Vietnam reports four new COVID-19 cases; two are imported – MSN Money

  1. Vietnam reports four new COVID-19 cases; two are imported  MSN Money
  2. Vietnam says up to 800,000 have left virus epicentre Danang  Yahoo News
  3. Vietnam’s Covid-19 cases rise to 620; death toll to 5  Bangkok Post
  4. Vietnam reports third death, more cases linked to hospital  Arab News
  5. Vietnam ramps up coronavirus testing as cases rise  Sky News Australia
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Vietnam reports four new COVID-19 cases; two are imported – MSN Money

'90 Day Fiancé' Star Karine Files Restraining Order Against Paul, Sexual Assault Accusations – The Blast

  1. ’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Karine Files Restraining Order Against Paul, Sexual Assault Accusations  The Blast
  2. 90 Day Fiance’s Paul Staehle Claims Wife Karine Martins and Son Are Missing After Fight, Restraining Order  Us Weekly
  3. ’90 Day Fiance’: Karine Martins Accuses Husband Paul Staehle of Sexual Assault, Files Protective Order Before Disappearance  PopCulture.com
  4. ’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Paul Says Karine Is Missing, Police Searching For Reality Star  The Blast
  5. ’90 Day Fiancé’: Paul Staehle Says Karine Martins Has Put Baby Pierre in a ‘Dangerous Situation’  Showbiz Cheat Sheet
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, ’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Karine Files Restraining Order Against Paul, Sexual Assault Accusations – The Blast

Andrew McCarthy: Trump was personally targeted by FBI probe during Obama administration, new disclosures show

As I contended in “Ball of Collusion,” my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI — but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abetted by the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence agencies — was Donald Trump.

Source: Fox News, Andrew McCarthy: Trump was personally targeted by FBI probe during Obama administration, new disclosures show

Larry C. Johnson: Someone is Lying About Covid

Guest post by Larry C. Johnson

Claims by the media and the ego maniac Dr. Fauci about a tidal wave of Covid infections, I have first hand, albeit anecdotal evidence, that there is a lot of bullshit surrounding reports of people who have “tested” positive for Covid. My old friend Janet, who was the GM of a very popular hair salon, heard yesterday from two of her former employees that they had “tested positive” for Covid. At first she was very alarmed and concerned for there welfare until she heard the rest of the story (Paul Harvey’s signature line). Both reported neither had been to any testing facility nor had they provided any sample of any body fluid. But both were notified in the mail that they had “tested positive.”

Then there is my friend Rob. I learned from him this week that four of his buddies in the Miami area had gone to a testing facility and had filled out paperwork in preparation for being tested for Covid. But faced with a long line and interminable wait they drove off and did not have any samples collected. But guess what? All four were informed that they too were “positive” for Covid.

While this is anecdotal, these accounts are real and are not just isolated mistakes. Somebody in the testing chain is playing a dangerous, dishonest game. Informing perfectly healthy people that they have a positive result for a disease they have never been tested for is nothing more than Mega Bullshit.

I only know one person in my social network that has had Covid. He was never hospitalized and only felt tired and decided against spending the day skiing at Vail. I am not denying that Covid is real and that some people are infected by it, some are hospitalized and some die. But it is a very small percentage.

Here is the latest run down of what is going on at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. These are their figures, not mine:

Hospital / ICU Capacity

Total hospital beds: 839

Today’s patient census: 593

Today’s COVID+ patients total: 102 (103 yesterday)

Total ICU beds: 72 *

Today’s ICU census: 61 (51 yesterday)

COVID+ patients in ICU today: 25 (no change from yesterday)

* SMH increased its ICU capacity from 62 to 72 beds in June and has enough ventilators to create more than 100 ICU beds, if needed, to manage a surge.

