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  • LGC Global in Detroit Awarded $51.9M Contract to Build Portion of U.S.-Mexico Border Wall (Del Rio & Eagle Pass, Texas)

    06/05/2020 12:27:34 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    D Business ^ | June 5, 2020 | R.J. King
    LGC Global Corp., a multi-faceted, minority-owned contracting company in Detroit, has been awarded a $51.9-million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a four-mile section of the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The work will begin in the next two weeks and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The federal government is working with several contractors to build the border wall from south of San Diego to the eastern shoreline of Texas, near Brownsville, at the Gulf of Mexico. The LGC Global project consists of building the 30-foot-tall wall...
  • China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

    06/05/2020 9:27:04 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 6 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 6-4-2020 | AP
    Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus "immediately," and said its work and commitment to transparency were "very impressive, and beyond words." But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found. Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing...
  • UK to offer path to citizenship for 3M Hong Kong residents if China imposes new security law

    06/05/2020 8:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/05/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is offering Hong Kong residents a pathway to citizenship in the United Kingdom should China proceed with implementing a national security law that would effectively control the city-state's government. China's proposed national security law prohibits sedition, secession, and subversion against Beijing in Hong Kong, and was approved last week by the Chinese parliament, which moved to impose it on the island city-state without the approval of the Hong Kong legislature, through a rarely-used legal backdoor. The law also empowers Chinese national security entities "to fulfill relevant duties to safeguard national security in accordance with the...
  • SHAMEFUL ABUSE Soldiers heckled as they silently clean war memorial daubed with graffiti during London Black Lives Matter protest

    06/05/2020 7:24:40 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    The Sun (London, UK) ^ | June 5 | Dan Keane
    THIS is the moment a group of soldiers were heckled as they cleaned a war memorial daubed with graffiti during a Black Lives Matter march. A clip posted on social media last night shows the eight young troopers scrubbing red marks off the Grade II listed Earl Haig Memorial in Whitehall, Central London.
  • Stunning explosion of cheers from Iran and China dissidents over booting of Obama holdovers at Voice of America

    06/05/2020 7:10:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2020 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump was happy as heck at the news that Michael Pack, his choice for new director at the Voice of America, finally got confirmed by the Senate. It came as a sort of miracle, given the dirty, protracted battle from deep state's Obama holdovers to keep him out. It was so underhanded it involved a last-ditch Kavanaugh-style bid to smear Pack as corrupt if for nothing else to delay his Senate confirmation to eternity. It was deep state at its worst and it failed. Now, what's probably the last solid Obama bastion of deep-state government has toppled. Congratulations to Michael Pack! Nobody has any...
  • Chinese at the Gates

    06/05/2020 6:57:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jun 5, 2020 | Michael Ledeen
    Washington is awash with rumors of millions of Hong Kong residents moving to America. The Chinese are at our gates, eagerly rewriting the laws against civic disobedience within Hong Kong. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is supporting the people of Hong Kong who support democracy: U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on June 1 that the United States is worried that if Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam cancels the elections or postpones them “that there would be violence or something like that, which is just unfounded.” “The Hong Kongers have held successful elections for years and years, so we...
  • Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect

    06/05/2020 6:08:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 June 2020 | Staff
    A 43-year-old German man who travelled around Portugal in a camper van is now the focus of Scotland Yard's investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann 13 years ago. Police believe the man, now in jail for a sex crime, was in the area where the girl, then aged three, was last seen. Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann thanked the police, adding: "All we have ever wanted is to find her." Police are appealing for information about two vehicles owned by the man. The day after Madeleine vanished, the suspect transferred a Jaguar car to someone else's name. Madeleine...
  • UK Government plans dual-tariff system for US chicken imports

    06/05/2020 3:47:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Farmer's Weekly ^ | 4 june 2020 | Philipp case
    Boris Johnsons government is ready to allow imports of US foods produced to lower welfare standards under a strict tariff regime to protect British farmers, according to reports. Ministers are said to be considering allowing foods such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef on to UK supermarket shelves with a new so-called dual-tariff regime. Under the system, products that do not comply with high UK animal welfare standards would be subject to high import tariffs. The government source told the Daily Telegraph that the upper band of duty would remove any economic advantage foreign producers would gain by producing food...
  • SIG Sauer to shutter German weapons factory

    06/04/2020 10:02:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.04.2020 | ipj/rt (dpa, KNA)
    SIG Sauer, long the target of disarmament campaigners in Germany, announced Thursday it intended by years end to close its factory at Eckernfrde near Kiel, capital of Germanys northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. It blamed locational handicaps hindering its diverse pistol and sports guns sales, claiming a few other local producers were preferred in government purchases for Germanys police forces and Bundeswehr military. Public broadcaster NDR quoted manager Tim Castagne as saying the workers council at the Eckernfrde site, established in 1951, had been briefed about some 125 job losses as well plans to fulfil purchase orders. Due to its international...
  • (President) Trump Expected To Visit Border Fence Near Yuma Next Week

    06/04/2020 9:08:38 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    KAWC (Arizona Western College) ^ | Jun 4, 2020 | VICTOR CALDERN
    President Donald Trump is expected to visit the border fence near Yuma next week. The Washington Post reports Trump is expected to attend a ceremony in the Yuma Sector on an as yet unannounced day to mark the completion of the barriers 200th mile. That is according to officials who were not authorized to describe the plans.
  • Lancet Formally Retracts Fake Hydroxychloroquine Study Used By Media To Attack Trump

