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    Did Trump Play Right into China's Hands? Is COVID-19 Really China's Response to the Trade War?

    Trump keeps boasting at these Press Briefings that he is the first one to "make China pay the U.S." as he proudly announces that he brokered a deal that brings "Billions" to American farmers.

    So what does that actually mean?

    It might mean that China just played him. China was having major food issues prior to the coronavirus' outbreak in Wuhan.

    Their pork industry was being ravaged, once again, this time by "African swine fever."

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0057-2

    So now, as the U.S. is locked down and the entire food chain is falling apart, our farmers cannot process all of their animals because there are not enough processing plants. Hogs and other livestock are actually being euthanized.

    For the remaining pork inventory that IS being processed, guess where most of it is going?

    If you answered "China," you're smarter than 99.999% of the people in this country, including, apparently, our politicians.

    Yesterday's Livestock report from Reuters:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-...-idUSL1N2CI375

    Quote:

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported export sales of U.S. pork in the week ended April 23 at 50,300 tonnes, a three-week high. China was the top buyer, booking 35,138 tonnes, while actual pork shipments to China totaled 20,683 tonnes, the most in five weeks.
    That's 70% of our nation's pork supplying heading across the sea to China, as American consumers very soon will not be able to buy pork in the U.S. (EDIT 1: I see now this percentage is of exports, not total hog production - I will see if I can find that. EDIT 2: it was 31% exports in Feb. - one third to China - See CNBC story below.)

    So who's outplaying who in this trade war between the U.S. and China?

    Oh, and that's not all. Guess who else is capitalizing on the meat shortages? Why, the Green movement of course! Plant-based meats are all of a sudden increasing production to meet the new demands that will soon be in place once the grocery store shelves are bare of actual meat.

    And guess where the next big market is for plant-based meats?

    If you said "China" again, congratulations. You get to go to the head of the class....

    Beyond Meat stock price soars amid fear of a coronavirus beef and pork shortage

    Meet the Impossible Foods competitor bringing vegan 'pork' to Asia

    So all of this begs the question, since we know now there is not even an accurate test that can identify something called a "COVID-19" virus, was this China's plan all along?

    And what part did Fauci and Bill Gates play in all of this? Hint: how about 1 BILLION doses of a COVID-19 vaccine per year to inject into the entire world's population?

    Moderna aims for a billion COVID-19 shots a year with Lonza manufacturing tie-up
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    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
    (1 John 4:18)

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    From CNBC:

    The order has highlighted a debate inside the White House over whether to limit exports of pork to China, and what the president decides could have major implications for other U.S. exports. Previous DPA orders during the coronavirus crisis have required that makers of essential equipment in short supply to limit exports for the duration of the national emergency. 3M, which makes masks, is the most visible example.

    When it comes to the meatpackers, there are no such limitations. Through February, pork and pork variety meat exports accounted for 31% of all U.S. production, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Just over one-third of those exports went to China.

    On Wednesday, Trump held a private call with major meat industry CEOs, where he was asked about the prospect of export limits on meat, given that an imminent shortage for U.S. consumers was the justification for the executive order.

    The president responded that he is not interested in restricting exports at this time, according to current and former White House officials who requested anonymity to describe a private call.


    Still, there are some in the White House who are pushing for tighter export restrictions on meat, a former administration official told CNBC.

    The question comes down to priorities, said Anthony Rapa, a partner in the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he works on trade and national security issues.

    The Trump administration’s internal debate over meat exports comes at an especially difficult time for the U.S.-China relationship, as the two countries trade accusations over who is responsible for the severity of America’s coronavirus epidemic.

    Trump has recently tried to shift the blame for his administration’s slow response to the pandemic onto China, where the novel coronavirus was first identified in December.

    On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that White House aides are debating various ways to punish China for allegedly withholding early reports of the virus’s spread through the city of Wuhan.

    But when it comes to restricting meat exports, Trump faces pressure from an industry that doesn’t want its revenue streams restricted. He must also weigh the potential damage an export restriction could do the U.S.-China trade deal Trump signed in January.

    Paving the way for more American pork exports to China was a key component of the landmark deal, which remains the crown jewel of Trump’s trade-focused foreign policy agenda during his first term. As part of the U.S.-China trade agreement, Beijing agreed to buy $12.5 billion in agricultural goods this year from the United States, and another $19.5 billion in 2021. But the correlation between how much U.S. pork is exported to China, and how much is left for American consumers, is not as clear cut as it seems.

    Some U.S. pork processing facilities make a product specifically for Chinese consumption, while others export whole hogs, effectively skipping much of the actual processing that goes into producing muscle cuts for grocery stores. Export of U.S. pork to China has soared since the 2018 swine flu epidemic devastated China’s domestic pork supply.

    And a Chinese company owns one of the largest U.S. pork producers, Smithfield Foods, which it acquired through a $4.7 billion deal in 2013.

    Maintaining America’s capacity to process meat for export to China and other countries also has ripple effects all the way down the supply chain. In recent weeks, many of the nation’s meat farmers have been forced to euthanize animals after the meatpacking plant closures left them with nowhere to ship their mature livestock. New animals are being born all the time.

    Moreover, restricting pork exports to China for the duration of the pandemic would likely be deeply unpopular with both the U.S. meat industry and the Chinese. But if the president does nothing, and continues to permit roughly one-tenth all U.S. pork to be sent to China every month, there could be other pitfalls.
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    (1 John 4:18)

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    And what part did Fauci and Bill Gates play in all of this? Hint: how about 1 BILLION doses of a COVID-19 vaccine per year to inject into the entire world's population?
    Whats the end game for Bill Gates companies that are supposedly working on this supposed vaccine? depopulation? mass chipping in these vaccines or what? pretty sure Bill Gates on twitter mentioned that around 700k people/children might not make it once they are injected with their vaccines? so really whats the end game?

    What happens when others reject their vaccine?

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    So we should just roll over and let them rob us?

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    "So now, as the U.S. is locked down and the entire food chain is falling apart, our farmers cannot process all of their animals because there are not enough processing plants. Hogs and other livestock are actually being euthanized."

    The supply chains are fragile because of government regulation, as are a lot of things that aren't working right, and the cause of much of industry moving offshore, brought about by fellow travelers with communist China, foreign bribes, and crooks.

    In example, I posted a Maisie article in his forum mentioning one example of that in the meat industry. It's the same across the board. The problems are intentionally caused by regulation. There is enough processing ability - there is simply not enough "permitted" plants.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ngton-Examiner
    Last edited by SpiritOf1776_J4; 05-05-2020 at 08:21 AM.



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