Cannot trust today’s Silicon Valley titans or VCs either, none of them.

Cannot trust today’s Silicon Valley titans or VCs either, none of them.

⤺ reposted by @GracjaPatrycja from Such unbelievable arrogance. I think they have grossly overestimated their own self-importance and impermeability.

Oh interesting. Didn’t know he was against Trump. He tends to go conservative so this is very surprising.

This documentary shows how bad things have gotten in SV.

Azazel News #Recap 10/2/2020

  1. US military eyes nuclear thermal rocket for missions in Earth-moon space. DARPA awarded a $14 million task order to help make it happen.

  2. Don’t miss Mars and the nearly full moon huddling together in tonight’s sky. The nearly-full moon and Mars, then Venus and the bright star Regulus, will pair up on the night of Oct. 2, 2020.

  3. Satellite images show China’s camouflage and deception tactics. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has been using red tarpaulins over their tents and other equipment in Eastern Ladakh to indicate control over the area, especially in Pangong Tso and Galwan.

  4. Report backs NASA exploration efforts as response to Chinese space program. A new report used the growth of China’s space program to argue for continued support of NASA’s own exploration ambitions.

  5. Ben Norton: “The US military is doing simulated island assault exercises while its soldiers wear patches showing a drone over a red silhouette of China. This is a blatant threat of war on China. Example number 281,255,387 of how the US is the aggressor, not China.”

  6. CCP now implementing a planned China army draft of soldiers to increase war footing? How many will this bring into the army? [Indicates an October 1 date. Draft in China.]

  7. Jennifer Zeng: Yesterday, Sichuan provincial government in China sent a text message to encourage people to stock up food, asking restaurants, catering enterprises & households to store a “certain amount of food according to demand”. Is food crisis nearer?”

  8. ISCResearch: “The capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert is on fire due to heavy artillery shelling by Azerbaijan|i armed forces Heavy casualties have been reported and massive damage on civilian as well official buildings.”

  9. Hurricane Marie now a violent storm, Dvorak gives a high-end Category 4. Hurricane Marie have strengthened significantly over the past 12 to 24 hours. A rapid intensification brought Marie to a very powerful Category 4 strength.

  10. Zero Hedge: Biden - a catalyst to accelerate US decline? “The Chinese understand the long game and they have infinite patience. They have always known that they never needed to attack the US, financially or militarily. Because China has invariably understood that the US would self-destruct.” Guaranteed that Biden’s policies will bankrupt America much faster than Trump’s… profligate democrats will forgive trillions of debt, increase spending, reduce taxes for the masses… The Chinese have waited patiently for this moment.

  11. Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (FL-03), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Asia Subcommittee, announced the introduction of the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act, which would clarify and strengthen the commitment of the United States to defend Taiwan in the event of an armed attack.

  12. Paying ransomware demands could land you in hot water with the feds. Advisory applies not just to victims but also to security and finance firms they hire.

  13. Zero Hedge: Migrant Caravan “Blows Through Guatemalan Border” Towards US. Will the migrant caravan at the US southern border by the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential elections? Around 1,000 migrants began walking Wednesday from northern Honduras toward the Guatemala border, hoping to reach the United States for better living conditions as coronavirus paralyzed Central America’s economy. By Thursday, Al Jazeera reports, the caravan of migrants “had crossed the border from Honduras without proper documentation on their path to the U.S.” Guatemalan authorities are reporting at least 1,000 people had crossed the border from Honduras late this week.

  14. Guantanamo Bay ordered to prepare for ‘high-level’ American prisoners. President Trump preparing to send high-ranking US citizens to detention camp.

  15. Virus Surges In 11 NYC Neighborhoods As City Threatens Business Closures. Escalating his battle with the mayor, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday said state health officials may fine New York City for failing to enforce the state’s public health rules.

  16. NOAA Satellites: “This Friday morning, The GOES East satellite is watching two tropical disturbances in the Caribbean Sea. The first, closest to Central America, appears to be strengthening and may become a tropical depression or storm later today or tomorrow.”

  17. ‘It’s been a long time since we’ve seen something like this’; meteor that lit up Pittsburgh skies was seen in 15 states. When the skies above Pittsburgh lit up early Wednesday morning, social media was abuzz trying to figure out what it was or what had just happened.

  18. SpaceX is providing satellite internet service to towns hit by wildfires. As SpaceX prepares to begin beta trials for Starlink, the service is already being put to use for residents in two Washington state towns hit by the wildfires.

  19. Data traveling through space could become priority target for cybercriminals. As more commercial companies launch satellites into orbit, hackers could prey on these devices just like they did with the IoT.

  20. Warehouses face storage shortage as imports boom. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach had record imports in August. Meanwhile, warehouse rents increased by 10%.

  21. How one man is helping home schooled kids deal with a COVID-19 desk shortage. It’s not just toilet paper and Clorox that have become harder to find these days.

  22. 911 system goes down across the country: was this a test?There are more than simple “war games” and simulations taking place right now. What possibly amounts to real-world simulations, attributed to systems outages, have recently developed across the country.

