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Encore of Revival: America, October 19, 2020

TV numbers and ratings tricks are all the Left has left. While one October surprise after another surfaces, they mostly favor Republicans. The Left’s work is in ratings. It seems to some that Liberals double and triple-up on media devices to give artificial boost to Biden ratings. And, it doesn’t seem out of character for Liberals, but the question is: Why?

The Leftist mind believes that people believe what they believe for a combination of two reasons: 1. because people were told to believe a thing and 2. because other people believe a thing. It’s almost as if Liberals see themselves as a permanent majority by voluntary opinion—an opinion they chose to adopt because everyone else is doing it. That also explains why Liberals believe Trump stole the election—they believe they are the assumed and permanent majority, so any opposition must therefore be very small and even more so rare. If TV numbers favor Trump, they must lie to create false TV numbers to accurately reflect the truth—because the truth needs their help—everyone needs their help.

By presenting falsely-inflated ratings in favor of Biden, Far Left voters believe they are making Conservatives feel like “the minority they always were and always will be”, which the Far Left thinks of as an insult, even though the Left campaigns on the platform of defending minorities. Think about it, if Conservatives really were the minority the Left thinks they are, wouldn’t the party that defends minority rights want to stand up for them?

If Liberals scorn Conservatives for being a supposed minority, what does that say about what Liberals think about all the “minorities” they claim to try to help?

Then again, maybe the Leftist mind isn’t thinking at all; it’s just failing and doesn’t know what to do other than keep pretending.

Russianewsgategate

After Trump criticism, Pompeo says he will release Clinton emails // CNN

US attorney tapped by Barr to review process of ‘unmasking’ resigns from DOJ // Fox News

Trump

Pompeo defends Trump push to release Hillary Clinton emails weeks before election // ABC News America

Top general did not give his consent to be used in Trump political ad // Politico

Justice Department sues Melania Trump tell-all book author // CNBC

White House physician says Trump no longer considered transmission risk // CNBC

Bob Dole claims no Republicans on debate commission support Trump // The Hill

Election

‘Shy Trump voter’ explained
Your Host Breaks Down Early Voting Numbers and Tightening Polls // Rush

My Theory on Biden’s Town Hall Ratings Win // Rush

On the defensive
Biden lashes out at CBS reporter when asked about NY Post report: ‘I have no response, another smear campaign’ // Fox News

REAL October surprise:
Hunter Biden email story: Computer repair store owner describes handing over laptop to FBI // Fox News

Glenn Beck VIDEO: Election Hijacking // Facebook

Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris // YouTube @ C-SPAN

Biden says voters don’t deserve to know his stance on packing Supreme Court // Fox News

South Carolina Senate debate scrapped after Harrison calls for Graham to get COVID-19 test // The Hill

U.S.-China relations will ‘reset’ if Biden wins election: Max Baucus // CNBC

Analysis: Hits and misses from the vice presidential debate // CNN

Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden for president: ‘The change we need most’ // Yahoo News

Biden receives a nationally televised, hourlong infomercial // Politico

Opinion: Kamala Harris faces unique challenges in the VP debate // CNN

Rudy Giuliani’s cough kept interrupting him while he tried to attack Biden on Fox News // Yahoo News

US election: Joe Biden unlikely to give Boris Johnson ‘warm, welcoming embrace’ says former ambassador // Independent

New Senate map shows Republicans are increasingly vulnerable // NBC News

Law

Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing: Live updates // CNN

Photos: Inside Amy Coney Barrett’s White House reception // CNN

White House

2 more White House residence staff tested positive for the coronavirus // NBC News

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for coronavirus // CNBC

Stephen Miller: Top White House aide tests positive for Covid-19 // CNN

Rank & Defense

US Marine Corps assistant commandant tests positive for Covid-19 // CNN

Top military leaders quarantining after Coast Guard admiral tests positive // CBS News

All but one of military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after admiral tests positive // NBC News

Washington as Usual

State & Local

FBI busts militia ‘plot’ to abduct Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer // BBC News

Condescending, no ‘thank you’ for FBI who discovered it
Gov. Whitmer issues scathing rebuke to Trump // CNN

FBI uncovers plot to kidnap Michigan governor: Live updates // CNN

Democrats

Democrats unveil bill creating panel to gauge president’s ‘capacity’ // The Hill

Republicans

Stretch: It was worse in his first election
Republicans are finally ready to diss Don // Politico

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

Senate committee investigating Hunter Biden hard drive, email // NY Post

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby // Space.com

House antitrust committee: Facebook ‘monopoly’ buys, kills competitors // CNBC

Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the House’s antitrust report // TechCrunch

Education & Placement

The battle over what US children learn about American history // BBC News

Science, Weather & Health

Trump announces CVS, Walgreens free coronavirus vaccines deal to help seniors // Fox Business

Chris Christie remains hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Jersey // NY Post

You’re Kidding

Flashback to Darwin Awards
Taiwan’s China Airlines encounters man flying with jet pack in Los Angeles skies // Taiwan News

Europe

Sweden to increase military spending by 40% as tension with Russia grows // Guardian

NATO Focus

Russian space corporation unveils planned ‘Amur’ rocket—and it looks familiar // Ars Technica

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Encore of Revival: America, October 5, 2020

People need to see their leader. It’s a national security issue. Is the one in charge alive and well? Rumors about Kim Jong-Un’s health often send tremors of doubt through and around North Korea. We don’t want the same doubt in America. Doctor’s, however, have a narrower and more specific perspective.

Presidents get sick. This is something that happens to almost every president sooner or later. Not if, but when it happens, gossip columns circle questions about transitions of power, mostly to capitalize on curiosity from the country.

President Trump’s diagnosis with the pneumoniavirus will lionize him in the minds of the electorate. Now, he is more involved and affected by the virus and is no longer an outsider. He is the victim of China and champion of the people. That’s the political script playing out. It can’t hurt him in the election, only boost his numbers—because of how he responds.

