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Typewriter

Paramount exec conveniently axes award-winning CBS investigative reporters amid layoffs

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© Catherine Herridge/XCBS News has laid off Catherine Herridge, a senior investigative correspondent who is embroiled in a First Amendment case.
Several CBS News reporters were caught up in layoffs at Paramount Global that claimed 800 jobs, including one who is embroiled in a high-stakes First Amendment fight — and another who has reportedly weathered HR probes over his workplace behavior, The Post has learned.

Catherine Herridge — an award-winning senior correspondent whose First Amendment case is being closely watched by journalists nationwide — was among the hundreds of employees at CBS parent Paramount who got pink slips on Tuesday, sources told The Post.

The carnage provoked outrage from the rank-and-file at CBS, with some focusing their ire on Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish, who pulled down $32 million in total compensation last year despite the company's ever-shrinking financial profile.

Star of David

Israeli minister Smotrich blocks flour Bibi promised Biden would be allowed into Gaza

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich
© Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesIsraeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich
Israeli ultranationalist Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is blocking a U.S.-funded flour shipment to Gaza because its recipient is the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), two Israeli and U.S. officials told Axios.

Why it matters: U.S. officials said this is a violation of a commitment Benjamin Netanyahu personally made to President Biden several weeks ago and another reason the U.S. leader is frustrated with the Israeli prime minister.

Driving the news: The highest levels of the Biden administration brought up the possibility of the flour shipment more than a month ago.
  • The Israeli war and security cabinets approved the delivery of the flour from the port of Ashdod in southern Israel to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing, Israeli officials said.
  • Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken have already publicly thanked the Israeli government for allowing the flour shipment to go through.

Comment: Bibi probably understands this lunatic is a liability with respect to Israel's standing in the world, but Smotrich and his ilk are the key to Bibi's hold on power. He's stuck.

Netanyahu's 'betrayal': Bibi gives in to Ultra-Orthodox parties to secure his government

Even among fanatical Zionists, Smotrich is a real piece of work.


USA

US cop mistakes ACORN for gunshot, shoots up car with handcuffed man inside, bodycam footage shows

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© PoliceBodycam footage showed the moment an acorn fell onto Hernandez's car.
This is the moment a Florida police officer opens fire at an unarmed detained black man after he thought the sound of an acorn falling on his car was gunfire.

Deputy Jessy Hernandez throws himself to the ground, rolls and then pulls out his pistol to fire a hail of bullets into the back of his car in bodycam footage.

He believed Marquis Jackson, who had been searched twice for weapons and was handcuffed, had shot at him.

Comment: There are obviously a myriad of factors that have converged to contribute to an incident like this - police hiring practices, high crime and violence, hysteria - however, taken together, it's just another example of how institutions in the US are collapsing due to being overseen by an incompetent and incredibly corrupt leadership.




Bomb

US inflation continues with hotter than expected 3.1% in January

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© Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesFILE: US President Joe Biden offers Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA) the pen he signed the Inflation Reduction Act • Chuck Schumer (D-NY). While inflation has fallen sharply since peaking above 9% in June 2022, many are still feeling the pinch of high prices.
Inflation was hotter than expected across the US last month as it continues to fall back from its highest levels in a generation.

Price growth dropped to an annual rate of 3.1% in January, according to official data; above economists' expectations of 2.9%. In December, the consumer price index stood at 3.4%.


Comment: Overall inflation may be 'falling', but the point is that it continues steadily rising, well above earnings. And clearly economists are missing something because it's rising well above expectations.


The latest official data sparked a sell-off on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 falling 1.3% and the Dow Jones industrial average dropping 1.1%.

Stock markets have scaled record highs in recent weeks as investors grew more confident about the easing of inflation and some of the US's largest companies released robust results.


Comment: Stock markets, particularly in the West, bear little reflection on reality.


Comment: So clothes are cheaper but housing and food is more expensive? How is that a positive sign for the economy?

There's absolutely no reason to believe that inflation will do anything but continue to climb even if it slows every now and then, and it's the same situation across much of the West.

Overall, it's just a question of how much till the average American will suffer before they decide to react, or whether the establishment will choose to accelerate the destruction of the economy before then:


Arrow Down

Raw Deal: Germany's minister of agriculture proposes tax on meat

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According to online Bild here, Germany's Federal Agriculture Minister, Cem Özdemir, (Green Party) has recently proposed a consumption tax on meat. He calls this tax "animal welfare cents".

Özdemir sent a framework paper to the coalition government where he recommends a consumer tax on meat.

"The main aim is to generate tax revenue for agricultural and food policy projects. Özdemir sees this step as an opportunity to financially support important projects in the field of sustainable agriculture," reports Blackout News here. "In particular, meat, meat products, edible offal and processed products containing a certain proportion of these products are to be taxed."

Food inflation was at double digit rates over much of the past 2 years, and a meat tax will only further exacerbate the inflationary spiral. Germany's policy on energy has made energy there among the most expensive in the world, and has led to a series of price increases through the entire supply chain.

