Tucker Carlson reveals that the media is covering up the reason for the riots and protests by the Yellow Vests in France for the past three weeks. The real reason is that President Macron has implemented a 30¢ global-warming tax on gas and diesel fuel that already costs over $7 per gallon. Half of that is tax. Chuck Davore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation says that the Yellow Vests working-class people are pushing back against being economically squeezed by the government while at the same time immigrants from Africa and the Middle East are being helped. Davore says the UN wants to raise the fuel tax to $49 over the next 12 years allegedly to fight climate change. He says the recent climate report based on flawed data put out by the US government was financed by leftist billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer both of whom are vying to become the next American president.
Last weekend, the Yellow Vests targeted the wealthy areas of Paris for riot, where stores were smashed and looted, dozens of cars were burnt, and police were overwhelmed by protesters. There are currently 15,000 angry French Yellow Vests signed up for next Saturday’s protests in Paris; three times as many as last weekend. 104,000 responded with a “maybe.” Most French citizens support the Yellow Vests’ cause. -GEG
French President Emmanuel Macron may institute emergency tax cuts in an attempt to stem violent protests which have gripped France for three weeks, according to Bloomberg.
The government is increasingly worried that the economy, alongside its own political fortunes, is threatened by demonstrations against fuel taxes that have spiraled into a push-back against Macron’s policies.
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the impact of the riots was “severe,” and left a meeting of finance ministers in Brussels to return to Paris for crisis talks with colleagues. –Bloomberg
In order to make the tax cuts work, the French government will need to find ways to cut spending that doesn’t hobble growth, as well as tax measures that will stimulate the economy.
For Macron, the stakes are high as he doesn’t want to damage the credibility he needs to push for reforms in Europe. The European Commission has already said his existing budget is at risk of non-compliance with EU rules.
According to Marc Touati, economist and president of business consultancy ACDEFI, Macron may be forced to take a more radical approach, even if that means the deficit slipping a bit. –Bloomberg
The protests have crippled revenues across the country, with some large supermarkets seeing drops as much as 25 percent. Hotel bookings have suffered a similar fate.
Toll-road operators Vinci SA and Eiffage SA meanwhile have seen their share prices decline as they have opened toll booths to let cars pass freely.
Whatever Macron has planned, he better act fast – as there are currently 15,000 angry French Yellow Vests signed up for next Saturday’s protests in Paris; three times as many as last weekend, while 104,000 are a “maybe.”
Rappoport says the two most prevalent tests are the antibody test and PCR, and that both are inaccurate because they fail to address whether the germ is the cause of the illness, or if the body has been successful in fighting off the virus, or if there is enough of the virus in the body to cause illness.
Despite police admitting that such incidents are not crimes, the incidents are still logged on a system and can show up during a background check when applying for work, and could prevent the accused from getting jobs; nearly 120,000 ‘hate incidents’ have been recorded.
The High Court ruled that it was unlawful when police visited a man at his work place about his tweets and told him that a non-crime “hate incident” would be recorded. The court found the actions of the police interfered with the man’s right to freedom of expression.
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A tentative settlement awarding $25 million to Weinstein’s alleged victims has been reached to resolve nearly all lawsuits stemming from the scandal. However, Weinstein would not have to pay anything as the studio’s insurance companies would cover the cost.
National police forces of 10 EU member states are calling to create a system of interlinked facial recognition databases in addition to Prüm, the EU-wide database-cross-referencing system that already allows for all-at-once scanning of individual DNA, fingerprint, and vehicle registration databases.
It is theorized that Mattia, who is considered the first patient to fall ill from the coronavirus in the area, may have contracted the virus from his manager who returned to Italy from China on January 21. However, the manager still shows no signs of the virus.
ICE agents arrested two repeat-offender Mexican nationals at Sonoma County Court despite a California law prohibiting federal agens from making arrests at courthouses without a warrant from a judge. ICE claims it doesn’t matter what laws California put in place, because they don’t nullify federal immigration laws.
Zimmerman is going after Democrat presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for their remarks on Twitter that USA Today said were made “for political gain in misguided and malicious attempts to bolster their standings amongst African-American voters, all at Zimmerman’s expense.”
Three trains derailed in February after a far-left extremist website called on fellow extremists to sabotage the trains in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation anti-pipeline protests. Such protests have crippled Canada’s rail system.
In 2018, Bayer bought Monsanto, a manufacturer of dicamba herbicide, for $63-billion, and, therefore, now holds Monsanto’s liability. Internal emails indicated that Monsanto refused to test the product for safety so they could claim that there was no evidence of a health risk.
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France is considering criminalizing anti-government protests that are not authorized by the government itself. Protest leaders are being arrested during the night. The Yellow Vests have unnerved globalists by supporting a plan to withdraw money from the banks and crash the euro.
Doug Ford was recently elected as the new Premier of Ontario, and he has promised to end the carbon cap-and-trade system in his province when he takes office. He also promised to fight Trudeau’s federal carbon tax and environmental policies. Ontario participates in a cap-and-trade partnership with neighboring Quebec and the debt-ridden state of California. Ford says that carbon pricing inhibits business, hurts families and doesn’t do anything for the environment.
As long as individuals are required by law to pay into a system not of their choosing and without an option to leave, corruption will flourish and pensions will suffer. When coercion enters, virtue and excellence leave. The people of France are headed into a long conflict in which both of their options are doomed.