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House Dems block attempted ban on strategic oil sales to China

FlickR photo of Chinese oil tanker by Bernard Spragg

U.S. Sold Nearly 6 Million Barrels of Oil From the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, Records Show | 27 July 2022 | The Biden administration has sold nearly 6 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to an entity tied to the Chinese Communist Party, records show. From September 2021 to July, the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three crude oil contracts with a combined value of roughly 464 million to Unipec America, the U.S. trading arm of Chinese state-owned oil company Sinopec, according to a review by The Epoch Times of the DOE documents. A Chinese firm with ties to Hunter Biden had invested in the national oil giant. The sale would tap 5.9 million barrels in total from the strategic reserve (SPR) to export to the Chinese firm. The latest contract, revealed on July 10, was for 950,000 barrels sold for around 113.5 million.


House Democrats Block Vote to Ban Strategic Oil Sales to China | 21 July 2022 | In a vote on Wednesday afternoon, House Democrats unanimously shot down a GOP-led amendment that would ban the Biden administration and U.S. Department of Energy from selling oil kept in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to one of our nation’s biggest foes, China. 219 House Democrats voted to block the bill from going forward as gas prices remain more than $2 more expensive per gallon than when Joe Biden took office, signaling again that Democrats are all-in on their radical “transition” aimed at ending fossil fuels no matter the cost to Americans. Rep. David Valadao, a Republican from California, spoke on the House floor in support of the GOP amendment… “What is even more concerning is that under the Biden administration, our Strategic Petroleum Reserve supplies have been severely diminished,” the GOP congressman said. “It does not make sense to me that we are using our already-depleted energy supplies to help China build up its own strategic reserves.”


Biden State Department Official Seemingly Deletes Twitter Account After Saying ‘I Prefer High Gas Prices’ | 25 July 2022 | A Biden administration State Department official who tweeted his support for “high gas prices” has seemingly deleted his Twitter account after receiving online backlash. “I prefer high gas prices = less driving, less CO2,” State Department official Alan Eyre tweeted on Friday.Eyre said this in response to President Joe Biden’s claim “America’s drivers will spend on average 30 less per month on gas than they did during peak prices.” The State Department official faced backlash online from Twitter users, including from one former Republican congressional candidate, Ron Bassilian, who called Eyre a “ghoul” and argued “gas demand is inelastic.”

Strike destroys over 100 US-made HIMARS rockets – Russia –The Defense Ministry says an ammunition depot was targeted in attacks that also killed Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries | 27 July 2022 | Russian forces have targeted an ammunition depot in Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk Region, destroying over 100 US-made HIMARS rockets, according to an update from Russia’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday. “On July 24, a strike by Russia’s Aerospace Forces on an ammunition depot near the settlement of Lyubimovka, Dnepropetrovsk region, destroyed more than a hundred missiles for the US-made HIMARS Multiple launch rocket system,” the ministry’s report reads. It is also noted that up to 120 Ukrainian military personnel guarding the facility, as well as foreign mercenaries and technical specialists, were killed.

Trudeau Moves Forward with Plan to Reduce Fertilizer Use and Bankrupt Farmers During Global Food Shortage Emergency | 23 July 2022 | The Canadian tyrant Justin Trudeau is moving forward with his plan to reduce Canadian fertilizer use and bankrupt farmers. This will bankrupt farmers, their land will be scooped up by international billionaires and the global food shortage will deepen. You’ll be eating bugs before you know it whether you want to or not! As per a Government of Saskatchewan news release, both the Alberta and Saskatchewan Ministers of Agriculture have expressed “profound disappointment” in Trudeau’s decision to attempt to reduce nitrogen emissions from fertilizer. “We’re really concerned with this arbitrary goal,” Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit said. “The Trudeau government has apparently moved on from their attack on the oil and gas industry and set their sights on Saskatchewan farmers.”


Member of European Parliament Labels COVID Vaccine Coercion ‘Worst Crime Ever Committed on Humanity’ | 27 July 2022 | In a speech in the European Parliament earlier this month, German MP Christine Anderson described the coercion of people into taking COVID vaccines as the “biggest crime ever committed on humanity.” “This vaccine campaign will go down as the biggest scandal in medical history,” Anderson declared, adding, “Moreover, it will be known as the biggest crime ever committed on humanity.” The MEP was addressing mass flight cancellations and staff shortages in airports and on planes, asserting that while it is claimed the situation stems from companies not hiring back enough staff after the pandemic, the real reason is that pilots and other staff have refused to get vaccinated. Anderson further warned “unscrupulous globalist elites” have used the pandemic for their own ends, asking, “What in God’s name have they done with this?”

