A Mysterious Crater Suddenly Opened Up in the Arctic Tundra

Mysterious craters have been popping up in the Arctic tundra in recent years, and the latest example is 50 meters deep.

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Siberian media reported the discovery of a 50-meter deep crater in the Arctic tundra that suddenly opened up. Craters like these have been found since 2014, and scientists believe they may be a result of cryogenic eruptions—in other words, ice volcanoes. 

According to the Siberian Times, a TV crew from station Vesti Yamal observed the massive crater by chance while traveling from an assignment. The crater is one of several on the Yamal and Taymyr peninsulas in Siberia, and these geological phenomena have been subjects of research for years.

One research group led by Lomosnosov Moscow State University geologist Andrey Bychkov proposed that the first discovered crater in the region was caused by an ice volcano eruption. In 2018, they published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports to explain the origin of what they dubbed the “spectacular crater.”

Bychkov said in an email that cryovolcanism is a known phenomenon on other planets, but prior to their study, ice volcanoes were not believed to exist on Earth. However, he found that a cryogenic eruption would adequately explain how the crater was formed. 

At the time, others theorized that the crater may have been caused by a meteorite impact or deep migration of gas under the Earth’s surface.

In the paper, the authors describe how an ice-cored hill called a pingo would have exploded to produce the crater. First, a talik—an area of unfrozen ground surrounded by permafrost—forms underneath a thaw lake, a process lasting thousands of years. The top of the talik freezes over while methane and carbon dioxide builds up inside its core. The pneumatic pressure pushing up on the frozen top of the talik produces a pingo that eventually bursts.

Bychkov said that all but one of these explosions have happened in remote locations. People recorded smoke and loud sounds in the one instance that a crater formed near human habitation. According to Bychkov, these craters don’t remain gaping holes in the Earth forever; water eventually fills these craters, producing round lakes that are widespread in the Arctic.

“There are thousands of round lakes; they may have been craters,” he said.

The explosions of pingos into craters also seem to be associated with unusually warm summers. The heat, according to Earther, likely weakened the Siberian permafrost, facilitating the explosion of methane from the pingo. Bychkov said we still do not know exactly how these warm temperatures affect cryovolcanism, though.

For Bychkov, it’s not the craters themselves that fascinate him; rather, it’s the ecology and composition of the taliks, ecosystems that have been shut off from the rest of the world for millennia. 

“The most interesting thing is the life in the talik,” Bychkov said. “It is a closed world with evolution separated from oxygen for thousands of years. Special microbes can live at low temperatures and produce gases, which provide cryovolcanism. This world has not been explored.”

Controversial California Bill – How SB145 Bill is eliminating disparity and encouraging child abuse

Source: Michael Macor / The Chronicle

A controversial California bill has passed in the senate. The state is ready for eliminating disparity in its statutory rape laws. SB145 by state Senator Scott Wiener would now remove automatic sex offender registration for young adults who are convicted of having anal or oral sex with a minor. The decision would now be left to the judge. This has been said as the bill to eliminate the discrimination for the LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system.

The California bill was passed in the Assembly with 41-18 vote. It sailed through the senate with 23-10 majority as well. The bill has now been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. He has time till September to act on it, reported San Francisco Chronicle.

Under the current penal law of California, the judge has to decide whether an offender needs to be put on the sex-offender list in case of vaginal intercourse. The law says that as it can lead to pregnancy and the offender can become father, hence he can be stigmatized. The offender might even find it difficult to get a job, hence automatic registration is not allowed. However, the same is not allowed for oral and anal sex. The offender gets auto-registered. The California Supreme Court upheld the distinction of the law in 2015.

However, under the new bill, every sexual act would be the same. Senator Scott Wiener thinks that it was long due to the LGTQB people.

However, this bill also extends to minors. The critics have come hard on it. The minor has no consent and thus this bill can further exploit them. Many have raised questions on the bill for the inclusion of minors.

The controversial bill is with the Governor now. If he approves it, this could be a new law. However, he has time till the end of this month to ponder on the details of the bill.

Green Bay Police: Antifa Member with Flamethrower Cried in Fetal Position When Caught

A suspected member of Antifa — who was allegedly armed with a flamethrower — cried in the fetal position before his arrest during a Saturday evening protest in Green Bay, Wisconsin, according to law enforcement.

WBAY Reports

Matthew Banta, 23, is charged with obstructing an officer and two counts of felony bail jumping.
The criminal complaint says Banta “is known to be a violent Antifa member who incites violence in otherwise relatively peaceful protests.” Police say he’s known as “Commander Red.”
[…]
A responding officer says he saw four individuals walking towards a protest with baseball bats. One man was wearing a metal helmet with goggles and military-style gear with multiple pouches, and was carrying an Antifa flag. When the officer pulled his squad car in front of the group, they ran away. The officer caught Banta, who was carrying the flag, and says Banta “dropped into the fetal position and began crying.”

