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China is taking down USA from “within” says Patrick Byrne

It may seem like a leap to say China is actively sabotaging the US. A more useful question might be to ask how much cheaper it is to pay off corrupt elites than to build a new aircraft carrier?  Given that President Trump has stood up to President Xi and put an end to the rich game of trade deals, how much would it be worth to China to not only get rid of Trump (and all future Trump-copies) but also to stop free and fair elections in the US and to install a President they could control?

Given the trillions at stake, it appears to be a cheap strategy. What if he’s right?

“The greatest way to fight a war is not to have to fight it at all.

Not firing a bullet….” — Patrick Byne speaking of Chinese philosophy.

Years ago Patrick Byrne hoped to bring the beautiful things from Chinese culture to the USA. instead now he warns that Chinese scholars have studied the US and figured out that the greatest vulnerability is corruption, and now they’ve used that to infiltrate and stage a slow coup.

Byrne is not just the billionaire founder of Overstock, he speaks Chinese fluently and studied in China at Beijing Normal University in 1983 – 84, and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese studies from Dartmouth College. He asserts that this is part of a 100 year plan written up in 1949 to take down the United States. He suggests that people should read the book by Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower.  Byrne tells us that Michael Pillsbury was a China-dove his whole life until 2015 when he wrote this book and admitted he’d been wrong all along.

The voting machine in Savannah Georgia — he explains — had a wireless component that was tranmitting data to a thermostat installed on the wall, which was sending messages to an IP of a company connected to the CCP.

They’re moving fast. Byrne warns that in two months time you may be defined as a “Domestic Terrorist” for doubting the result of the 2020 Election. It’s already being discussed.

Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard PhD, has written or co-written several New York Times bestsellers including Unfit for Command, The Obama Nation and Killing the Deep State. He mentions that there are rumors that new parties are being formed in the US.

“The Republican Party is committing suicide. They are not standing up for the Republican President. “

 

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Patrick Byrne: China Is Taking Us Out From Within

By Li Hai, The Epoch Times

“Though we spend a trillion dollars a year between our military and our intelligence, national security circles … that trillion dollars we have and we’ve built, you know, things that can stop all their planes and their missiles and all kinds of things. But we missed the one they use, which is not a fight at all, not firing a bullet or missile at all, but taking us out from within. And that’s what’s going on.”

Byrne says that China moved the end stage of the 100 year plan for 2049 closer to 2030.

Byrne said: “… we cannot bend a knee to this under any circumstance.”

The Chinese regime has been killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs for more than 20 years, according to a panel of experts who attended a virtual conference hosted by the advocacy group Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) on Nov. 19, and independent investigations.

Talking about the upcoming Jan. 6 rally in Washington, Byrne said that “this is your last chance.”

“If you bend the knee to this rigged election, they have corrupted the most elementary concept of our tradition, consent of the governed, and you never will get another chance.”

“The Assassins Mace” is a Chinese expression — to win a war without a fight by assassinating the chief with a single blow from within his own bedroom. It means a knockout sucker-punch in China Byrne said “we wondered what the Assassins mace was. Is it the new stealth fighter. Is it the aircraft carriers. Is it an EMP weapon. It is a hypersonic weapon. No. What we’re living through now is the sucker punch.

 


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    Ted O'Brien.

    In my understanding this will be found if you look into the Marxist texts a long time ago, maybe from the earliest days. I was taught this in Catholic schools 65 years ago, that this was how the Marxists operated.

    At the time I said: “That will never get up in Australia, because Australians are too well off and too well informed.”

    Just 25 years later I could see that it was getting up right on cue. Why was I wrong?

    Well I wasn’t wrong at the time. but what had happened was that all through the 1970s while the Communists among us were pushing their lies the people whose responsibility it was to defend the truth just didn’t bother. They caved in to the bullies.

    Australians have never been so well off. But they have never been so ill informed.

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    Mrs B

    I see Trump as the last man standing between globalism and freedom.

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      Lawrie

      And that is why they are so desperate to get rid of him. What I find most disgusting is the number of otherwise decent people who are cheering on the killing of Trump. Channel 10 yesterday said one of the highlights of 2020 was that “Trump was booted out of the WH”. Would they say that about Obama for example? Of course not. Do the jubilant understand what will happen when the one bulwark of democracy is driven from office? Why would the rich and powerful really want China to be in charge because they will be and the rich and powerful might find they are no longer rich nor powerful.

      The Chinese will not be sharing power, they will have it all.

      The useful idiots will just be idiots who are no longer useful.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        Judging by attitudes in family, where I find myself often on the outer, it depends on which media they follow. Some of them just can’t see what I can see. Billy Bush’s braggadocio nonsense precludes recognition of the value of middle eastern peace treaties.

        Consider, too, the barrage of personal vilification maintained by the ABC and Fairfax press that twice got rid of Tony Abbott.

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    graham dunton

    [Off Topic]AD

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      OldOzzie

      [Off Topic]AD

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        OldOzzie

        AD

        China in releasing the Covid-19 Virus, either accidentally or on purpose, is destroying the world economies including America as alluded to by Patrick Byrne above – Years ago Patrick Byrne hoped to bring the beautiful things from Chinese culture to the USA. instead now he warns that Chinese scholars have studied the US and figured out that the greatest vulnerability is corruption, and now they’ve used that to infiltrate and stage a slow coup.

        Johannes Leak’s Cartoon in today’s The Australian Editorial sums up how like America, Australia has been cowered through the Pandemic Panic Media to destroy their own economies – Mandy’s Comments sums up how easily Australians, just like Americans have rolled over in fear

        In my own Family of wife, 2 daughters, son and their spouses and 9 Grandkids, I am an outlier against lockdowns – all Grandkids have suffered, especially the Melbourne ones, from the Fear and Social Isolation through School lockdowns and not being able to have friends over to play.

        As a 75+ with Comorbidities and 2 times at least every 3 weeks at RNSH for Cancer Treatment I think that both the Cartoon and the comments above relate to the warning that Patrick Byrne gives that are relevant to America and Australia – but you are the Arbitrators and hence I agree with your decisions –

        Regards Old Ozzie

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    Another Ian

    [Sorry Ian just too off topic just here.]AD

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    Another Ian

    “@prayingmedic — Welcome to 2020, when @JovanHPulitzer hacked a voting machine live during a government hearing and the press insists there is no evidence of election fraud.”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2020/12/30/margin-of-fraud-44/

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    OldOzzie

    From Thread Below

    OldOzzie
    December 30, 2020 at 2:56 pm · Reply
    A Simple Test for the extent of Vote Fraud with Absentee Ballots in the 2020 Presidential Election: Georgia and Pennsylvania Data

    John R. Lott, Jr., Ph.D.
    US Department of Justice

    Date Written: December 21, 2020

    P6/25In layman’s terms, in precincts with alleged fraud, Trump’s proportion of absentee votes was depressed – even when such precincts had similar in-person Trump vote shares to their surrounding countries. The fact that the shift happens only in absentee ballots, and when a country line is crossed, is suspicious.

    This can also not be explained by the general shift in which Democrats were more likely to vote absentee, because the precincts being compared are matched up by location (differing primarily in terms of which side of the county line they lie on) and thus expected to be very similar.This study goes further and controls for demographic variables, to account for any differences that might still exist. Georgia collects information on registered voters’ racial and gender demographics by precinct. Table 3 accounts for the differences in the adjacent precincts by replacing the change in the in-person difference in Trump’s share of the votes with detailed demographic information.

    P7/25There are concerns about vote counting in DeKalb county, but there are no Republican counties adjacent to it for me to use in a test. However, with 128,007 absentee ballots cast for the two major-party candidates in DeKalb, a similar 5.84 percentage point swing for Biden would account for another 7,482 votes. Together this margin in DeKalb and Fulton would more than account for Biden’s winning vote share. Indeed, their total of 15,762 would be larger than Biden’s certified win.

