Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Event Update For 2020-12-22

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

2020-12-22 - Unknown odor hits passenger plane, plane evacuated immediately after landing, in coastal Hawke's Bay (New Zealand):

Quote: "An 'unusual smell' saw passengers on a Hawke’s Bay flight evacuated and asked to run from the plane as soon as it landed."

Quote: "Wanoa said FENZ crews conducted a gas detection test, but nothing was identified and the incident was left with Air New Zealand shortly after 9pm."

2020-12-22 - Unknown stench closes post office on Hurontario Street in Collingwood (Canada), 700 feet from Lake Huron:

2020-12-22 - Man critically burned after being found on fire outside building near Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

Quote: "A passerby called 911 on Tuesday morning after finding a man engulfed in flames behind the old Zorbadilla Restaurant near Prospect Lake. The passerby attempted to put out the man with his coat and his coat in turn caught on fire. The burned man was taken to the hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over his entire body."

2020-12-22 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation near Three Mile Island in Londonderry Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-12-22 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire just before 4 AM on Andrew Macdonald Close in Market Harborough (Britain):

2020-12-22 - Recycling center destroyed by fire on East Clement Street in De Soto (Missouri):

2020-12-22 - Volcano Suwanosejima erupting constantly in the Ryukyu Islands (Japan):

2020-12-22 - Volcano Sheveluch erupts powerfully on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2020-12-22 - Volcano Etna erupts and spews lava in Italy:

2020-12-22 - Magnitude 3.9 earthquake shakes volcano Bárðarbunga (Iceland):

2020-12-22 - The top 5 climate stories of 2020:

2020-12-22 - Industrial estate rocked by explosion and fire on Liverpool Road in Irlam (Britain), 1 injured:

2020-12-22 - Wildfire smoke carries microbes that can cause infectious diseases:

2020-12-22 - School bus bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM on Route 104 near Shelocta (Pennsylvania):

Note: This is the 68th school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 366th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-12-22 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Durban (South Africa):

Note: This is the 367th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 near Frackville (Pennsylvania):

2020-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Hays (Kansas):

2020-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 57 near Swainsboro (Georgia):,12718

2020-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M50 near Ledbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 1725th, 1726th, 1727th and 1728th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-12-22 - Utility truck bursts into flame on Palmer Road near Route 3 in Columbia (Missouri), 1 injured:

2020-12-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Gulf Highway near Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2020-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 near Shadwell (Virginia):

2020-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Dane Bank Avenue in Crewe (Britain):

2020-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Warrington (Britain):

2020-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Hastings Avenue in coastal Clacton-on-Sea (Britain):

2020-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Bramford Road in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

2020-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Cottingham Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Cottingham Road, Hull. Tue 22 Dec 2020 19:50 (No:023889) Vehicle fire out on arrival of Fire Service, battery disconnected using small tools, , incident left with owner."

2020-12-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Haldon Hill (Britain):

2020-12-22 - Truck stop destroyed by fire off I-80 in Milton (Pennsylvania):

2020-12-22 - Refrigerator factory heavily damaged by massive fire in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2020-12-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire off Quail Lane in Foley (Alabama), 3 injured:

2020-12-22 - Home damaged by fire on Jefferson Avenue in Albert Lea (Minnesota):

2020-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 2:30 AM on Marlow Road in El Paso (Texas), 1 injured:

2020-12-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire near 2nd Avenue South and 9th Street in Great Falls (Montana):

2020-12-22 - Deadly fire destroys home in Hebron (New York), 1 killed:

2020-12-22 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 2 AM on Lembke Road in Arcadia (New York), 2 killed:

2020-12-22 - Deadly fire destroys home on Lucy Street in coastal Providence (Rhode Island), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-12-22 - Vacant home burns at 6 AM on Lorain Avenue in Silver Spring (Maryland):

2020-12-22 - Vacant commercial building burns at 4:55 AM on South Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-12-23 - Nearly 30 cows found dead at ranch near Schriever Air Force Base (Colorado):

Quote: "There was no outward evidence that they had been injured."

Quote: "Kirby said a rural outreach deputy who responded said he’d 'never seen anything like it.'"

