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China Could Invade Taiwan By Mid-June

 

BY: GEOFFREY A. FIELDS

SOURCE: @CHINASCANADA ON X

 

 

In a startling revelation, the Global Times has reported that China is poised to invade Taiwan by mid-June 2024. This comes on the heels of a 2023 warning from Erik Prince, former CEO of Blackwater, who predicted a Chinese military offensive by the spring of 2024. Such prognostications have gained further credence with Admiral Paparo, head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, affirming that a Chinese invasion appears increasingly imminent.

 

The situation is exacerbated by China's Joint Sword-2024A military drills, which have effectively encircled Taiwan. Experts fear 'Exercise B' could follow...

 

Detailed reports from Taiwan’s military outline the alarming scale of these exercises: 42 Chinese military aircraft have been spotted near Taiwan, with 28 crossing the sensitive median line, alongside the deployment of 15 naval vessels and 16 coast guard ships. These maneuvers signal a dramatic escalation in China's military posturing and a potential prelude to an invasion.

 

Amid these rising tensions, President Biden finds his administration embroiled in multiple global conflicts. The ongoing wars in Ukraine and Russia, and the Israel-Hamas conflict, have already stretched U.S. military and financial resources thin. The cost of these engagements has pushed the national debt to an unprecedented $35 trillion, with hundreds of billions of dollars funneled into foreign defense aid for Ukraine and Israel. Congress has now extended this financial support to Taiwan in a recent defense aid package, further straining the U.S. budget.

 

However, the Biden administration's stance on Taiwan has been inconsistent. Over the past years, the White House has sent mixed signals about its commitment to Taiwan’s defense, creating uncertainty about the U.S.’s strategic resolve in the face of Chinese aggression. This ambiguity has led to heightened anxiety both within the U.S. and among its allies, as they speculate about America's readiness to engage in another significant military conflict. In the event of invasion, the first 3 hours could very well decide the war. Unsure commitment and Cyber Attacks could delay the US response time.

 

The specter of another global war looms large, with some analysts warning that the situation in the Indo-Pacific could act as a catalyst for World War III. The Biden administration, and by extension the Democratic Party, faces intense scrutiny for what critics describe as a drift towards perpetual conflict. This narrative of "endless war" is gaining traction, raising questions about the long-term viability and morality of U.S. foreign policy.

 

As the world watches with bated breath, both China and Taiwan are preparing for the worst. The outcome of these tensions could dramatically reshape global geopolitical landscapes. With each passing day, the situation grows more precarious, leaving the international community on edge, bracing for a potential conflict that could redefine the modern era.

OPINION

Shame on the NAACP for Supporting Democrats

 

BY: GEOFFREY A. FIELDS

At a recent NAACP dinner in Detroit, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer praised President Joe Biden, asserting that the U.S. economy and people's paychecks are growing due to his administration's efforts. However, these claims are misleading. Since 2021, inflation has soared to 52-year highs under Biden's leadership, eroding purchasing power and driving a record number of consumers into credit card debt. The national debt has ballooned to $35 trillion, and real inflation has reached 18% since Biden took office. Additionally, with Trump’s tax cuts set to expire in 2025, Americans could face an additional $50 per day or $3,600 per year in taxes, exacerbating the already severe financial strain from rampant inflation.

​White House officials went into cleanup mode after President Biden delivered a gaffe-riddled speech to the NAACP in Detroit Sunday — making a whopping nine corrections to the formal transcript.

 

The NAACP is undermining the welfare of Black Americans by endorsing Democratic policies. My father, who had deep ties to the NAACP, would be disheartened by its current stance. The organization's support for Democratic policies has contributed to the deterioration of inner-city schools and neighborhoods, where only 10-12% of Black males are proficient in reading and math by the 8th grade.

 

Moreover, the NAACP's silence on critical issues such as gang violence and violent crime in Black communities is alarming. They continue to support politicians, district attorneys, and prosecutors who are lenient on crime and advocate for defunding the police. These policies have led to increased insecurity and instability in areas that desperately need law and order.

 

The mainstream media often promotes narratives that may not align with the best interests of the Black community. It is crucial to look beyond these narratives and make informed decisions at the ballot box.

 

This November, the Black community must take a stand and vote for Donald Trump. His policies promise to restore safety, improve education, promote the nuclear family and foster economic opportunities. It is time to Save America by choosing leaders who prioritize the real needs of the community. The future of America depends on it.

OPINION

Will Elon Musk Endorse Donald Trump?

 

BY: GEOFFREY A. FIELDS

The prospect of Elon Musk endorsing Donald Trump has ignited intense speculation in political circles. Several factors contribute to this intrigue, from Musk's vocal criticism of the Democratic Party to his controversial acquisition of Twitter, now rebranded as X. Here’s a deeper dive into the dynamics at play.

 

**Elon Musk’s Critique of Democratic Policies**

 

Musk has been outspoken against several Democratic policies, particularly their approach to immigration and open borders. He argues that such policies are unsustainable and detrimental to the nation's economic and social stability. This stance aligns closely with Trump’s strict immigration policies, which could hint at a potential political partnership.

 

**Champion of Free Speech**

 

Musk’s purchase of Twitter, now X, was a bold move to champion free speech. He has repeatedly stated that the platform should be a town square where all voices can be heard, free from censorship. This philosophy resonates with many conservatives who feel that social media platforms have been biased against them. By leveling the political playing field, Musk has positioned himself as a key figure in the battle against perceived liberal overreach.

 

**Legal Battles and Political Retribution**

 

Since taking a more critical stance against Congressional Democrats, Musk and his companies have faced a series of lawsuits and regulatory challenges. Critics argue that these actions are politically motivated, a form of retribution for Musk's ideological shift. These conflicts have only deepened the divide between Musk and the Democratic establishment, making an endorsement of Trump seem more plausible.

