Down the Discreditation Rabbit Hole

Down the Discreditation Rabbit Hole

Over the past few days an elaborate new on-line narrative has been gaining traction. It proposes that the death of George Floyd was a staged incident. Another claim is that Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who arrested George Floyd is not the person currently in police custody and that the police officer seen in the images is, rather, the actor Benjamin Ray Bailey.

Derek Chauvin vs. Benjamin Ray Bailey
Image 1: Content identifying Derek Chauvin as the actor Benjamin Ray Bailey

One likely explanation for why this story is being circulated is because it’s a part of a disinformation campaign similar to those of the  Eric Ciaramella misidentification, Ilhan Omar at an Antifa riot, and Need a Nazi for a project.

Derek Chauvin vs. Benjamin Bailey
Image 2: The results of various video analytics on the images of Derek Chauvin and Benjamin Ray Bailey

Regardless of the rationale behind this publication, O fellow fish citizens: beware of the bait! Hopefully the following conclusive results will put this little conspiracy to rest. 

  1. The Person of Interest 1 F (POI-1 F) identified as Derek Chauvin in the police booking images matched within 99% certainty the image of the uniformed police officer seen in the video kneeling on George Floyd.
  2. POI-1 F matched within 99% certainty the image of POI-2 identified as Derek Chauvin in the police booking images. 
  3. The ear geometry of POI-1 S identified in the police booking images as Derek Chauvin matched the officer in uniform seen kneeling on George Floyd within 97% certainty. 
  4. The height of the officer seen kneeling on George Floyd is ~ 5’-9”.  This did not match the height of Benjamin Ray Bailey who is ~ 6’-6”.
  5. Benjamin Bailey’s image did not match the image of the officer in uniform seen kneeling on George Floyd.
  6. The ear geometry of Benjamin Bailey (OOI-2) did not match the ear geometry of OOI-1 in the image of POI-1 S identified in the police booking images as Derek Chauvin. 

Note on Image Sourcing:
All Derek Chauvin’s images were acquired from the following primary sources. All images were tested for deepfake content and post editing.

  1. Booking photos taken on on May 29, 2020, at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
  2. Booking photos taken on May 30, 2020, at the Hennepin County Jail
  3. Booking photos taken on May 31, 2020, at the Oak Park Minnesota Correctional Facility
  4. Minnesota beauty pageant competition footage recorded on June 23, 2018

What is a Discreditation Operation?
Information discreditation is a form of character assassination and black propaganda. It entails the deliberate production and publication of information that is either completely or partially false and the distribution of such misinformation on various on-line or print platforms. Soon after the misinformation starts showing up in derivative works and news feeds, or reaches a certain level of engagement, the fabricator will point out the false information and use it to attack the credibility of the individual(s) who referenced it. The end result is that the false information ends up discrediting the people who shared and used it. Fact checker organizations like Snopes,com and  Factcheck.org, are some of the largest producers of this type of content.

Samples of Discreditation content
Image 3
: Example of discreditation content currently in wide circulation 

The use of discreditation techniques can be illustrated via some of the QAnon affiliated user content on social media and how its being leveraged to censor conservative political speech. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube permit vile anti-Semitic and pro-jihadi materials to widely circulate for months on their platforms (this is despite the fact that they have the AI to instantly intercept and block it). As these materials spread throughout different user communities and gain traction, the platforms take note of the users that view it and then censor them on the grounds that they are affiliated with the conspiratorial materials.

As many conservative users have discovered over the past three years, they don’t have to post anything controversial to get banned. Their only crime is that they viewed ‘subversive’ materials (which ironically, at least some of it is produced by foreign propagandist). Suspiciously, these propagandist continue to operate on these platforms even after the legitimate users are banned.

Russian disinformation operation using QAnon
Image 5: A profile of a Russian US based influence operations on a QAnon associated channel

From Russia with love
Image 6: Sample content and members of one of several Russian propaganda teams operating on the QAnon affilated Facebook, Twitter, and YouTub networks. Of interest is the “Putin personality cult” propaganda published by these operators in early-mid 2016, long before the QAnon movement started.

Interview with Rabbi Abraham Finkelstein
Image 7: Sample content distributed via a QAnon associated Facebook and YouTube networks. A radio Interview with a Rabbi Abraham Finkelstein (the photo is a repurposed image of an attorney named Kenneth Weinberg). This hoax interview was produced in 2001 by the James Wickstrom. In the interview, the fictitious New York Rabbi admits to murdering between 100K-300K children per year in the US in order to first use their blood to make Passover bread, and then sell their bodies to McDonalds so they can be made into burgers and sausages. This posting has been on YouTube since September 27, 2019. It has been viewed over 227K times and has 2,075 comments.

*** Update 06/12/2020 ***
Apparently, the current Derek Chauvin conspiracy theory has spawned another conspiracy theory which claims that George Floyd’s fiancé, Courtney Ross, is actually Derek Chauvin. Running the analytics on her verified image shows that the image of Courtney does not match Chauvin on gender, age, nor facial features.

Courtney Ross vs. Derek Chauven
Image 8: The results of various video analytics comparing the images of Courtney Ross and Derek Chauven

References and Sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 2020

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

In the final year of English Civil War (1642-1651), Thomas Hobbes wrote in his book Leviathan:

“Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of Warre, where every man is Enemy to every man; the same is consequent to the time, wherein men live without other security, than what their own strength, and their own invention shall furnish them withall. In such condition, there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no Culture of the Earth; no Navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by Sea; no commodious Building; no Instruments of moving, and removing things as require much force; no Knowledge of the face of the Earth; no account of Time; no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and which is worst of all, continuall feare, and danger of violent death; And the life of man solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short.”   Leviathan, Chapter XIII – The Cost of War

Leviathan deals with the legitimacy of government and is one of the earliest treatises about the theory of social contracts. Hobbes observed that civil war and the brutal state of existence it creates (bellum omnium contra omnes–”the war of all against all”) can only be avoided with a strong central government.

The fundamental assertion of the social contract theory is that law and political order are not natural, but man-made. The political order that the social contract provides is a means to an end—it benefits the individuals who participate in the contract. But this contract also has a key condition; it is valid only when each party fulfills their part of the agreement. Hobbes argued that citizens are not obligated to submit to the government when its ineffective in suppressing anarchy.

The argument of a contractual relationship was also supported by other leading political theorists like John Locke, who argued that when the government systematically fails to secure the individual’s natural rights, citizens can withdraw their obligation to obey the government and defend themselves. Locke believed that personal natural rights were inalienable and came from G-d (i.e., the rights to life, liberty, and property), and were supreme to the government’s authority (which also applies to homicidal Covid-19 mandates).

The Ride Into the Sunset
Several years ago our family decided to drive Route 66. Instead of finishing at the Santa Monica Pier, we opted for the southerly route and took a left-turn in Arizona. I cranked up the radio and to the tune of It’s another Tequilas Sunrise, headed into the burning desert sunset; final destination: Tombstone. We chose this destination as an educational aid for the kids, because this long-forgotten dusty town holds one of the most important civic and practical political science lessons that every American citizen should learn.

Route 66
Image 2
: Destination Tombstone Arizona

On October 26, 1881, around 3:00 PM, two marshals and a deputy, stood up to the notorious Clanton gang in the small mining town of Tombstone, Arizona, and enforced the law that the local sheriff refused/was afraid to. The resulting shootout in a dusty alleyway next to the O.K. Corral Livery and Feed Company consisted of 30 shoots and lasted for about 30 seconds. This brief encounter became one of the most iconic gun fights in the west and has come to be known as “The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral”.

Gunfight location
Image 3: The map and site of the gunfight

Beyond the simple function of enforcing the law, the gunfight set in motion the doctrine that the US Marshal Service has operational authority everywhere in the US including state police and local sheriff jurisdictions. It wasn’t by coincidence that when the service was looking for a visual symbol to represent their mission, they chose the likeness of Wyatt Earp (one of marshals who fought in the gunfight) as a model for the “Frontier Marshal” statue.

Frontier Marshal The US Marshal Service Statue after Wyatt Earp
Image 4: Wyatt Earp as an inspiration for the US Marshall Service Statue the “Frontier Marshal”

Regardless of place and time, the manner in which lawlessness thrives and spreads is always the same. Prior to the gunfight in Tombstone, Waytt’s brother, Virgil, said the following about the influence that the Clanton gang extorted on the town:

“This [large sums of money] is one reason they [the Clanton gang] have so many friends in town. All that large class of degraded characters who gather the crumbs of such carouses stand ready to assist them out of any trouble or into any paying rascality…They spend their money free as water.” 