2020-12-23 - Woman found dead in trash bin, another woman has 'medical episode' and drops dead at apartments, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "Detectives say the deaths of two women in Albuquerque over the past week — one of them found in a trash bin — are not being investigated as homicides."

2020-12-22 - Man found dead near Encore Boston Harbor hotel in coastal Everett (Massachusetts):

2020-12-22 - Man found dead in waterway near Best Buy in coastal Boca Raton (Florida):

2020-12-22 - Musician, man, 75, Mountain guitarist Leslie West, goes into cardiac arrest and dies near coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

2020-12-22 - Woman, 38, found dead outside home on Roberts Lane in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "There are no obvious signs of trauma, according to the KCSO."

2020-12-22 - Man found dead near Alice Avenue and South Madison Street in Albany (Georgia):

2020-12-22 - Woman found dead near Fishing Creek Road in the Antioch community east of North Wilkesboro (North Carolina):

2020-12-22 - Woman found dead near LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo (Utah):

2020-12-22 - Man found dead in car at rec center in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2020-12-22 - Woman, 37, found dead in the water at waterfront in Toronto (Canada):

2020-12-22 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Millington (Tennessee):

2020-12-22 - Freight train derails, fire erupts, north of coastal Seattle (Washington):

2020-12-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on Route 50 in Wood County (West Virginia):

2020-12-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-26 near Ridgeville (South Carolina):

2020-12-22 - SUV veers off road in the wee hours, plunges into canal, in coastal North Fort Myers (Florida):

2020-12-22 - SUV veers off road at 5:30 AM, crashes into home, on Woodland Street in Springfield (Tennessee):

2020-12-22 - SUV veers off road, crashes into bushes, in South Lake Tahoe (California), 2 injured:

2020-12-22 - Pickup truck veers off road, plunges into the Rock River, near Byron (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-12-22 - Car slams into pole in parking lot in Evansville (Indiana), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police are still investigating, but they say he possibly had a medical issue."

2020-12-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Lakewood (Colorado):

2020-12-22 - Naked man walks around airport terminal in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2020-12-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Rio De Janeiro State (Brazil), almost 9 inches of rain in 24 hours:

2020-12-22 - Second wave of biblical locust plagues hits the Horn of Africa and Yemen:

2020-12-22 - The coronavirus was circulating in Europe and China months before officials identified the outbreak in Wuhan, studies show:

2020-12-22 - 'Forever chemicals' pollute water from Alaska to Florida:

2020-12-22 - For 55 percent of Americans, 2020 has been a personal financial disaster:


  1. Oh man, Jonny - the 'unknown' odors problem becoming much more noticeable lately, and may have had a touch of H2S in it; the same H2S laced air of higher concentration wafting by the ground may be the cause of the cattle deaths. You've already pointed out that it's the cause of most (if not all) of the 'medical episodes' affecting drivers and most/all the people dropping dead, not to mention that it causes fires in a long vacant buildings with no power or gas service. Houston, we have a problem.

    Let's start today off with a philosophical presentation.

    Thursday, 24 December 2020
    Words from Alan Watts that speak to Today

    There is great wisdom here and back 40-50 years ago he expressed ideas that I cannot express so eloquently.

    Please listen!

    Alan Watts - The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions [~ 13 min.]

    We Are Being Told The “Scary” Mutant COVID In South Africa Is Even More Dangerous That The “Super COVID” In The UK

    A new mutant strain of COVID-19 that has been dubbed “501.V2” has gotten completely out of control in South Africa, and authorities are telling us that it is an even bigger threat than the “Super COVID” that has been causing so much panic in the United Kingdom. Of course viruses mutate all the time, and so it isn’t a surprise that COVID-19 has been mutating. But mutations can become a major issue when they fundamentally alter the way that a virus affects humans, and we are being told that “501.V2” is much more transmissible than previous versions of COVID and that even young people are catching it a lot more easily. That is potentially a huge concern, because up until now young people have not been hit very hard by the COVID pandemic.

    The British press is using the word “scary” to describe this new variant, and at this point it has become the overwhelmingly dominant strain in South Africa…

    Authorities are optimistically telling us that the recent vaccines that have been developed will “likely” work against this new variant, but the truth is that they will not know until testing is done.

