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"No quick fix" - severe pilot shortage reduces flights, sends ticket prices soaring

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A severe pilot shortage in the US slashed flights just as the travel season ramps up, which will cause ticket prices to skyrocket this summer, according to CNBC.

The origins of the shortage began in the early days of the virus pandemic when pilot hiring, training, and licensing came to a stall. Then airlines forced thousands of pilots into early retirement to slash labor costs as travel demand cratered.


Now lawmakers on Capitol Hill are proposing legislation to increase the retirement age for airline pilots from 65 to 67 to extend pilots' flight time as the industry scrambles for solutions.

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby told investors during an earnings call in April that the shortage could last for years.

Car Black

Washington gas stations run out of gas, one adds extra digit in anticipation of $10 dollar prices

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Update: In response to queries, Phillips 66 stated:

"The station in question markets a specialty racing fuel that is not a 76® produced or branded product.

Phillips 66 does not determine the price charged at the pump. We ask that Phillips 66®, Conoco® and 76® branded gas station owners and operators exercise good judgement in pricing gasoline and diesel."
Original story follows:

Gas stations across the US are running out of fuel and in anticipation of an increase in gas prices, gas stations in the state of Washington are reportedly reprogramming pumps to include double-digit numbers in "price per gallon" as the current trend could put prices over $10.00.

At the 76 Gas Station in Auburn, Washington located at 1725 Auburn Way North, gas pumps have been reprogrammed to make room for double-digit pricing. In March, they still had single-digit programming.

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Cow Skull

The coming meat shortage: Are you prepared?

Bill Gates

As the planet braces itself for an engineered, artificial shortage of meat supplies, billionaire vaccine mogul Bill Gates is positioning his GMO synthetic meat products as a readymade solution to the contrived crisis. Will you buy Gates’s faux beef and poultry?
The globalist takeover agenda is nothing if not comprehensive. They're coming at us from every possible angle, and whether we're talking about biosecurity, finance, housing,1 health care, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we're now seeing have one goal, and that is to force compliance with a totalitarian slave system.

In an April 27, 2022, blog post,2 investigative journalist Corey Lynn takes a deep dive into the new food system being put into place, and how it is geared to control you.
"'Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.' This famous quote by Henry Kissinger is ringing more and more true by the week," Lynn writes.3

"The globalists already control the majority of the money, are moving ever so swiftly to convert the energy system over into systems they are all invested in, and have been taking drastic measures to control the food industry while running much of it under the radar. If they control the seeds they control the food, and if they control the food they can use the digital ID to control consumer access to the food.

While a rash of fires suddenly destroy food processing, meat, and fertilizer plants, during a time where farmers are hurting and supply chain issues are kicking in, an entire traceable food infrastructure system has already been built in multiple cities and is making its way across the globe ...

The USDA and FDA have already approved lab grown meat, genetically modified cattle, and are funding the globalists to research and develop cellular agriculture as well as indoor growers and genetics companies ...

Union Pacific is mandating railroad shipping reductions by 20% impacting CF Industries Holdings, the world's largest fertilizer company. Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street happen to be the top shareholders of Union Pacific, and BlackRock and Vanguard are in the top three shareholders of CF Industries Holdings.

By mapping some of the largest vertical farms, it reveals the crops, grocery stores involved, locations and billions pouring in by globalist investors and shareholders. It quickly becomes evident that this is the global plan to control all produce — ingredients that go into all food products."

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Arrow Down

With a $40 billion plan, the US is setting itself up for an expensive failure in Ukraine

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A Marine with a Javelin rocket launcher.
American democracy in action is as perturbing and frustrating to watch for a US citizen as it is confounding to outsiders. It's become especially true in this age of extreme partisan politics, where legislation is prepared, debated, stalled, passed, or killed through parliamentary procedures and processes that are opaque even to those participating in them. Rare are the moments of bipartisan agreement, when the democratic processes appear to flow seamlessly, allowing critical legislation to be enacted in a timely fashion.

However, when Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed through a massive $40 billion appropriations bill for aid to Ukraine, she did so in a single day. The text of the proposed legislation was released in the morning, a 'debate' was held throughout the day (in actuality, little more than a series of speeches by lawmakers on why this legislation was so important), and then a vote was taken that saw the bill approved by a 368-57 margin.

It was then sent on to the Senate, where both the Democrat's majority leader, Chuck Schumer, and the Republican minority leader, Mitch McConnell, were ready to similarly chaperone the legislation through their chamber and onto the desk of President Joe Biden, who had indicated he would sign it immediately.

Then something happened that speaks to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers when they crafted the bi-cameral makeup of the US Congress. James Madison, one of the major architects of the US Constitution, had envisioned that the US Senate would function, by design, as a deliberative body, serving as a check on the potential of the House to succumb to the passions of populism.

Toys

Large infant formula shipment from Europe to arrive in US this weekend

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The first shipment of baby formula from Europe will arrive in the US this weekend.
The first overseas shipment of baby formula is due to arrive in the US this weekend, the White House announced Friday, as the government scrambles to fill barren store shelves across the US amid a national shortage.

"Operation Fly Formula" will send 132 pallets of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula to Indiana from an airbase in Germany this weekend.

