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Sep 03 10:05

Genetic Engineering and Human-Animal Hybrids: How China is Leading a Global Split in Controversial Research

By David Lawrence, Newcastle University

If you want to conduct groundbreaking but contentious biological research, go to China. Last year, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had created the world’s first gene-edited human babies, shocking the world at a time when such practice is illegal in most leading scientific nations. More recently, US-based researcher Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte revealed he had produced the world’s first human-monkey hybrid embryo in China to avoid legal issues in his adopted country.

Yet if China is fast becoming the world capital of controversial science, it is not alone in producing it. More babies produced using the “CRISPR” gene-editing technology are now planned by a scientist in Russia, where another researcher is also hoping to conduct the world’s first human head transplant. And Japan has recently lifted its own ban on human-animal hybrids...

Sep 03 09:29

Scott Adams: China, Hurricanes and More

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1168887556802412545?s=20

We keep discovering MASSIVE illegal Fentanyl shipments from China
…and that represents a “precipitous decline” in shipments?
Zhang, biggest Fentanyl dealer in China, is known?
Hong Kong: 2 outcome predictions
Outrage Theatre: Representative Swalwell’s tweet
Michael Shellenberger Forbes article
California embracing SAFE nuclear power options
Scott Adams Gun control proposal

Sep 02 05:28

Meltdown of the Chinese Economy

Sep 01 10:37

Scott Adams: Gun Crimes, #FentanylChina

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1168161930109865986?s=20

President Trump’s joke-jab tweet about Iran’s rocket explosion
Banning Muslim immigration…
…till we figure out what’s going on
Should we ban gun sales to white males under age 50…
…till we figure out what’s going on?
Straight-Pride Parade yesterday
Is “pride” the wrong word?
340,000 Chinese students currently studying in the US
Send 1 home for each American Fentanyl death?
Rep. Max Rose proposing sanctions on China for Fentanyl
Joe Biden’s forgetfulness and older candidate mental concerns
The polls are clear…
Any Democrat candidate can beat President Trump
Does ANYONE really believe that?
@Teachable has tools for creating a class you can post online
One class creator made $550,000 in ONE DAY
“Life Strategies”, skills benefiting people in the workplace

Aug 31 11:15

Scott Adams: #FentanylChina Doing too Little, Outrage Theatre, Biden’s Brain

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1167799334055759872?s=20

China claims they’re making progress on Fentanyl shipments
Biden…what will it take for his friends & family to intervene?
Kamala…the “least flawed” Democrat candidate
Eric McCormack…NOT part of the smart-crowd
President Trump’s personal assistant…and alcohol
Outrage Theatre: Outrage on behalf of other people
Sofia Vergara took some photos…AHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones special is a MASTERPIECE
His comedy took a run at reality…hilariously
Audience Questions:
Memory tricks, musics influence, stage hypnosis, teeth whitening, heroin addiction, forgiveness and revenge, Overspending

Aug 30 09:10

US-China Trade in Goods, Visualised

Aug 28 07:25

The China tariffs

Aug 27 08:59

Pork Rationing in China, Food Sizes Diminishin

Aug 27 07:37

American And Chinese Cities Lead The World In Spying On People

By MassPrivateI

It is no longer speculation, American law enforcement has been lying to the public about the expansion of CCTV camera surveillance.

A recent report released by CompariTech confirmed what I have been warning people about for years: American law enforcement has become a world leader in spying on its citizens.

If this were the Olympics of Spying, China and the U.S. would be tied for the lead with 13 gold medals a piece...

Aug 27 05:37

Chinese Black Market Under Attack

Aug 26 21:22

Bound To Be Beautiful: 30 Photos of Chinese Women With Bound Feet

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young females for approximately one thousand years in China, from the tenth century until the early twentieth century.

Aug 26 09:37

Scott Adams: How to Beat Warren, China Fentanyl, G7, Homes for Low Income People, #HOAX5

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1165987794826588160?s=20

China is NOT a country other countries can trust in business
23 tons on Chinese Fentanyl busted on way to America
What was the intent for that much poison?
NYT planned to spin EVERYTHING as racist for the next year
#HOAX5
Low cost concrete homes have a MAJOR concept flaw
WhenHub’s exciting new features
1. Callers can now suggest a time for expert availability
2. “Interface Pro” allows organizations to provide experts
Elizabeth Warren the weak campaigner…is a learning machine
Dump the “Granny glasses” and she’ll jump 5% in polls
Do NOT vote for Elizabeth Warren if you like your current healthcare
Who wants LESS QUALITY care for the currently covered?
Healthcare for ALL means WORSE care for the currently covered
Almost NOBODY lives their life as if climate change fears are real

Aug 26 09:10

A Critical Threshold Has Just Been Crossed, And Things Will Never Be The Same Again...