    And if the vaccines don’t work against “501.V2”, we could be back to square one very rapidly.

    For now, countries all over the globe are banning flights from South Africa in a desperate attempt to isolate this new version. The UK, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and Israel are among the nations that have banned those flights, but so far the United States is not on that list. [of course not - just like with the Wuhan outbreak]

    More people are going to get sick, and some will suffer intensely, but the vast majority of those that get the virus will survive.

    If you want to wear a mask, then wear a mask.

    If you don’t want to wear a mask, then don’t wear a mask.

    We should be free to make our own choices, and we should also be free to experience the consequences for those choices.

    Unfortunately, there are way too many people out there that think that they have the right to censor and control what we say and what we do, and that trend is likely to only get worse as our society continues to spin out of control in the years ahead. [more]

    [2nd section coming up]

  2. [big step on the road to Terminator/Robocop]
    France, China developing biologically engineered supersoldiers: report

    Just two weeks after it was announced China was developing biologically enhanced super soldiers, France has joined the fray in creating terminator troops that can be "bred to kill" according to a new report.

    Last week, France gave the go-ahead for augmented soldiers, and some fear the super troopers could be the new norm in the recent future.

    The French seek to improve "physical, cognitive, perceptive and psychological capacities," and could allow for location tracking or connectivity with weapons systems and other soldiers. Among the ministry's research were drugs to keep troops awake for long periods of time and combat stress, and even surgery to improve hearing.

    The new species of augmented soldiers, dubbed "homo robocopus" could also have altered DNA to give them enhanced speed and strength as well as robotics.

    Here is some of the tech in progress to create "homo robocopus," according to the Sun.

    Brain microchips — France has been given the all-clear to develop microchips to enhance soldier brain power.

    Bionic eyes — Being developed in Hong Kong, this gives users infrared and night vision.

    Super hearing — The US's Tactical Communication and Protective System are smart earbuds which boost soldiers' hearing to be near superhuman.

    Health implant — DARPA, the Pentagon's research arm, is developing cyborg implants to monitor combat efficiency.

    Enhanced limbs — A Devcom report revealed plans to equip US soldiers with enhanced limbs for increased strength.

    Exoskeleton legs — The US Army has tested an exoskeleton which can be attached to soldier's legs and can increase their productivity by up to 27 times.

    Synthetic blood — Respirocyte is a theoretical red blood cell that could help soldiers not get out of breath and stay underwater for hours.

    Pain immunity — DARPA's Persistence in Combat initiative would allow soldiers to have their pain suppressed for 30 days. [more]
    Georgia election official who scoffed at Trump's fraud claims says woman used his home address to 'illegally vote'

    [the heavens are trying to get our attention]
    Spectacular fireball explodes over China's Yushu City, the largest fireball event since December 2018

    A spectacular fireball exploded over northwestern China's Yushu City, Qinghai Province at around 23:23 UTC on December 22, 2020 (07:23 LT, December 23). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. Many locals reported hearing a series of loud bangs. [more; tweets/vids]

    [3rd part follows]

  3. Unusual winter storm brings heavy snow and record temperatures to North America, over 220 000 households without power

    The season's first official winter storm has brought heavy snow and strong winds to North America, particularly affecting British Columbia, Canada as more than 220 000 households lost access to electricity on Monday, December 21, 2020. The storm was also responsible for the unusual record-breaking temperatures in Kelowna, as well as in Washington State, where above-average temperatures between 10 and 15 °C (50 and 59 °F) were recorded. [more]

    Increased seismicity under Hudson volcano, alert level raised, Chile

    The National Geology and Mining Service of Chile (SERNAGEOMIN) has raised the alert level for Cerro Hudson volcano from Green to Yellow (2 of 4) on December 22, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 (VEI 2). This volcano has a history of VEI 6 and VEI 5 eruptions, with the last VEI 5 from August 8 to October 27, 1991 -- this was Chile's second-largest eruption of the 20th century. [more]

    Government Proposes First Take Permit for Condor Deaths at a Wind Farm

    The California Condor is perhaps America’s most iconic endangered species and conservation success story. In the 1980s, the wild population dwindled to just 25 birds, which were brought into captivity as a last resort. By the end of 2019, 337 California Condors soared over the West Coast. It’s still an endangered species, but biologists’ hard work rearing condor chicks and releasing them to the wild has paid off. The population continues to recover and expand.

