Saturday, May 8, 2021

Event Update For 2021-05-07

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

2021-05-07 - RV goes up in flames at 4 AM and kills person on D Street in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

Quote: "Firefighters found 1 person deceased inside the RV."

Note: This is the 153rd RV to burn in 2021, and this is the 12th deadly RV fire in 2021...

2021-05-07 - Mysterious explosions and flashes of light at 2:30 AM wake up people, break windows, in Catasauqua (Pennsylvania), near the Lehigh River:

Quote: "A large swath of Catasauqua woke up to the sound of three loud explosions around 2:30 a.m. Friday, but police have yet to find the source of the blasts or any debris."

2021-05-07 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, large number of scrap vehicles burn, in Troy (Alabama):

Quote: "He said a large pile of scrap vehicles were on fire, calling it an 'extremely large fire.'"

2021-05-07 - Scrap metal warehouse goes up in flames in Rusayl (Oman):

2021-05-07 - Underground fire burns for a year, now spreading, in Wigan (Britain):

2021-05-07 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by fire at New Providence Wharf in coastal London (Britain), 2 injured:

2021-05-07 - Nuclear fires restarting at Chernobyl but scientists say it's not clear why:

Quote: "A sealed room deep within the reactor is putting out a small, but steadily increasing stream of neutrons, a tell-tale sign that nuclear fission is taking place within the reactor."

Quote: "But beyond these desperate fire-fighting measures, the Ukrainian authorities have no clear plan on how to prevent a new meltdown."

2021-05-07 - Red tide hits beaches across Lee County (Florida):

2021-05-07 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Naples (Florida):

2021-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Charleston Harbor (South Carolina):

2021-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame off the coast near Rome (Italy):

Quote: "A catamaran caught fire off the coast of Rome on May 7, spurring a dramatic ocean rescue of the three people on board by Italy’s national fire service, Vigili del Fuoco."

Note: These are the 255th and 256th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-05-07 - School bus bursts into flame on Saddle River Road in Airmont (New York):

Note: This is the 21st school bus to burn in 2021, and this is the 178th bus to burn in 2021...

2021-05-07 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Chennai (India):

Note: This is the 179th bus to burn in 2021...

2021-05-07 - In separate incidents, tractor trailer bursts into flame and another semi driver has 'medical emergency', in Ogden (Utah):

Quote: "'We were initially dispatched to a serious medical emergency in a semi, which unfortunately turned into a life-threatening condition. Morgan Fire & EMS A121 and Ogden Paramedic Rescue 5 also responded.' No additional information was shared about the patient’s condition or outcome. 'After the patient was transported, Engine and Squad 131 came upon a burning semi in the rest area, tires on fire.'"

2021-05-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on I-22 near Mooreville (Mississippi):

2021-05-07 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Burnham Avenue in Shrewsbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 1042nd, 1043rd and 1044th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-05-07 - Truck and RV go up in flames at 11:45 PM while parked on Atkinson Drive in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A construction truck and RV were on fire and were put by crews."

2021-05-07 - RV bursts into flame while parked at RV park in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

Note: These are the 154th and 155th RVs to burn in 2021...

2021-05-07 - Van bursts into flame on the M6 near Kirkby Lonsdale (Britain):

2021-05-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home on Hollingsworth Manor in Elkton (Maryland):

2021-05-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near university in Kelowna (Canada):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto business in Gainesville (Florida):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Nuevo (California):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-287 in Bridgewater (New Jersey):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on the Maine Turnpike in coastal York (Maine):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 44 near Turtle Bay in Redding (California):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-370 near St. Louis (Missouri):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame at Home Depot in Vernon (Canada):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on Davigdor Road in coastal Hove (Britain):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A259 in coastal Brighton (Britain):

2021-05-07 - Car bursts into flame on Westley Lane in Sparsholt, Winchester (Britain):

2021-05-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame before 6:30 AM on I-26 in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2021-05-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Northway in Clifton Park (New York):

2021-05-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame on West 1st Street in Blue Earth (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2021-05-07 - Senior care facility heavily damaged by massive fire in St. Albert (Canada):

2021-05-07 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Townline Road in South Beloit (Illinois):

2021-05-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM near Vista Boulevard and Hubble Drive in Sparks (Nevada):

2021-05-07 - Home destroyed by fire on Heartland Drive in Pittsville (Maryland), 2 cats killed:

2021-05-07 - Three homes destroyed by fire just after 3 AM on Lafayette Street in Paterson (New Jersey):

2021-05-07 - Two duplexes and a home walk into a, go up in flames on Dana Street in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at midnight in the Town of Lisle (New York), 1 killed:

2021-05-07 - Deadly fire burns duplex at 1:46 AM on Ghe We Zance Lane in Remer (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2021-05-07 - Three more gray whales wash up dead in coastal San Francisco Bay (California):

Quote: "Three more gray whales have washed up dead in the San Francisco Bay, adding to the fatal beachings of five others in the region over the last month, including a 46-foot fin whale, scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the California Academy of Sciences said Thursday."

