February 28th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1135

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  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” MAGA Prayers ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA*—

    Trump rally Today! in North Charleston, SC at 7pm Et
    Get ready to Par-Tay…….for President Trump and our country

    “Our spirit is still young—the sun is still rising—God’s grace is still shining—and my fellow Americans, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”—-President Donald J. Trump

    🦅 KAG while Making America Greater Again
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…..
    —————– Acquittal Forever!!!!!
    About the Opposition:
    🌟 “Behold, these are the ungodly, Who are always at ease;
    They increase in riches..“ 🌟 — Psalm 73:12
    ——————
    ***Praises:
    ✅ Ukraine is starting to investigate Joe Biden
    ✅ Border chief: Wall neart El Paso, TX, cut illegal crossings 80%
    ✅ The African-American unemployment rate hit an all-time low–African-American poverty has fallen to the lowest rate in history
    ✅ 1.3 million new jobs for Black Americans–Wages for Black Americans increased $2,400

    🙏 Pray:
    — for protection and safe traveling for President Trump & MAGA Team as they go to SC Rally (Dep WH 4:10pm ET–speak 7pm ET ***Arr back in the WH 10:30pm ET)
    — for protection for America (our land and our people) against domestic & foreign enemies
    — Congress NOT be allowed to “hide” the FISA reauthorization within the coronavirus funding bill—👀 America is Watching YOU, Fake Congress 👀
    — Congress NOT be allowed to reauthorize FISA–the criminals must pay for the crimes they committed
    — Ukraine follow thru and investigate Biden’s crimes thoroughly
    — White House gets a ‘Spring Cleaning’ with a Broom on Obama hold-overs in WH
    — for protection/successful primaries for Pro-Trump candidates
    — Pres. Candidate Democlowns to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, bumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof…..
    — protection for White House, AF1 Planes, WHMU & Pres Trump’s properties
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: USSS, Military, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP & LEOs’ Horses/dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for safety for WALLbuilders as they continue to build WALLS
    — for Mexico: blocking cartels/invaders at USA/Mex border & Mex So. border
    — for 24/7 protection for USA from all viruses/diseases
    — for Rush Limbaugh and others battling cancers and other illnesses
    — for protection/healing for all American children/youth and our young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* Oppose Tyranny *🇺🇸*

    🦅 “Together, we are restoring American freedom, defending American justice, preserving the extraordinary vision of our Founding Fathers.”
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —

    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Friday, February 28, 2020 — 👌
    Countdown: 249 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” Win
    ————————–Looking ahead….Feb 23 to Feb 29th
    >>Sat: President Trump speaks at CPAC…and another Dem Primary in SC–

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    • trishinsouthernillinois says:

      Grandma & fellow Treepers, please add me to your prayers.
      I will be having surgery in about 4hrs for a detatched retina.
      Thank you & God bless you all! 💙

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    • noswamp says:

      Grandma C,
      Thanks for the reminder about the rally! I completely forgot!

      Love you posts! And may God bless you!

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    • bethabcd says:

      Thanks for your faithfulness every day, Grandma.

      MUCH to give praise for! See the link below for a GREAT, uplifting and joyous video from yesterday… PDJT and leaders of the Black community in the White House. Diamond and Silk, Terrence, Alveda King, Candace Owens and many more. You’ll cry tears of happiness and joy…I mean it. Check out the beginning where every member introduces themselves. Don’t miss the ending prayer. Enjoy. (Especially if the Left’s attempts to weaponize Coronavirus fears and stock market fears have upset you.)

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      • Trumpstumper says:

        Praise God!
        And thank you, Lord, for this President you have provided for the United States of America.

        I had to bug out at 28min, but will be back to watch the whole thing.
        It was difficult for me to see, because the tears were flowing.

        Thank you, Jesus!, for this powerful table of testimony and witnesses!!!
        My heart is gladdened this morning.

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        • bethabcd says:

          My heart was gladdened too, as you so eloquently put it.

          Great timing after a week of watching the Dems and FakeMedia stoke fears of pandemic and recession. (What? We’re supposed to believe that Bernie would make Coronavirus go away and save us from recession?! What a joke!)

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      • Lea Cay Farr says:

        WOW! WOW! WOW! I only watched the introductions & prayer at the end but what a great & encouraging start to my day! God bless President Donald Trump – the greatest President since Abraham Lincoln!!! Thanks bethabed for posting this.

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        • bethabcd says:

          You saw the best parts..the introduction of every person around that table in the White House, and the prayer at the end. What a great thing happening for minorities in America today! What a President! It’s so obvious that MANY people pray for him daily!

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      • Trump2020 says:

        Thank you for posting this, Beth. You are right. I watched all of it and it was very uplifting. After eight years of Obama tearing us apart, with rioting in the streets and so much violence and negativity between Americans of different races encouraged by his administration this really makes me feel like we are uniting again!! And that is a wonderful feeling to me. Very uplifting!

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Thank you Beth for reminding me. Hubbie saw it early this morning and was so moved (which is not common for him). He was thanking the Lord all day. I haven’t seen it yet…too much going on, but plan to see it tomorrow (Saturday).

        Can you post the video again for Sat prayer post? There may be a different group coming in to read the thread who aren’t aware of it yet after having a busy work week.
        God bless you for posting it.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Prayers sent!

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  3. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***
    (Previous posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/27/february-27th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1134/comment-page-1/#comment-7889212)

    – – – – –
    Thursday night update – 2/27/20

    – Tweet with teaser video at Project 2.
    – Misc. photos and a video from CPAC.

