KAMALA HARRIS’ BIG FAT LIE ABOUT THE TRUMP ECONOMY

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/08/14/kamalas-big-fat-lie-about-the-trump-economy-n787825

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Democrats know that President Trump’s economic record, more than anything else, is what will help him get reelected. And if you watched Kamala Harris’ first speech as Joe Biden’s running mate, you saw the false narrative they plan to push for the remainder of the campaign.

“The president’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” Kamala claimed. “[Trump] inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Then, like everything else he inherited, he ran it straight into the ground.”

Kamala Harris knows this is utter nonsense. The economic crisis we’re experiencing right now is because of the lockdowns, for which there was overwhelming bipartisan support. It’s also been quite clear that it’s the Democrats, who have wanted to keep the economy shut down as long as possible. Based on this line of attack, it’s obvious why. They don’t blame China, which was responsible for the virus in the first place and for covering up the disease for weeks before alerting the World Health Organization.

Nope, for Biden and Harris, it’s more politically expedient to blame Trump for the economic contraction that resulted from the lockdowns that they supported and currently want to prolong.

As Kyle Smith at National Review noted, the United States also wasn’t even the hardest hit economically of countries and regions that also locked down. “Donald Trump is not the president of the euro zone, which suffered through an even more dire economic contraction in the second quarter: minus 40.3 percent, on an annualized basis, as against minus 32.9 percent in the US,” he wrote. “The U.K. suffered a contraction of 59.8 percent, also on an annualized basis. Donald Trump is not the prime minister of the United Kingdom. The U.S. economy did slightly better than Germany’s in the second quarter.”

Now let’s address the second part of Kamala’s whopper, that the great economy we experienced prior to the pandemic lockdowns was thanks to Obama and Biden.

There have been eleven recessions since World War II, each of which was followed by a recovery. We did experience an economic recovery after the 2009 recession under Obama—it just happens it was the worst one. Here are the facts: All jobs lost in post-World War II recessions were recovered after an average of twenty-five months. But it took seventy-seven months for employment to return to pre-recession levels in 2009, making Obama’s recovery the slowest of all of them, and by a wide margin. Obama is also the only president in U.S. history to have never had a single year of 3.0 percent or greater GDP growth.

Economic growth during Obama’s presidency was so bad that mediocre economic growth was considered the new normal. In September 2016, CBS News reported that “with U.S. economic growth stuck in low gear for several years, it’s leading many economists to worry that the country has entered a prolonged period where any expansion will be weaker than it has been in the past.”

And then Trump was elected, and everything changed. The economy started to take off. The anemic growth of the Obama years was replaced by strong economic growth that benefited the middle class, minorities, and women in ways that just didn’t happen during the Obama years. For example, under Trump, African-American unemployment reached its lowest record level in history. Investor’s Business Daily noted that there was “no upward trajectory to the economy on anyone’s radar when Trump took office,” but “now that the economy is outperforming everyone’s expectations, Trump’s critics want to pretend that the current boom was already baked in the cake.”

Needless to say it was not.

One key factor in the economic boom under Trump has been deregulation, which, as we know, is a four-letter word to Democrats.

Deregulation has benefited the mining and manufacturing industries, and, as the Wall Street Journal noted last year, per capita incomes “have grown at significantly faster rates under President Trump than they did under Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, Wisconsin and even Iowa despite retaliatory tariffs on American exports.” Then there’s the inconvenient truth that the Obama economy was far better for the wealthy than it was for average Americans—something 2020 Democrats are trying to suggest is a hallmark of the Trump economy. “The Federal Reserve’s bond purchases and near-zero interest rates for eight years [under Obama] drove up asset values and let corporations borrow cheaply while the Administration’s punishing regulations bred business uncertainty that depressed investment in human and physical capital. Those with financial assets prospered more than middle-class wage earners. The Obama Democrats talked constantly about inequality rather than growth, and the result was less growth and more inequality.”

In short, there was more income inequality under Obama than under Trump.

Despite nearly four years of Democrats claiming that Obama deserved credit for Trump’s economy, Americans aren’t falling for it. A poll released in January found that only 9 percent of voters credited Obama and the Democrats for the economy, while 42 percent credited Trump and the Republicans.

Even the recovery we’re starting to get now is better than the one we had after the 2009 recession under Obama. As Vice President Pence recently pointed out, more jobs have been created in the last three months than were created during the entire Obama-Biden administration:

 

Facts don’t lie, Democrats do. Trying to blame Trump for the economic impact of the national shutdown that they supported is pretty low. Trying to give credit to Obama and Biden for Trump’s economy after eight years of anemic growth is just pathetic.

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Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trumpand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis

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POLICE STATE NEW JERSEY: BELLMAWR GYM OWNERS DEFY TYRANT GOVERNOR MURPHY, KICK DOWN PLYWOOD BARRICADE TO THEIR BUSINESS ENTRANCE

A judge says Bellmawr’s Atilis Gym can remain open if it follows state’s guidelines. The owners say that’s not going to happen.

SEE: https://www.insidernj.com/gym-owners-kick-barricade-business-entrance/;

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JIM JORDAN CONFRONTS DR. FAUCI: “THERE’S NO INCONSISTENCY” IN COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) confronted Dr. Fauci about mass protests and the selective enforcement of "social distancing" rules. Dr. Fauci's response is telling.

Dr. Fauci: 'There's No Inconsistency' in Banning Church and Business, But Allowing Mass Protests

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/07/31/dr-fauci-theres-no-inconsistency-in-banning-church-and-business-but-allowing-mass-protests-n737783;

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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on whether the government should restrict the massive Black Lives Matter protests across the country in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Fauci admitted that crowds full of people not wearing masks would likely spread the virus, but he refused to say whether or not protests would do so. He also refused to make any recommendations on limiting protests, even though he had made many recommendations in the past.

At one point, Fauci even insisted that “there’s no inconsistency” in preventing people from going to work, going to church, and going to school but allowing them to gather in massive crowds to protest.

“Dr. Fauci, do protests increase the spread of the virus?” Jordan began.

Fauci said he could only make a “general statement” about crowds.

“Well, half a million protesters on June 6 alone, I’m just asking, that number of people, does it increase the spread of the virus?” Jordan pressed.

“Crowding together, particularly when you’re not wearing a mask, contributes to the spread of the virus,” Fauci responded.

“Should we limit the protesting?” Jordan pressed.

“I’m not sure what you mean,” Fauci responded.

“Should government limit the protesting?” the congressman clarified.

Fauci stuttered, “I- I- I don’t think that’s relevant to…”

“Well, you just said, it increases the spread of the virus. I’m just asking, should we limit it?” Jordan insisted.

“Well, I’m not in a position to determine what the government can do in a forceful way,” the doctor said.

Jordan noted that Fauci has made “all kinds of recommendations” on subjects such as baseballdating on Tinder, and government-mandated lockdowns. Fauci recently said there would likely be “no need” for a second coronavirus lockdown.

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When it comes to protests, however, Dr. Fauci refused to take a position. “No, I think I would leave that to people who have more of a position to do that,” he said.

“Government’s stopping people from going to church, Dr. Fauci,” Jordan noted. He referenced the Calvary Chapel case, in which the Supreme Court recently allowed a Nevada ban to remain in place. Jordan quoted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s dissent in the case.

“‘There’s no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesar’s Palace over Calvary Chapel.’ I’m just asking, is there a world where the Constitution says you can favor one First Amendment liberty, protesting, over another, practicing your faith?” Jordan asked.

“I’m not favoring anybody over anybody. I’m just making a statement that’s a broad statement. Avoid crowds of any type, no matter where you are,” Fauci insisted. “I don’t judge one crowd versus another crowd.”

