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Because of my professional obligations, I have come to dislike wet wipes. Really, the only issue is the people the keep flushing them instead of properly disposing of them. A huge mass of used wet wipes has formed an ‘island’ that has changed the course of England’s second longest river, MP says

That’s what is being protested here – a deliberately shrinking of the farming sector, impacting the livelihood of thousands of farmers, and the food supply of literally hundreds of millions of people.

The worst drought Italy has faced in 70 years is thirsting paddy fields in the river Po valley and jeopardizing the harvest of the premium rice used for risotto.

SF couple gets $1,500 fine for parking in their driveway despite doing so for nearly 40 years

Americans who travel to the beaches in France, Spain, or Italy routinely do something that is illegal in the United States–they buy and use European sunscreens to protect themselves from sunburn and skin cancer. Suncreens in Europe and Asia are better than in the United States because more ingredients are allowed and these create more effective and more pleasing suncreens.

Are the Covid mRNA Vaccines Safe?

This is a translation of an article that appeared in China. In the United States, a monthly income of $3,000 is enough for a family of three. No wonder Chinese people want to go abroad.

This is Fall of Rome type stuff — everything is coming undone

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South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

Cargo Routed Away from West Coast Ports as Labor Union Contracts Expire

More Pain at the Pump: California Gas Tax Increase Goes into Effect

Company hopes to produce 13 million kg of cricket protein annually, selling mostly to pet-food market

GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to its systems as soon as possible.

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Commission to Allow Russia to Resume Transports to Kaliningrad

Bankrupt Sri Lanka’s inflation jumps beyond 50%

Turkey Is Now Suffering From Hyper-Inflation, At Least According to Spanish Bank, BBVA

J.D. Power Claims Vehicles Are Becoming Less Reliable

I always thought the definition of inflation was pretty simple but apparently not. For the slow in class, inflation is to much money chasing too few goods. If you increase the amount of money that people have but don’t increase the amount of goods available for them to buy, what are you accomplishing? Millions of Calif. families to get ‘inflation relief’ stimulus checks of up to $1,050:

Where are the fireworks? Pandemic shortages stifle July Fourth displays.

U.S. Port Backups Are Extending Into Freight Rail Supply Chains

Most of the world’s grain is not eaten by humans

Louisiana’s insurance market is collapsing, just in time for hurricane season

SpaceX says 5G expansion would make Starlink ‘unusable’ for most Americans

New NY bill: If you want to carry concealed, we’ll need to see your social media accounts

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U.S. emergency oil reserve draws by 6.9 mln barrels to lowest since 1986

Chemical Shortages Affecting U.S. Farms Described as ‘Off the Charts”

Controversy Continues Over Whether Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

What Caused the Murder Spike?

Supreme Court Rejects Broad EPA Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases from Power Plants

Staffing crisis leads to shortage of nursing home beds in U.S.

Airline Labor Shortages May Wreck Your Summer Travel Plans

Europe’s Power Prices Surge As Market Fears Worsening Supply Crunch

Targeting senior leaders critical to an enemy program makes strategic sense from Israel’s perspective.

Miner unearths nearly complete mummified baby woolly mammoth in Canada

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Multiple Reporters: Secret Service to Dispute J6 Committee Star Witness

Massive Trove of Gun Owners’ Private Information Leaked by California Attorney General

The United States currently has the lowest number of functioning refineries capable of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that we’ve seen since 2016

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

“From midnight today, no fuel will be sold except for essential services like the health sector, because we want to conserve the little reserves we have,” government spokesman Bandula Gunawardana said.

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue

Putin Ally Threatens Strike On Europe’s Largest Oil Hub

Hmmmm Follow-Up

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Could Wolves Save Rome From Its Feral Pig Problem?

Quote from Beijing official on ‘5 years’ of COVID-19 restrictions causes stir

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Here’s your daily reminder that you can threaten SCOTUS justices but The Babylon Bee has been banned since March for misgendering someone

Here’s What Life Looks Like in a Country That’s Run Out of Fuel

Oil shippers are hiding Russian cargoes by paying in Chinese yuan, exchanging weapons for crude, and ‘going dark’

New York Supreme Court Strikes Down NYC Law Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in Local Elections

Executive teams in U.S. firms are becoming increasingly partisan.

The BA.5 story

Remember when The West could afford electricity 24 hours a day?

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Sri Lanka suspends non-essential fuel supply amid shortages

Growing Revolt Among Medical Practitioners Against Vaccinating Toddlers for Covid

Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service.
Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar for Prosecuting Doctors Who Prescribe Opioids for Pain

“Silent” Mutations Might Require “Re-examination of Numerous Biological Conclusions”

Russia Defaults On Foreign Debt For The First Time In 104 Years

Shortages of Neon, Other Rare Gases Likely in Wake of Russia Limiting Exports. Semiconductor chip shortage likely to follow in its wake.


Troubling calls for Clarence Thomas’ assassination spread across social media after Roe reversed

“We were given a stark choice: either withdraw from ongoing representations or withdraw from the firm,” Clement said in a statement. “Anyone who knows us and our views regarding professional responsibility and client loyalty knows there was only one course open to us: We could not abandon ongoing representations just because a client’s position is unpopular in some circles.”

Biden administration quietly erasing immigration court caseload: ‘De facto amnesty’

Early Thursday, the FDA announced an order for Juul, the popular vape company, to pull all of its products from US markets.

Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.

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Lefties want to burn down the homes of the “defenseless” country boys now

The leak, the threats, the violence — reaction to Roe is dark day for nation

One reason why I don’t put money in an IRA. Why we must nationalize Big Oil

A ‘Great Purge’ is pushing small truckers out of business at an unprecedented rate

On the economic performance of different periods of antiquity

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Poliovirus may be spreading in London; virus detected in sewage for months

A Large-Scale Experiment Used Human Pee to Fertilize Crops. Here’s What Happened

China officials who abused health codes to stop bank protests punished

Sri Lankan prime minister says that the nation’s economy has collapsed

How Should Courts Evaluate Gun Regulations After Bruen?

Germany can last 2.5 months without Russian gas, official says