Raheem Kassam, Jack Maxey, and Vish Burra discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic as America’s Calling in is Mark Simon to give us an update on Hong Kong and Jimmy Lai. Also calling in is Natalie Winters to discuss TikTok and the CCP.

Aired On: 08/12/2020


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Show Notes

  1. Pompeo doesn’t think China’s dominance isn’t inevitable and that free societies havealways been more enticing than ones that aren’t -Pillsbury
  2. If a free society had been the one where COVID-19 started, it wouldn’t have gotten anywhere as bad because we would’ve shared data -Pillsbury
  3. Over 2000 statements have been put out by the Trump Administration about China and what the war plan would be -Pillsbury
  4. Trump has made more live comments himself than previous Presidents and have been honest about them showing his true anti-CCP feelings are -Pillsbury
  5. Trump has worked harder than other presidents to combat the data-stealing by the Chinese and to lower their technological cooperation with the CCP -Pillsbury
  6. China has tried to work together with Nasa because they really want the technology to make it to space -Pillsbury
  7. Also, the rhetoric by the administration says a lot on what their opinion is such as calling their human rights issue “the stain of the century” by Pompeo -Pillsbury (​https://time.com/5630180/china-uighurs-mike-pompeo-stain-of-century/​)
  8. China’s reactions to the administration show how much of a threat they see us as and they didn’t think we were a real threat two years ago but the last 6 months has shown a different approach by the government -Pillsbury
  9. China started to see us more of a threat when they saw that Biden and Harris have a strong chance of losing -Pillsbury
  10. The shift of power over the last 2 decades has taken most Americans by surprise because they thought that the Chinese would never catch up and now they are on par or better than us in many fields -Pillsbury
  11. In a serious war with China, our admirals and generals have seemed to signal that we wouldn’t have enough ammunition to actually deal with China -Pillsbury
  12. We have a lot of small advantages like better agility on fighters but the overall trends of how many fighters and how long we could use them shows that China is extremely strong and scary -Pillsbury
  13. In a conflict more than 24 hours, we would be in extremely bad shape because of the distance of the war and their industrial capacity -Pillsbury
  1. Jimmy Lai was released after huge amounts of the China Apple Daily sales on bail (​https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/hong-kong-jimmy-lai-released-crowds​)
  2. Even though they are released, they’re still in danger because of the National Security Law which technically has an umbrella almost everyone -Maxey (​https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/08/11/china/hong-kong-mass-arrests-under-security-law )
  3. Nigeria is starting to question China’s deals with them because they’re seeing how China is placing them underneath them (​https://nairametrics.com/2020/05/21/china-nigeria-loan-nigeria-is-falling-into-chinas-debt -trap/​)
  4. Latin American countries are starting to go down the same path as African nations of selling out their nations -Maxey
  5. We should stand up to the CCP the same way we stood to the Nazi’s because of the dangers that are threatened to us from the development of new technologies -Maxey
  6. The Apple Daily had 8x more copies printed because of their sales skyrocketing and people going directly to the distribution center to buy them (​https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Hong-Kongers-buy-stock-and-newspapers-to-support-Ap ple-Daily​)
  7. Once Jimmy Lai was arrested, huge amounts of the Chinese population bought Apple Daily stock making it go up 4x in 24 hours (​https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53732436​)
  8. The CCP hopes that all Americans let the Chinese country pass on their problems because it doesn’t affect them immediately -Simon
  9. The CCP could take out the Hong Kong city within a week whenever they stop needing Hong Kong as a separate system -Simon
  1. The Hong Kong police for decades was seen as one of the world’s best police forces in the world -Maxey and Simon
  2. Tiktok is collaborating with lead stories, an independent fact-checker, which has extreme ties to CNN and all their donations are towards Democratic candidates -Winters
  3. Lead stories have started censored national pulse articles, EX: Censoring Pelosi saying China would prefer Biden and will send people who click national pulse articles to lead stories website to why they think it isn’t true -Kassam (​https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/05/tiktok-updates-policies-to-ban-deepfakes-expand-fac t-checks-and-flag-election-misinfo/​)
  1. The United Kingdom’s weakness has been seen from the effects of Coronavirus because you see centralized power -Kassam
  2. Countries that have had the virus run through the population already have started to be able to open up and start working again -Maxey (​https://www.contagionlive.com/news/sweden-response-lockdown-tcell-immunity​)
  3. The British had the national health service trying to save itself instead of its citizens because all the core competencies have been outsourced to other countries making a lot of political decisions made recently to turn out horribly -Kassam (​https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-elderly-sp/special-report-in -shielding-its-hospitals-from-covid-19-britain-left-many-of-the-weakest-exposed-idUSKB N22H2CR​)
  4. A lot of damage done around the world has been from the overreaction of countries to mitigate this virus leading to a collapse of the world economy -Maxey
  5. Lessons we’ve learned from Virus: Centralization is bad and outsourcing medical and industrial capacities really hundred the country -Kassam
  6. Kamala was a simple pick because she was boring and not super-known but it actually could hurt them because democratic voters have already been polled where they voiced that they don’t like her -Burra (​https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/03/politics/kamala-harris-california-presidential-poll-2020/i ndex.html​)
  7. Even Kamala’s father said he’s ashamed on how she treats her race, they say she’s African American while she’s actually Jamaican and Indian -Burra (​https://www.businessinsider.com/kamala-harris-father-condemns-jamaica-marijuana-jok e-2019-2​)

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