Yet Jordan noted that violent riots have broken out at protests. “There’s been no violence I can see at church. I haven’t seen people at a church service go out and harm police officers and burn buildings,” he said. “But for 63 days, nine weeks, it’s been happening in Portland. One night in Chicago, 49 officers were injured.”

Jordan also noted that New Jersey cops arrested gym owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti for violating a lockdown order by operating their business. “Ian Smith, Frank Trumbetti were arrested for trying to open their gym,” he said. “But my bet is if these two individuals who owned this gym were outside, just in front of their gym, and all the people who were working out in their gym had been outside protesting, they would have been just fine. But because they were in the gym working out, actually running their business, they got arrested. You think that’s okay?”

“I’m not going to opine,” Fauci said.

“But do you see the inconsistency?” the congressman pressed.

“There’s no inconsistency, Congressman,” Fauci said.

“So you’re allowed to protest, millions of people in one day, in crowds, yelling, screaming, but you try to run your business, you get arrested? And if you stood right outside that building and protested, you wouldn’t get arrested? You don’t see any inconsistency there?”

Fauci again dodged the question. “I don’t understand what you’re asking me,” he said, refusing to opine on “who should get arrested.”

“You’ve advocated for certain businesses to be shut down. I’m just asking your position on the protest,” Jordan insisted. “We’ve heard a lot about hair salons. I haven’t seen one hairstylist, who, between haircuts, goes out and attacks police or sets something on fire. But we’ve seen all kinds of that stuff during protests. And we know the protest actually increases the spread of the virus.”

Yet Fauci refused to even admit that protests increase eh spread of the virus. “I said crowds. I didn’t say specifically. I didn’t say protests do anything,” he insisted.

“But do you understand Americans’ concern? Protesting, particularly according to the Democrats, is just fine, but you can’t go to work, you can’t go to school, you can’t go to church,” Jordan noted.

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Later in the hearing, Jordan returned to the issue of consistency.

“I think all the First Amendment is important. Democrats seem to think it’s just the right to protest,” he said. Yet the First Amendment lists five freedoms: religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

“The very first one the Founders mentioned was the right to practice your faith, but government’s putting all kinds of limits on Americans’ ability to do that, and Democrats are just fine with it,” Jordan said. ” I want consistency, that’s what I want.”

“Kids can’t go get what they need to put them on the path to achieving the American dream, but boy, they can protest,” he warned. “The ability to engage in your livelihood, the ability to have your kids get an education, the ability to practice your faith are just as important, in my mind, as protesting.”

Fauci may not have meant to encourage the disgusting inconsistency of arresting people for going to work or going to church but not for protesting, but he did say, “there’s no inconsistency, Congressman.”

Such a statement is absurd on its face. Of course, there is an inconsistency in this position. Jordan is right: gym owners, hairstylists, and parishioners do not take breaks from their business and worship just to engage in violent attacks on police officers and federal courthouses, but the Black Lives Matter protests — particularly in Portland — have provided cover for just that.

Fauci’s unwillingness to even admit that the protests would spread the coronavirus is shameful. His blanket insistence that “there’s no inconsistency” is even worse. This seems reminiscent of Fauci’s ridiculous claim that New York responded “properly” and “correctly” to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said this of New York, which served as the epicenter for the spread of the virus. He said this of New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) forced nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients from hospitals, likely exposing elderly New Yorkers, who are more vulnerable to the virus. This may have cost upwards of 10,000 lives. He said this of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), who did not cooperate with Cuomo and delayed issuing a lockdown, allowing New York City to become the epicenter for the virus in America.

Fauci needs to clarify his position — and withdraw his ridiculous statement that there is “no inconsistency” on lockdowns.

Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

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MARCO RUBIO TRIES TO GIVE STIMULUS CHECKS TO ILLEGAL ALIEN HOUSEHOLDS~GOP SHUTS HIM DOWN

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/congress/item/36550-rubio-tries-to-give-stimulus-to-illegal-alien-households-gop-shuts-him-down;

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An attempt by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to provide the spouses of illegal aliens with retroactive and future coronavirus stimulus payments was rejected by Senate Republicans in the latest relief package currently being prepared.

The provision proposed by Rubio, along with fellow Republican senators Thom Thillis (N.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.), would have given a retroactive Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 to American citizen adults who did not receive one because they are married to noncitizens without Social Security numbers and also failed to have tax information on file themselves. 

The checks sent out to Americans earlier this year were distributed largely based on tax information. As the IRS website states, “The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.”

Thus, while the common narrative from the Left has been that citizens married to noncitizens without Social Security numbers (which often means illegal aliens, since legal permanent residents are issued Social Security numbers) are getting shortchanged, that description fails to tell the full story.

Spouses of illegal aliens still receive their stimulus payments under the current system so long as they did their taxes in 2018 and 2019. The ones who aren’t getting a stimulus check are the households in which the breadwinner is the illegal alien. In such cases, the argument can be made that that breadwinner doesn’t pay taxes and shouldn’t even be in the country to begin with, so they shouldn’t receive a taxpayer-funded stimulus check.

Nevertheless, even spouses of illegal aliens who were non-filers have the opportunity to receive a stimulus payment. The relevant section of the IRS website reads: “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here is a free IRS tool that allows you to easily and quickly provide us the necessary 2019 information about yourself and any eligible spouse or qualifying children (Children under the age of 17 at the end of 2019). 

“We will use this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information, you won’t need to take any additional action.”

The guidelines then state that “U.S. citizens, permanent residents and qualifying resident aliens” are eligible for a check so long as they “have a valid social security number,” are “not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer,” and “had adjusted gross income under certain limits.”

In fact, the rules are so permissive that you don’t even have to be a citizen to get a payment; you can be a legal resident or “qualifying” resident alien. It’s illegal aliens who are barred from benefiting from the program, which any reasonable person would agree with.

Moreover, a person does not have to have filed taxes to collect the money — it just takes a few extra steps of paperwork. The migration lobby may argue that residents and citizens married to illegal aliens are losing out on an extra $1,200 for their husband or wife because they can’t claim their spouse. But again, it comes down to the fact that their spouse should not be here in the first place.

In conclusion, the claim from Democrats and liberal Republicans that the spouses of immigrants aren’t receiving stimulus checks is categorically false and only happens if a citizen or resident in that situation did not pay taxes in 2018 and 2019 and failed to fill out the non-filers application.

If Rubio had his way, however, he would have sent $1,200 checks to the two million Americans married to unqualifying foreign nationals and illegal aliens. This would not only include retroactive payments, but future ones as well. This comes as Congress is in the middle of negotiation for another round of stimulus.

Rubio, an infamous member of the “Gang of Eight” senators working to bring amnesty, is known for his globalist stances on immigration. Far from being “fair,” his provision would have been grossly unfair to both tax-paying American citizens and tax-paying legal permanent residents who came into the country by the proper legal channels.

Ultimately, this was one of the rare occasions in which Republican leadership actually stuck to its guns and rejected liberalism masquerading as “reaching across the aisle.”

 

SOMEONE IN CHINA IS MAILING UNSOLICITED, UNIDENTIFIED PACKETS OF SEEDS THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

Mysterious Seed Packets from China Are Showing Up in U.S. Mailboxes: 'Treat Them Like They Are Radioactive,' Officials Warn

BY JIM TREACHER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jim-treacher/2020/07/29/mysterious-seed-packets-from-china-are-showing-up-in-u-s-mailboxes-treat-them-like-they-are-radioactive-officials-warn-n725861;

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If you’re not a big fan of the Chinese Communist Party these days, join the club. No matter how the CCP and their well-funded enablers in American media try to distract and gaslight you, the fact remains that China is directly responsible for the massive disruption that the coronavirus has caused in all our lives. The virus is a fire, and the arsonist is China. Say what you want about Trump’s competence as our fire chief, but he did not do this to us.

