Queen Elizabeth sends a message of comfort to the world

We Will Meet Again

The Queen’s coronavirus address: ‘We will meet again’

The Queen has promised the nation that better days are ahead, during a special address on Sunday.

In a rare speech, she acknowledged the grief and financial hardships Britons are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Echoing the words of the Vera Lynn wartime song, she said that “we will meet again”.

This is the

GOP Rethuglican

Grifter Party of Death

that America has to live with.

The Attributes that characterizes this county is a disgrace.

Nobody knows anything

Nobody knows anything.

Some people do know something, but if you are watching Fox, you are probably over 65 and  will  be exposed to information that is incorrect.

The Fed, and State School K12 school curricula (Core)  only teaches to the test.

The Federal Department of Education is run by a VERY RICH Trump Appointee Betsy DeVoss who’s “Policy” does NOT care about the student’s power of analysis, the ability to read at grade level, or actual critical thinking skills. The Trump administration wouldn’t want K12 students to construct an educated opinion by themselves. They wouldn’t want educated voters.

What is the Antidote? #REMOTE LEARNING
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JOIN AN ONLINE #STEAM #STEM #K12 #COVID19 PROJECT
Our  History
K12 Students can PROVE Their  KNOWLEDGE without THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INVOLVED.

Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students’ biometric data

SECURITY

WANT YOUR CHECK? IT turns out New Jersey needs COBOL programmers!

Better Get your Ham Radio in order and yes
#STEM #K12 #EdTech, #Technology, #Science, #Engineering, #Arts
Radio nerds: HF pirate broadcasters out in full force tonight, on 6950 and 6970 KHz.

REPUBLICANS DON’T WANT YOU TO VOTE BY MAIL SO THEY SHUT DOWN USPS.

Make sure the Post Office works so we can  Vote By Mail and Get our Checks
We need to be able to vote without getting sick. Being able to vote by mail so that we don’t get sick and keeping the post offices open and delivering the mail so we get our ballots and our checks. Go to Represent.Us/VoteAtHome to request your mail-in ballot. You can also call your senator to support Vote at Home. #VoteAtHome.

Pelosi wants ‘vote by mail’ provisions in next coronavirus bill. Republicans do everything possible to make sure they do NOT allow mail in voting because they will definitely lose the election if people can vote.

GOP chairman says mail elections hurt Republicans, is accused of voter suppression. Their whole campaign is based on voter suppression.

TRUMP OPPOSES VOTING BY MAIL

NO MONEY FOR THE USPS POSTAL SERVICE postal service could shutter by June 2020 amid coronavirus

US Postal Service plans to close 3,653 post offices. Here’s a list.

Bernie Sanders Warns Total Economic Collapse Will Be More Expensive Than Paying Workers, Reducing Health Care Costs Amid Coronavirus

Sanders calls for $2,000 monthly payments, suspending some bills amid pandemic

If you’re ‘essential’ enough to work through a pandemic, you’re essential enough to be paid a living wage. Employers can do whatever they want and employees are told to consider themselves lucky to even have a job.

Public Health Emergency Fund

OLIGARCHY

On Feb 5, HHS Secretary Azar requested $2 billion to buy respirator masks & other supplies for the national stockpile Trump cut that request by 75% Now a mask shortage is forcing healthcare workers to use bandanas & scarves Florida asked for and got everything

Here Are the 51 Republican Senators Who Just Voted Against Expanding Paid Sick Leave to All Workers

How one elite New York medical provider got its patients coronavirus tests

Limiting Trump’s Screen Time Isn’t ‘Censorship,’ It’s Journalism

George Orwell 1984 “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped.

Jared Kushner Once Controlled a Firm Now Running a Coronavirus Testing Website

Does Jared Kushner’s Coronavirus Task Force Violate the Law?

Not on Fox News Jared Kushner’s Company Strong-arms Tenants While Seeking Leniency for Itself

Jared Kushner’s ventilator remarks contradicted a government website. Hours later, the site was changed. The first son-in-law would have you believe that the federal stockpile is “not supposed to be states’ stockpiles.”
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/15271

Here was the original text on the website:

Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.

When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, this repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies simultaneously

It was changed to:

The Strategic National Stockpile’s role is to supplement state and local supplies during public health emergencies. Many states have products stockpiled, as well. The supplies, medicines, and devices for life-saving care contained in the stockpile can be used as a short-term stopgap buffer when the immediate supply of adequate amounts of these materials may not be immediately available.

