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The people are beginning to notice the difference, inflation is hitting and the fake news/[CB] have convinced people that wages will keep up, the people are seeing that this is not true. D’s 10 billion for covid has been shot down. The Fed took the bait and is now shrinking its balance sheet. The crisis is created by the [CB]. Panic in DC, the [DS] players are using covid comms to communicate. They don’t know what is next, Trump never telegraphs his moves. The [DS] is now exposed and everything they tried to Trump is now happening to Biden. Moves and Countermoves.
- Despite the biggest increase in average hourly wages for production and non-supervisory workers in 40 years, these people are actually worse off.
- Rising prices are eating up their income gains.
- Year-over-year, average hourly wages for production and nonsupervisory employees were up 6.7% in March, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
- In dollar terms, the average wage of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees increased by $0.11 month-on-month. Wages were up $1.71 from a year ago, to $27.06.
- As WolfStreet explains, the spike in the spring of 2020 was due to the lockdown.
- The big jump in wages over the last several months may make you feel better — that is until you actually go out and try to buy stuff.
- The cost of renting an apartment or a single-family house spiked by 17% from a year ago, according to Zillow’s Observed Rent Index. This is much higher than the contrived calculation the government uses to calculate housing costs in the CPI.
- The price of durable goods, including vehicles, furniture, consumer electronics, etc. jumped by 18.7% in February.
- Nondurable goods prices were up 10.7% in February. That includes food, gasoline and other household supplies. And this was before the huge jump in gas prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In fact, based on BLS data, your real earnings have lost over 5% of their value in the last two years as real average hourly earnings have dropped on year-over-year basis for 11 straight months…
- inflation hits the average American hardest.
- The people that earn hourly wages — they will not be fine. Their raises might make them feel better briefly – until they have to go fill up their car, buy groceries, pay for the rent increase, or buy a car. And if they want to buy a house, well, forget it.”
- California – Transgender and non-binary residents in Palm Springs will receive up to $900 a month of Universal Basic Income (UBI) with no strings attached – for the sole purpose of identifying as a transgender or non-binary.
- How is this even legal?
- Palm Springs will allocate $200,000 toward the pilot program.
- Fox News reported:
- Apparently $6 trillion wasn’t enough money to deal with the Covid pandemic.
- Democrats are asking for another $10 billion.
- However, Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked the Democrats’ $10 billion Covid bill, demanding the measure include an amendment that would keep the Trump-era Title 42 asylum policy in place.
#1 One of France’s most important government officials is telling us that we should brace ourselves for an “extremely serious” global food crisis…
France’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the EU must get to grips with the prospect that the war in Ukraine could prompt an “extremely serious” global food crisis.
#2 Joe Biden recently admitted that food shortages are “going to be real”, and his administration is now openly using the word “famine” to describe what is coming…
The Biden administration is worried Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will cause famine in parts of the world, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse told CNBC on Friday.
#3 It is being reported that food prices at German supermarkets will soon go up between 20 and 50 percent…
Just days after Germany reported the highest inflation in generation (with February headline CPI soaring at a 7.6% annual pace and blowing away all expectations), giving locals a distinctly unpleasant deja vu feeling even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke what few supply chains remained and sent prices even higher into the stratosphere…
… on Monday, Germany will take one step toward a return of the dreaded Weimar hyperinflation, when according to the German Retail Association (HDE), consumers should prepare for another wave of price hikes for everyday goods and groceries with Reuters reporting that prices at German retail chains will explode between 20 and 50%
#4 Rationing has already begun in Spain…
In Spain, the country started experiencing sporadic shortages of different products like eggs, milk and other dairy products almost immediately following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. In early March, major supermarkets like Mercadona and Makro began rationing sunflower oil.
#5 Rationing has also already started in Greece…
In Greece, at least four national supermarket chains have started rationing food products like flour and sunflower oil due to critically low supplies caused by the crippled supply chains coming out of Russia and Ukraine.
#6 The head of BlackRock is warning that this will be the very first time this generation “is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want”…
On Tuesday, BlackRock Inc. President Rob Kapito told an audience in Austin, Texas, hosted by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, that an entire younger generation is quickly finding out what it means to suffer from shortages, according to Bloomberg.
“For the first time, this generation is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want,” Kapito said. “And we have a very entitled generation that has never had to sacrifice.”
#7 Since this time last year, some fertilizer prices have gone up by as much as 300 percent.
#8 Many farmers in Africa will not be able to afford fertilizer at all this year, and it is being projected that this will reduce agricultural production by an amount capable of feeding “100 million people”…
With prices tripling over the past 18 months, many farmers are considering whether to forgo purchases of fertilizers this year. That leaves a market long touted for its growth potential set to shrink by almost a third, according to Sebastian Nduva, program manager at researcher group AfricaFertilizer.Org.
That could potentially curb cereals output by 30 million tons, enough to feed 100 million people, he said.
