US unrest likely to continue at least until November election

Covid-19 has caused a lot of problems in the United States, and that looks like continuing for months at least, with a resurgence of the spread, cases and deaths. Even Donald Trump has conceded, deciding to can the Republican convention he was previously determined to go ahead with in Florida after North Carolina ruled it out due to Covid.

Alongside that are the race protests that refuse to go away following the death of George Floyd, with Trump intent on clamping down on protests or inflaming the situation.

A snapshot of current news:

  • U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle
    U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the Trump administration expanded the deployment of tactical police to Seattle.
  • Chicago takes down statues of Columbus, plans review of all monuments
    Chicago temporarily removed two statues of Christopher Columbus on Friday and announced it would reassess the appropriateness of all its monuments, a week after protesters had tried to topple one of the statues, leading to a violent clash with police.
  • Trump signs orders to lower prescription drug prices
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed four executive orders aiming at lowering prices that Americans pay for prescription drugs as he faces an uphill re-election battle and criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As U.S. coronavirus surges, Trump officials press back-to-school plan
    With just weeks to go before U.S. schools begin to open, federal health and education officials on Friday stressed the need for children to get back into the classroom despite parents’ fears about safety as coronavirus infections surge.
    Administration officials said reopening schools was critical for children’s mental and emotional well-being, as well as to allow parents to get back to work to boost the economy, a priority for President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election in November.
  • The wealthy Republicans who want to oust Trump in November’s election
    Jimmy Tosh, who runs a multi-million dollar hog and grain farm in Tennessee, is a lifelong Republican. He is pro-gun, supports lower taxes and agrees with most of Republican President Donald Trump’s agenda. “I agree with 80% of the things he does; I just cannot stand a liar,” Tosh, 70, said of Trump.
  • Explainer: Why Election Day could be just the start of a long battle over the U.S. presidency
    President Donald Trump’s refusal this week to say if he would accept the results of November’s election, and his repeated assertions that the vote will be “rigged” because of mail-in ballots, have raised the specter of a disputed election that could take weeks, or even months, to resolve
  • Pompeo Urges More Assertive Approach to “Frankenstein” China
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Thursday and said Washington and its allies must use “more creative and assertive ways” to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways, calling it the “mission of our time.”
  • China Tells U.S. to Close Chengdu Consulate in Retaliatory Move
    China has ordered the closure of the US consulate in the south-western city of Chengdu, in a tit-for-tat escalation between the two countries. China said the move was in response to the US closing its consulate in Houston, and accused staff in Chengdu of meddling in its internal affairs.

The US is not a happy place, with no sign of them getting over Covid nor racial and political division any time soon.

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27 Comments

  1. artcroft

     /  25th July 2020

    So it’s unsafe to hold the GOP convention, but safe to reopen schools. Maybe they could hold the convention in Acapulco and get Mexico to pay for it.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  25th July 2020

      Holding the convention in Mexico would be a case of “out of the frying pan and into the fire”. They are number 4 behind the US, Brazil and the UK in total COVID desths and will be number 3 soon. Minimal testing going on with the virus like to run its course.

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      • Pink David

         /  25th July 2020

        “Minimal testing going on with the virus like to run its course.”

        What difference does testing make?

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  3. Pink David

     /  25th July 2020

    The party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and slavery must change its name.

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    • I don’t know how many people actually think of those things now, or how many black Democrat politicians there are.

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      • Pink David

         /  25th July 2020

        It’s based on the current rules around names.

        Coon cheese has just decided to change it’s name because it was a slur about 50 years ago that offended one person.

        That’s how it works.

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        • Coon as a racist word for blacks is very offensive and has been around for a lot longer than 50 years. It’s like having Nigger Cheese or Wog Cheese.

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        • Coon cheese is coated with black wax.

          Coon has been a racist insult for almost 300 years. Hardly 50 years ago and offending one person.

          Would you think it was all right to have brands called Nigger, Wop or Slit-Eye ?

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  25th July 2020

      What is the Republican Party going to do about its name, as it the current home of the white supremacists.

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    • duperez

       /  25th July 2020

      Rep. Louie Gohmert? This is the child:

      He gets support from that paragon Matt Gaetz.

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  4. David

     /  25th July 2020

    So Democrat run cities are on fire with sky rocketing crime rates and the city leaders are almost encouraging it because they think chaos will oust Trump.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  25th July 2020

      If the Republican Party are so great at running things, why aren’t they elected to run the cities?

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      • Pink David

         /  25th July 2020

        They are. Well run cities.

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      • Pink David

         /  25th July 2020

        This is what a Democrat run city looks like;

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      • David

         /  25th July 2020

        Have a look at internal migration which is NY to Florida and California to Texas. You have illegal migration to CA and NY and Middle class internal flight which is now accelerating.

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  25th July 2020

          And they are taking their Democratic ideals with them.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  25th July 2020

            If they retain left wing delusions they will end up wearing the left wing consequences wherever they go.

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          • Pink David

             /  25th July 2020

            “And they are taking their Democratic ideals with them.”

            The ideals that have trashed some of the wealthiest cities the world has ever known?

            In 1960 Detroit was the richest city in human history. It had the highest median household income of any city in the world.

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            • Fight4nz

               /  26th July 2020

              The CEOs flying around in their Lear jets, given billions after the GFC, have not put a foot wrong obviously.
              Same as all the old boys running Fletcher’s into the ground.
              Must be the left wing to blame.

            • Pink David

               /  26th July 2020

              Do you not thing the people who have run Detroit for 60 years have some responsibility?

            • Pink David

               /  26th July 2020

              As you are interested in this topic, do you think the Seattle Police being ordered to stand down will cause more harm for people at the bottom of society, or more harm for CEO’s in Lear jets?

              Why would the left wing be so committed to this?

            • Blazer

               /  26th July 2020

              As you know Detroit became a wasteland because the U.S auto industry could not compete with more efficient rivals.

              American Factory is a recent movie worth a look.

              As for -’cause more harm for people at the bottom of society, or more harm for CEO’s in Lear jets?’

              So long as the Lear jets do not land in the U.S or if they drop their cargo in the S.I of NZ,the CEO’s should be safe.

              They have a fear of pitchforks apparently.

              Not sure whether the guillotine was a left wing device, but it did ensure the right heads….rolled.

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