Press release from Hokutou-ko Daily:
We are honoured to report the Democratic People's Republic of Japan has achieved the means to build and maintain nuclear weapons. The DPRJ is ensuring all the nations around the South Pacific that these weapons will only be used in peaceful ways and as a detergent to imperialist forces who threaten not only ours, but every way of life which is not build on greed and the accumulation of wealth.
The era of greed and exploitation is over, the time of returning the power to the workers of the world is upon us!
I was thinking about El NiŮo and La NiŮa and just realized that whenever they happen in the Weryalachiressaraxiatopia Earth Map they get much more severe because of the weekly typhoon which also gets more severer because of them. When one happens, the typhoon takes advantage of it and then get more powerful in either windspeed or size, El NiŮo causes a size increase because the ocean surface heat helps build more clouds, as wells as a lower windspeed due to the weak trade winds. But then the heat does something, when the typhoon starts to end, it squirts out the heat everywhere and keeps some in the area, so the heat can go into other storms and boost their severity for a while. But La NiŮa causes the typhoon to speed up windspeed because of the trade winds are more powerful, although it'll be a bit smaller, but while the heat is there some other heat looking for space kicks it out. It then goes to a jet stream or storm and makes it more warm, or just goes back in, and when the typhoon ends almost all the heat is squirted out like a fast supernova.
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Year 18 | 16 February 2021
PM-ELECT GLEN RHODES ASKED TO DECLASSIFY AREA 87 FILES
Gale Weathers | News Editor
A campaign is underway that calls on Prime Minister-Elect Glen Rhodes to declassify all files related to Area 87, a Special Forces installation that is long rumoured to contain extrapacifican technology and specimens.
Mr Rhodes, a former special agent at the Regional Bureau of Investigation (RBI), had an extended assignment at the Y-Files Division, tasked with investigating cases of an unexplained nature. In this capacity Mr Rhodes was involved in several cases related to Area 87 and what many consider to be a conspiracy at the highest levels of government to conceal the existence of extrapacifican intelligent life. Recently declassified files confirm that Mr Rhodes attempted several times to access Area 87 and was once arrested for breaching into a sensitive building within the installation, though he was subsequently released.
There is now an online petition called #OpenArea87 that calls on the Prime Minister-Elect to declassify all files on Area 87 and tell the public the truth about extrapacifican life. The petition had obtained 53,000 signatures at the time of publication. This paper asked the Special Forces for comment on Area 87, but only received a standard response that "the Special Forces cannot confirm nor deny the existence of classified facilities".
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As a soldier in the Special Forces, I will state that we will neither confirm nor deny the housing of extrapacifican life in Area 87. If any civilian even attempts to step foot on the military base, we will fire at you without warning.
Hot blade as to sear the flesh as it cuts. Start at the feet; no vital organs down there.
I'm so very sorry to hear the bad news :P
Sorry. Thats my fault. Ya see, I love me some snow, and, well, we aint had much the last few winters...
Oh boo, but then whereís the fun of being drenched in blood? The refreshing warmth of life as it coats your skin is simply delicious. And then the pyre, and the fire, and it is as if they have died anew. Oh, oh, and I feel myself rising with them in that trail of ash into the sky, my soul lifting higher into completion . . . but no. They are gone. I am still here.
There are yet more victims to torment.
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