Why Mar-a-Lago is a counterintelligence nightmare

Imagine that the White House, instead of a fortress, were an opulent country club.

If you pony up a US$200,000 nonrefundable initiation fee, you can have the run of the place.

Wander the halls. Drop in any time on the West Wing, the Oval Office, the Situation Room.

Chat freely with the US President’s family and advisers, listen in on national security conversations with foreign leaders, even snap a selfie with POTUS himself.

Take it all in – actually, feel free to record it if you like.

Welcome to the Mar-a-Lago club, known in US President Donald Trump’s circles as the winter White House, in Palm Beach, Florida.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12221320

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by British police after being evicted from Ecuador’s embassy in London

Ecuador handed Julian Assange over to British authorities Thursday, ending a standoff that left the controversial WikiLeaks founder holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for nearly seven years.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-by-british-police-after-being-evicted-from-ecuadors-embassy-in-london/ar-BBVPL3U

About the WikiLeaks Defence Fund

The WikiLeaks Defence Fund promotes media and public activities to defend Julian Assange and other WikiLeaks journalists.

The Fund supports a dedicated campaign team which works across global media to build support for WikiLeaks and the public’s right to know.

The Courage Foundation and the Defence Fund

The Defence Fund is run by the Courage Foundation – a trust audited by accountants Sterling Partners in the UK for the purpose of providing legal defence and campaign aid to whistleblowers and journalistic sources.

The Courage Foundation is an international organisation that supports those who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record.

It also campaigns for the protection of truthtellers and the public’s right to know.

https://defend.wikileaks.org/donate/

Why Poverty Is Like a Disease By Christian H. Cooper April 20, 2017

This science challenges us to re-evaluate a cornerstone of American mythology, and of our social policies for the poor: the bootstrap.

The story of the self-made, inspirational individual transcending his or her circumstances by sweat and hard work. A pillar of the framework of meritocracy, where rewards are supposedly justly distributed to those who deserve them most.
What kind of a bootstrap or merit-based game can we be left with if poverty cripples the contestants? Especially if it has intergenerational effects? The uglier converse of the bootstrap hypothesis—that those who fail to transcend their circumstances deserve them—makes even less sense in the face of the grim biology of poverty. When the firing gun goes off, the poor are well behind the start line. Despite my success, I certainly was.

Why Poverty Is Like a Disease

Christian H. Cooper April 20, 2017

http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness/why-poverty-is-like-a-disease

Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.

On paper alone you would never guess that I grew up poor and hungry.

My most recent annual salary was over $700,000. I am a Truman National Security Fellow and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. My publisher has just released my latest book series on quantitative finance in worldwide distribution.

None of it feels like enough though. I feel as though I am wired for a permanent state of flight or fight, waiting for the other shoe to drop, or the metaphorical week when I don’t eat. I’ve chosen not to have children, partly because—despite any success—I still don’t feel I have a safety net. I have a huge minimum checking account balance in mind before I would ever consider having children. If you knew me personally, you might get glimpses of stress, self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. And you might hear about Tennessee.

Meet anyone from Tennessee and they will never say they are from “just” Tennessee. They’ll add a prefix: East, West, or Middle. My early life was in East Tennessee, in an Appalachian town called Rockwood. I was the eldest of four children with a household income that couldn’t support one. Every Pentecostal church in the surrounding hillbilly heroin country smelled the same: a sweaty mix of cheap cleaner and even cheaper anointing oil, with just a hint of forsaken hope. One of those forsaken churches was effectively my childhood home, and my school.

Class was a single room of 20 people running from kindergarten through twelfth grade, part of an unaccredited school practicing what’s called

Accelerated Christian Education. We were given booklets to read to ourselves, by ourselves. We scored our own homework. There were no lectures, and I did not have a teacher. Once in a while the preacher’s wife would hand out a test. We weren’t allowed to do anything. There were no movies, and no music. Years would pass with no distinguishing features, no events. There was barely any socializing.

On top of it all, I spent a lot of my time pondering basic questions. Where will my next meal come from? Will I have electricity tomorrow? I became intimately acquainted with the embarrassment of my mom trying to hide our food stamps at the grocery store checkout. I remember panic setting in as early as age 8, at the prospect of a perpetual uncertainty about everything in life, from food to clothes to education. I knew that the life I was living couldn’t be normal. Something was wrong with the tiny microcosm I was born into. I just wasn’t sure what it was.

