US to Release 50 Million Barrels of Oil to Ease Energy Costs



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President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy-consuming nations, including China, India, and the United Kingdom.

The move is aimed at global energy markets, but also at voters who are coping with higher inflation and rising prices ahead of Thanksgiving and winter holiday travel. Gas prices are at about $3.40 a gallon, more than 50% higher than their price a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association.

Biden has scrambled to reshape much of his economic agenda around the issue of inflation, saying that his recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure package will reduce price pressures by making it more efficient and cheaper to transport goods.

Republican lawmakers have hammered the administration for inflation hitting a 31-year high in October. The consumer price index soared 6.2% from a year ago — the biggest 12-month jump since 1990.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell tore into the White House in a floor speech last week, saying the victims of higher prices were middle-class Americans.

“The three biggest drivers of the staggering 6.2% inflation rate we logged last month were housing, transportation, and food,” the Kentucky senator said. “Those aren’t luxuries, they’re essentials, and they take up a much bigger share of families’ budgets from the middle class on down.”

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is an emergency stockpile to preserve access to oil in case of natural disasters, national security issues and other events. Maintained by the Energy Department, the reserves are stored in caverns created in salt domes along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. There are roughly 605 million barrels of sweet and sour petroleum in the reserve.

“As we come out of an unprecedented global economic shutdown, oil supply has not kept up with demand, forcing working families and businesses to pay the price,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement. “This action underscores the president’s commitment to using the tools available to bring down costs for working families and to continue our economic recovery.”

The Biden administration has argued that the reserve is the right tool to help ease the supply problem. Americans used an average of 20.7 million barrels a day during September, according to the Energy Information Administration. That means that the release nearly equals about two-and-a-half days of additional supply.

The pandemic made energy markets — like everything else — haywire on multiple fronts. As the closures began in April, 2020, demand collapsed and oil futures prices turned negative. Energy traders did not want to get stuck with crude that they could not store. But as the economy recovered, prices jumped to a seven-year high in October.

U.S. production has not recovered. Energy Information Administration figures indicate that domestic production is averaging roughly 11 million barrels daily, down from 12.8 million before the pandemic started.

Republicans have also seized on Biden’s efforts to minimize drilling and support renewable energy as a reason for the decreased production, though there are multiple market dynamics at play as fossil fuel prices are higher around the world.

“President Biden’s policies are hiking inflation and energy prices for the American people. Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will not fix the problem,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming. “We are experiencing higher prices because the administration and Democrats in Congress are waging a war on American energy."

The White House decision comes after weeks of diplomatic negotiations and the release will be taken in parallel with other nations. Japan and South Korea are also participating.

The U.S. Department of Energy will make the oil available from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in two ways; 32 million barrels will be released in the next few months and will return to the reserve in the years ahead, the White House said. Another 18 million barrels will be part of a sale of oil that Congress had previously authorized.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday evening that the White House would also keep tabs on the oil companies, too.

“We will continue to press oil companies who have made record profits and are overseeing what we consider to be price gouging out there when there’s a supply of oil or the price of oil is coming down and the price of gas is not coming down," Psaki said. "It does not take an economic expert to know that’s a problem."


Trump Rips Biden's Order to Release Oil Reserves

Former President Donald Trump is slamming President Joe Biden’s order to release 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve to bring down energy costs

Trump said, in a statement released on Tuesday, "For decades our country’s very important Strategic Oil Reserves were low or virtually empty in that no President wanted to pay the price of filling them up.

"I filled them up three years ago, right to the top, when oil prices were very low. Those reserves are meant to be used for serious emergencies, like war, and nothing else. Now I understand that Joe Biden will be announcing an 'attack' on the newly brimming Strategic Oil Reserves so that he could get the close to record-setting high oil prices artificially lowered."

"We were energy independent one year ago, now we are at the mercy of OPEC, gasoline is selling for $7 in parts of California, going up all over the country, and they are taking oil from our Strategic Reserves. Is this any way to run a country?"

