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“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude.”

 

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World.



Unliveable Series

Monday, 5 April 2021 Unlivable! More than 100 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia with many more missing: By January the 23rd this year Indonesia had suffered 185 disasters including two major earthquakes, seven volcano eruptions with a further 3 showing activity, tornadoes, landslides and floods killing hundreds

At least 101 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone, 80 people have died with dozens still missing. Officials warn the toll could still rise.

"The mud and the extreme weather have become a serious challenge and the debris piling up has hampered the search and rescue team," Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Djati told BBC reporters. 


World Pandemic: Coronavirus

Mick writes:

“I wanted to share this song that I wrote about eventually coming out of lockdown, with some much-needed optimism – thank you to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with you on this – hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy !”


Bugaloo 2021

It's just over a year ago since the so-called "Doomsday Clock" was pushed forward to 100 seconds to midnight – the closest symbolic point from an “apocalypse” since 1953. However, in recent days military activity around the world may just leave the "experts" wishing they had moved it a little closer.

You would think during a world pandemic and climatic catastrophes our world leaders would forget their differences and get together to work out our only planet's problems and do a "decent human thing." 

To expect our leaders to act as "decent human beings" though is, after all, a very naive idea on my part.


2021 Locust Plague

Thousands of farmers in Meru county are counting huge losses as desert locusts are ravaging their farms daily. The locusts come at a time when most of the produce grown in eastern Kenya is ready to be harvested. These farmers are among hundreds of thousands from 14 other Kenyan counties who are affected by a second wave of the locust plague that is two times deadlier than the one that hit Kenya in 2020. The government said it deployed spray and surveillance aircraft to help deal with the pest and noted it has enough resources and is better prepared than in 2020 to fight.

Agriculture Minister Peter Munya told reporters that more than 75 swarms have been reported in Kenya. 



Volcanoes
Cots, tents, and respirator masks poured into the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as officials expected to start distributing them on Saturday, a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of people who evacuated their homes under government orders.

Nations ranging from Antigua to Guyana offered help by either shipping emergency supplies to their neighbour or agreeing to temporarily open their borders to the roughly 16,000 evacuees fleeing ash-covered communities with as many personal belongings as they could stuff into suitcases and backpacks.


Major Quakes

The first major quake, (mag 6 or higher) of May, belongs to Japan and ironically it's the 2nd major quake to rock the Fukushima area on the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster of 2011. A magnitude 6.8 - 38 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan struck in the night with the epicentre of the quake less than 100 miles north of Fukushima. There are no reports of a tsunami warning or serious injuries.

Earlier this year in February, a  very powerful magnitude 7.0 quake struck the Eastcoast of Japan just 90 km East of Fukushima just weeks before the anniversary of the March 2011 Great Honshu quake which killed 22,000 people and destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.


Extreme Weather

I read somewhere that to really understand something is to be liberated from it. Yet, how can we liberate ourselves from our vain attempt at global progress which is, in all intents and purposes, destroying the very place in which we live? Our world is collapsing, an implosion on a scale unimaginable just a few years ago. Without a doubt, if we continue on our current path we will lose our home and everything in it. Mankind’s environment is collapsing just as fast as its society. Planet Earth’s resources are dwindling at an alarming rate. Animals, plants, fossil fuels, minerals, water, air and soil are all diminishing at an unsustainable speed while the world’s population is increasing.



Hurricanes and cyclones

Category 5 Monster! Cyclone Yasa has intensified to a top-of-the-scale Category Five storm, with devastating gusts of up to 280 kilometres per hour (174 miles per hour) and is on track to hit Fiji late Thursday: Around two-thirds of the island nation's population of 900,000 are in its path.

17 Dec 2020

Fijians living in the path of an approaching super cyclone were told to hunker down at home or flee to emergency shelters immediately on Wednesday, as authorities warned the storm has the potential to uproot buildings and cause mass destruction. The Fiji Meteorological Service said Cyclone Yasa had intensified to a top-of-the-scale Category Five storm, with devastating gusts of up to 280 kilometres per hour (174 miles per hour). It was on track to hit Fiji late Thursday and the National Disaster Management Office said around two-thirds of the island nation's population of 900,000 are in its path. 



Spaceweather

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 Our Star is waking up from it's long hibernation: Sunspot AR2816 erupted on April 19th, producing a strong M1-class solar flare, one of the biggest of the infant Solar Cycle 25: The powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) expected to miss Earth

Our Star is waking up from it's long hibernation: Sunspot AR2816 erupted during the late hours of April 19th (2342 UT), producing a strong M1-class solar flare, one of the biggest of the infant Solar Cycle 25 which began in December 2019. Solar Cycle 25 is expected to continue until about 2030. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash: Solar Cycle 24 is the most recently completed solar cycle, the 24th since 1755, when extensive recording of solar sunspot activity began.

