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White House revolving door   America - all of it

Started 7/24/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 2442 views.
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Mar-18

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Apr-4

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Donald Trump fires Michael Atkinson, the Inspector-General for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered the US President's impeachment.

Democracy comes to a halt in the US - not with a bang but with a whimper.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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Yep.

This story will be buried under a tonne of Covid-19 stories.

MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Apr-5

Or "buried" under the victims body bags.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Apr-5

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

This story will be buried under a tonne of Covid-19 stories.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/04/827321294/german-french-officials-accuse-u-s-of-diverting-supplies

Security with face masks stand in front of the Signal Iduna Park, where a temporary coronavirus treatment center opened in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday. Germany has the fourth-most COVID-19 cases in the world and demand for medical supplies has skyrocketed.

Martin Meissner/AP

German, French Officials Accuse U.S. Of Diverting Supplies

April 4, 2020 ... officials in both Germany and France accused the U.S. of diverting medical supplies meant for their respective countries by outbidding the original buyers.

As of Saturday, there were more than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and more than 60,000 deaths from the virus, according to a tally by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has the most cases globally, with Germany and France at the fourth and fifth-highest case count, respectively.

On Friday, officials in Berlin alleged that the U.S. intercepted a shipment of medical equipment in Thailand from American medical supply company 3M and diverted it to the U.S., the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported. Berlin's interior minister called the alleged interception "modern piracy."

That same day, French officials accused the U.S. of redirecting a shipment of medical masks from Shanghai originally intended for a hard-hit French region to the U.S. by offering a much higher price for the supplies, The Guardian reported.

... The U.S. has flatly denied allegations of diverting supplies from other countries. But President Trump has also tried to force American companies into prioritizing U.S. orders by invoking the Defense Production Act. On Thursday, the president used the DPA to order 3M to stop exporting hospital-grade N95 masks to Canada and Latin America, according to the company.

"We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. 'P Act' all the way," the president said in a tweet Thursday night.

On Friday morning, 3M warned of "significant humanitarian implications" of ending shipments to Canada and Latin America, saying the company is "a critical supplier of respirators." 3M also said other countries would likely retaliate, reducing the overall number of respirators in the U.S.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau echoed warnings against halting American medical exports to Canada on Friday.

"It would be a mistake to create blockages or reduce the amount of back-and-forth trade of essential goods and services including medical goods," the Canadian leader said.

3M CEO Mike Roman also pushed back on the president's threats to the company. "The idea that 3M is not doing all it can to fight price gouging and unauthorized retailing is absurd," Roman said in a CNBC interview. "The narrative that we are not doing everything we can to maximize deliveries of respirators in our home country — nothing could be further from the truth."

... The Trump administration has come under criticism for the same issue in domestic markets. ... "They should've had more ventilators. They were totally under-serviced," the president said Friday. "We have a lot of states that have to be taken care of, some much more than others."

New York state has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the country, with more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday. The next closest state is New Jersey with just under 30,000 cases.

bml00

From: bml00

Apr-5

Don’t worry about the US , Turkey took over a large consignment of medical equipment including respirators paid for by the French so everybody is looking after themselves 

N95 masks are manufactured in China for hospitals there is the KN95 mask which will also do the Job for non medical usage ( you and me eg) equally as good are the disposable masks 

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