So the following item makes me uneasy. Natalie Solis, KDFW in Dallas-Ft. Worth:

Mysterious seeds are showing up in North Texas mailboxes and state authorities say Texas agriculture could be at risk.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said 200 residents have received unsolicited seed packets sent by mail that appeared to have originated in China. Texas is one of nearly 30 states that have issued a warning.

“We don’t want people opening those up, don’t put them in the mail, certainly don’t plant them. Contact us. Let us pick them up. Treat them like they are radioactive, like they are Kryptonite,” Miller said.

Some of the packages are labeled as containing jewelry or personal electronics, but inside are these packets of unidentified seeds.

Uh… why?

This is happening in over half of our states. So far. It sure does seem like someone in China is making a concerted effort to do… something.

Is it crazy to think this could be a form of biological warfare, introducing invasive species to destroy our crops? Is it nuts to wonder if China is trying to interfere with our food supply? Maybe. But six months ago, it would’ve been crazy to wonder if China had released a virus, advertently or not, that would end up crippling the entire world’s economy. You would’ve laughed at Alex Jones for saying it, and it’s happening right now.

Yeah, yeah, I know, this is me…

But biological warfare has been China’s specialty for thousands of years. They used to catapult diseased corpses into enemy cities. In 2020, they’ve already unleashed a plague on the world and they’re sending Uyghurs to concentration camps. What’s a few packets of Chinese seeds?

Are we allowed to call them “Chinese seeds,” or is that racist now? After all, accurately referring to COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” is somehow racist, for reasons nobody has ever bothered to explain. “Chinese food” is fine, but “Chinese virus” is no good. I guess because people actually like Chinese food.

Or, y’know, the whole seed thing could just be this. Allyson Waller, NYT:

The police in Whitehouse, Ohio, where a resident reported receiving seeds, said the packages appeared to be a part of a “brushing” fraud.

“A brushing scam,” the department said on its Facebook page, “is an exploit by a vendor used to bolster product ratings and increase visibility online by shipping an inexpensive product to an unwitting receiver and then submitting positive reviews on the receiver’s behalf under the guise of a verified owner.”

Okay, it could be that. Even if it’s just that, it stinks. I don’t want somebody sending me stuff I didn’t order and then claiming I thanked them for it. Let alone somebody in another country. I don’t like a totalitarian regime using my own country’s openness against us.

Am I allowed to call such a scammer a “Chinese giver”? Probably not. Sorry.

But seriously, folks. Maybe it’s nothing. I hope it isn’t. But hope isn’t a plan. The CCP has given us no reason to trust them, and anybody who tells you otherwise isn’t your friend.

If that makes me paranoid, fine. I’m done listening to people who keep lying to me.



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TENSIONS RISE AFTER U.S. ORDERS CLOSURE OF CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON

CHINESE BURN DOCUMENTS, ETC. & REFUSE TO LET FIRE DEPARTMENT ENTER

"MALICIOUS SLANDER" CHARGE LEVELED

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/36467-tensions-rise-after-us-orders-closure-of-chinese-consultate-in-houston;

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In a surprise move, the U.S. government ordered China to shut down its consulate in Houston (shown), citing spying concerns. The Chinese government condemned the order, increasing the already-rising tensions between the two global powers.

The U.S. State Department stated succinctly, “We have directed the closure of PRC Consulate General Houston in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information,” announcing that the Chinese consulate must close by Friday.

Beijing indicated that the order “seriously violates” international relations norms and will result in retaliation unless America walks it back.

In a brief statement, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, “The United States will not tolerate the PRC’s violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated the PRC’s unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs, and other egregious behavior.”

Wang Wenbin, foreign ministry spokesperson for China, declared, “The unilateral closure of China’s consulate general in Houston within a short period of time is an unprecedented escalation of its recent actions against China.” He accused the United States of repeatedly opening Chinese diplomatic pouches without permission and of confiscating Chinese items for official use.

Wang also alleged that American diplomats in China engage in infiltration activities. “If we compare the two, it is only too evident which is engaged in interference, infiltration and confrontation,” he said, adding that the Chinese embassy in Washington allegedly received bomb and death threats.

The Houston Police Department received reports that the embassy began burning documents after 8:00pm on Tuesday evening. According to witnesses, a small amount of smoke could be seen and smelled from the outside. Dozens of local first responders arrived at the scene but did not enter the property.

“You could just smell the paper burning,” a witness at the scene told KPRC 2. “But, all the firefighters were just surrounding the building. They couldn’t go inside.”

The order to shut down the consulate came after the Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed an indictment charging two Chinese hackers with trying to steal coronavirus research from American companies.

According to the indictment, Chinese nationals Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi stole “material on military satellite programs, wireless networks and communication systems, high-powered microwave and laser systems as well as a counter-chemical weapons system” on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). The indictment stated that there were 25 unnamed alleged victims, including a Texas engineering company and a Virginia defense contractor.

“China has now taken its place — alongside Russia, Iran and North Korea — in that shameful club of nations that provide a safe haven for cyber criminals in exchange for those criminals being ‘on call’ to work for the benefit of the state,” said Assistant Attorney General John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

Bonnie Glaser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said China would “almost certainly shut down the US consulate in Wuhan in retaliation.”

The federal government in recent days has taken a hardline stance against China. 

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech to the Family Leadership Summit that for too long, “foreign policy thinkers” have mistakenly believed more trade with China would make America more free.

“But that’s not what’s happening today,” Pompeo warned. “Today, the Chinese Communist Party is crushing freedom in Hong Kong. It’s threatening a free Taiwan. It’s trying to dominate world communications networks, including those right here in places like Iowa.... We won’t stay still while Communist China tries to crush the world’s freedoms.”

Also last week, Attorney General William Barr criticized China, accusing the communist nation of trying to surpass the U.S. economy and of pressuring American companies to promote pro-China policies.

“Of the American people, they’re stealing the future of our children and grandchildren because it’s been our technological prowess,” the attorney general warned. “It’s created all the prosperity we have and the opportunity we have for future generations.”

He argued that business leaders are “the ones right there who can help us identify who the bad actors are ... and also the first line of defense to make sure that our technology doesn’t fall into the hands of Chinese graduate students or others that are actually working with the Chinese communist party.”

 

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Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue calls the criticism hypocritical since he also appeared with President Obama at the White House.

 

COMMUNIST CHINA & ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN DRAFT TRADE & MILITARY PARTNERSHIP

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/communist-china-and-islamic-republic-of-iran-draft-trade-and-military-partnership;

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The New York Times says that this agreement “represents a major blow to the Trump administration’s aggressive policy toward Iran since abandoning the nuclear deal.”

However, they reveal the dishonesty of their own spin when they also say that the partnership was “first proposed by China’s leader, Xi Jinping, during a visit to Iran in 2016.”

Who was President of the United States in 2016?

In any case, here is yet another example, in somewhat different form from what we have been seeing lately, of the Leftist/jihadist alliance.

“Defying U.S., China and Iran Near Trade and Military Partnership,” by Farnaz Fassihi and Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, July 11, 2020:

Iran and China have quietly drafted a sweeping economic and security partnership that would clear the way for billions of dollars of Chinese investments in energy and other sectors, undercutting the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate the Iranian government because of its nuclear and military ambitions.

The partnership, detailed in an 18-page proposed agreement obtained by The New York Times, would vastly expand Chinese presence in banking, telecommunications, ports, railways and dozens of other projects. In exchange, China would receive a regular — and, according to an Iranian official and an oil trader, heavily discounted — supply of Iranian oil over the next 25 years.

The document also describes deepening military cooperation, potentially giving China a foothold in a region that has been a strategic preoccupation of the United States for decades. It calls for joint training and exercises, joint research and weapons development and intelligence sharing — all to fight “the lopsided battle with terrorism, drug and human trafficking and cross-border crimes.”

