If you want free research on a topic, post a slightly inaccurate statement about it on a social media account with a female avatar.
If you want free pentesting by security experts, become the de facto product they all must use during a global pandemic.
@emma Some other grifter apparently. The world is full of them.
Want to go deeper down the rabbit hole on this?
From one of the links above, here is the Venezuelan government's official response: “The cruise ship “RCGS Resolute” is not a cruise ship. It is a military pirate ship that attacked the Navy patrol boat. It has 160 paramilitaries on board (possibly more) and, denounces the CEOFANB, equipped with inflatable boats to mobilize commandos and execute night raids.”
[gives Venezuelan government the side eye]
Some even weirder details about the cruise ship attacked by the Venezuelan navy.
Looks like the operators have a history of not paying their bills unless a ship is seized. So, do they owe money to Venezuela? Is that what's this is about?
Note: Military attacks on unarmed ships in International waters is not a proper or recommended way to dun someone for a bill.
@squirrel So on-brand for 2020 though.
Venezuelan warship shoots, rams into German cruise vessel before sinking. https://www.jpost.com/International/Venezuelan-warship-shoots-rams-into-German-cruise-vessel-before-sinking-623422
This is INSANE and would be front page news everywhere if we weren't experiencing a pandemic.
How insane? First, the cruise ship is an icebreaker with a reinforced hull – and they tried to ram it? Second, this was an attack on an unarmed ship by Venezuelan military in INTERNATIONAL WATERS and is effectively an act of war. Third, why? What were they trying to accomplish?
@xminusone Thank you. Don't know much more than I said there yet. Fingers crossed.
You know what I think is going to make #COVID19 more real to people?
Not the government warnings. Not the stay-at-home orders. Not even the pictures of body bags or refrigerator trucks in New York.
I think the wake-up call will be first person stories on social media of people losing family they were unable to say goodbye to because no visitors are allowed in ICUs.
These stories are already showing up. And they are heartbreaking.
Just heard my youngest sister, a health care worker in Oregon, is 'presumed positive' for the coronavirus.
She's over fifty with two significant risk factors. Right now she is home and running a fever.
What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage
It isn’t really about hoarding. And there isn’t an easy fix. https://marker.medium.com/what-everyones-getting-wrong-about-the-toilet-paper-shortage-c812e1358fe0
Interesting article about supply chains. And it explains 40% of the toilet paper shortage. :0
#Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival postponed, will not be held Memorial Day weekend for first time in 49 years. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/northwest-folklife-festival-postponed-will-not-be-held-memorial-day-weekend-for-first-time-in-49-years/
But when I dug a little deeper I found this little notice indicating death counts for the last three days might be undercounted. Dang.
I was afraid when they started reporting again there would be a big jump in the death count, indicating earlier numbers were short. That doesn't seem to be the case. Instead we jumped by 50 deaths in a three-day span.
That keeps us on the 'deaths double every 5/6 days' track, ahead of almost every other place in the US.
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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