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  • Fmr. Obama Econ. Adviser El-Erian: Green Energy Transition Helped Create Higher Inflation Environment

    05/18/2024 1:31:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Surveillance,” Bloomberg columnist, economist, President of Queens’ College, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser, and former Obama Global Development Council Chair Dr. Mohamed El-Erian stated that the “sustainable energy” transition has helped create “a world that’s subject to higher inflation” than the world we had before.
  • Houston distributes water as more than 500,000 remain without power after devastating storms

    05/18/2024 1:24:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 05/18/2024 | Phil Helsel
    The city of Houston on Saturday opened new distribution centers to give out water as around 500,000 customers remained without power following severe storms blamed in the deaths of seven people in the region. Houston was forecast to reach a high of 90 degrees Saturday as the city and Harris County recovers from tornadoes and 100 mph straight-line winds that struck with little warning on Thursday. Seven deaths — four in Houston and three in unincorporated Harris County — have been blamed on effects from the weather, including from falling trees and a fire sparked by lighting.
  • Equifax Carrying Water For Biden (Email)

    05/18/2024 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Colorado Doug · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 5/18/2024 | Equifax
    An email from Experian:Message Center Fighting Inflation 101Inflation is a measure of how fast prices of goods and services are rising, and it can be caused by many factors. More jobs and higher wages increase household incomes and lead to a rise in consumer spending. The higher demand for goods and services and increases in production costs, raw materials or labor are some factors. When this happens across a large number of businesses and sectors, this leads to an increase in inflation. We saw pricier gas, clothing and car repairs in March 2024, due to continued high inflation. The costs...
  • NYC shoplifting soars with over 21K complaints lodged so far this year — causing CVS, Walgreens to close up shops

    05/18/2024 9:07:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Lauren Ellie's Schram & Tina Moore
    New York City is losing drugstores as retail theft continues to surge. Gotham has logged 21,578 shoplifting complaints this year through May 12, up 5% from the 20,552 thefts during the same period last year. Manhattan has seen 8,896 incidents of retail theft alone. Crime is so rampant, national chains like Target, CVS and Walgreens are closing locations and tempering expansion plans. Target announced at the end of last year the closure of nine stores across four states, including one in Harlem, due to theft.
  • Maher: U.S. Medical Establishment Too Scared to Admit Child Gender Transitions Are Dangerous Like Other Nations Have

    05/18/2024 6:52:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to the United Kingdom and Scandinavian nations walking back transitioning children by saying that America has tried to be so progressive, it’s actually behind the rest of the world and that the American medical establishment won’t make the same corrections other nations have because “They’re afraid.” Maher stated, “Let me add one more thing to our discussion there about rolling back some of the overexcesses in 2020…this is in the U.K., they are now pronouncing the United States as way behind. This is so, to me, symbolic of so...
  • Climate Crazies Glue Themselves to Munich Airport Runway

    05/18/2024 6:09:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    BERLIN (AP) – German authorities closed down Munich airport temporarily on Saturday after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, officials and local media reported. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the German news agency dpa. Police have detained the six. Incoming flights had to be diverted to other airports, an airport spokesperson said. After a couple of hours, the airport’s two runways were reopened though some disruptions to flight schedules may happen, a statement on the airport´s official...
  • Biden’s tariffs will make us pay more for cars we don’t want — but are forced to buy

    05/18/2024 6:00:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies ^ | 5/18/2024 | David Harsanyi
    Not long ago, President Biden promised to transform the American auto industry — “first with carrots, now with sticks” is the analogy The Washington Post used. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’d trust the president to drive my car, much less dictate the future of industrial policy. Yet Biden implemented draconian emissions limits for all vehicles, ensuring that within nine years 67% of all new passenger cars and trucks will be electric. In the old days, a centralized state controlling manufacturing and commerce, production, prices, wages and conditions in our biggest sectors would be called...
  • Biden’s Climate Change Scare Tactics Aren’t Working: It's not among the top issues on the public’s list of concerns

