Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh

The government of India has recently banned TikTok since it’s a Chinese app. Here though, where I’m at in the United States, it’s still available for the time being, and I don’t think most, if at all any, people I know that use the app know it’s from China. And because of this, when places were locked down a few months ago because of COVID-19, I found it odd that many of the people that said or were upset how the coronavirus originated in China or theorized it was a Chinese bioweapon were the same people also using the app to relax and keep expressing themselves! And recently, some American users of TikTok became prideful because they believe they trolled the president, by saying they were going to show up to his Tulsa rally through the app when they didn’t even plan to. But with this app being from China, I wonder if that country can use it to more easily promote certain causes such as these and I wonder if they’re playing with the divisions in the United States, attempting to divide and conquer the country, since through TikTok they possibly can manipulate people to rise up and according to Bolton’s book, Trump asked China for help to get reelected, even though his political attack ads say he’s tough on China. I wish I knew for sure.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/centre-announces-ban-chinese-apps-privacy-issues-1695265-2020-06-29

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/21/trump-tulsa-rally-scheme-k-pop-fans-tiktok-users

Will Anybody Trust the 2020 Election Results?

More than half of Americans say they would be suspicious of the 2020 election results. I would too if Trump wins, which would probably echo the 2016 election with accusations of interference from someplace else. Many Trump supporters think they’re rebuilding America by voting for Trump, but I think the opposite, he’s in my opinion and pun intended, a trump card to help the United States become divided and collapse even further. I think a lot of powerful people and countries recognize this, so they are willing to work to make it happen. And if he doesn’t win, even though I hope things will be better under Biden, I’m afraid there will still be some repercussions because of this, by people likely to not trust the results, and a quote by David Frum, who said, “If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. The will reject democracy.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/election-2020-trust-voters-doubt/612100/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-warns-that-president-trump-is-going-to-try-to-steal-this-election/2020/06/11/a48f88cc-ab98-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/17/politics/bolton-book-trump/index.html

https://theweek.com/articles/922030/election-day-nightmare-scenarios

New strain of flu in China has pandemic potential, scientists warns

Scientists have discovered a new strain of flu, descended from the swine flu. Now is this the bigger pandemic than COVID-19 some people have been warning about lately? Possibly, we’ll have to wait and see. But, right now, it’s not infecting people, and I think even if it does infect people and even if it’s not as contagious, it will, along with COVID-19, cause more people to urge others to treat both their environment and animals better.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/new-strain-of-flu-in-china-has-pandemic-potential-scientists-warns.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/dr-anthony-fauci-says-new-virus-in-china-has-traits-of-2009-h1n1-and-1918-pandemic-flu.html

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/new-swine-flu-strain-china

All-electric Grand Caravan makes maiden flight

An electric plane was used in a test flight. Maybe like with cars on the road, we can expect more electric planes in the skies, that benefit the environment more, to be used in the future, before things start being driven and piloted on their own, and when more people feel comfortable enough to travel.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/all-electric-grand-caravan-makes-maiden-flight/138600.article

Politicians Demand John Wayne Airport Changes Name Over Racist History

John Wayne is or was considered by some to be an American hero, although not to Public Enemy along with Elvis, and back in the day, there were lots more movies about cowboys than there are today. I’ve heard some people on podcasts say they were the comic book movies of the past, because of the amount and speed in which they were released and their popularity. So like Paula Cole in the 90s, in a song I don’t hear as much in the radio as I used to, some people can ask themselves today where have all the cowboys gone. As a symbol, the cowboy can stand for freedom, courage, individuality, hard work, self-reliance, strength, and defiance against the government or authority. So this symbol today, like with country music, is either being changed, or destroyed completely which also makes it more evidence that things in the United States are changing. And I think based on John Wayne’s comments here, this shows how things are different today, because of someone like Lil Nas X, who dresses like a cowboy, and is both an African American and a homosexual, people Wayne seemingly feels superior to in his Playboy interview.

https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/john-wayne-airport-name-change-orange-county-1234692293/

https://news.yahoo.com/orange-county-democrats-condemn-racist-130011889.html