View Post

Mayor Bill DeBlasio Launches Updated New York City Quarantine Rules and Checkpoints with Fines Up to $10,000 — Tucker Carlson Reponds (VIDEO)

In Standard by Gateway PunditLeave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/deblasio-checkpoints.jpg

 

Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced his latest plans to destroy the once great New York City on Wednesday.

DeBlasio announced a new travel crackdown, checkpoints for travelers to New York City and up to $10,000 fines to those who break his new quarantine rules.

The New York Post reported:

Out-of-state travelers could face up to $10,000 in fines if they break New York City’s two-week quarantine rule and checkpoints will be set up at entry points into the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

TRENDING: Joe Biden Says That Black People All Think the Same ‘With Some Notable Exceptions’ (VIDEO)

Currently, travelers from 35 high-risk infection states and Puerto Rico must quarantine for 14 days. Those flying into New York airports are also required to fill out a special travel form — or face a $2,000 fine.

The new crackdown includes random checkpoints at major bridge and tunnel crossings and up to $10,000 fines for those caught breaking quarantine.

“The idea is we don’t want to penalize people,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing. “We want to educate them, we want to make sure they’re following the rules.”

He added, “The important thing is the checkpoints are going to send a very important message that this quarantine law is serious.”

Tucker Carlson destroyed the failed mayor and New York governor’s policies.

 

View Post

JAIL FAUCI: New Report Compares Turkey COVID Treatment with HCQ vs. USA Without HCQ and the Results Are Crystal Clear

In Standard by Gateway PunditLeave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/Fauci-C-SPAN-Screen-Image-04132020.jpg

A new report was released by Sky News on Turkey’s COVID-19 Coronavirus early hydroxychloroquine treatment strategy and the results are clear.

The early treatment program in Turkey relies on hydroxychloroquine as the first step in the therapeutic process.

Covexit.com reported:

Sky News’ story about “Turkey’s COVID Detectives” by special correspondent Alex Crawford is remarkable. It not only covers the track and trace teams in action in Turkey, but also the therapeutic approach, which relies on hydroxychloroquine as a first step to treat symptomatic patients.

The Turkish approach is at odds with most countries, such as the UK, where symptomatic patients are asked to stay home, wait, until the symptoms essentially become unbearable, and then serious complications and hospitalization become very likely.

TRENDING: Joe Biden Says That Black People All Think the Same ‘With Some Notable Exceptions’ (VIDEO)

Such reporting about early treatment is typically absent from mainstream media coverage, so this coverage needs to be celebrated. The pictures are also remarkable.

“As soon as a patient has symptoms, they are treated with hydroxychloroquine tablets and/or favipiravir at home. Follow-up calls quickly spot if the symptoms worsen, and then they will be admitted to hospital.”

“Once at the hospital, Dr Yiyit says the treatment is increased and combined with high-flow oxygen treatment, anti-coagulants, steroids, vitamins and more high-dose favipiravir or hydroxychloroquine…”

“Most of patients recover in five days,” Dr Yiyit insists.”

Should Dr. Fauci be in jail?

98% (305 Votes)

2% (5 Votes)

The graph below contrasts the US results with Turkey.

Clearly the country is being misled by Dr. Fauci and the liberal media.

Via Worldometers:
The USA has 488 covid deaths per one million in population.
Turkey has 69 covid deaths per one million in population.

And here is a larger analysis including the US and Turkey and HCQ use.

View Post

Three Teen Boys Arrested After Jumping Mar-a-Lago Wall – Police Find Loaded AK-47 in Backpack

In Standard by Gateway PunditLeave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/maralago.jpg

Three 15-year-old boys were arrested after fleeing from police and jumping the wall into President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The boys were carrying a loaded AK-47 in their backpack when they were apprehended.

The Palm Beach Post

TRENDING: Joe Biden Says That Black People All Think the Same ‘With Some Notable Exceptions’ (VIDEO)

Three 15-year-old boys are in custody after police said they jumped the wall into Mar-a-Lago after fleeing from police. They had a backpack which contained a Mini Draco 7.62 caliber AK-47, police said.