    P15/25 – V. Conclusion

    The precinct level estimates for Georgia and Pennsylvania indicate that vote fraud may account for Biden’s win in both states. The voter turnout rate data also indicates that there are significant excess votes in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin as well.While the problems shown here are large, there are two reasons to believe that they are underestimates: 1) the estimates using precinct level data assume that there is no fraud occurring with in-person voting and 2) the voter turnout estimates do not account for ballots for the opposing candidate that are lost, destroyed, or replaced with ballots filled out for the other candidate

    An Excellent and Detailed Summary!

    Given this was a US Department of Justice employee, how can the Attorney General William Barr who resigned, effective Dec. 23, say there was no evidence of Voter Fraud – besides him covering up Hunter Biden being investigate well 6 months before the Election

    Chinese scholars have studied the US and figured out that the greatest vulnerability is corruption, and now they’ve used that to infiltrate and stage a slow coup.

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    OldOzzie

    BREAKING: Jovan Pulitzer Reveals Live, Real-Time Hacking of Dominion Voting Systems at Fulton County Polling Station (VIDEO)

    Inventor Jovan Hutton Pulitzer was in front of the Georgia Senate today and he totally destroyed Georgia’s 2020 election results.

    Jovan Pulitzer on Wednesday told Georgia lawmakers he hacked into Dominion voting systems at a Georgia polling place.

    Pulitzer confirmed that the Georgia runoff IS connected to the internet.

    He established a two-way communication from a polling pad in a voting center.

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      WokeBuster

      Why didn’t they ratchet up the Republican vote while they were in there? Seems to the thing to do these days and then let’s see if there is “standing’ in the courts this time. This election is a complete joke and should be rerun from scratch.

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        PeterS

        No point rerunning them again unless they are totally transparent and using old fashion paper ballots; no machines allowed and no shredding of the papers so they can be recounted by all concerned.

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      RossP

      The GA Senate Committee has just voted unanimously to have Pulitzer run the Fulton County ballots through his process. He says he can do
      500,000 in 2 hrs ( I assume he is going to run the images of the ballots). Given the “lead” Biden has is only about 28K in GA, this is significant.
      If he can show there is a very large number of illegal votes then the pressure will have to go on PA, MI, WI and AZ.

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        Serp

        When Jovan first came to light it was clear his skills will be decisive if employed. How he’s still alive is beyond me.

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      OldOzzie

      Tech Expert Shocks GA Election Fraud Hearing With News He ‘Got Into’ Voting System With WiFi

      The man who invented and patented the technology that lets you scan items at the grocery store, create an airport boarding pass, and generate authentication codes just blew the doors off the Georgia State Senate subcommittee hearing on elections.

      Tech expert Jovan Hutton Pulitzer claimed that to the extent there were election issues in Georgia, they could be explained by simply looking at the paper ballots. And he claimed to prove in real time that the system was susceptible to manipulation via WiFi because his team had broken in and were in it at the time of the hearing.

      Pulitzer basically threw down, telling a Georgia Senate subcommittee looking into voter fraud to show him the ballots, give him two hours, and he’d show them if there was election fraud in Fulton County.

      In the nearly hour-long presentation at a special hearing with the subcommittee (see it below), Pulitzer demonstrated the differences between the paper ballots in two different areas of Fulton County that he claims clearly differentiated between Democrat and Republican Party ballots.

      A bar code was put on Republican ballots while none was put on Democrat ballots, he claimed. Furthermore, he said, the alignment cues used by a scanner to read the ballot were out of alignment on the Republican ballots but not on the Democrat ones.

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    el gordo

    “The greatest way to fight a war is not to have to fight it at all. Not firing a bullet….” — Patrick Byne speaking of Chinese philosophy.

    That is correct, the pandemic is a good example of how this can be achieved. Premier Xi is on record saying that hot wars are a wasteful use of resources, so they won’t be going that way.

    Its also worth noting that as China becomes a burgeoning middle class then gradually social and political change will evolve, otherwise this authoritarian regime will be overthrown from within.

    ‘China is not a superpower, nor will she ever seek to be one… If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialist, expose it, oppose it and work together with the Chinese people to overthrow it.’ Deng Xiaoping

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      TimiBoy

      I’ve argued this for soooo long. The Middle Class will fix China, eventually.

      In the meantime people will suffer, and fight, and die, lessons will be re-learned and re-lost, as History inexorably repeats.

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        Dennis

        Remember Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and the Iraqi Government in exile overseas who worked and lobbied to have the regime defeated to restore democracy in Iraq?

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      Analitik

      Its also worth noting that as China becomes a burgeoning middle class then gradually social and political change will evolve, otherwise this authoritarian regime will be overthrown from within.

      This is essentially the argument presented to me by friends and relatives back in 1997 when I questioned how the “One Country, Two Systems” principle could be ensured after the takeover, given that the disparity in freedom and wealth was bound to cause resentment in the RoC poplace – that the mainland Chinese would have their living standards lifted and China in general would move towards Hong Kong rather than being pulled the other way. I always felt that this was naive as it is the desperate and downtrodden who are most likely to rebel against authority while the well are unlikely to rock to boat and risk losing the comforts they enjoy.

      Now if we look at the nations with the largest middle classes, you will see that they are the ones most susceptible to accepting increase in regulations, taxation and other forms of authoritarianism. It only by having a large middle class that a large portion of the population has the luxury of voting for welfare state policies which require authoritarianism to implement. Climate change abatement is a particular expression of the welfare state that would be incomprehensible to those struggling for basic goods and services except through wealth redistribution both at a national and international level.

      China is at a point where economic appeasement is everything to the general population and authoritarianism is accepted as it is seen as being the cornerstone of the policies that has led to the increase in living standards. There is very little appetite for any form of questioning let alone rebellion against the CCP, especially with the tightly controlled media limiting the view of the people. Once China stops expanding economically and people find their living standards stall and then decline, disgruntlement will be felt but the initial response by the population will be to back more aggressive foreign policy rather than internal reform. A collapse in the CCP power structure may eventually occur but it would only be some time after the country has suffered economic distress and people see what they have lost and the true cause.

      Don’t hold your breath.

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      PeterS

      She asked very pertinent questions. Are you hearing us yet?
      The answer is clearly obvious given the obstruction by the courts and other justice and law enforcement departments; NO!

      What do you need to know?
      Their response was in effect thank you but no thanks.

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    John R Smith

    No offense, but I’ve been under the impression that they (whose name undoubtedly soon cannot be spoken)
    had already taken Oz, NZ, and Canada.
    Plus the EU, being just the UN with faux Brexit.
    Guess they need the Mideast, Transoxiana, South America and Africa as their Forever War battle space.
    The US providing legionnaires as trainers and providing material and inspiration.
    Good gig for the non marginalized non urban US lower class.
    Old story.
    In my day it just wasn’t paying as well.

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    OldOzzie

    they (whose name undoubtedly soon cannot be spoken) will scuttle this with Democrat and RINO assistance

    Over three quarters in new poll support mandatory photo ID to vote in person

    Majorities in every surveyed demographic feel that way.

    An overwhelming majority of voters — including majorities in virtually every major voting demographic — believe Americans should be required to show a photo ID before casting a ballot in person, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

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      nb

      Great. The government becomes so corrupt you need a government-issued identity card to protect yourself from government. I prefer the magpie treatment to that idea.

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      RossP

      The good thing about that poll is despite the MSM trying to cover up or not report the election fraud issue, most people seem to have heard about it and thought about it.

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      Binny Pegler

      Voting should at the very least be some-what inconvenient.
      If you don’t care enough to go a little bit out of your way you shouldn’t be voting.
      The Dems entire power base is about squeezing a vote out of people who don’t care.

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    PeterS

    China is taking down USA from “within” then by logical deduction thee must be a so called fifth column present in the USA, and it must be very strong. Why is it taking so long for the American public to realise that and act accordingly? Perhaps they have, at election by voting for Trump even more strongly than in the 2016 elections. In that case, if Trump fails to remain as POTUS then the people might have to resort to the next level if their convictions are so strong. It won’t be pretty I’m sure. The people would be fighting the real enemy for once on their own homeland.