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Waukesha Christmas parade rampage: Suspect’s long criminal past

The judge who granted the driver's bond was Michelle Havas (left). Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisolm (right) is an enthusiastic bail reform advocate who previously suggested the state should replicate San Francisco's bail reform to do away with cash bond on minor crimes

The judge who granted the driver's bond was Michelle Havas (left). Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisolm (right) is an enthusiastic bail reform advocate who previously suggested the state should replicate San Francisco's bail reform to do away with cash bond on minor crimes

ABOVE: The judge who granted the driver's bond was Michelle Havas (left). Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisolm (right) is an enthusiastic bail reform advocate who previously suggested the state should replicate San Francisco's bail reform to do away with cash bond on minor crimes



Milwaukee prosecutors are conducting an internal review into their own office’s decision to make an "inappropriately low" bail recommendation for Darrell Brooks Jr., the person of interest in nearby Waukesha after an SUV plowed through a Christmas parade. The horror left at least five people dead and 40 injured – including 18 children rushed to Children's Wisconsin hospital in Milwaukee. Brooks has multiple pending cases in Milwaukee County – including a 2020 case involving two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a spokesperson for Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm. Bail was originally set at 10,000 and later reduced to 7,500, the district attorney’s office said. But due to a court scheduling conflict that would have deprived Brooks of his right to a speedy trial his bail was again reduced, this time to just 500, which he posted on Feb. 21, 2021, according to prosecutors. Earlier this month, Milwaukee authorities charged Brooks with another reckless endangering out, felony bail jumping, battery, obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct. He allegedly ran a woman over with what may have been the same SUV that wreaked havoc on the Christmas parade. He was released on 1,000 cash bail on Nov. 11. "The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks," Chisholm’s office said Monday. "The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail."The DA’s office said an internal review of the bail recommendation decision is underway. In a recent case, a woman told police that Brooks charged into her hotel room, shouted profanity at her, and took her cellphone before driving away. He allegedly circled back later, found her walking to a nearby gas station, and punched her after she refused to get into his car. When she started to walk away, he allegedly ran her over with his vehicle. Police arrested Brooks at his home at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 2, according to the criminal complaint, which also notes that he owned a maroon Ford Escape with license plate ADP 9256. He ran into the home in an alleged attempt to evade arrest.
Brooks is an amateur rapper who is shown above in a YouTube video standing in front of his red Ford truck

The moment Darrell Brooks was caught by Waukesha cops as he banged on a stranger's door, asked for a sandwich, and claimed he was waiting for an Uber - 20 minutes after 'plowing his SUV through Xmas parade and killing five'

Doorbell camera video obtained by NBC News shows Brooks, wearing a red T-shirt, knocking on the door of resident Daniel Rider's home, located around half a mile from the Waukesha Christmas parade. 

A timestamp from the video shows he knocked on the door at one minute past 5 pm local time, which is roughly 20 minutes after Brooks allegedly drove his red SUV through safety barriers and into the crowds, killing five and injuring 48 others. 


'The Five' react to the criminal history of person charged in Waukesha tragedy

'The Five' panel discusses how suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr., 39, was let out on $1,000 bond days before the attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Darrell Brooks freed on bail twice this year despite active warrant in Nevada

Waukesha Christmas parade horror suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. made bail twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex crime warrant out of Nevada and claiming to be indigent, court records show.

NIH Chief Goes to War Against the Freedom of Speech

APOSTATE NIH director makes plea to evangelical Christians

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, an evangelical Christian, says "disinformation" has made a lot of Christians "confused or fearful" about the Covid-19 vaccine.

NIH Chief Wants Online ‘Misinformation’ Spreaders ‘Brought to Justice’



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With secret police chief Merrick Garland siccing the FBI on parents at school board meetings and the social media giants continuing to cut the ground out from under dissenting voices, the Biden administration has not exactly provided a welcoming place for the freedom of speech. However, Francis Collins, the outgoing director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), thinks there is still altogether too much of it. Collins wants those who are spreading “misinformation” to be “brought to justice,” and pronto.

