[ECP] Educational CyberPlayGround NetHappenings Newsletter 5-13-2020





  1. WSU professor says IRS is breaking privacy laws by mining social media
  2. Forbes says Commerce head overstated wealth by $2 billion


Thanks Jon! This is very fun!
Radio Garden: listening to St. Croix USVI The link takes you to a global view of the earth with little green dots, each of which is a radio station. Just click and listen! Unbelievable! Go anywhere listen in real time.

New York Fed Paper Finds Pandemic a Century Ago Fueled Nazi Rise
The effect was also stronger in areas where anti-Jewish sentiment had deep roots. “The correlation between influenza mortality and the vote share won by right-wing extremists is stronger in regions that had historically blamed minorities, particularly Jews, for medieval plagues,” the paper noted.

Billionaire Stuns CNBC Host: “Let Them Get Wiped Out”

IRS mistakenly sends stimulus checks to foreign workers
With no clear guidance on how to return it, foreign workers are holding onto the money or racing to spend it before the Internal Revenue Service realizes the mistake.
Weiner on Twitter: “…This is *exactly* the kind of sh^t the @nytimes was talking about in my interview. This isn’t even an American company. If it is a company, it’s not decentralized and TRON is a security. Yo @HesterPeirce what gives?

DoNotPay – The World’s First Robot Lawyer

How to get a scientific paper for free

Insane people on Social Media
GOP Ohio State Rep Won’t Wear Mask Because He Was “Created In God’s Image” And God Doesn’t Wear One – Ohio State Rep. Nino Vitale, who says he doesn’t want to wear a mask because God doesn’t wear one either.
YouTube deletes conspiracy theorist David Icke’s channel

In the Heart of the Storm: The Resilience of Culture | Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This is the most mind boggling thing I’ve learned during Covid 19

Trump’s grandfather died in the 1918 flu pandemic and the subsequent life insurance policy that paid out created the Trump fortune.
First American generation patriarch: “[O]n May 29, 1918, while walking with his son Fred, Trump [age 49] suddenly felt extremely sick and was rushed to bed. The next day, he was dead. What was first diagnosed as pneumonia… (con’t)
Trump administration buries detailed CDC advice on reopening GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators

This is stunning to watch: 60 Minutes details a “political disinformation campaign” that went from Matt Gaetz to Tucker Carlson to OAN to Trump and killed one of the most important virology program.

“We have conscripted essential workers [food/medical/etc] to protect us in a way similar to the military, but have not made the “draft” in any way fair or protected or compensated those who have been drafted in any way approaching fairness.”

Youtube: How dishonest politics upended a coronavirus researcher’s funding

YOUTUBE How Trump is profiteering off the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak

Medication Shortages Are the Next Crisis

How Profit and Incompetence Delayed N95 Masks While People Died at the VA

Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation’s food supply even as workers got sick and died. Yet the plants have increasingly been exporting to China while U.S. consumers face shortages, a Reuters analysis of government data…

Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus

  1. Elephant and rhino poaching ‘is driven by China’s economic boom’
  2. Is China Secretly Poaching Elephants in Africa?
  3. Asia’s Poaching Crisis
  4. Pangolin Poaching: The Brutal Reality
  5. China–Tanzania relations
  6. YOUTUBE Wuhan Virus Lab Quietly Deletes Photos to Avoid Responsibility
  7. Youtube China vaccine scandals; Coronavirus follows CCP ties
  8. Coronavirus Australia: Wuhan lab link to COVID-19 pandemic unfounded, says Australian intelligence
  9. China’s self-declared districts in South China Sea illegal, says DFA
  10. Patient 00 of at least 31 countries were found to be imported from China

Former Ghana government officials sentenced to jail for doing business with NSO Group
Lawmakers meet during a session of Parliament in Accra, Ghana. Former government officials in Ghana were sentenced to jail for doing business with NSO Group.

: “EXCLUSIVE: I’m blowing the lid off of NSO Group affiliate Circles and a company in London that suspiciously looks like a front for the hacking/surveillance firm. Both are planting roots in the US. Multiple huge developments: https://t.co/UZBlVsUKHn” /

U.S. airlines tell crews not to force passengers to wear masks


There is a hard limit to the things that blockchains can or should do, and that limit is when it is used to describe people. I love watching people go through the “commoditize humans” line of thought. It’s absolutely adorable. Eventually you grow up and realize that that’s … actually pretty f’ing evil and it shouldn’t be done.”

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In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers

Seizing the commanding heights: the PLA Strategic Support Force in Chinese military power: Journal of Strategic Studies DOI

US Marshals Service exposed prisoner details in security breach

BlackRock Begins Buying Junk Bond ETFs for the Fed Today: It’s Already at Work for the Central Bank of Israel

Nobody cares what larry summers thinks about anything except maybe his dead friend Jeffery Epstein
“I think the problems we have now with money involve too much privacy,” Lawrence H. Summers, former Treasury Secretary at #ConsensusDistributed “I think the last objective of government policy should be the promotion of anonymity with respect to large financial transactions.”

Corporate Looting as ‘Rescue Plan,’ Robber Barons as ‘Saviors’

U.S. has no need to buy back debt, will take advantage of low interest rates: Mnuchin
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he sees no need for the country to buy back debt and that he plans to borrow money long-term to lock in low interest rates, as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the economy.

Counter Punch Congress Sets Up Taxpayers to Eat $454 Billion of Wall Street’s Losses, Where is the Outrage?

It Doesn’t Pay to Be Too Ethical

Combination prevention for COVID-19
By Myron S. Cohen, Lawrence Corey
May 8 2020

Why America Can Make Semiconductors But Not Swabs
U.S. factories are as productive as ever but they’ve lost the process knowledge needed to retool quickly in a crisis.

How to Reopen the Economy by Exploiting the Coronavirus’s Weak Spot
People can work in two-week cycles, on the job for four days then, by the time they might become infectious, 10 days at home in lockdown.

Secretive Jasons to offer advice on how to reopen academic labs shut by pandemic

The Plandemic video and Judy Mikovits is Fact Checked and Debunked