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Just when things seemed to be settling down a little bit, our conflict with China has suddenly escalated to a dangerous new phase.

This is not simply just a “trade war” any longer, and our relationship with China will never be the same again. As you will see below, President Trump just referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as our “enemy”, and this is something that the Chinese are going to take extremely seriously. In China, the national leader is a representation of the government as a whole, and the government as a whole is a representation of the entire county. So to the Chinese people, what Trump just said will be interpreted as “the United States and China are now enemies”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, as a "diplomat", President Trump has very embarrassingly, painfully, and publicly demonstrated, not only to the nation, but also to the world, that he has just about as much class and intellect as does a reeking, greasy-haired used car salesperson, attempting to bully prospective customers into submission.

Jared, Ivanka, you are people the President trusts; can you not please explain to him, with small words, that language has consequences?!?

And that perhaps characterising China's President, Xi Jing-pin, as an "Enemy" might not have been his best approach to the trade impasse at which China and the US now stand?!?

This country is so not ready for a war against China, for the following reasons; our weaponry cannot compete with the current level of Chinese weapons manufacturing; our military troop strength is stretched very thinly, (China conscripts, and the US does not), and we have neither the manufacturing, nor the money, to insure a positive outcome to a conventional strike against China.

And Jared and Ivanka, that comment President Trump made last week, about being The Chosen One", even though he dismissed it as sarcasm, put this Presidency into 25th amendment territory.

Aug 26 08:13

Can the American Economy Be Resurrected?

Can the American Economy Be Resurrected?

Paul Craig Roberts

I was surprised to be given credit by readers for Trump ordering American corporations out of China and to bring the jobs back to the American workers that the corporations had abandoned. American economists, financial media, and Washington policymakers had never paid any attention to my analysis of US economic decline in terms of globalism and the offshoring of US jobs and technology, and I thought readers hadn’t either. Many readers tell me that economics is over their heads. My economic articles are the least read on my website.

I was again surprised when foreign media, including Press TV in far distant Iran, immediately contacted me requesting an interview about my influence on the White House. What does it all mean?

Aug 25 16:08

Obesity: China's Big Problem | 101 East

Aug 25 11:28

Scott Adams: The Hockey Stick Graph, RBG, Biden Gaffes, The End of Reality

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1165625348437889024?s=20

Brain scanning will SOON be able to pre-determine your decisions
At 100% accuracy…what will happen to belief in “free will”?
Steve Cortes, CNN contributor…seen him on CNN lately?
He dismantled their “Fine People” HOAX, a little TOO good
SCOTUS RBG statement about her diagnosis and current condition
Interesting choice of words, did the treatment work or not?
Joe Biden continues adding gaffe to gaffe
Michael Mann’s climate change “Hockey Stick Graph” LOSES in court
Tim Ball wins the case because…
…Mann REFUSED to release his data for court confirmation
Bill Maher says strong focus on environment and he’ll vote for Trump
Bill IS a rare individual, capable of changing his opinion
Gen 3 and Gen 4 nuclear power plants can accomplish that
Fentanyl MAJOR BUST at Mexico port, it was headed for America

Aug 25 09:39

INTERPOL RESCINDS ARREST WARRANT FOR DISSIDENT CHINESE JUDGE LIVING IN CANADA, CALLING IT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

SOURCE: NATIONALPOST.COM

Interpol has taken the rare step of quashing its arrest warrant for a dissident Chinese judge living in Toronto, saying the “red notice” was likely issued for political reasons and could undercut the organization’s neutral stance.

China had requested the notice in 2014 after charging Xie Weidong, 62, with accepting a bribe to favour one party in a civil dispute he adjudicated.

But the “Commission for the control of Interpol files” ruled there is evidence to back up Xie’s contention that the whole prosecution was instituted for political reasons related to his outspoken criticism of the country’s legal system.

Interpol’s governing constitution bars the law-enforcement network from making any intervention of “political … character” and says it should abide by the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to Interpol for having some collective "horse sense" here!!!

