Lincoln Project

Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Project is an American political action committee (PAC) formed in late 2019 by former and current Republicans. During the 2020 presidential election, it aimed to prevent the re-election of Donald Trump and defeat all Republicans in close races running for re-election in the United States Senate. In April 2020, the committee endorsedDemocratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Strategies

The Lincoln Project’s output has been prolific in terms of both tweets and videos. The group’s ads sometimes made use of comedy, as in the ad Trumpfeld (a spoof of Seinfeld), in which laugh tracks are laid over segments of a Chris Wallace interview with Trump,and in Nationalist Geographic (a spoof of National Geographic), which mocks Trump as “Impotus americanus,” “the most corrupt of its species.”

Joanna Weiss of Northeastern University‘s Experience magazine wrote in Politico that most of the Lincoln Project’s ads “pack an emotional punch, using imagery designed to provoke anxiety, anger and fear—aimed at the very voters who were driven to (Trump) by those same feelings in 2016”, citing scientific research indicating that fear-mongering ads might be effective with Republican voters. Project co-founder Reed Galen described the strategy as “(speaking) to Republican voters with Republican language and Republican iconography”

The Lincoln Project was criticized by former Romney campaign staffer Oren Cass, who described it as “a group of political operatives who are not conservatives.” Writing in The Atlantic, Andrew Ferguson described the ads as “personally abusive, overwrought, pointlessly salacious, and trip-wired with non sequiturs.” Rich Lowry, writing for the conservative publication National Review, described the Lincoln Project’s stated goals as “self-serving tripe, as a glance at the insult-filled Twitter feeds, op-eds, and cable appearances of the principals instantly demonstrates”, and described the group’s advertisements as being “clearly meant to garner retweets rather than to speak to on-the-fence voters.” Jeet Heer wrote in The Nation that “To the extent that the ads articulate any political vision, it is a desire to return to the hard-line military aggression of the George W. Bush era.” Heer also wrote in March 2021: “The ineffectiveness of the ads should be no surprise. Twenty twenty was a polarizing election… In that environment, the Lincoln Project made the wrong arguments to the wrong voters”, and described the group as a “successful scam”.

In addition to targeting the Washington media market and thus Trump himself, the project has also targeted swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and has spent money against Republican Senate candidates in Arizona, Iowa, Montana, and other states. As summarized by Lenti after the election, “we were focused on Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia. […] We were looking at college-educated women, suburban women, older men.”The project has identified a faction within the Republican Party which seems to disenfranchise African American voters as the Jim Crow caucus.

Fundraising and expenditures

OpenSecrets, which tracks money spent on politics, reported that the Lincoln Project raised $87,404,908 and spent $81,956,298 during the 2019-2020 election cycle. $51,406,346 came from individuals who had donated $200 or more. (An earlier estimate was $78 million from its creation until the November 2020 election.) By the end of March 2020, it had raised $2.6 million in contributions. Its fundraising substantially increased in subsequent months; from July to September 2020, the Lincoln Project raised $39 million.The group started out with few major donors; as of October 2020, about 39% of contributions to the group came from small donors ($200 or less). This is an unusually high proportion of small-dollar donors for a super PAC; most super PACs are almost exclusively funded by wealthy contributors. The top contributors are classical musician and Getty family heir Gordon Getty ($1 million), Stephen Mandel ($1 million); and the Sixteen Thirty Fund ($300,000). Six-figure contributions came from Hollywood producer David Geffen, investor John Pritzker and financier Jonathan Lavine. Other major donors include Silicon Valley investors Ron Conway, Michael Moritz and Chris Sacca, financier Andrew Redleaf, Walmart heiress and philanthropist Christy Walton, Martha Karsh (who is married to billionaire financier Bruce Karsh), and Continental Cablevision CEO Amos Hostetter Jr.As of May 2020, the group’s expenditures were mostly in producing, buying, and placing ads. OpenSecrets, a campaign-finance watchdog group, wrote at the time that (like most PACs) most of the Lincoln Project’s money had gone to pay subcontractors, “making it difficult to follow the money” to vendors, and that “almost all” of the money raised had gone to firms run by the group’s board members, specifically Galen’s Summit Strategic Communications and Steslow’s Tusk Digital. $50 million of the $90 million raised went to firms controlled by the group’s leaders, according to a February 2021 AP News report. The Lincoln Project eventually grew to an organization of over 40 employees and over 60 interns.

Members of The Lincoln Project

Founders

Advisors

See also

US embassy removed all PDF files from the embassy website. However, the internet sleuths archived the information before it could be memory-holed forever.

In the last 24 hours, the US embassy removed all PDF files from the embassy website here: https://ua.usembassy.gov/embassy/kyiv/sections-offices/defense-threat-reduction-office/biological-threat-reduction-program/

A woman brandishes the Ukrainian flag on top of a destroyed Russian tank in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, June 10, 2022

However, the internet sleuths archived the information before it could be memory-holed forever.

