Political expediancy, lies and cover up, propaganda!
Feb. 21, 2022
Taiwan says it has partially lifted import bans on Japanese foods on Monday that have been in force since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.
Taiwan had stopped importing all food items from Fukushima and the nearby prefectures of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Chiba. The ban excluded alcoholic drinks.
Officials announced earlier this month that they would lift the ban, except for wild bird and animal meat as well as mushrooms from those prefectures.
They said the move was based on global standards and ‘scientific proof’ and noted that most countries have eased restrictions.
Taiwanese authorities say they sought feedback from the public about the decision and ‘received only a few objections’.
Food from the five prefectures must still be accompanied by test results for radioactive materials, and all items will be subject to inspections in Taiwan.
All prefectures must also still provide proof of origin.
Officials in Japan say the safety of the food has been scientifically proven and they will continue asking Taiwan to lift all the regulations.
Half of Taiwan is antinuclear the prochinashalf is pronuclear
The mess that is the nuclear imperialist USa
JPMORGAN SAYS OIL PRICES WILL AVERAGE $110 IN SECOND QUARTER. Wheat is peaking in Chicago at the prospect of war w Russia and
From the Ukrainian fiasco.
Most Americans are up to their necks in debtnl from covid, bad economy, 2008 banking bailouts and previous war. . the us govt is 30 trillion in debt . now the rightwingers and rightwing centrists and military industrial complex want a war, even it it is nuclear
The Nazis and stupids in the USA want a civil war.which will lead to the same thing. Seems like the centrist Democrats do too.
Propaganda wants total control. And those who believe it want 100% validation. They cannot tolerate one dissenting opinion.
No one should trust Congress or biden or the trump naxis now the billionaire have spent over 30 billion dollars to own them.
All bought and paid for by billionaire and dark money.. The media, Facebook, repuklicans and democraps and Nazi trumpists are all bought and paid for . Most people in America are going against their self interest. Many to the point, of dying from not being vaccinated. Many not giving a darned about the nuclear war threat and, many nuclear catastrophes that can and will occur in the Ukraine if total war starts. The trump Nazis want a civil war which will lead to the same thing.
If the Biden right-centrist-media msnbc CNN, time newsweek were completely correct (they are not) there would be total war. they already have all the dummies and morons and media in the USA saying the stuff they want said. And the rest of crazy America goes w the trump Nazis and fox news. No mention of the Ukrainian being neo Nazis no mention of the old beat up nuclear power plants in Ukraine controlled by insane Nazis. The so-called independent liberal (billionaire controlled msnbc, CNN time Newsweek and all the rightwing bs media etc , Wal street liberal media) .
The trump nazis use the most vicious divide and conquor techniques to leverage control in a dividing fashion
Rational people are stuk in the middle.
The billionaire media misinforms for war and war profits and they seemingly don’t care about the trump Nazis, anymore.
Why is it like boiling water drops on their skin if they don’t get their way that is the warmongers and media and nazis, what will happen if a few voices aren’t saying this already maxed out message. What are these people, afraid will happen if all people don’t start yelling all the same things.
What will happen if some of the billionaire media outlets like msnbc , CNN, time, Newsweek, marching minions on Facebook and twitter the rightwing, and centrist warmonger blogosphere and propaganda outlets don’t get their ways .
What will happen if The trump nazis, the war mongers and know-it-alls don’t get their way and truth comes out. They will start a civil war they say
People will stop watching bs tv news bullshit. Listening to superficial celebrity gossip, churning for civil war and more USA war. People will Stop reading bs Twitter and Facebook manipulations. the billionaires and warmongers won’t keep getting richer off of the marching morons.
The Nazi truckers are heavily armed and funded
Biden is at war
There will be a confrontation and shootout and probable state of emergency delcared from the trucker ralley. it will the the start of a civil war I’m almost a professional historian and I know it’s true like I said about Jan 6
Biden is at war . the old idiot Democrats will have to do something. I know several christian idiots who carry guns now
Afclf hard money from the Beast
A rowdy convoy of truckers is descending on the Beltway outside of Washington, D.C., presenting itself as an organic reaction to mask and vaccine mandates. But the official group bankrolling all that diesel is far from a grassroots organization devoted to truckers.
As of Wednesday, the conservative dark-money organization American Foundation for Civil Liberties and Freedoms had raised $464,731 for “the People’s Convoy”—as the protesters have branded themselves. That amount has nearly tripled over the last few days, and is expected to climb significantly over the coming weeks.
According to the AFCLF, which has also pushed false claims about the 2020 election and raised money for election deniers, “100% OF THE DONATIONS GO TO SUPPORTING THE CONVOY!”
