Thursday, June 4, 2020

Federal, International Updates

An ounce of an admission by the @HKPoliceForce that it’s members should follow the law.[…]

@AP: With numerous precautions in place, some congregants around the country headed for their churches, synagogues and mosques, days after President Trump declared houses of worship essential and asked governors to reopen them.[…]

@WHNSC: (1/2) Brazil is one of our strongest partners in the world. @realDonaldTrump has implemented temporary restrictions on foreign nationals traveling from Brazil for the shared protection of our people from #COVID19, similar to current restrictions with other countries. — […]

@Reuters: Former Hong Kong governor: China's proposed national security law should be on G7 agenda[…]

@CBNNews: In the Chinese government's continuing effort to crush Christianity inside its borders, teachers are now being told to renounce their faith or face the consequences.[…]

@demosisto: In January, #Carrielam claimed #Beijing is not tightening its grip. 5months later, #Liaisonoffice said it is not bound by Basic Law. Now a #nationalsecuritylaw and #CCP-headed #secretpolice are imposed on #HK. This time she says it won't affect foreign investors. Do you trust her?[…]

@HUDgov: Sexual harassment in housing is a form of illegal sex discrimination prohibited by the Fair Housing Act. #CALLHUD #SexualHarassment #EndSexualHarassmentInHousing[…]

A potential unintended consequence of the #ProxyVote system is there are fewer Democrats to speak on the @HouseFloor during legislative debate. — […]

One thing that doesn’t help in all this is the relentless commitment of “Christian” music radio to be “always positive, always encouraging.” Sin makes life hard, and we need to deal with it: confessing it and changing our minds about it. You can’t do that being always positive.[…]

@IndoPac_Info: The U.S. and Hong Kong do $67 billion in bilateral trade each year. More than 1,300 U.S. companies have operations in Hong Kong, and around 80,000 U.S. citizens currently reside in the city. — […]

@McCainInstitute: The world is outraged by China’s authoritarian crackdown on Hong Kong, and sees it for the weak, fearful move it is. We #StandWithHongKong and the pro-democracy leaders refusing to give up the fight #FreedomofSpeech. Via @joshuawongcf @KwongGlacier[…]

@HooverInst: American leaders could render the CCP's victory a hollow one by creating a haven in this country for Hong Kong's greatest assets—its human and financial capital, writes @HooverInst visiting fellow John Yoo:[…]

“Several junior high school students in uniform, just after school, were also arrested.” Seems Hong Kong is not just being brought under Chinese rule, but even lower than others cities like Shanghai.[…]

@revmahoney: Secretary Pompeo declares that HK is no longer autonomous from China. This sets the stage for sanctions against China for their oppression of HK! #StandWithHongKong @Stand_with_HK @FreedomHKG @hk_watch @Fight4HongKong @SolomonYue @hkdc_us #HongKong #HK[…]

@USAmbUK: The Communist Chinese government has systematically broken its commitments to 1 Country 2 Systems. The U.S. stands with the people of Hong Kong in their struggle to preserve the freedoms they were promised.[…]

@JeffFortenberry: We can no longer pretend that China’s abuse of #HongKong, religious freedom, and minority rights can be overlooked because of business ties. As #China violates its treaty obligations and promise of 'One Country, Two Systems,' it's time to ask Big Business: You finally had enough? — […]

@revmahoney: China Approves Plan to Rein In HK, Defying Worldwide Outcry! The world must pray and stand with HK![…]

@joshuawongcf: 1/ Despite foreign doubts and #Hongkongers’ criticism, #NPC just passed #nationalsecuritylegislation. # China unilaterally imposes the law with its legislation entirely under a black box, with no legislative scrutiny and public consultation.[…]

@USAinHKMacau: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UK Foreign Secretary today and discussed concerns over Beijing’s effort to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Read Secretary Pompeo's readout here:[…]

@USDOL: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Initial claims were 2,123,000 for the week ending 5/23 (-323,000). Insured unemployment was 21,052,000 for the week ending 5/16 (-3,860,000).[…]

@WHAAsstSecty: The Iranian oil tankers arriving in #Venezuela are nothing but a distraction. These ships will do nothing to help Venezuelans, they will only help prop up the regime. They will not stop the inevitable: A democratic transition that restores prosperity.[…]

Joint Statement on Hong Kong “The world’s focus on a global pandemic requires enhanced trust in governments and international cooperation. Beijing’s unprecedented move risks having the opposite effect.”[…]

@WashTimes: U.S., Australia, Canada, U.K., slam China’s approval of Hong Kong national security law[…]

@StateDept: The State Department is required by the Hong Kong Policy Act to assess the autonomy of the territory from China. This week @SecPompeo certified Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under U.S. laws in the same manner as applied before July 1997.[…]

@HooverInst: "We are postponing another rendezvous with reality. But as we near $30 trillion in debt, what cannot go on much longer soon probably won’t," writes @HooverInst Senior Fellow @VDHanson.[…]

China mandates pause on divorce via @WNGdotorg — […]

Remarks by @VP @Mike_Pence at a Memorial Service for @RaviZacharias[…]

@IndoPac_Info: Hopes #Australia could soon export 500,000 tonnes of barley to #India and give relief to struggling farmers #China slapped huge tariffs on barley in retaliation for #coronavirus probe That's the way to do it!!![…]

@WBYeats1865: This kind of police brutality happens in Hong Kong on a weekly basis. This subdued citizen was pleading the police to stop pressing him against the ground. NOT A SINGLE POLICE OFFICER WAS ARRESTED OR CHARGED. NOT. EVEN. ONE.[…]

@eAsiaMediaHub: Is the U.S. expecting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to invade Taiwan? @SecPompeo told @MariaBartiromo, “the CCP has been on this effort, on this march, for a... long time. They’ll certainly use a tactical situation on the ground to their advantage.”[…]

@CCHFreedom: Can Employers Force Me to Submit to COVID-19 Testing? | Listen to Today's HFM audio on CCHF's Homepage:[…]

Senator @RoyBlunt made a very good point: peaceful protests happen in the daytime, not at night. Nighttime pushes protests to turn violent. “the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).[…]

@AP: The state of Minnesota has filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department in George Floyd’s death.[…]

Missionaries have taken hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for malaria with no problem.[…]

When it comes to the Chinese Communist Party on Twitter, the most informative replies for context are going to be the ones they hide. This, on the anniversary of one of their most repressive acts of all in 1989. #TiananmenSquareMassacre[…]

Media: police “were unprovoked when they used ‘tear gas’ to clear the area.” “If any of that were true, it might mark the first time in history that cops without gas masks launched tear gas in an area that the president of the United States easily walked through minutes later.”[…]

“Today is June 4” #TiananmenSquareMassacre #NeverForget[…]

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