The partnership — first proposed by China’s leader, Xi Jinping, during a visit to Iran in 2016 — was approved by President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet in June, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said last week….

If put into effect as detailed, the partnership would create new and potentially dangerous flash points in the deteriorating relationship between China and the United States.

It represents a major blow to the Trump administration’s aggressive policy toward Iran since abandoning the nuclear deal reached in 2015 by President Barack Obama and the leaders of six other nations after two years of grueling negotiations.

 

SEATTLE COUNCILWOMAN KSHAMA SAWANT: WE “WILL NOT STOP UNTIL WE OVERTHROW” CAPITALISM, “REPLACE IT WITH” SOCIALISM

Kansara: Councilwoman Kshama Sawant is a Maoist 

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/07/13/seattle-councilwoman-kshama-sawant-we-will-not-stop-until-we-overthrow-capitalism-replace-it-with-socialism/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

SEATTLE, Wash. — Video is circulating of Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant declaring during a city council meeting that she and her colleagues wish to “dismantle” capitalism and replace it with “a socialist world.”

Sawant made her remarks after the city council passed 7-2 what is known as the “JumpStart Tax,” a payroll tax on the city’s largest corporations with at least $7 million in annual payroll, which includes the headquarters of Amazon.

Referring to capitalism as racist and sexist, as well as “deeply oppressive,” she vowed to come after Amazon founder and President Jeff Bezos if he gets in their way of carrying out their socialist plans.

“I have a message for Jeff Bezos and his class,” Sawant began. “If you attempt again to overturn the Amazon Tax, working people will go all out in the thousands to beat you. And we will not stop there.”

“Because you see, we are fighting for far more than this tax,” she explained. “We are preparing the ground for a different kind of society, and if you, Jeff Bezos, want to drive that process forward by lashing out against us in our modest demands, then so be it.”

Sawant then outlined her plan to overthrow the system of capitalism with a socialist world.

“[W]e are coming for you and your rotten system,” she warned. “We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism, this police state. We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it and replace it with a world based instead on solidarity, genuine democracy and equality: a socialist world.”

View the video above or click here. 

Socialism is defined as “a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.”

“In a purely socialist system, all legal production and distribution decisions are made by the government, and individuals rely on the state for everything from food to healthcare,” Investopedia outlines. “The government determines the output and pricing levels of these goods and services.”

“Socialist ideals include production for use, rather than for profit; an equitable distribution of wealth and material resources among all people; no more competitive buying and selling in the market; and free access to goods and services,” it states. “Or, as an old socialist slogan describes it, ‘From each according to ability, to each according to need.'”

Countries currently living under socialist or communist systems include Cuba, Venezuela, China and Vietnam.

 

FBI DIRECTOR: CHINA WANTS TO OVERTAKE AMERICA “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY”

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/36306-fbi-director-china-wants-to-overtake-america-by-any-means-necessary;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

FBI Director Christopher Wray described China’s ruling Communist Party as being involved in a “whole-of-state effort” to overturn America’s global dominance and become the world’s top superpower “by any means necessary.”

Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute, Wray said China’s anti-America program includes a number of subversive activities, from theft to propaganda to surveillance.

“It’s the people of the United States who are the victims of what amounts to Chinese theft on a scale so massive that it represents one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history,” he asserted, adding that “the greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China. It’s a threat to our economic security — and, by extension, to our national security.”

The FBI director went on to warn that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “believes it is in a generational fight to surpass our country in economic and technological leadership” — a fight that is not being waged by “legitimate” means, but rather “engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower by any means necessary.”

Wray explained that part of China’s strategy involved collecting personal data about American citizens.

“If you are an American adult, it is more likely than not that China has stolen your personal data.... Our data isn’t the only thing at stake here — so are our health, our livelihoods, and our security,” he said. “We’ve now reached the point where the FBI is opening a new China-related counterintelligence case approximately every 10 hours.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said that Americans should only use Chinese social-media apps such as TikTok if they “want [their] information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.” Pompeo stated that the administration is considering banning such apps in the United States.

The Justice Department has also ramped up its scrutiny of China, starting the China Initiative in 2018 to prosecute Chinese nationals in espionage cases, combat hacking schemes, and derail efforts to steal trade secrets.

Wray said the American people “need to understand” that China “uses a diverse range of sophisticated techniques — everything from cyber intrusions to corrupting trusted insiders,” along with “outright physical theft.”

He added: “They’ve pioneered an expansive approach to stealing innovation through a wide range of actors — including not just Chinese intelligence services but state-owned enterprises, ostensibly private companies, certain kinds of graduate students and researchers, and a whole variety of other actors working on their behalf.”

The FBI chief emphasized that China “has a fundamentally different system than ours — and it’s doing all it can to exploit the openness of ours while taking advantage of its own closed system.” According to Wray, half of the bureau’s nearly 5,000 active counterintelligence cases are related to China.

Wray also touched upon the matter of Chinese propaganda in America. He stopped short of saying that the Sleeping Giant is interfering in the 2020 presidential election, saying instead that “China’s malign foreign influence campaign targets our policies, our positions, 24/7, 365 days a year” but isn’t “election-specific.”

"All these seemingly inconsequential pressures add up to a policy-making environment in which Americans find themselves held over a barrel by the Chinese Communist Party,” Wray proclaimed.

The New American has extensively covered China’s creeping control over the world generally and America at large.

One of China’s initiatives, known as Confucius Institutes, involves setting up programs on K-12 and college campuses that immerse the nation’s youth in the morals and values of the communist nation.

Recent reports have found that Chinese weapons have found their way onto American streets. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville recently seized 11,000 illegal firearms — valued at nearly $130,000 — that originated from Shenzen, China, and were intended for a residence in Melbourne, Florida.

This comes as the Wall Street Journal has reported on illegal firearms appearing around Black Lives Matter events in Louisville.

“They’re calculating. They’re persistent. They’re patient. And they’re not subject to the righteous constraints of an open, democratic society or the rule of law,” Wray said of the CCP.

It was the American Deep State that allowed China to fall to the communists, and it was again the Deep State that empowered China’s economy, at America’s expense, with a disastrous trade agenda. If Americans want to save their country, they must understand that the enemy without depends on the support of the enemy within.

 

VIRGINIA PHOTOGRAPHER SEEKS PROTECTION TO OPERATE HIS BUSINESS CONSISTENT WITH HIS CHRISTIAN BELIEFS ON MARRIAGE

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/07/04/va-photographer-seeks-protection-to-operate-his-business-consistent-with-his-christian-beliefs-on-marriage/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
Photo Credit: Alliance Defending Freedom

NORFOLK, Va. — A Christian photographer has filed suit to challenge the new so-called “Virginia Values Act”, which by effect would prohibit him from declining to participate in same-sex engagement or wedding photo shoots.

Chris Herring, a seminary student who seeks to “combine his photography skills and entrepreneurial spirit with his desire to teach others about God and His creation,” lodged a pre-enforcement challenge on Tuesday, meaning that he has not yet been accused of violating the law but fears he will be.

“Chris believes that he cannot rejoice in, condone, participate in, celebrate, or promote anything dishonorable to God. (Isaiah 5:20Ephesians 5:1-141 Timothy 5:221 Corinthians 10:1-222 Corinthians 6:14-18),” the lawsuit states.

“Chris creates photographs for anyone no matter who they are; he just cannot create some content for anyone no matter who they are — whether that be content promoting pollution, pornography, or certain views about marriage,” it outlines, noting that he has no issue working with homosexual clients for other projects.

Herring, who operates Chris Herring Photography in the Hampton Roads area, says he will also not promote racism, vulgarity, drugs, sexually explicit content, or anything else that violates biblical principles through his photography services.

He states that he would reject various themed engagement or wedding shoots that include elements such as vampires or superheroes, because he believes marriage is a sacred institution with God at the center and is innately religious.

