Giant homeless encampments set to explode across US; Organized Retail Criminals (ORCs) unleash coordinated mass thefts and violence

Image: Giant homeless encampments set to explode across US; Organized Retail Criminals (ORCs) unleash coordinated mass thefts and violence

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-19-giant-homeless-encampments-set-to-explode-across-us.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) Worsening inflation (stemming from endless fiat currency money printing) is causing food, energy, and housing to become unaffordable for millions of Americans, putting them on a trajectory of homelessness and destitution.

Right now, homeless encampments are expanding in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Oakland. The situation is bound to get far worse as inflation accelerates and people find themselves jobless due to plummeting economic activity while manufacturers downsize operations.

All across America right now, people are moving out of (unaffordable) apartments and rental homes, and moving into RVs or campers. Many of these people have jobs yet still can’t afford to save enough money for a down payment on a home. As economic conditions deteriorate, many of these people will move from RVs to cars or trucks… and then eventually to tents on the street. There, they are largely forgotten by the very same bureaucrats who promised them jobs and government assistance. Those are also the same bureaucrats who created the very problems that cause homelessness in the first place, such as worsening inflation by handing out stimulus money… or forcing small businesses to shut down over “covid” claims.

The controlled demolition of America is well underway.

While most homeless people are non-violent individuals who are merely trying to survive in a collapsing civilization, problems such as drug addiction, mental illness, public health violations, and violence continue to plague homeless encampments. These tent cities are almost always filthy, rodent-ridden, feces-festering shantytown fixtures that reek of trash and desperation. As they grow in size and numbers, they are going to pose a significant challenge to the operations of entire cities, especially given that these encampments have their own rules, leadership, and underground economies. They do not abide by mainstream society’s rules, and except in rare cases, local police and city council members pretend these homeless encampments don’t exist. They are, in effect, “no-go zones” for police and first responders, except on the rare occasions when city leaders decide to “clean out” all the tents and trash, thrusting the homeless individuals who lived there into even more desperate circumstances.

Take a tour into the homeless camps in Oakland, California, via this Brighteon.com video:

Many homeless turn to retail theft to survive

With the US economy collapsing, homelessness is going to become a way of life for millions more Americans. In order to survive, many of these individuals turn to retail theft, shoplifting all sorts of goods (including food) from local retail establishments.

The Epoch Times reports on, “The growing threat of organized retail crime,” citing so-called “ORC rings” (Organized Retail Crime = ORC) that are growing more numerous and powerful in cities across America:

The massive wave of retail thefts in the United States over the past two years has become a major challenge for both the retail industry and law enforcement.

The number of increasingly professional organized retail crime (ORC) rings and their frequent attacks have reached a crisis scale, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) in a Sept. 14 report.

That article cites NRF vice president Mark Meadows, explaining, “These highly sophisticated criminal rings jeopardize employee and customer safety and disrupt store operations. Retailers are bolstering security efforts to counteract these increasingly dangerous and aggressive criminal activities.”

Epoch Times adds:

Items under CRAVED include apparel, health and beauty, electronics/appliances, accessories, food and beverage, footwear, home furnishings, housewares, home improvement, eyewear, office supplies, infant care, and toys.

“We are seeing more and more, particularly, organized retail crime,” said Corrie Barry, Best Buy’s CEO, in late 2021 to the NY Post.

“You can see that pressure in our financials. And more importantly, frankly, you can see that pressure with our associates. It’s traumatizing,” she said. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce demanded earlier this year that Congress take action to address the rise of ORC crimes, calling them a “national emergency.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed radical Democrats and prosecutors, saying that they “live in this ‘woke palace’ where they’re not affected by the policies, but the average person IS impacted by them.”

In other words, America is beginning to see the rise of organized retail theft rings that are increasingly terrorizing brick-and-mortar stores, traumatizing their employees, and looting their merchandise.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize most of these retail stores are going to cease operations in these areas, leaving locals with a barren landscape of abandoned retail buildings.

Democrats in Illinois have legalized squatting and trespassing… police will no longer remove anyone from your private property

The bureaucratic geniuses in Illinois — who favor criminals and punish the law-abiding — recently passed and signed into law the “SAFE-T Act” which would eliminate bail for second-degree murder, arson, kidnapping, violent assaults, and many other series crimes. In essence, the act allows police to arrest a murderer, hand him a ticket to appear in court next year, then release him right back onto the streets to murder again.

State Senator Donald DeWitte is desperately trying to repeal this dangerous, lawless act that was pushed by Democrats. From Senator DeWitte’s website:

“I can’t walk down the street without being stopped by someone who asks how the SAFE-T Act can be stopped,” said Sen. DeWitte. “Constituents are particularly worried about criminal offenses that will, as of January 1, be considered ‘non-detainable.’ People have legitimate concerns, and we need to pump the breaks on implementation so the long list of unintended consequences tied to the Act can be addressed.”

DeWitte continued, “According to state’s attorneys across the state, the Act will make it extremely difficult for them to hold violent criminals pre-trial, including crimes as serious as murder if the accused person no longer poses a significant threat to a specifically identifiable person. General risk is no longer good enough, and that heightened standard will cause some very dangerous individuals to be released within hours of their arrest.”

Those same state’s attorneys have said offenses like second-degree murder, arson, aggravated battery, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravating fleeing & eluding drug offenses, threatening a public official, and drug-induced homicide could no longer meet the standard for pre-trial detention.

What many people don’t yet realize is that trespassing is no longer a crime that law enforcement can prevent. They can’t arrest and remove squatters, for example, who decide to move into your shed, garage, RV, or home.

As ABC7 Chicago reports:

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley is raising concerns because the law will ban arrest for people accused of certain misdemeanors. He cited trespassing as an example.

“Today, I can arrest him if you sign a complaint for trespassing,” Briley said. “January 1st, I’m not going to be able to do that. The law says I have to write him a ticket and leave.”

In other words, the homeless masses will soon be able to move into any home they choose, and police will not remove them, even if they are trespassing.

This means private property owners in Illinois have no legal means by which to remove individuals — including drug addicts, prostitutes and violent criminals — who invade their property. If you leave your home for a weekend and a homeless person breaks in and takes over your home, you have no legal means to remove them.

This means you are on your own, and you have to decide how to handle potentially large groups of people who are now living in your garage or home. If the police do nothing, do you have the right to be your own police? What level of force can a private citizen exert in order to convince a trespasser to leave?

In Democrat-run cities and counties, it’s obvious that private property owners who threaten trespassers using guns or knives will, themselves, be arrested and prosecuted by radical left-wing District Attorneys. In other words, if you find squatters in your home, crapping on the carpet and spraying graffiti on the walls, and you call the police to remove them, the police will tell you there’s nothing they can do. If you pull a gun and try to force the squatters to leave, the police will arrest you, and while you’re in jail, those squatters will rip your home to shreds and probably set it on fire.

This is Illinois under Democrat control, and it’s a feature of civilization collapse that’s coming to every “blue” city and county across America, where criminals are protected and the law-abiding are punished. A similar situation already exists in Oregon, for example, where some property owners are quite literally listing homes for sale that already have squatters who refuse to leave. These property listings, as you might imagine, are heavily discounted, and buyers are not allowed to tour the homes or see inside them before making offers. That’s because somebody probably already crapped on the carpet and set the wallpaper on fire.

If you currently own property in the state of Illinois, your property value is about to get crushed

A sensible question arises from all this: What is the value of private property in a state where the security of such property cannot be enforced? The answer is zero.

No home is worth anything if a flash mob of homeless looters can rampage through your home at any time, with the full approval of the state’s left-leaning lawmakers, while police are unwilling to do anything to stop it (because they are bound by the new law).

If you own real estate in Illinois, sell it before January 1.

If you don’t sell your property and leave Illinois, you are bonkers.

If you live in the state of Illinois, leave before January 1 or get to a rural, conservative community where you have a chance of finding law enforcement, judges, and juries that still recognize common sense and the right to defend your own home against looters and squatters.

Because remember: As homelessness explodes across America, millions of destitute, desperate people will take over private homes and buildings, rendering the very idea of private property null and void. Now it’s the mob’s property, and mob rule is exactly what Democrats are striving for, which is why they deliberately wrote and passed this law to nullify private property and unleash violent criminals onto the streets of Illinois.

Chaos is coming to the blue cities… all by design.

You will witness a wave of American refugees fleeing the collapsing blue cities

Illinois, California, Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey, and other democrat-dominates states are about to be plunged into a hellish, Mad Max-like scenario, where police are powerless, criminal gangs run rampant across society, and law-abiding citizens either flee or get raped and murdered. It looks like Democrats are finally getting the society they voted for, and as this accelerates, we are going to see a wave of refugees fleeing the cities and seeking sanity in red states / rural America, where secure borders will be quickly erected to halt the influx of democrats who ruined their own home states and now want to cause the same destruction everywhere else.

Those who stay behind will find themselves fighting zombies and orcs, like something out of a mishmash of Lord of the Rings meets The Walking Dead. The good news is that with collapsing consumer demand, ammunition is about to become a lot more affordable. (It’s true. Firearms and ammo sales are plummeting right now, and you should expect to see ammunition on sale soon.) Once you understand the wave of violence, lawlessness and insanity that’s rapidly approaching, you’ll quickly realize you can never have too much ammo.