  23. Memory sticks used to program Philly’s voting machines were stolen from elections warehouse. The discovery set off a scramble to ensure voting machines had not been compromised and to contain the fallout. City officials said the theft would not disrupt the election.

  24. Synthetic pathways turn plants into biofactories for new molecules. Plants can produce a wide range of molecules, many of which help them fight off harmful pests and pathogens. Biologists have harnessed this ability to produce many molecules important for human health.

  25. Pandemic To Push Millions To Poverty: World Bank. Poverty in East Asia and the Pacific could increase this year for the first time since 1967, the World Bank stated in a new report.

  26. ’Digital chemistry’ breakthrough turns words into molecules. A new system capable of automatically turning words into molecules on demand will open up the digitization of chemistry, scientists say.

  27. Newly created mutant enzyme hybrid is six times better at devouring plastic. Some soil microbes adept at recycling plants have developed a taste for plastic. A few years ago, while fiddling with one of these highly adapted organisms, scientists accidentally created a mutant enzyme, capable of devouring 20 percent more plastic than its natural counterpart.

  28. Ecological power storage battery made of vanillin. Researchers at TU Graz have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.

  29. New technique could lead to rewritable memory devices and low-power electronics. A research team led by Alex Zettl, senior faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and professor of physics at UC Berkeley, has developed a new technique for fabricating tiny circuits.

  30. Russia just released footage of a brand new combat exoskeleton in action. Russian state-owned defense corporation Rostec has released footage of a brand-new combat exoskeleton for assault operations in action. The video footage, published by Rostec on Monday, shows a Russian service member wielding firearms, climbing stairs, and rucking through wooded terrain while wearing the defense giant’s new ‘Shturmovik’ — or ‘Stormer’ — exoskeleton: “The exoskeleton is hidden beneath the clothes and gear. It does not hinder the soldier’s movements, but on the contrary, eases the strain on the locomotor system,” the video explains, according to Russian news agency TASS.

  31. Poll proves national media push to legitimize violence is working. “Roughly one-third of the public believe “it is justified for [my political party] to use violence in advancing political goals.” A whopping 26 percent of those who self-identify as “very liberal” believe there is a “great deal” of justification to commit political violence if Joe Biden loses. Only 16 percent of those who identify as ‘very conservative’ said the same about a Trump loss, a number that is still disturbingly high. This YouGov poll of 5,900 respondents, with a 1.5 to three point margin of error, found 36 percent of Republicans and 33 percent of Democrats believe political violence — which is terrorism — is at least ‘a little or more’ justified. ‘In September, 44 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats said there would be at least ‘a little’ justification for violence if the other party’s nominee wins the election,’ the poll found. ‘Those figures are both up from June, when 35 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of Democrats expressed the same sentiment.’ Just three years ago, in this same poll, only eight percent in each party expressed that sentiment. So over three years, this number has essentially quadrupled."

  32. The Wages of Woke. Dr. Robin DiAngelo, the bestselling author of White Fragility, claims to believe in accountability. DiAngelo used to list the “racial justice” organizations she donates to as part of her extensive “accountability statement,” including a monthly “land rent” paid to the Native American tribe which used to occupy Seattle. [More Woke Liberal Nonsense about white people getting rich off of telling other white people what to do and how to apologize to black people to make themselves feel better about the the feels they’ve never felt and rights they never knew they had until someone else was wronged. I think I got that right.]

  33. The mysterious luminescence phenomena of earthquake lightning. Were you aware that earthquakes are sometimes associated with luminescence, called earthquake lightning? This phenomenon had been documented throughout history, such as between 1965 and 1967, the Matsushiro earthquake swarm caused the surrounding mountain to flicker with light multiple times. In 1993 when an earthquake caused a tsunami off the coast in Southwest Hokkaido which caused 5 boats resting at shore to instantly ignite and burn. Various models have been proposed to explain earthquake lightnings, and it seems as though various factors contribute to such light emissions. Professor Emeritus Yuji Enomoto of Shinshu University, first author of the study “Laboratory investigation of earthquake lightning due to landslide,” does not think these incidents can be explained in a unified way using a single model.

  34. If you go to the southwest desert and catch 100 red fire ants, as well as, 100 large black ants and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground, the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other. The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today.
    Liberal vs Conservative
    Black vs White
    Pro Mask vs Anti Mask
    Vax vs Anti Vaxx
    Rich vs Poor
    Man vs Woman
    Cop vs Citizen
    Healthy vs Sick
    Young vs Elderly
    Science vs Fear
    The real question we need to be asking ourselves is who’s shaking the jar and why?

  35. /pol/ - US ABOUT TO GET NUKED - Politically Incorrect - 4chan. US ABOUT TO GET NUKED - “/pol/ - Politically Incorrect” is 4chan’s board for discussing and debating politics and current events. [Well I made 4chan again. They archived the thread. I wonder why. They are calling project blue beans.