As an adult I thought I’d figured that out. I’d always thought my upbringing had made me wary and cautious, in a “lessons learned” kind of way. Over the past decades, though, that narrative has evolved. We’ve learned that the stresses associated with poverty have the potential to change our biology in ways we hadn’t imagined. It can reduce the surface area of your brain, shorten your telomeres and lifespan, increase your chances of obesity, and make you more likely to take outsized risks.

Now, new evidence is emerging suggesting the changes can go even deeper—to how our bodies assemble themselves, shifting the proportions of types of cells that they are made from, and maybe even how our genetic code is expressed, playing with it like a Rubik’s cube thrown into a running washing machine. If this science holds up, it means that poverty is more than just a socioeconomic condition. It is a collection of related symptoms that are preventable, treatable—and even inheritable. In other words, the effects of poverty begin to look very much like the symptoms of a disease.

That word—disease—carries a stigma with it. By using it here, I don’t mean that the poor are (that I am) inferior or compromised. I mean that the poor are afflicted, and told by the rest of the world that their condition is a necessary, temporary, and even positive part of modern capitalism. We tell the poor that they have the chance to escape if they just work hard enough; that we are all equally invested in a system that doles out rewards and punishments in equal measure. We point at the rare rags-to-riches stories like my own, which seem to play into the standard meritocracy template.

But merit has little to do with how I got out.

[snip]

Who you are as a person is not just defined by your DNA, but by which parts of it your epigenome permits to be expressed.

Gerard Mourou might be able to reduce nuclear waste from 1000 years to minutes

Zapping Nuclear Waste in Minutes Is Nobel Winner’s Holy Grail Quest 

Gerard Mourou—one of the three winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics—claims that the lifespan of radioactive waste could potentially be cut to minutes from thousands of years. Although Mourou, 74, is quick to say that the laser option for nuclear waste that he and Irvine, California-based Professor Toshiki Tajima are working on may be years away, its promise has created a flurry of excitement for the sector in France.

Gérard Mourou The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Born: 22 June 1944, Albertville, France

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Prize motivation: “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.”

The Guardian and Scientific American provided simplified summaries of the work of Strickland and Mourou: it “paved the way for the shortest, most intense laser beams ever created”. “The ultrabrief, ultrasharp beams can be used to make extremely precise cuts so their technique is now used in laser machining and enables doctors to perform millions of corrective” laser eye surgeries.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the achievements of Mourou and Strickland: “Their innovative work can be found in applications including corrective eye surgery, and is expected to have a significant impact on cancer therapy and other physics research in the future”.

Dear Dr. Gerard,

YOU ARE OUR HERO !!!!!

HAPPY EARTH DAY 

LOVE YOU 

xoxoxo

PLANET EARTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gérard Mourou on the development of chirped pulse amplification

Ever wonder how people got there messages out before technology?

YOU THINK HUMANS ARE SO SMART because we use technology?

Screw that! you don’t know how talented and smart we were before technology took over our lives.

World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.

You think we humans are so smart because #STEM or #STEAM ?

World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.
Composer, choreographer, and educator, the 73-year-old Addy is the senior player in a well-known drumming family from Accra, Ghana. In 1957, the year of Ghana’s independence, Addy organized and led the first public stage performance of traditional Ghanaian music and dance in Accra. Over the last 40 years, his music has spread across the world.

HEY! ever wonder how we did it WITHOUT a typing, a newspaper, a phone ???

World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.

NEWS FLASH: We are not as smart as we used to be before technology allowed us to forget!

World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.

We used to know how to get messages out to our neighbors using the talking drum.

World Class Drummer Yacub Addy is from Ghana. His grandson tod me that his his grandfather Yacub was a little boy when his family needed performers for a ceremony where they lived in Ghana.  Up until that time the family  hired drummers to come over and do the job. Something happened and the drummers could not come, they couldn’t make it. So Yacub and his Brothers thought they could manage and do the drumming for themselves and did. That is how the Addy family tradition got started.

Yacub moved to the USA. He also brought his brothers. They played and as time went on became known as the Best Drummers In The World.

MUSIC OF THE ASHANTI

https://folkways.si.edu/music-of-the-ashanti-of-ghana/world/album/smithsonian

https://folkways-media.si.edu/liner_notes/folkways/FW04240.pdf

AND PEOPLE TALK BY WHISTLING – YES THERE IS A WHISTLING LANGUAGE

More than 70 groups across the world who can use whistles to express themselves with all the flexibility of normal speech.

K12 End of the Year Classroom Activities and Games

K12 end of the school year activities, #CootieCatcher #Games and the history of those folded paper finger manipulated toys.

