Tuesday, May 31, 2022

 \"Palisades Power Plant in Michigan. The 811-megawatt nuclear plant was shut down on the same day that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued a report saying the U.S. electric grid doesn’t have enough generation capacity and that blackouts are almost certain to occur across the country this summer."


#EnergyCrisis #ElectricGrid #Blackouts #NurseUp

 Biden slammed for claiming there's 'no rational basis' for 9mm bullets:"President Biden faced a new round of backlash on Twitter for his comments on gun control legislation and 9mm ammo on Memorial Day.

Speaking with reporters outside the White House, Biden told about his efforts to work on gun control legislation with Republicans in Congress following the deadly Uvalde school shooting. While Biden admitted that his executive options are limited, he suggested that 9mm bullets have no "rational basis" to be used for self-defense."


#JoeBiden #9mm #Uvalde #GunControl

 Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau proposes ‘national freeze’ on handgun sales, May 31, 2022:"Trudeau's announcement comes a week after 19 children were killed in a school shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 

Trudeau's decision didn't come without pushback from government ministers, and the legislation couldn't become finalized until the fall. The proposed ban would apply to the buying, selling, transferring and importing of handguns in Canada. "


#Trudeau #Handguns #GunControl #NurseUp

Biden Repeats Previously Debunked Claims About Second Amendment, Firearms:"President Joe Biden recycled previously debunked claims about certain types of firearms and the origins of the Second Amendment. While returning to the White House Monday, he was met with questions about gun control after his recent visit to Uvalde, Texas.
Biden said the Second Amendment was never absolute while claiming when it was written so the public could not own canons. However, Article One, Section Eight, Clause 11 of the Constitution gives the individual the right to own a canon. The President also seemed to call for a ban on one of the most common handguns in America."

#JoeBiden #2A #GunControl #Firearms #Guns #SecondAmendment

White House: Joe Biden Wants Gun Control, Does Not Support Hardening School Security:"The White House on Tuesday said President Joe Biden does not support proposals that would strengthen school security and would rather focus on gun control.

The White House reacted to proposals from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for a legislative response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas."

#Uvalde #GunControl #JoeBiden

Monday, May 30, 2022

 Texas Gunman Made 'Frequent' Death Threats And Disturbing Posts, May 28, 2022:"Salvador Ramos, the shooter in the Uvalde, Texas massacre frequently threatened to rape and kill teen girls, and had a history of aggressive behavior and disturbing social-media posts, according to locals.

"I witnessed him harass girls and threaten them with sexual assault, like rape and kidnapping," one 16-year-old told the Washington Post, adding that Ramos had been posting on social networking app, Yubo.

"It was not like a single occurrence. It was frequent.""


#Uvalde #NurseUp

 Trump Defends Gun Rights, Calls For 'Security Overhaul' At Schools Nationwide After Uvalde Mass Shooting, Epoch Times, May 28, 2022:"“The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens who know how to use their weapons and can protect a lot of people. The existence of evil is one of the best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens,” Trump said.

Trump condemned the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, calling it a “heinous massacre” and a “savage and barbaric atrocity that shocks the conscience of every single American.”"


#Uvalde #DonaldTrump #45 #PresidentTrump #Nurseup

 We Could See A Million Layoffs Or More" - Here Comes The Job Market Shock:"Commenting on the surge in layoffs, Piper Sandler's chief economist Nancy Lazar says that "post-covid rightsizing means that lots more layoffs are coming" and adds that "many companies overhired and overpaid during the Covid crisis." Lazar also points out the obvious, that "the stay-at-home bubble was a bubble, and not a "new paradigm" of goods consumption" which means that "a right-sizing cycle is coming, with weaker growth in jobs and wages."

Here are the stunning implications according to Piper Sandler:

We could see a million layoffs or more, as many goods sectors that benefited from the pandemic now realize they added too much capacity (as involuntary admissions make clear).

Low-income workers - who enjoyed the hottest wage gains during the crisis - are now most at risk of layoffs, with remaining job holders to see much slower wage growth.

Payrolls gains are poised to downshift to just 100k/month on average in the second half of the year, from about 515k/month through April."


#Unemployment #Layoffs #JobMarket #NurseUp

 Hospital Death Camps Exposed by Justus R. Hope, MD Dec 27, 2021:"“You can check-in, but you can never leave” is becoming the slogan of US hospitals treating COVID-19.

Stewart Peters interviewed Nancy Ross, friend and Power of Attorney for Veronica Wolskis, the (now deceased) patient."