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      el gordo

      China has a fifth column, but everything they do is for commercial advantage and not to bring down archaic democracies, which they find amusing.

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        PeterS

        That’s called industrial or economic espionage, which is also illegal and in effect a declaration of war on a nation if done across the board, as is the case in question.

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          el gordo

          Theft of intellectual property has been rife, but that is small beer compared to what they are capable of. Put the declaration of war in your back pocket, it won’t be needed.

          Australia is the soft underbelly of the Alliance in this part of the world and we are in a trade war with our biggest trading partner. The EU is going with Beijing, but Oz won’t surrender even if they stop buying our iron ore.

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            PeterS

            The declaration of war won’t be needed because traditional weapons are not necessary to defeat the US. The question is whether enough Americans wake up in time and fight back or whether they have to wait once the enemy has achieved their goal then fight back. Either way it won’t be nice.

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              el gordo

              Its a clash of economics more than political cultures, a new face on capitalism.

              Everything should turn out fine, under Biden there might be a move to bring in universal health care and universal basic income for all Americans.

              Meanwhile the authoritarian dictatorship, having snuggled up to Brussels, will become less myopic and more open to democratic values.

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      Serp

      The chinese could legitimately argue that they built Silicon Valley, remember the formation of the chinese bay area engineers association in 1989. This is beyond fifth column. Xi tells us that every chinese person belongs to the PRC first.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        Who needs a spy network in a country which invites tens of thousands of your citizens to study and work in their universities?

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    OldOzzie

    RECK: Politicians Are Arguing Over $600 While China Still Owes Us $2 Trillion.

    As of late December 2020, China’s US Treasury holdings remains slightly above $1 trillion – an obligation to which the United States pays roughly $72 million daily in interest alone. The United States honors its debt obligations, even while Americans struggle to make ends meet. China, however, is proceeding into the 21st century leaving its debt obligations behind.

    How It All Began.

    One unique feature to sovereign debt is known as the law of state succession. This is a long established aspect of sovereign debt that recognizes that a new government is the beneficiary of the assets and resources of its preceding government and they are also the recipients of the debt obligations incurred by former governments. In other words, a nation cannot simply declare – “Sorry, but these debts were made by that of another government with a different political ideology – we’re not responsible for this.” A new government maintains the prior debt obligations.

    “Come On, Man!”
    Here’s a common reply to the matter of these defaulted Chinese debts: “Come on, this is 2020. That was 1913 – move on man!”

    Not so fast.

    Interesting bit of History on they (whose name undoubtedly soon cannot be spoken)

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    OldOzzie

    Easy to Bed and Buy

    Chinese State Media Defends Eric Swalwell, Claims Chinese Spy Report Is ‘Complete Fiction’

    In fact, Swalwell has not denied developing extensive ties with the suspected Chinese spy, Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang. The two reportedly met in 2011, when Swalwell was a council member in Dublin City, California, and Fang was living in California as an international student. Fang would act as a campaign bundler for Swalwell and placed at least one intern in his congressional offices.

    Swalwell has not confirmed or denied whether his relationship with Fang had ever been romantic. After the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) briefed members of Congress earlier this month, two sources told The Federalist that the two did have a sexual relationship and that the FBI was so concerned about the relationship that it looked into whether Swalwell had tipped Fang off about its counterintelligence investigation into her. Fang left the U.S. abruptly in 2015.

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    OldOzzie

    China strategically captured entire supply chain of America, says US-based advocacy group

    Kunce argued that the U.S. economy and the individuals that control it pursue profit and “self-interest above everything else,” which, he claims, China has used to its advantage.

    “They figured out that all of the things that we build and create in our industries are controlled by individuals, and these individuals are subject to the profit slave,” he said.

    “So if they want to get our industries, our intellectual property, our manufacturing base, anything, all they have to do is make it profitable for those individuals to make the decision to go to China, and they’ll do it,” he added.

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      PeterS

      Well it worked for them here in Australia so why wouldn’t it work for the US? China is slapping on more and more restrictions on our exports. It’s time the world recognised that Trump is the West’s only hope for stopping China from converting the whole West into Chinese Provinces. Perhaps the Western leaders apart from Trump of course don’t want to given they desire so much to have the Great Reset implemented to crash and burn the West. Our PM has made known his objections to the Great Reset but given his strong desire to reduce our emissions he is just speaking with forked tongue or is plain clueless, which makes no difference in the end. I simply don’t believe or trust him.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    Who killed that general in Iran? Poor poor Americans. It’s like the movie where the nerdy kids gets the last laugh on the school bully.

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      PeterS

      I like the movie where Jesus comes back and raptures the true believers and then sends down His wrath to the rest and destroys the lot, including the nerdy kids and school bullies, LOL.

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      robert rosicka

      As usual Peter you make no sense unless your saying that General was some type of humanitarian cut down in his prime by a rouge nation ? Which would be a bit like saying Ivan Milat and Mick Taylor were ambassadors for backpackers !

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        Lance

        PF is referring to Quassem Soleimani. A particularly nasty, vicious, butcher.

        https://www.ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-a-fundamentalism/who-was-the-vicious-criminal-qassem-soleimani/

        He directly and indirectly killed 608 Americans and thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians.

        Soleimani and the Quds Force developed IEDs and Explosively Formed Projectiles to kill hundreds in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria.

        PF is quite the “keyboard warrior”.
        I’ve got friends who were maimed and killed by Soleimani’s work.
        Soleimani got what he deserved, but later than earned.

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          Peter Fitzroy

          Poor little baby, your bully tactics had repercussions – you do understand that you should not play in the kitchen if you can not handle the heat.

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            Lance

            Poor PF. You mean the terrorist’s tactics had repercussions.

            Yes, PF, there’s nothing quite like a HellFire missile right up the @ss to get attention, eh?

            You do understand that you should not engage in theater or world wide terrorism if you can not handle the heat.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        So its OK to murder a foreign national in his own country? Because that’s what is was. America is not a war with Iran – so what gives the USA the right to do this?

        You cry the tears of a victim, but really all you are is a bully.

        the USA just passed its annual defense spending bill, which is more than the next 10 countries combined including china

        But the saddest thing is that America no longer has the smarts to counter what state actors are doing – like that big Russian hack (which because it is not china, will not get a mention here)

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          robert rosicka

          Seriously delusional , are we talking about Solemani the humanitarian, the poet , the ambassador of good will , the Nobel laureate, the man who dedicated his life to building orphanages .
          Or the wanted criminal who was responsible for so many innocent deaths ?

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            Neo

            Or the wanted criminal who was responsible for so many innocent deaths ?

            Then again we have Trump pardoning convicted murderers of Iraqi children, but that somehow ok.

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          Lance

          No, PF, it was an Execution, not a Murder.
          Soleimani was a worldwide threat to thousands of people.
          He was a terrorist in his own country and an exporter of terrorism to the world.

          That you don’t know and see the difference is appalling.

          You cry the unearned self righteousness of the condescending anointed who bear no responsibility for anything.
          Navel gazing blather without consequences. Ignorant self indulgent sophistry without cost.

          Cowardice in the extreme.

          So its ok for a foreign national to murder thousands around the world with impunity? To torture and kill his own fellows?

          The sad thing is that you apparently believe your own bullcrap. A man who believes in nothing will believe anything.

          Tell you what. you keep on polishing that knob.

          I’ll keep on trying to deal with the reality at hand rather than attempt to judge the past by irrelevant standards.

          You must really want to become a slave, because apparently there is no limit to how low you can bow down.

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            Peter Fitzroy

            Lance – if he was so bad why not take a case to the international court? Oh that’s right, America is not part of that system, as it would expose the multitude of crimes committed by the USA.

            love the way – violence is the first and only resort you types always go to.

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          Lucky

          Quassem Soleimani was Iranian. Executed in Iraq.