    06/04/2020 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 4, 2020 | Trustan Justice
    The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal that published a 96,000-subject study indicting the efficacy of the politically controversial hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 has retracted its findings that the malaria medication led to an increased risk of death.
  • Former CIA officer explodes on Secy Esper: 'Get the hell out of the Pentagon' (Tucker Carlson-video)

    06/04/2020 8:18:58 PM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    FoxNews via YouTube ^ | June 4, 2020
    Democrat and Former CIA Officer Bryan Dean Wright says if Secretary of Defense Mark Esper doesn't see what's going on he should leave. #FoxNews #Tucker
  • Taking Australia back: PM announces tough new measures to stop foreigners buying our land and assets - and China will be FURIOUS

    06/04/2020 6:04:34 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 5th June 2020 | Charlie Coe
    Foreign investment laws in Australia will be completely overhauled as part of tough new rules to protect the country's national security. The federal government's zero-dollar approval threshold will mean all foreign bids for companies from large telecommunication businesses to small defence providers will be vetted by the Foreign Investment Review Board. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will also have the power to force a sale or impose conditions on foreign acquisition of Australian assets even after a purchase is made. Previously the treasury could only block foreign purchases of Australian assets which exceeded a takeover threshold of $1.2billion. The new laws follow...
  • Romney Extols Stunning And Powerful Mattis Response After Trump Broadside

    06/04/2020 4:40:57 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2020 | Phillip Nieto
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney praised former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis for his stunning and powerful critique of President Donald Trumps response to protests over the death of George Floyd. General Mattis letter was stunning and powerful. Romney told reporters outside a GOP luncheon on Thursday. General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. Hes an American patriot. Hes an individual whose judgment I respect, and I think the world of him. If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with, it would be with General Mattis. What a wonderful, wonderful man. Mattis, who...
  • Russia declares state of emergency after massive oil spill in the Arctic Circle

    06/04/2020 4:26:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 June 2020 | Holly Ellyatt
    President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in a region within the Arctic Circle in far northern Russia. The move comes after 20,000 tons of oil leaked into a river from a power plant. The plant is operated by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, a leading palladium and nickel producer. Discussing how news of the spill emerged in the televised meeting, Putin was reportedly shocked to discover that local authorities had only learned of the incident from social media two days after it happened, and he admonished the regions governor Alexander Uss, Reuters reported.
  • On The Anniversary Of Tiananmen Square, Beijings Bashing Of The US Is Nothing But Hypocrisy

    06/04/2020 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 4, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    When it comes to human rights and race relations, Beijing has no moral authority to criticize and condemn the United States. The Chinese Communist Party has ramped up its criticism of human rights issues in the U.S., as protests and riots spread across America, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. However, given Beijing’s own record of human rights violations and its inhumane treatment of Chinese minorities, especially on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Beijing’s criticism is nothing but hypocrisy.No one can dispute Beijing’s delight in seeing scores of American cities go up in flames....
  • Indigenous woman killed by Edmundston, (NB Canada) police during wellness check (Trudeau rails against US racism, forgets about Canada's)

    06/04/2020 2:44:31 PM PDT · by jerod · 24 replies
    CBC news ^ | Jun 04, 2020 | Shane Magee
    A 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia was fatally shot by a police officer she allegedly threatened during a wellness check in a northwestern New Brunswick city early Thursday. Family of Chantel Moore say she had recently moved east from British Columbia to live closer to her mother and daughter. Her death came at a time of heightened attention on police actions and practices in the United States and Canada following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Edmundston Police Force says an officer went to a downtown apartment building prompted by a call around 2:30 a.m. Atlantic to...
  • China marks Tiananmen anniversary with crackdown, ban on Hong Kong vigil

    06/04/2020 2:02:57 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2020 | AP
    BEIJING China tightened controls over dissidents while pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and elsewhere sought ways to mark the 31st anniversary Thursday of the crushing of the pro-democracy movement centered on Beijings Tiananmen Square. That came after authorities in Hong Kong took the extraordinary move of canceling an annual candlelight vigil in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's Victoria Park for the first time in 30 years. Authorities cited the need for social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite the recent reopening of schools,,,
  • Autistic Palestinians killing draws Floyd parallel, outcry [barf alert]

    06/04/2020 10:28:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | June 4, 2020 | Josef Federman
    Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. But his favorite activity was walking to school, where he volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals for his fellow special-needs students. Early on Saturday, the 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalems Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken for an attacker. He was just a few meters (yards) from his beloved Elwyn El Quds school. The shooting has drawn comparisons...
  • Swarms of Millions of Locusts Devastate Crops in India Amid Pandemic-Created Economic Crisis

    06/04/2020 9:09:46 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 6/2/20 | Melissa Godin
    India has been hit by the worst locust storm the country has experienced in nearly 30 years, as the nation grapples with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has overrun hospitals. Swarms of millions of desert locusts that stretch up to 4 miles long crossed into the Western state of Rajasthan from Pakistan at the beginning of May and have since entered Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believes that the current locust crisis was caused by the strong winds that followed the Cyclone Amphan that hit India and Bangladesh on May 20. The...