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  • If the US Wants to Beat China, Why Is It Copying China's Socialism?

    07/21/2021 6:47:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 07/21/2021 | Mihai Macovei
    Under the Biden administration the US continued escalating the economic and geopolitical frictions with China. At the recent G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, President Biden sought to rally a “united front” against China with traditional G7 allies and new ones such as Australia, India, South Korea, and South Africa and rebuked China on economic policies, human rights, and tensions in the East and South China Seas. The US also persuaded its G7 allies to back a massive infrastructure support package for developing countries. The so-called Build Back Better World Partnership (B3W) is a de facto rival to China’s Belt and...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks Demands Actions Against CCP After Meeting with Chinese Defector Dr. Li-meng Yan

    07/21/2021 6:41:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 07/21/2021 | JD Rucker
    Dr. Li-meng Yan has made her rounds across international media. Most won’t interview her; CNN and MSNBC pretend she doesn’t exist. But in the last year she has appeared on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show, several podcasts, and a handful of international shows. Despite all this, she has had a hard time getting an audience with American politicians.Congressman Mo Brooks changed that. He met with Dr. Li-meng Yan and was so impressed, he released a statement condemning the Chinese Communist Party and accusing them of having “NEGLIGENTLY, RECKLESSLY OR INTENTIONALLY RELEASED COVID-19” (yes, in all caps).Most of our readers...
  • Taliban Demands War Booty, Women Aged 15-45, as Sex Slaves in Captured Afghanistan .. How jihad begets jihad.

    07/21/2021 6:33:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Front page ^ | Jul 21, 2021 | Ashlyn Davis
    Having captured key districts and border posts with Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the Taliban are now hunting for women in these areas. “All imams and mullahs in captured areas should provide the Taliban with a list of girls above 15 and widows under 45 to be married to Taliban fighters,” read a letter issued in the name of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission for Islamic preachers in the region. The Taliban has promised to marry these women to their fighters and take them to Pakistan’s Waziristan. There, these women will be converted to Islam and reintegrated. Is anyone talking about...
  • These Americans Are So Fed Up With Portland And Sacramento They Want To Redraw State Borders

    07/21/2021 6:32:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/21/2021 | Tristan Justice
    PORTLAND, Ore. — No state is more emblematic of deepening political and cultural divisions in America than Oregon, where a movement is underway in the state’s more conservative southern and eastern counties to break away from the radically leftist urban centers in the northwest and become part of an enlarged Idaho.Such efforts have been around for decades as divisions sizzled under the surface. Each side sees the other with a growing contempt, as leftists in the state capitol, Salem, rule with a legislative supermajority and, increasingly, no regard for their neighbors in largely rural eastern Oregon. In that part of...
  • GOP RINOs Are Getting Primary Challengers and the Media Seems Upset

    07/21/2021 6:30:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red Oklahoma. A devout Baptist, Lankford was the director of the nation’s largest Christian youth camp for more than a decade. He speaks out regularly against abortion and what he describes as excessive government spending. And his voting record in the Senate aligned with former President Donald Trump’s position nearly 90% of the time. But like several other seemingly safe GOP incumbents, Lankford, who didn't even draw a primary opponent in 2016, finds himself under fierce attack by a challenger...
  • Provincetown (MA) issues warning after surge in COVID cases, advises crowded venues to enforce vaccine verification

    07/21/2021 6:25:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    There’s a warning in Cape Cod after a surge in COVID cases were tied to the Fourth of July. Provincetown is telling everyone to take precautions, including wearing masks again. The positivity rate in Provincetown is five times higher than it was just two weeks ago. The Massachusetts state average was also back up on Tuesday to over 1 percent. The crowds keep coming to Commercial Street in Provincetown. Even as the popular tourist spot experiences a midseason COVID spike, Barnstable County health officials said 132 COVID-19 cases were linked to Provincetown between July 1 and July 16. Most of...
  • BREAKING!! Victory! Judge Orders California to Put Larry Elder on Recall Ballot