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    OldOzzie

    The ICC’s failure to investigate China on genocide is a vast moral failure

    Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, is a stickler when it comes to legal jurisdiction. When asked to rule on whether the People’s Republic of China should face the court over the brutal treatment of its Uighur minority, Bensouda’s ICC office noted that China is not party to the court’s founding treaty, and correspondingly concluded that its affairs can’t be scrutinized without further evidence connecting the situation to members of the ICC.

    Sounds reasonable on the face of it. Yet Bensouda has been notably reluctant to grant the same understanding to the United States, which her court has happily assailed for its actions in Afghanistan and in CIA black sites in Europe — even though it, too, is not an ICC member state. The Trump administration responded by placing Bensouda and others involved on the U.S. sanctions list of “specially designated nationals.”

    Despite Bensouda’s resistance, the court’s mandate to investigate China’s actions is clearer than its ongoing investigation of U.S. forces, based on the court’s own rules.

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    OldOzzie

    Global investors flee from Chinese tech stocks after the government crackdown on Ant and Alibaba

    Global investors are running from Chinese tech stocks in the wake of the government’s crackdown on Ant Group and Alibaba, two high-flying businesses founded by Ma Yun (Jack Ma) that were once hailed as paragons of China’s new tech elite.

    Shares of major technology companies in the country have fallen sharply in recent days, with Bloomberg calculating that Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com and Meituan have lost around $200 billion in value during a handful of trading sessions.

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    OldOzzie

    WSJ – Beijing’s Bigger Honey Trap

    Eric Swalwell and Hunter Biden are only the tip of the Chinese influence iceberg.

    But it isn’t just the Biden and Swalwell stories the press is missing. Their cases are only a microcosm of what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo complains is an all-out Chinese Communist Party effort “to make Americans receptive to Beijing’s form of authoritarianism.” China does this on multiple fronts, often masquerading under the banner of “friendship” associations. But the agenda is always the same: to use whatever tools it has to mute opposition to China.

    Such actions help explain why Mr. Pompeo recently shut down five “cultural exchange” programs that allowed congressional staffers to travel to China on trips paid for by Beijing. Because in reality China isn’t interested in genuine exchange; it wants opportunities to develop relationships with these staffers and use them for China’s purposes.

    Or take China’s theft of data and intellectual property, including research on Covid-19. This columnist, who worked in the George W. Bush White House, had his personal information stolen by China in a 2015 hack of the Office of Personnel Management. In July, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China has “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.”

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      Serp

      Always one has to translate Xi-speak, “friendly” means submissive, “chinese characteristics” means authoritarianism. Words do not bind them, agreements are routinely abrogated. The only sensible strategy is wary disengagement which could even lead to self reliance and independence but the fix is in so deep that 2030 is looking about right if Xi can hold power.

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    Harry Passfield

    With a CV like PB’s I wonder he is not a double-agent (only joking). But, taking down the USA is something that China would like to see while those who claim it to be so are called nutters and tin-foil-hat wearers. (That’s why climate change has been allowed to develop: to make people challenge their beliefs – or be called deniers).
    I just wonder where the US will be in 20-30 years’ time – if not in the middle of a mighty war.

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    The Big tech oligarchs and the brainless billionaires simply have no clue. They falsely believe that they can control the Leftists and they will be able to keep on prospering under the Great Reset. The Left will turn on them very quickly – they obviously have no grasp of history.

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      PeterS

      I see a different scenario possibly playing out. The left are taken out by the globalists once their usefulness has expired when the globalists have a staged economic crash and they instigate appropriate measures to control the masses, very likely with their acceptance to get out of the rut, much like what happened to Germany when they had their depression and Hitler came along to “save” them and the Germans welcomed him with open arms.

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      Klem

      Thats the great thing about the Left, sooner or later they always eat their own. It’s so much fun to watch.

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    OldOzzie

    The Future for the World under they (whose name undoubtedly soon cannot be spoken)

    We Found The Factories Inside China’s Mass Internment Camps

    This is Part 4 of a BuzzFeed News investigation. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here. For Part 3, click here.

    ALMATY — China has built more than 100 new facilities in Xinjiang where it can not only lock people up, but also force them to work in dedicated factory buildings right on site, BuzzFeed News can reveal based on government records, interviews, and hundreds of satellite images.

    In August, BuzzFeed News uncovered hundreds of compounds in Xinjiang bearing the hallmarks of prisons or detention camps, many built during the last three years in a rapid escalation of China’s campaign against Muslim minorities including Uighurs, Kazakhs, and others. A new analysis shows that at least 135 of these compounds also hold factory buildings. Forced labor on a vast scale is almost certainly taking place inside facilities like these, according to researchers and interviews with former detainees.

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    Travis T. Jones

    Pelosi says election threats from Russia , China aren’t equal – (associated press)

    “an intelligence report last week said Russia was using a wide range of measures to undercut Trumps democratic challenger, Joe Biden …”

    >> Either the Russians failed miserably, or all their hooker urination dossiers on Trump were successful, or they helped Trump beat Hillary … Or they boosted Trump’s chances …

    Meanwhile, Pelosi acknowledges Biden is China’s preferred candidate in same article.

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    MP

    I found this at start of the year, can’t remember where I copied it from though.

    In a secret speech given to high-level Communist Party cadres nearly two decades ago, Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chi Haotian explained a long-range plan for ensuring a Chinese national renaissance.
    He said there were three vital issues that must be grasped. The first was the issue of living space—because China is severely overpopulated and China’s environment is deteriorating. The second issue, therefore, is that the Communist Party must teach the Chinese people to “go out.” By this Gen. Chi meant the conquest of new lands in which a “second China” could be built by “colonization.” From this arises the third vital issue: the “issue of America.”
    Gen. Chi warned his listeners: “This appears to be shocking, but the logic is actually very simple.” China is “in fundamental conflict with the Western strategic interest.” Therefore, the United States will never allow China to seize other countries to build a second China. The United States stands in China’s way.
    Chi explained the problem as follows: “Would the United States allow us to go out to gain new living space? First, if the United States is firm in blocking us, it is hard for us to do anything significant to Taiwan, Vietnam, India, or even Japan, [so] how much more living space can we get? Very trivial! Only countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization.”
    “We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons,” said the general. “Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves.” The answer is found in biological weapons. “Of course,” he added, “we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind.”

    The ruling Chinese Communist Party considers biological weapons to be the most important weapons for accomplishing their goal of “cleaning up America.” Chi credits Deng Xiaoping with putting biological weapons ahead of all other weapon systems in the Chinese arsenal: “When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central Committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focus instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.”

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    OldOzzie

    Chinese State Media: Without a ‘Cold War,’ China Will Overtake U.S. Soon

    China’s state-run Global Times gloated on Sunday that unless the United States starts a new “Cold War” with China, the Wuhan coronavirus has guaranteed America’s decline, and China will become the dominant world power within the next decade.

    The Global Times quoted a report from the Center for Economics and Business Research in the United Kingdom that concluded China suffered from the pandemic, but the U.S. suffered far more and will need much more time to fully restore its economy, so China should take over as the largest economy in the world by 2028. The Chinese editorialists insinuated several times that even this forecast was deliberately distorted to make China’s economy seem weaker than it really is.

    The Western world is supposedly panicked by this possibility and determined to sabotage China’s ascendancy by any means necessary:

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      RickWill

      The world is becoming Chinese.

      Censorship in the USA is as draconian as any in China.
      Anyone who stands outside the meme is simply shut down.
      If you do not bend a knee you are ostracised from not so polite society.
      Elections go to the firm with the biggest printing press in China.
      Most of the people living in western countries have endured long periods of house arrest through 2020 at risk of heavy fines or full confinement if caught not following the mandates.
      China is buying influence throughout the world and imposing heavy financial penalties on those not willing to be bought.
      China has forced the people in Hong Kong into submission and the rest of the world considered it the natural order.
      China has sent a blunt message to the rest of the world – fall in line or we will wipe you out. Their useful idiots at the UN were comp[licit. Taiwan the only country that understood the danger and acted appropriately, even warning the UN; WHO ignored the warning.
      China has control of vital points in the supply chains that they can use to force their desired outcome – 2020 highlighted that many in the west rely on China to crap as became obvious when toilet paper was in short supply.

