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NYC Mayor Adams says city is at 'breaking point' with arrival of migrants sent from Texas

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Migrant bus from Texas • Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City • Aug. 25, 2022
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday that the city is at a "breaking point" due to thousands of migrants who have been sent by bus from Texas in recent weeks. He said Wednesday:
"In the last few months, we have experienced an unprecedented surge of asylum seekers arriving from the southern border. In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward, the city's system is nearing its breaking point. As a result, the city's prior practices, which never contemplated the bussing of thousands of people into New York City, must be reassessed."
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been bussing migrants to New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Chicago in an effort to offer border towns relief and raise awareness about the crisis.

Since early August, Texas has sent more than 2,200 migrants to New York City, 7,900 migrants to the nation's capital and about 300 migrants to Chicago.

"They all are concerned about a few dozen or a few hundred migrants coming to their town," Gov. Abbott told Fox News earlier this week. "We get that many per hour in almost every community across the border. So we're dealing with this all the time."

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White House likens governors to 'smugglers'


Higher education's new woke loyalty oaths

UCLA campus
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Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles
A ballooning number of hiring and tenure decisions require candidates to express written fealty to political doctrines

In 2021, the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine — ranked fourth in the country for primary care — released a 24-page "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan," listing dozens of "tactics" for advancing "diversity and racial equity" over the ensuing half-decade. One of those tactics reads: "Include a section in promotion packages where faculty members report on the ways they are contributing to improving DEI, anti-racism and social justice." The plan promises to "reinforce the importance of these efforts by establishing clear consequences and influences on promotion packages."

OHSU's policy represents the latest stage in the institutional entrenchment of DEI programming. Universities have long required diversity statements for faculty hiring — short essays outlining one's contributions to DEI and future plans for advancing DEI. Since it began almost a decade ago, the policy has been criticized as a thinly veiled ideological litmus test. Whether you see it as one largely depends on whether you think DEI is simply a set of corporate "best practices" like any other, or constitutes a rigid set of political and social views. In any event, the diversity statements and criteria have only expanded, and are now commonly required for promotion, tenure, and faculty evaluation.


Energy giant explains why France faces power shortage

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Energy giant EDF expects lower electricity production this year.

French state energy firm EDF said this week that it expects much lower electricity production due to maintenance of nuclear reactors this year, which will cost the company approximately $29 billion in pretax earnings.

According to a company statement, 26 of EDF's 56 nuclear reactors are currently offline, partly due to corrosion issues. The firm, the world's largest operator of nuclear plants, estimates it will produce "on the low end of a range between 280-300 terawatt-hours" of electricity from its operating nuclear plants this year, which is a 30-year low for French nuclear power output.

Comment: It's rather amazing that, despite having abundant nuclear power plants, France will be experiencing power shortages at the same time as the rest of the EU due to 'maintenance issues.' It's almost as if this was timed.

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Hospital runs myocarditis in kids awareness commercial as if it's a common illness

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The New York-Presbyterian Hospital is running a commercial in an effort to raise awareness of myocarditis in children, seemingly suggesting that inflammation of the heart in children is a common condition.

The video, titled "Pediatric Patient Story - Suri" tells the story of a child who "had a bad stomach ache that turned out to be myocarditis, a serious inflammation of the heart."

The video caption states that "Our multidisciplinary pediatric critical care team worked to regulate her heartbeat - and got her back to feeling like herself."

Comment: This was predicted by many when news of the vaccines probable link to myocarditis first came to light. It's the attempted normalization of something that is entirely not normal in order to allay suspicions that vaccines are the cause. They're lying straight to our faces.

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Dollar Gold

Martha's Vineyard capitalizes on illegal alien 'crisis'

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Residents of the affluent Martha's Vineyard island, a popular vacation destination for the rich and famous and home to former President Barack Obama's $12 million estate, have been capitalizing off of the 50 migrants who were flown in from Florida.

