Belarus announces retaliatory sanctions against the EU

The Belarusian authorities decided to impose sanctions against the European Union in response to the imposition of restrictive measures by Brussels.

The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus says that the official Minsk opposes the confrontation, but will decisively respond to “unfriendly actions.”

“ In connection with the visa sanctions adopted by the EU against a number of Belarusian officials, the Belarusian side is introducing a retaliatory list of sanctions from today. The unified list of persons banned from entering also operates within the framework of integration associations, which include Belarus, ”the ministry said.

At the same time, Belarus will not publish its sanctions list ” in accordance with the established civilized diplomatic practice.”

Earlier it was reported that the European Union had agreed on sanctions against Belarus due to the falsification of the presidential elections and the massive dispersal of protests.

40 people were included in the sanctions list, Alexander Lukashenko was not on it.

On September 3, Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as President of Belarus for a new term . At the same time, the inauguration ceremony was not announced.

A number of countries, including Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, the USA and Canada, recognized Lukashenko as illegitimate. Ukraine has also stated that the “inauguration” of Alexander Lukashenko does not make him a legitimate president .

Anti-government protests in Belarus erupted after the August 9 presidential elections. The Belarusians consider the election results to be falsified and demand new, fair and transparent elections.

The Belarusian dictator rejected any concessions and attempts to dialogue with the protesters, repeatedly stating that Belarus’s western neighbors are behind the wave of protests.

(c) HB

Source: Belarus announces retaliatory sanctions against the EU

A Swarm Of Nearly 600 Earthquakes Rattles Southern California As Speculation About “The Big One” Starts To Rise Again — The Economic Collapse

Over the last few days, a swarm of almost 600 earthquakes has shaken southern California, and a lot of people are becoming extremely concerned about what will happen next.  In fact, if you go on Twitter right now you will find a tremendous amount of speculation that “the Big One” could be coming.  The experts are trying to calm the general public by assuring them that it is probably not likely that “the Big One” is imminent, but they don’t know for sure.  Forecasting earthquakes is not like forecasting the weather, and experts will continue to tell us that a major event is not likely until the day when one finally happens.

But what everyone can agree upon is that earthquake swarms cause the probability of a major event to rise.  Of course that doesn’t mean that there will be a major event associated with this current earthquake swarm, and there may not be a major event if an earthquake swarm occurs next month.  But without a doubt what is going on in southern California right now is worth watching.

According to the Los Angeles Times, this current swarm of quakes has been centered “around the town of Westmoreland in Imperial County”…

A swarm of hundreds of small earthquakes struck in and around the town of Westmoreland in Imperial County over the past couple days

The Southern California Seismic Network recorded nearly 600 earthquakes, the smallest a magnitude 1.1, as of 6 a.m. Thursday, according to a report from the project by Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Most of the rumbling has been relatively minor, but during a period of less than three hours on Wednesday there were 45 earthquakes of at least magnitude 3.0

‘In just 2.5hr Westmorland swarm has had 45 quakes of M≥3.0. One of the largest swarms we have had in the Imperial Valley – and it is historically the most active swarms in SoCal,’ seismologist Dr Lucy Jones wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night.

A magnitude 4.9 quake has been the largest event so far, and we shall see what else happens over the next several days.

According to Dr. Lucy Jones, this earthquake swarm has occurred along some small faults “that connect the San Andreas and Imperial faults”…

None of the earthquakes that have been happening in the Imperial Valley are anywhere near the San Andreas fault. They are in the Brawley Seismic Zone – a network of small faults that connect the San Andreas and Imperial faults.

This is an area that has had some pretty serious earthquake swarms in the past.

In fact, the USGS is telling us that there were also large swarms in the area in 1981 and in 2012

The quake swarms “are located in an area of diffuse seismic activity between the San Andreas fault in the north and the Imperial fault to the south,” the USGS says. Previous swarms in the area happened in 1981 and 2012.

“Past swarms have remained active for 1 to 20 days, with an average duration of about a week,” the USGS reported.

Obviously the swarms of 1981 and 2012 did not produce something much larger, and hopefully this one will not either.

But the USGS is warning that there is a “very small probability” that a quake of magnitude 7.0 or above could potentially happen…

‘The ongoing swarm could trigger an earthquake significantly larger than the M4.9 that occurred on the 30 September (i.e., M7.0 and above),’ they warned.

‘While this is a very small probability, if such an earthquake were to occur, it would have serious impacts on communities nearby and would be followed by aftershocks that would increase the number of smaller earthquakes per day.’

However, as I noted above, the truth is that they don’t really know.

None of the experts has any way to reliably forecast earthquakes in advance, and someday when “the Big One” finally strikes there may not be any sort of advance warning at all.

But the experts do believe that it is inevitable that eventually “the Big One” will arrive, and one particularly alarming study concluded that the full length of the San Andreas fault could potentially “unzip all at once”….