 

**The Case for a Trump Endorsement**

 

Endorsing Trump could be seen as a strategic move for Musk. Trump’s policies and rhetoric are in line with many of Musk's criticisms of the current administration. Moreover, an endorsement could solidify Musk's influence in conservative circles and further his mission to protect free speech and innovation without governmental interference.

 

**Commitment to Combatting the 'Woke Mind Virus'**

 

Musk has frequently criticized what he calls the “woke mind virus,” a term he uses to describe extreme progressive ideologies. Endorsing Trump, who has been a vocal opponent of such ideologies, would signal Musk's complete commitment to this cause. It would represent a bold stand against what he perceives as a threat to rational discourse and individual freedoms.

 

In conclusion, while an endorsement from Musk isn’t guaranteed, the alignment of their views on key issues makes it a possibility worth considering. Such a move would undoubtedly shake up the political landscape, emphasizing Musk’s role not just as a business magnate but as a significant political influencer.

OPINION

WHO WILL TRUMP SELECT AS HIS RUNNING MATE? VP PICK MAY TURN SOME HEADS

 

BY: GEOFFREY A. FIELDS

In January, Trump said during a CNN Town Hall Event that he's already picked his VP but 'can't tell you.' 

Now, as former President Donald Trump gears up for the upcoming GOP convention and Presidential debates with Joe Biden, a potential return to the White House is becoming very real.

 

Mainstream Media continues to speculate about who might join him on the ticket as his running mate. News of Trump's vice-presidential pick will reach every smartphone in the world, such a choice will be crucial in shaping the narrative of his campaign, rallying his base and setting forth the conservative, America First, agenda for the next 50 years.

Interesting enough, if you ask 10 people you get 10 different answers. 

Here's a quick glimpse at some of the potential candidates:

**1. Kari Lake:** 

Former news anchor and candidate for Senate in Arizona, Kari Lake has emerged as a top fighter and vocal supporter of Trump's America First agenda. Her media background could add a fresh perspective to the ticket along with the ability to sway surban women.

 

**2. Ben Carson:** 

As the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Trump, Carson has already proven his loyalty to the former president. His experience in both medicine and government could make him a valuable asset. Soft-spoken but very intelligent on the issues of our time.

 

**3. Douglas MacGregor:** 

A retired U.S. Army Colonel and former Trump administration official, MacGregor is known for his staunch advocacy of Trump's foreign policy positions. His military background could appeal to voters concerned about national security.

 

**4. JD Vance:** 

Young on the scene, showcasing his family values with his wife and kids; JD Vance has aligned himself closely with Trump's populist message. His outsider status could resonate with voters looking for not only the present but the future of MAGA in politics.

 

**5. Sarah Huckabee Sanders:** 

Former White House Press Secretary under Trump, Now Governor of Arkansas, Sanders is a familiar face to many Americans. Her experience in pushing back against woke on the legislative level as well as effective communication in defending Trump's policies could be an asset on the campaign trail.

 

**6. Kristi Noem:** 

The Governor of South Dakota, Noem has gained national attention for her conservative policies and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her strong stance on individual liberties and limited government could energize Trump's base and appeal to women voters.

 

**7. Tucker Carlson:** 

Former Fox News Host and Owner of TCN, Carlson has been a vocal critic of Biden's agenda. His large media platform and ability to reach millions on X could help amplify Trump's message to a broader audience.

 

**8. Rudy Giuliani:** 

Former Mayor of New York City, Giuliani has been a stalwart defender of the former president, his long-standing loyalty to Trump cannot be denied. If you want a ticket that makes liberals rip their hair out this is the one.

 

**9. Byron Donalds:** 

A young rising star in the Republican Party, Donalds represents Florida's 19th congressional district. As a Black conservative, he offers diversity to the ticket and could help attract voters from minority communities.

 

**10. General Mike Flynn:** 

A retired Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor under Trump, His military background and knowledge in national security intelligence could appeal to voters prioritizing law and order and foreign affairs.

 

**11. Vivek Ramaswamy:**

An entrepreneur who became popular for defending Trump during the GOP Primary, His knowledge of political theory and articulate charisma could strengthen Trump's message with young voters and independents.

 

**12. Lee Zeldin:** 

Former U.S. Representative from New York's 1st congressional district and former candidate for Governor, Zeldin’s legislative experience could be an asset in navigating passage of bills in Congress while also giving him a boost in newly in play states like New York and New Jersey.

 

**13. Tulsi Gabbard:** 

A former Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii, Gabbard has gained popularity in conservative circles for her independent voice and willingness to challenge establishment politics. Her bipartisan appeal could offer a unity ticket of sorts.

 

**14. Elise Stefanik:** 

A U.S. Representative from New York's 21st congressional district and 4th ranking House Republican, Stefanik has been known for years in Congress as one of the lead crusaders defending Trump; she served on Trump’s impeachment defense team in 2019 and backed his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. 

 

**15. Ron DeSantis:** 

At one point in time in early 2022 it seemed almost inevitable that the GOP ticket would be Trump and DeSantis, however, his decision to challenge the former President for the nomination and teaming up with Uniparty RINOS to criticize MAGA seems to have ruined his future political aspirations unless Trump hands it back to him. His ability to drive the news cycle on key issues, may be irresistible for a vice presidential pick.

 

**16. Doug Burgum:**

Backer of Trump in 2016, The Governor of North Dakota, Burgum has implemented conservative policies and overseen economic growth in his state. His record of fiscal responsibility and his commitment to limited government could resonate with Trump's base and attract voters looking for populist leadership.

 

While these names represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, Trump's ultimate choice will likely depend on factors such as loyalty, electability, and the ability to complement his own strengths and weaknesses. As the political landscape continues to evolve, the speculation surrounding Trump's potential vice-presidential pick is sure to intensify.

 

Author's Note: This list is not reflective of my choices or preferences, rather popular names you see trending on social media. I don't believe anyone who ran against Trump during the 2024 Republican Primary deserves any consideration. 