“It’s worrisome when people associated with Antifa come here to Green Bay from out of town for the purpose of protesting here or for the purposes of committing violent acts,” said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith.

“An unlawful assembly is three or more people who gather in such a manner where property damage, or personal injury is likely to occur,” Smith added. “We determined this was happening on Washington Street. What was happening was a large group of people had blocked traffic on the street had engaged in throwing a bottle at somebody, were pulling up manhole covers off the street and were blocking traffic.”

Police said 15 protesters were arrested after the demonstration was declared unlawful.

In early August, Banta was charged with biting, kicking, and pointing firearm at a police officer at a protest in Waupaca.

US Marshals Rescue 200 Missing Children From Ohio; Many are Victims of Human Trafficking or Prostitution

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – About 200 children are missing right now in Northeast Ohio.

© Provided by WOIO Cleveland U.S. Marshals are leading Operation Safety Net to find missing children in northern Ohio.

They may be in danger and they need our help, and a task force is making progress tracking them down.

Operation Safety Net recovered 25 missing children in its first two weeks, and the sting is continuing right now.

The task force, led by U.S. Marshals, is working with local partners to get endangered kids to safety.

“These are kids that have been abused, neglected. Some involved in human trafficking,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.

Elliott has seen the nightmares many missing children have suffered.

“Sometimes the situations they—they go to, believe it or not, may be better than the situations they left from,” Elliott said.

“We’ve had some cases where the mother and or father, or both, may have been prostituting their own child,” he said.

In the past 20 days, U.S. Marshals have worked with Cleveland, East Cleveland and Newburgh Heights police departments to find just over two dozen missing children between 13 and 18 years old.

One in four of those teens they recovered are victims of human trafficking.

“Some we found in Miami, Fla. We have Bedford, Bedford Heights, West Side, East Side, Akron, Mansfield and so on,” Elliott said.

“We’re trying to do our part. A number of these children have gone to the hospital after we’ve recovered them to get checked out, so again this is something we take very seriously,” Elliott said.

Operation Safety Net is focusing on Cleveland and its surrounding cities, but they’re covering all of northern Ohio too with help from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

It’s made up of about 350 men and women from 125 different departments across the state.

“I’ll tell you this, it will be something we’ll be doing every year. This is our first time we have done this, it’s been uncharted territory for us, but we’ve had great success,” Elliott said.

Operation Safety Net will continue for several more weeks.

If anything looks out of place with children in your neighborhood or you know of a missing child, you can call in tips to the U.S. Marshals tip line at 1-866-492-6833.

27 Northeast Ohio men arrested in undercover online child predator operation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Twenty-seven men alleged to have engaged in sexual activity with underage children online were arrested in a four-day operation led by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

In a release, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said 27 individuals were arrested as part of “Operation Moving Target” that ran from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27.

Undercover officers posed as children online on popular social media apps. According to the prosecutor, the 27 defendants, ages 21 to 61-years-old, allegedly engaged in “sexually explicit online conversations” with the officers that they thought were children.

Authorities said the men allegedly expressed an interest in engaging in sexual activity with the undercover officers and/or sent explicit images of their genitals.

“As we have seen the number of Cybertips dramatically increase this year, it is clear that online predators remain a serious threat to our children,” said O’Malley. “Hopefully the success of yet another operation serves as a stern warning to offenders that you will be found, you will be arrested, and you will be prosecuted.”

After the defendants allegedly engaged the undercover officers online, the men then traveled to a pre-arranged location in Cuyahoga County reportedly expecting to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

Officers arrested the men once they arrived. Officers said several men carried firearms, condoms, lubricant, sex toys, and drugs. 

Authorities filed initial charges against the following men:

  • Adam Davis, 41, Painesville, OH
  • Rajwant Singh, 44, Mayfield Heights, OH
  • Germaine Truett, 38, Cleveland, OH
  • Jason Johnson, 37, Cleveland, OH
  • Ronel Washington, 24, Garfield Heights, OH
  • Hector Pietri, 29, Cleveland, OH
  • Kyle Vansteenburg, 28, Cleveland, OH
  • Raphael Robinson, 26, Cleveland, OH
  • Corey Huber, 32, Elyria, OH
  • Michael Labondano, 30, Lyndhurst, OH
  • Nicholas Cook, 38, Bedford Heights, OH
  • Chazz Johnson-Hawks, 22, Solon, OH
  • Ian Rensel, 43, Bedford, OH
  • Jerry Harris, 35, Westlake, OH
  • Carson Strnisa, 21, Seven Hills, OH
  • Justin Cowger, 22, Cleveland, OH
  • Kim Koran, 61, Cleveland, OH
  • Nathan Troup, 39, New Castle, PA (Registered Sex Offender in the State of Pennsylvania)
  • Abed Aldur, 45, Parma, OH
  • Arturo Martinez, 47, University Heights, OH
  • Phillip Jones, 30, Streetsboro, OH
  • Keith Kozak, 41, Brooklyn, OH
  • Pedro Correa Jr., 42, Cleveland, OH
  • Ryan Dempsey, 37, Ashtabula, OH
  • Johnathan Smith, 34, Cleveland, OH
  • Robert Spisak, 45, Broadview Heights, OH
  • Jason Schmucker, 37, Canton, OH

Charges include: attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, importuning, and possessing criminal tools.