He learns. He stays strong. He takes precautions. He hates the unpopular masks. He defies doctors’ orders—something most Americans love doing. He quarantines himself—something most Americans identify with. He keeps working—because we’re all depending on him. Without this response, he would have hurt his own numbers. He chose to respond with “involved strength”. Everything is okay if we make it okay, and that’s what the president did.

As for the Senate, they found their excuse to step up the suspense and delay of confirming Amy Coney Barrett. Isn’t that a politically miraculous coincidence!

Equally coincidental are China and Biden. Neither can say bad things about a man who is sick in the hospital. That’d be like punching a man with glasses. China has to roll back its aggression in the South and East seas or else be seen as an even greater aggressor by the rest of the West.

It’s funny how things always seem to work out. None of this was planned, not in the least. It was all a miraculous, convenient coincidence. Nothing more.

Russianewsgategate

Mueller prosecutor: If GOP retains House, ‘we need criminal lawyers’ because they are ‘bats— crazy’ // Business Insider

Trump

The worst they can come up with
Trump in Walter Reed Photo-Op Appears to Sign Blank Paper to Show He’s Well and ‘Relentless’ // Newsweek

Hit piece
Walter Reed Covid doctor slams Trump for ‘risking lives for political theater’ as everyone in drive-by ‘must quarantine’ // The Sun

‘Little surprise’
Trump leaves hospital to visit supporters outside gate // RTÉ

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirms Trump’s condition deteriorated on Friday // Fox News

Inside Walter Reed where Trump will be treated for coronavirus in a secure ‘Presidential Suite’ // Daily Mail

Inside Walter Reed’s ‘Presidential Suite’ where Trump is staying // NY Post

Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital // AP

Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus // NY Times

October surprises already here
Six key findings from the New York Times’ Trump taxes bombshell | US news | The Guardian // Guardian

Election

Lindsey Graham’s Democratic Opponent Jaime Harrison Takes Him to Task From Behind a Plexiglass Shield // Daily Beast

The ‘Yiwu Index’: How a Chinese city could predict the result of the US Presidential election // YouTube @ South China Morning Post

Biden’s negative Trump ads are already deactivated on Facebook. Looks like anything mentioning Trump at all are inactive… // Twitter @oneunderscore__

First presidential debate 2020
Full Debate: President Trump and Joe Biden // YouTube @ Wall Street Journal

Now *iss tests before debates
Biden camp clapback: Trump’s best debate case ‘made in urine’ // Politico

Law

Judge rules Barr violated law in selecting law enforcement panel members // CNN

Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: Inside the White House’s plan to deploy ‘knife fighters’ to defend nominee // Fox News

Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court // Financial Times

Will four Republican senators break with their party on RBG’s Supreme Court seat? // Politico

Senate GOP set to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court pick before election // The Hill

Congress

Ron Johnson: Senate GOP’s third positive Covid-19 case threatens quick Barrett confirmation // CNN

White House

Journalists who work at the White House are testing positive for Covid-19 // CNN

Rank & Defense

New high-speed Army satellites accelerate attacks on enemy tanks // Fox News

Radical Extremism & Terrorism

Inside ISIS’ new capital as terrorists carry out beheadings and take sex slaves // Daily Star

Science, Weather & Health

Chris Christie tests positive. Former governor checks himself into hospital as a precaution // CNN

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Encore of Revival: America, September 28, 2020

It took one week, but we finally have a SCOTUS nominee—the long time nominee apparent, Amy Coney Barrett. The Senate will begin confirmation hearings after waiting another two weeks. Then, hope to vote another two weeks after that on October 26. That will leave the perfect amount of time for Republican voters to get nervous, Democratic voters to worry themselves out, and a few days for all voters to learn that Senate Republicans did what Republican voters wanted. Yes, the Senate dragged its feet and showed its power by delaying power. SCOTUS will be full with 5-3 Conservative justices just before the election, rather than just after. If the Senate was in a hurry, McConnell would crawl over broken glass to begin hearings immediately.

This opens up a myriad of suspicions. If the election is challenged, the court will have six Republican-appointed “original intent” -minded justices, including the notorious swing vote, Chief Justice John Roberts. All six justices vote according to process and intent, usually with Republicans, but not always.

The three remaining Liberal judges, all of them appointed by Democratic presidents, always vote against Republicans and in favor of Democratic-Liberal ideals, regardless of “original intent”. They believe this is honest and ethical. But, they won’t be deciding any election disputes, the six rule-stickler justices will.

A Left-leaning professor this week observed that Trump acts much tougher than he actually is—and that Democratic voters should stop going for his bait. They might not be able to not go for the bait. But, knowing that the election won’t change the Supreme Court balance this time around, plus considering how boring Biden is, Democratic voters might not have the energy to show up to vote, not even with the October surprise about Trump’s taxes, which won’t change anyone’s mind anyway.

Russianewsgategate

Feds air FBI agent’s gripes about Flynn probe // Politico

Trump

October surprises already here
Six key findings from the New York Times’ Trump taxes bombshell | US news | The Guardian // Guardian

Harvard professor: Trump is not a dictator … he only plays one on TV // CNN

Talk about milking…
The FBI director just totally shut down Donald Trump’s vote-fraud conspiracy // CNN

America’s Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump // Wired

Latest rouse…
Pro-Trump group pays teens to post online // Houston Chronicle

Election

Joe Biden is repeating the same mistakes that cost Hillary Clinton the election // Guardian

Kamala Harris names Tupac ‘best rapper alive’ // NY Post

And this proves he will win?
Biden shows the qualities Trump lacks at CNN town hall // CNN

Law

Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court // Financial Times

Will four Republican senators break with their party on RBG’s Supreme Court seat? // Politico

Senate GOP set to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court pick before election // The Hill

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump selects the conservative justice to the Supreme Court // CNN

