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  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Faces Hospital Crisis: 85% of Inpatient and ICU Beds Occupied Statewide

    11/28/2021 3:48:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2021 | Nick Gilbertson
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) faces a statewide hospital crowding crisis as roughly 85 percent of both Michigan’s inpatient and intensive care unit (ICU) hospital beds were occupied at the time of the state’s latest PPE and Bed Tracking data release. Of the states 22,745 inpatient hospital beds, 19,233 were occupied, accounting for 84.5 percent of Michigan’s total inpatient beds. The data, released on November 24, shows just 3,512 inpatient hospital beds were available statewide. Moreover, 2,651 of Michigan’s 3,114 ICU beds were occupied, accounting for 85.1 percent of intensive care beds statewide.
  • Allegations Of Dysfunction Continue To Plague FirstNet, Our $47 Billion National Emergency Network

    08/20/2016 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 18 August 2016 | Karl Bode
    When first responder communications networks failed after 9/11, the government decided to build a nationwide wireless emergency communications network that would actually work. It took a decade of general histrionics and dysfunction by Congress, but in 2012 the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act formally created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet is an entirely new federal agency tasked with coordinating the build of a 700 MHz LTE-based coast-to-coast emergency broadband network. But since its creation the effort (tell us if you've heard this one before) has been plagued with dysfunction, allegations of incumbent carrier cronyism, and...
  • MSNBC columnist says current inflation crisis is actually a 'good thing'

    11/09/2021 3:45:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/08/21 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    An MSNBC opinion columnist is attempting to spin the current inflation crisis as a "good thing," calling the coronavirus pandemic an "unlikely hero" in a new piece published Monday. **SNIP** "Any discussion of inflation needs to include the context in which it’s happening. Historically, recessions have left Americans poorer, not better off. But the Covid recession was different," Surowiecki wrote. "As people shifting their habits drastically in response to the pandemic, they spent much less and saved more. Even though millions of Americans lost their jobs, enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus payments left many of them better off, not worse....
  • Pritzker declares gun violence a public health crisis in Illinois

    11/02/2021 7:34:36 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 51 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 11/1/21 | Kevin Bessler
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker has declared gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis with an executive order. Officials on Monday unveiled a $250 million investment to implement a public safety plan over the next 3 years, and curtail gun violence around the state. According to data from the 2020 Uniform Crime Report, the crime rate in Illinois was 6.9% higher than the overall national crime rate. There were a total of 1,151 murders committed in Illinois in 2020, up 38% from the previous year. Chicago, a city struggling with high rates of gun violence, was the setting of 774 of...
  • Moses of Climate Change Boris Says Climate Crisis Is Worse than Covid and We Have to Listen to the Science

    10/19/2021 10:41:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/2021 | Victoria Friedman
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared himself the Moses of Climate Change, and said that global warming is worse than Covid and therefore “we have to listen to the scientists.” Speaking at the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum in London on Tuesday, the prime minister claimed that free-market capitalism, which produced the world’s coronavirus vaccines, needed to be mobilised again to “face a challenge that is even bigger for humanity” and “a threat to our way of life that is ultimately far worse than COVID”: alleged manmade climate change.
  • Are You Prepared For The Mass Repricing Of Goods And Services?

    10/17/2021 7:04:10 AM PDT · by blam · 96 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 10-17-2021 | MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com
    Rising consumer price inflation is not going away. This, of course, is counter to the “transitory” argument made by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell earlier this year. Powell’s cohort, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, recently admitted inflation is not transitory. This admission comes with assurances the Fed will properly manage it. We have some reservations. The effects of rising consumer prices range far and wide. For one, the pinch rising prices put on consumers is extraordinarily disruptive. It acts like a hefty tax…eroding family budgets that are already stretched. In this ongoing stagflation, personal income gains lag far behind rising...
  • Moody’s Report: Supply Chain Crisis ‘Will Get Worse’

    10/14/2021 1:14:18 PM PDT · by blam · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-14-2021 | Wendell Husebø
    A Moody’s report revealed supply chain disruptions will continue to increase costs for consumers before the crisis will resolve itself – perhaps in 2023, CNN reported Wednesday. Moody’s Analytics warned the business community on Monday: Supply chain disruptions “will get worse before they get better. As the global economic recovery continues to gather steam, what is increasingly apparent is how it will be stymied by supply-chain disruptions that are now showing up at every corner. Moody’s also said the shortage of truck drivers could be the “weakest link” in the supply chain, causing ports to remain full, which delays ships...
  • Will The U.S. Be Spared From The Global Energy Crisis?

