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    Sri Lanka went woke and now it’s gone broke with enough gasoline to last “for a single day.”


    “The Ministry of Finance” of the Democratic Socialist Republic “is finding it difficult to raise $5 million required to import gas,” new President Ranil Wickremesinghe told his hungry and broke nation on Monday.


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    The Indian Ocean island nation’s government committed the country to 100% organic farming in 2021.

    Can you guess what happened in between banning agrochemicals and 200 rioting Sri Lankans being shot dead in the streets by security forces?


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    Within six months of the ban, rice production in the country—a once very sufficient industry—dropped 20 percent, forcing Sri Lanka to import $450 million of rice to meet supply needs and surging rice prices rose nearly 50 percent.

    Now, Sri Lanka will pay farmers across the country 40,000 million rupees ($200 million) to compensate for their barren harvests and crop failures. In addition to the funding, the Sri Lankan government will pay $149 million in price subsidies to rice farmers impacted by the loss.

    Formerly self-sufficient, taxpaying farmers were forced on the government dole — by the government.


    Sri Lanka doesn’t produce much more than farm commodities like rice, coffee, and tea, so you probably know what happened next.


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    Sri Lanka is on the brink of bankruptcy and has suspended payments on its foreign loans. Its economic miseries have brought on a political crisis, with the government facing a protests and a no-confidence motion in Parliament.


    The reserves declined to $3.1 billion by the end of 2021, and to $1.9 billion by the end of March, he said. With foreign currency in short supply thanks to less tourism and other revenues, official reserves were tapped to pay for importing essentials including fuel, gas, coal and medicines beginning in August 2021.


    That’s why Wickremesinghe said that “Although the former government’s budget projected revenue of SLR 2.3 trillion, SLR 1.6 trillion is the realistic projection of this year’s revenue.”


    Other people’s money always seems to run out, doesn’t it?


    The country must import everything from gasoline to medicine, but President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s all-organic plan wiped out the country’s tax revenues and the foreign currency reserves it needs to buy all those imports.


    The protests started out mostly peaceful last week, with citizens doing nothing more violent than dumping politicians’ cars into rivers.


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    A two-year-old tweet from incoming White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed that the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election was “stolen” from Democrat Stacey Abrams by Republican Brian Kemp.


    “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams,” Jean-Pierre tweeted along with a link to a story about Kemp’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Abrams accused Kemp, who was Georgia’s secretary of state at the time of the 2018 vote, of using his post as the Peach State’s top election officer to unlawfully suppress Democratic totals by purging the rolls of eligible voters

    It doesn't appear the Russian military is much better than Saddam Hussein's military was

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