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Biden VP Shortlister Espoused ‘Deep Commitment’ to ‘Regular’ Chinese Military Co-operation

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Potential Democrat vice presidential pick has a collaborators record concerning the Chinese Communist Party, spearheading “unprecedented levels” of co-operation with the regime and insisting she “welcomes a rising China” while serving as Obama’s National Security Advisor.

CHINA’S RISE, AMERICA’S DECLINE.

Addressing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) apparatchiks part of a 2015 delegation to the U.S., Rice spoke at George Washington University and extolled China’s rise:

“The United States welcomes a rising China that is peaceful, stable, prosperous, and a responsible player in global affairs.”

Emphasizing “it’s natural that China take on greater leadership,” Rice insisted that when the CCP plays a larger role on the world stage “the United States and the world benefits.”

The CCP’s handling of coronavirus, replete with obscuring data and thwarting World Health Organization officials from sharing critical information with the world writ large, however, tells a different story.

She boasted “Under President Obama’s leadership, we have deepened our engagement with China at every level,” including “cooperation in space” and “bolster[ing] our military-to-military ties with China” by “increas[ing] military exchanges and making high-level visits a regular occurrence.”

“We are steadily and methodically expanding the breadth and depth of our cooperation with China,” Rice concluded while praising former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, notoriously soft on the CCP.

Given China’s track record of intellectual property theft, espionage, and hacking directed at American corporates and government agencies, advocacy for closer ties presents a grave national security threat.

REPEAT OFFENDER.

Calls for increased collaboration between the CCP and the U.S. were not an isolated incident but rather the foundational underpinning of Rice’s China approach.

She told state-run media outlet China Central Television in 2014 that she was championing “strengthening economic ties” between the two countries along with bolstering “military-to-military ties.”

Later in 2015, while meeting with high-ranking People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Generals in Beijing, Rice pushed for increased collaboration between the U.S. and Chinese militaries:

“The quality and frequency of our interactions at the high level, including between the United States and the PLA, underscores the importance we place on the military-to-military relationship. We’re deeply committed to building a healthy, stable, reliable military-to-military relationship.”

And in 2016, while speaking in Beijing with CCP State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Rice bragged that the Obama administration was responsible for “taking U.S.-China cooperation to unprecedented levels.”

Despite encouraging China to become a “responsible stakeholder,” these ambitions never materialized and instead left the CCP emboldened and wealthier from the Obama administration’s naïveté.

OUTSOURCING EN MASSE.

As a high-ranking official of the Obama administration, serving as Ambassador the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and chief National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017, Rice played a pivotal role in crafting the “Pivot to Asia” strategy which saw the U.S. make diplomatic and economic overtures to the CCP in pursuit of a closer relationship.

One such policy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, epitomized the Obama administration’s China doctrine, urging closer economic ties despite the fact the free trade agreement would have butchered millions of U.S. jobs and continue to cripple the country’s manufacturing base.

Rice, however, remarked that President Trump’s pull-out from the deal “was an extremely big mistake,” hailing the agreement as “beneficial for the U.S.”

The aforementioned remarks came from Rice headlining the National Committee on U.S. China Relations, a pro-China lobby group, townhall in 2017. A testament to the committee’s allegiance, the town hall was allowed to air in the notoriously censorship-heavy China, along with a host of U.S.-based Confucius Institutes, controversial propaganda fronts for the CCP.

TWO CC-PEAS IN A POD.

Rice’s soft positioning on the CCP is cut from the same cloth of Biden’s decades of CCP appeasement – at great cost to American jobs and workers.

Indistinguishable from Rice, Biden has also hailed China’s rise in speeches and op-eds alongside calls for increased collaboration between the two countries regarding “all levels of [U.S.] government, classrooms, laboratories, athletic fields, and boardrooms” and praising China for “fueling the world’s prosperity.”

While Rice’s iniquities regarding the bungled Russian collusion hoax and fabricated Steele Dossier may disqualify her from serving as Biden’s veep, her track record with the CCP should shape up to be yet another blow to the prospect.

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Pennsylvania Man Who Threatened to Kill Trump Sentenced to Jail

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A Pennsylvania man who threatened to kill President Donald Trump and a district attorney has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo on Thursday, The Associated Press reported.

Besides ordering Christy to serve 20 years in prison, Mariani ruled that his sentence would include three years of supervised release, according to Lehigh Valley Live.