Attention

Shocking video shows vehicle smashed into US hospital's ER, 1 dead, 5 injured

US ER hospital crash
A car crashed into a Texas hospital's emergency room Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring five other people, including a child with life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The car smashed into the lobby of the ER at St. David's North Austin Medical Center shortly after 5:30 p.m., fire officials said at a nighttime news briefing. The driver was pulled from the car and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation but died in the ER, authorities said.

Photos showed a silver sedan with a mangled front end sitting entirely inside the lobby.

Comment: Accidents and tragedies do indeed happen, however, is it coincidence that a similar crash occurred in another country, also known for its deployment of experimental mRNA jabs, that are known to cause heart attacks, a day or so earlier?

If a football player can collapse on a pitch, and many people have since 'died suddenly', surely some will suffer these devastating side effects whilst driving?

That said, it's also possible that some of these are akin to the car ramming attacks that have been on the rise in recent years.




Gavel

South Africa urges ICJ to act against Rafah offensive

Displaced Palestinians flee to Rafah
© Getty Images / Yasser QudihDisplaced Palestinians flee to Rafah.
The expansion of Israel's ground operations in the southern Gaza city may further violate Palestinians' rights, Johannesburg says.

South Africa urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to evaluate whether Israel's planned ground offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah requires the court to intervene to prevent further breaches of Palestinian rights in an emergency filing on Monday.
"The unprecedented military offensive against Rafah, as announced by the State of Israel, has already led to and will result in further large-scale killing, harm and destruction," the South African Presidency said in a statement published on Tuesday, suggesting the ICJ take further "provisional measures" to restrain Israel.
The controversial military operation targeting the city Johannesburg described as "the last refuge for surviving people in Gaza "constitutes a "serious and irreparable breach both of the Genocide Convention and of the Court's Order of 26 January 2024," according to the statement.

Comment: See also:


Snowflake

Swiss hotel bans Jews from skis

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© Getty Images / Henrik Trygg
A mountain hotel in Davos has denied the rental of skiing equipment to Jewish guests, citing persistent unruly behavior.

The Pischa mountain restaurant hotel in Davos, Switzerland, has announced it will no longer rent out skiing and other snow-sports equipment to Jewish guests, due to an alleged long history of unruly behavior, property damage and theft. The establishment faced accusations of anti-Semitism, causing a major scandal and a police investigation.

The offensive notice appeared over the weekend at the door of the room used to store skiing equipment at the resort. The message in Hebrew explicitly denied Jewish guests access to the service.

Comment: What do you do if one group in particular is consistently being unruly and damaging equipment? What if it's not racism, it's just facts?


Biohazard

118 tons of coal spill into river after 'track defect' derails train in California

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© jesseambler/TwitterFILE: A train reportedly flew off its tracks February 21,2023, continuing a recent spate of derailments across the US heartland
A Union Pacific train carrying 118 tons of coal derailed Sunday due to a track defect and dumped its contents into and around Plumas County's Feather River, according to railroad officials and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Fifteen rail cars chugging west on tracks parallel to the Middle Fork Feather River in Blairsden derailed, spilling the fuel into the river. At least 14 rail cars tipped over or sustained damage, Fish and Wildlife officials said. At least one rail car fell into the water.

"Several cars lost the total payload and some cars partially released," the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said in a report detailing the incident.

Comment: Whilst it's certainly possible that this is simply part of the ever deteriorating state of US infrastructure, these repeated train derailments, in particular those carrying fertilizer and energy products, are also possibly be a variation on the myriad of attacks against energy supplies that are occurring with an increasing frequency in recent years. However this incident has the addition of a mass pollution event, which also seems to be part of the establishment agenda:


Yellow Vest

India's farmer protest marches towards New Delhi, riot police use drones to drop tear gas on crowds

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© APPolice drop tear gas canisters from drones on protesting farmers at one of the border points leading to New Delhi, where thousands of farmers are headed on tractors and trucks.
More than 200 farmers' unions have called on their supporters to march to the Indian capital to protest against unfulfilled demands on a wide range of issues including prices and pensions.

Tear gas was used on farmers who tried breaching the barriers at the Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana, about 145 miles from the capital, New Delhi.

Drones were also used to drop tear gas canisters on the thousands gathered, while several farmers were detained at the border.

Comment: The farmer protests have now spread throughout most of Europe and, whilst the EU has made a number of concessions to their sinister green agenda, in the hope of quelling the movement, it seems unlikely that this will suffice in changing the collapse of farm businesses, and, if anything, it seems it will barely stave off the looming food shortages. And it seems that producers across much of the planet are facing a similar reality: The governments of some nations, such as like Russia, and China, however, have been a little more proactive: Chinese bank issues record $2.82 billion to country's agricultural sector for food security, reduced harvest expected due to abnormal weather