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  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices on Safely Reopening America’s Schools

    07/08/2020 9:21:12 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and best practices on safely reopening America’s schools. The discussion centered on addressing both the holistic health and the learning objective of our Nation’s students.Vice President Pence discussed best practices with our Nation’s governors on limiting the COVID-19 spread while keeping America open, including encouraging Americans to adhere to state and local guidelines and to wear face coverings when social distancing...
  • How Much Failure Can Congress Overlook?

    06/29/2020 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mytheos Holt
    Talk to any D.C. denizen about the actual close-up view of the federal government they get, and inevitably something like the following question will come up: “Surely, people in politics know the system is broken? Why isn’t anyone doing anything to fix the numerous manifest failures of governance/policy/spending, etc?”  And inevitably, if your interlocutor is honest, they’ll be forced to give something like the following answer: “Yes, things are broken, but they’re not broken enough for anyone in D.C. to care, yet. Too much money is riding on all sides of every policy question for truth to prevail until it...
  • Pentagon's top technology officials resign

    06/23/2020 3:38:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/2020 | eileen mitchell
    The Pentagon’s top technology official and his deputy are resigning next month, a Defense Department official confirmed on Tuesday. Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's first undersecretary of research and engineering, and his deputy, Lisa Porter, will leave July 10, the official said. The resignations were first reported by Inside Defense. Griffin, who took on the role in early 2018, and Porter said in a letter to staff that “a private-sector opportunity has presented itself to us, offering an opportunity we have decided to pursue together,” Defense News reported. “It has been a pleasure leading this great team over the past few...
  • There are as many National Guard members activated in the US as there are active duty troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan

    06/01/2020 4:49:40 PM PDT · by edwinland · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ryan Browne
    As thousands across the US take to the streets for another day of protests demanding justice for George Floyd, more than 17,000 members of the National Guard are standing ready to support local law enforcement. That represents approximately the same number of active duty troops deployed in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
  • Not Aliens, but Maybe Drones? New Reports Detail U.S. Navy’s UFO Encounters

    05/19/2020 1:34:46 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 34 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    In one particular report from March 2014, which refers to the UFOs as “unidentified aerial devices,” a pilot described seeing a “metallic object” that was “small in size, approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in color.” The pilot apparently came within only 1,000 feet of the object, but “was unable to positively determine the identity of the aircraft.” The pilot then “attempted to regain visual contact with the aircraft, but was unable.”
  • That moment when you realize that your tinfoil hat wearing friend was right about everything.

    05/16/2020 5:14:49 PM PDT · by EasySt · 163 replies
    Madison Area Lyme Support Group ^ | 05/16/2020 | EasySt
    I've known this was coming for a long time now, and it's one of those things that gets me marked as a tin foil hat wearing nutjob. But here we are. And Dad is here with me! The ApiJect syringes come with an optional RFID tag so that health care workers can track the GPS location and identity of the individual being injected. Via the website: With an optional RFID/NFC tag on each BFS prefilled syringe, ApiJect will make this possible. Before giving an injection, the healthcare worker will be able to launch a free mobile app and...
  • DOD Harrasses Navy SEAL

    05/03/2020 7:37:00 AM PDT · by 54fighting · 15 replies
    Why is the Department of Defense harassing a Navy SEAL for telling the story of Cairo, the dog he trained and cornered Bin Laden on the raid into Pakistan? Will Chesney, a 13-year Navy SEAL veteran who served as both an assaulter and dog handler, recently co-authored “No Ordinary Dog: My Partner From the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid” alongside journalist Joe Layden. The book tells the true story of Chesney’s military working dog, Cairo, and their career together through training, combat, and retirement. St. Martin’s Press published the much-anticipated memoir on April 21, 2020. It became an...
  • Democrats Are Using Your Tax Dollars To Silence You and Defeat President Trump in 2020.

    05/02/2020 2:22:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    05/02/20 | vanity
    A little background first:The Deep State's  Department of Defence and CIA  (e.g., Clinton, Obama and more) backed the development of LifeLog, a social media site intended to surveille the public electronically by getting them to volunteer and share socially information that the weaponized intel would harvest.See if you can perceive the similarities between DARPA's LifeLog program and Facebook:LIFELOG captures, stores, and makes accessible the flow of one person's experience in and interactions with the world in order to support a broad spectrum of associates/assistants and other system capabilities. The objective of the LifeLog concept was "to be able to trace...
  • Biden Will ‘Direct the U.S. Department of Defense to Allow Transgender Service Members to Serve Openly’

    04/26/2020 8:56:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 26, 2020 | CNSNews Staff
    ( - Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he becomes president he will restore the policy followed during the Obama Administration that allowed transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military. “In June 2016, the Obama-Biden Administration overturned the ban on transgender individuals serving openly, without hiding their gender identity,” says “ The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World ,” which is posted on Biden’s campaign website. “But Trump reversed this policy, barring transgender patriots from serving openly,” says the Biden plan. “This is discriminatory and detrimental to our national security,”...
  • Pentagon blasts ABC: No, we didn’t warn White House of COVID-19 in November