2021-05-07 - Shark washes ashore dead near coastal Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Virginia):

2021-05-07 - Young tigress found dead in canal bleeding from the mouth in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2021-05-07 - Two women, 37 and 38, die unsuspiciously at home on Glenwell Avenue in coastal Stranraer (Scotland), 3,000 feet from the ocean:

2021-05-07 - Two girls, 14 and 16, mysteriously die in pond in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "Two girls mysteriously drowned in a water pond along Super Highway in Karachi on Friday. According to rescue sources, two girls, aged between 14 to 16, mysteriously drowned in a water pond at Bismillah Centre along Super Highway in Karachi on Friday."

2021-05-07 - Two men, 30 and 46, found dead in the Ulhas River in coastal Thane (India):

2021-05-07 - Two girls, both 15, found dead in the River Godavari in Bhadrachalam (India):

2021-05-07 - Woman, 59, actress Tawny Kitaen, found dead at home in coastal Newport Beach (California):

Quote: "Actress and model Tawny Kitaen, famous for her appearance in 1980s music videos and her high-profile marriages to Whitesnake singer David Coverdale and former Angels pitcher Chuck Finley, died at her Newport Beach home at the age of 59, authorities said Saturday."

2021-05-07 - Woman found dead in submerged car in pond near golf course on coastal Oak Island (North Carolina):

2021-05-07 - Woman found dead in Lake Michigan near Navy Pier in Chicago (Illinois):

2021-05-07 - Woman, 52, slumps over dead in car at convenience store near Chickasaw (Oklahoma):

2021-05-07 - Person found dead near the Red River in Fargo (North Dakota):

2021-05-07 - Person found dead in Hannacroix Creek in Coeymans (New York):

2021-05-07 - Man, 61, found dead near bike path in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island):

2021-05-07 - Man found dead in submerged car in the Grand Bayou in Plaquemine (Louisiana):

2021-05-07 - Man, 55, found dead near the Delaware River at Washington Crossing Park on River Road in Solebury (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-07 - Man found dead near Red Sails Drive and Skipper Drive in El Paso (Texas):

2021-05-07 - Man, 23, falls off watercraft and dies in Lake Waco (Texas):

2021-05-07 - Person drops dead along North Fifth Street in Hartsville (South Carolina):

2021-05-07 - Man, 44, found dead along I-40 near Morgan (Arkansas):

2021-05-07 - Person found dead in field in Manitoba (Canada):

2021-05-07 - Boy, 11, found dead in canal near coastal Uthandi (India):

2021-05-07 - Man, 55, works on canal at estate then drops dead, in coastal Fyrish (Guyana):

Quote: "According to reports, the deceased had just completed assigned duties in a canal on the estate. As he was walking along the dam, he complained of chest pains."

2021-05-07 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "Police have since confirmed that the ambulance crews were tending to a man having a medical episode, while Police helped to manage the scene. Unfortunately, however, the man passed away at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious."

2021-05-07 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on Highway 99 near Earlimart (California), 1 killed:

2021-05-07 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on bridge over Cross Lake (Louisiana):

2021-05-07 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6:50 AM on the Southwest Freeway in Houston (Texas):

2021-05-07 - SUV veers off road and overturns, on Highway 905 in Horry County (South Carolina):

2021-05-07 - Pickup truck towing boat overturns on I-78 in Pohatcong Township (New Jersey):

2021-05-07 - Two cars collide head-on in Calallen (Texas), 2 injured:

2021-05-07 - Car veers off road at 1:39 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Waukegan (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-05-07 - Stray dog attacks and injures 5-year-old boy on porch at home on Shishler Street in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2021-05-07 - Sinkhole closes street in Memphis (Tennessee):

2021-05-07 - Man collapses on Dalwood Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Dalwood Close, Hull. Fri 7 May 2021 16:25 (No:008378) Fire service crews assisted adult male that had collapsed in the street. Reassurance given until arrival of paramedics. Adult male left in care of ambulance."

