The US Government Is On Track to Top Last Year’s Record-Breaking Deficits
The Treasury department has issued its spending and revenue report for April 2021, and it’s clear the US government is headed toward another record-breaking year for deficits.
According to the report, the US federal government collected $439.2 billion in revenue during April 2021, which was a sizable improvement over April 2020 and over March 2021. Indeed, April 2021’s revenue total was the largest since July of last year when the federal government collected 563.5 billion following several months of delays on tax filing deadlines beyond the usual April 15 deadline. (Not surprisingly, in most years, April tends to be the federal government’s biggest month for tax collections.)
In spite of April’s haul, however, the federal government managed to spend much more than that, with spending topping $664 billion during April. This means the federal government ran a sizable deficit in April of 225.6 billion. This was a middling sum compared to other monthly deficits this fiscal year (which began on October 1), but deficits are adding up fast.
Calgary pastor accused of organizing and promoting gatherings to appear in court
Artur Pawlowski, 48, was released from custody Monday night and is due in court May 17.
A court date has been set for a Calgary pastor accused of violating public health orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Calgary police released Artur Pawlowski from custody Monday evening. He was arrested Saturday and charged for organizing an illegal in-person gathering, and promoting and attending an illegal gathering. He was arrested Saturday and charged for organizing an illegal in-person gathering, and promoting and attending an illegal gathering.
Rallies and protests against lockdowns, masks and other COVID-19 regulations have been occurring regularly in Alberta. Also Saturday, police ticketed protesters leaving a rally against public health restrictions outside a central Alberta cafe after the establishment was closed by health officials earlier in the week.
Hundreds of people also gathered the weekend before near Bowden, also in central Alberta, for a pre-advertised maskless “No More Lockdowns”’ protest rodeo.
Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes
Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities.
Researchers concluded that garlic, white onion and purple onion can be used to treat or prevent diabetes and hypertension, thanks to their ability to inhibit ACE, a-amylase and a-glucosidase activity, as well as lipid peroxidation in the pancreas and the heart.
Improve Insulin Sensitivity with Lifestyle Changes and Avocado
88 million Americans adult population, have prediabetes. Insulin is a critical hormone that regulates blood glucose and controls many bodily processes. However, issues with insulin sensitivity and resistance, in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly, sets the stage for many health conditions, including type 2 diabetes... Understand how to improve insulin sensitivity is the first step toward preventing insulin resistance. Preventing insulin resistance may be one of the most powerful ways to live a healthier life.
Unlike most other fruits, a serving of avocado contains zero grams of naturally occurring sugar, and does not affect the glycemic response. A 2013 clinical trial of 26 healthy, overweight adults showed that adding one-half of an avocado to a meal reduced insulin levels at 30 minutes post-meal compared to the control meal. Over three-hours, there was no significant difference between groups. The -Avocado Nutrition Center supported this study, and the conclusions cannot be applied to the general public due to study limitations, including the study size.ds.