#9 Russia is normally one of the biggest global exporters of fertilizer…
Russia is a key global player in natural gas, a major input to fertilizer production. Higher gas prices, and supply cuts, will further drive fertilizer prices higher. Russia is one of the biggest exporters of the three major groups of fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). Physical supply cuts could further inflate fertilizer prices.
#10 In a typical year, Russia and Ukraine collectively account for approximately 30 percent of all global wheat exports.
#11 Half of Africa’s wheat imports usually come from either Russia or Ukraine.
#12 Other nations rely on wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine even more than Africa does…
Armenia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Eritrea have imported virtually all of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine and must find new sources. But they are competing against much larger buyers, including Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh and Iran, which have obtained more than 60 percent of their wheat from the two warring countries.
#13 One Russian official is warning that his nation may soon only export food to “friendly nations”…
A Russian government official has threatened that Russia will limit its vital food exports to only nations it considers “friendly”.
Dmitry Medvedev, a senior Russian security official who previously served as the nation’s president, has threatened that Russia may soon cut off the West from food exports.
#14 On Friday, it was announced that another 5 million egg-laying chickens in Iowa would have to be put down because of the bird flu.
#15 The death toll from the bird flu in Iowa alone will be pushed beyond 13 million as a result of this latest incident.
#16 Overall, this is what the total national death toll from the bird flu currently looks like: “22 million egg-laying chickens, 1.8 million broiler chickens, 1.9 million pullet and other commercial chickens, and 1.9 million turkeys”.
#17 China’s agricultural minister has announced that the winter wheat harvest in China could be “the worst in history”.
#18 We are being warned that the winter wheat harvest in the United States will be “disastrous” due to severe drought.
#19 During a recent interview, one prominent U.S. farmer stated that most Americans won’t like it when “your grocery bill is up $1,000.00 a month”.
#20 The head of the UN World Food program says that what the planet is now facing is unlike anything that we have seen since World War II…
“Ukraine has only compounded a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe,” said David M. Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program, the United Nations agency that feeds 125 million people a day. “There is no precedent even close to this since World War II.”
- We have been warned over and over again that this day was coming, and now it is here.
- Like I said at the beginning of this article, I hope that you will share this information with as many people as possible, because this crisis really is going to affect every man, woman and child on the entire planet.
- In my entire lifetime, I have never seen anything like this, and conditions are getting worse with each passing day.
- A truly nightmarish global food crisis really is upon us, and hundreds of millions of innocent people are going to deeply suffer as a result.
On this day, 89 yrs ago: US government confiscation of gold pic.twitter.com/HY6S6IdKaG
— PlanB (@100trillionUSD) April 5, 2022
- Federal Reserve officials agreed to shrink the central bank’s balance sheet by a maximum of $95 billion each month, minutes from the March meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee revealed on Wednesday.
- The Walt Disney Co. has named Kristina Schake as its new lead spokesperson. The political operative who worked as an aide in the Obama White House and again as deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign will start immediately.
- The appointment comes after President Joe Biden tapped Schake last year to lead the coronavirus vaccination campaign at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she was counselor to secretary for strategic communications. She departed at the end of 2021.
The new DNC talking points went out yesterday. pic.twitter.com/PNMt04SDae
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 6, 2022
The last 24 hours in DC corporate media: pic.twitter.com/VR29ClrnvG
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 6, 2022
- “While (Joe Biden’s) financial disclosures reasonably support the $2.7 million of net income reported by CelticCapri in 2018, a notable $8.7 million gap exists between its $9.5 million net income in 2017 and the $809,709 of disclosed income in that year from book tour and related speaking events. Since his disclosure covers only part of 2017, we lack the insight into other income that may explain it.”
- Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., recently showed proof of payments from what they said were CCP-controlled firms “that prove just how connected the Bidens were and how compromised President Biden probably is.” An August 2017 wire receipt showed $100,000 sent from CEFC Infrastructure Investment to Owasco, and a copy of a November 2017 check from CEFC Limited revealed $1 million paid to Hudson West III, LLC. Both recipient entities were tied to the president’s son.
- Did any of that money, or other overseas income, go to Joe or Jill? We would know if the president provided a copy of their S-Corp. tax returns with all partner K-1’s that flowed through them. But the only detail we have is aggregate numbers reported on the couple’s individual returns.
As it stands, we’re left to trust USA Today that Jill grossed $3 million (royalties plus about $700,000 from speaking fees) for a book that sold only 7,000 copies in its first week, and that from that book deal she netted more than $1 million in the two years prior to its release, but only $175,319 in the year it was published (2019). It’s possible an advance was paid, but could a publisher have justified that amount?
- The Numbers Don’t Add Up
- We are told that Joe netted $12.2 million (after expenses) in the same deal for a book that sold 300,000 copies. Excluding the $4.2 million earned from touring and speaking, that yields $8 million of income that we are to assume came from book royalties (higher if we know his gross revenues before expenses).