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      William Astley

      OldOzzie,

      Covid is not going to be a problem in 2021. The events of 2020 have not played out. The US Milt will respond.

      The US Milt is going to present evidence, on or before Jan. 12 th, that covid is a designed bioweapon and it was designed and released by the Chinese. The same presentation is going to explain why covid is not a problem in China and will provide a cure for covid, using existing medicines. Same presentation, CIA investigation, Dem emails, no more congress, and so on..

      Following the US Milt’s public announcement every country will ‘cure’ covid. And then there will be investigations into the Medical Industry every country, Corrupt Public Health System every country, that hid, did not find, the covid cure.

      We are talking about events. I am saying this is a paradigm change. A change that will happen because of what the Chinese did in 2020. This is the logical, response from the US Milt, as opposed to … just watching things unfold.

      So China, in a single day is going to become a pariah. China designed and released at least two versions of covid to get economic advantage over the US and western countries. And to defeat the US. This is the Chinese unrestricted warfare response to Trump sailing ships and flying planes in the regions of the world China is busy taking over, South ‘China Sea region and Taiwan.

      Accept what I have asserted.

      What will China’s reaction be?

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    OldOzzie

    Wuhan’s COVID-19 cases may have been 10 times higher, China’s CDC says

    Almost 500,000 residents in Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated, may have been infected with the deadly bug — nearly 10 times the recorded tally, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Kalm Keith

    Huge; almost like a dedicated office at work.

    Is it real?

    Currently 15 out of 42.

    https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/the-serbian-man-with-a-message-for-americans-you-will-never-be-as-strong-as-you-are-now/#comment-2391453

    Influencers unite.

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      OldOzzie

      Currently 15 out of 42. – Make 16 out of 43?

      REVEALED: Full List Of Western Media Outlets Participating In Chinese Communist Propaganda Events

      The National Pulse is today publishing a full list of news outlets said to have granted the Chinese Communist Party and its propaganda outlets “favorable coverage” or “positive messages” following an investigation into the China-United States Exchange Foundation and ‘BLJ Worldwide’.

      The National Pulse is today publishing a full list of news outlets said to have granted the Chinese Communist Party and its propaganda outlets “favorable coverage” or “positive messages” following an investigation into the China-United States Exchange Foundation and ‘BLJ Worldwide’.

      PS in between, cleaning Pool and Spa, Checking Chemical Levels, Playing Nick Jr Games with 3 year old Grandson and bringing in Bins

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    robert rosicka

    Are the Chinese doing some ground work for getting their subs around Australia .

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-31/suspected-chinese-submarine-drone-found-by-indonesian-fishermen/13022488

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    Hypersonic

    This is all well and good but you cannot win a war without boots on the ground.

    In other words expect the right to resist a Biden government, patriots and military whether formally or informally will co-ordinate a counter attack.

    The Chinese will then need boots on the ground to complete the coup, at this point it becomes an invasion .

    USA allies come to assist (that’s us etc) and a new world war begins.

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      RickWill

      You have a very a narrow perspective on the current situation. There are very few people actually seeing any of the stuff posted on JoNova.

      China has near total control of the media in the USA. China already has boots on the ground. They have huge influence. They already own the next POTUS.

      One of my subtle observations is that the Chinese owners of Dominion have been removed from the list of board members – probably to protect them against the few who are looking beyond the information in popular media and GOOGLE searches.

      The censorship in the USA is extraordinary. China is already pulling all the strings. It is naive to think that they actually need more boots on the ground. They have already won the war.

      Right now, Trump is the lamest of lame duck Presidents. He will really need to live up to his name to pull this one back from a demoralising departure. He will need literally millions of people showing up on 6th January to steel the backbone of the lawmakers in the USA. Without that he will go into history as the sad case that China has pained him.

      As an aside, I have a friend in Texas who voted for Trump in 2016. But he ended up loathing Trump for the trade war with China. My friend lost a lot of his wealth due to that decision because he had set up a manufacturing shop in China making components he designed and selling them back into the USA. The trade war killed his business; some might say good job but it represents about 10 years of his life just rubbished. China has the economic power that low labour costs enable to ingratiate itself throughout the global economy. You do not mess with that power and come out unscathed; as Trump has found out.

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        MP

        “As an aside, I have a friend in Texas who voted for Trump in 2016. But he ended up loathing Trump for the trade war with China. My friend lost a lot of his wealth due to that decision because he had set up a manufacturing shop in China making components he designed and selling them back into the USA. The trade war killed his business; some might say good job but it represents about 10 years of his life just rubbished. China has the economic power that low labour costs enable to ingratiate itself throughout the global economy. You do not mess with that power and come out unscathed; as Trump has found out”.

        I am literally pissing myself laughing.

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          RickWill

          Why do you laugh?

          I think it is sad that Trump is treated so disrespectfully by his own people. In my view he has done a great job fighting Chinese forces.

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            MP

            I am laughing at your mate. He went for short term gain and got long term pain, that would make a good saying.
            He went for profit over all else so he could sell his wears to the people he won’t employ to make them.

            Trump bought some manufacturing back to the US and created Jobs in the US that were sent off shore by the previous admin. Trump offered incentives for companies to bring manufacturing back to the US, the smart people took him up on the offer.
            But he lives in the USA and not China for a reason

            Hung by his own greed.

            Finish the story, who did he vote for if not Trump.

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              RickWill

              My point of the aside is that a lot of people in the US owe what they have to China. As does most people in western countries.

              A quick check of almost everything in my house that I bought in the last 10 years was made in China. China makes more than half of the world’s steel. A heap of it goes into manufactured goods that end up in western countries.

              If you own a phone, a television set, a computer, most modern whitegoods, power tools, other tools, clothing, furniture, soft furnishings, light fittings, building materials etc all made in China. The entire world, apart from low paid Chinese workers, have all benefited from the low wages paid in China.

              Russian Kogan was a year ahead of my son in high school – now nudging billionaire status before 40yo. All through the low wages of Chinese workers. The world’s biggest miners, BHP and RioTinto, could close up all their mines apart from the iron ore and it would hardly impact their bottom lines – courtesy low paid workers in China. Twiggy forest and Gina Reinhart are fabulously wealthy through indirectly exploiting Chinese labour.

              Victoria’s biggest private employer Crown casino has been identified as a money laundering operation for wealthy Chinese. They got wealthy through exploiting cheap labour in China amongst other things of course.

              So my mate is not alone in benefitting from low labour costs in China. He was just too small to have an influence over his own destiny. Not Biden though and the majority of the US law makers. No one in control wants to stop the music; apart from Trump of course because he could see how it undermines the middle class in the USA. A country that has given away its manufacturing loses touch with reality. That is evident in Australia by organisations like the ABC and BoM – both so far removed from reality it is shameful.

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                MP

                So who did your mate vote for, not trump, probably Biden. He was prepared to sell out his entire country for his own personal gain, good mate great morals, birds of a feather.

                UN Agenda 21 was the selling out of our and the worlds industry to developing countries, started at 30% with the Rio accord (I think, hard to keep up) and progressed to todays total of 2/3rds of FA. Industry was driven out by the strangle hold the green economy placed on business by driving the price of doing business here to uncompetitive levels and the greed of multinationals which is driving small business out of the markets as is the plan. That is the doing of our very own governments not China, they sold our souls to China.
                We are not given an option to buy any other, it was removed by design, by our governments dancing to the UN fiddle.

                Hancock Prospecting is how Gina got her money, through Lang, not China. Gina is fulfilling Lang’s dream of becoming a miner with Roy Hill not China.

                BHP and Rio are miners they shut down their mines their broke. Coal, Copper, lead, Zinc, Nickel, cobalt, Moly and a dozen more and none of them are in China. I have worked in more then a couple of their mines and never seen a Chinaman except maybe the odd IT guy or chemist.