Since Herring would be an active participant in the same-sex wedding, he could not personally accept the job if approached. He states that in such instances where he cannot assist, he provides referrals to other potential photographers.

However, the recent Virginia Values Act, which became law on July 1 after being signed by Gov. Ralph Northam in April, contains an accommodation clause that makes it illegal for “any person … to refuse, withhold from, or deny any individual, or to attempt to refuse, withhold from, or deny any individual, directly or indirectly, any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services, or privileges made available in any place of public accommodation,” on the basis of “sexual orientation.”

A publication clause also prohibits places of public accommodation from publishing any notices that would advise that a service would be “refused, withheld from, or denied to any individual on the basis of … sexual orientation.”

Complaints against violators may be filed with the state Division of Human Rights, which may result in a financial penalty “not exceeding $50,000 for a first violation” and “not exceeding $100,000 for any subsequent violation,” as well as “compensatory damages and punitive damages” and “reasonable attorney fees and costs.”

Read the law, Senate Bill 868, presented by openly homosexual Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, here.

Herring is therefore concerned that his business would be adversely affected by this new law, and that it will force him to choose between his following his Christian convictions or risking a possible lawsuit and fines, potentially bankrupting his small business.

“Chris faces an impossible choice: violate the law and risk bankruptcy, promote views against his faith, or close down,” his complaint reads. “And this was exactly what Virginia officials wanted for those who hold Chris’ religious beliefs about marriage. Legislators who passed Virginia’s law called views like Chris’ ‘bigotry’ and sought to punish them with ‘unlimited punitive damages’ to remove them from the public square.”

Herring seeks an injunction against the enforcement of the accommodation and publication clauses, as well as a declaration that they violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Read the lawsuit in full here.

“Artists shouldn’t be censored, fined, or forced out of business simply for disagreeing with the government’s preferred views,” remarked Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Counsel Jonathan Scruggs, who is representing Herring in court. “Because of Virginia’s new law, Chris faces an impossible choice: violate the law and risk bankruptcy, promote views against his faith, or close down.”

“No matter one’s views on marriage, we all lose when bureaucrats can force citizens to participate in religious ceremonies they oppose, speak messages they disagree with, and stay silent about beliefs they hold dear.”

 

MAJOR CORPORATIONS BOYCOTTING TO FORCE FACEBOOK TO EMPLOY EVEN MORE EXTREME CENSORING OF CONSERVATIVE VIEWS

BY DAVID CLOUD

SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/21-27.php;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
MAJOR CORPORATIONS BOYCOTTING TO FORCE FACEBOOK TO EMPLOY EVEN MORE EXTREME CENSORING OF 
CONSERVATIVE VIEWS (Friday Church News Notes, July 3, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-
4143) - The following is excerpted from “In growing boycott, Coca-Cola, Hershey, Honda pledge to hit pause on 
Facebook advertising,” Just the News, June 27, 2020: “Coca-Cola, Hershey and Honda have agreed to roll back 
advertising on Facebook through July, part of a coordinated campaign to force the tech giant to enact stricter 
content-moderation policies on its platform. The ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign argues that Facebook has ‘turned  
a  blind  eye  to  blatant  voter  suppression,’ ‘allowed  incitement  to  violence  against  protesters  fighting  for 
racial justice in America,’ partnered with conservative news outlets with ‘records of working with known white 
nationalists,’ and in general promoted ‘hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.’ Dozens of businesses have 
also agreed to the boycott including Mozilla, North Face, REI and Verizon. The boycott, a project of the 
Anti-Defamation League, offers several tips it argues will help Facebook ‘provide more support to people who are 
targets of racism, antisemitism and hate.’”

 

TRUMP SPEAKS AFTER STRONG EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS~NEW DATA ON CORONAVIRUS “SURGE”

President Donald Trump delivers remarks Thursday after strong jobs numbers came out and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged amid reopening efforts. Thursday's jobs numbers showed a gain of 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1% as the U.S. continues its reopening efforts, according to the Labor Department.

GLOBALIST “USMCA” ENTERS INTO FORCE

BY CHRISTIAN GOMEZ

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/36221-globalist-usmca-enters-into-force;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The first week of July is typically a joyful occasion, with Americans celebrating their nation’s independence on July 4 and Canadians celebrating Canada Day on July 1. This year, July 1 also marks the first day that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into force, replacing the original 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and economically integrating the three countries one step closer toward a regional customs union.

The USMCA was inaugurated with much fanfare across the political spectrum, from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to officials from Canada’s ruling Liberal Party. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who served as Canada’s chief negotiator on the agreement, has repeatedly lauded it as a “progressive trade agreement” for its strong environmental and labor standards.

In a speech before Canada’s House of Commons, delivered on January 30, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland said of the USMCA: “And, when it comes into force, this agreement will be the most progressive trade deal our country has ever negotiated. Indeed, I believe it will be the most progressive trade deal in the world.” She further elaborated how it strengthens “State-to-State dispute settlement, labour protection, environmental protection, and rules of origin.”

Exploring just how progressive the new USMCA is and how it advances globalist designs for greater regional integration on the path toward one world government, The John Birch Society has released a brand new educational video entitled “USMCA: What America Signed Onto” to coincide with the trade scheme’s first day of entry into force.

The roughly 11-minute video details what’s in the 2,410-page USMCA and how it undermines America’s national sovereignty. As the video points out, according to the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the exclusive power “to regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States.” The Constitution further elaborates that “all duties, Imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.”

The framers of the Constitution intended for Congress to have the power to levy or lower tariffs whenever necessary. However, over the course of two centuries, that power was gradually transferred from Congress to the president and the Executive Branch, beginning with the Trade Agreements Act of 1934.

Among the most alarming items in the USMCA covered in the video are how it transfers power from Congress and the states to a new Free Trade Commission serving as administrative transnational body for the agreement; advances the liberal social agenda of “gender identity,” which has nothing to do with trade between nations; and how it threatens U.S. national sovereignty through the advancement of United Nations treaties and conventions that have never been ratified by the U.S. Senate.

For example, in Chapter 23 of the USMCA, under the section entitled “Sex-Based Discrimination in the Workplace,” the United States, Mexico, and Canada are required to “implement policies” guaranteeing workplace protections for “gender identity” and other LGBTQ “gender-related issues.”

According to Article 23.12 of the USMCA, all three countries agree to cooperate on “addressing gender-related issues in the field of labor and employment,” as well as “addressing the opportunities of a diverse workforce, including: ... promotion of equality and elimination of employment discrimination in the areas of age, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity.”

In other words, as the video points out, if a man applies for a job and goes to the interview dressed as a woman with a demand that he be addressed with female pronouns and demonstrates even the mildest capacity to do the job, the employer may be forced to hire that individual or run the risk of a lawsuit.

In fact, on June 15, 2020, a little over two weeks prior to the USMCA’s entry into force, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that the 1964 Civil Rights Act also extends to protect gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination. This ruling so happens to bring the United States into full compliance with the “gender identity” provisions in Chapter 23 of the USMCA.

Chapter 23 also requires all three countries to “adopt and maintain in its statutes and regulations, and practices thereunder ... the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.”

In other words, the USMCA could force Congress to pass national “collective bargaining” laws, overturning any individual state’s “right to work” laws.

In fact, in 2019, Mexico’s Congress was compelled into doing just that, at the behest of Speaker Pelosi and Congressional Democrats, as a prerequisite for the U.S. Congress’ approval of the USMCA implementing legislation.

On the subject of regional integration toward a nascent North American Union, Chapter 26 of the USMCA, the competitiveness chapter, establishes a “Competitiveness Committee” made up of unelected government representatives from all three countries.

According to Article 26.1, Section 5 of the USMCA, the purpose of this Competitiveness Committee is to promote “economic integration and development within the free trade area” and “to further enhance the competitiveness of the North American economy.” (Emphasis added.)

