A WalletHub survey of the largest U.S. cities discovered that the top three "worst-run" are primarily controlled by Democrats. 

WalletHub examined the operating efficiency of 150 cities to determine which ones are managed best. They used a "Quality of Services" score of 38 metrics grouped into six service categories (financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, infrastructure, and pollution), which revealed Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York City are the worst three. 

Posted on: Jul 01 09:43

Ernst & Young better have some "answers"...

It was reported this week that the massive audit firm was fined with a record $100 million fine after regulators found out that the company knew some of its auditors had been cheating on exams for "several years" - and did nothing to stop it. 

This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission said that a "significant number" of candidates cheated on the Certified Public Accountant test. The kicker? Most of the cheating was on the "ethics" portion of the exam...

Posted on: Jul 01 09:41

As the deadline came Thursday for members of the National Guard to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or be expelled, a Republican senator introduced legislation to counter the Army's move.

The bill sponsored by Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn would ban federal funds from being used to implement the requirement, which effects up to 40,000 unvaccinated National Guard members.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:40

According to a 2020 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,1 34.1 million U.S. adults had diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes in 2018. There were slightly more men than women, and more white, non-Hispanic people with diabetes than Black, Asian or Hispanic people combined.

Just two years later, these numbers have gone up, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,2 with 37.3 million people having diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes. A total of 96 million over the age of 18 have prediabetes, which is 38% of the U.S. adult population.

These numbers demonstrate that diabetes is already at epidemic proportions in the U.S. A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 3 found that adults taking statin medications to control cholesterol levels have a higher risk of developing insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes than the general population. However, researchers have repeatedly failed to find evidence that high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

As I have discussed in many previous articles, three factors have a far greater influence on your cardiovascular disease risk and, to some degree, are interrelated. These are insulin resistance,4 chronic inflammation5 and high iron levels.6 Unfortunately, these primary contributors are rarely the focus of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment in conventional medicine.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:36

Inflation held its position in May in a sign of its stubbornness despite efforts to reduce prices from four-decade high.

On Thursday, the Commerce Department released its latest reading for the Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) index that showed prices rose by 6.3% in May on a year-by-year basis.

This was the same amount that it advanced by in April, down slightly from March's 6.6%, the highest level seen by the U.S. economy since January 1982, according to CNBC

When more volatile food and energy prices are excluded from among its basket of goods, the PCE index found that prices rose at a slightly slower rate of 4.7% compared to 4.9% witnessed a month earlier.

This reading adds to a complicated picture of the state of inflation in the U.S. In May, the readings for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed prices rose by around 8% for consumers while costs for producers under the Producer Price Index (PPI) shot up by about 10.8%. 

Posted on: Jul 01 09:35

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the government's key environmental agency cannot issue broad limits on greenhouse gases, sharply curtailing the power of President Joe Biden's administration to battle climate change.

By a majority of 6-3, the high court found that the Environmental Protection Agency did not have the power to set sweeping caps on emissions from coal-fired power plants, which produce nearly 20 percent of the electricity consumed in the United States.

The decision sets back Biden's hopes of using the EPA to bring down emissions to meet global climate goals, set in 2015 under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

It was a significant victory for the coal mining and coal power industry, which was targeted that same year for tough limits by the administration of then-president Barack Obama in an effort to slash carbon pollution.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:34

On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling in the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit.  The Supreme Court cut back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to limit controls on climate change.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:34

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to cite the United States’ largest oil field for violating ozone pollution standards, a move that will threaten the end of oil and gas production in the region.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:33

 Democratic New York Mayor Eric Adams experienced an epiphany of biblical proportions after discovering just how badly the liberal city had been managed for the past few years.

By: orraz
Posted on: Jul 01 09:32

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to cite the United States’ largest oil field for violating ozone pollution standards, a move that will threaten the end of oil and gas production in the region.

According to the Texas Governor’s Office, the proposed regulations will directly affect the Permian Basin, the largest oil field in the United States, accounting for 95,000,000 gallons of gasoline per day or 40% of the oil produced domestically. 

This would be just one more move from Biden’s administration to impact the lives of every American by reducing the fuel supply and causing gas prices to soar well beyond Biden’s record of $5 per gallon. 