    – – – – –
    ***Praise: 🧱 (Project 1: May/June 2019)… WBTW/Fisher Industries was able to build a half mile wall up the side of a mountain in 11 days (with zero safety incidents), cutting off 19 major drug cartel trails, and closing off one of the worst areas along the border… (Began building over Memorial Day weekend in Sunland Park, NM., just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, TX.)
    ***Praise: 👍 (11/20/19)… DHS Secretary Chad Wolf & CBP Chief gave a huge endorsement to WeBuildTheWall while visiting Project 1. CBP Chief called it a “Game Changer”. It’s the only time CBP or DHS have ever endorsed a wall builder.
    ***Praise: 🧱 (12/2/19)… Fisher Sand & Gravel was awarded a $400M border wall contract to build 31 miles of wall in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Arizona.
    (Fisher receives $268M of this $400M project)(Estimated contract completion date is Dec 30, 2020.) (2 days of posts here & here.)

    ***Praise: (12/4/19)… Brian Kolfage & his family were given the opportunity to visit the White House.
    ***Praise: While the Temporary Restraining Order(s) were in place, Fisher Industries and crews were still able to keep working on some aspects of Project 2 from the Dec. 5th hearing to Dec 12th (after which they were off for the holidays).
    ***Praise: (Jan 3)… Judge Crane lifted/removed section 8b from the TRO so that Fisher was able to continue to shave, grade, or cut the riverbank.
    ***Praise: (Jan 9)… Judge Crane lifted/removed the TROs from both the Federal government’s lawsuit (on behalf of the IBWC) and the North American Butterfly Association’s lawsuit (on behalf of Marianna Trevino-Wright’s National Butterfly Center) against Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.
    ***Praise: 🧱 (Feb 17)… Project 2 is complete. (Not sure if they finished the planting/seeding of the last stretch of the river bank yet though; perhaps they are waiting to finish during the optimal planting window for the area.)

    ***Praise: Fisher has taken the lead on Project 2, covering most of the money for the wall($22M bank loan; total cost is ~$42M). (Haven’t heard any more about other investors with the exception of WBTW as a minor investor. Fisher plans to sell Project 2 back to the government for $14M per mile, or $16.5 million with 10 years of complete upkeep included.)
    ***Praise: 🔍 (Reported on 12/18/19)… Senator Kevin Cramer was able to complete his in-depth review of the USACE’s procurement process and send a letter with his findings and recommendations to President Trump on 12/6/19.
    ***Praise:🇺🇸 (12/22/19)… Brian Kolfage was awarded Patriot of the Year award by Turning Point USA at their Student Action Summit.
    ***Praise: (Reported on 1/22-23/20)… WBTW gained a major construction equipment company as a corporate sponsor & are looking for more. (See prayer below for specifics.)
    ***Praise: (Jan 22)… Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill, HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona, moved out of the Federal Relations committee with 4-3 vote in favor.
    (Feb 6)… The bill passed house on reconsideration with 31-29 party line vote. Next, it goes to the Senate.

    🙏 Prayer for the work crews. 🙏
    Heavenly Father, we pray in Jesus’ name:
    – for safety and good weather for the work crews as they work on Project 3 & 4; that they would be able to continue uninterrupted until completion.
    – for WBTW/Fisher Industries regarding the ongoing lawsuits; that the lawsuits would be dismissed.
    (Feb 5)… Judge Randy Crane granted a 60-day extension to all parties. The three sides will reconvene on April 8.
    – that WBTW would be able to find corporate sponsors for Project 3. (They already have a major construction equipment manufacturer and are looking for a solar LED security lighting manufacturer or supplier next who wants to be involved.)

    – that the DoD IG’s office audit of the $400 million border wall contract which the USACE awarded Fisher Sand & Gravel would show everything is fair and above board; that the swamp in DoD and USACE wouldn’t be able to corrupt the process; & that Fisher would be authorized to proceed with the project as planned.

    – that Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill,HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona would get passed.
    (Jan 22)… Bill passed out of Federal Relations committee with 4-3 vote in favor.
    (Jan 30)… The bill failed on the house floor as one Republican sided with the Democrats.
    (Feb 6)… The bill passed AZ house on reconsideration with 31-29 party line vote. Next, it goes to the Senate.

    – for the bi-national summit with the Mexican IBWC and American politicians that WBTW will be hosting; for open lines of communication/understanding; and that WBTW/Fisher Industries would learn what they need to know to facilitate the sign off and approval of their projects by the Mexican IBWC.

    – for 100% safety/health/guidance/direction for the work crews, security personnel, legal team, CBP, DHS, Army and all involved in Project’s 2, 3, 4, and other projects; and for WBTW/Fisher Industries as they work with private landowners to secure more property to build on
    – that work would go smoothly with continual, innovative improvements in method/process/efficiency and quality of construction; and with transitioning as they scale up capacity(manpower, equipment, etc.) to build larger projects
    – that there would be no outside interference (cartels, IBWC, courts/judges, protesters, swamp, etc.) and that if outside interference takes place that it would only work toward WBTW/Fisher Industries/USA’s benefit (exposing corruption, raising awareness, fundraising, etc.)

