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  • Retail Bloodbath: More Than 2,600 Store Closings Have Been Announced So Far In 2024

    06/07/2024 11:05:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | June 6, 2024 | Michael
    Retail stores are being shut down at a staggering rate all over the country. If we stay on the pace that we are on, the total number of stores closed in 2024 will be nearly 40 percent higher than the total number of stores closed in 2023. That is what you call a crisis! Meanwhile, banks are shuttering hundreds of branches from coast to coast, and a “restaurant apocalypse” is sweeping across the nation. Everywhere around us, “space available” signs are going up on buildings that were once considered to be prime commercial real estate. If someone tries to convince...
  • Feds Trying to FRAME Alex Jones and SHUT DOWn InfoWars! This is Biden America! Viva Frei Rant

    06/01/2024 9:35:55 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 58 replies
    Rumble ^ | Viva Frei
    Video at link. Dave Freiheit (fled Trudeau's commie state of Canada) sounding an alarm.
  • Mayo Clinic's jab-or-job mandate faces new legal threat as RFK Jr. petitions SCOTUS for students

    06/01/2024 1:30:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 31, 2024 | Greg Piper
    George Washington University class-action settlement for COVID shutdown approved with more money for students, less for lawyers. Mere "overlap between a religious and political view" doesn't negate Title VII’s religious protections, 8th Circuit says.. If COVID-19 litigation were like the virus itself, George Washington University cleared its infection with a pricey therapeutic, the Mayo Clinic's infection rebounded, and Rutgers University faces an unusually virulent strain that could spread far and wide. A federal judge gave final approval to the $5.4 million class-action settlement submitted by GWU students and the private university blocks from the White House, in a tuition-refund lawsuit...
  • Worst Case Scenario, Cruising Resumes in July

    01/30/2021 3:41:23 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 15 replies
    Travel Pulse ^ | JANUARY 28, 2021 | LAURIE BARATTI
    Cruise-goers and industry stakeholders have endured a waiting game since cruising stopped in March of last year, with restart dates being pushed back further and further amid COVID-19. On Wednesday, the world’s second-busiest cruise port announced when it believes cruising will finally be able to resume. At a January 27 port authority meeting, Port Canaveral commissioners approved a revised budget, which assumes that passenger cruise-ship operations won’t resume until at least July. Several major cruise lines at the Florida port have already voluntarily canceled their sailings for the next few months—Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean have postponed sailing until May,...
  • Biden plans executive order to shut down border once crossings reach 4,000 per day — despite saying he needs Congress to act

    05/15/2024 10:42:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/15/2024 | Josh Christenson and Jennie Taer
    President Biden is planning executive action that would allow him to shut down the US-Mexico border once the number of migrant crossings reaches 4,000 per day, a source close to the White House told The Post Wednesday. The order would match a provision in the bipartisan border bill that failed to pass the Senate in February, which gave the president authority to expel migrants when border crossings reached the same daily average. The legislative proposal would have given the homeland security secretary discretionary authority to carry out removals — but would have made deportations mandatory when illegal entries surpassed 5,000...
  • Australian freedom activist Monica Smit sues Victoria police over COVID lockdown enforcement

    04/11/2024 4:43:22 AM PDT · by xoxox · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 11, 2024 | David James
    The most high-profile opponent of Australia’s brutal COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and violent suppression of public criticism has been Monica Smit. Her resistance is continuing. She has announced that she will be suing the Victoria police. The court case is scheduled for July 23 and is expected to take 15 days.
  • OREGON URGENTLY SHUTS DOWN SMALL FARMS EN MASSE “To Protect The People"