    But the condors may soon be a victim of their own success. This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the federal agency charged with protecting condors and other endangered species, announced a draft plan five years in the making to allow an energy company to kill a small number of condors at a southern California wind farm. To get the permit, which would apply only to condors killed incidentally (as opposed to intentionally), the company would have to fund efforts, costing millions of dollars, to both prevent condor-turbine collisions and ensure more condors are released to the wild.

    The plan is not final, and the agency is seeking public opinion on the proposal through February 5, 2021. [more; kill the wind farm!]

    Episode 392 – The Future of Vaccines [~ 41.5 min.]

    If the Gateses and the Faucis and the representatives of the international medical establishment get their way, life will not return to normal until the entire planet is vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. What many do not yet understand, however, is that the vaccines that are being developed for SARS-Cov-2 are unlike any vaccines that have ever been used on the human population before. And, as radically different as these vaccines appear, they represent only the very beginning of a complete transformation of vaccine technology that is currently taking place in research labs across the planet.

    [4th piece next]

  4. Suspicions grow that nanoparticles in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trigger rare allergic reactions

    Severe allergy-like reactions in at least eight people who received the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech over the past 2 weeks may be due to a compound in the packaging of the messenger RNA (mRNA) that forms the vaccine’s main ingredient, scientists say. A similar mRNA vaccine developed by Moderna, which was authorized for emergency use in the United States on Friday, also contains the compound, polyethylene glycol (PEG).

    PEG has never been used before in an approved vaccine, but it is found in many drugs that have occasionally triggered anaphylaxis—a potentially life-threatening reaction that can cause rashes, a plummeting blood pressure, shortness of breath, and a fast heartbeat. Some allergists and immunologists believe a small number of people previously exposed to PEG may have high levels of antibodies against PEG, putting them at risk of an anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine. [more]

    Anti-diarrhoea drug drives cancer cells to cell death

    In cell culture, loperamide, a drug commonly used against diarrhoea, proves effective against glioblastoma cells. A research team at Goethe University has now unravelled the drug’s mechanisms of action of cell death induction and – in doing so – has shown how this compound could help attack brain tumours that otherwise are difficult to treat. [more]

    In Madagascar’s hungry south, drought pushes more than 1 million to brink of famine

    In Madagascar’s deep south, 1.35 million people, including 100,000 children, could fall victim to malnutrition this year, as the worst drought in a decade grips the region.
    This remote region has witnessed 16 famines since 1896, eight of which occurred in the past four decades. Most were the direct result of rainfall deficits, but misguided or failed policies have deepened the distress.
    This year, with crop failures, pandemic-related restrictions curbing access to markets, and sharp increases in prices of essentials, food has remained out of reach for thousands.
    Such droughts and the attendant famines are likely to become more frequent due to climate change, producing more hunger and distress in one of the poorest countries in the world. [more]

    [last piece 5th]

  5. ‘Devastating’ fires engulf Brazilian Pantanal wetlands – again

    Wildfires erupting in August have ravaged much of Brazil’s Pantanal Matogrossense National Park, which is a part of the Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland.
    Fires have so far consumed nearly 4.5 million hectares across the Pantanal, totaling about 30% of the biome and nearly 22 times the area lost between 2000 and 2018.
    This year’s intense fires added to damage already done in 2019, when flames engulfed hundreds of thousands of hectares across the Pantanal.
    Sources say most of the fires started from slash-and-burn farming, which is becoming more prevalent due to the weakening of environmental agencies under the Bolsonaro administration.

    Wildfires have been ravaging Pantanal Matogrossense National Park for months, invading the vast conservation area from all sides, according to local sources. The blazes have wreaked untold environmental havoc on this rich and complex ecosystem, scorching vegetation, killing animals and leaving countless others without habitat. [more]

    [Merry Climate Change Christmas!]
    Nearly 5 million people under intense thunderstorm threat for Christmas Eve

    The storm that will threaten the eastern United States with rain, wind and snow through the Christmas holiday can also unleash severe thunderstorms across southern portions of the storm as people finish up their last minute holiday preparations.