Aug 25 09:30

NEW VIDEO EMERGES OF 6-TON RUSSIAN DRONE THAT CAN STAY ALOFT FOR 24-HOURS

The video starts off with the Altius-U drone taking off at an unknown airport, most likely, somewhere in Russia. Once airborne, the drone practices several flight maneuvers that were recorded by a separate aircraft and cameras mounted on the v-shape tail, wing, and belly of the drone. About halfway through the short video, the drone starts its descent and approach to the airport. Cameras on the drone and land captured the successful landing.

"The flight took place for 32 minutes at an altitude of up to 800 meters in fully automatic mode at one of the test aerodromes," the ministry said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the US military does not have something competitive, because.....?!?

And we have a sister article, also posted at blacklistednews.com, with the following headline:

RUSSIA’S ROSCOSMOS INVENTS ARMOR TO PROTECT SATELLITES FROM DEBRIS FLYING THROUGH SPACE

And the US military does not have similar technology because.......?!?

Folks, the US military is losing its edge to competing technologies from
Russia and China.

And so why is that?!? It is because, very plainly, those corporations which own the Presidency, believe it is perfectly fine to deliver products which are completely antiquated by the time they are field tested; that massive cost overruns are perfectly fine; and ultimately, that it doesn't matter if the end product is impossible to fix, once delivered; I give you Lockheed Martin's F-35, which is still experiencing massive problems which cannot, in 2019, yet be fixed.

The Pentagon is Battling the clock to fix serious, unreported F-35 problems

Supersonic Speeds could cause big problems for the F-35's stealth coating

The F-35 is still struggling with more than a dozen big problems

Marine's F-35 has afterburner trouble

The Pentagon’s Fighter Jet of the Future Is Causing a Whole Lot of Problems in the Present: But both parties have been reluctant to cut off Lockheed’s "gravy train"

And why?!? Contributors to the 2016 Trump Campaign

Political contributions, both overt and covert, buy contracts; it is as simple as that. And although the $45 thousand dollars and change
contribution from Lockheed Martin may seem paltry, there is a lot of "goes withness" attached to such a donation.

And if you look at Hillary Clinton's donation page, Cintributions to Hillary Clinton's 2016 electionthere is no mention of Lockheed Martin at all.

One of the worst Supreme Court decisions which was ever made was that of Citizens United Vs/ the Federal Election CommissionThe Wickipedia article here goes on to state:

"Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a landmark United States Supreme Court case concerning campaign finance. The Court held that the free speech clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting independent expenditures for political communications by corporations, including nonprofit corporations, labor unions, and other associations."

Translation; the government which you thought was YOUR actual government, is now officially an asset of the corporations big enough to buy influence.

There are moments when some Supreme Court decisions appear to be quite rational in their origin; unfortunately, this was not one of those moments.

But getting back to why the US military is so behind the 8 ball, in terms of products which at least meet, if not exceed, Russian and Chinese weaponry; this Supreme Court decision needs to be reversed, and quickly, because it has cause innumerable problems for our military in the field, when "less than" is perfectly normal, and political contributions make it stay that way.

As most of you who frequent this site understand; I am a Christian pacifist activist, and encourage our government to find ways of achieving its geopolitical goals other than war; however, if war happens, our military deserves the best of the best from our weapons manufacturers; and right now, they are not getting it!!!

Aug 24 09:50

Scott Adams: China, Kanye, Outrage Theatre, Zombies, Goofy Warren, Google vs PragerU

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1165262862631129088?s=20

ALL Americans have a COMMON ENEMY…Fentanyl China
Is our Commander in Chief…able to “order” US out of China?
Economically, China IS a “villain”…AND pushing Fentanyl on us
PragerU goes to Ninth Circuit Court fighting YouTube’s suppression
Will the discovery process make their algorithm available?
Elizabeth Warren’s dancing and fitness levels are age-impressive
Do WOMEN think she dances “goofy” like men do?
Kamala Harris game hasn’t improved over time
Elizabeth Warren in contrast…has learned and improved
Drug problem + Mental Health Problem = Homeless Zombies
The “zombie class” is growing fast
Kanye's TEST dome-shelters, California says tear them down
Kanye TRIED, he’s working a good systems approach
Build some TEST domes…see how they work out
If they work, build more…if not, modify and try again