​TTA NEWS: Devastating Tornadoes Strike West Michigan: Kalamazoo Area Hit Hardest

​By: Geoffrey Fields

** FOX WEATHER: Survivors of Portage tornado recount panic, fear during twister that devastated Michigan city

(Portage,MI) Tuesday evening unleashed a fierce onslaught of severe weather across West Michigan, with the greater Kalamazoo area bearing the brunt of the tornadoes, reports show 25,000 without power in Kalamazoo and Portage. By 8:20 p.m., a total of seven tornadoes had been confirmed across the Midwest region, with five causing havoc in Michigan. 

 

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** Police and First Responder Crews are on the ground clearing roadways for emergency vehicles; WATCH Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office provides update on Tuesday tornadoes

** Gov. Whitmer declares state of emergency

** Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for several counties in Southwest Michigan following the storm. Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties were included, according to a release from the governor's office. 

 

Statement: "My heart goes out to all those impacted by tonight’s severe weather in southwest Michigan,” said Governor Whitmer. “State and local emergency teams are on the ground and working together to assist Michiganders. I’ve declared a state of emergency to ensure resources are expedited to the area and activated our State Emergency Operations Center. We will continue monitoring the situation and coordinating efforts overnight. I want to thank all the first responders working hard to keep Michiganders safe. We’ll get through this together.”

 

Local residents captured the chaos, sharing photos and videos depicting the aftermath of the destructive storms. Images showed debris scattered across neighborhoods, with trees, power lines, and large branches strewn about. Buildings suffered extensive damage, with roofs torn off and cars overturned.

 

Multiple tornado watches were issued on May 7, covering several Michigan counties, including Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ottawa, St. Joseph, and Van Buren. Cities such as Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Portage, Sherwood and Union City saw reports of touch down.

Among the possible casualties was the partial collapse of the FedEx building on Portage Road and Stryker Way, highlighting the intensity of the storm. Per the Washington Post, At 9:30PM about 50 people are trapped at the FedEx facility. As of 11:32pm "the building had been cleared by authorities".

Pavilion Estates was hit particularly hard, with the area left completely blocked off. Reports indicated that as many as 10 mobile homes collapsed, including one that tragically fell on a woman. Emergency services rushed to the scene to provide assistance.

​In the wake of the devastating tornadoes, authorities are urging residents to prioritize safety by adhering to established protocols and amber alerts. These include seeking shelter in sturdy buildings, preferably in basements or interior rooms away from windows, and avoiding mobile homes or vehicles during severe weather. Additionally, it's crucial to stay informed by monitoring local weather alerts and heeding evacuation orders if necessary. Community members are encouraged to have emergency kits prepared with essentials such as water, non-perishable food, flashlights, and first aid supplies. By following these safety measures, individuals can better protect themselves and their loved ones during hazardous weather conditions.

This is a developing story......

 

Updated… All accounts have been restored

Ok Monday, X, formerly known as Twitter, momentarily suspended several members of The Dilley Meme Team, a group known for creating and sharing Pro-Trump political memes, sparking controversy ahead of the 2024 election.

The suspension was announced by @WarlordDilley on X, who stated that the team was being "mass reported and removed." Specific members, including @ramble_rants, @miguelifornia, @itsreallyleah, and @JScottHolt47, were among those suspended.

In response, @WarlordDilley emphasized the importance of free speech, declaring, "MEMER LIVES MATTER! ✊️" 

 

This incident adds to the ongoing debate over social media platforms' role in regulating political content. Elon Musk has hailed X as ‘the public town square’ and a ‘Champion for free speech' since taking over the platform so this move made some scratch their head.

 

As the 2024 election nears, the tension over online censorship and freedom of expression is expected to escalate. The suspension of The Dilley Meme Team highlights the power that social media platforms hold in shaping public discourse and the need for transparency in content moderation.

 

Members of The Dilley Meme Team and their supporters are calling for the reinstatement of their accounts, arguing that their right to free speech is being unfairly restricted. We will monitor whether or not X will respond to these demands, but the incident underscores the ongoing battle over free speech.

 

UPDATE: ALL ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN RESTORED 

 

@WARLORDDILLEY: “Thank you, @elonmusk!!!!

 

@miguelifornia @ramble_rants @C3PMeme @JScottHolt47 @itsreallyleah are all back!

 

Special thanks to everyone who helped spread the word!”

 

TTA NEWS

​"Trump's Agenda 47" - Defending America! Standing Against The Radical Left's Assault on Great Cities and Prestigious Colleges; Trump’s Vow To Restore Law and Order

 

BY: Geoffrey A. Fields

Title: "Trump's Agenda 47 - Defending America! Standing Against The Radical Left's Assault on Great Cities and Prestigious Colleges; Trump’s Vow To Restore Law and Order"

 

Nobody asked Barack Obama and Joe Biden to fundamentally transform America when they declared “change has come to America” back in 2008. The United States, now in 2024, is facing a pivotal moment in its history as the radical left attempts to complete its transformation of the very fabric of American society. Vigilante violence, the burning of cities and institutions, the erosion of tradition and democratic principles are all symptoms of this alarming trend. The Democrats are leading America on a path to hell: The border crisis, inflation, endless wars, woke WEF policy -– all country busters! Yet, in the face of this challenge, our great American cities like New York and Chicago are worth fighting for. At the risk of sounding dramatic: the very future of western civilization relies on Trump winning this November.

 

President Trump: “New York is a dead deathtrap, but I, as President, will bring it back!!!”

 

The notion that locally "you get what you vote for” while I understand it, I believe this situation is more nuanced especially in the context of recent elections marred by fraud. Take, for example, the situation in Arizona and the fraudulent election of Katie Hobbs v. Kari Lake. Should we allow the left to burn Arizona even though they stole the state?

 

Similarly, Michigan is at risk of being transformed into another California under Democrat one-party rule. Should we let Antifa burn cities here too?