Here is a full list of the OBAMA APPROVED Ukrainian biolabs:

OBAMA APPROVED Ukrainian Biolabs

https://web.archive.org/web/20170130193016/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-kharkiv-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20210511164310/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-luhansk-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170221125752/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-dnipropetrovsk-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20210506053014/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-vinnitsa-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170221125752/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-dnipropetrovsk-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170207122550/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-kherson-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223011502/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-ternopil-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170208032526/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-zakarpatska-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170208032526/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-zakarpatska-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

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https://web.archive.org/web/20170201004446/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-lviv-rdvl-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20161230143004/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-eidss.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20210506212717/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-pathogen-asset-control.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170207153023/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-dnipropetrovsk-rdvl_eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170211022339/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/kiev-ivm-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

US officials have gone into overdrive attempting to explain away the existence of the biolabs.

Washington has been urged to come clean over its biolab program in Ukraine after the Department of Defense admitted its existence.

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it has operated 46 biolabs in Ukraine handling dangerous pathogens, after previously dismissing the charges as Russian propaganda.

China has joined calls for the United States to explain the role and capacity of the laboratories following the Pentagon’s stunning reversal after months of denial.

In March leaked papers appeared to suggest that its operations in Ukraine were sensitive while Kiev was reportedly blocked from public disclosure about the program.

According to a document signed between the two nations, Ukraine is obliged to transfer the dangerous pathogens to the U.S. Department of Defense for biological research.

Those who had raised concerns over the presence of the biolabs have been dismissed as conspiracy theorists and accused of regurgitating Russian disinformation.

But comments made by U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Victoria Nuland in March prompted further suspicions when she appeared to confirm the biological program, saying she feared the labs would “fall into Russian hands.”

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday that the U.S. must explain its activities and called on it to stop “single-handedly opposing the establishment of a verification mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

“As I stressed time and again, the U.S. conducts more bio-military activities than any other country in the world.

“Moreover, the U.S. is the only country opposing the establishment of a verification mechanism for the BWC.

“The international community has long had concerns over this. Recently, Russia has further revealed the US’s bio-military activities in Ukraine and raised clearly that the US has violated the BWC.

“According to the stipulations of the BWC, the U.S. is under an obligation to provide clarifications on Russia’s allegation so as to restore the international community’s confidence in the U.S.’s compliance,” he said.

Washington denies Russian claims that it has experimented on humans after it was alleged that testing of pathogens was carried out on psychiatric patients from Kharkiv.

The United States has been accused of engaging in biological warfare in the past.

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro claimed that its operatives had introduced swine fever and dengue fever into the country, with a previously unknown strain of the latter created in a laboratory.

The aim was to create “the largest number of victims possible,” he said.

Former Daily Worker international correspondent Alan Winnington and Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett were accused of treason and had their passports canceled after exposing the US biological war in Korea in the 1950s.

Despite the denials, an International Scientific Commission headed by Cambridge University’s Professor Joseph Needham concluded that China and North Korea had been subjected to bacteriological weapons.

Source: https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/after-months-of-denial-u-s-admits-to-running-ukraine-biolabs/

Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Unaccompanied Alien Children Transportation Records | Judicial Watch

“The Biden administration is hiding information on how it aids and abets the trafficking of unaccompanied alien children,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We aim to expose and hold accountable the Biden administration for its trafficking of countless children.”

Judicial Watch has delved extensively into the tragedy of Unaccompanied Alien Children.

In August 2022, Judicial Watch revealed that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) busted hundreds of adult illegal aliens posing as minors to dodge deportation. El Paso Border Patrol Sector reported it had seen an unusual amount of activity involving adults posing as minors to dodge deportation. In El Paso alone, CBP confirmed that more than 655 adult migrants posing as minors have been arrested in fiscal year 2022.

In September 2021, Judicial Watch received records from the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement that list 33 separate incidences of alleged sexual abuse against UACs in a one-month time period.

In July 2018, after a three-year delay, Judicial Watch obtained records containing nearly 1,000 summaries of Significant Incident Reports (SIRs) from HHS revealing that UACs processed during the Obama administration included admitted murderers, rapists, drug smugglers, prostitutes, and human traffickers.
— Read on www.judicialwatch.org/alien-children-transportation/

The History of Globalization

Definition of globalization

The act or process of globalizing : the state of being globalized especially : the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets

History of globalization

The Brief History of Globalization

The idea of globalization is nothing new. It has started centuries ago by creation powerful organizations. These organizations were supported by rich people, scientists and politicians.