Posted on: Jul 01 09:31

Roe v. Wade has been overturned and we are now all living in the literal Handmaid's Tale. Already, thousands of harrowing photographs have emerged from the abortion-free hellscape. It's worse than we thought. We were warned, and we didn't listen.

These 10 disturbing photos offer a horrifying glimpse into the dark world we now live in. Viewer discretion is advised.

...are you sure you're ready?

Posted on: Jul 01 09:30

When “whatever it takes” means confiscation of wealth

One of the reasons people decide to buy gold bullion or add silver coins to their portfolio is because they cannot be devalued. No one can suddenly decide to print more gold or silver! Sadly, this is exactly what happens with currencies around the world. And the last two decades have been prime examples of this. As governments rush to patch up past mistakes, missed warnings and election cycles they resort to creating more money which ultimately leads to higher prices but less value slewing around the system.  

The self reinforcing trends of high inflation have become visible to all. Central banks and governments continue to do “whatever it takes” but now it is “whatever it takes” to deflect blame for the rising prices and falling asset prices.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:29
“He would likely withhold oil from the market in the same way he has been withholding natural gas from Europe, driving up prices.”
Posted on: Jul 01 09:28

One of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) first paid efforts to influence public opinion surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade and limit abortion access for tens of millions of Americans demonstrates a dispiriting level of apathy and ignorance.

Instead of mobilizing voters to support abortion rights, the DNC’s new digital ad campaign could mislead viewers into believing that the threat to abortion rights is still hypothetical and hasn’t fully arrived at their doorsteps.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:28

The state of Alabama has called on a federal court to uphold a ban on so-called gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youths, citing a recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed state governments to prohibit abortions.

In a 76-page brief filed with the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall insisted that a previous injunction on the state’s ban of transgender treatments should be overturned, since such care is not protected under the 14th amendment to the US Constitution as it is not “deeply rooted in the nation’s history and traditions.”

“The Legislature determined that transitioning treatments in particular are too risky to authorize, so it is those treatments Plaintiffs must show the Constitution protects,” the brief says. “But no one –adult or child– has a right to transitioning treatments that is deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition.”

The state’s argument closely resembles the reasoning behind the recent US supreme court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which removed federal abortion protections and placed the responsibility for legalizing or banning the procedure on individual states and their citizens.

Supreme Court judges that ruled in favor of overturning the legislation argued that terminating a pregnancy was not a fundamental constitutional right because it was not explicitly mentioned in the US constitution and was not “deeply rooted in this nation’s history and tradition.”

In the brief, Marshall goes on to insist that the Constitution reserves to the state, and not courts or medical interest groups, the authority to determine that “sterilizing interventions” are too dangerous for minors, adding that the State has a right to regulate or prohibit such interventions for children “even if an adult wants the drugs for his child.”

Posted on: Jul 01 09:26

So, the G-7 leaders are in agreement, more war with Russia. Without actually saying exactly that, that was the main takeaway from he meeting of the most feckless leaders in the world.

They also pledged $600 billion they don’t have to fund global infrastructure projects to ‘combat China’s Belt and Road Initiative.’ One wonders where all this money and, in the case of Europe, energy is going to come from to fund all of this.

But the question I’ve had from the beginning of this obvious war of attrition the West wants to impose on Russia is the following: Do we have the stamina, in terms of real production capacity, to cash these checks our leaders are writing?

A major report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), one of the oldest military think tanks in the UK emphatically said not in anyone’s wildest dreams. Alex Mercouris of The Duran did an amazing job of breaking down what RUSI thought about NATO’s ability to wage war vs. Russia’s current military tempo, days before this idea caught fire.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:18

 Chicago used to be his kind of town. No more, says Gary Rabine, who is joining the list of people and corporations moving their businesses out of the crime-drenched city.

By: orraz
Posted on: Jul 01 09:18

A federal advisory panel voted Tuesday to boost this fall's COVID-19 shots against the Omicron viral variant.

The Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel voted 19-2 to reformulate the booster vaccines against Omicron's BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, which now account for half of all COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While panel members said they wanted more data Tuesday, they felt comfortable the changes would be safe.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:17

When I hear some Americans talk about Palestine and Israel, I marvel at how effective the campaign to project a fictional image of that region is, even on liberals, progressives, and leftists. Then, if I must, I read Tom Friedman’s articles on the matter and despair at how many people think there is even a hint of reality in them.