In like manner, the mayor of New York city, Bill de Blasio, with the help of his funders/backers from coalition of Red-Green Alliance organizations, is the primary enabler of the lawlessness and anarchy that now engulfs the city. Just like the local sheriff in Tombstone, he issues directives to the NYPD and DA not to arrest, release, and not persecute the Antifa and BLM gangs of rioters and their leaders.

de Blasio and his Muslim Brotherhood Network Support
Image 5: New York City mayor de Blasio and his little Muslim Brotherhood shindig and bottomless election funding source. MB affiliated US organizations fund and fully control front civil rights’ groups like BLM

After we got back home from our trip, I wanted to help our daughter visualize Hobbes’s abstract idea of the government’s role in the social contract and defending our natural rights. We decided to build a display case with some 1881 vintage Tombstone memorabilia. We packed the case with the following:

  1. A US Marshal badge – Provide consistent nationwide law enforcement standards  
  2. A pocket watch – Deliver justice promptly, as, “Justice delayed is justice denied” 
  3. A silver dollar – Allocate adequate resources for enforcement
  4. A newspaper clip – Not manipulate public opinion via media leaks 
  5. A sliver bar mined in Tombstone – Protect private property and enterprise 
  6. A Colt revolver – Protect the 2nd amendment and facilitate open carry gun laws
  7. A sand bottle – Own up to mistakes, power without accountably is like quicksand

Tombstone 2020
Image 6: The moral of the “Gunfight at the O.K. Coral” story

Welcome to the Minneapolis Caliphate
We know that the Red-Green alliance is behind the riots and that they fully control BLM and related organizations like ANSWER and Antifa. On the surface, It may not be obvious, but what the alliance is trying to achieve has little to do with the much needed criminal justice system reforms. The real objective behind these riots is the creation of independent nation state enclaves styled after the one operated by the Nation of Islam in Chicago. In this vision of a domestic Liberia, these ‘autonomous zones’ will quickly expand into nearby neighborhoods, metastasizing and increase their size and political influence.

Due to the rapidly growing middle eastern and south American illegal immigrant population in many of our large cities, highly saturated ethnic centers such as LA, Dearborn, Minneapolis, Queens/Brooklyn are ripe for this takeover. The funding for the expansion and growth of these city-states already comes from organizations like Open Society Foundations and foreign sources such as Qatar and Turkey (through proxies like Mustafa Gulan), and south American drug cartels which have strategic interest in establishing bridgeheads in these locations.

If you think that this is some far fetched conspiracy theory, check out the city of Chicago. The west side is controlled by the narco cartels militias and the south side by the Nation of Islam’s fruit of Islam battalions (and some of their alter ego militias like the New Black Panther, Gangster Disciples, and Black Disciples). The Chicago PD doesn’t dare enter these enclaves because of the native’s superior fire power. The following causality stats illustrate just how these self-governed wild territories operate. Last week, between May 29 to June 1, 2020 (one weekend) Chicago had 85 shootings resulting in 24 people killed and 61 wounded. This is despite the fact that Chicago has one of the nation’s strictest gun laws. Not surprisingly, there were no BLM demonstrations in these locations in support of any of the 24 victims—many of which were innocent children and law abiding blacks.

The Fruit of Islam Militia
Image 7: The Fruit of Islam, the military arm of the Nation of Islam and one of its alter egos, the New Black Panther militia

What’s in the Cards?
The danger of allowing the ‘autonomous zone’ to spread is the precedent it will create in large urban areas like Minneapolis, Portland, and Seattle. AOC’s, Ilhan Omar’s, and Keith Ellison’s attacks on the police and their calls to defund it are just an opening gambit in this game.

The rationale for these actions is that once local and federal law enforcement is out of these neighborhoods, the local warlords would be able to form ‘Mogadishu style’ militias that will (depending on the ethnic makeup of the city-state) include either a foreign army of “cartel sicarios” or “jihadi brothers”. Once entrenched, the leadership will shake down the locals and make demands for millions of dollars in ‘protection fees’ from the state using the ‘no justice, no peace’ model.

Once this happens, we can kiss goodbye US jurisdiction in these locations. An attempt to enforce the law through basic functions like serving a warrant will turn into a full-blown military confrontation—a risk that no politician or police force would dare to undertake. By the time that someone in DC finally wakes up and decides that we need to re-raise the American flag over these territories, they would have to conduct a house-to-house battle of Iowa Jima style operation.

American German Bund and MCP
Image 8
: Brooklyn then and now: A Nazi German American Bund patrol beating up people in the 1930s vs. a Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Community Patrol (MCP) doing the same in 2018.

What’s to Be Done? Or as Comrade Lenin Said Chto Delat?
We already know the funding sources of the Red-Green Alliance and who their leaders, organizers, and activists are. The time has come for the feds to act now! Anyone related to these organizations should be prosecuted, including leading media figures, academics, high-tech executives, and politicians. All foreign citizens involved in these subversive activities should be promptly detained and tried as enemy combatants by military tribunals.

They shouldn’t have the benefit of access to our court system—where they can drag the process for years. Any foreigners who are even remotely affiliated with the subversive political activity—including foreign reporters/students/UN staff/diplomats—should have their visas promptly canceled and be deported/expelled. Finally, violent foreign demonstrators and rioters should be treated as Ex parte Quirin; non-uniformed enemy saboteurs.

Israel Adam Burns
Image 9
: The profile and linkage of Israel Adam Burns, a BLM leader and a leading New York civil rights attorney who called on live TV for the rioters to burn down the diamond district in Manhattan

For this past week, New York and other US cities have come to resemble the lawless Tombstone on the eve of October 26, 1881. We are now effectively on the verge of civil war and the president should invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 and the Alien and Sedition Acts. He should also strictly enforce the Smith Act in order to above all protect life and personal property. 

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman
Image 10
: Two Muslim Brotherhood soldiers and their political support network in action. Brooklyn attorneys Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, executing a Molotov cocktail attack against the NYPD

The support of progressive politicians, governors, and mayors for the gangs of anarchists and rioters—who now, with complete impunity, attack the federal agents, police, and law-abiding citizens, tear down public monuments, and destroy private property—constitutes a dissolution of their social contract and their civil rights. Beyond the thin veneer of woke BLM activism, what we are really seeing here are foreign sponsored influence operations and paramilitary activities that are designed to topple the US government.

Hope Walz and Isra Hirsi Twitter Riot Support
Image 11: Hope Walz, the daughter of Minnesota governor Tim Walz, and Isra Hirsi, the daughter of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar actively supporting the rioters via real-time social media posts

Over the past four years, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the need to do away with the second amendment and ‘modernize’ the constitution. In 1859, President Lincoln had the following to say about a similar proposition:

“The people—the people—are the rightful masters of both congresses, and courts—not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.”

What we urgently need now is not a new constitution, but for the DOJ/FBI to take a short break form their political activism and incessantly blaming imaginary “white supremacists” for the violence and stand up in ‘Gunfight at the O.K Corral’ style to the anarchist mob and Red-Green Alliance gangs. In the meantime, we should all put our trust in G-d and keep our powder dry.


*** Update 06/8/202-06/11/2020 ***

The Seattle Antifa and BLM leadership has captured a 6 block area which they call the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone”. The roads leading into this area are blocked with barricades and protected by AR-15 and AK-47 armed militia. The police has abandoned their precinct station located in this zone.

In true character, The New York Times (a member of group of US newspapers registered as Chinese agents, who were paid > $19 millions to publish its propaganda) leads the campaign promoting the riots in Seattle. In one such article titled: “Free Food, Free Speech and Free of Police: Inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’”, the author presents the violent anarchy as progressive street performance art:

“What has emerged is an experiment in life without the police—part street festival, part commune. Hundreds have gathered to hear speeches, poetry and music. On Tuesday night, dozens of people sat in the middle of an intersection to watch 13th, the Ava DuVernay film about the criminal justice system’s impact on African-Americans. On Wednesday, children made chalk drawings in the middle of the street.”

Antifa and BLM self-declare Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Image 12: Antifa and BLM self-declared Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)

Raz Simone The War Lord of CHAZ
Image 13: Solomon Samuel Simone AKA RAZ, one of the main arm suppliers in CHAZ delivering AR-15s and AK-47s from the trunk of his Tesla.

The Life of RAZ
Image 14: The profile and activity of RAZ, the warlord of CHAZ

RAZ's AK-47
Image 15: RAZ’s Bulgarian automatic AK-47, one of his handguns and some high capacity magazines

*** Update 07/3/2020 ***

Antifa and BLM militias are engaging in countrywide attacks against peaceful individuals. They are also utilizing combat techniques such as explosives devices, Molotov cocktails, and high powered green lasers against law enforcement. The following is a sampling of activity St. Louis with a some of the actors and their related linkages and network.