Although many people consider globalization a twentieth century phenomenon, the process has been happening for millennia. Examples include the following:

  • The Roman Empire. Going back to 600 B.C., the Roman Empire spread its economic and governing systems through significant portions of the ancient world for centuries.
  • Silk Road trade. These trade routes, which date from 130 B.C. to 1453 A.D., represented another wave of globalization. They brought merchants, goods and travelers from China through Central Asia and the Middle East to Europe.
  • Pre-World War I. European countries made significant investments overseas in the decades before World War I. The period from 1870 to 1914 is called the golden age of globalization.
  • Post-World War II. The United States led the effort to create a global economic system with a set of broadly accepted international rules. Multinational institutions were established such as the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization to promote international cooperation and free trade.

Organizations

Most of those organizations are secret organizations which do not discuss the most important issues publically. the statute is secret and it is unavailable for public viewing. A lot of the very old secret organizations are still very active and they enjoy having very good publicity. I will also briefly discuss their activity, statute and their goals.

A List of the organizations which aim is globalization based on the date of their foundation.

Illuminati

The Illuminaii was founded on May 1, 1776 in Bavaria, Germany by Mr. Adam Weishaupt, whose idea was to, as he called it, „direct all mankind“. His major doctrines were:

Knowledge is Power

• Control the societies without dominating them

Control the world affairs by masterminding events and planting “agents” in governments and corporations in order to gain political and economic power and influence New World Order”.

Cominten

The spiritual father of the COMINTERN is Karl Marx, the author of “The Communist Manifesto” written with Friedrich Engels as a co-author. The “Communist Manifesto” was issued in 1848. The Comintern was founded after October Revolution (Bolshevik Revolution) in Russia in March 1919 by Lenin and ceased its operation in 1943 by Stalin. Official name of this organization was “Communist International” (abbreviation – Comintern). Comintern united communist parties from all over the world under Soviet Russia’s control. The major goal of this organization was to promote worldwide communist revolution, abolish capitalist countries and create International Soviet Republic under the leadership of Communist Russia. The Comintern had his own anthem named “The Internacionale”, which was sung in all communist bloc countries until the death of Stalin in 1953. Karl Marx in his “Communist Manifestowrote: “Socialism wants to unite all workers in the world”. Comintern was organization which wanted to introduce abrasive communist rules in the world. It is nothing more than harsh globalization.

Bohemian Grove

The name of Bohemian refers to the group of people who were vagabonds. The Bohemian Club was founded by artists in 1872 in San Francisco. Those artists have had meetings in the summer in the Forest of Sonoma County in California, USA. When time passed by the Bohemian Grove became the elite men’s secretive organization with an owl as a logo which can be found on ONE Dollar bill in the upper left corner. The statue of their patron, St. John of Nepomuk, has his index finger over his mouth. It means: keep your mouth shut. They meet once a year for two weeks. Participants are rich and powerful people such as Presidents, cabinet officials and directors, CEOs of large companies and financial groups. When powerful people work together they become even more powerful. They control banking system, markets and money supply. They also determine what our rights are and which laws have effect by appointing judges. The most important issues are omitted from public discussion – it is GLOBAL DOMINATION, what is Globalization.

Sierra Club

Initially it was an environmental organization in the United States founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco by John Muir. The Sierra Club primarily operates in the United States with the affiliated organization – Sierra Club Canada. The Club was the first organization in North America to promote the environmental issues. Recently they focused on sustainable energy and global warming. The Club strongly oppose the use of coal. The Sierra Club is associated with the progressive movement. Recently thy are moving toard globalization.

The Round Table

The Round Table was founded by Sir Cecil Rhodes in London in 1909. Initially it was an organization promoting close union between Britain and its colonies. The mottos were:

• it’s our duty to acquire more territories

• absorption of the greater portion of the world under one rule Their mentality was to unite the world under ONE FORM OF GOVERNMENT – United Kingdom. It is Globalization.

Council of Foreign Relation

The Council of Foreign Relation (CFR) was founded as a nonprofit think tank specializing in the U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The CFR meetings convene government officials, global business leaders, and prominent members of the intelligence to discuss international issues. These meetings influence foreign policy by making recommendations to the President and his administration. CFR has been criticized that its goal is for global integration. The “John Birch Society”* claims that CFR with others want to BUILD ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT*. Letting the CFR Cat Out of the Bag- The John Birch Society; August 26, 2016

Bilderberg

The Bilderberg Organization was founded by Polish man Josef Retinger in 1954. During the II WW Mr. Retinger was an adviser to the Polish General Wladyslaw Sikorski who was at this time the Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile. At the same time he was also a British spy. These positions gave him a chance to meet a lot of politicians. The initial goal of the Bilderberg Organization was to foster a dialog between Europe and North America to prevent another war. The first meeting was set up in 1954 at the Hotel Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, The Netherlands. Participants meet once a year and they include: political leaders, experts from industry, finance and academia. In the last few meetings the major topics were: stable strategic order; climate change and sustainability; future of capitalism; China; Russia. In 2001 Mr. Denis Healey*, a Bilderberg group co-founder said: “we are striving for a ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT”. He also added: “we feel that a single community throughout the world will be a good thing”. It is globalization. *Ronson, Jon (10 March 2001). “Who pulls the strings? (Part 3)”