- For analysis purposes, consider that his book had a retail price of $27 for hardcover and $18 for paperback, and assume a reasonable mix of sales so the average price was $23 (with no discounting). On 300,000 books sold, gross revenues would’ve been just under $7 million. As an author, Joe would’ve likely received about 12 percent of that using a blended royalty rate (15 percent hardcover and 7.5 percent paperback typical from publishers), yielding about $800,000 income. Round it up to $1 million if you prefer. Double it. It’s still not close to $8 million.
- Criticism of Attorney General Merrick Garland over the pace of the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riots has grown over the past few days.
- “Merrick Garland is failing the United States of America,” Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro said on CNN Sunday.
- Jennifer Rubin, columnist for The Washington Post, wrote that Biden “has every right to a new attorney general who embraces the public, educational nature of the job and who will push back aggressively against institutional reticence and wariness of disrupting outmoded conventions.”
- Liberals have criticized Attorney General Merrick Garland’s handling of the investigation into the events of Jan. 6, 2021, with some even calling for his replacement.
- A new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday shows that 56% of voters oppose the Biden administration’s plan to revoke Title 42.
- The Biden administration announced Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be ending Title 42, a pandemic health measure put in place during the Trump administration to deport illegal migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Out of the 56% of voters who responded opposing the Biden administration plan, 42% of those voters said that they “strongly disagree” with ending the pandemic era border protection, the poll stated.
- YouTube removed another interview with former President Donald Trump on Friday for violating its “elections misinformation” policy.
- Trump appeared on an episode of the RNC podcast Real America with Ronna McDaniel.
- YouTube claimed the video violated its “policies pertaining to elections misinformation” because Trump said the 2020 election was “rigged,” with “tremendous voter fraud.”
- “As always our Board plays an important advisory and feedback role across the entirety of our service. Our day to day operations and decisions are made by Twitter management and employees,” Twitter added in its statement to the Daily Mail.
- Peace Corps positions in Ukraine are currently not open, but Black Peace Corps volunteers who applied were warned to be prepared to be called the N-word and face other racist behavior while in Ukraine, according guidance on the Peace Corps website that is currently being discussed on social media.
- The warning, which includes personal accounts from volunteers, calls for having thick skin and an understanding that the racial discrimination comes from Ukrainians’ lack of exposure to Black people.
- “It is not uncommon for Ukrainians to refer to African-Americans as “[N-Word]”. Volunteers of color may be called ‘a monkey’ or may see children’s games with Blackface,” one volunteer wrote.
- Moscow rejects allegations it has plans to kill the Ukrainian leader
- Russia has no plans to kill Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky or to remove him from power, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has stated.
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Earlier today, the @SecondGentleman tested positive for COVID-19. Doug is doing fine and we are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. I have tested negative and will continue to test.
Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven't already.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) March 16, 2022
Bill tested negative and is feeling fine. He's quarantining until our household is fully in the clear. Movie recommendations appreciated!
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2022
- ‘Thankfully, I am both vaccinated and boosted, and my symptoms are manageable.’
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz revealed Wednesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a Tuesday statement, the Democratic South Florida Congresswoman confirmed she had recently contracted the virus but eased any worry about the severity of her condition.
“I was informed this evening that I have tested positive for COVID,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Thankfully, I am both vaccinated and boosted, and my symptoms are manageable.”
This evening, I unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19.
I'm feeling fine, and grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. In the coming days, I will quarantine and follow CDC guidelines.
And remember, please get vaccinated!
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 6, 2022
Why do they all tweet the exact same thing when they get COVID?
this sounds like comms
Could it mean that they are checking and letting everyone know they are fine
Or could it mean that they are not allowed out of the country, so they use covid as the excuse
Ivanka Trump spends EIGHT HOURS testifying before Capitol riot committee: Chairman Bennie Thompson says ex-president’s daughter wasn’t ‘chatty’ but did not plead the Fifth Amendment in virtual grilling
Ivanka Trump testified on Tuesday to the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, wrapping at about 6 p.m. Eastern
She apparently did not invoke the Fifth Amendment or any other privilege, despite multiple former Trump officials doing so to block the committee
House investigators reportedly left at the end of the marathon day without comment, and no exact details from the ex-First Daughter’s testimony are out
Her testimony comes one week after her husband Jared Kushner was grilled
Panel asked to speak to Ivanka in January about what she saw that day
Ivanka was at the rally on the National Mall her father, Donald Trump, spoke at before his supporters marched on the US Capitol last year
She and her husband served as senior advisers in the Trump White House
- Last week, a Louisiana appellate court reinstated Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit challenging Mark Zuckerberg’s infiltration of the state election system with private “Zuck Bucks” that flooded the country during the 2020 election.
- The lawsuit, State of Louisiana v. Center for Tech and Civic Life, originated in October 2020. That’s when Louisiana, through Landry, sought a court order declaring that “private contributions to local election officials and the election system in general are unlawful and contrary to Louisiana law.” Landry’s lawsuit followed attempts by the Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life to dole out millions in targeted grants to election officials throughout the state.
But no one will be prosecuted because…they can’t catch them all?
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 6, 2022