Get yourself some ballistic armor while you’re at it: www.HopliteArmor.com gives you 10% off using discount code “ranger.” It’s all made in the USA using advanced polymers and materials. (Hopelite Armor is a Brighteon sponsor.)

If you need swords and knives, my top choice is DawsonKnives.com, which also offers a 10% discount for those using the code “ranger” (good through Sep 30). Given that this whole scenario may go full Book of Eli (a reference to the Denzel Washington movie), acquiring fully functional fighting swords and knives no longer seems like an outlandish idea. Swords, after all, don’t need ammo.

Listen to my full Situation Update podcast to hear more details about all this, including how to survive it:

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Sixth Graders Protect Fellow Students From a Creepy Teacher

BY LINCOLN BROWN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2022/09/12/sixth-graders-protect-their-fellow-students-from-a-creepy-teacher-n1628957;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

What do you do when your teacher is a pervert and no one will listen? You take matters into your own hands.

According to a report in The Boston Globe, sixth-graders, no less, at Davisville Middle School in Rhode Island had had enough of their teacher not only being cruel to the boys but also with the way he treated the girls. He leered at them, gave them pet names, and asked them to dance. He even allegedly asked one girl to take off her shoes and show him her toes. The unnamed teacher, who was also a coach, told the kids he had dealt with parents’ complaints before and was not worried. The boys went to adults, who essentially blew them off. The flirting and innuendo made the girls uncomfortable. Some would laugh, while others just stayed in their seats and endured it.

In January of last year, a group of boys decided enough was enough. They took to Discord and created a channel named after the teacher, and also referred to it as the “Pedo Database.” There, they documented the teacher’s activities. Then during the COVID-19 quarantine, they had the Discord channel on a split screen with the teacher and logged incidents as they happened. The Globe has some of the quotes:

“You all love me so choose love.”

“You gotta stand up and dance now.”

Everyone “in bathing suits tomorrow.”

They also told incoming students about the Discord board so more evidence could be collected. The hard work and patience paid off, and in April of this year, the teacher was escorted off the premises. Allegations were finally made that this teacher had stalked a pre-teen girl he was coaching and been inappropriate with other students. The students’ parents had complained before, but the teacher continued to coach until he was hit with a restraining order in North Kingston. He had held two other coaching jobs, and other parents had noted that he singled out female students for special attention. When the fecal matter collided with the oscillating ventilator, authorities wanted people to come forward with more information. And the boys were right there with their database. According to the Globe, the database is now in the hands of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the state Department of Children, Youth, and Families, the state Department of Education, and the lawyer who is heading up the investigation for the school district.

Related: In This High School, Kids Learn That Republicans and Christians Are Fascists

Two things stand out here.

First, the boys had gone to the people whose job it was to protect students, and no one cared. They had to take matters into their own hands. Let’s forget about pronouns, gender, and CRT for just a minute. The Left can’t figure out why parents want to know what’s going on in their children’s classrooms.

This. This is why. Pre-teen girls were being harassed and essentially exploited by a person in a position of trust, and nothing was done. How long did this go on? How many students had to suffer this humiliation? How many times was this issue shunted to one side or buried? One of the boys was quoted as saying, “I don’t think there was a single adult who would ever — like their parents, my mom, like anybody in the school — who had ever really taken the whole thing seriously before.” The boys were being treated shabbily, and the girls were being sexually harassed. Tell me again how what goes on in a school it isn’t any business of the parent. A parent should be able to walk in at any moment, sit down in a classroom, and find out exactly what is happening with their children. In fact, that might go a long way to detecting and preventing this kind of thing in the future. If a school district expects parents to trust it, it needs to be very comfortable with total transparency.

Second, let us have no more of this treating boys as second-class citizens. Let us dispense with the “Boys Are Dumb, Throw Rocks at Them” t-shirts. It is time to stop discouraging or excluding them from STEM and other activities. It is time to stop relegating boys to video games and the back of the classroom. These boys did exactly what a man should do. They stood up for the girls in their class against a horrible man who had found a way to wedge himself into the system like a diseased mollusk. And when the people who were charged with keeping them safe did not care, they did what they could do on their own. Every father who reads this should sit down with his son tonight and say, “This is who I want you to be.”

 

FORCE MAJEURE: Massive global shutdowns are now under way for METALS SMELTING operations covering iron, copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc and STEEL

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-07-force-majeure-massive-global-shutdowns-are-now-under-way-for-metals-smelting-operations.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) Without metals and industrial elements — steel, copper, aluminum, iron ore, nickel, zinc, titanium, etc. — human civilization cannot exist. Nearly all manufacturing is dependent on metals for industrial processes. Even plastics cannot be made without metals for injection molding, and aluminum and copper are required for all electrical systems, both commercial and residential.

Yet right now, aluminum, copper, and steel plants are shutting down worldwide. We’ve compiled a list (see below) of just some of the shutdowns so far this year.

Some shutdowns are happening under “force majeure” declarations. Others cite sky-high energy prices, and yet others say there’s not enough demand as the global economy implodes (by design).

In today’s podcast (below), I cover the global shutdowns of metal smelting and fabrication operations, revealing the shocking global trend of the dismantling of infrastructure that keeps humanity alive. Note that this is happening in parallel with global shutdowns of:

  • Food, fertilizer, and agriculture
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Housing

Thus, billions of human beings are being thrust into a scenario where they face unemployment, bankruptcy, starvation, and freezing temperatures, even as their own (western) governments plot against them to maximize suffering and death.

Below, find the full list of metals and steel plants that have so far shut down around the world. But first, here’s the Situation Update podcast that gets into this (and much more), covering the day’s explosive news items with analysis and commentary:

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Metals and steel plant closures so far in 2022

Jan 02, 2022, Montenegro

UNIPROM KAP
Aluminum smelter
Shutdown

Montenegro’s Uniprom has shut down the country’s sole aluminium smelter, KAP, with the procedure being completed by December 30, after it failed to reach an agreement on a new electricity price with power company EPCG, public broadcaster RTCG reported.

Uniprom warned earlier that it would close KAP as rising electricity prices make its production uneconomic. Uniprom’s owner, local businessman VeselinPejovic, accused EPCG of being responsible for the decision, while EPCG asked the businessman to hold another round of talks to find a solution.

By the end of 2021, KAP was paying €45 per MWh plus VAT, while on international markets the electricity price is now around €250 per MWh.

https://www.intellinews.com/montenegro-s-biggest-industrial-producer-kap-shuts-down-after-energy-price-hike-230581/

 

Feb 07, 2022, Peru

MMG LTD LAS BAMBAS
Copper Mine
Offline

MMG Ltd (1208.HK) said on Monday that production at its Las Bambas copper mine in Peru may stop by Feb. 20 after a local community blocked again a road used by the miner, causing the company to curtail operations.

The Chinese-owned mine has been a flashpoint of protests and road blockades since it started functioning in 2016, with operations last suspended in December due to a similar blockade.

https://www.reuters.com/business/mmg-may-halt-peru-las-bambas-mine-operations-by-feb-20-after-latest-blockade-2022-02-07/

 

Mar 03,2022, Ukraine

ARCELORMITTAL SA
Steel Plant
Closure

A giant Ukrainian steel mill owned by ArcelorMittal SA closed on Thursday, shutting one of the country’s largest pieces of industry after days of holding out as other foreign companies retreated in the face of Russia’s onslaught.

Ukrainian industry has been hit hard by the Russian invasion, with car-part manufacturers, breweries, an alumina refinery, and other foreign companies halting production.

https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-03-03/card/arcelormittal-to-close-giant-ukrainian-steel-plant-as-war-worsens-NM0kDzPRORwGuerKVELG

Mar 04, 2022, Spain

MEGASA SIDERÚRGICA NARÓN
Steel Plant
Stop production

According to Europa Press, on March 4 Megasa halted production at its 700,000 mt/yrNaron steel plant near La Coruna, having already shifted much of its production to night shifts to avoid peak prices.

The company did not reply to messages seeking confirmation.

https://eurometal.net/spanish-steel-plants-suspending-operations-amid-record-energy-unesid/

 

Mar 10, 2022, United Kingdom

LIBERTY STEEL
Steel Plant
Stop production

Elsewhere in Europe, Liberty Steel’s mill at Rotherham in the U.K. has been forced to stop production due to soaring power costs, according to a person familiar with the matter. Liberty declined to comment.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/european-industry-starts-shutting-down-as-energy-prices-soar?sref=jB82HHlm

Mar 10, 2022, Germany

SALZGITTER AG
Steel Producer
Reduced production

In Germany, Salzgitter reduced its melting operations at its Peine plant on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the company said.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/spanish-steel-production-curbed-as-power-costs-soar-to-a-record?sref=jB82HHlm

 

Mar 10, 2022, Spain

ARCELORMITTAL SA’S SESTAO
Steel Plant
Extended shutdown

ArcelorMittal SA’s Sestao plant in Spain will not resume working as previously planned on March 13 due to high electricity costs, a spokesman told Bloomberg News in response to questions.

Its facility in Olaberria stopped Tuesday and restarted on Wednesday, operating intermittently.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/spanish-steel-production-curbed-as-power-costs-soar-to-a-record?sref=jB82HHlm

Mar 10, 2022, Spain

CELSA GROUP
Steel Producer
Reduced production

Privately held producer Celsa, whose Barcelona mill has an annual capacity of 2.5 million tons, also cut output, citing unbearable energy costs.