    – that Project 2’s wall will prove that WBTW/Fisher Industries can rapidly complete large sections of wall, with a superior build, at the lowest price
    – that this wall would prove that the design is sound and they are able to safely and effectively build it on a large scale in the Rio Grande Valley (Project 2’s “water wall” design is the first border wall that’s ever been built inside the flood plain)
    – that the federal government would provide funding for WBTW/Fisher Industries to build 250+ miles of wall on Private Property in Texas

    – that the Government would purchase all of WBTW/Fisher Industries projects so the funds can be rolled into future projects and Fisher Industries will be able to scale up with additional equipment and manpower as needed.
    (This, in addition to ongoing fundraising from public/investors, will allow WBTW/Fisher Industries to continue to self fund projects, build their reputation/resume, while they continue to pursue other avenues which could lead to government contracts down the road.)

    🌟 “The more that a broken system tells you that you’re wrong, the more certain you must be that you must keep pushing ahead. Because it’s the outsiders who change the world and will make a real and lasting difference. Nothing worth doing ever came easy. Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation.” ~ President Donald J. Trump 🌟

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    • JG3 says:

      Mr. President, want to know how serious CNN is about this virus? When you started your presser, I wanted to see how CNN was covering it, so I clicked over. And, guess what? They were covering the democrat town halls! Told me everything I need to know… they don’t care! With them, it’s politics, all politics!

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Love his humor!

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  13. starfcker says:

    Let’s see here, Mr. President. Your Attorney General is thrilled about Roger Stone’s conviction, and is lobbying Congress to continue FISA in the same manner that did you so wrong. And hasn’t arrested anybody yet for using the power of the federal government to try to destroy you. Hey Johnny Mcentee, I’ve got a name for your list

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  14. lida rose says:

    God Bless and Protect President Donald Trump
    And his Family.
    Dear Lord, let us save our Country.

    Unite, Patriots.

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  15. JohnCasper says:

    Jack Detsch @JackDetsch_ALM

    Graham calling for Pentagon to establish a no-fly zone in Russian-controlled airspace in Idlib likely a difficult sell for the Trump admin. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thurs that US has not had “discussion about reengaging in the civil war”
    https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/authors/jack-detsch.html
    Jack Detsch @JackDetsch_ALM

    Just in: Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham pushing for an aggressive US response in Syria amid reports of 30+ Turkish troops killed in a Russian airstrike in Idlib, calling on POTUS to establish a no-fly zone “to stop the slaughter and get ahead of a humanitarian crisis”
    1:18 PM – Feb 27, 2020

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  16. A2 says:

    There is a reason Dr Birx was brought onboard to the covid-19 task force.
    👇

    Coronavirus far more likely than Sars to bond to human cells due to HIV-like mutation, scientists say
    Research by team from Nankai University shows new virus has mutated gene similar to those found in HIV and Ebola
    Finding may help scientists understand how the infection spreads and where it came from

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3052495/coronavirus-far-more-likely-sars-bond-human-cells-scientists-say

    Indian researchers and Thailand were the first to identify the link. The Indian paper was rushed out before peer review, then withdrawn. Now Nankai researchers have found similar evidence as have French researchers (their HIV research is top in the world next to the US). Published in ‘ Antiviral Research’ on 10 February.

    China starts clinical trials for new antiviral drug to treat coronavirus
    Remdesivir, developed by Gilead Sciences, was last week given to US patient whose condition appeared to improve within a day
    Tests are being carried out at multiple hospitals in Wuhan, ground zero of the outbreak

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3048732/china-starts-clinical-trials-new-antiviral-drug-treat

    Coronavirus: Gilead to widen testing of antiviral drug in Hong Kong, South Korea, other Asian markets
    The accelerated pace and scope of Gilead’s remdesivir clinical studies reflect the pressing need for Covid-19 treatment options

    https://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/3052712/coronavirus-gilead-widen-testing-antiviral-drug-hong-kong

    Gilead is a US company.

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  17. A2 says:

    China and the
    @WHO
    accused Taiwan of overreacting when they blocked arrivals from China. The results?

    Korea: 1,595 #COVID19 cases
    Japan: 894
    Singapore: 93
    Taiwan: 32

    Taiwan’s authorities showed more wisdom than the global public health agency they’ve been unfairly barred from.

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  18. History Teaches says:

    Barr always was, and is swamp. Hardly a clean past.

    He made a few speeches filled with platitudes about the constitution when he was appointed. And once used the word ‘spying.’ Since then? Over a year later?

    The glass may be half empty or half full depending on your degree of optimism.

    But he hardly has been a ‘wingman’ to any degree. Not even a verbal team player for the President. And AGs of the past left no doubt about their loyalty and advocacy to their bosses policies. No one expects him to break laws for partisan reasons, but at least represent justice and the constitution and be objective and enforce them.

    Seems like he has a character flaw and misplaced sense of values if he can’t acknowledge that institutions are corruptible because the people running them intentionally make them so. All he seems to see at most are incompetent bureaucrats, not wilful coup plotters.

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    • A2 says:

      Hmm, may I say, I disagree. Let’s leave it at that.
      We may all have our hair on fire do to speculation.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        Yeah, I agree with you. At this point it is all speculation on the part of anyone who is not sitting in those meetings between AG Barr and President Trump. Myself, I don’t understand the McCabe results, nor some of the things he has said in an opposing view the President Trump but I will no longer trust AG Barr the day President Trump fires him.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      I expect Barr to enforce laws fairly regardless of politics.
      Comey-Fail
      McCabe-Fail
      Clinesmith-TBD
      Stone-Fail
      Flynn-Fail
      Rosenstein-Fail

      The list of people Barr has failed to bring to Justice is long. For many TCH readers it is a list of hope that Barr and Durham will, someday, start doing the right thing.

      But Barr’s track record does not justify such Hope. Not in the past, and not now. But people only see what the want to see. At least I don’t see that.