                Coles, Wollies and BHP are the largest employers in Vic, Crown does not even make the list.

                Your mixing low wages up with slave wages.

                We owe nothing but our demise to China and our own governments.

                China fills the worlds landfill with their poorly made cheap products, their metallurgical standards for steel are shocking, ask any boilermaker about repairing Machines made from Chinese steel in regard to the quality.

                A whole rant of wrong.

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            MP

            The vast majority of Americans have the utmost respect for Trump, except your mates apparently.

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        Rick
        We have many in the US commenting that they need to watch Sky News Australia to actually get any news on what is happening in their country! I have to use alternate search engines all the time to actually get proper commentary, but the average Joe does not do that…

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        PeterS

        It ain’t over until the fat lady sings. You might be right about Trump being a lame duck President, but if you are wrong then expect the opposite. Less than 3 weeks to go to find out.

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          Peter C

          Trump is still being an effective President. He has delayed the pork barrel stimulus bill.
          Hopefully he has an effective strategy to win the election. And I hope we find out what it is in less than 3 weeks.

          The China interference information which is now coming to light should strengthen his hand.

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        Hypersonic

        Rick,

        On Jan 6 both houses will debate the election result, pence could/should/will reject the certification. The house will then vote in favour of Trump, trump will serve another 4 years.

        What will the DS do then? Anita/BLM won’t last 5 minutes against US military so how will the Chinese take over the country?

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          MP

          It will come down to who controls the force multipliers in the long game.

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            Hypersonic

            No, I cannot accept any military member (beyond the odd general etc) would side with a foreign force it will never happen.

            The DS plan is dead in the water if pence rejects the college votes

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              MP

              Not the foot solders I am sure they are good. JFK and Reagan warned about the military industrial complex, that’s the deep state, that’s the swamp, thats who controls the big boy toys. Blackwater is a private military machine, last I read 30,000 highly skilled mercenaries and a large majority don’t care for Americans. Then you have the dept homeland security, FEMA, CIA (11,000 agents in the USA), FBI and more swamp creatures. The deep state control and will arm the fascists, BLM and all the other cells yet to be exposed.

              So I hope you and yours will be in Washington State on or before the 6th.

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    MP

    Rise Of China’s Biological Warfare Program
    January 24, 2020

    https://greatgameindia.com/chinas-biological-warfare-program/

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    OldOzzie

    American Spectator – China’s Very Good Year

    From manufacturing to Hollywood, the Communist Party has benefited from 2020’s chaos.

    In American politics, the virus gave the Biden campaign and the media establishment a cudgel with which to clobber President Trump and to push for unacceptable curtailments of civil liberty. A Beijing-backed Biden takeover of the White House would place Chinese influence in the upper echelons of the American government, on top of removing Trump’s adversarial administration. Suppose that a President Biden “listened to the experts” and backed further indefinite lockdowns with the full force of federal mandate. Between that and an end to the trade war, Xi Jinping and his Standing Committee would be popping open baijiu to celebrate the end of American global leadership.

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    Lance

    This is an interesting thread unroll:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1344374207979913216.html

    12,173 votes switched in real time, right before your eyes.

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    William Astley

    It is more serious than China is taking down the USA from within.

    This is not the start of the Chinese attack on the US, the start of the Chinese attack on the US was 20 years ago. The Chinese government have stolen or bought everything possible in the US.

    Currency ‘war’ is the result of decades of Trade Imbalance

    Without triggering the start of a currency war. Due to decades of trade imbalance, China has sufficient US ‘currency’ to buy everything in the US four times over.

    China used US money, to attack the US which is ironic. China cheated to get the money and then uses the cheat money to buy the Dem party and to get control of the US media companies.

    The US corrupt gov. is defenseless, if one party goes rogue and gets bought out by the Chinese. And the media companies are controlled by China.

    The US election is fixed by the Dems. Over the top fixing is required to make it happen. Supreme court has been threatened, to look away at the obvious in your face evidence, by the Dems. The US legal system is controlled by the Dems. The FBI and CIA are directly involved, in the US 2020 election fixing and cover up the fixing.

    The issue is not the evidence of 2020 US fixing. The issue is the Dems have taken over the US system. It is not functional. And the US has been attacked with a bioweapon, by a country that does not respect the US.

    China does not respect the US. And China has generated 20 years of hate towards the US and has been working to ‘defeat’ the US for 20 years. China attacked the US, with a bioweapon, because Trump sailed US warships in international waters in the South Sea to protect the independence of the countries, including Taiwan.

    China is out of control. A bioweapon is not a weapon. It is only an evil thing. No country will support a country that has released a bioweapon.

    Bioweapon warfare must end immediately.

    China has attacked the US with a bioweapon with the objective of causing serious economic damage to the US economy and to enable Chinese vaccine companies to profit.

    China is so confident, that China has complete control over the US. Biden’s son got a $1.5 billion investment into his brand-new company. Wink, wink…

    The Dems are stinking corrupt and bankrolled by Chinese companies. The CIA is involved. The FBI is involved.

    The Chinese/Dems have control of all of the world’s media companies and are now actively blocking content and banning access for Chinese purposes.

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      RickWill

      Due to decades of trade imbalance, China has sufficient US ‘currency’ to buy everything in the US four times over.

      They have no where near enough USD to buy everything in the USA and they do not need to. They sold down just USD106bn of their US bonds in 2020. That is all they needed to buy the election and take over the media agenda. That is small change in the US economy but will buy a lot of favours amongst law makers, law keepers and media moguls.

      China is controlling the agenda in the USA and it cost them next to nothing to achieve that.

      Japan has larger US bond holding than China at USD1.3tr. China is now under USD1tr since paying for the US election win.

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        PeterS

        Actually, the biggest holder of US debt is the Federal Reserve Bank itself; some $7 trillion, $4 trillion of that held in US government bonds and treasury notes.

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        William Astley

        I hear what you say concerning who owns US issued bonds.

        The covid crisis is both a human tragedy that has not been addressed and an economic disaster if a cure for covid is not found.

        The US and the Western countries are isolating and sending out ‘covid’ cheques which are all backed by borrowed money. That is not sustainable. i.e. Countries are all poor except for China and they are spending more than they did before covid.

        Canada (led by the drama teacher) plans to spend their entire GDP (largest expenditure in Canadian history) to stimulate the Canadian by paying people who are not working because of the covid isolation.

        https://www.visualcapitalist.com/americas-debt-27-trillion-and-counting/

        So covid is killing our economies, except for China.

        Date Public, Debt, Percent of US GDP
        2016 $18.5T 102%
        2017 $19.2T 104%
        2018 $20.2T 101%
        2019 $21.1T 104%
        2020 $21.6T 107%
        April 2020 $19.5T 122%

        US public debt reaching $27 trillion as of October 2020. That is before more covid cheques and no covid solution. Just masks and isolation.

        By the end of World War II, debt-to-GDP peaked at 106% before declining to historic lows in the 1970s.

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          Simon

          Scary stuff, sounds like the beginnings of ‘build back better’! “You will have nothing and you will be happy!” Interesting how the CCP plan to remove the US as a superpower has been brought forward to 2030, the same year as net zero emissions ‘must’ be achieved by all but the CCP who have ’til 2060 accordingly to that bastion of economic growth the UN.

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      PeterS

      As expected, money is the key factor in the fraud to expel Trump from office by any illegal means possible. I’m still wondering if enough Americans are awake to all this and fight back somehow even if Trump remains POTUS since the “war” won’t be over regardless. Trump will have his hands full to defeat the enemy within as well as from abroad. I doubt he can win in the end as the forces of evil are too powerful for one man. He will need the direct support of some 70+ million Americans who have indirectly supported him at the elections.

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    David Maddison

    The Chinese Communists are taking over Australia from within as well, especially with the assistance of useful idiots like Dan Andrews of Victoriastan.

    They even managed to buy an Australian airport for $1.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5213765/China-owns-Australian-airport-paying-1-lease.html

    All this happens when conservatives remain silent.

