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BrutalTruth101 [S] 4 points ago

Why did the corona virus hit NY so hard... How many were infected at theNY Chinese New Year... Here is Chuck Shumer frolicking (As much as Chuck can frolic) at the 2020 New York City China New Year Parade on February 9th... He Accuses Trump of being late to recognize the threat.

1/31 Trump bans travel from China.Media and multiple Democrats slam his decision calling it racist/xenophobic.

2/5 Chuck Schumer in a tweet continues to call Trumps’ travel ban from China “premature.”

2/7 White House’s Coronavirus Task Force gives press briefing.

2/8 Schumer marches in Chinese New Year Parade in which countless people were likely infected.

2/9 White House Coronavirus Task Force meets with all governors regarding virus,

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 1 point ago

Linda Abramowitz Kight:

I was tired of hearing how Trump called the virus a hoax and “did nothing” until March.

... So I did research. Here’s the real timeline of what happened (all of this BEFORE we had even one death in the US) :

1/6 CDC issues travel advisory for Wuhan.

1/11 CDC tweets about corona related “pneumonia outbreak in China”

1/14 WHO tweets that there is no evidence of human to human transmission.

1/17 CDC started doing health screenings at 3 airports of travelers from China.

1/21 first case in US for someone who traveled directly from Wuhan.

1/23 WHO again says no human to human transmission outside of China.

1/27 WHO raises alert level but is still saying China has it contained.

1/28 CDC states “ While CDC considers covid a serious situation and is taking preparedness measures, the immediate risk in the US is considered low.”

1/29 White House announces Coronavirus Task Force created. Note - this is despite the WHO downplaying the threat!

1/31 Trump bans travel from China.

Media and multiple Democrats slam his decision calling it racist/xenophobic. 2/5 Trump acquitted (impeachment).

2/5 Chuck Schumer in a tweet continues to call Trumps’ travel ban from China “premature.”

2/7 White House’s Coronavirus Task Force gives press briefing.

2/9 White House Coronavirus Task Force meets with all governors regarding virus.

2/12 CDC waiting for approval from Chinese for CDC team to travel to China.

2/18 HHS announces partnership to develop vaccine.

2/21 Italy identifies its very first case in their country.

2/21 CDC tweets that it is working with States for preparedness.

2/24 Trump sent letter to Congress asking for $25B for virus effort.

2/24 Nancy Pelosi made a stop in Chinatown and encouraged people to “please come and visit and enjoy Chinatown.”

2/25 there is still no reported community spread in the US!!! (Per CDC tweet.)

2/27 first community transmission in US.

2/27 Trump appoints Pence to coordinate efforts.

2/29 FIRST reported Covid19 death in US.

It is helpful to look at the actual timeline. All of this happened BEFORE the 1st death in US.

I got most of this info from CDC tweets so anyone can look it up to check for accuracy. There were many more actions in between, I just took some highlights.

Fact check it to see how accurate this is. Nobody's excusing anyone, just checking the timeline.

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 1 point ago

MARKET PLUNGES OVER OIL, NOT THE CORONAVIRUS Mar 9, 2020 RUSH: The Drive-By Media wants you to think that this massive stock market plunge is because of the coronavirus. Some of it is, but the vast majority of this has nothing to do with the coronavirus.

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/09/market-plunges-over-oil-not-the-coronavirus/

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 2 points ago

Trying to appeal to Latinos... They like guns too.

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 0 points ago

Maybe they could add the reddit code that lets you paste in images...

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 9 points ago

The daughter of Hugo Chavez, the former president who once declared 'being rich is bad,' may be the wealthiest woman in Venezuela, according to evidence reportedly in the hands of Venezuelan media outlets.

Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president's second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2 billion, Diario las Americas reports.

The figure would make Gabriela Chavez wealthier than media mogul Gustavo Cisneros, whom Forbes named the wealthiest Venezuelan earlier this year with $3.6billion in assets.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3192933/Hugo-Chavez-s-ambassador-daughter-Venezuela-s-richest-woman-according-new-report.html

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 2 points ago

Is Biden corrupt? All is explained in this French documentary: There are on camera interviews with principals in the investigation. The short version is Joe Biden was being bribed by oligarch Zlochevsky to keep his assets from being seized in the Ukraine and London. Zlochevsky was the former Minister of Power under Poroshenko. He transferred state energy assets to Burisma.

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 7 points ago

Maybe his Notorious B.I.G.