COVID-19 Test Results

7-Day SMH positivity rate: 6.9% (down from 7.9% on July 24)

Patients who have tested positive (excluding repeat positives): 680 **

Patients who have tested negative: 11,042 **

** Reflects patients tested through SMH systems since March 2.

COVID-19 Patient Update ***

Patients hospitalized since outbreak began: 606 (598 yesterday)

Patients successfully treated/discharged: 580 (573 yesterday) {inpatients and patients treated in the ER but not hospitalized}

Patient deaths: 57 (56 yesterday)

*** Reflects cumulative number of patients treated at SMH since outbreak began in March.

While the media is busy telling you about Florida being a veritable hotbed of plague, the fact is that since March 1st, there have been a total of 57 deaths from Covid. I am sure that those who lost loved ones are generally sad about that, but in Florida where I live, we have lots of elderly souls who are dying every day. Let us put this in perspective–one person is dying from Covid at Sarasota Memorial Hospital every three days. The death rates from cancer and heart disease are probably higher.

And then we have Dr. “NO OPINION” Fauci. Except, he seems to have an opinion on a wide variety of topics that pander to Democrat propaganda memes. There is no logic nor consistency to Fauci’s pronouncements.

Early on Fauci proclaimed that Covid:

…is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.

What about masks? He told 60 Minutes in March:

“No, right now, people should not be wearing — there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask, . . . “When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet. But it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is,” Fauci 3.0 continued. “And often there are unintended consequences; people keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.”

All true. It was true then and is true now. But not in Fauci world. Executing an intellectual backward somersault reminiscent of gymnast Nadia Komenich’s flips in her prime, Fauci reversed himself, sort of:

But, he added, once it became clear people can spread the virus without knowing they’re sick, public health leaders realized the message needed to change.

“We have people who may not even know they’re infected and are inadvertently infecting others,” said Fauci.

So, does that mean that protestors at a Black Lives Matter riot or an Antifa fire bombing party must wear masks? Oh hell no. Even though Fauci now claims masks are essential to public health he insists he has no opinion on requiring masks for masses of disgruntled souls keen on torching their cities. Really?

What about strangers having sex? Masks required. Nope says Dr. Fauci, now convinced that he is the 21st Century version of Dr. Ruth, only taller.

What about people gathering in churches to worship in groups larger than 50? Verbotten says Herr Fauci unless you are Democrats attending one of the multiple funerals for deceased civil rights icon John Lewis, then it is okay to have a large gathering and forget about social distancing.

What Fauci and his media enablers are forgetting is that most Americans, even though a majority no longer work on farms, smell this bullshit ten miles away. It is rancid and putrid.

Thanks to Congressman Jim Jordan for calling out Fauci on his selective opining about what is and is not required for good public health:

It is now clear that Fauci’s dismal performance in trying to throw out the first pitch at the opener for the Washington Nats is a great metaphor for his competence as a Physician. Word to Fauci–Shut Up!

The post Larry C. Johnson: Someone is Lying About Covid appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.



Source: The Gateway Pundit, Larry C. Johnson: Someone is Lying About Covid

USDA issues health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic, posing choking hazard – USA TODAY

  1. USDA issues health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic, posing choking hazard  USA TODAY
  2. FSIS recalls Taquitos and Chimichangas Containing Diced Green Chilies: product may contain “hard plastic”  KWTX
  3. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, USDA issues health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic, posing choking hazard – USA TODAY

UK considering a coin to commemorate India’s Mahatma Gandhi

August 1, 2020

(Reuters) – Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, the Treasury said on Saturday, amid growing interest in recognizing the contributions of minorities.

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) to pursue recognition of Black, Asian and other minority individuals, the Treasury said.

“RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi”, the UK Treasury said in an emailed statement.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

America's Coin Shortage Is Getting Worse

America’s Coin Shortage Is Getting Worse

Tyler Durden

Sat, 08/01/2020 – 19:30

The nation’s coin shortage, prompted by less cash circulating as a result of Covid-19 – is getting worse.

