Explanation of Vote at the Third Committee Adoption of the Combating Glorification of Nazism – United States Mission to the United Nations

We have again attempted this year to improve this resolution by engaging in negotiations on the draft text. Despite consistently expressing our concerns with the Russian delegation and proposing revisions to improve the text and protect against unacceptable restrictions on freedom of expression, most of these recommendations were ignored.
— Read on usun.usmission.gov/explanation-of-vote-at-the-third-committee-adoption-of-the-combating-glorification-of-nazism/

LAPTOP EMAILS: JOE & GREEN DEMS FUNDED NAT GAS PIPELINES FOR BURISMA/PUTIN

LAPTOP EMAILS: JOE & GREEN DEMS FUNDED NAT GAS PIPELINES FOR BURISMA/PUTIN

“ROBIN” UPGRADED PUTIN’S ENERGY WEAPONRY

Originally Posted by Apr 5

Thanks to Joe, Ukrainian Pipelines Are Putin Pipelines

A batch of recently uncovered Hunter Biden Laptop emails reveal members of Hunter’s D.C.-based government relations crew lobbied “green” Democratic senators into teaming up with Joe Biden in 2014 on Ukrainian energy security efforts for a course of action that eight years later has become catastrophic.

The ghastly truth being: Thanks to “green” Dems and Joe/“Robin,” our tax dollars refurbished the pipelines that are now powering Putin’s horrific invasion of Ukraine.

Here’s a screenshot of an email I discovered as I cross-referenced Joe Biden’s Ukraine visit to Kyiv on November 20-21, 2014, with email traffic on the Hunter Biden laptop. My copy of the laptop, given to me last fall by Garrett Ziegler on behalf of Marco Polo USA, is identical to the laptop version thoroughly exposed by The New York Post, but only recently acknowledged as authentic by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

This July 11th, 2014, email from Hunter’s Boies Schiller Flexner lawyer Heather King to Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi outlines her efforts — partnered with Hunter associate David Leiter — to set Pozharskyi up in a series of meetings with U.S. government agencies, industry groups, congressional staffers and notably Democratic Senators Edward Markey, of Massachusetts, and Chris Murphy, of Connecticut.

cross-referenced Joe Biden’s Ukraine visit to Kyiv on November 20-21, 2014, with email traffic on the Hunter Biden laptop. July 11th, 2014, email from Hunter’s Boies Schiller Flexner lawyer Heather King to Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi

And while subsequent emails indicate Pozharskyi traveled to Washington, D.C., in July 2014 and again in September 2014, it’s unclear if he met with any or all of the people King has listed. Though soon after his September trip, he heralded Burisma’s windfall in the USAID Municipal Energy Reform (MERP) Project, which I detail in this archived Substack:

LAPTOP REVEAL: USAID FUNDING TO BURISMA COINCIDED W/BIDEN 2014 UKRAINE VISITNothing breaches the misinformation fortress built around Joe Biden’s corruption as quickly or as easily as the contents of his crack addict son Hunter’s Laptop. Propaganda purveyors like PolitiFact should start writing corrections. Case in point, recently discovered Laptop emails reveal a taxpayer-funded USAID payoff for Ukrainian natural gas conglomerat…

And it’s important to note here that none of the actions Leiter or King have taken to this point are illegal, unless — and it’s a big unless — they have knowledge of Joe Biden coordinating with Hunter or Burisma to cut himself in on the deal.

But as I’ve written about previously, there is Laptop email evidence that Joe was directly involved with Pozharskyi as of November 2014. And it’s my belief both Leiter and King will need to answer questions about that as they were copied on that email.

So, Dave and Heather, who was Robin?

