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  • US Navy warship challenges China in South China Sea as US blasts Beijing's 'unlawful' claims and 'gangster tactics'

    07/14/2020 7:15:53 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 29 replies
    tps://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 7/14/2020 | Ryan Pickrell 7 hours ago
    After the US State Department declared Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea and efforts to assert dominance unlawful, the US Navy destroyer USS Ralph Johnson further challenged China with a sail-by operation. The Navy released a couple photos on Tuesday of the destroyer sailing near the contested Spratly Islands, and a Navy spokesman confirmed the ship conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the area. "This freedom of navigation operation upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging the restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan," the Navy said...
  • CNN: The US has 4% of the world's population but 25% of its Coronavirus cases

    07/08/2020 7:26:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 06/30/2020 | Scottie Andrew
    The United States has long prided itself as the world's shining beacon. But its current status is a much darker one: the globe's leader in coronavirus cases. More than 125,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected. American life has been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century. And as the country struggles to reopen, cases of Covid-19 have surged again -- this time in young people and in states that had previously avoided the brunt of the virus. Here, in dollars, percentages and — most tragically —...
  • Glen Ellyn family paints American flag on lawn, pens Declaration of Independence on driveway

    07/04/2020 4:42:49 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 3 July 2020 | Jesse Kirsch
    West suburban Glen Ellyn celebrated the Fourth of July with a patriotic decorating contest after canceling its annual fireworks display due to coronavirus. The Clifford family showed off their winning decorations, including a flag on their front lawn that they painted by hand and the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence handwritten on the driveway. Peter Clifford said "a little bit of freehand, a little bit of liquid courage and a lot of paint" went into his masterpiece. His wife Megan scraped through three sticks of chalk to write out those truths we hold to be self-evident. "And of course...
  • No American babies, no greatness: The average number of kids per U.S. woman has dropped in the past 10 years

    07/01/2020 5:47:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2020 | Alejandro Macarron
    How can America be great in the future with fewer babies every year? In the long term, no way, José. The average number of kids per U.S. woman has dropped from 2.12 in 2007 to 1.71 in 2019, the lowest ever. In the case of whites, it's 1.61. This baby deficit continues to grow, and with it, America's greatness potential shrinks. The U.S. share of world births is one third less than in 1960. This looks good only compared to Europe, where the decline is one half less. Immigrants haven't provided a sufficient solution to the social undermining that entails...
  • Patriots

    06/30/2020 9:20:23 AM PDT · by zerosix · 9 replies
    "Breathes there the man" ^ | 1771-1832 | Sir Walter Scott
    PATRIOTISM Sir Walter Scott BREATHES there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!'
  • China Warns It Will Act if U.S. Deploys New Missiles to Asian Allies

    06/24/2020 6:35:53 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies
    https://www.newsweek.com/ ^ | 6/24/20 AT 3:33 PM EDT | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    <p>Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Senior Colonel Wu Qian told a press briefing Wednesday in Beijing that "China is firmly opposed to the deployment of intermediate-range missiles by the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region." The Pentagon was long barred from deploying such weapons as a result of a 1987 treaty with Russia but President Donald Trump's administration left the deal last August and has since signaled a willingness to confront China, and China has threatened to retaliate.</p>
  • New York Times: America Is Too Broken to Fight the Coronavirus

    06/23/2020 10:52:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/23/2020 | Michelle Goldberg
    Graphs of the coronavirus curves in Britain, Canada, Germany and Italy look like mountains, with steep climbs up and then back down. The one for America shows a fast climb up to a plateau. For a while, the number of new cases in the U.S. was at least slowly declining. Now, according to The Times, it’s up a terrifying 22 percent over the last 14 days. As Politico reported on Monday, Italy’s coronavirus catastrophe once looked to Americans like a worst-case scenario. Today, it said, “America’s new per capita cases remain on par with Italy’s worst day — and show...
  • China Is $8 Trillion Away From Eclipsing Trump’s Economy

    06/18/2020 2:48:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/16/2020 | William Pesek
    What if the U.S. had the economic equivalent of a Sputnik moment and the White House failed to notice? This, unfortunately, is now more a rhetorical question than an active one. Admittedly, it’s become a cliché to compare this or that shock to how the Soviet Union’s 1957 satellite launch rocked America. But economist Richard Duncan has a point that Beijing’s aggressive investments in 5G and other technologies, with President Donald Trump focused on bringing back coal, is its own “national emergency.” “There is no mystery as to why China will soon overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading technological,...
  • Reminder: The First Legal Slave Owner in America was a Black Man

    06/17/2020 8:23:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/17/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s something you won’t read about in the US history books.The first legal slave owner in America was black and he owned white slaves. Anthony Johnson (BC 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia.Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. Sometime after 1635, Antonio and Mary gained their freedom from indenture. Antonio changed his name to Anthony Johnson.In 1651 Anthony Johnson owned...
  • The Daily Show: Democracy in the United States has failed. And America knows that when a country needs democracy, you invade it. That's why we're calling on Canada to invade the United States and restore democracy.

