In these days of distancing ...
I can't believe they're still around. I had a friend that was teaching English in China, had a Japanese girlfriend (Godzilla movie extra) and had never heard of them...hmmm, maybe he was the one that told me about them...
He lost it when John Lennon was murdered...
"A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies
The latest ...
#CyberSpaceWar Heats Up With Live Fire Exercises -
Apr 9, 2020Welcome to the 404th episode of New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:
Story #1: Massive “Live Fire" Exercise April 8 With Starlink Satellites
Air Force Just Conducted the First Test Of Its Advanced Battle Management System
Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites Light Up Skies Over The UK
Kissinger Calls For a New World Order (Again)
Trump’s Narcoterror Indictment of Maduro Already Backfires
NYT Parrots US Propaganda on Hezbollah in Venezuela
Story #2: Journalists Threatened, Detained As Multiple Countries Restrict Pandemic Coverage
Censorship of David Icke Is Waking People Up
YouTube Tightens Rules After David Icke 5G Interview
Social Media Crack Down On “Crazed” Conspiracies After 5G Masts Torched In Liverpool
New York Bans Zoom For Online Teaching, Advises Microsoft Teams
Story #3: Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity - Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet
Althea: “Faster, Cheaper, Decentralized Internet”
NWNW Flashback: Hong Kong Protesters Turn to Mesh Networks to Evade China’s Censorship (#October2, 2014)
And speaking of #CyberSpaceWar ...
Another month of quarantine and we'll all be ripe for the blast off ...
Netflix's new comedy series, 'Space Force' to premiere next month
Netflix announced that its new comedy series based on the concept of President Trump's newly launched space force will premiere next month.
The new series, starring famed comedic actor Steve Carell, will hit the streaming service on May 29, the company said on Wednesday.
Trump in 2018 directed the Pentagon to create a space force as the Department of Defense's sixth military service branch. The move has been a talking point for the president in the past, with supporters chanting "space force" at his rallies in the months following the directive.
According to The Associated Press, the new service was officially launched in late December 2019. Last month, it sent its first military communications satellite into space.
The series, also titled "Space Force," will follow Carell's character, a general who will head the new military branch, and other officials tasked with creating the "newest branch of the U.S. armed forces."
In addition to Carell, who portrayed the popular character Michael Scott in "The Office," the company said the series will also star actors John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Diana Silvers and Lisa Kudrow.
Netflix released its first trailer of the new show, which it described as a "workplace comedy," early last year.
"On June 18, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States armed forces," the trailer reads as "Also sprach Zarathustra," featured in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," plays in the background.
"The goal of the new branch is 'to defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks ... or something,' " it continues. "This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out."
The show is created by Carell with the help of Greg Daniels, a famed screenwriter, producer and former showrunner for "The Office."
SPACE FORCE Official Teaser Trailer
Some exercise and entertainment ...
Hiking With Kevin - Season 3 Compilation
Season 2 compilation of clips from Hiking With Kevin. Kevin Nealon chats with various celebrity guests as he hikes mostly through the canyons of Los Angeles.
Apr 9, 2020
Risky business ...
“If the candy thing doesn’t work out, remember you always have the dark,
damp hole in the ground to come back to.”
A global reset moment ...
Dmitry Orlov - Coronavirus Crisis: Danger and Opportunity
Apr 10, 2020
Dmitry Orlov discusses the danger and opportunity of the 2020 Coronavirus crisis. “There is a lot happening in the world all at once right now. The entire planet is rapidly reconfiguring itself. The world is begging for a new post-capitalist, post-industrial order to be born...” - a quote from Orlov's latest book 'The Meat Generation', published before the current crisis kicked off. The large scale, hierarchically-organised, and centrally controlled systems in energy, industry, transport, health, banking, politics – and more – upon which our modern societies depend, have once again proven dangerously unstable and inadequate when faced with serious challenges.
In the case of the current coronavirus meltdown, the real crisis has been the fear, panic, and craven capitulation with which so many have blindly reacted. Theories and speculation abound as to where all of this is taking us and just what a post-coronavirus future may hold. Based on events thus far, however, the wholesale compromise and loss of freedoms of speech, association, assembly, and travel, and the right to choose in health care, appears entirely possible. Whatever happens, a comprehensive return to 'business as usual' seems highly unlikely. The planet is indeed being reconfigured, in ways that are only just beginning to make themselves known.