  36. The federal reserve is going to stop printing new bills. [It seems like that decision was already made in advance.]

  37. When gathering your prepper supplies, everyone be sure to pick up some Guaifenesin tablets or syrup. This is the active expectorant ingredient in Robitussin and Mucinex, and can be purchased at any pharmacy without a prescription. (Generic is fine as long as it’s sold by a reputable retailer, the name brands cost a fortune.) Not just as a precaution in the case of contracting COVID-19, but this is a vital first line of defense medication for ANY respiratory virus that a person can be exposed to at any given time in the year, but more so in the winter months. If you or a loved one in your household has a history of Asthma, bronchitis, COPD or ANY condition which causes lung damage or airway restrictions, this medication can be the difference between life and death. It helps to prevent a build up of fluid and mucous in lungs that can lead to that feeling of “drowning” and inhibit oxygen getting into the lungs. It thins the mucous so that a cough is productive and produces phlegm/mucous. If you see phlegm it is a good thing! Inability to cough up phlegm is when you start to find yourself in dangerous territories which can quickly turn into pneumonia if left untreated. This is a very safe medication with little to no warnings or drug interactions. Some healthcare practitioners even recommend it as a low budget fertility treatment in women having difficulty conceiving, but who are still ovulating and have a healthy and working reproductive system, the reason being is that this drug can thin the mucous membrane barrier surrounding an egg, making it easier for it to be fertilized by a sperm. So remember, buy Guaifenesin now, enough for you and your household, because once cold and flu season hits, you will not be able to find it on store shelves! (While everyone was searching for toilet paper last spring, I was searching for Guaifenesin!)

  38. Be Ida. 15 years old in Sweden raped by 2 refugees. Formulates plan for revenge, executes plan at 16. Created a fake Instagram account. Used Instagram account to flirt with the rapists. Lured rapists to dark street. Stabbed 1 rapist. Now 17 and being charged as an adult for attempted murder. Ida about the knife attack on the rapist: "Either I die or they die.” If a criminal is in jail, and he gets hurt, can he sue the state? Absolutely. Can you sue the police for being unable or unwilling to stop or punish crime? No. [Translated Source. More and more in this world it appears that police exist to protect criminals from victims. Grooming gangs are a serious problem in several European countries, and especially Sweden. Police are afraid to act against them. Sickening. Never give up your guns.]

  39. Translation: “The Chinese people held banners to celebrate Trump’s infection with the Wuhan pneumonia virus. At the same time, the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China (CCP) is bringing a rhythm to celebrate Trump’s infection of public opinion. This reminds me of the 9/11 incident in the United States and the Chinese people celebrating the whole country.” [In China, anything can be changed to suit the CCP. Rewriting history is not enough, now they are even changing Jesus’ words. I see we’re on the same page right now. I didn’t see this before I posted this article on US students thinking violent censorship is just dandy.]

  40. Translation: “On October 2, a man fell from a hot air balloon in the Zhuzhou hot air balloon flight camp. The rescue failed and eventually died. The staff of the flight club: Nothing serious.”

  41. Translation: “Big traffic jam in Guangdong Province, usually 6 hours away, more than 20 hours have not arrived, really speechless.”

  42. Translation: “Is the Republican Party having a virus party? The Utah senator who hugged at the sight of people was diagnosed with the new crown virus today and will be isolated. If a few more Republican senators are infected, the judge will not be able to confirm it.”

  43. Translation: “During the holidays, there are many people and cars, highway servers are overcrowded, toilets are full, and men and women are not separated.”

  44. Translation: “Once back to China, I feel that 100 yuan does not go as far. Then you can experience how much you can buy for 20 dollars in America.” [Chinese American, showing mainlanders how far the dollar stretches in America. WE ARE TRULY BLESSED.]

  45. Twitter warning: Will suspend user accounts that publicly post hoping that others will die. The news of President Trump suffering from COVID-19 has recently made headlines in the global media. Although most people hope that he will recover soon, some people publicly expressed on Twitter that he would die of the disease. As you might imagine, “this violates Twitter’s rules,” the company made it clear. In other words, you cannot say on Twitter that you want Trump to die of COVID-19.

  46. Surprising percentage of college students find violent censorship ‘acceptable’ to some degree. The poll measured various elements of free speech on 55 campuses across the country.

  47. Zero Hedge: “Business leaders who reject woke culture to be ‘first people lined up against the wall and shot in revolution’: Ex-Twitter CEO: “I’ll happily provide video commentary."