Terrence Page a soldier with the Blue Umbrella BLM Militia
Image 16: Targeted attacks by the BLM Blue Umbrella militia and evidence that they are stockpiling hundreds of pounds of industrial strength fireworks and firearms

Ben Poremba
Image 17
: Ben Poremba, the profile of a white BLM promoter, his Muslim Brotherhood network, and linkages

Faizan Syed
Image 18: The linkages, political activity, and operational network of Faizan Sayed, an Executive Director with CAIR and promoter of BLM

Paid Protestors
Image 19: Payment records showing that the Open Society Foundations is funding a variety of violent Black Live ___ organizations and civil unrest in Ferguson since 2015

US Marshall Service under fireworks and laser attacks
Video 1: The US Marshall Service and police under firework and laser attacks at the Federal Courthouse In Portland by Antifa and BLM militias

References and Sources

Domestic Terror 2.0
The Fifth Column and the Pro-Iran Movement in the US
The Red-Green Alliance and the Real Devil of Mogadishu
Toxic Masculinity My Foot!
The New Black Panther militia

LEVIATHAN: Or, The Matter, Form and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil

Abraham Lincoln – 1859 Notes for Speeches in Columbus and Cincinnati

Insurrection Act of 1807
Alien and Sedition Acts
Smith Act

The Gunfight Participants and the Outcome
The Law: Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday vs.
The Clanton Gang: Tom and Frank McLaury, Billy and Ike Clanton, and Billy Claiborne
The Outcome:Virgil and Morgan wounded, Holliday grazed by bullet; Ike Clanton ran from the gunfight, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton were killed.

Wyatt Earp and Josephine Marcus Grave
Image 15: Wyatt Earp’s and Josephine Marcus’s gravesite

Muslim fraternitati fieri delenda est!

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Brennan’s Final Letter

Comrade John O. Brennan

Perhaps I should not write all this in my situation, but I would ask for your pardon. I am seeking your understanding, since you know me better than others. I only lived to think, together with you, on how to improve our country, powerful and glorious, of course, within the limits of my abilities. For me to think otherwise is simply beyond comprehension. Of course, after what has happened, I should be called strongly to order, directed to my place, and dressed down so that I would remember it to the end of my life.

But dear comrades, you should understand that I am a faithful soldier of our Motherland, a loyal son of the party of Lenin and Stalin and your loyal friend and comrade. Send me wherever you wish, to any kind of work, [even] a most insignificant one. See me out, I will be able to work ten more years and I will work with all my soul and with complete energy. I am saying this from the bottom of my heart, it is not true that since I have held a big post I would not be able to perform in a small position.

This can be easily proven in any region or area, in a Soviet farm, in a collective farm, on a construction site of our glorious Motherland. And you will see that in 2 to 3 years I will improve my behavior strongly and will be still of some use to you. I am to my last breath faithful to our beloved party and our government.

John O. Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

OK, I confess, this letter was originally written in 1953 by Lavrentiy Beria (the deposed head of the NKVD while awaiting his trial) asking for the forgiveness from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Politburo.

I just substituted Beria’s name with Brennan’s; otherwise, everything else fits perfectly, the job title, the communist party stooge, the failed coup, the crocodile tears about the failure of the rule of law, the phony patriotic justification for his dirty deeds, and his willingness to take a ‘lesser’ job with CNN pimping the Russian collusion narrative.

John Brennan calling all whistleblowers
Image 1: John Brennan calling on all whistleblowers

Tavorish Brennan, Beria would have been proud of you!

Sources and References
Letter from Lavrentiy Beria asking for the forgiveness of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Politburo – Wilson Center Digital Archive International History Declassified

Beria Lavrentiy Stalin's Architect of Terror

The Predator (Sourced from Wikipedia)
At Beria’s trial in 1953, it became known that he had committed numerous rapes during the years he was the NKVD chief. Simon Sebag-Montefiore, a biographer of Stalin, concluded the information “reveals a sexual predator who used his power to indulge himself in obsessive depravity.”

According to official testimony, in Soviet archives, of Colonel Rafael Semyonovich Sarkisov and Colonel Sardion Nikolaevich Nadaraia–two of Beria’s bodyguards–on warm nights during war II Beria was often driven around Moscow in his limousine. He would point out young women to be taken to his mansion, where wine and a feast awaited them. After dining, Beria would take the women into his soundproofed office and rape them. Beria’s bodyguards reported that their duties included handing each victim a flower bouquet as she left the house. Accepting it implied that the sex had been consensual; refusal would mean arrest. Sarkisov reported that after one woman rejected Beria’s advances and ran out of his office, Sarkisov mistakenly handed her the flowers anyway. The enraged Beria declared, “Now it’s not a bouquet, it’s a wreath! May it rot on your grave!” The NKVD arrested the woman the next day.

Women also submitted to Beria’s sexual advances in exchange for the promise of freedom for imprisoned relatives. In one case, Beria picked up Tatiana Okunevskaya, a well-known Soviet actress, under the pretense of bringing her to perform for the Politburo. Instead he took her to his dacha, where he offered to free her father and grandmother from prison if she submitted. He then raped her, telling her: “Scream or not, it doesn’t matter.” In fact Beria knew that Okunevskaya’s relatives had been executed months earlier. Okunevskaya was arrested shortly afterwards and sentenced to solitary confinement in the Gulag, which she survived.

Beria’s sexually predatory nature was well known to the Politburo, and though Stalin took an indulgent viewpoint (considering Beria’s wartime importance), he expressed distrust of Beria. In one instance, when Stalin learned his daughter Svetlana was alone with Beria at his house, he telephoned her and told her to leave immediately. When Beria complimented Alexander Poskrebyshev‘s daughter on her beauty, Poskrebyshev quickly pulled her aside and instructed her, “Don’t ever accept a lift from Beria.”After taking an interest in Marshal of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov‘s daughter-in-law during a party at their summer dacha, Beria shadowed their car closely all the way back to the Kremlin, terrifying Voroshilov’s wife.

Before and during the war, Beria directed Sarkisov to keep a list of the names and phone numbers of his sexual encounters. Eventually, he ordered Sarkisov to destroy the list as a security risk, but Sarkisov retained a secret copy. When Beria’s fall from power began, Sarkisov passed the list to Viktor Abakumov, the former wartime head of SMERSH and now chief of the MGB – the successor to the NKVD. Abakumov was already aggressively building a case against Beria. Stalin, who was also seeking to undermine Beria, was thrilled by the detailed records kept by Sarkisov, demanding: “Send me everything this asshole writes down!” Sarkisov reported that Beria had contracted syphilis during the war, for which he was secretly treated (a fact Beria later admitted during his interrogation).The Russian government acknowledged Sarkisov’s handwritten list of Beria’s victims in 2003; the victims’ names will be released in 2028.

Evidence suggests that Beria murdered some of these women. In the mid 1990s, the skeletal remains of several young women were discovered in the garden of his Moscow villa (now the Tunisian Embassy).According to Martin Sixsmith, in a BBC documentary, “Beria spent his nights having teenagers abducted from the streets and brought here for him to rape. Those who resisted were strangled and buried in his wife’s rose garden.”

The testimony of Sarkisov and Nadaraia has been partially corroborated by Edward Ellis Smith, an American who served in the U.S. embassy in Moscow after the war. According to historian Amy Knight, “Smith noted that Beria’s escapades were common knowledge among embassy personnel because his house was on the same street as a residence for Americans, and those who lived there saw girls brought to Beria’s house late at night in a limousine.”

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

His Mouth is Full of Cursing and Deceit and Oppression

Emmet Sullivan His Mouth is Full of Cursing

How is the faithful city become a prostitute! She that was full of justice…”  Isaiah 1:21

Emmet Sullivan
Image 1: The Sullivan dynasty (click on image to zoom)

Notes on The Search Methodology
The AI video analytics, text analytics, and the linkage in this search included video, audio, images, social media posts, and various documents (for more details on the methodology see Military Romantic Scams – The Theory and Practice). All imagery has been deepfake verified prior to processing. Results containing content such as nudity, drug use, violence, have been excluded from the final composite imagery.

Out of the mouth of babes
Image 2:
Out of the mouth of babes—the conversational art of the Sullivans. Sampling of some of the text from the harvested audio and imagery. Frequent keyword use includes: “shittt”, “shit”, “hoe”, “nigguh”, and “bitch”

In all expensive streetware urban gear flexin on these hoes
Image 3: Sampling of an AI object classifier results for the visual search “Emmitt Sullivan” + “Sportswear”. The visual searches compiled dozens of catalogs that included jewelry, art, cloths, glasses, tattoos, furniture, vehicles, alcoholic beverages, travel, social and professional networks, etc.    

