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Economist: Europeans Are “Mad With Anger And it Will Worsen”

Charles Gave blasts leaders for “destroying the European economy.”

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Predicting that cost of living protests in the Czech Republic and Germany will spread around the continent, a prominent economist warns that European citizens are “mad with anger and it will worsen.”

On Saturday, over 70,000 people took to the streets of Prague to demand an end to weapons supplies and neutrality regarding the conflict in Ukraine.

Numerous demonstrations are also set to take place in major German cities over the next month as energy bills and inflation soar as a result of sanctions on Russia and over dependence on green energy.

“The demonstrations in Prague and Germany are only the beginning. The price of gas and consequently of electricity are driving the European citizens mad with anger and it will worsen,” French economist Charles Gave told Sputnik.

Gave went on to assert that many Europeans aren’t buying the narrative that the situation, which culminated in the shut down of gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, is all Vladimir Putin’s fault.

“The European governments and the European Commission speak of a ‘manipulation’ by Russia, but people perceive very well that the decision to stop importing Russian gas and oil was a European decision, taken by Brussels without even thinking of the impact it will have on the European economy,” he said.

The economist blasted European leaders for their obsession with net zero and climate change hysteria, which has left the continent totally lacking in self-sufficiency.

“For the last 15 years, our European leaders have gone into a climate craze, promoting magic mirrors and windmills as the solution. It does not work. These solutions demand the same capacity in gas power plants,” Gave said.

The economist firmly blamed globalist technocrat leaders for sacrificing the interests of Europeans on the altar of prolonging a war that will cause economic devastation.

“They [Europeans] even believe that it is the bad Russians that have closed the tap of oil and gas, while it is our own leaders in Europe that have stupidly imposed these sanctions that are destroying the European economy. We, Europeans, are bringing stagflation onto our head. Before the people realize it, it will be too late. Macron, [German Chancellor Olaf] Scholz, von der Leyen and the like will never admit they were wrong and present excuses,” he asserted.

As we highlighted yesterday, police in the UK are preparing for a widespread “breakdown in public order” caused by the cost of living crisis if new Prime Minister Liz Truss doesn’t authorize a big enough government handout.

Truss is set to freeze all energy bills for at least two years at a cost of hundreds of billions of pounds, an expense that will inevitably be passed on to the taxpayer at a later date.

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Video: Reporter Asks White House If Biden Is Responsible For Gas Prices Rising Again

After he took a victory lap when prices dropped slightly

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Fox News reporter Peter Doocy once again exposed the hypocrisy of the Biden administration Tuesday by asking the White House Press Secretary if Joe Biden is still responsible for changes in gas prices after they spiked again.

When gas prices dropped by cents a few weeks ago, Joe Biden took a massive victory lap, with aides celebrating how the administration was responsible for prices coming down, despite the fact that they were still close to $2/gal HIGHER than when Biden took office.

Now gas prices have gone back up, so is Biden still responsible?

No, according to Karine Jean-Pierre it’s “a lot more nuanced than that”.

“You’ve said the President was responsible for gas prices coming down. Is [he] responsible for gas prices going up?” Doocy asked Karine Jean-Pierre.

Jean-Pierre responded “There have been global challenges…There’s been pandemic and…Putin’s war,” before she again touted Biden “saving American families, over $1 per gallon.”

Watch:

When gas prices drop Biden did that. When gas prices go up it’s “more nuanced.”

Of Course.

Oh, and Biden didn’t go to Saudi to ask for more oil.

This never happened…

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    Video: Tucker Carlson Suggests Biden Admin Blew Up Russian Gas Pipelines

    Accuses U.S. regime of “environmental terrorism”

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    As evidence piles up that the Russian Nord Stream gas pipelines were deliberately sabotaged, Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested Tuesday that the Biden regime is to blame.

    Pressure in the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline dropped from 300 to 7 bars on Sunday night, followed by a similar occurrence in Nord Stream 1’s on Monday afternoon.

    Explosions were detected in the vicinity off the undersea pipelines early Monday morning and Monday evening, registering 1.9 and 2.3 respectively on the Richter scale.

    Swedish seismologist Björn Lund, director of the Swedish National Seismic Network, SNSN, which measures Swedish earthquakes and explosions, told the national SVT television channel that the ruptures in the pipelines may have been caused by undersea detonations.

    “You can clearly see how the waves bounce from the bottom to the surface. There is no doubt that it was a blast. We even had a station in Gnosjö that picked this up,” said Lund, a lecturer in seismology at Uppsala University.