    Similar to a storm that swept across the Southeast last week, the storm forecast to bring a cold front through the Southeast through Christmas Eve will have the ingredients needed to produce intense thunderstorms.

    By late Thursday night, the severe threat will wane across the Southeast and mid-Atlantic states as the cold front sweeps out over the Atlantic Ocean and a drier, more stable air mass filters into the region. This air mass will cause a significant drop in temperature for Christmas Day. [more]

    A 'falling iguana' warning has been issued for parts of southern Florida this week

    A "falling iguana" alert has been issued in southern Florida, alerting residents to be on the lookout for lizards falling out of trees.

    When the temperature plummets the cold-blooded iguanas' bodies go into a state of dormancy, and if they happen to be in a tree when that occurs, they sometimes crash to the ground.

    But they're usually not dead, and animal experts warn they should be left alone. [more]

  6. The problem with not wearing masks is the same as with drunk driving. If you're infected (and you may not know it) and you don't wear a mask, then you spew the big droplets out that then aerosolize into much tinier particles, and those are likely to get past the masks of people who are wearing them. This was demonstrated in studies involving hamsters. If the infected hamsters' cage was covered with mask material, transmission went way down. If the HEALTHY hamsters' cage was covered, transmission was twice as frequent, though still not as bad as when neither cage was covered.

    So the question then becomes: does your right to not wear a mask take priority over other peoples' rights not to be subjected to an increased chance of infection by your viral-laden particles? The same question arises with drunk driving: does your right to drive drunk if you so choose take priority over the rights of other people not to get killed by your drunk ass?

    Too bad we're not like the South Koreans. They learned about the virus the same day we did and had their first diagnosed infection on the same day we did too. They masked up, everywhere, everyone. Now they've had a bit less than 800 deaths total in the last nine months and we have the same number of deaths every eight HOURS. Their hospitals aren't full, they're not shipping body bags to hard hit places - because there are none - and they don't need to keep a fleet of refrigerated mobile morgues deployed at hospitals.

    If it isn't masks that saved them all those lives then the only other difference is that of all countries in the world, they have BY FAR the greatest 5G deployed. It's everywhere there. So either masks or 5G is protecting them from the widespread death we're experiencing. I doubt it's the 5G, though I can't completely rule it out.

  7. Good analysis, Jonny - except it begs the question why did this crap virus get invented and dispersed anyway? Answer: we don't have any rights. People with little to no morals or ethics do things they want to do to better their own situation, regardless of the consequences to humanity (or any life). It's flawed humanity.
    Sweden too, did alright without masks and lockdowns until it didn't work any longer. Like Sweden, S. Korea is a small nation/state. China locked everyone down initially and they seem to be coming out of it, though it threw a spanner in the global economy and their own. Our approach now is haphazard and flawed, though the mask wearing will probably continue indefinitely (into 2022 now, i'm hearing). Since modern humanity has never dealt with such a problem, we're unprepared for pandemics - always playing catch-up.

    Also recall the mask study we just recently learned about actually shows there isn't any difference (probably because the type of masks used isn't standardized to prevent Sars-Cov-2 from getting beyond).


    The Year in Math and Computer Science [7.75 min. video]

    [this one isn't included]
    After Centuries, a Seemingly Simple Math Problem Gets an Exact Solution

    Mathematicians have long pondered the reach of a grazing goat tied to a fence, only finding approximate answers until now. [more]

  8. Asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty will fly past Earth on Christmas Day, NASA says

    An asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty will fly past Earth at 8:20pm GMT on Christmas Day, according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Studies.

    The asteroid, called 2014 SD224, will come within 0.02019 astronomical units, or nearly 1.9 million miles, from the Earth's surface. [more; whew]

    According to publicly available NASA data, there have been 24,629 NEOs discovered, as of Tuesday.

    It is estimated that there are about 25,000 near-Earth objects (NEOs) larger than 460 feet (140 metres). [more]

    Pod of 10 sperm whales washes up on beach in Yorkshire, UK

    Six of the sperm whales are thought to already be dead after they were spotted on the beach between Tunstall and Withernsea, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. [more]

    More evidence lockdowns don't work

    According to an end-of-year report by Neil Ferguson et al, introducing the first national lockdown a week earlier than March 23rd would have saved 21,000 lives. But would it? As we've documented many times on Lockdown Sceptics, the evidence that lockdowns significantly reduce virus transmission - or mortality - is threadbare at best. Which makes the Government's strategy of constantly ratcheting up restrictions rather nonsensical.