Sullivan Glass Catalog 1
Image 4
: Sampling from the glasses catalog

Sullivan tattoo Catalolg 1
Image 5
: Sampling of the tattoo catalog

The Honorable James Comey
Video 1:
September 22, 2017, the honorable James Comey delivering the convocation address at Howard University

References and Sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

August 23, 2017, Howard University Appoints James Comey 2017 Opening Convocation Keynote Speaker and Endowed Chair in Public Policy

Psalms 10:7-11
ז אָלָה, פִּיהוּ מָלֵא–וּמִרְמוֹת וָתֹךְ ; תַּחַת לְשׁוֹנוֹ, עָמָל וָאָוֶן
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

ח יֵשֵׁב, בְּמַאְרַב חֲצֵרִים–בַּמִּסְתָּרִים, יַהֲרֹג נָקִי ; עֵינָיו, לְחֵלְכָה יִצְפֹּנוּ
8 He sits in the lurking-places of the villages; in secret places he slay the innocent; his eyes are on the watch for the helpless.

ט יֶאֱרֹב בַּמִּסְתָּר, כְּאַרְיֵה בְסֻכֹּה–יֶאֱרֹב, לַחֲטוֹף עָנִי ; יַחְטֹף עָנִי, בְּמָשְׁכוֹ בְרִשְׁתּוֹ
9 He lies in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair, he lies in wait to catch the poor;
he catches the poor, when he draws him up in his net.

י ודכה (יִדְכֶּה) יָשֹׁחַ ; וְנָפַל בַּעֲצוּמָיו, חלכאים (חֵל כָּאִים
10 He crouches, he bows down, and the helpless fall into his mighty claws.

יא אָמַר בְּלִבּוֹ, שָׁכַח אֵל ; הִסְתִּיר פָּנָיו, בַּל-רָאָה לָנֶצַח
11 He has said in his heart: ‘G-d has forgotten; He [G-d] hides His face; He [G-d] will never see.’

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

J’Accuse

The Credentialed Class That Mowed Down the New York Nursaing Homes

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”  Proverbs 6:16-19

To Andrew Cuomo J.D., Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., and Sally Dreslin M.S, R.N.

I am at a loss to explain why neither one of you has been fired, resigned in disgrace, been arrested, or why you haven’t been impeached yet. Somehow, all three of you have managed to maintain your poorly deserved prestige and professional licenses, and you continue to brightly shine in the daily MSM briefings. This defies all logic as any other public servant responsible for what you have done by now would have been labeled with the most shameful stains of negligence, greed, and cowardice—but not you!

Despite your misconduct and total dereliction of duties, you still remain inexplicably unscathed. But what this wretched Covid-19 affair has cast on your reputation can’t be washed away with spin, brevity, or jokes.

Cuomo brothers delivering the Covie-19 jokes on CNN
Image 1
: May 21, 2020, the Cuomo Covid-19 comedy hour on CNN

You recently issued another administrative directive, or, might I say, royal proclamation befitting a tyrannical monarch not accountable to anyone nor the law of the land. This order reversed your previous decree that all hospitals can transfer Covid-19 patients directly to nursing homes and care facilities. This is an affirmation of the criminal act which resulted in the deaths of over 6,000 (more likely double that figure) patients in the New York state and continues even now at the rate of 10-30 per day.

Zucker the over credentialed tool
Image 2
:  Howard A. Zucker, the over-credentialed high priest of the medical intelligentsia and the New York Commissioner of Health, getting more useless degrees and telling the world how he eradicated the Zika and Ebola viruses. Zucker was the leading NYS medical authority to sign the nursing home death warrant directive 

History shall record that it was the following perverse order that led New York state to commit a heinous crime against the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society:

“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

NYS DOH covid19- NH Admissions Order 032520-1
Image 3
: The New York Department of Health directive to move Covid-19 patients from hospital to nursing home and the prohibition against requiring testing prior to admission

Even if your vile enablers at CNN and NYT suppress the truth for a while longer, you can be certain that what you have plotted in the dark will be revealed in the daylight, and what you have schemed in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops. Since you have subverted all channels of justice, it should now be the duty of every citizen in the state to speak out and not become an accomplice in this crime.

And it is to the three of you that I shall proclaim this with all the revulsion that a man can summon with the written word:

You were aware of the potential devastating consequences of your directive prior to your actions—but you issued the directive nevertheless. To whom if not to you, Governor Cuomo, the first magistrate of the state of New York, shall I reveal the treacherous nature of your band of Ivy league credentialed thugs?

Howard Zucker and Andrew Cuomu
Image 4: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Howard Zucker, the New York Commissioner of Health spreading Covid-19 disinformation

At the root of it all are the three of you: Andrew M. Cuomo Governor, Howard A. Zucker,  Commissioner of Health, and Sally Dreslin, Executive Deputy Commissioner of Health. You, your media accomplices, and your healthcare industry ‘donors’ are the prime movers behind the death sentence that you pronounced on the thousands of high risk elderly New Yorkers. 

I realize that at the end of the day, Governor Cuomo, you are a just a manipulative, soulless political opportunist who believes that there are no limits to what you and your entourage can do and get away with. Nonetheless, you are still accountable to G-d—to whom you will ultimately have to answer. I have not despaired of the triumph of justice, in this case, I believe with the strongest conviction that truth is on the march and neither you nor your wicked lot can stop it. The positions are clear: on one side are your legions of darkness that will do all in their power to subvert the truth; on the other side is the army of light who will fight to expose it. 

With the truth in mind, I level these charges against you:

  1. I accuse you and your cohorts of being the diabolical masterminds of this death directive and of covering your dirty deeds by all manners of evil machinations.
  2. I accuse you of inflicting through your directives untold emotional pain, suffering, and psychological distress on thousands of family members and front line medical workers at nursing homes
  3. I accuse you of one of the greatest instances of incompetence and medical malpractice in recorded history.
  4. I accuse you of professional negligence raising to the level of criminal negligence and manslaughter.
  5. I accuse you of knowing in advance what the impact of sending Covid-19 infected patients would have on the nursing home population and surreptitiously passing immunity legislation to protect yourselves and your allies from prosecution and in so doing being guilty of conspiracy and crimes against humanity.
  6. I accuse you of complicity in a crime that was driven by financial, political, and professional greed.
  7. I accuse you of violating public trust by hiding, subverting, and suppressing evidence that show your culpability in these crimes.
  8. I accuse you of conducting a fraudulent inquiry by which I mean a biased root cause analysis of the nursing home deaths and then redirecting/misdirecting blame to the frontline medical staff, patient families, ‘CDC directives’, and G-d. 
  9. I accuse you of creating and referencing reports and medical data that were deceitful including deliberately exaggerating the need for 30,000 ventilators and claiming that NY hospitals could not handle Covid-19 patients.
  10. I accuse you of conspiring with the media to conduct hostile political influence operations against the citizens of New York state and a campaign to mislead the public and cover up your wrongdoings.
  11. I accuse the New York State justice system including judges and DAs and law enforcement in the local jurisdictions where these crimes took place of facilitating a judicial homicide by failing to stop these crimes and investigate and persecute the guilty parties.

As for the people I am accusing, I have never met them nor do I bear them any personal ill will. To me they are mere tools, corrupt grifters, purveyors of evil, instruments of greed, and agents of harm to our society. I am taking this measure to hasten their exposure in the hope that by doing so, tens of thousands of innocent crime victims and their families will find some solace and the justice they deserve.

In 1690, John Locke wrote:

“…where the body of the people, or any single man, is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have a liberty to appeal to heaven…” 

Three hundred and thirty years later, this is the appeal to heaven from thousands of innocent victims.

The Hidden $$$ Trail Behind Cuomo’s Covid-19 Directives
In 2018, as Governor Andrew Cuomo faced a challenge to his reelection bid in the New York State Democratic primary, he got a last minute $1m cash infusion from the General New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)—a powerful NY healthcare industry group. On April 2, 2020, he repaid the favor when he quietly signed legislation shielding hospital and nursing home executives from any lawsuits stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak. The clauses, inserted into the annual budget bill, gave blanket immunity protections for healthcare industry executive and administrators, the same individuals and institutions that have made a fortune moving sick Covid-19 patients from the hospitals to nursing homes.

