Hurricane Laura Moving Inland Across Louisiana With Damaging Winds, Flooding Rain and Tornadoes
Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, early Thursday with winds of 150 mph. Wind gusts of 100 to 135 mph have been recorded in southwestern Louisiana. Laura is now tracking inland across western Louisiana with damaging winds. Laura is also an inland flood risk as far north and east as Arkansas and the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. Isolated tornadoes are also expected from Laura. High water levels from storm surge will continue in coastal areas.
Rescuers poised to move in as Hurricane Laura still howls
Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday, threatening the lives of people who didn’t evacuate. “There are some people still in town and people are calling … but there ain’t no way to get to them,” Tony Guillory, president of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, said early Thursday morning over the phone as he hunkered down in a Lake Charles government building that was shaking from the storm. “We know anyone that stayed that close to the coast, we’ve got to pray for them,
Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing
But researchers at MIT, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have found that a qubit’s performance will soon hit a wall. In a paper published today in Nature, the team reports that the low-level, otherwise harmless background radiation that is emitted by trace elements in concrete walls and incoming cosmic rays are enough to cause decoherence in qubits. They found that this effect, if left unmitigated, will limit the performance of qubits to just a few milliseconds. Given the rate at which scientists have been improving qubits, they may hit this radiation-induced wall in just a few years.
US Cargo Thefts Erupt As Violent Crime Spreads Across America
“One significant note is that April, which was at the height of the supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19, experienced more than double the volume of April 2019 (+109%). While both May (+31%) and June (+30%) also beat their 2019 totals, it was by a decreasing amount in each case,” SensiGuard noted in its 2Q20 cargo theft report. The cargo theft monitoring firm recorded 227 thefts over the three months ending June, with 96 in April, 67 in May, and 64 in June. In dollar amount, the average theft was about a quarter-million dollars. It said 23% of all cargo thefts were miscellaneous products for retailers. Food and drinks made up about 20% of all thefts.
Xi’s Fierce Anti-Graft Purge A Ploy To Enshrine Power As Restored “Chairman”
New analysis in FT, citing Beijing-based analysts, says yes concerning a title which hasn’t been used in decades, which like Mao would certainly grant Xi the prestige to permanently enshrine his power (well beyond his presidential mandate) and purge internal rivals and enemies with ease. Explains FT, this is likely ultimately what’s behind his ongoing his multiyear, anti-corruption battle which has just last month became more intensified. At moment, he enjoys the slightly less impressive title of General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. “It’s preparation to establish Xi’s total authority over the party,”
Blake had knife in car when Kenosha cop shot him: Wisconsin DOJ
Jacob Blake had a knife on the floorboard of his car when he was shot by police, said the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which also has identified the shooting officer as Rusten Sheskey. The knife was recovered from the driver’s side floorboard of Blake’s SUV, the agency said. It did not say whether Blake was holding the knife when Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department, shot him Sunday evening.
BLM Protests turn to ‘Animal Sacrifices’
A disturbing new phenomenon has appeared related to the Black Lives Matter race riots around the country: killing and displaying raccoons. During a BLM protest in New York City, one protester in a car intentionally drove over a raccoon twice. Other protesters then beat the raccoon to death with a baseball bat.
Repeating radio signal from space fires back up on predicted schedule
This is only the second FRB found to have a repeating pattern. Earlier this year astronomers discovered a signal called FRB 180916, which repeated like clockwork on a 16-day cycle, flaring up regularly for about four days before falling silent for the next 12. Obviously that’s a much quicker cycle, which raises new questions about what actually causes FRBs.
Pompeo arrives in Oman to discuss Iran, peace with Israel
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Oman on Thursday as part of a Middle East tour following a US-brokered deal on normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Aug. 13. Pompeo discussed regional peace and stability with Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said in Oman.
Iranian regime believes “defeat” of US coincides with Ashura holiday
Iran is involved in a multi-day series of speeches and events linked to the month of Muharram and the Ashura holiday which commemorates the death of the Imam Hussein at the battle of Karbala. For many Shi’ites this period is one of intense mourning…but the Iranian regime also seeks to…connect them to current events, using the symbolism of martyrdom, battle and “uprising against oppression”…
China says US U-2 spy plane disrupted its military exercises
Beijing has accused the US of sending a U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone to “trespass” on live-fire exercises being conducted by China below. The high-altitude US reconnaissance craft went into airspace Beijing deemed off limits during drills by the People’s Liberation Army’s Northern Theater Command on Tuesday, Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Chinese Defense Ministry, said in a statement.
Taiwanese military releases video of troops ‘fending off attack from Chinese mainland’
Taiwanese television broadcast a video on Friday of a military exercise simulating the island coming under attack. The film, produced by the defence ministry, showed troops firing anti-aircraft, anti-tank and anti-ship missiles in defence of the island against a mock invasion from across the Taiwan Strait, the waterway that separates it from mainland China.
Could injectable microrobots one day run in your veins?
Scientists have created an army of microscopic four-legged robots too small to see with the naked eye that walk when stimulated by a laser and could be injected into the body through hypodermic needles, a study said Wednesday. Microscopic robotics are seen as having an array of potential uses, particularly in medicine, and US researchers said the new robots offer “the potential to explore biological environments”.