Make Cootie Catchers, Games, Music Games, Memory Certificates, Saying Goodbye to Teacher, Memory Video Project, Collect Children’s songs games chants, Preschool graduation Party, (BEFORE CHATBOTs) produce a chatterbox, fortune teller, You May Also Connect Autograph Books to the National Standards: FINE ARTS: Visual Arts GRADES K – 12 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures.

The Cootie Catcher Game

cite: Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.
https://www.edu-cyberpg.com/
Title: K12 END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES K12 end of the year activities that combine fun and learning. Find great ideas for the LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL AND THROUGH THE SUMMER
3/31/2019
https://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/newteacherlastday.html

#LICE CATCHERS #LOUSE CATCHERS #COOTIE CATCHERS FORTUNE TELLERS OR COOTIE CATCHERS The history of those folded paper finger manipulated toys.

“Sue Samuelson traces the origin of cooties to the earliest use of cootie,” meaning body louse, as 1917.
Fortune tellers: Opies’ Lore and Language of School children
We all know “no more pencils no more books no more students dirty looks” but do you know when they first appeared?

HOW TO MAKE A COOTIE CATCHER!

HOW TO PLAY WITH A COOTIE CATHER FORTUNE TELLER

MAKING AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Autograph books are a significant piece of Americana, recollecting the times, but they have been given little attention in the body of folklore.


25 JUMBO INDEX CARD, RIBBON, HOLE PUNCHER
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwH3G2e4hmg

You May Also Connect Autograph Books to the Core Standards:

FINE ARTS: Visual Arts GRADES K – 12
Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
LANGUAGE ARTS: English GRADES K – 12 Reading for Perspective Communication Skills Applying Knowledge

Autograph books are a significant piece of Americana, recollecting the times, but they have been given little attention in the body of folklore. Such books have a history, possibly continuing the German tradition of writing sentiments of affection in family keepsake albums and of friendship in school notebooks.

Try this on in a yearbook or someone’s autograph book:

If you think you are in love,
And there is still some question,
Don’t worry much about it.
It may be indigestion.

End of the School Year ACTIVITIES

LINK TO YOUR SCHOOL CLASSROOM STEM  COOTIE CATCHER VIDEO

K12PlayGround.com

Register – login
find or update your school information 

Add your school
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then link to your video project

CAN I TELL YOUR FORTUNE?  GET “FLEXED”
HEXAFLEXAGON  Richard Feynman

NEVER FLEXAGATE WITHOUT SCISSORS

BUILD YOUR HEXAFLEXAGON SKILLS

Learn American Sign Language Alphabet

An iOS playground to learn the ASL alphabet, with Machine Learning!

Linh “didn’t really know how to use a computer” before starting Lambda School a few months ago. She just submitted a WWDC scholarship video that shows her software, which uses machine learning and a camera to detect the English Sign Language alphabet. And yes, she built and trained the model and classifier herself over the weekend.

@Austen CEO @LambdaSchool (YC S17): A CS education that’s free until you get a job. https://lambdaschool.com

HEALTH #PurduePharma @PurduePharma Oxycotin maker expands into the anti addiction Market!

#Chutzpa #OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion Into “Attractive” Anti-Addiction Market

https://www.propublica.org/article/oxycontin-purdue-pharma-massachusetts-lawsuit-anti-addiction-market

Eight Sackler family members, company directors and current and former executives,  created the opioid epidemic through illegal deceit. the Sacklers pushed for higher doses of OxyContin, guided efforts to mislead doctors and the public about the drug’s addictive capacity, and blamed misuse on patients. Purdue paid two executives convicted of fraudulently marketing OxyContin millions of dollars to assure their loyalty, concealed information about doctors suspected of inappropriately prescribing the opioid, and was advised by global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. on strategies to boost the drug’s sales and burnish its image, including how to “counter the emotional messages” of mothers whose children overdosed.

Prescription OxyContinpainkiller first launched in 1996 now kills more than 100 a day.

2007 Purdue admitted it misbranded the drug.

None of the Sacklers are personally being sued over it.

After Arthur Sackler died in 1987, Mortimer and his younger brother Raymond bought his option of Purdue Pharma for $22.4 million

Oxycontin grandson heir David Sackler spends $22.5 million in Bel Air paid entirely in cash.

Sackler is the grandson of Raymond Sackler, one of the three brothers who together launched and ran Purdue Pharma. (By 1996, when the company introduced OxyContin, only two brothers and their families were still involved in the business.) According to The New Yorker, David runs an investment firm for the family and “is the only member of the third generation who sits on Purdue’s board.”