      For those who want me to see the evidence that justifies their hope, please list for me the times Barr has brought justice to criminals within the establishment. List for me the punishments he doled out to those who abused their power in the DOJ. And list the Trump supporters Barr saved from abuse by the DOJ.

      As an example of people hearing what they wanted to hear, remember when Barr told the Senate that spying did happen. Most Democrats were scandalized. Most Republicans were grateful. But Barr didn’t stop their. He also said there is nothing wrong with spying per se. But the Democrats were too wrapped up in being scandalized to hear the hope he was holding out to them. And he said it just needed to be properly predicated.

      Right then and there Barr laid out a path for future spying on Presidents. Legalized spying on Presidents. Did none of them wonder that the same path would legalize spying on any American? Including Senators, Representatives, and Supreme Court Justices.? If any of them heard him, they didn’t show it. They surely did not react to it, or its implications.

      And Barr has held true to other aspects that he laid out in his testimony that day. Particularly his support of Wray and how the FBI has taken too much of the blame. So now Durham is investigating the IC. Funny that. And Barr supports Wray loud and clear every chance he gets.

      But do you really think Barr will go hard on Clapper, Brennan, Yates and Rice? Not taking down Comey or McCabe when there is hard evidence against them does not encourage hope, especially against Yates who was DOJ.

      But that is what I choose to see. I still have a little hope that Clinesmith will be punished for altering data and committing fraud on the court. But I will not be surprised to hear that he, like Wolfe, insists to call powerful people as witnesses, and somehow gets a sweetheart deal.

      Please, show me the hard evidence that backs up your hope. The evidence that I seem unable to see.

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      • Linda K. says:

        I feel Barr calling for a clean renewal of the FISA, with his record of non prosecution for Comey and McCabe , really hurts my opinion on him. He is….lawyerly.

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  19. A2 says:

    👇👇

    Chinese Destroyer Lases U.S. Navy P-8A Plane Operating Near Guam

    Excerpt:

    A Chinese destroyer lased a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft that was operating over international waters about 380 miles west of Guam, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement.

    The laser could not be seen by a human eye but was captured by sensors on the airplane, which is a variant of the Boeing 737 that has been upgraded with sensors and systems to support tracking surface and undersea targets.

    The incident, which PACFLT called “unsafe and unprofessional,” took place on Feb. 17 and was just announced by the Navy.

    Weapons-grade lasers could potentially cause serious harm to aircrew and mariners, as well as ship and aircraft systems, PACFLT noted in its statement.

    The destroyer involved appears to be Hohhot, a Type 052D or Luyang III-class destroyer in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy. This destroyer, pennant number 161, is among the newer Chinese destroyers and entered the fleet last year, according to news reports.

    The PACFLT statement says the lasing violates both bilateral and multilateral agreements between the U.S. Navy and PLAN, including a 2014 agreement that specifically notes that the use of lasers could cause harm to personnel or damage to equipment.

    https://news.usni.org/2020/02/27/chinese-destroyer-lases-u-s-navy-p-8a-plane-operating-near-guam

    Looks like XI-nobyl doesn’t give a damn about the so- called friendship with the President.

    You would think he would rethink that, he is skating on thin ice, I’m in charge of the coronavirus debacle. Now let’s attack the US. Great strategy. Not.

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    • jrapdx says:

      Seems like a risky thing for China to do. AIUI the US is developing laser-based weapons, not sure when they’ll be deployed, but when they are online seems a poor idea to risk having one’s destroyer be destroyed by laser returned fire. Short of that, I’d imagine President Trump would be inclined to be less charitable toward China’s multiple plights given provocative behaviors of the sort described.

      A rational person would think there could be little doubt of President Trump’s resolve in protecting US interests. But I guess it wouldn’t surprise me too much to find out there are those who still underestimate him. A quick look at the Democrats and the media proves the point quite effectively.

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      • Events like this make one even less comfortable being dependent on China for so many of our medications.

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        • jrapdx says:

          No doubt we don’t want to depend on China for any essentials. The pharmaceutical industry has long been international, with most firms having manufacturing dispersed to facilities in many places.

          I take a number of medications myself, and a quick survey of some of my prescriptions shows them being made in USA, Canada, Ireland, India, Israel. None is marked China. However that reflects that it’s the manufacturing of substrates, that is, raw ingredients that is concentrated in China.

          It’s the basic production of those substrates that needs to be repatriated. I’m sure countries like India and many others would be glad to take over. I’d have to check on the details but as I recall manufacturing low-level chemical components is not a high-value operation vs. producing finished pharmaceuticals where the big bucks are generated.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Gee that destroyer looks like a copy of US Arleigh Burke design (2008). Wonder how they go those design documents??

      Note the date of the design’s introduction to service. China was a regular customer at internal US Government Servers via the links on the Clinton, DNC and White House servers that gave them access information if not outright links.

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  20. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Oops. Description didn’t come through on video above when tweet posted.

      It is “President Trump Attends a Meeting and Photo Opportunity with Black Leaders”

      It is the round table introductions and stories from the black leaders Trump met with at the White House.

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    • JustScott says:

      I have to say, Mr. Trump is an awesome President! I watched the whole video. I found it interesting, given the forum, that his biggest concern for the black community is the Corona Virus. If you watch 33:38 to 47:00, he lays bear what his thinking on it is.