BLM PROTESTER THREATENED TO “RIP” PRESIDENT OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, START REVOLUTION

A BLM protester threatened the President on August 28. A man named John Sullivan, 25, stood up with a microphone in Washington DC and threatened to “Rip that m*****f****er” out of the White House. Threatening to remove a sitting President is treason and terrorism at its most ridiculous.

“We gotta f**kin’ rip Trump outta that office right over there, f**kin’ pull him out that s**t…We ain’t about f**kin’ waitin’ for the next election, we about to go get that m*****f****r…I’m about that s**t.”  John Sullivan, BLM protester threatens President

Sullivan is from Salt Lake City, Utah and has caused trouble there as well. He is part of a group called “Insurgence USA,” and was arrested during a BLM protest in Provo that saw a man shot in his SUV back in July. We previously reported that incident.

KSL reported,

Protesters traveled through downtown Provo. The protesters did not obtain a permit for the event,” the affidavit states. “John Sullivan and Insurgence USA had social media postings promoting other protesters to join them.”

Between 80 and 100 people were part of the protest.

“The protest traveled on the roadways blocking motorists who have the right of way. John Sullivan blocked vehicles from freely moving lawfully. During the course of the protest, two handguns were brandished and two shots fired toward a motorist traveling to Home Depot. Vehicles were damaged by protestors as well as by John Sullivan,” the affidavit states.

“As a protest organizer John Sullivan is heard and seen as he is promoting protesters to block roadways, keeping motorists from traveling lawfully and freely.”

Sullivan was also captured on video threatening to beat a woman in an SUV, according to the affidavit, and then kicking her door, leaving a dent.

John Earl Sullivan was one of the organizers of that “event” – he is dangerous, and the Secret Service, and FBI need to have a sit-down talk with him. In handcuffs. With a high bail amount. A direct threat against the President of the United States should NOT go unpunished.

1-Year-Old Pa. Boy Was Sleeping When Bullet from Crossfire Entered His Home and Killed Him

Police say the bullet burst through a window and then two walls before striking the baby in the head inside the residence

A 1-year-old boy died after an errant bullet from a street shootout burst through a window and then two walls before hitting the child in the head as he lay sleeping inside a Pennsylvania residence, police said.

“Zykier Young should not be dead,” said Pittsburgh police Chief Scott Schubert, reports the Post-Gazette. “And my heart breaks for the family. I can’t even imagine what they’re going through today with the loss of their child. It’s senseless.”

Officers responded to several 911 calls about multiple shots fired just after 6 p.m. Monday on Rhine Place in the Spring Hill community, police said in a news release.

After they arrived, officers were pointed toward the residence where they found the injured child, and as a sergeant drove the victim to the hospital, two other officers held the baby in the backseat while trying to control the bleeding.

The child reached the hospital in critical condition, and later was pronounced dead.

“Words cannot explain our grief at this moment,” the child’s family said in a statement delivered through a spokesperson to Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA.

Zykier Young, at left
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Neither the family nor the child appeared to be targeted in the shooting, which evolved from the motivation “to enact violence on another,” Cmdr. Victor Joseph said, according to the Post-Gazette.

Police have surveillance video and ballistics evidence, along with a description of at least one possible suspect, but no arrests in what Joseph described as a “very active investigation.”

The death “really tugs on the emotional heartstrings of everybody, and if people can’t rally around and support this investigation and give information here — this is a baby,” he said. “This is an innocent, innocent baby.”

“There were numerous witnesses out there … and we need their help,” he said.

“Didn’t get a chance to grow up in the love of a family that was full of love,” Dorothy Stubbs, the pastor of New Evangelistic Ministries, said Wednesday at a gathering to support the child’s mother and grandparents, where white balloons were released to commemorate the boy’s first birthday, reports KDKA.

“An athlete that didn’t get to be on the field, a scholar that didn’t even get a chance to pick up a book,” added Andrew Dent, the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church.

Anyone with information may call CrimeStoppers at 412-473-1280.

Kamala Harris: “We Must Keep Fighting to Defend” Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth

Americans are responding with outrage to Kamala Harris’s radical pro-abortion policies.