The Club of Rome In the Statute of this organization we can specify the following goals:

• #1 Halt fossil fuels

• #2 Renewable energy

• #3 Put price on carbon dioxide

• #4 Replace GDP

• #5 Improve refrigerant management

• #6 Technology development

• #7 Material efficiency

• #8 Regenerative land use policy

• #9 Keep population under control

The members of The Club of Rome are current and former heads of states, UN bureaucrats, politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists and economists from around the world. Major activities are:

The Trilateral Commission

This Organization was formed by a private citizen of Japan and countries of Europe and North America to foster closer cooperation. The initial goal was to tighten the cooperation between founders of this organization. It was non-governmental, policy oriented forum that brings leaders in their individual capacity from the world. Over time, number of members grew and the goal has been changed. Currently they wanted to eliminate the USA as a singular leader in the world and create a new world order. The Commission believes that the World needs the wider International System – world government

United Nations

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was founded in 1988 as a part of World Meteorological Organization (WMO). IPCC leads and coordinates the work of institutions which promote the theory that human activity and CO2 cause the climate change. IPCC is divided into three working Groups: The Physical Science Bases; Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability and Mitigation of Climate Change. IPCC does not provide its own original research. Based on the collected information from different Scientific Organizations they prepare the Report every five years. In the Report issued in 1997 they claimed that in 12 years we will have on the Earth the ecological catastrophe if temperature will rise by 1.50C above the pre-industrial temperature level. Also the IPCC provides governments at all levels with information on the climate policy. This small group lacked the resources to cover the increasingly complex interdisciplinary nature of climate change. The prediction of the climate change is based on the mathematical models and recently they admitted that the mathematical models cannot be used to predict long term climate change. The goal of IPCC is to convince the Governments from all over the world to work together to mitigate climate change. It looks like a first step toward globalization.

Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol is International Treaty that aimed to regulate the production and use of chemicals that contribute to the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer, mainly refrigerants from groups of CFC and HCFC. The initial goal of the Montreal Protocol was to protect the climate change. It was the beginning of the creation of the CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT. Kigali Amendment The politicians from all over the world met in 2016 in Kigali, Japan to prepare the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. It supposed to help to reduce the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants (HFCs and HCFCs) to avoid global warming by up to 0.4°C in this century

Agenda 21

Agenda 21 refers to 21st century. Officially Agenda 21 is an action agenda of the UN, other multilateral organizations and individual governments from around the world. Their goal is to resolve UN decisions at local, national, and global levels. Its aim is to achieve GLOBAL sustainable development. It is the way to globalization. European Union (EU) EU was founded in 1993 and it is a unified trade and monetary body of 28 member countries (UK left the EU at the end of 2020). The borders between all member countries of EU has been taken down what eliminates border control between members, which allows for a free flow of goods and people. The purpose of EU is to promote peace, establish a unifying economic and monetary system, break down barriers to trade and borders, and encourage technological and scientific development and champion environmental protection. European Union has one monetary system – Euro. EU is on the way to globalization in Europe.

Kyoto Protocol

Kyoto Protocol was created in 1997 and entered into force in 2005. This Protocol sets mandatory limits of emission of six greenhouse gases. At the end of 2012 the commitments under Kyoto Protocol has expired. Its purpose was to encourage the growth of global economy by creating a single currency. What I call globalization. Kyoto Protocol failed.

Paris Accord

The major goal of this organization is to limit greenhouse gases emission (mainly CO2) to levels that would prevent global temperature increase no more than 20C (3.60F) above the temperature before the beginning of the industrial revolution (year 1880).

• Commitment of $100 billion per year from developed courtiers by 2020

• All countries that signed the Paris Accord must be behind the goal of the Accord

• It is estimated that at least $2.5 Trillion would be needed by 2030 to achieve the worldwide goal I call it DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. Growing number of business leaders are now clamoring for a global carbon tax. That is the way to globalization.

UN – Agenda 2030

Due to lock of results of the Agenda 21 UN decided to create next Agenda which should speed up the process of economical and financial activities which should improve the live style in the world. The major goals of Agenda 2030 are: Goals:

1. No Poverty

2. Zero Hunger

3. Good Health and Well-being

4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

10. Reducing Inequality

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

13. Climate Action

14. Life Below Water

15. Life On Land

16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

17. Partnerships for the Goals

“The Economist” estimated that alleviating poverty and achieving the other sustainable developmental goals will require about $2–3 trillion per year for the next 15 years which “The Economist” called it “PURE FANTASY”. To achieve those goals the world will need one government,

The Green New Deal

In my opinion, “THE GREEN NEW DEAL” is strait way to SOCIALISM

• Providing investments for communities affected by climate change

• Repairing and upgrading existing infrastructure to withstand extreme weather

• Investing in renewable power sources

• Investing in manufacturing and industry to use clean energy

• Building or upgrading power grid to energy-efficient

• Upgrading all existing buildings so that they achieve maximum energy efficiency

• Supporting family farming

• Investing in transportation systems, namely zero-emission

• Restoring ecosystems through land preservation • Cleaning up existing hazardous waste

• Identifying unknown sources of pollution and emissions

• Working with the international community to help them achieve Green New Deal.

