John Kerry: Farm Confiscations Not Off the Table | The Most Revolutionary Act

[…]Small farms are significant emitters of nitrogen, according to Biden’s “climate czar” John Kerry who is pushing for the U.S. federal government to crack down on farming in America to combat “global warming.”

Kerry insists that the United States must massively reduce farming to meet the radical “green agenda” goals laid out by World Economic Forum (WEF) and the United Nations (UN).

According to the former Secretary of State, the world can’t tackle climate change without first addressing the agriculture sector’s emissions – and farmers in the US are front and center of his plans.

“A lot of people have no clue that agriculture contributes about 33% of all the emissions of the world,” he said during his keynote address. “We can’t get to net-zero, we don’t get this job done unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution. So all of us understand here the depths of this mission.”

Delivering these remarks at the Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate Summit held in Washington, D.C., Kerry neglected to acknowledge the undeniable fact that the agriculture industry plays a vital role in providing sustenance and ensuring the survival of all approximately 8 billion people worldwide.

In recent months, leaders in Western countries have significantly intensified their criticisms of the farming sector.

In the Netherlands, regarded as a testing ground for the World Economic Forum’s anti-farming agenda, the Dutch government has been implementing initiatives to seize farmland.[…]

John Kerry: Farm Confiscations Not Off the Table | The Most Revolutionary Act

The case against “diversity equity inclusion”

Phil Ebersole's Blog

Source: Nonprofit Law Blog.

“Diversity equity inclusion” is the cowbird of progressivism.  It crowds out ideals of equal justice for all individuals and a more equal society overall.

The DEI principle is equal representation for all groups within the various ranks of society, no matter how grossly unequal those ranks are.  It is, or at least can be, a way to legitimize extreme inequality of wealth and power.

True progressives want to close the gap between the highest and lowest paid employees in corporations or institutions.  They want to disempower the elites and empower the multi-racial working class.

Advocates of DEI want to achieve a balance of group representation within the present system of inequality.  That is, top management and professional positions in a firm should, ideally, be 50 percent female, 15 percent African-American, 20 percent Hispanic and the appropriate percentages for the LGBTQ+ categories.

Now, in principle, it…

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America’s future: California or Florida? — No Minister

[…]ballot harvesting is still in operation in several key swing states, plus this…

[…]I see the MSM was already gearing up to create the New Hitler. Their unhappiness is likely also because DeSantis chose to make his announcement on Twitter rather than the MSM, which is a continuation of his strategy of ignoring the MSM and doing everything he can to work around them. They’re more shocked by this event because they always figured he’d eventually have to come to them for something as bg as the kickoff of his campaign, just as Trump was happy to go on CNN and CNN wanted him because they want that sweet ratings hit they had during his Presidency. The shock is likely also because it’s a serious marker of their doom[…]

In other words, all this screaming you’re seeing about budget cuts and the debt ceiling is just Kabuki theatre. Piddling little cuts to the discretionary part of the budget are not going to cut it – and in any case what they call “cuts” are really nothing more than spending increases less than requested or perhaps forecast.

And regarding those forecasts about future debt levels, understand that, like similar forecasts in the past twenty years, they never account for future events like wars, recessions or pandemics because they can’t. But such things do happen, on average about every ten years, at which point the Keynesian spending kicks into gear again and off we go in pushing the debt higher than forecast. Nobody in 2000 forecast $10 trillion by 2010: nor $20+ trillion by 2020, let alone $31.5 trillion by 2023. So forecasts of some $38 trillion by 2030 are just nonsense. My bet is $50 trillion.

Assuming the US systems don’t break down before then[…]

America’s future: California or Florida? — No Minister

Biden Doubles Down on Globalism at G7: U.S. Will ‘Not … Decouple from China’ — Breitbart

Joe Biden doubled down on globalism at the G7 summit this week, making clear that his administration is “not looking to decouple [the United States] from China” despite millions of American jobs lost. “Now, we’re also united in our approach to the People’s Republic of China, and the joint statement released yesterday outlines the shared principles we’ve all agreed at the G7 and beyond in dealing with China,” Biden said during a press conference Sunday in Japan. “We’re not looking to decouple from China, we’re looking to de-risk and diversify our relationship with China. That means taking steps to diversify our supply chains, and we’re not — so we’re not dependent on any one country for necessary product…” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) wrote in a Twitter post in response to the statement: “Tell that to the 4 million American workers who have lost their jobs to China.”[…]

Biden Doubles Down on Globalism at G7: U.S. Will ‘Not … Decouple from China’ — Breitbart

Vermont is running out of other people’s money — VTDigger

Continuing with large-scale social spending in Vermont without first kick-starting some growth into the Vermont economy will lead to a predictable outcome: We will run out of other people’s money. 