What was the end result from the nursing homes front lines? Rampant and improperly rationed shortage of all PPE supplies, a blind eye turned to the possible presence of the virus by not testing patients and staff, requiring sick staff to return to work before 14 full days of quarantine—after as little as two days fever free, irresponsibly mixing the healthy with the sick, ZERO infectious disease control trainings for staff. And that’s just the short list.

Cuomo’s legal immunity legislation didn’t just happen in a vacuum. It turns out that GNYHA gave Cuomo’s New York State Democratic committee large sums which were deposited into his party’s housekeeping account and used to bankroll his re-election. The money among other things was used to buy TV ads to support his proposed budget, launch his progressive anti-gun crusade, and his 2018 campaign.

The 2018 GNYHA donation is an anomaly because it shows a massive (almost a four hundred percent increase) in donations from 2017. This move strongly suggest that the hospitals and nursing homes funding GNYHA were planning to cash in their donation through favorable legislation. 

GNYHA Donations 2018
Chart 1: GNYHA historical New York state campaign donations

Decompiling and tracing the donations shows that GNYHA affiliates gave over $900K directly to Cuomo’s campaign. In total, Cuomo and the NYS democratic party committee (which he controlled) received close to $2.3m from various hospitals and nursing home donors.

Show me Hospitals & Nursing Homes Contributions to CUOMO, ANDREW M in elections in 2018
Image 5
: Sample extract of 2018 campaign donations to Andrew Cuomo by NY hospitals and nursing homes

The ‘La Famiglia’, Cuomo’s DeRosa Family Connection
According to the New York Public Committee on Public Ethics, GNYHA paid $60,000 to the MirRam Group in March-April 2020, according to the firm’s report. John Emrick, a lobbyist at the firm previously served as the chief of staff for the Independent Democratic Conference state senate caucus, lobbying the Senate majority leader’s office on “safe staffing” and “medical malpractice”.

Another GNYHA lobby firm, the Bolton-St Johns, gave Cuomo’s campaign $40,000 during his 2018 re-election. That firm employs Giorgio DeRosa, Joseph DeRosa, and Jessica Davos–the father, brother, and sister-law who is Cuomo’s current secretary and top aid, Melissa DeRosa.

The ‘La Famiglia’ and the DeRosa family Connection
Image 6
: The DeRosa family enterprise

Bolton’s website describes Giorgio DeRosa as a partner and the firm’s “chief Albany lobbyist.” According to New York state records, GNYHA pays the firm $24,167 a month to lobby on “Budget/Appropriations” work.

Following a typical plot line of “The Sopranos”, it is not surprising that the linkage analysis confirmed that Giorgio and Joseph DeRosa were listed as lobbyists in GNYHA state disclosure forms for years, including when Melissa DeRosa was serving as Cuomo’s chief of staff and after she was promoted to his top aid.

Yup, you read it correctly. Giorgio’s daughter Melissa was Cuomo’s gate keeper when GNYHA was throwing millions at Cuomo’s via the lobbying effort of her father.

How Cuomo’s political Greed machine and his healthcare industry backers created the perfect death storm in NYs nursing homes
Image 7: How Cuomo’s political greed machine and his GNYHA healthcare industry backers created the perfect death storm in NYS nursing homes

References and Sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
Add Zucker to list of DOH officials who can’t answer this simple question
Leading Lights: Change agents for nursing’s future
Cuomo promotes Chief of Staff, Melissa DeRosa, to be his secretary
A Lobbyist gave $900,000 in donations: Whose money is it?
NYS hospital donations to Cuomo 2018
NYS public health law 2020
The Derosas lobbying for GNYHA

What Cuomo Knew and What Other Officials Did
May 27, 2020 Cuomo’s advice to a friend about sending their elderly parents to a nursing home
You have a vulnerable person best to keep them at home… Keep them in a situation where you have the most control. That is the blunt truth. That’s what I would do with my mother.”

Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s removes her mom from care home amid epidemic

How the Floride governor handled the Covid-19 in nursing home problem – March 15, 2020 Florida governor DeSantis issued an executive order that prohibited transfer of patients who had tested positive for coronavirus into a long-term care facilities.

The Covid-19 Healthcare Industry Economic bubble
The sudden outset and rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus created an economic bubble for several healthcare industry verticals. medical equipment suppliers, hospitals, and nursing homes were able (with the full political backing of the state) to create artificial equipment shortages and inflate the prices for services by factors of 2x-6x. The following table illustrates identical treatment/services and their costs before and after the Covid-19 outbreak.

Item #

Treatment or Service

Before

After

1

One day in an intensive care unit (ICU)

$2,636

$9,736

2

Daily treatment and medicine for heart, kidney, and lungs related complications

$500

$1,612

3

One day of ventilator use

$1,522

$2,835

Total for one day of treatment

$4,658

$17,741

 Table 1: Covid-19 related treatments/services and their costs (based on the billing schedule of the Swedish Health Services hospital network)

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

US Free Speech, Meet Your Wealthy Chinese Fact Checker

Meet Your Chinese Censor

In the 1920s, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote several opinions upholding free speech claims. In one opinion he argued for broader protections for free speech:

“Those who won our independence … believed that freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think are means indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth; that without free speech and assembly discussion would be futile; that with them, discussion affords ordinarily adequate protection against the dissemination of noxious doctrine; that the greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government.”

Much ink has dried since this statement was written. These days, most on-line platforms the likes of Facebook and YouTube—as a matter of policy—mass block or just delete ‘disagreeable’ content and users. For example, if you say anything about the faulty Covid-19 predictive math models that disagree with WHO or CDC, you will almost certainly run into one of a dozen of fact checker thug death squads, a world-wide network of progressively funded censorship organizations who patrol the internet 24x7x365 using various AI tools to search and destroy counter-progressive narratives. 

On April 19th, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki openly stated that YouTube would remove any videos that provide “problematic” information related to Covid-19. Wojcicki defined problematic as:

…anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy.”

The other day, I was asked by a friend to check out the Facebook fact checker that blocked the now banned YouTube video of two US doctors discussing the faulty predictive models that are being used to justify strict Covid-19 quarantines. The video is completely innocuous, two medical professionals going over publically available stats and discussing the pros and cons of lock downs and aggressive social distancing.     

It turns out that the hitjob that led to blocking that video was done by Health Feedback, a unit within an organization called Science Feedback which itself is a Google/Facebook proxy established for the purpose of managing progressive medical related narratives. The following is the profile of one of one of these science censors who banned the video. 

Introducing Flora Teoh
Flora Teoh is a contributor to several ‘fact-checking’ organizations such as Maldita.es, International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), and the International Data Verification Network, which aims to promote ‘good’ journalistic practices by fighting the dissemination of what they term “fake-news”. IFCN is an offshoot of the Poynter Institute for media studies that was created in 2015. Poynter gets the majority of its funding grants from entities such as: Google, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation.

James Comey The Wise Civil Servent
Image 1
: Flora Teoh AKA “flowersandcider” reading James Comey, the respected, wise, and trusted civil servant

Teoh’s affiliated organizations are part of an international ‘progressive’ data verification network supported by the Open Society Foundations (George Soros) and the Omidyar Network (Pierre Omidyar). Omidyar is also funding Defeat Disinfo, an AI information warfare platform designed to fight president Trump’s Covid-19 messaging. Both Soros and Omidyar have sponsored The Intercept, a publication that released documents stolen by Snowden. In 2018, they also helped launch the Luminate platform that has since distributed over $314 million to finance progressive journalistic projects around the world. Health Feedback is one of these projects.

Bio wise, Teoh is a native Chinese speaker with professional and family ties in mainland China. She had a privileged upbringing in a wealthy family in Singapore. She is a globetrotter (often via first/business class and in luxury hotels). In 2016-2020, she visited and lived in Europe with the grand tour costing upwards of $100K. Beside the 5 star accommodations she also managed to live life to the fullest and attend gourmet cooking schools like the Le Cordon Bleu.

Let Them Eat Cake Fact Checker Style
Image 2: Let Them Eat Cake – The gourmet cuisine and culinary life of Flora Teoh, your Chinese science fact checker

Teoh got her B.Sc, in 2012 and her Ph.D. in 2017 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In October of 2017, she started her post-doc at the Singapore Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR). Her area of specialty is candidiasis (Yeast infection). She was let go after ten months due to a ‘poor professional fit.’ In July of 2018, she joined the Asian Scientist Magazine as an intern but left after two months due to ‘performance-related’ issues.

The pretentiousness perfect life Flora Teoh
Image 3: The never ending grand tour

Academically, she seems to be an under performer. Her grade history shows that she almost flunked a test (scored 60%) in “Monitoring of Clinical Trials by Industry Sponsors”, which ironically, is the basis of her proclaimed expertise for some of her critical fact checks.