Going Green

These meetings and other efforts by Hunter’s Burisma crew were meant to capitalize on Joe’s public assignment of promoting Ukrainian energy security. But my discovery of a November 13, 2014, Pozharskyi email invoking Joe Biden’s code name “Robin,” which I discussed in the following archived Substack, indicates to me Joe was privately working for Burisma:

BURISMA EXEC PRESSURED HUNTER WITH JOE’S SECRET CODE NAME “ROBIN”Vice President Joe Biden Meets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Discuss Energy Security Days After a Burisma Executive Pressed Hunter for Help White House Photo by David Lienemann An email sent in November 2014 by Burisma Holdings executive Vadym Pozharskyi…Read more

Then as a bonus, Joe/Robin pitched in to help his “green” Senate buddies prioritize Ukrainian natural gas infrastructure rather than U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe, thus achieving their objective of undermining America’s shale fracking boom.

A June 27, 2014 email from lawyer King reveals Hunter’s Burisma team’s intentions to coattail with Joe’s Senate pals.

And here’s a screenshot of the letter she references, which Burisma then published on its website. The “greens,” led by Markey, included Senators Jean Shaheen, of New Hampshire; Ron Wyden, of Oregon; and Chris Murphy, of Connecticut.

Note the mention of Joe’s mission and the discussion of Ukraine’s “shale gas resources,” which subtly ties Burisma into the effort because it is one of the few Ukrainian energy companies with expertise fracking shale gas. So Joe Biden or any Democrat official mentioning Ukraine’s “unconventional gas reserves” or “shale gas resources” after 2014 indicates to me, they are referring to resources under development by Burisma.

And they know it.

Here’s the link: https://www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2014-06-27_PresidentObama_Ukraine_energy.pdf

After Burisma published the Obama letter on their website, journalist Michael Scherer examined lobbying disclosures by David Leiter and wrote about Burisma’s government outreach in Time Magazine. So yes, legacy media did question — ever so briefly — the red flag warning of Hunter’s Burisma board appointment.

And I’ll add that Jay Carney, who was then Obama’s White House press secretary, was previously a Time Magazine correspondent, with a stint as their bureau chief in Moscow. Not sure if he spoke with Michael Scherer about this story, but there’s certainly a familiarity there.

Time Magazine link: https://time.com/2964493/ukraine-joe-biden-son-hunter-burisma/

Scherer intelligently raises Leiter’s lobbying role but leaves out the money involved. According to OpenSecrets.org, Markey received $10,000 in donations for his 2014 “work” with David Leiter, while Shaheen got $3,800. Leiter also gave the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee $10,000.

And what did Burisma get for its money? Or more importantly, it’s undisclosed relationship with Joe/Robin.

Well, as I wrote about in my last Substack, and this July 31, 2014, email proves, Hunter’s crew, with help from Amos Hochstein, a State Department energy expert, who worked closely with Joe, delivered the dollars. Burisma got a chunk of money from USAID’s Municipal Energy Relief Program (MERP.) And recall that award came just weeks before Joe Biden’s November 2014 trip to Kyiv.

But that was just the start.

July 31, 2014, email proves, Hunter’s crew, with help from Amos Hochstein

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act

In a previous Substack I wrote that Joe either through his staffers or his own efforts, as in his work with his Senate colleagues demonstrates, landed three big windfalls for Burisma. The first was the MERP award.

The second was the December 2014 Ukraine Freedom Support Act (UFSA,) championed by Senator Markey.

Passed into law weeks after Joe’s November 2014 visit to Kyiv, the UFSA, amongst other provisions, directed 50 million U.S. taxpayer dollars be spent on Ukrainian energy security. And while a good chunk of that money benefited Burisma, even more significantly, portions of those funds paid for construction and repairs of the very same natural gas pipelines Vladimir Putin has now leveraged against Europe during his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Here’s a screenshot of the portion of the law pertaining to natural gas pipelines. And note the date, December 18, 2014. This is shortly before those Democratic senators headed home for winter recess. And when they returned they were no longer in control of the Senate, as the Republicans had won the majority of seats in the 2014 midterms. So at this point of the legislative calendar, this was a congressional going-out-the-door giveaway to their donors. With Joe and the “greens” on their team, no wonder Burisma scored big.

Congress.orgPublic Law 113-272 – DEC. 18, 2014

And here’s the link to the Obama White House press release heralding then Vice President Joe Biden’s November 2014 accomplishments after his visit to Kyiv:

And here’s a screenshot of the information pertaining to the Burisma payoff. The “introduction of new technologies” refers to fracking, which means Burisma.