And believe it or not, cash is still being used in 49% of payments that are $10 or below, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, reported on by Bloomberg.

The irony of the situation lies in the fact that the Fed can print trillions for bonds, but can’t come up with a couple of quarters to do its laundry. Despite the Fed’s best efforts to keep money circulating, there is still a coin shortage in the U.S. The effects are being felt in places like laundromats, where coins are used to do laundry.

Brian Wallace, president and CEO of the Coin Laundry Association (we swear this is an actual organization), said: “This is just an unexpected wrench in the works that I don’t think any of us could have anticipated, finding ourselves short on quarters.”

Only about 20% of laundromats offer a card option and 27% accept credit cards. In other words, most laundromats still rely on coins to do business. 

“The people that show up to the laundromat each weekend are there for a purpose. It’s an essential service. Anything that impedes that progress certainly impacts tens of millions of families that use vended laundry each week,” Wallace continued. 

Coinstar, which processed $2.7 billion worth of coins last year, collects an 11.9% fee from customers. The company has said its business has decreased during the lockdown, but it is now starting to see a slight bounce back. And despite operating in Japan, Canada, Italy, and several other European countries, it hasn’t seen the same issues outside the U.S. 

“There’s something unique about the U.S. that we can’t figure out why this has come to this crisis,” says Jim Gaherity, chief executive officer of Coinstar. “I don’t refer to it as a shortage, I refer to it as ‘We don’t have coin moving.’ It’s there, it’s just not in the right place.” 

Jerome Powell said in June that the shortage would be temporary, while at the same time U.S. mints spool up more production.

The Fed has, in the interim, put together a “coin task force” to liaise with companies like Coinstar to help come up with solutions. Organizations like the Coin Laundry Association have suggested the Fed distributing additional coins and prioritizing to “consumer businesses in the essential critical infrastructure workforce.”

Banks and businesses are also offering premiums and deals for turning in your coins. One Wisconsin bank is offering a $5 bonus for every $100 worth of coins that are turned in. Recall, days ago, we wrote that Chick-Fil-A was giving away free food to customers who paid in coins. 



Source: Zero Hedge, America’s Coin Shortage Is Getting Worse

DA: Suburban NYC Jail Guards Mistreated Female Inmates

NEW CITY, N.Y. — District Attorney Tom Walsh announced multiple indictments, that were handed down by a grand jury, of two Rockland County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers. The officers were indicted on multiple misdemeanors and felonies. The indictments were a result of an ongoing investigation into sexual mistreatment of female minority inmates.

John Kezek, 35, of Stony Point, NY, was indicted on 5 counts of Official Misconduct (misdemeanor). Kezek engaged in a course of sexual harassment of more than one female minority inmate.

Christopher Taggart, 39, of New City, NY, was indicted on 21 counts of Official Misconduct (misdemeanor) and 2 counts of Promoting Prison Contraband (felony). Taggart unlawfully introduced dangerous contraband into the Rockland County Jail and he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with female minority inmates.

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said “The indictments today bring to light an ongoing issue that arises from time to time of the mishandling of females incarcerated in the corrections systems. A defense attorney notified my office that her client was a victim of intimidation, misconduct, and sexual harassment which prompted this investigation. Far too often, female inmates are not considered to have the same rights as those of us who are walking the streets. We can’t allow a systemic issue of female minorities being mistreated in our jails. My office has worked diligently to ensure that all of our residents, whether incarcerated or not, are treated fairly and have their rights protected. The courage of these females who came forward to report this sexual harassment cannot be understated. They took a stand against individuals who were in a position of authority and have opened themselves up to further harassment and intimidation. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office will insure that this will not happen and vigorously prosecute anyone who dares to cross that line.”

No further details were released.

The post DA: Suburban NYC Jail Guards Mistreated Female Inmates appeared first on Breaking911.