Flora Teoh
Image 4
: A snapshot of the life of Flora Teoh, a Chinese/Singaporean national who is the Science Editor of Science Feedback, a Facebook proxy organization designed to censor and block scientific free speech.   

In November of 2018, Teoh joined Science Feedback. Her main assignments for 2020 have been to:

  • Monitor and control political discourse related to science 
  • Gate keep and censor ‘conservative’ scientific content
  • Promote media that is aligned with ‘progressive’ thought

So it turns out that the arbitrator of truth that controls our free speech in the US is a Chinese woman from Singapore who is living a life of luxury in Europe, all expenses paid by her wealthy family back in Asia. No siree, Bob! You can’t make up this stuff even if you wanted to.

If you are still trying to figure out how to get around the social media ‘truth’ police, you may be interested to know that Flora Teoh is advertising her freelance writing services emphasizing her ability to “produce compelling narrative.“  Why not ping her and get her to review/write your next post?  If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch her between gourmet meals while advocating hermetic quarantine for the rest of us in the US. Her complete lack of expertise in your domain is not an issue, she is more than happy to write about “unfamiliar” topics. I also hear her rates are quite reasonable, last advertised she was only charging $30 per hour.

Flora Teoh Writing Services $25 per hour

*** Update 05/23/2020 ***
Over the past two weeks there have been a number of publications that aggressively promote the medicine Remdesivir and attack the usefulness of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19.  These publications have been now officially adapted by the social media censors as the new standard in suppressing any content that challenges their conclusions.

Yesterday, CNN spent 90 minutes and 54 seconds promoting a study that claimed that taking hydroxychloroquine while battling COVID-19 can be fatal. MSNBC dedicated 19 minutes and 19 seconds to the same claim. The source of the CNN and MSNBC claim is an article published in Lancet titled “Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis”.

Evaluating the Lancet article, authors, and their network shows that the underlying data in it was forged and that the company Surgisphere and it’s CEO Sapan Desai—one of the authors of the paper—are knowingly perpetuating fraud on the scientific community and governing bodies who use this content for policy making decisions. Additionally, it seems that the Lancet editorial board was aware of the false data in the paper but opted to publish it anyway.

The co-authors of the Hydroxychloroquine Article
Image 5: The authors of the Lancet paper. It’s evident from internal correspondences that Mehra, Rschitzka, and Patel have not seen or peer reviewed any of the supporting data used in the article published in Lancet and just rubber stamped the publication

Sapan Sharankishor Desai Profile
Image 6: The life and works of Sapan Desai, the CEO of Sergishpere and his massive non existent AI generated database of 10K-15K Covid-19 patients. The database turned out to be a spreadsheet populated manually

Surgisphere Linkedin
Image 7: The Sergishpere company footprint of two employees (one was part-time), which according to its CEO, is one of the world’s leading medical analytics organizations

Courtney Herz
Image 8: The literary an scientific expertise of Courntey Herz, Sergisphere’s senior science editor

Ariane Anderson sales marketing director of Surgisphere and subsidiary Quartz Clinical
Image 9: The professional profile of the part-time director of sales for Sergisphere and their advanced analytics solution QuartzClinical

Christine Rouzioux and Gilead
Image 10
: The profile of Christine Rouzioux and her Gilead and Wuhan P4 lab linkages. Rouzioux is the source of the NYT hit piece against the French doctor Didier Raoult who advocates the use of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19

QuartzClinical Wins Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award
Image 11
: QuartzClinical wins the lucrative “Best Practices Award”. A pay-to-play service offered by a leading market research company Frost & Sullivan (their motto is “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”) to Sergisphere, a shell company with a non-existing product

References and Sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

When Tedros Moves His Lips, Beijing Speaks
Today’s Special:Contaminated Bat Soup and Stale CCP Disinformation Salad
The Picture of Dorian Gray Society 
Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence
Facebook and Google Support for Chinese Digital Surveillance

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Why Are the Chinese Made IR Thermometers So Cold?

Don't even bother drawing your Chinese made IR thermometer

A family member in the medical field recently voiced frustration about the low quality of some non-contact infrared thermometers they received. It seem that the entire batch yields consistently lower temperatures when compared to oral thermometers.

I thought that this was strange. Typically, instruments for medical use are certified for accuracy prior to shipment. Considering that these devices come with a certificate of calibration, I reasoned that they shouldn’t produce such discrepancies. Early detection of the onset of high fever is a key factor in Covid-19 patient care. The ability to accurately track body temperature is also critical in determining if a patient is contagious and would trigger decisions regarding treatment, quarantine, and use of PPE gear.

Just like in the case of a faulty car speedometer that displays lower speeds and results in speeding tickets, the usage of faulty thermometers that consistently show lower temperatures can have a detrimental effect on patients and medical staff. Considering that we are in the midst of a severe flu outbreak, I decided to take a closer look. IR thermometers are relatively simple devices that can be easily disassembled and tested, so, I spent a few hours this weekend in the lab digging into the Chinese IR thermometer mystery. 

Possible Reasons for Inaccurate IR Thermometer Readings
I do considerable amount of work in the the lab and have at times ran into equipment gremlins. In most cases, there is a simple non-mystical explanation for why test equipment fails. In the case of an IR thermometer this can include:

  1. The instrument is within the actual variance of its stated accuracy
  2. The instrument has faulty firmware, sensor, logic circuitry, or other board components
  3. The instrument is not being used correctly
  4. There are some unusual environmental conditions that effect the measurement (i.e. humidity)
  5. The instrument wasn’t calibrated prior to shipment
  6. The instruments detection range doesn’t cover the object temperate

Test Specimens
For the test samples I’ve selected the top of the line IR thermometers, all in the $60-$140 price range. There are many cheaper units on the market, but, I deliberately went with the higher-end devices because they claim to have been calibrated and certified, to be “Built for Accuracy”, and be “CE FCC RoHS FDA” approved.

Digital Infrared Thermometers
Image 1: The IR thermometers used in the evaluation

To keep the test conclusive, I avoided complex correlations of skin to core body temperate or evaluating the thermometer accuracy across a wide range of surfaces and temperate ranges. All of my testing was done in a controlled environment with respect to humidity and temperature and followed an identical sequence of repeatable steps.

IR Thermometer Test Setup
Image 2
: The test setup

The Testing Procedure

  1. The IR thermometer was kept at room temperature on the workbench where the test was conducted.
  2. Unit emissivity was set to the range of 0.95-0.97.
  3. The lens was cleaned before each measurement.
  4. Distance to Target ratio was kept constant and followed the manufacturer’s recommendation for each unit.
  5. The IR thermometer was held in a bracket and the lens was pointed at a 90° angle from the surface.
  6. Each IR thermometer executed 20 consecutive readings with 5 second lap between each reading.
  7. All measurements were taken at the same location about 1/2” off the inner canthus eye area.

IR Temperature Measurement Location
Image 3
: Test measurement location and thermal distribution on the human face

Test Results
All of the Chinese made thermometers exhibited a wide range of results. They were inconsistent, fluctuating by as much as 5 degrees between consecutive measurements and frequently erred on the colder side. The Fluke 62 Max IR thermometer performed in a consistent predictable manner and passed the ‘Ice Water’ and ‘Infrared Comparator Cup’ tests within stated tolerances. All four Chinese made IR thermometers failed to pass both of these tests.

Of note is the high-low temperature variation pattern of the Chinese made thermometers. The test population indicates that all four devices were at times able to detect skin temperate of about 96F, but its unclear whey they didn’t do so in a consistent manner.

IR Thermometer Model vs. Skin Temperature Readings
Chart 1
: The results of 20 consecutive skin temperature readouts for the five IR thermometers. A normal range range for skin temperature is 33.5C-36.9C or 92.3F-98.4F

Running 100 consecutive tests on one of the Chines made thermometers (the QJ-CWQ20) shows a distinctive cyclic pattern resembling the output exhibited by some sort of a pseudorandom number generator logic. This could be some sort of a leveling function, but it could also be an attempt by the firmware writer to compensate for poor sensor performance or an evasion mechanism–The IR thermometer equivalent of VW’s dieselgate.

IR Thermometer 100 Consecutive Readings
Chart 2
: The results of 100 consecutive skin temperature readouts from the QJ-CWQ20 IR thermometer.

Testing the performance of the thermopile detector (the IR sensor) on all devices shows that they functioned properly and returned readings consistent with the Fluke 62 Max sensor.

