“It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? It just keeps getting worse and worse.”
– Grady Seasons in The Color of Money
Just when you thought America would eventually get over its addiction to scapegoating The Russians!™ for helping any anti-establishment or political outsider to get elected, there they go again.
As I predicted earlier this morning, it was only a question of time before the US establishment would blame those dastardly Russians for Bernie Sanders double-digit lead in national polls.
It was only yesterday, when we learned how the “IC” aka the vaunted Intelligence Community (a verified oxymoron at this point) has finally decided that the Russians are already active behind the scenes trying to swing the 2020 US Presidential Election in favor of President Trump.
Then 24 hours later the great paragon of honest journalism, the Washington Post, then tells us that intelligence officials have briefed Senator Bernie Sanders about how Russia is attempting to elevate his presidential campaign (no actual specifics were given, only a gut feeling we’re told) as part of a grand plot to “interfere with the Democratic contest.”
Of course, the Post’s source for this ‘bombshell’ was no one specific, just “according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence” […]
via U.S. Intel Briefs Bernie Sanders That Russia is Trying to Boost His Presidential Run
Leave it to Portlandia to figure out how to create hydro-power without building a dam! Portlandians are now generating free electricity every time they turn on the tap! If you live in Portland, Oregon, your lights are now powered in part by the water flowing through your pipes.
The city recently installed new municipal water pipes equipped with four 42-inch turbines that create electricity from the water passing through them.
Historically, hydropower has been created by damming rivers and installing turbines inside the dams, which can be damaging to fish and the river itself.
Tap-water hydropower creates virtually no effect on wildlife, as it is simply harnessing the energy of water that’s already flowing through the pipes […]
via Portland Installs Turbines in City Water Pipes To Create Free Electricity — Return to Now
Written by Ethan Huff
Roughly five months before the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) reared its ugly head, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing about America’s growing reliance on Chinese pharmaceuticals. And one of the things discussed – or perhaps admitted, depending on how you look at it – is the fact that a shocking 97 percent of all antibiotics in the United States now come from China.
During the discussion, Gary Cohn, who was President Trump’s chief economic advisor at the time, warned against the Commander-in-Chief waging a trade war against China because China could retaliate by simply cutting off the supply of life-saving medications to our own citizens.
“If you’re the Chinese and you want to really just destroy us, just stop sending us antibiotics,” Cohn stated, citing a report by the Department of Commerce showing that nearly all antibiotics are now made in China.
It was almost a shot heard ’round the world concerning the national security risks inherent to a U.S.-China trade war, seeing as how not just antibiotics but all other drugs, as well as many other consumer products, originate there. By outsourcing even our system of medicine to a communist country that in many ways hates us really wasn’t a smart thing to do, in other words.
But that’s where we currently stand nearly half a year later as Trump’s trade war has coincided with the unleashing of a deadly new virus that has the potential to become a global pandemic. We’re already seeing it spread to the four corners of the earth, including in areas where people didn’t necessarily even visit Wuhan, the epicenter of this latest disease outbreak […]
97% of antibiotics are made in China ‘supply chain Armageddon’