Source: Breaking 911, DA: Suburban NYC Jail Guards Mistreated Female Inmates

U.S. Marshals Put Fyre Festival Merchandise Up for Auction – Billboard

  1. U.S. Marshals Put Fyre Festival Merchandise Up for Auction  Billboard
  2. Fyre Festival merch, assets being auctioned by US Marshals  Fox News
  3. You can buy merch from the doomed Fyre Festival, via the US Marshals  OregonLive
  4. Fyre Festival Merch Seized by U.S. Marshals Hits the Auction Block  Rolling Stone
  5. US Marshals Are Actually Auctioning Off Fyre Festival Merch  The Daily Beast
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, U.S. Marshals Put Fyre Festival Merchandise Up for Auction – Billboard

Power 5 Leaders Exploring Possibility of Staging Their Own Fall Sports Championships – Bama Maven

  1. Power 5 Leaders Exploring Possibility of Staging Their Own Fall Sports Championships  Bama Maven
  2. Power Five, NCAA are now officially adversaries, and a breakaway may only be a matter of time  CBS Sports
  3. ACC Announces that Fall Sports Will Begin Play in Week of September 7-12  SwimSwam
  4. Congressional bill would severely limit college athletes’ rights  MSN Money
  5. College Football News: Power 5 conferences may get their own championships this fall  A Sea Of Blue
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Power 5 Leaders Exploring Possibility of Staging Their Own Fall Sports Championships – Bama Maven

Pro-lifers arrested trying to chalk ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ at DC Planned Parenthood

Pro-lifers arrested trying to chalk ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ at DC Planned Parenthood

Short version:
“After applying and receiving our permit for this event today, after being told by the Metropolitan police that the Mayor has… ‘opened a Pandora’s box’ by painting public streets, we arrived to find six police cars threatening to arrest our team and students if they painted, even using the [tempera] paint we bought that the Police Department specifically requested,” explained SFLA President Kristan Hawkins.

Article
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two activists with Students for Life of America (SFLA) were arrested Saturday morning while peacefully attempting to chalk “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” outside of the Planned Parenthood megacenter in the nation’s capital.

SFLA had a permit and had communicated with the city about its plans to paint the street. This came following the city’s decision to allow a private organization to paint on the street a message in support of defunding the police. SFLA was asked to use tempera paint and had planned to do so.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser famously renamed a street near the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and had the slogan “BLACK LIVES MATTER” painted on the street there.

Early Saturday morning, police stopped the pro-lifers’ attempts to express their own message in paint. SFLA Strategic Partnerships Advisor Warner DePriest and SFLA student leader Erica Caporaletti from Towson University were then arrested on the scene. DePriest said in a Facebook live video (see below) that he was not read his Miranda Rights. The activists appear to have been charged with defacing public and/or private property.

Video taken in the early hours Saturday shows D.C. police threatening to arrest Students for Life team members preparing to paint “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” outside Planned Parenthood on 4th Street NE.

“After applying and receiving our permit for this event today, after being told by the Metropolitan police that the Mayor has… ‘opened a Pandora’s box’ by painting public streets, we arrived to find six police cars threatening to arrest our team and students if they painted, even using the [tempera] paint we bought that the Police Department specifically requested,” explained SFLA President Kristan Hawkins. “When we asked if we could at least use sidewalk chalk to chalk our anti-violence message on the streets, the police threatened to arrest us.”

Bowser “will be hearing from Students for Life’s attorneys about these unconstitutional efforts to limit speech to government-approved topics,” continued Hawins. “Today is National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day, meaning that thousands of pro-life students are in front of Planned Parenthood and other abortion vendor operation[s] praying and sharing the message that every child deserves hope and a future and that every mom deserves and will receive help.”