2021-05-07 - Elite Montana ski resort popular among celebrities wants to turn sewage into snow:

2021-05-07 - IBM says it has produced world's first 2-nanometer chips:

Quote: "With wiring this thin, IBM says it can fit 50 billion transistors into a chip the size of a human fingernail. Or, put another way two nanometers is smaller than the width of a single strand of human DNA."


  1. So I was thinking about vaccinations and trying to come up with an objective way to measure their worthwhileness. So I did some math. I had to start with some assumptions. The first assumption was that every death recorded in the VAERS database was a valid entry (unlikely) and that every single death was in fact caused by the vaccine (also unlikely). Next, I went with the CDC Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) of 0.7%. If they're undercounting deaths or overcounting infections (both quite possible) then that number is conservative. I assumed that the predictions that at least half of people will be infected by COVID-19 were correct. And finally I assumed that the 95% efficacy rate of the Pfizer vaccine is correct.

    So, using a population of 10,000 people, with the above assumptions in mind, the numbers broke down like this:

    With Vaccine:

    1 Vaccine Death
    2 COVID-19 Deaths (250 infections at 0.7% IFR)
    3 Total Deaths

    Without Vaccine:

    0 Vaccine Deaths
    35 COVID-19 Deaths (5000 infections at 0.7 IFR)
    35 Total Deaths

    If the assumptions are in the ballpark then we'd expect to see fatalities drop by around 90% in a given population after widespread vaccinations. The best test case to look at is Israel because they've gone to town on vaccinations. The result? Their fatalities have dropped 89%. Pretty close!

    So from a cost-benefit analysis, with 'cost' measured in human lives, a given population should have about 90% fewer COVID and vaccine-related deaths if they are vaccinated compared to if they are not. Of course, problems could crop up that drastically alter things, but SO FAR that's what it looks like, and SO FAR these numbers are pretty closely reflected in observations.

  2. Sinking Sunday Jonny, all.

    Great analysis! Again, i'm worried more about the long-term affects these new, experimental mrna gene-therapy vectors will have on humanity (since it DEFINITELY alters the dna of shot takers). Are they indeed producing MORE of the spike protein and inadvertently (to them) causing more infection in the general population? Will it cause their demise when re-introduced to Covid this fall (from cytokine storm phenomenon)? We'll see.

    GREAT Skully and Molder today!

    Lightning strike kills elephant in Pattaya, Thailand

    A 40-year-old elephant died after it was struck by lightning at a Pattaya elephant camp.

    the elephant was struck while chained in the woods. [more]

    Lightning strike kills 43 goats in Gujarat, India

    on Saturday afternoon, 43 goats [grazing under a neem tree] in a village died of lightning [more]

    Massive waterspout spotted in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, [2 videos]

    The weather service issued a special marine warning for the coastal waters from Manasquan inlet to Little Egg inlet and advised boats to seek harbor immediately. Waterspouts can create hazardous seas and can easily overturn boats, the service said.

    the spout was spotted between Toms River and Seaside Heights [more]

    [2nd set awaits]

  3. 'Mother Trees' are intelligent: They learn and remember

    Few researchers have had the pop culture impact of Suzanne Simard. The University of British Columbia ecologist was the model for Patricia Westerford, a controversial tree scientist in Richard Powers's 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Overstory. Simard's work also inspired James Cameron's vision of the godlike "Tree of Souls" in his 2009 box office hit Avatar. And her research was prominently featured in German forester Peter Wohlleben's 2016 nonfiction bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.

    What captured the public's imagination was Simard's findings that trees are social beings that exchange nutrients, help one another and communicate about insect pests and other environmental threats.

    Previous ecologists had focused on what happens aboveground, but Simard used radioactive isotopes of carbon to trace how trees share resources and information with one another through an intricately interconnected network of mycorrhizal fungi that colonize trees' roots. In more recent work, she has found evidence that trees recognize their own kin and favor them with the lion's share of their bounty, especially when the saplings are most vulnerable.

    Simard's first book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, was released by Knopf this week. In it, she argues that forests are not collections of isolated organisms but webs of constantly evolving relationships. Humans have been unraveling these webs for years, she says, through destructive practices such as clear-cutting and fire suppression. Now they are causing climate change to advance faster than trees can adapt, leading to species die-offs and a sharp increase in infestations by pests such as the bark beetles that have devastated forests throughout western North America.

    Simard says people can take many actions to help forests [more]

    Major fire hits oil refinery in Syria's Homs

    Syrian firefighters extinguished a major blaze on Sunday that engulfed areas of its main Homs refinery in the west of the nation.