    07/21/2021 6:22:53 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 27 replies
    thelibertydaily ^ | 21 July 21 | J.D. Rucker
    After attempts by duplicitous Democrats, a judge has ordered California’s Secretary of State to include conservative pundit Larry Elder on the September ballot to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. This comes after three days of leftist hackery in their attempts to subvert one of the highest profile candidates in the race. Harmeet K. Dhillon reported, “Judge orders California to include Larry Elder on the ballot in California recall election. Says tax returns were never required in the first place for a recall as opposed to a primary election.
  • Free Speech Win: Court Strikes Down Law Mandating Transgender Pronouns

    07/21/2021 6:08:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/21/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Friday, a California appeals court struck down part of Senate Bill 219 (enacted in 2017), which required staffers in elder care facilities to use the preferred pronouns of transgender residents or patients. The court ruled that the transgender mandate, codified in Health and Safety Code section 1439.51, violates the free speech rights of elder care staff. The court rejected a challenge to another aspect of the law, however.“Content-based laws are presumptively unconstitutional and are subject to strict scrutiny,” Judge Elena Duarte wrote for herself and two other judges in Taking Offense v. California (2021). “The pronoun provision at issue...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 22 July 2021

    07/21/2021 6:00:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ Happy Birthday, Ima! NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (July 21, 2021) Ima Black, the widow of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Delbert D. Black, rides in an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Airwolves" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 40 as it flies over Naval Station Mayport, July 21, 2021, in celebration of her 100th birthday. Ima Black, an honorary Master Chief Petty Officer, is the ship sponsor for the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass...
  • Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns over report linking him to gay bars, Grindr

    07/21/2021 4:56:09 PM PDT · by RandFan · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/21/21 01:17 PM EDT | BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) top administrative official has resigned after the organization became aware of allegations that the priest had visited gay bars and used the hook-up app Grindr. The USCCB said in a statement first shared by the National Catholic Reporter that it had accepted the resignation of Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, who has served as the group’s general secretary since last fall. Archbishop José Gomez, the USCCB’s president, said in a Tuesday memo to all bishops that it was “with sadness” that Burrill had stepped down from his role, adding that the conference was notified Monday...
  • Washington Post Columnist: ‘Rand Paul Was Right and Fauci Was Wrong’

    07/21/2021 4:51:28 PM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20 | HANNAH BLEAU
    A columnist for the Washington Post admitted on Tuesday that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was correct in Tuesday’s heated back and forth between the senator and Dr. Anthony Fauci over the White House chief medical adviser’s denial of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “Hey guys,@RandPaul was right and Fauci was wrong. The NIH was funding gain of function research in Wuhan but NIH pretended it didn’t meet their ‘gain of function’ definition to avoid their own oversight mechanism,” Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Washington Post, said Tuesday. “SorryNotSorry if...
  • Joy Behar: Rand Paul should be 'thanking' Fauci instead of attacking him

    07/21/2021 4:44:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20 | By Brandon Gillespie
    "The View" co-host Joy Behar strongly defended Dr. Anthony Fauci Wednesday against criticism from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concerning the origins of the coronavirus and funding for gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. During a discussion on the clash between Fauci and Paul at a Tuesday hearing on Capitol Hill, Behar praised the former's experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with helping fight past diseases and claimed the latter should be thanking him instead of blaming him for coronavirus deaths. "Dr. Fauci … has been running the NIH for 36 years, okay?"...
  • CIA Taps Top Bin Laden 'Hunter' to Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery

    07/21/2021 4:40:34 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/21/2021 | Charles Kim
    The CIA is using a veteran of the hunt for al Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden to try and get to the bottom of a series of mysterious “directed energy” attacks against U.S. personnel serving at consulates and embassies around the world since 2016. The attacks cause a variety of bizarre symptoms that appeared out of nowhere to operatives and spies serving at U.S. facilities at home and abroad, The Hill reported Wednesday. The symptoms include hearing high pitched sounds, steady “pulses of energy” in the head, pain, nausea, dizziness, and several other “bizarre” sensations, the WebMD website said. The...
  • Arlington to vote on creating police oversight board

