INFLATION WATCH - A report released Friday by a panel of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform highlighted how "certain corporations are using the cover of inflation to raise prices excessively, resulting in record profits and profit margins" at the expense of consumers.
Covid Vaccine - Truth Evaded. Pfizer Skated
ACCORDING TO LIZ - The story of Covid is the story of a disaster awash in a sea of lies. By the Chinese government, by Trump and his disciples, by those in the current administration, and by the developers, manufacturers and distributors of the vaccine.
5 Countries With The Most Restrictive Gambling Laws
Gambling activities are widely accessible and promoted through media and corporate sponsorships in all areas of life.
Ohio and the Battle for Populist America
ELECTION 2022 - This midterm year, in which many states have to choose between non-entities and the certifiably insane, Ohio is blessed by a real political dogfight.
Out of the Graveyard: the Return of the Pluto-Populists
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To Fight Inflation, Tax the Rich and Corporate Profiteers
THE ECONOMY - The world’s central bankers, almost without exception, are now busy swinging sledgehammers. Only whopping interest-rate hikes, they’re preaching, can pound down inflation’s rising prices.
Becoming A Successful Student: How to Write an A+ Essay in a Day
ESSAY WRITING - Writing may come quickly to some people, but for most college students, completing essays and other projects is an actual chore.
For America’s Top-Ranked CEOs, Too Much Is Never Enough
INEQUALITY - Apple Inc. had a fine 2021. The Cupertino-based company’s stock price closed the year up almost 39%, roughly 10% higher than the S&P 500overall, and its revenue surged by 33% in the fiscal year that ended in September 2021.
The “Mass Man” and the Specter of Fascism
FASCISM SPREAD - The specter of fascism is spreading across the country.
What Social Security Should Really Be Paying to Survive in This Economy
BUDGETING - Inflation continues to rise in the United States. Although gas prices have recently fallen since their record high over the summer, the cost of groceries rose by 11.4 percent over the last year, and there is no expectation that they will fall back to reasonable levels.
Dire Numbers and Major Challenges for the LAUSD and California’s Department of Education
EDUCATION - “America’s low literacy crisis is largely ignored, historically underfunded and woefully under-researched, despite being one of the great solvable problems of our time” – president of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Dictatorship? Raise hands
GOVERNMENT - Show of hands: Who wants the US to be a dictatorship?
Joe Manchin Is a Jobs-Killer
JOB MARKET - Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), claims on his website that creating jobs is his "top priority," and has used this status as a "job creator" to justify his outsized role in blocking climate action, even as the human-made environmental crisis brings devastating storms and heat waves.
The Fed's Rate Hikes Are Not Working. End Corporate Price-Gouging Instead
THE ECONOMY - The New York Times recently pointed to car dealerships as an example of a trend that has defined the pandemic era.
A Guide to STEM Career For Women in California
A STEM career is a difficult one, especially judging by the fast advancements we have made in these fields lately.
The Supreme Court Is Back in Session. Here’s What to Expect.
THE SUPREMES - As a new Supreme Court term began this week, many Americans are still feeling the aftershocks of the last one.
Safe Consumption Sites: Results, Please
DRUG PROBLEM - The supervised drug-injection nonprofit OnPointNYC, which runs city-authorized sites in East Harlem and Washington Heights, trumpeted its first-year results last week, claiming 500 lives saved from street-drug overdoses.
Medical Industry Donations Pour in for Texas AG Ken Paxton, Other Abortion Ban Supporters
ABORTION RIGHTS - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the top law enforcement officer and a zealous anti-abortion crusader in a state that has become ground zero in the right’s efforts to eliminate access to the procedure.
Winning Blackjack Strategy
With its esteemed reputation, it’s no surprise that blackjack is one of the most widely-played table games in the world, enjoyed by millions at online casinos and real-life gambling venues alike. The goal of blackjack is to get as close to 21 without going over and to have a higher hand than the dealer.
Blackjack, unlike roulette and craps, is not solely reliant on chance. While a good run of cards can certainly make you some money in Zodiac casino Canada, there’s always an element of skill involved in blackjack that can be used to increase your chances of winning. So if you’re looking to take your blackjack game up a notch, check out our tips and tricks below!
If you’re new to blackjack, the first thing you need to do is learn the basic rules of the game. Once you understand how blackjack works, you can begin experimenting with different strategies to see what works best for you.
Blackjack is a comparing card game played between a player and dealer, meaning that there are typically two hands involved in each game — the player’s hand and the dealer’s hand. The object of blackjack is to have a higher hand than the dealer without going over 21.
If both the player and dealer go over 21 (i.e., “bust”), then the player automatically loses the game.
Cards 2-10 are worth their face value, while Jacks, Queens, and Kings are each worth 10 points. Aces can be worth either 1 or 11 points, depending on what’s more advantageous for the player at any given time.
The odds in blackjack can be improved by using a basic strategy, which is a set of guidelines that tell you what action to take in every possible situation. By following these guidelines, you can minimize the casino’s edge and give yourself a better chance of winning.
There are many different blackjack strategies out there, but the most important thing is to find one that works for you and stick with it. It’s also crucial to remember that no matter what strategy you use, the house always has an edge. With that in mind, here are some general tips to help you improve your blackjack game:
- Always split aces and 8s.
- Never split 5s or 10s.
- Hit on a soft 17.
- Stand on a hard 17 or higher.
- Double down when you have a 10 or 11 and the dealer has a 9 or lower.
- Double down on a soft 18 if the dealer has a 9, 10, or 11.
- Surrender if you have a 16 and the dealer has a 9, 10, or ace.
While there is no guaranteed way to win at blackjack, following these tips can help you increase your chances of success. So give them a try next time you’re at the table, and see how much of a difference they make!
Reparations Task Force: State Could Owe Black Californians Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars
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Boebert, MTG Among US Republicans Celebrating Fascist Victory in Italy
GUEST COMMENTARY - As much of the world watched with alarm as the fascist Fratelli d'Italia party led a far-right coalition to victory in Italy on Sunday, Republican lawmakers in the United States had a much different reaction: Open glee.