Three teenagers were charged with armed trespassing, armed burglary and resisting arrest without violence after they fled police officers and jumped a wall into Mar-a-Lago with an AK-47 concealed in a backpack, according to Palm Beach Police.

The 15-year-old boys were seen by police parked in a silver Hyundai around midnight Friday in the 300 block of Middle Road with the daytime running lights on, the report said.

When officers approached, the driver sped away toward South Ocean Boulevard, with the car’s headlights turned off.

Only Durham Indictments — Not a Report — Explain Other Investigative Decisions Made by Attorney General Barr

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

There has been a building sense of consternation on the internet and Twitter that US Attorney John Durham’s investigation of matters involving the Crossfire Hurricane (CH)  investigation is not going to live up to the hype.  Some are becoming resigned to the idea that the central players responsible for orchestration the flawed — and in many ways fraudulent — investigation of the Presidential candidate of the party out of power in the months ahead of an election, followed by a factually baseless continuation of that investigation to hog-tie the Trump Administration in its early years, will never be held to account for their conduct.  The sentiment seems to be building that either Durham will delay too long, and if Trump loses the election the matter will forever remain buried, or that Barr and Durham will only issue a “Report” that might be embarrassing to those who carried out the scheme, but no one goes to jail while many cash in with their media gigs and book deals.

But, based on what I see and read against the backdrop of my time with DOJ, none of those fears square with what Attorney General Barr is doing.

Start with the fact that not only has he tasked US Attorney Durham from Connecticut with conducting a wide-ranging inquiry into the actions of several arms of the US and allied governments intelligence community.  There has been very little insight into the resources that have been committed to Durham’s efforts.  We don’t even know at this point if he has made use of the FBI given the role of FBI officials in the matters under scrutiny, or if he has made use of law enforcement resources from other federal agencies.  Durham and Barr both pushed back publicly against the “narrative” that followed the IG Report which observed that it had not found any documentary evidence or admissions of political bias in the origins and pursuit of CH — each pointing out that the IG’s ability to evaluate that issue was much more constrained than Durham’s ability to do the same.  Barr has also questioned the IG’s opinion — and it’s only an opinion — that CH was “properly predicated” under DOJ and FBI policies, based on Barr’s more fulsome understanding of all that was known at the time of the decision.

But if that was the sum total of what has happened over the past 18+ months since Barr became Attorney General, I might be concerned about the ultimate destination of the Durham investigation.  But much more than that has happened.

We know that Barr returned to DOJ as Attorney General on the heels of writing a lengthy legal memorandum to DOJ questioning the developing narrative in the press that Pres. Trump was under investigation by the Special Counsel’s Office (SCO) for “obstruction”.  I’m not going to attempt to breakdown his argument in that memo here — though that might be an interesting subject for another day.

But the drafting and submission of the memo clearly signaled that AG Barr did not recognize the latter stages of the SCO’s investigation — later reflected in Volume II of the Mueller Report — as a legally viable basis upon which to continue the investigation after the CH investigation turned up no meaningful evidence of crimes.

Attorney General Barr did not forget about his views on the “obstruction” angle pursued by the SCO.  If the views reflected in Vol. II was truly the product of Robert Mueller’s thinking, it would surprise me that AG Barr would authorize an investigation into the process by which those views came to be published, due to his long-time close friendship with Robert Mueller.

In my view, AG Barr’s actions to pursue such an inquiry suggest to me that he sees Vol. II of the Mueller report as a work of partisan political actors — Obama Administration veterans of DOJ who pushed and pursued legally baseless theories as an exercise of partisan political “lawfare”.

As I have said here and on Twitter, the decision to divert a second US Attorney, Jeffrey Jensen from St Louis, away from the work in his district in order to examine a case handled by the SCO — the prosecution of General Flynn that ultimately led to a decision to drop that case on the basis that the prosecution was flawed from the outset likely by partisan political considerations — is an expression of how concerned AG Barr was about the SCO’s motives.

