FIRST ON FOX: The U.S. Department of State has awarded more than $20,000 for a cultural center in Ecuador to host “drag theater performances” in the name of diversity and inclusion.
The State Department awarded a $20,600 grant on Sept. 23 to the Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano (CEN), a non-profit organization supported by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador, to “promote diversity and inclusion” in the region.
The project at CEN, which started Sept. 30 and runs until Aug. 31, 2023, will include “3 workshops,” “12 drag theater performances,” and a “2-minute documentary,” according to the State Department’s grant listed on the USASpending.gov website.
Crude oil imports into Asia jumped in September. Normally such news would spark hope for demand and, consequently, prices, but this time it’s more complicated. And it has less to do with Asian demand than demand in Europe.Oil imports in Asia rose by more than 2 million barrels daily last month, Reuters’ Clyde Russell reported in his latest column, noting that the bulk went to China and Singapore.
He then went on to point out that both China and Singapore had gone through refinery maintenance in August and utilization rates were up in September. On the one hand, it’s the normal preparation for winter. On the other, the EU has an embargo on Russian crude coming into effect in less than two months and then an embargo on fuels two months after that.
Europe is already grappling with a diesel shortage as it shuns Russian fuels ahead of the embargo and as the global supply of the fuel remains limited. This has contributed to fears of demand destruction by excessive prices, but it has also reinforced fears of a recession due to the fuel crunch.
The U.S. could maybe increase its fuel shipments to Europe, according to executives from major commodity trading houses quoted in a recent report by Energy Intelligence, especially since Russian fuels will be rerouted to other destinations, including Asia and South America, satisfying some of the demand there. And some of these Russian fuels will go to Europe but come from China.
It is a somewhat ironic twist in the Europe-Russia story that Russian oil will not literally stop flowing into Europe, whatever Europe does to stop that flow, even if it is willing to pay a steep price for it. As already evidenced by fuel flows from India to Europe, the latter has no problem with Russian refined products as long as they don’t come from Russia itself.
(Natural News) With grocery, gas, power, loan payments, and transportation costs through the roof, the phrase “moving in the right direction” would mean the nation is quickly approaching an apocalyptic scenario regarding the economy. The cost of just about everything has tripled in the past year or two under Resident Biden and his market-crashing Marxists, with the recent September inflation rate coming in at a whopping 8.2%, and a core CPI over 6%, at its highest rate in 40 years. The stock market is plunging, along with real wages and wholesale prices. Stocks are tumbling. Still, the fake-election leaders are telling the country we’re “moving in the right direction.” This is not a “spin” on the news, it’s a complete flip of the truth. It’s misinformation. It’s disinformation at it’s absolute most extreme.
“Progress” to the DC Democrats means speeding towards an economic cliff
The Democrats in Washington DC believe they just need to “stay the course” with their disastrous economic policies in order to install first socialism in America, then communism. As inflation accelerates and supply chains crumble, they claim they are “moving in the right direction.” Food prices skyrocketed over 40% in just one year – this year – but the Biden Regime says that’s “moving in the right direction.” Gas prices have nearly tripled in some states, but Resident Biden’s cohorts say that’s “progress.”
The Chinese Communist Party apologists in the White House are sending billions of dollars and weapons to the most corrupt country on the planet, Ukraine, while the Democrat-run metropolitan cities of America are in shambles, strewn with thousands of homeless people and drug addicts living off of Biden’s subsidies and free handouts.
The number one arena most voters care about as a core decision-maker at the polls is the economy and how it’s affecting their lifestyle, taxes, businesses, and basic functionality. The worst hits of inflation so far have been with food, airfare, gas, insurance, and transportation. Businesses have suffered immensely from breakdowns in the supply chain, incoming and outgoing deliveries, production costs, long delays, and total lack of raw materials. Inflation is at its highest in 40 years, and the Biden Regime wants to “stay the course.” Really? The course to where, an entire America that looks like Venezuela?
Planned Biden-flation: Here’s what the Biden Regime calls “moving in the right direction”
If you’re heading to the grocer to buy some vegetables (fresh or dried), they cost, on average, 15 percent more than last month and 40 percent more than just last year. Fresh eggs are up almost 17% for the month and about 100% costlier over the past year. All this while the Biden Regime wages war on our infrastructure and the manufacture/delivery systems for food, fertilizer, farming, and transportation of goods via trucks, trains, ships and planes. Again, all “moving in the right direction” according to the DC Marxists.
Can you say Biden-flation without coughing into a Covid mask? The Biden Regime and their pharma cohorts have made a fortune off Americans thanks to the Covid scamdemic. All the lockdowns and “essential” business only mandates wrecked small and mid-sized businesses across the country, and many are shut down for good. Meanwhile, the Demoncrats print money by the trillions and waste it, or it just simply disappears. This is a recipe for economic disaster that’s already nearly two years in the making. Massive corporations like Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, Amazon and Walmart rake in the profits while hard-working Americans suffer in the wake of the Fauci plandemic.
It’s not just inflation and supply chain breakdown, but a massive health tsunami that is reducing the population systematically. Spike protein syndrome is sweeping the nation, and soon the workforce will be so depleted that the economy will simply fall flat like a house of cards. It’s always opposite day for the Demon Dems in DC, and that’s why it’s called the “Inflation Reduction Act,” because it’s really the “Inflation Escalation Act.”
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