 

In New York, particularly the 2022 Governor's race involving Kathy Hochul v. Lee Zeldin was incredibly close. This demonstrates that the tide is turning, and even traditionally liberal states like New York are in play. President Trump's announcement of rallies in New York highlights his belief that America is worth fighting for and that the forgotten American deserves a voice. All states in the union deserve to thrive without succumbing to radical leftist policies that have wreaked havoc in other parts of the country.

 

Trump's “Agenda47: Protecting Students from the Radical Left and Marxist Maniacs” lays the groundwork to reclaim America's education institutions by removing Marxist DEI bureaucrats and setting real standards for colleges once and for all by cleaning house and hiring new administrators for the College Accreditation System. Colleges that fail to adhere and still insist on promoting anti-American ideology will have their endowments taxed and with reconciliation fined up to the full amount. SOURCE: https://rumble.com/v2lnyuk-agenda47-protecting-students-from-the-radical-left-and-marxist-maniacs.html

 

Trump's support for the forgotten American is emblematic of the broader struggle to preserve the values that have made America great. From coast to coast, Americans must unite against the radical left's agenda and defend the principles that have defined our nation for generations. America is worth fighting for, and together, we can ensure that our great cities remain beacons of hope for the world.

 

Trump: Our once great cities have become unlivable, unsanitary nightmares surrendered to the drug addicted and radically deranged. If Marxist prosecutors betray their oaths and refuse to protect our citizens, President Trump will send in federal law enforcement to restore peace and public safety.

 

"Agenda47: President Trump Announces Plan to End Crime and Restore Law and Order” Every gang and criminal organization will be dismantled; including the death penalty for drug dealers and human traffickers. Local jurisdictions must return to common sense law enforcement and much more. In New York City, once a symbol of prosperity and opportunity, the streets are now marred by crime and disorder. But Trump's promise to "Make New York Safe Again" resonates with many who yearn for a return to the city's former glory. SOURCE: https://rumble.com/v2a80eu-agenda47-president-trump-announces-plan-to-end-crime-and-restore-law-and-or.html

 

America is facing a surge in violence and lawlessness driven by radical leftist agendas, meaning former President Trump's commitment to restoring law and order is more crucial now more than ever. 

 

Trump's pledge of record investment in law enforcement would clean up our streets, scrub away graffiti, and make our subways and public transportation safe again. This message is a beacon of hope. Under his leadership, America will once again prioritize the safety and security of its citizens.

 

With Trump at the helm, America can look forward to a future where our streets are safe, our cities are thriving, and our citizens are proud to call this nation home. It's time to restore law and order and make America safe again!

 

Note from author: You got another thing coming if you think I'm going to surrender my state and country to SOROS-funded ANTIFA, HAMAS flash mobs and America hating Globalists. I think back to the effective policy Giuliani implemented as Mayor in NYC and Trump as President. We can have safe streets again… Our cities should be glorious, the gold standard of the world. Our great colleges and institutions have tremendous prestige, and to allow a woke 20 year wave to swoop in and destroy it isn't worth clapping for, we need to stop it.

 

  • Michigan House of Representatives District 42 is represented by Republican Matt Hall

  • He is seeking re-election this November

  • His challenger Austin Marsman, a relative newcomer, is a new-style socialist Democrat

  • Marsman is often seen supporting US President Joe Biden and Governor Gretchen Whitmer on his official campaign pages

  • A warning: Austin Marsman represents dark money and a radical vision for Michigan

  • Progressive Voter Guide has a profile on Marsman listing his mission as bringing “a new generation of progressive leadership” to Michigan 

  • Marsman was also endorsed by West Michigan Progress PAC in 2022

 

In Michigan's upcoming election, voters in District 42 are already coalescing behind Incumbent Matt Hall, who will likely face off against Democratic challenger Austin Marsman. Critics argue that Marsman’s support for policies like gender-affirming care and opposition to tough-on-crime measures do not align with the values of District 42 constituents. The outcome of this race could have significant implications for the future direction of the district and the state as a whole.

 

Austin Marsman is precisely the sort of individual who should never be granted access to a position of genuine authority. An opportunist, some would say. Really an extension of the Democrat machine that pumps out empty suits. A lackey, Austin seeks to represent the Democratic Establishment and their policies. The same establishment that has waged a disinformation war against Conservatives, one that Austin is very familiar with.

 

On Tuesday April 2, Former President Donald Trump visited Grand Rapids, MI to highlight the horrors of Biden's border bloodbath where an illegal immigrant viciously killed 25 year-old female Ruby Garcia. Austin took this as an opportunity to take a shot at his opponent who he labeled ‘MAGA Matt' for standing alongside Law Enforcement and former President Donald Trump.

 

This divisive rhetoric is a prime example of why Marsman isn't fit for office. Instead of joining in on calls of Justice for Ruby, His deflection antics are an attempt to shield the Biden Administration and Governor Whitmer from any accountability of their failed policies that are destroying this country.

 

The Democrats' war on parental rights will continue if Marsman is elected. A staunch supporter of planned parenthood, gender mutilation of children under the guise of gender affirming care is something he supports. As well as, weak on crime policies that put criminals back on the streets of Michigan, Austin's failure to condemn Governor Whitmer's $500 offer for Michigan residents to house illegal aliens is the latest example of this. The Governor's call to essentially harbor fugitives of the state is horrifying.

 

Marsman has worked closely with the Democrats serving as Youth Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and Vice Chair of the Allegan County Democratic Party.

 

Also a former Martin Public Schools Board Of Education Trustee from 2020-2023, Austin was one of many people who pushed the harmful vaccine and mask mandates on young children during the COVID19 pandemic. A policy that ignored advice from experts regarding effectiveness and safety.

 

Marsman, seen in multiple photos with Governor Whitmer, would be absolutely terrible for the State of Michigan and House District 42. A quick examination of his past political contributions to AG Dana Nessel and Rep. Christine Morse shows a pattern of partisanship. 