    The Arlington County Board is voting Wednesday night on whether to create a civilian group overseeing police — and on just how much power such a body might have to launch independent investigations of misconduct by officers. The vote, more than a year after racial justice demonstrators nationwide called for greater scrutiny of police, particularly following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, comes as other jurisdictions around the D.C. region and the country have taken similar steps to ramp up accountability. In Arlington, months of debate have centered on whether the civilian board should be able to...
  • What's Dumber Than CRT? CNN

    07/21/2021 4:34:29 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 21 July 2021 | Ann Coulter
    As we discussed last week, "critical race theory" is a subtle philosophical construct where the answer to everything is: THAT'S RACIST! Teachers hawking this glop are being defended by their journalist allies, who sneer that CRT critics are too stupid to understand the nuances of the theory. The Aristotelian ideal of this sneer was Elle Reeve's "special report" for CNN -- pre-taped to eliminate any danger of Elle being contradicted by someone smarter, such as a 10-year-old. CNN's Brianna Keilar introduced the segment by asking her: "Do these vocal opponents of critical race theory actually understand fully what it is?"...
  • Emergency powers law used for Michigan’s pandemic stay-home order is coming off the books

    07/21/2021 4:30:03 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 21 July A.D. 2021 | Lauren Gibbons
    The law used by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to issue emergency orders without legislative approval during the pandemic is getting repealed. On Wednesday, the Michigan House approved Unlock Michigan’s initiative to repeal the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, from which Whitmer drew authority to unilaterally extend a state of emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic until the Michigan Supreme Court determined it was unconstitutional in October 2020. The Unlock Michigan initiative does not impact another, more recent state of emergency law on the books that allows the governor to declare a state of emergency for 28 days, after which point...
  • Radio host Larry Elder to appear on California recall ballot(It's game time!)

    07/21/2021 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Vendome · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 7-21-2021 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    A California judge on Wednesday cleared the way for conservative talk radio host Larry Elder to join the field of candidates for an upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory in Sacramento, where he challenged a decision by state election officials to block him from the September recall ballot. In a tweet, Elder wrote, “Victory! My next one will be on Sept. 14 at the ballot box.” Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl disagreed with a state decision that Elder failed to meet requirements to qualify to run in...
  • President Trump: America Is Heading Towards Communism

    07/21/2021 3:43:47 PM PDT · by RandFan · 44 replies
    One America ^ | July 20 | One America
    President Trump has put the mainstream media on blast and has accused Democrats of leading America towards communism. On Tuesday, Trump was interviewed on the Michael Savage Show, where he blasted the media for protecting Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats. Trump went on to criticize Biden for allowing illegal immigrants to flood into the U.S., leading to a crime wave and COVID-19 infection surges in border states. The 45th president also discussed election integrity and the importance of securing U.S. elections against fraud.
  • Enough is enough: WTOP's GM addresses racist letter written to staffer

    07/21/2021 3:37:15 PM PDT · by FalloutShelterGirl · 42 replies
    WTOP (Washington DC) ^ | July 21, 2021 | Joel Oxley
    As I’m sure most people would assume, we get plenty of criticism at WTOP. Sometimes it’s constructive: We need to use better grammar; we need to add more details to our stories; or we made a mistake. Sometimes it’s about opinion: We are too left because we talk to liberals; or we are too right because we talk to conservatives. And that’s all OK. We’re not perfect. We strive to be accurate all the time. We aim to be unbiased. At WTOP, we are glad to get the feedback. It makes us better — negative, positive and in-between. Then there...
  • Greek Archdiocese of Canada: Powerful Statement Targeting Anti-Vaxxers; Conspiracy Theorists

    07/21/2021 3:36:51 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 25 replies
    The Pappas Post ^ | 07/21/21 | Gregory Pappas
    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada has issued a powerful statement against unnamed individuals it claims “worship” the communion spoon and refuse vaccines. The unusually strongly-worded statement was posted on the Archdiocese’s Facebook page on Wednesday, July 21. The post isn’t signed by an individual and doesn’t carry the signature of the Archbishop Sotirios of Canada. Do You Worship the Communion Spoon? Then You Are a Pagan. What a shame that you refuse to understand this. You continue to think that you are more orthodox than others. You shout in all directions that you possess the truth. Without realizing it,...