Dr. Deborah Birx says she ‘knew’ COVID vaccines would not ‘protect against infection’ –The former White House COVID response coordinator downplays vaccine efficacy | 22 July 2022 | Former White House COVID response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she “knew” that COVID-19 vaccines “were not going to protect against infection” Friday on “Your World.” DR. BIRX: I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection. And I think we overplayed the vaccines, and it made people then worry that it’s not going to protect against severe disease and hospitalization. It will. But let’s be very clear: 50% of the people who died from the Omicron surge were older, vaccinated. So that’s why I’m saying even if you’re vaccinated and boosted, if you’re unvaccinated right now, the key is testing and Paxlovid. It’s effective. It’s a great antiviral… 

CDC Says It Performed Vaccine Safety Data Mining After Saying It Didn’t | 24 July 2022 | The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying it has performed vaccine safety data mining and analyses since early 2021, a reversal from a recent letter. The CDC said in an operating procedures document dated Jan. 29, 2021, that it “will perform” a type of data mining analysis of vaccine safety data called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR). The public health agency also said it would conduct routine surveillance of the data, which is being logged into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. The data mining and surveillance were aimed at detecting adverse events occurring at higher-than-expected rates.

NYC Mayor Fires Another 200 City Workers Over COVID Jab | 24 July 2022 | New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s office revealed on Saturday that city officials fired more than 200 additional city employees for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID — bringing the total number of firings up to 1,752 workers. The mayor’s office told the New York Post those numbers reflect as of July 13. Six months ago, Adams laid off over 1,500 government employees who refused to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate Feb 11 deadline… Just after Adams terminated the unvaxxed city staff, he faced backlash from police and fire associations. NBC New York reported Andrew Ansbro, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, who once estimated up to 500 firefighters would face the risk of termination due to their refusal to comply with the mandate, called out the mayor for exempting New York City-based professional athletes and performers from the citywide mandate.

Truckers shut down Port of Oakland in protest of Gavin Newsom’s labor law as California’s supply chain goes from bad to worse | 23 July 2022 | Independent truckers shut down the Port of Oakland as a protest against a labor law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Since Monday, California truckers have been blocking access to the Port of Oakland with a protest against Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). The truck drivers successfully stopped operations at the Oakland port from Wednesday through Friday. The Port of Oakland said in a Wednesday statement, “Trucker protests that started Monday over the implementation of AB5 have effectively shut down operations at shipping terminals at the Port of Oakland. The shutdown will further exacerbate the congestion of containers dwelling at the Oakland Seaport as port officials urge terminal operations to resume.”

Nearly one in three Americans say it may soon be necessary to take up arms against the government | 24 July 2022 | A majority of Americans say the U.S. government is corrupt and almost a third say it may soon be necessary to take up arms against it, according to a new poll from May, 2022 by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Two-thirds of Republicans and independents say the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me,” according to the poll, compared to 51 percent of liberal voters. Twenty-eight percent of all voters, including 37 percent of gun owners, agreed “it may be necessary at some point soon for citizens to take up arms against the government,” a view held by around 35 percent of Republicans and around 35 percent of Independents. One in five Democrats concurred.

Trump dominates 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll at Turning Point USA summit | 24 July 2022 | Former President Donald Trump dominated the 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit Sunday, Fox News has learned. TPUSA polled conference attendees–youth activists from around the country–who they would vote for in 2024 if Trump decided to launch another White House run. The straw poll was sponsored by Turning Point Action, the affiliated 501(c)(4) of TPUSA. 78.7% attendees said they would vote for Trump.

DOJ reportedly investigating Trump’s conduct, conversations as part of 2020 election probe | 26 July 2022 | The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating the actions and correspondence of former President Trump in its investigation of his inner circle’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election coup. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the DOJ has, before a grand jury, asked witnesses about meetings Trump had in December 2020 and January 2021 as well as his pressure campaign on Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election. People familiar with the matter told The Post that the questions focused on the extent of Trump’s [alleged] involvement in this effort. Until then, the DOJ has focused its investigation on Trump’s lawyers, John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani.

J6 Defendant Mark Aungst Who Pled Guilty to Parading Commits Suicide Before Sentencing | 22 July 2022 | January 6 defendant Mark Aungst of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, committed suicide this week according to the local coroner. Aungst pleaded guilty last month to parading in the Capitol and was facing up to six months in prison and a 5000 fine. News of Aungst’s death was reported by PennLive: A Lycoming County man awaiting sentencing for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has died. The death Wednesday of Mark R. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, was ruled a suicide, Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. said. Aungst pleaded guilty June 27 in District of Columbia federal court to a charge of demonstrating or parading in a restricted building. His sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 27 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. He could have been sentenced up to six months in prison and fined 5,000.” 

Lee Zeldin attack suspect arrested on federal assault charge | 23 July 2022 | The suspect in the attack of Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., was arrested Saturday afternoon on a federal assault charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York announced. David Jakubonis is scheduled to make his first court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marion W. Payson Saturday. Zeldin is running for New York governor as a Republican. Jakubonis, 43 of Fairport, New York, has been charged with attempted assault in the second degree on the state level. He was arraigned in Perinton Town Court and released on his own recognizance after the Thursday attack.  


