Free trade is good, they told us. The free flow of international capital benefits everyone, they told us. So, we can only conclude, without doubt, that it is good for the economy to learn that a major investor in Dominion's holding company is the government of a certain sovereign state... Hmmm, can you guess which one?
SEC filings: The parent company of Dominion Voting Systems received $400 million from an Investment Bank in Switzerland that is 75% owned by the Chinese government. UBS Securities is a Swiss investment bank which owns 24.99% of UBS Securities Co LTD, a Chinese Investment Bank. The remaining 75% of UBS Securities CO LTD is owned by the Chinese government,” states the report.
And now we also know why there was so much Chinese interest in Hunter Biden. It may also explain attorney Lin Wood's very unexpected call for martial law this morning.
Our country is headed to civil war. A war created by 3rd party bad actors for their benefit - not for We The People.
Communist China is leading the nefarious efforts to take away our freedom.
@realDonaldTrump should declare martial law.
It's getting increasingly difficult to ignore the serious national security aspects of the post-election situation.
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I'm sure he'll find a way to blame white people for this as well. Give it your best shot, Lewis!
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Lisa TwaroniteToday 11:37 am JST
Poor woman. I hope she gets the mental health help she so clearly needs -- and should have gotten long before this happened. My heart also goes out to the poor grandmother.
You forgot the children, the people who really deserve the appellation "poor" in all this. Slipped your mind?
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There's no way Russia will ever give them back while Japan is basically a giant American military base. They know that if they did the Americans would militarize them against them.
TLDR; Get rid of the US military if you want those islands back, Japan
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That just looks "dasai", and sums up this expensive farce.
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I wish Turkey had been awarded these cursed Olympics and Abe had kept his big, lying mouth shut.
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BREAKING: The conclusion below is from the exhibit supporting paragraph 14. This exhibit, which is testimonial evidence in the form of an affadavit from an expert witness, proves a lot of the information released prior to the court filing was accurate, right down to the identities of the Serbian programmers working for Dominion.
In my professional opinion, this affidavit presents unambiguous evidence that Dominion Voter Systems and Edison Research have been accessible and were certainly compromised by rogue actors, such as Iran and China. By using servers and employees connected with rogue actors and hostile foreign influences combined with numerous easily discoverable leaked credentials, these organizations neglectfully allowed foreign adversaries to access data and intentionally provided access to their infrastructure in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent one in 2020. This represents a complete failure of their duty to provide basic cyber security. This is not a technological issue, but rather a governance and basic security issue: if it is not corrected, future elections in the United States and beyond will not be secure and citizens will not have confidence in the results.
BREAKING: The President is excising the Deep State from defense policy:
Several high profile members of the Defense Policy Board were removed on Wednesday by the Trump administration, in yet another purge of longstanding foreign policy experts and national security establishment figures in the final days of the Trump era, according to three defense officials.
Members who were suddenly removed include former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former ranking member of the House Intelligence committee Jane Harman and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, two of the officials said.
The Defense Policy Board is an outside advisory group of former high profile national security officials who "provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, independent, informed advice and opinions concerning matters of defense policy in response to specific tasks from the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense," according to their website.
"As part of long-considered changes, we can confirm that several members of the Department's Defense Policy Board have been removed. We are extremely grateful for their dedicated service, commitment, and contributions to our national security. Future announcements for new members of the board will be made soon," the third official said.
The first two officials said the members removed also included former Chief of Naval Operations, retired Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief operating officer at the Pentagon Rudy De Leon and former Bush deputy national security adviser J.D. Crouch II.
These are not the final days of the Trump era. That's why he's making the changes.
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It's just day 23 of 45, kiddies.
