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  • US intelligence report paints a grim picture of a post-COVID-19 world

    Published 20 hours ago
    ByAustin Williams

    LOS ANGELES - A recent intelligence forecast from the National Intelligence Council paints a grim picture of a world fragmented by the lasting impacts of the novel coronavirus and climate change.

    The report — published every four years — is titled "Global Trends," and was released on Thursday by the National Intelligence Council. It is intended to help policymakers and citizens anticipate the economic, environmental, technological and demographic forces likely to shape the world through the next 20 years.

    https://www.fox6now.com/news/us-inte...utm_campaign=t rueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=truea nthem&utm_source=twitter
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    Report here:

    A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL 2040

    MARCH 2021
    GLOBAL TRENDS. A MORE CONTESTED WORLD

    MARCH 2021
    NIC 2021-02339
    ISBN 978-1-929667-33-8

    ... Global Trends is designed to provide an analytic framework for policymakers early in each administration as they craft national security strategy and navigate an uncertain future. The goal is not to offer a speci c prediction of the world in 2040; instead, our intent is to help policymakers and citizens see what may lie beyond the horizon and prepare for an array of possible futures.
    ...

    The COVID-19 Factor: Expanding Uncertainty

    THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMERGED GLOBALLY IN 2020, WREAKING HAVOC ACROSS THE WORLD, KILLING MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE AS OF EARLY 2021, DEVASTATING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, AND DISRUPTING ECONOMIES AND POLITICAL DYNAMICS WITHIN AND BETWEEN COUNTRIES. PREVIOUS GLOBAL TRENDS EDITIONS FORECASTED THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW DISEASES AND EVEN IMAGINED SCENARIOS WITH A PANDEMIC, BUT WE LACKED A FULL PICTURE OF THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF ITS disruptive potential. COVID-19 has shaken long-held assumptions about resilience and adaptation and created new uncertainties about the economy, governance, geopolitics, and technology.

    To understand and assess the impact of this crisis, we examined and debated a broad range of our assumptions and assessments related to key global trends. We asked a series of questions: Which existing trends will endure, which trends are accelerating or decelerating because of the pandemic, and where are we likely to experience fundamental, systemic shifts? Are the disruptions temporary or could the pandemic unleash new forces to shape the future? Much like the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to produce some changes that will be felt for years to come and change the way we live, work, and govern domestically and internationally. How great these will be, however, is very much in question.
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    https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/docum...rends_2040.pdf

  • #2
    9/11 was used to excuse searching most US citizens as if they were criminals prior to boarding planes. That hasn't changed and does not bode well for the future along with the enormous transfer of wealth from the many to the few that has happened over the past year, so the grimness seems realistic.

    Elevating the Role of Nonstate Actors. Nonstate
    actors, ranging from the Gates Foundation
    to private companies, have been crucial to
    vaccine research or retrofitting equipment to
    mass produce medical supplies and personal
    protective equipment. Nonstate networks will
    complement national and intergovernmental
    action in future health crises, including early
    warning, treatment, facilitation of data-sharing,
    and vaccine development.
    Naomi Wolf: We’ve Reached ‘Step Ten’ of the 10 Steps to Fascism

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    Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins and Government Response to Pandemic H.R. 834

    “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

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    • Mary Wilson
      Mary Wilson commented
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      Naome Wolf's Personal Quotes (6)
      Orgasm is the body's natural call to feminist politics.
      What's going to happen next, is a big period of objectifying men's bodies.
      In my weaker or dumber moments, I am perfectly capable of wanting to be surrounded by adoring, nubile seventeen-year old soccer players.
      It's supposed to be slutty to say "I have a condom". Well, we need sluts for the revolution.
      https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0937890/bio
      -Anything to sell a book-

    • Emily
      Emily commented
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      You forgot the last one, Mary.
      "Violent torment, laid plain to see, cannot be justified or downplayed. The intimate suffering that afflicts women (and men) in the context of domestic violence usually has no witnesses except the perpetrator, the victim and - too often - the children. Without seeing what horror transpired, it is easy for the culture to erase the seriousness of such assaults - to diminish them as a private matter, a lovers' quarrel, an argument that got out of hand but one that is essentially up to the couple to sort out."

      --Anything to reduce a complex, evolving woman into a stereotype?--

      https://dailyclout.io/opinion-i-fact...e-should-feel/
      "Apart from the regrettable fact that the legacy of homophobic British colonial law should be the focus of the debate about Wolf’s book, Outrages, and sadly isn’t, I also detect in this controversy about Wolf’s book a rather nasty British display of tall poppy syndrome – which means that the successful have to be bought down a peg or two. There may also be that old resentment at an American social critic daring to take on anything British. But most of all I am sure there is a high level of sexism in the mix, with a dismissal of female scholarship, and a territorial claim to certain kinds of subject matter."
      Last edited by Emily; April 16, 2021, 12:32 AM.

  • #3
    There is a lot of useful data in this report on all areas of the world except North America, which is a strange omission.

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    • Emily
      Emily commented
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      I noticed that, too, JJackson. Too dark for them to think about? That's why I added Naomi Wolf's perception.

  • #4
    bump this

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    • #5
      NOTE: A Publication before the Coronavirus Pandemic

      GLOBAL TRENDS 2030: ALTERNATIVE WORLDS a publication of the National Intelligence Council

      DECEMBER 2012 NIC 2012-001

      ... Before launching work on the current volume, the NIC commissioned an academic study of the four previous Global Trends studies, beginning with the rst edition
      in 1996-97. The reviewers examined the Global Trends papers to highlight any persistent blind spots and biases as well as distinctive strengths. A subsequent conference focused on addressing shortcomings and building on the studies’ strong points for the forthcoming work. We sought to address the reviewers’ concerns in designing the present project.

      https://globaltrends2030.files.wordp...vember2012.pdf

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