September 25, 2022

Australia Increases Childcare Subsidies for Families

The Australian Federal government has announced that childcare subsidies (CCS) have increased for families with at least two children in childcare by 30 percent as of March 7. “These measures will ease the cost of childcare for about 250,000 families across Australia who on average will be $2,260 (US$1674) a year better off…

Former Speaker of BC Legislature Didn’t Consider Conflict of Interest: Trial Hears

VANCOUVER—A former Speaker of the B.C. legislature says he doesn’t recall being worried about a conflict of interest after he took guidance from the same lawyer who gave a former clerk advice about a retirement payment that’s at the centre of a breach-of-trust trial. In the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Monday, Crown prosecutor…

Phone Was Manually Set to Delete Former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Texts, Forensic Analysis Indicates

By Daniel Beekman and Lewis Kamb From The Seattle Times SEATTLE—Former Seattle  Jenny Durkan’s text messages from one of the most tumultuous periods in city history vanished because a phone setting likely was manually changed to deletMayore texts automatically, and ex-Police Chief Carmen Best deleted her texts, a long-overdue forensic analysis has found. The analysis,…

Australian Farmers Hold High Degree of Optimism: Survey

A global survey of over 600 farmers has shown that Australian growers were more optimistic about the future of the agriculture industry than their counterparts in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Australian agricultural tech group AgriWebb has recently released a report (pdf), which surveyed 636 farmers globally and questioned them on various…

FACT CHECK: Did BBC News Report That Breathing Too Often Increases The Risk Of A Heart Attack?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a BBC News report claiming that breathing “too many times” could increase the likelihood of a fatal heart attack. Verdict: False There is no record of BBC News publishing this story. There is also no evidence that any scientific trial took place that came to such a conclusion.…

10 Great Ways to Help Your Memory With Chinese Medicine

If you worry that your memory is going, you’re not alone.  Do you regularly walk into a room and forget what you went there for?  Have you ever drawn a blank on a close friend’s name?  Do you routinely forget common words?  Join the club.  These little episodes are embarrassing and frustrating, but are you…

So You Wanna Move (to a Red State)?

Commentary In the now three and a half years since I have decamped with my family from Los Angeles to Nashville—some have called us “early adopters”— I have spent considerable time on phone, email and texts with old friends and acquaintances in New York and California who are asking me what it’s like. Am I…

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported on Royal Caribbean Cruise Despite Fully Vaccinated Adult Passengers

Forty-eight people who were onboard the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, the illnesses caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, although Royal Caribbean requires everyone aged 12 and older to show proof of vaccination in order to board their ships. The cruise operator said Sunday that each person…

Former Federal Scientist in Canada Charged With Fraud for Alleged Links to Chinese University

A former federal scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has been charged with fraud and breach of trust for allegedly covertly working for a Chinese university while employed by the Canadian government. The RCMP issued a statement on Dec. 10 saying Yantai Gan, 65, was arrested on Nov. 9, 2019, at AAFC’s facility in…

VIDEO: Crime Increases in Mayfield, Kentucky, After Devastating Tornado

A week following the tornado disaster in Kentucky, residents are getting back on their feet. However, other kinds of problems have also surfaced. Several individuals were arrested Friday for allegedly stealing storm damaged vehicles, copper, and additional items from devastated Mayfield, which was one of areas hardest hit, Fox Weather reported Saturday. The Graves County…

Edison’s New Rate Plans Increases Costs for Solar Panel Customers

As Southern California Edison (SCE) begins to roll out its new “time-of-use” plans to its residential customers, many solar panel owners are seeing their energy bills increase. For years, SCE operated on a tiered energy billing system, where customers—spanning across Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties—would pay based on the amount of energy…

CDC Increases Vaccination Recommendation for Pregnant Women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) enhanced their vaccination recommendation for pregnant women Wednesday. The CDC’s recommendation is based on “new” evidence about the safety of vaccines, which the found “pregnant people can receive an mRNA vaccine with no increased risk to themselves or their babies,” ABC News first reported. The CDC’s claims are below:…

IHME increases US coronavirus death toll projection to 230,000 by November

Deaths in the U.S. from the novel coronavirus are predicted to reach more than 230,000 by November, according to a new projection published Friday.The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington estimates 230,822 fatalities from COVID-19 by Nov. 1 — nearly 11,000 more than it projected on July 22.DR NICOLE SAPHIER: COVID-19…

FRANKENSTEIN STRIKES: More Companies Announce Bonuses, Wage Increases and Expansion, Thanks to Tax Reform.

If this destructive misery continues apace, I’m not sure there will be a single American still alive by the end of the holiday season.  You’ve heard the terrible news about Boeing, Fifth Third Comcast, Wells Fargo, AT&T — all of which are celebrating passage of the tax reform bill by some combination of paying out […]

PASS IT ON => Average 2017 Obamacare Premium Increases in Battleground States

Barack Obama and Democrats lied for years about how Obamacare would save you money and not affect your health care choices. Obama famously told Americans, “You can keep your plan if you like your plan.” That was probably the most memorable line of his presidency – and it was a bald faced lie. Obamacare was forced […]

Death and Taxes: Sanders Tax Plan Riddled With Trillions In Tax Increases

Yes, Sen. Bernie Sanders may have outright trounced Clinton (67/32) in the Kansas Democratic Caucuses, but let’s this be a friendly reminder to everyone that his economic agenda might as well be a suicide note for America. The self-described Democratic socialist has made no effort to hide that fact that he wants to tackle inequality, […]

OUCH! MASSIVE OBAMACARE PREMIUM INCREASES WILL DOMINATE 2016

Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura N. Cali has approved premium rate increases of 25 percent for the Moda Health Plan and 33 percent for LifeWise in 2016. Due to Obamacare’s radical plan design and high utilization costs, skyrocketing American healthcare costs are becoming the norm–and will be a top issue in 2016 elections. Following the Supreme […]

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