Thought for the day

"The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permeant ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists." -- Ernest Hemingway

WARNING-Graphic footage: Fox News host Tucker Carlson rips the reaction from the Biden administration and the left to protests in China over the COVID-19 lockdowns on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'

Xi's increasingly desperate bid to suppress China's uprising: Censors try (but fail) to scrub images of blank sheets of paper being held up by protesters from the internet as the anti-regime A4 revolution continues across the country MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:48

China's censors have been overwhelmed as they try to wipe images of blank sheets of white paper used by protesters in a growing number of demonstrations against President Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy from the internet.

The country is currently facing its largest anti-government protests since the Tiananmen Square massacre, with protesters in at least seven cities holding up blank sheets of paper to symbolise censorship.

Beijing beatdown begins: Chinese cops use violence and intimidation to curb anti-Covid lockdown protests after crowds chanted for the end of Communist leader Xi's rule MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:15

Chinese police officers wrestled with protesters before arresting them in cities across China last night, as demonstrators defiantly came back onto the streets to continue their historic protests against President Xi Jinping's lockdown.

Beijing Police Checking People's Phones For Social Media Apps Amid Mass Protests: Report MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:59

Mass protests against China's 'zero-covid' policy have spread to Hong Kong, after demonstrators on the mainland began demanding that President Xi Jinping resign.

t was a tiny incident, not captured by TV cameras, nor did it make headlines across the world. But it suggested a seismic shift in attitudes. The men in white hazmat suits, (the Big Whites as they are known as or da bai in Mandarin) had come to lock down a building of about 100 residents in northern Beijing.


As the stories came out of China this weekend of people protesting COVID restrictions, lockdowns with mainstream media making noise about them my "BS Meter" was quickly triggered.

People doing the same thing these people did were not given the major attention nor the sympathetic treatment those who protested restrictive COVID policies in Western nations were.

They were "extremists" "mentally ill" "Anti-Semites" "Neo-Nazis" "Far-Right" etc. etc.

Commentary: Living in Shanghai as tensions mount under China's zero-COVID policy MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:35

“Did you hear? About what happened last night,” my friend asked me as we walked out of a spin class in the heart of downtown Shanghai’s Jing’an district on Sunday (Nov 27).

“What do you mean? I saw some friends sending pictures and videos in our WeChat group but I haven’t looked at them yet,” I responded.

Chinese authorities seek out COVID-19 protesters MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:34

Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city's streets.