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  21. Linda K. says:

    Hope springs eternal with Rep. Collins that Durham will come through. Can Durham indict without going through Barr?
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-gop-rep-suggests-durham-probe-will-lead-to-charges

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    • jrapdx says:

      When it comes to the DoJ hard to say what’s possible or not. Could be Durham is already authorized to issue indictments, whether he’d seek Barr’s approval is another matter. But one guess is as good as another re: what rules are in place in the DoJ these days. Time will tell what happens with Durham’s “investigations”, if anything happens at all.

      Of course one theory is that nothing’s going to happen before the November elections, afterwards the President will be emboldened by victory and indictments will flow like water. As Mom always said, “I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it to happen.” I always took that to be sage advice.

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      • A2 says:

        IMO, we need to have legal cases to be brought forward. Like lying under oath, that ultimately leads to actually doctoring evidence. They must be criminal under US law, not vague or overt political expression such as, ‘ I hate the President’. It may speak to motive, but the DOJ needs actual proof that the laws were violated, not just departmental‘ guidelines’ that lead to dismissals. A punishment of sorts.

        So if you want indictments, they must be violations of law. If you want moral justifications for violating the spirit of law and decency, you have to just convince the public that when they vote they turn the bastards out.

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        • jrapdx says:

          Reading comments on this site a great many people think there already is a mountain of evidence for criminal conduct among many of the conspirators against POTUS. But if I get what you’re saying, it takes a lot more than impressionistic summaries to constitute “evidence” in a court of law. Whether publicly available information meets such a threshold is beyond my ability to say, but conceivably deficiencies in the body of evidence are an impediment to prosecution.

          But the crowd demands that heads will roll and won’t be satisfied with mere legal necessity to have ducks in a row. In any case there are plenty of bastards that should be unceremoniously tossed out of office. Of course that requires doing the hard work of convincing voters to elect someone else to the position, or God forbid, actually running for office oneself. Whining is easy, doing the job is a great deal more demanding.

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        • chiefworm says:

          Wow A2! One gazillion “likes”.

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        • Linda K. says:

          Kevin Clinesmith, a lawyer changing legal evidence, Comey leaking classified docs, McCabe lying to the FBI, three times and recommended for prosecution by the IG.

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    • Dutchman says:

      PDJT, and those in the House that support him, Nunes, Jordan etc. are in a difficult position with Durham.

      They can’t publically call him out, without clear, convincing evidence that he is doing nothing. Even if they knew when he was appointed by Barr that his ‘review’, later declared a “criminal investigation” would go nowhere.

      Same thing worked with Huber, and bought what,…a year and a half?

      Barr’s expiration date is Nov 4-5, Wrays too. Until then, we’re stuck with them, unfortunately.

      Still waiting to see who PDJT Nominates as ODNI, and what McConnells responce is.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      He could indict whoever he has evidence against. However, in this case he is doing the investigation at the behest of AG Barr because the matter being investigated is out of AAG Durham’s district of responsibility. Since that is the case he would need the AG’s permission to seek an indictment.

      Also, I believe that AAG Durham was asked to investigate and prepare a report of his findings to AG Barr. So, what everyone is waiting for is a report of findings and possibly recommendations rather that indictments. In times past, in cases involving extremely powerful people and their flunkies, the AG would receive the report because it would appear as if the head of the organization was handling everything. But prior to anything being done, the AG would report to his boss, the President, advise him of the contents and findings, and then move forward with whatever actions were going to be taken.

      What should have be done in the McCabe case is that AG Barr should have met with President Trump and advised him of the actions that about to be taken. Maybe that was done, but judging from President Trump’s public reaction it does not look like it happened that way.

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    • wendy forward says:

      Wow, NBC correspondent, good for him!

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    • The Dark Lord says:

      its a flu with some extra kickers … same precautions to avoid the flu will work here … and stay healthy so if you are exposed its a mild outcome … since we are slamming a quarantine down on every case we spot in US the odds of it breaking out here are near zero …

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Steel Tariffs, coming up? If Trump cares, that is. With Brexit done, just the details, and Britain getting ready to be the trade conduit betwen the EU and America, should he?

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      • thedoc00 says:

        The President may pay attention if one our Eastern European friends needs a hand, like; Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, etc. Western EU, not so much. The Eastern Europeans are potentially the first in the line of march unless they take alternate routes to avoid the hostile borders.

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  29. joeknuckles says:

    I think I’ve figured out why the Democrats are so adamantly opposed to closing the border to people coming from regions hardest hit by the coronavirus. They want the virus here. They want massive infections and millions of deaths.

    Why, you ask?

    Well, everybody knows that dead people vote Democrat.

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  30. Magabear says:

    I’m not a big stock market guy, but does it seem to anyone else that the market is being purposefully driven down by the usual crowd of stock market manipulators, using the Coronavirus as the reason this time? All seems like BS to me.

    I may just wait a week or two and buy low on some stocks. Any good tips out there of what to buy?😉

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  31. rashomon says:

    MUST READ: GreatGameIndia released a series of articles on the corona virus presently spreading around the world that includes one by Dr. Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the U. of Illinois College of Law, admitting that the Wuhan virus IS an offensive biological weapon. Worse? The World Health Organization already knew about it. This article is lengthy with many links, but in short, this virus has traveled from Saudi to Canada to Wuhan, being weaponized along the way. Further bad news from the video below is the number of labs worldwide that are involved in producing similar weapons (all ripe for stealing).

