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Psychological Warfare: E. Michael Jones on YouTube Censorship
The essence of Psychological Warfare is the attempt to prevent un-authorized communication between subject peoples (1,5 metres is also Psycho Warfare 😉)

#FreeSpeech #CultureWars #LogosRising

The B'nai B'rith is part of the Masonic Scottish Rite Order established in 1843. It's militant arm, the "Anti Defamation League" (#ADL) was formed in 1913, the same year as the US Federal Reserve.…
Hidden History of B'nai B'rith & the Young Turks
The B'nai B'rith is an abject tool of British intelligence, run and directed to serve the interests of British imperial policy. B'nai B'rith and the Young Turks efficiently destroyed the Ottoman empire.…
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Thread: Wearing masks is our best defense against the #coronavirus.

@WhiteHouse press secretary said today that masks are no longer required in West Wing. Many tweets also advise against masks.

Result: Colossal failure of the US #COVID response.…

An example of anti-mask rhetoric can be seen in the video below by a Mr. Huff. I will explain why everything that he says here is scientifically incorrect and a danger to public health. (I do not know Mr. Huff or his motivations.)

I am not comparing the US to the several dozen countries that have mostly controlled this epidemic, e.g., #Taiwan, #Iceland, #SouthKorea, #Japan, #Thailand, #NewZealand, #Australia, #Austria, #Switzerland, #Greece, #Norway, etc. Some of them never even had to lock down.

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Thread: Predicting #COVID deaths in the US from 8k to 100k.

I started predicting the US COVID death toll ~2 months ago. All of my predictions to date have proven accurate. The most painful predictions I have ever made.

Why have we failed to stop the #coronavirus in the US?

My first prediction on Apr 4 (toll @ 8k) was for the Easter Sunday (20k):

In my Apr 12 thread (toll @ 20k), I explained the fundamental systems concepts for the #coronavirus epidemic:

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THREAD: For @politico I mapped out which countries are doing best when both their health and economic #coronavirus outcomes are considered - see here, with @beatricezjin.

#Vietnam is the clear best performer; the US ranks just 24th of 30.… #COVID
#1 Vietnam: The easy ranking leader as the biggest country with no COVID-19 deaths (95m), barely 300 cases, and economy still set to grow 2.7% in 2020.
#2 is #Taiwan: They avoided the need for a full lockdown by taking early action in January, proving that containment was possible despite proximity and other links with China. Still, with 70 percent of GDP linked to exports, Taiwan's economy is on track to shrink 4 percent.
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@USAmbIceland @usembreykjavik In #deathtotals this impostor leads.
At 100000 our nation bleeds.
As before: THERE’S NO PLAN.
Just this #ElCrappyTan
whose ineptness no one supersedes.

#CadetBoneSpurs 🏌🏻
@ArcticCouncil @landlaeknir @Landspitali @svasva @HouseForeign @SpeakerPelosi
@USAmbIceland @usembreykjavik @ArcticCouncil @landlaeknir @Landspitali @svasva @HouseForeign @SpeakerPelosi #Iceland’s strategy?
Try using SCIENCE.
Trump’s malfeasance?
It’s his failed appliance.
Donald flubbed the #pandemic. Response was anemic!
Upon Trump there exists no reliance.

@megtirrell @jonatlib @RUVfrettir
@KariStefans 👏🏻 @katrinjak 👏🏻 @VidirReynisson
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Thread: Dump bad equations. They lead to bad decisions.

On May 10, Mr. @BorisJohnson proposed a simple equation to determine #COVID Alert Level. He then explained how the reopening policy could be shaped based on this "Threat Level".

In this thread, I will explain why this equation is not only wrong, but is also completely unnecessary — especially when we have clear alternative measures that can guide #COVID policies and decisions.

* Fast forward to tweet # 11 if you already know Dimensional Analysis.

One of the first subjects in physics is "Dimensional Analysis". It needs to be emphasized more in high school and college physics courses.

See this @wikipedia article for a technical description:…

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Thread: Exponential to Linear & Reopening

On Apr 17, Mr. Trump predicted a MAXIMUM #COVID death toll of 60–65k in 🇺🇸.

I predicted the toll would exceed 65k by today.

That was correct (up to a 24hr reporting delay). Current tally, May 1, is 65,435.

This was my third correct prediction in a row.

My first prediction was on Apr 4 for Apr 12 (~20k deaths).

My second prediction was on Apr 12 for Apr 19 (~40k deaths).

In this pedagogical thread, I will discuss the Exponential trends in cases & deaths, transition to Linear, and the implications for reopening.

