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  • Report: China Already Hacking into U.S. Utilities, Pipeline, Port Companies

    12/14/2023 6:22:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Just The News ^ | December 13, 2023 5:05pm | By The Foreign Desk Staff
    The goal, the report describes, is to find ways to “sow panic and chaos or snarl logistics in the event of a U.S.-China conflict in the Pacific.” China’s threat to America now includes schemes to disrupt power and water supplies, communications and even transportation systems, according to officials cited in a new report. Experts quoted by the Washington Post explained that hackers linked to China’s People’s Liberation Army already have succeeded in breaching “the computer systems of about two dozen critical entities over the past year.” The goal, the report describes, is to find ways to “sow panic and chaos...
  • Gavin Newsom caught with hand in cookie jar again, exempts more 'friends' from $20/hour fast-food wage law

    03/28/2024 10:23:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Not too long ago, Gavin Newsom got caught with his hand in the cookie jar of political cronyism. In response to a draconian law passed raising fast-food worker wages to $20 an hour, known as A.B. 1228, Newsom carved out a little exemption for his friends at Panera Bread on the laughable grounds that these establishments bake bread on the premises. In reality, the owner of several Panera establishments was a high school buddy who was a really good donor to his campaigns. Once caught, Newsom backed off, but right when he thought no one was looking, he went right...
  • OP-ED: The Baltimore Bridge Disaster By Supply Chain Expert and Navy Veteran Jim Nelles

    03/26/2024 6:22:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies ^ | 3/26/2024 | jim nelles
    Guest editorial by Jim Nelles: The video footage of the Singaporean-flagged cargo vessel, the Dali, crashing into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is truly horrifying. Video footage shows the ship’s lights flickering on and off, indicating it lost power shortly before crashing into the bridge’s stanchion. The video also shows black smoke coming from the ship’s exhaust vents, indicating that the crew was trying to restart diesel engines. Unfortunately, eight workers were performing construction on the bridge at the time of collapse, only two of whom were rescued. Given the temperatures of the Patapsco River, they must be...
  • Baltimore bridge collapse live updates: Ship lost propulsion prior to impact

    03/26/2024 7:18:01 AM PDT · by Texas_Jarhead · 62 replies
    Amassive cargo ship crashed into a major bridge in the Baltimore harbor early Tuesday morning, leading to a near-total collapse of the span and sending vehicles plunging into the frigid water below. A search-and-rescue effort is underway, with divers and emergency personnel desperately combing the area for people believed to have fallen from the collapsing bridge, officials said. Latest Developments Mar 26, 9:49 AM Governor declares state of emergency Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has declared a state of emergency following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. "We are working with an interagency team to quickly deploy...
  • Chinese 'spy cranes' in US shipping ports ARE equipped with secret modems that could be used for espionage or sabotage, probe finds......

    03/07/2024 9:18:59 PM PST · by caww · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/8/2024 | Keith Griffith
    An investigation has revealed suspicious communications devices inside Chinese-made cargo cranes used widely at US ports, supporting fears that the equipment could be part of an espionage plot. Cranes made by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC), a state-owned Chinese company, in some cases carry cellular modems, according to a congressional investigation reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The modems offer a potential backdoor for remote access, and do not appear to support the normal operations of the equipment, the investigation found. The discovery of the modems, which had not been previously disclosed, supports growing fears in US intelligence...
  • Stolen cars heading to West Africa being intercepted at Port of Baltimore

    01/05/2024 4:30:23 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | Jan 4, 2024 | By Derick Waller
    Cars stolen from the District, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond are winding up in shipping containers, headed overseas, and it’s a problem that customs officials say is getting worse. Port of Baltimore Director Adam Rottman told FOX 5 that last fiscal year they intercepted 149 stolen cars, but in the last three months, that number is already at 70, on pace to just about double last fiscal year’s total. "Transnational criminal organizations will make money any way they can, whether it’s drugs, terrorism, human smuggling, selling fake Care Bears, anything they can do to make a dollar," Rottman told FOX 5,...
  • Arizona governor says reopened US-Mexico border ports shouldn’t have closed