    05/17/2024 8:48:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2024 | Warren Beatty
    First, the stage must be set. The joke that currently occupies the Bully Pulpit says he’s the first climate president, says he’s making history by confronting the climate crisis, not denying it. “I’m taking the most significant action on climate ever in the history of the world.” Now to his latest tactic.Biden gave a warning on climate change in September 2021, when he surveyed damage caused by Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey. “We’ve got to listen to the scientists ... they all tell us this is code red. ... The nation and the world are in peril,...
  • Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against UAW union membership

    05/17/2024 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 17, 2024 | Michael Wayland
    KEY POINTS: * Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama have voted against union representation by the United Auto Workers, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. * The results are a blow to the UAW’s organizing efforts a month after the Detroit union won an organizing drive of roughly 4,330 Volkswagen plant workers in Tennessee. * The Mercedes-Benz vote was expected to be more challenging for the union than the Volkswagen plant, where the union had already established a presence after two failed organizing drives in the past decade. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Massie and other Republicans push the 'Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act'

    05/17/2024 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 16, 2024 | Alex Nitzberg
    GOP Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky and more than a dozen other House Republicans are pushing a measure that targets the Federal Reserve System. The measure includes text that declares, "The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and each Federal reserve bank are hereby abolished" and "the Federal Reserve Act is hereby repealed." Massie announced the introduction of the measure on Thursday, the same day that the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock index surpassed 40,000 for the first time before ultimately giving up its gains and closing slightly down for the day. 'If we really want to reduce...
  • Romney says he laughs at term ‘America first’

    05/17/2024 9:29:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he laughs at the term “America first,” an increasingly common phrase heard in the Republican Party regarding U.S. foreign policy that he finds “disorienting.” Romney said during an interview with MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle” earlier this week that growing isolationism in the GOP is “unimaginable” considering its past leaders, like former Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Romney argued the term, popularized by former President Trump, “flows” in from talk radio and TV, where “outrageous” things are embraced by the party’s...
  • Voters want to tax outrageous CEO pay. Are lawmakers listening?

    05/17/2024 9:26:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2024 | SARAH ANDERSON
    For decades now, I’ve been conducting my own informal survey of American views about CEO pay. Whenever family, friends, or random strangers ask about my job, I tell them it involves research on executive compensation. Last year, for example, I found that CEOs of America’s 100 largest low-wage employers made, on average, over 600 times what their median workers made — and often thousands of times more. Invariably, people see red when I share these numbers. And they often have choice words about the unfairness of it all. A new poll reinforces my informal findings: Americans across the political spectrum...
  • Canadian euthanasia doctor gushes about how much she enjoys killing people

    05/17/2024 9:03:28 AM PDT · by xoxox · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Fri May 17, 2024 - 10:02 am EDT | Jonathon Van Maren
    “I love my job,” she told Carr. “I’ve always loved being a doctor and I delivered over 1,000 babies and I took care of families, but this is the very best work I’ve ever done in the last seven years. And people ask me why, and I think well, doctors like grateful patients, and nobody is more grateful than my patients now and their families.” Her euthanasia patients, it must be noted, are dead. As one disturbed watcher noted on social media: “Enjoying her job a little too much, I felt.” Many others concurred.
  • Wolf advocates charged with illegal lobbying at state Capitol. ( Colorado )

    05/17/2024 9:01:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | May 17, 2024 | Marianne Goodland
    The state's election office on Monday began proceedings against an advocate for wolves in Colorado over allegations of illegally lobbying during the 2024 session at the state Capitol. ... The complaints, filed in March by John Williams, who operates Colorado Wolf Tracker, claimed Stephen Capra and his organization, Bold Visions Conservation, lobbied multiple legislators on behalf of a paying client, all without registering and without disclosing the client’s identity as required by law. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State launched the proceedings against Capra ... The bill Capra was lobbying on was House Bill 1375, which was sponsored...
  • Households Earning $300k+ a Year Are Biggest Beneficiaries of New Student Debt ‘Cancellation’ Plan, Penn Wharton Study Finds

