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Trump has an opportunity of a lifetime to break the Chinese trade system that the globalists set up to strip the United State of it industrial base. Cut off the flow of slave labor goods from China and stop empty cargo ships from sailing back to this Communist country.

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MMXIX Vol. 289 - May 9, 2019



 Impose Higher Tariffs on China  


Getting tough with China to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States was the linchpin of President Trump’s electoral march through the Rust Belt during his 2016 victory. Today, the goal of the radical cadre running China — the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) — is to be the global hegemonic power. The president’s threatened tariffs on Sunday demonstrate the severity of this threat. But as Washington and Beijing wrap up months of negotiations on a trade deal this month, whatever emerges won’t be a trade deal. It will be a temporary truce in a years-long economic and strategic war with China.

These are six “understandings” that highlight why it is futile to compromise with this regime.

The first understanding: The CCP has been waging economic war against industrial democracies ever since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, and now China has emerged as the greatest economic and national security threat the United States has ever faced.

The second understanding: The trade deal under negotiation this month is not a deal between two similar systems seeking closer ties, as its cheerleaders on Wall Street and in the media and academia argue. 

The third understanding: Chinese state capitalism is highly profitable for its owners — the members of the CCP.

The fourth understanding: Certain Trump advisers inside and outside the White House are playing on the president’s well-earned pride in a rising stock market and a fear he might lose the Farm Belt to try to box him into a weak deal.

The fifth understanding: Even the toughest agreement needs effective monitoring, which is difficult even with accommodating partners and perhaps impossible with China.

The sixth understanding: The world now bears witness to a rapidly militarizing totalitarian state imprisoning millions in work camps; persecuting Uighurs, Christians and Buddhists; and spying on, and enslaving, its own population.

State media outlets such as Xinhua (link in Chinese) and newspapers including People’s Daily and China Daily did not report on Trump’s tweet after it was sent out. State-backed tabloid Global Times mentioned (link in Chinese) Trump’s tweet in a story on the foreign ministry’s statement this afternoon announcing that it planned to send a delegation to the US.

Chinese-language editions of foreign publications such as Japan’s Nikkei newspaper and the Financial Times published the news (links in Chinese) about Trump’s tweet, while Chinese financial news outlet Caixin made a brief mention (link in Chinese) of Trump’s announcement in an obfuscated way in a story about the plunge in China’s stock market, attributing the reaction to “concerns over disruptions to China-US trade negotiations.”

One financial analyst working at a Chinese state-owned company, who requested anonymity as they were not cleared to talk to media, said that coverage of the US-China trade talks has been decreasing as China does not want public opinion to affect the discussions. “The stakes are getting higher and higher as the trade talks progress, as it affects China’s whole economic structural reform… It’s like playing cards, you don’t want the other side to see your cards.”


Here's Why The China Trade Deal Fell Apart

Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were taken aback at the extent of the changes in the draft. The two cabinet officials on Monday told reporters that Chinese backtracking had prompted Trump’s tariff order but did not provide details on the depth and breadth of the revisions.

Liu last week told Lighthizer and Mnuchin that they needed to trust China to fulfil its pledges through administrative and regulatory changes, two of the sources said. Both Mnuchin and Lighthizer considered that unacceptable, given China’s history of failing to fulfil reform pledges.

One private-sector source briefed on the talks said the last round of negotiations had gone very poorly because "China got greedy."

"China reneged on a dozen things, if not more...The talks were so bad that the real surprise is that it took Trump until Sunday to blow up," the source said.

"After 20 years of having their way with the U.S., China still appears to be miscalculating with this administration."


China 'Reneging' On Trade Commitments,
U.S. Officials Say

 
"Over the course of the last week or so, we have seen an erosion in commitments by China — I would say retreating from specific commitments that had already been made in our judgment," said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a briefing with reporters Monday afternoon. "That's why the president referred to no re-negotiating in his tweet."

Lighthizer said China's attempts to re-negotiate were "in our view unacceptable. These were substantial and substantive changes and really, I would use the word 'reneging' on prior commitments."

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said it became particularly clear over the weekend "with some new information that they were trying to go back on language that had been previously negotiated, very clear language that had the potential of changing the deal dramatically."
 
 
Federal Reserve Vetoes Cain and Moore

If you ever had doubts just who is squarely in charge of the finances for the debt created U.S. Dollar currency, the nixing of Herman Cain and Stephen Moore for the Federal Reserve Board confirms that the Banksters are the real power. The Shadow Government is truly the elitists behind monetary hegemony that rules over government and economic policies. The institutions that shape and direct the financial dynasty of the reserve currency is outside the realm of Presidential compliance. Donald Trump has just experienced the push back from the Jackals of Jekyll Island.    