Aug 23 10:51

Scott Adams: Trump’s China Tweet on Overstock CEO

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1164920964200583168?s=20

*** WARNING *** This video is F-bomb heavy *** WARNING ***
Is China using 50,000 American Fentanyl deaths per year…
…as a bargaining chip for a trade deal?
China said they would take care of the Fentanyl pushers…and didn’t
Two problems: China Fentanyl and immigration
One solution: Move production to South America
President Trump: “Our great American companies are hereby ordered”

Aug 23 10:38

Stocks Plunge After Trump Lashes Out at China, Vows to Retaliate “This Afternoon”

By Tyler Durden

Anyone who was hoping for a quiet end to the week is currently having a panic attack, as first China announced new tariffs on the US, then Powell’s J-Hole speech came and went, and then, as we expected, Trump responded to China’s trade war escalation when in a barrage of 4 tweets he lashed out at Beijing, saying, “We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them“, and ordered “Our great American companies… to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”

He also ordered “all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE, all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop – it didn’t.”...

Aug 23 10:21

All along the watchtower: The follies of history

The ultimate American imperial dream is to engineer a Chinese vassal state

Aug 23 09:02

Just another day in China:

Aug 23 07:53

Red alert: China owns reddit now

Aug 22 13:01

China's poverty counties

Aug 22 09:39

U.S.-UK Deep State Tries to Grab Hong Kong

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog

What can explain these recent instances, proven by Agence France-Press, in which outright frauds — lies (in the form of faked photos and videos) — are being spread online to support the agenda of breaking off, from China, Hong Kong (which has historically always a part of China), so as to make Hong Kong an ‘independent’ nation?:

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Aug 22 08:08

Strategic analysis on the construction of new energy corridor China–Pakistan–Iran–Turkey

Highlights

This paper explores the current situation of cross-border energy pipelines of China, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. Then it analysis strategic objectives of the four countries.


It is proposed to build China-Pakistan-Iran-Turkey energy corridor between China, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, which is of great significance to realize the energy strategic objectives of the countries.

Aug 22 08:03

China to build military base near Chabahar?

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump’s recent outburst on Pakistan will further boost economic and defence ties between Beijing and Islamabad, including China acquiring a Pakistani military base close to Iran’s Chabahar port, an official media report said on Friday.
Trump’s January 1 Twitter attack against Pakistan where he accused it of providing safe havens to terrorists appears to be helping boost already close ties between Pakistan and China, a report in the state-run Global Times said. It attributed Islamabad’s decision to allow Chinese currency in bilateral trade and financing transactions as China has stepped up its investments in the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Aug 22 08:00

China and North Korea Pledge to Boost Military Ties For 'Peace and Stability' in Northeast Asia

In other words North Korea will have the full backing of China in any confrontation with the US.
Every thing Trump does,turns into poop!

General Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, has pledged that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will move to boost defence ties with the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in neighbouring North Korea. The announcement came shortly after a high level meeting between PLA and KPA delegations in Beijing, the latter headed by director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army Kim Su Gil. General Zhang stated regarding plans or closer ties: “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is ready to work along North Korea to implement the important consensus, which was achieved by the leaders of our nations,” and that both countries were “ready to contribute to peace and stability in the region together.”

Aug 21 11:30

Meddling For We, But Not For Thee

Twitter announced Monday that they had suspended over 200,000 accounts allegedly linked to a Chinese government influence operation in Hong Kong and claimed that "covert, manipulative behaviors have no place on our service."

Aug 21 09:36

State Department approves $8bn sale of F-16s to Taiwan, despite Beijing’s warning of ‘consequences’

Despite extreme objections voiced by Beijing, the State Department has approved the sale of dozens of F-16 fighter planes to Taiwan, openly admitting that the move serves US economic and national security interests in the region.

Aug 21 08:06

CHINESE SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE PREVENTS 2.5 MILLION “DISCREDITED ENTITIES” FROM BUYING PLANE TICKETS

And please do not believe, for one millisecond, that certain American officials don't want to see this happen right here in the US.