A federal jury convicted Christy in November 2019 on a dozen counts that included transporting stolen firearms across state lines, making threatening communications that included statements about using lethal force against police, and threatening the president of the United States.

During the hearing, Mariani referred to Christy as “painting a picture of a man to be feared,” according to local outlet 69 News. The judge recommended that Christy serve his sentence in Butner prison in North Carolina, where he could be treated for mental health, the report added.

Christy led authorities on a three-month, multi-state manhunt that ended in September 2018. The search was triggered when Christy made a threat against Trump and John Morganelli, then-district attorney of Northampton County in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors said Christy posted threats against Trump and Morganelli on Facebook, writing, “Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump.”

According to a U.S. Marshals news release, an array of agencies were involved in tracking and catching Christy, including the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and multiple state and local law enforcement agencies. At one point, television personality Duane Chapman, known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said he had joined the search for the fugitive, saying his “goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender.”

Christy was eventually arrested in Mifflin Township, Richland County, in northern Ohio, after a brief foot pursuit, the U.S. Marshals said. When he was taken into custody, authorities found he had in his possession a knife and a .380 handgun.

Aimee Stang, an area resident who witnessed Christy’s arrest, described to News 5 Cleveland the moment that he was led away in handcuffs.

“We looked up and about 20 to 30 troopers and marshals came trotting out of the woods over there,” said Stang.

“I just wondered how long he had been there,” said Stang. “I mean my house is so close to where he was like how long was I sleeping just a few hundred yards away.”

While on the run, Christy stole multiple vehicles, broke into a church in Maryland, burglarized a home in Kentucky, and broke into a school for the deaf, 69News reported.

At the time of his arrest, Christy had a criminal record that involved multiple state arrest warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

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EXCLUSIVE: CNN and the New York Times Support Chinese Communist-Funded ‘Marxist Journalism’ School

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Tsinghua University’s journalism school, which vows to produce journalists adherent to the Chinese Communist Party’s standards of “Marxist journalism,” enjoys support from a host of American corporates and establishment media outlets such as Bloomberg, CNN, the New York Times, and Facebook.

CORPORATE COLLABORATORS.

Financial supporters of the Global Business Journalism School, which aims to “apply Marxist theory” to journalism, include Bank of America, Bloomberg, consulting giant Deloitte, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The university claims the following Western news entities provide “talent, equipment, and internships” as part of a “long history of cooperation” with Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-controlled Tsinghua:

  • The New York Times;
  • CNN;
  • Financial Times;
  • Reuters;
  • Bloomberg.

The CCP University claims Western media as ‘Partners’

Also listed as collaborating on the explicitly Marxist venture are individuals such as CNN host Fareed Zakaria and Facebook Vice President Lori Goler, who both served as guest lecturers in 2017.

Bloomberg’s Editor-at-Large and columnist Lee Miller is listed as a professor, while Leslie Wayne, a contributor and former business reporter at the New York Times, is a Visiting Fellow. Also included in the ranks of professors and fellows are a host of CCP apparatchiks.

These companies, in collaborating with the CCP, are actively aiding and abetting President Xi Jinping and his 2016 diktat that “wherever the readers are, wherever the viewers are, that is where propaganda reports must extend their tentacles.”

Given Tsinghua is wholly funded by the Chinese government, such ties appear to present a conflict of interest in the aforementioned outlets’ coverage of China.

American corporates among the school’s sponsors

Bloomberg, for example, has supplied the program with 10 of its notorious computer terminals, “the largest such installation at any university in the world,” and program participants have even met with Michael Bloomberg.

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler visited the school on its 10 year anniversary in 2016, coinciding with the company’s decision to provide additional funding for the school.

Bloomberg meets with Tsinghua University students

Collaboration with Tsinghua is also egregious given the college has reportedly launched cyberattacks against the U.S. government, has a “clear connection” to the CCP on issues of technology and national security according to the U.S. State Department, and is president Xi Jinping’s alma mater.

Xi retains a close link with the university, having recently met with the institution’s advisory board at the CCP’s Great Hall of the People.

The school was even highlighted by the New York Times in its article, “Professors, Beware. In China, Student Spies Might Be Watching.”