More than 50 Republicans call for Biden to take cognitive test amid Dem concerns about his age –More Republicans are joining calls for Biden to take a cognitive test | 27 July 2022 | More than 50 House Republicans on Wednesday are calling for Joe Biden to take a cognitive test, as the president’s opponents, and even some allies, question his fitness for the job at age 79. Fifty-four Republicans signed the letter, addressed to Joe Biden, which was led by Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas. That’s up from 13 co-signers on a similar letter Jackson led in June 2021, and 37 co-signers on a letter in February. The latest letter also includes key members of House Republican leadership, including Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks, R-Ind., Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Conference Vice Chair Mike Johnson, R-La.

Liz Cheney facing huge deficit in U.S. House race according to latest poll | 25 July 2022 | With just over three weeks until Wyoming’s Primary Election Day on August 16, challenger Harriet Hageman has a huge lead on three-term incumbent Liz Cheney in the race for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat, according to a recent poll in the Casper Star-Tribune. “I can’t remember the last time I saw an incumbent down 22 points in a House Race, unless it was somebody who had been indicted or convicted of a crime,” said Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, the firm that conducted the poll. While Cheney isn’t on trial, she is kind of involved in one as one of the members of the committee investigating [sic] the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and that’s likely the reason for her deficit. The more eye-popping number is Cheney’s approval rating, with more than 2 to 1 saying she’s done a poor job. “Her approval rating is only 27 percent approve, 66 percent disapprove,” Coker said. “That number is devastating”

Dallas Love Field Airport shooting: Police ID suspect as Portia Odufuwa, a 37-year-old Texas woman | 25 July 2022 | Texas police have identified the woman suspected of opening fire at the Dallas Love Field Airport Monday morning as Portia Odufuwa. Dallas police said she had been dropped off at the airport and entered the terminal. “Odufuwa went inside a women’s restroom and a short time later comes out into the ticket counter area and fires a weapon several times,” police said. A Dallas police officer nearby engaged the suspect and shot her “in the lower extremities,” police said… A witness told FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth she saw the armed woman dressed in all black, walking in the terminal “with guns up.”

Google fires employee after he claimed company’s AI system is sentient –Google placed Blake Lemoine on administrative leave last month | 25 July 2022 | Google has fired one of its engineers, a Christian mystic, who was suspended last month after telling the company he believed its artificial intelligence chatbot had become sentient and capable of human thinking and reasoning. Blake Lemoine first shared the news during an interview on the Big Technology Podcast just hours after he was fired on Friday. Lemoine was placed on leave on June 6 for talking with people outside Google about the company’s AI chatbot LaMDA, or Language Model for Dialog Applications. The system is used to create chatbots that can mimic human speech. Lemoine had been working on the system since last fall and described it as sentient with an ability to express thoughts and feelings equivalent to a human child.

Eight years? Nine years? Six years ago? A climate change activist guide to doomsday –The end is going to come soon, unless it doesn’t| 26 July 2022 | Advocates of combating climate change are increasingly invoking doomsday scenarios to pressure Joe Biden to take unilateral action to lower greenhouse gas emissions, despite a history of such claims falling flat. The rhetoric is coming not only from progressive activists but also Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers, in particular, have intensified their doomsday predictions as hopes for a climate change deal have waned within the Senate in recent days. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., recently told supporters that if immediate action was not taken on climate change, an immigration and public health crisis was likely to appear by 2030. 

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  1. So much to respond to here. First, bravo for crossing out the word “election” and correcting it to “coup” in the article on illegitimate Biden Department of Injustice persecution of President Trump, the lawful winner of the election. Merrick Garland is an enemy of the American people.

  2. Hey– Somebody’s got to reward the Chinese Co.with oil sales that benefit poor Hunter Biden, think his crappy paintings bring in enough CASH when he’s on record saying there’s “10% for the Big Guy” and “I have to give 1/2 my salary to Pops”? Harry Truman was right saying “IF you come to DC broke & leave rich, you’re CROOKED!”..And the “party” is SO corrupt they BLOCK any & all inquiries? The EU now states that FORCED vaccines are “the worst crime…”? Wait until the “adverse events” are TRULY tallied! Yet the Dummy NYC Mayor’s STILL firing the un-jabbed? And “Dr. Scarf-Lady” Birx VOMITS out truly despicable LIES she proffered and STILL doesn’t get dragged before a Congressional Committee? Hello? More important is Steve Bannon? And the DOJ’s STILL after Trump? Can anyone say “Captain Ahab”? Anyone ever READ Moby Dick? And “Odufuwa” a “Texas Woman”? SURE! And better stock up on firewood for the “Coming Ice Age”..What? You changed it to “Global Warming”? Now “Climate Change”? Will the rising sea levels threaten Obama’s seaside mansions on Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii? THIS is a page full of insanity..The Dem’s BEG 3rd worlders for oil & shutdown OUR production then SELL OFF our “emergency” reserves? Crazy! Remember in November!

  3. Bernie has got to go……..hello Bernie; we already have an immigration crisis and it truly is causing a public health emergency…….STop BLabbing and do something about it……you sir are a good for nothing, feather your own nest corrupt politician………TERM LIMITS RIGHT NOW………and no you dont get a paycheck the rest of your life……..get a job……

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