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Pro-Democracy Parties Secure Landslide Victory in Hong Kong
After the Nov 24 elections held in Hong Kong, the pro-democracy camp has won a landslide victory. This is proof that the majority of the Hong Kong people support the protest movement and are against the Chinese regime’s encroachment. Democratic candidates secured more than half of the 452 district council seats for the first time. Residents turned out in record numbers. The turn-out was twice the size of the last district elections held in 2015. The pro-democracy groups secured 334 seats, while the pro-establishment camp scored only 37. A record of 1,104 candidates was vying for 452 seats.
Jimmy Sham, a candidate running for the Civil Human Rights Front, said: “This election is special because it is a formal confrontation between pro-establishment and pro-democracy parties after months of unrest caused by the misstep of government.” Sham made this statement standing with crutches just weeks after he was attacked and beaten by men with hammers at a rally in October. He went on to say, “ It is a victory for the people of Hong Kong.” This victory has sent a clear message to the present leadership, that the pro-democracy movement is not in the minority.
Navy Secretary Fired by Pentagon: Trump Says His ‘Service Has Been Terminated
Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher, who was recently convicted in a military court for posing in a picture along an Isis fighter’s corpse was fated to lose his Trident Pin as well as the stripping of all of his Seal Honors. President Trump stepped in and in a tweet said he thought that Gallagher’s case was being handled badly. Then Navy Secretary, Richard Spencer said he did not interpret President Trump’s tweet as ‘ a formal order’. On Sunday, Defense Secretary Mark Espen asked for Spencer’s resignation. In a response to Spencer’s firing the President Tweeted,
“ I was not pleased with the way that Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s trial was handled by the Navy. He was treated very badly but despite this,was completely exonerated on all major charges. I restored Eddie’s rank.” Trump added. “ Therefore Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s services have been terminated by Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper. I thank Richard for his service and commitment. Eddie will retire peacefully with all the honors that he has earned, including his Trident Pin.” The President nominated now Ambassador, Admiral Ken Braithwaite to replace Spencer as the new Secretary of the Navy.
VIRGINIA SHERIFF WILL NOT ENFORCE UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN LAWS
Amelia County, Virginia Sheriff Ricky L. Walker, made it clear he will not enforce unconstitutional gun laws even if ordered to do so by a judge. Walker said in a statement speaking to Amelia County residents, “ My oath of office is to uphold the Constitution of the United States.” He further explained that even with a judge’s order, he would not confiscate guns, if the law at the center of the judge’s ruling was unconstitutional.” Walker added, “ That’s what I hang my hat on.” This comes after Democrats in Virginia prepare to take over the Virginia Legislature and newly-elected Democrat Governor, Ralph Northam readies for a war on guns.
In a recent report done by Breitbart News, declarations of ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ are popping up in numerous Virginia counties. Some counties declaring themselves to be such sanctuaries include; Appomatox, Giles, and Dinwiddle. There are other Counties that also have approved resolutions that defy Richmond to come & take their guns. Virginia Delegate Ken Plum, a Democrat from Fairfax has already introduced legislation for the new incoming Democrat majority to pass.
Bloomberg News Pledges Not To Investigate Democratic Presidential Candidates
Now that Michael Bloomberg has officially entered the Democratic Presidential race, Bloomberg News says it won’t conduct investigative reporting on any Democrat presidential candidates, declared the news outlet’s editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait on Sunday. In a note to his staffers, he said, “ We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike and his family or his foundation and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic Primaries.”
The news outlet says that for the time being, “ we will continue to investigate the Trump administration as the government of the day.” On an interesting note, Michael Bloomberg recently defended the Chinese regime leader, Xi Jinping and said that he did not consider Xi a dictator at all. He said, “ The communist party wants to stay in power in China, and so they listen to the public.” Well, this gives a bit of an insight as to what type of policies Michael Bloomberg will likely embrace as a President.
Today’s quote is from George Washington’s ‘ Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior’,
#24. Do not laugh too loud or too much at any public spectacle.
#25. Superfluous compliments and all affection ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due, they are not to be neglected.”