Thought for the day

"In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of Courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men – each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient – they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul." -- Profiles in Courage

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BREAKING NEWS COMMENTARY CHINA: WHEN PEOPLE PROTEST ON THE STREETS OF NATIONS 'DEEP STATE' INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ON THE MOVE MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:45

As the stories came out of China this weekend of people protesting COVID restrictions, lockdowns with mainstream media making noise about them my "BS Meter" was quickly triggered.

People doing the same thing these people did were not given the major attention nor the sympathetic treatment those who protested restrictive COVID policies in Western nations were.

They were "extremists" "mentally ill" "Anti-Semites" "Neo-Nazis" "Far-Right" etc. etc.

Commentary: Living in Shanghai as tensions mount under China's zero-COVID policy MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:35

“Did you hear? About what happened last night,” my friend asked me as we walked out of a spin class in the heart of downtown Shanghai’s Jing’an district on Sunday (Nov 27).

“What do you mean? I saw some friends sending pictures and videos in our WeChat group but I haven’t looked at them yet,” I responded.

Chinese authorities seek out COVID-19 protesters MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:34

Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city's streets.

China signals no change to zero-Covid-19 policy amid mass protests that challenge Xi MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 09:19

China has signalled that it will stick with its longstanding zero-Covid-19 policy despite mass demonstrations breaking out across the country over its harsh containment measures, with some protesters openly calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

The unprecedented wave of protests spread to Shanghai as well as universities in some cities, including Beijing and Nanjing.

And in a rare instance of public protest against the Chinese leadership, a video showed a group shouting: “Down with the Communist Party, down with Xi Jinping!”

Zero-Tolerance: Chinese Lockdown Protests Intensify In Rare Display Of Defiance MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:18

Protests in China over President Xi Jinping's zero-tolerance Covid-19 measures have intensified - expanding from Beijing and the far western Xinjiang region to several other major cities, including Wuhan, Shanghai, and the eastern city of Nanjing, according to video and photos circulating on social media.

It finally happened.

After markets had ignored for months the rising tension between China's artificial Covid Zero lockdowns - which are there not to protect the economy from covid as even the wokest mask-breathers realize by now that the latest diluted iteration of Wuhan's most infamous export is no different than the flu...

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