Duckworth Leads Call For Investigation Into Suspicious Deletion Of Online Information On The Strategic National Stockpile

Trump  FAILS

Draft Dodger calls himself a a “Wartime President” because he loves role play and acting in his reality TV show that gets ratings.

Trump fires the intelligence community’s inspector general, because he forwarded the whistleblower complaint that ultimately got Trump impeached.

March 9 2020 “Trump on when Americans get expect their lives to get back to normal: “I hope very soon … could have been stopped pretty easily if we had known, if everybody had known about it, a number of months before people started reading about it.” Larry Kudlow says US has contained the coronavirus and the economy is holding up nicely

TRUMP failed on testing, failed on self-quarantining & failed on masks.

OMG the Surgeon General shows you how to make a face mask out of Tshirt as if the government is finally getting up to speed on masks Trump refuses to wear one. He doesn’t have to stay home he can refuse, his family can refuse, they do what ever they want.

The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History, and It’s All Trump’s Fault

Fox News reportedly fears its early downplaying of COVID-19 leaves it open to lawsuits

Trump didn’t know about it. Who knew? Nobody knew and anyway he didn’t have time to fight COVID19 – he was too busy, he was distracted by the impeachment. So I guess he knew right cause he admits to not paying attention.

White House economists warned Trump administration about risks from pandemic

“What could the federal government be doing?
Title I and Title III of the Defense Production Act should be immediately invoked to prioritize and increase domestic production of ventilators and personal protective equipment. Here’s how:

How to design a lockdown | The Japan Times

The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming

US Navy removes Captain Brett Crozier who raised alarm
Capt Brett Crozier had pleaded for quarantine to prevent deaths aboard a US aircraft carrier.

NYC Health COVID-19 data now available on GitHub
A curated list of awesome covid19 data sources, tools and scripts and other awesomeness.

Exclusive: U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak
The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-funded health and science experts on the ground there leading up to the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters has learned.

Meng Introduces Resolution to Denounce Anti-Asian Sentiment Caused by Coronavirus NNABA Condemns Anti-Asian Bigotry and Violence During COVID-19 Crisis

One thing Hawaiians know about is epidemics.

4/1/2020 Fabulous Asians from TAIWAN
Taiwan government just donated 3 millions masks to USA
Taiwan premier says COVID-19 should be called ‘Wuhan pneumonia’
Taiwan premier says China’s insistence on changing coronavirus name shows lack of confidence. Taiwan Battles WHO and China Over Coronavirus

Senior WHO official dodges questions about Taiwan’s WHO membership; praises China

NTD  AND NTD – CHINA

  1. Steve Bannon’s Huawei Film ‘Claws of the Red Dragon’ Screens on China in Focus
  2. How CCP Muzzles Reporters In Wuhan
  3. The Closing of 21 Million Cell Phone Accounts in China May Suggest a High CCP Virus Death Toll
  4. Hubei Doctor: Hospital Fakes Recovery Rate
  5. Chinese Authorities Require Government Offices to Destroy Data Related to Coronavirus Outbreak
  6. 21 MILLION China phones are missing
  7. Leaked files reveal 20x more CCP virus cases than officially reported in Wuhan, China
  8. Wuhan doctor who went public over spread of coronavirus ‘goes missing’
  9. China’s Appointment to UN Human Rights Council Panel Draws Heavy Criticism — Human Rights Council that …
  10. As Lockdown Measures in China Ease, Travelers Without Symptoms Spread Virus Further
  11. China Will Now Report Cases of Asymptomatic Virus Carriers After Initially Denying Risks
  12. ‘Down With the Communist Party’: Chinese Student Stands up to Regime, Then Disappears
  13. “Bats carry this stuff, and they literally eat bats. Stop eating bats!” @LindseyGrahamSC demands China shut down wet markets.
  14.  Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth

WALL STREET

If the world is a college of corporations” there haven’t been free markets since the 60s.
1979: “The world is a business, Mr. Beale. A college of corporations.
2020: Free markets are dead.
I’m Mad As Hell And I’m Not Going To Take IT Anymore
Mr. Beale actually does nothing about it.

Wall Street’s Crisis Began Four Months Before the First Reported Death from Coronavirus in China; Here’s the Proof

Unsanitized: Private Equity Licks Its Chops

Charles Koch Network Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies

The $649 billion the US spent on fossil fuel subsidies was “more than the country’s defense budget & 10 times the federal spending for education.” Why do we subsidize America’s biggest polluters? Because they subsidize America’s most powerful politicians.

