NYT columnist goes for a jog, sees no mayhem and declares that New York's alleged surge in crime is a 'nonexistent crisis'

Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist, has figured out that the doom and gloom over rampant violence and lawlessness in the largest US city is unfounded hysteria over a “nonexistent crisis.”

All he needed to find the truth of the matter and prove the alarmists wrong was to go for a jog in the city Wednesday morning. “Am sorry to report that I saw very few black-clad anarchists,” Krugman tweeted after his run. “Also, the city is not yet in flames.”

Based on that conclusion, Krugman speculated on whether President Donald Trump could win over voters by “hammering on a nonexistent crisis of order in America’s cities.” He added, “You would think not, but I’m not 100 percent confident.” He capped a long string of tweets by saying it’s “important to realize that claims of urban anarchy are almost entirely fantasy.”

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Never mind that murders in New York City are up 35 percent from 2019’s pace from January through August 23, according to police data. Shootings are up even more dramatically, rising 82 percent year to date and more than doubling the year-earlier rate since June.

Never mind that thousands of wealthy New Yorkers are fleeing the city, leaving a record high of more than 13,000 apartments vacant in Manhattan. Many are moving out of the region altogether or heading for the suburbs. July home sales in the suburbs around New York City surged 44 percent on year, while plunging 56 percent in Manhattan.

The New York Times last week explained away the exodus as stemming almost entirely from fears of living in dense urban areas amid the Covid-19 pandemic — and while some certainly are leaving on coronavirus anxiety — that is not the whole story. The article admits in the 12th paragraph that some home buyers are concerned about “reports of rising crime.”

Radio host Buck Sexton said Krugman’s assertion was part of a “new lib journo game of ‘I went outside in daylight in a nice neighborhood and the city wasn’t on fire, so haha Trumpers.'”

Journalist John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist compared Krugman’s analysis to CNN’s Jim Acosta visiting the US-Mexico border, looking at the vast scrubland around him and, “seeing no smugglers or migrants in the bushes, declared there was no border crisis.”

Other Twitter users mocked Krugman, suggesting that he make the same run at night and that he should get the Nobel prize in the category of “I didn’t experience it, ergo it doesn’t exist.” Chloe Valdary, a writer and diversity trainer, tweeted: “NYC just surpassed 1,000 shootings pre-Labor Day, Paul. We don’t have to exaggerate our problems, but neither do we need to downplay them.”

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Report: Hunter Biden invested in Chinese company linked to human-rights abuses

Former Vice President Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign promise to crack down on American businesses with financial ties to humanitarian abuses in China has hit a snag, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

It’s because his son, Hunter Biden, already at the center of the Ukraine scandal, holds a stake in a Chinese surveillance company that is under U.S. sanctions for human rights violations.

Hunter Biden owns part of Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity, which initially invested in Megvii, a Chinese tech company under U.S. sanctions that specializes in facial recognition software.

In it application process for listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Bohai declared it owned nearly 2% of Megvii through two holding companies.

The Free Beacon noted ethical issues have been raised about Hunter Biden’s lucrative positions with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma while Joe Biden was overseeing Ukraine policy as vice president.

Hunter Biden also has been criticized for partnering with the state-run Bank of China to launch a Chinese investment firm.

“But in this instance, Hunter Biden’s business deals are not just representative of nepotism or a conflict of interest—Joe Biden has promised to go after companies like the one his son is invested in,” the Free Beacon noted.

Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce listed Megvii among the sanctioned corporations that were “implicated in human-rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups.”

Joe Biden has promised to “prohibit U.S. companies from abetting repression and supporting the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state.”

Hunter Biden has no legal obligation to sell, but human rights activists believe foreign investors in effect are aiding Chinese persecution of the minority Uyghur population.

World Uyghur Congress project coordinator Ryan Barry told the Free Beacon that U.S. investors “absolutely” are ethically bound to divest from companies connected to China’s persecution of minorities.

The Commerce Department’s designation said Megvii was “enabling activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States.”

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Biden Campaign Cuts Livestream as Fox News Reporter Peter Doocy Forces Biden to Admit He Did Not Sound the Alarm About Covid in January (VIDEO)

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy on Wednesday forced Joe Biden to admit he did not warn President Trump about what had to be done to combat Covid in January.

Biden was about to leave his campaign event on Wednesday when Peter Doocy shouted a question at him.

Biden was not happy when he realized the reporter shouting at him was Peter Doocy: “I know you always ask a hostile question, but go ahead,” Biden said.

The two have sparred in the past many times because Doocy often confronts Biden and humiliates him.

Biden has repeatedly lied about being the first to warn about Covid back in January of this year and Doocy called him out on that lie on Wednesday.

Peter Doocy asked Biden why he was holding crowded campaign rallies in March if he thought Covid was so dangerous in January.

Biden looked stunned and went on and on in a long-winded nonsensical rant.

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Biden’s campaign cut their livestream off before Doocy asked a question exposing Biden’s lies.

Biden did not warn President Trump about the seriousness of Covid in January.

In fact, Biden called President Trump a xenophobe and a fear-monger for shutting down travel to and from China in January.

Roll the tape!

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Trump pivots to narrow coronavirus testing strategy as election looms – POLITICO

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Biden to visit Kenosha, meet with Jacob Blake's family

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Pompeo Unveils Extensive New Restrictions On Chinese Diplomats In US

Pompeo Unveils Extensive New Restrictions On Chinese Diplomats In US

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Wed, 09/02/2020 – 19:45

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday morning announced severe new restrictions on Chinese diplomats in the United States.

He cited that American diplomats in China “face constant barriers to their work” and so Washington is responding in a commensurate way.

“Today, the State Department imposed new requirements on senior PRC diplomats conducting meetings and events in the U.S. We will always advocate for fair treatment of our diplomats abroad,” Pompeo introduced.

Google Maps Street view of the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C.

This includes requiring senior Chinese diplomats working in the US to seek formal approval from the State Department in order to visit any American university campus or meet with local or state government officials.

In a press briefing the top US diplomat cited China’s own “opaque approval process” for American diplomatic personnel working in China, which ultimately prevents them from “conducing regular business, attending events, securing meetings, and connecting with the Chinese people.”

He specifically called out restrictions facing US staff when it comes to accessing Chinese university campuses, and even engaging the local population via media or social media.

Even cultural events hosted by the Chinese embassy which are “off campus” – or outside Chinese missions – which include over 50 people will also require formal US approval.

Pompeo’s remarks emphasized that Washington is in essence imposing on China the exact same set of restrictive hurdles routinely facing Americans in Beijing.

Last year the State Department said the Chinese embassy must merely “notify” US officials in advance, but this takes things to a new level, with the US giving itself complete power of oversight on whether a meeting or event can even proceed.

This also comes after days ago Pompeo said he hopes the state-sponsored Confucius Institue will be gone from US soil by year’s end.



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AG Bill Barr Warns The National Mail-In Ballot Effort Will De-legitimize The U.S. Government…

…and he is correct.  That is exactly why the leftists within the Democrat party are pushing for it.  The extreme left know they can destroy the republican form of government by forcing a fraudulent election result on the American people.  … Continue reading

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