To achieve its goal, the plan calls for the United States to switch to 100% renewable energy in 10 yearsCost $93 Trillion by 2030. Pure Utopia.

Types of globalization: Economic, political, cultural

There are three types of globalization.

  1. Economic globalization. Here, the focus is on the integration of international financial markets and the coordination of financial exchange. Free trade agreements, such the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are examples of economic globalization. Multinational corporations, which operate in two or more countries, play a large role in economic globalization.
  2. Political globalization. This type covers the national policies that bring countries together politically, economically and culturally. Organizations such as NATO and the UN are part of the political globalization effort.
  3. Cultural globalization. This aspect of globalization focuses in a large part on the technological and societal factors that are causing cultures to converge. These include increased ease of communication, the pervasiveness of social media and access to faster and better transportation.

These three types influence one another. For example, liberalized national trade policies drive economic globalization. Political policies also affect cultural globalization, enabling people to communicate and move around the globe more freely. Economic globalization also affects cultural globalization through the import of goods and services that expose people to other cultures.

What is the G20?

The G20, or Group of Twenty, is an international forum that aims to foster international cooperation by addressing global economic issues, such as  financial stability and climate change. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union, including most of the world’s largest economies.

The nations involved account for 60% of the planet’s population, 75% of global trade and 80% of world GDP. It was founded in 1999, following the 1997 financial crisis, and has met every year since then.

Since 2008, the G20 has held an annual summit that brings together heads of state to discuss important economic issues. The G20’s president is selected annually on a rotating basis, and that person’s home country hosts the summit.

In 2019, the summit was held in Osaka, Japan, and it addressed issues such as women’s empowerment, climate change and artificial intelligence. The 2020 summit was to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but was held virtually because of the pandemic. Three of the main themes addressed were empowering people, especially women and youth; safeguarding the planet; and long-term strategies to share the benefits of innovation and technological advancement. The 2021 summit will be held in Rome, Italy, and will focus on recovery from the pandemic and climate change.

The members of G20 are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. Spain is a permanent guest of the organization.

Effects of globalization

The effects of globalization can be felt locally and globally, touching the lives of individuals as well as the broader society in the following ways:

  • Individuals. Here, a variety of international influences affect ordinary people. Globalization affects their access to goods, the prices they pay and their ability to travel to or even move to other countries.
  • Communities. This level encompasses the impact of globalization on local or regional organizations, businesses and economies. It affects who lives in communities, where they work, who they work for, their ability to move out of their community and into one in another country, among other things. Globalization also changes the way local cultures develop within communities.
  • Institutions. Multinational corporations, national governments and other organizations such as colleges and universities  are all affected by their country’s approach to and acceptance of globalization. Globalization affects the ability of companies to grow and expand, a university’s ability to diversify and grow its student body and a government’s ability to pursue specific economic policies.

While the effects of globalization can be observed, analyzing the net impact is more complex. Proponents often see specific results as positive and critics of globalization view the same results as negative. A relationship that benefits one entity may damage another, and whether globalization benefits the world at large remains a point of contention.

Internationalization and localization are both product strategies used in globalizing industries.

Examples of globalization

Multinational corporations are a tangible example of globalization. Some examples include the following:

  • McDonald’s had 39,198 fast-food restaurants in 119 countries and territories, according to its Securities and Exchange Commission filing at the end of 2020. It employed more than 2.2 million people at that time, the filing said.
  • Ford Motor Company reported in 2021 that it works with about 1,200 tier 1 suppliers around the globe.
  • Amazon’s recent expansion has it using tens of thousands of suppliers and employing more than nearly 1.3 million full- and part-time employees.

Through their influence on social and economic development in the countries that host them, multinational corporations embody the contradictions of globalization. They bring jobs, skills and wealth to the region they are investing or doing business in. But they also can destroy local businesses, exploit cheap labor and threaten indigenous cultures. The benefits they offer are often unsustainable because the loyalty of multinationals is to their investors and bottom lines and not to the local people, economies and cultures where they are doing business.

Another example of globalization is the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the world was able to communicate across boundaries, nations were able to work together to quickly produce vaccines for the virus. In addition, doctors traveled where they were needed. For example, Cuba sent doctors to Italy at the beginning of the pandemic to assist with the crisis as it developed there.