    The fire started in a distillation unit because of a leak in a pumping station, state media reported without elaborating. [more]

    Fire at medical marijuana lab in Italy kills 1, injures 3

    A blaze on Friday at a small laboratory in central Italy that treats marijuana so it can be used medically left a man dead, three injured survivors and a woman missing, Italian firefighters said.

    Flames raged through a small building in the countryside outside Gubbio, a town in the Umbria region. [more; see SOTT comment too]

    What's up with all that crazy stuff?

    Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for May 8, 2021 [some of the stories:]

    Another mysterious iridescent ring in the night sky… Marseille, France

    Strange UFO activity over Mexican Popocatepetl volcano

    Strong solar flare produces widespread radio blackouts across North America [more]

    [3rd list below]

  4. Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

    Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency. [more; China responds: look who's talking about transparency - a FAKE space agency!]

    Florida plans to kick sea turtle rescuers off the beach, calling them a threat to environment

    [this is about as bad as humans killing wolves and bison purposely]

    The Florida wildlife commission has identified a new menace to the marine environment: volunteers who protect sea turtle nests.

    For more than a decade, unpaid guardians have watched over sea turtle nests in Broward County, rescuing thousands of hatchlings led astray by artificial lights.

    Now the state wants to cut the number of volunteers as a step toward ejecting them completely from the beach. The state wildlife commission told three sea turtle rescue groups that their nighttime vigils are unnecessary and harmful, saying in a letter “the increased human presence on the beach at night during nesting and hatching season in effect endangers the health and safety of marine life.” [more; fucking idiot government]

    Idaho Gov. Signs Bill To Allow Killing 90% Of State's Wolves

    Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a bill into law to allow hunters and government-hired private contractors to kill up to 90% of the state’s 1,500 wolves.

    “They’re destroying ranchers. They’re destroying wildlife,” said GOP Sen. Mark Harris, one of the bill’s sponsors, during a Senate debate last month. [more; YOU are doing WAY more damage than them!]

    [3rd piece follows]

  5. From a Shot in the Arm to a Shot in the Foot — Biden’s Vaccine Blunder

    Just in case its tax plans were not evidence enough that the Biden administration has little understanding of the value of incentives, its proposal that intellectual-property protections should be waived in the case of COVID-19 vaccines bolstered the message that no economically productive deed should go unpunished.

    in Lesh’s view, the administration’s move was “a lazy, virtue signaling stunt rather than a meaningful solution.” It is hard to disagree. And even if the waiver doesn’t go through, the signal sent by the administration’s proposal, whether it’s the contempt for private property, the disdain for the power of incentive, or the willingness to trash (another) successful American industry (remember the steps that have been taken against fracking) is unlikely to be forgotten — with results that will inhibit American innovation, throw away American jobs, and, in due course, cost lives, not just in America, but all over the world.

    Of course, no one should doubt for a moment, to quote Katherine Tai, the United States Trade Representative, that the pandemic is a “global crisis” and that these are “extraordinary circumstances.” But at a time when the White House is also touting a climate “emergency” as another global crisis, the implied reassurance that this is a one-off is less than reassuring, and as for the means by which the administration is proceeding, well . . .[in longer quote:]

    Mr. Biden will use Congress when reconciliation makes it convenient. But what Congress won’t give him, he will decree unilaterally.

    This is not where this country should be. This is not what this country should be. [more]

    Interior drops Trump proposal for Arctic offshore drilling

    The U.S. Interior Department said Friday that it would not pursue a Trump administration proposal that critics feared would have weakened rules for exploratory oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters.

    A statement from the department said existing regulations released in 2016 remain in effect and "are critical to ensuring adequate safety and environmental protections for this sensitive ecosystem and Alaska Native subsistence activities.” [more]

    More than halfway through spring, snow covers Montana prairies [~ 30 sec. video]

    Wildfire rages amid dry, windy conditions in Arizona [~ 40 sec. video update video on Copper Canyon fire]

    [4th installment upcoming]

  6. Frost may become widespread concern as chilly air lingers

    [usually, people plant new greenery after Mother's Day around here]

    Temperatures are forecast to stay below normal as the week begins.

    "Overnight temperatures will be of concern for gardeners and fruit production interests across the mid-Atlantic Tuesday night, especially from western New York through far northwestern Virginia," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Randy Adkins.

    It is possible that some of the coldest locations could drop below freezing on Tuesday night, as Canadian high pressure settles into the region. However, this would likely be primarily in the Adirondacks of northern New York, where many trees have yet to bud. Farther south and east, the situation is different.

    "With regard to fruit trees, many areas are a couple of weeks ahead of normal with regard to bud stages with some trees already post bloom," said Adkins.