  48. Federal health advisors assume four coronavirus vaccine trials backed by U.S. will likely fail. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a draft report that lays out a plan for distributing a coronavirus vaccine if one is approved. Doubts greet $1.2 billion bet by United States on a coronavirus vaccine by October. Operation Warp Speed’s funding of AstraZeneca is intended to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by October, although some call that timeline unrealistic. Special Report: Countries, companies risk billions in race for coronavirus vaccine. In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of success. COVID-19 vaccine in 2020 highly unlikely, experts caution. Speculation that a vaccine for COVID-19 might be widely available by the end of this year is overly optimistic, three Duke experts said Wednesday. If we can’t develop a COVID-19 vaccine, is there a ‘plan B’ for the economy? Policymakers need to focus more attention on formulating a plan B with programs designed to transition the economy so it can continue grow and prosper should we fail to develop an effective coronavirus vaccine.[And now for Covid-19 and the supposed vaccine. Prediction markets saying 45% chance of the FDA even approving one in the next 18 months. 44% chance of longer or never. Try to fully grasp what it means, if the reality is that the answer is never. Vaccine is coming never. What’s going to happen, when much of the country, especially the cities, with their sizable lower-class populations that are nearly all jobless now — are too paralyzed with fear to reopen and bring those jobs back. Waiting on a vaccine to come? But they slowly begin to realize that a vaccine is coming about as quickly as the Spanish flu vaccine came = never. What’s going to happen as reality slowly hits — and the vast majority of the country is nowhere near herd immunity? You may ask, what about Sputnik vaccine and all the other vaccines? Do you really believe that news? About as legit as the thousands of companies that have promised that they’ve just about solved nuclear fusion power plants — for the past 6 decades. Consider that the government has openly and clearly said that they’re happy to throw billions, if not trillions, at many vaccines that will fail. All these bullshit vaccines are going to fail. Big pharma is being paid billions simply to persuade the world that they have a viable vaccine candidate — even if they know very well that their approach is a guaranteed failure, they get the money no matter how badly it fails — and that’s exactly what they’re doing. Paid billions to lie, and big pharma is more than happy to. So what happens when reality slowly hits, lower-class unemployment continues to explode, but the cities are too paralyzed to risk losing even a fraction of a percent of their population, all while everyone can plainly see the richest getting even richer? What happens, where there are 9 societies who will do almost anything to avoid even 1% of their population dying, but there’s also 1 society who will happily lose 5% of their population for the chance at invading and economically enslaving the others? Dark times ahead, when reality slowly begins to hit. They’ve been trying since I think 2003 to make vaccines for coronaviruses and every one has failed. If it was so easy to pump out a vaccine on demand, don’t you think someone would have made one for HIV by now? They have only been trying for nearly 4 decades. Indeed. Few even willing to consider what this means, what happens if the vaccine never comes, and we’re nowhere near herd immunity. It’s nearly impossible to create vaccine for any virus. Viruses are mutating all the time. Working vaccine need to be updated to face new mutations. It’s impossible because no one is able to predict how the mutation will look like.]

  49. This tweet about lining up and shooting those who refuse to bend to the will of the woke, was written in response to a crypto company announcing that they won’t be used for the woke cause. Theil was right: “Crypto is Libertarian, AI is Communist.” Cannot trust today’s Silicon Valley titans or VCs either, none of them. Why? Well, these 2 back-to-back tweets show exactly why. Today’s SV titans are heavily invested in the big tech monopolies. The D / woke side has made it clear that they will protect the big tech monopolies and the woke, fitting with the rest of their pro-big-government pro-big business philosophy. The R side has made it clear that they want to destroy the big tech monopolies, aligning with the rest of their pro-small government anti-big-tech philosophy. Today’s SV thought leaders are happy to destroy society, small businesses, meritocracy, and anything else -> all to protect against the imminent threat of the killing of the big tech monopolies, which they’re all heavily invested in now. Destruction of the big tech monopolies & legit crypto tech, is the only way out. They might claim that they’re investing so much money into backing the D / Woke side, for some humanitarian reasons — obvious nonsense, if you’re familiar with these people. 100% to protect the big tech monopolies that they’re heavily invested in now.

  50. Rick Moranis attack part of trend de Blasio can’t, or won’t, solve. “Ghostbusters” star Rick Moranis, 67, got clocked by a passerby in an “I :heart: NY” sweatshirt who punched him in the head without warning. Moranis, stunned, found himself picking himself. Rick Moranis, the actor best known for movies such as ‘‘Ghostbusters’’ and ‘‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids,’’ was suddenly sucker-punched Friday as he walked down a New York City street in Manhattan, video shows. [But Jerry Seinfeld promised us that the city is totally fine. Comedian responded to ‘some putz on LinkedIn’ who wrote city is ‘completely dead’ due to shutdown with New York Times op-ed. Yeah well, this is why Rick Moranis gets sucker punched in the head in NYC and Jerry Seinfeld does not. Moranis has been an outspoken critic of the kind of socialized medicine everyone here praises Canada for having, despite most people in the US never having had any first-hand experience with it. He has also criticized the US government’s overreliance on foreign goods and manufacturing in past administrations. Moranis also left Hollywood at the height of his career to be a single father to his children after his wife tragically passed away from breast cancer. He is certainly worlds apart from the typical narcissistic tendencies of the ego-driven Hollywood Elites who have elected to designate themselves as the moral compass of an out-of-touch and “oppressive” nation.]