    10/13/2021 6:22:24 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 10-13-2021 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    * U.S. natural gas prices do have more room to rise, but they are unlikely to follow the skyrocketing rallies of the European and UK gas prices. * The United States has a fairly adequate natural gas supply in storage ahead of the winter. * The United States simply has not had to rely on the rest of the world to provide its energy supply, and that’s really what Europe’s problem has been. Join Our CommunityU.S. natural gas prices hit a 13-year high last week as the energy crunch in Europe and Asia pushed the prices in these two regions...
  • Report: Supply Chain Crisis Will Damage U.S. Economy Until 2023

    10/12/2021 8:44:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2021 | Wendell Husebo
    Coresight Research Founder and CEO Deborah Weinswig told Yahoo Finance Live on Tuesday the supply chain crisis will continue throughout 2022 and into 2023. “Let’s look at the math: It’s 14 days to get a container from APAC to the U.S. and 40 days for it to get back,” Weinswig said. “And we have a complete container misalignment right now. So that’s 80 days, we’re talking, in our opinion — we’re probably looking at Q1 2023 before all of those containers get back and realign.”
  • Heavy Rain Shuts Down 60 Coal Mines in China’s Top Coal-Producing Region Amid Power Crisis

    10/10/2021 7:41:07 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 21 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-10-21 | Dorothy Li
    Torrential rain that lasted for almost five days straight has forced China’s coal hub to close 60 coal mines, piling further pressure on the country already grappling with a power crunch. The downpower that struck 11 cities in northern China’s Shanxi Province has triggered flooding and landslides, destroying railway lines and bridges, and causing fatalities. The provincial weather agency said on Oct. 10 that showers will continue the next 10 days. Heavy rain beginning on Oct. 2 has suspended 60 coal mines, 372 other mines, 14 hazardous-chemical enterprises, and over 1,000 constructing projects, the Shanxi government said in a notice...
  • Global Food Prices Hit Fresh Decade High

    10/07/2021 2:07:45 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 10-7-2021
    Global food prices are outrageously high, and things don't look to be changing anytime soon. Early Thursday, Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released monthly data on the state of food prices that showed global food prices rose for a second consecutive month in September to reach a new decade high, driven by gains for cereals and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI), a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities (including cereals, vegetable oils, dairy, meat, and sugar), rose 1.2% in September to 130 points and 32.8% higher than in...
  • There’s A Financial Crisis Every Sabbatical Year: This Year Primed To Be Mother Of Them All, Israeli Economist Warns

    10/06/2021 8:12:24 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 10/6/21 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    The current Hebrew year, 5782, began on Rosh Hashanna one month ago, beginning a new shemittah (sabbatical) year. Most people believe that the shemittah has implications only for farmers based in Israel however in Biblical times, all debts, except those of foreigners, were to be remitted. One Israeli economist has chronicled a correlation between the seven-year shemittah cycle and major economic events. If his theory is correct, the world is about to enter a major crisis. SHEMITTAH AND ECONOMIC CRISIS Rafi Farber, an Israeli economist and financial journalist who blogs and videos under the pen The End Game Investor, combines...
  • Manufactured Crisis – A Map Of The Cargo Ships Currently Incoming And In Holding Pattern Offshore Ignored By The MSM (Photos & Video)

    10/02/2021 7:03:04 AM PDT · by Black Conservative Voice · 51 replies
    Defiant America ^ | 10.02.2021 | Kellyanne Richardson
    OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author’s opinion Reminder : The purpose of the articles that you will find on this website is to EDUCATE our opinions and not to disinform or grow hate and anger! Dozens of cargo ships anchored off the coasts of Los Angeles and New York face shocking wait times of up to four weeks and railyards and trucking routes are hopelessly clogged due to the lack of manpower to unload goods – with an expert warning that the government needs to intervene or face spiraling inflation and unemployment. The backlog of billions of...
  • McCarthy on Border Crisis: ‘Democrats Ignore the Problems They Ignite’