To review basic definitions for a Dynamical System, State & Auxiliary Variables, Flows, & Parameters see:

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1/ Given my interactions with @ASlavitt and @jeremyfaust yesterday, I decided to make a compiled list of data on asymptomatic transmission. This is not complete, but the most striking data I have seen on #COVID19 and #SARSCoV2 worldwide.
2/ A nice summary published in @TIME yesterday:

Covert coronavirus infections could be seeding new outbreaks…
3/ USA (NY) #usaCoronavirus #NewYork

Universal Screening for #SARSCoV2 in Women Admitted for Delivery @ColumbiaWomens @NB83
- 33 positive cases, 29 (87%) asymptomatic
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Given that it's #FolkloreThursday, I thought I might tell you a story about witches and fart runes (yes, fart runes) from the #Westfjords of #Iceland. THREAD
The Westfjords are a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland, one of the truly remote regions of the country. Only 7,000 people live in an area roughly half the size of Scotland. No wonder that this remote region has for centuries been associated with dark arts and witchcraft.
The main attraction here is the solitude and breathtaking scenery: the cliffs at Látrabjarg comprise the longest bird cliff in the northern Atlantic Ocean, and the uninhabited and dramatic Hornstrandir peninsula is a hiking paradise for those seeking solitude in summer.
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Check out #Japan #korea #taiwan test ready Asin countries have managed to keep the lockdown measures low, ie restaurants are still open 🙊🤷🏽‍♂️

They managed to keep the death toll low, as low as #flu rates

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#Iceland #deCODE may have the 1st discovered #COVID19 mutation.

IF so, deCODE CEO, Kári Stefánsson confirmed the unusual infection ...
🦠🚨😷🤔 #COVID19 Iceland

It is thought the mutated second strain could be more malicious or infectious because people infected by the dual-strain patient were only found to have the second strain.
🦠🚨😷🤔 Thread #COVID19 Iceland…
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Yesterday, in #Iceland, the Head Epidemiologist @landlaeknir sent this letter to parents and teachers.

In addition to NOT closing public schools, he also wants parents to send them to school, not homeschool them, and keep them playing together.