    He also explained that this makes the trees less tolerant to the cold.

    "Any warm-season plants that have been put into the ground will likely need to be covered, with potted plants likely needing to be brought in," Adkins said. "More cold-tolerant plants like kale, spinach or peas may be able to tolerate the cold shot."

    Warmer air should begin to move into the Northeast by Wednesday. Although temperatures are still expected to be below normal for the middle of May, lows are expected to fall no lower than the upper 30s and lower 40s, which is high enough to prevent frost. [more]

    Florida reports more than 10,000 COVID-19 variant cases, surge after spring break

    In total, variants have led to the hospitalization of 243 residents and the death of 67 people in Florida, the Sun Sentinel reported.

    Only 1% of all COVID-19 cases in Florida undergo testing to study their genetic coding, meaning the number of variant infections is likely much higher than reported.

    In Florida, the B.1.1.7. variant, which first emerged in the United Kingdom in December, makes up the highest number of variant cases. There are also several reports of the South African and Brazilian variants.

    As of May 1, Miami-Dade County led the state with 2,279 variant cases, followed by Broward County with 1,950 variant cases, the Sun Sentinel reported.

    While variants seem to be gaining traction, overall COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State are slowing. Health officials reported a 4.67% COVID-19 positivity rate on Friday -- the second day in a row that it has dipped below 5%, per state data.

    doctors are warning the public to stay vigilant and get vaccinated to prevent cases from going back up. [more]

    [see 5th comment]

  7. DEP: Water working to extinguish fire in Trevorton; foam, inert gas on hold

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection remains optimistic that the continued mass dumping of water down a mine slope near Trevorton is working to extinguish an underground fire.

    More than 670,000 gallons of water have been dumped into the slope since Saturday, according to Megan Lehman, environmental community relations specialist, Williamsport.

    Since the volume of smoke decreased and the fire's scent weakened, she said DEP believes the water soak is working. DEP is putting on hold potential plans to take a more technical and costly approach such as using firefighting foam or inert gas to smother the fire.

    Balcony collapse sends 9 people plummeting 15 feet to rocky shore below beachfront home

    Nine people have been injured after a balcony suddenly collapsed at a beachfront California home, causing the victims to plummet about 15 feet onto the rocky shore below.

    The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at a beachfront home just off of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California

    "The deck literally just gave out." [more]

    The US restaurant industry is lacking in wages, not workers

    here is an unprecedented shortage of job applicants for restaurant jobs. In a new survey this week by One Fair Wage of more than 2,800 workers, more than half (53%) reported that they are thinking about leaving restaurants. More than three-quarters of workers surveyed (76%) said they are leaving restaurants because of low wages and tips – by far the most important reason for leaving – and a slightly higher percentage (78%) said that the factor that would make them stay in restaurants is a “full, stable, livable wage”. [more; labor is treated unfairly (underpaid, poor working conditions, etc) in many industries]

    Weak Jobs Report Shows Limits of ‘Stimulus’

    The strong economic recovery came to a surprising halt amid the federal government reporting only 266,000 new net jobs created in April. Axios adds that “forecasters had floated gains close to 1 million, making this the biggest miss, relative to expectations, in decades.” And that is not the only bad news: March’s booming 916,000 net jobs gain was also revised down to 770,000. [more; because it's FAKE]

    Shadow Government Statistics

    DAILY UPDATE (May 7th to 10th): • April 2021 Jobs Increased by 266,000, Against an Expected Gain of 1,000,000, With Unemployment Rising to 6.1% from 6.0%, Instead of Falling to an Expected 5.8% -- but It Was Worse Than Headlined • Independent of the Headline GDP, and in Conjunction with Recent Inflation and Other Business Activity Readings, the April Labor Numbers Confirmed a Still Faltering, Pandemic-Collapsed Economy, Amidst Intensifying Broad Inflation • First-Quarter 2021 GDP Annualized Inflation Jumped to a 31-Year High of 4.1%, With Quarterly Real GDP Growth Hitting a Consensus 6.4%, Still Shy of Pre-Pandemic Recovery

    Stagnant, much weaker-than-expected April 2021 Payrolls and Unemployment reconfirmed that the U.S. Economy is not close to recovering from its Pandemic-driven collapse

    After sixteen months of Pandemic surveying the BLS still cannot count the number of Unemployed, and that problem just got a great deal worse.

    Including long-term discouraged/displaced workers, the April 2021 ShadowStats Alternate Unemployment Rate moved lower to 25.5%, from 25.7% in March 2021. [more; US govt. accounting is window dressing propaganda]