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  • Neil Ferguson’s Imperial model could be the most devastating software mistake of all time

    05/20/2020 9:56:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 88 replies
    Telegraph ^ | May 16, 2020 | David Richards and Konstantin Boudnik
    Imperial College’s modelling... could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs and lives lost. ... those of us with a professional and personal interest in software development have studied the code on which policymakers based their fateful decision to mothball our multi-trillion pound economy and plunge millions of people into poverty and hardship. And we were profoundly disturbed at what we discovered. The model appears to be totally unreliable and you wouldn’t stake your life on it. Imperial’s model appears to be based on a programming language called Fortran,...
  • Neil Ferguson's Imperial model could be the most devastating software mistake of all time

    05/19/2020 8:42:42 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2020 | DAVID RICHARDS AND KONSTANTIN BOUDNIK
    In the history of expensive software mistakes, Mariner 1 was probably the most notorious. The unmanned spacecraft was destroyed seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral in 1962 when it veered dangerously off-course due to a line of dodgy code. But nobody died and the only hits were to Nasa’s budget and pride. Imperial College’s modelling of non-pharmaceutical interventions for Covid-19 which helped persuade the UK and other countries to bring in draconian lockdowns will supersede the failed Venus space probe and could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs...
  • ‘Professor Lockdown’ Modeler Resigns in Disgrace (He's been wrong about everything!)

    05/08/2020 5:53:05 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2020 | John Fund
    Indeed, Ferguson’s Imperial College model has been proven wildly inaccurate. To cite just one example, it saw Sweden paying a huge price for no lockdown, with 40,000 COVID deaths by May 1, and 100,000 by June. Sweden now has 2,854 deaths and peaked two weeks ago. As Fraser Nelson, editor of Britain’s Spectator, notes: “Imperial College’s model is wrong by an order of magnitude.” Indeed, Ferguson has been wrong so often that some of his fellow modelers call him “The Master of Disaster.”
  • Epidemiologist Behind Doomsday COVID Model Resigns After Breaking Lockdown To Meet His Married Lover

    05/05/2020 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 29 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/5/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    British epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who helped create the U.K.’s coronavirus lockdown strategy, resigned from his position at the government on Tuesday after violating social distancing guidelines. The story: Ferguson reportedly had visits at his home from his married lover during the lockdown, despite repeatedly advising the public about the importance of social distancing. Ferguson has frequently appeared on TV where he supported the lockdown and praised the “very intensive social distancing” measures. Ferguson’s lover, Antonia Staats, made at least two visits to his home in London since the lockdown measures were imposed, on 30 March and 8 April, the Telegraph...
  • NBC’s Melvin Urges Dem Whitmer to Arrest Michigan Protesters

    05/06/2020 8:39:35 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 35 replies
    mrc Newsbusters ^ | 05/05/2020 | Kyle Drennen
    After initially pointing out that some of Whitmer’s critics felt her policy “violated [their] constitutional rights,” Melvin launched into a rant against the demonstrators and implied a racial double standard in how authorities treated the protests: "I want to talk to you about these demonstrators that I saw over the weekend in your state capitol, a number of them armed. I remember vividly a few years ago being in Ferguson, Missouri and protestors there, many of them protesting, they weren’t armed, they were referred to as thugs. These men and women, many of them carrying flags, walking around with their...
  • Liberals Hate the Police

    11/12/2019 10:56:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 12, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    There was a time when any candidate for any office with a background in law enforcement would proudly talk about their record and make it a cornerstone of their campaign. In the last few years, however, the Democratic Party has not only moved away from this former truth, but they’ve actually embraced an anti-police hatred that is dangerous and destructive. It started on a large scale in Ferguson, Missouri, with Michael Brown. This was the guy, who all the evidence showed was the aggressor who went after officer Darren Wilson, who was shot and killed while charging the officer for...
  • Federal agents raid Islamic charity in suburban Detroit