 

Morse was supported by Democratic Super PACS aligned with George Soros. Receiving as many as 11 recurring donations totalling over $1Million from EMILY'S LIST, Michigan House Democratic Fund and Future Now Fund, effectively erasing the door knocking operations, media buys and grassroots fundraising efforts of her opponent. Expect the same playbook of ‘‘Democrat Dark Money' to flow into Michigan in a bid to unseat Incumbent [R] Matt Hall.

 "CCP Gotion will produce 65K gallons of wastewater on a daily basis."

 

PRESS RELEASE Questions from:

@TTA_NewsNetwork

@Gmoney__23

To:

@MichiganEGLE

@GovWhitmer

@Gotion_Offical

1. What measures are in place to prevent lithium contamination of freshwater sources near EV battery plants?

 

2. How often are water samples taken and tested for lithium levels in areas surrounding lithium battery plants?

 

3. What emergency response plans are in place for potential lithium spills or leaks into freshwater sources?

 

4. What studies have been conducted to assess the long-term effects of lithium exposure on local wildlife, aquatic life and ecosystems in the Great Lakes region?

 

5. Why ignore national security threats posed by CCP-EV battery plants?

 

6. How will Gotion dispose of wastewater?

 

7. How does China plan on spending the money? Can you prove the money won't be spent furthering Chinese Military interests?

 

8. How are communities near lithium battery plants informed about potential environmental risks and safety measures?

 

9. Are there any monitoring programs in place to track changes in water quality and quantity near lithium battery plants?

 

10. Are you worried China will corner the EV & REM market?

 

11. How do fluctuations in water availability and quality, such as seasonal variations and extreme weather events, factor into risk assessments for lithium battery plant operations near freshwater sources?

 

12. Are there contingency plans for evacuating nearby communities in the event of a significant lithium-related incident near freshwater sources?

 

13. What steps are taken to ensure that firefighters have the necessary training and equipment to safely respond to lithium-related fires at battery plant sites near freshwater sources?

 

14. What security measures are in place to protect lithium battery plant facilities from physical attacks or unauthorized access?

 

15. How are critical systems and controls within lithium battery plant operations protected from cyberattacks that could result in environmental pollution or contamination?

 

16. Are there specific measures in place to safeguard automated processes and equipment that handle lithium materials to prevent unauthorized access or manipulation?

 

17. Are there redundancies or fail-safes built into pollution control systems to mitigate the impact of cyberattacks on environmental protection measures?

 

18. Are there any external pressures from foreign stakeholders to expedite production at the expense of safety, and how are these pressures managed?

 

19. Are there any instances of technology transfer agreements or knowledge sharing between the host country and foreign investors that may impact safety protocols?

 

20. Are there any instances where profit considerations have overridden safety concerns, and how are such conflicts resolved?

 

21. How can you sleep at night knowing 87% of Michiganders disagree with the decision to build Gotion CCP battery plants?

 

22. What do you have to say to Green Township voters who recalled the entire board over support for Gotion CCP battery plant?

OP-ED: KALAMAZOO IN CRISIS

By: Geoffrey Fields

A Community on Edge

In the heart of Michigan, nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the Great Lakes, lies Kalamazoo—a city grappling with a myriad of challenges that threaten its very essence. From the scourge of homelessness to a surge in crime rates and corruption, the once vibrant streets now echo with the cries of a community in distress. Voices like that of Larry Bell, the renowned business tycoon behind Bell's Brewery, ring out in defiance, demanding action and accountability from city officials.

“The first duty for a city manager is to see that all laws & ordinances are enforced...If the city can't guarantee that they are going to protect my personal property, why would I stay?” according to Larry Bell and MLive.

 

The Homelessness Crisis: A Growing Menace

With each passing day, the specter of homelessness looms larger over the streets of Kalamazoo. Tent cities spring up like mushrooms after a storm, while parks and business districts serve as makeshift shelters for those without a roof over their heads. Services like 'Open Doors' beckon the homeless, drawing them to the city in search of refuge and support. Yet, as the numbers swell, the city finds itself ill-equipped to address the burgeoning crisis.

According to WWMT - Citizens like Quintin Slovacek and Audrey Chapmen claim encounters with the homeless populace now seem ubiquitous in downtown Kalamazoo. “Homeless hanging out in Bronson Park with their belongings.” Their presence, once sporadic, has now become a constant reminder of the city's struggle to keep pace with the problem at hand. 

City leaders, including Commissioner Don Cooney, acknowledge the gravity of the situation they've created, confessing to being overwhelmed by its scale. “I think why there has been an increase here is we provide services here that a lot of other services in the county don’t, so people come here so they can get some services… We can’t keep up with the problem.”

 

Population down 19% since 1970

Under the leadership of Mayor David Anderson, the city has garnered the dubious distinction of being the 7th most violent city in Michigan—a sobering reality, according to Neighborhood Scout.

When the problem exploded in recent years it prompted the police departments of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo Michigan to issue a historic joint-statement denouncing local leaders for their “defund the police” rhetoric and stifling recruitment.

Statistics paint a grim picture: crime rates have soared, with property theft and violent offenses witnessing alarming spikes. Successful efforts to decriminalize certain misdemeanors like: littering, public urination and defecation have produced expected results. The streets of Kalamazoo remain fraught with danger, leaving residents questioning decisions their so-called  leaders have created.

According to FBI data, crime in Kalamazoo has surged beyond the national average, with crime up by a staggering 166% and violent crime soaring by 269%. Shockingly, one in fifteen individuals is projected to fall victim to property theft, underscoring the pervasive nature of the crisis.

 

The Education Front: Controversy in the Classroom

Even within the confines of its educational institutions, Kalamazoo finds itself embroiled in controversy. Recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by TTA Owner Geoffrey Fields unearthed documents revealing the presence of trans ideology within Kalamazoo Public Schools. Guidelines allowing students to use facilities corresponding to their gender identity and the promotion of LGBTQ extracurricular activities have sparked heated debates within the community.