    Prof. Boyle being at the U. of IL suggests why the Illlinois Public Health Dept. might have been the first to offer test kits outside the federal CDC, as I commented yesterday.

    https://greatgameindia.com/dr-francis-boyle-creator-of-bioweapons-act-says-coronavirus-is-biological-warfare-weapon/

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  32. A2 says:

    👇

    Jinfeng Zhou
    @Zhou_jinfeng
    Experts said the earliest onset of #COVID19 may be earlier than Dec 8, 2019. With database mining, Prof Yu Chuanhua tracked more & more cases data before December 8. E.g 2 patients in Nov 14 & 21, etc. Details: https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/faee50/9CaKrnKpCYB?p=4&agt=8…

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Problem with all those early dates is that it was likely known “something” was happening but China Inc. has lied all the way up to today in defining the “something” and “scope” of the spread. So, nothing concrete could be assessed. I noticed from the other posts here on CTH that most of the reliable actions and data has been or is being generated by nations OUTSIDE China Inc.’s borders.

      China Inc. is going to leak these early dates to fan the TDS outbreak and Market Volatility in the US. They omit that they lied, refused US help, expelled journalists and started the “race card” bating now being spewed by the US media.

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  33. spoogels says:

    Israeli scientists: ‘In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine’

    Read the article very carefully..reasons to follow

    https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-scientists-In-three-weeks-we-will-have-coronavirus-vaccine-619101

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    • spoogels says:

      But after scientists sequenced the DNA of the novel coronavirus causing the current worldwide outbreak, the MIGAL researchers examined it AND FOUND THAT THE POULTRY CORONAVIRUS HAS HIGH GENETIC SIMILARITY TO THE HUMAN ONE,AND IT USES THE SAME INFECTION MECHANISM, which increases the likelihood of achieving an effective human vaccine in a very short period of time, Katz said.

      “All we need to do is adjust the system to the new sequence,” he said. “We are in the middle of this process, and hopefully in a few weeks we will have the vaccine in our hands. Yes, in a few weeks, if it all works, we would have a vaccine to prevent coronavirus.”
      MIGAL would be responsible for developing the new vaccine, but it would then have to go through a regulatory process, including clinical trials and large-scale production, Katz said.
      Akunis said he has instructed his ministry’s director-general to fast-track all approval processes with the goal of bringing the human vaccine to market as quickly as possible.

      “Given the urgent global need for a human coronavirus vaccine, we are doing everything we can to accelerate development,” MIGAL CEO David Zigdon said. The vaccine could “achieve safety approval in 90 days,” he said.

      It will be an oral vaccine, making it particularly accessible to the general public, Zigdon said.

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    • rashomon says:

      In the video above, Prof. Boyle suggests a vaccine already exists. He has the patent in hand, but has not had the time to read it. As usual, this goes back further than we are being told. China, especially, has not been open about the situation and has allowed many people in and out of its borders who were infected.

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    • spoogels says:

      I quote again:

      For the past four years, a team of MIGAL scientists has been developing a vaccine against INFECTIOUS BRONCHITIS VIRUS (IBV) WHICH CAUSES A BRONCHIAL DISEASE AFFECTING POULTRY. The effectiveness of the vaccine has been proven in preclinical trials carried out at the Veterinary Institute.

      now this which I researched yesterday:

      Sambucus nigra extracts inhibit infectious bronchitis virus (Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a pathogenic chicken coronavirus) at an early point during replication.

      BACKGROUND:

      Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a pathogenic chicken coronavirus. Currently, vaccination against IBV is only partially protective; therefore, better preventions and treatments are needed. Plants produce antimicrobial secondary compounds, which may be a source for novel anti-viral drugs. Non-cytotoxic, crude ethanol extracts of Rhodiola rosea roots, Nigella sativa seeds, and Sambucus nigra fruit were tested for anti-IBV activity, since these safe, widely used plant tissues contain polyphenol derivatives that inhibit other viruses.

      CONCLUSIONS:

      These results demonstrate that S. nigra extract can inhibit IBV at an early point in infection, probably by rendering the virus non-infectious. They also suggest that future studies using S. nigra extract to treat or prevent IBV or other coronaviruses are warranted.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24433341

      SAMBUCUS NIGRA is in a over the counter cold and flu medication called SAMBUCOL-Available from /iHerb/Vitacost
      https://www.vitacost.com/sambucol-black-elderberry-cold-and-flu-relief

      I’m not saying its a cure but it can help slow the viral infection

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      • spoogels says:

        For the scientists and doctors-the whole article here

        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3899428/

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      • PatriotKate says:

        Better known as Elderberry – very, very effective. While I don’t have a link, I read an article recently that talked about a study that was done on the 1918 “Spanish” flu that killed so many people worldwide. They discovered that the areas where there was consistent consumption of Elderberry Wine and Elderberry Vodka did not suffer the same illness and death rates in other places.

        I won’t be doing any vaccine. IMO the best thing you can do is wash your hands frequently — especially coming in from being in the public and maintain a strong immune system that helps ward off many viruses. I take Elderberry every day along with Vit D3, Vit C, Zinc, Colloidal Silver and other things. I have not had a viral infection in recent years, despite being exposed to it many times (new grandchildren and family have had several rounds of it and I haven’t gotten sick).

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      • Lanna says:

        Sambucol is expensive, better to purchase dried elderberries and make a syrup of them, many recipes/sources/instructions online, easy to do.

        American Indians used to use elderberries as a medicinal tea — about a teaspoon of dried berries, steeped in a cup of boiling water, sweeten with honey.

        You can cultivate your own elderberry shrubs, plants available online. Note that 2 different cultivars are necessary to produce berries. You can harvest the berries, freeze them and use as needed.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        Have used Sambucol for years. It is made from elderberries which were a mainstay in home gardens for years for home remedies, their flowers, the elderflower is to be found in herbal teas.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Good post and something else to remember about Israel and the fielding or deployment of items related to “security”, they have a very low aversion to risk out of necessity to increase speed of deployment.

