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  • Costco pulling products allegedly made with forced monkey labor

    10/29/2020 5:59:52 AM PDT · by billorites · 94 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The alleged use of forced monkey labor has led Costco to stop selling Thai-made coconut products. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been tracking such animal abuse since 2019, while urging retailers to pull merchandise made from the bad actors to discourage the practice, USA Today reported. “No kind shopper wants monkeys to be chained up and treated like coconut-picking machines,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement, according to the outlet. “Costco made the right call to reject animal exploitation, and PETA is calling on holdouts like Kroger to follow suit.” PETA’s investigation found chained-up...
  • Former Sheila Jackson-Lee Staffer Is Sentenced To 4-Years In Prison For Doxing Republicans

    06/23/2020 1:47:18 PM PDT · by rochester · 40 replies
    The Union Journal ^ | June 22, 2020 | Carlos Christian
    A former staffer for Democrats Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for doxing Republican members of Congress in 2018 during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In April, Jackson Cosko pleaded guilty to two counts of taking restricted personal information and making it public, and also one count each for computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Cosko was upset at the Kavanaugh hearings on September 27, 2018, according to prosecutors, so he “maliciously publishing the personal home addresses and telephone numbers of Senators Lindsay Graham, Orrin...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/31/2020 Newsdump Friday

    01/31/2020 9:39:33 PM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/31/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    For the fourth time in recent weeks we have an upwards revision of the number of Americans injured in the Iranian missile strike at the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq on January 8th. First the number was 11, then it was 34 and then it was 50. But now the number is 64..... The United States lifting sanctions against a unit of a Chinese company COSCO..... The impeachment trial of President Trump rolling forward on Newsdump Friday with a vote to not call any witnesses.... A woman who figured prominently in the House impeachment inquiry is retiring..... The United States...
  • Judicial Watch Files Two New Lawsuits on Biden Scandal [Weekly Update]

    10/11/2019 5:43:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 11, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files Two More Lawsuits on Biden Ukraine-China Scandal Judicial Watch Battles in Court to Question Hillary Clinton Under Oath Trump Boots Chinese Communists Out of U.S. Port Judicial Watch Files Two More Lawsuits on Biden Ukraine-China Scandal Our government doesn’t assume that every business investment opportunity is good for our country, and so there are checks in place, including something called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS is commissioned to review “transactions involving foreign investment in the U.S. to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United...
  • American Thinker's scoop on Trump getting Port of Long Beach out of Chicom hands getting noticed

    10/10/2019 5:42:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/10/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Here's an impressive quiet accomplishment from the Trump administration, now noted by Judicial Watch: Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S. It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long...
  • COSCO Tankers Go Dark

    10/09/2019 3:38:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 43 replies
    About a third of the tankers owned by COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) have shut off their AIS systems after the U.S. imposed sanctions on the company for allegedly shipping Iranian crude, reports Reuters. Ship tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon indicates that in the week ending October 7, 14 tankers, including nine VLCCs, have gone dark. The U.S. imposed sanctions on the company on September 25. At the time, the U.S. Department of State said the company, along with five others, knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran in defiance of sanctions set in place...
  • Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Control

    10/08/2019 4:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2019
    Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S. It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement...
  • Stocks Are Trading Deep in the Red Amid Global Jitters

    04/17/2015 9:13:28 AM PDT · by John W · 11 replies
    the street.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Keris Alison Lahiff
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks cratered on Friday, caught up in a global selloff triggered by changes in Chinese market regulation. A series of poor earnings from the likes of American Express and Advanced Micro Devices also hurt stocks and prompted worries over first-quarter performance for companies in the S&P 500. Wall Street grew nervous on reports Chinese regulators will crack down on over-the-counter margin trading and regulations that allow fund managers to lend shares for short-selling. Global markets sold off on the reports on the view tighter regulation would limit the recent influx of money into China's Shanghai...
  • China's COSCO Dis-Assembles 8 Ships Amid Glut As Baltic Dry Hits Another Record Low

    02/16/2015 2:47:44 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-16-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 02/16/2015 You know things are bad in the ship-building business when... amid considerably larger than expected losses, China's COSCO announced that it has dis-assembled 8 vessels in January alone (including 3 bulk carriers) and will be decommissioning and disposing of them as it awaits a "more conducive" environment. It appears that is not coming anytime soon, as The Baltic Dry Index just hit 522 - a new all-time low (down a stunning 53 of the last 55 days). As COSCO explains in its HKSE Statement:(snip)
  • How to crack the Costco code that shopping sites are buzzing about

    04/21/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Financial Post ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Lou Carlozo
    NEW YORK — As superstore pricing mysteries go, it’s not the equivalent of “The Da Vinci Code,” but there’s still something deliciously elusive about the so-called “Costco Code” that has set the tongues of shopping mavens wagging for the past several months. At least the plot line is direct enough: If you can interpret what the various sequences of digits and asterisks mean on Costco Wholesale Club price signs, you’re on your way to scoring serious bargains. Here’s how it works, according to Costco shoppers spreading the word online: If a price at Costco ends in .99, you’re paying full...
  • How to get generic drugs even cheaper Rx prices can vary by $170 among retailers