Letter begins... "The MD and Epidemiologist want to reaffirm the importance of students in preschool and elementary schools continuing to attend school restrictions on school activities. The need to curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is clear.
The aim of the action is to increase the likelihood that the health care system will be able to care for those who are weakened by COVID-19 in this country, as well as being able to perform other emergency services.
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"Iceland - A Literary Guide for Travellers" is out! Getting there now is not easy, so I humbly suggest it for armchair travellers. Those need excellent book purveyors, so here's a list of ace bookshops that will safely order & deliver it. An icy THREAD: #indiebookshops #Iceland
Let's start with the Icelanders: IÐA Zimsen is a lovely bookshop cafe in downtown Reykjavik, and I'm planning to launch of the book there soon - we planned to have it in April, but, you know... Ring ahead to check if they are open. #indiebookshops
Just up the road on Laugavegur 18 is Mál og Menning, an Icelandic institution and one of my favourite shops in Reykjavik. Please also ring ahead, I could not find any details about opening hours online. #indiebookshops
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@PoliticoRyan Dear @PoliticoRyan: Thank you for your nice analysis. I completely agree w India & homeless/refugee shelters (#1 & #3). But not so sure about #Russia, #Germany, & #Iceland. Rate of spread depends on PREVENTION/MITIGATION POLICIES in a community/country.
@PoliticoRyan #Russia seems to have established very strict intervention measures, including mandatory quarantines and lockdowns. They are probably not truthful about their testing stats, but that has not much to do with the dynamics of disease spread.
@PoliticoRyan For example, #China most probably underreported cases/deaths by at least 10×, but they succeeded in controlling the spread through strict nationwide prevention/mitigation measures.
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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With #HXChallenge about to wrap up, here's an overview of what we now know: #HXhanke #turpo=#säkpol
#Eurofighter (still prefer #Typhoon) is strongly pushing the European angle with most major European powers having a stake in the program. Total sovereignty over mission data was also a big deal, and the (re)newed focus on EW-capabilities was also promoted
The Eurofighter has a bunch of strong cards: the independence angle is a big deal for Finland, as is the large number of major operators (second only to F-35) and the fact that it is likely the premier #QRA platform of the lot.
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Local rabbi accused of infecting babies with herpes
"Metzitzah B'peh," the Mohel will use his mouth to suck the blood from the infant's penis after he cuts off the foreskin. The practice is meant to prevent infection and serve as a celebration of life.
The #ADL has extortion practices, here are the letters the ADL did sent to one of #Iceland’s ministers. It basically says “If you ban circumcision we´ll use our media to destroy Iceland’s tourism”.
Why Ultra-Orthodox #Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes
A circumcision tradition in the Ultra-Orthodox community, two babies contracted neonatal herpes, and Mayor de Blasio is doing nothing to stop it.
Rabbi's and herpes?…
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#USA indicts #Turkey’s #HalkBank over $20 BILLION #Iran oil money (Very Likely This has to do with #Trump #impeachment Shenanigans)… #
Think about it: If #USA Gov were to investigate & indict all the #USA Banks-financial institutions’ executives for fraud, Intentional loan scams, money laundering & inside deals...well, there wouldn’t be a single bank left in US. Is there anyone who wants 2 challenge me on this?!
Didn’t think so😉
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Change of Topic: A few weeks ago a to-Be-whistleblower provides me with mostly documented info on how networks kidnapping Syrian kids, harvest their organs & transport them all over the world #EU #SA #MidEast. Asks me who/where 2 go & I didn’t have a single trust-worthy channel.
Not one. After 18 years as a WB, after 16 yrs heading the largest National Security WB coalition, after all my experiences with courts, congresses, parliaments, NGOs ... & I couldn’t find “one” trust-worthy, reliable, Real channel to send him/her to. How sad/bad is that? Tell me.
They are connected to corrupt law enforcement entities, corrupt military entities, corrupt politicians all over the world. Including UN, NATO AF & pilots ... Very similar to sex-traffickers. Middle East, USA, EU, South America.
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MUST WATCH- “Whistleblowers, Media & Leaks: Information Age or Censorship Era?” with Sibel Edmonds via #Newsbud Watch the Video Here:
“Hey Whistleblower, So you gave the story to the Mainstream Media XYZ- How do you know if they’re going to print it?!” Watch Here What “Real” Gov Whistleblowers Face When It Comes to Media Today:
Let’s have a meaningful Q&A session on the “Future” Of #Whistleblowers (Their Protection & Dissemination Of Their reports) After you watch & share this video.
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I started a thread about Vice President Pence going in President Trump's stead to Poland. The President announced it on the 29th from the rose-garden of the White House. Hurricane Dorian changed everything, so today ~
.@VP & @SecondLady #ForTheRecord ❤️🇺🇸

@VP @SecondLady ❤️🇺🇸 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII 🇵🇱

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(9) states of CLAS-ready go-live.
(34) commands LIVE.
[1] OWL [1]

4 days ??

#QAnon @realDonaldTrump @Cordicon @Sandfarmer007 @Tinman1295 @55true4u @Redacted223 @CoreysDigs @ASCII91298677 @GenFlynn ImageImage

Q and Q+ sending direct comms through military tweets and @realDonaldTrump twitter

#DigitalSoldiers at the ready!


Our turn to be the NEWS!

.@GenFlynn #QAnon ImageImage

Will “My fellow Americans....” be next?

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@Dutchwouter777 Buy the #WashingtonDC swamp — the state of #FUBAR.
It’s always underwater spending TRILLION$ more than it receives in taxes, & is always trying to tell everybody else in the world how to govern themselves while it continually fails to govern itself.
#tRumpism #Penceism #Bidenism
@Dutchwouter777 Some say the #Dutch got the wool pulled over their eyes & bought the land from a group of natives that lived on Long Island & were only traveling through #Manhattan.
They traded away land they had no claim to & continued on home with the Dutch loot.…
@Dutchwouter777 In 1867, #WilliamSeward bought #Alaska from the Russians for $125 million in 2019 dollars. It ended Russia’s expansion across the Bering Sea, which had extended the Russian Empire as far south as Fort Ross, California, 90 miles from San Francisco Bay.…
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@godless_mom Heaven is just a fairy story for those afraid of the LIGHT
#TheoreticalPhysicists prefer to believe in the heavenly fairy tales they can concoct themselves.
#cosmology #Heaven #GOD #Truth #StephenHawking #NeildeGrasseTyson
@godless_mom Don’t know if they buried #StephenHawking in a black hole, like most people, but he said: "If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out."… #Hawking #BlackHoles #MythMath #cosmology #NeildeGrasseTyson #atheist
@godless_mom Imagine there’s no #BlackHole heaven.
#StephenHawking didn't know what to believe about the NOTHING of #BlackHoles.… #atheists #cosmology
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