“Lü Jia, a professor of Marxism, was investigated by the school’s administrators this year after students led an online campaign accusing him of speaking critically of China and socialism. The students said they were inspired by a call by Mr. Xi in March to strengthen ideological training and to prepare for a “national rejuvenation.” They started an anonymous social media account where they published line-by-line criticisms of Professor Lü’s lectures and criticized him for saying that Western civilization was still predominant in the world while China’s civilization was in decline.”

“MARXIST JOURNALISM.”

An introductory letter to Tsinghua’s Global Business Journalism School outlines its express purpose: to accomplish the “tasks for news media” outlined by the Central Committee of the CCP.

In order to “cultivate talented professionals” who can “achieve these goals,” the Dean of the CCP-funded and controlled school wants to apply what he calls the “correct political orientation” aka Marxism, to journalism:

“We should be committed to a firm and correct political orientation. Our School has been actively exploring the theory and practices of Marxist Journalism, namely, to applying the Marxist theory in observing the world, selecting and handling news production.”

Central to the Beijing-based school’s mission is training journalists who “take a lead in public opinion” as opposed to placing emphasis on factual, objective reporting, reflective of the CCP’s weaponization of media as a tool to reinforce party narratives. Hence the country’s nonexistent freedom of the press and routine suppression of journalists.

As a result, alumni of the program frequently go on to work for outlets including China Central Television, Xinhua News Agency, China Daily and the People’s Daily. These outlets are key players in the Chinese state media landscape which have been identified as a “long-standing weapon in Beijing’s arsenal of repression” whose “mission is to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party.”

Western audiences, however, are not immune from the nefarious influence of GBJ, as alumni have gone on to work for Western, establishment outlets such as Bloomberg.

Sellouts & Sycophants.

Rick Dunham, who served as 2005 President of the National Press Club, which bills itself as “The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists” of the CNN, New York Times, and Washington Post establishment ilk, now directs the Tsinghua program.

Dunham, a former White House correspondent for Business Week magazine and Washington bureau chief of the Houston Chronicle, floods his personal blog with praise of the institution, emphasizing the “high quality of the faculty and students” and how the campus “is one of the most beautiful in the world.” Dunham, an American citizen, has declared himself “at home in Beijing” and detailing how “living in China” has “made [him] a better person.”

Dunham, who “runs” the program, published an uncritical review of China’s National Day, a holiday which commemorates the CCP’s takeover of the country. Neglecting the tens of millions of lives lost as a result, Dunham fawningly described the event, comparing it to the Fourth of July and emphasizing its “grandeur”:

“On Oct. 1, 1949, Mao Zedong read a statement before a bank of microphones and hundreds of thousands of people assembled in Tiananmen Square declaring the formation of the People’s Republic of China. Sixty-four years later, I was one of the perhaps dozens of “westerners” visiting Beijing’s most famous landmark on China’s National Day holiday. It is a festive celebration, with special decorations, tourist-friendly hats, face painting, parades and family pilgrimmages [sic]. The scene, I thought, was very much like the Fourth of July celebrations on the National Mall in Washington. Patriotism, pageantry, family, country.”

Durham’s home office even appears to feature a photo of Chinese paramilitary police guarding the Forbidden City

Dunham’s sycophantic appeals to the CCP on his blog perhaps demonstrate the narratives the school pushes on its students.

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“One of the Sleaziest and Most Dishonest Figures in History of American Politics” – Tucker Carlson Goes Off on Obama After He Compares US Police to Racist Democrat Bull Connor

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Former President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy at Congressman John Lewis’s funeral on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Classless Obama used John Lewis’s funeral for political purposes, attacked Trump and pushed mail-in voting.

Barack Obama also compared the police in America to racist Alabama Democrat Bull Connor.

Tucker Carlson: Now, Barack Obama, one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in the history of American politics used George Floyd’s death at a funeral to attack the police. Here’s what he said.

Barack Obama: Bull Connor may be gone. But today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans.

Tucker Carlson: Bull Connor! The country fallen apart riven by racial strife and tribalism, and one of the most respected people in the whole country decides to pour gasoline on that and compare the police to Bull Connor? As if America and Minneapolis is like Birmingham, Alabama in 1963? It’s insane. It’s wreckless!

Obama has a history of bashing police and America.

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein Praises Communist China: “Growing Into a Respectable Nation” (VIDEO)

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Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) on Thursday praised Communist China during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

Feinstein also warned against holding China accountable for unleashing a deadly virus resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide.