Supreme Court favorite Amy Barrett thinks politics have no business in the courtroom. Critics aren’t convinced. // Yahoo News

Flashback to 1992…
How Biden killed John Roberts’s nomination in 1992 // WA Post

1992: Sen. Biden says President Bush should not name nominee until after election (C-SPAN) // YouTube @ C-SPAN

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick // Detroit News

Alaska Senator Murkowski said Friday she would not vote for a justice ahead of Inauguration Day // Alaska Public Media

A court fight for the ages // Axios

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Republicans vow to vote on Trump pick // BBC News

Ginsburg dead at 87!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court justice // BBC News

Rank & Defense

Space Force says it will fly on a used Falcon 9 rocket for the first time // Ars Technica

Federal System

William Perry Pendley: Federal judge removes acting Bureau of Land Management director after finding he has served unlawfully for 424 days // CNN

Republicans

Romney says Biden probe ‘not legitimate role of government’ // Yahoo News

Peace & War

End the Nobel Peace Prize — if Trump doesn’t win it // The Hill

Activism, Unrest & Protests


Atlanta activist spent $200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI // Fox News

SCOTUS battle prompts threats, calls for arson: ‘Burn Congress down’ // Fox News

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Andrew Neil to leave the BBC ‘with heavy heart’ // BBC News

Judge rules Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is not a credible source of news. // Slate

This is what headlines have come to?
Opinion | Tucker Carlson gives up // WA Post

Natural Disaster

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattles Southern California, but no major damage reported // Yahoo News

Major fire threatens historic observatory near LA // Yahoo News

Mid East

Iran chides US as world refuses to reimpose sanctions // Aljazeera

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Encore of Revival: America, September 14, 2020

Get ready for more. All history points to Trump’s re-election, including the usual Leftist press who predict the defeat of every Republican incumbent who wins anyway.

Half of the American voters’ minds are already made up.

Trump supporters don’t want to surrender to the utter despotism demanded by the rising kamikaze movement from the uttermost Left. In the past, whenever voters finally saw evidence a Republican candidate was only 99% perfect or less, they voted Democrat. Not anymore!

Anti-Trumpists from the rising kamikaze movement from the uttermost Left have their minds half made up. They won’t accept Trump no matter the evidence, no matter the results, no matter the jobs brought back from China, no matter the Chinese invasion repelled by Trump’s administration. But, they haven’t made up their minds that their boring “Hidin’ Biden” candidate won’t win by holding conventions over Skype or the like. They don’t know when they are losing, possibly because they lack sense of “self”. After Trump wins in November, expect the uttermost Left to demonstrate something akin to “narcissistic rage”.

Things aren’t cooling off anytime soon.

While the uttermost Left destroys themselves in order to destroy everything—or perhaps the other other way around—those not from the uttermost Left finally see the insanity for what it is. Many in the center-Left have concerns about a rising police state. Republicans have let down their guards because they happen to be getting things their way this time around. Republicans might be here to save the day, but they won’t save tomorrow. A new political movement must rise to save our future. With people waking up to what the utter Left demands, now we only need to wake up to what the utter Right has ignored. Then we’ll be through.

Russianewsgategate

Top Senate Republicans pressing for investigation on Mueller team phones being ‘wiped’ // CNN

Election

Exclusive: Data shows that half of 2019 donations to ActBlue came from untraceable ‘unemployed’ donors // Fox News

Susan Sarandon receives backlash after voicing support against Joe Biden vote // Fox News

‘Biden is favored to win the election’
2020 Election Forecast // FiveThirtyEight

Law

The Supreme Court could deal a severe blow to abortion rights this week // Vox

Activism, Unrest & Protests

The Left Secretly Preps for MAGA Violence After Election Day // Daily Beast

Radical Extremism & Terrorism

LA deputies shot: 2 police officers ‘fighting for their lives’ after Compton ambush shooting; Manhunt underway for suspect // ABC7 Los Angeles

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

War is ‘last resort’, US Army chief says following Donald Trump’s comments // SCMP

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

The drop in oil prices is ominous // Forexlive

Science, Weather & Health

Hurricane warnings in effect for parts of Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Sally gathers strength // Accuweather

‘Fire tornado’ hit Huntington Lake in California Creek Fire // Fresno Bee

Scientist Who Denies Climate Change Hired At NOAA By Trump Administration // NPR

It’s time to start watching Mars // EarthSky

Mid East

Egypt: Two missing ancient cities tipped for discovery as scans bring major breakthrough // Express

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Encore of Revival: America, September 7, 2020

This week, we remember events 19 years ago, while everyone else was running out of collapsing buildings, police and firefighters were running in, never to return. They were exemplary. America needs exemplary again.

Less than two months before America’s election, rouse after rouse makes headlines. Trump had a medical emergency at Walter Reed, until he didn’t, reported by the same press that followed in his motorcade and knew better. Trump is ending Social Security, except that he’s not. Trump is destroying democracy—by doing all the things everyone already knows he’s doing—things which Democrat voters always hate and Republican voters always cheer. It might be less frivolous to say that Republicans are destroying democracy, but that wouldn’t fit the narrative of having so many “October surprises” in early September.

As for the rouse about fallen soldiers being “losers”, Trump gave further credence to an old Pacific Daily Times Editorial theory, that John Kelly was the mole all along. Look back to articles in 2018 on September 10, November 19, and December 10. Pacific Daily Times, we’ve got your tomorrows.

Remember, when Trump announced in 2015, he was already elected in 2016 and already re-elected in 2020.

Mail-in voting would be a great idea if it didn’t have so many opportunities for fraud. Anytime the Left tries to fix something, they do such a terrible job that Republican voters throw a fuss and do it how Republicans could have done, but chose not to do, it in the first place. This time is no exception.

Mail-in voting will wreak of fraud for one reason: The Left didn’t make it fraud-proof when they made it. Republican voters see the danger and will use all their powers to prevent election fraud, catching the frauds in the process. It’s not a good year to be dishonest.