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 2 points ago

Well here’s the game and right now we are converging on a point and they understand this. We could take the whole thing down. We can take, the whole thing’s built on a house of sand…

If they [China] devalue their currency they are just going to flood more out. They got $3 trillion of reserves and trust me, in a New York second that thing would flood out in a second. That’s what their own people think about their economy. We’ve allowed these guys to push us around. We’ve allowed these guys to take the South China Sea…

This trade war is going to end in victory and what you’re going to see is a reorientation of the entire supply chain out of China…You can feel it in Hong Kong. The economy is sluggish. The question is – is the slowing Hong Kong Economy related to the protests which clearly have negatively impacted the local Hong Kong businesses or is the Hong Kong downturn related to a slowing China economy. Now we know the answer.

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 11 points ago

Ahhh Remembering Obama Abuse of Office...Obama cuts 170 $99,999,999.99 checks... So why were the payments kept just a penny under $100m? To avoid caps on discretionary spending imposed by Congress... Dennis Hastert in prison for "structuring".

More questions were raised last week over the $1.3 billion. Strangely, the money was delivered to the mullahs in 13 installments of $99,999,999.99 drawn from a special State Department account known as the Judgment Fund. State can dip into the account to pay foreign claims against the U.S. without getting congressional approval.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-buys-iran-privacy-at-99-999-99999-a-pop

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BrutalTruth101 [S] 5 points ago

https://russia-insider.com/en/all-about-putins-new-14-billion-natural-gas-plant-siberia-2nd-biggest-world/ri28003?fbclid=IwAR0MlY3OldaX792JjSL3Hwm4gFaXMYilwHGXCQynZcRjqYpOtVkCY7GoHfk#.XfIPgL1xVHs.facebook All About Putin's New $14 Billion Natural Gas Plant in Siberia, the 2nd Biggest in the World F. William Engdahl 23 hours ago | 1500 words 1,900 19 About the author: F. William Engdahl has been writing about energy, finance, geopolitics, and oil since the early 1980s, and his writing about Russia, a country which he travels to frequently, has been simply excellent.

An American, he lives in Berlin, Germany, and speaks fluent German, a language in which he is also widely published. He is the author of several books.

Engdahl is a heavy-weight, and always worth listening to.

Summary:

In early 2014 Washington staged a blatant coup d’etat in Ukraine breaking the historic relationship with Russia and setting the stage for the subsequent NATO demonization of Russia. The one in charge for the Obama Administration of the Ukraine coup was then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Today a bizarre Democrat impeachment attempt aimed at President Donald Trump has curiously enough put the spotlight on the dubious role that Joe Biden played in Ukraine affairs in 2014 and after. That Biden-steered coup had the unintended effect of causing a 180 degree geopolitical pivot of Moscow from West to East. The opening of a massive new gas pipeline now is only one of those unintended consequences.

On December 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the official opening of the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline to Asia, servicing the growing China gas market. It met the planned deadline punctually, to the month. This marked the first Russian pipeline gas deliveries to China. In a videolink with China President Xi Jinping, Putin remarked, “This step is bringing Russian-Chinese strategic cooperation in energy to a whole new level.” Xi called it “a milestone project for the bilateral energy cooperation.”

The opening, a huge engineering feat, completes a pipeline through Russia’s Eastern Siberia north of Mongolia to the border with China, running more than 2,200 kilometers across Russia’s east territories. It is the largest gas pipeline project in the world to date.

The pipeline is designed to deal with temperatures as low as 62 C minus, and withstand earthquakes along its route. It begins in the Chayanda gas field in Yakutia and completes the Russian section at Blagoveshchensk on the Russia–China border. There, via two underwater pipelines under the Amur River, it connects with a Chinese gas line going south to Shanghai, the 3,371-kilometer-long Heihe–Shanghai pipeline in China. The world’s largest market demand increase for gas fuel in recent years has been China.

In May 2014, Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a $400 billion 30-year agreement for gas to be supplied via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The Russian gas deliveries to China will be 38 billion cubic meters per year when it reaches peak in 2025. In 2018 China natural gas consumption was 280 bcm, so the Siberian contribution is significant. It will eventually supply some 10% of China’s total gas needs for electricity and heating, to China’s underdeveloped northeast regions and south as far as Shanghai. But the project is about much more than gas to China.

AMUR GPP

Completion of the major Power of Siberia pipeline to China involves more than a pipeline running through 2,200 kilometers of remote Russia. It is also being used as a catalyst to develop major industry in the economically underdeveloped Russian Far East as well, a priority of the Russian government in recent years.

