News Burst 18 August 2020
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News Burst 18 August 2020 – Featured News
- Elon Musk’s Wikipedia page has been locked for editing after the eccentric Tesla CEO encouraged people to “trash” him on the site. Unsurprisingly, plenty of his followers decided to take him up on the offer. “History is written by the victors … except on Wikipedia,” Musk tweeted on Sunday. In a follow-up tweet, Musk told his more than 37 million followers to go forth and “trash” him on the site, which typically allows anyone to edit its pages. All major wars, diseases and financial disasters of the last century can be directly attributed to Mr. Musk or one of his companies,” one user edited the page to say, before sending the update straight to Musk, who signaled his approval with a laughing face emoji. Musk’s Wikipedia page was quickly locked by the company, which limited changes to only editors approved by the site itself. A note appeared for those still trying to make edits that the page was now “protected to prevent vandalism,” leaving many of Musk’s followers slightly disappointed.
- California was transformed into a nightmarish hellscape over the weekend, with powerful lightning storms triggering new wildfires – some of which became fire tornados – as Death Valley temperatures hit a possible world record. Ferocious storms lashed vast swaths of California, with thousands of bolts of lightning triggering localized wildfires and causing major power outages across San Francisco’s Bay Area. Meanwhile, as authorities continued their battle with existing major wildfires sweeping the state (The Lake Fire is just 12 percent contained), the rare summer thunderstorm forced hundreds of residents to evacuate throughout Northern California. Some 4,500 buildings were at risk from new wildfire outbreaks caused by the storm, with authorities issuing rare warnings of so-called “fire tornados” sweeping through the area north of Lake Tahoe on Saturday afternoon.
- Investigative reporter Millie Weaver and her husband have reportedly been arrested at the same time her documentary on the US “shadow government” was being screened on YouTube, sending Twitter into theory overdrive. Weaver’s “arrest” at the couple’s home – which has yet to be confirmed by authorities – was initially reported on Friday, shortly after the YouTube premiere of her documentary film “ShadowGate.” The film purports to expose the secrets of the massive ‘Deep State’ intelligence apparatus manipulating politics within the US and beyond its borders, based on the reports of two private intelligence whistleblowers. She and her husband Gavin Wince were then supposedly taken into custody after being informed they’d been charged with “burglary.” Rumors soon emerged that the “burglary” concerned alleged theft of government documents related to the film, but no official confirmation has so far been released.
- The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp, Vietnam, has expanded the collection of empty pesticide packages and bottles used in agricultural production. Nguyễn Thanh Hùng, deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said that packages and bottles are transported to places where they are stored. Many pesticide companies such as Lộc Trời Group and Syngenta have invested in collecting, transporting and treating empty pesticide packages and bottles in the province, he said. The Tiến Phát Services Environmental Co., Ltd in Cao Lãnh District has registered to invest in more than 25,800 containers for empty bottles and packages and 100 places for storage. The company will also transport waste from 100 places to the waste treatment plant at Đập Đá landfill in Cao Lãnh. The province has about 600,000ha of farming area, growing mostly rice, fruits, vegetables and short-term industrial crops. It uses about 11,000 tonnes of pesticides each year.
- Argentina and Mexico will co-produce millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical firm and scientists at the University of Oxford, with it potentially reaching citizens across Latin America in the first quarter of next year. Argentina President Alberto Fernández, speaking at a press conference at the Olivos presidential residence, said that the two countries would be in charge of the “Latin American production” and distribution of a vaccine created by the prestigious British university and Swedish-British pharmaceutical group. Argentina will be in charge of producing “the active substance,” said Fernández, with Mexico finishing “production and packaging.” An agreement signed between AstraZeneca and the mAbxience biotechnology company of Argentina’s Grupo Insud includes transfer of technology to initially produce 150 million doses, officials said. Financing will be provided by the foundation of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, which will effectively guarantee that production starts on time, according to officials in both governments.
- Les Wexner may be forced to explain his ties to Jeffrey Epstein after the Victoria’s Secret mogul was hit with a subpoena by the dead pedophile’s former lawyer, Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz, 81, wants Wexner and his attorney John Zeiger to sit down for depositions and provide documents that could influence his bitter ongoing legal battle with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Giuffre accused the famed Harvard Law professor of having sex with her when she was underage then sued him for defamation when he responded by calling her a liar. Dershowitz countersued, accusing Giuffre of making the abuse up to extort ‘millions of dollars’ from himself and other prominent Epstein associates, namely Wexner, who stepped down as the CEO of global retail empire L Brands in February. He now wants the Ohio billionaire and his lawyer to describe any contact they may have had with Giuffre, saying details of any secret demands or deals she cut with them will be essential to his defense. Wexner, 82, has never been accused of taking part in the warped financier’s child sex trafficking operation, although Epstein was known to use his ties to the Victoria’s Secret mogul to lure underage girls with promises of modeling careers. The elderly tycoon hired Epstein as his personal money manager in the 1990s and claims that more than $46 million was ‘misappropriated’ from his personal fortune during that time.
