Year: 2022

(JUST THE NEWS) – Like a slow-motion train wreck that wasn’t thwarted, the Christmas holiday travel disaster was forewarned to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg a month ago by members of his own party who pleaded he take more aggressive action to force airlines to address wary consumer concerns about growing flight cancelations, delays and ticket refunds.
“Passengers are rightfully displeased with airline performance … Consumers deserve even stronger protections,” Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

A New Zealand man was vaccinated against Covid-19 up to 10 times in one day on behalf of other people. Officials called him “unbelievably selfish.” Astrid Koornneef, group manager of operations for the Covid-19 vaccine and immunization program in New Zealand, said the country’s Ministry of Health was aware of the issue and taking the matter […]
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Every year when we compile this round-up, I find the retrospective interesting. It says a lot about the things that were on our minds the most strongly over the previous year. Often we’ve all but forgotten stories that grabbed our attention the most thoroughly by the time the holidays have rolled around.
This year, there was a lot of coverage of Russia and concerns about China. However, the overarching theme was without a doubt, concerns about our food supply.
Without further ado, here are the top 22 of 2022.
#22) Meat Prices are SKYROCKETING. Here’s How to Get Ready.

New Jersey sports bettors cannot wager on the Citrus Bowl because of Drew Brees. The 43-year-old Super Bowl champion was in direct violation of state regulations, whether knowingly or not.
Drew Brees is at fault.
On Friday afternoon, three days prior to kickoff, New Jersey gaming regulators ordered all sportsbooks to halt betting on the game between Purdue and LSU. It also said that all existing bets on the Citrus Bowl that were placed after Dec. 15 must be voided.
That was the day that Brees accepted a position with his alma mater’s coaching staff as an interim assistant.

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(CNBC) – The surge in egg prices has stood out in a year when Americans saw their bills balloon across the grocery store.
Average egg prices jumped 49.1% in November compared with those a year earlier — the largest annual percentage increase among all grocery items in that period, according to the consumer price index, a barometer of inflation. By comparison, the overarching “food at home” category was up 12%.

The London Metal Exchange will enter 2023 with the smallest available warehouse stockpiles in at least 25 years, setting the stage for future squeezes and spikes. This is what the de-growthers want. The climate crazies won’t let us mine, and China is doing it instead. Could the sanctions have anything to do with it? “Available […]
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If you’re a resident in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and need a quick buck, there might be an exciting new opportunity for you.
Of course, if you’re a resident of Kansas City, you’re probably already aware that the city has been plagued by a recent issue prompting that aforementioned fiscal opportunity — there is a distinct lack of 911 dispatchers to take emergency calls.
As KCUR-FM reported in June, when this issue first began rearing its ugly head, Kansas City is struggling to answer 75 percent of 911 calls within 15 seconds.