Aug 21 07:32

TALIBAN PEACE TALKS MUST NOT IGNORE CIA-FUNDED AFGHAN MILITIAS, REPORT SAYS

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT

After 18 years of war, and months of direct talks, the United States appears to be on the brink of reaching an unprecedented peace agreement with the Taliban that would bring about U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

A draft agreement was reached in March, and negotiators in Qatar have reportedly been ironing out the details ahead of a September 1 deadline — including exactly when U.S. troops will withdraw and when a permanent ceasefire between the parties will take effect. The U.S. is reportedly also seeking assurances from the Taliban that it won’t harbor foreign terror groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda and will engage in dialogue with the Afghan government after the U.S. military leaves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As much as President Trump desperately needs a win here, ahead of the 2020 elections, I am not holding my breath,, that an accord will actually be reached, before the 1 September deadline.

And the reason I say this, is that there are too many unexploited resources desired by the world's leaders, that they will really ever be willing to let Afghanistan go.

As stated by a Google Article regarding mining in Afghanistan:

"Afghanistan has over 1,400 mineral fields,[1][2][3] containing barite, chromite, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, petroleum, precious and semi-precious stones, salt, sulfur, talc, and zinc, among many other minerals.[1][4] Gemstones include high-quality emerald, lapis lazuli, red garnet and ruby. According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$3 trillion[5] of untapped minerals."

You have to look at this with the sang froid eye of a violently, unhinged, despotic government, which wants to regime change a country, to make it more western centric, and expropriate resources to which the US government has no right, then selling them only for US dollars.

This is the MO the US has taken, ever since the invasion of Iraq, and the consistent pattern is so in your face, that I become thoroughly amazed when Americans don't get it.

Don't get me wrong; I would love for peace to happen for Afghanistan; however, given the embarrassment of riches this country has, I wouldn't expect this peace to last very long.

But a country attempting to stabilize Afghanistan right after the US leaves, will be China.

And the interesting thing about that, is that China, in its growth, doesn't want to fire a single shot;they want to make deals, as their way of broadening their economic reach, and clout.

Slowly but Surely, China is moving into Afghanistan

Feature: Direct flights between China, Afghanistan promote trade, people-to-people exchanges

This should be a "teachable moment", to the US government, but most probably will not be.

And I say that, because relations between China and the US have absolutely plummeted, under the watch of President "Wreck-it Donald" Trump. The issues concerning the South China Sea, and the US treatment of Taiwan,have not earned him much support in Beijing, not to mention the sanctions and tariffs which have been placed against various Chinese individuals and corporations.

Losing Afghanistan, through a series of Afghani agreements with the Chinese, will prove to be one of the most stinging, dismal failures of President Trump's record, if the future trajectory of Chinese/Afghani relations continues to hold true.

Aug 20 10:06

The Anglo-American Origins of Color Revolutions & NED

Had Russia and China’s leadership not decided to unite in solidarity in 2012 when they began vetoing the overthrow of Bashar al Assad in Syria- followed by their alliance around the Belt and Road Initiative, then it is doubtful that the color revolution concept would be as well-known as it has become today.

Aug 20 09:51

Trump Regime Hardball with China a Losing Strategy

China is a major player on the world stage, geopolitical know-nothing Trump outclassed, outshined, and outwitted by its ruling authorities.

He’s an embarrassment compared to other major world leaders, a laughing stock geopolitical wrecking ball.

His regime’s unacceptable Indo/Pacific agenda made resolving major differences with China all the harder — notably US dirty hands all over months of disruptive protests in Hong Kong, along with selling F-16 warplanes and other heavy weapons to Taiwan.

Aug 20 09:48

Follow the Money Trail Behind the Hong Kong Protests

The demonstrations in Hong Kong, now an open confrontation with the People’s Republic of China, have a global impact. What are the forces behind this movement? What provides the funds and who stands to benefit?

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The increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong are completely embraced and enthusiastically supported in the U.S. corporate media and all the imperialist political parties in the U.S. and Britain. This should be a danger sign to everyone fighting for change and for social progress. U.S. imperialism is never disinterested or neutral.

Aug 19 10:22

Scott Adams: The Golden Age of no Real News

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1163451768681795585?s=20

NYT caught plotting to MAKE UP the news and start a race war?
John Harwood, Maggie Haberman say…nothing happened?
The 4 categories of “news” in today’s world
President Trump TOLD us he would be “politically incorrect”
Hong Kong is using American imagery in their struggle
President Trump’s respect and compliment to President Xi
China culture doesn’t believe in “win-win” deals?
Juan Williams gets the President Trump treatment
The topics where I’m “left of Bernie”
Where is Ghislaine Maxwell, what happened at In & Out Burger?