- The temperature at California’s Death Valley reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius) on Sunday afternoon, making it one of the highest temperatures ever recorded on Earth, forecasters say. Data from the National Weather Service showed that a temperature of 130 degrees was recorded at the Furnace Creek weather station at 3:41 p.m. PT. The humidity was 7 percent with gusts up to 6 miles (9.6 km) per hour. The data is preliminary and will be investigated by both the National Center for Enviromental Information and the World Meteorological Organization. If confirmed, it would make it the third highest temperature ever recorded. Furnace Creek, a small community which serves as the headquarters of Death Valley National Park, already holds the record for the world’s highest temperature ever recorded: 56.7°C (134°F) on July 10, 1913. However, some have questioned the accuracy of old temperature records.
- Turkey Hit By Bank Runs, Currency Panic As Locals Sell Their Cars And Houses To Buy Gold While Lira Implodes. It has been an miserable five years for Turkish citizens who have seen their purchasing power slashed by more than half, and it’s only getting worse. The Turkish lira has cratered against the dollar and most developed currencies, plunging to a record low 7.37 last week after a brief and valiant attempt at imposing shadow capital control by Erdogan (who is now de facto head of the Turkish central bank) failed miserably at the end of July, and not even a draconian hike in overnight funding rates above 1000% last week (to crush the shorts) was able to prevent a plunge in the Lira to new all time lows.
- Russia’s world famous Kalashnikov Concern weapons factory has announced a brand new, state-of-the-art assault rifle, built for 5.56mm NATO cartridges. Named AK-19, the latest gun in the AK (Automatic Kalashnikov) series is due to be presented at the ARMY-2020 International Military-Technical Forum from August 23-29. The Kalashnikov rifle, in all of its variants, is one of the most recognisable guns in the world. The first version of the gun, the AK-47, was used by the Red Army of the Soviet Union from 1949. Nowadays, Kalashnikov rifles are produced all around the world, and some estimates suggest that there are more than 200 million in circulation across the globe. Besides being the largest Russian manufacturer of automatic and sniper weapons, the Kalashnikov Concern also produces civilian products, such as hunting rifles, motorcycles and machine tools.
- Action must be taken against all restaurants serving exotic meat dishes, says Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. The titular head of Malaysia’s southern state issued a warning to all restaurants to immediately cease selling wild game as exotic delicacies. “You will face the full brunt of the law if you are caught, ” he warned in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.
Sultan Ibrahim also released pictures of wild animals killed by the culprits and ordered the police and Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) to launch an immediate investigation into the matter. The ruler said that poaching was rampant in districts in Johor such as Kahang, Endau-Rompin and Mersing. “The enforcement agencies will now not only focus on poachers but also those trading in exotic animals, including restaurants serving them as dishes in restaurants.
- The rate at which the country is losing farmers is a cause for concern. If it continues, Indonesia is likely to have no farmers left in 50 years. What will we eat? “Well, we will be hungry,” said Adang Parman, 58, a farmer from Ciburial village in West Java. Adang has been working in the fields for more than 40 years. The work is demanding and laborious. This probably explains why fewer and fewer people are taking up the profession. The country lost 5.1 million farmers between 2003 and 2013, with their numbers falling to 26 million, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS). The trend is expected to continue in the next few years. At this rate, Indonesia would lose all its farmers by 2063.
- A potential coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc has been granted the country’s first invention patent. The vaccine, a recombinant adenovirus vaccine named Ad5-nCoV, which experts claimed demonstrates its originality and creativity, won patent approval from Beijing, state media reported. A document published on China’s National Intellectual Property Administration website said the vaccine can be mass-produced in a short time in the event of an outbreak, reported CGTN on Sunday. State-owned newspaper People’s Daily, citing documents published by National Intellectual Property Administration, reported that the patent was issued on August 11, the same day Russia approved the country’s first coronavirus vaccine dubbed ‘Sputnik V’.
- Air Force One, the Boeing C-32A aircraft famously known for transporting the US president, avoided hitting a drone over the weekend after what appeared to be an unmanned aerial system came shockingly close to the presidential plane. The heart-racing incident took place late Sunday as the plane was making its final approach onto the runway at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland’s Prince George’s County. At the time, the plane was transporting US President Donald Trump and company to the military base after a brief stay at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The Air Force One near miss comes after the FAA issued new proposed drone regulations that could force operators to broadcast signals that allow law enforcement officials to identify and track said operators.
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Bonus IMG
Vancouver, BC – August 16, 2020
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Bonus IMG
Secure Voting System
It has recently been unearthed that he USPS filed for a patent on February 7, 2020 for a “Secure Voting System” that uses a blockchain access layer. Obviously, this could be one of the strongest signals of a welcome adaptation to blockchain by the U.S. government since blockchain was thrust on the map by Bitcoin. “A voting system can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system,” the patent application says. “A registered voter receives a computer readable code in the mail and confirms identity and confirms correct ballot information in an election. The system separates voter identification and votes to ensure vote anonymity, and stores votes on a distributed ledger in a blockchain.”