The Roger Stone sentencing was a more trivial matter, but it added to Barr’s concerns nonetheless.  He publicly defended the prosecution of Stone based on the evidence of what Stone had done.  But the transparency with which the SCO prosecutors on the Stone case so obviously “targeted” Stone — an unrepentant Trump supporter and opponent of the SCO efforts — for outrageous treatment at sentencing was simply another data point underlying Barr’s discomfort with the motivations of the SCO’s partisan staff of prosecutors.

Barr has stated publicly, without details, that he has given US Attorney Jensen further taskings.  In my view, that means he has asked Jensen to examine some of the decision-making engaged in by the SCO over the nearly two years the office existed.  To me, chief among the concerns would be the motivations to publicly announce and hold press conferences about the Russian Troll Farm case and the Russian Intelligence Officers case.

Both indictments in those cases reflect an “anti-Trump” bias in that they both fit the media narrative when they were announced that Russian influence efforts during the 2016 Presidential campaign were intended to help Donald Trump get elected, and the efforts had a meaningful impact on the race.  Somewhere there is a paper trail – or individuals will need to answer questions — with regard to the decision to file those indictments publicly, and the contents of the indictments which were more about telling a “story” than they were about laying out a prosecutable criminal case.

A data point that contributes to the justification for the inquiry was the fact that the SCO ended up dismissing the indictment as to the one Russian company that appeared to defend itself, on the basis that it could not comply with discovery obligations while safeguarding classified information and “sources and methods”.  If that was true when the case was dismissed, it was true when the case was filed.  So the motivation for filing the case had to be something other than a bona fide intention to pursue it.  Those are questions about which Jensen should be seeking answers.

Finally, we have the news in the last few days that US Attorney John Bash out of Houston, previously tasked with looking into the “unmasking” practices of various Obama Administration officials in the final 4-6 months prior to the Trump Administration taking office, is now also looking at the use of Sec. 702 inquiries under the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act, which are by law to be limited to foreign persons who are outside the United States at the time their communications are intercepted, monitored, and reviewed.  We don’t have any window yet with regard to the nature of this investigation, but AG Barr has decided that a third US Attorney needed to be tasked with pursuing this angle.

That is a significant amount of resources to commit to this wide-ranging probe.  If the result of Durham’s investigation was to be no indictments and only a report, nothing would have prevented AG Barr from using US Attorney Durham to pursue these other angles.  He did not.

To me, that is an important point.

Attorney General Barr expects John Durham to be busy in the months ahead.

View Post

Joe Biden Can’t Stop Lying About Getting Arrested, Tucker Carlson Roasts Him

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

Joe Biden isn’t well. I’ve chronicled some of his recent low-lights which have lead Democrat sources to leak that his condition is worsening (see Dan Bongino: Sources Say Joe Biden Is Reaching the Point of No Return, Democrats Will Have a Decision to Make). Of course, you didn’t need sources to tell you that. You only have to spend a few days paying attention to Biden’s live streams and public appearances to know his mind is slipping. There’s a reason the media are now pushing for him not to debate Donald Trump at all (see Flop Sweat Builds as the Efforts to Stop Joe Biden From Debating Heat Up).

But one thing you can’t blame on what appears to be his early onset dementia is his penchant for lying. One such topic that Biden just can’t stop lying about is being arrested. Over the last decade, he’s lied multiple times about having the cuffs slapped on him. I guess he thinks it makes him seem tough or like a man of the people? Though normal people don’t go around getting arrested as far as I can tell.

Tucker Carlson noticed and decided to do a bit of a roasting of Biden last night intertwined with clips of his fibs on the issue. The result was this bit of news disguised as comedy that we could all use more of.