Trump

‘It could have been a John Kelly’: Trump… // Independent

Trump Holds Campaign Rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania // YouTube @ Bloomberg QuickTake News

The danger is now clear: Trump is destroying democracy in broad daylight // Guardian

A big ‘IF’…
Social Security could come to a screeching halt (Opinion) // CNN

Latest rouse:
New report deepens mystery around Trump’s sudden and suspicious visit to Walter Reed hospital // Yahoo News

Election

‘52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance’
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll // Rasmussen

Flashback 7/27:
‘We have polls that show me leading in almost every swing state,’ Trump says // MarketWatch

Flashback 7/22:
Don’t let poll numbers fool you. Trump could still win reelection. // WA Post

State & Local

Recall Efforts Against Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and City Councilwoman Lisa Sanchez Suspended // KTVB7 Boise

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Portland protests mark 100 straight days; police dodge fire bombs // WA Times

Protesters take to the streets of Louisville on Kentucky Derby Day // Lexington Herald Leader

Wasn’t Seattle all about the people?
Seattle mayor asks state Supreme Court to halt recall effort against her // Fox News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid // Vox

Science, Weather & Health

Case for ‘star water’
The Earth is making the moon rust // CNN

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Encore of Revival: America, August 10, 2020

The pneumoniavirus is scheduled to finish by the end of October—at least that’s what it would seem like from international news. India, Mexico, Great Britain, even the US—October’s end and the pneumoniavirus’s end coincide with a great number of predictions, plans, lockdown spans, and, don’t forget, America’s election season.

Did Trump really lose a donor? Reports that he did come only from people commenting on his side of a single phone call. Remember, no one makes the amount of money under discussion by being offended. We must choose to either be offended or be rich; this donor’s choice was obvious.

There’s no way in money’s green Earth a man who has given so much and made so much more would change his strategy of our political future and security based on a misunderstanding in a single phone call. But, the voters such a rouse is meant to target haven’t learned that. The political establishment class seeks to keep poor people poor by playing on common misconceptions about the wealthy, rather than trying to educate the masses on the easy and simple principles of success. If you want to win, never let yourself get offended. No one is ever as offended as the bull about to die in the ring of a bullfight.

Beirut—there’s too much suspicion. The proximity of the grain storehouses, the fact that half of the shock wave went safely out to sea, why an undelivered shipment wasn’t removed to save the expense of wasted warehousing on prime real estate, and an aloof political class to easily blame—conspiracy theories can’t not fly. It’s not about evidence of conspiracy, but rather circumstances that sing in unison. This tragedy will provide valuable telemetry to indifferent researchers in the context of escalating global tension. What will cities look like when bombs go off? Thanks to this “accident” in Beirut, we now know. Motives and alibis are everywhere.

The yeah-boo is that Lebanese are accustomed to living in a war-ravaged country. They will shine through this smelly tragedy better than most in the West would—with sorrow, perseverance, and well-earned grudges. The West will watch, help, and hopefully learn. Maybe some of us will learn to shine from the Lebanese people.

Trump

Trump would reportedly ‘show off’ the capabilities of weapons systems he was briefed on to impress billionaires // Yahoo News

Trump ‘antagonizes’ one of his biggest donors in ‘heated’ call // Independent

Election

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss VP job, sources say // CNN

Trump’s campaign knocks on a million doors a week. Biden’s knocks on zero. // Politico

51%
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll // Rasmussen

Rank & Defense

US Military Gets 1st Black Service Chief as Gen. ‘CQ’ Brown Takes Charge of Air Force // Yahoo News

US in the UN

France, Germany quit WHO reform talks over US involvement: Reuters // Business Insider

Foreigners & International Relations

‘Most sophisticated tunnel in US history’ discovered between Mexico and Arizona // Guardian

Science, Weather & Health

COVID-19 pandemic unlikely to end before October in India: IIT-Kharagpur study // Down To Earth (India)

Mexico’s coronavirus outbreak could end by October // El Universal

Opinion | The Coronavirus Could Be Controlled by October With the Right Steps // NY Times

Coronavirus: Expert claims, Corona to finish from September-October, vaccine will come until new yr // Pledge Times

“There’s no inconsistency, Congressman.”
Rep. Jim Jordan asks Dr. Fauci if nationwide protests helped spread the coronavirus // YouTube @ PBS NewsHour

Mid East

Lebanon information minister quits in first cabinet resignation since blast // Guardian

Ammonium nitrate that exploded in Beirut bought for mining, Mozambican firm says // CNN

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images // BBC News

Explained: What happened in deadly Beirut explosion // YouTube @ Sky News

Beirut explosion: UN warns of Lebanon humanitarian crisis // BBC News

In pictures: Beirut rocked by huge explosion // CNN

 

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Encore of Revival: America, August 3, 2020

The montages and excerpts won’t sway a single vote. Congressman Jordan’s six minute video mainly shows footage of just a few groups mobbing police with limited looting. This doesn’t contradict the narrative on the Left that activists don’t primarily loot, but strongly oppose police in particular. Both Right and Left voters think the video justifies their own position. Not one opinion changed.

People are generally fed up with police having an elitist attitude. Trump supporters don’t think Trump needs to act for police to get what they beg for, the mobs on the Left are doing a good enough job. There won’t be any changed votes over police and protests.

Experts and analysts are starting to predict a possible Trump victory because Trump identifies with the main backbone of swing States. In other words, some people think the energizing incumbent who kept campaign promises might win against a boring opponent. The technical polling research term for that is, “Dah!”

The interesting factor in all this analysis is that Trump supporters don’t seem swayed at all by the media. Rich Thau finds that his Obama-Trump focus groups mainly watch local news. And, that explains everything.