A little discussed parallel development tied to the construction of the Power of Siberia pipeline is Gazprom’s decision to build Russia’s largest gas-processing chemical facility, the Amur Gas Processing Plant, or the Amur GPP. The Amur GPP is the largest construction project in Russia’s Far East, a $14 billion complex near Svobodny on the Zeya River in Amur Oblast, some 170 kilometers from the gas pipeline’s China connection point. The Amur GPP scale is enormous, the size of 1,100 football fields.

The complex will use a portion of the huge gas reserves of the Power of Siberia fields in East Siberia to produce a mix of petrochemicals that will include ethane, propane, butane, pentane-hexane fraction and 60 million cubic meters of helium annually.

These are all industrial chemical components in strong demand. Most important is the large production of helium, a byproduct of natural gas used in space industry, metallurgy, medicine and other areas. Amur GPP will be the largest helium production plant in the world. Ethane, propane, butane, pentane-hexane will be used to produce polymers, plastics, lubricants and other things including motor fuel.

Regional Development

The Amur GPP project when complete in 2025 will be the largest gas processing plant complex in Russia and second largest in the world, bringing major new economic activity to the underdeveloped Far East region, a priority of the Russian government. In August 2017 Russian President Putin was present for the first pouring of the concrete foundation for the complex.

In his remarks he noted that, “In the past 50 years, our country has not seen anything similar. Neither the Soviet Union nor Russia have implemented projects of this scale. This plant’s capacity will be 42 billion, which is a breakthrough not only for the industry but also in the overall development of the Russian Far East.”

Putin added, “During peak periods, the construction will require several thousand people, or almost 25,000 workers, to be more precise. Once the plant is complete, it will employ 2,500 to 3,000 people, which will allow us not only to move forward in gas production but also to create conditions for building another giant plant in the country and one of the largest in the world.” The production from the Amur plant complex will be marketed for export to the Asian market as well as expanding the gas supply network for Yakutia and the Amur Region where until now commercial gas is almost non-existent.

The strategic partner of Gazprom responsible for the processing equipment and other engineering technology is the German company, Linde, a world leader in such specialized technology.

The Amur GPP complex will bring a major boost to Svobodny which like many towns in the remote Far East has been losing population following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The construction phase as noted is employing some 25,000 engineers and construction workers, most drawn from the region, adding a major economic boost.

In addition Gazprom is building 42 new apartment buildings and 36 townhouses for some 5,000 people in Svobodny who will be permanently employed at the facility. There will also be a new school and kindergarten with a swimming pool, clinic, sports and cultural institutions. As well, Gazprom is cooperating with Amur State University and the Far Eastern Federal University, with new courses to train future specialists in chemical technology. The municipal government is already benefiting from tax payments from the presence of the project.

Pivot east

Ironically, we can title this the ‘Biden Memorial Pipeline.’ Had the Obama Administration not launched their coup d’etat in 2013 at Maidan Square in Kiev, with the subsequent ouster of the elected president in February 2014 in favor of literal neo-nazi parties and corrupt oligarchs under a US puppet regime, the completion of the Power of Siberia pipeline to China would likely not exist today. Negotiations with Beijing for the pipeline had been dragging on for more than ten years when the Ukraine coup took place. After that coup a final agreement was secured by Moscow with Beijing in a matter of weeks as Putin engineered a geopolitical pivot to the East away from NATO.

Vice President Joe Biden was named by Obama to oversee the Ukraine coup and its aftermath, which apparently included some corrupt sweetheart deals for Hunter Biden and possibly Joe Biden with Ukraine gas company Burisma.

The coup, carried out by then CIA head John Brennan, using sniper mercenaries from neighboring Georgia, together with neocon US State Department official Victoria “F**k the EU” Nuland, was one of the more foolish geopolitical blunders of Washington in recent decades. The pro-NATO coup was initiated when Viktor Yanukovich’s government had decided to accept generous Russian terms to join her Eurasian Economic Union rather than a vague promise of possible EU membership candidate status.

Today Ukraine is treated with outcast status by the EU, and its economy is a shambles as a result of the break with Russia. In May, 2014, just weeks after the CIA toppled the duly elected government of Viktor Yanukovich in what Stratfor founder George Friedman called, “…the most blatant coup in (US) history,” Moscow signed the agreement with Beijing for the Gas Pipeline Deal of the Century, the Power of Siberia.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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