The Democrat Senator made these remarks as China continues its abuses against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

“We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time,” Feinstein said. “And as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations — I deeply believe that.”

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WATCH:

Two years ago it was revealed Dianne Feinstein had a Communist Chinese spy by her side for nearly 20 years.

Feinstein reportedly ‘found out’ that her staffer was a Chinese spy in 2013–while she was the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Dianne Feinstein and her 3rd husband Richard Blum whom she married in 1980 made MILLIONS off of their financial interests in China.

Richard Blum made millions of dollars off of his Chinese investments–his investments in China flourished after his wife, Dianne Feinstein became a US Senator in 1992.

The Chinese spy mysteriously appeared on the scene in 1993 just ONE YEAR after Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992.

It is not surprising to see Feinstein praise the ChiComs.

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Intolerant Leftist Mob Tries to Bankrupt Long Island’s Patio Pizza Joint for Supporting Trump – But it Backfires Tremendously! (VIDEO)

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Guy Caligiuri, the owner of Patio Pizza in St. James on Long Island, joined Stuart Varney on Thursday to tell how he was a victim of the intolerant leftist mob.

A radical leftist woman entered his restaurant last week to pick up an order and was stunned to see a Trump flag in the back of the restaurant. The intolerant and angry woman then promised to make life a living hell for the Trump supporting owner. She launched a Facebook campaign to ruin the restaurant.

But Guy told Stuart Varney today that the attempted boycott failed and that locals are supporting his restaurant.

This is another good news story on how to stand up against the demons on the left.

President Trump retweeted the video this morning.

Via Varney and Co.:

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President Trump’s Strategy with Communist China is Working – He’s Building an Alliance of Free Countries Encouraging Communist China to Join Them

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We’ve reported over the past couple years on the slowing China economy. This did not happen in a vacuum.  President Trump’s efforts to promote freedom created this scenario.

The Gateway Pundit reported for months that President Trump had the US in the position that it can only win in a deal with China and he did. The US economy was on fire – more Americans were working than ever before, unemployment was at 50 year lows, wages were way up and the stock market was at record highs. But China was moving in the opposite direction.

As we reported in a post in August 2019 President Trump recognized that China was in an all out war with the US in regards to information and economics. For years Western leaders had done nothing but negotiate into weak positions, never standing up to China’s Communist regime. Former US Presidents treated China like they did Russia 50 years ago, as their superior always giving them what they wanted and never standing up to their abuse and criminal acts.

President Trump knew that China needed the US now more than ever but the US didn’t need China.

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Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon declared that China was in an economic war with the US. He said America was losing until President Trump. Then he added this:

Well here’s the game and right now we are converging on a point and they understand this. We could take the whole thing down. We can take, the whole thing’s built on a house of sand…

If they [China] devalue their currency they are just going to flood more out. They got $3 trillion of reserves and trust me, in a New York second that thing would flood out in a second. That’s what their own people think about their economy. We’ve allowed these guys to push us around. We’ve allowed these guys to take the South China Sea…

This trade war is going to end in victory and what you’re going to see is a reorientation of the entire supply chain out of China…

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We knew in May 2019 that just like the US in 2008, a perfect storm was building in China. The excessive and extravagant construction projects, cash-flow challenges and lack of demand in China were all combining to create a financial disaster in China.

Along comes the Trump Administration, the first administration to address China’s unfair trade advantage. The timing of Trump’s tariffs was not good for China as there were more pressing issues that had to be addressed. China had no choice but to go with what the US offered to keep its economy afloat.

Issues with China’s Economy:

1. The more pressing issues for China surround real estate, in a manner similar to the US in 2008. As China grew, it invested in its infrastructure and in addition, it invested in large housing projects throughout the country. These efforts helped bolster China’s already fast growing economy.

The problem is that China over invested in these random properties all over China and these properties today remain empty.

(See below pictures of real estate projects in the middle of China (Hubei Province) – massive but mostly empty – notice the pollution as well.)

There simply are not enough people in the area where these massive complexes were built that make enough money to afford living in these communities.

2. These many properties throughout China sit unoccupied, and there is a cost to this. Bloomberg reported in September 2018 –

Cash-to-short-term debt levels at more than 80 publicly traded real estate companies tracked by Bloomberg were 133 percent on average in the first half, the worst since the first six months of 2015 and down from 297 percent a year earlier. Almost a quarter of developers sport a ratio below 50 percent.

