Photo: Getty Images/Getty Images It’s reasonable to be worried about a recession. Banks have been failing , offices are closing , and it’s not like anything has been getting cheaper . Still, you have people like Neel Kashkari , the CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, saying that the economy is fine, that no downturn is on the horizon. It is all very confusing. When good data does come along, it seems to come with an asterisk. On Wednesday, the federal government released new information on the amount of jobs out there, and it was pretty great. Not only are businesses still hiring like crazy, they actually increased the total number of job listings in April. There were 10.1 million openings last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — nearly two for each of the 5.8 million unemployed. People are still quitting jobs for better ones, and fewer people are getting laid off. Good, right? Actually — this news sucked, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average … [Read more...] about How to Navigate the Bizarro Economy
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PetSmart faces boycott calls for ‘Pride Dog Bikini,’ donations to group pushing gender ideology on students
close Video These corporate funds have no agenda but to bring in 'wokeness': Bob Unanue Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue discusses the backlash Chick-fil-A is facing over its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ Some consumers are calling for a boycott of PetSmart over their pride-themed pet merchandise and donation to a controversial K-12 group that works to implement gender ideology in schools. The well-known pet store chain became the latest target of boycott calls after photos of this year's pride merchandise began circulating online, with consumers criticizing items such as the "Pride Dog Bikini" that "celebrates inclusion in a fun and fashionable way." The pride pet line prompted Twitter users to begin posting messages such as "add PetSmart to the boycott list" and "#BoycottPetSmart." "Provide your kitten with a colorful and amazing matching harness and leash while also reaffirming your belief in … [Read more...] about PetSmart faces boycott calls for ‘Pride Dog Bikini,’ donations to group pushing gender ideology on students
Now Chechen Warmongers Are Threatening Showdown with Wagner Boss Prigozhin
Russia’s shadow army boss has apparently made himself a new enemy as he continues to vent frustrations with the country’s fledgling war effort: the Chechens. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov ’s henchman is now demanding a face-to-face meeting with Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin . Magomed Daudov, the chairman of the Chechen Parliament, tore into Prigozhin in a video shared on Telegram on Thursday. “You don’t need the details of our missions. The command knows,” Daudov said, apparently in reference to Prigozhin downplaying the role of Chechen battalions sent to the Donbas to replace Wagner. “Our fighters also have problems, but that doesn’t mean that a warrior should shout about it. In your statements, you always hint that someone needs to be shot. I need to tell you, for such words, almost every day, you would have immediately been put up against the wall during World War II. Sometimes I just don’t understand what you’re trying to achieve with your daily comments,” he … [Read more...] about Now Chechen Warmongers Are Threatening Showdown with Wagner Boss Prigozhin
Help a Child – Become A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)!
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Banning-Beaumont | Local Event Kathi Shaner , Neighbor Jun 3 Event Details Sat, Jun 3, 2023 Add to calendar Zoom More info here Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers trained by Voices for Children and matched with a child or sibling group in foster care. A CASA spends quality time with the youth and learns about every aspect of their case. This allows the CASA to effectively advocate for them in court, school, medical settings, and more to ensure all of their personalized needs are being met. A CASA makes sure a child’s voice is heard. Many children in Riverside County foster care are currently waiting for a CASA volunteer of their own. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can help a child thrive and put them on a path toward a successful future. To learn more about the role of a CASA, … [Read more...] about Help a Child – Become A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)!
Viral Video Shows Marines Beaten By Teens In South OC: Report
13 Crime & Safety Two Marines were beaten in San Clemente by a group of teenagers, and authorities Tuesday were searching for the attackers. Miranda Ceja , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies SAN CLEMENTE, CA — Two Marines were beaten by a group of teens near the San Clemente Pier over the weekend, and Orange County authorities were searching Tuesday for the attackers. The brawl reportedly began at around 9:15 p.m. Friday at the end of Avenida del Mar, near the San Clemente Pier , sheriff's spokesman Mike Woodroof told the Orange County Register. The pair of Marines were treated for minor injuries to their hands, knees, stomachs and heads, but refused to go to the hospital, the report said. While it was not clear how many teenagers attacked the Marines, Woodroof said the number was somewhere between 10 and 30. The incident was captured on a minute-long video, which has since circulated online. In the … [Read more...] about Viral Video Shows Marines Beaten By Teens In South OC: Report
2 Hit With Skateboards At Pro-Trump Rally In Huntington Beach
20 Crime & Safety One person is in custody following the incident that happened during the gathering near the Huntington Beach Pier Saturday afternoon. Amie Schaenzer , Patch Staff Posted Replies HUNTINGTON BEACH, NJ — One is in custody after two demonstrators were hit over the head with skateboards during a gathering of a small group of supporters of former President Donald Trump Saturday in Orange County. The group of about 40 people met near the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday afternoon — just two days after Trump was indicted on criminal charges. They shouted "Make America Great Again" and "God Bless Trump," according to the Los Angeles Times. One of the men leading the chants was among the two people hit with skateboards. Authorities said one person is in custody, and one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, following the incident, which remains under investigation, according to … [Read more...] about 2 Hit With Skateboards At Pro-Trump Rally In Huntington Beach