Oh, I made sure I had a bunch of N95 masks before the pandemic hit North America, as well as ultraviolet air purifiers and a surface disinfector, a big container of gelled alcohol, disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies, plenty of stored food...
Lots of fruit and nut-bearing trees, tons of berry bushes, a garden with topsoil enriched over decades filled with edible plants not necessarily recognizable as edible, a 3D printer, Arduino microcontrollers, live Spirulina algae...
A geothermally heated and cooled, passive solar, partially underground home, firearms, a couple solar panels and power storage, and assorted other resources.

Wait, were you talking about something other than the pandemic?
And of course, I got vaccinated at the first opportunity.

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23 May
@ericgarland @CanadianWizardT And then, as they say, it gets. Actually. Bad.

Realize there's just one vast map of evidence on top of another on top of another, & so on.

All of them integrating together in a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts.

When even *one* of them, *alone,* was apocalyptic.
@ericgarland @CanadianWizardT I won't even bother to list them.

That list runs over multiple tweets, just citing the publicly known evidence sources.

This thing could have been eaten alive by everything Eric just mentioned, plus, say...

Cryptocurrency logs. Cell-phone logs. Records of paid botnets.
@ericgarland @CanadianWizardT Botnet components unplugged and "sitting in grandma's attic."

Security-video archives from DC and elsewhere, enhanced, data mined and parsed with facial recognition.

It just goes on endlessly.
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16 May
@ericgarland @ProfPaulPoast I believe we will have a world government.

Either before or *after* the technology for nuclear weapons - and equivalent weapons of mass destruction - is as widespread and easily employed as the technology for an electric toothbrush.

Before leaves us a much larger population.
@ericgarland @ProfPaulPoast You will notice with this pandemic, all the research China made in weaponizing coronaviruses since 2015, and the increasing distribution of do-it-yourself biotechnology, that in many ways we're already there.

You'll note I'm doing what I can to give us time.
@ericgarland @ProfPaulPoast From the technology to track weapons of mass destruction globally using generative adversarial networks.

To the ability to map illicit flows of wealth and targeted psychological operations.

But while the solution is clear, to a large degree, I'm not making that argument.
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14 Mar
@IRS_CI is investigating cryptocurrency, you say?

How *curious!*

IRS 'Operation Hidden Treasure' Looks to Do Some Bitcoin Mining of Its Own a.msn.com/00/en-us/BB1ew…
As promised regarding cryptocurrency and the IRS. You'll find this one *fascinating.*

Please note the prominent mention of @coinbase.

cc: @ericgarland @truth_eater @NatashaBertrand

By way of reminder...
From the Newsweek article:

"Coinbase Global is expected to launch an IPO soon. The company has about 43 million accounts and may be valued at about $100 billion."

43 million accounts?

Curious, indeed.
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10 Jan
@ericgarland You can automate the personalized propaganda for each individual, using evolutionary algorithms in psychological warfare.

They haven't just lost this tool with only 10 days left.

They'll struggle to reconstitute it & coordinate across multiple platforms.
@ericgarland These platforms gave white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and foreign-intelligence assets a captive audience without people having to leave a "legitimate" site for some neo-Nazi forum or Russian social media.

Imagine trying to coordinate sedition when social media knows it?
@ericgarland So either you give up the refined algorithms and enriched data of existing social media, which let you test and refine messaging and calls for action in real time, in exchange for losing most of your following and scattering the rest across multiple niche sites...
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2 Jan
@LincolnsBible While the indifference people are showing not only to strangers but also the lives and health of their friends and loved ones is disturbing, there may be more forces driving this attitude than we imagine.

You already know about the vast, targeted psychological warfare online.
@LincolnsBible Allegedly being executed by actors such as Cambridge Analytica, Russian intelligence and other actors, via social media.

But there's another factor, built into this medium.

The steady addiction to the dopamine release of using it.
@LincolnsBible Others discuss this more in depth, but the goal of so many product manufacturers and service providers is to capture their audience by addicting them.

But even people who, say, play video games incessantly have trouble doing it all the time. They have work, school, etc.
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16 Dec 20
IRS is ‘setting the trap’ for bitcoin and virtual currency investors on 2020 tax form money.yahoo.com/irs-bitcoin-an… via @Yahoo
Let's try to remember all the people who have effectively *already* pled guilty to tax evasion on their tax returns in 2020.
Check me on this, but I don't think leaving out significant sources of income on your tax returns is somehow exonerated by neglecting to fill out that part of the form altogether.

@IRS_CI wanting it made *crystal* clear is understandable, however.
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