One of the biggest culprits of Amazon destruction is a US company, Blackstone, whose CEO is close friends with Trump and bankrolls the US Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell.

Trump doner Betsy DeVoss appointed Secretary of the Department of Education brother Erik Prince  Founder Of Blackwater, Is Setting Up A Private Army For China,
The controversial Blackwater founder says he is setting up two bases in China, but his company says “this does not involve armed personnel.”

Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline
The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment

Wall Street Had Cut 68,000 Jobs and Received Trillions in Emergency Loans Prior to COVID-19 Anywhere in the World

Kelly Loeffler stock sales: Georgia senator sold at least $18 million more than previously reported

The (New) Great Depression
Why America’s Response to Coronavirus Adds Disaster to Catastrophe

Private equity firms lobbied Congress, Treasury in bailout push

$$$$$ HEALTH CARE JOBS – VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND HIS HEALTH CARE POLICY

My dad’s an ER doctor. He just got off of a conference call. His hospital is cutting his salary – and everyone else’s that works on the front lines – because they’re losing money from non-COVID patients. Cutting medical personnels’ salaries right now. I mean… what the fuck?

VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating.

Covid-19 Changed How the World Does Science, Together sparks a biotech arms race. NYT paywall
The Majority of America’s Favorite Grocery Chains Are (Mostly) Non-Union Oh yes, the US economy, in its majestic equality, allows the rich as well as the poor to expose themselves to a dangerous, novel virus in exchange for low wage work.

Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent ‘misleading data’ being shown to pilots

Citigroup, an Admitted Felon with a History of Abusing Customers, Is Handling Billions from the Stimulus Bill

There is no greater illustration of corporate America’s moral decay than Amazon

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

Coronavirus: ‘Not smart’ memo shows Amazon‘s union stance
The firm’s lawyer says his comments were personal, spoken out of emotional frustration.

NYC mayor orders investigation of Amazon’s firing of strike organizer

From Friend Jonathan A Weiss

‘Like a f—ing slave ship’: Lawyer details horrific conditions at Rikers Island jails amid COVID-19

*Mashpee Wampanoag tribe faces double crisis: COVID-19 and feds*

NNABA Condemns Anti-Asian Bigotry and Violence During COVID-19 Crisis “The National Native American Bar Association stands with its brothers and sisters of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in denouncing the sudden rise of anti-Asian sentiment, bigotry and violence in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis,” said *NNABA President Robert O. Saunooke*.
Trump  just withdrew recognition from a tribe he said wasn’t Indian because they didn’t look “Indian” and that he probably was more Indian – to destroy competition from a Chump labeled casino.

Malaysian ministry apologises for ‘avoid nagging’ lockdown tips for women #WomenPreventCovid19

‘Complete collapse of economies’ ahead as Africa faces virus
We will see a complete collapse of economies and livelihoods.
Livelihoods will be wiped out in a way we have never seen before,” she warned.

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

U.S. President Donald Trump golfed several times and held a number of rallies after learning about the threat.

FACT CHECK: Trump, ‘wartime’ pandemic leader or ‘backup’?
Is he a wartime president or a backup point man? President Donald Trump seems to go back and forth

Trump cabinet Bible Teacher Blames Coronavirus Pandemic On God’s Wrath – Somehow It Involves China, Gay People, And Environmentalists:

GOP GRIFTER OLD PARTY
Republican Party of Death

Howard-Browne Arrested!
JESUS CAN’T SAVE YOU

Howard-Browne WILL move future worship online, but the county later ended its effort to apply limits on large gatherings to religious services.

A Florida statewide order described religious gatherings as essential.
Essential Business THEN
TAX THEM – TAX THEM
Why aren’t they paying taxes?

As COVID-19 rages, evangelical pastor organization is planning to contact and convert isolated indigenous groups in remote Amazon tribes

Paul Michael Weyrich was an American religious conservative political activist and commentator, most notable as a figurehead of the New Right.

“[black man becomes president] right-wing pastors: ANTICHRIST IS UPON US [philandering idiot money vacuum becomes president, puts son in law with “666” skyscraper in charge of mideast peace; economy collapses; viral pandemic wracks earth; locusts swarm] right-wing pastors: MAGA”

Paul Weyrich – “I don’t want everybody to vote”

The Man Who Mobilized The Evangelical Vote

 

Jobs – 2020 Pandemic SIP Hiring List for unemployed InfoSec professionals

FIND A REMOTE INFOSEC JOB

@Rob Fuller ( https://twitter.com/mubix ) who hosts a hiring page around major security conferences like ShmooCon and DerbyCon around the U.S. has started a

2020 Pandemic SIP Hiring List for unemployed InfoSec professionals

ONLY POST IF YOU CAN REMOTE INTERVIEW AND REMOTE HIRE FOR REMOTE WORK

The 2020 Unofficial Pandemic Shelter-In-Place Hiring List.
To get on the list is just complete the following form <here>

This is  definitely worth a look if you’re looking for work in these uncertain times.