“We are meeting the demands of our customers but our furnaces are operating at different hours to adapt to electricity prices,” a Celsa spokesperson said.

https://www.reuters.com/business/acerinox-arcelormittal-celsa-cut-steel-output-spain-due-high-electricity-prices-2022-03-10/

 

Mar 11, 2022, Spain

ACERINOX
Steel Plant
Offline

Acerinox became the latest steel producer to halt operations in Spain on Thursday due to surging energy prices caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

A union source at the Spanish stainless steel maker told AFP the firm had halted production at its plant in Cadiz in the southern Andalucia region due to soaring electricity prices.

https://www.thedailystar.net/business/global-economy/news/spain-steel-plants-close-over-soaring-energy-prices-2980366

Mar 14, 2022, Peru

SOUTHERN COPPER CORP (SCCO.N)’S CUAJONE MINE
Copper Mine
Offline

Southern Copper Corp (SCCO.N)’s Cuajone mine in Peru has suspended operations since Feb. 28 due to a protest by local communities who cut the company’s water access and blocked a key railroad, Peru’s mining chamber SNMPE said on Monday.

Southern Copper is one of the country’s top copper producer and Cuajone is the company’s second-largest mine in the country.

The company has denounced violence by the protesters while the government has denounced violence on both sides.

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/southern-coppers-cuajone-mine-peru-suspended-production-due-protest-snmpe-2022-03-14/

 

Apr 02, 2022, USA

RIO TINTO
Copper Cathode
Force Majeure

Rio Tinto has declared force majeure on shipments of copper cathode from its Kennecott operation in Utah after an earthquake in March.

The declaration was made as the Utah facility continues to reopen after being hit by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake on 18 March.

The facility’s mine, concentrator, and tailings have resumed operations.

Kennecott accounts for approximately 11pc of copper production in the US, according to Rio Tinto.

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2093220-force-majeure-declared-at-kennecott-mine

 

Apr 12, 2022, Honduras

AURA MINERALS (TSX: ORA)
Gold
Reduced production

Aura Minerals (TSX: ORA) said today that the company achieved total quarterly production of 61,041 gold equivalent ounces (“GEO”), which is 9% lower compared to Q1 2021 (66,782 GEO).

However, the company noted that its Q1 2022 production was in line with management’s expectations, with another strong quarter at the company’s Aranzazu mine and lower production at the company’s EPP and San Andres mines due mine sequencing and preparation for higher production in the next quarters.

https://www.kitco.com/news/2022-04-12/Aura-Minerals-reports-lower-Q1-2022-gold-equivalent-production-on-track-to-achieve-guidance.html

Apr 21, 2022, Australia

BHP GROUP (BHP.AX)
Iron Ore
Reduced production

BHP Group (BHP.AX) on Thursday fell short of estimates for iron ore production for the March quarter, as a pandemic-related labour crunch weighed on the miner’s efforts to boost production in the mineral-rich Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The world’s largest listed miner warned June-quarter production of the steel-making commodity is also expected to be impacted by lingering worker absenteeism, but said it remained on track to meet fiscal 2022 costs and volume forecast.

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/bhp-reports-flat-third-quarter-iron-ore-production-2022-04-20/

 

Apr 21,2022, South Africa
Cameroon
Brazil
Australia

ANGLO AMERICAN PLC
copper, nickel, PGM, iron ore, coal and manganese ore
Reduced production 

Anglo American announced today that its copper production decreased by 13% year-over-year to 140 ktonnes in Q1 2022 primarily due to planned lower grades.

Metal in concentrate production from the company’s platinum group metals operations decreased by 6%, primarily due to high rainfall at Mogalakwena, with full-year guidance revised to 3.9–4.3 million ounces (previously 4.1-4.5 million ounces).

Iron ore production decreased by 19% to 13.2 Mt as high rainfall and plant issues affected both Kumba and Minas-Rio, with full-year guidance revised to 60-64 million tonnes (previously 63-67 million tonnes).

Metallurgical coal production decreased by 32% to 2.2 Mt due to the delayed longwall move at Moranbah and the end of production from Grasstree.

https://www.kitco.com/news/2022-04-21/Anglo-American-reports-lower-production-of-copper-nickel-PGM-iron-ore-coal-and-manganese-ore-in-Q1-2022.html

 

Apr 21, 2022, Chile

ANTOFAGASTA (LSE: ANTO)
Copper
Reduced production

Chile-focused miner Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO), the world’s top-10 copper producer, said today that its copper production in Q1 2022 was 138.8 ktonnes, down 24% compared to Q1 2021 (183 ktonnes) and in line with guidance. 

The company explained that lower copper production was mainly due to the expected temporary reduction in throughput at Los Pelambres because of the drought and lower grades at Centinela Concentrates.

https://www.kitco.com/news/2022-04-21/Antofagasta-says-drought-impacted-its-copper-production-in-Chile-in-Q1-hopes-to-launch-desalination-plant-in-H2-2022.html

 

Apr 27, 2022, Canada

FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS
Copper
Reduced production

Global copper miner First Quantum Minerals has revised down its 2022 production guidance and lifted cost expectations after a soft start to the year while the company’s share price has eased lower.

Total copper production guidance for the year now stands at 790,000-855,000 tonnes, which is down from 810,000-880,000 tonnes.

The revision followed first-quarter production falling 10% from Q4 2021 to 182,210 tonnes.

https://www.mining-journal.com/copper-news/news/1430970/first-quantums-2022-expectations-worsen 

May 04,2022, Malaysia

FORTRESS MINERALS LTD
Iron ore
Reduced production

4Q22 results were below expectations. Revenue and PATMI were at 12%/6% of our FY22e forecasts.

4Q22 sales volume decreased 72.2% YoY due to lower operating capacity caused by the spread of the Omicron variant among workers and unfavorable weather conditions.

https://www.stocksbnb.com/reports/fortress-minerals-ltd-lower-ore-production-but-outlook-turning-positive/

 

Jun 18, 2022, Chile

CODELCO’S VENTANAS
Copper Smelter
Closure

The leading body of Chilean state-possessed Codelco, the world’s biggest copper maker, settled on Friday to begin a cycle to close its disturbed Ventanas smelter, the organization said in a proclamation.

Laborers at Codelco had taken steps to make a move, including a strike, on the off chance that the board didn’t contribute to overhauling the office following an ecological occurrence that nauseated many individuals. 

The mining organization halted the smelter to finish upkeep and functional changes requested by the ecological controller after many individuals became sick with side effects of inebriation in the space where the smelter and different ventures work.

https://www.bolnews.com/business/2022/06/chiles-codelco-has-announced-the-closure-of-its-ventanas-smelter/

 

Jul 20,2022, Brazil

VALE SA
Iron ore and copper
Reduced production

Brazilian mining giant Vale has trimmed its 2022 iron ore and copper production guidance by about 4% and 19% at the mid-points in a move that sees the company implementing its “value over volume” strategy for the former while shutdowns and poor plant performance weighed on the latter.

https://www.mining-journal.com/bulks/news/1436225/vale-cuts-2022-iron-ore-copper-production-outlook#:~:text=Brazilian%20mining%20giant%20Vale%20has%20trimmed%20its%202022,and%20poor%20plant%20performance%20weighed%20on%20the%20latter

 

Jul 25, 2022, Australia

OZ MINERALS

Copper
Reduced production

Oz Minerals has adjusted its full-year copper production expectations to account for a softer start to the year.

Copper production expectations have been lowered from the previous estimate of between 127 000 t and 149 000 t, to between 120 000 t and 135 000 t, reflecting the impact of wet weather conditions and Covid-related absenteeism on operations during the second quarter ended June, as well as materials handling system belt damage at the Carrapateena operation.

In the June quarter, copper production reached 27 423 t, down from the 30 322 t delivered in the previous quarter, while gold production increased from 48 773 oz to 51 184 oz in the same period.

https://www.miningweekly.com/article/oz-minerals-lowers-production-targets-2022-07-25

 

Jul 29, 2022

Bulgaria
Namibia

DUNDEE PRECIOUS METALS (TSX: DPM)
Gold, Copper
Reduced production

Dundee Precious Metals (TSX: DPM) reported Thursday that in Q2 2022, its gold production was 72,904 ounces, 14% lower than the corresponding period in 2021.

The company said that the decline in gold production was due primarily to lower expected gold grades at Ada Tepeas a result of mining in lower gold grade zones, partially offset by improved gold recoveries at Chelopech.

Moreover, the company’s copper production in the second quarter of 2022 decreased by 12% to 8.8 million pounds due primarily to lower copper grades and recoveries.

https://www.kitco.com/news/2022-07-29/Dundee-reports-lower-gold-and-copper-production-in-Q2-posts-net-earnings-of-33-5-million.html

 

Aug 01, 2022, Italy

ACCIAIERIE D’ITALIA
Steel Mills
Shutdown

The plant with a capacity of 4 million tons of steel per year left only one blast furnace in operation due to weak demand and high production costs

The Italian steel company Acciaieried’Italia has shut down its second blast furnace since August 1, 2022. This was reported by Yeih.corp.

