The Funeral Business Is Booming. And Not Because Of Covid

So bad funeral companies are starting to worry.

Today Service Corporation International, the largest for-profit funeral operator in North America, had its quarterly earnings call. SCI had another great quarter, you’ll be pleased to hear! So far in 2022 the company has made almost $500 million in profits – and its stock rose more than 10 percent today after its earnings report.

(Death is your best investment!)

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HILARIOUS: CBS News Viciously Mocked By Elon Musk After Re-Joining Twitter Just 2 DAYS After They Said They Would Quit Forever

CBS News quit posting content on Twitter over the weekend because of ‘uncertainty’ created by Elon Musk.

This came after many employees chose to leave the company after Musk had written a letter to employees asking them to commit to a more strenuous work environment with longer hours.

During this time Elon Musk had already begun a poll asking if Twitter users wanted the company to reinstate Trump’s account.

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Homemade energy crisis? Another refinery, owned by Chevron, goes up in flames – sabotage of oil infrastructure?

(Natural News) The night of the midterm election, another oil refinery, this one owned by Chevron and located in El Segundo, Calif., caught fire under mysterious circumstances.

Firefighters were called to the scene, which was described as a “massive fire” – see the video below. Officials say they have no idea how the fire started.

 

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Hobby Lobby Owner Cites Christian Faith in Decision to Give Company Away: God Is the ‘True Owner’

The billionaire owner of Hobby Lobby says he is giving away his ownership of the company and cites his Christian faith for the decision.

“I chose God,” wrote David Green, 80, in an op-ed for Fox News on Friday.

Green founded the arts and crafts retail chain in Oklahoma in 1970 on a $600 loan, according to Forbes. Since then, Hobby Lobby has blossomed into a multibillionaire company with 970 stores across the country. Green is currently worth an estimated $13.7 billion.

However, as Green amassed a great amount of wealth, he became fixated on the question if he was an owner of the company and his wealth or a steward — which he defines as: “a manager of what you’ve been entrusted with.”

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Amtrak Cancels All Long-Distance Travel Ahead Of Possible Nationwide Railroad Strike

Amtrak announced cancellations of all long-distance train routes this week ahead of a nationwide railroad strike that could begin as soon as Friday.

BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific announced embargoes on certain shipments earlier this week as negotiations continue with multiple rail unions. Amtrak, whose employees are not involved with the negotiations, operates largely on track maintained and dispatched by freight companies.

Amtrak is “hopeful that parties will reach a resolution,” although the company “has now begun phased adjustments to our service in preparation for a possible freight rail service interruption later this week,” according to a statement provided to Reuters.

Trains servicing Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Antonio, New Orleans, San Francisco, and other major cities are subject to cancellation. Amtrak will only operate trains this week if they “will have enough time to reach their final destinations” before Friday.

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Two Children Almost Taken From Mother After Using Taco Bell’s Wi-Fi for School

Two young girls were almost taken from their mother after Taco Bell employees discovered them using the fast-food restaurant’s Wi-Fi for school. The viral photo shows employees at a Taco Bell in Salinas, California, attempting to talk to the two girls as they’re sitting outside with their homework and laptops.

The photo sparked concern over the children’s lack of resources and the digital inaccessibility in lower-income communities.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de León tweeted the photo and called out the digital divide in California.

“This is California, home to Silicon Valley…but where the digital divide is as deep as ever,” León said. “Where 40% of all Latinos don’t have internet access. This generation deserves better.”

While some were alarmed by the kids’ lack of resources, some were concerned over the children’s well-being. Child Protective Services conducted a welfare check but found no signs of neglect or abuse.

After hearing that the family couldn’t pay rent, local community members stepped in and put the family in a hotel before launching a GoFundMe. Salinas City Elementary School District, where the two girls are students, said it’s working to supply internet hotspots.

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63% of small business are now on hiring freeze, 10% laying off employees

The demand for labor in small businesses in the U.S. hit record-low in August as 63 percent are now putting their hiring on hold because they can’t afford to augment their workforce. Also, 10 percent of small businesses laid off employees last month.

These numbers were based from a recent Alignable Research Center poll. For comparison, 45 percent of small businesses had hiring freeze and four percent fired employees in July.

