Daniel Andrews reveals Victorian roadmap …Restrictions no substitute for strengthening contact tracing, Federal Government says – ABC News

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-06/victoria-roadmap-from-stage-4-coronavirus-restrictions-melbourne/12634546

Restrictions no substitute for strengthening contact tracing, Federal Government says

In a joint statement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Treasurer Josh
Frydenberg and Health Minister Greg Hunt said the Federal Government would like to see restrictions in Victoria “lifted as soon as it is safe to do so”,…

… “In NSW, this has enabled the Berejiklian Government to respond to multiple outbreaks while permitting businesses and people to carry out their daily lives in

a CovidSafe way,” the statement said.

“This is the way forward. Restrictions are not substitutes for strengthening health systems to cope with the virus.”

… the Victorian Premier said 93 per cent of positive cases were being interviewed within 24 hours of the health department learning of
their case.

… Contact tracing data released by the Victorian Government on Saturday stated that 99 per cent of known close contacts of positive cases were notified

within 48 hours of the department learning of the case…

Did Pompeo Breach the Hatch Act and State Department Regulations? – Global Research

https://www.globalresearch.ca/did-pompeo-breach-hatch-act-state-department-regulations/5722244

On Tuesday, Pompeo addressed the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem, his remarks prerecorded. See below on what he said.

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Was his unprecedented act by a US secretary of state unlawful?

According to the 1939 Hatch Act, US executive branch employees are prohibited from engaging in political activities or using federal funds for this purpose — except for the president and vice president.

In US Civil Service Commission v. National Association of Letter Carriers (1973), the Supreme Court upheld the Hatch Act by a 6 – 3 majority.

Justices William Brennan, William Douglas and Thurgood Marshall dissented. According to Douglas:

“It is no concern of government what an employee does in his or her spare time, whether religion, recreation, social work or politics is his hobby, unless what he or she does impairs efficiency or other facets of the merits of his job.”

The above three justices also noted that limiting First Amendment rights should not be a federal employment requirement — other than what may be “narrowly tailored” to prohibiting a specific activity.

Under 3 FAM 4123.3, State Department “employees, spouses, and family members are prohibited from engaging in any partisan political activities abroad.”

“Partisan political rallies are not permitted on embassy or consulate premises.”

In response to Pompeo’s Tuesday address, House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Joaquin Castro initiated a probe into whether he breached federal law by addressing the GOP National Convention.

According to the State Department, none of its resources were used to prepare or deliver his remarks.

Castro claims he breached the Hatch Act and State Department regulations by engaging in partisan political activities from abroad that are related to US elections.

According to a December 2019 House Foreign Affairs Committee Office of the Legal Advisor:

“Senate-confirmed presidential appointees may not even attend a political party convention or convention-related event.”

In July, citing from a State Department memo signed by Pompeo, Castro said the following:

“It’s absolutely unacceptable that a sitting US Secretary of State, America’s top diplomat, would use official taxpayer-funded business to participate in a political party convention, particularly after the State Department published guidance that explicitly prohibits such activity.”

“This action is part of a pattern of politicization of US foreign policy, for which President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives, that undermines America’s standing in the world. The American people deserve a full investigation.”

Castro gave US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun until September 1 to submit answers in writing to the House Foreign Affairs Committee as to whether Pompeo used department resources to prepare and deliver his remarks — until September 10 to provide the committee with related documents and receipts.

According to McClatchy, Pompeo’s speech to the GOP National Convention “was cleared by four teams of lawyers,” citing ‘two (unnamed) sources close to the secretary,” adding:

His politically related speech delivered from abroad on official business “rais(ed) concerns in both Washington and Jerusalem, with two Israeli officials telling McClatchy that the event could aggravate a growing political divide over Israel in the United States.”

“His lawyer, the State Department lawyers, RNC lawyers, White House lawyers have all worked on his appearance to make sure it is completely lawful and appropriate, including screening and approving all of his remarks.”

Trump “personally requested that Pompeo make the speech, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.”

It was paid for by “his campaign and the Republican National Committee.”

Former Obama regime under secretary of state for political affairs Wendy Sherman said the following:

“Pompeo speaking from Jerusalem breaks multiple traditions and norms.”

“Secretaries of State, as far as I can find, have never appeared at a political convention.”

“Jerusalem should not be a prop in the Republican convention. Pompeo should not tarnish his office by this unprecedented action.”

His remarks included China bashing, falsely accusing its ruling authorities of committing “predatory aggression” — a longstanding US specialty.

Blaming Beijing for “covering up the ‘China virus’ and allowing it to spread death and economic destruction in America and around the world (sic)” is one of countless examples of how the US blames others for its own unlawful actions.

The SARS-Cov-2 virus that produces COVID-19 disease was made-in-the-USA and exported worldwide.

Pompeo also slammed nonbelligerent North Korea, ignoring two failed Kim Jong-un/Trump summits because of unacceptable US demands in return for hollow promises.

He lashed out against Iran, the Middle East’s leading proponent of peace, stability, and cooperative relations with other countries.

He falsely claimed that the Trump regime “wiped out…ISIS,” a jihadist group created and used by the US as proxy forces against targeted countries.

He praised Trump for abandoning the landmark INF agreement with Russia and JCPOA nuclear deal.

These and countless other US actions further global instability instead of stepping back from the brink of endless preemptive wars and other hostile actions that define Washington’s geopolitical agenda.