The company has only one blast furnace in operation. The shutdown was caused by low cash flow, weak market demand and high production costs.

https://gmk.center/en/news/acciaierie-ditalia-stopped-the-work-of-two-blast-furnaces/

Aug 28, 2022, Kazakhstan

GLENCORE PLC
Copper, Cobalt, Zinc
Reduced Production

Glencore PLC on Thursday cut 2022 production guidance for copper, cobalt and zinc, and raised it for nickel and ferrochrome.

The commodity mining and trading giant reduced copper guidance to around 1.11 million metric tons from 1.15 million tons, and cobalt to 45,000 tons from 48,000 tons, reflecting first-quarter performance.

In addition, because of a slower-than-expected ramp-up at the Zhairem project in Kazakhstan, the 2022 outlook for zinc production is cut by 9% to 1.01 million tons, the company said.

https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/GLENCORE-PLC-8017494/news/Glencore-Cuts-2022-Guidance-for-Copper-Cobalt-Zinc-40178786

 

Aug 17, 2022, Slovakia

NORSK HYDRO (NHY.OL)
Aluminum Smelter
Shutdown

Europe’s energy crisis has claimed another victim in the power-hungry metals industry, with Norsk Hydro ASA planning to shutter an aluminum smelter in Slovakia at the end of next month.

Aluminum is one of the most energy-intensive metals to produce, and the closure of the Slovalco facility adds to growing signs of stress in Europe’s industrial economy as power prices surge to record highs. The region had already lost about half of its zinc and aluminum smelting capacity during the past year, mainly as producers dialed back output. Hydro and others are now moving to shut down plants entirely.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-17/norsk-hydro-shuts-aluminum-plant-as-europe-s-power-woes-deepen?sref=jB82HHlm

 

Aug 23, 2022, Garpenberg, Sweden

BOLIDEN (BOL.ST)
Zinc
Force Majeure

Swedish miner Boliden (BOL.ST) has declared force majeure on zinc deliveries to Europe due to a strike among Norwegian electrochemical industry workers, although some production is still running, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The strike, which started on Monday, is targeting several electrochemical plants, including Boliden’s zinc smelter in Odda and Glencore’s (GLEN.L) nickel refinery in Kristiansand as well as aluminium output at Norsk Hydro (NHY.OL) and Alcoa (AA.N).

https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/boliden-declares-force-majeure-european-zinc-deliveries-amid-norway-strike-2022-08-23/

Aug 25, 2022, Oregon, USA

COLUMBIA STEEL CASTING CO.
Steel Plant
Shutdown

Columbia Steel Casting Co., a Portland metal casting company that dates back more than a century, told state regulators Wednesday it plans to shut down operations at its North Portland foundry and lay off most of its workforce.

The company said 225 employees, many represented by two different unions, would be laid off beginning in October. The filing indicated the closure would be permanent. A letter to employees indicated that the company had sought a buyer to take over the foundry and maintain operations, but those efforts had failed so far.

https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2022/08/portland-foundry-columbia-steel-to-close-after-121-years-lay-off-workers.html

 

Aug 25, 2022, Slovenia

Talum TLBR.LJ
Aluminum smelter
Reduced production

Slovenia’s Talum TLBR.LJ has cut production of primary aluminium to around 20% of its smelter capacity, a spokesperson said, joining other European firms forced to reduce output by sky-high energy costs.

Smelting aluminium is extremely energy intensive and power prices in Europe have increased up to tenfold since the start of 2021, making production at some sites unviable. TRDEBMc1, TRFRBMc1, FVBMc1

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/slovenias-talum-cuts-primary-aluminium-output-to-20-of-capacity

 

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Civil war erupts inside FBI as nearly two dozen agents demand corrupt Director Chris Wray, top officials resign

Image: Civil war erupts inside FBI as nearly two dozen agents demand corrupt Director Chris Wray, top officials resign

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-05-civil-war-erupts-inside-fbi-agents-demand-top-officials-resign.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

(Natural News) The nation’s highest-profile law enforcement agency is also its most corrupt and politicized, and now, after years of FBI leaders doing the bidding of the far-left deep state, a growing number of rank-and-file agents have had enough.

During his program earlier this week, Fox News star Sean Hannity reported that at least 20 FBI whistleblowers have reached out to Republican members of Congress about the corruption inside the agency because they know that the current Democratic majority isn’t going to do anything about it. The Washington Times also has a report on the matter:

Kurt Siuzdak, a lawyer and former FBI agent who represents whistleblowers at the bureau, said agents tell him that Mr. Wray has lost control of the agency and should resign.

“I’m hearing from [FBI personnel] that they feel like the director has lost control of the bureau,” he told the Times. “They’re saying, ‘How does this guy survive? He’s leaving. He’s got to leave.’”

The whistleblowers are detailing to members of Congress the extensive corruption throughout the bureau as well as retaliation directed towards anyone who challenges the brass. In addition, according to the Times, Wray has been told about problems within his agency on numerous occasions but he refuses to act on them:

That includes recent whistleblower disclosures to House Judiciary Committee Republicans about agents being forced or coerced into signing false affidavits and claims of sexual harassment and stalking. It also includes fabricated terrorism cases to elevate performance statistics, as reported this month by The Times.

“[The FBI agents] are telling me they have lost confidence in Wray. All Wray does is go in and say we need more training and we’re doing stuff about it, or we will not tolerate it,” Siuzdak, told the outlet.

The FBI issued a statement to the outlet that was 100 percent BS.

“The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. All employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and we expect them to focus on process, rigor, and objectivity in the performance of their duties,” the statement claimed, a blatant lie considering all of the times now that the bureau has been caught either entrapping Americans or refusing to seriously investigate ‘certain’ people, like Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton.

“Allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and referred to the Inspection Division or appropriate investigative body. In reality, the FBI is comprised of 37,000 employees who do it the right way on a daily basis to keep our nation safe by fighting violent crime, preventing terrorist attacks, and defending America from espionage and cyber threats,” the statement continued.

The Times report comes as the bureau tossed out a sacrificial lamb: Timothy Thibault, the former assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office, was ‘forced out’ last week over allegations of bias against former President Donald Trump. It should be noted that he led the ‘investigation’ into Hunter Biden, but strangely, after more than two years, could not come up with any evidence to charge him despite a blatant violation of federal gun laws: Lying about drug use on a federal firearms form.

“For Wray, not tolerating it means he doesn’t do anything. And that’s what I think people are reacting to because at this point you need to have leadership stepping up and taking charge, and there is a complete leadership vacuum,” Siuzdak told the Times.

It’s patently obvious by now that the FBI cannot be ‘reformed’ or changed a bit around the edges. It needs a fundamental housecleaning of top brass, and it should start with Wray.

Here’s Hannity explaining:

Sources include:

WashingtonTimes.com

NaturalNews.com

 

FBI Agents Call on Wray to Resign Over Allegations of Political Bias at the Top

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/08/31/fbi-agents-call-on-wray-to-resign-over-allegations-of-political-bias-at-the-top-n1625567;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is under fire as revelations about political bias at the highest level of the FBI have roiled the bureau. Several rank-and-file agents wonder how Wray can survive when it appears that he has lost control of the FBI.

Kurt Siuzdak, a lawyer who represents whistleblowers, remarked to The Washington Times, “How does this guy survive? He’s leaving. He’s got to leave.” The Times published a report detailing the political bias of Timothy Thibault, an assistant special agent in charge who was subsequently forced to resign.

But there have been other accusations against Wray that have nothing to do with political bias.

FBI whistleblowers talking to Congress about corruption and retaliation say in disclosures that Mr. Wray was often notified of the problems within the bureau but never took action to resolve them.

That includes recent whistleblower disclosures to House Judiciary Committee Republicans about agents being forced or coerced into signing false affidavits and claims of sexual harassment and stalking. It also includes fabricated terrorism cases to elevate performance statistics, as reported this month by The Times.

“[The FBI agents] are telling me they have lost confidence in Wray. All Wray does is go in and say we need more training and we’re doing stuff about it, or we will not tolerate it,” Mr. Siuzdak said.

Wray has been peddling that line for years. When the political bias of FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page came to light, he defended their work by praising their “professionalism.” Their private thoughts about Donald Trump in no way colored their approach to the job, Wray said.

As impossible as that seems, Wray was allowed to get away with it because the FBI was drawing on residual respect for the agency from its decades of work taking down mobsters, spies, and terrorists.

Now, the FBI has little respect left to draw on.

In response, the FBI released this statement to The Times:

“The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. All employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and we expect them to focus on process, rigor, and objectivity in performance of their duties. Allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and referred to the Inspection Division or appropriate investigative body. In reality, the FBI is comprised of 37,000 employees who do it the right way on a daily basis to keep our nation safe by fighting violent crime, preventing terrorist attacks and defending America from espionage and cyber threats.”

Related: FBI Official Who Tried To Obstruct Hunter Biden Laptop Investigation Resigns

It isn’t so much that Wray has allowed retaliation against FBI whistleblowers or looked the other way when high-level employees of the bureau have been accused of misconduct. For Wray to allow Thibault to put his thumb on the scale in a presidential election and then not fire him until almost two years later should lead to his immediate dismissal.

But it won’t because that kind of presidential courage is missing in the White House. And since the media won’t pressure Biden to fire Wray, he will remain until a Republican president sees fit to replace him.

Ex-FBI agent speaks out: “They’re ‘warning’ me” NOT TO OR ELSE!