This is extremely dangerous since the Competitiveness Committee has the ability to create an “economic union” by merging the economies of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union akin to the European Union.

For those who wish to maintain the United States’ standing as a free and independent republic, the objectives of the Competitiveness Committee should be an area of major concern.

Another major sovereignty-tearing aspect of the USMCA is Chapter 30 and its establishment of a new “Free Trade Commission.” Similar to the European Commission that runs the European Union, the USMCA’s Free Trade Commission will act as the agreement’s “administrative” or “executive” body with the power to “consider proposals to amend or modify this Agreement.”

Should the Free Trade Commission evolve, in much the same way the High Authority of the European Coal and Steal Community became today’s European Commission of the European Union, it may eventually override or force the U.S. Congress, Mexico’s Congress of the Union, and Canada’s Parliament to rubber-stamp USMCA mandates in the name of fostering or deepening “economic integration.”

The USMCA Free Trade Commission may someday impose on the United States new laws, regulations, and standards in the areas of banking, currency, the environment, fishing, e-commerce, and labor — all of which are areas covered in the various chapters of the USMCA.

This Free Trade Commission will also be made up of unelected government representatives from all three countries. These representatives will not only oversee implementation of the USMCA’s numerous provisions, they will also oversee 19 subordinate committees, such as the aforementioned Competitiveness Committee. And each of the 19 subcommittees will be staffed by more unelected representatives.

As mentioned earlier, the video also addresses how aspects of various chapters of the USMCA bind the United States to following UN conventions and treaties, namely the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the controversial United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, better known as the Law of the Sea Treaty — neither of which the U.S. Senate has ratified.

The primary concern with the USMCA is not its impact on the U.S. economy, good or bad, but its ramifications for U.S. sovereignty. As stated in the video, “The United States can weather the storms of a bad economy or even a recession, but it cannot survive the loss of its sovereignty.”

For a more exhaustive list of what’s in the USMCA, the video points to The John Birch Society’s “USMCA Issues Index.” The USMCA Issues Index is a free downloadable PDF that alphabetically lists most of the USMCA’s major threats to U.S. sovereignty and freedoms with links to the actual chapters of the agreement. Many of these issues are also covered in The New American’s online article entitled “What's Really in the USMCA?

More proposed trade deals are on the horizon, such as an FTA with the United Kingdom and a separate agreement with the European Union similar to President Obama’s once-proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the USMCA offers a glimpse of what to expect from those agreements, especially as they are also being negotiated by U.S. Trade Representative and CFR luminary Robert Lighthizer, who served as the United States’ principle negotiator for the USMCA.

Those concerned about preserving America’s liberty and independence can take action by using The John Birch Society’s federal legislative alert entitled "Get US Out! of the USMCA," which allows one to send a prewritten, editable e-mail message, a tweet, and record a short 30-second video urging both President Trump and Congress to formally withdraw from the USMCA.

USMCA NAFTA

 

REPORT: DEAD PEOPLE GOT NEARLY $1.4 BILLION IN COVID-19 STIMULUS CHECKS

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/36162-report-dead-people-got-nearly-1-4-billion-in-covid-19-stimulus-checks;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

A new watchdog report reveals that over a million stimulus payments worth almost $1.4 billion were sent to dead people because the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service failed to look at death records as they prepared deposits and checks as part of their coronavirus relief efforts.

According to the report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examined the administration of the government’s nearly $3 trillion stimulus package, the IRS normally uses third-party data kept by the Social Security Administration to prevent erroneous tax-refund claims.

But in the case of the stimulus checks sent out in April and May as part of the CARES Act, the Treasury and IRS “did not use the death records to stop payments to deceased individuals for the first three batches of payments because of the legal interpretation under which IRS was operating.”

IRS counsel reportedly “determined that IRS did not have the legal authority to deny payments to those who filed a return for 2019, even if they were deceased at the time of payment.” It also called for “discretion” provided for in the CARES Act to apply the same rules to households that filed a return in 2018 but not in 2019.

Treasury officials wanted to satisfy Congress’ desire to have payments made as “rapidly as possible,” which reportedly resulted in the use of policies and procedures developed for the 2008 stimulus payments. Thus, seeking to fulfill its mandate to Congress, the department “did not use the death records as a filter to halt payments to decedents in the first three batches of payments.”

The report further explains:

According to a Treasury official from the Office of Tax Policy, Treasury was unaware the payments may go to decedents. Treasury officials said that upon learning that payments had been made to decedents, Treasury and IRS, in consultation with counsel, determined that a person is not entitled to receive a payment if he or she is deceased as of the date the payment is to be paid. Such payments are potentially improper payments under the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019. BFS and IRS removed such payments starting with the fourth payment batch.

On May 6, 2020, IRS announced on its website that if a payment was issued to a decedent or incarcerated individual, the total amount should be returned.... However, IRS does not currently plan to take additional steps to notify ineligible recipients on how to return payments.

The IRS implemented a process in 2013 to use death records to update taxpayer accounts, but these controls were bypassed for the COVID-19 stimulus.

The report makes several recommendations, including having the IRS provide recipients of checks intended for deceased persons with further notification about how to return such payments.

The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump at the end of March. It provided $1,200 to adults and $500 for children as a way of alleviating some of the economic fallout of governments’ coronavirus economic restrictions, including shutting down many businesses deemed “non-essential.”

The president hinted this week that another “generous” stimulus check is in the works. “We will be doing another stimulus package, it’ll be very good, it’ll be very generous,” he said during an interview with Scripps reporter Joe St. George.

The news comes as the political establishment, including Democrats and the mainstream media, call for renewed coronavirus restrictions to contain infection rates that have risen since state governments began rolling back their lockdowns.

As the case number surpasses the peak in April, even conservative states such as Texas are backtracking in their reopenings. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said Thursday that he would pause the reopening of businesses and other institutions. 

Much attention has been placed on Florida, which, with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis at the helm, has been seen as one of the less-restrictive states. On Thursday, Florida reported more than 5,000 new cases for the second day in a row.   

Yet the media ignores that part of the reason for rising cases is the growing amount of testing. Additionally, with a 97.4-percent survivability rate, a rise in cases does not necessarily mean that people are in serious condition. It is common knowledge that most people infected with COVID-19 will experience only mild flu-like symptoms, or have no symptoms at all. 

In Jacksonville, Florida, for example, Mayor Lenny Curry noted that while cases are up, hospitalizations remain low, with only 14 people in ICU units at local hospitals.

Not surprisingly, while the media wants to blame President Trump’s recent Tulsa rally for a spike in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, they are careful not to place any blame on the recent mass Black Lives Matter protests. A BuzzFeed article trending on Twitter boldly declares, “Cities With Black Lives Matter Protests Have Not Seen COVID-19 Spikes.”

Who knew that viruses could have political preferences?

 

FAILED LIBERAL CITIES ARE BEING LEFT TO ROT AS BUSINESSES & RESIDENTS LEAVE EN MASSE

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★ 

Failed Liberal Cities are finally being left to ROT as businesses and residents begin leaving EN MASSE! In this video, we’re going to take a look at the effects of this mass exodus that are already being seen in cities across the country, and how more and more people and businesses are taking a stand and wanting nothing more to do with these Democrat hellholes; you’re not going to want to miss this!

 

PENNSYLVANIA: TERMINATING GOVERNOR WOLF’S DISASTROUS SHUTDOWN DECLARATION

Pennsylvania State Legislature Votes To Revoke Emergency Shutdown Order

BY REP. STEPHANIE BOROWICZ

 

In order to fully reopen Pennsylvania’s economy, the state House and Senate have voted to terminate the governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration that has resulted in a prolonged shutdown of the state’s businesses and done severe damage to the lives of millions of Pennsylvanians.