  51. Irina Slavina set herself on fire in front of Ministry of Internal Affairs in Nizhny Novgorod, and died today, Oct 02 2020. Few hours passed and her website is down. It has been operational since 2015. Yesterday Irina Slavina, who set herself on fire at the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Nizhny Novgorod, was searched for in the case of Open Russia. According to the journalist, all electronic devices were taken from her. “Today at 6:00 am 12 people entered my apartment with a gas cutter and a crowbar: employees of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, police, Special Rapid Response Unit, attesting witnesses. The husband opened the door. I, being naked, had to dress myself under the supervision of a lady I did not know. A search was carried out. I wasn’t allowed to call the lawyer. They were looking for brochures, leaflets, accounts of Open Russia, possibly an icon with the face of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. I have none of this. But they took what they found - all the flash drives, my laptop, daughter’s laptop, computer, phones - not only mine, but also my husband’s - a bunch of notebooks on which I scribbled during press conferences. I was left without means of production. I’m fine. But May suffered a lot. He was not allowed to be taken outside until 10:30”. Passers-by and Interior Ministry officers tried to put out the flame. According to eyewitnesses, the flame broke out very quickly and the woman could not be saved. [She died around 4pm and i checked 7pm the site was already down. Screenshot from wayback machine. As for a journalist that set herself on fire, it’s outrageous that her website is down right after her death - just a few hours passed - so maybe she dug too deep into something. We will never know.

  52. House debates condemning QAnon. The House debated a measure condemning the QAnon group and its conspiracy theories. This comes after some members of Congress have received death threats from followers of QAnon. [Glad our government has officially condemned “QANON.” Will the riots will stop? Is this gonna stop buildings from being burned, stores from being looted, and government buildings from being vandalized? Wanna know what Qanon has that Antifa does not? GUNS. And lots of them. As well as law enforcement support.

  53. Vladimir Putin has hardly left his Moscow residence since spring. Out of self-isolation, he rules the country. The independent newspaper “Projekt” reports, citing several sources from the Putin circle, that all visitors have to go into a strict two-week quarantine before they are allowed to face the Kremlin chief. [How is it that the Russians have better safety/security protocols than us?]

  54. Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to Trump, saying he ‘sincerely hopes’ that he and his wife will recover as soon as possible. [Remember what I said, Kim is just a big kid who got a shitty deal. His big brother the same one who introduced him to Western Culture messed up by trying to get into Disneyland in Tokyo. He never wanted to be the Supreme Leader. He speaks perfect english, loves Reese’s Pieces and NBA JAMS on Genesis.

  55. 11 positive coronavirus tests traced to presidential debate, Cleveland officials say. The city’s announcement came shortly after the Cleveland Clinic said there was a “low risk of exposure to” debate attendees.

  56. White House SCOTUS announcement is suspected as Covid super-spreader event as video shows infected senator hugging attendees. Could Saturday’s Rose Garden event be the key to tracking spread?

  57. NPR Politics: “JUST IN: Kellyanne Conway, longtime adviser to President Trump who left the White House in late August, has tested positive for the coronavirus.”

  58. Journalists who work at the White House are testing positive for Covid-19. A widening coronavirus outbreak at the White House has left members of the media scrambling to find out if they, too, are infected.

  59. Donald Trump tests positive for COVID - and America’s nuclear doomsday planes launch controversy. President Donald Trump tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday morning. Shortly before the news broke, the U.S. Navy’s doomsday planes launched on both American coasts. Flight of Boeing E-6B Mercurys amid Trump’s coronavirus announcement ‘purely coincidental’: Strategic Command. Two Boeing E-6B Mercury planes were detected flying along both coasts of the U.S. mainland early Friday, around the time President Trump announced he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with Covid. ‘Doomsday planes’ mobilize in Washington. America’s doomsday planes are in the air following news that the nation’s commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump, has COVID-19. Vice President Mike Pence, second lady test negative for coronavirus. Spokesman Devin O’Malley says Vice President Pence “remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.” White House doctor: Trump received experimental antibody cocktail, remains ‘fatigued’ after COVID-19 diagnosis. On Friday, Trump’s physician released a health update on the president. “Following the PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure, he received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail,” the report read. In addition, the president has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and daily aspirin, according to the report. President Donald Trump has developed a low-grade fever, nasal congestion and a cough, according to people close to him. POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS: Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Trump adviser Hope Hicks, GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel, U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Matt Blaze: “Press helicopters converging on Walter Reed (which is outside stricter flight restrictions that apply within DC proper).” President Trump has received Regeneron’s antibody cocktail, the White House says. Marine one arrives at White House to escort Trump to Walter Reed National Military Hospital. Aaron Rupar: “Here’s the video of Trump leaving the White House and boarding Marine One to head to Walter Reed hospital. He did not talk to reporters.” Donald J. Trump: “Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”

  60. [A high number of unusual activity is currently going on, and I don’t know if it’s war or ELE related. I don’t understand the letters or anything, but they are going off one after the other. Don’t focus on that. Focus on why the system was set up in the first place. And the high volume of traffic after POTUS is under quarantine. Focus on the number of flights going in and out of Area 51 at unusual hours and the number of DOOMSDAY PLANES in the Air after the announcement. Focus on the fact that Chinese preppers released a manual on how to survive The First Wave and that supposedly a mobilization of 35 to 45 year olds is happening as we speak in China. When I mean focus I mean connect the dots. Without the Chiper no one will understand the letters. Right. I realized after I posted they were coded. I have connected the dots now. Welcome to October. Have we any confirmation that the draft is happening. They were supposed to show up yesterday. Also connected the dot of China showing civilians how to get to bunkers back in I think May or June. It looks like COG kicked in and they brought Pence to Mount Weather. The craptastic part of hunting this down on Twitter is all the normies yapping about the freaking TV show. Hard to sift. Luckily I’ve seen it so I can tell the tweets apart. Is it safe to assume the president is in a bunker for next two weeks in case of nuclear attack or ELE? The HFGCS going crazy… would that be more war engagement related or ELE. ELE as in asteroid not nuke. I don’t know. It’s getting hard to see the where the planes start and where the US ends on these maps. Pretty much all of them flying atm. Today should drill in the importance of having a Bug-Out Bag ready and SHTF plans as well as multiple pantry and stashes of food. Looks like they were looking for something.