    I'll give three examples to illustrate the point. [more]

    Roads and streets turned into rivers in Lusaka, Zambia [2 videos]

    [from There Goes The Food: more birds suffer human culling disease]
    Bird flu hits largest poultry farm in Japan, record 1.6 million chickens to be culled
    Since November, farm outbreaks of such bird flu have occurred in 12 prefectures, including the western prefecture of Kagawa and the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki. Chiba is the 13th prefecture to report an outbreak this year and the first to do so in eastern Japan.

    Chiba has the second-largest number of farmed egg-laying hens in the country [more]
    Beautician has her face gnawed off by a pack of 10 wild dogs in eastern Russia

    The animals ripped her clothes off in -22C (-7.6F) temperatures, bit her down to the bone, and chewed all the skin off her face before locals came rushing to help.

    One of the dogs attacked a policeman who joined the rescue party, before being shot dead by the officer.

    She was rushed to hospital in critical condition, and is now in intensive care - hooked up to a lung ventilator and in a medically-induced coma. [more]

    65-year-old man dies after stray dog attack in Kerala, India

    "There were bite injuries all over the body and there was significant bleeding," a police official said. [more]

    [2nd tranche awaits]

  9. Sea Level Rise Worse Than Expected [38.3 min. BBN]

    Shallow M6.1 earthquake reported off Palau in western Pacific Ocean

    [try to enjoy this holiday everyone - it may be our last]

    Friday, 25 December 2020
    Covid-19: The deception of the PCR test
    The PCR Deception [~ 15 min. video lead-in, article has 2nd short video]

    WHO Quietly Changes “Herd Immunity” Definition In Stunning Display Of Orwellian Social Engineering [news hub piece, Robin calls it propaganda; then this]

    Did Fauci Just Admit He Lied About Herd Immunity To Trick Americans Into Vaccine? [zero hedge pieceDr. Anthony Fauci, the Democrat-approved 'science' in 'trust the science,' appears to have just admitted to lying about COVID-19 herd immunity in order to goad more people into taking the vaccine, according to a new report in the New York Times.

    At issue is the percentage of the population which must require resistance to the coronavirus - through infection or vaccination - in order for the disease to disappear.

    Early into the pandemic, Fauci repeatedly claimed '60-70%' herd immunity was required to achieve herd immunity. Beginning around a month ago, however, Fauci's estimate drifted higher - to "70, 75 percent," and more recently telling CNBC "75, 80, 85 percent" and "75 to 80-plus percent." [move the goal posts! everybody's doin' it]

    When asked about it, Fauci essentially said he lied for political purposes due to vaccine skeptics.

    Dr. Fauci said that weeks ago, he had hesitated to publicly raise his estimate because many Americans seemed hesitant about vaccines, which they would need to accept almost universally in order for the country to achieve herd immunity. [long list of source links]

    [at the bottom of the article is this video]

    Andrew Wakefield: Vaccination Destroys Natural Herd Immunity and
    Weakens The Population [~ 13.3 min.]
    A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean

    [Japan and Norway immediately send "research vessels". ..]

    Weighing up to 380,000 pounds and stretching some 100 feet long, the blue whale — the largest creature to have ever lived on Earth — might at first seem difficult for human eyes and ears to miss.

    But a previously unknown population of the leviathans has long been lurking in the Indian Ocean, leaving scientists [and WHALE SLAUGHTERERS!] none the wiser, new research suggests.

    [they probably shouldn't have published this]

    The covert cadre of whales, described in a paper published last week in the journal Endangered Species Research, has its own signature anthem: a slow, bellowing ballad that’s distinct from any other whale song ever described. It joins only a dozen or so other blue whale songs that have been documented, each the calling card of a unique population. [more; breaking out my Whale Songs album ..oh, i no longer have a turn-table . ..]

