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More companies are declaring bankruptcy and shutting down operations, citing inflation and high costs. Inflation and the economy remains a top issue among all voters, according to a recent The Center Square Voters' Voice Poll.

Retailers are closing nearly 3,200 stores this year, according to a recent analysis from CoreSight Research. The closures are a 24% increase from 2023.

U.S. drug stores and pharmacy closures led to 8 million square feet of shuttered retail space this year, the research company said. It also notes that retailers are losing inventory and customers due to retail theft. “Retail shrink” is closely connected to “organized retail crime,” it notes.

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Biological male swimmer Lia Thomas, who unfairly dominated the women's swimming division in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), has been barred from competing in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The prohibition followed his loss in a significant legal battle against World Aquatics (WA), the international governing body for swimming.
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Unless it is stopped – and let's face it: what are the odds of that happening? – the United States government is planning to pass a rule on Nov. 17, 2024, to allow Wall Street to assume total control over America's public lands, waters and other natural resources. Before the end of the year, the plan is to list all of America's protected lands, including parks and wildlife refuges, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under a new classification called Natural Asset Companies (NACs). As with everything else on Wall Street, NACs will be owned, managed, traded and ultimately controlled by money changer entities like BlackRock and Vanguard – and even communist China.
Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Boy, these lunatics sure have gall. A new “study” at 50 Science found that global warming is affecting the language complexity of the lunatic left, which in turn results in populists winning elections. Apparently, global warming is causing the cognitive performance of the lunatic left to decline. Wow. The deranged left is known for their gaslighting and BS but they really outdid themselves here.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
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Recent calculations by the distinguished atmospheric scientists Richard Lindzen, William Happer and William van Wijngaarden suggest that if the entire world eliminated net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 it would avert warming of an almost unmeasurable 0.07°C. Even assuming the climate modelled feedbacks and temperature opinions of the politicised Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the rise would be only 0.28°C. Year Zero would have been achieved along with the destruction of economic and social life for eight billion people on Planet Earth. “It would be hard to find a better example of a policy of all pain and no gain,” note the scientists.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE
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Just Stop Oil activists have defaced Stonehenge the day before the Summer Solstice in an act of vandalism to raise awareness on climate change. As seen in dramatic images from the Unesco World Heritage site in Wiltshire, the stones have been daubed with orange powder paint in what the protest group calls "megalithic action" to demand the UK to drop fossil fuels in a matter of years.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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Boeing's Starliner will remain at the International Space Station (ISS) for several more days. NASA and Boeing are now targeting no earlier than June 26 for a return to Earth. The new date was announced by NASA during a teleconference on June 18 and is the latest in a succession of date revisions. Previously, the return had been set for June 22, but managers decided that more time was needed to check out the spacecraft ahead of lengthier stays.
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The Social Security program was instituted to help elderly Americans thrive during their retirement years.  Unfortunately, millions upon millions of retired Americans are finding that their monthly Social Security payments are simply not enough as the cost of living spirals out of control.  One recent survey found that a whopping 85 percent of U.S. adults now consider inflation to be one of the most important political issues that we are facing, and seniors are being hit particularly hard.  In fact, a different survey that was just conducted by the Motley Fool discovered that 44 percent of retired Americans are thinking of going back to work because they need more money to survive…
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Russia's Northern Fleet launched cruise missiles from its nuclear-powered submarines in the Barents Sea today, demonstrating its military prowess amid rising tensions with NATO. According to the Interfax news agency, the submarines Severodvinsk and Orel successfully fired Kalibr and Granit cruise missiles over a distance of approximately 106 miles at a target designed to mimic a fleet of enemy landing ships.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Party leaders will take part in the two-hour episode hosted by Fiona Bruce - but the Reform UK leader has not been invited to attend. Confirmed participants in the Thursday, June 20 special are Tory PM Rishi Sunak, Labour leader Keir Starmer, John Swinney for the Scottish National Party and Ed Davey for the Liberal Democrats. Despite a concerted campaign by the Reform UK leader, Mr Farage will not take part in the main leaders’ Question Time debate this Thursday.
Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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The Biden campaign reportedly created a special task force to reduce the impact of videos that show the president malfunctioning in public. White House aides have become more sensitive about videos of President Joe Biden and have begun to quarrel with their media allies about the coverage of Biden’s age, gaffes, and videos exposing moments of strange confusion. The White House invented the term “cheap fakes” after a video on Sunday showed former President Barack Obama walking Biden off stage after the president appeared to freeze at a fundraiser.
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, WHITE HOUSE
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Video streaming platform Rumble published a video this week of former Google vice president of search products Marissa Mayer admitting that Google Search provides rigged search results. Google, which owns Rumble competitor YouTube, "arranges" the results on its search page in such a way as to prioritize the official narrative on a given issue or topic, Mayer said. And in all cases, Google's products are shown at the very top of any search so they will receive the most hits.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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Brian Monteith’s article in the Scotsman, highlighted here on Monday, makes a good point. None of our political parties care to talk about lockdowns. None remind us of how fervently they supported masks, social distancing or the Rule of Six. The Tories don’t wish to remember how stringently they enforced futile strictures. Labour and SNP don’t care to recall how they demanded greater restrictions. You could be fined £6,400 for persistently not wearing a mask on a train. Or £10,000 for a birthday party. Remember? They have taken a vow of silence. Including, in the SNP’s case, about the notion of lopping six inches off schoolroom doors to blow the virus away.
Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Labour was under pressure to ‘come clean’ last night after a bombshell dossier laid out dramatic tax rise plans. The Mail can reveal that proposals put forward by a group of party MPs – whose members include Sir Keir Starmer – suggested six raids to raise £60 billion. These included hiking inheritance and capital gains taxes, imposing a ‘jackpot’ levy on extreme wealth and introducing council tax reforms which could see families’ bills double. The plan also proposed forcing working pensioners to pay National Insurance.
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, TAXES
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If this poll is correct Reform UK's polling numbers have jumped 5% in 5 days.
Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A vivid metaphor for American global geopolitical incompetence is about to float off into the sunset, as the White House is poised to give up on the $230 million Gaza aid pier it built to alleviate an Israel-imposed humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. Disassembly could begin in July, officials told New York Times.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
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On Monday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chastised the White House in a rare video message, calling President Biden's withholding of some defense aid to Israel "inconceivable"

However the White House has hit back, with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre soon after the provocative statement issuing a rejection of the Israeli leader's narrative. "We genuinely do not know what he’s talking about. We just don’t," she told reporters.

She noted in a Monday afternoon briefing that "there was one particular shipment of munitions that was paused, and you’ve heard us talk about that many times." Jean-Pierre then emphasized, "There are no other pauses — none — no other pauses or holds in place."

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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