish, according to a state environmental agency update on Wednesday. [more]

    Democrats and Republicans reach $900bn Covid deal in mad dash before government shutdown

    The bill in its current form includes another round of direct payments to most Americans, this time worth only between $600 and $700 instead of the $1,200 taxpayers received in the spring. [more]

    [a quick look at green waste]
    China biodegradable plastics 'failing to solve pollution crisis'

    A massive increase in biodegradable plastic production in China is outpacing the country's ability to degrade the materials, according to a new report published by the charity Greenpeace. [more]

    [just in time for the holidays]
    Study says cheese and red wine could boost brain health

    [so people can think more clearly about extinction]

    according to the results of a new study, eating cheese and drinking red wine may actually give your brain a boost.

    The study, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, analyzed data over a 10-year period from 1,787 people between the ages of 46 and 77 in the U.K. Biobank, a large-scale biomedical database and research resource. The researchers specifically looked at participants’ fluid intelligence test (FIT) — which provides a snapshot of a person’s ability to think quickly — when they started the study and again in two follow-up assessments. Researchers also analyzed their diet and alcohol consumption over time.

    The researchers found that certain foods and drinks seemed to have protective effects against cognitive decline. Specifically:

    Cheese was the most protective food against age-related cognitive decline, with researchers noting that eating the food “strongly predicted better FIT scores over time.”

    Drinking alcohol daily, especially red wine

    Eating lamb weekly (this was not true of other red meats)

    The researchers found that people with a high salt diet who had other risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease had decreasing performance over time. “We observed that added salt may put at-risk individuals at greater risk,” they wrote. [more; too small a sample]

    [2nd part follows]

  7. [nonsense headline by grandstanding politician]
    ‘The country is in a dangerous hour’: Lincoln Project founder warns second Trump coup is coming

    Longtime Republican strategist and Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt on Tuesday said America is in a dangerous hour and warned that president Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the election result “was a failed coup” that would result in him attempting another.

    “It was a failed coup,” he continued. “The way you get to the second coup in most countries is by having your first unsuccessful one,” he said in an interview with MSNBC. [oh right, Dominion/Dems steal the election FROM Trump, but he's the "bad guy."]

    Mr Schmidt, who registered as a Democrat after nearly 30 years with the Republican Party, went on to say there is only one pro-democracy political party in the country and “that is the Democratic party.”

    [what a crock of shit - the THIEVING BULLYING CORRUPTION party is more like it; both parties work for corporations and mega-wealthy, including THEMSELVES, while the rest of us scrabble around for crumbs]

    He described the violence in Washington DC during the weekend as “fascistic, political, right-wing extremist” in which eight police officers were injured and four others stabbed. The violence erupted in several locations in DC following a “Stop the Steal” rally in support of Mr Trump's repeated and baseless allegations of electoral fraud.

    “The pro-democracy side of the political debate can never again lose a presidential election to a pro-autocracy side because there may not be an election after that,” the former Republican cautioned.
    [more; we may see the same scenario as Thief In Chief Biden takes power for a few months before ceding control to Harris the Cop due to mental fogginess]

    The Latest: Alaska reports 2nd adverse reaction to vaccine

    Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second health care worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau says the two workers showed adverse reactions about 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and were treated. One received the vaccine Tuesday and will remain in the hospital another night under observation while the other, vaccinated Wednesday, has fully recovered. [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  8. Fiji imposes curfew as Cyclone Yasa approaches [71 sec. lead-in video]

    Fiji declared a state of natural disaster on Thursday (December 17), as Cyclone Yasa approached the Pacific island nation. The category five storm is expected to bring winds of up to 250km per hour and torrential rain. The government has ordered a nationwide 14-hour curfew, urging the island's one million residents to stay inside.

    'Heartbroken' New York Zoo [Prison for Animals] Loses Two Young Elephants to 'Lethal' Virus in One Week

    The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is in Syracuse, New York, is mourning the loss of another young elephant just days after the death of a year-old calf.