Tucker’s dry sense of humor really brings it all together as he describes the valiant heroism of Joe Biden circa 2008 describing that time he supposedly got arrested for entering a woman’s dormitory in college. Later in 2012, he would admit he didn’t tell the whole truth. He only “almost got arrested.” The stories only got more crazy as time went on though. In 2016 he described being arrested for sitting in the wrong chair as a fresh-faced Senator.

As you can see Joe Biden has lived quite the life of crime. Well, except none of it is true and he’s never been arrested. You may recall that he also lied about being arrested while trying to see Nelson Mandela. He used that story as some kind of faux racial incident to really show how much woke cred he’s got. If you listen to Joe Biden, he also was integral in the Civil Rights movement. Well, at least when he wasn’t beating up black men named “Corn Pop” at the local pool. Like Forrest Gump, the former VP has had his hand in a little bit of everything according to his telling.

Let’s be honest. If Trump were this brazen in constantly lying about his past, the media would be roasting him non-stop. In fact, when Trump has tried to pump himself up with half-truths, it’s become national news and proof he shouldn’t be President. But old slow Joe gets none of that treatment. He’s allowed to sit in his basement and say whatever he wants. His past lies are glossed over and never discussed. The double standard is real.

Thankfully, we have people like Tucker Carlson to get the information out there and to keep us laughing while doing so.

View Post

If It Seems Like the Washington Post Published Chinese State Propaganda Today, It’s Because It Might Actually Have

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

The Washington Post makes it no secret that it’s not a fan of President Donald Trump, but it turns out that it also has a foreign financial incentive not to. Moreover, it’s actively publishing content paid for by our enemy, the Chinese Communist government, and making that content look like regular articles.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post published an article titled “Trump views China’s Communist Party as a threat. Young Chinse see it as a ticket to a better future.”

In it, going to see the carving of Chairman Mao is talked about pleasantly and even excitedly. It also claims that those who spoke out against the party during the height of the Coronavirus are now pleased when they look back on how the party handled the situation. They interview one girl who expresses her glowing pride in the party:

Chinese who were complaining in February about the party’s coronavirus coverup reflect more positively on their experience now that they can see, through the American example, how much worse it could have been.

“It’s strange to think of the Communist Party as weaker, because all of us feel that our country and our party have grown stronger in the face of this epidemic,” said Xia, who was dressed more like a pop star than a propaganda star. Like her father, she joined the party at age 20.

The Washington Post article moves on from the sunshine and flowers of the Communist party to the darkness that is Trump’s naysaying about it. A Chinese professor claims that Trump’s hatred of China is spurred by his jealousy and even fear of the party:

Wang Wei, a professor at the Hunan provincial branch of the Communist Party School, said Pompeo’s comments revealed the Trump administration’s worry about China eclipsing the United States.

“This just shows that they fear a stronger Communist Party and a stronger China after we showed our might in the battle against the coronavirus epidemic,” she said.

The article goes on to acknowledge that China’s Communist Party holds an iron grip on the people, doesn’t allow for any other political parties to exist and even heavily restricts internet access, but despite all of that, the Washington Post wants you to know that the youth of China are all about it. In fact, they see all this as indicative of a bright future:

But in China, the reality is more complicated. The party may remain bound by many of the strictures first envisaged by Mao and his comrades in the 1920s, and these pronouncements may hint at underlying alarm about the challenges China faces, but the organization is relevant to many people’s lives.

Party membership means better education prospects and better jobs, more politically advantageous marriages and nicer apartments. For many, it is a ticket to a brighter future.

“If you want an important job, or even to work in a university or a social organization, if you’re not a party member, you won’t be promoted,” said Zheng Yongnian, a Chinese political scientist who teaches at the National University of Singapore. “Plus, young people these days are quite nationalistic, so they are choosing to join the party.”

Some 80 percent of recruits last year were younger than 35, according to official party statistics.

I’ll spare you the rest of the article’s details but it goes on to say that the CCP’s leader has made joining the party more of an exclusive club that only the best and most loyal can get into. Being a CCP member gets you many benefits and that many kids are joining up in order to help lead the party to a better future.

