Saturday, June 26, 2021
This latest hypothesis is a humdinger, to be sure:
What made these alarm bells go off inside of me was because while I was reading Friedman’s warning about these “gathering volcanic forces”, I received an urgent message about a NOTAM (Notice To Airmen) alert placing temporary flight restrictions around Gulkana-Alaska where the HAARP (short for High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program).facility is located, and which reads:
FDC 1/6022 ZAN AK..AIRSPACE GULKANA, AK..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 2.5NM RADIUS OF 622333N1450902W (GKN007016.6) SFC-FL250 FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137 (A)(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. TRANSIT THRU THE AIRSPACE MAY BE AUTH BY HAARP COMMAND CENTER, TEL 907-822-5497 OR FREQ 123.3. ANCHORAGE /ZAN/ ARTCC TEL 907-269-1103 IS THE FAA CDN FACILITY. DLY 0400-1730 2106210400-2106251730
What makes this NOTAM so alarming is that the US Air Force notified the US Congress it was shutting HAARP down in 2014—was a shutdown preceded by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declaring that HAARP was a tectonic weapon used to cause the catastrophic earthquake that destroyed Haiti—an accusation that was followed by President Chavez announcing he had cancer, and saw him dying of this disease on 5 March 2013.
With this NOTAM for HAARP being in force from 21-25 June, and based on my knowledge of what this facility is capable of, I can honestly tell you I wasn’t surprised this morning when I received another urgent message about a small seismic event that occurred in Miami-Florida—an urgent message that was followed by news reports saying that at about 1:20 a.m this early morning in Miami, witnesses reported “suddenly hearing what sounded like a tornado or earthquake”—reports that were soon followed by the news that a luxury multi-story at 8777 Collins Avenue had collapsed—and is a building one block away from where Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are leasing a condominium.
Forget whether it's even possible or not. Using a tectonic weapon as an assassination tool strikes me as overkill. Then again, if they've got accuracy to within one block, the deniability is highly plausible. We do seem to have entered an even higher level of weirdness of late, though, so who knows. At this point, I'm reading the news like an SF novel.
Friday, June 25, 2021
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Parts of Sydney will go into lockdown late Friday as a coronavirus outbreak in Australia’s largest city continued to grow.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Astronauts wouldn't have to wear clothes multiple times.
|Procter & Gamble|
Astronauts don't have the luxury of tossing clothes in the hamper after a single use — without laundry equipment, they're often left wearing items multiple times. Tide thinks it can come to the rescue, though. The Procter & Gamble brand has teamed with NASA to develop the first laundry detergent meant for space. The fully degradable detergent should take care of stains and odors while working properly in a closed-loop water system like the one you'd find aboard the International Space Station.
It won't take long before you see a rea world (or rather, real off-world) trial run. NASA will test Tide's detergent aboard the ISS in 2022. "Mission PGTide," as it's called, will gauge ingredient stability in space as well as the effectiveness of the stain removal ingredients using Tide's pens and wipes.
Other studies will explore the possibility of a washer-dryer combo that could be use for long-term Moon and Mars missions.
The advantages for space are fairly self-evident. Those lunar and martian explorers won't have any choice but to clean their clothes — this detergent could make that possible without subtracting from their precious water supply. It could also save weight and space aboard both the ISS and cargo capsules, as NASA wouldn't need to send so many clothes into orbit.
This could also be helpful for laundry back on Earth, for that matter. A fully degradable detergent would be more environmentally friendly, reducing waste and conserving water. Don't be surprised if you eventually buy detergent that's kind to the planet precisely because it's designed to be used off-planet.
|A Chinese citizen receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Mong Ha Sports Complex in Macao, south China. Photo: Cheong Kam Ka/Xinhua via Getty Images|
Multiple countries that eagerly inoculated their people with China's COVID vaccines face devastating new case surges.
Why it matters: This revelation undermines China’s vaccine diplomacy, which Beijing has prioritized in the developing world to win influence and commercial deals.
- China loved the contrast with the U.S., which has been slow in allocating surplus vaccines abroad.
- Now, developing countries are likely to look increasingly to the West, and not to Beijing, for vaccines.
"In the Seychelles, Chile, Bahrain and Mongolia, 50 to 68 percent of the populations have been fully inoculated, outpacing the United States," the N.Y. Times reports.
- "All four ranked among the top 10 countries with the worst Covid outbreaks as recently as last week."
- "And all four are mostly using shots made by two Chinese vaccine makers, Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech."
By comparison, Israel used Pfizer and has 4.95 cases per million people, versus the Seychelles at 716 per million.
The bottom line: China has been offering countries tens of millions of vaccine doses.
- But if people in these countries don’t want the shots, the U.S. could be back in the driver’s seat on vaccine diplomacy.
ESPN's First Take discussed the possibility of traveling to Milwaukee for the NBA Finals, dissing the city in the process.
Former NFL player Damien Woody asked talking head Stephen A. Smith if he really wanted to travel to Milwaukee and Smith responded with a "hell no."
Host Molly Qerim Rose was happy that the program will likely forgo traveling to a site for the NBA Finals this year because "it's going to be terrible cities." The remaining cities in the playoffs are Milwaukee, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
Max Kellerman tried to clean up Rose's statements: "Terrible cities? Molly didn't mean that."
"I don't believe I've ever rooted for the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers more in my life," said Smith, making it known he prefers to travel to Atlanta or Los Angeles as opposed to the Brew City.
CALEDONIA — While police officers are typically best known for enforcing the law, arresting criminals, and detecting and preventing crimes, they typically aren’t known for making up for damage as a result of crime.