For years, scientists believed the mighty San Andreas—the 800-mile-long fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet—could only rupture in isolated sections.

But a recent study by federal, state and academic researchers showed that much of the fault could unzip all at once, unleashing a rare, singular catastrophe. Now, insurers have used that research to come up with a new analysis of the damage that could be caused by statewide break of the San Andreas.

Could you imagine the utter devastation that such an event would cause?

Scientists have discovered that enormous earthquakes in the distant past caused the ground to sink by as much as three feet in some portions of southern California, and some scientists have warned that if such an event happened today that “it could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly”

The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near LA have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake.

They claim that if a major tremor hits the area, it could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly.

If you have read my new book, you already understand why I keep relentlessly warning people about these things.

Unfortunately, one day the time for warning will be over and disaster will strike.  According to Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby, a big enough quake could cause vast stretches of southern California to sink dramatically “relatively instantaneously”

‘It´s something that would happen relatively instantaneously,’ Kirby said.

‘Probably today if it happened, you would see seawater rushing in.’

Right now, most people living in California are not thinking about earthquakes because they are dealing with the worst wildfire season in the history of the state.

Millions of acres have already burned, and the skies have been filled with smoke for weeks on end.

For many residents, this has been the final straw and they are finally moving out of the state.

But of course most Californians will just continue to stay where they are no matter what happens, and one day “the Big One” will turn all of their lives upside down in a single moment.

A Swarm Of Nearly 600 Earthquakes Rattles Southern California As Speculation About “The Big One” Starts To Rise Again — The Economic Collapse

One Of The Most Important Videos That You Will Watch During This Election Season — The Most Important News

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Thursday Briefing October 1, 2020 – AlbertMohler.com

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 – 6:23): 
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The World Turned Upside Down: The “Inclusive”—And Incoherent—Sexual Revolution Comes to Japan Airlines 

NEW YORK TIMES (TIFFANY MAY AND HISAKO UENO)
No More ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ on Japan Airlines 

PART 2 (6:24 – 12:35): 
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Despite Proposals Under Theresa May’s Government, the UK Won’t Move Forward with Allowing Individuals to Self-Identify Gender 

THE GUARDIAN (SIMON MURPHY AND LIBBY BROOKS)
UK government drops gender self-identification plan for trans people 

PART 3 (12:36 – 18:2): 
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The Inevitable Collision of Transgender Ideology and Feminism: Feminists Speak Out Against Gender Dysphoria Harming Women 

THE GUARDIAN (SUSANNA RUSTIN)
Feminists like me aren’t anti-trans – we just can’t discard the idea of ‘sex’ 

PART 4 (18:3 – 24:6): 
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Governor Gavin Newsom Welcomes the Transgender Revolution into California’s Prison System: The Promises of the Sexual Revolution Can’t Be Kept 

THE HILL (J. EDWARD MORENO)
Newsom signs law allowing transgender inmates to be placed in prison by their gender identity 

Source: Thursday Briefing October 1, 2020 – AlbertMohler.com

In Paris, a suitcase with 500 thousand euros was found in the basement of a house. The police are looking for the owner

In a house located next to the Eiffel Tower, they found a suitcase with cash inside – it was estimated at 500 thousand euros . The police are looking for the owner.

“ We haven’t finished counting yet. It is about an amount from 500 thousand to 600 thousand euros, ” El Mundo quotes a police source, referring to AFP.

The suitcase was discovered by a 50-year-old French woman who inherited the apartment from her mother. She wanted a real estate agent to appraise her apartment, but they couldn’t get to the basement. The woman had to call a locksmith who helped open the door – this is how they found the money

Now the police are looking for the owner and are trying to establish how this suitcase ended up there.

(c ) HB

Source: In Paris, a suitcase with 500 thousand euros was found in the basement of a house. The police are looking for the owner

Italy experiences the coldest September in 50 years – with snowfall

Over the past weekend, temperatures in Italy plunged suddenly by between 10 and 15 degrees, resulting in the country’s coldest September in 50 years  and leading to snowfalls much earlier than usual, Italian media reports.

The cold has been particularly intense in Milan and Turin which recorded 5°C and 4°C degrees respectively on the night of Sunday 27 September.

Source: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/01/italy-experiences-the-coldest-september-in-50-years-with-snowfall/

The first person to defeat AIDS in the world

The first person to defeat AIDS in the world

Ray Brown, a resident of Springs, California, USA, is a name that was in the news a decade ago. There was a big reason behind this. It was said that Brown was the first person in the world to have overcome HIV infection a decade earlier.Since the disease was seen in bad eyes in those days, due to this, the name of the person recovering from the disease was not disclosed.

Such patients were called only patients. For this reason, he was renamed the "Berlin Patient" during a conference to hide Brown's identity, since then he has been identified with the Berlin Patient.

He was battling cancer these days after defeating HIV infection but lost it. Brown died of cancer. Brown was also known as the "Berlin Patient".