The Big Wobble Headlines: Quick Read



World Pandemic: Coronavirus
It took more than three months for the first million cases to be reported, now it's a million a week and rising: Lies coverups cockups false promises deception and inadequacy has thrown petrol on the flames of Covid-19
This image shows a selfie of Dr Li Wenliang. The doctor who got in trouble with authorities for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak back in December 2019 and who consequently died from the disease, if WHO and China had listened to him this whole train crash may have been avoided. Photo AP

Why we ought-not to believe what they tell us but sadly, many do. On December 31 last year, Chinese media reported for the first time on an outbreak of viral pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. First reactions from leaders around the world were bullish, over-confident and ill-informed.  Six months later more than 10 million people are sick and more than 500, 000 have died, (extremely conservative figure). However, back at the beginning of the year, many leaders gave out false hope.
President Trump said, quote. "Hopefully it will all amount to very little.

Bugaloo 2020
The Plagues Of Iran 2020: While the eyes of the world look away is the hot-headed sycophant, Khamenei about to escalate the conflict with Israel which would surely trigger the super-powers toward another world war.
What took place at the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility in Iran? The incident is the third mysterious explosion in a week and has led to many questions. While the eyes of the world are on Covid-19, the economy, BLM and unemployment, Iran's disastrous year has taken another dangerous step into a conflict with Israel which would surely trigger the super-powers toward another world war.

The hot-headed sycophant, Khamenei is known for his obsequious hatred of Israel and his unpleasant disrespect for the lives of his own citizens and would bring the whole world to its knees if it meant he could destroy Israel. 

Today, Israel is reportedly bracing for a possible Iranian retaliation as officials in Tehran suggested on Friday that a mystery fire and explosion at a top-secret nuclear complex could have been caused by an Israeli cyberattack. 

2020 Locust Plague
Locust situation update: A posh financial and technology hub Gurugram is the latest victim of a massive locust invasion: The city is close to the Indian capital New Delhi with a population of 26 million: Swarms growing around the world
India was recently battered by a super typhoon, is currently suffering torrential rain and flooding and heatwaves as well as battling a surge in Covid-19 cases and at least five states are being overrun by massive locust swarms since the beginning of May and showing no signs of slowing down.

New footage shows a massive swarm of locusts invading the Indian city of Gurugram, located just southwest of New Delhi. The cloud of insects is a rare sight in the city – a posh financial and technology hub. The locusts descended upon the streets of Gurugram on Saturday, flying in a large, cloud-like mass and resting upon anything they pleased. The invasion was anticipated, and the local authorities urged residents to close their doors and windows beforehand.

Volcanoes
It's exciting, it's an old friend and it's the highest active volcano in Eurasia! The latest eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Russia's Kamchatka spews ash 7,000m into the skies
It's exciting, it's an old friend and it's the highest active volcano in Eurasia!

The eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Russia's Kamchatka has created spectacular scenes, producing rivers of lava and massive smoke clouds – but scientists worry that the resulting ash cloud could disrupt air traffic. The latest activity within the steep symmetrical cone of the volcano – the highest in Eurasia – blew ash some 7,000 meters into the air on Monday, the Emergencies Ministry said. Klyuchevskaya Sopka, at 4,649 meters in height, was effectively inactive for three years before it started spewing lava again last October – and the smouldering eruption has continued to some degree ever since.

Major quakes
Seismic signs and wonders: A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks China just 30km from its Indian border, days after an astonishing fistfight between troops: Is a phenomenon known as a "pulsation continuous" the cause of the recent quake uptick?
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck China just 30km from its Indian border just 10 days after 70 Chinese and Indian soldiers were killed in a fistfight which could have sparked a nuclear war engulfing the world

The fistfight erupted ten days ago on a narrow Himalayan ridge border area between Indian and Chinese soldiers which ended in the deaths of 50 Chinese and 20 Indian soldiers. The two countries have blamed each other for the conflict of course. TBW

Yesterday's major quake (mag 6 or higher) is the second major quake to hit the world since June the 23rd, however,  our government-run agencies have a way of cooking the books, the last week has been a week with very much seismic action. 