    09/18/2006 1:27:56 PM PDT · by rface · 14 replies · 591+ views
    AP ^ | September 18, 2006 | Associated Press
    SOUTHFIELD, Michigan Federal counterterrorism officials on Monday raided the suburban Detroit offices of an international Muslim humanitarian organization. FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents executed search warrants at the headquarters of Life for Relief and Development in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. The warrants were based on a criminal assertion, but the affidavits in support of the warrants are sealed, William Kowalski, an assistant special agent in the FBI's Detroit office, told the Detroit Free Press. "The warrants have been signed off by a judge, and it pertains to an ongoing criminal matter," FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney told The...
  • Scarborough Covers Up Kamala Harris & Liz Warren Ferguson 'Murder' Allegations

    08/20/2019 11:32:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For Joe Scarborough, it's not enough to attack President Trump in every imaginable way. Now, Scarborough is providing political cover for outrageous remarks made by Dem presidential candidates. Last week, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren tweeted out accusations that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri five years ago was a "murder" at the hands of a white policeman. It is particularly wrong and outrageous for Harris, a former prosecutor, and Warren, a former law professor, to make such unsubstantiated allegations. So how did Scarborough describe those false and defamatory accusations? On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough covered them up,...
  • A False Narrative About "Impoverished" Ferguson, MO That Just Won't Die

    08/18/2019 5:29:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/12/2019 | Joseph Duggan
    FERGUSON, Missouri -- Five years ago this week, the national and international mass media descended upon Flyover Country to flood the airwaves and printing presses with a “narrative” about this suburban community not far from downtown St. Louis. Social unrest had erupted when a young black man, Michael Brown, was shot to death during a struggle with a white police officer.Disruptive demonstrators – most of them recruited from out of town – rioters, arsonists, and looters brought a halt to business in Ferguson for weeks. The town was presented by the world media as a hellhole of dire poverty, urban...
  • Harris and Warren Call Cops Murderers

    08/13/2019 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American ^ | August 13, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If there is a Pearl Harbor in this war on cops, it was Ferguson, Missouri, where President Obama’s Justice Department sent 40 FBI agents to prove Officer Darren Wilson was a racist murderer of an innocent black teen. He even made the race-baiting Al Sharpton, whose ring Democratic candidates regularly kiss, and who helped create the myth of “hands up, don’t shoot”, a key adviser on race matters and Ferguson. Despite efforts to paint the police as racist oppressors, in the end Michael Brown was proven to be a thug, the kind that plagues cities across America, that police deal...
  • Washington Post: Four Pinocchios To Kamala Harris, Liz Warren Over Ferguson Murder Claim

    08/13/2019 10:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Vox tried teeing this up yesterday while distancing themselves from the truth, but the Washington Post delivers on its fact-check against Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Both Democratic presidential candidates campaigned last week on the need to solve the “murder” of Michael Brown in Ferguson five years ago. Chief fact-checker Glenn Kessler calls them both out for their “galling” refusal to acknowledge that the Department of Justice found plenty of witnesses to contradict the charge that Brown had been “murdered”: Witness 102, a 27-year-old biracial man: “Brown was ‘wrestling’ through the window, but he was unable to see what...
  • On Ferguson, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris Told a Terrible Lie

    08/12/2019 5:49:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2019 | David French
    Their falsehoods were immoral, divisive, and quite possibly unlawful. On Friday afternoon, two of the leading contenders in the Democratic presidential primary lied. There’s no other fair way to put it. They flat-out spread fiction, libeled an innocent man, and stoked American divisions — all for political gain. Five years ago, a Ferguson, Mo., police officer named Darren Wilson shot a young black man named Michael Brown to death after an altercation in the street. False rumors about Brown’s death — namely that he was shot in cold blood while trying to surrender with his hands in the air —...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Ferguson Lie