    09/27/2021 12:57:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/27/2021 | Trent Baker
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) criticized President Joe Biden and his administration’s handling of the ongoing border crisis. McCarthy expressed his concern with the open border policy, which he warned is exacerbated by the mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, which led to the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners. McCarthy asserted that Democrats created the problem, and now they choose to “ignore it.”
  • ‘Dr.Doom’ Warns “Goldilocks Is Dying”, Fears ‘Stagflationary Debt Crisis’ Ahead

    09/21/2021 1:40:46 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 9-21-2021 | Nouriel ‘Dr.Doom’ Roubini via Project Syndicate,
    Given today’s high debt ratios, supply-side risks, and ultra-loose monetary and fiscal policies, the rosy scenario that is currently priced into financial markets may turn out to be a pipe dream. Over the medium term, a variety of persistent negative supply shocks could turn today’s mild stagflation into a severe case. How will the global economy and markets evolve over the next year? There are four scenarios that could follow the “mild stagflation” of the last few months. The recovery in the first half of 2021 has given way recently to sharply slower growth and a surge of inflation well...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott asks Biden for federal emergency declaration amid border crisis

    09/20/2021 1:26:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/20/2021 | Ronn Blitzer
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked President Biden to issue an emergency declaration for his state due to the increasingly difficult border crisis. In a letter to the president, Abbott specifically pointed to Val Verde County, where Haitian migrants have set up an encampment in Del Rio under the International Bridge. The governor said that as of Saturday there were nearly 16,000 migrants in Del Rio.
  • Thousands of Migrants Huddle in Squalid Conditions Under Texas Bridge

    09/16/2021 6:35:08 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 57 replies
    NYT ^ | Sept. 16, 2021 | James Dobbins, Eileen Sullivan and Edgar Sandoval
    temporary camp in Del Rio has grown with staggering speed in recent days during a massive surge in migration that has overwhelmed the authorities. DEL RIO, Texas — Thousands of migrants were crowded under a bridge outside the border community of Del Rio on Thursday, part of a massive surge in migration across the Rio Grande this week that has overwhelmed the authorities and caused significant delays in processing the arrivals. The U.S. Border Patrol said that more than 9,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, were being held in a temporary staging area under the Del Rio International Bridge as agents...
  • Is America in a Fourth Turning?

    09/11/2021 4:22:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Sep, 2021 | Peter Skurkiss
    America is in a topsy-turvy state. Anyone who doesn't know that outright at least senses it. A just taken CNN poll finds that 70 percent of Americans are pessimistic about the country. The conditions that have brought us to this state have been brewing for years. But things accelerated in 2016 with the election of Donald Trump. That was a repudiation of our decadent elite, which the high and mighty did not take lightly. This brought about an ongoing illegal coup against President Trump by Deep State government bureaucrats, which was aided and abetted by the corporate media and Democrat...
  • 'Crisis Isn't Over': Progressives Push Biden to Revive Unemployment Benefits Amid Pandemic (only 9.38 years left)

    09/06/2021 4:51:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 9/05/21 | Christina Zhao
    Progressives lawmakers, including Representatives Jamaal Bowman and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have urged President Joe Biden to revive the federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits that will expire Monday for millions of jobless American workers amid the ongoing pandemic. About 7.5 million unemployed workers will lose all their unemployment benefits and an additional 3 million will no longer receive a $300 weekly boost provided by their state when three federally funded jobless aid programs lapse Monday, according to estimates from the Century Foundation. "We need to extend the expanded UI for millions of unemployed workers because this crisis isn't over. People are not only...
  • One Bank Spots A Bizarre Market Divergence: Stocks Are At All Time Highs Yet Investors Are Bracing For Crisis

    09/04/2021 9:42:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Trade For Profit ^ | 09/04/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Something strange is going on.On one hand stocks are trading at all-time highs, levitating every day without an apparent care in the world, with traders seemingly complacent that any air pocket in the market will simply mean more accommodation by the Fed which may not taper and which, according to some, may even to more QE. On the other, traditional bear-market signals such as the CNN fear and greed indicator, are deep in neutral territory, having dipped in "fear" territory as recently as one month ago...... while the SKEW index which many view as an indicator of crash preparation, is...