Biden loses the inflation blame game Asia Times
On April 14, Biden offered this startling claim: “What people don’t know is that 70% of the increase in inflation was the consequence of Putin’s price hike because of the impact on oil prices. Seventy percent.” This drew a laugh from the fact-checkers at the Washington Post, a pro-Biden newspaper.
Virtually all of the increase in fuel and food prices occurred before Russia invaded Ukraine last Feb. 24. The price increase that ensued from the Ukraine War, to be sure, had nothing to do with Putin’s actions—Russia did not cut oil or food production—but rather from sanctions that made Russian oil harder to sell.
Colorado county clerk who just started issuing marriage licenses in 1975 to same-sex couples because it wasn’t specifically prohibited by state law. Clela Rorex, clerk who broke a gay-marriage barrier, dies at 78.
Protest on the runway: Southwest Airlines pilots line up in anger at poor staffing and long hours as airport chaos continues across the nation with 200 flight canceled today after 14,000 over the weekend Daily Mail
This New Import Law Will Hurt U.S. Consumers Moon of Alabama
The 12 million Uighurs live predominantly in the south of China’s Xinjiang province. …
[The Chinese government] subsidized companies to move production facilities to Xinjiang. For geographic reasons these are now mostly in the northern part of Xinjiang. The government also organized large camps for vocational and language training. After people went through those they were offered jobs in the new factories where they work in exchange for normal wages.
The U.S. anti-China propaganda campaign claims that these Uighur people were forced to take up their new jobs and calls that ‘forced labor’. It is not.
Working in some industry far from home is normal in China. It is the reason why each year during the Spring Festival season 300 million people in China travel to reunite with their families.
Real forced labor is what one sees in the U.S. prison industry where prisoners have no choice but to work for a few pennies which the prison will in the end regain due to absurd prices for small necessities prisoners have to pay for.
Ecuadorians continue to resist as national strike enters second week Peoples Dispatch
U.S./NATO war drive
Instead of clinging to the discredited information warfare narrative that Kiev’s supposedly winning against Russia, the West’s perception managers are now telling the truth about how badly it’s being beat, though with the ulterior motive of generating grassroots support for more arm shipments that couldn’t possibly turn the tide in their proxy’s favor but would allow the military-industrial complex to squeeze at least a few billion dollars more out of taxpayers.
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