    08/12/2019 6:00:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/10/2019 | christopher tremoglie
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren yesterday tweeted: @ewarren 5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on. 36.2K 2:59 PM - Aug 9, 2019 This is an outright lie, one day after Warren complained of the dangers of rhetoric. Michael Brown was not murdered. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson in an act of self-defense. This is why the...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Fact-Checks 2020 Democrats Over The ‘Murder’ Of Michael Brown

    08/11/2019 12:39:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 8/11/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson fired back at Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren over a tweet memorializing the 2009 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s death on August 9, 2009, at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, sparked nationwide protests as the public seized on later-debunked claims that Brown had thrown up his hands in surrender prior to Wilson shooting him.
  • Michael Brown's father seeks new investigation into killing

    08/10/2019 9:54:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    KUTV-TV ^ | August 9th 2019 | Jim Salter, The Associated Press
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, his father is urging the top St. Louis County prosecutor to reopen the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. spoke Friday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center. "Justice has not been served," Brown, 41, said as he was surrounded by about three dozen supporters. "My son deserved to live a full life. But a coward with a badge ... chose not to value his life.
  • Community events planned for fifth anniversary of Michael Brown shooting ('Gentle Giant')

    08/09/2019 6:14:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies ^ | Aug. 9, 2019 | KATHERINE HESSEL
    FERGUSON, Mo. – It has been five years since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson. In that time, Ferguson has grown as a city. The mayor has said he doesn’t want the anniversary to reopen any scabs. Instead, he hopes the city will continue toward growing stronger together. As Fox 2’s Katherine Hessel reports, there are several events planned for the anniversary in Ferguson and across St. Louis County. 9 a.m. - Michael Brown Sr. will ask for his son’s case to be reopened. St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton 11 a.m. -...
  • Media Encouraging Riots, Looting

    09/11/2015 8:59:18 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 September 2015 | Alex Newman
    In August 2014, in the immediate aftermath of a violent incident wherein police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot a young black man named Michael Brown, outraged and agenda-driven agitators — many from out of town — seized on the news as an excuse to run wild, steal, destroy property, and more. Businesses were burned to the ground and looted. Even a local church was not spared by the frenzied and violent mob. According to news reports, more than 160 gunshots were fired by “protesters,” too. At least one man died amid the chaos. Pictures that emerged after the late...
  • Stop Trying to Fix the Police—They’re Not the Problem

    08/06/2019 12:01:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August , | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    Remember the signature event in Ferguson, Missouri, that started the recent war on cops? You know, where the lie of 'hands up don't shoot' was spawned? Remember when the Congressional Black Caucus embarrassingly stood on the House floor with their hands raised? I remember when they smeared the character, reputation, and sacrifice of the fine men and women who put on a uniform and risk greatly to protect and serve. They weren't alone. Even President Obama had added fuel to the fire claiming that our police officers have a problem with people who don't look like them. At that time,...
  • ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore ..

    07/28/2019 7:17:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2019 | David Nakamura
    ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore are escalation of his strategy to denigrate diverse, liberal areas President Trump’s denunciations of Baltimore as an uninhabitable city are the latest in a string of disparaging attacks on diverse, liberal enclaves as violent, dirty and outside the mainstream — rhetoric that paints those areas of the country as fundamentally less American than whiter, more conservative strongholds. Trump denigrated Maryland’s largest city over the weekend as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and blamed it on Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), who is black, and claimed on Sunday...
  • Harris wins endorsement of civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump (unintentional humor)

    07/16/2019 11:18:57 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 07/16/19 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is endorsing Kamala Harris for president, citing the California senator’s record on criminal justice and comparing her campaign to former President Barack Obama’s historic White House run in 2008.Crump, a high-profile Florida attorney, represented Trayvon Martin’s family after the teen was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012. He has since represented other families whose children were killed in fatal altercations with white police officers that captured the nation’s attention, like Mike Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Mo., and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.  In a phone interview Monday afternoon, Crump said...