The CCP’s past sins are glossed over in favor of a picture painted that makes it seem like the CCP is a government that knows exactly what it’s doing at all times and the future under said leadership is bright.

If it sounds like the Washington Post is feeding you Chinese propaganda here, it’s because it very likely is.

According to a June article in the Daily Caller, the Washington Post is getting millions of dollars from Beijing in order to post “articles” that are made to look like news but are, in reality, propaganda pieces that make the CCP look like heroes:

China Daily, an English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, has paid more than $4.6 million to The Washington Post and nearly $6 million to The Wall Street Journal since November 2016, the records show.

Both newspapers have published paid supplements that China Daily produces called “China Watch.” The inserts are designed to look like real news articles, though they often contain a pro-Beijing spin on contemporary news events.

A couple of fascinating things about this article…

For one, it popped up at a time when Trump’s battle against communist China is reaching a fever pitch. Some friendly press to make it seem like Trump is making one more mistake only helps the CCP.

Secondly, communism has created more internal strife in America than ever before thanks to open calls for communism to topple our capitalist system coming from members of the hard left, be they Antifa members or elected members of congress.

Nothing in the article details that it’s been paid for by grants from the Chinese government but it’s hard not to draw that conclusion. This Washington Post article is so riddled with adoration that its criticisms of the party come off as masked attempts to make it seem neutral. The criticisms are dismissed as quickly as they come and the picture you’re painted is one of great competence and enthusiasm regarding the CCP.

Regardless of whether or not this particular article was commissioned by the CCP, the Washington Post has no real incentive to speak ill of the communists seeing as how they’re taking so much money from them.

Brandon Morse

EXCLUSIVE: Soros, Gates-Linked Election ‘Integrity’ Group Falsifies ‘Bipartisan’ Claims While War-Gaming How Biden Could Seize Power Even if Trump Wins

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

The Transition Integrity Project – which bills itself as a bulwark against President Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 election – is founded by a Board Member of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and A Vice President of the Chinese Communist Party-linked Berggruen Institute, the National Pulse can exclusively reveal.

The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) appears to be another establishment-sanctioned offensive to nullify the Trump presidency akin to impeachment and the Russian collusion hoax. Now, however, TIP’s paramount concern is President Trump’s refusal to relinquish the presidency should Democratic candidate Joe Biden win given the potential for a botched election resulting from mail-in ballots and coronavirus.

The breathless media coverage of TIP in the last few days has hailed the group’s “bipartisanship,” but a National Pulse investigation has found that the group is anything but. In reality, it’s another globalist front comprised of Soros staffers, linked to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and appears to exist for the express purpose of backing Biden’s claims to the White House in an event of a disputed election in November.

TIP claimed to have “war-gamed” potential outcomes of the 2020 election with a host of establishment figures such as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign Chair and Obama-era Counselor John Podesta, Never Trump Republican National Committee (RNC) Head Michael Steele, and acting chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Donna Brazile who leaked presidential debate questions to Clinton in 2016.

In one concerning iteration, Podesta, who acted as Biden, seized the presidency by “failing to concede as Mrs. Clinton had.”

Buried in the New York Times coverage, Podesta’s refusal to accept defeat in November.

The Establishment Strikes Back.

The project, whose ranks include individuals dead-set on removing President Trump from office since his inauguration, is founded by Rosa Brooks and Nils Gilman.

Brooks was an Obama-era Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy along with a Senior Advisor t0 Bill Clinton’s State Department. She also served as Special Counsel to the President at the Open Society Institute and now serves on the advisory board of the foundation, the brainchild of progressive mega-donor George Soros.

Penning a piece entitled “Three Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020” in Foreign Policy just 10 days after his inauguration, Brooks declared “four years seems like a long time to wait,” and plotted several methods to see the duly-elected president removed.

She championed impeachment, reveling in weaponizing the seldom-used maneuver without any evidence of an actual crime: “If impeachment seems like a fine solution to you, the good news is that Congress doesn’t need evidence of actual treason or murder to move forward with an impeachment: Practically anything can be considered a “high crime or misdemeanor.”