A GoFundMe page created on Thursday by Sarah Goulet, a wealthy Democratic socialite, organizing on behalf of the Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation titled "Urgent plea to help Martha's Vineyard migrants," has so far raised over $41,000, shooting past their initial goal of $30,000. When the border-crossers arrived unexpectedly, they spent the night on the floor of a local church. In a town with many empty seasonal vacation homes which cost $1.325 million on average, one might think that they'd have a better place to house migrants, especially considering their vocal support of them.

The organizer is an Ivy League alum from an affluent family and New York comms exec who donated 6x to Kamala Harris. Her wedding on Martha's Vineyard was featured by NYT and her family's $1.6 million+ home there sits near a private association beach.

Comment: The last thing these people actually want to do is help refugees. The hypocrisy is jaw-dropping.

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Canadian biologically male teacher wears massive prosthetic breasts to school, apparently everyone is fine with it

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Photographs and video footage have been circulating on social media this week which appear to show a Canadian high school teacher wearing obscenely large prosthetic breasts while teaching a shop class.

Several photographs show a biological male wearing a blond wig, short-shorts, and a tight top stretched almost to breaking point by the gigantic fake bosom apparently teaching a shop class.

Comment: Have we reached 'peak preposterous' yet? Can things get any more ridiculous? Even ten years ago this person would be deemed as having a personality disorder and given the help needed. Such vulgarity paraded in front of young students would never be tolerated.

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Massive week-long protests in Haiti over fuel price hikes, UN food storage facility looted, nearby offices set on fire

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After the announcement of an increase in fuel prices, massive riots broke out in Haiti. Among other things, a warehouse with 1,400 tons of food from the World Food Program (WFP) was looted in the city of Gonaïves on Thursday and its adjoining office complex set on fire, the UN organization said.

Haitian media reported that there had been violent demonstrations and looting in Port-au-Prince, among other places. For days, protests and roadblocks with burning tires have paralyzed the capital of the Caribbean state.

Meanwhile, several states announced the temporary closure of their embassies for security reasons. The diplomatic mission of the Dominican Republic said on Thursday (local time) that the embassy was closed until further notice due to the "deteriorated security situation". Canada also closed its embassy from Thursday. Spain and Mexico had already announced similar steps on the previous days.

Comment: Footage of the protests, riots and looting from Twitter:


Strikes on US railways may force halt of grain and fertilizer shipments, further threatening food supply

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Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threatening exports and feed deliveries for livestock.

With farmers starting to harvest autumn crops that are shipped to meat and biofuels producers, the shipping disruptions could add to already high inflation. Farmers also plan to add fertilizer to fields after the harvest, and shipments of fertilizer are being delayed.

Max Fisher, chief economist at the National Grain and Feed Association, which represents most U.S. grain handlers, said rail customers reported at least one railway would stop taking grain shipments on Thursday morning.

Comment: Meanwhile Russia is diverting huge amounts of fertilizer to the developing world after the West rejected them due to their failing sanctions regime:


Whistleblower says FBI labeled veteran-led org as domestic terrorist group

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A whistleblower revealed the FBI labeled a veteran-led organization as a domestic terrorist group.

Ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) in a letter to FBI Director Wray said a whistleblower came forward and revealed a 'woke' analyst labeled American Contingency, a veteran-led group, a "domestic violent extremism" organization.

The veteran-led group was already cleared by the FBI as a 'non-threat' in 2020, but the woke analyst decided to target the group again.

Rep. Jordan's letter referenced Project Veritas' recent report on the FBI's 'domestic terrorism symbols guide' on 'militia violent extremists.'

Arrow Up

France makes grim prediction about rising European energy prices

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne
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French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne
The dramatic rise in energy costs will continue, with a tenfold increase in electricity prices in 2023, French PM warns

Energy prices are expected to spike at the start of 2023, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned on Wednesday, noting that the costs of electricity on the European market could be ten times higher than they were last year.

"Energy prices are rising. As for gas, the market has set the price for 2023 at five times the price of 2021," the PM told a press conference.