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    David Maddison

    Unnoticed by many, while all this is happening, China is quietly taking over Africa. There are even entire Chinese Communist towns in Africa. It is done under the auspices of China’s “belt and road initiative”.

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    Simon

    The fifth column has been at work -‘the useful idiots’- in the media for more than a decade. They have been filled full of hate for the country which provided them with the opportunity to work in their chosen field and freely express their opinion, by woke education. They now populate the mainstream and social media and are littered within politics and bureaucracy as ‘media advisers’. They are increasingly employed in corporate HR, publicity and advertising departments. Most are useful idiots because they are idealists who believe they are working towards equality for all. The problem lies in the innate belief of people brought up in a democracy that they can change the landscape with their vote and it never entered their thoughts that the majority wouldn’t be heard. Trump received the largest vote ever for a sitting President and that as you say is the majority respinse which would ordinarily be the end result. The problem is the fifth column – in the fourth estate – has had a concerted propaganda war going for the whole of Trumps tenure and the world now believes what has continually been rinsed and repeated by media quoting each other making it all sound legitimate. Smart tactic, employed on an apathetic conservative public. Nothing surer than if the far right goes to physical resistance, that same media will tell the world it is about Trump trying to be supreme ruler, rather than a defense of democracy. The ground work has been done by woke propaganda.

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      PeterS

      Well said. It has gone a littler further than already whereby many so called conservatives or right leaning people as well as much of the general populace have been convinced that Trump must go. Nice trick by the various forces of evil, starting with the architects of the school curriculum at schools. It worked like a charm and is till working. Now the next trick is to keep as many people misdirected so they accept whatever draconian regime change is required to take away whatever freedoms we have left. A catastrophic financial crash that would make the GFC look like a picnic combined with a much more serious pandemic would do nicely.

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        Simon

        Biden has already prefaced that in remarks from ‘The office of the President Elect”, another clever propaganda tool. Claim legitimacy by inventing a grand name and get a sign with it on to stand in front of to create gravitas. He’s said the worst is yet to come with covid, prefacing greater powers and lockdown controls to take away the right to lawful assembly. He could make Andrews look like a lightweight, as their agenda is well advanced with BLMAntifa working on sidelining police and molding them to the new agenda. There’s at least a grain of truth in every conspiracy theory.

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    WXcycles

    They’re moving fast. Byrne warns that in two months time you may be defined as a “Domestic Terrorist” for doubting the result of the 2020 Election. It’s already being discussed.

    Hey why not, in Saudi Arabia a female driving a car gets charged under Saudi domestic terrorism law, as a threat to the Saudi Royal Family, and gets 6 years in prison, before they even sentence her to … 6 years in prison.

    Nice!

    And the gutless (tacitly approving) Saudi public doesn’t do a thing about it. Too busy competing with Iran to see who can be the most fundamentalist, despotic and oppressive to females.

    “The Real Thing!”, says Coca-Cola … Pepsi is an apostate abomination!

    On the upside, the Saudi’s do realize there are only two genders (based on anatomy) and do maintain separate toilets – so there is that.

    Meanwhile, in the ‘free’ West, almost no government did a thing about this demented archaic Saudi inJustice system, after all, the Saudi State Constitution is actually the Koran (no, I’m not kidding, look it up) so we can’t expect anything but crazy fundamentalism from there.

    But they are our like-minded strategic good buddies. Their enemy is our enemy. That’s all that matters.

    And it’s not like Democracy and progressive feminism presents a terrific selling-point to these archaic fundies to consider doing things a bit differently to 8th century norms. So that’s been a total washout, and has let down half of humanity, very, very badly. Hmm … actually, … it’s let down all of humanity, very, very badly.

    Thanks progressive clowns, take a bow (looking at you Jacinda, hopeless champion of wearing a Burka).

    Oh well, maybe next century then?

    At least Germany decided not to sell them more weapons, apparently their female PM and lefty cabinet grasped what a wicked and despotic culture persists within Saudi Arabia’s ruling class and oppressive religious-state system.

    No leadership at all from USA though. US leadership in such basic matters is not even possible within such a corruption undermined culture. And I hear, you can grab them by the p____y, and they let you do it.

    So naturally there was zero interest in ending religious gender-based oppression from that guy.

    Will I shed any tears for Trump going? … absolutely not!

    Will President Kamala Harris be any different at all? … absolutely not!

    This is not just more circling the drain, this is sewer side of the S-bend and still gurgling.

    Literally the only reason the US won’t be selling the Saudi ‘princes’ even larger numbers of advanced weapons is because the Saudi’s are quickly going broke. Their budget is so dire then even after Iran attacked them with cruise missiles and drones, this is what their defense budget is doing.

    https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/saudi-arabia-cuts-defence-spending

    Fortunately, advanced Western ‘morality’ and ‘principles’ were surplus to requirements there. For comparison, can you imagine Australia getting attacked by cruise missiles from an aggressive Asian power, then our defense spending sharply falls? Can’t be maintained at the current level even? That’s how serious the economic and budget situation is in Saudi Arabia now. Iran and Turkey may be done, but so is Saudi Arabia.

    So don’t go expecting electoral reforms or a reduction in political corruption. The CCP/PLA may see corruption as the greatest US weakness and wedge-point, but the Chinese did not insert that corruption, they only sought to harness it. The rot was preexisting.

    What’s more interesting is the human capacity for selective blindness, aided by the falling away of ‘moral’ norms. And the greatest failure of all is the proposal to ‘fix’ the a-morality and corruption using monotheistic fundamentalist Middle Eastern political ‘religion’ again.

    Humans have a really big quandary here, and the election of Trump, then counter-‘election’ of Biden, via obvious political and moral corruption, are just the symptoms. And traditional ‘religions’ are thoroughly unacceptable, and certainly will not be regaining their former social influence and status, in future.

    So that’s out.

    And I can’t think of anything, except what comes from within, to act as a viable ‘moral code’, to light our own path.

    But was it really ever any different? And doesn’t basic freedom require exactly that to exist?

    Personally, I can’t bring myself to vote anymore, and I can’t even listen to politicians any more, there was a time when I could (I could even watch the ABC and enjoy it!), but now it’s quite impossible to engage with either politics or religion, as neither has any credibility left.

    Did this render me ‘Nihilistic’?

    Not at all, I’ve never been a more decent, moral and fair person, since I decided to ignore all other ‘moral’, ethical, political or religious voices.

    China can only be effective in the West if Western people play the game on their political/ideological/moral terms and if we follow failed ‘pet‘ western political ‘leaders’ served up to us as the new Messiah we must get behind. Nope, that’s just not going to work out, IMO, because what’s really important here is not something that can actually be “taken down from within“.

    This can not even be done to someone who’s lighting their own path, either via a century of CCP effort, nor by the endless stream of failed Western ‘political’ and ‘religious’ ‘leaders’ either. But the ideological power structure can certainly collapse, and we won’t need China to interfere for that to occur.

    I’m only interested in supporting what works, and in not supporting what does not work. It takes a lot of wasted time and energy to try to maintain something that will not work.

    Good luck with that … Beijing … Washington … Canberra … etc.

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      PeterS

      Lots of good information. Some of us here already know the West is going to crash and burn regardless of who are the POTUS for the next whatever number of terms. It’s just the current fashion by all concerned to do. Trump however has tried to go against all that but failed because pretty much everyone else including much of his own people don’t like him to upset the boat for a numbe rof reasons, not just for fattening their wallets. Once he’s gone, either his year or later, the globalists on both sides will have a free reign to achieve their aim to perform the Great Reset and become filthy rich beyond anyone’s dreams. The only resistance then will be the American people if they dare take up the challenge to save their own country from such evil people. Time will tell.

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        WXcycles

        Yes, but may some cosmic god help CCP China if US and Western powers decide to go for broke, and change the game and their strategy completely. Yes, the established systems can conceivably crash-n-burn, as they did in the 1930s, and again from 1965 to 1975, within a multi-decade process of renewal. But one thing we can be absolutely sure of is the military power will not go away in the process, quite the reverse it’ll grow much stronger.