    [3rd piece below]

  10. Feral pigs flummox Puerto Rico, infiltrate communities [like D.C.]

    Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their way across Puerto Rico in what many fear has become an unstoppable quest to eat and reproduce on an island struggling to stop them.

    They forage through gardens and farms, knock over trash cans and leave pungent trails of urine and excrement, stopping occasionally to bathe if they find potholes full of rainwater. The former pets — or descendants of former pets — have reproduced at such an alarming rate that the U.S. territory declared a health emergency last year so federal officials could start eradicating them. [here we go again - let's kill another species!!]

    The problem started about five years ago after people began buying the pigs as pets without knowing they would grow to weigh 250 pounds or more. [oh, so you were STUPID and didn't do your RESEARCH!]

    The project to eradicate them could take a couple of years. Once the pigs are trapped, Olivieri said, they are taken to a facility owned by Puerto Rico’s Department of Agriculture and euthanized in a humane way.

    That process has drawn sharp criticism from animal rights groups such as Women United for Animal Welfare, who decry the killing of pigs and demand they be relocated to a safe area until someone can find a home for them or a sanctuary can be built. More than 65,000 people have signed a petition backing such proposals. [more; no -
    KILL, KILL!!!]

    [laugh-er headline of the day]
    Melted fuel removal at Fukushima delayed by pandemic

    [BWAH-haaa-haaaaaaaaaaah! it's been delayed for DECADES!]

    Japan's government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that the removal of melted reactor fuel planned to start in 2021 will have to be postponed by about one year due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. [more; and next year, we'll think up something else . ..]

    California power firm threatens to cut off 130,000 households amid wildfire threat

    A California power firm has threatened to cut off 150,000 households on Christmas Eve as strong winds whip up, threatening to spark more wildfires in the state.

    Southern California Edison (SCE) said it is considering pulling the plug on power supplies to homes and businesses in eight counties.

    Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Ventura counties are those areas affected.

    SCE said on its website 155,368 customers are at risk of a black-out on Thursday

    Some 17,702 customers are already without power due to fire safety concerns, SCE added. [more]

    [4th selection follows]

  11. Storm Bella to wallop northwestern Europe this weekend

    A spell of wet and very windy weather is in store across northwestern Europe as a potent windstorm charges into the region this weekend, threatening travel delays, power cuts and even property damage. [more; sounds like what's blowin' through here]

    Man faces prison for shooting dead elephant seal on California beach

    A man who shot an elephant seal dead on a California beach last year faces prison.

    It was not immediately clear why the 30-year-old killed the seal.

    He visited the spot near Piedras Blancas Marine Reserve, carrying a flashlight and was armed with a .45-caliber pistol.

    Mr Gerbich shot the seal while it rested on the beach.

    It was found the following day with a bullet hole in its head.

    The mammal had been cut open and had its tail fins removed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.

    Mr Gerbich is charged with one count of taking a marine mammal and faces a maximum of one year in jail. [more; drown, you p.o.s.]
    How will you be told when it's your turn for a COVID-19 vaccine? It's complicated.

    [you gotta FIND me first; then it'll be a fight to the death]

    As COVID-19 vaccines roll out to limited groups of people across the United States, how people learn they are eligible to get their shots won't be as clear while supplies remain limited, according to public health and policy experts and state vaccination plans.

    "I think it's going to be a little bit murky," said Katie Greene, a visiting policy associate at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

    "I wouldn't be surprised if thousands of individuals get left out because of the information gap," added Tinglong Dai, a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School professor who studies operations management and business analytics in health care. [more; yep, they're even fuckin' this up]

    [for the cat lovers]
    Cat saved from garbage plant in Russia [short video lead-in]

    When a worker at a Russian waste sorting plant miraculously rescued a cat from certain death, never would he have thought the animal would end up napping in a government official's chair and handed an honorary title. The cat's unlikely rescue, broadcast on television and on social media, has turned it into a local celebrity and led him to be adopted by the Ulyanovsk region's environment ministry and unofficially named deputy environment minister. Pictures from the ministry showed the cat napping in a swivel chair in the office of environment minister Gulnara Rakhmatulina and exploring its new environment. The ministry has announced a nationwide contest to choose a name for the cat, which it said was found to be in good health after a veterinary exam.