      My experience is with hardware and software deployment but can’t image they do not act the same for a biological threat. First thing they always stripped or greatly reduced were the fail-safe and actual safety mechanisms to improve engagement or activation rates.

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  36. Such busy beavers these democrats with their grifting and grafting ….

    If the Democrats are asking for $5 billion for the Coronavirus, don’t let this happen! They buy votes with this money. The only true disease that kills, is called liberalism! https://t.co/ZunT6J0IsR— Alexandra – Im a CULT45 fan ❌✝️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@KAFosterSowell) February 27, 2020

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  37. A2 says:

    👇👇
    Xi Jinping has buried the truth about coronavirus
    Ma Jian

    Excerpt:

    Over the past 70 years, the Chinese Communist party has subjected its country to a succession of manmade catastrophes, from the Great Famine, the Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square massacre, to the forceful suppression of rights in Hong Kong and Tibet, and the mass internment of Uighurs in Xinjiang. Official coverups and corruption have multiplied the death toll of natural calamities, from the Sars virus to the Sichuan earthquake.

    Xi Jinping’s mishandling of the coronavirus epidemic must now be added to the party’s shameful list of crimes. With serious outbreaks occurring in Japan, South Korea, Iran and Italy, it is clear that the virus of Xi’s totalitarian rule threatens the health and freedoms not only of the Chinese people, but of all of us everywhere.

    Xi’s vacuous, self-aggrandising ideological vision lies at the heart of this global crisis. When he was appointed party leader in 2012, he announced his “China dream” of national rejuvenation, promising that the country would be moderately prosperous by the party’s 2021 centenary, and fully advanced into global economic hegemony by the republic’s centenary in 2049. Xi vowed that, by then, the world would concede that his one-party dictatorship is superior to the mess of liberal democracy.

    The reaction to the outbreak has revealed the unreconstructed despotism of the Chinese state
    Wed 26 Feb 2020 18.30 GMT

    Read the article here:
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/26/the-reaction-to-the-outbreak-has-revealed-the-unreceonstructed-despotism-of-the-chinese-state

    Ma Jian is a vocal critic of China’s Communist regime. His works explore themes and subjects that are taboo in China. He has continually called for greater freedom of expression and the release of jailed writers and other political prisoners.

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    • spoogels says:

      GOOD!
      Ilhan Omar!

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      • steph_gray says:

        Does Ilhan have a record of serious crime in her native country that she lied about to get her American citizenship?

        That’s what this new measure requires, according to the video clip above.

        We know she committed a crime here (bigamy) but that does not sound as if it rises to the level required in this measure. So she would still be subject to our own (mostly in-)justice system for her bigamy and would not lose her citizenship.

        Darn.

        The best way to get her butt out of our Congress is probably simply the vote. Give the House a very strong majority that might be able to do something about expelling her or at least banishing her to the Capitol basement – that is, if her own district doesn’t do the obvious job of canning her.

        The DementoRats tied Devin Nunes up in knots over a bogus ethics investigation for over a year. Ilhan fully deserves a substantive ethics charge, investigation, conviction of such…

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Does falsifying inputs to immigration documents, completed overseas, qualify??

          If it does, her defense will include the duress of her situation. That then opens the door to use her conduct here in the US as mitigating evidence, against her defense, that she was under NO duress as she continued her criminal conduct after “reaching safety”.

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  38. citizen817 says:

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    • spoogels says:

      We need NOTHING from China.
      NOTHING
      Everything they make is tainted
      Food, water,(China’s soil and ground water are HEAVILY CONTAMINATED) clothes furniture( formaldehyde) , the heparin scandal( Baxter factored out heparin production to China) , the melamine scandal, the baby milk scandal, The Valsartan scandal.
      Have you noticed so called stainless steel cutlery from China rusts?
      Etc etc

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      • Lack us not all says:

        We have to have at least the possibility to buy American made if we so wish, even if ifs more expensive. We need to have at least the choice available. .

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      • fred5678 says:

        Don’t forget drywall and dog food!!

        IIRC, loaded with arsenic, etc.

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        • Bob says:

          Don’t forget the pipe flange mess….the flanges were made of mild steel instead of Crome moly…luckily they were all found removed and did not destroy the power plants they were installed.

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          • steph_gray says:

            Minor in comparison to the power plant issue, but a Chinese metal hose welded itself to my outdoor water faucet and required a expensive plumbing replacement.

            Now I always make sure hoses have brass couplings, not that ugly gray “metal.”

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      • Co says:

        Lead Paint

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        Good reminder that trade with COMMUNIST (rarely the adjective that nation deserves as a matter of grim fact) China may realize “gains” in the “short” (remember this is a relative term, especially in view of the inscrutable Chinese view of time that favors the “long term”) term, put the US on a trajectory that advantages the PRC at the ultimate expense of America.

        Just as with islam, we are in a literal existential conflict, WAR in other words, with the PRC that we refuse to acknowledge, not surprising given our own government’s constant obfuscation and outright lies to the contrary.

        We should instead be dealing with these very real threats as one would a venomous snake—with extreme caution and constant awareness of the threat of fatal injury.

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      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        None of the companies I visit trust Chinese metal. They all have X-ray fluorescence scanners and check that the raw stock they receive is what they ordered.

        China sent us a lot of radioactive rebar and sheet rock in the not so distant past.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      We got Josh Hawley. dems got Eric Swalwell !

