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America's social credit system is worse than China's

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China is notorious for a "Social Credit System" that controls the lives of citizens, rewarding what the authorities want and punishing what they don't. The United States has a social credit system, too, even if we don't call it that. And ours is worse.

The Chinese system tries to build social trust. Ours destroys trust. The Chinese system defends the interests of the Han, the ethnic group that built and sustains Chinese civilization. Our system hurts whites. The Chinese system encourages charity, good citizenship, and patriotism. Ours incites hatred and spreads bitterness and division.

The Chinese government's goals are clear: According to a 2014 planning document, the state wants to build a "social credit environment of honesty, self-discipline, trustworthiness, and mutual trust." Despite the reputation of the Chinese Communist Party, there is no central system of control, but that is only because the government lacks the capacity. According to the 2014 plan, by this year, China should have "basically" completed "a credit investigation system covering the entire society with credit information and resource sharing."

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Bad Guys

Chinese President Xi proposes ominous GLOBAL coronavirus QR code system for 'trade and travel'

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FILE PHOTO. A security guard holds up a QR code for a health app in Beijing, China.
Speaking during the G20 summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping promoted the idea of introducing globally-recognized health QR codes, saying it would help to restore coronavirus-hit international trade and travel.

"While containing the virus, we need to restore the secure and smooth operation of global industrial and supply chains," China's leader told the virtual G20 summit late on Saturday, while advocating the need to "reduce tariffs and barriers" and "liberalize" the trade of crucial medical supplies.

He also called for the creation of mechanisms that would simplify the "orderly flow" of people in the coronavirus-battered world. They could come in the form of QR codes containing people's health information, Xi said.

Comment: Those running Britain would be ready and willing partners in the sinister coordinated moves towards totalitarian control over citizens: 'Enslavement passes': Critics blast UK's Health Secretary for pushing 'covid passports' and MONTHLY tests


Bad Guys

US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty, Russia condemns decision saying 'all options are open to us'

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A Russian Antonov airplane on the tarmac at a Brussels military airport, pictured in 2002. The Antonov was about to fly over NATO territory as part of the Open Skies Treaty.
The United States formally withdrew on November 22 from the Open Skies Treaty, an 18-year-old arms control and verification agreement that Washington repeatedly accused Moscow of violating.

The withdrawal is the latest blow to the system of international arms control that U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly scorned, complaining that Washington was being either deceived or unfairly restrained in its military capabilities.

The U.S. State Department confirmed the move, noting six months had expired since notice of the pending exit had been issued and saying "the U.S. withdrawal took effect on November 22, 2020, and the United States is no longer a State Party to the Treaty on Open Skies."

The National Security Council confirmed the withdrawal and added that "Russia flagrantly violated [the treaty] for years."


Comment: The US accusations are rarely supported by any evidence.


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Briefcase

Waiting for Sidney

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Attorney Sidney Powell speaks with the press regarding the 2020 election.
So what is the state of play regarding the 2020 presidential election? There seem to be two main positions.

One is that Joe Biden won the election, narrowly but with sufficient latitude that any challenge is bootless. A corollary of that contention is that the adults in the room, be they Republicans or Democrats, should get with the program and accede to the Narrative.

Over the past week or so, I have had many Republican friends — including some sympathetic to President Trump — explain that the fight is essentially over. Some acknowledge the political wisdom of Trump pursuing every legal recourse. Yet the assumption is always the same: the game is lost but, like a transmission from a distant galaxy, the news has not yet reached us. "To preserve our democracy," both Left and Right say, we will soon need to draw a line under the election of 2020 and declare Joe Biden the winner.

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Sidney Powell: 'We have many smoking guns. Whistleblowers may need witness protection'


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Americans voted to end war in Syria, but this unelected bureaucrat lied to overrule them

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Soldiers in Syria
One factor in a bunch of Americans opting for Donald Trump in 2016 was his promise not to start a new war in the Middle East — but the D.C. establishment secretly kept troops in Syria, and lied about it to the president.

Defense One, a subsidiary of The Atlantic, came out with a story last week about a man named Jim Jeffrey. If you haven't heard of him, don't feel bad, but he's pretty important in Washington, D.C. Under his fancy title, he's been appointed to oversee the U.S. fight against ISIS and what are supposed to be the limited operations of the American troops who still remain in Syria.

Jeffrey is now also a hero in D.C., because in the interview with Defense One he bragged about how he misled President Donald Trump and other top White House officials about the real number of U.S. troops in Syria. "We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there," Jeffrey told the Defense One reporter.

Comment: President Trump turned out to be wiser than they thought. The PTB couldn't let that happen.
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Chinese parts, hidden ownership, growing scrutiny: Inside America's biggest maker of voting machines

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New voting machine for 2020 election
Scrutiny of the U.S. election system, spurred by Russia's interference in the 2016 election, has put Election Systems & Software in the political spotlight. Just off a bustling interstate near the border between Nebraska and Iowa, a 2,800-square-foot American flag flies over the squat office park that is home to Election Systems & Software LLC.