    01/03/2024 4:53:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/03/2023 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) on Wednesday welcomed the reopening of a key port of entry at the border with Mexico, but she warned against future closures. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are due to reopen four ports in Arizona, California and Texas on Thursday, after they shut down or severely restricted operations for weeks, citing manpower shortages due to migrant crossings between ports of entry.
  • New footage shows harbor security unit foiling Hamas naval infiltration on October 7

    10/15/2023 4:52:17 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/14/2023 | Emanuel Fabian
    New footage released by the Israel Defense Forces on Saturday showed members of the Navy’s Snapir unit killing Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip via the sea on the morning of October 7.
  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 23 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud. The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador convicted in absentia for bank fraud and whose relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to the New Jersey Democrat's 2012 campaign and the Democratic Party. Current and former U.S. government officials tell NBC 4 New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications to bring immigrant...
  • China poised to take over U.S. base at Ecuador's invitation

    12/09/2007 7:05:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 398+ views
    World Tribune ^ | December 7, 2007
    China poised to take over U.S. base at Ecuador's invitation Ecuador’s president has offered the Chinese government an airbase currently serving as one of the last U.S. military outposts in South America. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said during his recent visit to China that he would offer Beijing a lease on the Manta Airport, the presidential website reported last week. Currently, Manta is used by U.S. military forces for operations. The contract is up in 2009 and Correa will not renew it, a transport and public works ministry communications official told BNamericas. Correa said access to the air base is...
  • DEVELOPING: Ecuadorian Right-Wing Presidential Candidate Fernando Villavicencio Assassinated at Campaign Rally (VIDEO)

    08/10/2023 5:31:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 9, 2023 7:39 pm | By Cristina Laila
    Ecuadorian right-wing Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated at a campaign rally on Wednesday. Fernando Villavicencio was reportedly shot in the head three times. A grenade was also found at the scene. WATCH: Quedó grabado el Momento exacto en que matan a Fernando Villavicencio!! — Emergencias Ec (@EmergenciasEc) August 10, 2023 According to local media reports, supporters of Fernando Villavicencio managed to capture a suspect after the assassination. WATCH: Simpatizantes de Fernando Villavicencio lograron capturar a un sospechoso del crimen al candidato. — Ronald Vinces (@RonaldVinces5) August 10, 2023 Additional footage of the immediate aftermath and chaos was...
  • Major US port is SHUT DOWN as employees stop showing up in dispute over pay that could shrink the supply chain ahead of back-to-school season and impact 12% of nation's GDP

    06/12/2023 7:24:32 AM PDT · by EBH · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/23
    The organization that represents port terminal operators said over the weekend that coordinated actions by dock workers led to the shutdown of cargo operations at the Port of Seattle. The Pacific Maritime Association stated in a tweet Saturday that disruptive actions by the International Longshore Warehouse Union, which represents the dock workers, have led to the stoppage of work at the port. 'On the first shift today, the ILWU refused to dispatch any longshore workers to container terminals,' said the PMA, which resulted in the port's shutdown. 'PMA will continue to provide updates on West Coast port operations, which are...
  • Ships pile up in West Coast ports in labor fight, threatening supply chain chaos

    06/09/2023 5:10:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/2023 | TOBIAS BURNS
    Ships are piling up in some West Coast ports and commercial shipping prices are spiking amid a labor fight between port operators and workers, threatening to trigger a new round of supply chain disruptions that could lead to shortages or higher prices. The fight is sparking concerns among lawmakers who worry surging container prices could ripple through the economy and hit all sorts of consumer goods in a repeat of supply chain problems following pandemic shutdowns. “The shippers I know are afraid of what might happen if we shut down our ports,” said Rep. Val Hoyle (D-Ore.), a member of...
  • LA, Long Beach ports shut down due to worker shortage, officials say

