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Beekeeper forced to burn 10,000 hives after fungus detected in New Zealand, industry has halved in just 2 years

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The family watch on as thousands of bee boxes were destroyed.
Beekeepers say New Zealand needs a new approach to a hive-destroying disease that is leaving those affected out of pocket, uncompensated and devastated.

Honey producer Springbank Honey of North Canterbury was ordered to burn more than 10,000 of its beehives and beekeeping equipment after American Foulbrood (AFB) was identified through spore testing.

AFB is a bacterial disease spread by spores that could be viable for up to 40 years. It is considered one of the most widespread and destructive honey bee brood diseases in the world.

The family-owned honey business, operating near Rangiora in North Canterbury, runs 3000 organic beehives and processes honey too.

Comment: The establishment's war on farmers and the acceleration of food inflation, and food shortages continues apace:


Arrow Down

It's a Democrat thing to make up stories of your youth?

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© Armstrong Economics
And Hillary says Biden has a mental/age problem and should not be President - so turn to Hillary?

Biden was born November 20, 1942 so he is ONLY 5 years older than Hillary. Well, she did not have an uncle eaten by cannibals - Perhaps!

Snakes in Suits

NYC mayor calls migrants 'excellent swimmers,' possible lifeguards

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© AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie, FileNew York City Mayor Eric Adams
New York Mayor Eric Adams argued that illegal immigrants could be hired to fill lifeguard shortages because they're "excellent swimmers."

He made the comment after he was asked Tuesday at a briefing about the city's lifeguard shortages ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the summer season.

"How do we have a large body of people that are in our city, in our country, that are excellent swimmers and at the same time we need lifeguards — and the only obstacle is that we won't give them the right to work to become a lifeguard," the mayor said.

"That just doesn't make sense," he said.

Cross

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker slams Biden's 'delusional' stance on abortion in commencement speech

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© Benedictine CollegeButker slammed Biden for professing to be a Catholic while supporting abortion rights.
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker recently called out President Biden over his "delusional" support for abortion as a practicing Catholic.

The three-time Super Bowl winner laid into the 81-year-president during a fiery commencement speech Saturday at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where the NFL star also criticized the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and aired out his frustrations with a litany of other political, religious and cultural issues.

"As a group, you witnessed firsthand how bad leaders who don't stay in their lane can have a negative impact on society," Butker, 28, said early in his 20-minute address to the graduates of the small Catholic liberal arts school, referring to the COVID-19 lockdowns.

MIB

Blast strikes top military academy in St. Petersburg, 7 injured

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The incident took place at the Budyonny Military Academy of the Signal Corps.Seven military personnel were injured in an explosion at the Budyonny Military Academy of the Signal Corps in St. Petersburg, the Leningrad Military District said Friday evening. The blast was said to have been caused by a piece of ammunition dating back to the Second World War which went off.

"On May 17, 2024 at about 8 pm Moscow time, an explosion occurred on the territory of the Budyonny Military Academy of the Signal Corps during the cleaning of one of the basement areas while unloading trash into a container. As a result of the explosion, seven military personnel were injured. All the victims were taken to a Russian Defense Ministry medical facility, where they received all the necessary medical care," the Leningrad Military District's press service said in a statement.

Comment: This wouldn't be the first suspicious explosion at a strategic facility that Russia has declared to be an 'accident', and there have been well over a hundred similarly suspect incidents documented since the beginning of the SMO. And so whilst it is possible it was an unexploded ordinance from WWII, it seems more likely that this was yet another terror attack on Russian soil by the West-Ukraine:


Alarm Clock

Islamist demo goes ahead in Hamburg under strict conditions

Hamburg as last week the scene of demonstrations against the Islamists' appeal
© Jonas Walzberg/dpa/picture allianceHamburg as last week the scene of demonstrations against the Islamists' appeal
An estimated 2,300 people participated in a demonstration organized by the Islamist group Muslim Interactive in the German port city of Hamburg on Saturday, according to police.

The group, classified as extremist by German security authorities, called for a new protest against "censorship and opinions being dictated."

This follows a previous demonstration in late April where participants displayed signs with the words "caliphate is the solution." It came against the backdrop of Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza, and sparked uproar in Germany and denunciation from leading politicians.

Comment: It seems like things are almost at a boiling point.