But on Tuesday, Friedman outdid himself, topping even his fantasy fluff piece on Mohammed bin Salman in 2017. Friedman painted the past year in Israel—the first Netanyahu-free year since 2008—as an icon of democracy, where Israeli Jews and Palestinian citizens of Israel danced together under the blue and white flag, in harmony and happiness.

It is a contemptible piece of fiction which erases apartheid, blames Palestinians for their own ongoing oppression, and praises those who would abandon their cousins under occupation. On top of all that, even if not quite as egregious, Friedman displays a comical ignorance of Israeli politics, a bit of knowledge you would think would be a basic qualification for the New York Times’ leading Israel apologist.

Friedman wastes no time by launching a flawed analogy between Donald Trump’s coup attempt and Benjamin Netanyahu’s various machinations to remain in office. He warns that the “win at any cost mentality” could tear apart democracy in both the United States and Israel.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:14

The rogue Biden regime and the deep state swamp are taking political persecution to a whole new level.

After being unconstitutionally detained for over a year for participating in the events on January 6th, Kenneth Harrelson, a former US military servicemember, is now facing suspension from receiving his benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Posted on: Jul 01 09:13

Under the leadership of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the Biden administration launched a $1 billion project to fix America’s racist infrastructure system, making our roadways the next frontier of woke politics.

According to the Associated Press, Buttigieg launched the Reconnecting Communities program, a “first-of-its-kind” anti-racist infrastructure project aimed at rebuilding communities that were “racially segregated or divided by road projects.”

Posted on: Jul 01 09:13

Meanwhile in the Democrat hellhole of New York City…

A pack of 5 men beat and robbed a 47-year-old man in a Brooklyn subway station last month.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:12

American families must continue to suffer under record gas prices because "the future of the Liberal World Order" is on the line in Ukraine, according to the White House.

"What do you say to those families that say, listen, we can't afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?" a CNN host asked Biden advisor Brian Deese on Thursday.

"This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm," Deese responded.


Webmaster addition: To hell with Putin; I want cheap gas!!!!!

Posted on: Jul 01 09:07

Will Kaliningrad become the Sarajevo of the 21st century, a place forever remembered as a trigger point for a tragic descent into devastating great power war? Unfortunately, that question almost certainly did not get much attention during meetings of G-7 and NATO leaders this week. 

Instead, two other historic cities loomed large in the background of these meetings, with Western leaders determined neither to repeat the mistakes of Munich in 1938 by appeasing Russian president Putin, nor to reprise the moral failures of Yalta in 1945 by cynically bargaining away the freedoms of East Europeans. Discussions focused on how to tighten economic sanctions on Russia, how to stiffen NATO’s military posture against the threat of Russian aggression, and how to deepen military support for Ukraine in preparation for months if not years of warfare. 

But in its singular focus on these lessons of World War II, the West is failing to heed some of the important lessons of World War I.  

Posted on: Jul 01 09:06

Covid-19 did not come out of some natural reservoir but rather “out of US lab biotechnology” in an accident, world-renowned economist and author Jeffrey Sachs has claimed, speaking at a conference hosted by the GATE Center think tank in Spain in mid-June.

While introducing this “provocative statement,” Sachs suggested that he was in the loop, as he chairs the Covid-19 commission at prestigious medical journal The Lancet.

“So it’s a blunder, in my view, of biotech, not an accident of a natural spillover,” he reiterated.

The academic noted that while “we don’t know for sure” if this is the case, there is “enough evidence” pointing to this, which “should be looked into.” Sachs lamented that this version is, however, “not being investigated, not in the United States, not anywhere.”

Back in May, Sachs, along with Columbia University professor of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics Neil Harrison, penned an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggesting Covid-19 had originated in a laboratory. In the paper, the two academics called for greater transparency on the part of US federal agencies and universities, arguing that a lot of pertinent evidence was not disclosed.

Virus databases, biological samples, viral sequences, email communications, and laboratory notebooks could all help shed light on the pandemic origin, according to Sachs and Harrison. However, none of these materials had been subjected to “independent, transparent, and scientific scrutiny,” they argued.

Posted on: Jul 01 09:05