Don't forget that the "Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election" is currently in play:
Section 1. (a) Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election. The assessment shall identify, to the maximum extent ascertainable, the nature of any foreign interference and any methods employed to execute it, the persons involved, and the foreign government or governments that authorized, directed, sponsored, or supported it. The Director of National Intelligence shall deliver this assessment and appropriate supporting information to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Based on the evidence being presented in the two Powell filings, it appears that an assessment will be delivered that will require the blocking of certain interests in property presently possessed by various individuals. Meanwhile, one thing that has largely passed uncommented on in light of last Friday's canceled hearing in PA is that Dominion Voting Systems has publicly stated that it is "under litigation".
A roundtable discussion with Dominion Voting Systems was canceled overnight. Dominion says it is under litigation and can not answer questions at this time.
Interesting. By whom are they being sued?
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I hope these Vietnamese realize how they are truly viewed in this country
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By way of some context, it should be noted the US Embassy is notorious for this in London, and owes HM Inland Revenue a ton of money in unpaid fines.
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The trips will continue until morale improves.
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"Hate speech" is such a nebulous term, it can pretty much be defined any which way someone wishes to protect the interests of their in-group and disadvantage those of out-groups.
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President Trump has signaled that he is going to take the battle to the fraudsters in the aftermath of today's press conference.
"We will not back down, we won't be intimidated, President Trump will not be intimidated. You the American people should not be intimidated... this is not a court of law, we will get there, and we have time, and we have constitutional provisions that will step in when we show the corruption and the irredeemably challenged and overturned votes that are absolutely corrupt."
-Jenna Ellis, Senior Legal Advisor to the Trump Campaign
The Nine Key Points detailed today:
Observers were allegedly prevented from watching mail-in ballots being opened. Giuliani said that many mail-in ballots were opened without observers being able to check that they were properly signed, a key protection against fraud. Those votes, he said, were “null and void,” especially where the envelopes had been discarded, making recounts useless.
Allegedly unequal application of the law in Democratic counties. In Pennsylvania, whose state supreme court created new, relaxed voting rules before the election, Giuliani alleged that absentee voters in Democratic counties were allowed to “cure” defects in their ballots, while voters in Republican counties, which obeyed the state law as written, were not.
Voters allegedly arrived at the polls to discover other people had voted for them. Giuliani said that many provisional ballots cast in Pittsburgh were submitted by people who showed up to vote in person, only to be told that they had voted already. He alleged that Democrats had filled out absentee ballots for other people, hoping they would not show up.
Election officials were allegedly told not to look for defects in ballots, and to backdate ballots. Giuliani cited an affidavit from an official who swore she was told not to exclude absentee ballots for defects, and to backdate ballots so they would not appear to have been received after Election Day, to avoid a Supreme Court order to sequester those ballots.
Ballots casting votes for Joe Biden and no other candidates were allegedly run several times through machines. Giuliani said that there were 60 witnesses in Michigan who would attest to ballots being “produced” quickly and counted twice or thrice. He said that a minimum of 60,000 ballots, and a maximum of 100,000 ballots, were allegedly affected.
Absentee ballots were accepted in Wisconsin without being applied for first. Giuliani noted that Wisconsin state law was stricter regarding absentee ballots than most other states are, yet alleged that 60,000 absentee ballots were counted in the Milwaukee area, and 40,000 in the Madison area, without having been applied for properly by the voters who cast them.
There were allegedly “overvotes,” with some precincts allegedly recording more voters than residents, among other problems. Giuliani said there was an unusually large number of overvotes in precincts in Michigan and in Wisconsin, which he alleged was the reason that Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers had refused to certify the results there this week. He also alleged that there were some out-of-state voters in Georgia, and people who had cast votes twice there.
Voting machines and software are allegedly owned by companies with ties to the Venezuelan regime and to left-wing donor George Soros. Sidney Powell argued that U.S. votes were being counted overseas, and that Dominion voting machines and Smartmatic software were controlled by foreign interests, manipulating algorithms to change the results. Powell noted specifically that Smartmatic’s owners included two Venezuelan nationals, whom she alleged had ties to the regime of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. The legal team alleged that there were statistical anomalies, such as huge batches of votes for Biden, that could not be explained except as manipulation — which, they alleged, happened in the wee hours of the morning as vote-counting had stalled. (The companies have disputed these allegations vigorously.)