25 Skills That Are Going to be In Demand If We’re All thrown back On Our Own Resources – Preppgroup

https://preppgroup.home.blog/2020/08/20/25-skills-that-are-going-to-be-in-demand-if-were-all-thrown-back-on-our-own-resources/

Learning all 25 of them is probably beyond most of us, but if you get pretty good at three or four you should be able to barter your work for anything you need after the apocalypse.

1.Vehicle maintenance

Being able to keep cars on the road …

2. Electrics

3. Electronics

New York City Dead Forever | Call Me Stormy

https://callmestormy.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/new-york-city-dead-forever/

A massive increase in violence and real estate vacancies has sent New York City spiraling into an abyss that it may never recover from. At least that’s the dismal outlook from former hedge-fund manager James Altucher.

The five-month-plus coronavirus lockdown and the ridiculous defund the police debacle in the city has sparked a 176 percent rise in shootings and violence, and in turn an enormous downturn in real estate vacancies–122 percent decline, to be exact, and more than 13,000 empty apartments!

Victoria Covid-19

Comment by tonytran2015: Authority should close down or restrict and lift the standards on activities that spread the disease (age care, health care, meat work) while leaving alone activities which carry little risk (construction using heavy equipments). Location and time of outbreaks should be clearly publicized to facillitate tracing.

2020 Aug 20

Victoria has recorded 240 new coronavirus infections and 19 deaths.

Reporting entity
Totalconfirmed cases
Dailyconfirmed newcases
Totaldeaths Dailynewdeaths
Activecases*,TotalUntraceable,UnexpiredUntraceable**,

Reporting entity: Australian State of Victoria

(17446+240= 177686?) ,

Dailyconfirmed newcases 240,

Totaldeaths (363+19= 382?) 376, Dailynewdeaths 19,

Activecases 7155 (1 day old),

TotalUntraceable 3751 (1 day old).

UnexpiredUntraceable= 1748 (4 days old)

Obama Alums Lash Out After Trump Announces Israel-U.A.E Peace Deal

Comment by tonytran2015: A genocide of Palestinians ? (Making a credible “Deal of the Century”. posted 2019/04/21).

https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/13/obama-alums-lash-out-after-trump-announces-israel-u-a-e-peace-deal/

Prominent Democrats took to social media to lash out at President Donald Trump after Washington helped broker a historic peace deal normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The deal received high marks from national security experts—former White House Iran staffer and Foundation for Defense of Democracies adviser Rich Goldberg said it was “likely the greatest foreign policy achievement of any president in a generation.” And national security adviser Robert O’Brien even suggested the deal should make Trump a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Peak Idiocy: Wisconsin Government Agency Mandates Facemask Use For Virtual Zoom Meetings

https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/12/peak-idiocy-wisconsin-government-agency-mandates-facemask-use-for-virtual-zoom-meetings/

Even the CDC doesn’t recommend wearing a facemask while social distancing at home under most conditions.

Sheridan concluded, justifying the idiotic policy: “We ask staff to wear masks when on externally facing calls is that, taken out of context, a screenshot of a staff person or high ranking department official, if not properly attributed, could be misinterpreted to suggest that state employees are not properly following the Governor’s directive.”

So what is the DNR more scared of: the virus, or being caught not virtue signaling at the right time?

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Author: Tyler Durden

Victotia Covid-19

Comment by tonytran2015: Authority should close down or restrict and lift the standards on activities that spread the disease (age care, health care, meat work) while leaving alone activities which carry little risk (construction using heavy equipments). Location and time of outbreaks should be clearly publicized to facillitate tracing.

2020 Aug 12

Victoria has recorded 410 new coronavirus infections and 21 deaths.

Reporting entity
Totalconfirmed cases
Dailyconfirmed newcases
Totaldeaths Dailynewdeaths
Activecases*,TotalUntraceable,UnexpiredUntraceable**,

Reporting entity: Australian State of Victoria

15646, Dailyconfirmed newcases 410,

Totaldeaths 267, Dailynewdeaths 21,

Activecases 7877,

TotalUntraceable 2961.

UnexpiredUntraceable= 1748

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE IN 500+ MOBILE APPS TO SPY ON USERS: WSJ – FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

https://for-god-and-country.blog/2020/08/11/government-contractor-embedded-software-in-500-mobile-apps-to-spy-on-users-wsj/

Posted by NC Scout | Aug 11, 2020 | AP Staff, News and Links | 4 |

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/08/government-contractor-embedded-software-in-500-mobile-apps-to-spy-on-users-wsj/?

Sent in by a reader and student, this piece from Mediaite reinforces the need to understand just how much is out there collecting data on you.

Anomaly Six LLC has installed its proprietary software kit, or SDK, on hundreds of unnamed applications, according to the report in The Wall Street Journal. App makers allow companies to pay to install the software on their apps in order to track customers. The companies generally sell the data for advertisers to use in targeting customers.

Why would a defense contractor be in the business of selling advertisements? Because that’s a cover for action, that’s why. Its a legal loophole, disguising the real purpose behind the surveillance.

So while you’re browsing your favorite honeyp- err…social media platform, know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep in mind a few rules:

  1. If you don’t go looking for it, you don’t want it.
  2. The Targeting Cycle of Intelligence Collection (F3EA) is dependent on Patterns of Life.
  3. NOTHING IS FREE.
  4. Phones will get you killed.