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  • A project in El Salvador shows how China is exerting its growing power in America's backyard

    09/04/2021 1:25:11 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies nbc ^ | September 4, 2021 | Ken Dilanian and Joel Seidman and Gabriel Sanchez
    Two years ago, the U.S. government began loudly questioning a Chinese push to purchase an island off El Salvador's coast, where a Chinese company was proposing to build a deep water port and manufacturing zone. The American objections seemed to have had an impact, as a political backlash in El Salvadorstalled the project. But the Chinese were not deterred. After what U.S. officials publicly asserted was a successful Chinese effort to bribe El Salvadoran politicians, the project is now moving forward. NBC News has obtained a power point presentation by a state-owned Chinese firm called "Shared Opportunities, Shared Future," that...
  • Communist China Tells Climate Czar Kerry No Cooperation on Climate Change Unless U.S. Shuts Up About Human Rights

    09/04/2021 1:15:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEP 04, 2021 | Rick Moran
    The Chinese Communists don’t like having their oppressive regime called out for human rights abuses and they let U.S. climate envoy John Kerry know that in no uncertain terms. ... The reason their solar panels are being sanctioned is that the Communists are engaging in unfair trading practices by deliberately selling the products at a loss to undercut the viability of the U.S. solar panel industry. The Chinese were also using slave labor to produce the panels. It’s harder to sell those solar panels because the Chinese are cheating and got caught. Should we lift the restrictions because of human...
  • Woodburn migrant teen trafficking reports are ‘incredulous, horrible’

    09/04/2021 12:59:02 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 37 replies
    koin ^ | 09/04/2021 | Joelle Jones
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Lawmakers are demanding answers following reports of a federal probe into the potential labor trafficking of migrant teens in Woodburn, Oregon. According to a report from Bloomberg Law, the federal government has launched a multi-agency investigation to determine whether unaccompanied migrant teens were released from government custody to labor traffickers who sent them to work on agricultural plants in Woodburn and other locations.“These kids are coming across the border seeking a better life, only to be sold into a trafficking situation? That’s incredulous and horrible,” Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader told KOIN 6 News.The investigation comes as...
  • Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 3 memorial sites

    09/04/2021 12:43:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Associated Press via ^ | 04 SEP 2021 | ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day. Biden will visit ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon and the memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United Flight 93 was forced down, the White House said Saturday. Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, for a separate event before joining the president at the Pentagon, the White House said. Biden's itinerary is similar to the one President Barack Obama followed in...
  • (Sixteen) States battle Biden administration in court for failing to deport criminal illegal aliens

    09/04/2021 12:27:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Just The News ^ | 03 SEP 2021 | Bethany Blankley
    With the federal government declining to enforce immigration laws passed by Congress and illegal immigrants swarming across the southern border in record numbers, attorneys general from 16 states have formed a coalition in support of a lawsuit brought by Texas and Louisiana against the Biden administration for not deporting criminal illegal aliens. After the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled in favor of Texas and Louisiana, the Biden administration appealed to the Fifth Circuit, and it requested that the U.S. Supreme Court stay the lower court's ruling, which the high court denied. The case is pending...
  • U.S. Senate Candidate Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Has a History of Helping Communist China

    09/04/2021 12:12:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/04/2021 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    Current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) is hoping to snag a U.S. Senate seat in 2022 and has publicly shamed China for its communist ways within the past two years — seemingly aligning himself with the GOP’s “America First” priorities. But when Schmitt was a Missouri State Senator, he took quite the opposite posture and looked to partner with China in the hopes of bringing a thriving enterprise to the state. In 2011, Schmitt was one of the main proponents of Aerotropolis, more colloquially known as “China Hub,” a global cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport which he...
  • Taliban calls China its 'trustworthy friend'