Vermont’s population is stagnant, excluding a one-off bump from Covid migrators. The state has the second-oldest average age. Roughly 60% of students graduating from Vermont colleges leave after graduation in search of higher-paying jobs. Workforce supply issues abound. Where are our state-funded programs to attract young, talented people to Vermont?

Vermont’s economic growth is ranked in the bottom 10 states. Too many people are employed in lower-paying hourly wage jobs. Vermont is the fourth-highest-taxed state. Rarely do companies migrate to Vermont and high-paying jobs are hard to find. 

Until we increase the percentage of citizens earning higher incomes, we will not have the tax base to continue to fund the social programs. 

Yet, despite these facts, Vermont is headstrong set on continuing to increase its spend on social services. Interesting to note that Vermont spends almost twice in social services per capita as New Hampshire ($3,040 vs. $1,670). The current Vermont Legislature social spending foray includes a child care bill, family leave act and Affordable Heat Act, all of which increase tax costs to residents. […]

Vermont is running out of other people’s money – VTDigger

Vermont could face financial crisis similar to 1990-91 — VTDigger

[…]Within the state budget there are two major funds, the General Fund and the Transportation Fund. These funds are supported mostly by revenue coming directly out of Vermonters’ pockets, including state taxes on personal income, corporations, the sales tax, meals and rooms, gasoline, diesel fuel, motor vehicle purchase and use and motor vehicle fees, among others. 

In 1986, the then-governor and Legislature authorized $480.3 million in expenditures from these two funds. Four years later, they had grown these expenditures to $715.8 million. Thus, from 1986 to 1990, general and transportation fund expenditures increased at the annual rate of 10.5%, a rate far exceeding the 4.1% underlying growth of Vermont’s economy. 

Then came the 1990-91 recession and Vermont’s economy and state budget hit the recessionary wall. 

In a VPR story, economist Art Woolf described the fallout.

“How bad was it?” he asks rhetorically. “Vermont’s unemployment rate stood at a record low level of 3% in the summer of 1988.  By the spring of 1991, it had risen to 7.7%, and it stayed above 7% for a full year.  Vermont lost 15,000 jobs between 1989 and 1991, a job loss of more than 6 percent — the worst job loss in Vermont since the Great Depression and four times the national rate.

“Declining state revenues led to a huge budget deficit, which took Governors Snelling and Dean four years to pay off. State government spending remained virtually unchanged for several years, and sales and income taxes were raised to help retire the deficit.”  

Further, Vermont’s bond rating was cut, and did not recover until 1998, while general and transportation fund expenditures were limited to a growth rate of just 2.24% from FY 1991 to FY 1995, including negative growth in 1993 at -2.16%.

It’s not hard to make the case that Vermont’s Legislature is about to repeat the above history.

 Last January, legislative leaders and the governor were briefed by the current state economist regarding current fiscal risks.[…]

Vermont could face financial crisis similar to 1990-91 – VTDigger

Financial Fall of Budweiser Shows Hidden Power American Consumer Still Over Wall Street Billionaires | The Most Revolutionary Act

Anheuser-Busch, the largest beer company in the world, is learning the hard way that the American consumer still has a hidden power against corporate America, as their company value has lost $15.7 billion since April 1st (source), when they hired transgender-influencer Dylan Mulvaney to promote their Bud Light beer, which sent sales diving all across the U.S.

This has been truly historical, and I have to say I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime.

More powerful than protests, even the “Occupy Wall Street” protests of 2011, and certainly more powerful than voting for politicians, the American consumer’s most powerful voice for protest and change, is how they decide to spend their money, by voting in the only place that really matters, the marketplace.[…]

Financial Fall of Budweiser Shows Hidden Power American Consumer Still Over Wall Street Billionaires | The Most Revolutionary Act

US Corporations Are Filing For Bankruptcy At The Fastest Pace Since 2010 | ZeroHedge News | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

One would not know it from looking at the S&P which just hit a 2023 high, but there is a bit of a bankruptcy crisis sweeping the US where companies are filing for bankruptcy at the fastest pace in 13 years, in a clear sign of a tightening credit squeeze as interest rates rise and financial markets have locked out all but the strongest borrowers.

The increase is most visible among large companies, where there were 236 bankruptcy filings in the first four months of this year, more than double 2022 levels, and the fastest YTD pace since 2010 according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.[…]

US Corporations Are Filing For Bankruptcy At The Fastest Pace Since 2010 | ZeroHedge News | Truth2Freedom’s Blog