A total of 5,618 small business employers participated in the poll from Aug. 13 to Sept. 6. About 60 percent of the entrepreneurs said freezing hiring and firing their employees were inevitable as labor costs are at least 50 percent higher than they were pre-Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Twenty-nine percent lamented that payroll costs have doubled. Almost half of the respondents stated that they halted hiring due to economic factors, including general inflation, labor costs and fears of a recession. By state, 75 percent of New York small businesses stopped hiring, 74 percent in Ohio, and 68 percent in Pennsylvania.

Some 66 percent of small business owners say the country “is in a recession for sure,” with 28 percent adding it feels more like a “depression.”

Moreover, only 23 percent of small business owners say they have fully recovered financially from the worst years of COVID, which declined by two percent from July and down 20 percent from December 2021. This recovery rate is the lowest the Alignable Research Center has seen in more than a year. (Related: THANKS, BIDEN: Small businesses struggle as highest inflation in decades wrecks US economy.)

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FORCE MAJEURE: Massive global shutdowns are now under way for METALS SMELTING operations covering iron, copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc and STEEL

(Natural News) Without metals and industrial elements — steel, copper, aluminum, iron ore, nickel, zinc, titanium, etc. — human civilization cannot exist. Nearly all manufacturing is dependent on metals for industrial processes. Even plastics cannot be made without metals for the injection molding, and aluminum and copper are required for all electrical systems, both commercial and residential.

Yet right now, aluminum, copper and steel plants are shutting down worldwide. We’ve compiled a list (see below) of just some of the shutdowns so far this year.

Some shutdowns are happening under “force majeure” declarations. Others cite sky-high energy prices, and yet others say there’s not enough demand as the global economy implodes (by design).

In today’s podcast (below), I cover the global shut downs of metals smelting and fabrication operations, revealing the shocking global trend of the dismantling of infrastructure that keeps humanity alive. Note that this is happening in parallel with global shutdowns of:

  • Food, fertilizer and agriculture
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Housing

Thus, billions of human beings are being thrust into a scenario where they face unemployment, bankruptcy, starvation and freezing temperatures, even as their own (western) governments plot against them to maximize suffering and death.

Below, find the full list of metals and steel plants that have so far shut down around the world. But first, here’s the Situation Update podcast that gets into this (and much more), covering the day’s explosive news items with analysis and commentary:

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Bashundhara Bitumen to be used for Padma Bridge link road, Payra Port

Chinese engineering firm Xing Xu Construction Company Limited (XCCL) will use Bashundhara Bitumen in Payra Port, Padma Bridge link road and Cox’s Bazar airport extension projects.

Bashundhara Oil and Gas Company Limited (BOGCL) signed an agreement with the reputed construction agency on Saturday to supply world-class bitumen to their present and upcoming projects.

Xing Xu Construction Managing Director Liang Jusheng and Bashundhara Group Managing Director’s Secretary Maksudur Rahman signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on behalf of their respective sides at a function at Bashundhara Industrial Headquarters -1 in the capital.
Liang Jusheng termed the agreement with Bashundhara Group as an honour for the China engineering company.

“We have been involved in several constructions for human dispatching in Bangladesh since our arrival  to the country seven years ago. There are different projects including airport, land and sea ports. We are very happy to work with Bashundhara (Group),” he said.

The chief executive believes the both companies will have more chance to explore cooperation in different tires towards a great future.

BOGCL has agreed to supply penetration 60/70 grade bitumen according to their requirement at market rate.

On behalf of the company, Maksudur Rahman expressed gratitude to Xing Xu Construction for signing the memorandum of understanding for procuring Bashundhara bitumen for their projects.

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New York Store Is Selling ‘Wet Pants Denim’ For $75

 

  • A New York-based company is selling jeans designed with permanent piss stains.
  • According to Wet Pants Denim, their products aim to “mimic the aesthetic of urinary incontinence without the commonly associated discomfort.”
  • Some people “have a fetish wherein they pee their pants because they like the way it looks,” added the company’s CEO.

We’ve seen a lot of strange fashion products being sold on the web but this has one of the craziest ever. Apparently, an online store from New York is selling jeans that look like you’ve literally pissed yourself.

Sounds disgusting, you say? Well, wait until you see the pics below!

“Wet Look, Dry Feel.”

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