Sunday, March 29, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
33 of the Day: Trump's Awful Pandemic Briefings
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic: LIHOP?
Obama team discussed need to anticipate requirements, stay ahead of challenges and provide resources quickly.
The goal was to acquaint Trump officials with how to coordinate around major incidents.
The pandemic role-playing scenario involved:
-"Novel influenza" with infections in Asia and Europe
-Efficient person-to-person transmission
-Insufficient lab capacities
-Lag time before it comes to U.S.
-Need for vaccine
In event of a pandemic, Trump team was told:
-Pandemics can start in other countries and don't respect borders
-Science must guide decisions
-Federal/state collaboration is key
-Consistent messaging needed
-Social distancing recommended
-"Days - and even hours - can matter"
Thirty Trump officials attended the exercise (Cabinet and senior White House staff).See also this piece.
This is very reminiscent of all the warnings to the Bush administration about 9/11 type attacks and the multiple NORAD drills that simulated hijacking attacks.
Like with 9/11 and the Bush administration, the question becomes-- is this really just "incompetence"? Or was there some malice here so they "let it happen on purpose" because they WANTED disaster?
Trump has previously said that only after everything crashes, can America be made "great again".
Monday, March 09, 2020
Trump and Putin Want Economic Collapse
Stock market is WAAYYY down this morning.
Partly because of Trump's buddy:
Watch for Putin taking advantage of the chaos and taking over some countries in Eastern Europe in the coming months...
We're so fucked.
Sunday, March 08, 2020
The WTC Collapse Still Hasn't Been Modeled in Real Life
I may have posted this before but it's good to revisit it.
The dude puts a lot of work into modeling the WTC destruction and apart from supporting the demolition theory, he does a nice job showing how the official crush down/crush up model is ridiculous.
I should add that I found this model in the video below after looking at this video above:
This model is extensively discussed at a Metabunk discussion page here.
Obviously there are many aspects to this very complicated WTC destruction event and it's incredibly hard to model the towers properly given scaling issues. But as noted above, one model that's been discussed a lot is the crush down - crush up concept (also see the video above). This model doesn't seem to show that. The top falls apart quite quickly rather than acting as a "piledriver" for the crush down phase.
Also, worth noting that this tower is super flimsy-- does anyone think it could survive the equivalent of a 767 slamming into its side?