It began in December 2008 with a smoothed minimum sunspot number of 2.2, and ended in December 2019. Activity was minimal until early 2010.Solar Cycle 24 reached its maximum in April 2014 with a 23 months smoothed sunspot number of 81.8. This maximum value was substantially lower than other recent solar cycles, down to a level which had not been seen since cycles 12 to 15 which occured in (1878-1923).


Manmade disasters
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Dr Steven Greer went live TODAY at 6PM EST to discuss how you can be part of the 20th Anniversary of the Disclosure Project National Press Club Event.

WEBINAR: DISCLOSURE 2.0 ! APRIL 25, 2021 1p-6p Pacific Time (Phoenix) Join Dr Steven Greer with special guests -Carol Rosin (spokesperson for Wernher von Braun who invented the rocket), - -Constitutional Attorney Daniel Sheehan, -Paola Harris with an expose on a NEW ET crash retrieval case bigger than Roswell in significance,

Climate Change 

Thursday, 18 March 2021 "Unlivable!" The expected mass exodus is beginning: In the last six months more than 12 million people have been displaced with 80% of these displacements were caused by weather disasters: In 23 days of January 2021 Indonesia suffered 185 disasters

The expected mass exodus is beginning. A new report reveals more than 12 million people have been internally displaced around the world since September 2020 mainly due to climate and weather-related disasters. In just 6 months, 12.6 million people, more than the population of Belgium have been displaced around the world.

In just 23 days during January 2021 Indonesia suffered 185 disasters including two major earthquakes, seven volcano eruptions with a further 3 showing activity, as well as deadly tornadoes, landslides and floods killing and injuring thousands and displacing many more. These figures released two days ago by the Red Cross show just how desperate life is becoming for many people around the world thanks too increasing extreme weather events.

Disease

Monday, 5 April 2021 It's impossible to know just how many pigs have died from the disease but it is thought to be hundreds of millions: China's second wave of African swine fever has killed almost 10 million pigs in the first 3 months of 2021

It's impossible to know just how many pigs have died from the disease but it is thought to be hundreds of millions.

According to a report by ABC, the second wave of African swine fever (ASF) is estimated to have killed almost 10 million pigs in China since the start of the year, detailing the country's plans to rebuild its national herd. New variants of the pig-killing disease African swine fever have emerged in Asia. Hundreds of millions of pigs were killed by the disease in the last couple of years, in China, Asia and Europe reducing the world's stock by more than 40%. The first reported outbreak of the disease was in August 2018 and within a year it had spread to multiple countries.

Animal Die-Offs

The Lebanese army announced on Monday that it continues to collect tons of dead fish at Lake Qaraoun in West Bekaa. A large number of dead fish have been recently washed ashore at the lake.

The massive fish deaths are believed to be caused by untreated water discharged by dozens of factories into the Litani River, which flows into Lake Qaraoun, an artificial lake created by a dam on the longest river in Lebanon. 


Environment
RATS are said to have enjoyed a lucrative lockdown, with pest controllers now waging a "war" on a "plague" of rodents turning to British gardens and residential areas. Monday the nation rejoiced as non-essential retail, hairdressers, gyms and pub beer gardens were allowed to open their doors once again.

It comes as the UK’s heroic fightback against COVID-19 continues this week, with more than 40 million jabs in arms and 7.8 million people fully vaccinated. But there is a new “war” breaking out on the streets of Britain – with offices and restaurants closed for much of the year, rat populations have exploded in residential areas. And some of the rodents being caught are huge. 

Wildfires

Nov 25 2020

After last year's record-busting heatwaves and wildfire season, Australia was hoping for a rather wet summer season this year with the onset of La Niña. La Niña typically increases the likelihood of above-average rainfall across much of Australia during spring and early summer. However, with Summer still a while away, Sydney temperatures are set to soar over the weekend as NSW is headed for an early heatwave with temperatures inching toward the 50 deg C, (122 deg F) mark bringing with it the threat of another early start to another wildfire season.

Meanwhile, a bushfire, coined as "the biggest one in living memory" has scorched a third of the World Heritage Area of Queensland's idyllic Fraser Island, six weeks after being sparked by an illegal campfire. Nov 25 2020



Religion

We are without doubt the generation Jesus had in mind when he discussed the end times with His disciples in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13. A good example is in Matt 24:21; For at that time there will be great tribulation, unmatched from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be seen again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, nobody would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be cut short. “Nobody would be saved?” Now, our military has a term for that scenario: it's called “MAD” or Mutual Assured Destruction. Yes, we could have a situation here in our generation with the threat of everyone on the planet in danger of being killed and is termed “MAD” by the powers that be. So as you can see, Jesus was right on the money in Matt 24:21. Never before in history has it been possible to kill everyone on the planet until now, so it’s safe to assume He was talking about us.

Another prophecy regarding “our” generation is mentioned in Daniel 12:4; “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the “time of the end,” when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.” Rush here and there is a reference to how this generation can travel around the globe so easily and talk to each other globally on the “WorldWideWeb.”


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.