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Along with every other “critical” supply chain! The PRC is our existential enemy and we continue to play “checkers in our strategy while the PRC is playing 3 dimensional chess.”

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  39. spoogels says:

    Coronavirus is sweeping through Europe, with Italy the epicentre of the outbreak. France is also bracing for an influx of new cases.

    NO BORDERS
    GLOBALISTS

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/chinese-faces-new-problem-over-keeping-virus-out-as-cases-are-confirmed-on-every-continent-except-antarctica/news-story/c3fad71de952bcc133b083997e5343ef

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  40. spoogels says:

    33 test positive for coronavirus in California – state governor

    33 people have tested positive for coronavirus in California, five of whom have already left the state, the state’s Democratic governor Gavin Newsom has said at a news briefing in Sacramento, according to Reuters.
    California’s officials have been in “constant contact with federal agencies” on the coronavirus, and the state is monitoring 8,400 people who arrived in the state on domestic commercial flights, the governor said.

    What about quarantining them on Alcatraz?

    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/33-test-positive-for-coronavirus-in-California-state-governor-619122

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  41. A2 says:

    👇👇
    Truss in talks with Trump’s trade representative

    ‘ Donald Trump’s trade representative has held talks with the UK Government just days before details of Boris Johnson’s goals for a transatlantic trade deal are published.

    Robert Lighthizer met International Trade Secretary Liz Truss in London ahead of the publication of the UK’s negotiating objectives next week.

    Ms Truss said: “Securing an ambitious free trade agreement with the US is one of my top priorities, delivering benefits to towns across the whole of the UK from Edinburgh to Enniskillen.

    We want an agreement that benefits both small businesses and entrepreneurs and every industry, from agriculture and manufacturing to professional and business services.

    “The UK stands ready to negotiate a highly ambitious free trade agreement with our biggest trading partner and will publish our negotiation objectives very soon.”

    The publication of the negotiating objectives for a UK/US deal comes in the same week as trade talks begin with the European Union.

    https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/news/national-news/18266976.truss-talks-trumps-trade-representative/

    Liz Truss
    @trussliz
    Great to welcome
    @USTradeRep
    Robert Lighthizer to London today.

    We are ready to begin negotiating an ambitious 🇬🇧-🇺🇸 free trade agreement and will publish our negotiation objectives very soon.

    A deal with the 🇺🇸 would create more opportunities across the 🇬🇧.

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  42. spoogels says:

    Sanders names Muslim Brotherhood leader’s daughter his Virginia campaign co-chair
    Recruiting out of GITMO?

    https://gellerreport.com/2020/02/sanders-names-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-daughter-his-virginia-campaign-co-chair.html/

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    • vladdy says:

      And his number one guy (first islamic campaign manager in a presidential campaign) is of the same variety….with ties to hamas and the brotherhood..Cannot figure out why no one is talking about this. He’s visiting mosquest and spoke at the Islamic Society of North America…

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  43. citizen817 says:

    Ruling Class Incompetence

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  44. Guyski says:

    The media’s politicization of the coronavirus has a fault. Where are the long term visuals? When they politicize natural disasters (like hurricanes) they have a place to go months after the event. They can stand there in front of a destroyed house and complain about the lack of response and blame President Trump. What are they gonna due months from now (in the summer) when things are contained and under control? 🤔

    Don’t mean to diminish the current coronavirus situation, but we need to seperate the politics from it.

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    • Chuck says:

      They will change the subject.

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    • Tseg says:

      Mortality rate continues to drop as more heal. 3 past days: 9.4%, 8.6%, now today 7.8%. Me thinks moving forward only certain foreign officials will be dying of coronavirus moving forward. Odd about the high rate of public officials that die from this disease vs. total population.

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      • freespeechfanatic says:

        “Odd about the high rate of public officials that die from this disease vs. total population.”

        Sounds like a virus I could warm up to.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      You mistakenly presume the Resistance and their media allies think that far ahead.

      After so many failures, they are at the point that the only thing that matters is dominating the current day’s news cycle with negative reports about the President. It will be like that from now until the election.

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      • Guyski says:

        Exactly. That is why I’m expecting a bommerang effect (if coronavirus is contained). People react or overeact creating a pent up demand.

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  45. spoogels says:

    COVID-19 Forces FDA to Stop Inspections in China

    Quarantines related to the COVID-19 epidemic make it impossible for the FDA to conduct drug manufacturer inspections in China.

    https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/articles/covid-19-forces-fda-to-stop-inspections-in-china

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  46. spoogels says:

    Russia sends two warships armed with cruise missiles to Syria’s coast
    Moscow also blamed Ankara for the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib region the previous day.

    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Russia-sends-two-warships-armed-with-cruise-missiles-to-Syrias-coast-619174

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  47. spoogels says:

    Trump’s Chances for Reelection Are Looking Better and Better
    By Victor Davis Hanson

    February 27, 2020 6:30 AM

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/2020-president-trump-reelection-chances-looking-better-and-better/

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      This is a matter of routine for the media. Any shooter who does not fit the narrative is virtually ignored. More proof that the leftists’ “concern” about gun violence is really just another facet of their end game of establishing totalitarian governmental control over us.

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  48. IGiveUp says:

    New “conservative” 9th Circuit rules that social media co’s can exclude conservative content at will:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/the_9th_circuit_rules_that_social_media_is_not_bound_by_the_first_amendment.html

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Read the article closer. It was not the “Court” but the 9th Circuit “Court of Appeals” that has not yet been repopulated by the President.

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