She also floats the prospect of “a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”

Brooks also serves as a fellow at the New America Foundation (NAF), which enjoys financial backing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Google. NAF’s CEO Anne Marie Slaughter served as Director of Policy Planning in the Obama administration and the foundation’s board features individuals like Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and Washington Post contributor who was recently exposed by the National Pulse for collaborating with a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) funded “Marxist journalism” school.

Gilman serves as the Vice President of Programs at the Berggruen Institute which hosts the Berggruen China Center and has funneled tens of millions of dollars into CCP-run universities such as Peking University – merely scratching the surface of the institute’s CCP overtures.

The Berggruen Institute’s China initiative lists a bevy of Chinese government-run entities as partners including the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence.


The Berggruen Institute’s list of high-profile NeverTrumpers

The Berggruen Institute website prominently displaying CCP leader Xi Jinping

The institute’s 21st Century Council, which aims to thwart “the anti-globalization backlash that brought nationalist and populist movements to power in major countries,” features tech bigwigs like Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and member of Facebook’s Oversight Board, responsible for reviewing censorship, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Also included influential group is Director of Shanghai-based Chengwei Capital Eric Li, who penned a Foreign Policy op-ed entitled “Xi Jinping is a Good Emperor,” extolling the brutal CCP leader while insisting “opportunism and shirking responsibility are not within Xi Jinping’s character.”

Another member is Fred Hu, whose bio states he “advised the Chinese government” on finance, currently sits on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Former Deputy Governor of state-run Bank of China Zhu Min and Zhang Lei, a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and governing board member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), a CCP-funded propaganda initiative chaired by high-ranking CCP apparatchik Tung Chee Hwa, also serve on the council.

Finally, regular Trump-haters such as Arianna Huffington, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, and Pierre Omidyar – who is widely believed to be one of the critical supporters of Bill Kristol and the neoconservative ‘Lincoln Project’ team set up to establish “Republican opposition” to President Trump – appear on the list.

The organizer of the group, Ms. Brooks, admitted in an interview with WBUR: “We had people like Bill Kristol on the conservative side, as well as people who had worked for big tech companies.”

War-gaming Woes.

Receiving a plethora of fawning coverage from establishment outlets, TIP was highlighted in The New York Times for its “war-gaming” of various electoral outcomes ranging from “a big popular win for Mr. Biden” to “a narrow electoral defeat.”

In one simulation, Podesta, acting as Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, refused to concede the election with states threatening to secede from the U.S. if President Trump assumed office:

“For their war game, they cast John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, in the role of Mr. Biden. They expected him, when the votes came in, to concede, just as Mrs. Clinton had. But Mr. Podesta, playing Mr. Biden, shocked the organizers by saying he felt his party wouldn’t let him concede. Alleging voter suppression, he persuaded the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan to send pro-Biden electors to the Electoral College. In that scenario, California, Oregon, and Washington then threatened to secede from the United States if Mr. Trump took office as planned. The House named Mr. Biden president; the Senate and White House stuck with Mr. Trump.”

Never Trump Washington Post columnist Max Boot also recounted the bizarre war game, noting, “Unless Biden wins by an electoral college margin that no one can credibly dispute, our democracy may be imperiled as never before.”

Also included in TIP’s ranks is David Frum along with “a host of former elected officials, government staffers, consultants, and even journalists.”

Despite hammering TIP’s bipartisan nature, not one Trump-supporting Republican has been identified as a member of the project.

What emerges in the news coverage of the organization is clear to anyone not signed up to the NeverTrumper removal of the President: an entity linked to Soros, Gates, the Chinese Communist Party, and NeverTrumpers – collaborating to remove a sitting President of the United States, even if he wins in November.

View Post

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

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

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.

View Post

Pennsylvania Man Who Threatened to Kill Trump Sentenced to Jail

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

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.

View Post

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

In Standard by spike55Leave a Comment

This post was originally published on this site

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.