Read the entire article on the "Merchantry" archives
  
Mainstream Media Goes Berserk

The practice of objective journalism has been effectively banned from the body politik. The social culture is driven by the embodiment of an unceasing drumbeat of disinformation; spoon fed prevarications and carefully shaped distortions, projected by a mass media that is in the tank for protecting the ruling elite. The myth that the press is endowed with an inherent courage to confront the establishment has been laid bare for any honest observer to witness. However, the problem is that the bulk of the marginally functioning intellects that still accept the mind control of the corporate media, continue to linger on in their dream world of obeying the prevailing order. 
 

 
May 08, 2019 03:20 pm | SARTRE

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam […]


May 08, 2019 01:11 pm | SARTRE

Unease with rapid demographic change is a major driving force in our politics. Neopopulist parties advocating tougher immigration restrictions continue to advance in Europe, most recently in Spain and the Netherlands. The more established parties of the European center-right, ineffectual at stemming immigration when in power, increasingly give rhetorical backing to enhanced restriction. It now […]


May 08, 2019 12:39 pm | SARTRE

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is holding its latest Council Of Councils (COC) gathering in Washington, D.C., hosting “opinion leaders” from the arenas of politics, finance, media, academia, and think tanks to grapple with “global governance” issues. The three-day event, the COC’s eighth annual conference, brings together globalist elites representing 29 of the CFR’s sister organizations […]


May 08, 2019 10:39 am | SARTRE

I smell a rat. John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser or, more correctly, Israel’s agent, has assembled a team consisting of himself, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed, and Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman. These men are Iran’s four worst enemies. The purpose of the team is to produce a […]


May 08, 2019 10:29 am | SARTRE

Most people in this country fail to recognize where they are at with regard to history. The majority do not see that we are already in a state of rebellion, a civil war, if you will. However, most people if they heard these words would believe that it was the average American that will be […]


                                                
 

Democrats want both the report and reams of supporting evidence Mr. Mueller compiled during his 22 months of investigation. Mr. Barr says he is willing to negotiate but that some of the information — the parts Mr. Mueller gleaned from a grand jury — are shielded by law and can’t be turned over without breaking that law.

“The department must ensure that it may continue to conduct law enforcement investigations free of outside interference, particularly in high-profile cases that receive intense public scrutiny,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler last week citing Mr. Holder. “To that end, the department has long resisted congressional attempts to rummage through its investigative files.”



Well, there she goes again! One would think that by now Hillary Clinton would have accepted the reason for her 2016 lost, Donald Trump was a superior candidate. After all, it’s been thirty months since Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidental Election and she is still giving reasons for her loss. On Saturday Hillary claimed the election was stolen from her. Making matters worse some of her supporters are claiming she lost because Jon Stewart decided to retire.

 
 
 
Trump Derangement Syndrome Blocks Action On Immigration, Higher Ed Crises
  1. Alumni with fond memories of their salad days, paying to get a plaque with their name on it affixed to some desk in the college library.
  2. Federal, State, and corporate grants and tax breaks paid for by working Americans.
  3. Middle-class American students beggaring themselves all the way to retirement and beyond with huge tuition loans. [Seniors owe billions in student loan debt: "This will follow me to the grave",  by Mark Strassmann, CBS News, May 1, 2019]
  4. Rich foreigners like Molly Zhao paying full ticket.

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US Jewish Lobby Setback as State “Anti-BDS Law” Struck Down as Unconstitutional
 
THE JEWISH LOBBY in America has suffered an important setback in their attempts to stifle criticism of Israel with the striking down by a US federal judge of the “anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions” (BDS) law in Texas, on the grounds that it violates freedom of speech under the country’s first amendment of the constitution.

In his 56-page opinion, Judge Robert Pitman of the Western District of Texas ruled the state’s law violated the First Amendment by threatening to “suppress unpopular ideas” and “manipulate the public debate through coercion.”
 



 

 

Never forget: “Republicans” like Paul Ryan, John McCain, Jeff Sessions, and Mitt Romney ALL plotted to oppose POTUS Trump

But let’s never forget that when POTUS stormed into Washington, D.C., there was no shortage of Republican establishment types who worked every bit as hard as Democrats to throw the president off-balance and keep him there. 

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