Daily Archives: August 13, 2020

Advisers feared Trump’s military decisions would lead US to war


Published on Aug 6, 2020

Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, President Trump’s advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on our country’s anti-science sentiments

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Published on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Fauci discusses how public opinion about science and authority can work together to create an anti-science sentiment around COVID-19 information.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: How did we get here?

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Published on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Fauci explains the origins of COVID-19 and its “unprecedented” capability to spread from human to human

Sanjay Gupta asks Dr. Fauci, why, after all this time, do we not have adequate testing

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Published on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Gupta tells Dr. Fauci a story about how, because of his inability to get a timely COVID-19 test result on a patient, he had to operate on the patient in full PPE gear, making it harder to operate and putting himself at greater risk

The Indian World of George Washington

US National Archives Streamed live on May 3, 2018

The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of a Nation

In this new biography, Colin G. Calloway discusses the relationship between George Washington and Native American leaders of the 18th century. Calloway focuses on the importance of Indian power and Washington’s belief that the country’s fate depended upon expansion into the lands held by Native Americans. A book signing follows the program.

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Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 13, 2020

The Case Against Trump Is “Open and Shut”: Kamala Harris Slams President’s Han dling of Pandemic

Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 13, 2020

As Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major presidential ticket, hits the campaign trail with Joe Biden for the first time, we play an extended excerpt of her address, in which she blasts President Trump’s handling of the economy, immigration, racial justice and the coronavirus pandemic. “The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut,” Harris says. “Just look where they’ve gotten us: more than 16 million out of work; millions of kids who cannot go back to school; a crisis of poverty, of homelessness, afflicting Black, Brown and Indigenous people the most.”

Jim Sciutto: America And The World Today

Commonwealth Club of California

Streamed live 73 minutes ago

Is there really a method to the seemingly chaotic behavior of Donald Trump? Are his outbursts calculated distractions or just involuntary tantrums? What does President Trump hold more precious—the integrity of the nation or his own television ratings?

CNN’s Jim Sciutto, sets out to answer these questions. According to Sciutto, President Trump’s foreign policy has not only undermined American values and interests but also emboldened our enemies. Hear more about the changing landscape of our national security.

Speakers: Jim Sciutto Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN; Co-Anchor, “CNN Newsroom”; Author, The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World; Twitter @jimsciutto

In conversation with Lanhee Chen David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, The Hoover Institution; Twitter@lanheechen

NOTES Sciutto photo by John Nowak CNN

Law professor & San Francisco public defender debate Kamala Harris’s record as a prosecutor in CA

Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 13, 2020

As Senator Kamala Harris is announced as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick, we host a debate on her record as California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney. Niki Solis, San Francisco Public Defender, holds that “she was the most progressive prosecutor in California,” while Lara Bazelon, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, says Harris supported a number of “regressive” policies during her time as attorney general and DA. “Her office fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions, that in some cases kept innocent people in prison,” Bazelon notes, adding however that Harris has shifted her views on many of her former positions around criminal justice issues, policing and the legality of marijuana. “She’s taken to the streets after the killing of George Floyd. She has stood up for marginalized people. And she has been a very, very strong voice on the importance of racial justice.”

9/11: An Architect’s Guide – Part 2 – Twin Towers’ Explosive Destruction (8/13/20 Webinar – R Gage)


Streamed live 2 hours ago

9/11: An Architect’s Guide (On-Demand) | Part 2: The Twin Towers’ Explosive Destruction Course Number: AE911-AAG-OD2 On-demand three-part webinar series. Each part is about 1 1/2 hours. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting research and providing education about the complete destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers, our courses give architects the technical knowledge and analytical framework with which to evaluate the most likely cause of those building failures.

Course Description: Never before has a steel-framed high-rise collapsed from fire. Why, then, did three such buildings collapse on September 11, 2001?

In Part 2 of “9/11: An Architect’s Guide,” Richard Gage, AIA, provides an overview of the most important evidence related to the explosiveness of the Twin Towers’ destruction. Much like that of WTC 7, the destruction of the Twin Towers exhibited most of the features of controlled demolition.

In 2005, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) concluded that the Twin Towers’ destruction resulted from the combined effects of the airplane impact damage and ensuing fires.

Is NIST’s explanation for these unprecedented structural failures valid? Decide for yourself after watching this informative one-hour presentation. Using the information presented, you will be able to evaluate which of the two hypotheses — fire-induced failure or controlled demolition — is more consistent with the evidence.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to: 1. Describe the characteristics of building fires and the aspects of high-rise design that contribute to make fire-induced failure in steel-framed high-rise buildings a rare occurrence. 2. Recognize the distinct features associated with fire-induced failure and the distinct features associated with the procedure of controlled demolition. 3. Describe step-by-step the series of structural failures that the National Institute of Standards and Technology found to be the most likely cause of the collapse of World Trade Center Twin Towers. 4. Analyze the physical evidence and the dynamics of the collapse of the Twin Towers according to how consistent it is with the competing hypotheses of fire-induced failure and controlled demolition.

For more info see http://ae911truth.org