Another 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA formula are expected to arrive within the coming days, according to officials.

Comment: Mothers who are suffering due to the infant formula shortage should look into Nourishing Traditions recipes for homemade formula. It's significantly healthier than the processed stuff anyway.

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Attention

Thousands of deaths and adverse reactions deleted from VAERS

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The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was created as an early warning system to identify vaccines that may be triggering a higher than expected number of adverse events. One of its primary objectives is to:1
"Provide a national safety monitoring system that extends to the entire general population for response to public health emergencies, such as a large-scale pandemic influenza vaccination program."
It's far from perfect, but it's still incredibly useful and does serve its purpose. Publicly available VAERS data clearly reveal that the COVID shots are the most dangerous "vaccine" ever created, accounting for more injuries and deaths than all previous conventional vaccines combined over the last three decades.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which jointly run VAERS, continue to insist the shots are "safe and effective," and that not a single death has been directly attributed to the shot.


NPC

Is the woke corporate 'worm' finally turning?

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More than a few executives appear to be glimpsing the high costs of politicized corporate management.

A chief driver of these revelations is surely the rolling market correction that has characterized 2022. At one point last week, the Nasdaq was down 29 percent from its December 31st close.

Adam Smith once noted that "there's a lot of ruin in a nation," by which he meant that a country can screw up very many things while still trudging along. In good financial times there can be a lot of ruin in a company, too. When profits are high (or speculative backing is fulsome) and share prices are rising, companies can afford to indulge the whims of their executives or bow to the demands of pressure groups, even if there's a lot of ruin in those whims or demands. When things get tight, though, the ruin becomes clearer - and thus less supportable. As Jack Kennedy did not but might have said as a corollary: "a falling tide reveals many barnacles."

Comment: The not-so-old adage 'Get Woke, Go Broke' is proving itself more and more to be highly pertinent. If the libertarians are right, the market will eventually right itself and we'll see an end to this corporate woke nonsense. But that assumes that the bottom line is the ultimate deciding factor, and not that of pushing ideology.

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Washington state school board director set to host 'Queer Youth Open Mic Night' at sex shop

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Jenn Mason, School Board Director at Bellingham School District in Washington State. Google Maps shot of WinkWink sex shop in Washington State.
The event for children will be hosted at WinkWink on June 1 and is billed as an opportunity to "celebrate youth pride" by holding a space and "stage for young queer voices in our community."

"WinkWink offers a space for people — including queer folks — to ask questions and learn about sexuality in an accepting, safe, and shame-free environment. We receive extensive sexual health training and are a knowledgeable, inclusive community resource — something severely lacking around sexuality in our culture," Mason told the Jason Rantz Show.

Comment: And they wonder why they are being called groomers!? Disturbingly the open mic night is open to children aged between 0-18.


And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the Arizona Department of Education is hosting a website where kids can talk to be groomed by LGBTQ adults:
The education department, run by Democrat Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, "promoted an online chat for LGBTQ kids that mixes minors with adults, intended for those ages 13-19," Breitbart reported on Monday. "Facilitated in part by Planned Parenthood, it does not require parental approval to join and features discussions on sex and polyamorous relationships."

[...]

Teens are encouraged to visit a website called Q Chat Space, where adults communicate with teens about sexuality. Teenagers that seek more information are encouraged by Q Chat to visit websites about "tucking," visit Planned Parenthood, or find free chest binders.

[...]

Although the website says the adults who chat with teens about their sexuality are "verified facilitators" there is nothing in a review of some of the "Q Chatters" to show any need to have a degree in counseling. In fact, Q Chat makes clear that "Q Chat Space facilitators are NOT mental health professionals." All you need to do, it seems, is be a LGBTQ person with an interest in talking to younger people who identify as LGBTQ.
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Attention

Leftist college officials encourage violence against conservatives: clinical psychologist

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A clinical psychologist recently explained why leftist students feel emboldened to commit violence and lash out at conservatives on campus.

Dathan Paterno, a clinical psychologist, spoke to Students for Life of America about the problem of leftist students getting angry at the sight of baby models, used to demonstrate fetal development.

He stated:
Because most universities kowtow to liberal and left-wing groups, left-leaning university students feel emboldened to do and say more extreme things.

They know they will have the full support of school administrators, since most of them are virulently pro-abortion. Universities have basically communicated the following: 'You can speak or behave in any way you like, as long as it reflects a liberal cause or principle. We've got your back.'

Comment: Universities have become indoctrination centers for activists. So when the students act like activists, they're rewarded.

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Ruble smashes 4-year high against US dollar, 7-year high against euro

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The Russian ruble reached a four-year high on the US dollar and a seven-year high against the Euro on Friday. The ruble is being propelled by capital controls, the new ruble-based gas payment scheme and looming corporate tax dues, which are pushing up domestic demand for the currency.

Reaching 57.67 rubles against the dollar at 08:13 GMT represents the ruble's strongest position since March 2018, according to data from the Moscow Exchange. The ruble also gained nearly 5% on the euro, with the exchange rate reaching below 60 rubles per euro.

According to Bloomberg, the Russian currency has become the world's best-performing currency this year despite its sharp drop in April sparked by unprecedented economic sanctions placed on Russia.