The media can’t take away what the media did not give. Sentiment for Trump never came from any single speech or opinion. It came from results. People were tired of jobs moving overseas while the so-called spirit of free trade served as little more than an excuse to fatten China into the otherwise unnecessary threat we have today. Now, people are glad jobs are back and someone is actually telling China to behave. People were tired of a Washington culture that talks nice and polite while steamrolling the obvious will of the electorate. People hated bad results before and liked the good results in the last three and a half years. It was the results, not opinion-slanted news from any side, that shaped pro-Trump opinion.

The concept that reporting doesn’t decide public opinion is a concept that the reporting establishment can’t grasp. All the polls that falsely predict every Republican incumbent’s magical defeat can’t change people who don’t even watch, no matter how much those polls think they can.

Election

Three question marks at the end:
With Universal Mail-In Voting …, 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history… Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? // Twitter @realDonaldTrump

The voters who are still backing Trump (opinion) // CNN

Pompeo Reacts to Trump’s Proposal to Delay November Election // US News

This made headlines…
What if Trump loses but refuses to leave office? Here’s the worst-case scenario // Guardian

Former Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner compares voting for Biden to eating ‘bowl of sh–‘ // Fox News

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Rep. Jim Jordan Plays 6-Minute Video Montage of Violent Protest at House Judiciary Hearing // YouTube @ Breitbart News

‘These are his people’: inside the elite border patrol unit Trump sent to Portland // Guardian

Judge temporarily bars federal officers from using force, threats, dispersal orders against journalists, legal observers // The Oregonian

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

CNN’s Stelter accused of breaching network’s confidentiality agreement with Sandmann: ‘May cost him his job’ // Fox News

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

US Supreme Court denies Nevada church’s appeal of virus rule // AP

Covid-19 and the First Amendment: A running report (July 27) // MTSU

Science, Weather & Health

Donald Trump claims Anthony Fauci ‘wrong’ about cause of Covid-19 surge // Guardian

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving toward Earth // CNN

 

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Encore of Revival: America, July 27, 2020

It takes two to fight. There are two Americas and half of each are choosing to fight.

As early as 2015, more than a few Obama supporters claimed that Trump spoke as did Hitler. He did not, neither in 2015 nor through 2019. But now, Trump does speak so—with the gentle, understanding, compassionate appeal to sense and patience before the bold and courageous grab. That was Hitler and FDR. And, that doesn’t prove anything. Perhaps we should say Hitler spoke as Trump, or both as FDR, because this way of speaking is necessary in troubled times, whether a leader be bad or good. Just because Hitler did a good thing to look good does not mean the good thing is not good.

But, if there were any alarm, it is ignored because of the fake alarms set off by loud radicals on the far Left, possibly about half.

Those radicals do not consider consequence. “Solving” a problem the wrong way will only make the problem worse, then deter others from attempting to solve that problem in the future. They don’t know. Ignoring laws to get a kind of so-called lawless “justice” will only breed more injustices. They don’t notice. Voting ourselves money from the taxpayer treasury bankrupts government, and government bankruptcy always leads to tyranny. They forget. Congressman Louie Gohmert cites history and notes that banning all overt racist monuments and institutions would mean banning the Democratic Party itself. They were never told. A false alarm will cause people to ignore real alarms. They never cared. If there ever were a time for alarm, it is now every bit as much as abuse has drowned out the alarms.

Qualified immunity of the police has been abused and must be reformed—it will be, there is no question of whether, only how. Either it will be abandoned, reformed, or riots will excuse martial law. But, police will not enjoy the protections they abused—and so-called “good” police will not enjoy the protections they  allowed other police to abuse. Even the good cops let the corruption linger and fester. Change in police is inevitable, one way or another. The preferred solution to our police problem is the State-trained militia, but that requires people to think on their own.

Still, many defend police qualified immunity. If federal, state, and county governments were to increase accountability for police to qualify for immunity, there would be fewer riots and most police wouldn’t want to quit their jobs. But, if there is no qualified immunity reform through the legislative process, we will go down the road of riots and martial law.

As bad as martial law is, and as much as Trump made the final decision, no one supported martial law as much as those who justified it by creating the need—lawless, policeless idealists on the Left, possibly about half. As much as dissent against police threatens the peace, no one supported anti-police movements as much as good police who didn’t rise up to confront corruption among their coworkers. Each side of America’s divide creates excuses for the other. It seems like conspiracy, but we can’t be sure yet.

We will know whether there is a Trump conspiracy by whether Trump loses the general election. If he does, he can dispute it, thus enraging the lawless on the far Left to rationalize even more martial law. A simple, straight election victory would not be so inflammatory and would indicate Trump has no takeover conspiracy. Having kept campaign promises and being the incumbent, Trump must win; it is historical gravity. If he lost, it would have been on purpose.

No one helped Trump get elected as much as Obama. No one helped Obama get elected much as Bush Jr.—and Bush Jr., Clinton—and Clinton, Bush Sr. On it goes as America divides and fights with itself. Both sides are responsible, fars on Right and Left—those who don’t think for themselves, possibly about half each. Some are learning to think, whether Left or Right; they are not the problem, possibly about half each.