    03/28/2024 11:38:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Yanasa ^ | 19/3/24
    1,932,140 views Mar 19, 2024 As A Man Thinketh PODCAST - Making Sense of Agriculture and Society 0:08 Oregon enforces laws to shut down small farms in the name of water conservation, affecting many farmers. 4:26 Legal battle in Oregon impacting small farmers and agricultural practices. 8:50 Oregon implements restrictive water regulations impacting small farms, potentially labeling them as confined animal feeding operations. 12:51 Government crackdown on small farms in Oregon impacting market gardeners and farmers. 16:51 Government regulations impacting small farms and animal farmers despite sustainable practices.
  • Congress to Vote on $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill Hours After 3:00 A.M. Release

    03/21/2024 10:37:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Congress will vote Friday on a $1.2 trillion, 1,000-plus page spending bill revealed Thursday just before 3:00 a.m. The bill will start in the House, where Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) will move the bill under “suspension of the rules.” Johnson repeatedly has used suspension of the rules — which requires two-thirds support but bypasses procedural opposition from conservatives — to advance legislation lacking broad Republican support. Suspension of the rules also enables Johnson to bypass a requirement that Congress receive at least 72 hours to review legislation before voting on it.
  • I Found The Internet Off Button

    03/11/2024 6:47:28 PM PDT · by OneVike · 35 replies
    3/11/24 | OV
    Ever wonder what happens to the internet after you log off? I bet it never crossed your mind that even though you logged off the internet, your computer is still vulnerable. Yes, if you fail to actually turn the internet off first before you log off, you are leaving your pc's hard drive vulnerable to being hacked. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen enough. Imagine all the vital information you have on your computer that someone could steal. Well, very few people know about this, but there is an OFF button (off button below) that needs...
  • Congress Unveils Appropriations Bills to Avoid Partial Government Shutdown

    03/03/2024 5:06:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/03/2024 | Sean Moran
    Congress unveiled the first six appropriations bills on Sunday to fund the government for most of 2024. The rollout of the appropriations bills follows Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and other congressional leaders striking a deal to avert a government shutdown and fund the government for most of 2024. The six appropriations bills would fund the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, Justice, Commerce, and Energy. The bipartisan package amounts to 1,050-pages and includes more than $450 billion in funding for the fiscal year 2024.
  • Congress Strikes Deal to Avert Partial Government Shutdown

    02/28/2024 1:40:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/28/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Congressional leaders struck a deal on Wednesday that would hope to avert a partial government shutdown. Top lawmakers closed negotiations on the Agriculture, Energy, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, and Interior; and Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bills, setting a deadline for March 8 to pass the spending bills. Leadership hopes to release the text of the bills by this weekend and pass the bills next week. The spending bills would fund related government agencies through September, right before the 2024 elections. The remaining appropriations bills that would fund the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Departments...
  • Leaders in Congress agree to delay government shutdown deadlines

    02/28/2024 1:36:40 PM PST · by Miami Rebel · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2024 | Jacob Bogage and Marianna Sotomayor
    Congressional leaders agreed Wednesday to a funding deal that would prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend, extending the expiration dates for federal finances until later in March as lawmakers iron out the final details of a $1.7 trillion spending package. Roughly 20 percent of the federal government — including the departments of Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture — is set to shutter at 12:01 a.m. Saturday unless Congress approves new spending legislation. Under this agreement between House and Senate leadership, funding for those departments and the Commerce, Justice and Interior departments would expire on March...
  • Will SNAP, WIC benefits continue during a partial government shutdown?

    02/28/2024 9:57:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2024 | ALIX MARTICHOUX
    (NEXSTAR) – As the clock ticks down toward a potential partial shutdown of the federal government this week, millions who rely on federal assistance for food could be left in the balance. If Congress fails to reach a deal to fund the government, a partial government shutdown would be triggered on March 1. That partial shutdown would impact several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which manages SNAP and WIC food assistance. SNAP, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, used to be called the Food Stamp Program. The program helps low-income and no-income families buy groceries...
  • House GOP source: "I think we shut down"