Can you elaborate as to what’s going on here for anyone of us in the dark? Sweeping for radiological biological or tactical weapons. Janet taking off now. I don’t think POTUS and FLOTUS are sick. They went dark the day of the debate. If POTUS knew he was sick, he’d have canceled the debate. The timing adds up to Covid being a good cover story to move POTUS and FLOTUS. Those planes were active well before the Covid announcement. We all know that. They’re expecting something else. Even if it was so why would they declare it so publicly. Exactly. Not a good move to show weakness in today’s climate. Don’t we have a history of our presidents hiding their illness from the world? Agreed. This is the best line of reason I’ve heard. Exactly. It would play against their electoral interests to admit they got infected. Trump is going to Walter Reed Hospital. That explains the Helicopters circling Walter Reed. Somebody needs to ask why he is not being treated with HCQ and symbicort if they give him the regeneron then why not the other two now too… serious question and urgent. Or who knows - maybe it’s all a decoy. Seriously. Look at this. Aleph X has been tracking EAMs all summer long. Look at the uptick in activity. It’s unprecedented. First I’ve heard of symbicort with the protocol though. Prednisone or dexamethasone and zinc/vitamin D and C with Hydroxychloroquine and Doxycycline seem to be the go-to protocol. Symbicort or a similar med like Advair would be used if there was ongoing lung damage or airway restriction. Odd. Correct. It’s to keep the lungs open *(its a steroid). But this is the new protocol that has been working. Either way, things are about to get a whole lot weirder. That’s the reason I was curious about it. I’ve used both medications in the past and keep backups of both on hand. (Although they shouldn’t be used together.) But if any sort of respiratory viral illness outside of chronic breathing troubles (Asthma, COPD, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary fibrosis, etc) occurs, then the need for oral steroids is almost immediate to keep bronchitis or pneumonia from occurring. Antibiotics are almost secondary, but often needed in conjunction. So many physicians are terrified to prescribe either one these days because they have been over-prescribed in the past. As always, common sense and prevention does not seem to have much bearing in medical decision making these days, unless big profits are to be made. If I was smarter I would be extremely fearful right now. I am thinking that the last damn place he needs to be is in a hospital right now. So many risks and uncontrolled variables - germs, sanitation, medication administration, equipment reliability, not to mention the risk of some deranged individual on staff wanting to take him out and blame it on “pre-existing condition”. My thoughts on Walter Reed. …They’re bringing him in there to sneak him back out. I think they’re making a big show out of bringing him there so no one will question it. That would explain why the helos are doing loops around WR. It’s for show… I mean I’m paranoid about going to a hospital and the fate of the free world doesn’t rest on my shoulders. If I croak I’m just one less loudmouth to censor on social media. But the hospitalization of a world leader or high level politician this close to one of the most divided and hostile elections in US history? That’s almost got a “tempting fate” ring to it. It still seems so risky to me. Well he doesn’t seem to be moving in a manner that would indicate extreme breathing difficulties or excessive lethargy. I know all too well that looks can be deceiving when it comes to medical concerns. But at least he’s not being in wheeled in on a stretcher. I really need one of those “Make Orwell Fiction Again” t-shirts. Phew! And when it all dies down a bit I can get back to re-cataloging my ‘Science Fiction’ collection to ‘Documentaries’. The old, Going to Hospital, Bunker switcharoo. "Make Switcheroos A Distraction Again.” Too stiff! He’s lying. He doesn’t look sick, he looks concerned.

Another thing that’s odd is they allowed the Helicopters circle Walter Reed knowing the President was headed there. This is a major Air Space Violation which to me reads like it was Misdirection - if he truly was on the way to Walter Reed, Secret Service would have told them BEAT IT GET THE FUCK OUT - not let news helicopters circle. Exactly, and later on, perhaps, announce he is there if that’ll suit any specific purpose. Makes no fucking sense. You have people shooting at FBI agents from the ground in helicopters. You guys remember that? So no way in hell would they allow it. “One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the authorities, who said they were investigating the shooting.” He looks fine. Could this be fake? White House must have sufficient and excellent health facilities for a mild covid case like the one he’s supposed to be showing. Like i said this all smells like Misdirection to me. More active now, yesterday the times where off but POTUS was diagnosed at night so they went into panic mode. None of the bottom ones have moved since 25 sept - only top 6. None of the Beech aircrafts have been used since 25th. Only the 737s. 5 of the Beech Aircraft’s activated today. Very active in area 51 (last 24 hours). 4 BLOCKED FLIGHTS so far today…that is NOT NORMAL. So they are cloaked? Back to the question I posed in the early hours of the morning - how strong is the reliability of this rapid testing? Because I have my doubts now. That or the Secret Service and whoever else was involved in putting together that nationally broadcast turd-flinging competition severely dropped the ball. And it rolled everywhere. Specifically the ball with all the little spoked barbs sticking out. Active Sky’s across California at 3am pst.]