In a letter to the mayor about the planned event, Hawkins and other organizers noted: “Having opened the streets of your city for public expression, Students for Life of America requests the opportunity to add our voices to those concerned about how people of color are treated in America. Black [l]ives do matter, born and preborn, as too many people are lost in America today from causes that should be addressed and prevented for their disproportionate impact on minority communities … Your original decision to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the street is government speech. However, your decision to allow protestors to paint ‘Defund the Police’ opened the streets up as a public forum. You are not permitted to discriminate on the basis of viewpoint in making determinations relating to public assemblies in public [forums]. The message of the pre-born will not be silenced.”

In a statement, Hawkins added, “What you didn’t see today on the city’s streets will be coming to billboards across the country, because BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER, and we will not be silent. Viewpoint discrimination is not Constitutional, and we will take this to court if necessary.”

SFLA said more information about their billboard campaign will be released in the coming weeks.
Though only 13 percent of the female population, African American women make up 38 percent of all reported abortions. Four out of five Planned Parenthood abortion vendors are within walking distance of minority-dense neighborhoods, as noted in a Supreme Court amicus brief.

The massive D.C. Planned Parenthood is located next to Two Rivers Charter School in the district’s increasingly gentrifying NOMA neighborhood.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-pro-lifers-arrested-trying-to-chalk-black-preborn-lives-matter-at-planned-parenthood?utm_source=onesignal&utm_medium=push&utm_campaign=2020-08-01-LifeSiteNews

Source: 8kun Notables, Pro-lifers arrested trying to chalk ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ at DC Planned Parenthood

WARROOM OPERATION #STOPTHEBIAS- GIVE ME MY VOICE BACK!

5PMsh REMINDER: Google Don’t Like (You).

also unrelated
WARROOM OPERATION #STOPTHEBIAS
– GIVE ME MY VOICE BACK! –

Big Tech Google, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are hiding the #Covid19 Cure in an effort to sway the Election and force Mail in Voter Fraud. (chYna)
It’s not about your health, the virus, or the color of your skin, it’s about power. Democrats want power and control over (you).
Democrats will never win though, even with the media and Big Tech doing their bidding as long as Anons are Here.
We will target the #TechGiants and #FakeMedia and redpill their following. Redpill your local governor/senator/congressman as well.
‘GOOGLE TWITTER AND FACEBOOK CENSORS FREEDOM OF SPEECH’

-DJT
#StopTheBias https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1034907478566359041

Scouts – Notify us whenever a target tweets
TA – Target Primary Directly
Flanks – Target Secondary Directly
Unit Ops – Post This Op to your social to gather the masses

FIRE: 9AM 1PM 5PM and everytime they tweet.
TARGET (To be seen by google’s followers, use .@google in your reply to google tweets)
>Primary
https://twitter.com/Google
https://twitter.com/Youtube
https://twitter.com/Twitter
https://twitter.com/Facebook
>Secondary
https://twitter.com/msnbc
https://twitter.com/cnn
https://twitter.com/abc

HASH (Pick 1 – 2 Hashes per line)
#StopTheBias #FreeSpeech #Censorship #BigTechCensorship #BigTech #BigTechCorruption #surveillance #privacy
#google #twitter #facebook #youtube
#FrontlineDoctors #Hydroxychloriquineworks #BigTechIsTheThreat #COVID19 #HCQworks #WhiteCoatSummit
#Congress #BuyingCongress #AMERICASFREEDOM #MediaLies #fakemedia #FakeNews #WarRoomPandemic
#Qanon #WWG1WGA #QAmerica #MAGA #TUMP2020 #AmericaWorksTogether

MEMES
* Censorship By Google, Twitter, Facebook, social media, surveillance, privacy, free speech
Meme Folder: https://mega.nz/folder/hMplDZiA#ttp-iRrGPrcN2ycwdQvjTg
Last updated: 30-Jul-2020 Number of Images: 617 Size: 132M

CAPS
https://imgur.com/a/tqajRKS

VIDS
Tucker Carlson – Big Tech Google Twitter and Facebook are Hiding the Covid19 Cure in efforts to sway an Election.
https://twitter.com/ABCU_8/status/1289308154895859714
https://gofile.io/d/0Y3zQu