However, countries also enacted strict travel restrictions and many closed their borders to cut down on the free movement of people and spread of the virus.

Benefits of globalization

Globalization enables countries to access less expensive natural resources and lower cost labor. As a result, they can produce lower cost goods that can be sold globally. Proponents of globalization argue that it improves the state of the world in many ways, such as the following:

  • Solves economic problems. Globalization moves jobs and capital to places that need these resources. It gives rich countries access to lower cost resources and labor and poorer countries access to jobs and the investment funds they need for development.
  • Promotes free trade. Globalization puts pressure on nations to reduce tariffs, subsidies and other barriers to free trade. This consequently promotes economic growth, creates jobs, makes companies more competitive and lowers prices for consumers.
  • Spurs economic development. Theoretically, globalization gives poorer countries access to foreign capital and technology they would not otherwise have. Foreign investment can result in an improved standard of living for the citizens of those nations.
  • Encourages positive trends in human rights and the environment. Advocates of globalization point to improved attention to human rights on a global scale and a shared understanding of the impact of people and production on the environment.
  • Promotes shared cultural understanding. Advocates view the increased ability to travel and experience new cultures as a positive part of globalization that can contribute to international cooperation and peace.

Negative consequences of globalization

Many proponents view globalization as way to solve systemic economic problems. But critics see it as increasing global inequality. Among the critiques of globalization are the following issues:

  • Destabilizes markets. Critics of globalization blame the elimination of trade barriers and the freer movement of people for undermining national policies and local cultures. Labor markets in particular are affected when people move across borders in search of higher paying jobs or companies outsource work and jobs to lower cost labor markets.
  • Damages the environment. The transport of goods and people among nations generates greenhouse gas and all the negative effects it has on the environment. Global travel and trade also can introduce, sometimes inadvertently, invasive species to foreign ecosystems. Industries such as fishing and logging tend to go where business is most lucrative or regulations are less strict, which has resulted in overfishing and deforestation in some parts of the world.
  • Lowers living standards. When companies move operations overseas to minimize costs, such moves can eliminate jobs and increase unemployment in sectors of the home country.
  • Facilitates global recessions. Tightly integrated global markets carry a greater risk of global recessions. The 2007-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession is a good example of how intertwined global markets are and how financial problems in one country or region can quickly affect other parts of the world. Globalization reduces the ability of individual nations to effectively use monetary and fiscal policy to control the national economy.
  • Damages cultural identities. Critics of globalization decry the decimation of unique cultural identities and languages that comes with the international movement of businesses and people. At the same time, the internet and social media are driving this trend even without the movement of people and commerce.
  • Increases the likelihood of pandemics. Increased travel, critics say, has the potential to increase the risk of pandemics. The H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak of 2009 and coronavirus in 2020 and 2021 are two examples of serious diseases that spread to multiple nations quickly.

Future of globalization

Technological advances, particularly blockchain, mobile communication and banking, are fueling economic globalization.

Nonetheless, rising levels of protectionism and anti-globalization sentiment in several countries could slow or even reverse the rapid pace of globalization. Nationalism and increasing trends toward conservative economic policies are driving these anti-globalization efforts.

Global trade is also made more difficult and facing rising threats from other factors, such as these:

  • climate change
  • decaying infrastructure
  • cyber attacks
  • human rights abuses

Biden admin pressured Dem El Paso mayor not to declare state of emergency over city’s migrant crisis

The White House pressured the Democratic mayor of El Paso, Texas, to not declare a state of emergency over the city’s migrant crisis due to fear it would make President Biden look bad, The Post has learned.

At least three of the El Paso City Council’s eight members have urged Mayor Oscar Leeser to issue an emergency declaration in response to the thousands of migrants who’ve filled the city’s shelters and are being housed in local hotels, sources familiar with the matter said.

But Leeser admitted during a private phone conversation last month that he’d been directed otherwise by the Biden administration, one of the officials told The Post.

“He told me the White House asked him not to,” Council member Claudia Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez also said Leeser has repeatedly assured her that he’d declare a state of emergency “if things got worse” — without saying what that meant.

US Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), whose district covers rural areas and border towns near El Paso, also said he heard similar accounts from other city officials.

“It is a sleight of hand what the administration is doing — pressuring the local government to not issue a declaration of emergency, to say as if everything is going OK,” he said.

Gonzales also alleged that the White House has done “the same thing in other parts of my district,” which have also seen huge numbers of migrants seeking refuge.

Leeser declined to speak with The Post but said in a prepared statement, “I don’t bow to pressure from any side.”

At one point over 2,100 migrants were crossing the border at El Paso daily.

New York Post

“I make decisions based on current circumstances and in the best interest of the citizens of El Paso,” the statement said.

Leeser also praised the federal government for providing his city with “critical” assistance.