Extreme Weather
Manic May: Locust swarms expand, migrating: Incredible amounts of rainfall, more than a million displaced: Hottest May ever tied: Unusually strong tornadoes: Some parts of the northern hemisphere experienced a return to winter: Could be the hottest year ever
Latest Desert Locust situation update: Rain causing swarms to expand. In a new development,  swarms are now migrating toward West Africa as the groups increase, new swarms are about to form in East Africa.
An absurd amount of water poured down all over the world in May and an incredible amount of rain fell on all areas suffering from locust swarms from Africa to India killing hundreds and displacing more than a million people. 
A second-generation of immature swarms have now started to form in northwest Kenya as of 9–11 June, this is a result of heavy rainfall and flooding in May which killed more than 240 people and displaced 100,000 Kenyans. Swarm formation will continue for about four weeks while the bulk of the swarms will form during the second half of June

Hurricanes and cyclones
“I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world. All I could do was to pray." Death toll approaches 100 as “Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan hits India and Bangladesh
The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade has killed 84 people with many missing after a powerful cyclone tore through coastal areas and neighbouring Bangladesh, a state chief minister said on Thursday. The cyclone struck the state of West Bengal on Wednesday evening, devastating villages, tearing down power lines, and leaving large tracts of land underwater. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the death toll stood at 84 with most caused by electrocution and falling trees. Bangladesh, where the cyclone moved on to, has so far reported 10 deaths. 

Spaceweather
Was Planet X responsible for the space race back in the late 50s? Astronomers are so sure of the 10th planet they think there is nothing left to do but to name it." Could a large object be responsible for the Earth's erratic behaviour?

Back in 1972, NASA launched the space probe Pioneer 10, its main goal was to search for a mysterious 10th planet in our Solar System or just beyond. This search led NASA to make a surprising press release 20 years later.
In March 1992 NASA released a press interview claiming, "unexplained deviations in orbits of Uranus and Neptune points to a large outer solar system body 4 to 8 Earth masses on a highly tilted orbit,  beyond 7 billion miles from the sun. In the past few decades, astronomers have joined the search, looking for 1 more planet in our solar system. They named the elusive object, Planet X, meaning both unknown and 10. "Astronomers are so sure of the 10th planet they think there is nothing left to do but to name it." Ray T. Reynolds, NASA (NASA press release, 1992).

Manmade disasters
Great Signs and Wonders: Let's look at the big picture: Less than two months into 2020 and an unprecedented explosion of disease and disasters are threatening to bring the global economy to its knees
The Coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench into the second biggest economy in the world, bringing the Chinese economy to its knees and dragging down global growth with it.
The locust plagues are destroying crops and economies of the worlds poorest nations
The African Swine Flu outbreak (“There just isn’t enough pork in the world to fill the gap.”)
Aussie bushfire outbreak ( An incredible 66% decrease in summer crop production down to 878,000 tonnes.)
Storm Ellen is likely to be the 4th "Once In A Life Time Storm" to hit Ireland and the UK in less than two months this weekend costing billions to the insurance companies
Avian Flu, New Europe outbreak feared: 200,000 birds dead or culled in the first 2 weeks of 2020

Climate Change
In case you mist it incredible amounts of rainfall has affected untold millions of people, displaced hundreds of thousands and killed hundreds after torrential rainfall around the world in June and early July
While the world's attention focuses on Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, June and early July has affected  untold millions of people, displaced hundreds of thousands and killed hundreds after torrential rainfall around the world
Torrential rains in the Yangtze river basin coupled with the release billions of tons of floodwater from the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric dam upstream have left major cities along the river submerged after record rainfall. Heavy rains in the Yangtze region have left at least a 100 people dead since May with more than 14 million people affected by the floods and decimating Chinese agriculture. Meanwhile, At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Yunnan Province, southwest China. Heavy rain from 29 June caused flash flooding in the city of Zhaotong and the counties of Zhenxiong, Yiliang, Weixin and Yanjin. Rainfall of over 225 mm in 24 hours was reported in the area. 

Disease
The great and enduring plagues, and grievous and enduring sicknesses of 2020: Covid-19 approaches 10 million cases: The African Swine Flu outbreak, the end of pork? Avian flu killing millions of birds: The worst locust outbreak in nearly a hundred years, surely all lives matter
Humans and Pigs have remarkably similar immune systems. Long before the Covid-19 Pandemic had infected almost 10, million people and killed almost 500,000 another devastating disease broke out of China which has probably killed an estimated 300 million pigs around the world since 1918. The latest country to suffer is Nigeria after their worse outbreak ever culminated in the loss of almost a million pigs culled due to African Swine Fever, (ASF). It is believed more than 40% of all farm-reared pigs have died globally since 2018 from the killer virus with an almost 100% death rate. Can you imagine the carnage if this virus

The African Swine Flu outbreak (“There just isn’t enough pork in the world to fill the gap.”)

