#MorningMonarchy: February 18, 2020

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#MorningMonarchy: February 18, 2020Ambient drones, phone mergers and my Mercury’s in retrograde + this day in history w/the death of Dale Sr. and our song of the day by Thundercat on your Morning Monarchy for February 18, 2020.


Former US drone operator recalls dropping a missile on Afghanistan children and says military is ‘worse than the Nazis’

“Numbing & Horrible”: Former #Drone Operator Brandon Bryant on His Haunting First Kill (Nov. 20, 2015) (Audio)

Judge grants Amazon motion for pause in Microsoft’s Pentagon contract work

Did you say a word and then see an ad for it in your feed? Thread details how #FANGsters search speech for keywords, including a brief history of a lot of patents and what they’re listening for.

Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop

Rekor Systems Uses Video Doorbells To Create Neighborhood License Plate Reader Networks

Southern-California Automated License Plate Reader: SCALPR.

The CIA owned a company selling encryption systems across the globe

The Federal Trade Commission has demanded the five largest US companies — Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — disclose acquisitions that were too small to meet reporting guidelines

T-Mobile-Sprint merger wins approval from U.S. judge

T-Mobile Wins Court Approval for $26.5 Billion Sprint Takeover (Audio)

Four Florida Couples Scam Slot Machines For $5.3million

Jeff Bezos Unloads $4 Billion of ⁦@amazon⁩ in a Week as Shares Soar

Tesla Shares Crash 21% – The Biggest Daily Drop On Record

Driver in Fatal Tesla Model X Crash Had Complained about Autopilot

Mobile World Congress canceled amid #coronavirus fears

Mysterious Deep Space Radio Signal Repeats At Regular Intervals, Baffling Astronomers

#MercuryRetrograde – Feb 16 to March 9. Don’t be so quick to believe or react to everything you see or hear. SILENCE IS GOLDEN, meditation too. Verify information. Dont assume. SLOW DOWN. Review. Reassess. GO WITH THE FLOW. Listen to your intuition. Secure sensitive info.

Week of Feb 17 2020 Mercury is Retrograde and Mars enters Capricorn (Audio)

#ThisDayInHistory: #February18 w/Dale Earnhardt Sr. killed in crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001. (Audio)

+ #HuckFinn, #PlutoDay, #Nazis arrest #WhiteRose, 1st Church of #Scientology est., #OperationTeapot shot, #Chicago7 not guilty, #RichardPetty wins #Daytona500, #WahMeeMassacre in #Seattle

Flashback: New World Next Week #19 // Story#1: Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins members discuss HAARP, GM Foods, Illuminati // Everything From Here To There: Billy Corgan’s blog // Story#2: Media Monarchy on KUFO w/ Clyde Lewis & Alex Ansary // Ground Zero Media: My First Police State // Story#3: Signal to Noise – A Three-Way Conversation on the Media & the Message // 20/20 Hindsight: Censorship on the Frontline (Feb. 18, 2010)

Flashback: Interview w/Richard Grove & James Corbett (Feb. 18, 2010)

Flashback: Defcon 2/18: system security, CIA startups & cern // 75k+ computer systems hacked in one of largest cyber attacks // massive hack attack shows major flaws in today’s cybersecurity // shell security under microscope after massive data leak // google facing lawsuit over buzz privacy in federal court // cia-linked startup touts all-seeing eye for net spooks // hottest temperature ever heads science to big bang // large hadron collider to fire up again feb25 // white house embraces e-book readers // obama administration tweaks its cybersecurity plans // the young prefer facebook to blogging, twitter // the cia & nsa want you to be their friend on facebook // blocked pirate bay users flock to other torrent sites // traffic chaos as russian hacker beams porno onto billboard // is the web making us passive? (Feb. 18, 2010)

Flashback: 9/11 updates: gop, dems, the media & the peace movement // debra medina’s 9/11 remark pushes campaign off track // letter to rachel maddow on debra medina // media response to the growing influence of 9/11 truth // peace movement vs 9/11 truth // gop rep chaffetz agrees with concerns of 9/11 truthers: there’s still a lot to learn // yet another congressman questions 9/11 // 1992 flashback: small knives used in hijackings, faa memo warns // video: govt doesn’t want 9/11 public trial // olbermann blames bush, cheney for 9/11 attacks // spanish inquiry of alleged bush-era war crimes begins // taliban pressed bin laden on anti-US terror // did the taliban try to stop bin laden terror attacks? // 1991 flashback: terrorists plan to crash planes into buildings in madrid // kerik, disgraced 9/11 ‘hero’ & ex-nypd head, gets 4yrs in prison (Feb. 18, 2010)

+ #JackPalance, #GeorgeKennedy, #DennisDeYoung, #JohnHughes, #CybillShepherd, #JohnTravolta, #MattDillon, #DrDre, #MollyRingwald, #ReginaSpektor, #LeeBoydMalvo, @DeLongMusic birthdays

#PumpUpThaVolume: Thundercat (@Thundercat) – “Dragonball Durag” (Audio)