    02/27/2024 10:30:57 AM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 27 | Chad Pergram
    1) “I think we shut down.” Those were the words of senior House GOP leadership source about the prospects of a partial government shutdown at 11:59:59 pm et Friday. 2) “I think (House Speaker Mike) Johnson (R-LA) is scared of a CR,” added the Republican source, referring to a Continuing Resolution, an interim spending bill to avert a shutdown. 3) Johnson’s political capital is slipping. And it wouldn’t take much for someone to try to unseat Johnson if he commits to a fourth CR. That said, Johnson might actually survive that effort compared to his predecessor, former House Speaker Kevin...
  • Speaker Johnson statement on possible government shutdown: Border security must be addressed immediately

    02/25/2024 5:17:51 PM PST · by RandFan · 29 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 25 | Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram 1) Johnson: Despite the counterproductive rhetoric in Leader Schumer’s letter, the House has worked nonstop, and is continuing to work in good faith, to reach agreement with the Senate on compromise government funding bills in advance of the deadlines. 2) Johnson: Our position is that of the American people and our mission is to take steps to rein in Democrats’ overspending and policies that are harming the economy, raising prices, and making everyday life harder for our constituents. 3) Johnson: Leader Schumer’s letter fails to mention that many of the points still being debated come from new Democrat demands...
  • Shutdown showdown: Freedom Caucus gives Johnson terms for spending fight

    02/24/2024 8:52:03 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2024 | Cami Mondeaux
    House conservatives are setting the stage for what is likely to be another high-profile government spending showdown just days ahead of a scheduled shutdown and federal agencies are set to lapse in funding. Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus released a list of policies they want to see in spending negotiations when Congress returns to session next week, pushing for a one-year stopgap spending bill if those demands are not met. The list puts House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) in a tough position because he must navigate a way to avoid a government shutdown scheduled for March 1. “House Republicans...
  • California library shuts down over drug use and public sex between the bookshelves

    02/19/2024 8:44:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/19/2024 | Patrick Reilly
    This library has checked out. A public library in California has shut its doors following months of rampant drug use, robberies and even public sex between the bookshelves as Golden State cities are held hostage by criminals. The Contra Costa County Library’s Antioch Branch that it made the decision to close beginning on Saturday until further notice as the “repeated dangerous incidents” have threatened the safety of its patrons. “During the closure, the Library will be working to implement further security measures so we can reopen as soon as possible,” the library service said in a statement. A library spokesperson...
  • BREAKING: Russian federal agents shut down 'My Little Pony' convention on grounds it is 'lgbtq propaganda': report

    02/18/2024 8:40:27 AM PST · by JonPreston · 88 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/17/24 | Thomas Stevenson
    Russian federal agents have allegedly shut down a "My Little Pony" convention in Moscow after it was deemed to be “LGBT propaganda” by the government. According to the Russian outlet The Insider, the raid was conducted to break up, "Mi Amore Fest." The event was organized by fans of the "My Little Pony" series.
  • Remington Arms, New York's Oldest Gun Manufacturer Shuts Down

    02/11/2024 7:16:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    This is some sad news that we've known was coming for several years, but now the end is almost upon us. Remington Arms has been manufacturing quality firearms in the upstate New York village of Ilion for more than two centuries. At one time it employed thousands of workers and it could be argued that Ilion wouldn't have really existed without it. But next month, the doors will close and the last workers will be sent to the unemployment lines. But that won't be the end of Remington's various product lines. You'll still be able to find them in gun...
  • Senate Passes Bill Averting Shutdown, Sends to House for Imminent Vote

    01/18/2024 1:13:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/18/2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    The Senate advanced another short-term spending bill Thursday afternoon. The continuing resolution (CR) passed 77-18 over objections from conservatives, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who insisted on a vote to amend the bill, which failed. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) immediately moved to set up an afternoon vote in the House. Passage would extend funding levels and priorities originally set by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in December 2022. The @HouseGOP is about to join the @SenateGOP to continue – AGAIN – to fund the federal govt at Pelosi’s spending levels, & continue to fund...