 

Editorial Notes and Comments

With no end in sight, or true solution being offered by anyone of notoriety like Mayor David Anderson… Bidenomics, liberal policy and economic failures have 56% of households in Kalamazoo living within the minimum income level necessary for survival.

Local Citizens did their job by recalling city officials who approved of Chinese battery plants. Stark opposition to Governor Whitmer’s ‘China First Policy” has grown to 87% according to recent polls from The Center Square and Marketing Resource Group.

 

“Giving hard-earned tax dollars to entities with CCP connections could be a contributing factor as to why voters have a growing concern and mistrust of government and politicians.” Tom Shields, Senior Advisor to MRG, LLC. According to Michigan News Source, “The poll shows overwhelming opposition to the state funding facilities with connections to the CCP with every demographic, political group and geographical region of the state opposed.” 

In total, the project is slated to receive more than $800 million in incentives and taxpayer money. How will China spend this cash?

 

Whitmer bypassed allied Five Eyes intel alerts, US National Security officials and backlash from voters to approve CCP-battery plants

“Two Michigan Republican lawmakers asked the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to stop subsidizing Gotion’s electric vehicle plant.

The letter cites recent national security concerns from current and former federal officials, asking the state to recoup any funds distributed thus far.

Michigan Republican Sens. Jonathan Lindsey, of Allen, and Lana Theis, of Brighton, sent the letter asking that the state recoup any funds distributed thus far”, According to The Center Square.

 

Letter

“In light of recent warnings from national security experts, we are writing to formally request that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Strategic Fund suspend and recover any payments to Gotion, Inc. until the state of Michigan can better understand the risks associated with the proposed project and its connection to the Chinese government.

Last week, President Joe Biden’s CIA Director William Burns labeled China as the United States’ biggest long-term threat, saying they have “the intent to reshape the international order and the economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to do so.”

In congressional testimony last month, FBI Director Christopher Wray again warned of the security threat posed by China, saying,“they target our freedoms, reaching inside our borders,across America, to silence, coerce, and threaten our citizens and residents.”

And perhaps most concerningly for Michiganders, former Obama administration CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently directly cited the Gotion battery plant as a threat to American security.

Panetta warned Congress that plans to build a factory in Michigan could expose the country to espionage and that it is unwise to give Gotion any federal, state or local tax incentives.

“I don't think there's any question that they're going to take advantage of that situation,” said Panetta.“They'll establish a manufacturing unit, they'll establish whatever they can, and then they will use that for their own intelligence purposes. They will use that for their own economic purposes. They'll use it to be able to gain the kind of advantages that are counter, frankly, to the interests of the United States.”

A bipartisan majority of Congress has heeded the warnings from these experts, recently voting to restrict the Department of Defense from buying batteries made by six Chinese companies due to their ties to the Chinese Communist Party, including Gotion.”

 

China is moving into Michigan -- Making visits to assess the land, excavators are now clearing trees to begin construction.

SECURITY Concerns: National, Environmental, Economic, Cyber

Giving an enemy country US taxpayer money to establish lithium EV battery factories near significant freshwater sources or regions with high groundwater level CERTAINLY poses a serious threat. Geopolitical implications: Corner the supply chain for electric vehicles, REM and exploit the US with permanent long-term funding deals to gain strategic and military advantages.

 

How to stop it? Elect new leadership

Stop voting blue. A new Governor after Whitmer could easily reverse this decision and declare CCP-battery plants a threat to national and economic security. Similarly, a new President like Trump could simply take on Blue State Governors by banning this type of investment at the federal level likely through a series of EOs, Congressional and Agency action.

Recalling city leaders, pulling building permits on a local level can be stifled by the Governor as we are seeing. Despite opposition from the city they are being overruled.

In 2023, for the first time in history Taiwan's military conducted a drill designed to repel a Chinese attack at Taoyuan Airport. Largely influenced by the failed Russian attempt to capture Ukraine’s Antonov airport in early 2022 –  by repelling this attack, Ukraine prevented a day one Russian victory.

While similar simulations had been conducted at other airports, this marked the first time that a military exercise had been carried out at Taoyuan Airport.

Taiwanese to seriously consider immediately bolstering the air defenses in northern Taiwan. One way of dealing with this urgent problem would be to restore the strategic role of the Taoyuan Air Base.

The region has launch sites for missiles, but not for fighter jets.

Taoyuan Airport today is a travel hub for the public estimates place traffic around 6 million per year, leaving little room for military aircraft, any response to a Chinese invasion would rely on flying aircraft from air bases in Hsinchu County or the more distant Hualien County.

“Taipei Times: When it comes to air defense, every second counts, but despite Taiwan’s intrinsic geographical and defensive advantages, northern Taiwan depends on bringing in fighter jets from far away, which leaves too wide a strategic gap.”

Response time

In the event of invasion by China the first 3 hours are critical. Reports suggest that recent hacks in the United States by Chinese cyber hackers would delay US response time. An hour in, China will have targeted critical infrastructure in Taiwan; as US intelligence is just beginning to brief the President. A successful response by Taiwan could be limited or delayed a few hours as the US plots involvement, paving the way for a potential “quick” victory for the CCP.

According to CNN, FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday warned that Chinese hackers are preparing to “wreak havoc and cause real-world harm” to the US.

“China’s hackers are positioning on American infrastructure in preparation to wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities, if or when China decides the time has come to strike,” Wray told the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.

“The move by the Justice Department and FBI is part of a broader, government-wide attempt to blunt the impact of a persistent Chinese hacking effort that US officials fear could hinder any US military response in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, CNN has reported. The hackers are believed to be using access to some of the devices to burrow further into sensitive critical infrastructure — things like ports and transportation networks.”