Former FBI Special Agent Steve Gray joins Dr. Sebastian Gorka to discuss the Bureau amid the backdrop of an unprecedented raid of Donald Trump's home.

"NOT THE AGENCY IT ONCE WAS"

Former FBI official rips bureau: The FBI asked for this

Former FBI deputy assistant director of counterterrorism Terry Turchie reacts to the bureau warning of increased threats to law enforcement after the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on 'Varney & Co.'

Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida: Family-Owned Legacy Gun Shop Latest Casualty of Biden’s War on Guns

Family-Owned Legacy Gun Shop Latest Casualty of Biden’s War on Guns

BY LEE WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2022/08/family-owned-legacy-gun-shop-latest-casualty-of-bidens-war-on-guns/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Master gunsmith James Morrison founded JM Gun Repair 46 years ago, after doing gun repairs in his garage. The gun shop has been a local institution ever since, offering firearms, black powder and reloading gear, ammunition including hard-to-find calibers, and James’ incredible skills as a master gunsmith with 50 years of experience. The business is ideally located, straddling the county line between Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida.

“This has been a family legacy for 46 years,” said James’ grandson, Noah Morrison. His father and uncle work at the shop too.

Noah, who just turned 21, dreamed of becoming the third generation of Morrisons to operate this family business. However, his dreams were dashed when George Hancock, an ATF Industry Operations Investigator, known as an IOI, walked into the shop at around the same time Joe Biden announced his war on “rogue” gun dealers.

“During the audit, he found faults in our paperwork,” Noah said. “In the past, for these types of minor faults, an auditor would have just handed us a pen and told us to fix them.”

Noah’s father, Benwayne Morrison, agrees.

“These were clerical errors, but they changed the definition,” he said. “Under their new definition, they said our violations were willful. After 46 years, we never gave a gun to someone who shouldn’t have it, but that didn’t matter. None of the violations were on Biden’s ‘rogue’ gun dealer list.”

Rogue Defined

Biden first announced his zero-tolerance policy in June 2021. Part of his scheme included five criteria, which he claimed defined a rogue dealer:

  1. transferring a firearm to a prohibited person
  2. failing to run a required background check
  3. falsifying records, such as a firearms transaction form
  4. failing to respond to an ATF tracing request
  5. refusing to permit ATF to conduct an inspection in violation of the law

However, the ATF is revoking licenses for the most minor of errors – errors not on Biden’s five-point list.

As a result, a special report we published in May revealed that FFL revocations increased a staggering 500 percent.

No Due Process

Effective Aug. 23, JM Gun Repair can no longer transfer or sell firearms. The family intends to keep the shop open, selling ammunition, reloading and black powder supplies, gear, and other accessories, but not guns or even gunsmithing services. They posted a note on their website announcing the changes.

“Our family legacy is gone,” Benwayne said. “My father started this business. A master gunsmith is a rare breed. He can tell you the details about a gun made 100 years ago. He’s still sharp as a tack. Our family was screwed over by the ATF.”

The worst part for him and his family is that there was no way to appeal the ATF’s order.

There was no due process.

Benwayne contacted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office but was told since it was a federal matter, he should contact Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. Benwayne never received a response from Scott’s office. One of Rubio’s assistants told him to send more information, but he has not heard back.

Illegal Registry

Both Benwayne and Noah believe there is another unspoken reason why the ATF is revoking hundreds of FFLs. Anytime a gun shop closes or is ordered out of business, they must mail years of records to the ATF.

“They’re building a gun registry, and that’s illegal,” Benwayne said. “If you want to build a registry, the easiest way to do it is to have gun dealers supply their records. That’s the quickest way for them to find out who has what kind of guns. If they shut down a 46-year-old store that’s had thousands of sales, all of a sudden, they’ve got a lot of records.”

Neither Jason Medina, public information officer for ATF’s Tampa Field Division, nor Aaron Gerber, the Division’s Director of Industry Operations, returned calls seeking comment for this story.

Takeaways

It’s clear that the Biden-Harris administration believes if they eliminate all the gun dealers, they will eliminate all the guns. But since there is only a handful of real rogues out of the 50,000 licensed gun dealers doing business in the country, the administration had to devise another tactic. As a result, they came up with the “willful” scheme.

Now, even the most insignificant clerical error is a willful violation, which means the dealer is a rogue, and their license is quickly revoked. The ATF was happy to play along since they’ve always been more than willing to bend over for the White House, regardless of the constitutionality of the request.

The two hallmarks of the Morrison family business have always been safety and family. Benwayne used to train Boy Scouts. His father taught Hunter Safety classes. They educate every first-time gun buyer before they leave the shop.

“My parents could have retired years ago, but they wanted to keep the business going for their children and their grandchildren,” Benwayne said. “It’s frustrating to me that now my son Noah is old enough to be part of the family business, but he can’t. We’ve always been a law-abiding shop. We’ve done our best for nearly a half-century to educate the public and keep the public safe. So, if they can do this to us, they can do this to anybody.”

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

Lee Williams

  

WARNING: Destroying the Right Is Why the Dems Are Doubling the IRS, Giving Agents ‘Deadly Force’

BY MARK TAPSCOTT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/marktapscott/2022/08/11/warning-destroying-the-right-is-why-the-dems-are-doubling-the-irs-giving-agents-deadly-force-n1620182;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

On Wednesday, Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) gave Democrats on the House Rules Committee an opportunity to choose between doubling the size of the IRS by giving the federal tax agency 87,000 more agents or taking two desperately needed steps towards restoring the security of the U.S. border with Mexico.

The two steps needed at the border were completing the wall begun by former President Donald Trump and hiring more than 20,000 additional Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, judges, and attorneys.

Put simply, Budd told the Democrats to choose — Do you want to harass millions of middle-class Americans with costly, time-consuming, and often scary tax audits, or do you want to begin stopping the uncountable flood of illegal immigrants crossing into the country, along with the unprecedented inundation of fentanyl that has killed more than 100,000 Americans?

They chose the IRS agents.

This means they also chose to keep the floodgates open at the border, even though more than 50 individuals on terrorist watch lists are known to have entered in recent months, and it doesn’t matter that illegal drugs from China via the Mexican drug cartels are ravaging America.

Which raises an important question: Why are Democrats so determined to double the size of the IRS, making it bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, CBP, and FBI combined?

And that in turn raises another important query – Why is the IRS buying millions of rounds of ammunition and thousands of weapons, far more than needed to equip the 2,000 or so armed agents in the agency’s Criminal Investigations unit with “deadly force”?

You don’t have to dig too deeply into recent history to find the probable answer to these two questions about Democrats and the IRS. Let’s take a little history tour:

  • You will never read about it in the Mainstream Media these days, but throughout the 1990s, President Bill Clinton and Democrats in Congress used the IRS to harass the Heritage Foundation and other conservative think tanks and activist groups, as well as evangelical ministries, with repeated audits.

Audits cost money and consume time, contributors’ dollars, and staffers’ hours that those groups would otherwise have devoted to conducting the research and communicating the facts about what Clinton and the Democrats were doing. It was a form of guerrilla warfare in which the IRS was stealthily weaponized against the Right.

  • Now fast forward to 2010 and the Obama years. Remember Lois Lerner and the IRS harassment of the Tea Party, other conservative political activist organizations, and evangelical Christian groups? This was a serious escalation from the guerrilla warfare of the Clinton era.

The Tea Party provided the energy and votes that put Republicans back in the majority in the House in 2010 and came very near to getting the Senate as well. And a strong case can be made that without Lerner’s IRS harassment, Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign would have been defeated.

The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly in 2015 to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer a single question about her actions, and she was able to retire on a nice, fat, taxpayer-enabled pension. Nobody in then-Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, who aided and abetted Lerner, was ever disciplined either.

In other words, Democrats have a history of politically and illegally weaponizing the IRS against Republicans, conservatives, and evangelical Christians, or roughly half the voting population of America.

Are you seeing the pattern yet?

Think about it — Democrats and their Mainstream Media allies successfully weaponized the DOJ, FBI, and CIA against Trump during the 2016 campaign and then throughout his four years in the Oval Office. That Trump accomplished as much as he did despite the unending assaults was a miracle.

And let’s not forget that the Democrats lied to FISA judges, illegally spied on and manipulated private American citizens, blatantly entrapped Michael Flynn in the White House, created out of whole cloth the Russia and Ukraine scandals thereby inciting two failed impeachments, and used intelligence community assets late in the 2020 campaign to protect Joe Biden from the consequences of his aiding, abetting, and lying about his knowledge of the activities of his corrupt son, Hunter.

And these same actors just this week used the FBI to mount an unprecedented raid bearing the unmistakable hallmarks of a false evidence-planting operation on Trump’s private home.

The raid was based on a search warrant authorized by a judge who was once one of Michael Epstein’s favorite lawyers. And nobody from Biden to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray will answer a single question from journalists or anybody else about it.

You think there is anything these people won’t do?

Given that context and that history, it seems obvious why the Democrats are now so desperately committed to doubling the size of the IRS workforce — the Left is tired of tolerating any dissent from anybody, but especially from those on the Right.

They are determined to use the full force of the federal government to crush their political enemies on the Right for good. Conservative think tanks, advocacy groups, and evangelical ministries had better be prepared for what’s coming because it will be devastating.