    04/09/2023 4:15:16 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    Nearly all container terminals at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are closed after union workers failed to show up to work, officials said. The work stoppage comes in the midst of labor negotiations between one of the state’s most powerful unions, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and their employers, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association. In LA, all seven container terminals were closed Friday, port officials said in an email to the Business Journal. In Long Beach, meanwhile, officials told the Business Journal four out of six terminals are closed, including International Transportation Service on Pier...
  • Exclusive: Donald Trump Releases Campaign Ad Outlining Energy Policy

    02/09/2023 11:44:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Former President Donald Trump detailed his plan for “reclaiming American energy dominance” and creating the “power plants, pipelines, grids, ports, refineries, and shipping terminals of tomorrow” in his latest campaign ad video shared exclusively with Breitbart News.Trump, who remains the lone candidate in the 2024 presidential primary field, pledged to “bring back a pro-American energy policy at long last” if he is elected to the Oval Office, unveiling his plan to de-regulate the industry, once again exit the Paris Climate Accords, and “rapidly” approve “worthy” domestic energy infrastructure projects to lower prices and create jobs for Americans:I will deploy a...
  • Georgia ports report growing business in 2022

    01/18/2023 11:55:10 AM PST · by CFW · 8 replies
    Capitol Beat ^ | 1/17/23 | Dave Williams
    ATLANTA – The Georgia Ports Authority handled a record 5.9 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) of cargo during the last calendar year, an increase of 5% over 2021. The Port of Savannah achieved four of its top five months for container volume during the year, peaking in August with an all-time high of 575,500 TEUs. “It was a challenging year, but collaborative effort across Georgia’s supply chain ensured cargo movement remained fluid,” said Griff Lynch, the authority’s executive director. “I want to thank our board for approving new infrastructure that allowed us to handle more cargo.”
  • California Looks to Ban Diesel Trucks at Ports by 2035

    11/21/2022 3:58:25 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 69 replies
    WSJ ^ | 20 November 2022 | Paul Berger
    Truckers say the state’s lack of charging stations for big rigs is major obstacle to switching to electricAn ambitious California plan to require trucking fleets in the state to switch from diesel to electric power faces a potential backup at charging stations. The California Air Resources Board is proposing phasing out older big rigs operating in the busy corridors shuttling shipping containers between ports, rail yards and warehouses and require that all new vehicles be powered by clean fuels starting in 2024. From 2025, the state would bar trucks powered by internal combustion engines that have more than 800,000 miles...
  • Southern California’s Notorious Container Ship Backup Ends

    10/24/2022 9:35:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 21, 2022 | Paul Berger
    Slump in imports, cargo diversions to other ports help shrink queue of dozens of vessels The backup of container ships off Southern California’s coast that was at the heart of U.S. supply chain congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic has effectively disappeared. The queue of ships waiting to unload at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell from a peak of 109 ships in January to four vessels this week ... . U.S. import volumes are declining ... The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together handled 686,133 loaded import containers in September, down 18% from a year...
  • Record container ship traffic jam as backlog continues to build

    07/29/2022 5:28:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Freight Waves and American Shipper ^ | July 28, 2022 | Greg Miller
    153 ships stuck in queues off North American ports, up 66% from early June.. ... North American port congestion has just re-entered record territory. The offshore traffic jam is once again as bad as it’s ever been. In January and February, when North American congestion previously peaked, there were just under 150 container vessels waiting off the coastlines. Two-thirds were in the Los Angeles/Long Beach queue. As of Thursday morning, there were 153, the majority off East and Gulf Coast ports. Whereas the earlier West Coast pileup was centralized, highly publicized and relatively easy to track, today’s ship queue is...
  • Preliminary agreement reached between Russia, Ukraine on food exports, 3 ports opened

    07/14/2022 1:20:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    fox ^ | July 14, 2022 7:49am EDT | By Caitlin McFall
    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Wednesday that a breakthrough had been reached in the agreements and a coordination center would be established in Turkey that will oversee the comings and goings of merchant vessels. Officials from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the U.N. will be involved in the coordinating efforts, the minister said. According to the preliminary plan, Russia would agree to a cease-fire to allow three Ukrainian ports to be opened in the Black Sea to allow for safe passage, first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The merchant ships would be escorted by Ukrainian naval vessels which would...