Election

Donald Trump ‘up to 13 points behind in battleground states’ // Daily Mail

Law

Flashback…
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Announces She Is Cancer-Free: What to Know // Healthline

Justice Ginsburg reveals she suffered recurrence of cancer // Politico

Congress

GOP’s Gohmert introduces resolution that would ban the Democratic Party // YouTube @ The Hill

Washington as Usual

Federal System

Trump-appointed USPS Postmaster General plans to slow mail delivery // Fortune

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Portland protests: All you need to know about Trump’s crackdown // BBC News

Seattle protest: Police and anti-racism demonstrators clash at march // BBC News

Police and protesters clash in downtown Seattle on Saturday // YouTube @ KING 5

‘Good Shepherd’ Jesus Statue Decapitated Inside Florida Church // Breitbart

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules // Politico

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Washington Post settles Nicholas Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy // Fox News

Foreigners & International Relations

Trump signs order targeting undocumented immigrants in the US census // CNN

Security & Public Safety

Do Americans Get That Trump is Instituting Martial Law? // Eudaimonia & Co

Trump sends ‘surge’ of feds to Chicago and other US cities // YouTube @ DW News

Trump Announces ‘Surge’ of Hundreds of Federal Agents Being Sent to Chicago // NBC Chicago

Trump administration to be investigated over use of force against protesters in Portland // Independent

Europe

EU calls on US to lift tariffs ‘immediately’ in Airbus dispute // Aljazeera

EU threatens escalation in tariff fight over Boeing and Airbus subsidies // BBC News

 

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Encore of Revival: America, July 20, 2020

America is facing a crisis. Powerful forces with big money pull the strings. Had they pulled the strings differently, the world might not be in the situation it is in. Look at the Gates Foundation funding of the World Health Organization. What kind of sway was squandered in that influence?

While an epidemic that seemed to be passing resurges, Democratic voters turn to government guidelines while Republican voters turn to the Republican party. People are distracted with solving the current crisis, in a strong struggle over how.

Meanwhile in Washington, Senator Biden toys with the idea of removing the Senate rule allowing the filibuster—that would require only 51 Senate votes for most laws to pass instead of 60. With Americans—from both sides of the political schism—turning to government to solve today’s problems, a powerful Senate could become the most dangerous tool in the world.

As for Trump’s re-election, we see a massive push from Left-leaning media to paint the election as a Republican failure. Their arguments are based on what is right and reasonable from a Left wing view. But, whether correct or a matter of opinion, elections aren’t determined by what is right or wrong or reasonable; elections are determined by the popular vote. Right now, right or wrong, reported or ignored, Trump supporters are the majority.

We can’t trust surveys to say otherwise because those surveys always forecast Republican failure around this time in every election year. No Republican victory was ever reported as anything other than a surprise by the media, not even Fox News in 2016. So, if a Republican victory looks like it would be a surprise, historically speaking, that only makes it all the more likely.

Biden’s campaign is based on encouragement through difficult times and incompetence of the current president. His ads are long. Without difficult times or incompetence of the incumbent, Biden has no message. His appeals are akin to Jimmy Carter’s in the election he lost.

Trump’s campaign is built on his own competence, campaign promises he kept through laws, orders, and appointments, and resolve to continue pushing. His ads are short and sometimes censored on the internet.

The difference in the two campaigns, by itself, is enough to determine the outcome. As for the Democratic view that Trump was incompetent with the pneumoniavirus outbreak, Trump supporters blame Democratic politicians, Bill Gates, and China. They fear as much as Democratic voters, and they have their reason to keep their Republican vote unchanged. The epidemic doesn’t change votes, it only increases how adamant voters are on not changing their votes.

Unlike Republican voters, Democrat voters know the issues to address, but they don’t know how things happen in the world. So, the inevitable Trump victory in November will surprise them. Then, they will go into rage and possible riots. The Senate could grab for power as could China.

In tough times, people awaken. These are tough times. We will get through them. But, it won’t be smooth sailing.

Election

Even Donald Trump knows he is in deep, deep trouble in the 2020 race // CNN

Congress

Joe Biden signals possible support for ending filibuster that could completely change how US laws are made // Independent

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says // Fox News

Spin control… truth 10%, not 98% …so the Tweet was false?
Florida’s recent record day for COVID-19 might not have been quite that high // wtsp.com

Pandemic

Target, CVS join Walmart in requiring face masks at all U.S. stores // WA Post

A Simple Step to Help Keep You Safe: Walmart and Sam’s Club Require Shoppers to Wear Face Coverings // corporate.walmart.com

 

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Encore of Revival: America, July 6, 2020

Happy Independence! Americans celebrated their declaration almost 250 years ago on Saturday. The country has coexisted with unseen freedoms in many ways and unheard deafness to its own oppression in others. It serves as a reminder that we live in a Republic only as long as we keep it. It’s not the job of presidents nor judges nor legislators to preserve our freedoms for us.

Chief Justice Roberts made a decision that baffled some, but not those who remember his deciding vote on Obamacare. Arguably, having voted to keep Obamacare on the books was the bail of hay that broke the camel’s back and elected Trump. Now, this election mover has stirred the electorate once again toward a choice that will move us closer to the inevitable reversal of Roe v. Wade.

As we approach “election solstice”, the Left puts out every argument it can drum up to oppose Trump. It seems overdone for a group that claims to believe they will win November. And, they ignore deeper matters that move Trump votes.

Much more is at stake other than abortion. China is taking over with a force to eclipse Japan’s expansion in the 1940s. No one was willing to not capitulate to China except Trump. If he were not re-elected, we might have no discussion on civil rights because the Chinese would be killing everyone in America who is not Han.

But then, America’s military is spread too thin and neither Republican nor Democratic president has worked to reduce our expanding global presence, none except Trump. There’s also the matter of manufacturing and closing the border to China over a virus when Democrats wanted to keep it open.

While our nation is in no position to decide an election on the social issues when basic needs are at stake, we are thankfully forced to address our neglected past. Intolerance over the atrocities of racism won’t shift the election because those lines have already been drawn. By not being distracted with yet another failed political solution to racial healing, we the People will actually have to deal with the wounds of racism ourselves. Maybe something will finally get done.