Republicans may yet regain at least a House majority in November and perhaps the Senate majority as well. But GOP business-as-usual will be the death rattle of the American Republic.

Come January, Kevin McCarthy and his newly elected majority had better be ready and willing to utilize every one of what political science scholars Willmoore Kendall and George Carey called the “ultimate weapons” the Constitution gives Congress to ensure it can defeat either the President or the Supreme Court. Ours is a “legislative supremacy” constitutional republic.

Those ultimate weapons include oversight, reducing or eliminating executive branch workforces, rewriting department, agency, and program authorizations, withdrawing regulatory authority, reducing or defunding budgets, holding uncooperative witnesses and administration officials in contempt, and impeachment, among others.

All of these are leverage points for forcing Biden and the Democrats to end their war on half of America and agree to reforms that are desperately needed to put America back on the road to health.

Of course, Biden, the Democrats in Congress, the Mainstream Media, the Woke cultural and corporate ramparts, and the violent demonstrators will mobilize like never before. Congressional Republicans will feel like they are refighting the losing battle of the Alamo.

But the Constitution gives them leverage that the opposition cannot overcome if only the Republicans will stand together and refuse to surrender. If they fail, whatever happens in 2024 simply won’t matter.

After firing unvaccinated workers, Hershey’s says it can’t make enough candy for Halloween; blames Putin

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BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-08-07-firing-unvaccinated-workers-hersheys-candy-shortage-halloween.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) If there is even still a recognizable America later this fall, you can expect to see a whole lot less candy in your child’s Halloween bag.

According to reports, The Hershey Company is facing “capacity constraints” that will greatly reduce the output of candy in the coming months, resulting in demand exceeding supply. And get this: Hershey’s is blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for its self-induced problems.

Earlier in the year, you may recall, Hershey’s fired all of its unvaccinated employees, which created a worker shortage. Now, company CEO Michele Buck wants to blame Putin, “supply chain issues,” and everything else other than herself for Hershey’s going down the tubes.

Buck made these and other false accusations against others for her company’s fate during a recent quarterly earnings call with investors. In a nutshell, Hershey’s will not have the capacity to maintain output in anticipation of its busiest holiday because it previously engaged in medical fascism against its un-jabbed employees.

“We had a strategy of prioritizing every day, on-shelf availability,” Buck stated during the call, explaining that the company uses the same equipment to produce both everyday and specialty holiday items. (Related: Remember when Hershey’s was caught engaging in illegal price fixing?)

“It was a tough decision to balance that with the seasons, but we thought that was really important. And so that was a choice that we needed to make. We had [an] opportunity to deliver more Halloween [candy], but we weren’t able to supply that.”

How is it Russia’s fault that Hershey’s fired all of its unvaccinated employees?

Consumer engagement with Hershey’s, all things considered, is expected to remain high, according to Buck. The problem is that the company no longer has the capacity to deliver, thanks to the unvaccinated employees it “separated from the company.”

From now on, Buck indicated, Hershey’s “will not be able to fully meet consumer demand due to capacity restraints” – a deflective way of admitting that she and others in the executive leadership team at Hershey’s screwed up big time.

Buck expects “high single-digit growth” for Hershey’s during Halloween and Christmas, which she says she feels “really good about.” Perhaps there will even be more capacity during that time, she hinted.

Is Hershey’s planning to hire more workers to meet demand? Or perhaps a better way of wording that question is: Will Hershey’s be able to find anyone who isn’t already sick and dying from Fauci Flu shots who is willing to work for the company going into the holiday season?

Buck seems to think this might happen, all while she shifts the blame onto Putin and the “Russian invasion” for her company’s decline.

“I think generally we continue to see struggles across the supply chain,” Buck stated.

“We’re now starting to see bigger concerns relative to scarcity of ingredients needing to leverage different suppliers at higher cost and price points in order to secure production.”

A whopping 10 percent of annual sales at Hershey’s occur during the Halloween season.

If the company is unable to meet demand – which seems likely – then it will face a major revenue hit, which is certainly of interest to shareholders.

“This is the same company that about 15 years ago almost shut down because it couldn’t figure out how to put in a new enterprise system (SAP),” wrote a commenter at The Epoch Times.

“I’m sure that Nestlé and Mars will figure out how to take advantage of this company’s incompetence.”

Another wrote that because Hershey’s fired its unvaccinated employees in a demonstration of medical tyranny, consumers should do the same by firing Hershey’s and not buying any more of its products.

The latest news about the ongoing collapse of Western civilization can be found at Collapse.news.

Sources for this article include:

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ABC27.com

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Twenty five U.S. corporations pledge to FUND ABORTIONS for their employees, but won’t give money to employee moms who decide to HAVE their babies

Image: Twenty five U.S. corporations pledge to FUND ABORTIONS for their employees, but won’t give money to employee moms who decide to HAVE their babies

BY S.D. WELLS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-08-01-corporations-pledge-to-fund-abortions-for-employees-but-not-babies.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) Real life demons are out in full force in America, enraged because they won’t be able to legally murder as many human babies as they have been for decades. In the heart of America’s insane LGBTQ-vial-leftist metropolitan city of Seattle, the naked demons came out to parade for the children they groom each day for sin and murder. In droves, they walked, cycled, paraded, and urinated in front of all the children in the name of baby murder rights that have been stripped from them in the recent Supreme Court undoing of Roe v. Wade. So now, all the hard-Left corporations have declared their undying support and money to pay for any mother living in a US state that won’t allow abortions, to travel to a libtard state, all expenses paid, to murder their baby and sacrifice the fetus to Satan.

Corporate-funded baby murder vacations

Interested in fully paid abortion vacations, sponsored by the demonic Leftists? After the Supreme Court finally overturned Roe v. Wade, 25 corporate giants decided to provide financial assistance to pregnant employees to help them decide to kill their babies and do it for free while on a paid vacation. In some cases, even the pregnant mom’s children will get to travel to the baby-murder state of their choice to accompany their mother while she murders the baby in her womb.

What’s next, the corporate-paid “donation” of the aborted baby’s organs, to use in laboratories to brew the next pandemic that Biden is bragging about? Surely Planned Parenthood will welcome minority mothers under their wing (Satan’s wing) to exterminate the baby and hock the still-beating heart for some cold hard cash on the (biotechnology) black market.

25 U.S. corporations fund a baby-murdering vacation plus gender-mutilation surgery for your other kids

Here are the first 25 U.S. corporations to jump on the satanic bandwagon and offer funding and paid baby-murder vacations for mothers-not-to-be:

Microsoft – of course, the genocidal freak Bill Gates supports one of the top ways to reduce the population of the world, while targeting minorities with baby-first genocide tactics. Microsoft calls it “critical healthcare,” which means kill or maim children by abortion and vaccination. This funding also supports vacations to libtard states for gender-mutilation surgery in the name of LGBTQ “rights.”

Apple – More funding from the genocidal maniac Bill “Population Reduction” Gates, also known as Bill “Hell’s” Gates. Need to travel out of state to murder your almost-born or just recently born child? Bill’s got your wallet padded and your “rights” ensured. In case you were unaware, 2.25% of the 79,000 million dollars in Apple shares is owned by Bill and Melinda Gates, totaling $1.8 billion in Apple holdings.

Meta – The tech giant Meta will fund your out-of-state baby murder needs, as long as it’s still “legal.”

Yelp – Yelp wants to hear your fetus yelp when it’s plucked from the womb or dissolved with toxins in the name of Satan, so they’re funding out-of-state abortion travel expenses. The decision, Yelp says, supports “human rights” which means the right to murder other humans in the name of Satan.

Disney – Of course, the kings of pedophilia and child “grooming” are willing to pay for travel expenses for out-of-state baby murder trips. The funds will include “family planning” so you can make the most of the whole baby-murder vacation in the libtard state or demon-run metropolitan city of your choosing.

Uber – Uber wants to also pretend that “reproductive health” means helping humanity when it really means murdering babies. The rideshare company will pay for your ride to the baby death camp in another state, so you can exterminate human life on their dollar.

Netflix – Of course, Woke-Flix is funding baby-murder vacations and gender-affirming “care” (gender mutilation and perversion surgery) in retaliation for the Supreme Court’s decision. Woke-Flix is offering $10,000 per baby murder to show their undying support (pun intended).

Bumble – The female-driven dating service app wants all women to be able to kill their kids in the womb, so the company will donate to Planned Un-Parenthood, a Federation of Amerikan communism and population reductionism.

Match Group – Another dating app company is partnering with Planned Un-Parenthood to end lives before they can even start by funding abortion vacations. They plan to extend funding for this population reduction scheme to all their US staff, including money for traveling, lodging, and the extraction of the child.

Box.com – “All in” to cover travel and medical expenses for abortions.

Levi Strauss – The denim company will reimburse employees, including even their part-time staffers, for baby-in-womb murders.

Comcast-NBC Universal – Cable television moguls are offering $4,000 per trip and up to 3 abortions per year. So as soon as the woman kills her baby in the womb, she can go home, get pregnant again, and plan her next “vacation.”

Warner Bros Discovery – The owners of CNN, the Counterfeit News Network, will cover expenses for moms and their family members who want to travel to a baby-murder state, according to a company spokesperson.

Condé Nast – This media company will pay for travel and lodging for baby killers and anyone who wants to become infertile or mutilate their genitals with irreversible surgery.