        Combine that with a lack of strong moral structure, and I can easily see China getting brutally hammered back into a 19th century existence level. China had actually better get religion and prey the West does not ‘Crash and Burn’ at all.

        Beijing likes to use a Chinese crash-n-burn scenario as the ultimate vision of global horror, in order to dissuade interference with the CCP’s regime and agendas to scare us away from talk of holding them accountable, and acting against them. And it’s worked … until now. But I don’t think the CCP realize what will occur if they become the focus of all Western rage and desire for revenge, at that point.

        The outcome is far from being a slam dunk for Chinese ambition, and I seriously doubt they will succeed, even if we are seen to ‘fail’ in a process of reorganization. There is way too much pride, history and cultural inertia in the West to ever give up and leave the field of play. No, China’s in the fight of its life, they just haven’t been engaged as a serious power challenger yet. This article’s viewpoint is just part of the rapid-fire changes in perception and awareness, and that can turn on a dime, no matter who holds military and legislative power in Washington during the next 4 years.

        Part of that perception change will be a much greater tolerance of necessary ‘sacrifices’, which leads to the more pointed decisions of “I can trade this body part’s severe damage, to preserve the whole, and will still recover and be stronger than ever.” As soon as that’s the Western political narrative, and the backroom thinking, China’s in deep trouble.

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          el gordo

          I cannot fault your essay, very well written, except that the Galactic Federation is keeping a watchful eye on proceedings and won’t let this experiment go up in smoke.

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    OldOzzie

    Levin: On January 6, we learn whether our Constitution will hold

    And whether congressional Republicans care

    But it should be of great moment and concern to the people of this country and especially to congressional Republicans in both Houses, for if the latter do not at least confront and challenge this lawlessness on January 6, when Congress meets to count the electors, it will be the GOP’s undoing and, simultaneously, the undoing of our presidential electoral system. Ultimately, it will be the people of the United States who love our republic who will be the losers.

    Win, lose, or draw, on January 6, the Republicans must not act as if “the people have spoken” and be cowered into passivity or worse, such as joining the Democrat Party and media hecklers, by insisting that they are part of a lawless party seeking to “reverse the results of the election.” Too many Republicans have already buckled, including the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, Sen. John Thune, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger. No doubt others who are unreliable and cowardly when facing the organized mob will follow. But let us not be judged by those who have intentionally and strategically manipulated our politics and the law to undermine our constitutional order. It is they who must be condemned.

    Specifically, Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the federal Constitution could not be more explicit. It states, in pertinent part

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    OldOzzie

    Scoop: Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intel on Chinese bounties

    Behind the scenes: The intelligence was included in the president’s briefing on Dec. 17, and Trump was verbally briefed on the matter by National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, officials said.

    Administration officials across multiple agencies are currently working to corroborate the initial intelligence reports.
    Axios was not able to visually inspect any reports detailing the intelligence. A summary was described by phone by the officials.

    Why it matters: If this intelligence were to be confirmed, it would represent a dramatic strategic shift for China, and sharply escalate tensions between China and the U.S. If the intelligence does not prove accurate, it raises questions about the motivations of the sources behind it as well as the decision to declassify it.

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    Hanrahan

    The only surprising thing about this is that many will be surprised.

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    Karabar

    Last May8, a mysterious Russian revealed that the Plandemic woudl arrive in stages. He thought Phase 2 might be September. He was wrong.
    https://summit.news/2020/12/29/who-bigger-pandemic-than-covid-is-coming/

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    William Astley

    Something is up. And it is a big surprise for Trump.

    Look for a change in Trump mannerism and tone when he speaks Jan 6th.

    Story todate: Trump has no political way out. His plan was to rally with supporters in Washington for Jan. 6th. There is no political possibility however of congress overturning the electoral college.

    Trump was taking very much earned holiday and enjoying his only sport, golfing at his own resort in Florida where he had planned his annual New Year party for his closest friends and press.

    When he suddenly left for Washington Dec. 30th.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/30/politics/trump-returning-to-washington-early/index.html

    “Trump is now slated to leave Palm Beach before his annual New Year’s Eve party, even though guests had already gathered at his south Florida club and were told Trump would be in attendance, according to three people familiar with the matter.

    The President typically relishes appearing on the red carpet in front of the press and his friends, but is skipping the event altogether this year in what will be an unusual move.”

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    OldOzzie

    Special Report-Nuns arrested as Beijing turns up heat on Church in Hong Kong

    The mission keeps such a low profile that it isn’t listed in the Roman Catholic Church’s formal directory of every priest and property in the city. The two monsignors who staff the outpost have no formal standing with Beijing or the Hong Kong government, and they don’t conduct official work, not even meeting Hong Kong officials. The tenuous foothold is a sign of the delicate position in China of the world’s largest Christian denomination, many of whose members in Hong Kong staunchly support the city’s democracy movement.

    And now the mission – and the Church as a whole in Hong Kong – is coming under mounting pressure as Beijing moves to extinguish opposition voices in the city under a new national security law.

    In May, two Chinese nuns who work at the mission were arrested by mainland authorities during a visit home to Hebei province, according to three Catholic clerics with knowledge of the matter. The nuns, in their 40s, were detained for three weeks before being released into house arrest without being charged. They are forbidden to leave the mainland, according to one of the clerics. Meanwhile, Western diplomats say, Chinese security agents have stepped up surveillance of the mission in recent months.

    The pressure on the Catholic Church is building as Beijing advances a broader effort to stamp out independent political forces in Hong Kong. That push began early this year, after months of sometimes violent mass protests. It intensified on June 30, when China imposed the new national security law that makes anything Beijing regards as subversion, secession, terrorism or colluding with foreign forces punishable by up to life in prison.

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    OldOzzie

    Georgia Star News – 14 Professors Busted for China Connections in 2020

    14 Professors Busted for China Connections in 2020
    December 30, 2020 Georgia Star News Staff

    by Alex Munguia

    Multiple professors and researchers have been exposed for their alleged ties to China in 2020. Ranging from allegedly lying to federal authorities, to attempting to steal proprietary research and information, the past months have shown several alleged secret Chinese agents working in American higher education.

    1. Chinese national arrested for smuggling Harvard cancer research in a sock
    2. Former Harvard chemistry chair faces more charges stemming from alleged China ties
    3. Researcher lies about grant applications, uses funds to develop medicine for China
    4. UVA researcher arrested after allegedly stealing ‘trade secrets’ for China
    5. Arkansas professor indicted for alleged secret China ties
    6. UCLA researcher arrested amid investigation into alleged China ties
    7. U Kansas professor indicted for working for Communist Party of China
    8. Emory University medical research prof with secret ties to China
    9. University of Tennessee-Knoxville professor indicted over alleged secret ties to China
    10. West Virginia University professor caught shilling for China
    11. Former WVU prof admits to wire and tax fraud following official travel to China
    12. Texas A&M prof, NASA researcher arrested for alleged China ties
    13. Former employee of Texas A&M-connected lab sentenced over ties to China
    14. Western Reserve University professor the latest to be arrested over China ties

    Layton said that universities “fear the public knowing how much influence our foreign adversaries have bought at their institutions” and that adversaries such as China, “have found a soft target in America’s colleges.”

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    OldOzzie

    HARVARD STUDY FINDS US ELECTORAL INTEGRITY TRAILS BANANA REPUBLICS

    By Howell Woltz -December 31, 2020

    The CCP-Democrat Party has put U.S. Election Integrity behind that of Ghana, Barbados, Mauritius, Vanuatu and 20 nations not considered ‘free’ – yet SCOTUS still looks away.

    SCOTUS is a Harvard Alumni Association of cottonheads who see no evil, hear no evil and are mute on Constitutional crimes – if committed against Donald Trump or in favour of the CCP

    In the ultimate dereliction of duty – but closer to malfeasance – the Harvard alumni gang in black robes claims the man cheated out of the presidency via proven foreign interference in his own election “does not have standing”.

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    sophocles

    Happy New Year …

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