    05/17/2024 7:03:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Foundation for Economic Freedom ^ | MAY 10, 2024 | Jon Miltimore
    President Joe Biden introduced new provisions to his student debt relief plan earlier this month, and the primary beneficiaries are high-income earners, according to a new analysis released by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While Biden’s 2023 SAVE Plan already put taxpayers on the hook for $475 billion, the new plans add another $84 billion to the tally — largely by “canceling” the student debt of some 750,000 households making more than $312,000 a year on average. The average debt relief for these households is $25,500, the study found. In June 2023, the Supreme Court struck down...
  • Powerful Storm Topples Transmission Towers in Texas, Plunges Millions into Darkness

    05/17/2024 7:00:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | May 17, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Millions of Texas residents are without power after massive storms tore through the state on Thursday and toppled transmission towers. The National Weather Service of Houston wrote on X: “Severe thunderstorms moving across the Houston metro area have a history of producing damaging winds!” “This destructive storm will contain wind gusts to 80 MPH! A tornado is possible!” Shocking footage of the toppled transmission towers was shared by users on X. Over a million Texans are without power, mainly in the eastern part of the state, reported. reported: Thunderstorms have killed four people and knocked out power to...
  • Bird Flu Fearmongering Prompts Spike in Survival Beef Sales

    05/17/2024 6:00:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | PREPPER ALL-NATURALS (SPONSORED)
    Mainstream media has been covering bird flu incessantly for weeks. It has been compared to COVID-19 and even the Bubonic plague with talking head “doctors” practically declaring it to be the next pandemic. Whether their concern is real or part of an election year operation is debatable, but what has become crystal clear is that Americans are viewing the sudden bird flu attention from government agencies as a reason to stock up on long-term storage beef. “The beef industry is undeniably under attack,” said JD Rucker, CEO of Prepper All-Naturals. “Whatever risk, if any, that bird flu poses to cattle...
  • Rep. Massie Introduces Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act to "End the Fed"

    05/17/2024 3:29:45 AM PDT · by C210N · 43 replies
    Rep Massie's house page ^ | 5/16/24 | Rep Thomas Massie
    Press Releases Rep. Massie Introduces Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act to "End the Fed" Washington, D.C.-, May 16, 2024 For Immediate Release Contact: Contact #: 202-225-3465 WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) announces the introduction of H.R. 8421, the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act. Rep. Massie's legislation abolishes the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Reserve banks. It also repeals the Federal Reserve Act, the 1913 law that created the Federal Reserve System. "Americans are suffering under crippling inflation, and the Federal Reserve is to blame," said Rep. Massie. "During COVID, the Federal Reserve created...
  • NYC hospital-building boom on Upper East Side roils upper-crust residents

    05/16/2024 2:07:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/16/2024 | Steve Cuozzo
    The Upper East Side, once known as the Silk Stocking District, has embraced cotton scrubs — but not everyone’s thrilled about it. CBRE cited growing demand for healthcare services, especially for those over age 75, for the tony area becoming the “central node” in the Tristate region’s health sector, according to a new report by the company. Five major new hospital and medical projects are rising amid the upper-crust neighborhood’s fancy homes and shops — and three more enormous, highly controversial ones are proposed. New leases and expansions for health facilities in Manhattan totaled nearly 5.4 million square feet since...
  • Maryland’s Democrat Governor Signs Legislation Creating State-Level Gun Control Center

    05/16/2024 12:29:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | AWR HAWKINS
    Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) signed legislation Thursday to create a state-level gun control center mirroring the federal office of gun violence prevention created by the Biden Administration. The Associated Press reported that Moore lauded the creation of the gun control center at a signing ceremony, saying, “Maryland became the first state in the nation to officially answer President Biden’s call.” Democrats touted the center as a way “to foster a statewide partnership with federal and local agencies to reduce gun violence.”