Trump

Here comes the push…
Rough polling stretch has GOP operatives asking: Could Trump drop out? // Fox News

Election

Theory:
Trump has a plan to stay in the White House if he loses election, former senator says // Independent

Law

Supreme Court: John Roberts sides with liberals to block controversial Louisiana abortion law // CNN

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Justice Department’s efforts to restart federal executions // CBS News

Congress

Speculation unfettered, that’s a big IF
McConnell warns Democrats about changing Senate rules to kill the filibuster // Yahoo News

Federal System

Justice Department considering replacing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr ally // CNN

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Trump news live: Latest 2020 election updates as US posts record daily coronavirus rise // Independent

Armed St. Louis homeowner speaks out: ‘When I saw that mob … I thought that we would be overrun in a second’ // Fox News

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

From the Magazine: ‘It Is Time for Reparations’ // NY Times

Science, Weather & Health

Trump news live: Latest 2020 election updates as president baselessly claims coronavirus will disappear // Independent

NATO Focus

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of Qasem Soleimani // CNBC

 

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Encore of Revival: America, June 29, 2020

And then, the TV numbers came in.

Trump’s low-turnout rally in Tulsa melted down the media. 8 million viewers on Fox News eclipsed some 2 million on rival networks CNN and MSNBC. It was the highest-rated Saturday night for Fox News ever and, with advertisers, it was the most valued. Numbers don’t lie.

This supposed “White power” retirement rally in Florida is a rouse. The man’s words were sarcastic, as a provocative, comical comeback against some venomous parade trolls. At the pro-Trump golf cart procession, the anti-Trump crowd hawked and jeered. One lady jumped in front of an oncoming golf cart to force a collision, then demanded to see “the officer”, who never showed, until her own peers pulled her back and let the man pass. He stuck out his tongue at her. What evil!

Adding to last week’s list of reasons Trump will be reelected—mainly that he has neither defied campaign promises nor shown gross incompetence nor negligence—the opponent is boring. Joe Biden stirs the suspense of a sloth, much like Romney and McCain, whose lack of anything tellable successfully reelected Obama.

More than that, the anti-Trumpists seem histrionic. They don’t show the overly-dramatized performance of a group that is not losing. There’s more to proving a lack of minority support than someone convincingly saying, “Where are the minorities!?” But, anti-Trumpists don’t think so. If, indeed, minorities didn’t support Trump, those emphatic, emotional, convincing performances wouldn’t be necessary. Over-done theater from the Left isn’t the strongest cause for a Trump re-election, but it is the most convincing evidence this week.

Trump

‘highest-rated Saturday night in the network’s history’
8 Million Viewers Watch Fox News Coverage Of Trump’s Tulsa Rally // Forbes

Anti-Trump vs Trumpists, ‘White power’ sarcasm, VIDEO:
Donald Trump Approves Rally with Supporter Screaming ‘White Power’ // TMZ

Analysis: Trump campaign scrambles to boost reelection bid // SF Gate

Election

CBS poll:
Only 5% of Americans in Survey Say Things Are Going Very Well // MSN News

Trump says 2020 presidential election will be ‘rigged by foreign countries’ as he slumps further in polls // Independent

Federal System

Trump signs executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues // Fox News

Trump says he signed executive order to protect monuments // CNN

Science, Weather & Health

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona // AP

 

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Encore of Revival: America, June 22, 2020

The Left is desperate and the Right is getting even moreso. With Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote with Liberal justices, kicking back Trump’s move against DACA, Trumpists will lean in more than ever to fill upcoming Clinton-appointed vacancies with Conservatives.

Why would a million people reserve seats for a rally, then not show? Tump’s Tulsa rally seemed small, but there was more going on. Democrat-voting “influencers” are reported to have mocked the event—an act of desperation. How did they know? One doesn’t need to chide a president who is losing on his own. The social media platform TikTok was also reported involved—another act of desperation, and they are owned by the Chinese.

Surprisingly low turnouts are rare for Trump events. Mischief from the Left is suspect, squatter reservations and virus lock down policies among them. Low-turnout Tulsa won’t be overlooked in the Trump chronicles. And, it will rouse Republican voters while setting Democratic voters at ease to think the election is stacked in Biden’s favor.

While state and city police deal with protests, Trump steps back to allow local governments to work, yet he introduced some of the most sweeping police reform policy ever. Congress also is pushing for police reform.

As the looming election casts its normal shadow of question and concern, we are finally forced to deal with old problems which never should have been, just as much as no one found a way to escape them, let alone end them—until now.

Trump

President Trump holds rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid coronavirus spread concerns // YouTube @ Yahoo Finance

TikTok users troll the Trump campaign over Tulsa rally // CNN

Face a Black reporter, Lincoln: The interview with Harris Faulkner
Exclusive: Trump answers tough questions on state of US law enforcement // YouTube @ Fox News

Trump administration sues Bolton over book dispute // CNN

‘We’re thinking landslide’: Beyond D.C., GOP officials see Trump on glide path to reelection // Politico

Election

US election 2020: A ‘panic button’ moment for Senate Republicans // CNN

Law

DACA ‘unlawful’ despite Supreme Court ruling, acting Homeland Security chief says // Politico

DACA, LGBTQ decisions leave some conservatives with Supreme Court buyers’ remorse // Fox News

State & Local

Green cops protect predators
How DNR caught Michigan’s worst suspected wolf poacher // Detroit News

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Violent George Floyd protests at CNN Center unfold live on TV // YouTube @ CNN

Death & Taxes

Push the tax filing deadline to Oct. 15 // WA Examiner

Foreigners & International Relations

Roberts: lacks ‘a reasoned explanation for its action’
Supreme Court Upholds DACA, Ruling Against Trump Administration // NPR

Security & Public Safety

Full Text Of Senate Republicans’ Justice Act On Policing // NPR

Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform at the White House // YouTube @ Bloomberg QuickTake News

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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 8, 2020

If The Chinese think poll numbers looking low or that the unrest in America means the Xi doctrine has a widening path on the road ahead, they should think again. But, being Confucian Communist, that’s hard.

Trump actually may be ahead of where he was when he ran against Hillary. And, if the one president who could stand up to China were really on the outs, the last thing America’s government would want is for the news media to report on it. It’s a rouse. America and Trump are far better positioned to take on China than anti-society new media would have us think.