The White House pressured El Paso’s mayor to not declare a State of Emergency over the city’s migrant crisis.
New York Post
Congressman Tony Gonzales shares it was not the first time they’ve received pressure regarding migrants seeking refuge.
Congressman Tony Gonzalez

At a Sept. 27 City Council meeting, Mayor Leeser also addressed the issue, saying Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) had urged him not to declare a State of Emergency, adding: “The White House has asked, at this point, for us not to do that and they’ll continue to work with us and continue to give us … money through [the] Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

Figures posted on El Paso’s official website show the city has received only $2 million in federal reimbursements toward the $8 million it has spent dealing with the migrant crisis.

The total cost could end up being much more, with ElPasomatters.org reporting in September the city was spending as much as $300,000 a day to shelter, feed and transport asylum-seeking immigrants.

In May, The Post first reported how officials in El Paso were considering declaring a state of emergency ahead of the expected ending of pandemic-related expulsions of border-crossers under Title 42 of the federal Public Health Services Act.

The move would have made the city and county eligible for state and federal funding to open additional shelters for housing migrants.

But the following day, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said that “the mayor and I backed off,” telling The Post that “we found out that there’s very little difference between the funding we’re getting now and the funding that we would get if it went up to the governor and the governor sent it to President Biden.”

At the time, about 700 migrants a day were arriving in El Paso.

But that number topped 2,100 a day last week before dropping down to around 1,600 a day, according to the latest information posted Monday on the city’s website.

Between April and mid-September more than 62,000 migrants had crossed the border at El Paso alone.

El Paso has relocated more than 10,000 migrants by bus to New York City since August, with Lesser revealing at a public meeting last month that he got a green light to do so from Mayor Eric Adams.

Front cover of the New York Post for Oct. 18, 2022

The front cover of the New York Post for Oct. 18, 2022.

Adams has denied that assertion and publicly called on Leeser to end the program earlier this month, saying “New York cannot accommodate the number of buses that we have coming here to our city.”

The Oct. 7 appeal came the same day Hizzoner declared a state of emergency in the Big Apple over its migrant crisis.

But the buses have continued rolling to the city from El Paso, most recently on Sunday.

Leeser has said that most of the migrants flooding El Paso come from Venezuela.

In recent days, migrants have been able to simply walk across the dried-up Rio Grande, surrender to US Customs and Border Protection officials and get released after saying they intend to seek political asylum.

Last week, the US and Mexican governments announced a deal under which Venezuelans who cross into the US would be sent back to Mexico.

But border sources told The Post that the agreement was only being enforced in a small number of cases.

The White House didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Judicial Watch: Biden National Archives Withholds 1,500 Pages of Records about Trump Raid – Hides 99% of Records | Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch: Biden National Archives Withholds 1,500 Pages of Records about Trump Raid – Hides 99% of Records

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is releasing only 65 pages out of over 1,600 pages of records related to the Biden administration’s unprecedented raid on the home of former President Trump.

The records are being sought under August 2022 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the National Archives and Records Administration failed to respond adequately to a February 2022 FOIA request (Judicial Watch v National Archives and Records Administration (No. 1:22-cv-02535). Judicial Watch asks for:

All records regarding the referral from NARA to the Department of Justice regarding the records management procedures of former President Donald Trump (https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-archives-asks-doj-investigate-trumps-handling-white/story?id=82781128 ). This request includes all related records of communication between any official or employee of NARA and any official or employee of the Department of Justice and/or any other branch, department, agency, or office of the federal government.
All records regarding the retrieval of records from President Trump or any individual or entity acting on his behalf by the National Archives and Records Administration. This request includes related records of communication between any official or employee of NARA and President Trump and/or any individual or entity acting on his behalf.
On October 3 the Archives released documents for only two categories of records: 1.) all emails between NARA officials and representatives of former President Trump and 2.) NARA emails to external entities other than Trump representatives related to the 15 boxes as of March 31, 2022.

The Archives recently sent Judicial Watch two letters in which it stated it found 309 pages relating to Category 1 but was releasing only 11 pages, less than one percent, nine pages in full and 2 in part.

The Archives wrote it found 1,303 pages of emails in Category 2 but was releasing only 54 of those pages, 39 in full, 15 with redactions. Again, less than one percent of the records.

The National Archives released a few pages of correspondence with Congress and an email with former President Trump’s representatives in which the Archives asserted alleged authority over records in Trump’s personal possession.

NARA referred to numerous FOIA exemptions as the reasons for its withholdings:

Exemption (b)(5) was asserted to protect NARA’s deliberations with Trump’s representatives, Congress, and other federal agencies.
Exemption (b)(6) was asserted to protect personal privacy.
Exemption (b)(7)(A) was asserted to withhold records compiled for law enforcement purposes.
Exemption (b)(7)(C) was asserted to withhold records compiled for law enforcement purposes, the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Exemption (b)(7)(E) was asserted to protect law enforcement information related to techniques and procedures that, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law.
“The Biden administration is in cover-up mode on its abusive and unprecedented raid of former President Trump’s home,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The National Archives pretends to be concerned to public access to public information while unlawfully ignoring FOIA law and using a myriad of excuses to hide records about its manufactured dispute over the Trump records.”