#Covid #Covid19 #HospitalCare #NurseUp #Covid19Protocols

Big Pharma Greed Led to Baby Formula Crisis, 05/25/22:"Abbott Nutrition, the food-sector branch of the medical device and healthcare corporation Abbott Laboratories, dominates the infant formula market. The company’s sales accounted for roughly 43% of the $45.4 billion formula market a decade ago, according to a 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture report, which contains the latest available figures.

Abbott used the massive profits it accumulated between 2019 and 2021 to enrich shareholders amid a bacteria outbreak that killed two babies and temporarily closed its plant in Sturgis, Michigan, according to financial documents and whistleblower testimony that The Guardian recently revealed."



Friday, May 27, 2022

Top Texas cop admits cops botched Uvalde school response: ‘Wrong decision, period’ May 27, 2022:"Cops responding to the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre “made the wrong decision” when they waited to breach the classroom door where a gunman had barricaded himself inside with children, a top law enforcement official said Friday.

The on-scene commander made the call that the carnage at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday had gone from an active shooter situation to a “barricaded suspect” situation, Col. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said in a briefing Friday.

“With the benefit of hindsight, where I’m sitting now, of course it was not the right decision, it was the wrong decision, period,” McCraw said."


Gas prices have soared so high that the US is now seeing demand destruction ahead of the summer driving season, May 26, 2022:"Pain at the pump has gotten so bad that demand for gasoline is dropping just as the summer driving season is about to begin.

Demand on a four-week rolling basis has hit its lowest level during this time of year since 2013, excluding the pandemic-outbreak period in 2020, according to data from the Energy Information Administration compiled by Bloomberg. Compared with year-ago levels, demand is down roughly 5%."


#Gasoline #GasPrices #SummerDrivingSeason #DemandDestruction #DemandForGas #SummerDriving

69% of Americans Say The Economy Is Bad:"Sixty-nine percent of Americans think the economy is bad right now, a poll released over the weekend by CBS News and YouGov shows.

The share saying the economy is bad had been holding steady for the first four months of the year and final two months of last year. Between September and November, the share saying the economy is bad jumped from 51 percent to 64 percent and held at around that level through April even as the unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent to 3.6 percent."

#NurseUp #Economy #Inflation #Consumers 

Natural gas prices have nearly tripled in the US over the last year amid supply fears: 'There's almost no ceiling':"Natural gas prices briefly surpassed the $9 mark earlier this week for the first time since 2008.

Prices pulled back Friday but have nearly tripled since a year ago as supply fears and war in Ukraine have sent energy markets reeling."


#NaturalGas #FuelPrices #NatGas #EnergyMarkets 

Wayne Root: I’ve Figured Out the Whole Covid Vaccine Scam- Here It Is. Read it and Weep. May 27, 2022:"We are in the middle of the biggest scam and “get-rich-quick” Ponzi scheme in world history. Some might call it mass murder on a grand scale. Open your eyes- see the remarkable number of famous actors, politicians and athletes who are dropping dead, or suffering heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, as well as dramatic increases in cancer. Is it coincidence?"


#Covid #WayneAllenRoot #Covid19 #Scamdemic #PonziScheme #DoNotComply

Thursday, May 26, 2022

 California Farm Water Coalition Warns Domestic Food Supply In Peril with State Cutting Water, By Katy Grimes, May 25, 2022:"“California farms produce over half of the country’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. California foods aren’t just in the produce aisle, but also in the ready-made foods and ingredients we eat every single day. That can’t happen without water and we cannot simply move California production to other states. A safe, affordable, domestic food supply is a national security issue, just like energy. The government must make it a priority,” the CFWC said."

#CaliforniaProduce #ProduceAisle #Foodsupply #FoodCosts #FoodInflation #RisingFoodCosts #CaliforniaFarms #WaterRationing

 Consumers Face Summer Of Hell As Power Bill Costs Set To Jump, May 25, 2022:"Tight supplies of natural gas, crude, and coal have pushed up residential electricity rates this year. A nationwide weather outlook for this summer forecasts extreme heat -- all of this will force households to crank up their air conditions, resulting in oversized power demand that could stress national grids.