Obama Whitehouse Archives

According to the Congressional Research Service, at the time, about 40 percent of Russia’s natural gas exports to Europe flowed through Ukrainian pipelines, an arrangement for which they paid transit fees. Ukraine also imported a substantial amount of their energy from Russia. So the USFA funds for natural gas pipeline construction and maintenance were as beneficial to Putin as they were to Ukraine.

Even in 2014, as Putin was occupying Crimea and supporting separatists in the Donbas, he was also paying Ukraine to use its pipelines to transit his Russian natural gas and oil to Europe. Then in June 2014 Putin halted all exports of natural gas to Ukraine to harm their economy, although he simultaneously continued paying them allow his gas through their pipelines to Europe. Which they did.

And still do.

So no matter how the world sees this horrific war in Ukraine, the one constant is the pipelines. These are the same pipelines that, in spite all the grisly, muddy death, remain undisturbed. Tanks, artillery, missiles — Russian and Ukrainian— nothing touches the pipelines. Russian gas flows through them to Europe without interruption while Europe holds its collective breath and prays Putin keeps their gas flowing.

It was Joe Biden and his Democratic Party’s hostility towards the American energy sector led to this international tragedy. And now he and his European allies are begging for U.S. shale gas producers for LNG exports to undo the economic damage.

Keep begging, Joe. It’s going to take a while.

Another way to put it is: Joe Biden, the man who gave billions of dollars worth of our military materiel to the Taliban, also gave millions of our tax dollars to Ukraine to build pipelines … probably for Vladimir Putin’s Russian natural gas industry.

President Trump said it best, “Joe Biden has played right into Vladimir Putin’s hands.”

CURRENT EVENTS AND NEWS 📰 HEADLINES FOR 4/30/22

CURRENT EVENTS AND NEWS 📰 HEADLINES FOR 4/30/22

Elon Musk Sells Billions of Dollars in Tesla Stock.

Weather, Severe Storms, Midwest, Texas, Oklahoma.

Ukraine fights to hold off Russian advances in south, east https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-business-evacuations-moscow-f1d99718192f44056b839595996ac72e

DeSantis vows Florida will allow people to carry firearms without permits ‘before I am done as governor’ | CNN Politics https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/29/politics/desantis-concealed-firearms/index.html

Wall Street closes sharply lower on Amazon slump, inflation worries https://www.reuters.com/business/futures-fall-amazon-apple-results-disappoint-2022-04-29/

Doctors may not get abortion training if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/education/3471732-doctors-may-not-get-abortion-training-if-supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade/

Is Russia Using Dolphins To Guard Key Naval Base? Photos Suggest So, Analyst Says. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/russia-dolphins-naval-base_n_626a2e4ce4b0bc48f5774806

Jack Dorsey says he’s against permanent Twitter bans – TechCrunch https://social.techcrunch.com/2022/04/29/jack-dorsey-against-permanent-twitter-bans-with-an-asterisk/

Biden seeks to lure Russia’s top scientists to the U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/world/europe/biden-russia-scientists.html

Egg-laying facility in Iowa kills 5.3 million chickens, fires 200-plus workers https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rembrandt-farms-iowa-avian-flu-kills-5-million-chickens-fires-workers/

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told friends that Trump is ‘a maniac’ and said he admired his daughter’s impeachment vote: book https://www.businessinsider.com/dick-cheney-trump-maniac-daughter-liz-impeachment-vote-gop-book-2022-4

Evidence of Trump officials’ meddling puts trust spotlight on CDC https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/29/evidence-of-trump-officials-meddling-puts-spotlight-on-trust-in-cdc-00029058

‘What Are We Supposed to Cut Back?’ Britons at Risk as Fuel Bills Skyrocket. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/30/business/cost-of-living-uk-prices.html

U.S. FAA extends environmental review of SpaceX program in Texas https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/us-faa-extends-environmental-review-spacex-program-texas-2022-04-29/

