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Biden saves the day, again, tentative railway labor deal has been reached, averting a strike

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A strike that could have halted both freight and passenger trains across the country seems to have been averted.

After a marathon negotiating session lasting 20 hours, the White House announced early Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached between rail companies and the unions representing conductors and engineers.

"This agreement is validation – validation of what I've always believed. Unions and management can work together, can work together for the benefit of everyone," President Biden said, calling the deal a win for America and for rail workers who worked tirelessly through the pandemic to deliver goods.

Union members still have to vote to ratify the agreement before it is finalized. A vote is not expected for at least a couple of weeks.

The parties had been negotiating the contract without resolution for several years and were facing a 12:01 am Friday deadline, the end of a "cooling off period."

Biden called in to the talks at 9 p.m. Wednesday night to urge groups to "be flexible, be creative, get a deal done," an official said. At 2 a.m. Thursday, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh called to announce they had a deal.

Already this week, freight rail companies had halted shipments of hazardous materials, including chlorine to water treatment plants and chemicals for fertilizers, not wanting those goods to be left unattended should a strike be called.

Amtrak said in a statement it is working to quickly restore canceled trains and reaching out to impacted customers to accommodate on first available departures. Yesterday, Amtrak announced that it was canceling all of its long-distance trains due to the threatened strike.
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Putin escalates war with nuke threats, 300K troop mobilization as protests sweep Russia

Russians took to the streets — and to the sky — Wednesday in opposition to Vladimir Putin’s mobilization order sending reservists to fight in Ukraine as his threats of nuclear warfare intensified.

The order — which would throw 300,000 more troops into the increasingly desperate fight — sparked a wave of protests across Russia and a run on one-way tickets out of the country.

The mobilization came alongside chilling threats to defend Russian territory with Nuclear weapons, as the Kremlin planned to call a quarter of Ukraine part of Russia.

“I want to remind you that our country also has various means of destruction,” Putin said in a Wednesday morning televised address. “When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal.”

With an icy stare at the camera, the Russian strongman added, “It’s not a bluff.”
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Famous weatherman fired for Gay onlyfans

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Students lied to, taken to anti-LGBT church service for indoctrination

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A group of students in Baton Rouge, Louisiana thought that they were going to a career fair on Tuesday. Instead, they found that they had been sent to an event described as an anti-LGBT church service.

According to Baton Rouge-based newspaper The Advocate, over 2,100 students from local high schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system were told that they were participating in a districtwide 'College & Career Fair.' However, when they arrived at their destination, the students, most of whom were seniors, discovered that they had been dropped off at an event called 'Day of Hope' at the Living Faith Christian Center.

According to reports, many of the students came away from this event feeling traumatized, as the 'Day of Hope' was centered on a number of sexually charged, anti-LGBT issues. This reportedly included separating the kids by male and female, and forcing male and female-transgender students to participate in discussions with the opposite sex. Additionally, one parent said that a number of transgender students were bullied during the event.

“Other students poured water on top of transgender students' heads without any repercussions by any of the adults present,” Brittany Bryant, a mother of a transgender child and high school biology teacher, wrote on Facebook. “They talked about rape (and) forgiving the offender, suicide, prayer leadership, and many more dark controversial topics. We had females in the bathrooms crying due to the topics of discussion."
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Wisconsin judge rules ballot workers can't fill out other people's ballots

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Wisconsin judge rules that poll workers can't fill out other peoples absentee ballots for them. Democrats absolutely ass blasted.
Wisconsin judge refuses to suspend absentee ballot ruling
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday sided with Republicans and declined to suspend his ruling from last week that state law does not allow election clerks to fill in missing information on witness certification envelopes that contain absentee ballots.
The ruling was expected to be quickly appealed by Democrats, who raised the concern that voters will face “whiplash” with potentially changing rules after absentee ballots are sent next week. The case is expected to ultimately end up before the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court, but it’s unclear whether there could be a ruling before the midterm election that’s just eight weeks away.
Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Aprahamian on Sept. 7 granted GOP motions and ordered that the state’s bipartisan elections commission to revoke its guidance to clerks telling them they can fill in missing information on the witness certificate.

He declined on Tuesday to put that ruling on hold, as requested by the the Waukesha County Democrat Corruption party.
The judge said in denying the stay request that the Republican Party of Waukesha County that brought the lawsuit, as well as the Legislature, have a much stronger likelihood of success than do Democrats.

Jeffrey Mandell, attorney for the Waukesha County Democratic Party, argued that its creating “voter whiplash” changing guidelines for accepting absentee ballots.

But the judge rejected that argument, saying the guidance in question only affects what clerks and local election officials can do with a ballot, not instructions to voters on what information needs to be on the ballot certificate.
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The Memo: Unease about Trump’s legal woes spreads through GOP

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Former President Trump has had one of his worst weeks on the legal front — and it is causing unease even among Republicans.

The most dramatic news was the suit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James that accuses Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization of huge fraud.

The case is civil, not criminal, but James is seeking a judgment of $250 million against the defendants.

Later the same day, a federal appeals court ruled against Trump in the dispute over sensitive documents seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago estate in August.

The appellate court’s verdict gives investigators immediate access to around 100 documents that were marked as classified, rather than having to wait for a separate ruling from a court-appointed special master.

Meanwhile, a probe in Georgia is still not getting the level of national attention that its gravity merits.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has told 17 people that they are targets of her investigation into efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election result in the state.

Among those facing the possibility of indictment is Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and Trump attorney.

Willis recently told The Washington Post that, if and when indictments are eventually issued, “people are facing prison sentences.”
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The Sejm of Poland adopted a resolution demanding from Germany

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The Polish Sejm (lower house of parliament) passed a resolution on war reparations from Germany for damages during World War II. 418 deputies supported the document, 4 opposed, 15 abstained, Polish Radio reports. Warsaw demands $1.3 billion from Berlin.

The Sejm wants the FRG to accept political, historical, legal and financial responsibility for the damage caused by the military aggression of Nazi Germany. Poland notes that it has never received compensation for human and material losses. The deputies also note that the country has not abandoned its claims to Berlin.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced in early September that he would send a note to Germany with a proposal to start negotiations on the payment of reparations. According to him, Poland should receive compensation from Germany so that "Polish-German reconciliation is exemplary.",Poland-to-demand-return-of-art-looted-by-Germany-Russia-in-WWII-officials

Malthusian Bill Gates continues to harm people

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Food prices have spiked 11.4% over the past year, the largest annual increase since May 1979, according to data released in mid-September by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Grocery prices jumped 13.5% and restaurant menu prices increased 8% in that period.
For those who struggled to buy food even before prices shot up, rising costs could mean falling into food insecurity, a state of unreliable access to affordable food.
"If food prices continue to increase at a rate that outpaces increases in wages, that is the inevitable consequence," said Jayson Lusk, head of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University. "The last time we had a big run up in food insecurity rates was in the wake of the Great Recession." Last year, about 10.2% of US households were food insecure, according to the USDA, slightly below the 10.5% rate in 2020 and 2019.

"The concern isn’t new, and it isn’t just with farmland. Former President George W. Bush caught similar heat years ago when he purchased 300,000 acres in Paraguay. The acreage included one of the largest freshwater aquifers in the world: Acuifero Guarani.
Land and water are two aspects of billionaires buying up the world’s essential resources. You can see why there is mass concern. The Great Water Grab is still ongoing and has been in motion for years."
[Gates using trust's to bypass monopoly and farmer protection law]
"[AGRA's} biggest achievement ... was “a 30 percent increase in hunger” across those same 13 nations where AGRA’s Western solutions had been implemented."
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