    06/12/2020 9:04:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 11, 2020 | The Daily Show
    Democracy in the United States has failed. And America knows that when a country needs democracy, you invade it. That's why we're calling on Canada to invade the United States and restore democracy. Sign the petition: http://dailyshow.com/InvadeUs
  • CNN Promotes Black Leaders Saying the Washington & Jefferson Monuments must come down, Removal of the US Constitution will be next

    06/12/2020 8:03:54 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/11/2020 | G. Grider
    Communist news network CNN aired a debate back in 2017 promoting the removal of monuments and statues dedicated to Washington and Jefferson, now in 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for 11 Confederate statues to be removed from the Capitol. A massive rewriting of American history is underway, and when it is finished, the race anarchists will then set their sights on the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution as well. After all, our founding documents were written by slave owners, were they not? “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has...
  • Vatican Weighs In on USA’s Civil Unrest

    06/07/2020 11:50:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 5, 2020 | William Mahoney
    Vatican Weighs In on USA’s Civil Unrest Aligns with political Left VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The pope has congratulated an American bishop for showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) while a Vatican official has compared racism to the Wuhan virus.Bp. Mark Seitz of El Paso Pope Francis called Bp. Mark Seitz of El Paso on Wednesday to congratulate the Texas prelate for leading a public prayer demonstration in solidarity with BLM. Meanwhile, prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Family (PCF) Abp. Vincenzo Paglia compared the Wuhan virus to racism. Wearing a protective mask and carrying a sign...
  • Report: Secret Service Rushed Trump to White House Bunker During Floyd Protest

    05/31/2020 10:22:47 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 48 replies
    time ^ | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE AND ZEKE MILLER / AP MAY 31, 2020 11:55 PM EDT | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE AND ZEKE MILLER / AP
    Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorized to publicly discuss private matters and spoke on condition of anonymity. The account was confirmed by an administration official who also on condition of anonymity. The abrupt decision by the agents underscored the rattled mood...
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  • Films to watch this Memorial Day weekend

    05/23/2020 6:44:39 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 72 replies
    Memorial Day activities, gatherings and parades may not be possible in your area due to the Coronavirus shutdown. We can still display the U.S. flag and honor the fallen at cemeteries. Two of my favorites films are The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Harold Russell and The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1953) with William Holden and Grace Kelly. The he Bridges at Toko-Ri ends with the memorable line, “Where do we get such men?” What patriotic films do you enjoy watching?
  • Video: Extremely Loud Islamic Call to Prayer Is Being Broadcasted 5 Timer A Day During COVID Lockdown – Sparks Noise Complaints In LA

    05/23/2020 2:27:14 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 45 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.23.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Obama wanted to systematically change America, well, keep electing people like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and it will happen. But this change won’t be good for the real Americans! Obama might be gone but his legacy lives on. We all know that we are a country that is based on freedom and diversity but the left has gone too far! Everyone should express their religion as long as they don’t interfere with our way of living. Culver City is the latest city that has to put up with the enormously loud Islamic call to prayer 5 times a day...
  • Charles Co. (MD) Residents Protest Continued Closure [Man wears "White Supremacy Is Terrorism" shirt]

    05/17/2020 5:12:29 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Southern Maryland Chronicle ^ | 5/16/20 | Suzanne Copeland
    La Plata, MD - On Friday, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. demonstrators gathered in front of the Charles County Government Center to protest the Board of County Commissioners decision to postpone the counties phase 1 reopening schedule. The protest was led by Bill Dotson, former District 28 Delegate, after the Board of County Commissioners voted in a 3-2 to keep Charles County closed until May 29, 2020. The demonstrators were met with opposition from Deron Tross, publisher and creator for the Facebook group, Charles County Matters Est. 2015. Tross and several other demonstrators supporting the Commissioner’s decision arrived to...
  • Trump threatens to cut 'whole relationship' with China (Nikkei Asian Review)

    05/16/2020 1:04:04 AM PDT · by cba123 · 135 replies
    Nikkei ^ | May 15, 2020 | ALEX FANG, Nikkei staff writer May 15, 2020 05:26 JST
    Trump threatens to cut 'whole relationship' with China -- NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is currently not on speaking terms with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that Washington could go as far as severing the "whole relationship" with Beijing if trade relations do not improve. https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Trade-war/Trump-threatens-to-cut-whole-relationship-with-China
  • Leaked Report: Chinese Officials Told To ‘Prepare For WAR With America’ Amid Coronavirus Fallout

    05/06/2020 8:14:52 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 42 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.06.2020 | Alex D.
    A sharp escalation in tit-for-tat retributions between China and the United States marks a deeply uncertain moment in relations between the two countries, already under strain from a longstanding trade dispute and a fierce debate over international use of Chinese technology. Both countries have scrambled over the last week to shape the international narrative surrounding both the inception and response to the COVID-19 virus. Trump began resolutely referring to the disease as the “Chinese virus,” brushing aside concerns about whether the phrase is racist and will incite unnecessary anger inside China. Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of...
  • The Atlantic: The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump

    05/04/2020 7:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/04/2020 | Anne Applebaum
    It looks, at first, like one of a zillion unfunny video clips that now circulate on the internet: “Once Upon a Virus” features cheap animation, cheesy music, and sarcastic dialogue between China—represented by a Lego terra-cotta warrior with a low, masculine voice—and the United States, represented by a Lego Statue of Liberty with a high, squeaky voice. They “speak” in short sentences: “We discovered a new virus,” says the warrior. “So what?” says the Statue of Liberty. “It’s dangerous,” says the warrior. “It’s only a flu,” says Statue of Liberty. “Wear a mask,” says the warrior. “Don’t wear a mask,”...