However, the African swine fever (ASF) pandemic will be even worse this year than in 2019, say, experts, warning that the spread of the highly contagious virus, which is fatal to pigs, is unrelenting.

Animal Die-Offs

Another magnificent beast in danger: 130,000 Saiga Antelopes have died this spring bringing the total to more than 350,000 in the last 5 years with experts not able to agree on the cause of deaths.
Back in 2015, 200,000 wild saiga antelopes collapsed and died suddenly in Kazakhstan from a bacterial infection, more than two-thirds of the entire global population, NB, Covid-19, African Swine Fever and Avian Flu are viruses, not bacterial. Scientists found that there were unusually warm temperatures and high humidity in the days leading up to the wildlife deaths. The same was found for two previous mass die-offs of antelopes in 1981 and 1988, when 400,000 died in central Asia, according to Prof Richard Kock of the Royal Veterinary College London. Saying, "The whole thing was really extraordinary," he said. "It's very very likely to happen again."
And it has, during May and early June 2020, researchers have discovered more than half of the country's herd, around 130,000 have died. The extent and speed are really unheard of according to veterinarian Steffen Zuther who believes bacteria is to blame for the death of the saigas.

Environment
The 3,500-mile-long, (5,600 km) cloud, dubbed the “Godzilla dust cloud,” travelled 5,000 miles (8,047 km) and has now arrived in the southern US where COVID-19 cases have recently spiked causing concern among doctors.
On June 23, 2020, the GOES-East satellite viewed the Saharan Air Layer (or SAL) over Cuba, while a storm erupted through its dusty haze. During this time of year, the SAL often blows westward from Africa’s Saharan Desert and can travel thousands of miles away. The SAL’s activity usually results in reduced severity--- or in some cases entirely inhibits the formation of---Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes.

'The Godzilla dust cloud' which left the Shara earlier in the month has arrived over the U.S. Southeast, raising health concerns. Forecasters are expecting a thick brown haze raising more health concerns in states where the coronavirus crisis is worsening. 

Wildfires
Early wildfires are raging across Arizona and California as the trinity of wildfires, drought, heat and gusty winds are converging once again creating ideal conditions for rapid spread. Alaska using dogs to protect firefighters from bears
Another horror show has arrived which could well take our minds off Covid-19, Civil war or WWIII and it's earlier than usual.
Here we go again and this year they are early with a long hot summer ahead. On November the 8th 2019, California's biggest and most ruinous wildfire of the year, a wind-driven blaze that scorched 120 square miles (310 square kilometres) was declared fully contained and extinguished, however, a new horror show was just beginning in New South Wales, Australia.
According to authorities at the time, an "unprecedented" (90) number of emergency-level wildfires were streaking across New South Wales, Australia in drought-affected areas aided by gusty winds and 35 deg C (95 deg F) heat. 

Religion
Tik-Tok: The hour is late, according to the seventh one in line from Adam, Eʹnoch, mankind would have 7,000 years of history: 1,000 of them years will come after Armageddon and the other 6,000 are almost up!
God took Enoch, as in Genesis 5:24: "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." (KJV) illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible; illustrated by Gerard Hoet (1648–1733) and others, and published by P. de Hondt in The Hague; image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries

In the book of Jude, the last book of the Bible before A Revelation to John, one of Enoch's many prophecies is mentioned, Enoch is also mentioned in Genesis.

Enoch made many prophecies which proved to be accurate about the flood which happened in Noah's time and the fire judgment which is coming and, the two comings of the Messiah, the first being 2,000 years ago as we know. Enoch teaches us that the Messiah is the Son of God and that He will shed His blood to redeem mankind. All this was written 1,000 years before the flood. 

Photo of the day
A letter from Holland: Unusual skies this week in the Amsterdam region as the world enters lockdown: Libertine, tolerant and free Amsterdam is at this moment just like the rest of the world, empty as the Covid-19 threat takes hold
This time of the year where I live, just north of Amsterdam on the Dutch West Coast we are usually inundated with tourists from all over Europe but not this year. Libertine, tolerant and free Amsterdam is at this moment just like the rest of the world, empty. The cannabis selling coffee shops, sex-shops and bars have all been closed down due to the coronavirus, these places are only used by tourists anyway.

As I walk my dog every day I come across only occasional other dog walkers or runners who are only too ready to distance themselves from me, eying me with caution. Empty busses pass me by as do the occasional automobile, however, Holland wouldn't be Holland without bicycles and scooters and, this is the mode of transport at the moment, especially for the kids.