One of the hard things about this pandemic is many people are either losing
their jobs or having a hard time finding a new one in general. It was suggested that I make one of these during this time.

CYBERSECURITY

“The explosive expansion of remote work during this pandemic, amplifying even further our already inescapable dependence on secure, robust digital platforms, underscores how critical it is that we not weaken or discourage basic security mechanisms such as cryptography.” ~ matt blaze

10 Years ago

Cobol Your universities and institutions, thought leaders, prominent folks would never be interested in these or speak about these. It’s a huge failure on all fronts IMHO. Neither have we modernized, nor are we prepared to continue to run these legacy tech/systems well.

NOW New Jersey needs COBOL programmers!

NJ’s 40-year-old system increases delays for unemployment checks amid coronavirus crisis

New Jersey officials vowed Saturday to speed up the processing of unemployment claims despite relying on a 40-year-old computer system that has been overwhelmed by the record number of requests due to the coronavirus crisis.
Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo said a plan to increase phone lines, train additional staff to handle claims and provide laptops to workers at home will help ease the crushing amount of claims being sought amid the economic meltdown brought upon by the virus.
“There is nothing I want more than to put your hard-earned benefits into your family budget sooner,” he said at Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily coronavirus briefing.
Recently jobless New Jerseyans have experienced heavy lag times or issues while trying to collect unemployment insurance, partly due to a “clunky” 1980s computer system that the Department of Labor still depends upon to process claims and issue checks.
“We literally have a system that is forty-plus years old,” Murphy said.
“There will be lots of postmortems and one of them on our list will be: how did we get here when we literally need COBOL programmers,” Murphy said of the outdated computer language.

Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker)
This is like the unrealistic movie trope we all chuckle at in which a few badasses in their 70s have to come out of retirement to save the world because a long-forgotten horror has resurfaced and they’re the only ones who know anything about it. https://t.co/cyHU7JwlMj

The governor of New Jersey just put out the call on live TV that he is desperate for Cobol programmers right now.

COBOL Is Everywhere. Who Will Maintain It?

Think COBOL is dead? About 95 percent of ATM swipes use COBOL code, Reuters reported in April, and the 58-year-old language even powers 80 percent of in-person transactions. In fact, Reuters calculates that there’s still 220 billion lines of COBOL code currently being used in production today, and that every day, COBOL systems handle $3 trillion in commerce. Back in 2014, the prevalence of COBOL drew some concern from the trade newspaper American Banker.

Cyber Version of ‘Justice League’ Launches to Fight COVID-19 Related Hacks
Goal is to help organizations – especially healthcare entities – protect against cybercriminals trying to take advantage of the pandemic.

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff emails during coronavirus

Hacking forum gets hacked for the second time in a year

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Pandemic defense, analysis and data

Coronavirus Pandemic defense, analysis and data

April 3 2020 Boeing has temporarily closed its helicopter and tiltrotor manufacturing sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as part of wider company and national efforts to help contain the coronavirus pandemic. The shutdown of the Ridley Township facility affects the CH/MH-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey, and MH-139A Grey Wolf production lines, and will last for two weeks from 3 April through to 20 April. Defence and commercial services work and engineering design activities are also performed at the site, and are similarly affected. Source: Boeing

April 3 2020 Covid-19: Disrupted VBIED attack plot targeting hospital indicates weaponisation of virus by far-right extremists in the United State
On 24 March, an individual identified as 36-year-old Timothy R. Wilson, who allegedly plotted to conduct a VBIED attack targeting a hospital, died during an FBI operation in Belton, Missouri.
Posts allegedly written by Wilson and other members of a far-right movement on Telegram demonstrate the literal and rhetorical weaponisation of Covid-19, which has become a force multiplier for neo-Nazi action and rhetoric.

April  3 2020 Lockheed Martin set to receive new PrSM development contract. The US Army is set to award Lockheed Martin with an enhanced technology maturation risk reduction (E-TMRR) contract for its Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) prototyping effort after Raytheon exited the competition.

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