JPMorgan Chase – They’ve covered abortion for years, but starting in July, will add abortion travel money to their company benefits package.

Nike -The sportswear giants are also “all in” for funding baby-in-womb murder-travel packages they’re calling a “family planning journey.” How is it family planning if you’re getting rid of family members?

Starbucks – The diabetes-and-obesity-causing-coffee specialists will also be funding the “medical travel benefit” for out-of-state abortions (Satanic donations).

Dick’s Sporting Goods – Dick’s will give $4,000 to women to travel out-of-state to kill their babies before they exit their vaginas.

Kroger – This grocer’s “healthcare package” includes $4,000 to cross state lines to extinguish a baby or get unfertilized.

Alaska Airlines – Supports travel monies for employees who don’t value human life.

Goldman Sachs – They’ll pay for all in or out-of-state medical procedures, treatments, and evaluations that lead to ending human life in the womb.

Zillow, HP, HPE, and Accenture are “all in” for funding a whole range of human extermination healthcare benefits, travel assistance, and covered medical services.

Watch the demonic abortion activists in Seattle:

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Sources for this article include:

TheGatewayPundit.com

Breitbart.com

Wgal.com

NaturalNews.com

Donald Trump plotting return to White House in 2024, makes major pledge to military members discharged for refusing COVID vax

Image: Donald Trump plotting return to White House in 2024, makes major pledge to military members discharged for refusing COVID vax

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-29-trump-plotting-return-white-house-makes-pledge-military-members-discharged-covid-vax.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) Former President Donald Trump and his team have been huddling together at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for the better part of a year plotting how he plans to return to the White House in 2024.

After handily winning the GOP nomination, which he will if he runs — and we believe he is going to run — Trump will once again fall under major attack by the far-left media propagandists and the deep state, all of whom will go to extreme lengths to keep him out of the Oval Office because they are petrified of his ‘America First’ agenda, which empowers citizens and strips power from the governing elite.

But in addition to these plans, Trump made a pledge this week to former U.S. military members discharged because they refused to take the problematic, largely still experimental, and often dangerous COVID-19 vaccine.

Namely, Trump plans to reinstate those “patriots” and more.

“We have to abolish all COVID mandates and lockdowns,” Trump told the Turning Point USA conference in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday. “Rehire every patriot who was shamefully fired from the military, with an apology — we have to give them an apology. And all of their back pay.”

The Western Journal adds:

Trump would be well-poised to deliver on this proposal if he’s elected to a second, non-consecutive term in the 2024 presidential election.

The former president has suggested he’s likely to run, with some polling showing Trump with a dominant lead in a tentative 2024 GOP primary.

In the speech, Trump also criticized what he identified as “woke’” cultural policies targeting the military.

“You hear all about the woke stuff… I think a lot of our military laugh it off, but at some point, it really gets in there, you get infected, and it’s bad,” he said.

Regarding Trump’s plans to continue draining the swamp once he gets back into the Oval Office, they will be multifaceted, very targeted, and take into consideration the embedded opposition to his policies.

According to Axios, whose correspondents spent three months interviewing some two dozen Trump insiders and others familiar with the planning, Trump will reimplement “Schedule F,” an executive order he issued just days before the 2020 election and which was quickly rescinded by President Joe Biden that calls for completely reshaping hundreds of federal agencies.

The plan calls for firing thousands of current bureaucrats and replacing them with young professionals who are all-in with his “MAGA” agenda. Schedule F formed a new category of federal employees who are in “positions of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character,” and allows for those employees to be replaced following a presidential transition.

“The Federal Government benefits from career professionals in positions that are not normally subject to change as a result of a Presidential transition,” the order says.

Axios adds:

Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his “America First” ideology, people involved in the discussions tell Axios.

The impact could go well beyond typical conservative targets such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. Trump allies are working on plans that would potentially strip layers at the Justice Department —including the FBI, and reach into national security, intelligence, the State Department, and the Pentagon, sources close to the former president said.

As many as 50,000 employees could immediately be fired, including many at the Justice Department, Pentagon, and the FBI.

Axios further explained that the Trump effort to reshape government institutions and change their culture, politically, is extensive, multi-layered, and ongoing.

“Well-funded groups are already developing lists of candidates selected often for their animus against the system — in line with Trump’s long-running obsession with draining ‘the swamp,’” the outlet reported. “This includes building extensive databases of people vetted as being committed to Trump and his agenda.”

“The preparations are far more advanced and ambitious than previously reported. What is happening now is an inversion of the slapdash and virtually non-existent infrastructure surrounding Trump ahead of his 2017 presidential transition,” the report continued.

Trump is coming back and he’ll win the nomination. We just need to make sure his election isn’t stolen from him — again.

Sources include:

Axios.com

WesternJournal.com

Indiana Realtors Enraged At Colleague’s ‘Islamophobia’

Move Over, Monkeypox: ‘Islamophobia’ Breaks Out in Southern Indiana

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned the post made by Southern Indiana...

UPDATE:

Chief Executive Officer

SEE: https://www.sira.org/index.php/about/board-of-directors

Glenda Gasparine RCE, ePRO
CEO Southern Indiana REALTORS ® Association

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2022/07/24/move-over-monkeypox-islamophobia-breaks-out-in-southern-indiana-n1615504;

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Inflation is skyrocketing, COVID Joe is more feeble and bumbling than ever, America is weak and rudderless on the world stage, Leftist authoritarianism is advancing, the next pandemic hysteria is breaking out (or trying to), and at the Southern Indiana Realtors Association (SIRA), they’ve got their priorities straight: they’re all upset about a display of “Islamophobia” by their president and CEO.

As the negative effects of Leftism are increasingly obvious everywhere, it becomes all the more important for the Left to enforce its restrictions on speech, and hence on thought: the more afraid people are of committing wrongthink, the easier they’ll be to keep in line. In the process, we are seeing, again and again, the Left’s ugly totalitarian heart.

The News and Tribune, which covers Southern Indiana, reported Thursday that “a Facebook post by the president and CEO of the Southern Indiana Realtors Association (SIRA) has been brought to the attention of the association’s board for review.” This would be fine and utterly non-newsworthy if the post had something to do with real estate in Southern Indiana, but it didn’t: “Glenda Gasparine made a post on her personal Facebook account this week that other SIRA members criticized for being discriminatory and Islamophobic.” So now apparently you have to love Islam to sell houses in Southern Indiana.

Makenna Hall of the News and Tribune didn’t want to offend his readers’ delicate sensitivities, so he didn’t reproduce the offending post but summarized it thusly: “The post falsely states that imams, Muslim worship leaders, follow the idea that killing people who do not follow Islam will ensure Muslims a place in Heaven.” This was Gasparine’s crime: pointing out an aspect of Islam that non-Muslim Westerners, particularly Leftist ones, would prefer to assume did not exist.

And indeed, the post as Hall summarized it was crudely put. In fact, Hall was correct in his unsupported assertion that it was false: Islam doesn’t teach that “killing people who do not follow Islam will ensure Muslims a place in Heaven.” However, Islam does teach that those who are killed while killing people who do not follow Islam will be ensured a place in paradise: “Indeed, Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their wealth, because the garden will be theirs, they will fight in the way of Allah and will kill and be killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

That’s the impetus behind suicide bombing, and we have seen enough of those around the world to know that this isn’t some esoteric view among Muslims but an all too common one. So Gasparine was more right than wrong, but the question of whether or not she was right doesn’t enter into this controversy, which rages even though she has deleted the post from her Facebook page. SIRA member Paul Kiger is out for blood (figuratively), saying: “My hope is that our board of directors calls an immediate emergency meeting and then they ask for her resignation.”

It’s virtually certain that Kiger and Gasparine’s other critics aren’t aware of Qur’an 9:111, or of anything else about Islam. They just know that Gasparine has said something that people aren’t supposed to say nowadays. They’re worried that she will now discriminate against Muslims, which is just more of the woolly thinking and victimhood mentality that is all-pervasive nowadays. Kiger asked: “What would happen if a Muslim buyer who lost out on a house with a multiple offer situation and then they later read a statement from the CEO that supports this kind of culture that she posted?” What would happen indeed?

The idea that your realtor has to approve of all your beliefs, life choices, and practices, before he or she can sell you a house, is ridiculous on its face and wouldn’t even be asked in other contexts. If Gasparine had criticized Christianity, would her outraged colleagues be saying that she couldn’t treat Christian customers fairly? Almost certainly not. But hating Christianity is acceptable today to the Leftist intelligentsia and thus to indoctrinated sheep such as Kiger and Gasparine’s other critics; saying something largely accurate but critical about Islam is not.

The fact that Gasparine was expressing her views on her own Facebook page, and not on SIRA’s account or its time, is not enough to exonerate her: “Though the post was made on her personal account, SIRA members still think Gasporine [sic] was in the wrong.” However, they don’t think that they can bring the feds in on this: “Neither Kiger” nor another SIRA member, Lincoln Crum, “were aware of any federal regulations specifically regarding posts made on personal accounts.” At the very least, they hope to get rid of Gasparine: “Crum said that he plans [to] run for the board of directors because he wants to ensure that behavior like Gasparine’s does not continue.”

Yes, that’s very important. We can’t have people committing thoughtcrime right in the middle of Southern Indiana. Get back in line, you lemmings. Nothing to see here.