    On Sunday, the zoo announced on Facebook that their 5-year-old Asian elephant Batu died on Friday morning after succumbing to Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV), "a lethal strain of herpes that targets Asian elephants." [more]

    ’Liberals are going nuts’: NC senator says he’d support suspension of civil liberties

    “All the liberals are just going nuts today,” he said Wednesday. “Somebody has got to stand up and risk being ridiculed, laughed at and scorned, And right now that’s me.”

    Steinburg’s comments, first reported Tuesday night by WRAL, found a national audience Wednesday in the Washington Post.

    On Facebook, the Republican from northeast Chowan County posted comments from controversial retired Gen. Thomas McInerney, who said that Trump should suspend civil liberties and invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, which would allow the president to deploy the military to quell domestic disorder. [more; no, let Antifa run the show, while the military stands down and the cops look the other way - that's what we're in for, imho]

    [it's all going away, no matter who occupies the White House]
    Trump administration delays protection for monarch butterfly

    Trump administration officials announced Tuesday that the beloved monarch butterfly is a "candidate" for federal designation as a threatened species — but will not receive the designation for several years, as there are other priorities.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was asked to protect the butterfly in 2014, with a decision expected this week. However, officials proposed Tuesday listing the monarch under the Endangered Species Act in 2024, delaying several legal protections for the butterfly and its habitat. [more]

    Bird flu spreads to a quarter of Japan prefectures

    Japan's worst bird flu outbreak on record spread to new farms this week and has been found in around a quarter of the country's 47 prefectures, with officials ordering more cullings. [more]

  9. Starting off with a cartoon:

    [every day we read of attacks on humans by some species or another; I think this is a first]

    RIPPED OPEN Komodo Dragon savages worker at ‘Jurassic Park’ resort tearing open ‘several parts of his body’ in vicious attack

    [another such attack from 2017 listed]

    BREAKING: Tornado Hits Near Tampa, Florida | NewsNOW from FOX [~ 5 min. news piece]

    Twin Cyclones In So Pacific [~ 75.75 min. BBN]

    Elephants tear down houses in SWKH village

    of wild elephants on Sunday evening wreaked havoc on Kalapahar village under Ranikor Civil Sub-Division, leaving two houses destroyed.
    General secretary of All Khasi Hills Achik Federation (AKHAF), John D Sangma, informed that the incident took place on Sunday around 7:30 pm when a herd of seven wild elephants attacked the village and levelled the houses.
    [more; no injuries, elephants just sayin' gtfo!]

    Deadly 'brain-eating amoeba' has expanded its range northward

    The organisms' expanded range may be [no, it definitely IS] due to increased temperatures from climate change. [more]

    Super cyclone Yasa hits Fiji bringing floods & landslides | newshour4u [~ 2.5 min. news spot]

    The severe category five Cyclone Yasa was carrying wind speeds of, up to 240 kilometres per hour, when it made landfall on the island of Vanua Levu, with wind gusts of up to 345kph, Fiji's meteorological service said.
    [more @ SOTT, where they convert that wind gust speed to 214 mph! Jeeeeeez!]

  10. CrossTalk, QUARANTINE EDITION: Seditious media [~ 26.25 min.]

    Exhibit A: The smoking gun. We know now, without a doubt, the media ran interference for the Biden campaign before the election. The Hunter Biden story was not debunked, was not Russian misinformation. We were lied to again. Where is the accountability?

    EU allocates full €6 billion to Turkey in deal aimed at stopping migrants heading to Europe

    The European Union has allocated a multibillion-euro sum to Turkey to fund the welfare of refugees hosted by the country, after Ankara pledged to stop the flow of illegal migrants and refugees to Europe. [more; like N. Korea, they'll be back for more, soon]

    ‘I believe we have failed’: Swedish king slams the government’s hands-off approach to the pandemic

    King Carl XVI Gustaf has spoken out against his country’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, saying the Swedish government has failed to save lives due to the laissez-faire strategy it had adopted. [more; I think the powers that be had COVID-19 distributed to multiple countries over many months to facilitate their agenda]

    Surgeons perform drastically worse on their birthdays, creating 23% surge in elderly patients’ death rates

    The study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and found that the “birthday effect” increased the 30-day mortality rate for elderly patients by 23 percent, to a total of 6.9 percent, compared with the average 5.6-percent rate for every other day of the year. [more]