Thought for the day

"There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise." -- Winston Churchill

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15 Biggest Retailers Report Major Layoffs As Tough Times Are Coming MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:59

Webmaster addition: There are also the usual layoffs after the holiday shopping season ends.

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Offshore wind farms have become integral to President Joe Biden’s version of the Green New Deal.

The idea is that arrays of wind turbines would spin in the ocean breeze, creating carbon-free electricity and thus helping to combat climate change.

The Blaze reports that offshore wind farms have an environmental impact that their proponents have yet to anticipate.

Some Canadians Will Have to Explain Their Wealth or Lose It MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:25

The European Commission has announced on Wednesday that a new program to aid civil society, students, scientists and professionals in Belarus worth 25 million euros was endorsed.

The statement released by the European Commission explains the objectives covered by the allocated funds.

Firstly, funds are provided to "civil society activists to promote democratic changes and human rights in Belarus." The European Union believes that thanks to this aid, they would be "able to continue their work despite the very difficult context on the ground."

- It is currently impossible to completely restore Ukraine's energy system to what it was before the crisis, Ukrainian media quoted President Vladimir Zelensky as saying in a video address on Wednesday.

"I've held a meeting on the stabilization of the energy system and the protection of our power plants. We are constantly increasing the generation and supply of electricity - we are adding more volume every day. But we should not forget that it is now impossible to restore 100% of the energy system as it was before," Zelensky said.

Haunted with the possibility of being made homeless themselves, UK housing charity workers join strikes MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:21

Hundreds of workers at Shelter, a British housing and homeless charity, have launched industrial action, joining thousands of striking employees in various economic sectors across the country.

More than 600 workers at the charity started their protest action on Monday, in what their union, Unite, described as "a bitter dispute over pay."

Staging the strike, the Shelter's staffers said the combination of insufficient payment and soaring inflation has prompted them to start worrying about their own housing security.

Thousands of UK Border Force workers announce Christmas period strike MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:20

Thousands of Britain's Border Force workers announce a Christmas period strike over pay, joining thousands others of striking employees in various economic sectors across the country.

The workers' Public and Commercial Services Union announced the industrial action on Wednesday.

It said the protest move stands to affect passport booths at Heathrow and Gatwick airports as well as Birmingham Airport, Cardiff Airport, Glasgow Airport, Manchester Airport, and the Port of Newhaven.

PROF: RYSZARD LEGUTKO: "Two minutes of truth, of bitter truth" in the European Parliament MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:19
The EC proposed to block Russian TV channels MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:18

The new package of sanctions against Russia may include a clause on the blocking of four Russian TV channels. Such a measure of influence on the Kremlin is proposed in the official statement of the European Commission (EC), made on behalf of its head Ursula von der Leyen.

"We will strike at the Russian propaganda machine by additionally disconnecting four channels and all other platforms for distributing content from the air," the European Commission said in a statement.