Fascist police departments targeting officers who refuse to receive experimental China virus vaccine

Americans around the nation are still suffering from the fascist vaccine mandates, including our brave men and women in law enforcement. One America's Pearson Sharp sits down with a former officer of the LAPD, who is now on trial simply for refusing to receive the experimental COVID injection.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies: A Danger to Jews and All Americans

And the threat extends to schoolchildren

BY ADAM MILSTEIN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/07/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-dei-policies-danger-adam-milstein/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

This article was originally published in the Jerusalem Post.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) offices, officers, policies, and programming are being increasingly embraced in American institutions, from government to the corporate workplace. This is particularly true in education, from leading American universities to elite prep schools. In fact, one sampling of leading American universities found DEI staff making up an average of 3.4 positions for every 100 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and outnumbering by a factor of at least four the staff dedicated to helping students with disabilities.

The ostensible goals of DEI are positive: to promote the representation, participation, and fair treatment of historically marginalized groups. In practice, though, DEI, which is closely linked to critical race theory (CRT), has been deployed to advance a radical agenda that undermines fundamental American values by promoting equality of outcome over equality of opportunity, collective identity (race, gender, etc.) over individual character, censorship of opposing viewpoints over freedom of speech, and a victim culture that crudely bifurcates society into oppressors and oppressed.

Along with embracing other favored radical causes, DEI is also being weaponized against Jewish students, maliciously portraying them and the Jewish State as wanton oppressors. Thus, with the expanding number and power of amply funded and staffed DEI offices that, rather than thwarting the rise of anti-Israel sentiment and restraining hostility toward Jews, actually contributing to it, American universities are becoming hotbeds of antisemitism.

The rise of antisemitism on college campuses is continuing and has already been well documented. A 2021 survey by Hillel and the ADL found that one in three Jewish college students personally experienced antisemitic hate in the previous academic year. Jewish students regularly have to contend with the demonization of Israel and its supporters, obscene Holocaust comparisons and minimization, negative stereotyping, and other common antisemitic tropes.

According to a December 2021 Heritage Foundation report, “Inclusion Delusion: The Antisemitism of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff at Universities,” which analyzed the Twitter feeds of hundreds of DEI university personnel, there is a disproportionate hostility toward Israel among university DEI staff. Malicious charges they have levied against Israel on Twitter include describing the Jewish State as an “apartheid” or “colonial” state and accusing Israel of engaging in “genocide” or “ethnic cleansing.”

Instead of creating a welcome and inclusive environment for Jewish students, who overwhelmingly feel a strong connection to Israel, DEI officials are engaged in anti-Israel demonization that promotes antisemitism and legitimizes Jew-hatred on campus.

In one particularly egregious illustration of this phenomenon, Yasmeen Mashayekh, a University of Southern California (USC) student senator for diversity, equity, and inclusion, tweeted in May 2021 that she wanted to “kill every motherf***ing Zionist.” Despite this and other hateful messages in which she expressed support for terrorism and the murder of Israelis, she has not been disciplined by USC and was able to retain her student senator DEI position.

The harm that DEI programming and personnel cause Jewish students isn’t limited to higher education. It even extends to schoolchildren. A Jewish parent, Jerome Eisenberg, is suing the prestigious private K-12 Brentwood School in Los Angeles for engaging in a DEI-driven “scheme to transform the school under a racially divisive, antisemitic ideology that seeks to indoctrinate children to reject Western values.”

In recent years, the curriculum at Brentwood has taken a radical, racially divisive turn after it was handed over to its “Office of Equity and Inclusion,” whose “staffing had increased ten-fold in a short period of time.” According to Eisenberg, “the school held racially segregated meetings and encouraged students to treat Jewish people as ‘oppressors’ and discriminated against a Jewish group of parents.” When he expressed his concerns about antisemitic discrimination, the school threatened to expel his 8th-grade daughter immediately and ultimately effectively did so when they denied her from returning the following school year.

It is deeply troubling that DEI personnel and programming, which is ostensibly committed to combatting bias and hate, is actively contributing to antisemitism in the American education system. As I have repeatedly warned, though, antisemitism is not just a Jewish problem – it is an American problem. DEI policies may disproportionately target and harm Jewish students, but the DEI agenda ultimately seeks to undermine and replace fundamental American values and replace it with its own radical vision. As we’ve seen before, what starts with elites quickly spreads to society as a whole. We must combat these ethically corrupted DEI efforts before they do more harm to Jewish students and ultimately all Americans.

Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American “Active Philanthropist.” He can be reached at [email protected], on Twitter , and on Facebook .

Army Suspends Three-Star General For Making Fun of “Doctor” Jill Biden

Mexican president calls for open borders and American superstate

The Mexican President INSULTS Biden And America Right To His Face

The Socialist President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced his intentions to try and influence upcoming US elections if he believes the rhetoric around Mexican immigrants becomes too negative.

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/06/mexican-president-calls-for-open-borders-and-american-superstate;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The audacity of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was implicitly encouraged by none other than Joe Biden. Already, as of April, the American Southwest border was seeing a whopping 6000-8000 illegals enter the U.S. every day, and that number was projected to double after the announcement of the end of the CDC Emergency Title 42 expulsion authority.

But then at the end of April, Federal Court Judge Robert R. Summerhays granted a temporary restraining order that was deemed “likely to prevent Biden from ending Title 42 while the case makes its way through federal court.” Nonetheless, a month later, thousands of migrants “tired of waiting” for Title 42’s end, illegally surged across the Mexican border into Texas.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been watching, as has every world leader. They know Biden is a walkover and a globalist. López Obrador was virtually invited by Biden to suggest a continental superstate in which only one side really benefits: Mexico. He talks about the benefits to America and Canada, but the deplorable state of Mexico and the refugee exodus speaks loud enough for itself.

The well-being of Americans is Biden’s last priority and López Obrador knows it.

“Mexican President Calls for American Superstate, Open Borders,” by Neil Munro, Breitbart, June 2, 2022:

Mexico’s president is reviving calls for a continental superstate that would combine North American employers and South American employees – and sideline tens of millions of middle-class Americans.

“I will go in July to visit [President Joe Biden] at the White House and I want to discuss with him the issue of the integration of all America,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at a press conference in Mexico’s presidential palace. He continued: “My position is that, just as how the European community was created … we have to do that in America.”

However, any unification could only come after the United States and southern countries resolve their disagreements, he said: “There has to be a change in the policy, an end to confrontation, an end to hate, an end to threats, the blockades, the foreign interference, and choose brotherhood, good neighbor policies.”

The same continent-wide superstate was pushed in 2001 by President G.W. Bush and Mexico’s then-president, Vicente Fox. Their unpopular “Any Willing Worker” plan would have allowed U.S. employers to easily import low-wage employees from central and south America. It was derailed following the 9/11 attack.

The policy would spike Wall Street and Fortune 500 profits by giving them floods of cheap foreign workers plus many new foreign consumers.

López Obrador’s statement cane during a long complaint about U.S. politics, and the supposed power of the anti-Latino Cuban voters in the United States:

I have a very good relationship with President Biden, he is a good man. In this case, I feel that there are a lot of pressures on the part of the Republicans and above all from some leaders of the Republican Party and also in the Democrat Party that has to do with the Cuban community in Florida and in the United States.

…Of course, the most inhuman, anti-immigrant, authoritarian [politicians] are the Republicans. But there are also those in the Democratic Party too … [For example, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.] he is from the Cuban community — and this one has enormous influence.

But if we stay [divided] like this, depending on the decision of one gentleman, of the influence of one gentleman, of the rancors of one gentleman, and we forget our peoples, well then, we are acting in a sectarian way, trafficking the pain of the peoples. Taking advantage of, thriving, taking advantage of politically and economically

López Obrador’s push is tied to long-standing dreams by South American elites for their own southern-hemisphere superstate. The idea was pushed by Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) in the early 1800s but failed because of the distance and diversity of South America.

López Obrador continued:

Why not bring to [reality] the dream of Bolivar, including the United States and Canada? It is good for us based on our cultural relations, our friendship, but also because of economic and commercial relations. … We [

López Obrador and Biden] will talk about that. I also want to talk about Central America because it is not possible that we do not tend to the causes and [the U.S. tries] to resolve everything with coercive measures regarding immigration. And other issues that we could continue to work on together in the economic integration regarding our sovereignties, the ability to complement each other to face inflation.

“Not anymore, we will not remain silent anymore in the face of insults to immigrants and Mexicans. And I will insist on immigration reform,” he said.

He blamed the GOP — and its anti-migration wing — for the political barriers to greater unification between the United States and southern and central America:

I am talking now about the attitude of the Republican Party, who surely will drive with their spokesmen that the [this week’s] Summit [of the Americas] was a failure. Well, yes, it is possible it will be a failure, but they are the responsible ones for maintaining a policy of closure and not openness….

Disney Employee Rips Company’s “Grooming” & War on Faith, Family

Disney doubled down on the "woke" agenda and the sexualization of children, even to the point of being dishonest about Florida's efforts to protect students, veteran Disney employee Nick Caturano told The New American magazine's Alex Newman in this episode of Conversations That Matter. Asked why Disney executives are doing this, Caturano said they were seeking to "create" culture and push the envelope. The goal is to undermine the strong families and faith that keep a nation together. "They are chipping away at everything that's good, at the innocence of children," Caturano said.

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