The nondescript name and building match the relative anonymity of the company, more commonly known as ES&S, which has operated in obscurity for years despite its central role in U.S. elections. Nearly half of all Americans who vote in the 2020 election will use one of its devices.

That's starting to change. A new level of scrutiny of the election system, spurred by Russia's interference in the 2016 election, has put ES&S in the political spotlight. The source of the nation's voting machines has become an urgent issue because of real fears that hackers, whether foreign or domestic, might tamper with the mechanics of the voting system.

That has led to calls for ES&S and its competitors, Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems and Austin, Texas-based Hart Intercivic, to reveal details about their ownership and the origins of the parts, some of which come from China, that make up their machines.

But ES&S still faces questions about the company's supply chain and the identities of its investors, although it has said it is entirely owned by Americans. And the results of its government penetration tests, in which authorized hackers try to break in so vulnerabilities can be identified and fixed, have yet to be revealed.

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Stop

Biden mocks reporter for asking a question as his staff tries to remove the press

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Former VP Joe Biden
One of the things that never got the attention it really should have from the mainstream media during the campaign is how short-tempered and nasty Joe Biden can be with anyone who asks him a question that he doesn't like. We saw that several times, when Biden lost it on voters or media who dared question him.

You may recall him infamously calling someone a "lying dog-faced pony soldier," threatening an autoworker to take him "outside" and even screaming in CBS's Ed O'Keefe's face, grabbing his lapels and tapping him in the chest with his fist. But he's often been very churlish with the media, despite them bending over backwards to toss him softballs or cut him a break.

But there has been at least one reporter who has been trying to do his job when it comes to asking questions of Joe Biden. That's Bo Erickson of CBS News. But that of course has earned the continuing ire of Biden. Biden let Erickson have it for daring to ask a real question today.
"Why are you the only guy that always shouts out questions?" Biden declared, trying to mock Erickson. I'm sure that Biden didn't actually get how revealing his comment actually was. Erickson is the only guy willing to pursue questions.

Snakes in Suits

'A Formality': Putin clarifies decision not to congratulate Joe Biden after former VP claimed victory in US presidential race

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Russian President Vladimir Putin • Former US VP Joe Biden
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that his relationship with likely future US counterpart Joe Biden is off to a rocky start after he didn't join many other world leaders in congratulating the former vice president.

In comments to the Rossiya-1 news channel, Putin said that it would have been improper to pre-empt the conclusion of the contest while the results have still not been made certain.
"There is no hidden motivation and nothing unusual and nothing that could cause our relationship to deteriorate... This is purely a formality."
Earlier this month, the president's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, informed reporters that Russia would wait to see the final results, or for one candidate to concede, before reaching out to either. He reiterated that "we consider it correct to wait for the official summing up of the results of the elections."

Comment: It would not be unreasonable if Putin did snub Biden, considering the slam game against Russia by the Democrats for the past four years! Putin, however, is far more honorable than they will ever be.


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'Your safe zone is not safe': Creepy Cuomo warns New Yorkers to avoid loved ones this Thanksgiving, because Covid

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged residents to stay away from their loved ones this Thanksgiving with an eerie voice-tweet. He has had trouble convincing local authorities to enforce his 10-person gathering limit.

"I'm at home with my family. I'm in my safe zone" Cuomo intoned in the voice message, posted to Twitter on Thursday, before dropping his voice to a menacing whisper: "Your safe zone is not a safe zone. Your safe zone is dangerous this year. Love is sometimes doing what's hard," the governor continued, returning to his previous tone. "This year, if you love someone, it is smarter and better to stay away."

Comment: Not to be outdone, Canadian PM Trudeau threatens Christmas:
"We are facing [a] winter that's going to drive people inside more and more, and we're really at risk of seeing caseloads go up, and hospitals get overwhelmed, and more loved ones dying. So we need to do everything we can right now to slow the spread of Covid-19, to stop the spike in its tracks. A normal Christmas is quite frankly right out of the question."

Meanwhile Trudeau brushed off claims that Ottawa would use emergency powers to re-introduce its own national-style lockdown, saying he is "not looking to bring in a federal hammer to try and do things."

Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam warned "we are not on a good trajectory" as she discussed the latest Covid modelling. "I think across the board, across Canada, we have to say the time is now, with urgency, that we limit contacts."
Covid-19 has been a gift to authoritarian leadership, especially those with a lockdown-the-herd mentality.


Gift 2

Sidney Powell: 'Probably 10 million fraudulent votes went to Biden. We have many smoking guns'

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Attorney Sidney Powell was on the Howie Carr Show and she claimed that their team is in possession of many smoking guns.

Some of them may require witness protection.

She says that Smartmatic is known for stealing elections all throughout South America and the world.

Peter Neffenger is the President and Chairman of the Board of Smartmatic . He is also on Joe Biden's transition team and guess what his alleged field of expertise is?

Homeland Security.

Now, is that ironic or merely corrupt?

I guess Biden decided to reward him for all the help he received in the election.


Comment: If you listen to Powell's above interview with Howie Carr, she guesses that "probably, at least, 10 million fraudulent votes went to Joe Biden, maybe more."