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To Beat COVID-19, Think Like a Fighter Pilot

 

“COVID-19 is now squarely inside our collective OODA loop.”

OBSERVE ORIENT DECIDE ACT

"Boyd’s main strategic argument was that a faster, more maneuverable plane flown by pilots with quick reactions can overcome more powerful adversaries by “getting inside” their loop, changing the facts of the engagement so quickly the opponent can’t keep up. Boyd’s theories were integral to the development of the highly successful F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft, and the OODA loop model has since spread to other strategic realms like sports, politics, litigation, business, and crisis management.”

 

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Can't go skiing.  Can't play golf-- the city courses are all closed, with menacing NO TRESPASSING/VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED signs. 

Can't play tennis, or even hit tennis balls against the wall -- the city courts are now locked.

Drove to Wal-Mart this morning to buy a replacement basketball backboard/hoop for my garage roof (I threw out the old one when my garage roof was repaired two years ago.)   Hadn't been to a Wal-Mart in years--but the store was open for business and surprisingly empty!

But NO.... no basketball backboards in stock-- except for the ones with the goofy-looking poles on a stand.

So, I bought a pickle-ball starter set for the backyard for $20.

Then I listened to NPR on the way home from Wal-Mart.  This was the story, as I recall it...

 
NPR interviews the Chief of Epidemiology at UCSF-- one of the top 5 medical schools in the U.S.
 
        Trump repeatedly bungled the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in January.
 
        He ignored expert intelligence briefings and advice from top public health officials-- refusing to authorize the acquisition of accurate test kits that were effectively deployed in countries like South Korea.
 
        The U.S. and South Korea both identified their first COVID-19 patients on the same day, but South Korea was able to dramatically prevent the severity of the epidemic in their densely populated country by aggressive use of testing and quarantine measures.
 
        Russia has had even greater success in preventing the epidemic, through aggressive testing and quarantine measures.
 
        Meanwhile, Trump ignored the experts and made a series of disastrous, poorly-informed decisions that cost the U.S. an estimated four weeks-- and will ultimately result in massively high U.S. mortality rates.
 
       Trump and John Bolton also terminated the U.S. pandemic response team in 2018.
 
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I’m guessing most of you West Coasters don’t get to see NYC Mayor de Blasio “beclown” himself everyday. The only thing he hasn’t called for yet is Marines with flame throwers to battle the wretched Pandemic.

Anyway, de Blasio is his mother’s maiden name. He started using it when he got into politics. His real last name is Wilhelm. 

His uncle was a guy named Donald Wilhelm. Donald was with the CIA and was the ghost writer of the Shahs memoirs after the 1953 Coup.

Small world.

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/7/24/newly_declassified_documents_confirm_us_backed

 

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It's official out here in the country midnight tonight, shelter in place.  Both the one city (20K) and largest town (3800) in the county issued proclamations today.  Several exceptions.  Obtaining feed for cattle, horses, goats, whatever, is one.  A lot of milk is produced here.  I wonder how well the instructions will be observed or enforced.  There are still a lot of skeptics out there regarding the danger of not stopping it now.  I saw  a picture this evening of people ignoring the (?) order in Austin on a beach on Barton creek below the springs, about 50 of them.

I'm lucky compared to many and thankful for it.  I live a couple of miles out side of the "city" on the back side of 15 acres.  Pretty isolated.  But I can roam the property, mow (in March!), walk to the mail box.  If I'll stay here.  Even when off work I go into town and interact with others. Also thankful for my wife for so much more than company.  And a pretty full freezer. 

Pessimistic me thinks the one week April 1 dead line might likely be extended.  The numbers are still going up. Significantly.  Daily.

(?) are the police going to be stopping people asking them where they are going, running them off from the creek party at gunpoint if necessary, or arresting them? 

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8 hours ago, Robert Wheeler said:

I’m guessing most of you West Coasters don’t get to see NYC Mayor de Blasio “beclown” himself everyday. The only thing he hasn’t called for yet is Marines with flame throwers to battle the wretched Pandemic.

Anyway, de Blasio is his mother’s maiden name. He started using it when he got into politics. His real last name is Wilhelm. 

His uncle was a guy named Donald Wilhelm. Donald was with the CIA and was the ghost writer of the Shahs memoirs after the 1953 Coup.

Small world.

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/7/24/newly_declassified_documents_confirm_us_backed

 

That guy is worthless. Your Governor is making me proud in this crisis though. I am definitely not a fan of his politics, but he is doing a good job managing the crisis and fighting for his people.

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56 minutes ago, Ty Carpenter said:

That guy is worthless. Your Governor is making me proud in this crisis though. I am definitely not a fan of his politics, but he is doing a good job managing the crisis and fighting for his people.

Andrew Cuomo is running for President. He is Biden's replacement.

The de Blasio / Cuomo press conferences are a school play. de Blasio plays the buffoon and Cuomo looks Presidential.

There is no way in hell that Biden is going to be allowed to run against Trump. He has no where near the energy and sharpness as Trump and Sanders.

Biden is going to drop out.

They will come up with some excuse. Coronavirus, another stroke, he got lost in a Walmart, he got in his Buick and drove across three states trying to find a liquor store, anything.

Cuomo looks Presidential, but the dirt on his Family and himself is a mile thick. They are trying to bring him in as late as possible to keep the dirt away from the voting public.

Cuomo2020 and deBlasio - The President and the clown

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1 hour ago, Robert Wheeler said:

Andrew Cuomo is running for President. He is Biden's replacement.

The de Blasio / Cuomo press conferences are a school play. de Blasio plays the buffoon and Cuomo looks Presidential.

There is no way in hell that Biden is going to be allowed to run against Trump. He has no where near the energy and sharpness as Trump and Sanders.

Biden is going to drop out.

They will come up with some excuse. Coronavirus, another stroke, he got lost in a Walmart, he got in his Buick and drove across three states trying to find a liquor store, anything.

Cuomo looks Presidential, but the dirt on his Family and himself is a mile thick. They are trying to bring him in as late as possible to keep the dirt away from the voting public.

Cuomo2020 and deBlasio - The President and the clown

Yo, Rob, if you're interested in Presidential clown shows, cheggidout...  🤥

Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-team-failed-to-follow-nscs-pandemic-playbook/ar-BB11IjMW

 

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8 hours ago, David Andrews said:

You didn't seriously buy this record, did you?

Nah.  I was just googling songs with shelter in them and I've linked Gimmie Shelter more than once.  Made me think of Leon Russell and The Shelter People though.  I do have this one on an old album though and it seems to relate to things at the moment.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=leon+russell+stranger+in+strange+land&view=detail&mid=DFCA6757EFD59AB99A17DFCA6757EFD59AB99A17&FORM=VIRE0&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dleon%2brussell%2bstranger%2bin%2bstrange%2bland%26form%3dPRUSEN%26mkt%3den-us%26httpsmsn%3d1%26msnews%3d1%26rec_search%3d1%26refig%3d85ff282085fa4333904d7668374d54bd%26sp%3d1%26qs%3dAS%26pq%3dleon%2brussell%2bstrange%26sk%3dPRES1%26sc%3d8-20%26cvid%3d85ff282085fa4333904d7668374d54bd

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