  1. Nancy Pelosi says continuity of government is ‘always in place’ after Trump tests positive for Covid-19. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also asked Americans to “pray for the president’s health” following President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. Trump tests positive for Covid-19: continuity of government. President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, shortly after one of this closest aides had fallen ill with the virus. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner told CNN that Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be “in isolation right now,” after news that White House staffer Hope Hicks has tested positive for COVID because given that President Trump and Vice President Prence have been potentially exposed, it’s possible both could become sick and Pelosi would have to take on the role of acting president.

  2. Department of Defense: “Irregular warfare is an enduring, economical contribution to America’s national security, and will remain an essential core competency of the DOD. Read the summary of the Irregular Warfare Annex to the National Defense Strategy.”

  3. At least 5 CMB USTRANSCOM flights up currently overseas. They involve air carriers Delta, FedEx, Omni Air International and Atlas Air.

  4. Task & Purpose: “No, those nuclear ‘doomsday planes’ weren’t in the air because of Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Remain calm, people.”

  5. SLCScanner: “Doomsday Plane just entering southeastern Utah heading west. United States - US Navy (USN) Boeing E-6B Mercury.”

  6. J: “Last night after Trump announced he had COVID I saw multiple E-6B (Doomsday plane’s) deployed on MLAT radar along with KC-135 tankers to increase their time on station. They are used to communicate to submarines and act as a command post in the event of war.”

  7. Drew McCoy: “Important update: E-6B mission was scheduled prior to President’s COVID announcement and is unrelated to it.”

  8. Justin Sink: “Trump’s doctor says he expects “the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering” after COVID-19 diagnosis.”

  9. Tim Hogan: “Here’s another E6-B that just popped up visible on MLAT on the west coast. IMO Stratcom wants them to be seen.”

  10. Angry Staffer: “Deleted previous post because this thread does a better job explaining what I was saying. E-6B TACAMO aircraft are in the air pretty much around the clock - it’s standard operating procedure and part of our continuity or government / operations plans.”

  11. Clyde Bennett: “There’s an E-6B Mercury off the east coast near DC.”

  12. Lucas Tomlinson: “No change to the posture” of the U.S. military, despite President Trump’s positive coronavirus test, a senior defense official says “The President remains the commander-in-chief." E-6s flying routine training missions unrelated to the president’s positive test, official adds. Adding statement from Matthew Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command, in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal: “I can confirm these [E-6] flights were pre-planned missions. Any timing to the President’s announcement is purely coincidental.”

  13. Intel Air & Sea: ”Some photos released by the US Navy of the USMC loading munitions onto F-35’s onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in the past few days.”

  14. Jeffrey Richman: “We actually have quite a few as well as even bigger planes called E-4B’s that can do the same thing but which are also flying command centers to help decide what orders to send. They fly very frequently. It’s a bit unusual for them to have their transponders on.”

  15. Jeff Gauvin: “Pence taken to Mount Weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains?”

  16. The President Contracting COVID-19 Is A Major National Security Crisis. There are massive and highly unique strategic implications of this situation, the likes of which America hasn’t experienced before. The Commander In Chief has tested positive for SARS-COV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, this is a bad moment for the country, especially in terms of the potential national security implications of this situation, one that is largely unheard of. While Presidents have been incapacitated in the past, the highly infectious and wily nature of this disease means that incapacitation is further complicated by isolation and the possibility that the same deadly virus spreads throughout the highest rungs of power in Washington. It is in this uncharted territory that America’s increasingly belligerent adversaries could decide to act, taking advantage of weaknesses in the U.S. military and foreign policy decision-making chain of command. The statement from the President’s physician is shown below. While it claims that President Trump will continue carrying out his duties “without disruption” during this period of isolation and hopefully recovery, it is nearly impossible to see how this would be feasible. At the very heart of the matter is continuity of government, and in particular, the command and control of America’s nuclear deterrent. The President is followed 24/7 by a U.S. military official carrying the nuclear ‘football,’ a Halliburton briefcase containing a remote command interface used to order the release of nuclear weapons and connect the President to the National Command Authority. You can read all about this arrangement in this past piece of ours. The ‘football’ is always just seconds away from the President as the time required to make some strategic and potentially world-ending decisions during a nuclear crisis can be measured in minutes, not hours. The President must be of clear mind to make these snap judgments, which can be impacted greatly by something like COVID-19, especially if it affects the President’s health in extreme ways as it has hundreds of thousands of Americans, over 200,000 of which have died. Beyond the President’s ability to fill his role within the National Command Authority, other circumstances that do not necessitate dealing with an incoming nuclear attack would make it nearly impossible for him to lead effectively and in a sustainable manner while diagnosed with COVID-19. A huge part of continuity of government operations, in particular those related to the resilience of the President and his cabinet, have to do with being able to be quickly whisked away in a crisis to a safer location that is equipped with advanced command and control capabilities. HMX-1, the Marine squadron that flies Marine One, is on standby at Naval Support Facility Anacostia, located just three miles from the White House, ready to scoop-up the President and move them to a number of alternative operating locations, including Raven Rock, Mount Weather, Camp David, Air Force One, or an E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post, among others. In this particular case, this would require the President carrying a highly infectious disease to fly in enclosed aircraft and to operate in facilities that are by their very nature ‘buttoned up’ in order to keep the pandemic from taking the entire facility offline, which would be an unthinkable weakness in America’s security. You can read all about the extreme measures that have been put in place at these highly-secure hardened command centers in the age of COVID-19 in this past War Zone exclusive. As such, bringing an infected President into such an environment would compromise its very mission and set up a ticking clock, since it could eventually be unable to execute that mission for some time due to contamination and illness among its staff. The reality is that even for far less extreme crises and emergency situations, the same issues apply.

