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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Federal, International Updates

@SecPompeo: “The International Criminal Court is a political body, not a judicial institution.”[…]

Value: “Your customers don’t care what it took for you to make something. They care about what it does for them.”[…]

RT @DHSgov: “In valor there is hope” is inscribed on the marble walls of the police memorial in Washington. By reflecting upon the valor displayed by each of those lost in the line of duty, we can certainly find hope as a nation, especially in these trying times.[…]

“To all Norwegians and the millions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Norway, I offer my congratulations to you on this Constitution Day.”[…]

RT @eAsiaMediaHub: “Any decision impinging on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms as guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law would inevitably impact our assessment of One Country, Two Systems and the status of the territory," @SecPompeo added.[…]

RT @jamespomfret: Breaking: Absolute mayhem here in #Legco as half a dozen guards manhandle #HongKong Democratic lawmaker Ted Hui and haul him out of the chamber. It’s become a fierce rugby game with the democrats trying to break through their rivals for a try, to reassert chairmanship of the cmte[…]

RT @USDOL: .@USDOL issued a directive and guidance to advance religious liberty protections as part of ongoing efforts to advance the principles set forth in President Trump’s Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty:[…]

RT @USTreasury: Treasury is delivering millions of Economic Impact Payments by prepaid debit card[…]

RT @AirForce1: Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 7th Meeting of the National Space Council[…]

RT @RepDonBacon: Thank you @SecPompeo for speaking out against religious persecution and defending Tibetan cultural identity. Religious freedom is a fundamental right for all.[…]

RT @statedeptspox: After many dictators and 61 years under one repressive dynasty, the Cuban people deserve democracy, prosperity, and respect for human rights. The U.S. stands with you in your struggle to achieve this vision and look forward to the day it becomes a reality.[…]

RT @A_Jafarzadeh: Standing with the Iranian People -US Dept of State sending a "message of support to the Iranian people that we will continue to support their demands for transparent and accountable governance and speak out for those who are being silenced by this regime." — […]

RT @statedeptspox: The United States continues to lead the international response to help the more than 5M Venezuelans who’ve been forced to flee their homes. #EstamosUnidosVE[…]

China to limit Hong Kong freedoms via @WNGdotorg — […]

RT @revmahoney: "Sec. Pompeo: Activists' treatment makes Hong Kong autonomy assessment more difficult." A powerful reminder the United States will continue to fight for HK! #HongKong @Stand_with_HK @hk_watch @SolomonYue @FreedomHKG @Fight4HongKong @hkdc_us @HongKongFP[…]

RT @BillGertz: Pompeo blasts Communist Party rule in China[…]

RT @VOM_USA: “Then started the physical attacks – fists to my face, kicking my legs with their shoes still on. They used a wooden stick to beat me and experimented with other modes of torture.” -Petr Jasek, Author of "Imprisoned with ISIS: Faith in the Face of Evil"[…]

RT @WTOP: NEWS ALERT: More than 2.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number of people filing for jobless aid to nearly 39 million since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.[…]

RT @hk_watch: The unilateral imposition of article 23 via Annex 3 would be an unprecedented assault on Hong Kong’s autonomy.[…]

RT @tomgrundy: Sometime tonight, we expect Beijing to announce national security legislation for #HongKong: 500,000 people protested against such laws in 2003, & it seems they will be enacted by the backdoor. Direct insertion into the mini-constitution's Annex III. — […]

RT @ClaudiaMCMo: A Hong Kong national security bill now widely reported to be on #Beijing NPC’s agenda And to be approved next Thursday Putting #Hongkongers under the ruling of separatism, terror, ‘colluding with foreign forces’, etc #KnockoutBlow[…]

RT @SpeakerPelosi: Beijing’s announcement of yet another attempt to bring an end to the “one country, two systems” framework in #HongKong is deeply alarming. Attempting to circumvent the HK legislature shows a complete disrespect for the rule of law. — […]

“The complete destruction of Hong Kong by the Chinese government has begun.”[…]

US warns China against 'highly destabilising' Hong Kong move via @STcom — […]

“There is likely nobody outside of @POTUS @realDonaldTrump himself in a more pressure-packed job in the public spotlight these days than @WhiteHouse @PressSec @KayleighMcEnany.”[…]