Thermopile Detector
Image 4: Typical analog thermopile sensor used in the IR thermometers

Based on the consistent thermopile readouts on all devices and the occurrence of the temperature anomalies in only the Chinese thermometers, it’s unlikely that the cyclic pattern of low and high temperature readouts is attributable to individual components and/or circuit design issues.

The four thermometers are made by different vendors, each has different components and board layouts; suggesting that this is some sort of a shared problem. And, if this is the case, then the shared source must be faulty logic or firmware. Either way, this is a critical issue because it renders all of them are unreliable.

Poor Overall Quality and Hostile Intent 
Two additional data points that relate to the of faulty Chinese medical equipment theory are the large amount of ‘defective’ Covid-19 test kits and sub standard PPE gear sold in the west. In this context, we can also consider the possibility that these defective devices were shipped knowingly. This is suggested from one discussion on the Chinese DingTalk platform (an Alibaba company) where the topic of conversation was deliberately lowering the IR thermometer threshold for units sold in the US. In this 178 member group chat, Zhang Xuandong, the owner of Haofeng Electronic Technology Co—an IR thermometer producer in Dongguan, Guangdong Province in China—openly talked about waging war against the US. Zhang wrote:

” [Let’s] produce some faulty products and sell them to the US. They (the thermometers) should read 36.5 ºC when the actual temperature is 39 ºC. In this way, more and more American people will be infected. Let’s see if they still have people left to go to other countries to harm others!”

After one member responds with three laughing emojis, Zhang continues:

“Isn’t that a great idea? Without using one single soldier, we can make money, as well as make peace around the world.”

Another member then responds:

“No, we don’t want to make any money from the Americans. Let them help and rely on themselves.”

Let's lower the IR thermometer threshold for units sold in the US
Image 5
: The DingTalk conversation about deliberately lowering the IR thermometer threshold for units sold in the US and Zhang Xuandong, the owner of Haofeng Electronic Technology Co.

Conclusion
Regardless of the root cause of the thermometer poor performance, the fact remains that all of the tested Chinese units were faulty. So, if you need to make critical decisions about patient care, go with a quality device like the Fluke 62 Max. With the Fluke, you will get US based support, a quality warranty, and piece of mind that your thermometer will work in a consistent and predictable manner. Regardless of make and model, unless you certify the gear independently, stay away from Chinese IR thermometers. The same advice also applies to other Chinese medical testing equipment.

FDA Approved,Most Accurate Forehead Thermometer
Image 6
: Typical claims made by a Chinese IR thermometer manufacturer selling on Amazon regarding precision, FDA approval, and accuracy

FDA Approved High Accuracy Chinese IR Thermometers
Image 7: False claims made by Chinese IR thermometer manufacturers sold on Amazon regarding performance and clinical testing and certification

It's always 36.x degrees here
Video 1:
The magic Chinese thermometer that always reads 36.X degrees. The unit doesn’t have actual thermometer components

References and Sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

A Note About Core Body vs. Surface Temperature
Anyone who has experimented with baking a thanksgiving turkey knows that a thermometer inserted into the center of a turkey will yield a different temperature than taking a surface measurement with an IR thermometer. Similarly, pointing an IR thermometer at human skin will not yield a reading of 98.6°F but rather something closer to 93°F or 96°F. This reading can depend on many factors such as skin reflectivity, moisture, hair, etc. (a reading of approximately 98.6°F is considered ‘core’ body temperature and must be measured in a body orifice.)

Temperature Baseline Verification Procedures
As part of benchmarking the IR thermometers, I’ve used the following two test procedures to establish the baseline for each device:

Ice Water Test
The purpose of this test is to determine if the IR thermometer can accurately read the water/ice temperature of approximately 32.0°F. To perform this test, I followed these steps:

  1. Filled a glass with crushed ice and added water to fill the gaps between the ice cubes.
  2. Allowed the ice/water to rest for 120 seconds.
  3. Stirred the mixture to get uniform distribution of water and ice.
  4. Attached the infrared thermometer to a holder located over the top of the ice/water at a distance of 3″ with the lens at a 90° angle and centered it over the ice/water.
  5. Took 10 consecutive readings at 10 second increments

Infrared Comparator Cup
The purpose of this test was to compare the accuracy of an infrared thermometer to a calibrated immersion type thermometer at a temperature other than that of ice/water. The reading of the IR thermometer should match that of the reference thermometer within the stated specifications. To perform this test, I followed these steps:

  1. Used a machined aluminum cup with a flat surface with a solid matte black coating. The cup walls shield the surface from air currents in the room and the mass of the base provided for temperature stability.
  2. Inserted the reference thermometer and allowed it to stabilize for five minutes.
  3. Pointed the IR thermometer at the target inside the cup using the same distance and geometry as with the Ice Water test.
  4. Took 10 consecutive readings at a 10 second increments

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Jim’ale The Jihadi Organ Grinder and his Little Tweeting Monkey

Ilhan Omar and the Jihadi Organ Grinder

On August 25, 2019, Ilhan Omar tweeted a cryptic post stating:

“Somali government and peacekeeping forces, need to protect @Hormuud and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contribution to the economy and provide vital services. During my visit to Somalia in 2011, I was surprised by the quick evolution of the technology in Somalia.”

Ilhan Omar Save Hormuud
Image 1: Ilhan Omar’s Hormuud Telecom tweet

What Ilhan Omar omitted in her tweet was the actual reasons why she promoted Hormuud, the identity of the people that facilitated her 2011 and subsequent trips to Somalia, and their agendas. Considering the fact that Omar (known back in Somalia as Elmi) has protected status and carries a non-expiring ‘Do not investigate me with extreme prejudice’ certificate, I decided to shed some light on the main subject of her tweet: the mysterious Somali Telecom Hormuud and its founder, Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale—a  cuddly, lovable man with a henna dyed beard and a ceaseless passion for violent jihad.

Who is Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale
Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale AKA ‘Jim’ale’ is one of the wealthiest Somali businessmen and is the founder of the Al Barakat group of companies. He is also the owner of Hormuud Telecom. Beside his business interests, Jim’ale also happens to be the leading financier of the al-Shabaab, a Somali Salafi jihadi terrorist organization which since 2006 has been responsible for dozens of car and suicide bombings, kidnappings, assassinations, and targeted killing of thousands of innocent Somalis.

In the mid-2000s, Jim’ale gained enough notoriety to get added to US and UN travel bans, assets freeze databases, and targeted arms embargo lists imposed by paragraphs 1, 3, and 7 of Resolution 1844.

Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri
Image 2: Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale, the red-bearded jihadi founder of the Somali Hormuud Telecom and the Barakat money transfer companies

Jim’ale is not some small-time Kalashnikov wielding terrorist. He is a well known and respected jihadi leader and in this capacity he served in several executive roles within the Somali Council of Islamic Courts, AKA the ‘Somali Islamic Courts Union’. This was the most radical Somali jihadi Islamist political element, the same one which eventually formed the military group known as al-Shabaab (The Youth). Al-Shabab’s ideology is based on hardcore Salafism and Wahhabism and aggressively promotes the concepts of takfir, the excommunication and killing of apostates or unbelievers. The groups political objective is to create an Islamic state in the Horn of Africa that would include not only Somalia but also Djibouti, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

In 2010, Al-Shabaab was targeted in sanctions by the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 concerning Somalia and Eritrea (the “Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee”). According to the July 18, 2011 report (S/2011/433 Item # 71), Jim’ale was identified as:

“…Al-Shabaab not only attracts their business by imposing lower rates of taxation in Kismaayo than at ports controlled by the Transitional Federal Government but also actively promotes large scale imports of sugar and exports of charcoal by offering preferential access and tax breaks to Al-Shabaab affiliated businesses. Two of the most prominent figures in the network are businessmen with historical linkages to militant Islamist groups in Somalia: Abukar Omar Adaani and Ahmed Nur Jim’aale.

Jim’ale was also marked as being related to the Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, another Ilhan Omar idol, who triggered the Battle of Mogadishu:

“Mohamad Warsame is from the same sub-clan as General Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and was once known as being General Aidid’s representative in Bakaara market. Through his presence in Bakaara, he has developed a working relationship with Mr. Jim’ale.”

Jim’ale’s support for Somali Islamic fundamentalist terror goes far beyond a business venture; he is openly aligned with the al-Shabaab and other jihadi Salafi strategy and ideology. In the past, he provided major funding and political support for Hassan Dahir Aweys, who was listed by the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee. Former al-Shabaab Deputy Emir Muktar Robow also collaborated closely with Aweys and Jim’ale in consolidating their leadership role during the early 2010s in al-Shabaab’s political and ideological leadership struggle.