A U.S. senator from California and Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, Harris has opposed legislation to protect late-term unborn babies from abortion and newborns from infanticide. Her voting record is 100-percent pro-abortion.

This week, parents raised awareness about one of Harris’s infamous abortion votes by sharing images of their babies, born and unborn, on Twitter, The Federalist reports.

In 2018, Harris was a vocal opponent of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain.

“We must keep fighting to defend and expand on the progress made for women’s rights and reproductive health, not pass a 20-week abortion ban,” Harris wrote on Twitter at the time.

Her tweet gained renewed attention last week after Harris accepted the Democrat vice presidential nomination. Parents responded with concern and horror at her refusal to grant basic human rights even to late-term unborn babies.

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“This is my baby born 21 wks from conception,” one woman wrote, sharing a photo of her premature daughter. “She’s 2 wks old here. Babies have a heartbeat at 3 wks.”

Another commenter brought up how the most common abortion procedure at 20 weeks involves dismembering the unborn baby by tearing them limb from limb, often while their heart is still beating.

“My daughter is 20 weeks pregnant,” the woman wrote. “She has a belly and her belly button is popping out. She feels her child moving. She has a BABY, fully formed and human inside her. Her baby is 7 inches long and weighs 1/2 pound. How could any human being have a 20 week baby pulled apart!”

“This is a 20 week old baby,” another person wrote, sharing images of an unborn baby playing with its hands and feet. “God help us for what we’ve become.”

Mothers and fathers also shared ultrasound images of their unborn babies. One, sharing the black-and-white ultrasound of her son at 19 weeks and 5 days, wrote: “This is my son! My son is now 21months old and an amazing human being! Stop advocating for murder!”

“Here’s my son at 19 weeks, I started feeling him kick at 18 weeks and heard his heartbeat for the first time at 10 weeks. His life is important. All lives are important,” another mother wrote, sharing an ultrasound image of her son.

Harris’s position is barbaric, and Americans know it. Polls consistently show that most Americans support protections for unborn babies at later stages of pregnancy. By 20 weeks, unborn babies are nearly fully formed and capable of feeling intense pain. They also are very close to viability. The youngest recorded premature baby to survive was born at 21 weeks, zero days gestation in 2019 in Georgia.

In most states, however, unborn babies may be legally aborted for any reason at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. Some states have no time limits on abortion whatsoever, and abortion facilities in Colorado and New Mexico openly advertise late-term abortions on viable unborn babies in the third trimester.

The United States’ abortion laws are among the worst in the world. The infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Biden and Harris support Roe v. Wade and want to expand it. If elected, they said they would “codify” the abortion case into federal law and force taxpayers to directly fund abortions by ending the Hyde Amendment.

Every year, nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted in America. If Biden and Harris win the White House in November, that number surely will grow.

R. Kelly ‘attacked’ in jail; attorney pushes for his release: ‘The government can’t ensure his safety’

‘Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago’

R. Kelly was the target of an attack by another inmate while in federal lockup, according to his attorney.

In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said: “Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured.”

Greenberg went on to say Kelly should be released, stating that the 53-year-old’s safety is in question.

“Regardless, it is time to release Mr. Kelly,” Greenberg’s statement continued. “The government cannot ensure his safety, and they

Jacob Blake Admitted He Had A Knife in Driver’s Side Floorboard of his SUV

Jacob Blake had a knife inside his SUV when he was shot seven times by a Wisconsin police officer as he opened the SUV’s door, officials said Wednesday.

The Wisconsin DOJ is investigating the shooting of Blake on Sunday that has brought violent protests in the city.

Officials additionally said Blake admitted to having the knife, but it’s unclear exactly when he made that admission.

The shooting came about when cops responded to a call from a woman who said her boyfriend showed up at her home, although he wasn’t supposed to be there.  He had warrants out for him, and allegedly had a protection order against him.

When police, who knew he had arrest warrants, went to arrest Blake, the confrontation began, leading police to first deploy a taser that was not effective, officials said.

After Blake resisted arrest he walked around his SUV toward the driver’s side door with two officers following him with weapons drawn, video of the shooting shows.

One of the officers, now identified as Rusten Sheskey, grabbed Blake by his shirt after he opened the car door and fired seven bullets into Blake’s back.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul declined to elaborate on preliminary particulars or on when the knife was recovered.

In the press release issued by the Wisconsin DOJ, they are saying Blake’s knife admission was made “during the investigation following the initial incident.”

A reporter asked Kaul if that meant Blake said he had the weapon after the tasing attempt, however, the AG never answered.

“As the release stated, he acknowledged he had a knife in his possession at some point,” Kaul said.

All the officers involved Sunday have been placed on administrative leave.

Officials additionally noted Wednesday that the Kenosha Police Department does not have body cameras.