Rep Jim Jordan’s Opening Remarks At Big Tech’s Antitrust Hearing.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/snOxyqr_tnU

Americas Front Line Doctor Summit
https://americasfrontlinedoctorsummit.com/media/
>https://www.bitchute.com/embed/Pg4niRXbW1bk/
>https://www.bitchute.com/embed/ogYS33URfC1n/

Round Table Podcast with ABCU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI_An1Ned_w

Q
How Big Tech, Antifa, MSM Are Using Aggression, Suppression and Censorship to Reinforce D Narratives
https://qmap.pub/read/4553

Google Unfairly Influenced the 2016 Election in Hillary’s Favor by Millions of Votes
https://qmap.pub/read/3441

Google Also Under CIA Control?
https://qmap.pub/read/2992

Big Tech Censorship Will Lead to Their Breakup (Antitrust Regulations)
https://qmap.pub/read/2171

Google to be Regulated; MSM Defending at All Costs
https://qmap.pub/read/1947

INTEL
Big tech’s out to get conservatives. It’s time they face the consequences.
https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1288531314166190080

Free speech advocates call YouTube’s removal of coronavirus-related video ‘egregious censorship effort’
https://www.foxnews.com/media/youtube-video-removed-coronavirus-free-speech

Donald Trump Jr. On Big Tech Censorship: They believe in their speech, not free speech
https://saraacarter.com/donald-trump-jr-on-big-tech-censorship-they-believe-in-their-speech-not-free-speech/

Greg Steube Pledges ‘No More’ Big Tech Donations
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/07/30/greg-steube-pledges-no-more-big-tech-donations/

Trump Administration Directs Federal Communications Commission to Combat Big Tech
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelinepeltzer/2020/07/29/trump-issues-executive-order-preventing-online-censorship-n2573389

Recall Federal Licenses Issued to Technology Companies that Violate First Amendment Free Speech Rights
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/revoke-federal-licenses-issued-technology-companies-violate-first-amendment-free-speech-rights

‘The better the quality of information circulating among us, the less error it contains, the more truthful it is qualitatively, the better people we are.’
-Anonymous

#GodBless #Patriots.
-o7 WARROOM

DOUGH: https://qanonbin.com/paste/9OMg9doWA

Source: 8kun Notables, WARROOM OPERATION #STOPTHEBIAS- GIVE ME MY VOICE BACK!

Boat fags get wet

We interrupt this round of Poke the Shills to bring this update:

Sailboat PUFFY has stopped sailing again, she shifted port a little farther south on the island of Mallorca.

Source: 8kun Notables, Boat fags get wet

Kodak a first step: Trump White House plans new ways to break Chinese supply chain dominance

Kodak a first step: Trump White House plans new ways to break Chinese supply chain dominance

‘It doesn’t mean we can’t buy from certain sources. But you’ve got to think about it like a backup generator. You’ve got to have those sources in the United States, too.’ – White House official
As the Trump White House this week announced a major deal to pivot photo giant Kodak toward pharmaceutical manufacturing, it made clear this was just the first step in a broader plan to break Chinese dominance of supply chain in manufacturing.

With a focus first on healthcare manufacturing, the White House brokered a $765 million loan to Kodak after noticing 90% of the main ingredients of the most common pharmaceuticals taken each day in the United States are manufactured abroad.

Adam Boehler, CEO of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, is a lead administration official on the Kodak deal, and said the White House plans to move beyond drugs toward other medical supply areas vulnerably exposed during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re going down the list,” Boehler said in an interview with Just the News. “Look at masks, gloves. Right now, rubber gloves, they’re 80%, 90% made outside of the country, we can’t have that risk. It doesn’t mean we can’t buy from certain sources. But you’ve got to think about it like a backup generator. You’ve got to have those sources in the United States, too. So we’re going through list of items of PPE. We’re looking at generic pharmaceuticals, a number of other areas as well.”

