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  • 2 American bombers spotted near Taiwan as US-China tensions rise - US warplanes fly close to Taiwan, Hong Kong

    06/01/2020 10:00:13 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 6/1/20 | Keoni Everington
    First B-1B bombers sighted near Taiwan since Trump announcement on Hong Kong TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two B-1B bombers and two support tankers were spotted flying from Guam and nearing northeast Taiwan on Sunday (May 31). On Sunday (May 31), Twitter user Golf9, who specializes in airband monitoring, radar spotting, and aircraft spotting, reported that two B-1B Lancers and two Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers had taken off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and flown into the East China Sea near the northeast corner of Taiwan. Taiwanese and Chinese authorities have yet to issue an official response to the patrol....
  • China halts purchases of US soybeans, pork: report

    06/01/2020 9:58:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2020 | Niv Elis
    China has reportedly told state-owned firms to stop buying U.S. soybeans and pork, a move that would break a key provision of the Phase One trade deal between the world's two largest economies. Reuters reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources, that the order from Beijing also applies to corn and cotton. According to the newswire, China is retaliating against President Trump for announcing he would strip Hong Kong of its special status.
  • House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

    05/16/2020 12:06:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The House of Representatives on Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved by that body in history, that Democrats hailed as the unprecedented response needed to deal with the pandemic and its economic fallout. The record-breaking bill narrowly passed by a 208-199 vote. Fourteen Democrats defied their party and voted "no," while one Republican, Rep. Pete King of New York, broke with the GOP and voted “yes.” “I’m thrilled," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the bill's passage. "I'm so proud of my members. They just did something so monumental for the American...
  • Biden’s Virtual Campaign Is a Disaster

    05/15/2020 11:59:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15 2020 | Andrew Ferguson
    They say that if you live long enough, you’ll get to experience nearly everything, and so it has been for Joe Biden, who has lived to see history’s first Zoom presidential campaign. Unfortunately for him, it’s his. Nobody looks good on Zoom—or FaceTime or Skype or any of the other online simulacra of human interaction that the lockdown has forced upon us. It diminishes all the distractions and intangibles that give life texture and zest, that make life seem rather pleasanter than it is. Did anyone fully understand just how unfunny late-night talk-show hosts are—take your pick; I pick Stephen...
  • House coronavirus aid bill would pay off student loans

    05/12/2020 5:39:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2020 | Susan Ferrechio
    The $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Democrats introduced Tuesday calls for the Treasury to make payments of up to $10,000 per student loan. The proposal, which Democrats plan to vote on Friday, calls for Treasury to make student loan payments until September 2021. Any unused portion of the $10,000 would be applied to the outstanding loan balance if it’s not reached by the 2021 deadline. Senate Democrats earlier this year proposed the cancellation of student loan payments during the coronavirus pandemic in addition to wiping out at least $10,000 in student loan debt.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Smithfield over pork plant safety issues

    05/06/2020 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/06/20 | Justin Wise
    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a worker advocacy group's lawsuit alleging that Smithfield Foods Inc. failed to sufficiently protect employees at a pork processing plant in Missouri amid the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Greg Kays ruled that Smithfield was already taking many of the health precautions that the Rural Community Workers Alliance had called for in its lawsuit, Reuters reported. The precautions include screening production-line workers for symptoms of the virus and installing barriers in facilities to help keep employees apart. Kay also said it wasn't within the court's purview to oversee working conditions. He noted that under...
  • The Latest: Tyson Foods to reopen pork plant in Iowa

    05/06/2020 12:31:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    AP News ^ | 5/06/20
    WATERLOO, Iowa - Tyson Foods will begin limited operation Thursday of its huge pork processing plant in Waterloo, more than two weeks after closing the facility because of a coronavirus outbreak among workers, the company announced Tuesday. Tyson said workers have been invited to tour the plant Wednesday to see enhanced safety measures and social distancing procedures that have been implemented. The plant has been closed since April 22, and the Iowa Department of Public Health reports 444 workers have tested positive for the virus. The plant is Arkansas-based Tyson’s largest pork processing operation, with the ability to process 19,500...
  • How China is buying up America's food supply

    05/05/2020 6:55:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | Ziva Dahl
    A Sioux Falls meatpacking plant was forced to close when it became the epicenter of COVID-19 in South Dakota. Three weeks after executives from its Chinese owner, WH Group, visited the plant, a month after President Trump’s ban on travel from China, nearly 600 of Smithfield Foods’ 3700 employees tested positive for the virus, as have 135 additional people in close contact with employees. Smithfield Foods was started in 1936 by a family in Virginia. Today, the Chinese own Armour and the famous Smithfield hams, together with the most quintessential American brand of all -- Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, with...
  • House clears $484B small-business and healthcare package

    04/23/2020 3:21:37 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | today | Susan Ferrechio
    The House cleared a new small-business and healthcare spending package on Thursday that will provide $484 billion in funding that responds to the impact of the coronavirus. The measure now heads to President Trump, who is expected to sign it into law immediately. ... House Democrats, who are in the majority, said the measure will be followed by a much larger and more costly economic aid package along the lines of the $2.2 trillion measure Congress passed a month ago.
  • Pork Shortages To Strike America In Two Weeks

    04/23/2020 5:04:06 AM PDT · by blam · 165 replies
    red lion trader ^ | 4-23-2020
    We have some troubling news developing deep inside America’s food supply chain network, suggesting rapid food inflation could be dead ahead. In the last several weeks, six major US meatpacking facilities have shuttered operations because of the coronavirus outbreak. That means 15% of America’s hog-slaughtering capacity has been shifted offline, and there is an additional risk that beef and poultry capacity could be reduced in the weeks ahead, reported Bloomberg. With every virus-related plant closure, farmers have been denied access to meatpacking facilities/slaughterhouses, resulting in herd overcapacity and suggests euthanizing hogs could be next. Dennis Smith, a senior account executive...
  • Pork Plant at Center of South Dakota’s Virus Outbreak Had Visit From CCP-Tied Owners