“Convoy up, America — the donate button is going toward the funding of the ride to Freedom: we are going to take back our country for ourselves and future generations!” the site says.
The money will “reimburse fuel and hard costs of the trucker,” the group notes, adding that “the fund is being handled by volunteer accountants and overseen by a law firm.”
Better yet, because the group is a nonprofit organized under section 501(c)3 of the tax code, all gifts are tax-deductible—and donors can remain anonymous.
Reached for comment, AFCLF chair Chris Marston did not explain how the funding would work, or how participants would qualify for and access money, saying everything came together too quickly to establish rules.
“Trucker leaders are on finance committee to determine where needs are but methods depend on the nature of expense,” Marston said over text message. “This all came together too fast to have pre determined rules so we setup a committee with Lawyer, account, and trucker oversight.” [sic]
Marston said the funds wouldn’t cover return trips after the rally, and inserted a flake of distance between his group and the event itself.
“We don’t have agreements with truckers on destination plans,” Marston explained. “We are supporting fuel, food, signage and basics for their journey,” he said, adding that his group had also “coordinated with local authorities along the path to be cooperative.” He did not clarify which authorities they were, or their jurisdictions.
In addition to the fundraising, Marston said, the AFCLF would also provide “guidance on how to stay peaceful and be unified in messaging,” and would coordinate volunteers.
“That’s the gist,” he said.
But in its first year of operation, AFCLF has already developed an ominous reputation.
Last July, Marston’s group hosted a fundraiser to support Matt DePerno, a Michigan attorney who was referred to authorities just weeks earlier for allegedly scamming donors to his outlandish legal effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
But while AFCLF self-identifies as “trans-partisan”—and Marston claims its membership includes many Democrats—the top issues on its website read like a MAGA voter’s dream platform: grievances about the 2020 election, critical race theory, cancel culture, big tech, school boards, and forced vaccinations.
In an interview last summer Marston told The Daily Beast that the AFCLF had “probably 100” members, and had been seeking to convince local elections boards around the country to take steps against alleged voter fraud. He also suggested he knew of “game-changing” evidence that could delegitimize the 2020 election and have a “brain-splattering effect” on public trust.
(After the election, Marston claimed on social media that he was a “liberal” and called ex-President Donald Trump “an asshole” multiple times.)
Marston created AFCLF’s twin nonprofits last May, after the election denial movement had made clear on Jan. 6 that it has a tendency towards spasmodic political violence. And many extremism experts today warn that those same social and cultural forces are animating the convoy movement—a warning that recently proved true in Canada’s convoy protests.
“This feels like the culmination of everything that’s happened since Jan. 6th,” one extremism researcher told NBC News, pointing to virulent anti-vaxxer and QAnon contingents within convoy groups.
Trucker protests disrupting supply chain ‘not good for anybody’: Expert
And thanks to that constituency, as well as the recent violence in Ottawa, the question of peacefulness will be at the top of the bill.
Truckers in the Canadian anti-vaccine mandate protest set the example for the People’s Convoy, creating economic havoc with their blockades. The demonstration also attracted white supremacists and anti-government groups, and turned violent. When the chaos dissolved, Canadian law enforcement had arrested nearly 200 protesters.
But a People’s Convoy press release from Feb. 20 describes its mission as a “peaceful and law-abiding transcontinental journey” aimed at overturning the national vaccine mandate. The convoy departed from Adelanto, CA, on Wednesday afternoon, and plans to hit D.C. 10 days later, on March 5.
The central grievance in the press release appears to be economic.
“The average American worker needs to be able to end-run the economic hardships of the last two years, and get back to the business of making bread – so they can pay their rents and mortgages and help jumpstart this economy,” the release says, claiming that “COVID is well-in-hand now, and Americans need to get back to work in a free and unrestricted manner.”
Neither of those last two claims appear to be strictly true.
While the deadly Omicron wave has begun to subside in many parts of the country, the United States has still averaged nearly 2,100 daily deaths over the last two weeks, according to data from The New York Times.
And as for Americans getting “back to work,” the country has over the last year posted record employment gains, adding another 467,000 new jobs in January. The unemployment rate has trended steadily downward since April 2020, and currently sits around 4 percent.
But the convoy itself will strain the financial resources of its participants, especially with donor funds only available for the 10-day journey east, not the return trip.
At today’s gas prices, an 18-wheeler averaging a generous eight miles per gallon would burn around $1,200 in diesel fuel along the 2,500-mile one-way trek from Adelanto to the Beltway—and that’s before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increases gas prices more.