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  1. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa-spying/u-s-spy-agency-tapped-german-chancellery-for-decades-wikileaks-idUSKCN0PI2AD20150709 WikiLeaks published what it said were three NSA intercepts of Merkel’s conversations, and data it said listed telephone numbers for the chancellor, her aides, her office and even her fax machine. “The names associated with some of the targets indicate that spying on the Chancellery predates Angela Merkel as it includes staff of former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (in office 1998-2002), and his predecessor Helmut Kohl,” WikiLeaks added in a statement. The intercepts detailed communications from Merkel in 2009 on the international financial crisis, with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates in 2009 on Iran, and with advisers in 2011 on the euro zone crisis. The targeted phone numbers included those for the cellphones of senior officials at the chancellery and included that of Ronald Pofalla, Merkel’s former chief of staff, WikiLeaks said. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28243933 https://www.infoworld.com/article/2609310/apple--cisco--dell-unhappy-over-alleged-nsa-back-doors-in-their-gear.html Germany's Der Spiegel newsmagazine reported Monday that the U.S. National Security Agency has for years compromised a wide range of hardware devices, including PCs, iPhones, hard drives, and network routers, as part of its spying activities. The NSA also installed back doors into European telecom networks and into BlackBerry's network operations center to spy on communications, the Der Spiegel report says. The spy agency's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit is alleged to have installed such hidden access methods in a variety of devices from Apple, Cisco Systems, Dell, Huawei, Juniper, Maxtor, Samsung, Seagate, and Western Digital, among others. Although the precise methods are unclear, many seem to involve installation of monitoring software or modified firmware -- some on devices intercepted in transit from vendors to their customers.
  2. It was the USA that spied on German leaders. Using USA made network equipment.
  3. Only the USA should be allowed to influence German government, society, and business.
  4. As long as there is a quarantine requirement, I won't be visiting. Most of my visits were 2-3 weeks in length. The Thai government should just provide COVID-19 health ins. by adding a 2000 baht visa charge.
  5. Always remember that Truth is not a defense in Thailand.
  6. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    I wonder how many Chinese soldiers died from the Chinese vaccine?
  7. Probably refers to this, https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news205.html A small object, presumed to be a tiny asteroid, has been discovered in a distant orbit about the Earth, a highly unusual circumstance, since asteroids normally orbit the Sun. The new “mini-moon” has been given the asteroid designation 2020 CD3, but in view of its strange orbit, there is a chance that the object is an old lunar spacecraft or a small discarded rocket stage. Based on its brightness, 2020 CD3 is very small, no more than 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet) in size. The discovery was made on February 15, 2020 by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey, one of the most productive asteroid-searching programs currently in operation. Trajectory analyses indicate that 2020 CD3 has been orbiting Earth for at least a year and probably more, presumably after being captured by the Earth’s gravity from an orbit about the Sun. During its time near our planet, the object has completed at least three large looping orbits with periods of between 70 and 90 days. At the farthest point in these orbits, the object is about four times as far away as the Moon. Its final close approach to the Earth occurred on February 13th at a distance of about 41,000 km (25,000 miles) from Earth’s surface, above the height of the geosynchronous ring of satellites at 36,000 km (22,000 miles). It is currently about 110,000 km (68,000 miles) from the Earth, and now moving away just fast enough that it will escape the Earth’s gravitational influence in early March and return to an orbit about the Sun. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7728 Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs, pass by our home planet all the time. But an SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA: It passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 12:08 a.m. EDT (Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9:08 p.m. PDT). At roughly 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) across, asteroid 2020 QG is very small by asteroid standards: If it had actually been on an impact trajectory, it would likely have become a fireball as it broke up in Earth's atmosphere, which happens several times a year.
  8. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    ... because Sweden is still in its 1st wave.
  9. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.dailysabah.com/world/asia-pacific/south-korea-adds-remdesivir-to-covid-19-treatment-guidelines-urges-caution-with-dexamethasone Korean health authorities also advised the dropping of hydroxychloroquine after a study found the decades-old malaria drug, which U.S. President Donald Trump touted as a possible treatment, did not provide any benefits.
  10. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    He recommended sanitizing agents for internal use! That shows he has no medical knowledge.
  11. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    Many State Governors did NOT follow Dr. Fauci's advice and are now virus hotspots. Look at Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, etc.
  12. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    The output of CO2 of volcanic activity has been measured and is not the cause of the observed CO2 increases. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/tca-sqg092419.php CO2 out-gassed to the atmosphere and oceans today from volcanoes and other magmatically active regions is estimated at 280 to 360 million tonnes (0.28 to 0.36 Gt) per year, including that released into the oceans from mid-ocean ridges Humanity's annual carbon emissions through the burning of fossil fuels and forests, etc., are 40 to 100 times greater than all volcanic emissions.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    The FDA revoked emergency use authorization. Studies have shown no benefit. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-revokes-emergency-use-authorization-chloroquine-and The agency determined that the legal criteria for issuing an EUA are no longer met. Based on its ongoing analysis of the EUA and emerging scientific data, the FDA determined that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19 for the authorized uses in the EUA. Additionally, in light of ongoing serious cardiac adverse events and other potential serious side effects, the known and potential benefits of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine no longer outweigh the known and potential risks for the authorized use. This is the statutory standard for issuance of an EUA.
  14. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    But you only need a few parameters to determine the equilibrium temperature and pH level of the oceans.
  15. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    Yes they do! That is what makes them useful. One can predict the next solar eclipse, how a car performs in a crash, the flight characteristics of an aircraft, the sensitivity of an antenna, the spin of the proton, the spectrum of black body radiation, etc.
  16. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    That shows a lack of scientific knowledge. Climate models are NOT polls. They are based on Physics and Chemistry, not a phone poll. A popularity poll will not change the conservation of matter and energy.
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