3. In addition, Bloomberg discussed the fears of defaults in China:

But while business has been booming, developers have also been piling on the debt. Firms have been selling more bonds in the domestic market — and at the cheapest rates as investors shrug off default concerns. Those with dollar-denominated obligations, meanwhile, face higher borrowing costs as the U.S. Federal Reserves continues on its tightening path.

4. The amount of debt related to China’s over-development is massive. The total amount is unknown with S&P estimating the amount not reported by local communities and banks being over $6 trillion:

China may be sitting on a hidden debt pile of as much as 40 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), concealed off-balance-sheet by the country’s local governments, according to research from S&P Global Ratings.

Many local governments in China raise debt and hold it off their balance sheet, in order to avoid lending limits imposed by central authorities. S&P says that this is a growing problem within the country, and that the amount of debt held this way has likely ballooned in recent years.

5. The government may have to take over these debts as they become insolvent –

Not only is the level of hidden debt held by local governments in the world’s second largest economy rising, but so too is the risk of those debts being defaulted on. Much of the debt is held by so-called local government financing vehicles (LGFVs), and S&P reports that central government may be willing to let these vehicles file for bankruptcy in the future.

“Default risk of LGFVs is on the rise. China has opened up the possibility of insolvent LGFVs filing for bankruptcy, but managing the default aftermath is a formidable task for top leadership,” the report noted….

The country’s total non-financial sector debt, which includes household, corporate and government debt, will surge to almost 300% of GDP by 2022, up from 242% in 2016. Fears abound that if this debt pile continues to grow, a spectacular blow up could be imminent.

(In Hong Kong in 2019 I spoke with one China CEO who said that a fellow manufacturing CEO in China said the economy there was “terrible”. I also spoke with another head of a manufacturing company in China and he moved his operations to Thailand. He said that there was no more room in Vietnam for his company at a reasonable cost because Vietnam was full as companies which had already moved from China.)

The BBC reported in January 2020 that official China figures were out and the news was scary:

China’s economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost three decades.

Official figures show that the world’s second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before – the worst figure in 29 years.

The country has faced weak domestic demand and the impact of the bitter trade war with the US.

The government has been rolling out measures over the past two years in an attempt to boost growth.

It comes after almost two years of trade tensions with the US – although hopes of a better relationship with America have seen improvements in manufacturing and business confidence data.

It’s doubtful that the Chinese economy even grew in 2019.

President Trump’s Policy and Actions

President Trump created a policy recognizing China was at war with the US, both economic and information warfare was in play.

So President Trump put economic pressure on China, encouraged US companies to move back to the US or to other democratic nations and placed effective tariffs on the goods coming to the US from China.  President Trump wanted China to change and begin offering more freedom to its citizens but the CCP has gone the opposite direction.  As a result more controls were placed around the regime.

Trump signed a trade deal with Japan.  He also put together and signed deals with South Korea and a phase one deal with China.  Now it’s reported that Trump is close to a trade deal with India.

These deals are exactly what Bannon discussed in the video above a couple of years ago.  President Trump stood up to China and built an economic wall around China that protects the US and other nations in the free world.  The US is no longer at China’s mercy, the US is the clear world leader.  Two days ago Russia announced that it was halting the sale of S-400 missiles to China.  Is this related to Trump as well?

China’s economy is failing.  This might be the reason China released the coronavirus – to bring other countries down with it.  Time will tell. 

President Trump is the first President to stand up for America and address the elephant in the living room – Communist China.  Trump’s global policy on China is working. 

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Chicago mayor says city is “inundated with guns” from states with loose gun control laws

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that her city is being “inundated with guns” from outside states, and that President Trump could push for gun control measures if he truly cared about helping Chicago.

Why it matters: At least 414 people have been murdered in Chicago through July 19, putting the city on track to have one of its deadliest summers since 2016, according to CNN. Trump said on Fox News Thursday that he’s willing to deploy 75,000 federal agents to help cities struggling with protests and violence.

What she’s saying: “The fact of the matter is our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns in our streets — 60% of which come from states outside of Illinois. We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons,” Lightfoot said.

  • “That is the thing that if the president really wanted to help, that and the other things I identified in my letter he could do today, tomorrow. But he’s not really interested in helping in that way.

