Monthly Archives: July 2020

Swarm Of Locusts DEVOUR Everything In Their Path | Planet Earth | BBC Earth

BBC Earth

Published on Apr 10, 2017

Stunning footage of one of Planet Earth’s greatest spectacles, the swarm of the Desert Locust – Eggs that have remained in the ground for twenty years now begin to hatch. Considering that an adult Locust can eat its entire body weight everyday, it’s hardly surprising that a huge plague measuring 40 miles wide will devour everything in its path.

Hong Kong postpones election due to pandemic

CBC News: The National

Published on Jul 31, 2020

Hong Kong has postponed September’s parliamentary elections, citing a rise in coronavirus infections. However, some in the opposition are accusing the government of using the outbreak as an excuse to delay the vote.

U.S. confirmed COVID-19 cases top 4.5 million


Published on Jul 31, 2020

There have been more than 4.5 million COVID-19 infections in the United States. On Capitol Hill, top infectious disease experts addressed the U.S. response, as the government reached another deal in the billions with more drug makers to try and secure a coronavirus vaccine “first.

WHO: COVID-19 cases in Africa top 770,000


Published on Aug 1, 2020

The World Health Organization has recorded over 770,000 cases on the African continent. Deaths have reached over 13,000. The severe situation has put hundreds of thousands of medical workers on the frontlines at risk.

WHO: world ‘must learn to live with virus’


Published on Aug 1, 2020

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says during the 4th emergency committee meeting six months after sounding the top alarm over the new coronavirus outbreak that “although vaccine development is happening at record speed, we must learn to live with this virus, and we must fight it with the tools we have.” At least 17 million people have caught the virus, more than 660,000 have died, and infections are still rampant.

Massive Fall in US Economic Output – Worst Ever Recorded

VOA News

Published on Aug 1, 2020

US Gross Domestic Product contracted 9.5% in the second quarter

July 5, 2020: Sunday Sermon by David Brooks at Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral

Jul 5, 2020

David Brooks at Washington National Cathedral

Full Recording — David Brooks: “Trump and Afterwards: The Next American Culture.”

Davidson College

Jan 19, 2018

Watch this special recording featuring New York Times Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks. He delivered the lecture “Trump and Afterwards: The Next American Culture” in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

U.S. COVID-19 response ‘stands out among the worst of any country in the world’


Jul 31, 2020

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.4 million diagnosed cases, over 150,000 dead. On Friday, officials from the White House COVID-19 task force testified before Congress on the response to the pandemic, which comes on the heels of another controversial press briefing given by President Donald Trump on Thursday.

Will Trump Get Away With Destroying Democracy?

Thom Hartmann Program

Jul 31, 2020
Donald Trump is trying to destroy America and he might get away with it unless we stop him now!

Few people thought he would get away with asking for foreign help to win an election, but he did. A few people thought he would get away with saying terrible things about women and being charged with sexual assault, but he did. Few people thought he would get away with eliminating environmental rules and poisoning our rivers, but he did. Few people thought he would get away with giving a $3 trillion gift to himself and his billionaire buddies, but he did.

Now Trump is trying to set up a situation where he wins even if he loses. By casting doubt around the election, when he loses it he will continue to claim that he is the legitimate President of the United States.

This will almost certainly be a disaster for democracy, both here in the United States and around the world, all because Donald Trump wants to keep himself from going to jail. We can’t let him get away with it.