Sunday, April 3, 2022

Another American big business (sports, that's all it is) in bed with China. Disgusting.

Monday, June 14, 2021

How to Kill Bark Scale (from China) on Crape Myrtles

There are countless examples of pest plants and insects and other animals that have been brought to this country from China - all via shipping of goods in containers.  When taken out of their natural habitat, with natural predators, it can be devastating.  A good question was asked by a friend - what have we shipped to them that has decimated some plant or crop of theirs?

"Bark scale originates from China and was brought to the U.S. in 2010. A&M has identified this pest as Eriococcus lagerstroemiae, and suspects that it was brought into the U.S. on a crape myrtle plant."

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Chinese ties to American media

"Despite the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) record of oppression, corporate media outlets are parroting the authoritarian government's propaganda, even in the midst of an outbreak the CCP worsened through a cover-up. Many of those media outlets have financial ties to Chinese companies with intense oversight from the CCP."

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Engineer Sentenced for Taking Missile Technology to China

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday that former Raytheon engineer Wei Sun has been sentenced to 38 months in prison for transferring sensitive missile technology to China in violation of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

Sun, 49, is a Chinese national and naturalized U.S. citizen who worked as a highly-skilled electrical engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in Tucson, Arizona, from 2009 until 2019. RMS manufactures surface-to-air, air-to-ground, and ballistic missiles for various branches of the U.S. military. 

Sun obtained a secret-level security clearance in the course of his employment, which was necessary because his work required "access to information directly relating to advanced and sensitive missile defense-related technology, some of which constituted defense articles controlled and regulated under the Arms Control Export Act," as the January 2020 indictment against him explained.

In December 2018, Sun departed for China, Hong Kong, and Cambodia on a personal trip, bringing his RMS company-issued laptop computer with him. The laptop held sensitive data covered under the AECA and the regulations that implemented it, the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).

While he was overseas, he used the company laptop and his Raytheon email account to tell the company he intended to resign his position to study and work abroad. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

China Ties to US Riots Exposed by Trevor Loudon

"Most of the riots that racked the United States within the last few months were organized by two socialist organizations that have close ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said Trevor Loudon, author, and filmmaker, who has been researching radical and terrorist groups and their covert influence on mainstream politics for more than 30 years."

Monday, July 27, 2020

What China Has Done to Starve U.S. Hospitals of Key Medical Equipment is Unforgivable

China lied and people died. In December, China ordered its scientists to
destroy samples that showed they had a pneumonia-like virus on their hands.
They strong-armed doctors from trying to spread the word, kept medical staff
in the dark, and prevented new cases of what we know was the Wuhan
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, from being reported. And now doctors who tried to
raise awareness have vanished. Vloggers documenting the situation on the
ground have also disappeared. China allowed Chinese New Year to be
celebrated which led to scores of people being exposed. In all, some 5
million people had left Wuhan by the time the Chinese government got its act
together. It was too late. And now, their incompetence caused this pandemic.

The world economy has ground to a halt. And while we're dealing with this
nonsense, China has also reportedly tried to corner the market on personal
protection equipment which is essential for health care workers around the
world. The Trump administration is fully aware of the situation and is
mulling legal action. The New York Post quoted one senior lawyer said
China's actions concerning this alleged hoarding is akin to a first-degree
murder charge (via NY Post):

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What will the US defense industry do when China cuts off rare earth supplies?

he latest comments follow a meeting of China's state economic planner, the
National Development and Reform Commission, or NDRC, which announced the
study and formulation of new export controls to go into effect "as soon as
possible." These controls differ from previous embargo and boycott threats
by singling out U.S. defense manufacturers, along with contractors that
refuse to do business with Huawei.

For years, supply chain experts warned about the potential for China to cut
off access to the critical materials found in almost every major weapon
system, from fifth-generation fighters to precision-guided munitions. Even a
modest decrease in the availability of rare earth materials results in
increasing prices for the elements, but severe and sustained shortages could
threaten the ability of American defense contractors to produce systems
vital to our national security.

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