What she isn’t saying:  Nearby states with “virtually no gun control” somehow have been able to avoid the problem Chicago has with gun violence.  One might suspect that states without gun control would be experiencing the same problems with gun violence.  They aren’t, which suggests the problem in Chicago is elsewhere.  Perhaps, having over 100,000  MS13 gangsters in Chicago is the issue and not the gun laws in Indiana?

The big picture: Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr announced last week that the Justice Department would “immediately surge” law enforcement to Chicago in an effort to quell the violence. Lightfoot has said she’s received assurances that the federal agents deployed would be focused on dealing with gun violence, not targeting protesters like officers have been doing in Portland.

  • “No troops, no agents that are coming in outside of our knowledge, notification and control that are violating people’s constitutional rights. That’s the framework,” Lightfoot said.
  • “We can’t just allow anyone to come into Chicago, play police in our streets and neighborhoods when they don’t know the first thing about our city. That’s a recipe for disaster.”

Worth noting: Homicides were increasing nationally before the pandemic hit, and homicide rates fell in 39 of 64 major U.S. cities during April before starting to rise again in May.

Go deeper … Portland and Seattle police declare riot as protests intensify

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Developing: China Admits Three Gorges Dam Has “Deformed Slightly” – Video Shows If It Breaks It Will Be Catastrophic

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China’s Three Gorges Dam has deformed slightly but if it breaks, it will be catastrophic. 

China finally admitted per reports earlier this week that its Three Gorges Dam has ‘deformed slightly’ but claims it happened over the weekend, ignoring reports of this happened long ago.

The Asian Times reported:

In a rare revelation, Beijing has admitted that its 2.4-kilometer Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River in Hubei province “deformed slightly” after record flooding.

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The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the operator of the the world’s largest hydroelectric gravity dam as saying that some nonstructural, peripheral parts of the dam had buckled.

The dam was a pet project of the late Premier Li Peng and a monumental pride of the nation when it blocked and diverted Asia’s largest river in 1997.

The deformation occurred last Saturday when the flood from western provinces including Sichuan and Chongqing along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River peaked at a record-setting 61,000 cubic meters per second, according to China Three Gorges Corporation, a state-owned enterprise that manages the dam and the sprawling power plant underneath it.

The company noted that parts of the dam had “deformed slightly,” displacing some external structures, and seepage into the main outlet walls had also been reported throughout the 18 hours on Saturday and Sunday when water was discharged though its outlets.

One week ago the Asian Review reported:

…Zhang Jianping, an activist in Jiangsu, is skeptical.

“With hindsight, I think that all those experts who opposed the buildings of the Three Gorges were right,” Zhang said on Radio Free Asia. “Since it was built, it has never played a role in preventing flooding or droughts, like we thought it would back then.”

Despite protests by residents and environmentalists, the Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 after a 12-year build. Millions were displaced as an area of about 600 kilometers was submerged to create the world’s largest dam and hydroelectricity facilities.

However, two weeks ago we reported China’s massive Three Gorges Dam is at risk of blowing, putting 400 million people at risk. The problem is that China once claimed the dam would withstand a 10,000 year flood, then a 1,000 year flood and now only a 100 year flood.  Then in 2018 it was reported online that pictures show that the Three Gorges Dam has moved:

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An expert on the region’s food supply, Geoff Quartermaine Bastin, provided this analysis regarding the impact on the world’s food supply should the massive dam break:

The collapse of the TGD would destroy all the cropland and livestock downstream, destroy major cities such as Wuhan and could threaten Shanghai. It would affect the Grand Canal systems and so spill over into the Yellow River Region. I’m not going to quantify the damage, it’s very clear that the collapse would be catastrophic.

But not just to China. The country already is a net food importer. Without soybeans from Brazil and the USA and wheat from Australia and Europe and the US, China cannot feed its livestock let alone its human population. The collapse of the TGD would perhaps be the single largest disaster that could affect the world’s food security because aside from the immediate disaster there would be enormous upward pressure on food prices, putting essential staples out of reach of hundreds of millions of people outside China.

The point here is that anyone concerned about food anywhere should want to think through what they might do if the TGD failed.

A video of the destruction from the Wangjia Dam in China opening 13 gates to release pressure shows much destruction.

A video representing what would happen if the Three Gorges Dam breaks is even more devastating:

The official China position is that the Three Gorges Dam has deformed slightly.  When have you ever heard of a dam doing this?  China is facing a very serious situation with more rains on the way.