At least five Russian businessmen have died by apparent suicide in just three months | CNN https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/29/europe/russian-oligarchs-suicides-intl/index.html

Franklin Graham Praises the World’s Richest Man for Pro-Free Speech Stance https://www.charismanews.com/culture/89021-franklin-graham-praises-the-world-s-richest-man-for-pro-free-speech-stance

How to watch the April 2022 solar eclipse online https://nypost.com/2022/04/30/first-solar-eclipse-of-2022-to-occur-on-saturday/

Russia expects trade with China to reach $200 billion by 2024, Ifax reports https://www.reuters.com/business/russia-expects-trade-with-china-reach-200-bln-by-2024-ifax-2022-04-30/

SpaceX posts stunning footage of Dragon capsule traveling to the ISS.

Cases are rising in nearly every corner of the United States. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/world/coronavirus-cases-us.html

Special grand jury considering Trump election interference in Georgia convenes Monday https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-georgia-election-interference-grand-jury/

Dow Jones Dives; Tesla Stock Falls As Elon Musk Reveals This; Amazon Plunges Despite Bullish Calls https://www.investors.com/market-trend/stock-market-today/dow-jones-dives-tesla-stock-rallies-as-elon-musk-reveals-this-amazon-stock-plunges-despite-bullish-calls/

Here’s what we know about the deaths of 3 children at Camp Lejeune https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2022/04/29/heres-what-we-know-about-the-deaths-of-3-children-at-camp-lejeune/

Deutsche Bank Issues Warning About the Economy as the Fed Reins in Inflation https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/04/29/deutsche-bank-warns-a-major-recession-is-coming-n2606472

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Energy Secretary Shows Her Green Enthusiasm Is Just for Show

Energy Secretary Shows Her Green Enthusiasm Is Just for Show

Whether it is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg saying that if you owned a $50,000 electrical vehicle you won’t have to worry about gas inflation, or numerous officials saying that our energy goals should be zero fossil fuels, the Biden administration is fully onboard with the far-left environmental lobby. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm parrots the green agenda like every other member of the administration.

Besides being the only person in the imaginary world to be able to drive on sunshine, she also is not very convincing in the real world either. In a recent publicity event, she did not know how to charge an electric vehicle, even though she claims to own one.

This would not be the first time a politician was exposed for not really knowing what they are talking about. It just confirms that the people in charge are not concerned with the truth, either of their own actions or the viability of going green.

The current state of the power grid cannot handle a large shift to electric vehicles, nor are renewable energy sources like wind or solar in a position to be able to pick up the slack. You would be hard-pressed to find an American who does not want clean water to drink and pure air to breathe. That is why the environmental lobby has become so powerful. It just sounds so good.

You cannot talk your way out of reality, however. The rush to green policies is partially responsible for massive inflation in gas and energy prices. Although we are not experiencing issues in the electrical grid like some of our European partners, creating an unstable grid can quickly become a national security issue for the United States.

Instead of leaders who are particularly good at saying the required platitudes about the environment, we need sober-minded people who will look at what can and cannot be done with current technology and make decisions based on reality. Not how we wish things to be. People like Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm who can ‘drive on sunshine’ are part of the problem, not the solution.

Yuval Hariri Tells You What The Vaccines Really Do

Yuval Hariri Tells You What The Vaccines Really Do

The guru of our corrupt globalist elite really hates human beings too

Emerald Robinson

20 hr ago

Let’s review what we do know about the new COVID gene alteration therapies that really distinguishes them from actual vaccines, shall we?

They don’t prevent you from getting COVID.

They don’t prevent you from spreading COVID.

They don’t limit the severity of COVID if you get infected.

In fact, they don’t do anything that vaccines are supposed to do. This raises aprofound question: what are they really supposed to do?

There happens to be an Israeli professor of history who has profoundly influenced Klaus Schwab and the global cartel of trans-humanist oligarchs — and he’s more than happy to tell you what the vaccines actually do. He’s the leading thinker, the arch-guru, of the Silicon Valley dictator set. His name is Yuval Hariri.