It’s disconcerting to see an official of the United States government (the NIH is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services) coming out so openly against a fundamental right guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and hallowed by over two centuries of precedent, but as far as Collins is concerned, the need to curtail the freedom of speech is urgent. He said Friday, “Conspiracies are winning here. Truth is losing. That’s a really serious indictment of the way in which our society seems to be traveling.”

Collins was referring to what he said was misinformation about America’s doctor, Anthony Fauci. According to The Washington Post, Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) wasn’t really funding experiments involving the gratuitous torture of puppiesThe Post admitted that “NIAID was initially listed as a funder on the study in a paper in a scientific journal in late July,” but claimed that “the researchers and the medical journal corrected the error.”

Collins was indignant over the fact that people still believed Fauci was involved in the puppy torture, fuming: “Truth is supposed to be truth, and the fact that your truth would be so heavily modified by your social circle or where you get your news tells you we’re in real trouble.”

All right. Maybe Fauci is as kind to dogs as that renowned animal lover, Adolf Hitler, was. Maybe. But if NIAID did not fund the experiments, why was it listed as doing so in the first place? Was the NIAID removed from the list of funders only when the experiments started to receive unwelcome media attention? When Fauci has contradicted himself numerous times about the usefulness of wearing masks and not even followed his own recommendations, would it really be wise to accept at face value everything that the NIH and other agencies claim is true?

That’s what Francis Collins wants, and more: he wants those who contradict his wisdom to be punished. He finds it appalling that “somebody’s Facebook post carries as much weight as a statement from the director of the CDC about what is the truth of a public health crisis.” The Post lamented the alleged fact that “the rapid-fire spread of misinformation has altered public opinion of the pandemic and coronavirus vaccines,” and claimed that “some 6 in 10 Americans say they either believe the government is exaggerating the number of deaths from the virus or aren’t sure. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans believe covid-19 shots contain microchips or don’t know if the claim is true.”

Related: FAUCI LIED: NIH Admits Funding Gain-of-Function Research at Wuhan Lab

There is ample reason for this widespread distrust: the government has so often proven itself to be untrustworthy. Most notoriously, Collins and Fauci themselves were caught lying about the NIH funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab where the COVID-19 virus originated. And then there has been all the stonewalling about the side effects of the COVID vaccines. As PJ Media’s Stacey Lennox noted in September, “The FDA already states that the highest risk for pericarditis and myocarditis following the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is in young men between the ages of 12 and 17. There is no information about long-term risks associated with a young man suffering from heart disease following vaccination, yet schools and colleges are moving to mandate them. It is a complete inversion of what Western societies have traditionally done. We are subjecting young men to an unknown risk because adults are suffering from media-induced mass hysteria.”

Collins is unrepentant, however, and enraged that some people are calling for Fauci to resign: “Do you then want to hand a victory on a platter to the people who have made up stories and incessantly thrown around information that is absolutely untrue to try to take him down? You want to say okay, they win?”

Why, no, Frank. The only problem is that it’s not altogether clear right now whether it is you or the people you’re targeting who are actually the ones spreading the misinformation. If you get your way and those you claim are spreading misinformation are silenced, in blithe disregard of the First Amendment, it may turn out later that those who are smeared as spreaders of misinformation are actually telling the truth. Remember Hunter Biden’s laptop, and how all the self-appointed guardians of acceptable discourse labeled as “misinformation” what turned out to be entirely accurate reporting on its contents? You wouldn’t want that to happen again, would you? While you’re pondering that question, Dr. Collins, you fascist, kindly also tender your resignation and never appear in the public square again.

