And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Linkee-poo Sunday May 16

"China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second nation to do so." Congrats, China.

"A severe cyclone is roaring in the Arabian Sea off southwestern India with winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour), already causing heavy rains and flooding that have killed at least four people, officials said Sunday."

"Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect Sunday for residents in the Topanga area as firefighters continue to battle a 750-acre brush fire near Pacific Palisades, and authorities search for a person suspected of setting the blaze." Here we go.

"These are not just one-off tragedies. Some experts warn that complex home-based medical care is on a collision course with climate change, as severe weather events become more frequent nationwide."

"The CDC's announcement that people who are fully vaccinated can go maskless indoors is leaving companies across the country scrambling over how to align the new recommendations with their own safety practices, including whether to treat inoculated customers and employees differently from people who have yet to get their shots."

"Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washing up on the Ganges River banks, prompting speculation on social media that they were the remains of Covid-19 victims… In jeeps and boats, the police used portable loudspeakers with microphones asking people not to dispose of the bodies in rivers. 'We are here to help you perform the last rites,' police said."

"High unemployment. Rising prices. Gas lines… They're a bad memory for Americans old enough to remember the 1970s - but they're also likely causing a few sleepless nights in the White House, as the United States' economic recovery from the unprecedented coronavirus recession hits some bumps."

"Two Chicago police officers were shot and the suspected gunman was wounded Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side… The officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 7:20 a.m in the 1400 block of South Lawndale Avenue and saw a person in a vacant alley nearby, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown told reporters outside Mt. Sinai Hospital."

"Israel bombed the house of Hamas' Gaza leader and obliterated a family's home in Gaza as Hamas launched more than 100 rockets towards Israel on Sunday, marking the deadliest day of the week-long conflict so far, according to data from the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza and Israeli authorities."

"The nine-month old Bengal tiger that has been missing for days in Houston was found Saturday and was transferred to the appropriate authorities, officials said."

"The comments from the longtime congressman come as a rift in his party grows between members who are offering an inaccurate account of the insurrection and those who have consistently condemned the violence on January 6 while also casting blame on former President Donald Trump and his 2020 election lies for the attack. Upton was among the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the riot."

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