April 20th 2022

At one globalist conference, he explained exactly what the COVID pandemic was being used by the globalist elites to do: “COVID is critical because this is what convinces people to accept, to legitimize, total biometric surveillance. If we want to stop this epidemic — we need to not just monitor people, we need to monitor what is happening underneath their skin.”

Yuval Hariri has said similar things at many other conferences and lectures as well: “Maybe in a couple of decades, when people look back, the thing they will remember from the COVID crisis, is: this is the moment when everything went digital. This was the moment when everything became monitored — that we agreed to be surveilled all the time. Not just in authoritarian regimes but even in democracies. This was the moment when surveillance went under the skin.”

Do you see? COVID is not the “accidental” release of a bioweapon derived from a Chinese bat coronavirus — it’s actually an opportunity for governments and global corporations to create a total surveillance system around the world that will ultimately control every human being. 

This sounds like science fiction. It is not. There are secret ingredients in the COVID vaccines like graphene oxide (that the corporate media tells you is a conspiracy theory of course!) that can transmit data outside the body — like your heart rate.

What do the COVID vaccines really do? They usher in the Age of Total Surveillance.

Professor Hariri explained this new and terrifying reality (that he wants to usher into the world) to the World Economic Forum in 2018 where our corrupt elites embraced the idea that they would be the immortal masters of the world while they enslaved the rest of us in their new “digital dictatorship.”

Professor Hariri is not alone in his depravity — just check out what DARPA is working on. Needless to say: DARPA (and the Pentagon more broadly) is not really in the healthcare business and couldn’t be less interested in “healing bodies” more effectively. This is simply the cover, the excuse, for the radical intrusion into every sphere of human life which can only be called: totalitarian techno-fascism.

Hariri is not really a humanist either— he doesn’t have any love for humanity. Nor is he really interested in the preservation of democracy. He is the psuedo-prophet of a one world government that would enslave humanity forever using a version of communist China’s social credit system to keep the masses under control. 

For instance, Professor Hariri predicts a future where the machines we have created have no more use for humans (because of Artifical Intelligence) and so “by 2050 a new class of people might emerge – the useless class. People who are not just unemployed, but unemployable.” Why would we allow such a future? The premise of the question is not something Hariri explains for obvious reasons. Why would he? He’s on the side of the machines.

Technology is going to turn the Davos crowd into gods, and the working class into peasants to be eliminated as so many “useless eaters.” After all, we humans “should get used to the idea that we are no longer mysterious souls.” We are “hackable animals” so Hariri wants you to get ready to be hacked.

The best way to describe Hariri’s worldview is that he is a nihilist — but nihilism doesn’t really capture how dark and dangerous his thinking happens to be: “As far as we can tell from a purely scientific viewpoint, human life has absolutely no meaning. Humans are the outcome of blind evolutionary processes that operate without goal or purpose. Our actions are not part of some divine cosmic plan, and if planet earth were to blow up tomorrow morning, the universe would probably keep going about its business as usual. As far as we can tell at this point, human subjectivity would not be missed. Hence any meaning that people inscribe to their lives is just a delusion.”

People like Hariri who believe that nothing is real and that everything is permitted are the most dangerous people of all — traditional morality to them is simply a construct that only the weak obey. Hariri’s atheism wants to touch the abyss, and summon the darkness. Even his pessimism is pessimistic. For him, life has no meaning. Free will is an illusion. God does not exist. Religions are transparently absurd attempts to create meaning. Truth is a fiction — only power is real. Humanity is not to be pitied so much as controlled by a superior race of the wealthy and the powerful that (no surprise) enjoy paying exorbitant fees to hear Professor Hariri discuss their future as gods on earth.

Biohackinfo 🇸🇪 @biohackinfo “The really big revolution will be when the #AI Revolution merges with the #Biotech Revolution, and goes under the skin.” -Noah Yuval Hariri

Yuval Hariri has only one soft spot, and that’s for animals in our food supply. He’s a vegan apparently: “Domesticated chickens and cattle may well be an evolutionary success story, but they are also among the most miserable creatures that ever lived. The domestication of animals was founded on a series of brutal practices that only became crueller with the passing of the centuries.”