Pharmacies Give Wrong Doses of Pfizer COVID Biologic to Children



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Several pharmacies, including Ted Pharmacy in Aldie, Virginia,1 recently gave young children an adult dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech experimental COVID BNT162b2 biologic rather than the reduced dose specially formulated for children 5 to 11 years old after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the recommendation for use of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot to include children in that age group.2

This segment of the pediatric population are supposed to be given the reduced dose contained in vials with an orange cap that differs from the vials with a purple cap designated for adolescents and adults. Vaccine providers administer the reduced dosage COVID vaccine to children with a smaller syringe.3

Virginia Pharmacies Give Children Wrong Dosage of Pfizer COVID Biologic

Ted Pharmacy recently admitted to administering the wrong doses of BNT162b2 to 112 children aged five to 11 years old. The pharmacy gave the children doses of the biologic formulated for adolescents 12 years of age and older.4

Loudoun County Health Department said that it was a parent who noticed that the color of the vile was purple and not orange. The health department was notified, after which public health officials removed the remaining vaccines from the pharmacy and asked them to notify the parents of the affected children.5

David Goodfriend, MD, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, said:

Because they did not have the children’s formulation they used the adult formulation but only gave a third of the amount to the children. Our understanding from Ted Pharmacy is they were trying to do a workaround, which is not authorized.6

Dr. Goodfriend said that there can be issues with the workaround of the vaccine. He explained:

If it doesn’t all go in, or if goes into the body but doesn’t go into the muscle, or you didn’t draw it up exactly to the 0.1 milliliter line, there’s a chance you might get too little vaccine. There’s also a chance it could have given too much.7

Dr. Goodfriend wrote a letter to the parents of the affected children that included guidance from the CDC on how to proceed with the next dose. The guidance stated that children who were given the wrong dose could proceed with a second dose of the correct amount in three weeks, or restart the two-shot series after three weeks.8

In addition, three children in Ashburn, Virginia received the wrong dose of BNT162b2 at a CVS pharmacy that mixed the biologic with extra diluent. CVS issued a public statement saying:

We notified the parents of each patient and, per CDC guidelines, recommended their child be revaccinated. We are reporting this event to HHS’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and are taking steps to help prevent this from occurring again.9

Children Given Wrong Doses in Other Parts of the Country

 In Garland, Texas, a six-year-old boy and a seven-year-old boy were mistakenly given adult doses of BNT162b2 at a pop-up clinic run by Garland’s health department. The parents of the boys were notified of the error. Julian Gonzalez, the parent of the six-year-old said:

We found out after the fact that the vials for the children’s vaccine should have been different, the needles should have been different… It should have been labeled specifically for kids so… where did that decision come from? Who was it that told them they could go ahead and offer it?10

Gonzalez added that he was frustrated and frightened for his child.11

A five-year-old boy in Midvale, Utah was given an adult booster shot instead of a child’s dose of BNT162b2 at East Midvale Elementary School. The mother of the child said that the health care professionals who administered the wrong dose were nonchalant about the error and said her son is “just more protected than other kids his age.”12

Nicholas Rupp, communications and public relations manager with the Salt Lake County Health Department, said:

While we do not expect any adverse effects to the patient because of this (and will be following up with the patient and their health care provider to be sure), we take any mistake seriously and are investigating the circumstances in this situation.13


Click here to view References:

1 Thompson S. Loudoun County pharmacy gave wrong coronavirus vaccine doses to 112 children, officials sayThe Washington Post Nov. 11, 2021.
2 Press release. FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of AgeU.S. Food and Drug Administration Oct. 29, 2021.
3 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5 through 11 Years Old. Nov. 3, 2021.
4 Smith C. Virginia Pharmacy Gave Wrong COVID Vaccine Dosage to Children 5-11NBC Washington Nov. 10, 2021.
5 Thompson S. Loudoun County pharmacy gave wrong coronavirus vaccine doses to 112 children, officials sayThe Washington Post Nov. 11, 2021.
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.
8 Ibid.
9 7NewsStaff. 3 children receive wrong dose of COVID vaccine at Loudoun County CVS pharmacyWJLA Nov. 12, 2021.
11 Ibid.
12 Tavss J. Utah child, 5, mistakenly given adult COVID vaccine dose at Midvale clinicFox 13 Now Nov. 12, 2021.
13 Ibid.