Hundreds of billions were spent by the US in Afghanistan. Here are 10 of the starkest examples of ‘waste, fraud and abuse’

Half a billion dollars of aircraft that flew for about a year. A huge $85 million hotel that never opened, and sits in disrepair. Camouflage uniforms for the Afghan army whose fancy pattern would cost an extra $28 million. A healthcare facility listed as located in the Mediterranean Sea. CNN

An energy crisis is gripping the world, with potentially grave consequences

Energy is so hard to come by right now that some provinces in China are rationing electricity, Europeans are paying sky-high prices for liquefied natural gas, power plants in India are on the verge of running out of coal, and the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States stood atContinue reading “An energy crisis is gripping the world, with potentially grave consequences”

Mexican cartel fires a MACHINE GUN across the border into the US with bullets zipping above a National Guard observation post as migrants flood in

The footage was captured by a reporter amid reports that Texas National Guard members have seen cartel gunfights increase near the border recently  Soldiers told Melugin that they have been taunted in recent days by the cartel members, who are armed, while standing across the Rio Grande  Roma, Texas may be one of the busiestContinue reading “Mexican cartel fires a MACHINE GUN across the border into the US with bullets zipping above a National Guard observation post as migrants flood in”

Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor amid corruption probe

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday that he plans to step down in an effort to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors’ announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation. Associated Press

Justice Department Makes Quiet Push on Antitrust Enforcement

The department shares antitrust authority with the Federal Trade Commission, whose new liberal leadership has drawn much of the early spotlight. Yet in recent months the DOJ has blocked a major insurance-industry merger between Aon PLC and rival Willis Towers Watson PLC; filed an aggressive challenge to a partnership between American Airlines Group Inc. and JetBlue Airways Corp. ; and withdrawn from a real-estate industry settlement in order to take aContinue reading “Justice Department Makes Quiet Push on Antitrust Enforcement”

Democrats and Media Do Not Want to Weaken Facebook, Just Commandeer its Power to Censor

“Whistleblower” Frances Haugen is a vital media and political asset because she advances their quest for greater control over online political discourse. Glenn Greenwald – Substack

America Is Running Out of Everything

The U.S. economy isn’t yet experiencing a downturn akin to the 1970s period of stagflation. This is something different, and quite strange. Americans are settling into a new phase of the pandemic economy, in which GDP is growing but we’re also suffering from a dearth of a shocking array of things—test kits, car parts, semiconductors,Continue reading “America Is Running Out of Everything”

Americans’ Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

36% in U.S. have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in mass media 68% of Democrats, 31% of independents and 11% of Republicans trust media Democrats’ and independents’ trust is down five points since 2020, GOP’s flat Gallup