Aug 19 09:25

China's Soaring Food Prices Will Lead to War

Aug 19 08:58

Who is behind Hong Kong protests?

MintPress News, a US news website, has reported that some groups involved in recent rioting in Hong Kong received significant funding from the National Endowment for Democracy, which it described as "a CIA soft-power cutout that has played a critical role in innumerable US regime-change operations".

Aug 19 07:47

Beijing warns US of ‘consequences’ if it sells F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

China has demanded that US cancel all military sales to Taiwan, otherwise it won’t hesitate to retaliate. The warning came amid the ongoing trade war and the row over the massive Hong Kong protests.

The White House had greenlighted the sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan over the weekend. This will be the second major arms deal with Taipei approved by Washington since July, when the US authorized the sale of more than 100 M1A2T Abrams tanks, as well as surface-to-air missiles.

Beijing, which considers Taiwan its territory, blasted the move and warned that it will retaliate against what it says violates the decades-old ‘One-China policy.’

Aug 18 17:50

China & N. Korea ‘to boost military ties & provide security in Asia-Pacific’ amid tensions with US

China and North Korea will boost military cooperation and work together to assure security in the Asia Pacific, a high-ranking Chinese commander has said. Both Beijing and Pyongyang view US activities in the region as a threat.

Aug 18 08:05

Chinese State Media Announces 2.56M “Discredited Entities” Prevented From Purchasing Plane Tickets Under Social Credit System

By Chris Menahan

This is the system our ruling oligarchs are trying to implement in America.

Big Tech has already implemented their own “social credit score” system where they punish people for their political views by deplatforming them, censoring their websites and closing their PayPal/bank accounts...

Aug 17 10:24

Is It Obvious Yet That Tariffs Injure Americans?

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

For years now, competent commentators have tried to explain that tariffs do no one any good (on net). They are taxes. They increase business costs. They force businesses to cough up to the government for no particular reason. They don’t work to open economies. They sow seeds of distrust. They invite retaliation thus ruining export markets in addition to raising prices and tipping small businesses into the failing side of thin margins...

Aug 16 23:25

China Prepares Its “Nuclear Option” In Trade War

As the trade war with the U.S. continues to escalate, China has re-engaged with Iran on three key projects and is weighing the use of what both Washington and Beijing term the ‘nuclear option’, a senior oil and gas industry source who works closely with Iran’s Petroleum Ministry told OilPrice.com last week.

For the first of these projects - Phase 11 of the supergiant South Pars non-associated gas field (SP11) - last week saw a statement from the chief executive officer of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) that talks had resumed with Chinese developers to advance the project. Originally the subject of an extensive contract signed by France’s Total before it pulled out due to re-imposed U.S. sanctions on Iran, talks had been well-advanced with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to take up the slack on development.

Aug 16 12:16

China: Paper Tiger - Rickards

Aug 15 11:25

Scott Adams: Epstein, Stock Markets and Trump, Deep Fakes, Simulation Proof, Hong Kong

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1162001287661195265?s=20

Always bet on human incompetence over a complex explanation
Kamala Harris…politicizing an active ongoing police event
If you can’t solve a problem any other way…”Trump it”
Shake the box till the variables produce a potential solution
Deep Fakes amazing video of Bill Hader’s face imperceptibly morphing
China will NEVER approve a fair trade deal…for cultural reasons
So how is a fair deal possible?
Thomas Friedman says he’d prefer TPP over trade war
Hong Kong situation and the likely outcome
Stock market prediction filter for 2020 election results
Will elite Democrats intentionally crash the stock market?
Is “political selling” happening to intentionally drive it down?
“Inverted Yield Curve” and recession fears…why?
Bill Clinton portrait at Epstein’s…wearing a blue dress and red shoes?

Aug 15 10:05

Guess Who China Is Blaming For The Riots In Hong Kong?

At this point, the Chinese have concluded that “external foreign forces” are responsible for the protests in the city, and the finger of blame is being pointed directly at the United States.

Aug 15 10:00

Ready for US face-off, China ‘re-engages’ Iran on projects

China has “re-engaged” Iran on three key energy projects which the world’s biggest oil buyer is adamant to carry on with their implementation despite US sanctions, a report says.

