Joe and Ashley
(Daily Mail) The diary’s explosive contents include Ashley’s speculation that showering with her father, then-Senator Joe Biden, as a young girl may have contributed to her sex addiction. ‘I remember having sex with friends at a young age; showers with my dad (probably not appropriate),’ she wrote in a January 2019 entry.
Third Party Popularity
Map of which 3rd-party got the highest % of the vote in any single Presidential Election from 2000-2020. 6 different 3rd-parties had the top performance in at least 1 county: Libertarian, Green, Reform (Buchanan’s 2000 run), Constitution, Natural Law, & Socialism/Liberation Party
A lot of the “leaks” are clickbait – guerilla propaganda dreamed up by one company to undermine another and spread rumors about others. Take this for what it is worth.
Amazon is facing a looming crisis: It could run out of people to hire in its US warehouses by 2024, according to leaked Amazon internal research from mid-2021. If that happens, the online retailer’s service quality and growth plans could be at risk and its e-commerce dominance along with it.
Raising wages and increasing warehouse automation are two of the six “levers” Amazon could pull to delay this labor crisis by a few years, but only a series of sweeping changes to how the company does business and manages its employees will significantly alter the timeline, Amazon staff predicted. […]
In the Inland Empire region of California, for example, Amazon may cycle through every worker who’d be interested in applying for a warehouse job by the end of 2022, the internal report warned. One of the reasons is that Amazon is increasingly finding itself in a bidding war for workers with rivals in the area, which is a key logistics region because it is within a two-hour drive of 20 million potential customers and two of the largest container ports in the US.
“We are hearing a lot of [Amazon] workers say, ‘I can just go across the street to Target or Walmart,’” said Sheheryar Kaoosji, co-executive director of an Inland Empire nonprofit called the Warehouse Worker Resource Center. Kaoosji added that Walmart is offering some workers with past warehouse experience as much as $25 an hour. Amazon pays $18 an hour.
An Armed Population
US statistics show over time that about two-hundredths of one percent of all firearms in America are used in a crime. When you think about the gun control mantras that circulate in progressive circles, they make as much sense as me self-identifying as a 25-year-old Eskimo woman.
(Gateway Pundit) Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China, once said, “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The Communist Party must command all the guns; that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” Mao knew what he was talking about. Privately owned firearms in the US have been used to effect regime change. Through the course of the war of Independence from Great Britain and during the War of Northern Aggression/Civil War (1860-65) a combination of foreign-made military firearms and privately owned weapons including cannons were used. The War of Independence in Texas, when Texas broke off from Mexico, and the Bear Flag Revolt in California against Mexico are other examples.
In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain, and Moses Austin negotiated a contract with the new Mexican government that allowed him to lead some 300 families to the Brazos River. Under the terms of the agreement, the settlers were to be Catholics, but Austin mainly brought Protestants from the southern United States. Subsequently, primarily privately owned firearms allowed Texas to seize its freedom from Mexico. I’m sure that you remember the Alamo in 1836.
However, with the exception of those formative events, armed Americans have been quiescent.
Over the past 100 years, America has been at war more often than it has known peace and the male population underwent military training that sometimes turned kinetic during those foreign wars. It’s good to remember that millions of mostly men served under arms as trained soldiers whether or not they are currently with all of the skills that their nation could cram into them. Not all soldiers are warriors, but enough are. Add to that, police officers – current and retired. Then there are the conscientious armed citizens who never served beneath the standard but train to a high degree of proficiency.
It keeps crooked politicians awake at night.
You don’t think gun rights is an important topic, this is a picture taken the next after the famous picture of the student staring down the tanks in Tiananmen Square.
Sunflower Oil Exports
Cargo ships that are currently waiting to enter the Danube through Sulina Romania. They arrive to collect grain and sunflower oil from Ukraine in the Danube ports. Some have been waiting for almost 3 weeks.
The Port of Sulina is a Romanian port situated on the Black Sea, close to the northern border with Ukraine. It is the last city through which the Danube flows before entering the Black Sea.