Judicial Watch is in the forefront in the court battle for transparency regarding the abusive Biden raid on Trump’s home.

In August, Judicial Watch forced the release of the raid affidavit through its court request to unseal the warrant materials used in the unprecedented raid on the home of former President Trump.

Judicial Watch also just filed two lawsuits against the Justice Department and  DOJ and FBI for records of the Mar-a-Lago raid search warrant application and approval, as well as communications about the warrant between the FBI, Executive Office of the President and the Secret Service. 

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— Read on www.judicialwatch.org/biden-nara-withholds-records/

COVID Help: $300,000 to Study How Traditional College Grading Perpetuates Systemic Inequalities | Judicial Watch

COVID Help: $300,000 to Study How Traditional College Grading Perpetuates Systemic Inequalities

A public university is getting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Biden administration’s fraud infested COVID relief fund to study how traditional grading in college perpetuates systemic inequalities toward nontraditional and rural students. “Common classroom practices, such as grading and the use of grades to assess knowledge and performance, may have unintended consequences on students who invariably derive an awareness of their own academic abilities from the results of those grading structures,” according to the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is doling out the money. “In fact, these traditional practices may inadvertently create and promote inequities among different student groups, particularly in large enrollment courses, but these issues have largely been unexplored.”

Beginning early next year, the agency will give North Dakota State University (NDSU) $300,000 to explore the phenomenon. The project is officially titled “Reimagining Grading to Support Nontraditional and Rural Students in High Enrollment, Gateway STEM Courses” and it will be funded by the American Rescue Plan of 2021, the nearly $2 trillion measure passed by Democrats to provide immediate and direct relief to families and workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through no fault of their own. When the law passed last spring, the Biden administration promoted it as one of the most progressive pieces of legislation in history that would build a bridge to an equitable economic recovery. The administration justified the measure by asserting that the public health crisis and resulting economic crisis devastated the health and economic wellbeing of millions of Americans, particularly people of color, immigrants, and low-wage workers.

The reality is that a lot of the money—billions and counting—has gone to unrelated causes and the administration’s monstrous taxpayer funded COVID relief program is rife with fraud and corruption. The problem is so bad that the Department of Justice (DOJ) created a COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to “enhance efforts to combat and prevent pandemic-related fraud.” The special unit has been quite busy prosecuting a multitude of scams, false statements, and money laundering related to pandemic relief. This month House Republicans issued a report documenting 500 days of massive waste, fraud, and abuse in the American Rescue Plan. It includes more than $783 million in stimulus checks for convicted prisoners including the Boston Marathon bomber, $40 million to expand libraries in Delaware, $2 million for a Florida golf course and $16 million for electric vehicle charging stations in Maine and $20 million to modernize the state’s fish hatcheries. The list goes on and on.

The scathing report may seem like the $300,000 for the latest questionable project is a drop in the bucket, but it highlights that cash flow has not been deterred by waste. The NDSU researcher (Tara Slominski) who will conduct the study beginning next year claims in a university article that that traditional grading practices perpetuate systemic inequities for college students. “Her work will directly address this challenge by providing STEM faculty with equitable and practical assessment and grading approaches to better support today’s college students,” the piece states, adding that the work will create more equitable learning environments. Slominski teaches biology at NDSU and has already developed a curriculum to promote success among at-risk students. She claims that “the findings from this work will help faculty across the country and across disciplines create more equitable learning environments that are better suited to support the needs of today’s college students.”

The NSF, which funds more than a quarter of research conducted at American colleges with its $8.5 billion annual budget, explains that Slominski’s postdoctoral research fellowship project seeks to examine the impact of grading practices on self-concept and STEM persistence with a special focus on rural and nontraditional students. “The project has promise to produce new insights about equitable classroom and grading practices for rural and nontraditional students that are compatible with the constraints of high enrollment gateway courses,” the agency writes in the grant announcement. It is not clear how this may provide immediate and direct relief to families and workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through no fault of their own as the American Rescue Plan intended.
— Read on www.judicialwatch.org/grading-perpetuates-inequalities/

Did Inflated Voter Rolls And Botched Signature Review Wrongly Thwart Recall Of Woke L.A. DA? Lawsuit Says Yes | Judicial Watch

Did Inflated Voter Rolls And Botched Signature Review Wrongly Thwart Recall Of Woke L.A. DA? Lawsuit Says Yes
— Read on www.judicialwatch.org/did-inflated-voter-rolls-and-botched-signature-review-wrongly-thwart-recall-of-woke-l-a-da-lawsuit-says-yes/