The international energy website OilPrice.com quoted a senior source working closely with Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum as saying that Phase 11 of the supergiant South Pars gas field, Yadavaran oil field and the Jask oil export terminal are the three projects which the Chinese want to continue.

Head of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Meshkinfam said last week talks had resumed with Chinese developers to advance Phase 11.

Aug 15 09:59

China's troops wait to crush Hong Kong protests: Military convoy is spotted hidden at sports stadium near border in ominous sign Beijing is preparing tougher crackdown

New footage and satellite images have emerged showing hundreds of military vehicles gathered at a sports centre in a mainland city bordering Hong Kong in an ominous sign that China could be preparing a tough crackdown on the city's protesters who Beijing has branded 'terrorists'.

U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday said Chinese troops were moving to the border with Hong Kong, citing U.S. intelligence.

The United States said today that it was concerned about movements of Chinese forces on the border with Hong Kong and urged Beijing to honor the territory's autonomy as pro-democracy protests continued.

'The United States is deeply concerned by reports of Chinese paramilitary movement along the Hong Kong border', a State Department spokesperson said in a statement to AFP.

Aug 14 11:05

China Prepares Its "Nuclear Option" In Trade War

Authored by Simon Watkins via OilPrice.com,

As the trade war with the U.S. continues to escalate, China has re-engaged with Iran on three key projects and is weighing the use of what both Washington and Beijing term the ‘nuclear option’, a senior oil and gas industry source who works closely with Iran’s Petroleum Ministry told OilPrice.com last week.

Having said that, and aware of the leverage that it had with Iran as one of the very few countries still willing to engage in developing its fields in the midst of increasingly vigorously-imposed sanctions, China has sought deal sweeteners from Iran, and has been given them. In order for it to reactivate its development of SP11, China will get a 17.25 percent discount for nine years on the value of all gas it recovers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One thing of which an intelligent person cannot accuse either China or Iran about, is not having a very long term, win/win economic plan for both countries.

But looking at the reality that 1 September, is just a little more than two weeks away, one has to wonder if the US government, will find itself capable of responding intelligently, or is that huge "crash and recession" the financial pundits have been trumpeting for so long, going to be the case?

Is the US government contemplating a two-front war with China and Iran, for which they would have to engage very quickly, before thinking people realized why this was happening?!?

And what "reason" will they give an ever-more conscious and evolved public, about why this is happening, and why now?!?

The short answer is, they cannot, even with the biggest false flag someone could ever conjure.

Aug 13 14:11

Beijing Refuses American Warships Entry To Hong Kong Ports

Mere hours after President Trump tweeted that US intelligence had confirmed the buildup of Chinese troops on the border with Hong Kong, US defense officials warned that Beijing had refused two US Navy ships permission to make port stops in Hong Kong in the coming weeks, a sign that President Xi is none too pleased with how the US has handled itself during the anti-extradition bill protests that have swept Hong Kong over the past ten weeks.

Aug 13 10:59

‘World is watching’: US reaction points to Hong Kong as a ‘color revolution’

If the iconography and tone of Hong Kong protests and the support from US diplomats weren’t enough, Washington’s words of concern sure seem to suggest that the months-long demonstrations amount to a ‘color revolution.’
On Monday, the Trump administration urged “all sides to refrain from violence.” While carefully paying lip service to Hong Kong being an internal Chinese matter, the unnamed White House official who spoke to the press said the US supported those “looking for democracy.”

Aug 13 10:29

US Ban on State Contracts With Huawei, Other Chinese Tech Companies Takes Effect

The ban on purchases of products and services from Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese tech companies for the US federal agencies has entered into force on Tuesday, according to an entry on the US Federal Register website.

The document titled "Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment" bans certain US state agencies, namely the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA, from purchasing equipment and services from a number of Chinese tech companies effective on Tuesday.

Aug 13 10:24

Hong Kong phooey! Would you like any hypocrisy with that?

Where to start? For nearly 40 weeks hundreds of thousands of French people have been on the streets in anti-government demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s rule.

Some have lost eyes and hands in the police response. The public has begun to view the smell of tear gas as a normal part of a weekend in Paris. France is 29 miles from the coast of England. Siri just told me that “Hong Kong is about 5,992 miles from London as the crow flies.”

So complete has been the British media blackout on the Yellow Vests that many believe, wrongly, that there is some British government order banning on any mention of “les événements en France.” The truth is that there is no need for one.

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