"The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" -- a classic theme of competitive sports -- is being continuously broadcast on NBC as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics competition unfolds. But the corporate-sponsored programming is not winning the massive audiences that once celebrated the global games. In fact, viewership is shockingly low. The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics saw a historic slump in viewership, with just 16 million total viewers tuning in, down 43 percent from the previous games.

Why the plummeting ratings? Because a different kind of agony is upstaging these competitions, which have been dubbed "The Genocide Games." Many Americans are appalled by the Chinese government's horrifying abuse of more than a million Uyghur Muslims, innocent victims who are being tortured, raped, sterilized, and murdered in Xinjiang, China's massive complex of genocidal concentration camps.

Two outspoken U.S. Congressmen -- careful observers of the ongoing atrocities in China -- described their reasons for protesting the Chinese government's cynical use of the Olympic games as a distraction from its atrocities on "Washington Watch."

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A Chamber for American Business

CROSS CITY, Fla. -- America First Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of a national chamber for American businesses embracing the principles of the America First policies.

Three businesswomen, Linda Bell Harrell, a 75-year-old businesswoman, and Susan Creamer, a nationalized citizen and lifelong businesswoman, and Fe Bencosme, a former educator.

"Because the old chamber doesn't represent my beliefs anymore," Linda Bell, the new Chair of Board of Directors, answered when asked why she was spearheading the formation. "The old chamber used to be the best place to meet like-minded people. Now, it's a sad place. I want the positive business energy back."

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House Adds Flexibility to Paycheck Protection Program

This past week, the House of Representatives came back to D.C. to vote via proxy voting. As you may recall, proxy voting is a change in the House’s rules that allows a member to vote for up to 10 other colleagues on any Coronavirus related legislation to ensure members are able to work from home.

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Creation of Approximately 100 New Jobs 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce and Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Perdue Farms has completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, creating 100 additional jobs. The company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for retail and food service customers. 

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Horton Holding, Inc., a premium provider of engine-cooling solutions, today announced plans to locate new operations in Oconee County, creating 125 new jobs.

Horton Holding manufactures and markets fan drives, fans and related components for the on-highway, off-highway and industrial sectors. Serving manufacturers of trucks, buses, off-road equipment and more, the company operates more than 15 facilities worldwide and has a global network of more than 900 distributor locations. 

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Premium pet supply store “speaks pet” at new location in Greenville

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Greenville, SC  –  Pet Supermarket, a premium pet supplies, accessories and grooming retailer, is celebrating the grand opening of their Greenville, South Carolina location on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees can check out the variety of products and services Pet Supermarket provides, including the store’s signature self-serve dog wash stations.    

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Global Logistics Provider Expected to Create Approximately 450 New Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. – DHL Supply Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced plans to construct a new distribution and warehousing park in Dorchester County that will open in phases, developed by DHL Real Estate Solutions. The company’s $100 million investment is projected to create approximately 450 new jobs.

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