One of world’s most dangerous lakes is growing in belly of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano
A lake the size of five football fields growing in the belly of a volcano sounds fantastic, but the facts just keep getting stranger in the case of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. A study released this month by the U.S. Geological Survey has found the mysterious lake is one of the world’s hottest bodies of water.
Syria war: Russian and US military vehicles collide
The Russian and US governments have blamed each other for a collision between Russian and US armoured vehicles in north-eastern Syria in which several US troops were injured. Video…was broadcast by a Russian nationalist website, Rusvesna.su, then widely retweeted. The video appears to show a Russian military vehicle in a desert convoy ramming a US armoured car, as a Russian helicopter flies low overhead.
Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana, forecaster warns of ‘unsurvivable’ wall of water
Hurricane Laura made landfall early on Thursday in southwestern Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms to hit the state, with forecasters warning it could push a massive wall of water 40 miles (65 km) inland from the sea. The National Weather Service said the storm surge, possibly higher than a two-storey house, could be “unsurvivable,” acknowledging that as an unusually dire warning.
U.S., China trade jibes as military tensions worsen
The United States and China traded jibes as military tensions grow between the world’s two largest economies, with the U.S. defence chief vowing not to “cede an inch” in the Pacific and China saying Washington was risking soldiers’ lives. Both are at loggerheads over issues from technology and human rights to Chinese military activities in the disputed South China Sea…
Powell expected to begin laying out Fed’s new monetary policy approach
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is expected on Thursday to begin setting out the U.S. central bank’s new strategy for meeting its price stability and maximum employment goals, a long-anticipated overhaul that comes amid a deep economic crisis and just months before Americans vote in a contentious election.
Black Sea gas strengthens Turkey’s hand in geopolitics
On Friday, August 21, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that a sizeable natural gas field had been found off the Turkish Black Sea coast. The discovery of some 320 billion cubic metres (bcm) reserve is being hailed as a game-changer. “It is only the beginning,” presidential adviser and spokesman Ibrahim Kalin remarked. “We are very hopeful that it would lead to other fields in the same area.”
Soy Boom? China Could Buy Record Amount of US Soybeans
“China has been stepping up purchases…”
Two dams in Karachi overflow, at least 7 killed in weather-related incidents, Pakistan
At least 7 people were killed in different weather-related incidents across Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city on August 25, 2020. On August 26, two dams in the city overflowed, placing several towns at risk of major flooding. More heavy rains are expected across the region until Thursday, August 27.
Laura forecast to rapidly strengthen into Category 4 hurricane before making landfall, U.S.
Hurricane “Laura” is expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before it approaches Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts and moves island near those areas tonight, August 26 or Thursday morning (LT), August 27, 2020.
China test-fires ‘carrier-killer’ missile as U.S. announces new sanctions
China on Wednesday conducted flight tests of two anti-ship ballistic missiles into the South China Sea, just hours before the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions on Chinese officials and companies over militarization of the disputed waterway.
Red Francis Uses Coronavirus to Spout Off About Global Warming, Income Inequality and Rising Sea Levels
It should be clear at this point that Pope Francis is not a serious person. On Wednesday Red Francis used the coronavirus pandemic to spout off about global warming, income inequality and rising sea levels.
Red Alert! Online K-12Teacher Matt Jay- Parents:You Don’t Control Your Children, We Do-Get Outta of the Room
Some educators think they own your children….Shut up parents….we tell your kids to believe about sex and white privilige guilt! When did this become a part of the “3 R’s”
Pelosi Needs to be the Subject of a Citizens Arrest and Subsequently Tried by Citizen Grand Juries for Treason and Sedition
In the course of human events, including the events of treason, sedition and rebellion, it is sometimes necessary, and it is the right of the people to take matters of law enforcement and justice into their own hands.
CDC removes 14-day quarantine recommendation from guidelines, says those exposed to virus may not need testing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 testing, saying those who have been exposed to the virus may not need to be tested.
2020 VISION: As Hurricane Laura Strengthens To A Category 4, China Fires Warning Missiles At US And BLM Terrorists Set Kenosha On Fire
There are so many things happening right now that it is impossible to keep them all straight in your head, but that’s what we’re here to help you to do. We are doing that because we want you to fully understand the uniqueness of this prophetical year of 2020, and what it likely means for our short-term future. When a Category 4 hurricane like the monstrous Laura winds up being the least of your problems, that puts you smack dab in the middle of the NTEB end times radar.
Columbia Journalism Review Exposes How Bill Gates Foundation Spends Millions To Control News Outlets And Social Media ‘Fact Checkers’
Have you ever watched dumbfounded Bill Gates being interviewed on some program, and the person asking him questions will often refer to Gates as either a “virology expert’, ‘health expert’, or ‘epidemiologist’? Bill Gates is none of those things, and never will be, he has had no training at any medical or scientific school of any kind. So why does the media fawningly refer to him in that way? I will give you three tries to answer and the first two don’t count.