    09/04/2021 12:00:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    FOX ^ | 9-3-21
    The Taliban and China solidified their ties Thursday, with a top official in the insurgent group calling the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) a "trustworthy friend." Deputy director of the Taliban’s office in Doha, Qatar Abdul Salam Hanafi said the Taliban will work with its neighboring country to allow China’s continued expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative. (except) The Afghan Taliban is willing to continue to promote friendly relations between Afghanistan and China and will never allow any force to use Afghan territory to threaten China’s interests."
  • Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten show off new twins with sweet Tweet

    09/04/2021 11:36:00 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 145 replies ^ | September 4, 2021 | Mary Kay Linge
    It’s a girl — and a boy! Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten introduced their infant twins to the world Saturday with an adorable black-and-white photo, shared on Twitter and Instagram, that showed the couple cuddling the swaddled newborns side by side in a hospital bed. “We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family,” the proud new papa wrote. Buttigieg, 39, revealed last month that he and Chasten had become parents — although, he tweeted at the time, “the process isn’t done yet.” The former Democratic presidential candidate did not disclose details of...
  • Pete Buttigieg, husband introduce their 2 new babies in family photo

    09/04/2021 11:28:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies ^ | 04 SEP 2021 | ABC News
    Here are the celebrities expected to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'… This new ‘Doctor Strange 2’ leak will have Marvel fans so excited Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who made history as the first openly gay Cabinet member to be confirmed by the Senate, and husband Chasten Buttigieg are officially fathers -- twice over. Here are the celebrities expected to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'… This new ‘Doctor Strange 2’ leak will have Marvel fans so excited Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who made history as the first openly gay Cabinet member to be confirmed by the Senate, and husband...
  • The UK and US are feuding over the Afghanistan withdrawal, with British ministers calling the president 'doolally' and Biden ignoring Boris Johnson's calls

    09/04/2021 11:16:17 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 54 replies
    A furious war of words between the US and UK over the chaotic troop withdrawal from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan has seen a British cabinet minister call President Joe Biden "doolally" and the US president ignore the prime minister's calls. It exposes serious fault lines in the two countries' "special relationship" at a time when the growing threats of China and radical Islam mean international cooperation is more important than ever. (excerpt) And according to The Sunday Times, Johnson had started referring to Biden as "Sleepy Joe" - reviving former President Donald Trump's favorite nickname - and sees Biden as "lightweight and...
  • Former Iran army chief dies of Covid-19: reports

    09/04/2021 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/4/21
    Former Iranian armed forces chief Hassan Firouzabadi, who once accused Western nations of spying on the country using lizards, has died of coronavirus aged 70, local media reported on Friday. Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami praised Firouzabadi's "continuous efforts" to defend "the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran", in a statement published on the Guards' Sepahnews website. A trained doctor, Firouzabadi joined the Basij Islamic volunteer militia during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. Serving in administrative roles, he swiftly rose up its ranks before being named head of the armed forces in September 1989 by Iran's supreme leader...
  • White supremacy, with a tan

    09/04/2021 9:27:55 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 52 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 4 September 2021 | John Blake
    Cutting taxes for the rich helps the poor. There is no such thing as a Republican or a Democratic judge. Climate change is a hoax.Some political myths refuse to die despite all evidence the contrary. Here's another:When White people are no longer a majority, racism will fade and the US "will never be a White country again."This myth was reinforced recently when the US Census' 2020 report revealed that people who identify as White alone declined for the first time since the Census began in 1790. The majority of Americans under 18 are now people of color, and people who...
  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Biden admin lying about Afghanistan, president 'has blood on his hands'

    09/04/2021 8:46:24 AM PDT · by deport · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 4, 2021 update | Charles Creitz
    President Biden "has blood on his hands" regarding the Afghanistan crisis and the Democrat's administration has been lying to the American people, a member of the House Intelligence Committee asserted Friday after returning from the region. U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., shared details of his overseas trip during an appearance on Fox News' "Special Report" with Bret Baier. Mullin told Fox News the White House and Pentagon were lying about the conditions that American citizens in Afghanistan have been facing, and about the purported ease with which Americans reached the Kabul airport while U.S. forces were still on the ground....
  • Biden Administration Launches Investigation into Broken McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines

    09/04/2021 8:43:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3,2021 | NICK GILBERTS
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has carried out an inquiry into the Mcdonald’s broken ice cream machines. The inquiry seeks to discover if Taylor Commercial Foodservice LLC, the manufacturer of the machines, has engaged in practices that hinder McDonald’s owners’ abilities to fix machines themselves or seek repairs from a third party. The Wall Street Journal and Dailywire have reported that the ice cream machines require a great deal of maintenance, which includes an “automated heat-cleaning cycle that can last up to four hours to destroy bacteria” on a nightly basis. According to owners, in the instance that a cleaning...
  • Dear FRiends, Please get your donations in and let's start wrapping this baby up. [FReepathon Thread LXVI]

    09/04/2021 8:35:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly...
  • Covid Emails Cover-Up? [Weekly Update]

    09/04/2021 8:27:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 3, 2021 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Goes to Federal Court To Battle for Key Document Used to Justify Obama Spying on Trump Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Director’s Emails on China and Covid Research Judicial Watch Sues For Details Outsourcing Asylum Process in Mexico to UN, Foreign NGOs ~snip~ Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Director’s Emails on China and Covid Research Our government’s medical bureaucrats seem determined to obscure their entanglement with China and coronavirus research before the pandemic struck. We’re equally determined to get to the bottom of it. We filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services...
  • 5th person transported to Louisiana hurricane shelter dies as state declares investigation

    09/04/2021 8:26:08 AM PDT · by deport · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 4, 2021 | Rebekah Riess, Keith Allen and Dave Alsup
    Another Louisiana nursing home resident who was being held at a temporary shelter during Hurricane Ida before being moved elsewhere on Thursday has died, according to a coroner, marking the fifth such death of residents that were transported to the facility.The temporary shelter, a warehouse in the town of Independence, was overwhelmed after receiving hundreds of residents from seven nursing homes on August 27 ahead of Hurricane Ida, officials said, as power and sanitary conditions were failing. "Electricity went out more than once, and when that happens then the oxygen concentrators stop working. So that's a problem in itself. I...
  • Australian Police Violate Lockdown Rules to Host LGBT Office Party

    09/04/2021 8:12:41 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Summit News ^ | 09/01/2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    While Australians were told they shouldn’t even talk to each other under COVID lockdown rules, police officials in Sydney held an office party to celebrate the LGBT community.Yes, really.Mount Druitt Police Area Command posted images to Facebook showing over a dozen employees gathered in close proximity to recognize Wear It Purple Day.The pictures showed the room had been decorated with LGBT flags as the employees prepared to tuck in to a buffet.“Mt Druitt is located in the City of Blacktown LGA – an area with one of the highest rates of Covid cases since Sydney’s second wave delta outbreak began...
  • Heeding Steve Bannon’s Call, Election Deniers Organize to Seize Control of the GOP — and Reshape America’s Elections

    09/04/2021 7:52:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Probublica ^ | September 2,2021 | by Isaac Arnsdorf, Doug Bock Clark, Alexandra Berzon and Anjeanette Damon
    The stolen election myth inspired thousands of Trump supporters to take over the Republican Party at the local level, exerting more partisan influence on how elections are run. One of the loudest voices urging Donald Trump’s supporters to push for overturning the presidential election results was Steve Bannon. “We’re on the point of attack,” Bannon, a former Trump adviser and far-right nationalist, pledged on his popular podcast on Jan. 5. “All hell will break loose tomorrow.” The next morning, as thousands massed on the National Mall for a rally that turned into an attack on the Capitol, Bannon fired up...
  • ‘Outraged, sickened, terrified’: Guardian readers on the Texas abortion ban (LOL alert)

    09/04/2021 7:50:59 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/04/2021 | Rachel Obordo
    The US supreme court voted 5-4 to allow a Texas law banning most abortions to remain in force. The law prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before most women know they’re pregnant. Nine people share their reaction to the ruling and what they think it means for women’s rights.