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/kodak-first-step-trump-white-house-plans-new-ways-break-chinese

Source: 8kun Notables, Kodak a first step: Trump White House plans new ways to break Chinese supply chain dominance

Port Introduces Employee Training to Combat Human Trafficking

Remember FLOTUS Be Best?

https://www.portseattle.org/news/port-introduces-employee-training-combat-human-trafficking

Port Introduces Employee Training to Combat Human Trafficking

The Port of Seattle today announced the implementation of a new human trafficking awareness training for its employees, developed in partnership with Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST). This training – the first proprietary anti-human trafficking training developed by a port authority – will ensure that Port staff, and others who work at Port facilities, have the knowledge and resources to recognize and respond to instances of human trafficking.

“The Port has made a commitment to safety and security, that includes learning to help spot and stop human trafficking,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Peter Steinbrueck. “This training will provide our staff and partners with the know-how to interrupt the traffickers that make this issue such a pervasive local concern and reach victims of human trafficking to ensure the airport and our maritime facilities are safe and welcoming for our community.”

“Human traffickers often move victims through airports and seaports,” explains Mar Brettmann, CEO of BEST. “The Port of Seattle partnered with BEST to create two online human trafficking prevention courses—one for the maritime industry and another for the aviation industry. This training will help stop labor and sex trafficking in Washington state as aviation and maritime workers learn how to recognize and quickly respond to a human trafficking situation. All employees can assist people who are coerced to work against their will to once again find freedom and hope.”

The newly launched Port curricula – “Flights to Freedom: Human Trafficking Training Prevention” for aviation employees and “Ports to Freedom: Human Trafficking Training Prevention” for maritime employees – encompasses an e-Learning module and in-person trainings. The trainings ensure Port employees understand what human trafficking is, as well as how to identify, report and stop human trafficking that may take place in or around Port facilities. During January 2020 National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Port employees participated in one of three in-person trainings. Additionally, the Port Police Department has previously developed its own law enforcement-specific human trafficking intervention training.

Epicenter of Human Trafficking in Oregon?

https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Oregon-at-the-epicenter-of-human-trafficking-epidemic-566888001.html

Oregon at the epicenter of human trafficking epidemic; local organizations work to find solutions

MEDFORD, Ore. – January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Oregon police report that they encounter 3-5 victims of human trafficking per week; 80% of these victims are women, 50% are children.

“People don’t realize that sex trafficking with children is a silent epidemic in the United States,” said Kirsten Arreguin, the Director of Redemption Ridge.

“What we know is that traffickers will take their victims up and down the I5, stop in cities along the way for a couple of nights, make some money and then move on,” said Staysha Hackmann, the Sex Trafficking Intervention Coordinator for Community Works.
Hundreds of children are exploited along the I5 corridor on a monthly basis.

“Portland is the second largest city for forced child prostitution in the United States right after Las Vegas,” says Arreguin.

What evidence is in the Portland Courthouse(s)?

I think I understand a bit more, but I have no names to research.

Source: 8kun Notables, Port Introduces Employee Training to Combat Human Trafficking

Vindman describes 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' by Trump, allies in op-ed

Vindman describes ‘campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation’ by Trump, allies in op-ed

Former National Security Council (NSC) member Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said that his retirement in July was due to “a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies” that hampered the progression of his military career.

“This experience has been painful, but I am not alone in this ignominious fate,” Vindman wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday.

“The circumstances of my departure might have been more public, yet they are little different from those of dozens of other lifelong public servants who have left this administration with their integrity intact but their careers irreparably harmed,” he continued.

Vindman announced last month that he would be retiring from the military, after his attorney said “it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will forever be limited,” in a statement.

Last year, Vindman testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the House impeachment inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/510143-vindman-describes-campaign-of-bullying-intimidation-and-retaliation

Source: 8kun Notables, Vindman describes ‘campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation’ by Trump, allies in op-ed