China may go for an escalation of relations with Taiwan because of US President Joe Biden's incompetence

The US "is not going to survive" if the Republicans fail to win in this year's general election, former US President Donald Trump claimed

Breaking News: "ABUSE OF POWER" Michigan Democrat Barb Byrum used 'political influence' in order to get son back into school after being expelled for sexually assaulting a female student, per lawsuit

- She refused to comment to MI News Source and blocked TTA on Facebook so I can't tag her to get responses to my questions. Court docs also sent to @CraigDMauger on X but I don't believe DET NEWS has covered it yet.

"...The Title IX investigation determined that Byrum and Delaney's son violated the school district's policy prohibiting sexual assault when he allegedly put his hand inside a female student's pants during class, the complaint states.

The boy ignored her attempts to push him away and only stopped touching her when class concluded. The suit claims he tried to assault her again a few days later in another class.

Other classmates interviewed as part of the allegation corroborated parts of the girl's allegations, according to the complaint.

But the lawsuit alleges that the two youths have now been 'placed back in the exact same public school district' after the boy's parents successfully rallied district officials.

The girl has repeatedly complained about seeing her alleged attacker in the hallways, at lunch and during extracurricular activities, according to the suit - which names the district, Mason High School Principal Lance Delbridge, Assistant Principal Nicholas Toodzio, Byrum and Delaney as defendants."

Questions from TTA NEWS:
To: Barb Byrum


1. Will you resign amid an obvious abuse of power scandal? 

2. Why wasn't your son charged, arrested and placed on the sex offenders list?

3. Do you have any conflicts of interest with law enforcement in the area?

4. Do you have any standards or morals?

5. What message do you think this sends to voters who see a pattern.. considering your mother was involved in the 'Larry Nassar' cover-up at MSU?

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BREAKING NEWS: AIR & TAP WATER CRISIS BREWS IN AMERICA, TTA OFFERS PLAN TO FIX IT! By: Geoffrey Fields

🚨 Air and tap water crisis brews in America!


"Uranium, Lead and Other Toxins Detectable in Two-Thirds of U.S. Community Water System Monitoring Records"

COLUMBIA PUBLIC HEALTH

GUARDIAN

CNN

TIMES FREE PRESS

URANIUM EFFECTS: Previous studies have found associations between chronic uranium exposure and increased risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, lung cancer and death

LEAD EFFECTS: 

CHILDREN

Even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in:

Behavior and learning problems


Lower IQ and hyperactivity
Slowed growth
Hearing problems
Anemia

In some cases, ingestion of lead can cause seizures, coma and even death.

PREGNANT WOMEN

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium and is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also cross the placental barrier exposing the fetus to lead. This can result in serious effects to the mother and her developing fetus, including:

Reduced growth of the fetus
Premature birth
Lead transmitted through breast milk

ADULTS

Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults exposed to lead can suffer from:

Cardiovascular effects
Increased blood pressure
Incidence of hypertension
Decreased kidney function
Reproductive problems

EFFECTS OF BAD AIR:

"Air pollution levels in Kalamazoo,MI neighborhood are hazardous, state finds" The Environmental Protection Agency says hydrogen sulfide levels above 1.4 parts per billion can cause health problems with long-term exposure.

Sensors near the two properties -- east of North Pitcher Street and north of North Edwards Street -- showed concentrations regularly above 1.4 parts per billion, from September 2019 to December 2021.

EFFECTS OF BAD AIR:

Copd
Asthma
Lung cancer
Heart disease 

- MY IDEAS FOR A COMMON SENSE PLAN -- SAFE WATER & AIR TREATMENT: SWAT ACT

With the advancement of Technology and American innovation rising in every sector, we should demand advancement and investment in technology controlling our water and air. The ability to quickly detect harmful toxins, cleaner more efficient pipes and filters, cleaner ways to dispose of waste, many companies have been allowed to dump waste into our lakes and rivers and wonder why we have problems. Technology has allowed us to diagnose self-inflicted damage to our own environment. The SWAT act would create financial assistance programs in the form of newly created state grants and securing existing federal grants to assist Water Utilities and Homeowners in the replacement of all lead-contaminated water service lines, it would Redirect unused Covid funds given to the state to finance these grants, ban environmental waste dumping, Reach out to brilliant innovators worldwide to develop ideas for clean water and air technologies, Build an Opt-in program to create working relationships with the EPA and companies that produce potentially harmful material to do so and dispose of, in a safe manner with an option to provide Quarterly-Emission reports thus ensuring transparency. We need a plan that bans environmental waste, a plan to rapidly replace all lead pipes in Kalamazoo and the entire US within 2-6 years. In Wisconsin, Green Bay did it in 5 years. So, if we don't address this problem now, it will be too late. It's common sense and homeowners pay nothing! Most importantly no mandates or tax increases to fund this project. Use money the Government has wasted that's in circulation or stagnant and redirect.


💭 NOTE: Some will say it's too LEFT OR RIGHT. I believe clean water and air should be something both sides can agree to without either side pushing their agenda. Can we replace the lead pipes and create new filters to detect toxins? Seems like common sense to me. WE CANNOT SIT AROUND WAITING FOR FLINT, MICHIGAN TO HAPPEN AGAIN!
 

BREAKING NEWS: PVT. KING BACK IN US CUSTODY

Breaking News: PVT. King, US Soldier Who Defected to North Korea, Now in US Custody

Recent and dramatic developments have brought PVT. King, the US soldier who defected to North Korea during a recent tour, back into the spotlight. According to verified reports, PVT. King is now in US custody, marking a significant shift in this ongoing international incident.

The news of PVT. King's defection to North Korea had sent shockwaves through diplomatic circles, leaving many questioning the motives and circumstances behind such a daring move. His sudden return to US custody raises several pressing questions regarding the events that transpired during his time in North Korea and the subsequent circumstances that led to his return.

North Korea's state news agency had said earlier Wednesday the country would expel King, claiming he had "confessed that he illegally intruded" into the country.

U.S. officials said King was transferred to China where he was handed over to the United States.