Mayor Han of Kaohsiung in Taiwan just faced a recall election and he got spanked. In a vote of 939k to 25k, the China hopeful from the grand old KMT-Nationalist Party faced a humiliation that the rest of the party might never overcome. The Kaohsiung city council speaker reportedly jumped to his death. Mayor Han had challenged Taiwan’s president in the general election and lost, now his own constituency dumped him. It wasn’t just a reprisal on him or his party; it was a reprisal against China. He ran on a platform of reuniting with China. These days, China is unpopular because of decisions within China’s power to change.

Hong Kong is another hot spot for bad press. While Hong Kong could never stop China alone, Hong Kongers have been a platform on which China showed the world how China does things. And, the world isn’t having it.

We’re past the point of common sense and diplomatic shuffles. Nothing China even could do ever would change anyone’s opinion. The world already has its mind made up.

Great Pacific

Overreach bolsters tech demand
Protests In Hong Kong And Minneapolis Show The Need For Privacy And Bitcoin // Forbes

Trade & Tech

The case to extradite Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou from Canada to the United States can continue, judge rules // CNN

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban // BBC News

China

US to impose restrictions on more Chinese media outlets // Taiwan News

Chinese Government Buildings in Africa Used as a Way to Spy // christianitydaily.com

Government Buildings in Africa Are a Likely Vector for Chinese Spying // Heritage Foundation

Bill that could delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges to see ‘swift passage’ in House, analyst says // MarketWatch

All about the whole thing…
The US is Getting SERIOUS About China // YouTube @ China Uncensored

China asks state firms to halt purchases of U.S. soybeans, pork, sources say // CNBC

Smear piece: American YouTuber inside China spreading CCP anti-democracy sentiment
China propagandist Nathan Rich’s criminal record revealed // Taiwan News

Is Beijing preparing to decouple from the US? // SCMP

Taiwan

Defeat! 939k : 25k
Kaohsiung voters recall Han Kuo-yu // Taipei Times

Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu removed as mayor of Kaohsiung after heavy defeat in recall election // SCMP

Crackdown and pushing out spies:
Taiwan offering up to NT$20,000 reward for info on foreigners who overstay visas // Taiwan News

Taiwan remains sanguine despite Beijing sabre-rattling // Financial Times

Taiwan recall vote stirs acrimony, brings new problems for KMT // Yahoo News

Hong Kong

Pro China sentiment
Never bet against China // SCMP

Tiananmen vigil as it happened: thousands of Hongkongers defy ban to mark anniversary of June 4 crackdown // SCMP

Hong Kong leader calls out ‘double standards’ on national security, points to U.S. // Yahoo News

Hong Kong Police Block Tiananmen Square Vigil, Citing Coronavirus // NPR

Podcast episode: Basic Law recap & history
Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems? // Guardian

Hong Kong facing ‘Tiananmen Square’ moment – as plea is made for UN intervention // Express

Security Law Sends Hong Kong Residents Dashing for the Exit // Bloomberg

 

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Encore of Revival: America, June 8, 2020

As if shutting down for a virus weren’t enough, the police just had to keep up old, bad, dirty habits. Few people question the reasoning behind vandalizing buildings when needed change hasn’t happened. Floyd was killed in a Democratic district. Los Angeles and New York are Democratic districts. Republican and Democratic voters are equally irked; both believe not changing their vote this November is the way to make the needed change, except that Minneapolis seems bound to get a different mayor, which doesn’t leave many party options. Through the partisan divide, other shady things have happened.

Reports of vandals being from out of town smell like rent-a-mob mischief. A construction site just happened to have an unattended pile of bricks, which just happened to be used to destroy the building across the street? Protests must be heard, just as fake protests must be investigated to find out whatever truth tells. At the end of it all, we are likely to find mischief both real and fake.

Dirty cops should be blamed for buildings destroyed. Dirty cops should be blamed for giving rent-a-mobs an excuse. And, dirty cops must be shut down, people are fed up and have been for a long time.

The country will carry on. Peaceful and fair people who look after their neighbors will shine during these times. Those who harbor blame and rage won’t be able to contain it, they won’t even be able to function. The election will most likely continue on schedule. Rioting will only make it harder for Democratic districts to vote and injustice will only make it harder for Democrats to win re-election. We all face a choice.

Trump

Twitter accuses President Trump of making ‘false claims’ // BBC News

Gen. Mattis says he’s ‘angry and appalled’ at Trump’s response to protests // Yahoo News

Washington as Usual

State & Local

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Violates Her Own Social Distancing Order during Civil Rights March // Yahoo News

Activism, Unrest & Protests

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in Richmond’s Monroe Park // Richmond Times-Dispatch

America convulses amid a week of protests, but can it change? // Laredo Morning Times

Protesters pour into DC for city’s largest demonstration yet // AP

Security & Public Safety

National Guard in Washington D.C. are told NOT to carry guns or ammunition // Daily Mail

Minneapolis Mayor Greg Frey Booed Out of BLM Protest // Mediaite

From 2016: Police shoot pinned man in chest! // Instagram

Is this a joke?
American policing in a nutshell. Black folk flag LAPD down for help! // Instagram

So-called “conservative media” breaking down, “police state” news narrative exposed for what it is
‘Criminal mobs’: US conservatives and Fox News hosts weigh in on George Floyd protests // Independent

Balme game viz Posse Comitatus
Insurrection Act: Can Trump legally deploy US troops to US cities? // CNN

Amash from Michigan
U.S. lawmaker prepares bill aiming to end court protection for police // Yahoo News

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker // Fox News

Antifa: Trump says group will be designated ‘terrorist organisation’ // BBC News

Science, Weather & Health

Coronavirus: CDC is worried Americans aren’t following its advice as U.S. cases continue to rise // CNBC

NATO Focus

Donald Trump orders 9,500 US troops to leave Germany // Guardian

 

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