    European officials, including the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, as well as German government sources said sabotage could not be ruled out.

    In addition, according to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel, the CIA warned Berlin about a potential attack on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea “weeks ago.”

    EU MEP Radek Sikorski, the Chairman of the EU-USA delegation, literally thanked the U.S. for the incident:

    The sudden drop of pressure in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline may also have caused a gas leak near the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, a situation being monitored by Danish authorities.

    It goes without saying that these pipelines don’t just rupture on their own:

    Some have suggested that Russia purposefully sabotaged its own pipelines as a pretext to ramp up military engagements in Ukraine.

    During his show Tuesday, Carlson urged “If you are Vladimir Putin you would have to be a suicidal moron to blow up your own energy pipeline—that’s one thing you would never do,” Carlson said. “Natural gas pipelines are the main source of your power and wealth. And most critically, your leverage over other countries.”

    “Blowing up Nord Stream does not help Vladimir Putin,” Carlson added, further noting “He would not do that. Why would he? But that doesn’t mean that other countries wouldn’t consider doing it. They would consider it and we know they have considered it, because at least one of them has said so in public.”

    The host then played clips of Joe Biden and State Department official Victoria Nuland threatening to “bring an end to” the Nordstream pipelines back in February and January just prior to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

    “Notice how he phrased that,” Carlson said after playing the clip, adding “He didn’t say, ‘I will pause the delivery of gas from Russia to Germany.’ He said there won’t be a Nord Stream 2. We’ll put an end to it. We’ll take it out. We’ll blow it up.”

    “Looking back, those words seem chilling eight months later,” Carlson proclaimed.

    Carlson stated that the Biden administration could be guilty of “environmental terrorism,” asserting that “If you’re worried about climate change, what just happened to the Nordstream pipelines is as close to the apocalypse as we have ever come.”

    “As natural gas pours into the Baltic Sea and into the atmosphere… Could the Biden administration really do something like this?” Carlson asked.

    “We can’t say for sure,” he continued, further noting “We don’t know for sure… we can tell you that close allies of the Biden White House believe they certainly did do it.”

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    Swiss Social Media Abuzz Over ‘Rat Out Your Neighbor’ Energy Use Posters

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    As Switzerland takes drastic measures to reduce its gas use this winter – including fines and up to three years in prisonfor citizens who violate new regulations, a viral poster circulating on Swiss social media telling citizens to rat out neighbors heating their homes above 19C (66.2F) has raised eyebrows.

    “Does the neighbor heat the apartment to over 19 degrees? Please inform us,” reads the poster currently circulating on messaging services such as Signal and Telegram, according to Swiss media.

    This poster is currently causing confusion and indignation among the population. 

    Except, it’s fake.

    According to Energy Department official, Simone Hug, the federal government has nothing to do with the poster.

    “There are no such federal posters, nor do we call for people to be exposed,” said Hug, who added that the government is investigating who created the hoax.

    Outlet ‘20 Minuten’ says it’s easy to conduct a google reverse image of the alleged poster, where it can be found on ‘freepik,’ which hosts over 25 million images, and lists the template as “blank billboard mockup.”

    That said, the fact that so many people believed that the post was real comes as no surprise given the government’s extreme measures to save energy – including the prohibition on home temperatures above 66.2F, as well as a maximum hot water temperature of 60 degrees, and to turn off saunas and swimming pools. ‘Willful’ violators risk three years in prison, while negligent violators face a daily penalty between 30 francs (US$31) and 3,000 francs (US$3130) and up to 180 days in prison.

    In short: if you accidentally set your thermostat incorrectly, you will be better off than your neighbor who deliberately heated his pool to 25 degrees. The penalty should be even heavier for a company that deliberately exceeds gas consumption limits. The quota order is also subject to penal provisions. –Blick

    What’s more, according to Economic Minister Guy Parmelin, there may be spot checks to ensure compliance.

    And while the poster above may be fake, a DEF spokesperson told Blick that “if the infringement was reported and checked and could then be proven,” they may take action against violators. 

    Precisely, checks are not excluded, especially if one is denounced by a disgruntled neighbor or a neighborhood vigilante who is a little too zealous. In these cases, whoever heats up to 20 degrees instead of 19 can expect a fine. -Blick

    If a complaint is filed in this direction, the police must act,” added the director of the Swiss police.

    This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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