    04/17/2020 8:05:07 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 49 replies
    AMAC ^ | April 16, 2020
    A Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was visited by representatives from its Chinese Communist Party-tied parent company one month before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed at the facility, according to three employees. After the first illness was confirmed at the plant on March 26, the facility quickly became the epicenter of the state’s outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem wrote in an April 11 letter that 238 plant employees had contracted the virus, accounting for 38 percent of the state’s confirmed...
  • Smithfield closes South Dakota pork plant due to coronavirus

    04/12/2020 12:21:45 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 4/12/20
    Virginia-based Smithfield Foods announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux Falls until further notice after hundreds of employees tested positive for the coronavirus — a step the head of the company warned could hurt the nation’s meat supply. The announcement came a day after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken wrote to Smithfield and urged the company to suspend operations for 14 days so that its workers could self-isolate and the plant could be disinfected. The plant, which employs about 3,700 people in the state’s largest city, has become a...
  • Bankrupting America

    04/08/2020 4:55:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2020 | John Stossel
    Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history: more than $2 trillion. For once, both Republicans and Democrats agreed. The Senate voted 96-0. The House didn't even bother with a formal vote. At the White House, a reporter asked the president, pointing out that the bill includes $25 million for the Kennedy Center, "Shouldn't that money be going to masks?" "The Kennedy Center has suffered greatly because nobody can go there," Trump responded. "They do need some funding. And look -- that was a Democrat request. That was not my request. But you got...
  • Trump names White House lawyer to be watchdog over coronavirus bailout money

    04/04/2020 3:28:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 3/3/2020 | john Solomon
    Brian Anderson will make sure taxpayer money is spent correctly during the pandemic and recovery. President Trump on Friday named a White House lawyer to be the chief watchdog to oversee the spending of $2 trillion in coronavirus stimulus money. Brian D. Miller, a special assistant to the president and a senior associate White House counsel, will serve as Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery inside the Treasury Department. Miller served as the Senate-confirmed Inspector General for the General Services Administration for nearly a decade, where he led more than 300 auditors, special agents, attorneys, and support staff in conducting...
  • LEAKED AUDIO: Kennedy Center President Deployed Lobbyist to Secure $25 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus, But Not a Cent for Workers

    03/31/2020 7:56:34 AM PDT · by bitt · 48 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/30/2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The Gateway Pundit has received audio of a video conference call between Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter, members of their human resources department, and 200 of their employees. The audio was first obtained by Jack Posobiec of One America News. As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts infamously received a controversial $25 million from Democrats in the coronavirus relief package — and just hours later they told their performers and employees that they will not be getting paychecks. During the leaked conference call, which took place on March 26, Rutter repeatedly makes...
  • Pelosi: Trump Needs to Quit 'Fiddling' and Take Decisive Actions to Prevent the Spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus

    03/29/2020 9:51:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that she believes President Donald Trump has done very little to help with preventing the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. In fact, she believes he's "fiddling" with making important decisions. "President Trump is considering relaxing federal guidelines for the coronavirus for some of the lesser infected parts of the country. Do you think he should?" Tapper asked. Pelosi referenced the number of people – roughly 2,000 – who have died as a result of the virus. "This is such a very, very sad time for us so we should be...
  • Stimulus Pork

    03/26/2020 3:17:42 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 24 replies
    Dumb Dems of California (Facebook group) ^ | 3-26-20 | Dumb Dems of CA
    Total absurdity of a "Virus Bill" listed: Here's a review of what's in this stimulus package.. Courtesy of Dave Wukawitz ✅Here’s what’s in the stimulus deal. $100,000,000 to NASA, because, who knows why. $20,000,000,000 to the USPS, because why the hell not $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts / because why not $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities/ because no one even knew that was a thing $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn't enough $435,000,000 for mental health support / thats a lot of suicide hotlines $30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education...
  • CA Dem Candidate Deletes Tweet Criticizing Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill

    03/26/2020 6:37:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MARCH 25, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    Ammar Campa-Najjar deletes tweet saying voters in his district were 'enraged' by Pelosi bill The Democratic nominee in California's 50th Congressional District deleted a tweet criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) coronavirus stimulus bill. Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running to fill the seat vacated by former Republican congressman Duncan Hunter, attacked Pelosi's plan in a now-deleted Tuesday tweet, saying voters in his district were "enraged" by the proposal and its inclusion of "unimportant items." "From the House bill: $35 million to the JFK Center. Can someone explain why this is a priority right now?" Campa-Najjar said. "I'm getting emails...
  • Good News: Relief Bill Saves Kennedy Center For Performing Arts From COVID-19

    03/25/2020 10:43:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    Rachel Bovard ^ | 3/26/2020
  • Millions for Kennedy Center, arts included in Senate coronavirus stimulus package

    03/25/2020 10:51:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25,2020 | By Tyler Olson
    The Senate stimulus compromise package aimed at helping Americans cope with the economic woes caused by the coronavirus crisis includes millions for the arts. The inclusion in the Senate bill follows an outcry from conservatives over a host of provisions in the House Democrats' coronavirus proposal earlier this week, which critics said addressed liberal priorities rather than the coronavirus pandemic. The appropriations text, released Wednesday along with the draft bill itself, includes $25 million in funding for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. That is down from the $35 million that was included in...