“Let’s enslave humanity, and spare the chickens” is a strange message because chickens and cattle are animals that should be spared in Hariri’s view — but then humans are animals too (Hariri says this again and again) but we don’t deserve any sympathy in the final analysis.

One can’t help but notice the obvious self-hatred contained in these elementary philosophical contradictions that any 5 year old child would notice instantly. Hariri is not a great thinker. He’s not even a sub-par historian. He’s the limp-wristed avatar of a globalist cabal (Bill Gates, Xi Jinping, Klaus Schwab, Larry Fink) that seeks to destroy Western democracies in order to rule behind the scenes like so many Wizards of Oz.

These people are, in other words, the enemies of all humanity.

Fauci Says The Pandemic Is Over… Then Walks It Back After He Is Dressed Down By The White House

By Adam Wilson | Apr 28, 2022

Fauci has shielded himself from criticism by claiming that he is not beholden to politicians and that his recommendations are solely based on the ‘science.’

During Trump’s presidency, Fauci consistently contradicted Trump, including when Trump was attempting to get the US past Covid-19 so that authoritarian lockdowns could be lifted.

It turns out that Fauci, like other government bureaucrats who claim to be apolitical, is willing to tweak his messaging when he is pressured by Democratic politicians and liberal activists.

Last week, Fauci said that the United States was ‘out of the pandemic phase’ and that infections and deaths were at a low level.

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” Fauci said. “Namely we don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now.”

“So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are. What we hope to do, I don’t believe, and I have spoken about this widely, we’re not going to eradicate this virus,” he said. “If we can keep that level very low, and intermittently vaccinate people — and I don’t know how often that would have to be.”

Then, the White House contradicted him, saying that the pandemic ‘isn’t over. Biden clearly intends to milk the pandemic for all its worth with midterms coming up and isn’t willing to let ‘science’ get in the way.

“COVID isn’t over, and the pandemic isn’t over,” Psaki told reporters on Wednesday.

Presumably, Fauci got a private dressing down from the Biden White House after they were forced to contradict him.  Yesterday, he walked back his comments and claimed that he only intended to say that the ‘acute’ phase of the pandemic is over.

“I want to clarify one thing,” Fauci told NPR on Wednesday. “I probably should have said the acute component of the pandemic phase, and I understand how that can lead to some misinterpretation.”

It’s great to know that we are basing the science on what a man who can’t even string a coherent sentencetogether wants it to be.

Source: https://100percentfedup.com/fauci-says-the-pandemic-is-over-then-walks-it-back-after-he-is-dressed-down-by-the-white-house/

US economy shrank 1.4% at beginning of 2022, marking worst quarter in 2 years

US economy shrank 1.4% at beginning of 2022, marking worst quarter in 2 years

Economists expected the economy to expand by 1.1%, a marked slowdown from 2021

Published 11 hours ago

Harvard University professor Kenneth Rogoff, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, tells 'Mornings with Maria' that GDP falling at a 1.4% annualized rate is 'even below the worst' he thought it might have been. 

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The U.S. economy cooled markedly in the first three months of the year, as snarled supply chains, record-high inflation and labor shortages weighed on growth and slowed the pandemic recovery.

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, shrank by 1.4% on an annualized basis in the three-month period from January through March, the Commerce Department said in its first reading of the data on Thursday. 

COLLAPSING TRUCKER DEMAND COULD FORESHADOW LOOMING RECESSION

Refinitiv economists expected the report to show the economy had expanded by 1.1%. It marked the worst performance since the spring of 2020, when the U.S. economy was still deep in the throes of the COVID-induced recession. 

inflation groceries

“Today’s shock drop in GDP is a wake-up call that the economy isn’t as strong as we all thought,” said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment officer for Independent Advisor Alliance. “It’s possible that GDP gets revised higher next month, as this is just the first release and there will be two revisions, but it is a warning sign.”