    01/05/2014 9:39:36 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 29 replies
    Clark Howard.com ^ | 8-19-13 | Clark Howard
    Generic drugs now account for well over 80% of all prescriptions. Just 10 years ago, less than half of drugs sold were generics. Much of the growth is because employers make generics extra-affordable through mail order programs (pharmacy benefits managers). Then you also have the grocery stores and big box retailers who do $4 generics. Meanwhile, a lot of breakthrough drugs that were patent protected are no longer so and are now selling as generics. But what you don't know about the pricing of generics can hurt your wallet. The big pharmacy chains discount generics 30% from the brand name...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over ‘Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History’

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that “of all the great cover-ups in history” — including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate — Benghazi “is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.” “We may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based “Rusty Humphries Show.” “The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked. “Yeah,” Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • Happy Halal Thanksgiving (Boycott Butterball)

    11/21/2011 6:47:27 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 91 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Did you know that the turkey you're going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it's a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is. I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: "Our whole turkeys are certified halal." Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, and letting...
  • Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    08/20/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | August 17, 2011 | JIM MOTAVALLI
    Costco, the membership warehouse-club chain, was an early leader in offering electric-vehicle charging to its customers, setting an example followed by other retailers, including Best Buy and Walgreen. By 2006, Costco had installed 90 chargers at 64 stores, mostly in California but also some in Arizona, New York and Georgia. Even after General Motors crushed its EV1 battery cars, the Costco chargers stayed in place. Yet just as plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt enter the market, Costco is reversing course and pulling its chargers out of the ground, explaining that customers do not use them. Photographed...
  • Loosening export controls (Obama moves oversight of selling missile technology to Commerce Dept.)

    10/15/2009 8:36:20 AM PDT · by austinaero · 81 replies · 3,128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/15/09 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development. The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
  • US store chain cuts sales of food from China

    02/12/2008 6:29:09 PM PST · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 161 replies · 439+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 12, 08 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US grocery chain Trader Joe's said Monday it would stop selling food imported from China due to customers' concerns about the products' safety. "Our customers have voiced concerns about products from this region and we have listened," Trader Joe's spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said in a statement. "All single ingredient food items sourced from mainland China are scheduled to be out of our stores by April 1," she said. "We will continue to source products from other regions until our customers feel as confident as we do about the quality and safety of Chinese products."
  • Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill (China again)

    01/31/2008 8:24:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 205+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2008 | JAKE HOOKER and WALT BOGDANICH
    BEIJING — A huge state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company that exports to dozens of countries, including the United States, is at the center of a nationwide drug scandal after nearly 200 Chinese cancer patients were paralyzed or otherwise harmed last summer by contaminated leukemia drugs. Chinese drug regulators have accused the manufacturer of the tainted drugs of a cover-up and have closed the factory that produced them. In December, China’s Food and Drug Administration said that the Shanghai police had begun a criminal investigation and that two officials, including the head of the plant, had been detained. The drug maker, Shanghai...
  • Long Beach won't give up on COSCO - Congress kills bid by Chinese for naval base (Hunter)

    03/21/2007 6:53:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,173+ views
    WND ^ | Sept 21, 1998 | Joseph Farrah
    Although Congress has killed a deal to lease the abandoned Long Beach Naval Station to a Chinese shipping company, local officials are still fighting to make other accommodations to keep the China Ocean Shipping Co. from leaving the harbor. Port of Long Beach officials were officially stripped of their ability to lease the former Navy land to COSCO late last week, when congressional conferees submitted to Congress the 1998-1999 defense authorization bill. The legislation's final language effectively prohibits the Chinese company from leasing any part of the Long Beach Naval Station after it is converted into a cargo terminal. Officials...
  • Commentary: China's dire prediction

    02/04/2007 6:37:27 AM PST · by AncientAirs · 22 replies · 868+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2007 | Musharraf
    "... public opinion polls showed China with a better image than America in friendly European countries .... "Hence, Musharraf's decision ... to assist the ... Taliban "moderates" to retake power in Kabul. "Chinese ... view U.S. dependence on space as an asymmetric vulnerability .... "On Jan. 11, China decided it was time to demonstrate the fragility of the U.S. military dependence on communications satellites. ... With pinpoint accuracy, the missile pulverized the Feng Yun 1-C 500 miles above Earth, scattering thousands of tiny fragments that could easily puncture the metal skin of other satellites in orbit. "Gen. Yao Yunzhu ...If...
  • Calls for 'punitive' US sanctions against China (Duncan Hunter)

    02/01/2007 8:29:01 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 35 replies · 908+ views
    Breaking News.ie ^ | 01/02/2007 - 15:08:00 (as noted on site) | The Associated Press
    BreakingNews.ie Calls for 'punitive' US sanctions against China US lawmakers called for legislative action today to address a huge trade imbalance with China, reflecting what they described as a growing impatience among US citizens with Beijing’s economic policies. At a congressional advisory panel, lawmakers also complained of massive Chinese counterfeiting of copyrighted goods that they said hurt American manufacturers. The focus, however, was a soaring US trade deficit with China. “It is dangerous for our national security. It is dangerous for our economy and we need to do something about it,” Democratic Senator Ben Cardin told the US-China Economic...