• History tells us the French ‘do revolution’ quite well, the current status of the protests against President Macron’s unilateral pension reform cuts are no exception.
  • Worker strikes have hampered France for over a week in protest to: (1) the pension reform; and (2) the undemocratic way it was enacted via unilateral fiat by the French President, Emmanuel Macron.
  • As the day wound down, those protests then turned violent as the ultra-left-wing “Black Bloc” anarchists began attacking police.
  • (Reuters) – PARIS, March 23 – Police fired tear gas and fought with violent black-clad anarchists in Paris and across France on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of protesters marched against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the pension age.
  • The ninth day of nationwide protests, mostly peaceful, disrupted train and air travel. Teachers were among many professions to walk off the job, days after the government pushed through legislation to raise the retirement age by two years to 64.
  • Demonstrations in central Paris were generally peaceful, but groups of “Black Bloc” anarchists smashed shop windows, demolished street furniture and ransacked a McDonald’s restaurant. Clashes ensued as riot police drove back the anarchists with tear gas and stun grenades.


Source: theconservativetreehouse.com

Biden Energy Secretary Granholm Now Admits Biden Regime Wants to Ban “Some” Gas Stoves (VIDEO)

  • Remember when the Biden Regime said reports claiming they were seeking to ban gas stoves was a conspiracy theory?
  • Earlier this year the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said gas-powered stoves are a ‘hidden health hazard.’
  • “Natural gas stoves, which are used in about 40% of homes in the US, emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter at levels the EPA and World Health Organization have said are unsafe and linked to respiratory illness, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and other health conditions, according to reports by groups such as the Institute for Policy Integrity and the American Chemical Society.” – the federal agency said last month.
  • Now the Department of Energy is coming for your gas stoves. 
  • A second federal agency proposed limits on energy consumption for gas stoves.
  • “This approach by DOE could effectively ban gas appliances,” said Jill Notini, a vice president with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. “We are concerned this approach could eliminate fully featured gas products.”
  • The trade group said 95% of the market for gas products would likely not meet the new proposed rules.
  • Earlier this month Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm mocked the millions of Americans concerned about the federal government’s plans to put restrictions on gas stoves.
  • Now Granholm is admitting the Biden Regime wants to ban “some” gas stoves.
  • Right.

Source: thegatewaypundit.com

Recession Indicators Ringing Alarm Bells

  •   composite economic index comprising over 100 data points, including leading and lagging indicators. Historically, when that indicator has declined below 30, the economy was either in a significant slowdown or recession. Just as inverted yield curves suggest that economic activity is slowing, the composite economic index confirms the same.

  • The 6-month rate of change of the Leading Economic Index (LEI) also confirms the composite economic index. As a recession indicator, the 6-month rate of change of the LEI has a perfect traffic record.

  •    “Such is because high inflationary periods also correspond with higher interest rates. In highly indebted economies, as in the U.S. today, such creates faster demand destruction as prices and debt servicing costs rise, thereby consuming more of available disposable income. The chart below shows “real interest rates,” which include inflation, going back to 1795.”

  •  each period of high inflation is followed by very low or negative inflationary (deflation) periods.

Source: zerohedge.com