RT @JenGriffinFNC: US official tells Fox attacker at Naval Station Corpus Christi this am “reportedly Arab male.” FBI declares attack “terrorism related.” Comes days after FBI announced Saudi pilot/Pensacola shooter was in touch with Al Qaeda. His handler in Yemen killed, acc to US official. — […]

Hong Kong: “The pending National Security Law is clearly aimed at interactions with the international community.”[…]

RT @eAsiaMediaHub: .@SecPompeo: “This week pro-democracy legislators were man-handled... Leading Hong Kong activists... were hauled into court. Actions like these make it more difficult to assess that Hong Kong remains highly autonomous from mainland China.” @USAinHKMacau[…]

“the @FederalReserve thinks it has lots of levers and they can leverage their balance sheet and they can still do things, and they think that, fiscally, we have some headroom that we can maneuver within” “everything that we do is borrowed money, and we have to remember that.”[…]

RT @LindseyGrahamSC: Every tool in the economic and diplomatic tool box should be used to hold China accountable if they proceed down the path of destroying #HongKong as we know it.[…]

RT @FRCdc: Thursday, we hosted our first-ever National Virtual Pastors Roundtable! Thank you President @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, @DHS_Wolf, AG William Barr, and others who took the time to speak with our nation's faith leaders. @WatchmenPastors #religiousfreedom[…]

RT @eAsiaMediaHub: JUST IN: The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Read @SecPompeo’s full Statement here:[…]

RT @WashTimes: FBI Director Wray orders internal review of Flynn case[…]

RT @USDOT: Yesterday, @SecElaineChao joined @VP Pence at @NASA for the seventh meeting of the National Space Council. She discussed the Department’s critical work to strengthen America’s growing commercial space industry.[…]

RT @EnergyPress: .@SecBrouillette Remarks as Prepared for National Space Council Meeting[…]

RT @FreeSpeechHQ: "It comes to this: We preserve our freedom by using our freedom."[…]

RT @joshuawongcf: Joshua Wong, has told ITV News that this is no time to surrender and their fight will go on. He has already been arrested and imprisoned several times for his part in demonstrations, but says he is prepared to do so again to preserve Hong Kong's freedoms.[…]

RT @WHAAsstSecty: Imagine a Venezuela of prosperity, not poverty, creating ?economic opportunity instead of threats to its neighbors. A democratic Venezuela means a more secure, stable and prosperous region.[…]

RT @ChristianPost: “I spoke to Norma McCorvey days before her death. ... She told me that she called because she needed to talk to someone else who had a ‘big number’ and would understand what she needed to ask me,” @AbbyJohnson #janeroe[…]

RT @ezracheungtoto: #LIVE: Today, Hong Kong sees one of the biggest protests since the #coronavirus outbreak. Hundreds have effectively defied the social distancing restrictions the Hong Kong govt has enacted, to rally against the national security draft bill Beijing bring forward. #HongKongProtests[…]

Hong Kong: RT @nathanlawkc: This is a peaceful rally. The sole purpose of the crowd is to demonstrate how angry people are towards the National Security Law. But the police reacted in a violent way— dispersing crowd with teargas and pepper projectiles. CCP is trying to murder our autonomy. We never give up[…]

RT @joshuawongcf: We are back. HKers reassemble! "If Beijing imposes a national security law, I don't think this is about the security of the nation. It's just about the security of the Communist Party of China," pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong told DW today.[…]

RT @joshuawongcf: 1/ From anti-extradition law to anti-national security law, more than thousands of #Hongkongers took to streets to protest against this highly controversial law since the new law will kill future democratic movements, and murder any slight chance to seeking justice in the city.[…]

RT @joshuawongcf: 5/ Today’s rally is the prelude to a larger scale of protest before the announcement of evil law. It's time for HKers to fight back & safeguard HK. I call upon the world to #StandwithHK & oppose #nationalsecuritylaw which poses a threat to all ex-pats & travellers in global city.[…]

Foreign press calls this “hundreds.” And they’re planning an even bigger protest. Bigger, not to be a grand finale of the right to protest in Hong Kong, but because of the importance of freedom and the threat it’s under from Beijing. #5DemandsNot1Less[…]

RT @RepDonBacon: China’s government has finally shown it’s true colors by wiping out their promise of “One China-Two Systems” with #HongKong through the imposition of “national security legislation” that is really an attempt to squash this bastion of liberty.[…]

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