Newspaper

Germany admits to expelling Ukrainian soldiers over Nazi symbols

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© Redes socialesFILE: Ukrainian recruits. The authorities say that troops sent to train in the country are warned on arrival against wearing such insignias.
The German government revealed on Wednesday that it has expelled seven Ukrainian troops undergoing military training in the country for sporting Nazi symbols. Berlin, however, attempted to downplay the potential threat posed by Ukrainian far-right nationalists to any future peace process between Kiev and Moscow.

According to the German military's estimates, "around 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers were trained by German and multinational units on German soil in 2023." Under the European Union Military Assistance Mission Ukraine (EUMAM UA) established in November 2022, German instructors and those from several other member states have trained Ukrainian military personnel.

Comment: What with Germany's unwavering support for the war on Russia, as well as Israel's genocide in Gaza, one can imagine that Berlin must have been rather reluctant to do the above: Recent footage from Ukraine:




Colosseum

UK: Corporate profits soar by 30% amidst worsening cost of living crisis and recession

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© CanvaFILE: Huge study into UK companies exposes a profiteering crisis 'far from over'
An extensive study by Unite the union has found that the UK's average corporate profit margins soared by 30% compared to pre-pandemic levels, exposing a profiteering crisis that is 'far from over'.

Analysis of nearly 17,000 companies in the UK found that thousands of companies of all kinds have seen profits boost during the cost-of-living crisis with the most fruitful industries including big banks, oil and gas, electricity generation, supermarkets and shipping companies.


Comment: Notably, many of these industries are connected to the UK's sanctions on Russia, its support for genocide in Gaza, and its attacks on Yemen. Although not all are doing well, because a record number of haulage companies, as just one example, are going bust.


The four big banks - HSBC, Barclays, Natwest and Lloyds - upped their profit margins by 75 per cent on their pre-pandemic margins, making a combined £45bn in 2022. Electricity generation companies almost trebled their profit margins since 2018/19, while Britain's top four supermarkets have seen £17.4bn in profits since 2018.

Comment: And the impact of the overwhelming corruption and greed can be seen in everything from the polluted waterways to soaring cases of malnutrition and a falling life expectancy (which began even before Covid):


Bizarro Earth

UK prison guards hospitalised after inmates poison staff curry with drug 'spice'

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Inmates at HMP Swaleside in Kent reportedly spiked a staff curry with the synthetic drug Spice, resulting in the hospitalisation of several guards
On March 16, 1986, conman Charles Sobhraj and six other notorious inmates escaped from the high-security Tihar Jail in Indian capital New Delhi. Their tactic? Spiking sweets and fruit cream with drugs, which were given to all jail officials on an inmate's birthday, and tying them up with medical gauze tape before making their escape. In a similar case at a prison in UK's Kent, inmates allegedly spiked a staff curry with a dangerous synthetic drug.

The episode, described as 'mass poisoning' by the Criminal Justice Workers Union (CJWU), led to several prison guards being hospitalised, according to The Metro.

At HMP Swaleside, which houses dangerous criminals, inmates working in the staff canteen are suspected of adding Spice, a harmful synthetic drug, to the curry.

Comment: Prisons across Europe are reporting dangerous levels of overcrowding, and, in some instances, inmates have been allowed to leave early in an attempt to alleviate the issue.

However the above is notable in part because it may reflect this burgeoning issue, it's a relatively rare occurrence, and because it appears to have happened around the same time as another rare incident over in France: France prison break leaves 2 guards dead, manhunt is ongoing

See also: Powder keg waiting to blow': UK plans to build 1,000 portacabins to deal with prison overcrowding


Cult

Best of the Web: UCLA attackers exposed: meet the violent Zionist agitators LA police haven't arrested

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Pro-zionist protestors instigate violence at UCLA demonstration, May 1, 2024
The Grayzone has obtained a dossier detailing the identities of the Zionist hooligans who assaulted UCLA anti-genocide student protesters. It was sent to LA police, but no arrests have been made. And the cops still can't explain why they disappeared for hours during the mob attack.

On April 30, thirty people were injured when a mob of Zionist hooligans savagely assaulted the pro-Palestine UCLA encampment shortly before midnight. For over three hours, local and campus police stood down as the masked thugs assaulted students, journalists, and even officers of the law with fireworks volleys, pepper spray, and metal pipes. Though multiple attackers have been identified by community members on social media, to date there have been no arrests of pro-Israel goons.