News from Around the Web for May 22, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Biden Drains Entire Northeast Gasoline Reserve In Bid To Lower Gas Prices As He Trails Trump By Double Digits - Tyler Durden ZeroHedge, and Sheri, Art Berman and Jeff Thompson on X
Back in March, when reading the mammoth, 1050-page bill that was meant to avert government shutdown, but was yet another pork filled free-for-all bonanza authorizing $1.7 trillion in discretionary spending, we stumbled upon something that was truly shocking: after Biden singlehandedly drained half of the US strategic petroleum reserve to avoid obliteration for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections, Congress has snuck in a provision that would sell off and shutter the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve, a move that while perhaps keeps gas prices lower for a day or two, would also leave the entire continental northeast defenseless to any true environmental catastrophe or shock. We were so dismayed by the inclusion of this particular text, we wondered if it hadn't been put there solely for the benefit of America's enemies...

#9 Electric Cars More Likely to Hit Pedestrians Than Petrol Vehicles, Study Finds - Ian Sample for The Guardian, and GB News and Climate Realist on X

Hybrid and electric cars are more likely to strike pedestrians than petrol or diesel vehicles, particularly in towns and cities, according to an analysis of British road traffic accidents. Data from 32bn miles of battery-powered car travel and 3tn miles of petrol and diesel car trips showed that mile-for-mile electric and hybrid cars were twice as likely to hit pedestrians than fossil fuel-powered cars and three times more likely to do so in urban areas. Why eco-friendly cars are more hazardous is unclear, but researchers suspect a number of factors are to blame. Drivers of electric cars tend to be younger and less experienced, and the vehicles are much quieter than cars with combustion engines, making them harder to hear, especially in towns and cities...

#8 Senate Votes to Cancel Biden Gas Furnaces Regulation With Help From Democrats - Nancy Vu for The Washington Examiner and Sen. Kevin Cramer on X

The Senate approved a resolution that would roll back the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency standards for gas furnaces, setting the measure up for an expected veto from President Joe Biden.  The disapproval resolution, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), would overturn a finalized rule from the DOE that would mandate energy efficiency standards for residential gas furnaces, with the aim of saving consumers money and cutting greenhouse gas emissions...

#7 New York Migrant Complains: Not Enough Welfare, Aid - Warner Todd Huston for Breitbart and Lady Tigress on X

A migrant from the Dominican Republic told reporters that New York’s government is not living up to its promises to help migrants settle in American neighborhoods and to be handed freebies and jobs. Yaniry Pena spoke through tears to WHEC-TV in a video posted Friday and blasted officials of New York’s Monroe County for making life much harder than she expected. According to the report, Pena and her children left their Dominican Republic home and made their way to El Salvador and embarked on a dangerous month-and-a-half trip to the border, where they crossed into the U.S.A.  Pena says that she has been traumatized by how she has been treated in New York as she spoke to the news outlet through an interpreter because she speaks no English. “It’s very traumatic,” the bitter Pena said. “She says it’s been quite traumatic. Everything that has been told to us to come to Monroe County, to Rochester, hasn’t been fulfilled.”

#6 Outrage Grows Over ‘Incredible Disaster’ Requiring Absentee Wisconsinites To Commit Fraud Or Not Vote - M.D. Kittle for The Federalist and NahBabyNah on X

Three days after a Wisconsin judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the state’s election regulator, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) still wasn’t commenting about its latest legal scrape. But state lawmakers were—including the former chairwoman of the Assembly’s Elections Committee, who called WEC’s alleged violation of election law the “absentee ballot scandal of 2024.” As The Federalist first reported on Friday, Judge James Morrison issued the restraining order, enjoining WEC from requiring that Wisconsin’s approximately 1,900 local election clerks use legally suspect absentee ballot envelopes while the court deliberates on the merits of the complaint...

#5 “They Literally Don’t Give A Damn”: CA Dems Vote Unanimously To Keep Protecting Illegal Immigrant Pedophiles - Lisa Moore for The Daily Caller and California Globe on X

California Assemblyman Bill Essayli had his microphone turned off today when he forced a vote on an assembly bill that seeks to end California’s ‘sanctuary state’ protections for illegal immigrant pedophiles. “Assembly Democrats unanimously blocked the vote [on Assembly Bill 2641], thus allowing illegal immigrant pedophiles to remain protected from deportation,” the California Republican Assembly Caucus stated to Daily Caller in a press release...

#4 Republican National Committee Headquarters Under Lockdown After Being Sent Vials of Blood - NBC News, and Mario Nawfal and the Post Millennial on X

The Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., was under lockdown Wednesday morning after someone sent vials of blood to the building, three sources familiar with the situation told NBC News. A hazardous materials team from the U.S. Capitol Police is on site. The suspicious package was cleared, the Capitol Police told NBC News. But one of the sources familiar with the situation said the building was still on lockdown and the blood was being tested. It is unclear if a suspect is in custody.

#3 Drinking Water Warning Issued Nationwide - Gabe Whisnant for Newsweek, and Rawsalerts and Today on X

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an enforcement alert Monday urging water utility systems to take immediate action to protect the nation's drinking water from cyberattacks. According to the EPA, recent federal inspections revealed that 70 percent of U.S. water systems inspected do not fully comply with requirements in the Safe Drinking Water Act. The agency added that some systems have "critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities, such as default passwords that have not been updated and single logins that can easily be compromised."

#2 Biden Administration Canceling Student Loans for Another 160,000 Borrowers - Collin Binkley for AP News, and Axios and Ted Cruz on X

The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers through a combination of existing programs. The Education Department announced the latest round of cancellation on Wednesday, saying it will erase $7.7 billion in federal student loans. With the latest action, the administration said it has canceled $167 billion in student debt for nearly 5 million Americans through several programs. “From day one of my administration, I promised to fight to ensure higher education is a ticket to the middle class, not a barrier to opportunity,” President Joe Biden said in a statement. “I will never stop working to cancel student debt — no matter how many times Republican-elected officials try to stop us.”

#1 Brits Given Chilling Government Warning on Exact Items They Need at Home to Survive Nuclear Strike - Sophie Huskisson for The Mirror and Dr Bella and Edwin Hayward on X

Households should stock up on tinned food, bottled water, and a battery-powered or wind radio to prepare for a national emergency. The Government on Wednesday launched a new website,, which sets out guidance for the public to prepare for crises. Flooding is warned to be the most common risk for the public, with other emergencies to prepare for including anything from another pandemic to a mass cyberattack that cuts off the internet. Extreme cases could include a nuclear attack in Europe or a volcanic eruption in another country sweeping clouds of highly toxic sulphur dioxide to the UK...


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