An Office of Special Counsel report said the United States Postal Service actions during the 2016 campaign violated the Hatch Act, in favor of Hillary Clinton.
“Washington (CNN) – A government investigation concluded that the United States Postal Service “improperly coordinated” with a postal workers union that supported Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”
“According to the OSC report, the postal union would provide a list of USPS employees to USPS, asking that they be put on unpaid leave to participate in the political effort. Then the USPS management would disperse the lists, which were viewed lower down as “directives,” to give the letter carriers time off, including telling local supervisors to do so over concerns it would affect postal operations. The union would pay the employees out of its own political fund during their time off.”
“The OCS report said the practice was longstanding, perhaps ranging as far back as the 1990s.”
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Bonus Video
Sputnik V Vaccine
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Bonus Video
A blaze on the slopes of Mauna Kea in August 2010, a Hawaii firefighter captured rare footage of a fire tornado. The flaming whirls can spew embers thousands of feet, helping wildfires spread. Fire tornadoes occur when intense heat causes air to rise and combine with whirling eddies of air. It consists of a core, and an invisible pocket of rotating air. Because of the intense heat, the rotating air, mixed with gases from burning vegetation, can increase dramatically in intensity—lifting smoke, debris and embers high into the air. Fire tornadoes can spew embers thousands of feet in the air—allowing wildfires to spread quickly. The Hawaii firefighters were battling a 14-hundred acre blaze on the southern slope of Mauna Kea volcano. This whirl is too dangerous to try and fight. In the video, this fire whirl started with a narrow column of fire in the center of a small dust tornado. Then the tornado gets bigger, and the fire grows. In the end of the video, the fire sort of ‘explodes’ to be much larger and more dangerous. As the fire truck drives away you can see the enormity of the fire.
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Bonus Video
The National Weather Service estimates 2,500 lightning strikes overnight, calling it “insane.” It’s happening all around the world… Where there’s “Biblical” lightning, there are cloaked Pleiadian Crafts. There was a Fleet over the Bay Area last night.
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Solar Activity
Slow-Motion Solar Flare
An explosion is powerful when it lasts for two hours. Yesterday, Aug. 16th (1726 UT), a B1-class solar flare took even longer to unfold. The 2.5 hr blast sent a powerful shock wave rippling through the sun’s atmosphere, shown here in a time-lapse movie from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. No sunspot was involved. The explosion occured in a spotless region of the sun’s southern hemisphere. A magnetic filament snapped, hurling debris far and wide. Some of that debris formed the core of a coronal mass ejection (CME), which has escaped the sun and is now billowing into the Solar System.
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Active Weather
Genevieve in less than 24 hours went from Tropical Depression Eleven-E to Tropical Storn and finally to Hurrican force, wind are forecasted at 145 kts on Thursday. Position west of Mexico – Wind 65-80 (55-65) kts – Pressure 992 (997) hPa – Moving W-NW at 16 (14) kts – Quickly intensifying.
News Burst 18 August 2020 – Earthquakes
17 August 2020
Europe – M5.0 Greece
Atlantic – M5.5 Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Africa – M3.3 Tunisia
North America – M3.8 Alaska
Central America – M5.1 North Mexico
South America – M3.8 Central Chile
Asia – M4.9 Tibet
Pacific – M5.3 Papua New Guinea
Deepest EQ – M5.0 592 km Fiji
This image shows the situation of the morning of August 17, as anticipated in the News Burst of Aug 16, the quake in the English Channel occurred while Italy continues to have no significant movements, south of Crete there is a movement of M4 and the various movements on the border of the plates in North Africa, the Canary Islands and the Azores.
Here we see instead the movements that occurred several hours after, a new push on the M5 manifested in the Aegean (looking at the image above we see how this is a fulcrum point between all the previous earthquakes), Italy has finally seen a movement on the M3 as well as Tunisia. In this situation the fulcrum point is the Etna Volcano, we will see what will happen.
A total of 50 beluga whales remain stuck in the Chukchi Penkigngei Bay, Russia. It is assumed that they have been in “ice captivity” since January due to an exceptionally thick and fast ice build-up, but specialists only spotted the animals in April.
As director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) at the NIH, Dr. Fauci tried to dissociate the NIH, its director, Dr. Francis Collins, and himself from having any connection to coronavirus gain-of-function research.
The South Korean government has started looking into an allegation that Google restricted applications downloaded from other app stores from accessing Android Auto, the company’s mobile operating software for in-car use. “The commission would see if Google has unfairly limited end users’ access to third-party apps downloaded via other app store platforms,” an official from the Korea Communications Commission said. The official added that the commission could expand the investigation, depending on the findings of its probe.
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