US authorities are yet to release if comprehensive deals or exchanges were made surrounding the operation that facilitated PVT. King's return. Speculations abound regarding the methods and negotiations involved in his safe repatriation. Many are eager to learn about the diplomatic efforts that transpired behind the scenes and the future steps that will be taken to ensure PVT. King's well-being and safety.

The return of PVT. King is a turning point in this perplexing story, with the nation hopeful for a transparent investigation and clarity regarding the events leading to his defection and eventual return. The US government's handling of this delicate situation and its subsequent actions will be closely observed as the world awaits further updates and revelations.

This development holds broader implications for international relations and may prompt a reevaluation of security protocols and strategies to prevent similar incidents in the future. It also serves as a reminder of the delicate nature of diplomatic relations and the imperative to address any underlying concerns that may have motivated such actions.

MORE: It's expected PVT. KING will be in deep trouble when he returns to will face some sort of punishment: likely extreme. More updates to follow

US FEARS NORTH KOREA WILL TORTURE PVT. KING, HOPING KIM RESPECTS MILITARY 
 

BY: GEOFFREY A. FIELDS

(SCROLL FOR LIVE UPDATES:) America, Let’s hope the worst doesn’t happen to PVT. King, the US Soldier who defected to North Korea during a tour recently. Perspective: When North Korea tortured US Citizen Otto Warmbier his injuries were so severe experts question whether Kim was experimenting with directed energy weapons. ‘US doctors described Mr. Warmbier as being in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" (Brain Dead) but the Warmbier family said calling this just a coma was "unfair". His father said when they saw his son he was "moving around, and jerking violently, making these howling and inhuman sounds". His head was shaved, he was blind and deaf, his arms and legs were "totally deformed" and he had a huge scar on his foot, he said. It "looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth".’

News broke of China perfecting their new energy weapon “NeuroStrike” – This attacks the target's brain waves and bodily functions. Testing for this weapon likely takes place in North Korea, per reporting.

There has been contact made by the US Government, MIlitary with channels in North Korea but so far Kim has stonewalled negotiators. This opens up an “opportunity” for Kim, experts say. Given that this is a member of the US Armed Forces, it's possible Kim could seek the unfreezing of assets, sanction relief, prisoner swaps or something in return from US President Joe Biden, opposed to unrestricted torture like Otto. The ‘top priority’ for the US is the well being of PVT. King. I would like to think North Korea wouldn’t treat a US Soldier in the same fashion it does a regular US citizen. However, this isn’t the case. Reports suggest NK hasn’t provided Pvt. King much food.

WORST CASE SCENARIO 

 

Kim continues to disrespect Biden. North Korea tortures and forces PVT. King to denounce the US and No deal is struck between the Governments in Washington and North Korea. WIth communication cut off, tensions could rise as members of Congress could escalate rhetoric and threaten action. Like Otto's unfortunate case, years could go by, a Presidential election could pass– we could have a new President.

If this happens, it’s safe to assume the worst for PVT. King. Officials in Pyongyang are tight lipped and haven’t even revealed his whereabouts as of this reporting. This type of treatment of a US Soldier would certainly tank relations to a new low, this would mark a historic act of war as Kim would hail this as retaliation from the Korean War. 

It remains unclear why PVT. King dashed into North Korea, let’s pray this isn’t a generation of pranks, clicks and Tik-Tok videos coming to a culmination. Can you imagine? Causing such turmoil. Getting tortured and experimented on by Kim’s regime over such stupidity?

Live Updates w/ public sources: CNN, WI State Journal, Daily Beast, NK News: this part is aggregated by ChatCPT

 

Update 1 - Per reporting, Thomas King of Kenosha, the father of a Wisconsin soldier who crossed into North Korea, asserts that his son is an ardent patriot and a committed member of the military. However, he speculates that his son's actions were likely the result of a mistake made after a prolonged night of drinking. Before enlisting in the Army, Travis King was not known to consume alcohol, but it appears that he may have indulged in celebration upon his unit's return to the United States after a lengthy two-year deployment on the Korean Peninsula.


During an interview on Tuesday, Thomas King expressed his belief that intoxication was likely the primary factor behind his son's actions. He maintains that Travis King's status as a responsible drinker before his military service further supports the notion that excessive alcohol consumption on that particular occasion might have led him to cross into North Korea inadvertently.


Update 2 - According to a report, the U.S. Army soldier who recently fled to North Korea triggered an international incident and had previously stated that he had no intentions of returning to his post or to America.

 

The Messenger obtained Army documents that reveal Private Travis King's disciplinary and legal troubles leading up to his border crossing on Tuesday. One such incident occurred on September 4, 2022, where King allegedly failed to report to an accountability formation—a military muster used to verify the presence of troops and their readiness for the day. The documents indicate that the now 23-year-old King explicitly expressed his refusal to return to his post or America and claimed to be in the South Korean city of Uijeongbu.


Update 3 - Deemed as propaganda: In its first public statement on detained US soldier Travis King, North Korea claimed the private was fleeing "inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the US Army."

 

The statement, carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), added that King "expressed his willingness to seek refuge in the DPRK or a third country, saying that he was disillusioned at the unequal American society."

 

North Korean investigators have also concluded that King crossed deliberately and illegally, with the intent to stay in the North or in a third country, state news agency KCNA said.


“During the investigation, Travis King confessed that he had decided to come over to the DPRK as he harbored ill feelings against inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the U.S. Army,” KCNA said, using the North’s official name. “He also expressed his willingness to seek refugee in the DPRK or a third country, saying that he was disillusioned at the unequal American society.”


King was “kept under control by soldiers of the Korean People’s Army” after his crossing and the investigation was still active, the agency added.

Update 4 - US President Joe Biden is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in direct talks about the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, bypassing any preconditions, according to a senior White House official.

“They have not responded positively to that offer, but it’s still on the table. We are willing to sit down and negotiate without preconditions,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby told Japanese media.

This announcement came just ahead of Friday’s trilateral summit, where Biden will meet the leaders of Japan and South Korea.

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