    04/09/2020 7:11:22 AM PDT · by rxsid · 19 replies ^ | 04.09.2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Pentagon blasts ABC: No, we didn’t warn White House of COVID-19 in November Ed MorrisseyPosted at 8:41 am on April 9, 2020Not only is it rare for intelligence agencies to issue public comments on its operation, it’s even rarer to have them do so to claim they missed a major issue. Yesterday, ABC News claimed that the DIA had warned the White House about the coronavirus outbreak in “late November.” The alleged report from the National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), based on “wire and computer intercepts, focused on the threat to US forces in the Asia theater.
  • Navy Secretary who flew 8,000 miles to smear fired Theodore Roosevelt captain as 'naive' and 'stupid' in furious leaked speech to sailors offers to QUIT - and now Defense Secretary is considering whether to accept it 

    04/07/2020 12:44:45 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 33 replies ^ | 04/07/2020 | Emily Goodin
    Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly offered his resignation Tuesday as lawmakers pressured President Donald Trump to take action in the wake of Modly's profanity-laced tirade to the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Modly submitted his resignation letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday after meeting with his him one-on-one, Politico reported. Neither Esper nor the White House pressured Modly to resign, an official told the website, and it is unclear whether Esper will accept it.
  • Influenza Vaccination and Respiratory Virus Interference Among Department of Defense Personnel

    03/28/2020 5:35:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Pub-Med ^ | 01.10.20 | Greg G Wolff
    Purpose: Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference. Test-negative study designs are often utilized to calculate influenza vaccine effectiveness. The virus interference phenomenon goes against the basic assumption of the test-negative vaccine effectiveness study that vaccination does not change the risk of infection with other respiratory illness, thus potentially biasing vaccine effectiveness results in the positive direction. This study aimed to investigate virus interference by comparing respiratory virus status among Department of Defense personnel based on their influenza vaccination status. Furthermore, individual respiratory viruses and their association with influenza vaccination...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate the Following Individuals to Key Administration Posts

    02/26/2020 5:42:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | February 26, 2020 | White House
    Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:Matthew Donovan of Virginia, to be the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.Matthew Donovan currently serves as Under Secretary of the Air Force, and was acting Secretary of the Air Force from June to October, 2019.  Previously, Colonel Donovan served as Majority Policy Director and Professional Staff Member for the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, where his responsibilities included advising the Chairman on regional affairs and legislative policy, as well as oversight of the Department of Defense fixed-wing...
  • DARPA to develop hypersonic 'Glide Breaker' that would knock missile threats out of the sky

    02/25/2020 6:49:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/25/2020 | Christopher Carbone
    The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for a system that would knock threatening missiles out of the sky. A company called Aerojet Rocketdyne was awarded $19.6 million to develop “enabling technologies” for the system, which will be known as Glide Breaker, it said earlier this month. “Advancing hypersonic technology is a national security imperative,” Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president, said in a statement. “Our team is proud to apply our decades of experience developing hypersonic and missile propulsion technologies to the Glide Breaker program.” The Glide Breaker program is part of America’s efforts to counteract...
  • DoD Adopts Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence

    02/24/2020 11:03:23 AM PST · by DTAD · 6 replies
    The U.S. Department of Defense officially adopted a series of ethical principles for the use of Artificial Intelligence today following recommendations provided to Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper by the Defense Innovation Board last October.
  • Defense Department expected to announce billions more will go to border wall

    02/10/2020 10:22:54 AM PST · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    WREG ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2020 | CNN WIRE
    The Defense Department, under White House pressure, is expected to announce this week that billions more in Pentagon funds will go toward the border wall, according to an administration official. A senior Defense official also told CNN that a major announcement about the border will made this week... Last year, President Trump declared a national emergency, allowing him to unlock billions of dollars in federal funds to mount additional barriers along the US-Mexico border. While efforts to pull from several government accounts has been met with legal challenges, the administration has pressed forward. In January, the Pentagon received a request...
  • Lawmakers push back at Pentagon's possible Africa drawdown

    01/19/2020 6:37:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 19 2020 | Kyle Balluck
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper's plan to draw down U.S. forces in Africa is facing increased pushback on Capitol Hill. The top Democrat and Republican on the House Armed Services Committee have joined numerous lawmakers calling on Esper to stop a planned reduction of the 6,000 to 7,000 troops fighting militant terrorist groups on the continent and instead keep the forces in an effort to better counter Russian and Chinese aggression. “A decrease in our investment now may result in the need for the United States to reinvest at many more times the cost down the road,” Armed Services Committee Chairman...
  • Federal Agency: White House Violated Law by Withholding Military Aid to Ukraine

    01/16/2020 10:42:45 AM PST · by blueyon · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/16/20 | Joshua Caplan
    The White House violated the law by temporarily withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine, said a Government Accountability Office report published on Thursday. “In the summer of 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withheld from obligation funds appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) for security assistance to Ukraine,” the eight-page watchdog report read. “Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). The withholding was...
  • Space Force Bible Blessing At National Cathedral Sparks Outrage

    01/13/2020 11:11:14 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 39 replies ^ | January 13, 20205:43 PM ET | David Welna
    The blessing of what's being called "the official Bible for the new U.S. Space Force" at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday is drawing an outpouring of criticism on social media and condemnation from a prominent religious freedom advocacy group. "The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) condemns, in as full-throated a manner as is humanly possible, the shocking and repulsive display of only the most vile, exclusivist, fundamentalist Christian supremacy," MRFF founder and president Mikey Weinstein wrote in a statement denouncing the Bible blessing. "The utilization of a Christian bible to 'swear in' commanders of the new Space Force or...
  • Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test

    11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia
    ( – In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.” “It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report . On the other side of the...