House Resolution 836 passed the House in a bipartisan vote of 121-81 just days after the governor extended his emergency declaration by ANOTHER 90 days.

Although he is required to issue an executive order or proclamation ending the state of disaster emergency upon passage of our concurrent resolution, the governor is refusing to follow the law.

Ever since concurrent passage of House Resolution 836, a great deal of misinformation is being put forth by the Wolf administration and the media.

Here are some of the most important facts to keep in mind:

•   The General Assembly has done everything it needs to do under the law to end Wolf's emergency declaration.
•   The Pennsylvania Supreme Court solidified this position in a ruling earlier this year, stating the General Assembly has the ability to terminate the order at any time.
•   The law is clear. Once a resolution is passed, “the Governor SHALL issue an executive order or proclamation terminating the declaration.”
•   Rather than obeying the law, the governor is using scare tactics, threatening licensing repercussions and other warnings to residents who want nothing more than to get back to work or reopen their businesses.
•   House Resolution 836 WOULD NOT jeopardize other federal funding that will be critical in supporting the Commonwealth through this financially challenging time.

Finally, the resolution we passed would dissolve Wolf’s phased reopening, if he was following the law. Since he is not, we are working as quickly as possible to take legal action on behalf of the People. In fact, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has indicated it will be taking on the case.

You sent me to Harrisburg to make sure your voice is being heard, and I am doing everything I can to make that happen.
 

TRUCKERS PRESSURE CONGRESS TO PASS CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY LAW

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/36056-truckers-pressure-congress-to-pass-concealed-carry-reciprocity-law;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Representative Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), who introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, told Freightwaves, a leading provider of trucking news to its members, that attacks and threats of attacks by rioters has awakened interest in his bill. On Friday he said, “Truck drivers are the backbone of our country and understand this issue more than most, as they drive alone with valuable merchandise across state lines every week. I will continue to fight to advance this bill in Congress and defend the rights of truck drivers and all law-abiding citizens.”

One of those drivers, Anthony McAfee, hauling for a subsidiary of Golden State Foods, had just finished making a delivery in Portland, Maine, on Monday night, June 1, when he found himself confronted by protesters. The report from the Portland Police Department was chilling: “A tractor-trailer truck that completed a delivery on Middle Street … just after 9:30pm … were [sic] being confronted by protestors.” When police arrived, they along with “the occupants of the truck started to be attacked.”

A spokesman for Golden State added, “Our driver did not drive a vehicle into a crowd.… He was lawfully proceeding down a street and quickly and suddenly became engulfed by a large group [estimated to be in the hundreds] of people participating in what appeared to be a moving protest.”

McAfee was not injured and was taken into custody by the police and later released.

But he could have been hurt, or worse. As Ronnie Sellers, a former owner of a small trucking company in Knoxville, Tennessee, told Freightways, “Just imagine what hundreds or thousands of rioters could to do a driver and his or her equipment in a matter of minutes.”

Without concealed-carry reciprocity, drivers are left with much less effective means of defending themselves, carrying cans of wasp spray that can shoot up to 20 feet to ward off attackers, tire irons (“thumpers”), hammers, and heavy-duty flashlights.

With renewed interest resulting from the riots, Hudson is hopeful to add to the 160 House members who have already co-sponsored his bill. An identical bill in the Senate has 38 co-sponsors. It will take 218 votes in the House and 51 votes in the Senate to move the bill to the president’s desk.

In its present form, the bill, HB 38, would require all states to recognize concealed-carry permits issued by other states and allow the transport of handguns across state lines without penalty. It would, if passed, benefit not only truckers hauling the nation’s goods, but everyone driving across the country who presently are being deprived of the opportunity to enjoy their Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms and to use them, if necessary, to defend themselves and their families.

 

LEFTIST COLLAPSE! POLICE RESIGNING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS TRUCKERS REFUSE TO DELIVER TO CITIES

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Leftist cities are quite literally collapsing as police are resigning en masse across the country and as truckers refuse to deliver to leftwing cities. In this video, we’re going to look at the inevitable consequences of leftwing activism, and how you can always be sure that the self-destructing nature of liberalism guarantees their ultimate failure every single time; you’re not going to want to miss this!

2020 WALMART PULLS GUNS, AMMO FROM SHELVES: EXCUSE? RIOTS!

BY DEAN WEINGARTEN

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/06/2020-walmart-pulls-guns-ammo-from-shelves-excuse-riots/#axzz6PFfP0Pxo;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Yuma, AZ Walmart 3 June, 2020, Courtesy Dean Weingarten

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A stop at the local Walmart on 3 June, 2020, revealed an empty gun display. No guns were inside the locked display. There were no cartridges available, other than shotgun bird shot.

Walmart had been trending toward gradual elimination of guns from its inventory for years, ever since the death of the founder, Sam Walton, in 1992.

Sam discouraged merchandise which was not made in the USA. Sam insisted each store carry firearms, including handguns. When Sam was not there to enforce those policies, the leftists who took over the company used each new “crisis” to remove firearms and ammunition from the store.

In the 1990s, Walmart stopped selling handguns in all its stores, except in Alaska. In 2015, Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles.

On September 3, 2019, Walmart announced it would no longer sell handguns in Alaska,  handgun ammunition in all stores, or the nebulously defined “assault weapons”.

Yuma AZ Walmart 18 March 2020, Courtesy Dean Weingarten

Two Walmart associates at the store said the firearms had been removed from the display because of national concerns over riots.

This policy was confirmed with articles in several outlets. From chainstoreage.com:

The retailer giant has removed firearms and ammunition from the sales floor of some stores as protests continue across the nation against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, every other shop in the tourist and dairy farm area where I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, carried guns and ammunition. Every bait shop, hardware store, most service stations, and many other shops carried guns. Guns were available through the mail, although handguns had to be delivered by private carrier instead of the post office.  As a teen, I had no difficulty purchasing ammunition at the local gas station.

The Gun Control Act of 1968 changed all that. Almost overnight, guns disappeared from most small outlets, because of the cost and record-keeping requirements built into the 1968 law.

The crime rate soared. Homicides peaked in the 1980s and 1990s.  Murders of police officers while on duty, peaked in the 1970s. The average number of police murdered in the line of duty, from 1970 to 1980, was 112 officers per year.  That number had dropped below 50 a year, until President Obama and his support for racial organizations such as Black Lives Matter, ramped up hatred of the police.

The law was meant as a precursor to handgun registration. It failed. It did not reduce homicides or murders, even with guns. It should be repealed as an affront to the Second Amendment.

The unintended consequences were profound. An awakened membership changed out the old guard leadership of the NRA, in 1977.  The NRA moved its primary mission from training to preserving the right to keep and bear arms. Training doesn't do much good if you do not have guns to train with.

Concealed carry permit laws, both shall issue and Constitutional carry, proliferated as gun owners lobbied for the restoration of their rights. The homicide rate dropped. People legally carrying guns were shown to be extremely law-abiding.

The lack of other shops carrying guns and ammunition created the proliferation of the independent, dedicated gun shop. The dedicated shops became nexus of information, voter registration, training, and support for the Second Amendment.

Gun shows proliferated. At the shows, gun owners could meet, trade guns, ammunition, and information. They became another nexus of activism and resolve to restore a Second Amendment under near-constant attack. Almost no criminals get guns from gun shows. Gun shows are under attack because they are a center of political activism. My good friend, Alan Korwin, built his business at gun shows selling his highly successful line of books on gun laws.

Walmart will likely stop selling nearly all guns and ammunition in the United States.  It will backfire.

Many dedicated gun shop owners have said they cannot compete with Walmart. Now they will not have to do so.

We now have more than 450 million guns and 100 million gun owners. In the first five months of 2020, we added eight million more guns, millions of new gun owners.