The Constitution provides a process for electing a president if the vote is corrupted. Jenna Ellis argued that the media, had usurped the power to declare the winner of the election. She made the point, citing Federalist No. 68, that the constitutional process of selecting a president had procedural safeguards against corruption and foreign influence. Giuliani said that the campaign believed that enough votes were flawed — more than double the margins between Biden and Trump in key states — that the president had a path to victory.
As Giuliani himself said, anyone who says there is "no evidence" of mass voter fraud is lying.
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What a pathetic empty suit this so-called "leader" is. A natural born bureaucrat, dour, joyless, gray and zero inspiration. He just got the job because it was "his faction's turn" according to the internal rules of the opaque and thoroughly corrupted LDP.
He will lead Japan off a cliff, then retire to a big fat pension, enka, golf and sake.
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Take a look at the future: The elites get to fly in and out, skip quarantine, no hassle, gladhand, schmooze, live it up and then fly out again on private jets. The rest of you plebs get locked down, taxed up the wazoo, monitored 24/7, restricted movement and travel, and a list of prohibitions that grows by the day.
This is the great reset.
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Wow, I'm sure Scotty from Marketing terrifies the Chinese leadership.
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Went to Kyoto last week, it was mercifully free of Chinese tourists and reminded me of how Kyoto was in the Showa era. Long may it continue!
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I wondered when exactly such a sizable portion of the American Right
Why is "American Right" capitalized - is it a proper noun now?
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Uh-oh! Buckle up, or then again don't bother, do what you like.
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He's obnoxious and such a hypocrite. Get lost.
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Lockdowns don't work and just cause more socio-economic suffering long-term. To paraphrase Heidegger: "We aren't getting out of this without some sort of vaccine"
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The Japanese govt. is up to its neck in this charade, using taxpayer money to finance multi-billion dollar fossil fuel projects around the world. It's another classic example of privatized profits and socialized losses.
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Australians are even more PC and into big government nanny state abuse than the Euros.
"Oh lock me up big daddy government, please lock me up" Pathetic.
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zichiToday 11:55 am JST
It's a deadly pandemic, with more than 1 million dead. 10 million infected
The behavior of the J-elite is not in accordance with any of that. You don't promote mass travel campaigns and things like the Olympics if you really believe there is a deadly pandemic.
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At 29, the clock is ticking if she wants children. Needlessly delaying her marriage is just cruel at this point.
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The shakedowns will continue until morale improves
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Meanwhile, an appellate court held up the elimination of ballots in PA.
And the Michigan State legislature wants an audit of the Michigan election.
You know what that means? Republican state legislatures are unwilling to certify the electors.
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CDs? Meh, vinyl all the way, baby.
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"The votes in Georgia were being digitally processed by a Venezuelan-owned Canadian company in Barcelona"
I am shocked, absolutely shocked, that democrats are not angry about this foreign intervention in our electoral process
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Biden didn't win.
President Trump did, and now he can prove it.
Election Fraud: @RudyGiuliani says he has uncovered enough unlawful ballots in Pennsylvania and Michigan to turn the election in favor of @realDonaldTrump.
This is going to be so much fun.... It's crazier than you think: The votes in Georgia were being digitally processed by a Venezuelan-owned Canadian company in Barcelona. Giuliani says there are now 623,000 confirmed unlawful ballots in PA and 320,000 confirmed unlawful ballots in MI.
Giuliani says "They got into a panic because they thought they had made up the lead, but Trump was still ahead by 120,000 votes... Now I think that number will go up, when we began in PA, we only had about 130k, now we're up to nearly 632k. The same pattern exists in NV, AZ, GA, WI."
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