Sample imagery published by the Somali opposition account “ToughStrategy”
Image 3: Sample imagery published by the Somali opposition account “ToughStrategy” about the untouchable Jim’ale, which got him banned from Twitter

In 2007, Jim’ale established a front company in Djibouti for jihadi financing and logistics called the Investors Group (in 2012, it made it onto the UN terror watch list). One of the goals of the group was to destabilize Somaliland through the funding of extremist activities and weapons purchases (an objective which Ilhan Omar supports). The group provided the funding and logistics in smuggling small arms of Qatari and Turkish origin from Eritrea through Djibouti into the 5th region of Ethiopia, where the Salafi jihadi groups received the shipments. 

Transportation equipment used to smuggle weapons and ammunition
Image 4: Transportation equipment used to smuggle weapons and ammunition

In 2009, Jim’ale managed one of the largest Hawala funds in Somalia where he collected zakat (alms for the poor). The majority of the proceedings from this fund were routed to al-Shabaab. In the same year Jim’ale also worked with other like-minded individuals to undermine the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) by not participating in Somali reconciliation efforts. 

The 2009 United Nations Security Council’s Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia identifies Jim’ale as one al-Shabaab’s chief financiers (pages 10-11). It also directly linked his company Hormuud to al-Shabaab.

In 2010, Jim’ale established several mobile-to-mobile money transfer businesses such as ZAAD and offered them to al-Shabaab to make international money transfers more difficult to trace by eliminating the need to show any form of identification at the point of transaction.

Somalia Mobile money Payments a major source of funding for Al-Shabaab
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: Somali Telecom, money exchanges, and mobile payment platforms owned and controlled by Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale are one of the major sources of funding for al-Shabaab

By 2011, Jim’ale was actively supporting al-Shabaab by offering them free cellphone communications, use of company vehicles, food, aid, and political advice. He also organized fundraisers for al-Shabaab through various Somali business groups. This fundraising activity included anonymous Turkish and Qatari donations to Jim’ale’s ‘charitable ventures’ which in turn used Djibouti based financial intermediaries to send that money to al-Shabaab.

Jim’ale is by no means a silent business partner in Hormuud Telecom, rather he is in full control of the company and its donations to al-Shabaab affiliates. These include large lump sum payments in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition to the logistics support, Jim’ale through Hormuud has also provided al-Shabaab with privately paid foreign fighters from countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Spokespersons for moderate Somali groups have also warned the Somali people not to use Hormuud Telecom because Hormuud personnel listen-in on all conversations and share the intelligence with al-Shabaab.

In 2016, in part due to a large amount of progressive political lobbying and lubricating a lot of palms with tons of ‘grease’, President Obama’s state department and the US treasury removed Jim’ale from their registries and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list.

Sampling of al-Shabab Jihadi Terror Attacks in Mogadishu
Image 6
: The butcher’s bill for one year of Hormuud Telecom funding for al-Shabaab. Some of these massive death figures repeat themselves in 2018

Harmuud, the Little Jihadi Shindig
The following short listing of Hormuud staff members who have transitioned from the corporate world to full-time employment in hands-on jihadist terrorism helps illustrate the tight coupling between Jim’ale, Hormuud Telecom, al-Shabaab, and several associated large scale terror attacks in Somalia:

  1. Khalif Warsame (Khalif Adale): head of NGO affairs of al-Shabaab, was a member of Hormuud telecom executive team. He is married to Nadifo Ali Jim’ale, the sister of the chairman of Hormuud Ahmed-nur Ali Jim’ale. Nadifo currently resides in the UAE.
  2. Dahir Ga’amey (Abdi Al Haq): chief judge of al-Shabaab, was a member of the executive team of Hormuud Telecom and Jim’ale’s Al Barakat group of companies.
  3. Hassan Muhidin Hassan (Bistolo weyneh): was manager of the Hormuud Telecom office in Villa Somalia. He took part in the al-Shabaab operation to assassinate former Somali prime minister by driving the hit team in his car.
  4. Abdiweli Ahmed Diriye: was a top Hormuud Telecom administrative official. He enabled the safe passage of an explosives loaded truck that killed over 500 people in Mogadishu on October 14, 2017.
  5. Mukhtar Haji Mohamud: was a senior representative of Taaj express; a company owned by Hormuud Telecom Albarakat group wired the money that was used to purchase the explosive truck. The money was wired to Italy to Sheikh Hassan, representative of Taaj Express. He is the person who bought the truck that was used during the October 14, 2017 massacre.
  6. Haji Qaaluu Abdi Ad Ali Jim’ale: an executive member of Hormuud Telecom, was the operational coordinator of the October 14, 2017 truck bomb. He is also the nephew of Ahmed-nur Ali Jim’ale and a card carrying member of the Amniyat branch of al-Shabaab.
  7. Basira Abdi (real name Maryan): the woman who carried out the suicide attack that killed Mogadishu mayor Abdurahman Yarisow, graduated from Al Nur school, the school is managed by Hormud Telecom and Al-Barakat group.
  8. Abdikarim Mohamed Kariye: the al-Shabaab head of finance, was the operations manager of Hormuud Telecom, Taaj Express, Alburuuj Construction, Salaam Somali Bank, and Beco Powering, all Hormuud group subsidiaries of the Al-Barakat Group.
  9. Abdihakim Hassan Idow (Hiirane): a former top official of Hormuud Telecom and Salaam Bank Africa–Djibouti, is the head of al-Shabaab logistics in the Horn of Africa.

Hormuud telecom top officials who are also directly affiliated with the al-shabab Jihadi Terrorist organization
Image 7: Sampling of Hormuud Telecom top officials who are also directly affiliated with the al-Shabaab jihadi terrorist organization

So, there you have it. Ilhan Omar, a sitting Minnesota congresswoman, is openly promoting on social media the interests of Hormuud, a known front and funding source of al-Shabaab, a jihadi terrorist organization with the blood of thousands of innocent Somalis on its hands. Considering just how outrageous all of this should be, you’ve got to give Omar credit where credit is due: in one year, she managed to acquire the best political and media kevlar vest money can buy and is now dodging every funding and FARA question without even blinking.

A US based muslim Somali Ilhan Omar Supporter promoting al-Shabab terror attacks
Image 8
: What Ilhan Omar’s Somali fellow clan members think about Harmuud and it’s affiliation with al-Shabaab. A US based Muslim Somali Ilhan Omar supporter named Reggie Warsame promoting al-Shabaab terror attacks

So what do we learn from this abridged tale of third world tale of grift and corruption and Islamic terror? Perhaps it is that in this post-modern world, we (and our federal three letter agencies) just can’t be judgmental about fluid and passé concepts like terrorism, treason, and murder. Considering this epiphany, it may not be a bad idea for US treasury and the constituents of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district to chip in and indeed help “protect” the Somali Hormuud Telecom. Because if they don’t, al-Shabaab may run into financial difficulties and have to cut back on their suicide car bomb program for 2020. And who wants that?

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Muslim fraternitati fieri delenda est!

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The Magical Racial Transformation of CNN’s Evan Perez

Evan Perez Blackface

The leading form of public entertainment in the early 1830s was a theatrical genre called the Minstrel Show. These performances consisted of comic acts, dancing, speeches, and music that depicted people of African descent in a derogatory manner. The performers were usually white or light brown skinned, they painted their faces and bodies black and their lips bright pink to make them seem large and primate-like, and presented black people as dim-witted, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, and oversexed.

This form of low-life humor gradually faded away after the civil war and was replaced with vaudeville variety acts, but it never completely disappeared. You can still find remnants of it in privileged college fraternities that specialize in breeding racial bigots the likes of governor Ralph Northam and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Over the past few years, blackface has made a comeback, but now, it is being used as a racial manipulation tool.

I am a white person of color
Image 1
: The leading progressive voices in art, politics, and the media wearing blackface and cashing in on a little racism and bigotry

CNN, one of the leading progressive networks, has taken the blackface concept a step further and has incorporated the old minstrel show into its regular programing. Just like with its historical ancestor, the contemporary CNN blackface routines consist of comic skits and lengthy ideological sermons that depict the American people as backwards, stupid, gullible, and incapable of distinguishing special interest agendas and paid foreign propaganda from fact. One of their leading performers is the prince of Russian collusion Evan Perez, the Belizean native, light brown skin reporter who—as the composite below illustrates—undergoes a mystical racial transformation just before the cameras start rolling.

Why is CNN doing this? One possible explanation is the need to check off the diversity box. But if that is the case, why go with a foreign actor? Why not just hire an American black reporter?

Evan Perez The Blackface Artist
Image 2: Evan Perez in real life and after his blackface studio prep

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
The long, sordid history of Blackface – CNN Reality Check

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