Passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 17, 1993, PL 103-199 created the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The legislation authorized the design and construction of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. for and with the participation of “all groups that have suffered under communism.”
Friday, and another grim milestone of yet another day and another month of America held hostage. Yet there are a number of very big things happening that lets me be just a bit cautiously optimistic.
- Open and growing protests against blue state tyranny.
- Open revolt in some Democrat/Leftist quarters against covering up Joe Biden's alleged sexual assault.
- Smoking gun proof that key FBI and IC personnel conspired to frame General Mike Flynn as a means to ultimately overthrow President Trump. And this reaches all the way to Obama...and Biden.
Amy Wright’scoffee business has five locations and about 120 workers, all of whom have intellectual or developmental disabilities. When the Coronavirus pandemic struck, she had to close her stores and temporarily lay off these hardworking employees.
For most of them, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is their first job. It offers a source of stability and meaningful wages to help them save for the future. Like many Americans these past few months, they felt fear and uncertainty about when the next paycheck would come.
This month, Wright’s small business was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program loan. As a result, “all of our employees are back on the payroll today,” she says.
“At Bitty & Beau's,we like to use the phrase called ‘not broken,’” employee Michael Heup said today. “I know the great country of the United States isn't broken, either.”
The Paycheck Protection Program(PPP) officially relaunched yesterday. After distributing $350 billion in loans to 1.6 million small businesses earlier this month, the program ran out of funds in just 14 days. Thanks to pressure from President Trump, Congressional Democrats eventually agreed to replenish the popular program.
White House staffers said the president works around the clock and can make five dozen work-related calls a day during the pandemic. “I can tell you that the biggest concern I have as a new chief of staff is making sure he gets some time to get a quick bite to eat,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told The Post.
“I get phone calls from him early in the morning and at the end of the day,” said Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. “I think I work hard. I put in probably 12 hour days seven days a week and he runs circles around all of us,” Navarro said. “He never seems to tire."
Officials don’t dispute that Trump often has a TV screen on during the day, but said that’s a reasonable thing to do. They also do not deny that the president powers through the day on Diet Coke. Trump monitoring TV news coverage “is like a linebacker watching tape,” the first official said. “How else are we going to know what’s being said and what’s being reported out there?”
Trump’s schedule generally is grueling for reporters and officials whose personal lives are tied to his activities. On Easter, for example, Trump was working in the Oval Office to broker an oil production agreement between Saudi Arabia and Russia.“ We watch him work and work and work, and we get frustrated by the inaccurate coverage, which does not reflect the hard work and leadership we witness every day,” the second official said.
said that sustained damage to the economy and the lives of over 20 million recently unemployed Americans may not heal after implementing "draconian" measures.
Hume added that, to his knowledge, there is not "really powerful evidence" that the shutdown is "making any difference at all."
"I think it's time to consider the possibility that this lockdown – as opposed to the more moderate mitigation efforts – is a colossal public policy calamity," he stated. "That the damage to the economy, businesses that I see, businesses are closing. Many may not reopen. Those jobs will be lost. Those businesses will be lost. Those incomes will be lost."
"So, the question then becomes, 'What to do about the draconian lockdown? And, that is where I think people who are complaining have a real point ... these protesters have a just cause."
Peter Navarro emphasizes the threat China poses to the United States
"This is a war. It’s a war that China started by spawning the virus, by hiding the virus, by hoarding personal protective equipment during the time it hid the virus. And now it’s ironic, in my view, disgusting that they’re profiteering from that. So, this is — that’s the big picture as I see it.”
“This is the most dangerous adversary we have ever faced.”
US Troops' Retirement Savings Are Funding the Chinese Military
Congressman Waltz said in a video he tweeted earlier this week:
"Every month, me included as a National Guardsman, we contribute to this 401K-style plan. Well guess what? Billions of dollars from it are going over to Beijing and funding Chinese shipbuilding, plane building and all types of companies. Many of which are close to the Chinese Communist Party, some of which are even on the U.S. sanctions lists."
"We cannot have the American military who’s out on the frontlines retirement account funding their biggest adversary in the 21st Century. America, we need to wake up. We are in a Cold War with China, they are certainly in one with us. And we would be no more funding their industry through our retirement than we would the Soviet Union and companies in Russia years ago. We need to think about this differently and this has got to stop."
Everyone who has been paying attention knows that the epidemiological models on which the current shutdown mania is based have been proved to be wrong, wrong, wrong. Yet, zombie-like, they continue to influence our ill-informed policymakers.
Empty hospitals during a pandemic?? Evidence that the disease may not be another Spanish Flu? The huge extent to which the disease is a bane of the very old, especially those in nursing homes, not of the whole American population? How many stories have you seen about the death rate in different age categories, as in the data shown in the tables in this analysis?
The American people are terrified, but all media seem to do is fan the flames of more terror, even though there is encouraging news out there on the health front (albeit not on the economic front).
"Unscientific coronavirus hysteria is a matter of sheer political power"