Guns and the right to bear arms are extremely popular in the United States. With the lawless destruction of property and lives in many leftwing cities and states, they are both becoming more popular than ever.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

 

BANKROLLING BEELZEBUB: BIG BUSINESS GIVES THE ALT-LEFT, INCLUDING BLM, $454 MILLION

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/35995-bankrolling-beelzebub-big-biz-gives-the-alt-left-including-blm-454-million;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Question: What’s the main difference today between the average politically correct university and your typical large corporation?

Answer: The size of their bank accounts.

Too often now big business, like academia, is in thrall to cultural revolutionaries. Given this, it’s perhaps not surprising that, motivated by the George Floyd police-war-on-blacks lie, corporate America has given a whopping $454 million to leftist groups and causes — even those as radical as agitator group Black Lives Matter (BLM).

The biggest spenders are, Breitbart reports:

Sony Music — a fund “to support social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world” — $100 million

Walmart — a new racial equity center — $100 million

Warner Music — campaigns against violence and racism and social justice causes related to music industry — $100 million.

Nike — “Organizations that put social justice, education and addressing racial inequality in America at the center of their work” — $40 million

Alphabet/Google — various organizations, starting with $1 million each to Center for Policing Equity and Equal Justice Initiative — $12 million

While to the uninitiated the above causes may sound innocuous enough, or even praiseworthy, know that “social justice,” “racial equity,” and even “racial equality” have become euphemisms for social engineering that itself is often racially discriminatory.

Then there are the piker companies that like to effect their value-signaling on the cheap. They are, Breitbart also informs:

Etsy — $500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative, $500,000 to Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund, and match any employee donations — $1 million.

Yelp Foundation — Equal Justice Initiative and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund — $500,000

H&M — NAACP, ACLU, and Color of Change — $500,000

Levi’s — $100,000 to the ACLU and $100,000 in grants to Live Free USA — $200,000

Lululemon — the Minnesota Freedom Fund — $100,000

It’s a good idea to peruse Breitbart’s whole list so you can make informed buying decisions. But the website tells us that the companies donating to BLM — whose members, along with other leftist insurrectionists, are currently occupying part of downtown Seattle as an invading force and have declared the area their own nation — are Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, and Glosser.

Putting aside the leftist organizations’ efforts at undermining Western civilization, funding them is a classic case of facilitating the wrong “cure” due to accepting a wrong diagnosis. For what truly ails black America today has nothing to do with “racism.”

Rather, at “the root of most of the problems black people face is the breakdown of the family structure,” wrote George Mason University professor Walter E. Williams last year. “Slightly over 70 percent of black children are raised in female-headed households.”

“According to statistics about fatherless homes, 90 percent of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes; 71 percent of pregnant teenagers lack a father figure; 63 percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes; 71 percent of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes; and 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions have no father,” Williams continued.

“Furthermore, fatherless boys and girls are twice as likely to drop out of high school and twice as likely to end up in jail.” Of course, none of this is new or should be news to anyone.

Some will attribute the above problems to the “legacy of slavery.” We can know this is bunk because, as Williams points out, the black family was in far better shape a century ago — closer to slavery times. In the late 1800s, in fact, “depending on the city, 70 percent to 80 percent of black households were two-parent,” Williams also informs.

Now, getting back to BLM, here’s a quite apropos kicker: On the organization’s “Guiding Principles” page under the “Black Villages” tab, it states, “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families.”

In other words, BLM has essentially promised to exacerbate the main problem plaguing black America!

Good job, Deep Business; this is what you’re funding. Give yourself a big pat on the back — with a 100-lb anvil.

By the way, BLM has apparently decided that honesty is not the best policy for a civilization destroyer and has “disappeared” its Guiding Principles page. Its former URL now bears the message, “Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist.”

Ah, but it still does, BLM, right here at an Internet archiving service. Busted.

So it’s not just that a good slice of corporate America is wasting money, but that it’s actually funding evil. Moreover, could you imagine the good that could be done if the $454 million were directed toward black America’s actual problems?

As to this, Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson has identified the core issue, stating the obvious, as a lack of “moral character.” Also obvious is that the remedy for immorality is morality. To be precise, if morality came in a jar, on the ingredients label would be virtues.

Virtue is a universal, needed by all people of all colors and creeds. Examples of virtues are charity, chastity, courage, diligence, kindness, faith, hope, honesty, fortitude, justice, temperance, prudence, patience, forgiveness, humility, and love.

Also know that virtues aren’t just different “values,” flavors of the day, but reflect a universal — Truth — which itself comes from God.

If all that corporate money were devoted to faith-based programs emphasizing the virtues, personal responsibility, legitimate education and skills development, marriage and family formation, and faith instead of grievance nurturing, some good could actually be done.

But the truth is that the corporations here mainly care about money, just as BLM mostly cares about power and destroying what it hates. To them, black lives matter — as, respectively, patrons and pawns.

 

THE DEATH OF LIBERAL CITIES IN A POST RIOT ECONOMY

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

What will be the economic fallout from the nationwide riots? A number of articles are talking about companies like 7-Sigma Incorporated, a Minneapolis manufacturing company, that’s announced they’re leaving the city. Can we expect a mass exodus of businesses from these cities in the near future?

BUSINESSS OWNERS REVOLT BY LEAVING RIOT INFESTED CITIES AS SEATTLE SURRENDERS TO ARMED LEFTISTS

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Businesses Owners are REBELLING and LEAVING Riot-Infested Cities as Seattle Police SURRENDER to ARMED LEFTISTS! In this video, we’re going to look at how business owners and residents are having a protest of their own and leaving these Democrat disasters otherwise known as American cities once and for all and taking their tax dollars with them, and how Seattle’s insane leadership is symbolic of how this latest wave of radical Marxism is ultimately only going to end up destroying itself; you’re not going to want to miss it!

MAY’S JOBS REPORT SHOWS STRONG ECONOMIC RECOVERY UNDERWAY

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/35910-may-s-jobs-report-shows-strong-economic-recovery-underway;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday morning greatly exceeded forecasters’ expectations. Most were expecting a loss of 8 million jobs in May. Instead the economy, now clearly rebounding, generated 2.5 million new jobs.

And the unemployment rate, widely expected to approach 20 percent, dropped to 13.3 percent.

The BLS’s commentary was much more muted: “These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic and [government] efforts to contain it.”

The good news continued. Employment rose all across the board: Gains in employment were in leisure and hospitality, in construction, in education and in health services. Even better, employment in government “continued to drop sharply”, according to the press release.

Digging still deeper, in May the number of unemployed for less than five weeks dropped by more than 10 million. In manufacturing, forecasters predicted job losses of 440,000 in May. Instead that sector generated 225,000 new jobs, a swing (in one month) of more than 650,000 jobs.

Further, the number of people who usually work full-time increased by 2.2 million to 116.5 million, while those who usually work part-time rose by 1.6 million, to 20.7 million. And the number of those not in the labor force but wanting to work dropped by nearly a million.

Finally, the average work week actually increased in May by nearly a full hour, while overtime hours worked increased slightly as well.

The rebound was unexpected, as many commentators in the mainstream media were predicting much worse numbers. They suggested that, with the increase in unemployment benefits, many would stay home because it paid better than going to work. The report also put the lie to claims that the recovery would be very slow, with some suggesting a flat recovery through the end of the year.

Oil prices have jumped as well, recovering from just $12 a barrel in late April for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to $39 a barrel following the release of the jobs report. With many developers showing breakeven on their most productive wells at $20 a barrel or less, they are now poised for their own rebound. And that rebound is enhanced by reports that the OPEC+ agreement to keep 10 million barrels of oil off the world markets for at least another month bodes well for the recovery in the U.S. oil patch as well.

In all, today’s job’s report was great news for those who expected the U.S. economy to rebound sharply from the government-imposed shutdown, and an embarrassment to those who were predicting a slow and spotty recovery.

 
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