During a less severe incident, the President would occupy the Situation Room, which is not a highly hardened facility, but it is notoriously cramped and crammed with the Executive Branch’s key decision-makers and military leadership. During an event where the White House would need to elevate its security posture, the President, their cabinet, and their family will descend into the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC). This is an actual bunker buried beneath the White House. You can read all about the PEOC and its expansion in this past post of ours. In the case of the PEOC, you are living inside a tight, fully enclosed environment, with the top leadership of the country working shoulder to shoulder. It is tight quarters on a normal day. It would be an absolute nightmare during a pandemic that has penetrated into the White House. All of this bleeds into the realm of the U.S. government’s worst fears and darkest emergency planning, but what is important to understand is that under these conditions, it is not a flexible regime. These facilities and measures underpin the very credibility of our nuclear deterrent. If they were weakened or made unavailable, America’s ability to deter a nefarious act before it would occur is degraded significantly. It is truly a game with the highest imaginable stakes. This stark reality sits adjacent to the very real possibility that many in the White House could be infected at this very moment, some of which have been highly present on Capitol Hill as of late in support of various initiatives, including the nomination of Supreme Court Justice candidate Amy Coney Barrett. These folks, including Barrett, have been meeting with many lawmakers in recent days. Other White House staffers have been meeting with Speaker Pelosi, who is third in the line of succession for the Presidency, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and more. So, you can see how the President, who is the most surveilled for the virus of pretty much anyone in the country, could just be the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Even Vice President Mike Pence, who would assume the President’s duties under this situation, isn’t in the clear. Reports state he was in the Oval Office with Trump just two days ago and has had many other contacts with White House staffers since then. If Pence was infected, the entire issue becomes far, far direr. We can only hope this is not the case. Still, if Pence isn’t infected, what do you do with the Vice President going forward? Do you sequester them at a secure location until the possible wave of infections within the Executive Branch clears? It really becomes an existential question for the administration, one that is far more complex than when Reagan was shot or other instances where the same debilitating impact on POTUS couldn’t be invisibly transmitted to VPOTUS, even by a third party. Of course, all of this comes as America is in the process of the most bizarre election in modern history. One that the pandemic has already cast a dark shadow upon. Like Trump, Joe Biden is in the very high-risk pool statistically for this disease. Trump and Biden shared a stage just two days ago, where they were projecting loudly without masks. Although they were separated, we don’t know at this time the exact risk of infection under such circumstances, but you can bet Biden is getting tested, as well. What would come of the election if both men were infected? These are questions that seem ripped from a political thriller, not reality, but these are indeed the strange circumstances we are living through today. With foreign adversaries, especially peer states like China, already pushing the boundaries in highly tense regions, it isn’t any leap of the imagination to see how they would leverage the current uncertainty to their advantage. What time is better than now? This is the prevailing logic of America’s foes. As a result, be prepared to see unique strategic military posturing in the coming days by the U.S. military, especially in contested regions.

At the same time, we must be aware that aside from the handful of people that follow global military patterns very carefully, everything will look like something ominous and new, even though it may be business as usual. In other words, expect a large serving of hyperbole, fear-mongering, and poor analysis on strategic events in the days to come. “E-6B TACAMOs showing up on ADS-B tracking sites means nothing. They are up all the time. Could their posture have changed a bit, possibly, but there is no real evidence of that. I have a piece coming on the strategic implications of POTUS getting COVID, stay tuned.” — Tyler Rogoway (Aviation_Intel). With all that being said, we have entered into yet another body of uncharted political and strategic waters, one in which the usual continuity of government and strategic command and control measures may be a square peg for a round hole. In fact, without significant alteration, they may work counter to the stability that they were designed to instill, even under the direst of circumstances. Ideally, Pence is uninfected and Trump will willingly pass strategic decision making to him. This can be done while Pence is sequestered in a safe and highly controlled environment, at least until the President has beat the illness and can return to a normal work habit where he doesn’t endanger others just by going about his business. If this is not the case, some very tough decisions are going to be needed to be made, and fast. But even if it is, choices as to how the White House will operate in the immediate term so as to limit the spread of the virus will be critical in also reducing the extent of the national security fallout from this troubling news.

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