Bloomberg cites new data from Barclays Plc that says monthly power bills could be 40% more than last year's. The US Energy Information Administration expects retail residential electricity rates to increase the most since 2008"

#NurseUp #Consumer #ElectricBills #NaturalGas #CoolingCosts #AirConditioners

Monday, May 23, 2022

Ask your Nurse, every shift. "How Many Patients Do You Have?" Your safety depends on it. #NursesTakeDC #NurseUp

Even when #shortstaffing affects your safety, your quality of care, #nurses may lose their jobs if they tell you. #NursesTakeDC #NurseUp
Anne Ulbrich Marshall

Have you or a loved one ever fallen in a #hospital or #nursinghome? Was adequate staff on duty? #NursesTakeDC #NurseUp

VA research on Homelessness:"In its 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that just over 40,000 Veterans were experiencing homelessness (including those living on the street or in a shelter, temporary safe haven, or any place unfit to reside in) on a given night in January 2017. Of those Veterans, 91 percent were men and 9 percent were women. That number stands in comparison to a total population of more than 18.5 million living Veterans. These numbers represent a 45 percent decline in Veteran homelessness between the years 2009–2017."


#Veterans #Homelessness #Military #NurseUp 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

 #Patient: Do you have any idea how long my Call Bell was on? #Nurse: Have any idea how many #patients I am watching over? #NursesTakeDC

 "Studies show direct links to emotional, physical, and mental fatigue as the primary reasons." (Why New Grads Leave Nursing).#NursesTakeDC

 Thousands of #patients/#nurses are injured yearly d/t unsafe staffing ratios. Stop making safety about your bottom line. #NursesTakeDC

Pfizer Covid vaccine was just 12% effective against omicron in kids 5 to 11, study finds, Februry 28 2022:"Pfizer and BioNTech’s two-dose Covid vaccine provided very little protection for children aged 5 to 11 during the wave of omicron infection in New York, according to a study published Monday.

The New York State Department of Health found that the effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid infection plummeted from 68% to 12% for kids in that age group during the omicron surge from Dec. 13 through Jan 24. Protection against hospitalization dropped from 100% to 48% during the same period."


#NurseUp #Covid19Vaccines #Pfizer #Omicron #Covid #NewYorkState #Hospitalization #ChildVaccines

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Senate blocks $48 billion aid package for restaurants, other small businesses, May 19, 2022 (After Approving $40 Billion for Ukraine - #AmericaLast):"The Senate on Thursday blocked a bipartisan bill to provide $48 billion to restaurants, gyms and other small businesses hit particularly hard by the pandemic.

Senators voted 52-43 to hold a vote on the bill, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Just five GOP senators voted for the motion to proceed, with the bill’s opponents citing its impact on the federal deficit and inflation.

The vote likely spells doom for the bill, which was crafted by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and backed by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as a way to help struggling small businesses get out of debt accrued during the pandemic."

Bank of England warns of 'apocalyptic' global food shortage, May 16, 2022:"The Governor of the Bank of England has warned of “apocalyptic” global food price rises and said he is "helpless" in the face of surging inflation as the economy is battered by the war in Ukraine.

Andrew Bailey said he has “run out of horsemen” when counting the shocks facing Britain, with runaway energy and food costs driven by global market forces beyond his control.

Prices are rising at the fastest rate in 30 years, creating a "very big income shock" that is expected to intensify in coming months with a risk of double-digit inflation before the end of the year."


#Inflation #FoodInflation #GreatBritain #PriceInflation #FoodShortage #Economy

Friday, May 20, 2022

Protocol Kills, Our Purpose:"Our goal is to inform people of the dangers of Remdesivir, hospital protocols, and the true intended purpose for their use. Arming you with knowledge gives you the power to keep yourself and your loved ones alive."


#Covid19 #Covid #Covid19Treatments #Covid19Protocols #Remdesivir #NurseUp

5 Ways Biden is Crippling American Energy Independence, March 1, 2022:"The Russian invasion of Ukraine highlights the strategic importance of American energy independence. Unfortunately, President Biden has taken various actions hostile to American Energy development. After campaigning to “get rid of fossil fuels” and promising “no new fracking” during his administration, President Biden came into office and immediately canceled vital energy projects, prevented new drilling leases and threatened new tax hikes on American energy.

Below are five ways Joe Biden is harming American energy independence."

#NurseUp #EnergyIndependence #Oil #NaturalGas #JoeBiden #EnergyPolicy #Fracking

 COVID UPDATE: What is the truth? Russell L. Blaylock, April 22, 2022:"The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies.[3,6,57] We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence.

