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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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Health

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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NPC

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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Megaphone

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:








Attention

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:




Whistle

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.

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Sheriff

Half of San Franciscans say they've been the victim of a crime, according to new poll

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Opinions and feverish debates about public safety have shaped the most momentous political decisions in San Francisco this year, from Mayor London Breed declaring a state of emergency in the Tenderloin, to the historic recall of a district attorney.

But in a city where leaders are constantly groping for solutions, some residents still feel afraid to walk home alone or lock their bikes downtown. A sweeping poll commissioned by The Chronicle drew sobering results: Nearly half of respondents said they were victims of theft in the last five years, while roughly a quarter were physically attacked or threatened. The majority had negative impressions of law enforcement.

The SFNext poll asked a random sample of 1,653 city residents more than 90 questions about numerous aspects of life in San Francisco. It was conducted in late June and July, and respondents reflect the city's demographics. More details on the survey's methodology are available here.

It comes at a tense moment, when videos of unchecked shoplifting or unprovoked street violence are ricocheting on social media, and confidence in police and other city leaders is dwindling.

Forty-five percent of people surveyed for the poll said they had an item stolen within the last five years. Proportionally, Black and mixed-race respondents felt a more severe impact than other groups, with a majority — 54% of Black respondents and 55% of mixed-race respondents — reporting they had suffered theft. Property crime rates were lower for white residents, 43% of whom had a possession swiped within the time period.

"I think that's extraordinarily high," former city supervisor Michael Yaki, who is now a political analyst, said of the overall numbers. While personal property theft may not elicit the same degree of terror as a violent attack, it still affects people's feelings of security, he said.

"When a car is broken into, and things have been stolen, there's a sense of personal violation — especially if it occurred on the street that you live," Yaki said. "The fact that you could have been out there when it happened, and what if you had interrupted it? Those things go through people's minds."

Black Cat

Democrat-run tourist town in North Carolina sees violent crime spike as police numbers dwindle: 'Perfect storm'

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Asheville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Buncombe County, North Carolina, and has seen a 31% surge in violent crime per 100,000 people from 2016 to 2020.
Multiple local law enforcement sources who spoke to Fox News Digital laid partial blame for the deteriorating condition of a North Carolina tourist town on the city's liberal political leadership and on left-wing activists who undermine police.

"I think what you're seeing in Asheville right now is a culmination of the last several years of pulling police back and not letting them do their jobs like they're able to do," former Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan told Fox News Digital in a phone interview.

Asheville, a city of approximately 90,000 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Buncombe County, North Carolina, has seen a 31% surge in violent crime per 100,000 people from 2016 to 2020, according to statistics released in the spring. Asheville's growth in violent crime is nearly double that of the national average and ranks among the highest in North Carolina, where violent crime has increased 13% statewide.