Secret portions of a lawsuit allege that Purdue Pharma, controlled by the Sackler family, considered capitalizing on the addiction treatment boom — while going to extreme lengths to boost sales of its controversial opioid.

Purdue Pharma, is controlled by the Sackler family.

An internal correspondence beginning in 2014, Purdue Pharma executives discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction are “naturally linked” and that the company should expand across “the pain and addiction spectrum,” according to redacted sections of the lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general.

In 1998, two years after OxyContin was launched, Dr. Richard Sackler, a son of Purdue co-founder Raymond Sackler, instructed executives in an email that its tablets were not merely “therapeutic” but also “enhance personal performance,” like Viagra.

The five Purdue directors who are not Sacklers always voted with the family, according to the complaint. The family-controlled board approves everything from the number of sales staff to be hired to details of their bonus incentives, which have been tied to sales volume. CEO Michael Friedman and then-legal counsel Howard  Udell each pleaded guilty in 2007 in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Virginia, to a misdemeanor charge of misbranding OxyContin.

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis
You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?

Sackler Family photos

Yale donor linked to opioid crisis

Sackler family behind OxyContin made $4bn amid opioid crisis, filings claim. Purdue Pharma and leading Sacklers accused of deceiving public and doctors about dangers of opioid painkiller OxyContin

Tell the Smithsonian: Rename the Sackler Gallery. Take the blood money out of our museums.

Guggenheim Museum Says It Won’t Accept Gifts From Sackler Family

Opioid Protest at Met Museum Targets Donors Connected to OxyContin

London Museum Will Forgo Donation From Purdue Pharma’s Sackler Family

Why Wealthy Parents commit Fraud to get Kids into college.

Cheaters and Liars buy their kids way into college because they want to affirm their own status it’s all about having The Best for themselves and screw you.

Colleges have always known this happens and is happy to take the cheaters money – there is no “best” here. Advertising / marketing The Best and buying into that is horseshit.

Outright bribery at the Baby Ivies
It represents the gap between the haves and the have-mores. Families earning $500,000 who consider themselves middle class and the working poor.
At $50,000 a Year, the Road to Yale Starts at Age 5 Pre-K and kindergarten are as tough to crack as Ivy League. New York’s Baby Ivies, the private preschools and kindergartens where big money and bigger egos clash over whose three- or five-year-old will gain the first edge. Baby Ivies cull the weak, interview the hopeful and decide which lucky candidates slip past the velvet rope. Cornell University’s. Trinity’s tuition, at more than $52,000 for the K-12 school, exceeds Harvard’s without room and board, the same money as college.

What kind of America are we getting when making money is the only purpose?

What is the future of America? What makes an educated person in 2020?

Do we need rich celebrities who are liars, cheaters,  marketed the example of success? How stupid!

SELF ESTEEM VS. NARCISSISM
How college students think they are more special than EVER: Study reveals rocketing sense of entitlement on U.S. campuses 7 January 2013

Just Be Your Own Person – that is the definition of cool.

Character Education

Undeterred by philosophical disputes on the one hand and the preoccupation with academic achievement on the other, character education finds its strength at the grass roots, in those individual schools and communities where teachers, administrators, and citizens initiate programs designed to improve civility and citizenship — legitimate goals in their own right.

What does it mean to be an Educated Person
The modern character education movement emerged in the 1980s as a consequence of growing parental and public concern for moral drift.

The Image of rich people sold as the success”best” people because they are rich does not show us or promote their character .

In fact “good people” doing good for the world isn’t the focus as the criteria of a well lived life. A fair process and a well lived life was absolutely NOT the point.

The emphasis should NOT be about the  “prestige” of “getting in“, or having the best.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were liars, they cheated, and bought their kids  into those supposedly elite colleges.

2013 Dr. Dre paid $70 MILLION TO USC WITH JIMMY LOVINE THEN HIS DAUGHTER TRULY YOUNG GOT INTO THAT SCHOOL.

Truly said, “Dad pushing me to go to USC.”

USC HAPPY TO TAKE THE MONEY !!!!! SO YES IT WAS A BRIBE AND DRIVE.

REMEMBER: Colleges are only allowed to exist in the first place with permission from the public to provide an education to the citizens in America so that the common good of the future is secured. If the college is cheating and taking bribes the public and always revoke refuse them accreditation.

Role of the U.S. Department of Education in postsecondary accreditation