The headline figure often obscures the whole picture because the Commerce Department calculates the GDP on a quarter-over-quarter basis as if that level of growth were sustained for a full year; in times of huge swings up or down, it can exaggerate both the decline in growth and the subsequent rebound.

Looking at the quarterly data, the nation’s GDP declined by about 0.3% from the fourth quarter to the first quarter, compared with an increase of 1.68% between the third and fourth quarter. 

Port California economy

The substantial downturn stems from a widening trade deficit, with the U.S. importing far more than it exported: In the three-month period from January to March, imports surged by nearly 20% as businesses and consumers bought more goods from abroad. But exports fell about 6% – an imbalance that widened the trade deficit. 

The U.S. also saw a slower pace of inventory investment by businesses in the first quarter, following a surge in investors at the end of 2021 as companies restocked in anticipation of the holiday-shopping season.

But key pillars of the economy – consumer spending and business investment – remained solid last quarter: Businesses and consumers boosted their spending by 3.6% at the start of the year, compared with 6.1% last year. Another bright spot in the economy is the jobs market. Unemployment fell to 3.6% last month, the lowest level since the pandemic began in February 2020, and jobless claims have continued to fall amid an exceptionally tight labor market.

“Huge miss on GDP this morning, but just looking at headlines is misleading,” said Cliff Hodge, chief investment officer for Cornerstone Wealth. “We’d rate the report neutral overall. Trade, inventories and government spending all dragged, but the consumer held up and business investment was strong.”

Mall shoppers Virginia

The latest data comes amid growing fears on Wall Street that a recession is looming in the next two years as a result of the Russian war in Ukraine, soaring inflation and an increasingly hawkish Federal Reserve. With the consumer price index at a 40-year high, the U.S. central bank is moving quickly to raise rates in an effort to cool demand. 

Fed policymakers hiked the benchmark federal funds rate by 25 basis points in March and have since telegraphed that steeper, 50-point rate hikes are “on the table” at upcoming meetings, beginning in May. 

The new challenges have prompted economists to downgrade their expectations for the year. The International Monetary Fund said in its latest World Economic Outlook that global domestic gross product will grow by 3.6% this year, a 0.8 percentage point drop from its January estimate. 

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has pushed back against concern that further tightening by the central bank will trigger a recession and has maintained optimism that the Fed can strike a delicate balance between taming inflation without crushing the economy. 

Still, he acknowledged the difficulty of the task ahead and said it is “absolutely essential” for central bankers to restore price stability. 

“Our goal is to use our tools to get demand and supply back in sync, so inflation moves back into place, without a slowdown that amounts to a recession,” Powell said during a recent panel discussion with the IMF and the World Bank. “I don’t think you’ll hear anyone at the Fed say that’s straightforward and easy. It’s going to be challenging.”

REPORT: 33-Year-Old Mother Paralyzed Following COVID Jab

REPORT: 33-Year-Old Mother Paralyzed Following COVID Jab

Another day, another tragedy. It’s become an all-too-familiar story by now.

Her doctor, her government and the mainstream media – all assured her it would be OK, and that the new experimental mRNA synthetic pharmaceutical cocktail was ‘safe and effective.’ In a mere moment, her entire life turned on a dime.

Just 12 hours after receiving her experimental COVID-19 gene therapy injection manufactured by Pfizer, 33-year-old mother Rachel Cecere’s body began rebelling against her, and she was later diagnosed with “acute distress to the nervous system.” Rachel found herself paralyzed from the neck down, but three weeks later she was able to regain strength in her upper body, except for her left hand.

The timing of the onset of her disease just after receiving the experimental ‘vaccine’ is suspect to say the least. Was her disability brought on by the jab? If so, who will be held accountable?

She is not alone either. To date the various vaccine adverse reactions databases in the US, UK, and EU alone contain, on the aggregate, millions of reported injuries, as well as tens of thousands of deaths following the experimental shot.

She asks in desperation, “When is this going to get better?” Watch: 

This video was published at Odysee on February 2, 2022

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