For the first time in American history a president, governors, mayors, hospital administrators and federal bureaucrats are determining medical treatments based not on accurate scientifically based or even experience based information, but rather to force the acceptance of special forms of care and “prevention”—including remdesivir, use of respirators and ultimately a series of essentially untested messenger RNA vaccines. For the first time in history medical treatment, protocols are not being formulated based on the experience of the physicians treating the largest number of patients successfully, but rather individuals and bureaucracies that have never treated a single patient—including Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, EcoHealth Alliance, the CDC, WHO, state public health officers and hospital administrators.[23,38]"


#Covid19 #Covid #Covid19Treatments #Covid19Protocols #NurseUp

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Average gas price in Austin tops $4 a gallon for first time, could approach $5 with Memorial Day on horizon, May 16, 2022:"The average price of gasoline has jumped above $4 a gallon in Austin for the first time as fuel costs reach record highs in Texas and nationwide — and prices are expected to keep climbing.

The surge comes amid tight supplies, strong demand and the transition to more expensive summer blends, industry analysts said."


#NurseUp #Gasoline #GasPrices #FuelCosts

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Diesel rationing could hit East Coast this summer, refinery owner says,  Friday, May 13, 2022:"The East Coast of the U.S. could face a worsening diesel shortage this summer, John Catsimatidis, CEO of United Refining Co., said in an interview with Bloomberg. United produces some 70,000 barrels of petroleum products each day and sells gasoline throughout western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania, according to the company’s website.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see diesel being rationed on the East Coast this summer,” Catsimatidis told Bloomberg’s Lucia Kassai. “Right now inventories are low, and we may see a shortage in coming months.”"

#Diesel #Rationing #DieselShortage #NurseUp #Trucks #Refiners

 Baby Formula, Food Shortages Are Just The Beginning.  Ready for your lights to go out?

U.S. Grid Operators Are Bracing For A Wave Of Blackouts, By Irina Slav - May 09, 2022:"Grid operators from a growing number of states are warning about electricity shortages as grids cannot cope with the imbalance between demand and supply heading into summer.
California warned on Friday that it would need to produce more electricity than it is currently producing to avoid blackouts. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the nonprofit charged with operating the power grid in 15 U.S. states and Manitoba, issued a warning about outages during the summer. The Texas grid operator recently joined the warnings amid a heatwave that started last week and is expected to last well into this week, the Wall Street Journal reported."

#PowerGrid #ElectricityGrid #Blackouts #NurseUp

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Egg Prices Surge in US Inflation Data as Bird Flu Wipes Out Hens, May 11th, 2022:"Egg prices are skyrocketing in new US inflation data, pushed up by a deadly bird flu that’s killed almost 10% of the country’s hens, adding to already rising food costs.

A dozen eggs at grocery stores cost 23% more in April than in March, at $2.52. That’s the biggest increase among consumer products tracked by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in a report released Wednesday."


#Groceries #FoodInflation #Eggs #BirdFlu #NurseUp #Inflation

India Halts Wheat Exports As "Food Security At Risk" :"The move by the world's second-largest wheat producer comes as food protectionism runs rampant worldwide as countries limit or restrict exports of food staples to rein in domestic prices. 

Wheat futures are expected to jump Sunday evening and add to record-high food inflation, crushing emerging market economies the hardest. High food prices have already resulted in inflation riots in several countries, one being the ongoing social instability unfolding in Sir Lanka."


#WheatExports #Wheat #FoodSecurity #FoodStaples #NurseUp

Monday, May 9, 2022

After the leaked Roe opinion, Justice Thomas says the Supreme Court can't be bullied, May 7, 2022"As reproductive-rights protests continue after a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas says the court can't be "bullied" into making a decision that some would prefer.

"We can't be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want," Thomas told a group largely comprised of lawyers and judges Friday at the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference in Atlanta, NBC News reported. "The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that."

"We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don't like," Thomas said."


Friday, May 6, 2022

Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Hits "Shocking" Levels, Sparking Panic Among Parents:"At retail locations across the United States, about 40 percent of the top-selling infant formula products were not in stock for the week ending April 24, said Datasembly. The company said that it tracked baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores nationwide.


Stockman: The Fed Is Not Fixing The Problem, David Stockman:"The 10-year UST yield has crossed the 3% mark. So you’d think this was a sign that a modicum of rationality is returning to the bond bits.  But not really. That’s because inflation is rising even faster than interest rates, meaning that real yields on the fulcrum security for the entire financial system are still dropping ever deeper into negative territory. Thus, at the end of March the inflation-adjusted (Y/Y CPI) rate dropped to -6.4% and even with the rise of nominal yields since then it still stands close to -6%."